Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 26, 1974 · Page 9
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 26, 1974
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Thursday, September 26* I9!4 Amnesty may exclude [change of citizenship By BARTON ftfiPPEttf strong desire to return, except Associated Press Writer for brief visits. WASHINGTON (AP) - Jus- The Canadian government lice Department officials say maintains that it has no specif* president Ford's amnesty pro- ic figures on the number of war c»ram may exclude Vietnafn-efa registers who have successfully draft evaders and deserters applied for and been granted who have become citizens of Canadian citizenship. Canada or some other country, However, figures covering all "The Justice Department men from the United States — now feels that these people undifferentiated as to age or would not be eligible for the military status - show that the program and that if they came number of U.S. males obtaining across the border they would Canadian citizenship more than run the risk of immediate ar- doubled between 1969 and 1973 rest," a department spokesman — rising from 715 in 169 to 1,781 said on Wednesday. last year. But the spokesman, John Over those five years, 5,388 Russell, added that because of U.S. males had become Cana- past court challenges and a dian citizens, lack of clear, specific legal Jack Colhoun, coeditor of the precedents on loss of U.S. citi- exile magazine AMEX-Canada, zenship, "it's still arguable both said he estimates about 1,500 of ways." In his proclamaton on Sept. 16 putting the conditional amnesty program into effect, the President declared that "this .._, „„ „,„„„ 11TV f ^ ma UCIU1 , program will not apply to an they can apply for citizenship. • _1!..U»n1 tlfVin 1C Tlt*Of lllfliVl Dnnn iinn tltn «•• « £ n « _. ..*,.,. — HOPE (AftK.) Sf Att Page Nitte Lions host nine queen contestants them are war resisters. However, he noted that Canada requires that persons obtain official "landed immigrant" status and remain in the country at least five years before Foreign aid meeting called by President individual who is precluded from re-entering under 8 U.S.C. 1182 (a) (22) or other law." The statute cited bars from re-entering the United States any alien who has left or remained outside the country in order to evade military service during wartime or national emergency. At issue is whether U.S. citizens who have fled to Canada or abroad and taken out foreign citizenship become aliens, without formally renouncing their U.S. citizenship. While the outcome potentially could affect several thousand war-resister exiles, at least for now it largely is a symbolic issue because few draft evaders and deserters in Canada or elsewhere have expressed a Because the major surge of exiles occurred as the Vietnam war was heating up in the late 1960s, "we're now moving into a period when there are thousands of others who are eligible and are making their decisions" on whether to opt for citizenship, Colhoun said in a telephone interview from Toronto. Regarding landed immigrants, Canadian government officials again contend they lack any figures specifically on U.S. war resisters. Over the five years 1968-72, immigrant status was obtained by 22,749 males aged 15 to 29. The annual number increased from 4,076 in 1968 up to 5,510 in 1970, then began declining to 3,980 in 1972. A BRIGHT FEATURE of the Lions Club luncheon meeting Monday was the annual visit by the Third District show queen contestants. The girls were presented by Wanda McJunkins of Red River Vo-Tech. They were Sallye Beth Jordan, last year's Fair queen; Charlene Gilbert of Hernpstead County; Vicki —Frank King photo with Star camera Bailey, Columbia County; Cynthia Ethridge, Miller County; Jeri Bell, Howard County; Beth Ann McCroskey, Union County (this year's winner); Sheila Jo Ratcliff, Nevada County; Lisa Ann Wingfield, Clark County; and Teresa Collie, Hot Spring County. Tax bill in trouble WASHINGTON (AP) - If this year's big tax bill survives heavy cross-fire in Congress, many average Americans will get a lax cut while oilmen will see an old tax-saving friend, the depletion allowance, slowly die. But all sides in the tax bill battle agree that's an extremely big "if: 1 " because the legislation is in trouble. Friends are having a tough time finding and keeping a consensus, while some strange-bedfellow enemies may just gang up and kill it quickly. As the bill presently stands after many months of voting by the House Ways and Means Committee, but with many controversial items subject to change before the panel's final decisions in the next few weeks, chief provisions would: —Hike taxes for the oil industry mainly by phasing out the percentage depletion allowance that has been a fixture in tax law since the 1920s and which saves petroleum producers $2 billion to $3 billion a year in federal taxes. —Cut taxes for many individuals by increasing the maximum standard deduction from $2,000 to $2,500; by boosting the minimum standard deduction that benefits low-income persons from $1,300 to $1,400 for singles and $1,500 for couples; and by creating a new "simplification" deduction of up to $650 for people who itemize. —Benefit some upper-bracket taxpayers through a change that would extend to some unearned income, such as dividends and rents, the maximum 50 per cent tax rate that now applies to earned income such as salaries. Some unearned income may now be taxed at up to 70 per cent. —Curb tax shelters, especially in the real estate field where these are extensively used by investors. —Create a new minimum tax on the rich, which would be an alternate tax to be paid only if the liability is larger than the wealthy person's regular taxes due. -Ease taxes on capital gains, meaning profits from sales of assets such as securities or real estate held a certain length of time. Over-all, staff experts said it will be next week before firm estimates on the revenue gains and losses for the Treasury are ready for presentation to the committee. But they guess there would be a net $400 million gain for the government when the bill's features take effect. Committee Chairman WUbur D. Mills, D-Ark., is pushing to gel a bill passed by the House before the planned mid-October recess for the November elections. But the committee is deeply split over the major features such as the proposed boost in oil industry taxes. Still pending are moves to reconsider such things as the new minimum tax on the wealthy, and a suggestion that a way be provided so that no federal taxes would have to be paid by a head of a household earning up to $3,200, or by others on a scale ranging to a married couple with four children and annual earnings of $6,500. Nixon resting; doctor believes clot can be treated successfully A Pennsylvania court heard a case in which the defendant was accused of witchcraft- in 1949! SOME congressional critics of President Ford reported they may oppose several of his appointments, including that of former GOP National Committee chairman George Bush as U.S. envoy to China. Critics stated the practice of making diplomatic appointments as political favors should be ended. Loan Authorized LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Public Service Commission said Wednesday that Perco Telephone Co. of Perryville may borrow $1,033,200 from the federal Rural Telephone Bank. The company said the loan would be used to upgrade its facilities and service. Lillian Paar NEW YORK (AP) - Lillian Paar, mother of entertainer Jack Paar, died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack at Paar's home in New Caanan, Conn. LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Richard M. Nixon rested quietly in a hospital today and the former president's doctor says he thinks the dime-sized blood clot in his right lung can be successfully treated. A hospital spokesman revealed the clot had passed through Nixon's heart before lodging in the lung. If it had blocked a heart artery, it could have been fatal. Nixon's physician, Dr. John C. Lungren, said on Wednesday that the clot was a "potentially dangerous situation but not critical at this time.... There is a very good chance of recovery, but it will take some time." ' Nixon is expected to be hospitalized through next week, missing the Tuesday start of the Watergate cover-up trial in Washington for which he has been subpoened as a witness. Lungren said Nixon took news of the gelatin-like clot "as he normally takes anything else — it's another problem." But the doctor added, "He has a hell of will to live. Such a clot — called an embolus — kills lung tissue around it. The size of the dead lung area in Nixon's case was not disclosed. Several specialists not attending Nixon were asked their opinion on the severity of the clot. "It's not life-threatening," Dr. Richard Lescoe, past president of the Los Angeles Lung Association, said of Nixon's clot. A knowledgeable Washington, D.C., doctor warned, however, that "even though this clot doesn't seem to be severe, it doesn't mean it couldn't get worse. If a chunk of another clot broke off and got to the lungs ... that might be it." The clot is being treated with anticoagulants in hope of dissolving it and preventing new clots from forming. The clot reached Nixon's lung after breaking off a larger clot in his leg/where it had been created by persistent phlebitis, an inflammation of the vein, Lungren said. He said the greatest danger is that another clot might break off and move to a lung. The mortality rate from pulmonary embolism varies greatly, according to medical sources. Depending on the primary cause, it can be anywhere from 1 per cent to 80 per cent fatal, they faid. Lungren said stress and fatigue suffered by Nixon since he resigned the presidency "may be a factor" in Nixon's physical problems. ,Ajne.riqans consume*more than 231,000 tons of peanut butter each year. WASHINGTON (AP) -' idenl Ford has invited congresv sional leaders of both parties id a White House meeting on for* cign aid. The meeting was called fof today as pressure built in Con* gress to cut off military assist* ance to Turkey. Turkey at the same time said its army could hold its own without American help. Defense Minister Hasan Isik said that "even if nobody gives Us aid, we are determined to continue in the direction We see as right" on the Cyprus question. Isik said Turkish forces strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and added, "If Turkey cannot use arms received within the framework of the alliance even for a just cause, this nation could question the, usefulness of the armed might provided by the alliance." The Senate, meanwhile, set aside the pending foreign aid authorization bill, reportedly at the request of Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Jews observe Yom Kippur NEW YORK (AP) — Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for Jews the world over. The most solemn day of the Hebrew calendar and the conclusion of the High Holy Days, it is devoted to fasting and prayer. Personal faults are reviewed and God's forgiveness asked. Yom Kippur began at sundown on Wednesday and rabbis here delivered sermons stressing ethical, moral and spiritual values and the need to apply them to gain world peace. Many rabbis called for memorial prayers for victims of last year's "Yom Kippur war" in the Mideast. The holy day ends at sundown tonight. The word "run" has more different meanings —-37, in the English language - than any other word. Kissinger was said to fear that mourning Congressional sentiment fof restrictions on foreign aid programs would interfere with efforts to negotiate settlements- ifl tense situations throughout the world. Senate leaders scheduled action for Monday on a continuing resolution authorizing spending beyond Sept. 30 at last year's rale for foreign aid and other federal programs for which regular annual appropriation bills have not yet been passed by Congress. The House added on Tuesday to the continuing resolution an amendment, also opposed by Kissinger, to ban any further military aid to Turkey until President Ford certifies that "substantial progress" has been made toward a peace agreement in Cyprus. The Senate cAppropriations Committee on Wednesday recommended modification of the House-passed language to suspend aid until the President certifies that Turkey "is making good faith efforts to reach a negotiated settlement." The modification, proposed by Sen. Edward W. Brooke, R- Mass., was intended to encourage Turkey to seek an agreement with Greece and Cyprus for withdrawal of troops now occupying a third of the island. PICKIN' SALE AN OPEN AND CLOSED CASE FROM T.M. The verdict is in - classic elegance is THE look for Fall, so Fanfares brings it to you two ways... in a sleek and saucy open-back sling and a trim, terrific pump. The perfect tailored touches for pants or skirts! 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