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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - January 5, 1983, Garden City, Kansas The Garden City fair Over night wednesday with lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 5-15 Mph. Partly Cloudy thursday with highs around 50. West to Northwest winds 5-15 Mph. Sunrise thurs. 7 59 Sunset thurs. 5 40telegram wednesday january 5, 1983 vol. 54 no. 52 24 pages phone 275-7105 circulation 275-0100 Garden City Kansas 67846 25< copy deadline nears Board posts open by Annette Galluzzi staff writer seats of More than half of the elected officials serving on the City commission school Board and Community College trustees will be up for election in april. With the filing deadline for a position on any of the three boards Only 20 Days away no one has yet to file for any of the la vacancies. None of the incumbents has announced intentions to run for re election. The filing deadline is noon Jan. 25. The general election will be tuesday april 5. A primary if necessary would be March i. Three Are retiring from the five member City commission. Five of seven school Board seats will be vacated and terms expire for three of the six Garden City Community College trustees the City commission posts of Rodney Hoffman Al Towles and Gary Fuller will be filled by others come april the three say they will not seek re election. A a i be been on now for two terms a a total of six years a Towles said. A with the Economy crunch the Way it is i feel i need to devote As much time As possible to the business a in addition the part owner of Cash and carry lumber said he believes it would be Good to get a fresh face on the commission. Fuller who has served one four year term said he will not run again but deemed to give a particular reason. Hoffman said his experience on the commission has been rewarding but he will not run for a second term. The two commission candidates who receive the most votes in april will win four year terms. The third candidate will serve for two years. Holdover commissioners Are Duane West and Frank Schmale on the Garden City school Board terms of five members a Gretchen Tiberghien Bill Clement Art Brown Dolores Hope and Dennis Kleysteuber a will expire normally Only three or four of the seven member Board Are up Tor reelection at any one time. However this year there Are More open seats because of the resignation of a Board member whose term was not to expire until 1985 Dennis Kleysteuber replaced Vernon Schweer last june. Election to Kleysteuber s seat would mean a two year term because Schweer was to serve until 1985 the other four school Board vacancies Are for four year terms. Dolores Hope says she will not run for re election. She had served eight years on the Board prior to being appointed in february to fill the unexpired term of pres White who moved from the City. Whites term was to expire this year Bill Clement who has served one term said he will not make a reelection bid. Art Brown who has served on the school Board since 1975, said he will announce his decision Jan. 17 at the school Board meeting. Kleysteuber said he is undecided and will probably make his decision close to the filing deadline. Tiberghien who has served a four year term said she too is undecided Holdover Board members Are Steve Sundberg and Phyllis Bigler. Garden City Community College Board of trustees will have three positions put to a vote. The terms of John Osborn Harold Kleysteuber and Rudy Valenzuela will expire Valenzuela who has served As a trustee for six years a 14 terms a said he has not decided whether to run. A i really Haven to Given it any thought at this Point a Valenzuela said. Osborn eight year Veteran of the trustees and now serving his second consecutive term As president said he too is undecided. Kleysteuber who has been a trustee for 12 years said he is undecided but will make his decision in the next couple weeks. All three trustee seats Are four year terms. Garden Sass next Best thing to having a garbage disposal unit in the Kitchen Gus Garden says is having a College son Home on vacation. Quot Estee Lauder Only Al hoovers adv microphone to eyeball. Police stand Between Jerry Wright far right and Baca county treasurer Thelma goodnight on the Steps of the courthouse in Springfield Colo. Goodnight is Reading the foreclosure Sale notice on Wrights 320-acre farm to Farmers gathered in protest. Wright admits he owes the Money but says Federal farm policies led to his doubles and violated his constitutional rights. In Holio Wmk i press injured. A woman wipes blood from the hands of Kinan Burk after he was injured by crashing through a window at the Baca county courthouse during a Farmers protest. Burk still handcuffed was arrested during the protest and escaped. The Handcuffs later were removed by Farmers with a key. Riot Quad Farmers clash at farm Sale Springfield Colo. Hns several Colorado Farmers were arrested by a sheriffs department riot squad and a crowd of 500 Farmers were gassed tuesday after the Farmers stormed the Entrance to the Baca county courthouse Here following the foreclosure Sale auction of the 320-acre farm. The farm owner was Jerry Wright one of the founders of the american agriculture movement which began in 1977 in Campo. Colo. A crowd of More than 500 Farmers from Kansas Oklahoma. Colorado new Mexico Texas and Missouri were gassed minutes after the arrests of the Farmers some of the Farmers entered the City at 7 30 a m. In a mile Long trac Orcade involving 39 tractors and one Combine followed by a Long line of other farm vehicles the tractors partially surrounded the courthouse in the City approximately 70 Miles Southwest of Ulysses. The crowd around the courthouse was ordered to disperse but most of those present stood their ground chanting. A a no Sale no Sale a keeping up the deafening Din they had carried on during the Short lived auction moments before. As Clouds of Gas spewed from the Black Gourd shaped canisters dropped from the roof of the two Story Cour Thouse the crowds scattered across the Snow covered courthouse Lawn one Farmer was seen lying in the Snow gasping for air while others around him shouted for an ambulance Farmers still milling around the courthouse Lawn were screaming a come out of there a a i Hope you re proud of this a and Quot look at this a at the officers outside the courthouse about that time a crowd formed around a bloodied Kinan Burk who held up his bloody hands still in a shiny pair of Handcuffs officers had put on him Burk had scrapes across the top of his Bald head and there was blood smeared across his face and ears the blood had apparently come from a Large Gash on the Back of his left hand a i jumped out of the courthouse it he said. A they re beating us up in there they re saying we re not Good Burk said in a Brief talk through a first floor window prisoners Doug Goodpaster. 31, and Jim Goodpaster. 56. Both of Vilas Colo., said they had come to Springfield to bid on the farm they were going to bid $1, they said the father and son said they were All right except for being Quot worked Over Quot by the riot squad both were handcuffed and had Small quantities of blood smeared on their faces the interview ended when a Deputy closed the window. The foreclosure auction officially began at to a m la a m Cost when county treasurer and Public trustee Thelma goodnight emerged from the courthouse amid a ring of deputies who shoved an area Clear on the top Landing of the courthouse Steps a microphone was held up for her and she read the Public notice of the Sale of the property owned by Wright an occasional feedback squeal from the speaker system was All that penetrated the Din of Farmers screaming in unison Quot no Sale no Sale Quot the farm did sell due to a resubmitted bid by the Federal land Bank which held the note the winning bid was shouted several times info the microphone by is goodnight just before she backed into the courthouse in a ring of deputies the bid was $96,136 20. Wright was two payments behind on the $85,200 farm purchased in 1975 payments Are made annually after the Sale Farmers pressed against the ring of deputies Chin to Chin. Right up to the double Oak framed Glass doors one door was dragged shut then the other but a Farmer grabbed the second door and jerked it open with a Deputy hanging onto it More screaming followed and several Farmers grabbed one door then the other one. Ripping them open splintering the top Frame of one a fist swinging Melee erupted As Farmers rushed through the doors into the hallway. A second later the crowd was shoved Back out the door by a troop of riot gear Scott clerk denies noose allegations Scott City a Scott county clerk Jan Kuhlman has denied the allegations made by sheriff Wayne Neese in a lawsuit he filed charging the clerk with improper verification of signatures on petitions to recall Neese the civil suit was filed monday in Scott county District court Neese also filed for a restraining order to Stop All recall procedures until the lawsuit is settled. Scott count ians Are to vote on the recall Issue March i. Tuesday Kuhlman responded to the charges with a prepared statement a i have looked Over the summons and found the allegations to be very weak i have fulfilled the Job i was elected to do in compliance with the Law in conjunction with the Secretary of states office and to the Best of my Kuhlman said she consulted with the Scott county attorney and Secretary of states office to interpret statutes relating to recall procedures the clerk would not comment on Neese s specific allegations the recall Effort was instituted in August when a three member committee filed petitions saying the sheriff is incompetent and failed to perform the duties of his office the committee failed to secure w within 90 Days the 965 Legal signatures it needed Kuhlman then granted the recall committee 20 More Days to gather the 69 names it lacked on dec 20. Kuhlman announced that the committee had enough names to put the question to a county wide vote in the suit Neese questions the legality of the 20-Day Extension he contends that the 20 Days should have fallen w within the 90-Day deadline Neese also charges that some of the 23 who circulated petitions were not registered voters that Kuhlman acted improperly when she enlisted the help of the City clerk rather than the county attorney to help verify the signatures and that some of the accepted signatures were illegible Clad officers that exploded out of the Entrance the crowd roared in rage at the officers in the Bulky Green vests and Visorde helmets who held Billy clubs at the ready about two minutes later the crowd w As ordered to disperse the voice of Baca county sheriff Willard Goff could be heard Over the Public address system from a second floor window saying Quot this is Willard speaking i m asking you to Back off allot you who did t come Tor trouble Back Oft this Sale is history i m asking you one More time to Back Oft if you Don t want trouble minutes later at least two Gas canisters were dropped amid the crowd one canister w As picked up by a Farmer and hurled Back on top of Sunroof As the crowd dispersed at noon approximately 2oo Farmers still ringed the courthouse and the lawmen still manned the building both groups fixing hard stares on the other related stories Page 3 Barney travels Salt Lake City a artificial heart recipient Barney Clark got another look outside his intensive care room when he was wheeled through Hospital corridors for a recreational trip to his doctor s office a Hospital spokesman said Clark. 61. Who received the first permanent artificial heart 35 Days ago. Remained in serious but stable condition today at the University of Utah medical Center the retired Seattle area dentist in a wheelchair was pushed monday to the office of or William c Devries who led the team that implanted the heart for regents Post Southwest kansans under consideration by Pam Zubeck staff writer a quite a few Southwest kansans names have been submitted to the governor for consideration of appointment to the Kansas Board of regents. But who those people Are is a mystery. Whoever is chosen the governors press Secretary says he or she will be from Western Kansas an Republican. The appointment is expected later this month to fill the vacancy left by Frank Lowman Hays who resigned last month. Lowman has been named president of the fourth National Bank and Trust company of Wichita. Gov. John Carlin necessarily must appoint a Republican to bring the boards party balance to five democrats and four republicans. There Are five democrats on the Board now and three republicans. The next Regent will be from the first congressional District said Mike Swenson Carling a press Secretary because Carlin wants All congressional districts represented. The first District covers Western Kansas and there is no one serving on the Board from that area. Bettyjo Roberts . Sen Nancy Kassebaum a representative in Garden City said that Quot quite a few Quot persons from Southwest Kansas have been suggested As candidates for the Job but she declined to name them she said the nomination process is casual As opposed to a formal committee. Persons in various areas Are contacted by people who Are in touch with the governor and asked to suggest names. Pauline Joyce member of the Garden City Community College trustees was contacted by a professor at Kansas state University about potential candidates. Joyce reasoned that she was contacted because she is friends with the professor and also Many of her children have attended Usu. Quot it was purely she said Quot he thought we should have a representative from Southwest Kansas and i agree a Joyce said others have been contacted in the area to suggest names but she did not know who those were. Joyce has suggested that Dolores Hope be considered Hope. 1112 Gillespie member of the Garden City Board of education and Garden City Telegram columnist said she does no to feel she would have a very Good Chance at being selected noting that the governor May have certain qualifications in mind. Quot its my understanding they pretty much want a Usu person alumnus someone in the livestock Industry a she said. Hope is a Kansas University graduate. She also noted that Jack Reeve of Garden City who served on the regents Board from 1977 to 1980, had both of those qualifications several other local persons who had been rumoured As candidates All said wednesday they have not been contacted concerning the Post those include cattleman Bob Jones of Holcomb Brookover feed Yards manager Stan Fansher Cash and carry lumber president Dick Fankhauser and attorney John Osborn All of Garden City. Quot the governor is looking for a person who has an abiding interest in higher education a Swenson said noting that whether that person is involved in the farming or livestock Industry and where he or she attended College Are not important. Or. Tom Saffell president of a Csc said he has not been contacted by anyone seeking possible candidates but Saffell would like to see a Southwest Kansan chosen Quot i think the person ought to be in Southwest Kau Sas we re not represented and most of Western Kansas is not represented officials at fort Hays state University have forwarded several names to the governor for consideration and believe the next Regent will be from Western Kansas Swenson said he does not know How Many names have been suggested As candidates he said there is no definite deadline for the appointment although an announcement should come by the end of january Carlin already has appointed three new members and reappointed another republicans Wendell lady retiring House speaker and Archie Dykes former Kun Chancellor have been appointed recently also Carlin continued on Page 2

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