Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 22, 1969 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 22, 1969
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(MalRaMMofQ,! Troops In Vietnam Seen Even If Peace Talks Fail By JOHN M. HIOHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration has committed itself to a double track program (or gradually reducing the U.S. combat role in Vietnam even if the Paris peace talks fail. Administration leaders are trying to tell North Vietnam and I he Viet Cong, however, that if they want to get United States Today In Washington WASHINGTON (AP) - In threats against the President, prosecutors must prove a real ilireat of physical violence, the Supreme Court has ruled. With that, the court Monday sot aside the conviction of a New Yorker who said that if he was forced into the army and to carry a rifle, "the first man want to get my sights on is 1.BJ." The court did uphold the federal law that, makes it a crime to threaten the life of the President or vice president. The law. however, cannot be used to suppress "political hyperbole," the court cautioned. It iijreed with Robert Watts, 21, who said his only offense was "a kind of very crude offensive method of slating a political opposition to the President." Walts' remark at a political debate at a 1966 meeting of the E.E.B. Du Bois Clubs in Washington was'taken as an unlawful threat by a lower court. Watts was given a four-year suspended sentence. The majority in the 5-4 decision said, "a statute such as this one, which makes criminal a form of pure speech, must be interpreted with the commands of the First Amendment clearly in mind." NUCLEAR DETECTOR WASHINGTON (AP) -- Laser beam instruments beat seismographs in detecting underground nuclear tests, and the new instruments might be profitably used to monitor Soviet subsurface nuclear activity, says a California scientist. Dr. Joleroy Gauger of McDonnell Douglas Corp said the laser beam instruments can detect underground tests more quickly and cheaply than seismographs. "Laser equipment like this costs only about $20,000, whereas a massive array of seismographs which the government lias indicated it's using out in Montana to detect Russian tests might run into millions of dollars," he said. These possibilities arise from Laser experiments which de- lected an underground test in Nevada last Nov. 20, Gauger said Monday in report to the -American Geophysical Union. The scientist said the laser, working from an abandoned gold mine, located and timed the blast from a distance of 150 miles. The Atomic Energy Commis sion only announced that a test had taken place, and Gauger declined to say whether the AEC later confirmed all of the instrument's findings. He voiced confidence, however, that they vore accurate. SOMETHING IN COMMON WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth and Jupiter have something in common: both emit low frequency radio signals, snys the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA's radio astronomy sat ellite Explorer 38 discovered the signals while orbiting 3.640 miles above the earth, a meet ins »f the U.S. National Com mittce of he International Un ion of Radio Science was told .Monday. forces out of South Vietnam quickly and completely they have to make a negotiated settlement. The prevailing belief In official quarters here ii that thousands of troops wil be brought home this year. The broad elements of the program were sketched out officially for the first time Monday by Secretary of State William P. Rogers in an address to the Associated Press in New York. Rogers declared that the Nixon administration hopefully assumes "that the other side is now prepared to negotiate seriously for an end to the war." "We have not, however, placed all our eggs in one basket," he said. PREPARED "We have to be prepared for he unwelcomed contingency hat the other side does not yet vant to negotiate a peaceful set- lement. We are not prepared to issume that the only alternative o early progress in the peace alks is an indefinite extension if our present role. "That is why such high prlori- y is being given to preparing South Vietnamese forces to assume a growing share of the combat burden and why the jovernment of South Vietnam is giving such high priority to de- 'eloping the political unity of he country. "These efforts are well under vay. They will be carried out iystematically and urgently." At the same time Roger? made two points which ap peared to be directed to the lommunist side in the conflict is well, perhaps, as to critics ol U.S. war policy in this country. COMMITTED He said the United States "is committed to achieving a peace n Vietnam which will permii .he people of South Vietnam to determine their own future, free "rom outside interference by anyone. "That is our objective ... it is not subject to change." He also said that progress toward peace "can be accelerated significantly if the other side is prepared to get down to practical negotiations on mutual force withdrawals in the near future.'' Rogers declared the issue now n Paris is "whether peace comes more gradually or more rapidly to Vietnam." In indicating the alternative :o a negotiated settlement Rogers went beyond the position jutlined in much broader terms vy Nixon at his news conference "ast Friday. STANDARDS The President said that deci sions on troop withdrawal wouli depend on one or all of three standards: The level of combat in South Vietnam, the capacity of the South Vietnamese to assume more of the fighting, and prog ress in the peace talks at Paris Officials are aware that troop withdrawals apparently made under public pressure in this country could be interpreted in Hanoi as evidence that the Unit ed States was weakening in its resolve to secure the independ ence of South Vietnam. However, the implication o what Rogers said was that no troops will be withdrawn if i would weaken the U.S.-South Vietnamese military position. He also clearly implied tha while the present American combat role might be radically changed in the future, the Unit ed States could very well leav a considerable military force in South Vietnam indefinitely tc assure South Vietnam's inde pendence. Good Answer PHILADELPHIA ( AP) trio from the Fairmount Par! trceclimbing unit scaleda 125 foot granite cliff to clear it o loose rock and stones that har threatened passing cars on tb drive below. When a reporter called to om of the cliff climbers, asking i he had volunteered for the tick" ish job. the man replied, after conference with the others "What do you think?" Nwthw** AifcMMM HMK, TIMI* April *t, MVITTIVIUI. AMCAMM ^^^_ It Was Just That Kind.Of Day Young Patrick displays different McCarthy facial ex- pressions as he launched and kept his kite airborne during a hit of kite flying yesterday in Chicago's Grant Park. (AP Wirephoto) EXTENSION Homemaker Clubs FARMINGTON: Plans to complete the cemetery tabulation vere made at the April meeting held in the club rooms w Mrs. Melba Catto and Mrs. Frances Williams. The Evans ville Club will be entertained n the club exchange program and members will be guests of Bethel Grove Club. Mrs. Caroyn Scaramuzza, extension home economist, presented a program on clothing construction. The next meeting will be held May 15 at the home of dine Spears. Mrs. Na- CHERRY BELLE: Plans were made to attend the rug making demonstration at the Ozarks Slectric Cooperative Corp. April 19 when members convened for the April meeting at the home of Mrs. Max Tate. Mrs. Loyd louse gave tips on easy gardening and Mrs. Don Bacus Demonstrated how to make pillows. Mrs. Julia S. Reed presented a loral arrangement demonstra- ed Members answered roll call with gardening tips. Mrs. Julia S. Reed RHEA: Plans were discussed to entertain another club in the annual exchange program at the April meeting held in the home of Mrs. Theda Ellis. Mrs. Kate Matthews demonstrated how to make a toy cat out. of yarn The next meeting will be held May 21 in the home of Mrs. Dortha Nash. Mrs Marianna Branchcomb Soviet Navy Boosts Mediterranean Fleet NAPLES. Italy (AP) - The Soviet navy boosted its Mediter ranean fleet to about 60 ships to day, roughly the same number participating in North Atlantic Treaty Organization war games in the area. It as the second straight day that three Soviet ships enterei the Mediterranean through the Turkish Straits, and there were reports from Istanbul thai an other ship was on its way. U.S Adm. Horacio Rivero, com mander of NATO forces in soulhern Europe had said the Russians may be planning nava maneuvers in the Mediterranean also. O'Neill Attempts To Calm Nation's Turbulent Crisis Iran Challenges Iraqi Chin To Shaft Al Arab Waterway BELFAST, Northern Ireland ;AP) -- Northern Ireland's em- jattled prime minister, Terence O'Neill, was reported ready today to agree to the principle of 'one man, one vote" in local Sections in an attempt to calm the turbulent crisis. Supporters of O'Neill who reported this said the concession would be accompanied by a postponement for at least a year of the local elections due in 1970. At present the veto in local elections is confined to proper- owners and their wives, a system that the Roman Catholic minority contends keeps Protes .ant governments in power in :owns where the Catholics have a numerical majority of the population. The same voting system prevailed in the rest of the United Kingdom until 19!8. POLICE STONED Rioters stoned two police barracks Monday night in Belfast, and threw flaming gasoline bombs in the streets, but British troops guarding key installations in Northern Ireland stayed out of sight. Police scatlered the crowd of about 100, and by midnight the city was quiet. There were no casualties. More than 200 British soldiers were stationed at power plants, fuel depols and similar plants to guard against saboteurs. In London, Home Secretary James Callaghan stressed the troops would not be used to maintain order in the streets. Earlier Monday, Roman Catholic demonstrators in Londonderry battled police for Ihe third ·ights leaders for the crowds to disperse. Northern Ireland's Catholic minority contends it is discriminated against. FIGHTING FLARES Fighting also flared at Lurgan between Catholcs and Protes- :anl extremists who oppose Catholic demands for more jobs, better housing and abolition of property requirements for local voting. The British government announced thai Prime Minisler Harold Wilson will meel soon Prime Minisler Terence O'Neill to grant more concessions to the 500,000 Catholics, one third of Northern Ireland's people. Officials of the Catholic civil rights movement issued a statement supporting the use of British troops and warning their supporters to stay off the streets to prevent more violence and bloodshed. The Civil Rights Oxford Committee sent a telegram to Wilson warning that civil war was possible and asking for further British intervention. SEEKS MEETING Prime Minister John Lynch of the Irish Republic announced after an emergency cabinet meeting that he was seeking a meeting with Wilson and was sending Foreign Minister Frank Aiken to confer with U.N. Secretary-General U Thant about the situalion in Northern Ireland. The outlawed Irish Republican Army denied charges by police in Northern Ireland that the IRA was responsible for a weekend wave of bomb explosions. The IRA said the polic had staged the bombings to rally the fearful to the side of the Mutiny Reported Aboard Freighter SAN JUAN. P.R. (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard boarding party took five armed, mutinous crewmen into custody aboard the West German freighter Helga Witt Monday night off the west coast of Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard reported. A spokesman said there was no bloodshed. The ship was reported heading for San Juan with the mutineers. TEHRAN (AP) - The Iranian freighter Ebne Sina was reported sailing through the Shall al Arab estuary today with navy escorts and an umbrella of jet 'ighters. challenging Iraq's Claim to the waterway. Thousands of Iraqi troops were reported massed along the estuary but no incidents were reported during the early p a r t j of the freighter's 80-mile jour-' ney, expected to take six hours. The 1.300-ton Ebne oina was the first Iranian freighter to sail from the Persian Gulf up the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers since Iraq claimed the estuary as its territory Saturday. I r a n i a n port authorities advised foreign ships to anchor outside the troubled waters. The vessel, carrying a cargo of steel beams, was escorted by two Iranian navy ships and a squadron of.F4 Phantom fighter bombers, receiver! from the United States last year. The Shall al Arab separates oil regions and ports of Iran and Iraq. Both countries have artillery drawn up on their banks, and an Iranian government .spokesman said Monday "fire ill he answered by fire." Observers in Arab capitals said the dispute over navigation rights was the befinninf of a struggle for influence over th« small oil Sultanates alonf the Persian gulf to the lotith. British protective forces «re to withdraw from the tiny Julf oil states there in 1971. request for a guard for a man taken into custody. Later another message flashed: "Please assist as soon as possible, the men have arms." The cause of the m u t i n y was not immediately learned, hut it was believed to be connected with the loss of a man overboard on Feb. 3. The 3,119-ton German freighter was en route from Australia to Marseille. France. day despite appeals by civil government, emulating the Nazi Picketing Service SOUTHF1ELD. Mich. CAP) -Vietnam, the drnlt. civil rights and drugs are all unpicketahlc causes in the hook of a pair of Southficld teen-agers who have formed what they call an "Instant Picket Service." Instead, say David Sorasr. 17. The freighter first radioed a l a n d Alan Pensler. 16, they pre- Killed In Wreck GLENWOOD, Ark. (AP -- FIctchpr D. Webb, 35, of North Little Rock was killed today in a car which jumped a guard rail and overturned at the junction of U.S. 70-70B near Glen wood. State Police said another man. Harold R. Grant, 35, of Glenwood, was injured in the crash. firing of the Reichstag building in Berlin. THE EXTRA TAKES EXTRA CARE OF YOU fcr to carry signs sages such as: "Judy C. Deserves To Re In Your Crowd." The two youths say they wi provide a ready-made team of protestors or demonstrators to air anybody's gripes and proh lems--as long as they arc mi- Tlie boys say they will charge only for out-of-pocket expenses. GOOD CITIZENS BUILD BETTER COMMUNITIES Citizenship involv** mar* than casting a billot, attending a civic club mieting, end obeying th* law. Citizenship means wholehearted, day-to-day support of both government and th* civic and philanthropic agencies which worK for community improvement. This month join in and support the MARCH OF DIMES Your help is appreciated, needed and deserved. Help, won't your PHONE HI 3-5438 or 3-3157 WILCOME NEWCOMIMI UK thil c*up«i to 1*1 M kn*w yra'r* h*ra. Name Adtfrttt City I I Fleet* Mv* th* WakMM Wan*n MwteM UN Ml ·*· ( I I w«uld Ilk* t* Hktcrlk* I* Iht N.W. Ark. TIMM ( I I alrudy MkMrik* I* MM TIMIt rill out coupon and mall M TIMES, ·« O. Ark. Hearing Aid Expert DUE IN FAYETTEVILLE Mr. Graham M«advillo will be at h» Downtown Meter Lodge, Thurt., April 74, 1 to 5 to offer mt HEARING TESTS and dtmonttra- tion of (he latest itADIOEAR HEARING 4IDS - all In tin ear, Behind car, oyeglau and body «vp«. Batteries repair! for all makes 10% Discount on all Batteries CALL HOTEL FOR HOME APPOINTMENT Graham Meodvillc, Better Hearing, Inc. 19 Court Street, Fart Smith Arkansas SI! 2-9850 ese are the Treasures o DO YOU SEEK REAL MEANING IN LIFE? CHRIST IS THE ANSWER! CRUSADE of the AMERICAS Hear Outstanding Speakers and Musicians Proclaim the Reality of Jesus Christ at The Following Churches April 20-27. Lincoln Baptist Caudle Avenue, Springdale First Baptist, Huntsville First Baptist, Fayetttville Second Baptist, Fayetteville Op«n Monday and Thuriday Night* Til 8:30

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