The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on June 8, 1976 · Page 1
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HZf,TOR!C*U SOCXKtl BUUU.VT 59401 rises with help of loan LONDON (AP) - The pound maoe big gains today on the strength of a $6.3 billion foreign ten to bolster Britain's currency. The battered currency jumped more than four cents to fl.W at the outset of trading, dropped back and then began moving up again. At noon, sterling was quoted at $1.7745, up nearly two cents on the day. It was the second such rise since announcement of the loan Monday and sent the pound to its highest level since May 20. One Swiss banking source said it seemed pressure was off sterling for the moment. But be added: "I don't believe a country can get out of a financial crisis by overspending and overborrowing." Dealers said acceptance by the miners union Monday of the govern- ment's wage restraint plan also helped the pound The plan, limiting wage increases over the next year to 5 per cent, is the key to government efforts to bring ttwn inflation. British inflation, at an annual rate of 18.» per cent, has been a major factor in the long decline of the pound from 12.40 in the spring of 1975 to a record low of $1.7560 on June 6. Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey said the Labor government has ridden out the worst of the sterling crisis. Healey spoke to L a b o r i t e members of the House of Commons at a meeting called after opposition leader Margaret .Thatcher announced that the Conservatives would introduce a motion of censure blaming the government for Britain's economic crisis. Hamming it up Although some people didn't consider Monday's weather as ideal swimming conditions, the opening of Bruckhauser Pool in Woodland P a r k a t t r a c t e d n u m e r o u s youngsters, eager to get into the swing of summer. Hamming it up for Daily Inter Lake photographer Jim Macknicki is 11-year-old Kevin Lauterjung of Kaiispell. The pool is open this week from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and will begin regular summer hours next week. News in brief Architectujral firm, eyed The. Evergreen School ..Board will meet tonight at 7:30 in the Evergreen Junior High School. Between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., the board's tentative choice for an architecural firm for future school construction will be discussed, Supt. Don Hinkley said. Other items on the agenda include: discussion of kindergarten next year at the Canary Lutheran Church, and reports on the status of teacher vacancies, summer maintenance, class visitation, student trips and the general fund budget for next year. Regents to discuss cash HELENA (AP) - The Legislative Finance Committee and the Montana Board of Regents agreed today to meet on Friday afternoon to discuss handling of a disputed $2.2 million. Regents decided at their meeting in Dillon Monday to request the meeting. The Legislative Finance Committee has- tened its monthly meeting to Friday morning and slated the meeting with the regents at 2 p.m. At issue is authority for spending the $2.2 million allocated by the legislature to the University System for the last biennium. The money was not spent and was carried over into the system's current budget. Political murder detailed GENOA, Italy AP) - Gunmen assassinated Genoa's state's attorney and his bodyguard and driver today. Government officials called it a "well prepared, cold, political murder." Francesco Coco, 67, known for his conservative policies, and the other two men were gunned down in front of the prosecutor's home. The killings shook Italy just 12 days before national elections in which the Christian Democrats are battling to remain the dominant party against a strong Communist challenge. Witnesses told police five men opened fire as Coco and his bodyguard got out of their car and walked toward the house. Another round of fire felled the driver when he attempted to come to Coco's aid, the witnesses said. Soviet grain harvest down WASHINGTON (AP) - Present conditions indicate that the Soviet Union's 1978 grain harvest "is very likely to fall short" of Moscow's goal of 205 million metric tons, the Agriculture Department said today. Although the department announced no total estimate of its own, it said that winter wheat and other grain suffered "exceptional dryness" when it was planted last fall and that abnormal freezing damage took a further toll during the winter. The department's task force on Soviet grain said that with average conditions the winter crop would have produced about 60 million tons or almost 30 per cent of the total Soviet goal of 205 million tons thisVear. Brinkley returns to job NEW YORK (AP) - The "NBC Nightly News" once again has David Brinkley as co-anchorman with John Chancellor. Brinkley was the wry half of the hit Huntley-Brihkley anchor team on the program until 1970 when Chet Huntley retired from the show to pursue other business. The first of the new Chancellor-Brinkley newscasts on the regular evening news show came Monday from NBC's studios in Burfaank, Calif. Court rules on race test WASHINGTON (AP) - Laws or government practices are not necessarily unconstitutional just because they may have more impact upon one race than another, says the Supreme Court. Instead, the court held in a 7 to i decision on Monday, *ny civil It is the first censure motion against the government since Labor took office after the October 1974 general election. Adoption of the motion would force Pritiie Minister James Callaghan to resign and call an election for a new Parliament. But there was no indication the Conservatives, who t r a i l ' t h e Laborite* by 36 seats, could rally enough support from the Liberals and other small factions to turn the government out. The government's fortunes were boosted by the announcement that the 280,000 coal miners voted to accept the 4.5-percent voluntary ceiling on wage increases that is the key plank in Healey's counter-inflation program. The climate in the business and LIBRARY HISTORICAL Vrt,88, No. 47 .KaltopeU, Montana, Tuesday, June 8.1976 At county airport SINGLE 1 C, OrrWr OMMry COPY.-- U .P»k»l»U«m Parking a problem By JIM MACKNICKI InttrUile Stuff Writer Tackling the problem at Glacier International - Airport, the Airport Authority Board went searching for an answer to the problem Monday . Although tile board devoted a good portlOfl bf its 2M-bour meeting to parking, no action was taken to initiate a parking policy. "Before we can arrive at a solution, the current parking lot must be upgraded and expanded," Ray Hall, airport manager, said today. Hall said needed is the county paving crews in order to keep the costs down. And those county crews should be available the latter part of July, County Commissioner Joe DeLong told board members at their meeting at the airport. DeLong said the county has 11 or 12 miles of road paving to complete this year, but once that is finished the airport paving project will receive top priority. County Commissioner Frank Guay, who also attended the meeting, estimated the lot to be paved to be 200-by-500 feet. The matter of initiating a parking policy was brought before the board by a Eureka man who had his vehicle impounded by airport officials while he was in St. Louis, Mo., on a job. · Saying e-couldn't aitord to ji»y... the- towing and storage costs, John Benya asked the board to pay those costs. Benya said there were no signs stating there was a parking limit and he assumed he could park there. Hall told board members that Curt Snyder, the airport security officer, had told him the vehicle, a 1961 van, looked bad and said it should be removed. John Kurta, board chairman, said the van looked like it had been dumped at the airport and the vehicle had Nevada license plates. The van also had a sticker on it saying "World Wide Marijuana Importers." Hall added the van was at the airport during Sen. Frank Church's visit to the Flathead when extra security measures were being taken at the airport. Deputy County Atty. Leonard Vadala told board members that if someone brings something to the airport, the board has the right to remove it, but this was a licensed vehicle. Board member Royce Satterlee iet'^cars-parVifl ' "I know of a case last year when a vehicle was parked for 30 days," he said. But then on a motion by Chet Ross the board went into executive session asking those present to leave the room. Following that session the board voted unanimously to pay the impounding and storage fees. In other matters the board: --Approved a motion to submit a counter proposal to the Forest Service for leasing space. --Approved the purchase of a lawn mower and air conditioner with the U.S. Weather Service to pick up part ' of the tab for the cooling unit. --Discussed the budget with the county commissioners but took no action on the matter. --Approved cuts in proposed insurance coverage to lower the cost to the board. financial communities was Ukety to be improved still more by, the government's announcement tkat for the time being it is shelving it* legislation to nationalize tie sfciptmildiBC and aerospace industries. The Conservatives have delayed the bills repeatedly on procedural points. The pound rose four cent* Monday to close at $1.75* after the «·««·»»«- ment Hut the United States Md 10 other financial allies were making $5.3 billion in credit available to fee Bank of England to be u*ed to haH the precipitous decline of the British currency, it was one of the best gains in months for the pound, which hw dropped from $2.02 since early March. Prices oa the London Stock Exchange also rose. Dam bust reasons questioned IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - As the threat of more flooding from the collapsed. Teton Dam subsides, government officials are looking for reasons for failure of the earthflUed structure. One theory advanced Monday it that water seepage may have hastened the collapse of the recently completed dam. There was speculation, too, that a 1975 earthquake on the Idaho-Utah border could have damaged the dam, which is about 150 miles north of the tremor's epicenter. Seven people were confirmed dead in flooding along the Teton and Snake rivers that came after the dam broke Saturday, including one man who suffered a heart attack while preparing for flooding. The list of missing dropped to about three dozen as communications were restored and roads, rebuilt. Fugate wants normal life YORK, Neb. (AP) - Caril Ann Fugate, who accompanied mass killer Charles Starkweather on a 1958 murder rampage, told the State Parole Board today that she only wants to live "a normal life," and "settle down and get married and have a couple kids." Miss Fugate, who traveled with Starkweather when she was 14 on the journey of murder that left 10 dead, said she would like to work with teenagers who have problems. Several board members noted there are some who. oppose her parole. "I fee! sorry for the people who have hated me so bad for 18 years because it has destroyed their lives," Miss Fugate answered. She said those people are confined in a "prison of hate." If the five-member board decides to parole her, she could be freed June 20 and assume a new identity arranged for her in another state. Board member Ed Rowley noted Miss Fugate has never received a disciplinary citation during her years of confinement. Miss Fugate said she was "very satisfied," with the work and the new identity that have been arranged for her in another state if she is paroled. Miss Fugate said she is aware that she will find some people who are unwilling to accept her, but that she simply wants them to view her as what she is, and not judge her on "what they have heard." it would investigate I the 307-foot-high dam, boflt for toe U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at * cost of $55 million. One-third of the dam on Idaho's Teton River crumbled, releasing W billion gallons of water and caasiag damages estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars as far as IRQ miles downstream. State officials said damage was approaching $7M million. Flashbulb spooks Ford BOWLING GREEN, Ohio {AP) "It sounded like it might be ominous but it turned out just to be a light- bulb," President Ford said after he and his Secret Service detail were startled by a flashbulb burst. Ford was leaving the Bowling Green University field house Monday after a campaign appearance when the flashbulb, on a coed's camera apparently malfunctioned and exploded with a loud pop, sending fragments flying through the air.' The President, sunburned from a Miss Fugate, now 32, has spent^ weekend of outdoor campaigning, more than half her life in prison. Starkweather was 19 when their journey of death began on a Monday in 1958. Nine persons were shot and slabbed to death it. the Lincoln area, and a 10th was shot and killed on a highway near Douglas, Wyo., before the teen-age couple was caught. Starkweather later admitted an unsolved killing near Lincoln, raising the death count to 11. He was executed in 1959. turned ashen as Secret Service agents grabbed him, spun him around and pushed him to the floor while other bodyguards rushed into the crowd. Within moments, Ford was on his feet and announced "I'm all right." He Jeft the auditorium smiling and waving. White House physician William Lukash said the President was unhurt. Primary numbers the key . . · *: *t « 1 _ ^ _ U «.«*.n_4 _ « A j-tnt-M. sfiniiantisut TVoOQ APA aiTIAJltt thA AJfftlfllS rights test of a government action must prove racial bias as motive or purpose if the challenge is to succeed. The justices specifically upheld the legality of a District of Columbia police recruitment test. By ASSOCIATED PRESS Once upon a primary election night, Morris K. Udall explained how Democratic liberals soon would unite behind his presidential candidacy and dispense with Jimmy Carter. Later, President Ford's campaign manager told of Republican emissaries who would talk Ronald Reagan into quitting his challenge for the GOP nomination. And Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey said he wasn't going to run for President this year. But the time for such political tales is gone. This is the season of cold, hard numbers. Every campaign calculation hinges on the numbers that are being recorded today in California, Ohio and New Jersey: 540 votes for the Democratic nomination, 331 Republican nominating votes. After 15 wearying weeks of campaigning for 31 elections, Ford and Carter are the leaders, as they were in the first phase of the primaries. Ford is now 328 delegates away from the majority that will choose a Republican presidential nominee, but he still faces a fight. And even as the primaries end, it may be escalating, with Reagan angered by Ford campaign suggestions that as president, he might start a war. Carter is 596 votes short of a Democratic majority. He stilt facts three active challengers -- and possibly Humphrey, too. So the campaigning will go on. For example, both Ford and Reagan are due in Springfield. Mo., on Friday, to seek support at a state convention that will choose 19 GOP delegates. Ford now has 804 Republican delegates, Reagan 692, with 146 uncommitted. It will take 1,130 to select a nominee. Carter's delegate total now is 909 of the 1,505 he needs for the Democratic nomination, and nobody else is close. Udall is second with 307.5, and there are 393.5 uncommitted Democratic delegates. Carter may already be too far ahead to stop, and if he gains a sizeable bloc of delegates today, e v e n U d a l l a n d H u m p h r e y acknowledge that he probably will be beyond reach. Humphrey said victories in Ohio and New Jersey probably would propel Carter to nomination. These are among the signals to watch in today's balloting: -In California, both Republican camps rate Reagan, the former governor, a heavy favorite to win the primary and with it, all 167 GOP delegates. An upset would settle the Republican contest, for Reagan strategists count California as a must. -Ford expects to dominate the primaries in New Jersey, for «7 delegates, and in Ohio, for 97. Bet delegates there are apportioned among congressional districts, and If Reagan can carve into those delegations in any significant numbers, it will be a setback for Ford. - C a r t e r is c o m p e t i n g for delegates in all three states against differing sets of rivals.

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