Albuquerque Tribune, March 16, 1973

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March 16, 1973

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Albuquerque Tribune (Newspaper) - March 16, 1973, Albuquerque, New Mexico The Albuquerque Tribune Vol. 54, No. 164 LOCAL FORECAST: Fair and warmer today and tomorrow. __________Albuquerque, N. M., Friday, March 80 Pages in Eight Sections HOME EDITION p.m. Stock Prices PRICE: TEN CENTS 40c WEEKLY Spending pinches Legislature (From Tribune Wires) SANTA FE The crunch was on to- day in the Legislature. With the legislative session heading toward adjournment this weekend, divi- sions widened over spending in the gener- al appropriations bill. Biggest issues were spending for education and the motor vehicle social service departments as the Senate Finance Committee continued closed door sessions on House Bill 300 the general appropriations bill. The committee struggled through about one- third of the bill during the night in a closed door session before breaking up about a.m. today. THE COMMITTEE took no major action on the bill, but Sen. Leo Dow, R-Bernalillo, and Sen. Robert McBride, D-Bernalillo, planned to pro- pose the first major change in the bill today when the committee reconvenes. They plan to request that the committee appro- priate million to school equalization funds. Although the committee took no major action last night, it unanimously approved two additions to the bill. THEY WERE a appropriation to the Albuquerque Alcoholics Treatment Center and an increase in the lieutenant governor's expen- ses. Tempers have traditionally flared in the final hours of the legislative session as nerves become frayed and legislators become frustrated in the final crunch of legislation. Before the Senate Finance Committee is the million House appropriations bill for the operation of government through the 1973-74 fis- cal year, a savings bill putting aside million to protect against loss of federal grants and the "Christmas tree lists" itemizing million in See SPENDING CRUNCH, Page A-8 Troop withdrawal halted SPRING IS HERE! Well, almost. There are just a few days to go for the official start of spring, but Mollissa Frankel, 3, is out doors, sniffing this geranium in Albuquerque's balmy (Sirff Phm by Norm BcrpinU sunshine. With'her is Puddin' Head, who pre- fers the smell of sardines to the fragrance of geraniums. Mollissa is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Berry Frankel, 4329 San Pedro NE. AF studies new smart missile (C) 1973 Washington Star-News Air Force has begun a ma- jor study that could lead to development of a new stra- tegic system in which long- range nuclear missiles would be launched from large airplanes. Existence of the study knownby the nameM-X, for "Missile System X" was revealed in an inter- view with Lt. Gen. Otto J. Glasser, Air Force deputy chief of staff for research and development, published in the current issue of the unofficial but authoritative Air Force Magazine. SOURCES scribed by Edgar Ulsamer, from a base in the United Mid thiB; flying missile- senior editor of the ttiaga- launcher system is not con- zltte, misSlle systlin sidered by the Air Force as a rival to the Navy's new Trident missile-launching submarine. But they said the decision to let Gen. Glasser talk pub- licly about studies on the airborne system, a land- mobile missile system and development of a new fami- ly of "smart" missiles that will be able to find their own way to targets with precise accuracy apparent- ly reflected a major change in Air Force policy. WHILE THE M-X IS de- for the year some of the major developments mentioned by Gen. Glasser could come into the inven- tory as early as 1985. In the Air Force studies, two basic versions of the airborne missile system are under consideration, ac- cording to Glasser. In one version, the plane would carry true interconti- nental missiles probably similar to the range Minuteman missiles and would be able to launch its missiles within minutes after taking off At the opposite extreme would be a plane carrying shorter-range missiles de- signed to be launched close to the target area but still outside the enemy's detec- tion range. WHILE THE FIRST ver- sion has the advantage of instant response, the sec- ond version is more eco- nomical because it is cheaper to fly a plane-load of missiles close to the tar- get than to deliver each of them the whole distance by rocket power. Move will kill measure, they charge Supporters hit referral of car emissions Tribune Santa Fe Bureau SANTA FE The State Senate today referred a controversial auto emis- sions control bill to the Senate Finance Committee in a move which supporters said would kill the bill. "If you refer this bill to finance committee, you're in effect killing the bill because they're too busy to consider the bill before the session said Sen. John Conway, R-Otero-Lin- coln. By 19-16 Vote The measure was refer- eed to the Finance Commit- tee by a vote of 19-16. It was done at the request of Sen. Robert McBride, D- Bernalillo, who said that the measure should be re- ferred to the Finance Committee because the bill placed new duties on the State Motor Vehicle Department. Sen. McBride had voted in favor of the bill earlier this week when it was re- ferred to and approved by the Senate Judiciary Com- mittee. Watered-Down The bill, which had been greatly watered-down since it was introduced and pas- sed by the House, was the lat auto emissions control bill in the Legislature which stood a chance of passing. Rep. Virgil Rhoses.R- Bernalillo, who sponsored the bill, said it would have been a small but significant step towards solving Ber- nalillo County's emissions problem. The Senate Vote Here is the way the Sen- ate voted For Finance Committee Altimirano, Chavez, Cha- con, Dow, Dunn, Echols, Ferguson, Fidel, Hanson, Bill Lee, Tom Lee, Leger, Martinez, McAdams, Mc- Bride, Michelson, Papen, Thompson and Trujillo. Against the referral Becht, Conway, Gross, Irick, Kitzes, Meade, Mor- row, Peironnet, Rogers, Rutherford, Schlientz, Sego, Tannehill, Wood, Lucero, and Radosevich. SAIGON (UPI) The United States ordered an- other halt to its troop with- drawal from South Vietnam today until it receives the names, date and place of release of the last group of 146 American POWs held by the Communists. And it exchanged warn- ings with Hanoi over fur- ther truce violations. 32 Released The Viet Cong released 32 prisoners in Hanoi early today and about 700 U.S. servicemen boarded jet transport planes bound for the United States. But the U.S. Command said further pullouts wbuld be suspend- ed until the Communists provide details on when and where the last 146 Ameri- can PCW; and one Canadi- an POWMMll be freed. V By March 28 The Paris peace agree- ment calls for the final group of prisoners to be released by March 28, the same deadline for with- drawal of all U.S. troops. The halt in troop withdraw- als was the third since the Paris agreeme2nt was signed. There are about Tribune index Ann Landers.........B-5 Arts ...............B-8 Crossword Puzzle.....A-2 Editorial............B-4 Horoscope ..........B-3 Inside the Capital.....B-6 Let's Tour New Mexico C-l Markets ...........G-12 Public Forum........B-5 Sports........E-l-2-3-4-5 Theaters.......E-9-10-11 TVPage ...........A-ll Obituaries ..........A-2 Town Crier..........C-4 Weather data, map C-4 It Happened in S.F. C-2 Comics............G-ll Women's News B-l-2-3 The Albuquerque Tribune New Mexico's Significant Newspaper American troops still in the country, compared to 000 at the height of the American involvement. Warn Each Other The Communists and the United States warned each other today about shipping new war material into South Vietnam and the South Vietnamese said the re was more fighting now than before the truce went into effect on Jan. 28. The Viet Cong's Lt. Gen. Tran Van Tra, citing Japa- nese newspaper reports about shipments of weap- ons from Japan to South Vietnam, wrote a letter to U.S. Maj. Gen. Gilbert Woodward, the chief Amer- ican delegate to the Joint Military Commission, ask- ing about arms shipments to South Vietnam. 'No Violations' A U.S. spokesman said, "I can assure you that no vio- lations of the cease-fire are involved. The agreement provides for a one-for-one replacement of arms and munitions." The Viet Cong letter was sent one day after Presi- dent Nixon, in a Washing- ton news conference, warned North Vietnam against the movement of troops and supplies along the Ho Chi Minh trail into South Vietnam and told Hanoi it should not "lightly disreagard" his warning. Hanoi Warning "We are severely warn- ing them (U.S. pilots) that Hanoi's Hilton Hotel (POW camp) is still having plenty of room for those who in- tentionally violate the Paris treaty on Vietnam to have time to think over their foolish Radio Hanoi said. House group recommends 'must' no-fault insurance no-fault auto insurance bill, already passed by the Sen- ate, was made mandatory and given a favorable rec- ommendation by the House Judiciary Committee. The committee voted 5-2 Thursday on the recom- mendation, with chairman Raymond Sanchez, D-Ber- nalillo, and Rep. Thomas Foy, D-Grant, dissenting. Sanchez said he would re- port the bill out of commit- tee early today. 7-Hour Debate The committee met for Repeat spelling champs are back The list of school Spelling Bee champions is growing. Eight more schools have selected their spellers to participate in the 26th an- nual Albuquerque Tribune Spelling Bee on April 28. They are repeat school champions. A story and pictures on the latest spellers is on PageD-1. more than seven hours to hear debate for and against the measure. It passed the Senate without a compulso- ry provision, but it was amended in the House committee. Theamendmentwould require that all owners of cars registered in the state carry liability insurance in amounts of at least for bodily injury or death of one person, for bodily injury or death of two persons and for injury to another or de- struction of property of another person. 'Weaknesses' Rep. John Hay, D-Curry, who proposed the compul- sory amendment, appeared to discuss what he called weaknesses in the bill, and was successful in. having two other amendments adopted. One would take away the insurance company's right to seek to recover damages from uninsured persons who might have been at fault in an accident. Another deleted the prov- ision that insurance compa- nies could deduct from benefits paid under no-fault coverage any other benefits a person might receive from Social Security, work- men's compensation or per- sonal injury insurance coverage. Branch Proponent Rep. Turner Branch, D- Bernalillo, was a strong proponent of the mandatory insurance provision, say- "It is time we got these people insured or off the highways." He said an estimated 35 to 40 per cent of motorists in New Mexico carry no liability insurance. MR. FIX-IT Q How long is the peri- od of Lent? Is it always the same length, every year? G.V. A The religious period of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday, continues for 40 days, excluding Sun- days, until Easter Sunday. More Fix-H on A-2 Diplomats think Chou En-lai may make trip to U.S. Woman dies; smoke inhalation blamed A 50-year-old Albuquer- que woman was found dead at her home today the apparent victim of smoke inhalation. Dead is Frances L. Sitton, 633 Madeira SE. She was found by her daughter, Valencia County rodeo queen Kelli Sitton. Asleep? Fire officials believe Mrs. Sitton had been sitting in a chair which began to turn. "We think she had been smoking while she watched television and must have dropped a cigarette or ash- es in the Fire Inspector Nick Gonzales said. She apparently fell asleep in the chair before the fire started, Lt. Gonzales said. Falls "She had gotten up from the chair and fell. She took about three or four steps from the chair to the Fire Lt. Ross Aranda said. The chair had smould- ered, filling the house with smoke, firemen ssid. WASHINGTON (UPI) Foreign dip- lomats said today it is possible Chinese Premier Chou En-lai will make a trip to the United States sometime after Pe- king and Washington open liaison off- ices in each others capitals. President Nixon's announcement of the appointment of Ambassador David K. E. Bruce, 75, to head Washington's liaison office in Peking once again has stirred speculation that Chou would make such a journey. NEITHER THE WHITE HOUSE nor the State Department would comment on the possibility, however. Several developments suggest that China and the United States have every intention of developing their relations more quickly than had been expected. Last'Friday, China agreed to release CIA agent John T. Downey on a person- al appeal from Nixon. NOW, THE PRESIDENT has an- nounced that he is calling out of retire- ment one of America's most respected ambassadors to represent the United States in Peking. Bruce headed the U.S. delegation to the Vietnam peace talks from 1970 to 1972, and previously served as ambas- sador to Great Britain, West Germany, and France. SOVIET DIPLOMATS said they were particularly curious as to whether Chou might visit the United States soon, pos- sibly this fall. Their interest apparently related to the possibility of a visit here this year by Leonid I. Brezhnev, the general sec- retary of the Soviet Communist Party. CHOU SO FAR has publicly fended off questions about a visit to the United States. Bantering with U.S. newsmen in Shanghai at the end of President Nix- on's trip to China last February, Chou claimed he was too old at 74 to visit the United States however much he might like to. But he did not categorically rule out such a trip A visit by Chou in the absence of full diplomatic relations would obviously carry great symbolic significance. It would seem to signal that Washington and Peking would soon establish full diplomatic ties. CbNEfrlti David ;