Tuesday, January 17, 1978

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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - January 17, 1978, Garden City, Kansas News in Brief Plowdown Is Postponed AP Colorado supporters of the American Agriculture movement are in for a series of demonstrations and a concerted lobbying effort to secure better prices for farm The events in Washington and a winter storm have combined to force a postponement of a plowdown scheduled to begin this a spokesman at American Agricultures head quarters in Springfield American Agriculture has opened a national strike office in Washington to coordinate events there in the next 10 including a paritycade with tractors from all 50 states converging on the Capitol building Wed The schedule calls for fiveman teams from each state to visit senators and members of the House beginning a spokesman Supporters will man picket lines at the White the Department of Agriculture and House and Senate office A rally is scheduled on the steps of the Capitol at noon and will return to the area later when President Carter arrives to make his State of the Union A second tractorcade is scheduled for Carter Goal on Energy WASHINGTON AP President Carter today declared that the delay in adopting an energy program was producing a wide spread negative influence throughout the in remarks to a group of firstand secondterm also said his State of the Union speech Thursday evening will focus on the The president said his immediate goal was concluding action on energy This is an allpervading While it is in the influence is basically nega tive in the attitude of the business the confidence of the the value of the dollar and the concern of our allies and friends throughout the world concerning the global consumption of imported Carter The president said thslrwhen speech to Congress the day the House and Senate return from their winter the basic thrust will be about the American The meeting with the freshmen and sophomore members was the second of the morning for as he concentrated on conferences with members of Trio Dominates Awards SANTA AP Fleetwood Stevie Wonder and Conway Twitty were the big winners in Monday nights American Music ABCs contribution to the annual series of televised awards The twohour as much a variety show as it was an awards presen was a slick production homage to pub lic Unlike the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awards the Grammys Mondays winners were not chosen bymusic industry panels but by sur veys of record The winners of the fifth annual awards show where chosen by a national sampling of record Fleetwood Mac was named favorite pop and their highchartriding Rumours was named favorite album in the pop Stevie Wonder also scored two favorite male soul vocalist and favorite soul album for his Songs in the Key of In the country Conway Twitty was named favorite male and Loretta Lynn favorite female The two of them were named best in the country duo Dolly Partons New First Gathering was the favorite country Among the bigname entertainers on hand was Kenny whose Lucille was named favorite country Weather Sunset Cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow Tuesday Lows 5 to Cloudy with SO percent chance for snow Highs In the upper teens to lower Southeast winds to to 15 mph Tuesday Temperatures and preclplatlon for the 24 hours ending 7 Emporia 24 8 GABOENCITY 10 11 Garden City GARDEN JANUARY 49 22 Pages3 Sections 15c a Copy Telegram 316 2757105 64 FREEZING TEMPERATURES which have Slowed the movement of most Garden City residents apparently havent affected some of these ducks at John Montre Lee Richardson Maybe they dont think their ponds will freeze Its Just Cold New Storm Is Aimed For State AP Kansans were digging out of the first major winter storm of the season today while the National Weather Service was forecasting another winter storm for the state Wed There was a seveninch snow cover at Pittsburg this and the weather service said there was six inches of snow on the ground at Wichita and five inches at Goodland and Skies were clear and tem peratures bitterly cold this and the weather service said a Pacific Coast storm was expected to cross the Rocky Mountains tonight and produce heavy The weather service said the precise route of the storm is uncertain but that computer projections indicated the best chance for heavy inches or be in southcentral and southeastern the area hardest hit by Mondays snow The extended forecast called for a chance of more snow Friday and Readings throughout the state were below zero this and Concordia set a record low for the date with a reading of at mid The old record was set in By RODNEY HOFFMAN For the second day in a Southwest Kansans Tuesday found themselves in a deep freeze and those courageous enough to read a weather forecast are learning that theres no relief in Temperatures dropped to 11 degrees below zero Tuesday morning at Garden City By 10 sunshine had warmed the thermometer to a hearty minus Its going to stay said a spokesman at the National Weather Service in Dodge He predicted a 20 percent chance of snow Tuesday night followed by a 50 percent chance Temperatures will drop near zero he His long range forecast calls for a chance of snow each day through Saturday with tem peratures never climbing above he Frigid temperatures Monday meant that snowpacked city streets became an ice rink for cars and City police reported 14accidents ranging from fen3er BefTderslb one injury A busload of school children escaped injury Tuesday morning when their bus was struck by a slow moving car at 3rd and Police said the bus had stopped for a traffic sign about when it was hit by a car driven by Jimmy The police werent sure how were quickly transfered to another bus and taken to Highways in Southwest Kansas were clear Tuesday except for an occasional icy or snowpacked according to a dispatcher at the highway She said there were no weather related accidents in 22 area counties stemming from Sundays Its she Howard local manager for peoples Natural said low temperatures forced the utility supplier to curtail gas supplies Monday to some industrial users in Garden Those include Farr Better Buffalo Industries and Palmer all on West Other users on in terruptible service who were cut back include Farmland Foods and Jayhawk Hunt Suit Settled for A Reported Million AP A lawsuit that claimed the late oil billionaire Hunt had two wives at once has been settled out of reportedly for Frania Tye of At who said Hunt was bigamously married to her from 1925 to would not reveal how much the Hunt estate gave her to drop her Lawyers for the Hunt estate would not say The Shreveport Times car ried an unattributed report to day that the settlement was about The Times and Shreveport Journal reported earlier that Lee spurned a million offer last week and held out for District Court Judge Tom Stagg dismissed the jury aThe case has been All in my Lee said We have about three weeks of legal work Theyre warning me not to say a word The settlement was reached after a week of Lee spent nearly two days on the recalling her relationship with Hunt and being crossexamined about and being crossexamined about Lee said Hunt married her in 1925 in signing in as Franklin She said the marriage col lapsed nine years later when she discovered that all the he had been dividing his time between her and another wife and Lee said she was living in Dallas when she found out that Hunt had another Lyda Bunker less than 100 miles away in Lee said Hunt was away much of the saying he was tied up with oilfield A former Annie Mae testified that Hunt came home frequently but rarely stayed Ray executor of the Hunt estate and a son of Hunt by a later testified that it was family knowledge that Lees four children had been fathered by In her Lee sought to be declared Hunts commonly accepted She also asked for half of the wealth he accumulated from 1925 to plus everything accumulated from that amount since Because Hunts holdings were so vast and there was no accurate estimate of how much might be who became well known for his espousal of con servative died in 1974 at the age of Most such as Farm land have a standby fuel system to continue Hamlin But workers at Buffalo Industries were working in cooler than normal conditions Don manager of the said the wouldnt force a production slowdown since coke is used in the plants production process but heat to the buildings was turned Hamlin said some residents at H and H Trailer southeast of Garden experienced a loss of gas pressure before larger users were Hardy souls who venture into the bitter air may have to make do with that old cap and At Penneys manager said those two items have been sold out since before a large stock of insulated clothing and flannel shirts is he at Calhouns Department manager Olin Dovel says that his on going clearance sale on winter goods worked out just Garden Citians can reassure themselves that the current cold spell isnt the coldest on The Experiment Station which recorded a low on Tuesday morning of 7 degrees below zero measured a minus 9 reading on this date in 1930 and Monday the low there was 7 degrees above zero compared with minus 13 for The first measurable precipitation since last fall wont provide much help for the winter wheat ac cording to county extension agent Otis In most the snow amounted to less than a quarter inch of Americana Shoppe childrens boxed valentine cards 20 Garden Sass Happiness these Gus Nina Ricci only at All in he I dont think this snow moisture did our wheat any good except in Garden has to be a pair areas where it stayed on the of long fields or in places where it Father Is Charged Baby Dangled Before Fire As Punishment KANSAS AP A 29yearold Kansas City man has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm in connection with the burning of his 16monthold son who allegedly was dangled upside down in front of a burning The Derrick was in fair condition at a Kansas City hospital Monday night with severe burns on his back allegedly suffered when he was held in front of the fireplace last week as punishment for The victim and eight other ranging in age from 1 to 11 were taken into custody by juvenile authorities late Sunday after the search of a house in south Kansas Mathew and Janie were arrested at the house and arraigned Monday in Jackson County magistrate Simpson was arraigned in connection with the assault on the and the woman was charged with assault in connection with an attack on a young woman who alerted police to the burning of the Simpson was released after posting while Shelton was held after failing to post Cynthia told police she received eight stitches in her head at a Kansas City hospital after she was struck with a fireplace poker by a woman she believed to be the mother of the 16monthold Miss Reed said that attack occurred late several hours after she reported the burning of the child to Miss who described herself as a private duty told police she witnessed the burning while visiting some people at the She said a man picked up the child and began shaking him in an effort to make him stop When the child did not the man grabbed the childs feet and held him upside down directly in front of a blazing close enough so that his back was she At one she the childs back came in contact with the edge of the Juvenile authorities went to the house late Sunday in search of the Police found several adults sleeping in the living room and the children asleep on the floor of that room and in adjacent When police found the burned boy they said it appeared the burns had become The eight children were turned over to the Division of Family services and were expected to be placed in foster Med Costs Simply Reduce Number of Eligible Welfare Persons AP The most effective way to control rising medical costs under the Kansas welfare program may be simply to reduce the number of persons a legislative report stated The Legislative Division of Post Audit report on how the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services spends million annually on healthrelated services for the poor states the department permits more people to receive medical assistance than required by federal In Robert SRS illustrated to the Legislative Post Audit Committee how new procedures al ready implemented will save possibly million this fiscal We are willing and interested in doing what we can to contain medical Harder Harder agreed with many parts of the audit but said the report understated his departments costsaving procedures which include a reduction in monthly physician visits permitted welfare recipients and eliminating weekend admissions to except in Thomas supervisor of the SRS told committee members the states share of medical expenses skyrocketed sevenfold between 1971 and About onehalf of that increase was due to jumps in the cost of medical services in gen Griswold with percent resulting from higher enrollments of welfare recipients entitled to use program Another 10 percent came from increased use of medical The he is that the state presently can do little to control spiraling prices charged by the medical he the state can control Griswold said SRS permits more persons to use medical benefits than are absolutely required by the federal By limiting he costs could be kept down The auditor explained that SRS defines el igibility in terms considerably more liberal than the law Only recently has the department of SRS moved to reduce the enrollment of the medical assistance Griswold The enrollment area is a tough area to deal with because it deals with concluded Richard legislative post Griswold conceded the changes Harder made in the assistance program since last July have had relatively impressive im The report was leaked to news media two weeks Since its many an ticipated a heated confrontation between the auditors and both sides made calm presen tations before the and both conceded each side had Harder said the report provides a good study of medical costs and that his depart ment affirms many of the conclusions in the he added At the report may suggest that we do things in a Harder said recent efforts to cut back on the medical programs were showing good re He explained that reducing the number of visits to a doctor that the state will pay for from four a month to three a month resulted in little reduction of quality health care but saved A prohibition on weekend hospital ad missions except for emergencies resulted in significant he The effect was to reduce the number of days welfare clients spend in hospitals because if they go in on Friday or Saturday in most they just have to wait until Monday for surgery he Admissions from midnight Thursday until midnight Saturday are Harder said efforts to cut back on the number of those qualifying for medical assistance rather than complete welfare resulted in a 77 percent decline in recipients for that category between June and