Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 30, 1977 · Page 13
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 13

Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, November 30, 1977
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Page 14 Garden City Telegram Wednesday, November 30, 1977 SANTAa,«d.the Forecast: 'No Recession' CHAPTER ONE SANTA AND THE PIGWIDGEN MANY YEARS AGO there lived a man who had an extraordinary love for children. He was always giving them little gifts — especially at Christmastime. He was so good and kind a man he was made the patron saint of children. He is called Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus for short and he is the spirit of all our Christmases. No one knows how it came about that today Santa Claus lives at the North Pole and has flying reindeer and is able to bring toys to children all over the world. No one knows but many stories are told, and here is one of the most interesting. Claus, as he was then called, lived in a village on a mountainside in a far-away land. He and his wife had no little ones of their own but their house was always filled with boys and girls. Claus liked it that way. He told stories. He made up songs. He kept the cookie jar filled. He carved tiny wooden toys and gave them to the children. He scarcely had time to do his real work which was to make shelves and chairs and beds to sell to the villagers. People could not understand how Claus could spend so much time playing with the children. He never seemed to worry about making a living. Then one day some boys playing in Claus' attic found a fat black ptirse. The purse clinked when the boys shook it. They went home and told their parents that Claus had a treasure of gold in his attic. Now gold had never been seen in that far-away place and everyone was amazed. All the villagers, men, women and children, went to Claus' house and told him what Mr. and Mrs, Claus loved children. they had heard. They asked if they could see the treasure and merely feel the gold with their fingers. "I have no gold!" exclaimed Claus. "But the purse?" urged a villager. "Can't we even SEE the purse?" Claus went to the attic and came back with the black leather purse. The sides bulged and the contents truly jingled like gold. "If it's not gold, what is it?" asked an old man eagerly. "I do not know," said Claus. "Many years ago a traveler stayed the night in my father's house. He left the purse and said he would return for it some day. He made my father promise never to open it. My father kept his promise. When he died he made me promise the same thing and the purse has been forgotten all these years. "Open it!" cried the villagers. "Surely such a promise was not meant to stand forever!" "For me it was," said Claus stubbornly. The village elder spoke up slyly and said, "But Claus, WE didn't make any such promise. Surely 1 can open the purse just for one peek." "Yes, why not?" cried everyone, moving closer. "Yes, yes!" chorused the children. "Just a peek!" And suddenly the elder leaned over the purse and opened the clasp. There was a hiss and a screech. The lamps sputtered. A strange warm breeze blew through the house. The villagers stumbled back against the walls and Claus cried out, "Mercy me! What have you done?" Tomorrow: The Curse By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — There is a consensus among economic forecasters for 1978, and raised in bold relief above all other components are the words: No recession. "The excesses and imbalances which in the past have signaled the approach of a cumulating downward adjustment are simply not present," is the way it was put by J. Robert Ferrari, Prudential Insurance chief economist. The details: —Expansion, inflation omitted, is expected to average between 4 percent and 5 percent, tailing off late in the year. The latest rate is about 4.8 percent. —Inflation may average a little higher than this year, somewhere between 6 percent and 7 percent, compared to about 6.5 percent for 1977. The chances seem to be high that 1978 will be a mirror image of 1977 in regard to prices. This year the trend of increases was down as the year matured; next year, prices might rise as the year progresses. —Unemployment might decline, but only slightly, to about 6.5 percent, compared with a current rate of about 6.7 percent or 6.8 percent. —Consumer spending should continue to be fairly strong, but no stronger than this year. —Personal income, after taxes, seems likely to grow fairly strongly, as it did in 1977. There are warnings in the forecast consensus, but there always are. Sometimes there are spots on the telescope; and images become blurred as the forecaster peers deeper and deeper into economic space. —Because of the latter, there is a tendency by some forecasters to give tentative warnings about a possible recession to begin very late in 1978 or in 1979. Not a severe one; instead, one seen mainly BUSINESS MIRROR Pest Control Plan Considers Energy Costs WASHINGTON (AP) — In looking at integrated pest management, the Agriculture Department says it is taking into account the economics of the program and its impact on farmers' energy costs. James Nielson, deputy assistant agriculture secretary, said Monday that a forthcoming policy statement on pest control "will be consistent with the department's mission to assure an adequate supply of high-quality food and fiber and a quality environment for the American people." INSURANCE We are a Professional Company looking for a Professional Person to offer an excellent insurance' sales and service career opportunity. For more information please call 316-275-7328, Garden City Office. Speaking to the Entomological Society of America, Nielson recalled President Carter's directive last May in which he said the federal government will encourage the development and use of pest control techniques which emphasize "the use of natural biological controls like predators, pest-specific diseases, pest-resistant plan varieties, and hormones, relying on chemical agents only as needed." Nielson, a former director of research in the college of agriculture at Washington State University, said scientific research into the use of biological agents continues to be important. But Nielson said also that economic research needs to be FEATURES For Everyone's Favorite Holiday Season! ^^^^ r . > We Will / Great Selection Make The/ I Scotch Pine Finest I CHRISTMAS TREES W lo 7V4 FRUIT BASKETS Made To Order Anytime f? f ^ Christinas Candy &Nuts w x^ ColoradoX 'Red McClure & Russet \15) 'POTATOES 100 Ib. Sacks Uli*" ^^~^ We carry a full line of fresh fruit and vegetables at Merlino's Fruit Juice ( T Ray's Market (FoAieriy McGraw'i Market) 1207 Taylor (South of Gibsons) 275-1007 Honey stepped up on biological pest control. There has been much done on the economics of using chemical pesticides over the years. "This area of research is most critical because the adoption of new pest management techniques by farmers and the general public is determined by the relative profitability of pest control options," Nielson said. As others in the department have noted, Nielson said the IPM using biological curbs and other methods will not necessarily rule out the use of chemical pesticides on farm crops. "We must recognize that integrated pest management, particularly with emphasis on reduced pesticide use, may not always be the preferred approach," he said. For example, in a study in Nebraska where "no-till" procedures were followed for the production of irrigated corn, researchers found that the total energy required for tillage, seeding and pesticide application was reduced by more than 50 percent "even though herbicide and insecticide use was increased by 27 percent." Thus, in this situation, "the use of safe, effective pesticides may be preferred" since it saved so much energy, Nielson said. "In addition to energy conservation, the reduction in soil erosion and non-point source pollution must be considered as plus factors in no-till production systems," he said. as a consequence of the expansion's age. —Capital spending by industry is expected to pick up sometime during the year, but not quite to the level of 1977, which itself was a poor year. Uncertainty hurt it this year; that uncertainty should be gradually dispelled in 1978. —Inflationary pressures are built into the 1978 economy. Energy legislation, a higher minimum wage and almost certainly higher food prices are expected to keep pressure on household and corporate budgets. The uncertainties about which the forecasters complain this year are not so much in the economic as the legislative area. What will be the shape of the energy bill? Will there be a tax cut? Not only are the forecasters unable to answer these questions, but they are not certain about the resulting impact. Still, almost to a man, they foresee no unexpected turns to the economy in 1978. The other side of the coin is that they do not expect any sudden good news to add any great strength to the expansion. After that? Well, that's next year's forecast. Recording Artists Here. Recording artists Hank Thompson and Barbara Fairchild will present a show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Finney County Exhibition Building at the fairgrounds. Ray Hudson will serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets are $5 in advance and $5.50 at the door. In Garden City, tickets are available at Audiophile Sound Shoppe, Garden City Co-op (Farm and, Home Center and Automotive Center). It is the first in a series of planned star attractions for this area by KENMARK Productions, a Garden City based entertainment agency: Garden City Pipe and Tobacco Christmas Hours lesday and Thursday 9:30-9:00 i, tfednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:30-6:00^ Sunday 1:00-5:00 6th and Pine Across From The Post Office KEN-MARK PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENTS AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL HANK THOMPSON BRAZOS VALLEY ••' i PLUS BARBARA FAIRCHILD AND THE TEDDY BEARS Ray Hudson-Master of Ceremonies SUNDAY • DECEMBER 4 • 7:30 PM FAIRGROUNDS 3-1 BUILDING \ 6ARDEN CITY, KANSAS ' \ $5.00 ADVANCE • $5.50 AT THE DOOR TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: GAflDENCJTY: SCOTT CITY: AufafMe Sound Shoppa Tta Hit Shoj|N FvmMd Horn Stan LBACtnttr .THE SAVING PLACE — LOOK, MA! "They gat my Persona/fry" WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny oil-rich United Arab Emirates in the Middle East has asked the Agriculture Department for help in finding someone who can supply it with military combat rations. The inquiry was reported in a brief note issued Monday by the department's Foreign Agricultural Service. J We have floor plans 1 to suit all your needs and all sizes of families. Our homes range from $40,000-$80,000. Come by and we will work with you to build a home that I fits your budget I and lifestyle. Call 276-7938. 5x7 Personality Portrait Only 38*. A Personality Portrait is more than a picture. And this week at Kmart, a color Personality Portrait of your child is only 38<f. You get a choice of eight backgrounds. And such a huge selection of sizes and prices, you might even want more than one. 12-2 Sat 12-3 Sun. 12-4 Dairy: 10 A.M.8 P.M. Sunday: 12 Noon-5:30 P.M. 1210 Fleming, Garden City Our- sitting perr sub|i;cl. $1.00 pci sub|oct for additionnl subjects, I (jroups, or individuals m tin- stimo family. ^ I Good News! for Telegram subscribers ' . Garden City residents may now pay for their subscription for six months or a year instead of paying your carrier each month. You may pay at The Telegram office and your carrier will receive credit. THESE RATES APPLY WHERE CARRIER SERVICE AVAILABLE. \ The Garden City Telegram Phone 275-7105 310 North Seventh Garden City. Kansas

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