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   Greeley Daily Tribune, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1974, Greeley, Colorado                             Agencies ponder runaway jurisdiction ItyKONTOLLEKSON Tribune Staff Writer Weld County's new juvenile shelter home is slated to open Aug. l, with one of three alternate sites to be chosen next week and staff counselor applicants now being, interviewed, according to the shelter's director, Howard Kennedy. However that operation immediately may find itself in the midst of a quandary now facing two existing Weld youth-help agencies: who deals with juvenile runaways? Officials of the county's Social Services Department, including Social Services Supervisor Dan Fowler, and of the private Weld Mental Health Center Inc., including Charlie Baker of its youth- crisis Lean On Program, met this week with the county commissioners. At issue was some jurisdictional un- certainty between the county and private agencies which, Baker indicated during the talks, had led to poor treatment of problem-ridden juveniles in earlier months. Baker said his Lean On staff members had dealt with 81 juvenile runaways during the past March to March period. And Fowler later said his agency's newly started records show an average of 11 runaways a month in this area, although that may vary up to 15 a week at times; most are local runaways, not from out-pf- state. Weld's Social Services Department as of March 1 became this area's primary agency for housing and counseling- runaways referred from police, courts or other sources. And one of those chief "other" sources is Baker's Lean On program. Fowler and Social Services Director Eugene McKenna said runaways must be referred to their agency for placement in Original Script Written by Horace Greeley in 1871 VOL.66, NO. 206 GREELEY, COLORADO80631 ANDTHE GREELEY REPUBLICAN Weekly Tribune Established 1870 FRIDAY, JUNE Pooling around More than 800 hot men, women and children cooled Swimming Pool on 23rd Avenue. Pool officials said it was when persons flocked to the pool. (Tribune photo by off Thursday in 98 degree temperature in the Municipal the largest number of swimmers since one day last week -Jim Briggs) Money market pinching home buying ByJOIINSEELMEYEK Tribune Staff Writer In the money markets, it's known as "disintermediation." It's a long mouthful of a word, but it. describes the sometimes complex chain of events making it more difficult for potential homeowners to obtain and pay for a loan. Earlier this year, mortgage loans were available at per cent. By this week, though, the rate had climbed to 9% and some bankers foresee a climb to 10 per cent before rates begin to drop. Why? Disintermediation is one answer; swer. Basically, disintermediation works like this: Savings and loans institutions are the major source of mortgage money in the nation. They attract funds from private and institutional money in the nation. They attract funds from private and institutional investors, paying interest rates ranging from 5% to 7'A per cent on certificates of deposit. However, the early months of this year saw investors withdrawing their funds from savings and loan institutions and investing it in other, more lucrative markets. One of the prime targets of those in- vestors has been government bonds, which may pay as much as 9 per cent on a 25-year bond. Thus, less money is available for mortgage loans from savings arid loan institutions, driving the interest rate Judge throws out suit challenging Weld zoning A lawsuit brought by north-county mobile home park owner H. Gordon Howard challenging the constitutionality of Weld County's zoning apparatus has, been dismissed in Denver U.S. District Court along with a million county counterclaim against Howard for malicious prosecution. But Howard said he was mailing his notice of appeal Thursday on the decision by U.S. District Judge Sherman' Finesilver. Howard said he would appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and to the U.S Supreme Court, if necessary. "A case is not over so long as it is being said Howard. "I intend to stay in court and sue the county as long' as I live -and I intend to live another 200 years." Added Howard: "No court has the power to keep anybody from a trial. And I had demanded a jury trial. I've never had a trial based on the facts." Howard said i'f his legal action against Weld County failed in the federal courts, he would come back again through the state courts. In his suit, filed Nov. Howard charged the county's zoning system was confiscatory and unconsitutional. At Howard's Pine Lake Mobile Home Resort and Campground on 120 acres adjacent to Colo. 14 a mile and a half of. the Larimer County line, he has about 70 mobile home lots laid out. However the county's zoning system is blocking his proposed development of another 600 to 700 lots. The land there is zoned agricultural. In an earlier case, Denver U.S. District Judge Alfred Arraj considered similar allegations by Howard against the county and dismissed the action. In his decision, Judge Finesllver writes, "Since plaintifft Howard) failed to state a claim after having ample op- portunity on two occasions to amend the complaint in the prior action, he cannot now. redeem those failures by filing anew." Finesliver also dismissed the county's million counterclaim against Howard for malicious prosecution. He ruled it did not fall within the federal court's jurisdiction. higher and making it more difficult to obtain loans. And, as a result, the housing market suffers. One local mortgage banker explained, "Higher rates and tight money tend to drive out the marginal buyers." He said some buyers find it more difficult to qualify for a loan, while other potential buyers are scared off by high interest rales. Clifford Clift, president of the Greeley Board of Realtors, said high interest rates and the resultant publicity have hurt home sales in the Greeley area. "High interest rates have hurt people's attitudes more than anything Clift said. He said sales through May for the 30 Realtors working through the area's Multiple Listing Service were off from a year ago. By May, 1973, the Realtors had made 293sales totalling million, he said. At the end of May this year, 253 sales totalling a little over million had been made. Clift explained that the number of houses being placed on the market is about the same as it was last year at this time. It's harder for a Realtor to make a he said. "We have to work a little harder to make a sale. And, we're Inside the Tribune (36 pages, 2 sections) Abby 16 Hospital 6 Agri-news 19 Markets Classified 27-36 Obituaries 6 Comics 21 Sports Crossword 21 Theater TV log 24-26 22-23 21 Editorial Heloisc 16 Weather Horoscope 11 Wm'spgs. 15-17 Today's press run: If you have not received your Saturday Tribune by 10 a.m., call 352-0211. working hard to generate loan funds." Clift added that the Colorado housing industry isn't feeling the pinch of high interest rates as much as some other parts of the country. "The buyers are still there. We have this tremendous influx of people into Colorado looking for he said. Nationally, Realtors have begun a campaign to convince Congress to take steps to lower the interest rates. "We've told them we face a housing shortage and rising unemployment in the housing industry if the rates don't come he said. This lobbying effort has produced a pair of results. First, a government order requiring an increase of one per cent in savings and loan liquidity was canceled. The order, had it gone into effect, would have meant the institutions could lend less of their funds. Secondly, the government last week agreed to pump billion into the loan market. This may have a large effect on the money market, mortgage bankers say. And, Clift said, Realtors are beginning to look at other sources of money besides the traditional mortgage bankers. "Some lenders still have he said. "For example, we're making in- creased use of Veterans Administration programs." Realtors have also tried to revive the sagging home market by running a "buy now" advertising campaign, pointing out that inflation is rapidly increasing the price of homes and any wait on the buyer's part may cost him a'month. Continued on Page 2 Weather NORTHERN COLORADO Fair to partly cloudy with slight chance of afternoon and evening showers through Saturday. Slightly cooler. High today 85 to 95. Low tonight 50s. High Saturday mostly 80s. Winds southwest 5 to 15 miles per hour and occasionally 'gusty today and tonight. Precip prob: 20 per cent through Saturday. foster homes or, once it opens, the new juvenile shelter home. However Baker said some troubled juveniles have had bad experiences with public social agencies, and indicated referral might not always be a realistic approach. Weld Mental Health Center Director Richard Cripe pointed out Lean On is not a formally state-recognized foster care operation. It is a youth-oriented crisis program with emphasis on aiding drug abusers. "We'd like to get out of the runaway Cripe said later, "given that there's some mechanism so Charlie can continue to work with his kids." The parlies appeared to agree that the Social Services Department must com< up with guidelines for how runaways are dealt with by various agencies in- volved, including the soon-to-exist juvenile shelter. Cattlemen urge import quotas By LYNN IIE1NZE Tribune Agricultural Writer The imposition of meat import restrictions and a broadening of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's choice quality grade were asked by delegates attending the 107th convention of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association in Greeley. The two resolutions were some of the 26 passed by the delegation during a business session Thursday. In passing the import restriction request, cattlemen noted that the U.S. is the only country which currently has its doors open to import beef. The result, according to cattlemen, is that the nation., is being used as a "dumping ground" for the world's surplus beef. Cattlemen also noted that the President is to consider the economic well-being of the domestic market while making a decision to impose restrictions under the Meat Import act of 1964. Cattlemen said that the industry has suffered disasterous losses of more than billion in the past eight months which threatens the future of the industry and jeopardizes future beef supplies. The resolution calls for the President to relmpose 'restraint levels on fresh, chilled and frozen beef under the import law to assure the future of the industry and the domestic meat supply. In another resolution, cattlemen asked the USDA to broaden the choice grade without the introduction of a new un- tested grade. Cattlemen said that the minor change would not reduce the quality of Colorado beef, although the change should be limited to include only carcasses that fall into the "A" age maturity range. Delegates said that the minor change would allow the addition of some of the high good grade beef into the choice category which is today suffering a four to five cent discount in price. Two companion resolutions were also passed by the group related to marketing. One called for members to finished cattle at minimum weights and time on feed." It also encouraged "cattle feeders to follow orderly marketing practices" which is necessary to keep the supply of beef current. This resolution is interpreted by delegates as an anti-holding move. Cattlemen at the convention said that any holding action would tend to further disrupt a marketing system "which has already seen too many interruptions resulting in today's depressed market." The other resolution urges the American National Cattlemen's Association to implement a nationwide per head check off to raise needed funds to finance a program of promotion and merchandising. Delegates said this program would be aimed at education and understanding by consumers of beef industry conditions. Other resolutions passed by the delegation included: Legislative changes at the state level which would allow for agricultural representation on the Colorado Industrial Commission and the Colorado Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) standards board. The addition of one more member of the association's board of control. The constitutional change would expand the board's membership to 17, with the additional member to be added at large. A request to end the "bureaucratic stranglehold on agricultural producers" and the implementation of a program by the ANCA to educate consumers on the additional costs of the food basket for the governmental interference. Opposition to any federal land use legislation "that would limit states' rights in determining a solution for state land use problems, create economic sanctions over states, would preclude or destroy the position of local government and that would destroy or adversly affect the rights of private property owner- ship." A request for a change in the state inheritance tax laws to conform with federal statutes. Continued on page 2 Hot, sticky day Although 1-year-old Bryan Scott had planned to enjoy his first ice cream bar Thursday afternoon, he wasn't too happy with the results. The ice cream just couldn't stand up in the 98-degrce weather. The current heat wave set a record high of 99 degrees Wednesday. Bryan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Scott, 640 38th Ave. (Tribune photo bv Mike Peters) ,1,   

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