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   Winchester Star (Newspaper) - August 1, 1980, Winchester, Virginia                                The Winchester Star 84th Year No. 24 2 SECTIONS WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA 22601, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1980 24 PAGES 15 CENTS Miss August Ann Slimmel, calendar girl for August 1980, has been swimming competitively since age 6. The 1 S-yeor-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Stimmell will compete today in the Virginia State Junior Olympics Swim Sfof Pholo by Scolt Mason, Graphics by Larry Sullivon Meet here, capping her three years of membership on the Winchester Swim Team. Voted "Most Vivacious" in her senior year ofHandley, she was a Science Club member; on the Gavel Staff; participated in marching and concert bands, intramurals and the Student Cooperative Association; and was a homeroom president. She will continue her education at Lord Fairfax Community College, and hopes to transfer from there to Virginia TechorU.Va. Jobs, Unemployment Both Up in July WASHINGTON (AP) - In defiance of economic predictions, tlie number of Americans holding jobs in July rose sharply for the first time in five months, but the unemployment rate crept back up to 7,8 percent, the government said today. In a report laden with encouraging but also mixed economic signals, the Labor Department said total employment based on its survey of American households rose by 459,000 jobs - reversing four straight months of declines brought on by the recession. At the same time, unemployment, which had dropped from 7.8 percent in May to 7,7 percent in June, returned to 7.8 percent last month as the number of jobless Americans increased by 201,000. The department said unemployment rose in July despite the gain in jobs because people entered the labor market at a faster rate than jobs were created. THE FIGURES, combined with a positive Commerce Department report on economic trends issued earlier this week, suggested that the recession is bottoming out sooner than economists had expected. In fact, the government had been looking for another drop in employment in July accompanied by a larger rise in the jobless rate, which had surged from 6 percent in February. Only two weeks ago, the Carter ad- ministration predicted in a revised economic forecast that unemployment would peak at 8.6 percent by early 1981 and remain there throughout the year. The prediction, however, was based on the very rapid deterioration in economic activity during the spring, a trend that appears to have slowed significantly in the past month. But department economists also pointed to a conflicting report suggesting that the government may have overestimated the rise in employment in July. A SEPARATE SURVEY of business establishments reported a 240,000 drop in employment, an opposite trend from the household survey. Department economists sought to reconcile the differences by suggesting that perhaps employment remained essentially stable in July, and that its statistical treatment of the information may have been somewhat off base. Total employment in July stood at 97 million, a drop of 950,000 jobs since the peak employment reached in February. The number of unemployed Americans stood at 8.2 million, up about 2 million from the start of the year. The government also reported that the median duration of unemployment rose in July to 7.1 weeks, and one in nine job seekers had been out of work for at least half a year. :|f Carter Isn't Nominee Anderson Might Reconsider WASHINGTON (AP) - Independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson, follpwing an unusual meeting with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, says he would think about dropping his election bid if President Carter does not become the Democratic presidential nominee. Anderson said Thursday after the hour-long session that if the Massachusetts senator or someone other than Carter were nominated by the Democrats, "it would only be prudent...to perhaps consider what my position then would be." Previously, Anderson had always insisted that he was in the race to stay, no matter who became the Democratic nominee. The Kennedy-Anderson meeting, at Kennedy's invitaton, marked a discussion between political "odd fellows," a conservative-to-moderate House member for 20 years and a libera! Democrat who believes government has a major role to play in solving many social and economic problems. KENNEDY SAID IF he pulled off an upset at the Democratic National Convention and won nomination, he would direct the Democratic National Committee to cease its current legal efforts to keep Anderson off the ballot in some states. He also pledged that, unlike the president, he would agree to a three-way televised presidential debate with />?derson, Kennedy and Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan. Both men had effusive praise for the other, but they also said no deal had been made regarding support of one for the other. KENNEDY AIDES SAID, however, that the Anderson statement would send a signal to Democrats that there might not be an independent candidate to siphon off votes in the fall election should Kennedy be the party's nominee. Later Kennedy said he was "increasingly hopeful and optimistic" that he would win the open-convention rules fight that is his last chance to take the nomination from Carter. Rope Story False FRONT ROYAL - The report of a rape in Cedarville Tuesday night was false, according to an announcement today from Sheriff Lynn Armentrout. Authorities received a report early Wednesday morning that a 16-year-old girl had been raped around midnight, after she had gone outside to roll up the windows on the family car. Armentrout said charges are pending on the false report. He said that over 150 man-hours were spent investigating the incident. He added that an investigation into the rape of an 11-year-old girl Sunday evening south of Front Royal is still continuing. Kennedy phoned Reagan and got his agreement to debate Kennedy, should he be the Democratic candidate, and an aide said Kennedy told the Republican: J'l plan on being the nominee." However, The Washington Post reported in today's edition that it had taken a survey that showed 54 percent of Democratic delegates against the open-convention rule favored by Kennedy and 41 percent for it. The Post said it surveyed 591 of the 3,331 delegates between July 22 and 29. There were also these political developments: -REAGAN PROVIDED the first peek at his personal finances by releasing copies of his 1979 income tax returns. They showed he paid $230,886 in federal income taxes and $32,050 in California income taxes last year on an income of $515,878. -Anderson asked a federal court to order the Federal Election Commission to declare him eligible to receive federal campaign funds after the election. In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, lawyers for Anderson said if he gets the requisite 5 per cent of the vote and is on the ballot in 10 states he should be eligible for funds which could total $20 million. The money would not be available until after the election, but Anderson's campaign officials could borrow money if an FEC ruling denying him funds were reversed. AFTER HIS MEETING with Anderson, Kennedy said he liked the congressman's approach to some economic issues. Anderson said while they had frequently disagreed in the past, "It is See Anderson Page 3 Cable Indeed Received Billy Carter Reverses Statements WASHINGTON (AP) - Billy Carter, reversing statements he made a day earlier, acknowledged today that someone in the White House gave him a State Department cable concerning his 1978 trip to Libya. President Carter's younger brother told reporters in Plains, Ga., this morning that he did indeed receive a copy of a cable from the American charge d'affaires in Tripoli saying "that he appreciated me coming there and that it helped his job." Asked who gave him the cable. Carter replied, "I assume I got it from someone in the White House." Asked if that person was the president, he replied: "I won't comment on that directly. It was over a year ago and I don't remember." He said the cable is now in his lawyer's possession. IN AMERICUS, GA. on Thursday, Billy had strongly denied that he had any government cables, that the president ever gave him any or that he ever said otherwise to Justice Department investigator Joel Lisker. "I have State Department copies of nothing," the president's brother said at the time. "Jimmy has not shown me anything." Asked today why he had initially denied receiving any cables, Billy replied, "I didn't realize you were talking about it (the charge d'affaires' memo)." Billy Carter also had denied lying to Lisker last January about receiving any money from Libya. Today, Billy said Lisker never asked him directly about the money. "The record speaks for itself," Lisker, who heads the Justice Department's foreign agents registration section, said Thursday. ALSO ON THURSDAY, the White House released seven apparently innocuous State Department cables on Billy's visit to Libya and sought to discount any suggestion that the president gave his brother sensitive government information. White House Press Secretary Jody Powell upbraided members of Congress and the news media for their handling of the disclosures of the cables earlier this week. "I just think that when you're dealing with the integrity questions about the conduct in office of a president of the United States, members of Congress and everybody else ought to know what they're talking about before they leap to conclusions." POWELL, INTERVIEWED on ABC-TV's "Good Morning, America" program, said he saw no impropriety in the president sharing the cables with Billy, especially since they had been made available to syndicated columnist Jack Anderson 14 months ago. "There is absolutely nothing wrong," Powell said. "If he shares them with the news media, which happens all the time, then there's certainly nothing wrong with saying (to Billy) that reports from Tripoli say the trip went well," BWI Airport Is Flourishing While Dulles Loses Traffic Inside Today's Star On Deaf Ears.......Page 13 A story on the Area News page recounts some of the problems the deaf have, and what people with normal hearing can do to lessen them. Chief Update........Page 13 Interviews are over for the city's police chief, and a recommendation is in the works. The fire chief interviews may be completed soon. Details on the Area News page. Number is Up.......Page 13 But not enough, according to some area officials. Preliminary census figures are lower than expected in some jurisdictions, and will be questioned. See the Area News page. Index Area News.......13 Living.........14-15 Classified......17-23 Obituaries.........2 Comics...........16 Religion...........7 Country Roads ... 16 Spectator..........5 Crossword Puzzle.. 3 Sports..........8-11 DearAbby.......15 TV Programs......5 Editorials.........4 Weather...........2 By GEORGE M.STODDART star staff Writer While Virginia is investing about $80,000 a year to help revive Dulles Airport, Maryland is enjoying unprecedented gains at its state-run Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The stories of Dulles and BWI, which are equidistant from Washington, have followed opposite paths this year as Dulles has lost 23 percent of its passengers and BWI has gained nearly three percent more passengers than it served last year. That three percent increase comes at a time when the airline business is suffering a severe depression. Intense competition among the carriers is one reason for Dulles's losses. Airlines have chosen to serve both Baltimore and Washington through one airport. Last week, the Star reported that Dulles, which is run by the Federal Aviation Administration, had lost at least 491 inbound and outbound flights per week in the last year. More flight losses are coming at Dulles, some of which will benefit BWI. On Sept. 1, Eastern Airlines will close its Dulles operation and shift four daily outbound flights to BWI. Effectively, this will eliminate 56 more flights per week from Dulles. According to Eastern spokesman June Farrell, the move is temporary, necessitated by several factors. "We are shifting two Phildelphia flights from Dulles to Baltimore, but they are really only positioning flights for the next morning," she said. "We are also eliminating Dulles as a stop on our Baltimore-to-Houston flight and we are shifting the Dulles-to-New Orleans flight to BWI. "The New Orleans flight is very popular, but there was no way we could justify keeping our operation at Dulles open with only one flight at day." ' The elimination of the flights at Dulles will save Eastern landing fees, charges for using the mobile lounges to load and unload passengers, as well as square-footage rental charges for ticket and baggage areas. EASTERN'S departure from Dulles follows earlier shutdowns by Delta, Piedmont and Ozark. Of those airlines, only Ozark moved to BWI. But there are other ways in which Dulles is losing to its competitor to the northeast. World Airways and Texas International, "economy" carriers that are bucking the depression trend by getting a large share of the market, both chose to fly in and out of BWI. Two charter airlines, American Eagle and Evergreen, have chosen BWI over Dulles for their international flights. Further, when Laker, the bargain-basement transatlantic carrier, applied for non-stop routing between London and the Washington area, it chose BWI over Dulles. Laker's choice of BWI mirrors the rippling effect that the decline in flights at Dulles can have. Laker wanted to land at a port where passengers could find a connecting flight to other points in the U.S. "Dulles is an atrocious connecting port. Really, it's only for long-haul flights," admits Mike Waters of Virginia's Department of Aviation. He is managing the $80,000 effort to lure business back to Dulles. "It's not going to be easy," he says, SeeDuUesPage2 The seven cables were released as a special Senate committee investigating t he Billy Carter-Libyan affair agreed to begin hearings Monday and to try to fini sh gathering most of the evidence by the end of August. Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., chairman of the Senate panel, said he would consider letting the president testify next week, if Carter asked to, but Bayh and the vice-chairman, Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., said it would be better to wait until after the Democratic National Convention, which begins Aug. 11. POWELL SAID THE president hopes to issue his report to Congress on the matter Monday and hold a news conference the same day to answer questions about it. Carter has postponed a political trip to Cleveland on Monday. Powell said the seven cables were the only ones regarding Billy Carter's trip and the only ones the president recalls discussing with his brother. Five were marked "Limited Official Use," one was classified "ConfidenUal" and one was unclassified. All since have been declassified, and - far from being secret - all actually were released under the Freedom of Information Act to columnist Jack Anderson more than a year ago, Powell said. President Will Unveil New Economic Plan WASHINGTON (AP) - Replying to Ronald Reagan's tax cut proposals. President Carter plans to unveil a major economic-revitalization program, possibly as early as next week, according to congressional sources. The sources said top administration officials discussed the plan to propose a long-range economic strategy with House Democrafic leaders Thursday. The sources, who asked not to be identified, said the policy - which apparently has not been worked out in detail - would amount to Carter's response to Reagan's $36 billion tax cut plan, which the White House contends is an irresponsible, ^uick-fix approach to the nation's serious economic troubles. But the sources said few details were discussed in the 90-minute meeting, apparently because the administration has not decided exacUy what form its policy will take. TENTATIVE PLANS for announcing the new policy call for its unveiling next week, with the president offering additional details at the Democratic National Convention, which begins Aug. 11, the sources said. Treasury Secretary G. William Miller was likely to be asked about the administration's economic strategy during testimony before the congressional Joint Economic Committee toclay. Reagan, the Republican presidential nominee, has called for immediate enactment of a 10 percent across-the-board personal income tax cut and faster business tax writeoffs for new equipment - to take effect Jan. 1. He argues that tax cuts are needed to stimulate the sagging economy, encourage business investment in new machinery and relieve the growing tax burden on Americans. Hot But Not Hottest July wasn't the hottest on record. Now isn't that some relief? According to records kept at the Winchester Fruit Research Laboratory, this July fell four-tenths of a degree shy of equaling the record for the July of 1977. For the record, the month that just ended had a mean temperature of 78.4 degrees. To find the mean, the average high of 90.2 degrees was factored into the average low of 66.6 degrees. If Winchester's July wasn't writing itself into the record books, Dulles Airport's July was. A National Weather Service spokesman at Dulles said July 1980 was the warmest on record. Temperature records at Dulles have been kept since 1963 when it opened. At the Loudoun County facility, the average temperature this past month was 77.3. No one will listen? Concern, 667 0145. Gloize ond Brothers  new Saturday store hours now 8 a.m.-2 p.m.   

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