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Neenah-Menasha Northwestern (Newspaper) - June 28, 1976, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Oshkosh Daily Northwestern Associated Press United Press International year Oshkosh Wis Monday June 28 1976 34 Pages 154 Bicentennial birthday gift prepared for taxpayers WASHINGTON AP Congress is ing a Bicentennial birthday gift for American taxpayers the House and Senate are expected to pass a stopgap measure this week preventing a payroll withholding tax increase from taking effect on Wednesday when tax cuts enacted last year expire The stopgap measure is being rushed through Congress because action on nent long-range legislation extending the cuts is nowhere near completion If withholding taxes were allowed to rise it would mean a 1245 tax increase for a family of four earning a year a hike for a couple earning a increase for a single person earning and for a typical family earning Another that must be passed before Con- gress goes on recess Friday for the Fourth of July holiday and Democratic National tion is an increase in the national debt ceiling Without the increase the Treasury would not be able to borrow operating funds for the government The House has passed and sent to the Senate a increase to lion Final congressional action also may occur this week on a compromise billion ons procurement A ence approved the measure on day The compromise authorizes the Pentagon to go ahead with production of the first three of the Bl bomber The Senate had voted to delay a production decision on the Bl until next February so hat whoever was elected president in November could make the final decision But House con- ferees stood firm in opposing a delay and forced the senators to back down In another matter Democratic House ers are pressing for completion of work before the recess on a package of changes in House payroll and expense account procedures ed in the wake of the Capitol Hill sex scandal Defying the wishes of the Democratic cus the House Administration Committee ed Friday to turn over the revisions to the full House for action instead of having the tee put them into effect Committee Chairman Frank Thompson Jr of New Jersey said he was confident that Democrats on the panel will reverse the aad implement the changes New Miss Wisconsin Julie Ann Nowak Miss West Allis Stories and more pictures on page was chosen Miss Wisconsin for 11 Northwestern photo in by Carl Plotz Small town's Bicentennial musical hits big time BATH Maine AP A Bicentennial ten and by aid teachers at a vate kas a will Might M Tke America's was initially tended safely this small Bmt teal success led ances ike dy Center ia aid stand at tke Circle tke Theatre New Yark City Tke touches M tke re- experience tke tke Civil War tke and tke 21 tk ry By the end af tke the cast ef 85 and 21 teachers fram will have appeared ii alae af tke 13 states all bat and Saath aad New Jersey This developed far aar earlier said Edward P Legg headmaster tke small I it's a mistake ta think that Americans are cynical the Bicentennial We have played to af and kave kad very warm cere Legg credits tke tke U tke stn dents aad the fact tkat tke skew is ga away ing they kave at same af tke gMd times as wen as the times af America's he said GOP worried about effect of fight By The Associated Press Ronald Reagan has moved within 25 committed delegates of President Ford and some Republican National Committee members are worried that the battle may damage the GOP chances against the Democratic nominee in the fall election Ford started strong in weekend gate selections taking 17 of the 18 selected in Minnesota and pushing him to of the needed for nomination But then it was downhill for him as Reagan picked up all 46 delegates chosen in Montana Idaho and New Mexico Those plus two previously ted Wyoming delegates who switched to Reagan gave the former California nor 976 committed delegates Former Georgia Gov Jimmy Carter who had enough committed delegates last week to win the Democratic presidential nomination spent the weekend at his home in Plains Ga He boosted his gate total during the weekend to 1.539 To clinch the nomination 1.505 delegates are needed The delegate counts are according to The Associated Press delegate survey There are still 38 GOP delegates to be chosen before the party's convention in Kansas City and 182 that are ted I believe on the basis of what has en place so far and our own projections that I will go to Kansas City with enough votes to win on the first ballot Reagan said President Ford in Puerto Rico for the summit conference on the world economy had no immediate comment on the weekend Ford began the weekend leading Re- agan bv 56 delegates and saw the margin sliced by more than half Ford led Reagan 984 to 928 committed delegates before the weekend Worldwide cut in welfare urged by Ford hostages SAN JUAN Puerto Rico AP President Ford is urging America's chief strial allies to go slow on cial welfare spending lest they revive inflation and lead to a new global recession Ford spoke at the opening session of economic summit talks here on Sunday A final round began today following Derailment of train kills 12 NEUFVILLE Belgium UPI An Paris express packed with holiday travelers derailed Sunday as it sped through the Belgian countryside flinging five cars into cal pylons and leaving a mile tangle of smashed coaches and dismembered bodies Twelve passengers were killed and 29 injured in the accident 20 miles south of Brussels a Belgian railways communique Local earlier had put the in- jured toll at 59 There were no confirmed American casualties though an American girl Laura Cruze of Morris Minn was reported missing by a traveling Most of the victims were believed to be Dutch tourists group tour Railway officials said the last five carriages of the car train jumped the tracks and careened into a set of red pylons ing electrical cables The tracks were torn up for half a mile Police said most of the dead were in one carriage that overturned with one side smashed in and part of the roof ripped off Other cars stood upright at crazy angles Sand and stones flew into the the luggage came down said Tilborg of Paramaribo Suri- nam When we left the train there was someone ing without a head outside our car The railway company communique said the exact cause of the accident has not yet been established but there has been no human er- ror Man killed by falling on knife MILWAUKEE AP don Braund 40 of suburban West Allis suffered fatal stab wounds when he fell onto a knife he had planned to use for trimming a tree police said Authorities said Braund fell onto the knife while walking through his living room Saturday evening on the way outside to cut a tree branch a breakfast conference be- tween Ford and French ident Valery Giscard ing The two leaders met after the U.S President got up early for a swim at the rious Dorado Beach resort west of here There was no word on what Ford and Giscard dis- cussed but they and other world leaders at the summit reportedly were talking about a possible aid program for economically striken ly Ford convened the nation economic summit on Sunday The global inflationary climate resulted in large part because governments themselves to ameliorate social inequities at home and abroad and to achieve ah ard of living Alan Greenspan chairman of Ford's Council of ic Advisers said the dent argued that ments were too ambitious in what they actually at- tempted to achieve as well as in the expectations they raised Greenspan said Ford tainly favors rising living standards but believes they are threatened when inflation gets out of hand Ford's aides declined to report the reaction of the government chiefs of Britain Canada France Italy Japan and West Germany to Ford's statement However all their finance ministers have ready endorsed the idea of moderating economic ery even at the cost of con- high unemployment in order to dampen inflation A high-ranking Canadian official said U.S officials so discussed creation of a supplemental assistance program to provide aid to in- nations in acute difficulties The first beneficiaries would be Brit- ain and Italy About 15.000 supporters of Puerto Rican independence demonstrated outside the main entrance to the hotel opening of the conference Sunday The was peaceful and the crowd did not get within half a mile of the building KAMPALA Uganda AP All of the passengers and crew aboard a hijacked Air France jetliner left the plane today but were still under control of the hijackers in an airport lounge a British diplomatic spokesman said The plane is empty said the spokesman for the tish High Commission which is similar to an embassy He said everybody was in a transit lounge at the old Entebbe airport which is now used by the dan military but did not say what was happening in for release of the 256 hostages Ugandan President Idi Amin had flown to the airport to negotiate with the hijackers French government sources in Paris said Ambassador Pierre Renard had firm instructions to seek the release of everybody aboard without discrimination on the basis of nationality About 80 Israelis and at least nine Americans were re- ported aboard the Tel flight The Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of tine claimed responsibility for the hijacking but the number of hijackers was not Uganda radio broadcast a long statement it said was made by the hijackers condemning France as an alist enemy of Arabs The statement also attacked the United States Israel Egypt and Syria An Air France spokesman in neighboring Kenya said the hijackers had presented written demands to the but that they were in Arabic and officials were awaiting a The Israeli government has been concerned the ers would try to hold the Israelis for special ransom but Radio Israel reported after a telephone call to Amin's palace that there was no indication of that Asked whether Israeli passengers would be treated the same as others a man at the palace was quoted as ing Of course Yes why Bicentennial landing on Mars canceled PASADENA Calif UPI searched the surface of Mars day for an alternate landing site for king lander canceling the July 4 Bicentennial touchdown be- cause Mars would not cooperate The original landing site appears to have too many unknowns and could be hazardous said project manager James Martin The July 4 landing scrubbed after years of effort to keep the date was to have been part of the nation's birthday celebration I am disappointed as are many people Martin said But we've ways had in the back of our minds that Mars would not cooperate I would say it has not The landing will be late by at least four days and possibly by weeks de- pending on the site chosen Scientists considered a spot dubbed the Northwest Territory hoping it would provide safer ground than the original site A-l with both in the first general area chosen the Chryse Three other locations on the list in- cluded one all the way around the et The Viking team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory decided it would be too risky to send down the lander in the A- 1 area laced by canyons and the dry beds of Martian rivers U.S shows trade surplus WASHINGTON AP The nation's foreign trade accounts showed a surplus last month for trie first time this year on the strength of record an ently temporary drop in oil imports the ment aid today The Commerce ment said exports exceeded imports by million in May That was the first plus since last December and contrasted to a million deficit in April The trade accounts are now million in deficit for the year contrasted to a billion surplus over the same period last year The nation developed a record 511 billion foreign trade surplus in 1975 The major factor in the May surplus was a 24 per cent drop in the amount of oil imported into the United States The 165.1 million rels represented the lowest level of imports in 11 months But the shift seemed The American leum Institute which reports imports on a weekly basis has said imports for the rent month are running at record levels Commerce gave no reason for the plunge in May but oil imports generally can vary sharply from month to month as refineries and er users adjust their ries Oil imports are climbing again now because of heavier gasoline consumption by American travelers during the summer and because of greater use by industry Oil imports for the -ear are 8.7 per cent ahead of the same period a year ago de- spite the low import level in May Overall Commerce ed imports were off by 4.2 per cent in May after no change during the previous month The drop was the sharpest since imports dec- lined 8.7 per cent in May one year ago Exports however were up for the third straight month to a seasonally adjusted level of 39.6 billion That passed November's record billion Cloudy tonight Cloudy tonight with chance of showers and over night iows in the 50s Details on Page 2 Inside S 10 17 20 20 21 Area 22 25 25 Want 26 State motorcyclists protest law requiring headgear MADISON AP sands of ing they prefer to ride by a state helmet law drove in a noisy caravan to the Wisconsin statehouse Sunday ing the law requiring them to wear protective headgear Estimates of the pants ranged from about 500 to No trouble was reported as the three-hour rally ended about 3 p.m with cyclists heading in various tions many to parties at city parks The two- wheeled vehicles ranging from scooters to signed machines and most of them without helmets ered at Warner Park eight miles from the Capitol and drove about 10 abreast Most of the cycles bore Wisconsin license plates and many were decked with large American flags At the Capitol speakers called for repeal of a 1968 law which established the helmet requirement to help protect motorcyclists from head injuries and improve cycling safety The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the law in 1969 and the U.S Supreme Court has upheld a Massachusetts helmet law Speakers Sunday stressed the free choice issue while some cyclists argued that helmets cut down on vision and hearing This is the last rally we're going to have in son declared Eick Smith Madison president of the Better Bikers Association We won't have a rally next year because we won't need one We're going to get rid of the helmet law Smith and State Rep id Clarenbach addressed the crowd from the statehouse steps During the speechmaking two young shirtless men scaled the stairs with burning helmets in their hands carrying them as they might an pic torch Governor Lucey thank you very much Steven Bell president of the Concerned Association of Wisconsin said jokingly as the flaming helmets were placed at the top of the stairs Gov Patrick J Lucey who supports the helmet law present Let who ride cide Roger MacBride party candidate for v president told the cheering crowd If its your neck you ought to be the one to decide whether or not to wear a met MacBride added re- more applause from the exuberant but peaceful MacBride conceded he might not be favored for the presidency but added you imagine Jerry Ford flying to Madison today to hear your Or Ronnie Or Jimmy Mercenaries get death sentence LUANDA Angola UPI A revolutionary peoples court today sentenced four mercenaries including one American to death by firing squad and handed down prison terms against nine others The defendants three Americans and 10 Britons stared in shocked as the presiding judge read the sentences The judge sentenced Daniel Gearnart 34 of ton Md to death because he ran an advertisement ing himself as a soldier of fortune and contacted an inter- national mercenary group based in South Africa Also condemned were Col Tony Calian and Andrew Mackenzie because they participated in the massacre of 14 of their fellow British mercenaries A third Briton John Barker was sentenced to death because he com- manded other mercenaries Gearhart who left a sickly wife and four young ren behind was captured within four days of his arrival in Angola and never fired a shot In handing down the sentences Judge Ernesto da va stressed that they would be forwarded to President Augusto Neto for confirmation and that he had a right to commute them The other nine mercenaries received terms ranging from 16 to 30 years imprisonment The two youngest men in the dock Gary Acker 21 of Sacramento Calif and John 20 of London received the lightest sentence along with male nurse Malcolm Mclntyre
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