The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana on June 19, 1981 · Page 30
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Town Talk, Alexandria-Pineville, La., Friday, June 19, 1981 frike Would Ground All But 2 Flights Here If air traffic controllers strike Monday, flight service in Alexandria will be reduced to two round trips daily to New Orleans for the duration. Royale Airline said it will have planes leaving for New Orleans at 9:50 a.m. and 3:10 p.m., and arriving at 8:52 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Delta Air Lines' four flights here daily will be grounded The schedules were devised in the Federal Aviation Administration's contigency plan for the strike, with mandatory compliance by the airlines. A Royale spokesman in. Shreveport said Alexandria was one of six cities that would receive some service. "Six other cities on our normal schedule would not," he said. Bill Jackson of Delta's public relations department in Atlanta said only 535 of its normal 1,600 daily flights would be in operation under the FAA plan. "The FAA picked the flights, the times and the cities to be served," Jackson said. "We ask the public to be understanding. Delta hopes the dispute between the air controllers union and the FAA will be settled, and believes a strike by the control lers, who are federal employees, would be illegal." Jackson said the Delta planes that are in the air would operate only from point-to-point with no stops in between. Delta would also have to suspend its practice of booking passengers on other airlines and transferring the luggage of passengers who fly Delta to one terminal and then change planes to continue the trin This is hecause the airline does know the others' schedules under the FAA contigency proposal. The Professional Air Traffic Controllers has notified the FAA it will strike Monday unless there is an agreement on a new contract. The controllers seek a pay increase of at least $10,000 a year, a work week shortened from 40 to 32 hours, a better pension plan and some other benefits. D-2 Job Scene Bright for Class of '81 BETHLEHEM. Pa. fUPn J Engineers. In the oublic sector, the federal eovernment cent expected to hire more, the BETHLEHEM, Pa. (UPI) I Engineers, mathematicians with master's degrees and college graduates who join the petroleum industry are the most likely to find employment after graduation, a national placement group reported Thursday. The College Placement Council said the overall employment outlook for the college class of 1981 remains optimistic despite the uncertain economy, The council said the 513 employing organizations in the private sector which responded to its national survey reported an overall 7 percent increase in the number of new college graduates either hired or expected to be hired, compared with 1979-80. In the public sector, the federal government is experiencing a hiring freeze and entry-level hiring of new college graduates for career civil service jobs is expected to remain moderate to low through the year, the council said. Twelve percent of the private sector companies said they anticipated substantial improvement in their economic outlook in the last half of 1981, the council said. Another 48 percent said they expected slight improvement, 30 percent forsaw no change and 6 percent said they expected conditions to worsen. More than half of the companies, 56 percent, said they would be hiring about the same number of college graduates in 1981. While 11 percent expected to hire fewer graduates, 29 per cent expected to hire more, the council said. Engineering jobs remain the most plentiful and master's degree level jobs in science, math and other technical categories showed an increase of 25 percent since last year, the council said. In science, math and most technical categories, employment was expected to increase only 1 percent for college graduates with bachelor's degrees. Firms in banking, finance, insurance, chemicals, drugs and allied products reported a decrease in hiring, the council said. Those in petroleum and allied products fields expected a hiring increase of 24 percent, the council said. iitnaa 4 Mil mm iJJI Judy Garrett Miss Garrett Named Hospital's Controller Judy Garrett, a Certified Public Accountant, has been named controller of Rapides General Hospital. The announcement was by administrator Julius McLaurin. She had been the hospital's internal auditor as a staff accountant, and has been employed at the hospital since 1973. Miss Garrett, a native of Winn-field, has a degree in accounting from Northeast Louisiana University, where she was a member of the women's varsity basketball team. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American and the Louisiana Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Used Auto Sale Planned in Wis. WAUKESHA Wis. (UPI) - Although the new car market is depressed right now because of high prices and higher interest rates on loans, some people don't mind paying up to $45,000 for a used car. If it's a used 1939 Packard convertible, that is. Mike Smith of Waukesha is promoting the first annual auction in Wisconsin of antique autos and vintage planes. He said it will be held this weekend at the Waukesha Exposition Center and on. display or for sale will be millions of dollars worth of rare cars and planes. "It's not like an investment in stocks where you just look at a piece of paper you paid for," Smith said Wednesday. "You have something nice to own and you can drive it. And it continues going up in value a lot faster than inflation." Smith, who promotes various events in the state and is involving in buying and fixing antique cars, said he owns a 1961 Cadillac which is part investment and part luxury. He said there will be about 200 antique cars on display with another "150 to 200 to be auctioned." Among those will be the Packard convertible, which he said is valued at "between $25,000 and $45,000 depending how much someone wants it." That, Smith said, will probably be the highest priced car available. But he said there is also a Cadillac station wagon, a 1976 model that is one of only six Cadillac wagons ever built, which "Is worth over $20,000." Bidders will be coming from throughought the United States and Canada, Smith said, and some people will be traveling to Waukesha from overseas. Other older cars to be shown or auctioned include a 1930 Model A couple with a rumble seat, a 1931 Pierce Arrow roadster and a 1932 Packard Phaeton. Transco Evaluating Carter Well Tests Transco Exploration Co. of Houston Is evaluating tests of Its Walter E. Carter Well here. A spokesman In Houston would only confirm the tests, and would not say at what depth or what formation. The well was permitted for a test of Tuscaloosa at 12,000 feet. Rumors of a major gas discovery at the site have been rife here almost since the well was spudded In January. The reports are fueled by the almost unprecedented success of oil and gas wells In the Deep Tuscaloosa Trend of south Louisiana, wells that have made some royalty-owners wealthy almost overnight. A marked Increase in leasing activity has occurred in Central Louisiana, but petroleum exploration companies are not talking about it Anti-Trust Ruling Deals Costly Blow to Realtors Oakdale Radio Stations Bought by Mayor Mowad SAN DIEGO (UPI) In a landmark antitrust ruling which could cost realty brokers across the nation billions of dollars, a state appeals court has found the San Diego Board of Realtors guilty of price fixing for maintaining a standard 6 percent broker's commission. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled against the local board and state and national realtor associations in the five-year-old suit. The court further ruled that the San Diego board cannot restrict its Multiple Listing Service to "exclusive right to sell" listings. Under the listing, the realtor was guaranteed a commission even if the property owner made the sale himself. The court said the board's restrictive trade practices should be enjoined, and said civil penalties could be levied against the board for violations of state antitrust and unfair competition laws. It sent the case back to district court for possible penalty assessing. Deputy District Attorney Robert Felmeth called the case a landmark victory for consumers and said it could lead to the breaking of "artificially high broker rates" nationwide. He predicted price , competition will be brought to realty rates for the first time, a development with billion-dollar implications in the national housing market. "Now, home sellers can shop around for a broker and can negotiate to have two or three brokers try to sell their houses, or sell the houses themselves, and still get onto the Multiple Listing Service," Fellmeth said. The court, which reversed a 1977 ruling by a superior court, opined that multiple listing is essential to selling in the San Diego market and said the exclusive agency practice "effectively throttles consumer efforts to negotiate for better deals on commissions because by so doing they will be foreclosed from essential Multiple Listing Service exposure." Fellmeth said the ruling specifically hit at the practice by local realty boards of penalizing and sanctioning commission undercutters. Dr. George Mowad, mayor of Oakdale and a physician, has bought radio stations KREC and KCWR for $400,000 from Louisiana Broadcasting Service. Mowad said KREH-AM will broadcast primarily country-western music. KCWR-FM's format will be light adult contemporary music. KCWR also will emphasize sports and will carry LSU football and basketball games and the Allen Parish high school game of the week. Ron Smith of Port Arthur, Texas, a radio engineer with management experience, will be sta tion manager. He will succeed Dick Bradford who plans, to remain in the broadcasting field in west Texas, Mowad said. He also said two disc jockeys from Texas will be employed, and that one present dj will be retained. KREH broadcasts on a frequency of 900 kiloherz and KCWR on 104.9 megahertz. Cyril W. Reddoch owns 50.7 percent of Louisiana Broadcasting Service and his son, C .Winsett Reddoch, the remaining share. The also own KSTV-AM and KWMM-FM in Stephenville, Texas. 'Check-Kiting' Investigated in B.R. U.S. Cuts Oil Imports 20.7 Percent NEW YORK (UPI) - The United States cut its dependence on foreign crude oil by 20.7 percent in May as overall U.S. oil demand plummeted by 7.4 percent below year-earlier levels, the American Petroleum Institute reported Thursday. Weak worldwide oil demand has created the global glut that has forced several foreign oil producers to lower their crude prices. Gasoline demand dropped by an estimated 6 percent in May despite a 3 cent-a-gallon decline in pump prices from their March 1981 high, the oil industry trade group said. Retail gasoline prices are "at almost the same level as in May 1980 when measured in constant dollars," the API said. "Nevertheless, substantial pressure on gasoline deliveries continues because of the long-term impact of prior gasoline price rises, mainly during the March 1979-March 1980 period," it said. The API defines demand in terms of deliveries from primary storage to the U.S. marketplace, where more oil is consumed than in any other country. U.S. crude imports fell to 4.01 million barrels a day last month from 5.07 million barrels daily in May last year and accounted for only 27 percent of domestic oil demand, the group said. Total U.S. imports of crude plus refined petroleum products were down 17.9 percent to 5.3 million barrels a day in May from 6.5 million barrels daily a year ago. US. demand for all types of petroleum products dropped to 14.9 million barrels a day last month from 16.1 million barrels a day in May 1981. But domestic crude production edged down 0.9 percent to 8.5 million barrels a day from 8.6 million barrels daily a year ago. The API introduced a new method in May for computing demand for gasoline, distillates and residuel fuel based on the Department of Energy's revised reporting. The API said it will revise its prior year data next month. As a result, the API estimated U.S. demand for distillates heating oil and diesel fuel declined slightly in.May. Demand for residual fuel, used by utilities to generate electricity and by heavy industry, fell by an estimated 17.9 percent last month because of fuel switching and conservation efforts in the industrial sector, the API said. On May 31 U.S. oil stocks were up 2 percent to 1.3 billion barrels from 1.2 billion barrels in storage a year earlier, it said. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A check-kiting scheme involving millions of dollars is under investigation by federal authorities, but no banks appeared to be in jeopardy, and all deficits have been covered, said some of those involved. Check kiting involves depositing one check to cover another, stay-- ing one step ahead of the next check through a series of banks. U.S. Attorney Don Beckner refused to identify those under investigation. Three banks were involved, Beckner said, Fidelity National, Capital Bank and Trust Co., and Louisiana National Bank. 1 1 Shreveport GM Plant to Start Up in August SHREVEPORT. La. fAP - ThP tipw r.pnpral Motors assembly plant in Shreveport will begin turning out 45 small pickup trucks an hour on August 29, officials say. The plant will employ 1,250 people, many of whom have already taken special training courses at a vocational-technical school, plant manager Bill Carter said Wednesday. To keep those people happy - an hoping to im prove quality by doing so workers will be involved hi &unie uecision-maiong previously considered the province of management, plant officials said. Grouped into teams of about two dozen, the workers will have a voice in such things as job assignments, vacations, overtime allocation, and the like. Carter said that GM's Assembly Division considers the Shreveport plant small, but hopes to be putting out 75 trucks an hour later. was -to PRIME LEASING OPPORTUNITY WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTER Completion Summer 1982 For Additional Information CALL 604466-5363 S1ZELER REALTY CORP. MAC AKTHUe. OH . J NEW ! ADDITION f ci. ' 1 5TET7 3d wf; SHOPfJ; K-Makt "GATE- MG CENTER LSPACES 1200 SQ. FT. TO 4000 SQ. FT. ft classified 3 Lines 7 Days $7.20 (Non-Commercial) CLASSIFIED ADS - 487-6363 Ala nnfcin Daila alfc

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