Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on August 15, 1968 · Page 1
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Thursday, August 15, 1968
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WEATHER Reno-Tahoe: Fair with some afternoon cloudiness through Friday, and gusty afternoon winds. Sierra: Fair through Friday with a chance of light showers on Friday. Weather table on rage 24. NINETY-THIRD YEAR, No. 125 Re no Evening Gaz A Newspaper for the Home . . Information and enjoyment for every member of the family RENO, NEVADA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1968 Enured t Reno Pott Office t Second f.!a Matter Published Weekdays by Rene Niwt- papers, Inc. 401 Ant fed Street NEVADA ROAD TOLL 1968: 141 Last year to date: 120 PHONE (702) 323-3161 10 CENTS i k 'tV- & v 4S o rr-r? r Candidates Activs frornvrYd "Strsais... With a big smile, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey waved he would support Humphrey in his bid for the Democratic gooaDye as tie lett Harlem following a visit Wednesday. Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, left, a Republican, said O n O M f 7r iMyi;;,;. 1 r m y e - t ..v Li1 a,J ... - 1 4 c8 n presidential nomination. a RfiSiy in Sf.-lftis In the spotlight, Sen. Eugene McCarthy spoke to a capacity of Nixon and Agnew "without a vice presidential running, crowd of 14,000 persons at a rally in Kiel Auditorium Wed- mate." nesday. McCarthy said ho could beat the Republican ticket (DPI Telephotoe) Under Fire by McCarthy Supporters 'erriocrafic h.ei r 3' t JS V B i E 4 vi By PATRICIA SULLIVAN Gazette-Journal Carson City Bureau Nevada Democratic Chairman Robert Rose has been the co-chairman of a national steering committee of "Young Citizens for Humphrey" since April, it was learned today. Rose said he did not want his position revealed until af ter the National Democratic Convention, which begins Aug. 26, because as state chairman he has to "deal with (Sen. Eugene) McCarthy people as well as vice president (Hubert) Humphrey backers. Rose has been criticized by Nevadans for Humphrey chairmen Chan Griswold of Reno and Ralph Denton of Las Vegas, for his support of Humphrey. Griswold said, "I have no objection to Mr. Rose expressing his personal views. He's entitled to that. I wouldn't quarrel with him so long as he lets people know in which capacity he's speaking." He said he thinks Rose should have revealed he has been a member of the Humphrey committee because "He's not made it known and at the same time he's been analyzing the candidates and issues as state chairman." Rose said on the committee with him is Clarence Mitchell, Maryland state senator, the youngest state senator in the nation; singer Nancy Sinatra, football star Frank Ryan, and basketball star Alvin Hayes. The committee met for two days in Washington D.C. this spring, Rose said, "to decide what to do." Rose thinks Humphrey will get the party nomination on the first ballot and contends the vice president has 18 of 22 votes from the Nevada delegation. Griswold contends Humphrey doesn't have 18 votes. "We know for a fact he can't count on 18 votes." He contends McCarthy has picked up delegate, strength . . ."but we're not counting votes because people are inclined to shift and change their minds." Humphrey is the best can- i.i" b a didate In Rose's estimation because he can "unite the party. He has the greatest drawing appeal in the south and from the conservative elements of the Democratic party." "The vice president represents everything the . party stands for. Most particularly, he's a doer. , . he has supported this country's most progressive legislation." Griswold says McCarthy is the best candidate because ha ' represents a repudiation of the Johnson Administration's Vietnam policies, which will ba the biggest issue in tha campaign. "McCarthy had the courage to bring the war issue to the people in the primary elec- tions," Griswold said. Johnson Remains Neutral On Politics: Humphrey NEW YORK (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey today denied the White House was managing the affairs of the Democratic National Convention. He said President Johnson was remaining neutral and that he'd like to see a little neutrality in favor of his candidacy. DIFFICULT "The President's neutrality is a neutrality, may I say, that at times is a little difficult even for me. After all, I do have to carry some of the burden of presenting the administration's case and I'd kind of like a little extra help," Humphrey said. Asked if he would like the President to be a little more neutral in Humphrey's favor, the Vice President replied: "That would be fine. I mean, yes. I mean you've asked an honest question and I give you an honest answer." In a news conference after ap pearing on the NBC "Today Show," Humphrey was asked to comment on reports that John son was managing arrange ments for the convention, which convenes officially Aug. 26. Humphrey replied: THE TRUTH "Well, if I had evidence to prove that was true, I wouldn't counter it. After all, I would like to win. But, the truth is that Mr. Johnson is not managing this convention." The Vice President empha sized he felt that the convention planners were giving equal treatment to all the candidates, with a slight edge for Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy. This convention is giving what I call very equal treat ment with a slight edge to my friend, Mr. McCarthy," he said with a smile. "For example, while I was able to get 110 rooms, he got 128. Now I de mand equal treatment. I need 18 more rooms." Humphrey said that the Dem ocratic Chairman John M. Bailey and John B. Criswell, the party's treasurer and the coa vention's executive director were in charge of making ar rangements for the convention "The President has something else to do but decide who gets hotel rooms," Humphrey said. San Francisco Gun Ordinance Effective Soon SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The big gun hunt is on. Police acting under a new law expect to locate 400,000 enough to arm more than half the people of San Francisco. An ordinance takes effect Frt day requiring the registration of all pistols, rifles and shotguns before Oct. 1. Good News SOME PATIENT CHARGES REDUCED BY WASHOE MEDICAL Hughes Drops Plans to Buy Sixth Casino LAS VEGAS (AP) - Billionaire Howard Hughes called off today plans to buy his sixth Las Vegas hotel-casino while the justice department was consid ering whether the purchase would constitute a monopoly. The 62-year-old industrialist had bought four hotels by last March m his VA years in Las Vegas. Then he announced plans to buy the Silver Slipper and The Stardust. State officials gave Hughes the go-ahead, but the justice department announced June 28 that it would study "any antitrust implications" over the Stardust purchase. In a joint statement the owners of the hotel and Hughes spokesmen said, "The Stardust Hotel and Hughes Tool Co. have terminated any existing plans for the purchase of the hotel." It was not announced why the purchase was cancelled. 90 Guns, Diamonds Are Stolen More than 90 rifles, pistols and shotguns and several diamond rings and stickpins were stolen Wednesday night from the home of a Fernley pipefitter, police said. Tony Albanese of Fremont Road said he returned from a trip to Reno and found the doors to his home forced open and some of his pistols on the ground outside where burglars had evidently dropped them. Albanese said his weapon collection was valued at around $5,000 and included rare frontier guns, many dating back to 1879. He said the diamond jewelry included eight rings and several stickpins. Their value hasn't been determined, he said. Lyon County Sheriff George Allen said the Reno Police Department Identification Bureau is aiding in the investigation. Albanese said he has been collecting the firearms for 13 years. They included a set of Nevada Centennial pistols and a set of rare matched derringers. He said watches and other jewelry might be missing. Most of the modern pistols were semi-automatic weapons from World War II. Many of the rifles were the lever-action frontier types. Albanese said he does not think any ammunition was taken. He said he moved to Fernley three years ago from Reno. Vietnam Bombing Will Continue Until Troops Are Safe - Clifford WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford said today the United States will not cut back the bombing of North Vietnam until the administration can work out some arrangement with the North Vietnamese which would protect American servicemen near enemy territory. Clifford said the bombing restriction authorized by Presi dent Johnson March 31 allowed for strikes against the enemy above the demilitarized zone so U.S. and allied forces in that area would not be jeopardized. "I think that reason still holds," the defense chief told a news conference. Clifford said he felt that without some agreement with the North Vietnamese, the current bombing limitation is a rea sonable and logical approach." At the same time, Clifford said the United States still awaits a "clear signal" from Hanoi that the recent lull in fighting in South Vietnam is North Vietnam's response to President Johnson's bombing cutback. The United States has repeatedly called on North Vietnam to cut back its own warlike activity as a means of further de-escalating the war. Clifford said U.S. intelligence information indicates the lull in fighting is merely a prelude to a third North Vietnamese offensive in South Vietnam. If it is not, Clifford said, all Air Strikes Increase After Tropical Storm SAIGON (AP) - U.S. fighter-.North Vietnam today for the bombers attacked North Viet-1 second time this week to attack nam's southern panhandle with renewed fury Wednesday after a day in which tropical storm Rose prevented American aircraft carriers from launching a single mission. With the three 7th Fleet carriers in the Tonkin Gulf back in action, American pilots flew 105 missions against supply lines in North Vietnam, more than triple the 31 missions flown Tuesday by land-based planes. That had been the lowest number in more than two years. America's biggest bombers, the Air Force B52s, roared over troop concentrations, artillery and antiaircraft sites. Two flights of the eight-jet Stratofor-tresses, with at least three bombers in each wave, struck from just above the demilitarized zone to 5'2 miles inside North Vietnam. The B52s have concentrated recently on trying to blunt the expected third Viet Cong offensive against Saigon and other South Vietnamese cities. In maneuvering connected with the peace talks in Paris, qualified sources said today the French government has firmly declined South Vietnamese feel ers for a resumption of full dip- lomatic relations between Paris and Saigon. Vietnamese sources said their government would like to raise its Paris consulate back to em bassy level so as to be better prepared if the talks are en larged to include a South Viet namese delegation. The sources said the French government reacted to unofficial approaches by declaring that as host to the peace talks it must avoid disturbing the diplomatic status quo in any way that might af feet the negotiations. South Vietnam's military jun- ta reduced diplomatic relations with France in June 1965, the North Vietnamese have ta do is "get the word to us." But he also cautioned: "I am not sure that at this point we can dignify the present circumstances by suggesting that it constitutes a marked departure from the enemy's activ ities in the past." Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey had indicated earlier there is argument within the administration over the significance of the lull, and the possibility it may signal a North Vietnamese willingness to de-es calate. "We are trying to really find out what is going on," Humphrey said on the NBC "Today' show. Despite the expected new round of attacks, Clifford said the United States will hold to the currently authorized ceiling on the number of U.S. troops in Vietnam, which is 549,500. He disclosed that an addition al 5,000 American troops have gone to South Vietnam in the past week, raising the total in the country to 543,000. 5 Reversing a national trend, Washoe Medical Center in Reno is reducing its charges to patients in some areas, administrator Carroll Ogren said today. Two categories of obstetrics patients will benefit, as the flat rate of $50 daily is reduced to $38 for a three-bed ward and $44 for a semi-private room. Private rooms in obstetrics will remain at $50. ' Nursery charges for newborns are also being reduced from $25 to $20 a day. BLOOD COST Other reductions throughout the hospital include blood from $25 a pint to "our absolute cost" of $23; piped oxygen outlets from $20 daily to $14.62; and tents and croup-ettes (small tents for children) from $10 to $7.50. All reductions become effective today. , These reductions are possible "because of our continual surveillance of costs, and our relating of costs to charges," Ogren said. , "As a non-profit organization, all we want to do is break even." The reductions are also possible, Ogren explained, in spite of the hospital taking over 100 per cent of its own debt service, which is payment on outstanding bonds. 81 PER CENT The hospital, prior to July 1, paid 81 per cent and Washoe County paid the remaining 19. "We took over the entire debt service because government programs have eliminated much county use of the hospital, and also because of increased use of the facilities by private patients," Ogren Jsaid. . Criticism at RENOvation Meeting Mapes: Imagination Lacking in Plans Reno hotelman Charles Mapes was critical today of preliminary and tentative downtown development plans, saying they lack imagination and do not offer enough alternatives. "There is not enough variety of ideas. There is not enough imagination shown by the planners," he told "Project: RENOvation" trustees this morning. Mapes' comments were made during a discussion of when to hold public meetings for scrutiny of proposals. RENOvation, Inc. is a private corporation working toward downtown development. It has hired the San t Francisco plan-3 ning firm of Livingston and Blayney to draw a $230,000 downtown development plan. Several weeks ago John Blayney, partner in that firm, revealed two proposals for downtown development, one revolving around lowering the Southern Pacific railroad tracks, the other without that approach. At this morning's meeting, RENOvation trustee Milton Sharp suggested holding a public meeting, conducted by the Regional Planning Commission to get response and criticism of tentative plans. Sharp is chairman of the Regional Planning Commission., I Mapes said property owners should be given an opportunity to discuss tentative plans before public hearings because property owners would be most affected by any changes. Mapes said his first impression is that the tentative plans will be controversial and are limited in alternatives. Trustee Ed Parsons, an architect, and Sharp emphasized that Blayney's plans are not final and that Blayney is open to suggestions for revisions. "The imagination is coming," Parsons said. "The public should have a right to criticize these plans but ws should, be careful not to be criticized for not offering enough," said Mapes. Sharp said he thinks the two approaches are sufficient at this point but that more alternative suggestions will develop. "I think the planners have intentionally avoided getting too far out in the sky, and additional plans could tend to confuse and scatter comment," Sharp said. Trustees agreed to hold a special meeting for property owners around Sept. 5 and a public meeting about Sept. 10. "I'm still not sold that this fellow has given us all the al- , (Turn to Page 2, Col. 1) INDEX 2 Sections 32 Pages SECTION ONE Ann Landers 14 Crossword Puzzle ......... 4 Editorials M 4 Sylvia Porter ............. 8 The Doctor 10 Win at Bridge 11 Wftman't Mou;l 11.1C SECTION TWO Amusements 25 Classified Ads 27-31 Comics 26 Deaths 2f Earl Wilson .". ..... 25 Local, Regional News .... 17 Markets ' 27 Sports 20-23 Television Log ............ 25 Weather Table ..24 RENO EVENING GAZETTI A Speidel - Newspaper. Member of Associated Pres. cnncTRiPTlON RATES: Home delivery by carrier talesman, AO cents week; by mOTor route ena tamer wtm, wi-side Reno, S3 a month; by mail In the State of Nevada and Modoc. Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, inyo, mpinm, mono em Nevada counties ana in ke ianu i. r.nwnia. la a vtari by mail to all domestic points outside the above areas, tH a year. Address F. . Bok MO, Reno. Nevada, 19604. Other rate upon request. 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