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DuBois Courier Express (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, DuBois, Pennsylvania The weather mostly Cloudy tonight Low 18-22. Continued mostly Cloudy and a Little warmer wednesday. High in the mid to upper 30s. Vol. 103 a no. 303 Fite courier express the courier express. Dubois a. 15801 serving Clearfield Jefferson and Elk county area tuesday. December 21,1982 24 pages extended forecast Chance of rain or Snow thursday Low in the 20s, highs 30-35. Fair Friday Low in the 20s, highs in the 30s. Chance of rain or Snow Christmas Day lows 25 32, highs 32 42. 25 cent by Ira r. Allen Washington up the lame Duck 97th Congress which worked until the Early morning passing legislation to keep the government running and to raise gasoline taxes a Nickel finally appears ready to adjourn. The Senate Early today voted 56-34 to Send the Gas tax Bill with its jobs creating Highway construction program Back to the House for negotiations on a final version to give president Reagan. The Bill Long delayed in the Senate by a Hardy filibuster by four gop conservatives would then Bounce Back to the Senate for final congressional approval where it could be delayed again. But one filibustered sen. Gordon Humphrey r-n.h., said today he would no longer Block action. The House and Senate on monday after five Days of frantic nearly nonstop legislating gave Reagan the Money measure needed to pay for the operation of most government agencies. The White House said Early today that Reagan will sign it despite Congress refusal to include nearly $1 billion of production funds for the missile. White House spokesman Anson Franklin said the Bill was expected to reach Reagan a desk sometime Early today a and we be been advised the president will sign the final contentious 24 hours of the session produced angry charges from democrats that deals were being made a one by Reagan to withhold his approval of the Money Bill until the gasoline tax was passed. Then democrats charged that filibuster Leader sen. Jesse Helms . Was being rewarded for a a obstinacy by getting Senate leadership approval to bring up a farm Bill he considered crucial. Hopes to adjourn at the end of mondays session were dashed by the last gasp filibuster tactics including Tim consuming Roll Call votes on procedural measures requested by four conservative republicans opposed to the gasoline tax increase. But Helms Cut his filibuster Short please turn to Page la col. I finally Over. Senator William Roth a Del Heads to his office Early today with pillows and blankets under his after the Senate finally broke a determined filibuster during a Post Midnight session to pass a gasoline tax increase 56-34. Up up Nosy police find stolen radiation truck Punxsutawney a truck stolen in Monroeville and containing radioactive material was recovered yesterday at i p. In. By Punxsutawney state police. The Case containing the radioactive material is missing from the truck. Police found the truck at i a. In. Yesterday on route 622, two tenths of a mile North of route 210 in North Mahoning twp., Indiana county. The truck is a 1979 Ford f-150 custom pickup truck. It is Brown with a White camper top and was stolen Between december 13 and 14. The yellow fibreglass Case in the bed of the truck contained an instrument that utilizes radioactive material. The Case is 18 inches by 2 feet by 3 feet Long. Police believe the Case was either stolen or disposed of by the actors. The Case is marked with radioactive warning signals in red and White letters indicating radioactive materials inside. If the Case is opened or damaged the instrument May pose a threat to anyone handling it. Anyone finding the Case or knowing anything about the truck being in that area is asked to Contact Punxsutawney state police at 938-6060. In the courier express strategy preparing for tax time today a business Page offers some year end tax strategies. Page 5. Christmas a up photo feature today gives and idea of what a Christmas 21. Offence a that s what san Diego and Cincinnati displayed in last nights nil game with the chargers winning 50-34 to Knock the bengals out of a tie for first place. This and More sports. Pages 13-14. Ann Landers. 7 bridge.3 business.5 classified. 22-23 chronology. 3 comics.16 or. Lamb.14 hospitals.7 lifestyles.6-7 opinion.4 Polly a pointers.9 sports.13-14 tween 12 amp 20.13daily lottery�?775 obituaries Guido Margaret m., Penfield. Kennis Mary Box 15, Sykesville. Matatall h. Dennis Harrisburg. Myers h. J., Dubois re 3. Stauffer Thomas , Esther Texas. Complete obituaries Page 11 viewpoint tonight viewpoint lines will be open for our readers comments tonight. In Dubois phone 371-5333 and in Brookville Call 849-1985. The first Day of Winter at Camp Mountain run looked like this morning As courier express photographer Brian Brubaker visited the serenity of the nearby boy scout camping facilities in the Sabula Penfield area. This is officially the first Day of Winter. According to the official measurement at the sewage disposal Plant in Dubois nearly five inches of Snow has fallen since sunday. It looks As though it will be a White Christmas this weekend and Santa will be Able to arrive by Sleigh. Commissioners award meal contract by Betty Hamilton Clearfield with com Mission Mark Vrahas absent the other two members of the Board of Clearfield county commissioners yesterday awarded Servo mation inc. The contract for serving meals at the Clearfield county prison during the coming year. Servo mation with the Low bid of $1.56 per meal and an annual Cost of $163,080, had been recommended by the prison Board but the commissioners who award the contract were divided. Commissioner Vrahas had claimed specifications for the contract had not been precise enough and also that the commissioners could exert greater control Over the Only other bidder Community action of Central Pennsylvania. Community actions bid was for $1.75 a meal and an annual Cost of $183,750. Vrahas refused at last weeks commissioners meeting to introduce a motion awarding the contract to Servo mation and since he and chairman Richard Lininger were the Only commissioners attending. No action could be taken. At yesterday s session the contract was awarded to Servo mation without discussion on a mation by commissioner Kenneth Bundy and seconded by Lininger. The commissioners also reviewed the county a contract for computer services and appointed two new members to the advisory Board of the children amp youth services. The computer service contract is essentially the same As this years according to chairman Lininger. It provides for Kimball computer consultants to furnish the elections office the tax assessment office and consumer prices Rise slowly by Denis g. Gulino Washington up con Sumer prices Rose just 0.1 percent in november in a Strong indication that 1982�?Ts inflation rate will be under 5 percent the lowest since at least 1976, the labor department said today. Through november the years inflation rate was Only 4.5 percent. Housing and clothing prices dropped in november entertainment stayed at october a level and food prices increased by 0.1 percent the department said. With no major Price surge in december a and one is not expected a the year could end with a rate under 1976�?Ts 4.8 percent and perhaps the lowest since 1972�?Ts 3.4 percent. Last years inflation rate was 8.9 percent. The reduced inflation rate this year has been a major economic Bright spot for the Reagan administration which saw unemployment climb to a Post great depression High of 10.8 percent in november. The labor department said last months Rise in inflation adjusted for routinely recurring seasonal Price patterns was the lowest since the Index actually declined in March. Before adjustment the Index was 293.6, which Means goods and services that Cost $100 in 1967 Cost $293.60 in november. Mortgage interest rate declines pulled Down the departments measurement of Home ownership costs by 0.2 percent although House prices went up slightly. The previous month the same housing component had been responsible for most of a 0.5 percent increase. Some housing Industry analysts consider the month to month fluctuations to be largely statistical Ola strike month old the strike by Union employees Over a contract proposal at the Rola Plant in Dubois has reached one months duration. The walkout and picketing began nov. 21. The latest proposal by the company was turned Down by a wide margin on sunday night. It was announced this morning by Plant manager Tom Lane that permanent hiring for replacement of striking employees will begin with advertisements to appear in the newspapers. There have been some incidents of harassment during the strike and police have been called to the scene to quell disturbances. Noise and say the underlying trend is a slowdown in House prices accompanied by a Sharp deceleration in interest rates. Later today the Commerce department was to offer an unofficial projection of the Gross National product and revise its figures on the third Quarter Gnu which at last report showed no growth. Christmas shoppers found that toys sporting goods Hobby products and other products categorized As entertainment items were cheaper in november balanced by increases in entertainment services to produce a Zero rate of change in the Overall Index component. The labor department said clothing prices dropped 0.2 percent last month with Price declines spread through the Industry. The 0.1 percent increase in food and beverage prices reflected grocery store prices that went Down offset by increases in the Cost of restaurant meals and alcoholic drinks. Pork prices were Down a Sharp 1.3 percent following increases earlier in the year with poultry fish and eggs also getting less expensive. Beef prices were up moderately. The Overall transportation Index was up Only 0.3 percent following october a increase of 0.6 percent. New car prices were Down 0.5 percent and there was a Large 3.4 percent drop in Auto financing charges especially on leftover 1982 models. The gasoline Price Index was up 0.3 percent reflecting a seasonal adjustment Factor that suggested actual declines in prices at the should have been steeper this time of year. Truck hits lines causes Power outage Falls Creek a raising dump truck bed hit pen elec s High tension wires at the Robert Cole trucking co. Near Falls Creek Early monday night causing a massive Power failure. The shorted High voltage lines doused the lights in the slab run area Dubois East Side Falls Creek and the red Mill Section served by Uniec according to a pen elec spokesman. Also affected was the glad Isle sector including the Dubois state police substation. Sandy township firemen were called at 6 28 As a precaution following the 6 20 . Mishap. Adrian Sandy Hose co. No. 3 stood by until state police arrived. There was no major damage and no injuries according to the pen elec spokesman. Firemen were out about 20 minutes. Assisting at the scene was Falls Creek police. The trucking firm is located along Falls Creek office closed Falls Creek the Falls Creek Borough office will be closed wednesday thursday and Friday of this week it was announced today by Borough officials. The office will re open at 9 . Monday dec. 27. Borough Secretary Pat Gundrum is Laking a mini vacation officials said in explaining the closing of the office. The Larke town Road outside of Falls Creek. The bed of the dump truck raised into the overhead lines As a the truck lit up like a Christmas tree a according to Falls Creek police chief Gene Gundrum. To cover the Power interruption pen elec workmen switched circuits to bring Power Back on. Falls Creek area was restored about 7 30 . And other areas came Back on at intervals thereafter said the pen elec supervisor. The failure lasted about an hour and a half he closing for holidays All schools but the first Baptist Academy will be closing tomorrow for the Christmas Holiday season. Dismissing school one hour Early on wednesday will be All Dubois area schools Jeff tech Dubois Central St. Catherines Brookville area schools and the gospel Center Academy. Brockway area schools and St. Marys area schools will begin vacation at the close of classes on wednesday. The first Baptist Academy will dismiss at noon on wednesday. Schools will remain closed until january 3 when classes will begin again. The tax claims Bureau with the services for an annual Cost of $154,000. This Cost is divided among the three departments in the county budget and does not appear As a single item Lininger explained. Lyle Richardson of Madera a retired supervisor for the Clearfield county Board of assistance and mrs. Patricia Bergey attendance officer in the Philipsburg Osceola Mills school District were appointed to the advisory Board of children amp youth services. Both had been recommended by the Board. However the question was raised by the commissioners concerning the eligibility of mrs. Bergey whose Home is in Centre county. Donald Mitchell jr., the Agency a administrator said he had checked the Board s by Laws and they require Only that a Board member be a a involved with Clearfield county commissioner Lininger said that on that basis the appointment is being made with the understanding that if it is Learned later that her residence makes her ineligible mrs. Bergey will be asked to resign. Among correspondence read was a letter from the Nort Central regional planning commission concerning a federally funded Job training program that will be operated by the state. The com missioners were asked for their comments and suggestions. Chairman Lininger announced that the courthouse will be closed Friday dec. 24, and Friday dec. 31, in Celebration of the Holiday season. The commissioners will meet at to . Monday dec. 27, to adopt the 1983 county budget which has been on display for two s Holiday meals in the spirit of the Holiday season Lenny Hameroff owner of Mcdonald san bounced today that the restaurant on Liberty Boulevard will be open Christmas Day from 9 . Until 2 ., to serve breakfast and Brunch dinners free of charge. Everyone is most cordially invited especially those who May be spending Christmas alone. The employees Are volunteering their services. Days a til Christmas Nickel Gas tax hike is approved

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