WASHINGTON (AP) - House
Speaker Thomas O'Neill said yesterday
he favors draft registration, and
suggested he thinks women should
register as well as men.
"Personally I would be for it,"
O'Neill told reporters. "I think we
should have registration for use in an
emergency ... It's one of the things we,
ought to do to protect our nation."
O'Neill made clear he would not favor
renewing the draft itself.
ASKED IF women should register
also, O'Neill said, "Seeing that my
last two appointments to the naval
academy were women, I would have to
say my thoughts would be to go down
+he sna mrad-"
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The House Armed Services Commit- be included.
tee approved a measure last week that The purpose of registration when
would require 18-year-old men to there is no draft would be to speed up
register starting Jan. 1,1981, in case the war mobilization by having young
draft is reinstated in a war or emergen- people already registered if the draft is
The provision is in a $42 billion PRESIDENT Carter has taken no
weapons authorization bill that may get position on renewing registration.
House action next week. Secretary of Defense Harold Brown
PROTESTS HAVE been organized told the House committee he hopes the
against renewing draft registration, standby Selective Service System can
and there is no indication yet whether be improved to meet Pentagon war
the full Congress will do so. mobilization requirements without
The House committee measure renewing registration.
specifies men, but it also would require The Penatgon requirement is that the
the president to report back to Congress system be able to produce the first draf-
recommendations on how to carry out tees in one month and the first 650,000
registration and whether women should draftees in six months.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A
marine court of inquiry will be con-
vened in Galveston to investigate the
collapse of an oil-drilling rig last week
in which eight crewmembers were
believed killed, the Coast Guard said
The body of one of the crewmembers,
Eddie Fredericks, 25, was recovered
from the sunken rig Sunday afternoon,
but the Coast Guard has given up its
search for the seven other men, missing
since Thursday night and presumed
"At this point, we've run out of
clues," said Coast Guard Lt. Gabe Kin-
ney. "We've nothing to base a search
on. Anything could have happened to
them, the seven missing men.
"WE'VE HAD instances where
people have drifted for weeks, but they
are few and far between. We don't close
a case until we have it completely
rlsolved, so we will continue to carry
this as 'pending,' "he said.
Meanwhile, Lt. Bruce Pickard of the
Marine Safety Inspection Office said
several Coast Guard officials from out-
side the Galveston area flew over the
sunken rig yesterday, but they have not
yet set a date for a formal board
The inspection office, an arm of the
Coast Guard, investigates all maritime
accidents and has the power to sub-
poena witnesses and records.
THE SEVEN crewmembers have
been missing since a support leg collap-
sed, spilling the 1,300-ton platform into
the water about 12 miles south of
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TO COUNTER 'MORAL AND SPIRITUAL DEGENERACY':
CHICAGO (AP)-Rev. Jessie Jackson the 25
wants high school graduates to receive the em
voter registration forms along with been w
their diplomas in an effort to end what newsc
he calls the nation's "trend of moral campa
and spiritual degeneracy." BUT
Such a registration program is essen- whole
tial, Jackson said yesterday, if the degeni
country is to curtail the pessimism and Jack
cynicism that developed with the the v'
assassinations of the Kennedys and 'signif
Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. progre
Those assassinations were followed by Hes
the Vietnam War and Watergate, which power
deepened the despair, he said. goals
JACKSON, ONCE an aide to King and
now president of Operation PUSH, said
the voter registrationdrive would he
the best way to celebrate the 25th an-
niversary Thursday of the Supreme
Court's Brown vs. Board of Education
ruling which outlawed "separate but
equal" schools for whites and blacks.
That ruling triggered the civil rights
movement, Jackson said, and resulted
in gains in voting, education, em-
ployment and housing rights.
"The mos significant development in
shes youth voting
years since the Brown ruling is achieving full employment, finding
npowering of the people who have alternative energy sources, changing
vell-educated," Jackson said at a the nation's urban policy, and adopting
conference called to kick off the an African policy that is consistently
HE SAID many youths have
red of voting because of "the
trend of moral and spiritual
kson said 18- to 24-year-olds are on
erge of a great new socially
icant movement "in the
essive tradition of social change."
.aid youths must use their voting
and commit themselves to such
as ending racial polarization.
ILLINOIS AND Cook, County
(Chicago) education and election of-
ficials appeared with Jackson and
promised to support his program.
Mike LaVelle, chairman of the county
board of elections, said his office has
contacted 80 of the 120 public and
private high schools in the county and
all so far have agreed to participate.
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