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GAZETTE -MAIL CITY EDITION WEATHER OTTLOOK - Rain likely, with hi|frs ranging from the uppers 60 to the upper 70s and tows dipping into the 50s. Details on Page 4A. W«t Virginia, Sunday Moral** May 30, 1976 Skyrocketing Gas Prices Feared in Bill ByTmRaim WASHINGTON (AP) - A compromise natural gas deregulation bill headed for Senate action could send gas prices to consumers soaring by as much as $17.5 billion over the next three years, a new congressional study said Saturday. The study by the Library of Congress is the first formal estimate of what the measure would cost. The bill, which has broad backing in the Senate, was designed to break a months-long impasse over natural gas deregulation. * IT WOULD MAINTAIN some price limits and phase out others. If enacted, consumers could expect to pay 110 billion more for natural gas by 1977 and $17.5 billion by 1979, the study said. It made no attempt to relate this increase directly to homeowners who use natural gas for heating or cooking. However earlier Senate Commerce Committee staff members estimated increases to most consumers of 10 to 15 per cent a year. ceilings on "old" gas. drilled from existing wells. It would set a new maximum of $1.CO per thousand cubic feet for new onshore production, a ceiling that could rise to reflect inflation and which would be eliminated entirely after seven years. For new offshore production, the new limit would be $1.35 per thousand cubic feet. Natural gas sold on the interstate market is now regulated by the federal government at 52 cents per thousand cubic feet. The gas industry wants all price limits removed, claiming that the price now is held so law that there is no incentive for exploring for new gas reserves. The Senate last fall passed a bill to gradually eliminate these controls. But the House turned around and earlier this year voted to broaden the limits over major producers. These conflicting versions produced a congressiooai deadlock; The new compromise was designed to. snake loose. .· · ' . ;·· . . . ' · · _ - · .-·'· .-' ;''·' · Its chances of passage in the Senate are' generally viewed as'good,- since it is endorsed by several leading senators who formerly opposed any, form of deregula- · · tiofc : : ·):·······'· '·;·:''·'·±*···;;''. ; /;; ; ^-:'the new measure would keep existing; REP. JOHN MOSS, D-Calif., and Sen. John Durkin, D-N.H., sought the Library of Congress study. Durkin said he objected to the way the bill was "shot through the Senate Commerce Committee without benefit of a single hearing or piece of testimony." That panel approved the compromise on May 18 by a vote of 16 to 1. Durkin cast the lone dissent. The study also questioned the bill's way of allowing producers to claim gas produced from wells in extensions of previously discovered reservoirs as high-priced "new" gas. This could allow a lot of gas to be priced as new when it would otherwise be regarded as "old" gas, the study said. Moss and Durkin, in a joint statement, said this provision is a "glaring loophole." Festival Queen The 1976 Mountain State Forest Festival Queen is Cynthia Lucas of Clarksburg. She is a student at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., where she is majoring in phychology. The 21-year-old queen will reign at the festival which will be held Oct. 3-10. Also see the story on Page 8A. (Photo by Valerie Cuonzo) HavsMay Be Called ; ' * J . : . ' . . : :: : By JouthiB WtlBjU, Qu Ueaturedin One 'Servant* Serves One public official in West Virginia has done something for which all of us can be thankful: managed state money as if it were his own, says today's lead editorial. To find out which public-servant should be re-elected, and why, turn to Page 2E:. · ' " . - . ' : · · WASHINGTON (AP) -Federal investigators have found enough evidence to consider asking Rep. Wayne Hays to testify before a grand jury about allegations that he put a-wbmah on his congressional committee staff to be his mistress, a source close to the probe said Saturday. Requiring an employe of Congress to provide sex as part of her job could be a violation of federal laws against misusing public funds. "There is starting to be hard stuff here," the source said of efforts to evaluate a claim by Elizabeth Ray, 33, that Hays put her on his administration committee payroll to provide him with sex. Hays has admitted a "personal relationship" with Miss Ray but denied she re- ceived her IM-OO^a-year salary just to be his mistress. : ' " '' ' . . . . - . Ray's.:attbrney said federal prosecutors: have agreed to eranther Immunity from prosecution "if she testifies truthfully" before the grand jury. -The attorney, Albert Ahem, said Miss -Ray is in seclusion and has not yet appeared before the panel. Hays' attorney, Judah Best, said the government has not asked Hays to testify and he declined to speculate what Hays would do if invited. . The Justice Department has not decided yet whether to call Hays before the grand jury the source said. But he added that generally "you would invite the guy, and he could give us his side if he wanted to." The source said Hays would be called only if he agreed to testify. · · ' . ' . The Justice Department also is looking into similar allegations involving other congressional offices, the source said. "These allegations have been made, and they all will be pursued. What's hard now just involves Hays." _ The source said the grand jury is also ; By Margaret Geitry concerned with allegations there were WASHINGTON (AP) - Atty. Gen. Ed- President Ford had been accused by "some other people on the (Hays) payroll ard H Levi will stay out of the Boston some Democrats of raising the issue for that were doing less than a full day s worn chool busing case for now but may ask p^cai reas ons before he faced a prima- _ not necessarily sexual favors. the Supreme Court later to restrict the ry e i ect ion in Kentucky and Tennessee, One lawyer connected with ne case scope of courtordered desegregation re- wher e busing had been a matter of contro- said: "They're sacking dose to.tnet r; aua medies the Justice Department said Sat- V ersy. He denied the allegation as he won issue." But he conceded: It s nara to ___ j... ' ~ »i»cn oidMinnc iaqt TupsHav nlav down the sex angle. Levi Rejects Boston Busing Court Action WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. energy officials are worried that a proposed swap with Iran of war planes fo ; r oil could dan- gCTously lock energy-policy and foreign policy together "; : ; '" v .".-- . : : . In such a tarter, M authoritative administration source said, a foreign policy decision to suspend delivery of planes or parts might automatically cut off the ship- .ments of oil earmarked as payment. Various others in government say the State Department and Defense Department hace, so far, raised no objections to an arms-for-oil barter .with Iran. But even if a swap with Iran is acceptable, the administration source said, it would set a precedent that would make it harder for the United States to say no if other oil-producing nations demand arms in payment for their oil. SPOKESMEN for the Boeing Co., General Dynamics and the Northrop-Corp. have confirmed that these three companies have begun preliminary negotiations to sell Iran military aircraft in return for oil. A spokesman for General Dynamics said that firm's negotiations involved the possible sale of about 300 F 16 fighter planes, which have in previous sales cost about $6 million each. (Tin to Page 4A, Col. 1) The program for Monday night's concert of the Armed Forces Bicentennial Band and Chorus will feature marches, American traditional favorites and ai sprinkling of semihighbrow music, the director, U. Cot Richard E. Thurston announced Saturday. ' ·/:. ;··;·..,.. '. . '··A picturt of the Armtd Forcei Bicenltn- ' nial Band and Chona appean on pagt IB. Appearance of the musical aggregation called the best military band and chorus in the world today is being sponsored by the The Charleston Gazette and the Kanawha Parks and Recreation Commission. Music will begin at 7 p.m. Monday on the Kanawha Boulevard side of the State Capitol. The program, a salute to America s 200th birthday, will begin appropriately enough with the band playing the National Anthem followed by "Overture to Candide;" "Carnival of Venice" with Brian L. Bowman as soloist, three marches of John Phillip Sousa, "On the Trial" from the "Grand Canyon Suite," a tribute to Stephen Foster, and five old American songs. AFTER A short intermission, the 24-voice chorus will present a love music medley with Lance Sweigart as soloist, "All Through the Night" with H. Richard Knorr as soloist and a collection of spirituals with Harding Epps, Steven Marvin and those elections last Tuesday. Ford issued a statement Saturday saying that he respected Levi's decision. But he directed the attorney general "to continue an active search for a busing case which would be suitable for judicial review of current case law on forced school busing." Ford also pushed Levi "to develop legislative remedies to minimize forced school busing." The President promised to send a message to Congress recommending such legislation soon. "I believe that ways can be found to minimize forced busing while also remaining true to the nation's ideals and our educational goals," the President said. At his news briefing, Bork remarked, "I don't know why the focus is ?n busing." He said the department "recognizes that busing is a proper remedy under certain circumstances. We have not said anything about any particular type of remedy." He and other department officials do not intend to challenge merely the use of bus,, . ,o ing in any brief before the Supreme Court, Always on Sunday -IB jj«^'^^ ^ department would argue that federal judges should impose only enough busing or other remedies to correct whatever past segregation was due to official acts of local school boards urday. Levi and Solicitor Gen. Robert H. Bork refused to explain their reasons for deciding against intervening in the Boston case. But they said if the court agrees to review it, the department will file a brief as it does in virtually all desegregation cases before the high court. In a department brief in the Boston case or any other school case, the department will take the position that busing or any other tool of desegregation should be restricted, Bork told reporters. »· "THE REMEDIES should be tailored to the violation," Bork said. He said the department position would encompass a wide range of desegregation methods, rather than busing atone. Bork insisted that the decision to stay out of the Boston case now was made "on entirely legal grounds," and that political considerations played no part at all. Spotlight play down the sex angle." (Tin to Page 4A, Col. t) Heart Attack, Wreck Injuries Kill Woman A 74-year-old Charleston woman died Saturday of a heart attack and injuries she received when she was hit by a car while she was crossing the street in the 2400 block of Seventh Avenue. She was Mrs. Lisa Imhof of 2407 Washington St. W. An attendant at General Division of Charleston Area Medical Center said there was no way of knowing whether the woman suffered the attack before or after she was struck by the car. The attendant described the heart attack as "acute." · Help to Be Offered For Troubled Minds Help for the troubled mind will be provided in a new feature to begin in the "ABCs of Health" and "The Human Condition." two features already a part nlTTBJia V*. *s~fnf~J ^^ Building News «C Business News 14D Chess *f; Classified Ads 6E-12E Columnists IB. 1E-3E Current Affairs !E Editorials 2E Home, Family -,....IMD Magazine 1M-BM Obituaries 15 P. Page Opposite 3E Correction Sports JSMTM TbecorrertdatesoftbeSLAlbansTown Tram.:.. ""-· °- ' ' Yair a 1 * Jnne 22 through June 27 * Yf^ ** "·*·'" * ^ (Toi to Page 4A, O». J) THE ACCIDENT happened at about 12:20 p.m. She died in the hospital at 2:50 p.m. In addition to the heart attack, Mrs. Imhof was suffering from a head injury and internal bleeding. Charleston police identified the driver of the vehicle as Lovell E. Nichols, 68, of 1500 Bridge Rd. The death of Mrs. Imhoff raised the state's Memorial Day weekend traffic toll to three. The toll for the entire weekend last year was two. / PROBLEMS OF DEPRESSION, loneliness, drug abuse alcoholism that inT^^ th S SwhThave agreed to provide answers are Dr. Mildred Bate- TMn director of the "west Virginia Mental Health Department; Dr. D.P. f Sfer Dr Da^d E Wallace of Madison: Mary Burdette. MSV, coordina- SofsoSi Srtces'of Kanawha County Schools: J. Robert Darnell super- XSSSSS State Hospital: Louise 8. Gerrard. executive director JSe West VtSnia Commission on Aging. Ed Johnson, administrator d HiSand HospiUl: Bettv S. Pfttman. counselor and provisional clinical Kng^ Haute outpatient director of the West Virginia University School of Medi^ S SepaffiS behavioral medicine and psychiattvin Charteton .and SsffiSrugTreatrnenlCenterinCharteston.Otherswillbeaddedas Spec. Lance Sweigart Baritone Soloist Karin Harris as soloists. The band will then come back with "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Salute to the Armed Forces," and "Stars and Stripes Forever." (Tim to Page 4A, Cd. 3) Rhodesian Forces Kill 14 Guerrillas SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) - Security forces have killed 14 more black guerrillas in white-ruled Rhodesia's sharply escalating war along its 800- mile border with Mozambique, the government announced Saturday. The deaths bring to 98 the number of guerrillas killed in what has been the bloodiest month of fighting since the war began in December 1972. In all of 1975 the death toll amounted to 140 insurgents and 17 members of the Rhodesian security forces. A security force communique said 11 of the latest insurgent dead were killed in a clash near the Mozambique border. It added that one of the other three insurgents was killed when one group of guerrillas attacked another but gave no further details. ea the S^day Gazette-Ma,. June 6. Memphis. - e * -- J eVe n However a mental health professional from Region HI S aineTters pm-ided a stainped self-addressed envelope accompa nies'the letter. Charleston .Vine /nninjr*

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