Nevada Evening Gazette, February 22, 1973

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February 22, 1973

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Nevada Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1973, Reno, Nevada RENO EVENING GAZETTE NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR, No. 284 Airline shooting RENO, NEVADA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1973 PHONE (702) 323-3161 15 CENTS Israel denounced around the world By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Angry denunciations of Israel echoed around the world today for the shooting down of a Lib- yan passenger jet at a cost of more than 100 lives. President Nixon added his voice in- directly to the chorus of re- buke. Israel claimed its fighters fired on the Libyan Airways 727 over occupied Sinai Wednesday only after the jet's French pilot disobeyed orders to land. But in Cairo, the plane's destination, Deputy Prime .Minister Abdul Nixon: Reform taxes WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon disclosed today that he will recommend a tax reform bill to Congress as well as measures to alleviate the tax burden on older Americans. In his State of the Union mes- sage to Congress on the econo- my, Nixon dispelled doubts that he would present tax reform legislation of his own, saying only that it would build on fur- ther reforms of 1969 and 1971. It was the only reference to tax reform legislation in the message, and the adminis- tration gave no details. The House Ways and Means Com- mittee is holding hearings on reform legislation to close so- called loopholes in the income tax code. UNEMPLOYMENT The President also said he will submit bills to improve the nation's unemployment com- pensation program, minimum wage laws, the private pension system, and "the manner in which we deal with our trans- portation systems." On property tax relief, Nixon covered the subject in a one sentence statement, saying the recommendations would be de- signed to alleviate "the crush- ing burdens which property taxes now create for older Americans." He repeated his appeal to Congress to impose a rigid spending ceiling of billion in fiscal 1974, saying: "The stakes are high. "If we do not restrain spend- ing and if my recommended cuts are reversed, it would take a 15 per cent increase in in- come taxes to pay for the addi- tional expenditures." It was the first tune that Nix- on has used that figure in refer- ring to the spending ceiling. Airplane baby arrest made 'YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio A 22-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder of her newborn baby, who was abandoned in the com- mode of a toilet on a United Air Lines jet, the FBI reported to- day. The charge was filed against Betty Jean Anderson of Gary- ville, La., a senior at Southern- University .in Baton Rouge, the FBI here said. She was taken before a U.S. magistrate and released on personal bond. Khader Hatem said, Egypt had no evidence that the pilot ever was in radio contact with the Israeli fighters. The Egyptians produced a tape recording of the pilot's last conversation. Israel's air force boss said his jet fighters had not meant to shoot down the airliner but only tried to make it land. Maj. Gen. Mordechai Hod said the plane was flying over "the WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER Arkansas Rockefeller dies at (0 PALM SPRINGS, Calif, Winthrop Rockefeller, for- mer Arkansas governor and one of six children of multimil- lionaire John D. Rockefeller Jr., died today of cancer at Desert Hospital, a family spokesman said. He was 60. was admitted to the hospital a week ago with a chest ailment, but doctors bad refused to discuss details of the illness. They had said only that it may have been related to a malignant cyst that was re- moved from his back last year. After the cyst was removed in Arkansas, Rockefeller under- went exploratory surgery and treatment in New York. Rockefeller, 60, wrested' the governorship of Arkansas from 90 years of Democratic party control and ignited one of the most far-reaching reform movements in Arkansas his- tory. Victor in two bitter cam- paigns for two-year gubernato- rial terms, he was rejected by voters in 1970 when he violated a pledge not to seek a third term. Rockefeller was, even to those who closely advised him, a puzzle and a bit of a maver- ick. The only one of six Rockefel- ler children to fail to complete college, he rough-necked three years in the Texas oilfields and enlisted as a private in the Army in World War II. While his brothers remained in New York, the state of his birth, Rockefeller set down roots in one of the most rural areas of a basically rural state, and said that since he had picked Arkansas rather than settling for the happenstance of birth it proved he loved her more. Rockefeller was 40 when he came to Arkansas in 1953. He first married Mrs. Barbara "Bobo" Paul Sears, daughter of a Lithuanian coal miner, at midnight on Valentine's Day 1948 after a "Cinderella ro- mance" that went on the rocks five years later. most sensitive military area in Israel." The passenger jet was over Israeli military installations "along the eastern side of the Suez Canal, occupied since the 1967 war. The last words on the tape, in English and supposedly from the pilot, were these: "I guess we have some serious trouble with both our heading and our compass" and then, a few seconds later, "We are shot by a fighter! We are shot by fighter A surviving steward said two rockets were fired. DEATH TOLL The death toll apparently stood at 105. Libyan officials said 112 persons were on the jet. Israel reported nine survi- vors had been pulled from the wreckage but that two of those, both women, died during the night.' -Elsewhere, especially in the West, dismayed leaders de- plored what they regarded as a severe blow to hopes for settle- ment efforts in the Middle East. President Nixon sent mes- sages of condolence to Libya and Egypt a pointed rebuke to the Israeh's. But a Lebanese newspaper accused the Presi- dent of hypocrisy, likening him to "a murderer who attends the funeral of his victims." The Israeli military com- mand said 90 bodies had been recovered. The search for the rest was hampered by a sand- storm during the night. The Libyan airline said five of the crew.were French, two of .the passengers were German -and the others aboard- "were Libyans, Egyptians, Jorda- nians, Lebanese Palestinians and Sudanese. Two Frenchmen were among the survivors, the first officer and a steward. The nonaligned group of countries at the United Nations in New York expressed "solid- arity with the countries .which have been the victims of the Is- raeli aggression" and called upon "the international commu- nity to put an end to the policy of Israel." Laos reports heavy attacks despite peace VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao troops captured two towns in southern Laos today after the cease-fire began at noon and made heavy attacks on government positions south of the Plain of Jars, informed sources reported. "There have been massive said one source. Laotian military sources gave guarded confirmation of the cease-fire violations and the size of the attacks. Reports from the south said government troops were in full retreat toward the Mekong Riv- er from the town of Paksong. The reports said they evac- uated the town at p.m., 15 minutes after the cease-fire, in the face of heavy shelling and ground attacks by units of the North Vietnamese 8th Regi- ment. Paksong, which has been cap- tured and lost twice in recent weeks, is 30 mile's east of Pakse, an important Mekong River town and the headquar- ters of the rightist political fac- tion. Sensational London reaction to plane downing London newspapers used big, black headlines Wednesday airliner over the Sinai Peninsula not far from the Suez in announcing that Israeli warplanes had downed a Libyan Canal. (UPI Photo) The Gazette interviews visiting acupuncturist Story on page 15 Irrigation district Truckee water allocation sliced China, U.S. to establish official ties An annual Truckee River wa- ter allocation limit of acre feet to the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (TCID) has been set by U.S. District Court Judge Gerhard Gesell. The judge, k concluding a lengthy Washington, D.C., trial also approved an'interim allo- cation of acre feet for the TCID this year ending Oct. 31. The new, lower allocation will be effective Nov. 1. The judge's decision parallels request from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Tribe. A acre-foot limitation had been re- quested to stabilize the desert lake. INDIAN ARGUMENT Indians have argued upstream diversions of the river water threaten the lake's existence. The court's decision is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Su- preme Court by a group of agen- cies headed by the Bureau of Reclamation. The bureau con- trols Truckee River water deliv- eries to the district. State Water Engineer Roland Westergard and TCID District Manager Jim Wood have de- clined comment on the court decision. Both say they will not comment until they see the full decision. Last year the TCID's alloca- tion was acre feet. "VERY HAPPY" A Washington attorney repre- senting the tribe, said he was "very happy" with the decision, but hopes the Supreme Court Chuckle This sign displayed in a bank would have amazed our grandfathers: "Remem- ber, part of what you earn belongs to you." will provide a firmer solution to the problem. He pointed out the decision dealt only with limiting up- stream diversions and not with whether Indian water rights are paramount along the Truckee. Gesell also directed the Bu- reau of Reclamation and the TCID to institute water saving measures. The district may re- (Turn to page 2, col. 3) Kissinger: Aid to Hanoi not ransom WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- idential advisory Henry Kissin- ger said today reconstruction aid to North Vietnam "is not a kind of ransom we are paying to maintain the peace" but rather is a "long-term invest- ment" toward peace in Indo- china. Reporting on his four days of talks in Hanoi, Kissinger said the major focus was on estab- lishing more normal relations and not on the postwar econom- ic aid. The goal, he told a White House briefing, is to enable the leaders of North Vietnam to work together with other coun- tries "in a more constructive relationship" and to provide in- centives for peaceful evolution. Saying the reconstruction aid should be viewed "not in terms of a Kissinger ob- viously was directing his re- marks to the growing con- troversy in Congress over post- war assistance. WASHINGTON (AP) The tJnited- States-and Oiina "an- nounced today they will estab- lish official governmental liai- son offices in Washington and Peking to speed up normaliza- tion of relations between the two countries. The development was an- nounced in a joint communique issued in Washington and Pe- king- Presidential aide Henry A. Kissinger said the offices will serve as the principal contact points on the expansion of trade "as well as all other matters except the strictly formal diplo- matic aspects" of ties between the countries. FULL PRIVILEGES Kissinger said the liaison of- fices will have full diplomatic privileges but will in no way imply establishment of formal diplomatic relations. Kissinger, who returned Tuesday from four days of ex- tensive talks in Peking with Communist party Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Premier Chou En-lai, also disclosed that: AIRMEN FREED American airmen held prisoner by China since being shot down over Chinese territo- ry will be released in the next few weeks. They are Air Force Maj. Philip E. Smith, a prison- er since Sept. 20, 1965, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert J. Flynn, held since Aug. 21, 1967. life sentence of John Thomas Downey, a Central In- telligence Agency employe held since, the Korean War, will be reviewed in the last half of the year. Kissinger said he had been told Downey's sentence could be shortened for good be- havior and that he was in- formed Downey's conduct as a prisoner had been exemplary. United States has no immediate plans to withdraw its remaining military forces from the Chinese Nationalist island of Taiwan but the sub- ject will be reviewed period- ically, with decisions based principally on Washington's as- "sessmenfof' tfie'danger of war in the area. -Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Chinese Foreign Minister Chi Peng-fei will begin discussions in Paris next week on settlement of priyale Ameri- can claims against China, total- ling some million, and some million'of blocked Chinese assets in the United States. The aim will be to re- solve the issues quickly through negotiations. The agreement to establish liaison offices in each 'other's capitals apparently was the most significant development to come out of Kissinger's Peking talks. He said the two govern- ments felt the existing formal channel for contact through their Paris embassies in- adequate." While the heads of the two of- fices will not hold formal diplo- matic titles, Kissinger said they will enjoy Ml diplomatic privi- leges, including the right to communicate with their home governments by code. index Morning-after birth control pill to be cleared for rape WASHINGTON (AP) Tot Food and Drug Administration it plans to approve the drug DBS for emergency use as a morning-after birth-control pill, Emergencies would include rape or incest. FDA Commissioner Charles C. Edwards made the an- nouncement Wednesday during the first day of extensive hear- ings before Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's health subcommittee into human medical ex- perimentation. The hearings are to continue today. Edwards told the panel that fresh evidence presented by a scientific advisory panel in- dicates DES is safe for the user and effective when taken on a one-time, small-dose basis. But he warned that the possi- yet that DES may cause cancer in an unborn human fetus if mis- takenly administered to preg- nant women. In such cases, Edwards said, an FDA scientific advisory committee recommends "an early abortion induced by con- ventional, means." DES is the abbreviation for diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogen which has been avail- able for 30 years for the treat- ment of certain gynecological symptoms. 2 Sections 30 Pages SECTION ONE Business news 6-7 Editorials 4 Family living 10-12 Sylvia Porter ......'.......'14 The doctor 9 SECTION TWO Amusements 23 Ann Landers 22 Classified ads 24-29 Comics 22 Crossword puzzle ...........-27 Deaths 21 Earl Wilson.................22 Local, regional news 15 Markets 21 Public notices 24 Sports 16-20 Television log 22 The weather 21 Win at bridge 22 RENO EVENING GAZETTE A Speidel Newspaper, mtfflbw Associated Press. Second Clats Pottage paid it Reno, Nevada. Published Jjvsjw Reno Newspapers, Inc. 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