Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 15, 1975 · Page 1
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Third party move _ _ V tagged premature T!3^ J«v'«« Ih. *"sideS h" 3 m^.^^. be askert '" fr °'» .'!" Panels on up and to «, "a, for uon- ii i Y~ *" iuiljl ° (|t ^' pflrtv nou* Me did not rule out lhe possibililv'of a third party m time for the 1976 presidential electing but said consideration o S move should await the end of the current session of Congress. "The way ought to always be left open lor a third party," Thurmond told reporters at the National Conservative Political Action Conference. He noted he had been the State's Rights Parlv presidential candidate in 1948. The conference, sponsored bv the American Conservative Union and Young Americans for Freedom, appeared to be moving toward a third party despite appeals by some GOP leaders'to remain in the Republican parly. Thurmond made no mention of a third party in a speech to the conference, but was questioned about it by reporters later. "I think it would be premature lo make · thai decision now." he said. · "The people should be given a choice. Thai's why I ran in 1948 -because with ,' 'President i Truman (here was no choice." , Thurmond broke away from lhe Democratic parly at (he time to join lhe third part.- movement in lhe South. , Many of the oW-plus delegates appeared · eager to begin formation of a third party for next year's elections. The conference resolutions committee, due to report Sunday, was preparing a proposal to creale a 15-member panel to explore the third party option. It was understood lhat Sen. Jesse Helms. R-X.C . whocalled on the delegates Friday night lo ·prepare a platform and recruit candidates for a new parly effort, would be asked in head the proposed committee. Helms was the first Republican officeholder to call for taking a first step toward formation ol a new parly. Expanding on a proposal he offered last year to a similar conference for a conservative "platform convention." Helms urged the participants to begin organizing Kissinger parleys for oil agreement RIYADH. Saudi Arabia L,'PII Secretary of Stale Henry Kissinger arrived in Saudi Arabia today to review Middle East peace talks and negotiate with King Faisal on long-term oil price agreements. It was learned that one major oil producing nation already had expressed interest in Kissinger's proposals for a long- range agreement lo tower sale prices below Sll a barrel. The current price is between S10 and Sll a barrel. There was no information, however, on whether the country was Saudi Arabia. Kissinger is meeting with the Shah of Iran, another major oil producer, in Zurich on Tuesday. The secretary flew to Riyadh from Aqaba. Jordan, and. following talks with Faisal, he was scheduled lo fly tonight to Bonn. Germany. As he did with King Hussein in .Inrdan. Accident disrupts telephone service CALDWELL--Telephone service to the Karctier Road-Sunny Slope area and points west was disrupted by a traffic accident about 5 a.m. todsy, and remained out of service at 10 a.m. with repairs slill continuing. The accident, which blocked (he highway for three hours, occurred at "Correction Curve" on Karcher Road iS.II. 55) at Riverside Road. One of the drivers involved, Keith Slansell, 35, Homedale Home 1. was listed in "fair" condition at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. A Canyon County deputy sheriff reported that Stansell was westbound in a 1974 Dodge pickup when he missed the curve, went off the road and struck a telephone pole on the north side of (he highway, shearing off the pole. The pickup rolled and landed upside down, with damage listed as "total." Within moments, a semi-tractor and trailer owned by Stein Distributing Co., Boise, easlbound, came upon the scene and just as the driver noticed the accident he heard the loosened telephone wires above the highway strike the top of his (ruck. Before he could stop the (ruck, the impact pulled three telephone poles and atlaehed lines down across (he top of (he Iruck. The driver, Danny CounseJ. 32, Nampa Route 2, was not injured, and the truck received only minimal damage. Mountain Bell Telephone was notified and sent two trucks and a boom to the scene, lo lift Ibe poles off the truck. The highway was not cleared for traffic How until 8 a.m. Inside The biggest question conlronling Wnll street observers Ihese days is trying to determine when the stock market is 901119 lo pause significantly from lhe torrid pace it has set in the past three weeks. Page 5. Thelirslin a weekly series of Courses by Newspaper articles focuses on attitudes in the early history ol America The course is ollered in cooperation wilh N o r t h w e s t N a z a r c n e College. Nampa High School has D a v e Crespin going lor a state championship and Four others in consolation rounds in loday's slate wrestling tournament Page 14. from lhe precincts on up ami to get "ac- cenlablc candidates ready and Me to run for office - not excluding the presidency - m the event that major parties «miinue in the direction they are now going." "Is this platform convention lhe convention of a new political party 1 .'" Helms a converted Democrat, asked.'"It may be Frankly, it is what we can make of'it " Kissinger was reporting to the Saudi King on his talks during the past five days in Eygpl and Israel, w here he tried to lay the groundwork for a new troop pullback agreement. In Jordan, Premier Zcid Hifai said at the airport (hat Jordan would not lake part in a Geneva peace conference on the Middle East. He said the Palestine Liberation Organization, the umbrella Arab guerrilla group, should speak in the name of the Palestinians, as the Arab leaders decided last October in the Rabat summit conference. Kissinger said al the airport his oil talks would include "cooperation between the producers and consumers." American officials said one of the subjects in lhe talks would he Jong-term price agreements. Before he left the United Stales. Kissinger proposed an oil strategy for the consumer nations that included long-term agreements at guaranteed prices less than the world price. It also included a fixed floor price for oil sales in consumer counlries so lhat alternative sources could he developed and not driven off Ibe market by a sudden drop in prices. Kissinger will meet will) Soviel Foreign .Minister Andrei Gromyko in Geneva next week lo try lo reconcile U S-Soviet policies toward the Middle East. (In Moscow. Communist parly leader Leonid Brezhnev Friday said the kind of partial agreement Kissinger is Irving to work out between Egypt and Israel could be "useful." (However, he said, it should not replace a permanent solution lo the problem, and the Soviet Union still supports a quick return to the Middle East peace conference in Geneva.) With Faisal, lhe subject was sure lo be oil as well as Kissinger's other talks so far. Saudi Arabia has lhe largest oil reserves in (he world and was a leader of (he oil front which imposed an embargo on the Ucsl-during the liiT.I Arab-Israeli Wai- A IlKI.K'Ot'TKli approaches (he wreckage of (lie private plane in which OmiKressimin Jerry t'eltis of California «LIS killcil Friday . The [ilimp lies al Hip :i.ii«n funl lc\cl in hills north of Keainuoiil. Calif. 1'ellis was piloting Ihr I97S siv-seatcr Ilocchcrafl and apparently crushed shortly after taking ult Irom Palm Springs. llTli'hotol Prices outlook revised WASHINGTON (UPll - The Agriculture Department believes retail food prices won't rise as fasl during Iht 1 first half of this year as it had predicted earlier. If crops are good there might even be.a decline late in the year, according to a report released by the department Friday. It predicted thai average retail food prices will rise 2 to 3 per cent during the JanuaryMarch quarter this year and about 3 per cent in the second quarter. Earlier the dcparlmcnl had predicted 3 to -I per cent increases in each quarter. The new prediction would be the lowest rale of gain for retail food prices since mid-1972. : Food economist Harry V. Summers said lhe prediction was scaled down mainly because of reccn! declines in prices -of some raw farm products, including grains. and because sugar prices turned down sooner Ihan was exported when initial food forecasts were prepared late last year! Wholesale food prices-- including farm products, animal foods and processed foods-- declined 2.5 per ccnl during in both December and January, the Labor Department reported Friday. Wholesale prices of sugar and confectionary products dropped 10.8 per con I from December. The Labor Department said the overall wholesale price index -- including all products as well as food -dropped 0.3 per cent in January, But rising oil prices could reverse that trend in the months uhoad, officials said. m* 'A n Independent Daily Newspaper Dedicated to Community Progress PA. IDAHO. SATUHDAY. FKUUUARY ],. 1975 PAGES OEM'S U.S. doubles airlift tonnage to besieged Phnom Penh I'HNUM PKNH (DPI) - The United SI ales,today sped up its airlift oi !otd ant) ammunition to the besieged Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, doubling the amount of supplies to 300 tons a day. a U.S. diplomatic spokesman said. U.S. Ambassador John Dean, in an unprecedented Idler, urged all American dependents and tourists ' w h o have no essential reason for being here" lo evacuate. Diplomatic sources said tha regular 10 nights of Air Force ClSOoargo planes have been supplemented by flights of DCS jets owned by World Airways and Trans International airlines, diplomatic sources said. The sources said L'.S. planes began flying rice to Phnom Penh earlier this week for the first time since the rebel offensive severed overland routes lo the capital New Year's Eve. Computer analysis: Doing nothing best The airlift, however,,1s unable to carry more Ihan a fraction of the 546 tons of rice consumed in the Phnom Penh area each day. Most.of the planes in the airlift carry ammunition for the defense of the Cambodian capital. U.S. sources said. The sources said they are keeping alive a contingency plan for a massive airlift to supply Phnom Penh if the Mekong River remains closed much longer. Crews have refused lo lake cargo ships or barges up the river because of the heavy- rebel gunfire, despite offers of 300 per cent salary bonuses, shipping sources said. WASHINGTON (L'PI) - In (erms of inflation, unemployment and output, doing nothing would have about the same economic impact as adopting the Ford economy-energy program intacl, according to a computer analysis. Michael K. Evans, president of Chase Econometrics, an affiliate of the Chase Manhattan Bank, presented his firm's analysis of the Ford program lo Congress' Joint Economic Commillee Friday. Other economists have reached the same conclusion - lhat the stimulative ' aspects of Ford's proposals for lax cuts arc neutralized hy the dampening aspects of his energy price increases and spending curtailments. Evans gave these computerized projections of the range of changes in the gross national product, the consumer price index, and the unemployment rate under (he Ford proposals and under the status quo (all figures percentages): Furd Program Doing Nothing 1975 OiNPdecline 3..) 3 3 I97C GNP increase 3 5 ^3 1975 CPI increase n.O 9 3 1075 unemployment rate 8,8 8.9 1976 unemployment rate 8.6 8.7 Under Evans' calculations, inflation would be less severe and national output would show heller results if the Ford program were ignored. "The complete Ford program, because of its much more restrictive overall constraints, is clearly the worst alternative in termsof real growlh. and in fact is inferior to doing nothing 21 all," Evans said. Another economist. David M. Rowe of Wharlon Economelric Forecasting Associates. Inc.. stressed the "serious risk of an additional inflationary outbreak" in an allcmpt to achieve a dramatic upsurge m economic activity. "II would be tragic indeed if (he very legitimate concern for those suffering the most from the currenl slowdown were lo lead to policies which create inflationary pressure which once again could only he broken by periods of high unemployment and declining real economic growth " he said. Leop/n' lizards! B ° ISE 'UP'-A bill designed to put southern Idaho on Daylight Savings Time r eb. 23 along with lhe rest of the v fnr introduction . It repeals the present law authorizing TMrn°,h° ^ °c DayligtU Sa TMS r TM from the last Sunday of April until the lasl Sunday of October. session, both bodies of r p r i h r passed by Congress, but Gov. Cecil D Andrus found the measure ' Both the present law and the bill passed by (he current legislature would ;^ eb y^. Ml approved Friday the Stale Affairs Committee District judge axes request to temporarily enjoin airport BOISE--I!.R rtklrirl fmirf .Tnrlon t _: . ., . * F'.(i. WODKIIOt'SK, (tt-year-old British-horn humorist, died t'rlday of an apparent heart attack in a Southampton, N.V., hospital, lie hart been admitted lo the hospital earlier in (he week for treatment nf a -.kin condition. Wodehouse is known for his notcls *hich portray the British Ken try and their menlrii- rel.ilivc"; practicing ritualized chivalry no mailer whal happened, lie is pictured here on Jim. I, 1973, after being knighted hy Queen Kll/ulwlh fnr his literary achievements. Wodrhouse wrote more Ihiiu :\m slim I stories. «;is a (i)lumnisl fnr Ihr London (ilnhr, it [lianin critic anil authored nr i-nllahfiratcil im several siu'cossfuE pl;ns unil musical comedies, ii'l'l 1'lmlo) BOISE-U.S. Dislricl Court Judge J. Blnine Anderson Friday denied a request for ,1 (cmporary injunction againsl (he proposed Caldwell Industrial Airport and set Feb. 27 and 28 as dales for a trial on a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction agains! lhe facility. The temporary injunction request and the lawsuit were filed by land and home ^wncrs being displaced by lhe facility, and contended the final environmental impact statement on lhe project did not comply with the policies cslablished by the National Knvironmenlal Policies Act of 1889 (NEPAL A further contention was Ihal the statement was inadequate in terms of due consideration for the loss of prime farmland. "I cannot enjoin the planning or construction nf lhe first phase of Ihis project." Anderson ruled, "ll would lw premalure anrl speculative at this lime in lhat other sleps are yet lo take place before lhe airport receives full approval. "The requirements of the act (NEPA) have been covered tin (he linal environmental impact statement! and (heir adequacy can be decided in the hearing on its merits." Anderson pointed out plaintiffs still have an opportunity lo be granled a permanent injunction against the airport project but suggested they "re-evaluate their position" in view of previous rulings of the Ninth Circuit Court. "The plaintiffs have failed to show on lhe basis of the testimony here today" Anderson said, -any irreparable or immediate damage." lie denied a request by (he plaintiffs lo submil written concluding arguments because "I inlend lo set an early trial on the merits of (his case," Jf the February 27 and 28 court dale becomes impossible lo keep, the judge sel March 17 as an alternative dale. However, he stressed i-n earlv trial on the lawsuit is imperative. The airport, proposed to be located *r^' s " ad and ··*" Avenue nor ncasl of Inlerslale 80, is a three nhase project with ( h e initial construction p o ' ' P a m e d f ° r lhis *TM - C o n ol the total project is r '"I? 15 - 20 * ears a " d «»W ' from $4.5 million lo $5.4 million. The lawsuit was filed againsl V S ' S"y o' Transportation Ctoide S · Bnnegar; Don Samuelson. regional represenlalive for the U.S. DcpanSo i n Mayor Roberl Pasley. Filing the suit were Tom and Richard M '"' "'· "" ««. Fred Huston Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Cunningham, Mr, and Mrs, George-P. Coir, Mr. and Mrs. 'Jerry ^T 1 "^ 1 ^ Mrs. Walter Eas.ep K -T, in !,"? °' Brau!! ' f.,.ii...| n ?.. anrt Arrowov Farms,

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