The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 15, 1986 · Page 5
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Nation/World The Salina Journal Wednesday, January 15,1&86 Page 5 Briefly Retail sales post December gain WASHINGTON (AP) - Retail sales, powered by the return of attractive auto financing-incentives, rose 1.9 percent in December for the strongest gain in three months, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The December increase helped boost retail sales for the entire year to $1.38 trillion, 6.3 percent above 1984. This boost was substantially below the giant 10.5 percent gain recorded in 1984 and many analysts have cautioned that sales in 1986 are likely to rise at an even slower pace as consumers struggle with a record-high debt burden. The strength in December came from a 5.7 percent jump in auto sales from November. The rebound reflected a new round of incentives instituted by General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. that included financing as low as 7.9 percent on selected cars and trucks. The 1.9 percent December rise in overall sales followed a revised 0.7 percent increase in November and a 3.9 percent drop in October, a month when car sales plummeted after the first round of cut-rate auto financing was removed. Former aide may succeed Block By The New York Times WASHINGTON — Richard E. Lyng, former deputy secretary of Agriculture who is now a private agricultural consultant, is scheduled to meet today with personnel officials at the White House to discuss succeeding John Block as secretary of Agriculture, according to White House and congressional sources. Key White House officials said Lyng was scheduled to meet with Robert Turtle, director of presidential personnel. The officials said Lyng, a 67-year-old Californian who was director of the state Department of Agriculture in Reagan's first term as governor of California, was the "front-runner" to succeed Block, who resigned a week ago. They said "there is overwhelming support for him." Study reports on U.S. nuclear tests WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States conducted at least 12 and possibly as many as 19 unannounced underground nuclear weapons tests between 1980 and 1984, an environmental group said Tuesday. Citing research based on public sources of information, the Natural Resources Defense Council said the tests showed the Reagan administration had stepped up the pace of nuclear weapons research, despite government figures indicating a stable rate of testing from the Carter administration. Eight of the unannounced tests could be confirmed based on information obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey or the Hagfors Observatory in Sweden, which detected them in 1983 and 1984, the report said. Guatemala inaugurates president GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Vinicio Cerezo became Guatemala's first civilian president in 16 years Tuesday, facing ruinous inflation and the delicate task of dealing with human rights abuses without alienating the powerful military. Gen. Oscar Humberto Mejia Victores, the retiring chief of state who seized power in a 1983 coup, administered the oath of office to the 43-year-old lawyer from the centrist Christian Democratic Party. The 100 members of Congress, 51 of them from Cerezo's party, were sworn in earlier Tuesday. Cerezo was elected to serve a five-year term. His I inauguration ends nearly four years of rule by r<d decree begun by a coup March 23,1982, that brought Cerezo Gen. Efrain Rios Montt to power. Mejia Victores replaced him in a coup Aug. 8,1983. Fighting rages in South Yemen; president reported to be injured By The New York Times ADEN, South Yemen — Street battles raged in the capital of Southern Yemen on Tuesday after an attempted coup against the Marxist government there by a more hard- line, pro-Soviet faction. In Aden, bombs were dropped on the airport, ships in the harbor exchanged fire with tanks along the shore and there was heavy fighting in several key districts as the factions struggled for control, according to the fragmentary reports by radio from diplomats in the city and merchant seamen trapped in the harbor. The fighting appeared to indicate a split in the 27,500-man, Soviet- equipped armed forces of Southern Yemen, a 19-year-old nation at the mouth of the Red Sea. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia on the north, Oman on the east and Yemen on the north and west. The Soviet Union maintains naval bases in Aden—once a major British base — and on the island of Socotra, strategicaly situated in the shipping lanes of the Arabian Sea. Tuesday evening, there were reports that troops backed by armored personnel carriers were advancing on the Presidential Palace, according to messages sent to shipping off ices in Bahrain. There were also continuing reports, which could not be confirmed, that the president, All Nasser Mohammed al-Hassani, had been gravely wounded in an attempted assasina- tion. The attempted coup against Hassani was announced Monday by the government radio, which said that the coup had been thwarted and the four leading plotters executed. The radio went off the air an hour and a half early Monday night and did not resume broadcasts Tuesday. The impoverished country was cut off from the outside world Tuesday, its telephone and telex lines severed and the airport closed. Hassani was known to have been attempting to shift the foreign policy of the country, formally known as the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, particularly in attempting to restore strained relations with its conservative neghbors, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The key figure in the attempted coup was believed to be former President Abdel Fatah Ismail, described by diplomats in the area as "a doctrinaire Marxist" and a veteran of the nation's frequent power struggles who returned only last fall from five years in Moscow. Three times before Ismail — with the backing of Hassani, his comrade from guerrilla struggles for independence from Britain — had succeeded ousting rulers he found too conservative. Official says U.S. won't wage 'economic war' on South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Chester Crocker, the Reagan administration's top African policy adviser, Tuesday rejected increasing U.S. economic sanctions in an effort to force dismantling of apartheid. 'We don't seek to | wage economic war on this country and its people," Crocker said. Crocker, the U.S. assistant! secretary of state' for African af- Crocker fairs, said after two days of talks with government officials, "We don't think reform can take place in a climate of economic decline." He also said it was time the world listened to South Africans — "all of them." South Africa's main anti-apartheid movement, the United Democratic Front, refused to see Crocker. The group said Washington's policy of "constructive engagement" bolstered the Johannesburg government and undermined "the liberation struggle." Crocker spoke at an airport news conference before returning to Washington. Reporters asked if the United States, having imposed sanctions against Libya, will keep on resisting demands by anti-apartheid activists for tougher measures against South Africa than those already in effect. "My government has no regrets for what it has said," Crocker said. "But perhaps the time has come for the world to pay attention to what South Africans — all of them — think what courage they are prepared to muster to resist the temptations of violence and repression." Crocker refused to say if he was more optimistic at the end of a three- day mission aimed at pressing South Africa on apartheid reform and independence for the mineral-rich territory of South-West Africa, also called Namibia. An independent monitoring group, the Institute of Race Relations, reported Tuesday that 16 months of violence against the race segregation system had claimed 1,028 lives by the end of December. Shuttle fHght cut day short SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP)—NASA cut a day off the belated flight of the shuttle Columbia on Tuesday, blaming unfavorable weather forecasts at the landing site and the rush to prepare the ship for its next mission. The shuttle will land at the Kennedy Space Center at 7:28 a.m. CST Thursday, instead of Friday as previously planned. Tuesday also had other disappointments, including the continued failure of equipment intended to take enhanced photos of Halley's comet. Columbia's mission, which started Sunday 25 days late after a record seven postponements, has created a schedule pinch for National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials who want 15 shuttle flights this year. Columbia is scheduled to be launched again March 6, and it takes weeks to prepare it. There are only a few days during which that mission can be launched to place Columbia in the proper orbit to study Halley's comet and other celestrial targets. RALPH WEIGEL Bonds - Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron Dr. Martin Luther King Ir.'s Holiday Salina Celebrates Wednesday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church Choir Will Sing At Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. Weight going up and down likeayo-yo? Use the coupons below to save $2.05 now. 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