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™ JOURNAL VOL. 26, NO. 3451 Daily Entered As Second Class Matter Post Office Ogdensburg, N.Y. OGDENSBURG, N.Y., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7,1971 Republican Established 1830 Journal Established 1858 HIGHLIGHT Local Planning Urged At Alex Bay Conference - Story Page 9. SINGLE COPY 15 cents What's Going On Around The World 21 U.S. Combat Deaths Last Week SAIGON (AP) — Twenty-one Americans were killed in combat in Vietnam last week, eight less than the previous week, the U.S. Command reported today. But the command said the number of U.S. servicemen wounded last week was 117, up 70 from two weeks ago. South Vietnamese and enemy casualties also increased, the allied commands said. A U.S. spokesman, Maj. Richard Gardner, said he had no explanation for the rise in American wounded. It was \probably a matter of the reporting system,\ he said, meaning delays in reports from the field to headquarters. The South Vietnamese Command reported 305 government troops killed last week and 869 wounded, compared with 263 killed and 615 wounded reported a week earlier. Allied forces reported they killed 1,739 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong last week, 406 more than in the previous week. Some of the increase in casualties probably could be attributed to a surge in fighting on the Cambodia-South Vietnam border and to stepped-up Com- munist shelling attacks just prior to South Vietnam's presidential election last Sunday. The U.S. Command said 16 Americans died last week from accidents and illness, a rise of 10 deaths over the previous week from nonhostile causes. Lindsay Critical Of Administration NEW YORK — From a dias shared with Sens. Edmund S. Muskie and George McGovern, Mayor John V. Lindsay has charged the Nixon ad- ministration with abandoning the principle \that the first responsibility of power is to the powerless.\ Each of the three possible 1972 Democratic presidential contenders spoke Wednesday evening before 2,000 liberals and Democrats at the annual dinner of the state's Liberal party, but Lindsay delivered the harshest. attack on the administration. \Let's tell it straight: This ad- ministration has become a government of the powerful by the powerful and for the powerful,\ said Lindsay, an old Liberal and new Democrat. \It governs from behind closed doors in banks and air-conditioned board rooms and not in the neighborhoods. It is close to the rich and remote from the poor,\ he said. Muskie said that American liberalism had failed to solve the nation's major problems. \The blunt truth is that liberals have achieved virtualy no fundamental change in our society since the end of the New Deal,\ he said. The Maine Democrat, hot an an- nounced candidate although he is the front-runner in most polls, called for a coalition of liberals with \hardhats and housewives and clerks-men and women who will support liberal principles if those principles give them programs they can trust,\ The audience applauded Muskie's call after having sat silently as he charged that liberalism accomplished little since the 1930s. He said only 40 per cent of the national electorate could be described as liberal. Border Battle Flares In Ireland r^..IAST, Northern Ireland (AP> — British troops and guerrillas fought a gun battle across the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic early today, army headquarters reported. The clash followed a surge of shooting, bombing and rioting in Belfast. In one period 10 explosions in 10 minutes oc- curred in the capital of the- British province. The border battle flared when a British infantry patrol spotted two men placing a package— later discovered to be gelignite—behind a customs post at Middletown, County Armagh. When challenged, the men ran toward the republic. \The soldiers pursued, them and were fired on by automatic weapons from across the border,\ the army said. The troops returned the fire. The spokesman added it was \a very rare occurrence\ for British troops to shoot into the republic. There were no army casualties in the incident. ' A detective sergeant and civilian were shot and seriously wounded by two guerrilla gunmen who attacked them from the rear in a Belfast street early today, police reported. The assailants escaped. One of 10 explosions in the city Wednesday night damaged buildings at Belfast's port terminal where ferries ply between Northern Ireland and England. The latest warfare between British soldiers and gunmen believed to be members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army came as provincial Prime Minister Brian Faulkner prepared to fly to London for security talks with the British government starting today. Utica Teachers Strike System UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers struck Utica's 22 public schools today, a short time after overnight negotiations with officials on a new contract broke off. The Utica Board of Education said they served the Utica • Teachers Association with a State Supreme Court order restraining the employes from striking before the walkout. There was no clear picture im- mediately as to how many of the city's 750 teachers were taking part in the walkout, nor how many of the 14,000 pupils were, preorting to class. Schools Supt. Edward Parry said he called 60 substitute teachers to work and no that the schools would remain open matter what happens.' Chief stumbling blocks to settlement on a new contract have been such issues as class size, the hiring of special art and music teachers for the lower grades, more formalized dismissal practices for non-tenured teachers and salary improvements. Parry claimed the demands were \unreasonable because of our tax base situation. We've got demands' drom them (the teachers) that would cost us about $2 million to implement, and we just can't afford it.\ Dock Workers Back To Work; No Progress In Coal Strike WASHINGTON (AP) —Responding to Nixon administration pleas, federal judges have temporarily halted long- shoremen's strikes against West Coast docks and the Port of Chicago. The judges Wednesday night directed strikers to return to work for 10 days, pending hearings on whether, the moratorium should be extended the full 80 days allowed by the Taft-Hartley Law. The West Coast walkout, at 99 days the longest longshoremen's strike ex- perienced in the region, has idled 15,000 dockworkers and cost affected states more than $1.7 billion. The Chicago walkout of grain-elevator operators 35 days ago has kept 500 grainhandler members of the long- shoreman's union off the job. The suits were initiated on orders of President Nixon who cited the report of a special four-man council he had created under the Taft-Hartley Law to investigate the shipping situation! East and Gulf Coast dockworkers, also striking, were reported trickling back to work at some ports, in ex- pectation of Tafit-Hartley action but Nixon did not use the law in their dispute. Instead, he sent a team of federal officials to New York where it was hoped the dispute could be mediated. The San Francisco court set Friday morning as the date for a hearing on the West Coast suit. In Chicago, Oct. 15 is the hearing date., The government said continuation of the Chicago and West Coast tieups might \imperil the national health and safety.\ Agriculture Secretary Clifford M. Hardin said in an affidavit that Japan and other nations are concerned about the United _ States' ability to deliver agricultural commodities. Meanwhile, the soft-coal-industry strike of some 100,000 miners in 20 states continued without a sign of progress. Negotiations were to resume today after halting early Wednesday afternoon so United Mine Workers President W. A. \Tony\ Boyle could make an ap- pearance in a federal court case. Nixon's Post-Freeze Program Will Be Made Public Tonight WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon unveils to the nation tonight his post-freeze economic package, *a complex program of wage-price restraints likely to be based on productivity. When Nixon goes before nationwide television and radio at 7:30 p.m. EDT, he will strip away the mystery that has surrounded the program, popularly known as Phase 2, since he imposed the 90-day wage-price freeze Aug. 15. This much is known: The White House has virtually ruled out any controls on profits, and has left the door open only slightly to ceilings on interest rates. Some sort of controls on medical costs is expected. The biggest question is how much wages and prices will be allowed to rise after the freeze expires Nov. 13. The White House has been super secret on this point, although economists are guessing wages would be allowed to go up 5 per cent. Productivity—Worker output per man-hour, a gauge of the efficiency of the U.S. economy—is likely to be the key to the Phase 2 plan. Productivity has been rising at about 3 per cent a year. But there is also a question of whether the wage guidelines should include a cost-of-living allowance to take into account price increases. How the program will be enforced is just as big a mystery as the wage-price restraints. Government sources said the Cost of Living Council, set up by Nixon to ad- minister the freeze, likely will continue as the chief policymaking agency in Phase 2. But beyond that, the alternatives range widely. Organized labor has called for a wage-price review board including members of labor, management and the public, with a boluntary Phase 2 program. But Nixon says the program \will have teeth,\ will cover the entire economy, yet focus on major industries. In other economic developments: •.. .- —Federal -judges, on request of the Justice Department, moved to tem^ porarily halt a lingering West Coast •dock strike and a month-old shipping tieup in Chicago. —The Senate Finance Committee planned to start work today on a bill to cut business and individual taxes $15.4 billion over the next three years. The bill, as passed by the House Wednesday, is a basic part of Nixon's Phase 1 pro- gram. —The Senate attacked another portion of Nixon's inflation-fighting program, voting to allow federal workers a scheduled Jan. 1 pay raise, but no more than allowed private-sector employes under Phase 2. Nixon seeks to delay the federal raises to July 1. PLANNING VITAL - Samuel J. Clasky, Director of the Regional Development Branch of the Department of Treasury and Economics, On- tario, tells Alexandria Bay conference Wed- nesday that planning by local and regional groups is vital to the economic growth arid en- vironmental preservation of an area. At left, Joseph A. Romola, chairman of the St. Lawrence-Eastern Ontario Commission, which sponsored the conference, and at right, State Senator H. Douglas Barclay. Wholesale Price Index Declines; Latgest Drop Since October 1966 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices dropped for the first time in nearly a year in September—the first full month of President Nixon's wage- price freeze—and the decline on a seasonally adjusted basis was the largest in five years, the government said today. The Wholesale Price Index went down three-tenths of one per cent to 114.5 of its 1967 base, meaning it cost $114.50 on the average last month for wholesale food and industrial goods worth $100 four years ago. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the decline was four-tenths of one per cent when seasonal factors were figured in, the largest such drop since October of 1966. The report said that most of the decline was in items not covered by the price freeze, principally raw farm products and imported goods that are subject to Nixon's temporary 10 per cent tax surcharge. It said that because of these items, the index can continue to go up or down this month and next despite the freeze which Heads For Senate Hearing House Passes Nixon's Tax Cut WASHINGTON (AP) One day after House passage, the Senate Finance Committee opened hearings today on a $15.4 billion tax cut bill which President Nixon is counting on to help revive the economy; The committee chairman, Sen. Russell B. Long, D^La., said he planned to ask the first scheduled witness, Market Rallies NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market extended the strong rally begun late in Wednesday's session into today's' trading. The 10:30 a.m. Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was up 5.77 at 906.32. Advances outpaced declines by about 5 to 1 among issues traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The rally Wednesday began after the White House announced that President Nixon would detail plans of Phase 2 of his new economic program at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Traders weretaking positions in anticipation of favorable acceptance .of the President's plans. Analysts said the upsurge in prices could be expected to continue today. Early prices * in motors included Chrysler up % at 317s; Ford, ahead Vz to 72; General Motors, up y 4 at 84 7 / 8 ; and American Motors, up Vg at 8%. Big Board prices included: Scott Paper, off VB at 19%; Litton In- dustries, down Va at 26V4; Occidental Petroleum, up % to 15; Bunker Ramo, off V 8 at 7VA ; Armstrong Cork, down % to 42%; and City Investing, up % at 20%. No Pickup. WEATHER Clearing and quite, cool tonight with scattered frost, lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Partly cloudy to sunny and continued cool tomorrow, highs in the 50s. Winds southwest to west 10 to '20 miles an hour today, diminishing to light and variable tonight, northwest seven to 15 miles an hour tomorrow. Treasury Secretary John B. Connally, if Phase 2 of the administration's economic program will contain provisions to hold down interest rates. They were not included in the 90-day wage-price freeze. Nixon plans to announce Phase 2 details tonight on nationwide radio and television. Long said in a prepared statement he thinks the House-passed version still does too much for business and not enough for individual taxpayers. \In its present form this bill appears to be too much of a 'trickle down' operation, with too little of it ever get- ting down,\ he said. Business would get seven times as much in new permanent tax reductions, he said, while the chief benefits for indi- viduals would amount to speedups in tax cuts previously approved by Congress. Nixon expressed gratitude Wednesday for House passage of the bill arid added that prompt Senate hearings are \another welcome indication of the bipartisan congressional support for the new economic program.\ \Unlike in the House, the Senate rules permit any amendment to be offered,\ he said. \And I know there is a temp- tation for senators to offer their amendments to a bill they know the President will sign.\ Long has said he hopes to get the bill to the Senate late in October. The House bill, in the first three years, would reduce taxes by $5.7 billion for business and by $9.7 billion for in- dividuals. It provides a 7-per-cent investment tax credit for companies spending on new plant ano> equipment but slows a fast depreciation allowance put into effect by the Treasury. The measure also would xepeal retroactive to Aug. 15, - the 7-per^cent excise tax on autos and the io-per-ceht tax on light trucks. For individuals, the present $650 'personal exemption would be boosted to $750 in 1972 instead of 1973 as now scheduled. The first $1,300 of income for poverty- level families would be exempt from taxes. The limit now is $1,000. expires Nov. 13. The report said wholesale food prices dropped 1.4 per cent and that a broad range of industrial raw materials and manufactured goods averaged one-tenth of one per cent lower. It was the first drop in the key in- dustrial price index in more than three year's. Wholesale food prices frequently fluctuate sharply because of weather and crop conditions. The over-all Wholesale Price Index was 3.2 per cent above a year earlier. The seasonally adjusted drop of four- tenths of one per cent in September compared with an average monthly increase of four-tenths in the previous six months* the report said. It said the decline in industrial prices was largely due to higher rebates for 1971 motor vehicles, widespread declines in machinery and equipment prices and a drop in lumber and wood products that had been trying for the previous eight months. Prices were also lower for auto tires and tubes and crude, rubber. There were higher prices for electric power and natural gas, metals, and some clothing. Cotton, wool and some textile products declined in price. Food price declines included vegetables, eggs, livestock, grains, fish, meats, sugar, animal feeds, fats and oils, the report said. INDEX Women's Page Sports Classified .Editorial Art Buehwald William Buckley Jack Anderson TV KOrner Comics Local, Area News Page 6 Page11 Page 13 Page 14 Page 14 Page 14 Page 14 Page 12 Page 15 Page 9' Wilderness Boy Back In Civilization JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 14- year-old boy who lived in a wilderness 37 days after he fled from his home when he accidentally wounded his twin sister with a shotgun blast has a temporary new home in a juvenile shelter. William Floyd Merrick left his home in fright Aug. 24 and lost 20 pounds living off the land. Authorities say he spent, part of the time with a band of hippies in a wild area near his Atlantic Beach home. His sister Bonnie died three days after she was shot, but Merrick didn't know about it. \He was greatly disturbed when he learned of his sister's death,\ said Lucy Farley, a juvenile court counselor. \He said he had not known what had hap- pened.\ Patrolman D. P. Green found Merrick last Friday walking through sand dunes along the ocean. \He was kind of puny,\ Green said of Merrick. \He weighed about 80 pounds and his pants were too big for him. I bought him a hamburg and Coke before we went to the station, and he inhaled it.\ Green said he didn't realize Merrick was the boy who had shot his sister until they reached the police station and asked if there had been any trouble at his house. , \He started crying,\ Green said. \All of a sudden I knew this was the boy who shot his sister. We got to. talking and he admitted it.\ Merrick said he and his sister were going through the door to go shoot the gun when he tripped and the gun fired. Authorities said the teenager told them he then helped his sister onto a couch, called an ambulance and ran. Authorities said the sister told the same story before she died. \He's not charged with any delinquent act-,\ Juvenile Court Judge Clifford Shepard said. \It was an accidental thing. \He's in pur jurisdiction as a runaway,\ Shepard said, \We are trying to work out a placement with a family.\ Green said Merrick's stepfather came to the police station when the boy was found but said, \I can't keep him. He'll just run again.'-'

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