WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1967
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4,1967 FIlE MiCHIGAN DAILY
KIEY MAN RESIGNS: Justice Minister Varela
Launch Delays, Budget Cuts Plague NASA Resigns Portuguese Post
CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (P) -- The spotlight was focused on |
Discouraging delays in the Apollo the problem Monday when Dr.
man-to-the-moon project and Robert C. Seamans Jr.. NASA's:
sharp budget cuts have cast a deputy administrator and No. 21
gloomy cloud over the U.S. space man, announced he is resigning
program. effective Jan. 1.
Launch schedules are slipping Seamans said he was leaving
badly and it may be another year because of his desire to either re-
before American astronauts fly turn to industry or to accept a,
into space. Thousands of aero- university appointment.
space workers are being laid off. The general feeling is that Sea-
Good men are leaving the pro- mans is discouraged with the
gram. ostate of the space program. In-
Mu of the trouble stems from siders. say he and lesser officials
three astronauts last January and have resigned because of one or
which continues to haunt the Na- more of these reasons:
tional Aeronautics and Space Ad- -The program is so far behind
ministration, schedule that, as Seamans noted
Soviets Call World Meeting
TO Discuss Party Solidarity
Associated Press News Analysis and others just as obviously are
With Bolshevism's 50th jubilee balking. These parties represent
only a month away, Soviet Com- maverick Communists, who tend
munist leaders are steaming up to resist constant dictation from
a determined drive for a world Moscow.
meeting of Communist parties The existence of the Chinese
whose apparent aim' would be to party and its hostility to Moscow
ondemn and perhaps outlaw the give them a shield against total
followers of Communist China's Soviet domination so that they
Mao Tse-tung. can point their own parties in
By pressing this campaign, the directions they consider peculiar
Soviet leaders ar erunning the risk to their own problems.
of breaking the international
movement upinto three sepa- * 1
rate blocs: pro-Moscow, pro-Fe- kihm anil A
(king and neutral.
The 50th anniversary celebra-
tion of the Bolsheviw coup Nov. 7 Police lees t
would be the likeliest time for a
gathering of Communist leaders, VIENNA, Austria /P) - Erich
and Moscow seems to be attempt- Rajakovio, a Nazi deputy to the
ing to force them into a formal notorious Adolf Eichmann, has
conference on the issue of the evaded police in Yugoslavia and
Chinese party. returned to Austria, where he is
Leonid I. Brezhnev, general safe from arrest fo rwar crimes
secretary of the Soviet party, was in the Netherlands.
quoted recently as saying that the Interviewed in his apartment at
Bolshevik anniversary celebration Graz yesterday, Rajakovic de-
would be held "under the banner clined to say whether he had
of proletarian solidarity and un- been tipped off that the Dutch
ity of all revolutionary forces." had learned he was in Yugosla-
Now, as the Bolsheviw celebra- via and asked that he be extra-
tion nears, Moscow radio tells dited to face charges of compli-
Europeans that "the problem of city in the slaughter of thousands
international unity of the Com- of Jews.,
munist movement has assumed But in the fashionable Yugos-
primary importance." It speaks lav seaside resort of Piran, where
of an urgent need for "interna- he had been on vacation, his wife
tional discipline of the revolu- indicated that Yugoslav police'
tionary proletariat," and of indi- had telegraphed their actions.
vidual responsibility of each party; She said police visited Rajakovic
for the fortunes of all. Sunday night, took up his pass-
Pravda, the Soviet party news- port, and told him not to leave.
paper, said in July that "bilateral f
and multilateral meetings of fra- Vanished from Resort
ternal parties" should "pave the Rajakovic then vanished, leav-
way for the holding of a new in- ing his wife and daughter in
ternational conference of Com- Piran. His Vienna lawyer said
munist parties which will un- the 61-year-old former SS-elite
doubtedly achieve further consol- guard-officer returned to Aus-
idation of world Communists." tria Monday night while Yugos-
There seems hardly any ques- lav police were looking for him
tion that the Soviet leadership in Piran.
has decided that something must In an interview with the Aus-
be done about Mao Tse-tung, that trian radio, Rajakovic sidestepped
it can no longer tolerate Chinese the question of whether he learn-
abuse and its abrasive effect on ed of the extradition request, and
Soviet influence. whether he returned -to Austria
But the Italians, the Romanians by train instead of in his car,
last week, the possibility of land-
ing U.S. astronauts on the moon
in this decade is decreasing rapid-
-Pressure, especially f r o m
Congress, has been heavy on
NASA and contractor officials be-
cause of the fire.
hill with the Apollo 1 fire. A
board of review that probed the
tragedy charged the agency andE
the spacecraft's prime contractor,
North American Aviation now
North American-Rockwell, with
negligence, poor management and
LISBON. Portugal (A)-The res- is ultraconservative and strongly
ignation of Portugal's minister of Roman Catholic but was perhaps
justice after 13 years of service the most prodemocratic member of
under Antonio Salazar has created Salazar's Cabinet.
a flurry of speculation in opposi- His carefully phrased speeches
tion circles. were intently read by many for
Some critics of the 40-year-old any subtle criticism of government
regime look upon Joao Antunes policies, although they contained
"LET US HAVE WINE AND WOMEN,
MIRTH AND LAUGHTER,
SERMONS AND SODA-WATER
THE DAY AFTER."
-Ci Since then North American has!Varela as a serious new candidate frequent quotations from Salazar
-Congress cut deeply into, hl for the post held by the 78-Year-old discourses.
NASA's budget request for this over hauled completely the man- rteps;el yte7-er-l icuss
fis y ,dg canelton of agement of its space division and prime minister. Varela is said to be popular with
isca year, orcing cancellation of NASA has made numerous person- Although considered an individ- the business community, and op-
others. Maor casualties were un- nel shifts. ualist, Varela has in no way been position sources say he is liked
identified with the few, bitterly in some segments of the military.
manned probes to Mars that could! A $75 million program was un- dvediouscmrinthi-'Create New Society'
have led to a manned Mars trip dertaken to improve the Apollo effectual opposition to the Salazar 'ree see ocet
in the 1980's and a sharp reduc- moon ship, but modifications are goeret, l His farewell speech concentrated
tion in funds for Apollo moon ex- taking longer than anticipated. Aovenment.on Portugal's future needs and
ploration and space stations. North American last week asked A Favorite emphasized new currents of
Contractors Laying Off the agency if it could delay from On the contrary, Varela was said thought as obligating Portugal to
February to May the delivery to to have been a Salazar favorite. "creating a new society in which:
The budget slice is especially C K dy o thei craft Hs rhepaeent, ehowever,e f eeminent dignity of man would
disillusioning to Seamans, who'b rn eliyadntam
has fought hard with Webb to now slated to be manned. lows the general trend of gover-b rn eaiyadntamre
build a solid base o exoring Behind Schedule ment officials who become pop- oratorical figure of speech by pol-
buuldh a nd a re mentioned as possi-kjnitician
uaranar mentioned as possi- iticians.
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space oeyonaLn e moon ani ng.
Webb said recently that 20,000
firms that have contracts with
the space agency are laying off
4,000 employes a month, mainly
because of the fund cutback-
about half a billion dollars out of
a NASA request for $5.1 billion.
NASA's 30,000 employes have
not been greatly affected yet. But
the agency is tightening its belt,
and .personnel -reduction is ex-
pected at all centers.
NASA's fortunes started down-
A Justice Ministry spokesman
said Rajakovic, sentenced by an
Austrian court to 212 years in
prison in 1965 for his role in the
deportation of Jews, could not be
extradited to the Netherlands be-
cause of his Austrian citizenship.
The spokesman said new legal
action against Rajakovic could be
taken by Austrian courts only if
Dutch authorities produced fresh
evidence of his involvement in
war crimes beyond 83 cases in
which he was convicted here. Ra-
jakovic was released from prison
five months after his trial be-
cause of pretrial detention time.
His lawyer, Dr. Karl Boeck, in-
dicated Rajakovic had been tip-
ped off about the impending ar-
rest and the Dutch extradition
Rajakovic apparently was help-
ed in his escape by easy travel
regulations for Austrian citizens
who can enter and leave Yugos-
lavia without visas.
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VYtn a I our-moUIU cnecIotble successors to Salazar. In sev- He spoke of one challenge as
schedule at the Cape, that would eral instances such people have the "essential liberty of the organs
put the launching off until at least been forced out or transferred to of information and the defense of
next September. That's 19 months lesser jobs. public opinion against those ele-
after Air Force Lt. Cols. Virgil I.meuwihcldprrtt.
Grissom and Edward H. White II His resignation, in any case, has ments which could pervert it.
and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. given Varela new stature with While the speech was abstract,
Chaffee were to have flown their some of the known opposition it could be viewed as criticism of a
ill-fated Apollo 1 into orbit. leaders. They and others speculate regime which practices strict press
that Varela has dissociated himself censorship, prohibits political par-
Meanwhile, NASA is considering from the regime to be in position ties and has laws against political
a reorganization, a tightening of to assume a leading role in the gatherings.
program lines for better coordina- post-Salazar era. Speculation about possible Sa-
tion. One suggestion is that there At 48 Varela is returning to his lazar successors is a favorite topic
be a closer alignment between 'post as law professor at the an- because any steps to groom a re-
manned and unmanned programs. cient University of Coimbra. He placement are not discernible.
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