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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Garden City, Kansas Garden City 15c a copy vol. 51 Telegram 16 i la i. Ski imn it in. K \ svs s Vii Iii Vav. Vir it la 8. 1680 no. 108 316 275-7105 Teju amp a a a careless cleaning causes. City sanitation worker Louis Morales 209 s. 10th, smothers soldering fireplace coals that ignited trash in a City bin Friday. The entire bin had to Dennis i in Wigren be dumped to extinguish the coals. The fire caused the City an hours extra work and expense As an extra dump truck and loader were used. Carter develops anti inflation strategy by k. Gregory Nokes associated press writer Washington a president Carters advisers Are close to completing a a substantial tightening a of the 1981 budget As part of the administrations new anti inflation strategy the presidents top economic adviser says. Charles l. Schultze chairman of the Council of economic advisers also said Friday that a around the clock Quot discussions Are underway Between the administration and Congress a we Are close Quot to final decisions he said however it was Learned from sources in the administration and Congress that Carter May not be ready to unveil his program until the Middle of next week if then. The urgency behind Carters Effort to develop a new anti inflation plan was underlined by the government s latest wholesale Price report Friday that showed those prices increased in february at an annual rate of nearly 20 percent the one month increase in wholesale prices of 1.5 percent followed a 1.6 percent Rise in january. Since changes in wholesale prices Are soon reflected in higher retail prices the increase Means More bad news for inflation plagued Consumers. The grim inflation news also contributed to another increase in the prime interest rate to 18 percent by some Banks Friday a level that would have seemed out of the question just a few months ago the prime rate is the interest charged by Banks to their most favored borrowers and the National association of realtors reported that existing housing sales ran at an annual rate it j 21 million in january Down 4 percent from december s 3.35 million level since oct. Ii when the Federal Reserve Board initiated its tight credit policies existing Home sales have plummeted 17 percent said Jack Carlson chief economist of the realtors group nevertheless Carlson said Home prices Are Quot holding up remarkably Well Quot with the median Price rising is ,4 1 1 to$57,900 in january Schultze said that unless the government succeeds Iii dampening inflationary expectation Quot we face a very serious worsening of inflation Quot he told reporters at the White House that Quot there is a very dangerous spreading Quot of higher Oil prices into other parts of the Economy that is showing up in higher prices for plastics footwear rubber and other goods the labor departments wholesale Price report showed that wholesale arbitration does t violate Constitution Topeka Kan. Apr binding arbitration of school labor disputes does no to violate the state Constitution even though arbitration would reduce the a near absolute authority of local school boards in f mixing teacher salaries attorney general Robert t. Stephan said Friday the opinion was requested by sen. Joseph harder a Moundridge chairman of the Senate education committee. The committee has a Bill under consideration which would authorize for the first time in Kansas the use of binding arbitration in school labor disputes in his 16-Page opinion Stephan said binding arbitration would not violate state constitutional guarantees concerning the authority of local school boards Over the a learning process How Ever Stephan emphasized Fie decision of whether to provide binding arbitration As a tool in resolving teacher contract disputes is a a policy determination for the legislature alone to currently state Law provides for the appointment of a mediator when negotiations Between teachers and school boards Are at an impasse. The Law provides the mediator must examine the controversy and report findings. However the school Ixia re is not bound to implement the mediators findings and ultimately has the Power to Issue unilateral contracts. Teachers organizations claim they Are virtually powerless under the Law since school boards have no real incentive to fully negotiate the dispute and noting teachers cannot legally go on strike. The suggestion that binding arbitration could be used As a Means of resolving teacher-.1school Board in passes has been intensely controversial in Kansas Over the y ears opponents argue the arbitrators Iii effect would be performing the school Board s Legal functions usurping the authority granted to boiled members by voters the Constitution declares fit state Board of education shall have a general supervision of piddle schools educational institutions and All the educational interests of the state a locally elected school boards Are Given the duty to maintain develop and operate local Public schools harder asked if binding arbitration w Ouid take away these duties. In declaring arbitration to be constitutionally permissible Stephan noted the state Constitution Grants the legislature tile Power to provide tor Quot maintaining Public schools. Educational institutions and related Actu Dies Stephan said a i t v Lew of Kansas supreme court decisions concerning school labor disputes demonstrates Quot the area of professional negotiations is not within the Basic Mission of either the state Board of education or the Public schools of tin for support. He cited a 1979 state supreme court Dei Ision in a it Scott teachers dispute with the local Board. In which the court ruled control Over school labor negotiations tails within the legislature s sole authority because of the Quot related activates Quot prov Ision Iii the it Constitution in other words Quot the attorney general wrote tile subject of collective negotiations is an area Iii w he h the legislature May act directly it it it it it it Energy prices increased 7.5 percent in february the largest Rise for any month since March 1974. During the Arab Oil embargo in the past year alone wholesale prices for gasoline Home heating Oil and other Energy goods have increased 78 percent administration officials have said privately that they Are rewriting the 1981 budget to try to bring it into balance As part of their new anti inflation strategy when Carter unveiled the original budget on Jan 28 it provided for a deficit of $15.8 billion Man found shot burned Al Dorado Kau of an autopsy indicates a Man found Friday Iii a burned area of ground near this South Central Kansas Community was shot at least once in tit head and the ii set on fire authorities said the identity of the Man thought to he in his 20s was not immediately deter mined said Butler county sheriff Dave Williams Williams said tests were being conducted to determine what had been used to set the body on tire the Man s clothes w Ere partially burned the body was found inside a Fence along a Road about three Miles South of Al Dorado there was no evidence of combustible material near the body but a Grassy area 60 feet wide around the body also was fluted. Williams said. The Kansas Bureau of investigation has joined Butler county authorities in the probe. _ local school officials reactions vary inside Garden Titian so opinions on binding titration in school District employee Lary negotiations differ Between Acher and school administration preventatives. A Bill pending before the Kansas gis lature would a if passed pm wer an impartial third party to make i final decision in salary negotiations impasse Between the school Board d school District employees. A recent vision by Kansas attorney general Ibert Stephan states that the Slature has the constitutional Hority to authorize the use of binding titration in the state or Horace Good superintendent of schools in Garden City said saturday he does no to think that binding arbitration is really desired by the Public Quot i done to believe ifs what the Public wants Quot Good said. A perhaps i am of the old guard Iii thinking that the Public elects the school Board with the intention of the Board taking care of these matters a Good said he opposes binding arbitration because it would put an out Side mediator in to make a judgement a that w ill affect the Public As much As a decision made by the seven elected officials on the school Board Good also questioned whether binding arbitration is really desired by most school employees. Quot i done to believe this binding arbitration is what they Ever really wanted Quot Good said a do they feel More confident in putting the question to an outside individual rather than to Tho elected officials in which the Public has placed its Confidence Quot on the other hand. Garden City educators association president Ramona Haney said she sees binding arbitration As a viable Way out of deadlocked begot int ions Quot i think j can be very Good Haney said Quot you need outside help sometimes teachers and the school Board can get so Hung up on their own positions thai you need some outside Haney said she is reserving final judgment on the Bill that is before the legislature at present because Quot they keep hacking away at it. Quot she said she would like to see some changes made in negotiation procedure before a commitment to binding arbitration is made a miss go pageant. A Syracuse Commerce. A memory on w heels a panthers dump buffs deaths editorial people business fat spoils p4 to log up comics p9 class Page 2 Page 9 Page to Page Pio 11 p8 pm 2 pm Garden Sass All work and no play makes might make Jack a Dull boy Gus Garden says but hard work and Low pay definitely puts Jack Iii the Market for a new Jot things confused Iran postpones hostage Transfer 8\ i he associated press foreign minister Sadegh it hot Zadeh said he will address the nation tonight apparently signalling at least a tem postponement of today s scheduled transit of the american hostages to the revolutionary mined state department officials said Quot tilings seem confused Quot in Iran and doubted the Transfer would he made As scheduled at the i s embassy Iii Tehran a spokesman for the militants refused to say whether the Transfer would he called Oft tor the Day. The Transfer in St appeared Iii doubt. Only hours before it was to occur w Hen Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini s Soltice issued a statement denying Council claims that he had approved the move militant holding the hostages an flounced they would hand Over control of the americans to the revolutionary Council at con pm local time. 8 30 it i in. Est but in a Sepal ate announcement broadcast on Tehran radio and monitored in London they insisted they w mild not turn the hostages Over to foreign minister Sadegh , appointed by the Council to handle the situation they accused hot Zadeh of lying to them Fly saying revolutionary Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had ordered the americans to unshared to this control of the Council they Aid they wanted tie Council to Delegate another representative to take custody cd tie hostages meanwhile Khomeini s office issued a statement saying some newspapers Quot have attributed the arrangements of i fit Transfer to the Imam Quot Imam Khomeini continues to maintain silence on the Issue and he has delegated responsibility for the hostages to the islamic National Assembly tie Brief statement said members of the Assembly Witt not by i Lilly elected until next month the radio report it Khomeini statement was greeted w till great enthusiasm outside the embassy where a crowd of several thousand had gathered to chant logans of support in the militants in another development. Tehran radio broadcast a Lurthie clan location it the situation Iron president Abolhassan barn Sadr the radio quoted Bani Sadr As saying the militants lust proposed to an Milden Lilied member of the Council and to Khomeini s son Ahmad that they hand Over the hostages and the embassy to the Council a when i my with the Imam Khomeini he son praised the proposal with me and i agreed then i raised it with the Council and it was endorsed Bam Sadr said the last minute mane vering apparently aimed at keeping Khomeini out of direct in of solent Iii the dispute Between the militants my tie Council we will not hand Over the hostages to Ghotb Zadeh the spokesman said in a Telephone interview from the Ltd Ltd copied embassy compound a they tie Council have to appoint another person with a written order and Seal of the Rev obit lunar it tuned earlier the foreign ministry issued a statement saying Ghotb Zadeh would act As the official government representative in the Transfer of the hostages now in their 12 it the Day of copt in try there was no immediate indication whether the militants new demand would effect the Transfer in any event. To Kedy release of the americans appeared unlikely in their radio statement the militants said the hostages w ill he Given a full medical checking and films Are it to he taken of them Quot before they Are to lied Over to Council representatives the Early morning state radio broadcast appeared to signal that the radicals had backed Down from a demand Friday that they in Given radio and television time to address the nation before they Sui rendered the hostages weather sum ise 7 i Sunset uti mostly Clear tonight and sunday. Lows tonight in upper 20s to Low he mild sunday with highs in the ids. Northwesterly winds to to 15 mph tins afternoon becoming southerly at 5 to 15 mph tonight temperatures for 21 hours ending 7 . I i Ida. Max min. Free. Dodge try 45 28 Garden in 33 29 Goodland -,8 22 til Russell 4 1 25 Salina 43 29 Topeka 45 s3 in in Terre i Anim ooh Ai homers

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