The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 5, 1970 · Page 2
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June 5, 1970

The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 2

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PiceA-2 THE NEWS, Fwdtriek, Maryland S, House Vote Bars Peace Corps Funds WASHINGTON (AT) - After eliminating an (80 million Peace Corpi expenditure and ending some political restrictions on overseas assistance, the House has approved a $2.2 billion foreign aid bill. The cuts made the bill, passed Thursday 193 to 15, the lowest foreign aid appropriation since the program was initiated in 1946. The Senate, however, is expected to restore the money to finance next year's Peace Corps operations. And nearly all political restrictions cut from the bill remain in effect through other laws. The cuts were made Thursday on parliamentary maneuvers. Not a cent was taken from the original $2.3 billion bill by House vote. Of the $2.22 billion total, $1.6 billion is for economic and military assistance abroad. The remainder is for programs related to foreign assistance. One of the few actual losses appeared to be a sense-of-Congress proviso that Red China should be refused admission to the United Nations. Most of the political restrictions have been renewed in the annual money bill for 18 years without ever being challenged. Their removal was pressed by House Foreign Affairs Commit* tee members on grounds they have no business In a money bill. Included were provisions that aid should not be supplied to countries supplying arms or assistance to North Vietnam or Cuba, restrictions against use of funds to build up arsenals, ^supplying aid to Communist countries, and others. Nearly all are contained in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, House members said. The $80 million Peace Corps money was knocked out on grounds Congress has not yet authorised the money. The House is expected to approve restoration of all or most of ths Peace Corps funds after the authorisation is passed and the Senate puts the money in a separate appropriation bill. All three efforts to cut foreign aid by House vote were defeat- An amendment to scratch $155 million from the program for technical assistance to underdeveloped countries lost 53 to 19 and an amendment to cut $800,000 for assistance to Cuban refugees in this country lost 45 to 40. Another amendment by Rep. H. R. Gross, R-Iowa- one of foreign aids* most vocal critics- to kill the whole $2.2 billion for next year was defeated 70 to 18. Ford Warns Soviets Gain By Protests WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford said today the Soviet Un- Cop Seeking Adoption Of Tot He Saved NEW YORK (AP) - Brooklyn policeman Jim Scott, who rescued a newborn girl abandoned near death in a hotel wash basin last week, says he wants to adopt the child. "I think I have more right to this baby than anybody," said Scott, 37, the father of three children. "When I felt that child's heartbeat and knew there was a chance she might live, everything around me seemed to jump," he said Thursday night Scott, answering a call for assistance at the hotel May 28, found the baby lying motionless. The infant was rushed to the intensive care unit at Bellevue Hospital, where Scott has visited her daily at the end of his midnight-8 a.m. shift. Unofficially, he has given her the name Eileen. "I dont want her to go to court and be raffled off," said the policeman, who with the aid of a police chaplain has applied to adopt the baby through the Department of Child Welfare. Asst, Welfare Commissioner Robert Carroll said his agency would investigate the case. Scott and his wife Dolores have a son and two daughters. They own their own home in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. "There's plenty of room for living," said Scott, " and more than enough love." ion's calculated exploitation of American antiwar sentiment could eliminate the United States as a global power without a shot being fired. The growing pacifist mood over Vietnam, Ford said, has spawned a new isolationism and prompted Americans to think it "abhorrent to take great risks involved in acting like a global power.'* This, he said, is playing into the hands of Soviet strategists whose "objective has always been the same- to destroy the United States' will to resist" In a speech prepared for graduation exercises of the National War College at Ft. McNair, the Michigan congressman cited the Prussian military theoritician, Von Clausewitz, who wrote the purpose of war is not the physical destruction of the enemy but the destruction of the enemy's will to resist "It is in Indochina that the Soviet Union has come closest to destroying the U.S. will to Desist," Ford said. "We have seen a rise in pacifist sentiment, skillfully exploited by American subversives and revolutionaries. We have seen continuing demands that U.S. military spending be cut below the point of marginal risk," he added. "A strong wave of neo-isolationism has swept over a segment of the American people- notably many of our college students and some members of the United States Congress. "The basis for the new isolationism is the growing feeling among the American people that the game has never been worth the candle in Vietnam," he said. However, he said, Americans should remember that in Viet- nam the United States has been at war with Russia by proxy. The Kremlin has sought to make Vietnam a Communist bridgehead from which new offensive operations could be launch'ed against non-Communist states, he said. Whether in Vietnam, Cuba or Jackson State Deaths Blamed Upon Snipers JACKSON, Mss, (AP) Gov. John Bell Williams says a state investigation showed police acted in self-defense in killing two young Negroes during a confrontation with students at Jackson State College. In a television report Thursday night, the governor said officers were fired on by snipers before opening up with a fusillade of 200 to 300 rifle and shotgun rounds May 15. Officers fired only after encountering physical assaults, gunfire and verbal abuse, Williams said, and any blame should fall "on the peacebreak- ers-- not on the peacekeepers." Students at the predominantly Negro school have denied police reports of campus sniping and the governor's report brought swift reaction. "Just another do-nothing speech," said Charles Evers, Negro, mayor of Fayette and a civil rights leader. "He has no feeling at all for black people." The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said Negro leaders would seek equal TV time to "tell it like it is." the Middle East he added, the Soviets have had only one objective-"to destroy the United States will to resist" "There is no logic in blaming the military for the tragedy in Vietnam," he said. "The responsibility for the critical misjudgments in Vietnam in the 60s lies with the civilian leadership of the nation. "Within the limitations that they set for the military it was impossible to attain early and traditional success in the Vietnam war. It became an American war and yet selective response remained the basic strategy." Ford said the United States properly employed its power in attacking Communist sanctuaries in Cambodia. GI With 'Leg Defect Cleared For Viet FT. LEWIS, Wash. (AP) - A soldier says he isn't unhappy to be going to Vietnam even though an 18-inch steel rod in his leg limits his ability to run, jump or crawl. An Army board evaluated the medical records of Spec, 4 James G. Sparks, 22, Detroit, and said Thursday the microwave technician was fit for restricted duty. "I wasn't unhappy about it to begin with," said Sparks. "It just seems everyone else was." Sparks had expected to leave for Vietnam -last week when military officials decided to recheck the leg injury. The rod was inserted the length of Sparks' left thigh bone after an automobile accident in 1967. Superior Training Makes Superior Service! "Our Mechanical and body Technicians are Highly Skilled Men who have been schooled in General Motors Training Centers and know what your Car Needs and Must have for proper Care* Why not rely on the people who know?" Warren Smith -- Service Manager KEY CHEVROLET CADILLAC SALES, INC. 106 EAST PATRICK STREET EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER PHONE 662-8144 INTERNATIONAL ROTARY MOWER WITH THE PURCHASE OF 7 - 1 0 - 1 2 - 1 4 HP. 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