Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 26, 1977 · Page 1
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Carter warns he holds veto power By LAWRENCE McQUILLAN WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Carter today warned Congress that he "reserves the right to say no" to excessive spending on farm programs, water projects and Impacted aid to school districts now under consideration on Capitol Hill. "I will work day and night to work out the'se potential threats to harmony," Carter told a nationally broadcast news conference. "But I have to reserve the right to say no." Carter said, in threatening possible vetoes of the three programs dear to many congressional hearts, that he Is committed to balancing tlie federal budget and bringing down unemployment. He Indicated Congress may spend "$3.5 billion more than I have advocated" on controversial water projects throughout the country, and warned that the Senate might approve unacceptably high price supports for farm products. He also noted Congress was balking at cutbacks in federal aid to school districts with high concentrations of children from military and federal employe families, "a program every president since Eisenhower" has tried to reduce. In noting the spending clashes "which cause me some concern," Carter said the government has run up a spending deficit of JIM billion since 1974 and a possible 160 billion deficit looms in the coming fiscal year. Choosing his words carefully, Carter first praised the Congress. But he said what he termed were excessive funds under consideration for the three programs could be used more effectively In social programs such as welfare. "I think that in the first four months, the cooperation between the Congess and the president has been very good. We have had a productive session thus far." Carter said the Geneva SALT meeting showed a "sincere effort" on the part of the Soviets to explore U.S. positions on a strategic arms agreement. In describing three days of meetings between Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko as "upbeat," Carter revealed more detail than either side thus far had given. It was known that the outline for future negotiations would have three parts. But Carter added some perspective: -- A treaty, which would run until 1985, simply would ratify the agreement already achieved at Vladivistok in 1974, but Carter said there also would be "hopefully, significant reductions." -- A protocol, which, he said, would run "two or three years" and would include those weapons which are in contention. That would .include, said Carter, the Soviet very large missiles, and "some restraints on the (U.S.) cruise missiles and the (Soviet) Backfire bomber." -- A statement of principles which would commit both sides to pursue "drastic reductions" leading to a comprehensive Salt 3 agreement. Asked about the removal of Maj. Gen. Continued on page 44 15 CENTS A COPY Original Script Written by Horace Greeley in 1871 VOL. 69, NO. 184 GREELEY, COLORADO80631 AND THE GREELEY REPUBLICAN Weekly Tribune Established 1870 THURSDAY, MAY 26,1977 Board studies sodding at Jackson New police chief NEW POLICE CHIEF--.BJ. (Bob) Edington, the new Greeley police chief selected from a field of 350 applicants, answers questions from the local press Wednesday afternoon. Edington, from the Dallas Police Department, will assume his duties June 1. (Tribune photo by Mike Peters) By RON STEWART Tribune Staff Writer Resuming discussion begun at a work session last week, Greeley-Evans board of education talked at length Wednesday before deciding it needs more information on sodding and sprinkling Jackson Elementary School. The board ordered a "feasibility study" on a variety of ways to sod the 1214-acre playground at 'Jackson. The problem is there's more to be sodded than some board members feel the district can afford. Being talked about is a variety of designs for sodding two to four acres, at New police chief sees Greeley as a one-m-a ByHONTOLLEFSON Tribune Staff Writer. Confirming earlier reports, .City Manager Pete Morreil announced Wednesday that Greeley's new police chief will be Bob J. Edington, 47, currently, community relations unit : commander for the Dallas, Tex.', police department. Edington, a 26-year veteran of the Dallas force, is to assume his Greeley' duties Wednesday. "Greeley's a one-in-a-thousand city," said Edinglon, who was introduced during a news conference. "My family and" I have been looking for a Greeley for a long time." The new chief said he was pleased with the* city department and facilities. Although lie said he planned no immediate strongly differing orientation in the department, Edington was questioned about how he might apply his police-community relations background from Dallas in Greeley. He responded that he planned to take "a constructive look" in this area, responding as he felt necessary. "We're tickled pink Bob Edington's chosen to come to Greeley," said Councilman Richard Boettcher, a member of a screening panel for chief. "His supervisors (in Dallas) didn't want to see him leave, but they realized this was a chance for advancement." · Said Boettcher of the selection process for chief, which saw Edington chosen from about 350 applicants, "We all felt Bob was the but, and we encouraged the city manager -- although the final .decision was his (Morrell 1 *)". Boettcher described the Dallas police- community relations unit under Edington as a line operation. "They really are bringing the department there to the people, and they do feel the police are their friends." Boettcher said figures from neighborhoods in which the Dallas unit has police-contact store front'units, and other operations, show declines in crime rates. Councilman Warren Terry, another member of the screening panel, quickly spoke in support of the city taking a look at such police store front facilities in- parts of Greeley. "I would hope we could install something like that here," said Terry. · With Edington slated to meet members . of the police department late Wednesday and early- Thursday, Morrell thanked city officials and members of the com. munity for assistance in the selection process.- . And Morrell thanked University of Northern Colorado President Richard Bond, members of the UNC public safety unit, Weld County Sheriff Don Bower and subcommittee members of the Greeley Human Relations Commission for helping interview final applicants for the post. Members of the special screening panel, besides Boettcher and Terry, were Morrell, Asst. City Manager Tom Dority,. former city personnel chief Bill Neal, Civil Service Commissioner Gene Meakins and Human Relations Commissioner Joye Coy. Morrell said Edington would receive a yearly salary of $27,300, with other paid benefits bringing that to a total of $28,500. Morrell and City Finance . Director Leonard Wiest said Edington will not Continued on page 2 Last Model T 50 years old DETROIT (AP) - The last of the Model T Fords are 50 years old today, but the simple black "Tin Lizzie" still stands out as the most revolutionary of automobiles. It capped the industrial revolution, introduced the world to mass production, made $5 a day the standard wage and drove the United States toward a lifestyle based on auto ownership. Beginning in 1908, Ford turned out more than 15 million Model T's, and the car's popularity was unchallenged until 1927, when Genera] Motors' Chevrolet took over first place. Affluence was spreading and Americans wanted a choice. Inside the Tribune (84 pages, 5 sections) Abby 20 Hospital Agri-news 23 Classified 38-43 Comics : 34 Crossword 34 4 21 Editorial Heloise Horoscope Today's prejj run: 20,425 If you have not received your Tribune by 6:30 p.m., call 352-0211. Markets 43 Obituaries 6 Sports 32,35-37 Theater 33 TV log 34 Weather 6 Wm'spgs. 18-21 Model _T production was halted by Henry Ford's order on May 26,1927, at the principal plant in Highland Park, Mich., and a few months later at two other plants. The 19-year total was 15,456,868 Model T's, a record that stood for 44 years. In 1971, the Volkswagen Beetle became the new champion, but only after 26 years of production. Beetle output now stands at about 18.7 million. Model T popularity had peaked in 1925, when Henry . Ford's assembly-line production facilities were turning out 2,000 cars a day, permitting the base price to drop to $290 and daily wages to rise to $5. His manufacturing innovations put a car within the means of millions of Americans. It was cheap, reliable transportation. In its first 10 years, the Model T had to be started with an often-difficult crank. Uncounted broken fingers, hands, arms Weather 1 p.m. temperature: 73 NORTHERN COLORADO - Clear to partly cloudy through Friday with isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. No large change In temperature. Highs today and Friday In the 70s. Lows tonight in the 40s. Variable winds 5 to 15 miles per hour except gusty near thunderstorms today and tonight. and noses were dispensed when the crank snapped back. There was no door on the driver's side of those earliest Model T's. the accelerator was on the steering column. The brake pedal was on the right, a reverse pedal was hi the center and a pedal for shifting gears -- from low to high and back--was on the left. The four-cylinder engine could push the car to 45 miles per hour and could run for 22 miles on a gallon of gasoline at that speed, but few people went that fast because the car would vibrate violently. Besides, roads were in no shape to support such breakneck speeds. The Model T was gradually refined, and by the 1920s it had an ignition key on the dashboard and a starter button on the floor. It also had one gauge -- an ammeter to measure electric current. But fuel levels were still measured by a stick. Speed and distance were guessed at. From the start, the Model T came only in basic black, because that was the paint that dried fastest -- important on an assembly line. Henry Ford once said people could have the Model T in any color they wanted "so long as It is black." The Model T is far from extinct. Ford Motor Co. officials say there may be 100,000 Tin Lizzie owners around the country. It's obvious that some of them tool along, because Model T parts still arc listed occasionally in automotive catalogues. costs ranging from about $24,500 to more than $61,000. And, included in the feasibility study will be possible sale of parcels of school property at Jackson and Heath Junior High School. There is land at the east end of. the Jackson playground that administrators have said could be spared, . possibly for sale to real estate developers for residential subdivision. At Heath there is a parcel at the north end of the site also being eyed for subdivision. But Mrs. Jacqueline Murphy, elected to the board only last May 3, said she has visited the Heath site three times and has "serious questions about doing anything with it." Paul Bisel, the district's director of facilities and planning, listed seven · alternatives' for sodding at Jackson. None proposed' sodding the entire playground; each included a gravel area varying in size .depending ..on the con' figuration of the sodding. . Board member Don Cook said he didn't like any of the ideas, because each in- .eluded a "hole in the middle" for gravel. · Ben Rohnke, principal at the school, suggested the board consider sodded ovals, around which gravel running tracks could be made. He said two of these could be fitted on the playground and located away from fences so that kickballs and so ou wouldn't go over them. He said some of the alternatives suggested .would make playground supervision difficult, because sodded areas are far apart and far from the school building. But some board members said that sodded ovals wouldn't work, because they would shrink as adjacent gravel was kicked onto them. In addition, Mrs. Carole Anderson, a board member, said sod .near fences hasn't been a major problem at other schools and shouldn't be a major problem at Jackson. · Meanwhile, residents in the Jackson area complain of ruined yards caused by blowing dust and dirt from the unsodded playground. Speaking fo'rJackson-area residents, Bob Ross, 1902 26th St., said his group would be willing to help the board any way it could -- even with laying the sod. ." . . . He said the board should talk with teachers at Jackson, meet with residents in the area, be careful that any plan for sodding doesn't ruin sprouting hedges recently put in at the school, consider planting blue spruce and pine trees on school grounds, and meet with city officials who have indicated the city's willingness to help the district maintain sodded areas. Leon Kuhn, city recreation director who was at Wednesday's meeting for another matter, said the city is willing to work with the district in jointly planning new school areas. But he said it wouldn't be until next year before the city could become involved in a study on the Jackson problem. The board, approving a motion made first by Caroline Mills and then restated by Mrs. Anderson, decided to form a study group lhat includes the Jackson community, city officials, school district officials, and real estate people. This group will be charged with studying feasibility of sodding alternatives plus possible land sale at Heath and Jackson. Then the group's findings will be brought back to the board at the earliest possible date, the board decided. City, school board plan co-op project By RON STEWART Tribune Staff Writer Calling it an opportunity to cooperate with city officials in providing more recreational opportunities for Greeley citizens, School District Six board of education Wednesday approved a cooperative community education program. As outlined by Bill .Van Buskirk, director of secondary education, the program will operate as a pilot this summer at Heath Junior High School. The district will furnish the facility; the city pays the instructors and picks up such "incidental costs" as lighting and maintenance. If the program works this summer, Van Buskirk said it will probably be tried during the school year. The program will include a variety of classes from genealogy to fly-tying. They are scheduled each day, 814 hours to 914 hours per day except Friday, when the program runs for two hours. The instructors will be hired with approver from building principals, Van Buskirk said. The program runs for eight weeks and is scheduled to begin June 13. Leon Kuhn, city recreation director, said the city could afford the incidental costs, which are estimated to total about $700 for the summer program. Supt. Bill Mitchell said the amount isn't significant but has the potential of growing if the program is run during the school year and at other schools. Richard L. (Dick) Nect said the city should pay the incidental costs, and other board members agreed, approving his motion that the program be approved as long as the city paid them. PUT OUT TO PASTURE 50 YEARS AGO - Fifty years ago on May 28,1927, the car that put the world on wheels, the Ford Model T, was put out to pasture. Shown is a 1916 model touring car. During the car's 19-year run Ford built nearly 15.5 million Model Ts. The Model T played a part in a 75-year love affair between Americans and the automobile which continues today. Inside today's Tribune is a section dealing with car care, also featuring photos of vintage autos. (AP Wirephoto)

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