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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                imii World HmldZHtwtf December Shultz first strike possible England AP Secretary of State George Shultz said today that terrorists seem anxious to attack Americans and the United States must defend even if it means striking first in some Speaking to reporters on a flight to Shultz dismissed arguments that retaliation risked provoking more as well as cidentally hitting innocent They dont seem to need additional excuses to try to hit he They seem anxious to do what damage they Shultz was speaking two days after the ending of a sixday hijack of a Kuwaiti airliner during which two American passengers were killed and two others The plane carrying Shultz on a weeklong trip to Western Europe wad diverted to a Air Force base in east for refueling after fog prevented landing at Gatwick 27 miles south of Shultz planned to fly to Gatwick later today when the fog lifted to meet the British foreign Sir Geoffrey He was due to spend the night at Howes country and leave Wednesday for to attend a threeday meeting of NATO foreign Shultzis expected to confer with the allies in preparation for next months resumption of Soviet arms control talks in He is to make a brief stop in Frankfurt on Saturday to confer with West German Chancellor Helmut A senior State Department official said con sultations with the allies are very important to the Reagan administration in devising its negotiating Nearly every important arms control initiative that we have taken has been taken not only with the but also the views and recom mendations of our key and I expect that to he told Reagan may ax economic advisers American hostages to leave Iran soon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS officials say they expect two freed American hostages from a hijacked Kuwaiti jetliner to leave Iran soon but Iran has made no Newspapers in Kuwait ridiculed Irans reported rescue effort as theater and a camouflage for collusion with the The sixday in which two Americans were reported ended Sunday when the official Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA reported Iranian security men overpowered the four hijackers and freed their last seven captives two the British pilot and four Officials said they expected the two Americans businessman John and Charles an employee of the Agency for In ternational to leave Iran today after receiving medical IRNA has reported the hijackers burned Costa with cigarettes in an effort to get him to say he worked for the The terrorists reportedly sought the release of 17 people imprisoned in Kuwait for bombing at tacks last year on the and French The bombings were carried out by Shiite Moslems sympathetic with Irans State Department officials withheld judgment on Irans handling of the but Kuwaiti newspapers charged the Iranians had cooperated with the A man identified as a British expert on terrorism said in an interview with the CBS Evening News that the rescue could have been The ordeal was sheer terror for six solid the British pilot of the commandeered Kuwaiti Airways plane was quoted as The hijack leader was absolutely said Capt John Most of the passengers were released in groups beginning but the hijackers killed one American on 4 and a second citizen on WASHINGTON AP Word that President Reagan is thinking of scrapping his Council of Economic whose former chairman Martin Feld stein rankled the White has prompted howls of protest from including current and former council William the senior member of the said he was disturbed to hear the report Monday that the president was considering abolishing the council as part of a budget cutting move to save He he hadnt been told of any such Murray who was Reagans first chief described the move as an overreaction to Feldsteins outspoken tenure at the three member I think theyre overlooking the important role an independent voice Added Herbert council chairman from It would be a I think the council is an asset to the As for who left the job in July to return to teaching at Harvard he wasnt at his office or home and couldnt be reached for It was widely known that White House aides were disturbed by Feldsteins persistent warnings about the negative effect on the economy of the federal budget White House spokesman Larry Speakes publicly rebuked him for his views about a year and Treasury Secretary Donald Regan advised a Senate committee to throw out the 1984 chiefly written by Since Feldsteins the chairmanship has remained Niskanen has indicated interest in the job and said if he doesnt get it by the end of the hell The other council William is expected to return to Brown University early I next Social Security taxation due soon WASHINGTON AP Forty million Americans will get new statements from Social Security next month telling them how much they were paid in benefits in For 90 it will be nothing more than a reminder of how much their monthly checks add up to over a But for the other 10 it will be the first step in what promises to be a painful annual ritual figuring out how much of their Social Security they must pay income tax The 1983 Social Security rescue legislation provided that starting in people with income over certain levels would pay tax on up to half their Social Security and Internal Revenue Service officials displayed on Monday the new forms that will be mailed out in They said they have set up in cluding a tollfree telephone to field an expected million All Social Security beneficiaries including the elderly and disabled must pay income tax on up to half their benefits if their adjusted gross plus taxexempt interest from municipal plus half their Social Security benefits exceed for a single for a married couple filing for a married couple who lived together for any part of 1984 and who file separate for a married person who files separately but did not live with a spouse at any time during the Acting Social Security Com missioner Martha McSteen said the new Social Security Benefit Statement Form SSA1099 akin to a bank interest or dividend statement and a companion IRS Notice 703 are the simplest and clearest forms and directions that a government agency has been able to The IRS is transferring the tax receipts to Social Security every three pumping an extra billion into the system this Because the tax thresholds were not tied to increasing numbers of retirees will pay taxes in future McSteen said 17 percent of all beneficiares will pay taxes on Social Security by Social Security pays benefits each month to 36 million but in the course of the year 40 million receive checks as people enter or leave the spokesman James Brown It is costing Social Security million to prepare the benefit notices and gear up Cor a flood of telephone calls and Starting when the first will te and running April the people will be able to caU C 1M4 REYNOLDS TOtACCO SAVE ONNEWDORAL Generic New New Rkh Taste Also available In Filter lOOil Menthol 14 mg nicoiine per 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