New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 17, 1982, Page 9

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 17, 1982

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas humbug Economy blamed for decline in sales of Christmas trees New Braunfels HeraMZeitung December IA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It wouldnt be Christmas without a Or would it Dealers in at least half a dozen major cities say sales of trees are slow this year and they blame un certainty over the Its extremely slow so said Bob Butler as he swept sawdust off his lot in the affluent Brentwood area of Los It was a weekday morning and there were no Were stocking probably 70 per cent of normal because we dont know whats going on this how the public is going to said The story was the same in The way times you cant expect too said George who has been selling trees in the Detroit suburb of Warren for 35 Sales this year are off 25 William vice president of merchandising at Franks Nursery a highvolume chain in also said sales were After when we talk about the sun will come up tomorrow with or without a Boyd The national picture is far from Glen Decker of the Northwest Optimist Club in Oklahoma City Were just about sold He said prices have risen slightly since last but the majority of them customers dont seem to Jerry manager of Apples Christmas Tree Farm just outside said Were satisfied with how the seasons You would think that with the economy being thatpeople would end up with a smaller but I dont think its necessarily Walkers trees are priced by the foot a foot on trees under eight a foot on larger At the Growers Market in Cam a sixfoot balsam fir goes for about an increase of about 10 percent from last Manager Frederick Ewing said he didnt know how sales would end Call me 25 and Ill tell Ewing This is the kind of business that you cant guess Like Butler in several dealers said they were stocking fewer trees in optimism grows for Middle East talks LONDON AP Secretary of State George Shultz is winding up a twoweek European tour today amid reports of a breakthrough that could improve prospects for overall peace talks in the Middle who arrived here Thursday for the last stop of his European will meet today with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Foreign Secretary Francis He is to hold a joint news conference with Pym later officials traveling with Shultz had no comment on the reports that Jordans King Hussein and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat had reached an accord under which Hussein could represent the Palestinians in peace negotiations with But in light of the the of who declined to be stressed the importance of Husseins visit to Washington next President Reagans 1 peace plan envisioned selfgovernment for Palestinians in association with following the withdrawal of Israel from the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River and the Gaza The United States has been trying for years to entice Hussein to join the Camp David peace but the who relinquished any role as spokesman for the Palestinians after the 1967 ArabIsraeli has balked at joining talks with I know that there has been some general agreement between Hussein and a senior British official told reporters here The who declined to be said he did not know any details of the accord and stressed that it would have to be ratified by the various Palestinian possibly at a meeting of the Palestinian National Council early next State Department spokesman John Hughes told reporters officials have seen reports indicating there has been progress between Arafat and Hussein but that he could not com ment on He said the Americans expect to find out more when Hussein visits Washington next OPEC seeks harmony Austria AP OPEC oil ministers gathered today to prepare for a yearend conference that members hope will smooth dif ferences in the striferidden cartel and prevent a petroleum price war on the world Ministers from and the United Arab Emirates consulted privately before opening a daylong session of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Market Monitoring Com The session is aimed at studying proposals for stopping persistent overproduction and underpricing which has weakened the cartels unity in recent While the glut on the world oil market has pressured OPEC to reduce its internal bickering is seen by many Western analysts as the main threat to OPECs ability to But some observers say the 13 countries may be able to resolve their differences at the upcoming which opens at a Vienna hotel on OPEC sources say delegation leaders are meeting in informal behindthescenes sessions today and Saturday to help insure a smooth ministerial We hope to be able to ease the market United Arab Emirates Oil Minister Mana Saeed chairman of the marketing said shortly after arriving There is no magical It depends on the various how far they can Industry analysts say the OPEC committee may propose increasing the groups overall production But some members have ignored that by cutting prices and boosting output in an effort to increase sales in the glutted A main dispute is between Saudi Arabia and the more radical OPEC led by Iran and The Saudis say while they have cut production and remained loyal to OPECs benchmark Iran and other countries have cut prices and increased OFF WarmUps Top Seed Silkies For Men 20 OFF Entire Stock In Store Modeling and Refreshments 11AM to 5 PM Saturday 6290855 1113 Walnut DANCE AND SPORTSWEAR L L XMASHOURS Wed til Senate kills 5cent gasoline tax WASHINGTON AP President Reagan is pretty angry that conservative Republicans forced the Senate to abandon a jobscreating gasoline tax increase that he was Majority Leader Howard Baker Following a week of Baker an nounced Thursday night that he was halting debate on the proposed nickelagallon hike in the federal gasoline and moving on to other legislative Baker decided to give up on the tax hike measure after a move to choke off a filibuster failed by 12 and a meeting among the opponents of the bill and other Republican legislators failed to soften the then called the president and told him that the bill would be Asked about the telephone Baker said the president was pretty angry about I dont blame so was Debate on the tax increase intended to finance billion worth of bridge and mass transit repair had tied up the Senate all and prevented action on a stopgap spen ding bill necessary to keep money flowing to the federal government after Lost along with the gas tax hike was an amendment that would have provided up to six more weeks of jobless benefits for victims of the Although Baker insisted his decision to halt debate on the gas tax was other senators and aides conceded the bill was dead in the waning lameduck Trying to resume Senate consideration of the measure would not have any chance of ac complishing anything said Pete It is expected that the administration will try again to gain passage of the legislation in the next which convenes next Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis had said that unless there is action on the the in terstate highway system will fall down around our The proposal would have raised the federal gas tax from 4 cents a gallon to 9 The Tran sportation Department said that new con struction could create new The filibuster was conducted by conservative principally Gordon Hum phrey of New Don Nickles of Oklahoma and Jesse Helms of North All said a tax increase would reduce employment rather than create the thousands of construction jobs the sponsors Before the Senate took up the Humphrey had Members of Congress are in a panic about unemployment and are determined to do even if its the wrong And this is the wrong Although Baker wanted a final vote on the tax which already has passed the Democraticcontrolled he came under increasing pressure from impatient senators to put it aside and turn to the spending The president personally lobbied the opponents to change their but to no K marlADVERTISED MERCHANDISE POLICY Our lirm mlenlion is to have every adve titwd tem in on out shelves II a Mem n not availably loi DU will issue a Ham Chech or 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