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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - January 12, 1970, Galveston, Texas Underdog KC Chiefs Soar To Super Heights Texas Oldest Newspaper Established in 1842 Dedicated To The Growth and Progress of Galveston and All of Galveston County Details Page 11 Greatest Seafood Restaurant and Beach CLOSED MONDAYS VOL 128 NO 270 Associated Press AP Wirephoto Service GALVESTON TEXAS MONDAY MORNING JANUARY 12.1970 The County's Only Paper SINGLE COPY We Biafra Crumbles General Flees U.S Aid To Biafra Pressed WASHINGTON APi dent Nixon marshalled United States help Sunday to bring food and medical supplies to a ble three to our million rans who appear on the verge of being engulfed by Nigeria White House press secretary Ronald L Ziegler told reporters the military situation has be- come particularly acute in the last 24 hours and arc of a spreading collapse of ran defenses And he said through a series of conferences here in London and elsewhere in Europe Nixon has been directing his attention toward the welfare of the tims of the savage civil war The United States has been advised there are food supplies adequate for 30 days Ziegler said And Nixon has ordered eight cargo planes and four helicopters which these planes can carry to stand on alert in the United Slates to transport supplies if they are needed The President is very much concerned about seeing that we do all that we can do to ease the Ziegler said The press secretary said the president convened Saturday a Washington special assistance group to develop any additional relief contingency plans thai are needed with a special task force standing by on a 24-hour basis to follow developments and provide plans and policy guidance for any action The group is under the tion of presidential assistant Henry A Kissinger Nixon called Prime Minister Harold Wilson of Great Britain Saturday night in order to action for expanding re- lief activities in Biafra and strengthening a force of tional observers which is companying Nigerian federal government troops The observers are under in- struction Ziegler said to re- port on any military excesses There are representatives from Sweden Poland Canada and the United Kingdom on the group Wilson responded by cable Sunday morning Ziegler said to the effect that there had been with the government overnight BIAFRAN REFUGEES FLEEING ADVANCING NIGERIAN TROOPS Enemy Has Pushed In From Practically All Sides ORLU DEFENSES PUSHES BACKED Troops Raced Toward Uli Airstrip Purchase Offered During Harlingen Landing Plane Narrowly A verts Disaster I GALVESTON AREA ally fair through Tuesday A little cooler Monday and Monday night and wanner on Tuesday High upper 50s OD Island and Mainland low Monday mid 40s on Island low 40s land BOATING Mostly terly winds 12 to 22 gusty diminishing by Tuesday Waters choppy to rough Monday subsiding Tuesday Wave heights offshore up to 1 3 feet through Monday and 2 lo 3 feet Tuesday FISHING Poor Tex AP A Texas International jet 41 persons including a crew of four aboard narrowly ed disaster Sunday while at- tempting to land in fog Witnesses said the plane took the top out of an foot high tree knocked down a power line and scattered about 400 feet of heavy telephone ble A Texas International man at Houston said the line's Flight 926 struck several ob- on the ground during foggy weather and we don't know what the objects were The plane was en route from McAllen 35 miles away to lingen and Memphis Tenn via Houston Dallas and Little Rock Ark Capt Jerry Capps pilot of the plane from Dallas flew the plane into Houston Airport and according to the TI spokesman landed without in- There was some damage to the lower the airline spokesman added Passengers he said were transferred to an- other so the damaged plane could be inspected The plane was towed from the port runway Mrs W M Moncus who lives with her husband near where the attempted landing incident occurred said the plane tered debris through her yard in trees and in a field across a highway from her home Mrs Moncus said the incident occurred at 6.59 in fog so thick you couldn't even see the Galveston's colorful character JOHNNY JACK is 80 years young today MRS LAWRENCE KREUZER of Port Bolivar promises it's going to be a real whing ding the oyster supper Saturday given by the Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department at the recreation hall All the delicious oysters you can get for for adults and 75 cents for kids with proceeds going to purchase a new radio for the emergency ambulance Newlywed PEGGY KILL gels ribbed all the lime for looking like a 12 year old bride and if you'd see her mother from San Antonio you'd be inclined to believe it Her husband R L has just completed his training at the U.S Maritime Academy FRED and CAROLE JO CASTILLO are loving playing their roles of mom and dad lo their baby daughter ANGELA FAY born on Dec 28 at St Mary's Hospital WANDA and FERRALL ROSE have a darling two year old son who's sporting the biggest shiner you ever did see CHARLIE ROSENBLOOM is obviously a very avid reader of the Galveston Daily News This is the year of the Horn and JERRY is sporting an orange VW with white interior wonder if he's an alumnus of Texas and JUDY HELFMAN enjoying the comforts of their new home MRS BLASA AYALA VARGAS who has lived in Galveston for a half century is now calling San Francisco Calif home where she is living with her daughter NIETO RICHARD NER of Corpus is a patient at John Scaly Hospital Birthday kids arc MAS LEE SCHWARTZ HILL 1ZIE road She set the time of the incident by an electric clock that stopped when power and telephone service was knocked out in her home She said she and her husband walked down the highway until they could find a telephone in service to notify police Texas International employes who ar- rived at the scene about the same time police came Mrs Moncus said scolded her and her husband for notifying the of- I don't know who talked to that woman commented a cal TI representative later The public tion office said its plane took off at McAllen 35 miles away with visibility cut to mile By the time the landing was made visibility had dropped to mile the information office said Galveston GI Killed In Action Pfc Ricardo L Serenil of Galveston 23 was killed Friday on a combat operation in Vietnam when a hostile force was encountered according to word received by his parents Mr and Mrs Jose G Serenil from the Defense Department Serenil bad been in the army since June 1969 and arrived in Vietnam in August He served there with Co Dl 6 Division of tbe U S Army He was born on March 15 1946 in Edinburg Texas A 1964 graduate of Ball High School Serenil attended Sam Houston Slate before entering the army He was majoring in architecture and government He had been voted the Best Dressed Man on Campus He lived at 2109 Other survivors include two brothers Joe Manuel and Rene both of two sisters Mrs Norms Edge of Houston and Serenil of Galveston and grandparents Mr and Mrs Mangel Serenil of Galveston and Mrs Lopez of Services are pending at Broadway Funeral Home Man Gets New Heart HOUSTON Tex AP A team of surgeons transplanted the heart ot an undisclosed nor inlo the body of KoRer K Burke Jr of New Castle Pa Saturday afternoon al Methodist Hospital Check These SEARCH widens for pair wanted in tion of high school girl PageS DR Walter ez says many troubles pile up for people ter they're divorced Page 7 Other Bridge Comics Crossword Deaths Earl Wilson Editorials Horoscope Sports TV Listings Want Ads Weather Women's News 13 13 13 4 2 II 2 Perot Would Some Provisions Controversial Go Up To CO 1 Million SS Review High PFC WASHINGTON AP Texas millionaire H Ross Perot dis- closed Sunday he has offered to buy the release of U.S men held prisoner by North Vietnam And he saij he would go as high as million if essary Perot who tried ly to fly Christmas gifts and messages to the prisoners said he has sent a cable to North Vietnam with the offers but has not had tune to receive a reply The offers were disclosed on the ABC interview program sues and Answers This week I sent another ble lo the prime minister of North Perot said and made two offers to him concurrent offers The he said is to supply it takes food medicine other supplies to run the camps and as an incentive to the North Vietnamese to allow these sup plies to come in on a continuing basis lo supply the same ty of supplies in addition to the people of North Vietnam to bring relief to them The second Perot said was to build facilities supply food clothing and other items badly ed by the North Vietnamese people in exchange for the re- lease of the prisoners of war I outlined this plan to the North he ued and then closed by ing If the proposal i have out- is not satisfactory please outline terms and conditions that would be satisfactory to you that are wilhin the realm of what 1 can do to arrange the re- lease of these men Perot declined to say just much he was willing to spend but said as a practical matter we're willing to spend huge See OFFER PAGE 8 On Priority List AP Smith and brown reach be- at the same time and retire on Social Security John's firm has a pension plan pays him 52.500 has no supplementary pension so he takes a part time job ing to extend his income John collects his full Social Security benefit and his full pension But Bill's Social Security benefit is reduced by a year because of the he earns This example illustrates one ot the most controversial sions of the Social Security law one of many that will be under congressional review this year The House Ways and Means Committee conducted hearings in 1969 on the complexities of the Social Security system and on President Nixon's proposals for changes as well as Nixon's program for sweeping revisions uf the welfare tem which also comes under the Social Security law But pressed for time with a huge tax pending the committee ply Con- gress straight 15 per cent benefit increase for the 25 million persons who receive cial Security payments The committee promised however that Social Security revision would be a priority con- cern for 1970 and it will hold its first hearing next Monday the day Congress reconvenes Limits on the amount of ey a retired person can earn without taking a cut in Social Security benefits is just one vision that will come under re- view Here is another Bob Green and White have been working for the same See SS HIKE Page 8 Most Deferments Face Axe Draft Procedure Changes Planned WASHINGTON i API tary of Defense Melvin R Laird disclosed Sunday that the Nixon administration is planning ther changes in draft dures including the elimination of most 1 would not want to say all deferments Laird said As you know we have medical de- ferments and we have hardship deferments But 1 am talking in the area of student deferments Pollution Control Advisory Board Arrives In Houston HOUSTON AP President Nixon's Water Pollution Control Advisory Board arrived in ton Sunday for a four-day ing on Southeast Texas's water pollution problems The board will take and motor tours Monday and Tuesday of the ton and the Ar- thur areas There will be a public hearing Wednesday and Thursday in Houston The hoard loured the slate two years ago and this trip though it is confined to this area is to compliment what they learned last time Among the conclusions they drew then were the ton Ship Channel was grossly polluted and thai the slate could make better use of its river and basin authorities They also questioned il Texas was facing thti problem of con- trol as it should On the Monday lour are ton Baytown Smith Point La Pone Clear Lake Kemah Texas City and ton Tuesday the board by state officials on their tours will visit Beaumont Port Arthur Orange and Corpus Carl Klein assistant secretary of the U.S Department of Interior for water quality and research is expected to the board late Tuesday and con- duct the Wednesday hearing On hand lo greet ihc federal Sunday was Texts Wale Quality Board It held a hearing in Houston lor 26 cipal sewage treatment plants in the Clear Ukc watershed The board authorized Hugh Yanlis executive secretary of the lo refer seven of the plants to the attorney general's office for not complying with their present permits The remaining permit holders will be told that their current efforts will not be sufficient in the future to slop pollution After a hearing before an ex- officer each holder will be told to a timetable for installing a ary or third stage treatment plant A tertiary plant takes the phosphates out of the effluent The hearing coincided with the arrival of President Nixon's Water Pollution Control ry Board The federal agency is lo spend Monday and day inspecting the industrial area in southeast corner of the slate and then hold 1 public hearing in Houston Wednesday and Thursday occupational deferments and parental deferments He said he believes these can be gradually phased out Laird disclosed also that tity of units leaving Vietnam will be announced soon The secretary was inter- viewed on the CBS dio program Face the Nation Laird said he believes the re- cently adopted system has corrected cine of the major by reducing a period of ty but he continued The President wants to move so thai all young people are treated equally and fairly And I believe we will move in the di- rection of eliminating some of the occupational deferments deferments and other types of deferments Laird said that the U.S com- mander in Vietnam Gen Creighton Abrams will be an- nouncing within 48 hours the units that will be leaving nam under President Nixon's ready announced plans or the of about 50.000 men He will be announcing the removal of one Army division from one brigade one Marine regiment several air squadrons as well as some Navy support Laird said said another Army sion will he deactivated as a sull of the new withdrawals Previously deactivated were Army's 8th Infantry Division and the 5th Marine Division both for Vietnam war Bombers Pound Airstrip LAGOS Nigeria lAPi Gen C llew out of Biafra Sunday as his secessionist republic crumbled under federal on- slaughts Bombers pounded LIU airstrip Biafra's link with the and its capture appeared likely within two days Nigeria called on the Biafrans to surrender said he was going in search of peace and would re- turn soon Reliable reports said he look his family and white Mercedes staff car with him He told his army to stand firm and keep fighting Biafran regulars continued to resist rapid federal advances and there were heavy losses on both sides military sources said The crossroads town of Owerri fell and a force amassing for months moved on the capital of Orlu near Uli A radio report from Libreville Gabon said Orlu itself had fallen Federal radio broadcasts urged Ibos the main tribesmen of Biafra to stay at home and wait for troops to come to feed them and assure their safety Your leader has fled the radio told them Troops overrunning Owerri raced on toward Uli with heavy artillery A second drive neared the strip which is a converted road It was chaotic at Uli with frightened soldiers wing gunr a the Biafran elite relief workers for scarce plant seats reports irom Gabon said The Biafran enclave re- by about a third to less than 1.500 square miles since mid-December was threatened with flank attacks on its est frontline bulwarks Maj Gen Gowon Nigerian head of state his men for taking ri He urged them to continue adhering strictly to the code of conduct He asked that special care be taken of displaced persons won appealed to secessionist troops to stop fighting and re- port to the nearest federal tor commander Gowon said ture resistance was futile A federal communique on the fall of Owerri said Gowon warned all foreign ments organizations and sons to desist forthwith from meddling in the internal affairs of Nigeria so that the suffering of the population in enclave should not be longed It added the government was intensifying efforts at tation and reconciliation Relief officials fleeing to breville said Uli airstrip was all but out of action Federal ners rushed to install viet artillery capable of blasting Uli from 13 miles away in an address taped earlier and broadcast after his departure told Once more to show our earnestness 1 am traveling out of Biafra to explore with our friends all the new proposals ther and folly 1 know your prayers go with me and 1 shall be back among you soon The bearded er said that recently 501716 friends of both sides have made some proposals for an ment with Nigeria to offer to Biafra the security they need in order to secure lasting peace Chief Anthony al information commissioner and chief federal negotiator said he was surprised by wu's move and added he did not know what peace proposals he meant No 1 don't know where he might be going said A dispatch from Libreville said was not there but that other Biafran cabinet bers had arrived There were unconfirmed reports he had flown lo the Portuguese island of Sao Tome base by the International lied Cross and various Christian relief agencies lo fly food and medicine lo ra ltd the chief of the general staff Maj Gen Philip in charge with the nei lie said he look only Mi- chael adviser Sfr BIAFRA Page 8
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