The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 12, 1976 · Page 21
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Hays, Kansas
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Sunday, December 12, 1976
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December 12, 1976 PAGE 22 HAYS DAILY NEWS Carter Places Jobs On Top . PLAINS, Ga. (UPI) — Jimmy Carter has placed job .creating programs at the top of his list of priorities to stimulate a sagging economy, plus a tax cut if necessary. Barring some dramatic turnaround in the economy, it appears Carter will ask Congress for $5 billion or more in jobs programs and $10 billion or more in tax cuts. But despite increasing pressure, Carter continued to keep his options open during a two-day trip to Washington, saying, "The size of an economic stimulus, if it is needed, still remains to be decided." . Carter returned to Plains Friday night after meeting Thursday and Friday with hundreds of members of Congress, business leaders, staff members planning his transition to power and possible Cabinet appointees. Carter had no public activities planned today. He said he will continue working at home on his cabinet, which he has said he hopes to complete by Christmas. His last stop before leaving Washington was at the Pentagon where he said in a sidewalk press conference that he still feels $5 billion to $7 billion could be cut from the Pentagon budget and that jobs would come before tax cuts in his list of priorities. "My first priority is toward jobs," Carter said. "If the amount of stimulus is more than the jobs can implement, I will make up the difference from taxes." The statement was the first clear indication of Carter's thinking on how the sluggish economy, should be stimulated. It came after word started coming from his camp, including budget director Thomas B. Lance, .hinting at a (ax cut as a top priority. Carter appeared to be attempting to correct that impression while at the same time returning to his dominant campaign theme of creating jobs. Carter essentailly has two options. He can create jobs, which means that otherwise unproductive persons are added to the work force, paying taxes instead of collecting unemployment or welfare. The other option is to decrease taxes, thus pumping money into the economy to be spent or saved. Carter confirmed reports that his staff has recomm- mended a tax cut of $15 billion "among other options." A group of major business executives met with Carter Thursday and recommended a $23 billion program including $15 billion in tax cuts, $3 billion in investment incentives and $5 billion in job-creating programs. Carter spent an hour more than had.been planned at the Pentagon, where he had lunch with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In the afternoon he had briefings on the military command system. Bogus Bills Ronald J. Szege, agent in charge of the Cleveland office of the U.S. Secret Service, holds stacks of counterfeit $100 bills that were seized in a $12 million raid. The raid, the largest of its kind OLD FASHIONED BARGAIN DAYS 'Yesterday's Prices Are Back At..." 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VITZTUM Decorating Center 113 East 13th • Hays • 625-5623 Condemned Killer Turns Philosopher SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Condemned killer Gary Gilmore, made famous by his wish to die, has turned into a jailhouse philosopher whose advice is sought by concerned parents, curious children and the lovelorn. Hundreds of letters pour into the prison cell of the convicted murderer each day and Gilmore reads them all. "There's always a pile of mail two feet high and two feet thick,",says his attorney, Ron Stanger. "Every day it's the same." Prison officials say the volume has sometimes reached 400 letters a day. The deluge began after Gilmore dramatically .told the courts he did not want to appeal his murder conviction, but was ready to face a firing squad as punishment for his crime and "die with dignity, like a man." When he feels like it, Gilmore answers the letters- writing neatly .on a yellow legal pad, dispensing advice on child rearing or justice or explaining his views on sin, life, death and th'e hereafter. The admitted killer of two young fathers, who has spent nearly all his adult life in ever staged in Ohio, was made on two locations in Akron. Four men were arrested and the' plates confiscated. (UPI Photo) prison, urged a Salt Lake City woman to fall back on the traditional values of work and discipline in rearing her .children. "There's a lot to be said for the so-called 'old fashioned' values: work, discipline, etc, I think they belong among what might be more aptly termed 'eternal verities,'" he wrote Mrs. Charlotte Howe. The woman sent a letter to Gilmore asking what parents could do to save their children from the corruption of society Without making them rebels. "I believe parents should love their children," said the convict, who had an unhappy childhood and hated his father. "They should be firm in discipline — ain't nothing like fair discipline." "But let them have a little freedom, too," he added. "Show trust, love, concern." Though Mrs. Howe didn't ask, Gilmore also described his belief in an afterlife. "All souls are headed for the same place, the land of no darkness. Some call it heaven. Whatever it is, it is a place where eurything is ultimately clear —everything is ultimately just." Twelve-year-old Lisa Larochelle of Holyoke, Mass/, wrote letters to several famous people asking, "What will be the first question you will ask God when you see him?" One letter came 'to Gilmore. * "I don't feel that any questions will be necessary when we eventually meet God," he wrote back. "I sort of believe we are all God; that God dwells in each of us and'iif all living things; that all living- things are but sparks of the; Divine." •'; Stanger said most of Gil-, more's mail is religious—; "people wanting him to repent; or accept Christ." '. ; He also gets a lot of hate' mail, the lawyer added, and romantic letters from female: admirers. . ; •: Stanger said Gilmore doesn't talk much about the love letters, but has hinted that some of the women have proposed marriage. ; The convict's only romantic interest is Nicole Barrett, a 20- year-old divorced mother of two who joined him in an unsuccessful suicide pact last month. Banker Takes On Repair Of Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) — For 19 months, politicians and generals ruled Lebanon at gunpoint, masterminding a civil war that killed 35,000 and left the country in ruin. Now, a softspoken banker who;attended the University of Indiana has unceremoniously thrown out all the old political faces and taken on "the toughest job faced by any government in the history of Lebanon" — the reconstruction of the nation. Selim Al Hoss, named by President Elias Sarkis as his premier, named an eight- member cabinet of. non-politician Moslems and Christians.' The appointment of Hoss and his subsequent naming of technocrats rather than politicians to his government has generated a feeling of cautious optimism among Beirutis who have lived under the rule of gun for more than a year and half. "What do you think? Do you , think it will last?" are. the questions every Beiruti asks. . And though no one will venture an answer yet, there are optimists who believe Beirut can rise_.from the rubble and once again become' 'the great commercial and financial center of the Middle East. "I'm going to wait until the end of the month," said Francois Ghattas, 40, who lost $250,000 and the work of 25 years when his downtown west Beirut paper.goods shop was pillaged. , "But if it's all right then, I'll put some things out, maybe a thousand dollars worth -? not all," he said. "I lost too much to take a chance on losing it all again. Everything I "have worked for all my life. I must be sure there is peace and stability this time." In the east Beirut industrial suburb of Mekalles, located next to the Tal Zaatar Palestinian refugee camp, site of perhaps the bitterest battles of the war, an industrialist surveyed the ruins of his factory. "I have nothing any more," he said. "My factory is demolished, my house is hardly standing. But we will rebuild if they leave us alone. Have a little confidence in us and come back in a year." Within the first week of his premiership, Hoss has begun to spank new life'back into the city that was once known as the Pearl of the Levant. Repairmen are stringing up broken power lines. A mailman will show up with a batch of letters that have been delayed in delivery for over a. year. Air freight stranded '19! months at Beirut airport is being distributed. ; Many Lebanese banks have reopened branches that were long closed, even some of the big foreign banks have returned such as First; National of Chicago and' Citibank of frewVork. "";" On the old "Green Line"checkpoint by the MuseumV-" the area thatpnce marked the: deadly no-man's-land between; Christian east and Moslem west Beirut—there is now-a- thriving fruit-and-vegetable market.. '. V Hamra Street in uptown;. west Beirut is once agajm choked with pedestrians and the traffic jams are mind-' boggling to 'those who remember that only two; months ago few people ventured to walk in the area, jet alone window-shop, because of the terror shelling, ^ Beirut's port in will not open until later in the month, but bn Friday two freighters visited, the harbor on their way 'to other Lebanese ports. Western Governors Try To Reduce Duplication DENVER (UPI) - Governors of 12 western states Friday authorized a task force to begin developing plans for consolidation or elimination of numerous interstate agencies dealing problems of mutual concern. The governors, who created the task force last summer to study problems of the multis- tate organizations, accepted the group's recommendations that reorganization could save taxpayer dollars and increase interstate efficiency by elimi- nang duplication of effort. • Proposals to streamline agencies dealing with water, human and natural resources, agriculture, education and research and technology were adopted unanimously by the governors. The proposal concerning energy was approved over opposition from the governors of North and South Dakota. "I just felt it was too soon to vote because there is so much to consider," said South Dakota Gov. Richard Knejp. "This resolution has diluted my state's vote, participation and influence, and I object to that." The governors also adopted a proposal for immediate integration of management of the Western Interstate Nuclear Board, the Western Governors' Regional Energy Policy Office, the Federation of Rocky Mountain States and the Western Governors' Conference. Colorado Gov. Richard D. Lamm said many of the multistate groups were beneficial. But he said no one would agree all of them "are necessary or operate effectively." "Their numbers have grown like topsy and have resulted in a substantial drain on state finances and personnel time," Lamm said. Philip M. Burgess, staff director for the task force, said the study of the multistate organizations indicated their governing boards held 186 meetings last year. And the 120 groups, with combined budgets of $31 million, charged member states more than $2.7 million in dues. "These meetings involved more than 1,100 man-days 61 the time of state personnel,." : Burgess said. "If all state; members attended, and; assuming one-day meetings, more than three man-years of state personnel time were spent in board meetings last year." In addition to Lamm and Kneip, governors attending were Jay Hammond, Alaska; : Raul Castro, Arizona; Cecil Andrus, Idaho; Thomas Judge, Montana; J. James Exon, Nebraska; Mike O'Callaghan, Nevada; Jerry Apodaca, New Mexico; Arthur Link, North Dakota; Calvin Rampton, Utah) and Ed Herschler, Wyoming. Gov.-elect Scott Matheson, Utah, also attended and California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington sent representatives. Church Has Extra Preacher PRETTY PRAIRIE (HNS) - The Pretty Prairie Methodist Church had an extra "preacher" at the pulpit Sunday. As the choir was singing the final hymn of the worship service, Rev. Herbert Boljnger left the pulpit to greet his congregation. Chuckles and then giggles erupted from the choir. Finally choir members became so amused that they stopped singing. Up at the pulpit the 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred €arrithers was perched in the large chair where the minister usually sits, perfectly contented. The tyke's mother was singing in the choir and he apparently thought it was time to get her and go home. \

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