El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas on February 22, 1975 · Page 8
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Saturday, February 22, 1975
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—-Section A—Page Eight EL PASO HERALD-POST, Saturday. February 22.1_975 —_ End Seen to Price Fixing Laws Htrvestw a! . 1 J" 0 * 6 ™ and services branches in the U.S. with a week-long open house at 1341 Lomiland in El *"<>• Top company officials win b« on hand for tte « r »n«l opening Tuesday of the million dollar faculty. Top School IH Truck Division Officials Sentenced CORPUS CHRIST1 (UPI) Two Duval County school superintendents were sentenced to one year prison terms yesterday for tax evasion and fined a total of $17,500. Former Superintendent Bryan D. Taylor, San Diego, Tex., was fined $10,000. Freer High School Superintendent Eunnicc D. Powell was fined $7.500. TAYLOR PLEADED guilty Jan. 13 .to a charge of attempting to evade $12,302 in taxes in 1968. Powell also pleaded guilty Jan. 13 to attempted evasion of his 1966 income taxes which amounted to $4,783. Both were indicted in June, 1973. Also sentenced yesterday in Duval County was George Parr, a county politician known as the "Duke of Duval." Parr was convicted in March, 1974, of tax law violations. He was sentenced to a five-year prison term and a $14,000 fine. The conviction is being appealed. Five additional tax violations against Taylor were dismissed, along with four counts against Powell, by request of assistant U.S. Attorney George Kelt. The two will remain free on cash bonds until a scheduled March 22 surrender to U.S. Marshalls. To Open E.P. Branch Keith P. Maxurek, president of International Harvester's Truck Division, will be host Tuesday at 5:30 when the company marks the grand opening of its new million dollar sales and service facility at!341Lomaland. The grand opening will bo followed by a week-long open house at the new 28,000 square foot facility located on five acres just north ofl-io. THE NEW BRANCH replaces the operation at 410 South Cotton and includes the latest design in showroom sales center and work area. The interior of the building design in showroom, sales center and work area. The interior of the building uses the "open, landscaped" approach to create a center and work area. The interior of the building uses the "open, landscaped" approach to create a circular sales area. Adjoining this is the showroom and the 8,000 square foot parts display area. Some 23 trucks can be handled at once in the service area, according to Royse W. Brown, manager. The service area is 16,000 square feet and features the most modern tools and equipment available. Brown added. The IH branch employes 53 people. In addition to Brown. other local officials include Jim Spurr, business coordinator; Carlos Rosencrans, service manager, and Eli Martinez, parts manager. Hijackers Take Brazilian Jet RIO DE JANEIRO <UPD — A Brazilian Boeing 737 passenger jetliner was hijacked on a domestic flight today and flown to the national capital of Brasilia, where it was surrounded by soldiers, the company and police reported. The airline, Viacao Aerea Sao Paulo (VASP), said flight 224 with an unknown number of passengers aboard was seized and diverted on a flight from Goiania and Cuiaba, two cities in central Brazil. A VASP spokesman said he did not know who had hijacked the plane and for what reasons. The plane landed at around noon in Brasilia and was immediately surrounded by heavily-armed troops, witnesses said. The Brazilian air force sealed the air field and diverted all other flights. Electrical Mishap Kills El Paso Man Lionel Gene Forti, 36, 4300 Broaddus avenue, was killed by electrocution when the boom of a truck he was operating came in contact with overhead electrical wires late yesterday. An employe of Featherlite Building Products, Forti was delivering a load of cindcrblock to an address at 9121 W.H. Burges drive. As he started to unload the brick, the unloading boom struck three wires over a driveway at the location. A coworker summoned help, but by the time firemen and police arrived the victim was lifeless, and was pronounced dead on arrival at Eastwood Hospital. An autopsy was ordered. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Iscla Forti, and a sister, Mrs. Joe Loera, El Paso. Motorist Injured In One-Car Mishap Mrs. Cresencia Vasquez. 40, 7726 Hcrmosillo drive, was severely injured early today when her car missed a curve of Hunter road at Hacienda drive and struck a rock wall. Richard Hernandez. 17, 8405 Mt. Latona drive, was hurt late yesterday when his car missed a turn at North Loop drive and Zaragosa road and hit a utility pole. Also injured in accidents were D. N. A. Sylva, 19, 436 Huerta avenue; T. G. Flannagan. 40, 3221 Kilkenny avenue; Mrs. Donna Smith, 44, 3401 Frankfort avenue: and L. A. Barajas, 29,424 Alicia drive. DO YOU KNOW? ... The Salt Cathedral of Zipa- quira, Colombia. 32 miles north of Bogota, is an actual church carved with Gothic arches 1,300 feet underground in a slat mine. Charges Against Officer Dropped Conspiracy, theft and forgery charges against former El Paso police officer Harry William (Bill) Risley were dropped on a motion by the U.S. Attorney signed by U.S. District Judge John H. Wood Jr. Risley, who in the mid-1960s exposed police undercover tactics in El Paso, was originally arrested on a complaint in late December, 1972. He was not indicted by the Federal Grand Jury until September, 1973, on the charge stemming from a 1970 Secret Service charge that Risley forged a U.S. Treasury check in Okinawaw, where Risley was employed. Takes Denver Job T. E. Baer, formerly District Fire chief at the El Paso Station No. 17, on Pcrshing drive, has assumed his new duties as deputy chief In Boulder City, Nev. Baer retired after 35 years with the El Paso Fire Department. Gate Schedule Given All gales will remain open during daylight hours at Fort Bliss with the exception of those closed as a result of con? struction. Certain gates are now closed during hours of darkness and will remain so. The gate station established on Forrest road is another step in the implementation of a phased traffic control and security program announced last month at Fort Bliss. The Forrest road site was selected for the first of the several gate stations i ogrammprl to be established due to North-South freeway construction which will require the closing of a section of Sheridan road and the resulting need for additional traffic control and direction in that area. The other gate stations scheduled to be established will be at entries to Fort Bliss at Robert E. Lee, Marshall, and Pershing roads. Airline Will Centralize Reservation Office System El Paso reservations for American Airline flights will soon be routed through Dallas in a centralizing of the airline's reservation system into four offices from the present 11. The centralization will be accomplished over a two-year period beginning with the Cincinnati center in the first quarter of 1976. The other three new centers will be New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Los Angeles. The latter three will be operational by the early part of 1977, according to Robert L. Crandall, American's senior vice president for marketing. The Dallas-Fort Worth center which now covers Houston, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, and Tulsa, will add El Paso. Each local area served by American will continue to have its own locally-listed telephone number. Calls will be relayed to the appropriate regional center at no additional expense to the customer. By ANN McFEATTERS StTipps-Ilouarct staff \vhter WASHINGTON — Congress appears likely to kill Depression-era fair trade laws that force consumers in some states to pay an average of 19 per cent more than consumers elsewhere for some goods. The national cost to .consumer is S2.1 billion. Fair trade laws permit manufacturers to contract with retailers to fix prices of their products. In 13 states, if one retailer signs, the contract applies to all retailers. When enforced, this eliminates price compeition. OF THE 46 states that passed fair trade laws, 11 have repealed them, but there is no major move to do so among the 25 .that still have them. Stales without fair trade laws are Alabama, Alaska. Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming, plus the District of Columbia. Such laws were authorized by, Congress in the 1930s as an exemption to the Sherman antitrust act because prices were sinking so low that profits disappeared and businesses were failing. Supporters say the laws still work to keep small retailers from being undercut by larger ones. But critics argue the laws are outdated and anticompetitive. A Justice Department survey of 119 consumer items indicated consumers in fair trade states were paying an average of 19 per cent more for those goods than in other areas. FAIR TRADE items mainly include liquor, drugs, automotive parts, books, sheet A Scrlpps-Howard Special Report music, clothing, electrical appliances, home furnishing, housewares, hardware, paint, jewelry, watches, silverware, stationery, textiles, toys and sporting goods. Some examples compiled by the Consumer Federation of America and Senate investigators include: —A General Electric iron with a fair trade price of S15.95 sells for $12.75 in a non-fair trade state. —Johnson & Johnson baby powder with a fair trade price of 73 cents sells for 59 cents in a non-fair trade state. —A PARKER 51 pen sells for SIB.50 in a fair trade slate and S9.90 in a non-fair trade state. —Bayer aspirin sells for SI.-18 in a fair trade state and 99 cents in a non-fair trade state. The Senate has held hearings on a bill introduced by Sen. Edward W. Brooke, R-Mass., to repeal federal laws permitting states to have fair trade laws. Identical legislation has been introduced in the House at the request of the Ford Administration. ALBERT A REES. Director of the Council on Wage and Price Stability, said President Ford wants the laws repealed as soon as possible. Thomas E. Raupoer. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, said repeal would help the fight against inflation. Other countries such as Canada, Great Britain. France, Sweden and Denmark have repealed fair trade laws without problems, he said. LEWIS A. ENGMAN, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, said Fair trade laws must be abolished because they protect inefficient retailers, discourage new technology and keep prices inflated. The staff of the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly subcommittee has had a hard time finding opposition to repeal although they were told confidentially by several of the country's largest trade organizations that they hope repeal fails. An aide to Sen. Brooke said, "These groups told me they oppose our bill but were afraid to testify at our hearings for fear of being branded an- ticonsumcr." STORAGE JARS *2.88 NO-IRON SHEETS IN MOST WANTED CHECKS Super bold checked sheets look super on your bed' Easy care polyester cotton tor extra cnsoness and extra strength 1 Save loo Full Size Flat or Fined Sale. 3.77 Matching Pillowcases Pkg -if 2 .Sale. 2.<T. GRASS SEED LB. COMPARE AT $ 2" BULK SEED SO YOU CAN BUY ONLY WHAT YOU NEED. BOYS WESTERN CUT FLARES ASST. ' COLORS 6 to 18 Reg. and Slim 'YOUNG MISS' DENIM JEANS Reg. 4.44 Reg BIG ASSORTMENT OF STORAGE JARS Choose from many styles and shapes. All with light-lit covers, some with plastic seal tops. 5 lo 9 inches high. CREPE STITCH POLYESTER DOUBLE KNITS Reg. 2.99 yd. yd. AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC 5-10 CUPS (5 OZ.) PERCULATOR Only while they last Reg. 13.96 Limit 1 WOOD LOOK BRUSHES PI SAVE ON MEN'S Long Sleeve SWEATSHIRTS I Reg. 4.50 S-M-L-XL Save $1.53 DUAL PLASTIC DECANTER SET ONE GAL. SIZE AND >/ 2 GAL. SIZE Reg. 1.57 set Limit 1 Set Sizes 2 to 6x Reg. 2.99 Limit PLASTIC ICE CUBE TRAY 3 FOR LIMIT Reg. 3 for 88c WOMEN'S, GIRLS' ORLON KNEE HIGHS WOMEN'S SLIPPER Choose while, bone, black or brown in sizes 5-10. V \ Women's 9-11 Limit 4 12 TOO, Reg. .99 Limit I pr. 50 Ib. bag A MUST FOR YOUR GARDEN REG. 1.49 Limit 6 ; ^* Rag. 2.49 BOYS' 'WACKV IH T-SHIRTS Durable, colorful col- ton knits With screen- printed novelty em- btems. Sizes S-M-L-XL ANflCIN"* TABIETS BIG VALUE BOTTLE OF K» LIMIT 2 Reg. 1.19 TRANSLUCENT WINDOW SHADES Washable wipe- clean vmyl-coaled -cloth 'Sunchex'jr choice colors. We cut lo f.l' Reg. 1.88 Limit 6 Reg. -s 2 for 97c 249- pr*. BOYS' COTTON CREW SOCKS Smped collon top. rein'orced heels, toes Colors. 6-10. Limit 8 Reg. 54 C SAVE OVER 25% TERRY KITCHEN TOWELS Bright, dry Imtfree. Garden Center Special Grade 2 Bare Root Rose Bushes LIMIT 6 GRANT CITY 9801 GATEWAY WEST FREEWAY AT McRAE .A TWO ^ EASY *> WAYS TO "CHARGE IT" GOOD ONLY FEB. 23rd. Limit 3 FOR i «i». 3.W [A. ' BOLD STRIPED KNIT SHIRTS Easy-care cotton knit pull-overs in assorted stripes with 'sun' embroidery S-M-L-XL. OVER $1 OFF! PR. *t«. 7.«* TWILL OR OENIM 'WESTERN* FLA MES Easy-care cotton/polyester denims and twills with a really great fit. New colors. 29 lo 40

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