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Washington Daily News (Newspaper) - December 8, 1970, Washington, North CarolinaWeather Clear to part Lar Cloudy tonight Ami wednesday War met i it n ight throw it w de Nesden it i a tonight a High wad nmn la am of if. Washington daily news if you do not get your paper ,.dial 94-tl4s Between a 30 and 1 00 o clock and Ana will be dal Varad to you. Established 1909 eight pag6s Washington North Carolina tuesday Arft frn Emir 8, 1970 daily except sunday rail Union Leader to order strike despite government a a republicans kill consumer Bill allowing suits against business combines Harvest fungo Basin soybeans soybeans loaded on truck for Market soybean yields off slightly Pantego a the soybean Harvest in. The Fertile Punge River Basin is almost completed. Yields Are Down slightly but prices have been higher than anytime since 1906 Mere than half of the 70,000 acres grown in Beaufort county Are produced in the Pantego Belhaven area. Beaufort is the largest soybean producing county in North Carolina. Yields this year Are estimated at 25 bushels per acre compared with 28 bushels per acre in 1909. Prices this year have ranged upward to $3 00 compared with $2.46 last year. Soybeans account for a Gross income of $5 million annually for Beaufort county Farmers. in. The summer and an infestation of the round headed Wood bore Are blamed for the reduction in yields. The bore about which Little is known first appeared in the Pantego area two years ago. It has been found Only in the by Ackland Region so far. Meanwhile Beaufort county farm officials say the Corn Harvest is off 30 to 35 per cent. The Corn blight is blamed for the reduction. Photos by Litchfield Combine cuts Thresher a a. L. Schwartz. Ill wlat4 Preia writer Washington apr administration forces in Congress have killed another major consumer Bill tossing it onto a prep Heap that contains meal of what president Nixon proposed in a highly touted mesas be a year ago. La lest victim the consumer class act Ion bit. One of the farthest reaching pieces of consumer legislation Ever to come before Congress it would have broadened Powers of the Federal Trade commis economist says quotas May Hurt Greenville . Apr tobacco Farmers might suffer and Mill workers May continue to receive Low salaries if quotas Are imposed on textile import according to an economics professor at East Carolina University. Or. James Bearden Dean of the ecu business school said monday that while North Carolina and South Carolina textile companies Back the idea of quotas and the states a congressmen have voted for quotas a we cannot make the mistake of thinking about the textile Industry As an end in itself a rather we must treat idea a Means to and end the end or the payoff is found in the lives of the thousands of people who must earn a living to support Familia and life itself a Quot he said in an interview. He said the effect of a Bill introduced by rep. Wilbur d. Mills chairman of the House ways and Means committee May perpetuate a North Carolinas ranking As the 49th state in average manufacturing wages As Well As its 41st standing in per capita income Quot the Mills Bill passed the House with the support of the 11 North Carolina congressmen and South Carolina s six it is before the Senate. President Nixon is opposed to the measure because it would restrict shoe imports As Well As Taitos. Or. Bearden said restricting imports to help Domestic textile a Sec textiles. Page 8 Ston arid permitted defrauded Consumers to hand together to sue for damages. Senate Republican twice blocked consideration of the Mee sure in recent weeks insist Wadt Kaii Tuy Vii Quot a Ahoi Laww Tice Quot to prepare amendments although demo crata a week ago vowed to Force a showdown both sides now Coo Dede there to no Hope for passage in the dwindling and crowded Days of the 91 st Congress Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania denied to a newsman the gop bloc intentionally killed the bit with delaying trades but sco4t conceded a some Republican feel strongly Quot about the measure tie said it had Quot a Good Deal of blackmail Poten Torf n sen Norria Cotton of new Hampshire ranking Republican on. The sponsoring. Commerce committee said president Nixon preferred no Bill at All to the one reported to the Senate backers of the measure said it would have made Legal redress a reality for millions of people now too poor to bring Burns threatens economic muscle or. Harold Lewisjr. Lewis to address Duke alumni the four county Duke alumni meeting will be held tonight at 7 00 o clock at the Washington yacht amp country club. Or. Harold Lewis vice Profeet Dean of the faculty and professor of physics will be the main speaker the banquet will get underway at 7 00 of clock. Mrs. Elia Pfau of Beaufort county president will preside. County chairmen Are mrs. Dave fuse Lewis inf go 11t demand doubles each decade blackout of 65 an Omen of Energy crisis editors note Why does the United states face an Energy crisis this article the second of four from the a special assignment team answers that and other questions. By Jean Heller associated press writer Washington a on nov. 9, 1965, the northeastern United states went from dusk to Midnight in 11 minutes. It was the first major Public signal that the nations tremendous need for Energy Tad. Outstripped the ability to provide it. Since the 1965 blackout the Cristo tas intensified. The nation which put four men on the Moon Hasni to got enough electrical generating capacity to insure sufficient heat Light and Power for its cities. The nation richest in natural resources and the technology to utilise them has not been Able to keep up with its own demand for natural Gas fuel Oil and Coal. As associated press study of the Energy crisis in the United states has found a the nations Overall demand for electric Power doubles a very 16 years with per capita demand growing five Tima faster than the population. The nation has become so dependent on Power that human labor now provides Energy for toss than 1 a cent of the work done in the nation s factories. A ten years ago the electric Utility companies had a capacity to generate 30 per cent More Power than their customers demanded. This year that excess capacity has dropped to an average of 15 per cent a level the Federal Power commission con siders the Bare minimum needed to cover unexpectedly severe weather or equipment failures. This drop is partly responsible for 37 major Power failures and numerous smaller problems since the 1965 blackout. A the nation is now using More natural Gas than it is finding. A process which has depleted reserves to a paint where All remaining reserves Are committed to existing Gas customers and no new supplies Are immediately available. A political crises in the Middle East have made transport of Petroleum products Cut of the area difficult and costly and have set off a Chain of economic reactions which Cut deeply into the potential Supply of fuel Oil for the United states. A nuclear Power touted in the Early 1960s As the Panacea for the nations Energy needs Drew a heavy commitment from electric utilities seeking cheap clean Power. But nuclear Energy has fallen far Short of its Early Promise. A Many of the electric utilities which opted for nuclear Power were using Coal. The Coal companies found new customers outside the country. New air pollution Laws and mine health and safety taws caused Cut in expansion of Coal production when nuclear Power the declining supplies of the Fossil fuels Coal fuel Oil and natural Gas coupled with increased. National demand for Power converged with a vengeance on 1976. This May go Down As the year there was an overwhelming demand for everything and an adequate Supply of nothing. One sure sign of the decreasing certainty of plentiful electric Power is the decreasing ability of decile utilities to handle unexpected. Crises like Revere Wea ther and equipment failures. It was equipment failure that a a triggered the 1965 blackout in the Northeast it was a combination of equipment problems and unseasonably hot weather that caused brownouts and selected blackouts along the East coast last september. The Federal Power commission recommends that to meet unexpected conditions electric utilities should have the ability to generate 15 to 20 per cent More Power than is normally demanded of them. Some Utility companies fall Short of there recommended Levels. Others will barely meet them when new nuclear plants begin operations. The Tennessee Valley authority the nations largest electric Utility in terms of generating capacity has a 15.7 per cent Reserve margin Quot wed like to have More a a said John Lopez a Tva official in Chattanooga Tenn. A we would have More if our nuclear Plant at Brown s ferry ala., Hadnot been delayed by construction problems. We re not alarmed but we re not especially Happy either Quot the Bonneville Power administration which serves washing ton Oregon Idaho and Western Montana is operating with just a 4.4 per cent Reserve margin due to delay in completing new plants some hydroelectric some nuclear. The Florida Power pc Light co., which serves Miami has just a 7.5 per cent Reserve. Part of its problem is delay in completion of a nuclear Plant at Turkey Point 25 Miles South of Miami. The Northern states Power co. In Minneapolis to operating on a 2 per cent Reserve. A new nuclear Plant that would ease the situation to ready for two months but its licensing has been delayed by the atomic Energy commission. Electricity a chief rival natural Gas also to in Short Supply it has been estimated that in 20 years the demand for natural Gas will be 1% Quot times All Gas discovered in the nation s history. Yet the number of producing Gas Wells drilled in the country dropped from 3,105 in 1955 to 1,293 in 1968. The reserves which remain Are already committed for future use there to no Gas available for new Gas. Customers in Many parts of the country. There has been a corresponding decline in crude Oil production and a shortage of domestically produced residual fuel Oil. Residual fuel Oil to. Just what the name implies the Dregs the leftovers after a barrel of crude Oil has Tad More sophisticated derivatives like gasoline and Jet fuel refined out of it. In . Refineries the leftover fuel Oil amounted to Only 7 per cent of each barrel of crude Oil. As the nation grew so did its demand far fuel Oil. From. 1956 to 1968the growth of fuel Oil demand held steady at just under 2 per cent a year. In 1968, demand grew 5 per cent in 1969, it grew 10 per cent in the first half of 1970, it grew 20 per cent. About the same time demand began to surge the Supply got hit broadside. The trans arabian pipeline which carried crude Oil from the Middle East to the Mediterranean was sabotaged and the syrian government has refused to permit re a ire the Only other route to the Mediterranean was the Suez canal but it waa closed Down during the 1967 Arab a Sadi War and has. Yet to reopen. So All Middle East Oil must be carried by tankers around the Cape of Good Hope a time consuming trip which has increased the demand for tankers sixfold and More than doubled transport costs in two Yean. The trip slowed deliveries and while see Winter Page in by Bill Neikirk associated press writer Washington a picking up where president. Nixon left off Federal Reserve Board chairman Arthur f. Burns says the government might have to use compulsory arbitration and a wage Price review Board to Battle inflation in the most far reaching list of anti inflation proposals by a government official in the Nixon adm nist rat Ion. B urns suggested monday night changes in minimum wage Laws for teenagers and More Liberal Oil import quotas organized labor immediately attacked his suggestions al Cio president George Meany said Burns a wants to Roll America Back to the lib Century and its economic a trickle Down a Cdr. Burna prescription is the wrong Medicine for the wrong patient at the wrong time a Meany said. A this last game plan for the administration put America into the cur rent recession. His new game plan would Worsen although the fed is an Independent Agency Burns and Nixon frequently Confer on economic strategy but there was no indication the White House had seen Burns speech made in los Angeles. Last Friday Nixon announced plans to increase Oil production to try to Roll Back a 25-cent per barrel increase in. Crude Oil prices., warned business and la bar not to bet on future inflation and called for Reform of labors bargaining in the construction Industry. Bums endorsed Nixon a move As a constructive Quot but said if inflation continues a numerous other measures might be taken to improve the functioning of our the wage Price review Board he said would have no enforcement Powers but would have Quot Broad authority to investigate advise and recommend on Price and wage compulsory arbitration might be needed in big labor disputes a Quot in industries that vitally involve the Public interest a be said. But while bums was suggest it Sec Economy Page is damage Sulla but opponents argued the measure would have turned the Federal judiciary into a system of Small claims courts enriched private Law firm Slid resulted in harassment of legitimate businessmen the Ion. Bill waa the second major consumer propos a i killed in the past two weeks at least in part by Republican design or apathy even though both were listed prominently by Nixon in his a buyer i Bill of rights Quot unveiled oct. 30, 1969 v the other which would have created an Independent consumer Protection Agency zipped through the Senate after Republican abandoned last minute efforts to weaken to. But it died it. The House rules committee when republicans joined with conservative democrats to keep it from going to the floor Nixon asks Congress for delay by a la Bur mtr re elected Leon Matanee waa monday reelected Phair Man of the Hyde county Board of county commissioners and Tommy Jones was re elected vice chairman earlier. Ballance Jones and Leonard Smith were sworn in for new terms on the Board also taking oaths for new terms were sheriff Charlie j. Cahoon and Register of deeds mrs Evelyn h. Dixon Washington it Apt a nationwide Railroad strike thu Day appeared inevitable after negotiations cot lapsed Early today a Union Leader said the walkout will be called even if it Mig a Grant 1�?~resident no a on s request for a 45 Day delay a we must strike Quot said president . Dennis of the brotherhood. Of railway clerks largest at four Afl-cio1 unions representing nearly 500.000 work Ere in the wage dispute Dennis said his Union to ready to risk jail terms fines and Public pressure to win its demands Dennis spoke after a late night bargaining session called by the labor department failed to produce an agreement at a voluntary postponement Nixon in asking Congress to require a postponement said a strike would impose a hardship on the american people a i urge that Congress act quickly on my proposal Quot Nixon a Aid Quot so that a crippling stoppage can be averted and so that the nation s Tea Velare and shippers Ca n depend on uninterrupted services he said if Congress orders an Extension of bargaining time and no settlement to reached by Jan 23, he will make new recommendations to the lawmakers Dennis said the Union members Tad waited More then a year since their last pay raise and had no patience for further delay the dispute has dragged out nearly a year under delaying a provision Quot of the Taw and demos Aid any further Federal intervention would be a like changing the Rulana of a football game when one Side is close to the goal "1 Dennis said a sees no possibility of averting a strike. Assistant Secretary of labor w j. Usery said no further talks have been scheduled and the next move is up to Congress the four Union rejected the a Ibee hails., Page it Man a Over 500 in state March discount building Allen Roper merchant. Dies Belhaven Allen Roper 67, merchant at Burbage Crossroads it 1, Bath died this morning in the Pun go District Hospital Here. Funeral services will be held wednesday at 2 . From the Chapel of the Paul funeral Home Tare with Norman Miller and pern Ell Gallop officiating. Burial wiil he in Pamlico memorial gardens in Washington. Pallbearers will be Randolph Berry Jack Godley James Harris Alphus Lewis Johnny Cox and Thorne Paul. Or Roper was. Born sept. 5, 1903, son of the late l. W. And Annie Gibbs Roper. He married Dora Mcgowan. He was a member of the st. Claire a Church of Christ surviving besides his wife Are one son Linwood Roper of Raleigh and one Stater mrs. Eunice Spencer of Belhaven construction to now underway on the new Gibson discount Center in the City located at f 5th st. And Hackney Avenue across from. Washington Square shopping Center. J. D. Cooper of Elizabeth City a Gibson spokesman announced the project today and said the store is scheduled for an Early March of 1971 opening. A we think Washington is an exceptional town and. We re looking Forward to a. Greater business Here than in our other stores in Elizabeth City and Wilson Quot Cooper said. The spokesman explained that the local building will be Quot three or four times larger than theae other a we pledge to sell Quality merchandise at discount priest and. Will leave no atone unturned to afford our customers the beat for the lowest Price a Cooper remarked. Merchandise categories will include a Complete line of a porting goods toys school supplies soft goods hardware Lawn supplies Auto. Jewelry records cameras and photographic supplies with a drug department plans Are being made to include a prescription service. The first Gibson store opened in 1958 in Abilene Texas and in 1970 the franchise includes Over 500 branches scattered throughout 29 of the states. O. B. Stephens or. Owns the franchise. A the guiding Powers behind Gibson s is to make each store a part at the Community in which it to located and this is accomplished by hiring mostly local people and stocking items of interest in the area Quot Cooper explained. Central offices for the firm Are located near Dallas Texas. The Parent firm sponsors a bios. Where individual stores make selections and have shipments made direct. Gibson a franchises Heve the Benefit of accumulative buying Power and Access to More then 30,000 items some 11,000 of which Are Welt known bread
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