The Gaffney Ledger from Gaffney, South Carolina on March 19, 1979 · Page 2
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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Monday, March 19, 1979
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Page 2 The Gaffney Ledger, Monday, March 19, 1979 Stouffer Appoints Hayes To Local Post G. Kent Hayes has been appointed Director of Employee Relations for Stouffer Foods' new multi-million dollar, frozen prepared foods processing plant now under construction in Gaffney, Paul A. Elstro. Gaffney plant manager, announced today. In his new capacity, Hayes will head all personnel functions at the new plant which is scheduled for completion in 1980 and will employ initially approximately 200 employees. In personnel work since 1967, Hayes was personnel manager for Abbott Laboratories at Laurinburg. N. C, and Altavita, Va , prior to joining Stouffer Foods Division of The Stouffer Corporation last month. He is a member of Teachers Postpone Vote 1 f7i I'M CONVINCED! This driver's education student at Cherokee High School is about to experience an impact traveling five miles per hour while riding "The Con-vincer." The student leaves unharmed but the jolt of the impact convinces him of the importance of using safety belts. Lt. C. I. Coleman of the Department of Highways and Public Transportation introduced "The Convincer" recently to Elizabeth Barnhi N's class. Wife Plans To Fight For Husband, Store SEATTLE (AP) - Phyllis Evans says she's not going to give up her husband or her store to satisfy the Washington State Liquor Control Hoard. Instead, she'll stand and fight Mrs Evans and husband (Jeorge had decided to divorce because the liquor board said her Allentown Superette's license to sell beer and wine would be in jeopardy unless (Jeorge a Teamster for 17 years quit his job as a beer truck driver, or Mrs Evans sold the store State law forbids anyone financially interested'' in liquor wholesaling from having an interest in retail outlets, and the board said that included Evans. Hut. says Mrs. Evans. "Why should he switch jobs9 That's ridiculous It's a 1933 law; well, this is 1979. There are a lot of 1933 laws that need to be changed " The Evanses filed for divorce Friday, and said they would continue living together after the legal separation Phyllis. 35. and (Jeorge. 44. who live in a mobile home, have been married 13 months. A local newspaper story during the weekend brought support from all over the state, and the Evanses changed strategy. "We've run into so many people who have other problems with the Liquor Control Board it's unreal." she said "People are behind us. They want to start a fund, sign petitions People are sick and tired of the liquor hoard being dictators." Liquor Board Chairman L 11. Pedersen of Tacoma said in a telephone interview Sunday that he doesn't want to fight the Evanses. He said he hopes the Legislature, which meets in special session Wednesday, will change the law. ADVERTISE your Garage Sale IN THE CLASSIFIED ADS lHH"-5f K ! . ar ft W' 3'l (NG- MguiM II mi ill r'i ' ''Vwfct " i"" . I Call 489-1 131 10 per word $2.00 minimum payable in advance the American Society of Personnel Administration. Hayes was born in North Wilkesboro, N. C, and received his early education at Millers Creek, N. C. He later was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Hayes is married and has two children. Stouffer Foods is the nation's leading producer of quality frozen prepared entrees, side dishes, French Bread Pizza, bakery products and crepes as well as frozen foods for food service operations. Stouffer's operating and sales headquarters are in Solon, Ohio. The company's frozen bakery operations are located in King of Prussia, Pa. w x i if I y "We hope this could be resolved to the satisfaction of everybody," Pedersen said "She needs the attention of the Legislature. They're the people that set the policy. We just carry it out. We get criticized for not being more hard-nosed. We're always the bad guys, you know." Mrs. Evans has been trying to get some relief from the board for more than a year. She tried forming a corporation, and putting the store in her mother's name, but nothing worked. She said the store, located three miles south of Seattle, was a "tiny hole-in-the-wall" place "right across the street from the Duwamish River" near Tukwila. Steelhead and salmon fishermen are regular customers. Mrs. Evans said the liquor board is "in trouble because I'm not giving up. This has got my blood flowing." Ek. CANS g" i". 'or artiauA . - . . I a MONtNi M4Mfil.ri r snti Cl6 Ge MS U'J'H m m X) IFVIL AHm r" r r ' W fTV J 3 J i ' 4 : 1 j r .i G. Kent Hayes WALHALLA. S C. (AP) -Oconee County teachers have postponed a vote on whether to strike against the county school system for at least another week, while they wait to see if the County Council will decide in favor of their request for a salary increase. The teachers voted at a mass meeting Sunday to delay taking any job action because they felt some progress had been made in the past few days toward settling their demands for a pay raise. None of the approximately 400 teachers present voted against postponement, although many teachers appeared upset about the delay and abstained from voting. "If we don't vote now, we'll be back here two years from now saying I wish we had a raise," one teacher said Another mass meeting of the Oconee County Education Association, which represents the county's 500 teachers, will be held in a week to 10 days, a spokesman for the organization said However, the group voted at Sunday's meeting in favor of a resolution making its demand for a 6 percent salary increase retroactive to Jan. 12, nonnegotiable. But the teachers placed no such stipulations on the second part of their wage proposal for an 8 percent salary increase for the next academic year. There are bound to be problems over the teacher's position on the retroactive wage increase since the Oconee County Council has already said the school board would have to provide the funds for that increase. The school board has said that it cannot afford the estimated $240,000 cost. In addition, state Attorney (Jeneral Daniel McLeod has ruled that it is illegal to transfer funds in the middle of a fiscal year. Nevertheless, the school board has endorsed the proposal put forth by the teachers as the one best suited to settle the impasse. That proposal is a compromise of the teachers original demands. The Oconee County Council will review today that proposal and two others it has received from the school board for teacher pay raises. Representatives of the school board and the teachers will make a formal presentation to the County Council Tuesday. The teachers said they will continue to picket the school board and County Council offices after working hours this week. The teachers voted Sunday to ask state Labor Commissioner Edgar L. McGowan for his help in reaching a settlement. They also voted to table a motion to censure School Superintendent Fred Hamilton. Hamilton angered the teachers last week when he attacked one of their pay raise proposals before the County Council. But the teachers said since then, Hamilton has had a change of attitude. Oconee County teachers are the only ones in the state who did not receive a local pay raise this year. w9 Camp David Energy Meet Underway By STAN BENJAMIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Carter, facing the prospect of dwindling U.S. oil supplies and rising prices, summoned his top energy and economic advisers to a secluded meeting at Camp David today. The session was expected to consider mandatory thermostat controls and a long list of other ideas packaged in a proposed "Iranian Response Plan," designed to cope with the oil supply pinch caused by the Iranian revolution. The president and his aides also were likely to grapple with the conflict between his pledge to let U.S. oil prices rise to world market levels and his top-priority policy to fight inflation. Administration sources, who asked not to be identified, have said Carter would probably reveal his energy plans in a national television address sometime this month. By then, the Iran-caused oil shortage may be felt at gasoline stations where restricted allocations for March are beginning to dwindle. Energy Secretary James R. Schlesinger says the Iranian shutdown, which started in December and has only recently begun to ease, may cost the United States 2.5 percent of its oil, or 500,000 barrels a day. And he says that could eventually rise to 800.000 barrels a day. The United States has also promised its partners in the International Energy Agency to cut oil consumption, perhaps by as much as 1 million barrels daily by year's end The question facing Carter was how to do that without shocking the nation's economy. He also faces a May 31 end to con-gressionally imposed price ceilings on U.S. -produced oil. On that date the ceilings become discretionary, left up to decisions by the president. Carter could simply let the controls die, allowing the average price of oil in the United States to jump about $2 a barrel to match world prices an immediate increase of about 5 cents a gallon if averaged over all petroleum products. Because of the inflationary impact of such a move, other possibilities have been proposed, including a two-stage removal of price controls to gradually raise U.S. prices to world levels by late 1981. Although the administration was not formally publishing the "Iranian response" proposals, many have been discussed publicly. Carter has already asked Congress for standby authority to impose heating, cooling and hot water limits on commercial and public buildings, but not on residences. He has also asked for authority to order complete or partial weekend service station closings, and to ban unnecessary advertising lighting. Other items likely to be discussed as part of an "Iranian response" package included : Temporary waivers of clean-air requirements to permit the burning of more coal or high-sulfur domestic oil in place of imported oil. Suspending the federal schedule for reducing lead in gasoline. Egypt Strengthens Security Systems By ALY MAH.MOL I) Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - President Anwar Sadat's government is strengthening its security system to meet the threat of foreign Arab terrorists opposed to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty and homegrown dissidents. "What you don't see is much greater than you think," said one police official, as large numbers of steel-helmeted guards, their rifles tipped with bayonets, patrolled Cairo during President Carter's recent visit to wrap up the peace pact. Officials privately express fear of subversion and sabotage attempts by Palestinian guerillas, who have threatened to kill Sadat, and radical Arabs opposed to the peace drive. "We will have our internal problems, our problems with the outside world especially with other Arab countries," Prime Minister Mustafa Khalil said in an interview with Barbara Walters of ABC-TV. There are about 20,000 Palestinian refugees in Egypt. In addition, there is a steady stream of travelers to and from Lebanon, the Palestinian head The Gaffney Ledger Masonic Notice Lafayette Lodge No. 330 will hold special communications tonight at 7:30 with work in the entered apprentice degree. B&PW Club Meeting Gaffney Business and Professional Women's Club will meet tonight at 6:45 at Quincy's instead of Limestone College since the college is closed for spring break. Rep. Olin Phillips will be guest speaker and will discuss current legislation. The Finance Committee will conduct a Chinese auction. Kindergarten Registration Blacksburg Kindergarten registration for children who will be five years old on or before Nov. 1 will be held at Blacksburg Elementary School No. 1 Wednesday, March 28, from 8 a m. to 5 p.m. Registration will be for children attending the morning or afternoon session at Blacksburg No. 1 or the all-day session at Blacksburg Annex. No child will be registered without an official birth certificate (not a hospital copy) and a certificate of im-munication issued by the local health department or a physician. Spring Bazaar Weekend The Deaconesses and Trustees' Wives of Limestone Baptist Church will sponsor an Old-Fashioned Spring Bazaar Weekend. Saturday, March 24, a Spring Carnival and bake sale will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the church's Educational Building; and on Sunday, March 25, a family talent hour will be given at 7 p m. The public is invited to attend. Mrs. Gwendolyn Hemphill is president and Rev. J. Thomas Berry, pastor. First Aid Class Morning and evening classes in multimedia first aid will be offered in the near future. Anyone interested in enrolling is asked to call the Red Cross Office at 489-6066 and enroll. Circle Meeting Kings Daughter Circle will meet Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. with Mrs. Alice Humphries. Disco Dance There will be a disco dance Friday at 8 p.m. at the Hut on W. Claremont St. sponsored by the Class of 1972. Admission is $1.50 at the door. Class Meeting Class of 1972 will hold a special meeting Sunday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hut. All members are asked to attend. NAACP NAACP will meet Monday tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Hut on Park Street. The organization will also meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Albert's Chapel Church in Blacksburg. Bernard Smith urges all members to be present. Gospel Singing Benefit Friends of the Fletcher Henderson family will sponsor a gospel singing April 28 at the White Plains Community Center. Supper will be served from 4 p.m. until and gospel singing with many special groups will be featured from 5 p.m. until. Public is invited to attend in support of this benefit. quarters, and radical Syria, Iraq, Libya, Algeria and South Yemen, where opposition to Sadat's peace initiative is vehement. Security checks are strictest on travelers from those countries. But all travelers are thoroughly searched at airports and harbors and their travel documents scrutinized carefully. They are searched again when they check into hotels, a practice prompted by the recent and still unsolved bomb explosion at the Sheraton Hotel, only a block from Sadat's honTe. Sources at the Cairo airport said a "good number" of Palestinian and other foreign Arabs has been deported in recent months. Domestic opposition to Sadat's peace campaign comes from pro-Moscow leftist political groups, the ultra-conservative Moslem Brotherhood and other Islamic fundamentalists. There are about 150,000 police in all of Egypt, but Sadat is protected by the presidential guard, a division-size army unit. A special anti-terrorist unit, said to be 1,000-strong, was formed about 16 months ago and was displayed twice at police academy parades. What's Up? United Way The annual meeting of the United Way of Cherokee County will be held March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Progress Room of First Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan Association. The public is invited to attend and hear reports from all the agencies. UDC Meets The Moses Wood Chapter UDC will meet Wednesday, 3 p.m., at the home of Mrs. J. L. Farish on College Drive with Mrs. C. Q. McCraw and Mrs. R. L. Burns as hostesses. Homes for Elderly Dr. Thomas Garrett, executive administrator for the department Ministries For The Aging Of South Carolina Inc., will be at the First Baptist Church in Clinton Tuesday, March 20, at 7 : 30 p.m. to give a progress report on the establishing of a home for elderly Baptist people in the Piedmont section of South Carolina. Everyone interested in this project is invited to attend. Public Meeting A public meeting will be held at Piedmont Community Actions, Gaffney Community Service. 501 W. Rutledge Ave., March 22 at 7:30 p.m. to elect four members to the Advisory Committee. SHOC Meeting The monthly meeting of the SHOC organization will be held Wednesday, March 21, at 11:45 a.m. at the Colonial Restaurant. Treaty. (Continued from Page 1) Haaretz newspaper predicts the treaty package will win 100 votes in the Knesset. The date for signing planned for Washington is not likely to be announced until after the Knesset votes. The Saudi royal family and Jordan's King Hussein still demand a "comprehensive peace" that would end Israeli occupation of all Arab land taken in 1967, including East Jerusalem, and would meet Arab demands for Palestinian selfrule, officials in the capitals of the two countries said. Brzezinski, President Carter's national security chief, led a U.S. delegation in weekend meetings with Saudi King Khaled in Riyadh and Hussein in Amman. Then he flew to Cairo to tell President Anwar Sadat about his talks. Brzezinski said his talks with the two monarchs were "constructive and useful" and he was "encouraged " He would not elaborate, but there was speculation the Saudis indicated they would not cut off their financial support of Egypt. "We are more convinced than ever that the forthcoming peace treaty between Egypt and Israel is both the beginning and the cornerstone for a comprehensive peace treaty in the region." said Brzezinski. Sadat had no comment. Brzezinski was flying back to Washington today, while Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher was going to Western Europe to brief leaders there on the proposed treaty. Although foes of the treaty are calling for a pan-Arab economic boycott of Egypt if Sadat signs the pact with Israel, it would hurt the Egyptians only if the Saudis joined in. Less than 4 percent of Egypt's exports go to other Arab countries, and Egypt is itself an exporter of oil. But Saudi Arabia gave Egypt nearly $1 billion in aid last year and banks about $16 billion in Egypt. Diplomats here predict the Saudis will continue to "straddle the political fence." A sign of the Arab anger came from the Persian Gulf oil emirate of Abu Dhabi, where the conservative newspaper Al Wahda today called for establishment of an Egyptian government-in-exile of "honest people who have not been polluted by the separate peace agreement with the enemy." Countyz (Continued from Page 1) ment agency," Bell said. In other action. Council discussed filling the job of tax assessor when Chad Sarratt, the present assessor, retires. Council agreed to advertise for the position, referring the matter to the personnel committee which will recommend qualifications and salary range. Council also approved purchasing two new police-car sirens and voted to change their next regular meeting day from Tuesday, March 20, to tonight so the council members can attend a meeting in Columbia Tuesday night.

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