Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on November 21, 1978 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, November 21, 1978
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2—Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Tuesday, November 21, 1978 FROM SPLITS TO SPLAT — This Russian dancer is wise enough not to whisper any elephant jokes while precariously balanced between two massive beasts. One elephantine guffaw could change her pose from splits to splat. The three are part of the new "Elephants and Dancers" act in Moscow's Lenin State Circus. Death squad 'thought they had killed me'—Cobb By H. D. QU1GG UPI Senior Editor SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — A defector from the People's Temple who survived the airport ambush that took five lives says the cult's death squad "thought they had killed me." James Cobb Jr., a former Ukiahan, who was with the visiting party fired on by temple gunmen Saturday, said he was "very lucky." He returned to San Francisco Monday after surviving the attack in which Rep. Leo Ryan, D-Calif., and four others died on a dirt airstrip as they were about to depart the cult's Jonestown settlement. He was one of eight San Francisco Bay Area persons with relatives in the Temple who returned following the airport attack and later murder-suicide orgy of Temple leader Jim Jones and nearly 400 of his followers. "I was on the opposite side of the trailer (carrying the gunmen) and hurrying to get people on the planes," Cobb said of the airstrip ambush. "I saw CNBC reporter Don) Harris, the congressman, (NBC cameraman) Bob Brown. I saw them go down. I ran to the jungle 50 yards and dove into the jungle. They thought they had killed me. "I was there two hours, and it got dark and I climbed a tree ... and I was scared." Cobb, 45, who grew up with a family that followed the People's Temple Holiday deadlines for Daily Journal Because the Daily Journal will not publish Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), deadline for church news and classified ads for the Friday paper will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. creed faithfully, said he feared they were dead in the mass murder-suicide that followed the attack on the Ryan party. He said two brothers, three sisters 2nd his mother were in the camp when massive shootings and poisonings took place. Himself a former People's Temple member, he had gone to Guyana to try to take his relatives out. "It wasn't mass suicide. It was mass murder," Cobb told reporters at San Francisco International Airport following an interview with FBI agents. Cobb said he thought Jones' motive in ordering the mass killings was, ironically, "because he didn't want to be exposed as inhumane and bizarre. He just wanted to take everyone along with him." Asked if he considered himself in danger, Cobb replied: "I always have been a target. I have had a lot of death threats. Anybody who probably tried to expose Jones should be concerned about himself." Cobb, a black man with a beard and wearing a little gold necklace, was asked if Jones, a professed fighter for civil rights, might actually have hated blacks. "Oh, yes," Cobb replied. What Jones did and felt "was the worst that I have ever heard of in history." Another person returning from Guyana, Grace Stoen, described Monday how she once practiced suicide rituals with the leader of the bizarre cult — and how it turned out to be an omen of the events in the Guyana. Ms. Stoen had a child by Jones that became the subject of a custody suit between Jones and her husband, Tim, a San Francisco attorney and once an aide to Jones. She was in Georgetown during the bloodletting. The child, John, 6, was in the death camp. 1 One report from Guyana said a 7-year-old, John S. S to wen, had died at Jonestown. "I haven't gotten any word about my son yet," she said. Referring to past experiences as a Jones follower, Mrs. Stoen said: "I went through one false suicide because Jones wanted to see how people would act psychologically. He wanted us to be little Jim Jones's." She said Jones "always knew his church was going to fall apart if he was gone." Inflation slightly higher; economy remains on target WASHINGTON (UPI) - Inflation during the July- September quarter was slightly higher than previously believed, but economic growth remained on target with administration projections, the government reported today. The worst news in the Commerce Department's revised report on third quarter economic developments was word that after-tax corporate profits rose just 1.2 percent — compared with an 18 percent jump during the second quarter. The department said inflation during the third quarter, as measured by the so-called "implicit price deflator," increased 7.1 percent, a notch higher than the 7 percent gain originally reported last month. The implicit price deflator measures inflation on an economy-wide basis while the Labor Department's monthly Consumer Price Index tracks only prices paid by consumers at retail outlets. The Commerce Department also said the "real" Gross National Product — the total output of goods and services adjusted for inflation — increased 3.4 percent during the third quarter, unchanged from the orginal estimate made last month. The 3.4 percent increase was considerably below the second quarter's 8.7 percent growth rate, but was consistent with the administration's prediction that the economy would grow at about a 3.75 percent annual rate this year. As the government was releasing its economic indicators, Brookings Institution economist Arthur Okun was telling reporters that President Carter "is going to get the recession" next year. Okun and several other private economists have forecast that the nation is headed for a recession in 1979 because of unchecked inflation. Carter and Federal Reserve Board Chairman G. William Miller dispute the predictions. They claim the economy will slow down next year, but not enough to plunge into a recession. The motto of the state of Maine is Dirigo, I Direct. Sales and use tax monies distributions announced SACRAMENTO Mendocino County received $135,000 from the November allocation of sales and use tax, the state Board of Equalization announced last week. Cities in the county received over 1200,000' as their share. The Board of Equalization distributes a quarter of the state's six percent sales and use tax to California's counties and cities each month. Statewide, the November allocation included (98.5 million to cities and $18 million to counties. Ukiah 's share of the funds was $102,500. Fort Bragg received $50,000; Point Arena, $1,900; and Willits, $46,000. Quality Service at Reasonable Prices 485-8811 ***** ******* * t t "FREE MOW' DRAWING I « For Information, look for coupon in the "X-mas Coupon * 4 Section" in tomorrows Journal. # Motosports Inc. * t 740 So. State St., Ukiah * ,»*** + ****-******##*#**# TO UKIAH SUBSCRIBERS of the URIAH DAILY JUUKNAL PLEASE do not make advance subscription payments to your CARRIERBOY, If you wish to pay your subscription in advance, 3 6 or 12 months, please pay direct to the UKIAH DAILY JOUR NAL. Carrierboys receive full credit each month. Mail ami Auto Routes must TRAVEL NOTES by Yvonne L. Metzler Portugal still offers tourists top value for the dollar, excellent accommodations and enough diversity to make spending your entire vacation within one country feasible. The Algarve, in Southern Portugal, was discovered by wise travelers years ago and Is especially popular as a European resort. Luxurious facilities, miles of beaches along magnificent coastlines, excellent golf courses, tennis, riding, boating and fantastic food make the Aigarve the perfect place for golfers, sun-seekers and those just looking for a place to unwind. Rates for most apartments and villas are lower than the cost of a hotel room elsewhere in Europe, and there are two week packages at unbelievable prices. Rentals can be arranged for a one week stay or as long as several months; you can also combine the Algarve and Lisbon with other places in Portugal and Spain. My recent visit to Spain and Portugal took me to a lovely old castle in Portugal where I spent the night amid the luxuries of a by-gone era. Sintra proved a fascinating shopper's paradise, Lisbon a fast-paced modern city. And within a days drive of Lisbon the attractions are almost without number. Call us today for detailed brochures and rates. We think this is a place you'll return to year after year. A-l TRAVEL PLANNERS 495-B E PERKINS ST. 462-2931 New report links eye color with personality NEW YORK (UPI) - After years of research a new reportt>y behavioral scientists links your eye*c0lor with your personality. S6me traits: Black eyes — hot-tempered, impulsive. Blue eyes — great stamina. Green-hazel eyes — stable, imaginative. Gray eyes — obstinate, courageous. Light brown eyes — shy, individualistic. Dark brown eyes — thrifty, hardworking. Two behavioral scientists, Dr. John Glover and Dr. A.L. Gary of the Chattanooga Institute of Human Studies report these findings in the December issue of Science Digest. Blue-eyed people tend to have extraordinary stamina, but get bogged down by routine. Gray-eyed people are obstinate and courageous — and are likely to stick with a routine job that puts little demand on intelligence. Light brown-eyed people are individualists, tend to be shy, are dependent on a personal routine and find it hard to take orders. Those with green-hazel eyes are the happiest — stable yet imaginative, determined but aware of their limitations. Black-eyed people tend to be impulsive and hot-tempered, but can take command in a crisis, can cope with unexpected difficulties and can make snap decisions that usually turn out to be right. Those with dark brown eyes may be bank managers who are unlikely to be taken in by hard-luck stories and may tell you bluntly the solution to your plea for an extension of your overdraft is thrift and hard work Glover and Gary say the perfect boss would have green or light gray eyes, would be understanding, patient, firm but just, and a good listener and less affected by financial or social pressure. "Watch out for a black-eyed boss," Science Digest concludes. "And if you happen to be one, it's worth disguising those bad-tempered eyes behind a pair of yellow-tinted glasses!" In tests of dark-eyed children and light-eyed children, the report said TODAY'S MARKET (f| those with dark eyes were much better in those tests involving a time limit. And when the pressure was on them, at using their initiative to work out solutions. They also were more energetic and inventive — and also more likely to give up when the work became tedious. Light-eyed youngsters, on the other hand, • did better in tests involving careful consideration, application, and staying power, for instance, when doing complicated jigsaws, crosswords, and puzzles involving pieces of twisted wire. There was no significant difference in the two groups in mathematics, but the light-eyed children were more widely read and seemed more able to remember information from books and other sources. Kirghizia Kirghizia is in the eastern part of Soviet Central Asia, on the frontier of Sinkiang (western China). The people, once nomadic, now breed cattle and horses and grow tobacco, cotton, rice and sugar beets. ' |/in|| PHONE 462-67813 BATEMAN EICHLER, HILL RICHARDS INC. Industrials +1.05 Volume 11,860,000 Advances 723 Declines 497 Unchanged 487 Transportation +.05 Utilities +.41 Listed Stocks: Albertsons 341< +4 American Tel & Tel 61 7 « Un. Bank of America 25^4 - L s Boise Cascade 25*8 Un. Heublein 28% +% Evans Products lo 3 ^ +^ 4 General Motors 55 % +h* Georgia Pacific 25 v 4 Un. IBM 264% +% Louisiana Pacific 19^ 8 Un. Houston Oil & Mineral 17 7 s + Vs Masonite 184 McDonald's 46'/8 + V* Mobil Oil 67V 4 -V 4 Nat'l Semi-Conductor 20 78 +*» Natomas 39 7 / 8 -4 NCR Corp. 594 -4 Pacific Gas & Elec. 22% Un. Sears, Roebuck 20V 4 -4 Standard Oil of Calif. 4&y« -t -Tfe Transamerica 15% Un. Diagnostic Data (OTC) 234 +v 4 London gold 200 +1.15 Sonoma Vineyards 54 +4 Caterpillar Tractor 56% Un. Hi-Shear 8% + 4 NEW YORK (UPI) - The stock market edged higher early Tuesday despite in­ vestor disappointment over the dollar's decline abroad and a slowdown in corporate profits. Trading was slow. The Dow Jones industrial average, off nearly three points at the outset, was ahead 0.09 point to 805.69 around noon EST. The Dow had gained 20.35 points the previous four sessions. Advances led declines, 616 to 528, among the 1,597 issues crossing the New York Stock Exchange tape. The dollar's softness on foreign exchanges early in the day sparked some selling, analysts said. A major factor in the market's latest revival has been the greenback's recent recovery abroad. Some selling also was attributed to a government report that third-quarter after-tax corporate profits rose only 1.2 percent from the second quarter. They climbed 18 percent in the second quarter from the first. Also, the government said the third- period gross national product rose 3.4 percent. Prices were mixed in moderate trading of American Stock Exchange issues. Kellogg was the most active NYSE-listed issue, off 4 to 184 following a block of 259,500 shares at 18%. STARTS TONIGHT 5 NIGHTS ONLY SPECIAL FAMILY PROGRAM FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS BLAZING WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS DALE VALENTINE KNOTTS • 2ND FAMILY FUN FEATURE "I want everybody to run out and see this movie!" — WOR Radio 1 A "Take any kids you can lay your hands onr —Cosmopolitan £>UG6Y MA LONE I, SH** nColor STARTS AT 8:49 Added Disnev Cartoon " SPH Control" NOW PLAYING - SEE THIS ONE : 0LL0W THE CROWDS-EVERYONE'S GOING! It was the Deltas against the rules... the rules lost! 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