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   Odessa American, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1971, Odessa, Texas                               '1 M i i mMiiuHon fc man tmporitnt HMMI BmftvilU AN INDEPENDENT FREEDOM. NEWSPAPER VOL. XLVI. NO. 81S 10 CENTS NOV. HOME EDITION 22 SECTIONS Cold Night Forecast For Odessa Area A bleak drizzle is expected to i scooted out of the Odessa this afternoon lea partly cloudy skies wartner temperatures. it should be cold again tonight. The National Weather Service Station at Terminal reported an official .02 of an inch of rain which began Sunday about p.m. and continued in a cold sweat until 3 a.m. today. Drizzle began again at a.m. and continued spotting the Srea until noon. Downtown Odessa recorded .08 of an inch of wetness by this morning. The Texas Electric Service Co. reported .05 of an inch in North .01 of an inch in South a trace at Mona- haris and .03 of an inch at Spr'a- berry at 9 a.m. A trace of rain was reported at fire station number four at University and Colder and at fire station six at 34th and Brentwopd in Odessa. The high Sunday was a mere 45 degrees with the overnight low stopping at 40 degrees. The high today should make the .upper. 5p's with the low tonight dropping to 38. The high Tuesday should get up to 68. Winds can be expected out of the southwest from 10-20 miles per hour. A high pressure ridge over East Texas brought clear skies early today with West Texas skies also cloudless. Elsewhere it was cloudy and light showers fell over the Pan- handle and in the Brownsville area during the night. A band of showers developed to the west of Midland before dawn. The predawn temperatures ranged from the 30s and 40s across the western portion of Texas to near 60 in the lower tip of the state. 'The National Weather Service said widely scattered showers were expected to move across west and Northwest Texas today and some fain will spot the Coastal Hams. Otherwise skies will be cloudy to partly fctatdy and the western portion of the state sbouM .warm up a The Weather FORECAST FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT TERMIN- Decreastra cloiMiness this fair tonhiht and warm- and cew atain toniiht. louth and southwesterly winds 10-20 milts per hour. Htfh teday low tonHht Wfh tomorrow M. high overnight tow at. TEMPERATURES CITY MAX. Alpfne..................51 Amarlllo 4i Denver .................42 El Paso .................54 Fort Worm .............40 50 Galveiton ...............ii 5t Marfo 42 32 New 42 33 Oklahoma City .........53 21 San Antonio .....MM... 57 54 St Lewis Sun sets .today Tuesday at a.m. Precipitation lost 24 hours .02. -P Prayer Foes Have Strength WASHINGTON Rouse foes of a proposed con- stitutional amendment to per- mit prayers in public schools demonstrated enough strength on a preliminary test Monday to defeat the proposal later in the day. They failed by roll can vote of 242 to 15f to block a move to force consideration of the pro- posal but mustered more than one-third of the total tally. the proposed amendment ndeds a two-thirds vote when put to a test on its merits lat- er. The preliminary vote showed the proposal's backers with 24 votes short of the two- thirds-required 00 the final test. nir 'I t W1' 'Ml' I i. w ombers q 'M' .1-' North trate j tnam SAIGON dozen US. fighter bombers attacked antiaircraft sites around North Vietnamese air bases Sun- day and today and one of the strikes was 180 miles north of the demilitarized the deepest penetration this year. The U.S. Command said the attacks were carried out after the sites fired on unarmed Navy and Air Force reconnais- sance planes. Results of the bombing raids were not known and there was no damage to the three reconnaissance planes and their 12 fighter-bomber the command said. Each reconnaissance plane was es- corted by four fighter-bombers. The new strikes raised to 73 the num- ber of raids reported by the U.S. Com- mand inside North Vietnam this year. A spokesman for the U.S. Maj. Richard said he had no information on the mission of the recon- naissance planes but they apparently were photographing the air bases and any North Vietnamese MIG interceptors that might be operating there. There were no reports of any MIGs challenging the U.S. Gardner said he did not. know if any MIGs were slighted on the ground. The deepest penetration was the Quan Lang 180 miles above the DMZ and 155 miles south of An Air Force RF4 reconnais- sance jet was fired on today over the air base'by antiaircraft guns and four of its escorts retaliated with bombs. About the same 40 miles farther a carrier-based Navy RA5 recon- naissance aircraft flying a mission over the Vinh Air Base was fired on. Again four Navy F4 escorts returned the fire. 'ill I II t I'M f Hih I WASHINGTON Sec- retary of Defense Melvin R. Laird said today the Vietnam- ization program is succeeding better than expected with South Vietnamese now able to the military situation to an extent I did not think pos- sible when this program be- gan. N'l IMIJ I..... it1 I It il HltTQN AND DAUGHTER Durng One Of Their Fun Moments Laird gave an uncharacte- ristically optimistic picture on his return from a five-day visit to Saigon. A Pentagon aide viewed his comments as laying the groundwork for another signifi- cant reduction in U.S. forces in Southeast Asia by President Nixon next week. Laird described the progress- made by the South Vietnamese as and declared the Nixon adminis- of tupning. re- sp9Dsibility for'the conduct of tte war river to Saigon as being Vr- t- schedule or SSBU ule in all The Defense'Secretary reiter- ated the administration's goal to reduce U.S. involvement to a small advisory mission and to then eventually phase out that The only he is the President's in- tention to leave some military personnel in Vietnam until American war prisoners are leased. Related Page 9-A He declined to speculate on the next phase of the pullout but predicted substantial reduc- tions in the use of American air power as the South Vietnamese air force gains strength. he that as long as American forces remain in South U.S. air power will be there to protect them. He also said most Americans have been removed from the ground combat role but that some troopsjsjpuld also remain fc to protectTAmencan logistical and support forces aiding the South Vietnamese. At a news conference at near- by Andrews Air Force Laird declined to answer how large a residual force would be left behind next year. The ad- ministration is believed to be thinking at a force of about 000 by next President Nixon has prom- 5sed an announcement next week on the size of the next which now aver- age about men a month. U.S. troop now down to is scheduled to drop to by Dec. L The Defense Secretary said the North Vietnamese were not n as strong a position now as they were a year ago and their threat to South Vietnam has been reduced. But he cau- the enemy was still ca- of creating some said the South Vietnamese were not ca- pable of handling the situation to a degree don't think pos- sible when the program Giving the South Vietnamese a reasonable chance to which Laird now believes they is one of the criteria set by Nixon for determining the pace of American withdrawal. Inside Today1 s ODESSA AMERICAN LUNCH They Fought Hard For Supporters Of The Federal School Lunch Program Have Mixed Emotions About The Resolution That Keeps The Program From Being Cut Back. AMUSEMENTS ...........5B BUSINESS REVIEW......8A COMICS.............J......6B DATELINE ..............10B DEAR ABBY.............10B DOCTOR'S COLUMN EDITORIALS .............4B FINANCIAL NEWS......10A HORSE SENSE...........6A INJUN WOODY ..........10B JACOBY ON BRIDGE.....5B JUMBLE .................10B OIL NEWS...............11A SOCIETY NEWS ..........5A SPORTS 2-3B TV LOG..................10A WORRY CLINIC 7A YOUR STARS .............SB DENVER is Lyn Helton confided to her tape recorder. the first time at the ripe old age of She made the comments two months as bone cancer sapped her strength. The young wife and mother died at Children's Hospital on her husband Tom at her side. She had been admitted eight days previously when she became too weak to remain at home. In tape recordings and in poetry she had been discussing her goal a book which might help others faced with fatal disease. was in pretty good spirits all the Helton said. think it was a relief for her to die. It had been pretty In her Mrs. Helton said there was in knowing her death was to be soon. She said she was not afraid of death because she had known love. Last Mrs. Helton's tape recorder and the tape she had been using to record were but she obtained another recorder to continue her project. At the time of the theft sHe explained that her project was an attempt to try get across how it feels to be dying and raising children at the same I believe it would be helpful to mothers who have this The book she hoped to complete was still unfinished at the time of her but her husband says he plans to try to finish it from Jher tapes. The Heltons and their 1-year-old moved here last year from Green Riv- so she could be treated. It was then she began usinjr a tape recorder to catalogue her thoughts on dying and leaving her husband and daughter behind. WASHINGTON Most sailors doing time in the brig can now expect weekly visits from their who have beeen -ordered to lend them 'sympathetic sound and a boost back up. The recent order from Navy headquarters says prisoners rarely have been visited by ship and shore commanders. goal of the Navy's cor- rections program is to restore prisoners to said a di- rective sent worldwide. this is to be it is important that commanding officers show a personal est and take an active part in the effort to rehabilitate indi- vidual offenders under their A commanding officer can contribute significantly to sal- vaging a prisoner visiting him and providing a sympa- thetic sound and whatever administrative assis- tance he can the or- der said. Navy head- quarters cir- cumstances the com- manding officer or his desig- nated representative shall ar- range to visit weekly the indi- viduals under his command who are in Disciplinary officials said the Navy's confinement rate is at the lowest level in 1.8 per enlisted men. There were 904 men in brigs or correctional centers as of Sept. 30. Along with other Navy re- service leaders have been exploring new prison ap- proaches far removed from the harsh bread-and-water philosophy of many years ago. The Navy plans to open a new retraining probably in se- nior officers said. Those men found suitable will get from six to eight weeks of special retraining before being re- turned to duty. During this pe- they will be under what is called living in their own barracks rooms. The Navy also is stressing under which an inmate with a good brig record may be allowed to work on the base all day like any other sailor. Sleeping and eating apart from other pris- these base parolees also enjoy more TV watching and other privileges. Navy prisons also are under- going change. A new correc- tional center is due to open in next March with considerable space set aside for inmate training in various trades and for recreation. Con- struction of another new cen- ter will begin next year at Roosevelt Puerto Rico. Guarded More Closely Now Jhan By K Hospital DETROIT A soldieriand other injuries and illnesses who spent more than two years picked up in captivity. in Viet Cong captivity was finally free and I being released last month says wanted to get out and meet he is being held in tighter se- he said. curity at an Army hospital than got upset and said a few he ever was by the enemy. things. They sent the psych they had me more head in and I ex- guarded here than they did plained that a lot of things with the S.Sgt. John Sex- bothered me and I wanted ton Jr. of Mich. someone to talk to. Not some the Detroit Free Press in a cop- old but a you me what he'd done for the pris- Sexton said. Army tried to say he shouldn't come up because he might have had bad ideas or some- thing. That really got me mad guy. After young Sexton walked into an American camp in South Vietnam Oct. 8 his father reported receiving a letter writ- ten by young Sexton shortly er his capture but held up by because I wanted to talk to Army officials for two years for reasons which have not been yrighted interview. ft A t T my own At least I got away from the He said that after talking to Viet Cong but here the he was there's no getting he told allowed to visit other patients the Free Press. in the but only in the He is a patient at Fitz- company of an Army nurse. Simmons Army Aur- also said he was Colo. unhappy about Army attempts According to the Free Press to keep him from meeting H. Ross a Dallas million- Sexton complained bitterly of aire who has been active in ef- his closely guarded treatment forts to free prisoners of war. at the where he is really wanted to see the finally let him but I got the impression they told him to hurry up and run Perot said of the there was any internal prob- I was not aware of it. The visit was initiated by either Sexton or his parents. We vis- ited very casually for less than half an hour on Oct. 28. It was what you would call a normalj hospital-type visit. I told him we were pleased to see that he had been The sergeant's a Chevrolet said a guard is constantly stationed at The soldier also said he was to have been released by the Viet Cong on three earlier occa- but each time the release failed because allied forces failed to show up for a pre- arranged prisoner exchange. 1 i M T I fc _J being treated for malnutrition i man because my parents told his son's hospital room. The Quipster Married folks may not live any longer than single but it sure seems like rmy. uitting have been shot five times and bayoneted ttree none of which was painful to me as the decision I must BOW said U. CoL Anthony Hertert in revealing pfam to quit the Aimy early year. fte motthigNy dec- orated U.S. enlisted soldier of the Korean revealed Sun- day he would submit a request retirement beca from hfc anw ttat ftflow f WHradat Vtataaa years 11 the service. The retire- ment statement was issued thrfufh Us' civilian Mortis Brown of the American Civil Liberties Union. Herbert cited wlat he termed stress on his fam- ily and perjonal harassment by the Army as factors contrib- uting to his retirement. He said he is eligible to retire Feb. 1972. I awl fte Mer-eU tf Htr- v w with the from doing so without written permission from superiors. A firm denial of the charges of harassment and was voiced last Thursday by Tom deputy com- m and ing officer at Ft. McPhersoo where Herbert is stationed. But Brown said Herbert made every effort to obtain within the Army the right to speak and has been denied that rifbt atfanpta-thut far suo CoL Htfbert hivt toetodod tbt CMotUatkw to tha leave time granted and the re- fusal to grant him a portion of his days earned leave and new the requirement of Pentagon level approval of in- terviews to which he is willing to Herbert's feud with the Army flared openly last March after he accused Maj. Gen. John Barnes and Col. J. Ross lin of dereliction of duty and mispriskm of a for allegedly foiUv to pasi oo reports of wnrt Hcreert torture in VMoam iHv agafast FrnMtn t dtamktod Jity and those against Barnes were diopped when Maj. Gen. Ro- land M. commander of the military district of Wash- concluded avail- able evidence did not establish the commission of alleged of- Herbert charged that during the 56 days he served as a bat- talion commander he reported to Franklin one murder of a Vietnamese woman which he two other murders which were reported to turt which be witnessed and other instances of torturt which ftportid to htak He said he was called a a crook by Barnes and Franklin and was relieved of his command. Barnes and Franklin served as commander and deputy commander of the 173rd Air- borne while Herbert was its inspector general and later commander of its 2nd Battalion. Franklin filed an efficiency report describing Herbert as uncooperative and without moral courage or loyalty. last Oct I Secretary of the Robert Froehlkt or- dered the report purged from Herbert's file on grounds it ''contains some unwarranted expressions of Herbert has seen combat duty in where he was wounded four and Viet- nam. Among his decorations is the Silver Star with three Oak Leaf three for service in one for service in Vietnam. He said the murder and tor- tures that be witnessed were committed by Vietnamest serving with military but with the full knowMgt and support ot American officers who wert ANNNNY NOtBHlT i.   

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