Tyrone Daily Herald, April 25, 1979

Tyrone Daily Herald

April 25, 1979

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Tyrone Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 25, 1979, Tyrone, Pennsylvania Pa Number 214 of Our 112th Year USPS 645800 Wednesday April 251979 On Highways 20tf Per Copy Reactor Under THREE INJURED AT TIPTON A passenger in an auto operated by Robert Carles of Altoona receives aid after being injured in a onecar crash at Tipton yesterday at pm The driver and another passenger were also injured Seestory Hurt Wholl Pay For TMI Crisis Three persons were injured one of them seriously in a one car crash at Tipton yesterday at pm State Police said today that a 1971 model sedan oerated by Robert V Carles 25 of 2726 W Chestnut ave Altoona for some unknown reason crossed he highway and struck a tree The car was traveling east on Route 859 in Antis Township approximately onehalf mile west of the intersection with Route 220 The Tyrone Fire Depart ment used its jawsofJife 2quipment to free Carles from nis demolished vehicle He vvas listed in satisfactory condition today at the Altoona Hospital with a head injury passengers in the Varies car were injured and oth were taken to the Tyrone Jospital Concussions One of the passengers Erma Grassmyer 27 of Tipton was later transferred to the intensive care unit of Mercy Hospital Altoona suffering from a fracture of the facial bones and a con cusion No report on her condition was available at press time Mary Sue Howard 23 of 909 25th st Altoona was ad mitted to Tyrone Hospital with a concussion Her condition was listed today as fair Contd on Page 2 HARRISBURG UP1 The Public Utility Commis sion gearing for precedent setting rate decisions on Three Mile Island utilities Tuesday heard that its trial staff favors passing most power purchase costs on to consumers Metropolitan Edison Co Reading and Pennsylvania Electric Co Johnstown are currently spending million a montli to buy outside power to replace that lost by the Three Mile Island accident PUC Deputy Chief Counsel Joseph Malatesta told the commission its trial staff would not take a strong position on the net energy clause which now permits both MetEd and Penelec to pass power purchase costs on to consumers if the rate bases are adjusted Malalesta said he favored removal of the crippled Three Mile Island No 2 nuclear plant from the utilities rate bases but probably would not advocate removal of the idled Three Mile Island No l plant fromthe investment base on which customer rates are fixed Malatesta was the leadoff spokesman as the PUC Tues day quizzed all sides before opening Us investigation May 2 to decide by latfe June how MetEd and Penelec shareholders and customers share the unprecedented costs of the March 28 nuclear acci dent Utilities counsel Samuel Russell urged the PUC to consider the continued viabili i Contd on Page Tyrone Borough Council next week will hold a meeting aimed at coordinating local agencies in a comprehensive effort to keep Tyrone area highway projects alive and progressive borough officials announced Tuesday The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 1 at pm in Council Chambers of the Tyrone Borough Municipal Building 1100 Logan ave Of particular interest is the Rte 453 highway project southeast of Tyrone and the proposal to redesignate the road as Rte 22 Council will take no action at the meeting according to President Robert W Miller The meeting basically will be an in formative session for Tyrone individuals and organizations concerning local highway plans Invited to attend the meeting are members of the Altoona Area Transporta tion Study Coordinating Committee the Blair County Commissioners the Blair County Planning Commission the Tyrone Borough Sewer Authority the Tyrone Chamber of Commerce and the Tyrone Revitalization Corp Guest speakers will be Altoona Mayor William C Stoufier and Blair County Com missioner John Gardner The meeting will be held in an attempt to recognize opportunities and respon sibilities so that all parties involved will be ConldonPage2 VICE PRESIDENT Dr Frederick C Haas a manager of the Tyrone plant of West vaco for two years has been elected a Vice President of Westvaco Corp by the board of directors He is currently located at Laurel Md and is a corporate research director He succeeds Dr A H Nissan who will retire May 1 He joined Westvaco in 1963 Cheapest Living On Earth ways Energy At Glance Washington A House Committee Tuesday voted 26 15 against sending to the full House President Carters emergency energy con servation proposal to close gasoline stations on weekends St Louis Mo The chair man of Texaco Inc which announced an 81 percent in crease in firstquarter ear nings said by any logical standard our earnings are not excessive Undated Gulf Oil Corp Shell Oil Co and Marathon Oil Co reported hefly earnings gams for Ine first quarter and one oil company executive said it is unfortunate President Carter is so tragically misinformed about the role profitsplay in in dustry Pittsburgh Jerry McAfee chairman and chief executive of Gulf Oil Corp told the annual shareholders meeting the company plans to spend nearly bilion jn tne United states on energy development and exploration Undated Gulf Oil Corp disclosed Tuesday it had reached an agreemento buy crude oil from Irans new government and Exxon Corp the worlds biggest oil com pany denied a published report it was about to resume importing Iranian crude tnie Energy Secretary James Schlesinger said Tuesday that if necessary the government may force oil refiners to i HOLLIDAYSBURG A low bid of has been submitted for the construction of the Eighth st bridge in Juniata by the County Commissioners The bid was made by New Enterprise Stone Lime Co and is reportedly some below allowable budget estimates The work could start before weeks end HOLLIDAYSBURG The US Dept of the Interior has turned down a request that Fort Roberdeau Sink ing Valley be declared a national historical site of na tional significance The fort is listed in the national register of historical places ALTOONA School directors in the fourcounty Ap paJachia Intermediate Unit 8 will hold a convention Monday at Altoona Area High School Four directors will be elected and the delegates will act on a 563846S budget ALTOONA A cakecutting ceremony highlighted the celebration of this citys 130th anniversary yester day in the office of Mayor William C Stouffer UNITED NATIONS UPI If your income is in the Rockefeller or Rothschild class you just might be able to afford living in Tokyo or Geneva For the rest of us well theres always Sri Lanka or Jamaica According to a UN report Tokyo is far and away he most expensive city in the world twice as costly as New York itself no bargain basement At the other end of the scale is Sri Lanka an island off the tip of India It used to be called Ceylon and the UN study says it is the cheapest place on Earth to live today especially if you like rain an average of 153 days of it every year The figures which include housing are from the latest edition of the United Nations Monthly Bulletin of Statistics and based on currency ex change rates of last December It establishes New York at a base of 100 and relates the cost of living of other cities to that Tokyos index is a whopping 199 meaning the cost of Jiving there is virtually double that of New York If you can afford a hamburger and french fries at plus you probably wont worry too much about it Next down the Sine is Kinshasa Zaire at 187 not Uial a whole lot of people are thinking of moving there anyway It is part of what once was the Belgian Congo and Muhammad Ali holds boxing matches there occasionally The third priciest city is alas lovely Geneva at 163 and No 4 is Kampala Uganda at least it was when Idi Amin was still running the place at 152 The top 10 is rounded out by Brussels Belgium 150 Bonn West Germany 148 Bahrain lots of oil not much 147 Copenhagen Denmark 146 Central African Empire complete with one of the worlds few remaining 145 and Buenos Aires and The Hague tied for 10th at 143 But not every place requires a stock of gold bullion for survival If you dont mind the occasional riot theres Kingston Jamaica at 61 se cond only to Sri Lankas 59 at the bottom end of the cost of living index Rum is very cheap there Third on the inexpensive list at 63 isBalmopan Belize The country once was known British Honduras and is primarily of note for its penchant for getting hit by hurricanes Other inexpensive lovelies are Lima Peru at 72 and tied for fifth least expensive with an index of 73 are Warsaw Poland Maseru Lesotho a tiny nation in Vallet ContdonPageS HARRISBURG UPI The Three Mile Islam nuciear plant where an acci dent gripped the world anc scared thousands in Penn sylvania can be brought to a safe shutdown May 2 ac cording to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission The reactor is under con trol It is being adequately cooled and it is clearly shut down from a criticality point of view said Victor Stello the NRG on site official in charge of managing Americas worst nuclear reac tor crisis Contingency plans are ready in case the shutdown scheme developed by a team of over 100 government and power company scientists fails Engineers will be stan ding by to reactivate cooling system pumps if necessary Stello said he couldnt even give a very good guess on hosv long it would take to decontaminate the Metropolitan Edison Co operated plant and put it back into operation MetEd said it was told by NRC it would be 2 4 years The reactor Unit No 2 which went haywire March 28 when uranium fuel was damaged because an operator turned off emergency backup cooling system too early will be declared shut down when the water in the cooling system is able to circulate by natural convection SteJlo said Stello said he didnt use the phrase cold shutdown since it technically would mean the reactor was being cooled in the standard manner which concludes with the operation of a decay heat removal system to put it in low gear When we go to natural circulation this is the equivalent of cold shutdown It is long term cooling mode for this plant and it in i Coat don Page 2 Shortage Ahead Whatever their differences over the Eldorado called windfall profits govern ment and oil industry spokesmen agree on one thing Americans either will drive less this summer or shiver more when the snow flies Energy Secretary James Schlesinger said Tuesday the government may have to force oil refiners to cut back on gasoline production and make more heating oil He old a House energy subcommittee the nations stock of heating oil is at a historically low level below the minimum level accep table and said the the government may have to turn to mandatory orders to assure priorities In New York Charles J Dibona president of the Oil Industry Trade Association was in accord with Schlesinger Home healing oil stocks must be built up which could significantly impair the oil companies ability to meet gasoline demand this sum mer he said Weekend clos ings of service stations are a reasonable probability He said oil stocks now stand at 112 million barrels an alltime record low for this Comdon Page3 Mrs Bressler Outstanding anticipation of winter needs but lhat hc ls to td on Page 2 fsigma Phis two chapters here last night honored from leftare Mrs Dorothy Derman Xi Ep and Elizabeth Bressler named Outstanding Woman of the Community In back from left are Vicky Hayes Xi Eusilon Girl of the Year and Sue Webb Theta Psi Girl of the Year Cjpbllun Xi Epsilon Beta and Theta Psi Sororities of Beta Sigma Phi sorority held their 48th Founders Day anniversary dinner on Tuesday at the Minuet Manor Motel restaurant The program was in charge of Xi Epsilon with Lori Eckert as mistress of ceremonies The program opened with the singing of the National An them followed by the opening ritual of Beta Siema Phi Darlene Cupp offered the Beta Sigma Phi grace Following the dinner Jane Hyde of Theta Psi welcomed the new pledges Anniversary highlights were given by Sue Webb of Theta Psi and Margaret Baker of Xi Epsilon Carol Hollenbach led the girls in the 48th Founders Day pledge Ellie Spangler read the greetingsfrom Bill Ross Beta Sigma Phis president Dorothy Derman presented the Outstanding Woman of the Communi ty Award to Elizabeth Bressler Sandra Stevens presented the Beta Sigma Phi scholarship award to this years recipient Kevin Latchford son of Mr and Mrs Verden Latchford Kevin is in the upper 5th of this years senior class of Tyrone Area High School and will be going to Indiana University of Pennsylvania Girl of the year awards were presented by Shirley Dietze to Sue Webb Theta Phi outstanding girl and Hulda Engelman presented Vicky Hayes Xi Epsilons outstanding gjrl In presenting the award to Mrs Bresster Mrs Derman said The person you have chosen to be the Outstanding Woman of he Community for 1979 has been and is one of the most willing most active most concerned women in Tyrone Her activities have been numerous to say the least But lets go back a few years to learn a little about her Born in Tyrone of talented parents she was educated in Tyrone Public Schools and is a graduate of Tyrone Area High School She was encouraged to do something that would enhance her independence and her future She chose to go to school a Jittie longer and embarked for Akron Ohio where she entered a School of Beauty Culture She opened her own business in Tyrone in 1941 Contdon Page 2 Kevin Latchford Weather Variable cloudiness with a few showers tonight Low in he 50s Periods of rain and possibly a thundershower Thursday High 65 to 70 Extended forecast Friday through Sunday Mild with a few showers Friday and Saturday Lows both days mid 40s to mid 50s Highs both days mid 60s to mid 70s Fair and cooler Sunday Lows In the 30s and highs in the 50s HARRISBURG UPI The Pennsylvania House joined the crowded field of in vestigations planned or under way into the March 28 acci dent at the Three Mile island nuclear power plant By a vote of 1954 Tuesdav the House agreed to establish a 24member committee to in vestigate state governments response to the worst nuclear power plant accident in US history Rep James Wright Jr RBucks chairman of the special panel said the com mittee would make recom mendations for a safer more efficient and realistic ap proach to the states obligation in future emergen cies Although the membership has yet to be announced Wright said the committees first witness probably would be Harold Denton of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commis sion on May JO and 11 Rep Marilyn Lewis RMon tgomery said a state commission would only duplicate the investigations of several Congressional panels a Presidential Commission and a committee appointed by Gov DickThornburgh But Rep Steven Reed DDauphin said the legislative inquiry would focus on the performance of slate govern ment which would not be Contd on Page 2 SteeShcauesrs Ask Striking steel haiucrs say they will continue their walkout until they gain a separate vote on a supplemen tal agreement to the national freight contract The walkout has idled about 5000 steelworkers Ken Paff of the Detroit based Teamsters for a Democratic Union which is spearheading the job action said the strike is still solid despite an agreement with three of the four firms representing the nations steel hauling firms The Teamsters Union an nounced it had reached agree ment with Yellow Freight Indianapolis White Slate Trucking Detroit and Point Transfer Canton The only steel hauling firm bucking the agreement is the National Steel Carriers Association which represents about 80 steel hauling companies and is the largest of the four firms Robert Coops managing director of National Steel Car riers Association said the agreement would bankrupt his company Paff said about 10000 steel haulers are participating in the strike and will keep their rigs off the road until the Teamsters leadership assures them they will receive a separate vote on their con tract Our people are holding out for the right to vote said Paff In the Pittsburgh area about 500 rankandfile steel haulers of the 1600member Contdon PageS Showers Due Across State A south to southeast flow of mild and moist air will dominate the weather in Pennsylvania through Thursday There were scat tered showers today with highs in the upper 60s and 70s Showers will be increasing tonight and there will be the possibility of a few thun dershowers Lows will be mainly in the 50s Periods of rain or showers will continue Thursday along with the chance of thundershowers Highs will drop slightly and be mostly in the 60s The weather was mostly cloudy and mild over Penn sylvania during ihe maM Early morning temperatures ranged from the mid SOB to the mid 60s and there was some spotty light rain in the west portion ;