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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - September 26, 1976, Decatur, AlabamaAlabama 42 a Auburn 38 Florida 34. N. Carolina 34 Georgia 20 Iowa 7vanderbilt 14 Tennessee 28 Mississippi 30 army 32 s. Carolina 12 Penn at. B congressmen suggest new reduction 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 panel agreed in a midyear economic report issued saturday 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 a would be destructive of the private sectors 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. Warence brow of Ohio urged enactment of Ford s proposed increase in personal exemptions from the present $750 to $1,000 per person. The gop went a step further in calling for tying to rates to the Cost of living. This a a indexing plan would keep a persons 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 weeks debate Between Ford and democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter. A steady Progress toward full employment should be an urgent goal of National policy Over the next four years a said the democrats. A taking people off unemployment compensation and putting them Back to work in productive jobs is the Best anti inflation strategy i know of a added Humphrey. T r Brown for the republicans blamed today s 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 a legislation that provides employment incentive subsidies coupled with required training Brown said sen. Jacob k javits of new York accused his Republican colleagues on the committee of displaying a a a profound Bias against governmental action in any form and contended As did the democrats that the nation can fight unemployment and inflation at the same time. See congressmen on Page a-6 the Decatur daily 65th year no. 213 Quot my country May she Ever a be right but right or wrong my Commodo Estep Mentec tue Decatur Alabama sunday morning september 26, 1976 90 pages a 30 cents two winners a pair of riders at the world racking horse Celebration at Southeastern horse Center cannot help but show Pride in their winning horses. At top Shirley Cato of Lanett sits on standing ovation the 1976 it world Champion 15.2 racking horse. Gerald Campbell of Cullman holds a ribbon awarded him for his horse. The Clown Man Reserve world Champion 15.� racking horse. Photo by Jack Greene hacking horse Celebration ends dozens of racking horse lovers Are packing their campers this morning and preparing to leave Southeastern horse Center after the world Champion was named late saturday night or Early this morning. Results of saturday afternoons Competition follow Lead line first places trouble mater rider and owner Stephanie Dickerson. J. G. Mullins of Roanoke a second Coco owner and rider Alyson Greenhill of Tuscumbia. Third. God s first prize. Under Melissa Tittle and owner Rocky Hill stables of Cuseta fourth Bullett rider Crystal Tittle and owner Paula Cato of Lanett. Fifth. Small wonder rider Lanie Jones and owner 4-j farms of Mcdonald. Tenn see racking on Page a-6 has transportation chief practice his preaching by Stephen m. Aug c 1976 Washington Star Washington for much of the year and a half he has been Secretary of transportation William t. Colemanjr. Has been crisscrossing the nation preaching Energy efficiency and an end to inflated Federal budgets. A we need a new conservation of Energy ethic a Coleman told a Philadelphia audience on april 29,1975. A we must think of a gallon of Gas not in terms of Miles of travel a but in terms of passenger Miles. Nevertheless despite Coleman a plea to save fuel and pack More people on transportation vehicles to increase the numbers of passengers travelling per gallon of full department of transportation records show Coleman made that trip to Philadelphia a his Hometown a aboard a coast guard executive Jet eschewing the More Energy efficient commercial airlines. And last september he told participants at an american automobile association convention a again in Philadelphia that people who drive to work ought to join five person carpools to get More passenger Miles per gallon. Again Coleman arrived in Philadelphia aboard a coast guard executive Jet. And last nov. 12 in Dallas Coleman railed against the insidious lawyer of a runaway Federal budget he Rode an Faa aircraft on that trip at a Cost of anywhere from $435 to $920 an hour for the three hour journey rather than Trust to one of the 30 or so commercial flights which could have Cost As Little As $112 each Way. Department of transportation records show in fact that a Good Deal of Coleman s transportation has been aboard a coast guard executive Jet which costs the government about $648 an hour to operate or on a Federal aviation administration plane at a Cost ranging from $332 per flight hour to $920, depending on the Type of plane used. Although the records Are not completely Clear on the Type of plane used on each trip figuring that Coleman spent about 174 hours aboard such aircraft and using a $400-per-hour average Cost the Secretary a travels on government executive jets have Cost about $69,600. Although the Dot records show that a number of Coleman a flights have been Over Long distances a and might be justified on the grounds that commercial transportation is too time consuming or not easily available a 14 flights were made on private government jets Between Washington and his Hometown of Philadelphia and 11 Between Washington and new York. The Cost of these flights was about $5,944 had Coleman flown on Allegheny see has on Page a-6 Nkomo Back in Rhodesia As Leader Salisbury Rhodesia a Black Leader Joshua Nkomo considered a possible prime minister after Rhodesia a White rulers turn Power Over to the Black majority returned Home saturday to take part in talks on an interim biracial government. Analysis on Page c-3 Nkomo is head of a main faction of the divided african National Council. He arrived in Salisbury just hours after prime minister Ian Smith announced Rhodesia a 278,000 Whites would yield to International pressure and turn the country Over to its 6.4 million Blacks. Although . Secretary of state Henry. A. Kissinger a diplomatic Campaign is credited for Smiths capitulation Nkomo told a news conference on his arrival that further american involvement in Redesia should be limited. A i made it perfectly Clear that they american efforts have a function during recent talks with Kissinger in Zambia Nkomo said. A that function starts somewhere and ends somewhere. From there on it is the people of this country who must through their leaders work out the future shape of the african National Council is a Coli to Oirolf Black nationalist rhodesian groups formed in 1974 with the help of the presidents of the neighbouring a front line Black african states a Kenneth Luanda of Zambia Samora Machel of Mozambique Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and sir Sere tse Khama of Botswana. The four Blade leaders were meeting saturday in Lusaka Zambia to discuss the plan and Nkomo said he would be meeting with them a sooner than you their attitude will be crucial to the Success of the move toward Black Rule. Nyerere is highly influential with Southern african Black nationalists and Kaunda is a main supporter of Nomos Sanc faction. Nkomo thought to have both soviet and american approval is considered a see Nkomo on Page a-6 John Caddell honoured by fraternity John a. Caddell president pro tempore of the University of Alabama Board of trustees was presented National and local awards from i Kappa Alpha fraternity at ceremonies saturday morning at the fraternity chapter House on the University a Tuscaloosa Campus. A. B. Clark a Birmingham att Mey and i Kappa Alpha alumnus presented Caddell with a 1976 outstanding alumnus award of Gamma Alpha chapter of Pika which was chartered at the capstone in 1924. . Sen. John Sparkman a founder of a the local Pika chapter was scheduled to make the presentation but could not leave Washington. Caddell was a member of Pika and chapter president while a student at a and was instrumental in the Campaign to construct Gamma Alpha s present chapter House which was completed and occupied in 1964. Richard f. Ogle Birmingham attorney and National president of Pika presented Caddell with the fraternity a distinguished service award an Honor bestowed on outstanding members by the groups National organization. Also participating in the awards ceremony was Uags acting chief executive officer or. Richard Thigpen. National award John Caddell Center Decatur president pro tempore of the University of Alabama Board of trustees has been named outstanding alumnus of the Alabama chapter master of ceremonies was Carl Hartan of Huntsville a Pika chapter officer and a of i Kappa Alpha. Making the award Are pikas James Clark left and Richard Ofie. A wire photo a a Quot member of the a student government associations student Senate. Kissinger Vorster squeeze forced Rhodesia to yield in today s daily Calendar. A living today Al classified. R-4 Martha Ann s editorials. A Valley. F-7 e Tain ment. B-5 obituaries. financial. Re sports. L a Horoscope. F-7 to log. B-4 Landers. F-9r on this Date in 1915, the u. S. Federal Trade commission was established. To place a want add dial 353-4612 of Athens a 232-1535 Quick weather Cloudy today through monday with a Chance of showers and thundershowers. Low tonight in the Low 60s, High today and monday near a c Harree of ran is 40 per cent today and tonight. Complete weather map River Page 2. It s a privilege to live in the Tennessee Valley by Arthur l. Cashon Washington apr a closely coordinated squeeze play by Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger and South africans John Vorster has emerged among the chief factors that forced Rhodesia a White leaders to yield Power to the Black majority. The Secretary of state and the South african prime minister also made deliberate use of several facts of life in a skillful exercise to bring about the surrender of the Independence Premier Ian Smiths regime defiantly claimed 11 years ago. These conditions according to . Officials who travelled with Kissinger on his 12-Day peace safari through sub saharan Africa included a the Ever escalating guerrilla Campaign mounted by Black rhodesian nationalists who have been armed by the russians and Are being trained by cuban instructors in neighbouring Mozambique. A the Ever present likelihood that 10,000 cuban fighting troops still in Angola could intervene if any White rhodesian counteroffensive made things too hot for the Zimbabwe rhodesian Peoples army known As Zipa. A a a the unanimous intelligence assessment by american British South a incan French and moderate Black african authorities that Smith without outside help could not break through the tightening ring of forces closing in on his landlocked country. This assessment was passed on to him by Vorster in the weeks and months preceding Kissinger a shuttle. The Promise of a big International Trust fund erf up to $2 billion to reconcile Black ambitions with White fears by the future of Rhodesia. Essentially it Aims to Avert a White exodus a state department official stressed saturday that in setting out to work with Vorster for a rhodesian settlement Kissinger made it amply Clear this in no Way. Would prejudice the american right to disavow and assail South africans racial policies. Kissinger has said publicly several times these policies Are unjust and unfair and should be changed. Nevertheless he has for the time being set aside any serious attempt to press Vorster to make major changes. One possible explanation is that Vorster May be planning this anyway so is using the time be has bought for himself by helping to stabilize the rhodesian situation an a news analysis the Kissinger Vorster squeeze play on Smith the Secretary himself indicated to reporters in London Friday could not have worked without British help. He stressed it also required the closest possible coordination with the presidents of those four nearby african states which have concerned themselves most with Rhodesia. See Kissinger on Page a-6 policeman in intensive care City policeman Stan Mccullouch was in the intensive care unit at Huntsville Hospital saturday night after being struck in the head with a bottle. Mccullouch who has been with the police department about a year received an injury while investigating a disturbance Call in an Alley off Penn Lane be near Magnolia a spokesman at the police department said. No arrests have been made in the attack which happened Between 8 . And 9 . Friday but the investigation is con see policeman on Page a-6 j russian flier asks Asylum Tehran Iran apr the Pilot of a soviet mail plane has flown his aircraft to Iran and requested Asylum in the United states the iranian government radio announced saturday. The Pilot flying a single engine Antinov-2, landed thursday in the Azerbaijan Region in Northern Iran bordering the soviet Border the radio said. The Pilot identified As it. Valentin Ivanovich Zach Iov put the plane Down on a gravel Road and called loudly to approaching officials a Asylum Asylum a Lum a the Tehran evening newspaper Kay Han reported. It said the Pilot identified himself As a soviet army lieutenant and turned Over a service pistol to officials who met him. He also offered them cigarettes and Candy which they turned Down since they were observing the moslem fast of Ramadan the paper said. The . Embassy said it had received no official word from the iranian government about the Many a request for political Asylum in the United states the soviet embassy confirmed that a Pilot had defected but gave no details. The soviet plane landed near the town of Char 63 Miles South of the soviet Border official sources said. Travellers from the area quoted the Pilot As saying he wanted to spend the rest of his life in die West a to describe to the world How the soviet dissidents Are see russian on Page a-6 spec Cal buys on Magna Vox Coop . S and stereo s now at Robinson s Furnita a re downtown 2nd ave. Adv 17-year High reached of . Families entering poverty Washington a More americans Slid into poverty last year than my time in the 17 years the government Las been keeping track the census Bureau a Aid saturday. The Bureau blamed the 2.omillion increase in poverty stricken people on the ship saw effect of High inflation in the midst of recession together with widespread exhaustion of unemployment benefits last year. Despite an $818 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 Vears in 1975. The census Bureau said the drop worked out to 2.6 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 1,3 million. The census Bureau said 25.9 Mil lion persons lived in families that were below the government defined poverty level of $5,500 for a nonfarm family of four the poverty level was up. Due to inflation from $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 $3,410. The 1975 figure represented 12 per cent or out of every eight persons. That a up from 11.6 per cent the year before and was the highest since the 12.6 per cent in 1970. Tits Post by income is set by computing the Cist ota Basic nutritionally adequate diet and that by three based on the government finding that poor people Send on third of their income on food the 1975 level works out to $106 per week. By comparison the average wage of factory a voters in mid-1975 was $163 per r 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 year was $206 per month. The new figures appeared destined to provide More fuel for the presidential election contest. Democrat Jimmy Carter has made president Fords handling of the Economy a key Issue for attack and both candidates have offered 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 a moderate at $35,000. Carter has avoided setting a firm limit although his mention of the median or mean family income As the dividing line Between higher and lower income families prompted the republicans to accuse him of mapping a tax increase for half of All families. After mentioning mean or median income Carter then said he did not know what breakpoints he would use for shifting the tax Burden median income is the level at which half of the nations 56.2 million families had smaller incomes and the other half had larger incomes. The mean is total family income divided by the number of families mean income was $15,546 last year. A Quot a a a a syrup cooking. Gene Hamilton squints through the steam boiling up from a pan full of sugar Cane juice that so going Down to syrup. Hamilton s father Ludie owns the syrup Mill that operates near Hillsboro see store on Page a-2. Daily photo

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