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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Nashua, New Hampshire Today s chuckle there s one Way to get out of paying taxes for at least to years. Done to pay Mem a and you la get to years a Nashua Telegraph weather rain ending tonight Clearing sunday full report on Page 2. Now Hampshire s largest evening newspaper. Vol. 112 no. 7 continuing the now Hampshire Telegraph established october 20, 1832 a Nashua hew Hampshire saturday March 8,1980 a phone 882-2741 24 pages plus 16 Page to Tab 20 cents emergency session to fight welfare cuts by Margaret Nelson associated press writer Concord . A administrators for Day care centers and programs for the elderly and poor in new Hampshire have called an emergency meeting to protest proposed a massive cuts Quot prompted by a $5.7 million welfare budget deficit. The department of health and welfare blames the projected deficit on 18 percent inflation that forced More people to seek help from the state. But social service administrators want to know Why the problem has been allowed to reach crisis proportions. They called their meeting for next thursday and invited welfare director Richard a. Chevrefils formerly of Nashua to explain what he plans to do a to see that services Are not reduced or Cut off a a there is no Way we can defend our cuts from the standpoint of helping people a said Chevrefils a because certainly the action we propose will adversely affect Michael Cornelius an aide to gov. Hugh Galien said the department has made As Many administrative Cost cuts As it can and now must Cut programs. A people in social service agencies knew at the beginning of this year that there would be less Money from the Federal government a Cornelius said. Chevrefils said the number of people getting Aid to families with dependent children has increased 6 percent in the past six months and the demand for medicaid also has gone up dramatically. He also said More and More people were applying for child Day care and homemaker services Many of which Are funded by the department. A you have to remember that we serve clients woo live at the Bottom of the Economy scale and increased prices tightening credit or deteriorating employment possibilities hit them first and hardest a said Chevrefils. In response to the projected deficit. Chevrefils is proposing a number of cuts including dropping to medical services presently available to medicaid patients and lowering the income limit for patients at nursing Homes. In addition disabled parents who receive Ardc benefits will no longer get additional Money for their healthy spouses. Public hearings will be held on the proposed cuts on March 17, 18 and 25 at the welfare department Headquarters in Concord. Hudson approves $6. To school budget my addresses town residents John a. Eagar Hudson school Board member addresses the town s residents at last nights school District voting and meeting in the memorial school. At left Are superintendent of schools Peter g. Boil off Board member Paul a. Madison and Board chairman Delnette Clark. Karen Wisnosky treasurer is on stage at right. The meeting lasted six hours. The voters approved a 10-year Bond Issue of $530,000 to Purchase 20 school District buses. Telegram photo Dean Shalhoup Aldermani Board to face fund transfers tuesday by Joe Heaney Telegraph staff writer several funding transfers head a Light Agenda for Nashua a Board of aldermen at tuesdays 8 . Meeting in City Hall. In the largest Transfer the Board will be asked to remove $19,300 from contingency to Aid greater Nashua transportation services. The transportation organization provides conveyance for such groups As the elderly and handicapped. It needs the extra funding to help offset Purchase of two new vans and to maintain service. Also accounting for the request is the absence of $32,000 in title 20 Federal Money that was slated to have been available but did not come through. The boards finance committee recommended endorsement of the Transfer last tuesday. It was noted at the finance session that a transportation assessment and needs study is now underway. When completed that review that will allow the transport service to utilize Federal funds that cannot be tapped now the other Transfer asks that $6,504 be moved from contingency and Airport fencing accounts to a professional services account at the Airport. That Money will Aid in planning of a new hangar area and Snow equipment storage building at the Airport. Under new business the Board will review and refer to committee 13 pieces of legislation. Among the prominent items Are a a Bond of $1,070,000 to renovate City Hall. A a Transfer of $35,000 from City surplus to fund architectural plans and drawings for the City Hall work a authorization for mayor Maurice Arel to apply for an additional $39,000 in Federal Money that will be available under Community Block Grant development funding the Money will be utilized in the third phase of downtown Street sidewalk improvements. A authorization for Arel to seek an Urban development action Grant from the department of housing and Urban development. The Money would be used to help develop a hydroelectric Power facility on the Nashua River at Jackson Falls dam. A a measure setting 273 As the Bottom line for assisted housing. The assistance breakdown by unit includes new construction help 113 rehabilitation of rental units 40 existing rental units Aid 90 rehabilitation assistance for homeowners 30. A a Transfer of $3,000 from miscellaneous services to fund signal improvements on Broad Street at its intersections with the Nashua mall Reagan Connally and Bush vie for beachhead in South by Steve Gerstel Columbia s c. Up a Ronald Reagan John Connally and George Bush seek a political beachhead in the South today in the first presidential primary in the history of South Carolina. The primary a first in the South this year a is considered a make or break election for Connally and could Send the Winner into next tuesdays contests in Florida Georgia and Alabama with renewed momentum. The Campaign a scarred by charges of vote buying in Black wards a ended late Friday night As Reagan and Connally completed Marathon politicking with air and bus Tours around the state. Bush who started late and spent less time in the state than his challengers scheduled one last Stop in Aiken Early in the Day before joining Connally and Reagan in Florida. Even Veteran political observers conceded there was no Way to predict the outcome of the election. The weather was expected to be warm with rain and thunderstorms. A poll conducted for Reagan gave Reagan 55 percent. Connally 18 percent and Bush 12 percent with 15 percent undecided. In a striking similarity Richard Norman Field coordinator for the Bush Campaign predicted Reagan would get 55 percent. Connally 25 percent and Bush 20 percent. But Connally who has invested More time and Money in South Carolina than either Reagan or Bush exuded optimism As he toured the Urban areas of the state in a chartered Jet. The tall texan said at a news conference in Greenville a i frankly think we Are going to carry the state a i really later in Columbia Connally downgraded his expectation by refusing to Hudson a Only 458 residents cast ballots yesterday to elect Denis r. Joy to the three year school Board seat being vacated by chairman Delnette Clark. Joy took 212 votes compared to 183 for Elaine p. Brody and 41 for Russell e. Caron. In the evening attention turned to the school District meeting where voters approved $6,732,837 in appropriations a 22 per cent hike Over the present year. Among the items okayed was a $530,000, 10-year Bond to buy 20 diesel school buses for the school system. The arrangement was touted by the school Board backed by the budget committee As a Long term Money saving arrangement and the vote was 169 to 68. In other portions of the budget however the school Board fared less Well As members watched their initial proposal of $3,668,652 to cover salaries and benefits of schools officials and agents As Well As the districts statutory obligations whittled Down. In a debate that lasted far into the night school Board members battled with the budget committee and residents Over successive cutbacks. School Board member John Eagar presented in his argument for the requested amount provisions for custodial salary increases rising costs for heating Oil and personnel additions including a full time psychologist and an assistant physical education teacher or Helper attacking this proposal budget committee chairman Richard Levasseur called expenditures Uke the Nir ing of a full time psychologist and physical education assistant a waste of taxpayers Money. Combined with a the bunco my a trimmings a move from the floor to subtract another $150,000 carried the Day. Reducing the final figure to an even $3,500,000 in other action voters approved a $2,510,870 appropriation to cover teachers salaries and benefits also approved were appropriations of $55,500 to Correct a severe drainage problem at the or h o Smith school. $34,967 to implement Energy savings measures recommended by the Energy advisory committee and $1,500 to do a feasibility study to determine the continued use of the Kimball Webster school. Hudson Page 8 Carter advisers map anti inflation moves go beyond a statement that a i feel Good about Quot the outcome. Pressed on his earlier claim Connally said Quot i get exuberant Bush said Quot if i do better than what has been anticipated which has not been very much for South Carolina it would be a big plus for on the eve of the voting few in South Carolina were willing to venture a prediction on the primary Experiment. They cited the uncertainties created by the fact that democrats can vote in the gop primary and that the state has never held an election on a saturday. Estimates of the turnout ranged from 80,000 to 200,000. The South Carolina primary will give the Winner an initial Triumph South of the Mason Dixon line in election year 1980. But the importance could be in the momentum gained for the Florida Alabama and Georgia primaries next tuesday. By r. Gregory Nokes associated press w Riter Washington president Carters advisers Are close to completing a a substantial tightening of the 1981 budget As part of the administrations new anti inflation strategy the president s top economic adviser says. Charles l. Schultze chairman of the Council of economic advisers also said Friday that a around the clock discussions Are under Way 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 governments 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 inside City educators to act on $18.4 million budget monday night. Page 2 court action holds up primary recount. Page 3 a defense of the world Council of churches. Page 5 economist sees mild easing of inflation in i 980. Page 6 Money in circulation drops by $2.8 billion. Page 8 celtics crush 76ers, 111-92. Page 12 talks to free diplomatic hostages in Colombia fail. Page 24 16 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 of 3.21 million in january Down 4 percent from december s 3.35 million level. Since oct 6. 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 a holding up remarkably Well Quot with the median Price rising $1,400 to $57,900 in january. Schultze said that unless the government succeeds in dampening inflationary expectation a we face a very serious worsening of he told reporters at the White House that a there is a very dangerous spreading 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 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 76 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. Carter Page 8 hostages move appears delayed other features amusement 14-15 classifieds 16-23 comics crossword dear Abby editorial financial health Horoscope a Jumble Kilpatrick obituaries religion social spec. Interest to sports 12-14 Walters 4 weather 2 by the associated press foreign minister Sadegh Ghotb a Deh said he will address the nation tonight apparently signalling at least a temporary postponement of today s scheduled Transfer of the american hostages to the revolutionary Council. State department officials said Quot things seem confused Quot in Iran and doubted the Transfer would be made As scheduled at the . Embassy in Tehran a spokesman for the militants refused to say whether the Transfer would be called off for the Day saying Only Many developments were possible in the coming hours. But he said Ghotb Zadeh a decision to give an interview indicated he would not come to the embassy today to receive the hostages. The Transfer first appeared in doubt Only hours before it was to occur when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini a office issued a statement denying Council claims that he had approved the move islamic militants at the . Pm i f Bassy announced Early today they would allow a representative of the Council to accept the americans held for 126 Days today at 5 00 . Local time 8 30 . Est. But in a second statement broadcast on Tehran radio and monitored in London the militants accused Ghotb Zadeh the councils Choice to receive the americans of falsely claiming the Transfer had been approved by Khomeini Iran a 79-year-old revolutionary Leader. The militants said they were still willing to make the Transfer but Only if the Council appointed someone else to direct the operation the foreign ministry had already issued a statement saying Ghotb Zadeh would act As the official government representative in the Transfer Tehran radio quoted gho Tabadeh As saying he would Quot receive Quot the hostages today following the Quot order of the Imam Khomeini a and with a the approval of the revolutionary Council which was Ghotb Zadeh responded to the accusations of the might ans by saying he would appear in an interview tonight presumably on National television. A and inform the nation of what happened in order to reveal the face of the his statement suggested a postponement in the Transfer although Ghotb Zadeh did not say so hours after Ghotb Zadeh s words were reported a and Only hours before the scheduled Transfer a Khomeini a office issued this Brief statement carried on Tehran radio and monitored in Nicosia Cyprus a some newspapers recently reported certain opinions have been expressed by the Imam Khomeini founder of the islamic Republic concerning the question of handing Over the hostages to the revolutionary Council. Aldermen Page 8

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