Independent from Long Beach, California on August 24, 1970 · Page 4
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A-4-- INDEPENDENT (AM) DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO LISTEN TO HER PROBLEMS' (Continued from P; Senate action barring U.S. financial support for Thai or South Vietnamese efforts in behalf of the governments of Laos and Cambodia is "a debilitating factor that could indirectly hurt Ihe security of U.S. forces in Vietnam. "I DOUBT very strongly whether the House will go along with, it," he said. The Vice President indicated tlie Nixon Administration might find some other way to underwrite the proposed dispatch of 5,000 Thai troops to help tlie hard-pressed Lon Nol government, currently fighting Communist attacks on the capital of Plmom Penh. "I don't llu'iik that necessarily troop financing is c r i t i c a l if alternative means of financial relief can be found for the country which would allow it to finance its own troops," he said. "To carry out the Nixon doctrine," Agnew replied to a follow-up question, "the President is going to find whatever means he has to make certain that Hie concept of Lhe doctrine is met." UNDER THE doctrine first enunciated by President Nixon here 18 months ago, tlie United Slates plans to reduce its Far East forces while reaffirming its treaty commitments and helping those allies willing to help themselves Both President Nixon and Adm. John S. McCain Jr., tlie top U.S. commander in the Pacific with whom he met in Hawaii, are very much encouraged by tlie course of events in Vietnam, Uie Vice Presi- · dent said, especially tlie ". Vietnamization program and the strengthened status of tlie government of President Nguyen Van Tliieu. In staling U.S. determination to prevent the Cambodian government of Lon Nol from falling, Agnew said: "We cannot predict in advance, based on the multiple contingencies that one could imagine, exactly what we would do in any given situation. Linda's Mother Takes Big Share of Blame MILFORD. N.H. (UPI) -- Linda Kasabian's mother accepts a large share of the blame for her daughter's involvement in the Tate-LaBianca murders, according to a copyrighted story Sunday in the Boston Globe. Mrs. Joyce Byrd. hi an interview with Globe reporter James Stack, said Linda is "incapable of violence." "A lot of what has happened to Linda is my fault, and in a way tliis makes her story my story, too," said Mrs. Byrd. "Like all teen-agers, Linda had problems but, when she came to me to talk about them, I didn't give her much time. I had five younger children to raise." She said Linde left home at 16 to get married but tlie union quickly ended in divorce. She then lived in a "hippie pad" in Milford for a month. "She told me she had stolen up to tlie house late at night on Christmas Eve to peek through the living Charles Manson visited tlie canyon home of Sharon Tale several weeks before the beautiful actress and four other persons were slain there, prosecution witnesses are expected to testify today as the trial resumes hi Los Angeles. room window at the decorations and tlie gifts under tlie tree. "I was sitting in a chair, wondering and worrying about her, and she was just outside the window, looking in at me and the rest of the family. Both o£ us were crying." But Lin- da went back to the hippie pad. She came shortly afterward, but Mrs. Byrd said she then was very independent. "1 tried to protect her by regulating her life. I told her what to eat, what to wear, what friends she could have . . . It was just one argument after another." Linda, then a heavy-set girl of 17, left New Hampshire to visit her father, Kosaire Drouin, in Miami. "She began taking diet pills to improve her looks," her mother recalled. "She thought if she look three pills at a time, instead of just one, she'd lose weight three times as fast, I think it was in Florida she might have gotlen hung up on drugs." Mrs. Byrd said Linda returned to Ne wHampshire a year later as a slim sophisticate but "couldn't take Milford after Miami" and went to Boston. "She made the drug scene in a big way in Boston. She got hereself arrested in a narcotics raid . . . and I went down there. That's when I met Bob Kasabian for the first time." Mrs. Byrd didn't like Kasabian, b u t t h i n g s seemed better after he and Linda were married. The pair moved to Venice, Calif, but Linda soon be- gan coming home frequently. "She was getting her mother said. However, K a s a b i would call and "propose a trip to Mexico or South America or some other exotic place" and Linda would go back. "The last time this happened . . . he left her in California." "Linda felt thoroughly rejected, as she had so often before, and she turned again to life in hippie communes. She was a setup for Charles Manson and his cultist movement." WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE UNDERWATER p ailt i iers pi an Trial Protest QUAKE FELT IN MONTEREY Outside San Quentiii Prison (Continued from Page A-l) Secretary Melvin Laird. They ail emphasized hhe success of the limited American thrusts into North Vietnamese sanctuaries along the Cambodian borders had made further U.S. ground operations unnecessary. Nixon, beginning a two- week working visit to tlie Western While House, relaxed Sunday with his family at his home overlooking tlie Pacific. Heartened by an indication of a slowdown in price increases, Nixon scheduled meetings here today with ranking government economists and a select group of business leaders. Dr. Paul McCracken, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; Arthur F. Burns, chairman of tlie Federal Reserve Board; Budget Director Paul Schullz, and Treasury Secretary. David M. Kennedy were scheduled President and Mrs. Nixon are expected to attend a special performance of the Civic Light Opera and a dinner at the Music Center in Los Angeles Thursday. The Nixons and several Cabinet members and their wives have been invited to attend a performance of the "Musical Theater Cavalcade." to meet dent. with the Presi- 1N THE afternoon, the Liaison Committee of the Business Council, an independent group of 1(10 businessmen, will meet with Nixon to exchange views about the health of tlie nation's businesses. The White House said Nixon initiated the meeting. He is expected to cite recent government statistics showing an increase of .3 per cent in the seasonally adjusted consumer price index last month as an indication his anti-inflationary politics are working. Coupled with similar figures for the month of June, this represents the smallest two-month rise in Senator Urges U.S. 5 Russ Police Mideast Cease-Fire "THAT KIND of diplomacy is very dangerous, and I wouldn't undertake it," he went on. Asked if (lie support the U.S. might provide included troops if requested by Lon Nol, Agnew replied: "No, I think I made it perfectly clear that I wouldn't attempt to anticipate the contingent situations that may arise. "They're multiple and it would be the worst kind of speculative answer to say what we're going to do under a given set of circum : slance in Cambodia," he said. The vice president was then asked if this meant he was not ruling out possible use of U.S. troops if the situation deteriorated. Agnew said it depended upon what was meant by deteriorated. "IF YOU meant that if tlie Communist Chinese suddenly attacked Cambodia in force would I commit that we wouldn't do anything about it?" he asked. "I couldn't make that commitment obviously." But he noted the Presi- I dent "has no intention of recommitting U.S. troops into Cambodia and said any South Vietnamese decision about action in that country "has to be left to their diagnosis of what's vital for their own security. "We will not encourage it or discourage it, only insofar as it affects the security o f A m e r i c a n troops," Agnew said. Panthers Released Lack of Evidence i RIVERSIDE ( U P I ) -- ' Seven Black Panthers were free Sunday alter Charges against them of receiving stolen property were dropped because of lack of evidence. MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) -- Sen. Harold Hughes, D- lowa, said Sunday the U.S. and the Soviet Union should establish joint inspection teams to police the Middle East cease-fire and to insure both sides abide by its terms. "Peace talks will never be successful in an atmosphere of uncertainty over c o m p 1 i a n ce with the c e a s e - fire agreement," Hughes said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Minnesota Trade Union Council for Hisladrut, tlie Israeli labor union. Hughes said he and Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., wrote to Secretary of State William Rogers suggesting the inspection teams be "sent along the ground and in small observation planes." In a news conference before tlie speech, Hughes criticized Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's statements that tlie Nixon Administration could circumvent tlie proposed congressional restriclions on financing foreign troops to fight in Indochina. The senator said thd idea of getting around congressional restrictions shows "contempt for the people of the United States." "Congress has an important part to paly in the ztole financing of the war," Hughes said. If tlie Administration took this away, tlie country would have "almost an absolute dictatorship." prices in two years and indicates the annual rate for price increases is now 3.7 percent at the turn of tlie year, the Administration said. Nixon also invited about 70 news executives from the broadcast media and newspapers in 13 Western stales to San Clemenle for day-long briefings by high officials in his foreign policy. The President will host the group at lunch. Tlie meeting is similar to ones held here earlier and in New Orleans. Philippine Boat Sinks, 42 Aboard Saved SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- The burning hulk of an a b a n d o n e d Philippine freighter sank slowly Sunday 1,000 miles offshore while her 42 crewmen and passengers headed safely to port on a military ship. The Don Jose Figueras, her sides glowing "cherry red" from the fire still raging in her hold, listed 30 degrees to starboard and was taking water through a cracked hull, the Coast Guard reported. The 466-foot, 7,673-lon vessel, owned by the Republic of the Philippines, was abandoned Saturday night by her captain and five officers, who had remained aboard in a futile final effort to fight tlie fire. Two passengers, 34 crewmen and a dog ha( taken to lifeboats hours earlier. MONTEREY (UPI) -Residents in a 10 mile area felt a mild earthquake Sunday which occurred beneath Monterey Bay. The 10:53 a.m. temblor measured about 3.5 on the seismograph al UC Berkeley. Santa Cruz police reported 10 telephone calls, Monterey police only two. No damage or injuries were reported. U.S. Sub in Japan Y O K O S U K A , Japan (UPI) _ The U.S. nuclear s u b m a rine Haddock docked at the American naval base Sunday for a two-week call, during which time its 130-man crew will receive rest and recreation leave. 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The move stems from Ihe escape allempl al Marin Counly Court House in San Rafael three weeks ago in whi''h f'" 1 " rpr-'c were killed, including Judge Harold Haley who was trying an inmate chared with assaulting a San Quentin 'guard. The ad hoc group said a , protest rally would start at 1 p.m. in the visitors' parking lot and would be sponsored by the Black Panthers, Los Siele de la Raza, and the Soledad Brothers Defense Committee. Sara Halpern. a spokesman, said speakers would include activist leader Tom Hayden, someone from the Black Panthers not yet determined and a member of the National Layers Guild. Held inside San Quentiii are the three Soledad brothers, socalled because they are charged with killing a guard at Soiedad Stale Prison. They presumably would be among flin ·" {·'l"" 1 ·? oon-f CQC^ sions are held at the prison. One of them, George Jackson, is a brother of Jonathan Jackson, the Pasadena youth whose attempt to liberate ihree oilier prisoners being tried by Judge Haley resulted in the Shootout at San Rafael in which young Jackson was killed. The chief counsel of the Black Panthers, Charles R. Garry, is a member of the National Lawyers Guild. INDEPENDENT Entered as second class matter ol Post Office at Long Beach, Calif. CARRIER DELIVERY MP ° e " th '"" DAILY AND SUNDAY .53.50 S4J.OO By Mail-- UAILY A N D SUNDAY . 4 0 0 SUNDAY ONLY .. .... |$ 21 00 SINGLE COPY IOC SUNDAY ONLY l.» ]j.oj GIANT PORTERHOUSE STEAK DINNER INCLUDES SOUP DU JOUR MIXED GREEN SALAD CHOICE OF DRESSING BAKED POTATO HOT ROLL BUTTER CHOICE OF BEVERAGE DINNER SERVED ANYTIME OPEN 24 HOURS WITH PLENTY OF FREE PARKING NORM'S 1795 LONG BEACH BLVD. PACIFIC COAST HWY. IN LONG BEACH

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