Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas on April 6, 1984 · Page 14
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Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas · Page 14

Longview, Texas
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Friday, April 6, 1984
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FRIDAY, April 6, 1984, Longview Morning Journal 14-A r Houston rated 4th largest city HOUSTON (AP) Houston residents who have bragged for years that their hometown is the nation's fourth-largest city probably won't be surprised when the U.S. Census Bureau announces it's really true. "I think the average Housto-nian will come and go without any great impact," said Louis Welch, president of. the Houston Chamber of Commerce and a for- mer mayor. According to the new figures, New York remains the nation's largest city with about 7 million people. Los Angeles, with 3 million people, will swap places with Chicago, 2.99 million. Houston will be fourth with 1.72 million, edging out Philadelphia with 1.66 million. The changes, to be officially announced later this month, had been expected in Houston for several years, the Houston Post reported Thursday. "The Census Bureau is merely confirming what we already knew," Mayor Kathy Whitmire said. The new figures; based on July 1982 estimates,' will be the first i released since the 1980 national census, said Census Bureau spokesman Ray Bancroft. The : agency refigures city, county and metropolitan populations every two years, he said. The Philadelphia Inquirer pre-' dieted in 1981 that Houston had edged out the City of Brotherly Love for the No. 4 spot. "We denied it at the time on the theory that when we became fourth we would say it not Philadelphia," Welch said. "Now the federal government is saying it and I'm not sure it's right." The estimated population of Philadelphia in 1982 dropped from 1.68 million to about 1.66 million, government figures said. Asked about the switch, Linda Wright Avery, spokeswoman for Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode, said, "It sounds like reality to me." Completing the lineup of the top 10 U.S. cites are Detroit with 1.14 million people, Dallas 943,-848, San Diego 915,956, Phoenix 824,230 and San Antonio, Texas, 819,021. Witnesses: Lucas not at murder site SAN ANGELO (AP) Two supervisors at a Florida roofing and sheetmetal company testified Thursday that Henry Lee Lucas was at work on the day he is accused of killing a woman in Texas five years ago. They said they kept records that indicated that Lucas Was on the job at Southeast Color Coat of Jacksonville, Fla., from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1, 1979, and a Jacksonville grocery owner testified that Lucas cashed a payroll check either Nov. 1 or- 2. Their testimony was similar to that of Eileen Knight, a secretary and bookkeeper for the firm, who said earlier Thursday that Lucas was working on the day he is accused of killing an unidentified woman hitchhiker and dumping her body in a culvert. In questioning outside the presence of the jury, prosecutors attacked the supervisors' credibility. Mack Caulder agreed he had been convicted on charges of at-temped burglary and forgery in California during the mid-1960s ptiof"federar and state -forgery charges in Alabama in the late 1960s. The other supervisor, Fred Ellis, first denied, then a Emitted convictions for issuing worthless checks in 1975 and 1979. But Caulder denied prosecution suggestions that he had accepted kickbacks to give employees credit for days worked when they had not been there. Target convicted of displaying glue SAN ANTONIO (AP) Target Stores Inc. has become the first retail firm in Texas to be convicted of displaying spray paint and glue in violation of a relatively new state law, but other local cases are pending, the district attorney said Thursday. A state law that went into effect Sept. 1 makes it illegal for stores to openly display paint or glue that contains acetone or toluene, chemicals that can give abusers a "high." 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