The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on August 14, 1969 · 1
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Thursday, August 14, 1969
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THE EVENING Cloudy tonight and tomorrow, chance of showers. Lows tonight ln70's. Detailed Report on Page Al J JL Vol. 119 No. 101 8eooBd-cli BoitiM paid at Baltimore. iU. BALTDIORE, THURSDAY, 'AUGUST 14 1969 60 Pages 10 Cents 3 1. fctJ WEATHER STAR If I 2EM STOCKS Sfttrofe tpk n sums Claims Pour In ForSIOOMillion Drug Refund New York WV-Consumers across the country are trying to cet Dart of a $100 million fund set up by five drug firms for users of certain wonder drugs between 1954 and 1966. The refund program is an outgrowth of a price-rigging case, pressed by the federal govern-mpnt involving five leading pharmaceutical companies. The deadline tor claims is Agusm w. Several thousand claims have been nicked ud daily at a Bronx post office by the law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro, Dennis ana Oalliean since July 1. when the drug companies advertisement publicizing the retund program appeared in about 1,500 newspapers. Peculiar Claims Along with legitimate claims, the mail also has included claims accompanied by old death certificates and false teeth, and claims whose conditions make them obviously ineligible. "One man is seeking a refund on a certain drug he purchased In 1947," commented Arthur Galliean. partner in the firm. "Not only is he not within the specified time period, but that particular drug was not pro duced until 1948." Other persons are listing drugs bought after 1966, which makes them ineligible. The $100 million fund is being provided by the drug firms of Chas Pfizer & Company, Ameri can Cyanamid, Bristol-Myers, E. R. Squibb, and Upjohn Lorn pany. ' 33 Drug Products American Cyanamid, Bristol- Mvers and Pfizer were convicted" of the charge Dec. 29, 1967. Upjohn and Squibb were not de fendants, but were namea as co-consDirators in the Justice Department suit. About 33 drug products mar keted under different names, all containing tetracycline, were ia volved in the refund program according to Gailigan's office. The federal government had chareed that tetracycline, re garded as one of most effective antibiotics, was producea tor as little as 1.6 cents a capsule put retailed for 51 cents each. Claimants say they spent an average of 50 cents to 8a cents per capsule, with some paying as high as a $1. Triple Damages Attornevs for several states Involved in damage suits believe that at least 50 per cent of the purchase price will be refunded. However, the court must deter mine the nercentage. The government suit said that $1.7 billion of the drugs were sold over the 13-vear period. The convictions, now under appeal, opened the door to a Continued, Page A 2, Col. 8 STATE DINNER FOR ASTRONAUTS Waiting to be seated at the head table for the state dinner in Los Angeles, climaxing astronauts' nationwide tour, are, from left: Vice President and Mrs. Agnew; Col. and Mrs. Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Col. and Mrs. Michael Collins; astronaut and Mrs. Neil A. Armstrong and President and Mrs. Richard Nixon. Income Rises In July Washington (Personal in come rose sharply In July with a federal pay increase the larg est component, the Commerce Denartment said today. The department s umce ot Business Economics said the $6 billion July advance, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $752.3 billion, matched its revised June increase and was about $1 billion higher than the average monthly gam in tne first half of the year. For the first seven months the nation's personal income averaged $735.3 billion at an annual rate. $60.4 billion or 9 per cent above the comparable pe riod last year. Government Pay Raise Most of the Julv increase. $5 billion, was wage and salary disbursements, wnicn rose to $513.5 billion. The main feature of the payroll gain was a $3 bil lion boost in government pay- rolls-about 52.5 pinion attrio-utahle to the third and final stage of the federal pay raise of December, 1967. Flash Northeast Jet Hijacked Miami UP) A Northeast Airlines jet was hijacked to Cuba today while on a flight from Boston to Miami, the Federal Aviation Administration said. An FAA spokesman in Miami said the Boeing 727 was seized over the Atlantic east of Jacksonville, Fla. There was no immediate word on the number of persons aboard the flight. Los Angeles (President Nixon has toasted the Apollo 11 lunar explorers as "three brave men" who penetrated the shad ows of space and camea nu-manity to new heights of imagi nation. Holding aloft a glass of cham pagne at an extraordinary state dinner Wednesday night, he told Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin. Jr., and Michael Collins, "We thank you for your courage. We thank you for raising our sights ... The sky is no longer the limit." Armstrong, mission command er and first, man on the moon, responded in a sometime quav- President Offers Toast To 'Three Brave Men' State Dinner Cost May Top $43,000 Los Angeles No one is say- ins iust how much the state dinner for the Apollo 11 astro nauts cost, but the best esti mates put the expense to taxpayers at about $43,000. An official of the Century P aza HoteL site of the attair Wednesday night, said a dinner similar to the seven-course meal I probably would cost $30. That would come to $43,200 for the 1.440 euests. but would not include other costs such as rent ing the mammoth ballroom and the conference rooms used by those who made the arrange ments. The White House said the bulk of the bill would be paid by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, witn tne rest coming from the President's en tertainment allowance. At Peace With Self About Accident, Paper Quotes Kennedy As Saying erine voice before 1,440 persons: W were very privileged to leave on the moon a plaque en dorsed by you, Mr. President, saying it was for all of man kind. . . . Perhaps in the third millennia a wayward stranger will read that plaque at Tran quillity Base and let history mark that this was the age when it became a fact. Medals Presented The glittering banquet was capped by presentation of spe cial medals to the pioneering trio and, posthumously, to three astronauts tatany ournea in a spacecraft fire in 1967. The affair climaxed a trium phant day of tours through New York and Chicago. Armstrong noted that during the New York ticker-tape tribute he saw a sign te line the astro nauts, "Through you we touched the moon." Then he said: "It1 was our privilege today to cross1 the country to touch America. Guests At Dinner Guests at the state dinner, the first held outside Washington, included members of the Cabinet and the Supreme Court, 44 gov ernors, representatives ot tne diplomatic corps and the aeros-nare business, aviation heroes, military leaders and friends and relatives of the astronauts. The 2V'2-hour, seven-course feast in a lavishly decorated ballroom of the Century Plaza Hotel broke up after cheers tor the astronauts. Overseas Hint Earlier, they were cheered by an estimated 4 million in New York city and 2 million in Chica go. Mr. Nixon hinted mat tne as tronauts mav travel overseas after their return today to Hous ton. "When they go abroad they Continued, Page A 2, Col. 61 Tax Bill Plugs Seen Leaking Boston W-Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D., Mass.), says he is privately at peace with himself about the automobile accident in which Mary Jo Kopechne, 28, a secretary to his late brother Robert, was killed. "I can live with myself," Ken-nedv said in an interview with Matthew V. Storin of the Boston Globe's Washington staff. "I feel the tragedy of the girl's death. That's on my mina. That's what I will always have to live with," Kennedy said. "But what I don't have to live with are the whispers and in-nupnrlnrs and falsehoods, be cause these have no basis in fact." In other developments invlov-Ing the July 18 accident on the ChaDDaauiddick Island section of Martha's Vineyard: The Manchester (N.h.j union Leader said that in the hours immediately after the accident, when Kennedy said he was in shock, 17 telephone calls were charged to his credit card. Petition Held Inadequate In Boston, a spokesman for the New England Telephone Company said legal restrictions nrevented him from confirming or denvins the report, but he said the use of the card am not necessarily mean that the sena tor made the calls. In Wilkes-Barre, Pa..-officials of the Common Pleas Court said a written petition that Edmund Dinis," District Attorney, sent seeking to have Miss Kopechne s ' Washington UPl The Hou:: !sft some cruc5-' loopholes in its provisions to plug tax loopholes for the v:ry rich, according to a Treasury expert. The trouble is in a section o the tax reform bill aimed at in suring that no wealthy taxpayer may completely escape federal income taxes. The bill, as drawn by the Wavs and Means Committee and passed by the House last week, plugged most of the escape hatches but left open a couple throueh which many of the wealthy could scurry, the Treas ury expert said. For vears. Congress has granted certain tax exemptions in one area or another such as mineral depletion allowances. charitable contributions, farm losses, interest from municipal and state bonds. Bunch Deductions Most of these deductions have limitations, but wealthy individ uals have been able to make investments in such a way as to bunch all these preferences and deductions to the point where they equalled their income and thus pay no taxes. So. the committee wrote into the bill a proviso to limit these preferences so that a taxpayer could not deduct more than half of his income paying taxes on the remaining half. Half And Half However, the committee ex cluded two important tax prefer ences for the oil industry the depletion allowance and certain excessive intangible drilling costs. These still may be deducted even though they may take a taxpayer below the 50 per cent limit. This is almost certain, the Continued, Page A 2, Col. 51 1,1 Of Enemy Killed In Hard Viet Fighting Soldiers Take Posts In Londonderry As Dublin Units Move body exhumed for an autopsy was not adequate. President Judge Bernard C. Brominski said either Dinis or a represent ative must appear in person. In New Bedford. Mass., Dinis said todav he is "making ef forts" to send two deputies to Wilkes-Barre Friday for an afternoon court session on his request. Would Send Aides Dinis said he probably would not co himself, but hoped to w ' ... send Feter B. Gay, tirst as sistant district attorney, and jArmand Fernades, assistant dis trict attorney. Dinis sa d he session would be a preliminary hearing in the Continued, Page A 2, Col. 5 On Other Pages The Evening Sun today is printed in four sections. Ann Landers B 3 Comics A 14 Contract Bridge B4 Editorials A 18 Feature Page CI Financial ...C8-10 Lou Panos A 19 Metropolitan Pages C 4-5 Movies-Theater A 8 Obituaries A 9 Puzzle Page B7 Sports D 1-9 Television-Radio B8-9 Women's Pages B 1-6 Lodge accuses foe of blocking talks ....Page A3. Saigon W Enemy casualties climbed steadily today as hard fiehtine was reported for the third day north of Saigon and in the coastal lowlands of South Vietnam. More action also was reported iust below the demilitarized zone, and American B-52 bomb ers made their heaviest raids there in more than three months. Allied forces claimed more than 1,700 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese killed since the ene my attacked 150 bases and towns early Tuesday m what United States analysts consider the opening "high point" of the: Communist command s tan oi- fensive. Informed sources estimated U.S. casualties at 100 to 125 killed and more than 600 wound ed. U.S. Forces Pursue Foe At the Ouan Loi-An Loc-Loc Ninh triangle, north of Saigon and close to the Cambodian bor der. American forces pursued North Vietnamese units mat made a heavy attack on the three towns early Tuesday. U.S. forces said they killed 124 North Vietnamese in five sharp hattles Wednesday and todav. while American casualties were 3 killed and 24 wounded. Farther south along the bor der, a North Vietnamese force attacked about 400 South Viet namese paratroopers just before midnight Wednesday. The paratroopers were piock- mg the southern approach to Tav Ninh citv. the key provin cial capital 55 miles northwest of Saigon. Casualties Reported The battle raged until dawn today, and afterward South Viet namese headquarters said 73 en emy dead were counted, includ ing a deputy battalion com mander and 2 company com manders. The paratroopers re ported 14 of their men killed and 43 wounded. U.S. headauarters also report ed 40 enemv mortar and rocket attacks from 8 A.M. Wednesday until 8 A.M. today, but said only 8 caused casualties or damage. "U.S. casuaties were 12 wounded with no fatalities," a communique said. Among the Americans Kinea Wednesday was a Marine battalion commander, Lt. Col. John A. Dowd, 37, of Woodbndge, Va., whn was cut down ov maenme- eun fire as he led his men in an o . . t , i attack on a treeiine neia oy North Vietnamese troops. Among 20 Marines Killed Dowd was one of the 20 Mar ines killed in a two-day battle asainst 400 North Vietnamese soldiers that raged through rice Continued, Page A3, Col. 3 Londonderry. Northern Ire-i land WV-British troops moved! into this Northern Irish city to-1 dav to halt religious rioting that raged unabated after Ulster's worst night of violence in years. Trooos of the Irish Kepu&nc moved up to the western border. The troops from Roman Catholic southern Ireland moved to the area near Londonderry to ; support five field hospitals for treating injured irom tne pre dominately Protestant north wanting to cross over. Battling Since Tuesday The southern mobilization In cluded transport and other sup port units in combat gear. The nnmher of men involved was not announced. Catholics and Protestants What And Why By the Aisoeiatti Press THE DISPUTE: Roman Cath olics, outnumbered two to one by Protestants in Northern Ire land, claim they are subject to discrimination in such matters as jobs, housing and voting. THE CAUSES: The trouble is rooted in the history of Ireland; first under English domination and then in an Ireland divided between the predominantly Catholic south and the mainly Protestant north. THE BACKGROUND: In 1916, following an uprising against the British, Ireland became a republic. This was followed by a civil war, which resulted in the division between the 26 coun ties of the south and the 6 coun ties of the north. The south has a population of 2,910,000; the north, 1,502,000. THE POLITICS: The north is dominated by the Unionist party, which is Protestant, re lated to the British Conserva tives and devoted to Northern Ireland's ties to Britain. The Nationalists, who are Catholic, are sprung from the anti-British rebels who fought England a half century ago. The top-heavy Protestant majority means that the Nationalists are outvoted on major issues. North Irelands government, under new leadership, has moved to meet some of the Catholics' complaints, but the pace has not satisfied many of them. The situation has been aggravated by extremists. have been battling almost con- tinuously since Tuesday in Lon donderry and other parts of the north, which is still part of the United Kingdom. The Northern Irish govern ment said the British troops, already stationed in the province, moved in immediately to help hard-pressed police restore order. A British force took up posi tions outside the Guildhall in Londonderry within 10 minutes after the government announced the move in Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital. The troops were fully armed. Constabulary Request A government spokesman said the reauest to use British troops had been made by the inspector general of the Royal Ulster constabulary, the north's regular police force. The request was granted by Lt. Gen. Ian Harris, commander of about 5,000 British troops in Northern Ireland, ine nutrmer of troops being used in Londonderry was not immediately known. The dispatch of southern i Irish troops underscored the stunned reaction of the Irish Republic to the violence in Northern Ireland. There was special concern in the south for Londonderry, where the fighting was centered in the Bogside, the Catholic community here. Wilson Confers Harold Wilson. Prime Minis ter of Britain, broke off his va cation to confer on the situation with James Callaghan, his home secretary, in southwest England. The talks were believed to have centered on the use of British troops, something Wilson has resisted in the past. The three - cornered governmental war of nerves erupted after a night of violence in which at least 10 persons were wound ed in shooting incidents. Homes, shops and public buildings in six major towns were set ablaze. And there were uncounted other injuries as the result of incidents other than shootings. Worst Of Rioting The worst of the rioting continued here as gasoline bombs were hurled at police this morning and another building was set ablaze in the Bogside battlefield. Police and rioters hurled bricks and rocks at each other. Shops and homes were being boarded up in preparation for another night of terror. An estimated 60 police alone Continued, Page A3, Col. 5 Treasury Chief Expects Changes In Tax Bill Washington tDJ) Treasury Secretary David M. Kennedy to day warned that tne iNixon administration probably will try to roll back some of the tax- cutting aspects of the tax-re form bill passed by the House. "On ba ance." Kennedy said, the bil as it now stands may go too far in reducing needed revenues. While everyone welcomes low i er taxes, the secretary said, "there is a point at which too deep a slash in federal reve nues could perhaps force re trenchment in important domes tic programs and even increase the already severe inflationary pressures. The text of Kennedy s tain at the dedication of a new min in Philadelphia didn't specify which portions of the tax reform bill may be too generous, but, other officials have expressed concern that too much revenue would be lost by giving many lower and middle-income fam-j ilies the double advantage of reduced tax rates and a larger standard deduction. Certain changes made by the House in President Nixon's proposal to limit the advantage from some "tax preference" froms of income, Kennedy said, "would permit many millionaires to go right on paying little or no federal income taxes." I tp ni Allonli'e Octan SCOTLAND I; MolinHtad tolhlin 'Dan.,.i IRELAND . jCHte9h t. A W .. . trims ii ien 7 V r --''Ll .. . V,ilL: Newcastle , Coven . ' ,. 1 -it ..'.. . , . 1 IRELAND vAv"; Seo ''- 1 . j 1 '. .' Kill . Longford ' , . -,; . ' ' ;.. J 1 20 ' ' V DUBLIN -TTtr' I-'"' .' ' - H IRISH TROUBLE SIT "V ' lined are the cities and tewns in Northern lmaiid where trouble Is erupting.

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