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Cumberland Times (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Cumberland, Maryland Inflation reducing purchasing Power of americans 4tltilpriees Nan hat before the that his associated press writer 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 1976 when consumer prices advanced 48percent inflation pushed con Sumer prices up 32 per cent in the first four months of the year and the Carter administration recently raised its inflation forecast for All of 1977 from 53 per cent to 6v 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 in the inflation rate after midyear especially in food prices which have risen 5 per cent in the first four months nonetheless there Are signs of concern president Carter told a news conference Llu Irskay that his main concern at Dow Jones Industrial this Point on the economic average for stocks below scene is the rate of inflation 900 to 838 for the first time since Jan 7 1976 on Friday several major Banks raised their prime lending rate for Loans from to per cent the second increase in a week be since higher interest rates can discourage economic although Carter has previously said inflation and unemployment could he battled simultaneously his latest statement appeared to move him a be scr closer to the position of nation was Public enemy no l there arc a lol of reasons Why Carter ant his advisers worry atut the Receil High rat of inflation for one thing rising prices mean Consumers May have to Cut Back on expenditures there were signs that this started in april sales failed to i he first Lime in months the real purchasing Power of workers paychecks declined in april for the fourth time in five months and was one tenth of 1 per cent below what it was a year earlier that was after adding in increased pay family of four the losses to inflation should More than offset hat Kvin if inflation holds to the g7 per cent forecast by the administration it still Means a person with income would lose in purchasing Power because Ere Iwler because s May have while the tax cuts signed of higher priced beat and l when retail into Law by Carter last week thai person already had lost increase for will reduce taxes by about in purchasing Power by a year for the average Tho int Nulty Iii Iny Mill Entill nixed warm Tai Lay hug lit Mound 90 i Only Cloudy Lonigan much cooler to Ninny Chance of ruin 20 Perez Flimlin Lofs service up in purchasing Power by the Encl of april seven sections City Auka iat St scouts can Kaki social events comics family Shioi inc sunbathers hit beaches Cumberland Maryland sunday May 29 1977 published very sunday by time t Al if Gunian co Ball i Mort is Cumberland my 2isb Price 25 Cento by United press International beaches opened to Bright summery skies in the Northern and Southwest part of the nation saturday while the memorial Day Holiday weekend got off Toa wet Startin West Central and Southeast portions Chicago basking in its 10th May Day Over 90 degrees hit a record 93 and the Mercury hit a record 85 in Bing Hairlon 92 at grand rapids Mich and a record tying i at Bradley Conn in Chicago soda pop guzzlers rushed to area supermarkets to Stock up on favorite carbonated brews in the Wake a strike Friday by 1200 teamsters Union delivery truck Drivers and helpers Many store owners said they were Short on supplies but urged patrons to avoid panic buying or hoarding at the Atlantic Ocean resort of Virginia Bay is hotels and motels were reported filled As Sun bathers flocked to the beaches in weather 26 degrees at Houlton Maine Redmond Ore and West Yellowstone Mont while Butte Mont shivered under 28 degree skies and Dillon Mont dropped to a frosty 27 showers and thunderstorms soaked the Central half of the Valley to the Central Rockies and por Lions of the Southeast from the Eastern half of the Gulf of Mexico coast to the Carolinas widely scattered showers spotted new England and spanned the Northern Rockies to the Pacific Northwest two thirds Inch of rain fell at Cross City Fla nearly a half Inch at Cape Hatteras no Pensacola Fla and Monet to with More than on third Inch at it Rucker Ala and Tulsa okla Hail thes Zepf Golf balls pounded Southwest Missouri at Seneca and Neosho terrorists watched a Tornado watch was posted Over most of Eastern v Oklahoma and a portion of perfect Wester Arkansas through much of the Day a funnel the saturday with the dutch sex to pressure Indonesia into for Early morning temperatures clipped to a Low of Cloud was spotted near Ava Dawyot former president describes Faith Hamilton mass up former president Gerald Ford saturday said he sought gods help several times during his Days in the White House and that his relationship with god became stronger during his wife struggle with cancer Ford speaking Al commencement ceremonies at the Gordo Conwell police bullets Killman Detroit an estranged husband kicked in the door of an Easl Side residence saturday and held seven hostages for More than three hours then was shot to death by police following a High Speed freeway Chase the hostages including five children were unharmed their names were not disclosed immediately police tentatively identified the gunman As Ernest Taylor of Chicago neighbors said Taylor was the estranged husband of one of the hostages he came to Detroit to bring his wife and children Home to Chicago the said some released earlier by in terrorists May have meningitis police and troops surrounding the two locations threatened to attack if the terrorists harmed any of the hostages still held after nearly a week Justice ministry official Toos Faber said despite the warnings the South moluccas who seized the train and school last monday showed no sign of relenting in demands for the release of comrades jailed for terrorism and a plane to traffic deaths mount some to Ohms Wile Chicago a Wilh i remember Well when in the memorial Day weekend september oh974 my wife we under was traffic Betty had her Battle with accents taking their cancer those were the Days we came to a deeper understanding about our relationship with ourselves and Jesus school doctors said Homeland which was once a he said further less were r Seminary fro which his son Michael graduated saturday said leaving the House was not the end of the world for him my presidency led to a great Reliance on god Foresaid with the conviction that god works his own Way on our lives you can see leaving the while House is not the end of the world Ford said in his 15 minute address in which he steered away from politics mrs Ford did not accompany the former president Fords voice cracked with emotion As he spoke about his wife fire kills 40 persons bulletin Southgate by a toll As vacationers took to the Highway for the first Long summer Holiday by 9 pm Edt saturday 97 persons had died in traffic crashes the National safety Council has estimated that 400 to 500 persons will lose their lives on the nations roads Over the three Day weekend the traffic fatality count j nil Loci list inc my Tuxill a raging fire at a night began at i pm Friday and club killed at least 40 per ends at Midnight monday sons saturday night afire official said sput Gale fire chief Dick Riesenberg who gave the death loll said More per sons were trapped inside the building across the River from Cincinnati Over the i reeday memorial Day weekend last year 442 persons were killed in traffic accidents the highest toll for a memorial Day was 629 deals in the 1968 fou Day Observance or Gol Liebe Nellick chief paediatrician at a local Hospital said examinations of the 105 children released woman regains sight Philadelphia Topi mrs Anita Josefowicz saw her husband of 19 years for the first time saturday thanks to a tiny Telescope implanted in her right eve for 29 years mrs Josefowicz 48 of Nan Lucoke a has been Able to distinguish Only vague shapes and shadows but a three hour surgical operation by or Juan Arentsen wednesday gave her 2020 vision in one Eye and the ability to read the finest print and to distinguish colors i want a bit disappointed she said of her husbands appearance when she first saw him a Fly husbands a Little Bil grayer than i expected him to be Blithe All right mrs Josefowicz husband Edward 52 a plumber for a cons Duclion firm saturday visited her at wills Eye Hospital Here along with her son Randall 26 and other relatives no paper monday because of the memorial Day Holiday the evening times will not be published tomorrow Washington a thei final round of formal talks Between Hie worlds economic haves and have not opens monday in Paris with Lac industrialized Rich offering he underdeveloped poor some Aid bul mostly promises Secretary of state Cyrus r Vance is going to Paris to inc Over the american delegation Al the final session of he 27nalion conference on International economic cooperation Vance will present proposals worked out with other Rich nations aimed at ending the 18month con Ference commonly called the North South dialogue on a positive and conciliatory no i e us officials say that to accomplish this the poor countries will be offered special economic Aid and some pledges continue the Effort to close the economic Gap in Exchange the underdeveloped nations Are expected to drop what the United states sees As unacceptable demands and to avoid emotional Public criticism of the Rich nations no one in the industrialized world claims these proposals will end the frustrations and Billenness of Ibe poor countries or seriously close the economic Gap Between the iwo spheres but the poor countries Are expected to accept the approach by the Rich because the dialogue will continue and promises Are Washington up rebel forces in Zaire have thereat est killed or Glen j r discussion at Paris commodities resource and development Aid in Vance prepares economic plans Ler National debts Energy the following Way capital investment and commod Liis stabilize t i a new commodity prices including Copper Coffee worked out at an economic rubber sugar Antl tin this Summit meeting in London involves creating Buffer or earlier tins month the in surplus stocks to keep the Uustal in tinny Nill r do serialized nations will approach these six areas in Market Supply steady when production Falls Short Stirnes fatal inflammation of the membrane Aroun uhe Iran Hague to confirm the Nellick said the children set free after about half contracted a stomach Bug May have come Down with fhe highly contagious disease because of poor Hygiene during their Captivity rebels murder doctor Union head blasts plan Pittsburgh Lupe report of a postal Robert l while president slut the report of the 95000member recommended dropping National Alliance of postal saturday mail service and Federal employees said White blamed saturday he would urge deteriorating mail service delegates to the unions will Lac reduction of postal convention to reject he idea employees of five Day mail service White also said he would ask delegates to support legislation that would restore government subsidies to the u s postal service Bolh resolutions Are expected to reach the floor of the convention tonight or sunday were completely opposed to reducing mail service said while in fact were opposed to the from 750000 to 550000 since 1970 the postmaster general has stated he intends to get it below 500000 White said the waytnin8s Are sail he favored legislation sponsored by rep Charles 11 Wilson d Calif which would Aniene the postal reorganization act of 1970 the Bill would lift the requirement that Tho postal service work on a breakeven basis Congress drafts youth Job plans Washington up javits Rny introduced a Congress s entering the broader Bill including final and critical stage of drafting a youth Eschtruth a in Elhodiri missionary from Michigan the state department said saturday a stale department official said the department was informed of the death by Eschtruth fellow missionaries we Are sorry to report thai according to missionary sources or Esob Rulh was killed by rebels in Zaire sometime in mid april the official said we do not know the exact circumstances of his death Eschtruth head of the United methodist Mission Hospital in Katanga earlier had been reported kidnapped by re realing rebel forces in Southern 7a ire the official said a report that he was killed was received in Washington saturday and was based on information from seven missionaries including Teschl rules wife Una who were evacuated from Katanga Friday Carter friends fishing St Simons Island a a president Carter and three friends one of them Atlanta attorney Charles Kirbo spent saturday on uninhabited blackboard Island off the Georgia coast and fished in rowboats for Bass and Bream Carter Kirbo attorney Jim Bishop and Eye doctor Carllon Hicks put the rowboats on North Pond a fresh water Lake on the Island 18 Miles East of the Georgia coast Carter friends from nearby Brunswick a a youth employment Hill the one major Job program in is designing from scratch this year All he others Public service and Public works jobs and anti recession Aid to local governments have involved extending expanding or tinkering with existing programs How Congress designed a youth program tells much about the legislative process it began with a horse race during the first weeks after the nth Congress convened in january a half dozen competing youth employment Bills were introduced among these sen Henry Jackson and rep Lloyd Meeds democrats from Washington proposed hiring youngsters for out door conservation work in National Parks and forests Sens Jennings ran Dolph diva and Robert Stafford Rvl proposed work in Community projects Sens Hubert Humphrey and Jacob outdoor conservation work Community projects training and Job placement in private Enterprise work experience in school and an expanded Job corps for disadvantaged youths sen Pete Domenici in Iuca and other republicans introduced another Broad proposal allowing localities to design their own programs the Randolph Stafford proposal was in the Best parliamentary position since they shrewdly attached it to a Public works Job Bill for which Senate leaders planned Quick floor action in february javits and Domenici warned the Senate the Bill reaching the floor first would pass and might gobble up All the Sis billion budgeted for a youth program numbers game Baltimore a the winning number drawn saturday n Maryland numbers game daily lottery was 387 Percy Minn and Jacob Yaj californians face possible blackouts due to drought by John c Eagan it the t by John c Eagan associated press writer san Francisco a nine million Calif or Nivans Are facing the Prospect of mandatory blackouts of electrical Power this summer because of a Lack of water for hydroelectric plants could be grim said Don j Baxter of the giant Pacific Gas electric co which is mapping plans for possible blackouts in the 47 counties it serves in Northern and Central California we might Well get through the summer without any trouble but we know for sure that its going to be close Baxter added the crisis is the worst since 1948 when a caused shortage of Power Plant equipment triggered widespread mandatory conservation but no Black outs the mandatory blackouts would be he first in californian history they will become a reality Only if emergency conservation As shutting Down All Home air conditioners fails to reduce Peak Power use enough if it happens the agony would be spread around As much As possible said Laurence Mcdonald Public information manager normally gets 32 per cent of its summer electricity from hydroelectric Power available from Mountain Rivers this summer the Utility expects to Muster Only about 13 per cent because of the worst drought in California history a similar drought problem in the Pacific Northwest Means May not be Able to borrow Power from that Region As it has in other Summers the los Angeles and san Diego areas Arent expected Tobe affected because they depend far less on hydroelectric Power Mcdonald said in planning for possible rolling blackouts has divided the Region into 20 circuit areas each representing about 5 per cent of the total electrical Load to Cut Back 5 per cent on electrical consumption in an emergency one circuit area would be blacked out to Cut Back 10 per cent two areas would be blacked out and so on Power in any area would be Cut for two of four hours and then rotated to another circuit the Only places exempt from blackouts would be downtown san Francisco and Oakland Baxter said the transmission and local distribution lines Are so interconnected in those areas that Power could not be shut off without blacking out a much wider area the blackout plan also covers the Sacramento municipal utilities District because its execs lines Are inter lied with elec Cal facilities and individuals needing constant elec Noty such As hospitals and police stains Are being urged to have a standby gasoline powered electrical Generator available so they can make contingency plans Baxter added 1s someone to direct traffic when signal lights fail and arranging for auxiliary pumps to be installed where needed to keep water and sewer systems operating

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