The Jackson Sun from Jackson, Tennessee on August 30, 1978 · 1
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1 PHONE 424-8080 o :oaoV r- e 1978 Jackson Sun, Inc. ii 1 1 i ii v-i i ii i r w i 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii w.il 1 1 1 1 1 1 i Four Sections Jackson, Tennessee 15 Cents good afternoon Wednesday August 30, 1 978 Call Sun Line 424-8080 or write Sun Line Box 1 059, for action and information. Include your phone number or address in case your question requires clarification. Sun Line selects the most interesting and informative queries to appear in print. All callers' names are kept confidential. Q. I have a freezer in which I stored some treated corn seed, which created an odor prohlem. I've defrosted the freezer several times, but the odor is still there. Do you have any suggestions? R.S. Adamsville A. Try again, says Madison County associate extension agent Judy Cloud. After defrosting, wash the freezer with warm sudsy water, using any household dishwashing detergent. Wash again with water to which baking soda has been added (baking soda absorbs odors). She suggested you let the freezer air for two days with a fan in the room to circulate the air. It's possible the odor was absorbed by the wrapping on items stored in the freezer with the corn. If so, you'll probably have to rewrap these items to get rid of the odor. Q. I read in last Friday's paper that Jake Butcher was not at the scheduled meeting Thursday night. Yet, the Commercial Appeal reported he was there but left to attend the Obion County Fair. I talked to several people who said they saw him there, yet the paper contends he wasn't. Who's right? B.R. Jackson A. Both are. As The Sun reported. Butcher greeted early arrivals, but left before the rally began. Q. Will you try and straighten this mess out for me? I made one purchase from Aldens mail order house in Chicago; it was for $49.89, which I paid in full. One pair of shoes and a smoke alarm were damaged, so I returned them to the company. Aldens then sent me an exchange pair of shoes and a new smoke alarm, which I was satisfied with. Then, I got a bill for $11.43. 1 wrote the company a letter, explaining I owed nothing, then the company sent me a check for a "refund for an overpayment on" my account. In the meantime, the company kept adding finance charges onto my account, giving me a balance of $28.48. I wrote several more letters to the company, and returned the check they sent me in error. I finally got a response that said, "the matter that you have written to us about has already been taken care of." I thought it was taken care of, until I got two letters on the same day, one saying I owed $20, the other saying I owed $15. Now what? D.S. Alamo A. It took several letters and telephone calls from Sun Line, but Alan Craig, director of Aldens credit service, said your account now reflects a .00 balance." Please Turn To Page 2 h r t i 5 R index Business 1 OB Classified ' 10A-12A Comics 11C Crossword 1 1 B DearAbby 1C Deaths , . 9 Education 8B Farm 10 Leisure 1 1 B Living 78 1C-5C Matter of Record . . 9 Opinion 2A-3A People . . . 6C, 8C, 1 OC, 1 2C Religion 4 A Seek & Find 1 IB Sports 1B-7B tv Log 1 1 B the weather Considerable cloudiness with chance of showers and thunder-showers through Thursday. High Thursday low 80s. Low tonight upper 60s. Winds northeast 5 mph tonight. Probability of rain 30 percent tonight and 40 percent Thursday. A More weather on page 2 Tornado Hits Memphis, 24 Injure MEMPHIS ( AP) Edna Ray had turned to serve a customer at the drive-in window of the chicken restaurant when she spotted the funnel cloud barrelling toward the restaurant. "I told everybody inside to get down and I told the customers to get out of their cars and get on the ground," she said. THE TORNADO dipped down about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, cutting a criss-cross swath in a block of fast food restaurants, shops and service stations on Elvis Presley Boulevard. The storm knocked out power, peeled roofs, overturned cars and sprayed dozens of persons with broken glass. Police said 24 persons were taken to Methodist Hospital South, where at least one was hospitalized in satisfactory condition. There were no fatalities. The hospital, two blocks east of the tornado-damaged section, was not damaged but lost power and switched to emergency generators. Scores of police, firemen and Civil Defense personnel moved into the area within minutes after the storm struck. The damage was confined to Whitehaven, a southern section of the city of 650,000, Tennessee's largest. The gutted area is about a mile south of Graceland, home of the late Elvis Presley, and two miles west of Memphis International Airport. City officials estimated damage at S10 million and Mayor Wyeth Chandler said he would request federal Sfi Whirlpool ' " ' . j rvja tm zzttxs JVA; - -J A tornado ripped through most of a block of heavily-developed Elvis Presley Boulevard Tuesday night, injuring 24 persons, one seriously, and damaging fast food restaurants, drug stores and service stations. A disaster funds. Scattered looting was 3IRS RAY SAID the funnel cloud reported, but police said there were . missed the chicken restaurant, but no arrests on looting charges. Police dipped down less than a half-block and private guards secured the area. away. AP Loserohoto number of cars were overturned. The twister struck south of Graceland Mansion, which was undamaged. "It started taking the top off Wendy's and then it started peeling the top off the Pizza Hut next door and the windows started caving in," General Strike Against Somoza Gains Momentum MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) Air force planes bombed Nicaragua's third largest city and civilians battled President Anastasio Somoza's soldiers in other towns as a general strike to drive the Somoza dynasty from power gained important new support. Two planes bombed Matagalpa, 100 miles north of Managua, for two hours Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding many others, a Red Cross official there said. The military garrison in the city of 40,000 people had been under siege for three days with the civilian population in virtual control of the streets. THE RED CROSS source said it was impossible to determine the exact number of casualties because many victims were taken home by friends and relatives who feared the national guard, Nicaragua's 7.500-man army would raid the hospitals. He said 80 soldiers had been rushed in as reinforcements, the town had been blacked out by a power failure, the Red Cross appealed to Managua for desperately needed blood and plasma, and the people appealed to the archbishop of Managua, Miguel Obando y Bravo, to intercede with the government for them. The archbishop was the chief mediator between the government and the leftist guerrillas who seized the National Palace last week. In Managua, a bomb killed five national guardsmen patrolling in a jeep, a doctor in the military hospi tal reported. Frequent street battles were reported in Leon, a city of 50,000 residents, and a Red Cross source there said the general strike had paralyzed business. ESTELI, 90 MILES north of Managua, was tense, a Red Cross official there said, but the national guard was reported occupying the heart of the city and keeping it under control. Meanwhile, the country's most powerful business organization, the Nicaraguan Development Institute, declared its support for the anti-Somoza strike that began last Friday and urged its 700 members to join in the "political-labor" protest. "The government is extremely weak when compared to the morality of the Nicaraguan people and that fact along with the honor of the people will finally bring an end to this long travesty of liberty in Nicaragua," said Manual Jose Torres Barios, the president of the the institute, which supported another anti-Somoza strike in January that lasted two weeks. An official of the Managua Chamber of Commerce said 70 percent of the businesses in the capital were closed Tuesday, the fifth day of the strike, and the institute's support was expected to shutter more of them. The strike was reported even more effective in other cities and towns. SOMOZA DEFIED his foes, telling ' ' i Hit; p i i :$'&.tr? -&-i.&-m. AP Laserchoto Youths carrying pistols, wearing masks, and covering their faces huddle near a wall in Matagalpa, Nicaragua Tuesday. Embattled President Anastasio Somoza vowed to remain in office despite a growing nationwide protest strike against him. Sign reads, 'no prisoners by Christmas,' and is signed by the Sandinista liberation group. reporters his resignation would invite "chaos and ararchy" and would "betray the aspirations of Nicar-aguans who want to live in a free society." "The issue in Nicaragua today is the survival of democratic government," he declared. "Nicaragua is far from perfect, but it is moving toward a democratic government. I intend to fulfill my constitutional duties and remain as president until my term expires in 1981." Mrs. Ray said. "People just began pouring out into the streets. Please Turn To Page 7 Deficit Drops Dollar TOKYO ( AP ) Word of the huge U.S. trade deficit in July drove the dollar down nearly six yen at the start of trading on the Tokyo foreign exchange today. It recovered less than a yen to close at 189.725, 2.4 percent lower than Tuesday's closing rate. The drop, the biggest since the 1973 revaluation of the yen, came after similar action Tuesday on the European and New York markets following the announcement that the American trade deficit in July was $2.99 billion, nearly double the June amount. THE DOLLAR lost more ground today on all European foreign exchange markets. The dollar fell 1.4 percent against the West German mark in Europe Tuesday, 2.4 percent against the Swiss franc and 1 percent against the French franc. About $1.17 billion of the U.S. deficit came in trade with Japan, compared to $l-billion deficits in both May and June. The total U.S. deficit with Japan so far this year is $7.49 billion, compared to $8.1 billion for all of 1977. Trading in Tokyo ended Tuesday before the Washington announcement, and the dollar closed on the Japanese foreign exchange market at 194.30 yen, 10 yen above its record low. Trading opened today at 188.50, and dealers said importers began buying, which pushed the U.S. currency at one point back above 190. arathon: Jackson Runner Surviving Ordeal Of Preparation By DAVID HENRY Sun Reporter John Minervini is running his social life into the ground. That's happened since the Jackson beer distributor got the idea last spring to spend a September morn ing running 26 miles and 385 yards. THAT'S HOW far he'll have to go to prove to himself that he can get in good enough shape to run the marathon the test of endurance commemorating a Greek solider, Philip-pides who ran from a battle on the Plains of Marathon to Athens, announced that the Greeks had won and fell, dead. Minervini doesn't have the incentive of knowing mothers and children are awaiting his arrival to see if they will soon be overrun by the Persians. His wife, Sissy Shute, will 5 " , tfl -flfc "$'f . ''Sus.'"" Sun Photo Bv Jim Burton John Minervini runs seven hours a week and gets plenty of bedrest to train for marathon participation be happy to see him complete the Sept. 23 Andrew Jackson Marathon so they can break the training routine, return to the discos and stay out after 10:30 p.m. She's been going by herself. "There is an irrational part to the training," admits Minervini, but he's glad he's doing it. ; "I guess it's the challenge of the event itself" that's appealing, he says. There are benefits, too, he says. He's lost about 20 pounds, and he feels healthy. His wife recognizes that and, despite the restrictive marathon training, is glad that he runs. And, several women have told him he's got great-looking legs. He doesn't see the marathon as a race. "My goal is to finish. "The marathon for beginners is an endurance challenge," he says, pointing out that he's only been running since December. Before that, he worked out in a physical fitness program at the YMCA. So far, he hasn't run farther than 16 miles. Runners who have competed in several marathons are an inspira-'tionto him, he says. MANY OF the more than 100 runners who'll come to Jackson from all over the South for the AAU sanctioned event will be trying to do more than just finish, he says. They'll be trying to run each mile in less than seven minutes to finish in less than three hours and qualify for the Boston Marathon. , He's been doing more than just running to prepare. He's read extensively and planned his training strategy.. When you go that far you have to use extra padding in shoes and do lots of stretching to avoid injuries, he says. This month, he's been running seven hours a week, sometimes on Sunday with other local people who are plannigng to make the run. This Sunday he'll run 20 miles but he'll not go any farther before the marathon. "The idea is to build confidence." he says. Please Turn To Page 7

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