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tvWf^vfV r*<s ».•:«™ Gasoline S By J AMES R. KING United PttSB International Oasoline stations flcwss the nattofi are staying open a little ldfigtr ftftd have relaxed quotas -j ©fi sites slightly for the third 7 week iff a row, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). - Inventories of gasoline and heating oil "are in pretty fair shape" and "gradually creeping tip" due to a slowing'o< demand, nceorting to Dr. James S. Gross ot the National Petroleum Cotineil. But the AAA said there is still a shortage, and the petroleum council, an Oil industry group which advises the interior secretary, urged the government Tuesday to establish an emergency plan ^including foe! rationing in case foreign petroleum supplies are suddenly cut off. , >; -.'Bm AAA's weekly report said 46 per cent ot the stations surveyed in a national sample aff operating normal hours without limiting sales, cdm- pared to 47 per cent the previous week-and 7.5 per cent Gdl6sburQ ^ReQjste^Mail / GQje§bufa / ill. VV^drlesday, July 2% 1973 f? it Longer as Demand for Fuel Slackens are limiting dates, compared with 9 per cent the week before. But Denver, Colo., was still the hardest hit area. The AAA said 97 to 98 per cent of the city's stations were closed during the weekend, and 66, per cent of them are closing by noon on weekdays. The energy shortage, while it may be easing slightly, is the result of years of using fuel carelessly, according to Stand* ard Oil of Indiana Chairman John E. Swearingen. "We have been on a long binge, during which we have taken unlimited, low-cost energy for granted, and we have been consuming it at a rate which has no parallel in history," he told the National tress Club. "It is now the morning after, and we have some medicine to take." The petroleum council's report said, "On an emergency basis, petroleum fuel usage could possibly be reduced in the range of about 1.2 billion barrels per day to 1.6 barrels per day in 1974 and 1.4 million to 2 million barrels per day in 1978, With a combination of voluntary and mandatory fuel curtailment procedures. "Rapid attainment of these reductions would depend on the ready availability of a standby gasoline rationing system that could be put into effect quickly." Suit Seeks Compensation For Syphilis 'Experiment' MONTGOMERY, Ala. (UPI) — The. NAACP charged in a ,$1.8 billion suit Tuesday that federal and state agencies lured 600 black men into a/ syphilis experiment with promises of free food, free rides and cheap , burials. Not Treated The NAACP's Legal Defense Fund said in the federal suit that 399 of the men had syphilis and "were untreated and uninformed of the nature of their illness as part of a government-sponsored experiment. The victims ... were told they were joining a health program." Because the 399 syphilitica in the Tuskegee, Ala., experiment Were not treated—even after it was discovered that penicillin was an effective treatment "significant numbers" of them developed diseases of the heart and central nervous system, and their death rate was twice as high as that of 201 members of a control group who did not have the disease, the suit said, i "By 1972, there were only 74 known survivors, all of who had been subject to various disabilities . because of untreated syphilis," it said, Children Of the untreated syphilitics sometimes were born with abnormalities, said the suit. "All the participants, 85 per cent of whom had less than a sixth grade education, were persuaded to join a social 'lodge* named after the Public Health Service nurse who supervised the study in the field," the suit said. Inducements "Inducements to join were offers of free medicine (except for syphilis), free rides in government limousines with government decals on the doors, cash payments of $35, ^expensive burials and free, hot meals on examination day," the NAACP said. It quoted one unnamed witness as saying, "Free hot meals meant more than $50 worth of free medical examination.". The suit asked for $3 million in damages for each of the 600 men—including the members of the control group—who took part in the experiment, which began in 1932. It also asked for an injunction against any such experiments in the future, "except with the informed consent of the subjects and proper guidelines for human experimentation." THE MAILBOX (Continued from page 4) or. business clothes. But how about today? ' This youngn is now 2 or 3 or 4 years and there's not a place in town he or she can be taken that wilf build the joy and ex eitement of a merry-go-round or a little train or a Ferris wheel or even a. sandbox. 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