Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 11, 1974 · Page 7
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Friday, October 11, 1974 HOPE (ARK.) STAR Democratic candidates running in great numbers GAO criticises charities for management weaknesses WASHINGTON (AP) - Earlier and in greater numbers than ever before, Democratic presidential hopefuls are campaigning across the nation this fall in an effort to build strength for the 1976 election. Though a large field had seemed likely, it became assured with the recent withdrawal of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., a controversial frontrunner who had by far the greatest support — and opposition — among Democrats. Three senators — Henry M. Jackson of Washington, Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota and Lloyd M. Bentseii of Texas — and Rep. Morris K. Udall of Arizona are all-but-declared candidates. They have been out this fall working for Democratic candidates while trying to improve their own positions. A governor — Jimmy Carter of Georgia — and a senator — Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia — have indicated interest. A former governor — Terry Sanford of North Carolina — and a former senator — Fred R. Harris of Oklahoma — also may run. So might Mayor Kevin H. White of Boston. And the contest is clouded by the likely entry of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, who has barely stopped running for the Presidency for a decade despite repeated failure and the 1972 assassination attempt that left him paralyzed from the waist down. More than two years before the 1976 election, however, the most crucial aspect of the looming Democratic free-for-all is the uncertain impact of the parly's new delegate selection rules. All candidates agree the proportional representation system, which guarantees delegates to any candidate with at least 15 per cent of a congressional district's vote, will keep more candidates in the race longer and virtually assure a wide-open convention. Neither party has had one since the 1940 Republican convention nominated Wendell Wilkie on the sixth ballot. But the end of "winner-take-all" primaries will prevent any candidates from snaring the huge blocks of delegates that have in recent years assured victory in advance of the convention. "The thing is so iffy now there is no way of trying to project what will happen," said Jackson, rated by some national Democratic leaders as the closest thing now to a front-runner. Besides the serious candidates, party leaders believe there may be a revival of "favorite son" candidates with the support of a single state, regional hopefuls and representatives of other key blocks. State Rep. Julian Bond of Georgia may seek to put together a group of black dele- gates. "Someone may have to lock everybody in a room and say 'Okay, boys, who can you agree on?'" Said Udall, the 52-year- old Arizonah who insists he is serious about overcoming the Senate's recent monopoly on presidential candidates. Though no House member has been nominated since'Pres- ident James Garfield in 1880, the tall, witty brother of former Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall has been in 15 states this year. This weekend, he visits New Hampshire, a week after Jackson was there. The rules, he contended, "play into my hands because one of my assets is the possibility of having support from several dozen congressmen who don't have national clout but have clout in their districts." He hopes to combine scattered national strength with a base in the Rocky Mountain slates and support from environmentalists and political reformers, whose cause he lias championed in the House. Udall's two weakest areas, party regulars and organized labor, are the two cornerstones of Jackson's effort. AFL-CIO President George Meany favors him, and party leaders believe Jackson's campaign is further along than the others, partly because the 62- year-old Senate veteran never stopped running after his defeat for the 1972 nomination. Bui they believe he has to overcome two major obstacles, a speaking stylMhat fatted to stir enthusiasm in 1972 and his long record of support for the Viemam war and major defense projects. Mondale considers himself ihe chief beneficiary of Kennedy's withdrawal, citing a poll at last week's Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, putting him itl first place with 37 per cent to 16 per cent for Jackson. At last year's dinner, Kennedy led with 33 per cent, followed by Mondale with 25 and Jackson with 14. "The economy is going to be the major issue in the country for a long time," Bentsen said. Meanwhile, other candidates wait in the wings. They include several 1972 contenders, Sens. George McGovern of South Da- kola, Edmund S. Muskie of Maine and Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, and several running in elections this year, Gov. John J. Gilligan of Ohio, Sen. Birch E. Bayh of Indiana and hopefuls Dale Bumpers of Arkansas, John Glenn of Ohio and Hugh Carey of New York. Russians to block out U.S. newsmen at launch WASHINGTON (AP) - The Soviet Union plans to bar American newsmen from viewing the launching of Russian cosmonauts during next year's joint U.S.-Soviet space mission. But Russian newsmen will be welcome at Cape Canaveral for the liftoff of the American astronauts. vTjiatgpolicy has ..emerged from 18" months of negotiations during which Space Agency officials said the Soviets repeatedly rejected requests that they open their launch site at Bayko- nur to U.S. reporters. But, the NASA officials said, aside from Baykonur, the Soviets have agreed to open up their space program as never before on this mission — providing the same type coverage characteristic of the U.S. program. America has a completely open policy on its scientific and manned space projects. The Russians have promised to provide live voice and television throughout their segment of the mission from liftoff to splashdown, something they've never done before. But reporters wishing to cover the flight in Russia will be restricted to a press site in downtown Moscow. The Associated Press has protested the action on behalf of its members. A document on press coverage of the Apollo-Soyuz flight will be signed later this month by James C. Fletcher, adminis- trator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and officials of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. It will not specifically state that American newsmen can't go' to Baykonur, but will say that each country can accredit whom it wants at the launch site. "Btit'fthe ^Soviets made if? plain that they will not accredit Americans at Baykonur," said John P. Donnelly, NASA assistant administrator for public affairs. Donnelly was the chief U.S. negotiator. He said negotiations were limited to some extent by the Nixon - Kosygin 1972 summit agreement that approved the joint mission. That agreement says, in effect, that each country could operate its information policy as it saw fit, according to customs and practices. That meant the Americans could operate their normal open coverage, while the Russians, if they desired, could have surrounded most of their part of the flight in secrecy as has been their practice. But the Soviets chose not to draw a complete secrecy blanket. The Russians have maintained tight secrecy at Bayko- nur, and the only notable westerners known to have visited there was French President Charles de Gaulle several years ago. Located in central Russia, it is the launch base not only for their cosmonauts but also Army says Reservists may be due back pay SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) The Army says there is money waiting for thousands of former reservists in a 16-state area who have not filed claims for back pay approved by Congress. About 18,000 former reservists are eligible for back pay ranging from $9 to $270 per person, says pay spokesman Capt. Joe McMahon of Fifth Army headquarters at Ft. Sam Houston here. He said less than three per cent—or less than 540—of the eligible former reservists have filed claims. The Army said Congress has authorized back pay as a result of court action against the 1972 presidential decision to withhold the pay boost. At the time, the increase was originally scheduled for Oct. 1, 1972 but did not become effective to Jan. 1, 1973. Former reservists who attended unit meetings or annual training or who were on active duty for training at any time during the period Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 1972, are eligible for back payments, said the Army. McMahon said his office would receive claims from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. "All an individual has to do is write us and ask for back pay, giving his name, grade and years of service, Social Security or service number, unit to which assigned from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 1972, and his address where the check should be mailed," said McMahon. Eds: Army back pay address Commanding General Headquarters Fifth U.S. Army, Attention AFKB-PA-RS, Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. 78234. By JAMES GERSTENZANG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The advertisement shows little Re* medios, hair uncombed and shirt in tatters, peering from the magazine page. The caption says, "The eyes of Remedies can'l see beyond the next scrap of food." But Remedies is receiving regular support payments from a couple in Ohio, the sponsor of the familiar appeal acknowledge Thursday. The photo of Remedies is used in an appeal for support for the Foster Parents Plan Irtc. The organization's executive director, Gloria C: Matthews, conceded in a congres: sional hearing that Remedies, described as a 5-year-old boy, • ; actually is a 12-year-old girl. The picture was taken in 1967. , "When we have an effective 'ad, we use it to obtain sponsors," said Miss Matthews. "The cost to prepare new ads would be astronomical." Her agency, based in Warwick, R.I., spent $562,000, or 4.6 per cent of its $12-million budget, on promotion and advertising in fiscal 1973, the General Accounting Office reported. Foster Parents Plafl and four other charities, among the tioz- cas that solicit money In the United States to help orphans and other children overseas, were reviewed by the QAO, a congressional investigation agency. The GAO criticized the charitable organizations, many receiving support from donations solicited in magazine appeals, for a lack of control of funds sent to overseas programs and for management weaknesses. James A. Duff, associate director of the GAO's international division, told the Senale Labor subcommittee on children and youth, that "all five of the voluntary agencies which we reviewed were generally usint their resources for worthwhile purposes and in the public interest. However, all of these agencies had some management weaknesses." In addition to the Foster Parents Plan Inc., the agencies were the Christian Children's Fund Inc., Richmond, Va.; the American-Korean Foundation Inc., New York, N.Y.; Holt Adoption Program Inc., Eugene, Ore., and Save the Children Federation Inc., Norwalk, Conn. The agencies were defended by Rev, Robert L, CharleWls of the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Serv* ice Inc. He said they "have demon* strated time and again their competence in using public funds effectively and efficiently in their programs overseas." Hammerschmidt refused on request RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A request by Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, R-Ark., that more roads be opened In the National Forest has been refused. Larry Henson, supervisor for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, said Thursday he received a letter Wednesday from Hammerschmidt making the request. In the letter, Hammerschmidt said, "One of the most persistent complaints forwarded to me by citizens of the 3rd Congressional District continues to be their dissatisfaction with the Forest Service policy of closing certain Forest Service Roads." Hammerschmidt said thousands of hunters had objected to certain roads being closed so they can't get where they want to go and that about 54 per cent of the hunters say they cannot reach suitable campsites and better hunting areas. Henson said a very small percentage of the roads are closed. He also said the temporary roads are closed to pro-, tect the natural resources of the National Forest. SAVE THE FROG AMSTERDAM (AP) - A protest by a Dutch animal protection society has forced cancellation of a frogs' legs party planned by a student group at Leiden University. A Parisian chef had been engaged to prepare the delicacy for celebrations of the 160th anniversary of the University's Minerva Society. for hush-hush military satellites. For security reasons, the United States draws a secrecy veil over its military space launchings, most of them from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. On a few occasions, selected Soviet newsmen have observed manned launchings from Bay- konur. HUD secretary says changes won't help building industry ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) James T. Lynn, secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), says changes in the new Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 will not cure all the ills affecting the housing industry. Lynn, speaking here Thursday before approximately 500 state and local officials from five states, said the only long term solution to the housing industry's slump is through lower interest rates. The new act, which will provide $11.3 billion to communities over a six-year period, goes into effect Jan. 1,1975. Under the act, minimum down payments are lowered for FHA home loans while the ceiling on such loans is increased from $33,000 to $45,000. Officials from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana attended Lynn's briefing on the new law. Lynn said more than $245 million dollars will be available in the first year in the five states with the amount rising to $330.7 million dollars by the third year. He said the area could expect $1.9 billion during the six-year life of the act. Lynn said the new act succeeds some older programs including Model Cities and Urban Renewal. 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