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NENia - 1173
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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1975
The Economy Edges Up
Signs of American economic recovery grow stronger: The dollar
is regaining stature in European money markets. Auto sales and
housing construction, the heavyweights of American industry, have
started to turn around. Personal income climbed last month, even
after discounting increases in social security and other benefit
payments. Inflation has collapsed to 5 percent.
Thus the economy has embarked on the upward course which
the Ford administration trusts will continue through the next 15
months of presidential campaigning.
The White House is meeting many of its key policy goals.
Treasury Secretary Simon notes with pleasure that Congress is
holding the deficit nearer to the $60 billion "noninflationary" level
the White House Advocated than the $100 billion Mr. Simon
feared. The administration has helped stave off a gasoline tax, and is
boosting arms and grain slaes abroad to bolster U.S. trade,
economic recovery, and agri-business profits.
This is not to suggest that the upward trending economy, and the
White House itself, do not face difficulties ahead. Though Mr.
Ford's party draws little support from among those bearing the
brunt of the recession?the jobless-the projected 7 or 8 percent
umemployment level at election time will impress many crucial
working-class voters as a sign of flawed economic leadership.
The recovery also is expected to be inchingly slow. Consumer
studies show public confidence still severely depressed after
enduring more than a year and a half of recession. Unless consumer
optimism takes firmer hold, and monetary policy remains
sufficiently relaxed, the recovery could be slowed.
And there are signs that inflationary impulses in the U.S.
economy were not totally quelled by the recession, even though it
was the worst recession since World War 11. The administration has
just had to jawbone the aluminum industry out of raising prices at a
time when the industry is operating at only three-fourths capacity
and sales are down. On the labor side, wage increases have been
running over 12 percent this year, and West Coast construction
workers have pushed for an alarmingly inflationary 20 percent hike
in their new contracts.
For the moment, however, the main trend of the economy is up.
And that is a good deal to be thankful for.
?The Christian Science Monitor
Browsing in the fi
of The News-Journal
25 years ago
Thursday, July 20, I9S0
The summer recreation program
for children sponsored by the
Raeford Kiwanis Club through its
public affairs Committee had its last
session yesterday with games in the
morning and supervised swimming at
the creek yesterday afternoon.
Officials approval has been given
for the final link of a new all-paved
road which will connect Fayetteville
and Charlotte and will cut the
distance from about 140 miles to
about 120 miles.
From Poole's Medley:
When the weather is real hot you
fully believe it is the hottest weather
you have ever seen, but it so happens
Archie Byrne, president of the
Raeford Lions club, announced this
week that the club was sponsoring
the appearances here tonight of
"Diamond Jim's Circus," and he
invited the public to attend.
The Raeford Rebels coasted
behind the effective two-hit pitching
of Clyde Upchurch, Jr. here Tuesday
night to trim the Red Springs
All-Stars 7-1. J.B. McLeod, Bill
Upchurch, Jimmy Conoly and
George Wood led the Rebels' 12-hit
15 years ago
Thursday, J uly 21. 1960
Reminders of the squabble caused
by (he proposed consolidation of
three county schools were brought
up Monday ni^it when the Board of
Education granted a petition from
parents of students in the 7th grade
at Rockfih school asking that the
students be accepted into the schools
Dr. Clifton Davenport will take
the post of clinicean for the County
Health department, Dr. Julius
Jordan, chairman of the Hoke
County Board of Commissioners has
Younger Sncad of Hoke Auto
Company, Raeford. has been
appointed an area chairman of the
North Carolina Automobile Dealers
From Rockfish News:
As this is being written on
Tuesday Rockfish is a dry place in
the true sense of the word.
Watermelon growers who joined
the marketing cooperative set up this
spring are busily Gripping their crop
A meeting will be held for the
members of the Chamber of
Commerce to discuss and vote on the
proposed change in the name of the
group on Thursday, July 28. at 8:00
pjn. in the Hoke Hi^i School
The McLauchlin School Boys'
Chorus returned tired but happy
after several singing engagements in
Raleigh during the meeting of the
N.C. Home Demonstration women.
by Marty Vega
Everything You Always
Wanted To Know
The many days of constant rain
here are becoming a matter of great
concern, particularly for those who
don't own umbrellas. (I don't
recommend the use of umbrellas, as
it is easy for a mugger to come up
behind you and rob you this way,
but it is okay to carry one, 1 guess, if
you don't unfold it. More on this
Before you rudi out and buy
umbrellas, you really should know
more about the rain if you are going
to fight this problem.
Commonly regarded as associated
with the condensation of
atmospheric vapor, and the
subsequent concrescence, albeit
dilatory, too often we view the
phenomenon as contumacious,
refusing to acknowledge inchoate
incertitude, and there we let it rest,
pondering the conundrum, which is
hardly salubrious, now is it?
My own opinion is we may be
experiencing a variation of the usual
nimbus stratus cloud formations and
what we have here is a manifestation
of the rare nacreous, or even possibly
die noctilucent, which was observed
in Hampshire, England on June 30,
1950. and not easily forgotten.
Then again, it might not.
The only way to be sure is to get
yourself a raindrop spectrometer.
Believe it or not, scientists spent five
years at the University of Illinois
developing the raindrop
spectrometer. One is already in use in
Made out of some kind of
Plexiglas. the device electronically
counts the number of drops and
records their sizes.
Each raindrop that hits it creates
its very own pressure impact, which
is then converted into an electrical
signal and tape recorded.
The tape of the rain falling is then
fed to a computer, which prints out
information on when the rainfall
began and ended, the total amount,
and believe it or not, the effect on
the pollution at the time, which is
figured by weighing the amounts of
pollutants in the raindrops.
How we got along without this
wonderful invention before I don't
know, but after five years it is really
here. It's exhilarating to think about
it, isn't it?
So start putting it down on your
Christmas lists. No home should be
For some time now I've been
studying the part of the lie in
national and world affairs and the
way it looks to me lying has just
about been ruined.
It used to be that one of the worst
things you could call a man was a
liar, but nowadays let one politician
call another a liar and people just
shrug: so what, they're probably
You read a headline: Editor
Harold Smith Denies CIA Role, and
people's reaction is. You know he's
Admit something is true about
what you're accused of and people
will say "Yeah, he's just admitting
that to cover up something he's done
Nothing seems to work any more.
Not even No Comment. Ask a
politician a sharp question and if he
says "No comment." people say,
"Ah-hah, he's guilty as sin." If he
says, "I neither deny or confirm it,"
people say he's just confirmed it.
It has got to the point where if
somebody accuses you of something,
the best thing to do is get out of
sight. If you hang around to deny it,
you're a goner. No use issuing a
statement through your campaign
manager. He's already under
indictment for accepting illegal
contributions to your last campaign.
Understand, this isn't just a
national condition. Lying has
become such a habit among the
world leaders that a nation caught
telling the truth will be accused of
just trying to befuddle the others.
"What're they up to this time?" the
others will say. "Something's going
on there we don't understand. Better
have our undercover people look into
In other words, lying as an
instrument of personal, national and
international policy has been ruined.
It's like sleeping pills. The more you
take the more you need, till finally
You think I'm telling the truth?
CUFF BLUE ? ? ?
People & Issues
CAMPBELL COLLEGE -- While it
has taken years to get a medical
school approved for East Carolina
University, in one swoop action the
board of trustees of Campbell
College gave the "go-ahead"
authority for the institution to
establish a law school at this Baptist
institution of high learning located at
Buies Creek in Harnett County.
JENKINS & ECU - Dr. Leo
Jenkins, Chancellor of East Carolina
University says: "We remain
confident that we will be able to
develop the medical school on
schedule. We will not be deterred by
whatever obstacles we encounter.
Our new Dean, Dr. William Laupus,
agrees that the job can be done."
While the funds have been voted to
insure the Med School for East
Carolina University, it sometimes
appears that the opponents of the
school are still fighting a rear - guard
action against the project.
UNITED NATIONS - The United
Nations is located in New York City,
several hundred miles from North
Carolina. We have long been a strong
defender of this world confederation
of nations, but now feel that what is
done and said there is little more
than children beating on tin pans
thinking they compose a band. The
American participation in the
Vietnam war lasted years without
any armistice or peaceful solutions
being adopted as a result of influence
by the UN.
As a debating society where ideas
can be freely discussed, the UN may
be alright, but we feel that Uncle
Sam is having to pay too large a
proportion to the fiddler.
STUDY COMMITTEES - A Urge
number of study committees were
authorized by the 1975 General
Assembly. In general, "Study
Committees" become the graveyard
for ideas that the legislature just
doesn't want to face up and say "no"
V J>. ROCKEFELLER - Up until a
few days ago Vice President
Rockefeller indicated that he would
leave it entirely to President Ford as
to whether or not he would be on
the GOP national ticket for VP in
1976. Now, we understand that an
organization is being brought
together to work for the nomination
of Mr. Rockefeller as vice president
in 1976. Rockefeller seems to be
realizing that it may take more than
"lip service" from President Ford to
make sure his place on the ticket.
Say what you please but our
opinion is that Reagan would be glad
to take second place on the GOP
ticket if fust place is ruled out,
which now seems to be the case. But
instead of running for vice president
you run lor president and hope lo be
lapped for second place. This holds
true for Democrats as well as
However, 1972 was an exception
for the Democrats when Senator
Eagleton was asked to withdraw as
the vice presidential candidate after
he had been nominated. Senator
McGovern tried to get Ted Kennedy
to take second place before and after
Eagleton's nomination, but he
declined both times. Then he was
turned down by several others before
Sergeant Shriver eagerly accepted in
the second go-around.
The reason McGovern had such a
hard time getting someone to take
second place was because he was
regarded as such a weak candidate
and substantial senators did not
relish going down to a smashing
defeat with the liberal and starry -
eyed senator from South Dakota.
FORD & RED TAPE - President
Ford has been lashing out at the
growing bureaucracy and red tape
involved in Federal government. We
agree with President Ford and his
predecessors before him ~ Presidents
Johnson and Nixon.
It seems to us that President Ford
is in a mighty good place lo do
something effective about the red
tape in government, now while he is
in the White House. Sanford,
Wallace, Bentzen, Udall, Carter,
Harris and Jackson soon may be
lashing out at the same red tape and
bureaucracy, but they arc not now in
the White House where orders and
decrees are given and carried out.
Yes, Mr. President, we are with
you but someone has said: "What
you do speaks so loud I can't hear
what you say."
What about a little action now,
PRESIDENT -- Recently we have had
the feeling that being a Southerner
was no longer a barrier to being
elected president of the United
States, so we were not surprised to
read that former Gov. Jimmy Carter
of Georgia in a poll which was made
for him found a slim majority in the
nation would prefer a Southerner in
every section of the country except
California and New England. It looks
like 1976 might be^the year when the
Democrats turn to a Southerner to
lead the party since six of the seven
candidates now in the running are
from die South, they being, Jimmy
Carter of Georgia, Lloyd Bcntsen of
Texas, Fred Harris of Oklahoma,
Rep. Morris Udall of Arizonia, Terry
Sanford of North Carolina and Gov.
Wallace of Alabama. The lonely
outsider is Sen. Henry Jackson of
The National School Lunch Act
was adopted in 1146 and at that time
Congress stated that the legislation
was needed "to safeguard the health
and welfare of the Nation's children
and to encourage the domestic
consumption of nutritious
agricultural commodities and other
food." Over the past 30 years the
Act has assisted millions of families
in insuring adequate nutrition for
Recently the Senate extended the
Act and passed some amendments to
it. At that time 1 was able to have an
amendment adopted which I feel will
discourage cheating by those who are
really not eligible to participate in
the school lunch program.
In the past, school officials were
forced to accept, without question,
affidavits signed by parents stating
that their children were eligible for
free meals due to the parents
inability to pay. Simply stated, my
amendment says that school officials
may seek verification of the data set
forth in the application for
participation in the program.
If school officials have reason to
believe that a person can afford to
pay for his child's meals, my
amendment would give them the
right to question the claims a parent
might have concerning his income. 1
think this is important because I feel
that by forcing school officials to
accept the word of a parent, without
having the right to check it. we have
been encouraging dishonesty.
by Senator Robert Morgan
We get hundreds of letters in
Washington and Raleigh from people
who complain that others are
cheating on welfare or are abusing
the food stamp program. I am certain
that there is much of this going on,
and 1 would like to see it stopped
wherever it is practiced.
For this reason, when the Senate
was debating the School Lunch Act
amendments, I told my colleagues
that we should "either give every
child in school a free lunch or
provide lunches for those who are
not able to provide for themselves." I
have supported the school lunch
program because I believe it is a
necessary one. Many boys and girls
get their only substantial, balanced
meal of the day at the school lunch
But the practice of accepting a
parent's statement with no means of
verification and no authority to
check it is simply an invitation to
dishonesty. Also, when the cheating
occurs it not only involves the adult,
but the child as well, because his
classmates are generally aware of
whose father is able to pay and
whose is not.
I realize this is but a small step in
controlling abuse of the public
treasury, but it is a step that itould
have been taken sooner. Perhaps it
will help foster an attitude that will
make those of us in Congress look
more critically at suspicious practices
in many government programs we
establish and review.
Stories Behind Words
by William S. Pcnfield
Early in the 16th century an ancient
statue that had been dug up near the
palace of a cardinal was set up on a
square in Rome.
The statue was situated on a spot
opposite the house of Pasquino, a
tailor noted for his acid wit. The
statue was unidentified, and many
jestingly called it Pasquino, after the
Eventually anonymous persons used
the statue as a place to hang notes
satirizing die government and
important persons of the city. The
caustic writings were called
"pasquinata", from die name of the
statue. "Pasquinata" became
"pasquinade" in English, a name given
to any vicious satire.
The sloth is a tree-dwelling animal
of Central and South America.
During the day this shaggy-haired
animal sleeps, hanging by its four feet
from a limb. Algae, or tiny green
plants, grow in its shaggy coat. This
gives the sloth a great deal of
protection, for he blends with the
foliage as he hangs motionless.
At night the doth moves about the
tree eating leaves. Its movements are
very slow and duggish. In fact.it is the
slowest of all four-footed animals. It is
for this reason that the doth got its
name, for the word is derived from
A dothful person is like a doth -
duggish, lazy. slow.
Sail Under False Colors
"To sail under false colors,"
meaning to pretend to be what one is
not, is a nautical expression that arose
during the 16th century, the heyday
Ships were required to fly the flags,
or colors, of the nations they
represented, so that any ship might be
easily recognized as friend or foe.
Crews of pirate ships, however,
upon spotting a likely prey, hoisted
the colors of a nation friendly to the
country that the other rfiip
represented. The pirate ship then was
able to make a surprise attack on the