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House passes Humphrey-Hawkins
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House
yesterday passed the' Humphrey-
Hawkins bill designed to steer the
nation toward a full employment
The final vote was 257 to 152.
EARLIER, the House rejected, 276 to
137, a Republican substitute that would
have put a three per cent target on in-
flation along with the bill's goal of
lowering unemployment to four per
cent by 1983. The substitute also would
have created a presidential task force
to study youth unemployment.
The bill culminates a four-year effort
by its prime sponsors. Rep. Augustus F.
Hawkins (D-Calif.), and the late Sen.
Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.), and a
coalition of groups concerned with
labor, women, civil rights, church and
As the final votes were being cast,
Sen. Muriel Humphrey, who succeeded
Literary buffs probe
her husband in office, entered the
House chamber for a rare visit. She was
greeted with applause and talked
briefly with Hawkins and Speaker
Thomas P. O'Neill before leaving.
NUMEROUS amendments were ad-
ded to the bill during four days of House
At mid-day members had rejected,
310-106, a move by Rep. Charles
Wiggins, (R-Calif.), to kill the bill.
But the exchange between Wiggins
and Majority Leader Jim Wright
dramatized the election-year pressures
that both propelled the bill forward and
loaded it with amendments.
WIGGINS SAID the bill had begun as
a modest measure.
"Since then it has grown into an abso-
lutely unworkable monster and the beat
goes on," Wiggins said.
The goals now are expanded to ex-
press concern about inflation, a balan-
ced budget, foreign trade imbalances,
veterans, the elderly, the handicapped
and parity for farmers, Wiggins said.
"AND JUST A moment ago we
gleefully added capital formation as:
one of the things that will be given con-
sideration," Wiggins said.
"Is it not clear that this seedling has
grown into an unmanageable Christ-
ma's tree? We should chop it down right
now," Wiggins said.
Wright said the amendments have
not sabotaged the bill but have
strengthened it in most cases.
"WE SET A goal of fighting inflation.
What's inharmonious about that with
the full employment goal of the bill?
Balancing the budget - what's wrong
with that? Only when we get full em
ployment will we. get a balanced
budget," Wright said.
One of yesterday's additions calls for
studying ways to trim red tape that un-
dercuts many federal. programs,
Wright said. He called it a clearly
Most of the amendments were first
offered by Republicans in thinly veiled
attempts to kill the bill or at least
iamend it to death. In most cases,
Democrats offered watered-down sub-
stitutes that were accepted instead.
By RON GIFFORD
Literary types and interested spec-
tators gathered to hear former English
professor Donald Hall and other critics
discuss a symposia on the works of
famous poet and playwright William
Butler Yeats in connection with this
week's Yeats Festival.
Sponsored by the University's Center
for Western European Studies, the
festival is a multi-disciplinary effort
designed to probe and celebrate the
works of Yeats and his idea of the
Throughout the symposia, Irish drama
specialists explored the various aspects
of the poet-dramatist's works. Accor-
ding to English professor Bert Hor-
nback, originator of the Yeats Festival
idea, Yeats thought very highly of the
Irish society's emotions.
"As a young man," Hornbeck said,
"he wrote the philosophy that poetry
and sculpture exist to keep the passions
Irene Connors, assistant spech
professor and Festival co-chairperson,
was excited by the festoval and sym-
poisa. "I feel that the time is right for
the playwright and that the themes ex-
pressed by Yeats are very relevant to
the human values of today," she said.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER Donald
Hall, now an established New England
poet, noted the increased interest in
Yeats. "There have been more poetry
readings in the last 15-20 years than in
the last two centuries," Hall said.
The panel discussed other topics in-
cluding the dramatist's ideas of the
theatre, his view of the actor's roles and
his years at the Abbey and Lyric
Theatres in ireland. The lively audience
if about 100 was encouraged to fully
participate and did so.
Hall is a nightly Yeats Festival feature
and reads Yeats poetry at the "Evening
at the Pub" held in the University
Club in the Union. The "Pub" is
designed for mingling and Irish folk
music as well.
The festival will run until Sunday and
will feature Yeats' Cuchulain plays
every night at the University Museum
of Art. Also you can catch an art exhibit
of the playwright's brother Jack Yeats.
or an evening of Yeats' poetry
recitations, dance and music at Met-
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time in 31 years.
The Red Brigades have vowed to
launch terror attacks to disrupt the
current trial of 15 of their leaders in
POLICE SAID the terrorists struck at
9:15 a.m. as Moro was being driven
from his home in Trionfale, a section of
northwest Rome on Monte Mario, four
miles from the Colosseum.
A white Fiat 128 with diplomatic
plates suddenly slammed on its brakes
and Moro's car smashed into its rear.
Two masked men jumped out and
opened fire with pistols, instantly
killing Moro's police driver and a body-
At the same time four or five masked
men carrying submachine guns and
dressed in military band uniforms ran
out from behind a hedge and raked a
police escort car with at least 40 rounds.
Two officers died on the spot and the
third was fatally wounded, cut down as
he attempted to get off a shot.
THE GUNMEN dragged Moro out of
his car and into another Fiat parked
nearby. This car was later found aban-
doned a few miles from the scene of the
Police said it was clear the terrorists
had followed Moro's movements
closely. First reporters on the scene
found telephone lines cut in an apparent
move to give the kidnappers getaway
time, and police found a time bomb
rigged to a nearby parked car, ap
parently set to explode in the midst of
investigators who rushed to the site.
Moro, a 5-foot-il law professor noted
for his dour look, immense patience and
hours-long speeches, is architect of the
new five-party agreement whereby the
Communist Party will be part of the
Christian Democrat-led parliamentary
majority but will have no represen-
tatives in the cabinet. The compromise
ended a two-month political crisis.
Moro had been on his way to
Parliament to hear Premier Giulio An
dreotti outline the new government's
program. Shocked politicians decided
to schedule an immediate vote of con
fidence in the government to demon
strate political unity in the face of the
The kidnap victim was a leading can-
didate for the Italian presidency when
the largely ceremonial post becomes
vacant in December.
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ALTHOUGH MANY IRISH and non-
Irish alike will be wearing green today,
descendants of Welshmen, Ulstermen,
Orangemen and other assorted riff-raff
of Irish history celebrate St. Paddy's
Day by wearing orange. The orange
color symbolizes the Irish defeat at the
Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
Actually most Irishmen wouldn't
recognize the American version of St.
Patrick's Day Celebration at all. In
Ireland, St. Pat's Day is holy. St.
Patrick himself was a monk and ab-
stained totally from any kind of alcohol.
He would probably turn in his grave if
he knew what was going on today.
Even the wearing o' the green and
green beer are American inventions.
The color the Irish traditionally
associate with St. Patrick's Day is blue.
Nevertheless, green is the color for
today and you better remember that
there's an old Irish (er, make that
American) tradition that anyone who
doesn't wear green on St. Paddy's Day
gets a good, hard pinch. So, if you don't
plan to wear any, watch out!
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Volume LXXXVIII, no. 131
Friday, March 17, 1978
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