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Fond Du Lac Reporter (Newspaper) - March 28, 1972, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin Anything Can Happen on Old Long Island Railroad, and It Does O hoon nn alarm he- "All we need now :s an Indian By SAUL PETT PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (AP) Chapter 94 of "Life in the New York Area These At Monday night, some- where between Great Neck and Majihasset, which for North Shore commuters on Long Island is the indispensable Ho Chi Minn trail between Bagdad on the Hudson and the family hearth, there had already been a slight delay on the in- domitable railroad, which had just increased fares again by a percentage that slipped by the Price Board, when the con- ductor got on the public id- dress system and, in the wearv, flat tones of an old Brooklyn back when the Dodgers were exhorting us to wait until next year, announced: "There will be a slight de- lay." Said an irate commuter, "Jumping which is not what he said. The conductor continued: "A cable is over the track. We'll back over it and then pro- ceed." Then, the lights went out in the bar car of the There was absolutely no pan- ic, although all of us. pressed by the force of circumstance into this particular car, quickly began entertaining thoughts of that cable, whatever it was, strung like a malevolent fire- breathing snake across the hot third rail of this electrified rail- road. One couldn't help thinking of rescue workers picking through the pitiful cinders of all those attache cases. A conscientious reporter couldn't help thinking what an abysmal irony it would he to be cremated on the old 15, when all along he had dreamed that if some iinal transportation tragedy were to befall him, it would he on a plane from El- mira, N.Y., which was some- how hijacked to Beirut by way of the zephyr-kissed islands of Micronesia. Then, from the left, we could see two fire department en- gines, flood-lit and little Ameri- can flags gallantly flying from a standard above the driver's seat. And, firemen, in those big hats and high boots, working feverishly near the tracks. Said oiie passenger, "I think 1 see small fires on the tracks ahead." Still, there was no panic on the old although the bar business had increased and someone asked for the exact words to "Nearer My God 10 Thee." Then the conductor an- nounced on the PA through the darkened car (on some aux- illiary power, of "The cable has been re- moved. There is no cause lor alarm." There had been no alarm be- fore then and really none after that but one intense passenger in a heavy mustache and long sideburns cornered a helpless conductor and proceeded to be- rate him about what the hell the cable was doing across the tracks and if it was hot what good would it do to back over it and why should the American public be eternally kept in the dark by a lying, evasive, over- charging establishment. Said another passenger, de- scribed hv some as a cynic. "All we need now is an Indian attack." Finally we were all herded over the tracks at Great Neck and delivered to the mercy of the and ultimately ainved at our home station, Port Washington, which is 18 miles from New York, at giving us an elapsed time of one hour, 44 minutes. We were one hour and four minutes late which, as every commuter between here and Los Angeles in this IDlith year of the American dream, knows is but a tick in lime. FondduLac Reporter 26 Pages 2 Sections Fond du Lac, Wis., Tuesday, March 28, 1972 15 Cents GOP Leaders Seekin to Halt Hearings on ITT WASHINGTON (AP) Top- lanking Senate Republicans have stepped up efforts to end hearings into why the Justice have turned into "a political Bayh, __D-Ind.. and Philip A. circus" and should be D-Mich. Hruska is lhe committee's: Despite the Republican u i" there was no indication ranking minority member. timony is assured because ITT' It was Kleindienst who asked president Harold S. Geneen is1 the committee to reopen hear- luled to appear before on his nomination after ttee Wednesday .columnist Jack Anderson linked showdown on "prolonging 'he ITT antitrust settlement conglomerate s pledge DcparFment dropped antitrust charges Halche, Wort, :four would a.ree .0 ru. off the. action against the Internationalj Scott criticized four com-.probe. !.l dosed rommiltec session for lhe Republican Telephonc Telegraph Corp. !mjuee Democrats who have An aide 10 Hart said the sen-'a recess, tlonal Convention. But they're likely to meet vigorously questioned feels the hearings should, b Tnursday. Although the committee once sirong opposition from witnesses. lhe because "to drop them crats who insist that the testi- mony has failed to get to the root of the matter and thai he hearings must continue. Republican Leader Hugh Scott and Sen. Roman L. llruska, R-Neb., told a news conference Monday the Judiciary Committee hearings leader called them the the moment would strike a horsemen" of Democratic at public confidence in tional Chairman Lawrence O'Brien and accused them ofj Aides to Kennedy and Bayh carrying out O'Brien's those senators, too, want work." 'the questioning to go on. Tun- Scott's targels were Sens. Ed-jney and his aides could not he ward M. Kennedy, for comment. "It is a political racket, pure and said Scott, who criticized Kennedy, Hart, Bayh and Tunney for a line of ques- tioning the Republican leader endorsed Kleindienst's nomi- nation, Senaie aclion has been in limbo pending resulls of the hearings. The allegations of Justice De- tioning the Republican leaderjpartment improprieties were said ranged far afield from the hased on M memo. _ based on an interoffice memo- qualifications of Richard u. John V. Tunney, D-Calif., Birch i :ULUtU IVi V.VMIHI At least one more day of tes-leral. Kleindienst to be attorney gen- WHILE SENATE GOP Leader Hugh Scoti puffs on his pipe, Sen. Roman Hruska, R-Neb., the ranking minority member 01 the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells a Wash- ington news conference Monday that hcar- mgs considering the nomination of Ricturd Kleindienst to he attorney general have turned into "a political circus" and should be brought to an end. (AH Wirephoto) On the Inside Finance Panel Lessens Gap on Social Security Payments Area News Classified Ads Comics Eating Places Editorial Entertainment Financial Local News Obituaries Sports News Page 19 Page 20 ..Page 23 Page 25 .Page 16 ..Page 17 ..Page 4 ..Page 17 Page 23 Page 2 Page 3 Page 26 ...Page 21 Page 22 for every aged person who hasjnmim. d h tnc blll alreadv passed by paid into the system (01 ,u The maximum is exptaca minimum would be The measure adopted Mon- day would substantially aclion on lhe y bill is completed, but thejdividuals and would still be relatively The formula appro Weather i- Tonight, cloudy with I developing npieh close! narrow-probably in the neigh Senate committee would snow; extreme soulhj i towards morning, the lows 24 who have worked many at low-paving jobs and'bcnef.ls for all is not new, but It represents a major shift contributions. i_ _ A I Q -ifll minimum of a to 33. Wednesday, cloudy with! ay w __ _ the gap between benefits of 530. I for everyjsnow extreme south, ve worked manv The theory ot neauy ____ hui iloyment in excess of 10 years. emphasis away from the prin- ciple thai recipients should get Affects mu The new proposal is an at back from the system in pro-1 tempt to provide ample rnonlh- nortion to the amount payments to retired low-in- eTrned-and contributed-dur-'come workers without giving fng uTeir working years. Ibig raises to people who Finance Commiitee man Russell B. Long, said present payments person with 30 years in imum-wage job Big Merchandise Trade Deficit Noted bv Nation aunr-.rial Security but have other of income and don't de- pend on the federal benefits as for a a rniii- So- much. Long said the new bill would 'ear worked in covered em- person with 20 years in cov- 10 the evening. extreme north Continued cold, ,t, I highs mostly in the 30s. ered employment would receiv 1100 one with 25 years S150 and! one with 30'vears March 27, 1972 In each case the spouse's j March 37, 1971 benefits would add 50 per cunt, j The Nixon administration: recommended a 5-per-cenll 6 P-n1- across-lhfi-board increase, 8 p.m. same as thai voted last year by p.m. the House. Rep. Wilbur D. Midnight Mills, D-Ark., chairman of Ihel Moans Cnill- House Ways and Means Com mittee, recently called for a 20- per-cenl increase. _____ 38 33 33 32 SI 31 Max. 41 41 4 a.m. 6 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon Sunset Today p.m. Sunrise Wednesday A BOSTON UNIVERSITY demonstrator uses his bicycle for protection against a club- swinging policeman during a melee Monday in which 33 persons were arrested. The pro- testors demonstrated against the presence of II S Marine recruiters on the Boston campus. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON The nation recorded its second high- est merchandise irade deficit in history last monlh, the govern- ment said today. Deparlmenl imports ex- ceeded exports by million in February, lhe figure lopped only by the million trade deficit last October. At lhe same time, lhe depart- The Commerce said the value of e in February. It said the West Coast dock strike prob-j ,_.y influenced both exports and imports but, by how much, t does not know. i The West Coast dock strike finally ended Feb. 20. !For the first two months of the year, the trade deficit soared to million, giving lhe nation one of its worst starts ever in foreign trade. One reason for the large cit could be lhe recent currency! realignment in which the value' in-jof the dollar fell in relation to making U.S. fivejexports cheaper overseas and ment said Us list of leading economic indicators increased in February for the eight) straight month. But the m-i crease last month was 0.5 per other currencies, LIKIOU mol t, .______lr cent, the smallest Thfindex of the indicatorsjin'the Umt'ed States. tend to foreshadow future! administration movements in The indicators have strong increases in monlhs Ulster Protest Grows Emotional Protestant Strike Continues WILLIAM Whilelaw, lhe Bnlish Conservative govern expons uieayui foreign imports more expensive j mcnt's floor manager in me econo- The trade deficit adds to the nation's balance-of-payments deficit and affects the stability the say they expect the rea- lignment will have some bad effects temporarily until the currency settlement does the job it is supposed to courage the heavy flow of im- recent of the dollar. The department wasn't deficil r< ports into the United States. The departmenl said season- said ti'ally adjusted exports in Febru- exactiv smc why theory totaled billion while reached such a magni-iimports totaled billion. exactly sure House of Commons who was appointed cabinet minister for Northern Ireland, will assume full powers of running lhe divided country alter today. The British move has spurred considerably controversy in Ulster with a Protestant strike now in its second day of paralyzing tye county. (AP Wirepholo) BELFAST (AP) More than angry Protestants marched on Northern Ireland's Parliament today in an emo- tional protest against Britain's seizure of power in the prov- ince. A Protestant general strike paralyzed the country for the second straight day. Terrorists stepped up their bombing campaign. Two civil- ians died when a bomb ex- ploded in front of a police sta- tion at Limavady, IV miles from Londonderry. The deaths brought the total killed in near- ly three years of communal violence to 290. Crowds thronged the trim lawns and imposing drive of the government seat at Stor- mont Castle on Belfast's out- skirts and heard outgoing Prime Minister Brian Faulkner declare from a balcony: "We share your feeling of resent- ment and bewilderment and the feeling of betrayal by London." Ulster Flag Evident The red and white flag of Ul- ster, Hie common name for Northern Ireland, outnumbered British Union .lacks 20 to I. This was the Northern Ire- land Parliament's lasi session before suspension for ai least a year while Briiain tries its hand at direct nile of the trou- bled province, driven by Catho- lic-Protestant feuding and the violence of the outlawed Irish Republican Army, which wants 10 unite Ireland and Northern Ireland. With this Protestant-dominated through- out its cold storage, Britain's new secre- tary of slate lor Northern Ire- land, William Whitelaw, be- comes in effect a one-man gov- crntr.ont with power to rule by decree. The demonstrators were led by the leader of the militant Protestant Ulster Vanguard, William Craig. The marchers converged on Stormont in a cloudburst and spurred by loyaJist songs, lhe beat of drums and music of flutes and bagpipes. There was a huge cheer from the throng when Craig placed a fraternal arm round Faulkner's shoulder after the prime minis- ter rejected any suggestion Northern Ireland should be merged with the Catholic Irish republic. Faulkner insisted no govern- ment could work in the north without the backing of lhe Prot- estant majority and added: "We have tremendous the power of our numbers, the justice of our cause and the re- sponsibility of our conduct." Many of the marchers were sinkers who responded to Craig's call for two days of mass industrial paralysis to demonstrate anger at the Brit- ish government's move and London's appomiment of White- law as secretary of state for Northern Ireland. On lhe second day of the strike, electricity was rationed and in some country areas, housewives were using camp stoves to Some water filtration plants (See STR1KF, Page 23) randum which Anderson attrib- uted to Dita D. Beard, ITT's Washington lobbyist. Mrs. Beard, in testimony from a hospital bed in Denver on Sunday, denied writing, the memo published by Anderson. I But she said she had written a memo after her boss told her of a call from the White House nquiring about ITT's financial commitment to the OOP con- vention. She said the figure was used. Geneen has told the com- mittee that ITT's maximum commitment was The Anderson memo pegged the fig- ure at The memo published by An- derson was dated June 25, 1971, six weeks before the Justice Department announced the ITT antitrust settlement. Mrs. Beard testified at one point that it was last June 25 when she wrote the memo requested by her boss. Geneen denied that the pledge was linked to settlement of the anlitrusl cases. Mrs. Beard, a heart patient, collapsed in the midst of ques- tioning by a Judiciary subcom- mittee Sunday. Doctors said Monday she may never be well enough to testify again. Hruska said now that Mrs. Beard has testified and has de- nied writing the memo pub- lished by Anderson, the com- mittee's hearings should end. He said a tabulation of com- i mittee proceedings shows that jlhe hearings have been domi- Inated by Kennedy, Hart, Bayh and Tunney, with Kennedy .alone accounting for 32 per cent iof the hearing record. Scott and Hmska said no evi- Idence has been produced to in- dicate a connection between I any action by Kleindienst and ITT's financial commitment. Nor, they said, was there any I evidence ol impropriety in the 'Justice Departmenl's settle- of the antitrust cases. j Echoing remarks by Presi- 'denl Nixon at a news confer- lence last Friday, they said the ipresent adminisiralion, unlike the two previous Democratic administrations, had acted to halt ITT's growth. today's FUNNY SICK SHIPS ALWAYS 60 TO THE DOCK. 1972 bf NLA, I Thont la Tina Sondell th Haven, Mln ?-28 lEWSPAPERI NEWSPAPER!
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