Garden City Telegram, January 30, 1964

Garden City Telegram

January 30, 1964

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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - January 30, 1964, Garden City, Kansas By MALCOLM W. BROWNE SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) — Maj. On. Nguyen ' Khanh, a 37-year-old army corps commander, became a' virtual dictator of South Viet Nam today in a swift, bloodless coup. He pledged to “smash the Communists and the traitors who advocate neutralism." A new council of generals took shape to help him run the country and the U.S.-backed war against Red guerrillas. Khanh dissolved the old government and clapped four key generals of that regime in jail. Three of them were charged with plotting with France to neutralize South \ iet Nam. French President Charles de Gaulle has advocated neutralization of both North and South Viet Nam. Photo bv Jim Johnson GREAT CLOUDS of smoke billows from Palmer Welding and Tank Co. Wednesday when fire extensively damaged the building and it's contents. Volunteer fire fighters were forced to use masks while battling the interior blaze. garden— mg... with Hic editor Entries are being accepted for the annual KIUL-Telegram bridge tournament. You will find an entry form on Page 2 of today’s Telegram. Either mail them or bring them in — either to KIUL or the Telegram. And don’t forget the $2. ★ ★ * Can you call off a groundhog supper because of darkness? You might, but the Jennie Barker P-TA didn t. If you were among the 650 — best turnout yet — who ate that good supper at the Jennie Barker school Monday night, you probably know about the light failure. The place was plunged Into darkness just as business was heaviest. At first the only illumination came from cigarette lighters. Then some cars were moved to where their headlights would shine in the windows Fortunately, there was gas to fry the sausage, and the serving continued. Tile power was off j for about 45 minutes. ★ ★ ★ We’ve heard stories about trav-1 eling salesmen but this came from a salesman himself (we don’t want to claim it). He was in the office yesterday I and asked us if we knew how the guy, all alone on a raft in the ocean without a match or lighter, figured how to light his cigarette. We didn’t know. Well, our man on the raft simply took a cigarette from a pack he happened to have with him, and tossed it overboard. This made the raft a “cigarette lighter.” It it it We saw Cliff Hope Jr., this morning, back from Kansas Day activities in Topeka, and expressed our disappointment. We had expected him to announce. Earlier we had discussed the many announcement stories with Cliff, and he said he planned to "announce that he wasn't going to announce that he would run for governor.” He figured Kansas Day in Topeka was the place to make his “announcement.” But he didn’t. Why? “With all the other candidates bolding press conferences to make announcements, I couldn’t find any room left for mine,” Cliff answered. Fire Damages Welding Firm Fire that first started in some • weeds then roared into a full-fledged blaze caused extensive damage to the Palmer Welding and Tank Co. on US50 west early Wednesday afternoon. Contents as well as the building were extensively damaged. Garden City volunteer fireman Alan Ladd Dead at 50 PALM SPRINGS. Calif. (AP) —Alan Ladd, who realized a dream of driving a limousine through the same studio gate where once he had to punch a time clock, is dead at 50. The 5-foot-e star, who walked tall as a movie hero for 23 years, was found dead in the master bedroom of his home Wednesday- A servant who had become alarmed when the actor failed to wake up from a nap found the body. A doctor and Police Chief Gus Kettmann said that Ladd died of natural causes, presumably a heart attack. An autopsy has been ordered. Ladd, except for a butler, had been alone in his desert home for the last IO days. His wife, the former actress Sue Carol, was at the couple’s West Los Angeles home. The Weather Fair with partly cloudy skies and continued mild tonight; light southerly winds; lows in middle 20s. Partly cloudy and a little cooler Friday with light northerly winds; highs in lower 50s. Sunrise 7:49 Dodxe City  ...... Emporia .............. (JARDEN CITY ftoodland ........... Hill City __________ Russell ............ Salina __________....... Topeka __________ Wichita   ........... Mas. ... SS .. 55 86 ... 55 .. cs ... 57 . 56 ... 37 ... 56 Sunset 6:05 Hin, Tree. 25 24 22 26 it it 25 20 24 said the burning w'eeds Ignited the building's insulation. Tommy Thomas, spokesman for the fire fighters, said the heat from the burning insulation caused a carbide welder to explode which in turn ignited the rest of the building and its contents. The volunteers answered the alarm at 12:50 pm. Ed Porter and employes of Ready Mix Con-cret- Co. assisted firemen by bringing trucks full of water to the site. Firemen battled the blaze some four hours. No one was injured. Great billows of dark smoke poured from th? burning building drawing throngs of on lookers to the site. However, firemen were not hampered in fighting the blaze. No damage estimate has been set. Mrs. Guy Palmer, wife of the owner, said this morning that insurance adjusters are today determining the losses, wh’ch were expected to run high. Wednesday's fire is the second serious blaze in Garden City this year. The first was Jan. 30 when the Homer Reid family. 207 S. 10th, lost most of their belong- I ings and were forced from their extensively damaged house. Norton Mon Head* Kansas Day Club TOPEKA (AP)—State Rep. J. C. Tillotson, R-Norton. Is the new president of the Kansas Dav Club. He was elected Wednesday at the group's annual meeting and will succeed Don Schnacke, Topeka. Mrs. Fred Curtiss, Burlington. was elected vice president and Clyde N. Christy, Topeka, was reelected secretary-treasur-er. The fate of Maj. Gen Duong Van Minh, chairman of the junta that had ailed Viet Nam since the destruction of President Ngo Dinh . Diem’s regime last Nov. I, was uncertain. Minh was not arrested with the other generals and there was a possibility he would be kept on as technical chief (rf state. Saigon's civilian population took the upheaval in stride. People went about their business as usual. Saigon radio announced: “The standing committ?e of the revolutionary military' committee formed on Nov. I last year lacked the ability to deal with the nation’s internal and external problems and therefore has ! been dissolved. The new- chairman of the standing committee is LL Gen. Nguyen Khanh, commander of the 1st Corps. This decision is effective today, Jan. 30.” Khanh also apparently pro- j moted himself so he would outrank the other generals in the army. He and the rest had been major generals. Among those reported driven i from power with Minh were the junta’s No. 2 man and defense minister, Maj. Gen. Tran Van Don. and the No. 3 man and j armed forces chief of staff. Maj. Gen. Le Van Rim. Although rumors and conflicting reports kept the situation In confusion, they apparently were shunted aside because they were considered proponents of De Gaulle's proposal for a unified. neutralized Viet Nam. Khanh in his seizure of power reportedly had the support of the interior minister. Maj. Gen. Ton That Dinh; the information minister, Maj. Gen. Do Mau; j and the 3rd Corps commander, Maj. Gen. Le Van Khiem. Eight battalions of marines and paratroopers occupied Saigon before dawn The approximately 4.500 men were supported bv tanks and other armor. But unlike the bloody uprising against Diem three months ago not a shot was fired. Despite troop concentrations around key government build ings and at many street intersections. traffic moved normally. Many Vietnamese appeared unaware that anything unusual was happening. U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge was advised of the impending coup Wednesday night and sent an urgent message to Gen. Paul D. Harkins, commander of U.S. forces in Viet Nam. asking him to return to the capital from a field trip, informed sources said. U.S. military authorities appeared deeply disturbed. "THI* development can only hurt the war effort,” said a senior officer. It was the wrong move at the wrong time.” Americans in Saigon forecast another lengthy period of military uncertainty until the government is stabilized. TVlwfram Phot* DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD winner Morris Jones, left, receives the award from last year's DSA winner Dick Bortz, while Mrs. Jones watches. Architect Gets Annual DSA; Four Others Receive Honors Resident Heads Kansas Council Garden Sass Gus Garden doffs his hat to last night’s award winners. Mrs. Norman Thompson, 1606 N. 6th, is the new president of the Kansas Home Demonstration Advisory Council. Officers elected at a meeting of that organization at Kansas State University, Manhattan, include Mrs. E. G. Gecker, ?der-iden, vice-president, Mrs. Glenn Kendler, Esbon. secretary’ and Mrs. Harold Goff, Manhattan, treasurer. More than 1.300 Kansas homemakers are attending the three day session of Home Economics Days. Mrs. Thompson has been active in home demonstration work some years — the past year she served as vice-president of the KHDC. For three years she was director of the southwest district. In 1969 she was appointed state Civil Defense chairman for the council. This month marked the start of her 31st year in her home demonstration unit. She has been on the Finney County Extension Council, serving on tile executive board for four years. She has also been on the state advisory board as home economics representative from I this district. Mrs. Thompson is a graduate ; of Garden City schools and has taken courses at the junior college as well as extension courses from Kansas Universty. During her HDU work she has also helped with special interest I lessons in various Southwest Kansas counties. A 4H member before her marriage, she and her husband have served as 4 H community leaders, and most recently she was a 4-H home im- vement leader. The Thompsons have two children, Harold in til* Army Signal Morris Jones 31. an architect who grew up in Garden City, last night was named as winner of the Jaycees’ annual Disting-: uished Service Award. His selection climaxed an evening in which other honors were given, including: Clyde Hiebert. Garden City Junior College chemistry teacher, Outstanding Young Teacher. Russell Bray. Garden City Senior High social studies teacher, winner of the Paul Kersey Award given to the Jaycee mem-1 ber contributing the most to the organization during the past year.    , Ann Regan and Mike Collins, Garden City High School seniors, as Outstanding Young Students and also winners of the new Junior Citizenship Aw-ards given by the Jaycees. Jones was picked for the DS \ award from among three finalists. The other two are Duane West, local attorney; and Vern Holmes, owner of a local upholstery and cabinet shop. j Th* winner is a partner in the firm of Lyman, Jones, Cobb and j Benson, Architects and Engineer, and at present Is serving his first term on the City Commission. He was elected last spring. Prior to that he had served on the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. He is past president of the Garden City Rotary Club, has been active in Boy Scouts serving as a member of the Explorer Post committee and He has made a cu’iural contribution to the area in serving as chairman of several art shows here. Vern Holmes, second vice-president of the Jaycees, has been an active member of the organ- ★ * * Political Participation Prexy’s Theme A call for participation in politics was made here last night by j Jack Swartz, Dodge City, president of the Kansas Jaycees. He was the main .speaker at the annual Awards Night banquet sponsored by the Garden City Jaycees at Downings, “I commend the Garden City , Jaycees for honoring these people, but we need to go one step further. We need to honor the outstanding politician. “Every person who considers himself a good American should consider himself a politician,” he added, and described the Jaycees as a “non-partisan organization but in no way do we want our membership to be non-partisan.” Local Jaycee President Dale of th? council, and is an active Berry presided at the event. A member of the St. Thomas Epis copal Church where he serves as a lav reader and choir director. He is an active participant in the Sports Car Club of Southwest Kansas, and was the man re welcome was given by Vern Holmes, second vice-president, with Bill Brown, Telegram editor. giving the response. First Vice-President Larry Eves gave a resune of the past sponsible in bringing the Garden year’s Jaycee activities, includ-Citv Shrine Club and the Sports mg: formation of the Kearny Car Club of America together to County Jaycees, expansion to the develop the race track at the Airlinks Golf Course, junior golf airport and the annual divisional tourney, co sponsor of the junior Ik.* f » * Mrs. Thompson . . . president Corps in California and Joyce, a student at Garden City Junior College. They are members of the Methodist Church, Farm Bureau and Valley View’ Grange. Thompson is the manager of the bulk department of the Garden City Co-operative Equity Exchange. sports car races here. Mon Misses Seeing Dream Come True WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP)— Glen J. Medlin, a city road foreman at nearby Eastlake, wanted a baby girl with all his heart. He had picked a name— Donna Jo. Medlin, 58, had fathered nine sons. Six, grown and married, were born ‘to his former wife. Three, aged 9, 7 and 2, were at home. baseball program, district baseball tournament, junior boxing meet, organizational meeting for a local YMCA, Christmas welfare project, highway clean-up along US83 south of town, Kelly Bros. Circus, and a training session for districe Jaycee officers. The Rev. J. M. Kedyk of the United Presbyterian Church gave the invocation. Former Jaycee President Art Wilson presented the Paul Kersey award, last year's DSA winner Richard Bortz presented this year’s DSA, and Bill Hedges the outstanding Saturday Medlin died, shortly young teacher award. after he was admitted to a hospital. Monday night his wife, Jean, 32, gave birth to a baby girl at the hospital. She named her Donna Jo. Although tile local group did not present an outstanding young farmer award, there will be winners from other counties in Southwest Kansas who will be entered in state competition. ization for several years. He served as president of the Industrial Golf League, and has been an active worker in the Jaycees* Airlinks Golf Course project. H# is a member of the Community Church, and started his own upholstery and cabinet business here. Duane West, a native of this area, is an active worker in th# Santa Fe Trail Council of Boy Scouts of America. Finney County Mental Health Assn. and the Area Mental Health Center, is former chairman and director crf the local Red Cross Chapter, an active member of the First Methodist Church and Methodis* Men, a member of Kiwanis where he I is chairman of the Key Club, and a member of the local, district, and state bar associations. Winner of the Outstanding Young Teacher Award, Clyde Hiebert, teaches chemistry and physical science at the Junior i College. He has his BS degree from Emporia State Teachers College, his master’s from Iowa State Teachers, and has taken advance study at Colorado College of Education, Kansas University and Oklahoma University. He has taught ll years, and this is his fourth year in Garden City. Ann Regan, and Mike Collins were named students who have given the most to the GOHS class of 1964 by their fellow students. Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Regan, is a cheerleader, member of the Robed Choir, has served on the student council, and was football queen last fali Mike, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Collins, in an all-around athlete, participating in football, basketball and track, and was a co-captain of this year’s football team. He also is a Student Council member, and member of the Robed Choir boys quartet, and is G Club president. Russell Brey, winner of the Paul Kersey award given annually to the outstanding Jaycee member, served as chairman #f the all-important golf committee this past year, was chairman of the Christmas shopping tour, Is chairman of the practical course in politics which will start soon, and is a member of the Jaycees* board of directors. Awards to the two students at the high school are given each year by the past DSA winners. Joe Tennessen, a oast winner, presented the aw-ards last night. Last year’s DSA winner. Dick Bortz, presented this year’s I plaque; Art Wilson, immediate ! past president of the Jaycees, presented the Paul Kersey award. Garden City Telegram "Volume 35 GARDEN CUT, KANSAS, 67846, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, I964~ 7c A Copy 12 Peg#*    No.    75 Dictator Rules South Viet Nam Injured Garden City Girl Still Unconscious Anna Marie Jimenez, 15, 707 W. Fulton, one of seven injured Wednesday morning in a tw’o-car crash, remains in “critical” condition this morning in St Catherine Hospital. The attending physician said her over all condition is “slightly improved.’’ She is still unconscious. OUTSTANDING YOUNG STUDENTS at Garden City High School gather with their par-    Telegram    Photo ents. At left are Mr. and Mr*. John Collins with son, Mike, and at right are Mr. and Mrs.    OUTSTANDING YOUNG TEACHER award is exhibited Al Regan and daughter, Ann. Mike and Ann were picked by iheir classmates at GCHS    by its recipient, Clyde Hiebert, to his wife, Betty. Clyde for the annual honor given each year by past Distinguished Service Award Winners.    is a chemistry teacher at the Garden City Junior Collage. Wichita Firm Gains Scott P.O. Contract WASHINGTON (AP) - Glen E Benedick of Wichita has been awarded a contract for designing new post offices for Wellington and Scott City, Kan., the office of Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kan., announced Wednesday. OUTSTANDING JAYCEE member    for    the    past    year is Russell Bray, Garden    City High    School social    studies teacher. The award is    named for    the    late    Paul    Kersey, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kersey, were guests last night. . *    * ;

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