The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 17, 1995 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 8

Publication:
Location:
Salina, Kansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 1995
Page:
Page 8
Start Free Trial
Cancel

- A8 Wednesday, May 17,1995 The Salina Journa. U.S. threatens tariffs on luxury Japanese automobiles By Th» Associated Pr«ss WASHINGTON — The Clinton administration threatened punitive tariffs Tuesday that would double the prices for nearly $6 billion of Japan's most popular luxury autos. The Japanese government announced it : was filing an unfair trading complaint be; fore the new World Trade Organization. ; The U.S. threat was the latest effort to • force concessions that would boost the sale of American autos and parts in the [Japanese market and narrow America's record $66 billion trade deficit with Japan. While many trade analysts predicted the dispute would be resolved before the sanctions actually took effect June 28, neither side showed any willingness to compromise. Representative of the 617 dealerships stocking the targeted cars warned of mass layoffs and bankruptcies. The list includes all five models of Toyota's Lexus, three of Nissan's Infiniti and two models of Honda's Acura as well as Mazda's 929 and Millenia and Mitsubishi's Diamante. "It is unbelievable that the U.S. government would wipe out an entire U.S. business segment in an attempt to send a message to Japan," said Walter Huizenga, president of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. At the White House, President Clinton signaled a tough line on sanctions, saying, "We can't any more sweep this tinder the rug. We've got to go forward." — President Clinton "We can't any more sweep this under the rug. We've got to go forward and we're going to do that." If no agreement is reached over the next month, 100 percent tariffs would be levied against the 13 Japanese luxury models, ranging in price from $25,000 to more than $50,000. The current tariff, or border tax, on these cars is 2.5 percent. Such a huge increase would be designed to eliminate all sales of those models in the United States. The cars were picked because they are not assembled in the United States and they represent the models that provide Japanese manufacturers with their biggest profit margins. Asked what he would advise American consumers if the sanctions take effect, U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor said, "Go take a look at some very good American cars." Auto analysts said the most likely bene- ficiaries of the stiff tariffs would be Euro} pean manufacturers of such luxury cars.! The $5.9 billion total would represent a record amount in U.S. trade sanctions. To ensure that the Japanese do not rush carg into the United States to beat the dead t line, the administration announced that the tariffs would apply retroactively to any cars entering after this Saturday — if there is no agreement. • The June 28 date for the sanctions will allow Clinton to raise the auto issue personally when he meets Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama at the annual seven-nation economic summit, scheduled this year for June 15-17 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. GM puts 'boats' in dry dock Big, rear-wheel-drive cars no longer sell By The Associated Press DETROIT — The big, heavy rear-wheel-drive cars that for decades have been symbols of American industrial might are coming to the end of the road. The last Buick Roadmaster, Cadillac Fleetwood, Chevrolet Caprice and Impala SS models will roll out of a General Motors Corp. plant in Arlington, Texas, next year, victims of changing automotive tastes, GM said Tuesday. The move represents the end of an era. ', "These are the big, heavy-bodied cars that tamed the frontier of the highway," Michael Marsden, dean of arts and sciences at Northern Michigan University and a scholar of the automobile in American culture. ; The Roadmaster, Fleetwood and Caprice are direct descendants of Detroit's iron of the '50s and '60s, when tail fins, acres of chrome and massive V-8 engines symbolized the strength of the nation and its carmakers. Buick used terms like "carnivorous" to describe the vertical bar grilles of its portholed Roadmasters of that era. But most of today's buyers aren't looking for two-ton road locomotives with soft suspensions and steering that isolates drivers from the road. Chrysler Corp. stopped making its "boats" in the 1980s, and three Ford models are the only other comparable vehicles in the market. GM is converting the Arlington plant to truck production because that's where the money is. Its sales of light trucks have doubled since 1975. Caprice and Fleetwood have been favorites of police depart-" ments, limousine companies, funeral homes and taxicab fleets. "But there's no retail demand for these cars," said auto analyst Christopher Cedergren in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Last year, GM sold only about 157,000 of the large cars built at Arlington. At the same time, it was unable to meet demand for its full-size pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles, of which it sold about 900,000. Ironically, the big cars were among the first models GM "downsized" in the 1970s in response to fuel-economy regulations, the oil crisis and the onslaught of small Japanese imports. GM said buyers will readily switch to other large cars in the GM lineup, front-wheel drive Cadillacs, Buicks and Oldsmobiles. But many police and taxi customers are likely to turn to Ford's rear-drive Lincoln Town Car and Crown Victoria. Great News for ARTHRITIS SUFFERERS DR.'Sf CREAM ! Amazing DR.'S CREAM DR.'S CREAM - new dual- action formula developed by a group of Doctors now available to relieve the suffering and nagging pain from Arthritis, Rheumatism, Bursitis and Muscular Aches. Available at your local Kmart Pharmacy. FOR ALL YOUR and Full-Line Lumberyard Prices Good Thru 5-21-95 CEDAR BOARDS Kiln dried inland red cedar. #3 & better grade. Size 1x4 1x6 1x8 1x12 8' 3.00 4.80 7.60 13.79 10' 3.80 6.00 9.50 17.49 12' 4.60 7.20 11.40 21.19 14' 5.40 8.40 13.30 24.89 16' 6.20 9.60 15.20 28.59 INSULATION R-ll* Comfort Therm Batt 3.5"xl5"x93" covers 155 sq. ft. i«ss804i ...33.50 R-13* Comfort Therm 3.5"xl5"x93" covers 15.25 sq. ft.iiu>844i> $ 32 R-ll* Kraft Faced Roll 3.5"xl5"x40' covers 50 sq. ft. 1137028 7.69 R-ll* Kraft Faced Roll 3.5"x23"x70'6" covers 135.12 sq. tt.tU6824i...*22 R-25* Unfaced Attic Roll 8"xl5"xl8'covers 22.5 sq. ft.umiM, 7.50 Sill Sealer (6 PC. Per Pkg.) <mw $ 13 R-ll* Kraft Faced Batt 3.5"xl5"x93" covers 155 sq. ft.i67662.ii SQ. FT 180 PKG 28.50 R-13* Kraft Faced Batt 3.5"xl5"x93" covers 116.25 sq. ft.i677ii5i SQ. FT 220 PKG ,*26 R-19* Kraft Faced Batt 6"xl5"x93" covers 77.5 sq. ft.,682436, SQ. FT. 270 PKG *21 R-19* Kraft Faced Batt 6"x23"x39 ft. covers 75 sq. ft. 036875) SQ. FT. 250 PKG 19 R-30* Kraft Faced Batt 10"xl6"x48" covers 58.66 sq. ft.iU69ii, SQ. FT 450 PKG 26.50 R-30* Kraft Faced Batt 10"x24"x48" covers 88.0 sq. ft. 113*946, SQ. FT 460 PKG $ 37 R-13* Unfaced Batt 3.5"xl5.25"x93" covers 116.25 sq. ft.i«4595«i SQ. FT. 220 PKG $ 26 R-19* Unfaced Batt 6"xl5"x93" covers 77.5 sq. ft.i83286:, SQ. FT. 270 PKG $ 21 R-19* Unfaced Batt 6"x23"x93"covers 118.83 sq. 1't.,832889, SQ. FT 260 PKG *32 R-ll* Unfaced Batt 3-5/8"xl6"x96"covers 213.30 sq. ft.iiuimwi SQ. FT 170 PKG $ 37 •THE HIGHER THE R-VALUE. THE GREATER THE INSULATING POWER. ASK FOR A FREE FACT SHEET. 10" Miter Saw T- \ 12 amps. Electric brake. Cuts 4-15/16" wide at 90 3-1/2" wide at 45°. KLS1030 (947555) With Tool Case & Ultra-Fast Bit Set- 3/8" Cordless Drill-Driver Keyless chuck. Variable speed, 0-600 RPM. 7.2 v built-in battery. , »6176DWF (377534) With Steel Carrying Case, Blade & Wrench Variable Speed Reciprocating Saw Kit 6 amp ball & needle bearing motor. Up tO 2300 SPM. KJR3000V 1598245) 127°° 46 00 Palm Grip Sander 1.6 amp motor delivers 14,000 OPM. With attached dust bag for clean, efficient sanding. 1*004552 OSMOSI FRAMING LUMBER TREATED LUMBER 2x4 Stud Engleman, spruce, lodgepole and pine stud graded stud. Kiln dried. Top quality studs provide strength, straightness & stability. Precision end trimmed to 92-5/8" nwmsi EA. n & Better Green Hem Fir 2x8x8' 5.36 2x8x10' 6.70 2x8x12' 8.04 2x8x14' 9.38 2x8x16' 10.72 2x8x18' 13.99 2x8x20' 15.99 2x10x8' 8.46 2x10x10' 10.60 2x10x12' 12.72 2x10x14' 14.84 2x10x16' 16.96 2x10x18' 21.99 2x10x20' 23.99 2x12x8' 10.32 2x12x10' 12.90 2x12x12' 15.48 2x12x16' 21.44 #2 Southern Yellow Pine 2x4x8' 2.39 2x4x10' 3.60 2x4x12' 4.32 2x4x14' 5.04 2x4x16' 6.24 2x6x8' 3.99 2x6x10' 4.99 2x6x12' 5.99 2x6x14' 6.99 2x6x16' 8.99 2x8x8' 6.65 2x8x10' 8.25 2x8x12' 9.85 2x8x14' 11.54 2x8x16' 14.20 TREATED PLYWOOD 15/32"x4'x8' Pine (127023) 17.99 23/32"x4'x8' CDX PUIOD 24.99 FARM & RANCH 12 6-Bar Red Multi-Purpose Tube Gate 4'(572163) 28.99 8'(572242) 39.99 10',572250, 43.99 12',572293) 47.99 14',572305) 53.99 16',572348) 60.99 12' Corral Panel 0226301 42.00 mm2mmnmm . Smelnw 2-Point Barbed Wire <isg686) 28.00 4-Point Barbed Wire ,267497) 32.00 48"xlOO' Horse Fence <i59U3> 77.99 60"xlOO' Horse Fence twisi, 93.99 39"x330' Field Fence (959818) 74.00 47"x330' Field Fence .958983) 79.00 34"xl6' Hog Panel 13173281 12.99 BUILDING MATERIALS !/2"x4'x8' Dry wall (MMD 3.99 3/8"x4'x8' Dry wall <i43949> 3.89 l/2"x4'x!2' Dry wall »44oi2) 5.99 !/2"x4'x8' Moisture-Resistant <i4407i)..6.39 5/8"x4'x8' Fire-Rated <umn 5.29 !/2"x32"x5' Durock® Cement Board uran, 10.88 5 Gal. Ready Mixed Joint Compound 12149731 7.99 40 Lb. Medium Ceiling Texture ( 3886is> 7.99 40 Lb. Coarse Ceiling Texture i3886.ni ...7.99 40 Lb. Fine Ceiling Texture ( mmn 7.99 8' Dry wall Corner Bead H-MIM*... 770 3-5/8"x8' Metal Drywall Stud ,39i 8 36»....1.55 3-5/8"xlO' Metal Drywall Stud (174706,..1.99 3-5/8"x!2' Metal Drywall Stud 12312481 ..2.22 3-5/8"xlO' Metal Stud Track 1231256, 1.77 ROOFING Tamko 20-Year* Fiberglass Shingles 3 bundles (I square) cover 100 sq. ft. Bundle 6.69 Square 20.07 Tamko 25-Year* Organic Seal-Down Shingles 3 bundles (1 square) cover 100 sq. ft. Bundle 8.49 Square 25.47 "DETAILS IN STORE 3'x36' Roll Roofing Covers 100 sq. ft 12.99 #\ 5-X Blue Label Red Cedar Shakes 4 bundles cover 100 sq. ft .'.BDL. $ 35 15 Lb. Felt Underlayment 4-square roll covers 432 sq. ft. (766329) 9.99 8' Corrugated Steel 11325101 5.88 10' Corrugated Steel 1132537) 6.88 12' Corrugated Steel 1132553) 8.44 14' Corrugated Steel (13256D 9.88 16' Corrugated Steel 1132588) 11.44 10' White Pro Panel 8 Steel 12849911 15.99 12' White Pro Pane'* Steel 1285006) 17.99 Omnifilter™ JL--* \ I Basic Water Filter Unit | Cartridge sold separately. »ou-i 1251873,g Ring Sprinkler I Waters up to 45' diameter. Great for lawns I land flower beds. »ii2 (647241, I Garden Flags i uarueii r tags \ • Brightly colored nylon. V J IPOLE & MOUNTING BRACKET SOLD SEPARATELY | | Flush Mount iBird Feeder/Bath ,359887, | INSTANT REBATE AT THE CASH REGISTER Reg. Price 16.99 Sale Price 14.99 Instant Rebate ...-5.00 O99 KEBATE ENDS 5-: 1-95 J MW GAL AFTER INSTANT REBATE 15-Year* Valspar® Flat Latex House Paint Quality paint. Thousands of decorator colors. Water cleanup. »273imSERIES •DETAILS IN STOKE 15-Year* AI-TI-R 10.99 48 93 n r i Oval Or Round White China Lavatory . 20"xl7" oval or 19" round. Self rimming. • Il7(>5935/704690, FAL'CET SOLD SEPARATELY I I . YOUR I CHOICE 99 I Cultivator, - ^ 1 I Transplanter or Trowel • ,974163/974147/974171, I | Glass-filled nylon head. 12'fiberglass | L pole. 16" blade. TOSS(294815) • — MB mmm tmm mtm mm mm mm mm mj I ; 4'x8' White ! Plastic Lattice i One-piece construction. 1 Durable, never needs painting, i ' 1854141, i 5"xlO' White or Brown Steel Gutter ,145769/145821, I 10' DoWnSpOUt 1145785/145880 5.09 Green Or Brown 24" Splash Block I Prevents washouts at the base of 388 WnSOOUtS. 1147101/781198, | iSemi-Liloss «272on SERIES iv.yy ; ( ,r n '. | 8' Landscape i Timber mm EA. . CCA treated to resist decay I and termite damage. | Slab cut two sides. 2 69 79' r-":-- IdOWnSOOUtS. ,147101/781198 r I i Shelf & Rod Bracket Holds shelf and closet rod securely. ,495212, With Two Keys 5 99] VO Sides. ,118515, I I ,495212, 'J t mm* — mmm mrtm ixma m*m* mmmt mam smut mmm mm* — mm** mmm mmm* mm* mmji I ''Bright Brass Entry Lockset . Keyed exterior, turn-button interior lock." I ,444779, I km mm. ••• mm mm* mm* mum mm* mum mm* mm* I r.uildlnnMitfrhlt 0000 000000 0 OPEN SUNDAY • 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM SATURDAY 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM 707 NORTH BROADWAY, SALINA KANSAS 827-9666 •FREE ESTIMATES • DEPENDABLE DELIVERY We strive to keep every item in stock. For this" reason, we reserve the right to limit quantities purchased. Due to the vast array of products carried, in-store items may vary slightly from advertisement's illustrations. Prices on lumber, plywood and other commodity items are subject to change without notice. Although we cannot be held responsible for printing errors. We welcome customers' comments and recommendations. Copyright 1991 Payless Cashways, Inc.

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free