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Page 2 The Salina Journal — Tuesday, November Z4, isxll People CLOWNS ON CUE — Comedian Red Skelton clowns with the pool cue stick of another famous humorist, the late W.C. Fields who also portrayed clowns. Skelton will make a rare personal appearance at UPI Photo the Clown Shop in Palm Springs, Calif., to introduce new clown oil transfer paintings and sculptures for which he has received world-wide recognition. Bernstein bids adieu to Paris PARIS (UPI) — Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein said adieu to Paris Monday and took off for New York with two loaves of French bread tucked under his arm — and a music score that had been stolen by an admiring fan. Bernstein's annotated score of a symphony by Belgian composer Cesar Franck disappeared immediately after he took his final curtain call Sunday with the National French Orchestra. After Bernstein said he desperately needed the music to conduct in the United States on Friday, radio and television broadcasts urged the thief to return the score. The admirer, who said he never intended to hurt his idol, contacted Radio France and agreed to hand over the music before Bernstein's plane de- Leonard Bernstein parted from Charles de Gaulle airport. Mama says she shields Brooke NEW YORK (UPI) - The relationship between Brooke Shields and her mother, Teri, is close to the point of obsession, Mrs. Shields admits. "It's abnormal," Mrs. Shields agrees in the current issue of Life magazine. It also may not last. As of now, Mrs. Shields runs her daughter's life and career, from imposing a 10 p.m. curfew to picking her movie roles and commercial endorsements. Once when Brooke "abused" her telephone privileges, the magazine relates, "Teri ripped her phone off the wall and stuffed it down the apartment incinerator." But Brooke is growing up — she hopes to attend Princeton University — and Teri has confided to friends that Brooke is becoming "difficult," which may be another way of saying independent. It's news for Bryant Gum be I NEW YORK (UPI) - NBC News officials confirmed they are nearing an agreement with sportscaster Bryant Gumbel to Join the news staff of the Today Show when Tom Brokaw leaves next month. "The matter is in a state of negotiation and that we expect an agreement shortly," NBC spokesman William McAndrew said late Monday. Under the agreement, Gumbel would do feature interviews and sports, McAndrew said. Unlike Brokaw, however, Gumbel would not be reading news during any of the four 3%-minute half-hourly news spots on the show. That would be done by Jane Pauley, who would be given increased responsibilities under the new arrangement. Bryant Gumbel Personality Glimpses Ella Fitzgerald will perform two shows with Oscar Peterson at Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Center on Nov. 27 ... The Village People are back in New York from Japanese and Australian tours — and have returned to their original costumes for a nightclub appearance Nov. 25 ... Paul McCartney's brother Mike traveled from London to the U.S. to promote his new book, "The Macs" ... Zoe Caldwell and her company will perform a special reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at New York's South Street Seaport Museum Gallery on Dec. 14 ... Josef Sommer will play Kathleen Quintan's father in the movie "Independence Day," which also stars David Keith, Frances Stemhagen and Cliff De Young. Agnew attorney argues case ANNAPOLIS, Md. (UPI) - A lawyer for former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew says an order for Agnew to repay Maryland $250,000 for bribes he allegedly took as governor should be reversed because of the "cumulative error" of a lower court. In papers filed Monday with the Court of Special Appeals, Maryland's intermediate appellate court, attorney T. Rogers Harrison said "the totality of prejudicial and erroneous rulings (in Agnew's case) mandates" reversal. The appeal contended the evidence in the case failed to produce "by clear and convincing proof" any liability by Agnew or actual damages to Maryland residents. Spin Agnew Russians look at boy's eyes MOSCOW (UPI) - Soviet doctors agreed to start experimental treatment Tuesday on a 12-year-old Georgia boy in a final attempt to check a rare disease that is stealing his eyesight. "Everything has gone real well so far," Betty Cantrell said as she, her husband Kyle, and son Todd spent their first full day in Moscow Monday. The Dalton, Ga., family arrived Sunday night. A woman ophthalmologist examined Todd briefly and issued a certificate permitting Russian doctors to begin the pioneering technique Tuesday morning, Mrs. Cantrell said. Todd was resting up for the ordeal involving injections of a serum into the eye's retina, said his mother, who described the Russians she had met as "real nice." Todd has suffered since birth from retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that increasingly has narrowed his field of vision over the years and will eventually leave him blind. He sees now through thick bifocals. Budget victory may haunt Reagan WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Reagan's veto of stopgap funding legislation stretched the loyalty of his Republican allies and so angered Democrats that his "victory" may soon come back to haunt him. Republican leaders were not nearly so vocal as Democrats, but a top GOP staff member said after the legislative showdown, "I hope he doesn't think hb will get everything he wants from us any more." Reagan, whose previous big triumphs on Capitol Hill Included record budget and tax cuts and an embattled Saudi arms deal, still has clout In Congress. But be might have pushed his friends a little too far this time. Although Republicans stuck solidly with Reagan throughout the battle, GOP leaders for the first time publicly criticized his tactics. Democrats took off the gloves, using language seldom directed at a president. Nearly everyone said the stormy battle, which temporarily shut down many government agencies, was unnecessary. Analysis Numerous interviews and public statements indicated Reagan injured his credibility with Republicans, and that both Democrats and Republicans felt less inclined to trust him to make deals and keep agreements. "There's a saying going around here now," said a Democratic leader. "If you try to work with Reagan you get burned." Both Democrats and Republicans made these general points: • They felt they had worked out a satisfactory stopgap funding bill during the weekend, and they angrily blame budget director David Stockman for advising Reagan to veto it after Stockman worked with them on the bill all weekend. Republicans were so confident that they had reached a compromise that they openly supported it, only to suffer the embarrassment of pulling back that support following Reagan's veto threat. Rep. Silvio Conte, the top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, said Stockman led draftees of the bill to believe it would be acceptable, and he thinks Stockman got to the White House and said something like, "Hey Mr. President, You'll look good. You can get on TV. You can call them a bunch of irresponsible spendthrifts." • Republicans were perhaps more upset at Secretary of State Alexander Haig for attempting to add $1.4 billion in extra foreign assistance at the last minute. When Stockman insisted that the foreign aid increase be made up by cutting social programs the same amount, Democrats had a field day at GOP expense. "On that I was perturbed," said House GOP leader Bob Michel in a rare public criticism of the administration. "I told them, 'Don't muddy up the waters. One issue at a time.'" • Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis pulled a; major blunder by convincing senators to insert in the bill a salary increase for air traffic controllers who stayed on the Job when the Professional Air Traffic Controllers union went on strike. Six B-52 bombers depart on war games mission WASHINGTON (UPI) - Six Strategic Air Force B-52 bombers left their bases in North Dakota Monday for nonstop, round trip flights during which they will drop conventional bombs on a desert training range in Egypt, the Air Force announced. The mission is part of Operation Bright Star, Joint war games now in progress involving Egyptian and Sudanese forces and minor operations in Somalia and Oman. The big Jet bombers took off Monday morning from Minott and Grand Forks Air Force Bases in North Dakota on flights expected to last over 30 hours. The planes will be refueled several times by KC-135 Stratotankers from U.S. bases and aircraft assigned to the U.S. European Tanker Task Force. The bombers are scheduled to fly low-level missions over an Egyptian training area and drop 27 conventional, 500-pound bombs during a "live power" demonstration Tuesday on an Egyptian training range. *r -fr *r Rep. Bauman prepares re-election campaign EASTON, Md. (UPI) — Former congressman Robert Bauman, proclaiming himself a changed man who has defeated the alcoholism and homosexuality which drove him from office a year ago, says he is ready to run for Congress again. The Republican from Maryland's rural Eastern Shore, who once headed the influential American Conservative Union, said his conservative principles are unshaken; his Democratic successor is a liberal disguised in conservative garb; and President Reagan needs conservatives like him in Congress. Bauman said he has quit drinking, that his problem with homosexuality is over and that he has never'felt better in his life "spirtually, mentally or physically." "I can't go forward in life without hope," he said at a news conference Monday called to announce his candidacy. "But I'll never look at life again with the same eyes." Sunseeds win okay for trading on CBT WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Chicago Board of Trade Tuesday was authorized to begin trading sunseed futures. Approval by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission was unanimous. The contract calls for delivery of 100,000 pounds of sunseeds with an oil content of 40 percent and a moisture content of 10 percent. 'Trading was likely to begin in early 1982, a CBT official said. With the exception of moisture standards, deliverable seed must grade at least No. 1 under quality standards established by Minnesota or Wisconsin. Foreign matter can not exceed 2 percent. Trading months will be October, November, January, March, May and July with a minimum price fluctuation of 0.01 cent per pound and a. daily trading limit of 0.65 cents per pound. The delivery point under the contract will be the port of Duluth-Superior, the major export point for U.S. sunflowers. The Minneapolis Grain Exchange sunseed contract allows delivery at Duluth-Superior or Minneapolis-St. Paul. The CFTC said that despite the low trading volume of the MGE sunflower contract, there is reasonable evidence to show that the CBT contract would be used for hedging and pricing purposes. The MGE Tuesday was again denied a public hearing on the CBT proposal. Brezhnev: USSR may remove missiles BONN, West Germany (UPI) - Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev made what he termed a "new, substantial" offer to reduce nuclear missiles in Europe, but a spokesman indicated Tuesday the Soviets would elaborate on the offer only at the Geneva arms talks. Brezhnev, rejecting President Reagan's call for scrapping all nuclear weapons in Europe, made the offer Monday night at a dinner during his first visit to the West since Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan 23 months ago. Brezhnev said the Soviet Union was prepared to cut its SS-20 missile for in western Russia by "hundreds rather than dozens" if - a big if - the United States would accept a moratorium on the production and deployment of new missiles and the modernization of existing ones for the duration of the Geneva talks. Brezhnev presented the offer as "a gesture of good will" and said it was "a new, substantial element in our position" for the Geneva talks starting May 30. But at a news conference Tuesday, Leonid Zamyatin, Brezhnev's spokesman, repeatedly declined to elaborate UPI map spots current and proposed positions of Soviet missile sites and their respective ranges. on Brezhnev's statement, indicating that any clarification will only be made behind the closed doors of the Geneva talks. The Soviet Union has in the past offered both a moratorium and a reduction of its SS-20 missiles in a bid to for- stall the deployment of American Pershing II and Cruise missiles in Western Europe from late 1983 onwards. West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt said the Soviet proposals had been presented anew "in a somewhat different form" and deserved consideration. "There is no doubt," Schmidt said, "the Soviet Union is ready to reduce the number of its medium-range missiles. But this offer is tied to conditions that must be examined." Schmidt pointed to the obvious difficulty in Brezhnev's offer. Merely re-, moving the SS-20 missiles from European Russia and behind the Urals would not remove the threat to Europe. The three-headed missiles still would be able to hit most European targets, from there. . Reagan said Russia must dismantle all the SS-20S along with aging SS-4s and SS-5s before he would agree to forego the plans to deploy Pershings and cruises in Europe. But Brezhnev said this meant Moscow was being "asked to disarm unilaterally" and "it is clear that the Soviet Union will never agree." The Kremlin argues the SS-20s are needed to counter a threat from American aircraft based in Britain and the' Mediterranean, from submarine- launched ballistic missiles and from the independent nuclear forces of Britain and France as well as China. It' says deployment of new NATO weapons would destroy an existing balance of forces in Europe. ; SHOWDOWN (Continued from Page 1) factured" by Reagan to draw attention from the real problems of the economy and the failure of his policies. "We're looking at a situation today where the recession is costing 10 times as much to the government's revenues as these budget decisions," House Democratic Whip Tom Foley, D-Wash., said on NBC's "Today" show. "For every one-tenth (of a percentage point) of unemployment rise, we lose more money than is involved in this entire budget controversy." One day lay-off Tens of thousands government workers, most of them in Washington — including a White House gardner - were laid off Monday. The impasse broken, (Continued from Page 1) and making windfall gains. Local governments could increase their total tax revenue only by new property or by approval of voters at a special election. The tax lid is permanent — a fact that led some committee members to vote against the entire reappraisal bill. "They should put the lid on for two years for an adjustment period," said Sen. Bert Chaney, D-Hutchinson, predicting the permanent lid would never all were ordered back to work Tuesday. If an agreement hadn't be reached, the layoffs had been expected to reach 400,000. / With Congress and the president at odds and their agencies out of money, many federal workers across the country were told to go home. The Statue of Liberty was shut down, tours were halted at Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield, 111., and scores of national parks from coast to coast were closed. Unless Reagan and Congress reach a lasting settlement on 1982 spending by next month's new deadline, Monday's turmoil could all be repeated. Some members of Congress said approval of the Dec. 15 resolution reflected a desire to go home for the holidays REAPPRAISE pass. "Reappraisal is important enough we shouldn't be putting in a controversial political issue like the tax lid." Chaney predicted the Senate committee would remove the tax lid from the special committee's recommendation, pass a reappraisal bill and consider the tax lid separately. But committee chairman Rep. James Braden, R-Wakefield, said the reappraisal bill would never pass without a tax lid provision to protect indi- as much as it did support for the president's wishes. Reagan signed the bill into law at 5:30 p.m. CST, culminating four days of nearly round-the-clock negotiations with Congress — negotiations that some members argued were not conducted in good faith. T* -tr -tr Both of Kansas' senators, Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum, voted for the Senate resolution to provide money for the government until Dec. 15. In the House, all four of the representatives who voted (Pat Roberts, Dan Glickman, Robert Whittaker and Jim Jeffries) favored the spending bill extension. Not voting was Rep. Larry Winn. Drug raids net 12 Clay Center arrests CLAY CENTER — Written complaints were expected to be filed Tuesday against 12 people arrested over the weekend in a series of drug raids in Clay Center. Eleven of the 12 made their initial appearances in Clay County District Court Monday. But written complaints were not expected to be filed until late Tuesday, according to William Malcolm, Clay County Attorney. Five-month probe The arrests reportedly climaxed five months of work by an undercover narcotics agent. Clay County Sheriff Gary Caldwell led a team of 14 law enforcement officers in the raids Saturday and Sunday. More arrests are possible after all charges are filed against the first 12 people arrested. Nine men and three women, ages 18 to the late 20s, were Jailed as a result of the raids that began about 10:40 p.m. Saturday when three persons were arrested in a house in the east part of Clay Center. Officers then arrested one person in a home in the north part of the city. Three more persons reportedly were arrested at a local tavern at 11:20 p.m., with the remainder arrested by 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers allegedly seized marijuana, LSD and speed during the raids. Most of the charges expected to be filed involve marijuana, LSD, the sale of amphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Clay County Sheriff's Office has been using an undercover agent from an "outside department" for the past five months. Clay Center Police Department officers and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers assisted Caldwell's office in the raids. vidual taxes from skyrocketing. "If you think the tax lid hurts the; chances for reappraisal, you take one; out and see what chances you have, "Braden said. "Voters are scared to death of reappraisal." The tax lid doesn't apply to school districts, which are regulated by the school finance formula. , The classification amendment was approved with only minor changes to what the committee agreed upon earlier in the month. The Salina Journal P.O. Ban 779 Zip Cod* S7401 PublUhed five <Uyi« week and Sunday* eictpt Manorial, Independence and Labor Dayi, at 333 S. 4th, Salina, Kantu, by- Sallna Journal, Inc. 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