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   Vidette-Messenger, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1973, Valparaiso, Indiana                               8he ftiktte Vol. 205 16 Pages Indiana March Phone 462-5151 Fifteen Cents 34 More POWs Freed In Hanoi 'Will Have To Compromise' CLARK AIR Philippines The Viet Cong released 34 more prisoners of war in Hanoi including the only foreign woman held by the and a U.S. Air Force hospital plane brought them to Clark Air Base for a presidential welcome. President Ferdinand E. Marcos was on hand because two Filipino employes of the Voice of America were among those along with 27 American military three American civilians and two West German medical workers. One of the Germans was nurse Monika who was captured near Da Nang April 1969. It was the second prisoner release in two days. On the North Vietnamese freed 106 Americans and two Thais in Hanoi. First off the plane today was the ranking American military member of the Army Capt. Stephen R. of Wis. you don't know how good it is lo be how good it is to be he said in a brief speech. The POWs were dressed in the same gray shirts and dark slacks that other prisoners who have returned from Hanoi have worn. All but one of the American military men smartly saluted the American flag before stepping down the ramp to be greeted by Adm. Noel commander in chief of U.S. forces in the U.S. Ambassador Henry A and the commander of the 13th Air Lt. Gen. William G. Moore Jr. Marine Sgt. Frank E. Cius who was captured June saluted Gayler as he stepped down but not the colors. He was the only POW to be released so far for whom the military has not announced a home town. They said this was done at the request of his family. Also on the flight were five members of the armed forces radio television network captured in Hue during the Tet offensive on Feb. 1968. They were Marine Capt. James V. of Mission commander of the Army Spec. 5 Jose M. of San Army S.Sgt. John A. of Army S.Sgt. Harry L. of and M.Sgt. Donat Joseph of Ohio. The three American civilians were Clodeon of Michael Dennis of Ore. and Lawrence J. of 111. All were captured during the Tet offensive in 1968. Miss who was working for the Maltese Aid Service Mission when she was managed a brief smile as she stepped into the glare of the television lights. The formality that had marked the first part of the arrival quickly disappeared as the two men were smothered in the arms of their families. Balagot was greeted by his wife and all eight of his children. Makes Promise VIRGINIA Va. In letters filled with yearning for the lost a Navy flier promised his three daughters he'd make up for having deprived them of a father while he was a captive of the North Vietnamese. remember well you were angry with me the last time I was gone a few wrote Lt. Cmdr. Michael D. Christian to his 13-year-old in a letter slipped from the Vietnamese prison dubbed Hanoi with six you have a right to be pretty sore at among the freed prisoners who landed Sunday in the got the letters out several weeks ago through a POW released in the first group. For three years after he was shot down April Christian was never allowed to and his family did not know he was alive. Since letters have been rare. The letters are also rare in that they are among the few ever written at length from a North Vietnam POW camp. For years Hanoi allowed only six lines and only recently have they allowed seven lines. be a slow horse on a fast track for awhile but I'm counting on you to bring me up to speed with ..what appears to be a modern he wrote to Debbie. must be so big now high school. After looking at your last picture everyone tells me I'd better get a shotgun.... I've recently heard bits and pieces of what my world is like now. I'm counting on you to bring me up to speed with what appears to be a modern generation. I doubt I will ever understand your language. You'll have to teach me the new words so we can Rule Out State Abortion Laws INDIANAPOLIS three-judge federal panel ruled today Indiana's abortion laws are applying the U.S. Supreme Court's decisison in two recent cases. Judges Luther M. chief judge of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in and U.S. Dist. Judges S. Hugh Dillin and James E. Noland of Indianapolis issued the decision granting a summary judgment for the plaintiffs in a law suit Tiled in 1970. The suit had been filed by a group com- posed of clergymen and physicians who favored abortion. The three-judge panel adopted the high court's ruling on a Georgia and Texas abor- tion which Indiana Atty. -Gen. Theodore L. Sendak said last month did not Porter County Weather Cloudy with occasional drizzle tonight. Mostly cloudy and warmer Tuesday. Chance of showers or..thuridershowers late in the day. Lows tonight in the 40s. Highs Tuesday in the mid to upper 50s. Chance of 40 per cent 30 per cent Tuesday. apply specifically to the Indiana law. Sendak said today he had no comment to make on the ruling until seeing a copy of the court's decision. The court struck down four Indiana laws that have been on the books since 1905. The laws provided for criminal action against persons prescibing medicine to a pregnant woman which would result in women who solicit such those who provide information or assistance on obtaining an abortion and those who print advertisements for abortions or miscarriages or who provide such informa- tion. A permanent injunction against en- forcement of the four statutes was granted by the three-judge court. The court adopted the language of the Supreme Court in stating state criminal abortion statute...that excepts from criminality only a life saving procedure on behalf of the without regard to pregnancy stage...is violative of the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amend- Last summer the Indiana Supreme Court Airliners Fear 63 Dead Page 16 France Two London- bound Spanish airliners collided in flight near here today and one killing at least 63 persons. The other made an emergency landing at a military air base at 125 miles away. The wreckage of an Iberia Airlines twin jet DC9 was found spread over a wide area of agricultural land. It had been Flight 504 from on Minorca to London via Palma. The other plane was a Coronado four-jet plane belonging to the Spanish charter company Spantex. It had been due in London half an hour after the accident happened. It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the planes. They can carry a total of about 265 passengers. The accident occurred while theair over France were Jn the control of the mili- who took over from civilian techni- cians after they went to strike two weeks ago. The collision apparently happened at high altitude. The Coronado made it lo Cognac trailing smoke and the passengers were evacuated officials there said. in a 4-1 decisison upheld the constitutionality of the four with Justice Donald H. Hunter in the majority opinion stating the place to change the laws was in the leg- islature and not the courts. The 1967 legislature had passed a liberalized abortion bill which was vetoed by Gov. Roger D. Branigin and sustained in 1969 after an interim study committee recommended no liberalization at that time. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling several weeks hospitals and various groups in Indiana said they would have to await a ruling from the attorney general on its application to Indiana. Sendak said Indiana's laws still were on the books and the U.S. Supreme the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana General Assembly must decide whether to change it. The Indiana law prohibits an abortion except to save a mother's life. It also makes -it a crime to_advise or assist in obtaining an to save a mother's lifei The U.S. Supreme Court'ruling said the matter of abortion was a private one bet- ween the woman and her doctor the first three months of pregnancy. From three months to six states could establish guidelines for the performance of abortions but could not prohibit them. Tepee Peace Talks Slated WOUNDED S.D. Peace talks in a tepee were scheduled today at Wounded a hamlet held since Tuesday by militant Indians who have bumed a gov- ernment proposal to end the armed stand- off. The Justice Department proposed late Sunday that the 200' Indians who invaded Wounded Knee could depart with no threat of arrest beginning at 10 a.m. EST today. The federal offer stipulated the Indians must depart without their weapons and that only males must identify themselves as they pass through federal lines. Federal officials said a grand jury in- vestigation at a later date would determine if charges were warranted. The led by officials of the American Indian jeered at the proposal in their camp Sunday night. They burned the paper on which the offer was written. decided the Indian people are more important to us than jail said Carter an AIM leader. got to force the government to come to terms with About the same the Indians offered a peace proposal under which they would remain in this village where 146 Sioux and 31 U.S. soldiers died in an 1890 showdown. The Indians also proposed negotiations for supplies and said that any federal arraignments or legal actions should be held here. They asked all civil rights and peace movement volunteers to gather here. The Indians' announcement Sunday of their determination to stay here came after a meeting with New York attorney William who arrived earlier in the day. Late a Justice Department spokesman declined comment on the AIM proposal and announced that peace talks stalled Sunday would resume at noon EST today in a tepee. The tepee is on no-man's land between the Indian outposts and the perimeter of 150 federal lawmen surroun- ding Wounded Knee. AIM leaders Russell Means and Dennis Banks refused to attend Sunday's session INDIANAPOLIS State Sen. King expressed the opinion today that the slight Republican majority in the Senate will have to compromise with the Democrats before any tax bill will come out of committee for Senate floor debate and passage. Telle said the Senate Republican mem- bership caucused for hours it was still the same old .we just can't agree on any amendments to Gov. Otis Bowen's four-bill tax package which will draw the 26-vote majority to pass. In we can't arrive at 26 votes in He said caucus arguments revolved around exempting sales tax from groceries and increasing business and cor- porate tax lowering the pro- posed sales tax increase of two school formulas and how much money should go into the and repercussions over the proposed 1 per cent county option tax from county councils who don't want the res- ponsibility of instituting a tax which has aroused the ire of local constituencies. Telle noted that Bowen has indicated he will agree to taking groceries and drugs off the sales that would lop the pro- posed 25 per cent tax relief to about 15 per cent and a loss of million toward pro- mised property tax relief. are going to be forced into a corner by the Democrats and after they learned the senior U.S. Ralph special assistant to the U.S. attorney was not present. U.S. attorneys for North and South Dakota represented the government. Means don't want to deal with the lower echelon flunkies of the federal government any longer. They don't show up for meetings. They are not dependable. American Indian Movement will have to be with the Secretary of the Interior and also with the White with congressman and senators in The 200 Indians took over Wounded ransacked a trading confiscated about 20 weapons and held 11 residents of the village hostage until noon Thursday. we'll have to agree on some compromise. While we are they are sitting along the sidelines smiling. they have a good point. They fton't want any increases in general taxes. They seek a net income tax similar to the federal system.. taxing people about three or four per cent on their net worth after exemptions and deduc- tions. I can't see anything wrong with He said the Republicans caucus will con- vene again today to try and come up with a solution which will be agreeable to the Democratic minority and provide the neces- sary 26 votes to pass. The House passed Gov. Bowen's tax pack- age on Feb. 7. Before committee Senate leadership ordered a series of public hearings throughout the state last Wednes- to procure citizen feeling. Expected to come up for a vigorous fight today in the Senate is no-fault insurance. Telle said he is going to vote against the bill because people of Indiana going to get the benefits insurance companies repre- Also scheduled to come out on the Senate floor today is another teachers' negotiation bill. teachers couldn't agree on the first bill so they're going to get a second measure today. I'm advising them to accept it. It's better than no collective bargaining bill at all ..hall a cake is better than no cake at Compliance OK TaxExemptions Received For May Be Filed Local CATV At Courthouse Certificate of compliance with cable television regulations set by the Federal Communications Commission has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Len owners of the Porter County Cable Co. Ellis said he received approval from the FCC Saturday. means that the govern- ment and all other parties involved agree with what we're Ellis said. The certificate includes approval for rebroadcasting signals from two stations from South one from two from one from Bloomington and one from as well as all Chicago stations and Channel 50 from St. John. Ellis submitted an amended application to the FCC in requesting that ad- ditional stations be added to his franchise and license permits. should start seeing some activity on the streets before much the franchise holder noted. He said an in- dependent firm has been hired to handle line mapping and installation start to should begin walking the town to measure it in a couple of the owner of WAKE-AM and WLJE-FM radio stations said. Preliminary pole work will then be Ellis and a tower erected the 11 general of his two station towers on Sagers Lake Road south of Valparaiso. He added that the compliance certificate would prevent any legal action from holding up progress of further cable work. Barring any technical problems in line service could begin as early as this Ellis said. Tax exemptions may be filed in the ro- tunda of the courthouse until May ac- cording to Auditor Robert Pierce. The courthouse is open Monday through Friday and until noon on Saturday. Exemptions may be claimed for mort- veterans or their persons age 65 or blind and non-profit organizations. Mortgage exemptions may be filed for property owned as of March with being the maximum exemption per appli- cant. Exemptions are not available on pro- perty purchased on on on chattel mortgages or mobile homes. The mortgage must be on record in the county recorder's office and a description of the property must be included on the appli- cation. Also required is a mortgage record from the lending institution showing the un- paid balance as of March 1. Old age exemptions may be filed by per- sons age 65 or older for their property if the income of the applicant and spouse does not exceed Disabled veterans or their widows may claim exemptions from their property tax assessment if they have been honorably dis- charged with 90 or more days of service and have service-connected disabilities. Producer Dies BRASILIA American film and theatrical producer Richard husband of actress Mary died Saturday. He was coproducer of'many of Miss Martin's most successful muscials. Plane Bringing Envoys' Bodies Mobile Home Hit-Run Victim Mobile home of Dennis Liberty Farms Trailer sustained damage Sunday when knocked off cement blocks by hit-and-run motorist. Car of John A. trailer park sustained damage when trailer tipped into it. Wills family was awakened about 5 a.m. when home was hit. Family saw red vehicle back up and drive away after impact. Staff Sudan Sudanese officials and newsmen wept openly today as a U.S. presidential plane left Khartoum to take home the bodies and families of two U.S. diplomats murdered by Palestinian guerrillas. The burlap-wrapped bodies of U.S. Am- bassador Cleo A. Noel Jr. and Charge d'Affaires G. Curtis Moore were carried from the blood-spattered Saudi Arabian Embassy on Sunday. The eight guerrillas surrendered to Sudanese authorities after holding out for 60 hours. The terrorists also killed the Belgian charge Guy but freed Jor- danian Charge Adley el Saudi Ambassador Abdullah Malhouk and his wife unharmed. A band softly played Lang Syne as the flag-draped coffins were lifted into the Boeing jet shortly after and the grieving families said goodbye to the long line of well wishers. Two U.S. Marines in dress blues flanked each but otherwise there was no ceremony. President Jaafar al Numairi assigned Minister of Reform Abdul Rahman Abdul Dah to accompany the bodies of Noel and Moore and to present Sudan's condolences to President Nixon. In the State Department said the plane would arrive at Andrews Air Force Base about 4 p.m. EST. The two diplomats 3 will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The eight members of the Black Septemberist faction of the Palestine liberation were held at a Khartoum army headquarters. President Numairi cabled President Nixon that he would deal firmly with them. A high-ranking member of the Sudanese government told diplomats guerrillas are already dead More than 100 paratroopers surrounded the embassy Sunday as the eight described as between 19 and 25 years emerged from the building flashing victory signs. In a statement issued in Black September said the guerrillas surrendered of the high esteem we for Numairi. them in trust in his the statement said. are confident they will be treated as true revolutionary Armed with machine grenades and the guerrillas invaded the em- bassy during a reception Thursday night and demanded the release of a number of Palestinians held in various countries. It soon became that their chief goal was freedom for guerrilla leader Mohammed Daoud Odeh and 19 other members of the Palestinian movement under death sentence in Jordan. None of the terrorists' demands were and King Hussein of Jordan on Sunday confirmed the death sentence against Daoud and his associates.   

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