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   Sunday Freeman (Newspaper) - January 30, 1977, Kingston, New York                               County May Get Million for Jobs By CHAZY DOWALIBY Freeman staff KINGSTON-Local and feder- al an gearing up for a big jump in the number of public jobs available this year a jump that could mean jobs for an extra persons in Uliter Coun- Hy thii'year. Local Manpower Director Robert C. Randall said Friday that he has received "strong rumblings" from Washington that' an expanded manpower program could go into effect nationally as soon as March 1. Staff people in the office of Rep. Matthew McHugh, D-27th Dist., confirmed Randall's interpreta- tion, saying the U.S. Labor De- partment has been telling all of its recipient agencies to get ready for a big push, soon. "It appears that all things will probably said Randall. "That means we'll get in the neigh- borhood of million for mapower programs for-1977. "If that's realized we will reach a goal of seven and a half per cent unemployment in the county by the end of this year." There are currently about persons working under the federal- ly funded Comprehensive Em- ployment Training Act in the county. The federal funding for the year is about million. The massive increase in jobs fun- ding would come as a result of the economic stimulus program pro- posed last week by President Jim- my Carter. The plan, which also includes tax rebates for citizens, is expected to pass through the 95th Congress with little or no difficulty. "Once it gets going, I can't im- agine it's going to take any time to get said John Barry, administrative assistant to Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr., R-25th Dist. Barry added that aministrative channels may already be working to set the stage for final con- gressional approval of the pro- posal. Paula Best of McHugh's office stated that the subcommittee which wilLhave jurisdiction over the budget proposal doesn't even have a chiarman yet, but added that the hearings on the matter will "probably get rolling What is expected from the new program will be increases in job training positions, and many more job opportunities for youths, mi- grant workers, American Indians and veterans, said Ms. Best. Randall sees the funding coming through for short term projects like completion of work on "county parks or restoration of municipal buildings, things that could be planned for and completed within a 12-month period. Congress will also be holding hearings this week on a new look at the public works bill appropria- tions which left Ulster County out in the cold last month. Federal money in the vicinity of 15 million was expected to come i into the county for special short- term construction projects aimed at getting uunemployed persons back to work immediately. The county received absolutely nothing of the funds. (See JOBS, page 5) Jrmnan VOL. CVI, No. 88 Sunday, Jan. 30, 1977 15l Sunday Cold Min. -12 Max. 17 Winter Ravaging Midwest, Northeast Worst of Cold Misery Misses Ulster KINGSTON Severe' weather troubles visited Ulster County briefly late Friday night with near blizzard conditions, but the troubles have stayed severe in the state and the rest of the nation Residents throughout the county were forced to combat winds of more than 30 miles an hour, blowing snow, and near zero visibility for.several hours Friday evening. The thermometer never got above zero in Kingston for two nights running and, outside the city, the temperature plunged to 10 degrees below and more. Freeman photo by Alan Care) Broadway pedestrian walks bundled against the cold. Most people, forewarned to expect the worst, staved close to home, and police throughout the county re- ported no major emergency situations Ice on highways contributed to a spattering of automobile accidents, but all were reported as minor, with no injuries listed or summonses is- sued Prepared to act, however, in the event of an emergency, Ulster County Legislature Chairman Ernest Gardner kept in constant touch with John Adsit, the Civil Defense direc- tor But the closing of industries, idling of workers, digging out of auto- mobiles, and deaths from exposure that occurred in upstate New York and other parts of the country bypassed the Mid-Hudson Valley. In the Town of Esopus, however, Supervisor Joseph Sills declared a "driving emergency" Fri- day night Supenntendet of High- ways Joseph Clark had town snow- plows out on the roads as soon jas the snow stopped swirling. Thruway State Police kept that four-lane highway closed in the King- ston area for four hours Friday night Troopers in the Kingston station said conditions were so bad on the Thruway throughout Ulster County that drivers were experiencing "whiteouts." Blowing, drifting snow made it impossible for motorists to keep their sense of direction. But, with no accidents reported, the Ulster section of the highway was reopened as far as Albany shortly before mid- night Truckers forced off the Thruway got helpful assists from at least two Citizen Band buffs in the Saugerties area The duo of CB'ers, whose han- dles are "Herring Gutter" and "Eagle Beak" cheerfully and conscientiously directed confused truckers on to Albany along alternate Route 32 The deep freeze had failed to hit Ulster as hard as it did other areas But, if things went easier here than elsewhere, earmuffs and mittens would still be needed through Mon- day The forecast for the area was more of the same, cold and windy. The fierce winter is taking its toll of the state and nation Gov Hugh Carey Saturday issued an emergency order closing all gas- heated schools in the state for a week, beginning Monday, and voiding for 30 days all laws about how warm build- ings must be kept. A spokesman said Carey's order was issued at the request of the State Energy Office and the Public Service Commission Carey told Education Com- missioner Ewald Nyquist to order the closings for gas heated school buildings all over the state Energy officials estimated that al- lowing buildings-to be cooled below normally required levels could save as much as 340 million cubic feet of natural gas a day Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc said Saturday night it was issuing natural gas useage restrictions until further notice, including limits on what hours and at what temperatures stores may operate. John Murphy, a spokesman for the utility that serves gas customers in Rockland and parts of Orange coun- ties, said the action was taken after consultations with the Public Service Commission and the state Energy Office President Carter called an emer- gency Cabinet meeting on the winter energy crisis Saturday and suggested that both the government and private industry go to a four-day, 10-hourdai- ly work week to reduce the use of natural gas. He also announced he is declaring Pennsylvania and New York federal (See WINTER, page 5) Buffalo man digs down to his snowbound auto. UPl phojj florid iif Brief Spanish Guerrillas Call for Rebellion MADRID, Spain (UPI) A self-styled leftist guerrilla group claimed responsibility Saturday for the submachine gun slayings of three policemen and called on Spaniards to mount an armed re- bellion against the government. Premier Adolfo Suarez prepared a speech to the nation on the spiraling political violence that has killed 10 persons in Madrid in the past week and threatened the government's program of liberal reform. In notes issued in Algiers and Madrid, The "Anti-Fascist Re- sistance Group October 1 said it was responsible for the killings of three policemen in separate attacks by young gunmen at two postal savings banks in Madrid Friday. feftAFFrrr Italian Ex-Ministers Face Bribe Trials ROME (UPI) A parlia- nwaury commission voted urday to recommend that two former defense miniitera itand trial on of accepting bribtt from Lockheed Aircraft. Former Premier Mariano Rumor wai spared recommendation for prowcution by one vote. Tht commission of 10 deputies aad II 'Senators voted 18-2 to recssuaiad trial far former De- IMW Minister Mario TanaMi 1M te seek proaeeutioa of LuigiGul. Gilmore's Fiancee Free from Hospital SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (UPI) Nicole Barrett, the shy, wispy girl whose desertion was the spark that ignited Gary Gilmore's two- night rampage of murder, is free two weeks after her lover's execu- tion. The 20-year-old, thrice-divorced mother was released Friday from the Utah State Mental Hospital at Provo where she had been com- mitted by her mother who feared she would try again to take her own life. War Resisters Want Pardon Extended TORONTO (UPI) Repre- sentatives of U.S. war register groups Saturday-demanded President Carter's recent pardon of draft-dodgers be expanded to include Vietnam-era registers not covered by the proclamation. Delegates to the International Conference of Veterans and War Resisters, representing groups in 21 U.S. states, Canada, Swe- den and France, condemned the pardon as unjust and dis- criminatory. They said they would continue to press for uni- versal and unconditional amnes- ty. Spotlite Focus on Asthmatics Page 12 KHS Arts Festival Page 17 Local Look at Inaugural Tempo Index Classifieds.......................... 38-41 Crossword T-19 Dear Abby. .......19 Editorials, Columns........ 6 Jeanne Dixon......................... 25 Life 17-26 Obituaries......'.............. 5 Social Security and You......... 22 27-33 Stock 37 Teen 26 Theaters.................................... T-6 Weather...................................... 2 Took Life Over Broken Marriage Freddie Prinze Is Dead HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Fred- die Prinze, the happy-go-lucky co- median who shot a bullet through his head during a night of despon- dency, died Saturday afternoon after spending 33 hours on life support systems. His estranged wife, Kathy, 26, and his mother, Maria, were in the room with him at the time His father, Karl, and close friends in- cluding singer Tony Orlando were also at the hospital. Several persons close to Prinze indicated the star of the "Chico and the Man" television series, who reportedly often joked about suicide, had been extremely dis- tressed about the break-up of his marriage One said the actor's wife was "absolutely hysterical" when she first arrived at the hospital Friday morning, "but she was finally able to understand and overcome her grief "Her mam remorse what that she wished he was here and wished she could do something for him Prinze, 22, died at 1 p.m. when doctors, who reported after a two- hour surgery Friday that his "brain tissue was severely de- termined there was no longer any "indication of any central nervous system function." His heart had stopped momen- tarily several hours earlier, a spokesman disclosed, but started again after a nurse pounded on his chest and shouted, "Hang on, the world needs as much laughter as it can get." Hospital officials delayed an- (See PRINZE, page 5) Hinchey Protests Written Statements' Absence Cementon Transcripts Incomplete By SID LEAVITT Freeman staff KINGSTON Those in charge of a Jan 4 public hearing on a proposed Cementon nuclear power plant have "violated" the hearing's purpose by excluding some statements from the oral transcript, Assemblyman Maurice D Hinchey, D-lOlst Dist, said Friday. In a letter to Edward A. Cohen, presiding examiner for the state Pub- lic Service Commission at the Jan. 4 hearing in Hudson, Hinchey com- plained that his own written statement opposing the nuclear plant and statements of "many others" weren't included in the hearing transcript filed later in Catskill Pub- lic Library Cohen later told the Freeman that the oral transcript included only oral statements given at the hearing, but he said written statements were in- cluded along with the oral transcript in the overall file record of the hear- ing However, only the oral transcript, not the complete file record, was posted in public places like the Catskill library, Cohen said. "I would think this violates the very purpose of the hearings, which was to obtain the viewpoint of the public with regard to the proposed plant at Hmchey said, asking for a "correction" of the record Cohen said written statements, by their inclusion in the file record, will "receive the same consideration" by the PSC's siting board and the feder- al Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the oral testimony. (See HEARING, page S) I Mother Says She and Children 'Prisoners' Father Held for Child Abuse SHAWANGUNK A 32-year-old Shawangunk man was being held without bail in Ulster County Jail Saturday on third degree assault charges, stemming from an alleged case of child abuse. Raymond F. Macur, Strawridge Road, Wallkili, was arrested by Ul- ster County Sheriffs Department de- puties of the Plattekil! substation, following allegations made by his wife, Grace. Mrs. Macur told de- puties that she and her four small children had been "held prisoners in our home, without heat, water, gaa or during this month's bitter, cold weather. She had earlier requested the as- sistance of deputies in getting her clothes, and those of the children, whose ages were listed as and 3, from their hpme. Macur was arrested late Saturday morning following a joint in- vestigative effort by the sheriffs Jun- venile Aid Bureau and the Child Protective Service. His 30-year-old wife alleged the children had been "repeatedly beaten" by her husband. Deputies and service agency workers had investigated several incidents in January involving those allegations. a Tom Johnson of the Juvenile Aid Bureau said one such incident had apparently occurred last Thursday, resulting in the treatment and release of one child at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. Johnson credited Zone Sergeant Emil Kuhnen of the sheriffs depart- ment in Plattekill with doing the bulk of the investigative work leadini to Macur's arrest and jailing. Picked up by Kuhnen, and deputies Walter Beyer and Richard Duggan, Macur appeared before local Town Justice Samuel Stokes, of Gardiner, who re- manded him to jail without bail.   

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