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Great Bend Daily Tribune Newspaper Archives Apr 21 1968, Page 1

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Great Bend Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Great Bend, KansasIt Watt ctn iral Komai throughout Golden Belt ar6a" sports society full up wire area news w m 10e u2nd pfc a no. 217 great Bend Kansas sunday april 21, 1968 this Issue 32 pages two sections clean up week starts today shut Down for a Long Long time. By Tom van1 Brimmer Many people think if a bad situation is ignored it May go away. Apparently such is the Case with Many pieces of property in great Bend where the owners have allowed trash and junk to accumulate. Today Marks the beginning of Kansas clean up week and. City residents Are urged to make a special Effort from april 21st through april 27th to clean up their houses and Yards and help make great Bend a cleaner and safer place to live. According to the great Bend fire department the purpose of the week is to remove unsightly junk that is an eyesore As Well As a health and fire Hazard. In promoting the clean up activities the City will have trucks hauling trash on april 25th, 26th. 29th and he 30th. The truck teams will a Chin on the cast end of town and work residents Are requested to pile their trash and debris at the Edge of the alleys or along the Parkway or curbing if there no alleys. The trash should not be piled in the Street. One problem facing residents and a problem for which the City has no answer is the Dispo Sal of junk cars. A conserva Tive estimate by the City Indi Cates there May be As Many As 300 junkers scattered through out great Bend. The owners too have been faced with a serious problem because the City does not allow the dumping of old cars at the City Landfill and the local Salvage Yards Don t want them either. The Landfill will Laul a maximum of two one City official stated. It we allow old cars to be dumped there it won t last half that Long. By the same Token the Salvage Yards have no use for tire cars. They take up too much room and they have no value. One local Savage Yard recently sold 100 Ink cars at 50 cents each Selling for 30 one operator commented you lose Money even if they bring the car to you two Salvage Yards have offered a partial solution to the junk car problem. For the next my Vii Days Clem Barton owner of b and b Auto Salvage on South Highway 281 and Russ Hannigan and Karl Mai owners of town and coun try Auto Salvage on North High Way 281, will Tow away junkers free of charge. The Yard operators have placed two conditions on the removal of cars. First the car must have at least two wheels on it so it can be according to bar ton. If it has wheels one Man can Tow it away. Nobody can afford to Send two men for a 50 cent he added. Second according to Hannu Gan and Mai the cars will be towed away Only at the owners request. We re not going to Tow a car they said. Unless the owner Calls us and then is present when we remove All three men wanted it Plain in understood they Are not buy the cars. We realize the problems people face so luring clean up week we will do what we they stated. Obviously junk cars Are not the Only trash problems that need to be tackled but they arc a major item. The photos shown Here were take by the Tribune photographer As he drove a Rounel the City. None were taken from alleys All were photo graphed from the main streets of the City. Unsightly Yards won t just go away if they re ignored but they will disappear if the people of great Bend put Forth a concentrated Effort during the next Eck. A place for kids to Hull used eyesore As Well As a Hazard. Decoration for the front unsightly. Of Little anyone. Spa Fri spa Fri

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