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Page 6-Wednesday, May 31, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Inflationary upswing predicted
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Carter up again sharply in May, but that prices exports of farm commodities to foreign tapered off in the summer, for
administration braced itself yesterday are also rising generally throughout the countries and a brisk American con- percent inflation rate for the year
for the latest inflation figures, which economy because of rising production sumer demand for food. This year, food is again the b
one official predicted would be a costs, both in labor and raw materials. Any improvement would not show up contributor to inflation. And
disaster. . "It's a cost-push thing that's got to until June, but for the entire year in- prices'are expected to continue t4
Meanwhile, the Agriculture Depar- work itself out,"he added. flation should be about seven percent, The Agriculture Department has
tment said that consumer food prices " THE SHARP advance in retail Barry Bosworth, chairman of the Coun- considering raising its estimate o
now are expected to climb eight to 10 food prices, which began to accelerate cil on Wage and Price Stability, said. to eight percent rise in food price
percent this year, the highest increase last winter, has continued this spring," The Labor Department compiles the year.
since 1974. the Agriculture Department's outlook figures, but Bosworth often gets figures Consumer prices rose 0.8 perc
LAST FALL, the department predic- board said Tuesday. "First half retail on price trends early as he plans January, 0.6 percent in Februar
ted that retail food prices for all of 1978 food prices are rising and continue to strategy to control inflation. 0,8 percent in March. Meanwhile
would average four to six percent more run around eight percent above a year ROBERT Strauss, who heads prices were going up about 1.2 pe
than in 1977. Hut on March 21, the
department revised its estimate up- ago." President Carter's anti-inflation each month. Costs of housing
wearmntw ginsi t eight per- Officials said the food price boost is program, said inflation probably got medical care were also big contrib
due in part to smaller supplies of red worse in April and the figures "will not to the index.
cent. meat from what had been expected a look good." The Carter administration has
Barry Bosworth, chairman of the few months ago, as well as weather Last year, food prices pushed con- trying to get both labor and busin
Council on Wage and Price Stability, damage to some fresh vegetable crops. sumer prices up substantially at the hold down their wage and pri
has said the April and May Consumer Other contributing factors are thriving beginning of the year. Then both creases to fight inflation.

a 6.8
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s been
f a six
es this
ent in
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, food
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Price index figures on overal inflaton
will "probably look pretty bad." The
April figures are to be released Wed-
He said the April and May figures
would probably match the 9.3 percent
annual inflation rate that stirred alarm
in the first three months of the year.
The April figures, he said, would be a
ALTHOUGH he agreed the April
price report will be bad, one gover-
nment economist said he didn't think it
would cause the administration to do
anything it isn't already doing.
"We are already expecting it to be
bad; we are already doing as much as
we can... I don't see how the ad-
ministration could be more aware of it,'
said the economist, who did not want to
be identified.
He said food prices probably will be

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Hat a Iii A i h Us

Ex-Nazi has citizenship revoked
CHICAGO ,(AP( - Federal Judge troom that evidence in the 17-day civil trial was - always only one side."
lius Hoffman stripped Frank Walus trial in U.S. District Court "was con-
his citizenship yesterday on grounds sistent, horrible, and generally un- DURING THE TRIAL, 11 witnesses
at Walus concealed from ,im- shakable" that Walus committee war- had identified Walus as the man they
gration authorities his past as a teen- timeatrocities.
e Gestapo agent who murdered ietoiis saw help liquidate Jewish ghettos in
e Gesp darnt wo mrdered "Frank Walus was a Gestapo agent Poland during the war. The defense
dish Jews during World War II. operating in and around Czestochowa countered with four German citizens
Hoffman ordered Walus to turn over and Kielce Poland, in World Waree a s
s certificate of naturalization to adKecPlni ol a who testifies they employed Walus as a
ctifc ateofnaturalyszaytJon t II ... and committed criminal acts of farm laborer who worked hundreds of
The U.S. Immigration and unjustified violence," Hoffman said. miles away.
turalization Service (INS) could Walus, a retired factory worker, was During the- trial, one witness said he
e egindertation ervicedINSboud absent from the courtroom. He was saw Walus march a group of children to
en begin deportation proceedings, but represented by his wife Celina and his their deaths before a firing squad.
aid Vandersall, regional INS direc- 13-year-old son, Paul. "We will ap- Another said Walus dragged a neighbor
rsaid no decision had been made on peal," said Waluss' wife after the from his home and beat him. Another
t. ruling. "Absolutely. Absolutely." testified that he watched, horrified, as
HOFFMAN TOLD a packed cour- Walus pulled a revolver and shot an old
DURING THE trial, Hoffman, 12, woman too weak to walk from a ghetto
was critized by defense attorney Robert that was being liquidated.
Korenkiewicz, who at one point conten- BUT ONLY one person has actually
ded the judge fell asleep. been forced to leave the country -
Korenkiewicz had also unsuc- Harmine Braunsteiner, who voluntarily
cessfully asked Hoffman to grant a jury gave up citizenship and was extradited
trial - which Hoffman ruled was to West Germany in 1973 to face court
prohibited in a civil hearing to revoke proceedings that are still not resolved.
naturalization. The Constitution's Sixth Andrija Artukovic, now 77, of Seal
Amendment guarantees of a jury trial Beach, California, was ordered depor-
apply to criminal proceedings. ted in June, 1952, but he has suc-
Hoffman found that Walus lied to cessfully resisted deportation on
immigration officials in 1970, before grounds he would be subjected to
becoming a naturalized citizen. Walus political persecution if he were sent
insisted throughout his trial that he did back to Yugoslavia, which now includes
not lie, that during World War II he had his native Croatia.
nothing to do with the Gestapo, and that Six denaturalization suits and four
he instead worked on German farms, deportation cases are pending. In one of
"He's not surprised," she added. "He them, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., yester-
knew from the beginning. The way the day, 30 Jews demonstrated noisily out-
WHEREO0 i MAIL MY side a federal courthouse as Deodoro
WHR1OI ALM Federenko of Waterbury, Conn., went
RESUMES? International's 82 pg. CORP. DIRECTORY FedtrakaccWse bury, Ca n,been a
Slisting more t n 0leadingU.S.and ,,es,,,.. on trial accused of Cavrng
ins ' complete names and addresses for direct Treblinka death camp guard who beat,
ilSend $5.95+ .9s s I tortured and murdered inmates. He
(iscounts Or e$,59 ,,) j on sbacame an American citizen in 1949 and
1 feornuaaii n t Resume srv'c. )was accused of making false statemen-
L P.s. x 64M, TENNENT. N.J. 07763 _ J ts on his naturalization application.


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