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it Mku 3um METRO Bob Talbert's Column See Page 15, Section A 15c 6-Day dome Delivery 90c COLD Chance of Snow High 20-25 Low 16-19 Map ami Detail! tn Pag 110 ON GUARD FOR 145 YEARS 1976. Detroit Free Press, Inc. Vol. 146 No. 237 Monday, December 27, 1976 enator Hart Dies of Cancer I J .-....,...., - 1 m, i im iit!?nffflyiii TWiiffMM'wWnfflfttr -Hiftiiitimi f WTrrrririiftiMr r r -A --- Action Line solves problems, gets answers, cuts red tape, stands up for your rights. Write Action Line, Box 881, Detroit, Mich. 48231. Or dial 222-6464 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In July 1975, we purchased a dinette set from Corey Dinette Furniture in Lincoln Park. After ft was delivered we discovered the base of the maple wood table was cracked. We've been calling them about this for over a year and keep getting promises and no action. We'd prefer a replacement) not the runaround. Can you help? E.A., Detroit. Take the refund. After Action Line's call Corey Dinette offered $155 back. Company spokesman apologized for inconvenience, said he's been bugging dinette manufacturer as long as you've been bugging him. He said factory wasn't very responsive and when they did send more bases they were also defective. Now manufacturer is no longtr making table and base. When Corey employes picked up old set last week, refund check was in hand. The Lenawee Area Vocational-Technical Education Center is planning a blood drive for the Red Cross next April. We wanted a good gimmick to promote the drive and figure our best bet would be to have an airplane tow a banner over our city. Trouble is we can't find anybody who does this. Can you? - , B.S., Adrian. Blood drive promotion might go sky high if you decide to do business with Ann Arbor Aeroservice. You'll have to make decision, if investment will draw number of donors to reach your goal. Ann Arbor firm's owner told Action Line that cost of highflying advertising runs about $275 an hour. He figured added flying time for 60-mile round trip to Adrian will jump one hour rate to $350. Once popular form of up-in-air ads was skywriting. Lucky to find skywriter around now since novelty wore off and weather is worst enemy to smoky messages penned in sky. Inventor of "smoke-writing" was English flier Maj. John Clifford Savage. His debut was to write an ad for the London "Daily i Mail" newspaper at horse race in 1922. Reports of incident said even England's Royal Family "lifted Windsor chins" to watch Savage spell message. , I moved to Michigan about tl.rp Tenths ago. I wrote to the Providence Savings Bank in Baltimore to get title of my car so I could get Michigan license plates. About that time my car 1 was repossessed. I've paid off the amount I got behind but the bank still refuses to send the title. Can you pry the title loose? A.D., Detroit. Bank will trade title for $85.37 payment. Collection manager for Baltimore bank admitted you'd paid arrearage at time of repossession but said you still owed $85.37 as final payment. , Michigan Department of State has standard procedure for ' transferring out-of-state titles, but bank refused department's request until you paid outstanding balance. Bank rep said he . couldn't be sure you'd stand by your end of agreement. Once j bank gets final payment, title will be sent to you. My company manufactures parochial school clothing'. This year we have ended up with a surplus and would like to give it to anyone who could put it to good use. It'd be difficult to try and give away the clothes on an individual basis. Can you find a better way? M.M., Detroit. 1 . Hand clothes over to Catholic Social Services for quick distribution. Action Line call to Catholic Social Services of . Wayne County solved clothing surplus situation. Spokesman I for CSS explained that Wayne County services large number of '. -low income families and that need for clothing is great. Irving .Marash, president of Detroit's Roma Wear Inc., will be de-j livering fifty sets of skirts, jumpers, slacks and vests to CSS headquarters for distribution to elementary school-aged children. I work at Arbor Heights Treatment Center in Ann Arbor, a state residential center for problem youth. Most of the kids , don't have families and the state can't afford much in the way of providing Christmas gifts. vVithout some outside help an already bleak Christmas is going to look even worse. Is there anything you can do to help out? Staff, Ann Arbor. Santa's bag wasn't empty yet. Action Line call to Saffron Billiard Supply in Royal Oak found something on Arbor Heights ; Center Christmas list needed cue sticks and billiard balls for pool table lacking those essentials, plus some Ping-Pong table i equipment. Union Co-op Toy Sales of Detroit also kicked in with ; variety of adult and recreational games, including air hockey. 1 Gift giving was arranged in time for center Christmas party. twites? AX ? yi" ?M T ' 1 ' , " $ THE QUESTION A Royal Oak grocer is trying to organize a nationwide coffee boycott in an effort to fight the rising cost of the beverage. Are you going to join the boycott? HOW YOU VOTED YES, 94.1 percent. COMMENTS: "I'm switching to tea" . . . "Why can't the U.S. produce its. own coffee instead of depending on other nations?" ... "I stopped buying it three months ago" . . . "Is there anyplace where we can get information on how to organize an effective boycott?" . . . "We think it's wonderful that a grocer is behind this movement." NO, 5.9 percent. COMMENTS: "I like coffee too much and, besides, boycotts hardly ever significantly lower prices" , . . "We don't use that' much coffee anyway, but what we do use we enjoy too much to give up" ... "I hate tea and hot chocolate." Z TOMORROW'S QUESTION A federal study commission has recommended that the government shift its emphasis from simply providing benefits for the unemployed to training them for new jobs. Do you agree? To vote YES Call 961-3211 To vote NO Call 961-4422 BY SAUL FRIEDMAN Free Press Washington staff WASHINGTON Philip A. Hart, often called the conscience of the U.S. Senate, died of cancer Sunday at the age of 64. Hart, Michigan's senior senator, died quietly in his northwest Washington home at 1:30 p.m. His wife and eight children, who sadly had been anticipating his death from the spreading cancer for many weeks, were in the house. HART'S LAST conscious day was Christmas, and he spent it surrounded by his family, an aide said. In the evening, one of his daughters and several of her friends came to the senator's bedroom and sang carols to -him. During the singing, Hart and his wife, Jane, held hands, and the senator seemed to enjoy the music, said the aide. Mrs. Hart told the aide Sunday "that the best she knows, that was the last thing he was aware of he lost consciousness during the night sometime." . It was announced that, according to plans worked out weeks ago by Hart and his wife, the senator's body will be cremated in Wash- Family Eases His Last Day ington, and his ashes will be buried Wednesday in a private ceremony at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery on Mackinac Island. The Harts long owned a house on the island and maintained an apartment there. A public memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington. No public ceremony is planned by the family in Michigan... Hart, who had known his death from cancer was imminent for the last six weeks, had refused hospitalization because he did not want his life artificially prolonged. He preferred to die at home. Toward the end, as the disease spread from his lymph glands, Hart succeeeded in encountering death as he had practiced politics in Michigan and national affairs. As he told Free Press writer Remer Tyson during the 1976 Democratic National Convention, he had hoped he would handle his last days "with some measure of decency and dignity." HART, WHO HAD served as the state's lieutenant governor before going to the Senate in 1959, announced in June 1975 that he would retire at the close of his third term. He had hoped to teach and remain active in public affairs as a private citizen. But a few weeks later he learned he had cancer. He was determined to finish out his term. And in the final months, Hart was an active, incisive member of the special Senate committee on intelligence operations. He succeeded in pushing through legislation to strengthen anti-trust enforcement, and he saw gathering support for consumer campaigns he helped found to curb the power of huge oil companies and other corporations. Dozens of colleagues, citizen groups, and even lobbyists who had opposed him, pleaded Please turn to Page 12A, Col. 1 Family stood in contrast to the easygoing Hart. Back Page. iff lik Z4f Philip A. Hart: 1912-1976 Carter, Ford Pay Tribute To Hart BY KIRK CHEYFITZ Free Press Staff Writer The Republican president and the Democratic presidentelect expressed their sense of loss Sunday at the death of Philip A. Hart, Michigan's senior U.S. senator. They headed a long list of political, business and labor leaders who paid tribute to Hart, praising him as honset, compassionate, gentle and politically courageous. "He will be missed," said President Ford in a statement issued from Vail, Colo,, where he is vacationing. "Sen. Hart served the people of Michigan and the nation with great distinction," said Ford. In Plains, Ga., Presidentelect Carter described Hart as "a man of unquestioned integrity . . . a friend of the American consumer and a tireless worker against injustice." Gov. Milliken said, "Phil Hart is gone, but his conscience will continue to guide us." ' Milliken, a Republican, said: "He was rightly known as the conscience of the Senate. And although he is gone, he leaves a legacy of humanity, compassion and itegrity that will stand as his monument in the United States Senate." ON JAN. 4, Hart's Senate seat will be taken by Donald W. Riegle Jr., the Democratic congressman from Flint who won the seat in the November election after Hart decided not to I'M, Milliken has the power to appoint someone to fill the remaining days of Hart's third term, but the governor .said he would not discuss that possibility until after Hart's burial. The most likely appointee is Riegle, who would gain a Please turn to Page 12A, Col. 4 UFO Talk Siveeping Soviets New. York Times Service MOSCOW A flying-saucer craze has been flourishing in the Soviet Union. In classrooms and around dinner tables, in buses and offices, it has infected conversation like a ubiquitous germ, sometimes dividing friends into hostile camps of believers and non-believers. ' .The official press has thrown cold water on rumors that extraterrestrial beings have paid visits. ALL THIS BEGAN several months ago. As Soviet dissidents circulated clandestine typewritten essays and statements opposing government actions, someone began spreading copies of a typed lecture attributed to F. Y. Zigel, assistant professor at the Moscow Aviation Institute. It said there had been 300 recorded sightings of unidentified flying objects in the Soviet Union over the years and gave some examples. It is not clear whether Zigel, who has written books on astronomy, is actually the author of the lecture, or even whether such a lecture was Please turn to Page 4A, CoL 3 .Runaway Girl Shotgunned; ody Found Off 1-75 in Troy V Victim, 12, Left Home Wednesday Free Press Photo by RICHARD LEE Policeman, right, points to Where the girl's body was found 6Y ELLEN GRZECH Free Press Staff Writer The body of a girl tentatively identified as a 12-year-old who ran away from her Royal Oak home after a fight with her mother was found off 1-75 north of Big Beaver Road . by a passing motorist Sunday. Police said the girl, who was . fully clothed, had been killed by a close-range shotgun blqst to the right side of her head. THEY WERE unable to make a positive identification visually, but .police said the dead girl was wearing clothes that matched the description of those worn by 12-year-old Jill Robinson, missing since Wednesday night. The girl had not been sexually assaulted, according to the Oakland County Medical Examiner's office. Police were checking dental records and fingerprints, but said they would not have a i & i ' It I 1 l.i tSfi!2l.' '. J Ann Landers 3-C Billy Graham 12-D Bridge 9-D Business News 8-9-C Classified 10-1 5-C Comics . " 9-11-D Crossword Puzzle 9-D Death Notices 10-C Editorials 8-A Entertainment 6-7-C Feature Page 15-A Food Guide MO-B Horoscope 9-D Movie Guide 10-11-D Names and Faces 12-D Obituaries 8-B Opinion 9-A Sports 1-8-D Television 11-B Women's Pages 1-14-C HAVE THE FREE PRESS DELIVERED AT HOME PHONE 222-6500 Or Your Local ' Free Press Number Ford Says He Knew Perils In Granting Nixon Pardon NEW YORK (UPI) President Ford knew before he pardoned former President Richard M. Nixon that the action would have a very adverse effect on his political fortunes,' according to an interview released Sunday. The interview with Barbara Walters of ABC News will 6e shown on television Jan. 2. In it, Ford discussed the pardon as well as his campaign strategy against Jimmy Carter, which he defended, and his running mate, Sen Robert Dole, R-Kan., whom he refused to blame for the defeat. Ford said he issued the pardon not because Nixon was ill, but "because controversy day after day after day over the former president was distracting him (Ford) and the nation from more importaht problems that had to be solved" a point he made during the campaign. "Lawyers were coming into my office, my counselors, and saying, 'We have this problem with the courts," or, 'We have this prob lem with the Congress about what to do with the Nixon papers.' "I was spending at least 25 percent of my time listening to legal arguments about what we should do with the Nixon papers at a time when I should have been working lOO percent of the time on the war in Vietnam and the problems of the economy, and that is the only reason that I really made the decision." Ford said he told his wife, Betty, after deciding to pardon Nixon, "This will have a very adverse political impact." Ford said, "I just decided that regardless of the political consequence that I would do what I thought was right." Asked by Miss Walters whether Nixon ever said to him anything like, "I know this must have cost you a great deal," Ford replied, "not that I recollect, no. He, as I recall, thanked me but other than that we have not discussed it." Jill Robinson positive identification until Monday. Jill, a sixth grader at Longfellow School in Royal Oak, left after an argument .with her mother, who had asked her to make biscuits for dinner. Jill didn't want to, and Royal Oak police said after a disagreement her mother, Mrs. Karol Robinson, "told her to get out." Mrs. Robinson is divorced from Jill's father, Tom, a teacher at Oakland County Community College. Jill usually spent Wednesday nights at her father's house, but was unable to do so the night of her disappearance Please turn to Page 2A, Col. 1 Carter Aide Pushes Tax Cut f i AP Photo BERT LANCE, who talkt of a $15 billion tax cut. From AP and UPI PLAINS, Ga. Bert Lance, President-elect Carter's designated budget chief, said Sunday a $15-billion tax cut is still the proposal most frequently discussed by Carter's advisers as a means of stimulating the ailing economy. "I still think that in any sort of stimulus there has to be some kind of tax proposal," . Lance said as he attended church services with Carter here. He did not say Carter would propose such a cut, but the statement added to the widespread belief that Carter will propose a tax cut of at least $10 billion when Congress returns Jan. 4. Carter has said he wanted to study the economic statistics for the last part President Ford has promised to have a tax cut proposal on the desks of congressmen when they convene. White House aides said it will be at least $10 billion. Lance was to accompany Carter to St. Simons Island off the south Georgia coast Monday for a meeting with all cabinet appointees. He said a whole set of proposals before the new administration will be discussed. When Lance was asked by reporters about the possibility of a $15-billion tax reduction, he said: "That is still the figure I most hear." CARTER BROUGHT Lance and the Rev. William R. Cannon, the Methodist bishop of Atlanta, to his Sunday school class at the Plains Baptist Church. Then he drove the two blocks to Plains Methodist Church in which he and his wife, Rosalynn, were married to hear Cannon preach a sermon praising Carter as "a Christian statesman." "I'm proud of a leader a President-elect who all along has expressed to our people his dependence on prayer," Bishop Cannon said. Carter, named Time's man of the year in the issue published Sunday, told a group of the magazine's correspondents that he. will meet with Soviet party chief Leonid Brezhnev before September. No site was announced. Carter said he and the Russian leader may "lay the groundwork for much more drastic reductions in common nuclear capabilities." Carter has chosen Bishop Cannon to offer Please turn to Page 12A, Col. 1 BODY FOUND HERE II blljbtAciHhD. I-3 GIRL LIVED J HERE f 12 Villi kD. """" liiViltfiii-' mm Traiii Wreck Injures 60 DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. -(AP) A Broadway Limited Amtrak passenger train derailed here Sunday night, sending at least 28 persons to hos-pitals with minor injuries, an Amtrak spokeswoman said. Most of the injured were released after treatment for cuts and bruises. Charles Willis, a Chester County fire dispatcher, said as many as 60 passengers were injured. Amtrak spokeswoman Lois Morasco said four of the five cars on the Philadelphia-to-Chicago train overturned.

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