The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 29, 1981 · Page 2
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Page 2 HM Salina Journal - Sunday, November 29,1981 People REUNITED — It was a happy Thanksgiving holiday for Rhonda Payton and Joe Gar- reft when they were reunited Friday in Laramie, Wyo., with their 19-month-old daughter, Belinda Garrett, who had been missing since Nov. 6. She was UPI Photo found with an 18-year-old woman who was babysitting with Belinda at her father's Kirksville, Mo., home when she disappeared. The toddler's parents are separated. The woman, Carol Ray, is being held in Laramie pending extradition. So/7, humbug, on merriment DALLAS (UPI) - A holiday season memo from a local school official warns employees to stop all "congregating and merriment." "Office congregating and merriment will not be tolerated in the future," warns the memo from Eddie Washington, assistant superintendent of personnel at the Wilmer-Hutchins Baby Gobble is born on Thanksgiving Independent School District. The note went to all employees in the school administration building this week. The memo also said "loud talking, laughing, loitering and excessive walking are not mannerisms of true professionals" and should be stopped. HAYWARD, Calif. (UPI) Thanksgiving was a big day for the Gobbles. Dennis and Kathy Gobble of Hayward — who were married on Nov. 26 three years ago — became parents for the first time this Thanksgiving Day. They named the little Gobble Kelli, and Mrs. Gobble said she will have to get used to the kidding she will get because of her name and birthday. "Kelli's going to have to learn how to laugh about it," she said. "I have to live with the name and I've learned." 'Threepenny Opera' star dies .NEW YORK (UPI) - Actress Lotte Lenya, who fled the Nazis with her composer-husband Kurt Weill and lyricist Bertholt Brecht and went on to win a Tony award for her role in the musical, "The Threepenny Opera," died Friday night. She was 83. She never became a shimmering star as an actress, but she made a strong impression on theater-goers whether she was portraying a singer in a Weill musical or a character actress in a James Bond movie. Miss Lenya had non-singing roles in "Candle in the Wind" with Helen Hayes in 1935 and in "From Russia With Love," a James Bond movie, in 1963. In 1973, she appeared in director Roman Polanski's film, "What." 'Gift of love' goes home DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (UPI) — A Dearborn Heights couple who offered a surrogate mother $10,000 to bear the child they could not have on their own thanked the young woman for her "great gift of love." George and Sheila Syrkowski took the 5%-pound girl home with them on Thanksgiving Day — three days after she was born to 20-year-old Corinne Appleyard in a Detroit hospital. The Syrkowskis agreed to pay Mrs. Appleyard $10,000 plus medical expenses, but the money has been placed in an escrow account pending a court decision on the legality of the agreement. "We're very appreciative to Mrs. Appleyard for what she did for us," Mrs. Syrkowski, 39, told the Detroit Free Press. "This is a great gift of love she has given us." Leeches for sale at $12 each PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Pharmacist Michael Walinsky says there's still a demand for leeches and he sells about SO a year at a cost of $12 each. Neff Surgical Pharmacy in Philadelphia, which Walinsky bought in 1976, has stocked the bloodsuckers since it opened 60 years ago. Walinsky said 10 years ago a customer could get a dozen leeches for $24 at his drug store. But inflation has taken its toll on leeches, which look like fat green and brown earthworms. "I know of only one other pharmacy, in Chicago, which stocks leeches," Walinsky said. "As in moat examples of folk medicine, there is some logic to their we," he said. "The leech extracts blood slower than a needle and secretes an anti-coagulant." , Michael Walniaky will a leech for $12. UPI Photo sell you Briefly... Sambo's asks bankruptcy LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Sambo's Restaurants Inc., failing to secure new money to feed its creditors, filed Friday for bankruptcy in federal court, less than three weeks after closing 447 of its eateries (including its Salina, Kan., restaurant) and firing up to 10,000 employees. The Santa Barbara-based firm, which has come under fire in many parts of the country for its allegedly racist name and in Southern California for charges of rodent-infested kitchens, will continue to operate 667 restaurants in 46 states. Guerrilla group bombs San Juan power stations SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (UPI) Puerto Rico's "Macheteros" guerrilla group said Saturday it bombed two power stations in San Juan's Condado tourist district because that "is where the rich and millionaires live." The bombings Friday night and an attack on a U.S. army base earlier in the day marked an upsurge of terrorist violence on the island after 20 months of relative quiet. The bombings blacked out most of the 20-block area in central San Juan. Officials said it could take up to two days to restore full power. The Macheteros — Spanish for machete-wielders — is the most active pro- indepencence guerrilla group in Puerto. •ff ~fr -fr Poland party wants strike rights revoked WARSAW, Poland (UPI) - Communist Party members demanded a tough new law Saturday revoking the right to strike won by the Solidarity labor union — a stand that seemed destined to lead to another major labor confrontation. They complained that Solidarity's membership is now four times larger than that of the shrinking Communist Party, as dramatic an indication as any of the changes and shifts of power in Poland over the past year. SHOP (Continued from Page 1) "People who can't buy big ticket items ... still have to wear clothes," said one clothing store manager. Another agreed. "We need a bigger parking lot," he said with a laugh. Books — both for juveniles and for adults — are very popular, merchants report. "Our books are going like mad," said one clerk. People who had hoped to hear the harmonizing of Police Chief John Woody, Assistant Police Chief Darrell Wilson and Detective Gary Hindman Friday evening were disappointed. The ' show was called off. The three Salina police officials were to have joined voices on "Rose Ann of Charing Cross" to settle a bet with City Commissioner Keith Duckers about the tune's existence. Former State Sen. Jerry Simpson was to have directed the choir as part of Friday evening's Christmas lighting ceremony. REFUND (Continued from Page 1) The program was created by Congress this summer within the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act as part of Social Security legislation. Those people who find their refunds have disappeared "will have recourse and appeals," Fadely said. But complaints will have to go to the state agencies and courts that provided the names to the federal government, not to the IRS, he added. Billions expected New York city agencies alone submitted 13,800 names with each person owing more than $2,000. The New York agencies hope to collect as much as $27.6 million in back payments next year under the new program. Nationwide, billions of dollars in overdue payments could be collected, although the government has made no firm estimate. The IRS expects to get the computer tape about Dec. 1 from the department of Health and Human Services, which is collecting the information from the "There won't be any outstanding balances," Fadely uld." Once this y«ar'i tax returns are all fUed and the names matched, the program starts all over •gain with a new list of names and amount! to offset refunds of 1982 taxec in 1983. UPI Photo FIRE SCENE — Over 600 people had to be evacuated from the area when a 10-alarm fire destroyed over a city block of the Central Square section of Lynn, Mass., early Saturday. Several minor injuries were reported. (Continued from Page 1) newal construction project were left without jobs. "It looks like bombed out Europe," said Edward Calnan, Lynn's community development director. "You're looking at the history of shoe manufacturing in this country, and it's gone," said Brian Magrane, chairman of Lynn's Economic Development and Industrial Corp. An army of 500 firefighters from about 40 communities — some from as far away as New Hampshire — battled the 10-alarm blaze which destroyed 17 buildings and damaged nine others. Officials estimated nearly half the 460 units in the Harbor Loft aenior citizens apartment complex were occupied and their residents left homeless. Other units had been completed, but they were unoccupied. FIRE "There's never been a fire like this," said patrolman John LoPresti, a 27- year veteran of the Lynn police force. "It's positively the worst." Mary Aloes, 80, who was evacuated from the four-story Edison Hotel next to burning buildings, said hotel employees and fire rescue workers woke her up in the middle of the night. "They grabbed me, they put me in the elevator and I left," said Mrs. Aloes, resting in the nearby lobby of the city newspaper, the Lynn Daily Item. "It was cold and I was afraid," she added. "All I had was a nightdress." The fire was believed to have started on the first floor of an abandoned eight-story shoe factory in the Marshall's Wharf section. The building was slated for demolition. Gov. Edward J. King viewed the area. three-block fire area from a helicopter and promised to seek a federal disaster area declaration to facilitate rebuilding of the ravaged heart of the urban redevelopment project. Later in the day, he signed an order declaring the city a disaster area — the first step in bringing in federal aid. His order, expected to be forwarded to Washington Sunday, said the situation "threatens the lives and safety of the citizens of Lynn" and pledged to request "all appropriate federal assistance." 7. Several hours before King's intervention, Mayor Antonio Marino; "declared a citywide state of emergency, "It's a very big step backwards," said Marino. "The revitalizatioh of downtown was centered around this Joy of long-awaited reunion turns to horror as youth collapses, dies HALTOM CITY, Texas (UPI) - The body of a 12-year-old boy, who died within moments of his father's long- awaited reunion with the boy's uncle, was flown back to Illinois Saturday. The uncle, John Tobias, said Saturday he still could not believe the tragedy at Dallas-Fort Worth airport Thanksgiving Day. "The boy just turned around, collapsed and was dead. Just like that," Tobias said. Tobias and his wife had planned a grand family dinner to celebrate his reunion with his younger brother, Paul, whom he had not seen since 1954 when the two men and their two sisters attended the funeral of their mother in Jersey City, N. J. Minutes after the brothers tearfully hugged each other at the airport, Paul's son, Steven, collapsed and died. The boy, who arrived with his mother and father from Wheeling, 111., had apparently suffered an attack of influenza a few days earlier. "I just shook hands with Steven. (He) was overjoyed to meet my children and grandchildren," Tobias said. "I still can't believe it, it's still like a dream. I just don't know what to say." Paramedics and airport authorities rushed to the scene but could not revive the boy Tobias described as "a handsome, wonderful boy I and my family so much looked forward to meeting." TRAGEDY TO FOLLOW — A joyous reunion between brothers John (facing camera) and The youngster, who would have been 13 in February, was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Tobias said he first thought the shock of the family reunion caused the boy's death, an idea he said made him feel guilty since he had initiated the effort to locate his lost brother. UPI Phot*: ". •; Paul Tobias turned to tragedy'-:. when Paul's son, Steven (lettl,- .: « suddenly collapsed and died. ' • \ More fatalities scar Thanksgiving holiday Such a guilty feeling would been particuarly hard on the i cabinet maker who said he was suffer*' ing from terminal cancer. ; : • •< "Despite their own personal tragedy; Paul and his wife assured me that f was not !,p think like that and thatS& ven's death would have occurred •any* where," Tobias said. ':'•: * 7 "** The Salina Journal : £ uid Ubor D.yi, Stltu Jounul, Inc. (USPS47M60) By United Press International Thanksgiving holiday motorists encountered heavy downpours, snow, ice and high winds during the four-day weekend and by Saturday, nearly 300 had been killed in traffic accidents. With a full day's traveling still ahead, the death count mounted toward the 480 total estimated by the National Safety Council. A developing storm system in the Southwest made travel in Southern California difficult and snow in the mountainous areas of the west was treacherous. A United Press International count at midday Saturday Indicated at least 275 people had died in traffic accidents since the holiday weekend began at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The holiday officially ends at midnight Sunday. California reported the most traffic fttaUUM with 26, followed by Florida and TexM with » apiece, Illinois and Pennsylvania with u each, Indiana with 12, Georgia with 11 and Missouri with 10. Henry Kucharski looked forward to a holiday weekend reunion in Chicago with the wife and daughter he left behind when he emigrated from Poland three years ago. However, Kucharski was killed in a head-on collision Friday night on the South Side. His car was struck by a vehicle being driven by an Indiana woman who was attempting to pass a third car. Tragedy shattered another holiday family reunion when a 19-year-old man driving to Thanksgiving dinner in Benton, Ark., crested a hill on a narrow road and slammed into an oncoming motorcycle, killing the rider - hia brother. Ronald Wilbanks, 24, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown into the windshield of the car driven by his brother. He landed about 30 feet from the vehicle. , Prwident and PubUibw Glenn WiUUraj, Editor I S«conds:Uiipo«Ug«p»idttS«llM,Kuiiu.~ roofed Ftoniiiy U, tin '. 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