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Salina Journal, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1976, Salina, Kansas Preliminary winners Junior Miss Yvonne Albee far left of Kansas is a preliminary winner in youth fitness in the Americas Junior Miss com petition Others from left are Dana Sue Ward Missouri Lenne Jo Hallgren Washing and Marianne Weed UPI Photos Kansan wins preliminary round in Junior Miss pageant MOBILE Ala UPI High school seniors from Kansas Wash ington Missouri and Utah were firstround winners of preliminary competition Thursday night in the 1976 Americas Junior Miss pageant The second of three rounds of prelim inary judging will be held tonight with the final preliminaries Saturday afternoon Yvonne Lee Albee of Leavenworth Kan was awarded the youth fitness prize while Lenne Jo Hallgren of Clarkston Wash was the poise and ap pearance winner Marianne Weed of Bountiful Utah who sang a song from the opera La Bohem won the creative and per forming arts winner and the scholastic achievement award went to Dana Sue Ward of Rolla Mo Each of the preliminary winners gets a scholarship while first prize for the pageant to be awarded during Monday nights nationally tele vised finals is a scholarship Aftershocks rip through Italy Continued from Page 1 with her whitehaired sisterinlaw We felt the first little shock and said Oh well Then we felt the big one At nearby Buia a town of 8000 po lice reported at least 40 persons dead In one minute it came and every thing was moving and trees were fall ing down said Alba Populin a grey haired middleaged woman who sat rubbing her bloodshot eyes near the pile of rubble that once was a four story apartmemt building in which she lived Thanks to God I escaped she said Many of the regions residents who fled from their homes planned to spend at least another night camped in the vineyards that cover most of the coun tryside for fear of more shocks The two aftershocks hit within 26 sec onds of each other and measured 42 Dateline 1776 By Uaited Press International WILLIAMSBURG Va May 7 The new Virginia Convention was peti tioned by Chesterfield County for an easing of the requirement that men at tend militia muster every two weeks County authorities noted that the mus ter obligation was a hardship for the poorer sort who have not a slave to labor for them The Salina Journal PO Zip 7401 Published five days a week and Sundays ex cept Memorial Independence and Labor Days at 333 S 4th Salina Kansas Saliu Jmirul IDC Fred Vandegrlft President and General Manager Glenn Williams Editor Secondclass postage paid at Salina Fonfetf Febraary 1H1 Department heads News John Schmledeler Larry Math ews Bill Burke Barbara Phillips senior editors Robert Entriken Jacquelyn Wool sey Jim Suber assistant editors Photos Fritz Mendel chief Evelyn Bur ger technician Advertising Paul Webb display and na tional advertising manager Jim Pickett classified advertising manager Production Kenneth Ottley foreman William Chandler coforeman composing room Howard Gruber press foreman David Atkinson assistant foreman Larry McEiderry circulation manager Walter Frederking mailing foreman Business Arlo Robertson office and cred it manager Served by the United Press International the New York Times News Service and the Harris News Service Member of UPI The United Press International is entitled exclusively to the use for publication of all the local news printed in this news paper as well as all UPI news dispatches Area Code 913 Dial 8236363 Subscription rates Daily 15c Sunday 25c By Carrier Monthly rate H2S plus lOc Kansas sales tax a total of 1335 By mall in Sales Journal Tax Remit One year WlOO 93 Six months 1700 51 1751 Three months 900 27 927 One month 400 12 412 By mill outside Kansas One year J4000 Six months 2400 2400 Three months 1600 1SOO One month 600 600 PosUl regulations require mail subscrip tions to be paid in advance If you fall to receive The Journal in Sallna Dial 8234363 Weekdays between and pm Sunday between am and and 41 on the openended Richter scale The initial earthquake Thursday night measured 69 and was felt in eight European countries from Berling 1000 miles to the north to Sarajevo Yugoslavia 300 miles to the south The famed leaning tower of Pisa swayed during the temblor In Venice the Bell Tower in St Marks Square which was rebuilt after collapsing in 1902 also swayed but officials said it was not endangered Swedens Uppsala Seismological In stitute said the main shock wave which was followed by 20 milder after shocks was the strongest recorded in Europe since the quake at Skopje Yu goslavia in 1963 that killed 1100 per sons General Seitz visit St Johns Brig Gen Ret John A Seitz Junc tion City and Mrs Seitz will be guests of the cadets of St Johns Military school Sunday The couple will attend chapel with the cadet corps be saluted at a review and join the cadets for lunch Now a bank vicepresident Gen Seitz was commander at Fort Riley when he retired several years ago Send your news tip to The Salina Journal in prizes every week Hill City hearing is postponed HILL CITY Kan UPI A prelimi nary hearing for Dennis G Sanders ac cused of the April 20 beating death of art teacher Linda Leebrick has been postponed until May 21 The hearing originally set for Fri day was delayed to enable the 21year old Sanders courtappointed attorney more time to prepare a case Sanders was Miss Leebricks neigh bor Her partially clothed badly beat en body was discovered April 22 two days after she was abducted from her Hill City apartment General Battery sets open house Representatives of the Kansas De partment of Economic Development and executives from General Battery Corp Reading Pa are expected at a Saturday open house of General Bat terys new Salina plant The plant one of the largest and most modern in the world be dedicated and the ribbon cut at 2 pm with the plant open for inspection until 5pm Invited guests will attend a luncheon at the Salina Country club The Breakfast club of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce has sub stituted the open house for its May meeting General Battery began production here last year Barry J Weidenham mer is the plant manager Decision due May 18 on county zoning Saline county commissioners Friday said they will announce their decision on proposed county zoning and sub division regulations at the May 18 com mission meeting Commissioners declined comment on whether they would approve the contro versial zoning regulations which would replace the old county zoning and master plan The new regulations would replace pyramid zoning with exclusive zoning which is consid erably stricter The proposed regulations were passed in February by the countyplan ning and zoning commission The county commission wont meet Tuesday since commissioners will be in Topeka attending a conference on federal grants Hayes will lead bingo probe TOPEKA Kan UPI House Ma jority Leader John Hayes RHutchin son has been named chairman of a spe cial sevenmember legislative panel to investigate organized crime and other illegal activities possibly involved in the states bingo gambling operations Ford will try out new campaign plan in Plains By United Press International President Ford headed his falter ing campaign to the Midwest Fri day with a new strategy Empha size his own achievements in office and let others counterattack Ron ald Reagan Among the accomplishments Ford would like to take credit for is the econ omy but he has so far been forced on the defensive by Reagan attacks on his foreign policy Ford got some new ammunition for his trip to Nebraska and Missouri when the Labor Department reported Friday the unemployment rate held steady at 75 per cent in April and a record high number of persons were employed for the third straight month Fords new strategy his aides said Friday is for him to talk positively about his record and programs and let surrogates like Sen Barry Gold water Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and Commerce Secretary Elliot Richard son make the attacks on Reagan Woodcock defends Carter Democratic frontrunner Jimmy Car ter Friday got the blessing of liberal labor leader Leonard Woodcock head of the United Auto Workers Wood cock after defending Carter in a speech told reporters in Detroit I am most sympathetic to his candidacy and I have no concern with him on any of the issues He criticized Morris Udall who is making his last stand in the May 18 Michigan primary for referring to Car ter as a conservative The labor leader said Those who say Carter is almost as conservative as Ford and Reagan are speaking political nonsense Carter opened his day in Maryland which also votes May 18 with a blister ing attack on the state Democratic ma chine which is backing newcomer Ed mund G Brown Jr in his first primary effort He said the bosses supporting Brown are the people willing to lose an election rather than support him Carter said Browns image as gover nor of California is based on popular nonaction and the idea that no action is good government Brown on Thursday visited Capitol Hill and won praise from many party stalwarts in Congress House Speaker Carl Albert said Brown is the only one who can stop Carters drive for the nomination FBI paid over million to 1500 undercover spies WASHINGTON UPI The FBI calls them intelligence inform ants a more elegant term for what the general public knows crudely as squealers finks or stoolpigeons The murky world of the professional intelligence informant was penetrated for the first time in detail Thursday in a Senate intelligence committee staff report which said the FBI had more than 1500 undercover spies on a million payroll as of last year It warned that the mass of informa tion on the lives and activities of tar geted individuals and groups and the methods used pose dangers to a free society and said FBI guidelines should be clarified and strengthened Alarmed at scope Prepared by the staff of the com mittee which is now completing docu mentation of its 15month investigation of intelligence agencies the report ex pressed alarm at the extremely broad scope of FBI intelligence informant surveillance and reporting The dangers to a free society that are implicit in the use of secret in telligence informers have long been recognized it said The intelligence informant technique is not a precise in strument By its very nature it risks governmental monitoring of con stitutionally protected activity and the private lives of Americans Informants have infiltrated or report ed on among others the Black Panthers the Ku Klux Klan antiwar organizations college campuses and even the womens liberation move ment the report said Any and all information is wel comed from personal and political views of targets to their finances and sex lives In fact intelligence informants re port on virtually every aspect of a groups activities serving in the words of both FBI officials and an informant as a vacuum cleaner of information the report said According to records given the com mittee as of June 301975 the FBI had 1584 informants of whom 1040 were regular spies and 554 were on pro bation status pending establishment of their reliability There also were 649 confidential sources and 200 panel sources it said individuals who furnish informa tion available to them in their positions in the political or business life of the community or who would attend cer tain events in order to report on them to the FBI They are not paid There are no statutes or published government regulations to govern the use of informants the report said nor is there a schedule of payments for services supplied by intelligence informants It said such payments average ap proximately a month with the most valuable and productive inform ants earning in the range of monthly Wont debate police policies Woody tells committee critics Kansas turnpike rates to increase WICHITA Kan UPI Kansas Turnpike toll rates will be in creased June I nearly 10 per cent to prevent a possible default by the Kansas Turnpike Authority to pri vate bond holders who financed the million toll road The KTA voted unanimously to in crease rates which have not be raised in seven years The toll increase will range from five cents on short distances between interchanges to 50 cents for the full 236mile trip between Kansas City and the Oklahoma border There will be no increases on the two commuter inter changes near Kansas City The 1954 trust agreement requires of the authority certain annual finan cial payments to sinking funds for an orderly retirement of the construction bonds said Nick Badwey KTA chair man Even though we have reduced our bonded indebtedness from mil lion in 1966 to about 194 million pres ently outstanding the financial require ments of the trust agreement were not all fulfilled during 1974 and 1975 Badwey said operating expenses have nearly doubled increasing from million to million since the last toll adjustment in 1969 He said 1975 net income before interest was down almost from the 1969 total He said in addition to major wage equipment and materials cost increas es maintenance on the 20yearo5d highway has been extensive ByPATGASTON Indicating he would not enter into a public dispute over policies and pro cedures of the Salina Police depart ment Chief John Woody Friday de dined to answer a list of questions submitted by a selfstyled Civil Re view Board Steering I dont answer any personal vend ettas against me Woody said If these are the greatest critics I have I could be paid no greater compliment As long as they stay off my people Im fair game Thats all thats going to be said we have work to do Referring to the recent scandal in volving a police juvenile officer and a 17yearold female suspect the com mittee describes its letter as an hon est attempt to prevent future events as described from recurring However It is the committees ex pressed opinion that had there been proper administrative policies and pro cedures the tragedy for the police offi cer and the young woman might never have occurred The group then asks for an explana tion of police policy concerning Questioning of women prisoners by male officers Contraband drugs being kept in po licemens offices Qualifications and requirements for the position of juvenile officer Detaining processing and question ing of juveniles by the police department Pornographic materials within the confines of public offices and buildings The letter is addressed to Woody and requests he reply within a reasonable length of Officials said Friday that several of the 9 Salinans whose signatures appear on the letter already have been briefed on departmental policy during a face toface meeting in Woodys office These people were in here about a year ago and we answered their ques tions then They know the answers said Assistant Police Chief Darrell Wilson Woody added that the door to his of fice always has been open to respon sible groups and individuals who have questions about police procedure But he said he would not participate in a public debate over the policies of the police department and indicated he felt the committee would not be sat isfied no matter what his reponse Signatures appearing on the letter in clude Karolyn K Zerger James O Briscoe James W Briscoe Monte W Gusewelle Oliver D Green the Rev Fred Cravens Betty Pierce Ruby Nell Newman and Tommy Black jr Unemployment holds at 75 percent rate WASHINGTON UPI Unem ployment held steady at 75 percent in April while the total number of workers with jobs increased to a re cord high the Labor Department reported Friday It was the first time since 1973 that the nation has gone seven straight months without an increase in unemployment Total employment rose by 710000 persons to a record 874 million But its impact on joblessness was blunted by a similar increase in the total number of persons available for work This group also rose to an alltime high of 616 per cent of the population Adult men accounted for nearly 450000 of Aprils increased employ ment This was a drastic change from earlier months when the rapid expan sion of employment has been concen trated among women The report was welcome news to President Fords economic advisers who were confronted Thursday with an announcement that a fivemonth lull in wholesale prices had ended abruptly with an 08 per cent increase in April San Francisco strike nears end By United Press International A proposal to end the 38day strike by San Franciscos craft workers re portedly was approved Friday and a tentative agreement was reached in a weekold strike in Memphis Tenn tint idled 5000 construction workers No breaks were in sight in strikes that shut down the Big Four tirema kers plants idled Continental Trail ways buses in 10 southern states stopped United Parcel Service trucks in 13 states halted service work at 3000 New York City apartments slow ed beermaking at AnheuserBusch bre weries and kept newswrilers and tech nicians out of NBC studios Reliable sources told UPI negotia tors for five of the six striking unions in San Francisco would meet later Fri day to formally approve the proposal indicating a settlement could come by afternoon About 1800 San Francisco city craft workers are on strike and their picket lines are being honored by some 2000 bus trolley and cable car drivers re sulting in a transit shutdown in the city of 700000 Eight members of New York Citys City Council Thursday urged tenants af fected by the strike of some 22000 striking service workers to hold off paying May rent to the building owners This is one way to get them build ing owners off the dime and back to the bargaining table the councilmen said A Bicentennial Digest By John Schmiedeler Bring a hammer needed Saturday The male macho can find expression in many ways Like for instance driving nails into boards There isnt a male in the land who doesnt fancy himself a builder Boy if only he had the time what wondrous things he would make with ham mer nails and a bit of lumber Well heres your chance The Street Fair com mittee of the Salina American Revolution Bicen tennial Commission needs volunteer nailpounders Saturday to build elements of the arts and crafts booths The work gets underway at 8 am in the former Montgomery Ward store building in the 100 block of North Santa Fe Anyone with a hammer and stout arm can help the committee emphasized It would help to bring a nail apron too The Street Fair committee a part of Festivals 76 of the SARBC is a prudent group Con sequently 5 carpenters from the local Carpenters Union will be on hand to direct the booth assembly So if driving nails into boards turns you on bring your hammer to the old Montgomery Ward build ing and pound away Youll have fun meet some fine folks and get involved in Salinas salute to the Nations 200th birthday You can attend the June 11 and 12 Street Fair and proudly identify to Junior and the Missus the very booth you helped construct Besides Saturdays going to be a bad day for golf Wait and see ;