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   Emporia Gazette, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1969, Emporia, Kansas                                EMPORIA GAZETTE 79tK Year No ip6 Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of March MCMLXLX Two Pages Good Evening Venezuela Sabotage Is Ruled Out In Accident No Indication Given for Cause Of Plane Crash MARACAIBO Venezuela AP Sabotage was ruled out but the Venezuelan government gave no indication today what Sunrise Women long ago found the secret of youth they He about their age fr Todays Forecast KANSAS Clear to partly cloudy tonight Wednesday partly cloudy and mild Lows to night 30 to 35 west mid 30s east EMPORIA AND VICINITY Clear to partly cloudy through Wednesday Low tonight 35 to 40 High Wednesday 65 to 70 TUT ies p air borne jetliner to crash in flames Sunday killing at least 155 per sons It was aviations worst disaster Some newspapers had specu lated that Castroite guerrillas might have planted a bomb on the Miamibound DC9 jet but Lorenzo Fernandez minister of the interior and close confidant of President Rafael Caldera said investigations so First QuarterMarch 25th Prominent Stars Aldebaran high in southwest at moonset sets p Sirius in the south at moon sets a Procyon high in south U From FAA 2 p degrees High Monday degrees no likelihood of Low last night degrees 43 Barometer falling Wind 10 far showed All 84 passengers and members including 46 citi zens and at least 71 persons on TT T the ground were killed More Mild Weather Continues than 50 were injured and doc tors said they feared for the lives of 15 of them Aviation officials said they at the Emporia FAA station was neaaquarters reportea si r f T 1 L T i i 66 degrees the first in the 60s least 23 enemy soldiers killed by LariOOean Island Rebels Against England 5 since Dec 12th which had a high air and artillery strikes in The warmest weather since last November moved into the Emporia territory Monday St felt there was little chance pilot Patricks Day and still contin error was involved They point ues rhe h8n Monday afternoon ed out that jet Capt Emiliano Maldonado and his copilot Jose Rodrigues Silva both had 25 years commercial flying experi ence The VIASA night originated at Maiquetia Airport near Cara cas stopped at Maracaibos Grano de Oro Airport for 45 minutes and crashed moments after taking off Witnesses said the plane nev er rose more than 160 feet and barely cleared an empty movie theater They said it veered to the left as if the pilot were at tempting to return to the field hit a utility pole and crashed into a neighborhood of wooden and plaster homes Maracaibo officials said 12 Vietnam US Begins Huge Drive Against VC Over Men Used to Stop Enemy Attacks SAIGON AP More than American troops launched a massive counterof fensive northwest of Saigon to day to forestall any drive that the Viet Cong and North Viet namese might try to make on the South Vietnamese capital The American drive launched on the 24th day of the Viet Congs spring offensive was centered in an area of jungles and rubber trees 40 miles north west of Saigon intelligence officers believe as many as troops of the North Viet namse 7th Division are trying to push south along the Saigon River toward the capital The Command threw troops of the 1st and 25th Infan try Divisions the 1st Air Caval ry Division and the llth Ar mored Cavalry Regiment into what field commanders called a compression attempt to pin down the strong enemy forces One Skirmish So Far headquarters reported at Governor Docking Vetoes GOP Road Bill Second Time Bulletin Sheriff Robert Duncan re ceived a call at to day that a dead infant had been found in the rest room at the roadside park 10 miles east of Emporia First reports indicate the baby had been dead for two days or more and was fully developed Pifar mamen t Has Hopes Of Talks Soon Has Doubts About Selling Road Bonds TOPEKA AP For the second consecutive year Democratic Gov Robert Docking today vetoed a bill to carry out a Republican plan to speed up highway construction TAPTKS MOVE Marine M67A2 tanks raise clouds of dust as they move up to sup port ground troops along dirt roads in an area 5 and one half miles south of Da Nang in South Vietnam The combined forces of U S Ma rines and South Vietnamese infantry was sweep ing the area in search of Viet Cong gunners who bombarded Da Nang with rockets AP Photo Unlike last year Republicans now have the numerical strength to override the veto Docking found several rea GENEVA AP President sons than his opposition to Nixon informed the 17nation tne twocents a gallon gasoline tax increase for vetoing the bill This bill is a cruel hoax on the near future on limiting anti the motoring he said at ballistic missile systems Russia Proposes Ban On All Military Bases disarmament conference today the United States hopes to start talks with the Soviet Union in the outset of his veto message to the House He said that a point message to the first tax Wke provision was sion of the talks after a seven His remarks came in month recess of 63 degrees Todays downtown only significant contact reported temperature at noon was 61 de grees Attorney General Wages War A gainst fLa Cosa so far during a preliminary phase of the operation Monday The American command said helicopter gunships scouting the area drew heavy fire from the ground and the pilots estimated there were about 300 enemy troops in the area fighterbombers and ar British Dispatch Paratroopers to Anguilla British correspondents on An total of almost 200 men in fog and rain for the Caribbean to iiiui uiw vw yiggyudttt lAiluliy Ul Ol Tni NT TIT iTii mery the enemv for day to deal with rebellious An and have vowed never to bow to Gen John N Mitchell said to several hours and spokesmen said the bodies of 28 enemy sol homes were destroyed and 24 criminal laws and procedure he emphasized the impact on the day a coordinated federalstate attack will be made on the lead ers of organized crime and their No casualties were report principal sources of revenue given to a Senate judiciary subcommittee on ed f U IU M But three other fights flared the islands selfstyled during the past 24 hours along dent out of power LONDON AP Britain was bitterly resisted being incorpo and the 40 policemen were en reported to have dispatched five rated into the associated federal route vover the Atlantic planeloads of British paratroop state of St KittsNevisAnguUla ers and Scotland Yard police a in 1967 They have always re sented the role of being a sort of ciaimed president Ronald Web piggyback colony of St Kitts ster nad assembled a 250man army armed with ancient car bines and cannon left over from the Napoleonic wars The AnguiUans are an independent group descended from pirates escaped slaves guilla The operation was shrouded diers were observed in the area with secrecy but Foreign Minis Kitts the domination of Prune Minis ter Robert Bradshaw of St unnecessary unwarranted and certainly He also said that the maxi Earlier the Soviet Union promum interest rate on bonds was posed to the session a treaty to unrealistic that the formula for ban all military installations distribution of money to cities nuclear and nonnuclear on the and counties was antiquated and sea bed the ocean floor and its unfair and that the bul protect subsoil ecj special interests by failing to President Nixon reiterated increase the tax on fuel for big that the United States truckers immediate objective is to leave the period of confronta and to enter an era of In a letter read to the session by chief delegate Gerard C Smith Nixon listed these points Senate President Pro Tern Glee S Smith RLarned said Docking was mofiuaied by po iitical considerations ter Michael Stewart implied Britain wants Ronald Webster Stewart stressed that the ob others so badly damaged may have to be demolished By Monday night the bodies of only 18 of the citizens had been positively identified consular officials had the names of all aboard but the condition of the bodies and destruction of personal documents made iden tification difficult Arthur Hughes vice con sul in Maracaibo said there was a possibility some of the bodies would be flown to Miami today aboard a special plane The disaster was the worst in Venezuela since an earthquake killed more than 300 persons in July 1967 President Rafael Caldera declared three days of national mourning and flags flew at half mast in this oil town in western Venezuela the same approach corridor 26 presi ey now is instaii Her Majes and Irish convicts They began tys commissioner in Anguilla their rebellion in May Its no wish of ours for the with the task of working out a er three months as a member of i T r i 11 it LilC lUlLJdtL Ull LilU 4 jft T7 Ci v w Ui w nation of what he called the or Hf Anguillapeople to live under a longterm ganized criminal fraternity of Cosa Nostra Mitchell said it is composed of some 22 with a na tional membership of over and with most major cities hav ing one family In addition Mitchell said that it exerts its influence of coer cion over non Cosa Nostra gang sters throughout the nation for forces reported another 58 ene regime they do not Stew my soldies killed and only a art toid the House of Commons of few Americans wounded Troops Detected Allied souces reported radar Opposition Conservative yers referring to widespread press reports that a British in vasion of Anguilla is imminent asked Stewart bluntly whether Facing a barrage ot ques tions he described movements of paratroopers and police as and other electronic devices had preparatory moves to cope the government intends to use NÍXOH tO detected heavy enemy troop with any emergency He did not force against the AnguiUans movements along the approach specify what emergency he had in a federation with the islands of law St Kitts and Nevis The Anguil lans charged they were getting a raw deal from Prime Minister Robert Bradshaw of St Kitts if to Saigon from the and the northeast The movements indicated northwest the V i I f m f The foreign secretary advised Fflday 1H iVllSSOUfl them to await a full statement The islanders from the start he intends making later in the United States is interest international agree nuclear and other of mass destruction the sea bed Such an prevent an race before it has a chance to efforts must be made toward greater understanding of the verification far blocking agreement on a com prehensive test ban treaty United States will con tinue to press for an agreement to cut off production of fission Smith said the veto was dis appointing because it showed a lack the ment and for relief for property taxes Smith said the measure would have returned million to the cities and counties for re lief of property taxes through one cent of the increase in the gasoline tax I trust that many members of the Legislature of both par ties will join together to vote to override this veto so that the benefits contained in the bill for all Kan sans can become a real they must secure Cosa Nostra Viet Cong may be trying to find consent to maintain local crimi nal He said thet he will make spe cific recommendations to Presi dent Nixon for combatting or ganized crime upon the comple tion expected shortly of what he called a top priority study begun after he took office Effects of Higher Interest Loans Noted Here banks might be boosted above the current per cent rate But action of major banks in raising to 7A per cent the prime rate the interest rate charged to their biggest and most credit borrowers has created a wide gap between the discount rate and the prime rate Not since 1958 has a similar twopoint spread developed be serve Board is considered most likely to narrow the gap to pre vent the possibility that banks will begin to make heavy bor rowings from the Reserve banks to relend commercially there Increases in the prime inter est rate by major banks in the United States already are having an effect in Emporia The prime interest rate at the Emporia State Bank today was increased to per cent according to Charles Wayman President He said this morning that the inter est rate has been raised by the banks in Kansas City and we are following Leslie Freeman Executive Vice President of the Citizens National Bank said today that Citizens has not set a policy yet concerning the increase in the prime interest rate Mr Free man said that the cost of borrow ing money like the price of groec cries is governed by the law of See Loans pg 6 supply and demand He the demand for money is fairly high now and it is possible that the interest rate will have to be Mr Freeman said that interest rates have been gen erally increased in recent weeks At the Lyon County State Hank President W G Price said It is too early to He also men tioned the rate increase by the Kansas City banks and pointed out that interest rates have been climbing recently Meanwhile on the national lev el high government sources pre dicted today that Mondays move to higher interest rates may be followed shortly by an increase in the Federal Reserve Discount rate according to the Associated Press This would mean a still fur ther tightening of the credit Many officials consider it IjOth inevitable and under th 2 circumstances desirable as an antiinflationary measure Federal Reserve Board offi cials declined to comment on the possibility that the discount rate the interest rate at which the 12 Federal Reserve Banks make loans to commercial a way through the mass of California and South Vietnamese bases protecting the capital 11 fTil military analysts said W all Ol I1 laHieS Saigon is still the ultimate goal of the enemys spring offensive Although one captured docu ment indicated an attack on the city between Thursday and next Tuesday one analyst said We dont feel that during March an attack will material ize on Saigon We feel the objec tive is Saigon Gen Creighton W Abrams the commander of forces in Vietnam said on a visit to Ma nila the enemy spring offensive has been contained But he warned that the Viet Congs heavy losses may not be enough to dissuade them from further attacks B52 bombers pounded suspect ed enemy bases northeast and northwest of the capital with nearly tons of bombs and artillery bombarded enemy week But he insisted the mili tary buildup was only precau tionary Prime Minister Harold Wilson met for nearly two hours with his top generals and admirals along with civilian advisers The ministry did supply the information that the frigate Rothesay has now arrived at Antigua which is about 70 miles WASHINGTON AP Presi able material for nuclear weap spite the ons and transfer the material to dent Nixon will fly to Missouri Friday for a visit with former peaceful purposes President Harry S Truman United States then go to Southern California with others in exploring for a weekend stay The White House said today it did not yet know where Nixon would stay in California nor could it outline his activities om any proposals or ideas that could contribute to sound and effec tive control of and chemical reduction of arma hted narrow and parti san Docking said that one of his reasons for vetoing the bill was its provision for a maximum in terest rate of five per cent for the million in bonds to be issued under the bill Docking said the rate coupled with the Aviation Gas Pipeline Bursts Explosives Found from Anguilla The Rothesay joined two other British rigates the Rhyl and Minerva which provided the CANYON Calif AP A wall of flames spilled down a creek into this hamlet Monday pattern for an airsea approach night after a pipeline carrying in the classic pattern After some early leaks the government clamped a secrecy there It was believed he would ments and not merely limitation visit either the San Dego or remains the goal Palm Springs area Nixons first stop will be Kan Kansas Traffic Score aviation gasoline exploded at the top of a nearby hill One man was burned severely lid on the operation But there were indications that more than 140 men of the parachute regi tween the two rates The Re troop positions picked up by ra dar Rocket Attacks Reported headquarters reported 25 rocket and mortar attacks on al lied bases and towns in the 24th day of the enemy offensive but military casualties and damage were said to be light SOUTH VIET AREA OF COUNTEROFFENSIVE Map locates area northwest of Saigon where more than American troops launched a massive counteroffensive today The attack was made to forestall any drive that the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese might try to make on the South Vietnamese capital AP Wirephoto Map and six others were treated in a hospital The fire destroyed a twostory woodbuilding that had housed a post office a general store and a residence in this isolated com munity in the San Francisco East Bay area The California Highway Pa trol reported finding explosives near the ruptured pipe The flames moved like a burning about yards of the creek Flames 50feet high scorched trees and caused minor fires lasting about half an hour The whole creek just went was just one large wall of said Henry Viveiros whose residence was destroyed in the fire It looked like a powder train coming down the For a half an hour after the unexplained explosion gasoline from the 10inch Shell Oil Co pipe spilled into the creek and down into the hamlet Then the pipe was turned off In addition to the Viveiros res idence the flames destroyed three automobiles parked beside the creek by Contra Costa Coun ty sheriffs deputies a car oper ated by a Shell employe and a truck and motorcycle owned by Viveiros Viveiros had called deputies at the time of the blast and be fore the gasoline caught fire Five deputies were overcome by fumes from the spilling fuel and two men suffered burns in the fire Canyon a community of about 150 persons and 60 dwell ings is inhabited largely by those who want to get away from normal suburban life It is in hilly country seven miles east the Berkeley famous Red sas City and from there he will go to suburban Independ ence to visit Truman at his home Mrs Nixon will accompa ny him Press secretary Ronald L Ziegler said the meeting was set up at Nixons initiative The President and First Lady are expected to return to Wash ington late Sunday TOPEKA AP Kansas traffic death log For 24 hours to 9 Tues x For For possibility of selling the bonds under these In the event a bond sale proves impractical this bill be comes a simple tax he said in his written message to the house Docking said his other reasons for vetoing the bill were the failure to increase the tax on 125 For comparable 1968 special fuels a three and a half per cent tax free shrinkage al xIncludes one previously un lowance for motor fuel distribu reported fatality GAS LINE BLAST AFTERMATHOne of the 150 residents of Canyon Calif inhabited large ly by those who want to get away rom normal suburban living looks at the wreckage of a two building and automobile burned when gas oline from a blasted pipe line on the hfll above ignited Two other autos including one belong ing to the sheriffs department were destroyed and six persons injured One person was killed Wirephoto tors an antiquated formula for distribution to the cities and counties of one cent of the gaso line tax increase and a ques tion whether the Legislature can set one date for one cent of the increase to become effec tive and another date for the second cent The elimination of the in crease in the special fuels tax by the conference committee is an obvious action to protect the special commercial interests who are users of diesel Docking said fir Soviets Renew European Security System Proposal BUDAPEST AP After one of the shortest summit meetings on record the Soviet Bloc has renewed its proposals for an allEuropean security system and approved measures it said would strengthen its combined military forces The session of the sevenna tion Warsaw Pacts political committee Monday lasted bare ly two hours The communiques issued afterward obviously had been prepared in advance and were most notable for the things they didnt mention the border conflict between the Soviet Un ion and Red China the Vietnam war and ihe Middle East Reports circulated that Ro mania which has tried to stay neutral in the PekingMoscow feud had refused to sign a statement proposed by the Rus sians to condemn Red China for its actions along the Manchu riaa border x   

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