The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 15, 1981 · Page 1
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Sngle pilots Columbia to 'Truly' perfect landing i EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Tfcalif. (UPI) — The space shuttle Columbia landed safely Saturday, pending a 900,000-mile mission that Jroyed the "magnificent flying machine" could commute to space 'find-provided a foundation for future: voyages. , Astronauts Joe Engle and Richard .Truly brought the spaceship to a per| "feet landing at 3:23 p.m. CST after two \ "days, six hours and 13 minutes in flight. The 184-foot-long, 102-ton craft glided to a stop smack in the middle of '• thVMojave Desert runway. : ?T3iat is some kind of flying machine Engle Truly and I think this country ought to be very proud of it," Truly said at a ceremony honoring the astronauts on their return. "I think it is going to lead us to things we don't even dream of yet. "For us it was fun flying it and you wouldn't believe some of the things we saw... That space shuttle is really going to mean something to you and everybody else in America." "That is one magnificent flying machine," Engle, a native of Chapman, Kan., laid, "and boy you can spread the word around, we really got us a good one." The voyage — the first return trip from Earth to space and back — proved the shuttle can be used over and over. The Columbia is designed for 98 more flights and the next, with as- tronauts Jack Lousma and Gordon Fullerton aboard, is scheduled for March. Although three days shorter than originally planned, the 36-orbit flight provided valuable technical and aerodynamic information on the shuttle's capabilities, successfully tested a 50- foot mechanical arm that will deposit satellites in space and provided experimental data for finding more minerals on the Earth's surface. Michael Weeks, NASA's associate administrator, said there was some damage to the heat-shield tiles that (See SHUTTLE, Page 2) Touchdown cause for applause HOUSTON (UPI) — Controllers at the Johnson Space Center were "prudent" until the shuttle Columbia's nose wheel touched down Saturday, then erupted into applause and ceremoniously hung a plaque on the wall honoring the mission. "They remained prudent until the end," said spokesman Brian Welch. "There was no applause when the main gear (rear wheels) touched down. "When the nose wheel touched down, the people in mission control clapped," Welch said. "They wanted to be sure." After Columbia rolled to a halt at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the Johnson Space Center handed over to Kennedy Space Center controllers for post- landing work, and a staff member climbed a ladder to hang a plaque of the mission patch on the wall. "It's a regular ceremony once Houston's job is over. They all clapped. Cigars were lit. People hugged each other and shook hands," Welch said. 4 ! 50 CENTS The HOME Salina Journal 110th YEAR No. 319 SALINA, KANSAS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15,1981 90 Pages Seward County files complaint Hassle over mortgage funds finds little sympathy in Salina «**' By DALE GOTER Staff Writer Realtors and government officials in southwest Kansas' Seward County are angry at Salina's lending institutions. Their displeasure stems from the disposition of leftover funds from a recent $50 million multi-county mortgage revenue bond issue which were sent to Wichita instead of being shared with Seward County home buyers. The six lending institutions who participated in Salina's $10 million share of the multi-county issue say the criticism is undeserved. MRB funds not loaned to Salina homebuyers had to be turned over to Wichita lenders, they say, because of "agency agreements" between the Salina lenders and their Wichita counterparts. However, Seward County Realtors say they were not informed of the agreements when the bond issue went into effect. They say they were told that any lender in the multi- county area of Saline, Sedgwick, Seward and Finney counties was obligated to write mortgages for any home purchase in any of the counties. The Seward County problem was compounded because only one Liberal lender participated in the program and committed to just $500,000 of the MRB funds. Don Witzke, chairman of the Southwest Kansas Board of Realtors, said the area could easily have handled $2 million to $3 million of the 13 percent interest funds. Bert Hopper, Seward County Counselor, said the ill feeling resulted primarily because Salina lenders would not issue mortgages to Seward County lenders even before the leftover money was committed to Wichita. Acting in response -to the Seward County Realtors' complaint, the Seward cfiunty Commission complained by letter to the Salina Cityjpommission. The letter contends Salina's lenders "failed toKate to live up to the joint agreement." "A local Realwr brought this matter to the attention of your city attorney, but he was advised that your city attorney would not/ intervene with your local lenders," the Seward County Commissioners wrote. "We are disappointed with the failure of Salina lenders to abide by the indenture agreement and take this means of calling this to your attention and proper remedy." Official! of Salina lending iiutitutioiu have little «ympa- thy fqft the complaint, noting that Seward County initially had the opportunity to subscribe to any amount up to $40 million. Hopper acknowledges the amount of money taken by the (See FUNDS, Page 2) Allen: Just a favor for a friend *'•-*> ?•**•* xpt •^-jf. Journal Photo by Tom Dortcy Jack Fleming, 2312 Melrose, sights down shotgun's long barrel in anticipation of pheasant and quail seasons which opened in Kansas this weekend. WASHINGTON (UPI) - National security adviser Richard Allen said Saturday he was doing a favor for a friend when he passed on a Japanese magazine's request to interview Nancy Reagan, and he never asked for nor expected a $1,000 fee. The White House issued Allen's statement on his dealings with the Japanese magazine Shufu No Tomo and said that it would have no additional comment while the Justice Department reviews the matter. Allen said Friday he accepted the $1,000 the day after President Reagan's inauguration to save the Japanese reporter from embarrassment. But, in- Richard Allen stead of turning the money over to the Treasury, he forgot it in the safe of his office in the Old Executive Office Building when he moved into the White House. The new occupant of the office repotted finding the money in September and alerted the Justice Department. Allen said his role in arranging for the reporter to interview the first lady was minimal. "The request for the meeting originated with the wife of a friend of many years standing," he said. Allen identified the woman's husband only as a former academic colleague. They later "individually served as business consultants to several organizations and companies," he said. But, Allen said, "There has been no financial relationship between us." Allen said he did not actually arrange the interview. "I did receive the initial request that there be a meeting for the purpose of an interview which I passed to others for evaluation, handling, and decision," he said. Today Today is Sunday, Nov. 15, 319th day of 1981 with 46 to follow. British Prime Minister William . Pitt was born Nov. 15,1708. ', Ahw on tola date in history: In 1492, the first recorded reference to tobacco was made by Christopher Columbus. He noted in his journal the use of it by Indians he had found in the "New World" of North America. In 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike sighted the 14,110-foot Colorado Rocky Mountain Peak that bears his name. In 1977, demonstrations broke out near the White House as the Shah of Iran began an official visit to the United States. Inside Area News... Bombeck Business Comics....'.... Courts. Crossword... Deaths Dr. Donohue Fam. Circus Groin Trade. .35 Home-Garden 32 ...9 Hospitals ..11 .10 Living. 13-19 .43 Local 8,33 .11 Opinion 4 .44 Sports 23-31 .11 Spotlight 20 .44 TV-Films 21 .22 Want-Ada...3643 .22 Weather U Thought for the day British statesman William Pitt said after the American colonies had won their independence in the Revolutionary War: "I love Americans because they love liberty." Weather Mostly cloudy with highs in the 60s Sunday. Overnight lows Sunday in the mid to upper 40s. Northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph Sunday. Partly cloudy Monday with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Football scores: Clemson 21, Maryland 7 Kansas 27, Colorado 0 Bethany 34, Kansas Wesleyan 6 MUwuri 19, Oklahoma 14 Nebraska 31, Iowa St. 7 Okie. St. 31, Kansas St. 10 Arizona 40, Oregon St. 7 Alabama 31, Penn St. 16 Michigan 28, Purdue 10 Arkansas 10, Texas AfcM 7 UCLA 34, Arizona St. 24 Washington 13, USC 3 Wash. St.'l9, California 0 N. Michigan 32, Wichita St. 30 Iowa 17, Wisconsin 7 Polish dairy union abruptly cancels strike , .. i. A. i XT... no .»«„ ; M .. n 1.tAr1 a/\rrtA RA (Wk nawenantti* nnrwoiHrm tn tnlkfl With Solldflritv WARSAW, Poland (UPI) Dairy workers Saturday abruptly canceled a planned strike that would have cut off Poland's supply of milk and eggs, and the government rebuffed hardliners by defending negotiations with Solidarity as the only alternative to bloodshed. "What can you do with such a mad idea as a milkmen's strike?" asked Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, the premier and Communist Party leader, whose government bowed to the dalrymakers renegade union's demands for more pay to avert the threatened Nov. 23 strike. In a new, indirect warning, the Soviet Union hinted Poland would risk its independence if it abandoned socialism. The warning was contained in letters from Soviet citizens printed in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda. Turmoil on the agricultural front surfaced as Poland appeared to be returning to a semblance of labor calm with the end Friday of protracted strikes by 200,000 workers in Zielona Gora and 2,500 coal miners in Sonsowice province. The only major walkout still in prog- ress involved some 50,000 newspaper vendors on strike in several major cities to demand reinstatement of a monthly $45 wage premium they recently lost. The national farmers' union, Rural Solidarity, said it will join talks beginning Tuesday between the main Solidarity union and officials of Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski's government. Warns of bloodshed Despite the end of the two major industrial strikes in Zielona Gora and Sonsowice, hardline Communist Party opposition to talks with Solidarity appeared to strengthen. Vice Premier Mieczyslaw Rakowski, in charge of negotiations with the union, sought to undercut the opposition by warning that the alternative to negotiations was bloodshed. "In my own ranks I hear voices alleging that it is a sellout of socialism," Rakowski told the Party paper Zycie Warszawy. "My question in such cases is: Has there been any kind of alternative? What is being proposed instead (of negotiation)? Perhaps only a choice of forcible solutions." Surgeons race clock In effort to save lass PITTSBURGH ,(UPI) — Surgeons Saturday transplanted a liver into a 2-year-old girl dying of cancer, hours after a heartrending plea from her parents and a race halfway across the country with the donated organ. The child, Lauren Toohey of Kinnelon, N.J., was listed as "critical" in an intensive care unit at Children's Hospital, where she underwent the 8V4 hour transplant operation that ended shortly before 9 a.m. Ifcs liver donor WM 4-ywold Robert Maybarry from Ktnojto, Wis, who reportedly died of spinal nMQlncttfe. Hii pannte, Diane and Robert May berry, agreed to donate the organ in the hope that Uura'tUft might be wvtd. "We've been very fearful that time had run out," said Lauren's father, Joseph, 35, as he and his wife, Beatrice, 32, began a long vigil to determine whether the operation will be a success. Doctors said that without the transplant, the Tooheys' only child would have only 3 to 6 months to live. Since she was 13 months old, Lauren's liver was unable to properly metabolize amino acids and instead produced carcinogenic wastes, a disease called tyrosinemia. The disease affected her mental development and gave her rickets. In August, doctors found that it had advanced to u cancerous stage. "So few people have this," her father said. "It's carried by a recessive gene that both parents have to have. But there's no trace of it in either of the families." "I don't want to see tragedy occur in some other family, but if something like this has got to happen..." Toohey said, then suddenly broke his thought. "I think that it's so tragic for them." For the past six weeks, the little girls' parents, both school teachers, pleaded through the news media for a donor to save Lauren. The Tooheys received a call at their home at about 4:30 p.m. Friday that a donor had been found. Within hours, they flew from New Jersey to Pittsburgh by chartered jet, donated by a corporation which asked to remain anonymous. Accompanying them was Dr. Thomas Starzl, a leading liver transplant specialist who headed the team which performed the operation. Starzl, who (See LASS, Page!)

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