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Page 20 Frxport (III.) Journal-Standard, Wednesday, July 9, 1976 Revenue BOSTON (UPI) - The nation's mayors, under pressure from the White House, state and county officials' not to alter the method of-allocating federal revenue-sharing funds, hope to avoid a divisive fight 6n the issue. *. The U:S. Conference of Mayors' overwhelming Democratic majority split ranks Tuesday, with five big-city mayors saving they didn't think the revenue-sharing issue was important enough to risk shaky chances for'Con- gressional renewal of the funds after 1977. The mayors planned a Vote today on a recommendation' urging the government to place more emphasis on'cities' need in the annual $5 billion'distribu- tion of revenue-sharing funds. Such a change would' benefit. larger and Issue Mayors poorer cities. New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, expected to be chosen the next conference president, said revenue-sharing's. complex nature .-with funds going to states, counties and cities -made a change ihadvisable. "We have certain natural allies that are also part of the revenue-sharing .picture," he said. "We need'our allies . .and they us. Our first and foremost objective is to pass the bill." If the conference decides to seek change in the formula, he said; .an effort would be made, but "if we have to take it as it is, we'll take it as it is."» Vance Wells, president of the National "Association of Counties, and Gov. Robert Ray of Iowa, chairman of the National Governors Conference, both haye opposed any change, he said. \ ,". President Ford, who has invited 100 mayors to the White House Thursday to talk about revenue-sharing, has voiced his opposition. White House aides have lobbied against it at the conference. A conference source said the vote was unpredictable and probably would be'decided by which mayors showed up for the debate. Mayor Richard Daley, orte of the strongest backers of the need provision and perhaps its most influential supporter, returned to Chicago Tuesday. Ralph Perk of Cleveland, chairman of the GOP caucus, Tuesday offered a compromise in hopes of calming the situation. He said Republicans would support Democratic demands for $2 billion in immediate aid to cities hardest hit by unemployment, "if the big city mayors will support (the GOP) in their intention to keep revenue-sharing in the formula as it is now." Would-Be Robber Gets Stuck, Thanks Rescuers Nixon May Testify At Hearing COWING THINGS ARE COMING king sized this summer around Freeport, whether ft be flowers or insects. Ronald Dumroese (above) of 817 W] Cleveland Sfc, admires the eight-foot tall yucca flower which benefited by the hot, moist days which have typified the local weather. A forbodlng Dobson fly (below) was found, Sunday evening by Mrs. Brenda Maize, 514 N. Willow Ave., In the street outside her home. The insect, sometimes used for a fisherman's bait, had a six-Inch wingspan. four-Inch long body and an overall look that "gives you the creeps," Mrs. Maize said.-Journal-Standard Photo. Britain Wins Battle To Cut Inflation LONDON (UPI) - The government has won its first tactical victory in the battle to cut inflation, but warjied of more sacrifices to keep Britain from "crawling to international-financiers for help." • ,, Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey made the warning.in a speech to Labor party lawmakers Tuesday after leaders of the nation's 220,000 coal miners voted unanimously to give up demands for an immediate 98 per cent pay hike. "If the country does not deal with inflation now, there will have to be a 10 per cent cut in government expenditure," Healey said. "The alternative would be to have to'go crawling to international financiers for help." Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Labor government is seeking agreement with unions and employers by the end of the week on an anti-inflation package to save the faltering pound. The aim of the economic austerity program is to cut the cost-of-living rise in half by this time next year and end double-digit inflation by the end of 1976. Inflation is currently rising at 25 to 30 per cent a year - more than double the rate in most other.Western industrial countries -and is still increasing. Healey told the legislators that "creditors abroad are waiting to see what we do" and then warned of "people who could pull .the trap door from under us." Officials said the government will issue a white paper Friday detailing the anti-inflation plan. It is expected to call for voluntary pledges to bold down pay increases to 10 per cent until next summer. ' ' But the officials said the government will probably push for legal backup powers to enforce the wage restrictions if the voluntary .measures fail. The x goverjiment's first anti-inflation victory came at the influential British Miheworkers Union's annual convention. • Left-wing union leaders bowed to appeals from moderates and shelved plans to demand a.$230ra-week wage for highest-paid miners. But the miners voted unanimously to seek the Stowage at an unspecified date in the future. , • .News of the decision immediately strengthened the ailing pound. Within minutes, the British currency bounced up from ?2.18 ^nearly an all-time low to $2.20. ' WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former President Richard Nixon may be /called'as a witness before the Senate: Select Committee Investigating Intelligence Agencies, says committee chairman Sen. Frank Church. . '•' "There's a very real probability that we'll want .to explore Mr. Nixon's connection with the. Huston Plan for example," th'e Idaho Democrat told newsmen'Tuesday following a committee meeting. • The Huston pla'n was •afFelaborate covert intelligence operation set up 1 in 1970 by White House aide.Tom Huston on Nixon's orders to combat terrorism, bombings and domestic violence. Nixon killed.ihe project before it could be implemented after, objections by then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John Mitchell. •,<: Church said the committee also is interested in Nixon's..position as "action officer for the Eisenhower adminis- traion in-connection with the preparations for; the Bay of Pigs" - when Nixon was vice president. But he said that if Nixon is called it- would be, after the committee finishes the current part of its inquiry, which deals with alleged .assassination plots. The Committee Tuesday heard testimony behind closed doors from retired Maj. Gen. Edward Lansdale, an assistant to former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. • Lansdale last week denied as a "distortion" a Washington Star telephone interview in which he was quoted as saying late Attorney General Robert Kennedy ordered him in 1962 to have the CIA work out plans for '(getting rid of" Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Committee staff members separately took a deposition from Roswell Gilpatric, former undersecretary of the Air Force and former deputy secretary of defense. He may be called be>fore the full committee later. In other developments: -CIA Director William Colby released the report he made Christmas Eve to President Ford on allegations of domestic spying. It said that while Colby ended domestic surveillance,, of dissidents in 1974, he instructed- agents abroad to continue to report on foreign organizations and incidentally on their American contacts. -The CIA secretly paid $98,968 to Ashland Oil, the largest independent Today's Almanac By United Press International Today is Wednesday, July d, the 190th day of 1975 with 175 to follow. The moon is between its. new phase and first quarter. The morning stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. The evening stars are Venus and Saturn; Those born on this date, are under the sign of Cancer. Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine, was born July.9, 1819. This also is the 47th birthday of American actor Vince Edwards, • OnHhis day in history: In 1974, Earl Warren,' former governor of California and Chief Justice of the United States, died attlie age of 83. U:S. petroleum company, according to a- report by auditors. It did not say what the money was, for: ,' -Rep: Michael Harrington, D-Mass., launched a campaign to try to con- vinpe the»House its members are morally bound to .break secrecy pledges when they learn of illegal government activity. He told a a news conference he should not be censured fotfreleasing secret details last year of CIA activities in Chile. BOSTON (UPI) - Gerald Jenkins appreciated the pains officials took to apprehend him. For more than two hours Tuesday morning, Jenkins was wedged six feet down the chimney shaft of a fish store. He had to be lubricated with olive oil before rescuers could pull him free. "That's okay," Jenkins told police wfien they handcuffed him moments after he was dislodged. "1'm.glad to be out of there." ,' Jenkins, 27, then thanked his rescuers and left with police to go to jail on charges of attempted :robbery. police, said Jenkins,*a 6-foot-2, 235- pounder, had torn off a fan at the top of the shaft and tried to squeeze his way down the two-foot-square opening into the store. Firefighters spent the better part of two .hours ripping away part of the ceiling with powerful cutting tools, but it didn't work. Then some firemen spotted a few gallons of olive oil on shelves, climbed up to the roof and told Jenkins to close his eyes and stretch his arms out straight.. While they poured the oil slowly down the chute, other firemen pulled at Jenkins' legs until he was free. Secret Court Agreement May Leacl To Pt&ne Crash Settlement LOS ANGELES (UPI) - A secret court agreement Tuesday paved the way for settlement of some claims from the worst airliner crash in history, which killed 345 persons near Paris in March, 1974. The agreement, could lead to pay- meni of as much as $1 billion to relatives of those who died in the crash, including many Europeans, Japanese and others. The pretrial. manuevering in U.S. District Court has been wrapped in secrecy by Judge PiersorfM. Hall, who earlier orderjed depositions and other .court documents sealed. He ordered reporters and other spectators out of the courtroom Tuesday before lawyers discussed details of the agreement reached. _„, ••'• Also,kept confidential -even from the lawyers for the plaintiffs -was the agreement apportioning the liability for damages among the defendants, deciding who must pay how much of each settlement, and the amount of a fund set aside for such payments. ThQ defendants are the McDonnell Douglas Corp., which built the DC10 jetliner, General Dynamics, which built the fuselage, Turkish Airlines, which operated the plane and the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA was named for allegedly failing to enforce safety regulations that would have prevented the accident. _ • Relatives of the dead complained that other DClOs had had close calls because of problems with the cargo door latch, believed to be the cause of the crash, which should have prompted the FAA, the airline and the plane maker to correct the defect. Investigators said the cargo door blew, causing a sudden imbalance between the pressurized passenger cabin and,the depressurized cargo hold beneath it. The pressure difference caused the passenger deck to buckle, trapping the control cables running through it and sending the plane out of control. TWO FIVE GENERATIONS within a family resulted when Michelle Christine Schneider was born In May at Monroe, WIs. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Schneider of Monroe. Mrs. Schneider is the former Christine Hexom of Freeport; In the picture on the left great-great-grandmother Mrs. Effie Vlckers of Browntown, WIs., holds Michelle, surrounded* by Mrs. Schneider, grandmother Mrs. Beverly Sora, 2590 Stephenson Circle, and great-grandmother Mrs. Lawrence Martin of Juda, WIs. In the picture on the right great-great-grandmother Mrs. Viola Martin of Monroe holds Michelle. In the background are great-grandfather Lawrence Martin of Juda, Mrs. Sort and Mrs. Schneider. Mrs. Vlckers is 83 and Mrs. Martin is 81. Mrs. Peron Gives In On Wage Demands WHigMtoitts _.-.__ .....__•••'. ^ .Completeiarea television listings are c BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (UPI) -, The surren : der of President Maria Estela (Isabel) Peron to the ' wage demands of organized labor has imperiled the government's economic austerity program. Mrs. Peron's defeat at the hands of striking workers jeopardized her campaign to improve Argentina's worsening trade deficit and replenish its nearly bankrupt treasury. ",* , Workers called off a nationwide strike Tuesday afternoon after the president abandoned her attempt to reduce giant wage increases won in collective bargaining. Mrs. Peron had restricted wage hikes to 50 per cent, on June 28 in an attempt to make Argentina's declining exports more competitive on overseas markets. But striking workers insisted the old raises, averaging 100 per cent, were necessary to compensate for Soaring inflation running' at 110 per cent a year. , The powerful General Confederation of Labor, the AFL-CIO of Argentina, ordered its 2.5 million members on strike at midnight Sunday despite the resignation of Mrs. Peron's entire cabinet. The two-day walkout, which ended 10 hours before schedule, halted all train, bus, subway, taxi and airline service across Argentina, paralyzing the South' American nation of 25 million. Mrs. Peron, the world's first woman president, now faces the complicated task of putting together a new economic program acceptable to organized labor, the principal power base of the Peronist political movement. •, j . . In addition to the economic crisis,.she has to deal with escalating political .violence that has killed 490 persons since she took office last summer on the death of her husband, the late President Juan Domingo Peron.' Mrs. Peron suffered a humiliating political setback in the National Congress Tuesday hours after she bowed to the demands of the striking workers. The legislators, ignoring a week "of lobbying by Mrs. Peron, elected Italo Luder as leader of the senate and next in line for presidential secession. The president had wanted the post to remain vacant so Raul Lastiri, head of the Chamber of Deputies, would be next in line for her job. Lastiri is the, son-in-law of Welfare Minister Jose Lopez Rega, her closest'adviser. • Complete area television listings are carried In the "tv talk" supplement of (he Sat- unlay Sunrise edition of The Freeport Jour- nal-SUndard. 7 p.m.-Channels 6, 7, 1$, and 17- Little House on the Prairie. Laura learns a lesson when she spralas her ankle and must face the same problems as schoolmate Olga, whose one leg Is shorter than the other. 9 p.m.-Channels 8, 9, and 13- Baretta. Baretta believes a mobster, charged with the murder of his boss, was framed and seeks to find out why the man's girlfriend refuses to back up his alibi that he was with her at the time of the shooting. West By CRAIG R. WHITNEY ® 1975 N.Y. Times Service BONN, Germany - Three decades after the Holocast, West Germans no longer hang their heads with shame when they are asked about their relationship to the Jewish people. "Why should I feel guilty?" a 26-year-old student from Kiel, Frank Ollmaim, asked a questioner awhile ago - "I was not born then. I had nothing to do ^withlt." Uiimann stands on the political left, which for ideological reasons supports the cause of Palestinian liberation against what it calls the "Zionist imperialism" of the Jewish state of Israel, in the Middle East. . Biit.ithere are 26 million men and women like him whp were born after IMS - neaily half of the West German population alive today. And, in what will probably constitute a historic turn- Young Shod Past • ing point, most of them feel that the awkward,'cramped "special relationship" their parents' generation built up with Israel should be replaced by a more normal one, balanced between Israel and the Arab states, West Germany has paid billions of dollars to Israel, to Jewish organizations and to victims of. Nazism in other countries since the war, and no voices are being raised here today to say that was a mistake. But when the leaders of Israel, or of Poland, come to Bonn asking for new programs of compensation, "no" is the answer of the average German. "We think we have paid enough for the past," a construction worker said at a small pub in Plittersdorf near here. Asked if he would oppose any new large reparations payments by Bonn to Israel, he and his four companions - three men and a woman * agreed "absolutely.' , From the German point of view, the first visit to West German soil by ah Israeli premier this week marks a turning point. West German chancellors have been to Israel before, but when Willy Brandt, in Jerusalem, asked former Premier Golda Meir in 1973 if she would accept an invitation to Bonn, she hedged: "I'll have to think about.it." Premier Yitzakh Rabin is now returning Brandt's visit, though Helmut Schmidt succeeded Brandt as chancellor in 1974. Yet it is still not possible - indeed, it may never be possible - to speak of a "normal" relationship between Germans and Jews. The number of Jews who live in West Germany and West Berlin today - 28,000 - is certainly not "normal," in the light of history. There were between 500,000 and 600,000 German Jews in the country be- fore the Nazis took over in 1933. Most were exterminated by 1945, and few survivors wanted to stay in the country. .;••-. The break with what amounted to a taboo against critical examination of contemporary Jewish or Israeli life came here about the time of the 1973, Arab-Israel I war. , ' In the weeks and months afterward, as a former German Jew, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, began to take an active role in mediating in the conflict, West German television and magazines began looking at Jews in America. "per Spiegel," the weekly news magazine, did a three-part series on the subject, asking rhetorically if American Jews constituted a "secret reserve army" for Israel The West German author, Jurg'en Thorwald, concluded: "In spite of a real or pre- tended feeling of guilt or responsibility for the murder of more than 4 million Jews (n the Hitler era (from the Jewish side, the figure of 6 million is generally cited), the effects of the national? socialist propaganda invention of a 'Jewish-Bolshevist-capitalist world conspiracy' are still felt unconsciously here - the cliches of a Jewish superpower dictating Washington's decision still live on." That conclusion could be disputed. The article, however, could not have been published here 10 years ago. The tone would have been too shocking. A doctoFln the northern p"art of the country said recently, "There was a time when I just couldn't hold up my head and have a normal conversation with someone who is Jewish. But I feel the problem has been quite overcome now." '.. Others worry about this. Just last week, a court in Hamburg convicted Ludwig Hahn, the 68-yeju-oU i ut mer chief of the Gestapo in Warsaw and sentenced him to life imprisonment for murdering at least 230;000 people in the Polish city during the Nazi occupation News of the conviction received only short notice in the weekend German papers. "I know there are more and more people who would prefer not to hear about our dark past," said West German President Walter Scheel on the anniversary of the end of the war last May. "They have had enough, they say, of going around in sackcloth and ashes because crimes were committed in which they had no part. But that is not the issue. It is nonsense, of course to require a young German man or woman to pay for something that was done before they were born ... But only '

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