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Page 2 Two sources considered in church fire X' "TytX'K xWl i Albion sports brand new community center Page 9 Page 1516 BYU No 1 but not in all the polls i Grand Island Daily Independent Vol 115 No 2 28 Pages Grand Island Nebraska Thursday January 3 1985 Single Copy Price Lower Price for Carrier Delivery Economists stress budget cuts needed WASHINGTON (AP) The chief economic advisers to the last three presidents are urging Con gress to chop $100 billion or so off the federal budget deficit then sit back and listen to the economy hum If Congress adopts legislation that actually sets the budget on such a binding course there would be an almost immediate tumble in interest rates the economists told the Senate inance Committee Wednesday Martin eldstein who wore out his welcome as chairman of Presi dent Council of Econom ic Advisers by talking publicly of the danger of big deficits said such budget cuts could lead to a decrease of 2 to 5 points in interest rates Under questioning eldstein amended that prediction to say that his proposed deficit reduction action may not lower interest rates much below where they are now But Alan Greenspan chief of President corps of econom ic advisers said esti mates were too Greenspan said that if Congress can convince Wall Street that defi cits will be halved by 1988 and the budget balanced by 1990 the beneficial fallout could exceed the most optimistic projections Charles Schultze President chief economic adviser said the economic threat of high deficits is term indirect and just because arsenic doesn't work in a hurry mean it terribly he said Shultze said that Congress must come up with deep cuts and pre dicted that tax increases will be necessary to correct what he termed a bipartisan mistake made three years ago when Democrats and Republicans alike gave Rea gan his big defense build up and tax cuts at the same time painful as the dickens to try to correct it because be tak ing a lot of goodies away from peo said Schultze not facing a crisis now I wish we were We might do something about it more quickly As lawmakers gathered on Capi tol Hill for start of the 99th Congress a key House Democrat predicted that second legislative honeymoon will be a short one think the honeymoon is going to be over by said Rep William Gray III Pa The panel will be a key battle ground in the fight about ways to cut the deficit a problem that tops the agenda of both chambers already see Republican members of the House and Senate backing away from his budget pro posals at 1000 miles per hour And you see total indecision in the White Gray said in an in terview Wednesday Sen Mark Hatfield Ore acknowledged the financial com historic lack of confi dence in congressional promises to decrease the deficit saying it to be a Trade troubles focus of Los Angeles meeting WASHINGTON (AP) President Reagan after getting support from Japanese Prime Minister Yashuiro Nakasone for upcoming US Soviet arms talks is back in the White House preparing to battle with the Congress about taxes and the budget After a six day California vacation Reagan met with Nakasone in Los Angeles for three hours Wednesday They agreed to try to cut $34 billion trade deficit with Japan and make to open that markets to US goods ew concrete results were an nounced after the session but a se nior administration official termed it He i spoke on condition that he not be identified Although Congress formally con venes today lawmakers are not ex pected to gear up fully until after the Jan 21 inauguration Even so Democrats and Republi cans are warning that major battles loom for foreign and do mestic proposals Officials seek cause of blasts at elevator that injure two By BRUCE WEIBLE Independent staff writer SHELBY men were injured Wednesday in two explosions that blew the tops off grain storage silos at the armers Co op elevator in Shelby and sent small chunks of concrete flying as far as a block away Dana Augustine 23 of Shelby suffered head neck and hand burns in the explosion and was listed in critical con dition in the burn unit at St Elizabeth Community Health Center in Lincoln Thursday morning Augustine first was taken to a Columbus hospital and then transferred to Lincoln by helicopter Willard Larson 57 of Shelby was at home recovering from facial burns Larson was examined by a local doc tor after the blasts Both men were employees of the elevator Officials blocked off several square blocks surround ing the elevator Wednesday afternoon while state fire marshals entered the structure to determine if fires were still smoldering Polk County Sheriff Tim Siemik said However thick smoke hampered efforts Wednesday af ternoon deputy fire marshall Sanford Goshom said Residents of homes near the elevator were evacuated and were expected to remain away from their homes un til officials were in control of the situation at the eleva tor Wally Barnett state fire marshal said the evacuation was necessary because of concern about possible further explosions was worried about the thing blowing up and ruining the whole Barnett said Barnett said damage to the elevator was minor con sidering the potential for damage from such an explo sion According to Barnett secondary explosions must be considered a possibility in grain explosions Siemik said the scene was a familiar one in Shelby An explosion occurred at the elevator in July 1983 went through this same thing one and a half years ago and that took two or three days to get it under con trol You know in a hurry for another two or three day siege Siemik said According to Barnett officials had vacuumed grain out of the elevator in order to control the burning Thursday morning officials at the scene were planning to take further steps to remove smoldering grain going to knock a hole in the side (of the eleva tor and dump it Barnett said Barnett said fire marshalls were still examining the cause of the explosion Thursday morning He said the ex plosion happened in the grain drying According to Barnett armers Co op employees were separating grain that had been burned in a dryer and may have accidently returned some of the burned grain to the elevator ire may have then spread to storage tubes were grain dust mixed with oxygen fueled the explosion that blew the tops off the tubes and shattered windows in the at the top of the elevator Concrete thrown from the explosions also shattered the windshield of one car parked on the street below Barnett said the explosions could have easily involved several more of the elevators storage bins raA Jk 1 wl QB I pi 4 Ml ''feW'JWI LL 1 law vim JM flMMl BA 7 4 3s JL11 2 EXPLOSION ATERMATH irefighters work at the base of the anners Co op eleva tor in Shelby Wednesday afternoon after two explosions there Two elevator employees were injured in the blasts requiring one to be hospitalized (Photo by Rich ox) Capitol Theatre plans final showing By HAROLD REUTTER Independent staff writer The Capitol Theatre a Grand Is land landmark for the past 58 years will close after Sunday movie The announcement was made Thursday morning by Sarge Dubins ky president of Dubinsky Brothers Theaters in Lincoln which owns the Capitol Dubinsky said there are several reasons his company decided to close the Capitol one an older facility that required a great deal of mainte nance and he said in movie market not the right type of said Dubinsky who explained that the trend is to have smaller multiple screens much like the Conestoa 4 Theatres the facility is not in a fa vorable Dubinsky said He noted the newer shopping areas in Grand Island are a large portion of the retail activity from the downtown hurting the the business no different than any other seller of he added The decision to close the Capitol was considered for some time is not a step we took Dubinsky said tell how long we thought about it but not some thing we did on the spur of the mo Dubinsky who noted he is aware of the recent Galpin Ciaccio study that suggests converting the theater into a convention center or meeting hall said he would like to sell the theater if possible However really have had no serious discussions regarding the sale of the Dubinsky added the discussions so far have been very general very non Dubinsky whose company owns 90 ELABORATELY DECORATED This photo taken in balcony Below the stage is the orchestra pit (Indepen 1980 shows the interior of the Capitol Theatre from the dent fileihoto) imM Bit 1 1 I 1 1 1 iiji i'P BTekiUtMilfeMttafe 'J wMi movie screens in Nebraska Iowa Minnesota Illinois and North Dako ta said he has no plans to replace the Capitol with another theater in Grand Island The Capitol Theatre opened in March 1927 with Love starring Laura La Plante The other opening night acts included an organ player an orchestra player world news and events reels three vaude ville acts and a group of jazz musi cians The film was replaced the next day with Gave Me Twenty featuring Lois Moran The theater was the stage for hun dreds of comedians singers and vau deville performers for a 25 years Actresses Lillian Gish and Barbara Stanwyck magician Harry Blackstone and composer Sigmund Romberg and his orchestra all per formed at the Capitol The live acts largely disappeared from the Capi stage after silent films were re placed by sound films The Capitol was designed by ar chitect John Eberson who designed 300 theaters across the United States including the Paradise Theatres in New York and Chicago The theater has a stage an orches tra pit and lavish decorations that in clude a gold arch across the stage and gold green and red columns a good Dubinsky said be done today for any reasonable sum of money just not the right facility for doing what we The Capitol Theatre has had seve ral owners through the years The Dubinsky Brothers bought the Capi tol in 1972 Thursday report Lowland flooding causes evacuation looding caused by an ice jam on the Platte River south of Alda was continuing to diminish and cause little damage Wednesday However some lowland flooding was causing people to head for higher ground Howard Maxon director of the Hall County Civil Defense Department said the river was backing up and flooding lowlands south and east of' Shelton probably because of another ice jam or the same ice jam south of Alda He said the National Weather Service issued a warning that people liv ing near the Platte River should watch for fluctuations in water levels because of the ice problem happening earlier than usual this year? due to the warm he said Sam Burmood reported at 4 15 pm that he was evacuating his home located along the Platte River 2 miles east of the Shelton interchange At 1 :45 pm water was within 15 feet of his home and by 4 15 pm the water was more than knee deep outside his residence Burmood said he and his family evacuated from their home two years ago because of flooding also White House aide Deaver to resign WASHINGTON (AP) White House deputy chief of staff Michael Deaver one of President most influential advisers will resign in the coming months it was announced today Deaver a member of inner circle for nearly two decades is expected to go into the public relations business in Washington Deaver has been talking about quitting for three years saying he did nqt make enough money in the White House His salary now is about $72000 However there were lingering doubts that he would ever leave Rea gan his long time personal friend In a statement Reagan said he was accepting the resignation with has rendered 18 years of loyal and outstanding service to me and to the first lady both in California and in Reagan said Inside the Independent Ann Landers 13 Record 6 Movies 18 Bridge 26 Editorial 4 Sports 15 17 Comics 24 Legals 26 Want Ads 26 28 Crossword 22 Markets 25 Weather 6.

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