The Paris News from Paris, Texas on February 18, 1981 · Page 1
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Paris, Texas
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Wednesday, February 18, 1981
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'Serving Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma' Wednesday February 18, 1981 TIOTH YEAR NO. 194 Classified 785-5538 Paris, Texas 7S460 Phone 785-8744 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Farmer tries to sell his soybeans Convoy waits at firehouse BERNIE, Mo. (AP) —Seventy-four trucks loaded with Wayne Gryts' soybeans were parked outside the town fire house today as the sixth- generation farmer sought a buyer for the crop he seized from a bankrupt grain-elevator in defiance of federal marshals. "These soybeans are finally mine again," Cryts said Tuesday, recalling his thoughts on leading the convoy bearing his 1979 crop away from the bankrupt Ristine Grain Elevator. But his joy dissolved when he found he couldn't sell the 30,000 bushels of soybeans, valued at $250,000. YAs the convoy pulled into the MFA Grain Elevator in nearby Bernie, Special FBI Agent Glen Young of St. Louis warned elevator officials that their facility — as well as the grain — could be impounded by the federal government if they accepted the shipment. "This elevator is not buying any of Wayne Cryts' soybeans at this time," said Bob Brown, assistant district manager of the elevator where Cryts had hoped to sell the beans for $7.20 a bushel. Mayor R.B. Woods opened the fire hall to farmers who wanted to remain overnight in Bernie to guard the grain. Fire trucks were moved out to make room for the farmers. Cryts and his supporters have three or four options remaining, including storing the soybeans at a privately- owned facility, said Homer Evans of the American Agriculture Movement. .The eight-month/., legal, wrangle came to a head Monday when Cryts went to the Ristine elevator to take back the beans he had stored there. He had warehouse receipts for the beans. But federal marshals told the 34-_ See FARMER, Pg. 4A CHESTER MARTINDALE . . .Dist. 7 candidate Martindale files for Council Chester E. Martindale, scout executive for the NeTseO Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, filed Wednesday morning for the District 7 seat on the Paris City Council. "I'm seeking what I would hope to See MARTINDALE, Pg. 4A Ambulance .3A Calendar .. .3A Classified.. ISA Comics 4B. Deaths 4A Hospitals .. .3A Index Fire calls .4A Dr. Lamb 9B Markets 4A Opinion 6A Sports HA Women's News .2A Weather Tuesday's high: 72 Overnight low:• Forecast: fair Weather details, Pg. 5A ^&^-i^. ,x^J>£. ^Kf^s^sVlfcct^st^'.>~MW*£r Reagan to present tax cut proposals I5tr A CM ITM/**rnr\Kt / A T~* \ T-* • J _ _ _ i ^™_ _ - . . ^^ .... BURCHINAL'S HELICOPTER — The newest addition to the flying stable of Paris' I.N. Burchinal Jr. is this Bell G-47 three-passenger helicopter. The 210-horsepower helicopter burns 17 gallons of fuel per hour and will attain a speed of 90 mph. Burchinal bought it in Waco and has taught himself to fly it — an unusual feat in itself — in less than four-hours. He said he uses it to "play with." In the foreground is Burchinal's rare World War II vintage P-51 Mustang which, by comparison, boasts a powerplant that produces 1,600 horsepower. (Staff photo by Rick McFarland) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan, striving to convince the nation there is an urgent need to overhaul the economy, will tell Congress and the American people tonight "the time for waiting and hoping has passed." "If we do not act now, the economy will get worse," a senior aide to the president said Reagan will tell a joint session of Congress in a nationally televised address. One source said Reagan will Compress funds needed The City of Paris' Landmark Preservation Committee has until Feb. 27 to raise $2,000 in order to purchase the old compress located at the Farmers and Merchants Warehouse, which is now being demolished. According to Bob Burns, chairman of the Lamar County Historical Commission, the two groups are seeking private donations with which to purchase the historic compress. "We've got that deadline," Burns said Wednesday morning. "We've got to pay them by then. "We've had several people tell us they'd give us money (for the project). We need everybody to come through." Burns said the compress was scheduled to be torn down this week, but he asked for and was granted a 10-day extension so that donations could be raised for the purchase. Burns said donations for the purchase could be mailed to: City of Paris Landmark Preservation • Committee, in care of Barbara Wilson, chairwoman, 3110 Stacy Lane, Paris, Texas 75460. "We just need that money to pay the people that own it," Burns said. The compress would be purchased as a civic endeavor, with no tax dollars being spent, officials said. propose $6 billion in budget cuts this year and $41 billion next year. Another said the 1982 cuts would total $44 billion. Either way. the 1982 budget cuts would be close to the expected $44.2 billion that the companion tax cut recommendations would cost the treasury. Those proposals would reduce the federal income tax of a typical family of four with a $20,000 income by more than $1,000 over the next 3!,;; years. The Reagan approach — so-called "supply side" economics — is to couple tax cuts with spending cuts in an attempt to reduce inflation and spur economic growth at the same time. The need to come to grips with an array of economic problems has been the central theme of Reagan's first 29 days in office and the tone of tonight's speech is said to reflect the intensity of that effort. See REAGAN'. Pg. .|A Thermostat restrictions lifted WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan has lifted the 18-month-old order requiring that thermostats in commercial and industrial buildings be lowered in the winter and raised in the summer. The restrictions, imposed by President Carter on July 16,1979, required that non-residential air conditioners beset no lower than 78 degrees in the summer and heating thermostats no higher than 65 in the winter. Reagan said Tuesday that, "although restrictions on building temperatures may result in reduced consumption of fuel, I have concluded that the regulatory scheme designed to accomplish that objective imposes an excessive regulatory burden and that voluntary restraint and market incentives will achieve substantially the same benefit without the regulatory costs." End to 'marriage penalty' eyed BALTIMORE (AP) — President Reagan will ask Congress tonight to end the so-called "marriage penalty" tax law provision and approve tax credits for parents of private school students, The Baltimore Sun reported today. The newspaper, quoting congressional and administration sources, said those provisions will be part of a second tax bill the president will request, in addition to one containing the administration's proposed cuts in personal tax rates and business tax provisions. The second bill, the newspaper said, will also propose "indexing" lax brackets to keep pace with inflation and lowering federal estate taxes. The "marriage penalty" forces married couples in which both persons work to pay higher taxes than they would if still single. The Internal Revenue Service, by taxing both incomes as if they were one, forces the couple into a higher tax bracket than would be warranted for eacli separate income. Pee Wee Reid honored By DAVID SULLENS Editor Pee Wee Reid, retired Paris disc jockey and founder of "Pee Wee Reid's Christmas Tree," Tuesday night was presented the Salvation Army's "Others" award. Reid's award was presented at the Salvation Army's annual appreciation dinner by local Capt. Lon Kinley. Making the presentation, Kinley said, "This is not an award that is given out very often and it's not given out lightly. It's an award called the 'Others' award and. . .is the highest award the Salvation Army can give to a person who is not actually affiliated with the Salvation Army for their contributions to a community — not necessarily to us, but to the community." Kinley then read from an article written by George Kimbrough and published in the Lamar County Echo "Christmas a year ago." CAPT. LON KINLEY ...Salvation Army head That article began, "If Paris has a resident Santa Claus helper, it could well be Pee Wee Reid. For the last 21 years, dating back to the time he was a disc jockey and advertising salesman for KFTV, Reid has been helping make Christmas a little brighter for needy youngsters in this area." Toys placed under "Pee Wee Reid's Christmas Tree" before the holiday are presented by Reid to the Salvation Army to be presented to area youngsters. "If Santa Claus ever visits the Salvation Army," Capt. Kinley said, "he does it when Pee Wee brings the toys from his Christmas tree." THE EVENING'S speaker was the Salvation Army's Texas commander, Maj. John Mikles. In a presentation laced with humorous .stories, Maj. Mikles told the group that there are three kinds of people in the world — those who want only to take, those who want neither to take nor contribute, and those who "see something needs to be done and who get with it." sec REID, Pg. 1A PEE WEE HONORED — Pee Wee Reid, former Paris disc jockey and sponsor of "Pee Wee's Christmas Tree," an annual effort to collect toys for needy children, was honored Tuesday night at the annual Salvation Army Appreciation Banquet. Presenting Reid; the Army's "Others" award is Maj: John Mikles, commander of the Salvation Army in Texas. The award was announced by Capt. Lon Kinley of Paris. (Staff photo by David Sullens) Paper intends to publish 'trick list' List believed to include influential San Antonio citizens •In The Paris News SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — Officials of a monthly newspaper say their editors will "rot in jail" rather than yield to legal pressures not to publish a list of 3,000 alleged customers of a brothel dubbed "The Best Little Whorehouse in San Antonio." The list includes the names of influential San Antonio businessmen, school board members and even some judges, according to spokesmen for the newspaper, El Pueblo. "We believe that the people of San Antonio want to know ... what kind of men are sending people to jail when they themselves should be in jail, what kind of men use their wealth and influence not only to control the' city but also to promote illegal businesses like a house of prostitution," said Antonio Cabral, a spokesman for the newspaper's editorial board. The "trick list" was seized last October when vice squad officers arrested three women. The newspaper says it obtained the list from a third party and intends to publish it. But lawyers for a woman charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution, Theresa Brown, obtained a temporary restraining order" barring publication. State District Court Judge James Onion, who issued the order Feb. 10, says he will determine whether the newspaper can legally print the names. Newspaper lawyers, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, say they will argue during a hearing Thursday that El Pueblo has the right to print the list because of constitutional guarantees of freedom of the press. "We believe that the people of San Antonio want the names on that list made public," Cabral said. Under Texas law, customers at "brothels can face charges of" solicitation of prostitution. The restraining order named El Pueblo board member Armandina Saldivar, who has not been found by process servers. Speaking by telephone from an undisclosed location, Mrs. Saldivar said El Pueblo editors would "rot in jail" rather than yield to pressure and threats to suppress the names. Authorities allege that Ms. Brown has operated the brothel at her house for the past 16 years. They say she kept a list of male customers, their sexual preferences and who recommended them as patrons. At first, Ms. Brown pleaded no contest to a charge of aggravated promotion of prostitution in a deal_ worked out with prosecutors by' lawyer Rick Woods. In exchange, she was to have received a three-year prison sentence, with a good chance of probation. But last week she fired Woods, hired Pat Maloney and withdrew her plea. Maloney said he wanted her tried before a jury and threatened to reveal some of the names in open court. Asked why she withdrew her original plea, Maloney said, "It was a bum rap and the lady ain't no bum." Lifestyles Aaron Blankinship is featured on today's Lifestyle page, 1B. Farm & Agriculture Local farmers looking at alter natives to soybeans, following 1980 drought, Pg. 10A Cook's Comer A look at the country biscuit, Pg. 8B I 'V,

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