The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 22, 1981 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 22, 1981
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FESTIVAL FINE-TUNING - More than 400 Kansas high school students participated in the Western Kansas Orchestra Festival, which presented a concert Saturday night at the Salina Bicentennial Center. French horn players Christi Kirkley (left), Journal Photo by Fritz M*nd«ll Hutchinson, and Kim Bracy, 618 W. Prescott, are pictures of concentration during rehearsal. The Festival is sponsored annually by Fort Hays State University. -is Today\ Today is Sunday, Nov. 22nd, the 326th day of 1981 with 39 to follow. Inside "LET us consider the case of Stephens College in Missouri." Editorial column. Page 4. "I think the possession of the Bible should be a matter of choice for a boy or girl and not the choice of the Board of Education." Letter to the editor. Page 5. UNIVERSITY of Kansas downs Missouri, 19-11. Page 23. Area News 35 Bombeck 9 Business 10 Comics 43 Courts 11 Crossword 22 Deaths 11 Dr. Donohue....6 Fam. Circus ..21 Grain Trade...44 Home-Garden 30 Hospitals 11 Living 12-19 Local 8 Opinion. 4 Sports 23-28 Spotlight 20 TV-Films 32 Want-Ads...36-43 Weather 11 Salina's All-City grid team named Salina South'! Don Donaldson beads The Saliaa Journal'* 1981 All-City Football team which appears in today's sports section. : Donaldson is one of four South players named. Rounding out the 11-man squad are five Sacred Heart players and two from Salina Central. See the color picture and story on'Page 23. Weather Clear to partly cloudy and wanner through Monday. Highs Sunday low to mid 80s Northeast and low to mid 60s Southwest. Lows Sunday night upper 20s West to the 30s East. Highs Monday mostly in the 60a. Football scores SHU 32, Arkansas 18 Brignam Young 56, Utah 28 Colorado *4, Kansas State 21 Indiana V, Purdue 17 : Oklahoma State 27, Iowa State 7 Kansas 19, Missouri 11 OWo State H, Michigan » WscwutaV, Minnesota 21 : Miami 14, North Carolina State • Nebraska 37, Oklahoma 14 : Peon State 24, Notre Dame 21 : Gtawon », South Carolina 13 Southern California aa, UCLA 21 tftui A*M 87, Texas Christian 7 : Washington *S, Washington St. 10 Extra zero on envelope bugs Allen investigator? WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Justice Department is trying to determine why the sum of $10,000 was written on an envelope containing $1,000 given presidential adviser Richard Allen and why a receipt for the same amount was found in his office safe, government officials said Saturday. Justice Department officials who declined to be identified said the written sum is a "facet" of the renewed inquiry into Allen's acceptance of $1,000 in cash from a Japanese magazine. Allen has admitted accepting $1,000 for helping to arrange an interview with Nancy Reagan Jan. 21. The sources said the envelope containing the $1,000, found in Allen's office safe, had the figure $10,000 written on it. "There's a figure of 10,000 on the envelope and 10,000 on a receipt in the safe," sources said. They said FBI agents planned to con- Richard Allen duct additional interviews concerning the envelope and a receipt. It was also revealed Saturday that Allen, President Reagan's national security adviser, accepted two watches from the same journalist who arranged the interview with Mrs. Reagan. Allen denied any impropriety in accepting the gift, contradicting the statement of a Japanese journalist that she gave him the watches to thank him for arranging an interview. Deputy White House press secretary Larry Speakes would not comment. 50 CENTS The HOME Salina Journal 110th YEAR No. 326 SALINA, KANSAS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1981 96 Pages Funding compromise still eludes conferees WASHINGTON (UPI) - House and Senate conferees were reported close to agreement Saturday night on a compromise bill to keep government offices from closing, but final congressional action was delayed until Sunday. Funding for social programs and foreign aid kept negotiators at work for the second night on a catchall appropriation to restore spending authority that expired at midnight Friday. But conferee Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., said, "We're close to an agreement." Senate Republican leader Howard Baker, who is not a member of the negotiating panel but has brokered the proceedings from his nearby office, said he was "still hopeful" of an agreement in time to keep federal agencies from having to close down Monday morning for lack of money. The House recessed for the night just after 10 p.m. EST, and the Senate followed suit a short time later, having no business to conduct while the conference committee haggled. They agreed to return Sunday afternoon in hopes of ratifying the work of the negotiators — the House having to act first. The government technically ran out of money at midnight Friday, although that was not expected to cause problems during the weekend. Congress struggled over the weekend to reach a compromise that would be acceptable to President Reagan. After the conferees reach a compromise, both houses must'approve the measure before it goes to the president, who has threatened to veto the BUDGET TALK - Sen. Harrison Schmidt (standing) consults with Budget Director David Stockman (center) Satur- bill if he considers the funding levels too high. Although some congressional leaders were pessimistic, the negotiators reduced their differences to two major areas — funding for social programs and foreign aid. House Democrats complained the GOP-controlled Senate wanted to increase foreign aid at the expense of domestic programs. .1 But Senate chairman Mark Hatfield, UPI Photo day as Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker (right) looks on. The man seated at the left was unidentified. R-Ore., said he was just trying to fashion a compromise that Reagan would accept. The conferees were close to agreement on a proposal to cut cut two percent from defense funding, with plans to increase the military budget within three weeks. Hatfield called it a "phony cut...not worth the paper it's written on." While the conferees on the continuing (See BELL, Page 2) Federal till empty, but few notice WASHINGTON (UPI) - The federal government found its financial lifeline severed Saturday, but for such a historic happening, hardly anyone outside of official Washington could have noticed. At the Office of Management and Budget, a budget planning session was canceled. Paradoxically, top administration officials had little to do and milled about as they waited for word of a breakthrough on Capitol Hill. Elsewhere in the federal bureaucracy that employs 5 million people and daily touches the life of every American, there was little outward sign the government was on the verge of a large-scale — albeit temporary — shutdown. Funds to keep the government operating ran out at 12:01 a.m. EST Saturday because of Congress' failure to act on all but two fiscal 1982 spending bills — and those only providing money for the District of Columbia and Congress itself. The Pentagon, the even bigger Department of Health of Human Services (overseer of welfare programs), the State Department, even the FBI — all found themselves technically broke. But the impact was hardly felt — in large part because the fiscal limbo set in during a weekend, giving Congress two additional days to come to agreement on a new spending bill and the administration time to decide what must be done if the lawmakers' efforts failed. In advance of Friday's deadline, the heads of all federal agencies and departments were told to decide where to shut down operations and where to keep them running — even while penniless — in the event of a lapse in funding. The mail continued and Social Security checks still went out. The nerve center at the Pentagon remained manned around the clock, as did America's far-flung intelligence network. Federal air traffic controllers stayed on the job, Veterans Administration hospitals remained open, regulation of the nation's financial institutions went unimpeded and border patrols and other security forces maintained their vigilance. Detoured in Salina by high interest, reduced demand Home values escalator ride has become a bit bumpy By DALE GOTER Staff Writ* The American dream came easy in the good old days. You found a small, older house in the $15,000 to $20,000 range, took a thousand dollars for a down payment, got a 30-year mortgage at less than 10 percent for 95 percent of the selling price, signed the contract, and, veil*, you were on the escalator, climbing to that new split-level, four-bedroom dream home with double garage, garbage disposal and three baths. In a few short years, your small, older home had increased sharply in value. When you sold it, you got your $1,000 down payment back, plus several thousand dollars more because .of the increased value. Then you could take the extra money and make a sizeable down payment on another, more expensive home. And you could do it again and again, as long as you could make the payments on the new, larger mortgage. Tbntf bsjvt changed Today, because of the rising cost of money, thing* are drastically different. Although the volume of home Hies in Salina has ftayed remarkably strong in the fact of 17 percent mortgage money, there are strong indications that home values no longer art appreciating at the rate of the early WTOi. Sales of existing homes peaked in 1977, when 1,903 hQuats on (he SaJina Multipl* Uiting Service war* soJ4 tt • total price of nearly $40 million. Total sales hit a decline in following years, dropping to 971 last year and only 752 through the first 10 months of this year. And more significantly for the homeowner who may be putting a house on the market in coming months, the average sale price appears to be leveling off after several years of 10 to 15 percent appreciations. Between 1977 and 1978, the average sale price rose from $30,336 to $34,590, a 14 percent increase. By the end of 1980, the average price grew to $39,179, up nine percent. However, rising interest rates and reduced demand apparently are taking their toll this year, despite the lower- interest mortgage revenue bonds that added $32 million to the local real estate industry the past two years. At the end of October, 752 homes had been sold at a total price of just over $30 million. The average price is $39,986, only two percent above the 1980 average. New housing starts provided an even gloomier picture, totaling only 70 so far this year, a 76 percent decline from 1976 when 334 new homes were built in Salina. Ironically, the slowdown in new housing starts cornea at a time when the industry is seeing a stabilization in its biggest nemesis of the 1970s - inflation. (See HOMES, Pa««J) V v 1*75 1976 1977 CHARTING SALINA'S SALES - The blue bars indicate declining new home building permits issued in Salina since 1976. The red bars show how Salina Multi-List Service home sales have slipped after 4 ivn 1979 1980 UU(ToDftU) Journal Chart by Frlta M*nd*U peaking in 1977. The yellow ban show the continuous climb in average prices of Salina homes sold since 1975. t

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