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LTi&jt ••tf. oiytupia, Wash. 98501 port Angeles J:\jetimg Nexus "I ^ "~V"jj^| apj^ffi™*- •feqf^!^^^j}^ gr _%^^^c._ ^^^^ ^„„^^.^j,.^.^^^_^^_^j^,^ ^__ ^_^^fc^^^^^^^^^^^^^^F^_ a _ V^, J . ^ p ^^^*^^*^*^*^ ^fc iji.iTi •! ~JLJ^^%^ ^*---- —• . ^», '•'^ " ^^*^^^S"^"4 ilT^M—*™~ Monday, April 22, 1968 11th Issue of 53rd Year 10 Pages 10 Cents Attack near S. Viet army put on alert SAIGON (AP) — south Vietnam's army In Saigon and 11 Surrounding provinces were placed on full alert today because Intelligence reports Indicate a big attack on the capital Is near, Vietnamese sources reported. A U.S. mission spokesman Injunctions foil to halt phone strike WASHINGTON (AP) — The AFL • CIO Communications Workers defied back-to-work court orders today In two states in the fifth day of the nationwide telephone strike, and said the Injunctions blocked chances for an early settlement. ''All hopes for a quick solution have faded/' said CWA President Joseph A. Belrne, who denounced the court orders obtained by Southern Bell Telephone Co., In Alabama and Ken. tucky as "preposterous" and "anti-union." Belrne said the In junctions indicated the Bell Telephone System, and Us parent American Telephone and Telegraph Co., want "to go on fighting" the strike of nearly 200,000 union members in some 40 states, instead of settling the wage dispute at the bargaining table. AT&T President Ben Gllmer reported meanwhile that teie- phone service in most areas was being maintained without undue trouble despite the first nationwide strike in 21 years. In addition to the union's angry reaction to the court Injunctions, company reports of cables being cut and phone booths damaged, and union charges that company supervisors were driving trucks into pickets, further heated tempers in the strike. said, however, that "no alert or any warning has been issued to American personnel" in connection with the Vietnamese intelligence reports. A U.S. military spokesman said American troops were on the same alert they've been since the big enemy lunar new year offensive in February that ravaged Saigon and other major South Vietnamese cities. He added: "We're just normal." Another source reported U.S. military police in Saigon had been told to be more cautious in the next few days and that Marine guards at the American Embassy were briefed on the Vietnamese reports.The embassy was attacked at the start of the Tet offensive. The Informant said the briefings were normal procedure that did not indicate U.S. officials were particularly worried. Vietnamese officials at Cho Ray Hospital in Cholon, the Chinese section of Saigon hard hit in the previous offensive, told U.S. nurses there to go home. One nurse said the off I- cials told them an enemy at. tack was expected late Monday or early Tuesday. By nightfall, all was quiet throughout the area except in a sector 11 miles southwest of Saigon. Elements of the U.S. 9th Division reported they had made contact with an enemy unit but the U.S. Command said it had no report on the scale of fighting. , T'etnamgse troops had been on a "0 per cent alert since the February offensive, with half of them allowed overnight passes. Now all troops are restricted to their bases. The intelligence reports said the Communist attacks would be on the scale of those during the February offensive, when thousands of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops infil- 'trated into Saigon and attacked all over the city. Varied luck for anglers ELBOW-TO-ELBOW - The fishing docks were crowded with anglers, young and old, Sunday on Lake Sutherland. They grabbed every available spot and the fish had quite a selection of tasty morsels. The dock check showed 262 anglers with 1,478 fish. The anglers didn't mind the wait between strikes, as the sun was shining and many tall stories were swapped. - Evening News photo. Japs plan protest TOKYO CAP) — The government Monday decided to lodge a protest with the United States against American restrictions on log exports to Japan, sources said. The sources referred to a Friday announcement by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, who said log exports from Oregon arid Washington to Japan would be cut by half from last year's 3.16 mill'on cubic meters this year. The restrictions became effective Monday and will last until July, 1969. The measure came after U.S. timber Industry officials said a sharp Increase in Japanese buy- Ing of unprocessed logs had raised prices beyond the reach of many domestic sawmills, causing shutdowns and unemployment. ment. Lots of people out fishing, ' not ma;:y ; l)a7f.hg r aViy Id el: "•-• Except for one little girl who brought home a string of nine trout — Couple washing window for Community Players display — Girl wearing dark hippie glasses and carrying a large daffodil as shfrtwalked downtown tills morning — Handsome klllcleer -standing Its ground on path at Peninsula College., Discrepancies in assassin description High court backs state censorshi p WASHINGTON (AP) — The for all printed literature." To do Supreme Court upheld today the otherwise, Douglas said, would power of states to keep sexy require a constitutional amend' magazines from children. At the same time, however, the court struck down a Dallas scheme to shield children from ^violent ,or,sexy, movlps,, on a finding that the particular sce- heme was unconstitutionally vague. •';•,, The two rulings provided the first test of laws thd&pierve to control what chlldren%but not adults—may see and read. The ruling on magazines Involved a 1965 New York state law, the movie case a 1905 city ordinance. Speaking for a 6-3 court, Justice William J. Brennan Jr. said 1 in the magazines case: "The well-being of Its children Is of course a subject within the state's constitutional power to regulate." By SCOCTER CHAPMAN Evening News Sports Editor Clallam and Jefferson County trout fishermen took to the lowland lakes in usual good num. bers Sunday for the opening of the lowland lakes fish'ng season, but the fish didn't cooper, ate too well at some of the more popular "hot spots. Many large fish were taken in Lake Crescent and Lake Suther and produced nine big lunk- er cutthroat trout. The lakes most, popular for rainbows failed to produce the usual bonanza of limits. FAIRHOLM RESOKT ON Lake Crescent weighted in several large Beardslee trout, taken on trolls. They reported one 12 pounder and a couple of fish in the 11 pound bracket. No names were available this morn. Ing, due to telephone service trouble to the resort. A good day was reported with crowds about normal. THE LOG CABIN RESORT counted Bruce Stern's 10-2 Beardslee as the top fish of the day. He also landed a 2-15 Crescentl. Both were taken on plugs, which proved to be the best trolling lure. Many trout in the five to seven pound range were taken and a good number of limits were taken by still fishermen. LAKE SUTHERLAND, usually one of the "l<mlt" lakes, was slower than normal for an open- Ing. Water temperature Is down a bit. Maple Grove Resort check, ed 262 fishermen with 1,478 hybrid cutthroat of the dock. with about 30 per cent limits. Dock fishing slowed after 10 o'clock. It was a good day for big fish, however. Hal Flnley reported nine large cutthroat and termed It the best opener for big fish In 15 years. ELMER DORR OF PORT Angeles had the big one, a 5*12 cutt that went 24-Inches long. His fishing partner, Clarence Lannoye, had two, a 4-15 and a 5.5. All were taken on plugs. Bob Bellman of Seattle had two, a five pounder and a 3.15. Both were taken on gold flatfish. Bill F Inlay of Bellevue had a 47/8 cutt, Bill Blakey had a 4-12, George Powell of Aberdeen had a 4-5 and Robert Owens, Jr. had a 3.4. The official Game Department check by Wildlife Agent Don Bakker had 149 anglers, with 19 cutthroat and 476 hybrid cutt. He checked one rainbow to 14- inches. AT LAKE ALDWELL, THE weather was good, but the fish were few and far between. Bakker checked 12 anglers with one rainbow. Elwha Fishing Resort reported 60-75 anglers with 17 fish to 13-inches. IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, State Wildlife Agent Ray Nelson reported low fishing pressure on Crocker Lake and Lake Leland. His check showed 73 ang. lers at Leland with 115 rain, bow to 16-lnches. On Crocker, he checked 29 anglers with 54 rainbow to 17.tnches. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A ranking Memphis police officer acknowledges there are "a whole lot of discrepencies" In official descriptions of the man sought as the sniper slayer of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Asst. Chief Bill Price referred to statements that James Earl Ray, 40, an escaped Missouri convict, and Eric Starve Gait, first sought for King's April 4 assassination In Memphis, are the same per son. "You don't know what to look for," Price said Sunday as offl. cers here and elsewhere contln- ued their investigation of the •laying. The nationwide manhunt continues. The FBI Issued a conspiracy warrant Wednesday for Gait, then updated their case Friday by saying a fingerprint comparison showed Gait was really Ray. The naming of Ray In the case caused confusion, primarily because earlier official statements Indicate that Gait and Ray were in different places at the same time. When Gait was charged as a conspirator in King's death by rifle bullet, the FBI said the man had taken dancing lessons in New Orleans in 1964-65. The FBI said later the earlier description should have said Gait reportedly took dancing lessons rather than stating It flatly. During that time, Ray was In the Missouri State Prison at Jefferson City, serving a 20-year sentence for a 1959supermarket robbery. The age of the man also was In conflict. Witnesses who saw a man in a Memphis rooming house from where the fatal bullet was fired estimated his age as In the late 20s, The FBI, in issuing Its warrant for Gait, said he had given his birthdate July 20, 1931. That would make him 36. The FBI said Friday Rayis40. The personalities of the two men are sometimes at odds. A prison pal described Ray as virtually a nondrlnker. The FBI describes Gait as a fancier of beer and vodka. There were otherdlfferences; Gait; neat appearance. Ray: careless appearance. Gait; Southern accent. Ray; born In Alton, 111. No Southern accent. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark, who came to Memphis after King was slain, at first ruled out a conspiracy, but then the FBI issued Its warrant for Gait on a conspiracy charge. First, last sai I MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Taxi driver John Shaw took his wife and son sailing in his 10-foot boat Sunday, the first voyage of the tiny craft since the child, Gerald, was born four years ago. While tacking 200 feet offshore, the small vessel swamped and capsized. There were no life preservers. Shaw and his wife passed Gerald between them but the child drowned before help came. Mrs. Shaw was in critical condition. Shaw was unhurt. State legislatures, he said, are permitted by the Constitution to help parents assess "sex related" material. Besides, he said for the majority, the state has an Interest all Its own in the well-being of its youth. With Brennan In the majority were Chief Justice Earl Warren and Associate Justices John M. Marian, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White and Thurgood Marshall. The dissenters were Justices Hugo L. Black, William O. Douglas and Abe Fortas. Marian was the lone dissenter in the 84 ruling on the Texas case. That decision struck down an ordinance allowing a board of censors to classify movies as "not suitable for young persons." Douglas, with Black agreeing in his remarks, said in the magazine case dissent: "As I read the First Amondmont, it was designed to keep the state and the hands of all state officials off the printing presses of America and off the distribution systems NIFTY CA.TCH — These three veteran Port Angeles anglers scored at Lake Sutherland Sunday. Elmer Dorr, left, took the largest of nine cutthroat, a five- pound, 12-ounco beauty. His partner, Clarence Lannoye, center, took two fish, a 4-15 and a 5-5. Both used the same plug. Bill Blokey's cutthroat scaled 4-12. All were taken in the early morning hours of opening day of lowland lakes fishing season - Evening News photo. Caught stealing TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A vacuum cleaner rupairmnii, Edward Newman, 38, has been ordered to pay a $100 fine or spend 90 days In jail for trying to steal a kiss from a good-looking, red-haired customer. U.S. diplomatic courier escapes fatal jet crash TOW« QiVAITATID IY TORNADO - The town square of greenwood, Ark., upper Itft, is scent of devastation two hours after a killer tornado cut a swath through the town of 2,000. The tornado followed a path leading from lower cen- ttr to vpp*r left in this picture- - AP photo. WINDHOEK, South-West Afri. ca (AP) — "My God, how could I have been so lucky?" American diplomatic courier Thomas Taylor asked rescuers who found him beside the wreckage of a plane crash that killed 122 persons. Taylor, 36, of Tahlequah, Okla., was one of six survivors of the crash of a south African Airways' Boeing 707 jetliner Saturday night. Three other Americans were reported aboard the plane, which was bound from Johannesburg. South Africa, to London, and at least one was known dead. The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, confirmed today that the American diplomatic pouch Taylor took aboard in Johannesburg was recovered intact Sunday. First reports said the plane carried $700,000 worth of diamonds and these had not been found, but officials said no diamonds were in the cargo. South African Airways' newest Boeing 707 had just taken off from Windhoek, first of four stops on a flight from Johannes* burg to London, when it began to wobble and plummeted out of sight. Watchers at the airport heard a crash and saw flames spurt into the sky. Rescuers said they found Taylor beside the wreckage and he told them: "Don't worry about me. See to the others." Taylor, 36, of Tahlequah, Okla., was re* ported in good condition. The airline identified three other American passengers: Dr. E. Fussenegger, connected with the Austrian textile Industry, who was killed; M.R.P Roche and Benjamin Thomas Jr., 57, director of European operations for Southeastern Engineers Die. of West Point, Ga. The airline did not say whether either Roche or Thomas was the one survivor whose name had not been made public. It also gave no home towns but said Thomas had been living i£ Yorkshire, England. The crash of the Boeing 707, delivered from the United States less than a month ago, was among the most costly in lives in aviation history. It came just a year after a chartered Swiss plane crashed at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126 persons. In the worst single- plane crash ever, 133 persons were killed In February 1966 when a Japanese jetliner plunged into Tokyo Bay. School levy question Q. Are teachers' salaries to be increased with money from the proposed school levy? A. Yes. Included in the $488,715 levy is $124,566 to maintain competitive salaries not only for teachers but for clerical workers, custodians and other district employes. Thedistrict must not only compete with other school districts for teachers, but must also compete with local industry for non- teaching employes. For example, the district recently lost two secretaries to bigger pay jobs in local mills. The district's salary schedule for 1968-69 has not yet been established, but Dr. Jack Frisk, superintendent, says beginning teachers' salaries will probably be raised from the present $5,500 to about $6,000. There will be proportionate increases through all teacher classifications. School districts comparable in size to this one have already set their 1968-69 salary schedules for beginning teachers as follows: Franklin Pierce, $6,000; Kent, $6,200; Mead, which is smaller, $5,700; Moses Lake, $6,200; Toppenish, which is smaller, $5,950, and Aberdeen, $6,175. Perhaps more meaningful still is the beginning teacher salary set by our neighboring district, Cape Flattery, for 1968-69. The Cape Flattery District will be paying beginning teachers $6,400.