yon Daily-Friday, May 26, 1978-Page 11
NOTED COMEDIAN Bob Hope leans down to meet Amy Carter at a White House reception in his honor.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES:
Congress salutes Hope
WASHINGTON (AP) - This time, in a reversal that unrivaled show-stopper when he sang a special version of
brought both tears and twinkles to his eyes, the House played "Thanks for the Memories" he had written for the occasion.
to Bob Hope. Among the verses of the serenade:
And Hollywood's peerless comic, who has so often lam- "Thanks for the memories,
pooned the Congress over his long career, at last got a joyful "Of bringing Christmas cheer,
taste of his own medicine. "You did your best, I hear,
THERE WERE tributes aplenty, all part of the Capitol's "Butservicemen say a yourjokes,
birthday gift to Hope - who will be 75, and going on forever, "Resemble Billy's beer,
on Monday. But the best salutes in a rare, rule-breaking "We thank you so much. "
special session of the House yesterday were those straight Speaker Thomas O'Neill declared of Hope: "We can truth-
from Hope's own bag of one-liners. fully say he's a fine American, a great American and arl All-
Hope, wearing a typically loud sports coat and bright blue American."
tie, was escorted into the House VIP box by Sergeant-at- Immediately thereafter, Hope was escorted to a private
Arms Kenneth Harding precisely at 10 a.m., his wife and reception in the ceremonial Speaker's Room off the floor,
several grandchildren at his side. The members rose in a where he accepted the personal greetings of about 100
roaring ovation, the first of many during the one-hour salute. Congress members.
Majority Leader Jim Wright (D-Texas) thanked Hope for Hope told the group, "Sitting up there listening to all that
helping members of Congress laugh at themselves, adding, praise, I was thinking no man could be that great. But you
"We'd damn well better, because we're the only ones in finally convinced me."
America who are." Then Hope turned serious, with clear emotion, saying,
"I've had a lot of great kicks, but this without a doubt is a
BUT REP. ROBERT Michel, (R-Ill.), became the high spot in my 75 years."
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Carter
administration sent Congress most of
its $8.3 billion urban-aid legislation
yesterday, proposing that the federal
government reach beyond the big cities
to help rural and suburban areas create
The package sent to Congress in-
cludes proposals to provide tax credits
for investment and employment
initiatives by industry and give tax
exemptions for small issues of in-
dustrial development bonds.
THE LEGISLATION includes a
public works bill, which would provide
$1 billion a year for three years to fight
unemployment in the worst poverty
areas. Half the money apparently is
aimed especially at creating jobs for
blacks and other minorities.
At least half the workers hired would
have to be persons who had been out of
work for 15 of the most recent 20 weeks,
and who are found to be "disadvan-
TheU.S. unemployment rate is about
six percent, but the jobless rate for
blacks is 11.8 percent and for black
teen-agers 35.3 percent.
NO STATE would get more than $125
million for public works jobs.
The jobs would include such things as
repairing schools and city halls,
building sidewalks and reserving
The administration wants to start
that program in October.
The administration is still drafting its
proposals on a national development
bank, but details of the proposal
already have been released.
House committee seeks to limit PBB tests
LANSING (UPI) - The House
Agriculture Committee, on a 5-1 vote
yesterday, approved a plan which could
eventually exempt most of Michigan's
dairy farms from the state's PBB
Under an amended resolution sent to
the House floor, a farmer would be
exempted from the program when 10
percent of his herd has passed the
state's PBB tests. The testing program
is considered by many as an unfair
burden in areas which were largely un-
touched by the chemical contamination
FARMERS WHO have not yet sub-
mitted any cattle for testing and those
whose animals were found to be con-
taminated would remain under the
testing program for the time being.
The resolution is seen as an alter-
native to the current piecemeal ap-
proach under which the legislature
votes to exempt counties or regions
when the state Department of
Agriculture certifies them virtually
free of PBB.
So far, the Upper Peninsula has been
exempted and the House has approved
and sent to the Senate resolutions
exempting Ionia and Lapeer counties.
Under the testing program - which
is less than one year old - cattle which
The world's rainiest place is Ha-
waii's Mount Waialeale, which gets
an average of 460 inches a year. One
year the total was 624 inches - or a
foot of rain a week.
were born before Jan. 1, 1976 must be
tested for PBB when they are called for
slaughter. Those with more than 20 par-
ts per billion of PBB must be destroyed.
All of the energy used on the earth
- with certain exceptions such as
chemicals in batteries and nuclear
reactors - can trace its origin to the
The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
presents at MLB Fr
iday, May 26
The Independent Cinema/Video Series
The films of Oscar Fischinger
Cinema I, Cinema Guild, and the Independent Cinema/Video Series proudly
present on evening with Elfriede Fischinger, who will talk and show a selection
of her late husband's films. Ms. Fischinger will show some prints of her husband's
which are not in the public domain, a unique opportunity to view some of the
greatest animaied films ever mode, by one of the greatest film makers. Two
completely different shows.
FREE SHOWING FREE SHOWING
Tomorrow: ROGER CORMAN NIGHT
(Charlie Chaplin, 1931) 7, 8:40, 10:20-MLB3
Charlie befriends a blind flower girl in the big city. The operation that cures
her is unwittingly paid for (with Charlie's help) by a toff on an alcoholic binge.
Aside from some brilliant comedic bits, Chaplin also captures both the night-
more and the dream-like beauty of a city. A beautiful classic, not to be missed
"The highest moment in movies."-James Agee.>
TOMORROW: Hawks' "TO HAVE AN,,HAVE NOT" and
"THE Bj SLEEP", >g
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