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crowd by a snow fence and wire. *
No funds for mail registration
HARRISBURG (AP) Although get the money.
; there's no money in the state’s coffers “The funding will be made available,
for it, a new program to let Pennsylvania We’re optimistic,” she said at a news
voters register by mail is being started. conference..
The program’s postage costs will run In the past when the department’s
about $5O0 f OOO, but the legislature failed funds hav £ cut) such important
to provide the funds before it recessed programs as licensing examinations for
for the summer. , various occupations have suffered.
C. Delores Tucker, secretary of the,
Commonwealth, said her department Legislative leaders had told cabinet
will dip into its operating funds to pay> officials that no more money bills would
the bills. be passed this vear.
She said legislative leaders assured But Tucker said this was a new
her they would provide the necessary mandated program and didn’t fall under
appropriation when they return in the ban on money bills.
She refused to speculate on what Under the program, signed into law
would happen if her department didn’t this month, persons can mail in their
USG's insurance policy
offers additional benefits
The Undergraduate Student ' Williams pointed out that in
Government will offer a 24-hour comparison with other Pennsylvania
accident-sickness insurance policy to universities, Penn State has one of the
students again this fall,'according to more successful student insurance
USG President W.T. Williams. programs. He said the program here
Williams said this year’s policy will is successful because it provides a
also cover the cost of confinement at minimum-coverage policy which is
Ritenour, a benefit not available adequate for students, and is 'much
before. , ' less expensive _than_ full-coverage
The cost of the policy will be $5O for policies such as Blue Cross and Blue
single students; $ll2 for married Shield are offered at other univer
students and their spouses; and $lBO sities. He said Penn State’s program
for married students, their spouses, is also unique because it is student
and their children. Williams said the run.
insurance plan was negotiated with Williams said USG is considering
Higham, Neilson, Whitridge and the possibility of making a life in-
Reid, Inc. of Wayne, Pa., the same surance program available to
firm that handled last year’s policy. students. He said he felt that parents
He said a letter explaining the in- - would find such a program worth
surance plan will be sent to students. while.
Navy leads Beirut evacuation
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) In a for consultations and would be returning an d added, “I’m looking forward to
smooth operation monitored by to Beirut. . ' returning”’
President Ford in Washington, a U.S. Palestinian guerillas and other leftist . ... . , 4 ,, IT ■_ . -
Navy transport evacuated several- forces stood guard along the seafront in An official at the U.S. Embassy said
hundred Americans and other foreigners Moslem-controlled Beirut during the 160 Americans and 390 others signed up
from war-torn Lebanon yesterday and evacuation. to be evacuated but only 400 turned up to
sailed for Greece. Seelye later was flown by helicopter, board the ship. Observers watching the
Leaders of the Moslem leftest and from the Coronado to the aircraft carrier departure said the number appeared
Palestinian coalition, meanwhile, U.S.S. America which patrolled off shore closer to 250 than 300 and m Washington
considered a Soviet-mediated with jet planes on alert for the operation. a Pentagon spokesman said 300 were
agreement to resolve their disputes with “It’s good to have you out of there,” involved. Of this group, he added, about
Syria that has been aiding the Lebanese Rear Adm- James Limber, commander -I®® were U.S. citizens, including 25 U.S.
Christians in the civil war. of the carrier task force, told Seelye. The government officials.
Among evacuees taken aboard the ambassador then was flown to a U.S. air Among the foreigners remaining
16,900-ton transport ship Coronado was base outside Athens en route to behind were some 1,000 American
U.S. Ambassador Talcott W. Seelye, Washington. citizens, mostly of Lebanese birth with
whose departure was kept secret until He expressed optimism that dual Lebanese and U.S. citizenship,
the last minute. The embassy said Lebanon’s problems would be on the way The U.S. Embassy now is down to only
Seelye had been called to Washington to a solution within three to six months 14 persons, including the Marine guards.
Martian life odds 'remote'
PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) With to release after landing.
Viking l’s search for Martian life Engineers. also were busy with the
starting today, the space agency's chief second Viking spacecraft, firing its
of planetary biology said yesterday, the engine for 25 seconds at 9:19 p.m.-to line
odds are “just as remote as they ever it up for its swing into orbit'around Mars
were,” that organisms will be found in Aug. 7. Viking 2, 1.5 million miles from
Mars’ soil. Mars at the time > \ s to land Sept. 4 in a
“I’d say the prospects of life having northern area considered a better place
evolved and survived is still pretty to search for life.
.tough, but we’ve got to look,” Richard Everything went as planned,” said a
Young said in an interview. “I feel the spokesman at the Jet Propulsion
odds haven’t changed even slightly.” Laboratory.
Young did say, however, that Viking’s Scientists will have to wait until Aug. 9
discovery of nitrogen in the Martian to S e t the first results from the three life
atmosphere is comforting to biologists detection instruments that are housed in
hoping that life will be found. The an assembly the size of a breadbox. They
nitrogen, he said, means the Mars air were designed to feed and incubate the
can support biological activity. s ° ll sarn P le! ? to look for gaseous.products
While biologists awaited the start of ot metabolic or photosynthetic
the life detection experiments .other processes.^
scientists tried once again to fix the ine ute hunt was scheduled to begin at
seismometer aboard the space-craft. ,4 a.m. EDT when Viking’s extendible
, The marsquake detector has been digging arm was to scoop up a quarter ot
crippled by the failure of electronic locks a cup full of soil and dump it into the
voter registration applications. The
forms will be available beginning this
-week from the League of Women Voters,
Democratic and Republican county
chairmen and other groups.
The forms will also be placed in the
courthouses, post offices and other
Tucker said she and other department
. officials met with Congressional leaders
‘ Monday about having postal regulations
eased so the state can save money.
At present, the state must pay 13 cents
postage plus a 5 cent business reply
charge for each application, she said.
Louis Mete, commissioner of elec-
tions, said the state was forced to deposit
$367,000 in 67 different accounts one
for .each county to pay postage for the
The state also had to print up 67 dif
ferent mail forms with the address of
each county registration office.
Postal regulations prevent applicants
from writing in the address of their
county registration office on the prepaid
Tucker said the state hopes to
1.3 million new voters by the
registration Oct. 4.
TOKYO (UPI) Japanese business
leaders expressed shock yesterday over
the arrest of former Prime Minister
Kakuei Tanaka on suspicion of receiving
$1.66 million in the Lockheed payoff
scandal and said it could halt Japan’s
The stock market plunged sharply at
first hews of the arrest but recovered to
open hopper of the biology apparatus.
A distribution system resembling a
lazy susan on a dinner table then was to
drop the correct amount of soil into each
of the three experiments.
Young said the first soil sample would
reach only an inch or so into the ground,
but he said he hoped additional samples
for two later runs would go deeper where
there might be permafrost. There also
was a chance that Viking’s soil sampler
later might be able to turn over a rock
and scoop up soil beneath it.
Harold Klein, chief of Viking’s biology .•
team, said the spacecraft was taking “a
sort of shotgun approach” in the effort to
“We hope that by varying the con
ditions under which we do the ex
periments, within the three ex
perimental packages that we have, we
might find the right conditions to elicit
the growth of Martian organisms,” he
Photo by Bai
's ex-prime minister arrested
Earthquake strikes China;
world's largest since '64
HONG KONG (AP) The largest about 100 miles southeast of Peking,
earthquake recorded in the world since It registered 8.2 on the open-ended
1964 struck northeast China and the Richter scale, he said, “and with the size
capital of Peking early yesterday, of this one, damage would be expected.”
sending residents fleeing into the streets Authorities warned foreign residents
'in panic, witnesses reported. to evacuate tall buildings and spend the
A duty officer at the U.S. liaison day and night in embassies housed in low
mission in Peking, contacted by structures, the Italian news agency Ansa
telephone, said he had no information on said.
casualties or damage in Peking and Ansa said the ancient section of
Hopeh Province. Peking apparently withstood the
He added there were no reports of tremors. It reported that everything
injuries in Peking’s small foreign appeared normal in front of the
community and the U.S. mission residence of Communist party chairman
building was not damaged. Mao Tse-tung and other public buildings.
The duty officer said ! the pre-dawn Dogs began barking just before the
tremors sent many Peking residents quake struck, Ansa said, awakening
running outside in their pajamas. many residents.
Leroy Irby, a geophysicist at the U.S. The Peking correspondent for Tanjug,
Earthquake Information Service in a Yugoslav news agency, reported the
Golden, Colo., said the epicenter of the first shock rocked Peking for about two
quake was not known but it would be minutes. He reported it cracked walls
Called ploy by Pa. GOP
Reagan's move assessed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) “There has been no slippage in
Pennsylvania of Republican delegates supporting Gerald
Ford,” the President’s state campaign manager said
yesterday in assessing Ronald Reagan’s surprise political
maneuver in naming U.S. Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a 1950
Penn State graduate, as his vice-presidential choice.
Drew Lewis, the unsuccessful GOP candidate for governor
two years ago, told a news conference that Reagan’s un
precedented pre-convention decision, and Schweiker’s ac
ceptance, hadn’t caused any wholesale shifts.
“In my judgment the final tabulation will be more than 90
votes for Ford out of the 103 Pennsylvania delegates at the
Kansas City convention next month,” Lewis said.
The Associated Press, now repolling the Pennsylvania
delegation because of the Schweiker situation, had recorded
69 for Ford, six for Reagan and 28 uncommitted.
Schweiker, a moderate whose views on domestic and
foreign issues are as far to the left as Reagan’s are to the
right, has been one of Pennsylvania’s top vote-getters since he
first went to Congress 16 years ago.
All of his campaigns were managed by Lewis who said
Schweiker’s.defection from the Ford camp “gives me great
personal agony.” <
BuLLewis added: “I have had to separate.my. personal'
friendship and loyalties for what I feel is best for the country
... There, is a time to stand up and be counted ... I will do
whatever possible to assure President Ford’s election.”
Two Philadelphia delegates, previously committed to Ford,
said the Schweiker development had caused them to have
Paul Stolfo said he’s now joined the uncommitteds while
Philip Price Jr. said he will decide what to do after he speaks
to the President and to Schweiker.
Ford has invited the Pennsylvania delegation to the White
House tomorrow, and Stolfo said'he learned “from the
grapevine” that Schweiker would be in Pennsylvania next
week to seedelegates.
close slightly higher. placed behind .bars in connection with questioning for a maximum of three
Toshiwo Doko, president of, the $l2 million Lockheed Aircraft Corp. weeks before they decide whether to
Federation of Economic Organizations reportedly spent to promote sales of its indict.
(Keidanren), termed Tanaka’s arrest a aircraft in Japan. He was taken yesterday to the Tokyo
serious development which, along with Tanaka, who has repeatedly denied his Detention Center where other suspects
other outcroppings of the Lockheed involvement in the case, was accused of in the case are in custody. Most of them
scandal, could bring the economy’s receiving $1.66 million provided by are executives of Marubeni and All
upward trend to a halt. Lockheed between August of 1973 and Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest
Prime Minister Takeo Miki told a February of 1974 through Marubeni domestic airline which operates
news conference that the jailing of Corp., a giant trading firm and former Lockheed jetliners.
Tanaka and his resignation from the Lockheed agent in Japan. The cash was
conservative, pro-American Liberal allegedly a reward for facilitating the
Democratic party had given the party its introduction of Lockheed’s giant Tristar
worst crisis in its 20 years of existence. - jetliners in the country.
Businessmen expressed fear that the Tanaka, a self-made millionaire,
party was headed for a resounding served as premier from July, 1972, to Very dull! Partly cloudy and warm
defeat in elections for the key lower November, 1974, when he was forced to today with a high of 82. Cloudy, warm,
house of Parliament later this year. resign because of charges he used his and muggy tonight with showers and
Tanaka, 58, was the first politican position to profit from land deals. thunderstorms mainly after midnight,
taken into custody in' the five-month Tanaka was not legally charged, but low of 63. Mostly cloudy and still humid
probe into what is regarded as Japan’s under Japan’s criminal precedures, tomorrow with a few showers, high near
Watergate. He was the 15th suspect authorities may detain suspects for 80.
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Tom Daley (T. Richard Mason) visualizes his frustration with his brother, James Daley (Richard Greene),
in a scene from “That Championship Season.” The play opens tomorrow at the Playhouse Theatre with
veteran actor Edward Binns directing. For a story about the actors, see page 4.
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Many of the top Republicans in the state, long supporters of
Schweiker, echoed Lewis that the vice presidency ploy
wouldn’t add to Reagan’s slim support in the state.
Minority Leader Hugh Scott, who is retiring from the U.S.
Senate at the end of this year, called the Reagan move “a
desperate last-minute attempt to prevent the Pennsylvania
delegation from giving President Ford maximum support. I
do not expect this move to succeed.”
Congressman H. John Heinz 111, the party choice to succeed
Scott, said he’s still for Ford but called the selection of Sch
weiker a tribute to Pennsylvania.
And Congressman E.G. “Bud” Schuster of Bedford County,
who brought Reagan in as a fundraising speaker last year,
said the former California governor “is going to be disap
pointed if he thinks this action will move any delegates.”
One of those who wasn’t moved, W.W. Keen Butcher of
Philadelphia, said only that he was “astounded” that the
liberal Schweiker ■ and the conservative Reagan “could get
together at all.”
Another Philadelphia delegate, former state Sen.. Robert
Rovner, said, that while he likes and respects Schweiker it
won’t swing Ford delegates to Reagan.
And Edmund Jones, a Swarthmore lawyer, said his feeling
is that, “it-only can assure the nomination for Gerald Ford,”
“It destroys his maneuverability. It has all the elements of a
Elsie Hillman, Pennsylvania national committeewoman
and former GOP chairman in Allegheny County, said she
couldn’t see how the different philosophies of Reagan and Sch
weiker could be reconciled.
“I am appalled, too, by Schweiker’s failure to discuss this
with anyone in Pennsylvania,” she said in a telephone call
from Canada where she is vacationing.
Lewis said he didn’t believe that Schweiker, now in his
second term in the U.S. Seriate, would be hurt by embracing
and broke windows in some buildings
occupied by foreigners.
A quake recording 8 on the Richter
scale is considered to be a “great” one
capable of causing tremendous damage.
The scale records ground movement and
the increase by one number on the scale
means a 10-fold increase in the quake’s
The Chinese quake is the largest since
one hit Alaska on Good Friday, March
27, 1964, registering 8.4, the National
Earthquake Information Service
In Tokyo, the Japanese meterological
agency reported the quake occurred at
4:45 a.m. today, Japan time, or 3:45 p.m.
San Francisco’s 1906 quake registered