Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on February 26, 1976 · Page 15
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GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Thurs., Feb.», 1»7« Mint meeting boycott planned by legislators tiy The Associated Press Sen. Gary Hart and Rep. Pa (ricia Schroeder, both Colorack Democrats, planned to boycott today's meeting called by the U.S. Treasury Department on the Issue of location of a new Denver Mint. The Treasury Department called the meeting to explain its support of Littleton as the site for the mint. Meanwhile, Denver businessmen are expressing their opposition to location of the mint in Littleton. They prefer the origi- nally planned site in Denver's Park Hill area. In announcing plans to boycott a meeting with Deputy Treasury Secretary David MacDonald, Hart and Mrs. Schroeder said the meeting would be a waste of time since the department already has made its decision. Sen. Floyd Haskell, D-Colo., said he would send a representative to the meeting, but four other members of the Colorado congressional delegation appar- ently will not attend. Rep. William Armstrong, R-Colo., who represents Littleton, has said he will attend. MacDonald was expected to outline reasons why Treasury Secretary William Simon favors shifting mint operations to a vacant Gates Rubber Co. plant in Littleton. The Senate Banking Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the relocation question in Washington Friday. Bill Pierce, general manager of BNL Development Corp., a subsidiary of Burlington Northern Railroad, is one of the more outspoken critics of locating the mint in Littleton. He claims the Park Hill site is ideal and meets specifications of the U.S. General Services Administration and (he Treasury Department. A vacant tire factory would bo a "second rate" location because the mint is regarded as part of the nation's foundation, Pierce contends. UpKcot Co. BanUmninid - »»t« ""'1' ImiPwtn. Ophlhjlmit Opliran 919 IMh St. 353-MM AF captain appeals to high court DENVER (UPI) - A former captain relieved of duty for complaining about the Air Force Academy's dropout rate said today he asked the Supreme Court to uphold his suit against the school. Lewis T. Moore said his appeal to the Supreme Court claimed his constitutional right to free speech was violated by the Air Force and said he was Modern 'Joe Bflsk?' GOVERNOR'S Lamm of Colorado, Washington appear VIEW - Govs. Richard left, and Daniel Evans of before the Senate Com- mittee on Foreign Relations in Washington Wednesday. The governors offered their views on foreign policy. (AP Wirephoto). DENVER (UPI) -Some of Bob Dickinson's friends might be wondering if he was the model for the cartoon character who is followed around by a cloud of troubles. Dickinson, an employe of the U.S. Geological Survey, planned a vacation to Hawaii last Christmas, one month before the island was hit by an earthquake. He had planned to travel to Guatemala this March but cancelled when an earth- Lamm stresses shrinking Mineral lease revenues natural resources in talk j ncre cise biff approved WASHINGTON (AP) -- finv. noKifinn of MiU r n i m t r u " in »i, n f^l^ authorization bill containing a clause increasing states' shares of mineral lease revenues. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Floyd Haskell, D-Colo.; Henry Jackson, D-Wash., and Lee Metcalf, D-Mont., would increase stales' shares of such revenues from 37'4 per cent to GO per cent. WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. position of this country" in tl._ Richard D. Lamm of Colorado world and the United States WASHINGTON ( U P I ) -- The stressed the nation's shrinking finds itself vulnerable to re- Senate Wednesday approved a natural resources in a talk source-rich countries willing to ^ ureau °^ Land Management Wednesday to the Senate For- exploit their advantage in such eign Relations Committee. ways as high prices for oil. He appeared as part of a con- Americans, Lamm said, must tinuing series of committee learn to intelligently develop hearings intended to solicit the what minerals and fuels they foreign policy views of a wide- have left, and to be satisfied range of leaders from govern- with less, ment, the professions, labor "There is no reason to panic, and education. but we do have to get over Lamm said there "has been a some of our outdated assump- gigantic change in the relative tions," said Lamm. The Senate Interior Committee at first suggested states be allowed to use only the 22'A per cent increase for general government purposes, with the original 37'A per cent still being restricted to use for roads or DENVER (UPI) -- District response we got from the credit schools. But Haskell succeeded card companies when they in getting the full Senate to learned what was going on in accept his proposal that all some of these places," Tooley ^t coriTbX Nuclear plants called safe are voluntarily agreeing to do DENVER (UPI) -- A health Wallis said he agreed that at so." physics consultant for General some poinl there might be Tooley said ho urged cancel- Electric says nuclear power accidents involving a release of lation of the contracts because plants are safe and the history radioactive material, but said Credit card firms may end bar usage Attorney Dale Tooley says businessmen who use their credit cards to run up large bills by buying $50 bottles of champagne in topless bars may have to pay cash in the near future. lease revenues could be used for general planning, facilities or services. "This provision will mean a lot to Colorado and other natural resources stales that are facing tremendous growth from energy development," he said. "Without these additional funds, areas such as Colorado's oil shale country won't be able to cope with the boom." The bill is the first legislation giving the BLM statutory authority to administer the 451 million acres of federally owned lands under its jurisdiction. The bureau administers one-fitth of the country's land and two-thirds of all federal lands in the nation. A similar bill is pending in the House Interior subcommittee on public lands. Tooley Wednesday said the American Express Co. had agreed to cancel its contract with five topless bars and several olher major credit card companies were considering similar action. pagne by female employes and charging it. He said bills for one night's entertainment often reached $400 and occasionally "I m very impressed with the wc m as high as w 500 House unit OKs multiple liquor license measure DENVER (UPI) - Major changes in Colorado's liquor code allowing multiple liquor licence ownership by restaurants and no longer requiring taverns to serve meals have been adopted by the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee. The bills approved by the committee Wednesday already have passed the Senate. Nearly identical bills, sponsored hy Rep. Charles DeMoulin, D- Denver, were killed at DcMou- lin's request. The House committee changed one of the bills to require that facilities make at least 25 per cent of their gross income from food before being classified as restaurants qualifying for multiple liquor licenses. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kingston Minister, R-Securily, originally called for a 20 per cent food requirement. The figure was lowered to 15 per cent during debate on the Senate floor. The bills were supported by the Colorado Association of Restaurant Owners hut opposed by the Colorado Licensed Retailers Association. Iris Mullen, representating the retailers group, warned multiple liquor licenses would help drive the small businessman out of business "The small retailer doesn't have the capital behind him to withstand large competition," she said John Holirc. representing (he restaurant owners, said if there many men with credit cards of such facilities in the country Hie public should realize that were talked into buying cham- P rove s it. immediate corrective action The comment was made by would be taken and efforts L.R. Wallis, who spoke at a would he made to minimize the conference sponsored by the risk to public safety. Public Service Co. of Colorado. "They are indeed safe," Wallis said. "I think the operating history in the United Slates shows (hey are safe." Three General Electric engineers in California recently resigned from their jobs to protest safety claims of nuclear power plants, hut Wallis said the public should realize that thousands of other nuclear engineers did not share their feelings. Calfornia voters will make a decision in May on a state nuclear initiative dealing with such plants. A similar proposal will face Colorado voters in November. was going to be a monopoly it would have already occured. Sen. Haskell introduces monument bill WASHINGTON (UPI)-Sen. Floyd Haskell, D-Colo., has introduced a bill in the Senate lo add :t,uoo acres to the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction. The monument now occupies 17,668 acres. Nearly all of the proposed additional land is owned by the federal government. "I have made inquiries to assure myself that I he owners of the 700 acres in private hands don't oppose the expansion." Haskell said. 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