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Arkansas City Traveler (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Arkansas City, Kansas A Flamia Eftin Fatale one Hundredth year no. 54 the Arkansas City Kansas daily traveler saturday october 17. 1970 fourteen pages Price in City to cents priced lower for Carrier service on Campaign Trail Nixon adds trips Washington a pres Dent Nixon expanding his Campaign travel schedule almost daily and enlisting his family in the Republican cause flies into Vermont new Jersey Pennsylvania and Wisconsin today. Already scheduled for a five state Campaign swing next monday and tuesday in Ohio North Dakota Missouri Tennessee and Indiana Nixon added a North Carolina Stop. He had announced plans to Campaign oct. 28 in Texas and said Friday he will go to Illinois and Minnesota on the 29th. Whereas just two Days ago the White House had been talking in terms of vote seeking trips to 16 or 17 states Nixon aides now speak of spending a full week or More campaigning in 18 to 20 states. Nixon a first Stop today was the Airport at Burlington vt., for a rally aimed at boosting the re election chances of Republican sen. Winston l. Prouty who faces a Strong Challenge from former democratic gov. Philip h. Hoff. Next state on the presidents schedule for the Day was new Jersey with stops at airports in Newark and Teterboro and a gop conclave at Ocean Grove. In a crucial new Jersey race democratic sen. Harrison a. Williams is facing Nelson Gross the states former gop chairman. The chief executive resigned himself to spending much of the Day aboard helicopters flying via that contrivance All the Way from Newark to each of two stops planned for Pennsylvania. The first Stop in Pennsylvania will be at the Airport in Lancas Ter followed by an appearance at the Airport in Middletown. Since Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of that state seems virtually assured of reelection Nixon a attention will Center on the governorship contest Between Republican it. I a gov. Raymond Broderick and Democrat Milton Schapp. From Middletown Nixon flies Audie Murphy is innocent los Angeles a tears filled the eyes of Audie Murphy the actor who was world War a a most decorated Soldier after a jury declared him innocent of assault and Battery charges. The 45-year-old Murphy had been accused in connection with a dispute with dog Trainer David Gofstein 51, last May 18. The argument assert edly took place Over a dog training fee Gofstein asked of Murphy a girl Friend. During an alleged altercation Gofstein said a gun was fired but no one was injured. Murphy denied All accusations and said he was not in Possession of a weapon. To Green Bay wis., for an evening testimonial reception for Bart Starr who Isnit running for anything except a few More seasons As quarterback of the Green Bay packers of the National football league. While in Wisconsin however Nixon is expected to say a word or two against the re election bid of democratic sen. William Proxmire. While the president is covering nine states in a four Day period his wife scheduled Campaign stops in Maryland today and in Michigan Minnesota and Nevada on monday and tuesday. Julie and David Eisenhower daughter and son in Law of the Nixon were to attend a reception for gop Campaign workers in St. Louis today. The elder Nixon daughter Tricia campaigned last week for Minnesota Republican senatorial nominee Clark Macgregor. The North Wall of the new $1.9 traveler photographer. This million memorial Hospital presents this pattern to the View is facing East from n. Second St. Brown photo thousands sweep Quebec weather Ottawa apr armed with combat weapons and wartime Powers thousands of policemen and soldiers swarmed Over Quebec today in search of two kidnapped officials and their abductors. More than 250 persons were arrested Friday. There was no word on the Fate of the hostages British labor commissioner James Cross and provincial labor minister Pierre Laporte. Prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau told the House of com Mons he had invoked the War measures act Friday a with deep regret after Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa and Montreal officials told him there was a apprehended insurrection in the province and that there was a danger of violence and terrorist intimidation. The term a apprehended insurrection was a reference to language in the War measures act. The world War i Law being used for the first time since world War ii stipulates that its provisions May be invoked when there is a conclusive evidence that War invasion or insurrection real or apprehended it sets penalties of five years in prison and $5,000 fines for persons convicted under it with no bail or release permitted unless authorized by the Justice minister. Trudeau alleged that a fall extraordinary Powers will be withdrawn As soon As it has been demonstrated that there is a cessation of the violence which made necessary their he added that there is a a Clear understanding that this will be no later than april 30, 1971. Trudeau a primary target is the Quebec liberation front which kidnapped Cross and Laporte to gain Freedom for 23 persons convicted or awaiting trial for terrorist activities. The government has refused this and other demands made by the kidnappers although its last offer before the terrorists broke off negotiations Friday morning was to seek parole for five of the 23. The front known by its French initials Fly has sought since 1963 to make Quebec a separate French speaking nation. Until Cross was kidnapped oct. 5, its primary tactic had been bombing and similar acts of guerrilla terrorism mainly against targets in Montreal. The prime ministers proclamation Friday officially outlawed the Fly. Kansas Cloudy. Warmer. Highs to 72. Lows 45 to 52. Oklahoma Cloudy. Cool. Scattered rain. Highs to 62. Lows to 40s. Or Quot r 4v z21? of i j ? t4 re i 1/. Real drug problem Here police chief says at school curriculum meeting rain temperature record since 3 . Yesterday 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11 . .60 .59 .57 .54 .51 .43 .46 .45 .42 12 Midnight .42 i a.rn.42 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11 . 12 noon .43 .43 .43 .44 .44 .45 .43 .42 .43 .44 .45 highest and lowest highest temperature for this Date in 44 years. 91 degrees in 1940. Lowest 35 degrees in 1948-59. Fund Over half the 1971 United fund drive currently underway in Arkansas City has reached the $25,000 Mark Over half Way Home to the $48,425 goal set this year. Drive chairman Ronald Wray is pictured Here raising the a a temperature on one of the thermometers located in the downtown area. Legg photo earnings tax poll Cowley county a Republican and democratic parties have not yet taken stands on the proposed 2% county wide earnings tax. However the Cowley county democratic women a club plans to conduct a poll of its members to determine their decision on the Issue. Lois Lewis chairman of the Cowley county Republican Central committee said the local party has not taken a stand on the proposed tax or on other statewide issues such As liquor by the drink. She considered the proposed tax an Issue Between a Rural and City interests. Betty Graham chairman of the Cowley county democratic Central committee said the local democrats have not taken a position on the proposed tax but were Busy supporting local candidates in their political races. Alyce Morris president of the county a democratic women a club said a a a majority of women present at the groups last meeting were against the proposed tax. By Beth Lilley Tell it like it is. That was the main topic Friday during annual curriculum Day at Arkansas City Junior High school. The drug scene in Arkansas City was discussed by a panel comprised of Frank Robertson chief of police the Rev. Lewis Mcpherren pastor of the Central Christian Church or. Jerry Yorke dam represent Ting the kiwanis club mrs. Ethel Cochran r.m., county health department and Phil Garrison president of the High school student Council. Proceeding the panel talks a 30-minute film titled a a narcotics the decision was shown by school officials. The film showed the life of a teen age girl who started on drugs by smoking a marijuana cigarette. She became one of the a a drug crowd and due to the influence of an older Man who was a a a Pusher became addicted to heroin. The film followed several Law enforcement officers who raided the walk up Flat in a Large City and showed a woman going through the first stages of drug withdrawal symptoms. The Large crowd of teachers parents Parent teacher association representatives and interested persons were prepared for the drug film and the following panel discussion by a dramatic skit Type presentation by several members of Junior High under the direction of Mary Chandler. The stage was dark. Students represent Ting hippies were engrossed in a a spot party on stage. Weird music filtered through the auditorium. A strange Sweet smell permeated the air. Psychedelic posters were in evidence and Pale flickering candles comprised the lighting for the drug party. The a a actors proceeded to give the audience a look at several drugs being used from marijuana cigarettes to getting a a a fix of heroin. The heroin a a addict proceeded to a Freak out and other a a users wrestled him to the floor and poked a a a Downers in his Mouth. The Impact was enormous and the skit put the audience in the proper Frame of mind to hear the panel talks. Assistant supt. Gene Snyder gave the opening address. A hours is a drug oriented society a Snyder stated. Snyder went on to relate the adult a a uppers and a a Downers Are on every drug store shelf. A we take aspirins for headaches. We take a Patent Medicine Pill when we can to sleep and another easy to Purchase Pill when we want to go to a a it a time parents and adults took their Heads out of the Sand and began to look around. Lets see what a going on around us a c5 Galaxy transport explodes a a a Dobbins air Force base a. Apr a c5 Galaxy transport the worlds largest aircraft exploded and burned in a parking area adjacent to the main runway at this military Complex Early today killing one person and injuring another officials said. Maj. John Eckhardt Dobbins information officer said the victims both were civilian employees of Lockheed Georgia co. Which forms one third of the Complex headquartered Northeast of Marietta. Cholera in Turkey Istanbul Turkey a Istanbul is in the grip of a deadly cholera epidemic turkish health officials acknowledged today. Snyder stated. Leading off the speakers from the panel group was Arkansas City police chief Frank Robertson. He told of the real drug problem locally a a it a rough. There is a real drug problem in Arkansas City. There Are two known heroin users in town but the greatest drug problem is in this order marijuana amphetamines barbiturates and Ltd. The Kansas Bureau of investigation is presently forming a new squad to assist Law officers in combating the drug problem. Undercover agents Are working in Many towns already. The police department has made several arrests recently and i Hope for several More arrests soon. A yesterday thursday police officers picked up the youngest drug abuser. He was seven years old. There was an eight year old with him. They were sniffing paint. A we have the problem Here. Police officers Are working on it every Day. The department has a list of 350 names compiled during the past year and one half who have used or Are using drugs. They come from All walks of life and Are from All races and in conclusion chief Robertson made this statement. A a it a a problem of you society. Its a problem for turn to Page 3 miss Newkirk miss Janet Keller will represent her Home town As one of 15 visiting Queens during Arka Lalah. She is the 17-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. Harley c. Keller at Newkirk okla. She is a senior at Newkirk High school and is Active in band plays the Alto saxophone is on the state and National Honor society Roll Pep club and Active in . Of the Christian Church. Miss Otto miss Deg Aye Riley will represent Otto at the Arka Lalah festivities oct. 30-31. She is the 17-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. . Riley Dexter. A senior at Dexter High school she is 1970 county Hereford Queen president of band Active in sports member of the Otto 4-h club and plays piano guitar and saxophone. 36,000 qualify for tax Relief Topeka a about 36,000 elderly kansans qualify for the states new Homestead property tax Relief act the department of Revenue said in publishing eligibility requirements in its october bulletin. Those who qualify can file a claim which enables them to get either a property tax refund or credit on their state in come tax return. To qualify a Kansas resident must be 65, have income of Les than $3,700, own his or her of Home and live in it not of any delinquent taxes on the property and not have receive any Public assistance specifics by to help pay the taxes on to property. Two children Are killed by truck at Grid game panel discussion on drugs educators and interested parents discuss the drug problem in Arkansas City with members of the panel at annual curriculum Day Friday at the Junior High school. Panel members Are from left the Rev. Lewis Mcpherren Phil Garrison student Council president police chief Frank Robertson mrs. Ethel Cochran county health department and or. Jerry Yorke dam representing the kiwanis club. Lilley photo hot Springs a. A a drive less pickup truck that plunged Down a Steep Hill and into a crowd watching a High school football game killed two children and injured 12 other persons Friday night. Police said two teen agers had left the truck running when they parked it at the top of a Hill overlooking the Bath county High school football Field and left to watch a football game on the Field. As the first Quarter was end ing the truck came Down the incline smashed through a crowded Concession tent then through a crowd of children at the Edge of the end zone before it struck a scoreboard on an adjacent baseball Field. A it was awful a said Cecil Blake of hot Springs. A kids were around the hot dog stand when the truck came rolling Down the Hill. It scattered kids All Over the the football game Between Bath county and Rockbridge High schools was stopped and a Call went Over the Public address system for station wagons to take the injured to hospitals. Witnesses said the truck had been pushed in an Effort to Start it earlier and the boys had apparently left it running for fear it would not Start again. Police said the dead were Stephen Lowry 8, and Sherry Lane Armstrong 9, both of hot Springs. Most of those injured were elementary school age children

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