Independent from Long Beach, California on March 23, 1976 · Page 7
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 7

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, March 23, 1976
Page 7
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Antitrust unit hits GM parts-supply monopoly Secrets 6 told; 9 release of House data wanted ith, cjiH.,T U .i,MKct,».i«» INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TEUGRAM (PM-A-7 ROCKY WARNING ON REDS WASHINGTON (AP) The government Monday charged '."General Motors wilh mo'iSBpoly control o{ crash replacement parts for its ;-aulos, a practice that allegedly rips into the publicls. pocketbook as well as thai ot independent repairsbops. , The F e d e r a l T r a d e Commission's a n t i t r u s t complaiht, while formally aimed at- GM, could force all major automakers into opening (he door to grcat- cr r e p a i r competition. I Each now exercises strong . controls over the production a n d " sale of crash parts -- .meaning items such as fenders, doors, bumpers and grills. O w e n M. J o h n s o n , director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, told a news hricfing t h a t GM "has intentionally m a i n - tained a monopoly and monopoly power over the d i s t r i b u t i o n of c r a s h parts."- He said sales for such parts exceeded $250 million in '1972, a figure · that "doubtlessly is much more" today. The FTC's action is the boldest! move yet alter the three separate probes on the issue dating back to 1966. II also comes in Ihe w a k e of (he pressures generated by a Senate ,,[ allto re p a i rs alx j \ KW . ance f o r a f am i| y O f f o u r Thars up ^ from ,974 _, h said fe GM The chairman of that panel, Sen. Frank Moss, D-Ulah, said the FTC's charges Monday come "as an important s t e p in re- ssnaatsr, h £ h a s c ^ h (requenlly paid ^ * than , he dealcrs ^^ do . TM FTC's proposed versely affected c o n s u m - ers." At Moss' hearings earlier, Slate Farm Insurance e x e c u t i v e D o n a l d P. M c H u g h testified t h a t crash-part prices h a v e soared 64 per cent since d .. ( fi samc · conditions of , bj h , ^.j^ricd quantity crease to c o v e r these costs." The White House Office of C o n s u m e r A f f a i r s , meanwhile, has blamed skyrocketing parts prices for what it says is now an a v e r a g e expenditure of $300 for the combined cost (ore an administrative law judge, whose decision may be reviewed by the entire commission. From there the suit could be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. WASHINGTON (AP) Quoting U.S. intelligence agencies as saying there are no secrets left to protect. R e p . Dale Milford introduced a resolution Monday to make the disbanded House Intelligence Committee's controversial report public. The T e x a s Democrat said the intelligence agencies have told mm Ihe secrets they wanted kept out of the report were in the version published by the Village Voice, a Ne\y York weekly. Milford, who was instru- m e n t a l in g e t t i n g the House to vote Jan. 29 to keep the reporl secret, an- n o u n c e d t h a t he h a d , therefore, introduced a resolution lo make it public. "The classified details were in the footnotes," Milford said. "They (the Village Voice) printed the ones we were most con- Want to sell that motorcycle or bike? A Classified Ad is the answer! HE a- 5959 ccroed with. "The ones (hey did not print did no! concern us," Milford said. Milford said thai was the conclusion of an analysis he asked (he intelligence agencies to make of the information in the text of Inc report as published by Ihe Village Voice. Milford said some of the agencies replied thai there was still information they did not want disclosed to the public. But Milford said he checked and found those details were among items dclclcd by the com- niitlec before it approved the final report. Milford refused to indicate what kinds o( details the agencies said have already been compromised by being made public. New York Times Scrvicf l'ARIS-\ r ice Prwidcnt Nelson Rockefeller asserted Monday thai the U.S. would have to review its relationships w i t h a u y Western European govern- m e n t l h a l i n c l u d e d Communists. Rockefeller denied that r e c e n t s t a t e m e n t s by American officials w a r n - ing West European non- Communists on (he conse- q u e n c e s of Communist participation in g o v e r n - m e n t amounted to interference in internal affairs of the countries concerned. Rockefeller, visiting France in connection with the American Bicentennial, suggested that French politicians might be using the American w a r n i n g statements for their own purposes. Rockefeller s a i d at a news conference al the American Embassy thai ho had lunched Monday wilh President Valerv (!is- card d'Estaing and had held a lengthy private con- vi-rsaiion wilh h i m . ,, . . ,, , .. , Rockefeller warned that communism still was a lo- talitarau term of Rovern- m e n l . He s a i d any Communist nation that ell within mill ary range of the Soviet JUnion would be "kept in line by Soviet " forf «- I!c declined whether he f e l t rmnrv or I t a l y , w h e r e Communists arc gaining political influence, w e r e wilhin such range. Rockefeller s a i d tha| iho methods and Ihlonli5ni f ^ ^, ( U n | o n wcre , ^ MOSCOW'S reprcs- s i o n f l f , h c r c f o r m , s t communist gowrnment of c «clioslovakia in IMS and ir , Uic rccon[ | nlcrvcnt | on of Cub;m lroops !n l n e civi | w a r h , AUrxtA t ARNOLD VAN INVITE YOU TO A BUFFET LUNCHEON , , HOT PRIME RI8 4 ftC enderloin SANDWICH...*, | UK COCKTAILS dipped onion roll 1 1WW --Other Delicious Entrees . . . . $ 2 . 7 5 L ^H S9M306 S E L L C I I O N : L.iKji";! Inventory I'vur DtALS: . Wo'n; rullinc] low priros C V C I l l O V V K I . ' ' "' SERVICE. ' ll( - ' X!sl Service Di!p,ii linonl jnywliorc 1860 Lous Headi Hlvd. l'/^ miles sti. of San l)icxt l-'nvy. U.Si. paid CaUaway's spa police By'JOSEPH VOLZ Knlgh( f^*' 5 Strrtct W A S H I N G T O N Former . A r m y Secretary Howard ;''Bo" Callaway was so worried by an increase "in .aggravated assaults anii burglaries at his fashionable Crested Butte, Colo., ski resort t h a t his d e v e l o p m e n t company-sought and won $^2,705 in federal aid for a small police force. Callaway owns t w o thirds of the Crested Butle resort. Three years ago, 62 residents,"primarily resort . employes ."voted lo create ' a new town, Mount Crested Butte, which would be able to.rhake direct applications for federal grants. But Mayor James Larkin, also resort general m a n i ager, realized that the new ! town, Which was planning a sales (ax, could not afford any policemen. THE Colorado Council on Criminal J u s t i c e approved two g r a n t s of federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration funds in '1974 and 1975, while Gallaway was Army secretary; over the objections of;Cplorado criminal justice^officials. Colorado officials say they have no record of Callaway". intervening in the bids'for law enforcement aid. money. The FBI currently is looking into allegations that Callaway pressured.Agriculture De- partment-ana Forest Service officials to allow him lo expand the ski slopes of his resort.'mto 2,000 more acres of federal land. THE. FIRST law enforcement, grant of $23,404 to Mount'. Crested Butte enabled- the town to hire two policemen, a full-lime and a pan-time marshal, and to buy,a patrol car. Originally, s t a t e crimi- n a l justice staffers who looked over the application had/turned it down because the law says that the agency s h o u l d "encourage! consolidation" of police departments, not creation of new small departments. But the" stale c r i m i n a l justice council overruled the staffers a f t e r Mount C r e s t e d . B u l l e officials complained thai there was a " s t e a d y increase in crime--burglary, a g g r a - vated assaull-- and no police officers al all." THF/ C O U N C I L approved a fl!..%0 second g r a n t l a s t y e a r , once a g a i n over s i a f f objections Meanwhile Calbway's attorney, Jerris Leonard, a assistant a l l o r - ney general, insisted Mond a y C a l l a w a y "did nothing improper" when he nun with tup Agriculture Department officials last .hil\ 3 on his f i n a l (lavas Army, secretary. Polaroid introduces (introduces?) Polaroid Sunglasses _ j famous glare-cutting lenses are finally in our own frames, Polaroid frames. In over 80 different European styles by international designers for our glare- cutting lenses. The lenses we first created to filter out up to 99% of horizontally reflected glare, while absorbing up to 96% of ultraviolet rays. Their 7-!ayer construction is beautifully designed to prevent optical distortion, and be comfortable to the eye. Polaroid's patented S13 coating makes ours the most scratch resistant polarized plastic lenses you can buy. And they are exceptionally shatter resistant. 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