Columbus Telegram, June 11, 1970

Columbus Telegram

June 11, 1970

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Columbus Telegram, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1970, Columbus, Nebraska cannot kept by (orct. It cm only achieved by understanding." Einstein TELEGRAM WEATHER OUTLOOK Mostly cloudy through Friday with showers and Ihunder- storms tonight and Friday. Chance of locally huavy show- ers tonight. Lows in the lower Ms. Highs Friday upper 70s lo lower 80s. NUMBER 137 NINETY-FIRST YEAR UPI Leased Wire COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE. II, 1970 24 Pages Today Evening [fxcept single copy PLAYTIME While Job's Daughters members and guardians registered and rehearsed for forthcoming activities little Raymond Kiggins of Papillion made good use of the novelty stand. Trying to get the four-year-old's toy pooch moving are Mrs. Lee Blafchford of Columbus and Mrs. Dan Campbell of Omaha, past grand guardian. More than 400 Job's Daughters members from across Nebraska registered Wednesday during the opening of the four-day convention- The formal opening p.m. tonight is open to the public. Friday night's ceremonies are restricted to Job's members and associates. (Telegram Photo) Alien states reasons.for being desegregation WASHINGTON (UPI) -Dr.-James E. Allen Jr. said today lie believes lie was lircd as U.S. education commissioner because his views on Cambodia and school desegregation were "nol in line with the.thinking of the White House." The While House said the reason Allen got the ax Wednesday was that President Nixon was "generally disappointed" with his performance in running the Office of Education. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the ouster, announced suddenly on Wednesday, had no connection with Allen's public opposition lo Nixon's action, sending American troops Cambodia. Allen outlined his views at a news conference at the same time Ziegler gave the White House position on the situation at a regular mid-day meeting with reporters. Said Allen ot his dismissal: "The reasons probably were that my positions on some matters very crudal to society, such as desegregation and tlie statement 1 made about Cambodia, were probably things not in line with the thinking ot the White House. "And those were foremost among the reasons in asking for my resignation." Ziegler told newsmen: "I think the President lias been generally disappointed in the. progress the Office of Education has made in the past 18 months. We want to move ahead in this area. There are decisions to be made in the whole area of various programs." Ziegler said he did riot know if the President had personally told Allen.of his dissatisfaction but he made it clear that Nixon's point of-view had been communicated by While House advisers. At his meeting with reporters in a conference room al the education office headquarters, Allen criticized what he termed a lack of commitment by the Nixon administration to eliminate school segregation. "The difference between me and the administration is that they are concerned with meeting the minimum requirements of the Civil Rights Act and I am interested in a. commitment. .to move rapidly toward eliminating segregated schools, no matter what the he said. Senate Democratic Loader Mike Mansfield said Allen gave the administration no choice but to oust liim. "Whatever the reasons, I think the commissioner has been sorl of leading up to Mansfield said. "He left the administration no choice. He's been at odds with the administration." The end of Allen's leadership of the Office of Educaliun came abruptly late Wednesday. In a three-sentence statement, outgoing HEW Secretary Robert H. Finch said he had "asked for and received" Allen's resignation effective immediately. Nixon move fails in key Senate vote Body of drowning victim recovered at Lake North More than' three days of intensive search eperafions climaxed early this., morning when the body of a 25-year-old David City lo have drowned Sunday, floated to the top of Lake North about four and a half miles north of the city. The victim was identified as Kenneth E. Stava, a David City resident and employe of a Columbus manufacturing firm. He had been missing in the lake since a boating accident shortly afler 6 p.m. Sunday. Slava was taken to Knott Funeral Home in David Cily and will be buried at 5 p.m. this afternoon in St. Mary Cemetery in that city. Rev. John Rasmussen will officiate at the graveside services which include a rosary. A funeral mass is slated for a.m. Friday from St. Mary Church. County Attorney Robert Snell said an on-shore observer spotted Stava's body about a.m. in the northeast quadrant of the lake. The sighting was apparently very near where rescue workers had suspected the mishap had occurred. County Sheriff John Evans was credited with sighting (he body and he signaled a boat operated by John Smith of rural Richland to bring the body ashore. The sheriff placed its location about feet straight south of a dock facility on the lake's north shore, Details of the boating accident are not completely clear but Snell fold reporters Wednesday that Stava was piloting a boat occupied by him and a companion, 24-year-old Alfred Kufa Jr. of Columbus. Kula had been standing in the rear of the boat, according lo Snell's report, and had fallen overboard as a result of 'a sudden turn. Slava is said to have jumped in the lake after him and the pair treaded water. Stava went down once and Kuta' saved him, then the David Cilian went down again. Kula told officials the next thing he remembers is being dragged into a boat by two Shelby men, Dale Schmid and his son, Gary. The survivor was taken to Behlen Memorial Hospital, apparently suffering from shock and was released Tuesday. The victim's father, a David City area farmer, was taken to St. Mary Hospital Sunday also after collapsing when hearing of the incident. He has also been released. Search operations were begun immediately under tfie direction of counly officials and continued through Thursday morning. Snell said dragging operations had ceased about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and had not resumed this morning when (he body was found. But the lake was patrolled throughout Ihe night by cars and boats. At one lime in the search, Slate Game Commission dragging equipment, divers and even an airplane were involved in the operations. Loup Engineer Accident Report Wednesday Total this year...............373 Total last Injuries 40 Royal S. Clark ordered the lake to be partially drained late Sunday and its-water level was taken down about .10 Feet. This morning, Snell thanked everyone involved in the operation, which included volunteer I a w enforcement officials, firemen and Civil Defense workers. He also said the lake could be at the discretion of Loup Power District officials. Loup officials said the 200-acre lake will be tilted to its usual level as soon as possible, depending on equipment and personnel being shifted from other work, but did not set a reopening dale. The Slava incident is the first drowning in Lake North, which has been in use as a recreation area since 1962. Stava, who resided at 880 M. Street in David City, was born Oct. 22, 1944 lo Emil and Margaret Reha Stava. He was a graduate ot David City Aquinas High'School and served with the National Guard. He and his wife, the former Darla Jean Wiegardl, were married in February 1967 al St. Pclei- Church in Bellwood, and Stava was a member of St. Mary Church and the Parish Council of Catholic Men. Survivors include his widow; parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Stava; and a sister, Carol. The incident 'is' being investigated by state officials including State- Conservation Officer Lyman Wilkinson. That official said Tues'day there had been "nothing wrong in Ihe operation of the boat" and he ruled -oat alcohol as a factor in the mishap. Jet sale to Israel will be announced next week WASHINGTON! (UPI) -The United Stales is preparing lo announce some lime nexl week agreement on the sale of a limited number of jet warplanes to Israel, while making a top-level, behind-the-scenes bid to Egypt tp begin peace talks. While declining to disclose Ihc number of jets involved, administration officials indicated it would be a small fraction of the 125 Phantoms and Skyhawks Israel wanls to buy on easy credit terms. President Nixon and Ihe State Department have informed Arab leardcrs great "rcslrainl" will be exercised regarding Ihe number of planes, al least for the time'being, while an effort is made lo persuade Egyptian President 'Gamal Abdel Nasser to open indirect negotiations with Ihc neighboring stale. The U.S. decision to make a direct approach lo Egypl, probably in a letter from Nixon lo Nasser, will be one of Ihe new "initiatives" Secrelary of State William P. Rogers has promised will be taken by the United States in the Middle East. Officials acknowledged this would- "mean bypassing (he Soviet-American negotiations as well as the Big Four talks al Ihe United Nations. They said the aim would be Ihe same: To get Israeli-Egyptian agreement on a formula for negotiations under the auspices of U.N. Mediator WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Senate rejected today adminis- tration-backed legislation to permit President Nixon tp order renewed Cambodia mili- tary actions if lie found il necessary lo protecl American troops in South Vietnam. 'Hie vote was 52 to 47. Clinging to a small majority, (he Senate's anliwar bloc scored a key victory in Ihe month-long debate over Nixon's Cambodian policy. Defeated was an amendment by Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., which would have granted an exemption from the proposed Cooper Church amendment aimed at cutting off funds for retaining U.S. forces in Cambo- dia after July 1. Byrd's proviso would have permitted a new incursion inlo Cambodia afler U.S. Iroops are withdrawn if Nixon deemed it necessary lo protect U.S. forces in South Vietnam or being withdrawn from there. Defeat of the Byrd amend- ment, however, did not bring the Senate closer to x a showdown vote on the Cooper- Church amendment. Numerous other modifications were pending. Byrd called on bis colleagues "to stand by our men in Vietnam." He protested against putting "handcuffs" on Ihe President and preventing him from carrying out his Constitution duties as commander in chief. Byrd urged the Senate not to limit Nixon's authority t o return temporarily lo Cambodia "for Ihe protection of Ihc lives of our fighting men in Vietnam." Bui Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield told the Senate Ibal Iho President has "unilateral powers" lo protect American citizens, including servicemen, "anywhere in the world." On this basis, lie said, Die Byrd amendment was nol needed. Mansfield added that the President does not have uni- lateral power lo launch a "continental input of money and men" inlo one counlry. He said the Byrd amendment would give Nixon "aulliorizalion in advance" for a "broad and indefinite undertaking" without any check by Congress. "The rights, prerogatives of the Congress are at stake." Mansfield asserted. The Byrd amendment was specifically endorsed by Nixon. Nixon said the prohibition would lie his hands in conducting Ihc war. "Can't permit war to reach Thailand" BANGKOK, Thailand Foreign Minister Tiianal Ktio- nian said today Thailand could not permit the war in neighboring Cambodia lo reach Thailand. "We are not eager lo he dragged into the conflict, but we cannot sit idly by anil permil the Communist invasion of Cambodia to spill over into Thanal said in an interview with UPI. That is why, Thanal ex- plained, his nation was already training volunteers of Cambo- dian descent to fight with Cambodian forces. Thanal was asked if this new policy could later escalate into a full-scale Thai military expedilion into Cambodia lo Kennedy files for re-election, out of presidential race BOSTON Senate Majority Whip Edward M. Kennedy, fulfilling a promise made last su.mmer after Mary Nixon calls for action on his crime legislation WASHINGTON (UPI) President N'ixon told Congress loday lo "get off dead center" on his crime legislative package and said the lawmakers may face retaliation'from the voters in November if new anticrime laws are not passed. "The major failure of this congress has been ils failure lo ad on any of these Nixon said. "Partisanship is no excuse." As Ihe President was calling for action on Capitol Hill, vice President Spiro T. Agnew said 'in a speech on crime that criminal elements, whether Mafia leaders or dishonest repairmen, "must be fought with every weapon available and consistent with our Nixon, speaking informally to a group of U.S. attorneys visiting Jo. Kopeclme died in his car, the While House, said Congress should "get off fhc'dea'd "announced today he would seek which it-has been operating, get these hills oul of committee and get these laws passed." There are 13 measures before Congress, ranging from drug control lo pornography lo control of explosives, he said. "I understand partisan politics, I understand dragging feet on some Nixon said. "That's the way the game is played. But crime is not a partisan issue." Nixon said he has been receiving lellers from around the counlry demanding action on crime legislation. He said crime is a lop issue in public opinion polls taken around the country. "Failure of Congress to act will be something for the people lo he said. Nixon said Ihe rate of increase of crime has declined recently and gave credit to Attorney General John N. Mitchell, who stood at his 'side during the meeting in the While House Rose garden, But he said law enforcement authorities need more effective tools, and that they would be provided wilh passage of the administration's anti-crime program. Nixon also called for "evenhanded enforcement" of laws already on the books as a step toward re-eslablishing public confidence in Hie law. "When a law is nol enforced, that creates a disrespect for law, he said. "But when a law is unfairly enforced il also creates disrespect for law." Nixon's audience was a delegation from (he annual conference of ------WMJ lw federal attorneys, being held at the Statler Hilton Hotel, where the White House and before the 'V'.f Agrew in a prepared speech said that "Criminal elements" are special election. Blooclmobile will be truly the enemies of our counlry." He listed them as organized criminals such as Ihe Mafia chieftain and his henchmen, labor racketeers, drug pushers and smut _ peddlers; street criminals such as rapisls, robbers and burglars, NOtlCC LOUntV and "white collar criminals" which he said included lax cheats, embezzlers, dishonest repairmen and dishonest businessmen. freCJSUrer dtfiS "Like all who would threaten the life and health of this nation." .Agnew said, "they must be fought with every weapon available and consistent with our Constitution." il is dishonorable, the dishonor is more !o Hie Americans than to Thailand." Thanal said "the facts are" that former President Lyndon B. Johnson strongly urged Thailand to send troops to Vietnam. "We said we the foreign minister said. "We said we didn't have the means." Thanat said Ihc Thai govern- ment lold the Johnson adminis- tration it was heavily engaged in building the economy and fighting Communist insurgency within Thai borders and was not financially able to send troops to Vietnam. Rut, Thanal conlinucd, the Johnson administration was insistent that Thailand commit help route the rampaging North troops on the grounds "This is Vietnamese and Viet Cong an Asian affair." troops. re-election lo a full six-year term, ruling himself oul of Ihe 1972 presidential campaign. The 38-year-old Democrat, one of Ihe most frequent and outspoken of anliwar crilics, made the announcement in his Boston apartment overlooking the Charles River. Kennedy's1 opponent will he former Republican Stale Com- mittee Chairman Josiah Spauld- ing. Kennedy first was elected lo the Senate in 1962 in a special election tp fill the unexpired term of his brother John when he was elected President. Benjamin Smith, former room- male of John F. Kennedy when they were at Harvard, had filled Ihe Senate seat by appointment after the older Kennedy had been elected to "We want lo keep the other side he said careful- ly. "We haven't come to the bridge yet. When we come lo il we may cross il." For his part, Thanat is sharply critical of American antiwar lawmakers who believe their positions were streng- thened by the disclosure .last weekend that the United Stales paid million to Thailand during the past four years to support the Thai force in South Vietnam. Thanal said the controversy in the U.S. Senate was the sort of domestic political fight "you Americans seem lo enjoy." "The giving of military support lo oilier nations lias been an American practice (or a long he said. "There is nothing dishonorable about it. If So, Thanat said, Thailand agreed to accept military aid and logistical support in return for sending Iroops [o Vietnam Bloodmobile to visit Columbus Mrs. W. M. Ferguson, Plalle County Red Cross blood program chairman, announced Red Cross here June Gunnar Jarring of Sweden. Officials contended they still were uncerlain whether the announcement on warplanes to Israel would mention any specific' number, but they doubled it. They said it would be more likely pegged to replacing Israeli losses and making up for a certain percenlage of gradual obsolescence. Nixon, when he met late last week with Foreign Minister Ahmed Laraki of Morocco, gave Laraki a message lo King Hussein of Jordan, which according to officials here, promised the Israeli plane deal would involve very few aircraft al this lime. Laraki had brought an appeal from Hussein for refusal of any planes to Israel. The ambassadors of-Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, who called on Undersecretary of State Elliott Richardson Friday to argue against planes for Israel, were given similar assurances Ihe United States would act with restraint. The Israeli government is dismayed over evidence Ihe United States is going to parcel out warplanes a few at a time. They wanted announcement of an agreement to sell a large number of planes, arguing that this was necessary as a "psychological blow" lo persuade Ihe Soviets against increasing Ihcir already considerable military involvement in Egypt's defense. Russia to hike military aid to North Vietnam MOSCOW Soviet Union announced loday it will increase its military aid to North Vielnam in response to expanded U.S. military involvement in Indochina. An official statement said the Kremlin agreed to build up Hanoi's defense capacity under an agreement signed in Moscow today between the Soviet Union and North Vietnam. Details of the accord were not diseased. "The Soviet Union is giving additional assistance lo Vielnam al a time when American imperialists are intensifying' the aggressive war in Soulh Vielnam, when they are bombing some areas of the democratic Republic of Vietnam, carrying out military escalation in Laos and waging an aggressive war in the statement distributed by Ihe official Tassnews agency said. Today's agreement was reached in talks between a North Vietnamese delegation led by Ngiem Da Duk and a delegation of Russian specialists including Ivan Arkhipov, first deputy chairman of the USSR Economic Relations Committee, and Deputy Foreign Trade: Minister Ivan Grishin. It provides for deliveries this year of additional Soviet industrial equipment and "materials necessary for the national economy of the democratic republic of (Norlh) Vietnam and further its defense capacity." The new treaty apparently supplements the existing Soviet-North Vietnamese accord which was signed last year. OMAHA Ncdellia L. Mcssner, 73, Nance County treasurer since 1942, died Wednesday in an Omaha hos- pital. She had been hospitalized at Kullcrlon prior lo being lakcn lo Omaha recently. Mrs. Messner, who served as depuly treasurer 12 years be- fore her election, wori the GOP primary on May 12. The Fuljerton Memorial Chapel was in charge of Ihe funeral arrangements. Quota for each -day is pints, and officials are hoping for a strong public response. Bloodmobile hours at the City Auditorium arc from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23, and from 10 a.m. lo 4 p.m. June 24. It is helpful if prior appointments are made, but all walkins are welcome on either day. Calling commitlee for this visit is composed of Mmcs. Don Carlson, Gale Dierborgcr, Slan Fallick, I. M. Gableman, W. W. Groves, L. R. Hansen, Keith Herringlon, Kennelh N. Johnson, C. V. Jones, Arthur Kummer, William Nelson, John Peck, Don Peterson, Paul Plummer, Clyde Simpson, Don Trippel Tony Zabawa Jr., and Miss Dorothea Recce. Cong kill 75 civilians SAIGON Cong guerrillas throwing grenades mlo bunkers filled with terrified villagers overran a South Vietnamese hamlet today and killed 75 civilians and injured 83 others. In Cambodia, Viet Cong aiid North Vietnamese Iroops loday seized parl of the ancient ruins of Angkok Wat and attacked the Sicm Reap airport, from which Communist forces were driven last weekend. The slaying of the civilians in South Vietnam was at Phu Thanh, a hamlet 1G miles soulh of Da Nang. "The real target was Ihe civilian said Maj Thomas J. Pentacosl of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Nearly every one of the homes in Ihc village of residents had an underground shelter. Bui Ihe attackers lobhcd grenades inlo Ihem ami U.S. officials said 34 persons were killed in one bunker alone. In Cambodia, a military official said il was dotifcilful any attempt would be made lo drive the Cornirmnisls from Ihp Angkor Wat ruins for fear of damaging the shrines. "It classical Viel Cong maneuver of using churches and temples as sanctuaries from which to launch a military spokesman said. Today's Index Women's Nevis Page 3 Editorial .Page 4 Sports Page 8 Comics ..............Page 9 Classified ........Pages 10, 11 South Vietnam opposes unilateral Gi withdrawal Rain remains in forecast it it 1 p.m. W low this morning 82 high Wednesday (0 high year ago 52 low year ago By United Press International Another batch of showers and thunderstorms were predicted for Nebraska lonight and Fri- day. There will be ''frequent per- iods" ot rain and thunderstorms over easl and central Nebraska with heavy rain at times in Die southeast tonight and early Fri- day. The rains will conlinue in the east Friday but will gradually taper off in central Nebraska. Most of the stale had rain during the night with amounls varying considerably. PARIS Vietnam said today any unilateral American and allied Iroop withdrawal from ils territory before the departure of Communist Iroops would jeopardize Ihe country's right (o self-determination. Addressing (he 70th Vielnam peace conference session, Saigon Ambassador Pham Dang Lam said Communist Norlh Vietnamese troops and other "subversive forces" must nol stay on South Vietnamese soil after the allied pulloul. Hanoi's delegate called the talks deadlocked and said the United Slates should rapidly withdraw all ot its Iroops. Rejecting any idea of a coalition cabinet wilh the Hanoi-backed Viet Cong Provisional- Revolutionary government, Lam, Soulh Vietnam's foreign minister and presently chief peace negotiator, said "any formula of coalition would lead to the seizure of power by the Communists." "For the same he said, "the South Vietnamese people are opposed to the presence of Norlh Vietnam's troops and subversive forces on their soil after the departure of allied troops. "To maintain Ihe North Vietnamese Iroops in South Vielnam after a unilateral withdrawal of allied forces would be in facl incompatible wilh the free exercise of the Soulh Vietnamese people's right to self-determinalion." U.S. negotiator Philip C. Ilabib called on the North Vietnamese to indicate their intentions after Hanoi troop withdrawals. "What we seek is some sign of your intentions to remove Norlh Vietnamese from Soulh he said. Habib said Washington long had proposed a pullout of all foreign forces from Soulh Vietnam. He said Ihe United Slates was prepared lo consider any timetable for such a mulual pullout, and that ils offer lo complete such an evacualion wilhin 12 nionlhs also was slill valid. North Viclnamese delegate Nguyen Minh Vy and thq Viet Cong's Nguyen Van who do nol recognize Saigon and ignore its presence al Ihe 15 month-old Paris lalks, demanded again the overthrow of Saigon's regime and its replacement by a coalition that would prepare new general elections. They also insisted the United States must fully withdraw ils armed fo'rccs from Indochina. Vy declared al Ihe start of the session "the only means for President Richard M. Nixon to end Ihc conflict and safeguard the lives of the American youth is to bring the rapidly home." ;