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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Alamogordo, New Mexico Reagan Hopes Basing plan survives Washington a president Reagan is hoping the latest plan for Basing my nuclear missiles will be Able to survive both a soviet attack and congressional scrutiny. Reagan is expected to announce monday that he has approved an air Force recommendation that the too intercontinental weapons be clustered in underground shelters within a 14-Square-mile area White House and Pentagon officials say. The announcement was expected to come a few hours before Reagan gives a nationally televised address on arms control monday night. Reagan sex plan known variously As a closely spaced Basing a and a dense pack a a comes in response to a dec. I deadline set by Congress for proposing a Home for the missiles. Then Congress which begins a lame Duck session Nev. 29, will have 30 legislative Days to veto the plan a vote that is expected to be close. Meantime it has forbidden the Pentagon to set aside Money for Basing the weapons. The question of How and where to deploy the 71-foot-Long, 192,000 Pound missiles has been unanswered since the weapons were first proposed in 1973. More than 30 different Basing plans have been considered. Even though the weapon system has no Home More than 4.5 billion already has been spent on research and development. The Pentagon has set the total program Cost at about $25 billion but critics say the final Price could be double that. Supporters of the program say the weapon is needed because increasingly accurate soviet missiles have made the current . Force of 1,052 minuteman and Titan land based intercontinental missiles vulnerable to destruction in their silos. Each my or a missile experimental a will have to warheads and will be highly accurate. While the my is scheduled to go into production next year the a dense pack base wont be ready until 1986. In the interim Reagan proposed putting the first 40 missiles into existing minutemen silos but the idea was turned Down cold by Congress. Although the president could make some last minute change the version of Quot dense pack he is most Likely to approve would put All too missiles into an area about 14 Miles Long and a mile wide. A dense pack backers say the missiles would be saved by a a fratricide a a theory which Holdis that incoming soviet missiles would Knock each out leaving some my weapons Able to retaliate. Another option is to build More than too silos for the missiles leaving some of the shelters empty. That would make it More difficult for the soviets to target the missiles say my advocates. A dense pack has Many critics As have All the other Basing plans. One is Charles Townes a physicist and Nobel laureate who headed a defense science Board panel that studied the idea. Townes has reportedly questioned whether the missiles can be put into a super hardened a or blast proof silos quicker than the soviets can come up with better weapons. A too oooo n2 Southwest microfilm . Box i Pooh Elpaso to 79991 vol. It no. 271 Alamogordo. Now Mexico sunday november la 1982 50 be by Carrier were proud of them and it was a Good game to watch with excitement going All the time. The first half was a scoring runaway and then the second half was one of protecting the Lead while neither team scored. Well see How things work out today Between Carlsbad and Belen and then Well see what happens after that. As of now it appears that Well play the Winner of that game Here next Friday night. Hard fight Charles Herrell was stricken with a strange and brutal illness late in the summer a we think it was in August. It was the kind that knocked him off the feet and left him in pain most All the time. He spent lots of time in the Hospital but he a a fighter and he Snow apparently on the Road to recovery. He came into the office for a Brief visit on saturday morning. He is now Able to drive and walk but there Are still some evidences that he Hasni to totally won the Battle. He still has lots of pain but he is sure improved Over the last time we saw him in the Hospital. His ailment is a rare one but mice you get those things you begin to hear of others who have had it. We be experienced the same thing. Since Charles was hit we have Learned of others and none have made the remarkable Progress that he has. Continued on Page to another look a Omna. Wall it a tim Waul laugh lines some gals Are not As Good at cleaning up the House As they Are picking up the dirt in the neighbourhood. First blood our tigers came through with a Victory on Friday night taking them one step farther along in the states High school football playoffs. It was a Tough game against a Good team but they managed to come out on top. We of Otero county phone 437-2000 crime of the week Over the top for United Way Are or. Rex Hutchinson left reporting for the dentist s Section of the professional division who reported that the dentists have raised 113 per cent of their goal Bill Gaines and Ruth Dees representing vip division who have turned 189 per cent of their goal Quinton Daniel engineers Section of the professional division where they be raised 100 percent of goal James Bartley representing Public employees who have raised 122 per cent of their goal Bartley worked the City employees Section and that group reported 375 per cent of their goal and col. Don Austin whose Csc division has reported 112 per cent. Daily news photo sometime within the last 30 Days a Bam located South of the country club on country club Road in Otero county was forcibly broken into and two saddles valued at approximately $1,500, were stolen. The saddles Are described As being �?115-Inch Saddle padded seat beige in color made by Saddle King of Texas. A i 14-Inch youth Saddle with Silver plated Saddle Horn made by . Amonette of Roswell and several reins Mouth bites and other items. Anyone having information or knowledge concerning this crime is requested to Call crime stoppers at 437-2000. Crime stoppers will from $500 up to $1,000 to continued on Page to set at Gross receipts Levy president Ronald Reagan meets with members of the the plan known As a dense pack was discussed at general advisory committee of the u. S. Arms con the session. From left Are Bill Graham Reagan and Trot and disarmament Agency at the White House. Charles marshal. Map laser photo by . Mcquiddy daily news staff writer the City commission will take a look again at a proposal to impose an additional one Quarter of one percent Gross receipts tax at its regular meeting this tuesday. By state statute adoption has to be no later than the regular meeting of dec. 28 or a special meeting on Jan. 4. This would allow time in Case of a petition for referendum. If passed at this time the extra Quarter cent would go into effect on july i and would generate approximately $380,000 per year. The idea of an increase in Gross receipts for the City is not new. The present commissioners have been kicking this around since budget hearings last Spring. Commissioner Charles Mauldin who was on the commission when the last hike was passed wants to make certain that this boost is specifically tied Down. He said the previous hike was supposed to be used to help improve streets and it was not used in this manner and was spent on personnel and other matters. Accordingly the proposed ordinance contains a Section now Blank to specifically tie Down the Money. The commissioners at the first discussion had leaned toward putting the extra proceeds into streets. In a memo to the commission City manager Dan Malone said a we do not have a Complete Street by Street schedule at this time however if streets is what the commission desires to dedicate the tax for we can Speed up our inventory and have continued on Page to weather fair through monday. High saturday 66, Low 38. On Way Over top fridays report luncheon of United Way of Alamogordo Holloman and Otero county saw the totals climb to $162,251, or 81 percent of the goal of $201,000. Wayne Duggan drive chairman with considerable Pride in the totals reported urged workers to continue their work and get the drive completed before the end of november. A if anyone Ever had any doubt that we would make the goal he can now Lay those fears to rest a Duggan said. A a we la have the too percent to report to you with our next meeting a he continued. Reporting Friday were Advance division with a total of $44,554, or 67 percent of a goal of $66,000 pattern division with continued on Page to Washington a president Reagan called on americans trading partners saturday to work for open markets and reject protectionist policies that insulate their countries from world Competition. Reagan a address comes four Days in Advance of a meeting of free world trading ministers in Geneva Switzerland. Declaring that the International trading system is at a Crossroads Reagan said a either free world countries go Forward and sustain the drive toward More open markets or they risk sliding Back toward the mistakes of the 1930s and succumbing to the evils of More and More government intervention and this is really no Choice at Washington a a Mother and her missing 5-year-old daughter have been reunited 3,000 Miles from Home after police in Virginia and California aided by a newspaper photograph found the child and arrested her father. Police said they found Germy in a Fairfield calif., Motel with her father Edward j. Moore who was arrested on a felony warrant charged with abducting Genny on feb. 17 in Alexandria va., a Washington suburb. Investigator Jim Scutt of the Alexandria police department had run out of leads in his search for Genny when the associated press transmitted her photograph to accompany a Story about president Reagan a signing of the missing children act on oct. 12. Silver City a the last remaining lease applications for Oil and Gas drilling in the Gila wilderness have been withdrawn ending for now a heated debate Over whether the area should be opened for exploration. Forest service officials said this week that the final pending lease application held by James Chudnow of Chicago had been dropped. The withdrawal notice was filed with the Bureau of land management. . Drawer m Alamogordo of Otero county new Mexico phone 437-2000 88310hold your hats folks Here it comes again Washington a take heart recession weary America Here comes the recovery. Again. Unfazed by a year of wrong guesses most private and government forecasters Are saying the Economy will begin pulling out of the recession in the next month or so. Many were almost As optimistic last Winter and Spring. New government figures released Friday said the National Economy was absolutely Flat in the july september Quarter a no growth no decline just sitting there. Until it starts moving upward unemployment is unlikely to recede much from the highest level in 42 years 10.4 percent in october. But analysts say the fact that interest rates have been falling Over the past few months Means better times Are almost surely coming. David Cross a senior economist at Chase Econometrics in Bala Cynwyd pa., talks of a a snowballing at first lower rates make it cheaper for americans to buy expensive items ranging from refrigerators on up to houses. And they make it cheaper for businesses to finance storage of inventory stockpiles lessening their risk in increasing production. The Way the snowball is supposed to Roll lower rates a coupled with this years tax rate Cut and the Prospect of next years a encourage Consumers to buy More goods giving producers an incentive to make More thus requiring them to hire Back Laid off workers who then have Money to buy More goods giving producers an incentive to make even More and hire even More. And on and on. Of course the effect works in reverse too As apparently happened with the record High interest rates that preceded the recession. High rates can push Consumers to Cut spending and prod producers to Cut output and Lay off workers. But few expect rates to surge upward again soon. The Federal Reserve Board concerned about the Long recession has been easing its formerly tight grip on the nations Supply of Money and credit and financial markets have reacted by lowering their rates. On Friday it lowered its so called a a discount rate a the rate at which it lends Money to Banks and other financial institutions a from 9.5 percent to 9 percent. Here a what some top economists Are saying about better Days ahead continued on Page to

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