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   Salina Journal, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1979, Salina, Kansas                                LJrhnn w Lure of country living gives Saline County growing pains First in a series Rural life and also a little rugged That image is changing in rural Saline County as droves of people developers out to make money and former city dwellers who long for the lower and beauty of country living join the domain of City and county planners wrinkle their noses and call such a trend by the ugly name of urban whatever you call it is following a national according to Saline County Director of Planning Dana A national trend toward people moving out into the country began in the early Morse Saline Countys came a little later beginning about But now its getting big very Rural development during 1978 was well above any other years The amount of land platted and proposed to be platted in the county totaled appoximately 875 The influx of rural nonfarm dwellers is caus ing Saline County officials to take a hard look at a situation that has probably gone beyond their We county officials all met informally and discussed the fact that growth is going to occur no matter what Morse But weneed to take a look at where and guide it along stricter There are and the typical country dweller has The developer is interested in the profitable business of subdividing land and selling lots and possibly houses he has up until residential development in the rural areas outside Salina and in Saline County has been somewhat Developers do not always want to follow an orderly pattern of The closer you get to Salina city the more the land values become Morse So developers do what we in the plan ning business call leapfrogging they go out a mile or more into the Not orderly enough We dont really like he Salina is going to but it should grow out in an orderly There are no logical reasons for the locations of some devel A comprehensive plan for development in Sa line County is being prepared by Doug a CETAfunded federal Comprehensive Educa tional Training Act employee in the planning We hope to identify prime agricultural land and pinpoint areas with housing and trans portation hazardous spots and which have historical Morse And because more people are buying lots and homes in the country and investing great amounts of the planning department is By Julie Curran trying to protect them and the It has stif fened its requirements for One new regulation approved by the planning commission in February stipulates that a pro fessional hydrologic study which measures water availability and general quality must be completed as part of the procedure for consid ering a preliminary plat for a proposed residen tial A policy that test wells must produce a minimum of three gallons per min ute per well also is being Another regulation under consideration will require a professional drainage report which examines the effects of the proposed sub division on all upstream and downstream drain age No preliminary plat of a sub division which does not make adequate provisions for water runoff control will be rec ommended for And the Planning Commission will reserve the right to require the developer of the pro posed subdivision to construct or cause to be constructed all necessary drainage prior to the issuance of any building Morse makes some general observations about the people who are now moving out into the Be forewarned they are not ex tremely The county planner and Saline County Com mission Chairman James Martin agree there is getting to be an elite crowd in the rural Continued to Page 16 VV 15 CENTS The HOME EDITION Salina Journal 108th YEAR 71 MARCH 24 Pages Surprise to Salmons SAC coming back Stay way from my line Janet 1426 Chereally care if the fish were biting perature as spring provided a pre left and Richard Sunday at Lakewood It was view for Journal Salina didnt enough to bask in the 70plus ternPhoto Spring provides a preview Detailed forecasts on Page 7 Salinans probably thought spring had arrived more than a week early Sunday as the mercury climbed to an impressive 72 de grees under sunny Thats the highest temperature this year and after the colderthan normal days of January and many residents took the opportunity to polish their tennis game or just bask in the sun and enjoy the warm Salina wasnt the only Kansas city with springlike Read ings across the state were in the 60s and Russell had 71 degrees Hill City had Monday morning temperatures were in the 30s except for Con where the mercury fell to 29 de Mondays clime was expected to be a repeat of The National Weather Service issued a danger statement for Western The range land fire danger index was expected to reach the ex treme Temperatures in the 70s combined with relative humidities of 20 to 30 per cent and winds of 10 to 25 miles per h6ur added to the possibility of Tuesday temperatures are expected to be in the 60s across Does the Strategic Air Command plan to return to possibly with airborne missiles in a new shell game defense plan The Air Force chief of Thomas apparently strongly hinted at the possibilityof at least some sort of future SAC presence at its former base now the Salina Mu nicipal in an interview with the Omaha The newspaper quoted the former as tronaut as saying SAC might have to move back to two former bases in the Midwest Salina formerly Schilling AFB and Lincoln Both bases have been converted to civilian Believed part of the story is a Penta gon plan to make Air Force missiles moving targets by shifting them around the country by land and The missiles now are in silos and the Air Force believes the Russians know where they all In a later The Salina Journal through Keith Se belius any such development is at least several years A Sebelius spokesman said Staf ford said he did not specifically name the Salina base in the interview but it apparently is one of several bases con sidered for MX The MX now in would be moved around the apparent ly by which presumably would mean such a plane would make use of the Salina At any the general told the Se belius if anything is it will not come before How if of the Salina base is involved in planning could not be learned In the story brought puz Dean chairman of the Salina Airport which operates the former base as a municipal airport and industrial said no contact has come from the Air Perhaps its something like the deal of a few years ago when SAC wanted to base several B52s here in a dispersal he The plan went so far as to work out an agreement with the Kansas Highway Patrol for what had been the readiness building now Division 2 headquarters and the Pa trols training but then SAC ran out of money and nothing was Airport Manager Paul who has been intimately involved with the instal lation before and after its closure as a SAC base in said the Authority owns the base in fee What we were not we We own Of that doesnt Continued to Page 2 Weicker joins crowded race UPI Lowell a maverick million aire who frequently tangles with his own partys Monday launched an uphill battle for the Republican pres idential Connecticuts liberal junior who was Richard Nixons most per sistent Republican critic on the Senate Watergate kicked off his candidacy by urging Americans to get off their complacent Just as with this candidacy I want the nation out and looking for trouble not running away from Lowell Weicker said He is the fifth Republican officially to announce his presidential and the only liberal in the field so has been a familiar face on Connecticuts political scene since the early But he didnt make his mark nationally until a decade later as a highly visible member of the Senate Watergate Committee that held a tele vision and radio broadcast investiga tion of the nations worst political scan No more free pot for depressed youngsters Grandma grounded by police UPI Lois Faulkner is known as Grandma Marijuana to the neighborhood children she attempted to cheer up with free baggies of and her 63yearold were arrested last month for allegedly run ning a marijuana sales operation out of their Simi Valley The free on faced a prelimi nary hearing Both are charged with fel ony possession of marijuana for while Miss Faulkner also faces two additional felony counts of selling She freely admits she sold and occasionally gave marijuana to children and adults during the past two despite police warnings to They was she recalling a visit and an informal warning a year ago by Ventura County narcotics Miss Faulkner said she began using pot herself two years ago making tea out of the stems in an attempt to remedy her high blood I tried to smoke but I couldnt it hurt my lungs so I made tea out of it and that she Those high blood pressure pills the doc tors were giving like to kill she began providing marijuana to youngsters whom she felt were depressed by a combination of more dangerous drugs and noise I gave these kids pot because they wanted to get off angel she I figure I gave away about worth of In some I sold to older kids in order to get money to get more which could be given to youngsters who could not afford to buy she Complaints from neighbors led to the Faulkners Police said they confiscated an estimated worth of marijuana and hashish and in cash at the Miss Faulkners Robert said that after pleas of not guilty are entered by the he will ask the court to order a psychologi cal examination of the Shes a sweet Dremann Shes very she believes what she did was cor Grandma UPI Photo Carters quest for peace looks bleak Wearing President Carter prays at tomb of Ben jamin Zeev Herzl on Photo JERUSALEM UPI Presi dent Carter extended his peace mis sion at least one more day Monday in an effort to salvage an Egyptian Israeli peace the Israeli state radio Carter had conceded in a speech to the Israeli parliament that his peace talks faced the prospect of failure but he decided to spend another day follow ing eleventh hour negotiations to save the Prime Minister Menachem Begin left a meeting with Secretary of State Vance and key members of the Israeli cabinet and said they had made real progress jloward solving the out standing problems blocking Begin said several problems are out standing but they will be negotiated continuously until a final solution is I do believe a solution will be found which will serve as a basis for a peace Begins upbeat mood was in sharp contrast with the solemnness shown earlier by Carter when he went before the Knesset to say that the peoples of Israel and Egypt were ready for peace but that the leaders were Dan Begins an nounced that Carter and Begin would meet Tuesday at the King David Hotel where Carter is while Vance and Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan also were He said Car ter would leave for Washington at A official said Carter blew up in anger earlier Monday in the Israeli parliament at a new serious com plication raised by The Israeli cabinet in an allnight ses sion accepted some but not all of Car ters proposals for a peace Then Begin told parliament that the treaty could not be signed until after parlia mentary debate a process that could delay a treaty for weeks or even The official said listen ing with earphones to a translation of the Hebrew inside the Knesset blew but he gave no further American officials said they consid ered the Begin statement a serious and perhaps fatal complication because it came during a crucial They said if the treaty became entangled in Is raels turbulent and unpredictable polit ical situation there might be no signing for weeks or The usual practice is for a treaty to be then signed and then rati fied by a parliament or congress after The National in what ob viously was leaked out lined the unresolved issues as follows An Israeli demand for the estab lishment of full diplomatic relations with Egypt nine months after the sign ing of a Egypt insists on ex changing abassadors only after imple mentation of Palestinian self government in the occupied Israel agreed to an Egyptian de mand to implement selfgovernment in the Gaza strip first but insists it will not accept an Egyptian liaison office Israel agreed to a proposal to a target of one year by which negotia tions on selfgovernment should be com Sadat wants selfgovernment im plemented 14 to 15 months after the signing of a   

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