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'I dio not know how TV you can ever y\ wake up in I \ the nftrninsrS^ in California y\ and be bored...'\ i 'I'm not quite sure how I wound up here...' proven , it works.' Ronald Reagan Is Alive And Gleaming in Sacramento SACRAMENTO, Calif.(NEA)—Ronald Reagan believes. Yes, he does. That California—supposed land of the crazy, ridiculous and kooky i his words) — works. And that he, Ronald Reagan, governor of the state of California, "can't conceive of people ever wanting to live any place else." • "I do not know how you can ever wake up in the morning in California," he says, "and be bored." His face gleams. It's a fresh after-shave gleam. Ronald Reagan looks good. We know that he is 61 years old and that he's got to do something to the slickly combed brown hair that's allowed just a trace of gray at the neatly clipped sideburns. But he's almost preserved out of the Hollywood of the 1930s — trim and springy and All-American except for the intrusion of wrinkles around the eyes. And he talks well. Not the jumbled syntax of a Dwight Eisenhower or the obfuscating phrases of a Richard Nixon. His clauses tie together in complete sentences. A beginning and an end. Whether you agree with them or not. "All the cliches of the past," he says, "—California is a good place if you're an orange—ignore the fact that California if it were a nation would rank seventh as an economic power in the whole world, with one of the six ahead of us being the United States itself, that only the United States owns more automobiles and telephones." This is his pitch, that he's the leader of the land of dune buggies and four-wheeled jeeps, from Sierra to shin- ing surf. So how come migration to this wonder haven has tailed off? "For people to say, 'Hey, California isn't growing people a million a year the way it was,' is like the fellow being surprised because the bucket's under the faucet and now the bucket's full and you can't get any more water in." Governor Reagan is sitting in his relatively small corner office in the state's Capitol, dark-panelled and k n i c k- knacky but tidy. You enter it through a \narrow antechamber with framed originals of comic strip characters on the walls — Winthrop by Dick Cavalli, Peanuts by Charlie Schulz. If there's any tension about Ronald Reagan, it's the way he twines and untwines his long fingers around a ball point pen as he shifts comfortably around his leather chair. There's no problem in getting him to talk. It's a political year, and the Republican party will not hold its convention in San Diego, in his state, as scheduled. "Actually, I don't think California could care less. The real hassle had nothing to do with California. It had to do with a Canadian who owns that arena. He irritated the convention committee: he wanted everything up to and including rebuilding the arena on a permanent basis. A place like Miami has those hotels that are haunted houses over the summer." There has been speculation about the vice-presidential candidate. Does the governor have any feelings about it? "Based on all indices, the President's own statement, I see no reason for a change. I think it's going to be Ted Agnew. I think it should be. Ted Agnew has revealed himself as more of a man on his own and more of a personality than most vice- presidents can do. I think he's been good for the party. I think he's a sound man. I certainly would have no hesitation if he were calling the shots." Where do the governor's own political plans lead? "I learned my lesson in '66. I was the strongest no-I- won't-run-for-governor man you ever saw. I did not believe I would ever seek public office. I'm still not quite sure how I wound up here. Knowing how wrong I was then in mv own mind, I'm just not going to say what I might feel in "74." Why was he wrong in his own mind? "For about 20 years, a large part of which I was an active working Democrat, I campaigned every campaign for candidates of my party. In between times I was on the mash-potato circuit speaking out on issues. 1 felt that was my way of serving. I was in an occupation where economically alone you didn't see any reason why you should leave a successful career in that business to switch to this. Frankly, it would be a hard thing to afford." After having been a lifelong Democrat, wasn't it philosophically wrenching to change his political doctrine late in life? "I don't think my doctrine has changed as much as the party. My family was Democratic and had been all their lives. I was a minority then in a diehard northern Illinois Republican town, Dixon, 90 miles out of Chicago. I have told the Republicans often that I don't see why we don't adopt the 1932 Democratic platform because it's never been used. Franklin D. Roosevelt ran on a ticket of reducing the size of the' federal government, reducing cost, returning constitutional rights to local government and individuals. All these things today would be foreign to the Democratic party. Republicans would feel right at home. "Look at the difference with regard to tax reform and so-called tax loopholes. This is the greatest hypocrisy Democrats utter. In spite of two Republican presidents in the last 40 years, neither one of whom, except for one two-year term under Eisenhower, had a Congress of his own persuasion, the Democrats have been running the show. Now if they really felt that seriously about tax loopholes, what the hell could have stopped them?" As the governor of 20 million people in the largest state in the union, and a long-time critic of government bureaucracy, has he been able to keep it down around him? "Yep. we've proven it works. For 10 years preceding my taking office, this state added 7,500 new em- ployes every year. That would mean by now we would have 30,000 more em- ployes than when I took office. We have 1,500 fewer. We didn't do it with layoffs or firings. We simply put a freeze on hiring replacements." (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Official Says Energy Policy Among Top National Concern HOUSTON (API — One of President Nixon's chief advisors on petroleum says energy policy will rank in national concern as importantly as national security and foreign policy within five to 10 years. Brig. Gen. George A. Lincoln. director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and chairman of the President's oil policy committee, says all current forecasts of the U.S. energy position show the situation is hazardous to national security. "A favorite projection for around 1980 is that half of our oil will be imported or approximately a quarter of our energy supply—our light, heat and transportation—will be imported," Lincoln said in discussing the nation's energy problems with oil and gas conservationists from 34 states. "We have dealt in the past with energy on an assumption of abundance," he said. "This assumption is no longer valid." He added that people, in some instances, can rightly blame the government while asking how the energy crisis came about. "In fact, but in hindsight, government should probably accept some blame in certain specific areas where policies stem from perhaps a decade ago and are only now being changed to meet realities—for example pricing of natural gas." he said. "Now when the crunch of scarcity begins to be apparent, we have compounded our difficulties by a too long delayed interest in environmental programs. These programs both increase demand for scarcer types of energy such as gas and tend to restrict domestic supply. This is illustrated by our problems in unlocking the energy resources of Alaska and the Outer Continental Shelf, and the inhibitions placed on our use of coal." Lincoln said prorationing trends in the form of arbitrary production now are developing in oil exporting countries and can be expected to increase. "The implications include a probably higher price of foreign oil and restricted supply with a consequent national security implication," he said. The exporting countries, he added, now have their own compact for pricing and for dealing with oil companies and oil consuming countries on such matters as ownership and sales. "The international oil picture has changed drastically in the last few years and the change foretells increasing hazards to our energy and national security,"he said. To All FATHERS: North Plaza Corpnado Center 665-2951 Happy fATHHl/ PAY MOBILE HOME Tiedown Service APPROVED MATERIALS REASONABLE RATES Writ* or Call B & K MOIILE HOME ANCHORING SEIVICE ASUPftY Iox2137 Hi. 665-4454 tampa, TOXM 7f06S Okla. Gas Reserves Reported OKLAHOMA CITY (API-A gas field boom, worth potentially many millions of dollars, is poised for take-off in a 10-county area of western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The Federal Power Commission in Washington holds the ignition key, an oil man says. If the boom gets started, and production is as hoped, the area could do a lot toward reducing a nationwide energy crisis. The area is the Deep Anadarko Basin which sprawls over eight counties in Oklahoma and two—Wheeler and Hemphill—in West Texas. Robert A. Hefner III, the foremost developer in the area, says the gas reserves in Deep Anadarko are from 35 trillion to 60 trillion cubic feet. Estimates have ranged as high as 100 trillion cubic feet. The problem, the Oklahoma City geologist says, is one word: finances. That's where the FPC holds the key, he says. Hefner, managing partner of the GMK Co. and Gasanadarko, Ltd., says the cost of drilling a well to 20,000 feet is from $1.5 million to $2 million. One well drilled in the Anadarko Deep Basin cost nearly *6 million to reach its total depth of 30,050 feet. The price of natural gas in interstate commerce, Hefner says, is 21 to 26 cents per 1,000 cubic feet. That isn't enough, he adds, to drill the ultra-deep wells that will reach the huge gas reserves. Members of the FPC decided in April to study a proposal for free-level gas prices which might bring it to 50 or 60 cents. Hefner doesn't expect a ruling until early next year, at least, until after this Novem- ber'selections. The hoped-for boom, if it finally goes, is expected to result in 500 wells initially with spac- ings from 1,000 to 1,400 acres apart. Hefner says one-third of the natural gas shortage forecast for the United States in 1975 could be eliminated through partial development of the Anadarko reserves. He recently told a U.S. Senate committee the undiscovered reserves total 35 trillion to 100 trillion cubic feet. If only 18 trillion to 20 trillion cubic feet of these reserves were developed, he said, a daily production rate of 3.5 billion cubic feet could be established with a 5,000-day proven reserve as backup. The basin is in a central part of the country which can reach more than half the nation's consumers with present or planned transmission facilities. One of the scheduled facilities is a $65 million transmission line across 300 miles of Oklahoma being built by Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. Lincoln said the United States must turn its attention to the maximization of ultimate domestic production through improved although comparatively expensive recovery methods. He added there still is much room for improvement although 36 per cent of the oil in place is being extracted from the average domestic reservoir compared with only 10 per cent in 1935. He said it has been estimated improved recovery methods will open the way to extract 60 to 75 billion barrels of oil that cannot be recovered with existing methods. "With this country facing a severe energy shortage we can no longer afford the luxury of inefficient production methods." Firestone ttwpcopkdf* people TIRE SPECIALS No 20 20 IS 8 Size 750x20 8x17.5 G78x15 J78xl5 G78xl5 H78xl5 E78xl4 645x14 645x14 H78xl5 G78xl5 F78xl4 H78x14 775x15 775x14 650x13 178x15 700x15 750x16 825x20 900x20 Description Hi-Way Tread-Ui*d Hi-Way Tread Used Talc* Off Farm Spec Take Off Tak.-Off Take-Off Talw-Off Snow Tim Ui«d Tub* Type Bl.m 2 Strip* Blem 2 Strip* Bl*m Whit* Wall Uted Whit* Wall Ut*d Black Wall Uied Black Wall Ut«d Whit* Wall U»*d TUO Truck ••tread Tl10 Truck R*tr*ad letread Heavy Duty Tread ••tread Heavy Duty Tread letread Heavy Duty Tread Ea Ea S*t Ea Ea Ea Ea Set Set Ea Ea Ea Ea Ea Ea Ea Ea Ea Ea Ea Price 00 oo *85 00 00 *20 00 *15 00 *12 00 *24 00 33 $ 23 97 00 00 00 05 $24 84 $29 85 '23 120N. Gray Open Daily I a.m. to • p.m. Sal. to i p.m. Our Men In Military Service FT. HUACHUCA, Ariz.-Specialist 4 William A. Cameron, a legal clerk with headquarters and headquarters detachment, llth Signal Group, has been chosen the Ft. Huachuca Soldier of the Month for June. As the post's outstanding soldier, he will receive a $25 U.S. Savings Bond and a three-day pass. He will be the luncheon guest of the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Tucson Trade Bureau. Merchants from the two cities will present him with gifts and gift certificates. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan B. Cameron, 2348 Duncan St., Pampa, Tex., he attended Northside High School, Ft. Smith Ark. He was graduated from North Texas State University in 1969 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Before coming into the Army in February 1971, he was a credit analyst with the 1st National Bank in Dallas. His current hobby is fishing, and his future plans include earning a masters degree in accounting from West Texas State University. He is married to the former Georgia Kreis of Pampa. The couple has two daughters, Julie, 2'.4, and Sarah, 2 months old. CHARLES E.SHELTON, JR. FT. POLK, La. Tex 665-8419 WILLIAM A. CAMERON ...soldier of the month (AHTNC)-Army Private Charles E. Shelton, Jr., 19, whose parents live in Lefors, Tex., recently completed eight weeks of basic training at the U. S. Army Training Center, Infantry, Ft. Polk, La. He received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, combat tactics, military courtesy, military justice, first aid, and army history and traditions. Pvt. Shelton received his training with Company B of the 2nd Brigades 4th Battalion. He is a 1971 graduate of Lefors High School. JOHNNY L. ROWLEY USS VALCOUR (FHTNC)-Navy Steward Apprentice Johnny L. Rowley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rowley of Canadian, Tex., has completed a near-7000 mile good will cruise to the island cities of Port Louis, Mauritius and Victoria in the Indian Ocean aboard the USS Valcour, flagship for the commander of U.S. Middle East Forces, homeported in the Persian Gulf. K1MH.WALLIS SAN DIEGO (FHTNC)—Navy Airman Kim H. Wallis. husband of the former Miss Frankie N. LaRue of 1046 S. Faulkner. Pampa, Tex., graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center at San Diego. BOATING ON WHEELS AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will request $108,724 in federal funds for a boating safety program which will include mobile presentations for 818 Texas secondary schools. The money is Texas' share of a ?3 million appropriation for 1972 under the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. Texas is slated to receive ?217,812 for the program in 1973. The mobile project will send five instructors to the schools in vans with appropriate equipment for conducting boat safety instruction programs. SERVICEMAN'S SPECIAL ONE YEAR FOR $ 9.95 A SAVING OF $ 11.05 Our men from Gray and the area counties who are in the Service nave a special meaning for us folks back home; therefore we would like to keep them informed of the latest developments in the news while they are away serving their country. Let us keep your man informed for $ 9.95 a year. Newspapers are mailed everyday from Pampa, Texas Post Office to anywhere in the United States or through the military Post Offices overseas. Box 2198 Pampa Daily News 669-2525 _ Service I Name Number I Address City State 1 I I I ^P • • I Send '9.95 in check or money order to Pampa Daily News, Box I • 2198, Attn: Circulation Dept. Pampa, Texas 79065. I

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