The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 25, 1981 · Page 1
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Poll shows fewer like new policy WASHINGTON (UPI) - Nearly half of the Americana surveyed in a new poll said they disapprove of President Reagan's handling of the economy, a decline in support from a poll conducted a month ago. The Washington Post-ABC News poll, published in Wednesday's editions, showed 49 percent of those interviewed between Nov. 17 and Nov. 22 said they disapprove of the president's economic policies, while 45 percent said they approve. Last month's poll showed a 54 percent approval rate for the economic policies with 39 percent disapproving. The new poll also shows sharp concern over growing unemployment and dissatisfaction with Reagan because of it. Fifty-seven percent of those polled said they disapprove of Reagan's response to the issue of unemployment while 34 percent said they approve. The poll was conducted by telephoning 1,516 people nationwide. The survey also found 47 percent of those polled still believe the Reagan tax and spending cuts that took effect Oct. 1 will help the economy in the future, but 41 percent disagreed. Of those surveyed who had read the magazine article on David Stockman in which he criticized the Reagan plan, 54 percent said the article gave them a "less favorable" impression of Reagan's proposals, seven percent "more favorable," and 32 percent said the article made no difference in their views. Fifty-five percent said the economy is getting worse while only 11 percent said it was getting better. The effects of the perceived recession will show up under the Christmas tree. Asked if they will cut back on spending for gifts this year compared to last, the poll showed three in every five persons interviewed said they will. Today \ Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 1981 with 36 to follow. Pope John the 23rd was born Nov. 25,1881. AIM on this date in history: In 1783, more than 6,000 British troops evacuated New York City after signing the peace treaty ending the Revolutionary War. In 1907, John G. Haskell, Kansas architect, died at his home in Lawrence. In 1920, radio station WTAW in College Station, Texas, broadcast the first play-by-play description of a football game ... between Texas and Texas A&M. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas three days earlier, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Inside THANKGIVING motorists warned to look out for snow and ice gripping much of nation. Page 2. IT'S hard for Naomi Montijo's family to enjoy Thanksgiving anymore. Page 2. "TAKE a close look at those tax figures." Editorial comment, Page 4. SOYBEAN oil — fuel of the future for farmers? Page 8. AWARDS abound at annual 4-H Achievement Banquet. Page 10. PLAINVILLE site of milestone in Dave Owen's bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Page 10. SOUTHWESTERN'S cage coach not a Marymount fan. Page 11, UNIVERSITY of Kansas football coach Don Fambrough named named Big Eight's "Coach of the Year." Page 11. Area News 8 Comics 17 Courts 9 Crossword 5 Deaths 9 Dr. Donohue....? Fam. Circus ..18 Hospitals 9 Living 6 Local 9,10 Markets 9 Opinion 4 Sports 11-13 TV-Films 14 Want-Ada...15-17 Weather 9 Weather Mostly cloudy North, partly cloudy South Wednesday. Mild with highs in the mid to upper 50* Northwest to around 70 Southeast. Mostly cloudy and turning colder across the state Wednesday night. Chance of snow flurries North- weft. Lows in the mid 20s Northwest to around 40 southeast. Partly cloudy and colder Thanksgiving Day. Highs 35 to 40 Northwest and 45 to 50 Southeast. 25 CENTS The SALINA Salina Journal 110th YEAR No. 329 SALINA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981 18 Pages Arms control downplayed as Brezhnev heads home A GIFT OF GREENERY Newlywed Mrs. Steve Broshar (Doris Seibert), 545 S. 4th, didn't toss this bridal bouquet after her marriage last Saturday. No way! Her mother, Loretta Seibert, 416 Charles, sur- Journal Photo by Evelyn Burger prised her with the "flower" arrangement of 35 one-dollar bills, as well as a $20 bill for the groom's boutonniere and $5 bills for corsages. Peggy Thies, 231 Seitz Drive, created the monetary floral designs. BONN, West Germany (UPI) A four-day visit to West Germany by Soviet President Leonid Brezh- nev ended Wednesday with little sign of agreement on the central question of European nuclear arms control. Although the issue dominated the talks between Brezhnev and Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, it received a scant 14 lines of some 250 lines in the final com- munique on the visit. Brezhnev was seen off at the Cologne-Bonn airport by Schmidt, the first Western leader to host the Soviet president since Russian troops invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. Brezhnev was met by the other members of the Communist Party Politburo on his arrival in Moscow. He smiled broadly and waved to those who greeted him at Vnukovo Airport, and chatted with Mikhail Suslov, the party ideologist, as the group walked from the plane. The communique said it was necessary "through concrete agreement to reach a stable balance of strength at the lowest possible level." Schmidt said earlier although he failed to win Brezhnev to Reagan's view that medium-range missiles in Europe should be scrapped altogether, he believed in "the serious desire of Moscow to reduce considerably its medium-range missiles." UHI Photo Soviet President Leonid Brezh- nev readjusts his hat after doffing it to the West German flag carried by guard of honor Wednesday. The final communique on the Bonn- Moscow summit stressed that "everything must be done to preserve and strengthen the policy of detente and of peaceful and mutually just cooperation over the long term." Soviet government spokesman Leonid Zamyatin quoted Brezhnev as telling Schmidt during talks Tuesday, "We never wanted to be stronger than any- one else and we do not have that aim now. "We have no thought of attacking anyone," Zamyatin said, making a new offer to reduce any nuclear weapons system if the cut was matched by the United States "We have no weapon we do not want to part with, if this were mutual." In Washington, the State Department said Brezhnev's offer Monday to reduce "by hundreds rather than dozens" the number of Soviet missiles targeted on Western Europe "contains nothing that is significantly new." "At the same time, we would hope that President Brezhnev's willingness to consider reductions is a sign that the Soviets are beginning to see the advantages of pursuing genuine arms reductions in this area," a statement said. Schmidt said he emerged from the talks convinced Moscow wants to agree on "substantial reductions" in medium-range nuclear weapons in Europe at the Geneva negotiations starting Monday. "It is clear the Soviet side has recognized the necessity of compromise," Schmidt said. In Washington, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said Wednesday the upcoming Geneva talks could pave the way for the first summit between Reagan and Brezhnev. U.S. officials mulling over weighty 'Khadafy problem' WASHINGTON (UPI) - The United States is weighing a lengthy series of options on what to do about the "Khadafy problem," but no decision is expected for several weeks, according to a senior offical. - The list of options, which focuses on economic measures, is designed to isolate and weaken the volatile Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy. Khadafy is held responsible for what the U.S. government believes is a long list of unacceptable actions, including the attempted takeover of Chad, and the planned assassination of U.S. officials. U.S. officials met Tuesday with Douglas Kurd, a ranking British Foreign Office minister, to discuss a series of international issues including Khadafy. "We are continuing to look over the options to demonstrate our continued opposition to Kha- dafy," a senior American official said. The official spoke to a small group of reporters on condition he not be identified further. However, the official said any action will probably be delayed to encourage what Libya claims is a unilateral withdrawal of troops from neighboring Chad. The official said the United States is consid- ering an embargo on further oil purchases from Libya even though such a ban probably would be opposed by European nations, including Britain, and therefore would be economically ineffective. The British minister of state said at a news conference at the British Embassy Monday, "We have always been skeptical about the effectiveness of such trade restrictions." The American official countered: "The question is whether we should put billions of dollars in his (Khadafy's) pockets every year so he can export terrorism and overturn the governments around him." The United States currently buys about 200,000 barrels of oil a day from Libya. A year ago Libya was the United States' No. 3 oil supplier but has now slipped to about seventh or eighth. As the options are weighted, the continued presence of some 1,600 Americans in Libya worries the State Department. Describing the Americans as "potential hostages," the official said, "We are sincerely worried about them." Another possibility being actively considered is a total ban on U.S. technology transfers to Libya — specifically the kind of oil field machinery and (See U.S., Page 2) Suspect held for injection deaths of hospital patients RIVERSIDE, Calif. (UPI) Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a male nurse accused of killing a dozen hospital patients with fatal injections of the heart-regulating drug lidocaine. Robert Diaz, 44, arrested for the slayings of 12 patients "at his mercy" in two rural hospitals, was ordered held without bail during a brief court appearance Tuesday at which arraignment was postponed to Dec. 8. "Our feeling was that the victims were particularly vulnerable," said As- sistant District Attorney Thomas Hollenhorst, adding that he would seek the death penalty in the case. "Some of them were afraid of hospitals and basically were at the mercy of this nurse." Former associates of Diaz contacted by the Los Angeles Times in Gary, Ind., said he claimed to possess psychic healing powers and liked to be called "doctor." They also told the paper Diaz considered himself gifted with clairvoyant abilities ranging from foreseeing the future to divining the contents of books. Diaz was arrested at his Apple Valley home Monday night in connection with the deaths of 11 patients at Community Hospital of the Valleys in Perris and another patient at San Gorgonio Pass Hospital in Banning. The victims, most elderly patients in their 60s and 70s, died from massive overdoses of lidocaine while Diaz was on duty at the hospitals between March 30 and April 25. Although conceding they have yet to determine a motive for the slayings, prosecutors said they were convinced the bizarre killings were not accidental. "We are not in a position to firmly establish or announce a motive at this time," said Hollenhorst, adding evidence will be used to show a "common plan and design" and that Diaz was the "common denominator" in all of the deaths. "We feel Mr. Diaz acted by himself," he said. "Mr. Diaz did attend all of the patients in Banning, in Ferris and in Chino." The prosecutor said evidence will be presented implicating Diaz in the death of another man who died March 25 at Chino Community Hospital. Hollenhorst said investigators had ruled out accidental deaths in the case because the injections of lidocaine were never recorded on patients' medical records. The Times in Wednesday's editions said Diaz once regularly attended group therapy sessions in Indiana led by psychologist Mark Roser, at which he is said to have told participants of his visions of meeting Jesus Christ and of traveling out of his own body. Head of Kennedy clan treated for chest pains WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (UPI) - Rose Kennedy, the 91- year-old matriarch of the Kennedy clan, was in stable condition in a coronary care unit Wednesday, recovering from chest pains and feeling "full of spirit and life." Mrs. Kennedy was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital Tuesday afternoon after a night of chest pains. A devout Roman Catholic, she had attended morning mass even before going to her private physician. Late Tuesday, Mrs. Kennedy received a 20-minute visit from her son, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who flew to Florida from Washington, D.C. "She is full of spirit and life," Kennedy said afterwards. "She said, 'You ask that doctor to get me out of this hospital.' She has the strength and spirit that has always marked her life." It was not known how serious Mrs. Kennedy's chest pains were and how, long she would be hospitalized. The senator said he would remain in Palm Beach until his mother recovers. In recent years, Mrs. Kennedy has divided her time between the Kennedy Rose Kennedy compound on Cape Cod at Hyannis, Mass., and the Palm Beach estate. Hospital spokeswoman Delores Zimm said Mrs. Kennedy is "alert and resting comfortably. She is in our coronary care unit. She was just feeling a little chest pain. We need a little time to run some tests." Mrs. Kennedy appeared in good health at a recent press outing at the family compound. It was sponsored by her surviving son, who is in the midst of a re-election campaign. She has made several public appearances since then. Mrs. Kennedy was hospitalized about a year and a half ago after breaking her hip in a fall at the Kennnedy compound. She jpent several weeks in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston and had apparently recovered from the injury. EXPIRED METERS - Everett Boyle (left), 915 Yale, and Wayne Hanson, 717 Charles, looks over some of the 482 meters removed from downtown Journal Photo by Tom Dartty Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. In place of the meters, the city will allow free, two- hour parking for a six-month trial period. \

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