Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 22, 1974 · Page 9
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(Thursday, August 22, 1974 (,'AIUM sf AK Page Nine THE NOW LOOK WAS THEN in Japan, where platform soles have been in for centuries. Called "pokkuri" and worn with formal kimono, the traditional elevated footwear is hollow and often decorated with small bells to add a tinkle to milady's walk. Practical purpose is to prevent finery from dragging in the street. Americans in Greece going underground By NICHOLAS LILLITOS Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece (AP) Helen McCarty comes from New York, but she tells Greeks her home is in Canada. Paul Canavos of Newton, Mass., has an American-registered car but he is not driving it these days. U.S. citizens in Greece are going "underground," fearful of the strong wave of anti-American feeling sweeping the country. Many Greeks blame Washington for not preventing Turkey's invasion of Cyprus. Others are angry because of the U.S. support of the now defunct military junta that governed Greece. Shouts of "Kissinger murderer" and "CIA go home" are a common occurrence in the streets of Athens, normally bustling with foreign tourists at this time of the year. Cars owned by Americans, both civilians and military personnel, have been burned. The U.S. Embassy usually has some 7,000 American tourists registered at this time, but the present figure is 300. The Americans remaining are assuming a very low profile. "I asked this clerk at the bank if I could change my travelers checks. He gave me a cold stare and told me to wait 10 minutes," said Mrs. McCarty. "There was nobody in front of me and I decided to wait. When he saw I was prepared to, he screamed at me: 'I said 10 minutes.' "That was it. I got the message and walked off. Now I tell everyone I'm a Canadian." , Other Americans tell of sim- suddenly can't speak English. Normally efficient waiters move at a snail's pace when the customer is American. The U.S. embassy said it received at least 300 calls last weekend from Americans complaining o bad treatmentm None said they had been physid cally hurt, but sometimes the hostility bordered on injury. "We were just climbing into a cab," said Alex Childs of Northbrook, 111., "when a crowd of about 200, their arms linked, approached us shouting things about Cyprus. "Luckily all of us were in the car before they encircled us and started thumping on the roof. They finally let our taxi man drive off, but I was scaredm" Childs sadly added: "We were here last year for seven weeks and everyone was so kind. Now it's the reverse." Gasoline tax hike rumored LOS ANGELES (AP) — Congress may be asked to raise the federal excise tax on gasoline by as much as 10 cents a gallon in a move to fight inflation and conserve energy, the Los Angeles Times reported today. The Times quoted unidentified administration sources as saying the Ford administration estimates such increased gasoline taxes could reduce consumption by as much as 5 per cent. That would put pressure on oil-exporting nations to lower their prices for crude oil and strengthen the dollar by reducing U.S. oil imports, the Times quoted its sources as saying. Administration economic advisers believe $8 billion would be raised in additional gasoline Firm penalized LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The National Foundation Life Insurance Co. has forfeited ?500 to the state Insurance Department because two persons who were not licensed as agents for the firm sold policies in Union I County early this year, Insur- |<wce Department, officials said. An order signed by Ark Monroe III, state insurance com- Aer, said the company had not intentionally violated state insurance code and take steps to see that the Violations did not happen again. tax revenues, and that could be used to reduce income taxes for families with annual incomes less than $20,000 or to help balance the federal budget, the Times said. The income tax reduction would more than balance the increase in gasoline levies for lower and middle-income families, the Times quoted its sources as saying. The paper said its sources emphasized that prospects for passage of an increased gasoline tax would depend in part on whether congressional leaders thought it could be approved before Congress adjourns, probably in mid-October. VIENNA BOYS CHOIR IS SO VIENNA (AP) - The Vienna Boys Choir will observe its 50th anniversary this year, and part of the celebration includes moving into a new building. The building has rooms for instrumental training, a swimming pool and a large gym. The construction cost of approximately $1.1 million was raised from the choir's funds and by credit grants. The successor to the Boys Choir of the Imperial Court, which sang daily masses and performed at banquets as early as 1498, the Vienna Boys Choir today supports itself from its concert tours, recordings and films. Military budget Is trimmed J ° By LAWttEMCfc L. RNUtSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has trimmed military appropriations by nearly $5 bil* lion, while balking at proposals to cut even more deeply Into the Pentagon's budget; .The action came Wednesday, the same day in which President Ford briefly addressed both the Senate and the Mouse. Ford renewed his call for cooperation and announced that Pennsylvania Avenue, which connects the White Mouse with the Capitol, has once again "become a two-way street." Both the Mouse and the Senate passed bills and took other legislative action at a brisk pace in advance of the recess which begins at the end of the week. In passing the defense spending bill and sending it to a conference with the House, the Senate first rejected an amendment placing an $81 billion spending ceiling on the Pentagon for fiscal 1975. The amendment by Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D-Mo., lost 35 to 57. Also defeated was an amendment by Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., to strip a 150 million from the $700 million earmarked for military aid to South Vietnam. In its final form, the military appropriation passed by the Senate totals slightly more than $82 billion. That figure is softie $5 billion less than the amount requested by former President Richard M. Nixon, It is also $1.31 billion less than the sum voted by the House but $3.1 billion more than the amount appropriated in the last fiscal year. . Appropriations Committee Chairman John L. McClelian, D-Ark., said the cut, the largest in history, was necessary for inflationary reasons but still maintains an adequate defense. In other congressional action Wednesday: —The Senate readied for final action today a bill giving stronger protection to 35 to 40. million employes covered by private pension plans. —The Senate passed and sent to the House a compromise bill giving veterans attending school under the GI Bill a ML per cent increase in monthly benefits. Ford has said he will not hestiate to veto the measure if he finds it Inflationary. —An attempt in the House Ways and Means Committee to reach a compromise on national health insurance collapsed amid disag; •-•<•<• •• ' ••• ^< fihirnce the pn-yraia which would cover virtually every American's health needs. -The Mouse authorized the first study since 1959 of foreign investments ift this country. Several congressmen said foreigners are buying up coat and other minerals in dangerous quantities. -A bill to put a ceiling on federal spending through Joint White House and congressional action was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators. The bill would hold the federal budget to $295 billion for the current fiscal year. —Ford exprcpso.'! '''^ objections to P -a:x '.in the I'Veedom of ln:onnation Aol but a congressional conference committee went only part way to meet them. Kate Fiak Edison CHICAGO (AP) ~ Kate Fink Edison, 79, cofounder of the cancer prevention , center , of Chicago, died Wednesday in a Chicago nursing home. Mrs. Edison also established a public welfare program; and; medical clinics in St. John Island of the Virgin Islands when her late husband served there as a commissioner in the late 1930s. sources claim U.S. base target rf .Arab 4 deaP . . r,, i t27 WASHINGTON (At*) ~ P*t* uigal has received art Arab 6f- fer of $400 million to refuse renewal of U.S. «irba«5 ri/ihtS in the Azores, according to U,f intelligence sources, !. ;.;• Arab representative* also were said to, have Offered to lift the oil embargo against Portugal. The Arab aim, as U£/ in* lelligence men^vifeW, it,^' to deny the United^Ces uso of the )\ey,.Ijajes'Airbase in the \zores for any 4 future arms airlifts to Israel. ' The treaty covering tf.S. use uf the Azores' base ran out in 1 obiuar>. Negotinlio'ns.are under way oh' renewing 'those base rights for another, five years. - ' •',' • Most U.S. allies and friends, apparently concerned about displeasing the Arabs, refused permission for the United States to use bases on Uwir soil last ,'fall when; the' U.S. ,Atr Force flew emergency, war supplies to Israel, then battling ,with Egypt and Syria. ' • , Portugal was the exception. „ With tacit Portugese, coneei)t; U.S. transport planes Were-able t.o land and'refuel>'nt Lnjes, permitting thorn•'to haul big loads 6,000 mile? from the ' United States to Israel. The U.S. Air ForCe al$d was flbij W flv F4 Pnantom jet ' fighiafy to Israel by refueling • .them in the air from tanker planes based in the Azores; which is about 1,100 miles west of Gibraltar. The United $tate* normally ' maintains no combat planes at tajes, only refueling and ,; maintenance' facilities 'manned by about 1,000 specialists who •service Military Airlift Com- maml flights to southern . Europe and the Mediterranean Vi> •<!' of the Arab ofter \\' < 'j< !> jvc come from 5'P'. i i -ii 1 , a /V'dlicul sources, pri.mptui<; s«np U.S.' officials to suggest that Portugal might 'be trying to pressure the United States into raising the ante for retaining rights to the Azores base. , However, other officials felt the Portuguese sources u> tended only to alert the United States to the Arab move and favored continued American Uie o? the base. •' ! (1 These officials said many Portuguese <!still resent- past Arab activities in support of anti-Portuguese guerrilla move' mcnts in Portugal's African colonies, even though the new government in Lisbon is moving toward freeing those colonies. Pension, bill to President ' WASHrNGTOI^AP) *, The Senate plan! to send'President ;•• Ford a bill today giving strong- set, protection to 39 to 40 million , 'employes covered by private " pension plans. 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