Valley Morning Star from Harlingen, Texas on April 2, 1975 · Page 39
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Valley Morning Star from Harlingen, Texas · Page 39

Harlingen, Texas
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Wednesday, April 2, 1975
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Bé— Thursday, April 3, 1975 VAlLfY WOtNtNG STAR Hartagan, Ttxm Energy Use Declines In U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy use in the United States declined last year for the first time since 1952, the government reported Wednesday Preliminary Bureau of Mines figures show that reduced use in the transportation industry led the way to a 2.2 per cent decime in over all energy use f rom 1973 Consumption of oil products dropped 237 million barrels — nearly two-thirds of the million barrels a day savings which President Ford set as a conservation goal But only 44 million of those barrels represented a decrease in petroleum imports, which is the principal target area for savings. Outgoing Interior Secretary Rogers C B Morton attributed the bulk of the decline to five reasons the Arab oil embargo, higher prices, economic slowdown. conservation efforts and relatively mild winter weather. A Bureau of Mines spokesman said figures aren’t yet available to show just how much of the drop is attributable to each cause Energy use had risen at an average annual rate of 4.1 per cent since 1960 Morton said he is “delighted — and frankly gratified—at this drop I hope we are seeing the start of a new trend. Railroad Sleeping, Passenger Cars Are Ordered By Amtrak WASHINGTON (UPI.-Am trak Wednesday ordered 435 new passenger cars at a total cost of $253 million, including the first new railroad sleeping cars in two decades About 235 of the new cars will be double-deckers for use on long-distance routes, to be built by Pullman Standard at its Hammond, Ind.. plant, for $167 million The remaining 200 cars will be single-level ones for use on eastern routes where tunnels and other tight clearances do not allow the higher doubledeck cars That $86 million contract is an extension of an earlier order for 292 such cars, and they will be built at the Budd Company Red Lion plant in Philadelphia Amtrak President Paul Reis- trup. who signed the contracts Wednesday, said the cars "will drastically change the look and style of American tram travel ' ’ The new double-deck cars, the first of which will be delivered in January, 1977, will include 60 food service cars, about 120 coaches and 55 sleeping cars, the first built in this country' since 1956 Passengers will be carried on both upper and lower levels in the coaches and sleepers, with stairways connecting The cars will have wide center doors on the lower level for loading and unloading, with special ramps for the handicapped in wheelchairs The food service cars will provide both dining and lounge Parents Hope Adopted Son Is Evacuated From Vietnam facilities. Amtrak said the exact interior configurations of the food service and sleeping cars would be announced later. The cars will be heated and a i r conditioned electrically rather than with steam as on present passenger cars. This decreases the chances of air conditioning failure in hot weather and steam line freeze- up in cold weather New double deck coaches will carry 86 to 108 persons depending on whether the car is to be used on short distance or long distance service. All 435 cars can be hauled at a maximum speed of 120 miles per hour whenever track is upgraded sufficiently to permit those speeds “If so, then our efforts to meet energy shortages by increasing domestic energy production could be effectively supplemented by measures aimed at decreasing consumption. ’ ’ The Bureau of Mines figures show that transpartaton use of energy slackened by 3.4 per cent from a year earlier. Household and commercial use was off 2.9 per cent; industrial use and electricity generation each dipped 0.9 per cent. In terms of primary energy sources, consumption fell in six of eight categories. The only increase was in nuclear power, up 32 1 per cent, and hydroelectric power for utilities, up 1.8 per cent. Even with increasing emphasis on coal resources, use of bituminous coal dropped 2.9 per cent The much smaller volume of anthracite coal dropped 8.8 per cent from 1973. Off anywhere from 1.0 to 2.3 per cent were crude petroleum runs to stills, natural gas, natural gas liquids and industrial hydropower. In terms of energy products, use of all oils was down 3.7 per cent, or 237 million barrels. Coke dropped 2.7 per cent, electricity for utility purposes from conventional fuel burning plants fell 1 9 per cent and electricity from such plants for industrial plants dipped 10 per cent. NEWARK. Calif <UPI)- Tt seems we re fighting time and we don't know if they’re going to make it." said Mrs JodyGattev whose adopted baby is awaiting evacuation from besieged Vietnam As the first airlift of war orphans to the U S began Wednesday in Saigon. Mrs Gattey and her machinist husband Richard waited for the phone call that would tell them their new son, a 3-month-old Vietnamese boy they've named Jeffrey. was safe “Maybe he’ll be on it, who knows,” she said after the first planeload left Saigon Right now we’re just very worried We just want to get him over here The Gatteys, residents of a suburban community of 28.000 east of Oakland and parents of two small daughters, decided to adopt a war orphan son two years ago rather than have another child of their own ' It's been such a long wait that our girls have stopped believing it They say. Are we getting a baby brother0’ But now that were getting the bedroom ready, they're getting pretty excited " The Gatteys. working through the Denver-based Friends of Vietnamese Children, were notified Feb 28 that they had a son, abandoned at birth by his mother in Saigon They received a photograph and the birth certificate and were told the child, living in a foster home in Saigon, would arrive in late April. But then the siege from the north began in the war torn count ry A letter arrived a few days ago from the organization, formed by Denver physicians who served in the Vietnam war. "At this time the situation in Vietnam is precarious.'’ the organization wrote the Gatteys. and we re not sure how long we’ll be able to help the children there Your child is safe and we are doing everything humanly possible to process the adoption However, we can't guarantee all the children will arrive home We are in constant contact w ith our staff in Vietnam, the A m e r i c a n Embassy and the U.S. Agency for International Development to formulate an emergency plan should such become neecesary ” The telephone lines to the Denver agency have been busy all week, the Gatteys said, and they haven't been able to get through “We expect a phone call when he’s here." said Mrs Gattey That s the way it seems to happen Willingness To Sell Denied By Landowners GATESVILLE. Tex (AP) “Our Land. 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