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FINAL Latest Stock Prices Pages 6B and 7B RFEBi 01976 VOL. 98 NO. M) tVt, ft. Lm f1liipili TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1976 IS' HOWf DHJVttV On Today's Editorial Page Financing County Schools tdilorial What's Good For Lockheed . . . t-4lilorUil 0 S PATCH U.S. Agency Calls Marijuan By ROBERT L. JOINER Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 Marijuana smoking poses serious health hazards and its use among teen-agers and young adults has substantially increased over the last two years, the National Institute on Drug Abuse said in a report today. Although admitting that the drug might have therapeutic value in the treatment of asthmatics and as an antiemetic for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, the institute said abuse of the drug could be harmful. It said not enough research had been done to Lockheed Has Loan Trouble cl, New York Timet News Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 - Lockheed Aircraft Corp., involved in a world-wide bribery scandal, may not be able to repay its federally guaranteed loans on time, the General Accounting Office has disclosed. The loan guarantee averted the bankruptcy of the aircraft builder in 1971. The accounting office's warning became known as two more countries were reported to have been added to the list of those in which Lockheed had paid bribes to facilitate the sale of its planes. The latest nations on the list are Mexico and Colombia, according to documents in possession of a Senate subcommittee. Colombia joined Japan and The Netherlands among countries that have opened investigations of the charges. The payments in Japan were said to have involved a total of $12,600,000: $7,100,000 to Yoshio Kodama of Japan's ultra-right wing, $3,200,000 to the Maru-ben Corp., a major trading concern, and perhaps $2,200,000 to Japanese government officials paid through the I. D. Corp., a Hong Kong public relations organization. The GAO, the auditing and investigative agency of Congress, said in a report on Lockheed's finances dated Jan. 30 that the company had paid about $24,-400,000 in what the company calls kickbacks. The company said last summer that the amount was at least $22,000,000. Because the payments were not always recorded and it is considered impossible to trace them, complete figures may not be obtainable. The exact total of bribes paid in Mexico and Colombia is not known, but the Senate subcommittee on multinational corporations has documents that estimate the Mexican bribes at $112,000. The total for "commissions" in Colombia is put at $200,000. As in the other cases involving Lockheed, however, how much money actually passed through the company's sales agents to government officials is not clear. The report prepared by the GAO said that by the company's own projections Lockheed would not be able to repay its Government-backed loans on time. Lockheed is the only company that has received loan guarantees from the Federal Government. Under the Emergency Loan Guarantee Act, the company is able to get guarantees of loans up to $250,000,000. The act was passed by the See LOCKHEED, Page 5 Mild Weather Here Won't Stay Long Southwest winds between two weather systems brought unseasonably mild weather to St. Louis and most of the middle Mississippi Valley today. But it is not expected to last. But Walter Parker, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service here, said temperatures probably would not come close to the 82-degree record for the day set in 1932. He expected the temperatures to reach the middle 70s. The normal high for the day is 43 degrees and the normal low is 25. The overnight low was 56 degrees. It is probable that the weather system to the west of the St. Louis area will begin to shift before nightfall, bringing sharply colder weather from the west and northwest, Parker said. Low In Mid 20s Official forecast for St. Louis and vicinity: Clearing and turning colder tonight with low in the middle 20s; mostly sunny and cool tomorrow with high in the upper 30s. Con-1 tinued mild Thursday through Saturday with a chance of rain Friday; highs Thursday and Friday in the 50s; little cooler Saturday with the highs in the 40s; lows from the upper NO SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS?, 7 POST-DISPATCH WEATHERBIRD a u t pat o" 20s to the middle 30s. Other Weather Information on Page 2A determine adverse effects of the drug. Two principal areas of concern are that heavy marijuana smoking could interfere with normal growth ana sexual development among adolescents and cause "abnormal sexual differentiation" of the male fetus developing in a mother who is a heavy marijuana smoker. But the institute says there are currently no studies to substantiate those concerns. The more definitive effects of heavy marijuana smoking include those of making a person unable to perform such tasks as driving an automobile and causing a temporary impairment of a person's memory, the report says. t .r---, , . '711777 J i o , -yi i ''J7 , "A v : Tx J v r . i. ' pn M V;! S'lf ( 1 & 'A u i W v V i u i J ri 1 4 Jv;jt a-, 4 h 1 FLAGS FOR ALL: Youngsters Institute for the Deaf held their own Bicentennial celebration yesterday with a program on the grounds of the institute, 818 South Highway Patrol And U.S. Agree On 40 Pet. Minority Recruiting By ROBERT L. JOINER Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Feb. 10-The Missouri Highway Patrol has agreed that at least 40 per cent of each of its future recruit classes will be members of minority groups. The agreement is part of a plan to boost the number of blacks on the force. Capt. John Little said in a telephone interview yesteray that the patrol would keep the 40 per cent representation until it developed a new employment test for screening and hiring applicants. Little is head of the patrol's personnel division. The federal Law Enforcement Assist-. ance Administration has severely criticized the patrol's current employment test, saying it discriminates against minority groups and has little relevance to the duties required of a patrolman. Last year, the agency asked the patrol to prove the worth of the test or to abolish it. In addition, the patrol was asked to add 73 minority group officers within six years. The 40 per cent plan was the patrol's response. Little said the 800-man patrol's turnover ranged from 2 to 5 per cent each year. That means future recruit classes would have from six to 16 minority members. The patrol's current force has 20 blacks, including three in a recruit class of 15. The federal agency approved the patrol's 40 per cent suggestion in a letter sent Jan. 16 to Samuel S. Smith, British Inquiry In Reported Mercenaries9 Killing Compiled From Ntws Servicts LONDON, Feb. 10 Forty exhausted British mercenaries, some limping, arrived at London's Heathrow Airport from Angola today. Detectives of Scotland Yard's Special Branch detained them for questioning. The police herded the group into an airport lounge to question them about reports that 14 of their comrades had been executed in Angola on the order of their group leader, a former British army soldier named Costas Georgiou, who goes under the name of Col. Callan. Under British law, Scotland Yard can start a murder investigation if evidence is found that a Briton has killed another Briton anywhere in the world. Most of the men refused to talk to reporters. But one said that reports of the executions were "just rumors." Nother said, "We heard it but had nothing to do with that." One mercenary left the plane in a wheel chair. Two walked on crutches, and several had their arms in slings. Prime Minister Harold Wilson told the House of Commons yesterday that the "This report does not give marijuana a clean bill of health as some would hope,," said Dr. Robert L. DuPont, institute director. "Nor does it support the fear and irrationality that still characterize some of the public debate about marijuana." He suggested that even more serious consequences of marijuana would occur as a result of the current trend of mixing it with other drugs. "While it was once thought, for example, that marijuana users were less likely to use alcohol than nonusers, it is now evident that they are in fact more likely to do so," DuPont said. "Fre 1 1''. J lentral Euclid Avenue. B. II I at the Central small flag, and superintendent of the patrol. The patrol made that and other suggestions in a letter late last year. The patrol has agreed in addition to re-examine its minimum height standard, which the federal agency said discriminated against women. In its response to the patrol, the Miss Hearst Tells Of Fear, Sex Assaults And Torment Compiled From News Services SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10 Patricia Hearst says her Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapers forced her to embrace violent revolution and enslaved her mind with the belief that she would never escape from the terrorist underground. Fighting back tears, Miss Hearst finally told her story yesterday in testimony at her bank robbery trial. It was a bizarre account of weeks in darkness, sexual assault, months of living with the recurring threat of death and a night of watching some of her most vicious tormenters die in flames. Testifying with the jury absent, she said that she took part in the robbery only out of fear of death and that she did not surrender because remaining SLA members treatened to stalk her for the execution reports appeared to be true and that "substantial numbers" of the $300-a-week British mercenaries have been killed in the civil war in southwest Africa. The British Embassy in Zaire said it was still unable to confirm or deny that the men had been shot and killed last week by their comrades in northern Bill Passed Banning WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (AP) - Congress finished action yesterday on legislation banning surcharges on credit card purchases. The bill permits merchants to offer a 5 per cent discount to cash buyers but flatly prohibits surcharges for credit card customers. Representative Frank Annunzio (Dem.), Illinois, said the bill now on the . White House desk was a victory for the holders of more than 500,000,000 credit quently, the two drugs are used simultaneously in a combination that may be more hazardous than either used alone." The report says studies on the impact of marijuana smoking on most biological functions are inconclusive. It said that although some studies have linked impairment of the body's immunity, damage to human genetic functioning and chromosome damage to marijuana use, no conclusive evidence existed. Nor, says the report, have studies conclusively shown that heavy marijuana use leads to increased psychopath-ology or prolonged impairment of intellectual performance. t i .i-r-J Each child was presented a I il i X..II - II the institute a full-size flag that once flew over the Capitol in Washington. (Post-Dispatch Photo by Karen Elshout) federal agency said the patrol's goal of 40 per cent minority representation should continue "until minority representation among sworn personnel is equal to the minority representation in the state of Missouri." Slightly more than 10 per cent of the See PATROL, Page 5 rest of her life if she did. Miss Hearst said flight was futile as two surviving SLAC members continued to carry on the legacy of those who died to imprison her forever in a mental dungeon. "Where could I go?" she asked several times. She said the SLAC convinced her that she had been abandoned by her family and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation wanted her dead. Miss Hearst renounced all her taped communiques from the SLAC as products of coercion, disclaimed her celebrated love for slain SLA member William Wolfe as a farce and said she was forced to help rob a bank and later tell a teen-ager that she acted freely. "They told me I would be killed," was See HEARST, Page 5 Angola on the orders of their Greek-born mercenary commander. One mercenary recruiter, Maj. Paul Daniels, said that if the story is true, he would withdraw his offer or volunteers to fight in Angola. Colin Taylor, a self-styled European representative of the Western-backed National Front For the Liberation of Surcharges On Credit cards who could have been charged billions of dollars a year if merchants had been able to add a surcharge for credit card purchases. The surcharge ban was part of legislation extending through September a moratorium on the practice of states taxing branches of banks that have home offices in other states. A long-term study of the taxation issue is due to be completed soon. wir Jni azaruous The latest study of possible long-term effects of behavior as a result of heavy marijuana use will be published in this spring. The study, done in Costa Rica, was financed by the institute. Preliminary results show few psychological changes in the matched sample of users and nonusers. "Although detailed results have not yet been published, no evidence for a greater incidence of diseases or psychological deterioration has been found in the cannabis-using group," the institute's report said. Nevertheless, the institute's report warns against the use of the drug and Executive's Son Fatally Shot At Busch's Farm By RALPH WILLIAMS Of the Post-Dispatch Staff David Leeker, son of the president of So Good Potato Chip Co., was shot to death early today when a revolver held by Peter Busch, son of Mr. and Mrs. August A. Busch Jr. discharged. The shooting was at the Grant's Farm estate of the Busch family, 10501 Gravois Road. A spokesman for the Busch family, Alfred Fleishman, said the weapon was fired accidentally when Peter Busch tossed a pillowcase to Leeker, a house guest. They were preparing to go to bed at the time. County police said the shooting appeared to be accidental. Leeker, 23 years old, was dead on arrival at St. Anthony's Medical Center. He had a bullet wound between the nose and upper lip. St. Louis County hospital, where the Morgue is located, referred inquiries to Fleishman, a public relations man affiliated with the Busch family. Leeker lived at 21 Cedar Run, St. Louis County, and was employed at the potato chip company. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Elmer Leeker Jr. Busch is 20 years old and lives at Grant's Farm. Young Busch and Leeker were friends of many years' standing and Leeker frequently stayed overnight at the Busch estate, Fleishman said. Leeker came to the Busch home about 7:30 p.m. yesterday and he and Peter Busch played cards for several hours in the mansion, Fleishman said. They prepared to go to bed shortly before 1 a.m. Leeker was to sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor of young Busch's bedroom on the second floor. Young Busch was holding a .357-cal. magnum Colt revolver in one hand, and tossed a pillowcase to Leeker with the other when the weapon fired, Fleishman said. The single shot struck Leeker in the face. Peter Busch called St. Louis County police, and the first officer to arrive was Patrolman Robert J. Sieck. He found Leeker's body on the floor a few feet from the sleeping bag, and the revolver on the floor nearby. Leaker was clad in trousers and shoes. Detective Sgt. John F. McCrady said he was told that Busch was preparing to put the revolver away at the time of the accident. The weapon was normally kept in Peter Busch's room and was not cocked, McCrady said. He was not arrested. Peter Busch, a freshman at St. Louis University, is the second oldest of the six children of Mr. and Mrs. August A. Busch Jr. The elder Busch is chairman of Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Fleishman said all of the Busch children are taught to handle firearms at an early age, and use them for target practice and in hunting. A family friend said: "You have to understand that all of that group were raised with guns. Peter adored guns. They have that shooting lodge near St. Peters and go hunting all the time. They drive around that place in that crazy Jeep shooting at tin cans." Peter Busch, a husky soft-spoken Angola, yesterday denied the charges of a massacre, and said he had spoken by telephone with National Front leader Holden Roberto, who denied knowledge of the killings. However, British and American reporters in Zaire, which borders Angola, talked with British mercenaries to corroborate the story. The reports differed in detail, but all agreed that the mercenaries who decided not to fight were lined up by the man they knew as Callan and killed by a firing squad of other British mercenaries, who were threatened with death if they did not carry out the order. "Some of the firing squad men tried to pretend their guns had jammed, but in the end they mowed the men down," three British mercenaries told British Broadcasting Corp. reporter John Simpson. Col. Callan, or Georgiou has been identified as a 24-year-old Greek Cypriot who had served time for armed robbery when in the British army. Georgiou was brought to Britain when See INQUIRY, Page 4 says not enough scientific data have been collected to determine all of its potential health hazards. Despite this, the institute said that marijuana use had substantially increased among teen-agers and young adults. "Throughout most of its history, American marijuana use has consistently involved a minority of any national age group," the institute said. "However, the most recent national survey data indicate that in the 18-to-25 age group a majority (or 53 per cent) have tried the drug, up from 48 per cent in 1972." w t David Leeker Peter Busch youth with short, dark brown hair, is deeply interested in competitive horseback jumping. In a recent interview he said that his major goal was to be considered for the United States equestrian team in the 1980 Olympics. "But I've got to start winning constantly, and I haven't been," he said. He said that his training had created some conflicts with his St. Louis University studies. He was planning on competing in invitational events in Florida this month. Peter is a graduate of Chaminade College Preparatory School. Inside 12 Pages FORD'S HABITS are detailed in physical report. Page 2A PRIORITY LIKELY on some city "magnet" schools. Page 3A MERAMEC HILLS PLAN heavily opposed at hearing. 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