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June 27, 1972

Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 4

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4 PAMfA OAKY NIWS PAMPA, TEXAS «6lh YEAH Tuesday, June 27, 1972 People Wear the Strangest Things to attract attention, and for th«M people there is a very good reason. Costumes such u these are usual around Palmyra, N.Y., every summer. The town is the site of the annual Hill Cumorah pageant of the Mormon Church, an outdoor drama por- trayinx an ancient civilization in the New World central to the church's teachings. From the last pageant are, left, two henchmen in the court of the wicked King Noah, Dennis Dutaon of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Richard Freer of Layton, Utah. Below left, Robert Hutchins of Rochester, N.Y., as the Prophet Mormon. Below right, Daniel Bundy of Washington, Utah, and Kent Brumle of Ashland, Ore., as priests. This year's pageant is July 24-29. PERSONAL FINANCE July 6 Is Inflation vs. Your Budget ROTe% * In Texas Figures snowing that the typical family's living expense! increased more than 20 per cent over a four-year period may help to answer the budgeter's eternal plaint: "where does Ike money go?" To most consumers, such measures of living costs as the Consumer Price Index probably are too abstract to nave much impact—but the dollar-and-cent figures for family budgets should give you a jolt. Latest calculations of the Bureau of Labor statistics — lagging six months behind today's costs —show: Budget for an urban family of four, at an "intermediate" living standard—flO,- 971. That's up from 19,076 four-and-a-half years earlier, a 20 per cent rise. For a higher standard of living, |15,905 needed, compared to the earlier figure of $13,050—up 22 per cent. The bureau's "lower level" budget was up 22 per cent, rising from $5,915 to 17,214. Many families will find that, at midyear 1972, they'll have to spend even more to maintain the same standard of living. For one thing, these are national averages. Swinging Picnic Set At Johnson's Boyhood Home JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) — There will be a swinging Fourth of July picnic at the boyhood home of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, reminiscent of the 1920 celebrations when he was a youth. The old fashioned picnic, cosponsored by the clubs and citizens of Johnson City and by the National Park Service, starts with a picnic followed by patriotic speeches, skits and a 1920's costume contest. It ends with a street dance, music furnished by Lynn Crider and his Line Riders. By CARLTON SMITH As the National Consumer Finance Association points out, "equivalent budget levels varied widely among cities and regions, With the lowest in small cities in the South, and the highest generally in the largest metropolitan areas." So if you're not lucky enough to live in a small southern city, mark up your living costs by X per cent. In addition, we've had half a year of inflation since these figures were compiled. The news about food prices, released by the Labor Department earlier this month, indicates that inflation is alive and —should we say "well"?-despite frequent official announcements that inflation is on its death bed. Wholesale prices of farm products, processed foods and feed took a jump of 0.8 per cent (seasonally adjusted) in May—an annual rate of 9.6 per cent, a prospect that ought to shake up even the professional optimists. To put the matter of family costs in context, there have been accompanying gains in personal income; otherwise we'd all be in the poorhouse. But currently, the N.C.F.A. points out, consumers are in the middle of a two-way squeeze. On one side is rising prices, on the other the fact that "taxes have been absorbing increas- Gov Preston Smith Mis issued an official memorandum income." Even when you get more, you're allowed to keep a smaller share to lire on. To illustrate what the combination of inflation and heavier taxes has done to family living costs in recent years, the N.C.F.A. cites figures of the Conference Board showing that $18,570 is needed today to equal the purchasing power of $10,000 of income in 1949. During the intervening years, the bite taken out of that income by federal income and Social Security taxes increased by $2,100. At the same time, inflation cut purchasing power by $6,470. Thus, $10,000=$18,570, and you can add to the latter figure whatever state and local taxes you pay. They're so variable that the Conference Board left them out of account. What inflation's squeeze is adding up to currently is a good deal more than the price "bulge" the administration said would occur after the freeze. You're likely to hear increasingly the complaint that Phase If isn't working, and demands for tougher policies and tougher enforcement. (NIWSPAPER ENTMPIIISI ASSN.) Preliminary Payment Of Wheat Announced Pampa Youths Win Honors At Texas A&M COLLEGE STATION Three Pampa students have earned "Distinguished Student" ranking at Texas A&M University, announced registrar Robert A. Lacey. The undergraduate honor is awarded students who have excelled academically. Recipients must earn at least 3.25 grade point ratio (out of a possible 4.0) during the grade period. In addition to a 3.25 or higher GPR, a student qualifying for "Distinguished Student" honors must have been enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours and have no grade lower than a'C', The ranking is limited to 10 per cent of Texas A&M's undergraduate enrollment. Pampa students are Randall C. Hildenbrand, son of Abraham Hildenbrand, 2505 Rosewood, senior, electric engineering major; Gene Randal Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Carlson, 2211 Charles, sophomore, mechanical engineering; and Daniel Arthur Hood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Hood, 2336 Duncan, sophomore, physics major. Rural Parcel Post Deliveries May Discontinue AMARILLO — Appearing before an Amarillo press conference, APWU general president Francis "Stu" Filbey of the American Postal Workers Union predicted parcel post deliveries in small towns and rural areas could possibly be ending. "If the independent delivery systems are permitted to continue to 'skim the cream of the crop' in the major cities, " Filby said, "the postal service will be forced to discontinue these unprofitable deliveries or seek additional subsidies from Congress." Filbey was attending the Texas Postal Workers Convention in Amarillo, which ended Friday night. He also predicted a merger between the postal workers, covering some 320,000 employes, and the Communications Workers of America, which represents all telephone and telegraph workers in the United States. Deploring the legal prohibition against strikes by postal employes, Filbey stated the proposed merger with CWA would strengthen the hand of postal workers in seeking the right to strike and would be a tremendous membership gain for both unions. New Smoke-Filled Room Of American Politics Associated Press Writer Welcome to the new smoke- filled room of American politics. The air seems almost clear here, clouded only by the wisps from a few random cigarettes, held casually between fingers piled with silver rings or plucked from the pocket of a denim work shirt. The mood is friendly, the setting spacious—a college auditorium in Farmington, Mass., where faces with varying amounts of wrinkles, pigmentation and hair do not seem out of place. A group of blacks holds one of its regular caucuses. A huddle of labor union men wonder if George McGovern is in touch with their problems. Someone from western Massachusetts wants a local youth to be a page. And if it's a little inefficient, or nit-picking, or if it seems somewhat, well, unprofessional, keep in mind that most of these people are first-time delegates. This is the new politics where caucuses don't run quite as smoothly as the organization that got them here in the first place. Democracy is everything. What happened to the old smoke-filled rooms, where familiar mayors decided things by fiat? George McGovern, that's what. First came his Commission on Party Structure and Delegate Selection, which snuffed out the cigar stubs of the old pols. Then came his string of pres- idential primary victories, which opened the doors to troops of younger, blacker and more female delegates than had ever stuffed envelopes for any party regular., .-,.*•+• Now, in state caucuses all over the country, they must meet to determine strategy and policy for their grand moment in Miami Beach next month. Most of the 163 delegates to the Democratic National Convention—which is nearly half women, one-third is under 30, one-tenth minorities—got together the other day. Mary Bunting, president of Radcliffe College, who will be a delegate for the first time this year, called it "a great educational process." It took around two hours on a rainy Saturday morning to determine whether to appear on a network television show in Miami (yes), who should get the group's few gallery passes Uhose who will help, and maybe a quota for blacks), how the group would communicate with each other (by telephone) and would they please send an additional $3 to the travel bureau for the shuttle bus to the convention hall ("I thought we paid all our expenses.''). Comparatively speaking, that was pretty efficient. At its last caucus, the Massachusetts delegation took five hours and ran until nearly 2 a.m. to elect Rep. Robert F. Drinan "chairperson" and to resolve that there be immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Vietnam. Last Saturday's business was just "Mickey Mouse" housekeeping details, Drinan said. Toward the end of the meeting, Ronald Fox, a young lawyer from Lynn, stood and said, "I feel left out. I can't participate in the women's caucus. I'm not in the black caucus. But I am very concerned about the Israel question. Would anyone like to stay for a Jewish caucus?" Chairperson Drinan, a Jesuit priest, wondered aloud if there were any Jesuit caucuses. He asked if there were any new areas to discuss, or "any new caucuses," then adjourned the meeting. Along one row of seats, around a dozen people gathered for the Jewish caucus, which turned out to attract both pro- Israel and anti-Israel factions. A group of 30 women and one or two silent men moved into the front rows for the scheduled women's caucus. With frank discussion and agreement, they deplored the lack of women in McGovern campaign posts, decided to support more women in politics, agreed to meet for a breakfast meeting in Miami and passed their suggestions for the party platform. It included some problem areas. Such as abortion. "On the state level, I'll bleed, fight and die for abortion on demand, but I don't think it's a national issue," agreed Ruth Terzaghi, a white-haired widow of 69. "We should say nothing." Someone else objected. "If you sincerely believe that abor- tion is the right thing for the state, then it's phony not to put it in the platform. OPEN Daily and Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Banquet Room* Available UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Child's Plate 65 C ENJOY PIANO ARTISTRY EVENINGS AT FURR'S WEDNESDAY MENU MEATS Knockwortt Links with Sauerkraut .79' Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings 65' VEGETABLES Beets with Orange Sauce 20' Cauliflower a la Romano 30' SALADS Fresh Cucumber Salad 24 C Tropical Fruit Salad with Sour Cream Dressing 30' DESSERTS Boston Cream Pie 30' Hot Spicy Apple Dumplings 25' St mucRfa> sofittG/ Congressman Bob Price has announced that wheat producers will receive $1.28 per bushel in preliminary payment on their 1972 crop. The preliminary payment will be made as soon as possible after July 1 and amounts to 75 per cent of the face value of domestic wheat certificates. Final certificate payments will be made after Dec. 1. Participants in the 1972 feed grain program are guaranteed a national average of $1.35 per bushel for corn or 70 per cent of parity on Oct. 1,1972, whichever is larger. Total payments due producers for voluntary additional feed grain and wheat set-aside acreage will also be made as soon after July 1 as practicable. Cotton producers will receive payment on a quantity of upland cotton determined by multiplying the acreage planted within the farm base acreage allotment by the payment yield established for the farm. The payment rate will equal to the difference between 35 per cent per pound or 65 per cent of parity, whichever is larger, and the average spot market price for the first five months of the marketing year, August-December, 1972. Preliminary payments will be made as soon as possible after July I. If final payments are due to cotton producers, they will be made after Jan. 1,1973. The first Model T Ford went on the market in 1908. The date coincide! with "ROTC Day" throughout the 14-state area encompassed by Fifth U.S. Army when Lt, Gen. Patrick F. Casftidy, Fifth Army's commanding general, will take the opportunity to demonstrate the training given to Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets before interested dignitaries at the Senior ROTC Summer Camp at Fort Riley, Kan. "The efficience and vitality of the Army depend to a large extent upon the caliber of its young officers," Gen. Cassidy states, "and more than half of those entering the Army each year come through the ROTC program. Savings Bonds Sales In County Reach $187,007 May sales of Series B and H United States Savings Bonds amounting to $25,715 in Gray County were reported today by County Bond Chairman George B. Cree. Sales for the five-month period totaled $187,007 for 44 per cent of the 1972 goal of $420,000. Sales for the state of Texas during May were $17,3H.314--a five per cent increase over May 1971 when sales were $16,476,145. January-May sales totaled $91,572,743 with 45 per cent of the $202.3 million 1972 goal achieved. Nationally, sales of E and H Savings Bonds amounting to $573 million were reported during May-24 per cent above 1971 sales of $462 million. Total sales for the five-month period amounted to $2,715 million-IB per cent above a year earlier. Exchanges of Series E for Series H Bonds totalling $142 million were reported for the first five months of 1972-36 per cent above the $105 million exchange in 1971. The hummingbird feeds on nectar from flowers as do many insects. Progress Stamp* STAMPS Purchase < Round Steak U.S. Inspected Fife's Feed lot Beef $ 109 Backbone & Ri bs 7O c | Country Style, Lots of Meat Lb g g Lean, Froien Hambruger Patties 5 u, *.n $ 2 95 U.S. Inspected Fite's Feed Lot Beef ARM ROAST » 73' U.S. Inspected Fite's Feed Lot Beef CHUCK ROAST » 69 e Center Cut, Fresh Lean PORK CHOPS ,b89 e BACON Smoke House . _ Pound 69 e WIENERS Corn Country _ _ 12 01 Pkg 55 LARGE EGGS N*»t Fresh, Dozen 43 PEACHES Shurfine Sliced, Halves 3 29 oz Si can I PEARS Shurfine Bartlett Halves 16 oz cans Golden Corn Shurfine Cream, Whole 5 17 oz cans Broccoli Shurfine Spears Froien 4 lOoz $1 Pkgs I Fite's Famous Feed Lot Beef, USDA INSPECTED Cut — Wrapped — Frozen Half Beef =ront Qu Hind Quarter* 130 Days in Feed Lot — Fed 24 Hours a Day Finance Frown l««f Purchattt — Up To 4 Menlhi To Pay We give Pampa Progress Stamps on all cash purchases of Frozen Locker Beef CHEESE Shurfresh rr\ Half Moon 10 oz. . . .53 Canned Ham Shurfine S Lb. Can ICE CREAM Borden's 1/2 Gallon SHURFINE POP Grape, Cherry, Cherry Cola, Cola, Ginger Ale, Cream Soda, Lemon Lime, Orange, Root Beer, Strawberry 12 oz can Pork & Beans ShurfiM 7 '* / PI. Charcoal 1e«i rut Cocktail Frui •ftufvifte * $ 1 Tomatoes Shurfint 14 .. let 5*'l 79 HAMBURGER DILL SLICES 3 l6or jar» 2 TUNA Shurfine Chunk 61/201 Biscuits Shurfresh 10 ct cans 3 .«- 25 e Bread Tender Crust I 1/2 Ib loaf 29 Bright And Early Frozen 6 oz can I Imit. Orange Juice 6 * M | ORANGES •».* 2 ^ 29 C POTATOES California Long Whit* 10 Lbiag 75

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