Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 4
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 4

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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4% _ Max 19. 1974 GaxettMail Ciwle»for. West Virginia Nerve Gas Contracts Review Asked ' W A S H I N G T O N ( A P I Sen. W i l l i a m Proxmire. D- Wis.. said S a t u r d a y he has asked the Army to review its contract awards to a Long Island. N.Y.. firm "whose officers were convicted of conspiracy and m a k i n g false statements under the Defense Production Act of 1950" about 17 years ago. Nerve gas-related contracts awarded by the Army and the Defense Supply Agency went to the Can-Tite R u b b e r Co. and the Survival Technology Co.. both ot the same Inwood. L.I.. address. Proxmire said. citing an investigation by The New York Post and himself. "Both companies and a predecessor called the Nagle Rubber and Chemical Co. are owned by Abraham J. Chavetz and Harold W. Nagle of New York . . . who were convicted in the Southern District Court of New York for conspiring to violate "the 1950 act." Proxmire said in a statement. "The charge and conviction resulted from the illegal purchase of 72,000 pounds of single nickle slats under the Defense Priorities System." he said. "Both men and the Nagle Rubber and Chemical Corp. also were found guilty of making false statements to the Department of Commerce which has enforcement powers in this field. The men and company were fined $5.000. and Oil Firm Control Assumed LAGOS, Nigeria -- (AP) -Nigeria, the world's seventh l a r g e s t o i l p r o d u c e r , a n - nounced Saturday that it has assumed controlling interest in the local American Gulf Oil and Mobil petroleum operations. A government statement from the Ministry of Mines and Power said agreement has been reached for 55 per cent Nigerian participation in the two operations, retroactive to April 1. Nigeria formerly had no interest in the companies. The statemenet also said Nigeria was increasing its participation in Anglo-Dutch Shell-British Petroleum, Italian AGIP and French Elf to 55 per cent. Nigeria reached agreement in April 1973 with Shell-BP for immediate 35 per cent participation, climbing to 51 per cent by 1982. The f i r m produces two-thirds of the country's 2.2 million barrels of oil a day. Nigeria had held a one-third interest in AGIP and 35 per cent in ELF. · The announcement said Nigeria has agreed to sell the companies, for a limited period, some of its shares of the crude oil produced. The new acquisitions will push oil revenues for Nigeria, black A f r i c a ' s biggest oil producer, well beyond its currently estimated annual revenue of $7.5 billion. Student Praises Nixon (r) .NVit York Times Service W A S H I N G T O N - "We want to be heard," a student at M i a m i University, Ohio, wrote to President Nixon, "I am 21 years old, very conservative but very radical. I am s u p p o r t i n g you and praying for you." The student is part of a network of grass-roots activists across the country who are working to prevent the resignation or i m p e a c h m e n t of Nixon. His letter touched on one of the common threats that runs through their loosely organized movement: a sense of alienation and of outrage that has increased as President N i x o n ' s troubles have worsened. His letter, which the White House released with the name .deleted, expressed a plaintive ·' hope that "silent voices" now cut off from authority and the chance to be heard might somehow "start a chain reaction across the country" and turn the tide in the President's favor. No one seems to know the extent of the pro-Nixon activists -- the people who circulate petitions, write letters to Washington and speak out for him in their communities. But according to several polls since l a t e last vear, 25 per cent of the public supports Nixon, whatever the damaging disclosures. Mr. Nagle was sentenced to 60 d a y s i n p r i s o n , w h i c h h e served until August 24. 1957." Proxmire said. The senator said that the Army has told him that Sur- v i v a l Technology has been awarded five contracts since June 1971. including one for nerve-gas detection, for a total of $570.975.25 worth of business. The Can-Tite Corp. has received 18 contracts, totaling about $1.1 million, from the Edgevvood Arsenal, he said, a d d i n g that the arsenal has p r o v i d e d e q u i p m e n t a n d nerve, mustard and blistering Depletion Allowance Repeal Near WILLIAM PROXMIRE Asks for Review gases to the firm for test purposes. Proxmire called for a quick review of the contracts to determine if they were processed properly and to assure that the gases were handled securely "and safeguarded from unauthorized transfer to any other source." (C) The 'Washington Post WASHINGTON-Congress is closer to repealing the oil depletion allowance than ever before in the 48-year history of the oil industry's tax break. Antioil company sentiment in the aftermath of last winter's energy crisis has made it good election-year politics to aim at cutting oil industry profits. Ending the depletion allowance has the added advantage of raising extra tax revenue at the same time that it cuts industry profits by "approximately half the current domestic after-tax windfalls," according to Sen. Warren Magnuson (D. -Wash) and Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D- Conn. THE DEPLETION allowance exempts from tax the first 22 per cent of gross in- Casualmaker in nylon jersey . . . Sy Frankl, Inc. creates the classic wallpaper print on easy care 100% Arnel nylon jersey knit. Easy in, easy out zip front and twin pleated skirt with leatherette belt. The shirt collar is very flattering and short sleeves are cool summer wearing. 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Attempts to end the allowance are expected to come up on both the House and Senate floors the last week in May. They are given a 50-50 chance of succeeding. The way was opened for the House vote when, in a rebuff to Speaker Carl Albert and ways and means committee Chairman Wilbur Mills, D- Ark., the Democratic caucus voted last week to instruct the rules committee to clear Rep. William Green's amendment ending the allowance as of last Jan. 1. Gveen, D-Pa., a member of ways and means, was unhappy with the committee's proposal to phase out the depletion allowance over three years, starting in 1975. After Mills announced his intention to seek a "closed rule" barring floor amendments to the committee bill. Green decided to test a caucus procedure adopted last year for challenging the closed rule. He needed only 50 signatures on a petition asking the caucus to act. He got the signatures of 128 of the 247 House Democrats, a clear majority. 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