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A2-Palm Beach Kost-Times, Saturday, January 1, 1977 Spill Blamed on Human Error lor Soturdaw Sno River and from a tanker explosion in Los Angeles. Coleman put blame on the ship's captain, George Papadopoulos. "Knowing the navigational tools he had aboard, I certainly feel.. .it was human error rather than any failure on the part of the Coast Guard," Coleman said. The massive oil spill now spreads about 120 miles from the site of the grounded and broken tanker, but Coleman said he does not think the slick will head ashore. The Argo Merchant was one of four Liberian registry tankers involved in oil spills and groundings in the last two weeks. The others were the Olympic Games which spilled 133,500 gallons of oil on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania; the Oswego-Peace which lost 2,000 gallons into the Thames River in Connecticut; and the Daphne, a 31,000-ton tanker which had been stuck on a sandbank for 33 hours in Guauanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. In Philadelphia, the Olympic Games was moved yesterday to a new anchorage in the Delaware River where she spilled 133,000 gallons of oil earlier this week. The Coast Guard said the Olympic Games was given a going over by the American Bureau of Shipping and representatives of the Coast Guard Merchant Marine Inspection Office in Philadelphia before moving from her berth at the British Petroleum dock in Marcus Hook, Pa., south of Philadelphia. All the oil around the ship was cleaned up by Thursday night and the oil containment boom was removed, according to Coast Guard Lt. Rick Williams. Williams said, however, oil cleanup along the shores of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware is continuing and it may take about 10 days to finish. In Connecticut, officials said 60 per cent of 2,000 gallons of fuel oil from the Oswego-Peace already has been cleaned up from the Thames River, but bad weather hampered the effort. Most of the oil contained by styrofoam booms near the tied-up ship had been removed but about 3,600 feet of the exclusive resort beach at Eastern Point in Groton was fouled by thick globs of oil. By United Press International Transportation Secretary William Coleman flew over the wreckage of the Liberian oil tanker Argo Merchant yesterday and said later he did not believe the tanker was deliberately grounded. He blamed "human error" by the ship's captain and crew for the accident. Later yesterday, the Coast Guard bombarded the bow of Argo Merchant with cannon fire for a half-hour to sink it and prevent it from becoming a hazard to navigation. Coast Guard spokesmen said the bow, which had become partially buoyant after the loss of oil, probably would take about 12 hours to sink. Coleman took an inspection flight over Nantucket Shoals where the tanker grounded Dec. 15 and eventually split in two spilling 7.6 million gallons of heavy industrial oil into the Atlantic, and then held a news conference at Otis Air Force Base. He announced establishment of a special task force, with his general counsel, Donald Bliss, as chairman, to make a comprehensive review of marine safety regulations in the light of the recent incidents in oil pollution off Nantucket Island, Puerto Rico, along the Delaware Flume. IXXXXI loin 0 Showtft Stotionorv Occluded NATIONAL WUIHEP. SI VICE NOAA US Dol ol Commerce Brutal Cold Grips North Goldwater Discussed During Trial "It was miserably cold . . . Temperature readings below zero were nearly as common as ice cream cones at a picnic on the Fourth of July." The brutal cold spread from the northern Great Plains across the mid and upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes and into the northern Appalachians and New England. Cold also sliced deep into the Southland. Cold records shattered like frozen icicles 11 below at Cleveland, 15 below at Lansing, r By United Prtsi International Brian Lenneweh knew it was cold in Des Moines yesterday when he slammed shut the front door of his car and heard the rear window "shatter into a million pieces." That's what they call "brittle cold" in Iowa. The temperature was 11 below zero at the time. At Bemidji, Minn., where it was 30 below, Marty Karger shrugged off the weather. "We're used to the cold," he said. "My father-in-law in California can't believe we drive cars on the lakes." The National Weather Service took a reading on the last day of the year through much of the nation's eastern half and reported, Zone Forecast raise chickens or hogs or are seeking employment in the mobile home factories dominant in the area. Illegitimate Births Mich., 18 below at Houghton ftATTlTOflAIL NEW Lake, Mich. That was mud compared to the 39 below at Brainerd, Minn., and the record-breaking 34 below at St. Cloud, Minn. Tides PALM BEACH INLET High 5:20 a.m. 5:18 p.m. Low 11:35 a.m. 11:48 p.m. PALM BEACH OCEAN High 4:59 a.m. 4:57 p.m. Low 11:05 a.m. 11:18 18 Dm JUPITER INLET High 6:11 a.m. 6:09 p.m. Reach Record High WASHINGTON - A record 14.2 per cent of all births in the United States during 1975 were illegitimate, the National Center for Health Statistics said yesterday. During the same year, total U.S. birth and fertility rates fell to unprecedented lows, new figures from the center showed. The declining birth rate pointed toward a possible zero population growth in the next century. Already, figures showed, the average woman of childbearing age can expect to have just 1.8 children during her lifetime compared to 3.6 at 1960 rates. Based on information from birth certificates in the District of Columbia and the 38 states that record such information, the center estimated 447,900 illegitimate births among the total 3,144,198 registered live births in the United States in 1975, a 7 per cent increase over 1974. Figures for 1976 were not available. low a.m. n si p.m. BOYNTON INLET High 5:09 a m. 5:07 p.m. Low 11:21 a m. 11:34 p m. ST. LUCIE INLET High 5:00 a.m. 4:58 p.m. Low 11:02 a.m. 11:15 p.m HILLSBORO INLET High 5:33 a m. 5:31 p.m. Low 11 :59 a.m. p.m. SEBASTIAN INLET High 4.57 a.m. 4:55 p.m. Low 10:52 a m 11:05 p.m. FORT PIERCE INLET High 5:06 a.m. 5:04 p.m. Low 11:05 a.m. 11:18 p.m. Rise 2:44 p.m. Rise 7:09 a.m. SUN Set 3:54 a m. Set 5:39 p.m. shipments of salt destined for icy, mountain roads in West Virginia. Hugh Bosely, city manager of Charleston, W. Va., said the city will be out of salt for its streets after just one more snowfall. About two inches of snow blanketed the city yesterday and the National Weather Service said more snow was likely today. A major dam on the river near Paducah, Ky., was damaged last Monday when a barge slammed into the lock gate. Don Burkhart, a lockman at Dam 51 near Golconda, 111., said 12 tow-boats, each pushing at least 10 barges, were blocked at the dam, unable to pass either up or down the river. One of the waiting tows includes barges carrying salt for West Virginia highways, he said. Regulation Puts Amish Out of Milk Business SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. - Hundreds of Amish dairy farmers, unwilling to compromise their religious beliefs, are being forced out of business by a state regulation requiring them to cool their milk by modern means. The regulation, going into effect March 1, requires that warm, fresh milk be cooled to 50 degrees Fahrenheit within two hours after it leaves the cow, a process that can only be accomplished by refrigeration. The rapid cooling is intended to prevent growth of bacteria. But the Amish, who traditionally have cooled their milk with cold water or ice, are forbidden by their religion to use electricity, the source of power for most milk cooling systems. The old method with cold water or ice can only cool milk to 70 degrees within two hours. As a result, many Amish are having to sell their herds of dairy cows and many are either planning to Extended Outlook Considerable cloudiness through Sunday with a 50 per cent chance ol showers. Low In the 40s. High in the upper 60s. Area Data tary confinement on Death Row while lawyers prepared to question him in a $1 million civil lawsuit filed by the family of one of his victims. Lawyer William Stegall Jr. said yesterday he and other attorneys representing the wife and daughter of slain service station attendant Max Jensen would interrogate Gil-more next Wednesday at Utah State Prison. Stegall said 3rd District Court Judge Marcellus Snow signed an order permitting him to question the slayer in preparation for the suit which won't come to trial until "long after Gilmore is executed, if he is executed." Gilmore has admitted shooting Jensen and Provo, Utah, motel clerk Bennie Bushnell on successive nights last July. But he was tried and sentenced to death only for the slaying of Bushnell. Charges in the Jensen killing are still pending against him. New Jobs Proposal Wins Praise in House WASHINGTON - A proposal by the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to stimulate new jobs through industrial tax breaks rather than grant broad tax cuts won praise yesterday from Rep. John B. Anderson (R-IU.) a high-ranking House Republican. Ways and Means Chairman Al Ull-man, a Democrat, announced Thursday he intends to press for the $5 $10 billion employment tax incentive program when the new Congress reconvenes next week. Under the Ullman plan, the government would reimburse employers for a portion of the wages paid to new workers. House Democratic -leader Jim Wright also proposed Thursday that the government give state and local governments at least $2 billion more for public works projects to create jobs. Broken River Locks Delay Highway Salt LOUISVILLE - The blockage of barge traffic on the Ohio River by a wrecked set of locks is delaying 13 14 IS It 17 - Slowly diminishing cloudiness and turning colder today. Sunday partly cloudy and continued rather cold Lows tonight In the upper 30s to low 40s. Highs today and Sunday around 60. Winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 m.p.h. It 19 50 11 Considerable cloudiness through Sunday turning cooler today and continued cool Sunday. Lows tonight mostly in the 40s. Highs today In the upper 60s and Sunday around 70. Northerly winds around 15 m.p.n. i lonsioeraoie ciouoinete inrougn ACRE HOMESITES IN THE PINES Li v in a planned private estate community located northeast of Mayacoo Lokes Country Club and almost immediately east of the Irealrers West Golf Course, live dose to nature in a setting of pines, and yet only minutes from downtown West Palm Beach. All lots are a minimum of one acre and hove plenty of space for improvements such as: swimming pools, tennis, croquet, gardens, and badminton courts. Deed restrictions have been established so lots cannot be subdivided. Paved roads ha've been installed and all electric and telephone lines are underground. Its roads ore private to assure the security of residents. tonlaht In the 50s. Hlohs today and Sunday mainly In the low 70s. Northerly winds Temperature recorded tor 24 hours at 7 p.m. yesterday at Palm Beach International Airport: high 79; low 62 Barometer: 29.90 Humidity: high 97; low 69 per cent Wind: high 17 m.p h. Prevailing wind direction: South Southwest Rain last 24 hours: .01 Inches To date this month: 3 04 inches To date this year: 55 30 inches Normal for year to date: 62.06 inches Marine Forecast Seas: 5 to I feet A small craft advisory Is In effect Inland coastal waters: choppy to rough around 15 m.p.n. From Post Wire Services TUCSON, Ariz. - Three congressmen who may testify or be discussed at the trial of John Adamson, charged with murdering reporter Don Bolles, were a focal point yes-terdayof-Ji-judg&'sH5uestioning-of -potential jurors. At the insistence of defense attorney William Friedl, Superior Court Judge Ben Birdsall recalled a woman panelist after her initial questioning and asked her further about reports she said she had heard about land fraud and Sen. Barry Goldwater. The woman, a sales clerk, mother and wife of a truck driver, said she was convinced Goldwater had vindicated himself by saying he had no connection with such ventures. Birdsall accepted her as a prospective juror for a panel of 37 from whom a jury of 12 and five alternates will be chosen. In his questioning, Birdsall also discussed two outgoing Arizona Republican members of the House of Representatives, John Conlan and Sam Steiger, who were on a list, studied by panelists, of possible witnesses and persons who may be brought up at the trial. Saudi-American Trade Doubles in Past Year JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - American trade and contracts with Saudi Arabia have nearly doubled in the past year, a U.S. Embassy official said yesterday. He confirmed a Saudi report, however, that this oil-rich kingdom's trade with other countries was growing faster than with the United States. The official made the statements in commenting on a recent trade report by the English language newspaper Saudi Gazette. It claimed that U.S. companies had lost billions of dollars to European and Asian competitors in 1976 and were expected to lose even more in 1977. The embassy official told The Associated Press that U.S. trade with Saudi Arabia tripled since 1974 and "American firms are handling an estimated $17 billion in contracts and services this year." Gilmore To Be Quizzed In $1 Million Suit SALT LAKE CITY - Gary Gil-more, scheduled to be shot in 17 days, spent New Year's Eve in soli-Palm Beach Post-Times P.O. Drawer T West Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 Telephone 833 741 1 SUBSCRIPTION RATES (BY CARRIER) Daily 5 da. & Post Sunday Times Post- Daily & Sat. Times Sunday 1 week $.70 $.30 $100 6 mo 18 20 7 80 26 00 I year 36 40 1 5 60 52.00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES (BY MAIL) Payable in Advance 1 Year $35.20 $1560 $52 80 6 months 18 60 9.30 26 90 3 months 10.30 5.65 13 95 1 month 3.95 2 00 5.90 Published Saturday and Sunday by Palm Beach Newspapers Inc., at 2751 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Fla Entered as second class mail at West Palm Beach. 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