Winona Daily News, June 27, 1972

Winona Daily News

June 27, 1972

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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - June 27, 1972, Winona, Minnesota Partly cbudy with scattered thunderstorms 117th of Publication Winona Daily News GET SOME I1C IUYS.. Read tin Want Ads WINONA, MINNESOTA 55987, TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 1972 3 26 15 Airfield near center of Hanoi bombed SAIGON (AP) U.S. war- planes bombed an airfield two miles from the center of Hanoi on Monday, the U.S. Command reported, and other military sources said American raiders returned to the Hanoi-Haiphong region again today for the fourth straight day. The raid on the Bac Mai air- field and adjoining warehouses was the closest to the center of the NorUi Vietnamese capital in Die current air offensive, the command said. It reported four warehouses destroyed and nine others damaged. Other U.S. jets used TV- guided bombs to damage a gen- erator at a thermal power plant four mlies northwest of Hai- phong, a communique said. It reported a total of 320 strikes against North Vietnam Mon- day. U.S. reports of the targets hit today and the damage done will not be available until Wednes- day. But Hanoi Radio reported six American planes shot down, five of them over Hanoi, and said some of the pilots were captured. Hanoi has claimed 23 U.S. planes downed in the last week, 17 of them in the last four days. The U.S. Command today re- ported its first loss in the North for that period, an Air Force F4 Phantom downed last Wednesday with the two crew- men missing. But military sources acknowledged that search and rescue operations for other downed pilots are still in progress. Military sources also report- ed that North Vietnamese have begun construction of a petroleum pipeline from the Chinese border toward Hanoi in an apparent effort to counter the bombing. They said the project prob- ably accounts for some of the "new forces" which the North Vietnamese radio said Monday have joined the struggle to re- pair the damage done by the massive bombing campaign. In the ground war, Soutl Vietnamese forces southwest o: Hue came under fresh shelling and troop assaults at two points early today, but spokesmen said the attacks were repulsed. WOUNDED EVACUEES PANIC Lightly-wounded civilians and troops attempt to push their way aboard a South Vietnamese evacuation helicopter hovering over a stretch of Highway 13 near An Loc. Evacuation heli- copters were forced to leave more seriously wounded behind after they were mobbed by walking wounded. (APPhotofax) IRA provisions stage show of strength Cease-fire start uneasy BELFAST, Northern Ire- land (AP) A ceasc-fira in Northern Ireland's guer- rilla war got off to an uneasy start today after the Irish Republican Army's Provis- ional wing staged a bloody show of strength up to the hour of truce and some die- hards sniped at British troops more than an hour af- ter the deadline. Bui the British Army be- lieved that IRA "peace squads" were cracking down on their rcnegates to en- force the cease-fire. In some areas, the IRA may have even shot it out with the diehards, the British Army said. The Army reported sev- eral attacks on froops after the start of the cease-fire at midnight Monday and said soldiers in Belfast hit a gun- man in an exchange about 1 a.m. But no Iroops were involved in other post-mid- night shooting around the capital, causing authorities to suspect thai IRA squads were disciplining their own. A cautious but unmistake- able change in mood was evident as the truce began. Catholics handed out beer and cigartites to British Iroops in one Belfast street, the first such friendliness the soldiers had experienced in many months, British military police found a new submachine gun discarded in a garbage bin near a known guerrilla hideout. In Londonderry, where terrorists and the army had been exchanging fire almost daily, IRA men were assign- ed to guard soldiers from renegade gunmen. Leaders of the IRA Pro- visionals said Monday night the last-minute rampage of shooting, bombing and hank was staged to emphasize lo the Brilish that they called Ihe cease-fire from a position of strength. At least nine persons were killed during (he four-day offensive, They included a British sergeant shot two minutes before midnight in an ambush in East Belfast, another soldier cut down by submachine-gun fire in Lon- donderry and a policeman killed In Newry, A man wounded earlier died during the night, bring- ngi to 387 the number killed fn Northern Ireland's three years of civil strife. There were bomb blasts aA hotels, customs posts, bars and stores in all six counties of Northern Ireland. In Bel- fast, 10 bombs exploded in the last hour before the cease-fire. One 200-pounder planted in a stolen car dam- aged 50 downtown houses. Shortly after the truce went into effect, Brilish troops pulled back from the street battlegrounds to take up a low profile so the guer- rillas could not claim they were provoked into shoot- ing. Devaluation of pound exceeds four percent LONDON Brit- ish pound dropped to today, a devaluation of 4.6 percent, after the London foreign exchange market opened for the first lime since the government's de- cision last Friday to let the pound float. The dollar strengthened elsewhere in Europe. The pound opened al and later eased back to Dealers said the mar- ket was busy, but more with inquiries than with trade. They reported rela- tively small amounts were changing hands. The dealers said the pic- ture would probably he clearer Wednesday, when most exchanges on the Continent reopen. London bullion dealers set their morning price for gold at an ounce, down from the previous close. Dealers took this as an indication that the pound might settle for the time be- ing around the level. In Switzerland, the dollar jumped to 3.75-3.77 Swiss francs, from 3.75-3.72 at Monday night's close. The dollar opened at 3.16 marks on Frankfurt's open market, up from 3.15 Monday. The pound dropped lo 7.90 marks, down from 8.21 when it was last traded on Thurs- day. It was about the same rate of devaluation as in London. The opening of Ihe London exchange market for the first lime since Ihe govern- ment freed the pound last Friday was watched for some indication of the future course of the Brilish cur- rency. The last official rale on Ihe pound was and there have been predictions it would settle at the rate before the devaluation of the dollar last year. All other European ex- changes except Zurich re- main closed until Wednes- day. The Zurich market has not closed during the crisis. Japanese Foreign Minister Takeo Mizula said Ihe Tokyo foreign exchange market probably would reopen Thursday. The Swiss government or- dered sweeping reslriclions on foreign inveslmenls to- day to close the door to speculative money seeking a haven in Switzerland during the crisis. The measures went into force immediately. Banks, brokers and other institu- tions were barred from in- vesting foreign capital in Swiss securities, foreign Swiss franc issues and mort- gages on Swiss real estate. And persons or corpora- lions domiciled outside Swit- zerland were barred from buying Swiss real estate. President Nello Cello, who is also Switzerland's finance minister, also announced thai Switzerland would not join in the plans made by the Common Market nations lo prevent devaluation of the Italian lira. CLEANUP BEGINS Workers begin cleaning up the flood-stricken west side of Wilkes Barre, Pa. The waters have receded almost to the banks of the Susquehanna River, allow- ing residents and businessmen lo move back into the area. (AP Photofax) Thousands more return to homes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Receding waters from the Eastern Seaboard's worst flooding disaster enabled thousands more to return to their homes today but crisis points remained at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Big Flats, N.Y. The death toll from the week-long rampage by Tropical Storm Agnes climbed lo 123 Monday. Among the latest vic- times were three newsmen killed in a helicopter crash as they returned from surveying the devastation. Drinking water remained a major problem in dozens of the hardest-hit communities, but the arrival of water purifica- tion units in some areas helped case the need for trucking in supplies. New appropriations of federal rebuilding aid were pro- mised by President Nixon after complaints that the initial allocations were far too small. Estimates of damage run over billion in Pennsylvania atone. For the present, much of the relief came from people helping people. Mayor Eugene Peters of Scranton, Pa., brought hundreds of his city's workers to help man the food and medicine distribution center in Wilkes-Barre. Floods deal final blow to railroad CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) Recent floods in New York State were Ihe final blow that forced the Erie Lackawanna Railway Co. to file for reorga- nization under bankruptcy laws, says John Fishwick. Fishwick, president of the, Norfolk t Western Railway and: a director of the Erie Lack-i awanna, said after the U. S. District Court filing Monday lhat Erie managers have "done a great job against almost in- surmountable odds. "They just ran out of he added. "The coup de grace was the flood. It stopped the revenues, and with the amount of money needed for the clean- up, it was the end." The action came two years after Ihe Penn Central Rail- road, the nation's largest, sought reorganization under the bankruptcy law. The Erie Lackawanna, with an income of million a year and assets of more than million, is the 12th largest railroad in the nation. It pri- marily carries freight, but about commuters use it daily in New Jersey. The railroad has been in and out of financial trouble since it was formed 12 years ago by the merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna 4: Western, both about 110 years old. Erie Lackawanna reported los-ses of million last year, and rumors circulated a few months ago that the railroad would file bankruptcy proceed- ings. President Gregory Maxwell said then that cost-cutting measures had been inlroduced and that the company would not file for bankruptcy. Federal Judge Robert Krupansky ordered the railroad to remain in operation pending a court hearing July 10 when the task of appointing trustees to reorganize the railroad is es peeled lo begin. Inside: Anderson son has called for DFL legislative candidates lo meet lo draft a now parly platform story, page 5a. Hangups Credentials Winona offi- c ia I s are blaming state agencies for bureaucratic delays in issu- ing psrmits for the Pelzor Street project story, page 3a The Demo- cratic Credentials Commit- tee was ready lo rule today on delegate challenges in Soulh Carolina, Alabama and Florida in an inaugural lest of strength aimed at fair representation of wo- men. blacks and youth story, page 73. FBI have fourd a subma. chine sun used in an air- liner hijacking and recover- ed ransom story, page 9a. Ccrn' rn is si on has voted a 3 percent price in crease limit for large serv- ice firms and limited raises for professional services lo 2.5 percent story, page lOa. Israel rejects U.N. council TELL ME MORE Presidential hope- ful Sen. George McGovern has Ihe altenlivt ear of Texas State Rep. Frances (Sissy) Farcnthold at a rally in San Antonio Monday night. Mrs. Farcnlhold lost a runoff primary race June 3 for Ihe Democratic nomination for governor of Texas. (AP Pholofax) Slap down Wallace Platform writers lean toward McGovern views WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic platform writers in an 18-hour session end- ing today put together a document tinged with Sen. George McGovern's views on Indochina withdrawal and domestic issues without out- right endorsement of some of his more controversial stands. But, as it sought to fash- ion moderately liberal planks, the Platform Com- mittee slapped down hard an effort by backers of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace lo put the party be- hind a proposed constitution- al amendment outlawing busing for racial balance in schools. Other Wallace proposals also were defeated, but without rancor on either side. Moreover, the com- mittee made visible efforts to include in preambles and other nor.controversial sec- tions the language proposed by the Alabama governor's spokesmen. Mandated by new party rules to do their work in public, the 150 committee members toiled from 9 a.m. Monday until well into this morning under searing tele- vision lights and in view of a heavy delegation of news- men and a thinning au- dience. They substantially recast Ihe preliminary draft sub- mitted by a subcommittee. Amendments to assert women's right lo abortion and lo call for an end to discrimination in employ- ment and other fields against homosexuals were defeated after hours of early-morning debate. But a statement calling for abolition of the death penalty as an ineffective and cruel deterrent was adopted. Among surprise amend- ments was one calling for defeat of the pending wel- fare-reform bill, adding another obstacle to Ihe al- rcadv formidable ones the measure has encountered in Congress, Spearheaded by a group of black delegates, the amendment carried, 64 lo 28. But Ihe committee re- fused lo endorse the pro- posal of the National Wel- fare Rights Organization for a guaranteed income for a family of four. On tax reform, the com- mittee voted to endorse "as a minimum step'1 and pro- posal of leading Democrats in Congress to force re-ex- amination of most tax pre- ferences by bringing them up for repeal over a three- year period. But the committee also called for immediate clos- ing of "the most unjusti- fied of the tax loopholes" and for Social Security tax changes that would rely more on payroll taxes on higher earnings and on gen- eral Treasury receipts. It also endorsed federal revenue sharing with stales and cities, easing of pro- perty taxes and rejection of the value-added tax. (Continued on page 7a, col. 4) Platform writers UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. 1 (AP) Israel rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution Monday night condemning it for raids last week into Leba- non, calling the censure "an af- front to Hie victims of Arab ter- jror atrocities and n travesty of j justice." Israeli Ambassador Yosef Te- koah said the resolution "be- longs in the morgue of history" and "might have grave reper- cussions on the Middle East sit- uation" if it encourages terror- ists to continue their attacks. Submitted by Belgium, Brit- ain and France, the com- promise resolution was worked out in conjunction with three meetings of debate that began last Friday at the request of Lebanon and Israel. The ouncil adopted It 13-0, with the tailed Stales and Panama ab- laming. It was the sixth time in 3% ears thai Ihe council has for- mally condemned Israel for trikes into Lebanon in retali- ation for attacks from Paleslin- an guerrillas based Ihere. The resolution made an ob- ique reference to the guerrilla attacks, saying the council ''profoundly deplored all acts of violence in the area." But U.S. Ambassador George Bush said his was not enough for a bal- anced and fair resolution, and he United Stales therefore ab- stained in the vote. Adoption of he resolution scuttled an American proposal for a gener- condemnation of "acls of a] violence in the area" and a call tor their immediate cessation. The resolution adopted called on Israel "to refrain from all military acts against Lebanon" and to return "at the earliest possible time" six Syrian and Lebanese officers captured in Lebanon last Wednesday by the Israeli raiders. Indicating no end to (he re- prisal policy, Tckoah said Is- rael would hold Lebanon to ils "duty lo prcvenl the use of its territory as a base for acts of murder." Tekoah also told the council that his government desires tha speedy repatriation of all pris- oners, and that negotiations to accomplish this are under way. percent would get break McGovern revising welfare reform By GREGG HERRINGTON SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Sen. George Mc- Govern, who is within shouting distance of win- ning the Democratic presidential nomination, has leaked word he is revising the welfare-reform plan that has become a major issue in his campaign. Eighty percent of American taxpayers would get a financial break under the new plan, McGovern told labor leaders and Democratic officeholders in Oklahoma City Monday. The remaining 20 percent, he said, would pay more, especially those making at least a year. The senator, who is on a six-city tour of the South, gave no details of the revision. An aide said mention of the plan at the meeting was inadver- tent and that McGovern had not intended to discuss it until all wrinkles are worked out. McGovern originally had proposed a guaranteed annual allowance of per person. He said this generally would have meant a lax break for a family of four making a year or less and a higher lax bile for others. That plan has come under considerable fire, mainly because of its effect on families of moderate income. The Democratic Platform Commitlee, meeting in Washington, has gone on record against pending welfare-reform legislation but has refused to en- dorse a proposal, advanced by the National Wel- fare Rights Organization, for a guaranteed income for a family of four. McGovern, who addressed a rally in San An- tonio Monday night, planned to go to Arkansas and Georgia today in search of enough delegates to nail down the nomination. On Monday, McGovern lashed out al the Nixon administration's so-called Southern strategy. "The words are modern but the strategy is he told a rally ia San Antonio. "That strategy stretches back to the dark days of the Civil War and since then has scarred an entire century of American life." McGovern said the strategy "overlooks the rights of Mexican-Americans, blacks and other minorities in this country It slyly hints that what's important is not peace but the preservation of racial division in our own neighborhoods.' McGovern's appearance in San Anlonio capped a day that included a stop in Oklahoma City but began in Washington where he told a news confer- ence that blacks had provided enough r.ew delegate support to give him convention delegates enough lo ensure his first-ballot nomination. But later, in Oklahoma City, his aides announc- ed there had been some errors in earlier calcula. lions and McGovern was short of the nomination, having delegates committed to him on the first of the needed for nomina- tion. ;