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   Emporia Gazette, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1969, Emporia, Kansas                                I f fK It 79tK Year No 158 GAZETTE Thieu Staff General Wounded by Bomb Saturday the First Day of February MCMLXIX Two Pages A Forfeits 9 Basketball Games Emporia High has been forced to forfeit nine firstse mester basketball victories for an player De are on the sports page Terrorists Hit 3 Times In the Capital SAIGON 500 North Vietnamese Sttoops attacked a base 43 miles northwest of Sai gon while terrorists struck three times in the capital to Still Gf OWttlg day one attack wounding a key staff general of Presi dent Nguyen Van Thieu Stretches Over 200 Square Miles of Ocean The night assault on the infan try base cost the Americans two dead 31 wounded and a helicop ter shot down the lost in combat in the war The four crewmen were rescued unin jured First reports said only three enemy soldiers were killed Twice the North Vietnamese tried to drive into the base un der cover of a fivehour barrage of 160 mortar shells They were beaten back by bombers helicopter gunships and artil lery Eleven persons including Maj Gen Nguyen Van Kiem and four of his body guards were wounded in the three ter rorist attacks in Saigon A ground attack on a hamlet south of Da Nang and two overnight shellings including one against the old imperial capital of Hue killed seven Vietnamese civil ians and wounded 15 others a spokesman said The South Vietnamese govern ment made public another in a series of protest notes to the In ternational Control Commission denouncing acts of terrorism and sabotage directed against the people of the Republic of Kiem suffered a broken leg after two men on a motorcycle hurled an American grenade and two homemade bombs at his car Eyewitnesses said Kiem and his four bodyguards man aged to jump from their vehi cles before the bombs exploded Government spokemen said a suspect was arrested shortly after the attack but they would not elaborate Kiem 45 was the second highranking victim of terronsls in less than a month Education Minister Le Minn Tri was fatal ly wounded Jan 6 when a bomb exploded his car A government spokesman said Kiems condi tion is not very He said the four bodyguards suf fered minor injuries Officials said the bombing oc curred when Kiems car ac companied by South Vietnamese military police jeeps stopped at a traffic light a block from the Agency for International Development The general was on his way to the presidential palace SANTA BARBARA Calif AP A slugish giant oil suck stretched out over a 200 square mile area of the Pacific Ocean today and officials still had no idea how to clean up the mess Dead sea birds began washing up on Ventura County beaches Friday as the growing oil slick by an undersea oil well leaking at the rate of gal lons a the film shoreward Winds pushed oil toward beaches then away again but a thin film of oil had washed ashore along 14 miles of shore line just souty of Santa Bar bara The thick central part of the slick about a mile across wal lowed near the wells ocean drilling rig six miles offshore and officials said it showed no signs of moving onto the beach A program was set up by the California Fish and Game De partment to pick up and save oilsoaked birds along the beach Some dead birds were reported and the department said dozens of grebes and sea gulls had become so oilsoaked their lives were endangered also Damage to shellfish and other marine life was not yet deter department said juard said the suck 200 square miles but was relatively listless and direc tionless of Submarine Unanswered Navy Will Begin New Underwater Probe in Spring WASHINGTON AP The Good Evening It may be a cynical atti tude but we feel the ground hog is about as reliable as any other weather prognosti cator now extant if if Todays Forecast KANSAS Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight with consider able fog developing southeast and extreme east late tonight Warmer east Sunday partly cloudy A little warmer ex treme east Low tonight mid teens to lower 20s High Sun day upper 30s to lower 40s northeast to 50 southwest EMPORIA AND VICINITY grinning S0ldiers with USMarines and soldiers of the American O T nin A K V TM R Cm if t of the 5th ARVIN Regiment of South Vietnam survey two blindfolded and bound Viet Cong girls following a sweep operation on the Batan gan Peninsula The ARVIN troops working Division netted the girls during a sweep through villages which have been under Viet Cong con trol for nearly five years AP Wirephoto Ft Scott Auctioneer Aimed at HardCore Criminals Arrested Moments After Bank Holdllp IN 1XOI1 7 W OVERLAND PARK Kan AP Kenneth E Sinn a 29 yearold cattle auctioneer and salesman from Fort Scttt was arrested a few moments after a holdup Friday night at the Park State Bank Officers said he had the mon ey in a paper sack two loaded pistols a fused stick of dyna 70 rounds of ammuni pockets Mrs Joanne Ashburn who Jailing WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Nixons recommendations for fighting the rising crime in Washington put him on record as favoring preventive jailing of hardcore criminal concept the White House says may raise constitutional prob lems taking office with the No 1 sub ject tension in the Middle East Nixon also scheduled a second church service in the White House Sunday with the Rev tor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in suburban Bethesda to preside veloped the leak Tuesday was still assuming full responsibility for cleaning up the slick The Coast Guard said however that state and federal agencies sthe hold non pión submarine disaster on its deepdiving bathyscope Trieste II which will begin a new under water search in the spring A court of inquiry report re leased in summary Friday said that despite photographs of Atlantic floor debris the Navy still is unable to say what happened to the nuclear sub last May The craft disap peared with a crew of 99 offi cers and men while enroute home after a Mediterranean training operation After exten sive search her wreckage was located Oct 29 some feet deep and 480 miles southwest of the Aozres After hearing 90 witnesses and piling up pages of tes timony during 11 weeks the sevenman court of inquiry said The certain cause of the loss of Scorpion cannot be ascer tained from any evidence now New Photographs The court recommended a further effort be made to photo graph the wreckage and the Navy said the Trieste II would go out into the Atlantic about April for onthespot observation and additional photographs of the Scorpion hull The court of inquiry ruled out two possible causes of the loss of the Scorpion worst subma rine disaster since the Thresher was crushed after a piping fail ure off New England in 1963 The Thresher carried 129 men to their deaths The Scorpion did not hit a sea mount or underwater ridge since there is none in the area where the submarine went to the the Navy reported The nuclear reactor plant also Sunday forenoon and not so cold clearing in aft Parts Conference Bogged on Procedure Delegates Talk 14 Hours Over Priority Items PARIS AP The Vietnam peace talks after only two ses sions are bogged down on pre cisely the procedural arguments east or south tonight High today near 40 Low tonight about 20 High Sunday low 40s Emporia Skies Saturday February ist Sunset today Sunrise tomorrow7130 a m Moonrise today rull Moon m the today and it come the nearest planet Mercury is now a little over 61 million miles from the Emporia Weather From FAA 11 25 degrees High Friday 38 degrees Low last night 13 degrees Humidity 95 per cent Barometer steady SSE 14 Local Weather January Cold Wet and Dreary Emporia Receives 97 Inch During ist Month January which closed Friday was exceptionally dreary cold and wet in the Emporia area The precipitation of 97 inch at FAA station Emporia Air month and was more than dou ble the 36 inch received in Jan uary and February combined in 1968 a Overland Park police dis Patcher four officers gh new steps Nixon called for a fullfledged public defender pro gram to protect the rights of poor people charged 4 hours of speechmak ing in the first two meetings for the conference to come full cir cle back to arguing about what to discuss first On Jan 18 the united States South Vietnam North Vietnam and the Viet Congs National Liberation Front had hoped to avoid such timewasting arguments by agreeing to proceed without an agenda Officials on both sides said the talks have made no progress since the first substantive session Jan 25 The United States and South Vietnam want to begin with ne gotiations on military deescala tion specifically guarantees of the demilitarized zone betsveen North and Sout Vietnam Hanoi and the NEL want to talk first about the political fu ture of South Vietnam The Saigon regime backed by the United States maintains South Vietnam is a sovereign state and thus its political fu ture cannot be debated by any international conference Hanois Xuan Thuy and NLFs Tran Buu Kiem have said cate gorically that without political settlement there can be no mili tary deescalation In fact Thuy added unless the States agrees to negotiate a political settlement first North Vietnam will fight on until total victo American negotiators believe that North Vietnam and to a lesser extent the NLP genuine ly want to negotiate an end to the war Oklahoma City FBI Of fice Probed 8 T ll3 f ell 3n The crime i the situation does not improve Spraying of detergents on the boat but the have little Guard said Mail Plane Crashes Burns on Takeoff Sinn was banks parking lot holdup was i The Trieste II a Navyowned submersible which carries a twoman crew and an observer is certified for operating at feet although it was ac the VO UdUlV freezing mark and 16 days with measureable moisture or OKLAHOMA CITY AP A ranged from three degrees be shakeuP of the Oklahoma City low zero on Jan 4th to 51 de FJ5r oífice on orders from gres on the 22nd of the month will send eight Much of the moisture involved out of state to other as the banks i and minutes before it was to close at 7 George ORourke teller at a walkup window said a man him and campaign issue last fall capped a day Friday during which Nix on visited an area of the capital torn by I k KANSAS CITY twin Beechcraft carrying of mail Tasfd Í1 early today at the Kansas City Municipal ad two s Carol Butner in the ad joining cage saw the sack and pressed an alarm button I first noticed the gun on the Mrs Ashburn said Mrs Butner was frantic She was ringing the buzzer I decid day for the fourth time since Mystery Death in Vietnam SAIGON AP The t had no Plans for Campaign In 1972 Election as Bill Burse 27 the pilot and James Brigman 28 both of Fort Smith ai Kham a SíraiSí Vietnamese Serai buh Hanois announcement of Khams death rakpd bility he may have been District of Columbia He also called for a public de fender program and pledged a to rebuild parts of slums burned out dur last April He also reiterated his support for home rule for the district and saidhe will press for a vot ing representative in Congress It was uncertain when the draft legislation and White House aides said specifics of the plans have yet to be worked out They acknowledged that the courts have not ruled on the constitutionality of preventive may run coun ter to thi IlghtS the Trieste is exPected to mch the far onthescene at the Emporia FAA and dearer Came Jan 14th See Weather Pg Catch Me Killer Sentenced To QQ Years for FORT LAUDERDALE Fla bly would serve onethird of the AP Robert Erler an expo sentence liceman has been convicted of Defense attorney Joseph Va murdering a 12yearold girl aft ne will of the shaJceup surfaced Friday eight days after the agent in charge for Oklahoma Don W Morley resigned and left the state the sources said The resignation was not an nounced by the FBI It was first disclosed by the Daily Oklaho man which also reported the impending transfer of the agents Morleys resignation reported ly came in the wake of an in spection by three agents from Washington Police sources sav the inspectors included the in the inspection depart being identified by hs voice the con viction on grounds of error by the holdup man of from Ha proven guilty the north door I walked out of When or hw The conceded that the Erler 24 was Please no plans for the 1972 presidential one of his top aides said at a ing of Wallace backers here Bill Jones Wallaces former press secretary said he was at tending the Dallas meeting to was not Delegates from 45 state or ganizations who supported Wal lace for president last year are here to discuss methods of keep ing their common interests alive in the form of a national party a national advisory com mittee foremost in their plans Jones said Wallaces files of donors to his 1968 campaign were not available to anyone at this time but these people would have top he said Billed as The Association of Wallace the Dallas meeting is to stabilize the looseknit organization that evolved from Wallaces presi dential try said Californian Bob Walters who headed Wallaces California campaign Our philosophy is Wai Slsva consumed it They found his pickup truck in Money for Public Access to Site Of Kennedy Graves Not in Budget WASHINGTON AP T vn c don B SS TSnSel co S5K lie 52 SSSST routes to a grave taken into consideration when Johnson submitting his budget message five days before leav ing office listed S150 million for contingencies This leaves up to the Nixon administration whether to seek from Congress specific funds for work on the Kennedy grave be fore the contingency authoriza tion expires June 30 President Nixon must request the sum in a supplemental ap propriation bill or a man must include it in an amendment to such a bill if he the jurys verdict His sisters police sources the newspaper said reported that at least one more resignation and one demotion are yet to come m D01 Palmcr was comment no r F F A spokesman for Johnson asked Friday why the former president omitted the item said Johnson would have nothing at all to say on the Sen Edward M Kennedy the sole surviving Kennedy brother said Friday he hoped construc tion of a grave for Robert Ken nedy could begin this spring with some public and vate financing date But not k lace our our tration to include the Penta with its own money until h Jit reommendation gress provides funds for the In IRC DUQgCt pUbilSoGG Jan 15 Armv But it was apparent V do a Hollywood police patrolman report ed finding Merilyns body the morning of Aug 12 The child had five bullets in her head Five miles away her mother lay in the bloodspattered fami ly car also with five bullets in the head About an hour before the bod ies were found a soft male voice told the sheriffs office I just killed three people Im serious Please catch me Please hurry No third victim ever was found and for a time Erler was assigned as investigating officer on the murder case At his trial which began Mon day five police men and an office Mrs Clark with four of the five bullets still in her head look the stand and identified Er ler as the gunman in the car with her and Merilyn just before they were shot Mrs Clark said Erler exposed himself to them Arabs Jews Fire Across River TEL AVIV AP Arab and Israeli gunners exchanged fire twice today across the Jordan River ceasefire line The Israe li army said one soldier was slightly wounded and accused the Jordanians of starting it In Amman Jordan said it suf fered no casualties and charged Israel with initiating the firing Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said today he saw present danger of a general war or a big power confrontation in the Middle East But he added his government teeis the Middle East situation is weighing down upon the peace as long as Israel and the Arab slates cannot reach an agreed solution Eban interviewed over the state radio was asked about President Nixons recent de scription of the Middle East as a powder Eban I dont think that AND AWAY SHE BLOWSFarmer Leo Pro koEch usts his tractor and rotary to clear his driveway in snowbound southwestern Minnesota Prokosch and his family were isolated for three days prior to the current storm lull which en abled him to get some work done around his farm AP Wirephoto In the car turacu te Mcr ln and said I sure can pick the Mcrilyn replied tl thats the last thing she remem we weeks later fore he was elected That there is tension in the Middle East is also I dont think there is thKat the ccascfire about to collapse   

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