The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 26, 1986 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 26, 1986
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T1 Sunday T 1 1 ne Journal Home Edition — 75 Cents Salina, Kansas SUNDAY January 26,1986 114th year — No. 26 — 46 Pages Body found in creek bed Craig Chandler Sheriff, police and EMS personnel carry the woman's body up the creek embankment along 1-70 west of Brookville Saturday afternoon. By BRENT BATES Staff Writer BROOKVILLE — Authorities suspect that a woman whose half-naked body was found face down in a shallow creek along Interstate 70 in western Saline County Saturday afternoon was murdered. Law enforcement officials are searching for a white male driving a black Pontiac TransAm in connection with the incident. The woman was found in the shallow waters of Mulberry Creek near I- 70, about five miles west of the Brookville interchange. She was spotted by truck drivers on the interstate, who alerted authorities at about 2:15 p.m. Officials do not know who she is, how she got there or how she died. "We really don't know anything," Saline County Sheriff Darrell Wilson said after authorities pulled the body from the icy waters of the creek. "We'll try to identify her. We'll try to look for a cause of death, and find out who she is, where she's from and who she was with. We won't have anything until we find her identity." Officials were searching Saturday night for a man about 30 years old, 5- foot-6 to 5-foot-7 with a beard and tattoos. The man was driving a black TransAm with a dent on the driver's side, according to Wilson. He said the man is not necessarily a suspect in the case, but was seen in the area Friday evening and may be able to provide some clues. The body was discovered by eastbound truck drivers, who spotted the body in the creek, and bantered about it on their citizens band radios. One truck driver turned around, drove to the creek and confirmed that it was a body. The driver then called the highway patrol from a service station at the Brookville interchange. The woman was found without a (See Body, Page 9) Khadafy sails in missile-laden boat to meet U.S. fleet MISURATA, Libya (AP) — Col. Moammar Khadafy, dressed in a royal blue and emerald green ski suit and an admiral's cap, sailed out into the Mediterranean on Saturday to meet the U.S. 6th Fleet in a 350- ton patrol boat loaded with four missiles. "Libya cannot be patient forever to live under America's international terrorism," the Libyan leader told a shipboard news conference in Misurata harbor, 125 miles east of Tripoli. "I am going out to the parallel 32.5, which is the line of death, where we will stand and fight with our backs to the wall." The parallel he referred to is the northern boundary of the Gulf of Sidra. It runs roughly from Mis- urata to Benghazi, on the eastern side of the gulf, and encloses what is "indisputably part of Libyan territory," Khadafy said. Khadafy delivered his new challenge to the United States one day after the U.S. 6th Fleet announced naval air exercises off the Libyan coast, including the Gulf of Sidra. "The Gulf of Sirte (Sidra) is part and parcel of Libyan territory," Khadafy said. "We call on the international community to prevent the United States carrying out military maneuvers inside Libya's economic zone... which stretches to the continental shelf of Malta and Italy." There was no indication whether any vessel of the 6th Fleet was in the area, and Khadafy did not indicate what he would do if he met one. The United States arid all other Western powers have refused to recognize Khadafy's claim to the strategic gulf as within Libyan territorial waters beyond the traditional 12-mile limit. In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Anita Stockman said she had no comment on Khadafy's trip or what he had to say about it. In addition to the dispute over Libyan rights to the Gulf, Khadafy said he was proclaiming "a new confrontation with the United States" over Libya's claim to the entire continental shelf zone in the central Mediterranean between Libya and the continental shelf of Malta and Italy. Such a claim would give Libya exclusive rights to the seabed in an additional area 800 miles long and more than 200 miles wide from south of the Italian island of Lampedusa to the greek island of Crete. According to Khadafy, it would also give him the right to control navigation in that area. Military exercises anywhere in that area risked damaging Libyan oil and gas rigs and other installations, Khadafy declared, adding: "I call upon the entire world community to stop America carrying out military maneuvers in this Libyan economic zone." The 6th Fleet, including the car- riers Saratoga and Coral sea, is now holding extensive air exercises throughout the offshore zone claimed by Khadafy. Standing on the bridge of the missile-carrying patrol boat Wamid (Lightning), he headed at full steam through the choppy waters of the Mediterranean toward the heart of this zone. Reporters, who had been flown the 125 miles from the Libyan capital of Tripoli, followed him for about three miles out of Misurata aboard his private yacht Farah. The yacht then turned back to the harbor, while Wamid, escorted by a sister ship, headed northwest toward Benghazi, a distance of 300 miles. Khadafy boards boat. Today Inside BAD WEATHER FORCES a delay in the launch of the space shuttle that will carry teacher Christa McAuliffe into space. The launch is now set for Monday. See stories, Page 28. ACTING IS WORK, Salinans find out at a workshop sponsored by the Salina Community Theatre. See story and photo, Page 8. SHANTY DWELLERS in San Francisco and New York face eviction from their "Hoovervilles." See stories and photos, Page 30. ROBERT CALDWELL keeps Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream alive. See story and photo, Page 3. SACRED HEART captures the Salina Invitational basketball tournament Saturday. See Sports, Page 19. THE ONLY FULL-TIME professional magician in Kansas hails from Hoxie. See Great Plains, Page 29. Business 6-7 Classified 31-35 Entertainment 36 Living Today 11-17 Local/Kansas 3,8 Nation/World 5 On the Record 9 Opinion 4 Sports 19-26 Weather 9 Weather KANSAS — Partly cloudy and cold today with highs around 40 in the southwest to the mid-20s in the northeast. Clear with lows in the teens in the southwest tonight to around zero in the northeast. Partly cloudy Monday with highs in the 40s in the west to the upper 20s in the east. Craig Chandl.r Henry "Shorty" Kieffer looks over the K&W Drug Store's contents one last time before it is auctioned off today in Belleville. Auction of drugstore marks end of an era By BRENT BATES Staff Writer BELLEVILLE — Soda pop from the fountain at the K&W Drug Store will be on sale today for the same price Henry Kieffer used to charge. But the coke dispenser will be on sale too. And the soda fountain. And the stools in front of the fountain. And everything else in the store. There's been a drug store at 1820 M Street in Pelleville since the 1920s. But today, contents of the drug store will be put on the auction block. "Shorty, (Kieffer's nickname) we're going to be selling Cokes tomorrow for 20 cents," said Leonard Royer, who bought the store 10 days ago, and is now selling its contents at the auction. "Won't get rich that way," Kieffer said, taking a seat on one of the stools at the fountain. "You made money that way back in your day. I'm going to show I can make money at 20 cents too," Royer said. Kieffer was the "K" in K&W Drug. He retired 10 years ago, but the "W," Fleming Wilson, kept the store open until October, when he abandoned his mortar and pestle. Kieffer started working as a pharmacist in the drugstore in 1931. It was known then as Colwell Drug Co. and was in a store several buildings north of its present location. Arbuthnot Drug Co. was in K&W Drug's present location. But in 1947, the drug stores swapped locations. "He took his fixtures out here and we took ours out there and passed each other moving back and forth," Kieffer said. Kieffer started buying interest in the drug store in the 1940s, and after World War II, Wilson came to town and began buying shares of the store too. In 1955, Kieffer and Wilson bought old Mr. Colwell out, and started K&W Drug Store. In the early days, Kieffer said the drug store sold a little bit of everything. "At that time we sold horse medicine and hog medicine, veterinary supplies, wallpaper, paint, toasters, refrigerators," Kieffer said. "Then department stores came along. They took away our appliance business.'' It was also often up to the pharmacist to dispense medicines and come up with things to cure people's ailments. "I sold lots of sassafras bark in the springtime," Kieffer remembers. "People had to get their blood cleared out in the summer. It got all clogged up in (See Auction, Page 9) Details snag ag secretary appointment WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is expected to announce this week its choice of an agriculture secretary to succeed John R. Block, but the road to that announcement has been rockier than expected. Since Block announced Jan. 7 that he would be leaving the job in mid- February, the consensus frontrunner to follow him has been Richard E. Lyng, Block's former No. 2 department official and the state agriculture commissioner for California when President Reagan was governor. Lyng remains the leading contender — some congressional and Agriculture Department sources say the decision to name him already has been made — but conflicts over filling second- and third-rung department posts have snarled the appointment process. Asked in an interview whether he had been offered the post, Lyng said, "No. I don't think there's been a decision" by the White House staff or President Reagan. However, Lyng said when pressed that he would accept the Agriculture Department job if offered. The conflicts in the selection process, according to interviews over the past week with administration and congressional officials, involve both politics and personalities. Agriculture has been a touchy issue for Republicans in recent years, and GOP popularity has been on the wane in areas like Iowa, where the first contests for the 1988 presidential election will occur. Vice President George Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R- Kan., and Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y. — all contenders for the next Republican presidential nomination — have shown an interest in the selection process for replacing Block, said several of the officials, who spoke only on condition they not be identified. Another clinker has been the amount of leeway Lyng would have in the new job to select his own senior staff. Associates of Lyng made it (See Secretary, Page 9)

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