The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 20, 1986 · Page 2
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People The SaUna Journal Monday, January 20,1986 Page 2 \ JohnMadden FEELESP FINE — Johnny, one of three resident gorillas at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, La., manages a yawn while undergoing a checkup by zoo veterinarians. Johnny, heavily sedated throughout the session, was pronounced fit. Madden tops "Dullest'list for '85 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Sports commentator and former football coach John Madden topped the list of the Dullest Americans of 1985 issued by the International Dull Folks Unlimited. Others cited are TV commentator Andy Rooney, actress Joan Collins, chicken magnate Frank Perdue, actress-model Brooke Shields, New York Mayor Ed Koch, the comic strip character Ziggy, CBS Sports commentator Brent Mus- burger and Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C. J.D. "Dull" Stewart, chairman of the bored of the 700-member organization based in Rochester, announced the awards. The Dull Folks motto: "Enthusiasm wanes, but dullness is forever." Heroic dog thwarts an intruder BOSTON (AP) — A 9-year-old German shepherd shot four times while saving its elderly owner from a would-be burglar should recover, a veterinarian says. King was shot after lunging at an intruder carrying a sawed-off shotgun and a pistol who broke into the home of King's owner, Thomas Perkins, 77. "The guy came in and told me he was going to rob me," Perkins said. "When he showed the gun, the dog knocked him down. He got up and shot four times. He would have shot me if the dog didn't grab him." Two of the bullets lodged in the dog's neck, a third hit the left front leg and a fourth passed through the right front paw. The intruder fled through a window without taking anything, police said. Sinatra not Bears'kind of singer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chicago may be Frank Sinatra's kind of town, but apparently the Chicago Bears don't consider him their kind of singer. ; Sinatra, who celebrated The Second City in song] back when the present Monsters of the Midway were 1 toddlers, is scheduled to perform here Jan. 25, the evening before Super Bowl XX. And the man promoting the concert said he offered to sell the Bears the 1,600 remaining tickets, but they turned him) down. So he sold them to the New England Patriots for I $52,975. ' "I called the Bears first but they weren't inter- Sinatra ested," said Doug Regan, director of development for De La Salle High School, which is sponsoring the concert and will receive funds raised. "But the Patriots snapped them up. They asked for 1,800 tickets but we only had 1,600 left," he said. "I understand the seats are going to ticketholders and wives who won't have anything to do that evening." SLED BED — Allison Milner, 20 months, finds her sled just right for a quick nap on the ice at Chadwick Lake in Newburgh, N.Y. Locomotion was provided by her mother, Marion. Liars Club to let The Salina Journal idea of statue lie BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) - To tell the truth, the man who founded the local Liars Club 65 years ago doesn't want a monument in his honor. "I don't want no statue of me anyplace," said Otis Hulett, 87, so the current officers of the club that conducts an annual contest to determine the world's champion liar have agreed to let the idea, well, lie. Hulett started what later became the Burlington Liars Club as a reporter for the Racine Journal Times by making up a funny story on a slow news day in 1929 and sending it to the news services. Although Hulett disbanded the club in 1980, a group formed by the Chamber of Commerce kept up the contest, selecting a winning tale near New Year's Day from entries received around the world. Club Vice President Don Reed said Hulett in fact lives by the philosophy, "If you always tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said." If your SaUna Journal is not delivered by 7:00 a.m., please call your carrier or the Circulation Department at 823-6363 (1-800-432-7606, out of town subscribers). Same day delivery will only be made in response to calls received prior to 10:00 a.m. in Salina. For other service calls, our Circulation Dept. is open 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Advertising and Business office will close on Saturdays at 12 noon. Former soldiers in King's army now march to different beats P.O. Box 740 Zip Cod. 67402 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year at 333 S. <th, SaUna, Kansas, by— Salina Journal, Inc. (USPS47M60) HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Salina. Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hays and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALFERS, General Manager KAY BERENSON, Executive Editor JANE GLENN, Advertising Sales Manager JIM PICKETT, Advertising Production Manager KEVIN MCCARTHY, Circulation Manager KENNETH OTTLEY, Composing Foreman HOWARD GRUBER, Press Foreman RHONDA KELLEY, Credit Manager Area Code 913 Dlal82W3S3 SlngUcopy rat»» Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate M.OO including sales tax. By Motor Route — Monthly rate $8.50 including sales tax. City Motor Route same as 'By Carrier' rate. Mail subscriptions available in areas not serviced by carrier or motor routes. Send change of address to The Salina Journal, P. 0. Box 740, Salina, Kansas 67402-0740. ATLANTA (AP) — They were with him at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., that bleak April twilight in 1968, just as they had marched shoulder to shoulder through untold hostile towns in the South of the 1960s. Today, Ralph David Abernathy, Jesse Jackson, Hosea Williams and Andrew Young — the four chief lieutenants of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated on a balcony at the Lorraine 18 years ago — are different men on different paths on the eve of the first national holiday honoring King's birth. "It breaks my heart to think how we've drifted apart," said the Rev.. Hosea Williams, an Atlanta City Council member who also served nine terms in the Georgia Legislature. Williams, Young, Abernathy and Jackson were first among the young, bright, elite leaders of the executive branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the vehicle King founded and used to implement his philosphy of non-violent activism. Williams was King's advance man in the 1960s when the conference was staging dramatic confrontations in segregationist strongholds across the South. "We all had our roles," Williams said. "I, as field director, would go ahead of the others and mobilize the street people in the black communities. "Jesse Jackson would come in later and deal with the middle-class blacks and Andy Young would negotiate with the white power structures. Dr. Abernathy served as Rev. King's closest adviser and would soften up the crowds before King spoke." The four vividly recall being with King in Memphis when he was fatally wounded in the neck on April 4,1968. "We were just getting ready to go out to supper," Abernathy recalled. "Dr. King was outside, on the balcony, alone, when the shots were fired; I'll never forget it." Williams, 60, said: "I can't tell you how much that hurt. Dr. King was a genius, he was the person who united and held together the various, charismatic egos of his lieutenants. "Without Dr. King we're just not together anymore. None of us sees each other on a regular basis and if they tell you otherwise they're lying." Andrew Young, 54, also chose to go into politics and is serving his second term as mayor of Atlanta. * TJWI* WWP wWIWHIr ' regular basis and you otherwise they're lying." i "Martin Luther King and I went to jail together 19 times. He died In my arms, but I guess I wasnt good enough to be on the planning commission." »"&** ftev. Ralph Abwnattiy <-.V^»W^IVAyrtVAV. V* S Wi .. V W*. S SV.W. XVhWA % •, Young, a native of New Orleans, was the first of King's lieutenants to quit the SCLC. He was serving as the conference's executive director when he left the fold little more than two years after King's assassination. Young was elected to the House from Georgia's Fifth Congressional District in 1972, the first Southern black sent to Congress since Reconstruction. President Jimmy Carter appointed Young ambassador to the United Nations in 1977. Young resigned in 1979 because of public uproar over a clandestine meeting he'd had with members of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Williams marvels at Young's success. "That Andy," he said. "He can do more with white folks than a monkey can do with a peanut. We always said that about him, and the more I watch him the more I believe it." Among the top King aides, only Jesse Jackson has kept pace with Young's fame. A Chicagoan who came to the SCLC in 1966, Jackson has become the most prominent spokesman for blacks in the United States. In 1984, he ran an energetic, independent campaign for the presidency under the banner of the Rainbow Coalition. Abernathy and Williams endorsed him, but Young supported Democrat Walter Mon- dale. Jackson, 43, once served as northern director of the SCLC's Operation Breadbasket. Abernathy and Williams have made unsuccessful runs for Congress — Abernathy in 1978 and Williams in 1984. Both lost in Democratic primaries. In 1980, the two men lost some standing within the black community when they broke with tradition and backed Republican Ronald Reagan's bid for the White House. They later recanted and said they had been taken in by Reagan's promise to create jobs for blacks. Although all four former King aides are ordained ministers, only the 59-year-old Abernathy is active. Abernathy is pastor of Atlanta's West Hunter Street Baptist Church. Abernathy stepped down as SCLC president in 1977, saying he was "worn out." He now serves as SCLC president emeritus and is a life member of the board of directors. Last week he acknowledged feeling hurt by being left off the planning commission for the King holiday observance. "Martin Luther King and I went to jail together 19 times," he said. "We marched from Montgomery to Memphis in the civil rights movement and he died in my arms, but I guess I wasn't good enough to be on the planning commission." Agency keeps King's dream alive ATLANTA (AP) — Although the Southern Christian Leadership Conference no longer commands the attention it did in the 1960s, its leader says the civil rights organization is continuing the crusade begun by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "We are carrying on in the activist, non-violent manner Dr. King would have wanted," said the Rev. Joseph Lowery, SCLC president. The conference was at low ebb in 1977 when Lowery took over from the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, who had become president after King's 1968 assassination. Upon stepping down, Abernathy admitted he was "worn out." He also said he was frustrated by the conference's growing financial problems and the increasing friction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Jury to deliberate The Rev. Joseph Lowery which competed with the conference for many of the same dollars. Lowery says the conference — founded 28 years ago by King and other black ministers following the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott — is healthy and active. Lowery was jubilant Wednesday, the 57th anniversary of King's birth, as he announced a successful conclusion to the conference's boycott of the Winn-Dixie grocery chain, which promised to stop selling South African canned fruit and frozen fish. "This is the present Dr. King would have most appreciated, knowingjiis organization is alive and well," Lowery said. "Today we're faced with complex, worldwide issues that are so much more complicated than the questions we dealt with in the old days. Then, it was simply a matter of whether blacks could sit on the bus or be served at a lunch counter. in skimming trial I * Think Security KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) —A jury reached no verdict in its third day of deliberations Sunday in the case of five reputed organized-crime leaders accused of skimming $2 million in untaxed gambling profits from Las Vegas casinos. The panel, which spent five hours deliberating Sunday, will resume its work today, said John Miller, a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Joseph Stevens Jr., who is hearing the trial, which began Sept. 23. The defendants are Joseph J. Aiuppa, 78, John P. Cerone, 71, Joseph Lombardo, 58, and Angelo LaPietra, 65, all of Chicago, and Milton J. Rockman, 73, of Cleveland. If convicted, the five, face maximum sentences of 40 years in prison and $80,000 in fines. They are accused of conspiring to get an undisclosed interest in casinos operated by Allen Click's Argent Corp. through influence over the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund, which loaned Click $87.75 million in 1974. THE LONGER THE TERN THE MORE YOU EARN YIELD 9.576% 9.469% 9.202% 8.775% 8.349% ... 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There was a $41 million prize in the New York lottery in August, but it was shared by the holders of three winning tickets, including 21 factory workers who split one ticket. Previously, the biggest single prize in state history was $20 million in July 1984. Saturday's Lotto 48 game had rolled over six times, meaning that there were six twice-weekly drawings with no winner before Saturday. The game pulled in a record $27.88 million statewide. If there had been no winner Saturday, Quinn had predicted the next jackpot might have hit a record $50 million. PHIL KRUG JIM WILSON JACK LUDWIG JOHN KING Tlwrt ii a ptnalry for wrly withdrawal ol ctrttliulti of d«poill. Rain tubjtct la chart) SECURITY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 317 So. Sama Fe • 1830 S. Ohio MEMB*\F.S.U.C./Ph. 825-8241 DEAN GROVES SURCRS AND INVESTORS,!**. 21 7 S. Santa Ft 825-0286

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