Independent from Long Beach, California on January 20, 1975 · Page 1
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Energy boss sees impact in April Gas-hike estimates top IQc a WASHINGTON (UPI) _ Energy Administrator Frank Zarb Sunday said President Ford's new energy proposals may ultimately drive the price of gasoline up higher than the 10 cents a gallon previously discussed by administration officials. Zarb said the 10-cent figure represents only the average impact on all types of refined petroleum products expected to result from the $3-per-barrel tariff increase Ford plans to impose on all imported crude oil. "The average price of petroleum products will go up 10 cents a gallon," Zarb said. "The average price of gasoline may go up somewhat more, .but mai means ...the products people need day-in and day-out and have little choice over, such as fuel oil, may (go up) a little less than. 10 cents a gallon." Zarb did not say how high the price of gasoline might climb. Interior Secretary Rogers Morton, in another interview Sunday, did not disagree when it was suggested the Ford plan might bring.a 14 or 15 per cent increase. Ford's proposal, which has met opposition in Congress, calls for crude oil tariffs to go up in $1 steps' on Feb. 1, March 1 and April .1. Zarb said the immediate eneci ot this increase piuu- ably would be "about 4 or 4% cents" per gallon. "By April we'll begin to feel the first impact," he predicted, saying it would take that long because existing petroleum stockpiles "are quite high" and refiners will have to wait until present stocks are sold before passing higher prices along to consumers. Zarb was interviewed on CBS-TV's "Face the Nation." He was harshly critical of energy policies followed during the Nixon administration and before. "For the first time, after 15 years of H U » v / ti willing to make some very hard decisions to change the course of a \iation that was headed entirely in the. wrong direction and was prepared without realizing to give up its own national security and its own place in the Free World," Zarb saiJ "He has put forward a very comprehensive program that will get us to where we need to be in 10 years?' (Turn to Back Pg., Col. 1) Thomas Hart Benton, Midwest artist, dies --Story on Page A-8 r"" " '? i , i f _* -. _ 1 . -= "· '~ · 38 Pages HE 5-1161 --Classified No. HE 2-5959 WEATHER _ ^^__ MK^^ ^^BBM M^^M Cooler today with some ^^^» · ^« ^^mWiwi f °g- H 'g h near 70 - Com - Jm§ fli i i HI Hi i P letc weather on Page C- Jl Y^UJ'XHISEi I f 2 LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1975 Volume 36--No. oo "' ' .^ : ,. ; ' Home Delivered Daily ond Sunday--$4.00 Per Month Poll says favors rationing NEW -YORK.-(UP!) -- A majority of Americans prefer nationwide'gasoline rationing to President Ford's plan of, imposing taxes to drive up prices at the pump, a Gajlup Poll published in Newsweek magazine indicated^Sunday. . , v Of 542 persons questioned last week, 55 percent said they favored rationing, while 32 per cent felt the President's tax plan was the best way to reduce the country's use of gasoline. The poll also revealed that if gasoline prices rise 10 cents a gallon, a figure the administration has considered, 49 per cent of the respondents believe it would cut down their driving. Forty-eight per cent said it would not. Turning to Ford's plan of giving a rebate on 1974 federal income taxes, 41 per cent of those polled said they would use the money .to pay bills and debts. Thirty per cent said it would be saved and 23'per cent said they would spend it. After release of the President's program, 44 per cent said they were more confident of the nation's economic future, 23 per cent said they were less so and 19 per cent were unchanged by the policies. Ford's new economic program was rated fair by 3!) per cent of those questioned, good by 26 per cent, poor by 11 per cent, very good by 10 per cent and excellent by 4 per cent. Arabs seize 7, free 2 at Paris airport I Terrorists fire at jetliner Suited for winter surf Wetsuit-clad surfers seeking relief from 80-degree temperatures in Seal Beach Sunday resemble a strange group of exotic marine life aboard their wax-slicked surfboards. The mercury climbed to 88 in Long Beach, making it the nation's hottest spot, weather forecasters said. They said the high in Long Beach today would PARIS (UPI) Two Arab guerrillas who holed up in a rest room at Orly Airfield with seven hostages a f t e r an abortive attack on an Israeli airliner today released two of the captives -- a sobbing mother and child. The mother and her daughter walked out of the guerrilla stronghold this morning 10 minutes after Egyptian Ambassador Nagiiib Abdel Hamid Kadry opened talks with the gunmen. They were wrapped in w a r m blankets and taken to a quiet place in an ambulance to rest. The guerrillas, who shot it out with police on the airport's observation deck during the attack on the Israeli jumbo jet, -began talks at 8 a.m. with the Egyptian diplomat. ALFRED MOUSSET, an I n t e r i o r M i n i s t r y s p o k e s m a n , said the ambassador agreed to negotiate with the Arab- speaking gunmen at the request of French Presi dent V a l e r y G i s c a r d d'Estaing, "The Egyptian ambassador has initiated negotiations with the two men," he said at the airport. PARIS POLICEMEN survey shattered windows at Orly airport Sunday after Israeli jetliner and holed up inside a terminal rest room with seven hostages. be 77 under sunny skies. -Staff Photo by TOM SHAW Mobil, oil union reach Torrance agreement . r4egotiators for Mobil the members for ratifica- Standard Oil Refinery in Oil Co. and the Oil, tion. That vote, according El Segundo. The oil Chemical and Atomic to A r m i n , could take company proposed a 12 Workers Union (OCAW) place next week. per cent pay raise Satur- reaehed tentative agree- If the contract is ap- day, but the union had, no ment late Saturday on a proved, Armin said, it immediate response, new contract affecting would also affect 5,000 more than 500 workers in Mobil employes across OCAW International Mobil's Torrance refin- the country. President A.F. Grospiron c ,.y The union also an- issued strike deadlines of Charles Armin, OCAW nounced a settlement with II a.m. Tuesday against district director said the Cities Service Oil Co. Marathon, Shell, Husky proposed pact calls for a covering more than 700 and Phillips oil compa- 75-cent-an-hour pay hike workers in five states. nies. Strikers also are retroactive to Jan. 8. Two The union still is strik- picketing Continental Oil more raises-- a 4 per cent ing a Union Oil refinery in Co. refineries in five hike on July 8, and an 8' Wilmington, Armin said, states, per cent raise on Jan. 8, Workers walked off their The union has reached 1976-- also were .included jobs at noon Friday after settlements with Gulf Oil . negotiations foundered on Co., and union members BARGAINERS also a company proposal to re- approved a settlement at agreed upon a 10th holi- duce its contribution to a the Texaco refinery in day for workers and an profit-sharing program by Wilmington. A ratification increase in the amount '£ per cent,, Armin said. vote is pending at the Mobil pays for employe Pension plans are the Arco plant in Carson, medical benefits, Armin main stumbling blocks in Armin said. sai(l . negotiations with Douglas Grospiron said the 'Tlie proposals must be Oil Co. in Paramount and union has now settled con- TMnroved by OCAW lead- Shell Oil, he said. tracts covering more than ersTn Colorado he said, OCAW members still h a l f of its 60,000 mem- hnfnm hninp submitted to are on strike against the bers. (Turn to Back Pg., Col. i) two armed Arab t Industry pollution above estimates Associated Press Power stations and industrial plants in the South Coast Air Basin are pouring out more nitrogen oxides, a component of smog, than local pollution authorities had estimated, according to a study prepared for the state Air Resources Board. The nitrogen oxides ( N O X ) output from nonautomotive sources may be 15 to 20 per cent higher than estimated, the study reported. And, as power plants change from natural gas to fuel oil, the study said, the NOX output is likely to increase another 16 per cent by 1980. The research report by KVB Engineering. Inc., of Tustin is a departure from previous contentions, made mainly by the Los Angeles Air Pollution Control District, that autos cause almost all smog in Southern California. Smog is believed to be caused by the mixture of unburned hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight. SMOG-CONTROL efforts have concentrated primarily on automobiles so far. But as NOX emissions from cars are more strictly controlled, the KVB report said, NOX pollution from stationary sources will become more important. After 22 weeks of field tests, the engineering firm concluded that industrial sources contributed 28 per cent of total NOX emissions in the air basin · during 1972-73. By 1979, said the report, stationary sources are likely to produce 50 per cent of total NOX emissions. erronsts attacked an _AP w^^to Chilians new constitution enshrines Mao's policies Bv JOSEPH LELYVELD congress as "the highest of the Red army." Chu is New York Times Service organ of state power" but nearly 89. III-IMC- vnMp PI,- e m p h a s i z e s t h a t it is The new constitution's ur u j o 4 -- u! na "under the leadership of stress on the Communist published Sunday night a the Communist Party ." Party ' s ro l e was echoed new state constitution that !n the tuture| , h for . last week by chang chun . enshrines the basic pre- c ign .ambassadors and chiao, a Shanghai leader cepts and policies of Mao neads of state _ includingi w h o was chosen to Tse-tung who was absent presumab | Vi p r c s j d e n t present the document to f r o m the meetings at Ford who is due to vjsjt the congress Cnangi who which it was finally ap- china later , his year _ will was i atcr named a deputy p , . , ., be ceremonially received premier, told the meeting As was expected, he b , hc cha - lrm ' an of lhc in a spcech released onl constitution abolishes the standing committee of the Sunday n i g h t t h a t the post ot neaci 01 state, congress Tnat posl was changes from the original winch has been left va- , g i v ° n last wcck ' , 0 chu const ! tution o[ 1954 ^ Tnl'n !"«?-. T C m Th 3 ' Teh, the old marshal who SXd SI Liu ^LX USCd l ° Callcd the " father TU TM to Back Pg., Col. 5) during the -Cultural Revolution more than six years . .' , '.. , '".':...-. -· , ......·..:.:.'". ...-S ago. THE functions of the INSIDE TtrnFDPWnrWT head of state are assigned ' TOID-A."Y'S/^X/tJrfi/Vi/ZiJVi to the National People's Congress, the legislative . MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN with histo- bodv hat adopted the con- _,, ,,· ,,_,,,!,:,,,, ^i^^v,«r ll " "«iw dilution on Friday at the r , of STM 1 TM^ alcoholism or drug conclusion of its first ses- = :j abuse most likely to become victim of sion in a 'jcade. The : : fire. Page A-7. document oescribes the · ! r.«immnr» . .....^ · RETIRED ADMIRAL ra c. (K no* 5,000 'teeth' discovered in dry lake bed BAKER (UPI) -- Some think the large, tootlv shaped objects standing upright in the dry lake bed here are from a flying saucer. Others arc convinced, they arc directional signs for airplanes bringing in marijuana from Mexico. Whatever the objects are, they have the residents of this desert community puzzled. , ."· . An old prospector who had been staying m a nmncr on Silver Dry Lake 10 miles north of here was he first to spot the objects - some 5,000 of them - standing upright in the middle of the 7'A-mile dry lake bed. He told Baker residents "there was one helluva explosion" over the lake bed. He said he believed they were from a flying saucer that blew apart. The objects, some three-sided, winn four-sided, arc broad at the base and narrow to a point at the tip. They are between 7 and 13 inches long and appear to be made of clay and talc. Brian Booher, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management Vangcr, said they look as if they had been formed by hand. Some seem to hav« impressions of lingers on them, he said. Arne Jacobsnn, -10, a motel owner, said some think the objects came from a college art project. "One guy is convinced it's a directional sign for airplanes bringing marijuana in from Mexico," he said. "We thought maybe the kids in high school stood them on end," Deputy Sheriff Ron Mahoncy said. "Kids here don't have a lot to do." Still others believe a movie studio left them there -- but no one recalls a movie being made. Whatever the objects arc, they now adorn many Baker homes. cent of Navy's secrets unjustified. Page A-9. . WARNING GIVEN on shoddy construction of mobile homes, costly financing schemes. Page C-7. · RAPE THREAT a valid reason to escape from jail, state Court of Appeals rules. Page C-10. Amusements.... A-8 Classified C-10 Comics A-10 Editorial B-2 Financial C-7 Life/Style B-6,7 Obituaries .-..'.. C-10 Shipping C-10 Sports Cl-5 Television C-8

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