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   Albuquerque Tribune (Newspaper) - June 5, 1973, Albuquerque, New Mexico                                The Albuquerque Tribune LOCAL FORECAST: Clear to partly cloudy through tomorrow with warmer Vol. 54, No. 234 Albuquerque, N. M., Tuesday, June 36 Pages in Four Sections HOME EDITION p.m. Stock Prices PRICE: TEN CENTS Lack of fuel to halt big N.M. road jobs By the Associated Press One of New Mexico's largest excavation contractors disclosed today he was prepar- ing to shut down road and other public works jobs involving 400 employes be- cause of a sudden cutoff of diesel fuel. Paul Wood, an owner of Wood Construc- tion Co. of Albuquerque, sought help from Atty. Gen David Norvell, who threatened legal action against the firm's fuel sup- plier. Wood said his heavy equipment uses gallons of diesel fuel a and has been supplied at vat rate by Continental Oil Company for three years. "THURSDAY they said they could sup- ply no more diesel fuel in June and only gallons for Wood said today. "They wouldn't even discuss August." Wood said his equipment was still run- ning today with fuel scrounged from every available source. "But you can't buy 200 gallons here and there and take up a slack of gallons a day." Wood said equipment in operation today included 11 bulldozers, 12 big loaders, 14 scrapers, 16 diesel trucks and various compactors, rollers and other heavy equip- ment. WHEN THE fuel runs out, he said, some 400 employes statewide drawing salaries totalling a week would have to be laid off. He said as of noon he still had found no supplier willing to provide diesel fuel at any price, in state or out of state. "The oth- er majors (major oil companies) aren't tak- ing new he said. He said his company was Conoco's larg- est customer in New Mexico. "There was no advance warning. They're allotted so so much fuel. It's gone and they don't have any he said. ED ADLESBURG5R, Albuquerque branch manager for Conoco, declined comment and referred questions to the Denver office. Officials in Denver weren't immediately available for comment. Norvell released a telegram to Conoco officials threatening a damage suit by the state. Wood said the projects that would have to be shut down include his work on the Interstate Highway 25 extension south of Rio Bravo at Albuquerque, the widening of St. Michaels Drive in Santa Fe, extension of the Kirtland AF Base runway and the Black Mesa watershed project involving construction of two flood control dams in Espanola. IN ADDITION he said four highway con- tracts set to begin this month would never get started. They were U.S. 66 between Albuquerque and Clines Corners, an asso- ciated rock crusher job, the new State Po- lice driving course in Santa Fe and a high- way in Lobo Canyon near Grants. Airport searches may end Mud pack (un ii I By ROBERT LINDSEY (C) 1973 New York Times News Service NEW YORK The Federal Avia- tion Administration, following five months without a hijacking in this country, is studying the possibility of ending the mandatory electronic- screening of all airline passengers and searches of all carry-on luggage. Specialists in the regulatory agency have developed a revised screening procedure that, sources in the agency said, appears to be as effective in spotting potential hijack- ers as the current method, and it does not require searches and electronic weapon checks of evey passenger. UNDER A PROPOSED plan being re- Exclusive viewed by agency officials, the new securi- ty techniques would first be tested experi- mentally on several routes. If the tests are successful, Nixon administration policy- makers will decide whether to implement them nationally. The nation's airlines have been required since Jan. 5 to inspect all briefcases, purs- es and other Items carried aboard airlin- ers, and to scan all passengers with metal detectors. OFFICIALS DECLINED to give details of the new screening technique, which was developed by the agency's security offi- cers and psychologists. They indicated it was a variation of the agency's approach to antihijacking securi- ty used before Jan. 5, when secret criteria were used to single out certain passengers for searches and special scrutiny. Less than 1 per cent of those traveling by air met these criteria, Involving a "behav- ioral profile" that was based on traits common to many previous hijackers. A mud pock may be considered a beauty treatment for milady, but it's far from beautiful on automo- These cars are caked with silt left by the receding Missouri River hear Cleanup of the area's mast disas- trous flooding continues. CofC leaders discuss ways to stem rural areas decline By LAURIE McCORD Tribune Staff Writer Chamber of Commerce executives from eight states today wrestled with ways to prevent the decline of rural areas that often accompanies growth in metropolitan areas. The group was gathered for the final day of the Mountain States Associa- tion chambers of commerce spring meeting at the Four Seasons Motor Inn. G. Y. FAILS, executive vice president of the Albu- querque Chamber of Com- merce, said that many in- dustries and businesses were simply unwilling to locate outside metropolitan centers. "We took the last two industries that located in Albuquerque to five other cities trying to get them to locate elsewhere. Albuquer- que was growing faster than we wanted last year, but both industries chose to locate Mr. Fails said. "We did manage to get a garment industry to go to Santa Fe and Las Vegas locations, but many indus- tries won't leave the serv- ices, transportation and dis- tribution lines of a major metropolitan area." REX JENNINGS, presi- of the Denver cham- ber, described similar prob- lems in Colorado, with 32 of the state's 63 counties los- ing population in the past decade. He said, however, that such declines occur be- cause the people of those rural areas accept them. Fails agreed, pointing to the revitalization of Sprin- ger through strong local leadership. But he suggest- ed another possible reme- dy. "I think we must get a rural economic develop- ment council that is as strong as city Fails said. MOST OF THE execu- tives spoke in favor of con- Continued on Page A-8 nosedives LONDON (AP) Confid- ence in the U.S. dollar con- tinued to sink in Europe as the American currency hit new lows and the price of gold new highs for the fifth straight day. Dealers again blamed the dollar's trouble largely on the Watergate scandal, as they have done each busi- ness day since the U.S. cur- rency began its latest plunge last Wednesday. But there appeared to be a difference in atmosphere. FOR THE FIRST time, Continued on Page A-8 3ecreiury implicates WASHINGTON (UPI) Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy's former sec- retary testified today that Jeb Stuart Magruder after the Watergate break- in authorized payment of a bill for the "Gemstone" stationery on which she typed the logs of tapped telephone conversations. It was the first time that UNANIMOUSLY brush- ing off a request by the government's special -pros- ecutor that the public hear- ings be postponed in the name of justice, the com- mittee questioned Sally Jackson Harmony, Liddy's former secretary, about "clandestine" activities carried out in Nixon's re- election campaign. Because Liddy already the name of Magruder, who 4iad left the committee was President Nixon's dep- uty campaign manager, was cited directly in the Senate committee's public hear- ings into the Watergate break-in and other political espionage during the 1972 presidential campaign. under the cloud of Water- gate, "I took the bill for Gemstone to Mrs. Harmony said. "He (Magruder) authorized payment to H. A. Post Asso- ciates, and signed JebS. Magruder to it." Mrs. Harmony said she then disposed of the bill in a papershredder. PRESSED BY Sen. How- ard H. Baker Jr., R-Tenn.. as to why she gave the in- voice to Magruder instead of to the office manager, Mrs. Harmony said "I thought he would know more about it." She said she could not elaborate. Asked later why she had shredded the Gemstone invoice, Mrs. Harmony said Magruder had asked her to. "Mr. Magruder asked me to destroy she said. "He didn't have to tell my why." "THEN I'D like to know Baker said. "Because Mr. Liddy had been discharged from the committee; because it had the word Gemstone on it and I was familiar with Gemstone and the way I had used Mrs. Harmony replied. "I assumed that a lot of members of the committee were not aware of it." Magruder resigned as assistant commerce secretary-designate in April at the height of Wat- ergate disclosures. MRS. HARMONY, who Continued on Page A-8 Motorbikes, ice cream trucks; Shhh! City drafts anti-noise ordinance f Inside The Tribune J Ann Landers.........B-5 Bridge Column.......C-6 Comics.............D-7 Crossword Puzzle.....A-2 Dr. Lamb ...........C-6 Editorial............B-4 Food Pages........B-l-2 Horoscope ..........B-3 Inside the Capital.....A-9 Markets Obituaries Public Forum Sports.......... Theaters........ TV Page........ Town Crier...... Weather data, map Women's News D-8 B-8 B-S C-l-2-3 C-4-5 A-9 ...A-6 A-6 B-l-2 By MIKE CLANCY Tribune Staff Writer Motorcycles, cars, ice cream trucks and construc- tion projects are some of the city noisemakers soon to be regulated by a new ordinance. The city is rushing to put together a noise ordinance in answer to a flood of complaints from residents. The Environmental Health Department expects to present the ordinance to the City Com mission for approval next Monday. PATRICK KNEAFSEY said his department had been working on the ordi- nance, but was given the "hurry-up" signal by City Manager Herb Smith. "I think this is in re- sponse to resident com- he said. "I DOUBT, though, that this ordinance will be very effective its first year. "It will take time to get the ordinance to work, mainly because we don't have any experience in noise control. "Not many cities have experience, and we will just have to let the thing evolve into something he said. UNDER THE ordinance, ice cream trucks will not be allowed to operate their sound system while sitting still. Motorcycles will be for- bidden from arroyos and empty lots. Motorcycle riders won't be able to sit and "rev" their engines. Nor will they be allowed to screech their tires, make their cycles backfire or tamper with their mufflers. AUTO OPERATORS will be required to operate qui- etly and will not be allowed to tamper with their muf- flers. Construction operations will have to cease between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. in residential areas. Noise near hospitals, schools, libraries, churches or day nurseries will have to be kept to a minimum. THE ORDINANCE prov- ides a penalty for each offense and is coupled with a maximum of 90 day sin jail. But Kneafsey said it would be hard to enforce the ordinance. "How do you prosecute a 12-year-old who is riding his min-bike on an he asked. "IN THE first place it will be hard to catch him. "A motorcycle can go places a police cruiser can't and second the motorcycle can outrun officers on foot. "I guess other motorcy- cles will just have to chase offenders Kneafsey said. "This is just one problem. In a few years the law will probably be a lot more use- he said. Gold fever revived in NM us prices rise By MICKEY REILLY Tritmne Sttff Writer Skyrocketing gold prices are causing a fresh outbreak of gold fever among many New Mexicans, geologists and engineering consultants say. But most of the gold rush has been toward exploration and speculation rather than toward opening mines, they add. ONE ALBUQUERQUE FIRM which has begun two new gold u Keradamex Inc. "I'm not telling Mid William Woodard, manager of Keraoamex. The magic word 'gold' brings all of people on top of you." He Mid Keradunex is "looting at we wouldn't nave touched before.'' A comulting geologUt tat Atoqnrow laM that his firm is acquiring land for exploration "because if these continue, there will be a boom." Philip Sterling, district geologist for Continental Oil Co., said that the gold price "makes exploration more attractive." Continental Oil does not have any mines, although it does exploration in gold and copper, he said. HARRY GRIFFIN, GEOLOGIST for the American Gypsum Co., said that an Albuquerque property owner called him last week about the mining situation. "He hid beard that gold prices were increasing, to he's trying to interest me in his Mr. Griffin Mid, He said the amount of speculating and exploring Birthday KcrtMoon Doxon (left) and Nancy Duerr give) tnwr undif PhiNp pioneer que real estate hug hit surprise MM) Wrthdoy party today. story Page 4   

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