Havre Daily News, December 30, 1975

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December 30, 1975

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Havre Daily News (Newspaper) - December 30, 1975, Havre, Montana Vol 61, No. 46 Devoted Exclusively to the Development of North Central MontanaThe Havre Daily News LOOK INSIDE: Lights Win at Chadron . ..Page 5 Havre, Montana Home of Northern Montana College Tuesday Evening. December 30, 1975 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS ' ■ •: • ' ' ‘ ' '. ' ' ’ * * ' " . Economic Indicators Show November Rise THE FORMER KENN EDY-DE ACON ESS HOSPITAL takes on a new look from the southwest as contractors have removed the old wing from the building and converted that space into a parking lot. The remaining portion of the structure, which has been renamed College Park Plaza, is currently being used as an office and apartment building. (Photo by Paul Kuka) Bennett Sets March I, 1976 As Arraignment of Goldman By J.D. HOLMES Associated Press Writer HELENA (AP) - District Court Judge Gordon R. Bennett Monday set March I for the arraignment of Missoula attorney Joseph M. Goldman on 23 felony counts stemming from Goldman’s indictment by a Lewis and Clark County Grand Jury. The IO a.m. arraignment date was set by Bennett during a half-hour hearing that marked Goldman’s initial appearance since the Indictment was handed up by the special work* mep’s-compensation grand jury on Dec. 18. There was an indication from Goldman’s counsel and law partner, Laurence E. Eek, that the defense has in mind attempting to impeach the up. coming testimony of the state’s star witness, former Missoula physician Henry W. Hogan. Eek, with Bennett’s permission, is to question Missoula County Sheriff John C. Moe on what he might know about in- Markets NEW YORK (AP) - Profit taking eroded stock prices to. day, biting into gains scored earlier in the month. The 2 p.m. Dow Jones average of 30 industrials declined 4.57 to 852.09 and issues falling in price outnumbered gainers by more than a 7 to 5 margin on die New York Stock Exchange. Profit taking and yearend tax selling which was evident in Monday’s session- when the Dow dropped 3.15—appeared to gather steam in today’s session. Since Dec. 5, the Dow had gained some 41 points. Investors apparently were not reacting to specific news developments since much of it ap. peared favorable. The government’s November index of lead-ing economic indicators rose 0.4 per cent, halting a two-month slide. And late Monday, the Federal Reserve said the nation’s money supply dropped $1 billion, a possible sign that in. terest rates could continue to head lower. Kaufman & Broad led Big Board actives, unchanged at 63s, including a 318,600-share block at 6*8. Singer Co. declined 3j to 938 in heavy dealings. Tile company said its plan to pull out of the business machine industry would cost it $400 million in expenses and writedowns. Among other movers, Burroughs was off 2 to 831 j and Sears declined f's to64:’8. The NYSE’s composite stock index fell 0.19 to 47.35 while the American Exchange market value index dropped 0.22 to 82.41. LOCAL MARKET Winter wheat ordinary $2.85; 12. $2.97; 13, $3.27. Spring wheat 13, $3.37; 14, $3.77; 15, $4.01. Durum $3.70. Barley $3.70. vestigative reports involving Hogan and any bearing those records might have on the charges against Goldman. Eek had wanted the judge to sign a subpoena directing the sheriff to produce all of the in-vestigative reports in his office concerning Hogan, who now rek-sides in Portsmouth, Ohio. The indictment says that Ho gan prepared false medical reports in support of worker-comp claims Goldman won on behalf of nine persons named in the indictment Resisting Eck’s effort to gain access to all of the sheriffs records involving Hogan was special prosecutor Dick Dzivi, a nember of the staff of Atty. Gen. Robert L. WoodahL With Dzivi was another state prosecutor, Lawrence Taylor. Dzivi said he does not know what all the records of the Missoula sheriff show, and Bennett went along with his contention that signing such a subpoena at this point would amount to a pretty broad fishing expedition. During the discussion, Eek indicated that the documents he would like to see include records of a drug-investigation team. Following the hearing, Eek, accompanied by Goldman, made this statement to The Associated Press: “He ^Goldman) is absolutely innocent of all the charges against him; has done nothing to be ashamed of; and has no apologies to make to the public, the press, the prosecutors or his clients. Jaycees Conduct Search The Havre Jaycees, in recognition of the importance of young men in agriculture, are conducting a search for the “Out stand ing Young Farmer” in this area. Qualifications for this honor are: (1) Applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 36 (can be 18 but must not turn 36 before Jan. I, 1977); (2) Must be an active and progressive farmer-rancher; (3) Must express interest, and take part, in community and social activities; (4) Promote the agricultural industry as a whole. Anyone who knows a qualified applicant is urged to turn in a nomination, along with a short resume telling about the applicant. All applications must be mailed on or before Jan. 9 to Dale Mahugh, P. O. Box 351, Havre, Montana 59501. The local winner will be honored by the Havre Jaycees during Jaycee Week, Jan. 18-24. The local winner will also be qualified to travel to the Jaycees’ Spring Board in Kalispell, where a state winner will be chosen to qualify for die national competition. “This has been embarrassing to him and he would very much like to immediately present certain evidence which would conclusively establish his innocence. But he will refuse to try this case in the newsppers and has no question but that he will win it in court” Bennett gave the state until Jan. 19 to file the transcript of the grand-jury proceedings that led to the 23-count indictment against Goldman. Goldman, who practices law with Eek and Harold McChesney, is charged in the indictment with IO counts of grand larceny, IO counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, and one count each of witness tampering, preparing false evidence, and tampering with evidence. The indictment charges Goldman with fraudulently obtaining $55,550 from the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Divi-sion in claims he won for nine workers who allegedly suffered on-the-job injuries. Dzivi told Bennett the attorney general’s office has some documents furnished by the sheriff in Missoula. But he said that doesn’t necessarily mean Billings Reports Fire BILLINGS, Mont (AP) -Flames swept through a combination business and apartment building in downtown Billings Tuesday and authorities said there was no chance of saving the structure. Firemen said they believed all persons in the building were evacuated safely. The two-story building housed about a half-dozen retail firms on the ground floor and residential apartments, known as the James Hotel, on the upper floor. One woman was rescued by firemen who used a ladder to reach her her apartment The woman, identified as Loretta Route, 48, was released from a hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation. Fire Department Caph Dor-ald Hudson also was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. He was reported in good condition. Fire Chief Wallace Frickle said the fire started in a boiler room, spread to a false ceiling and quickly raged through the entire interior. About 50 firemen battled the flames. Dense brown smoke, fanned by a steady wind, covered several blocks of the downtown area. Firemen said intense heat blew the windows out of one business and flames shot into the air. The building was an older structure but had been remodeled several times. the documents are relevant to the Goldman case. He suggested that Eek rely on normal court routes for ob-taming pertinent material Dzivi indicated that he felt there could be informal agreement made in the matter of the sheriffs documents as well as a request by Eek for a list of investigators used by the state in the Goldman case. As the matter apparently was left, Eek is to take a deposition or statement from Moe and, if Moe should refuse to give a statement on relevant matters, the judge indicated he would take further action. At close of the pre-arraignment hearing, Bennett continued Goldman’s freedom without bond. Taxes Change Jan. I A meeting between the Hill County Assessor and the Chamber Executive Manager resulted in vital information to the business community of Havre regarding changes in the tax law created at the last session of the legislature. Some of the changes that become effective January I are worthy of calling to your attention at this time. All business inventories will be assessed in Class 7 (7%) instead of Class 3 (33-1/3%), as has been the case in previous years. This means that according to Montana Law, a person in business will be required to report to the County Assessor By G. DAVID WALLACE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The government reported today its index of leading economic in-dicators edged upward in November, offsetting a decline in October and providing evidence that the current leveling off in economic growth will continue for the next few months. The Commerce Department said the November increase, the first rise in three months, amounted to four-tenths of a per cent, matching a four-tenths of one percent decline in October. The index had slipped one-tenth of a per cent in September. James L. Pate, assistant secretary for economic affairs at the Commerce Department, said the performance of the index should be viewed over a three-month period to interpret its significance. Over that period, the index dropped less than one-tenth of a per cent “I think what it does suggest is it foreshawdows a moderation in the rate of overall economic expansion, which most of us have been anticipating.” Pate said the indicator shows neither a fall-off nor strong increase in economic activity should be expected in the months ahead and “this is not unusual following a period of strong rise in this series.” Taken together, the most recent signals from the index present the profile of an economy which is virtually flat now that an initial burst of growth following the recession has tapered oil. Blast Kills Eleven By TOM KELLY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The explosive device that ripped through a baggage area at La. Guardia Airport and killed ll persons was the city’s biggest in recent memory, a police bomb expert said today. Police said it I md the force of about 25 sticks of dynamite. The explosion Monday night »ent a deadly shower of metal and glass shrapnel through the baggage area crowded with holiday travelers. About 50 persons were injured, some seriously. ' laGuardia was closed at least until IO p.m. tonight, and thousands of travelers had to make new arrangements as airlines sought to combine flights and operate out of John F. Ken-nedy and Newark airports. Chief of Detectives Louis C. Cottell told a news conference The index of future economic activity began climbing in March, two months before the apparent actual recovery in the economy, and recorded a 12.7 per cent advance til rough August But over the last three months, the index has moved up only one-tenth of a per cent. The index, which is composed of a dozen individual economic statistics selected for their ability to foreshadow economic activity, is now 5.6 per cent ahead of where it was a year ago. Commerce said the primary factory pushing the over-all iiw dex up in November was a 1.9 Hatfield Seeks State Office BURL HATFIELD Burl Hatfield, Whitefish hospital administrator, filed for Secretary of State, Democratic ticket, December 24, 1975. Hatfield, age 54, is a WW H Army Medical Corps veteran (1941-1945), Bell Telephone Company employee (1945-1957), Billings, Miles City, and Laurel, and served as Exchange Manager in Forsyth, Red Lodge, and Anaconda. He was Business Administrator at Galen State Hospital (1958-1961), Administrator of Hillside Manor, Missoula, Marcus Daly Hospital in Hamilton, and North Valley Hospital in Whitefish at the present time. Hatfield is a licensed nursing home administrator, a Fellow in the American Academy of Medical Administrators, has been on the Board of Directors of Montana Hospital Association, Montana Blue Cross, and Areawide Health Planning Councils. Hatfield is owner of a specialized medical equipment corporation which operates in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Hatfield is active in White-fish area civic affairs; a member of Whitefish Rotary, American Legion, Hoo-Hoo International, Whitefish Methodist Church and Masonic Bodies. He presently is on the Board of Directors, Wrangler Division, American Red Cross, and the Flathead Hangar of Montana Pilots Association. Hatfield lists motorcycling as a hobby and he plans to campaign around the state on a motorcycle, weather permitting. Hatfield and his wife Arlys have six children; a married son, Dennis Hatfield, daughter Sally (Mrs. Dennis Dickerson) of Missoula, a daughter Shirley Hatfield of Ovando, son Jeff Hoffman of Hamilton, married daughters Susan (Mrs. Mick Dickerson) and Joannie (Mrs. Hank Marshall) of Hamilton. Both Hatfield and his wife said they plan a vigorous campaign through Montana during 1976, and will stress the importance of the Secretary of State office in state government. Hatfield said he finds a great many people do not understand just how important this top record keeping office is, especially serving on Boards of Health, Education, and Land Management, and as a member of the State Board of Examiners. If elected, Hatfield pledged full time representation for all Montanans. per cent jump in its measure of new business formation. But even that category has changed little over the ’last few months. The measure of new business formation has slipped in two of the last five months, and remains only two-tenths of a per cent ahead of where it was in July. Other categories indicating improved economic activity were a slip in the layoff rate, an iiw crease in cash and near-cash available to consumers and business, a heavier volume of orders for factories and equipment, higher stock prices, a larger money supply and an in-creased number of permits issued for new building. CIA Prepares Welch Funeral USPS Wants Hike By W. DALE NELSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice Warren E. Burger was asked today to block a postal rate increase, including a three-cent rise in first class let-ter costs, from going into effect on Wednesday. Former Postmaster General J. Edward Day, representing third-class mail users, petitioned Burger to set aside an order issued Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals bere paving the way for the increases. The Postal Services said the rate hikes, totaling approx!, mately $2.5 billion per year, would go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. They would bring the cost of first class postage for a letter to 13 cents. The Court of Appeals order was temporary, pending a hearing on the merits which is expected to take place next month. Day argued that it would, in effect, be final, however, for most mail users. Even if the increase is ultimately overturned “it will be impracticable for rank-and-file mail users to receive refunds of the illegally exacted postage,” Day said. 100% of their inventory (at cost)    «.We do not ^ and of that amount 60% will be j^^on for the bombing” and used for assessed value, 7% of gajd investigators have no the assessed value will equal ciues> appealed for anyone the taxable value, and this ^ come fonward might amount multiplied by the local have seen someone acting sus-levy will determine the amount piciously in the area of the of tax that will be needed. The metal baggage locker where previous formula was 100% times 60% times 33-1/3% times mill levy, (example: $10,000 inventory - old tax method -$552.39 - $10,000 new taxing method - $116.00), The report of inventory turned in is subject to audit by the Department of Revenue, Helena, and subject to correction. It is also important to note the change in the assessment date from the first Monday in March to the new date of January I of each year. This means that what inventory business and professional people have on hand the first of January 1976 will be the amount that you will report to the County Assessor. Another change is the exemption from taxation of all monies and credits. Our special thanks to Virginia Verkuehlen, Hill County Assessor, for her cooperative attitude in meeting with the Executive Manager so that abetter understanding may be had of the new Montana law. the bomb was planted. Burnette Joins Contenders WASHINGTON (AP) - Rob-ert P. Burnette, tribal chairman of the Rosebud Sioux Indian tribe in South Dakota, Monday announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. “If America listens to me, you shall see a new era of the re-establishment of true Americanism where honor and trust reign with justice tempered by the presence of the Great Spirit,” Burnette said in his announcement. Burnette, 49, said he chose Monday to make his announcement becuase it marked “the 8 5th anniversary of the Wounded Knee massacre.” By JIM ADAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The body of assassinated CIA station chief Richard S. Welch arrived from Greece today aboard an Air Force plane met by CIA Director William E. Colby, President Ford’s chief counsel and the slain agent’s weeping daughter. A CIA spokesman said Welch, who will be buried later this week in Arlington National Cemetery, will be honored at a special memorial service Wednesday to be attended by secret agents the CIA does not want to appear in public. “We have some folks who shouldn’t be seen at the public services, so we’re having an in-house service in the auditorium,” said tile spokesman, referring to what is called “die Bubble,” a domed meeting room at CIA headquarters in suburban Langley, Va. In an extra effort to maintain secrecy, toe spokesman said retired CIA operatives would be screened out and only present agency employes would be allowed to attend. A tiag-draped casket containing Welch’s body, accompanied back to toe United States by his son, Marine LL Patrick Welch, was carried from toe Air Force C141 cargo plane by an eight-man honor guard and placed in a waiting hearse. The plane landed at nearby Andrews Air Force Base at dawn. Welch’s daughter, Molly, standing beside Colby, broke into tears as toe honor guard marched out of toe aircraft with her father’s body. LL Welch gave her a reassuring hug. The 23-year-old lieutenant exchanged a few words with Colby. Standing nearby were Philip W. Buchen Jr., toe President’s chief counsel, and Asst Secretary of State Arthur Hartman. Welch, 46, was shot to death outside his home in Athens two days before Christmas by three masked gunmen. The Greek government has offered a $160,-000 reward for information leading to arrests in toe assassination. Police have reported no leads in toe case. Welch had been identified as toe CIA station chief in Greece by an Athens newspaper. He had been identified earlier as a CIA operative by an American publication called “Counterspy.” The killing has touched off a controversy over toe identification of CIA agents. Welch’s son, patrick, refused comment in a television interview in Frankfurt, Germany, on whether he believed coiv gressional intelligence investigations were in any way responsible for his father’s death. However, he said that the family had been prepared for the possibility of Welch’s being killed. Welch’s nam. had been printed shortly before toe killing by The Athens News in a list of top CIA officials in Greece, along with their addresses and telephone numbers. Welch also had been identified by “Counterspy” as a former CIA operative in Peru. I The Weather Bulletin prepared by the National Weather Service office at Havre, Dec. 30, 1975. Maximim yesterday 49. Minimum last night 40. Temperature at 1:00 p.m. today 40. Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 12:30 p.m. today trace. Sunrise tomorrow 8:11 a. rn. Sunset today 4:32 p. rn. HAVRE FORECAST Travelers’ advisory. Much colder with North winds and snow likely tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 5-10 above; high tomorrow 10-15 above. Chance of precipitation 70%. High last year this date was 39 and low was 15, with a trace of snow on the ground. Record high for this date was 54 in 1903, and record low was 39 below in 1884. MONTANA FORECASTS East of the Divide — Travelers’ advisory today and tonight. Snow and cooler west early today, spreading eastward late this afternoon. Snow and much colder with winds shifting to northerly Wednesday. Highs early today 35 to 45, dropping this afternoon. Lows tonight 5 to 15. Highs Wednesday IO to25. West of the Divide — Travelers’ advisory today. Rain changing to snow and cooler today. Snow decreasing tonight. Scattered snow showers and cooler Wednesday. Highs early today 30s. Lows tonight IO to 20. Highs Wednesday 20s. On Record BIRTH To Mrs. Leo G. Teske, Havre, a girl, on Dec. 29, at Northern Montana Hospital ;

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