The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1968 · Page 3
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SECRET WAPON conldn't have caused more of a stir than this We smokestack Lou!8iana - The stack> m feet •"* Enterprise Sailors Go Ashore in Japan By KENNETH ISHTJ SASEBO, Japan (AP) — Sailors from the nuclear-powerec U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise came ashore today for the first time in Japan after most of the violent student demonstrators against the ship's visit had left town. Because of the violence, some of it only a few hours earlier, the first 325 sailors ashore from the 75,000-ton carrier were kept inside the U.S. Navy base for two hours. Then the restriction was lifted and the sailors relaxed- in what is described as "the best liberty port in Japan.' They were followed by some 3,000 more sailors from t5ie carrier and its escorting frigates, the nuclear-powered Truxtun and the conventionally powered Halsey. .In the bar and cabaret district, about 300 Socialists and Communists staged a sitdown in a street. Some sailors turned away and walked in the opposite direction. No other incidents were re- i ported. As the radical leftist student demonstrators leti town earlier, they vowed to return in strength Sunday for another violent protest against the first visit to Japan of a nuclear-powered surface ship. Their numbers had diminished from 800 to 400 during three days of battles with police in front of the naval base. About 400 rock-throwing students tried to push past the police barricades outside the base's main entrance this morning as the big carrier was anchoring offshore, out of their sight. • About 800 charged the police Wednesday and about 700 Thursday. In each case the police, making their stand at a> bridge leading to the base's main gate, repelled the students witSi tear gas, clubs and blasts 'rom water cannons. After the clash today, about 200 students snake-danced to a lousing compound for U.S. Navy families but left after about 10 minutes of throwing 1966-67 HIGHWAY DEATHS 6,000 ! 5,000 - rocks at Japanese police who set up barbed .wire barricades. American children played unconcerned inside the compound about 300 yards away. Police said ID policemen, four students and two Japanese reporters were injured today, all at the bridge, and eight persons were arrested. The youths who rioted were described ,as the hysterical fringe of the student movement. Thousands of labor unionists and Communist and Socialist politicians have demonstrated peacefully, most of Sasebo's 250,000 residents are indifferent, and merchants are trying to give a welcome to the American sailors and their business. Although the Enterprise left Pearl Harbor only 10 days ago, the Defense Department in Washington said the ship's call at Sasebo was intended only to provide leave for the crew and a chance to pick up supplies. But American and Japanese diplomats in Washington said there was more to the visit than that. U.S. officials said agreement was reached last November to send the Enterprise into Sasebo to bring Mie Japanese public face to face with the reality of U.S. nuclear surface vessels, just as they became aware of nuclear submarines after the call of the Sea Dragon three years ago. BlythevlllB (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, January 1«, 1968- Page Three Drug Story Hoax Confessed HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania health official's "concern over the illegal use of LSD by children" apparently motivated him to invent a story that six Pennsylvania college students were blinded by the sun after taking the drug, Gov. Raymond P. Shafer says. Shafer said Thursday he could iffer no other reason why Dr. Norman Yoder, 53, state commissioner for the blind since 1959, fabricated the story. Yoder, suspended from his job >y Shafer, collapsed after revealing the hoax, a state officia said, and was sent to a psych* atric hospital in Philadelphia. The governor revealed the loax to a news conference jus! a day after telling reporters he was convinced the incident oc- :urred, based on information rom Yoder's superior, Public Welfare Secretary Thomas W. Georges Jr. Shafer said Yoder, legally lind since he was accidentally it with a baseball bat 45 years go, admitted the fabrication to tty. Gen. Willim C. Sennett nd Robert West, a Justice De- artment investigator. Sennett said certain inconsis- incies and inadequacies in the ase records apparently doc- ored to fit the story—prompted he questioning of Yoder until e admitted the incident was alse. Shafer added that a secre- ary in Yoder's office read the ecords to Yoder and he told her 'hat alterations, insertions and eletions were necessary. Tine story was first disclosed an. 12 in an Associated Press dispatch from Washington. It quoted Yoder as reporting the story originally in a letter to a U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare official last November. The AP obtained the letter, then contacted Yoder. Yoder claimed the youths took the hallucinatory drug together some 18 months ago, then lay down in a grassy area near their college and stared, unblinking, at the sun. Yoder, an expert in rehabilitation of the blind, claimed the retinas of their eyes were destroyed. The story touched off a widespread search by newsmen for identity of the students. Yoder had refused to identify the college or name the students, but said all had resumed academic studies at different schools. State officials, including Georges, backed his story, as did Joseph Hunt, U.S. commissioner of rehabilitation services. Hunt said in Washington there was never any reason to doubt Yoder's word, Kiat he was always "very careful and cautious in what he said." Georges also noted Yoder's concern over LSD. "He told me that he had attended a conference last summer where he heard a research ophthalmologist talk on the effects of LSD on the eye," Georges said. "He said he became very much concerned about the large number of youngsters exposed to LSD and felt there must be something he could do as an individual to emphasize the need for more programs to control it." A 1934 graduate of braille Guatemalan People Shocked at Killings Far cry from the elephant foot is this umbrella stand designed by Emma Schweinberger Gismondi. It is made of reinforced plas- . tic and imported from Italy., JAN. FEB. MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. DEC. j Statistics based on National Safety Council estimates show •! motor vehicle deaths for the first nine months of 1967 were J slightly less than for the same period in 1966, although '. Americans traveled more miles in '67. OPEN TONIGHT IT'S OLD FASHIONED TO STRUGGLE WITH YOUR INCOME TAX Leave those tax worries to us. 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Wanuel Sosa Avila, himself the target of an unsuccessful assassination attempt during the current terror wave, says yes. He claims the plot was latched at last year's meeting of the leftist Latin American Solidarity Organization (OLAS) conference, hosted by Prime Minister Castro in Havana. Yet the Communist-type terrorist, slayings occurred as Cesar Monies, chief of the Rebel Armed Forces—FAR—was reported veering from Castro's export-revolution line to Moscow's softer talk-politics policy. Havana Radio reported after last year's conference that the Guatemalan OLAS delegation including Monies went from Havana to Moscow for orientation. Outside Communist circles, there is no indication of anti- U.S. sentiment in Guatemala. "We are all equal" was the way a taxi driver summed it up, "Guatemalans, Americans, Mexicans, we are all friends." A U.S. ))governm«nt spokesman said, "The tremendous reaction that followed the killing of the Americans attests to the fact that the Guatemalan people were shocked and sad." The military mission has been here since 1956, invited by the Guatemalan government. The functions of the 34- member mission are to extend advisory, training and supply help to the Guatemalan Defense Department. 'There is nothing unusual about the operation," said an embassy spokesman. ' There are similar missions in various Latin American countries." So why were Col. John D. Webber and Lt. Cmdr. Ernesto Munro singled out for death during the height of an urban, guerrilla campaign that has followed the flushing out of leftist guerrillas' from Guatemala's maintains? . One informed source suggested FAB may have slain the Americans "to get into the limelight again and put pressure on Castro to extend more help." Another theory advanced was that FAR and other Communist elements wanted a common cause to heal damaging factional splits. Mountain guerrilla activity in Guatemala has been virtually snuffed out by government forces, with (he resultant urban terrorism. No figures are available on the number of persons killed, but it is generally esti- mated that hundreds have died from bullets the past year. A communique signed by 'AR said that organization killed the two Americans be- :ause the U.S. military mission was helping Guatemala in pursuing guerrillas. Further links between FAR and the slayings occurred the oliowing day. Leonardo Castillo Johnson, 30, son of a well known Communist now dead, was shot >y guards during an attempt to assassinate the police chief. The government described Castillo as a key FAR figure. A recent "AR communique said the ame. classes In the Cleveland, Chip,'-, public school system, Yoder 'rV 7 ceived a B.A. from Baldwin- Wallace College. 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