Hutchinson News, May 4, 1983

Hutchinson News

May 04, 1983

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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - May 4, 1983, Hutchinson, Kansas The Hutchinson News May Kansas Year 111 305 20c Soviets propose warhead cut to Europeans MOSCOW UPI Soviet leader Yuri Andropov made a new arms con trol proposal to Western Europe offering for the first time to cut the number of nuclear warheads on Soviet missiles aimed at Europe to equal those in the French and British At a dinner honoring visiting East German leader Erich An dropov said Moscow wants to have no more missiles and warheads mounted on them than on the side of NATO in each mutually agreedupon If the Andropov plan would eliminate 439 warheads in place atop SS20 missiles targeted for West ern a Western diplomat The diplomat said there now are 729 warheads on 243 Europebased Andropov proposed reducing warheads to the same number on British and French missiles 290 warheads on 162 Andropov had never before said the would be willing to cut its nuclear weaponry to match Western figures on a warheadforwarhead His previous proposals had focused on the number of mediumrange mis Andropovs proposal was the first apparent concession by the Kremlin since President Reagans interim op tion offer in March to deploy fewer new Pershing 2 and cruise mis siles in Western Europe than sched But the new Soviet offer was still conditional upon the complete cancella tion of the cruise and Pershing deploy Andropov repeated the Soviet Unions rejection of the interim op tion plan and the zero which proposes the elimination of all and Soviet mediumrange mis siles in The Soviet Union has stated read iness not to have in Europe a single missile and a single plane more than possessed today by NATO Andropov We are told that in this event the Soviet Union would have more missile nuclear All we are prepared to reach agreement on the equality of nuclear potentials in Europe both as regards delivery vehicles and warheads with due of for the corre sponding armaments of Britain and A Western diplomatic source said the latest Soviet proposal shows that NATO unity on the INF intermediate nuclear forces program has induced the to take a more serious approach to But a diplomat who specializes on arms control questions said Andropov was offering the warhead cut at a time when the French and British are about to begin adding warheads to their sub marinebased mediumrange The he could be a tem porary Soviet cutback followed by a buildup of SS20 Probably what the Soviets intended in this is to appear to accept a cut now but to position themselves to increase SS20 deployment over Western Eu rope significantly in the next the Western expert Andropov and Honecker voiced concern over NATO plans to begin deploying the Pershing and cruise missiles in Western Europe at the end of the the official Soviet news agency Tass NATURES HAVOC Floods claim lives across the Midwest UNITED STATES Major earthquake hits California Tornadoes cut deadly swath across New York Ohio Its miraculous no lives were lost UPI Tons of brick buried the city walls came ripping off homes and fires blackened the but residents hugged and congratulated each other Tuesday for surviving the worst Cali fornia earthquake in 12 A city official vowed the town would rebuild its devastated central Related Pages 78 Officials said after a nightlong search through heaps of broken mor tar and piles of and buckled roads that no one was known killed by the Richter magnitude quake that struck this small San Joa quin Valley town The rescue crews went through each said David of the Fresno County Sheriffs After the initial we took dogs in and found no signs of anyone injured or Its miraculous no lives were he The number of injured stood offi cially at only a few from broken bones and two nonfatal heart Thirteen people were Arthur administrator at a hospital in nearby Avenal which treated Its simply in credible there didnt seem to be more serious injuries coming out of Its a miracle no one was It really said Don Kerr amid the ruins of his downtown hardware Were Thats what everyone is said as resi dents gathered in yards and store fronts to greet one another with hugs and City Manager Glenn Marcussen stood in the downtown district staring at the where only the Bank of America building showed no external and said the town would make a comeback Its going to be hard for he But were still an agricultural and oil so the foundation of our economy has withstood this Magazines answer blows in Dodge wind By Kimber Williams SUlf writer DODGE CITY To most resi dents of this fair but admittedly windy the news on page 18 in the latest issue of Changing Times magazine is hardly Dodge Citians have longsuspected their hometown is just about THE breeziest place with reliable gusts bending relocating top soil and mussing up hairdos on a yearround However some residents were taken aback to learn that a national source actually ranks this grownup cowtown as the windiest city in the The latest rankings appeared in Your Questions Answered a regular trivia feature in Changing The article claims ironi Chicago isnt even in the top 60 of the nations windy For so many people tried to tie the label on Thats just not Out of 250 major cities in the Dodge City has the greatest annual mean wind speed for the past said a spokesman for the National Climatic Data Cen North Dodge City earns its title with an annual average wind speed of 14 according to Susan associate editor of Changing She discovered the mythdispelling trivia almost by I was coming back from a ski trip and was asking some I need some questions for the col It was just one that happened to come You know I wonder what the windiest city in the is she could have saved her self time and research with a quick phone call to southwest Ac cording to most Dodge wind is a way of Why its so windy out we have white caps in our said Tom a Dodge City resi dent who admitted to stealing the A sales associate for a tele communications business previously based at Dodge Citys breezy air Zachman said he knew the city was the nations windiest three years ago and was amused to learn the placement still Is the wind a burden or blessing I think it depends on who you talk said Joan assistant direc tor at the Dodge City I think newcomers are rather as tounded by Oldtimers take it in Id even venture to say more people who live here would rather have the wind blow a little than not at all it can get so you she Constructed in the side of a the new library is a great place to be on windy according to Just dont stand near the in door water which whistle when the wind blows just The wind has to be from a cer tain direction in order for it to but it whistling isnt a great dis just something to be It isnt everyone that has a whistling water she The wind has its merits and deme said Mark associate pro fessor of chemistry at Mary of the Plains Its ability to be harnessed for the production of elec tricity is definitely a We have the largest facility in the state for windgenerated elec They generators probably produce about 5 percent of the col leges total electric he Dodge City tops wind charts Illustration by John Pack primarily because of a northsouth proximity and slightly raised loca tion above the flat Boyd theo But the predictable gusts havent always been a source of amusement this far Before he came to Ford soil specialist Terry Buettgenbach had never experienced dust And the soil erosion which may he is no laughing I think were all aware of how se vere the problem used to Once it gets started in a neighbors those particles move along the ground and it just snowballs as it goes across the he Shelter belts and residue manage ment help protect soil from wind but with everpresent the potential for problems still he The it is something to marvel curse and We live here in town and it gets extremely windy even with the protection of houses and he but when we have a calm its quite an occasion around House backs emergency plan for farmers WASHINGTON UPI The House Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a package of emergency assistance measures to help farmers suffering from economic difficulties and to pre vent unnecessary farm The bill was easily approved 37835 after key congressmen worked out a The administration opposed the original bill and it was unclear whether it would support the com The focus now shifts to the where the Agriculture Committee ap proved a slightly different farm credit The full Senate has not yet acted on the The Housepassed version directs the secretary of agriculture to extend the economic emergency loan program through 1984 earmarks an additional million for insured farm operating loans for new borrro wers and directs the Agriculture De partment to review potential foreclosures on Farmers Home Ad ministration loans on a casebycase deferring payments up to one year if Leading opponent Edward dropped his objections to the bill and scrapped plans to offer about 80 delaying amendments when key Democrats agreed to restrict the circumstances under which an FmHA loan could be who considered loan defer rals the most controversial section of the said the compromise gives the department more discretion in decid ing whether a loan repayment should be deferred and to review it on a peri odic basis to determine when the farmer was able to resume Interest would accrue during the de ferral Madigan told reporters the deferral language still is not supported by the Hut he added I think the adminis tration lias received major con Upon they may change their The while maintaining the mandatory economic emergency loan program that the Democrats significantly reduces the funding billion through k 30V to Half of the money would be for direct farm loans and the other half for loan We started with the premise that too many farmers were being fore closed said who be lieves the entire bill is Hut of the KniHA he said there were only 800 fore Official says dumped chemicals flammable By Mark Enoch SUfI writer TOPEKA Some soft resins at an illegal Finney County chemical dump are which by definition means they are hazard ous a state official said But the resins are no immediate health hazard to area said Jim director of environment for the Kansas Department of Health and In thats probably a good loca tion on a temporary he Aiken said further test results next Katvesta week will determine if chemicals at the site could poison the water Officials began investigating the site April after farmers became wor ried about some 300 barrels scattered in and around a bulldozerdug Many of the barrels were leaking chemicals from Palmer Manufacturing and which makes fiberglass tanks in Garden City and owned the dump The site is about 20 miles northwest of tiny in a sparsely popu lated section of eastern Finney Aiken said toxicity test results next week will determine if the wastes in clude any heavy metals which could poison a water He said the state will make no decisions until all test results are We sent him an order saying dont move any of that he Aiken said that order includes bar rels of waste still at the When all test results are he said the com pany has i0 days to propose a plan to dual with the The flammable resins can be but Aiken said that wont be allowed until he has the final test re Aiken said he was not too surprised that some resins were He said the main known problem with the dump now is that it is a fire John trooper gets highest award from governor TOPEKA UPI Trooper Guy Disney of the Kansas Highway Patrol Tuesday was presented the Governors Award for rescuing a boy from a burn ing house and reviving his sister in The the highest that can be given to a highway patrol marked the first time John Car lin has presented it during his five years in a spokesman for the governor In a ceremony in Carlins Statehouse the governor presented of a plaque and com mended him for his courage and Your actions constituted the ulti mate service one person can perform for another and were accomplished in the highest tradition of the patrol Carlin said in a letter of com In an Don Pickert of the highway patrols Topeka office described Disneys heroics this way Shortly before 11 March Disney and his Trooper James were dispatched to a house fire in At the Donna Seachris told the troopers her children were inside the burning Brockman returned to his patrol car and called for an am He later received a division commendation for his In the Disney and the John chief of police crawled through the smokefilled fighting off the fires intense Disney located Christopher in the kitchen nearly overcome by he grabbed the boy and fled the The John volunteer fire depart ment then arrived and entered the home with oxygen rescuing Christophers 3yearold Patri Another Himonthold died in the John Fire Chief Jim Hicks said a window fell onto Patricias knocking the wind out of the little girl as she was being passed out the win Disney used mouthtomouth re suscitation to revive the who already was suffering from the thick Hicks said firefighters believe the fire was caused by a heating stove in the front room who has been with the highway patrol for three is stationed out of the Wichita 3 killed in at least 11 tornadoes Inskie Panel orders aid cutoff By United Press International Three people were killed and sev eral others were injured as at least 11 raked upstate New York in a violent spring storm that left mil lions of dollars in damages in its wake Several hundred homes and busi nesses were destroyed or damaged in the series of storms that ripped the state late Monday and early Officials said it would be days before the full extent of the havoc could be Two women were killed in tornadoes in Chautaugua County near the shores of Lake Erie and a man was fatally in jured in the Central New York hamlet of about 30 miles from Winds downed 480 utility mostly in Chautauqua leaving homes without Power was restored to most homes by early County Sheriff John Bentley said about a dozen homes in Chautauqua just south of the Chautauqua a popular summer cultural and historical learning were The unusual for New touched down in a broad band starting at the states southwestern corner near and continuing on a line northeast into the Adiron dack foothill village of Boonville where at least 100 includ ing the police were destroyed or Chautauqua County Executive Jo seph Gerace estimated damage in his county at June 58 of Chautauqua was killed when her garage blew apart as she and her husband drove their car into The car landed on its Her was hospitalized in Arthur a said he heard a noise like a freight train and fled to his basement with his Then it was real he and then you could hear the creaking the house was I guess thats when everything was taking Margaret of was killed when a twister destroyed her mobile Her Clif suffered cuts and In Cayuga a tornado cut a narrow swath in the town of kill ing a retired Syracuse policeman Charles who apparently had just gone to bed when the tornado Intercepted Letter TOM ZACHMAN Dodge City Dear Hope its not just hot air blowing out Hutch WASHINGTON UPI The House Intelligence Committee rejected ad ministration arguments Tuesday and voted 95 to order a cutoff of covert aid to guerrilla forces opposing the government of President Reagan called the action irrespon sible and vowed to keep on fight What this committee has what the majority of the members be lieved had to be was to cut off covert operations in Chairman Edward told reporters after the closed meet By and what this committee has done is in the interests of our gov What we were doing in that area was counter he But asked about the vote while he chatted with ambassadors at a White House reception for the diplo matic corps Tuesday insisted that what were doing is perfectly proper apparently referring to the interdiction of supply lines into Well keep right on he told If they want to be ir responsible thats their CIA director William also at the I dont talk about National security affairs adviser William Clark sidestepped the ques Ill read about it in The In the the White House has contended such legislation unfairly ties the hands of the president in the con duct of foreign The bill now goes to the Foreign Af fairs Committee where approval is considered ;