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Friday, August 1, 1975


Page Three


Senate approves arms
WASHINGTON (M-The Senate voted last night to "TURKEY IS AN American ally, and if she is weak-
restore U.S. military aid to Turkey, but the House ened she simply becomes a weak ally," said Sparkman.
showed little willingness to approve the action before But Sen. Adlai Stevenson (D-1l) said it is "about
the August recess begins. time that one branch of the U.S. government makes
By a vote of 47 to 46, the Senate agreed to a condi- clear the United States will not be pushed around by
tional lifting of a six-month-old ban on arms aid to Turkey or anyone else and that this branch at least
Turkey. will not be subject to such duress."
Democratic Leader Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass.) told,
THE VOTE came after the Ankara government re- the House late in the day he had no knowledge that
jected an offer by President Ford earlier in the day to the House would take a final vote on the Turkey arms
give the Turks $50 million in arms if Turkey would re- sales before leaving today.
activate U.S. military bases there.
Republican leaders kept the House in session late HOUSE RULES Committee Chairman Ray Madden
into the night in hopes of considering the resumption of (D-Ind.) said he would not give the bill a rule clearing
arms aid. Five Democratic efforts to adjourn were it for House action even if the Senate approved-and
defeated but leaders said they saw little chance that said he was willing to bet the Senate would not.
the House would pass the legislation before leaving to- Indicating another strong personal drive by Presi-
day for a month-long vacation. dent Ford to get House approval of the Turkey arms
Sen. John Sparkman (D-Ala.), chairman of the sale, the office of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said military aid, Ford telephoned him from Helsinki in an effort to get
which was cut off after Turkey invaded Cyprus, should his vote.
be restored to repair badly strained U.S.-Turkish re- An aide said Ford told Rangel he wanted to assure
lations. all House members who had voted against the arms

for Turkey
sale because of Turkey's production of opium poppies
that Prime Minister Demeril had told the President he
would "do whatever necessary" toleevent illicit opium
IN A FOLLOW-UP telegram, Ford told Rangel: "All
nations of the world-friend and aversary alike-must
recognize the illicit export of opium to this country is
a threat to our national security. Secretary Kissinger
and I intend to make sure that they do."
The Senate voted 41 to 40 in May to resume the
aid that was cut off Feb. S because U.S.-supplied weap-
ons were used by Turkey in its invasion of Cyprus.
The House voted 223 to 206 last Thursday against
resumption of aid, throwing U.S.-Turkish relations into
a crisis and launching a Turkish takeover of the 12
U.S. bases on its territory.
Senate leaders won approval late Wednesday night
of an agreement to limit debate on the Turkish aid
proposal, which would permit shipment of the $185
million in weapons Turkey had contracted for before
the cutoff.

Hoffa reported

By AP and UPI
DETROIT -- James Hoffa,
whose stormy career in union
politics took him to the presi-
dency of the Teamsters Interna-
tional and then to prison, was
reported missing - and feared
dead-by his family and asso-
ciates last night.
"I know the police suspect
foul play." said L. Brooks Pat-
terson, prosecutor for Oakland
County, where Hoffa lives and
where ie was reported missing
after he failed to return home
from a meeting with a reputed
Mafia figure.
"JIMMY has never stayed out
this long before without report-
ing in," Patterson said.
Police officially refused to
comment on reports that Hoffa
was kidnaped-or murdered. But
a formal missing persons report
was filed in Bloomfield Town-
ship near Detroit.
Gov. William Milliken told
newsmen during a Grand Rapids
appearance last nightthat he
understood that Hoffa disap-
peared after planning a Wednes-
day night meeting with Anthony
"Tony Jack" Giacalone, who

was named in a 1963 U.S. Sen-
ate investigation of organized
crime as a Detroit Mafia king-
MILLIKEN did not elaborate.
"We just don't have anything
to say, we're just waiting, hop-
ig,' Hoffa's son, James Jr.,
said outside the Hoffa compound
in nearby Lake Orion.
In Washington, an FBI spokes-
man claimed: "We have no evi-
dence, no indication, no reason
to believe that there was foul
play , The FBI said it is not
involved in the search for
Hoff t.
BUT BLIM00.fFIELD Township
jolice 1.1. curt Grennier, who is
directing the investigation, con-
ceded, "You always have to con-
sider fou play, considering
Doffa's background."
Es-en in the rough-and-tumble

arena of Teamster union poli-
tics, the last few years have
been unusually violent in De-
troit, with Hoffa and Fitzsim-
mons partisans sharing power
at Local 299.
Local President Dave Johnson
has been beaten, his boot blowno
up, and his office windows shbt-
tered by gunfire.
A LOCAL. 299 trustee lost the
sight in one eye after he S
shotgunned a local organizer'
home was firebombed, and a
barn on the farm of a local of-
ficer was burned to the ground.
Both Hoffa and Fitzsimsmossn
rose to power in Local 299.
Jaines iddle Iloffa was last
seen at 2 p m. Wednesday out-
side the restaurant there hi:
1974 Pontiac was found, unso'k-
ed and untsmpered with.
See HOFFA, Page 10

FORMER TEAMSTERS President James Hoffa was reported
missing by his family yesterday after his car was found in a
restaurant parking lot. It was reported that Hoffa disappeared
after making arrangements to meet with a Detroit Mafia

County jobless rate

Ozone House will finance new

Ozone House, the city's coun-
selling center for runaways,
has acquired the funds for sev-
eral new programs through a
$65,780 grant received July 1
from the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW).
According to Harvey Saver,
coordinator of the center, the
new programs will include a
long term counselling collective
which would work on the fol-
low-up projects volunteer work-
ers cannot handle, the establish-
ment of a small residence fir
three or four youths under the
care of two foster parents, and
an evaluation system to give
the center feedback on their ef-
fectiveness and progress.
THE FUNDS are part of a
$4.1 million grant from HEW's
Office of Youth Development
(OYD) earmarked for run-
away programs throughout the

through' HEW grant

The grant is on a 10 per cent
"match money" basis, which
requires Ozone House to raise
$5,000-$6,000 to match 10 per
cent of the Federal funds.
Ozone House hopes to raise
this match money through local
private donations from such
fund-raising events as their an-
nual Walkathon or through a
$5,000-$6,000 grant from the
city. These funds must also be
used to fill the part of their
$80,000 budget for this year
which the OYD grant does not
SAVER feels that the coun-
selling collective can alleviate
many of the follow-up problems
inherent in Ozone House's vol-
unteer nature.
"One problem with a volun-
teer agency," he said, "is you
have a lot of turnover," which
leaves a runaway's case up
in the air.
By setting up the collective

and paying 12-14 half - time
workers, Ozone House hopes to
reduce the turnover rate and
thus provide a more effective
follow-up program.
will also aid volunteers who
have a complicated case and
provide family and individual
Saver expressed particular
enthusiasm about setting up the
small residence for runaways.
"It's nice having someone
around to give love and care,"
- Saver considers the foster
care, which can only be given
with permission of the par-
ents, to be "a cooling-off per-
THE MONEY from the OYD
grant will fund foster care for
these runaways whose parents
either refuse to pay or who
can not afford it.

Unemployment in Washtenaw
County rose to 12.3 per cent in
June following a three month
decline in the jobless figure.
But Michigan Employment
Security Commission (MESC)
figures indicate the county is
fairing better than the state as
a whole, which recorded a 15
per cent unemployment figure
during the same period. The
city ranked below both the state
and the nation with only 8.4 per
cent of its residents seeking
THIS MEANS that. currently
124,300 people are employed in
the county, but 15,300 are still
seeking work.
However, the labor force has
increased by 6,000 people in the
past year.
Howard Barricklow, a MESC
official, said the rise in unem-
ployment was likely due to stu-
dents entering the summer job
LAST February unemploy-
ment reached an all time high
when 15.7 per cent of the work
force was unemployed. The fig-
ures for March, April and May
were 14.9, 14, and 10.6 per cent

Unemployment in the city was
recorded for the first time in
May and was found to be 7.2
per cent.
Despite the high figure, the
county has not been hurt by
high unemployment as bad as
other parts of the state.
DETROIT has been hit the
hardest with an unemployment
figure of 18.7 per cent in May-
prior to the June surge of stu-
dents into the job market.
The city has not been as se-
verely hurt by the recession
"because it is less dependant
on industry than the surround-
ing areas," according to Bar-
County was relatively unaffect-
ed by the recession until No-
vember of last year.
The cou n t y unemployment
rate for all of last year was 6.5
per cent-almost half the aver-
age for the first six months of
this year.
MESC officials said that no
sign of the long-awaited "bot-
toming out" has been reflected
in the local unemployment rate,
The figure for last month dou-
bled from that of June 1974.

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