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Wellington Daily News (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Wellington, Kansas New License tag numbering system May have a lot of Drivers seeing ones by Norman Sunderland next year there will be six a number one automobile License tags sold Here in Sumner county. And possibly a seventh one. You think that a bad the following year there will be 12 different number ones and maybe 13 in addition to that everyone will have to buy tags two different times in 1971. And before they get Back to a tag that is Good for a full year some people will but three lags confused yet then consider this after next year everyone will buy tags on certain months depending upon what the first letter of your last name is. But do not despair. It probably do you any Good anyway the Law has been changed which governs the Purchase of automobile tags Only. Tags for sucks trailers cycles and Auto dealers will continue to be sold As they now Are a expiring on their Calendar year and renewable from Jan. 1 through feb 15 without penalty. The new Law affects Only regular passenger cars nothing else. Way new Law works Here a the Way the new Law will work in 1971 everyone will be required to go to the court House As usual to Purchase 1971 Auto License tags Between Jan. 1 and feb. 15. At that time everyone with the first letter of their last name falling in the a through l inclusive class will Purchase 7-month tags. Persons with last names beginning with m-n-0 will Purchase 8-month tags pm a 9-month so month to a 11-month and us a a 12 month tags. This lost group is the Only people to Purchase a full 12-month tag right from the Start next year. All owners will buy tags As usual next year the first set in january or february. But at that time they will Purchase tags which expire on various Date depending upon their names a most of them Good for Only 7 to 11 months. However tag fees will be prorated so that a person buying a 7-month tag Only pays for a 7-month tag. Some persons will be buying three tags before they have one that is Good for a full year. Others will buy two and one select group will buy Only one which will be Good for a full 12 months. Letter designations another change in the Kansas automobile tags next year is the addition of a Large letter the same size As the number which is coded to indicate a certain part of the alphabet and reflecting the buyers last name. In 1972 everyone Stag will be alphabetized. The following list shows How it will work. The first letter indicates the one which will be on the License plate of those whose last names begin with the second shown letter or letters a a by cd de a f. Ghz a i a a. Al my no up q. A so svy to w skipping u Xou by z. Then another letter designation will be a issued to any or every one buying their tags too late to receive their proper letter designation in event that letter has been sold out. Next year Sumner county is supplied with 6,600 tags which Are Blank 1.620 mrs 1,364 res 1,351 so a 1,517 Vas 217 xes and 125 Zus. Each classification begins with the number one and runs through the total number issued for each letter. Thus seven number one tags possible in 1971. Purchasing scheme As an example of How the lettering and Purchase scheme will work persons whose name begins with a a a will buy tags with numbers beginning with a. They will buy their first tag during the regular january february 1971 period and this tag expires july 31, 1971. They buy tag no. 2 sometime Between june 15 and july 31, and this tag expires feb. 29, 1972. They buy tag no. 3 sometime Between Jan. 15 and feb. 29, 1972. At this Point they Are fully into the system. That last tag is Good for a full year and from then on All their tags will expire on the last of february. The list below gives tag letter and the Purchase schedule for the rest of the alphabet b a series first tag expires july 31, 1971 second tag expires March 31, 1972, third tag Good for full year. Cd a series first tag expires july 31, 1971 second tag expires april 30, 1972 third tag Good for full year. A a Fig a series first tag expires july 31, 1971 second tag expires May 31, 1972 third tag Good for full year. He i a series first tag expires july 31, 1971 second tag expires june 30, 1972 third tag Good for full year. A a Kyl a series first tag expires july 31, 1971 second tag Good for full year. My no a series first tag expires aug. 31, 1971 second tag Good for full year. Pm a a or a eries first tag expires sept. 30, 1971 second tag Good for full year. S a series first tag expires oct. 31, 1971 second tag Good for full year. To vow skipping u v series first tag expires nov. 30, 1971 second tag Good for full year. Us a a Yuz a series first tag expires dec. 31, 1971 a the Only group to buy Fuu year tags from the Start. Once established once the system is established and everyone is buying 12-month tags the following table shows first the letter designation on the tag second the month in which tags expire and third the first letter or letters of buyers last name a february a by March a cd april a d a a maybe of g he june a i a a jul Yaj a l my Augustom a o re september pm r so october svy november to w a a december us a z Zou in versa 1�?u Nive real a Alpha designated tags with a decal indicating expiration month and year will be issued Only a lieu of appropriate month designated tag if that tag Stock in depleted. Tags red and White next years tags Are Bright red with Luminous while numbers. The most notable distinctions Between this years tags and next years besides the color Are the addition of an alphabet letter designation immediately to the right of the a a Sun Sumner county and the elimination of the words a Midway Usan. In place of the latter the expiration Date of the tag will now be shown on the plate. Loren highs Sumner county treasurer stated this week that with the new licensing procedure an old practice locally of reserving numbers will be eliminated. Beginning with that Purchase of next years tags All numbers will be sold As they come up on the list. In other words first in line gets number one second number two and so on until All the tags Are sold in order. Instead of one Rush to get number one tag he said there soon will be 12 rushes. Hibbs said once the new system is initiated tag purchasers will receive a computerized card notification from the state 45 Days in Advance of their tag expiration Date during which time new tags May be purchased. Dateline Sumner county health department orders Belle Plaine to find new dump Belle Plaine a the movement for improved environment has arrived officially in Belle Plaine. It came in the form of an order from the Kansas state department of health to close the trash disposal area used by the City of Belle Plaine on the Harry Hatfield farm Northeast of the City Tor the last two years. A letter to mayor Wilbur Barngrover and the Belle Plaine City Council dated sept. 11, ordered that the City Stop immediately the use of the present dump area. Or. Hatfield had permitted use of the ground along the Arkansas River which crosses his land on the theory that materials dumped along the River Bank would help prevent erosion of his land by the water in the River. The refuse had been dumped along the Bend in the River where the change of direction tended to cause the water to Cut into the Bank. Mayor Barngrover said that the City administration of Belle Plain has contacted Wellington officials and asked permission to use that City a Landfill refuse dumping site until permanent arrangements for a new disposal facilities can be made. Jaycee Flag project Caldwell a the Caldwell Jaycees have launched a real worthwhile civic project and have started raising Money for it. The club although Small in number of members has decided to install flags on Light poles on main Street. Metal holders will be attached to the poles and an american Flag and a Welcome Flag will be displayed during special Days throughout the year. The club will be responsible for putting out and removing the flags on the Days they Are flown. Lions Watermelon feed Oxford a again the Oxford Lions club gave the town a big enjoyable Day when they held their 22nd annual Watermelon Day last saturday. As usual there was a Large group to watch the Parade the band concert and the kids activities eat supper with the Lions take the Moon walk ride storeys a old West a rides eat Watermelon and attend the teen town a net for the Young people. Rest Home leased Conway Springs or. And mrs. Johnnie Clark Wichita recently leased the Conway seven number ones Sumner county treasurer Loren Hibbs displays the seven number one tags which will be issued under the new automobile licensing system in this county As elsewhere across Kansas next year. Notice the addition of the alphabet letters la Side the a a Sun As Well As the elimination of a Midway Usan in place of which is the expiration Date of each different classification of tag. Read accompanying Story fur an explanation of the new licensing system. Daily news photo by Norman Sunderland _ measles clinic a i set for county House Bill no. 1676 was passed during the 1970 session of the legislature which ammend de the immunization Law. In addition to a he other immunizations rubella vaccine for 3 Day measles was added. All children Over one year of age and up thru ten years should have this immunization. It is a requirement for those attending school. Members of the state department of health and the Wellington sum i a co. Department of health will be in Wellington on wednesday sept. 30, 1970 to give these immunizations. Mothers with pre school children Are asked to bring their children to the Lincoln school by 1 00 . On this Date. Children in this age group who did no to have the immunization last year will be Given forms for the parents to sign and return to school so that they May he immunized at this continued to Pokh 2, col. 1 rest Home from or. And mrs. Floyd Martin. The transaction was effective aug. 20. Or. And mrs. Floyd Martin recently moved from Conway Springs to their new Home at Amorita okla. Bloodmobile scheduled argon a the red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Argonia monday oct. 19, 10 . To 2 . Every Effort is being made to get a Jarge turn out in order that Argonia might reach their quota. Leo Drou hard president of Farmers and merchants state Bank is showing his concern again giving $25 savings Bond which will be drawn for after the Boxx Mobile closes. New teacher South Haven a Kay Ann Weekley has accepted a teaching position in unified school District no. 408, Marion High school. She received her Bachelor of science in education degree from the Kansas state teachers College of Emporia in May of this year. Miss Weekley is the daughter of or. And mrs. Arthur b. Weekley it. 1, South Haven. Continued to Page 2, col 1 push Al or Al and get some quiet St. Louis apr faculty members weary of Jukebox noise at Maramec Community j College Given an Opjortu-1 nity Friday to buy some Relief. By inserting a Quarter and punching j 1 or Al they Pur. Chas a 10 minutes of silent time j on the Jukebox in the schools Busy cafeteria. Wellington daily news Wellington Kansas saturday september 19, 1970 volume no. 69�?no. 15 police killing brings six hour gun Battle Toledo Ohio a a White policeman was shot to death at Point Blank Range Friday touching off a six hour gun Battle Between police and gunmen firing from in and near a Black Panther Headquarters. Two persons were wounded and one arrested on a murder charge. Police searched the Headquarters building after a gunfire and tear Gas attack and found no one. They confiscated two rifles a Shotgun and a Quantity of ammunition. A later search disclosed a Quantity of dynamite. Five policemen were injured a few hours before the shootout when a crowd of Blacks went to police Headquarters and demanded release of a prisoner. Six persons were arrested in that incident. The gun Battle was the nations second this week Between police and Black militants. A negro youth was killed and three Blacks wounded in a clash with police in new Orleans tuesday after an attempted firebombing of a Grocey store police said. New Orleans police had stormed the Black Panther Headquarters earlier tuesday and seven persons were wounded in shooting before the occupants were flushed out with tear Gas. Toledo patrolman William Miscannon. 33, was shot to death As he sat in his patrol car violence Breaks out at four Wichita schools Wichita. Kan. A More than a do in students and teachers were Hurt and at least eight persons were arrested Friday when disturbances broke out at four secondary Public schools. At least a dozen were injured at South High school when fights broke out Between White and Black student Early this morning after the first hour class. Most of those Hurt Wen boys As a result of the disturbance there of the schools 200 Black Studi its chose to return by school bus to their Homes rather than continue to attend classes. The option was Given them by school officials when they refused to return to classes and were milling in the Halls. Police who rushed to the scene within minutes after the trouble began escorted those students from the Halls and doors were locked and guarded to prevent people from entering or leaving without permission. School officials said they did not know what started the South High fracas at West High school seven youths wore arrested when fighting broke out there. Only two of the seven were reported to be students at that High school. Two students received injuries in the fighting which broke out Lute in the morning and continued sporadically through the noon hour. Police chief Merrell Kirkpatrick went to the scene of the West High school disturbances and after c inferring with school officials it was decided to dismiss in the afternoon and Send All students Home. There also had been trouble at West High thursday when several students started fighting in the Halls. The fighting was Between Black and White students. Dozens of officers patrolled the area around that High school breaking up groups of Young students gathering on Street Corners taunting each other and Oili cers. Shortly before noon officers were called to East High school. But the problem there was minor about a half dozen non students who claimed to be former i As High students now attending Wichita state University. Created a disturbance when they were asked to leave by school officials. The fourth disturbance was at Curtis Junior High school but police said it was not racially inspired. V 12-year-old Black girl was arrested after she stabbed another Black student with whom he was fighting. Before the Racas wus Over two male teachers who attempt id to Stop the fight were Cut and a vice principal was also stabbed officers at the school said. Identities of those involved was withheld by police. Seriousness of the injuries was not immediately determined. Near the Toledo Black Panther office. Walter Shaw his negro partner said a negro Man got out of a car walked to the squad car and announced a they baby in be got something for he then shot Miscannon in the head. John Melvin Mcclellan 26, Toledo was arrested near the scene of the gun Battle and charged with first degree murder. Police did not say whether he continue Fri to in age 2. Col. 2 open housing official quits after one year by g. C. Thelen or. Associated press writer Washington apr a top government open housing official resigned Friday accusing the Nixon administration of encouraging and perpetuating racial discrimination in housing. Robert j. Affeldt said he became Quot very very frustrated in his one year As director of conciliation in the housing Opportunity division of the department of housing and Urban development. He is leaving the $24,000-a-year government a its it to return to the University of Toledo As a Law professor. A the Nixon administration is not Only indifferent to fair housing but is actively opposing it by acts of commission and omission a afield told a news conference. A was a result of this pal icy the Federal government is encourage no and perpetuating racial discrimination in housing employment and he accused administration officials of sabotaging the department s limited conciliation of discrimination complaints and of refusing to withhold Federal Aid As he contended is permitted by Law from communities that balk at enforcement of open housing. Affeldt a comments a ear to reinforce similar complaints recently from private civil rights organizations some members of Congress and from the chairman of the . Civil rights commission the Rev. Theodore m. He Burgh. Secretary of housing George Romney Worle publicly committed to an open communities policy has said the language of the landmark 1968 open housing Law is too gentle to Sanction larg Seale cutoffs of Federal Aid to cities and towns that resist open housing. A despite Swiet rhetoric to the contrary it is my firm conclusion that Secretary Romney is a housing production Man not a civil rights Man a said Affeldt who described himself As a it Lotical Independent recruited to a civil service Job by the Nixon admin is ration. By coincidence Affeldt announced his resignation about the same time asst. Atty. Gen. William ii. Rehnquist was tolling the Federal bar association that Federal employees who differ publicly with the administration May Lov their jobs. Quot the government As an employer has a legitimate and constitutionally recognized interest in limiting Public criticism on the part of its employees even though that same government As a Sovereign has no similar constitutionally valid claim to limit dissent on the part of its citizens a Rehnquist said. Affeldt a departure follows the forced resignation last Winter of Leon e. Pametta civil rights chief at the welfare department and a vigorous proponent of Tough school desegregation in fore ement. Nixon blocks rail strike Washington apr president Nixon signed executive orders Friday blocking a threatened nationwide rail strike for 60 Days. Acting under provisions of the railway Libor act Nixon created a five meal it or fact finding Board to look into the dispute Between four unions Ami some 160 rail lines. If settlements Are not arranged at the end of 60 Days the unions would be free to strike a Orleas Congress should enact emergency legislation in tile interim. Battle with Palestine guerrillas Jordan army seems to have control of capital by Michael Goldsmith associated press writer Beirut Lebanon apr the Royal army of King Hussein apparently gained the upper hand against Arab guerrillas in Jordan on Friday and reports reaching Beirut said casualties in two Days of fighting mounted into the thousands. Countless civilians Wen dying in the streets for want of medical Aid these reports said. Presumably they were caught in crossfire. Diplomatic reports described Amman the capital As being effectively under the control of tin army although there still was fighting and smoke Bil Lowid Over the City. The jordanian government radio said 214 guerrillas gave up in Amman during the day�?80 it it of them during a a nod in which Field marshal Habis maj Ali the military governor ordered royalist troops to cease fire to permit surrenders. At Tow same time Royal army tanks Wen reported pounding guerrilla strongholds in Northern Jordan. With the jordanian conflict in its second Day the Pentagon in Washington announced it had ordered More planes and ships into tin Mediterranean to beef up . Forces standing by for possible evacuation of americans. Units of the 6th Fleet have Len in the Eastern Mediterranean apparently cruising off Lebanon and Syria for the Pust week. About 400 americans Are in Jordan. Thirty Al glut of them Are among 54 persons held As Host arts by marxist guerillas since lust weeks hijackings. From Amman came diplomatic dispatches saying Hussein a bedouin legions seemed to have gained Complete control of the City Scenter Long dominated by the palestinian irregulars who demand return of territory that is now Israel. An International red Cross Mission in Amman was reported to have lost All Contact with guerrilla leaders with whom they had been trying to arrange the release of 54 Hijack hostages. There has been no news of the hostages from any source since the fighting began. The Swiss government sent a shortwave radio Appeal to the combatants in Jordan appealing for the safety and release of the hostages. It said they Are in a greater danger clue to the present the hostages were last report id to have been held in the Wah Dat refugee Camp in a Southeast suburb of Amman. A diplomatic dispatch reported heavy smoke in an area near wahdat apparently the result of an Oil dump being hit by artillery fire. Throughout the Day guerrilla radio stations in Baghdad Iraq and Damascus Syria broadcast Coll nerd to a nor 2. Col. 71 us expands sea and air forces near strife torn Jordan cambodians reds headed for showdown by John t. Wheeler Assoc Fulcd press writer phenom penh Cambodia apr both sides moved up reinforcements Friday and the governments 12-Day-old push to the North appeared headed for a bloody showdown. Focal Point was a stretch of Highway 6, 50 Miles North of phenom penh where More government forces were sent to reinforce several battalions stalled Alt be Skourn. The enemy also was reputed building up manpower and sup plies. One North vietnamese unit attacked a Cumbo Diun Force astride Highway 6 and killed four government soldiers. To counter the enemy buildup Allied warplanes believed to in american fighter bombers a pounded North vietnamese and Viet Cong positions. F o r e i g n newsmen were barred from tin scene of action pm Sibly to prevent them from observing strikes by american jets. Sources in Saigon Suid however that . Fighter bombers were carrying out raids along Highway 6 in support of the stalled cambodian government Force. The air strikes were thought to be the Only Way the cambodians could push through to the Village of Tang Kauk 15 Miles North of Skourn on route 6. It was at the Southern Edge of the Village that the government s first major offensive of the six month old War was halted monday by troops who inflicted heavy casualties on the cambodians. Brig. On. Srey Saman chief of staff of Cambodia s armed forces said the governments offensive is a a now or never unless the enemy furies Are Quot disturbed a he added they will solidify their political and military hold on Tow Countryside in Cambodia. In the offensive a division Rize cambodian Force perhaps 8,000 men is trying to reach the provincial capital of Kom Pong t Horn isolated by the enemy for three months. So far in the 12 Day operation about 30 government troops have been killed and More than 100 wounded. Casualties among the North vietnamese and Viet Cong were not known. In South Vietnam relative quiet prevailed in the Battle areas. Only Small scale and scattered actions were reported he the Allied commands. By Frank Cormier associated press writer Washington apr the United states disclosed Friday that . Rea and air forces close to strife torn Jordan Are being expanded. While denying any plans for military intervention officials were keeping All options open. Units of the Atlantic Fleet were dispatched to the Mediterranean to augment the 6th Fleet already there Pentagon aides said and additional air Force transport planes Craft capable of launching paratrooper forays a were positioned on the fringes of the troubled Middle East at the w House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler said a there Are no decisions one Way or the other about . Involvement in the at the same time he asserted that a we would in remiss if top policymakers and their advisers did not draft contingency plans for 3, possible eventuality. A we View it As a serious situation a a said president Nixon a official Apo Osmun referring to battling Between the jordanian army and palestinian guerrillas and the continued detention by the guerrillas of More than 50 hijacked airline hostages. Ziegler said Nixon a main concern is for the safety of americans including those among the hostages who Are Field in Jordan at a location which he reported i twit known to the by Eddie j. Shaw american government. The press Secretary said Nixon is a very conscious of the responsibility which he feels he must exercise to protect american citizens around the Globe. At the Pentagon spokesman Jerry w. Friedheim announced that Quot certain precautionary Steps Quot involving aircraft and elements of the 6th and Atlantic fleets were being taken should a decision la made to evacuate americans from Jordan. There Are some 41 0 americans in Jordan including 38 of the airline hostages. Earlier the Chicago Sun cont mind to Pilj Etc 2, col s Dick s drive in to new owners announcement was made Friday of the change in ownership of Dicks drive in East of Wellington on Highway 160 by Dick Wain owner. The new owners Are or. And mrs. Larry Nelson of mul Vano who will assume Obiera Tion on october i. The Nelsons formerly operated a restaurant in Wichita. Wain in tilt and Oji ened Dicks drive in 17 years ago in july 1954. It has been a a it Pular eating place and gathering spot for High school students. The last few years mrs. Wain has managed Mac operations. Reporting this is he last weekend of summer with Tow autumn season making its official debut on wed Oduy sept. 23 it 4 59 . It was a hot dry summer with tax first i my degree temperature coming on june 17. The last one recorded was on sept. 9 which made a total of 20 Days of a 100 and Over degree Days Here in Wellington. The highest tempera ure was on August 8 when the Mercury reached 109 degrees. The Wellington High school band under the direction of Tom Ward will be among the some 20 High school bands a pea ring at the state fair in Hutchinson this monday. The band of 71 members will leave Wellington at 8 30 monday morning in two school buses and the school station Wagon for Hutchinson and return that night Al it it 9, spending tin entire Day at the fair. Director Ward said that tax was has taken on u project of Selling stadium re Shiomi unit will make a House to House Canvas on next tuesday after school. They will la soul next Friday night at the first Home foothill game Here with Campus. The Price is $2. Ami the proceeds will go for a fund raising trip for the band next Spring. I Smithy Brandt announces that the red Cross office in Wellington will to closed monday and tuesday sept. 21 and 22 for the executive secretaries conference of the Midway Kansas division which will be at the Al Dorado Junior College. Mrs. Brandt will be in attendance and said in Case of emergency to phone the red Cross Wichita collect. The red Cross Bloodmobile will la in Belle Plaine next Friday sept. 25 at the american legion building. Fifty pints of blood Are needed. Registration of donor will in from 10 . To 2 . Faye Koger blood Ehu Iutmui will la in charge of the visit. The american legion auxiliary wifi sponsor the canteen. T he Valley slate Bank will donate a $25 savings Bond in appreciation of the vital Community service provided by Volunteer blood donors to a donor whose name is drawn from those who make a blood donation on Friday. Beginning next thursday night sept. 24 the democratic Headquarters Are going to have a a thursday night Hap polling a at the Headquarters at tie Antler s hotel club rooms to which everyone regardless of political affiliation is invited. There will la something sgt Ocial each thursday night and an announcement will be made in the new s of what will take place. There will be a Good Many from Wellington going to Lii rence today which is annual part cuts Day at Kun. Parents of All new University of Kansas Stu kits have been invited by Chancellor e. Lawrence Chalmers jr., to attend the University a 19th annual parents Day today. Main event will be the Kansas Texas tech football game. After the game. Chancellor Chalmers will join parents and students for Coffee and donuts in the recently re opened South lounge of the Kansas Union

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