Oakland Tribune, January 24, 1967

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January 24, 1967

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - January 24, 1967, Oakland, California 94th YEAR. NO. 24 Kerr Firing: lll-Timed, Necessary' Gov. Ronald Reagan said today that the firing of University of California President Clark Kerr was probably ill-timed, but indicated he thinks it was necessary and inevitable. "I agree with the speaker (Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh) that the coincidental timing with the taking of office of a new administration is not exactly the moment when such a I thing should have been SrYl NfAKIVI brought Reagan tJIUIIII said. Headed for Bay Area A third storm is on its way to Northern California, and Weather Bureau forecasters say it may hit on Friday or Saturday. At first predicted for Thurs- day, the storm has slowed its approach to the coast and residents of the saturated Bay Area may have a three-day breathing spell before the next blow. It will be partly cloudy through Thursday, with a few showers tonight, the weath- erman said. Chance of rain is 30 per cent tonight, 10 per cent tomorrow and Wednes- day night Damage from the weekend's stornj was compounded by the brief But savage'' one tliat" broke last night, with gales that toppled trees and power poles throughout the area, and with heavy'raln. Between midnight and noon Metropolitan Oakland Inter- national Airport recorded 1.10 inches of rain and San Fran- cisco's airport 1.35 inches. A high tide in the Sac- ramento-San Joaquin Delta area this afternoon following the downpour brought the riv- ers above the "levee patrol" stage. The State-Federal Flood Center at Sacramento said that although the rivers were higher than the level of Delfo islands, they would still be contained by the levees. Among the deaths blamed on the storm was the electrocution o f Solomon Hamer, 39, who stepped out of his Stockton home at a.m. to investigate a crack- ling of downed wires. One struck him and he was en- gulfed in flame. Winds along the coast were clocked at 40 to 45 miles an hour. Inland there were gusts up to 50, particularly high in the Antioch area, where the Pacific Gas Electric Co. re- ported more wires and poles down than any other region. Phone service to Fort Miley Veteran s' Hospital in San Continued Page 3, Col. 7 THE WEATHER STORY BAY cloudy through tomorrow. High both days in the 50's. Low tonight 40 to 45. Wettarly winds 15 to 25 m.p.h. night. of rain 10 par rant tonight and 20 par cant tomorrow. "When the vote started, I didn't know how it would turn out." A little earlier, however, the governor said he had been ap- proached before the meeting by some members of the Board of Regents, who told him a majority of the board wanted Kerr to resign. "I said I would not initiate such a proceeding at my first he added. Kerr was dismissed by the university's board of regents by a 14-8-vote last Friday, with Reagan voting with the major- ity. "I believe the people of the state had lost confidence in the Reagan said. "Sometimes people involved in that kind of controversy have outlived their usefulness, rightly or wrongly. I voted ac- cordingly." Regarding' K e r r 's denial that he had sought a vote of confidence from the board, Reagan pointed state- ment by regents' chairman Theodore Meyer that the for- mer president had asked for a clarification of his status., The governor said he would continue to push for budget economies and for his plan to impose tuition at the uni- versity and in the state col- leges. He denied rumors that he planned to oust State Colleges Chancellor .Glenn Dumke, whom he said has cooperated with the new administration even though he is fighting the budget and tuition plans. In answer to Unruh's crit- icism of the firing, Reagan de- nied it was politically motivat- ed. "You have to accept that if someone sees a chance to make a little political mileage he will do so even if he knows the facts are not exactly as the governor said. Of former Gov. Edmund G. Brown's accusations of polit- i c a 1 interference, Reagan pointed out that Brown per- sonally intervened two years ago when the regents voted to terminate Kerr's tenure. "That, I call political in- he said. Reagan discounted pre- dictions of some that the fir- ing .would jeopardize the mil- lions of dollars U.C. receives in research grants and also make it difficult to find a suitable replacement for Kerr. He added, however, that the role and responsibility of the president's office must be made clear before the final selection of a new president. According to Meyer, Kerr was asked twice Friday if he was willing to resign before Continued Page 9, Col. 1 WHERE TO FIND IT Astrology ...........25 Aunt Elsio ..............25 Clataifitd Ads........41 Comics............22 Crossword Puxxla.....4t Editorial.............26 Financial ............45 Bill ............29 Focus...............27 Landors .............27 Martimz ............27 Porry Phillips ........17 SfMrts ..............39 Thoattrs ..........11-19 TV and Radio.........24 VHals...............54 Woathor ............21 World of Womtn.....11 small world BUPGET MESSAGE klanb (Tribune A RESPONSIBLE METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPER TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1967 10< DAILY, A MONTH LBJ Asks Sacrifice For Biggest Budget NICARAGUAN TELLS HER STORY Adela Vargas Espinoza was with TtMPfftATURtS RAINS CAME 500 Killed By Floods In Rio RIO'DE JANEIRO (AP) About 150 recovered following "disastrous floods around Rio De Janeiro, and one police estimate said as many as 500 may have died. With hundreds reported missing, rescue workers combed through mud and de- bris. No exact casualty fig- ures were available, however, because no central tabulation was being kept. Torrential rains Sunday night fed the raging waters and set off landslides which swept one crowded bus off a highway into the swollen Paraiba River 33 miles -west of Rio and buried another un- der mud and rocks. Fifty ies were recovered. A construction camp in the same area was engulfed by a tributary of the Paraiba. At least 300 persons were re- ported living in the area be- fore the floods hit. Luiz Eduardo Braga, who escaped through a rear win- oow of a bus before it was buried in a landslide, said: "I tried to convince the others to get out of the bus after I left. It was fruitless. After I ran away from the bus, the mud came down and covered it." A few miles away, Ataide de Oliveira lost his entire family as a hillside collapsed, spewing mud and rocks over his house. "I went out through the roof with my small girl in my he said. "My wife and my brothers-in-law were with me. Soon they disappeared, dragged by the stream com- ing down the hill. When I saw all that water falling, I threw my girl over a landbank and managed to seize a branch. When I came back she was gone." The Itaguai region about 30 miles west of Rio de Janeiro was among the hardest hit. An estimated 800 were home- less and 200 were reported missing. The Rio-Sao Pfulo highway, which runs parallel to the Paraiba River, was impass- able for more than 90 miles. Police said a number of per- sons in private cars may have been swept to their deaths. Witnesses reported at least a dozen cars in tho swollen wa- ters. At least 10 persons died in Rio de Janeiro as a result of the rains, including three who drowned when a bus with 10 passengers fell into a canal. Another four persons were known to have died in Sao jjaulo. Nuns Halt Revolt in Nicaragua MANAGUA (Nicaragua) Two frail American, nuns' marched out into a bul- let-splashed street and halted a civil war raging around a luxury hotel where 44 other U.S. citizens were being held as rebel hostages, diplomats said today-. They said Sisters Mary Ar- thur of Los Angeles and Jeanne Teresa Deiman of St. Paul, Minn., probably saved the lives of the Americans trapped in the downtown hotel during yesterday's day long civil war in Managua. The Roman Catholic sisters first persuaded their rebel captors to let them leave the Grande Hotel which was being attacked by tank and small arms fire from government troops. Then, waving a white flag, the nuns paraded out into the street. The sight of the two sisters coming forward under the white banner halted much of the shooting. "I feared many would be Sister Mary told newsmen. "The firing was very intense." At least 15 persons all Nicaraguans were reported killed and more than 70 wounded in the fighting that spread throughout the capital after National Guardsmen fired on supporters of op- position political leader Fernando Aguero Rochas. Nike Costs Hinge Upon Russ Talks WASHINGTON (A P) President Johnson asked Con- gress today for standby mon- ey for a possible start of Nike X production in case agreement isn't reached on a U.S.-Soviet antimissile ban. In his message ac- companying a billion de- fense department budget bal- looned billion above this year's partly by mounting Vietnam war costs, the Presi- dent confirmed that he has de- cided against deploying an antimissile system pending ban talks with the Soviets. But "if these discussions prove Johnson said today, "our deployment decision will be reconsidered. "To provide for actions that may be required at that time, approximately million has been included for the pro- duction of Nike X for such purposes as defense of our offensive weapon systems." The Administration said late last year the Soviets are deploying a limited antimis- sile system around Moscow designed to knock out approaching missiles. This is the first time the Administration has sought Nike X production funds. Last year Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara refused to spend more than mil- lion in unrequested money appropriated by Congress to finance Nike X preproduction activities. Cost estimates for a completed U .S. antimissile system range to billion. The President unveiled a spending proposal including billion to support south- east Asia operations in fiscal 1968, and said he will send Congress a billion re- quest to supplement the cur- rent budget. The supplemental would mean about billion in expenditures by next June 30. Additional billions are pro- vided to strengthen nuclear and conventional forces with such items as new multiple- warhead Poseidon missiles for Polaris submarines; im- proved, land-based Minute- man III missiles equipped with decoy devices designed to fool enemy defenses and the start of a third atomic powered aircraft carrier. The budget provides for a uniformed strength of 3.46 million men and women, up Continued Page 5, Col. 6 THE BUDGET DOLLAR Source: Bureau of Budgtl IN IT COMES AND OUT IT GOES President's budget for fiscal Take-Home Wages May Suffer Cuts WASHINGTON Johnson's new budget means less take-home pay for the average American Congress goes along. Johnson announced in his State of the Union mes- sage that he wanted a 6 per cent surcharge on per- sonal and" corporate in- come taxes to help pay for the Vietnam war 'That means more withhold- ing from workers' paychecks starting July 1 if Johnson has his way. In his budget message, the President said he not only wants corporations to pay more, but also faster. .Noting that Congress last year ap- proved an accelerated corpo- rate tax schedule, Johnson asked the new Congress to im- pose an even faster payment rate. The surtax plan is designed to pump another billion a year into the treasury over a two-year period. For a family of four making this year, it would mean a tax increase of about In other words, that fam- ily would owe on April 15, 1968, compared with this April. The 1968 tax bill, assuming standard deductions, for that average family will be That is because the hike would be in effect a full 12 months that year. Johnson also proposed an average 20 per cent boost in Social Security benefits. For most people this also will mean higher taxes. Under the President's Continued Page 5, Col. 3 Battles Rage Across China; Pro-Maoists Seize Province By RAYMOND LAWRENCE Foreign Newi Analyst Violent fighting was re- ported in Communist China today from one end to the oth- er. In the rich and important northern province of Shansi, Radio Peking said forces of Chairman Mao Tse-tung had seized control after a battle with tens of thousands of workers and anti-Mao rebels. The report was not con- firmed by other sources. The official radio is controlled by Mao. An extraordinary admission came from the official news agency, also controlled by Mao, which said that the mil- itary commanders have pledged to help the Commu- nist party boss seize "party, state, financial and other pow- er from the persons in authority who are taking the capitalist road This is the first time the re- gime admitted it had lost such broad power. In appealing for unity among the pro-Mao forces, Radio Peking warned the army to "make all prepara- tions to destroy these en- emies." Mao has issued orders to crush all his opponents but his forces were reported by the UPI to be meeting stiff resis- tance in fighting stretching from Canton in the south to North Manchuria and Mongo- lia. The full force of the 2 5 mil- lion-man army has not been thrown into the fierce power struggle yet, but Japanese correspondents i n Peking quoted wall posters as saying that the army went into action over the weekend to crush an uprising in the Peking suburb of Fangshan, according to the AP report. Clashes also were reported in Tientsin and in Paoting. Nothing was said in the pro-Mao news outlets about Kiangsi, the southeast prov- ince where the regime's foes reportedly have formed an army of workers and peas- ants Bu. the fact that the official news agency reported a series of seizures by pro-Mao forces was highly significant because it indicated that at one time Continued Page 18, Col. 1 Reagan: 'Jobs, Not Handouts7 By ED SALZMAN Tribune Capital Bureau SACRAMENTO-Gov. Ron- ald Reagan today presented the legislature with his formu- la for reforming the state's so- cial welfare in- stead of handouts, stream- lined administration and apprehension of "Chiselers and Cheats." In a special welfare mes- sage to lawmakers, Reagan emphasized: "The truly deserving must not be short-changed because of welfare chislers and cheats. And the taxpayer, who bears the load, must be able to know with reasonable assurance that his money is not going to support the lazy and the indo- lent." Reagan said he would en- force current laws more stringently to halt the misuse o! welfare funds. He asked the legislature to cdopt an administration meas- ure to s t r e n g t h e n the in- vestigation of frauds in each county. Reagan said there is grow- ing recognition that welfare programs tend to perpetuate poverty rather than prevent it. "The and many of our handicapped need, want and should have jobs, not he told the legislature. Reagan said his Republican administration has taken a major step in this direction with the recruitment of H C (Chad) McClellan of Los An- geles to find jobs for those on relief. To aid McClellan, he pro- posed the establishment of a Governor's Job Training and Placement Council, headed by Lt. Gov. Robert H Finch The council would contain six public members and four legislators. Its main job would be to generate hiring of wel- fare recipients upon the com- pletion of job-training pro- grams. Without legislative action, Continued Page 3. Col, 2 Billion Spending Program WASHINGTON (A P) President Johnson, called on the nation today for "a meas- ure of sacrifice" higher taxes, higher postal rates, higher paycheck deductions to help finance history's big- gest budget. Alorg with a billion spending blueprint for fiscal 1368, the year starting next July 1, the President sent a hands-off warning to Congress members who are grumbling loudly at rising deficits. The spending loomed much larger, and the deficit small- er, in two less familiar budget yardsticks mentioned by John- son. The "cash budget" adds up to billion; the "na-. tional income accounts" show billion with a deficit of only billion. Both include Social Security and other trust fund payments along with the regular budget appropriations on which Congress acts. Deep budget cuts could cause a recession instead of the expected seventh suc- c e s s i v e year of record prosperity, Johnson's annual budget message said. He told Capitol Hill, "The economy, the budget, and the" aims of our society would be jeopardized by either a larger tax increase or by large slashes in military or civilian programs. "I have reviewed these pro- grams carefully. Waste and nonessentials have been cut out." The budget bears what Johnson called "the deep im- print" of Vietnam. Ac- knowledging that the war is beginning to pinch, Johnson asked billion for Viet- nam alone in this year's ex- panded billion Defense Department budget and billion in the billion De- fense Department budget for fiscal 1968. The President requested million for start-up pro- d u c t i o n of the Nike X antiballistic missile (ABM) defense "for such purposes as defense of our offensive weap- on pending arms limitation talks with the soviet union. The deployment of ABM de- would cost up Continued Page 4, Col. 1 Twister Hits School, Kills One OODTfV I __ IbAblWlX, .flu. 1 tornado sent a high school roof crashing onto students in Orrnck today, killing a senior and injuring an undetermined number of other students, the Missouri Highway Patrol baid. The tornado also damaged houses and other structures in this northwestern Missouri community. Fire broke out in an imple- ment store. The Missouri Highway Pa- trol said most of the injured were removed from the high school debris and a search of debris was begun. The tornado struck the southern part of the town of 800 population first, damaging several houses and the school there. The patrol said it ap- parently lifted then and hit the northeast section of town, damaging other structures. SEASONAL RAINFAU H I Oak. Downtown 53 40 Airpwrt 53 47 .93 S.F. Downtown 54 47 .71 trarrv wwrnwn Qftn. AflH wTTinwTTn IF, AiqH t.1711.77 Airpwf.....i4 411.03 Coming Your Way ACTION LINE ;