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iE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. FLORALA NEWS - CLAIMS SANFORD Vernon Bill Sanford, age resident of 1943 West in Florala for the years, passed away Sunday, January He was a veteran of and an automobile in Florala. He was and belonged to the Pax- Lodge. are one daughter, e Wilkins of one sister, Mrs. Eula rnons of Birmingham; • ~rs, James F. Sanford Ark., George E. Fla.; four and two great ren. services were held afternoon at 2 o'clock Funeral Home th Reverend Bill Ed- Lating. Burialwasir with Evana nine directing. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1972 I I i1 i i Economic Ouee m litmbililltion and Ariwers I I I the Word became flesh, among us--(John Are hospitals, doctors and other persons furnishing health care services subject to price controls? Yes. Under Price Commis- sion guidelines, physicians and other "non-institutional providers" of health care are subject to an average 2 I/2 percent limitation on price in- creases which must be justi- fied by increases in costs. For institutional providers, such as hospitals and nursing homes, price increases will be permitted only when justified by allowable costs, adjusted by productivity gains and limited where appropriate by base per- iod profit margins. Excessive cost increases above the guide- lines will not ordinarily be con- sidered as allowable costs. These institutional providers may increase prices up to 2 I/2 percent without prior approval. Allowable price increases over 2 I/2 percent and up must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service and the Medicare inter- mediary with cost justification. Any increase in excess of 6 percent must be treated as an exception and filed with the In- ternal Revenue Service. ls there a ceiling on amounts allowable as an exception to the Christ, here is our Pay Board'sS.Spercentgeneral open wide our minds wage standard where the in- creases are necessary for the Think through ouremployer to attract or retain ~oly thoughts• Lord essential employees? our minds with Yes. If increases above the rd here are our eyes, general wage standard are heart, hands and deemed necessary to attract or in all Thy glory retain essential employees in Lthem, that all may see accordance with specific cri- in us. Lord teria to be established by the Pay Board, these increases will take complete posses- be allowed only up to 7 per- all our being, cent. JQUoM FIFTH STRELrl' - PI.OIt&LA, ALAIJAMA ~4A2 11 , McRAE ............. PUBLISHER - EDITOR WOOl}HAM ............ ASSOCIATE EDITOR IAM ......... ASSOCIATE i EDITOR IeRAE ................... ASSlSTAN Is a wage increase which ex- ceeds the general guideline of 5.5 percent and which was agreed to after Pay Board guide- lines were announced an "al- lowable cost," justifying a price increase? No. Under these circum- stances, "allowable costs" for the purpose of justifying a price increase shall not generally in- clude wage payments, including fringe benefits, in excess of 5.5 percent per year. This rule does not apply to wage increases for workers making less than the minimum wage and in cases where pay- ments are made to replenish major deficiencies in a welfare fund, wnlcn are necessary to protect the pensions of men al- ready retired. Nor does it pre- clude a company from obtaining an exception by ruling if it can demonstrate gross inequity with respect to its particular situa- tion. Are the wages and salaries of Americans who live abroad and work for U. S. companies subject to controls under the economicstabilization pro- gram? NO. Do retailers who are required to prenotify their price increa- ses have to give advance notice and obtain approval of price in- creases at the closeout era tem- porary promotional campaign? No. Such changes represent- ing a return to normal prices need not be included by the re- tailer in determmmg base pri- ces and do not have to be preno- tiffed to the Price Commission or approved in advance. How- ever, these changes must bein- cluded in quarterly reports tha firms with annual sales of $50 million or more must file with the Commission. Twenty-four Alabama coun- ties have been classified as Class 1 counties for the purpose of applying rules and regula- tions adopted by the Alabama Air Pollution Control Commission on Tuesday, January 18. Bill Willis, director, Division of Air Pollution Control, said that Class I counties are those in which urban population REAL ESTATE FOR SALE l ine ee wou annu 10% discou Service wnll 1972 Or Date IY CLAU|I W. PIKE AND ROllERT Are any Purebred hog sales on schedule for February in South Alabama? Yes, we have received an- nouncements on four purebred sales. The type sale, dates and locations are as follows: (1) Tested Duroc sale -this Sat- urday, February 5, l:00 p.m. at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan. Thirty boars, 30 bred gilts and 40 open gilts will be offered for sale. (2)Ala- bama Duroc Breeders Associa- tion Sale, February 12, in Green- ville. (3) Alabama Hampshire Breeders Association Sale, February 18, in Greenville and (4) the Performance Tested Boar Sale on February 24, at the Livestock Arena in Auburn. We hope to get more informa- tion these sales. Should I plant F-2 or crib corn in 1972? No. there should be a good supply of recommended hybrid varieties at reasonable prices this year. Test conducted in 1971 in Alabama, Florida, Geor- gia and Mississippi again proved that the best hybrids produced from 25 to 35 percent more corn than F-2 seed of the same hybrids or open pollinate var- ieties. So, buy good seed. Should coastal bermuda fields be burned in the spring? Yes, burning old coastal fields helps destroy a fungus disease (H'el - min - thos- spo- ri- urn) which causes leafspot and crown rot. It may also kill some weed and a few insects. Burn the area 3 to 4 weeks before growth starts. Burning should be done while the grass is dry but the ground moist. Burn with the exceeds 50 percent of the cou- ty's population or in which ana- tional air quality standard is exceeded. The national air quality stan- dard for particulate matter as established by the Federal En- vironmental Protection Agency is 60 micrograms per cubic me- ter annual mean. This standard is exceeded in 19 counties. men I PAGE5 E. tINDER - EXTENSION FARM AO[P wind so the blaze will move fast over the area. Plow fire lanes and "notify the Forest Service" before you burn any field. WIDE TRAILERS ON HIGHWAYS CAUSE CONCERN a. ua. sin.__. Senator Sparkman Answers Questions From Readers QUESTION: What is the sta- tus of farm income in Alabama? SPARKMAN: Alabama's total farm income surpassed the $1 billion mark in 1971 for the first time in history. This is a re- markable achievement, but many farmers are still having a dif- ficult time making ends meet. My Neighbors to reduce unemployment. The ~'J~l- President should make reduc- ber one priority, along with the ~iLA~? ,-~ ~'~"~.z~ reduction of inflation He should ~ " r ~~ ~ ~ ~' also consider the possibility of ----