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   Montana Standard (Newspaper) - June 28, 1971, Butte, Montana                                Montana Standard Butte-Anaconda, Montana, 95th 332 Good Morning, It's Monday, June 28, 1971 10 Cents Anaconda Co. offers 701 per hour more The Anaconda Co. an- nounced Sunday it has made a proposal to unions represen- ting Montana employes for settlement of the current labor agreements which are due to expire Wednesday. A general bargaining session is scheduled for 10 a.m. today in Salt Lake City, where meetings have been going on since Tuesday. The proposal was submitted to the unions at a meeting in Salt Lake Saturday. THE COMPANY'S proposal includes an across the board wage increase of 70 cents an hour for a three-year contract good until June 30, 1974. Wages would rise 50 cents per hour the first year and 10 cents per hour in each of the additional two years. In addition, the company proposed some job reclassifications and an in- crease in the current in- crements between job grades in the second and third years. Under the proposal, employes in job grade 2 whose current rate is per hour would be making by July 1, 1973, and employes in job grade 17 would be increased from the current to per hour. PENSION improvements proposed rates from to in the second year. The com- pany's contributions to the health and welfare coverage would be increased by per month in the second year and an additional per month in the third year. The current average contribution by the company per employe is per month. The company would also increase its contribution to the retirement, death and disability fund by 2 cents per hour in the first year. Job makers hard put Surviving in outdoor matrimony Luther and Kathy McLaughlin of Provo, Utah, take time out from their studies for a tender moment. The McLaughlins participated in a unique survival and marriage counseling course on a Utah mountaintop. Nine days of study, rough living and just talking things over made good things out of many that might have turned bad. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON (AP) House passage of welfare legislation with heavy em- phasis on converting adult recipients into self-supporting workers has. fueled a longstanding debate as to how much the government actually can do directly to create jobs. Opponents of the legislation aimed a double-barrelled argu- ment against the idea that through mandato- ry training and job assign- ment, could free from dependence any substantial proportion of the more than 13 million welfare recipients. about 13 per cent, they contend, are even theo- rectically employable, the rest consisting of children, aged, blind and disabled, and persons caring for them. Partin trial goes into third week (EDITOR'S NOTE: Jurors in the federal court trial of Edward Grady Partin in Butte are reminded that a court order forbids them to read this story.) By LEWIS T.POOLE Standard Staff Writer The third week of the Ed- ward Grady Partin trial starts today in the courtroom of the federal building. The government started nailing its case together last week. The prosecution produced witnesses whose testimony purported to connect the 46-year-old Teamster business agent directly with violence and corruption cen- tering on the lucrative concrete ready-mix and pipe business in the Baton Rouge, La., metropolitan area. THE COURT WAS told late Friday the prosecution has no more witnesses. Formal resting of the government's case awaits a decision by its chief counsel, Wilford J. Whitley Jr., called to North Carolina by word Thursday of the death of his father. Key government witnesses last week were by their own admissions no candidates for good citizenship awards. One of the knotty problems to be faced by the jurors when the case finally is submitted to them is appraisal of credibility. Billy Reed Rogers, Wade McClanahan and Barnes D. PARTIN Page 8 Agnew whirls into diplomacy EL TORO MARINE AIR STATION, Calif. (AP) Vice President Spiro T. Agnew headed across the Pacific Sunday on his round-the-world trip and indicated he ejects to discuss with South Korean leaders the possibility that some of that country's troops will be withdrawn from Vietnam. He also told reporters just before leaving he will be Rampaging soldiers kill, ransack, burn BOLIADI, East Pakistan platoon of the Pakis- tani army smashed into the Hindu section of this water- logged village before dawn Sunday, shooting men, ran- sacking homes and burning the market. Twenty minutes after 24 West Pakistani soldiers and another dozen men in the uniform of the Frontier Corps from the Northwest more than miles west of here, left the Village, the commander, who identified himself as Major Omar, told a newsman the troops had been on a "routine patrol." The major, who said: "I should not have told you my wore a blue beret and was barefoot. His men carried automatic rifles and umbrellas to stay dry in the monsoon rain. An inspection showed they left behind them three dead men and a desolated village still burning so fiercely the heat drove witnesses away and buckled iron sheets. A few old women and chil- dren mourned the dead or wailed in Bengali: "They have taken everything." The rest of the village, which Butte weather Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Cool. Outlook today: 60and 38. Weather Map Page 8. local Moslem residents said once housed 100 families, had fled into the jute fields or across the creeks. The body of a whitehaired man was stretched across the mat in the ground floor store of a two-story corrugated iron shack. A bullet had gone through his back. Villagers said that besides the three visible bodies, anoth- er five or six were killed in the five-hour attack. carrying "some confidential messages" from President Nixon to the world leaders he will meet in 10 Asian, African and European nations. The vice president said the messages from Nixon are not "of great moment" but are part of a continuing U.S. effort to keep in diplomatic touch with the world leaders. Agnew spent Saturday night at the home of comedian Bob Hope in the desert resort of Palm Springs. He left this Ma- rine base at a.m. PDT Sunday aboard Air Force Two, a blue-and-white Boeing 707 jet. Agnew planned a refueling stop in Hawaii before flying on to the western Pacific island of Guam and an overnight stay before going on to Korea Tues- day. Agnew said the talks in Korea, where he will attend the inauguration of President Chung Hee Park, will be "quite extensive" and said in response to a question, "it is legitimate to expect" that the subject of possible South Korean troop withdrawals from Vietnam will come up. Couples find richer life HEBER, Utah nine days, Bob and Nancy French lived on a remote Utah mountaintop. They slept in a lean-to they built by hand, ate leaves and roots and analyzed their marriage. They were equipped only with a knife, sleeping bag, change of clothing and a tin can to cook in and eat from. The purpose? To strengthen their marriage with the aid of a wilderness course taught by Dr. G. Hugh Allred, instructor in marriage and family counseling at Brigham Young University. Four other couples took the course. None had met before. Their children, if any, stayed home. 'We took this class away from our complex society to force the couples to Allred said. The Frenches, who have been married three years, said the nine days of roughing it brought them closer together than ever before. Bob French described the course as "one of the few times in our marriage where Nancy and I were able to share a feeling of accomplishment." Nancy French, a petite girl expecting her second child in seven months, said the roleplaying experiences "made Bob and I realize that we never go to the root of our problems in our arguments.' "Habit and routine are great Allred says, "eliminating the need for a husband and wife to talk to each other. Personal relationships, particularly in marriage, have become automated and mechanical. "The wife can lose herself through her children or TV, the husband through his work or community in- terests. And when their children are grown, they find they're strangers. "In order to survive on this mountain, however, these couples have had to communicate and cooperate." Crash kills 24 EUREKA, Calif. (AP) A twin-engined plane with 25 persons aboard crashed into the sea Sunday af- ternoon off Shelter Cove 50 miles south of here on the southern coast of Humboldt County, the Coast Guard reported. The DCS struck a building at the end of the Shelter Cove Co. airstrip on takeoff, then plummetted into the ocean where it remained afloat 20 minutes before sinking, the Coast Guard said. One survivor and four bodies were recovered from the craft initially, as sheriff's deputies, Coast Guard and highway patrolmen converged on the wreckage. if the 13 per cent, mostly welfare mothers, could be made available for work by training and provision of child day care, the opponents ask, where would they find jobs? They cited a nagging 6 per cent national unemployment rate with much higher figures for blacks and for central cities where the welfare population is concentrated. The bill itself recognizes this argument indirectly by provid- ing for public-service jobs. According to the theory of the legislation, states and local governments, helped by federal financing, could hire that many persons to do needed work now going undone, without displacing any regular employes. The public-jobs concept has found favor with the Democratic-controlled Con- gress, but has led to clashes with President Nixon's administration. Nixon vetoed a public-jobs bill last year. Now a new one for such employment opportunities, in addition to those for welfare recipients, has been passed by both houses and is expected to go to the President this week. Republi- cans indicate Nixon probably will sign this one. Still another job-creating bill is on Nixon's desk, with its fate uncertain. It is a measure to Today's caper accelerate public works, open- ing up an estimated to jobs in the construction industries. The administration has pre- ferred to seek the cooperation of private business in creating employment opportunities, working with the National Al- liance of Businessmen, which seeks openings among firms. NAB has agreed to try to find employmentf or at least Vietnam-era veterans in the next year. Its earlier three- year goal of placing and retaining hard-core unemployed was not met, but the volunteer organization reported it had been in- strumental in the hiring of persons, of whom still are on the job. Happiness is 'Top Secret' We can't keep meeting this way, Roger! WASHINGTON Stamping papers secret has become such a way of life in the Pentagon, says a just-retired specialist, that a chief of staff's memo once against stamping so many papers "Top Secret" was stamped "Top Secret" itself. William G. Florence, a depu- ty assistant in charge of clas- sifying Air Force weapons pro- gram information until last month, says hundreds of thou- sands of people through the Pentagon wield the secrecy stamp. He estimates the Pentagon spends million a year guarding some 20 million clas- sified per cent of which he says don't warrant even the lowest "Confidential" stamp. Florence was deputy assis- tant for security and trade af- fairs in the Air Force weapons systems and research branch for four years before he retired March 31. He had had Air Force security duties including writing the service's basic se- curity-handling regulation since 1945. Florence, testifying last week at House government information subcommittee hearings on security classification, gave a host of examples of what he called a pervasive belief in the Pen- tagon that information is "born the Pentagon was embarrassed by public dis- closure that someone in the Navy had stamped a packet of newspaper articles a special directive had to be is- sued that stories in public newspapers could not be stamped classified. "Secret" stamp re- mains on the fact that the Air Force 949 satellite system can detect missile launchings and determine their trajectory, even though an assistant Air Force secretary told a House committee that two years ago and a number of newspaper stories have been written about it. effort by Dr. John S. Foster Jr., director of defense research, to get weapons re- search and development infor- mation automatically declassi- fied after two years unless ex- tension can be justified was "beaten down by objections from the pro-classification people." The present system inspires Pentagon employes to classify papers for then- own safety, Florence said. "To my knowledge, no one in the Department of Defense was ever disciplined for classifying he said. "But I have seen how rough a person can be treated for leaving classification markings off of information which he knows to be officially unclassified if someone up the line thinks that a classification should have been applied." The Pentagon papers LfiJ was 'reluctant. honest concerned1 NEW YORK (AP) Former Undersecretary of State George W. Ball, discussing the Pentagon study on Vietnam, said that the Johnson ad- ministration never "deliberately deceived" the American public on Vietnam and moved reluctantly to com- mit more U.S. troops there. "What Johnson said was en- tirely said Ball, referring to former President Lyndon B. Johnson's position in the 1964 presidential cam- paign against a larger U.S. in- volvement in Vietnam. but anyone who didn't Butte readies for Fourth, flags, fun Activities for Butte's In- dependence Days celebration have been firmed; The program: Friday afternoon: Sports program and other activities for children at Clark Park. Friday night: Broadway between Main and Wyoming will be closed to traffic for three events. At 7 there will be a street concert by the Butte Munidipal Band. Between 8 and 9 the Copper Kings and Queens, a square dance organization, will perform in the area. From 9 on there will be street dancing for all to music by theSpiritual Suns and the Bridgestone Wheats, two volunteer musical groups. SATURDAY: At noon a 12- piece hand aboard a flat-bed truck will play throughout Bie uptown business district and in the South Side business area. The band is being provided through courtesy of the Butte Musicians Union. Monday: Butte's traditional parade in observance of In- dependence Day will be staged. The theme this year is "Honor America." The parade will form on Granite between Montana and Wyoming, starting at The procession will get under way at 10. There has been a slight change in the parade route incidental to its disbandment. It had been originally planned the parade would end in the Clark Park area. It will now continue on Harrison to Massachusetts, or in the vicinity of the Safeway Store in that district. THE ROUTE: West on Granite to Montana, south to Park, east on Park to Arizona, south to Utah, continuing south to Front, east on Front to Harrison and south to Massachusetts. Vern Griffith, associated with the parade for many years, will be marshal. His chief aid will be Bill Daley. Ben F. Bentley, another oldtimer of the parade circuit, will be honorary marshal. The parade promises to be one of Butte's finest. To date 18 floats have been entered along with numerous other-type entries. Music groups already en- tered to set the march tempo include the Butte Municipal and Butte High School Bands, a group of bagpipe enthusiasts from the Ennis-Sheridan area and the drum corps from Anaconda Elks and the Butte Eagles. MAYOR MIKE MICONE president of Butte Celebrations, issued an appeal for persons having convertibles to contact Pat Kenney of the First Metals Bank and Trust Co., chairman of that parade committee. There is a need for several convertibles to convey procession officials and visiting dignitaries. The mayor also asked that all parade entries be filed not later than Wednesday. Entry blanks are available at the mayor's office in city hall and at the Chamber of Commerce. Blanks for mounted entries are available, both at the mayor's office and at the Downey Drug. Mayor Micone also said that, although contributors have been generous in giving to help defray expenses of the festivities, there is a need for additional funds. He asked all who can to make contributions through his office, city hall. plan for all contingencies would have been he said. "He was very reluctant to accept a proposal to go for- ward, but did so because the situation m Vietnam was deteriorating." Ball spoke on CBS-TV's "Face The He said the "lifeless" prose of the secret Pentagon study on Vietnam published in the New York Times and elsewhere had "distorted" Johnson's deep concern for moral con- siderations in Vietnam. "President Johnson was des- perately concerned about wid- ening the war in he said. The Times and Washington Post, in a landmark case of the government's right to maintain state secrets versus freedom of the press, awaited a ruling in U.S. Supreme Court on govern- ment motions to halt further publication on the Pentagon study. The court, after a hearing on Saturday, recessed until Monday and gave no in- dication when it would rule in the case.   

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