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March' 5, 1970 Phone 268-5221 lOc 4 Sections, 46 Pages to lawmakers. programs problems t h 371 US Bases Face Cuts; 3 In Valley Are Included (AP)-Former several chest the any unpleasant 93,000 Job Slash Is Expected New York Times News Service WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department announced today that it would close or scale down activities at 371 military bases by June 30, 1971, in an effort to trim defense spending by $914 million. The decision to close, consolidate or realign various activities will affect military installations in the United States, Puer : to Rico and o v e r s e a s , - a n d is expected to eliminate 93,900 jobs -- 35,300 military positions nd 58,600 civilian employes. Although the installation reductions had been 1 expected, the number of facilities that will be affected and the number of jobs that will be eliminated had not been made public. Earlier Briefing . In a Pentagon briefing for reporters last month, defense officials said that "more than 300 bases" would be involved in the expected cutbacks, but the precise figure was not disclosed. Secretary of Defense Melvin I. Laird said that details of he closings would be withheld intil tomorrow. Laird said that the reductions vere a result of congressional- y approved reductions of more han $4 billion in the defense budget for the fiscal year 1970, vhich ends June 30,. and of a urther reduction that Pentagon banners made in tb for the fiscal year 1971. 'The reductions are substantially larger than cutbacks announced last October in connection with some of the same congressional budget changes. The earlier announcement affected 308 bases at an expected saving of $609 million. After that announcement, New York legislators in Congress complained that their state appeared to be suffering proportionately larger cutbacks than other states. The latest cutback comes only one day after mem- Ders of the New York congressional delegation met on Capitol Hill with a Pentagon official to See Bases Page 4-A UPI Telephoto M I D N I G H T A R R E S T - ..en-y Watford is escorted into the Darlington County Jail, Darlington, SC, after his arrest in connection with the school bus burning incident. He was arrested late at night and wears only : pajamas. 28 Face Charges In Cqrolinq Bus Inciclent LAMAR, SC* (UPI)~Police have arrested 28'of the 30 white men accused of attacking busloads of Negro children at a for merly white school Tuesday. The men were led handcuffed Into the county jail past a group of friends and relatives who shoutec encouragement. ' , ' Ah arraignment was scheduled later today for the 28 arrested yesterday and today. The other two charged with rioting are believed to be hospitalized with injuries suffered in the incident. A crowd of about 40 whites ignored a misting rain and gathered outside the Darlington County Jail as state and county officers brought the suspects in one by one. "Tell all LNAS Will Lose One Squadron Attack Squadron 23 at Lemoore Naval Air Station will deactivated and Castle Air Base will lose 54 civilian em- ployes and 91 members of its military force under cutbacks announced by the Defense Department. By the end of 1971 Edwards Air Force Base will experience a net loss of 128 military 148 civilians. The deactivation of the squadron is scheduled for 11. This unit, which flies light jet attack aircraft, recently from the Far East. impact of this move is that Lemoore will lose 23 officers 180 enlisted personnel, whose annual salary total is estimated at $1,068,000. The Pentagon said the for the termination of this is that the Navy is modernizing its forces and changing to a smaller modern fleet. A spokesman said it is assumed members of Squadron 23, as the Black Knights, will ibsorbed into other units, both here and at other bases. " T h o s e remaining Lemoore," he continued, "would be expected to fill vacancies created through normal attri- ion, so there will be the net See LNAS Page 4-A of them .up there ve love them and we are going o stand behind them," shoutec woman' as two highway patrolmen hustled one of the men nside the red brick building.- One elderly woman s h o o k er' black umbrella at a cam- raman covering the arrests nd warned, "You take my pic- ure and I'll hit you with my Risenhoover Is Given Life Term In Prison By William K. Patterson Herman Y. · Risenhoover, twice sentenced to death for first-degree murder in the 1962 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old boy in a Reedley district orchard, today received a life prisonment sentence f Superior C o u r t Judge Goldstein. The judge turned down

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  1. The Fresno Bee The Republican,
  2. 05 Mar 1970, Thu,
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