The Danville Register from Danville, Virginia on November 10, 1976 · Page 5
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The Register: Donvllle, Vo.. Wed.. Nov. 10.19761 S-A Caution Urged On Any Tax Cut Move W A S H I N G T O N ( A P I - House W a y s and Means Chairman Al Ullman said Tuesday that Congress should approach any proposal for another tax cut "with great caution and should evaluate carefully all the alternatives." "It's too early to determine whether an additional tax cut on top of the recently extended reductions would be ap- propriate in January," Ullman said in a statement released through his Washington office. President-elect J i m m y Carter told a news conference last week there is a strong QUAKE DAMAGE --General view show collapsed roof of a Plywood Plant in Bislig, Surigao Del Sur after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on the richter scale rocked the southern Philippine city 850 kilometers southeast casualties were reported. (APWirephoto) Manila. No Will Amy Go To Public School? WASHINGTON (AP) - If Amy Carter does indeed attend a public school in the District of Columbia once her daddy becomes president, she'll have a chance to learn photography, carpentry, ballet, sewing, c o o k i n g a n d c o m p u t e r programming. Yes, computer program- ming. On an electronic turtle provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stevens Elementary, the school serving the White House area, is unusual in several ways. More than more than half its pupils come from outside its boundaries. Some parents in Maryland and Virginia pay the D.C. school . district to have their children attend. Last April, when then- candidate Jimmy Carter said his 8year-old daughter would attend public schools, Stevens principal Lydia Williams wrote Mrs. Carter about Stevens Elementary. "We appreciate your interest and we will make plans for Amy's schooling right after the election in N o v e m b e r , " Rosalynn Carter wrote back. In his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Carter spoke of a political and economic elite class that never suffered from its own decisions. "When the public schools are inferior or torn by strife, their children go to exclusive private schools," he said. Despite its reputation as highly progressive and the unusual makeup of its student body, Stevens is anything but a private school. I t i s i n d o w n t o w n Washington, six blocks west of the White House in a formerly depressed business area now undergoing a revival with new office buildings and expensive restaurants. Its pupils and their parents fight rush-hour traffic and the shouts of the children on its playground mindle with the noise of a big city. Stevens Elementary is 108 years old, the oldest school in the District, and it resembles others of the same era -- ex- cept that its once-red brick walls are now painted cream white, with blue trim. Other than the letter from Mrs. Carter, no contact has been made with the school, said Mrs. Jane Harley, the school counselor and director ofspecial projects. Even without actual assurances, Mrs. Harley is convinced that Amy will attend the rest of her fourth grade year there. ·'We're just waiting for her to come so she can take part in our programs," she said. Children who are four years old in December can start prekindergarten at Stevens. And the school day can run until 6 p.m. under a day care program for working parents. M o n e y f o r t h e special programs comes in part from the federal government. The computer programming classes are aids to reading and mathematical skills. A third grader who knows his alphabet and arithmetic can make the MIT robot turtle move and do things. Alaskan Frontier Shrinks Again PELICAN, Alaska (AP) - Another slice of frontier life in Alaska vanished forever in the predawn darkness JTuesday. The gleaming state-run ferry LeCohte linked up this fishing village deep in the misty Alexander Archipelago with mainland civilization. For some, the 200-mile round trip maiden voyage of the LeConte from . Juneau . on Alaska's southeast coast, to Pelican on Chichagof Island was a cause for celebration. "You can't stop progress, even in Pelican," beamed Big Rosey, the hefty saloon- keeper, ad hoc banker and mother figure to the 200-odd men, women and children who make their home in this 40- year-old cannery town. "We've got it made now." For others, however, the first of a once-a-month ap- pearance by the 250-passenger auto ;ferry represented the untimely end to a disappearing lifestyle. ·.'That ferry is the ugliest thing I've ever seen come in here." glowered Pelican's 25year-old mayor, Bruce Anderson, as the LeConte tied up to the town's new S360.UOO dock. "A lot of people like myself came here to escape from c i v i l i z a t i o n , but a majority of the people want STAND BY TO DOCK -- The Alaska state ferry LeConte carefully maneuvers into the tiny harbor of Pelican, giving the fishing village its first dependable link with the mainland. (APWirephoto) The majority prevailed because of the unquestionable need for low-cost t r a n - sportation and freight service to the town where previously all supplies must come in by barge and all passengers by air. Before the ferry, Pelican resideoeingoto pay up to S160 to charter a plane to or from Juneau. And it cost Rosey nearly $100 a case to ship in beer. Carter Tree Spirit'Notion j Causes Concern AOCHESTER, N.Y. ( A P ) - E u g e n e M c C a r t h y s a i d Tuesday that he is worried about the notion that president- elect Jimmy Carter is a "free spirit" who enters office with i no political debts to pay. All it means, the former U.S. senator from Minnesota told a business group here, is that ! Carter will treat the While House as a "personal prize," the presidency will continue to grow more powerful and the nation "will continue to con- fuse the office with the man." McCarthy this year made his second unsuccessful try for the office and he said he might do it again, if only to press his case that the job is not what it ought to be. "Carter is saying now, 'I don't owe anything to anybody. I captured it on my own, and it's mine.' That means you can do anything you want," said McCarthy. M c C a r t h y s a i d t h e presidency has grown at once too powerful to be challenged by other segments of the political system and too limited by its occupants' character and intellect to accomplish much. "The two parties and the President and the Congress have adopted a stance of mutual irresponsibility on the problems of the country." he lold his audience, a seminar (or business e x e c u t i v e s sponsored by the Rochester institute of Technology. possibility he will seek a tax cut for average wage earners as one way of stimulating the economy if il does not pick up on its own by the time he takes off ice Jan. 20. Such a cut, he said, would be designed to increase I he purchasing power of the average American family and would be oriented toward lower-income workers. Ullman, elaborating on his remarks, told a news con- ference in Colorado Springs, Colo., that. "We would be deceiving the American people if they were led to believe they would be getting a major lax reduction." He said he has talked with members of Carter's staff and that "they are responsible people with their feet on the ground ...I think we can develosome measures that are passable and workable ...we're going to see much more fiscal responsibility than Carter has been given credit for." Ullman said he expects C a r t e r ' s m a j o r recom- mendations after taking office will center on national health insurance, Social Security and welfare reform. "They key will be to phase them In over a period of time so they can (It into the budget,". Ullman said. - -'· Ullman said he expects to be In close touch with Carter's transition group and "I'm confident we'll be in full agreement on the issue In January." Ullman, whose committee Is . responsible for initiating any tax legislation, said it may well. be that public works projects · and federal incentives for investments in high unem--. ployment areas would be more , effective than another,t,ax cut. ... Hanoi Troops Captured Enough Gear To Field Army, Air Force And Navy WASHINGTON ( A P ) - North Vietnamese troops captured more than 550 U.S.- made tanks, over 1,300 ar- tillery pieces, 1.6 million rifles and enough other military equipment to field an entire army, air force and navy, a Pentagon report showed Tuesday. The newly declassified report provided the first detailed breakdown of an estimated $5 billion in U.S.- supplied military hardware which Hanoi's forces took over w h e n South V i e t n a m ' s government collapsed in the spring of 1975. "A substantial amount of this equipment could be un- serviceable," the Pentagon said. "The list does not take into account the degree of damage inflicted upon portions of the equipment left behind by retreating Republic of Viet- nam forces during the final days." The Pentagon noted that the captured equipment may have deteriorated from climate and weather conditions in South Vietnam, but it said it does not know to what extent this may have happened. Shortly after the fall of South Vietnam, defense spokesmen told Congress they calculated about $2 billion of the $5 billion worth of military equipment taken by North Vietnam was In serviceable shape. Military officials have said that aircraft, tanks, armored personnel carriers, ships and some other gear probably would be of value only until they needed spare parts, which would not be available from the United States. Among the items listed were 48,000 radios. U.S. Army National Guard and reserve forces are still suffering from a lack of radios. The list made public by the Pentagon includes: A total of 550 M48 medium tanks and M41 light tanks, 1,200 M113 armored personnel carriers which carry troops into battle, 1,330 howitzers and large caliber self-propelled guns, 791,000 M16 rifles, 857,580 other types of rifles and 15,000. machine guns. Also Included are 63,000 light antitank weapons, 47,000 M79 grenade launchers, 12,000 mortars and 90,000 45-callber pistols. The inventory includes 430 UHL helicopters, 36 larger CH47 Chinook helicopters, 73 F5 fighter planes, 113 A37 light bombers, 36 old propeller- driven Al bombers, 90 tran- s p o r t p l a n e s a n d 2 1 2 miscellaneous aircraft. The N o r t h V i e t n a m e s e also inherited a mountain of 130,000 tons of ammunition and 42,000 trucks. Without going into details, the Pentagon list spoke of 940 naval ships and craft. Most of these were small patrol-type vessels and river warfare craft. Some of this hardware has been spotted by U.S. recon- naissance satellites as it was being moved into North Vietnam. The North Vietnamese used some of the A37 bombers.in d r i v i n g Cambodian Com- munist troops from several small islands in the'Gulf of Thailand shortly after , the collapse of anti-Communist forces in South Vietnam and Cambodia, intelligence of- ficials have reported. Despite persistent rumprs that North Vietnam was shipping some of the captured gear to insurgents in Thailand, Pentagon sources have said: they have seen no definite evidence of major .North Vietnamese gifts or sales of the American war material.W other countries or Communist rebel groups. ,,.; ..-......,.,,. MM Furnltir* 530 Monro* It Po. Plant Struck By Mystery Illness Resuming Production KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) - A b o u t o n e - t h i r d of the production workers have returned to a Kittanning electronics plant shut down six weeks ago when dozens of employes were mysteriously sickened. "The time comes when you start up or close the door f o r e v e r , " s a i d - - S h e l v a Koleckon, president of United Steelworkers Local 8529 and one of 100 employes back on the job Tuesday at Essex In- ternationa! Corp. The plant has a total of 290 employes, mostly women, and is one of the largest employers n this town Plant officials said the rest of the employes will be called back over the next two weeks as the plant moves toward resuming full production. A wave of stomach illness and dizziness hit employes Sept. 30,-and about 70 of them received hospital emergency room t r e a t m e n t . Another outbreak sent 40 workers to the hospital Oct. 7, and the plant was closed. Five of the women were hospitalized for less than a week, and state health officials said the workers suffered no permanent physical effects. "Changes have been made, and 1 feel the plant,is. safe now," Mrs. Koleckon said Monday.."But the ones wholve . gone back, in do notice every ' little, different odor, .believe me ...and I think that if even a small, minor thing .happens, there might be a stampede out of there." "1 didn't go back the first day. 1 waited three days to see how things went," said em- ploye Louise Steim. "But I'm back now, and I believe the company is doing everything that can be done to make the plant safe. "For me, it was a choice between drawing $67 a week in unemployment or $98 a week from the plant, and every penny helps;" she said. Employes began returning to the plant about two weeks ago following changes in the v e n t i l a t i o n s y s t e m a n d agreement among federal, state and union health in- spectors that they've suf- ficiently narrowed down the cause of the illness. Blended Scotch Whisky. J. MacArthur Jr. Co LOSING EBB'S HAIR SPECSAiSSTS E.T.MiLlil? 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No matter which one is caus- ing your hair loss, if you wait until you are slick bald and your hair roots are dead, you are beyond help. So. if you still have hoir on top of your head, and would like to stop hair loss and, grow more hair . . . now Is the time to do something about il before it's loo late. FREE CONSULTATION Just take a few minutes of your lime on Friday, Novsmber 12, 1976, and go to the Holiday Inn, 2500 Riverside Drive, Danville, Virginia between 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and ask the Desk Clerk for E. T. Miller's room numb«r. DON'T PUT IT OFF There is no charge or obligation ... . all consultations are private, you will not be embarrassed in any way. Going Out Of Business SALE FURNITURE UNO 613 Iris Lane 799-7723 Bargains-Bargains-Borgoins Entire Stock Must Go STORE HOURS: MON.-THURS. 4iOO PM-7iOO PIW FRI.-SAT 9:00 AWt-7:00 PM Mr. Merchant. Your Customers DEPEND On Your Keeping Them Well Informed Thru... Newspaper Advertising! 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