The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on December 21, 1977 · Page 56
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 56

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.» Wed , D'.'c \'i/7 CLbr ttaKrrntir UM £utijm;ntan State economies rest on federal fund aid WASHINGTON <AI'i The nation's novct not s flay most states are enjnv IliK strong financial health but can't fiffonl the withdrawal of federal aid from 'Current anti-recession programs that funnel billions of dollars to their treasuries. A survey of 40 states In the National (iovern<>r- Assoclatlon indii ,-iif-', ;i i; percent surplus in lot a I I'.eiieral fund habitues Only one state, Delaware, predicted a budget short fall in the current HtVR fis tal year. The study is consistent with federal figures that .indicate state and local governments have made strong recovery from the 1074-75 recession, when the slumherinr, economy brought lower revenues and increased demands for welfare and unemployment services. Mat the governors m. If- then' has been no windfall growth" III state reve nues. Ami they say federal euthacks could force increases in stale taxes because state governments are just now he^inninn to pay for programs that were deferred due to recession-period constraints. The budget analysis estimates that state revenues next year will rise by fl percent, while spending will no up 11 percent. "This analysis does not mean that state governments will he in dire financial straits next year, but that they will be facing » Unlit budget year that could be made even tighter by federal withdrawal from current programs or by slow nrowlh in the national economy," the study says. The governors' budget analysis, prepared with the National Association of State Budget Officers, mentions two multi-billion dollar anti-recession programs — the so-called Man gets 5 years for extortion LOS ANGE1.KS i A Pi — Joseph Spencer Ullo, who Ls charged with murdering two gangland figures, has been sentenced to five years in prison in a separate extortion case. The sentence was handed down after U.S. District Judge Manuel Heal refused to allow Ullo to withdraw his guilty plea, saying he was trying to make "a mockery of our system of justice." Ullo told Real he wanted to" change his plea to innocent because he didn't understand the consequences of the guilty plea when he entered it Nov. 8. But the judge said Ullo had been fully advised by his attorneys, Paul Caruso and Peter Brown, whom he later fired. Ullo's current lawyer, Richard Rosenfield, said he would appeal the ruling. Ullo admitted striking Donald Adkins on the head in an attempt to get him to sign over his San Fernando Valley home in payment for an $8,001) debt Ullo felt was owed him. Meantime, the -18-year- old Northridge jeweler, free on $250,000 bond stemming from two counts of murder of reputed gangland figures, is scheduled to appear in Superior Court Dec. 28 for a pretrial hearing on the murder charges. Accused along with Ullo in the Aug. 3,1975, slaying of basketball point shaver Jacob "Jack" Molinas in Hollywood were Leonard "Johnny" Kern of Simi Valley and Eugene O'Connor, 43, of Van Niiys. Ullo also faces a murder charge, along with Kern, for the Aug. 17, 1976, slaying of Caspar Vincent Calderazzo, a lieutenant in the New York-based Vito Genovese Mafia family. "countercyclical" special revenue sharing fund and the hiui.e public service program "To the extent that the federal government drops any of these programs, the state f isr al situation will be weakened," says the analysis. Much ol the revenue sharing and public service jobs money is used to pay the salaries ol government workers, and slate or local cipvernineiits would be forced to pay some of these workers out o( local revenues, the i;ovcniors contend. Several governors earned then budget message into a meeting Mon­ day with President Carter, emerging with no do- tailed response to their roncerns Gov William Mllhkcn. a Michigan Republican who heads the governors association, told reporters that ('aiter indicated he will submit a very conservative budget" to Congress next month The governors told Carter the lederal government Is not dcing enough to gauge the impact of federal spending, on state and local governments. They noted that 14 percent of the gross national product represents spending by state and local officials. Lemoore AFB pilot dies in jet crash I.K MOO RE ( AIM - A pilot based at Lemoore Naval Air Station was killed when his light attack ji t crashed 40 miles east of l-'allon. New, officials said. Navy officials are investigating the cause of the crash of an A-7 Corsair ^Sunday that killed I.t )« John M Downer. Downer was a member of attack squadron 122 at I*moore which was temporarily detached to Fallon Naval Air Station, a Navy spokesman said. His wife Shcrri lives here. Microscopes, chemistry sets Toy exhibit helps children learn ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Parents of budding Kln- Rteins arc being Invited to bring the children to a museum to take a microscope or a chemistry set on a test run. "We don't want to turn everyone into a scientist, but we're trying to show how toys can l>e used as a stepping stone to an appreciation of the natural environment," says Todd Driscoll, organizer of the exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. "Every child who learns to appreciate a butterfly through a microscope becomes a more appreciative adult." Children can fiddle with the microscopes to sec what n flea looks like enlarged Ifl times. They can determine If the 40 pages of instructions that must be waded through for a chemistry set are too much for them. They can observe in a simple demonstration how heat from a light bulb turns a turbine to generate electricity. "This is a hands-on exhibit, it's for touching, not just looking," says Driscoll. Visitors to the fair can learn how weather stations, electric motors and metal detectors work, how a dino­ saur skeleton is put together and how static electricity can make hair stand on end "There are no guns, missiles or war toys here," Driscoll says. "We're trying to encourage respect for life. "The toys are all open-ended, they have a physical principle involved." Roughly 7,500 people have visited the toy exhibit, which opened Nov. 23 and closes today. Driscoll says manufacturers also are learning from the exhibit. "We know a lot about the durability of the toys now; they're not meant for handling by thousands." Driscoll said. "We've consumed some toys, they've been used up." Then there is the make-your-own-fun section of the exhibit. Children arc turned loose with small pieces of scrap lumber, curly telephone cord, large felt scraps, cardboard tubes, scraps of colored electric cable and glue. "Sec my space dog," a touslc-haircd boy about G said. "I made him out of telephone cords." r Lg PEPPERMILL Sets *M' Very attractive on yiwr dining table 6" high. • E"T 3 iff Light or "1 P> f% ~A (f 'SOUNDESIGN" AM/FM ^^Sjfc \ DIGITAL CLOCK/RADIO ^ S Vislie to Ml. FM, ot bwzei alam. ^ Lighted 24-tiour digital leal clock. • (f SOUNDESIGN AM/FM ^ffi i PORTABLE RADIO *f S /fflfflfii Opeiates on 9 volt batteiy. / >/\ gJflJpP Slide iule tuning dial. Easy A V English Leather "Wind Drift" Cologne 5.00 English Leather AFTER SHAVE For Him"0LD SPICE"by SHULTQN 2-Pc. Gift Set 4 ! « oz. Each of: 'Alter Shave •Cologne English Leather ALL PURPOSE v "Old Spice" \ COLOGNE £ Qil 4Vi oz. "Old Spice'' n _ Shower Soap I ih with Cordsoz .LtLU 5.50 @M<§/uw TRAVEL SET IN DELUXE VINYL CASE Alter Shave, 4!ioz. Aerosol 0eod.,4oz. ShaveCienm,6oz. 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