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Bryan Eagle (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, Bryan, Texas Index agriculture business editorial family sports want ads vol. 97 no. 319 10a 7b 5d secs. Cd 1-6b Sec. D 108 pages in 8 sections Fri r i i he Eagle Bryan College station sunday dec. 16, 1973 25 cents course attendee checks in motels get Benefit of meets action line action line is a service of the Eagle to answer questions on important issues and provide general information throughout the Brazos Valley. You can reach action line by calling 822-0557 or by writing action line editor the Eagle . Box 1073, Bryan _ question is there an ordinance preventing the placement of business signs along City streets i am referring specifically to some of the portable Gas station signs which sometimes Block a motorists View. W.e., College station action College station does have a City ordinance which regulates the placement of any obstruction to a motorists View. If you believe that the placement of a sign obstructs the View and is a safety Hazard Contact the police department to have it checked out. Also All Large business signs permanently affixed to a building must not be nearer than to feet to the Edge of the Street. This ordinance does not apply to the portable signs but another ordinance does. Bryan also has an ordinance relating to restricted View due to sign placements. Question do doctors now require Money on the spot i have seen signs in some doctors offices stating this policy. Why j.g., Bryan action yes some doctors require Cash payments for an office Call but it in t a general policy of All doctors. Each doctor has the right to set his own policy of payment. Part of the reason for Cash payments on the spot is to Cut Down overhead and service charges to the patient according to a local doctor. According to the doctor these policies indirectly have originated As a result of Price controls by the Nixon administration. Under these guidelines a doctors ration of profits to expenses is limited. He cannot raise his rates More than two and one half per cent per year but he can raise any selected fee by As much As he wishes if it does not affect his Overall net profit. There will be new guidelines in 74 which w ill allow a doctor to raise his rates not More than four per cent annually. This fee increase will be allowed because the Cost of supplies and insurance to doctors were not Frozen at the same time doctors rate increases were. This weeks action monday Bryan Board of trustees regular meeting 5 . Educational services bldg. A amp a Consol Board of trustees regular meeting. 7 p.m., administration bldg. Nixon signs Bill its Back to St planners get together Bill Wall method of retaining their Large visitors business of the areas 17 motels and their t Bill Wali Eagle business writer shortages just about everywhere you look have caused millions of americans to rethink their needs from the necessity of that weekend pleasure trip to the method of financing the grocery Bill. National leaders and educators Tell us some of the shortages especially in Petroleum will be around for quite some time. We be been told to turn off lights dial Down thermostats and slow Highway speeds. And a group of Texas a amp a University graduate Urban and regional planning students Reeo med area motels cooperate a Little More since the Energy crunch May necessitate such action anyway. Joel Hirsh coordinator of the planning 601 study of the motels said Hie Energy crisis May Force the cooperation As a method of retaining their business. A we i Hirsh and six other students feel that the Energy thing is going to Force some collective action on the put it of the motels and restaurants to present a better collective image of Bryan College station a Hirsh said. A Elf they done to it might be easier for tiny organizers of conferences and Short courses to move professors and specialists to another City where they would be closer to the pimple who come to these other members of the study grou under the supervision of professor Joe Mcgraw include Bob Bennett Pat Kennedy Chuck Toperzer Bill Kelley . Fitzgerald and Jack Wolfe conferences and Short courses Hirsh said comprise 75 per cent of the yearly business it the areas 17 motels and their 1,003 rooms Hirsh explained that the concept of delivering the professors and specialists to the people say in Dallas or Houston rather than bringing the people to those who Are putting on the events could Force coordination a instead of competing against each other they might be forced to try to cooperate with each other As far As bookings and relationships with the City and the University a Hirsh continued. Hirsh said what seemed an indication of the present interest level of tile Motel operators is their attendance at an Early december presentation of the planning class s findings. Only three Motel operators showed up hush said. City and county governmental representatives showed similar disinterest Hirsh said none of the planning commissioners or City councilmen of Washington a president Nixon signed a Bill saturday putting the nation on Yea 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 150,000 barrels of Oil a Day this Winter. The measure cleared Congress Friday and Nixon acted quickly so clocks can be moved ahead one hour beginning at 2 . Jan. 6. Had he waited another Day the Law could not have taken effect before Jan. 13. Under the Law Daylight time will be in effect All year for a two year period and for the first time since world War ii. Some estimate its Impact could reduce electricity and heating demands by up to 3 per cent mainly in the North. As a companion to the Law Nixon also signed an executive order setting up machinery for considering appeals from parts of the country notably states falling Getty found right ear Ransom lost Rome a 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. A Rome newspaper had received an ear and a lock of hair described As Paul s 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 into two time zones to seek exception from the Daylight time requirement. The House worked into the Early morning hours saturday to pass an emergency Energy Bill. Walk parking lot i actors in depot location planners suggest this arca for a in track depot Ai mom by a ref it Narx either cities and none of the Brazos county commissioners showed up at another study presentation Friday. Another consideration stemming form the Energy crisis is the possible end of the a a suitcase aggie a Hirsh noted. A the typical aggie May not be suit casing at Home on the weekends As before a the study coordinator said suggesting the aggie that used to vacate the Campus May lie forced to remain in Hie Community. This will mean weekend activities such As tile dinner theater Holiday inn has initiated May become More profitable Hirsh said. Another suggestion Hirsh voiced would in Sale of passes to Motel swimming pools. Letting to Bryan College station May also become a major problem since most conference and Short course attendees drive to tile Community Hirsh observed. Amtrak passenger train service would thus help get tin attendees Here if driving becomes impractical or impossible. Hirshb a group recommended the Amtrak station in located just West of the Southern Pacific transportation co. Railroad tracks which tile Amtrak Trian will run. The University property opposite Kyle Field would lie Ideal Hirsh said since it would be near the University conference Center and the majority of the areas motels he noted in lie University also has just constructed a parking lot in the area and an elevated pedestrian Walkway Over farm Road 2154. Once the attendees arrive How do they get to their conference and their lodging Hirsh said the planning group suggested a Public transit system which visualizes As a shuttle bus service which would be operated by either a Motel association another suggestion or a borrowing of the excess capacity of us University s shuttle bus system. See Sti by Page a gov. Calls special fuel session Austin Tex. A texans will be Given some leeway in obeying the 55 Miles per hour Speed limit sought by gov. I Olph Briscoe in his Call for a special legislative session state police director col Wilson Speir said saturday. Briscoe called the session for noon tuesday to enable Texas to comply with an expected act of Congress requiring states to set the 55 . Limit or lose Federal Highway construction funds. Speir testified before the House transportation committee which had scheduled a hearing on the Speed limit question before the governor issued his Call Friday for the session. The Texas department of Public safety director said Highway patrolmen a never have filed for a mile or so Over the present 70 . Limit a i would surmise our tolerance would not be any greater or less under the new Bill than it is now. We want to have a substantial violation before we file charges a Speir said he did not say what he meant by a substantial but there Are indications it would to 5 . Over the limit Speir said he also believed texans should have a a Grace period to get used to the new limit before they Are Given tickets for exceeding it asked whether truck Drivers had tried to Block Texas highways As they have in some other states Speir said there had been rumours but no actual attempts a if anybody blocked a Highway we would Clear the Road we would use All the facilities we had and do it As immediately As we could a he said some committee members grumbled at being compelled by Congress to reduce Speed limits to save gasoline but the panel indicated it would approve a Bill Iii some form once the legislature convenes. Sadler Bridges of the Texas Trail spor tation Institute at Texas a amp a University estimated that redux my the limit from 70 to55 Iii p ii would i result in a gasoline saving of 5 to 5-�?~a Pei cent statewide he noted that 70 per cent of the gasoline consumed Iii Texas is used in in Bari areas not on Rural highways whole the limits would in reduced Charles Purnell Briscoe a executive assistant gave committee members copies of a Speed limit Bill drafted by the attorney general s staff last night at Briscoe a request Hie Bill would allow tile Texas Ilig Hway Ltd commission to i reduce Speed limits for six months if the governor declared an emergency and the commission deter mined the to facies limit set by Law wasted natural resources or jeopardized the state welfare one sticking Point with some it Orr Pittee members was a provision giving the commission rower to declare a absolute maximum Speed limits during such an emergency Texas does riot have an absolute limit Imit All the Law requires is that one drive at speeds that Are a reasonable and purdent under the circumstances then existing but it also says driving faster than to in the daytime and 65 at night is Prima Facie id do that ones Speed was unreasonable rid imprudent. Speir Aid that gives a defendant a the Opportunity to How that the Speed he was driving was not imprudent but the number of cases contested is so Small it see 5 mph Page 4a Vav eat her fair through monday mild today and monday High today o / Diw tonight. 40. High monday 73 Mir of i Loi sly no one Hirt in this spec tac liar Urick sail Rda v morning Driver apparently lost c control of i a on Highway 21, hit Bridge a War in. _ photo by David g i Mem in guaranteed results with super mini want ads heres How it works to words s Days 2 dollars la your item is not void within live Call us on the Day it expires and Well run you id tor More Days at absolutely no Cost to you Call 822-7581

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