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   Greenfield Recorder Gazette and Courier (Newspaper) - October 28, 1969, Greenfield, Massachusetts                               177th Year—No. 254  Greenfield, Massachusetts—Tuesday, October 28, 1969  24 Pages 10 Cerate  Grade School On  Rd  j  With Final State Approval  Greenfield School Committee voted fiVe to two last night to approve Leyden Rd. as the site of a new 550-pupll elementary school.  The committee was considering two sites: the 20-acre Leyden Rd. property owned by Allyn S. New-comb and an 11-acre area on Spring Terrace. Both have been given tentative approval by the state School Building Assistance Bureau, pending the results of test borings, scheduled Wednesday.  In discussing the pros and cons of each location, some committee members Indicated they would prefer locating the new school downtown, rather than on the fringe, because of busing. However, Supt. William R. wrlght said the administration Is busing 40 per cent of the svstem's  children now, and wouia continue to unless it was possible to locate a new school just north of the Davis St. school when "you could fill It with walkers."  According to the committee, these are the relative merits of the two sites:  Size:  Assessed valuation:  Leyden Rd. 20 acres  $4,000  Spring Terrace 11 acres  Houses to be  taken: None  Room for  future expansion: Adequate,  $55,000  Three  Topography:  Flat  None, unless further takings made across road  Some slope  The citizens advisory committee, which has been meeting with the school committee building  committee, favored the Leyden Rd. site. Everett Porter, spokesman, said he sees no objection to busing students In view of the fact that 40 per cent are bused now. Committee members William Hayes and Robert Toombs, who voted against selection of Leyden Rd., both Indicated they would prefer a more central location. Architect Bernard Dirks said in his professional opinion Leyden Rd. Is the more desirable of the fwo, unless the test borings show something that isn't known now.  Supt. Wright said the next steps are the borings, archltectur al, data, a survey and submission to the state for final approval. After that an appraisal must be made and the town counsel will be asked to draw up  an article for the March town meeting.,  According to Supt. Wright's report, William Black of the state bureau has suggested the committee take a "long-range" view of future school needs In Greenfield. He suggested the committee plan to abandon the Federal St. and Davis St. schools because It would not be economical to put money into them because of their age and condition. Black said the committee would be wise to look around for two more future school sites.  The committee decided to contact the Urban Renewal Study Committee, a group appointed by the selectmen, and ask them to take Into consideration future school needs when they survey the downtown situation.  New Move To Get Cigarette Ads Off Air By Next Septe  IN A WORLD BY THEMSELVES — Marine Lt. James Geissinger gazes fondly at his laughing 14-month-old son, Roger, as his wife, Barbara, breaks into tears of joy as they meet on the dock after the amphibious ship, Iwo Jima, brought 1,788 Marine veterans of Vietnam Home. —AP Wirephoto.  Nearly  SAIGON (AP) — Allied forces killed nearly 100 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese in fighting across South Vietnam late Monday and early today, and U.S. B52s pounded enemy base camps along the Cambodian border north of Saigon, the U.S. Command reported.  Casualty reports listed two Americans wounded. Although no American dead were ■ announced, a U.S. spokesman said there probably were some killed In small actions not Included In the communiques.  U.S. forces killed 18 enemy In twjo small fights In provinces along the border, 12 of them in a plash a few miles from where  orces Kill L00 Viet Cong  the B52 raids hit. A cruising helicopter gunshlp was fired on from the ground and attacked the enemy position. Air Force F100 fighter-bombers joined In and 12 bodies were sighted on the ground afterward, the command said.  Troops of the 1st Air Cavalry Division killed six men In a fight 66 miles northwest of Saigon, the command said. One American was reported wounded.  U.S. Headquarters reported two clashes Involving U.S. troops patrolling the Saigon River about 27 miles north of Saigon. Five enemy were reported killed In one fight Monday eve-  More Than 3,000 U.S. Marines Sail Home  SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -More than 3,000 U.S. Marines have sailed home from Vietnam in two crowded ships, the largest group to return at one time since the Korean War.  "Thanks, Dick. It's good to be back"—a salute to President Nixon—read a sign painted on a sea bag hanging from the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima when lt moored Monday at the naval station pier.  Another group of Marines hung a peace symbol painted on a sheet over the side of the assault ship Bexar and gave the peace sign as lt docked.  Many of the 3,164 Marines aboard the Iwo Jima and the Bexar were coming home as a result of the President's 6rders to reduce the number of troops in Vietnam.  Most belonged to the 3rd Marine Regiment and the rest were returning from 13-month tours of duty with other units.  The 7,000-mIle, 18-day voyage involved a scramble for living space, said Capt. Martin M. Casey of Coronado, Calif., skipper of the Iwo Jima.  "When you crowd that many young, active American males Into a steel chateau like this, you worry that the crush will create problems," said Casey.  "There was no need to worry, though. The men were well-be-haved, well-dlsclpllned."  Most Marines return by airplane, Including the.nucleus of the 3rd Regiment which earlier returned Its colons  %  to Camp Pendleton.  The Marines, after a welcome of signs and band music, .were bused to Camp Pendleton for discharge or reassignment.  An additional 460 Marines return from Vietnam Friday on three dock landing ships—the Whetstone, Colonial and Corn-stock.  Hanoi May  Let Families Write POW's  nlng and 14 more In an early morning ambush of a North Vietnamese unit crossing the river. One American was reported wounded.  South Vietnamese headquarters reported 32 enemy killed in two Mekong Delta battles 127 miles southwest and 113 miles west of Saigon. It said government casualties were "very light."  In the northern provinces, elements of the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry .Division battled a company-size unit Monday 21 miles west of Hue. Vietnamese headquarters said 23 enemy soldiers were killed at a cost of two wounded. Four 120mm mortars were captured.  The B52s dropped about 300 tons of bombs during the night in areas 82 to 92 miles north of Saigon. Portions of two enemy divisions are known to be in this frontier sector, and allied commanders expect them to take part in a winter-spring offensive which Intelligence officers say may begin about Nov. 15.  In two more raids, the big bombers dropped about 200 tons of bombs 85 miles southeast of Da Nang.  The South Vietnamese government announced that lt will release 24 prisoners of war Wednesday but said this was not in response to the Viet Cong's announcement that lt would free three U.S. soldiers. A government spokesman said all the prisoners are former Viet Cong who are being released for "humanitarian reasons" and because of their, good behavior while In prison camps.  WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Frank E. Moss says he will ask the Senate Commerce Committee later this week to approve legislation freeing the tobacco industry from antitrust laws long enough to work out a program to end cigarette advertising on radio and television by next September.  The Utah Democrat, leading congressional opponents of cigarette advertising, said he would propose two amendments when . the committee meets behind closed doors Thursday to take up the house-passed Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act of 1969.  Under his proposal, Moss said Monday, the tobacco industry would also be able to agree on a formula for limiting the volume of cigarette ads In newspapers and magazines.  The second Moss amendment would lift the House bill's six-year ban on further federal regulations. Inclusion of the provision was regarded as a major victory for tobacco interests.  Moss said the amendment would be aimed specifically at freeing the Federal Trade Commission to take action If the tobacco Industry tries to shift the $250 million a year lt spends on broadcast advertising to newspapers and magazines plugs.  Although President Nixon has failed to follow through with a news conference pledge last spring to take a position on the cigarette advertising controversy, the justice department has approved the antitrust exemption approach.  In a letter to Moss, Asst. Atty. Gen. Richard McLaren, head of the antitrust division, said the Justice Department was taking this position "because of the significant dangers to the public health which appear to be presented by cigarette smoking."  The House bill, which passed that chamber last spring, Included a stlffer warning to be printed on cigarette packs.  The broadcast Industry subsequently announced that lt was willing to phase out cigarette advertising over a four-year period.  It was after this announcement the cigarette makers unexpectedly announced that they would be willing to withdraw advertising from radio and tele  vision voluntarily by September 1970.  The broadcasters bitterly opposed the sudden withdrawal of such substantial portion of their budgets—estimated to account for about 10 per cfcnt of revenue Industry-wide.  Reports have circulated In the Senate for several days that the Industry was conducting what one source described as "an extraordinary" lobbying campaign.  "They have contacted every  member of the committee," this source added.  A spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters, which has spearheaded industry opposition, declined to comment on the report.  The spokesman, however, said there has been "considerable" correspondence between the NAB and Sen. Moss.  "We told him that In the absence of any other action theMn-  GE Hit Hard  By .Walkout  NEW YORK (AP) - A union coordinating office says that more than 90 per cent" of General Electric's union workers are out In the nationwide strike against the country's No. 4 industrial giant. The company says its plants will be open for those who want to work.  The full effect of the day-old strike was only beginning to  dustry will continue with plans emerge today. Neither the com-  to phase out advertising over a four-year period," the spokesman said.  Thousands Of Arabs Vote In Israel Election  JERUSALEM (AP) — A surprisingly large number of Arabs from Old Jerusalem voted for candidates for municipal office today as balloting got under way In Israel's general election.  Thousands of Arabs from the former Jordanian sector, eligible only to vote In the municipal election, crossed into the Jewish sector of the Holy City and lined up at the polls.  Arab Informants said that many of the city's 34,000 Arabs were afraid that If they did not vote, they might be denied some of the privileges they now have under Israeli rule. These Include permission to travel to and frdm Jordan, to sign up with Israeli labor exchanges and to work in Israel proper.  The Israelis denied that any privileges would be jeopardized by not voting.  Amid clear skies and the heaviest election day security in the nation's 21-year history, voting in the general election got off to a slow start In most places.  Premier Golda Melr's Labor coalition appeared to be a certain winner In the race for parliamentary seats, continuing the Laborltes' perennial control of the government.  All forecasts gave the government at least a plurality In the 120-seat Knesset. The coalition held 65 seats in the last parliament. The biggest opposition, the right-wing Gahal party, hoped to add four seats to the 26 it won In the 1965 elections.  Police assigned all available men to guard the 3,335 polling stations against Arab terrorist attacks. The public was told "to report anything in the slightest way suspicious." Civil defence guards checked the handbags of  pany, the unions representing 147,000 GE workers nor the Pentagon which Is a major GE customer had precise figures on how badly production was crippled.  GE has a total of 280 plants in 33 states. Of 117 plants checked In a survey, 25 were operating normally while 92 showed effects ranging from production slightly curtailed to completely halted. Sources were not available at other plants.  The walkout by a 13-union coalition was seen as a threat to President Nixon's anti-inflationary blueprint. But Labor Secre-  women voters.  Voters along the borders tary George P. Shultz said In came alone or in small groups Washington that the White  so as not to ^attract Arab gun ners. In border settlements, ballot boxes were bulletproof and fireproof. Arabs In the occupied territories were barred from entering Israel proper during the 16 hours of voting.  Soldiers along the Suez Canal and the Jordan Valley, the scenes of most Arab-Israeli action, voted a day early.  All major parties were united in defiance toward the Arabs and the world. They pledged never to move from the occupied Arab lands without a real peace. The lack of Issues and the constant attacks along the borders produced a lethargic election campaign. Election propaganda focused on getting the 1.75 million voters to the polls, taking the line that the Arabs would Interpret Indifference as lack of confidence in the Jewish state.  The Gahal bloc, Israel's traditional opposition, advocates annexation of the occupied territories and more free enterprise In the Socialist-oriented economy,  Mrs. Melr's Labor coalition, has grown considerably since the 1965 election. Its nucleus Is  (Continued on Page Ten)  House would keep hands off the 1  wage deadlock unless defense work was Imperiled.  Shultz suggested In a radio Interview that GE was resisting union wage demands because the administration's anti-infla  tion policies were squeezing profits.  His comment brought a j  quick demand from Paul Jennings, president of the International Union of Electrical Workers, that Shultz resign.  Jennings accused Shultz of "Intervention on the side of a corporation In a labor dispute" and termed the action "unprecedented In American labor history."  Seventy-seven IUE locals and 28 locals of the Union of Electrical Workers are the principal unions Involved in the strike — the first nationwide walkout against GE in 23 years. They are supported by 11 smaller unions.  Negotiations were at a standstill with the unions holding firm in their rejection of GE's offer of a 20 cents per hour wage boost. GE has declined to submit the dispute to binding arbitration. ,  The company said Monday that more than half of its domestic work force of 310,000 persons was white collar and working despite picket lines.  Workers were bound to continue work at several plants where there were locally negotiated contracts not yet expired  (Continued on Page Ten)  Commissioner Urges Teachers To Innovate  In Today's  Greenfield Recorder  Amusements......Page 8  Auto Page.........Page 18  Builders News.....Page 6  Comics............Page 14  Editorial ......... Page 12  Family News......Page 13  Garden News......Page 7  Obituaries.........Page 10  Picture Page......Page ,4 '  Sports :............Page 16  Want Ads ......... Page 19  WEATHER  Fair and cold tonight, lows in upper 20's and lower 30's; Wednesday, fair and continued quite cool.  CHICAGO (AP) — David T. Delllnger says Hanoi plans to open up a regular exchange of mall between American prisoners of war and their families. -  Delllnger, head of the National Mobilization Committee • to End the War In Vietnam, also declared Monday the North Vietnamese would release the, names of their prisoners, al-', though not necessarily right away.  He said the U.S. peace move :  ment was the only channel Hanoi would use In providing such a list.  Delllnger made these statements In disclosing parts of a plan his attorney said was arranged in meetings with the North Vietnamese in Paris over the weekend. The disclosure came at a news conference between sessions of a U.S. District Court trial where Qelllnger and seven other men are being tried on charges of conspiracy to incite riots during the 1968 Demo-, cratic National Convention.  Defense attorney William M. Kunstler visited Paris at the request of Delllnger and another defendant, Rennard C. "Ren-nie" Davis, Delllnger said. He said he and Davis had been invited to make the trip but were not granted permission to leave the jurisdiction of the court.  20 Killed By Earthquake  BANJA LUKA, Yugoslavia (AP) — This quake-devastated city beside the Vrbas River looked like a giant campsite today as thousands huddled beneath tents or around campflres in parks and empty lots.  Those who had not fled after the earthquakes Sunday and Monday stayed In the open, fearing more destructive earth shocks. Twenty were dead and hundreds were injured, but the toll from Monday's more destructive quake probably would have been much higher if the first quake Sunday had not driven many from their homes.  Police reported almost every building In the city of 65,000 people was destroyed or damaged.  Army units set up generators, partially restoring power and lighting some of the deserted streets which police and troops patrolled to prevent looting.  Rescue units sifted through the ruins of apartment houses in search of more victims.  Thousands left the city, and more were expected to find shelter today in nearby towns.  Banja Luka's downtown area suffered the heaviest damage Monday. It looked like a giant bomb had exploded, bringing down department stores, gov-  (Continued on Page Ten)  By DIANA D'INDIA  State Education Commissioner Neil V. Sullivan yesterday afternoon called on Franklin County teachers to try new things In education, knowing that sometimes they will fail.  Sullivan, addressing about 350 educators at Greenfield High School auditorium, spoke also on "myths" in education, the state's standards and certification, his "happiest days" In nearby Keene, N. H., and autumn. He mentioned the Leyden prayer issue just in passing, in a reference to various situations he has had to "react to" In his seven months in the state. Sullivan mentioned situations whiclt Included from "moratorium to civic disorders" and "Leyden to Gloucester."  But, he said, "I didn't come here to Massachusetts just to react."  "I'm not running away from anything or anybody. I'll Oght with you whenever it's worthwhile. But I'm going to provide leadership."  Massachusetts is no more a great leader in education, it has no minimum standards for education and it ranks 50th in teacher certification, according to Sullivan. He advocated educational standards "with a floor to stand on and without a ceiling." Teacher certification in Massachu  setts, he said, has been compared to such states as Mississippi, and he does not want such comparisons.  One "myth" Sullivan sought to dispel was that "schools can't afford to fall." If this were true, he said, it must follow that, "schools can't afford to try." Trying or innovating, he said, means occasional failure.  "When the innovator makes the effort, the rest of us stand around and critize," Sullivan' said. "That's not the way a professional behaves. If it were. Dr. Salk would have never invented the vaccine."  Another "myth," he said, is that "school should concentrate on learning facts" rather than try to "generate intellectual cu-riouslty and passion for knowledge." Another "myth" listed by the education commissioner is that extra funds alone will improve the educational system. Money, he said, will help tout sometimes it is used to perpetuate Inefflcienty and ineffectiveness in the schools.  Sullivan, a member of the NAACP, said it is important for Blacks to have courses on Black history and culture and human relations, but it is more important for Whites to understand history.  Sullivan talked to two more  (Continued on Page Ten)  ^IIINIIllMIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIlilMIIIIÎIÏÏilllMIMIIIIIIIÎIIIMIIIIIIINIIIIIIMinillNIIMIININNHillilË  INI-ADS in MINI-TIME I  Place  Your  Mini-Ad  Before  5 P.M.  One Day —  It's  Working For You The Next!  AFTERMATH OF FATAL EARTHQUAKES — One woman cries openly while another sobs into a handkerchief after an earthquake struck Banja Luka, Yugoslavia. The city of 65,000 had been hit by a quake Sunday. At least 16 persons were killed in botli quakes and hundreds injured. —AP Wirephoto.  Tel. 772-0261  From  Salesman  To  Composing  Room  To  Camera To  Press To ''  Homos!  dllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIMHIIllMlllllllllilllHIIIIIIlHIIIIIIlllllllNllllllUIIIIIIIIIIIIS}.   

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