Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 9, 1966 · Page 1
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VOL 94 NO. 58 TUCSON, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, !966 10 CENTS --60 PAGES RESCUE CRAFT DOWNED irJLi^M 12 Green Berets Repulse Attack SAIGON--(fft--At least two Communist companies assaulted an isolated camp of U.S. Special Forces men and mountain tribes early today near the Laotian border. The attack failed. The 300 Montagnard troopers and their 12 "Green Mercury To Top 80 The sun is warm, The sky is blue; The weatherman's In love with you. --Longfellow More clear skies and rising temperatures are the forecast of the weatherman. He predicts the mercury will top 80 tomorrow with only a few high clouds. . Tonight's overnight low should be about 46 degrees -- the same as this morning's low. Yesterday's high reading was 77 degrees. At 2 p.m. today the temperature stood at 77 degrees and the relative humidity was 16 per cent. Full Weather Report, Page 23 Allied Forces KOI 8,000 VC This Year WASHINGTON - UPI - Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara said today that thus far this year Allied forces h a v e killed some 8,000 Communist Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops. In this week alone, the secretary noted, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces destroyed 1,600 of the enemy. McNamara's optimistic report was backed up by Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who expressed belief that the allies now hold the initiative. Both McNamara and Wheeler spoke to reporters ( following a closed session with' the House armed services committee. Beret" American advisers beat off the attackers in a day-long b a t t l e around the triangular mud and log fortress, radio reports from the camp said. During the barrage, the Communists shot down an armed U.S. Army C47 transport sent to help the besieged garrison in the Ashua Valley, 60 miles southwest of Da Nang. Four men were killed in the crash. Rescue helicopters brought out three wounded crewmen of the C47, but heavy Communist fire prevented the helicopters from bringing out the dead. About 200 C o m m u n i s t s launched the attack at 2 a.m. At dawn, U.S. forces lost con- ta^ with the camp, raising fears it may have been overwhelmed as the Reds descended on it in the heavily wooded hills along the border. At nightfall, a flare p l a n e flying overhead to provide illumination picked up a weak but clear signal from the defenders saying "Everything is under control." The Viet Cong broke off contact just before sunset. The reports indicated some of the Americans were among the killed or wounded. In the air war, U.S. Air Force, Marine and Navy planes sank 66 sampans and damaged 50 more, a spokesman said, after a forward air controller in a spotter plane sighted a flotilla of 150 Viet Cong sampans on waterways 10 . miles northwest of Quanf, Ngai. U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots flew 47 missions against North Viet Nam yesterday. In Saigon, casualty figures for last week announced by the U.S. and South Vietnamese commands showed a sharp decline in allied combat dead and a marked rise in Communist losses. Of the 274 allied troops reported killed in battle, 61 were Americans. In the previous week, 506 allied men were reported killed, including 109 Americans. Viet Cong dead climbed to 1,622, the highest toll of the year. NOT SPELLED OUT City Action In CATV Under Consideration City Atty. Gordon Kipps said today he is contemplating "some kind of action" in regard to recent Tucson developments in community antenna television (CATV). : He didn't specify what sort of action is under consideration. "I want to get the thinking of the mayor and City Council first," Kipps said. The city attorney said he is "somewhat concerned" about the announced plans of Tucson Cable TV Co. to provide cable television service to local viewers without consulting the city government. Tucson Cable, owned jointly by Trans-Video Corp. of San Diego and a subsidiary of Cox Broadcasting Co., Atlanta, plans to lease and operate a $3 million CATV system here that would be built by Mountain States Telephone. Mountain States, operating under a certificate from the Arizona Corporation Commission, already has the necessary easements required to string wires and cables across city streets and alleys. Several other CATV prospects -- including all three Tucson television stations -- have asked the city for an exclusive permit or franchise to provide CATV service here. No action has been taken on any of them. Tucson Cable is the only one, thus far, that has reached an operating agreement with Mountain States. Cancer 7*~^ All 11CUII1 /U1CI1 Is 29 Todav ·/ Party Held At Buffalo Hospital BUFFALO, N.Y. -UPI- Tucson's Robert F. Allen, stricken by a rare form of bone cancer, celebrates his 29th birthday today. If all goes well he may be alive for his 30th. Allen, a former Tucson High School and University of Illinois f^'tball player, has been given only two to six months to live. But the Tucson insurance man and his wife flew to Buffalo in a desperate attempt to extend his life. Allen put himself in the hands of surgeons at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, .New York State's cancer research center, who are seeking a cure for the disease. -ALLEN AND Harry Griffith, G\ Flourtown, Pa., who is stricken with the same type of cancer, exchanged cancerous tissue in two operation Friday to generate resistance in each man to the other's tumor. Allen's wife, Anita, and his aunt, Mrs. Marion Stern, Louisville, Ky., planned a surprise birthday party for him in his hospital suite, complete with a large white sheet cake emblazoned with the words "Happy Birthday Bob." The other patients were invited. The day will be capped by a long-distance telephone call to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Allen, and his three children in Tucson. HE ALSO received gayly wrapped presents -- a radio and pajamas from his wife, pajamas from his aunt and a gift of shaving lotion from his two small sons and daughter. Allen is resting while his body, hopefully, develops a resistance to the cancerous tissue implanted in his right thigh. His partner in the unproven treatment, meanwhile, went back to his suburban Philadelphia home to rest. Griffith, however, will return to the institute Sunday for further treatment. SOMETIME NEXT week doctors are expected to begin a series of blood transfusions in hopes of transferring each patient's cancer resistance to the other. That step will mark the beginning of the end of the five- week treatment. Doctors are sure each patient will develop a resistance or homograft rejection to the implanted cancer, but, they can only hope the resistance can be successfully transferred back into each man's system. (The Robert F. Allen Fund, which will help defray Allen's expenses for his cancer transplant operation, grew to $660.85 today with the receipt of 13 contributions totaling ,$68. Persons wishing to contribute may send their donations to the Robert F. Allen Fund, care of the Tucson Daily Citizen, P.O. Box 5027, Tucson.) V/l/f/Of SENATE DEFIES LBJ ON SOCIAL SECURITY Blast Digs Crater at Arkansas Town Wlrepholo Workmen begin the task of cleaning up the wreckage at Corning, Ark., where an explosion this morning of a boxcar loaded with artillery shells gouged a crater 50 feet long and 15 feet deep in a railroad siding. Explosion Of Ammunition Jolts Parts Of 3 States CORNING, Ark. - GPI -- A boxcar loaded with 175mm artillery " shells mysteriously exploded near here early today with a force felt in three states. The predawn blast gouged a crater 50 feet long and 15 feet deey in a railroad siding three miles north of this town of 2,565. The explosion, felt in Arkansas. Missouri and Tennessee, ruptured a natural gas line and forced the evacuation of several hundred Corning residents before the gas was shut off. FOR INTERIOR OFFICIAL Birds, Corset All In Day's Work KINGMAN --Iff) --Orren Beaty, administrative aide to Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall" tells this story: A woman telephone caller in Washington, D.C., informed Beaty that she · and her ailing husband were snowbound and worried about birds starving. Beaty purchased 25 pounds of bird seed and drove through deep snowdrifts to the suburban home where the woman then told him that high winds had blown her corset from the clothes line. So Beaty corset. had retrieved her "When you are asked to give service to the community," Beaty told boys in the new Kingman Job Corps, "remember that the Department of Interior goes to great ends to render service under difficult conditions." One house was demolished by the explosion and fire. Walls of two others were caved in. Only one person was injured, not seriously. John Hutchinson, secretary of the Corning volunteer fire department, said the fear of more explosions kept firemen from battling the fire in the wreckage. The gas leak, which existed for about two hours, could not be repaired because it, too, was near the fire, Hutchinson said. Deputy Sheriff Jess Watson said the artillery shells explod- Indonesian Riots Spread SINGAPORE - (/Pi - Anti- Communist student demonstrations raged today in Jakarta and spread to other areas of the far-flung Indonesian archipelago, highly reliable sources reported in Singapore. The sources, who are in constant touch with developments Indonesia, said more than ed as the car stood on the siding to which it had been pulled to clear the main line for another train. The car was one of 80 in a Missouri Pacific Lines freight hauling munitions to the Red River Arsenal at Texarkana on the Arkansas-Texas border. There were reports that some cars carried chemicals, but railroad officials in St. Louis said they could not confirm this. in 10,000 students ignored tanks and barbed wire barricades in the Indonesian capital to attack and occupy the education ministry building. Inside Today's Citizen Dr. Alvarez 8 Bridge 20 Comics 29 Crossword Puzzle 29 Deaths 39 Editorials 32 Financial News 37-38 Movie Times 28 Sports 34-36 Teen Citizen 18-19 TV-Radio Dials 27 Woman's View 14-17 The artillery shells were from the army depot at Burlington, Iowa, Watson said. Miss Mary Lee Vines was among the first to learn of the blast. "A big red flash lighted up the sky," she said. "It shook the whole house. I could see it, hear it and feel it." House Unlikely To OK Action WASHINGTON--UPI -- Administration forces In the Senate, reeling from a surprise drubbing by a lone Republican, rallied today to try to stave off further election year additions to President Johnson's $6 billion Viet Nam tax program. In two narrow votes yesterday -- 45 to 40 and 44 to 43-the Senate approved an amendment to the big tax .package that would extend Social Security benefits to an additional 1.8 million Americans 70 and over not now covered. IGNORING SHOUTED pleas from their leaders, Democrats joined with Republicans to give Sen. Winston L. Prouty, R-Vt., a long-sought victory for his Social Security "rider." The leaders had expected his amendment to be defeated as easily as it was when he proposed it last year. "It's a different situation this year," explained Sen. Clinton P. Anderson, D-N.M., during the sometimes .heated debate. "Last year wasn't an election year." -Today the Senate rejected, 47 to 37, a proposal to let parents of college students subtract up to $325 in college costs annually from their income tax bills. Democratic leaders rallied their forces to beat back the amendment by Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D-Conn., that threatened to make another inroad into Johnson's tax program. Another attack on the President's tax measure was expected from Sen. Vance Hartke, D- Ind. He wants to cancel out the excise tax boosts contained in the bill. The excise increases, which would restore Jan. 1 cuts in auto and telephone levies and bring in an estimated $1.2 billion during the next 15 months, barely escaped defeat in the House last month. Once the Senate gives final approval of the tax measure- expected later this week--it will be subjected to the give-and-take with a House-Senate conference committee. It appeared unlikely t h a t Prouty's plan would such a conference. survive The administration bin, as passed by the House, also would bring in $4.8 billion through a speedup in corporate tax collection and a graduated income fax withholding system. : But Prouty's plan would c6st an estimated $3.4 billion over the next five years, cancelling out some of the immediate revenue- raising effects of the bill. Prouty argued that Ms proposal would lift from poverty the elderly who had not paid into the Social Security fund during their working years. Among them would ibe retired farmers, government employes, policemen, firefighters and teachers. "MOST OF THESE people don't need this money," replied Senate Democratic Whip.; Ens- sell B. Long, La., the bill's floor manager. "They already have pensions better than Social Security. This is like throwing dollar bills from the top of the Washington monument on '.a. windy day." ; i " But Long was in for a surprise. The. Senate first rejected^ 51 to 37, his move to kill,{fie Prouty proposal.' Then It voted to approve the plan, 45 to #£; ""Why do we do^hese things?" shouted the Louisiana lawmaker, his. arms flailing. "Why don't we think?" He then moved for another vote, but was defeated again, this time on a drum-tight 44 to 43 vote. : ' (Sen. Paul Fannin, R-Ariz., voted with ihe majority on both the amendment to blanket under Social Security all persons over 70 who are not now. covered and on the amendment to eliminate excise tax increases and substitute suspension". of, a business modernization tax incentive. Sen. Carl. Hayden, D- Ariz., did not vote on the measures.) , . Dirksen Favors 'JFK-Type' Quarantine Of N. Viet Nam Interracial Council Protests North Side Library Choice Members of the Presbyterian Interrracial Council have protested what they call the City Council's "calloused choice" of the North Side rather than the South Side as the site for the next regional branch library. The PIC also protested the manner in which the council made its decision. The council on Monday au- thorized purchase of 2.1 acres at E. Yavapai St. and N. 1st Ave. The new library, to be completed by next fall, will cost around $420,000. The council took up the matter under "unfinished business" at its M o n d a y meeting. It wasn't listed on the meeting's agenda. In a letter addressed to May- or Lew Davis and members of the council, the PIC said: "We take issue with the way in which the library location was chosen because there was no official agenda listing of this matter... "Concerned citizens were denied the opportunity to state their opinions and recommendations as to the site selection even though this matter is of vital interest to large segments of our community." "Those Side are living on less able the South to furnish transportation for their children to far-off l i b r a r y facilities. Homes there have fewer reference materials, l e s s study space. "Those who have limited ed- ucation and culture should not be penalized just because they cannot comprehend or articulate their own needs. "A regional library staffed with librarians who understand such needs could do much to aid and strengthen the efforts being made by other agencies attempting to change living patterns in this part of our city." The letter was signed by the Rev. Paul David president, and 28 bers. Sholin, PIC other mern- Two librarians--one for the north and one for the south- were authorized by the voters in a bond election last June. Councilman H e c t o r Morales, who favors the South Side site, said Monday there was a "remote" possibility a library can be built there within two years. By Wire Services Senate Republican L e a d e r Everett M. Dirksen suggests that a "Kennedy-type quarantine" be used to shut off supplies to ports in Communist North Viet Nam much as Cuban ports were closed in the 1962 missile crisis. "Is there any valid reason why a similar tactic cannot now be employed to bring Hanoi to the conference table?" Dirksen asked in a speech at the annual congressional dinner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday. Referring to the "unending procession of vessels" f r o m free world as well as Communist nations serving North Vietnamese ports, Dirksen declared: "A single cargo is one too many when we are engaged in a bloody and costly struggle with a relentless enemy." In Saigon, Vietnamese Premier- Nguyen Cao Ky told a New York rabbi today that the war will be won against the Viet Cong by 1969 if American aid continues at its present scale. Rabbi Schulem Rubin, of Con- gregation Young Israel of The Bronx, said he has spent two weeks in Viet Nam "trying to discover the truth" of what the war is about. "I know now that clergymen in the United States have no right to make statements about bringing peace to Viet Nam when they haven't been here," tie said. Taking issue with American clergymen opposing the war, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Rabbi Ruben said: "The primary question in Viet Nam is whether or not we are fighting aggression. We are. Superficially, it may be a good idea to ask for peace. But by doing so these clergymen are elongating the war because they are indicating to Hanoi that the American public is split. "Clergymen have a tremendous influence in the United States. Probably they have almost as much influence on Ho Chi Minh's thinking." The question of the Viet Nam war also loomed over the Senate foreign relations committee's hearing on Sino-American relations that opened in Washington yesterday. Columbia University professor A. Doak Barnett's endorsement of the Johnson administration policy of "measured use of force" in Viet Nam appeared to disappoint some of the President's critics on the committee, most notably its chairman, Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark. "In general," the professor said, "I do support the administration policy but urge greater restraint and more emphasis on economic and political policy and as much restraint as possible on the military." He told Sen. Wayne L. Morse. D-Ore., another administration critic, that he did not think the fact U.S. land forces were increased in South Viet Nam would bring China into the conflict. But he said there could come a point where the Chinese would have to get in whether they wanted to or not. "I believe the bombing of Hanoi or Haiphong might be this point," Barnett said. "For that reason, I think it would be unwise." The hearings resume tomorrow.

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