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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - November 16, 1970, Florence, South Carolina4 our 47th year no. 320 the Only daily paper published in Eastern South Carolina Florence s. A monday morning november 16, 1970 daily 19w sunday 15e Pakistan officials fear toll u. S. Deaths in Viet War soar Saigon a a rash of guerrilla attacks in Vietnam sent american Battlefield deaths soaring to their highest toll in five weeks and in Cam Bodia new assaults were reported sunday along the already shaky Northern front. Booby traps and land mines detonated by Remote control killed nine americans and wounded 10 in the past 24 Houis to 44 the number of americans killed during the Jast week More than half of hem by crudely fashioned boo by traps and mines at Little Cost in life or Money to the Viet while guerrillas chipped away at american forces in Vietnam v Orth vietnamese and Viet Cong assault troops punched still another Hole in Cambodia s Northern front in a daring Day Ighel attack that routed a government Garrison along High Way 7 about 45 Miles Northeast of phenom penh. A cambodian spokesman said 11 soldiers who made it to safety were wounded. On another front South j United nations , vietnamese marines and . Secretary general ers rushed to the outer of Caritas aug 47 million Nev floating Bridge in Pakistan City broken by storm 100 feet of Bridge was taken Oia by storm that killed thousands housing italian government heeds cited shows stability signs by Thant observers Are beginning to wonder if the new italian government May turn out to be the Long awaited one that will last. Page 3-a. Index. Classified 6b comics 9b wreckage clutters Virginia Hillside one of engines of dc9 chartered Jet shoulders two Miles from runway of phenom penh to Shore up gaps along the Eastern Banks of Mekong Biver where elements of a Norh vietnamese division Are reported lurking. On american casualties daily . Command communiques covering the seven Day period ending at Midnight saturday re j ported 44 americans killed in action and 92 wounded. Team plane nearly made it Kenova w. A. A a Brush with tree tops on a High Ridge rising in front of a Rainy Airport runway was blamed sunday for sanding Marshall University s chartered football jetliner car Wheeling into a Hill Side killing All 75 persons aboard. If it had t been for those Trees he would have probably made it. It was that said John ii. Reed chairman of the National transportation safety Board. Reed and Federal investigators combed the Backwoods area eight Miles West of Huntington for clues sunday while firemen finished the task of carrying charred bodies from the twisted Burnt wreckage of the plane that carried Marshall s hard Luck football its coaching staff boosters and oth ers. Car wheeled upside burst into flames. In the last three years mar a special Fri team was still f00tball team was sus trying to identify the blackened fran the mid american Vinh pc into of related stories pictures pases 2-a, 1-b. 10-a the disaster was the second in less than two months to Cut Down a College football team. But investigators found no Simi Larity with the 31-death which la to state crash in the Rocky mountains East of Denver oct. 2, which killed 14 players. The Southern airways twin engine dc9, dropping through a curtain of rain Clouds toward the Tri state Airport after dark saturday sheered off the thick tops of Poplar and Locust Trees on the Ridge leaving a Trail of Metal in the Bramble below. While it was the thundering Herd s fourth Road game of the season All other Road trips were do by bus. The University chartered the plane for the trip to More Distant Greenville n c where Marshall lost ear Lier saturday to East Carolina 17-14. The plane plunged into the Muddy Hillside on the opposite Side of the hollow two Miles Short of its Inland cd target in this southwestern state area Luck after hard times in recent first the Marshall had flown on car wheeled upside Down and years. His airline in recent years. Hall said he did t know if the plane s Pilot Frank h. Abbott 47, of College Park ga., had Ever flown into the Airport be fore. Abbott was a Veteran of 21 years flying with the airline. However Hall said Abbott was not the Pilot who flew the Friday from Kenova to Greenville. This was the first Accident of any kind involving Southern air ways aircraft in its 21 years of operations a company spokes Man said. Among the dead were 38 members of the football squad head coach Rick Tolley athletic director Charles Kautz and a group of prominent Huntington late sunday. At least 44 of the bodies Are the Marshall University players and coaches. Other victims included some of Huntington s most prominent doctors a City councilman a newly elected state and the town of were left grief stricken. Monday and tuesday were declared Days of mourning on the Marshall Campus. There will be no classes. There was a Midnight memo rial service on Campus saturday night and another memorial was scheduled for memorial service being held on the sunday. A also was Campus of East Carolina. The East Caro Lina football players and coaches held a private memorial ear Lier. The crash was a tragic end for a football team that had hoped it was on its Way to better conference and placed on pro Bation by regulatory agencies for recruiting violations had seen two coaches reassigned and another fired and had Hun gered through one Streak of 27 games without tasting Victory. Reed flew into Huntington Early sunday to begin a month Long investigation into the cause of the crash which he described As one of the greatest Trage Dies in the annals of aviation history in our the Nosb chief told a news conference plane s Pilot the at no chartered time gave any indication of trouble during his radio talks with the control Tower. Reed said no evidence of any mechanical failure was found thus far. Airline officials also arrived in Huntingdon sunday to conduct their own investigation. Southern airways president Gaydon Hall said this was the residents travelling with the team. As Reed trampled through Briars on the Ridge top sunday he found a piece of the plane s Wing and other bits of debris. A path was ripped through the three Trees about 40 feet above the ground tips. Just below their dwelling s will have to be built every year Between now and the year 2000 to House the world s growing population. He makes that estimate in a report soon to come up in the general Assembly s social com Mittee. He says the building Industry is not geared for the Job and governments and International organizations Are not doing enough to see that it gels done. Thant s 83-Page report con Cerns the problems and Priori ties confronting member states in the Field of housing building and the Assembly asked him for it last year and agreed to take it up As a matter of High priority in the current three month session started sept. 15. The Secretary general cites . Estimates that Between the years 1970 and 2000, world popu lation will grow from about 3.6 billion to about 6 billion. He says that Means about 1.4 Bil lion new dwellings must be constructed to House All the people. There also will have to be about 2 billion new or modernized work places More than 40 million Miles of new or rebuilt , and a proportionate expansion of other Public facilities he adds. Building construction re Mains unproductive disorganized underdeveloped inefficient and he says and it must be geared up for its big Job through improved efficiency in the manufacture of building materials improved productivity at the building site and the conversion of construction into a single highly integrated in a dust rial i form service 9a 3a Ai Foj Trolman injured in a Kansas cily blast is anxious to get Back on his beat believes police to people relations Are important. Page 6-b. A report indicates that life on the u. S. Interstate Commerce commis Sion May be really easy to take. Page 10-a. Weather fair and continued cold monday and monday night. Tuesday partly Cloudy and Little change in temperatures. High Middle 50s. 30s. Tails Page 2-a. Women 5a de chilean president eyes divorce abortion Santiago Chile a the government of president Salvador Allende is looking into the possibility of legalizing divorce and abortion in Chile which is about 90 per cent roman Catholic. This was reported sunday in an interview published in a san Tiago newspaper with Lisandro Cruz minister of Justice. Chile cannot remain behind in these matters of great human and social Cruz said. To get around the Lack of a divorce Law chileans now have marriages annulled. Cruz called the present sys tem a farce in which there is no guarantee of Alimony for the divorced spouse. He said he and his advisers Are studying the divorce Law now before the italian Senate to get some ideas. For legalizing abortion in Chile. Although a divorce Law was promised in the popular Unity Campaign platform legalized abortion was not. The minister of Justice appointed by Allende a marxist from one of the four non marxist parties in his popular Unity coalition also said his ministry is studying penal Reform. He said he wants to build a modern Penitentiary in Santiago to replace the present institution. The present jail should Dis appear he said. It has been a sad experience. Those who end up there instead of being reformed Are trans formed into professional Crimi in another development the government announced that on dec. 1, it will begin free distribution of a half a quart of milk Cruz gave no details of plans Day to every child in Chile. Rare lame Duck congressional session starts monday Washington a con Gress begins its first lame Duck session in 20 years monday with much of the thorniest legislation saved for last. Birth control president Nix on s plan to overhaul the nation s welfare system and a Host of other legislation including some billion Worth of appropriations Are crammed into the Short session that is supposed to end before Christ Mas. Lame Duck refers to Congress men whose wings were clipped by defeat in the nov. 3 elections or earlier primaries. The implication that this maker them ineffective is unfair in Many cases but lame Duck sessions take on a character of their own. The retiring or beaten 50 House members and 10 senators have new Independence Al though some Are Likely to he mane vering for jobs in the government. Still the whole Congress is out from under the re election gun that influenced much of the action this year. The women equal rights proposal that was scheduled to dominate the Senate s time this week May be scrapped but the Senate still faces votes on farm and Industrial safety Bills plus appropriations. A House passed constitutional amendment against sex discrimination ran into heavy sen ate opposition and sen. Birch Bayh d-ind., indicated he would withdraw his toned Down substitute from the Senate Calendar because women s groups. Say they want All or nothing. The Senate May try also to override president Nixon s veto of a Bill to limit Campaign radio television spending. A million Aid authorization for voluntary family plan Ning programs is sched cd for a House vote monday. House action is scheduled this week on a manpower Bill to create jobs for the unemployed a disputed Trade Bill modifying the 35-year-old free Trade policy with import quotas on textiles and footwear creation of a con Sumer Protection Agency and Extension of the Federal Highway program. Nixon s House passed plan to provide an income floor of for an Urban welfare fam ily of four and require Able bodied recipients to Register for work or Job training will be a major Issue in the session. The Senate s welfare plan supporters want to tack it on to a social Security Bill sure to would they become a whopping three in one Meas ure because the Trade Bill Al ready is tentatively tied to it. Other Bills scheduled for lame Duck action Are Nixon s special Federal Aid proposal for de segregating schools Exten Sion and revision of the food stamp program and an omnibus housing Bill emphasizing development of inner cities and new communities. Nixon proposals unlikely to get congressional action this year include termination of Stu Dent draft deferments Revenue sharing with states and cities and revision of the student loan program. Confirmed deaths hit Dacca East Pakistan a government officials said sunday that a Cyclone and tidal Waves that ripped through the Bay of Bengal May have claimed lives. Various government sources reported there appeared to be few survivors trom Friday s storm on hat a Ramavati Cha Jabbar and Bhola islands clustered in the Ganges River Delta 60 Miles South of Dacca. They had a population of 1.4 million according to the 1961 census and officials said they were trying to count the survivors rather than the dead. While District officials Gro Ped through reports of dead and missing to determine the extent of the catastrophe the govern ment reported a confirmed death count of Many islands and coastal districts were still Cut off by High water from the storm that packed 150 Miles per hour winds and 20-foot Waves. The head of the Pakistan red Cross appealed for help to meet the Complete devastation in the offshore president Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan ordered army units to establish communications and organize evacuation and re Lief work. A 13-rnember team from the Washington based world Bank and the . Agency for inter National development was re ported Safe after being missing in a Small launch since the storm hit. And several thousand religious pilgrims feared lost on hat a Island returned safely to bar sail sunday morning. Radio Pakistan said. It added that they were forced to turn Back before they reached the Island. Ahmed Nazir a Rescue offi Cial who flew to the Delta area reported i saw at least bodies littered along a Road. Survivors wandered like mad people crying out the names of their dead ones. There were bodies in Graves 100 to 150 in each the correspondent for the Pakistan observer said he saw bodies piled up beside Large Rales that were to be used As mass Graves. He added that survivors near the Village of no Khali 60 Miles Southeast of Dacca wandered aimlessly searching for rela Tives. Bodies which could not be buried have started Decompos lie wrote. The air is rent with a bad smell and the Small number of survivors Are without i saw about 800 bodies lying on both sides of the dam which was badly damaged by the tidal he said. I found one or two survivors in each House mostly women and with president Agha to iia med Yahya Khan supervising Relief operations in the devastated area pakistani naval and private boats have been pressed into Relief work and food and medical supplies Are being dropped in by helicopter radio Pakistan said. The Dacca correspondent of Daminik Pakistan a government Trust newspaper reported that persons were buried in a grave at Nathali. A magistrate on Tia Island said he feared thousands drowned when flood Waters raged Over the Island. Part of Bhola Island was washed away in the storm. The Pakistan res Cue commission dispatched 21 medical teams to the area. Robert Rangley a London consulting Engineer who flew Over Square Miles of Terri tory with american Engineer John Pegg said we saw Monifi life but there was remarkably Little

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