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Washington Daily News (Newspaper) - March 25, 1970, Washington, North CarolinaWeather daily news if you do not get your paper. Dial 46-2145 Between a 90 and 7 00 o clock and one Atli be delivered to you. 1909 fourteen a ftps Washington North Carolina wednesday afternoon March 25, 1970 daily except sunday Airt Vays controllers May strike by Vern Haugland a aviation writer Washington apr a spokesman for the professional air traffic controllers organization today said a initial indicators pointed to a widespread walkout by its members and that a there would be a severe dissipation of air traffic As kidnappers South disappointed North threaten r r Robert c. Sturgill. Patch Public affairs officer said re ports indicated new York Cut Cago Cleveland. Kansas City Denver Miami and Houston fort Worth would be among the cities where the controllers would withhold services. Quot these Are Only initial indicators Quot Sturgill emphasized Quot however with this Strong of an indication it would appear there would be a severe dissipation of air traffic service As airline officials said they were confident they could maintain limited night service 0 a airline spokesman said 33 of 130 air traffic controllers called in S.C. about three hours before the 8 . Est strike was called. Faa administrator John h. Shaffer sent a Telegram tuesday to Patch members warning them that a strike by the organization would be illegal and could result in discharge or criminal prosecution. The dispute was triggered by the proposed Transfer of three air traffic controllers from Baton Rouge la. It is part of a a continuing Effort by the organization to obtain higher wages for its members and prompt the government to hire additional con Trotters and modernize equipment Patch members staged a two Day S.C. strike last june at three airports serving new York delaying 1.000 flights for an average of four hours and fore my the cancellations of 300 others the organization claims a membership of about 7,000. The Faa had prepared for the latest problem with plans to reroute aircraft around troubled areas by activating a complicated new air traffic flow control Center at its Washington Headquarters a number of airlines also set up command posts to Monitor the skies and cancel marginal flights on Short notice. Airport managers reported traffic control operations Normal throughout tuesday night attorney f. Lee Bailey general counsel and executive director of Patch flew to Washington after receiving a temporary adjournment of a trial in Hackensack n.j., to show cause Why he should not be permanently barred from practice it see air. Page 14 Many a life Santo Domingo Domini can Republic apr the kidnappers of the air attache in Santo Domingo have threatened to kill him unless 21 political prisoners Are released the kidnappers issued an ultimatum that the prisoners be released by 10 . Today president Joaquin Balaguer and his top officials met through the night discussing whether to quiet after Nixon a speech reaction to new is divided in n. Postmaster talks about pay hikes by Jim Dahu associated press writer Washington apr a postmaster general win ton m Blount encouraged by the fast crumbling mail strike called postal Union leaders in today to Start negotiating a pay raise. Striking workers were returning to their jobs by the tens of thousands and mountains of stacked up mail were melting away in S.C. key cities As Chicago Philadelphia and Detroit. The Only major holdout the 8,700-member Manhattan Bronx letter carriers local that started the week old illegal strike was ordered by a Federal judge to return to work by 5 . Est or a tart paying fines of $10,000 each Day. Federal troops ordered up by president Nixon monday were still working in the new York City offices allowing some service there. Brooklyn a letter carriers the second major new York local involved in the strike broke ranks and voted tuesday night to return to work thursday. As workers returned to their jobs in Detroit Newark St Paul Minneapolis and Westchester n.y., Blount announced see mail Page 14 students return without books Hertford . Apr principal j. A. Dempsey said almost All pupils attended classes today at troubled Peru mans county Union school where Many boycotted tuesday but they did not bring their books. He said teachers in the All negro school were holding classes anyhow. Meanwhile the Peru mans county Board of education was meeting to discuss demands by the pupils that the school be made a Junior High school under a desegregation plan effective next year. It now has All 12 grades. Dempsey said the pupils were considering a March through Hertford today if the boards decision was not favourable. He said negro pupils and some parents feel Peru mans Union should be a Junior High school instead of a primary school As the Board has proposed because it is Well equipped. They also want a Black principal next year. C. C. Walters Peru mans county schools superintendent said the Blacks Are anxious to preserve the negro tradition at the school an estimated 300 to 400 of the 1,000 pupils walked out of their classes tuesday after the school Board monday night deferred action on their demands. Walters said the Board decided monday the demand would have to have More considerate protest Page 14 direction Carolina it. Col. Donald j. Crowley was seized by armed men who identified themselves As Mem Here of the United. Anti reelection command which opposes a Laguer a candidacy in the election May 18. The . Embassy said it had had no direct communication with the kidnappers but added that the dominican foreign ministry had been in Telephone Contact. The question of whether to release the prisoners is entirely for the dominican government to decide a spokesman said. Crowley the third. American Diplomat kidnapped in latin America within seven months was taken away by four or five men As he arrived in his car at a Polo Field for practice tuesday morning. The kidnappers said he was taken to a secret hideout in the City and was guarded there by 30 men. They promised to release the 48 year old officer 10 hours after the release of the prisoners they listed. Presumably the kidnappers were left wingers since their list was headed by Maximiliano Gomez Secretary general of a pro peking dominican popular movement. He has been in jail for two months on charges of killing a Soldier and wounding a police agent last april. Its damage two schools by the associated press fire extensively damaged two schools in separate sections of North Carolina during tuesday night one at Rockingham and one at Gaston in Northampton county. School officials at both were making plans for pupils to continue their studies. There were no injuries in either fire. The pee Dee school at Rockingham which includes grades one through eight was reported afire about 1 30 . Today. By the time firemen arrived the old building was engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire was not known. Irie Leonard of Richmond county schools said the Iso pee Dee pupils will be absorbed into other schools. The Gaston elementary school burned late tuesday night in one of the worst fires in the history of the northeastern North Carolina town. Eight Volunteer fire departments fought the Blaze. Wade Powell a spokesman for one of the departments said the fire apparently started in the boiler room and. Was not deliberately set. School officials said that although All rooms in the three Story Brick building were damaged some Are usable. The pupils were assigned to classes today in a vacant building on the school ground. No monetary estimate of damage was available at either school. By the associated press North Carolina participants in the1 states desegregation Battle have lined up much the same As in the past on president Nixon a latest statement on the controversial subject school Board officials Are supporting the plan and civil rights leaders Are making charges Nixon has said his administration will support the neighbourhood school concept and has proposed spending $1.3 billion during the next two years in predominantly Black schools to make their standards equal to predominantly White schools state superintendent of pub Lic instruction Craig Phillips called the statement evidence of a Quot National stabilizing element Quot in the1 total desegregation problem a it s a healthy sign that there is a National awareness of the total problem that s Only been looked at in the Southern Region Phillips said he said Nixon a support for the Community school is Quot supportive of what most of us have said in this William Poe chairman of the Charlotte Mecklenburg county b Oard of education which is tied up in. A controversial Federal desegregation order said he sup ports the Nixon approach to desegregation Poe said the statement Quot a sounds As if it would bring the Federal government really into full support of local educational a program Quot As far As Urban schools Are concerned a Poe said Quot we have Long since recognized that you can to coerce people to accept things they Are not going to Poe said Nixon appears to realize that there will not be an end. To predominantly Black schools Quot so lets do something i see reaction Page 14 by Walter r. Mears associated press writer Ash in i ton apr a Southern senators were disappointed civil rights leaders sceptical Northern democrats silent and most republicans pleased Over president Nixon a 8, statement on school desegregation policy. A Northern strategy or a Southern strategy in it a he said. Quot i think it is a National message m Nixon plan offers n oth Ingn new Scott Raleigh apr gov. Bob Scott said today he saw nothing new in president Nixon a statement on school integration. Quot frankly i done to anticipate much change for North Carolina a he said. In a prepared statement Scott noted that Nixon had said in his declaration tuesday that Quot words often ring empty without Quot i agree with his remarks a Belhaven a mrs. We Scott said. Quot Beamm for Prest a a Teman. It or. Has been elect e-1-., Deni Nix up its Stilt matter of of the Belha Van Hirn doing what he said he was chamber of com chamber elects officers by Elizabeth Windley Dally news correspondent the tuesday statement declared official segregation Quot must be Ehatt Natell Root and Branch a but held do Facto or neigh boyhood Segre a lion is not a target for Federal enforcement. Dixie senators said the prox Dent s stand All but eliminated Freedom of Choice for parents of school children in the South foreshadowing hard times for the Region. Sen. Strom Thurmond r-s.c., one of the presidents chief sources of strength in the South in 1968, said Nixon the candidate supported the Freedom of Choice approach to desegregation. Quot Many voters supported him because of this a Thurmond said. Quot i spoke out strongly for or Nixon because of this. It is now Clear that we will not have Freedom of but Thurmond said it would have been worse under another which the president has bitten the Bullet Quot Nixon proposed spending $1.5 billion during the next two years to improve the Quality of education for children in schools segregated because of neighbourhood patterns. He said both kinds of segregation exist in the South and North and called for equal application of the Law nationwide civil rights leaders were Cool generally a it looks like another Nixon Man Euver to pacify the South politically a said Isaac Williams Field Secretary of the National association for the advancement of coloured people in South Carolina. Jack Greenberg of the a act Legal defense fund in new York said since the proposed $1.5 billion will not be used for busing school children administration he said he will f the main weight of the funds offer a constitutional amendment legalizing Freedom of Choice. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott however said the statement was straightforward. A i Don t think this message has Calls witness will be toward maintaining the segregated status the Promise of funds encouraged some school officials although Many declined immedi a see schools Page 14 president Community Merce for the coming year. Other officers elected include Russell Johnston vice president Julian Goti. Secretary and Meyer Libman was re elected treasurer. Mrs. Bateman appointed Julian Goff chairman of the membership drive and Ralph Wallace news reporter. The elections were1 a meeting Friday night which also featured considerable discussion concerning the meeting Date and the last monday evening in each month was selected. Other action taken was approval of a $100 donation to the Belhaven memorial museum and a vote to go on record As endorsing the clean up drive now underway Here. The current membership is 55 and the following Are serving on the Board of directors. Mrs. W. E. Bateman jr., Howard Voliva see chamber Page 14 red men fish f by scheduled Tau tribe no. 18, of the improved order of red men will hold their annual fish Fry at the red menus lot at third and Mcnair streets saturday. The serving hours will be 11 . To 2 30 pm. And 5 . To 7 . Proceeds will go the building fund. Junior Woolard and Junior Swain Are chairmen for this years event. Plates will sell for $1 each. Going to Quot we still face mass busing of students and the destruction of our neighbourhood schools Quot Scott said. The governor said the presidents statement a was mostly a reaffirmation of previous statements he had made on the referring to the $1.5 billion spending program which. Nixon announced Scott said a i suspect most of this will go to the larger cities of the country. Anyway most of it will not be spent until 1972 a an election Quot frankly i done to anticipate much change for North Carolina a Scott said. A a we Veall heard these words by the president Scott a Brief comment was see Scott Page 14 week Holiday set by schools the Washington City schools will be closed the entire week following easter. According to Jasper Lewis superintendent five Days were placed in the school Calendar for emergencies due to inclement weather. A since no Days were lost a full Holiday week will be observed a or. Lewis said adding that schools will operate on a regular schedule Good Friday. The schools will end the 1969-70 year on wednesday june 3. The baccalaureate service will be on sunday May 31, and graduation exercises will be conducted on Friday evening june 5. V new w acted ruler a Marvin p. Tetter toil local printing company operator and real estate broker was elected tuesday night As Exalter ruler of the Washington elks Lodge. He will succeed William a. Phillips who was elected a four year trustee. Other officers elected included Clarence Rawls leading Knight Robert Bellamy Loyal Knight John Boyd lecturing Knight e. H. Matthews Secretary and Levy Para More Tyler. Army investigates i dig usage May effect Laos and Vietnam Sihanouk a overthrow gives gloomy Prospect by William l. Ryan a special correspondent at first Blush it might have seemed to some americans that the overthrow of Prince Norodom Sihanouk in. Cambodia was Good. News. But the More they study it the gloomier the prospects tend to look for All of indochina., including Laos and Vietnam. Prince Sihanouk from his place of exile in bed China has called for a Quot liberation to do Battle with the men in phenom penh who ousted him is no Idle boast. Is a Good Chance of making a comeback and thus rendering the Over All situation in Southeast Asia a Good Deal worse than it was to begin with. Sihanouk wont need much strength on his own if he is going to get what he Calls the help of a a brotherly the pattern. In Cambodia easily could be made to resemble what happened in neighbouring Laos now Tom in two by a North vietnamese invasion to support a so called liberation movement. The red Khmer a cambodians communist party already exists in that country As the framework for the Quot liberation movement. It is Small but so was the lao Peoples party which consisted of Little More than its own Central committee. It was enough however in Laos to provide the Skeleton around which to build the path it. Lao movement which now gets its muscle from North Vietnam a . Should the movement be launched in Cambodia where there Are now reported to be at least 40,000 North vietnamese troops and Many Viet Cong guerrillas the cambodian would probably come out a poor second without substantial out Side help. Gen. Lon nol who overthrew Sihanouk and installed a new chief of state is reported to be relying on the Assumption that the ousted ruler has support Only among the peasants with no organizational base this could be a costly Assumption the Only source of help for the new cambodian regime it the moment is the United states. Washington far from wanting to become involved in a third War in Indochina Baa been trying to extricate a Tail gradually from the other boo in Vietnam and Laos. Peculiar opinion in the United states would be unlikely to Welcome widened american involvement. People who worry about S.C. matters note an increasing mood of american isolationism a growing american to a commit the country any deeper either to policing or to solving the worlds problems. This can mean that if Sihanouk successfully mounts his movement Cambodia is for doomed to fall into the communist Camp. More than that it can mean that barring the deeper involvement that Washington see Cambodia Page 14 israelis claim 4 Mig a Down by Michael Gross associated press writer Tel Aviv a israelis pilots claimed their biggest Victory in More than six months Over the egyptian air Force today reporting four egyptian mig21s shot Down in dogfights Over the Suez canal area. The israeli military command said All israeli planes returned safely. It was the israeli fliers a highest score against Egypt sine last sept. 11, when. Ii egyptian planes were claimed. Three mig2is were reported shot Down in one Day on feb. 26. The israeli command gave this account of today a air Battle israeli jets crossed the canal in the Central and Southern sectors at 9 40 ., attacking radar installations and artillery batteries. For just Over an hour they had the skies to themselves with Only antiaircraft fire to Challenge them. Then at 10 45 Egypt s russian made migs went into action. The israeli and egyptian pilots dulled at 20,000 feet. Two of the egyptian pilots parachuted after their planes were hit. Israeli forces now have claimed to have downed 80 egyptian planes since the june 1967 War. During the night israeli jets a hit antiaircraft batteries 15 Miles inside Egypt in an hour Long attack. A spokesman said the planes also hit other Quot military objectives during the raid and returned safely. By Lawrence l. Knutson associated press writer Washington a the former Soldier who triggered disclosure of the alleged massacre at my Lai was called by a Senate panel today to Teli what he knows of drug use by . Troops in Vietnam. Ron Ridenhour 23, now a College student in California. Was flown to Washington under Senate subpoena following testimony tuesday by a former sergeant that soldiers who took part in the my Lai operation smoked marijuana the night before the alleged massacre also called by sen. Thomas j. Dodds juvenile delinquency subcommittee was James a it Teague a former psychiatrist who in an article for a professional journal last october said the use of marijuana in the War zone has produced severe mental disturbances in some soldiers. Ridenhour was never in my Lai. But his letters to Senate and House members recounting stories that hundreds of men. Women and children had been o / Hamiet March 16, 1968. Eventually brought a widespread investigation it resulted in charges of murder rape assault and other crimes against several officers and enlisted men. His claims that officers covered up the events at my Lai were echoed earlier this month when the charged 14 officers including two generals with offences ranging from dereliction of duty to false swearing in connection with the first investigation of the alleged massacre. Former sgt. Charles West. 23, of Chicago who was a member of the unit at my Lai when the alleged mass killings took place said 60 per cent or More of the men he knew in Charlie company 1st battalion. 21st infantry had smoked marijuana at least once and that Many of them used it daily. Quot i did not see anyone on the Day of the incident smoking West testified but added quickly Quot the last time i seen any of them smoking was slaughtered in the vietnamese the night before the Scott wants More Rural development Raleigh a gov. Bob Scott says its time for North Carolina to take an increasing role in Rural development. And he wants a new Council on state goals and policies created to direct this activity. Scott told a conference on Rural development tuesday that the Council would be concerned with Quot health education housing economic development transportation environmental programs and All other state functions which influence the Type of future we create for our people. Quot this Council would be a High level advisory body to cd Muff across the Board All activities of state government that Relato to the full development of our he said he would ask the 1971 general Assembly to make the Council a permanent state Agency. In would be served by a full time professional staff which would be attached to the governors office Quot we Are gradually accepting the idea that Public expenditures on schools highways Parks utilities and Public services can be used to give shape to both Rural and Urban development a Scott told the conference. Quot a system must be developed to assure the publicly debated and agreed upon goals and objectives guide these expenditures a he added a too Many of our programs both on the Federal and state Levels Are operating independently and often at Cross purposes. Quot if states Are to assume the leadership in Rural development they must have Well defined goals and policies. Quot this Council i am convinced. Would help us marshal our toll resources to the tasks of planning and directing the expenditure of local state and Federal funds to achieve the Good life for our a member of the North car a Seo Rural. Page 14�
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