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Thursday, February 24, 1972
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' 3 The Pithb'urgK i Fire -Blast Heat Up Irish Strife i ! British Parliament J Overrides Ruling r Of UUter Court ? 7 An editorial, "The IRA's Time Bomb," Page 26. BELFAST, Northern Ireland (I'PIV-Two gunmen bombed Londonderry electrical appliance shop today and in Strabane, suspected arsonists touched off a major fire at the town hall. Two gunmen entered the appliance shop, planted a box on the counter and gave the staff three minutes to leave. Fire broke out after the bomb exploded and caused extensive damage, but no one was injured. Army units helped firemen battle the blaze in Strabane. Strabane is the birthplace of John Dunlap who emigrated to the United States, established the newspaper Pennsylvania Packet and printed the U. S. Declaration of Independence. The 15,000 British troops In Northern Ireland swung Into their peace-keeping roles armed with police powers they thought they had all along. The British Parliament last night rushed through a bill overriding a ruling by the Northern Ireland high court in Belfast that the army had no authority to order demonstrators to disperse. By implication, the court ruling also questioned the army's right to search people suspected of carrying arms and explosives. It was the first time in more than 40 years a bill had been pushed through both the House of Commons and House of Lords in one sitting. The bill said: "The law so far as the powers of the armed forces are concerned is and always has been what it has hitherto believed to be." State House OKs Licensing Of Hypnotists PrtH Harrhburt Bureau HARRISBURG - The House has approved bills requiring the state to license hypnotists and psychologists with both measures going to the Senate for concurrence in amendments. The hypnotist bill passed, 107-79. It would require anyone practicing hypnotism in Pennsylvania to be licensed except for doctors,' dentists, optometrists and clergymen. A five-member board would be created to issue the licenses based on the applicants' education, experience and performance on an examination. The initial fee would be $50. A spearate board would administer the licensing of psychologists. No license would be required of faculty or staff members at a college, hospi-tal, school or business firm. The psychologist bill was far less controversial, passing the House, 181-2. Judge Hearing Bethel Dispute Bethel Park officials and representatives of Teamsters Local 205 which represents 55 borough blue collar workers were to meet with Common Pleas Court Judge Arthur Wessel Jr. today in an attempt to end a second work stoppage this year. Judge Wessel whose Injunction threat helped end a 36-day strike on Feb. 5 said he would try to get both sides to agree on the language of the contract. "If that fails, I'll reopen the Injunction hearing," he said. The borough workers walked off their jobs yesterday after disagreements broke out on the language of the agreement which was hammered out during the strike. Singapore Job Has Its Hangups SINGAPORE (LTI)-Singa-pore needs a hangman. An advertisement in newspapers today said the island state's prisoners department required one "e x e c u tloner (male)." The job is temporary but pays a retaining fee and allowances, the ad said. "Preference will be given to cx-prison officers who are conversant with execution procedures," it said. Press, TKurs., Feb. 24, 1972 APPEARS 'IN' The Sen- ate judiciary Committee todoy unanimously approved President Nixon's nomination of Richard C. Kleindienst, 48, to succeed John N. Mitchell as attorney general. Senate confirmation appears certain. Interstates Renumbered Interstate highways In the district will be renumbered to eliminate confusion among motorists. Anthony J. Gaeta, district engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said motorists have been con fused by the similarity of the signs at the interchange of 1-80 and I-80s. Gaeta said I-80s will be eliminated and 1-76 will be extended into Ohio on the Turnpike system. The changes will affect local motorists as follows: The Turnpike In Western Pennsylvania will be renumbered 1-76. 1-76 will be eliminated on the Penn-Lincoln Parkway, and become 1-376 from the Turnpike to downtown. The Parkway West and the new East Street Expressway will be 1-279. The interstate route from Erie to the West Virginia line will be 1-79. Cross town Boulevard, downtown, will be 1-579. Gaeta said the sign changes will become effective Oct. 2. Bar Cautious On Court Abuses Two top officials of the Allegheny County Bar Association have expressed guarded concern over a report criticizing Common Pleas Court's civil division judges for absenteeism, tardiness and other failings. "There might be some abuses," said Bar Association President Dennis C. Harrington and Judiciary Committee Chairman Louis Vaira, referring to a report from Calendar Control Judge Silvestrl Silves-trl to President Judge Henry Ellenbogen. What's more, they vowed in a joint statement, the bar's judiciary committee will give the court all the help it can to make the fullest use possible of judge's working hours. The critical report was distributed to all civil division judges Tuesday, and Harrington conceded in an interview that the bar group had obtained a copy indirectly before yesterday's Press carried a story on its contents. The Silvestri report said inefficient practices among civil division judges deprived the court in five of the last six weeks of the equivalent of one judge's services daily for three months. That means the public lost $1,500 worth of judicial and judicial staff time. U.N. Studies Newsmen Role UNITED NATIONS (UPD-Secretary General Kurt Wald-heim agreed yesterday to reconsider the expulsion of the Nationalist China Central News Agency from the United Nations. Waldheim met 17 publishers and editors representing mass media in the United States and abroad. The group, calling itself the News Access Committee, was organized by Sigma Delta Chi, the professional journalistic society. For nearly 90 minutes the group discussed with Waldheim protests filed by many p r o f e s sional organizations against the ouster of T. C. T'Ang and Chen-Chi Lin, both with longstanding accreditation, who were told in December to vacate their U.. N. office and to surrender their accreditation cards on less than a day's notice. For home delivery of The Press, phone 263-1121. Guerrilla Taper Off SAIGON (UPD - Allied forces gained ground today In clashes in the central highlands and guerrilla attacks tapered off noticeably throughout South Vietnam. State Department spokesman Charles Bray said in Washington U. S. air attacks may have blunted a much-touted Communist offensive. The South Vietnamese command reported only 13 Communist attacks in the last 24 hours ending early today. Communist guerrillas had averaged about 20 attacks a day during the dry season. Twice in the last week they stepped up that count to 50 a day. B52 bombers struck five times in South Vietnam last night and today, once over a suspected North Vietnamese storage area five miles north of the former U. S. base at Khe Sanh. They blasted a Communist Jungle stronghold called Base Area 609 wnich overlaps the converging frontiers of North Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. z 1 V V ( tHsCNj Sears r- M. zgZh t-Ti v r J lave or may j mj uiumcu ui ' J-sssSSsSsi-c I UM.JJ I pVO VH fi fear. Appliance, M Put Sears o Further (!nt to You Zs(y( "Cy- . . Ui f for Ijilior or Parti for i:Nur y'&S V t ndcr Contract ,hr Life f ,he Comr.ct Sv&lfcy5 ' to ou . . . 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Satisfaction (iuaranlrcd I kjCCvlO I or Your Monc Back I ' Attacks In Viet Between Base Area 609 and Kontum City, which is 45 miles east of the border with Laos where government troops and . a company of guerrillas fought last weekend, Allied searchers found dozens of rolls of telephone wire. Intelligence experts said the find, like that of artillery tunnels and four huge 160mm Chinese-made mortars, was evidence of a guerrilla buildup. The U. S. command reported two Americans killed in action for the week ending Saturday the 20th week in a row U. S. battle deaths have averaged less than 10. A total of 45,560 Americans have been killed in 11 years of war in Indochina. The U. S. Army today shortened the 12-month Vietnam tour for enlisted men by up to three months. . Army spokesmen said a new directive gives enlisted men scheduled to go home by May 1 a new rotation date- of March 1. V EARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. si y v State House Gets Income Tax Bills Prttl Harrltburfl Burtav HARRISBURG Two amendments to the state income tax have been proposed In the state House. One of the amendments offered yesterday would exempt servicemen from paying the . 2.3 per cent tax. The other would define what portion of the money gained in , the sale of property is taxable. The real estate bill states that if an individual sells one house but buys another during the same year, he would pay tax "only to the extent that the taxpayer's sale price of the old residence exceeds the taxpayer's cost of purchasing the new residence." Both bills were referred to committee for study. District Mine Shut WAYNESBURG-About 500 miners at the Gateway Mine here remained off the job today in support of a strike by 40 clerical and technical workers. Kenmore Washer has - Sr IS r i 1 ' BEAVFR VALLEY MALL M.inaca T7.VSS3S SH1N(.T(I 228 - 1120 VR I H II ILLS Sh6-252t " Dems To ZTZl that the surplus will be closer to $20 million than to $250 million. Lamb, however, agreed to "take some sort of action" on Senate bills 1273 and 1288 on Tuesday, but told reporters after yesterday's session the action he has In mind is to send both measures back to committee. Lamb conceded that Democrats will have to face a test of protecting the present rate of the income tax until the administration can produce a more definitive forecast of revenue collections. He also admitted that he expected to have trouble in securing 26 of the 50 senatorial votes needed to recommit the bill. . The reason for the trouble is that at least six Democrats face significant opposition in the April primary in their bids for new four-year terms. Too, the two maverick Dem ocrats Nolan and Sen. William E. Duffield, Uniontown IIMWIIBIES 3 Cycles .ET LIHr.RH Ml -MOO PLAN S2 1-8000 LO I R Rl RKCLL 33T-35IS Fight GOP's Tax Plan who led the fight last summer In reducing the Income tax from 2.5 to 2.3 per cent are likely to join Republicans in favoring the amendments. All 24 Republicans yesterday cosigned the amendments, which were sponsored chiefly by Sens. John Stauffer, Chester, and R. Budd Dwyer, Meadville. Thus, the 24 GOP members and the two Democratic mavericks could carry the amendments into the bills. When the drive to reduce the tax erupted yesterday, Democratic leaders immediately recessed the session and warned that they would remain in recess indefinitely. Meanwhile, Revenue Secretary Robert P, Kane today described recent newspaper re-ports of an impending huge New Trial Bid Fails NEVADA CITY, Calif. (UPI) A Superior Court judge has denied a motion for a new trial for sickle-slayer Clarence Otis Smith, convicted of slashing two campers to death last summer. 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