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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 2, 1980, Aiken, South Carolina                                Inside Today Juniors Look To Southern Cross See Page IB She Writes Poetry For Conservation See Page 5A Vol 113 No 89 2 Sections 20 Pages Aiken South Carolina Friday May 21980 Per Single Copy Telephone 6482311 Teachers Parents Seek More School Money The World Iran Wont Negotiate LONDON AP The Ira nian government refused to negotiate with the three Arab Iranians holding its embassy staff in London hostage for the third day today and told the British government it was up to it to end the siege We are prepared to ac cept the martyrdom of our brothers in England said President Abolhassan Bani Sadr but we will not yield to blackmail And Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh said the matter was entire ly in the hands of the British government to resolve in the way it sees fit Two Killed For Events By The Associated Press Two persons responsible for events at violenceplagued Ahvaz University in Irans Khuzestan Province were ex ecuted this morning Tehran Radio said The radio did not specify what the events were but last week five per sons were killed at Ahvaz in fighting between Islamic fun damentalists and leftists op posed to a government deci sion to purge the university system of antiIslamic ideology The radio reported nine deaths in clashes at three universities April 21 Have You Heard that at the HutsonEtherredge vs Belks Dixie Youth baseball game last night nine photographers arriv ed suddenly The pintsize players probably thought they had become famous Actually it was just an Aiken TEC photography class prac ticing what they had learned about taking sports pictures that the Street Philosopher says Show me a tod dler caught playing in the mud and Ill show you grime and punish ment Inside Today Aiken Today Calendar Classifieds Comics Dear Abby Editorials Obituaries Our Churches Our Schools Sports Television The Flicks Weather 5A 2A SB 10A 6A 4A 2A 8A 5A IB 10A 8B 2A Jobless Rate Up In US AntiInflation Policy May Deepen The Recession WHITE HOUSE MEETING President Carter talks with Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher right and Henry Owen special representative of the presi dent for economic summits in Washington yesterday Christopher has said he will step down as deputy secretary but Carter and Carters choice to be new Secretary of State Sen Edmund Muskie have asked him to stay on APLaserphoto WASHINGTON AP The nations unemployment rate shot up from 62 percent to 7 percent in April the highest level in 2 years and a powerful sign that the economy is being squeezed by the vice of recession the government reported today It was the largest onemonth increase in the jobless rate in more than three decades The deteriorating economy raises new questions about whether President Carter will stick to his plans for a balanced budget and other tight fiscal and monetary policies for fighting inflation which critics say are responsible for bringing on a severe reces sion Hardest hit by the unemployment increase were bluecollar workers Their unemploy ment rate surged from 8 percent in March to 97 percent in April By contrast unemployment among service workers rose from 71 percent to 8 percent and the rate for white collar workers increas ed from 33 percent to 37 percent As of Thursday Carter remained commit ted to curbing inflation as the top economic priority of his administration The Labor Department said employment decreased in virtually every economic sector during April except in government where the number of jobs rose by 75000 primarily due to the hiring of temporary workers for the 1980 census Employment dropped 140000 in con struction 123000 in autos and 130000 in trade Overall employment declined by 500000 jobs during the month to 972 million the lowest level in nearly a year The unemployment rate until April had re mained remarkably stable at about 6 percent for more than two years The last time unemployment reached 7 per cent was August 1977 The Labor Department gave breakdowns of april unemployment rates among the follow ing employment groups Adult women 63 percent up from 57 percent in March Teenagers 162 percent up from 159 percent Nonwhite teenagers 298 percent down from 33 percent Whites 62 percent up from 54 percent Nonwhites 126 percent up from 118 percent Fulltime workers 66 percent up from 58 Parttime workers 89 up from 83 All the signs point to a deeper recession than the official forecast one government economist who declined to be named said Thursday Looking For Fun Try Wagener By JAN BOYLSTON Staff Reporter The first Wagons to Wagener began as a weekend for fun And that is one thing that hasnt changed during the 11 years of the festivity Back then several little communities began having things like this said Mayor John A Tony Gofer So we decided to just start a weekend of fun to let people know who we are and where we are Gofer said the main purpose of the event is to provide family fun Pro ceeds from the weekends events go towards town improvements In the past the money has been used to redo our town park and the Wagener Pavilion he said This year the money has been designated for the Marion Roy Warner Memorial Park We hope to be able to light oneoftheballfields The event always centers around a theme of yesteryear according to Gofer The theme this year is An OldFashioned Weekend Several demonstrations will be staged for a firsthand look at activities from the goodold days Some of the activities include milking a cow churning but ter making cheese and quilting Gofer said the town especially caters to campers Registration for campers was to begin this morning at 9 am Expecting crowds of 15000 Gofer said he is keeping his fingers crossed about the weather The outlook for the weekend is for partly cloudy skies temperatures in the upper 70s and a 10 percent chance of rain tomorrow Tonight the Wagons to Wagener Beauty Pageant will be held at 7 pm at the WagenerSalley High School Tickets are for adults for senior citizens for students and 50 cents for children under age 6 A dance will be held at the Pavilion from 9 pmmidnight Tomorrow will get off to a running start with the RunforFun Road Race at 8 am Opening ceremonies for Wagons to Wagener will be held at am Entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon at the Pavilion At 2 pm the Truck Pull will be held at the Marion Roy Warner Memorial Park A dance will be held from 9 pmmidnight at the Pavilion On Sunday a religious crusade will be held at 9 am At 2 pm the Tractor Pull will be held at the Warner Park WANT TO GO Wagener is located in the northeastern part of Aiken County Its about a halfhours drive from Aiken   

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