Tuesday, August 8, 1967

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Great Bend Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - August 8, 1967, Great Bend, Kansas WABM AND. HUMID GREAT BEND DAILY TRIBUNE FIRST PAPER Throughout The 'GOLDEN BELT AREA" Of West Ctntrtl 91ST YEAR, NO. 310 GREAT BEND, KANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST -THIS ISSUE 18 PAGES SINGLE COPY 7c Fund Set Up To Ease Big City Tension WASHINGTON bipartisan plan was unveiled today to set up immediately a billion emergency fund to help ease tensions in the nation's big city ghettos. 'Sen. Chai-les Percy, It-Ill., and Sen. Abraham Bibicoff, D- Conn., announced plans to introduce legislation that would permit President Johnson to transfer xip to two per cent of the non-defense budget into t neighborhood emergency fund. The money could be used to create more jobs, provide better housing, and improve law erjorcenuent. Under the propo- sal, a mayor could apply directly to the White House for financial help in carrying out a plan requiring immediate ac- tion. Bibicoff and Percy made their announcement as the Senate Judiciary Committee took a break from, its inquiry into this summer's big city riots Th.e hearings -will resume Thursday. A Newark, NJ. policeman told the Senate panel Monday that police (had "unofficial orders" before rioting erupted there July 12 to make no arrests of black militants agitating tor violence. Two liberals on the Judiciary Committee, Sens. Philip A. Hart, D-Mch. and Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., planned to press chairman James 0. Eastland today to expand the investigation beyond the testi- mony of policemen, Investigation Of Bomb Call Continues The investigation into a bomb threat against Marlette Coach Co. is .continuing according to city police. facially Troubled Wichita Report Indicates That An "Absolute Calm' Exists WICHITA Kan ol them arc Robert Mitchell kids (at the meetings) have solute was reported to-1 Eddie Lock, who say they were'been involved in incidents this day in Wichita's racially trou-1 beaten and arrested by police weekend.' >led northeast area, where 14 during a rock and bottle throw- "Not He called them "frustrated kids, not hoodlums Negro youths, including at least ing incident Friday in the north- some who had pitched Wichita area where most and rocks at police during thc'-of .he Negroes live. Robinson said the youths o- weckend, stood watch through Firearms Kan ccd sevcra complaints includ- the night. But whllc Mayor Clarence ing police brutality and _ a lack A police department spokes- agreed to end the 10 man said "not a single incident p. m to 4 a. m. curfew, which of any kind was reported." aft- Negroes claim was aimed at er four consecutive nights of them alone, police patrols con- of recreation areas, jobs and job training programs. Mayor Vollmcr called a news conference Monday but ended it FOR A DENTIST NAMED PAUL BUNYAN The large cavity is all that remains of the former Lischesky building that stood for many years on the corner of L akin and Main. The building was being removed bv the owners after standing vacant for many month s. The wrecking firm doing this job is going to remove i Technically, they haven't any the building from the Mering and other property in the block behind to make a municipal parking lot. official law enforcement rune- Jalopy Races, Exams Council Beset With Problems Problems resulting from the closing of the hot rod and jalo- o py races, and with the issuing of gas fitters licenses occupied most of the city council meeting Monday night. The city's budget for next year was adopted with At a.m. Monday the po-jno public interest shown, lice department received a call j Lawrence Brunetti, operator from a male caller that "there is a bomlb at A search by police, firemen and Marlette employees failed to find a bomb but the plant was closed until 7 a.m. today. The call, officers said, came from a town other than Great Bend although Uhe caller has yet to be identified. A reward of has been offered toy Marlette for informa- tion leading to the arrest and conviction, of the caller and any person having any information comceming the call is request to contact Great Bend police. of the jalopy races, demanded a public apology from, the city because of his arrest Sunday after he refused, to conform with an order from Mayor H. C. Dav- is to cancel the jalopy races. He said he had been humiliated by the arrest for refusing to obey an officer and questioned the authority of the mayor to close the races and the legality of the arrest which he claimed as not mads on city property. The charges were dropped Sun- day evening. Mayor Davis said that he was Governor's Are Told How To Ask For Help WASHINGTON Johnson administration, mindful that urban violence may not yet have run Its course, has told the nation's governors how to ask for federal help to quell rioting if.it comes. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark explained to the (nation's gover- nors Monday what he called the procedure for request- ing federal troops. It was apparently an attempt to preclude any recurrence of the bitterness between federal authorities and state officials CARMICHAEL that <marred dispatch of U.S, paratroopers to Detroit. Clark wrote the governors that in case of extreme emergency, a written reques "will not be a prerequisite to presidential but tha the few minutes needed to write and dispatch a telegram re questing troops would probably be possible in most cases. Clark underscored that th till not aoiny into a police cost of the disturbances at a v.as ui effect review the major snap- minimum of The news- Pond, a few adult Ni-ro lead- p-i "We're not to try the paper said the biggest single ,ors ami about 200 young :Xcgro- police in this situation He said category of loss was morcthan.es met Monday in a cily park the question was unfair and "in fire damage. aarocd to Ihe rbbcrver ended the conference-. Youths wearing blue hats.plan. winch the jouths Several minutes later ollmei stood on street corners Monday -aid would allow them to watcli returned and told newsmen he to discourage any large police activity. Th? did not approve of civilian po- "roups from congrcsatinV <can pass complaints about lice review boards because They arc called "observers" harsh police treatment to Negro "1'iey had not worked in other haven't anv ili'udcis, who in tuin will cities" Police described Sunday night The was closed to and early Monday as "gcneral- But city officials hope they the press iy quiet" although six firebomb- can command enough respect to -lorry Nesro and ings occurred and a win e ped- qucll the rock, bottle and fire 'member of the OH ice cl Econo-jpstrian wns wounded m the leg ivimhihmwin-ftffhPTwsi mic Opportunity .staff in a sniper's oullci. Damage I bomb throwing of the past week. "They obviously want to po- lice themselves, but I don't know how long it will keep Police Chief Eugene M. Pond said. "They would rather have law and order than violence." Practically all the youths are in their teens or carlv 20's. Two Hutchinson Air Guard Unit Is Ready To Move TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) unit of the Kansas Air National Guard will begin transferring inic Oppo. iia, said a "good percentage of from the firebombs was slight. 'Hate' Financing Is Admitted By Official Fifth Youth Is Arraigned On Charge Of Arson A fifth youth, Chester "W. Bur- gett, 18, Kt. 1, was arraigned today on charges of arson fol- lowing a fire bomb attack on a Negro tavern early Sunday mor- ning. Burgett, taken into custody by city police around p.m. Monday, was arraigned on char- ges of second degree arson iu County Court before Judge Wil- liam J. Laughlin. He was re- leased on bond pending a preliminary hearing set for Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. Arraigned yesterday on simi- lar charges were Gary Dino, 29, 3610 17th, Joe D. Hansarik, 19, 3214 23rd, John W. Herl, 2910 Quivira, and James. W. Juer- gensen, 19, 2215 Tyler. All but Dino were also released after posting bond. The charges arose after an in- cident around a.m. Sunday morning when several "Molotov were thrown, against Tiny's Lounge, 1716 Kansas. The bombing, according to officers apparently was the aftermath o an altercation between 10 to 15 white and Negro youths At Great Bend drive-in. There was minor fire damage to the lounfr as the fire was quickly knockec down by Patrolman. Roy Rain and Highway Trooper Jerry Trent. Great Bend firemen wer A coapon for Tito was expected to discuss a free ride is printed in today's id for the Arab nations. 1 Tribune. Dissatisfaction With School Tax Situation the The proposed budget for Great Bend Unified School District 28 was adopted Monday night as published, but not without dis- satisfaction expressed by board members and Stafford County residents in the district concern- ing a certain state law. The law requires that where two counties are involved in a unified school district, and such counties do not have the same ratio of tax assessment, the school levy shall be adjusted by the state property valuation de- partment to equalize the differ- ence in assessment ratios. How- ever, the law says when three counties are involved, the school district may make the same levy in all three counties within the district boundaries. The state property valuation department apparently does not see eye to eye with the Stafford County commission on the ratio of assessments following the county's reappraisal in 1965. Th-e state agency lists an average ra- tio of 28 per cent assessment in Barton County but only 18 per cent in Stafford County, even though both counties have been PARALLEL PARKING? If it's not parallel, maybe it's double parking. Be that as it the dog and a car were seen sharing a parking meter on Main Street to- day. only 21.55 for Barton County ter- ritory, exclusive of bond and in- terest. Even though the difference inj levy, theoretically, should raise approximately 'the same num- ber of dollars on given parcels of property with ttie variance in assessment ratios, the school board agreed to write the state agency and ask for a recheck of the computation and to notify the county clerks involved. No Alternative It was the opinion of time, unemployment per cent. The number of persons employed during July was 76.2 million. Unemployment stood at 3.2 million. One of the main reasons for the July increase was an influx of teen-agers into the labor force for the summer. There were 10.7 million youths be- tween the ages of 16 and 21 employed during July, an increase of jobs over July, 1966. Rowdyism Reported On Milford Beaches JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (UPI) Geary County commissioners Monday banned the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages and beer on the beaches of Milford Reservoir. The action was taken after Sheriff Harvey Schmedemann and reservoir manager Leland Brown told the commissioners of rowdyism on one of the board's auditors, its attorney, and the Santa Fe Railway audi- tor that the board had no alter- native in the matter. However, should the state find an error in its figuring of assess- ment ratios for Stafford County, the state could notify the Staf- ford and Barton County clerks of any change, and this could be made and levies revised ac- cordingly before being applied to proverty in the district. Bob Fanshier, one of the Staf- ford countians involved, said he doubted any of the others would be interested in testing the con- stitutionality of the law. In beaches. The commissioners said they the were considering establishing a through the reassessment pro- j d fOrtllll-oH KlT IflUJ OL-UU, Jiv. _mu u-> ers indicated they would consid- er petitioning out of the Great Unified School District 428 is] Bend District if the levy stands forced to accept a computation as published. required by law. This means tht Great Bend of the state property valuation department that calls for a levy of 28.19 mills for the portion of Stafford County involved, but Other Matters Tn other matters Monday night the school board agreed to let a (See SATISFACTION, Page 2) curfew on the beaches begin- ning 30 minutes after sunset. Weather GOLDEN BELT WEATHER Variable clouds today thru Wednesday. Warm and humid. Afternoon and nighttime thun- dcrshowers likely. Variable winds strong and gusty near thunderstorms. Highs both days in 90s, low tonight 60s. Probabil- ity of measurable precipitation 30 per cent today, 40 per cent tonight and 20 per cent Tues- day. Local Weather Data Yesterday's High 102, Low 73. High A Year Ago Today 80, Low 65. There was a trace of precipi tation in the last 24 hours. Total for the (month is 22. Total for the year is 24.50. Barometer at U a.m. today was 29.60 and steady. Humidity at 11 a.m..was 61 per cent.