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   Bradford Era (Newspaper) - April 30, 1975, Bradford, Pennsylvania                                Mild tleudlftfeti and mild taday with thanw of ihawtn law in in mid Cloudy with ehartW of ihawwi lows In mid Radio Radio more than around the world or around Stay In wWh Radio 1496 on your Your Dependable Medium VOL 181 Swimil nt Iftttll WEDNESDAY APRIL Ililtlkltril Itnlly nl 13 A cop INVITATION Some 150 youngsters of Bradfords Com munity Outreach program will be presenting a concert of contenv youth and gospel songs in First United Methodist Church at 7 You are cordially invited to The between five and seventeen years of are divid ed into four age The youthful under the direc tion of Sprague of First Baptist Church and Howard Russell of First United will be delighted to have youcome hear them this HELICOPTERS Children of all ages including those of us who Have long since left childhood behind are beingintrigued these days the dropins by helicopters in conjunction with the military operations in the From babies to these whirlybirds really creating MAY FLOWfeRS The old saying about showers bringing Mays flowers will be up for testing starting This is the last day of April at the risk of being where has this month gone Jan dpli and his fellow faculty members not to mention students of the Journalism Department at Bonaventure are pleased that an anonymous donor has granted to the department to establish a broad cast facilities will be Jinked with the journalism completed in to provide prerecorded or live program ming and monitoring from the The new operation will include a halfinch video tape deckfor color recording and a color a monochrome and an audio The whose operations are slated to start in the will provide inclass teaching aid to journalism BILLS Pennsylvanias Hughi minority leader of the has introduced a number of One would eliminate the j twoyear residency require ment for all alien children who are adopted by American citizens and would grant them immediate Scott has also introduced legislation would exempt legal state lotteries from Taxa tion by the Internal Revenue Ser He pointed out that in Penn sylvania the funds by the state lotteries are used for senior citizens REMINDER As a service to our area State we are repeating state troopers at Lantz Corners are not making any solicitations of funds or are any other State Police units mak ing There have been complaints that business places been receiving telephone calls in which the impression was given that troopers were seeking funds for some so Not so Vietnam surrender ji unconditionally to VC f RISE AND FALL OF A JET A deactivated F102 Pennsylvania National Guard jet fighter is lifted by a helicopter from Harrisburg International Airport Tuesday in top photo and in bottom photo the same jet fighter lies in the Susquehanna River near the air The structure on side of plane came loose from the cradle holding it causing it to The jet was being transported to Indian town Military Reserva tion for permanent APEra Wirephoto Senate adjourns to stall Mazzei action Copter rescues Marines caught atop Embassy SAIGON lAP A Ma rine helicopter landed on the rooftop helipad of the bassy in downtown Saigon Wednesday morning and plucked out a large number of Marines who had been stranded here after the evacuation of Shellfire ringed the city as the CH46 Seaknight set down on the guided by a red smoke The Marines raced across the rooftop to climb It took off again within heading out to sea to awaiting Navy In the Pentagon said the Marine helicopter left the embassy rooftop at Saigon time KPT and that it carried U North Vietnamese and Viet long shells stemmed into Tan Son Nhut air base during the i still HARRISBURG a surprise move the Senate voted 2619 to adjourn until June dousing Republi can plans to rekindle the issue of Frank Mazzeis mem It was very clearly an effort to prevent the Republican ex pulsion resolution from coming before the said Re publican floor leader Richard The Republicans introduced on Tuesday their third resolu tion in as many weeks calling Mazzeis The 62yearold Pittsburgh Democrat has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined for taking in return for helping a Pitts burgh firm get state The vote eliminated at least four planned session days dur ing May and left nine bills wailing for final One of the bills would end the oneweek waiting period for unemployment Senate approval would have sent it to the but a Senate spokesman noted that some senators still had reservations about sections of the bill had planned further work on The vote was along party except for Edward who voted against and Clarence who voted for Before the Senate approved by a 3312 vote and sent to theHouse a bill giving leaders additional money for staff and Democratic leaders waited long enough for the bill to come back from the which ap proved Senate signed it and sent it to the gov The Senate also passed by 42 3 a measure giving certain re tired state employes a 5 per cent costofliving increase in their The latest Republican resolu tion concerning in troduced by a dozen again was based on the state Constitution which says persons convicted of infamous crime cannot serve in Corroon A Black Smith Agency Good Insurance Since 1900 SAIGON AP Viet nam declared unconditional surrender to the Viet Cong ending 30 years of President Duong Van Big Minh spoke to the nation only hours after an armada of Marine helicopters had com pleted an emergency evac uation of nearly 900 Americans and thousands of Vietnamese from the besieged a retired general and was named presi dent Monday in a desperate and unsuccessful attempt to negotiate a peace the Communist In a fiveminute radio ad Minh said The Republic of Vietnam policy is the policy peace and aimed at saving the blood of our I ask all service nicn to stop firing and stay where you I also demand that soldiers of the Provision Revolutionary Government I Viet Cong stop firing and stay in We arc here waitingfor the Provisional Revolutionary Gov to hand over author ity in order to stop useless Nguyen Huu dep uty chief of then went on the air to order all South Viet namese troops to carry but Minns All command ers must be ready to enter into relations commanders of the Provisional Revolutionary Government to carry out the ceasefire without As they Saigon fell si lent and shcllfire subsided along the northern rim where Viet Cong gunners had been bombarding the Saigon police and militiamen remained at their posts in dicating the Communistled troops had not yet entered the Some South Vietnamese offi cers complained that the evac uation of Americans had caused panic in the with many top army officers and most of the air force flee But il had been obvious that the capital would More a dozen North Vietnam eseViel Cong divisions were ringing which was de fended by less than one division of demoralized green Associated Press special cor respondent Peter tour ing the reported nervous soldiers fired occasionally into the air but he saw no dead or Soldiers near the ra dio station at the northeastern edge of town said Communist led forces had moved up to the Saigon River bridge and were poised to enter the Streets around the abandoned and ambassa dors residence were littered with papers and broken furniture left behind by looters who charged in after the Americans Americans going to assembly points for the emergency evac uation dodged random shots fired by bitter South Vietnam ese soldiers and fought off des perate civilians trying to go with Officials in Washington re ported that persons had been evacuated in the 13hour with Ambtissa dor Graham Martin on the last lift of 19 were carried by choppers to aircraft carriers standing off the The massive shelling of Tan Son Nhut air base ond an order by Minh for the American de fense attache and his staff to get out led to Preisdent Fords order to remove all with only a handful of newsmen and relief workers remaining Ford said the evacuation closes a chapterin the Ameri can and asked all Americans to close to avoid recrimination about the Socretwry of Stale Henry volvemont In Vietnam ended irt looting and rage1 Saigon feeling betrayed by fired shots al buses carrying evacuees lo the enK Kissinger said the priorities of bassy and at the helicopters Ihc evacuation were to save skimming taO with ho k te Slate lo bring J A m eri REFUGEES ARRIVE AT CAMP PENDLETON First group of refugees from bussed to Camp Pendleton Tuesday from El Toro Air Base near San where their plane from Guam had landed down the street followed by newsmen toward the quonset hut where they will stay till sent to Many in the group were accompanied by citizens who are the heads of APEra Complete American evacuation 4 WASHINGTON AP The United Slates completed evac uation of about Americans and Soulh Vietnamese late Tuesday as President Ford called on the nation to close to avoid recrimination about the When word was flashed to the While House lhat Ambassador Graham Marlin and the last evacuees had been airlifted Ford This action closes chapter in the American ex Delays blamed on bad weath pilot and difficult helicopter landings stretched oul Ihc withdrawal which marked the end in volvement in the Vietnam Two Marine pilots died in the final effort when their helicop ter fell into Ihe South China White House Press Secretary Ron Ncsscn said Ihe operation was extended several hours be Vause a lot more Vietnamese were taken oul than been He said oilier reasonswere occasional bad weather and pi lol In only wo helicopters could go in at one lime lo make pickups from the embassy roof and Ihe park ing he In a Secretary of Slate Henry Kissinger re jected suggestions that Am bassador Martin resisted this last He was in a very difficult Kissin ger he felt a moral obli gation lo the people with whom lie was He attempted to save as many people as Thats not lie worst fault a man can Kissinger said the United Stales moved deliberately over he last few weeks to avoid panic among the local popu lation and to save many of the lo South though to be in a high risk category because of their known opposition to Hanoi and the Al the same Kissinger credited the Soviet Union with providing some help in Ihc evacuation He was nol saying Ihc degree would have lo be assessed lat Kissingers before a nationwide radio ad television was interrupted by networks for regular pro gramming a few minutes be fore it To the two big fires of S9io One of the fjrej Vwfa JO in ammunition MM The Inside Story SMETHPQRT A total of are eligible to vote in McKean County in primary Page3 PHILADELPHIA Former Prispner of War is glad that war in Indochina has finally come to Page 3 RIOGWAY Republican Women discuss party unity and goals at daylong meeting at Elk Coun try Page 8 JOHNSONBUR6 Two triple three with lead Johnsonburg track team to Page 13 IMPORIUM Cameron County High School track team keeps record downs Port Page U N6W YORK Profittakers push prices broad ly lower on market after rally attempt Page 15 U First Viet refugees reach ftlitfffeJ 9 Women 45 By The Associated Press The first group of South Viet namese refugees destined for temporary homes on military buses in Arkansas and Florida arrived on the West Coast from Guam on Tues Thousands of other South Vietnamese fled or were evac uated from their homeland as the exodus from Saigon contin ued in the face of Communist led Senate Minority Leader Hugh estimated that 000 South Vietnamese had been evacuated by noon EOT on Other South Vietnam ese headed for Hong Kortg and the South China in government aircraft they ap propriated for their Congreional leaders who met with President Ford said all Americans had been evacuated from Tan S8h Nhut airport out side but added that as of about 600 Americans and South Vietnamese re mained to be rescued from the The arriving at Nor ton Air Force Base in4 El Toro Marine Corps Ajr Station were the first of up to who will be housed at Two other military bases Air Force and also are prepared for up to refugees Other many of them relatives of Americans or Vietnamese married to Ameri have come to the United States in recent but Tuesdays group marked the beginning of the mass arrivals expected in the next few Armed Marine guards sur rounded the inspection area at Kl Toro as the chartered air liner carrying about 300 refu gees toucneu1 down in midmorn ing Buses waited to take Ihe South Vietnamese to Camp Pendleton after they went through customs and im Another group of about 300 Americans and Vietnamese de pendents arrived earlier in the day at Norton Air Force Base in Most of the refugees have been going to Wake Officials on working to cut the red tape of immigra tion said more than persons had left for relo cation centers by but more ban refugees were housed in a dozen island Weve told the Air Force lhat we can start moving to a day out of said Durward Powell of the immigration Over a period of 10 we hope to increase it to a Military personnel on Wake opened to refugees last said the refugees there are living in singlefamily in contrast to the tents and makeshift barracks on They said flights were arriving at twohour intervals and added that the island refu gee population was expected to reach by the end of the Some Americans and South Vietnamese evacuated in six hours early Tuesday by helicopter were taken to WVf vw M t f t Island or the Philippines en aircraft earners in the South route 10 the United r other Soulh Vietnamese trying to get out of Ihe Many Soulh Vietnamese sim ply fled in any way they More than 130 Soulh Vietnam ese including Fighter transports and attack arrived al the Ameri canrun Utapao aii base in Thailand carrying about Vietnamese soldiers and civil The Pentagon said that Viet namese landed or ditched 18 helicopters on or near two Navy the Blue Ridge and Ihe No casualties were One Vietnamese Trung Ma flew his family and 17 other persons to the Blue a command and communications Surprised Marines ringed the landing pad as Quoi brought the heli copter Ihen gave the men a close shakedown and threw their weapons into the The Thai Foreign Ministry said all South Vietnamese planes in Thailand would be re turned to the next government fielding questions J I rom about 150 reporters in an J auditorium next door lo the While said obviously lliis has been a very painful exf and that it would be1 a long lime before could write about the war dfss It is clear Ihe war did not achieve Ihe objectives of wlio started Ihe original Kissinger those who sought to end il ojft terms compatible with the inV vestments j In the he the United States should be careful in Ihc commitments make and yet scrupulous carrying out the ones we dp Until Sunday Kissinger there was some hope the Communists would not power by military means arid lhat a negotiated solution to the war was But the rocketing of Tan Son Nhut airport impelled Ford to order a final The Norlb Vietnamese changed sig nals and we dont know lie At he same news Nessen read Fords in which the President said he had ordered the reduction of American personnel in the United Stales mission in Saigon to levels that could be quickly evacuated during an while enabling that mission lo continue to fulfill its duties Over the 13hour Americans and South ese were the admiiV istration China Manjj had to battle in South Off   

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