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sengcr Warder, Day Make Legislative Reports. See Page 8, VOL. 171, NO. 21 CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1967 40c A WEEK, HOME DELIVERED -- lOc A COPY'} South Korean is Score Big Victory SAIGON (UPI) -- South Korean troops flown into action in . U.S. helicopters killed 71 Communists near Nha Trang without taking a single casualty, a.military spokesman reported today. In the Saigon area the Viet Cong opened a new terror campaign. In the biggest ground opera- lion reported today the tough Koreans from the 9th (White Horse) Infantry Division, flew into action 8,000-mcn strong and swept through a coastal area 180 miles northeast of Saigon and killed 71 Vieg Cong, captured two and seized' huge quantities of weapons. There was dramatic indication, meanwhile that Viet Cong influence in South Vietnam may be on the wane. A secret document captured in the Iron Triangle north of Saigon and intended only for high ranking VC officers admitted the Communists had lost influence 16 Bids Opened On Farmington Sewer Project FARMINGTON -- The Town Board yesterday opened 16 bids from contractors on a proposed $133,000 se'wer extension to serve the new troopers' headquarters on Route 332 (Rochester Koad). The apparent low bidder was Atro Development Corp., Rochester, with a bid of $105,564.76. Ansan Construction Inc., Rochester,, had the second low bid of $106,360. " ' The next low bids were from: Bill Auble Construction Corp., Trumansburgi $113,280; Affrqp Construction Co. Inc., Rochester, $113,533.44 and Christopher Constructcon Co., Columbus, Oliio; '$113,921.20. Christopher Construction is the company building the new sewage treatment plant on McMahon Road, Victor. Richard Norton, of the engineering firm of 'Smith, Hershey, Malone and Norton, said lie would take the bids and study them for varification then submit the low bid to the Town Board tonight for its approval. The contractor, who will do the work, will, put in a gravity feed extension which will run for a distance of 8,200 feet. The extension will start at a point 1,000 feet south of the Route 96- Beaver Creek intersection and nm in a southerly direction along Beaver Creek Road then along Route 332 to a point just beyond the state police properly. The need of sewage treatment by the state trooper headquar- ers by June 1 resulted in a spe- over more than a million persons last year. -A sudden burst of terror the past 24 hours included guerrilla assault on a boatload of 24 Vietnamese that killed four and wounded two brought down the U.S. Navy helicopter that came to help a bloodless attack on three Alied minesweepers and hand grenade incidents wounding 11 Vienta- mese and two American servicemen, military report said. The Viet Cong document scooped up in the giant U.S. Army sweep Operation Cedar Falls told a far different tale, American military sources said. They said the papers had been intended only for the eyes of top-ranking guerrilla leaders. In it the Communists acknowledged that the stepped up Allied war effort cost them Uie million. P u b l i c l y the Communists claim they control 10 of South Vietnam's 15 million people. U.S. officials deny this, saying the Communists control about 20 percent, with the government conlrolb'ng more than 50 percent and the rest living in "contested" areas. But the reported document wao the first known official Communist admission the tide of the war has turned against them. U.S. experts said the Communists have dealt more harshly with Vietnamese peasants as their war effort took jolt after jolt. This turned more of the rural folk against the guerrillas. The. experts however pictured this only as a start- for the Allied effort. They predicted no quick snowballing of anti- U. S. Pays Respects To Astronauts (Daily McFgenRor Ptioto) FINDS SUCCESS IN WORK -- Frank L. AWiey, Ontario County chief probation officer, interview one of the numerous probationers who come before him in his work. Abbey finds probatin, as a deterrent to. crime, is about 95 per cent successful. His department handles Family Court, criminal and youthful offender cases. Probation Is Deterrent To Crime, Study Reveals In 3 Solemn Rites Wesf Point Rites Held For Ed White By II. D. QU1GG WEST POINT, N. Y. (UPI) -- Astronaut Edward H. White came back today to the academy and hill country he loved, to rest among hero dead on a bluff high a^ove te cold blue Hudson that skirls the field where he once excelled as a cadet athlete. | Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, were among dignitaries attending the funeral. The Texas-born Air Force lieutenant colonel, who met death on the ground with two astronaut companions in an Apollo spacecraft fire Friday, had last .walked the familiar ground of the U.S. Military Academy here in the fall of 10C5. Grissom, Chaffee In Arlington Burial By CHARLES W. CORDDRY ARLINGTON, Va. (UPI) -- Virgil (Gus) By THOMAS j. O'CONNOR Is probation for convicted criminals and youthful offenders (youths convicted of crimes) a deterrent to crime? Frank L. Abbey, Ontario County chief probation officer, said yesterday, "Yes it is. We find probation 95 per cent successful." He based his statement, on his years in the cial contract between the being drawn up town and state Communist sentiment. In other war developments, U.S. Air Force B52 Stratofor- tresses Monday night and today dumped tons of bombs, on suspected Communist troop concentrations nestled in the thick Central Highland jungles of Kontum Province near the Cambodian border. The targets served as springboards for some of the greatest Viet Cong and North Vietnamese, war drives. U.S. jet bombers hitting North Vietnam had less luck. Some of the cloudiest monsoon weather of the season limited the pilots to 38 missions Monday, spokesmen said. However the pilots reported the bad weather also silenced most of the North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Pilots, some dropping their bombs "blind," by radar, struck bridges, roads, storages areas, trucks., and radar sites up and down the Communist nation's southern panhandle. Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs and F4C Phantoms also hit a favorite target, the Mu Gia Pass start of the red Ho Chi Minn supply trail , county probation department. Abbey, in explaining the satisfactions "and frustrations of the probation-officer; said,"- "We face the fact that probation is not going to. make the proba- tloners-.angeis. We know that in many cases they are going to be in trouble again." "The idea is to show a trend police to provide for special financing of the extension. Before the" agreement was signed recently, the town had been seeking approval from the Midwest Is Faced With Storm Threat By United Press International Stormy winter weather the West and threatening ra- Midwest vaged today, onslaught on areas just beginning to. return to normal after a weekend of record - making snow. 'Weathermen of improvement whereby the hard-core probationer gets in trouble at less frequent intervals. There are a good share of probationers, especially adults, who don't get into further trouble at all," he pointed out. To prove his point on the success of the probation operation, Abbey said that the cost of keeping a youth at the State Industry School, Industry, N.Y., is about $5,600 per boy, per year, and the cost of imprisonment for an- adult in any of the s't a t e institution Between $2,500 and $3,000.. "This type of penalty is giving the convicted person an artificial environment to contemplate his wrongdoing," Abbey said. Probation Much Less "The cost of probation per person, per year, is $200 and it provides the convicted person with a natural environment in that he. is allowed to support his family and live a near-normal life. If he were in prison his family might be put on welfare adding that cost to the imprisonment cost," Abbey said. "Probably 89 per cent of those sent to prison are coming back again. The big question when they go in is "are they going to better or worse?" 'Statistics indicate they are going to be worse." Abbey said that probation hasn't received a fair trial as yet. Up to three years ago, he pointed out, there was only one man and one woman doing probation work in the county. At the present time, there are two women and five men, including himself, doing probation supervision of criminal youthful offender and support cases. warned that south, where a bomb-pocked the Communists spot are reported to keep up to 150,000 coolies filling the holes left by American raiders. In the Saigon area terror, the Viet Cong band fired rifle State Department of Audit and grenades info the boatload of Control since last July to form the district. The agreemen was required because the town is rear its state indebtedness limit and so was unable to get approval for financing the project by itself. Vietnamese 24 miles southeast of the capital. The U.S. Navy chopper that whirled to the rescue took so many bullet holes that it waggled down to a forced landing, injuring no one however. Mao's Troubles Nuclear Stockpile Seizure Threatened 'sections of the Midwest which were smothered by a giant snowstorm costing millions of dollars and untold frustration and hardship, may be in for another siege. Snow and freezing rain fell in the Midwest today. Two inches of snow fell on northern Wisconsin's Park Falls and an inch fell on Minneapolis during a six-hour period ending today. Freezing rain extended · south into Iowa and southern Wisconsin. Hazardsous driving warnings were in effect for most of the upper and western Midwest. A storm center brought rain from Oregon to southern California Monday night. The rain changed to snow over higher elevations. Travel warnings were hoisted for locally heavy snow in the mountains of Utah and eastern Nevada. The Pacific storm lashed the California coast Monday with gale-force winds and heavy rain. San Francisco measured More rain was HONG KONG (UPI) --The English language tabloid Star said today the army commander of Sinkiang Province in Communist China had threatened to seize the country's nuclear stockpiles in defiance of Mao Tse-tung. Premier Chou En-lai was reported trying to intervene. The Star is a sensational Hong Kong tabloid, but its reports appeared to be backed up by Peking reports from the Tokyo Malnich Shimbun one of Japan's largest circulation daily newspapers, which said Chou agreed to discuss tlu new crisis with flen.' Wang En-mao, the SinViang military commander. Sinkiang is China's largest province and HOB in the west foort'.ering the Soviet Union. American intelligence sources More Men Needed Abbey said his office could At that time he presented the Corps of Cadets an American flag and West Point Sesquice- ntenniel Medallion he had earned on his Gemini 4 flight on which he walked alone in space. Now it .was the turn of the Corps to honor him. In the Old Cadet Chapel on the ground of the,Academy cemetery that holds 4,090 dead --including heroes of every American war -- the funeral for the 36-year-old astronaut was held. His gray casket, draped with an American flag, had arrived by plane Monday. It lay in state in the chapel from 10 to 10:30 a.m. EST today, and funeral services there and burial in a nearby grave followed. Official Spacemen Died In 12Seconds CAPE KENNEDY (UPI)-The New York Times reported Grissom, a gutty,-pioneer astronaut who died on the ground while reaching for the stars,., was buried today in Arlington National Cemetery -- proclaimed as "one of the great heroes \ of the space age." As President Johnson sat alongside the grieving children, wife and parents of the 40-year- old astronaut, the Air Force lieutenant colonel was given final rites on a frosty hillside only a few hundred yards from the grave of President John F, Kennedy. Later today, in similar ceremonies also attended by tha President as the representativo today lived the for Apollo astronauts 12 seconds after use three or four more probation officers.' He said"the" dc-" partmcnt "is starved to death" because of low starting pay for probation officers and the few officers working on the numerous cases. 'At present time our probation officers are handling about 130 cases each and that doesn't provide enough supervision for all the ones they have to do; Abbey pointed out. Under a new state law which becomes effective Jan. 1, 1968, each probation officer will only be allowed to handle 60 cases at one time, Abbey said. Currently, the probation department has 358 criminal cases under its supervision, about 84 of which are youthful offender cases, the chief probation officer said. Exact figures of how (Continued on Page 3, Col. 7) Palinan, Dodd Congressman, Senator Get 'Hot' Treatment From Peers an inch, forecast. have- reported Lop Nor in Sinkiang is the site of the Chinese test grounds for atomic weapons'and nuclear missiles. The Mainichi, quoted wall posters appearing in Peking today, said Chou's. offer to mediate was made in · a four- point directive., concerning the rebellion against Mao in the vast province. Chou 'also offered to meet with Ting Sheng-chien, a member of the politburo concerned with construction in Sinkiang. Racks Liu The Hong Kong and Tokyo reports Indicated Wang had thrown his support to President Liu Shao-chlng who is locked in a titaviic power struggle with Mao, one that threatens to divide the 3 million man Chinosa Liberation army. The Weather Increasing cloudiness and slowly moderating today, Temperature rising into the 30s. Chance of rain or wet snow developing Ihls afternoon or evening, and continuing tonight. Low about 30. Not. much change In temperature Wednesday with rain or wet snow ending followed by some intervals of partial clearing. Southeast to south winds 10 to 25 miles per hour, becoming southwesterly by Wednesday. IN CANANDAIGUA -- The Academy weather station reports: 24 hour high, 11; low 10 noon readings/ temperature 25; winds from east 1ft to 15 miles per hour; relative humidity, 35; barometric pressure, 30,2 and falling. WASHINGTON (UPI)--Rank] and file House members, appetites whetted by the downfall of Adam Clayton Powell, today looked for other committee chairmen to cut down to size. No. 1 on the list was Rep. Wright Patman. The 73-year-old Texas Democrat, who has served in the house longer (38 years on March 4) than all but two other men, has ruled the Banking and Currency Committee with a firm hand for the past four years. But as members of his committee gathered for their first meeting of the 90th Congress today, there were proposed rules changes on the agenda which would curb the authority and partly disarm the longtime crusader for "easy money." Rep. Thomas i;. Ashley, D- Ohio was predicting victory in the battle against the chairman. He counted on support from all the committee's 14 Republicans and two or Democrats. three of its 10 Ashley and the Republicans accuse Patman of running the an arbitrary its staff and cornmilfee in fashion, using resources to wage a never- ending battle against big banks and the Federaf Reserve Board. They want the panel to be morp "responsive" to the membership. Palman, no man to back down from a fight, countered Monday with a charge that what Ashley really wanted was to block an investigation the committee Is conducting to fine out who are the real owners o tlio nation's commercial banks WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The enate ' Ethic;. Committee is earing up for public hearings oon on allegations Sen. Thomas . Dodd, D-Conn., pocketed up 3 $200,000 in campaign funds. The decision to make this thase of the Dodd inquiry open o the public was taken Monday luring a committee session in vhich the panel unanimously sserted its jurisdiction in the matter. The hearings are to egin "as soon as practicable." Dodd and his lawyer, John F. Sonnett, personally challenged he six-man committee's author- ly to examine his finances. They said it was properly the urisdiction of the Senate Rules lommittee. Although the committee was agreed on its jurisdiction, it was understood open hearings were objected to by some members. The first round of hearings ing at the funeral was the Rev. Conrad Winston Jr., of Seabrook,- Tex.; -Methodist- church. In below-freezing weather, tho body was carried out of the chapel and moved by hearse in a processional to the grave. The Academy band played hymns while the processional moved along 2 road overlooking the oval track on which White had set a hurdle record during his cadet days. The band played the West Point alma mater at presentation of the coffin flag to Mrs. White at the end of the ceremony. An honor guard from the Corps and another from regular Army units at this post joined a third composed of members of White's class of 1952 who are now assigned to the Academy. The honorary pallbearers were members of the astronaut team: Cmdr. Charles Conrad Jr., Lt. Col. Thomas P. Stafford, Lt. Col. Edward R. Aldrin, Neil A. Armstrong, Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. and Col. Frank Borman. Alrtrin substituted for Lt. Cmdr. John W. Young who was to have been one of White's honorary pallbearers. (Continued on Page 3, Col. 4) Space Cabin Simulator Fire Kills 1 BULLETIN SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (UPI) -- Fire swept through a space cabin simulator operating with a 100 per cent oxygen atmosphere at Brooks Air Force Base today, killing one Airman and critically injuring another in conditions that appeared much like those in which the three Apollo --astronauts were killed. The names of the men were withheld until their families discovering fire In their capsule tried desperately to escape, and left a tape-recorded legacy that ended: "We're on fire...get us out of here I" The paper said Virgil I. Grissom, Roger B. Chaffee and Edward H. White II, were clawing at the sealed hatch to escape the flarae-filled capsule where death came. There is no automatic release button and the astronauts did not have time to use the ratchet that opens the hatch of the craft in which they were to ride in America's first step toward a moon landing. Officials. of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) refused^ to comment on the Times' report. Jack King, NASA information officer who is serving as the public Information officer for the blueribbon board of inquiry investigating the Friday tragedy, said that at the outset the board had warned it would neither confirm or deny such reports. He added, however, that as far as was possible to determine at this stage of the investigation the space agency had "not given out any false or misleading statements." One source close to the Apollo program who declined to permit use of his name said of the Times report: "It's not right. It's very gruesome and it's very wrong." He said the only.report of the fire to come from the spacecraft were the words: "Fire in spacecraft," as reported oficially by NASA .on Saturday. ? · . The Times, quoting an anonymous recording engineer who heard the tape and talked with others who were on the launch of the American people, Navy Lt, Cmdr. Roger C. Chaffee, 31, one of the other two victims of the first U.S. space tragedy was being buried alongside Grissom. The Chaffee service was scheduled for 1 p.m. EST. Air Force Lt. Col. Edward H. White II, the first American to walk in space, was being given hero's burial honors in separate services at Point. The his beloved West White burial was pad, said he undarstood the first words were: "Fire I smell fire," but did not know which astronaut spoke. Two seconds later, the report said, White yelled: "Fire in the cockpit!" Three seconds later: "There's a bad fire in the spacecraft!" From an unknown. And seven seconds later: "We're on fire . scheduled at 11 a.m. EST. Died Friday The three astronauts--Grissom was the only member of the original seven-man American space team--died Friday when their Apollo space capsule was engulfed in flames during a simulated flight. Three weeks from today, they ' were to make the first U.S. three-man space flight around the earth--forerunner of the goal of landing on the moon in this decade. As the nation watched on live television and a crowd of about 500 stood bundled against freezing cold in suruiy Arlington Cemetery, Grissom was laid to rest. The burial service was simple but impressive. Grissom's hometown minister, the Rev. Roy Van Tassell of Mitchell, Ind., spoke briefly over the casket. He called Grissom "one of our great heroes--one of the pioneers of the space age--one of the great heroes of the space age." The muffled drums that seemed to .echo all across Washington Nov. 25, 1963, when Kennedy was buried, sounded again around the cemetery as Grissom's body was brought to the resting place of 130,000. American heroes and others. Band Plays The Air Force band played, in slow funeral tempo, Onward Christian Soldiers as a horse- drawn caisson carried the flag- draped body from the cemetery's "depository" to the graveside. The six men Grissom formed who the with first generation American space team were pall bearers. All but one are still in the program. The line exception was most . get us out of here!" from Chaffee. The Times said the voice - _ . . , ,, _. identifications were made by ^·J. ( ? nn(nH ; r 5J c Si Donald (Deke) Slaylon, astronaut chief. 'Remarkable Women' easily identifiable among the pall bearers: Former Marine American to orbit the earth. He (Continued on Page 3, Col. 4) ast year Into other charges relating to closed and Dodd open. were Those both concerned the allegation that Dodd served Washington public rela- ;ions man Julius Klein as an "errand boy" in furthering Klein's business interests. The' questioning reached a dramatic pitch when Dodd took the stand and emotionally denied he took a trip to West Germany at Klein's behest. He made the trip strictly on official Senate business, he asserted. The most potentially sensational area to be taken up in the new hearings Is that Dodd kept for his own use some $200,000 collected between 1901 and 19G5 at five fund-raising dinners and breakfasts. Lyndon B. Johnson, then the vice president spoke at one of dinners in 1903. Widows, Children Bear Ordeals Well could be notified. Lt. Tom Sullivan of the Office of Information at Brooks, said the two men were working in "routine maintenance" in the cabin simulator at the time. The project has to do with studying how the blood and blood-forming tissues of rabbits react to spacf-like conditions. The injured airman was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center nearby, suffering from burns over virtually all his body. Capt. Richard D. Sinclair of the environmental assistance branch was in charge of the project. The cause of the fire was not Immediately determined. The pressure and oxygen atmosphere of the. cabin was simulating an 18,000-foot altitude at the tlmo of the accident. By United Press International "These are pretty remarkable women," a space agency official said of astronaut wives. It was a vast understatement. Not one of the widows of astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger Chaffee was seen to weep or lose her composure in public through three separate memorial services for their husbands. Martha Chaffee, Betty Grissom and Pat White attended all three services--Chafeee's on Sunday afternoon, Grissom's and White's on Monday morning. They came to the services last, seemingly paying little Away from the stress of the memorial services, they were even more composed. They vere that way at Ellington Air Force Base near the manned spacecraft center, attention to cameramen. ranks .They of news left the churches first, stepping info tho bright sunlight ami again Into the faco of clicking, whirring cameras without flinching. when they boarded planes to Washington and West Point for their husbands' burial services. It takes a special kind of man to cooly ride a rocket Into tha unknown of space. It takes much the same grit and steel to be a spaceman's wife, and the three young widows showed it. Their children were equally brave. Eight-year-old Sheryl Chaffee dabbed a handkerchief at red-rimmed eyes after her father's memorial services Sunday. Bonnie White, 10, did thei same after her father's services But neither cried openly. The boys--Stephen Chaffee, Scott and Mark Grissom and Eddlo WhUo faced tt manfully.-

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