Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 19, 1975 · Page 29
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 29

Nampa, Idaho
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Wednesday, February 19, 1975
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Disney empire maintains profit LOS ANGELES lUPl)- Recession or no, the Disney empire marches profitably along. About 4,000 stockholders in Walt Disney Productions heard a generally good news report from company officials Wednesday, including increases in attendance at Disneyland and Disney World and profitable television deals. Disney stockholders meetings are unlike those of most major corporations, Stockholders are encouraged lo bring their children, new Disney movies are shown, and the atmosphere is punctuated with. laughter and applause. One burst of applause Wednesday came for the attendance figures at the corporation's amusement parks. Disney World in Floriday is attracting U per cent more visitors than last year, said E. Cardon Walkoer, Disney president. Disneyland attendance in Anaheim, Calif., is up l.6 per cenl, he said. The recently begun reruns of the 1950s "Mickey Mouse Club" on television are drawing high raiings in Los Angeles, Chicago an'd New York, he said. The rejuns are drawing such an audience that Disney may revive the show, he said. The board of directors declared a dividend for the first quarter of three cents a share, payable April 1 lo stockholders _ ol record by March 10. Cardon said the NBC television network bough! seven Disney movies previously released to theatrers for broadcast next fall. He did not say what the nelwork paid Negotiations are proceeding encouragingly for construction of a Disney amusement park in Japan, he said, although no firm agreement has been reached. Japanese interests have agreed lo provide the land near Tokyo and JlMmillion in cash in return for Disney advice and cooperation, he said,. The planned Disney mountain resort at Mineral King, Calif., is still tied up in litigation with environmentalist opponents he reported. In response to a question from the floor, he said Disney intends to press on with lawsuits against use of Disney characters in sexually oriented productions. Disney will pursue a suit against a sex film maker who put Mickey Mouse ears on a nude actress who performed to the tune of the Mickey Mouse Club song, because "he used bur music and trademarks without our permission and .in a disgusting way." The first settlement in Oklahoma was founded in 1740 at Ferdinandina. PHONE 466-7891 or 459-4664 lo place your classified ad. It's fast, easy economical. SAVF vnf L SWEATERS - VESTS PULLOVERS - CARDIGANS BARGAIN RACK Skirts, Blouses,Pants,- . Tops, Dresses, Pantsuits KARCHER MALL - NAMPA Op.nMon.-fri. 10-9, Sol. 10-6, Sun. 1-5 WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY THURSDA Y THRU SUNDA Y LONG SLEEVE DRESS SHIRTS $500 Rtgultr $1 0.00 to IH.OO LEISURE SETS PRICE SWEATERS $300 Rtgultr $14.00 to $22.50 PANTS B»gu/»r fo mO BOYS'-BOYS'-BOYS'-BOYS' LONG SLEEVE **fc«*i SHIRTS $ 3°° SPORTCOATS $ 10 5 oo men's store , The I dnho Free Prc ss The News-Tribune, Wednesday, February 19. li»75 -- B-7 Robbing Peter fo pay Pope Paul's men Vatican tightens belt AN UNDERGROUND FOREIGN trade zone, HO feel beneath Kansas City, offers more than three million square feel of duty-free storage space to international traders. The t e m p e r a t u r e - c o n l r o l l e d s u b t e r r a n e a n warehouse, owned by Inland Storage, Inc., was converted from a limestone quarry and Is big enough to accommodate up lo 82 railroad cars on its'cmn rail nelwork. (NEA Photo) ROME - (LENSI - Pope Paul's wage bill lias jus) gone up by 10 per cent. $123,000 a month, as a resull o( rises in the Italian cosl-of-living index; to which Ihe 3,000. Vatican salaries arc related. It does no) seem a crippling amount. Hut alarm bells have gone off in Ihe Vatican. Cardinal Villol. Ihe Secretary of Stale, has described it as ;i "grave burden, too grt for the Holy Sec lo bear," ami Ihe provisional budgoUor Curia expenses for 1975 has been block- oil. The Pope himself has appointed a special commission to supervise cms in Ihe Vatican s t a f f . The blocked budget is only one of several Vatican budgets and it is always in the red, because its investment income has lagged beloiv tho growth of the Vatican stall ami the extra costs of running the more ac- tive Curia. Each year money is transferred from other Vatican budgets lo fill the gap. Kor instance, Ihe Governor of Hie Vatican Slate nets ovor $2.4 million a year from selling stamps. There is a tariff paid by shopkeepers [or having rosaries blessed. The Pope also . has an annual general purposes income in the form of Peler's 1'encc -- c o n t r i b u t i o n s collected from Catholics all over Hie world each year, a l a r g e p a r t o f w h i c h i s redistributed as charity. fflien Pope John decided out of the blue lo give Vatican staff a 5(1 per cent pay rise in 1959 the difference came from Ihis fund. Bui Paul wants to slop "robbing Peler": to cm down on ordinary administrative o u t goings so as to be able lo keep more of his money for charity. How generous he can afford to be depends to some extent on how efficiently the various Vatican investment porlloiios are managed. There can be no denying that Ihe "Institute for Religious Works," as Ihe Vatican bank is called, has been in some bad investments lately. Il had a share -- conservatively estimated al 15 per .cent -- in Michele Sindona's Banca Unione. 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