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THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Toettfay, Jiue 2, 1*70 Page A-3 Navy Group income ra*p eruv ian Quake Death Toll May Hit 30,000 Opposes Viet War WASHINGTON (Art - The antiwar movement has reached the U.S. military officers corps. Calling themselves the Con. cerned Officers Movement, about 25 Washington-based officers, mostly Navy men, have banded together to provide a forum for what they say is growing disillusionment among their ranks with the Indochina war. A leader says the small group is probably the first antiwar or- ganiiation at the. officer level. "Most of the junior officers are somewhat disillusioned about the war in Indochina," Lt (j.g.) Phil Lehman, a Harvard graduate with eight months of Vietnam duty behind him, told a reporter. Lehman, now in a supply billet here, said the group has broader concerns than the war -- military justice and what he called "the quality of life in the military." The group reportedly has contacted other bases with favorable responses coming from California, Florida and Rhode Island. The chief tool the organization uses to spread its views is a monthly newsletter. The first issue of the newsletter, distributed in April, contended that U.S. policies had "turned an internal political struggle into a nation-destroying blood bath" in Vietnam. Through its newsletter, the organization said its purpose is to "serve notice to the military and the nation that the officer corps is not part of a silent majority, that it is not going to let its thought be fashioned by the Pentagon." Lehman said his commanding officer discussed the matter with him but there was no harassment. Nobody has suggested he stop his activity-- "not. man said. yet"-- Leh- The lieutenant said the newsletter is being put out in conformity with regulations, since neither government facilities, materials nor time are used. Lehman indicated the organization makes strong efforts to avoid inflammatory rhetoric in getting its ideas across. Lehman said most of the members of the organization entered the service, as-, he did, through BOTC or received commissions from officers-candidate schools. None are "career motivated," he said. -. They range in age from 23 to 30, several are doctors and a number of them have served in Vietnam. Asked why he joined BOTC, 'Lehman said he was perfectly willing to serve. "I felt I had to serve my military obligation and that being an officer in the Navy was the best way to do this," he said. Lehman agreed that a number of enlisted men's antiwar activist groups have been in the field for some time. But, he said, "they don't welcome officer participation." Anyway, he added, "they are more radical than we are," Surcharge Ends July 1 WASHINGTON A» - Pay envelopes grow a little fatter next month when the income tax surcharge, imposed in Lyndon B. Johnson's last year as president to help pay for the Vietnam war, becomes histwry. The tax, originally 10 per cent, was cut in half last January and dies altogether July 1, he day the government's new fiscal year begins. Its passing will cost $4.5 billion in federal revenue. But strapped as the Nixon administration is for cash, with budget deficits predicted for tfie old and the new fiscal years, 1che surtax's death may help provide something needed even more: consumer buying to help end the near-recession before the November congressional elections. As a result primarily of ithe surtax's political unpopularity, the Nixon administration is sticking currently to its plan to let it fade away. But Nixon has pledged to ;ask Congress for new taxes next January if conditions don't improve. He already has requested a new tax on gasoline containing lead. He is content for now to let: a small deficit- estimated by bis planners at $1.8 billion for tfte year beginning in July- staitf, mainly because his analysts say it is caused by a drop in corporate income taxes brought on by the business doldrums. Ending the surtax won't mean much to the average taxpayer -- an extra 70 cents a week tfor four-member families with $5,000 yearly incomes, $1.70" if income is $10,000-but taken together it will be a substantial economic stimulant match ing the one that accompanied the January cut Dr. Harold C. Passer, the Commerce Department's chief economist, last week listed the expiration of the surtax as one of the major factors behind official administration forecasts of a business upturn. The others were smaller-$4 billion firom higher Social Security payments and $3 billion from higher federal pay. The cut will be especially welcome to taxpayers with incomes of $5,000, because their Withholding taxes actually rose in January despite the surtax reduction. Last year, $5.70 was.deducted from weekly pay of $96.15. Since then it has been $6.10, an anomaly the Internal Revenue Services called a "quirk." It TOS caused, the IRS said, by bugs in LIMA, Peru (AP) - The Peruvian government rushed aid today to the 600-mile stretch of coastline devastated by a massive earthquake over the weekend. The confirmed death toll passed 1,000, and officials expressed fear mat as many as 30,000 may have died. The quake Sunday afternoon lasted only 40 seconds, but destroyed thousands of buildings and almost totally demolished a number of towns. Pilots of military observation planes reported entire villages "erased from the map" by earth slides or floods from Andean mountain lakes. Official figures put the num. lasco to Chimbote Monday night, was returning to Lima with 300 injured persons. A battalion of army engineers was en route by road to begin removing rubble from highways and rebuilding bridgesT Army communications men were setting up a radio network to replace the ham operators who lave been the only communication channel with much of the ber of known Huarai, 175 Lima, and at dead at 630 in miles north 200 at the port town of Chimbote, some 35 miles to the northwest Reports from dozens of other Peruvian cities raised the confirmed total of dead to more than 1,000. Government spokesmen said more than 200,000 persons were homeless; with winter setting in the Andes, there was fear of pneumonia and other illness as sleet and rain plagued those seeking shelter. Twenty army paratroopers from Lima were to be dropped today into Huaraz, a city of 22,000 high in the Andes that suffered 95 per cent destruction in the quake. After the paratroopers established communications, more air drops were to deliver provisions, doctors and medical supplies. Huaraz then will serve as a center of relief operations for the surrounding area. The navy training ship Independencia was sailing today to Chimbote to serve as a hospital ship, for that area. "The navy 'cruiser Bolognesi, which took President Juan Ve- stricken area. Landslides bridges were blocked roads, down, and fog rolled in over mountain passes, making air access almost impossible. . The government issued a communique Monday night stating that "given the magnitude of the catastrophe, it is estimated that the number of dead and injured is high." But officials were holding down the official death count to avoid panic. The disaster hit the central and northern reaches of Peru and covered the largest area affected by any Peruvian quake in memory. The area includes 10 states with a population of about 6 million. - Officials feared thousands of persons were killed by floods when the quake ripped away natural dikes holding back one or more lakes in the mountains. An American priest said in a ham broadcast that about 15,000 persons had been killed in Huaraz. Another amateur radio operator in Caraz, 45 miles to the northwest, said tons of water had come crashing down and had completed the destruction begun by the earthquake the day before. He estimated the total dead in Caraz at 2,000. But government officials said ham operators tended to exaggerate casualty figures. Three American missionaries TOWN RAZED BY PERUVIAN EARTHQUAKE - Residents walk through debris-strewn streets of Huarmoy, Peru, on Monday. Officials said the town was about 90 per cent destroyed by Sunday's massive earthquake which caused widespread death and destruction through Peru. Elsewhere officials reported a number of cities almost totally demolished with entire villages erased from the map. One pilot flying over the site of the city of Yungay, reported that Yungay "has disappeared - it is no more." (AP Wire- photo by radio from lima) were reported killed and two Peace Corps workers were presumed dead. Authorities were also concerned over the fate of Japanese and Czechoslovak mountain climbing expeditions that were in the ravaged area. As the Peruvian government mobilized its forces to aid the quake victims, help poured in from abroad, Chile rushed two cargo planes loaded with relief supplies to the area, and a third plane was standing by to carry doctors and nurses. Argentina sent a planeload of supplies. The United States was sending a large cargo plane loaded with rescue helicopters and was flying a medical team and supplies from Panama. A Soviet ship at Cartagena, Colombia, offered to send doctors and medicine. U.S. Ambassador Taylor Belcher presented Peru's first lady, who is honorary president of the national assistance board, with a check for $25,000. U.N. Secretary-General U Thant announced that he was sending $20,000. The U.N. Children's Fund donated $20,000 worth of equipment. Thai Cabinet Pledges Aid To Cambodia BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -4 Thailand decided today to give large-scale military aid to Cambodia, including sending of volunteers. But in its decision the Cabinet stipulated that any troops would be Thais of Cambodian descent Sources said the volunteers would be drawn mainly from an estimated 500,000 Thais of Cambodian descent who live in the eight Thai provinces along the 400 miles of the Cambodian-Thai border. The decision represented a modification of a previous policy outlined Monday by Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn, who said the volunteers would be made up of Thais and Cambodians. _ A government spokesman said after the Cabinet meeting agreement was reached on all proposals for military assistance to Cambodia. He did not specify what the proposals were. But Thai offi- ciuls previously have said they would include mobile medical units, vehicles, 50,000 sets of uniforms, canteens, boots, mosquito nets and ponchos, a flotilla of 20 gunboats to patrol the Mekong River and a naval detachment to patrol Cambodian coastal waters* UNDERWATER MONUMENT The .Buck Island National Monument lies entirely underwater. Visitors to this Virgin Islands attraction snorkel above a coral garden which teems with tropical fish. Study Charges Consumers Lack Safety Guarantees the complex mathematical for. mulas needed to figure out tiie new low income allowance included in the Tax Reform Act Congress passed last Decent* er. The Social Security laws already have provided a minor bonanza for some tiigher-inco me taxpayers, and more will be affected as the year wears on. The taxes are collected at the rate of 4.8 per cent until they reach a maximum of $374.40 for the year. People making about $17,800 reach the limit this week, and those making $15,000 pay through July. Anyone who makes $7,800 less pays all year. or Nixon Likely To Approve Warplane Sale To Israel WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon, alarmed over the Soviet military buildup in Egypt, is expected in the near future to approve the sale of more combat planes to Israel and announce resumption of diplomatic efforts to defuse the tense Middle East situation. x Nixon is due to announce his decision as soon as an administration review of the Middle East situation has been completed. The President ordered the fresh evaluation six weeks ago after Russian fighter pilots started flying missions inside Egypt- a move Nixon considers ominous. The administration came under new pressure Monday to sell planes to Israel when a letter signed by 73 senators was delivered to the State Department by Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott "We believe the United States should now announce its intention to provide Israel the aircraft it so urgently needs for its defense," the senators urged. Scott said such action by the United States would be "a credible response to the Soviet escalation of the Middle East conflict" He also presented Asst Secretary of State David M, Abshire a copy of a joint resolution to be introduced today that blames the use of Soviet pilots and mis- sile site technicians for increasing tensions in the Middle East. The letter signed by the senators reached the administration coincident with a growing fed- ing among Nixon policy makers that a forceful American response is necessary. It should embrace not mily more weapons for Israel, the policy makers report, but also a determined new effort to maike a fresh start in tiie search for a Middle East peace settlement. Asst. Secretary of State Joseph Sisco had arranged a meeting this week with Soviiet Ambassador Anatoly F, Dobrynin to make a straight probe of Russia's real intentions in intervening so directly in the Mddlle East conflict. Sisco and Secretary of State William P. Rogers, who also is expected to talk with Dobrynin, want to find out how far fhe Russians are going in military operations with the Egyptians - whether they intend to move toward combat involvemiHit along the Suez Canal. In addition, Sisco and Rogers reportedly want to know whether Russia is interested in tryiing to resolve the new cri.-jis through new peace making efforts. At the same time authoriti.es here feel a U.S. preoccupation only with peaceful measures would be taken as dangerous evidence of weakness. W A S H I N G T O N (AP) Congressional penny-pinching and bureaucratic sluggishness have created a facade of consumer protection but no realistic program, the National Commission on Product Safety was told today. "One consequence of these conditions has been widespread public deception," declared a special report prepared for the commission by Howard A Heffron, former law professor at the University of Washington. "Contrary to broad public expectations urgent problems of product safety are not being handled," the report said. "If these conditions. persist the agencies will serve mainly to insulate resistant industry from legitimate public demands for safer consumer products." The 181-page report was contracted by the commission to Mandel Bid For Election Due Tuesday ANNAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Marvin Mandel will announce at noon next Tuesday that he will seek re-election in the fall primary. Invitations were sent out today from Baltimore bearing the name of "Citizens Committee for Governor Mandel," announcing that tiie governor would make his intentions known at noon June 9 in his Annapolic reception room. Although the invitations were mailed from Baltimore, they had been addressed in the governor's Annapolis office. The governor plans also to announce at that time that those running on his ticket will be Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and Atty. Gen. Francis B.Burch, both seeking re-election; and Secretary of State Blair Lee ED, who will be vying for the new office of lieutenant governor. Burch has already announced his intentions to seek re-election. Mandel Scans Campaigning In Britain LONDON (AP) - Puffing on a newly-purchased English pipe, Gov. Marvin Mandel shook hands with .Prime Minister Harold Wilson, then listened as the Labor party leader addressed a street crowd. Only months away from an election himself, the governor spent much of Monday, his second day in England, observing British electioneering. Besides meeting Wilson briefly, Mandel heard part of a speech to a party gathering by Conservation party leader Edward Heath and discussed precinct-level politics with Labor party workers. Mandel is in England to boost Maryland efforts to attract trade for the port of Baltimore. He presided over a banquet for industrial leaders before taking off to watch British politics at work. The governor met Wilson at a street rally in Kings Cross, a shabby district of North London. "Pve been a guest in your state many times," the Prime Minister said as the two were introduced. "Pm pleased to meet you," Mandel responded. After listening to Wilson exchange banter with a noisy street crowd, the governor drove to a Conservative party meeting at a church hall in Westminister and heard the end of Heath's speech to the upper crust party faithful. study federal laws covering afety requirements for automo iles, flammable fabrics and lazardous substances, including toys. Commission Chairman Arnold B. Elkind said the findings were not necessarily endorsed by his agency but were being released n hopes all interested parties would find them useful. The Heffron report was aimed at tiie Food and Drug Adminis- toation, the Commerce Department and the Bureau of High- Letter's Hagerstown Marybud FREE Fur Restyling Consultation W« Be Held Friday June 5th 10:00 AJM. 'til 8:00 PJN. Up Dot* Your Out Doted Furs GIVE HER THE BEST 1021 . . . to round out one of life s great thrills, receiving her diploma. For her weekend trips, the No, 1000 Cosmetic Case or No. 1021 Weekender. She'll adorn the beautiful weather-resistant coverings, the foam- rubber padded handles and many other features. American Tourister is available in 9 colors and 30 styles and sizes . . . prices start at $20.00. THE LEATHER SHOP 218 N. Marlctt St. Frederick, Md. ^ . C. Contractors jiven Quota Plan WASHINGTON (AP) - The Labor Department has told federal construction contractors in he Washington area to hire 3,500 more minority-group workers by 1974. The "Washington Plan" is the nation's second such enforced quota plan. The first was the 'Philadelphia Plan" handed lown last year. Chicago and Pittsburgh worked out voluntary plans. The Washington Plan covers ederal construction contracts of 500,000 or more and sets quotas of minority workers ranging from 25 to 43 per cent among 12 skilled trades. Carpenters were not included n the plan, announced Monday, because the department concluded they were making good- aith efforts to expand their hir- ng of minority workers. Trades covered are electricians, painters, plumbers, pipe- liters, iron workers, sheet-met- ll workers, elevator construe- ors, asbestos workers, lathers, )oilermakers, tile workers and glaziers. way Safety in the Transportation Department. They were criticized for their respective handling of hazardous substances, flammable products and auto safety. Congress, which set up the commission with a joint resolution in 1967, came in for a measure of criticism. "While Congress has committed vast paper power to agency discretion,*' said the report, "it has failed to provide agency resources commensurate with the regulatory problems presented. The facade of consumer protection programs but'net the reality has been created." "The report also charged the agencies almost instinctively approach any problem "so as to seek accommodation with the regulated industry and to avoid .major conflict with it." The report concluded there is no simple way to invigorate the safely programs. "The overriding need," it said, "is for adequate funding and facilities. Fulfillment of this need, however, will only make more vigorous administration possible, but not insure it." {QotnAiefo tSe The Cost is ALWAYS a matter of your own cMce. DAILEY'S FUNERAL HOME 1201 NORTH MARKET ST. Successor TO C. £. Cline Son EST. IMS Tradition -- Understanding and Personal Attention is always extended at Daifcy's. Ann Arbor Coed Slaying Case Opens ANN ARBOR; Mich. (AP) A 22-year-old college senior goes on trial today charged with the strangulation murder of a pretty coed-- one of seven young women slain in a two-year span in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. The defendant is John Norman Collins, who has been in the Washtenaw County jail for the past 10 months. Collins is accused in the slaying of 18-year-old Karen Sue Beineman, a student at Eastern Michigan University, whose nude, battered and sexually molested body was found in a wooded area on the edge of Ann Arbor last July. No charges have been filed in the other six slayings. Human Relations Council of Frederick County, Maryland ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION POSITION: Executive Director, Frederick County Human Relations Council. QUALIFICATIONS: College degree. Previous experience in inter-group relations, education, law, journalism, public relations, counseling or related fields. DUTIES: Plans, administers and correlates all services of the Council. Prepares agenda for meetings of the Commission. Interprets Civil Rights laws and policies on human relations to representatives of business, industry, professional associations, and others. Inquires into problem areas of interracial relations with view toward resolution of issues. Conducts studies, surveys, etc. Conducts educational and other pro-ams to promote equal rights and opportunities. SALARY RANGE: $9,000 - $11,000. APPLICATION AND RESUME: By June 30, 1970 to: Robert G. Smith Human Relations Council of Frederick County Winchester Hall Frederick, Maryland 21701 The Graduation Gift She Will Always Keep... A "SWEETHEART CHEST" An attractive piece of furniture. A plac» to keep those cherished "Things" she will need for the important years of the future. And guaranteed moth protection too. '69.95 to '119.95 Choice Of Woods And Styles C L I M E ' S FURNITURE STORE THIS COUPON IS WORTH 10 10 S. Market 662-1175 8 E. Patrick Towards The Purchase Of A Lane Sweetheart CHEST At CLINE'S FURNITURE STORE NOT GOOD AFTER JULY 1st Budget Payments At No Additional Costs CM o«t aid Mi* EWSPAPERl

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