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Lima News, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1975, Lima, Ohio Survey Recommends Closing Of 2 Gity Schools By LYNN BRONIKOWSKI News Staff Writer In order for the Lima city school system to better utilize its buildings and achieve some racial the School agement Institute of ville recommends that Garfield and Longfellow Elementary schools be RELATED NEWS On Local Page EDWARD E. HOLT Achieving A Balance The recommendation comes in wake of findings compiled by which embarked upon the building utilization survey earlier this year following school board The released during Tuesday night's school board says that in order for the system to accommodate dents from buildings to be it is recommended that a six classroom addition be made to the ley The addition would cost the system about and upon in- crease operating costs by about according to the Closing the two schools would save the school system annually in operational Once the ley construction was students from the two closed schools could be shifted to various schools throughout the by redrawing the report In addition to closing Garfield and the SMI report suggests a third alternative which calls for closing or diverting Edison though Edison is one of the better buildings in the one with reasonable operating its location in proximity to South Junior High School is not the re- port According to a provided by the entire area now served by Longfellow would be shifted to the ed The by the 1979-80 school would result in mately 78 white and 10 black students added to the student A shift of 145 Garfield dents living in an from North Sugar Street to the folk a nd Western Railroad tracks and from North Street to South Pine and East to the would result by 1980 in an added 92 black and 53 white Based on the above projected the McKinley student population by 1980 would be approximately 600 at least 25 per cent ot whom would be The report further mends that the entire Garfield from East North Street to the R a i r o a d and from the Railroad tracks to the Ottawa be shifted to Emerson This shift would result in proximately 51 black and 11 white students being added to the 1980 population of the shift would help defray ot the heavy looses in dent population estimated for This shift would re- sult in contributing to a 1980 dent population at Emerson of 220 30 per cent of whom would be Another shift of Garfield living in an area from the Railroad tracks to Main Street and from the Page are not to enquire how your trade may be in- nor how you are to become a great and powerful but how your liberties may be for liberty ought to be the direct end of your Henry TEE LIMA NEWS Serving Northwest Ohio More Than 90 Years Weather 86 8 Sections Vol. 91, No. 119 APRIL 30, 1975 Showers tonight with low in upper 40s to low 50s. Cloudy with a chance of showers High in mid to upper 60s. day's high was 75 and today's low was 58 Weather map on page 15 Cents Sai Surrenders To Communists Asian Policy Shifts Eyed By KENNETH J. FREED WASHINGTON A major task for the Ford following the ragged end to the American role in Vietnam is development of a realistic Asian policy while warding off possible Com- munist U.S. The focus of a policy ordered by Secretary State Henry A. Kissinger will be on South the Philippines and which now faces a serious Communist is in a special category and will be treated Speaking privately in the hours after the U.S. evacuation of Saigon and the subsequent surrender to the Viet Cong Tuesday these officials said American diplomacy in Asia has been staggering for the last two Events in Indochina in the last few weeks also have re- basic weaknesses in many old ties with other tions in the the sources While many reasons are of- the consensus centers on Kissinger's view that intrusion into the tion of foreign larly the removal of the tary eliminated the basis of U.S. policy in east The idea behind the will be to strengthen old ties and develop new ones based on mutual eco- nomic and political concerns rather than military The argument goes that the Philippines and the others will feel much more cure in such ties than in ises that their joint will lead to military In his Tuesday news ence following President Ford's announcement of the Kissinger talked in soft terms about a new Asia will soon be in con- with many other tries in that area including In- donesia and Singapore and tralia and New he In those Kissinger went hope to crystalize an Asian policy that is suited to present Whatever the outcome of the policy Kissinger said it must be realistic and long another lesson we should draw from the In- experience is that for- eign policy must be sustainable over decades if it is to be Kissinger said ex- in the war can make us more mature in the com- we undertake and more determined to maintain those we would therefore think that with relation to other countries that no lessons should be drawn by the enemies of our friends from the experiences in The secretary defended his policy of seeking improved re- lations with China and the viet In he said Moscow was of help in the evacuation And while saying the Soviets must be responsible for the consequences of actions lead to an upset of the situation in the secretary also warned against expecting the Russians or Chinese to do job for Twisters Kill Five In Southern Sweep By ASSOCIATED PRESS storms roamed the South today after hatching a rash of ters that killed five in- jured more than two dozen and caused widespread property damage and power Two persons were killed and at least seven were injured as a result of possibly six in Louisiana early Tornado watches were in effect in the predawn hours in parts of Ar- Missouri and Police said as many as two tornadoes whipped through DOD where the two Six persons were Injured in Beauregard one in Concordia Parish and several more south of The twisters were a continuation of severe weather that broke out over South Texas at midafternoon Index Business DS Classified Comics Deaths Editorial A6 Entertainment Sports TV Schedule Nineteen tornadoes were reported by the National Weather Service nine in six in two in Oklahoma and one each in souri and Three persons died and five were injured when a twister smashed through the South Texas community of Eight were injured in the Beau- area and four were hurt at Many sections of and were without electrical power following heavy thunderstorms there during the Power lines and trees were torn down in and numerous mobile homes and house ers were overturned across Large hail accompanied vere thunderstorms that portions of Oklahoma and Missouri through Tuesday and into the Rains of an inch or more were Wintry weather clung to tions of the northern Rockies and ries were continued in parts of Wyoming and South Up to 14 inches of snow in the area of South Dakota on Monday and day caused a lengthy power outage that forced cancellation of school classes EAGER VIET YOUNGSTER TAKES A TUMBLE AT MARINE BASE He Was Aboard First Plane Loaded With Refugees For U.S. Viet Refugees Begin New Lives By TOM JORY Associated Press Writer Thousands of South Vietnamese have joined a widening stream of refugees bound for the United States and what could be months of grappling with red tape and About of the some who saw their homeland torn by the government they ported in arrived at West Coast military bases many others filled a tent city on Military officials on the Pacific island listed the refugee population early today at They said it would reach as evacuees streamed in from initial processing centers on Wake Island and at Clark Air Force Base in the Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott told re- porters that by noon refugees had been evacuated from the Later in the President Ford said in a statement the of Americans was Hours the Saigon government surrendered and Norm Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops entered the Military and Immigration and Naturalization Service workers on Guam said they cleared refugees Tuesday for departure to the States and that they expected the rate to increase to a day in 10 Most of the first to pass through Camp New Proposes Refugee Aid Funds EXPLORING NEW HOME Vietnamese dren play in the dirt outside their temporary new home at Camp Calif. Tuesday The children were part of the first group of about refugees to be flown to the United States from where another are ex- to undergo processing before departing for the West Coast WASHINGTON With the evacuation of U.S. citizens from South Vietnam complete and Vietnam Con- gress may scrap a million aid and start over on an Indochinese refugee aid sure that could cost even The new funding and the care of and other cans as well as some South Vietnamese to the United States was proposed Tuesday by House International tions Chairman Thomas E. and backed by House Speaker Carl think it will be a lot more than Morgan He said he had no estimates but believed the cost might be high to reimburse the evacuation costs over the past month as well as the new costs of bringing refugees to the United Albert said he believed con- congressional ity for Ford's use of military forces for the evacuation should be knocked out of the new as think we should start from scratch one a new eliminate the things that have ready been eliminated by the facts and provide humanitarian assistance for these and South Vietnamese and the Albert Morgan had issued a ment harshly criticizing Albert for pulling the original off the House floor at the last ute Morgan said Con- gress should have voted on the U.S. forces before the evacuation was The House had already ed preliminaries to giving the final approval when Albert ordered it pulled off the House Democratic Leader Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. of said Ford agreed it could be dropped because he no longer needed it. had split with other House leaders last week and opposed the military evacuation He said he and other leaders did not want to force a vote on the precedent of izing the U.S. evacuation troops if they did not have moot O'Neill no need for it. Why establish a precedent on tning that is Morgan said Congress has been trying since 1973 to make clear that the President has no power to send U.S. military forces into hostilities with few unless Congress authorizes it. the sprawling Marine base near San were Americans with Vietnamese their children and their By late many had been processed and were headed But others arrived with neither homes nor friends in this and for them military and civilian authorities hurriedly prepared necessary food and medical The Pentagon said temporary homes would be provided refugees at at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and at Ft. Ark. Spokesmen at Eglin and said officials there were geared for the first arrivals by the end of the Preparations were being made to provide housing for refugees at each of the in- officials There was no clear word on how long the refugees would re- main at the One soldier at Chaffee said he had been sued 90-days The first evacuees to reach the United States landed at El Toro Marine Corps Air near and at Norton Air Force Base outside San about 90 miles They were bused to Others landed at Travis AFB in Northern Lt. Col. Arthur a public information officer at said the Vietnamese were kept isolated out here for their own are in a foreign new to this and for the time being it would just be better that he Among the first to land at El Toro was Gen. Cao Van former chief of the joint al staff of South He quickly slipped out of About 220 officers and in addition to 30 military were at Ft. a deactivated Army installation in west One man said the first refugees would arrive but Rep. John Paul said he had word the first would fly in Takeover Reportedly Nonviolent By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON The Saigon government surrendered and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops occupied the South Vietnamese Many of the South ese troops in the city turned in their arms and tried to lose themselves amid the civilian But there were RELATED NEWS On Page odic outbursts of gunfire some from pockets of ance and others from ing Viet Cong and North firing into the air Loud were heard in the late They were reported aboard an munition barge burning in the Saigon but they were causing no damage to the Otherwise life returned to a semblance of normalcy in the People strolled the greeting the arriving Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops with smiles and Motorbike traffic picked Viet Cong flags appeared on many After 112 years of French Japanese tion during World War II and American military the Indochina peninsula was free of foreign President Duong Van Minh announced his government's unconditional surrender in a broadcast at midmorning and ordered the South Vietnamese armed forces to turn in their Four hours later a of North Vietnamese soldiers brought the 51-year-old retired general back to the micro- and he appealed again to the government forces to give on April 30, 1975, the flag of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam fluttered above the palace of the puppet president and on other buildings in the declared Hanoi's nam News in a cast monitored in The broadcast reiterated that Saigon has been renamed Ho Chi Minh City in honor of the late north Vietnamese Mrs. Nguyen Thi the foreign minister of the Viet Cong's Provisional ary said in an in- in Da Nang Tuesday that Minh still have some role to play in the future of The Viet Cong took over the government radio station and announced that they had raised their flag over the presidential palace and occupied all gic points in the representatives of the liberation forces of Saigon for- mally proclaim that Saigon hag been totally the broadcast accept the unconditional surrender of Gen. Duong Van president of the former A curfew was ordered from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The broadcast also called on all government employes to return to work and on students and other youths to participate in a demonstration at a time to be announced Page
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