The Springfield News-Leader from Springfield, Missouri on March 17, 1982 · 1
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Wednesday, March 17, 1982
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el THE 0 0 "1 f TpsN Of! TT piriiiigiiieM ILMiiy N 2 -J Sa SKM SPffcNGF CUD. M5SSOURI, tOE$04Y MQftN'NG. MARCH 17, t t tot !5c Layoffs of Dayco employees announced By Jeff Catron i t Kffl .,i"v"li Tiri T,' !0 JifuSartK! hfJi. to 'v Uifarf ctr twrr !fw s I 3. w t f , . ''.-. MiJ TW wptojw' Us ir day titi t r'rwiy W r traftifemr.i. - ( njnt.rf v 'rfiJujrt J: m.r rJg t,i dm . fuj lh Mnj.'l tThJu tc;i 4.Mn lo n!hrr mtAbfwturrrt -.(hiB Davo " Datvo pror.iw! mn g-f M H,:r..J u! TV trttst-r (wiftH r touted tn VV:!i-rtM.r. s C , and WajmemSi. N C Mr ia,d th Ujxtft ;K wr (W to :h ettoumy ard thr lo trf certain Hmr, urn- of the ITS w.hirf receiving layoff nvlnn Tuewlay tatd :r company 1 cutting lh Murk fort r- 4um- union members will not renr (fodJitr thrr yi-if (ir,!rt f jrrj to in &l set LAYOFFS, Pa JA Administration wants to cut dairy supports The Aihx:I1 Prww WASHINGTON - The Reagan d ministration will prnpu chanri in th costly dairy pnr support program to rut hundreds f millions of dollar from its 1982 price tag. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Richard Lyng said Tuesday. Lyrtg told th House Agriculture Committee the dairy program r visions will be the only changes th ad ministration will seek in th farm program put together last year. That includes, he said, the terms of the acreage reduction program for major 1982 crop, formally announced in January as an effort to cope with huge surpluses that have depressed market prices. Lyng said there Is little chance farmers failing to participate will become eligible for government price supports later this year. "For the 1982 crop, we believe the program has been announced, and the secretary has made some rather firm statements not to change, modify or reopen," Lyng said. See DAIRY, Page 2A 1 . I " r r L f i " j - ' 4 i 4 Mil ' yrAVs; r-. TtV 8 WBfe 'wtkF'F'fn if f ,"3.'l i,if fn ' i.( ' - J1. " J - ji...J" w . y . ., I V -4;. 5 r 3 1 if o" I ' 1 4 St ''cf i ' Y 1, r TtkV. Staff PhotoBryan Qngsby Nine-year-old Harold RodlcK Jr. pets his dog cost of $170,000. This is the elder Rodick s Tuesday in front of what is left of his family's second experience with a tornado. His parents' house in Cedar Springs. His father, Harold, home was destroyed by a tornado in Barnes, built the brick house himself two years ago at a Kan., 37 years ago. ii mail By Kevin Madden CU,ty IW tV)tri) h.mixmner in pjrlt if uthft MiiHiri relumed to their home Tuettay to ficn up the mem uw! bv K'Vfral iorn,Uw thai rwmMrd thrvuiuh part of Mmniuri. K.tnii nd Oklahoma !te M.imljv Oo lrtar County urM-hfTs deputy iallHt the aftermath a "fUt-A me " TV day after three tornadoes Miw,i thriHiKh Vernon County tM at ft 20 p m Monday and two one half mile apart al ft SO p m -people buied thertiM'lvet with clean irtg up the me, Mid Vernon County nhertfrs Deputy Terry D.vis Owner of with destroyed hou'i and limt tx heavily damagett hontes gathered their shattered xtrur turvs nurthwent and northeast of Sheldon MeinIxT of the Mi!mrt lHMrttnenl of Hif;h.iv and Trails portiition cleared ro.nli. mid work men (nm utility eomMni' rebuilt power line "There .ire wime harm that were completely destroyed," Davis suiid "There are trailer houwi we haven't even found yet We had a rough time here "I've seen lornadiH'i before, but It wa hard lo believe how bi( this one was," Davis said, describing one of two tornadoes he aw passing the tiny community of Sheldon on Monday nihl "I mean It was gigantic hefty, real (tin k " One strange night left by the torna-doe are wooden telephone poles strewn about highways in the twiHted shM- of pretzels, Davis said. At least 95 houses In Cedar, Barton and Vernon counties In Missouri and Mulberry, Kan., were destroyed or damnged heavily by Monday's tornadoes, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. In addition, a patrol pilot said 2,000 outbuildings were destroyed or ever!y damaged, and numerous houses sustained minor damage. In Cedar County, Mrs. Lois mlth, 75, died when her Cedar Spririffs area home was destroyed, said Sheriff L.A. Morlan. ' At least $2 million to $2.5 million In damage was done in Cedar County, with the heaviest damnge In and near Cedar Springs, Morlun said. Eight to 10 Cedar Springs homes were destroyed and many others were damaged. In addition, i tornado destroyed El Dorado Sales Company, a livestock business Just south of El Dorado Springs. In Barton County, five homes were See photos, Page 3A Town ravaged, Page 4A destroyed and about 17 were dam aged, a sheriffs dispatcher said. Homes near Libera! belonging to t mory Vacca, Marion Reynolds and I.O Bunion were destroy), s well a the home of Carl lawis and an other Nashville reildent. Jatper County was relatively urt-scathed, said Sgt. Charles Alle of the Jasper County sheriffs oftic. David Deer, a iherlffs deputy, was slightly Injured when glass in his patrol car shattered, Alle said. Deer was treated and released at St, John's Mmlical Center In Joplin. The tornado shattered all windows in Deer's car except the windshield, which was cracked. In addition, the car was damaged by flying gravel and apiieared to have been sandblasted, Allee said Deer's car was parked at an abandoned filling station In the northwest part of (he county near the Kansis-Missouri state line. The filling station was leveled, Alice said. "It is a flat A men," said George Hamilton, a deputy sheriff In Cedar County. "It first touched down In Liberal ( ), went back up in tli clouds, came back down in Sheldon in our county, went back up and set down In Cedar Springs," said Barton County sheriffs dispatcher Richard L Burch. "It just went hop-skipping across the countryside." The twisters were spawned by t powerful storm system which developed In Oklahoma and ran across southeastern Kansas into Missouri, said Fred Ostby, a forecaster with the . National Weather Servlce'a Severe Storm Center in Kansas City. The storm system developed as an intensive low pressure system drew warm, moit air from the Gulf of Mexico, he laid. Ostby said the weather service had ' confirmed 23 reports of tornadoes In Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, including five in Missouri. "There was a bunch of them Just dipping In and out of the clouds," said Highway Patrol Sgt. Vern Reynolds. He said the patrol had received reports of 18 tornadoes In western Missouri. "They would drop down for a mile or two and then go back up Into the clouds before dropping down again," he said. Reagan: Missile freeze 'not good enough' From Our Wire Services OKLAHOMA CITY - President Reagan dismissed a Soviet move to stop deploying medium range nuclear missiles in Europe Tuesday as "not good enough," and said that if the Russians are really serious about arms control they will negotiate real reductions in such arms, not just a freeze. Reagan, putting aside his prepared speech momentarily during a visit to the Oklahoma State Legislature, said, "Those who are serious about peace, those who truly abhor the potential for nuclear destruction, must begin an understanding for real arms reduction ..." The president was answering an announcement by Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev that his country will unilaterally cease deployment of medium-range weapons aimed at Western Europe. The Soviet leader said the freeze would remain in effect until U.S. Soviet arms talks in Geneva, currently recessed for two months, Brezhnev declares missile freeze, Pages 17A and 18A produce an agreement, or until the United States begins deploying medium-range missiles in Western Europe itself. Reagan was in Oklahama, the last stop in a three-state tour, to promote his economic and "new federalism" policies. Cheers competed with jeers as Reagan arrived at the State Capitol here as several hundred demonstrators, ranging from Indians to teachers to pro-ERA groups, gathered outside to protest The president told the legislators that his program will help all Americans because It will "give new life to the economy," and added, "The gloom-and-doomera notwithstanding, our country is ready to move into high gear," Reagan said he would stick with his budget reductions, as well as his tax cuts and defense buildup despite the controversy In Congress. And, in a special appeal to this oil-rich state, Reagan took credit for decontrol of oil prices, which he maintains gave the country more oil, more energy conservation and lower prices. And he made his apologies for not fulfilling his pledge to eliminate the windfall profits tax on oil. He said "political reality" prevented it, but he offered as consolation the new tax bill, which eliminates the tax for many royalty owners and Independent producers. Invoking Oklahoma's pioneer heritage at every turn, Reagan said that centralization of power in Washington has resulted in individuals being "confronted with edicts issued thousands of miles away by people for whom no one has ever voted. "This is not freedom," the president told the Oklahoma lawmakers. "It Is not democracy. And it does not work." The president's Oklahoma speech concentrated on the themes of individual liberty, the benefits of private sector enterprise and the lessening of government interference. He quoted Will Rogers, Oklahoma's favorite son, as saying, "Lord, the money we do spend on government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money 20 years ago." After his speech President Reagan flew to flood-ravaged Fort Wayne, helping stack a few sandbags along a rain-swollen river as he climaxed a two-day trip in which he continually stressed the benefits of volun-teerisro. On his trip to Fort Wayne, the president viewed tornado destruction in Oklahoma from the cockpit of Air Force One. Barely an hour before he landed to show his sympathy for the victims of northern Indiana's worst flood since 1913, a twister skirted the Fort Wayne airport. You MUST own a gun in Kennesaw From Our Wire Services KENNESAW, Ga. There's a new law in this historic Confederate stronghold which requires citizens to own guns, and some residents say they fear a return to the "Old West" with shootouts In the street. The five-member City Council voted unanimously Monday nig$t to enact the law requiring residents to maintain firearms. But there are no penalities for violations and no plans to enforce the law. It was intended as "a kind of protest-type legislation" against gun-control taws, Councilman Jerry Worthan said Tuesday. "We're saying, 'Hey, you're taking away some of our rights.' You get a little tired of hearing what you can and what you can't own," Worthan said. He cited a handgun ban that took effect Feb. 1 In the Chicago suburb of Morton Grove, III., that bars handgun ownership by all residents except police and military personnel. See HANDGUN, Page 2A Weather Partly cloudy today with a high in the low to mid-708. Continued partly cloudy tonight and Thursday with a low tonight in the mid-40s. Winds today will be light and variable at 10 to 20 mph. High Thursday in the low 70s. Complete weather, Page 2A llatlon V 1 A L WATT: The Reagan administration agreed to surrender subpoenaed t document to a House subcommittee under some restric- tions, forestalling a -contempt of Con- ' gress vote against . Interior Secretary James G, Watt.' Page 5A ' ' ' STOCKS: Dow Jones lost 2.66 points to close at 798.33. Page 6E Local . ;A RAILROAD: Local chairmen of It labor crafts at Burlington Northern Railroad have organized an informal group to pres-. ent a unified employee response to layoffs and other problems at BN. Page IB CHARTER:' A' Springfield businessman says he questions whether the city of bpnngrieid should spend $35,000 for a special charter election, especially when it could be done during the Aug. 3 state primary for for $2,300. Page IB , REZOMNG: The Greene County Planning and Zoning Commission approved re zoning requests needed for additions planned by the Ridewell Corporation and ' Mid-' America Dairymen Inc. Page IB Lifestyle ' IRISH: "My name belies my brogue," Mrs. : Schmidt, who married a German, says with a laugh. As green and lovely as her homeland ' mm was. f 7 Brigid Schmidt says her move from her native County Kerry In Ireland to- the United States. Her family's religious background meant that St. Patrick's Day was observed wim prayer and that "drinking wasn't the main Idea," Mrs. Schmidt describes how St Patrick's Day was observed the old way. Recipes to make the holiday celebration more festive are offered. Page ID Sports FOOTBALL: Georgia's Herschel Walker will stay in college and not go into the NFL It was thought that Walker, a Junior, might challenge the NFL's rule against undergrads playing while they still have college eligibility. Page IE BASEBALL' The St Louis Cardinals may be trying to trade for Toronto pitcher Dave Stieb. Manager Whitey Herzog says he's waiting to bear from the Blue Jays. Page ie iiri. V TENNIS: The Southwest Missouri State University men's tennis team leaves today for one of the toughest road trips in the school's history, as the Bears face several Division I opponents. Page IE VOL. 91 NO. 200 Inside Classified 14-17D Comics... ...,8B Crossword., . ....2D Daily record .........2B Entertainment...... 7-8D Hints from Heloise .....2D Horoscope ..........2D Jacoby on Bridge .......2D Lifestyle....... .....1D Local IB Marketplace 6-7E Obituaries .2B Sports 1-4E TV listings. .....:..7D Viewpoints 16-17A 0

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