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Tee Indianapolis Star today I'artly Cloudy, Cool High, 42; Low, 32 Yeiderdny High, 45; Low, 37 'Where the spirit of the Lord in, there in Liberty" Cor. 3-17 VOL. CO, NO. 2J): THURSDAY, CARRIER DELIVERED UC PER WK. 1(ln MOTOR OELIVERED 7C PER WK.

Woman's Mights Clear Congress House '-Furthermore, Since Women Insist On Wearing The Pants Around The House, They Shouldn't Object To Ansivering A Draft CallV Complicated Formulas Would Divide Funds Among States, Cities Washington (UPI) The House Ways and Means Committee agreed yesterday on a bill that would provide $3.5 billion a year in Federal revenue sharing funds to local governments and $1.8 billion to the states. Amendment Providing Legal Equality Passes Senate, Goes To States Washington (UPI) By a resounding roll-call vote of 84 to 8, the Senate yesterday approved and sent to the states for ratification a proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing women equal legal rights with men. Senate Mfe ment on the basis of all state and local taxes other than income. STATES WOULD handle distribution of the $3.5 billion for local governments and the amount allocated to each state for that purpose would depend upon the state's population, the number of units of government with 50,000 or more population, and its per capita income compared to other states. Within the state, the money would be passed down to local units of government based on the same three factors in the first year and after that a local unit of government's own taxing effort, including property and school taxes, would be the formula.

The Mills bill also would provide for so-called voluntary "piggyback" collection of state income taxes by the Federal government. At least five states with a combined population that totals 5 per cent of the 75 million Federal taxpayers in the nation would have to agree to joint tax collections before it would go into effect. MARCH 23, 1972 Thompson said Hartke was on the Senate floor late yesterday working on legislation involving equal rights for women. Lindsay's status was announced through the office of Fort Wayne Mayor Ivan M. Lebamoff.

DAVID J. KIESTER, Lebamoff's assistant, said, "We are going on the assumption that Mayor Lindsay will not enter the primary." He said there had been no word from Lindsay since Tuesday afternoon. "At that time it was indicated he would not be a candidate, although he gave no definite answer," Kiester said. James W. Bealty, 11th District Democratic chairman who is McGov-ern's Indiana campaign manager, said Turn to Page 14, Column 1 Today's IVfr Here are the words, God, that I accept: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." I know that when I confess my sins and resolve to live a new life, He says, "Your sins are forgiven," He also says, "Follow Me." Help me to trust these words as well as to accept them.

Amen. calliii poll Humphrey Aides Arrive To Enter Him In State Presidential Primary If the measure, tentatively approved subject to a later vote, wins congressional approval, the revenue sharing provisions would be retroactive to Jan. 1, 1972, and even the smallest local governmental units would be eligible lor a share of the money. THE PANEL scheduled a final vote for April 11 on the measure drafted by its chairman, Representative Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) as an, alternative to President Nixon's revenue sharing proposals. The complicated formulas for distributing the money could be changed before the final vote but committee sources predicted it would not be.

Mills opposed Mr. Nixon's plan to spend $5.3 billion in the first year with no strongs attached on how the local or state governments could use the money. UNDER PRESSURE from governors and mayors, Mills then introduced his measure which restricts areas of spending for local governments but placed no strings on state shares. Mills' bill would provide $5.3 billion a year for five years, and allow for up to $300 million a year additional spending after the first year depending on the effects of inflation. Committee sources said the Mills bill would give more aid to big cities than the Nixon proposal.

Treasury Department aides have worked closely with the committee in drafting the measure and White House opposition was not expected. UNDER THE BILL, no state could get more than 6 per cent of the total Federal income tax collected in that state, but each also is guaranteed at least 1 per cent of that figure. Half of the $1.8 biliion for states would be allocated in the basis of state income tax collected and the other $900 million on the total of all revenue in the state, a combination of state and local tax collections. Ten states with no income taxes Connecticut, Tennessee, New Jersey, Florida, Nevada, Washington, New Hampshire, Texas, Wyoming and South Dakota would determine their allot- Inside The Slav Amusement Pages 44, 45 Billy Graham 30 Bridge 43 Collins 72 Comics 58 Crossword 42 Editorials 34 Finance Food Sports TV-Radio Uncle Ray Weather Women's Pages .23 26, 27 .22 .71 .71 Court News And Statistics Star Telephone Numbers Main Office 633-1240 Circulation 633-9211 Want Ads 633-1212' Scores After 4:30 p.m. 633-1200 TODAY'S CHUCKLE Doij't worry about tomorrow.

When it comes it will be today. After defeating a series of weakening amendments offered by Senator Sam J. Ervin who complained in a voice breaking with emotion that his colleagues would "repeal the handiwork of God," the Senate indorsed this language to be the 27th Amendment to the' Constitution: "EQUALITY of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. "The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. "This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratificai-tion." The amendment is subject to ratification by three-fourths or 38 of the states.

Its election-year approval by the Senate after a feminist campaign of nearly half a century makes it the first constitutional amendment affecting women to clear Congress since women were guaranteed the right to vote in 1920 with ratification of the 19th Amendment. THE HOUSE approved the equal rights amendment in each of the last two years, the last time by a vote of 354 to 23, but Ervin almost single-handedly blocked Senate action on the measure for years. In Honolulu, the Hawaii legislature ratified the proposed constitutional amendment less than two hours after it was given final congressional approval. Final approval by the state Senate and House came at 12:10 p.m. (HST) (5:10 p.m.

EST), putting the island state in contention to be the first to ratify the amendment. The eight senators who voted against the amendment were Ervin, Wallace F. Bennett (R-Utah), James L. Buckley Norris Cotton Paul Fannin Barry M. Goldwater Clifford J.

Hansen (R-Wyo.) and John C. Stennis Two presidential contenders, Senators Edmund S. Muskie (D-Me.) and Hubert H. Humphrey voted for the amendment. Two others, Senators George S.

McGovern and Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash.) did not vote. MCGOVERN, however, issued a statement from Milwaukee calling it "a historic day" and noted he had been present Tuesday to vote against "crippling amendments." Muskie said the Senate vote "signals only a commitment a national commitment to the remaining task of Turn to Page It, Column 4 THE PROPOSAL has bi-partisan backing, as seen on the basis of the political affiliation of respondents: No Favor Oppose Opinion Independents Wb 22 8 Republicans 65 29 6 Democrats 69 24 7 In a special national survey of young persons, 16 to 29, nearly six in ten vote favorably on a proposal that would "require males at the age of 18, or after high school, to spend one year in some form of service to the nation in the armed forces or in some public service, such as conservation, hospital work, VISTA, the Peace Corps and the like." Following are the national results for the special study of 6-to-29-year-olds: Approve 58 Disapprove 39 No opinion 3 100' EVEN AMONG the 16 to 19 age group those who would be most immediately affected by such a plan a majority of 56 per cent express U.S. Fumbling Heroin 'War Briton Says Strasbourg, France (AP) A British narcotics expert said yesterday the United States is kidding itself if it thinks it has begun stopping the flow of heroin to the country's addicts. "The reports that have been available to me indicate the situation is worsening," said Dr.

P. H. Connell, director of the Maudsley Hospital Drug Dependence Clinic and a consultant at a conference here of 100 narcotics experts from Europe and the U.S. "We've been reading about big heroin seizures in France and about new restrictive laws on opium growing in Turkey. But I have been told that if drug traffickers lost 75 per cent of their output in seizures, the market would not essentially change and the profit would be the same.

There hasn't been a real panic among drug addicts in the United States in a long time, has there?" CONNELL HAS lectured and traveled extensively in the U.S. and has given testimony to U.S. government investigators on Britain's approach to drugs. "Heroin is not the only American Turn to Page 14, Column 4 "Drugs: Lowering The Boom," An Editorial, Page 34 The Wcalher Jue Crow Says: The housewife down the block refers to high meat prices as "the cow jumping over the moon" but she didn't expect a trip to outer space. Indiana Mostly cloudy and cool today with chance of a few snow flurries north.

Clearing and cool tonight. Mostly sunny and cool tomorrow. Lows today 22-26 north and 32-35 south. Indianapolis Partly cloudy and cool today. Clearing and cool tonight.

Mostly sunny and cool tomorrow. Lows tomorrow 23-26, high 45. DIRT-DUST COUNT-10I micrograms of dust per cubic meter of air. A total of 1523 persons, 16 through 29, were interviewed in the special survey of youth, which was conducted nationwide during the middle of 1971. year-olds were asked whether they would prefer military service or non-Males in this survey of 16-to-29-year olds were asked whether they would prefer military service or non-military service, in the event a program of national service were put into effect.

SOME 39 PER cent said they would opt for military service, while 55 per cent chose nonmiltiary service and six per cent had no opinion. Proponents of the national service plan to see in it a way to provide special training to young men who do not plan to go to college, and to give all young people a better and more realistic view of the social problems of America, while offering them an opportunity to do something about them. Those who support such a plan also see a chance to further desegregation by bringing young men of all races and social classes together in common undertakings. Nixon will be entered today, following a 10:30 a.m. press conference in the Statehouse, by GOP State Chairman James T.

Neal and Former Crawfords-ville Mayor Will H. Hays, head of "The Committee to Re-Elect the President" in Indiana. Ashbrook, the 42-year-old Ohio conservative, hopes to challenge the President in the Republican primary. But his backers admitted they are racing the clock in having Ashbrook's 'petitions completed by the noon deadline. "It will be very close but I think we can make it," said Lawrence Pratt, representative of the 'American Conservative Union, Washington, D.C.

DONALD G. KERNS, legislative representative of the United Steelwork-ers, said Humphrey, now a United States senator from Minnesota, will be entered sometime today. "Unless he calls us and tells us not to enter his name," Kerns said, "Mr. Humphrey definitely will be entered into the Indiana presidential primary." He identified Humphrey staffers," who Hew to Indianapolis last night, as William Hartigan, Kenneth O'Don-ncll and Jack Cannon. O'Donnell was a former key adviser to President John F.

Kennedy. BRUCE THOMPSON, a top Hartke aide in Indiana, remained on duty late last night in the senator's Illinois Building office awaiting word from the Hoo-sier candidate. "He has been discussing his entry into the state's primary with several parties all day," Thompson said. "He has told us to keep all avenues open, but had not given any definite yes or no decision." IAf Photo) GOVERNOR EDGAR D. WHITCOMB To Sea By ROBERT P.

MOONEY Top advisers of Hubert H. Humphrey flew to Indianapolis last night to enter the former vice-president in the May 2 Democratic presidential preference primary against Alabama Governor George C. Wallace and United States Senator Edmund S. Muskie United States Senator R. Vance Hartke (D-Ind.) reportedly was still "undecided," but told his Indiana staff to keep "all avenues open" before today's noon deadline for filing in the secretary of state's office.

Hartke scheduled a 1:30 p.m. press conference, 1 hour and 30 minutes past the filing deadline. SUPPORTERS of United Stales Senator George McGovern (D-S. and New York Mayor John V. Lindsay said it is doubtful if either would enter the May 2 presidential primary in Indiana.

McGovern is entered in the Ohio primary, which also is held on May 2, as is the Alabama primary. On the Republican side, backers of United States Representative John M. Ashbrook (R-Ohio) planned to work through the night to complete the processing of Ashbrook's petitions from 11 congressional districts in the states. The names of 500 registered and certified voters must be on the petitions from each of the 11 districts. THE NAME of President Richard M.

It I MIC ALFAIT Emergency Only other Chatted About rcat Auto Racci They'd Seven In 10 Americans Favor Year's Service By Young Men By GEORGE GALLUP Field Enterprises Princeton, N.J. For throe decades, a substantial majority of U.S. citizens has favored legislation that would require every young man to give a period of service to the nation. Continued support for such a law is seen in the latest survey which shows seven in ten Americans in favor of one year of service either in the military forces or in non-military work. THE FOLLOWING question was asked of a national sample of 1503 adults, 18 and older, who were interviewed in more than 300 scientifically selected localities across the nation during the period December 10 to 13: Would you favor or oppose requiring all young men to give a year of service to the nation either in the military forces, or in nonmilitary work here or abroad, such as VISTA or the Peace Corps? Here are the national results: Favor 68' Oppose 25 No opinion 7 1000b Ear (f YWVV-a Vf- HA ALABAMA GOVERNOR GEORGE C.

WALLACE (LEFT) FITS WITH INDIANA Chief Lu-culives Coprlht 1171) 1.

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