Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 17, 1972 · Page 1
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MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union said today four Soviet! merchant ships were damaged i- (he U.S. bombing raids of he North Vietnamese port of laiphong. U.S. Ambassador Jaob D. Beam was summoned to IB Foreign Ministry ami hand"d an official protest, Tass retorted. According to the official So- iet news agency, the protest aid (lie lives of Soviet crew- nen were put in jeopardy and bat port workers handling cargoes on the Soviet vessels were illed or wounded. Identified The protest note identified he Soviet vessels as the Sim- eropol, the Boris Lavrenev, the Apollo Journey Won't Be Affected by Peeling Paint (Tribun6 photo by Paul Moloney) Not Apollo But Venus NORAD Explains Sky's Bright Light C O L O R A D O SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Norlh A m e r i c a n A i r Defense Command says that a bright light seen above the moon Sunday night posed no threat--it was the planet Venus. . "We've gotten calls from people saying they seen antennas on it," a NORAD spokesman said. "It's not so and it's nothing to worry about." . The bright planet was seen by persons in several d i f - ferent parts of the country during the evening hours. In A r i z o n a , some telephone callers feared the moon was breaking up or that an object was about to strike the moon. Others said they thought it was the Apollo 16 spacecraft. .. In Cambridge, Mass., ' the Smithsonian Astrophysica'l O b s e r v a t o r y ' s satellite tracking service had said that close proximity of Venus and Mars, as viewed from earth, would be visible Sunday near flic moon. The observatory said the phenomenon was the highlight of a week of celestial events where Venus, Saturn, Mars and a bright star 'cluster were within ...a- few degrees, of,each other as viewed from earth, creating a single bright light in the skies. Dr. Bart J. Bok, University of Arizona aslronomer, noted that the moon and Venus line up.17 limes a year but rarely are viewed together because this usually occurs during bright daylight or is visible only in remote areas of the earth. Sakata Urges Growers To Plant Sugar Beets (Editor's note: The following Is an open letter to sugar beet growers from Robert Y. Sakala, Brighton sugar beet grower and chairman, of the board of Great Western Producers Cooperative, which for some time has been negolialing wilh Great Western United Corp. for Ihe purchase of Ihc Great Western Sugar Co. Sakata indicates favorable progress toward the purchase and urges growers to plant all the licets they can lo promote the industry. The letter is reprinted with permission from Sakata.) "Dear Sugar Beet Growers: "On Sept. 15, 1971, we initialed an ambitious undertaking. We resolved in our hearts and determined wilh our minds that we would purchase flic Great Western Sugar Co. We recognized the enormity of the task inside The Tribune (40 Pages) Abby _ 28 Alsop Column - 4 Amusements _ _ 31 Boyle's Column .._:._ 30 Classified Pages _ 35-3B Comics ._ -- 3 0 Crossword 30 Editorial Page 4 Heloise 25 Horoscope 29 Hospital dismissals' _... 8 Letters to Tribune 4 Markels - --....'. M Obituaries . . 6 Sports 26, 32-34 TV and radio logs _ 30 Wcalhcr 8 Women's Pages 17, 25, 28-29 Twfay'i Press Run: 17,449 and staled that it would test the ! neasure of us as men. "Hie reasons we desire to own iur processing facilities have been stated lime and time again. The essence of these reasons is thnl we are aware that 10 one will look out for our nlcrests belter than we ourselves. It is (he only way lhat vc can improve significantly our own economic position. These reasons have not changed. "As you know, on March 24, 072, we announced the withdrawal of our $30 million "book value" offer to Great Western Jnilcd Corp. for the purchase of he Great Western Sugar Co. We advised we would be willing o resume negotialions only after GWU privided positive assurance of willingness lo sell. \'ow, as you have witnessed in recent newspaper reports, our patience and hard work is yielding results. Directors of 3WU and of our cooperative are sincerely and seriously negotiating a Iclter of intent and the final process for the qrmvcrs to acquire CW Sugar has begun. "There is a lot of work facing us, bill we have never b e e n closer lo owning our processing facilities. For perhaps the first lime we, as growers, have united to accomplish a goal lhat will benefit all of us. There had been hints, from some who for Iheir own personal reasons did not want to see us succeed, that we would break .: C K | not. One fine example of the integrity and re- r.oi.e o' growers was exhibitor! in the area of dcduclions from our beet checks. We have ha( five, only live out of nearly 6,000 growers or landlords, ask for ne r money back, and each had a valid reason. All but one were giving up farming or moving lo another part of the country. Our growers have much stronger principles than some would have thought. "We have had our opposition )ut we have our friends. There lave been from the beginning lirectors on GWU's I»ard who jelioved it was in the best in crests of Unitcd's stockholders inri the growers for the sugar company fo be sold lo Ihi growers. The majority of Unitct lircclors have now indicalct hey agree, and lo sell for bopl vaiuc in cash or casl equivalent. "My friends we have now an excellent chance of owning th' "ireat Western Sugar Co. h; iroccssing lime this year. I .fill he our company. Plant al he sugar heel acreage you an able lo. There are poor co-op and there are great ones. Suga beels are our "lifcblood." Le us make this a grea cooperative." Women's League Criticizes RSA Measure IMiNVKR (Al) - 'Hie block adc o! a hill authorizing Ih creation and operation of re gionnl service aufhorilies in volving Denver and its metro polilnn area was criticized undemocratic by the League o Women Voters today. Mrs. Ann Herbert,, local gov crnment chairman of th league, aimed her criticism the ! louse Rules Committe which has the bill. The meas ure passed the Senate 25-8 an was approved by (he House Lo cal Government Commute April 13. She said "it is slriclly per missive legislation allowing a nreas of the stale flexibility I form service authorities pa tcrnetl to individual needs." Saturday, Ihc House passed bill allowing regional scrvic authorities to be cslablishec but excluding Denver and surrounding counties. Written by Hor«t Grccky in 1171 AND THE GREELEY REPUBLICAN OL.44 NO. 14* GREELEY, COLORADO 80(31 MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1971 WEEKLY TRIBUNE ESTABLISHED 18?a Soviets Say Four Ships Hit in Haiphong Raids Samuil Marshak and the Sel- mdzha. Hanoi's official Vietnam News Agency reported the Simferopol, hit on Sunday and s a i d one crewman was wounded. The protest said the vessels were anchored at Haiphong at the time of Sunday's raids and "sustained damage--numerous holes, in the cabins of (he crews in parlicular." Tlie dock workers were killed or wounded while on board the Soviet ships, it added. Tass quoted (he protest as saying: "These piralic actions of the U.S. Air Force are a crude violation of the generally accepted standards of international law and freedom of shipping. The U.S. government bears full responsibility for these provocative actions of U.S. armed forces and (he possible dangerous consequences of such actions. Protests Action "The U.S.S.R. Minislry of Foreign Affairs, on instructions from the Soviet government, protests lo the U.S. government about (he criminal act against the Soviet merchant ships in Iho port of Haiphong and insist* on Hie immediate adoption by U.S. authorities of strict measures lo prevent the recurrence of such provocations in the future." Earlier in the day, Eastern By BILL STOCKTON AP Sci«nc* Writtr SPACK CENTER, Houston AP) -- Engineers on earth aid today ,the peeling on the uter coating of the Apollo 16 unar lander involved a protec- ive paint and that the condi- ion would not affect the mis- ion. And the Apollo astronauts iiirtled onward toward a land- ng Thursday on the moon's mountainous rooftop. A Manned Spacecraft Center spokesman said engineers were certain that th? flecks.'-seen Breaming into apace Sunday night by the astronauts'were lakes of thermal paint. "Analysis shows the flaking will not affect the mlssionj" a pace center spokesman said. Nothing Amlti Astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. Duke Jr. en- ered Orion Sunday night a day ahead of schedule to turn on he lander's systems and conduct an inspection. Nothing was ound amiss and no plans were made to alter the mission. The fiakes were seen coming rom several square feet of (he skin near Orion's reaction con- rol system fuel tanks. Severa anels of the skin were flown rom Cape Kennedy, Fla., to Jrumman Aircraft facilities at Jethpage, N.Y. for tests. Engineers concluded that for some unknown reason the painl vas peeling off but that i' vould have no effect on Orion's systems as it sat on the moon. They said the paint was ap- ilicd as a precaution in case Apollo 16 had to be launched a day late. The sun's angle in the unar highlands would have ieen higher as a result and the experts wanted some added protection for the craft. A d d i t i o n a l tests were )lanned, including wiping the anels with different solvents and then simualling the vacu im and temperatures of space n test chambers. While the experts pondered ;he trouble early tociay, the as ironaufs slept. Capsule communicator Tony England, an astronaut, awak ened them at 12 p.m. EST with cheery call and received a groggy reply. "Everything looks fine u| Ihcre from down here," Eng land said. 'Oh yes, sure heals work,' came the mumbled reply. "I'd hum something for you to wake you up but I've got tin ear," England said. Young said he got seven hours of sleep and Djke report ed five hours shut eye. Navy LI. Cmdr.'Thomas K. Mattingly II logged six hours but com plained of awakening everj hour. Young reported his sleep "(n best ever in space flight." The skin problem was th U. S. Won't Let South Viets Fall to Reds, Says Rogers Weather NORTHEAST COLORADO Mostly cloudy and colde lonighl and Tuesday. Chance o showers Tuesday. Low lonigh in the Ms. High Tuesday 43-S5 Precipitation probability 20 pc cent lonighl and 3D per ccn Tuesday. rst flaw in an otherwise per- ect mission that began at 12:54 .m. EST Sunday when a tow- ring Saturn 5 rocket thundered lie astronauts into space. Apollo 16 was so precisely on ourse Sunday night that a planned midcourse correction was canceled. The iislronauls will have an opporlunily to perform a course correction tonight and again Tuesday ami Wednesday before, firing fheii (Continued on Page C) icrmany complained that U.S. jlanes damaged one of its freighters in Haiphong. It said some crewmen were wounded. U.S. sources in South Vietnam say North Vietnam gets about 85 per cent of its war materiel from the Soviet Union. The United States has said it had carried out attacks on Hai- phong and near Hanoi Sunday as a retaliation for the Norlh Vietnamese offensive, in South Vietnam that began March 30. The Soviet government made an official protest against the U.S. escalation of the air war on Sunday. .It did not mention the ships then. Today Pravda followed up with a strong attack. But (here was no mention yet of President Nixon's trip to Moscow next month. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Jerry W. Friedheim said U.S. pilols were given "specific, selected targets" and Hint these did not include ships in Haiphong harbor or "immediate port facilities." Friedheim refused to comment direclly on charges Hint U.S. warplanes hit Soviet ships in the harbor, saying that this is now a mailer for Hie Stale Department. WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sec- etary of State. William P. Ro- ;ers said today the Nixon Administration "has no Intention o permit South Vietnam to he aken over by force." Rogers said (he United States will not permit the North Viet- amese offensive to succeed. Rogers said the air offensive against Haiphong and Hanoi is n keeping with President Nix- prior assertions that the Jnited States would not permil orth Vielnam to take advan- age of tire withdrawal of U.S. orces. Before. Senate Panel Tlic Secretary of Slate ap- eared before the Senale Foreign Relations Committee to defend the Administration foreign aid budget but immediatc- y was quizzed by Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., about re- lewed American assaults in ^forth Vielnam. Fulbright said he did not hink that the interest of the United Slates merited such a counter reaction. Rogers said there are three purposes primarily for the re- icwed air and naval strikes against North Vietnam: 1--To protect American roops still in South Vielnam. 2--To make certain that the vlthdrawai of American forces can continue. 3--To give South Vietnamese chance lo defend themselves against the massive invasion. No Ground Forces Rogers said the United Stales does not intend lo reintroducc ground combat forces into the action in Vietnam hut that Ihc air and naval strikes should make clear to the other side :hat America is going to fake any action necessary to support c people of South Vielnam." Rogers said that although 450,000 troops have been with ·Irawn from the Vietnam conflict, there are still BS.OUfl Americans there. If the Communists took over South Vietnam militarily," he said, "what about the 85,000 still there?" Rogers said that the new North Viclnamn offensive, involving 12 of its 13 divisions, shows that the North Vietnamese were "lying to their teeth 1 in tneir claims that there were no Norlh Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam. Fulbright said he could not understand how the new attacks on North Vietnamese supply bases promote the Inleres of the United States with Russia and China. Rogers responded that the President's record is gorxl. He said the Adminisfratioi was severely criticized h; members of the commiltcc fo Incursions into Laos and Cam jodia on grounds that it would make it difficult lo improve rc- alions with China. Jle said that the President's ecent successful visit to Pc- ing showed that ent was right." "the Presi- Rogers called Hie North Viet namese drive into the South "naked aggression of the mos flagrant type. "The South Vietnamese havi risen lo the challenge; Urn; (Continued on Page 6) However, he suggested that IB heavy Communist anliair- raft artillery and surface-to-air lissiles fired at the attacking ... lanes could have fallen in the'' arbor, possibly hitting some hipping. Nixon Will Visit Poland WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres- dent Nixon will visit Poland tfay 31 and June 1 following his rip to Russia and Iran, the Vhlle House announced today. The official invitation to the resident to como to the Polish 3 eople's Republic was extended personally lo the President at lie While House this morning iy Polish Ambassador Wilold franipcyznski. The White House said this compiles the Presidential trip linerary, with no other stops contemplated for Nixon's May- June journey, which will start 'n Moscow on May 22. An advance parly of 25 that vill make technical arrangements for President Nixon's .rip left early tills morning from Andrews Air Force Base. Deputy Press secretary Gerald L. Warren said the Polish ambassador extended "a warm Invitation," which President Nixon accepted and preparations for the Moscow trip were continuing oh schedule. He said there was no indication that developments in V.ictnam were affecting the plans. Nixon is due to slop In Salzburg, Austria, on his way lo the Soviet Union and (o go lo Iran for a visit at Hie conclusion of his liiissinn trip.' Ho will go lo Poland from Tehran, Warren said. ACCIDENT VICTIM RECEIVES AiD The viclim of an ,-mlo accid'.'nl on highway .14 six miles west of Grccley Saturday nighl, lirad Kdwiird Sullivan, IB, »f Lovclaiul, re- reives an inlravcmms solution lo help re- place blmxl loss and aid shock. Sullivan was trapped in the auto for two hours before being taken to Weld County General Hospital In critical condition. (Tribune pho- lo hy Mike Pelers)

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