The Evening Standard from Uniontown, Pennsylvania on September 7, 1974 · Page 8
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The Evening Standard from Uniontown, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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PAGE 8-UNIONTOWN, PA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1974 THE MORNING HERALD - THE EVENING STANDARD More Bad News For Consumer By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer American consmers got another dose of bad news this week as President Ford began his campaign to end inflation against a background of rising unemployment and higher food prices. Here are some of the developments that affected consumers : SUPEIWARKETS: The Supermarket Institute, an in- d u s t r y research g r o u p , reported that there were 2.7 per cent fewer supermarkets in 1973 than in 1972. A U T O M O B I L E S : T h e domestic auto makers said August sales were the second best in history for the month, although they were 2 per cent below 1973 levels. During A u g u s t , t h e last m o n t h devoted exclusively to 1974 model cars, the U.S. auto manufacturers sold 667,237, down from 682,660 in August 1973. GROCERY PRICES: An Associated Press market- basket survey showed that grocery prices went up again during August, rising in 12 of 13 cities checked. The latest increases pushed the average marketbasket bill for 15 food and nonfood items to a level 14 per cent higher than a year ago and 11 per cent above Jan. 1, 1974. UNEMPLOYMENT: The Labor Department reported Friday that the unemployment rate went up one-tenth of one per cent in August meaning that 5.4 per cent of the work force was out of a job. The department said 4.9 million Americans were unable to find work last month, an increase of about 19,000 since July. FORD: The President met with 30 economists on Thursday, seeking ideas for a solution to the nation's economic problems prior to the inflation summit later this month. The D e m o c r a t i c l e a d e r s of Congress promised to stay in session as long as Ford has proposals for the legislators to consider. AIRLINES: Executives of Pan American World Airways and Trans World Airlines said they were willing to discuss a merger--a proposal suggested by Sen. Mike Mansfield, D- Mont., as an alternative to a government subsidy asked by Pan Am. The two carriers lost $46.5 million during the first seven months of 1974, as fuel prices rose and budget-conscious Americans cut back on travel. EUROPE: The Common Market Executive Commis- sion proposed a series of measures designed to boost farmers' income and officials admitted the increases would mean higher prices for consumers. Like U.S. farmers, the Europeans who raise livestock and other food items have been complaining they are losing money because of higher production costs. HOME CANNING: A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that an increase in home canning by people seeking to save money on food bills presents growing health hazard from botulism. A four-year study showed that of 30 outbreaks of food-borne botulism reported to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., only three were caused by commercial foods. The others were from home canning. Matlock Found Guilty By RON EGIDI A Grindstone man has been found guilty of second degree murder here. A jury of 10 men and two women returned the verdict against Ferdinand Matlock of Grindstone and Uniontown R.D. at 9 last night, after deliberating over six hours. The defendant is charged with the pistol slaying of 23- year-old Wayne Stermock of New Salem last May 13 at Mrs. Matlock's home in Grindstone. Testimony in the trial started Thursday. Chief Deputy Edward Nagy took the verdict and polled the jury. Dist. Atty. Conrad B. Capuzzi, who is prosecuting the case for the Commonwealth, and Atty. William E. Duffield, counsel for the defense, presented their summations in nearly an hour. Then Judge John I. Munson, presiding jurist, charged the jury for a little over an hour. T h e j u r y w e n t i n t o deliberations at about 2:20 p.m. Judge Munson told the jury they had four possible verdicts: murder of first degree, murder of second degree, ac- q u i t t a l a n d v o l u n t a r y manslaughter. D u r i n g t h e m o n r i n g testimony, Dist. Atty. Capuzzi cross-examined Matlock. The defendant told of an incident which occurred between him and the victim. He said that one night while he was out driving, he passed Stermock's car on the road that led to his estranged wife's home in Grindstone. Matlock said that the two pulled their cars to the sides of the road to avoid scraping fenders and that he saw Ster- mock take a gun out of the glove compartment. The defendant said he called out, "Hi," to Stermock and drove on. He said it was because of this incident that he knew Stermock carried a gun. Matlock said that he did not go to his wife's house that night to shoot or kill Ster- mock. He added that he wanted to talk to his wife and Stermock about seeing his babies. School Menus Has The Spirit Hev. David Warner, bouquets in both hands, prepares lor forthcoming flower festival by jumping into the past at St. George's Parish Church at Jump, Eng. The festival is entitled, "Jump Past and Present." (AP Wirephoto) Myers Clan Reunion Descendants of Isaac and Daisy Myers held their first reunion r e c e n t l y at the Fairchance Free Methodist Campground. Dinner was served at 2 p.m. and a prayer was offered by Rev. Robert L. Whoolery. Special singing took place after the meal by Mr. and Mrs. James Whoolery, Mrs. George Wycinsky, Mrs. Violet Whoolery, Rev. and Mrs. Roger Yeager. Mrs. Roger Yeager provided the music on the piano. Rev. Yeager, chairman of the reunion, held a business meeting including electing of- Stock Prices Prices at the recent Fayette Stock Yard Co. sale include: STEEHS. good. 40 to 42 cwt; med. to good. 36 to 40 cwt. COWS, med. to goad, 20 to 22 cwt; pour. 15 to 18 cwt. 11K1KKRS. med. to good, 23 to 26 cwt. BULLS, light, 26 to 30 cwt; heavies, 28 to 32 cwt. CALVES, choice. 50 to 55 cwt: rued, to good. 40 to 50 ewt; small, 20 to 40 cwt. HOGS 190 to 220 (butcher), 38 to 50 c w t ; two's and three's. 26 to 30 cwt; Sows 27 to 31 cwt: Boars, up to 18 cwt; Pigs, 10 - 15 each. EGGS, large 50 to 55 doz.; medium. 42 to 45 do?... pullets. 40 to 42 doz. ficers for 1975. They included: James Whoolery, president; Mrs. Charles E. Whoolery, treasurer and Mrs. Martin Karas Jr., secretary. Committee members were: Mrs. Richard Tate, Mrs. David Yeager Jr., Debbie and Sharon Saisbauer, gift committee; David Yeager, Rev. Roger Yeager and Tom Schreiber, entertainment. It was decided to hold next year's reunion at an earlier date. Date set was May 24, 1975. The only son of Daisy and Isaac, Lloyd Myers, could not attend because of suffering a heart attack recently. Mrs. Robert Whoolery also did not attend because of illness. Attending the reunion were the following: Lida Myers, Smiley, Pa.; M r . a n d M r s . S i d w e l l Whoolery, Shoaf, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Whoolery and Mark, Smiley; Mr. and Mrs. James Whoolery and Kirnmy and Jeff of Cleveland, Ohio; M r s . D o n n a B e n j a m i n , Cleveland, Ohio; Rev. and Mrs. W e n d a l l Paull and Michelle, Dravosburg; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tate, Edenborn; Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. W h o o l e r y a n d K i m a n d Christina, McClellandtown. Rev. Robert Whoolery and Peggy, Carmichaels; Mr. and Mrs. M a r t i n K a r a s Jr., Denise, Smiley, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Yeager, Smiley; Mr. and Mrs. David Yeager, Smiley; Joseph Panik, Shoaf. Mr. and Mrs. William Gaisbauer and Debbie, Diane, Sharon, Carol, and Billy, Grindstone; Rev. and Mrs. Roger Yeager and Rogie and Jason, Princeton, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. George Wycinsky, McClellandtown; Mrs. Carl Swaney and Robin, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Tom S c h r i e b e r a n d L a u r a , Cleveland, Ohio. Rev. and Mrs. Roger Yeager of Princeton, W. Va. t r a v e l e d t h e f a r t h e s t . Youngest child present was the nine-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Whoolery. Mr. and Mrs. Sidweil Whoolery had the most children present, six. Uniontown Uniontown Area School District -Monday, hamburger on bun with condiments, buttered corn, apple or cherry crisps or cobblers, milk; Tuesday, orange juice, lioagie, elementary hut dog bun and secondary school- baked bun; potato sticks, fruit, milk; Wednesday, rigatonies with tomato meat sauce, green garden salad with dressing, bread and butler, peaches and cookie, milk; Thursday, hoi meat sandwich with gravy, whipped potatoes, pickled beets, cake with cherry topping, milk; Friday, whale oi a treat, French fries, pepper slaw or buttered peas and carrots, milk. Laurel Laurel Highland -- Monday, elementary, hot dog on weiner bun, catsup, mustard, baked beans, celery and carrot sticks, sliced peaches, milk, secondary, hot does on weiner bun, catsup, mustard, baked beans, celery and carrot sticks, sliced peaches, milk or hot dog, one slice bread, celery and carrot sticks, sliced tomatoes, sliced peaches, milk; Tuesday, elementary, beef ravioli, tossed green salad, buttered carrots, roll, butter, milk, secondary, beef ravioli, tossed green salad, buttered carrots, roll, butter, milk or chef's salad, buttered carrots, sliced pears, milk, one slice bread; Wednesday, elementary, hamburg on school bun, catsup, mustard, buttered corn, apple crisp, milk, secondary, hamburg, on one slice bread, lettuce, applesauce, milk or hamburg on schixtl bun, catsup, mustard, buttered corn, apple crisp, milk; Thursday, elementary, fish fillet, tartar sauce, French fries, buttered green beans, sliced peaches, roll, butter, milk, secondary, fish fillet, tartar sauce, French fries, buttered green beans, sliced peaches, roll, butter, milk or fish fillet, one slice bread, buttered green beans, lettuce, sliced pineapple, milk; Friday, elementary, pizza with tomato sauce a n d cheese, b u t t e r e d m i x e d vegetables, fruited gelatin, milk; secondary, pizza with tomato sauce a n d c h e e s e , b u t t e r e d m i x e d vegetables, fruited gelatin, milk or chef's salad, chilled tomatoes, mixed vegetables, one slice bread, milk. Albert Gallatin German Junior - Senior High -- Monday, sloppy Joe sandwich, buttered green beans, Hawaiian slaw, chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, chocolate or white milk; Tuesday, chicken salad sandwich, buttered mixed vegetables, celery and carrot strips, peach cobbler, chocolate or white milk; Wednesday, spaghetti with meat sauce, cheese, toss salad, Jello, wheat roll and butter, chocolate or white milk; Thursday, grilled chipped ham sandwich, buttered carrots, cole slaw, apple crisp, chocolate or white milk; Friday, cheese sandwich, buttered noodles, Harvard beets, stuffed celery with peanut butter, fruit cup, chocolate or white milk. Fairchance - Georges Junior · Senior -- Monday, hot dog on bun, mustard, catsup, oven-baked beans, cheese wedge, fruit, milk; Tuesday, meat sandwich, vegetable soup, crackers, ,cole slaw, fruit, milk; Wednesday, spr-, ing macaroni in meat sauce, tossed saiad, school-made rolls, butter, fruit, milk; Thursday, creamed chicken, whipped potatoes, biscuits and butter, buttered peas, celery with peanut butter, fruit, milk; Friday, baked fish, potato tots, buttered corn, bread, butter, fruit, milk. Alfred L. Wilson Elementary (Fairchance) -- Monday, sloppy jo on bun, buttered corn, applesauce, peanut butter cookie, milk; Tuesday, orange juice, ham and potato casserole, buttered peas, bread and butter, cheese wedge, milk; Wednesday, chili con came, cole slaw, bread and butter, peaches, milk; Thursday, creamed chicken, whipped potatoes, chilled Sentenced In Robbery PITTSBURGH (AP) - A P i t t s b u r g h man, whose sentencing on armed robbery charges was delayed for over a year when he was mistakenly transferred to a New Jersey prison, received a 5-to- 10 year term for the holdup of a supermarket. George Jones, 23, was convicted in May 1973 of the September 1972 holdup, then taken to face similiar charges in New Jersey where he was inadvertantly released. beets, buttered biscuit, apricots, milk, Friday, baked macaroni and cheese, buttered green beans, pickled egg, bread and butter, fruit cup, milk. Smithfield Elementary - Monday, sloppy Joe on bun, buttered corn, potato sticks, pineapple rings, milk; Tuesday, beef and noodles, buttered peas and carrots, buttered bread, fruit cup, m i l k ; Wednesday, spring macaroni in meat sauce, grated cheese, Italian bread and butter, tossed salad, Jello cubes, milk; Thursday, creamed chicken on biscuit, mashed potatoes, buttered green beans, peach slices, milk; Friday, pizzaburger on bun, tomato soup and crackers, celery and carrot sticks, apple crisp, milk. Frazier Frazier High -- Monday, sloppy Joe on bun, buttered shells, buttered peas, sliced peaches, milk; Tuesday, hot dog on'roll, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, choice of fruit, milk; Wednesday, beef- a-roni, buttered green beans, beet salad gelatin with fruit, bread, butter, milk; Thursday, baked meat loaf, whipped potatoes and gravy, buttered corn, pineapple tidbits, bread, butter, milk; Friday, fish or hamburger, oven-fried potatoes, buttered carrots, choice of fruit, milk. Frazier Elementary School -- Monday, chipped ham on bun, French fries, buttered corn, fruit, milk; Tuesday, pizza with meat and cheese, cole slaw, buttered mixed vegetables, fruited Jello, milk; Wednesday, chicken patti, buttered green beans. Harvard beets, buttered bread, fruit, milk; Thursday, sloppy Joe sandwich on bun, French fries or buttered potatoes, green beans, fruit, milk; Friday, baked fish sticks, cole slaw, buttered peas and carrots, buttered bread, orange juice, fruit, milk. Jobless Rate 5.4 Per Cent Shutdown Supported Local members of the Independent Owners and Operators Truck Assn. last night voted to support a nation wide shutdown if necessary. Earl Crowe, president of the group, stated several reasons for the vote. Crowe says the carriers are not paying the operators what they should. Also, according to Crowe the government hasn't rolled back fuel prices as he said was promised last February when the truckers struck. Crowe adds the surcharge on truckers was dropped last month while the surcharge for the utility companies and railroads remains. Crowe said a possible strike could come at the end of the month or early next month. The truckers met last night at a restaurant in Smithfield. WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 5.4 per cent of the work force in August with both young and older men bearing the brunt of the added joblessness, the government reported Friday. Unemployment, after hovering between 5 and 5.2 per cent throughout most of the year, has risen by one-tenth of a per cent in each of the past two months. "Although neither the July nor August change in unemployment was statistically significant, the change over the two months appears to represent a slight increase from earlier in the year," the Labor Department said. The jobless rate has risen by eight-tenths of a percentage point from last October's 6 Vz-year low of 4.6 per cent and most economists predict it will rise to about 6 per cent by year's end. Secretary of Labor Peter J. Brennan said earlier this week that the government is prepared to expand its public service jobs program if unemployment mounts. The present $500 million program will be doubled to $1 billion to create another 100,000 jobs if unemployment reaches 5.5 per cent, Brennan said. In its report, the Labor Department said 4.9 million Americans were unable to find jobs last month, an increase of about 19,000 since July. Total employment stood at 86.2 million, practically unchanged for the past two months and up only 375,000 since January. The rise in joblessness last month was reflected primarily in the unemployment rate of adult men, which rose from 3.5 to 3.8 per cent. The rate for young men aged 20 to 24 jumped from 8.1 to 9.3 per cent, while the rate or men 55 and over moved up from 2.9 to 3.2 per cent. Offsetting the unemployment rise among adult men was a slight decline among teenagers, whose jobless rate declined from 16.2 to 15.3 per cent. Unemployment rates for most other groups in the labor force remained unchanged last month. Payroll figures showed that average hourly earnings rose by three cents over the month and 33 cents over the year to $4.24. Weekly earnings aver- aged $157.73 in August, an increase of $1.12 from July and $11.10 from last August. Need Money Phone-A-Loan Consumer Discount Co Uniontown Office UNIONTOWN MALL 437-1504 CONCRETE BLOCKS at OUT new location Alla Crottlng, Uniontown 8" Blocks . . . 30$ 10" Blocks ... 370 12" Blocks . . . 4 1 $ Plant Pric» DENNIS Concrete Products Phone 439-3888 or 329-5542 FAYETTE PLAZA-ROUTE 51 Regular or Elec Perk Hills Bros COFFEE SERVICE Rent-All GRAND OPENING! ON ROUTE 51-PERRYOPOLIS, PA. 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