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Gdlesburg Register-Mai I, Qqlesbufg, Oil Giants Scoff at Trust'Bust Efforts Thursday, July J ?,! 973 13 By JAMES ft. KING United Press International Major oil companies scoffed at the government's trust- busting efforts in the petroleum industry Wednesday. One of the eight corporate giants named in a federal Trade Commission antitrust complaint said the government's' action itself could result in higher gasoline prices. "It is not just a question of the FTC's wanting us out of the refining business," Shell Oil Co.'s Harry Bridges said in a statement issued from the company's Houston headquar* ters. "One senator wants us out of the transportation business. A Florida suit wants a separation between exploration and production from the rest "If all these things prevailed, the industry Would be split into a large number of companies all working separately, and a company like Shell would have to become four different companies with different shareholders. "This would be completely inefficient and would result in high prices to the consumer," he said. But outside the industry, the FTC charge seemed to stir new complaints against the major oil' companies of monopolizing and contriving the fuel shortage to jack up prices and rake in bigger profits. In Philadelphia, Peter Page, the president of Pennsylvania's Mayors Association, called for a congressional "Watergate style" investigation of major oil firms, saying they are "out to screw the independent dealers and drive them out of There are two sides to every story... i For the outside For the inside DUTCH BOY PAINTS THEM BEST Black Bros. PAINT DEPARTMENT Main & Seminary Downtown Galesburg business." And on the West Coast, eight major oil firms including several named in Tuesday's FTC antitrust complaint were ordered to send representatives to court in Los Angeles today to answer questions about a 50 per cent increase in the amount the county has to pay for gasoline this year as compared with last. San Francisco's electric utility company, which runs its generators on natural gas and oil, said it does not have enough fue) to run at full power and has made plans to reduce electricity to some of its 10 million customers next year if necessary. The firm also said it may resort to "selective blackouts." Oil company spokesman vigorously denied FTC accusations that the shortage is their fault, saying it came about despite their efforts. The statement issued by 6. R. Dorsey, board chairman of Gulf, was typical. '.'Gulf and the industry have done an outstanding job in meeting the growing and changing energy needs of the American public," Dorsey said in Pittsburgh. "This is convinc- ngly demonstrated by the fact I that prices for gasoline and other petroleum products have risen at a much slower rate than the general rate of inflation in this country. "I regret that this witch hunt comes at a time when we should be devoting all of our [efforts to meeting the potentially serious energy shortage Americans face today." Possible Victim Of Gang Fount! EDWARDSVILLE, III. (UPt) — Alyous P. Thompson, 33* St. Louis, was found shot to death Wednesday near the entrance to Southern Illinois University^ Edwardsville campus, police said. Authorities said Thompson, who had been shot nine times, was probably the victim of a gang killing. Wasp Eater The skunk eats wasips as part [of Ms diet. He digs up a nest of yellow jackets and eals the grwbs. A Lot of Water As of 1970, the. United states was withidfa^ing a total ;of 370 billion gallons of water la day from surface and groundwater sources to meet the negds of Americans. This amounts to an average of about 1,800 gallons per day per person. I;' LOSIUOLYPAT loiina weiiht tddty OR MONEY BACK. MONADEX Itl tiny labial that will Ml* eurb *o«r 4a* air* lor Mews tootf* tat lMa<*al0ri laat. Cdrttalftt M «ift|iraiit!Mru0« and Mil Ml IMM fott Mftotet No •lr«fiuem«MralM. CMMiHhr lite ... atari today. MOHAOEX»eoHa $3.00 far * 20 da* supply mat 1100 for Med Ih* amount. Lei* ujtfy lit er your money will few rafiindtd with no questions aikad by: North Side Drugs—1170 N .l ••mi- nary — Mall Orderi FIIMdJ Fallen Ridei Ichiro.Takagi, 23, a Japanese physics student whose lifelong dream of touring the western U. S. by bicycle was halted when he was hit by a car, carries Roger Nozki, one of a family who befriended him. Takagi was hit near Chicago shortly after beginning his 55- day tour. UNIFAX f Tokyo Youth's Bike Dream Bites Dust CHICAGO (UPI) — Ichiro Ta-i2,000 miles in Japan. He col- kagi dreamed of cycling for miles and miles across a vast, open land. • . * The 23-year-old physics student, from Tokyo wanted to pit his endurance against the broad stretch of" the; American West. "I wanted to test my ability, to see to what extent I could stretch my endurance," Takagi told an interpreter. He speaks very little, English. "I wanted to seek some truth in the large, spacious land and perhaps study the peoples there. "Not the cities. I am from a big city myself," Takagi said. Preparation Last summer as preparation, the youth cycled more than TRADE-IN-SALE $ 10 For Your Old Glider TO APPLY TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF ANY NEW GLIDER IN OUR STORE! It's Glider Time... Full 84" innerspring cushion offers ample room for three, or you can stretch out and lay down in comfort, Smart, modern styling. Polished aluminum frame allows full glide action-like floating on a cloud. All vinyl fabric in blue or green floral pattern. Reg. 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The Nozaki family brought Takagi into their home after he was released from the hospital. "He gave up the idea of cycling and he's planning to leave Thursday for Japan," Nozaki said. "I am very disappointed, But I didn't take it so seriously. The people have been very wonderful, very nice," Takagi said. Nozaki did persuade the youth to travel by bus to California State Will Take Road Work Bids SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Division of Highways will take bids on road projects in FuUon and Peoria counties July 31 in Springfield. Projects in Fulton County include widening and resurfacing a half-mile of Chestnut Street at the east edge of Canton; widening and resurfacing a 4.4- mile stretch of road between Vermont and U.S. 136, and 7.7- miles of resurfacing on 111. 116 between 111. 97 and Farmington. j Scheduled for improvement in' Peoria County are 5.3 miles of resurfacing on 111. 8 between Il\." 78 and Oak Hill, and .27- mile of resurfacing on Main Street between Lancaster Street and Saylord Street in Glasford. The first sailing ship built as' a tanker to carry oil in 1863 had hollow iron masts. Whem the oil grew warm in shipment, ; it could expand by flowing up! the inside of the mast. 1 from where his plane leaves. Takagi said he couldn't pass up a chance to see the Grand Canyon. 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