Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 14, 1973 · Page 2
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 2

Greeley, Colorado
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Saturday, April 14, 1973
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r OBBELEY «*»«·) TRIBUNE · s«., April u. 1*73 Increase in some phone rates effective on Monday THE LOCKHORNS DENVER (AP) -- A $9.8 million increase in some telephone rates will become effective in Colorado Monday, the Public UtilitiesCommission announced Friday, but it said charges will not change for most phone customers. The utilities commission an- nounced that it has dismissed a request by Mountain Bell Telephone Co. for an additional $22 million yearly rate increase in the state. The commission . a c t i o n means the rate increase will be put into effect without a public Audrey Meadows left plane at Montrose just before crash MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) Three federal investigators were expected to arrive today at the site of a light plane crash that killed two California men Friday. The plane was en route to Denver when it apparently lost power, crashed and exploded about a mile from the Montrose County Airport runway, airport manager Everett Sylvester said. Actress Audrey Meadows and two other--persons had disembarked just before the crash. The victims were identified, as Robert M. Walsh, 38, Hunt- Ington Beach and James L. Ford, 34, Thousand Oaks. The jet was owned by Continental Airlines and both victims were flight instructors for the airline, a Continental spokesman said. The investigators planned to arrive at the scene this morning to determine the cause of the mishap. They are from the Federal Aviation Administration, a spokesman said. Just before- the crash, the hearing. Public hearings may. be held if there are protests to a rate hike request. Commission Chairman Edwin Lundborg said the new rates will apply for installation of services or for moving service and also will be reflected in a series of special business services. These, he said, include private branch exchange trunks, semipublic (coin) telephones, joint-user service, measured business service, dataphone sets, teletypewriter sets, service maintenance charges, personal signaling service and wide-area telephone service (WATS). Sixteen small communities will get more general rate increases. Lindborg and Commissioner Howard Bjelland decided against blocking a $9.8 million increase which the company estimates will boost its revenues from the state by 4.5 per cent. The commission action dismissing the major $22 million rate boost was approved by plane left the three passengers Lindborg and Bjelland with at Montrose. Sylvester said Comm j ssi0 ner Henry E. Zar- they included Miss Meadows i engo abstaining, and her-husband Continental Lindborg said that a commis- Airiines President Robert Six, sion investigation of company and a ranch employe. Six has a records shows that Mountain mountain ranch about 26 miles Bell did noti jn facti earn the south of Montrose near Rid- rate of return a ii owed to it a gway. Auto insurance debated 2nd day DENVER (AP)-Senate members endured their second. day of debate Fri. on the merits of two rival automobile insurance bills, but then broke for the weekend without taking action on either one. Under discussion was a House approved modified no- fault insurance bill sponsored by Rep. Carl Gustafson, R-Denver, and one by Sen. Richard Flock, R-Denver, which has yet to be voted on by either house. Debate started on the Gustafson bill Thursday and. the measure was amended then and again today before it was set aside and the Plock bill was taken up. Plock spent nearly 40 minutes explaining his measure and agreed to suspend his explanation at noon and resume it Monday. There were no amend-, ments to the Plock bill Fri. and it is expected they will be submitted Monday. The Senate is not expected to take a final vote on either bill until Tuesday or possibly Wednesday. There are substantial differences in the philosophy of the two bills. The Gustafson bill, even though it carries a "no- fault" label, is actually modified no-fault because it allows law suits to be filed for damages above a certain level, or threshold. The Plock bill preserves the full right to sue at any level. The only similarity between the two is a requirement that every motorist must have bodily injury insurance and every insurance company writing the policy must pay its own policy Bill would outlaw rodeo roping events DENVER (AP)-^Calf roping and team roping would be outlawed in rodeos under a bill introduced in the Colorado Legislature by Sen. Ted Strickland, R-Westminster. The bill would ban the events in rodeos and preparing for rodeos, but not on a ranch. Both would be misdemeanors. Strickland said passage of the bill by the legislature was a "slim to nil" chance. Strickland has introduced similar measures in other sessions of the legislature. · holders promptly after an accident without attempting to determine who was at fault. The Plock bill sets minimum coverage of $3,500 to cover everything from hospitalization to lost wages because of accidents. He said that figure would cover approximately 98 per cent of all accidents occurring in Colorado. Gustafson's bill sets higher minimum* -- $25,000 each for medical payment and rehabilitation -- plus a formula for repaying lost wages, 100 per cent of wages up to $125 a week. It limits the right, to sue for "pain and suffering',' to persons whose medical expenses top $1,500. It ^also says Insurance companies cannot shift claims among themselves unless the claims top $500. t At the start of Friday's debate, Sen. Ray Kogovsek, D- Pueblo, was successful in amending the Gustafson bill to include what he called a compromise on a section dealing with policy cancellation. year ago by the utilities commission. The rate increase was also later approved by the courts. -, He described the new rates as price adjustments based upon revenue deficiencies in the past test period. Lindborg said they'do not guarantee that the company will earn its authorized rate of return in the future. Zarlengo contended : in a statement that the company has been given rate hikes of about $24 million within two years and the new boost will bring these to approximately $33.8 million. By failing to hold public hearings on the new rates, Zarlengo said the public is unreasonably deprived of the opportunity to participate in making rates. Victims in flood area offered free vacuum service A huge clean-up job will be facing many persons returning to their homes after having evacuated because of the flooding caused by the break in the Latham Reservoir dam. To help these persons, Roger Anderson, manager of the Greeley Electrolux office. 805 20th .Ave., said free clean up The amendment would allow and servicing would be offered cancellation only for non pay- anyone owning an Electrolux ment of premiums, misrepre- vacuum who lives in the Ker- sentation, withdrawal of sey-La Salle flood area, drivers license or conviction of -Those wishing to take ad- a felony. vantage of this service should 'The main point of argument bring their machines to the on the differences in the bills office, 805 20th Ave., or call for centered on the ability to file someone at the office to pick up suit for pain and suffering. the machine if necessary. Sen. Joe Schieffelin, R-Lakewood, an insurance agent who has long opposed the no fault concept said "any -law which says you can't sue to keep your rights is probably a bad law." Sen. Roger Cisneros, D-Denver, said he does not believe there has been a need established for a change in the automobile insurance law. Plock, arguing for his own bill, said it is "tailored to the needs of Colorado and provides the basic minimum coverage." First Congregational Church United Church of Christ 16th Street and 21st Avenue Worship Service 10:00 a.m. "CHRIST AND HUMAN TRAGEDY" By Mr. Tiller R*v. Paul D. Tllltr R*v. Don R. Uu* CrlbindToddkrCir* Church School ClMSti, 10:00 SAVE $ 41.95 15.5 CU. ft. CHEST FREEZER 545 Ibs. Capacity $1COOO Pick Up and SAVE Or Delivery Available Buy In Quantity And SAVE Gambles "MOW WILL. YOU TAKE MB CUT TO DINNER ?" State to ask for extension to meet plan for clean air Hoskell asks anti-trust law study of pipeline By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ,A Coiorado Democrat has proposed that the Interior secretary be prevented from permitting the go-ahead on the trans-Alaska pipeline until the attorney general has deter- mined'tha't it would not be in violation of anti-trust laws. The amendment, offered in the Senate Interior Committee by Sen. Floyd Haskell, would require such a finding by the Justice Department before the interior secretary could give final approval- Haskell told the committee that he believed the agreements leading to formation of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. are in violation of federal anti-trust laws. The committee adjourned until Monday without taking a vote on the Amendment. Haskell said he found some support from Committee Chairman Henry Jackson of Washington who said the prospect that Alyeska may be in violation of anti-trust laws is a realistic problem. Alaska Senator Ted Stevens strongly opposed the proposal on the grounds it has no place in the Jackson bill. · Sevens told the committee that if it accepts the amendment, it becomes an Alaska pipeline bill, \.' ' The Alaska Republican also said that it is unprecedented to require an attorney general's opinion, before a permit is granted. But Haskell said it is freqUent practice'to obtain an attortdBy general is ruling before proceeding with.a questionable business activity. DENVER (AP) -- Dr. Gerald Wood, director of the Colorado Air Pollution Control Commission, said Kriday that the state will have lo ask the federal government for an extension until May 15 lo meet a court deadline for a-clean air plan. Sunday is the deadline_ for presentation of I he plan to the Federal Environmental Protec- r tion Agency. Wood said the 'plan for controlling air pollution by 1975 had to be revised because of the Wednesday decision by the EPA lo grant automakers an extra year to come up with cleaner engines. Wood said Gov. John Lov£ will be asked to sign a letter "in the next few days" requesting the extension.- ''.-' · .' The state plan will have fo be revised with' new limits on pol^ lution . and ways ?to cleaner air, Wood said. The plan as now drafted, basically affects the Denver metropolitan area · and calls for reduction of vehicle traffic in Denver by up to 50 per cent. The plan suggest gas rationing, parking tax or increased gas obsolete by the decision, Wood? tax to cut the number of ve- said. "We will; have to bring*: hides driven in Denver. things into : compliance byti! '"Some of the control strategy 1977 ." · · ' · ' - £ spd in the olan" was made Si achieve GKONG SHtRMAN'S CUSTOM TAILORS INGRttM 2 Days--Man./ Apr. U Tues., Apr. 17 only! OPEN DAILY 10 A.M. TO8 P.M. 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