Logansport Pharos Tribune, January 26, 1983

Logansport Pharos Tribune

January 26, 1983

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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - January 26, 1983, Logansport, Indiana PUBLIC IBffl Sports Paris Fashion Wide shoulders cinched waists are in Contract Signed The Cubs have their Cey THE WEATHER INDIANA Tonight becoming partly cloudy and cold with chance of evening snow in the south Lows from the teens north to the low 20s south Thursday partly sunny and cold High from the 20s north to the low 30s south Founded in 1844 Vol 139 No 22 Logansport Indiana Wednesday January 25C Speaker Removes Block To Indiana Lottery Move INDIANAPOLIS UPI House Speaker J Roberts Dailey RMuncie has softened his opposi tion to a resolution permitting lotteries in Indiana and says he will assign the measure to a House committee if it passes the Senate The resolution to remove the Indiana Constitu tions ban against lotteries and other forms of gambling sponsored by Senate Finance Chairman Lawrence Borst RIndianapolis won 81 approval Tuesday from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Dailey earlier this year said he would kill the resolution if it reached him But he said Tuesday he needed to zip my lip on the issue I need to be perhaps a bit more When you see the chairman of the Senate Finance Borst Dailey Committee is the sponsor I want to make sure we dont come into Dailey said If the Senate passes the resolution we will assign it to committee to look at the issues the cost the revenue that it may or may not The resolution would erase the state Constitutions ban on lotteries which has been interpreted by the courts to forbid all forms of gambling from pari mutuel horse race bets to bingo I think the majority of people in Indiana are for legalized Borst said The measure would need approval from this Legislature a subsequently elected legislature and the public in a referendum to become law Borst said Daileys would help the resolutions chance for passngi added I think it will pass the Senate but I dont even have a House Borst said Indiana outlawed lotteries in 1851 not necessarily as a philosophical decision but because the state went bankrupt funding canals roads and railroads partially through lotteries He pointed out the Legislature has enacted a parimutuel law but cannot use it because Indiana courts have outlawed such betting under the Con stitutions lottery clause Borst and Sen Joseph Harrison RAttica said the resolution would give voters a chance to say yes or no to legalized gambling Borst said it would help the state raise money directly and indirectly through increased employment at race tracks Inside Today Falling Pound Real Bargain Record low levels in the value of the British pound against the dollar have brought big savings for tourists with one visitor happily noting she could now buy two cashmere sweaters instead of one PAGE 10 Secret Signups The stock market re bounding from its worst loss in three months scored a solid gain Tuesday and ana lysts were waiting to see how investors would react to President Reagans state oftheunion speech PAGE 10 German Suspect An alleged Nazi war crim inal is jailed in South America World PAGES Baby Doe Bill The Baby Doe Bill was sent to the Senate floor after testimony in committee that it was a merciful PAGE 9 Good Medicine The 4077th MASH unit will help the CBS treasury become a few million dollars healthier Faces PAGE 2 Pioneer Caston Pioneer returns to the road and the Midwest Con ference while Caston tries its hand at a Fridaynight rematch before taking on the conferenceleaders in high school basketball action this weekend PAGE 9 Index Ann TV Freeze Spending Reagan Asks Economy Mending President WASHINGTON UPI Presi dent Reagan says the economy is on the mend but still dangerously ill His prescription is the strong medicine of a freeze on nonmilitary spending and parti san politics and as a last resort higher taxes The president beset by soaring deficits and unemployment and falling approval ratings in the polls offered his cure Tuesday night in his second State of the Union address It was a speech chockfull of specific proposals for at least a partial change in the economic course he had previously insisted needed no alteration It also was a clear attempt to regain the leadership initiative he held at the start of his and it was notably free of the pugnaciously partisan tone of his past public utterances The speech was heavily weighted toward domestic problems with emphasis on the federal deficits that are projected to reach or pass billion this year and un employment which hit a four decade high of 12 million while inflation was dropping during Reagans first two years in office He also sketched new steps to improve education health care law enforcement foreign trade and statefederal relations and pledged to continue the search for arriss reduction and peace abroad But the rising tide of red ink and the lengthening rolls of the jobless were on his mind He called the deficits a clear and present danger to the basic health of the republic and unemployment an ordeal that government must bend every effort to end VPl President Reagan during State of Union Vice President Bush House Speaker ONeill look on Daylight Time Proposal Killed By Overwhelming Senate Vote INDIANAPOLIS UPI The In diana Senate rejected uniform daylightsaving time 446 and approved higher political contribu tions from corporations and labor unions Besides those actions Tuesday one Senate committee voted for a constitutional change to legalize gambling and another panel voted to make it a crime not just a point of evidence to have a bloodalcohol level of 10 or more The House passed two bills one establishing a land and water re sources fund and the other setting up a drilling procedure for oil and gas wells The senators tortured the time bill with a barrage of banter before stopping it dead with a voting board full of red lights displaying their no votes Sen Elmer MacDonald RFort Wayne invoked motherhood apple pie the flag newmown hay sycamore trees the Little League and factory whistles all in vain as he tried to save his clearly out Sen MacDonald gunned time proposal He said the bill for mandatory summer fast time would make Indiana more competitive in busi ness benefit airlines and broad casters and synchronize the state with Ohio and with East Coast political and financial doings Senators from various corners of the state jokingly attacked MacDonalds bill as having ud derly ridiculous effects on dairy cows farmers hours and raccoon hunters Most said their constitu ents opposed the changed Sen Leslie R Indianapolis said people have told him they would prefer being in the Central Time Zone He said the state should petition the federal government to make that change All but 11 of Indianas 92 counties officially have observed yearround Eastern Standard Time since the state in 1969 decided to exempt all its Eastern Time Zone counties from compliance with the federal Uniform Time Act The 11 counties In northwestern arid southwestern Indiana areare in the Central Time Zone and ob serve summer fast time Unofficially five counties in the Eastern zone observe daylight saving time Hilights Of Address WASHINGTON UPI Highlights of President Reagans State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday night The Economy Reagan calling budget deficits a clear and present danger to the nation proposed a freeze on most federal spending including gov ernment benefits as part of a fourpoint economic recovery plan There would be controls in bene fit programs such as food stamps and Medicare to assure taff doHars go only to the truly There also would be a standby income tax that would take effect in 1985 if deficits are still too high Social Security Reagan urged Congress to enact within 100 days the National Com mission on Social Security Re forms plan to come up with billion needed to help keep the system solvent for 75 years He said the package asks for some sacrifice by all but it imposes an undue burden on none in preserving the integrity of the system without reducing payments to anyone Jobs To attack the nations per cent unemployment rate the pre sident said he would propose extending unemployment benefits and improving job training and summer youth employment pro grams Outlook Reagan said the nation still has plenty of problems but that it is wrong to let the problems stand in the Way of the most important truth of all America is on the Crime As part of a pledge to make our cities safe Reagan de clared allout war on bigtime organized crime and the drug rack eteers who are poisoning our young He said it is time for major reform of criminal justice laws Education Saying that God never should have been expelled from Americas Reagan endorsed a constitutional amendment to permit voluntary school prayer Reagan said his administration will seek to maintain the countrys edge as the worlds technological leader seeking improved math and science instruction through block grants to states tuition tax credits for parents who want to send their children to private or religiously affiliated schools and Education Savings Accounts that would give tax breaks to parents who set aside money for their childrens education Defense He said his administration has put in place a defense program that redeems the neglect of the past decade to deter threats and to protect our freedom if deter rence The Soviets Reagan said the United States is vigorously pursuing arms re ductions with the Soviet Union but the Soviets must show by deeds as well as a similar com mitment to peace Equal Rights Reagan an opponent of the pro posed Equal Rights Amendment said the nation must eliminate once and for all all traces of unjust discrimination against women from the Civil Rights Reagan said his administration will support reauthorization of the Civil Rights Commission which is to go out of business this year More On State Of Page 3 Janet Carr Becomes Council Candidate Mrs Janet Closson Carr 64 812 High today announced her candidacy for the Logansport City Council from the third ward She is a Republican A native of Logansport Mrs Carr has been a librarian in the County Public Library for 27 years She was graduated from Logansport High School and has attended classes at IUPUI and the Indiana State Library School She was married to Dick W Carr in 1938 and the couple have two children Richard Albu querque and Mrs V Beth Rearick Winona Lake She is a member of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority First Mothers Study Club and the Baptist Temple Republican Councilman Bernard Fisher currently rep resents the citys third ward Fisher said he has not decided whether to seek reelection Mrs Carr is the fifth person to Janet Carr Council Candidate announce candidacy for the seven city council positions to be elected this year ;