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Albuquerque Journal (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Albuquerque, New MexicoThe Weather ALBUQUERQUE: Partly cloudy, windy High today, low 70s. Lows, 30s. (Details on F-12). 93rd Year No. 11 I NAL 140 Pages iii 11 Sections Sunday Morning, April 21, 1974 Price: Daily 10c; Sunday 25c Good Morning Let's Hope The Egyptians Continue To Smile At , Us After We Finish Clean- I ing Up The Suez Canal For Them. Egypt Praises U.S. Effort V‘ ■ ■ Journal Photo by Ray Cary Patrolman Ralph Kemp Pedals Up Central “During The Day I’m All Over” Pedal Patrol Aids Efficiency a t APD By JIM DAWSON City police are continuing this spring a three year experiment using plain clothes officers to patrol the downtown shopping district and other areas of the city on 10-speed bicycles. “Using officers on bicycles increases our efficiency in certain instances,” Deputy Chief Don Daniel said, “and we a re using them again this spring.” THE PROGRAM, which began in 1971, is not a standard assignment and is done on a voluntary basis. “We don’t put an officer out there unless he wants to go,” Daniel said. Officer Ralph Kemp, who spent several months walking a beat on Central between First and Tenth, has become the primary pedal patrol officer for the department. “A sergeant came up to me and said something about using men on bikes,” Kemp said. “I told him ‘Hey, give me the bike and the chance and I’ll do it.’ ” The police gave him the chance and he has been pedalling around Central “off and on” for about two months. “I LOVE IT. People don’t pay attention to a guy on a 10-speed bike and that is the beautiful part.” The department has ll bikes available for use. All of them are stolen bikes recovered by the police and not claimed by their owners. “This is different than when I was walking a beat,” Kemp said. “I can cover a lot more area and nobody pays attention to me. When I was walking in uniform everybody would turn there heads when they went by.” Most of the bike paroling is done Friday and Continued on A-2 By ED MAHR Mayoral candidate Robert Jordan strongly criticized four fellow candidates Saturday, calling Ray Baca and Herb Smith “incompetent” and describing G.P. Reyes and Harry Kinney as “quitters.” Jordan, a Republican state legislative veteran who is not seeking re-election to the House, also charged that Baca and Smith are spending their campaign time “trying to blame the other.” BACA CURRENTLY is a city commissioner while Reyes and Kinney are former commissioners and Smith is a former city manager who was fired four months ago. “Judging from their records, some of the mayoral candidates consider past failures their primary qualification to be mayor,” Jordan told a crowd of campaign workers at his headquarters in the Heights. “Both Harry Kinney and G.P. Reyes were city commissioners who quit,” Jordan said. “People who walk away from responsibility shouldn’t be entrusted with it. We don’t need quitters in city govern-ment.” Jordan said the only truth emerging from Baca and Smith campaigning against each other is that “Smith is incompetent and Baca must be incompetent or ineffectual, or both. Otherwise, the city wouldn’t be the crime-ridden, garbage-cluttered, pot-holed mess it is today." JORDAN SAID Smith and Baca were incompetent . because they were city officials when the city “failed to stay within anticipated revenues.” Jordan added: “They came to the legislature and told us they only had so much money, yet they went ahead and spent more.” He also said city government cannot be entrusted “to those who have had the opportunity to improve the city and have failed miserably.” In other campaign developments Saturday as the May 7 election nears, mayoral candidate Lynne Tokoph said she has been asked during her campaign if she is a serious candidate. “Yes, I am serious and concerned,” she said. “I feel my qualifications and background in leadership Continued on A-2 Accepts 1st Envoy Since ’67 By The Associated Press Egypt had glowing words Saturday for U.S. peace efforts in the Middle East even as Syrian and Israeli gunners traded artillery fire on the tense Golan Heights front. Mi William Patterson (Jut—I Nwtwl Kenneth Chambers John Zwerneman State Science Fair Winners Announced at New Mexico Tech Banquet Fair Winners Picked President Anwar Sadat made the remarks as he accepted the credentials of Hermann Kilts, the first American ambassador to Cairo since the June 1967 War. It was the first time in two years Sadat greeted a new ambas&ador. “THE WISDOM of President Nixon and continuing efforts of Dr. Kissinger have made peace possible in the region for the first time in 26 years ... I hope the efforts will achieve their goal,” Sadat said Saturday. “J hope that you carry my best wishes to our friend President Nixon and all wishes to the American people and my best wishes for your success in your mission,” Sadat told U.S. Ambassador Kilts. By STEVE PENROSE Of the Journal Staff SOCORRO — Los Alamos High School swept the State Science Fair Saturday with two of its students taking the top prizes of trips to the International Science Fair, one of them winning more than $500 in scholarships. Kenneth Chambers and Gary Harbour were selected to represent New Mexico at the International Fair at the University of Notre Dame next month. THE TWO will receive all-expense paid trips to the fair. Chambers,a seniorat Los Alamos High, was one of the top prize winners at the state fair with a project entitled “Computer Analysis of Particle Interactions in an Expansion Cloud Chamber.” Harbour’s winning project was “Vitamouse — A Study of Vi tam i nos is of Vitamins D and E in Mice.” Named as alternates to Chambersand Harbour were William J. Patterson III, a student at Highland High School in Albuquerque, with a project titled “Water Ecology — Nutrient and Indicators of Water Pollution and Their Statistically Determined Interrelationship in the Rio Grande.” JohnF. Zwerneman.a student at Las Cruces High School, was the other alternate with a project entitled “The Conversion of Waste Materials into Usable Products.” PATTERSON AND Zwerneman each will receive a $100 savings bond. Zwerneman, however, will participate in the International Fair as a representative of the Southwestern Regional Science Fair, where he was a winner last month. The New Mexico St ate Science Fair was spon sored by the Albuquerque Journal and New Mexico Tech. Junior division fair winners in the physical sciences were John Hernandez of Clovis and Peter Gammel of Los Alamos. They will each receive $25. Winner in biological sciences was Robert Mendoza of Albuquerque who will receive $50. Chambers, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chambers of Los Alamos, is a veteran of science fair competition. An exhibitor at the state fair since Sunday Journal Index • Candidate says he’ll sue city over life insurance plan. See page A-2. • New Mexico’s Lobos hold major spring scrimmage at Clovis. See page D-l. Republicans make plans for State Cen- tral Committee meeting. See page F-6. Action Line E-10 Obituaries......... F-12Around New Mexico ... F-l People’s Column ASArts............. C-l-7 Phoenix Next....... ASBooks............ ... C-7 Quality in Living . . F-8Classified ........ G-l H-12 School Menu ....... E-2Crossword Puzzle E-2 Sports ............ D-l-12Entertainment C-2-4 Today’s Calendar AllEditorials......... ... A-4 TV Log, Previews ... AllFamily lawyer . E-5 Wieck in Washington. .. A-SFarm and Ranch . . F-10 Woman’s World..... BillFinancial ......... . , F-2-3Home Living...... E-l-5 Plus Parade and 2 big comicsHoroscope........ E-4 sections 1970, he took first place in the chemistry division last year. He also received a Navy certificate of merit and a $50 John Harty Memorial Award. HARBOUR IS the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Harbour of Los Alamos. This is the first year the Los Alamos High senior has participated in the state fair. He is active in local environmental groups. The speaker for the annual awards banquet — at which the two international fair participants and the winners of the other special prizes and awards were named — was Rena Mae Bonem, who will soon receive her doctorate in paleontology from the University of Oklahoma. Miss Bonem is a graduate of New Mexico Tech and a past winner at both the regional and state science fair level. She was an international fair participant at Dallas in 1966. Association certificates of merit in the junior division were awarded to Wayne Anderson of Lovington, Elaine Fletcher of Cloudcroft and Donna Howey of Las Cruces. The New Mexico Medical Society’s $100 scholarship winner was April Somerville, a senior at Highland High School. FIRST PLACE winners Continued on A-9 i When Kilts handed in his credential letter Sadat said. “This is a chance to open a new page in our relations.” He then made the unusual gesture of talking 15 minutes with the ambassador and walk-, ing him down the hallway to the staircase of Abdin Palance. Protocol usually calls for one minute or so of talk and then an escort officer normally walks the new envoy down the hail. On Friday, Nixon accepted the credentials of Egypt's new ambassador to the United States, Ashraf Ghorbal. SADAT HAS recently praised Nixon for his efforts in the Middle East leading to a separation and disengagement of forces on the Suez front and for similar efforts on the Syrian front. At the same time, he has become increasingly critical of the Kremlin. On Thursday he accused Moscow of balking on arms deliveries since the October war, and said Egypt was now looking for military hardware elsewhere after 18 years of near total reliance on Russia. Buy Now, Pay Later And Later And Later By DEBORAH M. RANKIN AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When George P. got married five years ago, he and his bride took out a $500 loan to furnish their new apartment. Two children, nine credit cards and seven loans later, the young bank clerk owed over $6000, more than he earns in six months. HE WAS so far behind in his payments at Christmas that he couldn’t charge a penny more. So he took the small amount of cash he had on hand, bought his daughters dime-store toys, his wife a $7.99 nightgown and told them “Santa Claus got stuck in inflation.” Financial experts say that George, who doesn’t drink or gamble and is in his early 20s, is typical of millions of Americans who have gotten into debt over their heads. Delinquencies — payments 30 days or more past due — on consumer loans and mortgages are at the highest level in years for three reasons, lenders say: — Continued sharp inflation, forcing Americans to set aside a larger portion of each dollar for such necessities as food and fuel. — A BUSINESS slowdown that is swelling the ranks of the unemployed and shortening work weeks for those still on the job. — And the easy availability of credit, which has encouraged many people to borrow beyond their ability to repay. Financial experts say a continuation of the trend may lead to tighter credit and higher interest rates. Economists pay particularly close attention to delinquency rates because they are considered an indicator of consumer sentiment and the future path of the economy. Generally, a rise in delinquencies is accompanied by a drop in consumer spending and occurs just before a recession. “What we’re seeing is a classic textbook case,” says Irwin L. Kellner, vice president of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. “GOVERNMENT figures show delinquency rates are running at a 20-year high, and this serves as an early warning that consumer borrowing is getting out of hand.” Right now, the figures are worrisome, but not alarming enough for bankers and finance companies to push the panic button. And these lenders point out that only a fraction of delinquencies turn into bad loans, so far past due they are written off as uncollectable. A survey by the American Bankers Assn. indicates that delinquency rates on consumer installment loans “rose substantially” during last November and December and accounted for 2.53 per cent of all loans outstanding. This was the highest sinc£ the organization started the survey in 1963. The steepest climbs were recorded in recreational vehicle, mobile home and subsidized home improvement loans. William F. Ford, chief economist for the association, says the final two Continued on A-6 Meanwhile, there were unconfirmed reports that Egypt rejected offers of an Israeli withdrawal front Sinai because Cairo wants to coordinate strategy with Syria. “Exclusive offers of Israeli withdrawal from Sinai were put forward to Egypt last week but Egypt rejected them because she is waiting to move with Syria,” Ihsan Abdel Ko-dous wrote in the Cairo weekly Akhbar el-Yom. HE DID not say where the offers came from. The Syrian government newspaper Ai Thawra said the Golan fighting will grow more widespread until Israel fully withdraws from occupied Arab territory. “What happens in the Golan today is an extension of the October war and a declaration that Arabs do not intend to lose through political maneu- * vers what they gained by { blood in the battlefield,” 1 the newspaper said. t Cm

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