Oakland Tribune, February 22, 1971

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February 22, 1971

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - February 22, 1971, Oakland, California (Tribune A RESPONSIBLE METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPER MONDAY, RMUARY DAILY, A MONTH Central section of Inverness, Miss., was flattened by tornado which hit the area last night-fAF) Tornadoes Lash Rejected South; 75 Dedd Bylsrael By The Associated Dozens of tornadoes tore across the flat lands of the Mississippi River delta last night Authorities said today that 75 persons were killed, hundreds others were injured and thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed. Seventy of the deaths were in Mississippi and the other five in Louisiana. Twist- ers also hit two cities in East Texas, but no deaths were re- ported. 7 Policemen Killed In Weekend Shootings iy The AsaodaNd Press Seven policemen in five cities were and killed dur- ing the weekend. The police commissioner of Philadelphia blamed citizens who "are pro- moting anarchy" for the two there. The other deaths Included a marshal and state trooper killed during a Shootout with two men in St. John. Ind., an officer slain in a gunfight in Greenville, S.C., and a patrol- man shot to death in Miami. A policeman was killed in Silver Springs, Md.t when a feflow officer's gun dis- charged daring a straggle with a kidnap suspect. Philadelphia P o 1 i c e Com- missioner Joseph F. O'Neill made his charge at a news conference last night when he identified two teen-agers ar- rested in one slaying. He said Anthony Hogan, 15, and Marvin Bullock, 18, both of Philadelphia, were charged with murder in the Saturday night k i 11 i n g of patrolman John McEntee, who was felled by two shots io the back of the neck. McEntee, 25, was slain as he sat in his patrol car writ- ing a report. Five boors later See Back Page, Cell U.C. Must Revise Plans for Future By lAMtr SKAKS The University of Calftforaia is qvetty scrapping Ms ptaas for what it intended to be ta coming decades. By UH. U.C win be only rwiHMnh as large as what was predicted by Ihe 'baby boom" and other popalaOM frowth theories. Bat caaages are being tioas, and sue the only U.C wa be smaller than Pentagon Drafted be as many yoaag people as expected. It mi caftafl pwwthahaaniaaai twfflbe harder far aMeats to fet the aartmtty. A aauaVr aatuaataft deals wnl at abtt sttdy at dar hi The death toll climbed sharp- ly today when authorities re- ported additional victims in Le Flore County and Inver- ness, Miss. "It looked like a thousand bells" said Willie Young, a rafiroad employe who sur- vived oae of the first torna- does near Delhi, La. Weathermen said that in an there were probably 40 or 50 tornadoes, spawned by two twisters in northeast Louisi- ana, Power lines were down and communications were cut off in much of the area, a 100-mile line stretching from northeast Louisiana across Mississippi. Hospital facilities were taxied to capacity. Civil de- fense officials reported diffi- culty in ascertaining figures on the number of dead and their identifications because of the public utilities break- downs. Mississippi officials report- ed nine killed in rural LeFtore County 13 at Inverness, 18 in Sharkey County, five in rural Humphreys County, three at Little Yazoo, two at Rome, Two at Bovma, and 1C at PnghCtty. included in the Sharkey County deaths were seven at Delte City and eight at Cary. A deputy sheriff said only sev- en of the SO houses were left standing at Pugh City, a small town at the LeFlore- Huroporeys county line. Other tornadoes struck in Tennessee and storm warn- ings were posted for most of the southeast from Alabama to Sooth Carolina. In Sharkey County. Miss., along the nver at the southern dp of the Delta, more than 210 were reported cijured in addi- tion to the II dead. m Inverness, Skipper Camp- beD, a laboratory tedancuo who m the piocett of moving from Rayfaule, La., to Greea- tnHe. MBS said. "I aw the nmel and paled off the road .trees mt JERUSALEM (AP) Pre- mier Golda Meir's cabinet has renewed its demand that Egypt negotiate new bounda- ries with Israel. The demand was greeted by a hostile re- sponse from Cairo. The proposal came from an all-day cabinet meeting yes- teroay to macaw Egypt's of- fer of a peace agreement aft- er Israel withdraws from the Sinai Pemnosla, which it has held since the June 1967 war. Egypt also hinged a settle- ment on a decision on relocat- ing Palestinian refugees. "The government of Israel reiterates its position that it will not withdraw to the ar- mistice line of June a cabinet communiqnede- clared, referring to its pre- war frontier. But it said Israel is "ready to discuss withdrawalof armed forces toward secure, recognized and agreed bound- aries to be established in peace agreements." It pro- posed that the indirect discus- sions at the United Nations be continued under Guhnar V. Jarring with "the aim of reaching an agreed peace treaty between the two states." "The negotiations should not be subject to prior commit- ments on the outstanding is- the communique said. The cabinet said it looked "favorably" on Cairo's peace offer, made in reply to propos- als by Jarring. But it said the Egyptian proposal demon- strated the "concrete differ- ences between Egypt's posi- boa and that of in particular the "substantial gap" on the questions of bor- ders and the rrfagets. Cairo Radio said the com- mamqoe was a "flat rejec- tion" of the Jarring initiative and a 'twisted reply" to the Egyptian after. A for UK Egyptian Foreign Min- istry said it Israeli policy, which WASHINGTON Defcaw today the Setertivr Service to draft t iff dncton this year a the tint cane? of phvwtiMV IHI the ha> af physicians. deatJAs needed te- caanc m lew medical tchori haw A reaaH wd bt trend away from the no- boa that whether a stuaeat aV hould be by Ms aca- demic ahitty than oy htt ft aaacial raamiu or other fatfors There SMy be a switch I" priorities Under the Slate Master Plan for Higher Edacabaa, the sys- tem has UK He headed la bncr- nifty Ifeepttal begat treat the jored, worUtj hand and hud wo aa avrse who was aba passttf throaftlb contradicts the Secariry Coan- caTs resotabon and VTO- brta the UN charter." The UN Secarity Council the ruohrtion five after the sac-day war. Rs peace formala todaded Lv rack withdrawal from occa- pied Arab tenitury aad Arab of Israel's risjbt to mi rec- Airport Top Nominees Acting Of Syria tan af la Jaly 77 tartan ef U.C i f art the Airport' and well both m 14 categories for Academy Awards today Story" received nemmatioats Bejlaes 'Aarporl. a 1- to" aad "Low Slsfy." "Ftw Easy aad M A-S-fT ar the DAMASCUS a show of hsnds at the ntstum toaajht the iTMiaa aeoaae's or Parti meal was naawd U. Gem Bate Assad General Linked to PX Graft By LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON WASHINGTON (AP) An Army general received monthly from Vietnam's most notorious sales promoter, shielded him from military in- vestigators and permitted him to store smuggled goods in Army warehouses, a Senate panel was told today. Senators probing alleged corruption in the armed serv- ices' billion post exchange, clubs and recreation activities were told former Brig. Gen. Earl F. Cole, 51, used his in- fluence as a well-placed staff officer in Vietnam to protect free-wheeling entrepeneur William J. Crum. The Army gave no explana- tion last July when it removed Cole from command of the European Post Exchange sys- tem, reduced him to colonel, and ordered him to retire. In his testimony, Jack By- bee, former general manager for two of Crum's most lucra- tive Vietnam business enter- prises, said Crum sent his military contacts, including Cole, to Hong Kong to pick up kickback money from a local financial institution. Testifying under oath, By- bee said Crum illegally used official and counterfeit mili- tary purchase orders to smug- gle merchandise into Vietnam duty-free and used shredding machines to destroy docu- ments. By bee said Crum made good use of Cote, a long-time friend, in his booming busi- ness taftetBrJatt. He said Cram employed once to drive a slotraacmne competi- tor from iHUJnpss ttiroiUh raid Cram boasted he paid for. When a gift-saop concession held by Crum was doing poor- See Back Page, 04.7 Top Parley on Laos Bogdown Compiled from and UPI SAIGON The South Viet- namese drive into Laos to cut the Ho Chi Minh trail is a week behind schedule because of heavy Communist resis- tance, U.S. military sources said today Vientiane dis- patches said the North Viet- namese were sending in rein- forcements and heavier fight- ing can be expected. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, the U.S. commander in South Vietnam, met tonight in Sai- gon with U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu to assess the situa- tion. Thieu had predicted his forces would capture the key town of Sepone by Feb. 15. Communist forces today surrounded a force of about South Vietnamese troops on a hilltop five miles inside Laos after all but wiping out a nearby Ranger battalion, and opened fire on a second ARVN base nine miles inside Laos. US. pilots pouring fire into the Communist positions said they saw at least 500 North Vietnamese bodies there. There were indications in Saigon the drive had failed to halt traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, but U.S. military sources in Vientiane said the incursion had stopped 40 to 50 per cent of the through traffic and that the North Vietnam- ese were moving infantry and Threat of Calamity Despite U.S. Claim By RAYMOND LAWRENCE Foreign News Analyst Despite statements of top Without complete and ac- ofBdals in Washington that the incursion into Laos is pro- ceeding according to schedule, reports from the field indicate that the South Vietnamese drive is facing a calamity. At least two Ranger battal- ions, which contain some of the best South Vietnamese sol- diett, have natfwed intolera- ble casualties. At one key point inside Laos, U.S. pilots, who are pouring very heavy fire into tiff Omi ill pOSlbOflB} S3IQ they saw at least 500 North Vietnamese bodies. So the enemy is suffering also. curate reports from the field, no outsider can correctly eval- uate the tide of battle, espe- cially in this war where verifi- cation is so difficult. But from what evidence is available it appears that Washington is trying to put a better face on the situation than the facts, justify. And ttes is not the first time this has happened. The UPI in Saigon was in- formed by U.S. military sources that President Thieu had set Feb. 15 as the date for capturing Sepooe, which is the See Back Page, Col. 3 OASOUNE TANKBt 5 fNGWKD IT RAMES ON WTOSTATI The wreck last night cost the life of driver Douglas Stevenson of San Jose Gas Rig Explodes, Kills Man FREMONT A San Jose truck anvrr Iwrnrd 1i ohne lanlwr ovmunw! m Ierf4ate CM aad nptoded la flanm Strrenan Jr 27. raa from the bUoag miTck- aaje bat engalfed by fire aad coOapsrd aad died a few feet He was hnrned ke- Frenwrt said in his m ed an jtaBom of ted taken the Boulevard flffrainp ahool 7 p in one of the mHed Shrtl (M more than 11 hflars IA save the lake. newh t ft t k e d wrtii ramhow troat The nty rerreatKia dejMrt- dosed the wooden Oaad gates at the take and hy I am today the peared over artillery to destroy the South Vietnamese lines. Sources in the Laotian capi- tal of Vientiane said U.S. re- connaissance indicated t h e Communists had decided against shifting their supply trail westward out of range of the South Vietnamese and in- stead were bnnging in infan- try and ammunition from North Vietnam and bases to the south for a major at- tempt to break the South Viet- namese cordon. The sources said they did not expect a Dien Bien Phu type battle in the invasion area "but apparently there is going to be a knock- down-drag-out affair." They said the major battle was ex- pected near intersection of East-West Route 9, the main South Vietnamese supply line from South Vietnam, and North-South Route 92, a main trunk of the Ho Chi Minh trail. In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman, Jerry W. Fried- heim, said the abandonment of the Laos outpost was "a setback" for South Vietnam- ese forces. But he refused to characterize the offensive as behind schedule, explaining: "The operation continues. The disruption of the trail and the capture of supplies continues. We're at a point in this opera- tion where it's rather bard to say it's on schedule every hour of every day." In far northern Laos, hundreds of mites north of the South Vietnamese operation, the Chinese Communists have road that cute across northern Laos toward Thailand, U.S. military sources said. Work on the road baited last au- tumn but resumed within the last several days. They said the Chinese engi- neers are working three shifts a day, around the clock, clear- ing brush and trees between Muong Houn, the present road terminus, and Pak Beng on the Mekong River about 15 miles to the southeast. But they said there was no evi- dence of major troop move- ments in that area. U.S. and South Vietnamese spokesmen in Saigon could not confirm reports Communist See Back Page, Call Wrong-Way Nimitz Chase -2 Arrested A pair of burglary suspects ted a half-dozen police cars on an It-miK-an-boar chase along the Nimitz Freeway early today, part of me time in the wrong lanes. A track was forced off tne freeway at one point as UK ante roared at the rif bead-on, narrowly a At UK High Street on-ramp. another truck tie freeway apparently contnaced UK suspects of their error awl tney scrndwd to a halt Botk men leaped from the car. but were cajiwreo James Wesley. of Ml EajbUi St WJLS armied near ine car and James Good, ate n, of 1414 Hobnan Road, waa discovered to UK ua- derwte of a btncar on a raaV road spar line paraM to the frwway Both were held f or jovesu- galxm of burglary The chase begaa la san Leandpo wtMn Patrolman Davri Poafaoto answered a si- tent barflar alarm at me E C Wenger Conv pacy at 1HO flava St and M- tbr qppecte' auto up the Dam Street at UKNtlttU Oakland pdm jnxntd at aad suytd north, hat the After the panne ;