Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 16, 1974 · Page 13
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 13

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 16, 1974
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i *A JIM* 16. IW4 3: at: ac -£c 3; : Lr: 1 n It--. inLr-.l : f x | x t x l ) r t t | .;jf- · --J - Hi,--.§ - · P Retarded Irishman Killed by Soldiers · BELFAST AP) -- A young man described as mentally retarded and afraid of British troops was shot and killed Saturday by soldiers who said he seemed to be drawing a gun. No gun was found on him or at the scene of the shooting. The army said Patrick Cunningham, 23. was shot near the County Tyrone village of Benburb. A spokesman said troops were searching for arms caches when he emerged from some bushes and failed to stop when challenged. He said Cunningham appeared to be reaching for a pistol, but no gun was found. Neighbors claimed Cunningham had a mental age of 10. A spokesman for the Armagh Republican Clubs said he had been beaten up by British soldiers a year ago and fled whenever he saw them. The army said an investigation would be held. Wt B I S E B V I !Mt tlOHT TO LIMIT O u A N T l T l f S MEAT Ranchers' Actions Show Desperation By Brian B. King WASHINGTON WB - The constituent, in a long-distance call, wantohis senator to know that his neighbor, a rancher losing $200 on every steer he sold, "went out behind the barn last night and blew his head off." A Mississippian a few days later -broke into tears while calling about what a 43-percent drop in hog prices means to his life. Perry Meyer, a banker from Bancroft, Neb., told a breakfast gathering last week of many rural and a few urban members of Congress that he c a n ' t give his cattlemen neighbors any more credit because he doesn't have it. His mortgage statistics haven't been like this since his father was a banker in the Depression, he said. Last Thursday night, Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., somberly taped a special radio message to his constituents: In 18 years here be was never seen an economic development that is "such a potential catastrophe" for his and other livestock-producing states. The beef and pork markets have been going down steadily for eight months, unaccompanied -- until recent days -by much hope of an upswing. Live cattle prices are down 25 per cent from December's level. Banker Meyer, brought here for a week-long conference designed to enlist the support of urbanites, said, "We're looking for a psychological i boost by the administrathn or ' the Department of Agriculture to take the .fear out of people's minds." A McGovern aide noted that suicides aj;e isolated but indicate "the desperation out there,, the pressure the Congress is under to produce." * * * " - ; · - ' INDICATIONS ARE that both branches will point an increasingly accusatory finger at wholesalers and retailers for not lowering prices as the farm prices fall -- thus keeping the public's demand for meat lower than normal. Presidential economic adviser Kenneth Rush said as much Friday. The department has attempted to help a bit on that score by making a large beef purchase itself recently and by allowing the resumption of exports to Canada. The latest USDA figures show that in April the middleman received 51.9 cents and farmers 84.5 cents out of the average price of beef. The middleman's share was down 7.7 per cent from March but 16.1 per cent above April 1973, the month of the organized OPfN 1 DAILY. 10 to II SUNDAY 1T07 SUNDAY MONDAY JUNE 16 17 ONLY, WHILE QUANTITIES LAST KODAK SUPER 8 MOVIE CAMERA beef boycott. The farmer's share was down 1.7 per cent from March, down 7.4 per cent from the year before. Universally cited as the major villain in the market dislocation are the price controls slapped on beef a month before that boycott -- the first food controls to go oc asu u? last to go off, in September. That distortion led to bad marketing decisions by cattlemen that aggravated the situation, economists say. Compared to April 1973, the retail price of pork was up 1.9 per cent, the return to farmers was down 16.7 per cent and the middlemen's share was up 31.5 per cent. Both Democrats and Republicans were moving last week toward pressure on those wholesalers and retailers. A GROUP of 45 senators wrote the President that he should exhort middlemen "to pass on now to the consumers of this nation the meat bargains all of this country should enjoy" while supplies of meat are extraordinarily high. But an intensive USDA study -- which avoids the issue of "blame" except for price ceilings-- points out that nonfarm labor costs account for half to two-thirds of the consumer price of food. The proposed solutions at the top of the agenda of the rancher's conference this week: ' * Another large USDA purchase of meat, this time including pork and chicken as well as beef. Secretary Earl L. Butz is expected to announce this Monday. »Reimposition of 1964-level meat import quotas -- a move Butz opposes. He favors voluntary curbs by foreign exporters, which he says are forthcoming. However, Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kans., and Rep. W. R. Poage, D-Tex., House Agriculture Committee chairman, reportedly told a planning session at the White House on Friday that both chambers may be in the mood for mandatory quotas. ^-Settlement with Canada of a dispute which shut off that $100-rnillion-a-year market because of the Canadians' concerns over DES in U.S. beef when a ban on feeding that chemical was lifted here in April. Butz is expected to pinounce such an agreement MoiiJ-y also. . ··Action on farm-credit bills before Congress, to relieve pressure on rural banks and hopefully avoid the bankruptcies key congressmen were predicting last week. Chancellor '% Zoom lens for exciting ef; fects (13 to 28mm) 0 Focusing f/2.7 lens · Automatic expo- CdS electric eye sure 59 99 HECK'S REG. $74.96 JEWELRY DEPT. . LEE CAR BATTERIES Lifetime 100% Free Replacement for as long as you own the car n. which the battery was installed (provided the battery remains in that car). If the battery should fail to accept and hold the charge, simply return it and we will replace it free of charge. This warranty does not apply to batteries; installed on commercial vehicles. LIFE-riME GUARANTEE 25 99 HECK'S REG. $34.95 AUTO DEPT. mm ALL GOLF BAGS 40% OFF HECK'S REG. PRICE HECK'S REG. TO $24.99 SPORTS DEPT. CASTROL 20W-50 MOTOR OIL QUANTITIES LIMITED LIMIT 5 QUARTS 49 United Way Questions Priorities Takeover Report Due The goals and objectives committee of the Community Council of Kanawha Valley is reviewing the final draft of the report which will list the priority of programs or services toward which United Way resources should be directed. The committee's findings will be announced at the annual Council meeting June 25. Two and one-half years of work have gone into the report. Charles McElwee, committee chairman, said the study won't rank agencies, but will rank programs or services according to priority funding. E.G. AmbrechtJr. said the committee's recommendations will be discussed at the annual meeting and the report will be presented to the United Way for implementation. The study was made at the request of the Conference of Agency Executives and ths United Way of Kanawha Valley. HUNTINGTON - Ben L. Morton. West Virginia's new chancellor for higher education, said in an Associated Press interview here recently he questions the advisability of state takeover of private colleges. Morton wasn't involved in the Board of Regents decision to recommend that the state assume control of Morris Harvey College. However, he said "in general, I have doubts about states taking over private institutions." He said he saw first hand the results of one such attempt while executive director of the Kansas City Regional Council for Higher Education. "It was an unhappy experience." he said, "but of course the circumstances were different. If there were one institution which might prove useful to the state system, it probably would be Morris Harvey/' Morton is a former director of public relations and instructor at Morris Harvey. OT. HECK'S REG. 79* QT. AUTO DEPT. MEN'S UNLINED WINDBREAKERS Meet the evening breeze with a comfortable unlined windbreaker, in poplin and nylon. Sizes are S-M-L-XL to fit most every man. $ 344 TO $1 166 11 HECK'S REG. TO $18.99 CLOTNIKDEPT. 6.2 OZ. CLOSE-UP TOOTHPASTE , ^MASONIC 12" BLACK WHITE TELEVISION Economical 12" diagonal screen portable TV has a 100% solid-state chassis. Integrated circuitry. Low 45W power consumption. 3 VIF stages. VHP monopole and UHF loop antennas. 94 COSMETIC DIPT. 3.75 OZ. SUDDEN TAN MONZINGFOAM 2 COSMETIC DIPT. HECK'S REG. $99.96 JEWELRY DEPT. SMITH CORONA CORSAIR TYPEWRITER Weighing in at only 9 Ibs, it '-atures-a -personal touch selector; an 84 character keyboard; a two color ribbon; a half-space feature; end of page indicator; paper support arms; and beautiful moulded colors. Pica size typeface. SOLA'RCAINE SPRAY OR LOTION $178 1 COSMETIC DEPT. 37 99 HECK'S REG. $47.66 JEWELRY DEPT. SOUNDESIGN 8-TRACK STEREO COMPONENT BAYER CHILDREN'S ASPIRIN 36'S 35 COSMETIC DIPT. 4469-608 The integrated circuitry of this fine FM stereo receiver is housed in a large walnut cabinet that is sure to add visual pleasure to audio excitement. Modern slide controls determine volume, stereo balance, treble and bass, AFC control, stereo indicator light and precision tuning dial make radio tuning a snap. JEWELRY DEPT. 89 HECK'S REG. $119.96 99 EXCEDRIN 100'S SUNBEAM MAN'S SHAVER Fine-tooth trimmer works like a straightedge, individually matched and fitted heads and blades. Rich Olive or Black colors with accents of brushed chrome, stainless steel and gold. A great shaver, a great shave--fast, close, comfortable.. 21 99 SM-7 HECK'S REG. $25.88 JEWELRY DEPT. COSMETIC DIPT. CONGESPIRIN TABS 34'S PANASONIC AM-FM PORTABLE RADIO Stylish FM/AM portable radio has horizontal design. In white, black, violet or gold. Horizontal slide-rule tuning. 2-step tone control. AFC on FM. Built-in FM and AM antennas. 2 W speaker. Carrying strap. RF519 COIMETIC DfrT. HECK'S REG. $29.96 JEWELRY DEPT. · * CHARLESTON* L P W K ; Morns S t r e e t s * ST. ALBANS * 6400 MocCorkle Ave., S. W, ROUTE 60-NEAR ST. ALBANS * KANAWHA CITY * *WINFIELD* 5100 MacCorkle Ave., S. E. INTERSTATE 64 EXIT NO. 9

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