The Times-News from Twin Falls, Idaho on January 19, 1978 · 6
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Thursday, January 19, 1978
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6 Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Thursday, January 19, 1978 Hughe aide renounces benefits pp Carter's "Uncle Buddy' dies r ALTON CARTER 4 ' ' 4 j y. -UMihiWi-rWM-iriMnftiirtiiii rift - Gem officer astronaut pick MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (UPI) - An engineering background and practical experience are two things Capt. Michael Mullane says he has going for him as one of the nation's newly-selected astronauts. Mullane is temporarily assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho as a weapons systems operator, He is flying test programs. He was one of 35 persons selected Monday by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Mullane, 32, is assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where he also works on test programs for the F-4 Phantom and the - F-lll aircraft. n Although NASA started taking ap-,N plications about two and one-half years - ago Mullane didn't apply until six months later through the U.S. Air Force. After selection in that branch of the military he competed against candidates from other military branches as well as civilians. NASA called the list of hundreds Bella wins court ruling ( S v BELLA ABZUG Airplane crash kills three PUEBLO, Colo. (UPI) - Three persons were killed Wednesday in the crash of a Frontier Airlines training jet that went down while attempting a practice takeoff from Pueblo Airport. Identifications of the victims were withheld pending notification of relatives. Frontier spokesman Bob Schulman said ' one student and two instructors were aboard the deHavilland Twin Otter Propjet. He said the plane was practicing takeof fs and landings at the airport when it crashed shortly after 3 p.m. He said the plane was doing what is called "touch and go's" at the airport, lifting off and landing periodically in a ; D-Day today ;;; MINNEAPOLIS UPI) -J Today is D-Day in Minnesota. It the state's fourth annual .'"Don't Smoke Day" and .thousands of people including all 2,300 students and teachers at Mesabi Community College have - pledged to give up tobacco for the occasion. MOVIE GUIDE FOR FAMILIES ; G: General Audiences film con lams no molerioK fosl pare1' ore likely lo consider objectionable even ior younger children. PG: Pofen'al Guidance Sugges'ed Roting coupons parent Ihey might convder some matertol unsuitable lor children It urges parent lo in guire about the film before de Cidmg on a?endonce R; flestntted film contain odull type material ond those under 17 years ot age are not admitted ex-cppt m the company o' o parent or an adult guardian ;?s X: lr,! ' pate'ly on adult type film 06 no oe ur-de' 17 is cor"i"ed The aqe d--it may be h.ghei n -!Di-e f-'oce1! Motion Picture Association o America ON SALE: Twin AMERICUS, Ga. (UPI) - President Carter's uncle, Alton Carter, described as "sort of like a second father" to the president, died Wednesday night at Americus-Sumter County Hospital. He was 89. Alton Carter had been hospitalized Jan. 8 for gall bladder surgery and apparently suffered complications after the operation, according to his son, Don Carter. No cause of death was immediately available. He was listed in serious condition earlier this week. Another son, State Sen. Hugh Carter, said his father lapsed into a "partial coma" toward the end. "The end was very quiet," he said. The president, who called Alton Carter "Uncle Buddy," telephoned the hospital early Wednesday to check on his uncle's condition. The body was taken to Hancock Funeral Home in Americus. The funeral was scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, with burial to be in that town's Lebanon Cemetery. The president and Mrs. Carter are scheduled to arrive in Georgia for a three-day visit Friday afternoon. and came up with the final 35 names. Mullane has a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institue of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. He is a graduate of the flight test engineer course given by the Air Force test pilot school at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. "I think those two qualifications are pretty important having an engineering background and the practical experience of applying that background to various test programs," Mullane said. He is working with a test program which will end March 31. Mullane and the other 34 candidates will enter training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., July 1 for a two-year, period. The trainees will be required to meet certain standards set by NASA. Some of them could be released before the training is completed. NASA will make the final selection of astronauts. . NEW YORK (UPI) - Trying to avoid her third political setback in 16 months, Bella Abzug Wednesday won a court ruling giving her the Democratic nomination for the congressional seat vacated by Mayor Edward Koch. Mrs. Abzug, the ex-congresswoman whose bullhorn voice and floppy hats made her a distinctive figure on the national scene, bumped Vanderbilt heir Carter Burden as the party's nominee in the Feb. 14 special election. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Max Bloom ruled valid six ballots that were cast for Mrs. Abzug at a district Democratic convention last Sunday but were disallowed because they were marked on the wrong color paper. Burden edged Mrs. Abzug by half a percentage point on the third ballot at the convention, but validation of all six controversial markers gave her the victory in the weighted vote system. Mrs. Abzug planned to hit the subways this morning to shake hands, while Burden, a former city councilman, scheduled a news conference to announce whether he would appeal the court decision. training maneuver. "During a takeoff something happened and the plane vas in the air," Schulman said. "It is confirmed there was an explosion on impact and three persons were killed. "The weather was reported good and the wind was only 13 miles per hour when the crash occurred." The National Safety Transportation Board was investigating the cause of the crash. A spokesman at Pueblo Police Headquarters said the three bodies were taken to St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. !arlem rlobetrotters 1978WorldTour WED., JAN. 25 7:30 PM TWIN FALLS HIGH SCHOOL GYM TICKETS: $5.00 INFO: 733-6551 S1.00 DISCOUNT CHILDREN 12 4 UNDER Falls High School, Donne ley Sporting Goods, Sherwoods 11 XX1WJU! 5fflT LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) -Chuck Waldon, an aide to Howard Hughes who was with the industrialist the week before his death in April 1976, Wednesday signed away an estimated $10 million in benefits he might receive should the so-called Mormon will of Hughes be proved valid. Waldon became the second Hughes aide to sign the document renouncing any benefits from the Mormon document. Previously, Hughes companion John Holmes signed the formal renunciation presented him by attorney Harold Rhoden, co-executor of the "will." The declaration says that' although the exact amount of Hughes' estate is not known, each of his aides could expect to receive $10 million or more should the document be proved genuine. Previously, Waldron testified he saw Hughes inject himself on numerous occasions with a hypodermic needle after 1971, the year Waldron joined Hughes. Waldron was not asked what was inside the needle. But it was learned that Waldon told federal drug enforcement agents during an informal meeting Tuesday that the substance was the pain-killer codeine. Rhoden asked Waldron: Technicality interferes with re-enactment plans WELLFLEET, Mass. (UPI) - It was meant as a historic 75th anniversary re-enactment of Guglielmo Marconi's first trans-Atlantic radio message. Instead it was a classic example of lack of communication. A Federal Communications Commission technicality puzzled the State Department and caused heated arguments in Parliament, and when the bureaucratic smoke cleared the messages were never sent. A bit of background: At the turn of the century, Marconi the Nobel Prizewinning Italian inventor known as the ' father of radio" built the first trans-Atlantic wireless station on a sandy bluff overlooking the ocean in this Cape Cod town. He also built a sister outpost at Poldhu in southern England so there would be a minimum of atmospheric interference between the two shores. On the chilly night of Jan. 18, 1903, Marconi transmitted the first messages between world leaders. President Theodore Roosevelt sent a long-winded message to King Edward VII extolling the "wonderful triumph of scientific research" which made it all possible, and extended "the most cordial greeting to all the people of the British Empire" from the United States. Fireplug status queried VENTNOR, N.J. (UPI) - There's a pint-size fireplug in Ventnor that, as comedian Rodney Dangerfield would say, "don't get no respect" not even from firefighters. It's only 14 inches high about half the size of other plugs and firemen regularly pass it by when they look for water to fight a fire. A policeman who lives on the same street said no one believes it's the genuine article. One resident, Samuel Weitz, says he has been "parking in front of the hydrant for eight years," and no one ever said anything about it. Until now. Patrolman Martin Aberman went by the other day and saw Weitz' car in front of the hydrant. Aberman wasn't sure whether the plug should be treated like other hydrants, so he asked three other policemen to take a look. Polygamy debated CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (UPI) - The first public hearing on a proposed constitution for the U.S. Virgin Islands turned into a debate on polygamy. One of the first witnesses at the hearing last weekend was Maanazo Lamakolo, a Black Muslim, who urged the removal of a prohibition on polygamy. Lamnkolo said banning polygamy "infringes upon the religious rights of all Moslems." "ALL YOU CAN EAT" OVER 60 DIFFERENT SALADS & SPECIALTY ITEMS ON OUR BIG SMORGASBORD DAILY TUES. - FRI. 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. - SUN. 12-4 P.M. FISH-O-RAMA BAKED, FRIED, FRESH FISH FRI. 'SAT., 5-10 P.M. DEPOT GRILL 545 Shoshone South, Twin Falls $2S0 Daily MM. -2 CM. The Caboose toon The "Falls" Restaurant & Lounge In the Blue Lakes Inn UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! To get acquainted ... For your listening pleasure we present . ... "THEKELTZ" During Twin Falls Longest Happy Hour .. . 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hot Hors d'oeuvres For your dancing pleasure . . . "THE WRIGHT CO." 8:30 p.m. -1 a.m. Fine dining from 5 to 1 1 p.m. RESTAURANT & LOUNGE ' 1357 BLUE 1 LAKES BIVD.N . TWIN "After 1971 there were times when you saw Mr. Hughes inject himself with a hypodermic?" "That's correct," Waldron replied. "Did you know what he was injecting himself with?" "Yes." In a deposition Waldron gave to Rhoden in December 1976, the aide said he did not recall any such injections. But in a deposition given to a Texas court in July 1977, Waldron said he had refreshed his memory in reflecting on his five years of service with the industrialist and recalled the injections. Other Hughes aides, in Roosevelt immediately received a flowery response from King Edward. So last year, amateur radio operators on Cape Cod thought it would be a good idea to ask President Carter and Queen Elizabeth to exchange modern-day messages on Wednesday night. Carter agreed, but there was a hitch. There's an FCC regulation forbidding "personal third-party messages" by amateur radio operators. It was established primarily to discourage people who want to avoid overseas telephone bills. "If President Carter and trie Queen were amateur radio operators, it would've been okay," said Robert Cassler, an FCC lawyer. But the British refused to make an exception to the FCC rule. The decision was made overseas "in the Home Oftiuv It has nothing to do with us," said a spokesman Wednesday at the British embassy in Washington. When Parliament heard about the decision, some members criticized it publicly in vain. "I'm not an expert, but frankly it seems kind of petty to me," said Steve Worrel, a British Bureau spokesman for the U.S. State Department. "They considered it about six weeks ago and decided no. They weren't sure either, but Aberman issued a ticket anyway and brought the matter before Municipal Judge Genarro Consalvo. The judge said Tuesday he can't rule on the case until the fire marshal conducts an investigation into the status of the fireplug. "Something must be wrong," trie judge said, ."If three police officers don't know whether it's a working fireplug, it's time that we found out." T-N Phones 733-0931 (Or use our toll-free lines) HURRY! ENDS THURSDAY! J--L-TL.'- rl -i . . t .. WLT DISNEY r.x Ti-Vx: r '-v:zs:-Jt i!t: 375 ZrLjrV " .. ' -.....aLu Fri. - Sat. ifyr.i lfri7' '" ' 11 r T ,J"",- "' 5. 10PM -rEjf s 1 " V S,1.,2-4F.M. "rfy 00 Y0U REMEMBER HURRY! ENDS THURSDAY! T T" 1 -.1 .r LJiJx.f Kj, .a- -1 rr- i i Driven ;JV fs. FAUS 1 r 1 i' r-'A? - 1 T r r i i cluding Roy Crawford, also testified they saw Hughes inject himself with codeine as late as two days before his death. Rhoden said he was attempting to show that Hughes' aides deliberately omitted any reference to Hughes' use of hypodermic injections. Waldon testified that such injections were not entered into Hughes' logs because he did not find them interesting and because Hughes was surrounded by doctors whose job it was to keep track of his medications. A federal grand jury in Las Vegas has been conducting an investigation for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to determine whether Hughes obtained drugs illegally. Waldron also testified he was ordered to shred documents following Hughes'death and obeyed the orders. He did not testify about the nature of the documents shredded, however. Looking for a better car? Look to the Classified pages of this paper for a good buy. 733-0931 . ( IF YOU PLANT IT OR FEED IT... 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