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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - March 10, 1974, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s sunday March to 1974 our 51st year no. 69 Florence. S. C. Daily 10s sunday 15 Congress Renews Hue and cry Over Oil prices if Washington a three Senate House subcommittees saturday recommended that the Federal government Roll Back Oil prices and get into the Petroleum business As Means of alleviating the Energy shortage. In a report the panels of the joint economic committee urged that the major Petroleum companies be required to sell their pipelines and recommended ending major tax Breaks available to the Oil Industry. However the subcommittees rejected the idea advanced by president Nixon Oil state senators and the Petroleum Industry that the Federal Power commission authority to regulate natural Gas prices should be repealed As an incentive to increase production. Favor continued regulation of wellhead natural Gas prices for the same reasons that we favor continued Oil Price controls that is. The Transfer of income from Consumers to producers in the absence of controls would be unacceptably the subcommittee said. The report entitled a reappraisal of . Energy was made by the sub com. Mittens on consumer economics inter National economics and on priorities and Economy in government and followed months of study of Oil prices and supplies and the Arab embargo. In several instances the recommendations parallel those in a Bill being drafted by the Senate Commerce committee. A provision in that draft and in the subcommittees recommendations would Roll Back the prices of Oil on grounds they Are far in excess of the Levels needed to stimulate production. A similar provision in the emergency Energy Bill led Nixon to veto that measure last week. The subcommittees said a Rollback to december 1973 Levels would Cut company revenues by billion a year without affecting production. The report noted that prices of Domestic crude Oil average 80 per cent higher than nine months ago. Perhaps the most controversial recommendation in the report is the Call for Congress to reduce the authority for the major companies to control most phases of the Petroleum Market from drilling to Selling. At a minimum the report said the largest companies should be required to sell their pipelines. Big seven arraigned on cover up charge summertime the temperature in Florence reached a hot 92 degrees saturday the highest temperature Ever recorded Here in March according to the National weather ser vice. Romping around a Pool Enjo Joying the summer weather Are Don Canady 12, who s just pushed his sister Donna into the water and Lyn and Susan Canady. Photo by Johnny Ellis Washington a . Haldeman John d. Ehrlich Man and John n. Mitchell once president Nixon s chief aides and confidants stood before a Federal judge saturday and pleaded innocent to charges they conspired to cover up the watergate affair. They entered their innocent pleas in a closely guarded courtroom along with Charles w. Colson Robert c. Mardian. Kenneth w. Parkinson and Gordon Strachan All former White House or Nixon re election committee employees. Ehrlichman and Colson also pleaded innocent to charges levelled by another grand jury that they violated the rights of a California psychiatrist by sending burglars into his office. The proceeding before chief . District judge John j. Sirica lasted Only six minutes. As i Call your name please state to the court How you plead to the said the clerk. James Capitanio As the seven men and their lawyers stood before the Bench. Mitchell charged with six felony counts in the indictment. See watergate pages no decline foreseen in Gas Price Washington a fed eral Energy chief William e. Simon said saturday lifting of the Arab Oil embargo would end Long service station lines but would not necessarily Stop the Rise in the Price of gasoline. But Simon scoffed at the no Tion that increased gasoline Al locations this month Are cutting into supplies intended for this summer. Now the doomsday yers have switched to Gaso he said. In his interview in his office. Simon said he continues to give the same answer about the Odds of gasoline rationing. There is a better than 50-50 Chance even if the embargo remains that we won t have to Institute this Bur Den on the american he said. We believe we can handle the shortfall with our allocation said. Even if the embargo remains in effect the Energy office can keep the gasoline lines Down by equitable allocation among he states he said. If the embargo ends the Long lines will be of the Simon said in response to a question. The lines have been noticeably Shorter in hardhat areas in Recert Days because of increased allo cations. Simon said lifting the Embar go would bring a greater percentage of higher Price foreign Oil into the nation tending to push up prices of refined products such As gasoline. But he declined How much the Energy office which controls gasoline prices would allow the Price to Rise. The Price of gasoline would be higher in areas depending More Simon heavily on imported Oil such As new England if the embargo is lifted he noted. Simon said he had no idea if the embargo would be lifted when Arab Oil ministers meet in Cairo sunday to discuss the question. Asked if he would take the Post of Treasury Secretary if it were offered to him Simon said As far As any Job in this government is. Concerned i would do whatever the presi Dent asked me to he said he would do so out of service to my but Simon answered. I have no idea when asked if he thought his key Job As Energy chief in effect disqualified him As a candidate for Treasury Secretary since it would mean a third change in that Post Dur ing the fuel shortage. Asked if he shared fears of some that the nation might be using up gasoline supplies needed water this year. Simon said that when the embargo be Gan last fall Many senators. I see Simon pages first lady to begin six Day trip monday Washington Lap first lady Pat Nixon sets out monday on a six Day trip to two latin american nations for a ceremony filled visit to dramatize president Nixon s expressed concern for improved hemisphere relations. She will attend the swearing in of new presidents of two influential nations Oil Rich Venezuela and Brazil. It is mrs. Nixon s third International diplomatic Mission on own since 1969. The president has sent As an ambassador of _ Good will to Africa and Peru. There is Little except ceremonials on schedule which includes five formal receptions and a three hour inaugural military Parade in Caracas. Advance teams have been trying to squeeze in visits to a child care Center and a museum which would give mrs. Nixon a Chance for some personal appearances of own. See mrs. Nixon pages Bonds Wilson cobras defeat Mayo bears president addresses nation today key Biscayne Fla. Api i president Nixon scheduled a nationwide radio address for Ujj sunday. Drive in shopping a runway car rests inside a grocer store in Charlotte after smashing through the doors travelling 43 feet and injuring 17 persons. The Driver mrs. Katina Gantt said the accelerator jammed As she was driving Down the Street. She turned into the at not on the nation s store parking lot and jumped out before the crash. A radio the Florida White House said the address would be broadcast Bonds Wilson defeats Mayo 75-66, in class aaa state championship. Page 1d. It was More than ten years ago that War was declared in Florence. Page 1c. U.s.1 rep. Charles c. Diggs d mich., says Black Power is at the polls. Page 2a. Index 7d 6d 6a 2a arts building business deaths editorials 4a sports 1d Heaters women Arab Oil embargo meet apparently on 5d 1b weather partly Cloudy and not As warm. Highs Low to mid 80s. Lows mid 40s. Details pages. By the associated press two Arab Oil ministers arrived in Cairo saturday night for a scheduled sunday meeting to consider ending the Oil embargo against the United states. Officials said the Oil ministers of Kuwait and Bahrain had arrived. The Oil ministry said five others Are expected on sunday. The appearance of the first t w o ministers reinforced Egypt s insistence that the meeting would go on As scheduled sunday afternoon despite some apparent opposition within the Arab bloc. A member of the Bahrain Oil ministers Par the sem official egyptian newspaper Al ashram predicted that the ministers gathering sunday in the egyptian capital will lift the four month old embargo that has contributed to the Oil Pinch across the United states. Syria and Algeria two previous holdouts sent word Friday night that they would show up. Said egyptian Oil ministry spokesman Mahmoud Roushdy. been no word from Libya which opposes egyptian president Anwar Sadat s efforts to talk his brother arabs into lifting the embargo in return for . Mediation in he Middle East he added. But Roushdy listed these countries the major Arab Oil exporters to the United states As having confirmed they will attend saudi Arabia the largest Arab Oil producer and Leader of the embargo Kuwait the Sec Ond largest Arab Oil producer Qatar Bahrain Abu Dahabi Algeria Egypt and Syria. The prediction appeared to end ear Ier speculation that Only a few ministers would show up to consider the decision on ending the embargo before Israel withdraws from All Mideast pages i three charged with Kidnap scheme Fly the associated press the Fri charged three persons saturday with plotting to Kidnap a foreign Consul in i of Angeles and agents in the new York area hunted for three More persons in the abduction of an 8-year-old boy. Arrested in the los Angeles plot were Maria Theresa Alonzo 22 Garrelt Brock Trapnell 36, and Robert Bernard Hob org jr., 37. Police said miss Alonzo was once an associate of convicted killer Charles Manson. Trip null serving a life sentence for v sky jacking and Hedberg charged with unlawful flight and assaulting a policeman arc both in the Angeles county jail the Obi said. The three were accused of conspiring while both men were in jail to Kidnap the Consul general of one of the following coun tries Estonia Paraguay Uruguay Canada France Germany Switzerland or Haiti. In Lack Chesack ., the Fri said it was searching for at least three More suspects in the kidnapping of 8-Ycnr-old John Calzadilla of Dix Hills . Four Young men already were being held in the Case. Arrested in the kidnapping were Norberto m. Fernandez 17 his brother Eligio 19 Ricar do r. Tuero 17, and Wilfredo Alvarez All of Union City The Fri said they were charged with violating Federal kidnapping statutes. Agents said the four arrested men and the boy s parents Are natives of Cuba but they discounted political motives for the abduction. This appears to be a kidnapping or ran said one agent saturday. The Ransom paid by tile boy s father has not been recovered. Authorities said the Calzadilla boy was lured into a car As he walked Home from school wednesday by two men and a woman. The boy was released Friday. In California the family of kidnapped coed Patricia Hearst hoped Good will groceries being distributed to thousands of persons would prompt abductors to break a 17-Day silence. Volunteers planned to give out bags of food saturday. Spanish Bishops Back dissident prelate Madrid. Spain a Spanish Bishops saturday gave their support to dissident Bishop Antonio a Norcros of Bilbao in his feud with the Spanish government. A note from the per manent commission of Spanish Bishops said after a two Day emergency session that Bishop Anovers re cd Ted government charges that his expressions of sympathy for the basques constituted in attack against National Unity. The note said Bishop Ano Veros told the commission the accusation is false canno to any farther away from my real

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