The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 6, 1975 · Page 26
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April 6, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 26

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I'ant- 2fi TIIK IIKRAI.IX Provo. Utah. Sunday. April 6. 1975 If Orphans Adopted, They Can Later Ask To Become Citizens WASHINGTON (UPI) - The South Vietnamese children being brought into this country as refugees will have no problem becoming permanent legal alien residents, a spokesman for the Immigration and Naturalizaton Servicesaid today. If they are adopted into American homes, as present plaas call for, they can apply for citizenship after two years, the official said. Unlike the 40,000 refugees who arrived from Hungary in 1956 ,ind the fi75.000 who fled Fidel (jistro's Cuba in the 1960s, the s|x)kesman said, the Vietnam hildren will not need a protective act of Congress. The i.iw makes special provision for children under 14 who enter the -vnintry with prospects for adoption, which these children fuve Mien the Hungarian refugees poured into this country in the 1950s after the Soviet Union crushed their uprising. Congress had to pass a special law to permit them to stay. They were mainly adults. This was also true of the Cuban refugees brought in by airlifts after President Lyndon B. Johnson invited them to flee to this country. In all three situations —the Hungarians, the Cubans, and the Vietnamese children —the refugees have come in first as "parolees" under a law that gives the U.S. attorney general emergency powers to admit them. Attorney General Edward H. Levi told reporters Thursday he had used this power to admit the first flight of 60 South Vietnamese children who arrived in the United States country Wednesday night. C5 Galaxy Biggest Airplane in World WASHINGTON (UPI) - The C5 Galaxy is the world's largest airplane. It is just 52 feel shorter than a football field and its tail stands six stories high. Its cost -$56 million each — made "cost overrun" a household word. It was built to carry tanks, helicopters, trucks, artillery pieces and other heavy military equipment. The C5's brightest hour was during the 1973 Yom Kippur Mideast War when a shuttle of Gis carried tanks and war material to sustain Israel. But the one that crashed at Saigon Friday was carrying people —mostly orphans headed ;or adoption in the United States --and it was the worst aviation disaster in U. S. history. In all, 81 C5s were built by iockheed Aircraft Corp. Seventy-seven remain after two others ••vere destroyed on the ground by •ircidential fires and a third mimed up after the crew made •in emergency landing. Befoe i'Viday, nobody had ever been killed in a C5. The big cargo plane, powered !iy four fanjet engines, was i ontroversial even before it first Hew in 1968. Originally, the Air Force planned to buy 120 C5s at S29 million each from the tjockheed plant at Marietta, Ga. [Jut as problems mounted and costs soared, the Pentagon cut back on its order and only 81 planes were built —but at a cost :>f $56 million apiece. President Ford Sen. William Proxmire, D- Wis., a frequent Pentagon critic, exposed th escalating costs and the resulting controversy made made "cost overrun"a part of the American language. The Galaxy is 248 feet long and has a wingpan of 223 feet. It was seleced by the Air Force over a design by Boeing, which was later re-designed into a commercial aircraft, the 747 Jumbo Jet. Because the Galxy is not considered economical for pas- enger use, Friday's orphan flight probably carried more passengers than any other C5. That flight was used to ferry the children because it was already going into Saigon with military equipment and would have left empty. Even though the C5 has not lived up to all its expectations, the men who fly it call it a good plane. Although apparntly not involved in Friday's disaster, the most serious C5 problem is the wings, originally designed to last 30,000 flight hours. Last year, the Pentagon said they would survive only 17,000 to 20,000 hours. And two months ago, the figures were revised downward to only 9,500-13,000 hours. Defese Secetary James R. Schlesinger said if the wings weren't strengthened at a cost of $5 million per plane, the Air Force would have to ground some C5s in 1979. 'Old Navy Man' Hero To 900 U. S. Sailors SAN DIKGO (UPI) - President Ford, a self described "old Navy man" and proud of it, swung a sword and became a naval hero this week. The President dropped in at the mess hall at the Naval Training Center here after a busy day of speeches and a news conference stressing national defense. The only victim of the sword thrust was a gigantic cake, but Ford was certainly a hero to the 900 .sailors he joined for dinner —he gave them a presidential pardon from the disciplinary punjshmi'nts that bedevil the lives of military recruits. The hall was crowded with about 'JOG men Ford chatted with the sailors and plunged into a cafeteria line, filling his tray with fwxJ that shot his diet: roast tx-c'f, mashed potatoes, a roll, succotash, salad, and cake with strawberry sauce and icecream. The 350-pound cake was 4 by 6 feet, decorated with presidential and Navy seals worked in frosting and took Navy chefs seven days to make. Ford was handed an officer's sword and deftly opened a long slash in the yellow and white frosting, withdrew the sword, wiped the frosting off it with his fingers and licked them, smacking his lips. He brought down the house, drawing cheers and applause, when he told the sailors: "In Washington we have the headquarters of the two major political parties. I understand you've organized a third party —the marching party. "By virtue of my authority as commander in chief, I hereby order the marching party for tonight to be canceled. The short tours also will be canceled tomorrow," he added, amid loud cheers. The "marching party" and "short tour" are forms of discipline for minor offenses, involving extra calisthenics and marching for three hours carrying a 27-pound rifle. Ford drew laughter from the recruits, saying the food was better than when he was in the Navy in World War II, noting that today's sailors get "gourmet meals such as mystery meat and seagull Jello." They howled with laughter. Ford Sees No Conspiracy In Kennedy Assassination WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford, who was a member of the Warren Commission, says he has not seen any evidence indicating a conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Hut he said the Rockefeller Commission investigating the Central Intelligence Agency might take a look at recent speculation about a conspiracy. Ford was asked at his news n inference about the Warren I'ornmission findings in light of he rmvit (questions raised about . (Kissible conspiracy. Some of "•MI have speculated about .<ih.-.!hle CIA involvement. Ford suggested a careful reading of the precise language of the Warren Commission report. "We said that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin. We said we had found no evidence of conspiracy, foreign or domestic. Those words were very carefully drafted, "Ford said His apparent point was that the Warren Commission deliberately did not rule out the possibility of a conspiracy but said only that there was no evidence of it. "It is my understanding that the Rockefeller Commission may, if the facts seem to justify it, take a look at it," Ford said. MB. BACON CHIC EASY-CARE TOPS Reg. 2.96-3.37 Imported Danish sliced bacon. Great for anytime! Stock up now! Nylon knit T-shirts with colorful embroidery Cotton/polyester short sleeve shirts in prints and solids. SALE ENDS MON,, APRIL 7TH! OPEN DAILY 9-10; SUNDAY 10-7 PRIL SHOW DELI SPECIAL ROAST BEEF SANDWICH 2/88 < MEN'S VINYL SPORT OXFORDS Hearty, a great taste treat. 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