The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 12, 1976 · Page 18
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HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGK 19 December 12, 1978 Alaskan Pipeline Hearing Test Step By MARTIN HEERWALD United Press International in a ditch carved by explosives through solid rock, a work crew lowered an 80-foot section of 48-inch steel pipe into snug position near the summit of Thompson Pass about 20 miles northeast of Valdez, Alaska. It was the last of more than 52,000 pipe segments that make up the nearly 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline which—at an estimated cost of $7.7 billion—is the greatest single construction project ever undertaken by private enterprise. .But the placement of that final piece of pipe last week doesn't mean Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., the consortium of oil companies financing the project, is ready to begin immediately reducing the United States' dependancy on Arab oil. A lot of welds must be made before all the pieces become one continuous system of pipeline and pumping stations delivering the black crude of Alaska's North Slope from the tundra-covered fields of Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean to the huge storage tanks at the ice-free port of Valdez. The next step will be to water-test 160 miles of the line near the North Slope area. An Alyeska spokesman says all welds will be completed next spring. Oil is scheduled to begin flowing in the latter half of next summer, first at about 600,000 barrels per day and then increasing over the next few months to 1.2 million barrels daily. When the project was first proposed several years ago, it carried a modest price tag of just under $1 billion. A series of environmental battles and inflation steadily drove the cost up until it neared the $8 billion level. Despite the additional costs that went into the planning and construction for environmental considerations, Alyeska officials have conceded that the end result will be a far better pipeline than appeared on the original blueprints. Getting the oil from beneath the frozen surface of Alaska's northern extremeties, into the pipeline and aboard tankers at Valdez is well within sight. But determining just where the tankers will unload the black gold and how it will be transported to inland markets from the West Coast are matters still fraught with controversy and more environmental impact studies. Questions have been raised as to the ability of big tankers to navigate safely through the Valdez Narrows or through inland waters to refineries in Washington state. A study commissioned by the state of Alaska is reported to indicate that weather conditions in the Valdez Narrows sometimes will make navigation unsafe for large tankers. Locating Health Maladies t Is Experts' Biggest Task WASHINGTON (UPI) — One problem awaiting Jimmy Carter's health experts is how to locate and treat millions of poor children with rotting teeth, faulty eyesight and bad hearing. Rep. John Moss, D-Calif., reported last week that only 3 million of an estimated 13 million eligible children have been examined for health problems under the 1967 Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment program. Nearly half the children from poor families who were examined were found to need medical treatment, of some k,ijjd, according to Moss' House subcommittee. on oversight and investigations. It 'has criticized the Department of Health, Education and Welfare for not forcing states to'! provide the required ser- vi^es. That criticism was seconded by the privately-funded Southern Regional Council, which charged that poor-children in 1 the South are often denied medical care because of "bureaucratic and political resistance." But Moss said the problems are national and then program should be scuttled if it isn't put into full operation soon. Among the maladies needing treatment, Moss' subcommittee said, were poor hearing and sight, tooth decay, mental retardation and learning disability, and iron deficiency anemia. The Southern Regional Council president, Patricia Derian, is a' member of the president-elect's transition team for HEW, which is responsible for federal administration of the $18 billion a year Medicaid program. Respondig to the criticism, HEW said the early treatment program "is now of the highest priority in HEW, and it has been gaining momentum rapidly, to the benefit of millions of needy children." HEW said Medicaid expects to examine 2.5 million children in fiscal year 1977 at a shared federal-state cost of $250 million. The program last year screened 1.7 million children. The 1967 law requires states to provide routine health examinations and treatment to needy children up to age 21. It was aimed at spotting medical needs early at limited public expense to keep them from developing into disabling conditions that could force the victims onto relief rolls. But the states lagged on screening, saying they lacked the money to do the job properly, and HEW-lagged on enforcement. Separatists Raid Madrid, Abduct Spanish Official 'MADRID, Spain (UPI) — Suspected Basque separatists Saturday kidnaped the President of Spain's Council of State —the fourth-ranking government official—in a lightning raid in downtown Madrid only four days before the national referendum on democratic reforms. • .The abduction of Antonio Maria de Oriol Urquijo, 63, an ar.ch-conservative and scion of one of Spain's wealthiest and most powerful families, was Carried out so quietly and quipkly his bodyguards in an adjoining room did not even hear it. 'Oriol was snatched from his downtown office near the Prado Art Museum by at least four men carrying submachine guns. They ordered his son and secretary to lay down on the floor and rushed the politician to a waiting car. . As the president of the Council of State, a Franco-era body advising the Prime Minister, Oriol is the No. four man in teh Spanish state hierarchy, ranking only ; behind King Juaji Carlos, ^Premier Adolfo Suarez and '.the speaker of parliment. >• Premier Suarez learned of the kidnaping while visiting witfi the king. He immediately called a meeting of members of his cabinet. Interior , minister Rodblfo Martin Villa broke off a visit to Northwest .'Spain. ;. Political sources said the 1 wealth and power of the Oriol [-family in Spain could be L compared to that of the ; Rockefellers in the United ^States. They control vast { banking, utility and industrial j-, interests. t Sources close to the Oriol r family said the victim had [ been receiving threats from ; "Basque Homeland and < Liberty"(ETA), a left-wing ; .guerrilla organization fighting for the secession of the northern Spanish Basque region. Basque sources said they expected the kidnapers to demand a ransom of several million dollars and the release of all Basque political prisoners. There was no confirmation that the abductors have demanded this or will do it. The four gunmen went to Oriol's office and asked to see him "on behalf of the priest of Las Rosas." When Oriol came out to receive them, they pulled submachine guns. A priest and a doorman saw the abductors load Oriol into a white auto. They did not immediately realize what was going on and asked the pale kidnap victim whether he was feeling ill. They were then forced.back by the kidnapers, who drove off in the car. . Nation's School Crime Rate High WASHINGTON (UPI) — Half of the elementary and high schools surveyed in a nationwide study had at least one school-related crime apiece during a recent five- month period, the U.S. Office of Education said Saturday. v Leading the list of 11 crimes against person and property at the 8,000 schools surveyea were burglary, personal theft and drug abuse, in that order. •Congress asked for the study to determine the frequency and seriousness of crime in the schools. It is the nation's first sample survey of school crime. The National Center for Education Statistics—part of the Office of Education—has completed its portion of the study, but the findings must be correlated with research by the National Institute of Education before the report goes to Congress in August. The NCES survey of 8,000 schools in 4,000 school systems, including non-public schools, found that 49.13 per cent of them reported one or more offenses to police between Sept. l, 1974, and Jan. 31, 1975. Nearly 73 per cent of all junior and secondary schools reported at least one suspected crime to police during that period. Florida had the highest percentage of schools—77.9— reporting one or more offenses, with the District of Columbia close behind at 74.8. The smallest percentage was North Dakota's 25.2. An estimated rate of 6.8 offenses per 1,000 enrolled pupils nationwide was reported to police during the period. The study showed that slightly over 20 per cent of the metropolitan area' high schools surveyed reported bomb threats or use of explosive devices. Government statisticians said they were uncertain of the accuracy or meaning of any of the initial survey results. They made them available to UPI under the Freedom of Information Act. "It is our professional judgment that utilization of the data is premature because it may not stand up 1 ," said Marie Eldridge, administrator of the National Center for Education Statistics. However, statistician Roy Nehrt said the estimates "tend to understate the seriousness of the situation since they relate only to offenses reported to police." IWIfJC*^^^ fiERE! SUNDAY 1 TO 5 P.M. -EVENINGS TIL 8:30 Prle«§ Good Thro D»e«mb«f Uth 1017 East 13th Hoys, Kansas PhoiM 625-7316 $169,95 Sal* DRILL PRESS By Jet $ 14*195 — MATCHING TOY CHEST AND ROCKING CHAIR REIDER "BLUE JEANS" TOY CHEST ill. th» youlhlol r.d, whll. cind btu. companion pl.c. lo llu. J»«n« Hock". Durabl. wood lrnm«. Pndd.d lop with Vld-ptool tolMr lid lupport. TU1HILL12 VOLT PUMP PSI, 13.79 MODEL 1210 Regular $163.49 • ?*" ; i •'•• REIDER "BLUE JEANS" ROCKER ItO. A quoin! pl.c. In lino with Ih. llm.i. Blu. d.nlm and r.d |ln«hom laltalUn vinyl. Wolnul llnlih from* with comlortoblo no-inoj iprlng toniHucllon. 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