Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 12, 1976 · Page 29
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 29

Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, February 12, 1976
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARV 12. 1976 Detroit's small-car boom tapers off; changes due T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N DETROIT (AP) -- An unprecedented consumer shift to small cars during the past 2% years has tapered off suddenly and unexpectedly, forcing a surprised auto industry into a costly game of production changes. Spurred by rising aulo and fuel prices, small car sales shot up from less than a 40 per cent share of the market in 1972 to more than 50 per cent last year. Some auto officials were predicting small cars might even grab a 60 per cent share this year. But a lower rate of inflation, stabilized gasoline prices and increased consumer confidence in the economy and fuel availability have changed the picture. The meteoric growth of the small-car segment has leveled off at about a 50 per cent share as big-car buyers, who stayed away from the market for two years or more, return in greater numbers than Detroit anticipated. As a result, the industry has embarked on a multimillion- dollar juggling act -- suspending production at small-car plants while boosting output of big cars. "There's no question the market is still moving toward small cars," said an analyst for one big automaker. "It's just not moving that fast. And there's no question that we overestimated the demand for small cars this year." Ford Motor Co. plans to suspend production of subcompact Pintos and Bobcats temporarily while adding additional units to its large- car assembly schedules. General Motors' subcompact Vega and Astre line at Lordstown, Ohio, is closed this week, the first cutback in auto output by the firm in nearly a year. And American Motors, which specializes in small cars, has had numerous plant shutdowns during the past month. These expensive shutdowns -- which Detroit uses as a last resort -- come at a time when total domestic sales are increasing sharply from levels of the last two years. In 1972, domestic and foreign small cars accounted for 38 per cent of industry sales. Their share jumped to 42 per cent in 1973, to 48 per cent in 1974 and to 52 per cent last year. McGovern bid object of study Wuhloglon Post News Service W A S H I N G T O N -- The Democrats may not want to think about it, but Princeton University does. So Princeton has agreed to designate research of George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign as an official university project beginning this September. The study of the who, what, whys and hows of his losing campaign was the brainchild of McGovern (a historian by training) and a former Princeton instructor, Richard Harrison, who was chosen a year ago to assemble the story for posterity. PAGE 29 Obscene bandit returns to tavern For the second time in seven months an armed man has burst into a South Side bar shouting obscenities at the bartender and robbing patrons. "I'm sick and tired of people walking in at random and holding us up," Maurice Dale, owner of Elmo's Brau Garten, said last night after his bar and customers were robbed of $2,500 in cash and jewelry. Dale, who saw a police car pass his bar at 4510 S. Country Club Road just a few minutes before last night's robbery, said the gunman was the same man who entered his establishment before and left with $1,000. Last night about 7, a man entered Elmo's shouted obscenities at the female bartender, fired a shot from a revolver into a wall, forced the customers to lie down or lean against the wall then ordered the bartender to col- lect money, rings, watches and jewelry in a pink scarf. He escaped with about $2,500 -- including about $1,000 from one patron, officers said. Dale described the man as- black, about 30, 6 feet tall and weighing about 190 pounds. Last July, a man wearing a ski mask and brandishing a rifle got away with $1,000 by using the same threats and technique. Agricultural * LOanS (or your p r o d u c t i o n needs-- :rop, dairy, livestock, et's talk! Call Joe Harrelson, Arirona Farmers PCA Willcox»02) 381-2211 Voters in California may decide gun ban SACRAMENTO (AP) -- The voters would be able to decide whether to ban handguns in California if a new petition campaign is successful. California Secretary of State March Fong Eu has announced that the Los Angeles-based Committee for Handgun Control has won permission to circulate initiative petitions. She said 312,404 valid signatures of registered voters are needed by July 2 to qualify for the November ballot. Under the measure, the private ownership of pistols -but not rifles or shotguns -would be prohibited for everyone except police officers, military personnel, security guards, antique gun collectors, gun dealers and gun clubs. Pistol owners would have until Dec. 31, 1977, to turn their handguns over to police in return for payment. A committee of the state legislature last month shot down a bill which would have done about the same thing. Courier firm fined for safety hazard Purolator Courier Corp. has paid a $110 fine after pleading guilty to unsafely transporting radioactive materials. the fine, levied this week Post critic Donnelly dead at 57 ·Wtuhinflon I'tnl New* firrrirr WASHINGTON -- Tom Donnelly, critic-at-large for the Washington Post and theater critic for the old Washington Daily News for 27 years, was found dead Tuesday in his Capitol Hill home. Mr. Donnelly, who had written "Donnelly's Revue" for the Post since 1972, specialized and delighted in theater criticism but roamed comfortably throughout the arts. A man of vast knowledge and similar size, Mr. Donnelly, 57, had been suffering from inflUenza. He was found by friends at his residence after he failed to respond to phone calls. Toll phone rate boost delayed WASHINGTON (AP) -Those new long-distance telephone rates that were to go into effect today won't go into effect until Feb. 28. The Federal Communications Commission ordered a delay last week to allow more time for implementing the rate changes, which are expected to raise the average residential bill by about 10 cents a month. The average business bill is expected to increase by $2 per month, the company says. by Justice of the Peace Lawrence Condit, followed charges by the Arizona Corporation Commission that fhirolator carried radioactive materia to St. Mary's Hospital without adequate safeguards. Lt. Michael L. Kramer, investigator for the commission, filed criminal charges against the company in Octo ber after he noticed radioactive material being transported too close to the driver and without being tied down. 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