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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - September 26, 1976, Bakersfield, California Good Mornin state Patricia hears to Tell a grand jury about her kidnapping Page 7 state Highway commission adds $780 million to budget for new Highway construction Page 6 National Ford campaigns from Steamer on Mississippi. Carter visits California Page 3 Caw officials give up salaries until strike is settled Page 2 local Veteran of earlier Kern county water fights enters the san Joaquin nuclear project controversy Page la on the Fritts looks at the great debate featuring 28 minutes of silence Page la scene Kern adult literacy Council offers a free 30-hour course for Tutor training in the Laubach each one teach one method Page 31 Progress report on opening of the year plans Page 29 opinion the californian s first endorsement of the political season is cop senatorial nominee Sam Havana a Page 20 spiritual suffocation rather than economic dislocation is shaking the pillars of socialism in Sweden Page 20 business state business leaders say gov Brown appears to be changing his attitude toward the business Community Page 49 the japanese government has announced development of an electric car that can travel 250 Miles on a single Battery charge Page 49 sports Brilliant defense keys renegades 12-0 win Over san Joaquin Delta before 14.831 at memorial stadium Page 23 Missouri surprises second rated Ohio state. 22-21 with score in last to seconds Page 23 inside today Buchwald. Page 47 Sec Page Sec a business and finance. 49 5 real estate. 50 5 classified. 39 5 scene. 29 4 editorial. 20 0 sports. 23 3 metropolitan Section. La 2 theater. 37 4 Oil 49 5 vital statistics 4k 5 vol 90 no 270 6 sections sunday september 26. 1976 130 pages 35c inflation recession Send 2.5 million into poverty Washington api More americans Slid into poverty last year than any time in the 17 years the government has been keeping track the census Bureau said yesterday the Bureau blamed the 2 5-million increase in poverty stricken people on the whip saw effect of High inflation in tile midst of recession together with widespread exhaustion of unemployment benefits last year despite an $181 increase in median family income last year to $13,720 a year inflation dragged the buying Power of that income Down to the lowest level in five years in 1975 the census Bureau said the drop worked out to 2 8 per cent and followed a 3 5 per cent drop in 1974 buying Power by that measure has now shrunk four of the last six years for the number of people in poverty. It was the second increase in a Row and Only the third since the Bureau began keeping such statistics in 1959 the increases in 1974 and in 1970 were both about i 3 million the census Bureau said 25 9 million persons lived in families a hat were below the government defined poverty level of $5 500 for a nonfarm family of four the poverty level was up due to inflation Troin $5 038 in 1974 the number of people in poverty was the largest since the 27 8 million in 1967, when the poverty level was s3 410 the 1975 figure represented 12 per cent or nearly one out of every eight persons that was up from la 6 per cent the year before and was the highest since the 12 6 per cent in 1970 the poverty income is set by computing the Cost of a Basic nutritionally adequate diet and multiplying that by three based on the government finding that poor people spend one third of their income on food the 1975 level works out to $106 per week by comparison the average wage of factory workers in mid-1975 was $163 per week the minimum Federal wage of $2 30 an hour represents $92 for a 40-hour week and the average payment to retired workers on social Security last Var was $208 per month the new figures appeared destined to provide More fuel for the presidential election contest Democrat Jimmy Carter has made president Ford s handling of the Economy a key Issue for attack and both candidates have uttered tax reforms that would provide Relief to lower and moderate income taxpayers at the expense of upper bracket families Ford has drawn the upper limit of moderate at $35 too parties divided on remedy need seen for economic props Washington a the congressional joint economic committee says another tax Cut May be in order next year to pump up the Economy while republicans and democrats on the panel1 agreed in a midyear economic report issued yesterday that further tax reduction May be needed they disagreed sharply on the role that Federal spending should play in economic recovery the democrats headed by sen Hubert h Humphrey chairman of the committee said that holding spending at current Levels would restrict economic growth but the republicans echoing president Ford said spending above current Levels Quot would be destructive of the private sector s ability to continue creating new jobs at the High rate experienced in the past the democratic proposals on taxes were not specific and mentioned a further tax Cut Only As one possible course of action next year on the other hand the republicans. In a summary prepared by rep Clarence brow of Ohio urged enactment of Fords proposed increase in personal exemptions from the present $750 to $1 too per person the gof went a step further in calling for tying tax rates to the Cost of living this Quot indexing plan would keep a person s taxes level even though inflation pushed him into a higher tax bracket the economic prescriptions offered by the Republican and democratic members of the committee sounded like a replay of last week s debate Between Ford and democratic presided tial nominee Jimmy Carter a steady Progress toward full employment should be an urgent goal of National policy Over the next four years Quot said the democrats a a taking people off unemployment compensation and putting them Back to work in productive jobs is the Best anti inflation strategy i know added Humphrey Brown for the republicans blamed today a 7 9 per cent unemployment on the Large numbers of women and teenagers entering the labor Force the solution is not More Public Job programs As advocated by democrats but a legislation that provides employment incentive subsidies Cou pled with required training Brown said sen Jacob k javits of new York accused his Republican colleagues on the committee of displaying a profound Bias against governmental action in any form Quot and contended As did the democrats that the nation can fight unemployment and inflation at the same time the committee democrats whose party controls Congress this year and is expected to remain in control next year said he projected 4 to 5 per cent increase in economic growth for 1977 will not be sufficient to Cut unemployment they suggested a a a supportive budget policy meaning Federal spending at a sufficiently High level to create jobs and including a possible tax Cut a a Federal Reserve Board monetary policy that prevents any Rise in interest rates a a package of Job training and employment programs that emphasizes productive opportunities in the private sector rather than make work government jobs a a program to reduce shortages of critical materials and elimination of other factors that contribute to inflation one of final units in yesterday s Bicentennial Parade one of most attractive and expensive a was this Floral one from Wasco. It was covered with roses provided by Jackson and Perkins Rose growers. See other photos and Story pages la 12 and 48.- staff photo by Jack Knight a time Leary be Jwo smiles Ohem All Froes of rom was Eiguren out Uono to Pim iwo blame of Val ii Ere takes Lynwood Job Edward Valliere resigned As City manager of Porterville yesterday to become City manager in Lynwood Valliere. 37. A former Bakersfield assistant City manager. Will take the Post officially nov i he told the califor Man he accepted the position because it represents a substantial increase in Pav Valliere was assistant City manager in Bakersfield for five years before becoming Porterville cite manager in january 1969 his new Post will pay $32 too annually according to Lynwood officials Valliere s salary at Porterville was $29,000 Valliere s wife. Betty is a City Council member in Porter Ville and will resign Early next year to join her husband in Lynwood los Angeles county Lynwood has a population of 47,000, while Porterville has a population of 15.000 l cyclist killed in hit and run a China Lake Man died last night from injuries he received when his motorcycle was struck by a car in Ridgecrest the Coroner reports James Lawson. 47. 206 Fowler Street apparently was hit by an automobile on Iny Orand Road Between Inyokern and China Lake boulevards sources said the Driver of the automobile did not Stop according to the Coroner investigation is continuing rhodesian majority Rule Black leaders split on . Plan Black nationalist leaders were sharply divided yesterday on Anglo american proposals for a transition to majority Rule in Rhodesia the soviet Union. Which reportedly supplies Aid to Black guerrillas denounced the plan in Tanzania the Rev Ndabaningi Sithole. Head of Zimbabwe african National Union said that Blacks appointed to government posts under the plan accepted by rhodesian prime minister Ian Smith would sing to the tune of their masters Sithole said the agreement negotiated by Secretary of state Henry a Kissinger was deliberately calculated to diffuse the revolutionary struggle and to create a Neo Colon la ii St regime in Zimbabwe Quot the Black african name for Rhodesia however Joshua Nkomo. Leader of the internal rhodesian Wing of the african National Council returned to Salisbury yesterday and said he had a list of leaders acceptable to the guerrillas in his pocket he said Sithole and Bishop Abel Muzorewa. Head of the external Anc Wing. Were a conspicuous by their absence Nkomo met three times with Kissinger during the Secretary s african shuttle last week Kissinger saw no other rhodesian nationalists a spokesman for Muzorewa said most Black leaders would wait to hear Smith s proposals from the presidents of the frontline states. Tanzania Zambia Botswana and Mozambique who were meeting in Lusaka Smith s speech outlining Steps for the transition contained a lot of traps Quot and would need further the spokesman said reaction abroad was generally favourable but the official soviet news Agency Tass denounced the Kissinger plan As a a pseudo settlement Quot designed to create a Buffer Between Black Africa and South Africa a Tass dispatch from the Mozambique capital of Maputo said the proposed interim government leading to Black majority Rule a May include Only ves men from among african political figures Quot quoting unidentified Quot african figures of Tass said. Quot the implementation of this settlement plan by no Means guarantees bringing to i Joshua Nkomo whatever the african leaders or the organization of african Unity decide a Japan yesterday welcomed Smith s announcement a statement issued by Kensuke Yanagita. Director general of the foreign ministry s Public information Bureau said the rhodesian decision Marks a the first important step toward the peaceful solution of the Southern rhodesian problems a in Canberra. Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser said Quot the government welcomes reports that the authorities in Rhodesia have accepted the principle of majority Rule leading to the emergence of a majority government within two years a renegades. .12 us 31 Missouri. 22 so Delta a 0 Purdue 13 Ohio state. 21 Urcla 40 air Force. 7 Arizona see spoors on Page 23 a a we hmm Power an african majority Western diplomats said the plan was a blow to soviet Hopes of increasing Moscow s influence in Africa by supporting emerging liberation movements the soviets reportedly have been supplying military and technical advisers to nationalist forces headed by Nkomo in India Deputy foreign minister Ripin pal Das said a we shall support

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