6 Â· Northwest Arkansas TIMES, ThurnJoy, April 15, 1974 Thanks To Recession Energy Consumption Drops * B y R I C H A R D J. MALOY TIMKS Wnshtnglon Knrca .WASHINGTON -- Here is roundup complied by the chief of our Washington Bureau, ENERGY: " Americans arc cÂ«i tinning to curlail Iti consumption of oiy^rgy. A new Interior Department report disclosed the demands for heal, light, and power dropped to the equivalent of 71.078 trillion BTU's last year. This was 2.5 per cent less lhan Americans' energy con- sumpUoon in 1974 and nearly 5 per cent less than the amoimj of energy we used in 19 before t!ic Arah oil embargo. The report indicated nobod\ is quite sure why U.S. ciiergj "onsumption is down, but there Â·re some pretty good ideas. High prices have forcec Was Paid Vhile In Prison CHICAGO (AP) -- Insurance lagnate W. Clement Stone 'aid Watergate figure Dwigh L. Chapin $45,000 a year white Chapin was in prison. Stone says. "We have a long-term con Iract with him (Chapin).' Stone said Wednesday. "He is a man of outstanding charactei and ability, lie has made a lo a money for .us. He took com panics that were losing monej and turned them around. He's i brain," said Stone, who donatec some 52 million to former Prcs ident Richard M, Nixon's 197 campaign. Chapin, 36. convicted of per ju ry b efore th e Watergat' grand jury, served sevei months and 22 days at the fee eral minimum security priso at Lompoc, Calif. He was re leased on April 2. Stone said Wednesday he pu Chapin on (tic payroll after hi conviction two years ago. icople to curtail energy coti- nmptioii and conservation nipact. Probably the most important actor in the drop was the e c o n o m i c recession, which slowed business and industry ast year. The report shows, for example, that industrial usÂ£ of energy dropped! 6 per cent last vcar, reflecting the manufacturing slowdown. Also a relatively mild winter may have had some impact oti .ho reduclion iti energy consum- tion. Examining energy consumption by category of user, the Federal report disclosed t h a t electric utility companies arc using more coal and oil to goie^ rate power and that the trans' mrtation industry is also con- iuming more motor atid air plane fuel. Residential and connnerica! consumers have reduced their energy use, as have industries, according to the report. Petroleum provided 46 per cent of all U.S. energy last year, natural gas 28 per cent, coal 18.6 per cÂ£iit p nuclear power 2.3 per cent, and water power -1.5 per cent. CRIME BILL: A new Justice Department study disclosed i 1 cost the nation about $15 billion annnlly to control crime. The money is spent e v e r y t h i n g from police departments to prisons, Local governments pay $' billion of the crime hill, will slates paying about $4 billion and Uncle Sam $2 billion. The largest amount of money 57 per cent is expended on police protection. Prisons ac counted for 22 per cent of anti crhne spending, judicial 12 pe cent, legal services a prosecution 5 per cent. : SCHOOL ENROLLMENT: America's p u b l i c school will continue their enrollmen decline until 1982. according t a new study made by the U.S Office of Education.. Elementary and secondary POSTAL STRATEGY: The c h o o I enrollment, which tactics used by Postmastci leaked at 51.3 million pupils in 070. will level off at about 44.5 mllion in the fall ot 1982. according to the study. The decline is due to the drop .n llu? U,S. birthrate. The American fertility rale hit all-time low last year. Tiie overall enrollment drop \eaus fewer students will be O radualing each year from Infill school. Tlicrc will be 2.7 million tigh school graduates in 198; compared lo 3.1 million last vcar. W h i l e elementary a n t secondary school enrollments drop, there will be slight enrollment jumps for colleges during tho coming years, according to the study. P 0 V E 1! T Y: The federal jovernment has revised its official definition of povertj pvel incomes to take into ac count recent inflation. An urban family of four with an income below 55.500 is now regarded as "poor" under t h e new guidelines. The .previous levpl was 55.050. The government, uses the poverty . level definition to ieterrhine who is eligible for special federal programs to aid he disadvantaged. WEATHER: Do yon have the m p r e s s i o n that America's winter weather has been growing colder? Not Â· true, say two government scientists'. Doonald H. Wiesnet and Michael Matson, of the Weather Service's satellite section, told a meeting of ths American Geophysical Unioi that North America's winter c l i m a t e h a s remained remarkably -the same during Ihe last decade. They based their'find ings on an an'alysis of satellite data on winter snow cover. Their snowline maps show thai one winter is pretty much likp another, as far as temperature goes. c u r t a i l i n g b i g deliveries. " " " General Iten , Bailar to cal attention to' (lie nation's posta problems seem to have paid off Bailer said that in the face of growing postal -deficits, hi would havÂ£" to cut scrvici. unless the government decidet o n a larger subsidy for th Postal Service. Congress stalled on Icgislatioi to increase the subsidy, ahi Bailar c o u l d n ' t even ge anybody ill the White House I return his phone calls. So h begin cutting service byclosin. down rural post offices ani city ma: talked . c other culs, like ending Saturda: mail delivery. Â· Summoned lo Capitol Hill -I explain himself,' Bailar one again said tie has iio recours pxccpt to cut costs, urlcss bigger subsidy was provide* He ruled put higher postal rate at this time, saying they wi act lo drive away business. The Postal Service now gnl an annual subsidy of $9S billion, and Bailar said ' Ihi should be doubled or tripled deficits arc to be ended an cutbacks avoided. The Whit House finally responded said Mr. Ford now would agre to a "modest" hike in the pos al subsidy. :' Everybody's Business Merry-Ship Gets Promotion At Campbell Soup Two Sentenced LITTLE HOCK (AP) -- Leonard MPBby, 3'. of Hot Springs nml Larry Lowe, 28, of Peoria. III., were 'sentenced Wednesday lo 12 years in prison for [he Kcb. 2 armed robbery ' of the People's Bynk of Hot Springs., Mnyby and 1*owc u-reckec llieir getaway car on icy roads after the robbery and were ap prchended by police (he samÂ« day. The 528,000 taken In lhÂ« robbery, was recovered from the wrecked car. __ EIPEKT WATCH Â»krAÂ« ^^_Â»P r J W W \' V. SWIFTS " Â«Â·Â« \HiT' iÂ«Â«^ Murray J. Mcrry-Sliip. plant rmnagcY of the Fayctlcville Cnmpboll SOLID Operations has jecii promoted effective June 1 to director of the firm's frozen :oori operations in New Jersey Merry-Ship, plunl malinger here for tiie past six years, has been active in local affairs. lie has been on (lie Salvation Army board; past president of the United Fund: past president of the CouMry Club; vice picsi denl of the Chamber of Com T M1TBTJV511TP mercc and a mcmhcr of the MURRAY J. MERrU-hHU board of ihe Arkansas Indus' trial Development Commission. Also, effective. June 1, Wayne Partin' will be promoted to plant manager. He has been assistant plant manager here prior to his most recent assignment as plant manager of the Tecumseh. Mob. plant. . James Honored TALLAHASSEE, tf\a. -- Air Force Gen. Accident Kills HAMBURG, Ark. .(AP) -Robert Joe Green, 13, of Hamburg was killed Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle hit a large hole in an Ashley County road near here and the youth ..struck his head, on a tree stump, Stale Police said. Officials said the boy was noi wearing a safely helmet. (AP) Daniel "Chappie" Jatncs, a" native ,o[ Pensacola,'Fla., and the .high csL-milking black iti tiie armed Forces, has been honored by Gov. Knubin - Askew and Mb e Florida legislature; James, commmidcr of the North American Air' Defense Command, was .;commcndec Wednesday' in ceremonies, tbi?. House and Sctiale foiv"bis outstanding dualities of ' pairi olisin and leadership." Askew proclaimed 'Gen Daniel 'Chappie 1 James Day for Florida."Dillard's Dedicated to quality Devoted toym. Dillard's - Nortftvw**. 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