The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 21, 1976 · Page 15
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Tuesday, December 21, 1976
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December 21, 1976 PAGE 16 HAYS DAILY NEWS Bergland Favors Higher Ag Supports By BERNARD BRENNER WASHINGTON (UPI) — Agriculture Secretary- designate Rep. Bob Bergland, D-Minn., is an on-the-record advocate of raising farm price supports and setting up a farmer-controlled national grain reserve to bring more stability to food supplies and prices. Bergland shied away Monday from discussing specific future farm policy steps in a news conference at which Presidentelect Jimmy Carter announced his selection at Plains, Ga. But he promised to be a "farmer's advocate" in the Carter cabinet, and indicated he has not changed his past views about efforts to promote stability in food prices and supplies. American farm income will depend heavily in the future on global crop and economic decisions because American farmers depend heavily on export markets, Bergland said. And the "one variable that is neither predictable nor controllable" in determining foreign demand for American crops is the weather, he said. Noting that two good crop years in 1975 and 1976 have produced surpluses of wheat and rice and low farm prices for those crops, Bergland said he would favor a policy "that will take these vagaries (of weather) into account." "We need to plan for contingencies," he said. Bergland did not directly mention reserves Monday, but in a recent UPI interview he said,, "we need a policy that takes into account the possible extremes in weather and gets us ready for them. We need (reserve) systems that can absorb and remove surpluses, /Dells peal ^rijj joyously from cnurch towers everywrTere'! spreading a message of Peace. We say thanks for their ,.. jubilant message. 312 E. 9 L K Dairy Hays, Ks. and release them when they're needed." The Minnesotan, who operates his own 600-acre family farm at Roseau, Minn., and has been a farm adviser for Vice President-elect Sen. Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., declined Monday to discuss specifics of possible increases in farm support floors because "these are matters I will discuss with President Carter and members of the Cabinet." About a week before his selection, however, he said in an interview that, "I don't know what the President-elect will want to do, but as a member of Congress I feel the present support rates are too low. Support loans should at least cover the farmer's out- of-pocket costs, and they don't do that now." Bergland said future U.S. farm policy must also be geared to using American crops as a "development tool" to help developing nations grow. "We haye to devise a policy that enables agriculture to expand at a rate that can be acommodated by the rising (world) population. But we can't be naive enough to think that population is commercial demand. The need is there, but it comes in poor countries," he said. Also, he said that while a congressman he favored negotiation of international commodity trade agreements which set floors and ceilings for prices of key commodities. Bergland's selection was praised Monday by leaders of farm groups including the National Farmers Union and National Farmers Organization who like his past commitments to stronger protection for farmers, and by consumer leaders who praised his "excellent" consumer voting record and his sympathy for the food stamp rogram. The American Farm Bureau Federation said his selection "has merit," but the group warned it couid be in conflict with future Bergland policy unless he "reevaluates" his past endorsement of raising price supports. Visits School Amy Carter, daughter of the Pretldent- elect, shields herself from the rain as she and her mother (background) leave Stevens School in Washington, D.C., Monday after meeting with Amy's teacher. Earlier, they made a private visit to the White House. (UPI Photo) Amy Sad To Leave Her Old Friends WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nine-year-old Amy Carter feels much the same as any little girl whose parents are moving to a strange city. She is sad to leave her old friends, and shy in her new surroundings. Some of Amy's fears were eased Monday when she selected her bedroom at the White House and visited with future classmates and teachers at the Stevens public school, where she will enroll soon after her father becomes president Jan. 20. Her mothers Rosalynn Carter, seemed relieved by Amy's reaction to the trip. "Amy never has been too excited about coming to Washington," Mrs. Carter confided to reporters. "I thought maybe if I brought her here and let her see the White House and her school she might get excited." She said the trip clearly had an effect on Amy, adding, "She told me this morning, 'I think we're going to have fun in Washington.' hard for her at first, but it will be home for her soon." Mrs. Carter said Amy now feels as sad as she felt when she was forced to leave "all her little friends" in the second grade in Atlanta at the end of her father's term as governor of Georgia. "It's hard for a child that age to leave her friends," Mrs. Carter added. At Stevens school, Amy played with a small computer terminal known as -"The Turtle," met her teachers and then visited with the children in her fourth grade class. Her future classmates sent Amy home with a packet of letters they had written to her. Amy, who sometimes clowns for the cameras, was shy when she emerged from the big brick schoolhouse. She ran through the rain with a large piece of white art paper over her head, refusing to talk with reporters. Mrs. Carter said she will wait until Jan. 24, the Monday after Inauguration Day, to send Amy off to her first full day at Stevens. Amy did not formally enroll in the school Monday because her mother forgot to bring the application form along. Misses' packaged pantiesl J°o% our reg. 1.96 3 pairs to a package. Your choice of briefs or bikinis in assorted styles, colors and fabrics. Sizes 5-7. Large sizes, reg. 2.27 pkg. of 3, just 1.55 Novelty slip-ons Short and long sleeve styles with U or V-necks. Solids, stripes and novelties in acrylics, nylons and polyesters. Sizes, S, M, L. OUR REG. 4.57-4.96 Polyester pants Stretch your wardrobe budget with polyester pants that look sensational and feel comfortable. Many popular colors in sizes 6-18. OUR REG. 7.96 "* BROADWAY AT 29th STREET HAYS, KANSAS Arms Embargo Asked Against South Africa UNITED NATIONS (UPI) — The General Assembly again has called for an arms embargo against South Africa and economic sanctions against Rhodesia, handing a key test to the administration of President-elect Jimmy Carter. The assembly Monday voted, 107-6, with 12 abstentions, to ask the Security Council to make another attempt to impose an arms embargo on South Africa because of its continmd presence in South West Africa (Namibia.) It also voted, 124-0, with 7 abstentions, to expand and enforce existing economic sanctions against -Rhodesia and specifically condemned the United States for its continued imports of Rhodesian nickel and chrome under special congressional legislation. The United States, joined by . Britain and France, voted against the first resolution and abstained from voting for the second. Besides requesting the arms embargo, the South African resolution reiterated its recognition of the South West Africa People's Organization as the "sole authentic representative" of Namibia and confirmed its right to use force if necessary to establish an independent state. African diplomats acknowledged that the United States and Britain were likely to veto the resolutions when they go to the Security Council, as they did with a similar resolution passed by the assembly last Oct. 19. Birth o! Christ, His wondrous Christmas i&lessings and a very happy NEW YEAR. —Larry and Sharon Wilson Funeral Home Israeli Pri Minister Quits JERUSALEM (UPI) Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin resigned from office, plunging Israel into a period of political uncertainty that could delay a resumption of Middle East peace-making efforts. Rabin handed a one-line letter of resignation to President Ephraim Katzir Monday night after two days of hectic political activity sparked by his decision to fire three National Religious party ministers from his coalition government. Political analysts said Rabin's bombshell announcement may have spelled a setback for Middle East peaceseeking efforts, which had been expected to resume early in 1977 after the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter. Rabin's resignation was timed to avoid certain defeat for his Labor government on a no-confidence vote to be introduced in the Knesset (parliament) today by the major Likud opposition bloc. Political sources also said the move was designed to secure early elections, thereby weakening the chances of Defense Minister Shimon Peres and former Foreign Minister Abba Eban to seize the leadership from Rabin. Rabin's resignation meant there will be general elections around May 1977 instead of next November as scheduled. He will head a caretaker government until the vote. Rabin Sunday unexpectedly expelled the three National Religious ministers from his coalition cabinet because two of them broke agreement and feRAFFOT Javrts Predicts Health Program MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI) — Sen. Jacob K. Javits says a "rebellion" against high medical charges will force the Congress to draft a national health care program within two years. / "National health care is an idea whose time has come," Javits said. "The public is disgruntled and demands relief." Giving the keynote address to the annual forum of the Southern Council of Optometry Monday, Javits said any program would be "free and open" and involve no doctor being compelled to work for the government at graded salaries.. abstained in a no-confidence vote a.week earlier. That vote was triggered • by the allegation Rabin's government staged a welcoming ceremony for three American- built F15 warplanes, desecrating the Jewish Sabbath. Another factor in Rabin's decision was the resignation of two Independent Liberal party ministers from his shaky cabinet Monday night, a move that would have reduced its parliamentary support to 53 out of 120 deputies. Rabin took office from Prime Minister Golda Meir in July 1974 in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur war, Israel's costliest in lives and military equipment. Rabin reacted sharply to suggestions that his move was designed to gain him a freer hand in future Middle East peace moves. "I saw a trend toward division in the.heart of the people as one of the main problems to be faced and all of my moves were related to this basic issue," he said. But sources in the Israeli capital suggested Washington would now relax the pressures on Tel Aviv to agree to give up occupied Arab territory that were expected to precede the reopening of the Geneva Middle East peace talks. Gilmore In Solitary Confinement SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Gary Gilmore is serving a disciplinary sentence in solitary confinement longer than his current life expectancy — the results of a weekend melee with several guards. Prison Lt. Thomas Bona said Monday night that Gilmore had tried to smash several light fixtures Saturday night in his cell at the prison infirmary, where the convicted murderer has been kept while recovering from his second suicide attempt. Bona said When guards rushed in to quiet the convict, "he swung and kicked at them, hitting one of the officers two or three tinnes. But they restrained him and simply removed anything from the cell he could use as a weapon. "I think the tussle was one of the reasons they moved him back over" to Death Row, Bona said. "He had been sentenced to 45 days in isolation, apparently, and he's been returned to maximum security to serve it out, which is a little interesting in light of the fact that he's supposed to be executed in less than 30 days," said Gilmore's attorney, Ron Stanger. "But I guess that's prison rules." Stanger said the 36-year-old murderer was impatient for sunrise Jan 17., when he is scheduled to face a firing squad. "He said he's not shying away from the 17th. It can't come too soon for him," Stanger said after meeting with Gilmore. Gilmore was put in solitary last Wednesday, but his second suicide attempt Thursday morning interrupted his confinement. December observance Southwestern Bell

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