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Rishe Calls For Reforms In County Government ADVANCE*/^ Page 9 HIGHLIGHT World Series, High School and College Football Results - Stories Pages 20, 21. LOCAL, COUNTY, STATE, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS REPORTED IN DEPTH VOL. 21, NO. 1116 PUBLISHED IN OGDENSBURG, N.Y. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1971 ' PRICE 25c Kelly comments.. By Charles W.Kelly The Federal Government's Emergency Employment Act will create 56 positions within St. Lawrence County at a cost of $330,300 under Section 5 of the Act. The County is also applying for an additional $192,300 under Section 6 of the Act. Sound like Christ- mas? Maybe Santa Claus has come early? Don't bet on it! St. Lawrence County has to come up with one tenth of the cost now and has agreed to absorb at least half of the positions, at county cost if they can afford it, within the'next two years. Elsa Luksich is the administrator for this program. Elsa is one of the most dedicated public servants we know, but it won't be Elsa making the decisions. The requests will come from the various depart- ments within the county to the Board of Supervisors who will make the final decision. Gentlemen, please sharpen your pencil. Your agenda was mailed out listing a $7500 position of Assistant District Attorney to be created. The intent of the Act is to create positions for unemployed people. What lawyer do you know Who is unemployed? See editorial on Page 4 of this issue. Supervisor Allen Rishe while speaking before the St. Lawrence County CSEA Friday night at the Treadway in Canton \told it as it is\ and no doubt will be severely criticized for it. The theme in this county for 100 years has been \don't make waves.\ I thought it was an excellent talk which took guts to deliver. Excerpts from Rishe's talk appear on Page 9 of this issue. County government problems have never been put so direct. In the interest of good county government please read what Rishe had to say on Page 9 of this issue. Tuesday's monthly meeting' of the St. Lawrence County Board of Supervisors' in Canton could prove to be very interesting. Supervisor Jim Duffy has introduced a resolution which calls for a complete explanation by tlje Chairman of the Finance CMnmittee and the Chairmai^ii' the Building and Grounds Cornmillcfe OK the County's $1-Millibn \South Mall\ rehabilitation program for the Canton Grammar School. Duffy contends that the renovations will cost far more than the estimated amounts and Wants to know where Supervisor Don Livingston, finance chairman, plaiis to get the money. Supervisor Bennett Abrams of Massena is chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. There is confusion among members of the Building and Grounds Committee on whether the architect has been authorized to call for bids. One member of the Building and Grounds Committee told me Thur- sday night that he knew of no authorization for bids. Bids are apparently scheduled to be returned Nov. 1, the day before election. The County Republican dinner Thursday night was well han^ died. I attended the affair for a while but left early to attend the Canton hospital meeting and a Democratic function. Senator Brydges seemed pleased that he received such a fine reception. Mayor Jack Byrnes, although a Democrat, was among those in the welcoming party at the airport. RED, WHITE & BLUE which was scheduled to play three days last weekend at the Seaway Drive-In was stopped during the second night's performance at the request of District 'Attorney William Power. According to reports the DA had the movie reviewed Friday night and the following night, Saturday, the movie was stopped. Joseph Andrek, proprietor, reportedly agreed to discontinue the showing. The advertising which appeared in the press called the movie an in depth study of censorship, por- nography and obscenity iri America. Apparently no formal legal action was taken when Mr. Andrek agreed to halt the showing. Over the past several weeks we have commented in the column * on the Emergency Food and Medical Service program in this county. Not one word has been heard from the Community Development Program office in Canton since our interview with the EFMS Coordinator. During this past week we asked one of our reporters to stop into the CDP office and pick up a copy of ex- penditures for various categories. One of the ones we requested was Conduct and Administration. This takes in the Executive Director plus his secretary, and possibly the accountant. The total, amount approved under this program is $44,147 for 1971. On July 31 $25,916 had already been spent. $32,474 of the total amount goes for salaries and fringe benefits. Wesley Bourdette the executive director, is paid about $15,000 a year. At least four members of the CDP Board of Directors are members of the Board of Supervisors and CDP occupies County office space, so isn't it about time the Board of Supervisors determined the effectiveness of OEO programs in St. Lawrence County? Edgar Schwartz and Dick Fox are heading up the United Fund campaign in Ogdensburg. Many very fine organizations in this area receive much of their operational budget from the United Fund. Organizations such as the Boys Club, Rescue Squad, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. Have YOU made a pledge? During Phase II Conn ally Relying Heavily On Meany's Support WASHINGTON (AP) — AFL-CIO President George Meany, called \out of step\ with the needs of working men in August, now is being wooed by Treasury Secretary John B. Connally for help on Phase 2. Less than two months ago Labor Secretary James D. Hodgson accused Meany of being \out of step\ with rank- and-file workers after Meany criticized President Nixon's anti-inflation program. But Friday, Connally publicly urged the 77-year-old labor chieftain to serve on the Pay Board that will regulate sala- ries during Phase 2 of .the program, describing him as having \the interest of his members and the working people 'US PRETTY AS A PICTURE and all set for the City music by Ed Kennedy's band, will benefit the Guild's Harvest Ball.Oct. 16 at the Elks Club is Hepburn Hospital building fund. (Howland Mrs. David D. DePue. Mrs. DePue models a Photo) gown from Algie's Smart Shop. The dance, with In Longshoremen Strike Losses Estimated At $1.7* Billion in this country at heart..\ He also appealed for the support of other labor leaders and rank-and-file workers. \We need their help,\ Connally said at a news conference designed to expand on President Nixon 's televised speech Thursday night outlining the second , phase of the sweeping economic program he announced Aug. 15. \We would hope that they will serve on this commission because without them it is going to be extremely dif- ficult.\ The only immediate response from labor came from United Auto Workers President Leonard A. Woodcock, who said he would not serve on the Pay Board unless it is given full 'autonomy over wage increases, a concession the administration has been unwilling to make. Meanwhile, Meany called a special meeting Tuesday of the 13.5 million- ' member AFTLJCIO's executive council to vote on the President's latest proposals. He invited Woodcock and Teamsters' President Frank E. Fitzsimmons to attend. The Teamsters, with 2 million members, and the UAW with 1.5 million are the nation's largest independent unions. Connally said the individual decisions of the Pay Board and a commission set up to regulate prices will be \final.\ But he said the government, through the Cost^oKLiving Council, will review the over-all actions of both the board and commission. \I think it is fair to say that the government is going to continue to be in this picture,\ he said. Phase Two Questions SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — West Coast port authorities were scurrying Saturday and today readying docks for longshoremen ordered back to work after a 100-day strike that led to losses estimated at $1.7 billion. Cleanup and maintenance crews moved on to wharves Friday to reac- tivate machinery, idle since July 1 when 15,000 members of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Association struck 120 West Coast Argentinean Troops Move Against Rebels BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Without a shot fired, nearly 10,000 loyal troops put down on Saturday an attempt by army rebels to overthrow the seven- month-old government of Gen. Alejandro Lanusse and upset his plans for elections. A rebel force of 1,200 gave up after holding out for 19 hours in the Pampa city of Azul, 150 miles south of here. Lanusse had sent his troops to put down \this sordid ... antipop'ular and totalitarian uprising ... with whatever means necessary.\ Col. Manuel Alejandro Garcia, the rebel chief, surrendered to Gen. Joaquin Aguilar Pinedo moments after the gen- eral, commanding the government task force, entered Azul. The coup attempt was staged Friday by the army garrisons at Azul and Olavarria, a few miles from Azul. Rebel communiques insisted that garrisons elsewhere in this nation of 24 million also were in revolt. But it was evident that the navy, the air force and the rest of the army remained loyal. In a broadcast Friday Lanusse told the nation the Rebels were rightists, \hidden behind a false mask of nationalism.\ He said they sought a dictatorship and wanted to \cheat the people\ out of the general elections Lanusse has promised for March 1973, to return the country to civilian rule. The rebels seized 'Radio Azul and broadcast communiques which described the revolt as a \crusade of liberation.\ They called for a return to the \original principles\ of the 1966 •revolution which put the military in power, ending civilian rule. Lanusse, 52, is the third general to rule Argentina since 1966. But faced with labor unrest, guerrilla violence and an economic recession, he has legalized political parties and scheduled the election. A news conference called in Azul by the ranking rebel officer, Col. Manuel Garcia, was suddenly postponed. Garcia had returned from Buenos Aires to his command in Azul late Friday. WEATHER Mostly cloudy today with a chance of showers. Highs today in the mid to upper 50s. High tomorrow in the low to mid 50s. Lows tonight in the upper 40s to low 50s. shipping and stevedoring employers in the Pacific Maritime Association. Picket lines came down Friday after ILWU President Harry Bridges ordered his men to report for work at 8 a.m. PDT Saturday. He was complying with a federal court order for a 10-day return- to-wOrk period. A hearing will be held here Oct. 15 on whether to continue it into an 80-day cooling off period sought by President Nixon under the Taft- Hartley Act after ports on both coasts were struck. No action has been taken to reopen East and Gulf ports, where longshore strikes began a week ago, resulting in losses of $17 million daily. As West Coast waterfronts stirred to life between the Canadian and Mexican borders for the first time since June 30, a total of 249 ships waited in 24 ports to unload and take on new cargo. PMA said it has established a policy of • \first in, first out,\ for handling the waiting cargo ships. Military cargo, mail and passenger ships will continue to receive priority handling. In his instructions to his 28 locals, Bridges made it clear that the return to work was under the expired contract which ended June 30th. Kremlin Orders Ouster Of British Diplomats INDEX Weddings Editorial Page Women's Page CSEA Dinner Agribusiness GOP Dinner Deaths Sports Classified T.V. Page Comics • Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 9 Page 6 Page 11 Page 16 Pages 20-23 Pages 25, 26 Pages 27,28 Page 34,35 MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has retaliated for Britain's mass ouster of Soviet officials and declared that future relations between Moscow and London \solely depends on the British.\ The Foreign Ministry ordered Friday the expulsion of four British diplomats and a businessman and said it was barring re-entry for nine former diplomats, 12 businessmen and a scholar. The ministry also said it would not receive Britain's foreign secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, who had planned a visit to Moscow next year, and it can- celed the November visit to Britain of Foreign Trade Minister Nikolai Pa- tolichev. The action came exactly two weeks aftef Britain announced it was expelling • 90 Soviet officials and denying re-entry visas to 15 others because they were Soviet spies. The Russian spy ring was exposed, British officials said, by a Soviet official who defected. The Kremlin ministry said it was \compelled to take measures dictated by the prevailing situation. \The continued stay in the Soviet Union of, a number of officials of the embassy and other British offices who are engaged, as it has become known, in activities incompatible with their of- ficial status, would contradict the va.- terests of the security of the Soviet Union.\ The names of those expelled were not given. Brush Fire Kills Four SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A 1,400-man fire, fighting force and 10 aerial tankers spraying chemical retardant continued today to battle a three-day brush fire that has killed four men and ravaged more than 5,800 acres in Southern California. Authorities ~~said they could not estimate when the blaze, the largest and most destructive in the state this year, would be controlled. Four bulldozer operators were killed in a sudden flareup of the wind-whipped blaze Thursday night. WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about President Nixon's Phased economic program, scheduled to go into effect Nov. 14: Q. Is my salary still frozen? A. No. But wages in Phase 2 will be subject to review by a three-part Pay Board, composed of labor, management and public representatives. When it is formed, it will develop wage criteria for the nation. Q. How do you translate the goal of 2 to 3 per cent inflation, as President Nixon has proposed, into a permissible wage guideline? A. That will be the job of the Pay Board. But economists think it means a wage quideline of generally 5 to 6 per cent. This is determined by linking salaries to productivity, worker output- per-man-hour, which is rising at about 3 per cent a year. Q; Can I get a contract increase that was Supposed to go into effect during the freeze? A. Maybe. Again, this is the job of the Pay Board. Suppose you were due a 10- cent-an-hour raise on Aug. 16, but it was frozen until Nov. 13. On Nov. 14, that 10- cent-an^hour boost will be subject to the wage criteria developed by the. Pay Board, which coUld decide it's either too much or within the standards. Q. What about the pay I lost from Aug. 16 to NOv. 13? Do I get the retroactive pay? A. The government now says no, or at least has strongly implied no by saying that \wages were frozen and that's that.\ But this is a hot issue with organized labor. The. issue may not yet. be totally resolved. y. Are prices and rents free to zoom up after fjov. 13? A. No. Both will be subject to price standards developed by the Price Commission, a seven-member group composed of public members'. Q. How much will prices be allowed to rise? A- Again, that's the Price Com- mission's job, But they will have to fit their standards within Nixon's'goal of reducing the rise in prices to no more than 2 to 3 per cent by the end of 1972. Q. How long can I expect Phase 2 to last? A. Some economists would say until there ia a Phase 3, -implying continued massive, comprehensive' and per- manent controls. The administration doesn't want to put a termination date on Phase 2 for strategic reasons. If you say it is going to end next July 1, for example, it could lead to a big explosion in wages and prices shortly after; The best answer-is that Phase 2 will probably last at least a year, perhaps longer., perhaps permanently. No one knows.

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