Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 22, 1970 · Page 20
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 20

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, May 22, 1970
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Page 20 GREELEY TRIBUNE Fri., May 22, 1970 Nixon's Proposed Gas Tax May Be Costly Pollution Measure By DAVID BURKE AP Butimtt Wriitr NEW YORK (AP) - Petroleum industry sources say thai President Nixon's proposed tax on leaded gasoline could prove a costly and roundabout way o fighting air pollution. However, car manufacturers and environmentalists say the; supported incentives for the rapid development of lead-frei gasoline, which the Treasury Department called a "primary purpose" of the tax. The new tax, which Nixon proposed Tuesday as an antipol lution device and a way of rais ing $1.6 billion in revenue would be imposed on the lea( content of gas. It would amount to about 2.3 cents a gallon when passed on to the consumer. HEARING AID REPAIR SERVICE ALL MAKES While You Wilt. In Moit Cait» Ear Molds, Batterle* Supplies «nd Repair* 1008 9th Ave., Gretliy AID CENTER BETTER HEARING Acron from Josllns Federal and state taxes now account for about 30.3 per cent of the average cost of gasoline, the American Petroleum Institute said. In April, the average per gallon cost was 36.76 cents. Four cents was federal tax and 7.14 cents was state tax. Nixon's proposed tax would boost the average price of gas to 39.06 cents. The National Congress of Petroleum Retailers, service stations around country, said Wednesday it "believes the oil industry is being taxed too much." John M. Huemmrich, executive director the association, called the proposed measure "an unjustified tax on the consumer." Don Lovell, manager of a service station in Seattle, said: "You can push old John Q. lie just so far and they have a belly full." William Murphy, owner of a station in Nashville, said the proposed tax "will hurt me." Anytime there is a price increase "business slows down for a time," he said. Virgil Dinius, owner of a gas station In Indianapolis, called "the tax on gasoline ... too damned high already." A 1966 study by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare indicated that lead ac- for less than one-fourth the of one per cent of the 86 million tons of automotive pollutants each year. "Lead as a pollutant is not a of health problem," said the Petroleum Institute. The chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Quality said lead additives to gasoline represent "a signifi- Pub- cant amount of particulate em' from automobile exhaust. representing counts already issions Beerham's Auto Sales Sets Three-Day Grand Opening A three-day grand opening Beetham's Auto Sales at a new location -- 2435 8th Ave. -- is planned Thursday, Friday Saturday. Operated by Jim Beetham, the firm has new car franchises for Saab and NSU autos and handles a complete line of used cars. It formerly was located of next to dough's Furniture downtown Greeley. At its new location, near the and corner of 25th Street and 8th Avenue, Beetham's Auto Sales will have facilities for service for both foreign and domestic autos under the direction of Joe Myers. In addition to Beetham the firm has Charlie Liebanau Wes Miller MECHANIC ON DUTY Sober Service Kersey Need A Sticker State Inspection Sticker Number 5 Now Due He also said these additives : 'would cause deterioration of he advanced emission control systems that will be necessary to meet the tighter 1975 Federal standards." Ford and General Motors said they supported efforts to speed up the development of nonleaded gas as part of the fight against air-pollution. The Petroleum Institute said lie demand for lead-free gasoline is based mainly on the auto- notive. manufacturers' claims lhat leaded gasoline interferes with the emission control devices being developed. Mobile Oil Corp. and E. I. Du- sont Co. said they have devcl- ped emission control devices for cars that can operate with Dupont said the carmakers' devices "may not be the best so- utions even with unleaded gas," saying these might have in "undue economic impact on he public." Lead is added to gasoline to increase power and performance. A complete switch over by he petroleum industry to produce nonleaded gasoline of the near same quality would require a '4.2 billion capital outlay, the Petroleum Institute said. LAFF-A-DAY 1 (5) 10* F«M Sretcue, ba. l«». VKitl fcto^ "I'm letting it ring four times. IVi playing hard to get." Rexford S. Blazer, board chairman of Ashland Oil Inc., las criticized automobile manufacturers for wanting the oil companies to bear the major cost in the fight against pollu- ion while all they are willing to do, he said, is make minor engine adjustments. At the present time, American Oil Co. markets a lead-free premium gasoline in tho Eastern and Southern parts of the Unit- ed States. It has not expanded nationwide because it cannot charge enough to meet competi- iton from leaded gasoline, a spokesman said. Several other major oil companies also have announced plans to produce nonleaded gasoline. Ford, GM, and Chrysler have said that substantial numbers of their 1971 cars will have engines suited to lead-free gasoline. They Wore the Red, White And Blue, But They Cried By RALPH MARSH , OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) 1 They wore red, white, and blue (o bury 1st U. Terry Don Baxter on Wednesday. But they cried. Baxter was killed In Cambodia May 7, one of the first Americans to die in the U.S. Cambodian intervention that touched off nationwide antiwar protests. His mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Don Baxter of Tulsa, Okla., announced they would wear red, white and blue at the funeral as a kind of protest against those who protest the cause for which the parents felt their son died. The family marched quietly into the little funeral chapel on Oklahoma City's southwest side after it had filled with persons and all extra rooms had been opened. Many were left standing. The father wore a dark suit, a conservative blue shirt and a blue tie with threads of red and white. The mother and her two young daughters, Jamie Beth, 10, and Brooke, 8, wore basic white outfits with trim and accessories of red and blue. The brother, Derek, 12, wore his Boy Scout uniform. Judy King, 20, of Oklahoma City was similarly dressed. She was described as the "closest thing to a fiancee that Terry had." The only reference to protesters came In the funeral message. Th« minister, the Rev. F.A. Norman, read from the Bible: "Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his lift for his friends. "No man," h« said, "has · right to question motives so lovingly prompted. "That," he said, "should be answer enough for the critics and protesters." The minister's funeral text was entitled: "They shall learn war no more." When Taps had played at the gravcsite, the rifle shots bad sounded and the sliver vault was poised above the grave, the day ended with the mother holding a carefully foled flag. She reached for her remaining son and held his arm. The family had marched steadfastly into the funeral home. They left the coffin, with weeping children being carried by soldiers, also weeping, and the adults helping each other through the crowd to the car. When it was all over, and Mrs. Baxter and composed herself, she said: "Our first son was raised under the American flag and believed in what this country stood for. We never intend that our other children be raised in any other manner than to respect the flag of the country in which we live. Make Gold's Your Headquarters For Parts Open Sundays 8:30 a.m. 12:30 pjn. Phone 352-0133 11 III SI. at 6th Ave, as salesmen with others to be appointed. A native of Greeley, Beetham is a descendant of Union Colony pioneers. His great-grandfather was James Beetham, operator of a dray and hauling service during the early days of Greeley. Beetham has been in the automobile business in Greeley since 1937 and has owned his own business since 1961. He obtained the Saab franchise in 1967 and the following year was awarded a trip to the Saab factory in Sweden where he viewed the production line and quality control steps in the manufacture of the popular Swedish import. Mrs. Beetham, the former Guida Haefeli, serves as bookkeeper for the firm. Among the models which will be on display during open house is the new fuel injection Saab Sonett III and the standard Saab 96, the Saab 99 and the Saab stationwagon in addition to models of the NSU, a rear- e n g i n e , air-cooled German import. Favors for visitors and coffee and doughnuts will be given away at open house. Big Brewery Due PRETORIA - A $35 million brewery will be built at Rosslyn, near here. It will have an annual capacity of 36 million gallons, equivalent to the total beer consumption in South Africa in 1968. PORTRAIT Individual or Family Group ACTUAL SIZE NO AGE LIMIT "ADULTS WELCOME" One Complimentary portrait will be given to each family as a gift from our store. These are beautifully posed portraits, not snapshots, taken by a skilled, professional Photographer. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT SATURDAY May 23rd Only 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2700 West 10th St. - GOLDEN RIPE BANANAS * for LOW, LOW. LOW PRICES! CHUCK ROAST U.S.D.A. Choice Tcnder Ib. SPARE RIBS Fresh Meaty Country Style Ib. Whole Picnics Sliced Bacon Swiss Steak Toilet Tissue Fruit Drink« Armour Pan Size 12 oz. pkc. U.S.D.A. Cholci Arm Cut i 3 i ··§ c c Northern 4 piki for Pork'n Beans7 Vegetables HIS Pillsbury Flour 5 Brownies 20 Dinner Rolls 3 for Assorted FnMh Delight*. doz. 2700 WEST 10th ST. - West 9th AVE. at 25th ST. - South Prices effective through Saturday, May 23, 1970 We reserve the right to limit quantities. r FRIENDLIER SERVICE!

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