You have viewed 1 newspapers today. Please Register in order to view more newspapers.
We are retrieving your image from the archive...
We are converting your image into tiles...
North Adams Transcript (Newspaper) - January 7, 1978, North Adams, Massachusetts ADAMS YEAR 103 JANUARY 7. 1978 PAGES Indians lose battle for - The Mashpee Indians lost their bid Friday for legal recognition as a tribe to reinforce their claim for million worth of Cape Cod But a federal judge withheld final judgment on the land three days of an U.S. District Court jury flatly rejected the Indian claim to be a tribe in two of three questions given them by Judge Walter Jay the third question involving the status on five dates ranging from 1790 to 1870, the jury decided the Indians were a tribe in 1834 and 1842 but at no other like to find out where the after 1842," said Lawrence chief Indian attorney after the they go west or in Skinner held over the He said he would reserve final judgment until after a Jan. 20 at which both sides will submit briefs commenting on the judge was seeking advice to why he should do anything other than enter a judgment of said Allan van a member of the team of lawyers opposing the Indian George Benway of a town of fewer than 5,000 Briefly... Discount rate going - The Federal Reserve Board said Friday it will raise the discount rate from 6 percent to 6V2 percent because of what it called disorderly conditions in foreign exchange discount rate is the interest rate that the central bank charges members banks when they borrow from the various district Federal Reserve The discount rate is a harbinger of interest rates in the economy and when it rises other borrowing rates also City Bank of New York announced an increase in the prime lending rate the rate charged its leading investors from 7% to 8 unusual action by the board followed by two days a decision by the central Federal Reserve Bank and the Treasury to intervene in foreign markets to support the value of the in trading Friday the dollar appeared to be losing its early St. takes a YORK - The stock stung by the U.S. dollar's renewed reverses on foreign exchange markets and concern over another boost in the prime interest closed Friday at its lowest level in more than two Dow Jones average of 30 industrial down 26.25 points already in the lost another 11.43 points to close at 793.49. It was lowest closing point for the closely watched average since Oct. 1,1975, when the economy still was recovering from the 1974 anger Panama - Senior Panamanian officials expressed frustration and anger Friday over demands by U.S. senators for changes in the proposed Panama Canal who declined to be publicly said they may not be able to give the lawmakers any specific promises or commitments on possible alterations to the pact before the Americans end their visit here one Panamanian said two changes proposed by Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker were probably acceptable to his is suggesting that an agreement of understanding between Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos and President Carter on future canal defense rights be incorporated into the He also is asking for abolition of a provision concerning a new sea-level the Panamanian officials revealed that a Tennessee has presented Torrijos with a list of nearly 40 other proposed Workers - Ever tire of getting coffee for the watering his plants or keeping him in a supply of carrots while he 3,000 women office workers who object to such practices have formed organizations in more than a dozen American including New York and San a chapter of the Boston which calls itself has formed a union Local 925. It is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union and includes about 300 purpose of these groups is to upgrade jobs held by women office said Karen a 27-year-old former clerk-typist from Nussbaum is now director of a group called the Working Women Organizing Project in Cleveland which instructs women office workers on how to rebel marks for West Germany President Carter's foreign plagued by translation blunders in Warsaw and unguarded remarks in New drew low marks in some Western European Other praised his Middle East peace editorial critics of the swing said the itinerary and well publicized gaffes confirmed suspicions of White House one of the sharpest press attacks on the Conrad editor of the Hamburg Morgenpost and a member of West Germany's called Carter worst political failure of the past and said his nine-day ended simply a continuation of this a blistering shot at a top American government figure is rare in West which proclaims itself the strongest U.S. ally in officially years in with Sol's help sledding for the 60 miles southeast of hailed the verdict as a victory after the said town officials planned as soon as possible to go to Washington to meet Rep. Gerald who represents Cape and with Sen. Edward about introducing legislation exempting all private property from the Indian said such legislation would leave all but 1,500 of the 13,000 acres with unclouded Indian claim for the land has clouded all private property titles in Land transactions virtually halted because many banks were reluctant to give president of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal which brought the said he believed the Indians eventually would appeal the final a move that would continue to cloud private property town rejected last October an arrangement for legislation exempting the titles of about 800 homeowners in the Indians filed their suit Aug. 26, 1976, one of the dates the jury decided they were not legally a this type of said don't see Congress asking the people of Mashpee to suffer through an appeal called the verdict but said he did not know if it would be used as a basis for an Lawson of Hopper feeds his barnyard lead poison program back on PETER ADAMS - The state's lead poisoning prevention defunct in Berkshire County since the middle of last has been according to the two program inspectors assigned to the Susan M. Almeida and Starr have established offices in Pittsfield and have begun - A newspaper report that some lesbian couples have babies by artificial insemination stirred sharp protest Friday from persons concerned about the children's health and home Rhodes a Conservative bring children into this world without a natural father is evil and This evil must stop for the sake of the potential children and which both have enough problems without the extension of this horrific of lesbian births besieged London's Evening which carried the birth report in a frontage story It claimed 10 such births have occurred in dozen men and women staged a sit-in and threw stink bombs in the newsroom and chanted such slogans as we shall not be women this is a women's and woman has the right to have a group dispersed only after Evening News editor Louis Kirby agreed to meet the Afterward Kirby said he offered to publish the reply to the newspaper series on lesbian births but refused a demand to discontinue the investigative were reporting matters which we consider to be of public he News alleged a top London doctor had helped 10 lesbians to have children through artificial A lesbian identified the doctor as gynecologist David M. who runs a private clinic in London's fashionable Belgravia cloudiness chance of light high about 30. low 25-30. cloudy with snow changing to high In the 30s. process they hope will reach all of the county's 17,500-plus children younger than 6. on some 300 children in 25 day care centers and nursery schools countywide will begin within two weeks and public screening clinics are planned for the said Ms. don't expect people to come to We want to go out to where the problem she going to do our best to reach all of the county's of lead by young children can cause a variety of including brain damage and The most available source of the substance for youngsters is chips of lead-based in the lead inhibits the production of or red blood which carry oxygen and nutrients to the Almeida said detection of lead in its stages is difficult because of the lack of said later stages of symptoms such as drowsiness and poor muscle inspector said almost any home built before 1950 probably contains lead-based She said old including is often painted with the added that Massachusetts is the only state in the nation with lead laws so that many articles produced in other states are coated with leaded state's lead prevention program was racked by internal squabbling and lack of funds in the middle of last group of publicly demanded the resignation of the program's Richard W. in mid-July and Mr. Clapp reacted by firing or suspending 13 staff attempt to inject an extra into the program was stalled in mid-June after the state's commissioner of public Dr. Jonathan E. forgot to submit the request for the money to Senate Means Almeida said federal CETA funds have been used to replace lost staff members and new state money for the program is scheduled for approval by the program inspector said 1,338 children younger than 6 were tested in the county during 1976. She said no figures were available for last said the test for which should be performed on children younger than 3 every six months and on those younger than 6 every consists of a simple pinprick in the finger from which blood is The blood sample is sent to state laboratories and results are returned within two Almeida said parents are notified of the results with their an inspection of living quarters is lead paint is found in an the family is advised to remove it. If it is found in rental the landlord must begin to remove the material within seven days of notification or face stiff chief brands it ADAMS - A garage fire on Dover Street last night destroyed an automobile and caused substantial damage to the Chief Albert P. Denelli said the blaze was and called for an investigation by city police and the state fire property has been the object of repeated attacks by vandals during the past several according to its Joseph L. Devanney of 54 Cherry lost to worth of belongings out of that garage in the last five he said as he inspected the chasing kids out of here all the he Marie J. said she spotted the blaze and called the fire department at about 5 p.m. after her children said they smelled something Denelli said the fire started in the front seat of the a 1966 It spread through the vehicle and into the rafters of the chief said the building has damage from flames and He said the car was a total from the blaze caused officials at Mark Hopkins School several blocks away to call fire fearing a fire in their own
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.