The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 18, 1986 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, January 18, 1986
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HTI Salina T 1 1 he Journal Home Edition — 25 Cents Salina, Kansas SATURDAY January 18,1986 114th year — No. 18 — 50 Pages Two Salinans believed killed By JILL CASEY Staff Writer GAINESVILLE, Texas - Two Salina men were believed to be among three people killed Friday morning in a plane crash eight miles south of Gainesville, Texas, according to the Cooke County Sheriff. The Salinans were believed to be pilot Mark Nelson, 210 E. Walnut, and passenger Roy Will, 528 Seitz. A third victim, whom Sheriff John Aston would not name, was believed to be from Wise County, Texas. Aston said he hesitated to release names because a forensic specialist had not yet examined dental records and other data that would give positive identification. "We had to talk to the people there (in Salina) and get the dental records," Aston said. "This isn't easy. People could've gotten on and others could've gotten off (the plane). We don't want to misidentif y anyone.'' The Beechcraft Bonanza crashed and burned in a field at about 10 a.m. A spokesman for the Gainesville Airport said the airport had been closed until noon Friday because of dense fog. Aston said Will and Nelson had left Salina Thursday and stopped near Decatur, Texas, later that day. The plane left Decatur Friday morning with the man believed to be from Wise County aboard and was enroute to Grayson County, 70 miles north of Dallas, when it crashed. A spokeswoman for the Salina Airport said Nelson had not filed a flight plan Thursday morning. The pilot did not radio for help, said a sheriff's investigator, but he and other investigators had not ruled out engine trouble as the cause of the crash. Sheriff's investigator Jim Bleything said the plane apparently tried to land in a grassy field but its nose dipped and hit a ditch, flipping the plane. "It's hard to say if it was trying to land," said Bleything. "I don't know if it was weather-related or if the engine just malfunctioned. We had a lot of fog out here this morning." Bleything said when the nose hit the ditch, the plane's engine was buried about two to 2% feet in the ground. Nelson and Will were believed to be on business for Moss Sales and Services, State Street and 1-135, a dealer of fertilizer spreaders and other equipment. Company officials could not be reached for comment Friday night. Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board authorities will continue investigating the crash. The Associated Press also contributed to this report. Officers survey site of plane crash near Gainesville, Texas. Today Inside TED STEIN returns to coach football at Salina Central High School. See Sports, Page 13. SACRED HEART was the only boys' team in Sauna to win Friday night as the Knights defeated Ellsworth. See Sports, Pages 13 and 14. PRESIDENT REAGAN has three polyps from his colon and a sample of skin from his face removed for further study during a routine checkup. See story, Page 5. THE SALINA SCHOOL DISTRICT is calling Salina residents to ask questions about its services. See story, Page 17. Classified 20-22 Entertainment 24 Fun 23 Living Today 6,7 Local/Kansas 3,17 Markets 9,10 Nation/World 5 On the Record 11 Opinion 4 Religion 19 Sports 13-16 Weather 11 Weather KANSAS — Mostly cloudy east and mostly sunny west today, and cooler with highs in the 50s. Partly cloudy northeast and clear elsewhere tonight, with lows in the 20s. Mostly sunny Sunday, with highs about 50 northeast to near 60 far west. William Augman Jr. speaks about Martin Luther King Jr. and his theories about racism Friday at Kansas Wesleyan. TomDortvy Speaker preaches King's philosophy Tribe leaders recommend burial laws LAWRENCE (AP) — Indian leaders from six tribes, including four Kansas tribes concerned with the use of an Indian burial site near Salina, met Friday to discuss drafting legislation to restrict the exploitation of burial sites in some states. "It's not only Kansas that's coming to grips with this issue," Walter Echo-Hawk said during a symposium at Haskell Indian Junior College. Tribal leaders, archaeologists and legislators have met during the past year in Colorado, South Dakota, Illinois and Washington, D.C., to discuss the subject. "The question of how we deal with Indian burial sites in 1986 has been much discussed, not only within the Indian community but within the scientific community," said Echo- Hawk, a staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund'in Boulder, Colo. In Kansas, interest in the sanctity and use of Indian burial sites has been generated by a site near Salina that is privately operated as a tourist attraction. Some Indian leaders want to restrict such uses of burial grounds. "We have proposed for the state to purchase this and develop the site with dignity and as an open historic exhibit," an archaeologist, Tom Witty, said during the conference. He said some Indian leaders might oppose the idea and want the bones reburied. "The feeling on this is that burial sites are sacred," said Haskell President Gerald Gipp, who said the proposal probably will be opposed. "A fairly common theme of all these tribes is, "They ought to be re- (See Burial, Page 11) By JILL CASEY Staff Writer The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. embraced the philosophy of personalism, believing all people have dignity and worth and that hatred injures the hater as well as the hated, said a speaker at Kansas Wesleyan Friday. "He knew it doesn't matter what race, gender or economic status a person is," said William Augman Jr. "And that's the lesson Christians must learn to live by in everyday relations." Augman's speech, entitled "King's Understanding of Racism," was one of several activities in Salina this week honoring the life and accomplishments of King. On Monday, a federal holiday honoring King will be celebrated for the first time. Long active in the civil rights movement, Augman is the associate director of field education and associate professor of religion and sociology at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He said King devoted his life to eradicating racism and knew well that the roots of racism had been embedded in American society since colonial days. "Long before large numbers of Africans were brought here," said Augman, "whites had embraced the concept of manifest destiny, that God had ordained them to rule this part of the world. "King said racism is total estrangement," Augman told the audience of about 50. "It separates not only bodies but minds and spirits." His socialization by middle-class parents and by the black church tradition, which emphasizes the liberating aspects of theology, contributed largely to his determination to fight racism, said Augman. "He resented segregation and racism as a child and he devoted his life to eliminating them for his people, "said Augman. King's middle-class upbringing probably gave nun the strength, through economic security, to devote himself to the civil rights movement. "As I've looked back," Augman said, "I've come to realize that the great movements are always started by middle-class folks. Poor people spend all their time and energy trying to exist, to survive." Augman is to speak again at a special worship service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Eighth. The St. John's Baptist Choir will perform at 3:15 p.m. Other events scheduled include a birthday party for children today from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Carver Center, 315 N. Second. On Monday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Allen Chapel AME Church, 1021W. Ash, will conduct a prayer vigil. Bad-luck shuttle to try landing again today SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — Columbia, setting a record for landing delays to match its record for launch postponements, remained stuck in orbit Friday as bad weather for a second day washed out efforts to bring it down in Florida. NASA told Columbia's astronauts to try for a Florida return again today, but to plan for a California landing in darkness if ram and fog again obscure the Kennedy runway. Columbia, originally set for launch Dec. 18, went through seven delays before lifting away last Sunday, and now is the first shuttle to experience two consecutive landing postponements. Mission commander Robert Gibson had expected to land at Edwards Air Force Base in California Friday after dense rain clouds blocked the Florida return, but NASA management decided to hold Columbia in orbit an extra 24 hours and try Florida again today. Officials admitted that the weather forecast was "marginal." "We've figured now that we've given you the two-day extension you asked for, it's time for you to come home," mission communicator Shannon Lucid told Gibson. "If the weather is no-go at KSC (Kennedy), we'll see you in at Edwards." "That's what you told us for today," said Gibson. "(That) was sort of practice," said Lucid. "Today I told you for real." Former Salinan Steve Hawley is also on the flight. Flight Director Gary Coen said that today is the last daylight opportunity Columbia has to land in Florida. Gibson and pilot Charles Bolden have practiced nighttime landings at Edwards. NASA currently does not permit nighttime landings at the Kennedy space center, where the concrete runway is narrow and surrounded by water. The Florida landing would come at about 6:31 a.m. CST today; an Edwards landing would be 87 minutes later, at 7:58 a.m. CST. Roberts opens fire at budget-balancing law By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING Great Plains Editor ABILENE — The Gramm- Rudman budget-balancing law is "unwise, unworkable, unconstitutional and blatantly unfair" and could lead to a major tax increase in the near future, Rep. Pat Roberts, R- Dodge City, said Friday at Abilene. "Unfortunately, the much-touted Gramm-Rudman bill is a fraud," said Roberts, who spoke to about 80 people at the Abilene Country Club. "It's a creation of the big spenders in Congress. In looking for a way out, they'll first hope the Supreme Court strikes Gramm-Rudman down as unconstitutional. The next step would be to raise taxes—again." The legislation, which was passed by Congress in its final hours before Christmas recess, triggers automatic spending reductions, which lawmakers say will lead to a balanced budget by 1991. Several areas, including Social Security, are protected from the cuts. Agriculture, health care, transportation and other areas could get "poked with a stick or maybe it'll be more like an electric cattle prod," Roberts said. For fiscal year 1986, Congress must slice $12 billion from the budget to satisfy Gramm-Rudman. Of that amount, $1.3 billion will come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and would account for the largest cutback of any agency except the Friti MwtiMI Rep. Pat Roberts speaks to Larry Berg and other members of the Abilene Rotary Club Friday. Defense Department. When farmers visit their local USDA offices to collect crop price support loans or apply for target price deficiency payments, they'll have 4.3 percent deducted from what they otherwise would have gotten before Gramm-Rudman. The 1986 loan rate for wheat will be trimmed by 10 cents, from $2.40 a bushel to $2.30 a bushel. Deficiency payments — the difference between the market price and the target price established by the government — also would be reduced. "Because the big spenders in Congress still lack the guts to make the tough decisions, they ended up exempting nine programs from any cuts whatsoever and limiting cuts in five other areas," said Roberts, the only member of the Kansas House delegation to vote against the bill. "As a result, a full three-fourths of the federal budget is exempt from any cuts at all. That leaves only one- (See Roberts, Page 11)

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