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A-8 July 7, 1976 The Arizona Republic U.S. appeals COlirt Upholds to T> J AT o J !•!,•*• oil pipeline lied INo. I dye prohibition l L u.s. team Governors vote for welfare reform Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld Tuesday the federal ban on Red No. 2 dye, which until last year was the nation's most widely used artificial coloring for foods, drugs and cosmetics. The three-judge panel upheld a U.S. District Court decision of Feb. 6 that allowed the Food and Drug Administration to ban the coloring. Dye manufacturers argued that industry should be allowed to continue using Red NO. 2 until safety questions had been resolved. In the absence of proof that the dye is harmful to humans, they said, it could not legally be taken off the market. Justice Department attorney Charles R. McConahie, representing FDA, argued that the ban was legal and proper to protect public health because industry had not proven the dye safe. There was no immediate comment from dye manufacturers. The controversy over Red No. 2, which has raged off and on for 20 years, heated up again last year when an FDA scientist reported increased cancerous tumors in rats fed large amounts of the dye. The PDA said the scientist's findings suggested Red No. 2 might be a cancer-causing agent. "But the real reason for banning Red No. 2 was that there was insufficient evidence to definitely prove its safety," an FDA spokesman said. "The law requires positive proof of safety and that was lacking." McConahie told the appeals court that the artificial color was used in hundreds of products. Be- cause it is not identified on labels, it is difficult for consumers to avoid the dye, he continued. Before the ban, Red No. 2 was used in products ranging from strawberry soda to vitamin pill coal- ings. In 1975, 1.3 million pounds of the dye were certified in the United States. The appeal was brought by the Certified Color Manufacturers Association of Washington, an industry trade group; Warner- Jenkinson Co., of St. Louis, and H. Kohnstamm & Co., of New York, both dye manufacturers; and Monarch Nugrapc Co., of Doraville, Ga., a soft- drink concentrate manufacturer. The industry has been banned since Feb. 12 from putting Red No. 2 into new products. The FDA did not order recall of products that contain the dye that were already on the shelves. Soviets buy Teamster officials more U.S. • e • fe soybeans L Associated Press WASHINGTON Another 700,000 metric tons of U.S. soybeans, worth an estimated $175 million, have been sold to the Soviet Union from this year's crop, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. The new sale raised to 1.5 million tons the estimated at about $375 to Russia in recent days, including 800,000 tons announced last Friday. A metric ton is 2,205 pounds. At current market prices, the total value is estimated ay about $375 million. In a related development,' a U.S. team of crop experts just returned from the Soviet Union said grain prospects appear to be greatly improved from a year ago when drought shriveled the harvest. The team, led by Jack Aschwege of USDA's statistical reporting service in Lincoln, Neb., toured seven major Soviet Union grain producing districts from June 14 through July 3. Aschwege said the team was unable to make any judgments on total Soviet grain prospects this year. He said wheat yields are expected to be up about 23 per cent from 1975 in the districts the team visited. Thus, despite slightly less acreage planted, winter wheat output in those districts is expected to be up about 20 per cent from the 1975 harvest, Asch> wege said. A new USDA Soviet grain harvest estimate is scheduled f o r release Friday, Aschwege said. On June 22 the depart- in e n t estimated this year's Soviet grain harvest at: 190 million tons. There probably will not be any major changes from the earlier estimate, another USDA official said. If the Soviet Union harvests the 190 million tons of grain the department has forecast, output would be up 36 per cent from the 139.9-million-ton harvest in 1975, the smallest in a decade. Last year's short crop forced the Soviet Union to buy foreign grain, include ing 16.5 million tons of wheat and corn from the 1975 U.S. harvest. The Soviets have also bought about 2.2 million tons of wheat and! corn for delivery after Oct. 1 and are expected to order more later in the season. Under a five-year agreement, the Soviet Union is scheduled to buy 6 million to 8 million tons of wheat and corn annual- this fall. Soybeans and other grains are not included in the agreement. Associated- Press DETROIT — About a dozen Teamsters union officers crossed picket lines Tuesday as some operations of the nation's largest union were struck by their own office workers. Some 150 members o! Local 10 of the Office and Professional Employes International Union, AFL- CIO, walked off their jobs Friday in a contract dispute with the Teamsters. Robert Holmes, an International vice president, and several other Teamsters officials were greeted by pickets when they went to work Tuesday. Holmes walked past sign-toting Local 10 member Nola Kearney, who asked him if he was really going to walk through a picket line. "He looked at me and said, 'I sure am.' He walked right in the door," said Mrs. Kearney. Holmes was not immediately available for comment. Jean Beyer, another Local 10 member, said a number of Teamsters officials, including many business agents and Local 299 President Robert Lins, refused to cross the picket lines. Members of Local 10 are secretaries and clerks for Detroit-based Teamsters Local 299, Teamsters health and insurance funds and Teamsters Joint Council 43. Arnold Shamis, Local 10 business agent, said the wages offered by the Teamsters fell short of what the Teamsters settled for in their contract with their employers. The office workers' contract expired at the end of May. Shamis said office workers organized by the Teamsters make more than $7 an hour. He said office workers organized in Local 10 make about ?1.65 an hour less. PROFESSIONAL NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS SOCIETY OF AMERICA For Information Call 991-1400 Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Ford has ordered a government fact-finding team to check reports of faulty welding along the trans-Alaska pipeline, the White House said Tuesday. Press secretary Ron Nessen said the President was told a report by a private auditing firm shows "there could be more welding flaws to the trans-Alaska pipeline than had been found earlier." Ford has directed Interior Secretary Thomas Kleppe and Transporta'- tion Secretary William Coleman to make a preliminary report to him Wednesday. Ford 1 is asking the fact- finding team, headed by Under Secretary of Transportation John Barnum, to assess possible delays in completion of the pipeline, and whether there could be additional costs or environmental impact. The team will also evaluate new pipeline testing procedures. Nessen said the team is to leave for Alaska early next week. The private consortium of oil firms building the pipeline earlier said 1 its survey showed 3,955 questionable welds. However, Rep. John Melcher, D-Mont, chairman of a subcommittee on public lands, D-Mont, • chairman of a subcommittee on public lands, said a private auditing company found records so confused that it could not audit welding X rays. Melcher said it may be necessary to dig up and x- ray every pipeline weld. Associated Press HERSHEY, Pa. -The National Governors Conference voted Tuesday to press for an overhaul of welfare programs and a national minimum payment level financed by the federal government, But the governors added a footnote declaring that advocate a annual they don't guaranteed Income. They then adjourned their., 68th annual conference and flew by helicopter to Philadelphia, where they had tea with Queen Elizabeth II aboard the royal yacht Britannia. Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus, a Democrat, was elected chairman to succeed Robert D. Ray of Iowa. The welfare resolution was the most controversial item on the governors' agenda, and by the time they got to it, they were in a hurry. Welfare had been debated at length on Monday, anyhow. The policy statement was approved 24 to 11. The governors heeded conservative misgivings at the possibility they might appear to be pushing a guaranteed income. They agreed unanimously when Virginia Gov. 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