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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - August 22, 1971, Racine, Wisconsin
The Racine journal times 0mitton bulletin Racine wis., aug. 22, 1971 86 ?"6 sections �?"30 cents bolivian chief flees rebellion la Paz Boliva apr president Juan Jose Torres fled the government Palace saturday night and insurgent assault troops took Over the building. A column of rebel armoured cars moved up facing the Palace immediately after Torres sped away in a car. He said he was bound for the Headquarters of the Only military unit that remained in his support. The bolivian air Force which helped put Torres in Power to months ago defected earlier saturday evening. Map locates the six provinces in shaded areas controlled by the rebels in the bolivian insurrection. At least to persons were reported killed in fighting saturday the third Day of the rebellion. The switch by the air Force to the rebel Side left Torres with the support of Only a single military Batalion the Colorado presidential guards. World War ii p51 Mustang fighter planes fired into the air Over positions near la Paz held by armed civilians and the remaining loyalist military forces. Call for help Torres called for the help of All bolivian people to fight the insurrection. A othe Victory will be easier if the people participate actively in the Battle a he said in an Appeal broadcast from the government Palace in la Paz. An undetermined number of persons died when rebel troops holding the Headquarters of the bolivian armed forces opened fire on groups of armed civilians that had surrounded the area. Anti leftist insurgent forces from the bolivian miliary Academy occupied the Hilly Laika Cota area of la Paz and fired at civilian attackers forcing them to Retreat. Red Cross offices in la Paz broadcast urgent Calls for blood donors. The left Wing bolivian workers Central one of Torres to main supporters distributed weapons to miners and students saturday afternoon in a pro government rally at a la Paz stadium. The two Day old uprising against the leftist government had gained support of military garrisons in seven of the nine provinces by saturday. Torres to military position steadily crumbled saturday As the Castrillon and Andino regiments and the bolivian military Academy All in la Paz went Over to the rebel Side. Armed miners Loyal to Torres and the pro government troops took up Battle positions in la Paz at midday. Dynamite bombs explode a number of dynamite bombs went off and gunfire erupted in various parts of the City. The Hilly cobblestones streets of downtown la Paz which were filled with shoppers and vehicles rapidly emptied As More bombs exploded. In the Southern mining Center of Omro held by rebel troops it was reported that armed workers from neighbouring tin mines began an attack against insurgents. The military government has claimed the rebels Are fascists while the insurgents have called for Torres to overthrow to save the country from economic ruin and communism. Two political parties the nationalist revolutionary movement and the bolivian socialist falange were behind the insurrection. Dems say freeze hurts worker Washington a the democratic National committee joined labor leaders saturday in denouncing president Nixon to economic Rescue package calling it a display of continued Republican a contempt for the welfare of the average working ?� a othe Nixon administration to refusal to freeze profits dividends and interest rates discriminates heavily against salaried and hourly workers a the democrats said in a special Issue of their newsletter devoted to the Nixon economic strategy. The newsletter said Nixon acted at the last possible moment after 31 months of delay a and with an economic program that clearly favored corporate interests Over those of the average american ?� a ois this any Way to run a government a the newsletter asked. A crisis management May provide dramatic to opportunities for or. Nixon and in the Short run it May even help in the polls but in the longer run the costs to the american people Are enormous in hard economic terms and. In the Trust and Confidence that americans should have in their elected ?� a Ono solutions the democratic committee said the wage Price freeze and the decision to free the Dollar from the Price of Gold in International markets were Steps made necessary in the first place by the failure of the president to economic policies. These Steps in themselves will solve nothing it said but offer Only a breathing space and an Opportunity to develop workable solutions. A until specific programs in both areas Are announced the Burden of proof remains solidly on the Nixon administration a the newsletter said. Cites a of problems it criticized also what it called the administration to a Cavalier treatment of principal trading nations such As Japan Canada and the european common Market nations by the sudden decision to float the Dollar away from the Price of Gold and in effect to allow it to be devalued. Such a unilateral and sudden step it said a makes it More difficult to win the cooperation and Trust among nations that will be needed to bring this new system into ?� the newsletter also said the decision to impose a $4 billion investment tax credit on top of an equally Large tax break in liberalized depreciation schedules created an $8 billion a to to Bonanza for big business. When coupled with or. Nixon to decision to postpone welfare Reform and Revenue sharing this can Only be seen As another example of seriously distorted Republican priorities a it said. Hash car buffs meet the first automobile built by the Nash motor co., now american motors was a 1918 Model like this one 80-year-old Nick Raschke rests on. Raschke who used to test drive these cars when the automotive Industry was Young was at the second annual meeting of the Nash car club of America saturday at Kenosha to Lake front stadium. The car owned by Wally Olson of Chesterton Indiana was one of about 50 on display. Story other photos on Page 7d join Nal Timm photo by Char a. Vallone six killed at san Quentin san Quentin Calif. Apr Soledad brother George Jackson was shot and killed saturday and five other persons died with slashed throats As Jackson tried to escape from san Quentin prison officials said. Jackson 29, was shot by a guard said associated Warden James Park. The bodies of three guards and two White prison inmates were found in pools of blood and locked in cells in the prison to maximum Security Section Park told a news conference. Park said a visitor to Jackson had smuggled in a .38-caliber revolver. He would no to comment on How the weapon was delivered. He refused to say if Jackson had any visitors saturday. A Othis is the blackest Day in the history of san Quentin a Park said. The prison has not experienced a previous shoot out break attempt. Two guards were stabbed to death in a break Effort in 1952. First reports said Jackson and a companion battled prison guards in a prison Yard area where Jackson was shot Down. The other convict took cover and prevented guards from reaching a sergeant also shot Down in the Yard area. Highway patrol officers reported that the weapons were believed to have been smuggled into the prison in a visitors to bus Early saturday. The gun Battle erupted about 3 . And Ritter declared the situation under control about two hours later. Black militant Angela Davis and convict Rucheil Magee Are charged with murder and kidnapping in the courthouse shootout which developed after Jonathan Jackson carried concealed guns into the court room of judge Harold j. Haley. The judge died after being taken at gunpoint from his courtroom with three women jurors. Three abductors were killed in the 1970 shootout As they attempted to drive their hostages away in a Van. Reporter gives a helping hand in Rescue of Florida whales map wire photo undecided vice president of South Vietnam said today he had not decided whether to Campaign in the oct. 3 presidential election. The South vietnamese supreme court reinstated by on the ballot saturday after some . Pressure. By said he would announce his decision within the next two Days. A of Haven to decided All my options yet a he explained. Tampa times outdoors writer Steve Hill went to cover the suicide squad of whales beaching at Boca Grande on Friday. A of just could no to watch them die a Hill said and dropped his camera and plunged into the water with rescuers. This is his Story. By Steve Hill Boca Grande Fla. Apr we just could no to let them die. Forty seven whales trying to Beach themselves. They kept trying. And so did we. About 50 people fully clothed were in the water for two frantic hours trying to meet the mammals As far out As possible and turn them around. They move easier in deeper water. In the shallows they tried to dig their fins in the Sand. They would no to Budge. Bedlam begins we had to get under them grab the fins and turn them Over. But the whales fought us. They kept turning Over on their backs covering the air holes. These have to be kept free for breathing. Some were As big As 20 feet others Small eight feet maybe. They were Strong. It was bedlam. Whales were getting in each other to Way. And people adding to the confusion. Getting soaked. Cut. Swatted by fins. But no one stopped. Not until the animals were turned around. Up and Down the Beach you could hear kids huffing saying a come on baby done to die. Come on. Please done to give ?� the whales kept heading Back to Shore but it was still Worth the Effort. Some kids climbed on piggyback pleading wrestling petting coaxing. Powerful tails the whales did no to bite. But the tails were powerful. They knocked you for a Loop. Like a bucking bronc. Slippery too. Marine patrol boats towed a few of the bigger ones far out. Slowly the others stopped fight. And when we got them turned around they followed the Lead whales off Shore. Two died and two Small ones were captured and taken Back to the aquarium at St. Petersburg for observation and study. The whales have tentatively been identified As a false killer ?� the species is not harmful but is close in characteristics to the Pilot unionists defying freeze Chicago apr defying president Nixon to wage Price freeze Black leaders from 25 racially mixed unions from 20 states said saturday they will hold companies responsible for honouring contractual wage increases during the next 90 Days. A Othis is actually a revolt by Black Union leaders started in the Hope that White Union leaders will follow suit a said Frank Evans a member of the International executive Hoard of the Allied Industrial workers Union Al Cio. He was joined by Charles Hayes International vice president of the amalgamated meat cutters and Butcher workmen in calling for a meeting with president Nixon and George Meany Al Cio president to discuss their rejection of the s where business news. Page so classified ads Page Ioc editorial. Page a local news. Page a obituaries Page Ioc sports Page la features women to news Page in Ann Landers Page 8b entertainment Page 3c Horoscope Page we Lela vision Radlo Page 2c medal of Honor winners Tell their stories capable of error and of decency by Tom Tiede Indianapolis a a few months ago a Vietnam Veteran named Dwight Johnson walked into a Detroit Candy store and tried to Rob it of very nearly peanuts. He was shot in the process and killed. The next Day to news hit Many americans hard. For Johnson was no Ordinary Crook he was Holder of the nation to highest citation for courage a the medal of Honor a and millions who read of his desperate end agonized Over How this valiant Soldier could have sunk so Low. The full answer Likely is impossible to know. But partial explanation should be obvious. The medal of Honor is after the shooting stops Only a ribbon on a Lapel. It does no bestow sainthood it is not a passport to Success if is no guarantee of privileges for its wearer. Milwaukee example nobody knows this better than medal winners themselves. And some of the 3,365 official historic winners in this War and others have found oui Hie Burd Way. Take Gary Wetzel As another example. In some ways. Except the ultimate he parallels the Johnson tragedy. In fact he knew Johnson. The two fought the War at the same time did their heroics Only a few Days apart and received their recognitions during the same ceremony on nov. 19, 1968, at the White House. Then they both went their separate but equally sad ways. Wetzel red haired Sharp featured and 21, returned to his Hometown Milwaukee Quot with my head in my rear ?� that is blinded by his own importance. He had after ail committed one of the most spectacularly courageous feats of the Vietnam War. As a helicopter door gunner shot from the sky missing an Arm wounded in three other places and fighting off unconsciousness he single hand edly fought off attacking enemy forces and then helped Rescue remember his Arm was blasted away his copter commander. It was activity As the army said a above and beyond the Call of duty and Clary Wetzel Felt hts nation should be grateful. But the nation or at least that part of it around Milwaukee was not grateful enough for the sex Serviceman. The Best Job he could get was a welder a oat three dollars something an hours and he Felt such work beneath him. He tried to get a better Job through the veterans administration but objected when it tried to steer him toward mechanics rather than something More executive. In time he was complaining to newsmen that he was being neglected. He became the town to medal of Honor pouter and pontificator a As one of his friends says a Ohe had an ego bigger than ail ?� lacked Good sense one night in a bar Wetzels to ego trespassed the Bounds of Good sense and As it happened privacy. He got into an argument. A Nasty one. The cops were summoned but Wetzel was undaunted by the Blue. Harsh words were exchanged some pushing and shoving and the next Day to news reports had it that a hysterical one armed medal of Honor Winner had tried to hit a cop in the Eye with a prosthetic Hook and so it was another name was added to Emerson to thought a every hero becomes a bore at ?� one of nine children a husband a father Gary Wetzel became a bore and an embarrassment to his family and Public. Fortunately though Wetzel did not wind up like Johnson. At about the time Johnson died in that Detroit robbery Wetzel was deciding he would not allow himself the same deterioration. In his words a of got rid of the Chip on my ?� today Wetzel says a Oil to a Brand new ?� he to an executive distributor for an infant organization called Amer prise inc., which Sells biodegradable housewares. His future looks Rosy. As for his past a sometimes i wish i Hadnutt won the medal. It can change you if you let it. Like me it changed me for the worse. I thought the world owed me a living. I was a real ass i ?� degree of guilt despite Gary Wetzel s admirable introspection of the past few months it should he said that his guilt was one of degree not originality. There have been 195 medal of Honor winners in Vietnam 123 died there and three have expired Back Home. Of the 69 still alive Many if not most have flirted with self importance. The flirtation is natural enough according to Tom Kel Ley past president of the medal of Honor society 310 members. Kelley of new York City won the medal himself in world War ii and knows whereof he Speaks a Owell you get such immediate attention after winning that it can be overwhelming. Some people think it Tell last forever. So a lot of them go through the bit of the High and the mighty. We the had a number of Fellows who get unfavourable writeup in the paper. But what they usually need is a few Breaks and when they get them they straighten out. Almost All medal winners wind up As Law abiding citizens. Illinois Mart one such citizen is Sammy Lee Davis 22 years old of Wes t Salem Iii. He was another Soldier in the War with Wetzel and Johnson. And he was Given his medal of Honor in the same nov. 19, 1968, ceremony. Davis was cited for a of intrepidity while an artillery gunner. What he did was to assist three men during skirmish in the Vietnam Delta Region. The three were across a River turn to Page 2a, col. I parking rate Cut Madison wis. A the University of Wisconsin said saturday it will change the parking meter rate at a newly acquired lot near Campus Back to to cents per hour a oin the spirit of the National Price ?� the school had evoked a number of complaints when new meters for the former City owned lot arrived last week with a 20 cent per hour charge the amount charged at other us metered lots. Racine Are weather partly sunny and warm with a Chance of thunderstorms today. High in the mid 80s, cooler near the Lake. Partly Cloudy and warmer tonight and monday. Low tonight in the mid 60s. High monday in the upper 80s. Wind South to Southeast 8 to 15 . Today. Precipitation probabilities 30 per cent today 20 per cent tonight. J i of where in state partly sunny warmer and More humid today. Highs 82 to 87 Northeast half and 85 to 90 Southwest half. Partly Cloudy tonight warmer North portion l own 60 to 66 partly sunny and continued warm and humid monday. Highs 84 to 90
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