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Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Fitchburg, Massachusetts Word WARM Stl Pali I Vol. CXXXV .No. and Lcaminstcr Enterprise Slight Job Gain Marked In Region During April FITCHBURG, MASS. 01420 i MONDAY NcHV Koreas, Libyan Leaden Called World'i Dangerous' Mea SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1974 HOUI oiuviiiD rmci pa WHK 1C TPNTS' 1 3 I.CIN I J By JOE TRAINOR The employment situation In the Fitchburg-Leomlnsler area showed promise for the lint time this year as statistics For the month of April revealed a sudden drop In the unem- ployment rate. Statistics tor the Fitchburg- Leominster Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area collected by the Division of Employment Security showed that the unemployment tate declined 9.9 per cent. The rate In March was per cent and this [ell to 7.4 per cent in April. The sudden decline merited the end of the high spurt of area unemployment which was; caused by the economic backlash o[ the Middle East Var in October. The April drop n unemployment was the first substantial decrease since May 1973. An estimated 500 jobs became available iin the Filchburg- Leominsler SMSA during April. Increased The Research Division ol DES, which compiles the monthly statistics, pointed out that the number of working people in the area increased by, 600 from a March total of 43.300! to an April mini of I At the lame lime, the total1 labor force population increased by a mere 200. The March figure was 47.200 and this went up to 47.400 in April. This was due to a reversal of the migration of winter months with Fitchburg-based workers coming back to work in this area. Research director John D. Crosier said that the statewide employment "rose moderately" over the month. The April snrgc.l Elsewhere in the Mon-'jobs in Gardner came off the' in employment, he reported. It a c h u s e 11 region, Gardner i unemployment list. There were was lo "a vigorous seasonal i reflected the April boom in 150 such people nnd their in workrolls (that) Icmp lo y men I. The unem-.removal from the DES rolls occurred in trade, conlractlploymcnt rate in Gardner.caused the total construction and the service I suffered a 1.1 per cent dechnelto drop from 1.050 lo 1 induslries as warmer weather permiiied resumption of outside activities." during the monlh. The rate fell! The remaining people who from a high of 7.0 in March jfound jobs were from outside lo a low of 5.9 per cent in These 100 workers Most of the newly-oper.cd jobs I A total o! 250 people found I moved in'.o that city during were filled by people who hadljobs in Gardner during April. [April, continuing a year-long just been on the unemployment numbers booslcd the loialilrcnd of migration into lhat list. A lotal of 400 once of employed workers from'area. The tolal number of unemployed people found jobs' 14.050 to 14.300, .people in the labor force in- iduring April. The total numberl As in the Fitchburg-'creased in April from lo of unemployed dropped from'I.cominster SMSA. the greater 13.900 lo 3.500 during that month.Iparl of. the people who foundl JOB, Page 2 finished Last On Purpose David Burget, shown at his West Point graduation, says he dabbed last In his class and Ihe J8J7 he got from his classmates at the rate ol one on purpose for Ihe notoriety dollar each. He plans to make Ihe Army his career allhongb he says he knows ol only one last-place cadet who became a general, George Armstrong C n s I e r who achieved notoriety (or being destroyed nllh his "In Cavalry at the Battle 1o( the Little Bighorn In 1876. (AP Wlrepbato) News Digest Concorde To Spend Weekend At Logan BOSTON (AP) Fresh from a two hour and 57 minute su- .personic round trip to Miami, the Anglo French Concorde set down at Logan International Airport Friday for a weekend stay. The sleek, delta winged jet- liner made the record trip to ;Mlaml in SO minutes, less than half the two hour and 50 minute flight time of conventional jeU. The aircraft shuttled a group of politicians, reporters and air- port officials to Miami on a promotional tour as part of de- dication ceremonies for the new John A. Volpe international ter- minal at Logan. Dad's Day Inspired By Mother CHICAGO (AP) Father's Day, which this year is celebrated on June 16. was, ironically. inspired by a Mother's Day sermon. Mrs. John Bruce Dodd. a Spokane, Wash., artist, is credited with'fostering Father's Day. according to researchers for The World Book En- cyclopedia. She got the idea while listening lo her minister deliver an impassioned sermon on motherhood. Mrs. Dodd's mother had died young, so her father had to raise six children alone. As she listened to the minister praise mothers for the hardship they endured in raising their children and tending to all the family needs, she reflected on her father's sacrifices and speculated that there must be other fathers whose similar sacrifices went unrecognized. In a letter to the president of the Spokane Ministerial Association. Mrs. Dodd proposed a day lo honor fathers. She suggested June 5, her father's birthday. The association approved the Idea, and the Spokane YMCA publicized it. However, the suggested date didn't allow the ministers prepare New Economic Advisor Invokes Privilege WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Ninon's new chief eco- nomic adviser has invoked ex- ecutive privilege in refusing to testify before a congressional committee investigating the state of the economy, the pan- el's vice chairman announced Friday. As a result, said Sen. William Proxmlre. of the Senate-House Economic Committee, he will urge the Senate Appropriations Committee lo withhold the money for Kenneth Rush's sala Rush, who earlier this month was named counselor to the President (or economic affairs, said his responsibility to give Nixon "candid and uninhibited advice" precludes his testi- mony before the Joint panel. Lions' Clubs, and the caught on. The Lions also celcorated the third Sunday i June, That was the Kunda closest to Meek's birthday. The following year, Presiden PELHAM, Jf.H. (AP) A and fingerprint records were Wilson participated In th Pelham Victim Four Times enough sermons. time to so the :elebralion was scheduled for the third Sunday in June. Thus, on June 19, 1910, Spokane Mcame the first city to honor fathers with a special day. The mayor proclaimed a city wide celebration, and the governor established observance throughout the state. A strong push (or a national Father's Day came from Harry C. Meek, a president of the Uptown Lions Club of Chicago Though the Lions crowned him the "Originator of Father'. Meek admitted that UK idea first occurred to him in 1915, five years after Mrs Dodd'a suggestion. He suggcstci It In speeches before severa idea body found Friday in Pelham, near the Massachusetts border, had been shot (our times, Ally. Gen. Warren B. Rudman said. Rudman said identification was Incomplete but that dental being checked. He said the victim, believed lo be Puerto Rican and about 45 years old, may have been brought into the state after the murder. Nitze Pessimistic On SALT Accord WASHINGTON (AP) Paul II. Nitze quit as a member of the U.S. nuclear arms limita- tion negotiating team Friday, saying "traumatic events now unfolding In our nation's capi- tal" make a successful new SALT agreement unlikely. Shortly before, in Moscow, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev declared that Russia is ready "right now" (a reach an agree ment with the United Slates on limitation and eventual termi- nation of underground nuclear tests. N'ilze announced his resigns lion In a statement sent to the Pentagon press room while President Nixon was In the Middle East. Ample Gasoline Supply Available BOSTON (AP) 'Gasoline will be In ample supply at serv- ice stations throughout New England this week. Including most resort areas of Massachu- setts, according to a survey by the American Automobile As so elation. The gasoline oullook for the region this summer Is belter than a year ago, the auto club said, except for reduced oper aling hours at many ilatlons. 200-Mile Fishing Limit Defended WASHINGTON (AP) Dec- laullon of a 200-mile limit Is the only way to halt the "mad exploitation of New England fisheries by foreign feels, Mas- sachusetts Gov. Francis W. Sargent told Congress Friday. Sargent's testimony was chal- lenged Immediately by-wesi coast tuna fishing interests who iuiied statement claiming that such a unilateral action would quickly be Imitated by other natkmJ, thereby cuttlni off access to roughly 90 pe cent of UK annual tuna catch, Talking with reporters after wards, Sargent dismissed th lunamen's argument as 'the "prattling" of a ipedal Inlerea group. Area Economy Still Stuttering G'fy School System Has Few Openings Tight Money Policy Slows Consfrucfion Tight money policy has hurtisolvcs unable to get loans to _ j___ __ hcpclpoml. have ati Ihe consmielio-Tindu'slry in the'build their house. "Construction.lo come to work for the Kil-Ucachcrs." College graduates who ti over-supply of Montachusctl area by selling high interest rales which iiavc made il difficult for prospective customers to borrow money. During May. there w-as sharp for suppliers ng found fewer themselves ichburg School syslem ore in for. and disappointment Ihis year.I materials" even when they just aren't any able to overcome Ihe lagcs to get Ihcm. Prices on Schoel-Supt. Dr. Richard- materials skyrocketed, making The biggest portion of the .COO applicants wanlcd a jobs jposilion in an elementary school. Only one full-time elementary teaching post was Tharmwlc'fx'rl- Wallace said things mat oniy worc grjm" ol Lnjs SULlefCU MUWr UL i I i J t-ll V. 4V.01 ui couldn't finish their projects at complete standstill because tne a of jn. thelcontract teachers around to fill all. money Department. "Bolh vacancies. Only Arlhur the warned lhat Inflation was The Ubor DMarlment In ruining the country. To combat Washlfigton reported that 11, Burns urged that Ihe country wholesale.prices rose again In tolerate a rise in interest rates May, The Wholesale Price but resist swift growth in money lidei reached 155.0, meaning and credit. This combination that II cost 'wholesalers 1155 proved ruinous to construction lo buy a variety ol goods lhat companies. cost I1DO to the 1967 base Interest rates remained high period. (AP Wlrephoto Chart) and homeowners found there- of his workers. At a time when the business Is usually "going full blast." Honkala said, he countered. We've been seeing n lot of top-notch candidates because the colleges are doing can't offer a job to anybody, :a good Jnb nf selecling and one teacher offered lo quil this year. The other ten returned. Of the len leachers who filled in on a one-year contract. Dr. Wallace was only able to place SCHOOL, Page 2 not even son. "I have a 1 people." own college-age [raining, f wish we i waiting list of.more people than we Economic Box Score By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Decisions that could chai the price of American f and affect the growth ol oping countries wi" Honkala noted that Ihe slump began between April and May. "We filed a permit In Luncn- burg in he said. "That was the last permit we got." He added that he'd heard "on (he grapevine" thai the light money po'icy might be shed by August. Even if this happened, it wouldn't recoup the year's losses. "The best part of the season is gone." Honkala ex- State Records Spring Growth For Economy The regular spring expansion the wives of FSC faculty anrlijn the Massachusetts economy graduates of the Ln.vcrsity during the monlh of .assachakclls. i April, according lo John D. The peak period for rccciving'c r o n i c r Director of the job applications 535 Division of February [o April, Dr. Security. could use can." The largest number of ap- plications come from Fitchburg; sludents going away to school' or students at Fitchburfi State College. They also gel ap- plications from people who'd like (o move lo the cily, from Decisions On Gas Prices Loom this weekend by a group of na lions that control world oil exports. Meeting in Quito, beginning Saturday, the Organ- ization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will attempt to decide on common policy and set their prices for crude Governors Co-ordinate Bid For Funds PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) prices, say.s Gov. Philip' "Vhc'rc Ji the renovation er.d of the home construction business, cither. Owen O'Callaghan, president of Hiffh AVfhal Vi, tha, "fjj area a ather's Day ceremony b resslng a button in the nation's DAD, Page 2 New England gvemors arei reparing a coordinated cam- algn lo obtain federal aid pro- iding the region with lower Led Coup Col. Ibrahim el-Hindi, 31, led Ihe military uip Ikat tiraed the goverhmtgt of North Yemen. UflUt Arab lewpiptri predicted lhat el- Hamdl woild away trim Ibe policies of predeeeiMr, PreiUcnt Abdul Rahman Irrail, and brfnf lie Red Set Anb repiblle Itto Iht with Stwll Arabia. (AP fflnrpiola) "It is going to be an all out day. cutback. lbflcJf. Most canlraciors rify this. jn Uic -_ i__j _t ___i__i Plan Resolution For Easing Problems WARHEN. VI. (AP) New England governors and Cana- ian premiers, realizing they an't solve New England's nergy problems' by Ihem- elves, Friday they were to con- ider a resolution asking for grealcrcoopcralion between Iheir federal governmenls. While Ihe governors say New England needs more and cheaper energy, (he Canadians say they have the resources lhal could be developed with England market. Wholesale Prices In Sharp Climb WASHINGTON (AP) -reported lhat wholesale prices Despite falling farm and food irices. widespread Increases on i broad range of Industrial .iroducls pushed wholesale irices up sharply again In May, he government said Friday. The Labor Department rose a seasonally adjusted 1.3 per cent last month, about the same ns Ihe In March and April but not as much as in the December- February period. Unadjusted, the Increase last monlh was 1.5 per cent. Efforts Launched To Curb Meat Prices WASHINGTON (AP) Meat prices are too high and ways ire being explored to bring them down. White House eco- nomics adviser Kenneth Rush said Friday. Hush said everybody In Ihe meal industry from the cattle- men to supermarkets are being called to a White [louse meet Ing Monday at which the prob- lem will be discussed. Bourbon Prices Holding Steady That 30-cent gallon of gaso-quor prices for Ihe period rose line now costs more than SO cenls, and lhal nickel candy bar probably Is- selling for 15 MnLs. But thai 15 bottle o! bourbon .illll costs around While the coil of living went up per cent between April 1OT3 and April IC74, the U.S. Department of Labor tays II only 6.7 per cent And if you were a whisky drinker, you hardly even felt Ihe grip of Inflation. The price of splrll-blended whiskies and straight bourbon went up only 0.7 per cent. The bottle of hour bon selling for Ihis month In Louisville cost only 26 ccnls less In 1951. Romanfic MIM Laura Jn Wnlklns, 20. daughter of Rear Admiral James Walklns of San Diego, Calif., leaves Ihe Home of Lords In London slier hearing Prince Charles, Ihe Prince of Wales, make his Mrsl speech before lhat body. Miss Walklns flew to London al Ihe Invitation of (he prince and emerged as Ihe latest romantic Interest of the future king ol England. (AP Wlrephoto) nr.d publishing and the recall ito assembly workers were by new labor disputes in luildir.g. electrical cquip- was lhal we would call" papcr we were fvrlher interesirri! Om the past hvc.vc mor-llu their candidacy lie ex- a -U2IW m nonagncuHural :employment was recorded. The Dr. Wallace said the increase jobs nf applications has grown was ln lhc lradvc Ircrr.endously in Ihe last arca' Durable goods years, parlly as a rcsull of great increase of kids going wr.ile r.on-durablo college. Usually, Ihe school-manateclm-im; dropped by 6.3M system has nhnut 30 a cnnlmualinn of the long per year but circumstances cut "cchnc in sector. Or- this number in half in 1974 .d i n a n c e mslnimer.ls and ''The problem is more machinery accounletl for SO per graduates and fewer lhc employment ex- ;e snid, "You really do, at (his STATK. Page 2 on the inside... NEWLY ELECTED. YOUNG CONGRESSMEN lind lhat It was a lough year lo enter national politics- a.s they sit In judgment of President Nixon on Watergate and other Im- peachment Issues. Sec Page 3. PRESIDENT NIXON LIKELY TO RETURN from tho Middle East convinced there can be no permanent peace In the Mideast until the Palestinian refugee problem Is solved. Sec Page 3. IMPEACHMENT: A MATTER OF POLITICS and timing as the ncxl Congressional election approaches. See Page 3. WEST COAST GROUP IN BID lo teach photography to dlsailvontaged children. Other hobbies of Intrest. See Page 9, INDEPENDENT CATHOLIC WEEKLY EDITORIAL ad- vises moderate view on abortion. See Page 5. Amusements 15 Bridge 7 Classified.....10.11-12-13.H Comics................... Crossword................7 Editorial Obituaries Sporlj Television Women's Page II bntlnel Telephone 343-6911 (Connecting All Depirtmenrit
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