The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 14, 1996 · Page 1
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Salina, Kansas
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Monday, October 14, 1996
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Or-„ Acting up AIDS protesters march on White House, toss urns over fence/A5 INSlOE . . * 1871-1996 **.....-• AL champs The New York Yankees beat Baltimore for World Series berth / B1 SPORTS -.•--.•.. v. • Back in time: igg? calendar looks at Saline County's past / A3 • FiPSt-ClaSS effOPt: Union aims to give inside view of schools / A6 INSIDE w/Ti M V High: 80 Low: 50 Sunny today with south winds 10 to 20 mph. Partly cloudy tonight / B7 WEATHER Salina Journal Ann Landers / B7 Classified / B5 Comics / B8 Crossword / B8 Deaths / AS Great Plains / A3 Sports / B1 Viewpoints / A4 INDEX MONDAY OCTOBER 14, 1996 SALINA, KANSAS 50 cents CALENDAR Calendar tevsts the past Museum fund-raiser yses old photos from Saline County towns By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal The photograph shows three young girls — Maurine Stevenson, ' Nellie Pearl and Lelah Lyter — ensconced in a horse-drawn car' riage, the carriage wheels covered with flowers. Underneath is a quote from the Oct; 12,1900, edition of the Weekly Republican Journal: "People who have seen many flower parades elsewhere say that they have never seen one that excelled the one held in Salina this afternoon... Santa Fe Xvenue was lined with people long before the parade started." - It's just one snippet of Saline County's history that appears in the Smoky Hill Museum's 1997 calendar, "Yesterday's Heritage Today," now on sale for $10 a copy. Calendars are available at the museum store, 211 W. Iron, and at several downtown stores. The money will go toward museum educational programs and exhibits. I':'; The calendar was put together rtjy Judy Lilly, Kansas librarian 1 for the Salina Public Library, and *llve Boyle, a board member for friends of the Smoky Hill Muse- •tjm. The calendar captures slices ;pf early-day life from several r-Saline County towns, including "Assaria, Gypsum and Brookville. "^ "We wanted a broad scope from Saline County, with pictures from as many Saline County towns as we could," Lilly said. ' • Jhe calendar includes a large historical photograph for each month, \fi^Q a quotation under each. *3S:nd for each month, the women 'pjflied a quotation from one of Saline County's early-day newspapers. . Some are serious, relating the possibility of paving Iron Avenue ',-prlajvisit from Mother Bickerdyke, the Tennessee Army nurse. : -"- Others are more humorous. The February quotation, from ,the Feb. 3,1905, edition of the Salina Evening Journal, states: "Poi lice are looking for the party who :."has been stealing the evening pa- fcer from the police station." And for each month, the women highlighted a half dozen or so his- lorical dates, such as the March 5, 1866, establishment of Cracker Box School No. 5 in Solomon Township. '.-See LIVING IN THE PAST, Page A3 Lined up TOM DORSEY / The Salina Journal Russ Heller of Wichita searches for a misplaced door-prize ticket Sunday afternoon at Oakdale Park during the annual MDA Poker Run sponsored by the Salina Harley Owners Group. More than 100 riders participated in the event that took them to Ellsworth, Geneseo and Lindsborg. T CAMPAIGN '96 Dole keeps up the heat on Clinton 'We're used to fighting back,' GOP nominee tells New Jersey crowds By JOHN KING The Associated Press SOMERVILLE, N.J. — Opening a critical campaign week, Bob Dole focused on taxes and trust Sunday and promised to prove wrong those who believe his quest for the White House is a lost cause. "We're used to fighting back," Dole said. The Republican nominee strolled and bused across New Jersey, targeting Italian-Americans by march- 4 Dole may push hard in California / Page A2 ing in Newark's annual Christopher Columbus parade before two afternoon rallies in traditionally Republican subifr- ban areas where Dole has struggled this year. With three weeks to Election Day, and President Clinton holding the lead, this is a week of make-or-break challenges for Dole. He faces Clinton in the second and final presidential debate Wednesday and must make final decisions on a state-by-state electoral targeting and advertising strategy that has little if any room for error. Many prominent Republicans privately dismiss Dole's chances of catching Clinton. "The sky is falling," was how the conservative Weekly Standard put it in an editorial this week, suggesting Dole was running so badly his campaign might cost the GOP its congressional majorities. But Dole was in good spirits, despite only modest crowds here and at a later rally in Hamilton. Campaigning with Gov. Christie Whitman, Dole recalled that she, too, trailed in late polls but won by promising a major tax cut. "Like Governor Whitman in 1993, we are coming from behind to win," Dole told a rally outside the Somerset County Courthouse in the Republican stronghold of Somerville. As Dole sold his promise of a 15 percent across-the-board tax cut, chants of "Four More Years" sprung up from Clinton supporters across from the rally. Dole ignored them and made the The Associated Press Bob Dole tries to drum up support Sunday in New Jersey. case that Clinton could not be trusted to keep his promises — recalling his pledge of a middle-class tax cut in the 1992 campaign and subsequent 1993 tax increase. "If he is re-elected for the next four years, you better hold onto your wallet and everything that isn't nailed down because he will be coming after it," Dole said. Dole heads West on Monday to prepare for the San Diego debate, and he won some applause from supporters when he asked, '"You think we ought to get tougher on Clinton?" "Well, we're thinking about it," Dole said. At the Hamilton rally, he promised to press Clinton on why he raised taxes after pledging to cut them. Previewing another likely debate theme, Dole called Clinton the "great exaggerator," raising the president's oft-repeated claim of putting 100,000 new police on the street. "You won't live long enough to see 100,000," Dole said.Dole said the number of officers deployed was closer to 12,000. Dole also said credit for declining crime rates should go to mayors and police chiefs — not the president. And he said Clinton was running a campaign of fear by trying to scare the elderly, veterans and others into believing Republicans would cut their benefits. "For Bill Clinton, every day is Halloween," Dole said. ^sSif" Wftd From the Saline County Journal October 19,1871 W.H. Johnson and M.D. Sampson, edjtors The awnings on Santa Fe avenue, that come on- -ly about half the length of the walks, should be extended or taken down, As it is the posts that are stuck in the middle of the sidewalk are very much of a nuisance. Subscribers failing to get their paper are re' quested to call at the Journal office, when all deficiencies will be remedied. We sometimes fail, in our hurry, to mail papers, but when we strike any . name from our books we shall take the proper means to let the person know it. This statement is made, as some persons complain of not obtaining their paper. Salina was founded In 1858 Salina population in 187Q: $18 First Saline County Journal: Feb. 16,1871 A weekly look at the Journal's firat year V PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT Helpful scents Pleasant smells cause people to act more pleasantly By MATT CRENSON The Associated Press The climate-controlledi color-coordinated and tropical plant-lined corridors of the prototypical American shopping mall can make visitors feel like subjects of a carefully planned psychological experiment. Which is exactly what shoppers became recently when Robert Baron and his researchers entered Crossgates Mall in upstate New York. As consumers strolled past Cinnabon and Nine West, Mrs. Field's and Banana Republic, they encountered young folk requesting change for a dollar or clumsily dropping ballpoint pens. Little did the subjects suspect that their conduct was being evaluated. The researchers were trying to see if the heady aroma of coffee or the soothing, grandmother's- house smell of baking cookies might lull people into acts of kindness they would otherwise forgo. One of two experiments showed that while under the olfactory influence of roasting coffee or baKing cookies, people were more than twice as likely to provide a stranger with change for a dollar than they were in unscented surroundings. The dropped-pen experiment produced similar results. "Lo and behold, when there was a pleasant fragrance in the air people were more helpful," said Baron, a professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Each experiment tested the helpfulness of 116 "When there was a pleasant fragrance in the air people were more helpful" Robert Baron professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shoppers, and both tried to match the scented and unscented test areas as much as possible for things like time of day, volume of pedestrian traffic, nearness to mall entrances and lighting. The experiments also gender-matched testers and subjects, with only men approaching male shoppers and only women approaching females. That limitation was requested by mall director Charles Breidenbach, who worried that shoppers — especially women approached by men — might interpret a change request as a lame pickup effort. In a paper accepted for publication in a future issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Baron explains how pleasant smells lead to good deeds. "The effects of pleasant fragrances on social behavior stem, at least in part, from fragrance-induced increments in positive affect," Baron writes. 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