Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 19, 1969 · Page 1
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 19, 1969
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r«r ud warmer thir*l«* aftrtaww lOWi YEAR-NUMUft 262 Tlw Public Inttmt It The Firrt Concern Of This Ntwtppcr ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AMU If, W? mining Southerly Sunday; PJJ- dotation part «* *m-Ml unset today «:SZ: sunrtae Sunday 1:41. Hfeh Low Expected today «MI a Friday « » U. S. Deploys Naval Force Off North Korean Coast Tornado Kills Alabama Man Neighbors sadly Inspect the Taylor, 42, and left his wife, wreckage of the Nathan Tay- Myrtle, 45, critically injured, tor home near Panola, Ala., Tornadoes ripped through where a twister Friday killed | four Alabama communities, injuring 10 other person*. (AP Wirephoto) Nixon Terms Plane Attack 'Surprise WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon says the shooting down of a U.S. reconnaissance plane this week "was a completely surprise attack," presenting a different crisis than that faced by President Lyndon Johnson when the USS Pueblo was seized. Haunted perhaps by a paign taunt in which he referred to North Korea as "a rate military power," 1 Job Corps Centers To Shut Down WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Nixon administration has ordered seven Job Corps centers to begin closing immediately and six others to start shutting down by May 1. a move likely to fan further resentment in Congress. The swift action in the closing process came Friday, a week after Secretary of Labor George P. Shultz announced that 59 of the corps' 113 centers will be closed by July 1. Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif.. said the Office of Economic Opportunity notified the centers by telegram Friday. He already had announced that he would in trnduce a resolution next week providing "that no Job Corps installation be shut down until Congress completes its normal legislative and budgetary Deliberations on this program." Bertrand M. Harding, acting OEO director, said all OEO contracts for Job Corps centers have 90-day termination clauses and the notices set the process in action. "There's not going to be any general locking of doors overnight." he said. Installations listed for immediate closing are three in Puerto Rico--Guyama. Juana Diaz and Viraiis-plus Camp K i l m e r . NJ.: Oak Glen, Calif.; Mar- quettc. Mich.: and Huntington W. Va. Scheduled lo start shutdowns May 1 are the facilities at Clin- University Spring Festival Planned For April 29-May3 Gaebal '69 will be held at the University of Arkansas April 29-May 3. This will be the 23d year for the traditional week of concets, dances, carnivals, Beauty shows and just plain fun. This year's Gaebale wil open with a night of campus entertainment April 29 in the Greek Theater. Various skits and musical numbers will be presented by campus groups. Two popular campus bands. "Grandma's Cookies" and the "Fifth Avenue Pharmacy," will perform, along with singing groups such as the "Kappa Pickers," "The New Creations," and the Uarkettes. The night of April 30, the ng. The carnival also features hows and various types of arnival games by the campus ving groups. The Carnival will be.held at the New Fair- irounds. Miss University pageant will be ton. Iowa: St. Louis: Poland of Arkansas ,,,,,,.-- - held at the Men's Gymnasium. Fourteen girls will be competing for the title and the right to represent the University in the Miss Arkansas Contest. RED-WHITE GAME May I, is an open day, with j n o events scheduled. However, the following afternoon. May 2. the annual Red White Football game will be held, starting at 2 p.m. That night, at 8 p.m., the Gaebale Dance is scheduled at the new Fairgrounds ir Fayetteville. This dance will feature music by the "Merging Traffic," a well-known Little Rock group. A special event of this year's Gaebale will be a concert May 3. at 2 p.m., featuring the popular recording group callec "Steppenwolf." This group has had several record hits and is a campus favorite across the nation. Prices for the concert are $4.50 a person for genera admission and $5.50 for reserved Spring. Maine: Koko Head. Hawaii- Omaha, Neb.: and Moses Lake, Wash. Cranston's office said notices will be sent Monday to the Agri culture and Interior Depart ments directing them to close., the other 46 centers. , On^May 3 the annual Gae There is some doubt thati bale Carnival will begin at 7:3' Cranston's resolution could I p.m. There will be a 50-een seats. Advance sales will held but tickets also m a y purchased at the door. force the administration to bandon its plan. It could, how- gate charge and a free dance i: scheduled at 8 p.m.. with "Tin t f U a l l U U H l*.3 |vmn. i n V - M U . « , T V , . ., i u T '*H« ever, embarrass the adminirtra-.Soul Society. another Little tion politically. iRock musical group, perform NEWS BRIEFS Woman Killed 35 Feared Dead FORREST CITY. Ark. ( A P ) | TEHRAN (AP) -- Thirty-five --Mrs. Oline Carroll, 32. of near ] persons are feared drowned aft- FoiTost City was killed Friday i C r a motorboat capsized off the when her car collided with a;coast of Kuwait Friday night. Cotton Belt train at the Arkan- the newspaper Ayandcgan rc- sas 261 crossing in Palestine i ported today. The report said 16 (St Francis County). passengers and crew members Flood Damage Estimated At $31 Million By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Officials estimated flood wa- ers have caused $31 million damage so far in three Midwestern states, and one official said le felt people in an area downstream were treating the com- ng flood crests too lightly. Civil defense and state officials made these preliminary 'lood damage estimates: -- $5 million in Minnesota where 700 families were still homeless. --$19 million in South Dakota, where 5,000 families were evacuated and 1,000 remain homeless. -- At least $7 million in North Dakota. And the Civil Defense coordinator for northwestern Illinois says residents in his area, where the Mississippi is due to crest April 28. are taking the situation lightly. "There's been so much publicity given protective works." said Donald E. Lemme, "that people believe all they have to do is sweat this thing out." Lemme said Friday that apa thy in the Quad Cities area could cause trouble--the kind seen in 1965 when the Quad Cities alone suffered 18.5 million in damages. The Quad Cities area includes Davenport, Iowa; Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, HI. WORKER SHORTAGE The problem, Lemme said is a shortage of volunteers to patrol the dikes to watch for washouts. Meanwhile, at Minot, N.D.. the Souris, which has forced one third of the city's residents from their homes still a week away from its crest. The Red River of the North, (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) fourth Nixon drew some distinctions Friday jetween the two incidents. In his campaign for president ast year, Nixon promised he would not allow the nation to suffer another dilemma such as the Jan. 23, 1968, capture of the intelligence ship Pueblo by North Korean patrol boats. Faced with the downing of the Navy intelligence plane this week. Nixon has chosen--as did Johnson--to follow a course of diplomacy rather than retaliation. But, Nixon told a White House news conference, the two incidents are not parallel. He said the Pueblo threatened in advance. Had there been a similar threat against reconnaissance flights Twister Hits Florida Town MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) - A tornado spawned by a growling line of thunderstorms lashed the business district and two residential areas of Maitland today and a man drowned when wind swamped a sailboat in Orlando. The body of 23-year-old David M. Dolon was recovered after a boat capsized on Lake Ivanhoe in the center of Orlando about 2:30 a.m. Two hours later a tornado snaking out of the storm front battered homes and damaged commercial buildings, knocked down power lines and blocked streets with fallen trees as it skipped through Maitland. a city of 7.500 just north of Orlando. The twister moved through the city so fast it was unseen by sleeping residents. 4 T t Ilif finri u'ac tfnnn in IMC than two minutes," a policeman said. Police Chief Jay Golden said the funnel touched ground first in the central business district. smashing out a dozen store fronts. The old Seaboard Coastline Railroad station was raised off the ground, dropped and split in two. Then, in order, the tornado lashed at three subdivisions-- Domrich Estates, Domrich Hills and Highland Park-- tearing off roofs and collapsing walls. About 10 homes valued at $25,000 and upward suffered major structural damage. Golden said, and as many more were hit in the exclusive residential areas. A couple of homes were knocked off their foundations. Screened e n c l o i u r e s were tipped away from many swimming pools. "Tt «nitnrii»ri like a train was coming." said o n t woman i Domrich Estates, "My hous started shaking and t h e n th windows started flying out." Ed McLeod said his new IK automobile parked in front ( his house was picked up by th tornado and flipped upside dow into his yard, with the roof an sides caved in. Old trees up to 100 feet ta toppled like tenpins, blockir most streets. As some we down, their roots caused pavir to buckle in spots. Power blinked off in sever areas as power lines fell b was restored to most horn shortlv after daylight. Torrents of rain poured in unroofed homes but the delu stopped soon after passage the funnel cloud. Golden estimated damage JZOO.OOO. Will Provide Safety For Spy Flights WASHINGTON (AP) - Potent U.S. naval forces, including the battleship New Jersey and possibly a pair of aircraft carriers, were reported steaming in new positions today to provide protection for American intelligence missions off North Korea. The Pentagon announced redeployment of extensive forces Friday shortly after President Nixon ordered resumption of reconnaissance flights with the Americans Lose Four Tanks, Other Vehicles promise they cease to be over the Sea of Japan, Nixon said, he would have ordered protective action. SITUATION 'DIFFERENT' Th« Pueblo seizure, Nixon said, "was quite different in two respects. "One, there was some uncer tainty for some time as to where the Pueblo was. Present indications are that the Pueblo was in international waters. But there was some uncertainty." Nixon said there was never any doubt as to the location of the intelligence plane--at least 28 miles outside Korean airspace at its closest approach to the Communist nation. "Also." he said, "in the case of the Pueblo, the North Ko reans had warned and threat ened the Pueblo for a period of weeks before they seized it. He said flights like the one the Koreans shot down have been going on for years without incident. "Under these circumstances." Nixon said, "it was a completely surprise attack in every sense of the word and therefore did not give us the opportunity that I it been SAIGON (AP) -- American armored units killed 100 North Vietnamese in two battles but lost at least four tanks and seven other armored vehicles, military spokesmen said today. A day-long battle Friday 50 miles northwest of Saigon cost the llth Armored Cavalry Regi ment four tanks--two new 16-ton Sheridans and two 50-ton M48 tanks--plus seven killed and 28 wounded, field reports said. Later Friday night, three ar mored personnel carriers were destroyed by fire and tour other tracked vehicles were badly damaged when North Vietnamese sappers attacked "wagon train" circle of tanks for protective action would have taken had threatened." Criticism of the way Johnson handled the Pueblo affair was a constant theme of Nixon's campaign for the presidency. ARKANSAS WEATHER ARKANSAS - Fair and cool tonight. Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday with a chance of showers southwest in the afternoon. Low tonight 40s to low 50s. were rescued. King Park Pondered FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) The Fort Smith Board (if Di rectors will consider a resolution Monday to name a small , city park in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Attoek Protested SEOUL (AP) - About 5,600 UA Agri Students Celebrate Today Agri Day is being observed at le University of Arkansas tore ,,,,,,* nuu ,i.., K vu.,n,,,v«.-,.,-*y- Mi ' s Brttc Ry' in , of R °s A squabble involving a lease- "'*; nev * crowned Agri queen, irclmse agreement on an air- will reign over festivities. Audit Approved LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The; audit of the state Department " " GREENWOOD REMEMBERS GREENWOOD. Ark. (AP)-The town of Greenwood is to hold an observance today on the first anniversary of a tor nado that cut a swath through the community, killing 13 per sons, seriously injuring 56 anc causing millions of dollars in property damage. The observance will include an open house, a barbecue and the dedication of Memo rial Park, formerly known as City Park. The park, located on the town square, was directly in the path of the tornado. It has been renovated and now is the site of a monument remem Bering the loss a year ago. Rep. John Paul Hammer s,chmidt. R A r k . . will delive the dedicatory address. The tornado destroyed o damaged 69 businesses am 400 homes and devasteted five public buildings in addition to the personal injury. An open house is schedule! from noon to 4 p.m. with th barbecue slated for 4 to 5:3 p.m. South Korean students and citizens staged rallies in two provincial cities protesting North Korea's shooting down of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Sea of Japan, the newspaper Seoul Shinmun reported todny. It said 5.000 college coeds and high school students held a rally Friday in Chongju, 80 miles south of Seoul, and adopted n three-point resolution urging the United Stole* to immediately retaliate agninst the Communist North. purcl plane had delayed approval of the aeronntucs audit for several months. Building Bums PINK BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Fire and two explosions de stroycd the Welsh Motor Co. at Pine Bluff Friday. Damage was estimated at between $50,000 and J7S.OOO. Four employes of the motor company were in the building at the time of the fire, hut there I were no injuries, firemen said. ll»l»HilJW^ Included in the day's activities are an open house at the College of Agriculture, the annual noontime barbecue, the tug-of- war with the College of F.ngi- nccring and n rodeo at the County Fairgrounds. Members of the Queen's court are Barbara Beck of S 1 1 o a m Springs, Patricia Fil.riore of Belleville, Sandy Angus of Belleville, III., nnd Donnn Wolf of Fort Worth. The queen was crowned In ceremonies Thursday night at the annual awards bnnqiiot. She succeeds Miss Huth (iiiynn ol Harrison, nd personnel carriers t h r e e iles southeast of the demilita- zed zone. Despite the loss of the tanks the first battle, armored cav- ry officers called it a victory. hey said 82 enemy bodies were und after the battle. 'It was a good lesson for larlie. He learned he can't ess around with the Sheridans nd get away with it," said Col. mmie Leach of Hampton, .C.. commander : of the llth egiment. The fighting erupted when nits of the regiment ran into a orth Vietnamese ambush in ay NlnH proviifce. The Sheri an tanks, artillery and Jielicop r gunships pounded the enemy or most of the day. ATTACK PREMATURE Maj. John Bronson of Roc elle Ga., a squadron com mander, said the first rocket renade was fifed prematurely y the North Vietnamese at ackers "and that enabled us to et them before they could car y out the rest of the ambush.' The llth Armored Cavalrj Regiment and a squadron of the 5th Division arc the only two nits in Vietnam equipped with heridan tanks, which have jeen undergoing combat evalua on since they arrived in mid February. So far 10 have been estroyed and several have aeen damaged in action. Associated Press correspond- nl Robert Ohman reported rom Cam Lo that 13 Americans vere killed and 24 were wound- d in the other surprise attack gainst a defensive circle set up jy 9th Regiment Marines and importing armor of the 1st Brigade. 5th Mechanized Infantry Jivision. Rocket-grenades knocked out he Vietnam side of the border, he officers said, but U.S. troops lave not been sent into the area because of the risk of "crossing .he border by accident." Elsewhere, the U.S. Command reported shelling of military bases and population cen- .crs tapered off to about 10 or 15 overnight. Casualties and damage again were listed as light. Dirksen Sees Winning Fight For Missiles WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen says President Nixon has put opponents of the Safeguard anti-missile system "in a box" by insinuating that a vote against the ABM is a vote against the commander-in-chief. Two leading ABM critics denied, however, that the President's comments at his news conference Friday had hurt "fair game" for North Korean jets. Flights off the North Korean coast were halted Tuesday after an EC121 reconnaissance plane with 31 men aboard apparently was shot down. Only two bodies have been found in the Sea of Japan where the craft fell. Redeployment of the naval orces was viewed as a protective step rather than a threat nf retaliation against North Korea. The New Jersey, which had seen scheduled to arrive in Long Beach. Calif., today after duty off Vietnam, was ordered :o turn around and return to the Western Pacific. FIGHTERS SCHEDULED While no announcement wa* made of the strategy to he used in providing protection for tb* reconnaissance planes, indications were fighters would be stationed where they could come to the swift rescue of any theat- ned U.S. a i r c r a f t . Fighters would be kept in the air during intelligence missions, but not flying wing-lo-wing with th« reconnaissance aircraft. Rjcept for the New Jersey, the Pentagon did not say what ships were involved and the announcement stopped short of specifying the new positions actually were in the Sea of Japan. A Defense Department «pokes- man said only the redeployment ivolved "a number of different types of vessels." One carrier believed on the way to the Sea of Japan is tlie USS Kitty Hawk which carries 90 warplanes. The Kilty Hawk their case. "The President sponsihility for what is needed for our securi Dirksen said in an inter view. "Those who criticize his decision don't have that rcspon sibility if they are wrong." Nixon, in answer to a ques lion, told his news conference hree armored personnel car iers in the first minutes of the lattle, clearing a path for enemy sappers who raced through and hurled satchel charges at hree tanks and 17 other APCs. HELICOPTER AID Helicopter gunships laid ·ing of fire around the embat- .led troopers until roop of tanks and APCs rived. Then the North Viet namesc withdrew. has the re determining left Hong Kong two de- A later sweep of the battle field turned up 13 North Viet namese dead. US. military spokesmen re ported today that North Viet namese troops have built a sc ries of big concrete gun cm- that intelligence estimates now put Russia's offensive missile submarine punch at 60 per cent greater than was thought two yean ago. "Under these circumstances." he said. "I had to make basically » command decision as to what the United States should do if WT were to avoid falling into a second class or inferior position v i v a - v i s the Soviet Un- second :ion." Dirksen. who must steer N i x on's request for Safeguard funds through a closely divided Sen stroyers earlier this week without "any announcement of its destination. In ordering resumption of th« intelligence flights. Nixon pronounced them vital to the security of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea. SECRET REVEALED Nixon revealed for the first time that the United States is capable of "reading" radar pictures of another country from miles away. He said both showed that th« EC121 was 90 miles offshore- well outside North Korean territory---when shot down. Military expert-; said the crew of the EC12I been alarmed the presence of MIGs. since the North Korean fighters routinely fly over them over international water. The sources said the extensive electronic gear on th* plane also would have been concentrating on monitoring North Korean radio tracking rather than watching for approad-'ni? aircraft. placements into along the South mountainsides Vietnam-Laos lxrdcr to fire on American and South Vietnamese special forces camps and bases. The Runs are mounted on rail road tracks and protected by giant steel doors, the spokesmen said. They added that three such batteries were reported dam aged »r disabled hy rerent American air strikes. But the spokesmen said the gun fni placements are defended by an tiaircraft fire, making aerial oh servation and attacks extremely 1 hazardous. ate. said Nixon's comments put ARM critics "in a box." But Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, opposed to deploying Safeguard, said in a separate interview he feels no additional pressure because of the President's statements. But he conceded t h a t in the end it will rnme down to a question of judgment between Nixnn and Congress as to whether Safeguard is vital. would not have immediately hy Suit Dismissed LITTLE ROCK f A P i - Federal Judge J. Smith Henley hiis dismissed a lawsuit filed by a West Memphis firm in which the firm asked for a $42.421 ref u n d in incnme t n \ c s . Henley dismissed the suit Friday. Tlie Citi7ens Burial Insur- raiire Co. had filed the suit, contending it was a life insurance company under an Internal Revenue Code UA Trustees Asked To Make ROTO Program Voluntary The University of A r k a n s a s The big guns are lnrate1_on|f., n iity Senate Council IIM recommended to the Hoard nf Trustees that tho Reserve Officers Training Corps program at the school bo made voluntary. Thing of Beauty Tkr National /.on's new-born nr«mul«n, M i n t s , which menu* bountiful In l»donrsl»n. it nntrlrd bjr Mr». Louise Gilliikrr, wife nf head rm krrper. at WaMilnglnn. (AP Wlrrphntn) Frctxcs Employment BATON ROUGK. La. ( A P i Gov. John McKoithcn froze stale employment to prevent « budget deficit. Two months later, state Hep. Ijmte Womack nf Winnsboro said, the K. A. Conway Charity Hospital In Monroe was spend ing 11,000 a month for paper plates because it could not hire anyone to wash dishes. Womack said a dishwasher's salary would be considerably less than 11,000 i month. .·ilium, but neither makes it « mandatory subject (or new students. The Defense Department in 19M agreed Since the school began, i t a i y ncience has been a re quired subject at the land grant college. Chnrlcs C«rhf». UA law pro vessor. said today that the council had studied the program for many months before making thr rcroin in rmlntion. He said that the Mortfll Ael (which created land grant col Irgrs) and Arkansas atalule* require military iclcnce be offered M p « r I « the ichonl's curri the Morrcll Act did not make KOTC training mandatory for all studcnti. "arnes sniil Petitions requesting an end to the compulsury progrim were signed by some 2.000 student! during the current school year. Students voted 935818 In favor of making ROTC » ¥0*i untilry course in the Itudtnt elections Thursday. Dr. David Mullins, UAi president, said thr rerommeMitMn ,»uld he presented to the Boafd of Trusted IB the nnr future.

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