The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 10, 1986 · Page 20
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The Salina Journal Friday, January 10,1986 PageNZ Cities facing the worst of times as federal well begins to dry up At work (Continued from Page Nl) of the year for the Kenny Rogers Western Collection of clothing and accessories. He won the same award two years ago. Klein represents the Oklahoma- based Lyntone belt company in Kansas, western Nebraska and Kansas City, Mo. The award for best sales results came during the annual western wear market held Jan. 3-6 in Denver, Colo. was a seven-table Mitchell game, .with an average score of 84. First place winners North-South were Grade Andreen and Ruth Worley with a score of 94V4. Second were Marge Lederer and Jill Royer at 92. First place East-West were Arleen Browning and Earl Bondy, scoring 100%. Second place were Mr. and Mrs.E.H.Haganat98%. By John Thompson, age 5 811 Neal gram. Pam VanHorn, County 4-H agent, talked to us about setting goals and having fun in 4-H. Lori Johnson and Christy Malir led us in group singing and Kasey Lagerman led us in recreation. We voted to participate in the Gavel Game Contest. We welcomed new members Amanda Childers and Lynette Ring to our 4-H Club. Scrapbook Motocross champions Jeff W».kJ, left, and Ron Lechien, right, posed with Madeline Brann and Nick Nicholson. At Kawasaki show Madeline Brann and Nick Nicholson of Nick's Kawasaki, Salina, attended the recent Kawasaki dealer show in Dallas where the 1986 products were previewed. Nothern in Who's Who Listed in the 20th edition of Who's Who in the Midwest 1986-1987 is Ella Nothern, Rt. 1, a registered nurse employed at the Good Samaritan Center in Minneapolis. McDonald's honors three Three East Crawford McDonald's Restaurant employees were honored at the restaurant's Christmas Party in December. Each was presented a 5-year charm for their years of service. Receiving the honors were assistant manager Terry Baldwin, 433 E. Kirwin; Ruth Pelischek, 1925 Robert, and Leah Schmidt, New Cambria. SES Parents Club to meet The Southeast of Saline Junior- Senior High Parents Club would like to invite all Southeast parents to attend the club's meeting at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13. The program will be given by St. John's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Center. Program for 4-H juniors All Saline County 4-H junior leaders are invited to attend a self defense program at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Mentor Methodist Church. Sod Busters go caroling The Sod Busters 4-H Club families met in December and went Christmas caroling at the Salina Nursing Center. We then enjoyed recreation led by Jeff Dunlap, a gift exchange and refreshments. We also brought new or used toys to be given to other children at Christmastime. Each 4-H family received a special Christmas decoration from the Clover 4-H Club in Idaho. We have been sharing with the Clover 4-H Club as part of our people-to-people project this last year. This event was planned by the Engstrom, Wageman and Bair families. At our regular monthly meeting, special presentations were made by Wendy Albrecht, telling us about the Saline County Ambassadors pro- 1985 Well, another year over and done with. 1985. For me, it was the greatest year of all! All the movies: "Back to the Future," "European Vacation," Sixteen Candles," "Agnes of God," "Beverly Hills Cop," "White Knights," "That Was Then This Is Now" and "St. Elmo's Fire" are just a few of the great movies of '85. And the groups. Terrific groups came out of 1985. Tears for Fears, Hooters, Aha! and Mr. Mr.; groups that changed the world: Band-Aid, USA for Africa. Great fund raisers like Live-Aid and Farm-Aid. The year 1985 was the greatest year for tragedies. For example: Achille Lauro. the Italian cruise ship, and all of the planes that were hijacked. We also lost some terrific people in '85 — people like Samantha Smith, Rock Hudson, and Yul Brynner. Samantha was a young peacemaker; she died in a plane crash. Rock Hudson, a talented actor of many years, died of AIDS. Yul Brynner died of cancer. He was a famous actor world-recognized for the musical, "The King and I." All in all 1985 was a pretty mixed year. World hunger today; world peace tomorrow. Happy New Year.! Jessica Crist, age 12 642 Rockview Road WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronted with the potential demise of much of what's left of the federal social spending they've come to count on, cities across America are considering whether they must retreat as well or raise taxes to carry on. It's not an academic planner's discussion of future years, either. Revenue sharing, the $4 billion annual remnant of the Nixon era, is being whittled away in Congress for the current fiscal year and automatically expires in nine months. Other programs that pump billions into large and small cities are threatened by the automatic spending cuts that Congress established last month in a desperate bid to tame deficits, with the first round of cuts likely in three months. Mayors, who delivered an intense cry for congressional help during the December meeting of the National League of Cities in Seattle, see multimillion-dollar holes in their budgets. And that comes at a time when many older cities have enjoyed new vitality and downtown recovery, often with the help of federal money. "It is the worst of times, in that it is bleak and it's tough and there's no national urban policy, no real commitment to cities and the problem cities are facing," said Republican Mayor William H. Hudnut III of Indianapolis, invoking Charles Dickens' "Tale of Two Cities" to tell the tale of many American cities. "And yet it's also the best of times, in that the cities are proving their vitality and resiliency and there's a lot that's happening that's good in cities. Our city is better off now, had more progress, than it was six years ago — and yet we've endured a lot of cuts." Many cities have also endured tax increases. Voters in Cleveland, for instance, have approved two tax increases asked for by Mayor George V. Voin- ovich in six years — and rejected four more. Republican Voinovich, who has lashed out at President Reagan for refusing to seek a federal tax increase to cure the deficit, says he'll ask for another Cleveland tax hike next year to replace the city's $14.5 million revenue sharing check. It's either that or lay off 550 city workers, he said. But not every city is willing or is able to raise taxes, and the proposed solutions don't follow party or ideological lines. "I believe the people will opt for reduced services rather than increased taxes," said Philadelphia's Democratic Mayor Wilson Goode. Cities, Goode said, "either have to retrench or, I think, face taxpayers' revolt." In Philadelphia, federal revenue sharing contributes $45 million to the city's $1.6 billion budget. More comes in a variety of other programs, including a share of the $4 billion a year federal community development block grants, which Philadelphia uses to renovate aging public housing. Like most cities, Philadelphia uses revenue sharing for basic services, and its loss poses the question of reducing police and fire protection or trimming elsewhere to make up. "I believe people in my city have reached a point where increased taxes would be counterproductive,'" Goode said. "Therefore, it will mean fewer police officers, fewer firefighters, fewer sanitation workers, fewer recreation workers, fewer health care workers, fewer human service workers." Raising local taxes is a process made difficult in many areas by restricted tax bases and state limits on property taxes. In California, where Proposition 13 touched off the tax-limitation wave, a two-thirds voters' majority is-needed to raise property taxes, noted Sunnyvale Vice Mayor Ron Gonzales. "It's either cut services or raise taxes — and in many areas we don't have the second option," he said. Cities like Sunnyvale, in California's Silicon Valley, are looked to by many city officials as models of how local government can work. But federal aid isn't viewed as a frill even by city leaders of the high-technology and high-growth sunbelt. In San Antonio, Texas, where a biotechnology industry is emerging, Mayor Henry Cisneros points to the $17 million a year received in community development block grants. The city has used the money to upgrade streets, drainage, libraries, parks, social services and housing in poor central-city neighborhoods. "We are going to get hurt, and bad," Cisneros said. "It will not be possible to persuade the large metropolitan tax base to raise taxes in a kind of anti-tax era. It will not be possible to raise taxes to provide poor people's programs. , "What effectively will happen is that poor people will be frozen in place," Cisneros added. "We'll say, Corporate aid to education at new high At play Sheehy and Royer win Winners in a four-table Howell movement Dec. 30 at the Red Coach West were Mike Sheehy and Jill Royer, Abilene, with a score of 60. Average score for this game was 42. Second were Lea Lorenson and Betty Bolt with 47. Seven tables for bridge The Friday Night Duplicate Bridge Club played at the Red Coach. There NEW YORK (AP) — Higher corporate profits helped push business contributions to education up 16.4 percent to a record $1.6 billion in 1984, $225 million more than the previous year, according to a survey released this month. Colleges and universities were the biggest beneficiary, receiving 71 percent of corporate largesse, said the annual survey jointly conducted by the Council for Financial Aid to Education and The Conference Board. "Although corporate profits are still almost 7 percent below their 1979 peak of $252.7 billion, support of education has grown by 82 percent since then," said John R. Waite, president of the council. The $1.6 billion represented an estimate of all corporate giving to education, based on the responses to the llth annual survey. In all, 422 corporations responded out of a total of 2,000 surveys mailed out, according to Arthur C. Kammerman, a spokesman for the council. Education received 38.9 percent of the contributions reported by the 422 respondents, more than any other cause. Health and human services came second at 27.7 percent, and the remainder went to civic activities, culture and arts, and other causes. Total contributions to all causes reached an estimated $3.8 billion in 1984, up 15.2 percent from the previous year, according to the survey. About half the contributions to colleges and universities went for departmental and research grants. The rest represented gifts that businesses NEW YEAR SPECIAL 25 % -40 % on Boys' Infant to 4 Girls' Infant to 14 Young Juniors' 0-7 Select groups only IN THE ELMORE CENTER HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10-5 Closed Sunday Start 1986 off right by brightening your surroundings. Give flowers to someone speeial — yourself. YOU DESERVE IT! 'folks, it was good working with you for eight years; this is as far as it goes. This is where it ends. Where you are in '85 is where you stay, in poor neighborhoods.' "No matter how prosperous San Jose or Phoenix or San Diego or Denver may be in the aggregate, there are pockets of poverty where it (the federal community development block grants) has made all the difference." In Minneapolis, Mayor Donald Eraser says it'll take a small tax increase to make up the $6 million in revenue sharing. If mass transit aid goes, bus fares will shoot up, he said. , But other areas probably can't be replaced, he said, citing "extraordinarily expensive" housing projects and subsidies for poor city families. "That'll just die," he said. Whether all those programs are really going away is still a question. They are a likely target for domestic cuts required under the deficit- reduction plan signed by Reagan, but Hudnut said mayors may be overreacting with their "Cassandra rhetoric." But revenue sharing, the biggest of the lot, seems certain to fold, he said. And that prospect turns Republican Voinovich into the mayors' angry man, venting frustration at Washington. "You reach a threshold where you can't go beyond it," he said. "Enough is enough. 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