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   Portsmouth Times (Newspaper) - July 22, 1970, Portsmouth, Ohio                                Raindrops Ohio Valley: Cloudy with occa. slonnl rain tonjght and Thursday. temperature Thursday in low 80s. Low tonight In 60s. Official observer's temperature report: Today 11 a.m. 68, today's minimum 60, yesterday's maximum 72. Year ago: Maximum 83. mini- mum 71. .VOLUME 119, No. 105 r For 118 Years A Dependable Portsmouth Institution Home Edition Covering Southern Ohio And Northern Kentucky PHONE: PORTSMOUTH, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1970 Two Sections 28 section 1 60c By JOHN M. PEARCE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The 1 million young people enfran- :hised by he controversial 18- year-old vote law have the greatest potential impact in the South and West, but the tenden- jy of young voters to stay home on election day could dilute their influence significantly. Not even partisan political an- UNCsVITED GUEST. George Brown, 71, of 2133 llth St., recieved head injuries when his car mane an unorthodox entry at the home of Amos Vaughters on Monroe St. this morning The accident occurred after Brown lost control of his car when he backed from his garage and struck three parked cars. He was taken to Scioto Memorial Hospital for treatment of head in- juries. No one was injured in the house. (Story on Page 16.) (Photo by Orland Leadingham WASHINGTON (AP) A frightening subplot has been added fo the drama of nuclear prospect of a suit- case atomic bomb. Such a weapon is plausible, says a congressional study group and the pr.ospect is im- portant in discussing the "nu- clear blackmail" argument used by the Nixon administra- tion to justify the Safeguard an- tiballistic missile system. Suitcase bombs have been dis- cussed briefly in public by members of the Senate and House Armed Services commit- tees. But the study group, which supports arms reductions, now says suitcase warfare is made posible by development of com- pact, lightweight, low-yield weapons. "For example, a package the size of a portable color' televi- sion set could conceal a weapon of Hiroshima the group says. "It could be carried by one person. Introduction of a megaton weapon into a U.S. city COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The federal cutback in funds for interstate highway construc- tion was to come under attack here today as the Midwestern Governor Conference ended its ninth annual session. A resolution asking congress to restore the original bil- lion in federal matching funds for highway construction for the current fiscal year was in- troduced Tuesday by Gov. Arch Moore Jr. of West Vir- ginia. The resolution was master minded by Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes. He said the cutback would cost Ohio jobs and seriously stall several interstate highway projects. The Ohio Highway depart- ment was informed last week by the U. S. Bureau of Public Works that the federal match- ing funds would be cut from S4.9 billion to billion, plus an additional slash of mii- Jion of carryover funds from the previous fiscal quarter. The resolution is expected to sail through to easy passage. Nearly all of the 13 governors attending the conference have voiced objections over what one called "bureaucratic cutbacks CAB Blocks Bid To End Air Service Portsmouth has successfully blocked the efforts of Allegheny Airlines to immediately discon- tinue service at Scioto County Airport. The Civil Aeronautics Board Tuesday denied Allegheny's re- quest for immediate suspension and ordered the airlines to go through channels in seeking the suspension. Allegheny had asked CAB to allow it to suspend service tem- porarily until a hearing could be he'd on a permanent sus- pension. Allegheny must now continue service until a full hearing is held. The board noted that if there were no replacement service, Portsmouth would be without airline schedules for the first time since 1957. Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce and city and county officials opposed the suspen- sion, contending the low volume of traffic generated at the air- port has been the result of poor scheduling and lack of ad- vertising and promotion by Al- legheny. in congressionally allocated funds." Two other resolutions, both of them introduced by Michigan Gov. William G. Milliken, also were to be voted upon in the final session. One would call for the es- tablishment of a national clear- ing -house where all chemical compounds released into (he en- vironment would have to be reg- istered by companies. It would also require pre-screen- ing of each chemical as to its ecological effects prior to being put into use. Milliken's second resolution will ask that states form a com- pact so they can have a voice in thermal pollution polices and decisions of the federal govern- ment. During Tuesday's session, Donald Rumsfeld, director of the U. S. Office of Economic Op- portunity, took a verbal lashing from Rhodes and Gov. Louis B. Nunn of Kentucky, who ridi- culed the federal government's antipoverty operations. Nunn said the OEO often went for "band-aid" programs to solve poverty. "We need some- thing more h e said. Rhodes complained that cleri- cal work Ohio must do to quaii- fy for federal funds costs more than million a year. Other chief executives also Rot in their digs. Gov. William Guy of North Dakota said the OEO teaches Indians skills for which there are no jobs and Gov. Warren Hearnes of Mis- souri charged the agency pro- vides legal services to people who would overthrow the gov- ernment. Rumsfeld shrugged off most of the complaints, saying he did not consider the attacks as criticism. A former Illinois congress- man, Rumsfeld said he had sim- ilar complaints before taking the job in the Nixon adminis- tration a year ago. He said he ran into an un- believaKe maze of bureaucra- cy in trying to implement some of his ideas. "But I believe we have a record of implementa- tion." Inside The Times Page Around Portsmouth 4 Comics 27 Death Notices 14 Editorial Page e Horoscope 9 Markets 14 Sports 20-22 Television and Radio 9 Women's News 10 f involves a somewhat larger package size, no larger than a hi-fi console and weight of half a ton." The weapon, the panel sug gests, could be taken from submarine off the Oregon shore and placed on a river raft transported via automobile to i Chicago hotel room or dumpec into a frash barrel in front of the Capitol in Washington. The study group said there would be drawbacks to such an operation. Enemy agents woulc need a high degree of security communication and timing to carry out their plan. But, the report says, "If a na tjon like Red China is reckonec such a risk that it would resor to nuclear blackmail by means of a ballistic-missile strike at a few U.S. cities, then presumably it would not be out of line to take seriously a covert attack wilh planted nuclear weapons." The suitcase-bomb study is a compilation of research papers distributed to congressmen by the military spending commit- tee of a group known as Mem- bers of Congress for Peace Through Law. The committee is led by Sen. Mark Hatfield, R- and includes Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., a critic of Pentagon spending. Secretary of Defense Meivin R. Laird, seeking to justify the ABM system for defense of cit- ies, has told Congress: "If the Chinese threat came info being as early as 1973, (here would be a gap of several Safeguard is not started which the Chinese could threaten nu- clear blackmail against us." The congressional study group concedes there may be the pos sibility Red China might devel- op a few intercontinental ballis tic missiles and aim them at American cities. But such a possibility is little justification for Safeguard for several reasons, including the option of the suitcase weapon the group says. Army Offers Help To GI Using Drugs SAIGON (AP) The U.S. Army is frying to get GIs in Vietnam who use marijuana or ofher drugs to turn themselves in and get help. The Army promises that (hose who do will not be punishsd. The new "amnesty program" has been adopted by the 4th In- fantry Division in the central highlands. Other U.S. units in Vietnam are expected fo try the program, which is already in operation at several bases in the United States. To date, 129 drug users in the 4th Division have turned them- selves in. None has been pun- ished, officers of the division say, and their names have not been recorded on military police reports of drug investigations. Under the amnesty program, a soldier may ask for help from any chaplain or provost mar- shal. Initially he gets counseling from the chaplain once a week, or more often if that appears necessary. If counseling alone doesn't work, the habitual mari- juana user or drug addict is sent to the division psychiatrist, alysts say the new voters will line up overwhelmingly on one side or another when the law takes effect Jan. 1. David Coop- er, director of political research for the Democratic National Committee, says his analyses come up "with a huge, funda- mental question mark." "The cumulative effect, in my guess, will be a low percentage in favor of the Cooper said in an interview. His view was echoed by Richard M. Scammon, the fonner Census Bureau director and compiler of the authoritatice "American Votes" series, who thinks the 18-to-21 set leans more toward the Democrats than the rest of the population, "but not enough to make a difference." The Republican National projects, Richard Curry, didn't SAIGON (AP) American fighter-bombers attacked an- tiaircraft guns 65 miles inside North Vietnam Tuesday after the North Vietnamese fired on an unarmed U.S. reconnais- sance jet, the U.S. Command announced today. It was the first American at- tack on North Vietnam reported in nearly a month. A spokesman said neither the Air Force RF4 reconnaissance phantom nor its two escorting Phantoms which made the at- tack were hit. Damage to the North Vietnamese gun positions was not known, the spokesman added. A communique said the an- tiaircraft battery was about sev- en miles west of Dong Hoi. The last such attack was on June 25. U.S. reconnaissance flights over North Vietnam continued after President Lyndon B, John- son ordered the bombing of North Vietnam stopped on Nov. 1, 1968. Since the bombing halt, five reconnaissance planes and four escorts have been shot down over the North, and the U.S. Defense Department has reported more than 60 retaliato- ry attacks by American planes, Elsewhere in the war, Cambo- dian forces battled a new attack on the highway between Phnom Penh and the country's only oil refinery, the U.S. Command an- nounced the loss of five more helicopters to enemy ground fire including one in Laos and fnur in South Vietnam, and the North Vietnamese stepped up attacks in the northern quarter of South Vietnam. Ten Americans were reported killed and 56 wounded during the past 24 hours, one of the heaviest 24-hour American tolls in recent months. In the biggest action in South Vietnam, one American para- trooper was killed and 25 wounded in an 80-round North Vietnamese mortar barrage and infantry attack on a 101st Air- borne Division position between Hue and the Laotian border. Two helicopters were shot down, one trying fo land rein- forcements and the second at- tempting to rescue the wounded crewmen from the first. Six crewmen were wounded. Eight enemy were known dead in the daylong fight Tuesday. In Cambodia, the enemy at- tack on a large garrison protect- ing Highway 4 southwest of Phnom Penh isolated the de- fenders of the Kiri Rom plateau as well as threatened the capi- tal's oil supplies from the coast. Supplies were being airdropped to the forces at Kiri Rom, 50 miles southwest of the capital. The highway garrison at Sre Khlong is made up of several hundred troops supported by mortars and light artillery. It was attacked shortly after 1 a.m., and a military spokesman said fighting was continuing. venture a guess about his par- ty's potential from the new law. "Turn out, I think, is probably going to be the critical he said in an interview. "There aren't any gcod bench marks for anyone to go on." Curry and Scammon predict- ed the law may have considera- ble impact on local elections in university towns. Curry said inj his view students will have to be allowed to vote where they go to school because the Census Bu- reau considers them residents. An Associated Press analysis of the potential impact of the new law-provided it is not over- turned by the Supreme Court shows it will swell the voting- age population by at least 6.6 H'urn to Page 16, Column 1) esident GOOD LISTENERS. President Nixon listens intently as Secretary of Defense Meivin Laird discusses some of the problems faced by the U.S.Jn the Mideast. Both agreed that the U S will strive to maintain a proper balance" in arms through arms shipments to Israel Laird re- emphasized this point in a meeting with Israeli ambassador Izhak Rabin, and hinted earlier that the U.S. may send troops into the Mideast if necessary to maintain balance 
                            

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