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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 39

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 13, 1973
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Go 16sbur g Reg i ste f- MQ jj r Go (esbu f g A j H . Wednesday, June 13, J ?73,39 Economist Urges Gtas Cost Boost To Curtail Its USIB By JAMES R. KING United Press International A former White House economist says the nation's energy shortage could be eased \t gasoline prices were jacked so high that indiscriminate use of automcteiles would be discouraged. An Apollo astronaut says the country should try to harness the sun's power to solve its fuel crisis. And in Washington, where seme government office build* ings dimmed lights Tuesday to conserve power, the " White Mouse announced President Nixon will soon announce the creation of a new Cabinet-level "Departrrient of Energy and Natural Resources." Despite suggested solutions to the problem, the nation's limited supply of energy was uncomfortably apparent to millions of Americans, especially on the crowded Eastern Sea­ board where electrical power was cut back for a second day in a'row during a record heat wave. Eight of 10 Closed In Oklahoma a firm announced eight of its 10 service stations have been forced to close for lack of enough gasoline. In Texas rationing of natural gas was being considered, and in Washington the American Automobile Association reported the number of gasoline stations in the nation with normal operations dropped from ,57 per cent last week to 84 per cent this week. One solution to the gasoline shortage, advanced by the former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, Paul W. McCrackcn, was a 10-cent-per-gallon gasoline price increase now, and an equally large price hike next year. "The tax on gasoline should Scientists Studying 4 Spectacular' Data Sent Back by Apollo Moon Machines be increased by 10 cents a gallon immediately, and by another 10 cents next year, in order to dampen the demand and curtail consumption," said McCracken, who is now a faculty member at the University of Michigan. A quite different solution, suggested by Col. Walter Cunningham, a member of the first Apollo spaceflight crew, is to harness the sun's power. Cunningham said large solar energy gathering devices installed in space could transmit energy to earth by laser beams. By BRUCE E. HICKS UPI Space Writer HOUSTON (UPr) - Although most of the space agency's efforts are directed to Skylab, . lunar scientists are just getting in high gear studying the wealbh of data collected by a network of instruments lefit by Apollo explorers. Science Today The five automated observatories, gathering data from the moon for 3^ years, have been relaying information on moonquakes, the lunar atmosphere, meteoroid impacts, magnetic waves and the flow of heat up to the lunar surface. Dr. David Strangway, acting chief of the planetary and earth sciences division at the Johnson $pace Center, said scientists are just now delving into the information with an eye to interrelating the data from different instruments. "Before, we took roughs of it, hitting the highlights and the spectacular things," Strangway said. "But, .when you start putting it together, it's really spectacular, at least to us." "We built a framework during the Apollo program," he said. "Now we're trying to put the little pieces into the frame." Strangway said determining the moon's temperaitures and a moonquake map are two of those pieces. Data from the Apollo 15 and 17 'instruments show the moon expelling much more heat than the earth for its smaller surface area. "If the heat flow was standard throughout the moon, and not concentrated near the surface, it would be a very, very hot body," Strangway said. "The heat shows most of the radioactivity is near the surface." He said that, through a network of four seismometers, scientists have put together a moonquake map, showing that almost all the activity is on the (front side of the moon and concentrated along several zones. Nuclear Generators Used Strangway said he expects the instruments to keep working for several years, although most had only a year's guaranteed life. The Apollo 12 scientific station, placed in the Ocean of Storms in November 1969, is still operating. All are powered by nuclear generators. "I see no reason why they won't keep going," he said. "There is some time in the future when it will quit, but we can't even guess when." He said researchers were studying the lunar samples that were returned along with the instrument's data. "With both together, we can learn a great deal more than we would have • with either alone," he said. "Only a small fraction of the sun's energy gets to earth because the atmosphere acts as a screen," the former astronaut said. The Justice Department, meanwhile, filed an antitrust suit against Texaco and Coastal States Gas Producing Co., saying the two firms have an agreement that in effect restricts gasoline supplies to independent retailers. In the Southwest In the Southwest, one of those independent retailers, Young Oil Co., which sells nearly a half billion gallons of gasoline a year in Oklahoma, announced it will be forced to close all but two or three of its 10 stations by the end of June. Soaring costs and sharp reductions in available gasoline have already closed three stations belonging to the firm. The Texas Railroad Commission called a hearing today to discuss a proposed natural gas curtailment plan that would allow a gas company to allocate reserves in southern Texas according to a priority system. The system would give first priority to domestic users such as schools, churches and hospitals, and lower priority to industry. And in Florida, Gov. Reubin Askew called for reducing the state's 70 mile an hour'speed limit to as low as So to conserve gasoline. He said he didn't know if the fuel crisis was based on a genuine shortage or created by oil companies to drive prices up, but he said the fact remains some service stations are running out of supplies and it is only prudent to conserve it. "It's all added tremendously to what we know about the moon. The whole notion of the moon's structure came from the instruments. "Before, we were worrying about getting the things there and getting them working. Now we have time to learn from what we have." House Extends Peace Corps Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) - By a 329-64 roll call vote, the House Tuesday passed and sent to the Senate a bill providing $77 million to extend the life of the Peace Corps for one more year. The one-jyear bill was agreed on by a House and Senate conference committee after the House yielded on its version providing for a two-year authorization of $77 million for fiscal 1974 and $80 million for 1975. 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