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May 28, 1980 - Image 10

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Page 10-Wednesday, May 28,.1980-T
Hardi ner
named as
Israeli
Defense
Minister
JERUSALEM (AP)-The Israeli
government yesterday easily beat back
a no-confidence motion prompted by
the resignation of dovish Defense
Minister Ezer Weizman. Prime
Minister Menachem Begin was repor-
ted to have named a hardliner as
Weizman's successor.
Political sources said Begin chose
Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir to
replace Weizman and Energy Minister
Yitzhak Modai to fill the Foreign
Ministry post.
SHAMIR, 64, abstained when the
Israeli Parliament approved the Egyp-
tian-Israeli peace treaty and is a staun-
ch advocate of Jewish settlements in
the West Bank of the Jordan River and
Gaza Strip, the territories captured by
Israel during the 1967 Middle East war.
Modai, 53, was once quoted as saying
he favored annexation of the occupied
Arab lands if Palestianian autonomy
talks with Egypt fail. Egypt suspended
the talks May 8 citing a lack of
progress.
Weizman, who opposed settlements
in the occupied lands where 1.2 million
Palestinians live, resigned Sunday in
protest over what he saw as Begin's
refusal to compromise in peace
negotiations.
His resignation letter, which was,
made public Monday, said Begin had
missed "a great opportunity" for
peace.
But Weizman's resignation and his
bitter public- exchange with Begin con-
tinued to generate banner headlines in

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Rebellion halted
Soldiers carry away the body of a rebel killed in an exchange of fire yesterday when South Korean troops recaptured
this riot-stricken city of Kwangju. See Story, Page 11.

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afraid the
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would evei
Security
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National
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age 25 to 44
the system

Sunday, June 1, 9am i3pm
POTTERS GUILD

Workers under age 55 fear
Social Security will run dry
NGTON (AP) - Most benefits whenthey retire. MILTON GWIRTZMAN, a lawyer
workers under age 55 are Some 56 per cent of those age 45 to 54 who heads the commission, said the
Social Security system will lacked confidence in the system. But 58 survey shows the public would rather
e funds to pay benefits when per cent of those 55 to 64, and 74 per cent pay higher taxes than lose benefits.
heir turn to retire, a nation- of the elderly, have complete or a great Hart told a news conference people
ey released yesterday in- deal of confidence. consider the payroll tax less onerous
Some 76 per cent opposed ending than state sales tax, federal income
heir lack of confidence, most Social Security and only 17 per cent tax, or gasoline tax.
ic supports the program and were in favor of such a move in the sur- Asked to choose between a higher tax
n favor paying higher Social vey of 1,549adults. and lower benefits, only 21 per cent op-
taxes to avoid lowering ted for lower benefits; 68 per cent op-
raising the retirement age, LEADERS OF THE commission said posed lowering them.
to the survey ordered by the the poll shows most of the public sup- IN A SIMILAR vein, 51 per cent op-
Commission on Social ports Social Security, despite the rising posed and only 36 per cent favored
payroll tax. raising the retirement age by three
On the confidence question, pollster years if it came to a choice between
ND 73 per cent of Americans Peter Hart told a news conference, "I that and higher taxes at the turn of the
4 have little or no . confidence don't think they've given up. It's a con- century.
will have the funds to pay cern." Hart said the public generally under-
The commission is due to make stands what benefits Social Security of-
recommendations to President Carter fers and how it works.
and Congress in January. In an interim But he said "substantial numbers of
report last January, it recommended Americans are misinformed" in two
against rolling back the big increase in areas: only 37 per cent knew federal
the Social Security tax due in 1981, employees do not pay into the Social
when the tax spurts from 6.13 per cent Security system, and only 45 per cent
to 6.65 per cent and the wages subject to knew that benefits rise automatically
the tax rise from $25,900 to $29,700. with inflation.
Theatre Lamba presents
DRAG
A musical celebrating the art of
female impersonation
May 29, 30, 31-8 p.m.-$3
June 1-2 p.m.-$2
- - LYDIA MENDELSSOHN THEATER

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