Independent from Long Beach, California on March 24, 1976 · Page 2
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 2

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, March 24, 1976
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INDEPENDENT [AM] n [rtt\i People in the news Mrs. Armstrong to visit Belfast Combined News Services America's new a m b a s - sador to Britain, A n n e Armstrong, said Tuesday she plans to visit Belfast next month to meet the people of the bomb-scarred capital of Northern Ireland. "Northern Ireland is a most important part of the United Kingdom, and I want to see it for myself," said Mrs. Armstrong, the mother of five children. She spoke to reporters al a preview of a special British s t a m p featuriny Benjamin Franklin t h a i will be issued June 2 to mark the U.S. Bicentennial. It will cost 11 pence (about 22 cents) -- airmail postage for a letter from B r i t a i n to the U n i t e d States. M r s . Armstrong said Northern Ireland "is beset with serious problems and I always feel I can get a better size-up if I can see a situation for myself." Her predecessor, Elliot Richardson, v i s i t e d Belfast in July 1975. He was Ihe first U.S. ambassador to Britain to go to Northern Ireland in 17 years. The I r i s h Republican Army's Provisional wing has been waging guerrilla warfare in Northern Ireland to drive Hie British from the predominantly Protestant province and unite it with the mostly R o m a n . C a t h o l i c I r i s h republic. Walters liarbara Wallers, -H, co- host of NBC Television's "Today Show," has been granted a divorce f r o m her husband of 13 years. Guber. S h e w a s g i v e n t h e uncontesled divorce Monday in New York Stale Supreme Court on grounds (hat she and Guber had lived a p a r t since May They have an 8-year-old daughter. Jacqueline. Kennedys David Kennedy, 19, a son of Ethel and the late Sen. Rohcrl Kennedy, was in satisfactory condition with pneumonia Tuesday at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. · A hospital spokesman said Kennedy has been there since March -I, but he declined lo discuss either Ihe illness or how long young Kennedy was expected lo remain hospitalized. D a v i d ' s b r o t h e r , Michael, 18. was reported to have waived trial on a speeding charge in Hooksett. N'.IL. meanwhile, and been fined $15 in llookseU - Dislrict Court for driving 8(i miles an hour in a 55 mile-an-hour traffic zone. The plea to the Feb. 23 offense came in a letler in which Kennedy asked the court " f o r personal r e a sons" thiil "Ibis mailer be kepi as f|iiiel as possible." Erotic film star followed tradition of Kamikazes MOSLEM GUNMEN, still holding their assault rifles, relax Tuesday in a room that once fetched $40 a day in the Holiday Inn in Beirut. The Moslem militiamen captured the hotel from Christian Falange f o r c e s . -APWIrwhew The 20ycar-old son of a c t o r Ted Knighl ft-as f r e e d T u e s d a y a f t e r charges of bnrgbry and receiving stolen properly were dismissed. Tcil K n i g h l J r . a n d c o d e f e n d n n l H o w a r d Klein, 21, were charged with t h e burglary of a Woodland (fills dcnlisl office, hul Van Nuys Superior C o u r t Judge Joseph D i O i i i s c p p c d i s m i s s e d charges against both men for luck of evidence. They were arrested last July 31 at Klein's West Los Angeles apartment. An investigation indicates t h a t M i t s u y a s u Maeno, a young actor in crolic films, was making a suicide attack similar to Ihose carried out by Kamikaze pilots against U.S. warships when he crashed his plane into the home of Y o s h i o K o d a m a , t h e powerful lobbyist named in the Lockheed payoffs. Only Maeno, dressed in a Kamikaze uniform, died wben the plane hit the house Tuesday. The 65- year-old Kodama, bedridden with the effects of a stroke,escaped. M a e n o , 29, was described by his father as being influenced by Yukio Mlshima, the late rightist novelist who committed suicide by hara-kiri after failing to rally Japanese military men against the a n t i w a r p r o v i s i o n s i n Japan's postwar constitution. Mishima also wanted a return to the austere s p i r i t o f t h e s a m u r a i w a r r i o r s of J a p a n e s e history. Kiyoshi Yagi, a night instructor at Taiyo Flying Club, with which Maeno was registered, was quoted by police as saying Maeno told him before taking off from Chofu airfield in the western suburbs nf Tokyo that he was going to crash his plane into Kodama's home. He w o r e n headband with Ihe Rising Sun emblem, white scarf, boots and arm band -and had shouted "Long l i v e the emperor" when he took olf, according to a flying ACTOR Mitsuyasu Maeno poses for picture in a Kamikaze uniform before taking off for suicide flight Tuesday. _*? wiredv». club spokesman. It was then taken as a publicity s t u n t because a movie sludin official said Maeno had arranged for a cameraman to take pictures. Moslems battle to hotels as Lebanon war rages oil Camhinnl News Services BRIItUT--Moslem m i l i t i a m e n advanced into Christian-controlled territory in Beirut's srnfront lintel ctislrict Tuesday ;is Hie Lebanese civil war raged on despite peacemaking efforts. The Moslem force, after consolidating its hold on Hie Holiday Inn hotel, advanced eastward toward the unfinished Hilton llolel. a stronghold of (lie Christian Phalange parly through 11 months nf civil slrife. The'advance of ;ihmit -100 yards by the Moslems was par! of n continuing effort to eliminate a t h u m b of Christian-rout rolled territory sticking into the Moslem · part of the city. As they advanced behind ·_ reeoilless rifle and automatic weapons '-'fire, they set two hotels abla/e and wrecked the local office of the I'halange parly. The heavy fighting conlinued the pattern of the last few (lays, when Ihe savage bailies regularly have outpaced political elfnrls lo gel President Suleiman Franjieh lo resign as a first step toward a negotiated sclllement. Warning for Soviets LONDON-British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan lolil visiting Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko on Tuesday that Britain would not stand for Soviet or Cuban inlervenlion in Hhodesia. source's s;iid (':illaghan said that Rhodesia is still legally Brilish t e r r i t o r y , and wanted thai Soviet or Cuban inlervcn- lion, even indirect, would be construed as an a l l a e k against Britain itself, t h e sources said. Britain h a s never rocog- ni/cd Rhodesia's 1%T unilateral declara- t i o n of iiule|ciidi'iu'c. In S a l i s b u r y , lihodosian Prime Minister Ian Smith rejected Britain's blest proposal for a peaceful transfer of political power from Rhodesia's 27-1.000 whites to Ihe country's 17 million blacks. India 'demoeracy' NEW nmil-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said Tuesday democracy is essential to keep India united. She renewed her criticism of foreign media and governments for attacking her tough emergency rule. "We arc convinced lhal only a democratic form wilt hold a counlry of our diversity cif language, religion :ind customs together, because only democracy enables all Ihe people to participate," the prime minister s.iid. "An international campaign has been launched lo create Ihe impression lhal India has abandoned democracy." Mrs. Gandhi said. "It is an old slory of giving a dog a had name before hanging him." Quesl for peace CAIRO--President Anwar Sadat has declared he is determined "to achieve a peaceful and lasting settlement with Israel." however difficult the quesl may be. He made Ihe statement in an imor- xiow published Tuesday in the Wi-! German weekly newspaper Vnrwaons. Sadal i lo fly lo'\Vesl Germany on Monday as the first lop on a two-week European Iniir. Communists ROMK--Christian Democratic leader Benipno Zaccagnini, distressed and at one lime in tears, capped a stormy congress of his party Tuesday night by once again rejecting any form of cooperation with the Communists. Big-spending budget proposed WASHINGTON-Saying P r e s i d e n t Ford's budget would bring on a depression, the chairman of Ihe House Budget Committee T u e s d a y proposed raising spending $18.6 billion above Ford's esti- m a t e . Ford's budget director, James Lynn, promptly termed Chairman Brock Adams' recommendations appalling. The outlfae Adams, a Washington Democrat, gave his committee as a starting point for its draft of a congressional budget blueprint for the year contemplates a deficit of $-10.8 billion, ?fi.9 billion more than the one Ford planned. II would provide less spending on defense and more on education, health, social services and employment. Adams told a news conference that Ford's $3!M.2-billion spending limit is unrealistic in view of demands already apparent and lhal, moreover, il is unduly restrictive for Ihe recovering economy. Senate OKs aid bill WASHINGTp.N-Tlio Senate passed a $li.-l-billion foreign aid appropriation bill Tuesday for the 15 months ending Sept. :!fl. The .V'-lo-Sl vote sent the measure lu a conference with Ihe House, which approved a $5.-l billion total on March 8. The bill provides funding for economic and military' assistance and mililary credit sales. The administration asked tii.3 billion. About $-1 billion in the Senate bill is for assistance lo Middle Easl countries in support of the Israel-Egypt disengagement agreement in Ihe Sinai Desert lasl September. Israel is to receive the largest share, totaling $2.8 billion. New credit laws \VASHINC,TON-Presidcnt Ford signed two bills Tuesday lhat extend bans on credit discrimination and protect consumers against misleading leasing plans. Ford said Ihe legislation - the Equal Credit Opportunity Act amendment and the Consumer Leasing Act --would "help give all consumers a far fairer shake. ' The equal credit amendment broadens the original act by banning credit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin and age. The act already b a n n e d credit discrimination based on sex or marital stains. Save 1/3 to 1/2 on blouses shirts and tops during our Blouse Bonanza 1.99-11.99 Rc g .«6- s 23 Visit bullock's Lakewood now through Saturday, March -1 and take advantage of grcal s.ivuigs on blouses, s h i r t s , ami n|)s. Choose from regular m e r c h a n d i s e plus sonic special purchases from a famous lady. Show ,irr j u s t 2 of m a n y styles, priced nt 9.99 There arc. m a n y l a b i ics, too, i n c l u d i n g c o t t o n s , p o l y e s t e r , nylon and blends. Sizes and colors arc l i m i t e d . Minuses I'lus LAKEWOOD Fare hike sought NEW YORK--United Air Lines said Tuesday thai it would juin two other carriers and file for a 2 per cent passenger (arc increase, effective May 1. The rale increase, if approved by the Civil Aeronautics Roard. would apply to all routes within the 4S contiguous stales. Eight hostages freed .1EFFKKSON CITY. Mo -A supervisor at a local hospital surrendered to police Tuesday after earlier releasing eight hostages that she had held for about three hours The woman, identified as Carol Brooks, was taken into custody ;i(ter giving up n .38 caliber handgun she had brandished Ihroughout Ihe afternoon at Ihe Charles E. Still Osteopathic Hospital. The woman had earlier resisted efforts to talk her out of the inhalation therapy room where she had taken the fellow workers Ivslage. Shop Mon. thru I'd.. 10 ,im-9:JO pin; S.u., 10 .itn-6 pm; Sun., 12 noon to 5 pm | tinllock's Lakcwood, 500.5 Cl.irk Avc., Luke-wood, 6M-5111

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