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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - October 18, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s thursday october our Soth year no. 291 Florence s. C. Daily 10sunday 15 a Sanctuary House passes stiff fuel rationing Bill Washington a the House wednesday overwhelmingly passed in across mandatory fuel allo cation Bill thai would go beyond the Nixon administration s own More limited program. Only minutes before the 337-t 72 vote word reached the House floor that the Arab Oil producing states had announced a five per cent monthly Cut in Oil production until Israel withdraws from Arab territory. Both supporters and opponents of the legislation agreed it would not provide one additional barrel of Only ensure that All sections of the country share the Burden of fuel shortages equally. Bill introduced by Hep Torbert h. Macdonald d mass., would require Alloca Tion of crude Oil and All refined Petroleum products including Home be atm on and gasoline. The administration s fuel Oil program scheduled to take effect nov. I would allocate Home beating Oil kerosene Jet fuel diesel f Jel and certain other distillates but docs not in clude crude Oil or gasoline. The House Bill also would Al Low service stations automatically to pass any Rise in the wholesale Price of fuel on to the consumer something they Are prohibited from doing under phase a regulations. The Bill which is opposed by the administration would re quire president Nixon to carry out mandatory allocation within 25 Days of its enactment. The measure must first go to con Ference with the Senate which has passed a similar Hill. In floor action tuesday rep. J. J. Pickle d-tex., Leader of the opposition forces argued that the Bill would be opening up a can of Worms by bringing the Domestic producers of crude Oil under government regulation. Bui an amendment offered by Pickle to exempt crude Oil at the Well head from mandatory allocation was. Defeated by a margin of nearly two to one. The Bill would direct the president to give top priority to such essential services As hospitals utilities mass transit food proc Clion and mail delivery in drawing up the distribution an amendment adopted tues Day also would require the president to take into account instances1 where government action has spurred an increased demand for a certain fuel. In at least 23 states Federal Power commission restrictions on the use of natural Gas by utilities has triggered an increased de Mand for Oil As a substitute fuel according to rep. John Paul Hammer Schmidt k-ark., sponsor of the amendment. Birds of a different Feather Monroe la., is advertised As a Bird Sanctuary but recently ordered the spreading of food con Taining strychnine to reduce the Pigeon lion. A Bird Lover posted a warning sign and the Spca went 16 complain but found the program had been abandoned because the pigeons weren t taking the bait due to an abundant Supply of Nat ural food. A Senate s suit tossed out by Sirica on wednesday that it has started an immediate Campaign to raise million Loaid Israel and support ils other humanitarian a spokesman said. This was an expansion and intensification of its fund drive which normally would started until next year. Fhe War is affecting spokesman said be Uja collected More than million last week most of it in the form of Cash redemption of earlier pledges. Washington. Cap Federal judge ruled wednesday that the Senate watergate com Mittee authority to sue president Nixon in an Effort to obtain White House tapes of presidential conversations. . District court judge John j. Sirica s dismissal of the committee s civil suit Battle to with hold the laps from the com Mittee and special Wal Ergal two court decisions have affirmed special prosecutor is argument president must give the tapes to a Federal grand jury investigating the scandal. Bui Sirica said the committee had failed to get congressional authority to sue the president. A committee spokesman said the decision would probably be appealed. Meanwhile three rations which admitted making illegal contributions to presi Deal Nixon s1 Campaign plea ded Idenie andr in a Brief order Sirica said the court lacked jurisdiction in apes suit an argument made by the White House in its opposition to the committee s. Civil Clio n no jurisdictional statute known to the court including the four which plaintiffs name warrants an Assumption of jurisdiction and the court is therefore left alternative Here but to dismiss the action Sirica said. Sirica said that having concluded that he. Had no Juristic lion he did Riox Consul err the constitutional issues raised in the judge pointed pm Tieff to have congressional authorization to file such a suit and that it failed to seek it. Whether such jurisdiction ought to be conferred is the Prevo alive 6f tie Sirica said. Committee counsel Samuel dash was Noi in Wash see watergate Page i4a israelis claim to be calling the tune report on talks saudi Arabia s foreign minister Umar a Saqqal and president Nixon talk to newsmen. Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden after Nixon met with the foreign ministers of Lour Arab nations 19 discuss the current situation in the Middle East. A by the associated i kiss the israeli command claimed destruction of at least 90 egyptian Lanks wednesday along the Suez canal and ils lop Man declared we Are now calling the the egyptian command re ported fierce Battles along the Central and Southern Sinai front Ami claimed israeli forces suffered heavy losses in tanks and armoured on the syrian front. Syrian artillery barrages crashed Down on israelis stalled on the Road to Damascus. In Kuwait an of Arab Oil producing coun lairs announced it has decided to Cut Oil production by not less than 5 per cent immediately and an addition 5 per cell each succeeding month until Israel with draws from occupied Arab lands and palestinian refugees rights arc restored. Israel s chief of staff i. Hen. David Lazar the Bead of Tel Aviv s armies said Israel s main Effort was now concentrated against the key plans and we Are now initiating the it Lockson both sides of he Suez but the general whose re Marks were carried on Israel s slate television in an interview from he Sinai front said this is nol Israel s major of the israeli san la radio s lop commen Lalor former army intelligence chief maj. Gen. Haim . Called the Suez Battle the biggest armoured clash in our military the Tel Aviv command said 10 key plan and five syrian planes were shul Kin wednes Day on the syrian and Sinai fronts. The israeli command said Large scale armoured Bill Les raged in the Central area along the canal. Elazar did not indicate if As saults by Tel Aviv forces on the West Bank involved an israeli task Force that he command said tuesday had crossed the waterway to operate in a Gyp proper. Another military spokesman said wednesday that the ask Force whose size has nol been. Specified continues to in Cairo. Gen Izzeldin Mukhtar said Over television Hal an israeli Lask Force operating on Hie West Bank of the canal had been destroyed. Commando forces Are part of All Muklar said. They have special missions to strike in depth per Oralo sabotage and re Lorn to their bases. We have such with reference to what was mentioned yesterday this is nol news and the Force has been the general said. An israeli military spokes Man said in Tel Aviv that the Lask Force had encountered rear command posts. In has tried to destroy them and has president Nixon met at the while House with four Arab foreign ministers dispatched to Washington from . Duty to discuss american military Aid to Israel. Nixon acknowledged Al or Ward thai the four from Kuwait. Saudi Arabia. Morocco and Algeria had differences with american policy in the Middle Kasl. Mill he expressed Confidence a fair and just and peaceful can end the War. Now 12 Days old. King Hussein of Jordan said the future of the Middle Kast will he shaped by the outcome of he conflict Hie fourth major Arab israeli War since the birth of Israel in 19-18. We May still be very far from peace vet we May be very close to he Lold news men in Amman in his first pubs lie statements since fighting broke out. I believe very strongly Hal Israel is now in a position to make up. Her mind. J the 37-year-old monarch1. Lost much of Liis kingdom including Easl Jerusalem in be 1967 War. Is reported to have come under heavy pressure from other Arab nations to enter the War full scale and turn 250-mile Border will Israel Inlo a third front draining is , Page iia disabled Andrews pressured by Finley the a s Mike Andrews says Index owner Charles Finley pressured comics him into disability claim. Page 10c deaths doctor Florence police chief Arthur. Chete releases study of police activities. Page 5d. 3d 2a 8b editorials 4a markets 4d for further stories 10c of Middle East War see Page 8d. State area 1b women 6a weather fair and mild thursday. Highs Low 70s. Lows Low 40s. Details Page 2a. . And Russia rumoured near Accord on Mideast Washington a the United slates and the soviet Union have engaged in Exten Sive discussions in the last few Days in efforts Al find a solution to he Middle Kasl conflict it was Learned wednesday. . Officials arc known to feel hat be discussions have not reached he Point of specific language for a solution. Hut icy believe there has been n change in the diplomatic silk Alion. The talks apparently have Laken place Between Secretary of stale i cry a. Kissinger and Anatoly Dobrynin the Sovil ambassador to the United Stales. Sources no he United nations indicate meanwhile Hal there have been Lille. If any. Meaningful discussions in new York of the Mailer. The possibilities com ing from the Dis cd Moons Are n Cense fire in or n return to the bound Aries existing before the Arab alack nearly two weeks ago. The talks with the Sovil Union arc under blood Loix Lynnd a cease fire itself to cover an Over All of the Arab israeli conflict. In a related matter state department spokesman Liol Wrt j. Mccloskey said wednesday an american Roule has established for us air delivery of arms and other Mili Larj equip Mentlo Israel. Mccloskey declined of milling the delivery a null Bill he United san los has an agreement with Portugal allowing Ameri can military Nir Craft to inn and refuel in the azores in the Middle Atlantic. Meanwhile 1 Orcsi Donl Nixon Mcl with the foreign mini scr of fair Arab a Lions wednesday and proclaimed afterwards dint a mid nil a Che can and will and in silk Nixon and Korring Sling scr Sumnr of saudi Arbin talked by Lilly in news men in the while House Rose Garden a Flor a 50-Minulc con Ference thai also included the foreign ministers of Kuwait and Morrocco. Kissinger and he Arab ministers decided Afler the while House conference to con linux Hie discussions at the slalom department a spokesman for Kis Singer reported. While House Deputy press Sec relay Cerald l wanon said the uni cd so alas was involved in a very Del Icahn series of discussions and negotiations warn to Lions would ill Rule Ems Siulc secret Nixon Neil the Sovil communist Leader Ixo Niri i. We Liq acknowledging dial the while House had announced n last week Warren snid alien asked no kill any furl her Willen con facts As n Rule in Don l Dis cuss dip Tomelic persian Gulf consortium pressures Oil customers Ford s. Successor Gerald Ford s re placement As re publican Leader appears a nos certain to be rep. John a of Ari Zona. More conservative and More Liberal than Rhodes publicly dropped out of con Tention wednesday. By tick associated i Russ a group of Arabogl producing countries announced wednes Day icy would rut Oil production by n minimum of five per a Cal immediately and an Addi Lional five per cell each succeeding month until Israel with draws from occupied Arab territory and restores palestinian refugees rights. The organization of Arab Petroleum expo ring countries took die a Linn at n meeting held in Kuwait to determine Imp to use Oil resources As a weapon against Israel and its supporters in the Middle Kasl War Oil production cutbacks also were sin underlying concern As president Nixon met in Washington will the foreign minis ters of Algeria. Saudi Arabia Kuwait and Morocco for 50 minutes. Nixon said afterwards that while Llibre were differences Boh Cen he arabs and be uni cd sales he believes a fair and just and peaceful settlement can be reached in Hie War. When a report or asked Muniar Al Saqqal of saudi Arabia if they bad discussed Oil Nixon stepped in before he could reply and said in would t be fair in ask him questions because lie Speaks for Isna Linns. In the . House of representatives meanwhile mom Iwers moved toward expected passage of an across the Board mandatory fuel allocation Bill that would go by and the Nixon limited pro Gram. The Bill opposed by the administration would nol solve the Energy crisis bul would spread the expected shortage of fuels evenly its sup porters said the Washington action came amid reports of increased fight ing in the Middle Kasl. Accelerating . Efforts to resupply Israel and growing concern about the effects of in Arab product Ion cutback. Although the uni cd Stales imports Only about 6 per cent of ils crude Oil from the Arab countries administration plan ners arc counting on imports of refined Healing Oil from Europe to Avert a shortage this Winter. Most of the persian Gulf crude goes to West Lam Kropo and Japan. If there was a shortage there would be Little Chance of gelling the refined products Hal the planners anticipate importing. Any Arab cutoff in a Nide Oil production would create serious problems for the major inter National Oil companies such As Texaco. Exxon Mobil Toyal dutch Shell Gulf and Standard Oil of California an Industry observer noted. An Exxon spokesman for example said that last year about half of the International company s crude Oil came from he Mideast. Saudi Arabia the Higgel Oil exporter in die world report edly has old we slim Oil com Pany executives and Kuropcak diplomats that it Wilt to forced to reduce production in View of the . Israeli policy. Saudi Arabia Iraq Kuwait Abu Dahabi. Qatar and ran the Only non Arab slate on the per Sian Gulf announced tuesday that they were raising the mar Ket Price for their crude Oil by 17 per cent. In san Francisco meanwhile former presidential adviser John Connally Lold the Ameri can Kan association that the 17 per a Cal increase is Only the beginning. In he said there arc indications looking As High As a barrel us Oil War a f

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