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Brownwood Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Brownwood, Texas
Kick Filo Center Loc pc pox 436 % v a we a 7x3i i dajui3� -15 a amp a n a a i 70 ?2 exr Irr a a a Brownwood bulletin Brownwood. Tok 7 4 to i Boot too Tufue today is doily is Sandoy supreme court Hunt Oil review refused stairway to heaven wrecking Crew approached the demolition of this Home along Coggin ave. With Tongue in Cheek. While most of the Structure has been reduced to rubble a Lone fireplace and stairway has been left standing perhaps to remind passersby that the lot once held a Home. Bulletin photo. It y amp y it it a Days to Christmas Brownwood area increasing cloudiness today becoming partly sunny tuesday. tonight in the Low 30s, High tuesday in the Low 50s maximum temperature Here sunday 83, overnight Low 39. Sunset today 5 30 ., Sunrise tuesday 7 24 share of National debt on increase what effect will the recent action of Congress raising the ceiling on the National debt by $75 billion have on Brown county residents How much of the Money that the Federal government is collecting this year from the local area by Way of income taxes excise taxes and the Uke is needed to meet the annual interest charges on that debt which is now in the neighbourhood of $700 billion the local share of these carrying charges is approximately $5,161,000, it is estimated. That covers Only the interest on the debt. It does not reduce the principal at All. The debt itself has been growing by leaps and Bounds Over the years. At one time going Back to 1940, it was Only $42 billion. This was equivalent to $320 per capita nationally. By 1960 it was up to $291 billion or $1,585 per capita and by 1970, to $383 billion equal to $1,880. Now at $700 billion it works out to $3,240 for every Man woman and child in the country. Were there any plan to pay off that debt which there Isnit that is How much would be involved. As for the interest on the current debt it amounts to some $40 billion a year. That is just about the total provided for in the budget for health services. Residents of Brown county in line with their Normal share of the National tax Burden Are now paying close to $410 per faintly toward the annual interest charges it is estimated. This is 118 percent More than was called for in 1970, when the carrying costs were Only $18.3 billion a year. The recent increase in the debt ceiling requested by the administration and approved by Congress brings the allowable debt limit to $775 billion. Continued deficit spending has made it necessary. There is Little concern among economists however Over the Rise in the nations debt. They Point out that the Economy has also been expanding Over the years and that the debt today relative to the Gross National product is less than it was a decade or two ago. Columbus sailed with four ships Rome a an italian ambassadors letter written in 1493 indicates that Christopher Columbus made his first voyage to America with four ships rather than three As history records prof. Marinella Bonvini Mazzanti of Urbino University says mrs. Bonvini Mazzanti says the letter was written from Barcelona on March 9, 1493, by Annibale de Gen Naro the ambassador of the King of Naples. It went to de Gennaro s brother the ambassador to the duchy of Milan and the scholar said she found it in the archives of the Este family which ruled in Modena then according to history Columbus first expedition in search of a Westward water route to the far East consisted of three caramels the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria. But mrs. Bonvini Mazzanti says de Gennaro in telling his brother about the explorers departure from Spain wrote for the entreaties of one called Columba it pleased the King that he should Rig four caramels because he said he wanted to go across the grand sea and sail straight Westward Long enough As to reach the Orient since the world being round he could but make a turn and find the Eastern a Columbus returned aboard the Nina followed by the Pinta Quot said mrs. Bonvini Mazzanti a 36-year-old history professor in a Telephone interview from her Home in Senigaglia near Urbino. A the Santa Maria was wrecked on Christmas Day of 1492 when Columbus left 40 men in a fort called a Navidad on the Island of Hispaniola the fourth ship remained behind with those in the she said there Are references to this fourth ship being left behind in Columbus diary although the diary is never precise about the number of ships by Richard carfj4j associated press writer Washington a the supreme court refused today to review an attempt by the Hunt family of Texas to collect at least $375 million from the worlds seven largest Oil producers for the 1973 nationalization of Hunt Oil operations in Libya. The justices turned town urgings made by Hunt attorneys that the High court overturn Exalter a 68-year-old Legal doctrine that Federal courts May not hear antitrust cases which involve official actions of foreign nations Nelson Bunker Hunt w. Herbert Hunt and lamer Hunt sued the seven Oil giants in 1975, charging that an illegal conspiracy among them led to the libyan takeover of Hunt Oil interests in the North african country. A Federal trial court and the 2nd . Cd cult court of appeals had ruled previously that a 1909 supreme court decision barring Federal court jurisdiction in antitrust cases that might question the Validity of a foreign governments actions made Hunt s lawsuit impossible. The 1909 decision gave birth to the so called Quot act of state doctrine. In seeking supreme court review attorneys for Hunt called the Doc to inc Quot a gaping loophole in antitrust they charged that the doctrine Quot cloaks private conspirators with absolute immunity from judicial Challenge so Long As they implicate a foreign government in their wrongdoing or use a foreign government to damage or destroy a Hunts lawsuit named Ai defendants Mobil Texaco Standard Oil of California British Petroleum Shell Exxon Ami Gulf. In a Friend of the court Brief the Justice department asked the supreme court to Grant review to the Hunt Appeal. While taking no position o the merits of the Hunts complaint against the Oil firms government lawyers argued that Federal courts should not be barred by the act of state doctrine from looking into the a motivation Quot of foreign governments Acta. The doctrine should apply Only to courts reviewing the legality of such acts the government said. In turning away the Hunts antitrust conspiracy charges District judge Edward Winfield of new York City noted Quot it May Well be that recent Public disclosure of the dealings of multinational corporations with foreign governments which have an Adverse Impact upon american interests justifies a reappraisal of the act of state doctrine to determine whether its scope should be confined a that was up to the supreme court he said Hunt an Independent Oil producer received permission from the since overthrown government of Libya to explore for and set up Oil operations there Hunt geologists soon found in the Sari Field one of the worlds largest Oil reserves More than la billion barrels. By 1967, Hunt was producing 460,-000 barrels a Day. In 1969, col Moa mar khad Afy a revolutionary command Council of seized political Power in Libya. The new government soon announced a policy for increasing the Price of libyan Oil As Well As the government s share or Quot take in the Price water rights due High court s ear by Richard Carelli associated press writer Washington apr the supreme court agreed today to Settle a dispute Over water rights Between the Federal government and California a controversy with significant Impact for 16 other Western states including Texas and new Mexico. The justices voted to hear arguments from California that the Quot arid and Quot Semi arid Western states should be Able to impose water use conditions on Federal reclamation projects. A Federal appeals court ruled last August that states have no such authority and it is that ruling the supreme court will review. The controversy essentially deals with How much say states will have in determining How their water resources will be employed by federally built conservation projects. Congress has authorized con All the Oil companies named As defendants in Hunt s suit except Gulf had Oil interests in Libya at the time but much More of a stake in Middle East Oil production As Libya pressed for a bigger share of petrodollars other member of the organisation of Petroleum exporting countries began to squeeze the multinational producers for higher percentages of their profits. The Hunts Milt claimed that in an intricate conspiracy involving Oil marketing the seven major producers plotted to sacrifice the Independent company a existence to protest their interests Strutton of numerous irrigation projects and other water reclamation measures in Western states under the reclamation act of 1902. The Law requires the . Bureau of reclamation to Quot proceed in conformity with state Laws when appropriating Public water for its projects. California argued unsuccessfully before the 9th . Circuit court of appeals that the 75-year-old Law enables the state when appropriating Public water to Federal projects to place conditions on the Waters use. Quot this is a Case of historic significance in the Field of Federal and state water relations a state attorney general e it lie younger said in his Appeal to the supreme court. Quot the lower courts decision if left standing will have an enormous Impact on the Western states whose Waters Are utilized under the act a he said. Tickets due Here wednesday Brownwood High school football fans will have from wednesday morning through s Friday to Purchase tickets to saturday s lion Dickinson state championship game in Austin. Tickets St $3.56 will go on Sale wednesday morning at the school tax office on Fisk ave., but the Price will go up to $4 at the memorial stadium Gates in Austin. Student tickets will be $1 if purchased her and 94 at Austin. Tickets for students la and under will be sold for 92j6 at the stadium Only according to bus principal r. E. Slim Warren. Coal strike unavoidable a mine workers president pessimistic a Washington a United mine workers president Arnold Miller said today there is no Chance of avoiding a nationwide Coal strike set to begin at Midnight tonight. Asked what the chances were for a strike. Miller said Quot thereto be Miller said the status of the Union s talks with the bituminous Coal operators association were Quot not too Good Quot More than 2,200 miners were reported off their jobs late last week in Ohio and West Virginia in apparent anticipation of a National walkout which would the 10th for the ump in 40 years Miller was interviewed As he arrived for today s bargaining session today is the final work Day of the expiring contract at the end of sunday s bargaining session. Wayne l. Hor Vitz the chief Federal mediators said Quot we be got Tome hard problems we re working on them that s the nature of this operators president Joseph p Brennan asked whether there had been an agreement on any substantial issues said Quot you Don t reach agreement on substantial issues until you tie it a up Quot any strike by the ump s 130,000 miners could be expected to last at least to Days because the Union s ratification process takes that Long Quot i Saki last week that of we went out it looked Uke it might be a Long Tine a Miller Saki sunday. The last Union strike in 1174, lasted 42 Days the longest in 1946, ran 56 Days. Since 1937 there have been nine strikes in the 19 contract negotiations involving the ump a Union with a tradition of Quot no contract rework Quot sources say the Coal companies Are prepared to accept a work stoppage of at least one month Coal s beet customers have Laid in stockpiles they say could last up to 90 Days ump miners working mostly in Appalachia produce about half the nations Coal Down from 70 percent in 1974. All sides said bar gainers began serious discussions Over the weekend on Quot substantial to Nies include the Union s demand for a right to strike at individual mines and far Reft noticing of the depleted health and pension funds Coal companies hit in recent years by Wildcat strikes Are proposing penalties for miners who join by illegal walkouts and incentive for increased production Miller also has said the Union is seeking an increase Bith miners wages of More than 116 a Day but pay has not surfaced As a Public Iague by the talks my most memo Robl by mrs. C o. Young May resident As a Little girl of seven i was very excited As it was Christmas eve. I chose to go to bed Early and make sure Santa would not miss our House. I had been told by my parents that children must go to bed Early on Christmas eve and be asleep Early this would make Santa s work faster since he had so Many boys and girls to visit that night. He would most Likely pass us by if we were not asleep. My sister and i shared the same room and bed. Ours was a four poster bed this night i wanted to sleep on the front Side As i had special plans for the night. I Hung my stocking on the bed Post and put my Pillow As close to it As i Ould. My plans were to stay awake All night to see Santa when he came. I knew he must be real smart but i did want to sch him so very much so i pretended to be the bulletin a a court Render for this Teller article timid be kept in within a bul two inf a. Double spared typewriter 11 possible but neatly Handwritten tube Tasikas Wal be Mua Der de. Be Ture to include your denature address Aud Telephone number in cur we need in Tad Yow to Tab a que lao be Aden entries will be up butted end a irregular Butts this Holiday Triton on availability. Mali a torte to the Brownwood bulletin. My meet memorable Christmas p o bos lits. Brown Weed twi or bring them by die newspaper offices at to Carnegie asleep like a Good girl. I waited and waited for hours it seemed. I could hear Santa a Sleigh Bells and the Reindeer hoofs on the neighbors roof. I knew he would be at our House soon. So i kept my eyes closed and waited All night but i did no to even Nap. I Felt sure i would get to see Santa after All. I got real impatient waiting and not hearing another sound i decided id take a Little peek to see if he had passed us by. What a Joyful Surprise Santa had slipped in and out and did no to make a sound and me awake All night. My stocking was stuffed full and the doll i had wished for was standing in the top of the stocking. Setting on the floor beneath the stocking was a cute dolls China Cabinet and a Lovely set of di3hs, and Many other things to thrill a Little girl. I decided that Santa must be the smartest and the quietest person on Earth to be Able to come and go and to know just what i wanted with me awake All the time and not see him. I really was puzzled As to How he could do All this and me not know it. Santa did not forget any of the children in our House Liat night every stocking was filled to Over flowing. I will always remember this As the happiest Day of my life As a child. But until this very Day i feel like i really did stay awake All night but i see How Santa could do All this with me awake and listening. Do you suppose i fell asleep i am sure i r a my Mombi ,5ft Ailea Beadel seethes a frightened Wedgewood Bobby Ross while Chester Dreada aught vie Parrish is caught in the Middle during Brownwood High schools will be presented 7 31 Today and tuesday at the High school auditorium Nuder the direction of drama teacher Lurry Mathis. Bulletin photo
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