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Burlington Daily Times News (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Burlington, North Carolina
Softball tourney the variations and Johnston Oil company have reached the finals of the lass b softball tournament now underway in the City. The two teams will Square Oil Tor the title in the highlight of Southall action in the Eit it this week. The Story is on Page 2bcity Pool closes the swimming Pool near Burlington s City Park has been closed due to a leak. It will not be reopened this summer. And it is not certain ii the Pool will Ever be opened again because of the extent of the problem. The Stor it is on Page in charges local service station operators do not like the changes which the government has called Tor in their operations. They say they will not charge Tor services such As washing windshields and checking Oil. The Stor it is found on Page in today. 92nd year no. 8the daily times news Burlington n a. Thursday afternoon. August 2. 1979 15 cents High 92 Low 68 precipitation 30% winds swim Mph records h-99, l-63 2 sections 28 pages minor injuries reported As trains collide Here by Bill Henderson staff writer seven minor injuries were reported Atter two Southern Railroad freight trains collided head on this morning behind Rolane factory outlet on fast Webb Avenue near the Gilmer Street crossing the 3 32 a m Accident occurred when a southbound train consisting of four engines and 50 cars and a northbound train with one engine and tour cars collided the second and third engines of the southbound train jumped the tracks in the collision extensive damage was also done to the other three engines involved in the collision. An investigation of the collision is be my conducted by Railroad investigators officials at the scene this morning refused to answer any questions about the Accident and referred All inquires to the company s Public relations office in Washington. D c injured in the collision were Larry b Adams. 31. Of China Grove the Driver of the southbound train. Alfonso c. Dickey or. Of Winston Salem j c. Freeman of Linwood j c sheaf of Salisbury Floyd c Smith of Winston Salem William s Britton of Salisbury and Troy h Doss of Sanford. According to Burlington police and Alamance county Hospital reports All were treated and released from the Hospital this morning when asked by a Burlington police officer what an unidentified Railroad employee replied just like in the movies As he clapped his hands together one Railroad official who would not give his name said a Derrick and another engine were to arrive from Spencer at mid morning to begin Clearing the tracks he said the engine would be used to pull the 50 freight cars away from scene before tackling the task of placing the derailed engines Hack on the tracks All trains scheduled to use the track will be held up a Down the line until the tracks Are cleared inspected and deeper recession seen Jose to nose two Southern railway engines sit nose to nose on the track near Gilmer Street Early today after they collided Headon there were some minor injuries to some of the Crew members two cars on one of the trains were derailed by the Impact. Investigation continues today. Salt opposition reported fading Washington api sen. Alan Cranston these nates no. 2 democratic Leader says opposition to the Salt ii treaty is fading and the pact will be ratified if the White House asks for More defense spending now and promises to seek deep arms cuts later Cranston said the debate Over the treaty is shifting away from the specific provisions of the pact because opponents have failed to win converts with their claim that Salt ii is fatally flawed he said the new focus on americans Overall defense posture results from warnings that the soviet Union is seeking nuclear superiority and from demands that defense spending be substantially increased to meet the threat the Way i see things falling together is a commitment that we will do what is necessary for our National defense combined with a very Strong statement instructing the u s Dele thursday Index across the state .2a by Graham. In lied.h3b in St funerals by i. 4a tin men by Boyd. By. 2-6b a. By 6-9a Gates to Salt Iii that their no. I business is to seek and achieve significant cuts a the California Democrat told a news conference Cranston commented As Gen Alexander Haig until recently the supreme Allied commander in Europe prepared to renew his Call for the Senate to place the treaty aside while it works to bolster americans strategic and conventional defences. Washington apr an internal Carter administration document predicts americans will face a deeper recession with higher unemployment next year than the White House has forecast publicly according to a source. The internal assessment says the jobless rate will hit 8 2 percent in the fall of 1980 meaning a total of 8 2 million americans could be out of work in june the unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent a source who asked not to be identified. Said wednesday night the projections Are contained in an internal document that probably was never intended to be made Public the predictions were prepared by a joint task Force that included senior staffers from the Treasury department and Council of economic advisers the source said. The internal forecast differs sharply from the Economy Outlook the Carter administration released july 12 at that time. The administration was projecting an unemployment rate next year of Only 6 9 percent the latest labor department figures for june show 5 6 million americans were out of work the internal projection Means an additional 2 6 million americans could be out of work next year the figures in the More pessimistic forecast closely parallel predictions being made by the Federal Reserve Board the Board chairman. G William Miller will soon move into the administration As Secretary of the Treasury it was expected that the internal document would increase pressure on president Carter to propose a tax Cut for 1980 to give the Economy a boost the internal document made the following predictions a economic output. A decline in the Gross National product of 14 percent this year rather than the Milder 0 5 percent dip in real terms the administration predicted july 12 also recovery will be weaker in 1980 than that forecast predicted. The administration said three weeks ago output would grow by 2 percent in 1980 while the internal document predicts a l l percent Rise. A unemployment the nations jobless rate will Rise in the remaining months of this year and hit 8 2 percent by the end of 1980 not the 6 9 percent forecast earlier repaired the Otticia said he indicated that the clean up operation would be completed this afternoon the times news Learned today that at least one Man aboard one of the trains told officials both trains were going 40 Miles an hour he reportedly stated that there was no was the other train could have been on the same track without the rail dispatcher knowing the tour men aboard one Tram considered jumping to safety hut did not there were tour men aboard one train an Engineer a conductor and two brakeman another Southern Railroad train was involved in an incident tuesday night when it ran Over a Man iving Between the tracks the Man identified As Willie Lance Barnes. 76. Of 523 Ireland St was not injured Barnes was reportedly lying in the Middle of the tracks on the Broad Street overpass about a Quarter of a mile from the scene of the head on collision when four engines and a caboose passed Over him Barnes did not require medical attention and was taken Home by Burlington police the train that passed Over Barnes was not involved in the collision this morning rationing chances slim Washington a democratic congressional leaders Are making one last bid to Rush a standby gasoline rationing Bill to president Carters desk but they claim their chances Are slim More Likely. Congress will begin its month Long recess at the close of business Friday without producing the rationing Bill Carter seeks the Senate was expected today to formally reject the rationing Bill the House passed late wednesday and thus set off the search for a Compromise version the House passed its Hill by a 263-159 vote but Laened it with so Many amendments Senate leaders immediately pronounced it unacceptable finding a Compromise that can be enacted before the recess would be very concluded rep John dinged a Mich. The main House sponsor of the rationing Bill however he said the attempt will be made. A it won t be he said House leaders had hoped to give the president at least this piece of his new Energy plan before beginning their recess Many of the amendments tacked on in the House did not concern rationing one would weaken the new Federal order requiring thermostats in nonresidential buildings to be set at an Energy saving 78 degrees others would set aside special reserves of tractor fuel for Farmers and heating Oil for Homes in cold weather regions a it looks like we re going to have an impasse said sen Henry m Jackson a was chairman of the Senate Energy committee he said the amendment exempting businesses from the 78-degree thermostat Law if they save an equivalent amount of Energy through other Means was especially objectionable to senators one the Senate would Quot absolutely not accept operators of Plant blamed for Accident Washington apr the three radiation Protection limits in connect mile Island nuclear Power Plant Acci on we it the Accident last March 28 Dent last March might have been near Harrisburg a prevented if Only the Plant operators had allowed safety equipment to function As planned the nuclear regulatory commission staff said today the arc office of inspection and enforcement in a report More than two inches thick said it was still investigating some 35 possible violations of Federal operating rules and but Victor stello or director of inspection and enforcement wrote in a summary of the report perhaps the most disturbing results it the investigation is confirmation of earlier conclusions that the three mile Island unit 2 Accident could have been prevented in spite of the inadequacies that investigators found Bagley is a elated following acquittal Richmond. A a a jubilant Smith Bagley heir to the r j. Reynolds Fortune rubbed tears from his eyes hut kept a Grin on his face As a Federal court jury acquitted him of Stock fraud charges the Washington socialite and Friend of president Carter was acquitted along with four co defendants Here w wednesday by a u s District court jury he told reporters a i am elated a and announced he would have a news conference at 2 p m. Today in Winston Salem n. Chis former Home and Headquarters of the Washington group a textile and food conglomerate he founded in 1972 Bagley 44. Hugged his three lawyers when the jury a verdict was announced after eight hours of deliberations Over two Days. Bagley and the other defendants were accused of conspiring to manipulate the Stock of the now bankrupt conglomerate by inflating its Price through inducing or coercing employees to buy the Stock the government contended Bagley and James r Gilley co founder of the conglomerate personally backed six figure Bank Loans for 86 too to 810.000-a-year employees so they could buy the Stock Begiev also had been charged with mis applying Bank funds As part of the conspiracy and of defrauding members of the pension fund of the conglomerate had he been convicted. Bagley could have been sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison and fined $28 too the outcome of the trial was not entirely unexpected for u s District court judge Robert r Merhige or on several occasions admonished govern ment attorneys that their efforts to prove their Case left a lot to be desired the government attorneys took to Days to elicit testimony from More than 40 witnesses and file volumes of documents to bolster their Case defense attorneys believing the government s Case was too weak to rebut called none of the 70 witnesses they had subpoenaed acquitted with Bagley amt Gilley were Dewey c Chappie or former vice president of the Weston Salem Branch of the Northwestern Bank stockbroker William Thomas and mrs Shirley Grubb Bagley former Secretary. All had been named with Bagley in the conspiracy indictment and All but mrs Grubb in at least one other count of the la count indictment returned earlier this year in Greensboro. N c in addition to the two counts alleging conspiracy each of which earned a possible 10-year prison term and 810.000 Fine Bagley was named in four other counts of the indictments Gilley and Thomas were named on the same six counts Chappie Vias charged on a separate count with making a false statement to obtain a 834.000 Bank loan which the government alleges he used to buy Washington group Stock the maximum penalty for conviction was two years in prison and a 85 too Fine mrs Grubb was charged Only in the first two conspiracy counts judge Merhige earlier this week Dis missed two counts charging Begiev Gilley and Chappie with manipulating funds of the Northwestern Bank and using them for inadequately secured Loans the judge also dismissed two other counts charging Begiev Gilley and Thomas with using the mails and Telephone to illegally inflate the Price of Washington group Stock within two years after Bagley and Gilley founded the Washington group it employed 6.000 people and had $100 million in sales Bagley sold his interest to Gilley in december 1975 and moved to Washington the next month Gilley then moved up to president Bagley grandson of the late r j Reynolds who founded the world s largest tobacco company has known president Carter since 1974 when Carter was governor of Georgia the president on four occasions has vacationed at Bagley s summer estate. Musgrove. On St Simon s Island off the Georgia coast Smith Bagley
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