Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 9, 1975 · Page 2
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Pag* 2 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Wednesday, Juiy 9, 1976 / Higher Vegetable Co£ts P*redict|cJ By United Press International It's going to be a home gardener's. summer. The U.S. Department of Agri-" culture says higher production costs for commercially gcowh .vegetables could limit output this year and-keep prices high. The USDA says crops from home gardens could force tomato and corn prices down later this summer. But it holds little hope for price breaks on other produce. Even homegrown fruit and vegetables may cost more than anticipated. Long, dry spells in 'the Midwest already have gardeners grumbling about the price of >yater to take the place of rainfall. ' , Generally high prices for meat, poultry and other protein foods are reflected in UPI's weekly survey of basic food prices across the.country. Even ground chuck, a favorite for ; ham- Burgers and outdoor cooking, ringed / between 69 cents a pound in Los Angeles to $1.39 in Atlanta, up'from a 59- cent low during the., base week of March 19. ,' .•"; / Poultry prices usually rise during the summer because of increased consumption. Theyjve,already started up, . •with a range of 59 cents to 89 cents a ' pound reported in Los Angeles and New York. The high is more than double the base price in March. Both . broiler-fryer and turkey production are down from last year. , . , While beef prices are expected to continue sharply higher for the next few." weeks, the USDA says more grass- fed beef, and consequently lower prices, may appear in markets late in the summer when grazing conditions generally deteriorate. Telephone Company Says Credit Card Fraud Is Cut SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI,) - Illinois Bell Telephone Co. has cut telephone credit card fraud "very, very substantially" but still faces problems with fraudulent third-number billing, company officials have told the Illinois Commerce Commission. D.C. Staley, vice president for operations for Illinois Bell, testified Tuesday at an open meeting called to help the ICC determine whether Bell is meeting service .guidelines set by the commission. Staley said Bell has cut unauthorized use of telephone credit cards both by changing the numbering system assigned to cardholders and by spot- checking such calls for improper numbers. As a result, he said, "credit card fraud has dropped very, very substantially. "Where we experience third-number calling which proves to be fraud, we run them down one by onei" Staley said. He said such calls are relatively easy to trace since Bell maintains records of the telephone numbers to which the calls were placed. o • He said Illinois Bell's average of about one billing error per 1,000 long-, distance calls is due in part to fraud. Illinois Bell also has problems maintaining constant service in its coin-operated public telephones, Staley said. He said Illinois Bell's trouble reports on coin phones run about 30 per cent above the national average. "The biggest problem we face in this area is vandalism and larceny," he said. - ' The firm meets or exceeds most of the ICC's service guidelines, Staley said, though month-to-month variations occur in such areas as .installation of new service and repair speed. Illinois Bell currently has two rate cases before the ICC. One is a Bell request for a rate increase of about $175 million a year/including a doubling of the charge for a pay phone call from 10 cents to 20 cents and a new charge for iise of directory assistance. The other is a case initiated by the ICC which could force Bell to refund to customers some $15 million. The, commission has charged that Illinois Bell's rate structures during 1974 produced about $15 million more in revenue than was authorized in the last rate increase granted by the ICC. X Independent Oil Company Got CIA Payoff, Report Says WASHINGTON (UPI) - The CIA secretly paid $98,968 to the largest independent U.S. petroleum company, Ashland Oil, between 1968 and 1973, a special report says. The Deport was compiled at the direction of a thrfefe-man committee of Ashland directors, probing the firm's, "red book" -a second set of secretly kept books -which detailed $801,000 in campaign contributions in the United States and $15.9 million in previously unsubstantiated overseas expenditures. The report was based on a financial investigation by the national accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand. It was made public Tuesday in accordance with a U.S. District Court order won May 16 by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which charged the company with making $780,000 in illegal campaign contributions arid at least $4 million in'unsubstantiated overseas payments since 1967. The, company report did not say what Ashland did with the $98,968 in cash and checks it received from the CIA. But it said the firm had no record to substantiate the total funds received from the CIA,. A company spokesman said the CIA money was "totally unrelated" to any monjes used for political contributions and was not paid to the company to be used for political contributions. Freeport Journal-Standard „ Entered as second class matter at the Post Office of Freeport, Illinois. Published daily except Sunday by The FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD PUBLISHING COMPANY,.27 South State Avenue, Freeport, HI., 61032. . . .. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mail subscription rates in Stephenson and adjoining counties: one year $25.00, six months flS.OO, three months $7.00, one month $2.65. Mail subscription rates in the United States, exclusive of Stephenson and adjoining counties: one year $30.00, six months 116.00, three months $9.00. For any other length of time, inquire of our office. -If you fail to receive your copy of The Freeport Journal-Standard by 5:15 p.m., kindly call 232-1171 before 6:00 p.m., except Saturday call between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. We will notify your carrier and have him bring you a paper. "During our investigation, we became aware of receipt of funds by Ashland Oil Inc. from the Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S. government," the report said. The cash payments were: $10,557 on Dec. 11, 1968, $9,911 July 9, 1969, and $30,000 on Feb. 25,1971. Checks were issued for $37,500 on June 30, 1972, and $11,000 on March 5, 1973. j During the five years the CIA made the payments, Ashland spent $71 million to increase its overseas oil activities, primarily in African nations. The report did not say where the money was spent. Ashland, distributor of Valvoline motor oil, is the nation's largest independent petroleum company and ranks 15th among all oil firms. Independent oil companies collect petroleum through drilling .operations, but have no retail outlets and sell only to other .firms. The company, based in Ashland, Ky., had profits of $113 million on sales of $3.5 billion in fiscal 1974. Hit, Run Driver Sought In Ogle LEAF RIVER-Robert E. Palmer, Leaf River, reported to Ogle County Sheriff's deputies that his car was- struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night at German Church Road and Illinois 72. Two passengers in the Palmer vehicle, Tracy and Christopher Palmer, were slightly injured. Investigation continues by Ogle deputies and Byron police. Third Birthday BAILEYVILLE-A birthday party ,jfor Jason Drew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Drew of Baileyville, was held July 4 at the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Fosler Of Warren. Jason was 3 on July 1. ( Those attending included grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Warren DeVries of Freeport and Mrs. Arthur Drew of Warren. Going On A Trip? Taking A Vacation?' Get A Account ' Free Travelers Checks Free Safe Deposit Box Free Checking And More State Bank of Freeport Even egg 'producers have cut back layer, flock..numbers to ''reduce financial losses. But the lowest price reported this*week, 49 cents a.dbztn in Los Angeles} was' 10 cents below the March base,; The high was 85 cents a dozen in Hartford and, Honolulu,, compared with a high of-$1.03 in March. Dried peas and beans, peanuts, almonds and walnuts offer reasonable alternatives f&r meatless meals. But to get adequate protein, they should be combined with small amounts of riieat Of dairy products or, in:the case 'tit. dried beans and peas, mixed with rice. Fish fanciers will find .ample supplies of salt'water fish, says the extension service of Cornell University. Inventories of frozen fish sticks and portions are high and frozen cod filets are especially plentiful. 1.4^Handicapped ...' Youths:Tb Visit Leaf River Families LEAF RIVER-Fourteen visually, handicapped; children from the Chi- qago area .will be weekend guests in the homes of,Lions Club members and their families/here starting,Friday. , • Weekend^ events • include, a trip to White Pine^ Deer Park and, a visit to the Harold; Thomasi farm*, . - " Pony rides- and swimming ; at Berr tolet Pool and an ice cream social on the school grounds will be on Saturday. . On Sunday, Lions Club members will join the community in an outdoor worship service ; {n Bertolet Park followed by a picnic.'/ -. •'....'.,,. The EdgebVook Lions Club worked with the local club in arranging for the children's itnp here. .'j • • - • - - : . Gary dfant Elected Jp Movie Studio's Board Of Directors CULVER CITY, Calif. (UPI) - Cary Grant was elected to the board of directors ofcMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tuesday, i.; .'- "£. ^- ; , ... ;; :v; •,•-. , : • Board iphairman^Ffank'Rosenfeidt said MGM was "extremely proud?: ito have GrantBecause of his "'outstanding ^achievements ,in the entertainment field and his .reputation as an astute and knowledgeable businessman." i '••.•:;&'• '• ; .-,...;••' •"•" • , Grant, 71, retired from mov- iemaking ,for } almost 10 ^ears; has for many years been a top executive of a men's toiletries firm and guided the corporatiph intq,.some movie producing ventures/^ .'.••• _ . . '•'';. ' .... .. MORE REAL ESTATE SOLD with aews- paper classified Advertising than another; kind'.', .^qjimsult todayrsClassified Ads'for a new home of .your choice.. ' . ; Glass Of 1'940 HSs Reunion Ag Department UnajMeto Lisjt Goals In Rural Development '. -.'•. .. i. .-"'• ''-^ ..'..•!' \ •' .?•..' t - .. '• - Milledgeville High School's graduating class of 1940 held a 35th year reunion Saturday night at the Red Carpet Room in Sterling. Twehty-two* attended. Plans for the reunion were''made by Lewis Glenn, Paul Deets and Mrs. Gail Deets. Mrs. Deets was master of ceremonies.^ Each class member introduced his br her spouse and told about their family. Letters'were read from Mrs. Ed (Isabelle Goldthorpe) , Rogan of Palmer, Alaska, a class member, and from faculty members, Miss Azalia Knight of LaPorte, Ind. and Mr. and Mrs. Muril Werfal of Milton, Wis., and frorrt the superintendent when' the class graduated, Harold Hoff of Dixon. It was reported that two members of the class, Paul Burns and Betty East: abrooks Bardell, are deceased. Flagpole OK'd By Dakota Board DAKOTA-Erection of a flagpole' here by the Dakota Lions Club has been approved by the Dakota Village Board. The pole will be located behind the', monument on Main Street. Following a survey, the streets and alleys committees-gave recommenda^ tions on remedying various drainage problems in the village. This will ir^ elude forming a waterway on property in the: 100 block of East Zimmerman Street. • - / .•.'•• 'V- • '. . <Jn other business, the board approved appropriating $500 in motor fuel tax funds for minimum road repairs; . ' • ,' : ";; ':i, \ ' . " v Bids will be sought for removal and"" trimming of trees in the village. If possible, local youths, under a federal program, will 'be hired to paint the sewer plant. FFA Fair Set At Milledgeville MILLEDGEVILLE-Section II Future Farmers of America fair will be July 28 and 29 at .the Carroll County FairgrouiKMiere: . Entries totaling 835 have been made by 242 students, according to Randall Peterson of Chadwick, manager. Beef, sheep, poultry, rabbits, vegetables and horticulture will be judged on Monday, July 28. Dairy, swine and horse judging follows on the next day. " Peterson listed the entries as foU lows:- swine breeding, 32 students and 127 entries; swine market, 43 and 80; beef breeding, 15 and 36; beef market, 50 and 90; dairy; 32 and 108; sheep breeding, 15 and 102; sheep market, 13 and 34; poultry, 14 and 65; rabbits, 9 and 515 horses, 9 and 18; horticulture, 4 and 6; and vegetables, 20 and 118. WASHINGTON^UPI) - The>Agriculture Department has sent Congress a lohg'overdue report confessing it cannot'fully comply with a legal requirement to spell out specific goals for progress in rural development. The report, an a'hnual document required by a 1972 Rural Development Act. was dated July 8, a full week after the end of th£ fiscal year it was supposed to cover. , . v . In careful bureaucratic prose, the report said "the state^f the art,of goal setting and limitations on data and methodology presently preclude comprehensive progress reporting on rural development goals; • - -: -"Accordingly, this report'provides information on USDA activities which affect the quality of life in rurarAmer- •ica. This information is included with the realization that it does not meet the full intent of the Rural Development Act of 1972 regarding progress reporting." -,-y. -./ ..••-• ;••:•: . ;The 59-page report, much of it historical, , was termed "disappointing" by Senate -aides who ,haye .wprked closely with 'rural development programs. Members of Congress active in pressing •such\programs had .wanted the .administration to lay pjlt specific goals in areas like rural-housing, jobs and similar fields as a spur to getting appropriations for federal aid in these areas., • •. • -, •' . ..--•.. . v >y .•The Agriculture Department said it did not like the idea of having federal officials arbitrarily set specific goals for shiftsjn population, income, housing and other factors in rural areas.. Officials said, however; they Tiaye , begun work on a process of getting suggestions from county, regional, state and other .leaders which may eventually be built into a set of national rural development goals. ^ .. * • ~ -,•...•• • ' . > • •' ~ , food Production Must Expand fo Meet Growing Population KANSAS CITY (UPI) - Reports of big crops this year should not lull . Americans into forgetting the "frightening challenge" to keep expanding food production in a race with the World's growing population, Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz said today. '"A year ago it was fairly easy to get v public support,for expanded research •..In. fqdd production and distribution," Butz said in a speech prepared for a conference on research to meet future American and world food needs: "Ev, erybody had become acutely aware of the race'between the stork and the plow," ~ Farmer Poll Shows Slight Drop In Support Of Butz OAK BROOK, 111. (UPI) - The farm magazine Prairie Fanner says Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz still commands the respect of most Illinois farmers, but the number of disapproving farmers is growing. 1 ' Among Illinois farm people, his ..strongest support comes from men, college-trained farmers and Farm Bu- - rpau members," the magazine reports. :~ "Farjijcwpmen are slightly less enthusiastic." • • ; .- .•- -,,,,,.,,.;. •»A survey showed that 52.7 per cent of ' .those questioned registered either strong or mild approval for what the magazine called "the acerbic Hoosier." A similar survey in 1974 showed 62.9 per cent approved of Butz and in 1973 Illinois fanners surveyed showed,; a 62 per cent approval, f .' vt r: t? But this, year, with reports of record crops in the*U.S, and good harvests in many other Countries, "the general attitude is that the plow is once'again pulling ahead," Butz said. "We should not be lulled into a sense of false security," he said, adding that by the end of the century, the world may have 75 per cent more people to feed. '':';•':'..'-'^ , .'•> He said the challenge ,mu%, betmef by increasing research, including''pro]? ' ects some may call impractical. v , "Some of it will be the kind of n£ search that will be difficult to justify $ a skeptical public. Some of it wiil-bfe the kind that will be common fodder for any irresponsible legislator who bwants to ridicule it," Butz warned. ~ He said world opinion had swung from a state of "extreme agitation'.' 1 about food shortages last fall to fear>. of surpluses and low crop prices this summer.'; But the actual food supply situation ' v hasn't changed that much."€ "The gravity of the food situatiofi; was grossly overstated in the fall of; 1974 and our present worries about in-; surmountable surpluses are equally overstated," he said. y K Qat Plot Meeting j • §et At Fbrreston § t,ORRESTON-An oat variety plot field meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8: p.m. Wednesday, July 16 ; on the Paul* DeVries farm near here. 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