Progress Bulletin, April 25, 1970

Progress Bulletin

April 25, 1970

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Progress-Bulletin (Newspaper) - April 25, 1970, Pomona, California MAIL ume 86 Number 85 POMONA, CALIF., SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 25. 1970 Itc Ftr Coar Ptr Ihiang Unruffled U.S. Confirms Launch, Flight Pattern iy Shooting, ZontinueTour 3 Sections 42 Pages Orbit Satellite IW YORK Forrnosan revolutionary "came out of nowhere" and his alleged acccin- were charged Friday in the attempted jsination of Nationalist Chinese Vice Premier rcg Ching-kuo. Chiang Kaisbekv son and heir ap- nt. e GO-year-old Chians. apparently unruffled the sun-shot attempt on his life !u- wafted igh a revolving door of ;he Plaza Hotel, was to Jhe Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, today. He had the blessings of Nationals: Chi- leaders on Formosa who decided after an emer- y meeting the U.S. could provide adequate pro- w. Washington. Slate Department spokesman RoV MoCloskey exan- ,ed ovt-r :ht Secretary of Sta'- P. Rogers. rele- i to Chianp. was "distressed" and >d "deep for this unfortunate occur- r.siden: Nixon and New York John V. Lin- expressed repress, hong I.oh. minister of information at the 'hst Chinese Embassy, said Chiang was pleased the security measures and would no: blame U.S. ials for the incident. 1 said Chiang asserted afterwards that, "if :he g man had asked to see me would have re- id him." 2 assassination attempt came from a shot fired .25 caliber Beretta automatic. The shot missed punctured the glass door because Police Del. ;s Zeide lunged for the gunman's wrist just -is he and wrestled him to the pavement. ter Huans. 32. an Ithaca. N.Y.. researcher for ell University and a member of the World :d Fomiosans for Independence which seeks the brow of the Nationalist regime, was charged attempted homicide, possession of a dangerous )on, resisting arrest and obstruction of govem- al administration. alleged accomplice. Tzutai Chens. 32. a New architect, was charged with acting in concert II but possession. Trong R. Chai. president of a newiv formed lutionary movement seeking the ouster of Pre- Chiang Kai-shek, declined comment on whether irganization assisted in the assassination at- it. He earlier denied the group shared response- r for the action. Daylight Saving Soes Into Effect By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS rty-seven states make the annual switch from lard time to daylight saving time Sunday morn- Ficially, clocks are set ahead an hour at 2 a.m. there's no law against doing it at bedtime to- Tne lost hour is regained Oct. 25. when stan- time again is in effect. der the federal Uniform Time Act. states may ipt themselves from the time change. Michigan, )na and Hawaii have done so. group of Indiana theater owners has asked the 'al court to place the entire state in the centra! Now. 12 counties are OR central time while tst of the state is in ihe eastern zone. TOKYO (AP) Communist China announced today that it had launched a satellite into or- bit around the earth. The official New China News Agency said the 381 pound satel- lite completes one revolution around the earth each 114 min- utes and broadcasts the music of "Tung Fang Fast Is a frequency of 200-09 The North American Air De- fense Command headquarters in Colorado Springs. confirm- ed the launch and said the satel- lite is flying regularly over the United States. The satellite was launched Friday, the agency said. The agency said the satellite's orbit ranges from 273 miles 10 1.4SO miles above the eanh at an angle to the equator of 6S.5 degrees. "The successful launching of the satellite marks a be- ginning in the development of China's space technology." the agency added. is a gtvat vic- tory for Mao Tse-tung thought. and another fruitful result of the great proletarian cultural revolution." The announcement began: "Our leader. Chairman Mao. has stated: too should produce manmade satellites. In the midst of the triumphant march of jhe people throughout the country to has! the great 1970. we are happy to announce that this great cal! issued by Chairman Mao has come true! China successfully launched its manmade earth satellite on April 24. 1970 It gave n-j further technical details, nor did t: say where ihe satellite was bunched or with what type rocketry. The launchina. if confirmed. is likely to add to worries in the West over Communist China's already know.-! capability to pro- duce nuclear weapons. The question for some has been how the Chinese would deliver them to a target. The announcement '-aid China achieved its success "bv holding the banner of unity and victor.' of the ninth parrv con- gress, adhering to principle of independence ard self-reli- ance, faithfully carrying ou; the general lire of out. aiming h-jih achieving Tracking Satellite greater, faster, better and more economical results in building socialism, and by grasping rev- o.'ution. promoting production and other work and prepared- ness against war with concrete action." Japan recently succeeded in puttma up a satellie. joining the United States, the Soviet Union and France in the club of nations that have developed the rocketry :o accomplish such a feat. Good Radar Contact Reported by NORAD HELD IN ATTACK ON CHIANG Tzu-Tsai Cheng. 33. left, and Peter Huang. 32. both of New York, are transferred from IStii Precinct po- lice station Friday night, after being charged with at- tempted murder. They were arrested at ihe Plaza Hotel, one fired a shot at Chiang Ching-kuo. son of Chiang Kai-shek. (AP Wircphoto) pjfg 'Foreign Invasion' Cited Destroys Life Work of Prof COLORADO SPRINGS. Coio. (AP> The North American Defense Command head- quarters here has beer, tracking the orbiting satellite launched by Communist China sim e its launch Friday and a spokesman said today the satel- lite x regularly over the United Stares. NORAD said today it had a "aocd or radar con- tact on the satellite and con- firmed it's apogee, perisee and inclination were as broadcast by Peking. A spokesman said NORAD monitored the launch as well. Tracking indicates the satel- lite orbits once every min- utes at a distance varying from about 250 miles to 1.500 miles above the earth. The satellite was scheduled to fly over the United States at a.m. EST and p.m. today. Five passes over the United States are scheduled Sunday, the NORAD spokesman said. NORAD hadn't assigned the Chinese satellite a number. NO- RAD radar has counted more than -5.000 pieces of equipment in space-satellites and rockets that orbited the first Sputnik was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. Dr. Thomas 0. Paine, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said until more is known about the satel- lite and its capabilities "we can- not make an intelligent estimate of its value." He said placing the satellite in orbit, was "a dramatic demon- stration of the Chinese leaders many put science and technology very high on their list of national priorities." Congressional space experts expressed surprise at the launching although they said they had been aware that China was developing a space capabil- ity. "I didn't think they had come that fast." said Chairman George P. Miller. D-Calif.. of the House Science and Astron- autics Committee. "Apparently it is a rather simple satellite and they have a long way to go." Miller said, "but it is interesting they now have the technology and ic is cause for us to stop and give a little thought to our defense needs." Rep. Olin E. Teague. D-Tex.. the second ranking member of the committee, said China's ac- complishment should serve as a warning to Congress against any further spending cuts in the U.S. space program. "We're going to regret 10 years from now that we cut this program back by about one- fourth this Teasue said. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Scare Tactics Flayed 5y Proxmire LWAUKEE. Wis. (AP) A leading Senate crit- defense spending accused the Pentagon todav of ing Congress with scare-tactic propaganda about ;t missiles to protect the military's budget. his is the old 'scare hell out of them' technique i the Pentagon unveils each year just before money bills are acted Sen. William Prox- D-Wis., declared. ferring to recent Pentagon-released information of the Soviet SS-9 missile and other ons. Proxmire added. "There is nothing new or threatening than before in these Pentagon reve- is. hey are timed more to protect the Pentagon's et request than to alert the American people ist any new or dangerous threat." the senator in remarks prepared for a foreign policy at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. The Weather my and warmer today, clear skies tonight. y on Sunday with increasing cloudiness and :r Monday. Afternoon temperature, 83 degrees low tonight. 50. High Sunday. SO. High Fn- 7S. Low this morning, 49. IN TODAY'S P-B Sec. Page Bridge ....................Scan 12 Churches .....................A Classified Ads ................B 4-7 Crossword Puzzle .........Scan 12 Editorial ..................Scan 3 Entertainment ...............B S Obituary .....................A 2 Sports..........................B 1-3 Women......................Scan 53 Young People...............Scan 13-16 The entire life's work of a so- ciologist has been destroyed by firebombs at Stanford Universi- ty. Elsewhere, student unrest troubled many campuses from Yale to Hawaii. The firebombs caused an esti- mated S100.000 damage Friday to a Stanford research center in Stanford. Calif. Earlier, police had evicted a group of anti- ROTC demonstrators from an- other campus building, arrest- ing 22. School officials said the most tragic loss was destruction of a lifetime of research data by M.S. Srinivas. a sociologist from the University of Delhi. India. The work of nine other visiting scholars was damaged or de- stroved. Windows valued at were smashed in three other At the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, demonstrators seized two ROTC buildings and burned what were believed to be court orders to face trespassing charges. University President Harlan said speeches on the campus by radicals Jerry Rubin and David Dellinger led to the The demonstrators said they would stay until forcibly removed. At Yale University in New Haven, Conn., organizers of a "Free the Panthers" rally set for May 1 announced they planned a massive demonstra- tion to protest the coming trial of national Black Panther chair- man Bobby Scale and other Panthers accused of murder and kidnaping. Pretrial hearings are set for May 5 in a courtroom two blocks from Yale. A student strike in support of the Panthers began Wednesday. Yale has relieved all teachers and students of academic re- sponsibility until after the rally. Arms Issue Places Nixon On Hot Seat Astronauts Tell Congressmen of Troubled Flight WASHINGTON (AP) The White House has branded the conflict in Cambodia "clearly a foreign invasion." but says President Nixon needs more time to decide whether the Unit- ed States will pour arms into the Southeast Asian country'. "The obvious fact is that Communist forces is clearly a foreign invasion, and in no sense could this be a pre- tense of a civil war." presiden- tial press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Friday" But Ziegler declined to say- when the administration will re- spond to Cambodia's urgent ap- peals for U.S. arms aid. Nixon has the whole situation under consideration. Ziegler said, adding: "He is watching it and is concerned with it." The arms requests have put Nixon sn a difficult political po- sition, especially after he an- nounced last Monday the phased withdrawal of an addi- tional U.S. troops in Vi- etnam within the next year. The White House announced Thursday the United States has approved a plan by the South Vietnamese to send several thousand Soviet-built rifles to Cambodia. At the same time, Ziegler said, that action does not consti- tute a reply to Cambodia's re- peated requests for U.S. assist- ance in putting down the Com- munist forces, a problem Nixon KS pondering this weekend. The President twice this week postponed meetings of the Na- tional Security Council, appar- ently to wait for the situation in Cambodia to jell. Meantime, many members of Congress are expected io make Solon Hopes To Block Cambodian Loophole BEVERLY HILLS Sen. Charles E. Goodell. R- N.Y.. says he plans to make a legislative effort to block Pres- ident Nixon from sending American military personnel in- to Cambodia for any reason. Goodell told a news confer- ence prior to an address before the Los Angeles World Affairs Council Friday that he will introduce an amendment "to appropriate legislation on the Senate floor, barring any American military intervention in Cambodia." The Senator said Nixon har indicated he docs not want further involvement in Cambo- dia but he has left the door open if ihe Communists take a "wrong action" in Cambodia. He said Nixon's warning that the Communists mast restrain themselves contains "grave implications" as to the possibi- lities of U.S. intervention. Goodell proposes to include "necessarily writing off Cambo- dia in the sense that our staying out would mean the disruption of Cambodia. Cambo- dia may well survive on its own." The New York lawmaker said he had not consulted Republi- can Senate leadership, but is confident he will receive strong backing from a number of his colleagues, including Sen. Wil- liam Fulbright, D-Ark. Goodell proposes to include any air action over Cambodia- such as bombing, or tactical air his restrictions on U.S. actions. it clear they oppose any U.S. in- volvement in the Cambodian conflict. In a television interview on NBC Friday. Senate Majority Leader Mike of Mon- tana he feels the United States "absolutely" bhouid stay oat of Cambodia. Despite the feeling of Mans- field and other lawmakers, Nix- on, in his own Asian doctrine. said last summer on Guam the United Slates should stav out of Asian civil wars hut can offer assistance in the event of exter- nal aasression. In his ad- dress in February. Nixon said "we shall look to the nation di- rectly threatened to assume the primary responsibility of pro- viding the manpower for it-, de- fense." But he aiso said iha; ;n cases involving nonnuciear ajjro-ss-.nn "we shall and a.xsistar.i e -vhen re- quested and as appropriate." Pentagon: Orbiting Expected WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon said today tr-c launch- ing of an earth-orbiting satellite by Communist China comes as no surprise. It noted that Secretary of De- fense Melvin R. Laird toid Con- gress in February that the Chinese "will attempt to test launch their first 1CBM or space booster in the near future." "This launch (by the the department said in a statement, "obviously re- flects the significant progress which is being made in that country." WASHINGTON (AP) Al- though their spacecraft failed them on their mission :o explore the moon, two of the Apolio 13 astronauts were received like heroes on Capitol Hill by con- gressmen happy just to have them ixsck. And NASA officials indicated at a hearing before the Senate space committee that something as small as a bit of insulation or aluminum have sparked the explosion that crippled the Apollo 13 service module en- route to the moon. "We are essentially people who test James A. Lovel! Jr.. told the Senate hear- ing. "In this business can't expect successes ail the time." I.ovei! and John L. Swigert jr. spent o; two hours retell- ing the story of the trouble- piagucd flight and their recov- ery-, then lunched in a House dining room ar.I spent an hour room and spent an hour gressrr.en and their staff mem- bers. The third astronaut, Fred Haise Jr., remained behind in Houston nursing a urinary track infection. Marilyn Loveil, Jim's wife, said "he is pretty sick, with degree temperature and taking a lot of medication." Dr. Rocco A. Petrone. the Apollo program director, told newsmen after the hearing that some material reacting in one of the super-cold oxygen tanks might have provided "the ener- gy source" that caused the ex- plosion. "We greatly suspect an ener- gy source inside the tank." he s-aid. "Wire insulation can be an energy source. Aluminum wire can be an energy source. "The energy increase (that burst the tank) was probably caused by oxidation in the tank." There are two oxygen tanks aboard the service moduie. made of a nickel-steel alloy called Inconel. Each is 25 inches in diameter and holds 326 pounds of oxygen in a semili- o.uid. semigas state. Pressures in ihe tank normally between S70 and 930 pounds per square At the rsme of the explosion, pressure in the number two tank rose to l.OOS psi. There also was an ampere something was de- manding current. Dr. Thomas 0. Paine, the space agency administrator, said the oxygen tank was a sim- ple component and that correc- tive action should not prove dif- ficult. "If this turns out to be the case." he said, "we should be able to proceed with Apollo 14 and subsequent flights" on schedule. Apollo 1-s is being readied for an October launch. It has not been decided wheth- er Apollo 14 will be targeted like Apollo 13 for Fra an- cient and scientifically interest- ing highland whether it will try for Littrow Rirn as scheduled. "This hilly region remains a very high priority objective." Paine said. "We cannot say which of the remaining Apolio missions will be sent there." I ;