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The Indianapolis Star TODAY S CHUCKLE Fishing is like romance. The next best thing to experiencing it is talking about it. Where (he Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty" II Cor. 3:17 VOLUME 75, Klo. 342 & & -sir . SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1978 pyx ' iryJU'-Ud CARRIER DELIVERED Uc PER WK Slnato )L unrna ri nirBFn anr pen WK Cmm Copy 203.482 SMASHES ALL SPEEDWAY RECORDS teio Mae To Beat For Pole RATHER TODAY Showers v yesterday . ,JHigh,73;Low,63 MARIO ANDRETTI 203.482 DANNY ONGAIS . X''-. 201.974 RICK MEARS i 201.703 , -i j n it 1 f0 VETERAN CREW, BEST EQUIPMENT AT HAND Motor Speedway Medical Team Waves Green Flag; It's Ready For The Race By MIKE McNAMEE Fun's fun. Dr. Thomas Hanna will admit that But if you're going to the Speedway for qualification! today, he sure wishes you'd wear your shoes. ' It might be a little late for this tip, but here it is: A good night's sleep would help. And it's never too late to ease back the alcohol throttle. In racing circles, "break a leg" doesn't bring good luck. The same goes for arms, collarbones, etc., etc. DIABETICS: Eat properly and bring your Insulin. Anyone who's been ill or hospitalized lately (especially you coronary patients): Check with your doctor before trying to tackle the miles of aisles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the abligatory cooler. 1. Hanna doesn't want to wreck anyone's fun. But he sure would appreciate it if you put Mm out of business. If you don't follow his hints and he estimates that about 700 of the 250.000 race fans jamming Speedway today Inside Today's Star News Summary On Page 2 AmuMnwnt Finance .... 32-34 Pogtt... 18-19 Obituarwt. . . . 33 AreaNawt... 20 Sports..... 33-31 Bridge ' TV-Radio 31 ChurchM... 11-13 Wont Ad... 35-49 Comic 34 Weather 49 Crouword .... 7 Werner 14 editorial 14 Women 8-10 Court Newt ond Stotittkt 49 Star Telephone Numbers Circulation 633-9211 Maff) Office 633-1240 Want Ads 633-1212 Scores Alter 4:30pm ;. 633-1200 r ' yCRME ALERT 1 -. ' If You See A Crims Committed Or Spot : - i Suspicious Activity Call This Number V 91 1 By ROBIN MILLER America's favorite son just plain became the favorite late Friday afternoon. - Mario Andretti, who's been spending most of his fast time the last couple years as the USA's flag bearer in the Formula One wars, dropped a mortar on the racing fraternity with an astounding run of 203.482 miles an hour as the curtain closed on practice. It was the quickest lap ever recorded at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially or unofficially. And it established this tough, little customer from Nazareth, Pa. as the one to beat in today's race for the pole as qualifications open for the 62nd Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. THERE STILL are 90 minutes of "hot laps" scheduled this morning before time trials begin at 11 a.m., but unless the weather is like it was Friday around 5:30 p.m., nobody is going to stick a wheel under Mario's stunning time of : 44.23. And it very well could be the weather ' .f JMU ' 1 i "JLw 4 JOHNNY RUTHERFORD . 201.839 K.J. FOYT 200.356 won't he'll be there, along with about 280 others who together provide the "500" and its month-long activities with the best medical protection given at any sporting event in the world. WHO SAYS SO? For one, Jackie Stewart, former world driving champion and current sportscaster, a man who's seen 'em all. Shea Stadium at New York and the universities of Oklahoma and Notre Dame, among many others, agree. The Speedway medical system, under the leadership of Medical Director Hanna and Director of Nurses Barbara Webb, has become the prototype for stadiums and racetracks around the world. "Shea Stadium used to lose one coronary patient every time the Mets played at home," Dr. Hanna said. "Figure up how many deaths that is over a baseball season. They didn't have the facilities." THE SPEEDWAY hasn't lost a coronary patient in four years. It's got the facilities to handle "everything from sunburn and blisters to heart attacks to an injured driver," Miss Webb said. And handle them it does. The Weather Joe Crow Says: The President agrees to,o lower the tax cut he wants irom zt oiuion io i dim-ion. The public would just like to have a few extra bucks la its pockets. Indianapolis Showers and thunderstorms today; high, 65. Cooler with storms diminishing tonight; low, 52. Partly sunny and cool Sunday; high, 64. Indiana Showers and thunderstorms today; highs, 62-70. Cooler with storms diminishing tonight; lows, 45-55. Partly sunny and cool Sunday; highs, 58-68. Today's Prayer Lord, we pray, guide our country's leaders. Watch over them and grant them needed wisdom to solve the many problems that face our great nation. In Your nijp, we offer thanks. Amen. man who decides the fate of the prestigious pole position. As of Friday night, there was an 80 per cent chance of rain for today. But if the moisture doesn't fall, it's almost a certainty that Tom Sneva's one and four-lap records will. The defending United States Auto Club national champion set them a year ago with a single circuit of 200.535 and an average speed of 198.884. AS OF I P.M. Friday, five men had bested the 200-mph barrier and another half dozen were knocking on the door. Andretti, the 1969 Indy winner and a two-time polesitter, had trailed Danny Ongais in the weeklong jousts of horsepower. He'd been 201.838, compared to Danny O's 201.974, and had "only" traveled 200-plus heading into the happy hour. But at about 5:40, he stepped into his Gould-CAM 2 Penske-Cosworth and proceeded to drop jaws all around the 2j-mile oval. "Obviously, the chassis felt very good," said Andretti, currently second in Carter Reduces Tax Cut Request, Delays Beginning Of Relief Plan Washington (AP) President Carter, displaying fresh concern about inflation, retreated Friday from his $24 billion tax cut and agreed to shrink the size and delay the beginning of new tax relief. Mr. Carter consented to congressional sentiment for reducing his planned $24 billion tax cut to between $19 billion and $20 billion while putting off inplemenla-tion of the new tax play by three months from Oct. 1, 1978, to Jan. 1. 1979. THE PRESIDENT originally had asked that the tax relief take effect Oct. 1, the beginning of fiscal 1979. If Congress goes along with the new administration tax strategy, Americans will get smaller tax cuts in the coming budget year than Mr. Carter originally sought. Charles L. Schultze, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters that Mr. Carter's change of mind was attributable to a worsening of inflation and an improved employment situation. It seemed apparent that Mr. Carter also had concluded that congressional opposition to the larger tax reductions could not be overcome. The division of the tax cut between individuals and businesses has not been decided. Originally, Mr. Carter recommended giving individuals approximately $17 billion in tax relief and businesses $8 billion. When he presented his original plan to Congress in January, the President said a typical family of four earning $15,000 a year would save $258 in income taxes under the plan next year. SCHULTZE SAID he could not provide Ten treatment tables and 21 recovery beds fill the main hospital at the Speedway. Eight other first-aid stations dot the infield. Facilities start with ear, nose and throat care and include a laceration area; a trauma center with the latest in diagnostic and monitoring equipment; an internal medicine center for stomachaches and assorted pains; and a "podiatry clinic bare feet are our No. 1 problem," Miss Webb said. Bare feet? "We've seen a lot of drivers go through here after a lot of wrecks," Dr. Hanna said, "but aside from their physicals, 90 percent of our customers are spectators." SO, WHILE THE hospital is equipped with burn carts and CPR equipment and everything else needed to treat the multiple injuries of a high-speed crash, its major thrust in recent years has been in coronary care. And in that field. Dr. Hanna will pit his hospital against any other. "We often have new equipment here, U.S. Making Waves: Hurricanes To Get Both Male, Female Names Washington (UPI) - The United States is breaking 25 years of tradition and plans to start naming hurricanes after men as well as women, it was announced Friday. The switch will begin with hurricanes in the eastern Pacific this year and may be used for Atlantic Ocean hurricanes next year If the World Meteorological Organization agrees to the proposal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the first tropical storm in the eastern Pacific this year will be named Aletta. The second will be named .Bud and then female and male names will be used alternately. OTHER NAMES on this year's eastern Pacific list are Carlotta, Daniel, Emili j. Fico, Gilma, Hector, Iva, John, KristyJ Lane, Miriam, Norman, Olivia, the Grand Prix standings. "I ran all my laps in the 200s today and I'm quite pleased with the way the car is responding. "BUT REMEMBER, the weather conditions (overcast and cool when he went 203) were ideal." Earlier in the week, Mario said he didn't think anyone would be able to put together four consecutive laps at 200-plus because it was too tough to keep the tires cool. Following yesterday's performance, he had another opinion. "If the conditions are like they were Wednesday (sunny and warm) then I still don't think you'll see four strong laps in a row. But if it's like right now, it could be done." ANDRETTI WASN'T the only flyer Friday he was just the fastest. Johnny Rutherford put his McLaren-Cosworth through the electric eye at 201.839 and rookie Rick Mears, one of Mario's two teammates, buzzed around at 201.703. "I think it's going to take 204 to win a breakdown of how much would go to individuals and how much to corporations under Mr. Carter's revised plan, but added that the administration seeks a "balanced program." The effect would be to reduce the federal budget deficit, a development that would have the effect of lessening inflationary pressures. Schultze acknowledged that the smaller tax cut would "marginally reduce" the projected growth rate for the U.S. economy. "We would be idiots not to take into account . . . different circumstances," he said. Schultze said smaller cuts taking ef (P Pholo) ADVISER CHARLES SCHULTZE "Carter Bowed To Congress' Will" loaned to us by the manufacturers, before hospitals can get it," he said. "We have two cardiac monitoring units here, two out in the first-aid stations and one in a van we keep hidden away so no one will use it until we need it. EVEN WITH ALL the sophisticated gear, the hospital's main function is "stabilize and transfer or release," according to Nurse Chief Webb. So the Speedway physicians keep their 19 ambulances and sometimes three helicopters busy taking patients to Methodist Hospital, the mam back up for "500" events. In a "quiet" year the last two have been qualified for that title, Miss Webb said perhaps a dozen coronaries will keep the hospital jumping "The year the scaffold collapsed, 1960, was Dr. Hanna's first." recalled Miss Webb, a 25-year track veteran herself. "We were operating with six beds and a tent for recovery. "THE CALL CAME in to expect two or three patients. Then we heard (the See MEDICAL Page I Paul, Rosa, Sergio, Tar a, Vicente and Willa. NOAA administrator Richard Frank said a committee of the WMO has accepted an American proposal to use both male and female names for Atlantic hurricanes starting in 1979, but he said the proposal still has to be approved by Region 4 of the International organization. This year's Atlantic hurricanes, and hurricanes in the central and western Pacific, will use female names. The first five Atlantic storms this year will be named Amelia, Bess, Cora, Debra and Ella. NOAA said the naming of great storms extends back to the early 1800s. Australians were naming tropical storms after women in the late 1800s. In 'M. American agencies decided to the pole," said Rutherford, shortly before Andretti's run. . The newest member of the 200 Club was four-time Indy victor A.J. Foyt. Super Tex, looking terribly strong down the straightaways, got 200.356 out of his Coyote-Foyt and told his crew "there was more" left in her. ONGAIS DIDN'T run the A team Par-nelli-Cosworth because it was waiting on a new engine from California. But he had his backup Interscope Special up to 197.901 before losing power. Al Unser, still sorting out the bugs in Jim Hall's second Lola (the first was wiped out at Texas last month), moved up to 198.194. Johnny Parsons, in his first Indy drive for Lindsey Hopkins, took over the lead in the 4-cy Under race by whipping his Lightning-Offy around at 197.933 for the seventh-quickest lap of the month. Roger Penske, who has a chance to become the first owner to ever have his fect at a later date should reduce the budget deficit for the 1979 fiscal year to a total "in the range of $53 billion." The President's budget plan, now being revised in Congress, had projected a deficit of $58 billion. HE SAID THAT even with smaller tax cuts, the overall outlook for economic growth this year still should be in the 4-4.5 percent range. Schultze said the administration expects to reach its overall target of reducing unemployment to near 6 percent, a level achieved in April. Meanwhile, following Mr. Carter's latest tax strategy, Senate-House Utility Chief Eschews Power Allocation Plan As Inefficient, Costly It would be "both tragic and absurd" if the longest coal strike in U.S. history were used as a ploy to push for a national system of power allocation that has been proven inefficient, a utility official said Friday. A statement by Zane G. Todd, chairman of Indianapolis Power & Light Co., asked the public to reserve judgment on allegations of excessive pricing of power shipped between companies during last winter's energy crisis. An investigation of the allegations must and will be completed, he said. "BUT THOSE who made the charges have indicated a strange motive behind their contentions," Todd added. "The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has used this development to advocate the establishment of a national grid system for the transmission and allocation of power." Todd said that an investigation of the $100-million "abuse" claimed in Washington "would shrink into insignificance" when compared with the economic inefficiencies of a national grid system. This system would mean a forced transfer of power among utilities which could result, for example, in an Indiana utility having to supply New York City without regard to costs or needs of local customers. ANY TIME THE national grid has been studied seriously, no economic justification has been found, Todd said. He added that IPALCO officials, to the best of their knowledge, feel the utility was not overcharged for the power it was required to buy from other utilities. Premium prices for purchased power were unavoidable, however, because some involved high generation costs such as that produced by oil-fired processes. Transmission costs that were applied were based on rates approved by the Department of Energy. PUBLIC SERVICE Indiana also said that while substantial amounts of power from out-of-state utilities were purchased during the coal emergency, no case is known where more was charged than identify tropical storms by the phonetic alphabet such as Able, Baker, Charlie. But in 1952 a new international alphabet was introduced, causing different organizations to use different names for the same storms. SO IN 1(53, U.Sagencies decided to use female names and the practice has continued. Proposed names for Atlantic hurricanes in 1979 are Ana, Bob, Claudette, David, Elena, Frederic, Gloria. Henri, Isabel, Juan, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicolas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor and Wanda. Names of eastern Pacific hurricanes in 1979 will be Andres, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Enrique, Fefa, Guillermo, Hilda, Ignacio, Jimena, Kevin, Linda, Marty, Nora, OUf, Pauline, Rick, Sandra, Terry, Vivian ffi Waldo. Order Of The Day ( a.m. Gates Open. 9-10:30 a.m. Practice. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Qualifying. cars compose the front row, doesn't think that will happen but he believes people might be forgetting the guy who wears No. 1. "SNEVA HASN'T been over 200 because he's only been running 72 inches (you get 80 to qualify) of boost," said Penske. "But don't count him out. He's run 198 with those 72 inches and he's going through the corners as fast as anyone. "It would be nice to have the front row, but I'm just hoping to get all three of them in the first two." There were some noticeable speed gains from some of the 4-cylinder troops. Rookie Tom Bagley and Spike Geh- See MARIO Page 6 negotiators agreed Friday on a tentative revenue plan making room in the fiscal 1979 budget for tax cuts of $15 billion, generally effective next Jan. 1, meaning they would be worth $19.4 billion for the full calendar 1979. It also would extend $8.3 billion of tax cuts due to expire Dec. 31. However, these negotiators deadlocked over defense spending, among other major issues, and adjourned for the weekend. Schultze said Mr. Carter had discussed the inflation problem with G. William Miller, the recently installed chairman of See TAX Page 6 that determined under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rates. PSI President Hugh A. Barker added: "Should a review of facts indicate that PSI had been overcharged ... we would completely pass on any resulting adjustments to our customers." Todd said, "The public is entitled to an accountability on how power resources are used and priced. But broadside charges attempting to make the whole of the electric utility industry suspect are reprehensible . . . especially if they give credibility to those who would tinker with the public's reliance on energy and build in wastes bearing even greater price tags" Crude Oil Price Forecast At $20 A Barrel In '83 Tokyo (UPI) Venezuelan Finance Minister Dr. Jose Luis Silva Luongo predicted Friday the price of crude oil will jump to $20 a barrel in the next five years. The current price of crude oil is $12 70 a barrel and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is expected to keep the price at that level at least for the rest of this year. The finance minister said demand for oil will continue as long as a country like the United States consumes such great quantities. "THERE IS A possibility of the crude oil price sharply going up to $20 per barrel in the next five years," Silva said. Silva said Venezuela wanted to raise the oil price last year and use increased revenues to assist developing countries with no oil resources but the proposal was rejected by OPEC. He said Venezuela is trying to reduce its dependence on oil, but acknowledged that petroleum revenues constitute a "major pillar" in his country's income. Silva said Venezuela suffered a $79-million deficit in its international balance of payments in 1977 and the deficit situation would continue for the next two or three years. "WE ARE NOT worried about this See OIL Page 6 . HAD tutu! u tfr -. j

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