The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 31, 1979, Image 5

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mmnmsm esia on 'age Amtrak under fire; rerouting proposed THE BATTALION Page 5 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1979 * n,ernat ionil United Press International Rhodes \ WASHINGTON — The Trans- a y °n wlej lortation Department has com- 'fluin tlm ileted proposals to abandon more le bWkj, tan 10,000 miles of the Amtrak ■''bbe rule assenger train system and will an- ations thei ounce the recommendations to- ay, bn Smith | The department’s recommenda- paigned u: on to Congress will be detailed in a ri g polling Sew York news conference by al, where ^.Transportation Secretary Brock predict hi ■eptance li titutionhe ack leaden I majoriti Adams. Adams was traveling from Wash ington to New York on one of the trains he wants to keep, a high speed Metroliner. Either the House or the Senate could veto the recommendation within 90 legislative days. It is uncertain how Congress will react to the report. Although con gressmen are in a money-saving mood, hundreds of congressional •retty conss like count hey are ha ters shortl /ole. “So the eonstiti 11 reconvti ominatedj miary toll iw turnout of the cons it added, 1 3 should , chairmai a campaii 1 a "no’’ vi ndum suj. Ige becauit 1 find it k he first tin cal career ed Tuesdji were to i ivernmentj mting wot ;e andr fig districlf) wn by dieted tl voters woud a the plari| iniversal first time! hites p.S . reserve huge, oil official claims United Press International SAN FRANCISCO — The head of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. said Tues day that “tremendous” petroleum reserves remain “waiting to be unearthed” in the United States. Speaking before a meeting of the National Association of Wheat Growers, Donald I. Bower, president of the Standard Oil Co. of California subsidiary, said events in Iran underscore a growing need for the United States to increase its domestic energy supplies. “We should be buming coal, building nuclear plants and employ ing our arsenal of technological advantage to push every reasonable potential source of energy,” Bower said. He contended that “overregulation” was hampering this develop ment. He said steps that could free the oil industry would include elimi nation of price controls, realistic environmental regulations, and re consideration of the locking up of much of the land in “wilderness. ” Bower praised the efforts of American farmers, industry and homeowers to save energy. But, he said, “Our nation ought also to recognize the great capability of our oil industry to increase America s petroleum supply if we are permitted to use that capability. inging welcomes ope to Mexico United Press International ^ MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A sea Jf singing children greeted Pope jghn Paul II today with a turnout so imultuous that the pontiff had to je a helicopter to keep his ap- |intment to visit a school in the lital. John Paul was deeply moved by f enthusiasm of the 70,000 chil- :n who surrounded the Miguel igel school and waved white idkerchiefs to welcome him. ^Standing on a school balcony, he leatedly brushed his hand across eyes, as if wiping away tears, as listened to a song by the 120- imber Collegio de Mexico choir. The crowd of children, stretching city blocks in all directions, led in on the song, “Amigo,” and ither based on the tune of the ide to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th |mphony. The pope rocked and Ipped in time to the music. [ I wish I had time to learn that ig,” the pope commented. You children go to school to i. The pope too is learning. I e learned some new Spanish REA? sry well on this trip.” A teen-age girl, speaking for the lldren of Mexico, told him that len he winds up his sixday tour lay, “millions of white doves will with you — the hearts of the lildren of Mexico — which you ive awakened to a love of Christ Mary we will never abandon, id when at home you see the ives in the plaza of St. Peter’s, re- imber us.” The pope was to have beer, driven U\/IENSlO' to sc hool, but the throng of yg people closed the streets. Officials 5 FIGHT! AST ,T COVE .US TROUBk . house tried to clear a path for the motorcade for an hour, but then de cided they could only reach the building by air. A government helicopter made several practice landings to make sure it was safe to land on the school roof before airlifting the pontiff. The pope had to leave by helicop ter as well. He headed for the air port and a flight to Guadalajara, Mexico’s second most populous city with more than 2 million inhabi tants, where he was scheduled to tour a poor neighborhood. John Paul journeyed Monday to a small Indian town in southern Mexico. The pope clapped a straw farmer’s hat over his white skullcap, listened under a brpiling tropical sun to a string of anguished com plaints from impoverished Indians, and responded with his toughest call for a better life for the poor. “The pope and the church are with you,” he told a crowd of 10,000 cheering Indians in the dusty plaza of Cuilapam, 9 miles south of Oax aca. “The pope speaks for those who cannot speak.” He was cheered when he called for “realistic and effective mea sures” to improve the lot of the poor, because “it is not Christian to continue with conditions that are not just.” The unexpected speech -the Vati can canceled release of the original -was a sudden change for John Paul, who spent the two previous days de livering stern warnings to priests and bishops that he wants no Mar xism influence on the Catholic Church. districts would lose passenger serv ice. Included are all three current routes across West Virginia, the home state of Senate Democratic leader Robert Byrd and House Commerce Committee chairman Harley Staggers. According to a number of sources, the report recommends a system built around the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor from Washing ton to Boston, with a skeleton of longdistance routes stretching to Florida and the West Coast. A number of the remaining trains would be rerouted in an effort to in crease ridership. Although last minute changes were possible, the sources said that in addition to the Northeast Cor ridor, the report would recommend maintaining one of the three New York-Florida trains, two New York-Chicago trains and a Chicago-New Orleans train. The New York-Chicago trains would be rerouted, with the Lake Shore Limited going through De troit across southern Canada, with a spur train continuing to Boston. The Broadway Limited would run on its present route from New York to Pittsburgh, then be rerouted through Cleveland to Chicago. The Broadway’s Chicago-Washington section would be rerouted from Pittsburgh to Washington via Cum berland, Md. In the West, there would be a Seattle-Los Angeles route and three routes from Chicago and New Or leans to the West Coast, including the current New Orleans-Los Angeles Sunset Limited and the Chicago-Seattle Empire Builder. In the middle of the country, there would be a route from Chicago through Kansas City, Den ver and Ogden, Utah, where it would split with sections going to Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition, all services partially supported by states would continue to run. These routes would be aban doned: — Washington-New York Mon treal. —New York-Kansas City. —Washington-Cincinnati (both routes). —Washington-Catlettsburg, Ky. —Washington-New Oreans. —Chicago-Florida. —Chicago- Houston. —Chicago-Laredo, Texas. —Chicago-Seattle (via southern Montana). —Salt Lake City-Portland. —Chicago-Los Angeles (via Al buquerque). TEXAS HALL OF FAME WEDNESDAY BEER BUST NIGHT Band: Debonaires Admission Guys $4/Gals $2 FREE DRAFT BEER 7-12 P.M. 1700 feet from the Villa Maria Exchange on Farm Rd. 2818 raAfvcvd r\vv\risx^xjr7r7/irnriri^rr/^fi iiP COLLEGE STATION WELCOMES YOU TO A NEW TOTAL LOOK! VICTORIA BRADBURY Courtea is proud to welcome Victoria Bradbury, beauty co-ordinator and chemical expert. Victoria trained in the Vidal Sassoon method in Dallas and was coordinator of a Houston model agency beauty section. Victoria is an expert in co ordinating body shape, lifestyle, and facial shape with the most attractive hair style. 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