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KL. -U . • .- ••,/"* (.''-; U 2-A The Arizona Republic Phoenix. Sunday. June 15. 1%9 SlHkp III (la Wit week's news in brief U.S. base bloodied? Rocky's Latin tours bare harsh truths 18 Americans die Please clip and send this column to a serviceman overseas, or to a friend or relative who might appreciate a digest of international, national and Arizona news. Arizona review The Senate Finance and Revenue Committee was told a court-ordered reduction of the Four Corners Pipeline Co.'s tax valuation from $19.2 million to $8.1 million threatens to week the state's multimillion-dollar property tax equalization program. Arlo Woolery. director of the Department of Property Valuation, told the committee the man who ordered the reduction, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Morris Rozar, apparently was overwhelmed by fast-talking lawyers representing six oil companies. . .Mrs. Sarah Folsom. state superintendent of public instruction and a champion of state- supported kindergartens, died Wednesday in Denver, where she was attending a convention. Ralph Goitia. Mrs. Folsom's associate superintendent, was named by Gov. Williams to fill the vacancy until July 1. »1 Woolery Prison escapee Danny Lee Eckard, 28; serving time for kidnaping and rape, was slain after footing to death Paul E. Marston, 30. of Prescott, a state Mghway patrolman, and wounding two other officers, in a gun fight on a ranch in Chino Valley near Prescott. ^Phoenix property owners voted to approve a $173 million bond program, with most of the 10 questions carrying by a £!• margin or better. The revenue and general obligation bjnds will be used to finance a variety of city improve- inents. including $53.9 million for water systems and $58.9 million for airports. However, a rise in prime interest rates from 7 J 2 to 8»a per cent cast gloom over whether the bonds can be readily sold because they allow a maximum interest of 6 per cent. . .City Councilman Milton Saunders attacked CJty Manager Robert Coop's $80.4 million proposed budget fer fiscal 1969-70. Saunders said Coop failed to make cuts ojrdered by the council. . .The Phoenix Charter Government Committee officially dropped Mayor Graham as a potential Charter-sponsored candidate again. The committee chairman recalled that Graham said two years ago he would not s£ek a fourth term. "Ambitions of Arizona Democrats to make a comeback in the state were thwarted when a fund-raising dinner was canceled because of a lack of party response. . .Floyd Dominy, commissioner of the U. S. Bureau of Land Recla- nlation. was honored in Phoenix by 292 persons at a retirement dinner. v National affairs •• • fteasury Secretary David M. Kennedy appealed for prompt extension of the 10 per cent surtax with a warning that the copihtry is near runaway inflation . . . The Pentagon canceled thelAir Force manned orbiting laboratory program as a step toward reducing the miiftary budget. The announcement came I shortly after the House voted a $3.9 bil- lioEL budget for -the space program . . . The! Labor Department plans to get tougher with government contractors who practice! racial discrimination . . . The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has^given the go-ahead to launch Apollo 11 wi July 16 for a moon landing by three astronauts ... A plan to permit wealthy stockholders to serve in high federal jobs without risking financial loss or conflict Kennedy of iflterest charges has been proposed by Sen. Mclntyre . . . PfcT Dan Bullock was the youngest American to die in the Vietnam war at the age of 15, A Brooklyn ghetto boy who "wanted to be somebody" lied about his age (14) so he could join! the Marine Corps . . . The Justice Department filed an antijrust suit against the U.S. Steel Corp. and simultaneously said* it was settled. *• Merger plans of First National City Corp., a bank holding company, and Chubb Corp., giant insurance firm, were dropped after the government said it would bring suit . . . Garnishment of workers' wages without a hearing by those suing for debt collection was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court . . . Warren Burger's nomination as chief justice '.was approved by the Senate ... A small minority of students seek to destroy U.S. colleges, a presidential commission; on violence charged . . . Broadcasters must air both sides of important issues, the Supreme Court ruled ... The U.S. desfroyer Evans veered into the bow of the Australian carrier Melbourne and caused the fatal collision, the carrier commander testified . . . N.Y. Mayor John V. Lindsay is being strongly challenged to get the GOP nomination for a second term . . . Dead: John L. Lewis, 80, union leader; Robert Tayjor, 57, veteran movie actor. - International events Hopes that the new "revolutionary provisional government" which has replaced NLF would be willing to deal the Saigon government were dashed when Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, the new regime's foreign minister, called for "complete victory" over the United States and Saigon . . . After a two-hour private talk with South Vietnam's President Thieu, President Nixon announced he bad ordered the first reduction of American forces in Vietnam, beginning with 25,000 men by the end of August ... A complete withdrawal from captured Arab territories would be a requirement of any Middle East settlement, according to a joint comunique issued in Cairo after consultations between Egyptian leaders and Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko . . . Japanese s. Binh issued in Cairo after consultations be- leftist students clashed repeatedly with riot police in the resprt city of Ito, leaving more than 55 injured . . U.S. aid to Latin America under the Alliance for Progress has been so tampered by red tape that, in effect, "there is no alii- anc>," Gov. Rockefeller said. Associated Press SAIGON — North Vietnamese dynamiters, hurling bombs and grenades, smashed their way to the perimeter of a U.S. brigade headquarters near the A Shau Valley yesterday. Striking before dawn. 40 to 50 enemy soldiers crawled up a slope and stormed an advance base of the 3rd Brigade of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, killing 18 American paratroopers and wounding 47. U.S. headquarters said 31 North Vietnamese soldiers were killed in the attack. Two dynamiters managed to break through the defense perimeter but were captured. The fire base was hit later by seven 122mm rockets. In other action, troops of the 3rd Brigade of the U.S. 9th Division engaged the enemy in a sharp battle 28 miles southwest of Saigon killing 13 V i e t c o n g soldiers. Four Americans were wounded. In four other clashes across South Vietnam, 63 of the enemy were reported killed. while U.S. losses were put at one killed and 15 wounded. The enemy mounted about 20 rocket and mortar attacks on bases and towns during the night, the U.S. Command said. One 13-round mortar barrage landed in a populat- ed area 262 miles northeast of here, reportedly killing 16 civilians and wounding 62. The fighting flared only a few hours after the U.S. Command named the first units scheduled to leave Vietnam under the proposed withdrawal of 25.000 U.S. troops announced by President Nixon last week. The U.S. 9th Marine Regiment, first American combat outfit to enter the Vietnam war, and the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the U.S. 9th Infantry Division were named as the first to go. The three units total about 16.000 men and some will begin leaving before mid-July. U.S. headquarters delayed until yesterday making public which units would be withdrawn first. These will be followed later by 9,000 other Americans to complete the pullout scheduled for the end of August. The U.S. 9th Marine Regiment began arriving in Da Nang on March 8, 1965. From this point, U.S. troop strength in Vietnam grew to a high of 583.000. It now stands at 537,500, according to U.S. headquarters. As U.S. troop strength grew, so did the casualties. Since Jan. 1, 1961, more than 36,000 Americans have been killed. Student riots cripple Turkish universities New York Times Service ANKARA — Rioting students, occupying school buildings and battling policemen with rocks and gasoline bombs, have paralyzed higher education in Turkey. Istanbul University—with an enrollment of 34,000, or about one-third of the University-level students in Turkey—was closed after two days of bloody clashes that left 30 policemen and about 75 students injured. It will not reopen until September. Ankara University, the second largest university, is officially open, but it has been plagued with boycotts and student occupations that have affected teaching at most of its schools. A large private school here, Middle East Technical University, which is heavily supported by United States government loans and foundation grants, was closed after a violent occupation. The current student unrest started at the end of May when Parliament recessed without passing a law that would have increased the salaries of university teachers and obliged them to work full-time at their university jobs. The government's failure to act aroused strong opposition among Turkey's university teachers, most of whom support the left-of-center, Republican People's Party or the Marxist Turkish Workers Party. Professors and students raised an outcry. The rector and all the deans of Ankara University resigned in protest. They accused the ruling Justice Party of being a "do-, nothing" administration protecting only the interests of big business, foreigners and large land-holders. When the Istanbul University administration did not resign but only criticized the government, students occupied the school. It was reopened a day later, but the rector announced examinations would be held under police protection. Red Chinese recognize Cong provisional arm United Press International Paul VI prayed with Protestants for Christian unity as fee visited Geneva, a stronghold of the Protestant Refor- majion . . . Cambodia agreed in principle to resume diplomatic relations with the United States, broken four years agtf . . . Prance's presidential campaign ended with a victory Jn today's election certain for Gaullist candidate Georges Pompidou . . . House of Commons approved a liberalized divorce law for Britain, the first change in 32 years . . . Jartan's two largest auto makers, Toyota and Nissan, dis- ctofed structural or mechanical detects in their cars . . . Tto§ Italian Communist Party told the 7-nation Communist coherence in Moscow that the world movement must be |^/'iiitojjomy of individual parties" and not on omtrwot." and announced that they would not to the principal document of the conference . . . fted «hortage£, higher prices turn U.S. customers dwowtto mills • • . A huge, previously unsuspected wid* '*taWt" or dark area, has been discovered on far side of moon by Cornell University scientists. TOKYO - Communist China has granted recognition to the recently proclaimed provisional revolutionary government of South Vietnam, Radio Peking announced today. China is the 16th nation to recognize the Communist government since it was proclaimed earlier this week by the Vietcong delegation to the Vietnam peace talks in Paris. Recognition was granted following a meeting of Chinese Premier Chou En-lai with a representative of the South Vietnamese National Liberation Front, the official Chinese radio said in a broadcast monitored here. The NLF, political arm of the Vietcong, was the' political forerunner of the new provisional revolutionary government. "The government now officially recognizes the NLF group here as the staffers of the embassy of the South Vietnam temporary revolutionary government," Radio Peking quoted Chou as saying. Earlier, the Japanese Kyodo news agency reported that Cambodia had granted recognition to the revolutionary government in a cable from Prince Norodom Sjhanouk, Cambodia's chief of state, to the revolutionary group's designated premier, Huynh Tan Pha.t. Other nations recognizing the government are Algeria, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, North Korea, North Vietnam, Outer Mongolia, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union, Syria, and Yugoslavia. In Paris it was announced that the Soviet Union and Cuba yesterday formally had presented their recognition of the Vietcong's "provisional revolutionary government" of South Vietnam to its foreign minister, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh. The presentation of recognition coincided with a new South Vietnamese plea for secret talks with the Vietcong to break the deadlock in peace negotiations. The Arizona Republic Published every morning by Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. (120 East Van Buren) P.O. Box 1950 Phoenix, Ariz. 85001 271-8000 Subscription Prices Carriers or Dealers in Arizona Republic (Morn. & Sun.) 70c weeK Republic (Morning) 45c wk. (Circulation mail rates appear jn Uje Classified see- Upq of each edition.; Second class postage Phoeniy, -Ariz. Sunday, June 15, i9$(T Vol. 80, No. 30 By HAROLD K. MILKS Republic Latin Affairs Editor The Latin American situation is so complicated today that, in assessing the depth of an apparent crisis there, it's hard to distinguish the main tent from the sideshows. Economic ailments, and the urgent need for substantial applications of financial assistance, generally have been billed as the big problem in the American republics. At least that was the tenor of the pleas presidential envoy Nelson Rockefeller received whenever he could hear them over the clamor of mobs shouting "Yankee, go home." But there are a variety of contributing factors to be considered in what is now called the "situation" in Latin America. These range from widespread demand for social revolution, through the usual student and leftist campaigns, to the fact that eight American republics are scheduled to hold national elections in 1970. Political leaders in most of the countries involved discovered long ago that pulling the tail feathers of the American eagle was a sure-fire way of winning votes. Part of the hostile welcome Rockefeller received — and likely will receive over the remainder of his tour — stems from frustration of Latin governments and peoples over the area's obvious lack of progress. Yet this very hostility may serve to help push the question of our southern neighbors onto the front burner in Washington. The same thing happened a decade ago when Nixon, then vice president, was on the receiving end of Latin American violence. "Ten years ago it was Mr. Nixon who was being manhandled by Latin American mobs," recalled a Latin affairs expert in Washington. "Yet, ironically, he was among the first to recognize, as a result of this treatment, how neglected U.S.- Latin American relations had become under President Eisenhower and among the first to urge a reexamination that subsequently led President Kennedy to launch the Alliance for Progress." This action resulted in Latin America finding itself high on Washington's priority list for nearly four years in an era which many Latins call the high mark of their relations with the United States. It is more than possible that some high Latin officials recalling what happened after Vice President Nixon was stoned and spat upon over 10 years ago, did little to prevent anti-Rockefeller hostility from getting out of control during some stages of the presidential envoy's recent travels. "Admittedly, the Kennedy administration approached Latin problems with considerable error and some overopti- mism, and the inadequate results we have today show il " said another Washington figure long involved in Western Hemisphere problems. "But the outburst of unhappiness which has hit not only Rockefeller but the Washington administration as a whole could produce some long-needed action to help Latin America pull itself out of a bad hole." Basically, most Latin American governments are complaining of a need for sharp overhaul of trade relations with the United States and a new deal in the system of financial assistance. Many say the United States made liberal post - World War II grants to Europe but offered Latin American nations only interest - bearing loans tied into improving the North American economy. They cite U.S. government statistics showing that profits repatriated to the United States exceeded net private investments in Latin America by $761 million .in 1962, $801 million in 1963, $895 million in 1964 and $1,022 million in 1967. "Thirty-five per cent of the net income from our exports abroad now goes for payments on foreign debts," one Latin official told this writer recently. "It's an intolerable situation and will contribute to political and economic unrest until we can find a solution." Despite widespread warnings that Rockefeller, by continuing his Latin American study tour, is stirring up new hornets' nests down below the final product may be more encouraging. "If his mission ends without a major disaster, the net result should be good," said another Washington observer. "It will have served, perhaps the hard way, in bringing to the attention of both the U.S. public and government the presence of 225 million neighbors who feel they have been too long neglected." Rocky may reschedule Peru, Venezuela trips NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller said yesterday talks are in progress about the possibility of rescheduling visits to Latin American countries he had to skip on his recent fact-finding tours. The New York governor, who will leave tomorrow on the third leg of his demonstration-plagued tour for President Nixon, was asked to omit Peru by the military government of Lima and was forced to cancel a visit to Venezuela. Premier Ernesto Montagne of Peru said Friday that Rockefeller might be invited to reschedule a visit "if conditions change." Relations between the United States and Peru have been strained by Peru's seizure of the International Petroleum Co., a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey, and of several American fishing boats. On his current trip, Rockefeller is scheduled to visit Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. He is due to visit Chile and Argentina on a later tour. TWO LOCATIONS! 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