The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 27, 1980 · Page 2
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85 People BEAUTIES - Winners in the Mrs. America Pageant smile with victory Friday. From left are Mrs. Deida Belle Bourne, third runner-up; Mrs. Carol UPI Photo Ann McEwen, Mrs. USA; Mrs. Tina Bete, first runner-up, and Mrs. Charmayne Del Rosario, second runner-up. Texan new Mrs. America LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) - A 34- year-old mother of two from Texas is the new Mrs. America. Carol Ann McEwen, a contact lens technician from Austin, was crowned Friday, capping the week-long competition. Tina Betz, 29, Somerset, N.J., placed second in the competition; followed by Deida Belle Bourne, 33, O'Fallon, 111., and Charmayne Del Rosario, 30, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Mrs. McEwen was named "Mrs. Photogenic" earlier in the week after 50 delegates from each state pa- raded before the judges in swimwear and evening growns. Mrs. America won a new automobile, a wardrobe of fashions, jewelry, a fur coat, kitchen appliances and travel and cash prizes. The 1980 Mrs. America delegates ranged in age from 25 to 48 with an average age of 33. The contestants were married an average of 10.2 years and had an average of 1.8 children. Forty-four of the 50 contestants had children. Each of the runners-up had one son and each had been married nine to 10 years. Johnny has some big plans LAS VEGAS (UPI) - Johnny Carson, who's laying out $103 million for the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, really plans to jazz up the image of the place. Says the majordomo of the "Tonight Show," "We are going to improve the hotel, seek new directions. We are trying to get the 1984 Olympics for the theater, or we could put World War III in there. We have enough room." Whatever the overhaul, the name will change. It will be "Johnny Carson's Aladdin Hotel" from now on. Johnny Carson Daniels to sing for America NASHVILLE (UPI) - Charlie Daniels says he is "fed up with a growing wave at home of anti-Americanism," so he's planning on introducing a new, unrecorded song called "In America" at the 15th annual Academy of Country Music Awards special, airing live on NBC- TV May 1. Daniels decided to sing the new song on the awards show to make what he feels is a "much needed pro- American statement" in times that seem to grow harder every day. No UFOs for Soviet scientists MOSCOW (UPI) - Soviet space scientists have decided we're all alone in the universe — that there are no extraterrestrial civilizations because "even though we've sent messages, we've never gotten a reply." N.S. Kardashev says even if aliens were out there to answer,, it wouldn't make much difference because an answer would take at least 600,000 years to get here. Says he, "That is no way to have a discussion." UPI Photo HOOFER HE AIN'T - Barry and "Galactica 1980" co-star Van Dyke (right) admits he's Ken McCord (left) do their best no match for his father when it to carry Heather Young in a re- comes to dancing. Still, Barry cent chorus line scene. Kid can't beat the old man HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Dick Van Dyke is first and last a hoofer — but no one can say "like father, like son," and Barry Van Dyke is the first to admit it. He was featured in ABC-TV's ongoing space opera "Galactica 1980," and a recent segment required that he and co-star Ken McCord hide in a Broadway chorus line when pursued by alien blackhats. Says he, "It's a good thing Galacti- cans can't dance" — and he doesn't. He stumbled through the bit, but says he'll never try it again. Ot a glance Injured servicemen in U.S. hospitals SAN ANTONIO, Texas (UPI) - Five servicemen injured in the failed attempt to rescue the American hostages in Iran Saturday flew to two of the best equipped military hospitals in the world. The four most seriously injured were to be taken by ambulance to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, site of the world's best known burn treatment center. The fifth man was to be taken, about three miles to Wilford Hall, the Air Force's largest and best equipped hospital located on Lackland AFB. The five arrived at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., earlier in the day aboard a C-141 military aircraft and were reported concious and In good spirits." "& & lV Tragedy sorrows hostages' families By United Press International Although worried about the fate of their own loved ones, the families of Americans held captive in Iran expressed dismay and sorrow over the deaths of eight military volunteers who tried to rescue the hostages. Many families said they supported President Carter's planned rescue attempt and were only sorry that the mission failed. Others, however, accused the president of making a mistake that could trigger deadly consequences. Elizabeth Morefield, daughter of hostage Consul General Richard Morefield, said, "The fact remains that there are eight servicemen dead. My dad is all right, but the families of the eight are the ones who hurt a whole lot more than we do right now." Arthur Kupke, father of American hostage Rick Kupke, said, "It was a positive step that just backfired on them, I guess." Soviets say U.S. betrayed its allies MOSCOW (UPI) - The Soviet Union Saturday said the American rescue mission in Iran had betrayed the United States' European allies and was threatening to draw them into "a dangerous conflict in the Middle and Near East." The focus of the Kremlin's press comments appeared to be concentrated Saturday on a move to divide America and its allies. Pravda said the incident in the Iranian desert betrayed the trust of the Western European nations because they had been persuaded to take economic and diplomatic sanctions against Iran, "under Washington's strong pressure," as a "demonstration of 'Atlantic solidarity' (that) could help keep the United States from dangerous military steps." Allies expected to maintain stand BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPI) - The United States' European allies are expected to put aside their misgivings over the abortive U.S. rescue mission and stick to their two-stage sanctions plan against Iran, diplomatic sources said Saturday. The Iran crisis is expected to dominate discussions by the heads of government of the nine-nation European Economic Community who begin a two-day summit meeting in Luxembourg Sunday. Diplomatic sources said it was highly unlikely the EEC leaders would go back on the decision of their foreign ministers last Tuesday to impose sanctions on Iran. When they approved the plan, the EEC nations thought the move would forestall military action. Carter now has told the Europeans he considers economic and political pressure on Iran to be more important than ever. Michigan race narrow win for Kennedy DETROIT (UPI) - Edward Kennedy captured a majority of Michigan's 141 delegates Saturday by a one- delegate margin in a bruising showdown that failed to slow President Carter's drive for the Democratic presidential nomination. In the first election test since the abortive attempt to rescue U.S. hostages in Iran which cost the lives of eight American servicemen, Carter ran a stronger race than expected. After day-long meetings of 90 caucuses — restricted to card-carrying party members — Kennedy won 71 delegates compared to 70 for Carter. Retiring from Congress "Time to come home/' Keith Sebelius decides HAYS - The vote, said Keith Sebelius, was 2-0, a unanimous verdict. So, after 12 years in the House of Representatives and 24 years in public office, he'll return to Kansas. Sebelius, citing a desire to spend time with his family, announced his decision — reached during an Easter weekend in Kansas — not to seek reelection as Congressman from the Kansas First District at a Republican rally in Hays Friday night. "Bette (Mrs. Sebelius) and I "returned to Kansas during Easter after having been back in Washington for over three straight months," he 'said. "I cannot tell you how good it was to get back to Kansas — to be with friends — to be home. It was an appropriate time to reflect upon the past and to consider the future. "In keeping with our American tradition, we took a vote. It was 2-0. At the conclusion of my 6th term in the United States Congress, we are going to stay and enjoy Kansas. It is time to come home." Sebelius, 63, told the Republicans his health is excellent. He concluded treatments for prostate cancer at the National Naval Medical Center in Washington about a month ago. He said the reports from his doctors are excellent and he feels fine. But he wants time with family and to accept new challenges. "This year," he said, "has provided me with unique perspective. Due to my illness, I recently went through the 'Why me, Lord?' question and came to the realization of how many people have fought or are fighting greater battles. I thank the Lord for my good future. I assure you there is no substitute for the love of family and friends. "I am going to miss it. I'll miss the wonderful hand-shaking and the visits with all of the fine people of the Big First. I know, to some, the business of campaigning and meeting people represents a chore at best. "... Win or lose, I have never been in a campaign that I did not enjoy. To me, the opportunity to meet, visit and Sebelius one of four s delegates HAYS — Less than 24 hours after he officially announced he would not seek re-election as First District representative, Keith Sebelius won one more election. The election was for First District delegates to the Republican National Convention, and Sebelius was picked Saturday as one of four during the district convention in Hays. Janice Hartenberger, Haddam, claimed the No. 2 delegate spot, and Betty Anglin, Dodge City, defeated Saline County's hopeful, Shari Caywood, for No. 3 delegate. Picked to represent the district as the "at-large" delegate was McDUl "Huck" Boyd, Phillipsburg. Boyd must still be reaffirmed as a delegate by the state GOP convention, but the state vote seldom runs counter to the district's preference for the at- large seat. Alternates selected Saturday included William Tucker, Morton County; Sue Greenleaf, Kiowa; Loren Dyke, Barton County, and John Pinegar, Finney County. Millie Johns, Stanton County, was selected as the district's presidential elector. Big First Demos meet Saturday First District Democrats will meet Saturday in Salina to select delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The 1 p.m. meeting will be at the Fireside Inn, according to Larry Bengtson, Democratic state chairman. Based on the results of the first Kansas presidential preference primary, the district Democrats will select four delegates and two alternates pledged to President Jimmy Carter, and two delegates and two alternates pledged to Sen. Edward Kennedy. All five Kansas congressional districts will hold delegate selection meetings Saturday with the Kansans picking 26 delegates to the national convention Aug. 11-14 at New York City. The 2nd district meets in Topeka, the 3rd in Kansas City, 4th in Wichita and 5th in Coffeyville. Bengtson said any registered Democrat may attend the district conventions and participate in the delegate and alternate selection. Each convention will hold separate Carter and Kennedy caucuses to elect the delegates. The vote of each county will depend upon the Democratic votes cast in the 1978 gubernatorial election. Shirley Jacques, Salina, is the First District chairman. Dave Knudson, chairman of the Saline County Democratic Central Committee, is chairman of the rules committee for the convention. Kansas Democrats will send 37 delegates to the national convention, with the remaining 11 delegates and seven alternates picked at a state convention June 7 in Topeka. RESCUE (Continued from Page 1) were ready to leave. A senior U.S. military officer, briefing reporters at the Pentagon on the operation, indicated several C-130 transport planes then would link up with the helicopters at a third secret spot to spirit the whole group out the country. The officer a-ked not to be identified but he was intimately involved in the operation. Because planners thought one helicopter might not work after cooling off during the overnight mountain stop — and another might fail at the embassy — they required at least six to be in working condition when they left Desert One base. The fears of mechanical failure turned out to be well-founded. Two helicopters dropped out of the mission on the arduous five-hour flight from the USS Nimitz'in the Arabian Sea to the desert base, a journey of 500 nautical miles. Once the whole group was on the ground and ready to refuel the helicopters, the men found a third had developed a hydraulic problem that could not be fixed. That was the crowning blow. There followed hurried consultations between the colonel leading the team and the overall mission commander, a major general, located outside Iran at a secret command post. Despite grumbling from eager troops, the commanders recommended to the Joint Chiefs of Staff — 12,000 miles away at the Pentagon — that the mission be scrubbed. .President Carter, waiting at the White House, promptly agreed with the men in the field. Then disaster struck. One of the helicopters was instructed to take off and position itself next to a C-130 loaded with fuel. Flying in the dark at an altitude of 15 feet, the chopper banked sharply and struck another parked C-130 loaded with troops. Both' aircraft burst into flames. Ammunition began exploding, spewing shrapnel everywhere. Troops evacuated from the rear section of the C-130, but the airplane's five-man crew was. trapped in the cockpit and died. Three aboard the helicopter were killed also. The pilot survived. At that point, the ground commander ordered all men to abandon helicopters and jump aboard the remaining C-130s. According to the scenario provided Saturday, the transports had finished their part of the mission and were departing, anyway. A last C-130 waited on the ground while the commander and troops made a quick inspection of the wreckage. They determined it was impossible to extract the dead bodies from the smouldering metal mass. Some secret navigation and military equipment was abandoned, the senior officer said. But he said it may not ever be recovered because Iran now has bombed the abandoned aircraft. Hostage's mother apologizes to Iran TEHRAN, Iran (UPI) - With Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr at her side, Barbara Timm, mother of one of the U.S. hostages, apologized to the Iranian people Saturday for the American'rescue attempt. Mrs. Timm, who was allowed inside the U.S. Embassy by Moslem militants to meet with her son, Marine Sgt. Kevin Hermening, 20, last Monday, told reporters she was "deeply shocked" by the American acton. listen to people is basic to what government is all about." Sebelius said he will not be active in a Republican primary but "will do' all that I can to help elect my successor in the November election ..." Who that successor will be is a matter of speculation. Names already are bandied about, including that of .Pat Roberts, Sebelius' longtime administrative aide. In the past, many others have expressed interest in the job. Sebelius succeeded Bob Dole as U.S. Representative in 1968 when Dole went to the Senate following the retirement of Frank Carlson. He has won re-election without serious contest ever since. He has been a member of the-House Committee on Agriculture and the Committee for Interior and Insular Affairs. Asked of his plans following the end of his term, Sebelius said: "I have a dozen things in mind." He said he might practice law of his two sons. He said he has no plans to seek political office again above the local level. /EMBARGO (Continued from Page 1) tilizer. In short, they're shooting for a lower production level." Brungardt says the Carter Administration's plan to buy grain through the Commodity Credit Corporation has "not really generated money" because farmers are pouring the cash they received for their wheat back into their operations. Roderick Turnbull, Kansas City Board of Trade spokesman, believes the CCC purchases were a sincere, but unsuccessful attempt to hike commodity prices. "When you cut off the sale of a large block of grain, in this case corn and wheat, you obviously reduce the market to that extent. There is no way you can overlo9k the fact the embargo has hurt grain prices. Promised too much "The administration promised too much (to farmers). When you put that grain in a lockbox, the grain is still there where, if we had sent it to Russia, it would have been gone." Turnbull says the administration was wrong in thinking it could control market prices since "the market itself responds to so many things." An example: Grain prices made a "strong advance" Friday because of the abortive attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran. "Everyone is scared the U.S. might blunder into a war," Turnbull says. "Food is worth more than it was the day before." Quint says the wheat crop around Grinnell looks "extra good to not so good." Corn is expected to go into the ground this week and, in another three to four weeks, grain sorghum planting should begin. Baalman says his "hope for; this year" is sugar beets. Sugar 'prices have increased significantly in the. past few months and the producer believes this trend "should reflect back on us." But he is not overly optimistic.'"Nobody knows which way we (the U.S.) are going to jump. People are running out of hope. We've been hoping things would improve, but there doesn't seem to be any evidence they're going to. 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