Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 31, 1974 · Page 7
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i&£jw-.-.r. sfer (ARK ) STAtt Page Sevan 2 Astr 011 a uts predict women in outer space HUNTSVILLE.Ala. . Women scientists will fly into space early in the 1980s and by late in that decade will be part of multinational crews on large space stations, two male astronauts predict. ' The prediction reflects the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Joesph P. Kerfrin, the first American physician to fly into space as a member of'last year's Skylab I crew, and Dr. Robert Parker, scientist-astronaut for the Skylab program, made the forecast Wednesday at a conference here evaluating Skylab results. "There's no question but that women will fly in the early 1980s if the space shuttle program remains on schedule," Parker said. The shuttle is a reuseable rocket ship etpected to ferry hundreds of researchers from many lands into orbit starting in 1979. "There was a time when the public was not ready for the thought of men and women going to the moon together," Parker said. "But times have changed. I don't forsee any problem about men and women getting along together on space missions. We're not talking about ditty blonde secretaries, but reputable women scientists." : Kerwln said the Skylab project, in which men worked in space for up to 84 days, proved that men and women researchers making space trips aboard the shuttle will not have to undergo rigorous physical training that has been required of astronauts. "Anybody in a reasonable state of health, regardless of age, will be able to fly as an experimenter in the operational shuttle, and space station pro- grains," he said. "We,now know people can attend three months in weightless space if they eat and exercise properly. "As a doctor, I would have rid hesitation in recommending space flight for a person for as long as six months. And for short periods of time up to 30 days as contemplated in the shuttle program, there would be no problem at ail." Veterans and widows must fill out cards All veterans and widows under 72 years of age, now drawing pensions, will receive;;«f'ftc^e QuestioriaJi-e Card" with their November 1, pension check. This card has to be filled out and returned to the Veterans Administration by January 15,1975. Any veteran or widow needing assistance in filling out this card, may contact County Veterans Service Office, Raymond Jones, in his office on the third floor of County Courthouse, from 9 ajn. to 12, Monday through Friday. /The violence .paralyzed the city of three million people. Only the demonstrators and the police were on the streets. Stores and businesses closed for the day, and the general mood was one of fear and apprehension. Thieu canceled a meeting with five former American prisoners of war and six commanders of U.S. veterans' organizations. They had been invited to Saigon in an effort to drum up support in the United State* for • more aid to the Tliieu government. The violence came on the eve of South Vietnam's National Day, the anniversary of the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem to 1963, He was the victim of a military coup after months of public protest against his rule. Thieu's foes at home have grown increasingly active in recent months with demonstrations and charges of official corruption and ;dictatorial government/ IJemands have been mounting for a general cleanup of the government, wholesale changes in the leadership, an end to restrictions on the press and civil, liberties for the people. "LONOKE, Ark. (AP) - Six hundred general election ballots printed for the City of Ward should be destroyed, a judge ruled Wednesday. Circuit Court Judge W. M. Lee of Clarendon said the ballots listed the names of three candidates for aldermen disqualified by a previous court order. They are Forest Boldjng, Jimmy Duke and Gary Nelke. Lee also ruled that Nelke was ineligible to run as a write-in candidate. Mrs. Ralph Longbotham of Cabot, a Republican election commissioner, had noted earlier this month that numerous Democratic nominees either had failed to comply with Ming procedures or had not received fee payment receipts by the required deadline. She then challenged the eligibility of about 100 Democratic nominees. Lee ruled on Oct. 16 that severed names, including those of 22 candidates for municipal of- Leo Club marks another first for Hope No major disclosures in Rockefeller report DICK HARRIS, Anita Hoggard, and Mark Harris, three members of the newly-formed Leo Club at Hope High School (shown above), were among a busload of persons from the local Lions Club who toured the Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind at Little Rock. —Photo courtesy of Dlllin-West Photography, Searcy Standing behind the lion in photo above is Y.C. Coleman, Hope Lions Club president. This is probably the first time that a member of the Leo Club has toured the facility officially. The Leo Club, which is sponsored by the Lions, will receive its charter November 5. WASHINGTON (AP) Congressmen on House and Senate confirmation com-, mittees say they have found no' major disclosures in new FBI and financial reports that would block Nelson A. Rockefeller's confirmation as vice president. House Judiciary Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., told newsmen Wednesday there is something new in a 2,300- page FBI report but refused to indicate what it is. Other members said after a closed door briefing on the report that it has new details but no major new disclosures. "There are no new bombshells," said Rep. Henry P. Smith, R-N.Y. Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., a member of the Senate Rules Committee, at the same time, said a comprehensive congressional report on Rockefeller's finances also has nothing in it that would block his confirmation. But Rodino said hard questions will be put to Rockefeller about his previously disclosed wealth and some $2 million in gifts and loans to determine that no Improper financial influence was used. Social Security taxes Arab decisions jolt peace efforts will go up next year Anti-Thieu marchers clash with riot SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) — More than 2,000 antigovernment demonstrators battled with riot police in Saigon today in the most violent protest against President Nguyen Van Thieu since he came to power nearly 10 years ago. Scores of persons were reported injured. The police crackdown after two months of mounting protests began at dawn with raids on a Vietnamese press center and a church where an activist Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Tran Huu Thanh, had organized a demonstration. Steel-helmeted riot troops beat at least two Catholic priests, several anti-Thieu members of the National Assembly and a number of Vietnamese newsmen. Father Thanh's Catholic Anti- Corruption Movement, which has been leading the protests, demanded Thieu's immediate resignation. After the raids, the police barricaded main streets leading to the center of the city. But the demonstrators persisted in attempts to march to the National Assembly building. They battled the police with rocks, fists and a few gasoline bombs at six points. Judge rules ballots should be destroyed fices at Lonoke and England, should be stricken from the bal- lotm Publisher-printer Cone Magie of Lonoke said Wednesday that Joseph Dolan of Keo, the Democratic County Committee chairman and an election com- missionery had told him after the Oct. 18 ruling to reinstate the three Ward nominees on the ballot. Magie said he printed the municipal ballots with thethree candidates' names and 600 other ballots without foe names. Bob Scott of Uttle Rock, legal counsel for the state Republican party, represented Mrs. Longbottiam. Scott asked Lee Wednesday to enforce his order by asking that the erroneous ballots be destroyed. Lee also said he wanted to know why Dolan allegedly had ordered the names of the three Ward nominees reinstated. Dolan was not at the hearing Wednesday. WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans will pay higher Social Security taxes next year, with additional payroll withholding as high as $52.65 for employes earning $14,100 or more. The increase takes effect automatically under Social Security legislation enacted by Congress in 1972 and 1973. There will be no change in the present Social Security tax rates of 5.85 per cent each for employe and 7.9 per cent for the self-employed. However, the tax will be levied on the first $14,100 of each wage earner's income, up from the present $13,200. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare estimated Wednesday that about 19 million workers will be affected by the increase, which will mean an employe's maximum Social Security tax for 1975 will be $824.85, up from $772.20 in 1974. The self-employed will be taxed a maximum additional $71.10 each for a total of $1,113.90, up from this year's 1,042.80. "In return for the increase in taxes, these affected workers will have greater protection because a larger amount of their earnings will be credited toward benefits than before," HEW Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger said in the statement. "This will mean higher benefits for them and their families in the event of retirement, disability or death, than would have been possible without an increase in thejjase,." he said. Weinberger noted that Social Security benefits were raised 11 per cent earlier this year. The larger wage base for taxes is expected to bring in an additional $1.8 billion next year. Seniority system hit LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Congressional candidate Judy Petty, who opposes the re-elec-tion bid of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, attacked the congressional seniority system Wednesday. She complained that with the seniority Arkansas has accumulated under Sen. J.W. Fulbright, Sen. John L. McClellan, and Mills, all D-Ark., the state remained at or near the bottom of the list in education, employment and income. "One thing the seniority system has gotten us is the world's shortest freeway," she quipped referring to the Wilbur D. Mills Freeway, now partially completed. Mills, chairman of the tax- writing House Ways and Means Committee, is seeking a 19th term in Congress. Mrs. Petty also continued her attack on federal deficit spending and Mills' performance in Congress. She called inflation the nation's No. 1 problem and said only Congress, by balancing the federal budget, could alleviate inflation. DONOR DIES AT 73 CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Joseph W. Pritchard, 73, who set a world record by donating more than 200 pints of blood in his lifetime, has died here. By WILLIAM L. RYAN Associated Press Writer American peace efforts in the Middle East have been jolted by the Arab summit decisions at Rabat. But while this has revived talk of a new round of war as a distinct possibility, the outlook isn't necessarily all that black. What can be done to avert the threat? After the Morocco summit, some observers are persuaded to speculate that perhaps the time has come for a put up or shut up challenge to the Soviet Union's policy of detente. The argument is that there are only two alternatives: a new Arab-Israeli war with the concomitant disaster it could mean to the industrialized world or continued reliance on diplomacy. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger now has some new problems he didn't need and .the going is likely to be tough. But it would seem that this was as good a time as any for Moscow to demonstrate its genuine interest in a peaceful world. Because the Arab leaders unanimously recognized the Palestine Liberation Organization as the only representative of the Palestinians, it's doubtful whether there can be a Geneva conference on a Middle East settlement. There had been a possibility Israel could make a deal with King Hussein of Jordan to return to his control the West Bank territory his grandfather annexed in 1948 and Hussein lost in the 1967 war. The Arabs say Jordan can still negotiate, but things are different now. Hussein would be doing so with the PLO, the Syrians and others looking over his shoulder, none of them his friends. Arab statements give Israel good reason to be convinced that a PLO-ruled state would be just a first step. The Arabs proclaim a minimum goal of a secular state for all of what was Palestine before the 1948 war. That would mean no more Jewish national home. Israel cannot tolerate the prospect of the West Bank in the hands of an entity pledged to their destruction, so even moderate voices speculate gloomily on a new round of war. The speculation is quickened by the decision of the Arab oil rulers to lavish $2.5 billion on Egypt, Syria, Jordan and the PLO. The money will go to a war economy chest and the Arabs are likely to be seized with the idea that they cannot lose. To avert such a development, the Israelis might ponder a preventive war. There are some indications, however, that the Arab rulers are being cautious. They seem at pains to note that the door is still open to the Kissinger step- by-step approach to some sort of settlement. To sell Israel on any negotiations with the Arabs it would be necessary to persuade her she won't be asked to negotiate away her existence as a Jewish state. Only the two superpowers together could provide the guarantees. Can the Soviet Union, in view of all this, now be tested? Only H of the House committee's 38 members returned from campaigns at home fof the briefing and they disagreed sharply on whether any dis* closures so far will block Rockefeller's confirmation. "Not yet," said Rep. James R. Mann, D-S.C, "Not based on the information I have, which is sketchy." But Reps. Walter Flowera, D- Ala., and John Conyers Jr., D- Mich., indicated they would vote against Rockefeller on the information they have so far, partly because of the former New York governor's wealth. Both Flowers and Conyers said Rockefeller is wealthier than all previous presidents combined and Flowers added: "There is a serious question whether a man like that should be President. The FBI report consists primarily of 1,300 interviews by 350 FBI agents, with Rockefeller friends and associates. Rodino said he hopes to begin House confirmation hearings the week Congress returns from its campaign recess Nov. 18 and said he could not estimate how long they will last. Te Senate Rules Committee has already begun its confirmation hearings. Murder charge filed at Lonoke LONOKE, Ark. (AP) George Davis of Lonoke was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the Oct. 26 shooting death of Charlie Lee Bailey of Lonoke. Pros. Atty. Sam Weems of Des Arc filed the charge. Police said Bailey was shot at a Lonoke residence but crawled to the Lonoke Fire Department after the shooting and died on the floor there. Come to the Halloween Carnival at Guernsey School Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 All booths 10° Bingo 25 C All proceeds will furnish much needed school supplies for Head Start School. Men's Sport Coat SALE All New Colors & Patterns Over 100 To Select From OPEN 9AM to 5:30 PM Monday thru Saturday Which Takes Precedence? VOTE AGAINST THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE. OF INTOXICATING UQUORS - On Nov. 5th Pol. Ad. pd. for b> h wpsiead County Concerned Citizens torn .-a : v;ulii W. Trussell

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