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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 4

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, September 18, 1971
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REPUBLIC .; BULLDOG I The Arizona Republic Phoenix, Sat, Sept. li, 1971 Panel wanls answers Army woes study ordered tutted Press International WASHINGTON Chairman F. Edward Hebcrt ordered the House Armed Services Committee yesterday to find out why the Army Is beset with such ills as fragging, race conflict, drug addiction, increased desertions and re duced enlistments. The Louisiana Democrat said he expected answers in about three months, along with recommendations. He announced the study in a joint statement with Rep. Leslie C. Arends, R-m., the committee's ranking Republican. Hcbert said that "recrimination is not the answer" and he wanted the problems 1 d e n 1 1 f i e d and dealt with "firmly, fairly and quickly." The committee also will investigate what Hcbert and other members regard as the abnormal number of high-ranking officers compared to enlisted men and a similarly lopsided ratio between support and combat troops now estimated at about 14 to 1. There are so many generals running around it's like stars falling on Alabama," Hebert said in an interview. Arends stressed that excessive criticism of the military was not helping the situation. "The popular game today Is to tear down the man In uniform," Arends said. "Yet, our maligned men in uniform re-main our only protection against possible Soviet domination and the loss of our way of life." The committee will conduct its study through four subcommittees, two already in operation and two more to be created: - Rep. W. C. Daniel, D-Va., is heading a panel that is studying recruiting and retention procedure and "any influences" on recruitment and retention. Rep. William J. Randall, D-Mo., heads an existing subcommittee that will begin an inquiry into U.S. support of NATO. One of its goals will be to find out whether more American troops are in Europe than necessary and to gauge their combat readiness. Rep. Otis G. Pike, D-N.Y., will lead a new subcommittee to examine the ratio of support forces to combat forces as well as the distribution of officer and enlisted personnel. - Rep. G. Elliott Hagan, D-Ga., chairs a subcommittee that has been investigating drug abuse in the armed forces. "There can be no doubt that the armed forces in general, and the Army in particular, face monumental challenges to their existence as fighting forces," said Hcbert in his statement. Although the entire study which Herbert preferred not be called an "investigation" Is directed at all of the armed sen-ices, the Army was singled out as the principal focal point. about KOOL-TV takeover attempt Continued from Page 1 Ic service and leadership so needed in our times." The competing group had challenged on grounds that it wanted to return the station's ownership to Phoenix. Webb and Dahlberg didn't back down from their original motivation in thiir statement of withdrawal. "All of us had as one of our objectives a further contribution to the welfare of the city and state," they said. "The merits of our case are valid today, as they were at the time of the filing of the application. The requirement of broad-spectrum local ownership is essential to serve the public Interest of each community. "However, because of the adverse publicity and our concern for a possible divisive effect on the community," the statement continued, "we feel we would better serve the community by withdrawing our application for license, and we have instructed our attorneys accordingly." In his separate statement, GOP chieftain Rosenzweig said he had joined the Valley of the Sun group as a business investment and "as a contribution to our community." "Wisely or unwisely, I did not believe that there would be any political implications in my position," he said. "There obviously have boon-and for no other reason, I would withdraw my participation so as not to cause any embarrassment to my party. "Additionally, I have assessed the public support for the ownership of KOOL-TV and would withdraw for that reason as well." Rosenzweig is a close friend of Dean Burch, chairman of the FCC and Gold-water's 1964 presidential campaign manager. KOOL made a spot announcement about the withdrawal as soon as it was received and Chauncey made a brief, unrehearsed statement on the evening news thanking the community for its .support. Chauncey said the challenge had made station executives re-evaluate all its programming plans. "We're looking at everything but we found, thank God, that we always performed better than we promised," he said. "I hope we always will." Webb's announcement came just two hours after the group's Washington, D.C., attorney, Edward Morgan, left Phoenix by plane to return to Washington. The attorney, who represents at least five similar groups across the country, flew to Phoenix late Thursday for several hours of consultation with Valley of the Sun stockholders. Now in Stock! WHEELS BY ARTHUR HAI LEY, the author of Airport In his new novel, Arthur Hailey follows a large cast of characters, ranging from top executives to assembly line workers, through a series of inter locking dramas revolving around the design, testing, manufacture and marketing of automobiles. There's plenty of action and the kind of startling, unknown facts thgt only Arthur Hailey could discover-for example, a car finished on Wednesday will be much better than a car completed on Monday or Friday. WHEELS is as'revealing as Hofe,'as gripping as Airport, and just as sure to climb the best seller lists. 7.95 Books, Upper Floor r ri n iAmick comm. ri East Camelback at 18th Street, AAon. thru Sat., 9:30 to 9:15, Sun., 12 Noon to 5 PM. Oklahoman made head of Guard units Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY - Ma. Gen. L E. Weber, Oklahoma adjutant general, was named yesterday to be commander of the Army National Guard units In the United States. The announcement was made by the Pentagon and the Secretary of the Army in Washington and released in Okla-home by Gov. David Hall. Weber was appointed state adjutant general in 1965 by then Gov. Henry Bellmon. As adjutant general, he is in command of nearly 11,000 members of Oklahoma s Army and Air National Guards. A veteran of World War n and the Korean conflict Weber began his military career as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1945 and, upon release from the Marine Corps in 1948, became an officer in the 45th Infantry Division of the Oklahoma National Guard. When mobilized for the Korean conflict in 1950, he was teaching math and coaching football at Holdenville. Weber took a full-time post with the Oklahoma Military Department in 1963 and began a swift climb that culminated in his appointment as Oklahoma's 13th adjutant general. r V, .- v. , . A More about Medina count reduced Continued from Page 1 argued that the government had failed to prove that the captain had actual knowledge that his men were killing My Lai civilians or that he encouraged them to do so by shooting the woman and ordering the child shot In fact, Bailey argued, if Medina bad premeditated the murders of the 100, he would not have admitted losing control of his platoon. Medina testified Thurseay j that he now realizes that he lost control "If he were premeditating," Bailey said, "he would control he would i jT 1 have to go that far to be guilty." i " ' ' nil. JM.'I LnA.n ai.l.n "! nnlnir An Col. Kenneth A. Howard tin the shooting was all over," the Bos ton lawyer said. "There's not a charge of dereliction of duty and that is what they are talking about." Capt Frank Wurtzel, assistant prosecutor, argued that the government's witnesses had established beyond doubt that Medina knew mass murder was being committed Inside My Lai and encouraged his men by shooting the woman. - Bailey said at a news conference after the judge's ruling, "We aren't going to talk In terms of success until we have a finding of not guilty on each of the remaining charges. The captain still faces one premeditated murder charge, which carries a maximum sentence of life." Medina declined to comment More about Pilot fails to substantiate Teacher pay testimony in Henderson case Actress llvlla Darvi commits suicide MONTE CARLO (AP) -Actress Bella Darvi was found dead in her apartment Police said she had committed suicide a week ago. They said Miss Darvl, a friend of film producer Dar-ryl Zanuck, took her life by opening the gas taps on her cooking stove. Miss Darvi, born Bayla We-gier in Sosnowiec, Poland, was 42. She had attempted suicide three times before. Continued from Page 1 dits earned may be paid, but It must be paid on the basis of last year's salary schedule. Where teachers already have received prohibited Increases because printing of their paychecks began before the freeze, subsequent paychecks must be reduced by an offsetting amount so no overpayment will exist on Nov. 13, added Nelson. Noting that some educational groups have lawsuits pending to challenge the President's authority to freeze wages, Nelson said he expects some of the lawsuits will reach the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. The executive director of the Arizona Education Association, Dix W. Price, was clearly unhappy over the decision. "We share with the National Education Association (NEA) the conviction that the handling of the teacher wage matter. . .has been inept, poorly managed and an embarrassment to the federal government," Price said. Teachers, Price said, "are concerned about the stability of the economy as anyone else" but contended there was "something inordinately unfair about a situation in which seasonal rents can go up but wages of seasonal workers, such as teachers, are frozen at figures set more than a year ago In 1970-71 contracts." Associated Press FT. MEADE, Md. - An Army helicopter pilot was unable yesterday to support a prosecution contention that two days after the My Lai massacre, he gave Col. Oran K. Henderson a firsthand account of dead Chilians at the Vietnamese hamlet Capt Jerry R. Culverhouse told Henderson's court-martial that he met with a senior officer either a lieutenant colonel or a full colonel two days after the My Lai operation. 'Was that the Individual you talked to?" the witness was asked by the military judge, Col. Peter S. Wondolowski, who pointed to Henderson. I'm not sure," the 26-ycar-old captain replied. One charge against Henderson accuses the 51-year-old colonel of lying to a Pentagon Inquiry when he said be was positive he spoke to neither Culverhouse nor another aviator two days after the March 16, 19C8, massacre. Henderson, a decorated combat veteran, also is accused of willfully failing to properly investigate the massacre, of not reporting actual or suspected war crimes and of lying to the inquiry on another occasion. Culverhouse, of Ft. Eustis, Va., said that he was alone when the officer questioned him about what he saw at My La) while his helicopter unit was supporting Infantry troops of Charlie Company. The other aviator mentioned in the charge is former Spec. 4 Lawrence M. Colburn, a gunner who Is slated to be the leadoff witness when the court-martial resumes Monday. Culverhouse said that when he entered and left the room where be met with the officer he saw Colburn nearby. He said however, he did not Colburn go inside the building. 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