The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 18, 1970 · Page 1
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Monday, May 18, 1970
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The Indianapolis Star & TODAY'S CHUCKLE having your namt erythlng but the telephone. "Where the $pirlt of the Lord 1$, there in Liberty 1 1 Cor. 3-1 7 VOL. 67, NO. 347 MONDAY, MAY 18, 1970 633-1240 10c M LI W WEATHER TODAY Sunny, Warmer '' High, 75 Low, 52 Yesterday High, 88; Low, 45 Allies Key City Retaken From Reds By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ' Saigon Cambodian forces recaptured Kompong Cham yesterday and the Allies launched a new thrust into southern Cambodia. The new Allied drive opened the 12th Cambodian front north of the Gulf of Siam coastline. At the same time, a United States commander reported that American forces had seized part of the Communist command's supreme headquarters. Capture of the field headquarters of the Communist command known as COSVN is one of the main aims of the Allied incursions into Cambodia from South Vietnam. Lt. Gen. Michael S. Davison, commander of all U.S. troops in Cambodia, said in an interview that at least part of COSVN was uncovered May 11-13 by U.S. forces four or five miles northwest of the rubber plantation town of Miraot. This is about 10 miles inside Cambodia. "WE KNOW we got part of the COSVN postoffice. We read some of their mail. We think we got a piece of the finance and economy section and we think we got a piece of the education and training section of the COSVN headquarters," Gen. Davison said. Other officials tallied up the score after the first two weeks of the Allied campaign in Cambodia and concluded the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong have suffered heavy setbacks, official informants at Saigon reported. Topping the battle action yesterday, a combined air and ground assault put the Cambodians back into full control of Kompong Cham, Cambodia's third largest city, on the Mekong River. Enemy troops withdrew at midmorning under fire of the advancing Cambodian army and bombing and strafing runs Turn to Page 11, Column 1 TRAGEDY OF CHARLIE COMPANY Lack Of Experience, Education Hurt Outfit By MARTIN GERSHEN North American Newspaper Alliance ' Saigon Charlie Company was born on July 1, 1966, in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as part of the 11th Infantry Brigade which had hurriedly been activated to replace the 25th Infantry Division, an old-line outfit that had been rushed to fight the escalating war in Vietnam. The ranks of the new company were filled with wounded Vietnam veterans and soldiers returning from Guam. Okinawa and Korea, as well as other Army short-timers who could care less because they weren't going back to the war. The company faced a critical shortage of experienced officers and noncommissioned officers, cooks and infantrymen, a problem that was never alleviated until its dying day. The Army may have been a victim of its own optimistic approach to Vietnam when it set a policy by which no soldier was expected to serve more than one year in the war zone. THE FIRST ARMY it fielded in Vietnam, therefore, was made up of the professionals and experienced men. But that slowly had to change if the war dragged on. By 1967, for example, the Army was having a hard time finding helicopter pilots.' The Air Force, too, had this problem and was forced to drag out its potbellied, middle-aged World War II pilots to fly In Vietnam. Charlie Company was a member of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, commanded by Edwin D. Beers, who had six months and 13 days of combat experience, all In World War II; had 25 years In the Army; had two Sliver Stars and lots of other medals and still was a lieutenant coionei. Vietnam was a Umd of opportunity en Practice Veteran race driver Bob Veith lost control of the No. 90 G. C. Murphy Special yeiterday in the second turn at the Speedway and ; t I ytt'TT J J J ' ' - f -JY f . . Gallahue $1 Million Gift Assures Success Of Butler Science Fund A Jl-million gift, from a top insurance executive has assured the campaign to finance Butler University's proposed $8,125,000 academic science building will reach its goal, it was announced yesterday. (Second of a series) (Another Story On Page 17) to certain professional soldiers derogatory referred to by draftees as lifers. For the young rising star, Vietnam offered a chance to show his worth so he could go places for the rest of his Army career. FOR THE OLD-TIMER who hadn't quite made it, Vietnam offered one last chance to get that big promotion. And for the lifer, the civil servant in uniform, who kept his nose clean and had stayed in the Army for its PX privileges ' and ' retirement benefits, Vietnam was a frightening but necessary evil. He had . to go, but the safer he was and the sooner he got out, the better he would like it. The brass that Charlie Company encountered, meaning the colonels and above, were never too popular with the troops. The greatest criticism was that the colonels would hover over the men in the field In their command helicopters, presumably spurring the troops on to greater efforts. The big complaint was that the brass never got down in the field. , . It was a serious complaint because it gave Charlie Company the feeling that nobody cared about them. One soldier remembered that the pilot of a command helicopter once was annoyed because he had to land on the field to pick up a wounded man. The blood dirtied the inside of his helicopter. UNTIL DEC. lt, 1906, Charlie Company was a flop.. Not only couldn't It pass any of its field tests, It couldn't even win a ball game In the Intramural events. Then a rising young star was put In command; i human dynamo by the name of Ernest Lou Medina. The men feared and revered him. Even his jTitri to Page 1, Column 1 12 th 'Spin9 Proves Costly the result was the car crashed into the wall and probably won't' be driven again this monih. Veith was not injured in the crash, The grant was made by Edward F. Gallahue, president of the Indianapolis-based . American States Insurance Company and a member of the Butler board of trustees; GALLAHUE'S gift pushed contributions to $6 million "and makes the $6,125,000 goal a certainty," said Dr. Alexander E. Jones, the university's president. The structure will be named the Edward Gallahue Science Building. "I have felt close to Butler since my childhood days in Irvington," Gallahue said. "I have watched it grow from a good small college to a fine university, moving under Dr. Jones' leadership to a school of excellence." BEFORE-BUTLER was moved in the late 1920s to its present campus on the Northside, it was located in the Irvington-community on the Eastside. Dr. Jones 1nnlde Today Star 15 i 1 Gallahue Ncwn Summary On Page 2 Page Page Amusements 16 Graham ... 7 Bridge .... U Obituaries . 19 Comics .... 22 Sports . . 26-31 Crossword . 14 TV-Radio ..18 Editorials . . 20 Want Ads 32-43 Financial ... 31 Weather ... 18 Food 9 Women . . 8, 9 Star Telephone Number Main Office 633-1240 Circulation 633-9211 Want Ads 633-1212 Scores After 4:30 p.m. . . 633-1200 Totlaii' Prayer I thank Thee, O Cod, for the rhythm of life, the way a new week follows an old, the alternation of day and night, labor and rest, responsibility and relaxation. Help me to pray with simplicity, work with Integrity, and play wltall my will. Amen. Front In Cambodia m. I which come in practice. Ten "luck- ier" drivers qualified during the day's activities. (Star Photo by Rick Johnson) ' In accepting the gift, Dr. Jones issued this statement: "No university ever had a better friend than Ed Gallahue. During the years I have been privileged to work Turn to Page 11, Column 4 'Cooling Of Up To Press: Agnew By AP AND UPI Washington Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew said yesterday if there is any rhetoric-cooling to be done it should be started by the Eastern newspapers. And he discounted the possibility that there is deep-seated student hostility to the United States military thrust into Cambodia. Agnew said he thinks it would be desirable to have some cooling of the rhetoric on today's issues "and the first place it should begin is on the editorial pages of some of the Eastern newspapers. "I think it would be good if we could have a negotiated settlement of accelerated rhetoric, but I unilaterally do not Intend to withdraw." THE VICE-PRESIDENT was Interviewed on the Metromedia Radio News program "Profile" taped In advance for radio and TV broadcast yesterday. He said that in criticizing what he termed "a certain segment in society who will persist in antisocial conduct ... my purpose is not to rationalize, accept or condone their Illegal action but to separate them effectively from the society that can work together and go ahead in the Interests of the United States." Asked if he feels he has attempted with his words to build a fence around those he opposes, Agnew replied "You moan the criminal laionc and those people? Yes, 1 think Hint's fair." Agnew asserted President Nixon has "absolutely not" asked him to speak more softly "and I will continue to speak out." AS FOR THE widespread campus protests and Inst weekend's demonstration In Washington agoinst the Cambodian action. Agnew said: "I certainly don't agree that the demonstrations that took place In Washington and some of the demonstrations that have taken place on the Revson Leads Pack; Ruby Engines 'Blow' By RAY MARQUETTE Peter Revson led a 10-man charge into the 500-Mile Race field yesterday leaving only six vacant spots for the 33 starters. Those, of course, will be decided next weekend and at the rate engines were coming to pieces yesterday, the final two days of qualifying should be titanic struggles. The man who started 33d in the 1969 500, Revson zipped his bright orange McLaren around the 10 miles of qualifying at an average speed of 167.942 miles an hour, which not only earned him $1,200 as the day's fastest driver out I8tn starting spot DESPITE Revson's brilliant run and an equally-inspiring performance by George Follmer in the STP Eagle with which Mario Andretti won the 69 race, it was old pro Lloyd Ruby who had the 50,000 spectators groaning to themselves. A victim of Saturday afternoon's rainstorm that left five cars waiting in the qualifying line, Ruby went out in mid-morning yesterday and promptly burned a piston in his Bill Daniels CableVision car. He switched mounts going with his second No. 12 machine and carefully nursed a "sour" engine through one warmup lap. He said he raised his left hand to signal for the green flag the next time around and was clocked at 168.5 mph by pitside watches but the race officials said they didn't spot the hand and threw the yellow flag to bring him in. AFTER A starting-line consultation, Ruby was given' another chance and took the green his next time around. He recorded laps at 168.982, 169.428 and 168.729 then burned a piston again with half-a-lap to go. This brought about a lot of second-guessing because if the lap Ruby and car owner Gene White thought should have been counted was, Ruby would have completed his 10 miles and been top man for the day. An engine was hastily removed from a dynamometer and rushed to Ruby's garage and Lloyd joined his crew in fitting the plumbing and when 4:45 p.m. Turn to Page 12, Column 2 Additional Pictures and Stories Pages 18, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31. Rhetoric' campus are really indicative of . . . deep-seated student hostility on the Cambodian decision. "I think that much of the Cambodian decision was misunderstood and the facts of it are just coming out." Senator Charles E. Goodell (R-N.Y.) said yesterday he believes Vice-President Agnew's speeches had contributed to the domestic crisis. "I think Vice-President Agnew's polarizing effect has been rather great," Goodell said. BUT, HE ADDED, "I think a great deal . . . penetrated to the consciousness of the President as to what was going on when the reaction came to the Cambodian decision by the President." Goodell also criticized Mr. Nixon's anti-inflation policies as "restrictive" and said, "there's been an overemphasis on the money supply and the Interest rates." At Memphis, Tcnn., the creation of a national climate In which Negroes are easily shot has been blamed on the extreme rhetoric of the President and Vice-President by officials of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. A resolution entitled "Black Church F.nroRed" was unonimously approved by delegates to the church's annual conference here, and backed by the ruling College of Bishops. IN WARWICK, R. I., - Senator Edmund S. Muskie yesterday described recent speeches by Vice-President Agnew as "the rhetoric of Intolerance." At an Airport news conference prior to a testimonial dinner for Governor Frank Llcht, the Maine Democrat said Agnew's speeches have "built walls rather than bridges of understanding betwocn Americans." Muskie said he had decided to support the Cooper-Church amendment which would cut off funds for contln-uod military activity In Cambodia. in me memorial way classic. Qualifiers 1 AL UNSER L (Colt Ford) O JOHNNY RUTHERFORD (Eagle Offy) O A. J. FOYT (Coyote Ford) , A ROGER McCLUSKEY (Scorpion Ford) FT MARK DONOHUE " (Lola Ford) ART POLLARD u (King Offy) 170.221 170.213 ' 170.004 169.213 168.111 168.595 . 168J1S . 117.895 Vvam . 187.611 . 166-861 . 161.651 . 168.551 . 166.451 . 165.(54 . 1(4.821 . 162.443 7 BOBBY UNSER ' (Eagle Ford) ... O MARIO ANDRETTI 0 (Gerhardt Offy) .... (V JIM MALLOY u (Gerharl Offy) I n GEORGE SNIDER AU (Coyote Ford) I I DAN GURNEY 11 (Eagle Offy) 10 MIKE MOSLEY 1L (Eagle Offy) 1 0 LEE ROY YARBROUGH 10 (Eagle Ford) 1 A BRUCE WALKUP (Mongoose Offy) .... 1 X RICK MUTHER 10 (Brabham Offy) 1 ( TONY ADAMOWICZ 1U (Eagle Offy) 1 7 STEVE KRISILOFF 11 (Gerhardt Ford) ... 1 0 PETER REVSON 10 (McLaren Offy) 1(7.942 1 Q GORDON JOHNCOCK 1V (Eagle Ford) 1(7.015 OA JOE LEONARD LKt (P.J. Colt Ford) 166.898 01 CARL WILLIAMS LL (McLaren Offy) 188590 OO GARY BETTENHAUSEN LL (Gerhardt Offy) 1M.I 99 GEORGE FOLLMER LO (Hawk Ford) 166.052 94 MEL KENYON L (Coyote Offy) HSJOi 9- DONNIE ALLISON N L0 (Coyote Ford) M5-M2 9(! WALLY D ALLEN BACH LX (Eagle Offy) HS-M1 97 JIM McELREATII L (Gerhardt Offy) l3-5 The Weather Joe Crow Says: Why Is It that service station attendants scru pulously wash your already clean windshield (which you can do your-self with your squirt bottle) and completely Ignore your back window (which you can't)? Indianapolis - Mostly sunny and warmer today with afternoon winds and fair and warmer tonight. Indiann-Mostly sunny and warmer today throughout the state but windy this afternoon. Tonight It will be fair an! warmer. High temperature, In the north, will range between 7380; South, 7281. Low, 52-57, north; 50-58, south. i lUMi. ALEUT 6.1.1-2011 Emergency Oaftf v

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