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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1975, Zanesville, Ohio The Times Recorder Good Reading On The Urban Renewal Nearly Rev Springers Starts Norm Schneider Book Shenandoah Airship Crash Public Health Duties Expanding illth Year Vol 68 64 Pages 6 Sections Zanesville Ohio 43701 Sunday March 9 1975 30 Cents Top Economists Admit Period Of Depression WASHINGTON For the first time since the economy went sour the ugly word depression to describe the immediate future is being heard in high places Economist Arthur M Okun who headed the Council of Economic Advisers under President Lyndon B Johnson told Congress Joint Economic Committee history may record the current situation as a depression It would take a miracle to keep unemployment below 9 per cent he said and it may go higher The administ ration disagrees saying the recession will bottom out late this summer President Ford said Thursday he did not think joblessness would rise above 9 per cent although it might Unemployment remained high in February Interest rates continued to decline reflecting the lack of demand itself a reflection of the recession Inflation abated Average wholesale prices dropped for the third consecutive month Gov Cecil D Andrus of Idaho told Congress farm prices have fallen so low he fears a farm depression These latest government economic statistics give a picture of how the economy stands at Because 580.000 workers gave up looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed the Bureau of Labor Statistics said February's unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent the same as January's But the number of available jobs fell to 84 million The Consumer Price Index CPU rose per cent for January the least increase since last April and the fourth straight month the price in- crease rate has slowed Prices dropped for clothing new cars beef sugar and home Real The average worker's real compensation wages plus fringe benefits after allowing for inflation declined by 1.2 per cent in January and is VI per cent below a year ago Wholesale Sharp drops in food prices brought February's wholesale price index down slightly for the third consecutive month although prices for industrial goods continued to rise The February wholesale price index was per cent lower than January but higher than a year ago Industrial goods remained 0.5 per cent higher than last Arab Support Expected Peace ASWAN Egypt Egyptian President Anwar Sadat predicted Saturday that Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger will have a very hard round in getting a new peace agreement between Egypt and Israel and longer than last year Sadat and Kissinger met for over 4 2 hours of talks in which informed sources said the Egyptian leader put forward specific ideas for Kissinger to take to Israel Sunday At a joint news conference afterwards Sadat ruled out the direct pledge of cy that Israel is demanding for withdrawal from the Abu oil fields and the strategic passes in the Sinai If I am going to agree to a declaration of while one Israeli soldier is occupying my land it is an official implication for him to stay an invitation I am not going to Sadat said Dampening the prevalent Egyptian optimism before the talks Sadat told questioners as he sat next to Kissinger in the garden of his rest I am always optimistic but I think we shall be having a very hard round this lime He said the negotiations would harder than the first stage military disengagement along the Suez Canal which he negotiated with Kissinger in January 1974 and a agreement would take longer than the week it took then Silting beside Sadat under the glare of the television lights Kissinger said The United Slates feels very strongly that another step is in Rebel Forces Strike Cambodian Capital PHNOM PENH UPI Communist rebel forces launched heavy new attacks on the shrinking defenses around Phnom Penh Saturday ening to overrun a showpiece Cambodian government try division for the second time in three weeks field reports said Inside the capital Western observers said the situation was becoming desperate and that the Lon Nol government probably could hope for little more than a negotiated surrender The new fighting tered at the edge of Prek a Phnom Penh suburb eight miles north of the city center military sources said Reports indicated the gents were on the verge of overrunning the elite 7th Division a unit formed from mercenaries of the U.S Green Berets when that unit fought in South Vietnam Military spokesmen claimed 143 rebels were killed in fighting late Friday and early Saturday around Prek Government casualties were unknown Prek was picked as the headquarters for the division after its previous base camp 12 miles northwest of Phnom Penh was overrun in bitter fighting Feb 17 The town long abandoned by its civilians also is the site of Cambodia's main tary fuel storage tanks Western strategists among Phnom Penh's dwindling corps of foreign residents said the situation at the strategic town Saturday was critical The fall of Prek which likely also would spell the destruction of the 7th Division would put downtown Phnom Penh within range of rebel guns and rockets from north and cast The city already is under fire from the east and insurgent gunners can easily reach the city's lifeline airport from the west U.S cargo planes continued to fly in and out of airport Saturday with rice ammunition and fuel as scattered rocket and artillery barrages continued military spokesmen said World Bank To Aid Poor Farmers To Produce Food But all commercial flights were halted for the third day in a row The government airline Air Cambodge said it hoped lo make a flight from Saigon to Phnom Penh Sunday The last commercial flight to Phnom Penh was Wednesday when 100 rocket and artillery shells hit the airport damaging a U.S DCH cargo plane on a rice flight Western observers told UPI they the best the Lon Nol government now could hope for is a negotiated surrender to the rebel forces besieging the capital The general gloom already has sparked rumors that Lon Nol has left or soon will leave Phnom Penh although there were no facts to back up the reports the interest of all the peoples of the area and 1 believe that progress is possible He appeared uncomfortable at the specific questions that drew forth Sadat's answers Sadat said however that Kissinger's mission was very important both for defusing the explosive situation and for making progress toward peace He again expressed dence in Kissinger and ed his previous statement that for the first time in 20 years he believed peace was possible He indicated he would in a belter position to tell about the prospects of an agreement when Kissinger returns from Israel next week Kissinger said he would return to Aswan Tuesday or Wednesday after his visits to Israel and Syria Kissinger shunted aside ques lions about whether he got concrete Egyptian proposals But informed sources said Sadat gave him specific ideas to lake on lo Israel What were believed to be the draft proposals were typed in Sadat's office after the two men met alone for hours of the first session In the room where the meeting began was an Arabic inscription on the wall In the name of God But the two men talked alone in an adjoining silling room where they also negotiated most of the first troop disengagement agreement between Egypt and Israel in January 1974 They were meeting again Saturday evening for about an hour WASHINGTON UPI World Bank said Saturday it will double its aid to the world's poorest farmers over the next five years to help improve their health and the world food supply The Bank which already is the largest outside investor in the agriculture of developing nations said it will allocate a total of billion through mid- 1980 to finance improved agriculture methods and health programs to 100 million mers mostly in Asia and Latin America Of these at least 60 million will be farmers who own less than three acres of land and earn under each year The expanded project will have three goals the bank tools seeds and training to farmers to help them increase the generally poor outputs of their land the physical being and quality of the life of the rural poor in order to directly raise their ty and their ability to ute to the national economy Better health education and housing would be among these activities already efficient agricultural industries to duce more food for domestic consumption or export and relieve food shortages By the end of 1979 the World Bank said it hoped to lend billion annually for rural development alone twice the present lending figure The total investment in projects would be of the investment needed to expand the of the rural poor by at least 5 per cent per year during the Bank said in a page study The agriculture and rural development program of the Bank would reach a total rural population of 100 million of whom GO million would be in the poverty target group The numbers of rural poor are expected to increase by 70 million in the same period The Bank report noted that about 800 million people live in poverty Eighty per cent of these live in what the Bank called absolute making under a year March Is Commemorated SELMA ALA Martin Luther King Jr led a commemorative march day to Edmund Pettus Bridge where 10 years ago mounted Alabama state troopers first turned back the Montgomery march with tear gas and clubs Today I don't believe there is anyone here that felt that they would be clubbed down if they tried to march said the widow of the slain civil rights leader I think this represents somewhat of a kind of fulfillment that at least we have achieved a measure of success A crowd of about about gathered for the march at Little Brown Chape church he rallying point for many such marches during the Kev James P Robinson head of the Roman Catholic Mission in helped organize the procession and told the marchers over a If we want to be effective we must be orderly Please remain silent The marchers obeyed and shortly after 1 p.m EOT they stepped off with Mrs King in the lead On her left was John Lewis executive director of the Voter Education Project and one of the original marchers 10 years ago To her right was Rev Reese one of five blacks who now sit on Selma's city council and Rev Robinson I think because of the march 10 years ago the South and many of us both black and white will never be the same again Lewis said He said Saturday's march was a symbolic effort to take notice of the progress we have made and the distance we have to go News Digest Vaudevillian Dies HOLLYWOOD UPI Ben Blue the poker-faced vaudevillian who gave millions enjoyment from the days of music halls through lour decades of movies died Friday night at the age ol Arabs Cut Production BEIRUT UPI Saudi Arabia the world's top exporter cut back its oil production by 14.5 per cent to an average ol million barrels a day during February the authoritative Middle East Economic Survey said Saturday Amateur Sports Studied WASHINGTON UPI A special presidential commission seeking to eliminate squabbles between U.S amateur sports and improve the nation's showing in international competition will begin meeting this month a White House official said Saturday Syria Remains Adamant DAMASCUS UPI While Secretary of Slate Henry A Kissinger shuttles between Egypt and Israel in his latest seeking effort Syria remains adamant thai a lasting peace must linked to recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organization and restoration of all Palestinian rights and land Electronic Pacemaker Implanted In Spaniel INDIANAPOLIS Ind UPI Bonnie the cocker spaniel came home Saturday with a two-year lease on life maybe longer Barring complications tors who implanted a er into Bonnie said she should be able to lead a normal life for the next 24 months or longer The three-year-old Bonnie is owned by Mr and Mrs James Q Crisler of nearby le month Output per man-hour was down 2 2 per cent in 1974 the first calendar year decline since ment started keeping the statistics 17 years ago The Bureau of Statistics said unit labor costs rose n J per cent while productivity was dropping The U S trade deficit increased by million in January imports valued at billion and il billion The deficit was slightly smaller than December's million but was calculated by a new method and would have much higher lor months under the old one Indicators The Commerce Department's composite index leading indicators dropped 1 cent last month It was he sixth straight month of decline and the longest sustained drop since the winter ol Overall economic output represented the Gross National Product fell 1 per cent during the final three months of 1974 while prices increased at a record 14 4 per cent annual rate an inflation rate even worse than the 13.7 per cent rate estimated in January's preliminary data Heal output of goods and vices declined in the fourth quarter of 1974 at the second fastest rate m 27 years The GNP was estimated at an annual rage of billion in the fourth quarter compared with billion m the third quarter Output from factories Mid-March Snow Covers Area curs are sidetracked along lines at switch yards in seemingly lonely vigil against the backdrop of the city cloaked in somber gray colors during mid-March snowfall Saturday that left more than two inches of fluff in sonic outlying areas of County Despite weather conditions barely any local traffic mishaps occurred Cold cloudy prospects are to be expected for the next couple of days but local residents might watch a high pressure movement in Colorado that brings with it weather That system is likely lo shove northeast and affect us this week Photo bv Larrv Rich mines and utilities plunged 3.6 per cent in January the one-month drop in industrial production since December 1937 during the Great Depression It was the fourth consecutive monthly drop Housing The number of now housing units started in January rose by 113.000 units to a seasonally adjusted rate of units But building permits in January were issued at an annual rale of units a decline of units Irom the previous period India Receives Saxbe NEW DELHI CPU American Ambassador William B Saxbe presented his credentials Saturday to Indian President Fakhruddin All Ahmed Saxbe who resigned last December as attorney general to accept the appointment here arrived in New Delhi last Sunday after a week's delay due to India's resentment over the resumption of U.S arms sales to Pakistan Two great nations such as ours do not always see eye on all Saxbe said in a speech as he met with Ahmed and several Indian cabinet officials But in essence our ship should be one which enables us to communicate with reason sensitivity and understanding Dressed in striped pants and sporting a pink rose Saxbe told Ahmed the United States is deeply conscious of fact that our two countries are democracies the two largest in the world This does not in itself mean that our relations will be closer than with other tries Saxbe said in an parent reference to India's close ties with the Soviet Union or that they will necessarily run more smoothly Saxbe was originally uled to present his credentials Feb 24 very day Washington announced its in- tention to lift the ban on arms sales to Pakistan State Department officials asked Saxbe to take an unplanned vacation in Bangkok until tempers here had cooled Four Others In Critical Condition Meat Preservative Kills Three CHICAGO UPI Police believe a salt shaker containing a meat preservative rained blue death on i South Side neighborhood The toll Saturday stood at three dead and five others hospitalized lour in critical condition The fight lived on the block of South Emerald and were believed lo be victims of sodium nitrite poisoning from a salt shaker which had been passed around the alter the death of its owner Sodium nitrite produces the symptoms of shortness ol breath low blood pressure vomiting and a blue coloration about extremities Dr Marshall Segal chief of emergency medicine at St Bernard's Hospital said sodium nitrite poisoning is rather unusual but instances had been reported previously Segal said an account by Burton Roueche entitled en Blue Men described the deaths of 11 men who were brought into a New York Hospital in 1944 All were bluish and were found to have been poisoned by salting oat meal with sodium nitrite The salt shaker had been passed around the Chicago neighborhood after the death of its owner Mrs Charlie Mae Edwards It was found to contain sodium nitrate a preservative used in the ling of meats Sodium nitrate can change into sodium nitrite medical authorities said Police said Mrs Edwards 48 was stricken Feb 7 and pronounced dead on arrival at Englewood Hospital A ter told police she suspected a salt substitute caused Mrs Edwards death She threw the substitute away but not the salt shaker Proxmire Fights Concordes WASHINGTON UPI Moving lo effectively ban be Anglo-French Concorde Sen William Proxmire announced Saturday he will introduce a forcing supersonic jetliners flying over United States to meet noise standards applying to other planes The Wisconsin Democrat who led the successful fight against the U.S supersonic transport program in 1971 said his new measure would be introduced in the Senate day plans were prompted by a from Federal Aviation Administration that British Airways and Air France each be allowed to start Hying three Concorde a dav into New York and Washington next year An FAA environmental im- pact statement acknowledged that Concorde produced more noise vibration and more nl certain types of than are allowed for subsonic aircraft But the FAA said so few flights would have scant impact on the environment The Environmental tion Agency and Federal Aviation Administration have half a good idea Proxmire said in a released by Inside The Times Recorder Amusements 7 C Books 5 A Builders Page ti C Crossword fi C Deaths and Funerals 8 C Jeane Dixon 2 C Lite News Page 4 B Financial News 10 B Page Sec Old Photos 8 A Ohio News 2 A Norris Schneider 5 C Profile 7 A Minnie C Question Of A Skywriting 8 A B Gasoline Dealers Pressured To Sell Weather FORECAST Becoming partly cloudy today Highs ranging from mid 30s to lower 40s wich a chance of snow changing to rain Monday Details on Page A By RICHARD HUGHES UPI Business Writer Gasoline suddenly has flooded the U S market sparking price wars in some areas a UPI survey shows What this price battle means to the American car driver know where to buy Brand name gas station operators accuse oil companies of putting them in a bind by forcing them to buy large supplies at nigh prices while selling the surplus at cheaper prices lo competing independents The retailers say oil panics while publicly ing conservation are f pressuring hem to sell more gasoline by staying open at unprofitable hours The result said one New Jersey station owner is that the oil companies continue to get high profits for oil while stations are forced to sell at cost or below The oil companies are not about to cut back heir profits he said The market is loaded it's glutted said John O'Donnell comptroller for vania Service Station The oil companies are forcing dealers to stay open whether it's necessary or not and lo lower their prices at the level lo get more volume Their thinking is not tion but to increase their volume A Federal Energy tration spokesman in New York said the agency has heard reports of company pressure to sell more but we've found none in monitoring activities There's a surplus said an independent petroleum consultant John Lichtblau This may straighten itself out But we're in for a long period of gasoline surplus Lichtblau said refineries are running at 80 lo 85 per cent of compared with the normal per cent The majors are doing what any business will said To reduce ries to keep their refineries going they are selling gasoline to independents The surplus was created in part because motorists have cut down gasoline consumption at a time when worldwide production remained stable The American Petroleum Institute says gasoline stocks are 10 per cent higher than they were a year ago They hit 244 million barrels the highest since April 1971 President Ford's intention to impose a per barrel duty on i imported oil also contributed to glut said oil companies are speeding up their tankers to gel as much oil in as possible before the full duty is imposed Jerry executive director of the New Jersey Gasoline Retailers Association said at least lour major oil companies Sun Shell Mobil and creased their prices lo dealers in recent weeks while forcing them to take more gasoline than they can sell I just had a call a few minutes ago from a dealer being pressured to stay open 24 hours in an area that can't even warrant staying open until midnight Ferrara said Stations along major ways are forced to sell at near or below cost to gel rid of the surplus touching off price wars he said The UPI survey showed a wide variation of pump prices throughout the nation with regular gasoline selling for as little as 43 cents a gallon and as high as 57 cents Regular hit a freak low of 41.9 in this week Some dealers accused the oil companies of keeping prices high at franchise stations and selling surplus gasoline to independents who then un- prices of major brand stations It is pretty obvious that the major brands are not able to sell through artificially high prices said Jack W Houston executive director of the Georgia Association of Retailers It appears that the suppliers are ing out the back door I'm just not selling much said Oklahoma City retailer Ed Bishop whose cheapest price of 51.9 cents a gallon for regular is 6 cents more than an independent charges across the street his Washington office They would require that all buill in the future abide by our minimum noise pollution standards But they would exempt all now flying or under development from these same standards My would require that now flying or being built also come under the noise pollution standards rently set forth before they can land in the United Slates The Concorde and the Soviet are the world's only supersonic passenger jets but the is expected to operate only on an internal Russian trial route soon The British and French expect to put the Concorde into tional service late this year and next vear Car Sells First Day 7 air tend P Low Mileage The advertiser who placed this ad called early the second day the ad appeared to have the ad cancelled The advertiser stated that the car was sold on the first day If you have something that you want lo sell just call Classified Advertising Try our ad for 10 days for the price of Cancel when you receive results during office hours only and pay only for the number of days the ad appears Call Advertising Phone NE
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