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* Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston. WeM Virginia /4 J * Adieu William A. Johnson, a federal energy official who is leaving government service, says the Nixon administration allowed political wheeling and dealing in crude oil price controls. (AP Wirephoto) I Testing Slated 1 s * I I PARIS UP) - President Valery Giscard d'Estaing announced Saturday that the imminent series of French nuclear tests in the Pacific will be the last ones conducted in the atmosphere. At the same time the defense ministry warned all shipping to stay clear of the "nuclear security zone" around the French-held Muru- roa Atoll in the Pacific from Tuesday until further notice. The French president said all further nuclear weapons tests would be carried out underground. The French have held tests every summer since 1966 at Mururoa. 1,000 miles southeast of Tahiti, despite a growing storm of international protest. For the past three years France has been preparing an underground test site at Fan- gataufa Atoll, 50 miles to the south. During his successful election campaign last month Giscard d'Estaing promised to maintain and develop France's independent nuclear deterrent, one of the cherished dreams of the late Gen. Charles de Gaulle. However, in the cabinet the new president included as reform minister Jean-Jacques Servan- Schreiber, long an outspoken critic of the test program. Boost Is Aim WASHINGTON - (AP) Various Midwestern congressmen are asking President Nixon to cut beef imports, hoping to boost live beef prices that have dropped nearly 35 per cent since last summer. Several congressmen, including Rep. W. R. Poage, D- Tex., chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, have told Nixon t h a t , because prices have dropped and supplies increased, there is no need for unlimited imports. Â»- IMPORTS may, in fact, drive some cattlemen out of business, they say. But George Hoffman, an Agriculture Department economist specializing in livestock developments, said that limiting imports could in the long run harm cattlemen by bringing up retail prices and angering consumers. A meat boycott by consumers in April, 1973, brought about retail price controls that were not lifted until last September. However, when they were lifted, farmers flooded the market with beef they had withheld during the controls, causing a further price reduction. The import quotas were abandoned on June 26,1972, to offset retail meat-price increases. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz is expected to decide by July 1 whether to invoke these limitations on imports, Hoffman said. ** THE DECISION to lift quotas "was intended to check the extremely high price of beef which prevailed at that time," Poage wrote to Nixon. "Today, exactly the reverse situation exists. Prices of live animals are too low and we have adequate supplies." When it was last imposed, the quota limited imports to 1.042 billion pounds annually, according to the House Agriculture Committee. The Agriculture Department expects imports to teach 1.6 billion pounds this year, about 7 per cent of the beef consumed in the United States. "Plenty of guys are losing stupendous amounts of money," said a spokesman for the House Agriculture Committee. Quickly From Wire Dispatches Poor WASHINGTON - The Labor Department has boosted the income levels used by federal agencies to determine a family's eligibility for assistance to the poor. The new levels are $250 per year higher for an urban family of four and $370 higher for a family of seven, reflecting the increase in the cost of living since the last criteria were set in June 1973, the department said Saturday. The e f f e c t is to q u a l i f y many more families for the variety of assistances programs. -- , . , Vesco SAN JUAN, P. R. - A San Juan newspaper said Saturday that owners of a Puerto Rican building empire have filed a $42 million damage suit against Robert Vesco and his financial operations. The legal action arises from transactions started in 1972 under which the Vesco empire was to furnish $12 million to finance projects for Ariel and Enrique Gutierrez, El Mundo eaid. Candidate MARIETTA, Ga. - Retired Air Force Col. J. Quincy Collins Jr., who spent 7% years in North Vietnamese prison camps, said Saturday that he's planning to run for Congress. He said his experience as a 1 POW gives him special, qualifications. Collins, who resigned from the Air Force May 1, plans to announce his candidacy Monday for the Republican nomination in the 7th District, which covers the northwest corner of Georgia. * * * SLA LOS ANGELES - Authorities appeared no closer Saturday to finding Patricia Hearst and her Symbionese Liberation; Army associates despite receiving a tape from the trio of fugitives. FBI.and.Los Angeles police continued as analysis of the tape, but said it told them nothing about the location of Miss Hearst and William and Emily Harris, the last three SLA members being sought, or about the identity of persons claiming affiliation with the revolutionary group. W Tax Cut WASHINGTON - The Senate plans debate Tuesday or Wednesday on a $6.6 billion tax cut and major tax reform, but the legislation is not likely to go anywhere. Revenue legislation must originate in the House. The Senate has picked as the vehicle for the debate a minor House-passed bill on import duties on ship equipment." Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., has made it clear he is not going to consider this bill when it goes back to the House no matter what the Senate attaches to it. Arrested LIMA, Peru -- Deported opposition leader Javier Alva Orlandini was arrested by President Juan Velasco's military regime when he returned to Peru on Friday. Alva Orlandini was deported to neighboring Bolivia a week ago for publicly demanding that Velasco hold elections and return the country to constitutional government. Rapist Killed During Attack NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (ap) -- Two coeds were raped by a man armed with an ice pick but then turned on their assailant and strangled, him to death with a scarf after he threatened to kill them, police said Saturday. A spokesman for the Volusia County sheriff's office said the name of the 26-year-old rapist was being withheld until relatives were notified. Police said the two women were I n d i a n a U n i v e r s i t y coeds, but under Florida law names of rape victims cannot be published. LIBRARY HUGE The 320 miles of shelves in the Library of Congress contain more than 72 million books. There are 4,000 em- ployes. The library attracts more than a million visitors annually, and answers nearly 200,000 requests a year for information by members of Congress. First You Get .. Â£ Youngsters hungrily attack what was billed as the world's largest tostado, created to mark the start of weekly Mexican brunches at a Phoenix, Ariz., hotel. The 500 tortillas were topped with 50 pounds of chopped beef, 10 gallons of retried beans, 35 pounds of tomatoes and 50 pounds of cheese. (AP Wirephoto) *. . , ~*4f~ ~ - .. ** i x " ~ **Â» Â« C-*** . -V" * ** ' i~f * f * t~" Â·* * '**.. V -r-- * . ."%Â»-'*Â· f * v - Â» ^" 'They'll Laugh At Her, 9 He Says CHICAGO--UP)-- Stung by allegations of sex discrimination, the police department plans to put some "rough, tough" policewomen on regular patrol duty. The move is a reaction to a report by the Chicago Law Enforcement Study Group that charged the department dis- crminates against women by assigning them primarily as youth officers or at women's detention facilities. Â»Â· SO 60 WOMEN recruits are being put through the same courses taken by men in preparation for regular patrol duty. Male officers who criticize the program say responding to robberies, brawls, shootings and other violence, patrol car assignments can be rough, tough jobs. "We have some rough, tough women," said a police spokesman. Patrol women will have the option of wearing a uniform with skirts or trousers and will pack a pistol and a night stick. But not all the men like the idea. Patrolman Bob Trusz, 25, questions whether they can handle such duties as breaking up street gang congregations. "We have to talk tough to get them to disperse," he said. "What is a woman going to do in such a situation? They'll laugh at her." *. PATROLMAN DANIEL NOON, 27, who works the night shifft, says he has to be aggressive "and a female partner could hamper me.. a lot of time I could have more problems. . .And I wouldn't let her drive." But Patrolman Charles W. Gunter, 26, thinks differently. "I come from a family where my wife is a woman's libber," he said. "I do housework and she does housework." 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