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   The Times Recorder (Newspaper) - June 15, 1971, Zanesville, Ohio                        War Critics Claim Leaked Document As Proof WASHINGTON (UPI) -War critics seeking a swift Ameri- can disengagement seized on a top secret document tracing II. S. involvement in Vietnam Monday as proof that Congress and the public had been deceived about the war all along. Defense Secretary Melvin K. Laird asked the Justice Depart- ment to find out who leaked the report to the New York Times and a' Pentagon spokesman Indicated they might be prose- cuted. The administration con- tended the voluminous report contained still sensitive infor- mation even though it dealt with Johnson administration decisions prior to 1968. The Times published the second installment of its series on the document Monday, quoting profusely from secret strategy meetings, diplomatic cables and military directives during the months before the start of large scale bombing of North Vietnam in early 1965. "The (Johnson) administra- tion consensus on the bombing came at the height of the presidential election between President Johnson and Sen. Barry Goldwater, whose advo- cacy of fullscale air attacks on North Vietnam had become a major the Times story said. Asked about the story, a spokesman for Johnson said in Texas, "'the President isn't making any statements on anything these days." One government source said President Nixon, after learning Sunday of the Times series, issued orders to the Defense and Justice Departments to locate and prosecute the sources of the leak. This official also said Nixon wanted to extend the prosecution to the Times, if possible. The President was said to be concerned not only about the breech in U. S. security through the publication of the doc- ument, but that it cast a general question of credibility over all U. S. war policy. Rep. Thomas E. Morgan, D- Pa., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and until this year a firm defender of U. S. decisions in Indochina, said the documents confirmed to him what he had always suspected. "There's always a hell of a lot of wheeling and dealing that goes on in the executive branch that the poor legislative branch doesn't know about until it's too Morgan said. "If I had known then what I know now, I would have been more reluctant to rush through the Tonkin he said. The resolution passed Con- gress quickly and with very little opposition after Johnson reported two U. S. destroyers had been attacked Aug. 4, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin. Johnson used the resolution as authori- zation for the subsequent big U. S. buildup in Vietnam. Goldwater said he knew all along that Johnson was plan- ning to escalate the war, although 'lie kept reiterating that he would never send American boys to fight in Vietnam." I was being called trigger happy, war monger, bomb happy and all the time Johnson was saying he'd never send American boys, I knew damned well he Gold- water said. War critics said beyond that, the whole burden of the 46- volume history was that the administration kept lawmakers and the public fully in the dark while it set in motion events that led to a full-scale war in Indochina. Sen. Stuart Symington, Mo., called for a full congres- sional investigation into the disclosures, which he called He suggested joint House Senate hearings compar- able to the investigation conducted in the 1950s into the Korean War and the firing of Gen. Douglass McArthur. Today's Chuckle Oh, for the good old days, when the panhandler asked for a nickel for a cup of coffee and so did restaurants. Earl Wilson. 108TH PAGES The Today's Weather FORECAST Mostly sunny and cooler today with a chance of thundershowers. (Details on Page 6-A) Your "Good Morning" Newspaper ZANESVILLE, OHIO, 43701 TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1971 TEN CENTS 7 Persons 'Executed9 In Detroit DETROIT per- sons were "executed" and an eighth was critically wounded Monday in a bloodbath believed related to an underground drug war in the inner city. Police were hunting four men after a young woman who escaped the slaughter by jump- ing through a rear window re- ported to detectives. Police found the seven young black wom- en and three young black around a living room in a two-story, red brick home on Detroit's near North- western Side after being called by the wounded man's wife. All had been shot in the head at close range. The victims were tentatively Identified as: Kathryn Winston, 18; Tessie Brown, also iknown as Narassa L. Brown, 18; Kathryn B. Basser, also known as Kathryn Yasser and Shelia Williams, 21; Sharon Brown, also -known as Jacque- line Foster and Lyridia Johnson, 19; Romandel Burton, 23; Carl C. Mounts Jar., also known as Robert L. Gough, 26; and Iloyd K. Tyler, All except Burton were from Detroit Burton was a resident of Highland Park, an enclave of Detroit. All had inner city addresses, including Burton. None lived at the Hazelwood Street address where the killings took place, but all but Burton lived within a couple of miles. Police said the alias of the three women and one male showed up when finger prints were checked against police records. But police would not immediately say what, if any, criminal records the victims had. Inspector Richard Boutin of the information bureau said a witness had told police four men were seen leaving the house. At least 20 detectives looking for them, Boutin said. The four suspects were not identified. The young woman, who left a yellow purse and a heel print in the dirt beneath the window, was being questioned by police. "We don't believe she had anything to do with the Boutin said. One woman was found dead in the foyer with the wounded man beside her. The bodies of the three other women were on the couch. Two had been tied together and the other had her hands tied behind her. One man lay at the foot of the couch and the other two had their heads in the fireplace._____ Indian War Flag Carol Warrington, an American Indian, sets out the Indian war flag on the main gate leading to an abandoned U. S. Army Nike site along the shores of Lake Michigan near Chicago. About 50 American Indians took over the grounds hours after a fire routed a group of Indians from a three-story apartment building. The Indians vowed to remain at the missile site "forever." Israeli Leader Hints Renewed Mideast War By United Press International Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said Monday the tense Middle East situation was reaching a point where "the resumption of war may be imminent." "The winds blowing in the Arab capitals tend more towards the resumption of the war than putting an end to Dayan told a Hebrew Universi- ty student rally in Jerusalem. Dayan said Israel is more interested in having peace than Federal Aid Sought For Nation's Cities PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Sens. Hubert Humphrey, D- Minn., and Edmund Muskie, D- Maine, both possible 'presiden- tial candidates, Monday ap- pealed for more federal aid to help the nation's financially distressed cities. The two Democrats and Housing and Urban Develop- ment Secretary George Rom- ney shared the speakers platform at the 38th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. Other speakers included New York Mayor John V. Lindsay and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Dsley. Humphrey said all the nation's cities needed money and called for quick passage of federal revenue sharing and release of funds from the federal highway trust fund for use by the cities. "I don't care whether they call it revenue sharing, the Nixon doctrine or the Hum- phrey blooper, just so it gets Humphrey said. "Cit- ies need hard cash and they need it now." 'Muskie, who was Humphrey's running mate in the 1968 presidential election, called for a "coalition of progress" to make its voice heard and its view count from city hall to Capitol Hill. He said the coalition should demand the federal government guarantee a job for every worker, a liveable urban environment and mount a "maximum attack" against urban crime. "We must make cities more than places to Muskie said. "We must make them to live." Romney said officials must be concerned with the "real the metropolitan areas. "The flight of the affluent from the city to the suburbs together with the influx of the poor into the central city has created a white suburb noose around an impoverished black central Romney making war, but he said any resumption of hostilities would show that Israeli troops could reach Cairo, Amman and Damascus. "I don't think we have an interest in resuming the he said. "We have no interest in a military decision that will lead to the conquest of Cairo and the setting up of a puppet government there. "It is not difficult to abolish the ceasefire. The difficulty is to maintain it while keeping our achievements and not making concessions." Dayan, for more than 20 years fee hero of Israel's military machine, has recently centered his speeches on the chances of peace increasing. But his pessimistic re- evaluation came only a day after the news of Arab attackers firing on am Israel- bound tanker. However, he said he is still opposed to those in Israel "who preach for war." Dayan said Soviet involve; ment in Egypt has not intimidated Israel. "I don't gave a damn about the Soviets, and I don't think thai our having avoided a clash with them, excluding one, has hurt our defense he said. Inside Index Comic Crossword Classified Deaths Editorials Financial Hospital News Jeane Dixon Sports Pages TR-ACTION Women's Page Page Sec. 9 B 7 A 6-8 B 6 A 4 A 4 B 6 A 2 A 2-3 B 5 B 8 A American Bombers Help Pound Viet Red Target SAIGON (UPI) American and Laotian bombers took advantage of a rare break in the monsoon rains to hit a North Vietnamese position, killing 300 to 500 troops in the worst Communist defeat' in southern Laos in recent months, military sources re- ported Monday. U.S. F4 Phantom jets and Laotian prop driven T28 bomb- ers of World War n vintage also destroyed three to four tanks in the Saturday raid on the strategic outpost of Ban Nik, the sources said. The town on Highway 23, which links the regional capital of Pakse with the Bolovens Plateau, had been overrun by the Communist forces the day before. The North Vietnamese were within 17 miles of Pakse. U.S. B52 bombers flying above thick cloud banks rained nearly one million pounds of bombs in the mountainous jungle below the Demilitarized Zone in South Vietnam, where Communist troops were mass- ing by the thousands, military spokesmen said. Ten B52 missions in 48 hours hit the Red troop buildup in the northwest- ern corner of South Vietnam. Military sources said five regiments of North Vietnamese troops, more than men, had infiltrated across the DMZ and from neighboring Laos into the mountains the allies aban- doned after the February- March campaign in Laos. The sources said the Commu- nists appeared to be preparing for a major battle in early autumn to influence the Oct. 3 South Vietnamese presidential election. The B52 ending Monday noon, centered in the Khe Sahn and Cam Lo regions and were the heaviest Stratofort bomb concentration over a single target area in South Vietnam since the Laos border drive. The U.S. command reported Monday that the American fighting force fell by men last week to lowest in more than five years. South Vietnamese paratroop- ers took nearly six hours Sunday to beat back North Vietnamese troops within 500 yards of the defensive wire of Firebase 5 in the Central Highlands near where the borders of Laos, Cambodia, and South Vietnam converge. The heavy monsoon rains recloaked the Ban Nik Laotian region Sunday and Monday, the sources said, and prevented follow up air attacks. Observers who flew over the outpost reported seeing heaps of enemy dead. It was not clear whether the Communists were still fa control of Ban Nik. The sources said the Saturday raid was the heaviest Red setback in the strategic region in recent months. The North Vietnamese last month seized control of much of the Bolovens Plateau in a move to expand supply routes. In Cambodia, government troops dug in to try to hold out against a division of North Vietnamese fighting to control swamplands across the Mekong River from Phnom Penh. No fresh fighting was reported as the monsoons lashed the capital area. Violence Flares In N. Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UPI) Militant youths smashed windows and over- turned cars Monday in a new outbreak in New Mexico's largest city. Police fired shotguns and teargas to dis- perse the youths. About 200 youths went on a rampage after a rally in a downtown park where state officials promised an investiga- tion of charges of police brutality. The park was the scene of the initial outburst Sunday. After the rally, the youths marched four blocks to another park at the University of New Mexico campus. Along the way they smashed windows in an automobile agency and over- turned at least two cars. A squad of 150 policemen converged on the auto agency and campus park. At least two teargas cannisters were fired at the youths at the agency and two shotgun bursts were fired the air at the park. From the Albuquerque armo- ry, where National Guard troops were mobilized earlier in the day, 200 guardsmen were dispatched to the University of New Mexico gymnasium to assist police if needed. Plans for the state investiga- tion were disclosed at the rally by Attorney General- David NorveU and Lt. Gov. Robert Mondragon. The guardsmen were sent to the campus at the request of Police Chief Donald Byrd who ordered a curfew imposed 11-2 hours ahead of schedule. Byrd and City Manager Richard Wilson had announced a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew but it went into effect at p.m. Sailor Suit Abolished WASHINGTON (UPI) Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., the chief of naval operations who brought beer and beards to the "mod" Navy, Monday abolished bell bottoms and sailors' round hats in the most sweeping uniform change in U. S. naval history. The enlisted man's entire dress blue uniform its jumper, neckerchief, flap at the back of the neck and wide bottom trousers be cast overboard and replaced in two years by the same dark blue double-breasted suit, white shirt, black tie and while standard peaked military hat long worn by commissioned officers and chief petty officers. Zumwalt's action brought the Navy into line with Army, Air Force and Marine Corps dress codes under which only minor trim and caps are different on the uniforms of officers and enlisted men. Navy enlisted men will have silver buttons while chief petty officers and commissioned officers wear gold. The enlisted man's cap ornament will be an eagle with the letters "USN" in silver. Chief Petty officers and commissioned officers wear gold anchors rather than eagles. The Navy surveyed its men in 1956 and 1962 and found them happy with the existing sailor's suit. But a similar survey in December showed "a considerable sentiment for Zumwalt said. The revised uniform is the most dramatic of the many changes Zumwalt has ordered in his 11 months -as chief of naval operations and was announced on the Army's 196th birthday. The modernization will cost the government about million, Navy officers said, with stocks of old uniforms used up first. The new uniforms come into use July 1, 1973, but for the next two years the old uniform still will be aflowed. The present suit, except for a few changes in cut and color, looks very much like an 1812 jumper displayed in the Naval Museum. Bellbottoms, which the Navy is dropping just as they have come back into style, probably originated so men could roll their trousers above their knees when swabbing the decks and be removed quickly when abandoning ship. Goat 'Executed' OAIRACAS, Venezuela irate Venezuelan fanner Monday personally "executed" his pet goat after the animal ate the equivalent of in bills he was saving in a wicker basket. Red Congress Newspaper Ad Manager Dies In Cambridge CAMBRIDGE W. Andrew Smith, 62, of 812 North 12th street, Cambridge, classified advertising manager of the Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian, died unexpectedly at 7 p.m. Monday in Guernsey Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He had been admitted earlier in the day. Mr. Smith was well known in Ohio newspaper circles. Scott Funeral Home here is in charge. ______ Debris Sighted In Pacific Man Denies Shooting Benjamin Av. Woman HONOLULU (UPI) -A mili- tary rescue plane spotted debris Monday in an area of the Pacific ocean where an Air Force C135 vanished with 24 persons aboard while on a seemingly mysterious mission. An Air Force spokesman said one of the search planes sighted debris near tiny Palmyra island but could not determine wheth- er it was wreckage from the plane that disappeared Sunday night. Palmyra is about 700 mSes south-southwest of Ha- waii. The Air Force refused to reveal the plane's mission or even to say whether it was classified. The transport was on a five- hour flight from Pago Pago, American Samoa to Hickam AFB near Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The C135 belonged to the Air Force Systems Command, the Air Force's research and development arm headquar- tered in Washington, D.C. Air Force search planes also found a "crash position indica- a radio beacon ejected from a crippled aircraft when a crash is imminent. The spokes- man explained that such beacons, which resemble buoys, are usually "ejected from the plane upon crash." Roger Douglas Culp, 23, of Route 8, near Sonora, pleaded innocent Monday when arraigned in West County Court on a charge of shooting Miss KrisMe Pauline Chapman, 23, at her home, 1114 Benjamin avenue, last Thursday. Judge Christy Dunn set preliminary hearing for June 24, and bond at Culp is charged with "maliciously shooting with intent to kill, wound or maim." A shot was fired at Miss Chapman through a bathroom window at her home about 3 a.m. last Thursday, Culp was arrested at his home about an hour later. Miss Chapman is in guarded condition in the intensive care unit at Good Samaritan Medical Center where she is receiving treatment for a bullet wound in the spine. She was to have been married last Saturday st St. Nicholas Catholic Church to Walter Van Wart Jr. of Lincoln, Mass. Culp, who is represented by Attorney Michael Tanner, spoke only once at the five-minute arraignment and that was to answer a firm "not guilty" when Judge Dunn asked for his plea. SERUN I. Brezhnev, the Soviet Commu- nist party secretary, led leaders of Warsaw Pact nations to East Berlin Monday for the East German Communist party that opens Tuesday. Body Recovered CINCINNATI (UPI) Scuba divers Monday recovered the body of Ediwin Phelps, 18, from the Great Miami River near suburban Dunlap where he drowned Sunday while apparent- ly wading near the shore. Woman Killed By United Press International Elma Irene Kerr, 38, of Can- ton, Ohio was "killed Monday afternoon when the car she was driving crashed on W. Va. 9-2 in Preston County. Priest Resigns PROVIDENCE, R. I. The auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence Monday announced his resignation from the priest- hood because of "frustration" over policies of bishops in the United States. Gifts For Jackie PORTOFUNO, Italy Aristotle Onassis bought his wife, the former Jacqueline Kennedy, "several thousand dollars worth" of rings, ear- rings, bracelets and necklaces in a single shop Monday during a visit to this Italian Riviera resort. Neo-Fascists Gain ROME (UPI) Neo-fascists scored major gains in Sicily, Rome and other cities Monday in local elections described as a backlash against government appeasement of the Communist party. Roger Douglas Culp, 23, right, of Route 8, near Sonora, charged with the last Thursday morning shooting of Miss Kristie Pauline Chapman, 23, at her home, 1114 Benjamin avenue, is shown at his arraignment in West County Court, with his attorney, Michael Tanner. Rented Immediately Modem 5 rms. bath, pet mo inc. garage. Ph. 453 after 5pm.________________________ The person who ran this ad told us they received 12 calls and rented the property im- mediately. You too can get immediate response when you run a want ad try them today. 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