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   Wellsville Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - February 4, 1977, Wellsville, New York                                UP1 Hugh Carey has renewed his plea for President Carter to declare nine New York counties major disaster but it appears unlikely there will be a quick decision from the White The in a letter made public Thursday urged that the areas be granted disaster status because bliz zards had caused dollars damage to both private and public property and had temporarily pushed the unemployment rate in the areas to an average of 46 per In announcing earlier in the day that disaster status asked for counties An Honn northern t an emergency had been declared for the state of a Carter spokesman noted that a major disaster had never been declared because of The White House spokesman said were immediately concerned with getting aid to affected areas rather than determining whether a disaster has That would require a team of inspectors to go to the state and make an estimate of dollar the spokesman Carey estimated that the storm had caused an average 46 per cent unemployment rate in the western and northern New York Jefferson County was the hardest hit with per cent of the work force temporarily out of Fragmentary reports indicated at least million agricultural damage and at least million private property damage in the nine the governors letter Snow removal costs ranged up to million in Erie where snow damage to roads and public facilities amounted to In Jefferson estimated snowfighting costs will be Carey noted that the county reports a 1977 budget deficit of and the city of Watertown reports a 1977 budget deficit of The economic effects of the storm will also translate into a million to million loss for the state from corporation and gasoline Carey The need for major disaster assistance to deal with the economic impact is apparent even from the initial estimates of the situation Carey A telephone survey of food manufacturers in the nine counties indicated about 40 per cent restricted or curtailed some due to natural gas the governor Production losses for these which include flour mills bakeries and cheese include 35 box cars of flour each loaves of bread and over 000 of other products not An estimated 5 million pounds of fluid milk was lost as milk processors in Buffalo were closed for four In Lewis and Jefferson clogged roads to farms resulted in 1 million pounds of milk per day not being In various an estimated dairy cows valued at were lost due to barn In addition to the immediate problems connected with the heavy Careys letter warned that there is a high potential for flooding when the spring thaw and runoffs During the height of the at least persons were the governor In Genesee County care was provided for stranded persons at a cost of NinetyFifth Year Panel boosts funds WASHINGTON UPI Congress has given its first solid clue as to what it may do with President Carters tax cut and jobs The House Budget first of several panels to act on the voted Thursday to double the amount Carter proposed for jobs during the first It left Carters tax rebate and tax cut proposals but some of them were under attack in other which still are considering the The President had proposed billion in spending for jobs this fiscal year as part of his two year By votes of 1410 and 15 8 the committee approved an addi tional billion in the form of job creating programs for state and local governments and public works That still was not as much as such groups as the AFLCIO and the Conference of Mayors wanted for and there were certain to be new fights whpn the bill reaches the full Budget Committee Chairman Robert said heavy pressure from constituents and mayors to reduce unemployment and fears about the economic impact of the cold winter prompted the panels chairman of the Federal told the House Banking Committee the adverse weather would have no large or lasting effect on the He said further good gains in economic activity are likely during Burns said Carters proposed per person tax rebate is an inefficient way to stimulate the He said the administration has not proved any stimulation is I would have preferred to wait a The rebate also was criticized in the House Ways and Means but many said they would learn to live with it because by now the American people have come to expect Serving Allegany and Potter Counties New Friday February 1977 Energy bill signed Copyright by The Greenbow Company 5 Cents Per Copy w m Gas nc to critical areas WATER trip to the village Water and Light plant has become a daily routine for many Wellsville residents in recent since residential water lines have been Wells hauls the precious wet stuff to his Cummings Place home in an assortment of jugs and Additional photo Reporter Situation worsens UPI Non essential traffic was again banned in this stormtorn city as crews attempted to reopen snowclogged Mayor Stanley Makowski reimposed the ban late less than a day after lifting a similar order at the request of worried The situation is Dick a spokesman for the said after additional snow and and a flood of traffic into the Gas edict extended UPI The National Fuel Gas has extended its natural gas curtailment to industrial and commercial customers due to a breakdown at a local synthetic gas plant this week which put further strains on the utilitys officials heated schools According to National Fuel Gas lost about 65 million cubic feet of gas daily because of the synthetic plant but said the utility would get about half that amount possibly when a firm starts shipping an mill SuulS Snipp The curtailments had been scheduled extra 30million cubic feet to end Sunday but will continue throughout next Tom a spokesman for the gas company said the extended curtailments would probably keep many persons out of work for three days and could also keep some gas Gas company officials also said that Tennessee Gas Transmission had also promised to make up any remaining drop in natural gas caused by the synthetic He added the amount could add up to another 37 million cubic feet of gas Budget cuts mulled final day legislative hearings on Hugh Careys 197778 budget focused on state agency budget cuts and a super highway along Manhattans West A conservation group Thursday urged the legislatures fiscal com mittees to restore cuts in the Depart ment of Environmental Conservations while other organizations attacked cuts in the Division of Human Others clashed over a proposed state appropriation to begin the Critics of the superhighway faced opposition from the construction Federal officials later Thursday approved the A spokesman for the Environmental Planning Lobby charged that En Cons budget was developed in a vacuum and vital programs in planning and noise pollution were slashed in Careys billion spending If the governor and the DEC have no had the foresight nor wisdom on how to cut state spending without total disruption and perhaps the legislature will be able to achieve a meaningful the spokesman x The EPL praised a increase in tte Adirondack Park Agencys saying the agency has never had the staff it has needed to perform its mandated The New York Womens a coalition of womens and civil liberties expressed outrage and fear at the proposed cutback in the states funding for the Division of Human Women in State Government echoed their charging the cutback would make it difficult for the division to monitor complaints of discrimi natipn in The critics of Westway included Manfred the Democratic minority leader of the He urged construction of a more modest highway Buffalo hampered snowclearing An additional 46 inches of new snow was forecast for the area Margaret President Carters special assistant for public and Chip the presidents planned to visit the area today to see what the area is like under these Arctic Makowski Jacob arrived in Buffalo Thursday night and was to make a tour of the storm stricken area An aide for Daniel Patrick also flew into Makowski reimposed the driving ban less than 17 hours after lifting a similar order at the request of major employers worried about Western New Yorks I regret the economic hardships this ban the mayor but we have no Goldsmith said the ban could last through the this weather is just too unpredictable to say when it will end at this City officials estimated Thursday that the blizzards have cost Buffalo more than million in salaries and sales for the past week Some other unoffi cial estimates pegged the loss at close to More than persons had been out of work in Western New York as a result of the officials es By United Press International Harsh winter weather moderated over much of the East today and a newly signed emergency energy bill sent natural gas pulsing to the energy drained but new snows snarled emergency efforts to dig out snowbound The economic toll of one of the bitterest winters ever continued to mount and a UPI count showed more than 3 million workers idled by weather and energy Cleanup operations were just beginning to open a few streets and traffic was just starting to move Thursday in snowcovered Buffalo when new whipped by 40milean hour blew into the Though only three inches it produced turmoil in the already buried Motorists who ventured onto the streets fit for travel got snarled in new snow and jammed City bus service was temporarily This damn snow is further complicating things for a city spokesman City officials estimated Buffalo has lost at least million in salaries and sales in the past Light snow also hit New York Most of the East enjoyed a brief respite from the bitter cold but the National Weather Service warned a new round of subzero temperatures was expected in the upper Midwest during the weekend and probably would spread to the A law signed by President Carter Wednesday night began speeding emergency supplies of natural gas to areas where it is most Federal Power Commission Chairman Richard Dunham said 103 million cubic feet of gas started moving up the Transcontinental Gas pipeline after an intrastate line in Texas was ordered to carry the Dunham said additional emergency movement of up to 650 million cubic feet per day were under consideration and that gas deliveries from Canada and Mexico were being He said emergency deliveries would almost guarantee that homes could kept warm and life and property protected but that the extra gas would not allow reopening of plants closed by the energy Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo ordered almost all city schools reopened Thursday for regular classes and three major southwest Pennsylvania utilities gave schools a green light to though maintaining a ban on evening and weekend school But industry was still A UPI survey of state officials showed some workers were idled by weather and energy woes in 21 states Shutdowns of thousands of schools and churches continued in where James Rhodes estimated million persons had been idled by the energy parts shortages and other weatherrelated New York reported persons out of work because of energy and weather woes because they cant get to their Legislature balks on information law iUPI The legislature appears to be in violation of the threeyearold Freedom of Information Law and the rules set up by the Committee on Public Neither house of the legislature makes public a list ol records maintained in the course of conducting its lawmaking which the in regulations issued said the law Designated public records officers for both houses told UPI their interpretation of the law did not require the list of all records Regulations for the implementation of the Freedom of Access Law are very straightforward on the question of what type of list must be maintained Each agency and municipality shall maintain and make available for public inspection and copying a current by subject of all records or first dept or promulgated after The list shall be sufficiently detailed to permit the requester to identify the file category of the record The Senate only this Tuesday overhauled its rules to bring them into compliance with the which went The Assembly rules were changed some time in both only a list of records deemed accessible by the public is thus preventing any meaningful examination of records by reporters or interested For the lists of available records include no information as to how the legislature spends much of its millionayear The only spending records available to the according to the records lists of both are payrolls of legislative The names on the payroll are not identified as to which lawmaker or which committee they work On UPI filed an official request for details of the budgets of both Committee regulations specify that the public records officers have five working days to either deny or comply with the Expenditure records are available through the comptrollers items are not categorized according to committees or legislative office and the information is all but Young raps leader ZANZIBAR UPI Ambassador Andrew Young says the United States will not be trapped into committing troops to the racial conflicts in southern on his first trip for the Carter arrived in Tanzania Thursday for talks with black leaders on such issues as American investments in South Africa and vetoes in the United Nations on resolutions aimed at isolating the Pretoria Young was scheduled to meet today with Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere whom he described as one of the outstanding statesmen of the I have not come here with Young told There must be African solutions to African I hope you dont expect too much from this but I hope you get a he 11 of a As Rhodesia already has surfaced as a major On his arrival Young accused Rhodesian Premier Ian Smith of deliberately trying to lure Soviet and Cuban troops into southern Africa in an effort to also pull the Western powers into the The United States is determined not to fall into any trap involving Uprising halted in the Sudan the Sudan The government eays an unsuccess ful military revolt against Sudanese President Jaafar Numeiry the second in a year was part of a plot to bring chaos to Sudans southern An American missionary pilot died in the The uprising early Wednesday in 700 miles south of came as Numeiry was trying to restore and security forces foiled the conspiracy swiftly and crushed the conspirators and traitors and enemies of the re Authorities in south Sudan have been following up information about a criminal scheme aimed at instigating chaos in the region through material and moral the agency a city of in the Equatoria is the The agency said eight soldiers who refused to cooperate with the conspirators were as were two foreigners working on development projects in the A British civilian pilot who witnessed the fighting said an American missionary Harold was shot and killed as he tried to drive to the The other troops in any conflict in southern On the stalled Rhodesian talks in Young sounded a hopeful I dont like to think of the Geneva conference as I think we are twothirds of the way towards developing a scenario that both blacks and whites can live he Tanzania has called for the resumptio of the Geneva talks at all but has chided Britain and the Urited States to stop acting as referees between Smith and the black nation alists and get on with the job of achieving black majority rule in the breakaway British Young will spend four or five days in Zanzibar before leaving for the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam and later Weather M fcw i jnce s S6D3r36 from a degree of political stability to the Khartoum by the White Nile and is lessJ to drive lo tne Sundana country wracked by polithan 100 miles from the northern border foreigner was not tical upheaval since it gained inof The countrys southern regions scene of intermittent revolts horn 1955 to 1973 are made up largely of tribes who maintain their African About 70 per cent of the countrys 17 million people speak Arabic and live in V AV 1 dependence from Egypt 21 years The Sudanese news agency said Thursday the shortlived battle began when some elements of the air force tried to take over Juba The agency said peoples army units believed to be the son of a Florida worked for the Nairobiosed African Inland Missionary Organization and was workingon a refugee rehabilitation He was buried in Juba Occasional snow tonight and Low about High Saturday in Westerly wind 10 to 20 becoming northwesterly The chance of snow 80 per cent tonight and Very cold with snow flurries likely Monday and Dally lowss within a few degrees of Highs in the teens Sunday and 20 to 25 Monday and HIGH 32 LOW II The high occurred at noon and the low at 6 There was inches of melted and the barometer at read and Temperatures were 32 3 28 6 25 I 24   

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