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Washington Daily News (Newspaper) - March 7, 1970, Washington, North CarolinaA a Laos s till questioned by Carl p. Leubsdorf associated press writer Washington apr Senate critical of u. S. Involvement in Laos charge president Nixon still has failed to Tell the full Story of the american role in the Little Southeast asian country. Quot i done to think it goes All the forested in a secret Senate Seaway a sen. J. W. Fulbright. D Sion on Laos if the controversial Ark. A a chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee said Friday after Nixon a s,000 word statement on the . Role in Laos was released at key Biscayne Fla Quot there Are a number of things that Are ginned Over a said sen George s. Mcgovern d-s.d., who said he is pressing for the Public release of testimony on Laos Given by administration officials before a dosed Senate subcommittee. Nixon said air combat missions Over Laos in the last six years have Cost nearly 400 . Casualties and 400 planes. He said there Are no american ground combat troops in Laos and no plans for sending any. The president said the total number of americans employed by the . Government in Laos is 616. Another 424 Are working on contract for the government and for firms under government contract he said. Of the total 1.0401 americans Nixon said 320 Are engaged in military advisory or training activities and 323 in logistics work. A i done to see anything new in it much a said Fulbright of Nixon a statement. He added that. It Isnit just the statement Quot its the answers we Are interested Mcgovern said he is still in or -1 a us 1,1 it Lff i off we Al i hearings is not released by the administration. He said that Quot a we have several Hundred ground personnel in Laos cooperating with the laotian army in violation of the 1962 Geneva accords Quot our military planners and our National Security people have come to the conclusion that they have a divine right to deceive the american people a Mcgovern charged. Sen George d. Aiken senior Republican on the foreign relations committee said he thought Nixon a Appeal to Britain and the soviet Union for help in easing the Laos crisis had the effect of a putting Russia on the the Vermont Republican said he Hopes any democratic comments on Laos would include the fact that . Activities there Quot have been going on for the last two Mcgovern said he supports the Call by sen. John Sherman Cooper r-ky., for withdrawal from Laos of All . Military and civilian personnel Quot engaged in air strikes or any other combat activity in what he called Quot the civil War in Laos. Cooper spoke out in the sen <6ee Laos Page 8 Here today 1st District gop delegates gather r. Frank Everett Republican candidate for Congress will address the people he Hopes will help him into office today As the first congressional District gop convention gets underway at the Beaufort county courthouse. Two to three Hundred delegates Are expected in the City at 2 11 with representatives from the 19 counties in the District turning out with More enthusiasm than Ever before. John Wilkinson local attorney and District chairman explained that Quot there is an unusual interest in Republican politics in the ares this election year generated by the Large gop voter turnout in the last a people remember Reece Gardner a 36,000 votes and the fact that Jim Gardner gop candidate for governor pulled 40 percent of the total vote a a Beaufort county so emr. Republican Quot explained. A seventeen of the 30 District precincts went for Jim Gardner a Wilkinson further related. Everett is expected to address the delegates emphasizing the growing strength of the Republican party and the need american being held for Ransom by Alfonso Anzueto Guatemala a a group of rebel terrorist held the labor attache of the . Embassy in Guatemala under the threat of execution today and demanded the release of four jailed guerrilla in Exchange for his Freedom six gunmen kidnapped Sean holy 40, As he drove to the pm rebel armed forces far gave the government 48 hours until 2 30 . Sunday to free the imprisoned revolutionaries. Police said Holly a station Wagon was forced to Stop by the armed men who had blocked the Road through the Southern Section of the capital with two cars the Diplomat was ordered at gunpoint into one of the two cars. One of the four guerrillas whose Freedom is demanded by the far is Jose Manuel Aguirre Monzon a student arrested this week after he played the role of an intermediary in the release of a leftist student Leader in Exchange for kidnapped foreign minister Alberto Fuentes Mohr. Fuentes Mohr was abducted by gunmen and released 28 hours later when the government agreed to allow the student Leader free passage to Asylum in Mexico. The three other captives whose Freedom the far demanded in Exchange for Holly a Are Jose a. Sierra Leonel Del Cid and a woman Hildalina an Tonieta Monzon. The Monzono were arrested March 3, Del Cid March 1 and Sierra feb. 27. Holly who comes from new York City is married and the father of five boys ranging in age from 5 to 11. He has been in Guatemala since july 1968. He joined the diplomatic service in 1957 after four years in the air Force. He has worked previously in Panama Mexico the Netherlands and India. Former resident succumbs today heavens March brings Sun Moon into step for eclipse Hyde Board favors Albemarle Swan Quarter. A the Hyde county Board of county commissioners voted unanimously last night to reaffirm a feb. 2 request to the stale planning office in Raleigh to continue Hyde county in the 10-county Albemarle area development District. Hyde county had been tentatively assigned with five other counties to a Region comprised of the1 Countie which presently make up the mid East economic development commission Region in a statewide reshuffle of regional lines. County officials had been Given until monday to request assignment changes Hyde is presently associated with both the 10-county Albemarle Are development association and the six county. Mid Easi economic development commission the commissioners adopted the following statement in indicating its preference in a second action to continue its association with the Albemarle Region a the matter of choosing districts has not been taken lightly it has been a matter of great concern to the Board of county commissioners of Hyde county. For that reason Many things have had to be taken into Senate will take up voting rights r. Frank Everett for a Well organized Campaign. The delegates will be discussing their organizational plans for the fall Campaign and elect a District chairman to represent the District on the gop state Central committee. Nine delegates to serve on the state executive committee will also be chosen today. Francis b. Justice age 75, a former resident of this City died at 9 30 of clock this morning in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a Short illness. Or. Justice a retired accountant and Veteran of world War ii had been making his Home in Elizabeth City for the past u years. Surviving Are one daughter mrs. Edwin Aydlett jr., of Elizabeth City two Brothers John Justice of Spartanburg . And Louis Justice of Sirica and one sister mrs. Frank Paris if of Spartanburg . Funeral services will be new monday at 11 . In the Chapel of the Twiford funeral Home with the Rev. W. B. L. Hutchinson Rector of Christ episcopal Church and the Rev. Or. Robert w. Kicklighter pastor of Blackwell memorial Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak 4 Dale cemetery Here at. 3 ., monday. The family requests no Flowers be Quot sent. Judge lifts injunction in Charlotte Charlotte apr u. S. Dist. Judge James b. Mcmillan has lifted a state court injunction preventing the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of education from carrying a amp to Mcmillan a desegregation orders. The Superior court injunction had been granted by judge Frank w. Snepp after attorneys for Charlotte parents brought suit against the Board charging their constitutional rights would be violated if the desegregation order handed Down feb. 5 were carried out. The injunction was lifted Friday but while it was in effect Board members acting on their attorneys advice had ordered school officials to halt work on the order for total desegregation of the 85,000-Pupil school system by May 4. The Board was granted a stay of execution thursday on parts of the order requiring massive Cross busing of pupils Between attendance districts linked administratively to generate desegregation. This stay was granted by the u. S. 4th circuit court of appeals. But other parts of the order were upheld pending the outcome of an Appeal lodged by the Board with the circuit appeals court in Richmond. A. A it would appear that the Board should without question follow the order of the court of see Charlotte Page 8� space program in 1972 it re a. A a Nixon proposes . Start planning for grand tour of unmanned flights by Frank Cormier associated press writer key Biscayne Fla. Api a president Nixon proposed today that the United states Start planning in 1972 for a grand tour unmanned space missions later in the decade to visit. Jupiter Saturn uranus. Neptune and Pluto. In a statement issued at the Florida White House Nixon said that a the positions of the planets at that time will give us a unique Opportunity to launch missions which can visit several of them on a single flight of Over 3 billion Miles a the chief executive cited As e a longer Range goal an eventual expedition to put men on Mars he pointed out no time Span Foi that Effort Nixon a i of said the nation should a work to reduce substantially the coat of space Nixon announced that the United states is building an experimental space station a a Large orbiting workshop a which he said will be ready for operation in the next few years. A we expect a he said a that Man will be1 working in space for months at a time during the coming As part of a six Point program Nixon also urged expansion of practical applications of space technology in such Fields As meteorology communications navigation air traffic control education and National defense. Finally he said a we should encourage greater International cooperation in Norton said that a your Progress will be faster and our accomplishments greater if nations will join together in this Effort both in contributing the resources and enjoying the benefited a a the president did not. Embrace in its specifics a recommendation by vice president Spiro t. Agnew that the United states make a concerted Effort to put a Man on Mars in the Early 1980s. Instead he simply said that a was part of this program we will eventually Send men to explore the planet Mars it was a tight budget program As evidenced by his emphasis on substantial reduction in the Costa of space operations. A your present rocket technology a he said a will provide a reliable launch capability for some time. But As we build for the longer Range future we must devise less costly and less complicated ways of transporting payloads into space. Such a capability a designed so that it will be suitable for a wide Range of scientific defense and commercial uses can help us real ize important economies in All aspects of our space Nixon was vague about achieving another Agnew recommendation the development of reusable a shuttle buses Between Earth and orbiting space platforms. He said a we Are currently examining in greater details the feasibility of reusable space shuttles As one Way of achieving a the objective of holding Down space program costs Nixon has Cut Back sharply on space spending in his struggle to balance the Federal budget much of the savings reflected a decision to undertake less ambitious manned explorations of the Moon a planet already twice visited by americans. Even in Advance of announcing his decision on future space plans however the president made it Clear in his latest Bud v see labor Page a it by Gregg Herrington associated press writer Washington apr the Senate after defeating efforts to water Down legislation extending the 1965 voting rights act takes up next week More Southern challenges to the Bill and an attempt to tack on a provision lowering the voting age to 18. In floor action Friday on the Bill that proposes to renew the 1965 measure rather than adopt a House passed Nixon adminis ration proposal the Senate beat Back amendments offered by sen. Sam j. Ervin jr., d-n.c., to soften the Impact of the 1965 Law. Republicans John Tower of Texas and Carl t. Curtis of Nebraska and Democrat Robert c Byrd of West Virginia were the Only senators from outside the deep South joining the minority in Ervin a attempt to slash the number of Dixie counties covered by the 1.965 Law. The amendment lost 58-19. Ervin opposes Extension of the old act which prohibits literacy tests and authorizes Federal registrars to protect residents voting rights in areas where less than 50 per cent of the voting age population voted in the 1964 general election. A those criteria apply Only to 36 of 39 North Carolina counties and the states of Alabama Georgia Louisiana Mississippi South Carolina and Virginia Ervin a amendment would have changed the coverage formula so the Law would not apply if More than 50 per cent of the eligible voters were registered regardless of whether they actually voted. A. The Senate Defeated 43-30 Ervin a attempt to delete from the formula for determining the voting age population servicemen students persons confined to mental institutions or prisons and others not qualified to vote anyway. Ervin said he will propose monday additional modifications in the legislation. In its present form the Bill is favored by Many of the Senate a civil rights advocates Over an administration proposal to do away with the formula and authorize a intervention by Federal registrars any place in the country. Opponents of that Bill which the House passed last december a say it would be so widespread in its scope that it would be difficult to enforce. They say the South would be under less pressure to operate registration programs and elections equitably. They also criticize the administration Bill because it omits a requirement that states covered by the 1965 act obtain Advance approval it to it the . Attorney general for changes in their election Laws. In addition to further Ervin amendment Battles the Senate will act next week on an amendment offered by democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana to lower the voting age to 18 nationwide. Consideration. A was a matter of history in 1961 county leaders chose to go with the counties of dare Tyrrell Washington Chow an Perout mans Pasq tank Camden Currituck and Gates to form the 10-county Albemarle area development association a several things influenced this 1961 decision not the least of these was the similarity of Hyde to these other nine counties in Many respects a agriculturally Corn and soybeans Are the principal crops but vegetables hogs and. Cattle Are being grown in Ever sex see Hyde. Page 8 Pentagon lists n. C. Cutbacks Washington a the Pentagon says even More than 341 military base closings or cutbacks it has announced As an Economy measure May be in sight. In making the announcement Friday of the actions affecting 47 states and puerto Rico Daniel Henkin the Pentagon s chief spokesman said additional cute will be necessary if Congress requests even a smaller defence budget Thlu year a a a a the closings announced for North Carolina were North Carolina Cherry Point operations of the Marine corps air station will be reduced by july 1976�?22 civilian positions will he Cut. Cherry Point operations of the naval air rework facility at the Marine corps air station will be reduced to release 721 civilian personnel by july 1970 instead of 321 As announced in october 1969 of the total 240 will be by attrition and 481 by re Duc ton in Force. Fayetteville Basic training operations at the army set Bragg will be reduced by february 1971 and the High frequency radio facility will be phased out % july 1970�?1823 military positions will be ended and 117 civilian positions will be Cut by reduction in Force Goldsboro at Seymour John son air Force base the monthly fighter utilization rate will be reduced by july 1970, and other manpower adjustments will be accomplished by july 1971�?308 military and no civilian positions will be eliminated. Jacksonville bread production at the bakery at the Marine corps base. Camp Lejeune will be Al minted by july 1970�?22 military spaces will be ended. Shelby the naval Reserve training facility will be closed and its functions transferred to the naval and Marine corps re serve training facility at Charlotte july 1976�?1 military Quot position will be Cut. Statesville the naval Reserve training facility will be a a by Brian Sullivan a science writer new York a in the inevitable relentless March of the heave a the aun Moon and Earth fall into step today for a rare and stunning total eclipse of the aun. With celestial grandeur the Moon passes slowly across the face of the Radiant aun casting a great Shadow into apace and onto the til til. On Earth million of person from staring directly at the Par along the path of the Shadow hoped far dear skies to a last major eclipse in or near the United states in . A the Point ref the Shadow was to fall onto the Earth in the Pacific race across Mexico touch the United states first at Florida at 1 17 ., est continue on through Georgia and the Carolinas leaving land at Norfolk. A. Then touch the country again at Nantucket. Mass from Nantucket the Shadow 85 Miles wide and racing along at 1,506 Miles an hour was to Croas Nova Scotia and Newfoundland before leaving this planet in the North Atlantic Eye specialists hoped mean while they had gotten across their warnings of the risks of damaged eyes even blindness. Toll covered Sun and a new Hazard Anise the Massachusetts Wing of the civil air patrol was on Quot eclipse Dierf As off Isiah warned that As Many As 500 Light planes were expected carrying sky watchers to Cape cod. Martha s Vineyard and Nantucket for a smog free look at the dec i i use Quot marginal weather is being forecast. A the Cap a Aid fonday Quot a hence there is a substantial possibility of an aircraft becoming lost or forced Down a weather forecasts said the most favourable viewing posts for the total and near total phases ail the eclipse would be in the area from Eastern North Carolina and Virginia to Long Island. By. And new England Al Cio official save inflation hurting Black Job chances by Neil it .11 it 111 in i item writer Washington a a High Afl-cio1 official said today the nations sharply rising unemployment under president Nixon s anti inflation policies is threatening while House efforts to put More negroes into jobs Quot this work May very Well a a impeded in coming months by unemployment which is already rising and May go even higher a said Lane Kirkland Secretary treasurer of the 13,6 million member Tabor federa lion. The Nixon administration re ported Friday the nations Jolt less rate jumped from 3.9 to 4.2 per cent of the civilian labor Force or a Rise of 388.000 unemployed to a total of 3.8 million. The Rise brought unemployment to the highest level in nearly five years and the two month jump in january and february totalling seven tenths of one per cent was the highest in some 13 years Quot a Slack Economy Means unemployment a Kirkland said in remarks prepared for a meeting of the National Alliance of businessmen a group cooperating with the White House to find jobs for the hard Core unemployed mostly negroes in private firms. Democrates gathering in Raleigh Quot r. The in h apr a to not re i from throughout North Carolina gathered today for a Day Long program a thou include a luncheon. A ref to on at the executive mansion and the annual j Efferson Jackson Day dinner More than 1.200 party faithful were expected to attend 40th annual fund raising 950-a plate dinner tonight. The principal speaker util be sen atop Bible a Nev state Ocre a chairman Gene Simmons of Ltd the plan was to. Adjourn the dinner program at f 45 everyone could watch the Atlantic coast conference basketball. Tournament finals on television a the Day s program began with a Ham and eggs breakfast sponsored by the Wake county democratic women the luncheon was for county chairmen party officers the Council of state and members of the congressional delegation a. Gov Bob Scott a Gas to be Host at a two heu see demos a Eption this aft Page 8� a a gobs of heavy of kill 10,000 Birds watchers set in Renville Greenville n c. Apr this a astern North Carolina tobacco City was a focal Point to Day As scientists and visitors from throughout the nation gathered to watch the total eclipse of the Sun the eclipse we a o begin at 12 14 . And was expected to be total at to31 p.nv7tstmg for two minutes and 57 seconds in Greenville. Greenville is in the Canter of the Moons path. In other parts of the nation the phenomenon was a partial eclipse hotels and motels in the Greenville area were filled. East Carolina University was the Center of scientific activities. Boy scouts and Roth students lined highways to direct traffic to the ecu Campus where information centers were set up. Anchorage Alaska apr gobs of heavy Oil apparently flushed from passing tankers Dot beaches along 1,000 Miles of Shoreline on the East it St of Kodiak Island and Federal spokesmen est mate at least 10,000 Birds have been killed by it. A it appears that it has been a. Series of tankers coming in and dumping dirty ballast water a Gene Dickason director of the Federal water pollution control administration office in Anchorage said Friday. Quot try but 1 think there a no Way we can Ever identify any specific vessel responsible a the 1.000 Miles of Shoreline includes a myriad of intricate indentations that reach into Ufa East S.D. of the Kodiak Island group from the Northern tip of Afognak Island 200 Miles Southwest to the Southern end of the Trinity Oil first was noted feb. 6, Ray Morris of Kodiak a representative the Federal ant pollution. Agency said fishermen discovered the Sticky stuff on buoys but it was a couple of weeks Morris said before the extent of the Oil spill was realized. Bad weather prevented flights to insect the area until this week. A if we can to find a Way to curb this sort of situation Well wipe out the water Birds Here a Morris said. Dickason said members of his staff walked along seven Miles of Beach and Quot found piles of dead nothing can be done to try to save others doused with the substance because the area is so Remote he said. Morris said the Oil a fill was unlike the Slick that coated Santa Barbara,.calif. Beaches last year. A.1 a a it a not like Santa Barbara,1 he said. A almost All the Oil has been washed away from the beaches we re finding Oil clumps in debris on the Beach in kelp fishnets and fish Orris said the estimate of 16.000 Birds kilted was conservative and that dead Birds had been Drifting onto the beaches since last month. The Deputy regional director for the Antipow Uzun Agency Earl Kan of Portland. Ore., said the of May have been discharged by a tanker far off Shore and have been blown Westward to the beaches by High wind
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