Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 15, 1974 · Page 13
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 15, 1974
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u AnVomeu TIMK, W«d., May tS, t»74 Off Texas, Louisiana Coasts State Officials Claim. Congress Delaying Superports HOUSTON CAP)-- Texas and Louisiana officials say Congress is delaying their plans to build oil superports off their coasts. Plans by the two states differ somewhat but there is agreement federal enabling legislation is vital. The Louisiana Sunerport Authority has indicated it would perfer that private industry build an offshore facility capable of handling jumbo tankers. The Te*as Offshore Commission, by split vote, favors stale financing and control. The final decision between state and private ownership will be made by the Teias Legislature. 'The offshore facilities are being planned to serve supertankers no U.S. port is capable of handling. Ttie tankers have drafts of 80 feet or more while existing harbors and channels average less than 40 feet. Both industry and govern rnenl agree the offshore tcrnvin als would save hundreds of mil lions of dollars a year. The Department of Interior has csti mated the use of very large tankers would reduce importce oil transportation costs 40 to 60 per cent. James U. Cross of the Texas commission and P.J. Mills the Louisiana authority discussed the state programs at. the 6th Offshore Technology Conference. Cross said further progress now requires appropriate feeler al legislation and that state testimony before congressiona committees has centered on two points. First, that federal licensing authority be placed in a single authoritative entity, new or existing, in order to facilitate and speed up the licensing process." Cros* said. "Second, that each stale have consent involvement regarding what is constructed off it; coast." Mills said It appears the fed eral government has the option of issuing licenses for super ports to states or private enterprises. "Louisiana contends that It censes should be issued first to the state, because giving states the ultimate power to act will assure the rights of both the states favoring superports and the states opposing them, Mills said. Writers And Artists Schedule Luncheon The Ozark Writers and Artists Guild hai scheduled an awards luncheon April 26 at Ma bee Center on the campus of John Brown University at Siloam Springs. R e s e r v a t i o n s Tor t h e cafeteria-ityle luncheon must he made by July 16 with the Guild at Box 297, Siloam Springs. Contests in six art categories wilh total prize money of $300 are planned. Ttie writing contest, with eight categories, carries total prize money of 200. A display area Tor the sale of book 5 a nd art will he available. Judges for the art show arc Doris Brookhart, Troy Anderson and Susan Morrison. Contest sheets may be obtained from the Guild at the Siloam Springs address. Those requesting sheets should enclose i stamped, self-addressed envelope. Thunderstorms Cause Two Fires In Rogers ROGERS -- Lightning and wind during Tuesday after loon's thunderstorm caused two minor fires -- at Lyndal'_ Fashions in downtown Rogers and in a tree at 927 W. Poplar According to a fire depart ment ipokesman, lightning struck the intrusion alarm Lyndal't F*shions on West Walnut Avenue and set curtain on fire. Damage was confined to the curtain and alarm system. Owner Bert Guidry sufferer · miild jhock [roni the ei citement and was hospitalized »t Roger» Memorial Hospital th» spokesman said. Heavy winds caused a power line to fall across a tree and snip, setting the tree on fire The blaze which caused no injuries or other damage was put out in about 20 minutes according to the spokesman. "By delegating the licensing power of the states. Congress would, in effect, give them Ilic iption of building superports themselves, negotiating with jrivate firms for the construc- :Eon rights, or refusing to have superports situated off their shorts." Mills said the view of the .ouisiana authority has hccn hat the; necessary tech- nological arirt Hfiminislrativc capacity to operate an offshore port exists within private enterprise. "The slate would prefer not to buitd a bureaucracy to do what private enterprise could probably do better.' 1 he said. "However, the authority does Ivivc the legal and financial capabilities to undertake the construction ot the port," Cross said the Texas commission actually recommended public ownership as its first choice and private ownership second. "This recommendation represents the view that this facility is a port, it is for a public purpose, and that it should thus be financed in a manner similar to other [xrts," he said. Private industry has been planning projects for both slates. LOOP Inc.. a group of 16 oil and pi|x?linc companies, is seeking approval of a S500 million Louisiana development - SEADOCK Inc., formed by 13 companies, has financed engineering studies tor a srmilar Te.xas project. Cross said there has been some question whether a governmental entity can complete such a project as quickly as corporate entity can. "It has boon envisioned that if the oil companies and the .state proceed cooperatively on this project, the stale \\-i\\, with the proceeds frbm its revenue bonds, purchase engineering previously accomplished for this specific project and would continue without Interrupting those existing contracts under wav for this project." ho said. "Indeed, the sUite would probably act to form an active industry advisory group comprised of those same firms now actively planning a deepwater port, plus others who would IK interested in the port. Moreover, it has also been envisioned that operation of [he fa- cility would be by an appropriate oil industry firm or group under contract with the stale. Mills said (be Louisiana authority has faced formidable problems. "But by overcoming these problems,'the authority «' il l le " vclop the first operational si perpoil in U.S. coastal waters, he said. . Lightning Strikes Springdile Tower SPRIN'GDALE - A flash of thunderstorms » t r u c k j h c Springdale Fire Deparlment's radio tower an Price Mountain east of here. According to Fire Chief Mickey Jnckson. the lightning blew out two fuses and temporarily discontinued radio service. Chief Jackson laid the d e p a r t m e n t immediately twitched to t)w back-up radio station. He planned to travel to the Price Mountain radio shack this morning to check damage. Jackson «»M he expected damage t» be minor. VaJeri* CMiecy, 651 Phillips Drive, reported the theft of (30 wtrtb tf clothing to FayeUeville police Tundjy afternoon .she aaifd the theft occurred tt a laundry an Hwy. tt west. WED.,THURS.,FRI.,SAT. OPEN DAILY 9-10; CLOSED SUNDAY SALE! MEN'S SPORTY NO-IRON SHIRTS THE BRUNCHING ROBEFORYOU! 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