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Athens Sunday Messenger (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Athens, Ohio Stye sunt Toj vol. 72, no. 159athens, Ohio sunday May 29,1977 30 cents today j memorial Day 1977 a War is same. Stilled the is. O or All leads a the seas la the shy a is Well Soldier fist Gad a Aal Sag the soldiers referred la to this verse la Quot tips Are three veterans of the och wars grand army of the Republic Aad a few Spanish american War veterans wha rest to the she Dew it the Caa aaa to Salters aide to Gree Dawa cemetery. Aad it is a a we Mai i we by bump irs. These Sellers Aad the dead Al All ear wars wha Are hater to a memorial Day. Besides Betag a Day for respect Aad boar of coarse Saday wll be a typical american Holiday. Bat first to the Miami of May celebrants wifi be the soldiers who rest to cemeteries or Greenlawn at Myers Cross lag off Rome 33 South of Nelsonville. Inflation forecast increasing gloom Washington a even with help from the new tax Cut. Many americans face a substantial loss of purchasing Power this year because of inflation. With the year nearly half Over government figures indicate that inflation will be significantly worse this year than in 1971 when consumer prices advanced 4.8 per cent. Inflation pushed consumer prices up 3.2 per cent to the first four months of the year and the Carter administration recently raised its inflation forecast for All of 1877 from 5.3 per cent to 8.7 per cent. But the recent Pace of inflation is causing speculation that it could be worse than that before the year is Over administration economists expect a slowdown to the inflation rate after midyear especially to food prices which have risen 5 per cent to the first four months. Nonetheless there Are signs of concern. President Carter told a news air Fulfur curbs delayed Columbus Ohio a Ohio industries and utilities burning state produced High Fulfur Coal will get an extra year to meet Federal air Quality guidelines. The . Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to move an August 1979 deadline to june 1980 to give industries More time to test scrubbers fluidised Beds and other methods of removing Fulfur dioxide to the combustion process when burning Coal. Without some sort of filtering process Ohio a High Fulfur Cool pollutes the air by Federal standards. George r. Alexander jr., Epa Midwest regional administrator made the Concession to the face of pressure from gov. James a. Rhodes and an order by the 8th circuit court of appeals to Cincinnati to give 36 petitioning industries More time to adopt an air control plan. Alexander said some adjustments had been made to ease requirements to some cases. Quot on the whole however the changes do not significantly alter the Overall Impact of the cleanup requirements a he said. We have told the court today that we Are giving petitioners a longer period of time to decide whether they will install necessary control equipment that will allow them to Burn local Coal or whether they will decide to buy out of state Low Fulfur Alexander said. Those who decide to import cleaner out of state Coal will have two years to get to line with the Federal air standards. Rhodes wants to find a Way to use Ohio Coal which would Benefit the state Coal producers and Industry if an economical to efficient method can be developed cleanse it. Quot the fact of the matter is the air in Ohio is unhealthy to Many parts of the state a Alexander said at a news conference. Quot there is a widespread Ohio has had More Fulfur dioxide violations than any other state to the nation he said. Quot what we re trying to do is get the air cleaned up in Ohio to the shortest possible time it can be done a Alexander said. But the Epa official who is based to Chicago wants to know within 4 i months what approach various industries will take to meet the problem. Ohio remains the last state in the nation that has yet to agree to a Federal air plan or adopt its own plan acceptable to Federal officials. Conference thursday that his Quot main concern at this Point on the economic scene is the rate of inflation a and the Pace of inflation clearly is behind moves by the Money managing Federal Reserve Board to tighten growth of the Money Supply to make Loans More expensive. On Friday several major Banks raised their prime lending rate for Loans from 64 to 64 per cent the second increase to a week. Since higher interest rates can discourage economic growth the Stock Market responded by pushing the Dow Jones Industrial average for stocks below 900, to 896, for the first time since Jan 7, 1976. Although Carter has previously said inflation and unemployment could be battled simultaneously his latest statement appeared to move him a big step Doser to the position of former Treasury Secretary William e. Simon that inflation was Quot Public enemy no. there Are a lot of reasons Why Carter and his advisers worry about the recent High rate of inflation. For one thing rising prices mean Consumers May have to Cut Back on expenditures. There were signs that this May have started in april when retail sales failed to increase for the first time in months. The combination of reduced consumer buying plus higher interest rates could endanger administration goals for economic growth and employment. The real purchasing Power of workers paychecks declined in april for the fourth time in five months and was one tenth of i per cent below what it was a year earlier. While the tax cuts signed into Law by Carter last week will reduce taxes by about $100 a year for the average family of four the losses to inflation should More than offset that. Even if inflation holds to the 6.7 per cent forecast by the administration it still Means a person with 810,000 income would lose 8670 in purchasing Power because of higher prices by year end. White House remains mum on Piketon project by Fred Websel special assignments writer Washington however Appy the people around Portsmouth Are about the residents apparent decision expand the Goodyear Tomic Plant after All the flute House remains pretty much mum on the subject. A spokesman told the Lessenger saturday that he really a does not know just of soon the president will make a formal announcement of his Portsmouth decision a nor what that decision is Likely to be. The White House spokesman is nuclear affairs adviser to or. James Schle Stager who is Jimmy Carter s chief adviser on Energy. It appears that Carter remains undecided on whether or not to keep the Campaign Promise that he made to Portsmouth area voters last oct. 29, when he said he intended to seek full congressional funding for the 84.1 billion and on project that was then planned for the uranium enrichment Plant the president seems to still be weighing All of the possible courses he could take As Well As the political economic and Energy repercussions. A month ago cuter said he was Canning the Portsmouth add on plan a after 823 million already had been spent a because it would require too much More electricity for the gaseous diffusion equipment involved. All three american plants which now produce nuclear fuel including Portsmouth and two fuel employ the gaseous diffusion process but Carter Wains to bring a newer technology online which would use a Centrifuge to Quot enrich uranium. The Centrifuge method would need Only about 4 per cent As much electricity to achieve the enrichment required As the gaseous diffusion method what sat Issue is where the 84.4 billion Centrifuge facility will be constructed. Ohioans Are lobbying heavily to have the funds flow to Portsmouth to help relieve an unemployment problem there that is rated More than twice As severe As the statewide stigma. But a Tennessee delegation fat Sailor ordered off Carter sub Cape canaveral Fla. A a 250-Pound a ilor one of five ordered from a submarine because they weren t Quot smart looking enough to be seen by president Carter says he a angry insulted and ready to sue. Quot i guess in a Good enough to Dean the ship and get Only three or four hours sleep for the last couple nights but in a not Good enough to stand watch with the president a said fire control . William Derendal. He was one of five overweight crewmen banished from the los Angeles Friday and ordered away from the Dock area until Carter boarded the nuclear submarine for a cruise. Derendal said capt. Austin Scott Commodore of submarine Squadron 6, told la sailors during an inspection thursday that they could not be aboard during the presidents visit because they were overweight. Six of the la however were permitted to go on the cruise Quot because they were desperately needed aboard a the fireman said. Derendal 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds said Quot the Commodore was very insulting when he made the decision. He said Derendal you re too fat. Jesus Christ we done to need you Scott and cmdr. . Christensen Captain of the sub 1william Derendal Marine said they were both responsive for ordering the men ashore. Quot we left the people to because they did no to present a military appearance and they weren to essential for today a Christensen said. Quot there were some people that did t contribute to a smart looking ship. They Are obviously to need of losing weight and if they did no to know that before they certainly do Navy personnel must meet fitness requirements upon entering the service and Are continually subject to trimming Down orders but those usually Are not issued unless an individuals ability to perform his Job has been affected. A second Chubby Sailor willing to be identified Only As 5 foot-3 and 180 pounds said Quot we were standing to line during inspection and Commodore Scott said a of you re too fat. You can to i feel the action was Derendal said that after being evicted from the sub he and two other gobs went to the pier to watch Carter Board but they weren to even allowed there. Quot an officer told us to Clear the area. He said. The purpose Al getting us off the boat was to get us out of sight a Derendal said. The six sailors were assigned temporary duty aboard the Spade fish another sub until the president left. Trekked to the White House wednesday to convince Carter that the facility should be built at Oak Ridge tenn., As compensation for the presidents earlier decision to Shelve construction of the cinch River liquid Metal fast breeder reactor Plant there after the wednesday meeting sen. Howard Baker said he did t have much Hope any longer that Oak i Dice would be chosen. Quot i got a Strong the Senate minority Leader said Quot he feels bound by a commitment to Ohio a two senators. John Glenn and Howard Metzen Baum reacted to bakery a pessimism with optimism saying they believed the report Quot will help dispel same of the confusion and anger Quot in the Portsmouth Region stemming from the add on axing. Glenn and Metzenbaum urged Carter to make a formal announcement confirming the selection of Portsmouth for at least a part of the Centrifuge work. John Ahearne Schlesinger a nuclear adviser said saturday that Quot i really done to know when Carter would make such an announcement and said Quot i really can to comment on bakery a interpretation Quot of the wednesday meeting. Ahearne would say Only that it is a my understanding that Carter is still reviewing the interested candidates although there is a primary election to Only one City Ward this Spring the candidates vying for the democratic nomination for 1st Ward qty Council both display interest and enthusiasm in City government. Page a s. Changes for a Orta ? expiration of some Federal funding for the Aorta bus system has forced system director David Vaughan to consider some minor changes to operations Page a-3. 4 years in 3 a Young indonesian student will receive her bachelors degree from Ohio University after completing a four year program to three. Page a-8. They re prepared Murray City if Fin should break out in Murray City tonight As it did one year ago today the fire department is much better prepared to fight it than it was then. Page b-5. In our columns holidays and the Best Way to eat fish Are discussed by the messenger s columnists today. Charles Reamer in the View from the Hill on Page a-8, and Beulah Jones in around the Bend on Page 84, discuss memorial Day its background and meaning Ruth stump is Ruthie a ram Blin on Page a-7, decides that graduations Are a Good time for the Young to recount their activities a though those not so Young Don t enjoy them quite As much and Bill Price in up i the ride on Page b-3, discusses his friends favorite fish and How they to be cooked. On our area Page a map of the world viewed from Athens a 69-year-old woman who is realizing her third wish come True As she receives her High school diploma tonight and a word of warning to Hocking Hills state Park visitors appear on today s area Page do. Steppe s expanding Steppe s beauticians inc of Athens has announced plans to expand into the South with the Chance to add Between 25 and 50 new salons in the next three years. Business Page. A-4. Year of frustration 1977 was a year of frustration for Ohio University baseball coach Jerry France As he saw the bobcats suffer their first losing season in the sport since 1933. Sports Page cd. All eyes on indy the eyes of the sports world will be on Indianapolis today for the running of the annual Indianapolis 500 race among the highlights this year will be the entry of the event s first woman Driver. Janet Guthrie. Sports Page cd. Judge under fire Madison wis a Dane county judge Archie Simonson Center of controversy for describing rape As a Normal reaction to provocative clothing and a sexually permissive environment. Says he won t resign and has too much Community support to be recalled. Page d-2. Area Page do weather calendar.b-4 classified .d-2-7 partly Cloudy today through comics .d-8 monday. Highs today 80 to 85 editorial.b-2 lows tonight in the mid 50s farm home.c-5 highs monday in the 70s the obituaries.b-4 Chance of rain 20 per cent sports .c-l-4 today and tonight. Television.c6. 7 Heaters .c-6.7 detail Pate b-4 women.a-6, 7 keys growing a week at a summer Camp could be All it takes to make an underprivileged kid s world grow. The messengers keys project is growing to helps the kids grow. In its first week messenger readers have contributed 8190 to keys. Recent contributions All have been from Athens area residents Richard bean 85 Helen Baker 820 Raymond Lee 835 Richard Paytner 815 and an Anonymous contribution for 850. In the keys project Money sent in will be used to Send children selected by the Athens county welfare department to Camp Swoney near Cincinnati. Please Send contributions made payable to keys Athens messenger to route 33n at Johnson Road Athens 45701. No paper monday the messenger will not publish on monday memorial Day Aad its offices will be closed. Publication resumes tuesday

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