Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 26, 1974 · Page 11
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 26, 1974
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Auto Makers Face Pressure To Improve Gasoline Mileage """ WASHINGTON (AP) _ The auto industry is under pressure from the Ford administration to pledge to make cars that will t-get an average of at least 20 F miles per gallon of gasoline, says Interior' Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton. "If wo don't get the cooperation we need, we wl ,. provide a menu be glad to with some ··--tougher turkey," Morton "told a ".' news, conference Thursday. ; This would mean seeking leg'; tslation setting mandatory fuel- economy stndards if t h e industry cannot agree voluntarily ·to the rmprovements, Frank Zarb, executive director of the new Cabinet-level Energy Resources Council, told reporters later. Morton's statement came as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation ..Department released a report .,,,.saying auto fuel economy could ,, be improved by as much as 40 .- to 60 per cent by 1980. The report said .that would mean average auto pcrlorm- j- ances of 20 to 22 miles per gal- · : Ion, compared with the 1974 av- '' eragc of about 14 miles per g'al- .- Ion. ..... The price of a car would go :. up about $400 duo to the techni ,^,cal improvements needed for a 40 per cent fuel saving, the re _port said. However, it said the owner .would get his money back ii v' one to four years through lower operating and maintenance ,.,costs. The auto industry would t:have to make capital in vestments of as much as $400 ;-· million a year for the improve ;·;,·; mcnts but U.S. oil imports would be cut by about one mil « · · lion barrels a day, the repor ...said. That would save some '"$4.5 billion a year at curren prices, it said. The report mentioned three ways fuel economy could be DENNIS THE MENACE PSST-* mprovcd -- technical Improvements 'to nuto engines, drive rains, tires and bodies; putting mailer engines in large cars; and selling more small cars. A shift to small cars could in crease injury and death rales n auto accidents, but the prob- em could be reduced by im- iroved safety systems and us : ng smaller engines in large cars, the report said. : Morton also announced a de- :ision by the Energy Resources Council to adopt a program to equalize the cost of crude oil and petroleum products for all refiners and marketers. He said this would be an' al- ernative to decontrolling those prices. Such a program would not Increase any oil prices, mit would require " " " among which is price-controlled and new oil, which is uncontrolled proportional sharing, all refineries of "old oil and more expensive. The council also has asked Ihe Federal Energy Administration to consider stimulating production by decontrolling oil produced by expensive "secondary and tertiary ' recovery" techniques in w e 11 s exhausted ly conventional techniques, Morton said. Seek Permits LITTLE ROCK AP) -- Arkansas Power Light Co. asked the state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission today for air and water permits for its proposed White Bluff steam electric generating star lion near Redfield. James Woodward of Little Rock, director of power production for the utility, said the company's application for an air permit and water discharge permit provided for compliance with all state and federal air and water quality standards. LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A hree-judge federal court ruled unconstitutional Friday the state law forbidding the coun- .ing of write-in votes not written on the ballot in the handwriting of the person castin'g the vote. The law, which requires the writing of the full name of the candidate as it appears on the OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 12:00-5:00 P-M. 2 NEW HOMES ON MOCKINGBIRD LANE (2 Blocks west on Overcrest off Old Wire Rd.) 3 and 4 badroom ranch and split level homes. All have 2 baths, kitchen with large dining area plus all built-lns, formal living room large family roo mwith fireplace, extra large double garage, many extras. . Luxury convenience and economy In a quiet residential neighborhood. We Invile you to inspect and compare. . " . FINANCING AVAILABLE GINTONIO BUILDINGS CO. PHONE 521-3373 Federal Court Overturns State Law On Write-In Balloting WOMAN'S WORLD A Convenient Sewing and hopping Guide far Today's Gal on the Go, Keep her happy and cozy in this eyecatching set. She'll love a coat of vivid colors bordered by f l u t f y loops, hat to match. Crochet squares of worsted yarn. Pattern 7G3: charts, directions for coat and hat. Sizes 2-12 included. 75 CENTS each pattern -add 25 cents each pattern for first-class handling. Wheeler, mail Send and to special Laura Northwest Arkansas TIMES, 450, Needlccraft Dept., Box 161, Old Chelsea Station, New York, N.Y. 10011. Print Pattern Number, Name, Address, Zip. The source of inspiration--our new 1975 Needlecraft Catalog! 180 designs. 3 printed inside. Send 75 cents now. New! Nifty Fifty Quills ...$1.00 New! Ripple Crochet Sew plus Knit Book $1.00 .$1.25 Needlepoint Book $1.00 Flower Crochet $1.00 Hairnin Crochet Book $1.00 Instant Crochet Book $1.00 Instant Money Book $1.00 Instant Macrame Book --SI.00 Complete Gift Book $1.00 Complete Afghans No. 14 . .$1.00 12 Prize Afghans No. 12 50 cents Bnok of IB Quilts No. 1 50 cents Museum Quilt Book No. 2 .. 50 cents 15 Quilts for Today No, 3 ....50 cents Book of 16 Jiffy Rugs ..50 cents Orbiting Space Debris Presents Scant Danger WASHINGTON (AP) -There's a population explosion of sorts in outer'space. Not; the baby boom variety, but in the steadily increasing number of manmade objects orbiting the earth, more than 3,200 at latest count. "It's starting to look like a junkyard out there," said an official of the North American Defense Command (NORAD), which keeps track of satellites and debris circling the globe. According to the adage, "What goes up must come down." And the stuff is coming down at the rate of one piece a day. Almost al! of it burns U[ from atmospheric friction, a n c the odds against anyone being hit are calculated at more than one billion to one. But NORAD estimates tha by year 2000 there will he 10,000 objects in space, and more fragments are expected to sur vive re-entry and thus impac on earth because of sturdier materials and improved de signs. So the odds against get ting beaned will become small er unless preventive steps an taken. Most of the orbiting maleria s useless debris from tw sources: satellites and rocke cases that break apart, and ex pendable items such as nosi shrouds, nuts and bolts, cabli tethers, spent engines'and pres sure bottles that are discardei when a payload enters orbit. The only known fatal it; caused by space junk was : cow killed on a Cuban farm ii 1961 by a metal fragment frorr a U.S. probe. Other landfalls all harmless, have oeen recorc ed in South Africa, Spain, Wis consin and in the water of Baja California. What fun to go off to Grandma's house for the holidays in a princess dress as swingy as this one! Sew it in 'crisp cotton with same or contrast collar and cuffs. Printed Pattern 4810: 'Children's Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, Size 6 takes l'/4 yds. 45-inch. Send $1.00 for each pattern. Add 25 cents for each pattern for first-class mail. and special handling. Send to Anne Adams, Northwest Arkansas TIMES. 438, Pattern Dept., 243 West 17th St., New York, N.Y. 10011. Print NAME, ADDRESS, ZIP, SIZE and STYLE NUMBER. MORE FOR YOUR MONEY IN NEW FALL-WINTER PATTERN CATALOG! 100 best school, career, casual, city fashions. Free pattern coupon. Send 75 cents. Sew plus Knit Book -- has basic tissue pattern $1.25 Instant Sewing Book $1.00 Mills Denies VA Benefits Tax Report LITTLE ROCK (AP)'-- A r port that a tax is about to b imposed on Veterans Adminis tration service - connected com pensation is untrue, the offic of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D Ark., said Thursday. Mills is chairman of the tax writing Ways and Means Corr mittee. His office said it had Icarne that a veterans organizatio was' mailing to its members letter alleging that such a la was about to be imposed. The statement quoted Mil as saying, "The kindest thing can say about this is that it i not true." He said such benefits are la exempt, always have been, an will continue to he. He said fh committee would not even con sider a tax on that com pensalion as long as he is com mittee chairman. Instant Fashion Book $1.00 ADVERTISE KBKK ThounjidB of horacmaken n»t thii fMtur* datlr . . . md th*f· will m jour namtt». ,,~, r » - » f{n*rTMW»1 is* ,ti i'iS^/isJlt-ikttoJii^aisii.^iia'iJkaJ Kill Parrot JACKSON. Miss. (AP) -Three boys burglarized a Jack son house and then killed th owner's parrot because the said they were afraid the tall ing bird would tell on them, pi lice reported. The two 12-year-old 15-year-olds and said one of thei called another's name durin the burglary and they wer afraid the bird would repeat i Police said the boys' arres this week cleared up 12 bu glarics in which television jewelry, guns and stereo tap were stolen, The hoys were n identified. iter registration form, dis- iminates against people who an't write, the court said. Such persons can get a ouse or an election .judge to rite in the candidate's name nd this vote should be count- I, the ruling said. It also said e candidate's name need not c listed in full. The decision came in a suit led Aug. 20 by Chester Smith Sharp County, a supporter of oseph H. .Weston, G3, of Cave ty, a write-in candidate for overnor. Smith said he was il- erate. Smith said the law dis- riminated against illiterates nd against people handicapped a way that prevents them om writing. The court was asked to allow le use of gummed stickers on hich a candidate's uatne had een printed, but the opinion in- icated this practice would not e permitted. A suit filed by Weston was c-ferred by the panel back to udge J. Smith Henley for fur- )er action. The panel said it id not present issues in a form to be properly cognizable" by he panel. Weston's suit attempted to re- love from the Nov. 5 general lection ballot the name of Gov. Dale Bumpers, who is a candi- ate for the U.S. Senate, and ic names of David H. Pryor, he Democratic gubernatorial lominee, and Kenneth Coon, he Republican gubernatorial lominee. The suit noted that the state 3oard of Election Commission- rs, which includes the gover- and the chairmen of the wo parties, appoints members f the^couiity boards of election ommissioners which supervise le general election. Weston aid the name of Bumpers hould be removed from the lallot because he is chairman if the state board. The names if Pryor and Coon should be re- noved because they have in- luence with their party chair- nen, who serve on the board, Veston said. Judge Challenges Federal Mandatory Retirement Law MIAMI (AP) -- "When 1 turned 70 I didn't go out looking for a rocking chair," says Judge Nathan Wcrnick. And he says he won't let the govern menl put one under him without a fight. Wcrnick. who turned 70 on Sept. 25, has filed suit in U.S. District Court to keep his job as a Social Security administrative law judge. The outcome- could have widespread effect because he's challenging the constitutionality of a federal law that requires mandatory retirement of almost all federal employes al age 70. Supreme Court justices are exempted. "I want to get up in t h e morning and know I have _ job," said Wernick, who balks at being called elderly. "I wanl to live a long time without get ting old. As long as there's people- older than I am, I'm young." He has obtained a temporary restraining order allowing hin to stay on the bench, but no hearing date on his suit has ye been set. Wernick works eight hours a day, five days a week, pre siding over Social Security hearings. "I don't sec any slow down in my productivity," he said "Frankly, I think I'm tar bette now with all my experience. don't feel a day older than I di' 20 years ago. Wcrnick's immediate super: or, Judge Morris Jacobson, de scribed Wernick as "alert, ju dicious and a man who make good decisions. "He is probably one of b e t t e r administrative th la judges in the country. I bas that on the quantity of his case load and the quality of his dec sions." Wernick earned his law de gree in New York. He has bee an administrative law judg since 1966 in Puerto Rico, Tam pa and Miami. "It's a good job," he said, enjoy contact with people, ih ing decisions, reasoning them out, writing them. "I think I'm doing somethin worthwhile. And I think I ha 1 a chance to keep being judge." Commitfee Advises HMO Regulation LITTLE HOCK when health Sanitations arc (AP) -- It maintenance returned to Northwest Arkansas TIMES, rAVETTlVILLI, ARKANSAS Sat.; Oct. 26, 1974 rkansas, some legislators be eve they should be regulalcc the state Insurance Commis on. The legislature's Joint Inter 11 Committee on Public callh, Welfare and La'jor rec mmendcd Thursday that the 975 Get -ral Assembly approv cgislalion to that effect. Rep. Slurgis Miller of Pine iluff had told the committee hat the stale could not ban MOs since the federal govern- nent had adopted legislation oncerning them. Under the tate controls, HMOs, Rep. acy Landers of Benton warn- d, "The public could be flee- ed -- the federal legislation as no provision on fees." An HMO is a system of pre- aid comprehensive health ervices usually offered by a roup of physicians operating rom a clinic or hospital. ' In other action, the-com- nittee decided to have the roper legislative committee in- estigate The Arkansas Trav ler, the student newspaper at the University of Arkansas-Fa- yctteville, has printed words in columns and news articles that some lawmakers find objectionable. "If this Is the only type of rag the students can put out, maybe we ought to discontinue It," said Eep. Boyce Alford of Pine Bluff. Church May Lift Celibacy Rule VATICAN CITY (AP) -- An .alian theologian s a i d today he Roman Catholic Church might lift its rule of celibacy or priests if the number of priestly vocations drops- drastically. Writing in the Vatican weekly 1,'Osservatore della Domenica, .he Rev. Battlsta Mondm said .hat if t h i s : happens in the fu- .ure "it will be inevitable for .he church to accept married priests." Father Mondin said, however, at the present time, "despite all secularizations and defrock- ings, we have not reached yet such a catastrophic situation." TOMORROW'S PRIZEWORD PUZZLE CLUE WORDS In order to make it easier for you to win, we have listed, among others, the correct words to Sunday's October 27th Prixeword Puzzle! 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Henslee was told to prefile the bill in the legislative session, ollowing the usual procedures. The reports required by the bill would have to be made to Lhe office of the secretary of state one week before the first primary, any runoff primary and the general election. Henslee said public confidence In government had declined because they had seen "what can happen when greedy, power-hungry men gain office through the silent, all- powerful aid of special interests." Sen. John F. Gibson Jr. of Dormolt told Henslee that he feared such a measure would "turn elections over to news papers" through the influence of their editorials. He said perhaps editorials .should be filed with the secretary of state. The bill would provide a penalty of a fine of $500 to $5,000 on contributors, candidates anc campaign managers convicter of violating the provisions of the measure. 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