Independent from Long Beach, California on February 28, 1969 · Page 2
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Long Beach, California
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Friday, February 28, 1969
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U-JNDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) »··"· ·«* c " lll.. FH , Frt. !l. PEOPLE IIS THE NEWS tHe TOID.A.Y SOMBER PRESIDENT AT THE WALL President Nixon stands by cross erected at Berlin Wall to commemorate two young East Bet'iners killed while trying to escape to West. Nixon viewed cross during visit to West Berlin Thursday. (Story, Page A-4.) -AP Wirwlwtt Saigon Assault Routed Combined News Services SAIGON, Friday -- U.S. infantry routed a Communist force seven miles from Saigon today and took prisoners who told U.S. officers they had been ordered to make a ground assault and rocket attack on the capital. It was the Reds closest approach to Saigon since Sunday, start of their winter offensive. Other Communist forces rocketed the TXA.TTOXfA.I-, Storms Continue Assault on Nation U.S. Army headquarters base at Long Binh outside Saigon Thursday night and blew up a U.S. Navy ammo barge ·with a direct mortar hit at Da Nang. But Red gunners shelled only about 25 bases and towns nationwide overnight, about one quarter the intensity of their attacks at the start of the six-day-old offensive. Low Death Toll Over Tet SAIGON --U.S. headquarters announced Thursday that 164 Americans were killed in Vietnam fighting last week, lowest figure in six weeks. The toll reflected a slackening in combat during celebration of the lunar new year (Tet). Communist forces launched a general offensive last Sunday, and American casualties this week are expected to be the highest in months. Bomb-Halt Document Snubbed WASHINGTON -- The State Department said Thursday Hanoi tried last fall to get the U.S. to sign a document agreeing t h a t its bombing halt was unconditional, but that Washington refused to do so. A U.S. spokesman made the statement whilr denying a North Vietnamese claim in Paris that the U.S. had signed such a document and therefore had no grounds for resuming air attacks under any circumstances. Jordan Artillery Kills 20 AMMAN -- Jordanian artillery killed or wounded 20 Israeli troops in two pulverizing barrages across the cease-fire line Thursday. 200.000 Israelis Pay Tribute JERUSALEM -- nearly 200.000 Israeli; -- the old who remember when there was no Jewish homeland and the young who will someday inherit it -paid t r i b u t e Thursday tn Levi Eshkol. a refugee from Russia who helped build a new Israel in the Biblical promised l a n d and died as its leader. The body of the 73-year-old premier, who died Wednesday of a heart attack, lay in state o u t side the Knesset (Parliament) building in a closed coffin covered with Israel's white-and-blue Star of David flag. He will be buried today on Mount Herzl in the ancient Judean h i l l s outside Jerusalem. Britain Acts to Curb Credit LONDON -- Britain Thursday hoisted the cost of borrowing money to a crisis level in a "stitch-in-time" mnve !'. rurb r u n a w a y credit and spending. The state-owned bank of F.ngland's 1 per cent i n c r e a s e in the bank rat" to S per ceni sent stock prices plummeting but strengthened the pound sterling. The hasic lending rate also wsc raised Thursay in Sweden to 6 per cent from 5 per cent. Cofc/s Groii/icf Apollo 9 Astronauts A storm moving eastward from the Rockies stacked a foot of snow on the Great Plains Thursday and more light snow fell in storm-paralyzed New England. Another ocean gale menaced Southern California. Travelers warnings were issued for the Sierra Nevada in California, where heavy snow and gusty winds were forecast. Heavy snow warnings were up for parts of South Dakota snd Minnesota. Travelers warnings were up in parts of Nebraska and Iowa. Gale warnings were flying along the Maine coast and along the California, Oregon and Washington coasts. A severe thunderstorm watch was ordered for parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. The weather death toll reached 48, including 36 in New England and 12 in California. A tornado was reported 70 miles north of Brownsville, Tex. Hail 2 inches in diameter pelted Ashdown, Ark. Negroes Give Up Sit-ins Sit-ins by Negro students at two Rutgers University campuses ended Thursday afternoon when the demonstrators left peacefully, saying college officials had met most of their demands. One demonstration involved the Newark campus of Rutgers where .330 students took over a classroom building three days ago to protest what they called "racist" attitudes of school officials. Another 30 Negroes invaded a student center building on the Camden campus Wednesday night. Elsewhere, fourteen students ended their occupation of the Siillman College student center building after college officials said none there would be arrested. The Tuscaloosa school was ordered closed last weekend. At the University of Wisconsin student protesters smashed windows, overturned chairs, disrupted calsses and sel off stench bombs in a demonstration that followed a rally to assess the progress of a group working for Negro students. Dixie School Desejjrates WASHINGTON -- One of five Southern school districts whose federal aid was withheld last month in a controversial Nixon Administration ruling won restoration of the money Thursday when its desegregation plan was accepted by the government. Retroactive restoration of funds for Martin County, N.C.. was announced by Undersecretary .lohn G. Veneman of the Department of Health. Education and Welfare who said the desegregation plan was approved despite serious reservations. .New Hijacker Trap Devised WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday it hopes to use psychology to trap potential hijackers before they board airliners. Combined News Services A common cold virus, something no space-age technology can predict or combat, forced the Apollo 9 astronauts Thursday to postpone the start of their earth-orbital flight until Monday. The launch had been scheduled for today. Space agency doctors ordered the delay after a 45-minute examination showed that the astronauts, plagued with sore throats and stuffed noses, were too weak and fatigued to go into space. Col. James A. McDiviit and Col. David R. Scott of the Air Force and Russell L. Schweickart, a civilian, were told to take antihistamine-decongestant tablets, drink plenty of water and stay in their quarters. A s t r o n a u t physician Charles A. Berry said that "it's a difficult thing to call a mission of this son for something that sounds so simple as the common cold." Nevertheless, project officials refused to jeopardize the crucial first spaceborne tests of the manned l u n a r landing machine. They rescheduled the launch for I I a.m. EST Monday. The three day postponement will cost a n e s t i m a t e d $500,000. "They're disappointed in that they certainly wanted to fly." Bern,- said. "It was a very calm, and very drab situation and they understood. This h a s been a difficult decision to make," said Berry. SILENT STAR John Love Boles, former silent film star, Broadway singer and U.S. spy, died Thursday of a heart attack in San Angelo, Texas. Boles, who rose to movie fame in "The Desert Song," was 68. Boles made his Broadway debut in the 1920s in "Little Jesse James" and was an instant success. Later he sang in such musical comedies as "Romany Love Spell," "Mercandary Mary" and "Kitty's Kisses" and starred in movies such as "As Thousands Cheer," "Craig's Wife" and "Back Street." During WW I he served as a spy in Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey. DAD WILL HAVE A DIFFERKM VIEW Pat McDivitt, S, and his sister, Ann, 10, hold up a globe trying to see how earth will look to their dad, Col. James A. McDivitt, Apollo 9 flight commander, when his spacecraft orbits earth. Dad is down with a cold, however, and kids will have to wait until Monday to see him launched into space from Cape Kennedy. WEEKEND JAIL A head teller who embezzled $108,000 from his bank, gambled it all away and now supports his family as a construction worker, was sentenced in New York Thursday to 30 weekends in jail. Judge Jacob Mishler said he handed out the unusual sentence so that Walter C. Meadows, 34, could continue to support his wife and two children. Meadows was head teller at the County Federal Savings and Loan Association in Rockville Center on Long Island when he took the money, lost most of it at local racetracks and then blew the rest in Las Vegas trying to recoup his racing losses. He pleaded guilty. --AP Wiwholo POT PLEA Wealthy Frank \. Wer- her, former business manager of the Kingston Trio, pleaded innocent in San Francisco Thursday to an indictment charging that he conspired to fly 258 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to his Marin County home. COMFORTABLE Former President Eisenhower is resting comfortably and recovering satisfactorily from abdominal surgery four days ago, Walter Reed Army Medical Center reported Thursday. The 78-year-old general was doing so well that his doctors reduced the frequency of medical b u l l e t i n s on his condition to once a dav. OVERHEARD A former Miami barmaid testified a; the Whisky Creek murder trial Thursday that she heard karate expert Jack Griffith say during a conversation at a go-go lounge ihat he had to "dump the two broads into the bay." But Griffith took the stand a second time to categorically deny he ever made such a statement to anybody. Griffith and Jack Murphy are on trial in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the slaying of 24-year-old Terry Rae Frank, one of the two bikini-clad girls found dead in Whisky Creek waterway Dec. 8, 1967. They also face possible trial for ihe murder of the other girl, Annelie Marie Mohn. MM ALE DRAW Singer Dinah Shore, who has drawn bigger crowds to the Sands Hotel than any female performer during the past three years, will sign a three- year contract w i t h the Howard Hughes Las Vegas resort. The gambling spa and Miss Shore are working out details of a contract which would make Miss Shore the highest paid female ariist to appear at the hotel. During her current engagement, Miss Shore earns from $20,000 to $50,000 a week, but hotel officials declined to reveal the specific sum. NOT FVNNY They laughed when she sat down with her slide rule, but Lesley Small of Spencer, Mass., is p u l l i n g most of her male counterparts to shame at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The school said Thursday that Miss Small, who helped break the distaff barrier at the 104-year-old engineering college, scored all As for the first marking period. She shared the honor with two male stu- deni.s in the 400-member freshman class. The school registered Miss Small and a n o t h e r girl last fall as the first women acrepled for WPI's four-year course. OWN RULKS The President of Notre Dame suggested to the government Thursday that universities be permitted 10 enforce their own ground rules and decide when to call for help. The Rev. T h e o d o r e M. Hesburgh, whose get tough policy agains! campus violence drew an approving leuer from President Nix. on last week, expanded nn his views in a letter Nixon asked him to write to Vice President Agnew. In his letter to the vir« president, Father Hes- burgh said universities must save themselves hy d e c l a r i n g their o w n ground rules and hasic values. These must he enforced with moral persuasion and academic sanctions against movements against iho university's life and values. HESBURGH HUGHES COMMANDER Maj. (Jen. John S. Hughes, commander of all U.S. Army troops in northern Italy, was killed Thursday night when a small military plane in which he was traveling crashed on takeoff from Milan airport. Hughes, 52.-: of Fort Worth, Tex., as-" sumed command last May. of the U.S. Southern Europe Task Force. Also killed in the crash was Maj. Edward Haislop, 32, of Parkersburg, W.Va., who was piloting the craft, on a flight to Pisa. The; plane's engines apparently lost power. The plane fell-about 350 yards from the eml of the runway, strik-. ing a cable supporting a hillbrard and then burst inlo flame. HORSE BAR Movie siar Kim Novak was denied a permit Thursday to keep a horse on her Carmel Highlands property. The green-eyed blonde was denied ;he permit by Monterey County zoning administrator Robert Slimmon during a public hearing in which her neighbors expressed heated opposition. The actress owns l.f acres overlooking the Pacific and wanted to build a corral for a colt. Residents of the area complained the animal would cause a foul odor. Miss Novak, said the horse would not make the area smell any worse than it does now. PANTHER George Mason Murray, the Black Panther information minister whose probation was revoked a week ago. will face a hearing today in San Francisco on a request to have him released. Murray seeks release on grounds Municipal Court Judge Albert Axelrod lacked authority to revoke his probation and to jail him for six months. INDEPENDENT Publuhid dally txnpl S«lurdjv »iyl Sunday il Sixth it. «nd Pirn Ayt.. Lorn Beach 11, Calif. Entered ai wcond clan matter May H. 1W3, At Ltnf Bitch 3. C a l l ! 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