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   Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - June 18, 1969, Hutchinson, Kansas                                'ml 1 i li Dodge City^s 'Welfare Lady' Takes The Job Seriously By EVELYN STEIMEt" DODGE CITY -"WeU, I've said before lhat I have adopted evei7thin.g but a pig, but here I am!" Pauline Unruh, 54, adjusted the baby porker in her doll bed, so that she could finish off the last few drops of milk from the baby bottle: Looking on with interest, perhaps remembering when they were so privileged, were Chuckic, Maria, Poopsie, Mitai, arid Angel, all a part of tlie Unnih household. Marked llcscmWancc Arnold (who bears a marked resemblance to her TV namesake) is the latest addition to the family that consists of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Um-uh, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Unruh's mother, and several canines of assorted pedigree and ancestry. Each pup has a distinct personality as well as looks, and was brought into tlie home as a waif needmg some tender loving care such as Arnold the pig, is receiving under her demand feeding schedule. As volunteer animal curator and dogcatcher for the city and someUmes, the county, Mrs. Uninih often finds herself serving as foster mother for some creature tliat has had extra tough luck in t h e world. Arnold, for instance, was one of a large litter wliosc places at tlic dinner table were limited. Mama Sow finished off several of lier offspring to get the family down to size, and Arnold escaped witli bruised hindquarters. Since this would impede her progress at the fewling trough, lier owner decided to call on Mrs. Unruh. She is no ordinary foster mother. As president of the "Animal Welfare Association" she has taken active charge of the city pound, and with a full time helper, Steve Nick-leson, she provides care for 125 to 185 animals a month. Any animal in the city, or county, that has run into difficulties with the law, the neighbors, the world on wheels, or as the result of unplanned parenthood, may end up as resident of the city "Animal Shelter." Mrs. Unruh usually picks the animal up, maimed, dead, oi' just plain mean, often with the help of the city police or a member of the slierii'f's office. 'Welfare Lady' "Now I know everyone considers the dogcatcher about tlie lowest human being there is," she says, "but I can't think of it that way. I'd rather be known as - the welfare lady. We never let an animal suffer. They ai-e kept clean and well, provided with food and water. If they are hurt or have no hope for adoption, they are put to sleep in t h e most humane way." The shelter was built several yeai's ago on city proiM;rty south of town. Though the surroundings ai-e not fasliionable, the buildings are kept fresh and scrubbed, with neat pens and well - kept fences. Elias Uni-uh, a concrete finisher for Broce Construction, put up the concrete buildings, the fences, and planted trees around them. He also does maintenance work there, all as a volunteer. City Allowance The   city   provides an al- lowance, with some assistance from the county, for utilities, dogfood and medicine, and a salary for the assistant. Members of the AWA provide words of encoui'agement and an occasional donation to help a taxed budget. Veteilnarian E. A. Liebl, who is a fan of Mrs. UiuTih's, is also generous with his time and services for shelter charges. Fii'ms, such as Fairmont Foods, Dillons, and Jones Packing Company donate much of the diet. Commercial dogfood is purchased from the Dodge City Cooperative, which finn Mrs. Unruh commended for its patience in accepting the fact that some months the board bill is liigher than others. "We always come out all right in the end, though," she said. Unlike some animal lovers, Pauline Uftnih seems to be a people lover too. She Is understanding of people who object to having their flowers uprooted by a large dog looking for a cool napping spot. Slie is equally intolerant of dogs who bite children, or young people who misti'eat their pets and parents who excuse it. Generally, she is optimistic about iwople though, assuming they mean well but are ignorant of facts when theii- pets are misused, left untended, or allowed to roam at wUl. "We never refuse a call, day or night, if a dog or cat has been struck by a car, or a neighbor has complaints. However the police are kind and try not to call me too often at night." praise By Police Members of that department are generous with their praise of her work and respect her ability to handle almost any dog. As one officer said, "If anyone can pick up a dog, Pauline Unruh can." Dr. Liebl said it was a lucky thing for the community to have a "Mrs. Unruh." He remai-kcd on the many hours she devotes to checking school grounds, answering calls, and caring for the community's animal population. Unlike many people w h o profess a love for animals in words only, he said, she takes positive action to see that no animal suffers - and on her own time. The shelter has housed goats,    ponies,    cats, hams- sters, geese, a talking crow, rabbits, pigeons, and every variety of dog and cat. Last week three baby coons, pets of members of the Boys' Kanch, were residents of the pound while the boys made a field trip to Colorado. The five dollar fee charged for reclaimed, unlicensed pets or for one that is adopted goes into general funds for animal care. Mrs. Unruh, herself, cannot quite believe that she is the welfare lady. For years she wm"ked as a Stanley representative. "Everyday I dressed ail up and went out to meet the pubUc," .she laughed, "and now look at me!" Slic could still pass for the Stanley lady who has earned a three - diamond pin   f o r twenty - one years service W the company that distributes household products througli home parties. And her home could pass the "party" inspec-Uon. It is s-potless and very feminine in decor, with doilies on every tabletop. Household pcLs are obedient, quiet, and clean, including Arnold whose face Is washed after every meal by Chuckle, her doggie big brother. Each pet has his own special bed in a nook or corner of the big roomy two - siovy house. "I've always loved animals, and growing up as an only child, they were my companions. I find this as a labor of love," said Mrs. Unruh. Then she asked to be excused, for Arnold was squealing that it was lunchtime again. The Hutchinson News 97th Year No.350     42 Pages Wednesday Morning. June 18,1969, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501 MO 2-3311 Price 10c WASHINGTON (AP) - Extension of the income tax surcharge and the rest of President Nixon's anti-inflation fiscal package, practically unchanged, was approved Tuesday by the House Ways and Means Committee. It was a solid victoi'y for the administration    over    liberal MR. AlSD MRS. DIXON survey damaged transport truck. Jetliner Hijacked MIAMI (AP) - A IVans World Airlines jetliner can-ying 80 passengers was hijacked to Cuba Tuesday and Havana aa-thorities took into custody a tall Negro wearing a dark suit and a dark felt hat, officials said. Radio Havana said tlie Boeing 707 was pirated by a lone gunman ai-med with a revolver, but tiie official voice of Cuban Premier Fidel Castro's regime did not identify him fm-ther. J. M. Frazier of the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane, TWA's fUght 154, departed Oakland, CaUf., at 12:10 p.m. EDT en route nonstop to Kennedy Airport in New York, and was diverted an hour later while over Wilson Creek, Nev. It landed at 6:29 p.m. on an atstrip heavily puddled by rain, according to witnesses. Fire Damage $100,000 Burdett Station Owner May Stay in Business Weath er KANSAS Cloudy lo partly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday, Chance of showers east Wednesday forenoon, developing over the state Wednesday night and continuing east Thursday. Warmer Wednesday. Highs in 70s north and around 80 south. Warmer Thursday. Hutchinson Weather Tuesday's high, 74, at 3 p.m.; low, 60, at 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.; at 10 p.m., 66. Record high, 103 in 1946; record low, 49 in 1945. Winds: 10 m.p.h. Barometer: 30.05, falling. Sunset Wednesday: 8:57 p.m. Sunrise Thursday: 6:09 a.m. Rainfall: .57 inches at noon. By RICH LOVETT BURDETT - Although not as serious as first reports indicated, the gasoline-fed fire and explosions which erupted here late Monday, at Ed Dixon's Sinclair Service station may have caused damage approaching the $100,000 mark. Had it not been for firemen and various Burdett residents, Dixon said, the damage could have been far gi-eater. "They got in tliere and I tell you, they went to work," he said. "It wasn't any time at all until the fire wagons got here," added his wife. The havoc began about 11:20 p.m. Monday as a 6,400-gallon storage tank at the rear of the station was being filled with gasoline from a large transport truck. Dixon theorized that the air intake of the truck's diesel engine sucked in gasoline fumes, causing the engine to rev up beyond its endurance point and explode. The engine was run ning a pump at the time. Eight Miles Away The station owner said there were at least six explosions. Probably the loudest occuiTed when the seams of the" storage tank popped. A friend of Dixon's, Vern Steffen, told him he heard the noise at his farm eight miles northwest of Bur dett. Among items damaged in the ensuing holocaust were the transport truck, valued at about $42,000; the storage tank; two small farm tractors parked about 25 feet north of the storage tank; the roof and rear concrete wall of the station; a storage shed west of the building; and a brand-new do-it-yourself car wash setup still in its crate inside the shed. The car wash apparatus was to have been installed Tuesday between the shed and the station. Dixon valued it at about $1,300. Dixon also owned one of the tractors. The other was owned by Harold Fox. Also receiving significant damage to its windows   and Ask Time On Ambulance Solution RUSSELL - The Russell County Commission sent a letter to the county's two funeral homes Tuesday asking them to continue ambulance service for 60 days. The commission wants additional time to find a solution to the ambulance problem. The funeral home operators, who have provided the service, would like to cease It. County Commissioner Floyd Truan said the commission had a number of solutions it was considering, but that the commission needed more time to investigate each. First Round On Surtax Goes To Nixon's Corner Democrats who wanted to limit the surtax extension to a few months to keep up pressure for early tax reform. However, acting Chah-man Hale Boggs, D-La., who favored the longer extension, told newsmen he expects a tough fight in the House when the measure is voted on next week. There is Lindsay Sags At the Polls paint was an International Scout car parked in the shed. It belongs to the Dixons' son, Corps man Larry Dixon, 29, who is in the Marine Air Wing of the Navy in DaNang, South Vietnam. Heat from the fire was so intense that part of the transport ti-uck engine melted, and leaves on a gi-oup of trees about 150 yards east of the gasoline storage tank wilted and turned brown. Ironically, Burdett received 2.30 inches of rain early Tuesday morning - most of it after the fire was under control, Dixon said. (C) inG9 New York Times NEW YORK - Stale Sen. John J. Mardii and city controller Mario A. Procaccino - the two mayoral candidates identified as conservatives - were the early leaders late Tuesday night in the city's Republican and Democratic primary elections. Marchi, who already has the conservative party nomination for mayor, held a strong lead over Mayor John V. Lindsay in four of the  city's  five boroughs. Procaccino, whose four Democratic opponents attacked Mm regularly as a "law and order" candidate, was running sti-ong ahead of former mayor Robert F. Wagner. If the early voting pattern held - and campaign managers for tlie leading candidates predicted it would - the November general election for mayor would put Lindsay, who has the liberal party nomination, in a three - way contest against two more conservative opponents. There was jubilation in the headquarters of IMarclii - who began this campaign four months ago as a relatively un known legislator from Staten Island - as early returns showed Lindsay ahead only in Manhattan. "Marchi is now ready to take on any Democratic candidate," said Kieran O'Doherly, vice chairman of the conservative party, and one of the principal strategists in the legislator's underfianced campaign. "Keep calm," Lindsay's cam paign manager, Richard R. Au-relio, told his workers, "it may be   a   long   evening but we' remain optimistic." Altliough vote totals showed Lindsay ahead in the hours after the poUs closed at 9 p.m., CDT, analysts in both Republican camps recognized that Marchi was actually ahead because of his strong .showing in boroughs outside Manhattan dis-tilcts which reported early. Units of the Larned Fire Department assisted the Burdett Volunteer Fire Department in fighting the blaze, which was brought under control about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Dixon was in the station when the transport truck exploded. He was talking to the truck driver, a Wichita resident. Neither man was injured. One of the items closest to the fire in the transport and storage, tank was a second 750-gallon tank containing cleaning solvent. It was about 10 feet away. The solvent tank received only minor damage and may help Dixon stay in business while repairs are made. The large storage tank contained most of Dixon's supply of regular-grade gasoline. With the tank out of service, t h e smaller one may be drained of solvent and filled with regular gasoline for the time being, the station owner said. Holed Up At Home substantial opposition also the Senate. The package approved by the committee includes: -Continuation of the surtax at the 10 per cent rate through Dec. 31 and at 5 per cent throu^ June 30, 1970. -The Nixon proposal for a special low income allowance to give relief to some 13 million individuals and families at the lower end of the scale, taking about 2 million families living in poverty entirely off the lax rolls. This would take effect next Jan. 1. -Repeal of tiie investment credit by which businesses recoup up to 7 per cent of their outlays for equipment. -Postpone.ment for a year of scheduled . reductions in excise taxes on automobiles and telephone service. The key vote on a proposal to extend the surtax only through Oct. 31 was reported unofficially to be 15 to 10, with five Democrats joining all 10 Republican members of the committee in carrying the longer extension. This meant that only one-lhurd of the Democratic members favored the longer extension-a circumstance opponents will use as ammunition. Rep. Charles A. Vanik, D-Ohio, one of the committee members in opposition, said he will try to have the Rules Committee bring up the bill under procedures allowing a House vote for a shorter extension. If this fails, he said, he an nis associates may try to persur.de the House to overrule the committee. MRS. UISRUU feeding Arnold. Review Germ Warfare WASHINGTON (AP) - President NLxon has ordered a sweeping review of the nation's chemical and biological warfare policies, the White House an-' nounced Tuesday. Press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler indicated one question would be whether the development and testing of weapons in the chemical and biological fields are necessary and proper. As a part of the study, the ad-ministration will take a new look at the official position re garding the 1925 Geneva protocol aimed at curbing military efforts in this area. The United States never has signed the protocol. today  Deaths	26  Weather	2  Markets	2  Editorials	4  Women's News	12-13  Sports	24-25 Evolution Teaching Is Out Newton Baptis Private Starts DENVER (AP) - FBI agents have arrested a man who ap parently didn't leave his house for two years and hid in a basement cubbyhole whenever anyone came to the door. Scott J. Werner, agent-in-charge of the Denver FBI office, reported the arrest Tuesday. The man is identified as John Richard Kendrick, 45. He was arrested on a warrant charging interstate flight to avoid prosecution in New York. Werner said agents found Kendrick Monday afternoon in the cubbyhole, which is 14 inches wide, several feet deep and concealed by a false wall. Werner said neighbors had never seen Kendrick and didn't know he lived in the house. By SALLY ENFIELD NEWTON - The trend among educators in the public schools to deny the biblical approach in classroom teaching has led to the formation of a private ele-mentiiry school here. "Our viewpoint '5 strictly a biblical approach to the philosophy of education," said Boyd White, pastor at Bible Baptist Church and founder of the school. Meeting in the church, the elementary .school will begin next fall with grades kindergarten through second. Other grades will be added as growth of the school demands It. Plans for the school began thi-ee years ago. i suppose the idea began because we have a second high school in Newton and I have been impressed by what the private; Christian viewpoint of education is," White said, The elementary school wUl be non-denominational. "Anyone can enroll," White said, "as long as the child and the parents are willing to abide by the rules." The rules will include "old - fashioned discipline" and a required Bible Course. "There will be one required Bible coui\se, the approach based on the child's age level," White said. The approach, a "sti-ictly biblical one," would involve a literal translation of the Bible. "I believe in a literal account of t h o creation as found in Genesis," White sJiid. The literal account would eliminate leaching of the theories of the evolution of man, when the school opens in Sej)-tcmber. Only 35 students will be accepted fw enrollment the first year and the school will not be accredited. "We're involved in the process of the legal aspects now," White .said. "After we get the incorporation papers wo will put-out the enroUinent sheets." Enrolhnent should tegin about the first part of July. "At present our goal is to meet t h e requirements of state accreditation," said White. As the school expands "hoiiefuUy through grade six, our goal is above ac-u-editation," he added. Ziegler said the review, which he said was ordered "j'ist recently," will be conducted by the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the State and Defense Departments. Their fuidings will be forwarded to the National Security Council for consideration. Increasingly Critical A number of congress members have been increasingly critical in recent months about American endeavors in the field of chemical and biological warfare. Asked why Nixon had decided a complete review was needed at this time, Ziegler said simply, "It's quite obviously a matter to be studied." He indicated the subject has been raised at past NSC meetings. Reagan To The Rescue SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Ronald Reagan, a lifeguard in his youth, jumped fully clothed into his swimming pool and rescued a 7-year-old girl in water over her head, his office said Tuesday. Reagan saved Alicia Berry, daughter of a Negro file ders in his office, in the Sunday incident. The clerk, Mrs. Marlene Mui-phy, was among ?00 attending a staff party at the Reagan home. Mrs. Murphy said Alicia, who doesn't s\\am, was at the side of the pool, reached to get onto a plastic raft and went down in four feet of water. "He dived in clothes and all," .Mrs. Murpliy said of the governor. Reagan was a lifeguard at a river park in Illinois daring sun^mers while ho went to high school and college. Intercepted Letter MR. S.\:\[ CHAMBERS Weather Bureau Dodge City, Kan. Dear Sam, We saw the sun briefly today. It was like getthig a peek at a new-bom baby.' Yours, Hiilcli   

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