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Evening Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Uniontown, Pennsylvania OUR YEAR NO 79 FINAL Paper That Goes Into The Home UNIONTOWN PENNSYLVANIA WEDNESDAY MARCH TEN CENTS SOUTH UNION ALARM SYSTEM South Union Fire Chief Adam Buchheit and radio operator Mrs Nancy Whaley check equipment for new alarm answering service to be started Friday Photo Shortages To Continue Gas Prices Stay High WASHINGTON AP The American motorist will continue to face a gasoline shortage and he'll pay higher prices for the fuel despite the end of the Arab oil embargo President Nixon and his energy chief have said Nixon opening a news conference with the National Association of casters in Houston Tuesday night said We still have an anticipated shortage of perhaps 5 to 8 per cent in the United States Earlier federal energy chief William E Simon told newsmen here Gasoline is going to cost more and so is heating oil A shortage such as that mentioned by Nixon means Americans would have about the same gasoline supply as ing the first week of March when long lines at gasoline stations seemed to vanish suddenly A 5 to 8 per cent tage would be a great improvement over the 14 to 20 per cent shortages of February when motorists waited in line for hours The return of Arab oil Nixon said would not close the gap completely although he said it would rule out ing and mean the end of the Sunday ban on gasoline sales It will be necessary to continue our voluntary program of and also of slower Nixon said of the anticipated shortage Simon had explained earlier in the day that as the Arab oil returns to the U.S market it will raise the average U.S cost of oil creating in- creases in fuel prices to the consumer Neither Simon nor Nixon estimated the extent of the price impact but Simon's deputy John C Sawhill has guessed the price of gasoline could hit 70 to 80 cents per gallon at the pump this summer Energy officials hope these high prices will at least take the sting out of the remaining shortage by causing motorists to voluntarily reduce their gasoline use State Files Suit On Gas Supply OK State budget goes up and up Gov Shapp asking the state to spend about million more for the fiscal year than wilt be spent during the year ending June 30 1974 Exact budget figure is and more than half of that amount will be spent for education At least there will not be any tax increase County courthouse getting a facelift pointing and sealing be- ing done on the old and newer buildings What has been finished certainly ens up the stone Some folks would rather have the old color stay as is with the soot and grime of decades remaining Well with nue sharing funds available then why not clean it It'll be spring this evening at o'clock Hasn't been that tough of a winter Makes you wonder just what will pen during the rest of March and Arc you a trout angler Fayette County streams being stocked with trout before the season opens on Saturday April 13 Big Meadow Run Indian Creek and Dunbar Creek to receive trout in the thousands in the stocking program Time to get started preparing your tackle Spring fever now is called an energy crisis Fellow with a stiff upper lip might learn not to talk back to winter HARRISBURG AP Pennsylvania has turned to the courts for an injunction to settle its dispute with federal energy officials and 30 major oil companies over the March gasoline allocation In a suit that was to be filed today in U.S District Court in Philadelphia the state seeks additional gasoline and a re- distribution of domestic crude oil Gov Shapp said the suit was filed to end gross disparity in the allocation Prices Cut By Gulf Oil PITTSBURGH Oil Corp today announced an immediate tion in prices of jet fuel kerosene diesel fuel and residual fuel oils in pation of renewed imports of Arab oil Distillate fuel oils including kerosene and diesel fuels will be cut back 1.5 cents per gallon jet fuel five cents a gallon and residual fuel oil per rel Gulf President Z D Bonner said the move was made in anticipation that the lifting of the Arab oil embargo would relieve Gulf of having to sell much of its crude oil to competitors under the government's mandatory allocation program Weather Suddenly it's The new season starts officially at tonight The pre- diction calls for increasingly cloudy con- ditions tomorrow with rain likely by afternoon Low tonight will be in the to and high tomorrow in the to Weather Ob- server Earl said yesterday's high was 52 and the low 30 which was also the temperature at 8 today Today's Index system and because my patience is at an end trying to deal through normal channels to obtain Pennsylvania's ful share of gasoline In the complaint the state contends the FED and the oil companies have used misleading and inaccurate figures to determine the state's March allocation Through the suit the state hopes to ob- tain correct supply figures and to have them used in the allocation formula Further the state wants more domestic crude oil distributed in the eastern portion of the country to lower prices caused by high proportions of im- ported oil circulating through the area While seven states received over 100 per cent of their allocation based on March 1972 consumption Pennsylvania got 85.2 per cent Twenty-eight other states had higher percentages the suit says According to the own rule of thumb there should not be a variance of more than 3 to 5 per cent among the states in order for the FED to comply with federal law requiring that the allocation system be fair and Shapp said 24 Hours A Day South Union Firemen Start Alarm Service South Union Vol Fire Co will begin a 24-hour service ing Friday Fire Chief Adam Buchheit said the new service will aid both the fire de- and local business places The new program will provide an- swering service for both fire and glar alarms Three persons have already been hired to work eight-hour shifts Initial expense will be met with fire company and township Federal nue Sharing Funds Chief Buchheit said In a the chief said the ject will hopefully pay for itself Business places using the answering service will pay a set fee When an individual alarm is a signal tied in with the an- swering service will activate and the operator at the fire hall will then alert the proper police or fire agency The service will not be limited to South Union Business places fire departments or other agencies wishing their alarms answered on a 24-hour basis may tie in with the new setup Chief Buchheit said the new service should greatly improve the of the South Union Vol Fire Co The operator will be familiar with our fire the chief said and will be able to dispatch equipment without loss of precious moments Won't Quit President Says Senate Poll For Nixon Stand By DAVID C MARTIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP A poll taken after conservative Sen James L Buckley called for President Nixon's resignation shows that 39 Senators port Nixon's stand against quitting while 17 now favor his resignation Nixon Tuesday night reaffirmed his determination to stay in office despite the surprise declaration by Buckley one of Nixon's allies in the Senate In The Associated Press poll taken hours before the President vowed again that he will not resign 33 senators declined to take a position and 11 others could not be contacted Buckley a New York Republican who was elected as a Conservative party candidate and who strongly supports Nixon's policies said Tuesday that on's resignation would be the only way out of the Watergate swamp He said Nixon's resignation would at once serve the greater interests of the nation the institution of the presidency and the stated goals for which he so successfully campaigned Buckley said that Watergate has created an unparalleled national crisis that impeachment can never resolve If the President withdrew this crisis would be Buckley said Under the Constitution removal of the president from office requires a ty vote for impeachment in the House followed by trial in the Senate and a two- thirds vote or 67 senators for con- viction At the President's news conference in Houston the first question brought up Buckley's statements Nixon replied that while the senator had suggested resignation would be an act of courage it also takes courage to stand and fight for what you think is right and that is what I intend to do Nixon also argued against the senator's claim that it would be an act of statesmanship declaring It would be bad statesmanship and it would mean that our system of government would be changed for all presidents and all ations in the future Crash Jams Pike Traffic Traffic was tied up for about hours and three persons were injured when a hauling a load of crushed cars hit an embankment and over- turned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Donegal about 3 today State Police said the rig was driven by Robert Smith 20 of Weston W Va He was admitted to Frick Community pital at Mount Pleasant with multiple bruises and scrapes Four other vehicles ran into the wreckage troopers said Two of the drivers were treated at Frick Hospital Lloyd Lassiter 32 of Newark N J and James R Fox 39 of Troy Ohio After Nixon's appearance Buckley said he would have been stunned if the President had heeded his call for resignation so soon after it was made I did not expect that anything I said today would have an immediate effect anywhere Buckley said he had received some support and some opposition in private talks with fellow GOP conservatives However three of them Sens Barry Goldwater of Arizona Jesse Helms of North Carolina and Carl T Curtis of Nebraska publicly opposed Buckley's resignation call Goldwater considered by many to be the bellwether of Nixon's Senate port said that too many questions arise when it cornes to asking for the resignation of President in- the danger of setting a dent One conservative Republican senator on Page 2 Col 3 Mountain Water Assn Asks Data Mountain Water Assn is seeking in- formation from owners and developers of vacant land who anticipate building lot and commercial development The association was created to serve the water needs of the area between an approximate elevation of feet on the western slopes of Chestnut Ridge to the communities of Old Frame and High House on the West Included will be those domestic rural and commercial residents not served by the Albert Gallatin Municipal Authority and the Smithfield Borough Water tem The coal has been mined out from un- der much of the area and the quality of most of the well water where able is not good There are about 700 rural residences in the area and about 500 of them have expressed interest in the development of a safe dependable water distribution system Insofar as is possible the association will make the line large enough to commodate future developments Communities and villages to be served by the proposed system include tions of White House Out- crop Rubles Mill Old Frame Bowood Woodside High House Route 119 north of Smithfield and the Big 6 Rd to Route 857 and residences along and near Route 857 Connections into the system may be made at present for but if one waits until later the cost could be as high as or especially if a road ing through rock is required Man Is Arrested In House Theft A Uniontown man has been arrested and two other persons were being sought by police as the result of a theft last week in Smithfield Taken custody yesterday by troopers was Patrick O'Connor 22 of 104 S Grant St He was arraigned before District Magistrate James E Hare of chance and released on cash bond pending a hearing He was charged with burglary theft and criminal mischief Troopers charged that last Wednesday night O'Connor and two companions broke down the front door of the Cameron J Bowlen 66 Main St Smithfield 474858 READING Pa AP The winning number in this week's state lottery is Millionaire finalist is They entered the home removed a stereo after smashing a stove then threatened Mr Bowlen with bodily harm police said Mr Bowlen locked himself in a bedroom and was not harmed Warrants have been issued for the other two suspects Police Probe 2 Burglaries Two home burglaries were being in- this morning by State Police Several thousand dollars worth of articles were taken from the home of Betty Ruth Baldwin Connellsville R D 2 Bullskin David Locke 200 Roberta Drive hall reported worth of items taken from his home at Springfield Twp Fayette And Greene Counties UMW Seeking Foster Homes For Retired Disabled Miners Class Deaths 41 Dr Earl Wilton 38 Hospital News 13 Sports Star 43 Television 42 The United Mine Workers Area cal Office staff in Morgantown is be- ginning a program to assist retired or disabled miners to find foster homes where they can live on their monthly in- come We are experiencing almost on a daily basis that more and more miners are retiring with no families to turn to for assistance in meeting their day said Dr Robert L Smith director of the Area Medical Office Our society has become so mobile day that children are moving farther and farther away from home to secure jobs Consequently the retiring parents must look elsewhere for receiving help in completing even the simplest tasks like housekeeping grocery shopping and property repair When difficulties like these arise alternatives must be ex- Objective of the program is to recruit foster homes or those miners or widows who would choose to remain in a dwelling as opposed to a nursing home residence Many elderly people refuse institutional living when they are still able to function with minimal supervision Dr Smith noted A surprising number of our do not want to move from the communities in which they have spent their entire lives Their friends are there the stores they have dealt with or are there and the memories of a lifetime are hard to leave behind izing the impossibility of constructing senior citizen homes in every small community an alternative plan for housing and minimal health care is posed through the foster home Dr Smith said Applications are now being accepted through the Centerville Clinic from those who wish to offer their homes in the adult Foster Home Program Continued on Page Z Col
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