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Phoenix Weather Not much temperature change. Today's high near 76, low about 50. Yesterday's temperatures: high 75, tow, 46. Humidity: high 80, low 22. Details, page 11. THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC TodayV (Jiurkir */ Boy, finding brush salesman at door: "Hey, Mom, it's a live commercial!" 77th Year, No. 321 TELEPHONE: 271-8000 Phoenix, Arizona, Monday, April 3, 1967 c Ten Cents 'Foretaste of HelV Pair Pulled From Soaking Raft in Sharky Sea After 2 Months on Isle With Crocodiles, Bugs DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A French couple who spent two months on a tropical island before deciding to take their chances with the sea was rescued 75 miles north of Darwin after nearly four, days adrift on a waterlogged raft. From a hospital bed, Capt. Henri Bourdens, 44, told yesterday how he and his wife Jose, 48, had "a foretaste of hell," before their rescue Saturday. They set out last September from Singapore to sail home in a 45-foot yacht. They were working their way between the island provinces of Indonesia when water-polluted fuel and cyclones put them at the mercy of the sea. THE BOURDENS aimed for the island of Timor, but were blown 300 miles father south, landing in an uninhabited area of Bathurst Island, off the Australian coast near Darwin. The Bourdens did not know that a Roman Catholic mission was only 40 miles away on the other side of the island. They ran out of food after 15 days and survived six weeks on sea snails and one small kangaroo Bourdens shot. On an expedition to try to find help, Mrs. Bourdens tried to swim a tidal stream. Her legs became entangled in a bandage which had been wound around one of them. "I'm helpless, goodby," she cried as the current carried her toward the sea. Somehow Bourdens, a poor swimmer, got her ashore. FOR THREE days, they were trapped in crocodile and insect - infested mangrove swamps, knee-deep in water. "It was the most terrifying experience in my life," Bourdens said. Back at camp, they faced starvation while reading books and listening to a radio and to classical records on a portable player. The Bourdens heard on the radio how a group of Indonesians had drifted to Darwin on a crippled boat. Their yacht was too heavily damaged to make it, so they decided to build a raft. LEAVING a 20-page letter at their camp, "so our son and daughter would know we died without anguish," the Bourdens launched the 15-foot log raft they had made, carrying a can of water but no food. The raft became waterlogged after a few hours and drifted 3 feet below the surface. "We were fearful of sharks and could have lasted only 40 more hours when we spotted a boat," Bourdens said. But the crew of the Darwin coastal ketch Betty Jane was almost scared (Continued on Page 13, Col. 1) U.S. Vessels Batter N. Vietnamese Coast Teamsters Okaying Strike As Negotiations Continue ^^^ New York Times Service WASHINGTON — Members of the teamsters union yesterday were reported to be giving overwhelming approval to a truck strike as negotiations continued in a bid to prevent a walkout. A union source said that the first 20 per cent of the union's freight truck drivers, voting in the two-day election, authorized the leadership to call a strike by a margin of about 10 to 1. The 450,000 union members voted Saturday and yesterday at 360 locals around the nation. The union contract with major trucking companies expired at midnight Friday, but no strike was expected before all the ballots were counted today. WALTER A. Maggiolo, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's disputes director, resumed efforts yesterday to seek a settlement of the contract dispute between the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and leading truck companies. Informed sources said that some progress was being made. Trucking Employers, Inc., which represents companies handling 65 per cent of the nation's truck volume, said Friday that it had offered an increase of 4 per cent a year in wages and benefits over three years and that the union was demanding more than 6 per cent a year. There was no indication of whether that gap had been narrowed. RAYMOND F. Beagle, the employer group's general counsel, briefed the organization's board of directors yesterday on the progress of talks. Industry negotiators met later in the day with Frank E. Fitzsimmons, the union's general vice president, and other teamster bargainers. There had been reports that the teamsters were negotiating separately with a group of independent truck companies in an effort to win an agreement that could be used to pressure trucking employers. Industry sources said yester- (Continued on Page 13, Col, 4) Youth Traits Found Cause Of Adult Ills New York Times Service WASHINGTON - Traits in youth that seem to predispose people to suicide, coronary heart disease or stroke have been identified in a government- sponsored study covering 50,000 college men. The trait found most significant in predisposing to suicide was the loss of the student's father in precollege years. Heart disease and stroke were both found to be correlated with high blood pressure, greater than average body weight for the person's height, cigarette smoking and lack of participation in varsity sports. IF SOME of these character- . istics can be modified while a person is young, said the director of the project, "It may become feasible to reduce, alleviate, or at least postpone the ; onset of these diseases." Dr. Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr., who headed the study, said j he believed that research should ' be conducted to see whether college programs to help the adjustment of students who have lost their fathers could lower the suicide rate. SUCH A STUDY must be done with extreme care, the scientist said, because well-meaning but inappropriate attempts to help these students could lead to more suicides. He said programs probably could be started at once, how(Continued on Page |2_, Col. 5) Stories Inside Humphrey VICE PRESIDENT Humphrey arrives in London for talks with British leaders. Page 2. Hint of some progress in radio-TV strike shows as federal mediators persuade negotiators to hold joint meeting. Page 8. Sen. Ted Kennedy tells National Rifle Association Congress will pass law curbing gun sales despite group's opposition. Page 20. Defenses, Supply Links Hit FROM AP AND UPI SAIGON —The U.S. command reported yesterday the bombardment of the southern coast of North Vietnam by five American warships, the war's biggest sea assault in a single day. The vessels pounded coastal defenses and points along the supply line to the South and returned to sea stations unscathed, a spokesman said. The naval attacks were carried out Saturday while foul weather limited air attacks 1 on the North and ground action in the South subsided. The only answering fire from shore came from an area near Dong Hoi against the guided missile destroyer Waddell. The destroyer's crew reported sighting four bursts from Communist batteries but the vessel was far out of their range. The other ships in the assaults were .the guided missile cruiser TFioVfience' and the destroyers Turner Joy, Alfred R. Cunningham and the Duncan. The Providence and Waddell carry guided missiles which are used only in air defense. The five ships were carrying out Operation Sea Dragon. The Waddell and the Cunningham destroyed three barges and damaged three others 6 miles north-northwest of Dong Hoi, a port 50 miles above the North- South border. THE TURNER JOY reported damaging another barge 31 miles northeast of Vinh, on the coast of North Vietnam's southern panhandle. She also shelled enemy defenses on Hon Mat and Hon Nieu, two islands 35 miles off Vinh, which also were targets of the Providence and the Duncan. The ships also shelled "choke points" along the supply routes to the South. A choke point is an area where traffic—truck, rail or water- is forced to go into a narrow passage. Normally a choke point is where several roads, (Continued on Page 13, Col. 1) Vietnamese Farmer Prepares Tp Vote For Village Councilman At Binh Phong Thanh Billboard Lists Candidates For The Election In One Of More Than 6,700 Villages And Hamlets Participating AP Wlrephofn Cong Cast Grenade Ballots, Mobilization Kidnap 9 S. Viet Candidates Ordered b y Red Guard HUONG THO PHU, Vietnam (AP)-Vietcong guerrillas kidnaped nine candidates an'd threw grenades at three polling places yesterday in the first of a series of village elections in South Vietnam. But early reports indicated a heavy voter turnout in spite of a Communist campaign to sabotage the balloting. The rice-roots elections are for local council members. Involved are 1,262 of South Vietnam's 2,552 villages. Only villages that are secured by government forces are voting. Others will hold elections as they are wrested from Communist control. About 30 per cent of the secured villages voted yesterday and the remainder will ballot on each Sunday of this month. Village chiefs will be elected on five consecutive Sundays beginning May 14. THE VIETCONG started its terror campaign early in electioneering, and Premier Nguyen Cao Ky reported last week that four candidates have been killed. The Communist campaign increased before dawn of the first election day, striking in the village of Vinh Tho, where guerrillas seized all nine candidates for the village council. In Binh Duong Province north of Saigon, guerrillas hurled grenades at a village polling place and wounded three policemen and six home guards. At Phu Long Village, other guerrillas attacked a schoolhouse polling place with grenades shortly after midnight, wounding two policemen and a home guard. A POLICEMAN and two home guards were wounded in a two-grenade attack on another village polling place. In spite of the attacks, the first two provinces reporting indicated a voter turnout as heavy as that in the successful balloting on Sept. 11 for a civilian assembly to draw up the new constitution that went into effect Saturday and to lay the groundwork for the election of a pres- (Continued on Page 13, Col. 1) Quincy, Mass., poHc e find P art of taken from armored truck Saturday night by highjackers. Page 9. Arizona Citizens protest "sadistic" treatment of dogs and cats in Maricopa County dog pound. Page 21. Santa Cruz County authorities begin war on skunks, quarantine domestic animals in effort to halt rabies outbreak. Page 21. Mrs. Anne Pike, at 96, is an Arizona pioneer who no longer swings her partner to the Arizona Star and a docey-do, but she writes poetry. Page 21. International U.N. advisory mission is greeted in strife-torn Aden by violent pro-Arab demonstrations. Page 2. GENERAL INDEX Page Sports 2S-28 Television 24 Want Ads 32-39 Weather 11 Women 15-19 EDITORIALS, PAGE 6 Crumbling Ku Klux Klan is good news . . . Way must be found to stop waste of food in poverty-stricken lands. Page Astrology Bridge Comics Crossword Dear Abby 40 40 30 31 18 Page Dedera Financial Movies Obituaries Opinion Radio 21 29 23 31 7 22 State's Case To Lead Off I Speck Trial PEORIA, 111. (AP) - The events surrounding the murder of eight student nurses one steaming July night last year begin to unfold today when the state opens its case against Richard Franklin Speck. The walnut paneled courtroom on the second floor of the new Peoria County Courthouse is expected to bulge with newsmen and spectators for the opening statements by William Martin, the prosecutor, and Gerald Getty, the defender. The state wants the jury to j impose the death penalty if the j 25-year-old defendant is found 1 guilty of "knowingly and inten- j tionally" committing the crimes. The seven men and five women jurors said they have no objections to inflicting capital punishment in a proper case. The cornerstone of the prosecution case is expected to be built on the testimony of Corazon Amurao, a 24-year-old Filipino exchange nurse, who escap- , ed the fate of her friends by | ' (f ' ; ontinued on Page 12, Col. 1) t _^^ Lawyer Shaken by Jury Duty First-Hand Experience Leaves Him Shocked, Critical By ALBERT J. SITTER JUDGES may be wasting their breath by giving instructions to some juries, a veteran Phoenix attorney suspects. This is one of several thorny observations made by James W. Cherry, a lawyer who recently served on a Superior Court jury. "Most lawyers," said Cherry, "would give their eye teeth to be on a jury. But if they're called for jury duty, they're almost invariably excused by counsel for one side or the other." CHERRY, RESIDENT officer of the National Labor Relations Board, left private practice in 1942 to enter government serv- ; ice. Although Cherry's views were i drawn from observing only one 1 group of jurors in a single trial, j he said he believes their reac- ; lions were typical of many oth- | er juries. ! How a jury may "com| pletely disregard" a judge's in- j structions, the NLHB attorney said, was illustrated by fellow I jurymen -fchile deliberating a serted, "several on the jury thought the plaintiff should be given damages for permanent disabilities. "BECAUSE OF his advanced age, they reasoned, the man couldn't possibly completely recover from his injuries. They ignored or disbelieved him when the man himself testified that he had fully recovered months before the trial. "His doctor testified likewise. '"fhe judge's instructions included the basic order that the jury should not consider matters which were not presented in evidence. JAMES W. CHERRY What Makes Juries Tick personal injury damage award. The case involved a traffic accident in which only the plaintiff, a man in his 70s driving an economy model car, was injured. The woman defendant, also over 70, drove a new lux- urv sedan. -WHAT REALLY astounded me, was that two or three jurors said the plaintiff hadn't listed all his medical expenses and, therefore, should be given more than he asked for. "This consideration also was contrary to the instructions from the bench." Cherry said he suspects that either the instructions of the court are given in a manner that the average layman doesn't understand, or they're worded HONG KONG (UPI)-Red Guard headquarters in Peking issued an "urgent mobilization order" yesterday and declared President Liu Shao-chi must be crushed, Radio Peking reported. The broadcast coincided with a report in the Hong Kong newspaper Truth Daily saying Chinese troops and planes on the Soviet border have been alerted against possible attempts by the Russians to take advantage of the power struggle raging in Red China. The Chinese-language newspaper gave no indication of the source of its report. PEKING Radio, controlled by forces loyal to Communist Chaiman Mao Tse-tung, said the "mobilization order" was issued by the Congress of College and University Red Guards in the capital as another mass demonstration demanded destruction of "the biggest power- holder who takes the capitalist path"—the Maoist label for Liu. The radio said similar mass demonstrations were held in other parts of China for the second consecutive day. The broadcast describing the rallies did not mention Liu by name. But there was no doubt he was the main target. The clearest indication was in denunciations of his book, "How to Be a Good Communist," which has been called an anti-Mao work. REPORTING on the mass rally in Peking yesterday, the Communist radio said, "The broad masses of the Red Guards and workers made speeches and distributed pamphlets while marching in the demonstration. They used a great number of materials to expose the biggest povverholder who takes the (Continued on Page 12, Col. 2) "At one point^ Cherry as- (Continued on Page 12, Col. 1) A Prayer FATHER, in my heart is despair and grief. Sometimes 1 believe you are so far away. I feel so alone, so lost, so desolate. Breathe the grace of your love • into my heart and comfort me, and bring me peace. Amen. >{

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