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Columbus Telegram, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1970, Columbus, Nebraska cannot kept by orct It cm only achieved by understanding Einstein TELEGRAM WEATHER OUTLOOK Mostly cloudy through Friday with showers and storms tonight and Friday Chance of locally ers tonight Lows in the lower Ms Highs Friday upper 70s lo lower 80s NUMBER 137 NINETY-FIRST YEAR UPI Leased Wire COLUMBUS NEBRASKA THURSDAY JUNE II 1970 24 Pages Today Evening single copy PLAYTIME While Job's Daughters members and guardians registered and rehearsed for forthcoming activities little Raymond Kiggins of made good use of the novelty stand Trying to get the toy pooch moving are Mrs Lee of Columbus and Mrs Dan Campbell of Omaha past grand guardian More than 400 Job's Daughters members from across Nebraska registered Wednesday during the opening of the four-day The formal opening p.m tonight is open to the public Friday night's ceremonies are restricted to Job's members and associates Telegram Photo Alien states being desegregation WASHINGTON UPI E Allen Jr said today lie believes lie was as U.S education commissioner because his views on Cambodia and school desegregation were nol in line with of the White House The While House said the reason Allen got the ax Wednesday was that President Nixon was generally disappointed with his performance in running the Office of Education Press Secretary Ronald L Ziegler said the ouster announced suddenly on Wednesday had no connection with Allen's public opposition lo Nixon's action sending American troops Cambodia Allen outlined his views at a news conference at the same time Ziegler gave the White House position on the situation at a regular mid-day meeting with reporters Said Allen ot his The reasons probably were that my positions on some matters very crudal to society such as desegregation and tlie statement 1 made about Cambodia were probably things not in line with the thinking ot the White House And those were foremost among the reasons in asking for my resignation Ziegler told I think the President lias been generally disappointed in the progress the Office of Education has made in the past 18 months We want to move ahead in this area There are decisions to be made in the whole area of various programs Ziegler said he did riot know if the President had personally told his dissatisfaction but he made it clear that Nixon's point had been communicated by While House advisers At his meeting with reporters in a conference room al the education office headquarters Allen criticized what he termed a lack of commitment by the Nixon administration to eliminate school segregation The difference between me and the administration is that they are concerned with meeting the minimum requirements of the Civil Rights Act and I am interested in a commitment to move rapidly toward eliminating segregated schools no matter what the he said Senate Democratic Loader Mike Mansfield said Allen gave the administration no choice but to oust liim Whatever the reasons I think the commissioner has been sorl of leading up to Mansfield said He left the administration no choice He's been at odds with the administration The end of Allen's leadership of the Office of came abruptly late Wednesday In a statement outgoing HEW Secretary Robert H Finch said he had asked for and received Allen's resignation effective immediately Nixon move fails in key Senate vote Body of drowning victim recovered at Lake North More than three days of intensive search climaxed early this morning when the body of a David City lo have drowned Sunday floated to the top of Lake North about four and a half miles north of the city The victim was identified as Kenneth E Stava a David City resident and employe of a Columbus manufacturing firm He had been missing in the lake since a boating accident shortly afler 6 p.m Sunday Slava was taken to Knott Funeral Home in David Cily and will be buried at 5 p.m this afternoon in St Mary Cemetery in that city Rev John Rasmussen will officiate at the graveside services which include a rosary A funeral mass is slated for Friday from St Mary Church County Attorney Robert Snell said an observer spotted body about in the northeast quadrant of the lake The sighting was apparently very near where rescue workers had suspected the mishap had occurred County Sheriff John Evans was credited with sighting he body and he signaled a boat operated by John Smith of rural Richland to bring the body ashore The sheriff placed its location about feet straight south of a dock facility on the lake's north shore Details of the boating accident are not completely clear but Snell fold reporters Wednesday that Stava was piloting a boat occupied by him and a companion Alfred Kufa Jr of Columbus Kula had been standing in the rear of the boat according lo Snell's report and had fallen overboard as a result of a sudden turn Slava is said to have jumped in the lake after him and the pair treaded water Stava went down once and Kuta saved him then the David Cilian went down again Kula told officials the next thing he remembers is being dragged into a boat by two Shelby men Dale Schmid and his son Gary The survivor was taken to Behlen Memorial Hospital apparently suffering from shock and was released Tuesday The victim's father a David City area farmer was taken to St Mary Hospital Sunday also after collapsing when hearing of the incident He has also been released Search operations were begun immediately under direction of counly officials and continued through Thursday morning Snell said dragging operations had ceased about 4 p.m Wednesday afternoon and had not resumed this morning when he body was found But the lake was patrolled throughout night by cars and boats At one lime in the search Slate Game Commission dragging equipment divers and even an airplane were involved in the operations Loup Engineer Accident Report Wednesday Total this Total last Injuries 40 Royal S Clark ordered the lake to be partially drained late Sunday and level was taken down about 10 Feet This morning Snell thanked everyone involved in the operation which included volunteer I a w enforcement officials firemen and Civil Defense workers He also said the lake could be at the discretion of Loup Power District officials Loup officials said the lake will be tilted to its usual level as soon as possible depending on equipment and personnel being shifted from other work but did not set a reopening dale The Slava incident is the first drowning in Lake North which has been in use as a recreation area since 1962 Stava who resided at 880 M Street in David City was born Oct 22 1944 lo Emil and Margaret Reha Stava He was a graduate ot David City Aquinas and served with the National Guard He and his wife the former Darla Jean were married in February 1967 al St Church in Bellwood and Stava was a member of St Mary Church and the Parish Council of Catholic Men Survivors include his widow parents grandparents Mr and Mrs Robert M Stava and a sister Carol The incident is being investigated by state officials including Conservation Officer Lyman Wilkinson That official said there had been nothing wrong in operation of the boat and he ruled alcohol as a factor in the mishap Jet sale to Israel will be announced next week UPI United Stales is preparing lo announce some lime week agreement on the sale of a limited number of jet warplanes to Israel while making a top-level bid to Egypt tp begin peace talks While declining to disclose Ihc number of jets involved administration officials indicated it would be a small fraction of the 125 Phantoms and Israel to buy on easy credit terms President Nixon and State Department have informed Arab great will be exercised regarding number of planes al least for the while an effort is made lo persuade Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser to open indirect negotiations with Ihc neighboring stale The U.S decision to make a direct approach lo probably in a letter from Nixon lo Nasser will be one of new initiatives of State William P Rogers has promised will be taken by the United States in the Middle East Officials acknowledged this mean bypassing he negotiations as well as the Big Four talks al United Nations They said the aim would be To get agreement on a formula for negotiations under the auspices of Mediator WASHINGTON UPI Senate rejected today legislation to permit President Nixon tp order renewed Cambodia tary actions if lie found il necessary lo American troops in South Vietnam Hie vote was 52 to 47 Clinging to a small majority he Senate's bloc scored a key victory in debate over Nixon's Cambodian policy Defeated was an amendment by Sen Robert Byrd D-W Va which would have granted an exemption from the proposed Cooper Church amendment aimed at cutting off funds for retaining U.S forces in dia after July 1 Byrd's proviso would have permitted a new incursion inlo Cambodia afler U.S are withdrawn if Nixon deemed it necessary lo protect U.S forces in South Vietnam or being withdrawn from there Defeat of the Byrd ment however did not bring the Senate closer to x a showdown vote on the Church amendment Numerous other modifications were pending Byrd called on bis colleagues to stand by our men in Vietnam He protested against putting handcuffs on President and preventing him from carrying out his Constitution duties as commander in chief Byrd urged the Senate not to limit Nixon's authority t o return temporarily lo Cambodia for protection of Ihc lives of our fighting men in Vietnam Bui Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield told the Senate Ibal Iho President has unilateral powers lo protect American citizens including servicemen anywhere in the world On this basis lie said Die Byrd amendment was nol needed Mansfield added that the President does not have uni- lateral power lo launch a continental input of money and men inlo one He said the Byrd amendment would give Nixon in advance for a broad and indefinite undertaking without any check by Congress The rights prerogatives of the Congress are at stake Mansfield asserted The Byrd amendment was specifically endorsed by Nixon Nixon said the prohibition would lie his hands in conducting Ihc war Can't permit war to reach Thailand BANGKOK Thailand Foreign Minister Tiianal Ktio- nian said today Thailand could not permit the war in neighboring Cambodia lo reach Thailand We are not eager lo he dragged into the conflict but we cannot sit idly by anil the Communist invasion of Cambodia to spill over into said in an interview with UPI That is why ex- his nation was already training volunteers of dian descent to fight with Cambodian forces was asked if this new policy could later escalate into a full-scale Thai military into Cambodia lo Kennedy files for re-election out of presidential race BOSTON Senate Majority Whip Edward M Kennedy fulfilling a promise made last after Mary Nixon calls for action on his crime legislation WASHINGTON UPI President told Congress lo get off dead center on his crime legislative package and said the lawmakers may face the voters in November if new laws are not passed The major failure of this congress has been ils failure lo ad on any of these Nixon said Partisanship is no excuse As President was calling for action on Capitol Hill vice President Spiro T Agnew said in a speech on crime that criminal elements whether Mafia leaders or dishonest repairmen must be fought with every weapon available and consistent with our Nixon speaking informally to a group of U.S attorneys visiting Jo died in his car the While House said Congress should get off announced today he would seek which been operating get these hills of committee and get these laws passed There are 13 measures before Congress ranging from drug control lo pornography lo control of explosives he said I understand partisan politics I understand dragging feet on some Nixon said That's the way the game is played But crime is not a partisan issue Nixon said he has been receiving lellers from around the demanding action on crime legislation He said crime is a lop issue in public opinion polls taken around the country Failure of Congress to act will be something for the people lo he said Nixon said rate of increase of crime has declined recently and gave credit to Attorney General John N Mitchell who stood at his side during the meeting in the While House Rose garden But he said law enforcement authorities need more effective tools and that they would be provided wilh passage of the administration's program Nixon also called for evenhanded enforcement of laws already on the books as a step toward public confidence in Hie law When a law is nol enforced that creates a disrespect for law he said But when a law is unfairly enforced il also creates disrespect for law Nixon's audience was a delegation from he annual conference of lw federal attorneys being held at the Statler Hilton Hotel where the White House and before the Agrew in a prepared speech said that Criminal elements are special election will be truly the enemies of our He listed them as organized criminals such as Mafia chieftain and his henchmen labor racketeers drug pushers and smut peddlers street criminals such as robbers and burglars and white collar criminals which he said included lax cheats embezzlers dishonest repairmen and dishonest businessmen Like all who would threaten the life and health of this nation Agnew said they must be fought with every weapon available and consistent with our Constitution il is dishonorable the dishonor is more Hie Americans than to Thailand said the facts are that former President Lyndon B Johnson strongly urged Thailand to send troops to Vietnam We said we the foreign minister said We said we didn't have the means said Ihc Thai ment lold the Johnson tration it was heavily engaged in building the economy and fighting Communist insurgency within Thai borders and was not financially able to send troops to Vietnam Rut the Johnson administration was insistent that Thailand commit help route the rampaging North troops on the grounds This is Vietnamese and Viet Cong an Asian affair troops re-election lo a full six-year term ruling himself of 1972 presidential campaign The Democrat one of most frequent and outspoken of made the announcement in his Boston apartment overlooking the Charles River opponent will he former Republican Stale Com- Chairman Josiah ing Kennedy first was elected lo the Senate in 1962 in a special election tp fill the unexpired term of his brother John when he was elected President Benjamin Smith former male of John F Kennedy when they were at Harvard had filled Senate seat by appointment after the older Kennedy had been elected to We want lo keep the other side he said ly We haven't come to the bridge yet When we come lo il we may cross il For his part is sharply critical of American antiwar lawmakers who believe their positions were by the disclosure last weekend that the United Stales paid million to Thailand during the past four years to support the Thai force in South Vietnam said the controversy in the U.S Senate was the sort of domestic political fight you Americans seem lo enjoy The giving of military support lo oilier nations lias been an American practice or a long he said There is nothing dishonorable about it If So said Thailand agreed to accept military aid and logistical support in return for sending Vietnam Bloodmobile to visit Columbus Mrs W M Ferguson County Red Cross blood program chairman announced Red Cross here June Gunnar Jarring of Sweden Officials contended they still were whether the announcement on warplanes to Israel would mention any specific number but they doubled it They said it would be more likely pegged to replacing Israeli losses and making up for a certain of gradual obsolescence Nixon when he met late last week with Foreign Minister Ahmed Laraki of Morocco gave Laraki a message lo King Hussein of Jordan which according to officials here promised the Israeli plane deal would involve very few aircraft al this lime Laraki had brought an appeal from Hussein for refusal of any planes to Israel The ambassadors Arabia Kuwait and Jordan who called on Undersecretary of State Elliott Richardson Friday to argue against planes for Israel were given similar assurances United States would act with restraint The Israeli government is dismayed over evidence United States is going to parcel out warplanes a few at a time They wanted announcement of an agreement to sell a large number of planes arguing that this was necessary as a psychological blow lo persuade Soviets against increasing already considerable military involvement in Egypt's defense Russia to hike military aid to North Vietnam MOSCOW Soviet Union announced it will increase its military aid to North in response to expanded U.S military involvement in Indochina An official statement said the Kremlin agreed to build up Hanoi's defense capacity under an agreement signed in Moscow today between the Soviet Union and North Vietnam Details of the accord were not diseased The Soviet Union is giving additional assistance lo al a time when American imperialists are intensifying the aggressive war in when they are bombing some areas of the democratic Republic of Vietnam carrying out military escalation in Laos and waging an aggressive war in the statement distributed by official agency said Today's agreement was reached in talks between a North Vietnamese delegation led by Da Duk and a delegation of Russian specialists including Ivan Arkhipov first deputy chairman of the USSR Economic Relations Committee and Deputy Foreign Minister Ivan Grishin It provides for deliveries this year of additional Soviet industrial equipment and materials necessary for the national economy of the democratic republic of Vietnam and further its defense capacity The new treaty apparently supplements the existing Vietnamese accord which was signed last year OMAHA L 73 Nance County treasurer since 1942 died Wednesday in an Omaha pital She had been hospitalized at prior lo being lo Omaha recently Mrs Messner who served as treasurer 12 years be- fore her election wori the GOP primary on May 12 The Memorial Chapel was in charge of funeral arrangements Quota for each is pints and officials are hoping for a strong public response Bloodmobile hours at the City Auditorium arc from to 5 p.m June 23 and from 10 lo 4 p.m June 24 It is helpful if prior appointments are made but all walkins are welcome on either day Calling for this visit is composed of Don Carlson Gale Slan Fallick I M Gableman W W Groves L R Hansen Keith N Johnson C V Jones Arthur Kummer William Nelson John Peck Don Peterson Paul Plummer Clyde Simpson Don Trippel Tony Zabawa Jr and Miss Dorothea Recce Cong kill 75 civilians SAIGON Cong guerrillas throwing grenades mlo bunkers filled with terrified villagers overran a South Vietnamese hamlet today and killed 75 civilians and injured 83 others In Cambodia Viet Cong North Vietnamese seized parl of the ancient ruins of Wat and attacked the Reap airport from which Communist forces were driven last weekend The slaying of the civilians in South Vietnam was at Phu Thanh a hamlet miles of Da Nang The real target was civilian said Maj Thomas J of Camp Lejeune Nearly every one of the homes in Ihc village of residents had an underground shelter Bui attackers grenades inlo ami U.S officials said 34 persons were killed in one bunker alone In Cambodia a military official said il was any attempt would be made lo drive the from Ihp Angkor Wat ruins for fear of damaging the shrines It classical Viel Cong maneuver of using churches and temples as sanctuaries from which to launch a military spokesman said Today's Index Women's Nevis Page 3 Editorial Page 4 Sports Page 8 Comics Page 9 Classified Pages 10 11 South Vietnam opposes unilateral Gi withdrawal Rain remains in forecast it it 1 p.m W low this morning 82 high Wednesday 0 high year ago 52 low year ago By United Press International Another batch of showers and thunderstorms were predicted for Nebraska and day There will be frequent per- ot rain and thunderstorms over easl and central Nebraska with heavy rain at times in Die southeast tonight and early day The rains will in the east Friday but will gradually taper off in central Nebraska Most of the stale had rain during the night with varying considerably PARIS Vietnam said today any unilateral American and allied withdrawal from ils territory before the departure of Communist would jeopardize country's right o self-determination Addressing he 70th peace conference session Saigon Ambassador Pham Dang Lam said Communist Vietnamese troops and other subversive forces must nol stay on South Vietnamese soil after the allied Hanoi's delegate called the talks deadlocked and said the United Slates should rapidly withdraw all ot its Rejecting any idea of a coalition cabinet wilh the Viet Cong Revolutionary government Lam Vietnam's foreign minister and presently chief peace negotiator said any formula of coalition would lead to the seizure of power by the Communists For the same he said the South Vietnamese people are opposed to the presence of Vietnam's troops and subversive forces on their soil after the departure of allied troops To maintain North Vietnamese in South after a unilateral withdrawal of allied forces would be in facl incompatible wilh the free exercise of the Vietnamese people's right to U.S negotiator Philip C called on the North Vietnamese to indicate their intentions after Hanoi troop withdrawals What we seek is some sign of your intentions to remove Vietnamese from he said Habib said Washington long had proposed a pullout of all foreign forces from Vietnam He said United Slates was prepared lo consider any timetable for such a pullout and that ils offer lo complete such an wilhin 12 also was slill valid North delegate Nguyen Minh Vy and thq Viet Cong's Nguyen Van who do nol recognize Saigon and ignore its presence al 15 Paris demanded again the overthrow of Saigon's regime and its replacement by a coalition that would prepare new general elections They also insisted the United States must fully withdraw ils armed from Indochina Vy declared al start of the session the only means for President Richard M Nixon to end Ihc conflict and safeguard the lives of the American youth is to bring the rapidly home
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