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Tteldaho Free Press The News-Tribune. Thursday. February 20.1975 - 'I Off the wire Ute newt summaries World Venezuela may tut oil output CARACAS UPI(-Official sources said today thai Venezuela may lower its 1975 oil production to 2,4 million barrels R day lo conserve dwindling reserves ami dry up excess supply on world markets. Gunmen kill photographer BELFAST (UPD-Two gunmen shot'a Roman Catholic photographer to death in the doorway of his suburban home Wednesday night, ending a week-long lull in religious warfare in Northern Ireland. Volcano continues to fume AUCKLAND. New Zealand UP1- Mount Nguaruhoe. New Zealand's second largest active volcano, belched streams of gas and sleam today in the aftermath of a spectacular eruption Wednesday which soul boulder avalanches and ashes showering down (he mountainside. Hational Teachers defy court order ROVER. Del. (UPII-Delawarc's largest teachers' union, defying a court order and promising to test (he slate's no- strike law. led members into the third day of a walkout thai has crippled the 131,000- studenl school system. River peaks after flooding ELBA. Ala. (UPD-Thc raging Pes River drove hundreds of persons from thc-ir homes Wednesday but today peaked below the expected flood crest of 3B feet and the water level began dropping. GM plans worker recall DETROIT (UPI)-General Motors Corp. said today it will recall 820 workers at two plants next week because of increased demand for its cars. Washington Ford signs debt bill WASHINGTON lUPfi-Prcsident Ford today signed a bill temporarily increasing the national debt limit from $495 billion to $531 billion through June 30. House creates probe panel WASHINGTON lUPli-The House has created a special committee dominated by Democrats to investigate all government inlelligence agencies, including the CIA. By a 226-120 vote, the Democratic majority ignored pleas for bipartisanship by Jjouse nYnorrty Ic'sd^'-Jo^n Rhodes.' R.- Ariz, and appointed seven members of their own parly and three Republicans. Railroad subsidy authorized WASHINGTON (UPIl-The House has authorized $317 million to keep Penn Central and other Eastern railroads from braking to a stop and causing the economy to derail. Solons shelve Indochina trip WASHINGTON ( U P I ) - P r e s i d e n t Ford's suggested Indochina fact-finding mission for 20 members of Congress is being shelved al least t e m p o r a r i l y , political sources said today. They said Ihe current conflict between the White House and Congress over Ford's economic- energy program gave the lawmakers no lime for Ihe trip lo Saigon. Symms opposes special panel WASHINGTON - First District Congressman Steve Symms voted Wednesday against the creation of a special House committee to investigate inlelligence activities, terming the new panel, "headline seeking al the taxpayers' expense." 'Symms noted lhat two new committees have already been set up lo investigate the CIA, one by the Senate, and the other tiy Vice President Rockefeller. J'"Tbis sudden proliferation of more intelligence oversight cpmmiltees dislurbs me," Symms said, "as they are all (Designed to do essentially the 30me thing. I am not al all ou- ppsed lo Ihc investigations themselves, if they are carried out wisely, objectively and with a p p r o p r i a t e d i s c r e t i o n . Valley weather BOlSE-Strortg. gusty winds will be sweeping over Idaho today, as a low pressure syslem moves eastward over the state. Skies are mostly overcast in Southern Idaho and partly cloudy in Northern Idaho. Temperatures are ranging from the lower 20s to the lower 30s and scattered snow showers are falling over portions of the south and central mountains. A low pressure system and associated cold front passed over Ihe Gem Slate diiring the night, bringing snow showers and gusty winds. The front is now moving out of the stale lo Ihe east, but a few snow showers will linger in southeastern and mountainous areas. Some high afternoon Icm- paratures Wednesday were: 43 al Boise and Lewislon, 40 al liurley and Mullan, 37 at Salmon and35al Pocalello. Highs today will be in Ihe 30s in Northern and Southwest Idaho and from 25 to 35 in Southeast Idaho. Overnight lows this morning iverc: 21 a I Aberdeen, 22 a I Soda Springs. 24 at Gooding, 30 at Ontario and 33 at Boise. Minimum temperatures tonight will range from the teens lo the lower 20s in Northern and Southwest Idaho and from 5 to 15 in Southeastern Idaho. The Idaho extended outlook Saiurday through Monday calls for temperatures to gradually moderate. Snow or rain showers are expected again by Sunday or Monday. Gray named on state ASC group WASHINGTON - Lawerance V. Gray. Nampa area farmer, has been named a member of the three-man Idaho Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, U.S. Sen. James A. JlcClurc. !i- Idaho. announced loday. Gray, a farmer for 27 years, has served for I I years on Ihe Idaliu Bean Commission. He has served on Ihe board of directors of Hie Idaho licei Growers and the- University of Idaho Consulting Council. As a previous ASC county committecman. Gray joins present stale ASC members Charles Gabby, I.ewislon, chairman and George Shiozawa of Pocatello. The state ASC Ciimmil lee is responsible for Ihe stale administration of federal farm aclion programs in Idaho. Prosecutor plans no inquest CALDWELL, Idaho (UP1) Prosecutor James C. Morfill says he plans no inquest into the death of Archie Burrell, 17, who hanged himself six months ago in the Canyon County Jail. "There's no reason to hold one that's been called lo my attention," Morfitt said. Gurrell died Sunday evening at Ihe Cascade Convalescent Center. A doctor said (he cause of death included general deterioration of the brain, infections and malnutrition. Planning panel eyes subdivide moratorium Obituaries I Continued from Page I I has lo make the decisions as to where to put people, how lo finish lots, whal areas should be developed and what should not. Each subdivision has to rely on ils own merits." Nelson added Ihis morning lhat while the comprehensive plan "gives the commission a great tool, we must have a subdivision ordinance that helps developers know what they've got to do." He said Ihe comprehensive plan will dictate Ihe zoning change question, bul not requirements wilhin a specific zone or for a subdivision. Otter ordinances will have to take care of those details. In other action Wednesday, Ihe commission by unanimous ballot re-elected Bushnell as chairman and Roberl Hobinsonas secretary. George Vance was elected vice-chairman, replacing Carroll Dean. The officers serve one-year terms, although commission members arc appointed for six years by Ihe county commissioners. The commission also: -- Unanimously denied a request by Nelson-Deppc, Inc., lo rezone 20 acres on Highway 45 3' 2 miles south of (he 12th Avenue Road Labor Camp to residential for a 52-lat subdivision. The proposed subdivision would have been Rolling Hills Fifth, resulting in 195 lots in (he Rolling Hills development south of Nampa. Most of the 45 people attending the meeting appeared to protest the fifth addition lo Rolling Hills. The commission also received 52 letters generally critical Idaho Legislature Pay issue still stalls session of the other four Rolling Hills Subdivisions. Complainls, voiced and written, included lack of water pressure, no one lo lurn to about problems, inadequate streets, overcrowded schools, lack of fire and police protection and too high a density for the area. Sumner Johnson, engineer for Rolling Hills, said Ihe problems of the other subdivisions already ihere were nol an issue in Ihc rezone request. "Rejection of a rezoning of 20 acres will nol solve one of Ihese problems," he said. "The way lo improve this is for the county lo require a performance bond lo require the developer to accomplish what he says he's going to." Bushnell and other commission members commented thai adding another subdivision would increase Ihe problem and encourage further subdivision in the area. Bushnell said Rolling Hills developments could hold a population nearly the size of Wilder with none of the safeguards and services a city offers. -- Tabled requests by Robert Heck lo rezone 33 acres to residential for subdividing inlo 77 lots and by Bob lloag lo rezone 25'- acres lo residential for subdividing into 39 lots. Both requests were tabled under the moratorium proposal. The Heck request is located ·. mile north of Highway -14 on the west side of old Highway 30 and the Hoag request on the south side of Ustick Road , mile west of Like Avenue. BOISE (UPI) - All b»ls on final adjournment of Ihe first regular session of the 43rd Legislature were off today in the wake of a major Republican defeat on the House floor. Speaker Allan F. Larsen, R- Blackfool, took his fellow Republicans inlo caucus this morning in an effort to resolve new problems with slate em- ploye pay increases. Visibly and vocally shocked, Wednesday Larsen lost the GOP pay resolution 35-35 on the floor when eight of his troops defected lo a solid block of 27 Democrats. Later, the House voted lo reconsider-its action. Afterward, hc'said he fell (he vote reflected problems other than those with the employe increases and hinlcd some horse Irading could save the day. One problem was the apparent desire of some Republicans (o spend some of the surplus on highway construction. Democrats also caucused prior (o Ihe House floor aclion, discussing ways lo keep the GOP from turning their victory around. There still were moves pending in the House lo drag the equal righls rescinder out of the State Affairs Commillee and a lax relief measure out of the Revenue and Taxation Commit- tee. Stale affairs voted Wednesday to postpone aclion indefinitely on the rescinder and House lax- writers are not considering a bill taking the sales tax off food, A batlle is shaping up over Ihe Swale-approved measure to pul all of Idaho on Daylight Saving Time next Sunday. The House Stale Affairs Committee wants lo compromise by amending the measure to keep southern Idaho on standard time until (he end of March. Although it seemed doubtful the House would get to it until at least (his afternoon a bill lo establish .state-supported public kindergartens led 'Ihe list for final consideration on the floor (oday. Elsewhere on the legislative scene: --Chairman H. Dean Summers, R-Boise, served notice that his Slate Affairs Committee's refusal lo reporl out legislation reapporlioning party central committees will result in a lawsuit. --The Senate approved and sent to the House 27 7. a bill to make permanent the 55 m.p.h. speed limit. --The Senate State Affairs Commillee sent to the floor for consideration a perennial bill to ban smoking in public places. However, it is wrong lo expect the taxpayers to fund three new, duplicating panels to do the work of one." The Idaho Congressman said he favored a joint House-Senale committee as being "more efficient and more economical." "Already there is concern lhat these investigations will become partisan publicity contests instead of Ihe serious fact- finding efforts Ihey are meant lo be. Liberal politicians, still lamenting the fall of the communist regime in Chile, undoubtedly will iry lo make a whipping boy out of the CIA again. This would be extremely imforlunate, as these inquiries are far too important to be jeopardized by the personal crusades and witch hunts of ambitious politicians," he said. Noon Stock Quotations Deputy testifies on monitored call East Idaho snowstorm '(loses roads, schools ·By United Press International 2 A blinding snowstorm ac- tompanied by winds of 50 miles tcr hour dumped six to 10 inches If new snow on Eastern Idaho, {losing eighl major roads and Jchools in 10 districts. \ Bear Lake Counly was buried i nder 10 inches of new snow and | II five schools in the country j ere closed. ; The highway division of the J ransporlation Department i dvised molorisls to slay off jlighway 36between Monlpelier jjnd Preslon. .-estate Police closed eight roads in Eastern fdahn unlil road crews had a chance iu clear a way for traffic. Both public and private schools were closed by the snow. The commuter buses operating between Idaho Falls and the Idaho Nalional Engineering Laboratory were delayed for several hours while road crews removed snow drifts four ftel deep from Highway 2026 wcsl of Idaho Falls. School officials said snow closures added to the problems ihc schools already were having with allendance. They said their students have been hit by the new strain of Influenza and allendance already was down. STOCK QUOTATIONS: FUKNISHEI) THROUGH: EDWARD D. JONES and COMPANY of CALDWELL DOW JONES AVERAGES NOON Industrials 736.55+.16 Transportation 161.0! t-.OS Utilities 8I.7H-.IO Composite 234.72 LISTKD STOCKS Alberlsons u\ American Telephone 51 Bethlehem 30'« Boeing IG' 2 BoiseCascade I4' 2 Chrysler QT , Champion Home Builders 3'' K Exxon 76 1 . Flcelwood io\ General Electric 42^1 General Motors 37'; Idaho Power 28 r « IBM 2I5' 2 Kennccotl W* Morrison-Knudsen 18'i Occidental Petroleum 15 Philips Petroleum W\ RCA H Reynolds Tobacco 54'i Scars 62': St. Oil of California 26 Union Oil 37'.. Union Pacific 6fl :l , Va. Elect. Po. I2'» Westinghouse 121 , Winnebago 4 n » LOCALOVER THE COUNTER QUOTES BID ASK First Security Bank 30 1 , 3P, Idaho 1st Nal'l Bank 33 35 InlermounlainGas l l ' i IP, MUTUAL FUNDS DID ASK Col. Inc. Fund 8.22 8.98 Inv. Co. of America 10.71 11.70 Key, D-4 lion F(l. 7.30 8.00 Putnam Growth F. 8.37 9.15 Putnam InveslorsF. 6.43 7.03 G R A N G E V I L L E , I d a h o t U P I ) - The proseculion has rested its case in the first-degree murder trial of former Stiles police chief Robert Gillespie. The final witness was a deputy Public defender plan eyed CALDWELL - Canyon County commissioners are considering naming a public defender for the county, such a defender possibly being a law- firm in both Caldwell and Nampa. H would be on a contractual basis, said Ira Craven, chairman of Ihe commissioners. Earl Giles, commissioner, pointed out thai many counties which have public defenders report Ihc cost less lhan the system of court-appointed attorneys. A public defender would not be a "free attorney" lo anyone who needed one, but wben a defendant was arraigned and found indigent he would be assigned by Ihe court lo the public defender. This is the same procedure used now for the court-appointed attorneys The difference would be in Ihc way the county pays for it. The 1975 budget allows for payment of court-appointed counsel, and if the commissioners decide on the public defender, the funds would come out of Ihis portion of Ihc budget. Craven, Giles and Commissioner Stan Pilcher all emphasized thai appointment of a public defender "is just in the talking sl.ige ni Ihis lime." sheriff who testified of a telephone conversation between Gillespie and his wife. Deputy Lee Kennedy said he monitored a telephone call by Gillespie Iwo weeks afler he was arrested for ihe shooting dealh of Lloyd Dean Lylle, 46, in the small community of Slites. Kennedy quoted Gillespie as telling his wife, "I went oul to kill the man so he could not kill you." Testimony earlier in Ihe (rial indicated that Gillespie and Lylle had argued the day of Ihe slaying. Sliles Councilman Howard Aril testified Tuesday lhat Gillespie told him len minulcs before the shooting lhat his wife and Iwo children were frightened following a visit earlier in the evening of Dec. 4 by Lylle lo the Crillcspie home. After prosecutor William Taylor rested his case, Judge Koger Swanstrom denied a defense motion that Gillespie be acquitted on grounds Ihc stale failed lo prove premeditation. In his opening slatement, de- fenseNillorney William Foster said he would "tell (he jury (hal Lytle came from his home Dec. ·I possessed by demon alcohol." Foster's firs! witness was Grangeville oplomelrisl Dr. Jack "imball, who testified thai Gillespie could not see very well wilhoul his glasses. Gillespie had told authorities al the lime of his arrest that his glasses were knocked off during a scuffle wilh Lylte moments before Lylle was shot. Foster said Wednesday he expects lo conclude his parl of Ihc (rial by Friday. New York remains Ite nation's premier corporate headquarters location, reports the Stale Commerce Deparlmenl. Pofafo solutions sought BOISE (UPI) - A special coordinating committee urged Idaho's governor to meet wilh chief executives from other potato-growing slates and Ihc President lo seek solutions to problems in (he industry. LI. Gov. John Evans and former Congressmen Orval Hansen and Ralph Harding, as members of Ihe special committee, met Tuesday night in Boise with representatives of (he potato industry. The commillee asked Gov. Cecil D. Andrus to seek im- medialc aclion (o help solve Ihc industry's woes. Along wilh the governors, congressional delegations and industry leaders of the polatq- growlni'state's;* ill r'eijjiiit' IH be present al' the \Vliile"Hbuse ''meeting if·iroali'.W'arfah'g'ed. Evans said Ihe purpose of the meeting was to gel input from the entire potato industry on possible courses of action lo develop a worldwide market for potato products. Such a market would help alleviate the problem of unemployment in the industry by gearing up capacity al the'pro- cessing plants and insuring higher prices for potato growers, he said. Dave Clark, president of Ihe National Potato Council, stressed the need for a spirit of cooperation and a uniled effort on a national basis lo seek immediate federal aclion to prevent wholesale bankruptcy of po- lato farmers as a result of a national surplus and depressed prices. Industry leaders agreed lhat unless immediate action is taken by the federal government, there is a real possibility of potatoes being dumped in the desert because there is no market for Ihe accumulated surplus. Donald Richardson NAMPA -- Funeral services for Donald Orrin Richardson, 57, 420 Locusl SI., who died Tuesday enroule to a Nampa hospital, will be conducled at 2 p.m. Friday al the Alsip Funeral Chapel by Dr. James 0. York Sr, pastor of the \ampa First Christian Church. Entombment will follow in the Building of Reverence at Ilillcrest Memorial Gardens, wilh m i l i t a r y rites by Ihe Veterans of Foreign \Vars, Nampa. Mr. Richardson was born Aug. 1, 1917 at Quinter, Kan., and was reared in Quinler and Lexinglon. Xeb. He married Geneva Caslcr Aug. 2. 1941, al Overland. Kan., and in 1942 they came to Nampa where they have since resided. He served wilh Ihe U.S. Army during World War II, with "ihc 84th I n f a n t r y Tank Division in Germany. He had worked in Ihe electrical business for 32 years and for the pa si two years had been employed with Caldwell Electric. He was a member of Ihe Int e r n a t i o n a l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 291. Boise He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Geneva Richardson, Nampa; one daughter, Mrs. James : Linda) Helmer, Caldwell: five brothers, Herbert, Willis, and Charles, all of Lexington, Neb., Howard, Pavillion. \Vyo., and Vernon, Wailsburg. Wash.; two sisters. Mary Gibson. Portland. Ore., and Frances Ida Osterhoudl. Buhl; and by,l\vo grandchildren. He was preceded in death'by his parents,'- three 'brother's';'" one sister; and (me grandson. Bicentennial kickoff slated BOISE l U P I l - The chairman and executive director of Ihe Idaho Bicentennial Commission leave Sunday to attend the kickoff of Ihe national celebration next week in Washington. W. Anthony Park, the chairman, and J.M. Neil, director for Idaho, plan to attend a reception at the While Mouse Monday. N'eil said Ihe reception is "a splendid way for the President to recognize the importance of the bicentennial lhat is coming up." The conference Tuesday and Wednesday will kickoff the official bicenlennial year, sel by Congress. Parks and Neil also will al- tend slaff meetings on funding and cooperalion belween federal and stale agencies while Ihe at the conference. Pearl Marshall WEISER - Graveside ser- vjces for Pearl M. Marshall, 80, who died Tuesday in La Grande, Ore., following a long illness, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday al Fair-view Cemetery, Weiser Junction, on the Oregon side. Officiating will be the Rev Bob Roberls of Ihe Vale Assembly of God Church. Dempsey Funeral Chapel. La Grande] is in charge of arrangemenls. Among survivors is a son, James A. Marshall. Meridian. Matilda Thinnes · CALDWELL - .Matilda F.A. Thinnes, 08,4H S. Seventh, died Wednesday night in a Caldwell nursing home. Services are pending at Flahiff Funeral Chapel. Caldwell. Mary E. Aiiken MERIDIAN' - Services for Mary Eleanor Ailken. 78, of Meridian, who died Monday at a Boise hospital, will be conducled al 11 a.m. Friday al Robison Chapel of (he Chimes, Meridian, by Bishop Victor Barfuss. Interment will be al 2 p.m. Saiurday al Lewisville Cemetery. She was born on April 16,1896, in Lake Shore, Utah, where she married Alvin E. Ailken in 1915. Their marriage was l a l e r solemnized in the Sail Lake City LDS Temple. They moved in 191G to Lewisville, where they farmed for 21 years. In 1943, ihey moved lo a farm wesl of Meridian and moved into Meridian in 1963. She was a member of the Meridian First Ward of ihc Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. Surviving are four sons, Henry, of Spokane. Wash., Vern, of Idaho Falls. Allen, of Boise, and Breni Ailken. Newark. Del.; a daughter. Lillian Barryman. Meridian; a brother. Robert S. Angus. Redding, Calif.: a sisler. Jesse Ailken. Roberls: 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Ihe chapel unlil 9 tonight and until service 'inie Friday. B-C will open mills EMMETT. Idaho tUPI)-The Boise Cascade Corp.-says it will begin reopening its Southern Idaho regional lumber manufacturing facilities beginning next week. Region general manager George Vcasy said Ihe reopening is due to reduced lumber inventories ss a result of improved market conditions. Vcasy said Ihe company will continue monoloring Ihe market daily. He said he hoped market conditions would not force another curtailment. The Emir.ell powerhouse will begin operation Monday, followed by the sawmill March 3, kilns March 10 and planer March 17. The company's lumber mills at Barber, Cascade and Council will begin full operations in March, when existing chipping contracts are completed. All of the company's lumber and plywood manufacturing operations were closed or put on a reduced work week during the last two weeks of December and Ihe first week of January because of surplus inventories and low market demand for building materials. Tax rebate favored over using funds for projects By Margaret Bailey ROISE (UPf) -A proposal (o use surplus general fund money- far public works projects in Idaho would nol help as much as its proponents expecl, says a Boise Slate University economist. Dr. Richard Harl of the BSU Center for Business and Economic Research told the Idaho Press Club a lax rebate would help the economy more lhan Ihe construclion work. Harl was a member of a panel discussing Ihc economic outlook for Idaho at Wednesday's Headliner Luncheon. He said using the surplus funds possibly would bring some unemployed workers into 1 the conslruction field, but he feels the expected impact on Ihe Idaho economy has been overstated. Gov. Cecil D. Andrus has asked the legislature lo set aside J10 million of the surplus for public works and highway construction projects. Addison Bceman. chief of research analysis for the Department of Employmenl, said (lie stale can expect unemployment lo continue lo increase for another six lo eighl months. He said Ihc nalional unemployment rales probably will roach nine per ccnl before the economy lurns around and ihe rale of employment increases He expects Idaho's trend to follow (he national bul al a slower pace, reaching the high poinl afler (he national unemployment figures start dropping again. y 6 He predicted Ihe slate's unemployment figure will be 30- MO al its worst. Asked what the legislature could do lo help the economy Marl said "cut taxes." He said a tax rebate would nclp (he stale more than the public works because even (hough Ihe amounts to each laxpaypr would be small, ihey would be diffused through the state. He said 410 million channeled into construction "would bo narrow" and help a narrow group ol people. He nolcd (he need to get Ihe money inlo the hands of the lower income groups because they are the money spenders, while those who earn more lend to save extra money. Ken Slearns, an economic development specialist for the Stale Deparlmenl of Tourism and Industrial developmcnl, said the addition of a coal-fireci power generating plant near^ Boise would make Ihc capilc** city "very attractive" to new industry. 2 Slearns said Ihc deparlment is f not using the proposed coal planl to lure new induslry inlo Idaho because "we don't like to sell., anything we don'l have." "', But if approved, he said, the'., power plant "would be a great', selling tool." '" DORMANT OIL . SPRAYING Spray now lor San Jose scale and other winter" Insects diseases. UBLE PKTCOimiOL over' and lahiff Funeral Chapels Homedale, Nampq ' Cg.ldwoll ·

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