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Ending state tour Democratic presidential candidaW Jimmy Carter cam
paigned in Pennsylvania yesterday. stopping at the William
_ Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. Atiti-ahortion protestors picketed
cCould reduce govt. spending
Senate hacks pension raises
WASHINGTON i AP) The Senate
voted yesterday to end the automatic 1
per cent cost-of-living raises in . the
pensions of, retired federal civil service
employes and inilitarY personner. 7 . :`• •
In its place, the Senate adopted by
- voice vole an amendment to , the ap
propriation bill, providing for cost-of
;living adjustments every six months.
Since 1969, civil service,' military and
foreign service retirees receive a 4 per
cent pension increase each time the cost
of living increases by 3 per cent, for a
period of three iminths.
The l per cent "kicker" was intended
to compensate retirees for•the time lag
By .lAN SEAMAN
Collegian Staff Writer
It is rare to hear .someone say Penn State is a boring
Along with the booth exhibits, several stage
place.. Aside from studying and partying, Penn State presentations and demonstrations are scheduled be
offers a wide variety of student activities. - tween 1 and 5. The schedule is:
Today, between 1 and 5 p.m., more than 50
organizations will have tables and exhibits set up on the
111.113 lawn as part of Dimensions.
Dimensions will provide students with information
about some student organizations, according to Grant
Ackerman. _Director of the Undergraduate Student
Government Department of Communications, which is
coordina I i lig 1 he event.
Ile said many organizations, will have exhibits on Dimensions will close with a Coffee House on the HUB
display. For example, the Power Volleyball Club will Terrace at 7:30 p.m. The Folklore Society is providing
be demonstrating its sports and the Equestrians will the entertainment
have a horse on the field between 2 and 3, he said
Ackerman said Dimensions is sponsored by the Free
Dimensions will officially kick off when three University, the Orientation Committee, the Alpha Phi
members, of the Parachute Club parachute onto the Omega Service Fraternity, the Hetzel Union Board and
Trekkies get shuttle
WASHINGTON (AP) President
Ford, responding . to pleas from
television viewers, has decided to
name the space shuttle "The
Enterprise" after the spaceship in the
drama "Star Trek."
The decision overrules the National
Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA), which
sought to name the space shuttle the
"Constitution." NASA even had
planned to unveil the first shuttle
orbiter on Sept. 17—Constitution Day.
The decision came after "Star
Trek" fans initiated a letter-writing
campaign to Ford to name the shuttle
after the "Enterprise" spaceship in
the televised science fiction show.
White Hoouse sources - said
yesterday that Ford agreed to follow
the advice of the letter writers.
There also was some objection to
naming the spacecraft "Con
stitution," because the venture is an
international effort in which several
countries will participate.
"The Enterprise" is an illustrious
in computing cost-of-living pension
• President Ford proposed elimination
of .the ' kicker last January and ' its
elimination during the year was
assumed when Congress adopted budget
targets in May.- The end of the "kicker"
effective Oct. 1 would be expected to
reduce federal spending by $lB3 million
in fiscal 1977.
Earlier this year, Congress voted to
eliminate the 1 per cnet kicker for
Military and foreign service retirees if it
subsequently, was eliminated for civil
service employes. _
But the Senate Civil Service Com-
fair is multi-dimensional
name in American naval history. The
name was given to the first nuclear
powered aircraft carrier, to a World
War 11 .
carrier and to a , tiny
Revolutionary War sloop.
NASA officials went to the -White
House yesterday to discuss the
shuttle program, give Ford a model
of the rocketship and disclose its
Before the meeting, however, the
White House decided to change the
A Star Trek cult has mushroomed
across the country, with the for
mation of clubs and members that
wear space -style clothes patterned
after those worn by the stars in the
The shuttle will take off like a
rocket and return to earth like a
conventional airliner. It will be
capable of making 100 or more round
trips into space. It is designed to be
flown by two pilots and carry up to
Intramural Fields by East Halls at 11 this morning
WQWK will broadcast live from the events.
1:00 Parachute Club
1:30 Chapel Choir
2:00 Jazz Club
2:30 Free University
3:00 Karate Club
3:30 Outing Club (Sailing and Hiking)
4:00 Interlandia Folk Dance Club
4:30 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
.:.... 7 ,
mittee failed to act on pending
legislation to kill the kicker for civil
service retirees. Elimination, of the.
kicker was proposqd-as,aaynenment,',
to the appropriation's subcommittee. ,
The amendment to provide for pension
adjustments every • six months to
compensate for cost of living, increases
was proposed by Sen. Lawton Chiles, D-
'The bill now goes of a House-Senate
conference. The House earlier this year
failed to pass a bill to end the kicker;
when it was brought up under a
procedure requiring two-thirds majority
for passage. But the 238-143 vote showed
a majority favored it:
Tranquil opening day
BOSTON (UPI)' Boston schools
opened quietly yesterday for the first
time in three years.
Yellow school buses flanked by police
encountered no problems as they rolled
into the city's antibusing strongholds to
begin a new year of court-ordered
desegregation. It contrasted with the
past two Septembers when demon
strations and occasional violence mark
ed the start of classes.
There were isolated clashes between
roving gangs of white youths and police
several blocks away from Charlestown
High School near historic Bunker Hill.
Today will be the last in our string of
pleasant days. Most of the day should be
sunny, with high clouds dimming the
sunlight by late afternoon. High 82. To
night clouds will increase, but it will re
main mild, with a low of 60. Periods of
rain are on tap for tomorrow along
with cooler temperatures. The high
on Friday will be 67.
While President Ford and *Jimmy
Carter sparred at a distance yesterday
about compassion and human rights, a
third political party threw a legal
challenge at their first head-to-head
confrontation scheduled Sept. 23 in
Ford continued working at the White
House as Carter, after hunting ethnic
votes in Pennsylvania, brought his
presidential challenge to the nation's
. in a backyard news
conference, accused Carter of showing
indecisiveness and "lack of com
passion" in remarks about FBI Director
Clarence M. Kelley.
Carter, in • turn, told a Jewish
organization in Washington that the
Ford administration had often "ignored
basic American values and a proper
concern for human rights" in its pursuit
of balanced power in foreign policy.
The Democratic nominee promised in
his remarks to the B'nai B'rith national
convention to reinstill morality in
foreign affairs if elected. He said Ford
and Secretary of State Henry A.
Kissinger "have rationalized that there
is little room for morality in foreign
affairs, and that we must put self in
terest above principle." ,
Ford hit at Carter because the
Democrat said he didn't know whether
he would keep Kelley as FBI head if
elected. Earlier Carter had said as
president he would have fired Kelley on
the basis of information known about
him and services he received from FBI
am photo by AP
The President pointed to a newspaper
headline that read: "Carter 'Would
Have' Ousted Kelley, But Won't Say He
Will if elected." Ford called the word
ing "very appropriate, bearing in mind
The lack of compassion, Ford said,
stems from the fact that Kelley got the
services and accepted gifts from
subordinates at a time when Mrs. Kelley
was terminally ill with cancer. '
these- in,di rect exchanges went • on,
the sponsoring League of Women Voters
Education Fund announced that the first
of three planned Ford-Carter debates
will be held at the historic Walnut
Theater in Philadelphia and will run for
The candidates won't actually debate:
they ' will be questionedby a panel of
three journalists and will have a chance
to comment on each other's answers.
The answers will have to be off the
cuff, because the ground rules prohibit
either candidate from bringing notes or
Associated Student Activities.
In case of rain, Dimensions is scheduled for Friday,
All organizations were invited to participate,
Ackerman said. "Dimensions is going to be one of the
biggest events at Penn State this year," he said.
"Dimensions has the potential to be a yearly event.
This year's success and student interest may determine
whether there is an outdoor concert next year."
Ackerman said Dimensions should have a great effect
on students because it gives them - a chance to get in
Jack Weber (10th—marketing), assistant director of
the USG Department of Communications, said
Dimensions is a "worthwhile program because it has
something for everybody."
Weber said it will benefit all students and par
ticipating organizations because the students will learn
information about the organizations.
But the throngs of angry white parents
who staged noisy marches last year
were absent in the Charlestown and
South Boston areas. _
A white youth was arrested by
helmeted police for disorderly conduct
near Charlestown High School. Several
rocks and bottles were thrown at police
and a U.S. deputy marshal was slightly
injured when a bottle hit his ankle.
Attendance was light, running about - 60
to 75 per cent citywide. About one third
of the city's 75,000 public school students
are affected by the. busing program
guided by U.S. District Judge W. Arthur
Six buses carrying about 80 black
students arrived in Charlestown, while
across town another three busloads of
black students arrived at South Boston
High School. One youngster stepped
from the bus with his fist raised, while
another flashed a peace symbol.
At Charlestown, High, 190 of a
projected enrollment of 564 attended
classes —, including 49 of the 159 black
students scheduled to attend. At Dor
chester High School 665 of 1,472 students
By The AP
en cents per copy
hursday, September 9, 1976
01. 77, No. 34 16 pages University Park, Pennsylvania
üblished by Students of the Pennsylvania State University
scripts onto the stage, although they can
take notes during the proceedings.
Meanwhile, however, the American
Party, which has put forward a ticket for
the past three elections, filed suit in
federal court to halt the debates.
Its complaint said the "so-called
'debates' are a political event staged for
the media and are not bonafide news
events, eligible for exemption for the
equal time requirements of the law."
The national networks ,plan to
boradcast the debates live as news
events, which would exempt the
broadcasters from having to give
comparable time to other candidates.
The American Party candidate is Tom
Anderson, a Tennessee author. The
party nominated George C. Wallace in
1968 and John Schmitz in 1972. and is
WASHINGTON (AP) Claude Wild
Jr., the former Gulf Corp. lobbyist who
is a central figure in a federal in
vestigation of illegal campaign con
tributions, said yesterday he erred in
claiming. he gave $2,000 in 1970 to Sen.
Bob Dole, the Republican vice
Wild apologized to Dole and
repudiated his earlier statement that he
had given Dole the money from a legal
Gulf "good government" fund in 1970 to
pass on to other GOP Senate candidates.
"I have been in error and con
sequently have done a serious disservice
to Sen. Dole," Wild said.
Dole accepted Wild's explanation,
calling the matter "an unfortunate in
cident." And, he added "We're moving
ahead with the campaign."
Wild's statement did not mention a
second, potentially . more - serious
aljegation.. concerning the, question of
whether Dole received illegal Gulf funds
in 1973 through Senate Minority Leader
Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania.
Dole claims he did not, but
acknowledges he was questioned on the
matter last March 8 by a federal grand
jury convened by the special Watergate
Ever since the story about his grand
jury appearance broke last Saturday,
the• Kansas senator repeatedly has
denied he ever received Gulf con
tributions, either in 1973 when he was
To catch the sunlight
Enjoying the warm temperatures of Indian summer, Walter Donlan associate pro
professor of classics, takes a lunch break in an open windowsill of Carnegie
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separate from the American Independ
ent party, whose candidate this year
former Georgia Coy. Lester C. 111addox.
There also were these other
developments involving the four !ludo'
A Ford campaign official said a
schedule for speeches by defeated GUI'
challenger Ronald Reagan supporting
the President is being developed and
should be made public this week.
Reagan said after the Republican
convention three weeks ago that he
would support Ford, then promised in
a phone call last week to do all he could to
One of Reagan's leading supporters.
Sen. Jesse Helms. R-\.C.. endorsed
Ford in a news-letter but at the same
time coAtinued his attacks on Kissinger.
preparing for a re-election campaign, or
Dole served as chairman of the GOP
National Committee from 1971 to early
1973, and never has been implicated in
any of the Watergate scandals that
Plagued the Republicans during those
Wild told reporters earlier in the week
he gave Dole $2.000 in 1970 to pass on to
other candidates. He also said he could
prove it because he had a letter from one
of those candidates thanking him for the
There never was any question about
the legality of the supposed 1970 funds,
since they came not from Gulf corporate
However. had Dole received them and
passed them on to others he might have
violated other laws requiring such
-.transfers to-be rep - orted in some" man
In any case, Dole hackdenied the 1970
transaction, claiming he was
"mystified" by Wild's allegations. ,
Referring to his earlier statement
linking Dole to the 1970 transaction, Wild
said, "I was questioned unexpectedly
and before I had time to review my
records of a meeting that allegedly
happened six years earlier.
"After looking at the records and
materials I have, I am confident I have
been in error," he added.
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