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Burlington Daily Times News (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Burlington, North Carolina
Waters Low around state by associated press severe water shortages caused by extended drought conditions Are forcing several North Carolina communities include Chapel Hill Carrboro Southern Pines and Davidson to Clamp Down on water usage. Chapel villains probably will face emergency restrictions on water use this week according to mayor James c. Wallace. University Lake which supplies the Chapel Hill Carrboro area has been at critical stages a As much As 40 inches below its Normal 349 feet above sea level. Wallace has asked Durham to Supply the town with water to help meet the emergency but Durham mayor Wade l Cavin has suggested that Chapel Hill and Carrboro take some conservation measures before asking for help. A Titi probably Issue a declaration of emergency and a proclamation proscribing certain uses of water Early this Wallace said. A a we re seeking to give Durham an Assurance that we re going to do our part to weather Chance of rain 30% highs Low 90s lows Low 70s winds e 3-13 mph the daily times news City final 89th year no. 353 Burlington n.c., monday july la 1977 15 Cen a 2 sections 18 pages Carter vexed by soviets eavesdropping six per cent limit Auto insurance hike coming Raleigh apr As a result of action taken by the 1977 legislature your Auto insurance premiums Are Likely to be higher. Actions of the 1977 session also Are Likely to affect you if you inherit Money from a deceased spouse if you Are Over 65 or disabled if you rent your House or apartment if you use credit cards or if you Are figuring on improving your Home insulation or plan to install a solar heating device. A new Law enacted by the general Assembly which is effective sept. I will permit insurance companies to put rate increases into effect without the Advance approval of insurance commissioner John Ingram. The commissioner can reject an increase after hearing but it will stay in effect subject to refund if the company appeals to the courts. In the Case of automobile insurance the legislature limited the increase to 6 per cent this year and another 6 per cent next year so if you Are now paying $250 a year for your Auto insurance it could go to $265 after sept i and even higher a year later the general Assembly did not set any ceilings on increases for other types of insurance such As homeowners workmen a compensation or commercial policies. Whether these rates will go up after sept. I is anybody a guess. But Lamar Gunter of the North Carolina insurance news service an Agency supported by the insurance Industry predicted that Quot there will be decreases As Well As he cautioned motorists that if their collision and comprehensive insurance increases More than 6 per cent it wont be a result of the new Law but it will be a result of a 29.8 per cent rate increase the Industry won last Spring after they took Ingram to court. One change in the Law made by the 1977 legislature will Benefit the handicapped and those Over 65 whose income is less than $9,-000 a year. The lawmakers increased the property tax exemption of these people from $5,000 to $7,500 a you local tax rate is $1 per $100. This change would be Worth $25 to you. For those who inherit Money from a spouse the legislature increased the exemption from $10,000 to $20,000 this could mean a saving of up to $300. A Homeowner who installs solar heating equipment can get a tax credit of up to $1,000, and those who put in storm windows and doors and improve their Home insulation can get a tax credit of up to 25 per cent of the Cost. If you rent your House or apartment actions taken by the 1977 legislature could affect you. One new Law requires a landlord to keep Security deposits in a separate Bank account or else put up Bond. This is to ensure you get the refund to which you Are entitled even if the landlord goes broke. A new landlord tenant Law requires the landlord to keep his rental units in Good repair while it requires the tenant to pay his rent and keep his quarters clean. The new Law dealing with credit cards allows Banks to increase from 4 to 6 per cent the maximum they charge merchants for collecting their accounts. This will enable the Banks to extend credit card usage to Many smaller stores whose business would not have been profitable under the 4 per cent maximum. The new Law also allows Banks to charge credit card users on their average daily balance instead of the previous monthly balance the average daily balance would be higher in Many cases. President Carter developing plans Hijack hostages released Helsinki Finland apr two hijackers who seized a soviet jetliner on a Domestic flight released 49 of their hostages in Helsinki today and then were reported to have taken off in a Light plane. The hijackers seized an Aeroflot Jet with 79 passengers and Crew aboard sunday evening and demanded that they be flown to Stockholm. But the plane landed in Helsinki apparently because it had insufficient fuel. Airport police in Stockholm said the hijackers left Helsinki aboard a Cessna but their destination was not immediately known. Finnish authorities would not confirm the report. The report gave no indication whether the hijackers took any hostages on the Small plane. Security at the Stockholm International Airport was tight because Oil ministers were arriving for a meeting of the organization of Petroleum exporting countries. Sweden had earlier said it would not let the hijackers into the country. Finnish officials said the pair then demanded to be flown to a some other country and threatened to blow up the plane unless it was refuelled. An earlier Hijack drama in the Mideast ended sunday when six palestinians who commandeered a kuwaiti Airliner Friday surrendered at Damascus Syria and released the last of their hostages unharmed. The hijackers of the soviet plane released seven crewmen sunday and 42 women and children this morning but they kept 30 hostages aboard while a intensive negotiations a continued a government spokesman said. Wet Landing two balloonist sit in their Rig in the Middle of the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie ., saturday after a premature and wet Landing. Pilot Peter Rooney of Modena ., told police after he was towed ashore that wind currents forced him Down. Washington it apr president Carter concerned about soviet eavesdropping on Telephone Calls in the United states will soon he Given several proposals to preserve the secrecy of classified communications the president is expected to decide by the end of the summer How to protect such Calls one source said sunday. The problem stems from the relative ease with which the soviet Union is reportedly listening in electronically from properties it owns in Washington and elsewhere in the United states on Telephone Calls transmitted through the air by microwave the Advent of advanced computers has simplified the process considerably because the equipment can quickly sort through the various Calls selecting particular information. A it is a problem and we re trying to figure out what to do about one White House official said. A but when you Start to talk about it you Tell the other people How much you know about what they Are doing a a Lormer government official asked about the study now being done for the president by a government task Force said Only that it involved classified material and was a not something we should talk about on the sen Daniel Patrick Moynihan dny., concerned about the same problem said the Carter administration should demand that the russians Stop the eavesdropping. He said the russians Are violating the rights of american citizens on . Soil. # # the summer Sun and Atlantic olt Liq Ocean form a sparkling background As these youngsters new demo chief eyes grass roots strength wait for a bite while fishing from a narrow pier on Long Island near Southampton Recently. By Fred Meade staff writer delivering Alamance county to the democratic party a nominee in the 1978 race for Jesse Helms . Senate seat will be one of Sammy k Mosery a primary jobs during the next two years. Making sure Alamance county does t go to the republicans will require neutrality since there Are at least six announced democratic contenders in the party primary. A democratic party Victory in the county will also require fund raising abilities since the primary race will be expected to exhaust much of the party nominees financial resources. And As Moser Points out Helms Campaign fund already amounts to More than $1 million. Diplomacy will also be Paramount in the coming months Moser says since a chairman believes he will be Able to guide the party to a Victory in the november 1978, election by concentrating his efforts on the grass roots level. Moser 37, Defeated two Veteran Alamance county democratic party Campaign organizers a Edward m. Hicklin and Fred Bowman a in a hotly contested race for the party a leadership. A it s on the grass roots level a in the precincts a where elections Are won a Moser said. A precinct chairmen play an important part in motivating people to get out the vote and in informing people in the precinct about party policies and positions and about the candidates Quot he said. Moser intends to work closely with the precinct chairman in the county to improve communication and to develop leadership and party Alamance profile state executive committees will make them feel important to the party and essential to Good government he said. A former registered Republican Moser was converted to the democratic party about two years ago. Since his conversion he has been a staunch supporter and Campaign worker for president Jimmy Carter when he was stumping the county As a Jimmy who Quot and a supporter of gov. Jim Hunt s successful gubernatorial bid a people do things when they Are Young Quot he said concerning his former Republican affiliation a when they done to realize what they Are Quot tagging along with Pat his wife mrs. Pat Moser gave me a Chance to take a close look at the democratic party Quot he said. Mrs. Moser is a past president of the Alamance county Young democrats club and a former member of sixth dist. Rep l. Richardson Preyer s staff. A most republicans Are monday july la 1977 across the state.3a comics .8a entertainment .9a inside today can nazi secrets Aid Energy plans 2a doctors Cut off medicare patients 3a fruit vegetables still plentiful 10a Morley takes Quad cities open 2b weather i of women s area deaths a John j. Shilton Bahadur mrs. Ida Mae permenter Braf Ford John Freeman Carroll mrs. Urma Smith Christopher Willie Mccoy Bill Graves Ernest Woodrow Hodge Marvin e. Matney mrs. Ruth Pace Nye William Joshua Shupe Thomas Vickers Tinnin. See Page 7a. Tonight tomorrow organization at the lowest possible level a where he believes elections Are really won. Communications and precinct organization Are especially important to Moser in the aftermath of the watergate investigations. Quot watergate made people feel unimportant because they saw and Felt that they could be treated any Way Moser said a a improving communications Between the people at the grass roots level and the county and people with a lot of Money Moser said. A and i was a hard working Man. And the democratic party was More in line with my Quot a lot of democrats put republicans in Moser said a by sitting Back and criticizing rather than getting involved and doing something a a the More communication the democratic party has with registered democrats in the county the less Chance there will be of the democrats electing a Republican candidate a he said. Sammy Moer
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