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Wellsville Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 30, 1975, Wellsville, New York Reporter Copyright by TV Company All Serving Allegany and Potter Counties Year New Wednesday April 1975 10 Cents Per Copy Peace after 35 years Communist army occupies Saigon SAIGON UPI A triumphant Communist army rode tanks flying Viet Cong flags into Saigon ending 35 years of war against Japanese and Vietnamese forces in the jungles of The conquering Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces crushed a few pockets of resistance by diehard defenders and then renamed the South Vietnamese capital Ho Chi Minh The cheering Communists shouted comrade to ders as dozens of tanks flying yellow and blue Viet Cong flags rum bled onto the grounds of the presidential A few of Saigons residents cheered their conquerors but most of them simply watched as Communist trucks and jeeps rolled down the streets of the The Communists entered the capital hours after the South Vietnamese government surrendered uncondition ally and the United States completed the evacuation of Americans from the Last to die in Vietnam By United Press International Charles McMahon named Boy of the Year in in was at home earlier this relaxing with his Darwin of Marshall was graduated from high school last joined the and was put in an honor Then they went to Charles and Edna McMahon said goodby to their son April They werent war was just about But two Marines walked up to the pink and white home Tuesday with the worst possible Their son was McMahon and Lance Judge were the last fighting men killed on Vietnam who had been in Vietnam just two and a veteran of were killed Monday by rocket and artillery fire on Tan Son Nhut airport outside than 12 hours before the start of the final evacuation of Americans from The parents of the dead Marines went into The shut their front and bolted They wanted to be alone with their McMahon came home the last time to Massachusetts to attend the annual Boys Club He was Boy of the Year in year before he was graduated from Woburn High McMahon and Judge were part of the Embassy security detachment assigned to the defense attache office at the Saigon They were the fourth and fifth men killed in Vietnam since the ceasefire agreement was signed in Paris in Judge joined the Marines last He arrived in Saigon March His and Henry said they were told he died at EOT The parents went into but Judges Greg said young Judge wanted to be a Marine and wanted to serve in This was one of his DeSauliners I think there and Australia were his Judge was the youngest of three McMahon had two younger Judges father is a postal father works at a gelatin company and he and his wife drive school Officials said it would be six to 12 days before the bodies of the young Marines are brought home for military Refugees arrive By United Press International The first large group of Vietnamese refugees rescued from Saigon has arrived in the United and many of the exiles set out immediately today to begin their new lives in American military officials at the Pacific refugee camps scheduled flights that will bring thousands more of the homeless people to this country by Some of the initial opposition some Americans expressed to the waves of Vietnamese evacuees was moderated Tuesday by other citizens who urged the refugees be Theyre coming for a chance to said Raymond an Army language expert sent to to help process I think its selfish the way these people are More than 350 of 813 refugees who landed in California Tuesday left for destinations across the country via rented buses and commercial Stewardesses who ac companied them on six flights from the Philippines and Guam said they were apparently well dressed and well Hundreds of American military men were at work at Camp Pendleton in California and Air Force Base in Florida to prepare housing and medical facilities for the The Communist victory dealt a stunning setback to the United which spent billion and lost more than lives in a futile effort to save the South Vietnamese Diehard government troops shot it out with Communists at the presidential palace for 10 minutes in one of a few battles across the UPI photographer Hoang Van Cuong jumped on one of the tanks to the ap plause of the smiling Communist soldiers and rode with the conquerors into the Vu Van prime minister in the fallen went on radio this afternoon to tell the people the entire city of Saigon has been completely He said the Saigon government agreed to surrender without con ditions and called on the people to obey the liberation Duong Van who took over as president of a South Vietnam two days announced the surrender at EOT Tuesday in a radio address to his The nicknamed Big Minh by his called on the Communists to stop shooting so that together we can discuss ways to hand over the reins of government without The Viet Cong refused to recognize puppet regime and there were unconfirmed reports that he was In the Viet Congs Provisional Revolutionary Government described the fall of the Saigon regime as an immense victory of historic im Hundreds of thousands of North Vietnamese crowded into the streets of Hanoi to celebrate the surrender of the Saigon The Yugoslav news agency said the wearing their best attended a mass rally in biggest Communications between Saigon and the rest of the world resumed at 5 5 EDT after being out for 3 A Viet Cong official at the Post Office apologized after UPI complained of the Im very the official said in We just have to cut this for a little We will give you back your service very Scores of South Vietnamese air force unwilling to live under a Com munist flew government warplanes to Americas U Tapao Air Base in South Vietnamese weary of a losing tore off uniforms on downtown Tu Do a garish strip of bars where pretty girls once catered to the desires of American PRESIDENT FORD confers with Senate Majority Leader Mike and Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott during a meeting with bipartisan Congressional leaders at the White House Later in the day President Ford announced that the emergency evacuation of Americans from South Vietnam had been completed successfully ending two decades of involvement in that UPI There were no bells to mark end of war WASHINGTON UPI The Indochina War ended as no other American conflict had with citizens and their friends evacuated by with Marines to protect them from both the enemy and the former allies they left There were no rallies in Times no ticker tape no triumphant The triumph was left to the Communists and their who had been fighting for 30 years against the the Americans and the South Vietnamese associated with these The United States had to negotiate with the Communists to make sure the evacuation went officials said I think it will be a long time before Americans will be able to talk or write about the war with some said Secretary of State Henry It is clear that the war did not achieve the objectives of those who started the original nor the objectives of those who sought to end that It is Kissinger that what is being aimed at by the Communists is a substantial political The United he made to Hanoi and the Pro Revolutionary I think we received some help from the Soviet Union in the evacuation The future was Kissinger agreed it was fair to say diplomatic relations are in abeyance with the government in South He said Thieu would be given asylum if he sought but the United States will not recognize an exile government of South He said Congress had been asked to provide humanitarian and that Ford would make a later decision as to what part of that humanitarian aid could be used in South Vietnam after the political evolution becomes Foreign he will be re Carey rejects hike Gf says refugees wealthy UPI phone Eugene stationed at Clark Jeanne Air Force Base in the Albany charged Monday that the United States refugee airlift out of Vietnam is now a Arnold made the charges during a interview with his a reporter tor the Times She wrote her sons observations for that paper Arnold said he personally observed refugees with solid has gold Few didnt get out j Weather Partly cloudy and high between 60 and 65 Increasing clouds and chance of rain developing Low near Rain likely and high again 60 to 65 Southeasterly winds 10 to 20 miles per The precipitation probability is 10 per cent 30 per cent tonight and 70 per cent HIGH 67 LOW 56 The high occurred at 5 and the low at 6 There was no precipitation and at the barometer read and Temperatures were 58 3 64 6 65 9 59 58 3 57 6 56 9 50 and By United Press International There are still Americans in Saigon Many are American corre seeing through to the end the story of a war that lasted 30 including four United Press International had no choice Tuesday on whether to join the evacuation of Saigon or whether to keep sending out their stories from the South Vietnamese angry mobs kept Saigon bureau chief Alan Asia news editor Leon and dents Paul Vogle and Charles Huntley from boarding buses to staging areas or scaling the walls of the The four returned to a darkened UPI bureau and began sending out stories using an emergency re porting Tuesdays airlift taking out the last the surrender of the country today and the Viet Congs entering Saigon in Those remaining behind also included longtime Vietnamese staffers who did not want to leave their homeland and a British schoolteacher repaying the hospitality of his hosts bracelets that run from the wrist to the above the He said he has also saw a man who arrived from Saigon with 27 and the youngest looked The master sergeant told his mother two brothels have been set up at one at tent city where the refugees are cared and another at the barracks for enlisted men outside the tent People are coming he and the government is totally subsidizing yet they have suitcases full of money and diamonds you wouldnt Arnold said it is becoming difficult to get volunteers to help with the He I could probably get a good thousand or more signa tures saying weve had He also told his mother she could check out his story through the chief of security police on the he added they clamp a security lid on UPI The Civil Service Employees which a month ago was ready to call its members off their jobs in a contract dispute with the today began a mail campaign asking state worker members to accept a factfinders recommendation for a 6 per cent pay increase which is much leaner than the unions original Hugh who first called for a panel to investigate the contract impasse between the state and the union rep resenting state Tuesday announced he was rejecting the panels thus pushing responsibility for settlement of the dispute over to the Carey said he turned down the panels proposed salary package because of its estimated million cost and repeated his earlier offer of a lump sum payment in lieu of a raise this Careys proposal would represent a per cent pay CSEA President Theodore Wenzl called Careys action noting that it was the governor himself that called for a panel and it was the states own agency that appointed the A spokesman for the union said the negotiators recommended tance with reservations and reluct but said the union leadership viewed the offer as resembling an acceptable solution to the Wenzl estimated it would take two weeks to complete a poll of the unions members and urged legislative leaders to begin hearings on the contract dispute as quickly as Careys office issued a statement which termed the recommendation for a 6 per cent pay in crease The governor repeated his position that the state was already faced with a million budget gap and faced with this I cannot and will not accept a salary increase which will increase that gap by another These are austere Carey repeated the offer the state had made at the last meeting with union negotiators We shall maintain minimum salary provisions providing and for an additional effective April 1975 we shall pay presently scheduled incremental in effective on the day next succeeding July 1975 we shall make a nonrecurring payment to each employe effective when this dispute is Mary Annes Lulu UPI Mary Anne today will at her nearly as part of a salary increase she repeatedly has said she would not UPI has The money is part of a salary increase approved by the state legislature last Miss has previously said she would not accept the and her aides maintain the money will be returned to the state The sources told UPI that Miss will receive a pay check for and a socalled or expense for Miss Krup sak originally said she would not accept the lulu payments reversed but then Additional school aid still unresolved UPI Local school district officials across the state are seemingly left in the dark today about how much additional school aid they can count on in their budget making procedures until about June Both houses of the legislature Tuesday appeared headed in different directions on the key issue of proposed increases in state aid to Leonard the Queens Democrat who heads the Assembly Education called a news conference to berate expected Senate action on a school aid sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Warren Although the Senate did not take action on its education plan because the chairman of its education committee was ill and unable to attend the Stavisky labelled the plan and said approval of the Anderson plan will mean mass firings of teachers I cause the closing of many Stavisky said the Assembly plan would give schools million extra during the next school compared with an estimated million under Andersons With the Senate ready to take action on its plan as early as Stavisky criticized Republican leaders for rushing into an aid program without consulting local school Stavisky announced a series of hearings would be held across the state during May before the Assembly would act on any school aid meaning that no aid plan would be approved by both houses of the legislature until the last week of May or early The paycheck includes the lieutenant governors normal biweekly salary of plus about three months re pay for the salary increase from to During the campaigns for both her partys nomination and as the Democratic Miss said she would not accept the additional a year because the states fiscal situation requires belt Although the increase went into effect January the funds needed to implement it did not become available until the start of the current fiscal which began April Sources said the payment of the back money was made at the request of the lieutenant governors Theres no question about shes the one whos asking for one source One of the lieutenant governors after several conferences with Miss said her boss will stand by her she will give the money The saying she was not clear herself on how the money would be said Miss told her I want it perfect Im going to issue a statement on how I will be working it She quoted Miss as saying yes I am going to stand on my statement and I will turn that money
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