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II Lift Lighting s 'blare on By CHARLES E. BEGGS Statesman Capitol Reporter The state's restrictions on outdoor display lighting were removed Tuesday because of the improving electricity supply situation in the Northwest. Gov. Tom McCall announced in a statement from Hawaii where he is vacationing that he and Public Utility Commissioner Richard Sabin lifted the lighting regulations, which McCall first imposed last Sept. 24. But the governor and Sabin urged that conservation efforts continue, and that businesses continue keeping signs unlit during daylight and when they are closed. McCall said that his order still is in force for state agencies to reduce heating, lighting and hot water use, and asked local governments to continue to follow these steps. McCall said his lifting of the lighting rules now will allow Oregonians to have outdoor Christmas lights. But this issue remains up in the air, because President Nixon says he plans to ban most outdoor display lighting nationally, including holiday lights, if Congress gives him the authority. Congress hasn't passed a special emergency powers bill yet, but is expected to this month. - If Nixon takes that action, it could mean reinstatement of some kind of lighting restrictions here. McCall said the lighting ban was "one of the best vehicles in the world to drive home the need for energy conservation." He said the power crisis faced last summer justified "extraordinary action." "But the short-term risk now appears to be minimal, and we can no longer justify imposing stringent restrictions on outdoor lighting," he said. McCall took his action on lights when rivers were at record lows and power officials foresaw a potential shortage of 15 billion kilowatt hours. Heavier than normal rainfall and prospects for heavy, snow this winter, with its runoff next spring, have improved the picture and cut the shortage forecast in half. Officials now expect to meet firm power needs through the winter. - Outdoor Me Co San Today's Chuckle With Christmas approaching, women aro giving mora thought to the ties that blind. The Weather Cloudy, rain likely today and tonight, showers Thursday, highs near 50, lows near 40. (Complete report on page 2.) POUNDED 1651 123rd Year 9 Sections - 102 Pages Salem, Oregon, Wednesday, December 5, 1973 Price 10c No. 253 is Ratiom Veirdoctf 4-Ceontf Price Boosif Seen (C) Nm York Tmm WASHINGTON William E. Simon, head of the newly created Federal Energy Office, believes that the government will have to decide whether to ration gasoline by the end of this month. Simon, who will remain in his current job as undersecretary of the Treasury, also disclosed, at a news conference following the announcement of his new job Tuesday, that the Cost of Living Council will announce a price increase Wednesday for home heating oil. The increase is expected to be somewhere between 2 and 3 cents a gallon. The aim of the increase will be to make it more profitable for refineries to produce heating oil instead of gasoline. As for gasoline rationing, Simon gave some figures that indicated the government's belief that the price of gasoline would have to rise 40 cents a gallon either by an ordinary price increase or by imposition of a tax for gas consumption by private passenger cars to be cut by the 30 per cent the government thinks is necessary. He indicated that the government would not permit price increase of that size. This left open, however, the possibility of imposition of a tax or any of several possible combinations of price increases, special taxes and rationing. (John Love says Nixon administration underestimates the crisis, story page 21. Petroleum industry official says crisis may last indefinitely. Story page 22.) Senate Adopts DST 55? 8 (C) New Yarii 1mm WASHINGTON - The Senate approved Tuesday emergency legislation sought by President Nixon to put the nation on year-round daylight saving time for the next two years to help ease the energy shortage. The bill, which passed 67 to 10, now goes to a Senate-House conference to reconcile differences with a similar measure passed last Tuesday by the House. The last time the nation was on year-round daylight saving time was during World War II. Under the Senate bill, most of the nation would set its clocks ahead by one hour at 2 a.m. on the fourth Sunday after the President signed the bill. The House bill takes effect on the first Sunday that falls more than 15 days after signing. The floor manager of the bill, Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D-Wash., said he expected the conferees to agree quickly and send the bill to the President for his signature ''within a very few days." - If so, the year-round daylight saving time could go into effect late this month or early next,, depending on the effective date agreed to by the Senate-House conferees. L ditd mi 'DiaD-a-Bus' PBan To Aid Poor, Disabled By ETHEL FLEGEL Statesman Correspondent ALBANY, Ore. Linn County may have a "Dial-a-Bus" system operating in about a month, City Mgr. Larry Rice reported to Albany City Council Tuesday. Appropriations for special transportation programs for disadvantaged, incapacitated and elderly persons in six Oregon areas were approved last week by the State Emergency Board. News Digest Welfare Checks Mailed Some 2,400 delayed welfare checks are mailed out and action is taken on food stamps after reports of people going hungry in the Mid-Willamette Valley because of delays and backlogs. Story page 1 2. Toasty in the Attic PORTLAND A Portland family of five, living in a 19-room house in an affluent part of Portland, turned the thermostat down to 58 and moved into the attic to save on heat. Story poge 14. Half-Million for UGN Marion-Polk UGN United Way drive tops the $500,000 mark for the first time in history but is still 112,462 short of its goal. Story page 6. THE Fuller Brush Man NEW YORK Alfred C. Fuller, the original "Fuller Brush man" dies at the age of 88. Story poo. 43. A feature of the Albany program includes a contract with Albany Cab Co. for radio dispatching of the buses. The program will start with three buses. One will operate in and around Albany on a fixed schedule but with provision for radio dispatching for side trips. That is where the "Dial-a-Bus" comes in. The person who cannot meet the bus can telephone for the side-trip service. Linn County will make a bus available for use in rural areas at its own expense. Rice said. A third bus will serve rural Linn County on a schedule for various days of the week and supplement the Albany bus. (Additional details page 20.) Boost Expected (C) Nnr Yorit Tarns News Sarvk WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department will ask President Nixon to increase the interest rate on U.S. Savings Bonds from 5 per cent to 6, authoritative sources said Tuesday. It is expected the increase will apply retroactively to all outstanding bonds as well as newly issued bonds. Truck Rigs Clog Route By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hundreds of truckers protesting higher fuel costs and lower speed limits blocked a heavily traveled interstate highway at four points in Pennsylvania Tuesday night. At the Lamar exit on Interstate 80, ' a blockade formed by some 800 trucks was broken up when State Police started towing away the rigs on orders from State Police Commissioner James Barger. Truckers claimed police broke windows and damaged drive shafts while attempting to move the trucks. (Earlier story page 21.) City Library Auditorium Fire Doused About 400 gallons of water spilled from a sprinkler head onto carpeting in the lower portion of the Salem Public Library Tuesday night following a small fire that was believed arson-caused. The library was evacuated about 8:45 p.m. when the sprinkler alarm went off. Salem firemen said the fire was in the downstairs auditorium in a small pile of "combustible material" lodged between a wall and a stack of folded wooden tables. Salem police said the material was paper and that the fire was arson-caused. Fire damage was limited to three tables, a small portion of carpet and part of a wall, firemen said. The library will be open as usual today. Gunmen Cheat 1 -Arm Bandits VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -Sixteen luckless passengers on a "gambler's special" bus bound for Lake Tahoe got wiped out before they got to the gaming tables. Police said two young men pulled pistols on the passengers just outside Vallejo and escaped from the slow-moving Greyhound bus with $786 in cash, several watches, wallets and personal papers. Meyers Finalist for Colorado Job Ben Meyers, Salem's police chief since May 1967, is one of three finalists to apply for police chief at Grand Junction, Colo. Meyers, 42, was in the Eastern Colorado city of 23,000 population . this week for an interview for the job. The Statesman learned Tuesday. He is scheduled to return here today. Harvey Rose, Grand Junction city manager, said Meyers was one of 90 applicants for the job vacated by the recent retirement of Karl Johnson. After 32 years service Johnson retired at a salary of $16,000 heading the 68-mem-ber department. Meyers is paid $21,100, plus a 5 per cent annual department-head deferred annuity, to head Salem's 160-member department. The Grand Junction city manager said the salary for the police chief post is open. He said a decision on the finalist would be made in about a week. j"' . if. Jt' 'i y, ' " ""' '' " " " " ""u . "' ' i V X-K SI ( :y A t 'cyt Vyl'jf s : K - r'--- C" -v--''- fl '-- , .... , TO Stay Cozy (RICKREALL) Fuel shortage going gets tough. Since the pile will last only about or not, this is one cat that plans to stay warm this ' " a week, Mrs. Cox isn't saying where the wood winter. The William Cox front porch here is piled comes from. (Statesman photo by John Ericksen) Thigh with scrap lumber which will be burned if the Legislature Would Take Over Part of Public Service Bldg. A legislative committee gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a three-year plan to cost $3.3 million to have the legislature take over two floors in the Public Service Building for staff offices and meeting room space. The facilities subcommittee of the Legislative Improvements Committee also recommended that the first five hearing rooms in Public Service, plus some new remodeling of the Capitol be finished in time for the 1975 legislative session. The three-year plan would have the entire project finished in time for the 1977 legislature. By then the entire Capitol would be devoted to legislative space except for the gover nor's office suite; the secretary of state and treasurer's offices would be moved to Public Service. While the subcommittee approved the concept of the plan, it still must clear several more hurdles before any work can be done, including the full Improvements Committee and the Capitol Planning Commission, which has to approve all remodeling projects. Planners are figuring on more than doubling the number of committee hearing rooms available by 1977 in order to handle increasingly large audiences, plus providing space for more staff for the lawmakers. (Additional details page 10.) 1 Witness I X" - X 1 7s Rich 1 - I . (C) Nw York TWns Nw Service X- WASHINGTON - A ;ji lawyer for the billionaire $ : industrialist Howard R. IS Hughes opened a brown IS attache case at a Senate :$ $: Watergate Committee :$ j: interrogation Tuesday, Si v pulled out two manila g g: envelopes containing 1,000 & : hundred-dollar bills and 5 :$ slammed them on the jiji table in front of the Committee Chairman S Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr. :$ S; "Here it is," the law- g $ yer, Chester C. Davis, i reportedly shouted. "DoSj 8 what you want with it." $ The committee wanted : to check their serial numbers to see if they::: 3: are the same bills in-ig Evolved in a $100,000 Nixon $: campaign gift from si iv Hughes that Charles G. $ Rebozo reportedly held in jtrust. S? It took nearly two fg hours to run the bills Sj through a Xerox ma-:j ? chine. Then they were returned to Davis. X; (Additional details page X; U.S. to Provide WASHINGTON (AP) -The United States will dip into its own scarce oil supplies to replace millions of gallons of South Vietnamese oil destroyed in a Viet Cong attack Sunday "if there is a critical shortage," a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Common Cause to Launch Financial Disclosure Drive Common Cause spokesmen will formally launch the organization's ballot measure campaign for a financial disclosure law next week. Weather Menu: Clouds, Rain Rain and clouds are forecast for today and tonight by Salem's McNary Field weatherman and showers are likely for Thursday, he says. High temperatures both days should be near 50 degrees; tonight's low should be near 40 degrees. There's an 80 per cent chance of measurable precipitation today and tonight, decreasing to 60 per cent Thursday. Good Morning! Today In The Statesman The citizen lobby group plans an initiative petition drive next year to put a measure on the ballot requiring public officials to disclose their income and financial holdings. The organization plans to finish drafting its measure and file it with the secretary of state's office next Thursday. Spokesmen said they will outline details of the campaign then at a 2 p.m. press conference. Gov. Tom McCall has had a special committee working to draft a disclosure measure to replace the one the 1973 legislature passed and which he vetoed. The new ::XKm:xKxX:X:X: proposal is planned to go to the special legislative session early next year. Autoworkers Are Laid Off DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. laid off 22,033 hourly employes on Tuesday for an indefinite period as part of a production cutback at 17 U.S. assembly and parts plants. A total of about 200,000 auto workers have been laid off or face shortened work weeks as the result of recent industry production cuts by auto makers. Classified Comics, Features Editorials ...... Entertainment. . . Market, Business Obituaries . . . . . Page Sec. Panorama . . Public Notices SOS Sports . . . . TV-Radio (The Statesman's Farm Page will be published on Thursday this week.) 29-33. . . 26. . . . 4. . . 27. . . 44. . . 20. ... 29. 23-25. 18,19. . . 26. 35-39. . . 26. Ill III I III IV II III III II III IV III Nature Losing Beauty Battle The world, or at least Salem's part of it, may become a little more plastic if a recommended change in zone code landscaping requirements is adopted by Salem City Council. The city's Planning Commission recommended Tuesday permitting up to 50 per cent of required lanscaping materials to be artificial. ' The recommendation came about in response to a request of a service station at Market Street and Park Avenue NE to use artificial turf on a landscaping berm required in front of the station's pump island. The station proposes to cut holes in the artificial covering for the planting of real shrubs and trees. (Additional details page 8.) 'J1

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