Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 15, 1969 · Page 19
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 19

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, October 15, 1969
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Army To Supply All Units High-Velocity M-16 ; By TED SELL The Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON - The Arm has quietly decided to equip iii coriibal units with the once-con trovcrsial M-1C rifle, virluall, .abandoning the type of weapoi forced upon North Atlantii Treaty Organization allies in lln 1950s. The decision was made las month by Gen. William C.'Wcst moreland, Army chief of staff but not announced. The A r m y , said negotiations will be undertaken with Euro pean allies to feel out ihei: position on the shift away fron the heavier M-14 rifle whicl use's a standard NATO 7.02-MiV cartridge, basically a 30-calibei round similar to those of Work War H. The small-bore, higli-velocilj M-16 uses a 5.56-mm round, basically a 22-calibcr. In December, 1%5, Gen Westmoreland, then commander o U.S. Forces in Vietnam, obtained Pentagon permission to equip all U.S. ground units Vietnam with M-lCs. But the Army ruled Ihcn that units not committed to Southeast Asia would retain the older M-14. Ironically, when NATO discussions were held in the 1950s over standardization of small arms ammunition, Britain and other European allies wanted to adopt a small-bore, high-velocity weapon similar to the M-16. But the United States insisted on the heavier 7.62-mm ammunition. The U. S. argument was that the larger caliber was necessary to avoid being outranged by standard Soviet 30-caliber weapons. But the Soviet army then went to a low-velocity 30- caliber cartridge which lacked accuracy beyond 400 yards -while the 7.63-mm NATO round was designed for accuracy up to 1,000 yards. The M-lG's 5.56-mm round is considered accurate up to GOO yards. The cost of the conversion has not been computed. All of the roughly 11 U. S. division forces in Vietnam have been equipped with the M-16 already, as have South Korean and Vietnamese allies. That leaves approximately 14 other division forces in the United Slates and abroad which will receive M-IGs later. M-14s, the Army .said, will be retained only for use by base operating troops, administrative units and the Reserve Officers Training Corps. THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPECIAL Corned Beef and Cabbage 1.10 Serving 11:30-1:30 HAVE YOU? Made Your Christmas Party Reservations Yet. RAMADA INN 9 Hlway 85, Evans, 353-5900 Altogelher, 1.38'million of-the duced or under contract They M-HS were produced before the ' ' ' are being produced at a rate of betler than 70,000 a month. , . -----, In October, 19G7, a special I mat lime, the Army bought House Armed Services subcom- lasl of four production lines closed down in June, 1964. M-IGs only for use by small Green Beret " - - Green Beret Special Forces shortcomings in the M-16 pro- units, and the Army's two air- gram after charges were made borne divisions. As'late as November, 1965, only 200,000 had been produced -- by Colt -which included 110,000 for the Navy, Coast Guard' and Air Force, which earlier adopted Ihe weapon for use by air base :iolice. ·roops in Vietnam with the wea- ion, production soared. Two additional production lines were opened. So far, about $240 -mil- ion has been spent or obligated 'or about 1.5 million M-IGs pro- mittee blistered the Army for gram after charges were made of combat failures. A major reason for battle failures was traced to ammunition with which the weapon had not undergone testing and which caused fouling of the mecha- ism. A shift to different ammuni- tlie decision to equip lion, extensive attention to a rifle-cleaning education program for soldiers and use of a different metal lining in the weapon has eliminated most problems. The advantage of the M-16 Reply Came As a Surprise By DON OBERDORFER The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- Randy 3. i'icks was parsing verbs in his ? rench class Monday when a man from the White House sum- noned him outside, asked ' to see his identification and then iresented him with a two-page etter on green tinted stationery rom President Nixon reiterat- ng the Presidential stand on he student anti-war mora- orium. To say that the Georgetown iophomore was the most sur- )rised man in Washington is Hitting it mildly. Randy has ieen busily sending off letters 0 presidents, secretaries of late, senators and such for 11 ·ears now, since he was eight fears old, and while he's had 1 few replies none had previ- msly been delivered by White louse courier. Randy had also written to nost of the crowned kings of lie world in his capacity as an ivid monarch-watcher and or- janizer of the Student Monarch-j st Society -- he is known as the Monarchist" at Loyola fall, where he lives alone in a ourlh-floor room -- but none of :ie royal replies cause a stir o match the one awaiting.him londay. About the time the Nixon let- er was being delivered to him, . and Randy's own note were icing released at the White louse in a news release liead- d, "Exchange of letters be- ween the President and Randy '. Dicks." Within a half-hour, a lack of reporters plucked the low-famous Randy from class o give his reaction. Before he ;new it, lie was standing in ront of five microphones, three letwork television cameras, a lozen reporters and nearly 100 curious students on the campus jreen, speaking for himself and n a sense for the students of America about the sentiments expressed to him by Nixon. I was surprised but pleased hat the President responded lo ny letter," he said. "His re- :ponse did not change my opin- 011, though. I still don't think ic should have said what he lid (at his last press conference)." Nixon, it will be recalled, had mounced Sept. 26 that he would it lie affected "whatever" by student protests against the . Randy explained Monday that he waited almost 10 days to see if Nixon would clarify or withdraw his remark and then when no further word was forthcoming -- composed his respectful but forceful statement that a president should take note of the will of the people, and mailed it to the White House. Somebody in the While House mail room selected Randy's as one of (he student letters about the war to be brought to the attention of presidential advisers and ultimately Nixon. Presidential aides said Monday it had been selected as the vehicle for Nixon's public declaration because it was short and to the point. The White House had no information about Randy and did not ask his permission before publishing his correspondence with Nixon. "I'm in favor of American withdrawal from Vietnam as soon as possible, but I have no solutions myself," the new campus celebrity said Monday. 'He has a student draft deferment from his local board back nome in Canfield, Ohio, and has not previously been prominent in 'anti-war activities. He is not sure what he will do in Wednesday's demonstration. The young monarchist explained to newsmen that while kingship is "the superior form f government," he does not avor it for the United States. DAILY AT THE GARDEN RESTAURANT | SNAPPY BREAKFASTS j Serving from (i:00 a.m. 'til 11:00 a.m. Groups Welcome 119 18lh St. over the M-14, according to rifle experts, is that it can fire full automatic, weighs less, and its ammunition is about half as heavy as the 7.62-mm. A-soldier can carry twice as many bullets into battle. Probable -reaction of NATO allies is uncertain, considering persuasive efforts by the United States in the 1950s. - . Some European defense ministries are,expected to view the U.S. shift as. an attempt to guarantee a market for American- American parents now face tliej real possibility that their chil-] made M-16s - if the standard dren ma y 8 et hu "g U P on d °P e NATO ammunition position is to If the parent happens to be an be upheld. Some countries may be expected to shift lo a 5.56-mm cartridge such as used by the M-16, but to produce new rifles for it in their own factories. entertainment star, the chances of that danger may well be increased. This was underscored recently with the apparent suicide o! 20-year-old Diane Linkletter. In any event, the shift, if ac- Her father, television star Art companied by efforts to enforce Linkletler, said she plunged six a standardized ammunition re- stories to her dealh while under quirement, is expected to be the influence of LSD. greeted, with dismay because of added financial burdens it will defense budgets are under criticism at home. Two Teens Prevent Suicide of Man, 26 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Milton Harris, 26, despondent orer his brother's suicide a year ago, climbed to the roof of a 40-foot- high church Monday, tied one end of a 20-foot rope to a drain pipe and the other end to his neck--and jumped. Two teen-agers saw him. Gerald Oglesby, 13, climbed up on Ihe roof and cut the rope. Daniel Wolliams, 19, stood below and caught Harris as he fell. Harris was revived by a fire department, resuscitator squad and taken to a hospital in good condition,-with only rope burns on his neck. · " Hollywood Highlights By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer HOLLYWOOD (AI 3 ) - Most in similar communities. But O R K E I - E Y TRIBUNE 1'age 19 "It wasn't suicide, because she wasn't herself," Linkletter place on allies at a time when declared. "She was murdered by the people who manufacture and sell LSD." Earlier this year, Loren Silliphant, 18-year-old son of screen writer Stirling Silliphant ("In the Heat of the Night"), was shot to death during a gathering in his Sunset 'Strip apartment by an intruder who demanded narcotics. A bag containing marijuana was found outside the window. The Hollywood community, with its residential area centered in Beverly Hills, is similar to other centers of affluence in its juvenile problems. It has many directionless young people looking for thrills, and with the money to buy them. Beverly Hills Police Chief Joseph P. Kimble says: "If there is a higher incidence of dope among juveniles in Beverly Hills, it is not much higher than Since the people elect the presi dent here, he said, that officia properly should be affected by student demonstrations anc other indications of nationa sentiment. Randy is beardless, bespectacled and conservatively dressed -- he may not be typical of campus activists. University . officials learned :hat Nixon.had'written a letter ,o a Georgetown student, they began calling Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) leaders, student body'.chiefs' anc other known activists on that campus in search of an advance copy. Nobody thought to ask the organizer of the Student Monarchist Society. Television Rev/ew By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television Radio Writer TV Watcher Kills Crying Infant NEW YORK (AP) - A year-old laborer smothered and killed his infant daughter with his hand when her crying interfered with his television watch _, then slashed his wrists in despair, police said. Ronald. Fliiellen's wife, Sandra, found him lying in the Hv- ng room of their Bronx home when she returned early Monday. He was conscious and told callpolice, she said. Police found the baby, Rhonda, 11 months, dead in her bed. there can be no doubt t h a t the problem exists." Where do youths get dope? "Mostly from other kids," Chief Kimble said. "The hollow-eyed, furtive, 50-year-old fiend who pushes dope on young people is pretty much a tiling of the past." In other words, a Beverly Hills youth who wanted to experiment with dope would not have much trouble finding it? "I think this is an accurate statement," the police chief said. There are indications that the children of the famous may be more susceptible to the use of drugs than others their age Stars lead busy, self-centered lives that allow little time to listen to children's problems. Multiple marriages leave children to grow up with governesses and step parents and at boarding schools. Their playground becomes the discotheques of Beverly Hills and hippieland of Sunset Strip: Many become involved with the rock music world, where pot and LSD are a way of life, young people face I search for identity, but this 'quest seems more acute with stars' children. Their parents' fame is constantly a factor lo be dealt with. Arl Linklelter touched upon [his as he discussed his daughter's problems: "There was always the family name lo con- lend with--you know how hard .hat can be. You're prejudged by everyone. All my kids have so-and-so's son. He becomes a :iad to adjust lo it, having that name riding on lop of them." Oilier famous children have recently made news because of drugs. Kent Lane, 27-year-old son of Rhonda Fleming, admitted last in an interview that he iiad used marijuana and LSD. He recalled confessing it to his molhcr Iwo years before: "I wanted to shock Mother--hit her right between the eyes. I wanl- cd her attention, even if it hurl. I hurt; loo." 1 wanled her lo hurt, Lane, now a promising actor, said he had rid himself of the use of drugs. He touched on some of the reasons for his usage: "I spent my childhood being t e r r i b l y confused. Mother wasn't there much, and that wasn't fair to cither of us My father was a snapshot--I didn't see him often." A Beverly Hills psychiatrist who has treated children of the famous names of Hollywood has this lo say: "These children are troubled. because of two factors. For one thing, (heir parents are extremely busy and self-cenlcred people; their own careers and their need for ego satisfaction leaves them little time to give attention to their sons and daughters. "The other problem Is their parents' fame. Everywhere a boy goes, he is pointed out as celebrity himself, but not because of anything he has done. He has difficulty establishing his own identity because of the overwhelming fame of his parent. "Some movie children get into trouble, such as using dope, in a misguided effort to gel some kind of attention from their parents. Others use the so-called mind-bending drugs in a search for their own identity." As long as such situations exist, Hollywood may see more tragedies like Linkletter. that of Diane A SAGA OF THE SEA for Adults o n l y THAR SHE BLOWS 74.10:30 '. plus Ray Bradbury's THE ILLUSTRATED : MAN 8:40 CINEMA 35 MOVIE AUDIENCE * * * GUIDE * * * A Service of Film-Makers ' find Theaters. NEW YORK (AP) - These are days when a variety specia really has to be something special lo make much of an impression because there are so many veekly .variety hours bidding or attention. "Mitel's Second Special" on vBC Monday night filled the requirement nicely. Mitzi Gaynor lad some very able assistance. She was surrounded by hand- ;ome sets. She wore some mar- 'elous clothes. And she really lidn't need much help since she s a good all-around entertainer. Miss Gaynor is an exciting lancer, a good singer and she ibviously enjoys comedy. Perhaps most amusing of sev- ral satisfying dance numbers vas a broad spoof of musical omedy that started with "Helo, Dolly" and somehow got idelracked into "Gone with the Wind" and "Showboat." Ross Martin was a guest star ml had little to do except imi- alc Clark Gable in one sketch. It was essentially a one-wom- ,n show. It is a good thing that ,'lil/i turns out just one special year--the pace would be kill- ng if she tried it more often. Earlier, Bob Hope had his econd program of the new sea- NBC remained comfortably in front of its two network rivals in he second national Nielsen survey of the new television season. CBS was second and ABC hird. Top three programs dur- ng the survey period, Sept. 29- Oct. 5,. were NBC's "Laugh-In," 'Bonanza," and "The Bill Cos)y Show." Among the new series which seem to have caught on, besides he Cosby show, are CBS's "Jim labors ourth; Tally THURSDAY 97c LUNCHEON son, this time pegging the jokes on old-time vaudeville. Hope and Donald O'Connor seemed to enjoy themselves playing a jealous knife-thrower and his part ner.. Jimmy Durante sang one of his inimitable numbers. Barbara McNair had a stylish mo mcnt of song. Tom Jones sang "Fly Me to the Moon". But, as usual, Hope was realty Ihe show and also as usual he was able to pull this assortmenl of "people and contributions together so that it was an amusing hour. Show" ABC's which "Room was 222," 14th; NBC's "Then Came Bronon," 19th, and CBS's "Medical: Center," 22nd. Research specialist of the net- vorks considered the reports in- eresting but not too significant at a time when audiences are still looking over the new schedules and not shaken down lo a seasonal pattern of viewing. THIS ^J2) SEAL In ails indicates the film was submitted and approved umlp.r the Motion Picture Code ot SclMlegiilatlon. Hjn SuggestGtl fur G E N E R A L -- audiences. m Suggested for M A T U R E '--' audiences (parental discretion advised). rj^j R E S T R I C T E D -- Persona I--i u n d e r IT mil admitted, unless accompanied by parent or n d u l t guardian. ® Persons under 17 not ad- milled. Printed as n pnlilic servlM by Ibis iiewspapar METHODIST WOMEN'S SOCIETY I RUMMAGE SALE Friday-Saturday Oct. 17-18 Kress Bldg. 8 a.m. SHIPSTAD5 Rinkside SS.OC Lower Balcony Upper Balcony Ffi. 1:30 P.M. Sat. 2:00 !:M P.M. HHF PRICE FOR JUNIORS 16 years and under Wed. Thur. 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