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The Idaho Free Press The News-Tribtme, Tuesday. February n, 1975 -^Z Off the wire Latent wi summaries World Egypt spells out terms , CAIRO U P I ) ~ D i p l o m a l i c sources today spelled oul what Egypt wants from any [roop withdrawal agreement with Israel and what it is ready to give up. National AMC announces layoff DETROIT HJHn-American Motors Corp., plagued by a high supply of unsold oars, today announced it will idle B.500 workers tor one week beginning Monday at three of its plants. Energy policy attacked TRENTON, N.J. (UPIl-Gov. Brendan T. Byrne led off an Interior Department hearing on offshore oil drilling today by attacking Ihe federal government's energy policy and saying a plan to lease exploration sites in the Atlantic should be scrapped. Washington Special 'Gate jury dissolved WASHINGTON t U P I l - A special Watergate grand jury, which issued more indiclmenls than any of the grand juries probing scandals in the Nixon administration, has been dissolved after 18 months of work. Quorum lack prevents action WASHINGTON (UP!l-Lack of a quorum prevented the Senate Finance Committee from acting today on bills lo rescind President Ford's oil tariff increase and to raise the ceiling on the national debt. Only seven of the committee's IB members attended the session, too few to permit action on the bills. Pay decision still pending Hv Kobert Van Husiiirk BOISE (UPI) Senate Republican leaders indicated today they would await a House resolulion dealing with pay increases for slate employes instead of moving immediately to break the impasse in the upper chamber. However, the Republican- sponsored House measure was nol expected lo receive anymore favor from Senate Democrats lhan a resolulion being held on Ihe Senate calendar. The House resolution is nearly idenlical lo Ihe one now before Ihe Senale. It provides for a 4- per cent boost to employes in grade 10 and above, and 7.5 per cent those in the lower brackets. And il freezes reallocalions. The only difference is Ihe House measure covers exempt em- ployes, who were not included in Ihe Senate version. While Ihe Republican majority.'An the Senale has al- lempled to provide a smaller increase for state employes, the minority has held out for (He governor's recommendation of a 7.5-per cent, across-the-board raise. The pay increase is considered a key In early adjournment of Ihe session. Members of the Join! Finance-Appropriations Committee arc holding up consideralion of major budgets until Ihey learn the amount of Chief fired increase stale employes will receive. In other legislalive aclion Monday: -- The House pul off for Iwo days, after an hour of debate, final consideralion o! a bill to repeal the usury law. Hep. Patricia McDermolt, D-Pocatello, provoked the delay by asking whether the bill, as written, also took the interest lid off small loan companies. -- The Senate Slale Affairs Committee called for amendment of a bill lo reorganize the Fish and Game Deparlmenl lo exempt division heads from the merit system. -- The Senate defeated a bill to allow management of mulli- agency buildings by Ihp Division of Public Works. " -- A bill lo make fradulent use of food stamps a misdeameanor sailed Ihrough (he Senate 35-0 and inlo the House. -- The Senate Transportation Committee approved for prinl a bill to double the vehicle registration fee, boosting the maximum to $30 from $18. However, Ihe committee held a bill which doubled Ihe registration fee and also would have increased the gasoline tax 2' 2 cenls. -- A constitulional amendment lo limit the governor lo two four-year terms was approved for printing by the Senate State Affairs Committee. Burley officers turn in badges BURLEY. Idaho lUP!) -Police Chief Gary Booth wanted a bigger, better organized and more snappily dressed force. So he paid for il. What he got was an invitation to look for a new job. And now more lhan half his officers are. going w;tVi him. Seventeen of Ihe original force of 31 men lurncd in ihcir badges Monday afler Ihe City Council reaffirmed its decision lo fire Booth. Councilmcn said he exceeded his budget, specifically purchasing new uniforms, hiring new officers and creating narcotics and juvenile divisions. The council, meeting in Ihe absence of Mayor Charles Sadd u c k , unanimously endorsed Booth's dismissal. After the meeting, 17 officers, many claiming the dismissal was political, walked up and pul their badges on a table in from of Ihe councilmen. Former officer Kevin Kelley, in an Impassioned speech, told the council;!)* "would **: : b«.». lackey for-' » poliiicallr · awn- vated police department.". The council then conducted a news conference'to explain Boolh's firing. More than 200 citizens showed up al the conference lo protest the action and to applaud a comment by. «·* resident lhal Ihe chief ban wtm "railroaded." The council said Boolh implied there would be a surplus of $20.000 in his budgel, but instead overspent lasl year by $22,000. Council members said the chief had his wife on the police payroll for about Iwo months without letting the council know, and he had promoted officers without consulting the council. Booth, in reply to (he allegations, said Ihe promotions were only changes in titles or acting positions lhat did nol require additional pay. He said his wife was hired only when he could not find anyone else to do the work, and ihen on an hourly basis until he found a replacement. Booth said he purchased $4,590 in summer uniforms and equipment in July and September bul did nol notify the council until Jan. 31 because of a delay in billing. · Booth said he considered his firing a personal Ihing against him by the mayor. "It's (rue lhat 1 and some of the members^of my department may have stepped on some big toes." But "I will never be a 'yes- rnin' for Ihe mayor." A city spokesman said a skeleton police crew will enforce (he Jtw. Valley weather HOISE - Skies cleared over Idaho briefly this morning as the last wealher system moved on eastward into Wyoming and the next disturbance was still located in Ihe Eastern Pacific. Koine higd level clouds in advance of this next disturbance were spreading over the stale from the east during the morning hours, and clouds will continue to lower throughout Ihe day. W i t h a d i s t u r b a n c e in Wyoming and another weaker system passing through Alberta, the flow of air was such that strong, gusly surface winds were b u f f e t i n g the Northern Panhandle and eastern valleys These winds will be decreased tonight. Temperatures were ijuite miW over the state last night. Mosl lows were in the :!0s over most of the state, however, (here were some reports in the 20s in the Southeastern portions of the stale and in Ihe teens in Ihe P a n h a n d l e ;ind higher valleys. The lowest reported reading was in at both Porthill and Stanley. The extended outlook Thursday Ihrough Saturday calls for a chance of rain or snow in the valleys and snow in the mountains for the weekend. Highs will run in the mid 30s through the 40s with lows in the 20s lo mid 30s. Report shows no problems in elections HOISE ( U P I ) - Idaho's secretary of state says there were no major problems on election day in either Ada or Canyon County. Secretary of Slate Pete T. Cenarrusa said Monday a report by a bipartisan election study learn showed both elections were characterized by a high level of general performance, and both were conducted capably, accurately and impartially. ' Ccnarrusa said recommendations submitted by Ihe committee, along with its report, would help election administrators throughout Idaho to strengthen procedures at future elections. Melbo schools dosed again MELBA--.Melba schools were closed again Tuesday due lo high absenteeism from colds and flu. School officials reported more sludenls missing on Tuesday lhan were reported absent on Monday, when schools were also closed. The high school reported 56 sludenls and two teachers abs e n t , while the elementary school had 42 students and two teachers out. Attempts will be made to open Ihe schools Wednesday. County commissioners vote to approve budget Obituaries. Noon Stock Quotations STOCK QUOTATIONS: F U R N I S I I E D T H U O U G H : EDWARD D.JONES AND COMPANY OF CALDWELL DOW JONES AVERAGES NOON Industrials 706 12-2 27 Transportation 157.74-.04 Utililies S0.97-.-J1 Composite 227.19 LISTED STOCKS Alhertsons 131 , American Telephone 49 n i Bethlehem 29\ Boeing \fj\ Boise Cascade 13'i Chrysler 9' 2 Champion Home Builders 3'j Exxon 73 Flcetwood II 1 ;. General Electric 39 : . General Motors 35^ Idaho Power 27 :l , IBM 200 Kcnnccolt 34', Kit 2 Morrison Knudscn I5 : 'i Occidenlal Petroleum H 31 Philips Pelroleum 39', KCA I3\ Reynolds Tobacco 55' · Scars 59'.;, Si. Oil of California 24' 3 Union Oil 36'z Union Pacific K\ Westinghouse ll-S, Winncbago 4 ' « LOCAL OVEK THE COUNTER QUOTES HID ASK Firsl Sec. Bank 32 33 Ida. Firsl Nat. Rank 32 35 fnlcrmoiinlainfias 12', I2\ MUTUALFUNDS BID ASK Col. Inc. F. B.I5 B.9I Inv Co.ofAmcr. 10.37 11.33 Key. I) 4 Bon Fd 122 7.91 Putnam Grow. K. fi.04 B.7'j Putnam Inves. F. fi.21 fi.79 i Continued from Page II bulance and stabilize the palicnl, applying any necessary emergency procedures, keeping in radio conlact with Ihe nearesl emergency room al the hospital, and thus will be under direcl supervision of a doctor at the hospital. The paramedics will be paid by Ihe counly and Iheir cosl will nol he added lo the ambulance bill which'is a private service. Hubler explained. He and Quinn compared paramedic service to thai of police and fire departments, providing necessary emergency care to citizens. Canyon County is a counly wilh a lot of distances involved between places, Quinn pointed oul, adding that the neerl for paramedic service is especially great for residents oul in the county, away from hospitals. "Ifwecangeta palienl to Ihe hospital in good condition, we can save nine out of 10 of Ihem." he said. "$89,000 may seem like a lol of money, bul il's small compared to Ihe cosls of fire and police protection and street maintenance." Another new category in (he 1975 budget is Ihe $50,000 earmarked for a junior fair sile. Sherman N'esbill, fair board chairman; Rod Dakan board member, and Bob Collins, pa?t chairman, all discussed Ihe need for a new sile, pointing out lhal Ihe junior fair has grown lo Ihe point where new grounds are needed, or else within a few years, the fair would have to be abandoned. The growth of (he fair has been phenomenal, Collins said. Ik-reported that the firsl year about 30 head of horses were entered; last year, 250 head of saddle slock were enlcrcd, "and that's just one aspect of it. We're short 75 to 100 pens for projects involved. This year, some 2.000 projects are scheduled for entry, and lhal involves Iwlween 1,200 and 1,500 youngsters." Dakan, noted that the counly purchasing (he multi-purpose stadium on Elaine Street, opposile HIP College of Idaho campus, has been suggested and indicated that Ibis sile is only one possibility. No decision lias been made by the fair board, he said. The board would like to have a site which can he revenue-producing 52 weeks oul of (he year, and not jusl the one week of the fair, he added. Horse clubs, for example. Dakan explained, if Ihe site were developed properly, could use Hie fair grounds almost every weekend. Craven said Ihe commissioners have been asked if a fair site is not "a back door approach for Ihe rodeo board to continue operating." "If we buy the stadium complex." Dakan replied, "it does include Ihe rodeo grounds and we could assure the rodeo iward il could rent Ihese facilities like anyone else." Rental fees, he added, would be charged lo anyone who wan ted louse such grounds, whether the renters be Caldv.-ell School. District 132, the C of I, the Silver Streaks, or whoever. All of Canyon Counly is a gopher control district, and the 1975 budget includes a new ilem of $55.000 iis a pesl conlrol fund. Kuril Trueblood, gopher district board member, pointed out thai, according lo Idaho law, if a complaint is received about gophers, the properly owner is given 10 days' notice (o correct the situation. "If he doesn't do anything, we can go in. eradicate the gophers and charge the properly owner." he reported "The farmer will be charged," Craven added, "just like Ihe counly charges for spraying noxious weeds." The budgel (or Ihe sheriff's department . lan ilem which received considerable attention lasl year when commissioners were unable to grant Sheriff George W. Noursc's request for funds for additional manpower] provides for $619,004.72 compared lo Ihe 1974 adopled budget of $496,500. The sheriff's budget this year includes $58,000 in a federal grant lo hire eight new deputies lo work in all departments. The grant, approved by the Law Enforcement Planning Agency and the Slate Planning Agency, provides that the county mcel 25 percent of the cost (his year, half of it next year, 75 per cent of il the Ihird year, and assume all of Ihe expense (he fourth year. bourse, speaking al Monday's hea'ring, commented lhal the people have not yet been hired, hut the ilem must be budgeted in order lo be implemented and for the money to be spent. $38.000 in revenue sharing funds are assigned lo the sheriffs -budget for the purchase of new patrol vehicles. "This is Ihe year when all Ihe cars are worn oul and we need lo replace them," bourse explained. "We're trying lo put Ihis on a sniggered basis so lhal some of the cars will be houghl now and others late in Ihe year, so that in the future Ihey won't all wear out at once." Kcvcmio sharing funds in the 1975 budget also have been assigned lo (he assessor. SM.26B for continued plating work: lo Hie courlhouse. $250.000 for remodeling the sheriff's building once Ihe court facilities building is finished; lolhe election department. $31,000 for ballot tabulating equipment; to solid waste disposal, S!H2.4l'j.5i» lor sile development: ami S144.K55 for continuing courthouse construction bonds. The budget includes $5,000 in a "snowmobile fund," also a new ilem. the money collected from the sale of licenses tor snowmobiles. State law directs that license sale proceeds be used lo develop lurking facilities for snowmobifcrs, an effort lo keep their rigs and trailers off public highways. With liule snow in Canyon County, this generally has nol bcon a problem. Craven said Ihe commissioners are investigating possibilities of how this fund can be used. Twenty-year gas supply under contract, firm says NAMPA--Inlermounlain Gas Co. presently lias contracted enough natural gas lo insure a 20-year supply, and will use il wisely in (ermsof growth as well as service to present customers. Ihe president of Ihe utility firm said loday. II.D. G r i m m , Boise, told reporters al a press conference in Nampa that al present contract volume, "we have a 20- year supply under contract and assurances that reserves in- ground held under lhal conlract are sufficienl (o meet that contract. We will use Ihis supply wisely in Ihe area of growth, so id does not detract from our present customers." Grimm said the company is involved in other projects to help assure adequate gas supplies for this area. "While il is nol signed, sealed and delivered, our pipeline company is negotiating wilh a substantial company involved in the Alaska pipeline operation, and we think lhat part of lhat supply will be available lo us. "Near Plymouth, Wash., our pipeline company is constructing a n a t u r a l gas liquefaction plant, similar to i n l e r m o u n l a i n ' s planl near Nampa, and we have contracted Retailers oppose oil tax boost IUAIK) FALLS, Idaho ( U P I ) --Opposition lo President Ford's proposed petroleum tax mounted in Idaho loday with Ihe circulation of petitions to motorists by gasoline retailers. The National Petroleum Retailers Congress in Washington, D.C., sent Ihe pclilions lo Idaho dealers asking them to get mo- lorisls to sign them. Bob Boozer, president of the Snake River Retailers Association, said dealers are opposed to the $2 to $3 a barrel oil lax because il could resull in higher slcel and rubber prices. "Everyone would be paying a penalty jusl on the taxalion of petroleum," Rooar said. Boozer also said he would ralher see slricter allocations of fuel or closures of stations on Sunday rather than a tax on petroleum for up lo 28 .million cubic feet of S«s for so many days from (hat facility. "In addition lo thai, we're working on two underground storage facililies--one in California and one in Wyoming. We have a gas conlracl wilh Canada and thai gas has to be paid for. We can fill our underground lanks when Ihe gas is available, and save il for peak demand periods. In Ihe long run this will be cheaper lhan buying in the field when a peak need arises." Grimm said the company is also undertaking its own gas well drilling. "We feel that Ihe Hocky Mountain geological area along our pipeline is as good as anywhere in the U.S. as far as gas reserves are concerned. Il's not economical lo produce now but as prices increase il may become economical." Grimm said Ihe company is also looking forward to a period when il will need gas made from coal. "Our pipeline runs through or near one of the largest coalfields in the U.S.. and ive can deliver gas made from that coal at ahoul 75 per cent of heating efficiency. "Our natural gas resources and coal gasification will carry us inlo the 1990s, and al lhal lime we'll tie a long way down the road toward nuclear energy and specifically nuclear fusion energy." The utilily president said Ihe 'company al (his time has no plans lo build another liquefaction plant in Ihe area, hul mighl construct "much smaller" satellite lanks wilh capacities of 5.000-10.000 gallons lhal could be filled by trucks. "One big trouble with the supply now is lhat if you don'l lake it somebody else mighl and you could lose that supply source from now on. Our plans are lo assure that ihis doesn't happen to us." Grimm said (here are energy needs lhal can be satisfied bv electrical .and other fuel sources, but thai some energy needs can best be satisfied by gas. "We feel conservation and economic-wise we can be c o m p e t i t i v e . We are nol discounting the future of tho gas business al all." Vallivue to seek grant for courts t'Al.PWELL -- The Vallivue School Board aulhori/cd Superintendent Krnio knee Monday nighl lo apply for a slate Parks and Recreation granl lo aid in constructing Icnnis courts ,il Ihe high school. Knee informed Ihe board the Parks and Recreation department will reimburse the district for 5(1 [XT cent of the cosls if (he grant is approved. The slale stipulales lhat the facility, as well as alder nuldoor recreation areas a I the school, musl lie available for use by Ihe general public w h e n not used for scheduled school activities. The :ipplic,iinm «,!-, uiiide in Ihe amount of The board scheduled bid openings for the v o c a t i o n a l building for Wednesday, Feb. 12. Knee noled 14 contractors had asked for building blueprints. Margarel Tillcy and Susann Tillnlson. coaches for girls' alhli'lics, reviewed Ilic district's girls' sporls program:,. Ms. Tilley informed the board 'lha! over no girls arc enrolled in a fiflh period activity class. From members of ibis class, learns are chosen for varsity sporls throughout the year, including field hockey, volleyball, baskelball. gymnastics, track and field and liasclnll. She said Ihe girls' program is funded by S835 from sludenl aclivily card funds and from charging admission lo events, wilb admission from basketball and volleyball games paying officiating exix-nscs for those names. In other aclion, the board: -- A p p r o p r i a t e d a p p r o x - imately J2.900 remaining in the junior high bond building nccoiinl for purchasing sup- plemenlary materials in the junior high. -- Volcd to call for bids on fire insurance for dislrict buildings. -- Decided lo review teacher contracts and vocational building bids on Friday, Feb. 14. Henry 0. Mittan *°Y * CALOWELL - Services for )lenry 0. Mitlan, 75. 924 N. Third Ave., Caldwell, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. 'Thursday al Dakan Funeral Chapel. Caldwell. by Paslor Grady Bagloy of the Nampa Baptist Church. inlermenl will be al Hillcresl Memorial Gardens. He was born on Feb. 21, 1899, in llartington. Neb. He married Emily L. Connick on Dec. 21 IU22. in Shad, Neb. They came lo Idaho in 1945 and he had since resided here. Surviving arc bis wife, Emily, of Caldwell: Ihree daughters, Gloria Ekart. Idaho City, Bonnie Winkler. Garden Valley and Ida Young, Spring Valley, Calif.; Iwo brothers, Alva Mitlan.Chadron, N"eb.,and Glen MHtan. Scoltsbluff, Neb.; and two sisters, Xellie Patrick. Maysville, Mo., and l.ula Stromski, Scollsbluff. lie was preceded in death by a son and Ibree grandchildren. John ft. Howe// NAMPA - Services for John H. Howell, 70. of Boise, who died Sunday at a Boise nursing home, will be conducted in San Bernadino. Calif. He was born on Oct. 2. law, in Idaho Falls. He was n veteran of World War I and a former resident of San Bernadir.o. Surviving arc four sons, three sisters and Ibrce brothers. Local arrangemenls were handled by F l a h i f f Funeral Chapel. Xampa. Ira C. Pewiff NAMPA Ira Clinton Pewill. (K, of Kllensburg. Wash., died al Ellensburg Sunday. Services are pending at the Alsip Funeral Chapel. CALUWELL - Services for Key Koyal Mead, 79, 2719 Colorado, who died Friday al his home, will be conducted al 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, :by Pastor Wayne Naylor of (he First Southern Baplisl Church. Inlermenl will be at.Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. . He was born on Oct. 10, 1895, in Washington County, Kan. He was a veteran of World War, I. After his discharge, he rrtarrjed Margie Welch on June 21, 1922, in Elbcrl, Colo. They came, to Idaho in 1945 and he worked at Crookham Seed Co. and'Lester Walker Fruit Ranch for many years. They lived in Ihe Midway community from 1952 to 1972, when Ihey moved to Caldwell. Surviving are his wife, : of Caldwell; a daughler-in-law, Zona Mead, of Kuna; four sisters. Cora Wilson, Bye'rs, Colo.. Laura Shook and ilattie iVelson, both of Denver, Colo., and Kdna Murray, Elberl, Colo.; a brother, Lewis Mead, Denver; and three grandchildren. ' He was preceded in dealh by Iwo sons, Mclford and Robert; three brothers and four sisters. Bedelia Young CALDWELL - Bedelia C. Voting. 87. a long-time Caldwell resident, died Sunday evening in an Albany, Ore., hospital. Services are pending at Flahiff Funeral Chapel. Caldwell. ', Sharon Ktndall ] MEK1UIAX - Sharon Kifp« dull. 34. of Meridian, died Monday evening in a Boise hospital. Services are pending al Hobison Chapel of tR5"* Chimes. Meridian. .'.(,' Principal re-hired by Melba trustees MELBA-The Melba board of trustees voted lo offer Julian Torres Ihe principal position al Melba High School and Junior High School at the February meeling of the board Monday night. '' Torres has been principal of .the,school the past year, and was highly commended for work done in the school. "The students, slaff and community relate well with him," Norman Winters, superintendent, told Ihe board. The superinlendent recommended some internal struc- t u r a l changes in physical education iP.E.) offerings lo include a coordinated effort from firsl through 12th grades. He further recommended that each grade have some exposure to skill and physical programs al least once each week. In the junior high level, the P.E. program will nol be an exlension of the alhlelic program, he said. Winters recommended thai coach Jim Potter coordinate Ihe lota! program, and teach P.E. classes. Winters said he felt poor altitudes and behavior problems are resulling because poor al liludcs and a lack of discipline are being carried lo classroom situations from P.E. classes. The board approved Winters, recommendations. The board discussed at length junior high school scheduling and activities. Winters told the board he felt il was imperative the junior high organizalion become more of a home-room silualion ralher than having students changing classes and Mini slaff should I* selected in another year lo implement ihis He added, "Too much social and emotional pressure is pul on junior high age students to expose Ihcm lo Ihe same things high school students are permitted lo participate in." In olher business. Ihe hoard: --Approved allowing an insurance company lo 'discuss a life insurance policy with the' leaching slaff. '"' --Gave approval for emergency closure of life-' schools due to colds and the f\u"" Veterans oppose] hiring change ,'· BOISE (UPI) - WarVeteraoi;; have lodged strong objections tpq a proposal to expand Ihe state'; J merii system register from hip.;;-! ing Ihe lop three to hiring Ihe top 10. _ Itepresentalives of ihe.Ameraft can Legion, Veterans of Foreign^ Wars and Disabled American Veterans turned oul in forW Monday night lo oppose elimina..i lion of the so-called "rule pf:-i Ihree" !;,[! A rule of 10 would be an "ab|ji rogation of a viable merit syiM lem," William llewlitt, employ* men! chairman for the legionr/ said. . ».1 The Senate and House Stater! Affairs Committees conducletfi't the hearing lo gel testimony on a!'J bill designed lo strengthen amW recodify the stale system. ·'. Lobbyists sign TMi BOISE (UPI I - Ninety one 1 "' 1 more lobbyists have registered^" wilh (he secretary of slate the past 10 days, bringing the totar', 1 to 379. '"'i Deputy Secretary of Stale"'' Dryden Hiler called the totar' amazing, adding, "I expected sd c '' would be a big number." If you have a hearing loss... DON'T BUY A HEARING AID! LEASE! ' ' ' 0 " 1 r nd , 8pcnd $3M ; For aHHU]e M $10.00 per iB^a · Try More you buy '^ysss CANYON HEARING AID CENTER Frank McCuskey ·

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