Greenfield Recorder Gazette And Courier, October 27, 1969

Greenfield Recorder Gazette And Courier

October 27, 1969

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Greenfield Recorder Gazette and Courier (Newspaper) - October 27, 1969, Greenfield, Massachusetts GREENFIELD RECORDER 177th Year—No. 253Greenfield, Massachusetts—Monday, October 27, 1969 20 Pages lÄ 10 Cent« Viet Cong Say They Will Release Three Americans U. S. Awaits Further Word On Soldiers TEACHERS HEAR SENATE PRESIDENT — Sen. Maurice Donahue of Holyoke addresses the Franklin County Teachers Association as John Sullivan of the MTA, Dr. Dana Farnsworth, John Nelson Jr., president of the Franklin County Teachers Association, Rev. Ben E. J. New of the Shelburne Falls Trinity Fellowship Church, and Dr. Percy Wadman, Greenfield school committee chairman, listen. —Recorder Photo by Blake. Horror No Anti-Drug Agent, Teachers ToldBy DIANA D'INDIA Franklin County teachers were told today by the director of Harvard University Health services that "horror stories" on drug use are not the best way to Inform the majority of students on the hazards of drugs. Dr. Dana L. Farnsworth told the Franklin County Teachers' Association that drug education programs should emphasize "why people do take drugs" Instead of "why people should not take drugs." He said the horror stories, the "why nots" of drug use, tend to be considered by the youth as "hypocrisy and untruthfulness from older persons." Drug use, Farnsworth said, "has assumed the proportion of initiation rites" by young people who want to be accepted by their peers, and who have lost confidence In parents and teachers.Compares To Alcohol Dr. Farnsworth also spoke on marijuana and compared Its use to that of alcohol. In comments as to whether use of that drug should be made legal. He did not feel It should be legalized. .Alcohol; ip S3!di "glyp.s out signals" but marijuana gives "very little In the way of signals. "Even large amounts of marijuana may produce no signs until the Individual becomes psychotic," he noted. "Because people can recognize alcohol users, the alcohol gives signals; we have learned, up to a point how to deal with alcoholics," he said. If drugs were legalized, the question Is "how much then can a society tolerate In the way of odd behavior of Its people" and still function? "The concept of stricter laws and heavier penalties does not seem to be effective In deterring drug use. Dr. Farnsworth said. He called laws restraining drug use "unreasonable". Dr. Farnsworth listed several fpphnlniips driip users emolovTunney's Daughter Foiinfl MARSEILLES, France (AP) — Joan Tunney Wilkinson, daughter of former heavyweight boxer champion Gene' Tunney, Is In a Marseilles hospital after being missing for two months. Two residents of France brought Mrs. Wilkinson to the American Consulate Friday and she was taken to a hospital. Officials refused to say whether she was seriously 111. Her husband, Carter Wilkinson, has arrived In Marseilles to be with her. Relatives In the United States said the woman was "very emaciated and sick" and had "a complete loss of memory." In Today's' Greenfield Recorder Auto Page.......'. . Page 18 Amusements...... Page 4 Comics............Page 14 Editorial .......... Page 11 Family............Page 13 Obituaries ..,......Page ' 8 Sports............. Page 16 Want Ads ......... Page 19WEATHER Variable cloudiness and much colder toniglit and Tuesday; lows tonight in the ' In defense of their use of drugs. One was that marijuana Is not as dangerous as alochol. Dr. Farnsworth called this an "irrelevant argument" and said there Is no reason why, If the country has five million "rum-head", there should be 5 million "potheads". Marijuana Least Evil Dr. Farnsworth called marijuana the least of the evils in the drue lines and said that the emphetamlnes "are the greatest hazard" for the young people. He said there was "no typical user" of drugs, and told the several hundred teachers assembled that the best way for a physician to determine if a person is a drug user Is to ask the individual, but the teachers should use more Indirect methods. He told teachers to look out (Continued on Pace Ten) Probe Reveals Vast Army Club Racket WASHINGTON (AP) — For U.S. military men, the on-base open mess Is the neighborhood bar and grill, the downtown night club and—only overseas— the slot machine parlor. It Is a place of off-duty relaxation where a noncommissioned officer can order a steak medium rare, sip a bourbon and water and llstpn to live music. . It also Is big busli^ss with sales of more than $750 million and profits of $53.4 million last year.""— A Sénate Investigation which concluded last week brought out chaf-ges that a small band of sergeants took advantage of Nobel Prize For Economic Science Given STOCKHOLM (AP) — The First Nobel Prize In economic science was awarded jointly today to Prof. Ragnar Frlsch of Norway and Prof. Jan Tlnber-gen of the Netherlands. The Academy of Sciences said they were awarded the $72,800 prize for "having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes." Meanwhile, the winner of the 1969 prize for literature, Irish-French playwright Samuel Beckett, sent a telegram accepting the prize, his publisher announced In Paris. But the publisher, Jerome Lindon, said the shy, retiring writer would not go to Stockholm for the presentation of the award. TInbergen, 66, has been chairman of the Committee for Development Planning of the United Nations sirice 1966. Frlsch, 74,- became a professor at Oslo University in 1931 and was director of the university's Institute for Social Economy for many years. He has been visiting professor at a number of universities since World War II and has also been economic counsellor for economic planning In a number of developing countries.Clear And Cold BOSTON (AP)—Temperature, Tuesday through Saturday, will average near the seasonal normal. Coid Tuesday and Wednesday will be followed by a warming trend the remaiader of the period. Avernap daytime high temperatui^s will range from near 50 iri^fthe extreme north to near 60 in southern sections. Lowest nighttime temperatures will average in the 30's in northern sections and near 40 in southern sections. Precipitation will average between one-quarter and one-half inch occurring as showers late Friday or Sat- bullt-ln weaknesses In the club's accounting system to forge a continent-spanning, extremely lucrative conspiracy to skim funds from the dozens of clubs they managed. And witnesses said four of the sergeants had been protected from prosecution by Influence applied near the top of the Army chain of command. For half a dozen years or more, the witnesses said, these men -'oi machine rakeoffs, kickbacks from suppliers and entertainers and formed thdr own corporation to build a mountain of Illicit profits. Senate Investigators, reporting on more than eight months of undercover sleuthing, said (Continupfi nn P,tpp Tpn > SAIGON (AP) — The U.S. Command today awaited further word from the Viet Cong on Its plans for the release of three American soldiers. In a broadcast by Its Liberation Radio Sunday night, the Viet Cong said It would free the three GIs as a demonstration of Its "lenient and humane" policies. On the basis of Army serial numbers given In the broadcast, the U.S. Command Identified the men as Spec. 4 Willie A. Watklns, of Sumter, S.C.; Pfc. James H. Strickland Jr., of Dunn, N.C.; and Pfc. Coy R. Tlnsley, 22, of Cleveland, Tenn. All were members of the America! Division. Tlnsley Is one of 14 children of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Tlnsley of Cleveland, Tenn., and the seventh son to serve In the armed forces. He disappeared last March 9 during an action near Quang Ngal City, In the northern part of the country. Watklns and Strickland were reported missing In action Jan. 8 and Jan. 9, 1968, In the Que Son valley. The Viet Cong broadcast Indicated that both were members of A Company, 3rd Battalion, 196th Light Infantry Brigade. The company 19 months later temporarily refused an order to advance after five days of being thrown back. The Viet Cong's announcement was ' repeated several times today but did not say where or when the three men would be released. There was speculation It might Involve another battlefield meeting between American and Viet Cong officers, like the meeting last New Year's Day near the Cambodian border when three other GIs were handed over. The U.S. Command says the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese have released a total of 18 American military personnel since February, 1%7. The enemy also has freed two American civilians and one German nurse. A number of other Americans have escaped fram the Viet Cong. In its latest weekly casualty summary last Thursday, the U.S. Command said 1,319 American military personnel were listed as missing or captured. Of these, 413 are known to be prisoners In North Vietnam, about 200 are mlssln In South Vietnam, and the U.S. Defense Denartment believes manv of the rest are prisoners In the North. U.S. military officials declined comment on the Viet Cong's statement that during their detention Watklns, Strickland and Tlnsley "proved progressive, were aware that the U.S. Imperialists' war of aggression In South Vietnam would certainly fall, and showed their repentance of the crimes they had committed against the Vietnamese people." Such statements are usually made by the Communists about every prisoner they release. The broadcast also said the U.S. Command must "create conditions for these three POWs to return soon to their families and country." This statement heightened speculation that the Viet Cong might seek a meeting with American officers to "n'e-gtlate" the release, but a U.S. Command spokesman said the statement "might simply be another Communist complaint that we Interrogate freed prisoners and delay their return to their families." In New York, an attorney for two American pacifists who have had dealings with the North Vietnamese concerning POW releases said his clients will soon release "extremely Important" Information from Hanoi that will "relieve the anxiety" of relatives of American prisoners of war. The attorney, William Kunstler, said this had nothing to do with the Viet Cong announcement, that It was "something more momentous than the release of two or three prisoners." Kunstler had just returned from a visit to the North Vietnamese delegation In Paris. He said the North Vietnamese wanted to see his clients^ David Dellinger and Rennard C. Davis, but they are among the defendants In the conspiracy trial of the Chicago Eight, and the court would not let thqm leave the country. Künstler said Davis and Del-linger will decide "how and when" to release particulars. "It Is my guess that It will be within the next-10 days," he , salí?. ' .J- ' The U.S. Command also announced that American troop strength In Vietnam fell below the 500,000 mark last week for the first time since February 1967. It said that as of Oct. 23 there fContiniipri nn Papp Tpn) DISPOSSESSED — Two homeless Arabs, their belongings piled nearby, sit in a village in Occupied Jordan after ihe Israelis blew up their homes, Sunday. The military government said 18 homes were demolished on the grounds they were occupied by Arab saboteurs. —AP Wirephoto. Most Main Of Lebanon's Cities Relax BEIRUT (AP) — Most of Lebanon's main cities relaxed today as Arab leaders pressed efforts to ease the 'crisis between the Lebanese army and the Palestinian guerrlllasi Only the northerh trouble spot of Tripoli remalnéd under 24-hour curfew. Early reports today Indicated there were no new Incidents there, although the guerrillas and local leftists still hold a quarter known as the Old City. Beirut was under partial curfew but many people Ignored It. Tyre, Baalbek and Nabatlyeh were free of curfew for the first time In five days, and life was returning to normal. i Egypt, Syria and Libya threatened action against the Beirut government unless It supports the guerrillas and their raids on Israel, but Cairo said a cease-fire and negotiations may be In the offing. The official Egyptian Middle East News Ageficy reported that tías agreed td 5»nd ^ a delegation to Cairo for a meeting with leaders of the Palestinian guerrillas, Arabs who claim they are refugees' from Palestine and are demanding an end to Lebanese restrictions on their raids Into Israel. Thp ppnpral trpnd Is toward "freezing" the Lebanese situation In order to provide a breathing spell In which the feuding parties can work out a compromise, the semiofficial Egyptian newspaper A1 Ahram said. The paper Indicated It based Its prediction of negotiations on the outcome of a mission bv Dr. Hassan Sabrl El Kholl, the personal envoy of President Gamal Abdel Nasser. El Kholi went to Jordan Sunday to see King Hussein, then met In Damascus with Syrian President Noured-dln Atássl, guerrilla chief Yasser Arafat and Libyan Interior Minister Moussa Ahmed. (Continued on Page Ten) Scott Sees Cut In U. S- Forces GE Plants Around Nation Hit By Strike, Picketing NEW YORK (AP) — Pickets are up today at General Electric Co. plants around the nation, as unions representing 147,000 workers strike for higher wages and cost-of-living protection. The strike began at midnight, hours after GE rejected the unions' proposal for binding arbitration. It was unclear whether GE's defense and aerospace production, which make up 20 per cent of Its $8 billion annual sales, would be affected. GE, the nation's fourth largest Industrial corporation, has 280 plants In 133 cities in 33 states. A spokesman said the company would try to keep Its plants open. Some of the plants are nonunion, the spokesman said, but most will be affected by the strike. GE emplovs 310,000 workers In the United States and 90,000 overseas. A majority of these are In nonunion, white-collar jobs. But 90 per cent of the production force — all but about 16,000 workers — have joined the walkout. A coalition of 13 unions has been negotiating with GE. Some of their contracts expired at midnight. Other unions still have contracts but are supporting the strike. The labor coalition Is led by the International Union of Electrical Workers, AF.L-CIO, representing 88,500 GE workers, and the independent United Electrical Workers, representing 16,000 men. Some units of the United Auto Workers and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the nation's largest Independent unions, are Involved In the strike. The largest GE plants with Plttsfleld, Mass.; Schenectady, Elmira and Syracuse, N.Y.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Philadelphia, Erie and Allentown, Pa.; Louisville, Ky.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Fort Wayne, Ind. Negotiations bogged down when the, unions rejected GE's first and only offer, for a 20-cent-an-hour pay Increase the first year, with wage re-openers In the two subsequent years of a three-year pact. GE also offered up to 25 cents hourly for special skills. The current average wage for GE employes is $3.25 an hour. The unions had demanded a 30-month contract with raises of 35 cents an hour the first year, 30 cents the second and 25 the final six months, with a cost-of- llvtna Acrnlntftr plfiiica LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Pickets outside the General Electric Co. plant here were Involved in pushing and shoving incidents early today as a national strike against the company entered its first day. About 200 pickets were around the truck entrance to the River Works plant as police escorted five cars of management employes through at a time. There was some jumping on the bumpers and rocking of the vehicles. Police took two men Into custody after a window In one car was smashed by a stone. The Incident occurred after someone among the pickets yelled "Scab" as the car went through. One of the men went limp and had to be carried by police to a cruiser. Neither was Identified immediately. Meanwhile, GE's Allerton Street plant was reported so blocked with picketing workers that Its gates could not be en-By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott has predicted U.S. armed forces will be cut by one-third before President Nixon comes up for re-election In 1972. The Pennsylvania senator also said he expects an American '.rithdrawsl of 300,000 mer. from Vietnam. He put no time reference on the latter. Scott's predictions came while Nixon Isolated himself at Camp David, reportedly to work on his promised Nov. 3 public review of the Vietnam situation. The President returned to Washington Sunday from the presidential retreat In the Ca-toctlm Mountains of Maryland. "At the moment, there Is a chance, It seems to me, to try a gradual progressive disarmament," Scott said In a radio Interview • taped for weekend broadcast by Pennsylvania stations. "The President Is going to make more than a 30 per cent cut. In my opinion. In American armed forces during this first term. "I would favor also, I would think, what the President seems to be headed for," he added, ".. . to bring back about 300,000 of our troops over a period. The sooner we can remove all combat troops from Vietnam, the better." But on what degree of "Vlet-namlzatlon" of the war should precede an American pullout, Scott put himself at odds with a fellow Republican senator. New York's Jacob Javits. Javlts, In a New York radio interview, said the United States must end Its combat operations In Vietnam by the end of 1971 "even If It may mean that South Vietnam will go down the drain." Scott said tlie United States cannot leave the South Vietnamese "unprepared to carry on their part of the war." ToiHtc co(H Mlvnn'c iiror so far has been "unprofitable. "Everything he's been-saylng up to now woWd Indicate that he still wants to pursue what I consider to be the essentially discredited Johnson strategy, which Is 'put the heat on them and they'll negotiate,'" Javlts said: _ 'r'r.rfin:.-.-^,-; r.n P.iP-." Tifn).QuakeKills At Least 11 BANJA LUKA, Yugoslavia (AP) — Strong earthquakes hit this Industrial city In western Yugoslavia Sunday and today, killing at least 11 persons and Injuring hundreds. One severe quake hit the city of 65,000 Sunday afternoon, killing a 10-year-old child and destroying or damaging a number of buildings. Another stronger quake shook the area this ipornlng as townspeople were looking over the damage. At least jlO people were killed, and hundreds of buildings were destroyed or damaged. Seismologists reported the quake today registered eight on a maxlmum-12 scale. Only the central Plaza of the Republic appeared undamaged. Buildings were crushed all along Marshal Tito Street, the main thoroughfare, but the Fer-hat Pasha's mosque and Its slender minaret, a medieval monument of historic value, escaped with cracks. The townspeople spent the night under tents or other makeshift shelters, and at the quake today panic spread among them. Reports from other west Yugoslav cities said the quakes caused panic there also but no Hamairo GE STRIKE ON — Paul Jennings, president of the 88,500-member AFL-CIO International Union of Electrical Workers, announces at a press conference in New York that the union's members will strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Tiie announcement came after t£ie General Electric Co. rejected, Sunday, a last bid for binding arbitration ............................................................................................................... Teamwork! 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