Midland Reporter Telegram, August 16, 1977

Midland Reporter Telegram

August 16, 1977

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Midland Reporter-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 16, 1977, Midland, Texas HOME EDITION THE BEST INVESTMENT FOH YOUR ADVERTISING DOLLAR Box TEXAS Daily Sundiy Xt AUGUST 32 4 SECTIONS Student loan default put at million POLICE in England seize a man after leftwing demonstrators attacked a right wing national front meeting Monday Authorities said 15 of the 500 police involved were and 10 arrests were AP Laser photo Cutrate transatlantic air fare to be offered By CAROLE SHIFRIN The Washington Post WASHINGTON Major tran satlantic airlines have agreed to offer a cutrate New YorkLondon roundtrip fare beginning 15 to compete with a nofrills scheduled airline fare to be started by a British charter carrier next The International Transport Association said Monday that six member including Pan American World Airways and Trans World will offer the fare a saving of up to from normal economy prices under two plans with various A oneway fare would be The British Laker plans to start a noreservation Skytrain service without meals for roundtrip or one Under one the passenger cannot pick the day he wants to only the week and must purchase the tickets at least three weeks in ad The airline would inform the passenger of the exact date and time of 10 days or less before the week of The other plan is a standby arrangement with no advance booking or guarantee of getting a Seats would be assigned only after 4 on the day of the flight and could not be bought within three hours of the flight time in New or within two hours in There will be a limit of lowcost seats available each week in either Tickets on Lakers Skytrain will be available six hours before each Unlike the Laker which will go to Londons distant Stansted the lowfares on the IATA carriers will be available on their regular flights to closerin Heathrow meals will be included LATE NEWS Alaska AP The trans Alaska oil pipeline was shut down Monday night after an oil spill at Pump Station a spokesman for Alyeska Pipeline Service said WEATHER hot and partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday af Complete details on Page INDEX Dolph Briscoe seeks to keep pressure on Washington to deregulate natural gas Page Grand slam pushes El Paso past but Midland still holding slim lead in TL Page Oil and gas Womens in the ticket price they are not on the The proposed which would run until March have to be approved by some IATA carriers who were not at the IATA meeting in Geneva late last week when agreeenent was as well as by the governments of the airlines but no trouble with approval is Aside from the lower transatlantic charter the lowest fare available to travelers between New York and London during the offpeak season 15 to May 14 from the scheduled airlines is round for a 22to45day stay with a requirement that the ticket be pur chased 45 days in advance of the A normal economy roundtrip ticket is a 1421 day excursion roundtrip ticket is IATA also said that some fares between certain European and cities also will be lowered on the 2245 day advance purchase excursion APEX fares beginning By PEGGY SIMPSON WASHINGTON AP The nine year cost to taxpayers for defaults on federally guaranteed student loans is slightly over and the figure is rising every the General Accounting Office The fiscal watchdog agency says one of every six persons who gets a loan is refusing to pay back the Between 1968 and the govern ment guaranteed four million student loans worth It reimbursed savings and loan associations and credit unions million for more than recipients who the congressional agency By the end of next the GAO estimates defaults will have risen to while the governments bad debt collections will have brought in only To deal with the the GAO wants the Office of Education to step up its bad debt collection referring them as a last resort to the Justice Department for legal The GAO recommends that such aggressive action be undertaken noting that the San Francisco regional office collected in defaulted student loans in a three month This was a record for which included those from persons taken to court and from others who paid up The GAO says more thorough credit checks should be made of loan ap The limited to for undergraduates and for graduate carry a below marketrate interest charge of 7 per which doesnt begin until a student can take up to 10 The refusing to provide gave these examples of people who have skipped out on their college loans professional basketball player earning a year stopped paying on a student loan in The Office of Education made no headway in trying to then a at torney had the players wages gar Repayment began last February at a psychiatrist making a year had defaulted on an The Office of Education referred the case to a who arranged for the debt to be paid off in monthly debtor working for a district attorney at a year had defaulted on in loans in The education agency tried to settle the debt but the best offer it got was a settlement of It referred the case to a who filed a lien against the debtors savings Within two the government had collected all it was Extradition of Kappler may be precluded by law Esfes relationship denied I By LINDA SCHAFFRINA Midland businessman Ray Horton Monday in a press release denied having a busjness relationship with convicted swindler Billie Sol The state attorney general has Picture page2A alleged that along with Midland businessman Frank Fuell and formerly of San were involved with deceptive trade practice in the leasing of steam cleaners for oil field Spokesmen for the attorney generals office have said they are investigating Estes alleged business dealings along with investigating Hortons business With the consent of Horton and 142nd District Court Judge Perry Pickett Monday signed a temporary injunction prohibiting them from engaging in deceptive trade The injunction included no ad mission of the truth of the attorney generals outlined in his original I have repeatedly told the at torney generals office that I have nothing to hide and I agreed to this order as evidence of my good Horton said in his press Horton said he is chairman of the board of Growth Energy of Midland and former owner of Wallace Oil of The attorney generals petition lists Horton as president of Wallace Oil and Fuell as president of Growth Energy Fuell said Monday he dissolved his association with Growth Energy over a year In his press Horton said Estes was employed by a firm once owned by Permian Petroleum of after Estes parole from federal prison in Every time anyone starts a new investigation of Billie Horton said in his they start in vestigating me just because I only tried to help the man after he was released from Horton said he helped Estes get a job with Permian with the Continued on Page 2A By ROON LEWALD West Germany AP The West German government may refuse Italys request to hand over a Nazi war criminal who escaped from an Italian hospital in a suitcase because the constitution forbids ex tradition of German the Justice Ministry said In another the Italian government said the daring escape of convicted Nazi murderer Herbert 70yearold former head of the Gestapo in has forced the postponement of a meeting between Premier Giulio Andreotti and West German Chancellor Helmut They were scheduled to meet In Verona An announcement by Andrcottis office said Schmidts visit came at a moment in which public opinion is profoundly disturbed by the escape of lifeterm prisoner Kappler and could be the occasion of demon strations that could be unduly in terpreted as a cracking of the solid friendship between the Italian and the German A spokesman of Andreottis office said no new date for a meeting was reduced to 105 pounds by terminal was smuggled out of a Rome military hospital in a big suitcase by his wife early the Italian government He was serving a life The Federal Criminal Office in Wiesbaden issued a nationwide police alert for who ordered the Ardcatine Caves massacre of 335 Italians in A West German government spokesman on Monday said that Kapplers 54yearold wife telephoned German officials that her husband was in West The Italian government said it was asking West Germany to extradite But a Justice Ministry official said that the German constitution prohibits extradition of a German national wanted for crimes He said his ministry had not been asked yet for a ruling on Kapplcrs But he added The constitution applies to Whoever is a German may not be The Italian government had rejected requests from Kappler to die in Italian officials said on one of her regular visits to her husband in the Cello military apparently stuffed him into a large suitcase she had brought with her and dragged it out of the hospital under the noses of military police Kappler ordered the mass execution in the Ardeatlnc Caves in reprisal for the killing of 32 German soldiers in downtown Rome by Italian Among those executed were 70 and Italian Jewish groups joined Partisan veterans In demanding an explanation for the Tax ratesetting delayed AAesquite Jamboree means beer BIG LAKE This half dazed by too much too much music or by climbed aboard the unmoving flatbed leaned heavily into the microphone and yelled Bobby Bobby Ferguson On this he was the provider of all things We need We need We need Come good It was something short of a but beloved Ferguson did appear and he did cause the longneck tap beer to flow he did cause fresh throwaway cups to and he did round up more of that Fredericksburg The beer was There were a dozen 16gallon kegs of the San An tonio That was enough for everybody there of for the most hearty of guz The only holdback was standing in one of the two kinky lines leading up to two spigots in the side of the mobile walkin beer Just across the way from the beer ROUSTIN ABOUT with EdTodd box was the flatbed from whence the thoughtful fellow summoned was the Joe Ely progressive country which Ferguson and sidekicks brought in for the the third annual Mesquite Jam The band was playing just inside the fencedin picnic grounds of the old Big Lake Oil And to get in for the openair free beer and 10 bit German sausage cost a token six The jamboree site was little more than a winding mile from the now Continued on Page 2A Midland County Commissioners Monday postponed setting the tax rate for 1978 because of the hospitalization of Commissioner Jack County Judge Barbara Culver said state law requires all commissioners to be present and voting when the tax rate is The commissioners had hoped to go to the hospital Monday to take the but who recently suffered a ruptured wsis unable to have Judge Culver said the com missioners probablyWill try to go to the hospital but no public notice will be Only the members of the com missioners court and the county clerk are expected to be allowed in Leonards The commissioners expect to set the tax rate at the present 95 cents per with assessment remaining on 32 per cent of market At Mondays the com missioners adopted revised minimum standards for construction of roads to be dedicated for county use and Commissioner Charlie Welch said the new standards were needed to bring official policy in line with actual practice for the past few Width of caliche streets must now be 30 feet a change from the previous 26 to 28 feet Paving requirements were changed from 20 feet to 24 The commissioners also agreed to require developers of planned and platted subdivisions to pave streets before giving them to the county to Judge Culver said in the past some developers have sold lots in sub divisions and misled purchasers into i thinking the county would aoon pave the Commissioner Durward Wright expressed concern that developers would use the loophole of not platting their subdivisions and give unpaved roads to the county on a streetbystreet The approved wording should put most folks on Wright If it gets to be a we may have to put more teeth in The commissioners also discussed the problem of insufficient space in the county law After hearing from representatives of the Midland Bar the commissioners agreed to put the topic Continued on Page 2A Innocent plea entered at Sam arraignment By BETSY KENEDY NEW YORK AP Lawyers for David Berkowitz entered a plea of innocent at his arraignment today on charges of murder and assault in the Son of Sam killing They said he would plead innocent by reason of insanity if he is brought to After the brief proceeding before State Supreme Court Justice Leonard Yoswein In was remanded to Kings County There he will continue the psychiatric examinations that will determine whether he is mentally capable of standing his hands manacled in front of wore blue jeans and a blue and white pinstriped shirt with a white Tshirt He was clean shaven and appeared alert but displayed no The innocent plea was entered by lawyer Mark an associate of attorney Leon who was retained by Berkowitz1 The arraignment was on charges stemming from the July 31 slaying of Stacy Moskowitz and the wounding of her Robert They were the last victims of the man police call the who killed six young persons and wounded seven during little more than a Yoswein also took up an application by attorney Philip Peltz to withdraw from the case as one of Berkowitz The judge said he would hold a hearing on the matter three to five days after getting the psychiatric report on But he ordered tapes of con versations reportedly made by Peltz with Berkowitz to be turned over to the court clerk and Peltz had reportedly tried to sell copies of the tapes to two Berkowitz was brought to Brooklyn Criminal Court under heavy This is the most protection I have ever seen 9 prisoner get in the 20 years Ive worked in the one court officer The caravan that brought him in cluded a Correction Department van accompanied by three marked Continued on Page 2A y ;