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Neenah-Menasha Northwestern (Newspaper) - June 28, 1976, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Oshkosh Daily Northwestern Associated Press, United Press International 109th year Oshkosh, Wis., Monday, June 28, 1976 34 Pages 154 Bicentennial birthday gift prepared for taxpayers WASHINGTON (AP) Congress is prepar- ing a Bicentennial birthday gift for American taxpayers. Botii 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 perma- 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 four-member family earning Another bill that must be passed before Con- gress goes on recess Friday for the Fourth of July holiday and Democratic National Conven- 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 bil- lion. Final congressional action also may occur this week on a compromise billion weap- ons procurement bill. A House-Senate confer- ence eoiiimittee approved the measure on Fri- day. The compromise authorizes the Pentagon to go ahead with production of the first three pro- totypes 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 lead- ers are pressing for completion of work before the recess on a package of changes in House payroll and expense account procedures draft- ed in the wake of the Capitol Hill sex scandal. Defying the wishes of the Democratic cau- cus, the House Administration Committee vot- ed Friday to turn over the revisions to the full House for action instead of having the commit- tee itseif 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 Saturday'night in Oshkosh.5 by Carl Plotz Small town's Bicentennial musical hits big time BATH Maine (AP) A Bicentennial writ- ten and by rfepts aid teachers at a pri- vate schMl kas a tfcat will (Might M Brnadway. Tke masfcal, "America's was initially ia- tended safely this small seacaast canttnaaity. Bmt teal success led perform- ances, iaclidiig ike" Kenne- dy Center ia Waskiagtaa. aid Uaigkt's stand at tke Circle tke Sqiare Theatre New Yark City. Tke twa-haar masical touches M tke caaatry's re- ligiaas experience, tke Rev- alatiaa, tke Civil War, tke fraatter and tke 21 tk eeata- ry. By the end af tke raaath. the cast ef 85 stadents and 21 teachers fram tke'Hyde will have appeared ii alae af tke 13 states all bat Narth and Saath Caraliaa, Geargia aad New Jersey. "This thing's developed far beyaad aar earlier said Edward P. Legg. headmaster tke small. caedaeatiaaal baard- sckaal. "I tkiak it's a mistake ta think that Americans are cynical abaat the Bicentennial. We have played to tkaasaads af Americaas.by and kave kad very warm, sin- cere Legg credits tke saccess tke masieal U tke stn dents' eatfcastastn aad the fact tkat tke skew is syrapy." "Peanle ga away tfcink- ing they kave laaked at same af tke gMd times as wen .as the raagk times" af America's WsUry. he said. GOP worried about effect of down-to-the-wire 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 down-to- the-wire battle may damage the GOP chances against the Democratic nominee in the fall election. Ford started strong in weekend dele- 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 uncommit- ted Wyoming delegates who switched to Reagan, gave the former California gover- 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 dele- 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 uncommit- ted. "I believe on the basis of what has tak- 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 six-nation summit conference on the world economy, had no immediate comment on the weekend development- 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 indu- strial allies to go slow on so- 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 Ainsterdam-to- Paris express packed with holiday travelers derailed Sunday as it sped through the Belgian countryside, flinging five cars into electri- cal pylons and leaving a half- 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 said: Local offi- cials earlier had put the in- jured toll at 59. There were no confirmed American casualties al- though an American girl. Laura Cruze of Morris. Minn., was reported missing by a traveling ccmpanion- Most of the victims were believed to be Dutch tourists on-a group tour. Railway officials said the last five carriages of the 12- car train jumped the tracks and careened into a set of 30- foot-high red pylons support- 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 window'and the luggage came down." said Emirne Tilborg of Paramaribo. Suri- nam. "When we left the train, there was someone lay- 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) Ver- 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 Pres- ident Valery Giscard d'Esta- ing. The two leaders met after the U.S. President got up early for a swim at the luxu- 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 Ita- ly. Ford convened the seven- nation economic summit on Sunday saying: "The global inflationary climate resulted in large part because governments overcommitted themselves to ameliorate social inequities at home and abroad and to achieve ah ever-rising stand- ard of living." Alan Greenspan, chairman of Ford's Council of Econom- ic Advisers, said the Presi- dent argued that govern- ments were, "too ambitious in what they actually at- tempted to achieve as well as in the expectations they raised." Greenspan said Ford cer- 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' al- ready endorsed the idea of moderating economic recov- ery, even at the cost of con- tinued high unemployment, in order to dampen inflation. A high-ranking Canadian official said U.S. officials al- so discussed creation of a "supplemental assistance" program to provide aid to in- dustrial nations in acute fin- ancial 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 during.the opening of the conference Sunday. The dem- onstration was peaceful, and the crowd did not get within half a mile of the building. IdiAmia 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 Bri- tish High Commission, which is similar to an embassy. He said everybody was gatheed in a transit lounge at the old Entebbe airport, which is now used by the Ugan- dan military, but did not say what was happening in ne- gotiations 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 Aviv-Paris flight. The Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Pales- tine claimed responsibility for the hijacking, but the number of hijackers was not known- Uganda radio broadcast a long statement it said was made by the hijackers condemning France as an imperi- 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 tranlation. The Israeli government has been concerned the hijack- 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 say- ing. "Of course. Yes, why Bicentennial landing on Mars canceled PASADENA. Calif. (UPI) Scien- tists searched the surface of Mars to- day for an alternate landing site for Vi- king lifehunting 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 200th birthday celebration. "I am disappointed, as are many people." Martin said. "But we've al- 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 plain-of Chryse. Three other locations on the list in- cluded one all the way around the plan- 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 long-vanished 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 exports.and an appar- ently temporary. drop in oil imports, the govern- ment aid today. The Commerce Depart- ment said exports exceeded imports by S395.6 million in May. That was the first sur- plus since last December and contrasted to a S202.1 million deficit in April. The trade accounts are. now S70.8 million in deficit for the year, contrasted to a S3.4 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 bar- rels represented the lowest level of imports in 11 months. But the shift seemed tem- porary. The American Petro- leum Institute, which reports imports on a weekly basis, has said imports for the cur- 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 oth- er users adjust their invento- 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 report- 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 sur- passed November's record S8.4 billion. Cloudy tonight Cloudy tonight with chance of showers and over night iows in the 50s. Details on Page 2. Inside Editorials............Page S Women's..............Page 10 Sports..................Page 17 TV-Movies...........Page 20 Comics................Page 20 Theaters..............Page 21 Area News...........Page 22 Obituaries............Page 25 Markets...............Page 25 Want Ads.............Page 26 State motorcyclists protest law requiring headgear MADISON (AP) Thou- sands of motorcylists, claim- ing they prefer to ride unpro- tected by a state helmet law, drove in a noisy, helmetless caravan to the Wisconsin statehouse Sunday, protest- ing the law requiring them to wear protective headgear. Estimates of the partici- 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 direc- tions, many to parties at city parks. The two- wheeled vehicles ranging from scooters to custom-de- signed machines and most of them without helmets, gath- 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 i: we're going to have in Madi- 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. Dav- id Clarenbach, D-Madison. 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 Olym- pic torch. "Governor Lucey. thank you very much." Steven Bell, president of the Concerned Motorcylists" 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. was'not present. "Let who ride de-- cide." Roger MacBride. li- bertarian 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 hel- met." MacBride added, re- ceiving 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 gripes? Or Ronnie Reagan? 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 Inns: prison terms against nine others. The defendants three Americans and 10 Britons stared in shocked ss'.ence as the presiding judge read the sentences. The judge sentenced Daniel Gearnart. 34. of Kensing- ton. Md., to death because he ran an advertisement offer- 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 child- 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 Sil- 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 Nammock, 20. of London received the lightest sentence along with 27-year-old male nurse Malcolm Mclntyre. iWSPAFER?
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