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North Adams Transcript (Newspaper) - July 18, 1978, North Adams, Massachusetts ADAMS 265 18, 1978 PAGES pledges oil price - President Carter is home from the Bonn economic summit where he promised to reduce U.S. oil Now he faces the difficult task of getting Congress to help him make good on that two days of meetings with of six other non-communist industrial nations in West Carter told one of us was cautious not to promise things we could not subsequently will have no trouble fulfilling one part of his promise raising U.S. oil but the other part a cutback in U.S. oil may be a lot tougher to president said in Bonn that to help dampen oil by he would increase the price of domestically produced oil an average of a barrel to the world market about a by the end of 1980. Carter can achieve that and sooner than by doing legislation Congress passed after the 1973-74 Arab oil price controls on domestic oil automatically will expire in May 1979, and prices would rise to world The result would be a boost in retail gasoline in curbing oil the president wiJl have a fight on his no matter how he goes about to reduce consumption by imposing a tax on domestic crude thus making it competitive in price with imported is in deep trouble in say that in an election and with Proposition 13 pressures mounting among the voters against higher it would take a miracle to get a crude oil tax through same pressures would work against any attempt by Carter to achieve the same results by imposing a quota or fee on oil which do without permission from before Carter went to the Senate voted to block imposition of an oil import and there is strong support for such a move in the he tries to slap a quota on oil Carter risks the threat of a legislative ban against that with especially heavy backing from East Coast senators and leaders in the 15-month fight over Carter's energy program had no comment on the president's commitments at the They said they were awaiting Daze puts crowds in Bargain Main CHARLES HELMAN Transcript Staff NORTH ADAMS - Richard N. Hall seems a little flustered as he tries to find the Sidewalk Bargain Daze sale price of the metal hat for an interested very admits Mr. of Business 5 Berkshire But it's definitely exciting to see huge crowds for a crowds were large and the pace was frantic at the annual 25-store summer clearance but city merchants were smiling as the cash registers kept an occasional elbow in the ribs as people made their way through the shoppers lining Main Street this spirits were The sun shined down on the sidewalk racks and tables were piled with exclaimed a woman as she examined a plated vase reduced to at the Mohawk Gift 49 Main St. it she asked with a gleeful sure she had found a real Bargain sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Chamber of was more than a big It had all the trappings of a Blue balloons and cowboy hats were given to youngsters by Berkshire Bank and fitted the cowboy hats on their thank they told their the in front of the Mohawk Help Line director Robert S. Kay sold lemonade for a not here to make but to let people know we're would you like one of our calling he asks a meet everyone shouts a portly woman as she bumps old friend in front of 85 Main St. only happens once a old a Main Street calls to his buddy who is trying to maneuver his way past 85 Main St. getting by all have to push your his exhausted friend take a sandwich a woman suggests to her and they go to join the lunch crowd at the Capitol 57 Main Dickory 57 Eagle p. 10 extension clears first - A proposal to extend the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment cleared its first hurdle in the House Judiciary Committee today by a vote of 23-8. an overflow audience of ERA supporters and the committee turned aside a move by Rep. Harold that would have required the extension to get a two-thirds vote if it reaches the House were confident of securing committee approval by vote later in the day for an extension of three years and three scaled down from the seven-year extension originally Robert McClory of the committee's ranking led off the opposition to the who voted for the ERA when it was originally approved by the said the extension would do harm than to the prospects of said he believed ratification could be secured by next March 22, when the original seven-year The measure is designed to guarantee equal protection of the law regardless of predicted the Illinois legislature would ratify the ERA at a session in although it has refused to do so in the He said this would give impetus to other states to follow the ERA does not make it by the he Congress should start the process over again and this time submit the measure for ratification by state conventions the other alternative outlined in state legislatures have approved the although four of them in Tennessee and Kentucky later rescinded Kentucky's rescission action was vetoed by the acting or three-fourths of the must approve the measure for Thomas said he would offer an amendment providing that state legislatures p. 10 says timing supports -' Andrew Young says the timing of his remark about U.S. political prisoners may have been wrong but he'll have more to say about is a political prisoner in the United didn't overstate the number of America's first black ambassador to the United Nations said in an interview in Geneva with the International Herald was a casual statement which perhaps should not have been especially not at this and I'm reluctant to discuss it But I assure you that I'll come back to of what is a political prisoner in the United as the Carter administration was severely criticizing the Soviet government for putting dissidents Anatoly Shcharansky and Alexander Ginzburg on Young told the French Socialist newspaper Le are perhaps thousands of political prisoners in the United claimed he was quoted out of but President Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance reprimanded There were also demands in Congress for and an impeachment resolution in the House of Representatives which was voted down accepted the Young told Jonathan Power of the Herald understood that it was upsetting to have that remark lifted out of an interview and left to give the impression that I did not understand the significance of the Shcharansky trial and that I was not in accord with the strong feelings that had been expressed by President Secretary Vance and looked at in its full trying to address the trial of Shcharansky in such a way that it was not just an anti-Russian I was communicating to a leftist French newspaper whose readership would tend to discredit any critique made by the Americans on the grounds that we are just playing domestic politics or that this is just another chapter in the cold war critique of the Soviet Union becomes stronger when given from the perspective of having faced up to U.S. weaknesses and p. 10 looks for Sports Drury baseball contingent will set out Thursday for Kaohsiung in the southern part of Taiwan to play the last two of five games against Chinese they hope to pick up the first victory on the diamond during Trip of a coach Tom talking to The Transcript by telephone this said he heard the best teams on the island come from the southern but he and the rest of the Blue Devils are not in awe of he said reflecting on losses oi 17-1,3-1 and 9-2 in the Taipei first game was due to jet lag and just being plain The second game we could have won if we had a few breaks and in the 9-2 loss we had two bad innings and it was played in the afternoon with the temperature about 90-95 haven't been hitting the he think if we came here in the middle of our season or kept practicing every day after the season we'd be doing much I'm optimistic because the Chinese don't seem to run the bases too We've picked off a few runners and thrown four or five out at the the team goes south an itinerary change from the scheduled departure hotter in the McGrath adding that both games will be played in the middle of the afternoon 2:30), instead of in the nighttime hours as was the case with two games last 20-person group has been in Taipei since last but will welcome the move to you like big you'll like McGrath say the air is clearer down there where we're going and we're all looking forward to kids are a little bit in awe of all they are he makes them appreciate where they came Taiwanese are going to extra-special lengths to make the North Adams group feel he especially in the area of people are very considerate of the coach are trying to give us western style food because the Taiwan food was so different than what we were used Tonight we were hosted at a big restaurant with singing and dancing and a floor contingent took a tour of a school during the day and it was a special met some fantastic he met us at the school with rousing There was a band and color guard for They even had me inspect the like in the military and I sat up in review of the proceedings on a chair in the middle of the the contingent is planning a sightseeing trip to Shinen considered one of the more beautiful spots near Trip of a continues as the Blue Devils enjoy their summer in a foreign land and try to end a losing win crucial battle over truck PETER G. Transcript ADAMS - Residents of Massachusetts Avenue last night won a critical battle in their war to ban traffic along the roadway when the city to perform a traffic survey in the municipal traffic commission voted unanimously last night to recommend the City Council approve the survey after Mayor Richard C. Lamb announced city employees would perform the The survey would be a first step toward low 50. high 85-90. permission to ban heavy trailer which use the street as a shortcut from Williamstown to North Lamb acknowledged he was not quite sure how the which must produce a tally of the total number of vehicles using the street as well as the number of trucks over 2'/a tons on the would be But the mayor said he was ready to order the study performed within the next Sarah H. Hewitt of 1033 Massachusetts one of the prime movers behind the requested the survey be delayed at least until mid-August because several manufacturing concerns along the street are now closed for vacation She said the vacations have reduced truck traffic and a survey union still on and union agree to service about to settle project 17 the next week would not give a true picture of the on the roadway filed a petition with the City Council in late March asking for a ban of truck traffic that passes through their neighborhood without stopping for council referred the matter to the traffic which has been juggling with the petition ever commission requested the state Department of Public Works in Lenox perform a traffic survey since it requires such a study before it permits truck DPW shunted responsibility for the study back to the local saying the avenue was a municipal roadway and therefore the study had to be performed by the commission turned around and resubmitted its request for the survey to saying it had no money for a survey with an annual budget of only Lamb finally broke the cycle last Friday by announcing the city would find the means to undertake the mayor said last night the survey is only the first step toward a ban of truck traffic since the state must grant permission for the move despite the fact the road is not under its Lamb said he will Williamstown officials of the city's plan for the study aimed at a He said once the survey is complete the city will ask Williamstown selectmen to approve similar ban along North Hoosac which runs into the avenue at the mayor agreed to order that the date of the survey be secret after one resident at last night's meeting said announcement of plans for the study might result in a temporary decrease in truck Lamb said once the survey is complete results will be submitted to state DPW He said state officials require three conditions be met in order to approve a Among the conditions are requirements that heavy truck traffic make up at least 5 to 8 percent of total and proof that pavement on the street is being damaged by truck mayor said he had the state would approve the 25 avenue residents who attended last night's commission meeting appeared surprised by the swiftness of their victory after several months of They immediately turned their attention to the issue of speeding vehicles along the residents requested the commission recommend increased police surveillance of the p. 10 truck driving along Massachusetts Avenue in North Adams may have use of the road for a limited The city has agreed to pay for a traffic survey of the the first step to banning truck
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