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Wilson Daily Times (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Wilson, North Carolina Telephone All departments dial 243-5151 the Wilson daily times vol. 74 no. 183 associated up f is news. Wire photos newspaper Enterprise Assn features More than a newspaper a Community institution Wilson n. C., saturday afternoon september 19. 1970 weather partly Cloudy and continued warm tonight and sunday. Outlook monday through wednesday Clear to partly Cloudy continued quite warm 21 pages today Price ten cent Hussein agreeable to cease fire . Intervention hinted Nixon keeping watch on crisis in Jordan Washington a with american forces in the Mediterranean bolstered president Nixon kept continuous watch today on the crisis in embattled Jordan with american lives and the survival of the Hussein government his primary concern. The positioning of military forces was described officially As a precautionary step in Case Nixon decides intervention in Jordan is necessary to Rescue the More than 400 americans in the country. Nixon was reported however. Prepared if necessary to intervene for other reasons if neighbouring Iraq or Syria enters the civil War Between King Hussein a forces and the palestinian guerrillas or if the country becomes in danger of falling under guerrilla control. The president was keeping watch from his Retreat at Camp David my accompanying him were staff aides or. Henry a Kissinger and h r. Haldeman. Word that american forces in the Mediterranean were being reinforced came Friday from the Pentagon the defense de Jordan troop Victory seen Washington a us military officials predict it is Only a matter of time before the palestinian guerrillas out manned and outgunned Are Defeated by Jordan s Royal army of fiercely Loyal bedouin tribesmen. Equipped with British and american arms King Hussein s armed Force of about 50,000 men is regarded by Pentagon officials As the Best in the Arab world and second in the Mideast Only to israelis. On the other Side is a divided guerrilla Force believed to have no More than 12,000 men under arms the unknown factors officials Here say Are the iraqis with 10,000 troops stationed in Jordan. And the syrians poised above Jordan s Northern Border. Quot should they intervene the balance could tip against Hussein Quot said one official. Quot but no one expects that to although the leftist governments of Iraq and Syria Side with the guerrillas they have offered Little More than moral support for the palestinians whose vow to destroy Israel and see Jordan Page 2 j inside today j Abby. Bridge column. 12 business. Church new classified ads. 14-15 comics. 12 deaths. 2 editorials. 4 Mirror of mind. 8 Puzzle. Sports. Theater. 8 to listings 16 woman Page pertinent ordered additional ships and planes into the Eastern Mediterranean. Air Force Cim transports capable of flying out refugees or taking in paratroopers were already in position in the area officials privately expressed Hope Hussein could surmount the crisis unaided through diplomatic channels to Cairo and Moscow and in talks Here with israeli Premier Golda Meir administration leaders strove to save the . Drive for peace Between Israel and the Arab states from the explosive pressures of the jordanian conflict. An element of . Concern in this respect is the fear that if palestinian forces win control in Jordan their All out hostility toward Israel would Force israeli intervention which in turn might trigger intervention by Iraq and Syria and Widen the Middle East struggle even in the absence of such consequences officials see no Chance for a peace settlement involving Jordan if the guerrillas Rule that country. Mrs Meir said Friday egyptian israeli negotiations Are impossible unless Egypt Rolls Back antiaircraft missile bases set up along the Suez canal in alleged violation of the military standstill agreement the two countries accepted in August. Inquiries As to whether Nixon has Given Hussein some commitment of . Support if needed Drew uninformative answers from official sources. White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler told a news conference there is Quot no commitment i m prepared to cover with you Quot the Chicago Sun times said in a Story published in two editions thursday night after a see Nixon Page 2 last Days of summer All week. H hat been pencils books and Homework. Bat when the weekend arrives ifs Back to the things boys like Best. These three Savannah a. Lads a each to years old a relax on a boat Dock awaiting patiently that Quot a wire photo Mideast talks mrs. Meir inflicts heavy blow to . Peace Hopes Washington a israeli prime minister Golda Meir has inflicted a heavy blow on american Hopes that the Middle East peace talks could be resumed in the near future. Mrs. Meir told president Nixon there can be no peace talks until Egypt removes the missiles Israel claims were implanted along the Suez canal in violation of a military standstill agreement. Nixon and Secretary of state William p. Rogers tried Friday but failed to persuade the 72-year-old israeli Leader that talks under United nations mediator Gunnar jarring provide the Only Avenue to peace. In principle mrs. Meir agreed. But she asked Why should Israel negotiate a peace treaty with a country which violated a lesser cease fire agreement virtually the same Day it agreed to observe it president Nixon and Rogers Are reported to have understood mrs. Meir a argument although they would not agree with her conclusion. American officials concede the standstill cease fire violations could not have occurred without the knowledge and complicity of the soviet Union. They say there is no quarrel with the harsh words the israeli Leader used at her Friday press conference when she accused Moscow and Cairo of bad Faith and said need answer i quest for Whiz quiz dial 243-3620, wait for the prerecorded message then state your question slowly and distinctly. Questions of general interest will be selected for research and answered in columns mondays wednesdays and fridays. An automatic recording device is in operation to receive questions at any time except Between 3 . And to . Mondays through saturdays. No sunday Calls will be accepted. Quot they both Are the Nixon administration consoled itself with the conclusion that because of the Jordan situation the question of resuming of political talks is hypothetical anyway. The United states however would not take mrs. Meir a Quot not for an answer. Diplomatic prodding will continue on several fronts officials said. Moscow and Cairo will be urged anew to a rectify the violations which has been interpreted As removal of their missiles deployed in the Suez canal zone contrary to provisions of the standstill cease fire agreement and new efforts will be made to persuade mrs. Meir to end her Boycott of the talks. American and israeli diplomatic observers agreed that despite the failure to smooth Over differences mrs. Meir a Daylong talks with the president and Rogers were useful because they restored Confidence Between the two countries. See Mideast Page 2 transporting marines the helicopter Carrier Guam picked up about 1.000 marines Friday at Morehead City for movement to the Mediterranean. The troop will beef up . Forces standing by for possible evacuation of americans from strife torn Jordan. Additional ships and plane were ordered into the Eastern Mediterranean. The Guam is shown on its arrival at Morehead City a wire photo illiterates can Register in tar Eelia Raleigh a a North Carolina elections official says the state a will move with dispatch to comply Quot with a court order requiring provisional registration of illiterates Quot after we have received a copy and know precisely what it is we Are ordered to but said Alex Brock executive Secretary of the Board of elections Quot we should Point out that this is simply one round in the Battle. The main event is to come when the Case is heard before the u. S. Supreme Brock s comment came Friday after Federal District judge Algernon Butler issued a temporary restraining order barring the state Board Quot from failing to Register provisionally for voting in the nov. 3, 1970, election. All otherwise qualified persons who Are unable to read and the restraining order was requested by the Justice department As part of its suit to Force North Carolina to comply with the Federal voting rights act. See illiterates Page 2 Jet seized by Hijacker goes to Cuba Miami apr a gun toting Hijacker who wanted to go to Cairo settled for Cuba instead saturday and took an Allegheny airlines Jet and its eight crewmen to Havana. The Young hijackers believed to be armed with pistol gasoline and dynamite was aboard the Boeing 707 on a flight from Pittsburgh to Boston and took Over just before the plane made a scheduled Stop at Philadelphia International Airport Federal aviation administration officials said. He allowed 90 passengers to leave but kept aboard three flight crewmen three stewardesses and two men believed to see hijacked Page 2 at Goldsboro rally rep. Mius predicts 20-seat gain for democrats in House by Claude Starling Goldsboro a Arkansas Democrat Wilbur d. Mills chairman of the powerful House ways and Means committee has predicted a net gain at some 20 democratic House seats following the 1970 election Campaign. Mills in Goldsboro last night politicking for party colleague David Henderson of North Carolina s third congressional District told members of the press Quot democrats will prevail Quot but tempered his remarks by noting he expects the party Quot to gain fewer new seats than i had earlier expected Quot Mills said his earlier predictions had set the number of seats to be filled by democratic candidates after the upcoming elections to be As High As 40. The House ways and Means committee chairman also belittled the administration s so called Southern strategy Labelling it so much Quot talk talk later in the evening at a political rally for Henderson. Mills continued his observations on the Southern strategy commenting that Quot democratic Southern strategy Quot is a Quot proven that is that Many Southern democrats now chair leading House committees. Quot if the republicans should be successful enough to control the House a the lord deliver us a there would not be one southerner chairing a House committee Quot Mills informed his see Mills Page 2 guerrillas Nix earlier proposals Jordan forces appear gaining the i per hand Beirut Lebanon apr Cairo radio reported today that King Hussein has agreed to a proposal from egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser for a cease fire of at least 24 hours in the jordanian civil War Cairo radio said Hussein had promised to put the cease fire into effect Quot As soon As there was no immediate confirmation from radio Amman or from the radio stations in Baghdad and Damascus that have become the main outlets for guerrilla communiques the guerrillas rejected two earlier cease fire offers by Jordan a new military governor. Field marshal hah is maj Ali Cairo radio said egyptian army chief of staff Gen Mohamed Sadek. Who flew to Amman Early in the fighting to mediate Between the two sides was conferring there with guerrilla Leader Yasir Arafat and other members of the Palestine liberation organization s Central committee Cairo radio said Sadek cabled Hussein s acceptance of the cease fire proposal to Nasser. The guerrillas reply presumably was expected to emerge from Sadek s meeting with Ararat. Sadek reported to Nasser that he was received by Hussein Early today and the k,.ig Quot promised i to announce the cease fire order As soon As meanwhile. King Hussein s army launched heavy artillery and tank assaults against guerrilla strongholds in Northern Jordan As the number of dead. A wounded soared last 5,000 the guerrillas claimed in radio broadcasts they had repulsed the a my a main attack. At a town 20 Des North of Amman in the heart of what the commandos have declared a Quot liberated in other parts of the country the army appeared to be gaining the upper hand. Palestinian reinforcements see cease fire Page 2 or. Chairman delights audience solution to seniority system amusingly suggested by Solon by Claude Starling Goldsboro a Arkansas congressman Wilbur Mills delighted his audience Friday night with an amusing if not practical solution to the seniority system in Congress. The seniority system which leads directly to House committee chairmanships is primarily responsible for Mills a chairing and in fact controlling the powerful House ways and Means committee a Post he has held since 1958. However in a humorous vein he noted Many of his younger House colleagues have suggested Quot doing away with this system Quot maybe because the fre at the Tail end of it a he commented. Continuing his anecdote Mills said he had told them he would agree to Quot do away Quot with the system but Only if his alternatives were used. In this Mills system All House committees would be elected by the entire House of representatives with each committee responsible for election of a chairman but Only after each committee member had taken an . Test with the understood agreement that the lowest scorer would be named chairman. Clinching his argument Mills said Quot in that Way no committee member could claim he had been Quot outsmarted or a a and in a certain it would insure my chairmanship at the House ways and Means then continuing his Quot put our shoulders to the wheel rally speech Mills turned to a discussion of state politics both Arkansas and North Carolina about Arkansas he said the voters in 1968 elected a democratic senator a Republican governor and a plurality of votes cast went for Wallace. Quot no you can to do any worse than that Quot he told his amused audience. Mills earlier commented he hoped this North Carolina speech would Quot break his see Send Doroty Page 2 37th Wilson fair opening sept. 28 the 37th annual Wilson county fair will be in the area spotlight sept. 28 through oct. 3 under sponsorship of Robert b. Anderson Post no. 13 of the american legion. Fair association Secretary Charles w. Whitley reported that preparations began several Days ago readying the grounds and exhibit Halls for the event. Midway attractions will be provided by David b. Endy amusements. Quot Endy will bring 50 rides and Whitley said. Quot there will be Many major rides and presentations Many of the latter being of the free variety and we will have the usual offering of rides for the Small a fireworks display will be featured nightly. Noting the schedule. Whitley stated that school Days will be see fair Page 2 elementary enrolment drops 321 total enrolment Friday in grades 1-7 of the Wilson City school system was 4,221 pupils a drop of 321 from corresponding figures last year and a very close to estimated figures used by the administration in planning the school year. Supt. George s. Willard said this morning loth Day attendance figures for students in grades 8-12 showed an enrolment of 3,040. A drop of 68 pupils from the 3,108 in these grades last year. Over All system wide enrolment is now put at 7,261 As compared with 7,650 last year for a net loss of 389 students he added. The superintendent said enrolment at some schools was less than had been anticipated but estimates used in planning were very close. Earlier Willard said school officials had know a number of students were being enrolled in private schools for the first time this year but exact Impact of these Transfer could not be known in Advance. Thursday was opening Day for students in grades 2-7, with first graders reporting Friday. Both groups attended a somewhat see schools Page 2 nation s railroads with great reluctance a Nixon blocks strike Washington a acting Quot with great reluctance a the Nixon administration has blocked for 60 Days a threatened nationwide rail strike. President Nixon signed executive orders Friday barring a walkout by four unions against 160 rail lines and creating a five member Board to investigate the dispute. Unless Congress enacts emergency legislation the unions will be free to strike if no contract settlement is reached in the next 60 Days. The orders signed under provisions of the railway labor act affect some 400,000 Union members about 70 per cent of the nations railway work Force. Asst. Secretary of labor William j. Usery a top labor troubleshooter said at the White House he had hoped for a settlement negating the need for the executive orders. It was Quot with great reluctance Quot he said that the labor department recommended the president sign the orders. But he indicated Only a few Points of major disagreement remain to be resolved after weeks of government sponsored talks. Those issues should be dealt with by the Board he said. He said a five member panel instead of the usual three member Board was formed Quot so that an equitable settlement May be reached at the earliest possible its members Are to be named later. Under the 44-year-old rail labor Law the Board will study the dispute and submit its recommendations within 30 Days. Over the following 30 Days the unions and rail lines Are to consider the recommendations during negotiations. A strike had been called for sept. To but government mediators won agreement from the Union to delay for five Days there were selective shutdowns in some areas tuesday and wednesday until a Federal court order blocking any strikes took effect. . Dist. Court judge Howard Corcoran said see strike Page 2

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