Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 22, 1975 · Page 1
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VOL LV1 NO. 273 " -in luilcpemlrtit Daily Vi W rr Drilirnlnl lo Ctiininiiiiilv /Vo^rc-w" XAMPA. IDAHO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22. 1975 'M PACKS 15 CENTS Devastating twisters rip Oklahoma communities ALTUS. Okla. l U P l ) - High winds and tornadoes ripped through three western Oklahoma communities today, wrecking mobile home parks and killing four persons. ·."More than 50 others were injured. ;tjv'o persons were killed in AHus. one in Duncan, and one in Mountain Park. High- .way Patrol Supervisor Glen Smith said. ·. .The Duncan victim was identified as .Rebecca I,. Hand. 57. Officers said she was killed in a fire caused by a tornado. 'Authorities reported I I persons injured in XitXdsay. (wo in Mountain Park, 33 in Duncan and 17 in AUus. ,· 'AUus police said one trailer park on the riorih side and one on the south side were hjrhard and electricity was knocked out. .Officials said about 100 trailers were damaged or destroyed. "There were real high w i n d s , somewhere around 60 miles an hour," a police spokesman said One of the deaths in AHus was a woman brought to the Jackson County Memorial Hospital, assistant administrator Jimmy Brooks said. He said 17 persons were treated. Six persons were admitted to the hospital and two women were in critical condition with head, internal, pelvic and back injuries. "II was pretty sudden," Brooks said "We went into our disasler plan and called in the doctors and necessary people to handle the emergencies and direct traffic. We were in full disaster on emergency power. "We had a tornado or disasler drill that wasliack in October or November and thai probably helped us tremendously," he 'said. "We didn't have any fires due to this, but we had prelty bad road conditions sleet and hail. "I was visiting with one fellow lhat was not critically injured and he said he and his wife were silling in their mobile home and all al once it hit. II creeped up on them pretty sudden-like," he said. J.C. Lowell, owner of Lowell funeral Home in AUus, said his crews took about an hour to rescue a 9-year-old girl whose arms were pinned in Ihc wreckage of a mobile home in a rural area. "We knew a 4-month-old baby was in (here and finally localeri il," Lowell said. "Luckily, il had been toppled into a chair. When it left its mother's arms ac- cidentally, il luckily ended up eraddled by this soft, overstuffed chair and incurred no injuries." The 9-year-old girl suffered an injured arm and her parents were not injured. John llilburn of the Duncan police department saitt the "whole north section got il bad." lie snirt he was surprised more persons were not hurt or killed. "There's a tremendous amount (if properly damage and almost every liome in Duncan losl all their windows on Die wesl side," said Stephens County sheriff's office spokeswoman Jean Wilson. The Sturm hit first at AUus and Ihen drifted northeast, fifteen mobile homes were damaged or destroyed in Lindsay and damage from winds was reported in I'urcell and Norman. Israelis nix idea of defense treaty Wall Street action with near frantic o NEW YORK I U P I I - The slock market registered another substantial gain In heavy trading this four-day week --it was .closed for the Washington's birlhday holiday ori Monday -- and few veteran observers would try to predict when the new year rally would run its cour?e. Investors appeared transfixed by a brighler economic picture down the road and almost ignored a deluge of recession news, which normally would have sparked a sharp decline. Was it a mailer of investors jumping inlo (he frantic action for fear of being left oul of somelhing good? Was (he market feeding on itself in a clash of short sellers * * Inside · * Richard Nixon comes oul ol seclusion tonight at a party attended by Ihe rich and lamous; he won't comment on prison s e n t e n c e s his Former top assistants received Friday. Page 5. The second article in the "Courses by Newspaper" series today discusses the impact Columbus'discovery olthe New World had on European countries. Page 7. Capital blasted Mampa Friday night in The District A-l basketball tourney, dropping Nampa into the consolation bracket. Page 13. and covcrers? Were lower interest rales actually driving Investors Inlo setiirllles? Or was it a combination of all these? "Kighl now, the markel is looking a( all news as good," Monte Gordon, vice president of Dreyfus Corp., said. "All the bad news in the world isn't going (o slop the action. Bui when we do gel a correc- lion. it's going lo be the other way around-all the good news in the world won't stop Ihe selling." Among the news developments Ibis week, (he Commerce Deparlmenl, in a revised reporl. said Thursday the nation's fourth quarter inflation rate rose lo an annual H.4 per cent rate from 13.7 per cent reported earlier. But il also reporicd Ihe real gross national product declined 9.1 per cenl. the rate predicted earlier. The market rallied late that day. The Commerce Deparlmenl also reported personal income growth slowed in January as payroll outlays fell for the third consecutive month. Housing starts jumped 13 per cent in January from (he December level, bul building permits were sharply lower. A continued decline in interest rates brought more big investors inlo Ihe securities market from shorl-lerm money instrument. A number of banks lowered the prime lending rate Ihey charge Ihe most creditworthy customers lo 8 'z per cent And (here was speculation late in the Hy United Press International Israel has rejected the idea of a formal defense treaty with (he Unilcd Stales or the Soviet Union, saying its security "must resl upon Israel's shoulders alone." But (he Cairo newspaper Akhlrar El Yom said Secretary of State Ilenrv swings ptimism week the Federal' Reserve Board again would lower its discount rale. There were words of encouragement to supplement She advance. The Business Council predicted (he inflation rate would subside to around Ihc 5.5 per cent level by (he endof the year and Treasury Secretary William Simon expressed confidence inflation and unemployment would decline. The Labor Department reported its consumer price index rose only 0.6 per cent in January, the smallest rise since last April. II was a furlher indication irv flation may be easing. Kissinger will return to Egypl ncxl monlh with an interim accord providing (or Israeli territorial concessions in return for guarantees of security. "This is not a Russian-American srt- llcmciil w are speaking of," Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Friday night in response In reports that Kissinger and Israeli officials discussed such ;i pact last week. "Guarantees by the two powers are meaningless because first and foremost. Israel's defense as 1 have already said must rest upon Israel's shoulders alone." Rabin said in a national radio address. News reports said Kissinger considered the pact to case the way for Israel to make m u r e t e r r i t o r i a l concessions in iK'golialions with the Arabs. Government sources have said Kissinger did not formally propose a pact. Rabin, former Israeli army chief of slaff. said he would never allow a defense treaty lo become "a subslilute for defensible borders." He did not specify what "defensible borders" were but said under no cir- cumslances would Israel go back lo its frontiers before the 1967 war. In l h a t six-day war, Israel seized Ihe Sinai Desert from Egypt, the Golan lleighls from Syria and the West Bank of Ihe Jordan river and East Jerusalem from Jnrdnn. WHII.K CUXSTHVCTION WORKERS swing on guy wires, a helicopter holds a M.Wnol aluminum transmission luurr upright so il may hr put into place near Mnnlpt'lier, Idaho. The transmission lines arr part of Ihe Jim Brldger plan! bring built by Idaho Power and Pacific Power and Lighl which will supply energy lo western customers. (U'l Photoi Cambodian rioters protest rice prices PHNOM PENH il'Pli - Cambodians rioted in Ihe streets of two provincial capi- lals to protest the high price of rice, reporls reaching Phnom Penh said loday. Travelers from Ballambang, 150 miles northwest of Ihe capital, and Kompong Sum. ]20 miles lo Ihe soulhwesl. said thousands of young people burned shops and warehouses of Chinese merchants Thursday and Friday. The reporls confirmed Ihe fears of gnvernmenl authorities in Phnom Penh, who said Ihey feared civil disorder as C o m m u n i s t control increased in Ihe countryside and slocks of food and con- Meany rakes HAK M I A M I BEACH ( U P I ) - George jMcany, 80. Ihe leader nf 110 unions handed together in (he AI-'L-CIO, scored Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger Friday, bill slopped short of asking for Kissinger's dismissal. "I rion'l think Henry Kissinger really understands (he business nf colleclivc bargaining." Meany said. M e a n y m a d e his observations in reporting twn more of Ihe resolutions adopted by Ihe :ia-member executive council of Ihc AFL-CIO. Uneof the statements urged lhat "Israel musl be supported and strengthened by the United Slates." The resolution said, "Oil energy blackmail coupler! with Ihe economic and m i l i t a r y Ihrcals againsl Israel musl be stopped." The other slalemenl, which drew Ihe dissenl of Jerry Wurf of (he American Federation of Slate, County and Municipal Employes, calls fnr continued economic and military support [or Soulh Vielnam and Cambodia. Earlier this week, Meany scored Kissinger for a purported agreement with Ihe Soviets on Jewish emigration and. asked if he had confidence in Kissinger's Middle East policy, declared, "Oh. my God, no." Meany said Kissinger ran a giveaway policy and submilled lo Arab blackmail. During (he course of Ihe news conference Friday. Meany also raked Robert Strauss, n a t i o n a l D e m o c r a t i c party chairman; Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash.. and Dr. Arthur F. Rurns, chairman of the Federal Reserve lioard. Asked about his early support nf Strauss as parly chairman, Meany said. "Why do you have to bring that up? I'm certainly nol proud of Ihe facl l h a t 1 did a little for him." Meany said Jackson's sole interest in t r a d e legislation was Ihe Jackson amcndmenl on Jewish emigralion from Ihe Soviet Union and thai "was connected with his political campaigning --his desire to raise funds." sumer goods fell and prices rose.. . Chinese merchants control mosl of the rice supply and operate hundreds of shops and stores in cities throughout Cambodia. Reporls from Ihe two provincial capitals were skelchy, bul travelers said it appeared riols were begun and led by high school sludenls in both towns. They said warehouses, shops and stores were sacked arid the buildings were burned. No casualties were reported. Cambodia is under a total land siege. Communist forces cul Ihe last land roule in and aul of (he counlry Thursday when they blew up railroad tracks and ambushed a train between- Ballambang and the Thai border. The daily trains, which brought in tons of consumer goods from Thailand, were Cambodia's sole land link wilh the outside world. U.S. cargo planes have been making more than 20 flights a day lo Phnom Pehn's Ponchenlong airporl. Loss of (he railroad link w i l l cause even more severe shortages. In Soulh Vietnam, hiller fighting broke oul 52 miles wesl of Saigon, at (he Cambodian border town of Tuyen Binh. the military command said Nation loses hour of sleep tomorrow WASHINGTON (UPI I - Most of the nation switches to Daylighl Saving Time at 2 a.m. Sunday morning -two monlhs earlier than usual. It means clocks will have to be moved ahead one hour, and people who forget to do lhat before going lo bed tonight will likely he an hour late lo church or any- other engagement. The device lo remember how to adjust clocks is: "Spring forward, fall back," because when Ihe nation goes back lo siandard lime in the fall. Ihe clocks are sel back an hour. Usually, Siandard Time ends on the last Sunday in April. Bul (his year il is ending early hecause of the Emergency Year- Round Daylighl Saving Time Act. passed by Congress during (he energy crisis. Only two slales, Arizona and Hawaii, and the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa don'l have to worry about setting their clocks They never went on Daylight Saving Time in Ihe firsl place. The easternmost lime zone in Michigan will remain on Standard Time until the normal clock changing date of April 27. and Siandard Time will continue permanently in Indiana's easlernmost lime zone bul Ihe resl of Ihe slale will lose that hour. _ Bul nexl year, the nation will go back lo Ine old formula of beginning Standard Time on Ihe last Sunday of October and switch to Daylighl Saving Time in tlie spring, the last Sunday in April Sources don'f expect thaw in oil exporter price freeze ·'TOE ME1.BA COMMUNITY AUCTION pmnpt $1,711.M HiU ".- DMfJampa Are. United Way cimp«l|f» with the check befog Mwli hy Veri Blanksma, treasurer oJ Uw auction. Tiding .part In the check presentation are, from Wt, Klvln 'KpSg)eman, NAUW president; Mrs. Blankima; B* SUnlan. NAL'W campaign manager; Phil Pease, auction representative U N A U W ; Richard Rtlntke, auction chairman; and Bwl V*»l. NAUW representative to the auction. The Melba conlribullMi bulkb Ihe NAUW total lo almost IW.MO, or nearly «7 per cent at the U9,97«Roal. (Staff Photo) VIENNA ( U P I I The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will probably not announce an increase in Ihe price of oil al its pre-summil meeling (his week, OPEC sources said loday. Oil minislers of Ihe 13-nalion cartel will meet Feb. 25-26 lo discuss how OPEC can prolccl ils income against inflation and the dollar's falling value, the sourcessaid. The price of oil has quadrupled since 1973. Saudi Arabia, Ihe world's largest oil exporter, and [ran are againsl a price hike but Ihey are opposed by radical Algeria and Libya, OPKC sources said. The cartel in December froze oil's price al $10.12 a barrel unlil Sepl. 30, 1915. Chief Meshach Otokili Feyide, new OPEC secretary-general, has said he thinks oil prices will slay frozen for now rlesile She fall in the dollar's value. Venezuela's oil minister Valelin Hernandez has said price stabilily will be maintained despile the dollar's weakness. The minislers called the Vienna meeting lo prepare for the firsl summil conference of OPEC heads of state In Algiers and to discuss a plan lo index the oil's price to lhat other raw materials. The Algerian summil begins March 4. The proposal, pul forward frequenlly by Ihe Shah of Iran Muhammad Reza Pahlevi, would link petroleum prices lo a "basket of 20 or 30 commodities" produced by industrial nations. Kuwait wants to guard oil revenues against fluctuations in lh« vali* of Uw dollar by lying the dollar to other major currencies. Algeria and Iraq want to substitute some other unspecified currency for the doiUr In CBlrnldllnR the price of oil.

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