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Ottawa Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1975, Ottawa, Kansas Hairy Assignment For Nightstick Novice By JEWEL SCOTT Strike Strike Strike Fifteen of us moved in formation across the Ottawa Junior High School Young you have to pretend this is an umbrella with a sharp point on the end and I am a bad guy about to dishonor you and you want to leave me so full of holes the police will be sure to know Im the Block Block Block A few more maneuvers and Barbour of the Overland Park Police Department called a short break in the class he was teaching in the use of the police more commonly known as a Tuesday night was the second of two classes attended by members of the Ottawa and area police departments and police Originally I had planned to take a couple of pictures and a few notes and write a I was informed that to cover the class I also must So with tennis and so I joined my Having seen films and television shows in which the police used their batons to smash in heads of unruly criminals and I was somewhat There was no need to Barbour stressed throughout the lecture he interspersed into the training that the purpose of using the baton is not to kill or It is to be used to subdue the opponent long enough to execute an Unless the baton is in it should be in the loop on the officers belt or held in the on guard It should not be used to direct traffic or to give There are parts of the body on which a policeman never should use the Other areas will suffer Others will swell when struck by the Should there be any question of whether an injury has the person should be taken to a doctor for an The baton is not a new It dates back The earliest people used stones and sticks to battle or to fight off The police baton is simply a refined form of its In the principle of using the baton has been passed down through many the opponent no Determine your action and follow Barbour stressed he was not advocating the use of the baton in all It is one of four levels of force a law enforcement of ficer may If a lesser level of such as the spoken can be it should be Talk is You can talk for hours but it only takes a second to On the other if a higher level of the is needed the baton should be replaced by the higher level of Meeting up with a loser is not the biggest Winners are the people who are hard to And with recession and more winners become frustrated and depressed and law en forcement officers will be facing more win A word of And back to I while practicing on the in that in at least one hold with the baton my lack of height was an It gave me leverage enough leverage that Barbour was mocking gasps and the rest of the class was The session ended with class members using a paper baton to fend off and subdue a classmate dressed in a foam rubber body protector and mesh face and head Barbour said I had the general Other members of the obviously had a better Now it is a matter of on your that when the situation calls for a it can be used properly and Struggle For Tariff Compromise Local Police Officers Practice Using Baton Johnson Listed Fair Clyde former chief of the Ottawa Police Depart is reported in fair condition at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center where he is recovering from apparent selfinflicted gunshot Johnson was taken to Ran som Memorial Hospital late Friday evening after an in cident at the Ottawa Public Works Department where Johnson was found on the ground with two gunshot wounds in the chest and a small caliber gun in his He was transferred to the Shawnee Mission hospital early Saturday morning and was reported to be in critical condition following several hours of He was later listed as in serious con who had been chief since April of had resigned from the department earlier Friday A note signed by Johnson was found in his detailing personal problems and problems within the police A Very Good Year For Steel AP Bethlehem Steel the na tions second largest steel reported today its prof its increased 65 per cent last setting earnings and sales While Bethlehems increase is a substantial it still is below the figures reported Tuesday by Steel whose earnings rose 92 per cent last year over Bethlehem disclosed it earned million or a share on sales of billion in 1974 compared to million and per share on billion sales in the previous record Even Bethlehem com plained that the profit return on its investment wasnt that although It said the return equaled cents on a up from last years but still below the record cents set in Steels profits an nouncement noted that they topped a 17yearold earnings record by more than 50 per i v KANSAS 66067 10 Cents 16 Pages 2 Section Stocks Find Sunny Spot J JL In The Economic Gloom NEW YORK AP In the midst of a after months of stocks are suddenly center stage in the fi nancial With little the mar ket has exploded with The New York Stock Exchange has just completed its two heaviest trading days on Though the widely watched Dow Jones industrial average only advanced to on the indicator has now climbed points in five ses sions and more than 100 points since its 12year low in Decem Whether the price gains can hold or no one is but traders and analysts are based on the pickup in Because interest rates have cutting the attract iveness of fixedincome secu investors have begun to look more closely at Investors come in when youre the only game in said Arthur a floor tra der of Reich Some brokers cautioned that this weeks activity might not signal the beginning of a long term rise in the Both Monday and institutional activity was with some pickup of public interest Toward the afternoon a greater number of small transactions crossed the Big Boards stock Around the exchange there was cheer and hope At brokers stood three to four deep around trading posts and runners and clerks moved swiftly but orderly across the A few cheers occasionally would there were these economic developments in Washington spokesman for President Ford said Ford has decided he will not accede to a request by congressional Democrats for a 90day delay in an increase in oil import tar iffs Ford has already Federal Home Loan Bank Board said new deposits at the nations federaly insured savings and loan associations exceeded withdrawals by Signs Bad Nevertheless WASHINGTON AP The economic indicators used by the government to forecast fu ture economic trends are slid ing downward at a record the Commerce Department said The department reported that the socalled leading in dicators dropped per cent in At the same the depart ment revised the figures for November to show a per cent drop that Prelimi nary figures released earlier had showed a per cent de cline in The revised figures made the November drop the worst on surpassing a per cent slip in The index has now skidded for five straight months for a total decline of 11 per The Commerce Department said that is the worst sustained de cline in the index since the de partment began compiling it in The outlook projected by the nine factors in the composite index was for rising unemploy smaller paychecks for people still working and re duced consumer The figures also placed in jeopardy administration ex pectations that the economy would begin a revival by mid million last The associ ations are the biggest source of loans for Federal National Mortgage Association reported that interest rates for both conventionally insured mor tgages and government insured mortgages continue to In the business community duPont the nations largest chemical reported a drop in ear nings in 1974 to a share from 1973s a Oil of Ohio said its earnings in 1974 came in 65 per cent higher than a year Edison of New York making what chairman Charles Luce termed a strong comeback from the low point in announced payment of a first quarter dividend of 30 cents a 10 cents more than payouts in the last two WASHINGTON AP Con gressional tax writers are still hoping for a compromise with President Ford to delay his oil import tariff program despite Fords rejection of a new post ponement Both Ford and Chairman Al Ullman of the House Ways and Means Committee talked of the need for compromise and con ciliation after a White House meeting of congressional lead ers But Ford said he was ada mant that the first phase of the a increase on each barrel of imported would go into effect And Ull mans committee moved another step forward with a bill to force the President to delay the which would total per barrel of imported oil by April The Ways and Means Com mittee voted 1716 to send the bill to the House Rules Com mittee with a recommendation that it be cleared for a House vote next The bill would retroactively repeal the tariff hike and delay it for 90 The measure also authorizes an increase in the federal debt a step needed to permit the government to Republicans talked of a cer tain veto for such a combined said he thinks Congress could not over ride a veto of a combined The President has his prob weve got Ullman We both agree a con frontation would not be good for for Congress or for the country well have further conversations through the He said he hopes the in gredients of compromise would be that in return for some real commitments in the President might go along with a A deadlock over the issue could mean the nation will be in a crisis on the debt and hell sacrifice months in working out an energy Ullman Fords imposition of a tariff would begin pushing up gaso line and heating oil prices with in a matter of But Ull man said he understood that there will be no fees collcted before the end of be cause of the mechanics in Ullman unveiled a package as an alternative to Fords billion taxcut pro His measure proposed an billion tax reduction and Ullman said it is imperative that we have a tax cut of at least this Ullmans package includes a 10 per cent rebate for 1974 taxes for most Ullmans plan also would in crease standard hike the investment tax credit to 10 per cent and provide oth er corporate tax Details of how these propos als would apply to individuals were not immediately it was known that Ullmans bill would raise the minimum standard deduction from to for single returns and for joint ones increase the percentage standard deduction by hiking the rate to 16 per cent from 15 per and by boosting the maximum amount from to for single returns and for joint Trouble Ahead For Indochina Aid Increase WASHINGTON AP Sec retary of State Henry Kissinger says he hopes the administrations request for more aid to South Vietnam wont rekindle debate about involvement in but Congress already is balking at President Fords proposal Congressional leaders said stiff opposition awaited Fords request on Tuesday for an additional million military aid for South Vietnam and million for Fords official request to Congress was referred to by a group claiming responsibility for a bomb that exploded early today in the State Department The iden tifying itself as the Weather Underground said in a written statement that the request meant more involvement in Indochina and was a viola tion of the Paris peace No one was injured in the Liquor Tax Hike Sought Area Banker Paints Bleak Scene For Young Dairymen By JOAN ISTAS A Topeka banker predicted further economic woes in 1975 during a meeting of Mid Americas Young Cooperators at the Ottawa University Student Union Tuesday Dan Bonine of the Merchants National Bank of noted that the demand for money has fallen off because of the decline of production and less interest in He he does not anticipate seven per cent in terest rates in Kansas in but instead eight per cent or nine per cent interest He noted that the prime interest rate now is nine and a half to nine and threefourths per He advised farmers who want to borrow money to come with a balance a profit loss an income statement and projected Farmers he are in a competitive position for A bank can put its money in bonds today and draw almost as much interest as well as having a safer who grew up in Ot advised people to operate conservatively in It definitely is not a time for he We are not out of the woods yet as far as a recession is He said that Kansas is kind of an island of prosperity in the economic except for its The agricultural economy is the worst in this he ex In he 1975 offers very little hope for profit in the beef What happens in the dairy he depends upon the A bad winter could send the prices of hay and grain up as could a bad sum he is real concerned about the dairy industry in the long run with its unstable profit He said it is up to the management what happens in the dairy industry and other farm He said the good managers are going to make a lot of money and speculated that only the top 25 per cent of todays farmers will survive in the next five to 10 He said the American people should instruct the politicians tro stop worrying so much about a depression and more about Through next he we will still see six to an eight and maybe 10 per cent He that he doesnt expect to see inflation that people wont push that hard to have it The consumers are he The farmers are The corporate people are People are pretty But Bonine said that he does not believe that either the politicians or the economists are looking for a He said he does not think the economists will allow us to go into a In earlier business at the young dairymens Jerry Ott was reelected chairman of the District 3 Young Cooperators and Barbara Ott bill to increase the state liquor tax and use the added revenue to finance alcoholism and in toxication treatment programs was introduced moday in the Kansas Marian DCi sponsor of the meas said it would raise aabout million a year for the treatment Were expanding the treat ment program and should ex pand the resources for the pro said She proposed that the liquor now per gallon be in creased to per A bill to open up full office holding rights to young persons was introduced by Joseph ROverland The bill would make any per son 18 or older eligile for elec tion or appointment to any state or local government office regardless of any other provisions of law setting minimum ages for various A bill dealing with the same subject was introduced by David Mikesic and other Wyandotte County representatives to make persons 18 or older eligible for appointment to that citys board of public Existing law prescribes a min imum age of Eugene D headed a group of leg islators introducing a bill call ing for school area vocational techinical community junior colleges and manpower training skill centers to join in providing a system of preemployment training programs for economically disadvantaged A bill by would allow the Barton County Board of Com missioners to grant the county clerk and probate judge up to 10 per cent extra The House adopted a resolu tion paying tribute to the late Payne former legis lator and Kansas who died in Wichita It also adopted a resolution congratulating Ar buthnot because his Hereford bull was named grand cham pion at the national western Stock Schow in Denver and earlier at fairs and shows in Oklahoma and Ne Final action was scheduled later in the Senate on Weather COUNTY to partly cloudy and cooler low mid teens to lower wind southeasterly 5 15 mph partly cloudy ana slightly warmer high In low to mid
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