The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 10, 1975 · Page 21
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Provo, Utah
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Thursday, April 10, 1975
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Romney Will Seek Governorship in '76 Thursday. April 10. 1975. THE HERALD. Provo, Utah-Page 21 SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Attorney General Vernon B. Romney admits the obvious — he's running for governor next year Romney said Tuesday he plans to seek the Republican nomination in 1976 "unless something untoward comes up." But he said his final decision won't be made until January. "It depends on such things, primarily, as the status with my own party, or my health — thing like that, "he said. Romney said Democratic Gov. Calvin L. Hampton's decision on whether he will seek a fourth term won't affect his own plans. The attorney general also got in a few digs at Congressman Gunn McKay, the three-term Democrat from Utah's First District, who hinted last week he'll seek the governor's job. Romney said McKay would have to surrender congressional seniority and thus hurt the state if he didn't seek a fourth term in the House. A bid for governor "would be kind of a self-centered thing," said the GOP official. Personality Spotlight: Secy, of Interior Nominee: Hathaway By United Press International Stanley K. Hathaway. 50, a small town lawyer who was governor of Wyoming longer than any other man, says he has no drive to be a "professional politican." Friends say Hathaway never sought nomination as secretary of interior, but neither could he turn down President Ford. During his eight years in office, the Republican sought a balance between what he called "quality growth" for his state and more protection for the environment than provided by any other administration, but he was frequently criticized by environmentalists. Hathaway cited enactment of Wyoming's first air quality act, first surface strip mining legislation and a minerals severance tax. The Wyoming Environmental Quality Act reorganizing the state's air, land and water control agencies was also his proposal. Elected in 1968 to his first term, Hathaway became governor of a state with less than 400,000 inhabitants, a state hungry for new industry, jobs and a chance to grow. Environmentalists say he was too "pro-development." "You can't sit in this chair without realizing two things," Hathaway said before his left office. "One, you have to have revenue to support the costs of government, and you can only have that when the economy of the state is moving forward. Secondly, people have to have a job. "If they don't have a job, your government problems are compounded. If there is a division between the environmentalists and me, that's it." Hathaway was waiting on his nomination as a federal judge —a longtime ambition—to come through when the call from President Ford changed his future. Some friends say he will still be a judge someday. A Torrington, Wyo., lawyer and former state GOP chairman, Hathaway was considered by most as one of the state's most popular governors. Utah GOP, Demos Hurl Brickbats at Each Other SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) With the general election a mere 19 months away, Utah's politicians have already started practicing their mud-slinging techniques. Attorney General Vernon B. Romney, who plans to seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination, opened the season this week with some tosses at potential Democratic candidate Gunn McKay. State Chairman John Klas retaliated with the Democratic salvo Wednesday. Romney told newsmen that voters "ought to look carefully at someone who wanted to skip jobs" if McKay ran for governor. He said the three-term congressman would be giving up seniority important to Utah's citizens and that his candidacy "would be kind of a self-centered thing." McKay, who hinted last week that he'll seek the state's top elected post, didn't respond. But Klas, a Salt Lake bank executive, accused Romney of hypocrisy and political myopia and warned Democrats won't be tongue-tied while the attorney general uses his office as "a Taxpayers Don't Have To Buy Lunch SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) There is no such thing as a free lunch for the Utah Legislature, says the state attorney general —if the taxpayers have to pay for it. Utah Finance Director Herbert F. Smart asked if the state was required to reimburse the legislature for the cost of box lunches consumed by the Joint Appropriations Executive Committee March 10. "The answer is no," replied Assistant Attorney General Homer Holmgren Wednesday. Holmgren said the state constitution specifically gives members of the legislature a salary of $25 per day plus $15 expenses. "No additional compensation and no additional amount for expenses can be granted," the attorney said in a letter to Smart. "The only law with respect to expenses of legislators is that contained in the ...constitutional provision," Holmgren said. "There is no law allowing expenses for lunch." Sen. Wilford R. Black, D- Salt Lake, submitted a voucher asking the state to pick up the tab for the lunches. center of activity to further his partisan political ambitions to be governor." "On the one hand, while acting as attorney general, Mr. Romney states that he is considering running for governor at the end of his term. On the other hand, he criticizes any consideration of gubernatorial aspiration by Rep. McKay at the end of McKay's term on the premise that the voters 'ought to look carefully at someone who wanted to skip jobs.' The attorney general's statement is a most extraordinary treatment of other candidates." "The attorney general likes to leave the impression that he is above politics," said Klas, "while actually he is desperately trying to make political hay.'' The Democratic chairman added that he wasn't endorsing McKay, since the Democrats had a number of qualified candidates, including Gov. Calvin L. Rampton, who may seek a record fourth term. UNIVERSITY 1 INTHri'NIVFRSITYMAU. Aice~is35 DAILY AT 2:00-3:50 5:50-7:55 & 10:00 P.M. they r e run in CMayfromtxf LLEN BURSTYN KRIS KRSTOFFERSON,«/UCE DOESN'T UVE HERE ANYMORE IN 1934 this linear crack appeared in the earth's surface across a portion of Hansel Valley in northwestern Utah after in the same area. They have, however, found deep holes • some nine feet across which has appeared since the recent the earthquake of that year. Geologists report no cracks quake. Whether it has resulted from the quake, experts are traceable to the quake in March of this year, which centered unwilling to say. Deep,Wide Hole Found in Earthquake Area TREMONTON, Utah (UPI) Geologists picking through the desert scrub of Northern Utah looking for dramatic evidence of the March 27 earthquake have finally come up with something. They're not sure quite what. What they have discovered is a hole nine feet in diameter and at least 11 feet deep, with vertical walls, in the back yard of an elderly couple's farm home. Bruce R. Kaliser, state engineering geologist, said Wednesday the hole appeared after a weekend aftershock which registered 4.0 on the Richter Scale. He said he could not explain why it had not appeared after the original quake, which registered 6.3, or any of the hundreds of aftershocks, some of which Kaiparowits Hindered By Indians WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Navajo and Hopi Indian tribes are the latest roadblock in the way of the controversial Kaiparowits power plant in southern Utah, according to the U.S. Interior Department. Roland Robison, deputy assistant secretary for water and power, reported that the tribes' demand of $60,000 a mile for power line right-of-way across their reservations has been rejected as "exorbitant" by the plant's builders. Hobison also told the Utah congressional delegation Tuesday that the dispute over the right-of-way has delayed release of an environmental impact statement. Three southwestern utility companies have proposed building a 3,000 megawatt, coal-burning electric plant just north of Lake Powell in Kane County. reached magnitudes of 4.6. The hole is nearly full of water, Kaliser said, and probing down to 11 feet below ground level Tuesday night failed to find the bottom. He said the tremors undoubtedly triggered the hole's appearance, but scientists don't know what it is. "It's a real enigma," he said. "I don't know that we'll ever have the answer." Kaliser said the hole could be the reopening of a manmade structure such as a well, cistern, septic tank of grave. But there is no evidence of an inner lining of rock or lumber, and he said a cavern as big as the hole would not normally be constructed without shoring. In addition, he said, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andersen have lived in the house since 1935 and in the area west of here since shortly after the turn of the century —not long after white men settled the area — and have no recollection of any man-made excavation there. The hole is also too large to be the reappearance of a manmade structure, Kaliser added. He said it could also be the results of a cavern in the bedrock which underlies the soil by an estimated 150 feet. The quake and aftershocks could have caused soil above the cavern to crumble down into it, he said. But such occurrences are rare .in Utah. "There is no other account of this ever having occurred anywhere in this area." Kaliser said such holes appear in Pennsylvania and other eastern states fairly often, where they are caused by collapse of underground caverns formed by the interaction of water and limestone formations. But he said there is little or no limestone in Utah. The water in the Tremonton hole, he said, may continue to prevent scientists'establishing CORAL THEATRE American Fork Ooen7:00-Show7:15 "YOUNG L FRANKENSTEIN"WEEKEND SPECIAL DELUXE SANDWICH YOUR CHOICE: * CORNED BEEF * TURKEY * PASTRAMI *BEEF THURS.-SUN. HOME OF QUALITY, VARIETY, & VALUE D PROVO *«8 E. 300 S. , 97 N , 5, h w . 290 W. 1230 N. OREM 106 N. State 1391 N. State SPRINGVIUE AMERICAN FORK its depth. He said when the natural water table in the area lowers in late Spring, farmers in the area begin irrigating, and the hole will probably remain filled with water. "We'll keep investigating this and other phenomena," Kaliser said, "but the chances of finding out what actually happened here aren't too good." Kaliser said geologists have yet to find any linear cracking as a result of the March quake, the largest in Utah since 1934 and in the nation since the 1971 Los Angeles temblor which resulted in 65 deaths. "This is not linear," he said. "It's almost perfectly circular." SHOWS AT 6:30 & 8:50 L W rvJ255 S. STATE. PROVO,, 2UPH. 374.0S21 JT Show 8:15 NOW AT TWO THEATRES 25 EAST CENTER Wwkdoyi 7iOO & 9:00 Weekand 1,3,5,7,9 p.m. 'TEN LITTLE INDIANS' IS SCARIER THAN'ORIENT EXPRESS'."^,»„ Syndicated Columnist I ^ Agatha Christie, C»« | ' the greatest mystery •'Writer. "Ten Little Indians" her greatest mystery. ACATHACHRKTir* "TEW UTTtE INMAN*" AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "TEN LITTLE INDIANS" . INTERNATIONAL ALL-STAR CAST ,^ OLIVER REED ELKESOMMER RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH STEPHANE AUDRAN HERBERT LOM GERTFROEBE MARIA ROHM ADOLFOCELI ALBERTO'DEMENDOZA *•.• CHARLES AZNAVOUR sow*.. >. PETER WELBECK HO»-.„.. HARRY ALAN TOWERS MCI.,,.. 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