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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1969, Zanesville, Ohio Good Morning! Inrorife The Times Recorder WUson Is Victim Of Holdup Right On Broadway: Read His Column, Page 5-B 106TH 19 20 PAGES ZANESVIIXE, OfflO, 43701 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1969 Police Battle Protesters Anti-American Riots Greet Nixon In Rome Apollo 9 20 Israelis Killed Postponed To Monday CAPE KENNEDY The space agency Thursday delayed the launch of Apollo 9, man's most demanding space- flight, until Monday rather than send its three astronauts into orbit with sniffles and sore throats. Astronaut physician Charles A. Berry said that if James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott and Russell L. Schweickart were launched on schedule Friday morning, "we were going to have three sick crewmen in flight. 'It's a difficult thing to call a mission of this sort for something that sounds so simple as the common saffl Berry. Nevertheless, project officials refused to jeopardize the crucial first spaceborne tests of the manned lunar landing machine. They rescheduled the launch of the 10-day earth orbital mission for 11 a.m. EST Monday. It was the first time an American spaceflight was de- layed by the fflness of astronauts. The space agency said the three day postpone- ment cost an estimated "I think it is on the wane, antt I think we have a very reasonable chance of making the Monday Berry said. "I tMnfr it looks good. McDivitt, Scott and Schweick- art were disappointed, said Berry, but they expected me postponement. "They're disappointed in that they certainly wanted to he said. "It was a very calm, and very drab situation antt they understood." He said their principal concern was that they maintain their "fine tuning" and not lose any of the high degree of readiness they had reached. The first five days of the million Apollo 9 mission are the most difficult astronauts have ever been called upon to perform. Berry noted that the environment inside an Apollo spacecraft is conducive to the spread of illness. He blamed the illnesses experienced by each of the Apollo crews in large part on the hectic pre-flight training, wftich runs to 16 hours a day frequently. '1 think this is one of the things we're seeing in our he said. '-'We also have 100 per cent post-flight illness. I think we've aH got to devote more attention to this from a preventive medicine viewpoint" Berry said the pilots would remain isolated in their quar- ters during most of the next tiiree days to keep them from catching additional bugs. By Jordan Artillery By United Press International Jordanian artillery killed or wounded 20 Israeli troops in two pulverizing barrages across the cease-fire line Thursday, the Jordanian army said in a communique not confirmed fay Israel New fighting also broke out on the Suez Canal and Syrian fronts. The three-front skirmishes, confirmed fay both sides only in the case of thte Suez Canal shooting, marred Israel's day of mourning for the late Premier Levi Eshkol and the Arabs' Feast of Moslemic Sacrifice holiday. A Jordanian military spokes- man in Amman said the Jordanian gunners bombarded Israeli positions in the Kbaled Bam area four miles east of the Sea of Galflee twice Thursday after the Israelis fitted first He said anti-aircraft fire also chased off an Israeli Mystere jet fighter. The Jordanians said the Arab artiflery batteries first returned the Israeli fire about ffiimg or wounding 13 Israeli troops and destroying two trucks. He said a second round of defensive fire was fired about p.m., killing or wounding seven Israelis. No Jordanian casualties were reported- la Jerusalem, Israeli military sources said an Israeli army patrol killed two "infiltrators" on the Syrian cease-fire line inside the southern Golan Heights occupied by Israel. Minutes later, they said, Jorda- nian artillery and mortar fire thundered into the area, permit- ting other infiltrators to escape, lii Cairo, an Egyptian mili- tary spokesman said the Israelis fired first in an unspecified number of gunfire exchanges across thfe Suez Canal Thurs- day. He said the Israelis at first wouH not agree to calls for a cease-fire by United Nations observers and no Egyptians were wounded. An Israeli communique on the Suez Canal outbreak said one Israeli soldier was slightly wounded in two exchanges of gunfire across the waterway in the Port Tewfik area. The Israelis said Egyptian forces shot first in the canal incidents. There have been almost 40 shooting incidents along the Suez Canal so far this month. In other developments, a bomb exploded in an Israeli bank in the town of Kablus along the occupied west bank of the Jordan Elver Wednesday night, Israeli authorities said. There were no casualties and only slight damage in the blast at Nablus, a key west bank town and the scene of repeated anti-Israeli incidents since the war in June, 1967. Elsewhere, Israeli officials said four abductors shot and killed a 45-year-old refugee camp headman in Israeli- occupied Gaza. The body of the victim, identified as Mohammad Abufl Latif, was riddled with bullets. Stovertown Native Dies In Vietnam Marine Jerry L. Taylor, 20, native of Stovertown, was killed in action in Vietnam Feb. 23, according to word received by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Tavlor of Stovertown. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor who now reside in Norwalk, Calif., having moved from Stovertown about nine years ago. The father is a former moldmaker at the old Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. plant here. Young Taylor attended school at Philo. He had arrived in Vietnam in December. His grandparents said the youth was killed when struck in fiie head by a sniper's bullet while on patrol near DaNang. Surviving in addition to his parents and grandparents are four brothers, James, Terry, Eddie and Douglas, an of the come in California. The young Marine's uncle, Robert Eugene Taylor, was killed in action in March 1945 on Luzon, the Philippines, during World War H. This Morning's News Report Trains Halted covered Tokyo and much of the major Japanese island of Honshu Thursday. rACTYOZV TJMCII0V fMi aman u jfnr i mti ftts Ktiat <m jwn- comfiiM. ITrirr TJMCTJOV, Tkt Recorder. ImeaOle, O. 43701. Is the Y-City Transit Company considering extendfo? its lerviee to Ohio university-Zanesvffle? J. W. S., Zanesvffie. Yes. The transit firm is currently conducting a study to deter- mine if such an extension of service is feasible, according to G'eorge Thompson, operations manager. Please turn to Page I-A for additional TR-ACTION questions and answers. Global Views MOSCOW The Soviet Union accuses Israel of "abominable provocations" against its Arab neighbors and says guerrilla struggles against Israeli "invaders" would intensify. (Page 3-A) JERUSALEM: The old who remember when there was no Jewish homeland and the young who wffl someday inherit it pay tribute to Levi Eshkol, a refugee from Russia who helped build a new Israel in the Biblical promised land and dies as its leader. (Page 3-A) The Nation WASHINGTON Gov. Ronald Reagan of California proposes that the Nixon Administration investigate college campus dis- orders, which he says show evidence ofnationwideeo- ordination. (Page 5-A) NEW ORLEANS Looking Ohio Guardsman Killed In Korea COLUMBUS (UPI) Capt Douglas Thome, 26, Columbus, a member of the Ohio Air Na- tional Guard, was killed when his plane exploded on a takeoff in Korea, it was reported ThJTsday. The Air Force said the acci- dent occurred at Pusan Air Force fease when a wing fen off his F-100. Thome went on active duty with the 121st Fighter Group of the Ohio guard last January when it was called up during the Pueblo crisis. The unit was sent to Korea. The victim was a business Administration graduate from Ohio State University. straight at the jury and almost spitting out the words, Clay L. Shaw denies that he ever conspired to assassinate Pres- ident John F. Kennedy or even knew the two men he is accused of conspiring with. (Page 5-A) Around Ohio CLEVELAND Former base- ball great Jackie Robinson angrily tells group of black militants at Cleveland State University that their separatist theories are not workable. (Page 10-B) WASHINGTON Two new giant international airports to serve northeastern and south- western Ohio have been propos- ed by Sen. William B. Saxbe. Snortscope MLYMI, Fia. Tom Shaw and Dan Sikes shoot record-tying 7- .under-par 65 to share first round lead in Dora! Open golf tournament. (Page 4- B) CINCINNATI Cincinnati Reds officials comj. "te sale of Cros- ley Field to the city for and arrange to lease the park from the city until new Riverfront Stadium is com- pleted. (Page 4-B) The Weather FORECAST Considerable sun- shine and a little warmer to- day. (See details on Page 3-A) hiside The TR Page Sec. Bridge ..................8 A Classified Ads .........7-S B Comic Pages ..........8-9 A Crossword 5 B Deaths, Funerals ........2 A Editorial Page ..........4 A Markets .................S B Police News.............5 B Sports .................2-4 B Women's News........i-7 A President Welcomed By Berlin ROME Nix- on, welcomed with cheers by a huge crowd in West Berlin, arrived in Some Thursday for a visit that triggered auti-Ameri- can noting by thousands of leftists. They battled some riot police with clubs, overturned cars, smashed win- dows and waved Red flap in the heart of the eternal city. Hundreds of Communist-led demonstrators protesting Nix- on's visit also battled police outside the U.S. consulate in Mflan and more than a thousand gave way to police baton-charges in the streets of Bologna, the Communist party stronghold near Florence. Nixon, who was greeted warmly fay more than Italians and American students at Rome's Ciampino Airport and was almost overwhelmed by well-wishers at one point in his motorcade, was not involved m the rioting and did not see any of it. A massive security force kept demonstrators well away from his Appian Way motorcade route and the Quirinale pres- idential palace where he re- mained for the day and overnight. One Rotfe University student died Thursday night of injuries that resulted when he feU from a university window during the disorders: Scores of civilians and 23 .oolice were injured, five of the police seriously, m furious hand-to-hand brawling over a wide area of Rome. Police said 200 to 300 demonstrators were arrested for questioning. Most of the days fighting was between left-wing students bran- dishing iron bars and clubs and riot police who fought back with tear gas, trunchones and water trucks that sprayed students with a bright red liquid. One group of students, carrying Red flags on two-inch- thick staffs, flailed police with their flag poles. They mered one young patrolman to the ground. TEN CENTS O7H Mayor Klaus Schuetz and President Richard Nixon pause near wooden cross, a memorial to two East German refugees who lost their lives in bids for freedom, as they tour the Commnrist Ttall near Moritzplatz, West Germaay. photos are pictures of the two yntfcs. Explosions Set Off Fires American Navy Ship Attacked By Vietnam Reds In Da Nang SAIGON gunners scored a direct hit on a U.S. Navy ammunition barge on tiie Da Nang River Thursday night, touching off huge explo- sions. Fire engulfed a wide area of the waterfront in South Vietnam's second largest city. Elsewhere, heavy allied coun- terattacks slowed Communist troops, but U.S. headquarters said it was too early to tell if the new Viet Cong offensive which began Sunday had run its course. Some American sources said Communist forces, particu- larly those m the Saigon area, may be regrouping for a new wave of attacks. A single mortar shell crunched into the 150-foot Navy ammunition barge about p.m. Thursday at the foot of a bridge connecting the eastern and western sections of Da Nang. There was BO 'immediate report on casualties, 'but at least 10 ambulances rushed the scene. Exploding bombs, mortar shells and small arms Communist Negotiators Criticize Nixon Stand PARIS ne- gotiators unleashed an unprece- dented personal attack on President Richard M. Nixon Thursday on the of his arrival "in Paris. They de- nounced his administration as "more perfidious" than that of former President Lyndon B. Johnson Viet Cong and Hanoi dele- gates made the attack after U.S. chief negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge denounced the new Communist offensive m Viet- nam and said it cast serious doubts on the Communists" professed good faith at the Vietnam conference table. Dropping all diplomatic nice- ties, the Communist delegates let loose against Nixon for the first time smce he was elected last November. The bitter exchange took place at Thurs- day's sixth session of the Vietnam peace conference and left a cloud of gloom over Nixon's impending visit. The Communist tone was set by Xuan Tnuy, Hanoi's chief bargain'er. He charged the Nixon administration with being stubborn and perfidious than the one" of Johnson. tion lighted the sMes over Da Nang for hours. Flames leaped 200 feet into the air. Reporting on the possibility of a new phase of general attacks across South Vietnam, U.S. intelligence sources in Saigon saM Thursday the majority of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops in the capital area had not yet been committed to battle. The U.S. command reported Communist rocket and mortar attacks on about 30 towns and military bases throughout Sooth Vietnam Wednerday night and early Tiiursday. A communique described tie raffls as "generally of lesser than those in the first hours of the offensive. A" spokesman said there were "no significant ground probes." American military spokesmen said about Communist troops have been kffled since Sunday, including 234 clain when American and South Vietnamese forces fighting house to house reoccupied two villages just outside tiie ing Bien Hoa air base 20 mites northwest of Saigon. Many Budget Problems Arise Municipal Financing Explained (EDITOR'S VOTE: Tins is another ia sene-! ft articles dealing with Zanes- ville's 3 per cent iscosie tax rts effect on moniopal finaocrae.) By FRED WEISSEL TR Staff Reporter Someone is credited with the bright observation, m the early 1930s, that the Great Depression not have been half as bad if it had not hit the country right in the midst of hard times. Which brings us to municipal financing. If economic con- ditions favorable all the time, city officials would have far fewer budget problems to contend with. But economic conditions change. Mainly, since the cost of living index seems to prefer its ups to its downs, the problem of financing the city's many programs and services becomes more difficult all the time. A city's money problems are just more complicated versions of the homeowner's, money problems. Income remains relatively stable, costs go up, headaches get worse as time coasts by. One way in which a city manager tries to solve the dilemma of operating m the black is to increase efficiency among the x.it; s employes. Zanesville has tried this, and has won some significant sav- ings. Its safety program for city employes, launched in the early 1950s, is one example. Smce 1961, the safety program has been responsible a gradual reduction in the .ate the city has to pay for workmen's compensation from per of payroll to per payroll. Savings become appar- ent on a big scale when talking about the total city personnel annual expenditures. In 1967, the city's workmen's compensation "risk -was per S100 payroll. I" it was down to per payroll. With a payroll of about that reduction in risk rate meant an approximate savings of HI one year atone to the city. To also increase efficiency, some services are consolidated and, like the computerized water and sewage bins, mechanized. In the words of City Manager Sam Grey, by computerizing its service charge statements, the city took a short-term setback in order to receive a higher long-term gain. But Grey also points to the logical conclusion that such actions are one-time moves only. Once the city converts to the computer, for example, it has realized its cost redactions at that time. You can not convert to a computer again and again and again. So gradually the point of most efficiency is reached. After that, only very minor savings can realized. An example here is the water department's use cf a new plastic three-qoarter-inch pipe for making most service connections. Development and research on the plastic pipe led the city to favor it over the <fld copper pipe for connections. It can be installed aad serves (Coit. w Pate 5-A Sect)