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Arkansas City Traveler (Newspaper) - August 14, 1967, Arkansas City, Kansas �r7 ninety sixth year number 309 ten pages Arkansas City Kansas monday August 14, 1967 ten pages a a Price in City 10 cents ? nil China to Hanoi Railroad is blasted second Day in Row i i it g u in i j Lor Hanii i m v ii Over i s. It i a Fri a it t Oil once ith to per 1 die a 1st j n up Larusc it a j a ? ult Ere t a Ltd is Pupil it it i Coman club it it cd Ovri v ,. I8fh. First ijr\4duato<j i . Inc y i 5f late news Topeka it it a the Kansas Turnpike authority rejected 3-2 today a recommendation by its traffic engineers for hike in Turnpike toll charges. Robert Duncan chairman Paul e. Burke jr., and state Highway director John Montgomery voted against the rate increase. Historical Arkansas City no. 1�? lined on Highway markers memorials and other projects along the strip of u. S. 77 Highway from the Entrance to the Chilocco Indian school right into the South City limits of Arkansas City. In this series of photographs to be run daily by the traveler a panoramic View of the City a historical background will be presented. This Oklahoma historical Marker is near the Chilocco Entrance where a Cluster of memorials Are tied in directly with Arkansas City history. Bridges photo Washington Ltd it a Secretary of the Treasury Henry h. Fowler offered Congress a Stark Choice today reject president Johnson s tax increase and open the was for a possible $29-Hillion deficit or enact it and still face the Prospect of $14 billion to $18 billion red Ink spending those Fowler told the House ways and Means committee Are the hard facts of the nation s fiscal situation. City Agenda announced trash garbage fee change to be considered consideration or changing sanitation trash and garbage fees has been placed on the Agenda of the City commission meeting tuesday at 10 . A change of 25 cents a month was authorized by the commission last september. After further study the commission asked for a detailed study on the service and charges made. The report was completed and submitted to the commissioners in june with several alternate rates indicated. An ordinance will be considered that would allow the City treasurer to invest Cash balances and apply interest to primarily tax supported funds which would to non us., curtail property tax levies. City funds not needed to cover current obligations realized about $52,000 in interest during 1966, and contributed to holding t h e property tax rate to a minimum necessary City manager Charles Moss said. Two bids for the removal of buildings at fifth ave. And a st. Will be considered. The Low bid was $4,000 from Meadors lumber co. For the razing of old buildings in preparation for the construction of the new City parking lot. A franchise ordinance for Cable television will be placed on the Legal procedure of first Reading if found satisfactory by the commission. Osage City Man latest victims another new Low six Are killed. Lasc Hyrc in car crashes Kay county records fatality Tonkawa. Okla. Kay county recorded another traffic fatality Over the weekend. James Howard Houser 14. Was killed and a companion. Kevin Dean Lucas of it. Both of Tonkawa is hospitalized in Blackwell following a car truck crash on a county Road intersection a mile West of Blackwell saturday night. Both Lucas Driver of the ear and Houser were pinned in the wreckage. Driver of the farm truck involved was d. W. Proctor 19, Blackwell. The dead youth was the son of James Houser currently serving with the army in Europe. A brother Jerry Houser is with the army in Vietnam. The boy had been living in Tonkawa with his grandmother mrs. Roy Houser. Services for Houser arc pending word from the father and brother Mccafferty Bolick funeral Home of Tonkawa has charge. By the associated press six persons were killed in traffic accidents in Kansas Over the weekend. Mrs. Carolyn Fox 28, of Parker ariz., was injured fatally Early sunday in a two car Accident on interstate 70 West of Sakeeney. Four other occupants of the car in which she was Riding were treated at a Hospital and released. Richard Christ Iason 25. Of Osage City died sunday night music will be piped into Library University Park a. a the Library whisper and the quiet clap of closing books May soon give Way to the sound of soft music in a Pennsylvania state University Library. School officials Are installing a sound system to pipe tape recorded music into selected areas of the undergraduate Wing of Pat tee Library. The system should be ready when the fall term begins next month. The music is a selection of popular show tunes and Light classics specially scored to be unobtrusive by eliminating peaks of High or Low notes. The idea is to overcome distracting noise. In a one car Accident on a county Road Southwest of the City limits of Osage City. Two other occupants of the late Model sports car were injured. Raymond 1. Ransom and David h. Kreiling both of it. Dix n.j., were listed in satisfactory condition at the Forbes air Force base Hospital. Officers said the car apparently skidded on Loose gravel. Merlin r. Nightingale 12. Of Galva was killed Friday night when the pickup truck he was driving overturned near Galva. About eight Miles West of Mcpherson. The boy was alone in the truck. Tara Elaine Knott. 8, received fatal injuries in a ear truck collision near Sublette saturday night. The girl was from Plains Kan. A motor cyclist was killed saturday night when he Rode into the Side of a train North of Valley Falls. He was identified As Robert Lentz of Valley Falls. Betty Kolman 17, of Clyde was killed saturday night when the car she was driving went off an unfinished Bridge and into a Creek near Clyde. Brown on visit Oslo Norway Lap a British foreign Secretary George Brown arrived Here today for a three Day official visit. His talks with norwegian officials will Range from the closing of the Suez canal which hits both maritime nations to the norwegian automobile tax which hits British exporters. Newton youth is Hanger by jeans Newton Kan. Api the body of Donald e. Davidson 18, of Newton was found sunday morning by police who said the youth had used his jeans to hang himself from the bars of a cell at police Headquarters. Police said he had been picked up about Midnight saturday on charges he was driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. No i Nequist was planned. 53 degrees Early sunday Breaks 31 Mark another new Low temperature Mark for Arkansas City was set sunday when the overnight Low Sank to 53 degrees. The old Low record for an aug. 13 was 60 degrees set in 1931. The High Reading Here sunday was 82 degrees and the overnight Low Here monday morning was 59 degrees three degrees above the record for an aug. 14. Rain which was falling in Eastern and Southern Kansas this morning was expected to end by tonight. The Shower broke out in Northwest Kansas sunday and gradually moved southeastward. Only a few significant amounts were reported. Elk Hart had 1.07 inches st. Peter in Graham county 1.30. Nor Cater .54, it. Riley .43 and Wamego .33, but Many localities reported Little or no precipitation. Top temperatures in Kansas sunday were from 79 at it. Leavenworth and Topeka to 91 at Hill City. It was the first 90-degree Reading reported in Kansas in several Days. Lows this morning were from 57 at Goodland and it. Leavenworth to 63 at Hutchinson and Abilene. Top Marks today were expected to be from 80-i5 in the East to 85-90 in the West followed by lows tonight from the 50s Northwest to the 60s Southeast. By mid morning skies were Clear in the Western part of the state partly Cloudy in the Central Section and Cloudy in the East. Hoy rescued Rescue workers hoist out 15-year-old Leonard Boyce from a Well where he was trapped for nearly 24 hours. He was rushed to a Hospital in Williamstown w. Va., from the scene near Lenore w. Va., and was reported in fair condition with no apparent injuries. A photo chairman admonishes protestors shouts exchanged at county meeting about a dozen aroused persons appeared today at the Cowley county courthouse to protest the 1968 budget for the Ark tributaries watershed District. Amidst exchanges of loud shouting. County commissioner Noble Bradbury closed the door to the room and admonished the group to be quiet or they would have to Lea a. Irvin Mcclung chairman of the 15 Man Board received heavy criticism from the citizens objecting. Mcclung today represented the vanished 14 months ago wreckage of plane found affidavits to be required Cowley has Hunch it is paying for sooner coyotes an attempt was made today to eliminate possible foul Pla it in paying bounties for coyotes. The Cowley county Board of commissioners passed a Resolution this morning requiring an affidavit from anyone applying for a Bounty on a dead Coyote. The affidavit must state where the Coyote was killed and also be signed by the land owner on whose property it was killed. The action was brought about by county officials beliefs that bounties May have been paid for coyotes killed in Oklahoma. Cowley county pays $2 for a pair of coyotes ears. The county paid about s1.7 h in such fees in 1966. The ears still have to be produced As Well. No charges in collision a Burden Man complained of pain saturday afternoon after his car was struck about three Miles North of Atlanta by a one and one of ton truck loaded with wheat. Dorth e. Tredway 39. Of Burden. Complained of pain but suffered no visible injuries sheriff Fred Satterthwaite said. The Driver of the truck. Wanda j. May 16, of Atlanta escaped injury. Satterthwaite said the car was headed North on a county Road about 4 45 p.m., when the truck came off a township Road and struck the car on the left Side. The girl told the sheriff the brakes failed and she could not Stop. No charges were filed. Satterthwaite estimated damage to the car at $2,000 and about $70 to the truck. Trinidad. Colo. A wreckage of a Small plane which disappeared about 14 months ago on a flight from Pratt. Kan., to Cortez colo., has been found in an isolated mountainous area at lost Lake West of Trinidad. William Durall of Cortez who formerly lived in the Pratt area was killed in the crash. Durall landed at the Las Animas county Airport Here May 31, 1966, to wait out a storm. As the weather cleared he took off for Cortez. No further word was heard from him. Last monday two boys on a traffic toll Topeka map a Kansas traffic death log 48 hours to 9 . Monday�?6 august�?23 1967�?377 comparable 1966�?125 i horseback trip came upon the wreckage. A Rescue group returned Durall a remains Here. Officers said identification was made from serial numbers of the plane As Well As the pilots log which was found at the scene. United Agency for dependable insurance real estate Loans. 401 n. Sum Phi 2-0400 i 2-2600. Many improvements Are included City budget including numerous projects for Arkansas Cit Yans by Barbara Maziarz picnic tables and swings motor scooters sirens and a Fountain just a Lew of the items provided for in the 1968 City budget. Amidst the groaning Ami complaining the average taxpayer Sel-1 stops to think what the finances give him. The 19 41 budget of $2,644,207, approved by the City commission s Uit Arkansas City taxpayers More than they might think the budget includes $200 for tree installations near the downtown King lots and $ 1,040 has been allocated to replace swings in All Parks with Money or 10 additional picnic tables included. The will also contribute to the $27,000 Tennis court Complex on the Junior High school property. Money has Boon budgeted for materials to replace the roof Over Concession stand at the s Summit st. Ball Park and materials for at t in control Fence at the pee wee Ball Park at sleet h an allocation of $1,700 has been set to replace the Root at the pans Park swimming Pool for Shower and toilet fixture replacement and for cleaning the Stone on the Bathhouse. Two additional warning sirens allotted $4,000 to the civil defense in 1968. In an attempt to give better coverage to citizens one Siren will be placed on s. Summit st., and another in the Junior High school area. Funds have also been included for $750 Worth of communication equipment for the services. A Mountain will he installed on the new City parking lot at fifth ave. And a st., for a budget Cost of Kkt the parking lot to serve the new exist office now under construction also Calls for the replacement of the traffic signal at the intersection at a Cost of $2,500. An amount of $1,500 is allowed for sealing the City parking lots at first st and Central ave. And Washington ave. And a st. A five year program to upgrade the parking meter system will Al to he kicked Oft m 1968, with the budget calling toe the replacement of Loo parking meters. Turn to Page seven the weather Forl last Kansas mostly fair West partly Rio univ rail with Rhanor of Arat Trrry Shower or thunderstorm East insight. Tuesday Elear to partly Cloudy. Not Mueh temperature change High tuesday in my. Low tonight .r>0 Northwest lotion Southeast. Oki. Visit a Clear to partly Cloudy and warm through tuesday wide it scattered thundershowers cast and South por Lions tonight and Southeast Lurnda tonight in mis. High tuesday 18 to 94. Forecast Hans \ s temperatures tuesday through it alunday will average 7 to 5 degrees Helow Normal. Normal High if 92. Normal Low upped ads Northwest upper a a East and South precipitation will ave agr less than one Loi Irth Inch West and North to in ally in Ewess of one half Inch Southeast of i 11 k Vii 1 1 kit Ord since noon saturday 1 p. M. 71 7 it m. "2 2 p m. 72 8 p. M. T>9 3 p. 74 9 p. A. Hii 4 p. M.75 10 p. In. 3 5 i m.78 i Fol 6 p. M 74 12 Midnight 80 say la m. 59 i p a. 78 2 .58 2 p. M79 3 a a. 57 3 p. A. 82 4 a in.5.3 4 p. M. 79 5 .�4 5 p. 8 .53 8 p. M78 7 54 7 p in. 7ft 8 a in 59 8 p. M.71 9 a in. 84 9 p. In. 89 10 89 Iii p. In. >8 11 a in. 7 2 ii it m 6ri 12 noon 7i< 12 Midnight monda4 1 . »>4 8 a. M 8.3 2 a in. ,. 83 9 a in. 84 3 a ill. 2 10 a in. 70 4 a in. My ii a in 73 5 a. M. A 89 12 noon 78 it a. Ni.59 i p. M. 80 7 a in i 2 p m. 83 pm Low i a highest temperature for thl Date in 41 Vears 108 degrees in 1918 lowest. 18 degrees in 1984. Board at the hearing for the approved $5,500 1968 budget. The objectors in essence appeared to ask for redistribution of Money collected in recent years by a two Mill Levy. County clerk Wallace Stovall said it would be possible to refund the Money but would not be probable. Mcclung said the two Mill Levy had been put into effect to finance a feasibility study for a watershed in the District but. At present has not proven feasible. He said the carry Over will be used for Channel dealing and stressed the 1968 budget has a Zero Mill Levy. The District covers about 25.-000 acres from Udall to about six Miles South of u. S. 160. It includes four creeks. Sand Spring Turkey foot and Beaver. E. D. Warren Rural Winfield who appeared As an objector told the press he plans to hire a lawyer to investigate the Issue and said a i Don t care what it he said he would get support from other area protestors. Mcclung requested those present to sign a paper noting their presence today As an objector and All refused to sign. Later a typed statement noting those present was prepared by the county clerk and was signed after some hesitation Mcclung said the Board would go ahead with the budget with no changes. He again str used that no Mill Levy was proposed for the coming year and t h e Board is proposing to use Only funds already raised. Bombs fall 10 Miles from China Southern Span of bypass Bridge is dropped Saigon . Warplanes struck for the second straight Day tfx Lay at North vietnamese targets just 10 Miles from red China a Border along the major Railroad from China to Hanoi. The attacks sunday and today were closer to the chinese Border than any previous air raids in the Vietnam War. Navy a6 intruders and a4 sky Hawks from the Carrier Constellation in the Tonkin Gulf raked the Lang son Railroad bypass Bridge 63 Miles North of Haiphong. Pilots reported dropping the Southern Span of the 360-foot, four Span Structure. A . Military spokesman said the Bridge is half a mile East of the Lang son Railroad and Highway Bridge which was knocked out in raids near the chinese Border sunday. The Navy said the Bridge was one of two bypass Bridges being built by the North vietnamese at Lang son to link with the major rail line. Other Navy pilots from the Constellation hammered a rail siding South of Lang son and pilots said they Cut the tracks in several places. The pilots reported they encountered Only Light antiaircraft fire. No planes were reported lost in the latest raids but the . Command announced that in saturday s 151 attacks on the North an f105 thunderchief and an rf4c reconnaissance plane were shot Down by ground fire. All three crewmen were listed As missing. This brought to 641 the total of announced . Warplane Losse Over North Vietnam. As the air War came closer to communist China in what appeared to be a lifting of some target restrictions by president Johnson Sharp ground fighting flared in South Vietnam s Northern 1st corps area. Elements of the 1st brigade of the . 101st airborne division starting operation Benton ran into a withering barrage of Small arms automatic weapons mortar and artillery fire from 100 to 150 communist troops in a Battle that raged from sunday night until nearly Dawn today. The paratroopers said they counted 35 enemy dead on the Battlefield Southwest of coastal tam by about 340 Miles Northeast of Saigon. Two paratroopers were killed and 19 wounded. The . Troops also reported capturing 18 enemy weapons. Turn to Page six 120 is highest new York apr the highest recorded temperature in the country sunday was 120 at death Valley Calif. The Low this morning was 39 at Pellston Mich Money is primary objectives 17 Gridley businesses burglarized on weekend Art teachers mrs. Wand l. Watson Art instructor at southwestern state College Weatherford. Okla., will teach Art in Arkansas City High school this fall. A graduate of southwestern at Weatherford where she was on the Deans Honor Roll she has exhibited at i Tilbrook museum. Tulsa Addington gallery of Yukon. Okla., great Plains gallery at Lawton. Okla., Clinton okla., Art Guild and townhouse Gall Erv. Elk City okla. Gridley Kan. Up it a seventeen of 23 businesses in this Coffey county town of about 300 population were burglarized saturday and Early sunday. There was no immediate Esb mate of the loss but sheriff Delbert Helmer said Money apparently was the Only thing taken except for 10 wrist watches taken from a hardware store. Undersheriff Glen dressier who lives in Gridley. Interrupted the burglary spree about 4 sunday when he saw three men in an Alley behind the Post office which was among the places hit he said the three men fled to a car or cars Helmer said the robbers gained entry by forcing front or Back doors and sati the burglaries apparently were done by professions. Two agents of the Kansas Bureau of investigation and a postal investigator joined in the investigation shot when Way barred to tavern a Beer bound Louisiana negroes wound 5 Whites Hammond. La. A a group of negroes demanding a we want Beer Quot shot into a crowd of Whites barring their Way to a tavern sunday night wounding five White men state police said. State police and sheriff s deputies raided negro bars at Covington 2o Miles Nom Here before Dawn today and arrested 12 negro men and women. Col. Thomas i Burbank state director of Public safety rushed from Baton Rouge and said several of those jailed had taken part sunday in the bogus Lusa civil rights a liberation March which stopped Here for the Naglit in route to the state capital. A but they Haven t been regular marchers a said sheriff Tom Sanders of Tangipahoa Parish a a in a say they Weie curiosity \ 7. Young Leader of the March denied any of his followers were involved he said a fall of our it eople were Here a the wounded men Wen hospitalized in Hammond authorities at the Hospital refused to give their condition. Col. Kay heard of the stale crime uni oratory gave parafin tests to the arrested negroes to determine if any had find weapons recently 1 Utu to Page All r

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