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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 27, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Mail cutbacks continue despite Hanley release Washington a the postal service says it is still cutting services and will carry out plans to curtail business deliveries in to Eastern cities next week despite a statement by a key congressman who says the Agency promised a moratorium on cutbacks. Chairman James m. Hanley of the House postal service subcommittee called a press conference Friday to announce that the postal service had a seen the Light and had agreed to suspend All plans for cutbacks in mail service. Later in the Day. The postal service issued a statement that said a there is no moratorium on our cos cutting programs. The postal service is currently proceeding with those cos cutting moves that have already been announced and which Are the Only prudent Steps open to us. A Hanley was unavailable for comment on the postal service statement. According to the postal service statement the financially troubled Agency will reduce business deliveries in to Eastern cities on monday As previously planned. In addition the Agency will continue to reduce its number of Rural Post offices and will continue consideration of reduction in the number of delivery Days from the present six Day per week service. The policy on Post office closings has angered members of Congress from Rural districts. Fifty one members Are plaintiffs in a suit seeking to overturn the policy. In addition Many members have said reduction in delivery from six Days per week would be unacceptable. Hanley told the press conference that under his interpretation of what postmaster Gen. Benjamin f. Bailar told him. All cutbacks would cease immediately pressed by reporters on exactly what Bailar had told him Hanley said a the postmaster general for his own reasons has not been definitive. But this is my interpretation of what he told Hanley said the postal service adopted its a new attitude in order to court the support of Congress members in an Effort to win additional postal subsidies the postal service has told Congress that More service reductions can be avoided if additional government subsidies Are approved. But the Agency has never promised to avoid cuts in service while waiting for the Money. Bailar has said the mail Agency must reduce its costs wherever possible because of its financial crisis. The postal service is expected to lose a record $1.5 billion this fiscal year. Hew will crack Down on fraud in medicaid Washington a the department of health education and welfare is beginning a new crackdown on medicaid fraud and abuse that costs taxpayers an estimated $750 million annually but the department denies the Campaign is an election year ploy. Federal and state examiners will begin the probe in Massachusetts in april and in Ohio in june three other big medicaid spending states will be selected for similar probes in the next year. New York Illinois Pennsylvania Texas and Wisconsin Are being considered. Hew Secretary David Mathews told a news conference Friday the investigators will focus on doctors nursing Homes pharmacists and clinical laboratories submitting the highest volume of medicaid Bills seeking government reimbursement for treating poor people a we recognize that the overwhelming majority of health care providers Are ethical and professional a he said. A your new Campaign seeks to ferret out the comparative few who break the examples of medicaid fraud and abuse cited by hew include Billing for services not rendered inflating Bills double Billing for the same service Billing for More expensive drugs than those dispensed and participating in illegal kickbacks and rebates. Mathews denied the Campaign is aimed at blunting criticism by Republican challenger Ronald Reagan who has said the Ford administration does not aggressively pursue the fraud problem. A i Haven t read any of or. Reagan s statements a the Secretary said. Quot i Haven to taken them into consideration in developing this program. I m not prepared to answer any questions about rain ending most of the state was calling for rain today but it was to have ended Tbs tonight. The triad area was no exception. Showers and thunderstorms were expected today ending by Early forecast North Carolina scattered showers and thunderstorms spreading Over state today. Continued mild highs today generally in 70s showers ending from West tonight and turning cooler lows tonight 30s mountains to 50s along coast showers ending Early sunday along coast otherwise fair sunday. Highs 60s to Low 70s along coast. South Carolina occasional showers and thunderstorms Northwest portion and Likely elsewhere today. Mild today highs in the 70s. Clearing Northwest portion tonight with showers and thunderstorms ending Over the remainder of the state tonight. Lows tonight in he 50s except 40s Northwest. Mostly sunny sunday highs in the 70s. Tonight and turning cooler. Sunday s forecast is fair weather. Highs today were to have been in the Low 70s. Tonight s lows should be in the Low to mid 40s and the highs sunday should be in the 60s. Chance of rain was too per cent today but should decrease to 20 per cent tonight and near Zero by sunday 3-Day forecast North Carolina extended Outlook monday through wednesday a continued warm with periods of cloudiness through midweek highs mostly in the 70s lows in the 40s and Low 50s. Temperatures by the associated press 24 hours ending 7 am. A just station h l or Asheville rain 71 57 to Augusta etly 78 59 Charleston cloy 76 62 Charlotte cloy 74 57 06 Columbia cloy 82 61 Greensboro cloy 75 56 la g cloy 76 58 04 Raleigh cloy 78 58 Savannah pc 76 59 Wilmington cloy 77 54 we invite you to attend Woodlawn Baptist Church 3201 n. Main Straat a sunday school is . A morning worship 11 00 . A youth Fellowship 4 00 . A evening worship 7 30 . A wed. Prayer service 7 30 . O Independent fundamental a Mathews said hew had a advised the White House of what we were doing but there were no other contacts that i am aware the $750 million figure on the Cost of medicaid overcharges is a purely a subjective estimated prepared by hew. He said. The estimate amounts to roughly 5 per cent of the $14.7 billion Federal and state governments Are spending this year for the health care of 23.2 million medically needy persons and welfare recipients under the medicaid program Congress also has criticized hew for giving inadequate attention to medicaid fraud. Until last May Only one person at hew worked part time on fraud and abuse problems. Ports panel decision criticized Pinehurst api the state ports authority debated heatedly Friday whether it had blundered in 1973 when it voted to buy a $1 million Crane to handle containerized freight at the Morehead City port terminal. State sen Lynwood Smith. A Guilford. Of High Point a member of the authority criticized it for buying the Crane to serve Container ships that cannot make it into the Morehead City port. Smith s remarks came As the authority voted to seek advisory budget commission approval to set up a $427,000 Dollar fund to begin dredging a a turning Basin that will enable the Container ships to enter the port the authority plans to ask the 1976 legislature for another $500,000 for the dredging and Hopes to have it finished by june 1977, when the Crane will become operational Morgan files for spot Raleigh a . Sen Robert Morgan d-n.c., has filed for election As a Delegate to the democratic National convention pledged to former Georgia gov. Jimmy Carter. Carter Campaign officials said although they were not ruling out Morgan in general they would prefer to select delegates who had endorsed Carter before the states presidential primary. They said a meeting for approving delegates would be held next week. A we would like to see go As delegates those who were committed to Jiminy Carter and who worked for Jimmy Carter a said Linda Ashen Dorf state coordinator of the Carter Campaign. A this does t exclude anybody including sen. Morgan. The Carter staff people have talked about it and we Haven t made any decision yet a she said. In tuesday s presidential primary Carter qualified for 36 tar Heel delegates to the democratic convention while Alabama gov George Wallace will get 25. According to democratic party rules the actual election of delegates will take place at the la congressional District conventions and the state convention on june 12 however the presidential candidates have the right to approve delegates chosen to represent them. Morgan who would like to be chairman of the North Carolina delegation had wanted to go to the convention a pledged to any presidential candidate but the a no preferences position on the primary ballot did not receive enough votes to allow the selection of an uncommitted Delegate Morgan said in an interview before the North Carolina primary he was impressed with Carter and would not be surprised to see Carter win High Point Enterprise saturday March 27, 1976 7a Kissinger says Cuba warned no specific action planned Washington a Secretary of state Henry a Kissinger says the Ford administration is not contemplating specific action against Cuba and that drawing up military a contingency plans is Only a warning to Cuba and Russia not to intervene in Rhodesia Kissinger assured the Senate foreign relations committee on Friday that a there is no crisis that now requires us to contemplate specific action against Cuba. But he added a we do want the soviet Union and Cuba to understand that it s a matter of deep Gravity and we want to do this before any irrevocable decisions Are taken Cuba sent 12,000 troops into Angola to Aid communist j backed forces there in their successful fight this year for control of that former portuguese Colony. Both the White House and the Pentagon made a Public splash this week by acknowledging that the joint chiefs of staff Are considering action against Cuba if it moves troops into other Southern african nations no specifics of the planning were Given Kissinger responded to questions during an appearance in which he told the committee that the agreement to sell six military cargo planes to Egypt does not mean the United states intends to become Cairo s key military supplier. Welcome Eastern Hills Christian Church non know Mationg. Quizzed on the Pentagon study of possible action against Cuba. Kissinger told sen Dick Clark a Iowa chairman of the african subcommittee that Only a a general precautionary review was under Way. He said the administration did not intend to indicate that a crisis is building up. He said . Policy is not to tolerate military intervention. While doing nothing to help perpetuate re Iglesia s White minority regime a we should not look at this immediate situation in terms of planning a military move in any time Frame that is now immediately foreseeable a a Kissinger said a we Are rather trying to Call the attention of the soviet Union and Cuba to the serious consequences of any contemplated action Quot the announcement of the Pentagon review stirred some congressional criticism. Sen Frank Church a Idaho a democratic presidential candidate said it was a mistake to threaten Cuba he said that a no foreign country is going to pay attention to Saber rattling conducted without congressional or Public sup port first Wesleyan Church 1415 North Centennial ave. Serving the whole family schedule of services sunday school 9 45 . A Complete graded program worship hour 10 40 . United Wesleyan College choir wednesday services 7 00 . Sessions for All Ages sunday at six message by or. Clyde a. Parker 6 00 . Or. . Trout Church office 882-1117, Wesleyan children s Center 886-7h81, Wesleyan arms 886 Psi pastors or. Clit de Parker Rev. Clarence Williams or. Shelton Rev. Luverne Mohl j a to every facility of this Church is dedicated to providing you and your family the spiritual uplift for a Happy life. 1 35 messages of Faith to sunday school 1055 morning worship 7 00 evening worship a a message for Middle age persons psalm 916 mfr 1230 on am or Price a place of Bible study for everyone or. Sydney Goldfinch world missions conference or h a Privette state missions Green Street Baptist Church Hale amp Wilder concert sunday april 4th at 11 00 . Robert Hale leading Bass baritone with the new York City opera company and Dean Wilder Tenor director of vocal studies with William Jewell College and former head of the voice department at Westminster choir College will perform in a sacred concert during the sunday worship service. To

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