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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - May 21, 1972, Bakersfield, California Color t 25� pit Sali Tumiati sunday vol. 86 $2.50 monthly delivered Bakersfield California sunday May 21, 1972 nine sections 114 pages j no. 142 a u i i i w h .1111 a a ii. In. a a Bakersfield California sunday May 21, 1972 nine sections 114 pages edits Austria protesters arrival police Clear Airport of angry mob demonstrators bum american Flag in streets of Salzburg Austria at conclusion of a protest March through the City. Sign at left says a Nixon kills and Kreisky keeps silent Quot among demonstrators was Peter Kreisky 28, son of austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky Nixon s official Host during the 36-hour Stopover in Salzburg a wire photo Tanker damaged but mine report false Newport i. Apr an explosion damaged the Forward pump room of a Small Tanker in Narragansett Ray on saturday starting a fire which was brought under control by crewmen and coast guard boats before it could ignite the cargo of gasoline. The explosion came As the vessel approached the Newport Bridge a High level suspension Span which links Newport with Jamestown Island. The blast had caused concern because the Newport daily news received a note a few hours earlier signed a Newport liberation front a which said the group had a mined a Newport Harbor which is not far from where the Tanker explosion occurred. But the Tanker explosion was internal and not connected with the threat. And authorities checking out the report of a a mines a found Only a line of coloured balloons anchored by cords to half bricks stretched across the Harbor Entrance several Miles from the scene of the Tanker blast. The vessel was identified As the Chester a. Poling one of a number of such vessels operated by Poling Brothers of new York. It was in route from new York to Providence with a cargo of 22,000 barrels of gasoline. The fire we As confined to the vessels pump room and was extinguished before it could endanger the gasoline. Paul Hicks of the Rhode Island Petroleum association said that two tugs and a Barge were ordered to the scene to pump the gasoline out of the damaged Tanker. The ship lost her Power after the blast and drifted towards the Eastern Shore of Narragansett Bay but got under Way later. Hicks said the ship s Hull was not damaged and that there was no danger of spillage of any of the gasoline. None of the members of tile ship s Crew was reported injured but one coast guardsman was taken ashore after he was overcome by fumes while helping fight the fire. Rules tighten insurance ads in Ramento apr state France commissioner rials d. Barger unveiled a age set of regulations Sally aimed at making sure vilify insurance and Ising is truthful Nong other things the new s say insurance ads must Ide exceptions reductions limitations in coverage n they refer to Dollar a its a lid benefits. Barger s lations also say waiting or Lati onary periods before rage goes into effect must be disclosed. In Section of the Regula declares a phrases such this policy pays $1,800 for ital room and Board exes Are incomplete out indicating the Max a daily Benefit and the time limit for weather to it min nature a by in Ayen a today 51 h today 73 r tomorrow 52 Jyh tomorrow 77 . Sunset 7 5 rainfall 1.87 season Normal 6.24 Reservoir 122.331 acre feet Low in 765 cos oui 611 cos forecast Lay. Fair through monday a decreasing wind. Hospital room and Board he issued the regulations in response to complaints about Hospital indemnity policies Barger said in a news release. The regulations say testimonials from satisfied users must be genuine and a the manufacturing or unscrupulous editing or a doctoring up of a testimonial is clearly prohibited As being false and secret payments to persons to induce testimonials Are forbidden but the new rules would not require disclosure of a a nominal compensation for use of a letter or payment of Union scale wages for a broadcast testimonial if a celebrity is being paid to endorse a policy advertisements must say so Barger said. But instead of flatly saying so and so was paid for his endorsement companies can use a phrase such As a has been hired As a marketing consultants to let the Public know the celebrity is receiving Money for the endorsement Barger added. Illustrations of a a Home office building a shall not be misleading with respect to the see insurance Page 2 violence flickers in Belfast Belfast up sniper machine gun fire killed a Volunteer Soldier i county Tyrone saturday and Small bands of demonstrators roamed the Street of Ulster a two main cities throwing stones and firebombs at British troops. Four gunmen shot and wounded a roman Catholic Barber in heavily protestant county Antrim. The army said several fire bombings Street clashes and shooting incidents broke out saturday in Londonderry and Belfast. In two of the Londonderry gun fights soldiers said they felled gunmen without taking any casualties themselves. One gunman toppled from the roof of an empty school after an Exchange of fire with sentry troops in blight Lane but it was not known How badly he was wounded. The shooting came As Small crowds gathered in the streets of Londonderry and Belfast throwing stones and occasional Molotov cocktails at British soldiers. The troops fired rubber bullets at least three times and nausea Gas at least twice to disperse the crowds. A trouble is flickering All Over town a a spokesman in Belfast said. In Londonderry angry roman catholics demonstrated protesting the Friday killing of a teen Ager. The Irish Republican army Ira said Manus decry 15, we As chatting with a Friend outside a fish and chips shop in the Catholic bog Side area when he was killed by a British army Bullet. Fire bombs we ent off in two Belfast clothing stores at closing time but no casualties were reported. An army spokesman said Lance Cpl. Henry Gillespie. 32, a member of the Volunteer Ulster defense regiment cd was shot and killed when a gunman ambushed his land Rover near Castle Caulfield in county Tyrone. His death brought to 334 the number of persons killed in Northern Ireland a protest see Belfast Page 2 Bakersfield californian circulation service hours daily 8 .-6 3$ . Sundae 7 .-ll . Call 323-8211. Salzburg Austria up a president Nixon arrived saturday night on the first leg of his Summit Mission to Moscow barely an hour after Truncheon swinging police had cleared the Salzburg Airport runway of 200 demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War. As Nixon stepped from his a spirit of 76�?� jetliner after an eight hour 11-minute flight from Washington to a brass band s Jaunty Alpine music a Small band of protesters who had managed to infiltrate the welcoming and of 5,000 austrians started shouting a a Nixon murderer in German. They were dragged away immediately by plainclothes agents. Socialist Chancellor Bruno Kreisky greeted president and mrs. Nixon and escorted them by car to turreted Lessheim Castle where they will spend two nights before flying to the soviet capital for an eight Day visit. Before leaving rain swept Washington the president told a subdued group of official Well wishers at Andrews air Force base md., that a a we re not going there to make headlines today but to build a a better Chance for peace tomorrow and All the years the president is to arrive at Vnuk ovo Airport in Moscow at 4 . 9 . Edt monday for the Start of we hat he called a very important substantive talks with soviet leaders. The Moscow Summit could Lead to important breakthroughs after 2% years of hard bargaining in Helsinki and Vienna toward a soviet american agreement on the first cautious restraints on nuclear weapons by both countries. After asserting the Hope that America and Russia a can live in peace in the the president took off at 9 27 . Edt in the rain without even the usual military band playing for his departure on the 13-Day tour. By the time Nixon landed in late evening after a 4,350-mile flight about too steel helmeted policemen had forcibly cleared a runway at the Southern Edge of the Airport of the remnants of 1,000 anti american students who had set out earlier against police orders to March on the Airport. Among the 3,000 German and austrian students who had marched through this ancient City earlier saturday was Peter Kreisky 28-year-old son of Rte Chancellor the Nixon so Host for their 36-hour Stopover in Salzburg. A Force of 1,200 policemen recruited from throughout the country stood guard to shield the Nixon from the protesters. The motorcade into Salzburg from the Airport took a different route from Insbrucker Bunde Strasse a major thoroughfare where police halted the marchers about 500 Yards from the Airport. At least a dozen students were seen going Down screaming and bleeding As about too policemen charged the Airport runway their nightsticks flailing in the Glare of searchlights. Nixon who arrived about an hour later made no speech. But before entering limousines for the drive to Lessheim Castle he and mrs. Nixon hugged two children Christi Schmidhuber. To and her 11-year-old brother Matthias who wore Alpine dress and presented the Nixon with Floral bouquets. Although most of the demonstrators were chased Back across Fields surrounding the Airport a few ran to the front of the air terminal to chant anti Nixon slogans but there was no sign that the president heard them. Some of the protesters chanting a Victory to the Viet Congo and waving signs Reading a Nixon murders while Kreisky keeps quiet a marched to the cobbled old Market Center in the City where they threw paint bombs and burned an american Flag. In Moscow where president and mrs. Nixon Are to arrive at 4 . Monday 9 a. In. Edythe ruling Central committee of the soviet communist party published a pre Summit Resolution endorsing a foreign policy of peaceful coexistence while pledging the soviet Union to a repulsing the aggressive policy of the 432-member Central committee which met Friday in a rare session before the arrival of a foreign head of state did not mention Nixon in its Resolution which diplomats said was intended to set the official line that soviet party chairman Leonid Brezhnev will follow in negotiations. The soviet press played Down anti american propaganda and the official news Agency Tass announced a the first u. S. Order for soviet Power equipment a the Sale of a 5.600,000 see Nixon Page 2 there is More than one Way to ski a slope dry land skier Connie Bartlett a by Sophomore tackles the Quot West slope of memorial stadium on cottonseed hulls. She is a member of the by physical education class in fundamental skiing taught by Georgene Billman. This is the first year for the californian color photo South Viets Blunt attack on an Loc Saigon a South vietnamese forces trying to Clear the Road to the beleaguered provincial capital of an Loc fought off a Day Long attack by North vietnamese tanks and infantry saturday. An american army officer called it in All probability the enemy so last stance for an Loc a a rubber Plantation town 60 Miles North of Saigon that has been virtually destroyed in a 44-Day seige. A government Relief column had pushed to within sight of the town before the counter attackers struck at Dawn. In the Central Highlands where the North vietnamese offensive centers around the provincial capital of Korntum enemy troops probed government defense lines less than two Miles from the City but no major attacks were reported. In the air War Over North Vietnam the . Command announced that american warplanes had intensified their daily pounding of enemy Supply areas and transportation routes. The command reporting on attacks of thursday said air Force bombers destroyed a fuel tank farm containing More than five million Gallons of Petroleum 3% Miles East of Hanoi. Spokesmen said about 75 per cent of the depot was wiped out with bombs leaving a one huge a communique said the strike a further depletes North Vietnam a supplies used in support of its invading armies in South the bombers also Are carrying out sustained raids against the rail lines linking Hanoi and China. The railroads must be attacked almost daily to keep them out of operation the command said because North Vietnam mobilizes workers to make Quick repairs. A Navy a7 attack plane was reported shot Down Over the North and its Pilot listed As missing. This raises to 22 the number of american planes lost Over North Vietnam since the resumption of Large scale bombing april 16. Twenty six crewmen have been listed As missing in this period. North Vietnam said . Planes bombed the Periphery of Hanoi again saturday and claimed two were shot Down by North vietnamese gunners. The Vietnam news Agency added in a broadcast from Hanoi heard in Tokyo that a Many civilians were killed or wounded. The North vietnamese assault on Highway 13 leading to an Loc a was a completely abortive attack a said col. J. Ross Franklin a senior american Field adviser. A they spent the first half hour in attack and the next two hours associated press correspondent Lynn c. Newland reported that fighting continued throughout the Day however and the enemy kept up its shelling of an Loc and the Relief Force trying to Clear the Highway. The town reduced to rubble by Allied bombing and the heaviest sustained enemy bombardment of the War has been ordered held at All costs by president Nguyen Van Thieu. A battered Garrison Force remains dug in supplied by air. Associated press correspondent David j. Paine reported from the Central Highlands that informed sources were saying More than 600 enemy have been killed in fighting around Korntum since last sunday when attacks began against the City a defense lines. Government casualties were put at about 80 killed and 230 wounded but some sources said they probably were higher than was being reported. Allied officers say Korntum is a key target in the current offensive but no All out Effort to capture the City has come yet. Senior americans say it could come at any time. . B52 bombers kept up their intense bombing Campaign concentrating o n suspected enemy positions in the an Loc and Korntum areas in Quang Tri province which fell to Hie North vietnamese three weeks ago and thua Thien province just South of Quang Tri where the enemy is believed massing for an at see Vietnam Page 2 Coal miners Benefit Bill of d in blushed daily by the Bakersfield calf fora an at 1787 Eye Street. Send form 3576 change of address is . By a 440, Bakersfield. California 93302. Washington up despite misgivings president Nixon signed a Bill saturday liberalizing and extending Federal government responsibility for Benefit payments to Coal miners suffering from Black lung disease and to their dependents. In a statement before leaving for his Moscow Summit Nixon said the question was not whether these people needed assistance a a they do a but whether the Federal government should provide it. It was estimated that the 18-month Extension of Federal responsibility for payments due to disability and death from the disease would Cost the government $4 billion and Coal operators $2 billion. The president signed the measure a Compromise Between different House and Senate versions after some soft Coal miners walked off their jobs Friday in apparent anger Over Nixon a delay in signing the legislation. Black lung or pneumoconiosis is a respiratory ailments sometimes fatal that miners suffer from breathing dust in the mines. The key provision in the Bill was an 18-month Extension of Federal responsibility for payments to stricken miners or their dependents. Opponents said the state should share the Cost with the Coal operators not the Federal government. Nixon declared in a statement that he signed the Bill with a mixed emotions not Over whether miners widows and their dependents need this assistance a they do a but because of the precedent it tends to he criticized the Bill for departing a from the . Tradition that compensation for work related accidents and diseases should be provided by state workmen a compensation Laws financed by the owners of the industries containing the the states he said have been remiss in not improving their own compensation plans. But he added a there Are too Many victims of this dread disease for me not to have acted. Therefore i have moved to pick up the responsibility that others have neglected a so that disabled miners and their families will not be deserted by our society in their hour of critical and justified personal the measure extends Hie 1969 Federal Coal mine health and safety Law until june 30, 1973. In the last half of 1973, the Federal government will continue to accept applications for benefits but the state programs will have to pick up the Cost starting Jan. I 1974, Nixon said. After House Senate conferees agreed on a Compromise Between a one year Extension asked by the Senate and two years sought by the House the Senate passed the measure by voice vote. The House gave final approval on a 275-122 Roll Call. Under current Law new applicant claims would have expired dec. 31. Among the liberalizing items in the Bill me provisions to provide benefits for surface miners eliminating the Chest a Ray As the sole basis for denial of a claim easing requirements for widows to prove eligibility see lung Page 2 Reader Index irrigation and water storage districts receiving water from the Federal Bureau of reclamation face a shortage of class ii water this year. Class ii is sold on a a when available basis. Read about the water plight Iii today a metropolitan Section. Page Sec. Business and finance 26 3 classified _________41 5 editorials __________18 2 farm be metropolitan Section 13 2 Oil ________________27 3 perspective 19 2 picture Page _________48 5 sports______________21 3 television to week Heaters be vital statistics 47 5 women ___________29 4 youth be

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