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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - February 21, 1977, Hutchinson, Kansas Mrs. Homer Johnson CANTON - Lillian Violet Johnson, 68, died Sunday at Bethesda Hospital, Goessel. Born Jan. 26, 1909 at Galva, she was married to Homer Johnson April 16, 1967 at Raton, N.M. He died April 21, 1967. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a member of the Christian Church, Canton; American Legion Auxiliary, Galva; OES, Hutchinson. Survivors include son: Wayne Ortner, Mt. Shasta, Calif.; stepson: Homer Johnson Jr., Battleground, Wash.; stepdaughters: Mrs. Gloria Lutz, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Mrs. Martheda Hilton, Westminster, Colo.; brothers: Paul Bruce, Canton; Max Bruce, Kinsley; Jim Bruce, Luray; sisters; Mrs. Mamie Iandorio, Mariposa, Calif.; Mrs. Lela Bair, Canton; Mrs. Juanita Peterson, McPherson; 13 grandchildren; several greatgrandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church; Rev. ; Michael Wagner. Burial will be in Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 8 p:m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home, Canton. Family suggests memorials to the church. . Robert Elvin Glawson PRATT - Robert Elvin Glawson, 76, died Thursday at Pratt County Hospital. Born May 23, 1900 at Richland, Mo., he was a picture framer arfd painter, and lived here over 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion; veteran of World Wars I and II. Survivors include son: Elmer, Texas; daughter: Faye Heath, Rainbow, Tex. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rose Chapel, Williams Mortuary, Pratt; Rev. Harold Wilcox. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, ' Pratt. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Deaths in the area "A Time To Remember" In this world so full of rushing and trying to keep ahead of the time, some people slowed down for me this week and I wish to share this experience with you. / lost a very personal friend last Saturday night. He was hit by a car. His name John Gibbs. With the help of Mr. Carlton, a policeman. Mr. Rome. Magistrate Judge and frjend. Mr. Gottschalk. an attorney, and Judge Wilson, I became special administrator for Mr. Gibbs and have taken responsibility for his business. I wish to thank Mr. Pat Johnson of Johnsons and Sons Funeral Home for all his support and extra help. Also dear Father Sean O'Shea for his beautiful words and prayer. I am sad and will miss my friend but through this experience I have found that while some people will rush to go the Opposite Direction, just that many more will slow their pace to help in a true and warm sense. But my biggest thanks goes to God for giving me strength courage, and determination. Judy Digel Hawver 902 VY. 4th Hutchinson Mrs. Clarence Bowersock ANTHONY - Charlotte Bowersock, 64, died Saturday at Anthony. Born July 24, 1912 at Harper, she was married to Clarence Bowersock Nov. 5, 1931 at Wichita. He died Nov. 3, 1975. She was a lifetime resident of Anthony. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, USCS, Rebecca Lodge, all of Anthony. Survivors include a son: William L. Bowersock, Ar-gonia; daughter: Mrs. Clarice Raida, Norwich; sister: Mrs. Zelma Strader, Ar-gonia; three grandchildren. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Elliott Chapel, Anthony; Rev. Dan L. Bet-tis, Rev. Vern D. Livengood. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony. Family suggests memorials to Anthony Hospital Association. Jerry Lynn Adams GREAT BEND - Jerry Lynn Adams, 22, drowned Saturday in a boating accident at Lake Wilson. Born Aug. .4, 1954 at Ft. Carson, Colo., he married Patti Ann Christians Sept. 20, 1975 at Hoisington. He was an employe of Thies Packing Co., Great Bend, and lived here since 1955. He was a member of Harrison Street Baptist Church, Great Bend. Survivors include widow; parents: Mr. and Mrs. Har-ley Adams, Great Bend; brother: Garry, Great Bend. Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fryberger Mortuary, Great Bend; Rev. Jim Swank. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call until service time at the mortuary. Family suggests memorials to donor's choice. Herman Edward Wetz Sr. KIOWA - Herman Edward Wetz Sr., 86, died Saturday at his home. Born April 15, 1890 at Harvel, 111., he married Myrtle E. Ray March 21, 1918 at Cherokee, Okla. She died Nov. 28, 1965. He was a retired farmer and lived here since 1912. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Hardtner. Survivors include son: Herman Jr., Kiowa; daughter: Mrs. Iris Banman, Ellin-wood; brother: Fred, Kiowa; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational Church, Kiowa; Rev. Floyd Sibley. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Kiowa. Friends may call 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Home, Kiowa. Pearl George Ross MEADE - Pearl George Ross,, 72, died Sunday at Meade. Born Aug. 31, 1904 at Pratt, he married Margaret Smith Aug. 31, 1930 at Meade. He was a retired farmer and a lifetime resident. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, OES, all of Meade; Wichita Consistory. Survivors include widow; son: Earl, Topeka; three grandchildren. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler Mortuary, Meade; Rev. Don Viets. Burial will be in Grace-land Cemetery, Meade. Friends may call until service time at the mortuary. HOUSE NEEDING REPAIRS? We Pay SPOT CASH For Property Meeting Our Qualifications MEL TURNER REALTY 215 West 5th 663-1581 Adv. Speed Reading Course to be taught in Hutchinson... The United States Reading Lab is offering their famous speed reading course to a limited number of qualified people here in the Hutchinson area. The average person who completes this course can read 5-8 times faster, and with substantially improved comprehension and better concentration. This famous course has taught many thousands of people to read over 1000 words per minute with the ability to understand and retain what they have read much more effectively. Average graduates can read most novels in less than one hour. In rare instances speeds of up to 20 times faster have been documented. For complete details about this famous speed reading course be sure to attend one of the free one hour orientation lectures that have been scheduled. These lectures are open to the public, above age 13 (persons under 18 should be accompanied by a parent, if possible,) and the course will be explained in complete detail, including class schedules, instruction procedures and a tuition that is much less than similar courses. These meetings will be held in the Executive Conference Room of the Ramada Inn, 100 E. 2nd St. on Wednesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. and again Friday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. TWO FINAL MEETINGS WILL be held on Monday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. Classes are limited and class places will be filled on a first come-first serve basis only. Be sure to attend the earliest meeting possible to insure a class place. Group rates are available upon request. Tommy G. Golding Tommy G. Golding, 67, 303 West 7th, died Saturday at Evergreen Manor. Born Sept. 8, 1909 at Hutchinson, he was a retired truck driver and a lifetime resident. Survivors include brother: Donald A. Golding, RFD 1; sister: Mrs. Mary Hernandez, Wichita. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in East-side Cemetery; Rev. Lester Morgan. Friends may call noon to 9 p.m. Monday at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home. O. Paul Brougher MCPHERSON - 0. Paul Brougher, 75, died Sunday at General Hospital; McAllen, Tex. Born Sept. 28, 1901 at Cherryvale, he married Lucille Renner June 17, 1928 at Salina. He was a retired owner and manager of the Warren Hotel, McPherson, and lived here since 1943. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 172, both of McPherson; Salina Consistory; member and past potentate of Isis Shrine, Jesters, both of Salina. Survivors include widow; sister: Mrs. Irene Fuller, Denver, Colo. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ball and Son Funeral Home, McPherson; Rev. Dean E. Gleason. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family suggests memorials to Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital. LeRoy E. Schoonover PRATT - LeRoy E. Schoonover, 36, died Sunday of a gunshot wound at his home early Sunday morning. Born July 24, 1940 at Ransom, he married Sherlene Walker July 19, 1958 at Pratt. He was a carpenter and a longtime resident. Survivors include ' widow; sons: Rodney, stationed in Germany; Scott, of the home; brother: Ray, Enid, Okla.; sisters: Mrs. Walter Kelderman, Oak Harbor, Wash.; Mrs. Duayne Kappel, Nickerson; Mrs. Bill Turner, Louisiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ayres-Cal-beck Mortuary, Pratt. Mrs. A.C. Sharks STAFFORD - Gladys H. Sharits, 81, died Sunday at St. John District Hospital. Born Nov. 14, 1895 at New-kirk, Okla., she was married to A.C. Sharits Aug. 25, 1915 at Toronto. She lived here since 1950. She was a member of OES, EHU, Mothers Club, all of Stafford. Survivors include widower; daughter: Mrs. W.B. Amerine, Turon; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Peacock-Milton Funeral Home, Stafford. Burial will be in Stafford Cemetery. Wrong man charged KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) - A young man who police said was wrongly charged with killing a service station attendant was freed Sunday, and two other young men were charged with first-degree murder. William L. Bradley, 22, spent nine days in the Jackson County Jail on murder, assault and robbery charges for the Jan. 31 killing of Derek B. Henderson, who was shot in the back while running away from robbers at the Inter-City Oil Co. service station. "It took a whole lot out of me," Bradley said Saturday night when he learned he would be released. "It just all seemed like a wild dream. I just kept my faith in the Lord." Police arrested three youths for the incident Saturday after receiving an anonymous tip. On Sunday, two of them were charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and assault. They are Dana Brown and David Green, both 17. The third suspect was turned over to juvenile authorities because he is 17 now but was 16 at the time of the incident, and 17 is the cutoff point for adult charges. Bradley was arrested at his home Feb. 11 after two witnesses tentatively identified him. He was led into the county courthouse weeping and protesting his innocence. His mother fainted outside. Search for boy continues ATCHISON, Kan. (UPI) - Bloodhounds, horseback riders, volunteers on foot and law enforcement officers for the third day Sunday searched for a missing 4-year-old boy near the rapidly rising Missouri River. Jeremy Coots, who has a hearing defect preventing him from hearing anything less than a scream, apparently wandered off Friday afternoon from a babysitter's house in an area south of Atchison known as Potato Hill. The house is 300 yards from the Missouri River, which was rising rapidly Sunday afternoon because part of an ice bridge near the town broke about noon. The river quickly surged up three to five feet. The brush-covered hills and'bluffs in the vicinity of the river were the focus of the search, and the sheriff's office advised volunteers to be careful around the river. "He was "there one minute and gone the next," said Mrs. Ben Reynolds, the babysitter. The boy's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coots. Mrs. Coots is eight months pregnant. Several farm ponds were dragged Saturday but no clues were found. Coots, who works for a heating and air-conditioning company, inspected some small footprints near one pond Saturday morning and said they could have been made by his son's shoes. What they'll get Federal Pay Increases effective today Former Officials Salary Vice President, Chief Justice and Speaker of the House.....................................$65,600 Associate Justices of Supreme Court................... 63,000 Cabinet officers (Executive Level I)..................... 63,000 Judges, U.S. Court of Appeals, etc...................... 44,600 Judges, U.S. District Courts, etc........................ 42,000 Members of Congress........................................ 44,600 Sub-Cabinet positions, heads of major agencies, etc. (Level II)......................... 44,600 Sub-Cabinet positions, chairman of regulatory agencies, etc (Level III)................... 42,000 Assistant secretaries, members of regulatory agencies, etc. (Level IV).................. 39,900 Heads of bureaus, boards, commissions, etc. (Level V)................................................ 37,800 Hutchinson News Mon., Feb. 21, 1977 Page 2 CATTLE 29.53\ 30iOO New Salary $80,000 77,500 67,500 65,000 62,000 57,500 60,000 - 57,000 53,000 49,000 Tourist killers confess to police CULIACAN, Mexico (UPI) - Two men have confessed to killing three American tourists, all shot to death on lonely highways in northern Mexico, police sources said Sunday. The sources said the two suspects confessed to the Christmas Day slayings of John 0. Gharst, 69, a minister from Edgewood, 111., and his daughter Loreli Gharst Brown, 43, a teacher from the Areola, 111., area. They also admitted to killing another tourist, Frederick A. Bacher, Jr., 73, from Salinas, Calif., 50 miles south of this state capital last Nov. 28, the police sources said. Dr., hospital win in suit SALINA (HNS) - A district court jury has denied negligence claims by Elta Thaete, Sylvan Grove, against Asbury Hospital and Salina physician Dr. Jack E. Lungstrum. She had sought $150,000 from the hospital and doctor, alleging negligence on the part of a hospital employe had caused a fractured lower right leg on Jan. 5, 1974, with subsequent negligent treatment by Lungstrum in that he failed to X-ray the limb. The jury's verdict denied all claims against the hospital and the physician. � . The Gharsts were killed last Christmas on a lonely highway 80 miles east of the Pacific port of Mazatlan. Polcie said they captured the two suspects-Jesus Mendoza Vasquez and Cruz Cabrera Rojas -after tracing travellers checks stolen from Bacher that had been cashed in Mazatlan and Culican. Mendoza Vasquez was arrested in Mazatlan- Eeb, 6 and Cabrera Rojas in the northern part of Sinaloa state Feb. 12. They later led police to where they had buried Bacher's body. Hutchonian's cabin burned LITTLE RIVER - A fire of unknown origin destroyed a cabin owned by a Hutchinson man two miles west of here Saturday night. The cabin, which is located near a private lake on Salt Plant Road, was owned by Donald Martin, 55 East 27th. It was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Fire Chief Paul Peterson said the cabin was engulfed in flames when his men arrived at the scene at about 9:30 Saturday night and that there was little they could do to save it. Martin said the cause of the fire is being investigated by a state fire inspector from Wichita. He said arson has not been ruled out as a cause of the blaze. Tip on fire death takes first prize First place in The News' weekly tip contest goes to Mrs. Dale Beck, of rural Hutchinson, who phoned in the story of a bizarre house fire last Wednesday that killed Fritz A. Schoor. Mrs. Beck learned of the fire when a mailman who had noticed the burned ruins of Schoor's house came to her home to call police. Mrs. Beck called the tip into The News and later invited a News reporter and photographer into her home so the story could be called in for that day's paper. Mrs. Beck will receive a $10 check for her efforts. Second place and a $5 check go to Helen Catherwood, 316 West Stolp, Medicine Lodge, who phoned in a tip Saturday morning that a Sante Fe freight train had derailed near Attica. The third place tip also concerned a train wreck. Connie Ketterman, 406 Tulip, McPherson, will receive a $3 check for phoning in the information that a Missouri Pacific freight train had derailed near Lindsborg Saturday morning. Honorable mentions this week go to Glenda Carlson, South Hutchinson; Betty Lyen, 215 East 6th; Helen Orozco, Garden City; Marvin Heidebrecht, Nickerson; Mrs. Donald Golding, RFD 1; Lila Jones, 816 East 6th; Mahlon Wagler, Partridge; Sally Ryan, 108 North Superior; Martin John, Little River; and Mrs. Maurine Wil-kerson, 216 East Carpenter. If you see news in the making, call your tip into The News at 662-3311, or mail it to The News, PO Box 190, Hutchinson, 67501. $18 in prize money is awarded each week for the three best tips. Estate by JOHN C.OSWALD m^^^mmmmm^mm^mma REALTOR BURGLAR-PROOF SLIDING DOORS Burglaries always increase during vacation periods when the homeowner Is away. One of the favorite accesses is via the sliding glass door. Today's standard hardware for locking sliding doors is pretty flimsy and even an amateur will have no trouble In gaining entrance. But here's how you can outwit the culprit. Cut a length of dowel (or broom handle) the right length and lay It in the track between the door and the opposite jamb. No way that sliding door can be slid without removing this wedge. The groove at the top is twice as deep as the one on the bottom for easy removal. Foil this by cutting a piece of wood slightly less thick than the depth of the lower groove. Screw It into the upper groove, over the door when It's in locked position. Now the door can't be lifted out unless it is opened all the way. If there is anything we can do to help you in the field of real estate, please phone or drop in at JOHN OSWALD REAL ESTATE, 13 East 13th, Hutchinson. Phone 663-4458. We're here to help you. SOMEONE WHO'S THERE WHEN YOU NEED THEM. . . Johnson & Sons Funeral Home HAttOHAl stuens uomtcuuts 134 E. Sherman 662-1201 30.00 30.74 UH WIMMtK lOIOCASI r SNOW IS expected in the extreme northern part of the Atlantic Coast States. Rain will fall over the North Pacific Coast and some part of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Elsewhere weather is fair, with skies ranging from sunny to partly cloudy. Maximum temperatures on Monday include: Atlanta 50, Boston 39, Chicago 31, Cleveland 27, Dallas 69, Denver 67, Duluth 30, Houston 72, Jacksonville 56, Kansas City 50, Little Rock 61, Los Angeles 67,, Miami 67, Minneapolis 34, New Orleans 66, New York 37, Phoenix 82, San Francisco 63, Seattle 56, St. Louis 47 and Washington 39. Surgeon plans to leave city GARDEN CITY (HNS) -Dr. Ted Macy, Garden City surgeon, has announced his plans to leave here in mid-March. He will be setting up private practice in Salina. During the two years Dr. Macy has lived in Garden City, he has been associated with Garden Medical Specialists. The Macys have a daughter, Jennifer, 4, and a son Mark, three months. } t Forecasts Missouri: Mostly sunny Monday and warmer. The high in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Partly cloudy Monday night with the low in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Increasing cloudiness . r Tuesday and warmer. The high in-\ the mid 60s to lower 60s. % Extended outlook, Wednesday through Friday: Kansas - A chance of rain Friday. Minor temperature changes Wednesday through Friday. The lows around 20 to the lower 30s. The highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Missouri - Scattered showers and mild Wednesday with the high in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Turning cooler Thursday and Friday with a chance of showers Friday. Highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s. If 4 Grammy Awards for Stevie Wonder HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -Stevie Wonder, the young black recording artist, had four more coveted Grammy Awards Sunday for best album, best producer, best male vocalist and best rhythm and blues performance. Composer-singer George Benson took three awards. The blind singer, who performed live from Nigeria by satellite during the televised presentations from the Hollywood Palladium Saturday night, took three of the Grammys for his album "Songs in the Key of Life." The fourth was the rhythm and blues triumph for "I Wish." The best record of the year, however, went to "This Masquerade," by George Benson, who won also for instrumental and rhythm and blues performances. Bruce Johnston won the award for best song of the year for his composition, "I Write the Songs." Natalie Cole and Linda Ronstadt captured the best female awards of the year. Miss Cole, the daughter of the late Nat King Cole, for best rhythm and blues performance for "Sophisticated Lady," and Miss Ronstadt for "Hasten Down the Wind." Benson's awards included best pop instrumental performance for "Breezin'," and rhythm and blues performance for "Theme From Good Kind Bad." The Starland Vocal Band won the award for best new artist(s) of the year and Ella Fitzgerald had the best vocal performance in "Fitzgerald & Pass ... Again." The combination of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. on "You Don't Have To Be a Star," won for best rhythm and blues vocal performance by a duo or group. "I am more excited about winning this year than I was last year because the competition was a lot tougher - Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin," Natalie Cole said. "It's been a great year and this award really builds my confidence." "No matter how many awards I win," Ella Fitzgerald said, "there's still a lot of things for me- and everyone else to learn about music. Music keeps changing and I try to stay with it." There were 49 categories ranging from classical to country. Only a dozen of the Grammys were handed out during the two-hour television production hosted by Andy Williams. Artur Rubenstein won for the classical album of the year for "Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos." Best country instrumental performance award went to Chet Atkins and Les Paul for "Chester & Lester." Emmylou Harris won the best country female vocal performance for "Elite Hotel," and the male category went to Rodney Milsap for "(I'm a) Stand By My Woman Man." Oldtimer Count Basie won for best jazz performance by a soloist for "Basie and Zoot." The best jazz performance by a big band award was taken by the Duke Ellington group for "The Ellington Suites." The Hutchinson News 662-3311 Published dally and Sunday at 300 West Second Hutchinson, Kansas 47501 Stuart Awbrey Editor and Publisher Richard D. Popp Assistant to the Publisher and Advertising Director John G. Harris Production Manager R. E. Coldren News Director Department Heads Doug Rainey, day wire editor; Randy At-twood, night editor; John Marshall, Sunday editor. Circulation: David Miller, manager; Clarence Eales, malilng room foreman. Advertising: Louise Fooshee, classified manager. Business: Art Fabrlilus, manager. Production: Robert Nlcklln, James Beasiey, composing room foremen. R. C. Robinson, D. E. Mangels, pressroom foremen. Single copy ISt. Sunday 35�. Rural mall in Kansas except Zone "A"'; one year 140.00; six months, $22.00; one month S4.00. in Kansas Zone "A"*: one year $45.00; six months $23.00; one month $4.50. 'Zone "A" Includes far west tier ot counties and postal zone 3 In Kansas. Out of State: one year $50.00; six months $27.00; one month $5.00. Price includes postage and applicable sales tax. Second class postage paid at Hutchinson, Kansas 67501. Remember One Place Feb. 27th is HEART SUNDAY Help fight heart disease Guard Against Heart Attack DON'T1 FORGET EAT LESS SATURATED FAT. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ;