The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 6, 1975 · Page 32
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 32

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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Page 32-THE HERALD. Provo. Utah. Sunday, April 6, 1975 TURN THIS PICTURE UPSIDE DOWN, and you'll see the grinning face of movie star Paul Newman. Why is he hanging by his feet? It was a gag he decided to pull in Florida when he caught a hammerhead shark while fishing. Instead of hanging the fish up for the traditional picture, Newman hung himself. DPI Telephoto Official Studies Possible Action Against Oil Firm CASPER, Wyo. (UPI) - An official of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the Platte Pipe Line Co. responded in an "efficient and orderly manner" to a 400-barrel oil spill near Casper, but it still •may be subject to a fine. Alvin Yorke, chief of emergency planning and response for the Denver region, said any such spill is subject to up to a $5,000 fine under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. He said response is not considered in mitigation of the fine. Yorke said reports of his staff investigators will be turned over to EPA attorneys who will determine whether a fine will be assessed. Platte Pipe Line had the spill contained within a short time after it occurred last Saturday night with the use of check dams on Casper Creek, which feeds into the North Platte River. None of the oil reached the Platte. BLM vs. 'Squatters' Polygamous Wife Says Practice Not Illegal GLEN CANYON CITY, Utah (UPI) — "Alec has so many wives I stopped counting.'' Margaret Joseph, 25, is one of those wives and she says the multiple marriages are not illegal. "It's not against the law. The courts have ruled that sex between consenting adulls is not illegal, "she says. Her husband is fighting the Bureau of Land Management in an effort to homestead land in this barren, rocksstrewn desert country near the Utah-Arizona line. Federal Judge Willis Ritter has signed an injunction against the squatters, prohibiting them from building roads, clearing land and grazing animals. A hearing has been scheduled April 10 in Salt Lake City on the injunction. Not all the 200 persons living here are polygamous. Margaret said "only about two" of the men have more than one wife. "We're just trying to earn a living and get away from eity life," she said There's a word for the fear of the number thirteen. It's triskaidekaphobia, from the Greek, of course. V "There are people from all religions here," said Margaret. "I'm the only Mormon among Alec's wives." The Mormon Church excommunicates people if they are found to be polygamous. Joseph runs a cafe and bar called the Red Desert. He also has a business called Red Desert Industries. "We don't make any money on the cafe," said Margaret who runs the business. "We just feed a lot of people from it." BLM officials say the squatters are trespassing on the 2,000 acres of bleak Kane County desert and has ordered them to leave. U.S. Attorney William Lockhart said the polygamy has nothing to with BLM efforts to get the squatters off the land. "We are not investigaing it and we are not interested in whether they are polygamists," said J>ockhart. "We're not trying to hide anything," said Margaret, "we're just trying to make a living." Site said she and two other wives share a house and Joseph is trying to build one big house for all his wives, estimated at at least a dozen. He has seven children. Calorie-Laden Pillsbury Buys Diet-Prone Weight Watchers By GERALD KOPPLIN MINNEAPLIS, Minn. (UPI) "Is this a gag?" Mrs. Jo Ann Martin asked. "I clerk for Weight Watchers and didn't Woman Killed in Utah Crash BOUNTIFUL, Utah (UPI) -A 54-year-old woman has been killed in a head-on crash at the junction of Orchard Drive and U.S. Highway 89-91. Utah Highway Patrolman Mel Schiffman identified the victim of the Friday morning accident as Mary P. Clark of Bountiful. Her car was hit by one driven by William Tapa, 19, also of Bountiful, about 7:10 Friday morning, said Schiffman. Tapa was treated for cuts and bruises and was listed in satisfactory condition at South Davis Medical Center. know I'd been sold." "Are you kidding. It's overwhelming," EliseKulversaid. "I didn't know it was possible." Pillsbury Co., a diversified food processing firm which specializes in calorie-heavy bakery goods, Thursday announced an agreement in principle to merge with Weight Watchers International Inc., Great Nee, Long Island, N.Y., in return for 795,000 common shares valued at $44.1 million. Mrs. Martin of Coon Rapids, Minn, and Ms. Kulver, who works here for the local franchise, both are devoted practicers of weight maintenance through Weight Watchers. Mrs. Ellen Holmgren, 30, Champlin, Minn., who lost 12 pounds and then quit the program, said, "I wonder if they could have any of the things Pillsbury makes? "I Love desserts," Mrs. Holmgren said. "I can restrict myself for a limited time but I can't go on forever." Pillsbury joined General Mills, a main competitor in the food business, which owns Counterweight, also a weight reducing program. William H. Spoor, chairman of Pillsbury, said, "An important asset of Weight Watchers is its excess cash and cash equivalents, which have the effect of substantially reducing the cost of the business." Cash and cash equivalents of Weight Watchers on Sept. 30; 1974, amounted to $6.1 million. Weight Watchers closed Wednesday in the national over- the-counter market at $8, up cents. Airline Ends Strike; Due Salt Lake Run HOUSTON, Tex. (UPI) Texas International Airlines will resume service to Salt Lake City April 13 following settlement of a four-month strike of groundworkers. The strike of 1,100 employes idled T-I planes from Dec. 1 through Thursday when a settlement was reached. Officials said service to some cities was to resume this weekend but crew placement problems would delay the return of service to Salt Lake City until April 13. The airline connects Salt Lake with Denver, Houston, New Orleans and Mexico City. Mentions Romney Gunn McKay Hints At Governorship SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Congressman Gunn McKay is hinting rather strongly that he intends to run for governor next year. McKay, who won a third term in Utah's First District in a landslide last November, told a student audience at the Uuniversity of Utah, "I think I could face Vern Romney in the governor's race in 1976." Attorney General Romney is considered the likely Republican candidate for the chief executive's job. "There are many things to consider," McKay added. "Would it be wise to leave my position on the Appropriations Committee, for example?" McKay is the first Utahn to serve on the powerful money committee. But he has told friends he prefers to rear his family in Utah rather than in Washington, D.C. The congressman's political plans for next year will depend in large part on what three-term Democratic Gov. Calvin L. Rampton decides to do. Moss Pessimistic On New Revenue Sharing SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Sen. Frank E. Moss says he is pessimistic about re-enactment of revenue sharing. Speaking Friday to a meeting of the Utah Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Utah Democrat said a large federal deficit and a bad distribution system were endangering the program. "After this recess the President will transmit to the Congress a proposed renewal for revenue sharing that will increase the fiscal 1977 and 1978 outlay to $7 billion if enacted," said Moss. "But I am pessimistic about re-enactment of revenue sharing in the same form for a number of reasons." 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