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Columbia Missourian Newspaper (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Columbia, Missouri State Senate okays Bare emergency 77 �?��?�000 a a ooh of #0�op Snow flurries details a a Page 2 63rd year no. 82 Good morning it s saturday december 19, 1970 3 sections�?22 pages 10 cents a a Ltd a i a a a lit Quot i 1 Tel r i.ys1. Columbia lights lip for Christmas Columbia decided against a Christmas decorations contest this car but residents still exhibit the Vuletic spirit. At Lake Short estates left a floating Christmas card made of paint can lids wishes All who View it a merry Christmas. Below the decorated Homes of or. And mrs. Ronald Bache and or. And mrs. Dale Richardson of 104 and 106 Alhambra drive compete against each other to the Delight of their neighbors. Right the dual crosses in the lighted towers of the Community methodist Church 1600 a. Broadway Point to the heavens which guided the Wise men to witness the birth of Christ the True meaning of Christmas. Missourian photos by h. Michael sell % $ . Rockets Kin 6, wound 8 in Saigon by Holger Jensen associated press writer Saigon apr Viet Cong gunners fired two big rockets into Saigon Early saturday killing six vietnamese and wounding eight in an attack coinciding with a weekend of communist anniversary observances. The six a including four children were killed and seven persons were Hurt when one of the 1 co Pound 122-mm missiles crashed into a crowded housing area in Saigon a 3th precinct across the Saigon River from the main downtown Section. One vietnamese policeman was Hurt when the second rocket exploded m a Gas station in downtown Saigon two blocks from Brink hotel the City a biggest . Officers quarters. Then just before Dawn a terrorist bomb exploded in the entranceway of a building housing tin Sang morning new Saigon a most controversial newspaper. It wounded four youths two seriously. Tin Sang owned by National Index. Daily record. 2 editorials. 4 women a news. 5 sports news. 9 . Stocks. 6-7 comics. U classified .12-13 Church Page. 14 birthdays a a a mrs. Gayle Bond Mary Caldwell mrs. L. C. Carpenter fac i Lehr mrs. Adrian Pauw Debra Ann Perry. Assemblyman Ngo Cong due is vocally anti government and has been confiscated by officials More than 70 times in the past two years for its attacks on president Nguyen Van Thieu a regime. While the motive remained unclear the blast was one More in a series of terrorist bombings and grenadines that have rocked Saigon in the past week killing at least three americans and three vietnamese and wounding More than 30 persons. Experts said tin Sang a building was damaged by three to four pounds of explosive planted in the entranceway where the youths employed by the newspaper were sleeping. Saturday is the 24th anniversary of the beginning of the vietnamese War against the French in Hanoi now the North vietnamese capital in 1946. Saigon had expected rocket attacks on this and two other communist anniversaries the founding of the Viet congas National liberation front sunday and North vietnamese army Day tuesday. The rockets climaxed a week of terrorism in Saigon and followed a Call by the Viet Cong military command to its forces to emulate the great tet offensive of 1968. The Allied military commands doubt that the Viet Cong and North vietnamese now have the strength to duplicate that destructive offensive but the possibility of stepped up attacks is not discounted. A series of bombings this week most of them blamed on Viet Cong terrorists have killed continued on Page 2 saturday mornings Eye openers in Washington Congress gave final approval Friday to legislation designed to designed to disperse the smog Over much of America with emphasis on forcing Detroit to produce virtually pollution free cars by 1975saying that j. Edgar Hoover a can account for his own statements a att. Gen. John n. Mitchell rejected Friday any suggestion that he muzzle the Fri chief. A i done to have to approve or disapprove of his statements a Mitchell told his first full scale news conference in five months. The food and drug administration said Friday a week before Christmas it was Banning four classes of toys from the Market As hazardous breakable toy rattles dolls and stuffed animals which could break exposing Sharp parts noise making toys with parts that can Cut children or be inhaled and Caps or toy guns which produce sound Levels of 138 decibels or higher. Elsewhere in the . Thousands of records at the draft Board office in Elizabeth n.j., were damaged and thousands More stolen from an office in nearby Union City Friday. Police said an Antiwar group is taking credit for the activities. Attorney f. Lee Bailey representing capt. Ernest l. Medina Friday blamed a totally incorrect intelligence reports for Medina a action in ordering obliteration of the vietnamese Village of my Lai and its occupants. And in Missouri for statewide offices at least the american party no longer exists in Missouri att. Gen. John c. Danforth ruled Friday. Danforth said that since Gene Chapman the party a candidate for the . Senate in the november general election did not get 2 per cent of the vote the party is dead for statewide elections. Legis Jefferson City a a three Day filibuster against a Bill to increase the state income tax ended in the Missouri Senate Friday. The Bill was left stranded when Senate leaders shut off the Tal Kathon of Cen. Earl r. Blackwell a Hillsboro by turning instead to an emergency appropriation Bill shorn of everything but Bare necessities primarily to meet Federal demands for continuing the medicaid program. As passed by a 24-0 vote the emergency Bill carried $3,929,632, far Short of the $14 million a plus approved by the House. The major item was $3,679,700 to keep the state s spending for the medicaid program at the same level As last year a amp a $28.679,700. This w it less than welfare director Proctor n. Carter requested. But he said additional amounts would be sought in the 1971 legislature to provide funds for Aid to dependent children and general Relief. He said the division would run out of Money for these programs at the present level by the end of february. Also included in the emergency Bill was $130.000 to continue the states share of the food stamp program $57.310 to and new Madrid Howell Buchanan and Greene counties to the surplus food program s52,-622 to buy equipment for a completed but empty building at the Fulton school for the deaf and $10,000 to pay expenses of the legislative research committee. An Effort to add $920,560 to place about 700 retarded mental patients in family care Homes was Defeated on a one sided voice vote. As soon As the appropriation Bill passed the Senate went Home until dec. 28. Gov. Warren e. Hearnes at a news conference said the results so far just weren to adequate. To keep even he said a a we re going to have to find $20 the still pending increase in Beer wine and liquor taxes would Only produce $7.2 million. On top of that Hearnes said the welfare program can to wait on a new legislature to see whether it can pass an emergency appropriation by March for Aid to dependent children and general Relief. Without additional Revenue above the relatively Small benefits of the tax on liquor wine and Beer Hearnes said a a we re going to have to Cut Ali agencies a certain percentage he said he was hopeful enough senators will change their minds to help pull the Blackwell plug by dec. 28. A the tax Bill is dead unless some senators change their minds and help Stop the filibuster a he said. Blackwells three Day Mono Logue left him tired but elated that he again blocked the Indi continued on Page 2 teacher Renews water rate dispute by Teyf Lewis missourian staff writer University professor who recently wrote to the City Council complaining about increased water rates has renewed the controversy. Raymond c. Herber assistant professor of music said thursday he was not satisfied with mayor Herb jeans reply to his letter and that Many of his questions have been left unanswered. Herbert a major complaint is that when Bond Issue was approved in 1966 for improved facilities the voters did not realize a that this would Manifest itself by a new water rate that would almost double the pre Vous in 1966 Columbia voted on a $16.65 million Bond Issue for improved water facilities that included 10 shallow Wells an Iron removal and softening Plant transmission pipes expansion of the West Reservoir and two pump stations. City clerk Glenn Wood recalled Friday that the 1966 Bond Issue passed by fewer than 100 votes. Before the Issue was passed water and Light director James Lundsted indicated that a rate increase would be necessary in 1970. On oct. 1, 1966, before the Bond Issue was brought up for a vote on dec. 13 of that year Lundsted said a water rate adjustment would be needed by 1970 to account for the additional 3.5 million Gallons of water the City would require daily. Additionally he said that to retire the Bonds that the election authorized and to keep the water and Light department self sufficient the City would have to generate an additional $600,000 in Gross Revenue. Lundsted said this probably would result in a 75 per cent increase across the Board in water rates. The estimates Lundsted made at the time were a result of studies conducted by the City a consulting engineers Black and Veatch of Kansas City. When rates went up this fall the City decided on a graduated rate increase based on the amount of water used instead of the Flat percentage increase Lundsted predicted in 1966. A table issued to City Consumers showing the rate increased Only 30 cents for customers using less than 100 cubic feet of water a month. The rate increases mount to. 83 per cent for 1,000 cubic feet the most common amount and approach a 100 per cent increase for Large volume Consumers who use More than 2,000 cubic feet of water a month. # Charles Hargrove City personnel director explained that certain Bills indicate identical amount of water used but differences in charges. Because the City lists water used in Hundred cubic feet statistics _ and does not provide the remaining fractions for the customer such discrepancies Are inevitable Hargrove said. Herbert also complained that water rates Are not described As taxes. Continued on Page 2

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