The Daily Chronicle from Centralia, Washington on September 19, 1969 · Page 1
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November, December Draft Canceled WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi dent Nixon today canceled ell November and December draft calls aod ordered that the 29,000 men scheduled (or induction in October be called over a three- month period at a monthly average of less than 10,000 men. Reading a statement to Dews- men at the White House, Nixon saiJ lessened military manpower requirements-due in part to Vietnam troop withdrawals- made it possible to cancel programmed draft calls for 32,000 men in November and 18,000 in December. The action came very close to an outright two-month suspension of the draft. However, Nixon said that the 29,000 men originally slated for induction in October would be called over a three-month period ending Dec. 31. The President also announced that if Congress fails to act on the draft reform legislation he proposed on May 13, be would issue an executive order aimed at sharply reducing the number of years during which young men face the uncertainty of possible induction. Hs said, however, that no executive order could accomplish his objectives "as clearly and effectively" as the proposed legislation. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird said at the White House one plan being considered would make 19-year-olds the most vulnerable to induction. Another alternative that could be accomplished through executive action, he said, would make prime draft targets of 19- year-olds and men in the 20 to 25 year age bracket with expired student deferments. Asked how the October draft call of 29,000 would be spaced, in terms of inductions, Laird said the matter was not finally decided but Selective Service officials had indicated to him that they favored calling up 10,000 in October, 10,000 in November and 9,000 in December. He said the January draft call, now programmed for 35,000 men, would be reviewed in De- cember with a view toward a possibh cutback. The December decision presumably would hinge in great part on a possible third-phase withdrawal of troops frca Vietnam. The administration has set no timetable for making its next decision on potential withdrawals. Laird saiJ that, barring legis- tive action, Nixon would try to achieve draft reform through an executive order that would become effective next Jan. 1 or as soon thereafter as practical. Centrolio-Cheholis, Washington atlu Chronicle '0 Cents FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 1969 16 PAGES 78TH YEAR, NO. 222 McChord Crash Kills 5 TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -A fifth man has died and another is in serious condition as the result of a McChord Air Force base plane,crash which injured seven other men Thursday. One of the dead, a retired Army man, remained unidentified. The Air Force said Army 1st Lt. Joseph R. Baxter, assigned to Madigan General Hospital at neighboring Ft. Lewis, died about six hours after a twin engine C47 crashed just after takeoff. -Killed were Lt. Col. Robert E. Walker, commander of a detachment of the 15th Weather Squadron at McChord; the copilot, Capt. Peter Cunningham of Ta- come; and Air Force T. Sgt. Donald G. Love, the flight engineer, assigned to McChord. Seriously hurt was Air Force M. Sgt. William B. Johnston, McChord. · The seven others injured were listed in satisfactory condition. They are Lt. Co!. Jack S. McKinley, Arlington, Va.; Sgt. William D. Wallace,- War, W. Va.; T. Sgt. Billy D. Byrd, Tucson, Ariz.; Sgt. Charles L. Andrews, Satellite-Beach, ,F!a., all .Air Force; P02.C. Charles B. Nichols, San Diego, and PO 3.C. Darrell E. Calentine, Garden Grove, Calif. Navy; and M. Sgt. (ret.) Granville Hicks, St. Louis, Mo. Directors Selected Four Centralia Chamber ol Commerce board members were elected Thursday, John McNiven, chamber president, reported Friday. Roy Alexander and Ed Fuller were newly elected to the boarc while Duane Kellogg and Floyc David were re-elected to new three-year terms. Directors retiring from the board include Jim Campbell and Dick Richards. Those remaining on the board are Eldon Wiggs, Dean Scott, John Eyerdam, Dave Williams, Stan Fair, Ralph Olson and James Kent. In addition to McNiven, officers include Frank Garland, vice president, and Leo Eddins, treasurer. McNiven also said the boar will elect new officers nex 1 week for the 1969-70 year. The chamber's annual meeting ant installation banquet will be Oct 13. Late News Bulletins OLYMP1A (AP) -- Bonding capacity of all scheol districts in Ihe slate will be increased at least four-fold next year because of recent legislative, court and administrative actions, Arty. Gen. Slad* Gcrton said Friday. OLYMPIA (AP) -- A group of Tacema area lawyers are exploring possibilities of court action to prevent Sen. Henry M. Jackson from running for re-election in 1171 as a D e m o c r a t , the executive secretary of the Washington D e m o c r a t i c Council said Friday. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Finance Committee voted Friday to lift the 7 per cent investment credit repeal cut of the t*x reform bill and try to pass it quickly as part of a separate measure. ^SW*W^ ) n* r ***«*sy*'S''S*^*N* SHOWERS Showers with brief sunny periods Sofurdoy. High 65; low 50. Complete weather on f*g/t 11. WASHINGTON (AP) - A pro- josed constitutional amendment calling for the direct, popular election of the president has been approved by the House in such an overwhelming fashion that even the measure's supporters are surprised--and leased. The size of Thursday's vote-339-70--raised backers' hopes that the proposal can win Senate approval, state ratification and become the 26th amendment to the Constiution. Prospects Uncertain However Senate prospects for the proposal are uncertain. There_ is strong opposition in the Judiciary Committee, where the question of electoral reform is cow stalled. And several weeks ago Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., chief supporter of the amendment, said it was !3 votes short of the needed two-thirds majority on the floor. But Bayh took heart from the House vote, which he called Election Reform Bill Passes House Easily "encouraging, dramatic and historic." "This is an important step in building the momentum that could assure its passage in the Senate and, hopefully, guaran- the acceptance by the state legislatures," he sai3. Support Bipartisan The House vote disclosed solid bipartisan support for the proposal, which would scrap the system used to elect every President since George Washington. Instead of voting for electors who then cast their ballots for the president, citizens would vote directly for their candidate. And instead of counting up the electoral votes of the states to determine the president, the winner would be the candidate who got the most individual votes in a nationwide tally. A candidate would have to get at least 40 per cent «f the popular vote to win. If none did, there would be a runoff between the top two. Opponents charged the 40 per cent provision could lead to a minority president, but Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., manager of the bill, countered by pointing out that 15 presidents have'been elected with less than 50 per cent of the popular vote. That includes President Nixon, who got slightly more than 43 per cent. Celler brought the week-long debate on the measure to a dramatic, emotional close by declaring House passage would be "the crowning achievement of my life." The 81-year-old chairman of the Judiciary Committee, who has served in the House for 46 years, told his colleagues he was nearing the end of his life. '·The abyss awaits me," he said. "Passage will be a real event in my life." He received a standing ovation as he went back to his seat. Disease Research Chopped WASHINGTON (AP) - The i Nixon administration has ex- i tended its controversial health ' program cutbacks to five pro- j ·? jects ttiat apply research gains I ' to patient treatment for chronic i diseases, including cancer. · ~ Budget authorities in the De-; partment of Health, Education ! and Welfare have ordered drastic cuts this year, and termina- U. N. Speech Soviet Takes Firm Stand UNITED : ;i NATIONS, N.Y. j . t u ui*, u u v i c b gUtClLUllCIU VI Master the United States," he said, "a way to end the Vietnam war is through "renunciation of military and all other interference" in Vietnamese internal affairs. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Gromyko made BO direct reference to President Nixon's appeal to all members to use their influence to soften Hanoi's position. In a far-ranging policy speech, Gromyko made it clear that the Kremlin was standing firm in its support of North Vietnam and the Viet Cong. H» defended the peace proposals of Hanoi as constructive. "To think that the United States can obtain at the conference able what it has failed o achieve wih a · half-million- strong army on the battlefield ... would mean to be obviously at variance with reality," be said. Gromyko added that the Paris peace talks will move toward agreement when the "common sense and a realistic assessment of the situation win prevail in American policies." The Soviet foreign minister also dashed hopes of any early advance toward U.S.-Soviet agreement on the Jfiddle East. He noted that the Soviet Union, together with many other countries, is working resolutely for a political settlement. He reiterated Soviet support for the cannot serve any useful purpose so long as the Israeli troops occupy the territory of Arab countries. T e a c h e r desks at the Napavine Elementary School were rifled Thursday night and two hounddogs valued at $350 were stolen at Glenoma, Lewis County sheriffs deputies have reported. Deputies said a window was broken at the grade school to gain entry. It was not immediately known if anything was taken as investigation continued Friday morning. The dogs were stolen from Bob Payne. Arab position. He flatly rejected VS. proposals for a Middle Easts arms embargo. Firearm Classes Set Two firearm safety classes wC! be held in Lewis County during the coming week. In Chehalis, the Chehalis Eagles aerie is holding a class at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Eagles hall basement with instructors Kenneth Wood and Bill Hagwood in charge. Another class will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 27. At Winlpck, George Ballard, state-appointed instructor, announced a class from 7 to 9 pjn. Tuesday ia the nusic room of the Winlock Elementary School. Baliard said another class will be on Wed- hunting licenses, As the Soviet government of Aii 126 delegations were on hand to hear him. U.S. Ambassador Charles W. Yost was the top man at the U.S. desk. Shirley Temple Black, a member of the American Assembly delegation, sat by him in a black dress. School Entry, Theft Of Hounddogs Listed Three Mineral area youths remained to Lewis County j u v e n i l e quarters Friday morning pending juvenile court action. The arrests stem from two cabin break-ins on Aug. 16 and Sept. 13 involving owners Glen Bushnell, Elbe, and James Hale, Mineral. S h e r i f f ' s deputies have recovered four rifles, a power saw and m i s c e l l a n e o u s household articles. Two of the youths are 17 years of age and the third is a 16-year-old. Five Incumbents File Bids For Re-Election Five incumbents had filed for re-election as a two-week filing period entered its final day Friday, Lewis County Auditor Robert I. Venemon reported. Filings were to end officially at 5p.m. Incumbents filing declarations of candidacy included: Rodger B i r l e y , Mossyrock, for M o s s y r o c k School director district No. 3; Florence M. Vinyard, route I, Toledo, for Cemetery District No. 5 commissioner, position No. 3; Lyle Hojem, route 5, Chehalis, for Napavine volunteer fire district commissioner, position No. 2; Dick Breckenriolge, Mineral, for Mineral fire commissioner, position No. 3, and Donald W. Buswell, route 1, Toledo, for Toledo school director, district No. 3. Others filing Friday morning Budget Hearing Due R O C H E S T E R - Floyd M o r i t z , Rochester superintendent of schools, reported Friday a final Youths under 18 years of age schoo! year ^ ** Wednesday, must take the state-required 8 Pm - in lhe ^gh school. The classes before they can obtain hearing is open to the public, be added. i n c l u d e d : Ramona Ray, May-field route, Mossyrock, for M o s s y r o c k school director district No. 2; Ulus Cox, route 1, Pe Ell, for Pe Ell fire commissioner position No. 3; Joe Slagle, RanJle, for White Pass school director district No 4; Francis Malone, route l t Chehalis, for Adna school director district No. 4, and Tom Carroll Jr., route 3, Chehalis, for Napavine school direcgor district No. 2. The school board and municipal elections will be held Nov. 4. Chehalin Gets Medal Army Staff Sgt. Gregory Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Graham, Chehalis, received the Bronze Star for bravery in combat in Vietnam, his mother reported Friday. The m e d a l was presented to Graham in July. Grsham served with the First Air Cavalry Division, second battalion, 13th artffiery while in Vietnam. He returned home earlier this month after a year of service in Southeast Asia. Graham w.is graduated from W. F. West High School, Chehalis, in 1965 and attended Centralia College before enter jig the service. tion next year, of the chronic disease programs involving cancer, respiratory- ailments, diabetes, arthritis, heart and stroke and neurological and sensory- disorders. Dr. Stanley W. Olson, director of HEW's regional medical programs service, confirmed that five of eight units in his chronic disease division will lose more than half of their funds this year. Current plans are to drop them next year at a savings of $9.7 million, he said. · The latest cuts follows announcement of plans by the Na- ional Institutes of Health to pare 5 to 10 per cent from medical research outlays and to eliminate up to 19 small clinical research centers across the country. The new budget restrictions are expected to-increase"*^ ready vocal protests from the medical community and some congressional leaders. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, spoke out against medical program cutbacks Thursday night in a speech in Boston. "The impact of the cuts will be felt in medical schools, universities and research centers throughout the nation," Kennedy said. The retrenchment in government health programs results from President Nixon's order to chop $3^5 billion from the federal budget in the fight against inflation. The latest five affected units are the major source of federal funding for the transfer of research breakthroughs in chronic diseases to everyday medical practice, Olson said. The cancer control program, for example, has arranged for more than 1.3 million women in the past 3% years to receive (he latest in diagnostic tests for tumors. Government sources say the ·American Academy of General Practice probably will have to end the cancer-test program if federal support is withdrawn. Three units in the division of chronic disease programs will remain. They are the kidney disease control program, the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health, and the nutrition program. Cease Fire Rejected SAIGON (AP) -President Nguyen Van Thieu rejected to-| day as "not realistic" any proposal for an immediate cease- fire as the first step toward a Vietnam peace settlement Such a plan could lead to another Korea, he said. Thieu also declared that the withdrawal of 60,000 VS. troops from South Vietnam this j-ear was based solely on judgments that South Vietnamese forces could take over that much more of the fighting task. He added that in the future, additional troop pullouts will be based on two other criteria agreed upon by himself and President Nixon--the level of enemy battlefield activity and progress in the Paris peace LET THE SUN SHINE Pensively contemplitfng · puddlt, Tirtia Lt- Due, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nell LeDuc, Centralia, and a fifth gradt tfudent at Edison School, se«mi to bt wondering when she can discard her foul weather gear and play in the sunshine. Since Tuesday, J.31 Inches of rain has fallen on rh* Twin Cities, compared with [usf M of an inch during July and August. - Chronicle Staff Photo Shakeup OEO Changes Drastic WASHINGTON (AP) - The Office of Economic Opportunity is about to undergo a drastic shakeup pj headquarters personnel. The disclosure left nearly 100 of the antipoverty agency's employes without specific duties and facing an uncertain future. The shakeup disclosure was made suddenly and apparently without warning Wednesday in a memorandum from OEO Director Donald Rumsfejd to all 1,100 headquarters personnel. Attached to the memorandum was a list of about 900 people who will have definite new assignments. Those not on the list, many in the $15,000 tc 520,000 salary range, we_re told they were being put in a pool, to be used wherever they were needed, until their future was decided. Sources within OEO said many of .the 100 people left in professional limbo had been associated with the antipoverty agency's more controversial programs. ,.- · Some expressed the fear they were being eased out of the agency entirely. An OEO spokesman denied that these people were on "a black list," but stopped short of guaranteeing that all would have jobs when the reorganization is complete. Good People "There are some very good people who are not on that list," the spokesman said. "That doesn't mean they won't be reassigned. Some of them are worried, sure. They probably have good reason. But some of the people are being snatched up already and we're certainly not taking them as one big group and throwing them out." Referring to those not on the list, the memorandum said: "If your name does not appear on the.,lists,.supervisory personnel and representatives of the personnel office will contact you directly and discuss assignment possibilities. Until you are reassigned, you will be retained in your present title, grade and salary, in an unassigned status, available for detail or loan to any of the OEO offices and divisions where your services can be utilized." One top OEO official who asked not to be identified referred to the unassigned personnel as being on "a blackball list." 'They're dumping us into one big pool according to Rumsfeld," the official said. 'To me that pool looks more like a bottomless pit that drops rights into oblivion." Additional Land Purchases Near Rochester Announced talks. "That is U.S. government toward the Vietnamese government," Tlku a promise of the ROCHESTER -- Investment Syndicates, Inc., general partner, has announced the pur- c h a s e of two additional properties containing S05 acres in the Black River Valley near here by limited partnerships under its management. Mr. and Mrs Hugh White were the sellers of both -- 420 acres to Black River Estates Associates for $273,000 and 485 acres to Black River Ranch Associates for $317,000. There are 296 individual investors in the seven limited partnerships which now hold an aggregate of 3,065 contiguous acres lying along the course of the Black River in Thurston County between Rochester and L,itlk rock, one mile west of the Interstate 5 freeway. According to the general partner, the entire holding will be planned for potential use as one unit. But plans for the land were cot disclosed. Preliminary land use studies have been contracted for from Dr. Louis K. Loewenstein, acting director, Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State College, acd a principal in Louis Gray Set As Speaker PE ELL -- Ficaccial problems facing small high schools wiH be explained to Pe Ell Kiwanians Monday night by Willzrd Gray, Pe Ell school superintendent, Pete Fionia, club president, has announced. Fronia said two tew members have been welcomed this month to far. They arc Marty Wyse, Pe Ell school music director, and Bob Bonner, junior high footbafl coach. The Monday dinner meeting wfll be 6:45 p.m. at the Pe Ell CoMiunity Jtetbodist Church. Loewenstein Associates, Jrban Development Consultants. S t e v e n s , Thompson and lunyan, Seattle, have been r e t a i n e d for preliminary engineemg studies. The Centralia office of Scofield Real Estate, Inc., has ha n d I e d the purchase negotiations on all seven transactions a c c o r d i n George Bright Jr., branch manager. Scofield Securities, I n c., has been sales agent for partnership units to the individual investors. Pedestrians Struck By Car In Centralia A taxi driven by Jamie L. Christin, 25, Centralia, struck four persons in a crosswalk at the intersection of North Tower) Smith,Chehalis. Mrs. Filhart and her daughter were treated for minor injuries and released by Dr. Wayne Avenue and Magnolia Street in Centralia Thursday, according to Centralia police but apparently none of the four received serious injuries. Hit in the accident, which occurred just before 1 pjn., were Dorothy Elma Fiftart, 35. and her infant daughter, Tami Lyn, 4 months, Betty Housden, 29, and her young daughter, first name and age unavailable. All reside in Chehalis. Mrs. Housden was treated for minor injuries and released by Dr. S. D. Karmy, Cbehalis. Her daughter, who was partially thrown from the vehicle's path by Mrs. FDfcart, apparently suffered no injuries. Pulp Mills On Agenda OLYMPIA (AP) - Monitoring programs for pulp mills will be considered by the State Air Pollution Control Board when it meets [a Seattle Oct. 1. Under regulations which became effective this summer, mQls must submit proposed monitoring programs within $0 days and a compliance schedule within 180 days. Eight mills in the stele are affected. The taxi is owned by the Centralia Taxi Co. No charges have been filed against the driier, police said. Laos Role Questioned WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo., said today U.S. military involvement in Laos already is under Senate investigation--and asserted that this nation has been at war there for years. Symington said the latter statement was simply a repetition of one be made in announcing more than a month ago an inquiry toto U.S. commitments abroad. U will be conducted by a foreign relations subcommittee Symington heads. Symington said the pajel \riH hear testimony on Loas in executive session beginning Oct. 14. Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., had called for investigation of reports that U.S. forces are supporting local troops ia Laotian combat. /,

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