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Port Angeles Evening News from Port Angeles, Washington · Page 2

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olyinpia, Wash. 98501 port Angeles Hven "I ^g=^^»Sai^^^J'te^^^^fe "' "'" ' " ' '• '•• Sunday, April 27, 1968 10th Issue of 53rd Year 12 Pages 10 Cents From Guam, Thai/an d Big U.S. bombers blast away at new Red buildup se°"n e LaPush Indian leader SAIGON CAP) — A.ir Force Stratofortresses from Guam and Thailand battered a buildup of North Vietnamese troops and weapons In the A Shau Valley and southeast of Hue again Sat' urday, possibly softening up the enemy for a new allied push. The U.S. Command said the no losses or American planes. In a weekly report, however, the command said that as oi last Tuesday the United States has lost 1,070 planes in combat In Vietnam. Of these 823 were lost In North Vietnam and the remainder In the South. Another 1,002 aircraft were elght.englne B52s flew four mis- announced as lost due to acci- sions over the valley and a fifth against an enemy grouping point near Hue, the old imperial capital seized by the North Viet. namese and Viet Cong during the Tet offensive, but recovered by allied forces. The attacks followed a 1968 record of 160 missions flown Friday by Air Force, Navy and Marine fighter-bombers attack. ing enemy supply lines and stor. age areas in North Vietnam's southern panhandle below the 19th paralle. The day before, American warplanes flew 145 missions in the area. The attacks were within the geographic limits set by President Johnson in his efforts to start peace talks with Hanoi. Allied strategists report the A Shau Valley and Hue are still danger points in South Vietnam's northern frontier area de. spite a lessening of enemy pres. sure there. The North Vietnamese have been building up in the valley since they overran the U.S. Green Beret camp there in March, I960. The allies say the buildup, .represents a threat to Hue, '30 'miles.' to' the e.ast. North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops occupied Hue's Citadel in January and It took the allies a month to drive them out. B52s have flown 30 missions over the valley since Wednesday, leading to speculation in Saigon that the attacks may be preliminary to a major allied ground assault Into the strong. hold. A Shau Valley is about 40 miles south of Khe Sanh, near the border of Laos. Some U.S. officials have said some of the North Vietnamese who held the Marines under siege at Khe Sanh for 77 days this year may have moved down into the val. ley for a possible push on Hue. The U.S. Command reported action north of S Shau below the demilitarized zone on the main highway to Khe Sanh from the east. ' North Vietnamese troops ambushed a 12. vehicle allied convoy en route to the combat base. Four Marines were killed and two were wounded. Enemy casualties were unknown. The road was opened by U.S. Aftny and South Vietnamese "troops in Operation Pegasus 'early this month. The air strikes In North Viet. Mam's southern panhandle were "concentrated on bridges, roads, trucks and supply points. U.S. .'a'irmen reported light ground fire but said they had to dodge "several antiaircraft missiles In the coastal area between Dong : HOl and Vlnh. The U.S. Command reported dents not Involving enemy action, The command also reported the over-all loss of 643 hell- copters In combat— all but nine in South Vietnam. Another 920 have been lost In accidents, the command said. In Saigon, Defense Minister Nguyen Van Vy said a general mobilization of the South could mean a gradual withdrawal of allied forces by the start of next year. " ff we increase our troops by only 135,000 men as originally scheduled, or by the proposed 268,000 . . , then there Is aques- tlon of whether or not we can partially replace the allied troops," Vy told a news conference. "When the general mobilization law takes effect, it will give us not only hundreds of thou. sands of troops, but millions, In- eluding the self-defense groups that will take over . . . from the regular army units guarding the towns and cities and public installations ... so the regular army can carry out full tfme front line duty. Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — With a nationwide strike by 200,000 telephone workers In Its third day, the executive board of the AFL • CIO Communications Workers of America was summoned Saturday to Washington for a Sunday session on possible "new avenues of agreement." "The possibility of a break, through Is greatly enhanced by a Bell System statement yesterday opening up new avenues to agreement," union President Joseph A 0 Belrne said Saturday in announcing the meeting. Belrne didn't s u y so, but he apparently referred to ;i company offer to discuss a new three- year contract, rather than wages only In the remaining 18 months of the current pact. No company-union talks were in progress and none was scheduled. works on march plans Fishermen hustling around raak'ng final preparations for today's season opener — Teen-ager girls squealing as they bit some gravel while \walklng across Eighth St. on \^ T9 feet — Roughrlder base- Sail team members showing Bellinghara players local lights following Friday night game — Siamese cat perched oo shoulder at young driver — Bright sunshine bringing out lot* of drivers on Saturday — AA obvloug visitor or new- corner remarking on the variety of merchandise in one of the local stores. Hundreds testify in hearin g SEATTLE (AP) — The future of the North Cascades region of north central Washington remained Indeterminate, but millions of words closer todecislon, Saturday as a House subcommittee completed two-days of field hearings. The House subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation heard an estimated 200 witnesses in six hours of testimony here Saturday on four proposed bills concerning development of the region. An estimated 150 persons testified Friday. More hearings will follow, next in Washington, and later, perhaps this summer, in eastern Washington, probably WenaU chee, Rep. Roy Taylor, D.N.C., subcommittee chairman, said. The subcommittee must con. slder a bill previously passed by the Senate to establish a 1.2 million acre NorthCascades National Park, recreation area and wilderness preserve. Alsobeforelt is a bill Introduced by Rep. Catherine May, R.Wash., tocre- ate a national recreation area with zone regions for different uses. New leader takes over in Canada OTTAWA (AP) — Pierre Elliott Trudeau, a casual,48-year- old French-Canadian bachelor, was sworn In Saturday as the nation's 15th prime minister.He named a caretaker cabinet and hinted he would stake his new job in an election, probably In June. The son of a Montreal millionaire, Trudeau was picked by the Liberal party two weeks ago to replace Lester B« Pearson, 70, who is retiring. After the Saturday ceremony, Pearson said he would go home, "put my feet up and watch the hockey game." Trudeau's oath-taking — conducted In French by Gov. Gen. Roland Michener—was pushed up from Monday on less than 24 hours notice in a move Trudeau said would permit him to call an election as soon as June 17. He would do so to capitalize on his own expanding popularity and rid himself of the minority government that made the legis* lative process a constant struggle for Pearson. Radio show to deal with levy The upcoming school levy election will be the topic on Monday nights "What Do You Care" program on Radio Sta. tlon KONP at 6 p.m. Listeners are Invited to call in their comments on how they are going to vote and why they are voting that way. Callers are requested to keep their comments brief and to the point but to try to convince others to vote the way they are going to vote. Such facets as the sports program, the amount of the levy, accreditation, and other foe* tors are expected to be brought up. Phone lines will open at 457. 4200 beginning at 6 p.m. The duration of the show will depend > on listeners response. Hank Adams, on leave of absence as Qulleute Community Action Program director at La- Push, is busy organizing Washington's contingent for the Poor People's March on Washington planned by the late Dr. Martin Luther King. Adams already has 200 com* mttments from Western Washington Indians to make the long trek to the nation's capital and still has his formal presentation to regional Indian tribes to make. HE'S CONCENTRATING ON Indians, he says, since that's his special province and also because Indians experience 60 per cent unemployment "and have plenty of tlmo for such a trek." He hopes to also draw Indians from theColvilleand Yakl- ma areas. The final contingent which will head east about M.iy 7 or 9 Is problematical since recruits are expected to be gathered enroute. ADAMS WAS PERSONALLY acquainted with Dr. King. He first met him in New York In April of last year when Adams was In the'Army but doing some work toward the Peace Mobilization imrch. He conferred with King In Atlanta March 14 and again on April 1 and 2 of this year, just two days before the assassination. He also attended King's funeral on special Invitation of Mrs. King. HE JOINED THE NATIONAL steering committee for the Poor People's March on March 14 when it was redirected from an almost exclusive Negro march to include Indians, Mexican-Americans, Puerto Rlcans, and representatives of the poor from specific poverty areas. Adams came to LaPush as Community Action Program director in October, 19G7. He was formerly employed as director of a Washington State Indian project offering scholarships to Indian students. HE WAS RELEASED FROM the U.S. Army In April, 1967. Before his Army service he was employed by the United Scholarship Service, Inc., In Denver, the National Congress of Amer- and the National Indian Youth Council in various states. His service as CAP director in LaPush was marked by one flare-up when the tribe refused an OEO grant much reduced from the amount requested. The reduced amount Included a major reduction In Adams' salary among other curtailments. Later the Qulleute Tribal Council rescinded Its action and accepted the reduced grant. Adjustments have been made since. Police, state patrol check on six area accidents; fwo hurt Two persons sustained minor injuries In one of six automobile accidents Investigated by the Port Angeles Police and State Patrol. Pearl L. Rapley, 76, of Sequlm received back and leg Injuries when his car and one driven by Ronald D. Slier, 26, 1017 Caroline collided one mile west of Sequlm on Highway 101. According to the patrol both drivers were westbound and both vehicles attempted to pass cars at the same time. Rapley was treated at Olym- ' plc'''TWemorlal Hospital tor injuries and released. Ills station wagon was demolished and Sller's 1908 sedan received minor damages. One person was injured in a two-car accident at the intersec- tion of Front and Washington at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Vehicles driven by Darrel M. Vincent, 29, Rt. 3, Box 143 and Erllne M. Ratzman, 45, 825 Caroline collided as Vincent was making a left turn onto Front from Washington and Mrs. Ratzman was southbound on Washington. Vincent received minor Injuries. She was not hospitalized. Both Vincent's 1965 sedan and Mrs. Rat /.man's 1967 foreign sedan received minor damage In the accident. Friday night a vehicle driven by Michael J. Traband, 17, Rt?. 1, Box. 100 collided with a parked car owned by LeRoy Walker, 1107 E. Front in front of Walker's home. CUy police erate damage. In a third accident Inside Port Angeles city limits Friday, vehicles driven by Aubrey C. Cleveland, 51, of LaPush and Layton E. Malone, 38, Rt. 3, Box 487 collided on Front Street, 75 feet west of Laurel. Police reports Indicated both vehicles were westbound and Malone was attempting to park his car. Cleveland's 1908 sedan and Malone' s 1905 sedan both received minor damage In the accident. At 5:40 p.m, Friday a two-car accident occurred one mile east of Port Angeles on Highway 1 01. Vehicles driven; by Thelma I. McCoy, 5*2, Rt. 2 Port Angeles — - *• ——- —- — ..*,-..„• v»*^ j*v»*w> JVAVWl/J », \Ji*i l\\, m ft JT\Jl b /UlgoAtjO reports Indicated Trabond's and Patricia Donaldson, 18, Rt. 1960 sports car and Walker's 1962 sedan both received mod- Application for PC dorm funds gets OK JAMES EARL RAY—This photograph of James Earl Ray was made at the time he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for an armed robbery in St. Louis. He was reported missing from the Missouri penitentiary April 23, 1967. The FBI said today it has identified Eric Starvo Gait, the man wanted in the killing of Dr. Martin Luther King, as James Earl Ray, an escapee from the Missouri penitentiary.—AP photo. FBI applies new pressure in nation's intense manhunt WASHINGTON (AP) — What may be the nation's most intensive manhunt gained fresh pres* sure Saturday when the FBI placed on its "most wanted" list a fugitive convict accused of murder In the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. James Earl Ray, a 40-year-old habitual criminal, is being hunted by police from border to border and beyond for the April 4 sniper slaying In Memphis, Tenn., of the Negro civil rights leader from Atlanta. The FBI always has limited Its list of most wanted criminals to 10 names but Saturday it lengthened this roll of dishonor to 11 by adding Ray, a white loner known also by the name of Eric Starvo Gait and by six oth> er aliases. In addition to a state first-degree murder warrant issued in Memphis, Kay is wanted on fed* eral charges of conspiracy to deny Dr. King his civil rights and of flight to escape confine* ment. The latter traces to his April 19 67 escape from Missouri prison at Jefferson City where he was starting his eighth year on a 20.year sentence (or armed robbery. In announcing the unprecedented step of adding an Hth name to the "10 most wanted" list, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoo- ver announced It was done "to insure the widest possible dissemination of Ray's photograph and description to help effect his earliest possible location." As usual, the FBI is appealing to the public for help in spotting its man and—as usual—gives Implied warning against any effort by a plain citizen to apprehend the criminal unaided. The official language puts it this way: "Ray should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone with Information concerning this fugitive is requested to Immediately contact the nearest office of the FBI, the telephone number of which may be found on the first page of local telephone directories," Break for travelers seen in new system AUSTIN. Tex. (AP) — The White House moved Saturday to cut red tape for thousands of travelers, announcing a new one-step inspection system lobe tried out at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. It aims to cut In half the Urn* required for processing travelers through U.S. customs, pub- lie health, immigration and ag. rfculture inspections. Under the new system to start by June 15. the White House Said, a single officer will do the inspection Job for all 'ourfeder- al agencies, with the help of monitoring system ind computerized Information. If It works out at the big York port of entry, the White House said the system w^lll be put Into effect at other Interna- wlll be the speaker, tional airports in the United ^ 0 „,,„„,. „,,„.„ , jt States. Peninsula College trustees took a look at some preliminary drawings for a proposed dormitory on the campus and discussed finances during their meeting here Wednesday night. They approved the drawings and also an application for a loan from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The college Is making the loan application even though there is no assurance such funds will be available for some time. WHILE EXPLAINING the drawings for the facility which is designed to house 100 students, Architect Charles Rue. ger told the trustees they should figure on the structure costing close to $30 per square foot, a figure which puts the total cost well over what they were talking about In earlier meel. ings. They previously discussed a figure of $250,000, or slightly more. The trustees feel housing Is one of the most pressing problems at the college and thuy are anxious to solve it as quickly as possible. BUT GETTING A facility at a cost which will allow them to hold down the rental cost to students Is still another problem. The board had the drawings made at this stage so they could be Included In the application along with estimated costs. Rueger emphasized his draw, ings are preliminary and there are many areas where cuts can be made to lower the cost. PRESIDENT E. JOHN MAIER remlnded the trustees college commencement Is June 14 and will be held In the gymnasium. Dr. Chester Turner, minister of the University Church of Se- eries course. He holds 13S and MA degrees In fisheries from the University of Washington and has done graduate work there. He was a fisheries biologist at the university for four years where he Instructed classes and was curator of flshos. 3, Port Angeles collided as both vehicles were oastbound and Miss Donaldson was miking a left turn. Mrs. McCoy's 1954 station wagon and Miss Donaldson's 1900 sodan both received minor damage. A Port Angeles woman es- capod Injury in a one-car accident Friday afternoon one mile east of L'aKlomount on Highway 104. According to tliu patrol a vehicle drlvoii by Varna k'. Burgland, 58, Rt. 2, Box 04 was westbound on 104 when U wont off the right side of the roadway. The 1904 hardtop she was driving recoived moderate damage. On a matter closer at hand, _ . , , , ,, the trustees decided they will ^M 8 ' 0 ^?^^™"? 8 / S *wW their annual reorganization probably will be at San Antonio, elect|ons e;u:h May< Tex. The current Hemisfair exposition there and the October Olympics at Mexico City are expected to Increase the flow of international travelers through San Antonio. The test at Kennedy Is aimed at removing many of the Irrlta. tions growing out of inspection delays of International air travelers, both returning American* and visiting foreigners. THE BOARD CONFIRMED the appointment of four instructors and accepted the resignation of one. Richard K. Brauninger, who has a BS degree from Tufts University and his masters from Western Washington, will teach math. Richard B. Grlnols will take over a new position in the fish- School levy question Q. What happened to our federal forest funds? A. Federal forest funds are paid to the county in lieu of property taxes on federal forest lands. Fifty per cent of this money is allotted to county school districts on the oasis of enrollment. The state guarantees to support a certain per pupil expenditure in eacli school district. In determining how much state money is necessary to meet this guarantee, the state requires a reporting of revenue by each district. Until three years ago, school districts did not have to include forest fund receipts in this revenue report. As a consequence, they had no effect on the final state appropriation and were "extra money" to be applied as needed against school costs But then the state changed its policy as regards forest funds It began requiring school districts to report a percentage of this money as revenue. The first year, 40 per cent had to be reported; the second year, 55 year cent; last year, 70 per cent, and next year, 85 per cent. Inclusion of this increasing percentage of forest funds in the school revenue report resulted in lesser state appropriations for the schools. In short, only 15 per cent of forest funds will be "extra money" next year as against 100 per cent four years ago. For example: Port Angeles schools received $138,138 in forest funds in the current school year. Seventy per cent, or $96,697, had to be reported as revenue, with a resulting decrease in state appropriations toward our schools of $96,697. The same situation holds true for the so-called federal impact funds.

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