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People GOOD MORNING, GERALDINE — Former vice- presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro talks with David Hartman of ABC's Good Morning America television show during an interview taped for airing Monday and Wednesday. Ferraro says she is working on a book and is unsure about her political future. Thomas Stars stump for college fund LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars including actors Diahann Carroll, Billy Dee Williams and Shirley Jones paraded across television screens nationwide Saturday for the annual Parade of Stars telethon, hoping to raise $15 million for the United Negro College Fund. Singer Lou Rawls played host during the telethon, the fifth such cavalcade but the first to be nationally televised. President Reagan, who contributed a taped segment for the show, also called Rawls from Los Angeles during the telecast. The United Negro College Fund is a collective fund-raising arm of 42 institutions which enroll 45,000 students annually. Almost all the students are black, and more than half come from families with annual incomes of less than $14,000. Same name, number baffles SSA LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — William C. Thomas of Lincoln knows there's a Willie E. Thomas somewhere who has more than just a similar name. He has the same Social Security number — and that's causing William C. Thomas a host of problems. Thomas, 31, isn't sure the government even has a record of his contributions to the retirement and disability fund. He worries what might become of his family if he were to die before the situation is straightened out. The statistician for Control Data Corp. says he's visited the local office of the Social Security Administration several times in the last year and a half trying to get his records straight. He's also contacted Rep. Doug Bereuter, his congressman, but that hasn't helped either. Richard Smith, assistant director of the Lincoln Social Security office, calls it a "scrambled wage case." "When they tried to get my earnings summary, that's when they found out, yes, somebody else was issued the same number," Thomas said. "And they finally gave me that information and told me this guy's name was Willie Earl Washington, or Willie Earl Thomas." Apparently Thomas' counterpart had at some point changed his name from Washington to Thomas. Popular honky-tonk to be sold WEST, Texas (AP) — The tavern owner who helped put Willie Nelson on the road to country music stardom says she plans to sell the north central Texas honky- tonk where he made his first professional appearance. Margie Lundy, 63, has run the Nile Owl for 40 years, but says she "can't get around like I used to." "I just love her," Nelson said. "She's part of the family. She was just a friend to everyone. If you had a hard story, she'd be there to listen to it." Nelson The tavern about 40 miles north of Waco has also featured such country- greats as Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb and Bob Wills. Former jet-setter pushes ice cream PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jane Holzer, an actress whose fame rose with artist Andy Warhol's and who was part of the jet set of the '60s, is turning her attention to ice cream. Ms. Holzer, 44, has an ice cream shop in Palm Beach, opened her second store recently in Los Angeles and is planning more. Perhaps the only connection with the past is the name of the ice cream shop, Sweet Baby Jane's. In the old days, a Women's Wear Daily gossip columnist gave her the name Sweet Baby Jane. Back then, Ms. Holzer graced the cover of Vogue and had her place in Life fashion spreads. She met backstage with the Rolling Stones in New York, jetted to parties in London and marched against the war in Vietnam. She was in Warhol's movies and her friends included Janis Joplin, Sharon Tate, Mama Cass. Kazoo koncert to ring in 151st year for city ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - "Za- zaaa-ta-taaa-ta" will thunder in downtown Rochester instead of "may old acquaintance be forgot" on New Year's Eve, when 150,000 people are expected to ring out 1984 on kazoos. The "Kolossol Kommunity Kazoo Koncert," wrapping up Rochester's 150th birthday year, will be conducted by Isaiah Jackson, associate conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. "John Philip Sousa would be green with envy," said Jackson, who will wave his baton from the Main Street Bridge. "I can't wait. Who could say no?" Banks, supermarkets and department stores sold or gave away more than 50,000 kazoos by Friday, and the sales will continue through Monday. When the last kazoo strains die away at midnight, the city's largest fireworks display will be launched over the Genesee River. The Salina Journal P.O. Boi 778 Zip Cod. 87401 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year at 253 S <th. Salma. Kansas, by- Salina Journal, Inc. • I'SPS (7M601 Fred Vandegnft. President and Publisher Hams Ray!. Editor Second-dais postage paid at Salina. Kansas Additional mailings made from Hays and Colby Kansas. Founded February 16, 1J71 Department Heads Executive Editor: Kay Berenson Photo Editor: Fnu Mendel]. Advertising: Jane Glenn, salts manager Jim Pickett. production manager Circulation. Mike Alfers. manager Morten Laue, mail foreman Production: Kenneth Oltley. composing foreman Howard Gruber. press foreman Busmen Khonda Kelley Area Code 913 Dial 82S4363 Slnglt copy rit.i Daily 2St Sunday?:* By Carrier -•• Monthly rate 18 00 including sales tax By Motor Route •»• Monthly rate M X including sales Lai City Motor Route same as By Carrier' rate Mail subscriptions available in areas not serviced by earner or motor routes Send change of address to The Sakna Journal, P 0 Box 77S, Sauna. Kansas 67W2-0779. If your Salwa Journal is not delivered by 7:00 a.m., please call your earner or the Circulation Department at KW363 11-WO-U2-7C06. out of town subscribers i Same day delivery will only be made in response to calls received prior to 10:00 a.m. in Salina For other service calls, our Circulation Dept. 15 open i am to 5 p m. Monday through Friday; b a.m. to 12 p.m Saturday and Sunday. The Advertising and Business office will cloae on Saturdays at 12 noon. Food crisis threatens thousands in Sudan The Salina Journal Sunday, December 30,1984 Page 2:» EL-GENEINA, Sudan (AP) Sudanese and U.N. officials warn that a new food crisis is shaping up in western Sudan after years of poor harvests. Already 116,000 refugees from neighboring Chad are believed to have drifted into western Sudan in search of food and to escape civil war at home. Some have settled in makeshift camps short of medicine, food and blankets. Thousands of others beg and forage for grains in the dusty streets of towns such as El-Geneina, El-Fasher, Nyala and Fora Boranga. Although there has been no mass starvation as in Ethiopia, officials of the United Nations' refugee agency, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, fear that unless food stocks can be built up, the Ethiopian tragedy could be repeated here. "The problem will start after January," said Khogali Beshir Abdel- Bas, acting commissioner for refugees for Sudan's North Darfur Province. "Now the people are selling their new harvest but by January they will finish it. With a little food,~~ these people can survive until January. But after that they will need food aid." Warning signs of an impending food crisis are already emerging in this remote region, isolated from the capital Khartoum by 600 miles of arid scrubland and vast copper- colored desert. As the Sahara Desert creeps southward, Sudan is suffering what U.N. refugee official Nicholas Morris desribes as "a major dislocation of people to the south" in search of food and water. Many leave behind their few possessions and are forced to slaughter their livelihood — cattle, sheep and goats. Meanwhile, the price of durra sorghum, a staple of the local diet, has skyrocketed to about three times the level of a year ago because meager rains last summer and fall produced a harvest less than half of what was expected. With a third straight season of insufficient rains, wells are drying up. Residents of this mud-and- thatch town of 50,000, situated 15 miles from the Chad border, pay 15 piastres (7.5 U.S. cents) for four gallons of water, a substantial burden in an area where 30 pounds ($15) a month is a good salary. Because of the drought, Chadian and Sudanese nomads could not find enough grazing land for their livestock. Most of them drove herds of sheep and goats into town, where they sold them to obtain money for food. That created a temporary glut of meat on the market and forced down the price of sheep from the equivalent of $40 last year to as low as $4. But, with little refrigeration available, the meat could not be stored and supplies are dwindling. Cowley said the price of a sheep already has climbed to about $7.50, half a month's pay for many here. With their livestock gone, tens of thousands of the impoverished Cha- dians and Sudanese have drifted into refugee camps near El-Ge- neina, Nyala and Fora Boranga. Others cluster around the town markets, holding out empty bowls to the more prosperous shoppers or scrounging in the sand for bits of grain that fall from merchants' sacks. About 2,000 Chadians have camped in a dry riverbed 15 miles east of here, where the government and U.N. officials hope to establish a refugee reception center able to care for 10,000 people. The United States has earmarked 82,000 metric tons of durra for refugees in the west. But so far none of the food has arrived in El-Geneina because the trucking company contracted to deliver it cannot find enough fuel for its trucks to make the 180-mile journey here from the rail head at Nyala. Until the sorghum arrives, the refugees' only source of food is the bitter-tasting nut of the heglig tree, which women boil for hours to make it palatable. Not a single family in the camp has as much as a grass hut. Instead, they arrange stalks of sagebrush in a semicircle as their only shelter. At night, when the wind Jiowls down the riverbed and whips up grains of sand like tiny flecks of glass, refugees huddle together in temperatures that often plunge near freezing. Salvadoran troops attack rebel-held northern town SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Government troops have launched an attack on a rebel-held town in the north of the country, less than two days before a New Year's cease-fire was to begin. No casualties were reported in fighting near or in the town, Conception Quetaltepeque, 45 miles north of the capital. A battalion of about 350 men moved into the town Friday night and another battalion moved in Saturday, military sources in the region said. Conception Quetzaltepeque was the scene of fighting during a three- day Christmas truce in which each side accused the other of violating the informal agreement. Elsewhere, about 500 government troops moved onto the slopes of the San Vicente volcano southeast of the capital, after government artillery softened up the rebel stronghold there. 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The sources said guerrilla casualties were unknown. The rebels' clandestine Radio Venceremos claimed one government soldier was killed and one wounded Friday in a battle near Chirilagua, 109 miles southeast of San Salvador, in San Miguel province. The radio said rebel troops have been told to honor the three-day truce starting Monday. The truce is similar to the one called over Christmas. The rebels said Dec. 11 that during the two three-day holiday periods they would not initiate any offensive military operations and called on the government to do the same. NOTICE! Peoples Heritage Federal Savings Security Savings & Loan First Federal Savings Bank Capitol Federal Savings — WILL BE CLOSED — Tuesday, January 1st in observance of the Thursday, January 10 7:30 pm Salina Bicentennial Center Tickets: $8.00 and $6.00 (16 & under $6.00 and $4.00) On Sale At: Central Ticket Agency Wichita/ Hayes Sight and Sound Hutchinson/ Bob & Gene's Travel Junction City/ Del's TV & Tape Center Salina/ House of Sight and Sound Sa/lno/Bicentennial Center Box Office For info or to charge by phone, use MC/VISA,call 913/823-2288 24 hours a day. The Saline Co. Banks Will Be Open Until 4 p.m. On Monday, December 31 And Will Be Closed All Day Tuesday, January 1 For The ]\ew Year's Holiday Assaria State Bank Gypsum Valley Bank First Bank and Trust Co. First National Bank and Trust Co. National Bank of America Planters Bank and Trust Co. 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