Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 21, 1976 · Page 1
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,Tf^xW3Ut!LS3Stl*!^^ FOHMKH I'.S. PRESIDENT Richard .Vi.von dials with acting Premier Hua Kuo-feng during lea shortly afler the Nixons a r r i v e d in Peking today for a p r i v a t e visit to [he Chinese mainland. The two had tea at the stale guest house where Nixon stayed when he visited China four years ago. President Kord also stayed there in December during his visit to China. (L'PiHliotol China trip returns Nixon to the scene of triumph P K K 1 N C i L ' P I i - Former President Richard Nixon r e t u r n e d lo (he scene of one iif his a d m i n i s t r a t i o n ' s greatest triumphs l a t e l o d a \ . arriving in Peking on the fourlh a n n i v e r s a r y of his historic visit that ended years of S i n o - A m e r i c a n estrangement. N'ixon was greeted by Hua Kuo-feng. C h i n a ' s new a c t i n g premier and a crowd of MO persons. The blue and while American-made Uoeing707 jetliner of China's civil aviation fleet which brought Nixon and his wife from California touched down al Peking airport a( 10:16 p.m. i 7 : l O a . m . MSTi Mrs. Nixon, wearing a green coal w i t h Gulf ready to resume oil drilling in Angola PITTSfiL'lUill U ' P I - Gulf Oil Corp. s a \ s il is seeking direct talks wilh the Siivielbackerl government in Angola to resume drilling in off-shore oil wells in Ihe Angolan enclave of Cahinda. A ( r i i l f spokesman said Friday (he company w a n t s lo ncgoliale Ihe resump- t i o n of operations in the w a r - t o r n former Portuguese colony. The ( l u l f facilities have been shut down because of the c i v i l w a r . "We are a t t e m p t i n g to negotiate with Ihe M P I . A 'Marxist P o p u l a r Movement for ihe Liberation of Angola i." Ihe spokesman said "We h a i e said t h a t we will deal w i l h ihe government in Angola w h e n i l has been generally recnimiy.ed by Ihe world comm u m h Most Western European countries now have extended diplomatic rccognilion to Ihe M P L A . Communist nations recognized the pro-Soviet government f a c t i o n al Ihe outset of Ihe f i g h t i n g . Gulf has 125 wells off (he coast of Angola. Before ihe civil w a r . the wells averaged about 140.000 barrels of oil a day "We are ,it(empiing to reach direct nognlialiniis with the MPLA." the Gulf spokesman said. "We have heard nothing yet. bul ive now are ready to resume operations if this can be worked oul." The Angola operations represent about 8 to toper cenl nf all Gulf overseas profits It is considered a s i g n i f i c a n t Gulf i n v e s t m e n t in t h a t region. fur collar, emerged from the plane first, followed hy her h u s b a n d , who was w e a r i n g .1 gray (opco.ii. The crowd al Ihe airporl. including 51) who have visiled Ihe Uniled Slates since .Vixon's 197;! visit restored partial relations between Ihe two cmmlries. broke into applause. Chinese Foreign Minister Cliiao Kuan- hua and several other Chinese governmenl o f f i c i a l s greeted Ihe former president and introduced him lo some of the people gathered for Ihe informal welcoming. There were no honor guards .is llicre had been for his firsl visit as president. The p l a n e landed in pea-soup fog at Peking airport. The Nixons were slaying al the same guest house (hey occupied in 1972 when Ihe former president met w i t h lale Premier Ctmu En-lai to negotiate the Shanghai communique, still the basic document governing relations between the United Stales and the Peoples Republic of China. Nixon left Los Angeles Friday aboard t h e Chinese jet, accompanied by half a dozen Secret Servicemen and Iwo Chinese- speaking Air Force officers lo help Ihe plane crew wilh n a v i g a t i o n . The plane stopped at Anchorage. Alaska and Tokyo for refueling slops. Chinese and Japanese diplomats gave Nixon a warm reception al Tokyo, bul no one from the American Kmbassy mel the plane. ".-(« Independent Daily .NWs/in/H'r Dnlicalt'il lo Com m u n i f y / VOL I.VIl NO. 272 NAMI'A. IDAHO, SATURDAY. K E B U V A U Y 21, 197G 56 HACKS 20 CENTS "Dangerous storm 7 knifes into Plains Hy United Press Inlcriinliniial Tornadoes struck southeast Missouri early loday unit a dangerous major slorm howled through the Great Plains. Al Icnsl otic person, a seven-year-old hoy, was reported dead in the wake of a tornado which lore up a trailer camp in Poplar B l u f f . Mo., and injured seven others. Tornadoes Imp-scotched the area, r i p p i n g the w i n d o w s out of 40 l o s t ) cars at a car dealership at St. R o b e r t , collapsing the roofs of a beauty shop and ;i howling alley ill Korl Leonard Wood, and damaging SI. Francis Hospital in .Mountain View. A weather observer reported a funnel aloft just a few miles north if l.amherl Field, the airport al St. Louis. To the north of the tornado hell, a snmv storm and howling winds spread a blizzard across northern Kansas and Nebraska and promplcd heavy snow w a r n i n g s for I o w a , southern Wisconsin and portions of Michigan. "This continues to be a dangerous major slorm," warned the National Weather Service in a special forecast. Travelers were told lo listen lo Iheir radios as conditions began lo worsen in many areas. Tornado watches were ordered for northeast Arkanasa. Southern Illinois, extreme west Kentucky and west Tennesee. Severe local thunderstorms were expected in southeast Illinois, southern I n d i a n a , southwcsl Ohio, and Kentucky. The blizzard, spawned in the Colorado Rockies, raged through northwestern Kansas Friday n i g h t . Winds up to 60 mill's an hour cut visibility lo zero in some areas. In Colorado, skiers and farmers welcomed (lie slorm Friday which dumped up lo a tool of snow in some areas Wird gusts reached 70 miles per hour as the slorm ripped across Colorado, causing bliz/ard conditions around the itip(r.uolilnii Denver are.i I n l e r s l a l e 70 from Aurora. Colo., lo the Kansas slate line was closed as was Interstate 25 from south Denver lo Colorado Springs The Colorado Stale Pairol halted all mobile home t r a f f i c out of l.itinar because of the wind gusts. "Weekend skiing is going to be great." said Mama Fleming, an avid skier "This new snow couldn't have c o m e a l a better t i m e . Meanwhile, Colorado agriculture officials said ihe moisture may h a v e saved m a n y w h e a t crop:, in Ihe eastern portion of Ihe stale. "I t h i n k we can (ind a place for every flake." said Krwyn Wille. director of the markets division for the slale Agncul- l i n e D e p a r t m e n t . "It's been lerribly dry over v i r t u a l l y ihe entire slale. I t ' s good for the foothills area, bul the eastern parts the stale need il loo." Wille said the lop soil on much of Colorado's farmland was extremely dry and several days of strong wind could destroy Ihe crops. The I'.S Forest Service issued an avalanche warning for Ihe northern and central m o u n t a i n s . Three avalanches were reported early Friday and Lovclaml Pass was closed due lo a snnwshde. Tornadoes were sighted today al West Plains. Mo., eight miles northwest of Forl Leonard Wood. Mo.. 17 miles northwest of Dyersburg. Tcnn.. and al Fenlon. Mo Some injuries were reported al West P l a i n s and the roof of an in- d u s t r i a l building was torn off in Fenton. Ford offered cabinet posts Rod-tag puzzles Reagan MANCHESTER, N . H . ( U P I i - Honald Reagan says he can'l understand why President Ford now considers him a "right wing radical" because in the past two years he's been offered Iwo cabinet posts in the Ford administration. lieagan rebuffed some of Ford's recent charges with mild chiding Fridav insisting he won't drop his n t h com- mandmenl nol lo speak ill of any Republican during his lasl three (lays of campaigning for Tuesday's New Hampshire p r i m a r y In Washington ihe White Hnnse confirmed that Ford m a d e the offers and said Reagan rejected Ihcni for ··personal reasons." Heagan lold a news conference Ford personally askeri him to fill any of a number of jobs including transportation secretary in lale 1974 and, in the following spring, Donald liumsfclrf. Ihen (he White House chief iif staff, asked him lo lie commerce secretary. "I am a l i l l l e surprisr-d al his statements about my so called extremism since lie asked me lo lake these two cabinel posts." Heagan said. The Ford-lleagan b a i l i e and Ihe g e n t l e m a n l y sparring a m o n g f i v e Democrats in New Hampshire reaches a climax ot sorts tonight. Hengan scheduled a mass rat.'y in !(«·· . M a n c h e £ i ; armovy. Across town in a high school llie Democratic cunU-ndeis w i l l hold Iheir second and final debate in Ihe slale. Ford left the s t a l e Friday, climaxing two days of campaigning w i t h a prediction he will beat Iteagan here next week. Reagan said he isn't making any predictions bul agreed w i t h his advisers t h a t anything over 40 per cenl would tie a good showing against an incumbent President Heagan also responded lo a charge :naile hy Ford campaigning here earlier that a proposal lo invest Ihe Social Security Trust Funds in the stock market was a "back iloor socialism." "It's just a case ol bad briefing of Ihe President by his advisers." Reagan said. "I never advocated investing the fund in a stock market. I merely quoted an economist s a y i n g this was somelhing lhal miglu be done. I don't know if ii's a good idea or not " The live D e m o c r a t s a v o i d e d personalities in Iheir mild campaign. Former Gc-orgia Gov. Lester Maddox came lo Manchester lo describe his successor. J i m m y Carler. as a "liar, a cheat, and the most dishonest man I've ever known " Maddox said Carler was nol a conservative bul a "power hungry radical s o c i a l i s t l i b e r a l . " Carter's press secretary. Jody Powell, dismissed Ihe attack, saying l h a l being called a liar by Maddox "is l i k e being called ugly by a frog " Inside Patricia Hearst ends a lull week o! testimony at hef bank robbery trial and celebrales her 22nd birthday wilh a blunder by the prosecuting attorney Page 5. The author ol this week's Courses by Newspaper article discusses the imposition ol government control on the system ol Iree enterprise and assesses the achievements and failures ol Ihe resulting mixed economy. Page C 5. * · · Nampa High chopped up a 16 point deficit, but couldn't pull ahead ol Pocalello s\ Bulldog Gym Friday n ghl Tonight Idaho Falls is in town Page A-1. Feaiuted information today: Opinion Page 4 Wealher Page 5 Lifestyle Pages 8,9 Selected slocks Page A-12 Comics Page C 8 Obituaries Page A-11 Classified begins Page A 6 Massive security cloaks Irish burial D U B L I N . Ireland U U ' I i The Irish g o v e r n m e n t b u r i e d I r i s h R e p u b l i c a n A r m y hunger slriker Frank Stagg today in a f u n e r a l c o n d u c t e d under massive s e c u r i t y precautions l h a l included a r - mcired cars, helicopters and police. Stagg was buried in the (own of Ballina in County Mayo in a grave dug by Iwo clelectivcs. The rthile pine coffin was cwered w i t h the Irish tricolor. The funeral began in Ihe small village of I loll) mount where Stagg was born 3-i years igo. Only Slagg's '27-year-old widow. Bridie, and a brother and sister, represented the family al ihe ceremonies The rest of the f a m i l y , i n c l u d i n g S l a g g ' s 7 0 - y e a r - o l d mother. Mrs Mary Stagg. obeyed a call from the Provisional I HA lo boycoll what il termed a "charade" Instead. Ihe IMA set the stage for a new confrontation w i t h Ihe government by c a l l i n g for a "mcmnrial service" Sunday al Slagg's graveside. Siagg died Ken. 12 a f t e r a 01-day hunger s t r i k e m Wakefield jail where he was s e r v i n g a 10-year sentence b e g u n November. 1973. on conviction of conspiracy lo commit arson and cause c r i m i n a l damage, and of managing and controlling the Coventry unit of Ihe illegal I R A . Slagg. the I l l h Irishman lo die in a hunger strike in this century, asked his IRA comrades So give him a m i l i t a r y style funeral w i i t i a procession from Dublin to Mayo. Rut the government stepped in eo prevent the funeral being used as a flag- waving p a r a m i l i t a r y demonstration. M ordered the plane carrying Slagg's body home from England lo land at Shannon airport rather t h a n Dublin and placed the coffin under police and m i l i t a r y guard first at Shannon, them in Ihe small parish church al llollymouin. The mile-long cortege, led by an army scour car and armored car and followed by ln:ckloaris of soldiers, was me! al Leigue Cemelery by ;h e I f e v . M a r t i n K e a v e n v who conducted the graveside ceremonies' Site problems plunge vet school into limbo By HickCoffman CALDWELL - What has seemingly been assured for Ihe city of Caldwoll for the past 15 months - a veterinary medicine referral clinic at Ihe Caldwcll Agricultural Research Station on I0(h Avenue -- is now very much in doubt w i l h a determination on its fale lo come cither March -t or ~-i And paralleling (he vet school decision is a possible change in Ihe complexion of Ihe agricultural research stations at both Caldwell anil Parma The Slate Board of Education al its March meeting will likely shed light on both issues, according to Janel Hay. Nampa, chairman of ihe board. Ironically, she is lo be in Caldwcll Monday speaking to (he Chamber of Commerce nnnnhrcnkcr luncheon and her lopic will be Ihe pros and cons of proposed changes for Ihe veterinary clinic as well as the agricultural research stations. Al (his poinl the board is mulling over the notion of closing completely the Caldwell research station, relocating the vcl clinic that'was (o he loc.iled there, keeping open the Parma station but moving some of the professional people stationed there and looking for a locale for a caltle forage program. All (his has come as quite a shock In Caldwell people involved in promoting Ihe vcl clinic site to Caliiwell. As recently as one week ago Dr. Krnesl Hartung, presidenl of the University of Idaho, said the clinic would he located in Caldwell. The referral clinic is the heart of Ihe issue al this juncture. The clinic is Ihe result of a joint efforl between the University of Idaho and Washington Slate University to bring more students into the veterinary medicine school al Pullman. Idaho students traditionally have nol had a lol of success getting into vet schools bul WS'J's need-a location for large animal training for its sludcnls -- and Ihe availability of such a site in Idaho -- (he Caldwell re-search facility -- made possible the cooperative venture. WSU and Idaho worked oul an agreement whereby students in the program would be housed at (he College of Idaho, use Ihe library facilities at Ihe C of I and receive targe animal training at Ihe clinic on lOlh Avenue which was to be Imill .it a cos! of Jl.l million. While Ihe program can go ahead even wilh a clinic site change, according lo Mrs. Hay, there hasn't been a decision made yet. "That will come March -I or 5," she said. Why a changf? What precipitated the possible change in plans? And where will the vel clinic be located? Also, what about Ihe Parma and Caldwell ag stations and Ihe cattle forage program? For years Ihe University of Idaho thought il owned llie land where Ihe Caldwell slalion sils. However, during Ihe process of applying for a federal grant it was discovered that the Slate Land Board owns Ihe property. Combine lhal fact wilh Ihe Idaho Legislature's expressed desire to consolidate services as much as possible whenever possible and (he seed was planted, according to Dr. Floyd Frank, dean of the veterinary science deparlmenl al Moscow. Mrs. Hay commented lhat the board is now looking seriously al pulling the calllc forage program and the vcl clinic on the r.OO-acre foi mcr dairy farm located at Ihe Idaho State School and Hospital. "11 seems like a natural combination," she said hut added, "I wanl to emphasize ilia! no decision has been made al this poinl." Since the university doesn't own ihe land where Ihe Caldwell s(a(ion is located, "we would have to purchase (he land for Ihe vcl clinic," said Harlung. "On Ihe other hand the legislature could give us the land al Nampa. And there is a lot of legislative pressure (o consolidate in one plnce. The place in HiLs case is Nampa." Turning to the ag stations in Parma and Caldwell, a Parma researcher said Ihe latest plan he has heard about involves a complete phase out of Ihe Caldwell facility with the ^ np ' 0 ^ ssiw - vh( ' in f! "located at the College nf He said the Parma slalion would remain open under Ihe some 77 ·""' P rofMsi9nal We «'°u!d be moved inlo some son of joint cpcralion wiiii the displaced Catdwel 1 employe, "at the college ,C of I i if i, can be worked ou. " · ' lhfl slalc bnard hils a p o i n t a sub- nm : i, · , ils appon a sub- ommmee to look mto Ihe mailers of Ihe ve, clinic and the ag hie ' , r 0 " hiations a r e "*i"g TMd- now. There have been a lot of new developments since Ihe Caldwell site was originally chosen in ,975. \Ve have the title problem with the ush b - v ihc 1?gislaiur - t i , a ! T' cral lc S'simors s e e ihe Idaho Stale School and Hospital land - ihe SOQ-acre dairy farm - as a Ijossible so ution "When you are looking for alternatives ,o 'he present situation. Ihe Nampa site comes to mind The agricultural stations as well as the ve. clinic and the ca tie forage program could he pul there " llanung for one, is a bit puzzled over Ihe proposed move 'One week ago I was asked about a possible move toNamna and said ihere wouldn't be one. I. wa^my underslanriingThen that Ihe vclcnnary clinic would be in Caldwell regardless of 'li'iilimietl on Page 31

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