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Phoenix weather Fair trifli littte rtange In temperature. Highs 98-103, lows «8-73. Yesterday's Mgh 100, low 88. Humidity: high 45, low 12. Details, page A-25. 80tli Year, No. 30 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC TELEPHONE: 271-8000 Phoenix, Arizona, Sunday, June 15, 1969 (Ten Sections, 204 Pages) iv.AIL Today's chuckle An optimist fs one who belfcves a housefly is looking for a way out of the house. e Twenty-Five Cents •\ *'-' Nixon to guard oil, bond haven Republic Photo. SLIDE FINISH — Members of Arizona Painting and Decorating Contractors of America clown on playground equipment at Valley of the Sun School, 3115 W. McDowell, after turning out en masse voluntarily yesterday to paint and redecorate exterior of three buildings in just three hours. 4 'I was confused,' ship officer says New York Times Service SUBIC BAY, Philippines — A young officer on the bridge of the destroyer Frank E. Evans during the final moments before it collided with the Australian carrier Melbourne June 3, described yesterday a scene of extreme confusion and bewilderment on the bridge. Lt. (j.g.) James a Hopson, who was junior officer of the deck at the time, testified that the Melbourne was not where he expected her to be after he turned the Evans in a maneuver intended to take the destroyer astern of the aircraft carrier. Hopson told a joint United States- Australian board of investigation in Subic Bay that he believed the Evans was to the right of the Melbourne when he started his movement and that the Australian carrier was on a south- southwesterly course. Capt. John P. Stevenson, commander of the Melbourne, testified Friday that when he ordered the Evans to change station, the American destroyer was to the left of his ship and that the aircraft carrier was on a course nearly due west It was during this change of station that the Melbourne rammed the Evans in the predawn hours of June 3 and sliced it in two, bringing death to 74 Americans in the forepart which sank. Earlier in the day, the counsel for the board warned Hopson and Lt. (j.g.) Ronald Ramsey, who was officer of the deck, that they were "suspected of hav- ing negligently hazarded a vessel of the U.S. armed forces." The warning was intended to protect the two officers under military law and not to raise charges against them. The board is authorized to determine facts, not to bring charges or make judgments. However, the facts raised before the board could be used if the two officers were brought to court-martial. If found guilty of the suspected negligence, they could be subject to a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment at hard labor and dishonorable dismissal from the Navy. Hopson, a crew-cut, blue-eyed ' 28- year-old officer, who received his commission after serving as an enlisted man in the Navy, testified for about two hours yesterday on events leading to the collision. He said he was directing the movement of the Evans when the Melbourne signaled that his Ship should take up a position 1,000 yards behind the carrier. A check of the "radar repeater" on the bridge, he said, showed the bearing of the Melbourne was 84 degrees, which would have meant that the carrier was to the left of the destroyer and nearly due east. To his knowledge, Hopson said, the base course—prescribed basic direction of the task force—was 185 degrees, or nearly due south, and the actual course Continued On Page A-3 8,000 troops to be released in Viet pullout Associated Press WASHINGTON—About 8,000 Army troops, including 2,000 reservists mobilized last year, will be returned to the continental United States and their units inactivated or demobilized, the Pentagon announced yesterday. The contingent is part of 25,000 Army, Marine and Navy men being withdrawn from Vietnam by the end of August. Los Angeles Times Service WASHINGTON — President Nixon personally has warned the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee he would veto any bill aimed at two of the most sacrosanct tax havens — the oil depletion percentage allowance and tax-free municipal bonds. But the chairman, Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., is pushing into the two areas in the tax reform legislation now under consideration by his committee. The Times learned the President's veto threat was delivered at a White House meeting called to discuss tax legislation. Although the warning was clear, Mills has said he is convinced Nixon would not follow through if Congress sent him a comprehensive reform bill. This conflict is only part of the drama developing over the reform bill, which is expected to reach the House floor before the congressional recess in August. Vice President Spiro Agnew has been campaigning quietly among congressmen against part of the administration's reform program that would change the method used by. taxpayers to allocate their deductions, according to qualified sources. Much of the liberal congressional opposition to Nixon's request for a year's extension of the income surtax is based on what the liberals consider the administration's failure to support sweeping tax reform. Some of these congressmen have tried to block approval of the surtax to force the White House to endorse efforts to attack the depletion allowance and other major tax loopholes. This would be the liberals' price for support of the surtax. Oil depletion and tax-free bonds are two of the biggest tax shelters available to high-income individuals. During the 1968 presidential campaign, Nixon made a public commitment to defend the percentage depletion provision. Mills already has told lobbyists for the oil and gas industry that the depletion allowance, the biggest "symbolic target" for tax reform, must be rolled back from the 27% per cent level set by Congress in 1926. Other special oil tax provisions also are likely to be changed. Exactly where the depletion figure will be set depends on the support Mills receives from the committee. Congressional sources said 22 per cent is a likely compromise between the present level and the 15 per cent supported by reform-minded legislators. An industry source said the big oil companies are "ready to accept" 23 per cent if the rollback is phased over a four- year period. Neither the Johnson administration nor the Nixon administration proposed a direct attack on oil depletion in their tax reform recommendations to the Ways and'Means Committee. The Johnson administration proposed a minimum tax levy that would affect very rich persons benefiting from depletion and tax-free income from municipal bonds. This provision would require all persons to pay some tax, regardless of their income source. The Republican Treasury suggested an alternative form of the minimum tax called the "limited tax preference." This would put a ceiling on the type of tax loopholes a person could use, including mineral depletion. The Treasury plan on allocating deductions included municipal bond income as well as the mineral provisions. In total, changing the allocation provisions would raise $500 million a year, according to the Treasury Department. Agnew is lobbying against this provision. Continued On Page A-3 Star gravity waves measured Momentous discovery called comparable to that of radio waves By VICTOR COHN Washington Post Service The Pentagon disclosed for the first WASHINGTON — Gravity waves from time that the pullback will include some collapsing stars in the Milky Way have Navy men, but did not reveal the num- been detected and measured for the first ber involved. Initial infprmation-Jndi-- time by University of -Maryland, scien- cates thtf Navy contingent will total less tists, they reported yesterday. than 1,000 men. The bulk of the 25,000 men are in two brigades of the U.S. 9th Infantry Division and a Marine regiment, totaling about 16,000 troops. The Defense Department said one of the 9th Infantry Division brigades, totaling about 4,000 men, will be flown to the continental United States for deactivation. Another 4,000 men will be returned in nondivisional Army units, including 20 Army Reserve elements totaling about 2,000 men. These reserve units will be demobilized. This will leave in Vietnam about 10,000 National Guardsmen and reservists sent overseas starting last August following their mobilization in the wake of the Continued On Page A-3 BACK TO ENCANTO LAGOON - A penetrating report by staff writer Jack Crowe on the city's efforts to clean up the Encanto Park lagoon. Page B-l. EDUCATION EXPLORATION — The theories and personality of Dr. T. Frank Saunders, a University of Arizona educator whose ideas may change American education, is explored by education writer Daniel Ben-Horin. Page B-10. MAMA MAKEUP — Downtown Tempe blossoms anew with colors and purpose because of the vigor of MAMA (Mill Avenue Merchants Association). The magazine ARIZONA takes a peek. Page 8. MAD ABOUT CARS — The lovely Spanish-style home of a Paradise Valley couple who keep 25 cars in their yard is featured in the Sun Living section. Page K-l. Organized sports program scheduled for slum youths United Press International BROADWAY BOUND*2Republic drama critic Bina Breitner interviews Actors Inner Circle founders Michael Byron and Melvin Weiser, who will leave soon to produce a play on New York's Broadway. Page N-l. Page C 27 DM6 Art Astrology Auto Books Boys and Girls Business Campbell Crossword Farm News Movies N C D N B Obituaries 27 Sports 16 Square Dance Stamps 10 Sun Living 9 BU-17 Travel B B 1 19 B 18 TV-Radio Weather Women's Forum N2-3 Wynn C 27 B 8 KH6 D1749 N5-7 A 25 Ml-14 A 16 WASHINGTON — An organized sports program will be held on college campuses this summer for 32,481 youths from the slums in 54 cities across the country, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew announced yesterday. Young people aged 12 to 18 will compete in such activities as basketball, swimming, track and gymnastics under college coaches and athletes working as part-time volunteers or full-time staff directors. Participants also will receive a medical examination, a daily meal, health education and counseling in study and career opportunities. The program, operating at least four days a week for between five and 12 weeks, will be administered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association under a $3 million contract with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Participating colleges will contribute their facilities, sports equipment, dl» rectors and other services at a cost of $2 million. Agnew said in a statement that one purpose of the program is to strengthen relations between colleges and neighboring inner-city communities. Projects already have begun in Houston and San Antonio, Tex., he said, and most of the others will start within two weeks. Among the instructors taking part are football coaches John McKay of the University of Southern California and Woody Hayes of Ohio State University; Lou Carnesecca, basketball coach at St. John's University, and Bob Seagren, Olympic pole vault champion from Southern California. Sens. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., and Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., meanwhile, proposed a $55 million increase in federal financing of summer jobs for slum youths through the Neighborhood Youths Corps. The Labor Department estimates 1,530,000 youths aged 14 through 21 will be jobless and eligible for Neighborhood Youth Corps programs this summer, but that the existing allocation will provide jobs for only 336,000, the senators said. Their proposed increase in the administration's request for $138 million for summer jobs would provide an additional 136,500 youths with work. The Senate Appropriations Comittee already has increased the administration request by $7.5 million, at the request of Sens. John 0. Pastore, P-R.I., and Clifford P, Case, R-N.J. The momentous discovery—comparable to that of radio waves—support a theory first postulated by Albert Einstein a half-century ago. If the Maryland claim is upheld by further studies, it will mean that scientists have a way to learn vastly more about the earth and universe. Moreover, it will mean that future mankind may be able to tap a new source of energy. The discovery says that gravity—the force that glues our feet to the ground and keeps the earth circling around the sun and the moon circling earth—travels in waves, like light waves or radio waves. And it says these gravity waves can be detected by man. Dr. Joseph Weber of the university's physics department believes he and his associates are the first men to do so. He has detected such waves, he reports, some 40 times since the first of the year. The gravity waves he has picked up, he feels sure, come from developing or collapsing stars some place in the Milky Way, the great star system of which the earth is one part. "This is a discovery comparable to the discovery of radio waves," Dr. Gart Westerhout, Maryland astronomy head, told a university news conference. "Weber's discovery promises to drastically alter the textbooks of the next generation," added Dr. Howard Laster, physics and astronomy director. "It is still not completely proved. This will take coupling his measurements to astronomical observations — pinning down the waves he detects to specific areas or events in the stars. "But his evidence is nonetheless overwhelming. It is evidence for which there seems to be no other explanation." If Weber's gravitational waves indeed exist—and the university's best scientists now call this "high probabili- ty"—they not only provide evidence for a vastly important physical phenomenon. They also demonstrate the truths in Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. It said the gravitational fields surrounding material bodies should produce gravity waves if tlTe" bodies are set in some types of motions. " Weber's work also opens the way to many new experiments to understand man's surroundings. "I predict tremendous new understanding," Westerhout said, "of the entire earth, the universe Sun Devils still alive OMAHA—Arizona State University stayed alive in the College World Series yesterday with a 2-1 eleven-inning triumph over UCLA, eliminating the Bruins. Larrin LaGrow went all the way with a six-hitter for his 13th win of the season. ASU's winning run in the bottom of the llth was scored on a wild throw. Details in sports section. and the matter of which we are made." The work may open up some day what Weber himself called "a completely untapped resource for mankind." Gravitational energy is very weak energy. "But there is 100 tunes as much gravity energy in the universe as there is nuclear energy," he reported, and some day "an advanced civilization may be clever enough" to trap it. How do you detect a gravity wave? A wave so weak that scientists once calculated it would take the entire U.S. gross national product for one year to build a sensitive enough detector. What Weber had to do was build a kind of gravity wave receiver or antenna. This meant developing what he calls "a new technology comparable to the technology of radio." What he and colleagues built, after many steps beginning 12 years ago, was a group of delicately suspended, finely instrumented aluminum cylinders, each 5 feet, 1 inch long. He set up three such cylinders at Col- Continued On Page A-27 Confessed bank burglar customer of Namath's bar Associated Press Today's prayer Father of us all, most perfect father of creation, inspire us with your example to.be firm but loving fathers, patient yet determined in the guidance of our children. Inspire also in our children respect and devotion toward their fathers, that together we may more perfectly imitate the family of our God. Amen. NEW YORK — Joe Namath's clientele at his upper east side lounge included a tattooed bank burglar who is a bail jumper, the Associated Press learned yesterday. The FBI has him on its wanted list and describes him as a "sports enthusiast." John William Di Giovanni was one of the disreputable characters identified through various sources as patrons of Nameth's Bachelors III, a dark, narrow and very swinging spot at 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue. A police source has described the restaurant as "crawling with the worst sort of characters." Pete Rozelle, commissioner of professional football, ordered Namath to give up his half interest in Bachelors III or face suspension. The 26-year-old star quarterback of the New York Jets refused to sell his interest and announced on June 6 he is retiring from the game and giving up his $100,000-a-year salary. Namath's integrity was not questioned at the time by the commissioner. A football league source said Namath identified a photo of a convicted robber as a patron of Bachelors III. A law en- forcement officials said the photo was of Di Giovanni. A former professional boxer, with brown eyes and hair and an olive complexion, Di Giovanni is a 41-year-old native of Brooklyn. An FBI wanted poster described him as likely to be armed and "extremely dangerous." Last August, Di Giovanni was sur» prised during off hours in the Industrial State Bank and Trust Co. of Kalamazoo, Mich. He later pleaded guilty in federal court to bank burglary, and U.S. District Court Judge W. Wallace Kent released him in $10,000 bond to await sentence. Di Giovanni jumped bail and, while the FBI was looking for him, he apparently was in and out of Bachelors III, which opened last November. Since Rozelle's ultimatum to Namath, Di Giovanni has dropped from sight, according to law enforcement officials. Previously identified by league sources as among patrons of Bachelors III were two high-ranking Cosa Nostra figures, Carmine persico, 36, alias Jon- Continued On Page Jhe many machinations of the Mafia i mW • - • . . - .__ See story Page A2G

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