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Tuesday, January 21, 1975


officials said yesterday that
Secretary of State Henry Kis-
singer was helping to mediate
the Cyprus dispute, but they
warned that this effort would
stop 'if any American diplomat
in Nicosia was injured by
demonstrators there.
The State Department said
that the Cyprus government was
warned orally on Saturday, both
here and in Nicosia that U.S.
involvement in the negotiation
effort would end if demonstra-
tors injured American .person-
nel on the island.
A DEPARTMENT spokesper-
son said the warning was made
on Kissingers instruction and'
was motivated largely by the
memory that Ambassador Ro-I
ger Davies was . killed during
an attack on the embassy last
Kissinger's role in the Cyprus
negotiations was described yes-
terday as an informal one. He
has been clarifying each sides
position to the other and listen-
ing to opinions, a state depart-
ment spokesperson said.
assurances had been received
from the Cyprus government,
and he pointed out that in the
demonstrations that took place
yesterday, C y p r i o t security
forces protected embassy per-
sonnel from harm.
The warning conveyed to Cy-
prus on Saturday said that the
U.S. mission in Nicosia would
be withdrawn if the attacks on
it resulted in injuries-and the
spokesperson said this with-
drawal would inevitably lead to
the elimination of the U.S. me-
diating role.
The State Department yes-
terday voiced satisfaction at the
acceleration of political talks
between Greeks and Turks on
the island.
The State Department spokes-
person said Kissinger has been
offering suggestions, listening
to opinions and "doing what he
can to clarify one side to the

Page Three
General Motors announces
cash rebate of up to $500

DETROIT (P) - General Mot-
ors has announced a program
of rebates of up to $500 to buy-1
ers of specified midels of the 1
firm's small cars. The rebates,
retroactive from Jan. 13, will
extend to Feb. 28.
GM became the last of the
Big Three auto makers to ar-
nounce the rebate policy. Chrys-
ler and Ford announced similar1
programs earlier this mrnth in
an attempt to clears out hugel
stocks of cars.
GM SAID veste-da that re-,
bates of $200 will be paid to buy-
ers of Chevrolet Vega and Nova,
Pontiac Astro and Ventura,
Oldsmobile Omega and Buick
Apollo and Skylark models.
Buyers of Chevrolet Monza,
2 plus 2, Oldsmobile Starfire,
and Buick Skyhawk will get
$500, GM said.
Base prices on the cars iange
from $2,799 for a Vega to $4,156
for a Starfire.
have 250,000 of the cars in stack+
and ready for immedia'e sale,
said Board Chairman Thomas
Murphy said GM's rebate pro-
gram would be ;n addition to
its ongoing salesman and dealer
incentive programs.
"It is our hope that this ac-
tion will prompt new small car
buyers to come into the market
and make their buying decis-
ions," Murphy said. "The result
could be a revitalized automo-
bile industry, permitting us to
get our laid-off people back to
ON JAN. 12, Chrysler be-
came the first anto maker to
announce a rebate program.
Ford's announcement came

four days later.
Industry -analysts predicted at
that time that Ford and Chrys-
ler probably would lose money
on cars sold under the rebate
program. GM President E. M.
Este said then that his firm had
no plans for a rebate program,
but adde that if there were to
be one it would be retroactive
to Jan. 13.
Spot checks with dealers have
shown increased traffic at both
Ford and Chrysler showrooms
since their rebate programs
were announced. But industry
sales figures for the period
won't be out until tomorrow or
SALES FOR the first 10 days
of January were off to the worst
start in at least 21 years. GM
sales were off 27 per cent from
1974; Ford sales dropped 29 per
cent; Chrysler was down 47 per
cent, and American Motors
plummeted 52 per cent.
Those figures were already de-
pressed last year by the energy
crisis and Arab oil embargo.

Chairman Thomas Murphy
said yesterday, "It is our hope
that this action will prompt
new small car buyers to
come into the market a n d
make their buying decisions."

AP Photo
Nothing but smiles
Alabama Governor George Wallace and his wife, Cornelia, wear smiles as they braved cold weather at his third-term in-
auguration yesterday. Wallace said in his address that since he became governor 12 years ago, Alabama has demonstrated
to the rest of the country that "the people in government in this state are concerned with all of our citizens, whether they
be white or black . . . and it shall continue to be that way."
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of the new Energy Research
and Development Administra-
tion (ADRA) declared yesterday
"we must put a brake on energy
use" and set a 10-year goal of
one million barrels a day in
synthetic fuels derived from
Dr. Robert Seamans, on the
agency's first day of operation,
told a news conference the tar-
get is to make this nation self

sufficient in energy but this
could not be done "if we keep
increasing our energy use by
four per cent a year."
HE SAID conservation will be
a major thrust of ERDA, "but
the main work has to be done
on the state, local and personal
level. Everybody has got to get
Seamans, former ,.ecretary of
the Air Force, presides over
an agency which brings under

Uganda woman to be first
ambassador to the Vatican


one roof the energy research of coal, he said.
activities of the old Atomic "Our target date is 1985," he
Energy Commission, the Depart- stated. "We hope that in 10
ment of the Interior, the En- years we will be getting the
vironmental Protection Agency equivalent of 1 million barrels
and the National Science Foun- a day out of synthetic fules.
dation. That's an attainable and healthy
ERDA has a planned five- goal."
year budget of $10 billion, but Seamans said other research
Seamans said he expects it projects will aim for more ef-
will be more. It will employ ficient building construction and
about 7,600 persons, of whom advanced automobile engine
6,000 will come from the AEC systems to reduce energy con-
and 1,100 from Interior. sumption and a better means of
THE REORGANIZATION of distributing electrical power.
enery reearc proramsExtensive work also will con-
marked a major step toward tinue on developing solar, geo-
the administration's goal of t h e r m al a n d other energy
creating a Department of En- sources.
ergy and Natural Resources ASKED, in the light of recent
that would absorb the present terrorist activities, if there
Interior Department. I should be better safeguards on
Asked if there is any chance American atomic plants built
of achieving the AEC's once-I overseas, he answered: "These
stated goal of E,000 nuclear safeguards should be improved,
power plants by the year 2000, and we've gone over some
Seamans replied, "This is not ideas."
a realistic goal. The original Seamans said "not in my
projections were on the high book" when asked if environ-
side, but reality has forced that mental considerations would
down." take a back seat in the rush to
He said nuclear power de- make the U.S. self sufficient in
velopment is still a prime re- energy.
search goal. "We want a country and a
THE TOP priority now is de- world where people can live
velopment of a synthetic fuels with some grace," the director
industry that could make a said. "Our job is to work with
petroleum-like liquid and a syn- EPA (the Environmental Pro-
thetic form of natural gas out tection Agency) to make it so."


BONN, Germany (M-"This is the year of
the woman," said the soft-spoken, attractive
27-year-old diplomat with a conservative Afro
hairstyle. "Perhaps that's why the Pope ac-
cepted me. By this, he has opened thedoor for
other women."
This week Bernadette Olowo of Uganda be-
comes the first woman to serve as ambassador
to the Vatican. She referred in an interview to
the U.N. designation of 1975 as the "Year of
the Woman."
OLOWO, named envoy-to West Germany just
a month ago, will hold her Bonn post as well as
the Vatican job.
She downplays her youth, her high rank and
the Vatican break-through, however. She also
says she does not anticipate any special diffi-
culties in dealing with red-robed cardinals and
papal relates in the halls of the Holy See.
"Here in Bonn, I have not felt any dis-
advantage by being an ambassador and a
woman," she said. "I am gad also to be going
to the Vatican which has stood for peace in the
world and for development of countries like
my own."
IN WEST GERMANY, she sees her primary
tasks as increasing bilateral trade and pro-
moting tourism to Uganda. At the Vatican, she
will represent Africa's largest Catholic group-

ing. An estimated 3.3 million Ugandans are
Roman Catholic, including Olowo. j
The embassador will be formally received in'
Rome this week by Pope Paul VI, an event
which will bury an unwritten rule that has,
barred women from becoming official envoys}
to the Holy See for nine centuries.
Olowo says she has no special instructions,
for her Vatican job but she will convey a con-
fidential message to the Pope from Ugandan,
President Idi Amin.
OLOWO SAID she does not know Amin per-
sonally. She said she considers herself a career
diplomat who attained her present status
through education and Uganda's civil servicek
code which bars sex discrimination.
Olowo grew up with five younger brothers and
sisters on the family crop and cattle farm in
eastern Uganda and then attended the country's
Makere Universitv.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in
economics, Olowo went to work for the Foreign
Ministry until her transfer to Bonn as com-
mercial secretary in December 1973. She wasI
named ambassador last month.
Since her appointment, Olowo has lived in
a three-bedroom villa. She said she does not
intend to set up an office or home in Rome and
expects that the bulk of her concentration will
be focused on the Bonn job.

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