Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 4, 1975 · Page 24
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April 4, 1975

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 24

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6.D— LUBBQCK AVALANCHE-JQURNAL—Friday Morning. April 4, 1975 Saigon Delegates To U.N. Ask U.S. For Refugee Aid UNITED NATIONS. NAM (AP) — Saigon's representatives at the United Nations said on Thursday that even though, as they put it, the American people have closed their eyes, cars and consciences to the plight of South Vietnam they should help Vietnamese refugees. A bitterly worded statement circulated at U.N. headquarters bassador Nguyen Huu Chi and Ambassador Pham Huy Ty to the American People to Help Refugees in Vietnam." The diplomats are Saigon's permanenl U.N. observer and deputy observer. They said: "While you close your mind to the external causes of our military setbacks, while you close your conscience to collective responsibility, while you close your eyes to facts and rciility, while you close your cars to cries for help from those who fought with you, for our common ideals, please, for God's sake, don't close your heart to the human tragedy ol Vietnam. "As human beings, please help, please." Methanol Touted As Partial Solution To Energy Crisis WASHINGTON (K S N) — .Pushed by a growing band of enthusiasts, state and federal officials are taking an increasingly close look at methanol — popularly known as "wood alco- ,:hoi" — as a gasoline substitute >l for autos and a fuel for electric ^ power plants. • — In California, ex-astronaut ; Scott Carpenter heads a pri- . vale, nonprofit group that wants "to manufacture methanol from '. municipal garbage. ; — In Maine the stale senate j. nnd house want to cut five mil- j lion acres of diseased trees and • convert them into the fuel. . — In Seattle Wash., the city • government wants to turn gar' bage into methanol and use it •in cars. ! — The U.S. Energy Research • and Development Administration (EUDA) is conducting a •number of studios of the fuel's 'impact on auto engines. Enthusiasm for methanol bas been growing for two years. 'Proponents contend the fuel's ]use in American cars could cut ioil imports dramatically. And \ they claim the fuel is an excellent means of eliminating power plant air pollution. j Massachusetts Institute of| Technology (MIT) Drs. Thomas! ,"R. Reed, a chemist, and Robert! -M. Larncr, an electrical engi-j nccr, have been urging since 1 iyi?> immediate construction of] methanol plants. I Methanol can be produced in' enormous quantities from coal, j natural gas, wood chips, paper, cardboard, manure, municipal garbage and hundreds of other materials. "You can even produce methanol from worn-out gasoline company plastic credit cards, 1 ' Dr. Reed observed. 7f its potential were exploited fully, Dr. Reed estimates, the nation could cut oil imports as (much as one million barrels of oil a day. . Dr Reed sees methanol's most promising u|;e as a partial substitute for gasoline. He points out more than four million Europcnn cars were fueled with pure methanol during the I9.iO's, that the Germans and Japanese used it successfully during World War II, and that Brazil sometimes uses mellia-' nol produced from sugai cars there. Dr. Rcod tested methanol in two of his own cars for IS month); in a series of experiments which, he says, show a mixture of % per cent gasoline and 10 per cent methanol doesn't harm a car's engine, carburetor, fuel system or gasoline tank. He said he has run one ear. a Toyota, 23,000 miles on the gas- olinc-methanol mixture without damage, and another car. a Pinto, 17,030 miles without damage. Dr. Lcrnor is intrigued with using methanol in electric power plants instead of coal or oil. By using methanol converted from coal, the plants would not produce sulfur-laden gases and smoke, he said, thereby providing a "hack door method" of air pollution control. Spurred by the MIT professors' claims, a California legislator has submitted a bill to the state assembly requiring all cars to use a mixture of 95 per iccnt gasoline, five per cent Tncthanol next year; 10 per cent methanol in 1977; and 15 per cent methanol in 1078. To make the methanol available, the legislature has employed ex-astronaut Carpenter •to research the fuel's possibilities. His research group has submitted a proposal to the legislature to build a methanol pilot I plant. It proposes using munic-j ipal garbage, wood chips from California's logging industry, and cattle manure to produce the fuel. Similarly, in Seattle the city) fathers arc considering building a methanol plant capable of producing 99,000 gallons daily from the city's refuse. It would fuel city-owned vehicles and be sold to anyone who wanted to use it as a gasoline substitute. Ths most imaginative methanol proposal is in Maine where the states's director of energy resources, Robert Monks, wants to feed five million acres of dis- cascd spruce trees into a $10 million methanol plant. The Maine scheme has the Bandannas, calicoes and patchwork have replaced the gingham check as the new classics, says the Women's Fashion Fab:ics Association. Flip Wilson, a long-time fixture at NBC-TV, will itar in four television specials Tor CBS during the 1975-76 season. backing of the state senate and house in an attempt to cut fuel bills. The average Maine family spends 20 per cent of its income on energy [sources — gasoline, electricity and home heating. If everything goes as planned, Maine's first methanol plant could be operating by the end] of 197G. 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