The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 23, 1981 · Page 2
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Salina, Kansas
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T Page 1 DM Sauna Journal — Monday, November 23,1981 FUTURE BRIGHTER — Lauren Toohey, 2%, Kinnelon, N.J., plays with a toy at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., a week following a liver UPI Photo transplant. Originally given only a few months to live, her condition now continues to improve daily. James Brady Jim Brady homeward bound WASHINGTON (UPI) - White House press secretary James Brady's long hospital ordeal is drawing to an end — in time to spend Thanksgiving at home. Brady, hospitalized since being shot in the head in the March 30 assassination attempt on President Reagan, was scheduled to go home Monday. The 41-year-old press secretary was to be released from George Washington Medical Center in the afternoon and taken to his Arlington, Va., home where he will continue his recuperation. His doctors said that he has made progress in his recovery, but will be returning to the hospital daily — on an out-patient basis — to continue his physical therapy. Belushi bags bizarre image NEW YORK (UPI) - Talk about a role reversal. John Belushi, co-starring with Dan Aykroyd in tiw forthcoming Columbia Pictures film "Neighbors," was originally set to play the role of the zany man who moves in to plague the neighborhood, but then decided to play the more conservative straight role in the movie. "Everybody would have expected me to be the nutty one," Belushi said. "They'd say there he goes again, so we thought it would be fun to play against type and let Danny be crazy, and I'd wear the glasses, part my hair, grey my temples and try to be normal." John Belushi Dr. Albert Z. Freedman, editor of Forum magazine, on rising prices: "Inflation makes passing the buck almost worthless." Quote of the day Boys will be boys NEW YORK (UPI) - Rod Stewart and his entourage have had their mischievious moments during their current North America concert tour. For openers, tour manager Pete Buckland recently returned to his hotel room in Greensboro, N.C., to find all the furniture had been moved to Stewart's suite, forcing Buckland to bunk with keyboardist Kevin Savigar. • The next day, drummer Tony Brock dropped his pants during a radio interview, which was being filmed by a local television news crew. The unveiling made it on the air. Rod Stewart Personality glimpses JoeNamatb Joe Namatb, the quarterback-turned-actor, hosts Saturday's NBC-TV country variety show "The Nashville Palace" ... Actress Lauren Tewes, who plays Julie on the "Love Boat" television series, will sit alongside Santa Claus Saturday to lead off the annual Christmas Parade in her hometown Whittier, Calif. ... C&arieoe TUton of the "Dallas" television series and ram Woptt of the "Dukes of Hazzard" will serve as West Coast hosts for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '82" on ABC-TV from New York's Times Square Dec. 31. Ott wants government run more like business News tip judge decides to pass on first prize The honorable judge in The Sallaa Journal's newstip contest could only shake his head and sigh this week. There was no $25 first prize awarded. Still, the Judge admitted, there wen some weighty decisions made. The $15 newstip award for second place goes to Barbara Booth, Clay Center, for her Up about the Gilmore- Tatge Farm Implement firm laying off 200 employees for a five-week period beginning with Thanksgiving Day holiday. A $5 prize goes to a veteran news- tipster Mrs. Walter Felsburg of Gaylord for calling in two tips — a bad accident near Agra, and a burglary at Pnillipsburg. The judge awarded another |5 to Marion Foutch, 941 S. 4th, Salina, for calling in about Lynda Larson, a 22- year-old KTI student in a wheelchair, going to see the Harlem Globetrotters when they were in Salina Wednesday night. Government needs to be run like a business, according to Salina's newest otate legislator. Bob Ott, elected Sunday by the 71st District Republican convention, says he expects financial issues to dominate the upcoming state legislative session that convenes in mid-January. "Let's run it (state government) like a business," Ott told The Journal Monday. "You either cut expenses or figure out what you're going to do to raise income." As president of an oil marketing firm that does considerable farm-related business, Ott said he is aware of agricultural problems as well as those relating to highway funding. His association with the oil industry should not be construed as an indication that be can be counted upon to vote against the mineral' severance tax. The severance tax, which will be proposed this year by Democratic Gov. John Carttn, is opposed by the oil production industry. * ^ Briefly IRA claims responsibility for bomb blast in London LONDON (UPI) - A bomb planted by the provisional Irish Republican Army in a doorway next to an army barracks exploded Monday, injuring two women who were taking their dogs for an early morning walk. "The provisonal IRA claims responsibility for the bomb attack on Woolwich Barracks," a statement from the Republican Press Center in Belfast said. * * -tr Tight security marks Pope's pastoral trip COLLEVALENZA, Italy (UPI) Pope John Paul n, under the tightest security ever mounted for a papal visit in Italy, made his first pastoral trip outside Rome since he was shot in St Peter's Square last May. The 61-year-old pope used nil one- day visit to the mountainous Umbria region 62 miles north of Rome Sunday. AFTER THE FIRE — The Tim Null home at Ellsworth was gutted by fire Monday morning. Null, (Continued from Page 1) pitched in," added Null, who U Presbyterian. When Null returned home, nil remodeled house was waiting for him. Mow, however, the work matt begin 'It's so sad," said a neighbor. "I loved to look at that home because it was such a beautiful old house. I've already had calls from people who said they will be back to help." Null, who came home from work at 5:30 a.m., was alone in the house when the fire started. His wife and two children are in Oklahoma City. Late Monday morning, Null still faced the task of giving them the bad Journal Photo by Bob Kelly who was asleep when the blaze started, escaped through the window at the top left of the house. news. Null came to Ellsworth 11 years ago from Hill City. He was a resident of the St. Francis Boys' Home for two yean after he "got into a little trouble." After his stay at the Boys' Home, he decided to remain here because he liked the town and its residents. "They've got a good bunch of people here in Ellsworth," he said. WOUNDS (Continued from Page 1) started mortaring." The camp was overrun. "I remember seeing a bright flash," he said, "and having the feeling of an electrical volt go through my body. That's when I lost consciousness." Shrapnel from a mortar had hit him in the arm and chest. And as he lay unconscious, the hand-to-hand combat worsened. The U.S. lost. In the minutei following the battle, the Viet Cong went through the camp and systematically shot each American in the bead. It wasn't until 6 a.m., six hours after the battle, that medics were able to reach Deister. "I was sent to a Vietnam hospital and was stabilized," he said. "Later on, I was sent to a hospital in Japan. But it wasn't until much later, when I was at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., that I saw my medical reports. When I first received medical attention, I had a six-inch gaping hole on the right side of my head." The head wound severed Deleter's auditory nerve. Doctors took the bullet out at mid-brain. "I'm Just hard-beaded, otherwise it would have gone on through," Deister says. In the months that followed, Deister remembers only "Wts and fragments" •at what actually happened. Slowly, he regained use of nil brain. "Throughout that entire time, I never really gave up," be said. "The doctors told my wife and my family that I would probably never be anything more than a vegetable. But I knew better. I never doubted in myself. "Sure, I grew bitter. And sure, mere were times when I wondered why I lived and the others in my company didn't. But I still never doubted that I would walk again." And within two months, he waa walking. Faced hard frda Still, he said, he had to face facts. The facto were: He needed numerous operations to rebuild his face; he had lost complete hearing in hit right ear and had a 73 decibali Ion in nil left; be was partially blind in his right eye. And wont of all. the life he had before would never be hit again. "I realized L had to go oh," he said. "I was married and had a child." So what did he do? He adapted. "It was when I was in the Veterans' hospitals that I realized there really were few counselors who knew what it was really like to be disabled," he said. "It was a long process, but I eventually decided I wanted to be a counselor. I went back to school and got my bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling." And his life now? "Well, I'm still married; Rita, she was my high school sweetheart. I have two children, Jamie and Shane. I am a counselor for Vocational Rehabilitation, with special interests in the hearing and deaf impaired. I run three miles every day and have still never learned when to stop volunteering." He is involved in a YMCA soccer team and was the coach for the Foley Tractor Little League Team. He is a Cub Scout leader, and is active in the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Outstanding veteran In 1977, the Disabled Veterans organization awarded him a plaque as the OTT Ott cautioned against lumping his business as an oil marketer in the same class as oil producers, and said he would have to study the severance tax question further before taking a position. Any increase in taxes should draw from a combination of sources, Ott said. The Legislature should consider supporting education with a state sales tax rather than with increases in the property tax, be says. Ott says he supports reinstatement of the death penalty as part of a program to deal with crime. Ott praised the work of his predecessor, Jerry Simpson, who resigned to take a poet with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. "I think Jerry did a very fine job and I hope I can accomplish some of the things he was working for," be said. Ott joine Republican Jayne Aylward and Democrat Larry Tumquist as state representatives from Salina. v* (Continued from Page 1) dent of the Kansas Oil Marketers Association and serves in numerous civic capacities. Ott worked as campaign treasurer during the last general election for state Sen. Ben Vidrickaen, who also was one of the convention delegate! Sunday and placed Ott's name in nomination. Describing himself as a tive Republican," Ott pledged to begin work tmmediatoly on hit campaign far tt» Utt election whan all tfane Sauna atoto representative seato wffl be on tot ballot. One of the major emprises of the 50- minuto convention session was the withdrawal from the race by Mrs. Set ma Steele, Saline County OOP chairman. Mrs. Steele, considered by many to be the leading candidate going into Sunday's vote, announced her wittv drawal after being nominated by Mrs. Alto Frobeniui. Citing her upcoming nenonilbilltiei as a campaign regional coordinator over a 15-county area for GOP gubernatorial candidate Dave Owen, Mrs. Steele took herself out of the legislative contest. In commento after the convention, Mrs. Steele said she regretted having to pull out of the nee, but bed decided the job was better suited to someone else. ' "I had it in the bag, and I was Pleased to know that, but I just thought e younger person could do better," she that nominations could only be made by the delegates to the convention. The clarification, announced to the candidates Thursday, caused some last-minute scrambling for delegates who would agree to make nomination speeches. One of the six announced candidates, George Rickey Robertson, withdrew his name prior to Sunday's vote after an unsuccessful effort to find a delegate to place his name in norai- most outstanding Kansas veteran for his work with the handicapped. In 1979, he was one of 40 Kansas veterans chosen by Gov. John Carlin to receive an achievement certificate signed by President Jimmy Carter for work with- : in various Kansas communities. It could have been a typical "success" story ... but it wasn't. Jim Deister just wouldn't have it that way. : "I think there needs to be more of a public awareness of people with any disability," Deister said. "We need to recognize what our strengths and weaknesses are. Sure, I am involved with various 'kid' organizations because of a reason. "I want children and adults to have a positive idea of what disabilities are that they can cope, if they ever find themselves having to. "I did." (EDITOR'S NOTE: The Journal welcomes luggMtiona on possible subjects for our continuing Neighbors teriei. If you know of someone who contribute! to his or her community, holds an unusual job or Just has • good itory to toll, send the name and ad- drew, along with your name and addms and the reason for your recommendation, to Neighbors, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 779, Salina, Kansas, 67401.) The Salina Journal _. „,.. «••»• •«» "• «¥ Co* (7401 PubUihtd five diyi * wt«k in) SuixUyi eu*pt Mimoriil, la- <hp«dw<* «nd Ubor Dtyi, it 339 S. 4th, Silini, hy— Win Jnnil, Inc. (USPS47M60) FwdVindigrifl, Pmldnt ant Puhllibir G|«an WUlluni, Editor Sicoad-cliM poiUgt pild it Stlliu, Kinui. rwadtd Ftbrairr u, lin 'iPitGuton. mar: Barbara Phillipi. "FrifcMwddl. : Piul Webb, dinctor; Jim Plckctt, clurifM r ^. — Kinmlh Ottliy, computing (omqin; Howard Gnibtr.pnHforamin. OjoUku: Mlk« Alta, circulation minaiw. BariMvArloRobtrUon. AnaOod«U3 Mbap BO factor The controversy that surfaced last we*r««ai^Miaiiuu^Drocedur«s wee not a factor in her decision, she •aid. As GOP chairman, Mrs. steeie originally had arawinced ffrM "undi- datoe could he nominated by any Re- puMlfin •tttntHng tht wnvtirttim However, in response to questions raised la* week, Mrs Steele fought a dariflcatton (ram national party officiate and, ether authorities, learning Candidate Randall Duncan, who was nominated by Mrs. Steele Sunday, also withdrew before the vote and endorsed Ott's candidacy. Sunday'* election results now will be forwarded to Gov. John Carlin, who must officially confirm Ott's election within seven days, according to Mrs. Steele. Ott then will be escorted formally to Topeka by 74th District Rep. Jayne Aylward (R-Salina), who will introduce him to various legislative leaden at theetetehouse. Monthly rait I5.M (loot A IncludM ill citlM In Cbeytont, RnUni, Item* U»«, Mill Mlnrrliitloni not mil 1*. 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