The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 22, 1976 · Page 7
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December 22, 1976 PAGE 8 HAYS DAILY NEWS Bergland Doesn't Think Ag Controls Needed Now By ItEKNAKI) BKENNER WASHINGTON (UPI) Agriculture Secretary- designate Bob Bergland says he doesn't believe farm production controls will be needed during the next few years despite the fact that wheat stocks currently are building toward an expected 1 billion bushel level next summer. "I really ought not to speculate, but personally I would rather believe that we wouldn't need (production controls)," Bergland said in an interview late Tuesday. If surpluses continue to mount he would prefer to see them held in a reserve, he said. . The Minnesota Democratic House member, chosep Monday to serve as President- elect Jimmy Carter's agriculture secretary, said he hopes in the long run to see emphasis on expanding grain production to feed "a world that's hungry and expanding in its demand." "But having said that, may I point out very quickly that the supplies of grain in the world will also be influenced by weather, which is neither Pictured is Don Weightman, Sales Manager, handing the keys of a new 1977 Subaru to Mr. Willis Mohr of Albert, Kansas. Mr. Mohr was one of our first customers to purchase a 1973 Subaru. He has driven it over 105,000 miles without any engine, transmission or running train maintenance cost. His overall mileage was 37 miles per gallon without any oil usage between oil changes. Interstate Imports 170ft Hi way 183 Hays 625-7361 Save at Jtter .'•'•;*•'"> . ' iV DECEMBER 8th thru DECEMBER 24th HAMBURGER, FRENCH FRIES, COKE REG99C 59C ORDER OF FRENCH FRIES ICECREAM^- CONE V COTTAGE CHEESE BANANA SPLIT REG. $1.10 79C 89cl "• ICECREAM FREEZER $049 PAK U- HALF GAILONS FOR THE HOLIDAYS ^CRANBERRY SHERBET (Hand Packed) Quarts & Pints JfFUDGSICLES BPAK 390 * FRESH WHIPPING CREAM a oz 390 *HALF and HALF PT 370 ^ PARTY DIP and SOUR CREAM ( H« or M ATCH,3/ $ 1 °° A COMPLETE LINE OF GRADE A DAIRY PRODUCTS 412 East Eighth-Hays Phone 625-9818 predictable nor controllable. We can't tell with any degree of certainty what the economic circumstances will be like next year," Bergland said. What happens if grain stocks mount and farm prices continue to sag? "I would prefer, if need be, to store grain for a while rather than have (farmers) controlled by the use of (planting) restrictions," he said. Bergland, who has continued to operate his 600 acre family grain and lawnseed farm at Roseau, Minn., while serving in Congress, said he plans to comply with Carter's anticonflict of interest "divestiture requirements" by putting the farm into a blind trust. But he told Carter before accepting the appointment, Bergland added, that "I would not sell my place. It's my home...and I plan to go back there some day." Carter agreed it w6uldn't be necessary to sell the farm, Bergland said. "I will, however, rent the place out. I will, if need be, set up a blind trust — I think I'll probably do that anyhow so that any proceeds from the place, if any, will go into a trust over' which I have no control," the Minnesotan said. Bergland conferred Tuesday with outgoing Agriculture Secretary John A. Knebel and Carter transition officials. He planned further transition appearances Wednesday and an unusual joint appearance with Knebel and their wives at an Agriculture Department holiday reception before returning to his farm for Christmas. Reporter Victorious His Woman Mark Sinclair of Ballwln, Mo., has a strange hold over women, especially this plastic woman in an art class at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He recently made quite a stir on campus when he carried his homework to class. Mark is a senior majoring in sculpture. (UPI Photo) LOS ANGELES (UPI) Los Angeles Times' reporter William Farr has won one of the-longest running, best known press vs. judiciary conflicts. After five years, 46 days In jail, multiple court actions including repeated trips to the state and U.S. Supreme courts, Farr was free Wednesday from the prospect of going to jail for refusing to identify confidential news sources to Superior Judge Charles Older. "That's a great Christmas present," Farr rejoiced when the case ended Tuesday. Older has decided not to appeal a higher court ruling in Farr's favor, said Deputy County Counsel William Stewart. ' "He wants to let it go to bed," Stewart said. The struggle centered on Farr's refusal to tell Older, judge at the 1970 trial of the Charles Manson family for the Sharon Tate rnurders, which of the six prosecution and defense attorneys violated Older's gag order by leaking a Surgical Center Accused Of Inflating Patient Fees KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) — Kansas City Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tuesday accused an outpatient surgical center of inflating its patient fees and said that was the reason the health insurer reviews claims strictly. The company defended its health insurance policies at a hearing before a .Missouri Senate committee studying health care. Members of the committee earlier said they had received more complaints about the Kansas City company than any other tea 1th insurer in the state. As an example, the company said the Metro-Plaza Surgical Center charged $465 for removing a wart, an operation with a normal fee of less than $50. Metro-Plaza billed Blue Cross and Blue Shield for $565 in another case in which the fee usually is no more than $75, In another case, Metro- Plaza turned in a claim for $2,000 for surgery performed on one patient's feet in one day, Adae said. "We would suggest that a podiatrist's fee for one-day foot surgery of $2,000 billed to us by Metro-Plaza Surgical Center should be of concern to this committee," Adae said Blue Cross presented statistics to the committee showing the trend of charges before and after Metro-Plaza was licensed as a surgical center in March 1976. According to the insurance company's information, charges for. "overhead" before the- licensing ranged from $22.50 to $195 per patient, but after licensing, the charges jumped to an almost constant $340 per patient. document to Farr, then of thfe, Herald-Examiner. , i It was the transcript of ai^, interview with a potential^ witness, a cellmate of one O£H the Manson girls. She said the r "family" plotted to kill otheif)., celebrities, Including Frank,., Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor,^ When Older summoned him, ( . in 1971, demanding he identify r the lawyer, Farr cited the" California shield lavi^, protecting reporters front, being forced to divulge con-",j fidential sources. n j An appeals court ruled this,., law did not apply, saying thji ','• state legislature has np^ authority to interfere with a^, judge's powers to enforce his^, own orders in his own court, a precedent Farr's attorney's,,, never managed to overturn... In 1972-73, after repeated,,' refusals, Farr was jailed on an open-ended contempt citation.,, that could have kept him.,, behind bars until he relenteq^ or the judge died or retired,,,, He was freed on appeal afteij;, 46 days by a U.S. Supreme^, Court justice. j,,j In a key victory in 1975, a,H special Superior Court hearing, at which many ( (; nationally known news figures;, testified, ruled that journalist^, are bound by a code of,,professional ethics to keep;,, promises of confidentiality,,, Farr could not be expected to relent, the ruling said, so he could not be jailed again ori'/j the open-ended "coercive"'.•" sentence, but could be sen^ ' tenced to the maximum of five'.; days, as punishment. '" Older again demanded an'-' answer and imposed sentencq. But Farr had already been,, acquitted of criminal con : . F tempt in another trial for^ refusing to reveal the same information. On appeal, his lawyer successfully argued that Farr. could not be punished by one court after being acquitted of substantially the same offense in another. I)M]ia]m]M]M]M)MMimiMII]MMtMIMS>MMKMSM«XMMaW I ay the night before Christmas And all the year through Be happy and bright And enchanted for you! . . ) ^VOC* Police Arrest Oil Tycoon's Son"™ MALIBU, Calif. (UPI) -^ Julian A. Hammer, son Jf multimillionaire oil tycoon" 1 and art patron Armand 0 Hammer, was arrested'* Tuesday on a charge of'' receiving stolen property. ^ Sheriff's deputies said investigations of recen'f' 1 burglaries in the wealthy^'Malibu area led to the home of' Hammer, 47. There, deputlefr" said, they found a $200 antique dagger and a $25 ring. r! " From All Of Us At Kmart, We Wish You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year. BROADWAY AT 29th SIREET a HAYS, KS. Jflerr 111 fllhristmas P | stay with you and brighten m I ^ all your I 3 Sincere II I njb^thanks. HERMAN'S UPHOLSTERY SERVICE Hillside Drive Hays

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