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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, Big Spring, Texas Big Herald Price 25 vol. 46 no. 169 big Soring Texas 79720sunday december 16, 1973 64 pages 7 sections Price 25e . Officials express Confidence free at last a .1. Paul Getty Iii enters police Headquarters in Rome saturday Atter his release. Paul is shown without his right ear. Young Getty turns up minus ear Rome apr j. Paul Getty Iii was found alive saturday five months after disappearing from a Rome hippie haunt. His right ear was gone and his release was reported to have Cost nearly $3 million in Ransom. Family sources put the figure at $2.7 million. More than a week ago Getty s Mother said Ransom Money was made available through her sex husband. The 17-year-old grandson of american Oil billionaire j. Paul Getty was in Good health despite the missing ear and what he said were Long transfers by his kidnappers through rugged Countryside from one hideout to another. Police said he did not describe How his ear was removed. \ Rome newspaper had received an ear and a lock of hair described As Paul a and allegedly sent in an Effort to prove the kidnapping was not a hoax. Paul was found shivering in a rainstorm and sub freezing temperatures at a gasoline station along the superhighway leading South from Naples to Sicily. A i had been standing there for hours trying to Stop passing cars a police quoted him As saying. A but nobody would a truck Driver saw the boy and called police. Later he was reunited with his Mother former actress Gail Harris and then they drove Back to Rome. Police said the boy gave scant information on his Captivity. He said he was abducted from Piazza farnese a hangout for hippies and drug pushers in downtown Rome Early in the morning of july to after leaving a night club. Operation Contact families urged to open Homes Webb air Force base and chamber of Commerce officials Are trying to bring foreign and american air Force men staying Here during the holidays a Little better Christmas. Through a operation big Spring families can invite one or More air Force men to their Home for dinner or a party. The chamber a base Community relations Council co haired by col. Robert Liotta and Jimmy Taylor urges local citizens to participate. Families interested in hosting local military men should Contact the chamber of Commerce. 1st it. Terry Moore foreign Liaison officer is the Man All interested service men should Contact. La. Moore can be reached at extensions 2400 and 2363. Reviewing the. Big Spring week. With Joe Pickle pre Christmas Trade brisk All week reached a new High saturday with most commercial areas jammed with shoppers. Even after discounting the inflation Factor most businesses Are showing substantial gains. And most of them May be about cleaned out of seasonal merchandise by the end of the year one of those tragedies which can t happen but did claimed the life of Tommie l. Romine 18, son of or. And mrs. T. In Romine thursday. With companions from West Texas state College. He was sliding Down a Canyon slope when momentum caused him to lose control and be hurtled Over precipice. In another unusual mishap Robert Fred Surratt 28, choked to death on a bit of food at his room in the big Spring state Hospital. Our Cotton Harvest now is around 55, he Bales and some observers Felt this might be about 70 Lier cent Complete. As gins fell further behind the number of big Ricks of Cotton increased in Fields. To the North Dawson county has processed 190.000 Bales a and there is a possibility another 100,000 Bales May yet come in. Prices continue to hold Well above the 50-cent Mark. Hence Cotton producers May have More Money than Ever before in history but Bankers Are cautioning them to hold see the week Page 3-a, col. I special session comments by the a scooted press Here arc comments from a number of legislators concerning the calling of the special session of the legislators beginning tuesday sen. Grant Jones Abilene said. A if the Federal government passes that Law. We wont have much Choice other than to comply with what they mandate. I hate to Sec us Lake a see Story Page Ila turn at a state level until they have completed work at the Federal rep. Lynn Nabors Brownwood a i done to know whether i favor lowering Speed limits or not. I would like for it to be 60 Miles per hour. This is the feds dangling a Carrot in front of us. Of we done to take the action they want they could take away our Highway Trust funds. I would like to wait and see what Congress passes before i make up my rep. Elmer Martin. Colorado City a i support lowering Speed limits because we Are in a fuel crisis and we need to do All we can in order to keep Industry rep. Joe Hanna Breckenridge said he is in favor of lowering Speed to 55. A we need to conserve gasoline. All the Best information we have says we Are in a real crisis. This is not unprecedented. We did it during the War and then we rolled it Back to 35 As i rep. Renal Rosson of Snyder said he is a not in favor of dropping the Speed limits any More than we have to. I think we ought to find out what tin feds Are going to demand before we do any Volunteer work in that Jack Hightower of Vernon said he favors lower limits but Hopes it will be limited to Speed limit Issue. Railing crash kills Blind Man san Antonio. Tex. A a Blind Young Man was killed Early saturday morning when the car in which he was a passenger crashed through an expressway railing in san Antonio. He was identified As Richard Foster. Mid East peace Parley delayed by the assorted Prest Egypt said saturday that the Mideast peace conference scheduled to begin on tuesday in Geneva has been delayed for three Days Cairo s official Middle East news Agency reported. United stalls officials Raveling with Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger in the Mideast said the problem was in arrangements for invitations to Tho conference. Kissinger talked for six hours in Damascus with a grim failed president Hafez Assad of Syria. He then lev. To Amman for talk saturday night with King Hus Ein of Jordan. Squabble the squabble Over invitations copters on Arni insistence that the conference be tightly controlled by the coiled nations. Israel which has few friends in i United nations wants the american and soviet roles emr Hasi Zed. Is officials Are optimistic the t the problem will be resolved when Kissinger visits is a Witt Hoto student body president housewife Dru Briggs decided to become a student again after raising a family. Now Al 44, she s student body president at Bellevue Wash., Community College. She said she decided to run for president because housewives we rent being adequately represented. Uppity women unite Champion Belle Vee Wash. A housewife Dru Briggs a just quit work one Day and came Over to Bellevue Community College to see if she could make it again As a student after raising a family. Now at 44. She s the student body president. Wearing her a uppity women United Button she notes 2,000 of the 7.000 students at the two year College Art housewives attending on a part time basis. The former Saleswoman and one time Model decided to run for president because the housewives weren to being adequately represented she says. A three years ago the women were going to their cars to eat their lunches because they Felt out of she said. And she says she a already making changes. A a in a instituting a new Blu has just elected its first student Senate under her leadership. Is. Briggs who has sons 17 and 13 and prefers to �?omrs.,�?� gave up her academic career As a music major years earlier. This time around she says he a interested in a society and Justice program Borger explosion hurts at least 12 that would prepare her for social work. A singers retire about this time of life anyway a she said. She want ? to attend the University of Washington but for someone just re entering the academic mainstream a the University looked like a pretty scary place. A i think the Community colleges Are the greatest thing since Peanut butter. They give women returning to College a Chance to test the Waters a and themselves a and build their cheer fund tops $1 Joo the Christmas cheer fund had a lot More to cheer about saturday As a Large number of Friend rallied to its support. While the total crossed the $1,190 Mark the time margin also shrank for there is but a week left before business of taking care of the needy is at hand. If you can share too please mail or bring your gift Herald. Among the cheer were latest to spread Borger Tex. A at least 12 persons wept injured some critically saturday afternoon when a series of Gas explosions ripped parts of the Southeast Section of this Panhandle City. Six of the injured were firemen. Several Homes were set afire. A the main fires Are out Light now a a fire department spokesman said shortly before 7 . A we Are just trying to keep people out of a i Don t think there Are any the spokesman said. At least two men critically burned were rushed to an Amarillo Hospital. They were identified As w. S. Cutrell of Stinnett and a Railroad switchman and r. L. Hams a Borger firemen. Authorities at the scene said workers were trying to unload car the Gas from the Leaky when apparently a spark started a fire in one of the tanks which were half filled and at least two explosions followed about to minutes apart. The explosions which occurred about 5 30 ., damaged at least five houses in the immediate area and set several other houses in the Block on fire. The Impact reportedly shattered a plate Glass window in a building four blocks away. Officials said one tank car began to leak after it was bumped by another train Early saturday morning. After discovering the leak officials had ordered workmen to Transfer the Gas from the leaking tank car to another airtight car. N c. O a club $25 00 or. Ond mrs. C. Meek memory of Don Meek 15 of or. Ond mrs. Leo worker 10 00 or. Ond Jesse m Looney a Pooch id study club 20 of none Ond Susie deem memory of Zula Reeves to of big Spring prospector club 30 00 Jean Hughes Wood to co or. Ond mrs. R. W. Thompson 10 00 or Ond mrs. F w. Jarratt in lieu of Loco cards 10 00 men Tho Foster Circle Wesley methodist 5 to or Ond mrs. E w. Lomax 25 of Berkley Homer my. Too top Evo sly acknowledged oo7.00 total $1,187 00 j Hegji Only 8 chopping me left in better get for go Rad. Ile is due to arrive in tel Aviv sunday night. Egyptian foreign minister Ismail Fahmy said the delay was due to contacts under Way among the United states the soviet Union France and Lebanon he met saturday with the Cairo ambassadors of those countries and informed them of the egyptian position the new Agency said. Fig vat did not immediately indicate what was being discussed. Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko who had planned to Fly to Geneva Nunda v to attend the conference cancelled his flight a soviet diplomatic source in Geneva said Kissinger had been schedule d to Dine with Gromyko on monday night in Geneva. Dear Friend in tel Aviv Premier Onida Meir said Over israeli state television saturday before any Public word on the conference Delav that Israel Mav have to deny american requests at the inference. She did no to specify what the disagreements might be. A but whenever we do have arguments with Amenia a she said a we know we Are arguing with a dear and great she said she expected the peace conference to be drawn out and Replete with the Cairo news Agency id Fahmy had contacted syrian officials about the conference delay and said a there is Complete coordination Between Egypt and Syria on Ixon signs Daylight Bill Washington a president Nixon signed a Bill saturday putting the nation on year around Daylight saving time starting Jan. 6. He also called for Congress to act before the Christmas recess next week on the More expansive Energy conservation Bill which cleared the House Early saturday. Nixon said the extra hour of evening Daylight will save a an estimated equivalent of 150.990 barrels of Oil a Day this Winter. Get up earlier the measure cleared Congress Friday and Nixon acted Auie Kly so clocks can be moved ahead one hour beginning at 2 a m. Jan. 6. Had he waited another Day the Law could not have taken effect before Jan. R j under the Law Daylight time will be in effect All year for a tvo year period and for the first time since world War it. Some estimate its Impact could reduce electricity and heating demands by in to 3 per cent mainly in the North. As a companion to the Law Nixon also signed an executive order setting up machinery for school teacher found dead Abilene Tex. A a 5 6-year-old Abilene school teacher was found dead in a Pool of blood in the Bathtub of her Abilene residence Early saturday afternoon. Miss Geneva l. Jackson a teacher at Madison High school Here was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the peace Silas Clark. The cause of death was not immediately determined. Considering appeals from parts of the country notably states falling into two time zones to seek exception from the Daylight time requirement. Quick action the House worked into the Early morning hours saturday to pass an emergency Energy Bill a the one Nixon is urging Quick action on. However it differs in Many respects from similar Senate passed legislation and requires compromises that would have to be worked out quickly if a final Bill is to reach Nixon s desk by the end of next week. The House version was passed by 265 to 112 following a 15-hour session that included 23 Rol Call votes and decisions on 59 proposed amendments. The measure gives Nixon Broad Powers to Deal with the Energy crisis but was amended by the House to prohibit allocation of fuels for busing children beyond neighbourhood schools and to Cut off All Petroleum exports for military use in Indochina. Many differences another amendment would give either House of Congress 15 Davs in which to veto by majority vote any administration plan to ration gasoline or other fuels. Senate House conferees Are expected to Start work monday the. Inside. News on resolving the Many differences. Both versions would give the president such Powers As rationing gasoline and making a ban on sunday gasoline sales compulsory. Lean air standards could lie waived to permit burning of dirtier fuel. Reductions in Speed limits thermostat restrictions in both Public and private offices and curtailment of hours in schools and other institutions would be authorized. The House Bill however would require it on Gres Mona approval of these conservation actions. Other major differences Are the House s inclusion of anti using provisions and its restrictions on Oil compare profits. Energy policy sonic administration actions have been announced in anticipation of passage of the Bill. The president had set aside saturday morning to go to the National naval medical Center in suburban Bethesda md., for his annual physical checkup. He cancelled that plan however because aides said he wanted to devote most of the Day to the Energy crisis Nixon met with William e. Simon head of the new Federal Energy office and his Deputy John c. Sav Vhill to discuss Energy policy. Plainview train wreck or Windy southerly winds 1ft to 15 Miles per hour today with the thermometer rising to the Low 6fts. I of tonight near 3ft. High monday Low 70s. Clear to partly Cloudy skies. Amusements. 9-e comics. I e Plainview. Tex c spy a crossword Puzzle. 4-e two Parsons were tailed Satur Meg. Lib Dav evening when two Santa be dear Abby .2-d freight trains collided lust editorials. 8-d South of this Northwest Texas Goren a Bridge. Be City. Horoscope. 7 b a spokesman for Tho depart a a a Shii i v fir men Pukl a safety said no want ads .7/8, 9, 10-b 2lhet sons were Init red weather map. 3-a rho we no fire. Women a news. T Sec. I 2, the names of the two victims 3-d were not available. The world at a glance Saigon apr about 30 communist troops ambushed and killed an unarmed american officer and wounded four other . Soldiers As a heir choppers landed to search for the remains of a i 12 Miles South of Saigon a survivor said. Copenhagen Denmark apr common Market leaders ended their Summit talks unable to agree on Oil policies and embarrassingly split into pro Arab and pro israeli factions. Still they were in enough Accord to warn four uninvited Arab foreign mini ter that their Oil cutback could yet harm the Arab cause. Washington a internal Revenue checks of truck stops shows that the rate of violators Selling diesel fuel above Price ceilings continue at 26 per cent the Cost of living Council said. The rate under a nationwide Check to gun monday was the same As a Check of 16 states the Prev ious week the Council s Deputy director James w. Mclane said. Ile said the Check of truck stops a resulted in 567 Price Roll backs so far w Shin ton apr Secretary of defense James r. Schlesinger denounced the shooting attack of an armed . Search helicopter n South Vietnam As a a despicable act and said a we should be prepared to take the necessary measures to prevent a recurrence. A we will indicate our substantial displeasure to the other Side. But we will not cease the search for the missing in action a Schlesinger said during a talk before a group of Jaycees officers. A wire photo a

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