The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 1, 1986 · Page 12
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The Salina Journal Wednesday, January 1,1986 Page 12 Japanese today celebrate opening of Year of the Tiger TOKYO (AP) - The year 1985, while hardly ox-like in its rush of events, will be chased out today by what tradition suggests may be a turbulent 1986 as millions of Japanese welcome the Year of the Tiger — the third in the 12-year cycle of the Oriental zodiac. The tiger is not native to Japan but is today found everywhere on New Year's cards, department store decorations, television ads and toy store shelves. The tiger replaces the Year of the Ox, traditionally known as reflecting that beast's tranquil spirit and plodding manner. Japanese, unlike most Asian countries, celebrate the New Year on Jan. 1 instead of waiting until the Chinese lunar new year, which falls on Feb. 9,1986. On New Year's Eve, bells in Japanese Buddhist temples are struck 108 times at long intervals until midnight in a ritual to purify humans of their sins. Millions of people make pilgrimages to temples and Shinto shrines to pray for health and prosperity. The 12 animals in the Oriental zodiac are arranged in the order in which, according to legend, they visited the bed of the dying Buddha: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and boar. Tradition holds that each species exerts influence on events of the year and the character and fortunes of those born during its 12 months. Japanese fortunetellers say people born in the Year of the Tiger tend to be short- tempered, sensitive and willing to stand up to higher authorities. They are described as courageous, headstrong, selfish and suspicious of others. Years of the tiger this century have been 1902,1914,1926,1938,1950,1962 and 1974. Among the people born during the Year of the Tiger are Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Juan Carlos of Spain; presidents Fidel Castro of Cuba, Jose Napoleon Duarte of El Salvador and Raul Alfonsin of Argentina; Ludwig von Beethoven, Karl Marx, Ho Chi Minn, Charles Lindbergh, Sir Alec Guinness, Joe Louis, Charles De Gaulle and Ivan the Terrible. Among the events that have taken place in the Year of the Tiger are the beginning of World War I in 1914, the start of the Korean War in 1950, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and the resignation of President Nixon in 1974. So did the U.S. radio dramatization of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" which caused public panic in 1938, the organization of the Republican Party in 1854 and Peter Minuit's purchase of Manhattan in 1626 from Indians for $24 worth of trinkets. Japanese remember 1974, the last Year of the Tiger, for the oil crisis that sent inflation spiralling into double figures and set off panic purchases of some commodities. 1986 Almanacs while supply lasts. ONE STOP LIFE»HEALTH»CAR»HOME ATSHELTEX, ITS A MATTER Of PERSONAL PUDE. PTTtim r""""~ *— ""^fm SB, JH DON MOSIER Crawford & Ohio — Salina 825-6227 •Murder' to usher in new year on train CHICAGO (AP) - Most night riders on the Chicago Transit Authority's elevated trains are terrified by the thought of murder, but 79 people have already paid $104 each for the guarantee of witnessing an "El" slaying. Granted, it's not going to be a real murder or even a regular "El" train. Instead, the New Year's Eve carnage will be performed by actors in a specially chartered four-car train — sort of a dinner theater on the rails. ;The acting out of murder-mystery plots at resort hotels and on cross- country passenger trains has become somewhat of a cottage industry in recent years among devotees of the late Agatha Christie. But then those are the kinds of settings Christie preferred for her mannered novels. Credit for the idea of using the decidedly non-genteel CTA, scene of much real-life mayhem, goes to the Discovery Center, a North Side clearinghouse for miscellaneous educational, self-help and meet- interesting-people courses. "We think it will be a lot of fun. It's going to be a dinner and murder combined," Discovery Center director Bob Wagner said Monday. Wagner said actors from the troupe "Homicide, Ltd." will board the train at various stops, tell their stories and stage the "murder" for the benefit of the paying passengers. "The audience has to discover the murderer, and not the theater people," he explained. Wagner said he expects all 100 seats on the chartered train will be taken by the time it pulls out of the downtown stop at 8 p.m. The riders have until 1 a.m. today to solve the "murder." For $99 each, plus $5 for reservations, the passengers will see the mock murder, rather than the real thing witnessed occasionally by riders traveling on the regular 90- cent CTA fare. They'll also be served a beef tenderloin and champagne supper. At midnight, the train will pause on a bridge over the Chicago River to let the passengers watch the city's annual New Year's fireworks display. Less than two miles up the same tracks, police will be patrolling the huge Cabrini-Green housing project for those celebrating the coming of 1986 with firearms, rather than fireworks. The "mystery" train also will be taking a route no regularly scheduled elevated run ever travels. By judicious switching, the chartered train will manage to travel back and forth several times between the Evanston boundary and the downtown Loop without dipping into the depressing subway tunnel or veering far from Lake Michigan. The train also won't venture into either the South or the West sides. Both are considered high-crime areas. Study: Beer drinkers likely to drive drunk CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) - Two psychologists who surveyed 1,000 American drivers say they found beer drinkers mostly likely to drive while intoxicated and to oppose stiff penalties. Twenty-eight percent of beer drinkers generally drink enough to exceed most states' drunken-driving limits, according to the survey. About 50 percent of wine and liquor drinkers support stiff drunken- driving laws, but only about a third of beer drinkers "thought that first offenders should spend some time in jail," the researchers said. Beer drinkers were also least likely to support random sobriety checkpoints, said Dale E. Berger of the Claremont Graduate School and John R. Snortum of Claremont McKenna College. SALINA AUTO SALVAGE I* we don't have it...we can get it. Telephone Service to 65 cities 1 Vi Miles North on Highway 81 817-5686 AUGUSTINE We jnusj reduce our inventory of fine quality home furnishings! This Is your chance to save 30%, 40%, 50%, even 60% OFF! SWIVEL ROCKER Traditional low back rocker in beige 100% nylon. E.R.V. $199.95 CORNER CABINET Hand rock maple cabinet featuring lighted interior by Keller. E.R.V. $769.95 The choice is yours! Traditional elegance , . in 2 favorite styles and 2 fresh fabrics, any sofa, just E.R.V. $999.00 .r>-r ROUND TABLE it for the $ 29 Oak pedestal table great for those small areas. E.R.V. $89.95 OAK DINING 42" table with 2-12" fillers, 5 side chairs and 1 arm chair. E.R.V. $1189.95 699 Contemporary style with an Oriental influence. A flared-arm, trimly tailored 90" sofa and 72" loveseat in a dramatic floral jacquard. DESK LAMP Brass goose neck lamp with designer features. E.R.V. $105.00 Gracefully contoured, refined traditional 90" sofa and 66" loveseat with matching welting and corner pillows in a soft, delicate floral jacquard. 55 SCHWEICER quality products since 1899 CEDAR CHEST Natural finish made of solid cedar and has a self- rising tray. E.R.V. $299.95 e o so ce A. /l/t J))! VH I WW EARLY AMERICAN SWIVEL ROCKER High-back design with maple wood trim. E.R.V. $325.00 $ 158 TABLE Sensational rustic occasional table with a small A ^ A t\ m flaw on top. SQQ95 $ 39 ! 25" TELEVISION Walnut color console. 25" television. Oak THAT'S SIMPLY AFFORDABLE! HANOVER UNIVERSAL IHiMlllK—l'l •" ,!!.»* Sale INCLUDES 4 PIECE ENSEMBLE. .DOOR TRIPLE DRESSER, TRfcFOLO MIRROR. CHEST AND CHAIR BACK SPINDLE HEADBOARD. NIGHT CHEST OPTIONAL $99.00 E.R.V. $699.00 $ 499 DECORATOR TREE Yes, we have several life-like plants in stock to meet every decorating idea. E.R.V. $319.95 $ 179 TWIN MATTRESS SET Quilted 209 coil mattress with matching box spring. E.R.V. $259.95 MEMORIES Crafted from solid oak...only the finest oak hardwoods and oak veneers are selected and handrubbed to deep, natural golden oak finish...for a dining room that's as durable as it's beautiful. SAVE UP TO 45 % Prices start at An exceplional value al this price...featuring Herringbone oak veneers on most drawers, triple dresser (ronl and panel headboard Manufactured with solid oak plus oak and ash veneers, "Hanover- conveys a country flavor in a warm dark brown finish. The trl-fold mirror has two moveabto wings lhai lolrj inwards for more complete viewing and Ihe triple dresser features a raised panel door with two tray drawers behind. Authentically styled brass finish hardware is accented by wooden doweled swing bale pulls. TRADITIONAL ROCKER Choice of colors: Blue, Mauve, Rust, Tan & Green. 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