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Don Urges Special Session to Match Highway Funds men By RICHARD CHARNOCK · ' ~ Gov - Do " Samuelson today told the first Lef?islature ° a lax c r e At (he same time, the chief executive told the lawmakers at rank^U^cIT," 1 "* "° use ot ^esentatives to "close Xtome 1CS C ° rreCt their ^"» mistakes its miS eStIy f k , tWS e * tra -o^ry session to complete ° " S h 0 r l ° -° r tteiraceom Plishmentsatthe record, . lon - said he couldn't understand their Then he put before them in a brief, live-page speech the appropriations he sought in the 13-item call for the special session. These included: --Restoration of stale authority to participate in the federal "Title 19" program of medical assistance to the aged but appropriation mainly of "necessary fluids" to make it work. -Appropriation of $3.25 million to match $14 million in federal highway funds the next two years, raising the necessary money through a one-cent increase in the gasoline tax, -Payment of a $362,000 fire-fighting bill from last summer and creation of an interim committee to study present policies and practice for fire protection on stale land. -Separate allocation of $80,000 from the welfare bud- gel to fund the new commission for the Blind. -Making clear the legislative intent toward the matter of "continuing education" for adults, a program not funded by (he regular session. --An additional appropriation of $14,000 for the Department of Civil Defense and Disaster Relief. "Construction and maintenance of a modern highway system in Idaho Is an absolute necessity," Samuelson said. "Few highway users will object to paying a liny Increase in fuel price, since collectively such a slep will speed the compledon of the highway program. "This is an issue we must face squarely," he said. "It Is a responsibility we cannot evade. Good roads and highways always result in a more prosperous community and state." Without additional state funds, he said, the Highway Department will lose $14 million in federal road funds the next two years. He suggested, raising the state tax on gasoline to seven cents a gallon from six as of next Jan. 1. He said this would provide $3.25 million- sufficient to match all available federal monies. Former speaker of the House Pete T. Cenarrusa, R-Carey, rapped the House to order and LI. Gov. Jack M. Murphy, Shoshone, called the Senate to order at 9 a.m. House members then swore ID two new members-- Reps. John George, R-Shoshone, and Wayne Hall, R-Pocatello -before electing Rep. William J. Lantiog, R-Hollister, speaker. Cenarrusa resigned from the legislature May 1 to become secretary of state, thus creating a vacancy In the speakership. Lanling, «, a rancher serving his tilth term, was nominated over Reps, H, Fred Koch, R-Boise, and Harold Snow, R-Moscow, Sunday night to fill the vacancy. George replaced Cenarrusa as a legislator. Hall was named to succeed Rep. W.H. (Pete) Jensen, D-Pocatello, who resigned after the regular session. Lanting said he felt the gasoline tax question- twice rejected by the House in regular session-- would be "rough." Ke said a hearing tentatively was scheduled on it for Tuesday morning. Samuelson asked the lawmakers to do their work in three days. Lanting estimated it would lake three to five. SAIGON (I'PI)-About 600 Viet Cong today attacked the headquarters of the largest U.S. tank force in Vietnam. The Americans killed at least 45 and sent the surviving guerrillas fleeing fortheirlivesintojungles near Saigon. The Communist battalion poured mortar, recoilless rifle and machinegun fire into the base camp of the llth Armored Cavalry Regiment and then charged, hoping apparently to smash the American force helping to clear the Saigon area of Viet Cong harassment. But the tankers manned their guns in a blazing hour-long fight. They sent gunships overhead pouring "galling gun" machinepn fire af the Communist gunners and called down U.S. artillery fire only 50 yards in front of them to halt the charging Communists. The fight cost the tankers eight Americans killed and 31 injured. But it raised lo at least 335 the number of Viet Cong killed as U.S. Army forces north and east of the South Vietnamese capital slashed into the. ranks ot long-unchallenged guerrilla elite units. Below Saigon, in the oozing swamps of the Mekong Delta, a U.S. Army 9th Infantry Division patrol ran into a "sizeable force" of Viet Cong dug into bunkers today. The Communist machineguns pinned down the patrol and shot down four helicopters trying to reach them, spokesmen uald. But two U.S. infantry companies stormed into the fight and drove the Communists tack to a river bank. Pushing forward, the U.S. reinforcements slashed the Communist line into bits and, as dawn broke, was wiping them out. The fighting today followed the killing of 222 Communistsin one day just 50 miles north of Saigon. A U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division force had walked into a Viet Cong trap. But they blasted their way out, steamrollering lha guerrillas. Airman Cited CALDWELL (UP!) - An Air Force pilot from Caldwell has won the Air Medal at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam for meritorious achievement In his F4C Phantom n plane. Capt. Jerry R. House, son of Mrs. Clara A. House, Caldwell, was cited for his airmanship and courage. VOL. XLVUINO. 278 'An Independent Daily Newspaper Dedicated to Community Progress" NAMPA, IDAHO, MONDAY, JUNE 19,1367 14 PAGES 10 CENTS MISS IDAHO for 1967 is Kristine Inez Phillips of Rupert, a sophomore at Utah State University. (Staff Photo) '67 Miss Idaho Sets High Coal By BARBARA ROBERTS BOISE - "Winning Miss Congeniality in my local contest meant just as much to me as winning the title," the blonde- haired, green-eyed Miss Rupert, Kristine Inez Phillips, said dur- Rubber Workers To Strike AKRON, Ohio (UPI)-Some 3,100 members of the United Rubber Workers have voted to strike the fourth of Akron's "big five" rubber companies -- the General Tire and Rubber Co. UP.W locals voted Saturday to strike General's Waco, Tex,, plant at midnight tonight and its Akron operation at midnight Wednesday. The walkouts will raise to 54,100 the -number of URW members on strike. Contact talks between the union and the "big five" were to resume today after a weekend recess. The union struck Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., B. F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Co., and Uniroyal, Inc., April 20 when its contract expired. ing the personality interviews of the Miss Idaho Pageant Saturday night in Capital Higliauditorium. "Working with the other girls for more than a month without getting on their nerves indicates that maybe I'm a truly kind person," she said. Minutes later, the judges bestowed Miss Phillips with another title - that of Miss Idaho, 1961. Miss Phillips, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R.C.Phillips of Rupert, picked up two other honors during the pageant. She won the preliminary swimsuit competition Thursday night and the talent contest Friday night. Her talent consisted of a medley of new and old hits, including "King of the Read," played with a Latin beat on the organ. She has played piano 12 years and the organ 8 years. Miss Phillips also won an unofficial title -- that of audience favorite. Each time she appeared, the near capacity crowd indicated that it had already picked the winner. Tho eighteen-year-old miss is a sophomore at Utah State University. She stands five-feet- seven-inches, weighs a slender 120 pounds and measures 36-22-36. After the official program was BLUE FLU CURED IN DETROIT DETROIT (UPQ-A court order and a stern warning from Mayor Jerome Cavanagh today proved to be the medicine to cure a three-day (blue flu)strike by Detroit policemen. Cavanagh warned the "sick" officers who were demanding more pay, they could face jail sentences for staying off the job and ignoring the temporary injunction. Michigan law forbids strikes by municipal employes but the statute does not provide any penalties. At the height of the "strike", more than 300 officers scheduled for duty failed to show up for work. The 4,000-man police department scheduled 12-hour shifts (o take up the slack. Absenteeism was reported only "slightly above normal" late Sunday. The back of the strike apparently had been broken. Detroit Police Officers Association President CarlParsel) said Tils"group would fight the injunction, "although we have to obey it." The "sick call" strike was started over police officers' demands for more money. Cavanagh said no money was available and pointed out that the officers received a $1,000 raise last year. Russ Boss Blasts U.S. "Aggression 7 * * * * * MIDDLE EAST Johnson Offers Peace Doctrine WASHINGTON (UPI- those who live there." President Johnson today spelled He was critical of the Russian out five major principles needed demand that the Israelis to bring peace to the Middle withdraw so that (he situation East, including an end to the wm ,i(] re turn to that of June 4 arms race and a public before hostilities erupted. "This accounting to the United Na- U n 0 t a presftiptitm for peace, tions on arms shipments to the TRPfor renewed hostilities," he explosive area. Commented. a major foreign policy** Enunciating a five-point ap- Young GOP Opens Conclave OMAHA, Neb. (UPI-The I5lh biennial national convent Ion of the Young Republicans opens here today with a battle expected between conservatives and moderate-liberals. The conservatives appeared to have the upper hand. About 1,500 delegates, alternates, teen-age Republicans and their guests were expected for the start of the convention today. Missile Controversy Flares Heading the list of major speakers during the week-long session are former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, presidential possibles Governors Ronald Reagan of California (Continued on Pg. 2, Col. 1) and George Romney of Michigan, National Committee Chairman Ray Bliss, as well as several senators, congressmen and other governors. In _ r _ speech, Johnson declared that preach to long-range 1 ' the Arabs and the Israelis bear the main responsibility of establishing a long-range peace for their peoples. Johnson advocated that the United Nations require all member nations to report on any arms shipments made into the area to help dampen the chances of a new outbreak of war. He listed an end to the arms race in the area as an Immediate priority and suggested that outside nations such as the United States and the Soviet Union take steps to accomplish this. Speaking to a meeting of educators at the State Department just before the U.N. General Assembly met to hear Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, the President pledged that America "will do its part for peace in every forum, and at every level, and at every hour." But he said there is no escape from this central fact: "The peace of the region depends upon its own people and leaders. What will be truly decisive in the Middle East will be what is said and done by peace, Johnson listed them as the right of every nation in Hie area to national life; justice for refugees; free, maritime passage; limits on "the wasteful and destructive arms race," and "political independenee and territorial iWegrityforall." "These five tfrtnciplesare not new, but they are fundamental, the President said. Monroney Seeks Dodd's Censure WASHINGTON (UPI)-A member of the Senate Ethics Committee said today failure of senators to censure Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn., would set a precedent to "plague this body and all other free legislative bodies for scores of years." INSIDE Sen. A. S. Monroney, said if the Senate allows Dodd's use of political funds for personal expenses "to go unnoticed and unpunished, no other conclusion can be drawn" but thai Senate condones improper conduct. Monroney was the opening speaker at the fifth day of Senate debate on the resolution to censure Dodd. The main charge is diverting political funds to his own use. "The absence of a written rule does not, in my opinion, mean that such a practice Is proper," Monroney said. "The lack of a specific, written rule in no way justifies or excuses improper conduct, especially in this body. "It we accept the right of senators to sponsor their own testimonial dinners, we have embarked down a road that will plague this body and all other free legislative bodies for scores of years." Monroney said sanctioning use of testimonial funds for personal expenses "leads us down a dangerous path for democracy." CLEAR TREASURE VALLEY Clear today through Tuesday. Highs today 92 to 97; low tonight 62 to 68; highs Tuesday 88 to 93. Kosygin Injects Viet War UNITED NATIONS (UPI- Sovlet Premier Alexel N. Kosygin t o d a y condemned American "aggression" in Vietnam and Israeli "aggression" against the Arab states. He said Israel had the full backing of the "imperialist powers" in its military ventures. Kosygin, attending an emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly to ·discuss the Middle East crisis, began his major policy speech with an attack on American policies In Vietnam. He demanded withdrawal of American forces there. Then he turned to Israel and said the Jewish state began the slx-d»y war with 'Unprecedented perfidy." Israel spread "prof use assurances" of its peaceful Intentions, Kosygin said. "A few hours before Jtsattack on the Arab states the Israeli foreign minister virtually swore it had no intention of attacking," he said. "But Israeli pilots already had received orders to carry out attacks on Arab cities. "This is indeed unprecedented perfidy." The Soviet Union demanded the current session after failing to persuade the SecurityCoundl to condemn Israel as an aggressor and to order it to withdraw from conquered Arab territory. Nevertheless, Kosy- gin paid tribute to the Security Council for obtaining the Mideast cease-fire. But "the greater part of the territory of the Arab countries now occupied by Israeli troops was seized after the council demanded the immediate cessation of hostilities," he said. WASHINGTON (UPI) - Red China's unexpected success in exploding a hydrogen bomb seemed certain today to trigger a broad review of the Johnson administration's position against building a costly anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) system. Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, who has long opposed deployment of such a system, postponed leave on an inspection trip to Vietnam during the weekend on (he President's orders. Administration officials denied that news of China's H- bomb blast Saturdas prompted the postponement. But they did acknowledge that the test underlined the necessity for greater progress on Soviet President Wants Talks With Russian Premier WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Johnson has made clear that he is ready to meet with Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin if an agenda can be worked out to cover matters beyond the Mideast situation, U. S. officials disclosed today. Johnson wants any summit meeting with Kosygin to Include talks on specifics such as Vietnam and the possibility of an antlballlstlc missile freeze, In addition to the Mideast crisis, officials said. He also prefers it to be held In Washington or at Camp David, Md, Officials said neither Johnson nor Kosygin had asked formally for a meeting. They said thai Johnson had lei it be known through both public and private channels that he would be happy to see Kosygin If the Russian leader wanted lo seriously discuss a broad range of subjects. American talks about limiting the further spread of nuclear weapons. The United States has been trying--without successsofar-- to get the Russians to engage in talks on limiting the deployment of an ABM system. McNamara has contended that such a system, which would cost the United Slates at least $40 billion, would not be worth the cost. His contention is that an improved offensive weapon would always be able to penetrate it. Administration sources said that the United Slates expected the Chinese lo eplode an H- bomb about this time, but that it would still be several more years before they developed a workable missile delivery system for the sophisticated weapon. McNamara told Congress earlier this year that Red China would not pose a 'significant nuclear threat" to the United Stales until the mid-1970s. The convention, which is expected to have the same flavor as the pro-Goldwater meeting in San Francisco four years ago, could see a battle royal between the conservative and the moderate-liberal factions within the party. New street look. . . Page 3 Poets' Corner Page 5 Almanac Page A l Ann Landers Page AS Classified ads. Pages A2,A3,A4 Comics p ai , e A j Crossword Page Al Deaths Page 2 Dr. Molner p a g c A5 Editorial opinion. . . Page 4 Heloise Page A5 Horoscope Page Al Sports Pages 8,9 Television log. . . . Page AS Women's news. . . Pages 6,7 Shepard Ruling Dooms Church Recall Action BOISE (UPI) - Atty. Gen. Alan Shepard ruled In a lengthy 11 page opinion Saturday thai any effort to recall U.S. Sen. Frank Church, D-ldaho, "Is rot constitutionally permitted." Shepard, a Republican, has been mentioned as a possible conlendcr for the senior Idaho senator's job. "It Is our opinion that the various provisions ofthefederal Constitution Indicate that the recall nf a U.S. Senator is not constitutionally permitted and any attempt to recall said senator is repugnant to thai document and therefore void and of no effect." The "recall Church" movement has been chiefly sponsored by Gene Mlleck, a dog catcher from St. Maries, Idaho. He has vowed a fight through' the courts after two unsucessful ' , p t i n e c y T O P to get a petition on a statewide dale Is Caldwell's Miss Jane Haggard. THe young las waTked ottll TM , ?j£ f n d at Home ' basis to start the recall vote become high point winner In the show. She is Town herewith i two cTh^^ * l °P "«"« t° Procedure. Coke, on the left, and Lee Snipper. Story on »ee 2 * ° rlte horsas ' M W (SUfl Photo)

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