Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 27, 1972 · Page 18
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 18

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, April 27, 1972
Page 18
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: I N J U R E D IN G R E N A D E ATTACK - The governor of the Philippine province of Ilocos, Luis Chavit Singson, looks at his bloddy shirt held by his wife in a hospital in Vigan. Tuesday. Singson was injured in a hand grenade attack killing 17 persons and injuring nearly 100-in a crowded town square. The attack was attributed to political feuding and relatives say it was the fifth attempt lo assassinate Singson since election, last November. (AP Wirephoto by radio from Manila) Last Americans Listen To President's Words By-HUGH A, MULLIGAN AP Special Correspondent LANDING ZONE LASSITER, Vietnam (AP) -- Ammo bumpers straining to hear President N i x o n ' s . , troop withdrawal speech over the bleat of helicopter blades didn't know for sure whether they were going or. coming. I Going home or coming in for.j more heavy stuff, like the last- three weeks. "Let us bring our men home from Vietnam," the President! was saying, and some of the last American ground troops left in the conufry were rushing out with . 20-pound rockets to rearm Cobra gimships coming i n - f r o m the fighting around An Loc. Off iiv the dusty distance, the blaze of a midday sun shining on chartered jets lined up at the Bien Hoa Air Base to receive troops going home that after-i which is GI slang for new boy. "If Mr. Nixon gives the word, I'll run the three miles over to those planes without going back for my bags," said Spec. 4 Donald Looper of Washington, D.C., an ammunition handler with 1st Cavalry Divi- On the dusty sun-scorched plain 20 miles northeast of Saigon, the President's speech fell on attentive but somewhat skeptical ears, ils more salient lines punctuated now and then with half-humorous cries ol "Take me, home, man. Get me outta here." the U.S. sion. The President said 20,00flj More than a year ago the more troops were going home : rest of the division went home by July 1, but he didn't mention to Ft. Hood, Tex., but one bri how soon. jgade stayed behind to patro "I don't believe it Everyday "P 0 ** 6 ', Alley," the scrub jun- fhev're brineine in as rnanv in! gles norlh and east of Sa 'S° n Canadians Back Oil Pipeline To USA. REGINA, Sask. (AP) - The Saskatchewan government sup- xr!s an application for permission to construct a 12 3 A-inch ipoline from Hegina to Poplar, tfont., a Canadian National Energy Board hearing was told Tuesday. A spokesman for the provincial Mineral Resources Department told a board hearing that n 1971, natural reserves of crude oil declined (or the second consecutive year. "This is getting serious and we hope if the pipeline goes hrough, it will encourage ex- iloration for oil in Canada," said the spokesman. The 107-mile line has been Drivers' Glasses CHICAGO - In 1902 aii ordinance was passed in Chicago Jermitting auto drivers to wear spectacles but not pince-nez eye-glasses. proposed by Wascana Pipe Line Ltd. a new company formed by two Calgary companies, Gibson Petroleum Corp. Ltd. and Murphy Oil Co., and Western Crude Oil Inc. of Denver, Colo. The hearing also was told [hat American refineries need all the oil they can get from Canada in the next i'cw years. "If vie could get the oil home, it wonid be an incentive lo explore for oil in Canada," said Glen Peterson of Kansas, president of the National Co-operative Refineries Association. AH U.S. refineries had an oil shortage of "some magnitude" and would use Waseana's facilities if they were made available, said Niles McMahon of Indiana, vice president of Rock Island Refinery Corp. "We are looking to Canada as a primary source of oil," he said. The board reserved its decision IThurs., April 27,1972 GREELKY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 19 Hunters Carry Plastic Bags As Well as Guns on Molokai HONOLULU (AP) - Deer hunters on the Hawaiian island of Molokai go into the field armed with plastic bags as well as guns. The bags are for use in a program aimed at getting the sparsely populated island off the list as the last area in the United States where cattle tuberculosis is active. With instructions provided by the Hawaii State Game and Fish Division, hunters remove internal organs of the deer they kill and place them in the plastic bags. The bags are turned over to the Stale Agriculture Department's veterinarian on the island, and he checks the organs for tuberculosis. In the two years that the program has been in operation, the organs of 600 deer killed ic hunting . areas have been checked and no tuberculosis las been found. -; But several infected deer have been turned in by hunters' shooting on private lands, so 1 :he examinations continue, atf Ihough this year hunters are' told the bagging program is dp-' tional. Dr. Ernest H. Willers, head! of the department's Division o{ Animal Industry, said the program involving deer is a key to' eliminating tuberculosis from cattle on Molokai. He said the state must prove, there are no infected cattle on the island before Maui County,, which includes Molokai arid, three other islands, can receive, a modified accredited status in' a national program for tubercu^ losis eradication, .''.'. Spec. 4 Gordon Honeycutt of: Lake Charles, La., cradling the! Things were monotonously transistor radio against his ear quiet u n t i l the North Vietnam,, i ------ u i ----- c ----- it ------- ese offensive erupted Easter so he could liear above the roar of a huge Chinook helicopter settling down to refuel. "That ain't it," disagreed Spec. $ Waller Rice of Huntsville, Ala., "Been weeks now since I've seen a newbie," weekend, and the Cav's gun- ships were shot up by the murderous ack-ack. "Been humping that ammo frorii 'dawn till dark since then," said Looper, listening to he President in the slanting shade of an ammo connex 'Got so I don't believe any speeches any more. I heard them.all." But when Nixon got to the part about "what we are wit- nesing here . . . is a clear case of naked and unprovoked ag gression," it was Looper who intoned, "Give it to him, man let them have it." Jet fighters streaking off in a sky piled high with thunderheads drowned out long passages of the President's speech, which came at. 11 a.m. Viet lime, just an hour before the chow truck was due. . "Don't make much difference though," sighed Rice, "that's when the Cobras usually get back from up the highway and we gotta load them 20-pound nail rockets. Always at lunch time." They call them nail rockets because they spray out lethal little nails, "like a claymore, only better." "We can now see the day," said the President, reaching his windup, "when no more Americans will be involved there are all ..." And seven birds in a - r o w came in for more rockets. Auto Loans GREELEY NATIONAL WEST Our Loan Dept.isopen until S: 30 p.m. for your convenience. Member FDIC 12.99 EACH 2 PAIR FOR $ 25 Save big on regularly priced $22-$30 pants. Buy two pair and save even more! Choose from a fantastic group of polyester and wool doubleknits. Beltloop or beltless styles. 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