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October 01, 1972 - Image 6

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IGAN DAILY Sunday, October 1, 1972
Senate reduces Social Security age limits
WASHINGTON (P) - The Senate provisions to handle this problem as if they had waited to the later senior Republican on the Finance
voted 29-25 yesterday to cut the and set up a test of the various years. Committee, opposed the amend-
Social Security retirement age; plans to be conducted over the The amendment to aid sufferers ment and said the Senate already
from 62 to 60 and to reduce from next two years. from chronic kidney disease, off- had voted to add more than $5
60 to 55 the age at which widows The vote on this, however, was ered by Sen. Vance Hartke (D- billion in benefits to a measure
can draw benefits. put off until tomorrow or later. Ind.) would make such persons which would have cost $14.6 billion
But the initial cost of the pro- The amendment to reduce the eligible to receive Social Security when the debate started.
posal estimated at $1.7 billion, led retirement age and the age needed disability payments to cover cost "If we keep on with this, we are
the bill's managers to indicate it to receive widows' payments was of their treatment. going to sink this bill completely,"
would have to be dropped in the sponsored by Sen. Robert Byrd Hartke said 8,000 Americans are he asserted.
Senate-House conference on the (D-W.Va.). dying each year because they can- The Harry Byrd tamendment to
Social Security-Welfare bill. Under the law now, men and not afford or obtain regular use of provide for a test of the various
The Senate adopted, 52-3, an- kidney machines or cannot get kid- welfare reform plans dealing with
other amendment to provide for checks at age 62 but at a level ney transplants. welfare famies was backed by
payment under Social Security the reduced actuarilly below what they _S W e t(- )L
heavy costs of treatment of per- would receive at the regular quit-
sons suffering from chronic kid- ting age of 65.1t'sT. 'd t*n-u
ney disease. The age 60 provision in the £N. Ire~tLLInd ProItestantsU4
Before the debate ended, Sen. amendment calls for a further re-
Harry Byrd Jr. (Ind-Va.) offered duced payment so that the recipi-
o t amendmesoluthichf t aydis tn ent would receive over his remain- m arch ag ainst violence
over rival proposals to deal with ing lifetime on the average the
the problem of welfare families if he waited to 65 to begin draw BELFAST, Northern Ireland () in the 50-year history of the pro-
with dependent children.ifhwatdo65obendr -p
Th Bdep ider wuldeting benefits -A huge Protestant parade, with ! vince.
The Byrd rider would eliminate ismasked militants garbed in -com- 'There was no trouble in the
from the bill all of the operative beiowsattpresentadreceie bat tunics and black berets march Protestant march, even when the
former husband's Social Secur ty ed in military style formations and chanting marchers skirted the
.f.oerage hubabrought downtown Belfast to a Catholic Unity Flats, scene of bitter
Ucoverage, standstill yesterday in a protest sectarian confrontation in the past.
Michigan Union, The widows applying for bene- against Northern Ireland's worsen-
fiLLARDfts at 55 also would get actuarilly ing violence. Heavy troop deployments were on
reduced payments u n d e r the hand to curb any disturbances.
amendment. Under a strong British arm Speakers at the rally included
amendmRusesecurity cloak, more than 100,000 Vanguard leader William Craig
Sen. Russell Long (D-La), floor Protestants, led by 50 bands, and former Unionist Prime Minister
SPECIAL RATES manager for the bill, said he in-c marchedfourtmiles in bright sun Lord Brookeborough.
itil os wuldbe$17 illon'i ashine from their Shankill Road ThralmdeicerPots
year and that money simply is not heartland to Northern Ireland's The rally made it clear Protes-
p- - p-m-available in the Social Security government seat at Storment tants wanted tougher action
TODAY and Trust Fund to pay for it. i Castle. against guerrillas i the province
Byrd replied that there would be and control of its affairs-ended
every Sunday sttteFMarch organizers-including the when British imposed direct rule
rS dno cost to the Fund over a long right-wing Vanguard Movement six months ago-restored.
-~period of years since those receiv-
- --- ~ing early benefits, by the time and the Loyalist Association of It followed a day of bomb and
they died, would have been paid Workers-claimed it was the big- bullet bloodshed Friday which left
only about the same total amount gest Protestant show of strength four dead-including a girl the
army claimed was a guerrilla

So are we but we do offer
No rip off service

sniper-and at least 25 wounded in
Belfast and other towns.
A man shot accidentally by a
soldier during a disturbance in the
capital's Anderstown area last
week died in hospital Saturday,
raising the three-year death toll
to 585.



NEW LOCATION: 1150 Rosewood off S. Industrial
Ann Arbor Cablecasting Commission
A public meeting of the Cablecasting Commis-
sion will be held on Wednesday, October 4, at 7:30
P.M. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The fol-
lowing items are on the tentative agenda for the
(1) Discussion of the question of whether the
franchisee must apply for a certificate of -
compliance from the FCC;
(2) Action on a recommendation to City Council
to amend Sub-secs. 2:113(3) and 2:113(5)
of the ordinance regulating Cable TV;
(3) Action on certain questions of Commission

Several bombs were hurled at
an army post in Belfast's Lower
Falls area, where shooting Friday
swirled round the funeral proces-
sion of a Roman Catholic bomb
Angry Catholics claimed yester-
- day that 19-year-old Patricia Mc-
Kay, shot by the army during the
Falls Road gunplay was unarmed.
Troopers said she shad been about
to fire a pistol at them. McKay's
father said she was not the kind
of girl to carry a gun.
Killed in the same engagement
was an 18-year-old youth the army
said was preparing to fire at a
The Friday death toll was com-
pleted by a 23-year-old university
student found murdered in Belfast
-the apparent victim of a sec-
tarian assassination squad.


(4) Discussion of the
chisee's reports to

adequacy *'of the fran-
the Commission.

Date of Publication: Sunday, October 1st



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