Kingsport News, December 10, 1971

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Kingsport News (Newspaper) - December 10, 1971, Kingsport, Tennessee British Call Kennedy 'Pain In Neck LONDON (UPI) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's renewed criticism of British policy In Northern Ireland caused an uproar In parliament Thursday night and had Friday's British newspapers on the boll again. The Daily Mirror, Britain's largest circulation newspaper, called him "a pain in the neck" In an editorial. Referring to the Massachusetts Democrat's letter to the Times of London Tuesday In which he called Britain's investigation of alleged atrocities by British troops in Ulster a the Mirror said: "Well, Senator Ted, with his unique political and social experience, ought to know all about whitewashing. However the gospel according to the Chappaquiddick won't solve the Ulster the Mirror said. It was at Chap- paquiddick, island off Massachusetts in July, 1969, that Kennedy swam to safety from an automobile he had driven off a bridge, leaving In the car a woman who had drowned. One of the noisiest rows of the year erupted In the House of Commons when conservative MP Peter Hordern asked If Prime Minister Edward Heath would comment on the "extraordinary contrast between Senator Kennedy's attitude towards public affairs and his attitude towards his private affairs." Opposition Labor MPs exploded In yells of "Crawl "Get back to the gutter" and "Withdraw" but Hordern, backed by a ruling by speaker of the commons, Sclwyn Uoyd, pressed on. Against a backdrop of continuing tumult, Hordern said Kennedy's letter to the Times had "shocked very many people in this country and caused a considerable degree of resentment Cries of "Guttersnipe... Muck... Trash" from the Labor benches drowned him out repeatedly, but Hordern managed to conclude: "This (Kennedy's letter) Is to be regretted. It did absolutely no good at all and it ought to be withdrawn. His attitude Is to be universally regretted." Heath reacted acidly. "I made my own views about Senator Kennedy's comments very plain In this house and I no longer comment on he said, referring to his denunciation of Kennedy's call for withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland two months ago. "Senator Kennedy has commented on public affairs which are Internal affalrs.of this Heath said, amid cheers from MPs. "The respon- sibility rests with him, but when he does that we are entitled to say he has not fully understood the problem, and 1 wish he would do so." The Times carried six letters on the Issue Friday, all denouncing Kennedy. VOLUME XXXIV, NO. 244 PHONE 246-8121 KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE, 37660, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1971 4 SECTIONS 40 PAGES OEO, Child Care Plan Vetoed By President WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon vetoed a two-year extension of the Office of Economic Opportunity Thursday night that contained a billion provision for comprehensive child care denounced by conservatives as a fascist-style substitute for the family. In a five-page veto message, Nixon said the child care plan which Congress sent him Tuesday was marred by "the fiscal irresponsibility, ad- ministrative unworkability and family-weakening implications of the system It envisions." The President said he favored helping children in their formative years but in a way "consciously designed to cement the family In Its rightful position as the keystone of our civilization." Citing numerous objections to the bill, including congressional restrictions on his plan to create a separate corporation offering legal services for the poor, the President said the child care portion was the most deeply flawed. "For the federal government to plunge ahead financially into supporting child development would commit the vast moral authority of the national government to the side of communal approaches to child rearing over against the family-centered Nixon said. "We owe our children something more than good he said. "Neither the immediate need nor the desirability of a national child development program of this character has been demonstrated." During congressional action on the bill, the ad- ministration had complained also that it would bypass states In giving local community groups first priority in development day care centers. It also objected that the plan threatened to undermine Nixon's welfare reform proposals encouraging needy mothers to find jobs. The President vetoed the measure approved by the House Tuesday on a 210-186 vote over the protests of the League of Women Voters and 24 senators including four Republicans who wrote him a letter urging that he sign the bill. "A stab in the back to our rural said Rep. Carl D. Perkins, D-Ky., chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. "President Nixon seems more interested in ap- peasing his radical rightwing critics than he does in making good on his commitnent to America's said Rep. John Brademas, D-Ind., chief author of the House version of the child care program that passed the Senate last week on a 63-17 vote. The bill authorized spending million in the current fiscal year ending June 30 and ?2 billion in the next 12 months to build, equip and staff centers providing health, educational and nutritional services primarily for needy pre-schoolers. The centers would have been free for families with incomes of a year or less, with below- cost charges on a graduated scale for those earning more. Needy working mothers would have benefitted most, although the program was not restricted to them. Congress OKs Tax Cuts BUliO n WASHINGTON (UPI) Congress gave final approval Thursday to a bill providing billion worth of corporate and individual tax cuts over three years to stimulate business expansion and consumer spending. President Nixon is virtually certain to sign the measure into law even though it carries a provision he bitterly opposes allowing tax- payers to finance the campaigns ui presidential candidates starting in 197G. Senate Democrats had proposed the tax checkoff system for the 1972 election'because their party is million in debt but they compromised on a later starting date to ward off a veto which could rebound against them politically. House approval of the bill came on a 320-74 roll call vote. Three hours later, the Senate went along. In general, the bill provides the tax cuts Nixon advocated on Aug. 15 when he aban- doned his old economic policies in the face of their failure to curtail either inflation or unemployment. For individuals, the biggest tax cut comes through an increase in the income tax per- sonal exemption from this year's to and then to for income earned in 1972 and future years. It contains something for nearly all tax- payers. Individuals would get tax cuts on their 1971 and 1972 income through a personal exemption for 1971, and exemption for 1972, and higher standard deduction. Business would get tax reductions for purchasing equipment through a 7 per cent tax credit. Exporters would be allowed to defer taxes on export income. Working families would get tax deductions for babysitters. Auto buyers would get the 7 per cent auto excise tax repealed, and light truck purchasers would get the 10 per cent excise tax removed. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., the bill's manager, said before the vote, "As far as the economic welfare of the country is concerned, More On Page 10-A, Col. 1 Deadlock Causes Lapse Of Foreign Aid Agency Knoxville Plans Inaugural KNOXV1LLE (UPI) Knoxville will have its first official inaugural ball ever next month, to usher in the new mayor and city administration. The Coliseum ballroom is being held for Jan. 8, manager Fred McCallum said Thursday, pending a confirmation of top name entertainers who have been asked to appear. Mayor-elect Kyle Testerman takes over the city ad- ministration in January. State Rep. Jack Comer, R-Knoxville, made arrangements to re serve the Coliseum for Jan. 8, and said he is trying to arrange an appearance by Boots Randolph. Rail Raises Approved WASHINGTON (UPI) The Pay Board Thursday approved 25 per cent pay raises now in effect for railroad signalmen and gave tentative approval to raises of about 20 per cent due over the next 18 months. Although approving pay and fringe benefit increases that fell due at various times in 1970 and 1971 in the 42- month contract retroactive to Jan. 1, 1970, the board said it would reassess the contract when additional increases fall due next April land Oct 1, and April Racism Subsidizing Charged WASHINGTON (UPI) The nation's largest civil rights coalition accused the government Thursday of subsidizing racial discrimination by handing millions of dollars to state and local law enforcement agencies without assurance of equal hiring and promotion practices for minorities. But in what a spokesman said was "sheer Attorney General John N. Mitchell almost simultaneously announced that 21 federal agencies have proposed regulations to strengthen federal prohibitions against racial discrimination in federally assisted programs. CLEARED OF CHARGES Brig. Gen. John W. Donaldson, who was cleared by the Army Thursday of charges he murdered six Viet- namese civilians in 1968 and 1969 by shooting them with a rifle from a helicopter, tells a news conference in his home at Alexandria, Va., that the decision "reconfirms my full faith in the U. S. Army and its system of justice." (UPI Photo) General Cleared Of Charges FT. MEADE (UPI) Army cleared Brig. Gen. John W. Donaldson Thursday of charges he murdered six Vietnamese civilians in 1908 and 1969 by shooting them with a rifle from a helicopter. Lt. Gen. C. E. Hutchin, the commanding officer of the 1st Army, said that he had accepted the recommendation of a military examiner that the six counts of murder and one of assault be dropped. "Evidence established that no offenses were committed by Gen. Donaldson, then a Hutchin said in a statement. Meeting newsmen on the leaf-strewn lawn of his suburban Washington home, Donaldson said the decision "reconfirms my full faith in the U.S. Army and its system of justice." Donaldson's military attorney, Lt. Col. Robert Poydesheff, said the witnesses and affidavits asserted the men Donaldson shot at were North Vietnamese and in some cases Viet Cong soldiers. In at least two instances, Poydesheff said, the men were in uniform and in some cases the men had fired first at Donaldson. "They were not unarmed innocent Poydesheff said. "1 look forward to continuing to serve our country in the U.S. Donaldson said. Donaldson, the first U.S. general since the Philippine insurrection in 1901 to be charged with murder, was commander of the 11th Brigade of the America! Division when he allegedly shot the civilians. Donaldson had succeeded in that position Col. Oran K. Henderson, who is on trial at Kt. Meade on charges he covered up the massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai. East Pakistanis Cheer Indian Army JESSORE (UPI) East Pakistani residents Thursday cheered the Indian soldiers who pushed the Pakistani army from Jessore, embracing the officers and shouting "Jai Bangla" IJve Bengal Land. Along the highway leading from the Indian border into the district headquarters of ..Jessore, some, of the 10 million Bengali refugees began trickling back to their homes. Carrying their only possessions gar- ments, bedding, scullery ware bundled in their arms or stacked on oxcarts. The weary refugees did not talk. They smiled only to return someone's greeting of "Jai Bangla." The refugees had lost husbands and wives, sons and daughters, many of them, and they were anxious to return to their homes to pick up what was left of their shattered lives. Four thin, tired women trailed behind one oxcart. Their withered, veined hands clut- ched small bundles, the only possessions they said they had. One said she was widowed by the Pakistani soldiers. Another said she had lost her husband and her mother. The other two said the Pakistani soldiers had killed their men and raped their sisters and daughters. When the Indian army took Jessore Tuesday, it gained military control of the western half of East Pakistan. Newsmen visiting the city for the first time since major fighting began Dec. 3, were told that (he remaining 300 Pakistani troops were trapped three miles south of Jessore. "I don't want to kill them as said More On Page 10-A, Col. 1 China Votes Against Test Ban Resolutions UNITED NATIONS (UPI) A major United Nations committee adopted three resolutions prohibiting nuclear weapons tests Thursday. China voted against all of them because it said such a ban would prevent it from developing nuclear arms as protection against the "nuclear threat" of the United States and the Soviet Union. The four other nuclear powers the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and France abstained from the voting. France and China are the only nuclear powers which conduct tests in the atmosphere. Formal approval of the resolutions by the General Assembly still is required, but it was certain to adopt the resolutions since its full memberehip is represented on the com- mittee. Explaining Peking's position in the General Assembly's 131-member main Political Committee, the Chinese deputy permanent representative, Ambasaddor Chen Chu, said China could not give up necessary self defense measures before they were realized. He then cast negative votes on three resolutions emphasizing the urgent need to suspend nuclear and thermonuclear tests. The only other delegation to vote against the resolutions, which were adopted with strong majorities, was Albania, China's only European ally. A sizeable number of delegates abstained, however. Addressing the committee, Chen em- phasized that China always had favored the complete prohibition and destruction of More On Page 1 WASHINGTON (UPI) The Agency for International Development (AID) legally went out of business Thursday as House and Senate negotiators stood firmly deadlocked over Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield's end-the-war amendment. Most of the program's Washington employes reported for work as usual, even though expiration of an emergency resolution at midnight Wednesday left the agency without authority to make new spending commitments and meet payrolls. Another American employes overseas also were affected. It was the second time the program's spending authority had lapsed since the Senate voted early last month to kill the entire foreign aid bill. Existing projects continued, however, with previously ap- propriated funds, and the next employe paychecks are not going out until Dec. 21. AID was without spending authority from Nov. 15 until Nov. 22, when Congress ap- proved and President Nixon signed the now- lapsed resolution authorizing spending to continue at last year's levels. House-Senate conference committee ap- proval of a new, compromise billion authorization bill was stymied by a stalemate over the Mansfield amendment declaring a "national policy" of a U.S. troop withdrawal from Indochina within six months, subject to release of all American prisoners of war. The House Wednesday night approved a billion appropriations bill for foreign aid, against congressional rules requiring ad- vance approval of an authorization bill setting a ceiling on spending, but the Senate has made it clear the measure will go no further. Negotiations on the Mansfield amendment broke down Friday, and the conferees haven't met since. Tax Estimates started Nine Policemen Indicted BOCA RATON, Fla. (UPI) The head of the Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that taxpayers will be granted an automatic two-month extension to file individual income tax returns if they make a tentative estimate of their tax and pay an estimated balance due when requesting the extension. IRS Commissioner Johnnie M. Walters told a con- ference of the American Institute of Certified Public Ac- countants that regulations now being drafted on the automatic extension of time for filing will be a milestone in tax ad- ministration. weatti forecast Mostly cloudy and mild Friday night with occasional periods of rain. High Friday mid 50s. Low Friday upper 40a. Rain chance 60 per cent Friday and 40 per cent Friday night. High Thursday 54, low 39. Rainfall .3 with total for month .89. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI) Nine policemen were indicted on charges ranging from first- degree murder to neglect of duty Thursday by a grand jury which investigated the alleged beating death of a Mack youth. The victim, Elton Hayes, 17, died following a police chase last Oct. 15. The incident touched off five days of racial violence that brought two additional deaths. The 13-member grand jury whites and three blacks spent three days looking into the case. Four of those indicted were charged with first-degree murder, four others were charged with assault to commit murder, and the ninth was accused of falling to perform his duties as an officer. The names of those indicted were not released pending their arrest. A total of 31 officers, including several top echelon supervisors, were suspended while the case was under investigation. Those not charged now presumably will be returned to duty. "I say this is an important said black city councilman Fred Davis, after the indictments were announced. "I think somewhere along the line police officers have to understand they can't go around helter- skelter beating up people." Police at first reported Hayes was killed In a wreck when he and two other black youths More On Page 10-A, Col. 1 Gate City Native May Force CIA Accounting SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS READ OUR ADS By BRAD JOLLY Times-News Staff Writer Some time next year William Richardson may realize the American taxpayer's dream. If a court decision goes In his favor, as some observers think it may, Richardson may be instrumental In forcing the government to give a more accurate account of what our tax money is being used for. Specifically, his suit may end the government's practice of burying Central Intelligence Agency ap- propriations under other accounts in the budget. Richardson has followed a winding course from his birth in Gate City In 1919 to his emergence as a champion of the disgruntled tniqpayer. He left Gate City In 1941 to enter thev Army. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Law School In 1948 to embark on a career in Insurance and finally as a staff Investigator for the Westmoreland County, Pa., Public Defender's Office. In 1966-67, while he was employed by an Insurance firm in Greensburg, Pa., he read of the "New York Times" and "Ramparts" exposures of CIA channeling of money at home and abroad, for purposes generally unknown and unreported, but including running private wars and influencing public opinion. In May of 1967 Richardson wrote to the Government Printing Office, asking for the documents published by the government In compliance with a passage In the U. S, Constitution: "No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of ap- propriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time." The Treasury Department answered that they produced this document, now known as the "Combined Statement of Receipts, Ex- .penditiires, and Balances of the United States Government." Attached were copies of the monthly and daily reports, In which Richardson searched, but found no listing for the operation of the CIA. He wrote again asking if this did not "cast reflection upon the authenticity of the :Treasury's statement" and asking how he could obtain the record of CIA expenditures. The portion of the reply that concerned the CIA was succinct: "We have no Information available with respect to the Agency." Richardson wrote again, pointing out the relevant passage of the Constitution and that, if the report was to be represented as com- plying with the Constitution, they should terminate their present method of reporting. In October the Commissioner of Accounts- answered that the Treasury Department would not cease publication and that he was prohibited, by law and practice, from seeking an opinion as to Its constitutionality. "All the -receipts and expenditures are publislicd In the the Commissioner More On Page 10-A, Col. 1 WILLIAM RICHARDSON what arc w.e paying for? ;