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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1970, Yuma, Arizona yuMA tDAlLy SUN SUN 202nd Issue, 65th Year 10 Cents and ARIZONA A SENTINEL 1-2 Arizona, Juty 13, 1970 Telephone 783-3333 SENTINEL 102nd Issue, 98tfi Year BROUGHT UP AT NOON TODAY Mine Yields Bodies of Marines EXHAUSTED The job of determining that the two Marines still in the mine Saturday night were already dead was a tough one. Dr. U. Duane Smith a Navy lieutenant made the determination. He was accompanied by Deputy Gary Smith (next, to hirrl) and Lteputy Al Keyes (second from right. The three nearly did not get out when thev ran out of air. Other two men are not identified. Lunar Look-Alikes Sought on Earth WASHINGTON (AP) -The 120 pounds of lunar samples brought back by the Apollo 11 and 12 moon missions have touched off a search for similar materials on earth, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. As the space agency has said before, the samples indicate no life exists on' the moon, but scientists still are trying to de- termine why some plants grow better in lunar soil than in earth dirt, NASA said. In a news release in antici- pation of the July 20 anniver- sary of the first manned'land- ing on the moon a year ago, NASA said: "Although the gross chemi- cal properties of the moon rocks resemble terrestrial vol- canic rocks in some respects, the lunar rocks have some highly significant differences such as an unusually high ti- tanium con (en I, an unusual distribution of rare earth ele- ments, and low water con- tent. "Already closer equivalents of lunar volcanic rocks are being reporlcd from Idaho, Sweden. Brazil, and the mid- Allnnlic Hidge." More than 150 scientific groups in the United States and abroad are taking part in detailed analysis of the fine- grained lunar dust and the mnon rocks. In many respects Teamsters To Vote Tomorrow J'HOKNIX (AP) A vole Tuesday by Teamsters and la- borers sinking against Ari- zona's Aggregate Industry could ni' ''n'l to n virtual construction shut-down in the stale. John Xanrnnnro of Ihe Fed- eral Mediation mid Concilia- tion. Service said the Team- sters were to volo Tuesday morning and the laborers were to decide in the afternoon for or against ratification of n new wage ami benefit cnntrncl. The strike hns stalled most construction b.Vj shutting off of concrete, the lunar material is similar to lava flows of Hawaii and other areas. "While there is ample evi- dence of high-speed impacts by meteorite particles on the moon, there do not appear to be major recent upheavals gen- erated by the moon the agency added. "Exposure age determi- nations on lunar rocks indicate that they have lain within a few feet of the lunar surface for 200 to 500 millions of years. THE WEATHER Highest yestmlny 109 lowest this morning 80 lure at H 103 High (his afternoon 111 Low tonight 81 High Tuesday no Relative humidity at 11 tun. 17% AveraKcliigli thisflate 107 Average low this date 79 FORECAST toTuredny night: Mostly clear through Tupslny. Slightly warmer this nftemoon. SunSct "The effects of the meteorite impacts seem to be in the na- ture of a stirring action, or of the lunar top soil." The lunar rocks, and alumi- num foil exposed to the sun by the astronauts, also have shown evidence of effects of bombardment by solar wind greatly in excess of predicted values, NASA said. This has led one scientist to state that the proper way to study the sun is through sam- ples collected from the moon, it added. Laboratory studies have shown no ill effects of rnoon dust on earthly plants or ani- mals, nor any sign of lunar life. But "one effect not yet un- derstood is the apparent high- nutrient value of lunar NASA said. "The growth of liverworts and similar plants in lunar ma- terial is significantly increased compared to growth of the same plants in earth materi- al." Huntley Finds Nixon Shallow NEW YORK (AP) NBC television newscaster Chet Kimtlcy. reminiscing in a Life magazine interview, says that of the presidents lie was around he liked Lyndon B. Johnson best. "He was kind to he snid. "As insufferable ns he could he was a gracious and funny man nt case. I never tried to argue with him. I just kept fil- ing his glass with Scotch and we talked nbout breeding Hunllcy, who will retire Aug. 1 after 14 years with partner David Brinkley, also comment- ed on President Nixon: "I've been with Nixon social- ly; I've traveled with him in his private plane; I've seen him under many conditions. The shallowness of the man over- whelms me; the fnct (hut he is President frightens me." Of the vice president he said: "Spiro Agnew is appealing to the most base of elements." Network coverage "almost created him, for God's Huntley said. "I resent being lumped in with his Eastern Es- tablishment effete intellec- tuals." He also offered Ihcsc views: the nstronauls was an exercise in boredom. The networks nil got Irnpixxl. Most astronauts are dull ns hell, nice guys, mechanics. The only ones who hnd a mind of their own didn't. last long." deeply concerns me thnt 55 per cent of the Ameri- can people nrc getting most of their news from TV. These are people who, for the most part, are being confronted with news for the firs! time. And these nro the people who form the Agnew Rescue Teams End Tough Job liy JOHN BATTIN The Yuma Daily Sun The bodies of two Marines were removed by special rescue teams from the abandoned Senator Mine about noon today. Dead are Robert M. Knight, 20, and George Lopez, 20, both of MCAS Yuma. It is believed the Marines died from carbon monoxide poisoning after being overcome Saturday about BOO feet deep. The mine is a maze of levels and lateral shafts. Special rescue teams reached the bodies after 12 hours of work Sunday and raised one of the bodies where it hung up at about the 500 foot level. The rescue teams started work in a high humidity atmosphere about a.m. today. Seven men from the Los An- geles Sheriffs Department, emergency services detail, four deputy sheriffs from Mohave County and three National Park Service rangers from Lake Mead entered the mine in teams to recover the bodies. Roger Anderson, with the Los Angeles emergency service detail, said one of the bodies attached to a rope hung up on old timbers. The passageways are narrow, twisting and sandy. The temperature was reported to be about 20 degrees lower than surface temperature, but: the dead air is composed of car- bon monoxide. One old-time miner in Yuma said the two men probably died within 15 minutes after they passed out Saturday evening. The rescue began about p.m. Saturday by the Imperial County Sheriffs Department when the call came from La- guna Dam. Pfc. Robert Knight, 20, Buffalo, N.Y., and George Lopez, 19, Omaha, Neb., had entered the mine with Cpl. Julian Fontana, 22, West Monroe, La., and Cpl. Edwin Montgomery, 21, 2636 1st Street, Yuma. All men are attached to VMF 18, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron, Group 10. Fontana and Montgomery are Vietnam veterans. Fontana and Knight emerg- ed from the mine after all of them became dizzy. Knight drove to Laguna Dam to call for help. Knight and Fontana re-entered the mine. Sgt. Jim Moore of the Imperial County Sheriffs Department, said his deputies reported Knight "fought his way by the depu- ties and attempted to reach Lopez." Knight was quoted as saying, "I want a buddy, not a body." About 8 o'clock Saturday night, rescuers removed Fon- tana and Montgomery from the mine. Dr. U. Duane Smith, Lt., USN, reached the other two men late Saturday night and reported them dead. The Marine Corps Search and Rescue unit kept heli- copters shuttling men and equipment from MCAS to the mine located about n mile southwest of Imperial Dam. A low-boy truck hauled n com- pressor to the scene, while a detachment of military police aided civilian authorities in controlling the activity. Bottles of oxygen were being lowered today into the mine shaft to form n pool from which rescuers could draw from. The rescue teams were using scuba diving gear to sup- port their own life. Rescuers worked 12 hours Sunday. Imperial County Deputy Sheriff Gnry Smith and Dcpu- ly Al Hoycs worked about 000 foot deep reaching the bodies Saturday night with Dr. Smith. Deputy Charles 1'nln- (Turn to I'nRo'2, Please) SCENE OF TRAGEDY For 12 hours Suriday. under the hot sun, rescue attempts were made to bring the BodfeVqf the'two Marines to, the surface at the Senator Mine. Because of fatigue, the job be given up yesterday but'the bodies were brought .tp; the surface shortly before noon today. Addi- tiorial photo Page 3. (Sun Staff Photos) Israel Suggests Pre- Peace Talk Conference Be Held TEL AVIV (AP) Foreign Minister Abba Eban proposed today that Israel and Egypt send delegates to "an agreed place" to discuss procedures unconditionally for later peace talks. Addressing the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusa- lem, Eban said preliminary talks could be of "the most un- official nature." Such contacts could "pre- pare the ground for a real ne- gotiation which is the only exit from the present he said. Eban's statement was re- garded as significant in that il constitutes acceptance of an element understood to be in the latest U.S. proposal for a Middle East settlement. This proposal, by Secretary of State Rogers, calls for Arab-Israeli contacts under the auspices of Swedish t t t U.S. May Sell Jets To Israel WASHINGTON Senate Repulilicin Leader Hugh Scott said lodny the nd- minislration may agree to sell new jet wai planes It) Israel, nt to icplacs downed Israeli aircraft. "I would sonit'lliiiii; like that may hi- in llir wind." Scott told newsmen, llvsaid he had sicussed il with Stale pnrlmcnt officials ami with Henry A. Hi-winner, IVcsiilonl Nixon's national security ad- viser. Scott said lit- and Srn. Jacob K, Jnvits, U-N.Y.. will mcel Tuesday will] n group of semi- tors who have nrgi-d I he planes bo sold to Ismi-l. Ho said will tlecitle whether to issue1 nny now call for approval of (be warplimo sales. "II niiiy not Iw neces- Scoll snid. diplomat Gunnar -Jarring, a U.N. special envoy. Also notable was Eban's omission of the phrase "direct with regard to the preliminary talks. This appeared to be a soften- ing of the Israeli stand, which has been adamant that any talks should be facs to face, without intermediaries. This has been unacceptable to the Arabs. The minister also reaffirmed Israel's acceptance of the cease-fire as stipulated by the U.N. Security Council in 1967. This was seen as a veiled re- minder to Rogers that Israel would accept no cease-fire li- mited in scope and duration but only a total nnd uncondi- tional truce, as called for by the Security Council. Wash- ington is believed proposing a three-month cease-fire. Elian blasted the latest Sovi- et peace proposals as "designed to endanger Israel's security and to maintain continuous tensions in Ihe Middle East by an exact reconstruction of (he situation that produced Ihe war." He laid down three criteria for testing a peace initiative: it.provides a per- manent peace drafted and agreed upon by the Arab states and Israel, and not "an ambig- uous formula like in the past." and agreed frontiers to be reached'by "free and nor- mal negotiations" without a dictation of restrictive condi- tion. -The degree to which it is founded on "an equal and com- plete sovereignty of the signa- tory states and their inalien- able right to maintain their culture, their security and their human composition as they see fit." Israeli troops fought a run- ning battle with Arab guerril- las in Lebanon during the day, and one woman was wounded in the fighting, the HtWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHMIIIIIIIinilH inside The Sun Comics............................8 Crossword.......................( Markets..........................2 Sports.............................7 military command announ- ced. The pursuit be'gan when a guerilla squad, which had infil- trated across the frontier, opened fire from Israeli territo- ry on an Israeli army patrol west of Metulla in northern Galilee, a spokesman said. The troops followed the am- bushers into Lebanon and en- gaged them, the spokesman said.Ths wounded woman was taken to Israel for medical treatment. There were no de- tails as to how she was hit. Israeli troops also crossed the Jordan Hiver and wrecked a Jordanian army cluster of bunkers and trenches used as a forward base by guerrillas, the Israeli military command announced. New Italy Chief ROMIC (AP) Giulie An- dreotti, a Christian Democrat leader often dubbed the most powerful man in.Rome after the Pope, was officially made premier-designate of Italy Sat- urday night. Andrcotti, 51, ac- cepted the job with reserva- tions. Proxmire Denies Giving Classified Information WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. William Proxmire, D- Wis.. lias denied an assertion IIml classified informal ion was involved when he recently cri- Defense Deparlmt-'nl handling of nn electronic bat- tlefield device. Proxmire, in n statement re- leased Sunday, demanded that Sen. Harry Goldwaler, K-Ariy.., rclriicl H slnlemeiit criticizing him. In a speccb July Proxmire charged that Ihe device on which be snid the Pentagon may spend up lo billion "may well be an indiscriminate weapon unable to distinguish between friend or foe. comba- tant nnd civilian." He said S2 bjllion already hns been spent on the device. On the following day, Gold, wntcr snid the device "is so highly classified Hint even the Armed Services Committee has not been able to hold hearings on it; but so long ns he (Prox- mire) has sprung it, so to speak, I cnu mention "I nm here .to say now thnt the statement wns wrong ant) Hint tho senator from Arizona was Proxmire said Sunday. "I did not spring nny classified or secret information. If anyone 'sprung' this in- formation about the electronic batllefieltl, it wns the scnnlor from Arizona himself." Proxmire snid the system wns first mentioned publicly InstOct. Minn speech by Gen. Willinm C. Westmoreland Army chief of staff. The device wns mentioned in at leant two mnKay.ineH, Proxmiro added, and tho WestmWelaiu! Hnecch wnn inserted in Ihe sional Record by Goldwater lunisolf two Inter.