The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on July 28, 1970 · 1
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The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii · 1

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Tuesday, July 28, 1970
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s ..... . ; - ; N ins The Honolulu Advertiser V L. -J v ; - : ) r no slowdown in tax take for Hawaii see page A-8 n mm TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1970 gift n'r O C 5 f? . ... . n O tf anrv nizz Laird: buy I now.. ater Combined Mews Services SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird said yesterday that the Pentagon had changed its method of buying huge weapon systems to prevent large cost overruns. After meeting with President Nixon at the Western White House here to review "a variety of problems facing the Department of Defense," Laird told newsmen that the military henceforth would negotiate what he called "fly-before-you-buy" contracts in which the government would be able to judge the performance of contractors before committing itself to huge production expenditures. The new policy is the outgrowth of a study bv a blue-ribbon panel of civilians headed by Gilbert W. Fitzhugh, chairman of the board of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. The report, which will be made public today, is the most detailed study of the Defense Department since 1958. LAIRD, accompanied by Deputy Defense Secretary David Packard, met with the President for an hour and a half. Also present was Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Nixon's chief adviser for national security affairs. White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler announced after the meeting that Nixon will hold a nationally televised news conference Thursday night in Los Angeles. Laird told newsmen that costs for conducting the Vietnam War hadtieen reduced by about one-half from a peak of $29 billion per year. Although he did not deal in precise figures, he said full funding for the Vietnam War which had amounted to about $29 billion in 1968 would be half that in fiscal 1971. In addition, he pointed out that both American casualties and troop levels are at the lowest level in Vietnam since the last of 1966. Under the schedule of withdrawals announced earlier by Nixon, U.S. troop levels which peaked at 550,000 two years ago will be at 384.000 by the middle of October and 284,000 by the spring of 1971. LAIRD'S EMPHASIS on buying policies as one area for reform came on the same day that the Senate began debate in Washington on the $19.2 billion defense procurement bill for the current fiscal year. The cost overrun issue is so sensitive that Laird could not even bring himself to use the expression. Instead, he used the term "high cost groups." After the defense meeting, Nixon conferred with advisers on the general state of the economy in preparation for two days of meetings on the 1972 budget. Then, after a free afternoon, he was host at a dinner for California Gov. and Mrs. Ronald Reagan and for Sen. George Murphy, R-Calif. hawaiian punch delivered by Dock bucniracB - harry lyons 1 yjUSTfCB PIZZA -.-7". - M jar Punchline by Nathan T. Crow tend jour iuggwtiom to: Hawaiian Touch. Advertiser Sox 3110, Honolulu, 96803 not agreed to cutback, Korea says SEOUL, South Korea (UPD Defense Minister Jung Nae-hiuk said yesterday South Korea has not agreed to a U.S. troop cutback and will refuse to discuss any such reduction until talks on modernization of South Korea's armed forces are completed. There are about 60,000 American troops in South Korea. The U.S. wants to withdraw 20,000. JUNG WAS reporting to - parliamentary committees on the U.S.-South Korea defense meetings in Honolulu last week. He told a joint session of the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs and National Defense committees: '?If the United States proposes that the two sides discuss the two issues at the same time in meetings here, we will refuse." R. - - I ' i i -mm 'Mm sjM-- Mmss r,.A S-TtS 4 x. i ' "fC 4 S - H - ',t:. V'A. t;v: V A V " .;t:.. ' r' : y S ) - t -r: : I ; .:. , l! ' ' V UPI Photo Rampaging youths overturn an unmarked Chicago police car during battle in Grant Park yesterday. absolute power over devotees one man rules Mai k - V, -V. f 31 ' f r M n mm -. riirrmmiffl Tnraii i Advertiser Photo by David Yamada Young holds court inside the North Shore Haiku Meditation Center. u Krishnaites There arc two groups of young people. in Hawaii who practice Krishnaism, a Hindu religion. One is. the Iskon group, which has been banned from so- liciting donations , on the streets and which is suing the City because of that prohibition. The other, which does not solid'; funds, is the Haiku Meditation Center, with groups at Sunset Beach,. Haiku, Maui, and Alewa Heights. Recently The Honolulu Advertiser sent its religion writer, Janice Wolf, to. isit the Haiku group at Sunset Beach. Here are her impressions. By JANICE WOLF Advertiser Religion Writer About 20 straggly haired young people between 18 and perhaps 22 live in an old, green quonset hut. The place is cramped and smells of rotten bananas and body odor, incense and cockroach spray. . At the door I was greeted with a chant of "Hare Krishna" and a glass of thick, smelly mashed banana juice and a community bowl of cream-colored fudge-like candy into which everyone dips a finger. ( , The chanters played drums and guitars and tambourines. They looked as if they were having a sexual experience. A few seemed completely hypnotized. There wasn't much furniture a couple of Hollywood beds and a carpet. The walls contained an assortment of colorful posters of Krishna and copies of the chant. Sometimes things fell off the walls and had to be replaced by the starry-eyed chanters, THE FOCAL POINT of the room was the altar, containing an assortment of pictures of Krishna, another copy of the chant, some candles, an electric sound system, an abundance of flowers and a small photograph of Sai Young, the 22-year-old mystic who is local spiritual teacher and dictator of the group. I was told that Young was "resting and cannot be disturbed." They were very apologetic, but said the teacher needed his sleep. While Young rested, I spent three hours See One man on A-4, col. 2 3 shot; police arrest 148 CHICAGO (UPI) A free rock music festival in downtown Chicago's showcase Grant Park erupted into gunfire, rock throwing and guerilla warfare between police and young persons last night. At least three persons were shot. Police reported 148 arrests. More than 50 persons were injured when a rock group called "Sly and the Family Stone" failed to arrive on time for their concert at the Grant Park band .-.hell and the crowd of thousands began taking things apart. IX THE HOURS that followed, youths ran through the Loop breaking windows in a hit and run game with police. Police were pelted with rocks, bottles almost anything that came to hand. In the bitterest clash, gunfire flashed in the humid summer night and wounded. boys lay on Grant Park's grass. The source of the gunfire was not determined. One 13-year-old boy fell to the grass with a bullet in his hip. Mercy Hospital said two teenagers with bullet wounds were admitted, and Henrotin Hospital had one patient with a bullet wound. WHILE THE uproar swelled, the smell of marijuana hung over the park, some girls wandered topless through the throngs their . blouses and brassieres discarded and other young folks danced to the rhythm of bongo drums. About five hours after the disturbance began, the crowds began to trail away. THE SITE of the outbreak earned a dubious place in American political history almost two years ago. It was at the band shell that thou: sands of antiwar protesters began a clash with police which mushroomed into the - "Battle of Chicago" the worst of the confrontations between demonstrators and police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Last night, a crowd estimated at between 35,000 and 40.000 was gathered in expectation of "Sly and the Family Stone," a group which had reportedly missed some Chicago concert dates in the past. As an hour passed without Sly and his companions appearing, the crowd became ugly. A few hours after the melee began, parents sifted through the park looking for children who had gone downtown to catch the concert, which had been billed as a civic affair to "bridge the - generation gap." a ndnd" on the blowing drop rap session outs' 'Neiv Age' Maui, say the hippies or the "New People," if you prefer is where the good vibes are. Recently Advertiser reporter Linda McCrerey, 22, spent a week living with the 30 to 40 residents of Maui's Banana Patch, where marijuana is as acceptable as the martini is to straight so- 1 ciety, where marriage licenses don't seem to exist. In this installment Linda accompanies her Banana Patch friends to Makena Beach, Maui's favorite nude swimming area. Here you'll meet Jan, the Mainland teacher traveling with a girl friend and who seems to have little interest in males; Harry, the dropout draftsman who now studies astrology and occultism, and others of the Banana Patcb-Makena scene. By LINDA McCREREY Advertiser Staff Writer One day some of us decid-' ed to spend a couple of days at Makena Beach, on the lower west coast of Maui. It seemed that when I was : there Banana Patch resi-i dents were making trips to either Makena Beach or Ha-leakala Crater for the full moon. : Most ' Banana Patch people study astrology and consider the f u l 1 moon a very important . time for planting seeds and hiking into the crater for several days. To see the full moon and the sunrise in Haleakala is supposed to be a "righteous ; experience," as they say. Hitching a ride to Makena was easy.vAs I discovered on my way to the Patch, you don't need to stick out your thumb in fact, that's illegal. All you do is stand or sij by the road and wait. Usually those who pick up hippies are hippies themselves. Local citizens don't seem to stop much. AROUND and down the coast, we turned off the highway' onto Makena Road, a deeply, rutted,- jagged road that is a real test on a car's See A rap on A-4, col. 6 c life in Banana Patch the inside story Almanac C4 Family Cl-3 Sherman Bl Boyd C5 Financial B2-4 Ships D4 Bridge " C4 FLxit A4 Pg' D Calendar D4. . Horoscope C5 Theater C6-8 Classified D4-14 ECrauss Bl Thosteson . D2 Comics C4-5 Landers C3 Tides D4 Crossword C4 . Obituaries D5 TV C4 Dulaneys C5 Osumi C5 Water Safety D5 Editorials A10-11 Poi Bowl C4-5 Wilson C5 1970 by AdvejSser Publishing Co.,Lti Beauty and the best! You can't see the flame, but you can see the results when you convert in sac ftacrn will PVPII help pay for your : f conversion to gas. sr That's because they're -4 such beautiful people. . A'" GRBCD T 0 v- A

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