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Philip Morris endorses plan to saw growers who are asni5 other tobacco state senators that do not think it (legislation for antitrust protection) is i Dunlop said Helms hoped to still reach a negotiated settlement with the companies and there would be more meetings with Philip Morris Under the Reynolds proposal the buy out would be implemented administratively by the US Department of Agriculture for this year with legislation passed next year to seal the agreement The proposal calls for cigarette DEPT KT 40506 Rose renewed his threat to in troduce a bill to fund the tobacco program with revenues from the federal excise tax on cigarettes George Dunlop top agriculture and competitive prices be assured now and in the Murphy wrote in a letter to Sens Wendell ord Ky and Jesse Helms NC letter said the' com pany urged the tobacco growing community and its representatives in Congress to draft and pass appropriate legisla tion including protection for cooperatives and the the tobacco growing community potential antitrust liabilities in growers who are asiu6 and our own company that the pro herent in the buv out of nool ord said in a state mrers says it win support a pro auction ana saie or mgn quanty stocks posed plan to save the tobacco American grown tobacco at fair pnce support system and a buy out of tobacco surpluses but re quested legislation to provide an titrust protection The plan worked out between burley and flue cured tobacco growers and RJ Reynolds Tobac co Co was endorsed by Philip Morris President John A Murphy in letters he sent to two US senators are convinced that it is in LOUISVILLE Ky (AP) the best interest of our country cigarette manufacturers from the tion in the letter thai rnuip Morns inc one ot tne na major cigarette manufac ment released bv his Washington Reynolds dropped its request for office question of antitrust antitrust legislation after tobacco immunity has always been raised leaders in Congress said it would by the be virtually impossible to win such US Rep Charles Rose NC legislation fired off a letter to Murphy: Tobacco leaders said Philip! must insist that you drop your re request jeopardizes the quest for legislative antitrust proposea buy out suggestion that tobac co cooperatives wanted the an titrust legislation drew swift criticism from ord and Rose take exception to the insinua 63 52085 UK LIBRARY acquisitions LEXINGTON ini ies to purchase at dis prices about 600 million pounds of surplus burley tobacco and 812 million pounds of flue cured surplus Burley growers' would accept a decrease in the minimum price to $145 a pound The price support for the 1984 crop was $175 and was expected to rise to $178 for the 1985 season The price support for flue cured leaf would be reduced from $170 per pound to $140 pound The surplus is operated1 (Continued on Page 8) ehc (iiiocnlc 4Hc55mact Cnnvriaht 19A5 Th A Ariunrato Maccannor Alt irthfte Daearuad Copyright 1985 The Advocate Messenger All Rights Reserved VOL 119 NO 239 DANVILLE KY THURSDAY MARCH 28 1985 Staff Photo bv Salite Bright Bfi bj fl flfl i Ur 1 BB I a el tetxlM Mr IBMIBBdlB 1KM loral arrangement Gina Melton tends spring plants at Melton's floral Company this color during a gray overcast day in Danville Mrs Melton says tulips morning The brightly colored flowers provided one of the few spots of daffodils azaleas and iris are among the popular favorites for Easter 18 PAGES SINGLE COPY 25C: House Democrats making last stand against MX missile By LAWRENCE KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) House Democratic leaders are making a last and desperate bid to kill spen ding for the MX missile but one says there is little chance to deny President Reagan victory on a fourth and final congressional vote House Speaker Thomas was making all out ef to orchestrate an upset to stop the release of $15 billion to build a second installment of 21 of the intercontinental nuclear weapons But House Majority Leader Jim Wright of Texas said Reagan clearly has the support he needs in the narrowly divided House to slip the MX money past its final legislative roadblock Reagan was expected to con tinue lobbying by telephone even though he was scheduled to be in New York City at the time of they vote 'i is a chance but a hard for the House to reverse itself said red Wer theimer president of Common Cause and a leading anti MX lobbyist The House voted 219 to 213 Tues day night to authorize the MX spending a step some House members contended is sufficient to show American resolve and to maintain the weapon as a bargain ing chip at US Soviet arms con trol talks in Geneva 1 They urged the House to bar ac tual appropriations for the weapon But Wright said know any reason to believe that the vote would be substantially different on appropriations than on Meanwhile Sen John Glenn Ohio urged House members to defeat an MX system he said is too expensive and neither an effective deterrent to a Soviet attack nor an important bargaining chip at arms control talks likes to change their vote and no Democrat wants to be painted as weak on Glenn said in a letter to the 61 House Democrats who voted for the MX system on Tuesday But he said new Air orce figures indicate that each MX missile will cost at least $254 million when the price is adjusted to include the of the protective silos they will be placed in MX is not a deterrent to Soviet attack because it is vulnerable to such a strike Glenn said Reagan and other supporters say the MX is critical to the suc cess of the Geneva talks lawsuit to go to trial Monday By VICKI STORY STEVENS Staff Writer STANORD A $750000 lawsuit challenging the dismissal of a Lincoln County teacher will go to trial Monday in US District Court in Lexington Jacqueline owler of Danville is seeking reinstatement to her job as a civics and Latin teacher at Lincoln County High School and $750000 in damages Mrs owler a three time teacher of the year at LCHS was fired last summer for showing her students ah rated rock film on the last day of school without gain ing prior administrative approval Although Mrs owler and students claimed objectionable parts of the movie were edited out board members voted unanimous ly to dismiss her on grounds of in subordination and conduct unbecoming a teacher During atwo day hearing that preceded the dismissal school officials describ ed the British movie loyd The as pornographic and said they objected to the nudityviolence and rebellion it contains The lawsuit filed in federal courtchallenges the dismissal on the grounds that the board allegedlyviolated Mrs civil rightsunder the irst and 14th amend ments to the US Constitution The irst Amendment protects ran right to free rspeech and the 14th Amendmentguarantees an right to "due process of law and equal pro jection under the law i The trial which will be decided (by Judge Scott Reed is expectedto last a week In addition to Mrsowler witnesses expected to (Continued on Page 8) Looking in Index Area news 23 Business news 5 Classified 13 14 Comics 15 DearAbby i 16 Deaths 2 arm news 11 12 Livestock 8 Local news 23 Police news 2 Sports 9 10 State news 6 Stocks 8 TV schedules 15 Looking out Local data Highest reading Wednesday 65 Lowest reading Wednesday 52 Precipitation Wednesday 02 Precipitation year ago 60 ins Temperature 7 am today 60 One year ago 7 am today 49 Sunrise riday Sunset riday 6:58 pm Weather forecast Mostly cloudy tonight with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms lows in the low to mid 50s and southwest winds 10 to 20 mph Mostly cloudy ri day with a 30 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms highs in the mid 70s and southwest winds 10 to 20 mph Goetz says he hopes indictments will bring out full story of shootings By SAMUEL MAULL Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) Bernhard Goetz says he hopes his indictment on four counts of attempted murder will help bring out the full story of why he shot four teen agers on a subway train and end the controversy that caused worldwide debate on vigilantism and self defense Goetz was to be arraigned today in Manhattan Criminal Court following his indictment Wednes day by the second of two grand juries to investigate the Dec 22 shootings The first grand jury indicted Goetz 37 only for felony weapons possession charges He did not testify before either panel In addition to attempted murder the second grand jury charged Goetz with four counts of fourth degree assault one count of first degree reckless endanger ment and one count of second degree criminal possession of a weapon Goetz said he shot the youths in self defense after one of them $5 One of the teen agers said he told the second grand jury he was merely trying to panhandle Goetz probably all for the best Everything now should come out in the open with time and that will end the Goetz said An attorney for Goetz Barry Slotnick said he would im mediately move to dismiss the new indictment it was brought improvidentially by the district attorney for partisan chief judge has said a grand jury will indict a ham sand wich if the district attorney wants it Slotnick said Wednesday Goetz today turned out to be a ham sandwich Attempted murder is a felony with a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison The assault and weapons possession charges carry up to 15 years and the reckless en dangerment charge carries up to seven years in prison Goetz faced up to seven years in prison on the felony gun posses sion indictment handed up by the first grand jury Prosecutors were expected to ask for an increase in his $5000 bail soon as the first grand jury action came down we started to review the District At torney Robert Morgenthau said job here was to do what we thought was Morgenthau announced March 15 that he would seek the new charges saying he had a new witness that had not been available to the first grand jury He refused to identify the witness The indictment was issued one day after Goetz refused to address the second grand jury because prosecutors wanted him to waive immunity from prosecution Goetz wanted only to waive immunity for acts he committed on Dec 22 the day of the shootings and Dec 31 the day he surrendered to police in Concord NH Goetz said Wednesday that he did not regret not testifying but added was willing to testify before the grand jury and tell them everything about the subway shootings but evidently that was enough for the Bernhard Goetz arr 4 sr ww 1 u4 Negotiators to discuss medium range missiles GENEVA Switzerland (AP) US and Soviet negotiators today open talks on medium range missiles the issue that led the Soviets to walk out of the arms talks 15 months ago The talks are part of the three tiered superpower arms reduction negotiations that also cover long range missiles and outer space and other defensive weapons The talks revive the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks that were halted in December 1983 when the Soviets walked out to protest deployment of the first of 572 US built Pershings and cruise medium range missiles NATO said the missiles were needed to counter Soviet SS 20 missiles aimed at Europe On Wednesday the Soviet delegation issued a formal state ment saying they were discussing with the United States methods of keeping outer space free of all weapons not President Star Wars defense plan The Soviets were denying a newspaper article published earlier in the day that quoted a US spokesman as saying Tues arms control meeting bet ween the two superpowers possible anti missile systems in report is not based on the Soviet statement said was discussed was not possible anti missile systems in space but the question of the need for strict compliance with the agreement reached on Jan 7 8 in Geneva concerning the elabora tion of effective measures to pre vent an arms race in The Soviets were referring to the meeting between Secretary of State George Shultz and Andrei A Gromyko the Soviet foreign minister that led to the current arms talks in Geneva Reagan claims the Star Wars idea is purely defensive and aimed at the elimination of all nuclear weapons The Soviet Union has called Star Wars a US attempt to gain a nuclear first strike capability A US spokesman who spoke on condition of anonymity acknowledged the newspaper report did reflect what the spokesman of the US delegation to these arms talks actually Reading a statement over the telephone he said keeping with the principle of confidentiali ty that has been agreed between the US and Soviet delegations we will have nothing further to say on this I 9 a 5.

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