Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 2, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 2, 1968
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, April 2,1968 HOPE (ARK) STAR, Pffittf by Offset jp^^^^^^™~ • '^^^^^••••w Senate Gets tax Increase Answer Ready By JOE HALL • Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senile is readying an answer to president Johnson's latest appear for a tax increase. Senate Democratic leaders voiced hope of getting a vote late today on a 10 per cent income tax surcharge offered as a rider to a House-passed excise tax bill. The auto and telephone service excise rates which the measure would extend dropped automatically Monday. But the government has asked the companies to continue to collect them at the old rates since Congress is considered certain to extend thern retroactively. The key test on tying an income-tax increase to the bill will come on a package amendment sponsored by Sens. John J. Williams, R-Del., and George A, Smathers,D-Fla. This proposal also contains a $6 billion spending cut and other expenditure controls. Smnthers said he felt Johnson's Sunday night speech had given the amendment an important boost. The President not only renewed his plea for the tax-hike but said he would go along with budget reductions voted by the Congress. However, Williams said it would be a mistake to view the speech as ;in endorsement for the package amendment. The Delaware Republican said he checked high administration officials and was told they were not supporting the package. They opposed it strflngly in Senate Finance Committee hearings. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., floor manager for the legislation, said the administration stilj: finds the specific spending resections in the amendment totally unacceptable. Fpr example, he said, one provision that would require a 315;000 rollback in the number of federal employes was completely unworkable. Sfhathers and Long agreed that; if the Senate adopts the ampdrflent"~ tti&re is slight chance the House will accept it since the House always has been jealous of its right toorigi- nat4"major tax legislation. Shocked by Withdrawal of Johnson LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Wil- llanj W. Heath, the United States ambassador to Sweden, said; Monday night that he was ihocfced and disappointed by President Johnson's withdrawal from the presidential race. "i think our nation needed ia£ he had to offer," Heath slid; "I could see how terribly he'd; aged in the last two or thre£ years. . . . the stresses ind ; burdens of what he's done i. « and 1 wondered, how much tie should contribute, how much lie : should do, how much lie should give." Heath was in Little Rock to itteijd the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of Dil- farj_ Department Stores, Inc. ay Is Downtown Value Pay In their own trenches surrounding the area and keep New Concept in Heart Transplants By FRANK CAREY AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A high-ranking government heart researcher forecasts development by 1973 of a totally im- plantable artificial heart based on a new concept of energy-supply: Use of the body's own digested food and inhaled oxygen. Electrical energy to pump the robot heart would come from a fuel cell that would burn oxygen from the blood stream and also glucose, a form of sugar produced by food digested in the normal fashion. Dr. Frank Hastings, chief of the artificial heart research program of the National Heart Institute, told The Associated Press that promising results have been achieved at the laboratory level in developing the fuel-cell concept. He said it looks like the best prospect yet for ultimately making completely implantable artificial hearts available to hundreds of thousands of cardiac patients newly stricken each year. He indicated it would eliminate the need for human heart transplants. The idea would be to graft the fuel-cell—consisting of a porous but tough, jelly-like plastic material—into the aorta, the body's major artery, beginning at the point where the blood vessel normally connects with the natural heart. The cell would employ a thin sheet of gold-alloy fibers wlu'ch would act as a catalyst in promoting energy-producing chemical reactions. Electrical energy, produced by the fuel-cell, would flow to the "muscles" of the nearby implanted artificial heart, enabling it to pump blood in and out of itself. The robot heart itself would consist of a tough but flexible rubbery material, which would be covered with a thin envelope of living tissue fashioned from a vein in tho patient's leg. Indicating that energy-supply is the major problem in the quest for perfecting artificial hearts, Dr. Hastings said the fuel-cell concept has certain theoretical advantages—including potentially greater safety- over a system that envisions using radioactive Plutonium as the power source. A version of the latter system is also being developed by the National Heart Institute in cooperation with the Atomic Energy Commission. Hastings said the fuel-cell is being developed under a $325,000 NHI contract by the Monsanto Research Corp. of Everett, Mass., one of many firms cooperating in the institute's many-faceted, $8.5 million-a- year program aimed at developing improved "circulatory assist devices," including artificial hearts. He said that while certain problems remain to be solved, the first robot heart employing the system should be ready for human use "in four to five years." Candidate Names Manager By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARAGOULD', Ark.'(AP) Dr. Ralph Ration of Paragould, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for congressman from the 1st District, has namivd Dick Herget his campaign chairman. Herget, a Paragould insurance man, said Monday Ratton's headquarters at Paragould would be formally opened at a later date. Arlcla Not to Raise Rates LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Lindsey Hatchett, vice president of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., informed the state Public Service Commission Monday that the firm would not raise its rates to dgmestic customers on its integrated system this year. Hatchett said, however, that the cost of gas to the firm ha1 risen enough to establish an increase of 2 cents a 1,000 cubic feet. Honey supplies quick energy to the body because it goes right into the blood stream. 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Brestansky, who was heading an investigation of persecution during Czechoslovakia's decade of Stalinist repression in the 1950's, vanished Thursday on his way from the Supreme Court to the Justice Ministry in downtown Prague. His death comes in the midst of Czechoslovakia's drive toward liberalization. Only three weeks ago, Deputy Vladimir Janko. an old-liner, was found fatally wounded. Officials called his death a suicide. Police had said they were looking for a visitor to Brestan- sky's office who told secretaries he was carrying secret papers. The two talked only two minutes before the visitor left the judge's chambers, on the eve of his disappearance, witnesses said. Dr. Josef Hambalek, president of the Bratislava district court and a long-time friend, said he had spoken to Brestan- sky by phone shortly before he dropped from sight. He excluded the possibility of suicide, saying the judge, 42, was a person of "strong character." CtfffCMSfOflf by U.S. In Gold Pott By JOSEPH R. COYNB Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) .« The United States granted some sweetening concessions to eontl* nental Europe in winning agree' fflent thts past weekend oa a plan to create new international money. The big sweetener is a veto over some basic operations of the international Monetary Fund by the six Common Market countries. This was revealed by U.S. officials who said the new plan for paper gold adopted at Stockholm this past weekend can work without French participation but it will be a year at the earliest, and undoubtedly longer, before any paper gold will change hands. "They can't wreck it," one official said of French reluctance to go along with the plan approved by the other nine richest nations of the non-Communist world—including France's five common market partners. Congress will be asked to approve this year the new arrangement—together with the basic reform in the IMF-and government officials say they are optimistic about its chances in both the House and the Senate. The IMF reforms consist of changes in voting requirements on three specific issues to give a veto to the Common Market- France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. 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