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Columbus Telegram, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1970, Columbus, Nebraska la II to expect mankind will take advice when they will not much Swift NUMBER NINETY-FIRST YEAR TELEGRAM WEATHER OUTLOOK Continued tonight Sunday more tation probable Lows tonight highs Sunday UPI Leased Wire SATURDAY APRIL 18 1970 10 Pages Today Evening Except single copy South Vietnamese troops inside Cambodia for key military push SAIGON troops in armored vehicles pushed up to 15 miles inside Cambodia in a large operation that overran a key Viet Cong base camp and killed or captured more than 400 guerrillas military sources said today The four-day campaign ig- noring repeated American peals against incursions into Cambodia concluded Friday the sources said South Vietnamese man who took part in the campaign lold UPI correspondent Barney bert hat government troops had driven as far as 15 miles inlo Cambodia Members ot a South Vietnamese ranger unit said they had fought up lo nine miles inside the neutral nation Some South Vietnamese diers told of seeing American tanks and also crossing the border This was categorically denied by the U.S Command But one U.S officer interviewed by at the border said some U.S advisers CONTEST WINNERS see story for details Lions talent contest held Noon Lions Club announced winners of its annual talent contest after the Friday evening competition in Junior High auditorium Clyde Simpson served as master of ceremonies and Ralph Eickhoff contest chairman Winners arc entitled to compete in Sunday in Norfolk The winners pictured above junior division front row K a r i n 10 of 3120 14th piano solo first and Tracy Rodgers 9 of 2852 Avenue vocal solo second intermediate division second row Robby 14 of Humphrey organ medley first dimming 15 of Roule 3 song and dance second Palti Sans 12 ot Schuyler piano solo third senior division back r o w Cindy Hodgers 17 2852 Avenue vocal solos first Applegale 17 of 2909 Street cornet solo second There were 29 competing individuals or an audience over 200 Dignitaries visit here Monday Columbus will at mid- day Monday for representatives of 24 foreign nations and six U.S agencies They will be here en route lo he seventh annual Midwest Conference on World Affairs at Kearney State College After arriving in Omaha Sunday they will start to Kearney Monday morning and Two districts ask to join Lakeview At a special meeting Friday evening Lakeview board of education members accepted Ilie petitions of District 3 and a portion of District 31 lo join the Lakeview district Tlie petitions now go before the County Board District 3 is located west of Columbus and District 31 is situated northwest of Center According to Board Secretary Carroll Schreiber the board also held discussions on curriculum and schedules for and received bids for landscaping work from Wilke Landscaping and Flynn and Rydell Lawn and Garden Center of Schuyler The bids are under- consideration The next board meeting will be May 4 slop lo visit Kluck and Behlen Manufacturing Co They will have noon lunch a t The conference begins at 9 Tuesday with hundreds of high school students joining the thousands of collegians lo lislen to meet and visit with foreign representatives This year's conference is being built around ecology and environmental research Mayor Eugene Leahy will be speaker at the Omaha of Commerce Monday breakfast Al a Sunday evening banquet in Omaha Rafael V a s q u c m i n i s t of the Embassy of Argentina will be speaker fire Report Calls to date To date last year 35 Days without call 1 lo South Vietnamese units may have crossed the border The South Vietnamese mand issued a communique today reporting 378 Communist troops killed and 37 captured in a four-day operation ending Friday in South Vietnam's Tay Ninh Province bordering Wing section Spokesmen said South mesc forces seized more than 100 weapons 80 tons of rice and two tons of medicine and destroyed 170 houses The South Vietnamese spokesmen insisted the operation had been ed on the Vietnamese side of the border Government losses in the campaign were placed at eight killed and 67 American advisers at the border region lold Seibert operation was so secret that operational control over field in area was taken away from them and handed over to a Vietnamese tactical operations Communiques reported American helicopters shot down Friday west of Hue in the northern quarter while ing South Vietnamese on an offensive three miles easl of the A Shau Valley Two of the chopper crewmen were wounded Guerrilla gunners carried out 15 shelling attacks overnight against Allied bases the fewest since the starl of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong offensive April 1 Military sources said rillas firing grenades and machine guns killed seven South Vietnamese and wounded 23 others in an on a government outpost Friday 82 miles north of Saigon and three miles from Cambodia The defenders killed 15 of attackers the sources said American forces reported light and Friday Military spokesmen said U.S killed 21 guerrillas in four engagements al a cost of one killed and 23 wounded One died and four were wounded when troops of the U.S Infantry Division clashed with guerrillas near Dau 35 miles of Saigon Nine guerrillas were killed South spokesmen said Vietnamese were killed and 11 wounded Friday when set off a bomb in a in Cao Lanh City 70 miles west-southwest of Saigon Five of the dead and all of wounded were civilians T Senator asks space huddle AUCKLAND NEW This is how the Apollo 13 re-entry looked from an Air New Zealand flying 190 miles from here The pilot identified the streak ending in flash as the destruction of the service module and the streak at right as the command module en route to its Pacific splashdown UPI WASHINGTON UPI Clinton P Anderson chairman of the Senate Space Committee lias requested a discussion with the Apollo 13 astronauts and space officials at as early a date as possible lo discuss the Apollo mission and its anomalies Sen William Proxmire D- Wis said the Nixon tration should cancel future manned space flights He said It's nol worth the cost and we need the money for education and other urgent problems at home President Nixon made s short visit to a Republican leadership conference Friday night and devoted all of his remarks to praise of the astronauts He did not discuss the specifics of his plans for the space program but said it was proudest day of my life and in the life of my country Anderson reporters his proposal would by no means amount to ah investigation of tie Apollo 13 mission He wrote Space Administrator Thomas C Paine lhat I am sure you agree lhat next immediate goal is lo Apollo schedule and to again successful lunar sions Sen Gordon L U- Colo chairman of Hie GOP Policy Committee said in n statement We must nol panic in face of Apollo difficulties We must not be led lo abandon manned space flights Bui Proxmire said in an I've felt all long we should concentrate on un- manned space flights can dig the holes gather lie rocks and lake the Proxmire said of robot without the terrible risk of human life and at a fraction of Hie cost of manned per cent or less Proxmire got little support for his effort to cut he Apollo program from the space budgel But he said Apollo troubles make the case stronger Rep John M Murphy D- said cold courage of and the space agency's technical proficiency in overcoming potential disaster should squelch critics who lo slow or hall U.S space research and exploration Rare display of world unity as astronauts return safely SPACE CENTER Mrs Fred W Haise loft and Mrs James A Lovell wives of the two married astronauts beam approval after spacecraft makes safe splashdown They will fly to Hawaii to be reunited with their husbands UPI Nation's highest civilian award awaits astronauts Dinner cooked little too early Firemen went to the Jim Herfkens home 2312 Street Friday where dinner was being too early A sack of groceries set on the kitchen range which was accidentally turned on under the sack Damage was caused b y smoke Texas tornadoes bring 22 deaths Omaha boy in fair condition OMAHA old Omaha boy was in fair condition at Children's Hospital today after nearly drowning in a Friday Prompt mouth lo resuscitation administered by Thomas Lazio 26 to his son was credited with saving the life of Blaine Lazio Lazio said he was working in his basement when his wife Janis came carrying the un- conscious baby Lazio said his wife had been giving the child a bath when she turned her back for a moment and the baby went under the water By the time the rescue squad arrived at home father had managed lo get some of the color back into Elaine's face But he said if it had nol been for the rescue squad's quick arrival the baby might have died Accident Report Friday Saturday year Total lait year 3 2 232 CLARENDON Tex cluster of tornadoes laced with rain and hail roamed the flat farm country of the Texas Panhandle early today at least 22 persons injuring hundreds more and causing millions of dollars in damage Twisters too many to count struck at 11 cities and towns in the darkness of over a from liny village of Whiteface near the New Mexico border to Pampa about 60 miles from Oklahoma line One tornado ripped through a sleepy park on a lake shore outside Clarendon at Twelve persons were killed there and 150 house trailers were tossed about like toys and destroyed Around tornadoes winds of more than 100 miles an hour raked towns from Red River Valley to the lip of the Texas Panhandle Gusts blew in and twisters ripped out gas and power lines and knocked out telephone lines across hundreds of miles There are people getting killed and injured all over the said Carroll Clark a slate police dispatcher at Amarillo 60 miles northwest of Clarendon C 0 Layne Texas tor for defense and disaster relief in Austin said damage was estimated al daybreak ai million He ordered civil defense crews inlo alley to clean up hundreds injured or homeless Eleven lowns have been damaged and have dead or Layne said Damage is estimated in excess of million Tornadoes howling with the roar of a fleet of jetliners hit Clarendon ral Cotton Lazbuddie Claytonville Ion Medley Pampa and Kress You can't believe the amount of mud on the injured said Gordon Russell administrator of hospital at Hale Center where the Cotton Center victims were laken It's a half inch thick The hardest hit was don and the Sherwood Shores trailer park four miles of tow on Greenbelt Lake The string of howling were he worst in the area since a tornado May 15 1957 killing 21 persons injuring 39 and causing half a million dollars damage At least four twisters darted deadly and loud around don a coLion town of population Police said aboul 150 house trailers were de- outside town and resort lake front was turned into a muddy mire preventing ambulances from speeding lo the scene Another tornado danced through two mites of homes and businesses at Pampa II a hospital ABOARD IWO JIMA having eaten their first hearty meal and slept their first deep sleep since Monday headed for Pago Pago then to Honolulu later today to receive from President Nixon civilian award James A Lovell and John L Swigert were reported fired but in good physical condition alter their four-day brush with death in space when the Apollo 13 service module exploded and wrecked heir moon landing mission The crewman Fred W liaise developed a mild urinary trad and a fever because of a shortage of drinking water aboard spaceship said tics should clear up the problem wilhin a few days The wives of Haise and Lovell were lo ly to Honolulu wilh Mrs Nixon today for of the Medal of Freedom to America's newest space heroes The Nixons were lo arrive al Space at Houston al noon Medal of Freedom to Sigurd A director of flight operations on behalf of ground controllers whose skill helped coax crippled spacecraft to a sion splashdown in South Pacific Friday Reunion in Honolulu the ceremony the Nixons will pick up Mary Haise seven months pregnant Marilyn Lovell and Dr and Mrs L Leonard of East Denver Colo and fly them lo Honolulu for a reunion They were scheduled back home Sunday at 9 but there was a possibility they spend some time in Hawaii relaxing and unwinding from their grueling adventure Dr M Baird of the National Aeronautics and Space who checks astro- returning space flights said the Apollo 13 crew was considerably more tired than the other crews 1 have seen When swim team leader Lt Ernest L Jahncke of wich Conn reached Ihc Odyssey command module bing in warm Pacific he felt an icy cold hatch handle When opened hatch Jahncke was hit willi a blast of chilly air II simply was too cold for the lo sleep except in small snatches on the long journey home from the moon The astronauts whose dogs froze in the frigid command module supped day night on a dinner which included lobster and prime ribs of beef shrimp cocktail lunar salad wilh Iwo Jima dressing a dessert of and Apollo cookies and some cooling libation Odyssey tif in the command module that plunked to one of America's mosl perfect downs Leave by Helicopter The astronauts were to leave the ship by helicopter about I p.m EST today for the minule lo Pago Pago in American Samoa After a minule greeting by a bevy of native dancing girls crew leaves at p.m EST for Honolulu arriving Hickam Air Force Base at p.m EST The President who intently watched splashdown on sion Friday al the White House ilies and space heroes express his pride and appreciation for- effort He called il the mosl exciting mosl meaningful day of his life surpassing even his election as President and proclaimed Sunday a national lay of prayer and thanksgiving for from what he called the edge of eternity While nation was hailing the safe return however space officials immediately began a searching look at the problems the ill-starred voyage tered Apollo 14 scheduled for liftoff 1 probably will be delayed of the problems doomed Apollo flight a million failure Soviet shift intrigues U S WASHINGTON UPI United Stales is interested in exploring the Soviel Union's apparent shift toward favoring an international conference to settle conflict in Asia officials said today The apparent surfaced in remarks by Yakov Malik Soviet ambassador lo United Nations at a news conference ostensibly called in New York Thursday lo discuss forthcoming 100th sary of Soviet leader Lenin on April 22 Previously the Soviet Union was aboul tish efforts to reconvene the Geneva Conference lo discuss Ihc situation in Vietnam and adjacent Indo Chinese states On April 1 the French government also urged tional consultations on the widening war on he Indo- Chinese Peninsula While House Press Secretary Ronald L said Friday United States was of course interested in exploring what they the Russians have in mind lie pointed out thai President Nixon had reconvening a Geneva ence on Laos and had asked Britain and Soviet Union to take some action Stale Department spokesman Robert J McCloskey said jn a brief We are interested in exploring what Ihc Soviel government has in mind On Thursday Malik U appears to be that only a new Geneva conference would bring aboul a fresh solution and a relaxation of tension on the Indo-China Peninsula If this was the point of French proposal then il is deserving of attention Stale Department officials said they were reasonably convinced thai Malik's remarks were not haphazard and sented a considered view in Moscow But what the Soviel motivation may be is still in doubt here By United Press International II was a rare example of world unity born of lal relief and gratitude at the safe return Friday of U.S Apollo 13 James Lovell Fred and Jack Swigert Valican aides said the Pope had seldom looked so happy When parachutes blossomed on his television screen he pontiff prayed He was overcome with emotion and said Vatican sources The Pope immediately sent President Nixon ance of deep admiration United Nations General Thant was among the first lo send Nixon his congratulations World is Thankful The entire world is thankful and all men will long marvel at he unmatched combination of technological skill courage and indomitable spirit which alone could safely bring them back lo embrace Cheers went up along sian boulevards as the craft flashed inlo view on television screens At Ihc American Embassy in London callers jammed the switchboard congratulating Slates on the safe return of the astronauts Most of the people were sn 1 just didn't know what lo say lo said a telephone operator Reports on Radio Bulgarian television did not show landing but reported it on radio Hundreds of persons gathered in front of the U.S Embassy to watch a series of placards telling of progress in the return In Beirut roars of approval erupted from Arab cafes jammed with people who heard the landing on transistor radios In Tel Aviv a radio tor said As we say in English in Iranians many weeping and shouting poured inlo the of downtown Tehran when the news came In Moscow the Soviel news agency Tass praised the courage and cool heads of the Americans Moscow radio cut into ils regular newscast lo on Apollo return Diplomats Toast U.S U.S Ambassador Jacob D Beam was at a banquet at Italian Embassy when word came of safe landing The of many nations applauded cheered and raised glasses of champagne lo toast United Slates Sirens of the Buenos Aires newspapers La Clarin and La Nation blared al the moment the Apollo spacecraft appeared on television In Tokyo Japan casting Co carried a four-hour special program on the down In Johannesburg South ca space scientist Arthur said it was man's finest yel in space travel Jane Cromwell Rodeo Queen LINCOLN well a freshman from Genoa was named Friday night as the 1970 University of Nebraska Rodeo Miss Cromwell's selection was announced al National Intercollegiate Rodeo tion contest being held al University of Nebraska Sue Dillon 19 of Lincoln was named first and Debbie of Murdock was named second Low bidder on project OMAHA Ed Wilier i- Sons Inc Omaha is apparent low bidder for construction of a flood prelection project on the River and Creek at Schuyler The U.S Army Corps of Engineers opened bids i n Omaha Col Pendergrass Omaha District Engineer said Miller's bid of was the lowest of four received Government estimate w a s The job will include cubic yards of levee embankment tons of stone for dike and revetments and tons of surfacing material Seeding and mulching of 2D acres is also included in lite contract The contractor will commence work wilhin 15 days re- notice to proceed from Corps of Engineers Present plans call for of the job in flu days Local readings 10 40 this morning M muh Friday 60 high year ago 38 low year ago M rain Today's Index Farm 5 Women's News 3 Editorial 4 Comics Classified 8 9 U.S proposal takes Russians by surprise VIENNA decision by the United Slates lo a comprehensive plan for broad curbs on strategic nuclear arsenals appears to have caughl the Russians by prise diplomatic sources said today Even Gerard C Smith was said lq have come lo Vienna earlier this week that ident Nixon would approve wider recommendations for arms curbs instead of sticking to a more cautious weapon limitation The Strategic Arms tion Talks SALT formally opened Thursday and first session was held Friday The talks resume Monday at American Embassy The decision lo broaden the U.S approach lo may cause a switch in Soviet tactics Conference observers believe Ihc Russians may now await the of the can proposal before unveiling their own concept unless they decide to get in first lo score a possible propaganda tage No details of cither plan were disclosed nor were lo be released by the bound in the near future The American plan was understood lo envisage ble limitation of offensive and defensive strategic weapons with adequate safeguards or the nation's security The Russians are known to oppose the idea of verification by international controls lo insure against cheating This may prove a major stumbling block in the negotiations sources said The Soviets were understood to have prepared a package plan for the conference based on a freeze of rockets and including a variety of weapons including strategic bombers H would possibly be linked with abandonment of military bases abroad
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