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   Salina Journal, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1979, Salina, Kansas                                Farmers Maced by police In custody Unidentified farmer is led away by police following UPI Photo WASHINGTON UPI Police using tear gas and billy clubs clashed with angry farmers in a massive traffic glut Monday as the demonstrators trundled into town in tractors and pickup trucks to press Congress for higher crop The American Agriculture Movement protest was mostly but eight arrests and numerous minor injuries re Some farmers rammed police cars and others simply parked their tractors in the middle of Rushhour commuter traffic from the Maryland and Virginia suburbs was backed up more than 10 miles on some roads and frustrated commuters ex changed shouted curses with farmers mounted high on their cumbersome die sel Shirley Derke of wiped yolk from her face and watched police drag her husband from his trac tor on Pennsylvania Eggs were thrown at her by hostile bystan We are losing she said of the acres where they grow corn and You farm the land and work almost round the You spend years clearing and draining But you just cant help Were just going Eyewatering tear gas and diesel fumes hung heavy in the air around the Agriculture Department where police fought some unruly demonstrators with fists and Those arrested were jailed on charges ranging from assaulting a po lice officer to disorderly The tractor drivers converged on the Continued to Page 2 V Tractor burns in front of the Agri culture A spokes man for the American Agricul ture Movement said the fire was Afire in Washington started by the The men in the background presumably are pushing a pickup truck out of danger from the The in cident followed numerous clashes between the farmers and Another Page UPI Photo People in the News Nancy denied a ride in AAM tractorcade Cleaned out Pat Klous of TVs Flyin High runs out of poker chips during celebrity Hold em poker tournament for Cystic At left is Ron Howard and at right is Don even tual tournament UPI Photo Would you believe 5 aces LAS VEGAS UPI As secret agent Maxwell Don Adams isnt but hes no humbler at the poker He whipped two dozen other celebrities during a weekend charity poker tournament in Las Vegas all to the benefit of the Cys tic Fibrosis Adams turned all his winnings over to the but was awarded the free use of a sports car for one Second place winner was Fred Barry of Whats Happening and third place went to Brett Hudson of the pop group Hudson For mer football great Jim Brown dealt himself into fourth Foundation chairman Gabe Kaplan says the gamblers anted up an esti mated to bankroll the battle against the Miss Chinatown named SAN FRANCISCO UPI Miss ChinatownUSA for 1979 the year of the ram is a 21yearold student from South Glenda of was crowned Saturday night following a traditional New Years celebration in the nations largest The Far East Restaurant sponsored the 3 inch University of Carolina student whose hobbies include jogging and horseback The Year of the Ram associated with purity and nobility actually fell on but celebra tions will continue for a couple of The lunar year on the Chinese calendar is considered the best for marriage Evel Knievel Quote of the day Daredevil stuntman Evel Knievel on hard times during an interview in Im almost Im down to my last five or six million Dumped wife to wed diva KUWAIT UPI A Yugoslav offi cial says 86yearold President Josip Broz Tito has divorced his wife of 27 and married a 35 yearold opera The official made the statement Sunday in the first stop on Titos fournation Middle East It followed months of speculation on the status of Jovanka who has not been seen in public since June In officials would nei ther confirm nor deny the There is nothing to say about an official But the aide accompanying Tito in Kuwait said the president had di vorced his wife some time ago and married opera singer Gertrude Min Josip Broz Tito has divorced Jo his wife of 27 They are shown in a 1977 file UPI Photo WASHINGTON UPI Nancy Landon Monday urged Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland to pursue a more equi table farm policy that would help save the fam ily farm from But she was turned down by American Agriculture Movement supporters when she offered to ride in the AAM tractorcade through Wheat and feed grain producers are faced with inflated while receiving prices at 1948 she The administration has distorted the farm in come picture by saying the farmer is making 25 per cent more than he made last This increase is primarily due to higher prices for vegetable and fruit The increase has not helped the wheat and grain She also said she offered to demonstrate her sup port for farmers by riding in the but members of the American Agriculture Movement re jected the Kassebaum said they told her she could not ride along unless she signed legislation that guaranteed farmers prices at 90 percent of par The freshman senator said she could not support such which has been introduced by Edward because it is unrealistic and has no chance of Even if the legislation were passed it would carry with it restrictive government she I dont think that is what our independent farmers I told the American Agriculture Movement dur ing my campaign that I would not support legislation that held false promises for the Its unfair to the farmer to raise his hopes by promising legisla tion that has no chance of being she Although I do not support the Zorinsky bill I will be working to develop legislation that will provide a better price for farmers in the Japan wants Soviet bases dismantled TOKYO UPI Japan strongly de manded Monday that the Soviet Union quickly remove its forces and military bases from North Pacific islands claimed by the foreign Ministry A protest note to Moscow by the For eign Ministry The Japanese gov ernment deeply deplores the new Soviet measures and strongly demands that such steps be quickly Tokyos action followed the dis closure by the defense agency that the Soviets have deployed to combat forces and built military bases on Kunashiri and two of four Sovietheld North Pacific islands claimed by The newspaper Sankei Shimbun Mon day published three aerial photographs showing a large Soviet military base built on The pictures showed a a radar station and a cluster of An accompanying story said the run way is miles long and capable of handling all types of military It also said a port on the island is able to harbor The Soviet Union seized the islands after World War 15 CENTS The HOME EDITION Salina Journal 108th YEAR 36 FEBRUARY 18 Pages Demand Kansan resign Cult leaders call Dole hearing a witchhunt WASHINGTON UPI As hun dreds of others jammed the halls hoping to get members of reli gious cults Monday booed witnesses at a rump congressional hearing who described cult methods as a battle for the mind and a pre scription for violence and Robert and eight other members of Congress called the unofficial hearing into the burgeoning phenomenon of religious Many who could not get into the hearing room picketed and demonstrated outside the Russell Senate Office the cultists shouted liar as Rabbi Maurice a New York de described cult methods as a prescription for violence and death akin to the Nazi Youth Move Dole Moon Another low record broken Yawn Salina set another low temper ature record Monday a fact which should excite After its the third time in this young year that old records have fallen in the wake of Arctic The mercury dropped to a frigid 12 below zero at 6 Monday and by it hadnt budged a The old re cord was minus 11 in for a return to The econo my may have been in bad but at least Salinans were basking in 72de gree Records also were broken Monday at which had the coldest temper ature in the and Shortly after 7 the mercury at Topekas Philip Billard Airport dipped to 17 The previous record low was minus five in At the temperature was five below at Mid Continent The old record was minus one in The only bastion of warmth in Kansas early Monday was an area be tween Goodiand in the Northwest and Elkhart in the Southwest winds kept temperatures there above Goodiand had the highest temper ature in the state Sunday 29 In the mercury climbed to only 10 There may be good news on the weather A warming trend is expected through Monday night lows should be from 10 to 15 degrees statewide and Tuesday the temperature could reach into the mid Ted an con troversial drew mixed applause and boos from an audience ap parently split down the middle on the issue when he said cults make willing slaves of young Such methods constitute a con spiracy to turn this country into a total itarian Patrick Its a battle for the The Unification Church of the Sun Myung Moon and other groups said the hearing was a witch hunt and an attempt to violate religious The Alliance for the Preservation of Re ligious representing the cult demanded that Dole resign from the who held a similar hearing three years ago at the request of his This is not an in not a witch not a media but an effort to learn some Grace whose 6yearold son was killed in December in the mass murdersuicide at testified that public knowledge of cults might prevent another such Cults use an argument of religious liberty to create a smokescreen in the minds of the government and the gener al she And Jackie legal counsel to Leo who was mur derer at said she hoped the committee would remember perhaps the singularly most important fact of Jonestown it can happen Virginia a former explained she was ordered to commit a Unification term for fraud and deceit on anyone out side the Unification to help secure a world with Moon as several hundred Moonies picketed and demonstrated while a brass band played The Battle Hymn of the Republic and spiritual Signs attack Dole Church members both inside and out side the hearing carried signs attacking Doles role as One said Re peal the First Elect Dole Dole is a likely candi date for the 1980 GOP Mark a born again warned that even though religious tolerance allows con siderable breathing space for cranks and the government should not launch a pattern of preem ptive interference with even marginal religious Hamilton knows firsthand the anguish some parents feel their children joins His daughter is a member of the Unification A Fish aide said the congressman had not seen his daughter in more than a year until she came to Capitol Hill last week to urge him not to participate in Doles Inside today Area Circus   

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