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   Evening Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Uniontown, Pennsylvania                               OUR 86TH 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 24-hour-a-day alarm answering service to be started Friday. (Herald-Standard 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 Broad- 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 dur- ing the first week of March, when long lines at gasoline stations seemed to vanish suddenly. A 5 to 8 per cent shor- 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 ration- ing and mean the end of the Sunday ban on gasoline sales. It will be necessary to continue our voluntary program of car-pooling and also of slower Nixon said of the anticipated shortage. Simon had explained earlier in the day that as the higher-priced 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 1974-1975 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. Sand-blasting, pointing and sealing be- ing done on the old and newer buildings. What has been finished certainly bright- 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 reve- nue sharing funds available, then why not clean it up? It'll be spring this evening at o'clock. Hasn't been that tough of a winter. Makes you wonder just what will hap- pen during the rest of March and April? 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 pre-season stocking program. Time to get started preparing your tackle. Spring fever now is called an energy crisis. Fellow with a stiff upper lip might some-day learn not to talk back. (Joodbyc 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 reduc- tion in prices of jet fuel, kerosene, diesel fuel and residual fuel oils in antici- 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 bar- 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 Spring! 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 mid-29s to mid-SOs and high tomorrow in the upper-30s to mid-Ids. Weather Ob- server Earl Bicrcr said yesterday's high was 52 and the low 30, which was also the temperature at 8 a.m. today. Today's Index system and because "my patience is at an end trying to deal through normal channels to obtain Pennsylvania's right- ful share of gasoline." In the five-count 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 FEO's 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 alarm-answering service start- ing Friday. Fire Chief Adam Buchheit said the new service will aid both the fire de- partment and local business places. The new program will provide an- swering service for both fire and bur- glar alarms. Three persons have already been hired to work eight-hour shifts. Initial expense will be met with fire company and township Federal Reve- nue Sharing Funds, Chief Buchheit said. "In a the chief said, "the pro- ject will hopefully pay for itself." Business places using the answering service will pay a set fee. When an individual alarm is acti- vated, 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 ef- fectiveness 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 39-17 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 sup- 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 Nix- 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 majori- 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 gener- ations in the future." Crash Jams Pike Traffic Traffic was tied up for about 2Vz hours and three persons were injured when a trailer-truck hauling a load of crushed cars hit an embankment and over- turned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Donegal about 3 a.m. today. State Police said the rig was driven by Robert Smith, 20, of Weston, W. Va. He was admitted to Frick Community Hos- 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 sup- port, said that "too many questions arise when it cornes to asking for the resignation of President in- cluding the danger of setting a prece- 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 Sys- tem. The coal has been mined out from un- der much of the area and the quality of most of the well water, where avail- 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 ac- commodate future developments. Communities and villages to be served by the proposed system include por- tions of Haydentown, White House, Out- crop, Woodbridgetown, 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 cross- 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 -into custody yesterday by troopers was Patrick O'Connor, 22, of 104 S. Grant St. He was arraigned before District Magistrate James E. Hare of Fair- 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 reisdence, 66 Main St., Smithfield. Winner: 474858 READING, Pa. (AP) The winning number in this week's state lottery is 4- 7-4-8-5-8. Millionaire finalist is 6-4-5-6-7. 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- vestigated 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, Mun- hall, reported worth of items taken from his home at Springfield Twp. Fayette And Greene Counties UMW Seeking Foster Homes For Retired, Disabled Miners Bridge........43 Class. 38-39-40-41 Comics.....42-43 Deaths .......41 Dr. Crane......4 Earl Wilton 38 Hospital News 13 Personals.....42 Sports 30-31-32 Star Gaicr 43 Theaters......14 Television 42 Women......36-37 The United Mine Workers Area Medi- 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 every- day said Dr. Robert L. Smith, director of the Area Medical Office. "Our society has become so mobile to- 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- plored." Objective of the program is to recruit foster homes (or those miners or thtir widows who would choose to remain in a family-type 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 bene- ficiaries 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. Real- izing the impossibility of constructing senior citizen homes in every small community, an alternative plan for housing and minimal health care is pro- posed through the foster home pro- 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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