Midland Reporter Telegram, March 19, 1977

Midland Reporter Telegram

March 19, 1977

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Midland Reporter-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 19, 1977, Midland, Texas s w e THE BEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR ADVERTISING DOLLAR Box TEXAS No Daily Sunday 35 c MARCH 20 4 SECTIONS Zaire invaders using Sovietmade rockets Luerpboto INSPECTING HIS dried up stock pond is Robert who farms near Deerfield in southwestern The pond lacks water for the first time in the memory of area Along with parts of much of the Midwest has suffered a long winter Carter advisors differ on energy surety steps By SMITH the Washington Post Just before sending his energy reorganization plan to Congress last President Carter promised to take steps to increase the surety we have that the numbers supplied by the oil industry on the nations reserves are In making that pledge the President addressed a central issue in the debate over natural gas policy the credibility of the estimates of how much gas we have on hand that can be produced at a Critics of the in Congress and have voiced suspi cions that the shortage is contrived by the oil companies to justify increased prices and Industry spokesmen reject those allegations as unfounded and politically And yet billions of dollars in profits could ride on the outcome of the Bat tle of the The Federal Power Commission uses the proven reserve figures to regulate interstate gas The reserve numbers also figure in the formulation of national energy including such ques tions as The Carter administration can now take two approaches to the battle of the numbers it as the govern ment has since continue to rely on the estimates provided by the American Gas an in dustry trade Or it can exercise authority given it under two recently passed laws to develop its own base of independent reserve The authority to determine the reserve data independently of the in dustry figures was provided under the 1975 Energy Police and Conservation Act as well as the Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act passed in What course will Carter take So far the administration has Writing songs helps her escape boredom Shes a contented housewife I enjoy being a says Tyne Barbara who could write a song or so on the merits of But I enjoy my career and taking care of my family at the same so to She And this auburnhaired woman of 35 readily declares that she escapes boredom and the typical housewife image by keeping writing and on and Her career is in writing and singing Country and Western Shes but she is trying mighty hard And Ive got some important people listening to And right shes unemployed as a nightspot WEATHER Gradual clearing becoming fair tonight and Gusty winds High today low Low tonight upper High Sunday low Complete details on page INDEX Chauvinist image big seller for Southwest Page San Angelo win Tall City track Page Religious 5A Window on West ROUSTIN ABOUT with EdTodd And thats perfectly all right for I stay pretty busy at says the who has penned about 50 sad and happy Her Ive Lost Him to the is still awaiting to make the who sings and writes under the stage name of Barbara met the other side of her happiness at a nightclub down at She was singing and ran across a fellow who happened to be her bosss Love at first really she They meet on a Friday night in got engaged the next and were married within five Preston and Barbara Bowman have been in Midland ever He encourages her in her and she does in Hes a Your husband has to be behind you 100 per she He has to believe in you and in your career as much as he does his own especially if youre a the whole shebang might tumble and fall I think two people have to really share everything they do thats im portant to them And each in dividual has to have a certain amount of I have to get off by and rny Continued on Page 2A hesitated to spell out a policy on the natural gas despite Carters public acknowledgment that it is ob vious to all of us that there are some instances where natural gas is withheld from the James Schlesinger the new energy is represented by associates as waiting to take a hard line on the numbers game in natural Schlesinger wants to know with confidence what the hell the facts said one official familiar with his Everyone seems to as FPC Commissioner James Watt admits that the question of who prepares proven reserve data would never have been raised if there had not been the But energy officials differ on what steps the administration should take and how aggressively it should pursue the goal of governmental self sufficiency in energy John head of the Federal Energy At the moment there is no alternative to relying totally on in dustry Acting FEA Deputy Administrator Gorman Smith says the ad ministration should develop a new system for estimating proven But he declined to say whether the FEA should exercise its new authority to get data from com panies including the exercise of subpoena Some career such as Vic tor chief of the FPCs Reserves Evaluation say they are bewildered by what they regard as the governments passive role toward building its own data We should have had reservoirby reservoir data 15 years Zabel If we had it we wouldnt have been caught by surprise with a gas Worse we need that data now in order to cope with the Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus Continued on Page 2A By KENNETH FREED WASHINGTON AP Forces that have invaded Zaire include white troops and are getting major logistic support from the Marxist Angolan including Sovietmade officials said The invasion force totals about mostly former Katangan soldiers who were exiled to Angola after their attempt to overthrow the Zaire government failed in the mid The fighting was in the province of formerly known as It was not clear where the whites reported with the invaders came how many there were or what role they Zaire has claimed that Cuban troops based in Angola are leading the The whites might also be Portuguese or Belgian Earlier in the State Depart ment spokesman Frederick Brown said that is a fair assumption when asked whether Angola was giving logistic support to the Katangan Other officials later said the Katangans had been crossing the border on Angolanprovided Other troops also were moved up to the border by rail and some may have been flown to jumpingoff positions near the The officials confirmed that Katangans were using Russian The officials said most of the fighting since the invasion began more than a week ago has been on a small In these the described as wellequipped and well have faced little organized most of it from Zairean police and militia According to Zaires main defense line made up of regular troops is situated at a town about 30 miles west of the key copper mine city of These troops number in the hun dreds and are in the path of a main Katangan column reportedly some 20 miles to the Reporters were told that no con clusions had been reached about the ultimate objective of the invading But three options were the attack may have been made in retaliation for thrusts into Angola by rebels based in Zaire further to the it may be a new secessionist movement by the the attack may be aimed at overthrowing the central government of Zaire headed by President Mobutu Sese The Zairean army numbers only a handful of jet fighters and a hodgepodge of equipment supplied by the Soviet China and Western European Zaire is considered capable of repelling the but that would largely depend on the support given the Officials say aid to Zaire now is limited to two planeloads of Continued on Page 2A Fresh Syrian troops sent into Lebanon French aim to send aid toZaireans The Washington Post Zaire The French government agreed Friday to send Zaire emergency military expected to be mainly small arms and am to help defeat the 11 dayold invasion in the mineral southern area formerly known as The announcement came in response to an appeal from the Zaire government and the ship ment is expected to arrive within the next few The French promise of aid follows agreement from the and Belgian governments to fly in military Belgium reportedly is sending 30 planeloads of equipment and small arms to the former Belgian By STUART AUERBACH the Washington Post BEIRUT Syria poured fresh troops into Lebanon Friday to quell a rash of killings in the mountain villages southeast of here avenging the assassination Wednesday of Moslem leftist leader Kamal Jum At least 200 Christians have been killed over the past two days by members of Jumblatts Druze an llth century offshoot of the Moslem Syrian officials fear the killings could plunge Lebanon back into civil That fear was echoed Friday by the Most Antonios the patriarch of the Maronitc Christian who called the killings I have warned and I am warning he that violence will only lead to Druze and Maronitc Christians had lived peacefully sidebyside in the Chouf mountains during most of Lebanons 19month civil although there has been a long history of tension between the two In the 19th century fighting between Druzes and Maronites culminated in a war that led to European intervention in According to Maronite officials at least Christian villagers have fled from their villages near Jumblatts home in the mountain town of Syrian officials have told diplomats here they are not afraid of violence breaking out in despite the killing of about a dozen people since Wednesday and scattered gunfire all during Thursday night and But they are fearful of the situation in the mountainous Chouf with its long history of violence and the Druze tradition of exacting Tough Syrian troops in battle supported by tanks and moved into the Chouf Friday to secure these According to reports at least 40 persons were including a parliamentary supporter of Zahir al He was considered the most radical member of Jumblatts small parliamentary Christian officials who warn ed their followers against escalating the said enraged Druze fighters had begun their chain of kill ings before the Syrians One family lost 23 members when the Druze dynamited the church In which they had taken security forces here Despite the violence against the there is no evidence that they had anything to do with the machine gun killings of security forces here have said nothing about who may have done the killing and Jumblatt is known to have had a myriad of political and religious Jumblatts son who was installed Thursday to replace his father as leader of the also appealed for an end to the revenge Quake hits Phillipines The Philippines AP A strong earthquake centered in a remote mountain province rocked Manila and much of the Philippines largest island of Luzon early Satur Initial reports indicated only slight but officials said the only communications with Cagayan pro where the quake was were by Three hours after the relief officials had heard nothing from the agricultural trading center of situated at the epicenter of the quake 220 miles northwest of In the quake caused a sideways rather than upanddown movement of the Houses but a spokeswoman for the Na tional Disaster Control Center said there had been no reports of damage from the metropolitan where onefifth of the 43 million Filipinos A spokesman at Clark Air Base in central Luzon said some workers were evacuated from the bases main control tower because of the earth quake but operations were not Inter Burleson raps encroachment By JUDY JOHNSTON If the trend of federal government encroachment on state and local governments continues as it has in the Omar Burleson of Anson predicts the local governments eventually will be agents of the federal a member of the House Ways and Means spoke Friday to 300 delegates to the West Texas County Judges and Com missioners Association conference at the Midland Hilton There are two diametrically op posed phihosophies in he and basically they are more government control and less govern ment The opposing philosophies are evident in the unemployment bill now before which would involve billion over the next two Its a fine thing if we had the money to pay for Burleson Among provisions of the bill are billion in public works jobs and payment of 65 weeks of unem which Burleson said makes it attractive not to Besides thinking this idea is economically Burleson said he thought it was morally This bill would continue a situation which produces nothing and pays no he The other he is to create a climate in the business community which would enable more people to be put to work jobs which produce something and pay If the federal government would leave the private enterprise market Burleson it would seek its own like Under a free if a plan is it will he but under government if a plan more money is put into it to heal With the large deficit of the federal Burleson the government has to enter the money market and bid against private en When the government wins out in the the situation pushes interest rates increases inflation and drains off capital from private Unless the trend is he the American people will lose enough confidence that they will think they cannot run their own govern He cited the proposed national health insurance as an example of proliferating federal Once it goes into he the federal government will seep into control of all aspects of health care throughout the Burleson said the biggest shortage In Washington is common If we would get this country back on the he the country can be If we lose our economic we lose our personal they are one and the Burleson Later In the State Pete Snelson said that the state legislature would have to begin paring down bills being considered in this After an anticipated surplus in Snelson said he feared the legislature faces a deficit situation in which the priority spending will be greater than the present sources of At about miaway througn the most of the major items before the legislature have not yet been About 100 of the pend Continued on Page 2A ;