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   Rocky Mount Evening Telegram (Newspaper) - March 5, 1969, Rocky Mount, North Carolina                              PHONES Dill 6t Dial Gl DlDl Gl tiUK Dial 01 Dint Gl Dill Cl J5WO Society Classified Advertising Display NCWJ Etlitor Publisher Circulation Sporls pjpjrtmefrt i JL u 4 TELEGRAM WEATHER flrnorally fair and rnlrt ngaln Thursday mostly fair nnd a IHUc FIFTHEIGHTH YEAR 144 4G Three ROCKY WEDNESDAY MARCH 1969 We DAILY 15c SUNDAY 55c WEEKLY rroris ssinat HOW ASTRONAUTS TRANSFERRED IN APOLLO is on artists concept of how Apollo 9 astronauts I ran sf erred from the Apollo Command and Service docked in space with the Lunar during flight In the one astronaut has already been transferred to the Lunar Module and the second is maneu vering himself through the forward hatch connecting the two Of three space men on third will remain in control of the command AP Wirephoto Astronauts Achieve Transfer From One Ship To Another ietnamese Premier Foi Nixon Declares Attacks Cant SPACE Houstonastronauts asked for a It stowed a wide angle view WASHINGTON AP Presi dent reporting a doubling of the American casualty rate since the start of the current en emy offensive in says the attacks can not be tolerated and will bring appropriate re sponse if in an unprecedented p r i m e t i m e televisionradio news conference limited to for eign said Tuesday night he is weighing several possible moves against the Viet Cong and North Vietnam if those at tacks continue at their present He left open the option of re suming bombing of North Viet acknowledging such i course was under But he made it clear Unit fed States will not tolerate con tinucd violation of the under standing that led to last falls the first spaceshipconversation with ground of the with the two pilots James Mission AP In McDivitt and a slightly sickj standing at their control posi Control Russell Schweickart admitted that in an ear today from the Apollo 9 com mand ship to alunar module LEM and beamed to earth a Her private talk Schweickart re ported he had an upset stomach and had In the second As if signal he was all Schweickart smiled and waved to the folks back Earlier McDivitt reported picture of the crowded he reported he was feeling everythings fine after check They reported all ing the LEM systems and ex working an encourage Air Force McDivitt the four spindly legs ment to American plans to land lowed Schweickart through the which make up the landing two men on the moon in a simitunnel into the tar LEM next Schweickart overcame an up set stomach and yomiting be fore making his transfer through a tunnel connecting the two Air Force David Scott alone in the command which remained hooked nose tonose with the lunar McDivitt and Schweickart Maneuvering like a swimmer in the weightless world of Schweickart was the first to transfer through a tunnel which was formed when Apollo 9 jombing halt or accept mount ing casualties while peace talks are going on in Standing without notes befon a bare double microphone stan in the East Room of the Whit the chief executive re ported on his fivenation Euro pean tour in response t also said is his cautious conclu sion that the Soviet Unia will olay possibly a peacemak ing role in the Mideast and eve possibly in is optimistic about pros pects for fourpower talks on th Middle East and feels that whil mounted a television camera injlinked up with the LEM shortly a conference could not im Theillness was not reported the rear of the LEM cabin aiidafler launching from Cape Kenjpose a it is essenti to newsmen for several hours sent a sevenminute telecast krnedy Monday on a planned 10for the United the Sovie and came to light only after See APOLLO Page 2A Home Rule Bill Headed For Passage RALEIGH CAP A bill to grant North Carolinas counties the power to make cornerstone of a home rule legislative appeared headed for passage today de spite stiff The Houeappioved measured ran into an hourlong debate in the Senate Tuesday in getting past the second of the three readings Opposition was led by Ruffin who challenged it as probably one of the biggest mistakes we have made in recent Tar Heel Primary Proposal Is Killed RALEIGH AP A bill to permit hunting in North Car aimed at letting North Carolina olina after noon on Alert Security Guards Break UpRed Effort CAPTURE VIET CONG Vietnamese policemen drive a captured Viet Cong right from the scene of an assassination attempt against Prime Minister Tran Van Huong in downtown The man was caught pushing a threewheeled bicycle taxi carrying a Claymore mine and explosives to the Prime Minister s office build The assassination attempt ended in a gunbattle just one block from the AP Wirephoto via radio from Saigon Meany Raps McCracken On Economy WASHINGTON AP Presi dent George Meany of the AFL CIO told Congress today labor will not accept an attempt to solve inflation by creating growing army of The price bulge largely a profit Prison Conditions Probed At Hearing France and Great Bri ain to guarantee any ArabIs raeli s u m m i alks at the highest level are in he pending the out ome ot The meas ilready under ures taken to dampen he join in the excitement of presi dential preference primaries ap parently is Present law bans hunting all day Bills were introduced in The House voted 6057 houses to increase the ben dates for their partps presiden1 efUs under North Carolinas preference bill it had approvedWorkmens Compensation act 6839 Monday for total disability or death to Democratic party leadership voters would have expressed their prefernce among candi dates for their partys presidn tial They also would have decided whether to send an instructed or uninstructed delegation to the Sparking the strongestdebate of the current Bailey criticized the bill as being too He said it threatened to play havoc throughout the If we pass were going to have an overzealous exercise of these He said the General Assmbly should not release its control over local from the present Maximum weekly benefits would be boosted to They now are Senate passed bills giv ure making it a felony to take a child out of North Carolina in violation of the custody order national If delegates of a The bill now goes to they would the Senate passe bills giv ing the State Department o Agriculture broader authority t regulate soft drink bottlers and to regulate the sale of were have been bound to vote on the first two ballots for the winner of the preference Other legislative developments Two David Flaherty of Caldwell and Meany said in prepared testimo ny before the SenateHouse Eco believes his European ourney established between the Jnited States and its western al ies a new relationship of trust See NIXON Page 2A already present the danger f a sharp economic slowdown WASHINGTON AP The chairman of a Senate subcom mittee looking into conditions at state prisons says brutality und perversion in penitentiaries are pretty widespread across the The general situation is a very bad Democrat of said Tuesday after of tes timony that one member of the subcommittee branded nau Coolidge Murrow of sponsored a measure to make North Carolinas minimum wage law apply to domestic baby shoe shine boys and golt cad Jack cochairman of a commission which drew up the home rule1 Herman D See HOME Page 2A introduced a bill Lenten Guideposts personal messogei inspiration and faith My Mother Ot The Year By ARTHUR GUENTHEU Arzona This is the story of Minnie named American Mother of the Year for Shes my own How do I remember the 90 pound weakling who not only reared nine children of her own but vho has cared for hun dreds more since 1911 on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona The story really begins over 50 years ago before I was Mother met my Edgar at choir practice one night in 1907 when they lived in He was in a Lutheran Mom was a It took Dad four years to get around to a Mother was on her way out one day when he came dashing up to the house and blurted Ive just accepted a call as missionary to the Apache In dians in Will you go with me They left for Arizona the day after they were carting all their worldly goods with them a some their a few other volumes and a mail order Two Drab Rooms Their first home consisted of two drabrooms of a four room frame building on the east fork of the White the fledgling mission of the Back in 1911 Arizona was not yet a only a Mother went to She learned to ride a horse jso she could accompany her i husband on his camp visits up and down the valleys and moun LENTEN Page 2A Legislators Think They Need Increase In Pay RALEIGH Car olinas legislators disagree on many but are in gen eral agreement on one hey are One bill to put the lawmakers on a annual salary has een introduced and another is being A sampling of reaction to the annual pay bill shows it has re ceived good At members of the eneral Assembly are paid per day for the length of the In they re ceive per day for but this ends when the session Under a measure introduce last Friay by Herman the members would be paid per month or a They also would receive per month for expenses when the General Assembly is not in Hugh in collaboration with James DMecklen is preparing a similar bill which also would set up a re tirement system for legislators with a minimum of five years of service at the age of They would be paid per month for each year of This retirement provision might encourage a few legisla tors to stay a little longer in of Johnson Our turn over in the legislature is about 38 to 58 each Were run ning an apprentice Clarence 1 See PAY Page 2A Compiled by the Federal Avi ation Agency at Municipal Airport Barometric reading Trend at 10 rising Relative Humidity 44 per cent Wind N8 mph Temperature Summary Highest Yesterday 52 Lowest this morning 26 Precipitation Summary Total for 24 hours ending at 7 none Sunset today Sunrise tomorrow Moonrise tonight Last Quarter March 11 PROMINENT STAR Sirius in the south at moon VISIBLE PLANETS Jupiter leads the Saturn north of Saturnbright Mars in the southeast and rising The AFLCIO chief said some officials of the new administration have stated that curbing of price increases may entail a rise in His criticism apparently was aimed at Paul McCracken chairman of the Presidents Secretary of the Treasury David Labor George In earlier committe ehearings on the satate of the they outlined a Nixon administration policy of steady and See ECONOMY Page and If these kinds of things are going on across the Dodd told a somebody ought to refer this to the federal government so it can look at Allegations of perversion and charges of guards murdering prisoners prompted a sharp exchange between Strom and Philip an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union who investigated Virginia Socialist La On First Be BERLIN AP Socialist Gustav Heinemann fell five votes short of the majority needed for election as West Germanys third president on the first ballot in Communistmenaced West Berlin The 69yearold Justice MinisInr ont 51 d plnrtnral votes to Votes rlin Ballot election on the first two Six electors two votes were declared and the other 15 members of the assembly stayed away because of illness or other Two hours before more thar members of the Federa Assembly met on the West Ber who had just ar rived at the hearing nearly two lours called the attorneys statement nauseating and dis gusting and accused him of trying to downgrade and be smirch the great state of Virgin Im not trying to downgrade the state of said Im trying to state Thurmond sought to make something of the fact Hirschkop is paid an retain er by the National Education Association and is under con tract to a group associated with the Office of Economic Oppor the attorney said he thought were getting a little far from the Im just trying to bring out your Thurmond Arent you here to r See PRISON Page 2A for his Christian Democratic oplin fair the East Ger Defense Minister Germans closed the main autobahn hard a majority between West Berlin and West vf the members of the FedGermany for the fourth time in eral Assembly were needed for See BERLIN Page 2A Fislfights Erupt On UNC Campus CHAPEL Fistfights erupted Tuesday night among students trying to get service in Lenoir Dining Hall at the University of North Carolina and other students at tempting to disrupt cafeteria operations in aid of a One of the students participat ing in a slowdown in the cafe teria line was with a sugar shaker and treated at North Carolina Memorial Hospital for a head The attempts at disruption were by members of the White Southern Student Organizing Committee and the Black Stu dent They left the building when nine policemen arrived with riot The strike by food service em ployes at the university en tered its llth day Some 140 workers arc participating in the walkout over wages and working The university has oper ating several of its cafeterias on a serveyourself using throwaway dishes to solve the dishwashing SAIGON AP Terrorists tried unsuccessfully to assassi nate South Vietnams Premier Tran Van Huong in a daring daylight attack touching off a gun battle near the Alert security guards foiled the assassination which Huongs chief spokesman called a very wellplanned The 66yearold premier escaped unhurt and was back at his desk a few hours A spokesman for the premier said one terrorist and a suspect had been But police at the scene said four Viet Cong troops wearing the uniforms of South Vietnamese rangers and a fifth man dressed in civilian clothes were Police said one of the terrorists was slightly wounded in an exchange of There were no reports of any other casualties despite the out burst of It was the boldest terrorist at tack in Saigon since the Viet Cong launched their spring of fensive Authorities had been on the alert since the cap ture of documents which said attempts to assassinate key offi cials would be made as part of the Outside the enemy kept up the offensive by shelling about 30 towns and allied headquarters said total casualties and damage were Patrolling forces trying to break up the movement of en emy troops toward Saigon ported killing 168 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese in four Bghts north and south of Six Americans were killed and 37 Police at the scene said men identified as Communist Viet Cong had been apprehend But Bu Huongs chief said four hours aft er the attack that only one man dressed in a ranger uniform had been arrested and charged with firing a while another man in civilian clothes had been taken into custody as a suspect after he was caught trying to es cape through cordon around the Buu Nghi gave this account of the assassination attempt As Huongs chauffeur turned left into the main street outside the premiers the man dressed m the ranger uniform fired eight or nine shots from a pistol ata traffic policeman clearing the way for the At the same another rorist incivilian clothes with a cycle cab fried to set off a 20 pound claymore mine filled with shrapnel path of Gunfire from security guards shook the terrorist trying to set off the mine and he The plan was to eliminate the traffic policeman so the cycle driver could push his vehicle with the mine into the path of the premiers Buu Nghi said the civilian tak en into custody as a suspect was See VIET Page 2A Todays Telegram Bridge 10A Business SB Classified Comics Crossword Editorials Horoscope Local Obituaries Sports TVRadioTheater Women 9B 10A 4A 6B 3A 2A 89A 11A 67A WITNESSES IN MAFIA an official of a doll manufacturing company Ben owner of the nowdefunct Town and Country Club and Ed Hoff president of Local 2 of the Dining Room Employes are shown in New York City as witnesses called to testify before the state investigation The com mission is investigating the infiltration of legitimate businesses by the AP Wire photo Mere Incidents Possible WASHINGTON AP In repeats of the Pueblo pite of stronger measures to I Moorer replied jrotect American ships on the No he I cant ugh the Navy cant gaarjabsolutely guarantee they antee there wont be more incijnot But we will take e ery possible We make adequate provision plans and forces to prevent j But I cant guarantee enemy force wont steam onto the high seas and seize of our he due to return for more questioning is do was to be followed by Richard head of the Central Intelligence In opening the hearing Tues day Otis ients such as North Koreas sei zure of the USS accord ng to Thomas The chief of naval operations a special House subcommit Tuesday that since the cap of the Pueblo ne had ordered a reexamina tion of all aspects of the sea borne intelligence leadoff witness before the said these measures resulting from the study in volved improved bet ter control and destruction lOi UUIHriM methods for classified informachairman of the Special Armed tion and and tighter operational But when aske if he could give assurances there wont be Services said the panel wanted to know who gen erated the concept of such sin See PUEBLO Page 2A  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