Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 24, 1974 · Page 8
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Wednesday, April 24, 1974
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Northwest Arkania, TIMES, Wed., April 24, FAVITTIVILLI, ARKANSAS Questions Nixon's Optimism New Energy Czar Sees No Short-Term Solution. To Crisis By RICHARD MALLOY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - John C. Sawhill, the nation's n e w energy czar, has some bad news for the American public. The energy crisis is far from over and oil will continue to be in short supply for at least next three years. The only way to cope with the problem is to develop a "conservation ethic" in this nation by ending profligate practices which result in the waste of 30 percent of the energy used in this country. That was the clear and gloomy message which Sawhill delivered in a private White House briefing for a selected group of newsmen the day after Standards For Bottle Makers Debated By Safety Commission By GEORGE R. HOHMANN TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Exploding bottles send about 160 Americans to hospital emergency rooms every day for treatment of injuries suffered from flying glass, The problem has prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to consider setting standards for bottle safety, and the commission held two days of hearings on the problem last week. The soda bottlers' trade association acknowledges the problem of exploding bottles, but argued that it is not major. Thomas F. Baker of the .National Soft Drink Association .said that Americans used approximately 32 billion soft drink Dottles last year. Using the same accident data gathered by the commission. Baker figures -the risk of a bottle failing is 1 in 600,000 -- and therefore not much of a risk. Rsgardless of how you play with the figures, the commission, the bottlers and the .bottle · manufacturers' agreed that additional -safeguards are in order. The manufacturers dazzled the commission during the hearing with a film showing how expensive, sophisticated machines in use by many bottle makers test bottles for safety. The bottlers likewise cited tests they make before filling bottles with soda. The manufacturers a n d bottlers agreed, however, that uniform manufacturing standards are needed; they want the standards to be voluntary, and they're already working on them. SOUGHT HEARINGS The Adolph Coors Co., the Colorado beer maker, asked for the hearings. The company wants mandatory standards. Coors officials are upset because they felt it necessary to spend, more -.than a half million dollars last year 5! ''to inspect bottles they purchased; the company does not trust the manufacturers to deliver uniformly safe bottles. Isay Balinkin, a professor at the University of Cincinnati, contended during the hearing that any bottle packaged under pressure--such as soda or beer--will sooner or later fail, simply because of the stress. And Lynn B. Jordan of the Virginia Citizens Consume., Council said that after studying he problem,"! try not to have more glass in use in my home han necessary." ' ' W h a t keeps returnable rattles in that hey haven't broken yet, and ' don't want to be there when Uhey do," Mrs. Jordan sadi. MORE STUDIES The conflictinig testimony clearly left the commission perplexed when the hearings closed. Everyone did agree that iiore studies of accidents must he conducted to discover the rue magnitude of the problem. Sheldon Wiederhorn of the National Bureau of Standards Iso advocated testing of bottles right off the supermarket shelf. He pointed out that a bottle could be safe when it comes rom the manufacturer and could be safe when the bottler s finished filling it, but could ye defective by the time it ·caches the supermarket shelf because of rough handling. Weiderhorn praised plastic- coated bottles which contain the ;lass if a bottle explodes or s dropped. This is a relatively lew product whjch is just e g i n n i n g to appear on upermarket shelves. The industry is concerned ibout the cost of such bottles because plastic is a derivative f oil. Wiederhorn pointed out that ieer bottles are probably safer han soda bottles because the arbonation is lower and the iottle is therefore subjected to ess stress. Last week's hearings was the irst-step in an administrative ule-making procedure. The ommission will now study the estimony and decide whether ederal standards should be mposed on the bottle industry. If the commission decides ederal standards are needed, hey will be purchased and ubjected to another round .if learings before being made inal. One-Car Crash Injures Woman A 27-year-old Wesley woman is in fair condition today in the Washington Regional Medical Center with injuries suffered early today in a one car accident on Old Wire Road. Lillie M. Rowlins was the only one of four persons involved who was admitted to the hospital. Joy J. Rowlins. 49, and Rita A. Rowlins. 19, both of Wesley were treated and released al the Medical Center. A fourth occupant. Roy G. Johnson, 19 Wesley, was not treated. Trooper Chuck Webb said the car. driven by Jov Rowlins. was northbound on Old Wire Road about one half mile west of the Oakland Church, when the car went out of control on a sharp curve. The accident occurred about 5:40 a.m. Fireman Escapes Collapse Of Roof SPRINGDALE -- Fireman Rick Burba escaped serious injury today when the porch roof of a burning vacant house on Hwy. 71 south started to collapse while he was standing under it. As Burba moved to get ou of the way, roof beams struck him on his back. He did no require hospital treatment. Cause of the 2:30 a.m. fire in the old house is still uncle termined. Firemen, who arrivec at the scene after most of the rear half of the house hac already collapsed, were able to get the blaze under control in 23 minutes. A police officer on , patro spotted the burning hous owned by Pat Murphy, addres unknown, at 2;23 a-m. Three fire engines responded and ex tinguished the blaze before th front half of the house collap scd. The entire structure wa: heavily gutted by the flames Damage estimates are no available. The fire did claim one lifo tho spokesman said. A squirrc In n nearby tree burned t death. Nixon nominated him to head the Federal Energy Office, replacing William Simon, who WHS nominated as treasury secretary. ·His bad news comes at a time when Americans are enjoying a spring energy jag in the wake of tho lifting of the Arab oil embargo. It contradicts President Nixon's statement that ·esumcd oil shipments from the Middle East have ended the energy crisis. In his press briefing, Snvvhlll, 39, a former businessman and jrofessor of finiuice, made n Nixon's "Project Independence" which 1ms been presented is a way of making the United States self sufficient in energy by 1980. ."We have talked a lot about :leveloping new energy sour- Today In History Today is Wednesday, April 24. the 114th day of 1074. There are 251 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1704, the first American newspaper printed on a regular basis, the "Boston News Letter" was published for the first time. On this date- In 1743, the Englishman who invented the power loom, Edmund Cartwright, was born. In 1800. the U.S. Congress appropriated $5,000 to create the Library of Congress. In 1877, Northern rule in the South ended as federal troops were ordered removed from New Orleans. In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States after "receiving an American ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. In 1916, the Easter Rebellion broke out in Dublin, Ireland. In 1953, Sir Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth 11. Ten years ago . . . Cuba asked the United Nations to take action to halt U.S. reconnaissance Flights over Cuba, Five years ago . .. Jordan's Premier Rashid Kasrami resigned a c mid a dispute over the government's restrictions on Palestinian guerrillas. One year ago . . . the Japanese government declined an American invitation for Emperor Hirohito to visit the United States. Today's birthday: Barbra Streisand is 32 years old. Thought for today: Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness--Louis Kossuth, Hungarian patriot, 1802-1894. Coining April 26th THE 1974 TIMES Cook Book Section With Fine Recipes From the Good Cooks of This Area ONLY 50 EACH Wrapped and Mailed Anywhere in the U.S.A. NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TIMES P. O. BOX "D" FAYETTEVILIE, ARK. 72701 Yes, I Wont copies of your T974 Cook Book Section at 50c each. ( ) I will pick them up at your office ( ) Please mail to: NAME. ADDRESS. CITY STATE ZIP (If additional space is needed for names, use separate sheet of paper) 212 No. East Ave. Fayetteville ces." said Sawhill, "but developing a conservation ethic Is equally important." It wilt be at least a decade before such alternative energy sources as oil shale, solar energy, nuclear power and coal gassification can make any real contribution to tho energy needs of the nation, according to Sawhill. And it will be three years at least before the U.S can --AP Wlrepboto SAWHILL ON PROFITS .. .the new energy czar vows to examine increases in oil prices to see where the money goes Increase its coal productions and get new oil from Alaska nnd the proposed new off-shore drilling sites on the continental shelf, he added. So the immediate task is to do everything we can to curtai demand for energy, according to Sawhill. The conservation program which he outlined wll' take this form: --Meetings with leaders o industry, which consumes 4! per cent of U.S. energy, to set goals for reduction of energy use. --Meetings with the auto industry to set goals, possibly manditory. to develop more efficient automobiles. The aver age car today gets 13.6 miles per gallon of gasoline and Saw hill said 17 miles per gallon is a "realistic" goal to reach by 1980. --Tough enforcement of the nationwide 55-mile-per-hour speed limit on the highways. --Continued encouragement ol voluntary conservation mea sures such as car pooling lowering household and offict thermostats in winter ant raising them during the sum mer. --Government standards for new construction · to obtain enery-conserving new homes and office buildings, while a the same time encouraging better insulation of existing dwellings. U.S. energy needs keep rising, Sawhill said, and unless an array of conservation mea Begins Sentence LOMPOC. Calif. (AP) -- Her bert L. Porter, former sched uling director of President Nix on's re-election campaign, ha begun serving a 30-day sen tence at the Federal Correc tiona! Institution here. Porter, 35, pleaded guilts Jan. 28 to one count of lying t FBI agents when he was ques tioned about details of when re-election campaign monej was spent. He entered prison Monday to serve the 30-da sentence. The rest of his five-tf 15-month term was suspended. 4 Days Only! Today's Elegant Pandessa Pump Orig. $20 90 Slim, graceful, and sophisticated . , .the well mannered "pump never looked better. Tailored to perfection by Pandessa, the versatile shoe that looks great wj'th soft dresses and separates, too. It's yours at a timely savings. In white patent, pastel blue, pink, black or red. Women's Shoes--DILLARD'S--First Floor Open Monday Through Saturday 10 Till 9 surcs ore put Into effect we vlll experience serious shorts. Right now with voluntary aulo conservation techniques and other energy saving methods, we hnve about a one per cent shortage of energy, according to Sawhill. This can quickly become a five per cent shortage if we fail to conserve, IB added. While stressing conservation efforts to hold down demand 'or energy, Sawhill said his office will keep forging ahead on methods of increasing energy supplies for America. The best bets for increasing J.S. energy supplies, in Saw- lill's view, are a massive offshore drilling program in the Atlantic, exploiting the Alaskan oil reserves, encouraging more natural gas production by deregulating gas prices, and stepping up coal production. Discussing environmental ,rade-ofts lie would be willing ;o make, Sawhill took a middle ground. He thinks it is okay to allow electric utilities to 1 burn coal in their plants Inslend of clean natural gas and oil, and ho believes off-shore drilling can be accomplished without any environmental damage, But he does hot think a massive new program of strip mining the vast Western coal reserves should IK undertaken without imposition of stringent new laws to regulate strip mining. "Strip mine regulations will increase the cost of coal, but the price is worth paying, ho said. When Aral) nations imposed their oil embargo last ffill. the U.S. was importing 36 percent of its oil, mostly from the Middle East. If the trend continues, we would he dependent on imports for 50 per cent of our oil within a few years, according to Sawhill. "We should not become that vulnerable," he said. That is why ,he sees Project Independence as a two-fold program; one to sharply curb our energy appetite and stop present wasteage and two *.o develop new sources of energy supplies close to home. ,.1 A. A. 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