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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - March 31, 1974, Bakersfield, California 2 sunday March 31,1974 a run Firth ta1 if no an study criticizes Speed in Energy development Washington a a private two year study of Energy policy sharply criticizes the Nixon administrations current drive to develop . Energy resources at top Speed. In a preliminary report saturday the Ford foundations Energy policy project said the government should consider seriously an alternative policy of slowing or halting the growth of Energy demand by the end of this Century. The report said most of the nation s remaining Fossil fuels Are in fact owned by the Public and their management by the Federal government can shape the nations Energy future. But it said the existing system was designed to encourage resource development and works against considering other options. A to our minds a the report said a the most fundamental Choice is a sense of direction about growth in Energy it said the historic growth of Energy demand about 3.4 per cent a Washington a the Navy saturday rejected the Contention of its chief civilian procurement expert that a $3.5 billion project for 50 new patrol ships a will be a disaster unless the production schedule is slowed. A Navy spokesman said that the decision to proceed with the project was not an arbitrary one and that officials up to and including Secretary of the Navy John w. Warner agreed with it. The warning of disaster unless additional time is granted for testing two major foreign components a a dutch fire control system and an italian gun a came from Gordon w. Rule. Rule was reinstated As director of the procurement control and clearance division in March 1973. He had held the Job until december 1971, when he was transferred after testifying about weapons contract negotiations before a Senate committee. The Navy said he was transferred because he disobeyed an order not to comment on the negotiations. Rule made the latest assertions in a March 8 letter to sen. John Stenos d-miss., chairman of the Senate armed services committee. In the letter made available to the associated press by con ression Hearst from Page i unit that Mav be pinned Down in the Field. A dare to struggle. Dare to win but do not forget the cry of the Jefferson turned his Handwritten statement Over to Hearst who copied the letter on a typewriter when Jefferson asked to see How a it looked in Hearst said he was grateful to Jefferson Scott and Taylor. A i Hope to hear from the Sla soon and Hope negotiations will begin in the near future a Hearst said. The publisher also expressed Gratis tude to others who took part in the series of talks at Vacaville. Quot what we discussed basically entered around the possible release of a Patricia and what negotiations and i promises could bring about a Hearst said. A emr. Jefferson decided to Issue a statement that in effect requests the Sla to Start meaningful negotiations for the release of Jefferson referred to a my Russell Little and Joseph Remiro two Sla members charged with the murder of Oakland school superintendent Marcus Foster last nov. To. Two Days ago Little and Remiro issued a statement through a radio station telling Patricia they wore confident Quot the Sla will release you Atter disclosure of the Jefferson letter. Hearst met with reporters outside his suburban Hillsborough Home. Weather High yesterday. 69 expected overnight Low today. 51 expected High today. 66 expected overnight Low. 49 expected High tomorrow. 6h Sunrise 6 43 . Sunset 7 17 . Rainfall a storm. 13 i total to Date. 4.41 i season Normal. 4.59 this Date last year. 7.94 Isabella dam 222,470 at re feet i inflow 1,398 cos outflow 577 cos forecast Chance of showers saturday night in mountains becoming mostly sunny this afternoon and monday. Variable winds 5-15 Mph in the afternoons. Year could be continued through this Century with All out development of All of the nation s Energy resources including Oil natural Gas Coal Oil shale geothermal Energy and atomic Energy. But it said this growth rate could instead be Cut in half by an All out Effort to save Energy through better use of it. With no loss of advantages. It said this policy would require full development of Only one major Energy resource. The growth rate could even be slowed and halted the report said leveling off slightly higher than at present a High enough to maintain present living standards and to increase those of the poor. A the Federal government is in a unique position to shape the future patterns of National Energy policy through control of publicly owned Energy resources a the report said. A. The Pace at which the Federal lands Are opened can play a key role in determining the Over All rate of Energy growth the mix of fuels and a1 sources Rule said . Elmo c. Zumwalt the outgoing chief of naval operations had overruled a plea to delay the project by . I. C. Kidd jr., the chief of naval Materiel. Rule said Zumwalt a insistence on maintaining the original schedule is a almost criminal a and that the naval chief and a Deputy will Bear a full responsibility for resulting a problems claims and a the fact that the Navy has never successfully americanized a foreign gun or fire control system a and we have attempted to do so a apparently makes no difference to Zumwalt rules letter declared. Rule said that it is Clear a the italian gun and the dutch fire control system cannot be built and adequately tested prior to commitment to production by the american licensees of the production quantities jury urges life term for killer Jacksonville Fla. A a circuit court jury today recommended life imprisonment for Ernest John Dobbert jr., convicted Friday night for the deaths of his 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son. The jury after deliberating for about half an hour voted to to 2 in favor of a life sentence rather than death in the electric chair. Judge Hudson Olliff set april 12 for sentencing. He is not required to follow the jury a recommendation. Dobbert was also convicted of torture and child abuse in the mistreatment of two surviving children. Takeover from Page i leaving the country the radio said. A spokesman for Royal dutch Shell in the Hague declined comment on the report saying a we have to wait for official confirmation by our people in Libya before we can evaluate the Oil sources said that Royal dutch Shell s share in Oasis was probably not More than to per cent of the total holdings. The company a other shareholders a Continental and Marathon a have All protested the september ruling but have bowed to the decree according to Oil sources Here. Shells ouster from Libya Marks the termination of British Oil interests in the North african country. British Petroleum one of the major Oil companies that operated in Libya for some years was totally nationalized two years ago. Libya has threatened a Complete nationalization of All foreign Oil holdings in the country within one to three years Oil sources have said. Ehrlichman from Page i Haldeman 47-year-old former White House chief of staff was indicted March i 1974, on one count of conspiracy to obstruct Justice three counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of Justice. He has pleaded innocent to All counts and is free without Bond. Ehrlichman is former chief adviser to president Nixon on Domestic affairs was indicted March i 1974, on one count of conspiracy to obstruct Justice one count of lying to Fri agents two counts of lying to the watergate grand jury and one count of obstruction of Justice. He has pleaded innocent and is free u without Bond. The degree to which the nation must Rev on the report went on to say a for the present the decision has been made to rapidly develop All Federal Energy resources simultaneously. A such a policy May make sense in some areas but As an across the Board proposition it represents a failure to weigh conflicting values. A it will be far More difficult to ensure a fair return to the Public from the leasing of its resources and to protect the environment under a program of rapid dissenting with part of the report the Edison electric Institute said a Zero Energy growth does not appear to be a viable the association for the nations investor owned electric Utility companies added that a in any responsible scenario on Energy the nuclear option must have an important in commenting on specific aspects of the Nixon Energy program the advisory boards report noted the presidents recent directive for a tenfold increase in Petroleum leasing of Federal offshore areas. A whether Competition for the tracts will remain High with so much acreage being offered and whether a fair return to the Public can be maintained by competitive bidding under such conditions seems highly questionable a it said. A ensuring adequate environmental controls and effective state and Public participation in decision making also appears a development of Federal Coal presents similar problems a the report said charging that less than to per cent of existing Federal leases of Low Fulfur Western Coal Are under development by the private industries holding the leases. A there Are no mandatory production requirements and Many leases Are being held in speculation of higher future fuel prices a the report said. A Many of the leases already in effect contain Only minimal requirements for environmental it said the government badly lacks information about its own Energy resources and is often forced to obtain data from private Industry. A the governments understanding of what it owns is grossly inadequate a the report charged. The report also raised the possibility of creating a government Energy corporation to develop Public resources itself instead of leasing them to private businesses. Such a proposal has already been made in Congress but is opposed by the administration and by the Energy industries. Floods from Page i the same Complex was isolated by water. At Dunsmuir in Sisk you county water was reported running Down the streets. The Box Canyon dam about to Miles North of Dunsmuir had water spilling Over its top saturday. Civil defense personnel had said if water from Lake Sisk you spilled Over the dams top it could cause flooding similar to that which forced evacuation of parts of Dunsmuir and Castel la last january. Volunteers in Castella commandeered a Bulldozer to build a Dike and save the Little town. But to do it they had to rip up the temporary water system that had been set up after the january flood. About 350 refugee Dairy cows were moved to the Humboldt county Fairgrounds where an emergency milking machine and milk storage Center were put into operation until flooding on the eel subsides Winiy said saturday. If the River continued to Rise another 1,000 cows would be moved onto the Fairgrounds he added. Near Fortuna a Van carrying the Hayward state track team to a meet with Humboldt state College crashed on wet and windswept Highway Igi late Friday. The California Highway patrol said the vans Driver Terrence tulle 19, of san Lorenzo was killed seven students were injured and two students were hurled into the rain swollen eel. One was still missing saturday and presumed drowned. He was Idelli lied As Christopher Schneider 19, of Castro Valley. Ford front Page i gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller a All of whom attended the conference at various time s a and former Treasury Secretary John b. Connelly. Ford also told newsmen he did not think the actions of the committee a reflect adversely on his Nixon a Percy was asked to comment on Ford s remarks at a separate news conference. A i can Only say one word a amen a a he said. Navy rejects plea by civilian expert door Buster specials a us a inspected whole body St fryers a sunday a monday a tuesday Only ii Farmer John link sausage a Merit Brand sliced Bacon a us a Grade a Turkey hindquarters a one Pound pkg. A Large stalk celery it Crisp and tender a italian Squash 29? a fresh pineapple a Beech nut baby food a 4% of Quot strained varieties Quot a Pillsbury or Ballard biscuits a 8-oz. Quot oven ready tube o to coca cola or sprite 16 of. 6-Pak. Plus Deposit Quot a nescafe instant Coffee a 10-oz. Jar limit one per Coupon a one Coupon per family a void after april 2nd�? Farmer s Market Coupon. We Welcome food Stamps at Farmers markets effective sunday monday tuesday March 31 thru april z a Pillsbury cake mixes

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