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Newport Daily News (Newspaper) - January 5, 1976, Newport, Rhode Island Newport Daily News isoth YEAR M PAGES NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, MONDAY, JANUARY S, 1976 15 CENTS Ford calls for truce, withdrawal in Angola INSPECTING FIRE RUINS at Cranston-Calvert School this morning arc, from left, Councilman William F. Benlsch, School Committee Chairman Brian B. Burns, Fire Chief William H. Connerton Jr. (partially hidden) and City Engineer Papken V. Janjigian. (Daily News) available School judged repairable City Engineer Papken V. Janjigian today said the Cranston-Calvert School building, which was damaged in a fire last week, can be saved. The heaviest damage was confined to four classrooms on the southeast corner of the building, and those rooms will have to be repaired and renovated, he said. He also will recommend that a small section of the brick and mortar on the outside of that comer be replaced. He said the mortar there is crumbling from the heat of the fire and .water damage, Wants talks in Geneva and should be replaced. The rest of tire classrooms in the Cranston section of the elementary school facing Cranston Street received less damage and will need cleaning, painting and touching up but have no structural problems, he said. The city engineer reached these con- clusions after touring the building this morning with fire and school officials. Councilman William F. Benisch, who went on the tour with them, said today he is considering asking the city to release funds from a now defunct teacher retirement fund to cover repairs to the building. The money from the retiremenl fund has been earmarked for capital expenses for schools and could he used for the emergency repairs, Benisch said. The money is in stocks which were valued at last Nov. 1. State and cily fire officials still have not determined the cause of the fire, which is listed as being of suspicious origin. ST. LOUIS (AP) President Ford called today for "an immediate cease- fire" in Angola, an end to alt outside intervention and a government of national unity to slop (He civil war there. For he repeated the word "all" Ihrce times in his call for an end to outside intervention. He also warned the Soviet Union that if it continues intervention in Angola "damage to our broader relations will be unavoidable." In a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation in St. Louis, the President promised continued U.S. ef- forts "diplomatic and otherwise to stabilize the military situation in Angola and promote a quick and peaceful set- tlement." But he rejected the idea of using grain sales to persuade Russia to disengage in Angola. Ford issued this warning: "U.S.-Sovict rivalry in some areas of the world Iras, unfortunately, not ceased. The answer is to take other appropriate, limited measures necessary to block and stop Soviet actions we find unacceptable." The President departed from his speech text to emphasize an end to "all intervention." But his Farm Bureau audience saved its applause for his refer- ences to agricultural subjects. He got applause when he pledged to do cverylhing in his power to keep farm income high, predicted "it will be" kept high and said he did not want the government running the farmers' business "365 davs a vwir He was introduced by Farm Bureau President William Kuhfuss, who said of Ford: "In basic philosophy, he is truly one of us." Ford departed Washington at a.m. EST and arrived at St. Louis' Lambert Field at a.m. EST. He was to meet with Farm Bureau leaders after his speech and with area news executives before returning to Washington tonight. Ford was met at the airport by Republican Gov. Christopher Bond and Missouri Ally. Gen. John Danforth. The group of welcomcrs was small and the weather chilly but sunny. The President said he was happy to be en- joying nice weather, but he passed up any handshaking. He told reporters he expected the "prestige of the United Slates" to help secure a peaceful settlement in Angola and reiterated that he thought a cease- fire was the best first step to such a settlement, which he said must be reached among the Angolans themselves. On another subject, the President said he would campaign some in New Hamp- shire but added that the best way for him to win voles was "working in the Oval Office on presidential matters." Ford's aides described his trip to St. Ixmis as nonpolitical, but Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz, who flew here with the President, told reporters Ford del in ilcly would win the farm vote in 197G. While former President Richard M. Nixon got 70 per cent of the 'farm vole, Butz said, Ford will get "above 60 per cent." He said Nixon got a bigger vote because his opponent, Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., was "poison to far- mers." Butz said farmers "vote their pocketbooks" and added lhat there has been prosperity throughout rural America. Echoing the text of the President's speech, Butz said farmers have liad the highest net income on record during the past three years and will approach J25 billion in 1976, without government payments. He noted this would be well above the 1972 record of billion, which Butz said included nearly billion in govern- ment payments. He credited Republican ad- ministrations with removing "the dead hand of bureaucracy" from the fanners. The President's comments followed a Soviet statement Saturday urging "termination of foreign armed in- tervention in Angola." Ford suggested nn "end to all outside which would include financial aid as well. He warned the Russians "Ihere cannot be a lessening of world tension if the Soviel Union by military support and oth- er means attempts lo expand its sphere of influence thousands of miles from its bor- ders." Meanwhile, there were these developments related to Angola: of Slate Henry A. Kissinger will meet with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin this week and ask about the Soviet statement and whether it represents a major shift in So- viet attitudes about Angola. Israel asks U.S. veto of U.N. role TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) Foreign Minister Yigal AUon left for Washington today to urge the United States to veto any attempt by the United Nations Security Council to take over Arab-Israeli peace negotiations. The Israeli.cabinet, in an eight-point resolution adopted Sunday, also called for resumption of the Middle East peace conference in Geneva. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin warned that the Security Council debate begin- ning Jan. 12 could lead to a deadlock in Arab-Israeli peace moves that could result in "far graver developments. "Israel has the military strength lo support its political maneuverability, but possibly we will have to give expression lo this sooner than many he told a meeting of visiting Zionist leaders. Israel has refused to participate in the Security Council debate because the Palestine Liberation Organization is going to be invited to attend. Rabin said the debate was an Arab attempt to change the basic U.N. resolutions on the Arab-Israeli situation, which make no mention of the Palestinian problem. But Israeli officials said the U.S. government had promised to veto any such move. The cabinet resolution: Israel's commitment to try to reach a "just and lasting peace" with the Arabs; -Said once again that Israel is prepared for final peace talks with each of the neighboring Arab states provided there arc no prior conditions on tlic discussions; the government's intention to boycott Hie Security Council debate; Israel "will not acquiesce in any change, direct or in the two basic Security Council resolulions on the Arab-Israeli question, Nos. 242 and 338, which it said "constitute the exclusive basis for negotiations" between Israel and the Arabs; on the United Slates to honor a "memorandum of agreement" which informed sources said includes a U.S. commitment to veto any changes in resolutions 242 and 338; any attempt lo transfer Arab-Israeli peace talks to the Security Council "or any other organ not agreed upon" by both sides; for the renewal of the Geneva peace conference, which adjourned after one brief session in December 1973; once again that Israel will not negotiate with the which the resolulion called "a framework of murder groups whose declared purpose is the destruction of Israel." It also said Israel would not attend the Geneva conference if the PIX) was invited. Public will be polled on Yosemite's future PRESIDENT FORD addresses American Farm Bureau Federation Convention today at Keil Auditorium in downtown SI. Louis, with huge mural of signing of Declaration of Independence behind him. (DPI) YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -More than people are going to be asked for their ideas on the future of Yosemite, the nation's second oldest national park. They will receive a 33-page booklet and four large work- sheets, designed to collect pub- lic opinion on hundreds of al- ternatives for the park's future from returning the wonder- land to its natural state to in- creasing development for greater tourist use. The project is part of a second effort to design a master development plan for the park. The first ended one year ago when the National Park Service rejected the original proposal after conservationists, unhappy with concessionaire bilities for development at a plans to increase facilities, lob- particular area. Forexample, the map labeled "Glacier Point Road" offers choices from removing all roads to the breathtaking cliff and dismantling the Badger Pass ski resort to building new shelters and a small observa- bied in Congress against it. The current mailer, which cost 60 cents each to print, is the Park Service's answer to those complaints. The mailer features 11 maps, wilh four columns beneath each, describing various possi- Congress agree Full year anticipated for tax cuts tory at the point and expanding Badger's popular ski facilities. WASHINGTON (AP) The six-month tax-cut legislation for Ihis year may be extended or increased, leaders in both the Congress and the Ford administration say. Mrs. Myers woman-of-the-year Yule observance founder honored Mrs. Ruth Myers, founder and president of Christmas-ta-Newport, today was named 1975 Woman of the Year by Inside Amusements Classified County News Editorials Features Sports Slate News Weather 8-9 20-21-22 19 4 5 15-16-17 18 23 Fair through tomorrow, low 20, high in mid 30's. Tuesday Sun Tides- High A.M. A.M. P.M. Sunday Temperatures High 30 Low 6. -NUSC official dies, Page 2. -Death with dignity, editorial, Page 4. the Women's Division of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Myers will be honored at a testimonial dinner Feb. 8 at the Tread- way Inn. Mrs. Hector Marcucci, who announced the selection, is dinner chairman. Mrs. Myers founded the Christmas-in- Newport program in 1971 "lo make the Yule season more meaningful and beautiful, with a return to the simplicity of colonial years and a freedom from the gaudy commercialism which had come to be associated with Christmas." It also was to encourage Aquidneck Island talent. At first, it was a 10-day program but gradually was extended, until in 1974 it became a month-long series of events. This year, for the first time, it began Dec. 1 and an estimated persons look part in the program throughout the month. Some 12 events were sponsored directly by Christmas-in-Newport. Twenty-seven additional events were sponsored by other organizations that were coor- dinated by Chrislmas-in-Newport. Six- teen more activities received Christnias- in-Newport endorsement and publicity. Working directly on this year's were about 500 persons on 12 committees. Taking part in events coordinated by Chrislmas-in- Newport were about persons on 27 committees. Besides she and her husband were among the founders of the Hill Association, an organization in which they are most active. She is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Newport Historical Society, the Art Association, the Preservation Society of Newport County, Oldport Association, and a director of Operation Clapboard and of the R.I. Independence Commemorative at Newport Inc. She is a member of Trinity Church, ils choir and its bicen- tennial committee. Mrs. Myers is a native of Raleigh, N.C. She is a graduate of Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Meredith College In North Carolina. She continued her studies in art at the Calvert School in Annapolis and at Butera School in Boston. She is married to Cant. J. Christian Myers, USN They have a son, Christian W. Myers n, and two grand- children. Mrs. Rath Myers the Year Noting lhat some experts indicate the economy may flatten out during the year, House Democratic Whip John J. McFall of California predicted, "I think we may have to have a larger tax cut." President Ford has said he will propose increased tax reductions in his State of the Union message, and his chief of staff, Richard Cheney, repeated that promise Sunday. McFall appeared on ABC's "Issues and and Cheney was interviewed on CBS's "Face the Nation." McFall said he feels Congress should consider a larger tax cut, if needed, by about the middle of the year. The current tax cul, approved in December, lasts for only six months, and some action will have to be taken to ex- tend il or taxes will jump back to 1974 levels when it expires. The compromise measure includes reductions of about billion, on an annual basis, from 1974 levels. Various experts have estimated this at a reduc- tion of to a week (or most workers from the taxes they would have had to pay- Ford had asked for a cut of billion, or billion more than was approved. Cheney said Ford will repeat his call for this increased reduction, to be coupled with a federal spending ceiling. McFall noted, however, that the congressional Joint Economic Com- mittee has warned that such a ceiling would add to unemployment and slow economic recovery. The battle over spending limits between the White House and the Congress in the fall. Ford finally settled for a congressional promise to try to liold down spending when a tax cut was ap- proved last month. Both sides called it a victory: Congress because it had not agreed to a specific ceiling and Ford because Congress ac- cepted the principle of reducing spending when cutting taxes. Broad advance listed by market NEW YORK (AP) Optimism over the economic outlook for the new year carried the stock market to another broad advance today. The noon Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was up 4.80 at 863.51 on top of a 6.30-point gain Friday in the first session of 1976. Gainers outpaced losers by nearly a 5-1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. Analysts said investors seemed to be acting on the belief that even a sluggish economic recovery might be enough to push stock prices higher as the year progresses after a neutral trend in the market for nearly six months. They also noted that traders were doing some buying of lesser-known issues which had been weighed down by yearend tan selling in December. Crown Cork St Seal was the most active issue on the Big Board, unchanged at 17. At block traded at that price. The NYSE's composite index of all its listed common stocks climbed .29 to 44.33. At the American Slock Exchange, the market value index wits up .54
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