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Tuesday, June 27, 1972
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Meat Processors Hope President's Move Will Have Little Effect On Prime Beef PAMPA, TEXAS PAMPA DAILY Nk, l«th YEAR Tuesda "i 3 June 27, 1972 ByTHEAHOCIATEDPREW Texas meat processors n* pert President Niftot'i llftinf of •II import quota reitrlcttom to curb rising meat prices will have little effect on prime beef, though it could in time lower the COM of ground meat and sausage products. , Matt Gorges, of the Walt Gorges Meat Co. at Harlingen in the Rio Grande Valley, said he thought the President's action Monday would have a negligible effect on most Texas consumers. He predicted, too, that upcoming increases In the prices of steaks, roast and other high quality meats will offset any reductions. "The mistake that was made was not freest!* prices at the raw meat level at the feedlots and the ranches," Gorges said, "The ranchers are getting more for their cattle than ever before." Cattlemen and feedlot operators in the Texas Panhandle did not agree. They said prices are now near the 19S2 level and most feedlots are full. Reaction In the Panhandle, which is part of the five-state area that sends more than four million head of cattle to market each year, is that most cattlemen do not like Nixon's decision but they are not getting too upset about it. Main objection to Import quotas being lifted is that this forms a precedent, but they don't feel that current choices for U.S. choice beef, their major product, will be affected much. Some Texas processors feel there Is not enough meat in the world supply to nave much effect on the situation, since Argentina cannot meet its own home demand and Australia and New Zealand have developed new markets in the Far East which they may not want to abandon. Gorges said he has never seen imported meat in any quantity that is of high quality. He thinks All 130 Texas Delegates Abortion Questioned By Challenges Political Issue AUSTIN, Tex. (API-All 130 of Texas' delegates to the National Democratic Convention in Miami Beach July 10 are questioned by challenges filed before the convention's Credential's Committee now in session at Washington. State Democratic Headquarters said Monday a total of U separate challenges have been filed against the Texas delegation or parts of it. Only two of the challenges Involve the delegation as a whole. The Texas Women's Political Caucus alleges that women were discriminated against because 52 per cent of the population are women but only 30 per cent of the delegates are women. A group of black delegates, represented by Don Gladden, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer in Fort Worth and a worker for Sen. George McGovern, alleges that the state's delegation does not accurately reflect the racial makeup of Texas' population. He said only 6.92 per cent of the 1972 delegation is black compared to the 12.68 per cent black population. State Democratic headquarters sources say 10 per cent of the delegates are black. Other challenges to the Texas delegation involve single delegates or those from a single senatorial district. New NEA President Airs Views On Top Priorities ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new president of the National Education Association says the only way to meet the educational needs of all children is with "raw political power." Mrs. Catharine Barrett, a Syracuse, N.Y., inner city elementary teacher for more than 40 years, takes over leadership of the 1.2 million-teacher organization Friday at the conclusion of the NEA's 110th annual meeting. In an interview. Mrs. Barrett said her two top priorities will be to "make teachers recognKte political force" and to "achieve legislation which by 1976 will see the federal government contributing one-third the cost of education." With teachers already organized politically in 42 states, Mrs. Barrett said she is hopeful that they will have an impact on presidential balloting and congressional elections in November. , For the past year, as president-elect of the NEA, Mrs. Barrett has spent much of her time touring the United States advising teacher groups on how to organize politically. , Here are her answers to specific questions: Q. Can teacher groups or yourself support ; President Nixon in the November election? ; A. "Mr. Nixon is very negative as far as education is concerned — whether it be a budget proposition, whether in vetoing a proposal, whether in failure to support funds for education and whether to support busing. He would take society back to an era we got rid of years ago. There is nothing in the Nixon administration to indicate his support of education or that he's prepared to take action to give every youngster an equitable opportunity." Q. Have teachers become more politically active? Do you think they can be united at the polls on the local and national levels? A. "Teachers in 42 states have organized teacher political action committees. In New York State, teachers are organized in all key legislative districts and are now endorsing candidates after intensive study. They also are organizing in congressional districts and will issue report cards on candidates' educational voting records so that teachers are able to make a complete judgment. Whether the NBA will endorse a presidential candidate will depend on the membership. It is more than possible that we will." Q. What will be your top priority this coming year? A. "I have two priorities and they are side by side. I want to make teachers recognize political force and to achieve legislation which by 1976 will see the federal government contributing at least one-third the cost of education. The highest it's ever been was 8.8 per cent and this past year was only 7.1 per cent. Michigan Church Robbed PONTIAC. Mich. - "God loves you," the preacher said to the youth who stood on the church altar pointing a gun at his head. "I hope so," the bandit replied as he pocketed money from collection plates in a Sunday holdup at the Christ in Christian Union Church in downtown Pontiac. The stickup left the Rev. James Ray Nesselroad and 40 parishioners 1400 poorer. -We weren't scared," said 64- year-old parishioner Cecil B. Tupper. "We seemed to ft-il . that there was someone looking after us other than ourselves.'' Toward the end of his ser- mm. the Rev. Mr. Nesselroad said, a youth in his late teens and another in his early 20s barged through a side entrance. One of them pulled a pistol and fired a shot into the ceil- in i "This is a holdup. Everybody stay in your seats and everybody get out your money," one said. One gunman stood at the entrance guarding the congregation and the other, brandishing two pistols, walked up to the pulpit and asked where the col- isction plates were. The youth found money in Sunday school offering plates, than "one of them l»i< ; an Army .tf by the side of my minister said, and >u wallet. "Then he took up a collec- tion," he said. "People held out their money and he walked down the center aisle taking it." The gunman returned to the front of the church and climbed onto the altar. The Rev. Mr. Nesselroad turned to his congregation, which stood up and prayed. "Dear God. help these poor boys to realize where a life of crime will lead them." While the parishioners were praying, the minister said the robber who had held him at gunpoint "jumped down and told us not to follow him. Then he joined his partner and out the door they went." Police are investigating, but the Rev. Mr. Nesselroad and members of the congregation said they would rather not prosecute. MORE SOFT DRINKING WELLINGTON, N.Z. (AP) — New Zealanders are expected to drink 6.5 gallons of soft drink a head this year — two gallons more than five years ago. Cordial manufacturers, who supplied this figure, compare it with an average of 12.8 gallons in Australia and 18.1 gallons in the United States. WASHINGTON (AP) Leaders of the National Woman's Political Caucus said Monday they find Democratic presidential hopeful George McGovern deficient on some issues that concern women, specifically the problem of birth control. "Our meeting with him yesterday confirmed that the caucus will give no blank slate to any candidate," said Betty Friedan, founder of the National Organization for Women. "McGovern didn't seem to understand how strongly women feel about being able to control their own bodies." Speaking at a news conference on the first anniversary of NWPC's founding, Mrs. Frie- dan said that within the past week, caucus leaders have requested meetings with all presidential contenders. Only representatives of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace declined to return their calls, she said. Ms. Friedan outlined a Woman's Plank that the caucus will present at the Democratic convention in Miami next month. It calls for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, comprehensive child-care legislation, appointment of women to top positions of responsibility, and repeal of laws affecting a woman's right to decide her own reproductive and sexual life. "Our feeling on the candidates are mixed," Mr. Friedan said, explaining that all the contenders they met with supported the concept of a woman's plank, but they did not all agree on the abortion issue. Reds Repair Destroyed Bridges SAIGON (API-Labor forces are repairing some bridges knocked out by U.S. bombing along North Vietnam's northeast rail line linking Hanoi with China, U.S. military sources said today. They did not rule out the possibility that some workers may be Chinese. They commented shortly after Radio Hanoi announced that "new forces" have joined the North Vietnamese struggle to maintain its transportation system against the sustained American bombing campaign. The broadcast did not identify the new forces and it could not be determined whether the reference was to a realignment of North Vietnamese work details or to Communist Chinese laborers. U.S. military sources here said they were unable to immediately analyze the meaning of the broadcast. They noted that during the 1965-68 American bombing campaign there was a work force of 40,000-50,000 Communist Chinese in North Vietnam. further action will be needed to reduce meat costs, Joe Oscar Neuhoff, partner of Neuhoff Brothers, a Dallas meat packer, said: "You can't just turn the faucet off like that. We have to price our product in advance of delivery in order to schedule production, and the market may be up a nickel or so by the time we do deliver. So it will all take time before anything is visible." Regarding the choice steer meat, which hits hardest on the housewife's pocket book, Neuhoff thinks the present supply is not ready to meet the demand. "The feedlots are filled but the right weight and grade of cattle is just not ready for the market," he said. "The demand exceeds the supply and it has driven the price up." Neuhoff said Nixon's move won't have much effect on the pot roasts and steaks, though ground meats and other processed meats might be affected. "But it will take time." he said. WORLD Of WORK Answers to employment Questions by Stxrertory «f labor Jamot 0. Hodgson Age No Bar to Employe Benefits M. J. of Utlca, N.Y., says: I've worked for the same firm for eight years, but am still classified Jis a temporary employe. My boss says that, at age 54, I'm over the age limit for permanent em- ployes. This means I'm not eligible for full-time work or full fringe benefits. I don't even get retirement credit. Is this legal? Dear M. J: It sounds to me like a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits job bias against persons aged 40 to 65. While the act p e r m i t s employers to observe terms of bona fide seniority systems or em- ploye-benefit programs, they cannot legally use these programs as excuses to evade the act's purposes. To ascertain if there is a violation of the law in your case, you may contact the federal wage-hour office in Utica. S. B. of Fowler, Ind., writes: My friend works in » department store and gets paid overtime whenever she works more than 40 hours a week, I work in a nursing home and get overtime after 48 hours a week. Why the difference? Dear S. B.: Nursing home employes, as well as those in rest homes and bowling alleys, are exempt from the federal overtime law requiring pay of time-and-one- half for more than 40 hours of work in a week. Instead, they are entitled to the premium rate after 48 hours per week. A. K. of Syracuse, N.Y., writes: There has been a lot of publicity about what's being done to help high school youth get jobs this summer, but I've heard very little about what's being done to help the younger kids use their time constructively. Do you know of anything? Dear A. K.: I agree that there never seems to be enough for this age group to do. There are the municipal recreation programs for school-age children, which you can find out about from your city or county recreation department. Also, you could inquire at your local Employment Service or the mayor's office about the Neighborhood Youth Corps summer jobs program, which admits boys and girls as young as 14. Some of the NYC youth will work as junior counselors in the recreation programs which serve children from about 8 to 13. Beyond that, there is a summer "odd-job" program that many communities sponsor. Known as "Rent-a-Kid," the program puts youngsters 14 to 16 in touch with local householders who want to hire someone to mow lawns, paint, mend, baby-sit or run errands. The Labor Department aids community groups in the odd-job program. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Editor's note: If you have a question regarding job training and placement, labor-management relations, job health and safety, equal employment opportunity, wages and hours, employment and unemployment, prices and earnings and other matters involving the U.S. Department of Labor, send it to: Secretary of Labor J. D. Hodgson "World of Work" U.S. Department of Labor Washington, D.C. 20210 Kamikaze, the word used for the Japanese suicide air force in World War II, was the name of the typhoon that destroyed Kublai Khan's fleet, thwarting the invasion of Japan in 1281. Revival in Process at Evangelistic Tabernacle 330 S. Starkweather 4 Craven St. Evangelist R«v. Mabfl M. Ramsey Services 7:30 PM. Pastor Gary K. Francis Everyone Invited WHOLE FRYERS FRESH DRESSED BONELESS HAMS VALUES. PRICES EFFECTIVE THRU WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1972. NONE SOLD TO DEALERS. Slob Bacon , . Ground Beef u,. 69c MEADOWDALE ENRICHED Flour MEADOWBALE , 2 . 0l . -^ Skinless Franks ^ JVC MEADOWDALE , 2 . Ol - _ Sliced Bologna », ODC CAMELOT BAKED BEANS, COLE SLAW OR Potato Salad PURE SHORTENING LIMIT 1 CAN WITH $5 OR MORE PURCHASE 3-LB. CAN ALL FLAVORS Emydsjf Fewitet FOR MEATS, FISH OR FOWL A-l Sauce ,,, x 45 C FAULTLESS M . 0f Spray Starch cm o9 c .fabric Finish . 2 C T69 C FORMICA M-Oi. .. Bll. All 3-Stores Open Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM BAMA Grope Jelly 2-LB. JAR TOWIE Stuffed Olives 59 49 Floor Shine. ........ NEW . .. WITH CHEESE Spam Luncheon, UNDERWOOD Chicken Spread UNDERWOOD CORNED Beef Spread ...... IEMON OR REGULAR 70 . ul . _ Parson's Ammonia 8 " 3 I c WYLER ' S 3-Oi 1 O Lemonade Mix ....... ? kg 1 3 12-Oz. .. .Can 4Vj-Oi ....Can 4Va-Oi. ...Can I 46 69' 55 C 55 C 78-Oz. ARMOUR'S BARBECUE Vienna Sausages... COFFEE WHIUNER Pream Powder... CAMPBELL'S HOME STYLE Pork and Beans. DESSERT TOPPING Dream Whip 5 Qi Can 8-Oi. . Box 96' ALL VARIETIES Lipton Dinners... GENERAL MILLS' Cheerio* Cereal AIMOWS Vienna Sausage. 10-OZ. ROX 5-OZ. CAN 59 42 22 POTATOES TOMATOES

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