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THE CINCiiENdUIRER 128TH YEAR NO. 239 THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1968 PRICE 10 CENTS Harrison Airport Eyed For Area Facility Possible use of the 30-acre Harrison, Ohio, airport and adjacent land as a new executive-type airport proposed for the Cincinnati region developed Wednesday. Robert Woodruff, secretary of the Harrison airport, asked Hamilton County commissioners to set a date for discussing his proposal. A specific date was not set, but Robert A. Wood, president of the Board of Commissioners, commented? "I believe we ought to get onto this matter right away. We should find out if it is feasible. Let's not have another Blue Ash." (Wood was referring to the City of Cincinnati's abortive efforts to develop land It bought In Blue Ash for an airport. Local opposition ultimately blocked this effort.) THE FEDERAL Aviation Administration recently recommended an executive-type airport for the Cincinnati area. It pointed to the availability of Federal funds for such a development. Woocruff explained that he and his associates at Harrison believe their area Is the most suitable site since it Is In the comparatively-undeveloped southwestern corner of Ohio and is served by 1-74, with 1-275 being pushed to completion. Wood indicated he would try to schedule an Informal meeting of the commissioners and Woodruff for Friday. r Formal DMZ Trace AimHarriman pf Hi. fi ! i , three hours In what was described as a useful meeting despite an exchange of protests over military activity in Vietnam. Cyrus R. Vance, acting chief of the U. S. delegation to the Paris talks, protested against North Vietnam's antiaircraft fire on unarmed American reconnaissance aircraft. Col. Ha Van Lau, North Vietnam's deputy negotiator, in turn complained about alleged bombing of North Vietnamese targets. dent-elect Richard M. Nixon, invited a Nixon representative to Join the next phase of the talks because "the main burden of the negotiations will fall on the next administration." Informed sources have reported that Mr. Nixon has asked Henry Cabot Lodge, twice ambassador to South Vietnam and now ambassador to West Germany, to succeed Harrlman in Paris. In Paris U. S. and North Vietnamese diplomats conferred for II ZZ Rum Goiiigs-Oii had not been pulled out of the DMZ area and that the United States found this "most annoying." He asserted that the United States had made clear, in the secret arrangements with Hanoi to end the bombing of North Vietnam on November 1, that the Vietnam talks could not move into a serious phase "if they didn't honor the DMZ and (refrain from) the indiscriminate shelling of the major cities." The 77-year-old envoy, who will meet In New York today with Presi X At 1 Robert Arnold of Fairhope, Ala., walked more or less happily from an airlift plane Et Miami International Airport, returning from Cuba as one of the passengers on a hijacked National Airlines Jet. But the U. S. Customs decided to confiscate the Cuban rum Arnold purchased during his enforced stay in Cuba. At Nixon's Request Warren Will Stay On Bench 'Til June - ,0 : ; NEW YORK (UPI) Presidentelect Richard M. Nixon disclosed Wednesday that he has asked U. S. Chief Justice Earl Warren to remain In his post until completion of the present term of the court in June. Ronald Ziegler, Mr. Nixon's press spokesman, said the President-elect received assurances from Warren, 77, that he would comply with the request. "He (Mr. Nixon) thought It most Important In order to avoid serious disruption of the work of the court that the effective date of Warren's retirement should not be until the end of the term of the court In June," Ziegler said. "The chief justice agreed and said he would be glad to continue until that time." Ziegler said that Mr. Nixon would U. New York Times Service WASHINGTON Ambassador W. Averell Harrlman said Wednesday that In the expanded Vietnam peace talks he plans to seek a formal truce arrangement with North Vietnam on the demilitarized zone, to replace the present informal understanding. Harriman. who briefed President Johnson and the cabinet on the Paris negotiations, told reporters that some North Vietnamese forces Strikers Will Return Today To Stadium Work will resume today on the Riverfront Stadium. About 75 members of Laborers Union Local 265 ended their three-day wildcat strike at the Riverfront Stadium project Wednesday. Settlement came following an afternoon meeting at Allied Construction Industries between representatives of Local 265, Huber, Hunt and Nichols, general contractor for the stadium, and Thomas Arcontl, Laborers Union International representative. LABORERS WALKED OFF the Job Monday, following a dispute between a Laborers Union steward and a steward for Cement Masons Local 524 over Job jurisdiction. These differences were settled Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday several other unions, who pulled their men off the job Monday, saying they were unable to work without laborers, returned to work or made plans to do so today regardless of whether a settlement was reached by the laborers. This week's strike was the third work stoppage at the $44-million stadium. A construction trade strike halted work for 12 weeks last summer. Construction was also halted by a one-day wildcat walkout last September. At that time, carpenters, laborers, operating engineers, cement finishers and reinforced concrete Ironworkers walked out because of alleged unsanitary and unsafe working conditions. Ranking Czech Red Granted Asylum WASHINGTON (UPI) The United States has granted permanent residency to Maj. Gen. Jan Sejna of Czechoslovakia, who fled here 6-A fter reportedly participating in an abortive coup in Prague. The State Department announced Wednesday that Secretary of State Dean Rusk had denied an extradition request by Czechoslovakia. Rusk had authority to make the final judgment and took into account all the special circumstances of the case, a spokesman said. However, the department spokesman, Robert J. McCloskey, did not specify the precise circumstances on which Rusk's determination was made. He said It would be "misleading for both the present case and future extradition cases" to single out particular circumstances. The case of Sejna was a curious one which still has not been entirely elaborated publicly. It was reported at the time of Scjna's defection that he was one of the highest-ranking communist officials ever to defect from Eastern Europe. He had played a role In trying to maintain Antonin Novotny In power in Czechoslovakia. Suicide Wave Takes Two More Germans BONN (UPI) Two more West German Foreign Ministry employees have committed suicide, bringing the total in the past two months to nine, government officials said Wednesday night. Ruediger Herold, 54, an Embassy consular department official at The Hague, hanged himself in the Dutch capital Wednesday night, foreign ministry officials said. They also announced the death by suicide Tuesday of Bernard Du-dek, 47, a clerical assistant, who was found dead of an overdose of sleeping pills in his Bonn home. So War Reflections AMA Puts Halter Reflections of a GI and a landing helicopter are caught by the photographer in a mud puddle near the Cambodian border, north of Saigon, South Vietnam. ami, Annul mii -AP Wirephoto nominate a successor for Warren at an unspecified time. Warren tendered his resignation several months ago to President Johnson, asking to retire as soon as his successor was named. Mr. Johnson's nomination of Associate Justice Abe Fortas to succeed Warren failed to get Senate approval after days of acrimonious debate. "The President-elect expressed to the chief justice how pleased he was that he was going to administer the oath of office on January 20 and the chief Justice said he was happy to do so and looked forward to the occasion with great pleasure," Ziegler told newsmen at Mr. Nixon's headquarters. Ziegler said he had "no idea" whether Mr. Nixon would name one of the associate justices as chief justice or bring In an outsider for the post. National Academy of Sciences, the World Medical Association and the Harvard University School of Medicine. In addition to the criteria on proof of death, the resolution said that transplant operations should be performed only In institutions with extensive research and treatment facilities. THE TRANSPLANTS, the AMA said, should be restricted to persons for whom no otner means of treatment Is available and should be used only as a means of prolonging life, rather than relieving a less serious medical condition such as extreme pain. The House of Delegates also urged the establishment of a heart transplant registry to facilitate the exchange of information about the grafts. The Weather Mostly cloudy, windy and cold with a chance of occasional snow flurries today. Low, 34; high, 37. Partial clearing, windy and colder tonight with low of 21. Partly cloudy and cold Friday. Details, Map on Page 52 Page Action Line . .20 Amuse 72-73 Books . .36-37, 41 Business . .48-49 Church News 42 Classified .55-65 Columnists ...7 Comics 34 Crossword . . .42 Deaths 55 Editorials 6 Page Graham 42 Horoscope ... 66 Horse Sense . .35 Jumble 50 People 2 society 29 sports 67-72 Top of News TV-Radio .. 3 54 Weikel 19 Worn 27-28, 30-33 Word Game Kentucky News Pages 19, 20, 69 Red Attacks Fell 100 GIs Near Saigon SAIGON (UPI) Communist forces killed and wounded more than 100 Americans near Saigon In fierce ambush and mortar attacks that continued Into Wednesday night. The Communists also downed two U. S. helicopters in the same region and tried to sink three allied vessels below the capital. One group of V. S. air cavalrymen lost at least 25 killed and 65 wounded In the fighting highest casualties sustained by an American unit In at least two months. Far to the north, two unarmed U. S. Navy photo reconnaissance Jets ran into surface-to-air (SAM) missile fire over North Vietnam. One of the Jets was shaken by the blast of the 32-foot SAMs but it and the other planes returned safely to their Seventh Fleet carriers. THE BIGGEST and most successful of the Communist ground attacks began Tuesday when hundreds of North Vietnamese regular troops attacked about 160 men of the U. S. First Air Cavalry Division in Jungles about 70 miles north of Saigon near Phuoc Binh, military spokesmen said. The North Vietnamese waited In well-camouflaged positions until the Americans were within easy striking distance, then opened up with a barrage of fire from small arms and automatic weapons, rocket grenades and 82-mm mortars. The Communists mounted repeated ground assaults on the U. S. positions despite a pounding from American Jet fighter-bombers, helicopter gunships and artillery. The Communists withdrew in midafternoon, spokesmen said, but contact was renewed late Wednesday and continued past dark. In another engagement early Wednesday, First Air Cavalry troopers came under a barrage of 82 mm and small arms fire in an area 56 miles northwest of Saigon. At least 18 Americans were wounded in this action but tactical air strikes and supporting artillery left 18 Communist dead in the battle area, U. S. military spokesmen said. U. S. spokesmen reported that two U. S. Army UH1 helicopters were downed Monday and Tuesday in Phuoc Long Province, about 55 miles northeast of Saigon. Contributions to the Neediest Kids of All may be sent co The Enquirer. 617 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45201, or WKRC Stations, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Donor List On Page 3. . f Total I To Date ' $26,620.71 Thanks On Transplant Cases $50,000 Raise "... ' ' " -AP Wirephoto The key to whether Congress goes along witb his recommendations, according to observers, is Mr. Johnson's recommendation for members of Congress who currently receive $30,000 a year. The nine-member commission, which was established by Congress in 1967 and Is headed by Frederick Kappel, former board chairman of American Telephone & Telegraph, reportedly has recommended the following Increases: President, up $50,000 to siso.ooo: Vice President and Speaker of the House, up $32,000 to $75,000: cliicf justice, up $35,000 to $75,000;' associate Justices, up $25,500 to $65.-000: cabinet members, up $25,000 to $60,000, and Congressmen and Senators, up $20,000 to $50,000. The Kappel Commission whose report has never been publicly released also proposes similiar increases for Presidential assistants, sub-cabinet officials, commission and board heads, and all Federal judges. Althougn Mr. Johnson apparently feels these proposals don't go far enough In view of competinu; salaries paid executives outside of government, he must weigh his proposals against the mood of Congress. Even if substantial opposition does develop, observers pointed out that lawmakers, busy organizing the 91st Congress, would have very little time in which to reach votes in both the House and Senate against the President's pay posals. $150,000 For Nixon In Johnson's Budget New York Times Service BAL HARBOR. Fla. The American Medical Association set guidelines Wednesday for heart transplant cases, stipulating that two independent doctors confirm the death of the heart's donor. A resolution passed by the medical group's House of Delegates said that the two physicians "not associated with the surgical team performing the transplant" should determine that the cause of death of the donor "must be evident and of an Irreversible type." "The fact of death must be demonstrated by adequate, current and acceptable scientific evidence in the opinion of the physicians making the determinations," said the resolution approved by the AMA's policymaking body In the final session of the association's clinical convention at the Hotel Americana here. The action led Dr. Milton Help-ern, the chief medical examiner of New York City, to comment semi-seriously that such guidelines were necessary because "a man who falls asleep on a park bench is afraid he'll be whisked away and operated upon." Many of the recommendations made Wednesday were similar to those Issued earlier this year by the 4'"- You'll Gel Ideas If you haven't already, it's time to get your head to work on what to buy all those friends and relatives for Christmas. Hint: Try the Gift Spotter columns in this morning's Classified Section you'll get ideas. WASHINGTON fUPI) President Johnson's final budget will propose substantial pay raises for his successor, Richard M. Nixon, and other top Federal officials Including members of Congress and the Supreme Court, it was disclosed Wednesday. Well-informed c o n g r esslonal sources said the President's recommendations will be contained in his budget message. The raises will go into effect automatically 30 days after he submits them unless specifically voted down by Congress. The budget message Is due by January 18, two days before Mr. Nixon's inaugural. It was understood that Mr. Johnson had sought and received the approval of President-elect Nixon for the salary increases, although Mr. Nixon reportedly was concerned that the raises might be too high. The constitution provides that the President's pay must "neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected." Thus, any pay boost for Mr. Nixon must be proposed by Mr. Johnson before he leaves office. For his part, President Johnson has said privately he felt that the proposals as recommended by a special commission on executive pay might be too low, one congressional source said. The President, however, Is expected to revise downward the commission's recommendations in an effort to avoid congressional opposition that could kill the proposal.

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