San Antonio Express from San Antonio, Texas on January 2, 1976 · Page 2
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Page 2-A H SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS—Friday January 2 1976 Pope Paul is tired, likely to take a rest Pope Paul VI is extremely tired after an arduous Christmas-New Year's schedule and is likely to take a complete rest for one or two weeks, qualified Vatican sources reported Thursday night. The 78-year-old pontiff's voice seemed Goldie wants divorce Actress Goldie Hawn is suing her husband, director Gus Trikonis, for divorce, in Los Angeles. Miss Hawn, 29, and Trikonis. 37. were married May lfi, 1969, in Honolulu and separated April 9, 1973. Each will pay his ow n lawyer’s fees and neither seeks support payments, the suit filed Wednesday in Superior Court savs. GOLDIE HAWN weak and fatigue was evident as he said in his New Year's message that peace “is fragile ... in this precariously balanced world” but that it is “a duty... a necessity," to achieve and protect it. The sources said the Pope is expected to cancel all audiences, public and private, in order to regain his strength. It would be the first time in his 12-year papacy for him to go into seclusion immediately after the strenguous activités of the year-end holidays, they said. The informants stressed that Pope Paul’s general health remains good and his need for rest should not be interpreted as the start of a serious illness. The Pope was reported concerned about the bloodshed in Lebanon and Angola Thursday when he spoke to a crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square about “the danger of incalculable ruins’’ conflict can bring. Rich suit A federal judge in Nashville has given all parties 60 days to consider a settlement in a copyright infringement suit by country music entertainer Charlie Rich and CBS. The suit alleged that Gusto Records had violated CBS’ and Rich’s copyrights by using an unauthorized likeness of the entertainer on an album and tape cover for recordings under the name of “Charlie Rich — The Silver Fox.” Holding hands Elvis in action Elvis Presley performs before a crowd of 60,000 in a New Year’s show at Pontiac Stadium, Pontiac, Mich. Elvis, showing some weight around the middle, ripped his pants in the opening minutes of the show and had to change after a few numbers. — AP Wire- photo. “I had only two hands all year and one was holding Abe Beanie's, quipped Gov. Huge Carey, during a yearend interview on legislators’ complaints he paid them too little attention in 1975. New York Mayor Beame was not immediately available to reply. Chaos in the Election Commission PRICK IIMKTIVI ftl SAT. «0i. 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V enezuela takesover oil firm’s holdings ASSOCIATED press CARACAS, Venezuela — President Carlos Andres Perez raised a huge yellow, blue and red Venezuelan flag over the country’s nationalized oil industry Thursday and warned that independent management of the vital resource is and will be difficult. The industry’s former operators, more than 30 mostly U.S.-owned oil companies whose concessions and property reverted to the state at midnight, began receiving the first of compensation ayments that will total 1.01 billion. Although the companies have ended 61 years of domination of Venezuela’s oil industry, many of them — including Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell and Gulf — will continue to buy a major share of the country’s oil and will provide paid technological aid to state operating companies that have taken their places. 'Our oil customers and the companies that have signed oil purchase and technological assistance contracts know also that we will not compromise the independence of national oil policy . . to Ceremonies 49 REG. 1.49 Laxativ« Tablets 30'$ ........ M" REG. IS* CUTEX Strong Nail With Nylon ORMA SHAVE Shave Foam 51? - ™ 11 oz. 53 REG. 1.39 FIORIRÀ WATER 97 MOTOROLA CAB STIMO MINI-SIZK COMPACT, S TRACK CAR STIRKO TAPI PIATIR SOLID STATE AC/DC MULTI RADIO •AM/FM • AIRCRAFT •WEATHER • POLICE BAND The 53-year-old Perez traveled to the western state of Zulia, center of the huge oil industry, for the colorful takeover ceremonies. He unfurled his nation’s flag atop a hill overlooking the Zumaque No. 1 well, the country’s first commercial producer drilled in 1914 by Shell Caribbean Petroleum Co. Top-ranking state, civic, church and military leaders as well as specially invited guests, • including representatives of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, accompanied Perez to the town of Cabimas on Lake Maracaibo for a televised address. to dialogue and ready fulfill its commitments ... will not fail in its duty to defend at all costs" its national interests. “Our oil customers and the companies that have signed oil purchase and technological assistance contracts know- also that we will not compromise the independence of national oil policy and that Venezuela will uphold its freedom to choose markets and seek technological support best suitable to the country’s interests.” The government has WASHINGTON — Under normal bureaucratic pressures, it takes a little time for a new agency to make a muddle of things. agreed to sell foreign oil companies approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil daily for the first three months of 1976 at current OPEC price levels of $11.51 a barrel. The amount falls short, however, of planned production of 2.2 million barrels a day. The oil companies origina lly had offered to buy nearly 2.4 million barrels a day, but at prices which Oil Minister Valentin Hernandez said were between 20 and 30 cents low'er than those sought by the government.______________ Third-biggest Venezuela is the third- biggest producer in the 13- member OPEC, after Saudi Arabia and Iran, and is the second-largest foreign supplier of oil to the United States after Canada. Exactly a year ago, the Venezuelan government nationalized the country’s iron mining industry. “The nationalization of the oil industry is and will be a difficult process," Perez told the nation’s 12 million citizens. “I cannot help but tell the country ... that the government 1 head is aware of the risks, which we already have begun to overcome. “Both the industrialized countries as well as the transnational companies know that Venezuela, open Reagan backers don’t like idea CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ronald Reagan’s proposal to cut $90 billion from the federal budget has made his supporters uneasy in New Hampshire where opponents say it could force the state to adopt its first income tax. Reagan campaign officials here have steered away from talking about the budget-cutting scheme, hoping it will not slow their challenge to President Ford. But Ford’s supporters have implied the proposal could raise havoc with New Hampshire’s fiscal balance. The plan The plan, which Reagan supporters say he will outline in detail while campaigning for the Feb. 24 Now Hampshire primary, calls for transferring a variety of federal programs to the states and thereby cutting fed era 1 expenditures. Reagan strategists say that while federal taxes would he cut by nearly one fourth, state taxes probably would have to be increased to pay for the additional state programs. Reagan says he would leave it to the states to “determine the magnitude of the plan,” and presumably the amount of state taxes to he collected. But even the speculation of new state taxes creates waves in politically sensitive New Hampshire, where there is neither sales nor income tax — and where Reagan supporters are among the most vocal opponents of so-called “broad- based" taxes. “I think that’s probably a program which he will be thinking of taking a second thought on,” said conservative newspaper publisher William Loeb, one of Reagan’s most influential supporters. But the Federal Election Commission has succeeded in less than a year to botch its mission. The commission was established last Spring to administer the c.ampaign laws. The first priority of every worthy federal instiv tution is to hire as many bureaucrats as possible at the highest salaries possible. 127 bureaucrats Although the new commission is confined to a modest $5 million budget, it managed to acquire 126 bureaucrats at an average salary of $17,463. Then the bureaucrats, true to form, began to produce complex solutions for simple problems. Since bureaucrats are judged by the amount of paperwork they generate, the paper began to fly — with seven carbon copies of everything. Ultimately, they busy bureaucrats designed a new disclosure form for political candidates to fill out. This was completed, unfortunately, before the commission adopted regulations setting forth what was to be disclosed. The culmination of the bureaucratic process is publication in the Federal Register. This is the supreme moment when a new proposal or regulation is unveiled, as required by law, for public viewing. The new disclosure reports. having been pushed into the bureaucratic mill ahead of the disclosure regulations, reached the Federal Register first. Accordingly, the forms were published, at a cost of $9.01)11 to the taxpayers, before it was settled what should be reported on the forms. Confusion Or to state it simply, the commission put the cart before the horse. This was bound to cause some confusion, which the commission tried to allay with this footnote in the Federal Register. “Persons comparing the proposed regulations with these forms should not be disturbed by any evident discrepancies." The House Administration Committee, nevertheless, was disturbed. Its staff found nine discrepancies between the proposed regulations ——and the new campaign law •For instance, the law is supposed to prevent any large, hidden campaign spending. But one of the commission’s proposed rules would permit a group of individuals, each staying below the $100 minimum, to join in a major expenditure without having to report it. House memo The House staff pointed this out in a confidential memo. “Thus," explained the memo, “a group of 1,000 individuals could contribute $100 each and spend $100,000 on a single transaction for 111 daily full- page political advertisements in a newspaper for the ten-day period immediately preceding an election, and NOBODY would have to report either the* contributions or expenditures." Jack Anderson £<m Antonio (Express Pubtuhed Mornjoy ttvough Er,day eicept labor Day and Day and no* published on July 4, Cbristmo» Day. New Year » Day when they occur Monday through Friday Alio no* published on a Monday when July 4, Chmiwtas Day, New Year s Day Jails on a preceding Sunday By The Express-News Corporation PO Bo« 2171 Son Antonio, Te«os 78297 Second Class Postage Paid ot Son Antonio. Tenai Begistrodo tome articule de 2do close el 29 de ïnero 1922, en Io Administration de Correos en Nue«o laredo. Tonops , Menco All communication« should be addressed lo San Antonio Eipress, ot San Antonio News Thu newspaper will not be responsible for monuicnpts gr photographs not solic ted tor publication MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES I Mo $4 99 14 23 Inside Te«os Morning ond Sunday Morning Only «venmg ond Sunday Evening Only Sunday Only Morning ond Sunday Motnmg Only tvening and Sunday fvenmg Only Sunday Only (Prices above include sal«» to» OTHER STATES $4 81 V4 01 $2 92 6 Mo* 125 56 121 72 123 76 120 95 $14 86 IYR $49 76 141 92 145 97 $40 49 128 05 1501 $4 73 14 95 $4 35 13 16 128 49 124 97 127 SO $24 09 1)5 41 $55 61 $48 86 $53 63 $46 75 129 76 1 Subscriptions outside Te*os ote not subiect to to* 1 Home delivery monthly tales in Son Antonio Motnmg and Sunday, $3 40 pet month (includes to»! 6 day Motnmg only, 12 70 pet month (includes to*) Sunday only 4 Sunday — 11 47 per month (includes to*l 5 Sunday — 1184 pet month (includes ta«i COMBINATION K ate Motnmg, Evening, Saturday and Sunday. $4 35 pet month The disclosure rules and forms should have been ready months ago for the presidential candidates to file on January 31, 1976. But the fuddle factory, which was supposed to produce the new regulations, has been spinning its wheels. Short of a bureaucratic miracle, the candidates will have to use old, out-dated 1972 forms. A spokesman told our associate Bob Owens that the Federal Election Commission would wait to respond to questions at congressional hearings next month. Testy Ford President Ford, an admirer of the late Harry Truman, can be just as testy. Confidential White House minutes show frequent Trumanesque utterances coming from the President. For example, Ford chafed the other day over the trouble he has had getting the bureaucracy to economize. Every time he orders a spending cut, the bureaucrats invariably slash the wrong programs. “The moment you tell 'em to cut something,’’ grumped the President, “they all go to the most sensitive programs to make it tougher for us." Nevertheless, he stubbornly resisted heavy defense cuts. “I don’t approve of overly severe cuts,’’ he snorted tersely. Inexcusable An associate told him that his top Pentagon people hadn’t been fighting on Capitol Hill for military appropriations. Snapped the President: "That’s inexcusable!” Another time, the confidential minutes show Ford was discussing the Rut the fuddle factory . . . lias been spinning its wheels. de-regulation of natural gas prices. The measure was being held up before the congressional recess by House Commerce Chairman Harley Staggers, D-W.Va. Bellyached the President: “Why should this country let one man hold up means to provide the necessary natural gas?" He threatened to seek a discharge petition to force the hill out of Staggers’ committee. The President also bluntly rejected the private appeals of two powerful Senators, Republican Policy Chairman John Tower, R- Tex., that he veto the energy bill. An associate commented afterward: "You’re faced with me real tough decisions.” “You think I don’t know it?!” retorted the President. Columbus police abandon flags ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio - There will be 600 fewer American flags on the streets of Columbus this Bicentennial year. The police chief has ordered city policemen to strip the flag patches from their uniforms. The command, effective Feb. 1, was issued by Columbus Police Chief Earl Burden. He was in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl on Thursday — Ohio State was playing — and unavailable for comment. Ordered removed But Burden's executive officer, Col. Ralph Drown, said the flags were ordered removed because the department’s five- man uniform committee felt they detracted from the appearance of uniforms. The flags “were hard to keepon uniforms and were hard to line up uniformly,” he explained. 'It's a hud idea , especially during the Bicentennial / he "Apparently the flag has run its course," » added. "I di didn’t ever see any particular reason to be wearing them anyway." The order to remove the" patches was front page news Thursday in the Columbus Dispatch. Some police office rtf were unhappy with the order, the newspaper said, though some had no objection. “It’s a bad idea, esjrecially during tin* Bicentennial," one officer said. “I am proud of the flag. It's I want to defend it and what it stands for that I am an officer in the first place." Another officer said Burden’s order should not have been made during the Bicentennial. “If he wants them off, okay, but couldn't he have waited until this time next year?" But a third policeman supported Burden. “The flag was never meant to lx* a decoration. He should have done it a lung time ago."

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