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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - June 27, 1972, Winona, Minnesota Partly with scattered thunderstorms of Publication Winona Daily News GET SOME Read tin Want Ads WINONA MINNESOTA 55987 TUESDAY JUNE 27 1972 3 26 15 Airfield near center of Hanoi bombed SAIGON AP U.S planes bombed an airfield two miles from the center of Hanoi on Monday the U.S Command reported and other military sources said American raiders returned to the region again today for the fourth straight day The raid on the Bac Mai field and adjoining warehouses was the closest to the center of the NorUi Vietnamese capital in Die current air offensive the command said It reported four warehouses destroyed and nine others damaged Other U.S jets used guided bombs to damage a at a thermal power plant four northwest of phong a communique said It reported a total of 320 strikes against North Vietnam day U.S reports of the targets hit today and the damage done will not be available until day But Hanoi Radio reported six American planes shot down five of them over Hanoi and said some of the pilots were captured Hanoi has claimed 23 U.S planes downed in the last week 17 of them in the last four days The U.S Command today re- ported its first loss in the North for that period an Air Force Phantom downed last Wednesday with the two men missing But military sources acknowledged that search and rescue operations for other downed pilots are still in progress Military sources also ed that North Vietnamese have begun construction of a petroleum pipeline from the Chinese border toward Hanoi in an apparent effort to counter the bombing They said the project ably accounts for some of the new forces which the North Vietnamese radio said Monday have joined the struggle to re- pair the damage done by the massive bombing campaign In the ground war Vietnamese forces southwest Hue came under fresh shelling and troop assaults at two points early today but spokesmen said the attacks were repulsed WOUNDED EVACUEES PANIC civilians and troops attempt to push their way aboard a South Vietnamese evacuation helicopter hovering over a stretch of Highway 13 near An Loc Evacuation copters were forced to leave more seriously wounded behind after they were mobbed by walking wounded IRA provisions stage show of strength Cease-fire start uneasy BELFAST Northern land AP A in Northern Ireland's rilla war got off to an uneasy start today after the Irish Republican Army's wing staged a bloody show of strength up to the hour of truce and some hards sniped at British troops more than an hour ter the deadline Bui the British Army be- that IRA peace squads were cracking down on their to en- force the cease-fire In some areas the IRA may have even shot it out with the diehards the British Army said The Army reported eral attacks on froops after the start of the cease-fire at midnight Monday and said soldiers in Belfast hit a man in an exchange about 1 But no were involved in other night shooting around the capital causing authorities to suspect thai IRA squads were disciplining their own A cautious but able change in mood was evident as the truce began Catholics handed out beer and to British in one Belfast street the first such friendliness the soldiers had experienced in many months British military police found a new submachine gun discarded in a garbage bin near a known guerrilla hideout In Londonderry where terrorists and the army had been exchanging fire almost daily IRA men were ed to guard soldiers from renegade gunmen Leaders of the IRA said Monday night the last-minute rampage of shooting bombing and hank was staged to emphasize lo the that they called cease-fire from a position of strength At least nine persons were killed during he four-day offensive They included a British sergeant shot two minutes before midnight in an ambush in East Belfast another soldier cut down by fire in and a policeman killed In Newry A man wounded earlier died during the night ngi to 387 the number killed fn Northern Ireland's three years of civil strife There were bomb blasts aA hotels customs posts bars and stores in all six counties of Northern Ireland In fast 10 bombs exploded in the last hour before the cease-fire One planted in a stolen car aged 50 downtown houses Shortly after the truce went into effect troops pulled back from the street battlegrounds to take up a low profile so the rillas could not claim they were provoked into ing Devaluation of pound exceeds four percent LONDON Brit- ish pound dropped to today a devaluation of 4.6 percent after the London foreign exchange market opened for the first lime since the government's de- last Friday to let the pound float The dollar strengthened elsewhere in Europe The pound opened al and later eased back to Dealers said the ket was busy but more with inquiries than with trade They reported small amounts were changing hands The dealers said the ture would probably he clearer Wednesday when most exchanges on the Continent reopen London bullion dealers set their morning price for gold at an ounce down from the previous close Dealers took this as an indication that the pound might settle for the time be- ing around the level In Switzerland the dollar jumped to Swiss francs from at Monday night's close The dollar opened at 3.16 marks on Frankfurt's open market up from 3.15 Monday The pound dropped lo 7.90 marks down from 8.21 when it was last traded on day It was about the same rate of devaluation as in London The opening of London exchange market for the first lime since ment freed the pound last Friday was watched for some indication of the future course of the rency The last official rale on pound was and there have been predictions it would settle at the rate before the devaluation of the dollar last year All other European ex- changes except Zurich re- main closed until day The Zurich market has not closed during the crisis Japanese Foreign Minister Takeo said Tokyo foreign exchange market probably would reopen Thursday The Swiss government dered sweeping on foreign day to close the door to speculative money seeking a haven in Switzerland during the crisis The measures went into force immediately Banks brokers and other tions were barred from in- vesting foreign capital in Swiss securities foreign Swiss franc issues and gages on Swiss real estate And persons or lions domiciled outside were barred from buying Swiss real estate President Nello Cello who is also Switzerland's finance minister also announced thai Switzerland would not join in the plans made by the Common Market nations lo prevent devaluation of the Italian lira CLEANUP BEGINS Workers begin cleaning up the west side of Wilkes Barre Pa The waters have receded almost to the banks of the Susquehanna River ing residents and businessmen lo move back into the area AP Thousands more return to homes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Receding waters from the Eastern worst flooding disaster enabled thousands more to return to their homes today but crisis points remained at Wilkes-Barre Pa and Big Flats The death toll from the week-long rampage by Tropical Storm Agnes climbed lo 123 Monday Among the latest times were three newsmen killed in a helicopter crash as they returned from surveying the devastation Drinking water remained a major problem in dozens of the communities but the arrival of water tion units in some areas helped case the need for trucking in supplies New appropriations of federal rebuilding aid were mised by President Nixon after complaints that the initial allocations were far too small Estimates of damage run over billion in Pennsylvania atone For the present much of the relief came from people helping people Mayor Eugene Peters of Scranton Pa brought hundreds of his city's workers to help man the food and medicine distribution center in Wilkes-Barre Floods deal final blow to railroad CLEVELAND Ohio AP Recent floods in New York State were final blow that forced the Erie Lackawanna Railway Co to file for under bankruptcy laws says John Fishwick Fishwick president of the Norfolk t Western Railway a director of the Erie awanna said after the U S District Court filing Monday lhat Erie managers have done a great job against almost in- surmountable odds They just ran out of he added The coup de grace was the flood It stopped the revenues and with the amount of money needed for the up it was the end The action came two years after Penn Central road the nation's largest sought reorganization under the bankruptcy law The Erie Lackawanna with an income of million a year and assets of more than million is the 12th largest railroad in the nation It marily carries freight but about commuters use it daily in New Jersey The railroad has been in and out of financial trouble since it was formed 12 years ago by the merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware Lackawanna Western both about 110 years old Erie Lackawanna reported of million last year and rumors circulated a few months ago that the railroad would file bankruptcy ings President Gregory Maxwell said then that measures had been and that the company would not file for bankruptcy Federal Judge Robert Krupansky ordered the railroad to remain in operation pending a court hearing July 10 when the task of appointing trustees to reorganize the railroad is es peeled lo begin Anderson son has called for DFL legislative candidates lo meet lo draft a now parly platform story page Hangups Credentials Winona c ia I s are blaming state agencies for bureaucratic delays in ing for the Street project story page The cratic Credentials tee was ready lo rule today on delegate challenges in Carolina Alabama and Florida in an inaugural lest of strength aimed at fair representation of men blacks and youth story page 73 FBI have fourd a chine sun used in an liner hijacking and ed ransom story page Ccrn rn is si on has voted a 3 percent price in crease limit for large ice firms and limited raises for professional services lo 2.5 percent story page lOa Israel rejects council TELL ME MORE Presidential ful Sen George McGovern has ear of Texas State Rep Frances Sissy at a rally in San Antonio Monday night Mrs lost a runoff primary race June 3 for Democratic nomination for governor of Texas AP Slap down Wallace Platform writers lean toward McGovern views WASHINGTON AP Democratic platform writers in an session ing today put together a document tinged with Sen George McGovern's views on Indochina withdrawal and domestic issues without out- right endorsement of some of his more controversial stands But as it sought to ion moderately liberal planks the Platform Com- slapped down hard an effort by backers of Alabama Gov George C Wallace lo put the party be- hind a proposed al amendment outlawing busing for racial balance in schools Other Wallace proposals also were defeated but without rancor on either side Moreover the com- made visible efforts to include in preambles and other tions the language proposed by the Alabama governor's spokesmen Mandated by new party rules to do their work in public the 150 committee members toiled from 9 Monday until well into this morning under searing tele- vision lights and in view of a heavy delegation of men and a thinning They substantially recast preliminary draft sub- mitted by a subcommittee Amendments to assert women's right lo abortion and lo call for an end to discrimination in ment and other fields against homosexuals were defeated after hours of debate But a statement calling for abolition of the death penalty as an ineffective and cruel deterrent was adopted Among surprise ments was one calling for defeat of the pending adding another obstacle to formidable ones the measure has encountered in Congress Spearheaded by a group of black delegates the amendment carried 64 lo 28 But committee re- fused lo endorse the posal of the National fare Rights Organization for a guaranteed income for a family of four On tax reform the com- voted to endorse as a minimum and posal of leading Democrats in Congress to force amination of most tax pre- by bringing them up for repeal over a year period But the committee also called for immediate ing of the most fied of the tax loopholes and for Social Security tax changes that would rely more on payroll taxes on higher earnings and on eral Treasury receipts It also endorsed federal revenue sharing with stales and cities easing of perty taxes and rejection of the value-added tax Continued on page col 4 Platform writers UNITED NATIONS 1 AP Israel rejected a Security Council resolution Monday night condemning it for raids last week into non calling the censure an front to Hie victims of Arab atrocities and n travesty of j justice Israeli Ambassador Yosef koah said the resolution be- longs in the morgue of history and might have grave on the Middle East if it encourages ists to continue their attacks Submitted by Belgium Brit- ain and France the com- promise resolution was worked out in conjunction with three meetings of debate that began last Friday at the request of Lebanon and Israel The adopted It with the tailed Stales and Panama ab- laming It was the sixth time in ears thai council has for- mally condemned Israel for trikes into Lebanon in ation for attacks from an guerrillas based The resolution made an ob- ique reference to the guerrilla attacks saying the council profoundly deplored all acts of violence in the area But U.S Ambassador George Bush said his was not enough for a and fair resolution and he United Stales therefore ab- stained in the vote Adoption of he resolution scuttled an American proposal for a condemnation of acls of violence in the area and a call tor their immediate cessation The resolution adopted called on Israel to refrain from all military acts against Lebanon and to return at the earliest possible time six Syrian and Lebanese officers captured in Lebanon last Wednesday by the Israeli raiders Indicating no end to he re- prisal policy said rael would hold Lebanon to ils duty lo the use of its territory as a base for acts of murder Tekoah also told the council that his government desires tha speedy repatriation of all and that negotiations to accomplish this are under way percent would get break McGovern revising welfare reform By GREGG HERRINGTON SAN ANTONIO Tex AP Sen George Govern who is within shouting distance of ning the Democratic presidential nomination has leaked word he is revising the plan that has become a major issue in his campaign Eighty percent of American taxpayers would get a financial break under the new plan McGovern told labor leaders and Democratic officeholders in Oklahoma City Monday The remaining 20 percent he said would pay more especially those making at least a year The senator who is on a tour of the South gave no details of the revision An aide said mention of the plan at the meeting was tent and that McGovern had not intended to discuss it until all wrinkles are worked out McGovern originally had proposed a guaranteed annual allowance of per person He said this generally would have meant a lax break for a family of four making a year or less and a higher lax bile for others That plan has come under considerable fire mainly because of its effect on families of moderate income The Democratic Platform meeting in Washington has gone on record against pending legislation but has refused to en- dorse a proposal advanced by the National fare Rights Organization for a guaranteed income for a family of four McGovern who addressed a rally in San An- tonio Monday night planned to go to Arkansas and Georgia today in search of enough delegates to nail down the nomination On Monday McGovern lashed out al the Nixon administration's so-called Southern strategy The words are modern but the strategy is he told a rally ia San Antonio That strategy stretches back to the dark days of the Civil War and since then has scarred an entire century of American life McGovern said the strategy overlooks the rights of Mexican-Americans blacks and other minorities in this country It slyly hints that what's important is not peace but the preservation of racial division in our own neighborhoods McGovern's appearance in San capped a day that included a stop in Oklahoma City but began in Washington where he told a news ence that blacks had provided enough delegate support to give him convention delegates enough lo ensure his nomination But later in Oklahoma City his aides ed there had been some errors in earlier calcula lions and McGovern was short of the nomination having delegates committed to him on the first of the needed for tion
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