Hattiesburg American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi on October 21, 1970 · 1
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Hattiesburg American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi · 1

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Wednesday, October 21, 1970
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LOCAL WEATHER Partly cloudy through .Thursday. Highs today 70 75. Lows tonight in the 50s. Some warmer Thursday with highs 75-80. AMEKICAN VOL. LXXV-No. 251 10c HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY OCT. 21, 1970 Associated Press Mows and Wirephoto f -few H (Mr? in ujRT WHiits, nyi la trrei ut still will not resume peace talks until Soviet missiles out OFFSTAGE MILITARY brought from Edmonton upper floors of buildings Dame church Tuesday, as OPERATION Paratroops check activity on rooftops and surrounding Montreal's Notre scores of political leaders gat hered for the funeral of Pierre Laporte, Quebec labor minister killed by political terrorists. Soldiers and police in large numbers stood by near the church. (CP Wire-photo) Coroner report says Laporte strangled to death with chain V MONTREAL (AP) The ter rorist kidnapers of Pierre La porte strangled the Quebec la- oor minister with a chain twisted around his neck, the coroner's office reported today. The chain was still around the tieck when the body was found early Sunday in a Montreal suburb, Coroner Laurin Lapointe said. First police reports had !" said Laporte was shot in the bead. , The body bore three superfi-cial wounds, on the right hand, the left wrist, and the upper right chest, all inflicted before death, the coroner added. Time of death from asphyxiation was given as between noon and 11 p.m. Saturday, a week! atter Laporte was kidnaped by a cell of the seoaratist Oi Liberation front from in front of bis home. A brief, two-minute statement the coroner read to reporters said the chain on Laporte's neck had been twisted from behind. In the continuing hunt for the kidnapers of Laporte and James Richard Cross, the British trade commissioner in Montreal, police picked up two men in suburban St. Leonard. Police would give no details except to report that the men were being questioned in the kidnaping of Cross Oct. 5. The arrests came after a man called police three times during the night to discuss the provincial governments offer to give safe conduct to Cuba for the kid-But shortly before noon police said the calls were "probably a joke in very bad taste." The Quebec Provincial Police said a man believed to be the anonymous caller had been picked up. 12,000 Iraq troops pull out of Jordan Bill Colmer announces for re-election Congressman Bill Colmer, of the 5th Congressional District, today formally announced his candidacy for re - election in the Nov. 3 general election. Colmer has sarved in t h e U. S. Congress longer than any Mississippian in history. He is the third - ranking member of the House of Representatives. where seniority is the most po-tnet asset a Congressman can have for the benefit of his constituents and the country By virtue of the fact that the people of South Mississippi have kept him in Congress these many years, he four years ago became chairman of the powerful Rules Committee of the (Continued On Page 12) By HARRY DUNPHY Associated Press Writer AMMAN. Jordan (API ThP 12,000 Iraqi troops stationed in Jordan since the 1967 Middle East war are pulling out and will compete their withdrawal Thursday night, informed Jor danian sources said today. The informants said Jordanian troops were stationed on the border with Iraa to super- " vise the withdrawal. They said Jordanian officers had foiled an attempt bv the Iraqis to crate up Jordanian equipment and take it home with them. T' ... ftine Hussein tnrt a name conference last week the Iraqis WOUld be askerf to Ipave and Prime Minister Ahmed Toukan met Monday with Iraqi dinlo- mats to present the request for mally the informants reported Maj. Gen. Hassan Naqib, commander of Iraqi forces in Jordan, was ordered home during the weekend after a power struggle in Baghdad in which Vice President Hardan Takriti was ousted. Leaders of Iran's ruline Raath party came under sham criti cism after the Iraqi force failed w come to the aid of the Palestinian guerrillas in the civil war in Jordan last month. The Iraqis had repeatedly pledged assistance for the guerrillas, but when the fighting broke out they did nothing. The Iraqi forces came to Jordan after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Since then they have been involved in a handful of artillery clashes with tiu .... ,v wvwc auu have been more of a headache 4- II ii A . io nussin man to Israel. Syrian forces stationed in Northern Jordan and the Iraqis were supposed to torm the much talked about "Eastern front against Israel." But quarrels broke out between the Iraqis and the Syrians earlv this year, and there were mutual ac cusations that the other country was not rinino itc cham I -. . 'ft lo uutut, Provincial police said they were still holding 245 of 343 persons arrested in their investigation into the kidnaping of Cross and the kidnap-murder of Provincial Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. Members of the Quebec Liberation Front, or FLQ, took Cross from his Montreal home Oct. 5 and kidnaped Laporte five days later. They murdered Laporte after the Canadian government refused to release 23 FLQ men serving prison terms or awaiting trial, invoked the War Meas. ures Act, and launched an inten sive police and army manhunt across Quebec Province. Laporte was buried Tuesday after heavily guarded funeral services at Montreal's Notre i Dame Roman Catholic church attended by his family and nearly 300 politicians headed by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa. (Continued on Page 12) By TOM HOGE Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS. N V (AP) - Israeli Premier Golda Meir announced today her government is prepared to extend the Israeli-Egyptian cease-fire indefinitely. She insisted, however, that Israel will not resume Middle East peace talks until Egypt withdraws 5AM2 and SAM3 missiles allegedly shifted in the C. I r-m t .... ouez wanai zone in violation of the Aug. 7 standstill agreement. Mrs. Meir spoke at the silver anniversary session of the 127. nation U.N. General Assembly. She rejected Egypt's charges they could not be guilty of any violation, The Middle East log jam was due for a detailed going over today in the Security Council, which scheduled the first meet ing at the foreign ministers' level in its history to discuss war and peace issues. At least 12 of the 15 nations of the council were to be represented by their foreign ministers, including Rogers, Gromyko, Sir Alec Douglas-Home of Britain and Maurice Schumann of France. The meeting, called as part of the silver anniversary session of (Continued on Page 12) Administration denies Viet cease-fire report WASHINGTON (AP) - South- that Israel and the United east Asian experts speculated States had undermined the talks today the United States and the wrucn oegan Aug. under the Saigon government would de September living costs rise again By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (API The pace of rising living costs ouick- ened again in September, going up tour-tenths of one per cent because of hieher Drirps fnr clothing, housing and consumer services, the government reported today. The Bureau of Labor Statis tics said last month's rise was even higher on a seasonally ad- jusiea oasis-tive-tenths of one per cent. The September risP somewhat dampened Nixon admini stratinn hopes for its anti-inflation cam paign that had been raisprf in August by one of the smallest Native of Hattiesburg Body of missing 16-year-old girl is found in the woods BILL COLMER PASADENA, Md. Officers said today there are no appar ent clues or suspects in t h e death of 16 - year - old Pamela Lynn Conyers whose body was lound luesday morning in a wooded area in this sector. The girl, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Conyers of Glen Burnev. mh The family moved to Maryland u years ago from Mississippi. Both the girl's parents are frnm Hattiesburg and survivors ciuae me grandparents w live in Hattiesburg- Mr. Mrs. Clifford Haeenson and Mrs. H. W. Gilmore. Discovery of the body follow ed a three - day search. Miss Conyers. a hieh schnnl junior, vanished in the familv car last Friday night while on a stropping errand. The vehicle in - h o and was found Monday night off an unused portion of Maryland Highway 177 after about 100 law officers launched a search. The fully clothed body was found at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday about '200 yards from the spot where the car was located. Det. Sgt. Vince Frantom said (Continued on Page 12) , w f 4 monthly hikes in several years of two-tenths of one per cent. The September rise pushed the consumer price index to 136.6, meaning it cost $13.6 last month for every $10 worth of typical family purchases in the 1957-59 period on which the index is based. However, the bureau noted there still was an easing of the nation's worst inflatinn in ?n years. It said the seasonally-adjusted annual rate of increase had declined to 4.2 per cent in the third quarter of 1970 from 5.8 per cent in the second quarter and 6.3 per cent in the first quarter of the year. the September report said grocery prices declined three- tenths of one per cent, but be cause they usually drop more in nidi monm it was figured as a rise ot tour-tenths on a seasonal basis. In other major categories, clothing prices rose 1.6 per cent for the month, housing six-tenths, medical care five-tenths, transportation three -tenthc anH recreation four-tenths. About 70,000 workers with (Continued On Page 12) The weather PAJIELA CONYERS Official weather report: 9 a. m. temperature 58 degrees. Highest 68 and lowest 56 during preceding 24 hours. No rainfall. River stage li.l ft. Extended forecast: South Mississippi: Partly cloudy Friday through Sunday. Lows Friday in the upper 50s and highs in the lower 80s. Turning a little cooler Saturday and Saturday nieht with lows Sunday in the UDDcr 40s tn un- per 50s and highs in the 70s. guidance of special U.N. envoy uunnar v. jarring, it was Egypt, she said, who was re- sponsible. "The Arab states violated th armistice agreements of 1949." she said. "They nullified the ar rangements concluded in 1957, they unilaterally destroyed the cease-fire resolution of 1967 by embarking on a 'war of attrition's against Israel, and now Egypt is undermining the Amer ican peace initiative by flagrantly violating the cease-fire standstill agreement. "It is these violations wh'wh have halted all progress toward peace despite Israel's earnest commitment toward its quest. As lone as the present hrearhps continue there can be no hope for the resumption of meaning- tui negotiations. ' Her statement aDDeared to tighten still further the deadlock over the missile controversy. Egypt has stated flatly that it wop d not mo-e a single missile. Mrs. Meir directed a special appeal to Arab leaders to join in trying to restore mutual confidence and in seeking to guide the Middle East "to the horizons of peace." Her speech, to be followed later by the major policy declaration of Andrei A Gromvko. of fered a preview of the formal Middle East debate slated for next week. Gromyko, Soviet foreign minister, was certain to echo Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad's denial that either Egypt or the Soviet Union had violated the cease-fire. Gromyko is re ported to have told Secretary of State William r. Rogers that since the Russians were not a party to any cease-fire deal, John Vaught suffers mild heart attack clare shortly a unilateral cease fire in South Vietnam-but the White House promptly Issued a denial. Presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler, referring to Police believe auto killers used found By JACK SCHREIBMAN Associated Press Writer SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -Investigators say they have found the car killers apparently used4o8scape-from a 'burning hilltop mansion where a wealthy eye surgeon, his wife, two young sons and secretary were bound, shot to death and dumped into a swimming pool. The green oldsmobile station wagon belonging to Virginia unta was found Tuesday by the engineer of a Southern Pacific train in a railway tunnel a few miies norm of here. The engineer said the car was not there when he went up the narrow, forested canyon at : p.m. but was burning in the tun nel when he came back down at 4:45. He used the train to push the car out of the tunnel. No one was seen at the time, southern Pacific officials said. Sheriff's deputies out un roadblocks and began question ing pedestrians and vehicle occupants along nearby California 9. Mrs. Ohta, 43, her husband, Dr. Victor OTita, 45, their two sons, Derrick, 12, and Taggart, 11, and a secretary, Dorothy Cadwallader, 38, were found, bound and shot in the back of the head, in the swimming pool at Dr. Ohta's $250,000 hilltop home a few miles east of here Monday night. The home, several hundred yards from the nearest neighbor, was burning fiercely from fires set throughout its 10 rooms, sheriff's officers said. Dr. Ohta, an ophthalmological surgeon with a thriving practice, had been shot once more than the rest. He had an extra shot in the back. Sheriff Douglas James of San ta Cruz County said two fire arms may have been used ap parently a .38 and a .22. Autopsies and other aspects of the investigation continued un der close secrecy. Authorities did not link the Ohta slayings with another of similar characteristics discovered Tuesday morning 30 miles north of Santa Cruz at Saratoga. A filling station attendant, Thomas DeCecco, 19, was found bound and shot in the back of (Continued on Page 12) Rep. Montgomery the five-point peace proposal made last month by President Nixon said: "We plan no announcements beyond the ones we already have made on Vietnam." Ziegler said the White House believes that negotiation "is the quickest way to gain a peace in Vietnam and Indochina and that is the path we are pursuing." "We do not plan to announce any further initiatives," he said. In Saigon, meantime, there were indications the South Viet namese government was preparing for a one-sided truce. Several Saigon newspapers carried reports today that Pres' ident Nguyen Van Thieu had instructed all province chiefs and mayors to give maximum protection to the land and people under government control in order to be ready for a cease-fire. Informed sources said Thieu's instructions were to eliminate as efficiently as possible any Viet Cong or Viet Cone sympa thizers who attempted to "show the flag'' or claim land as being under Viet Cong control following a cease-fire. (Continued on Page 12) Says radical students seek to destroy ROTC The report of a grand iurv on the rioting at Kent State university is further evidence of biased conclusions reached by the President's Commission on Campus Violence, Rep. G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery said today. The lawmaker spoke at an ROTC luncheon at the Univer sity of Southern Mississippi hon oring Distinguished Military Students. "The indictments returned by the Kent, O.. grand jury against some 25 students and the grand jury's exoneration of the Ohio National Guard is significant in that it runs contrary to the conclusions reached by the Scran-ton Commission," Montgomery said. The Congressman pointed out that under the law grand juries must reach conclusions based on evidence presented and are instructed not to let personal prejudices enter into their decisions. "We in America are lucky to have a court of laws to determine the guilt or innocence of people rather than having to rely on conclusions reached by highly questionable and ob -(Continued on Pace 12) OXFORD, Miss (AP) -Coach John Vaught of Mississippi suffered a mild heart attack Tuesday night and will miss the team's game at Van-derbilt this weekend. The University reported today. Vaught, 62, was stricken with what the university termed "a mild angina attack" and was hospialized at Oxford. The university announcement gave no other information on his condition but Chancellor Porter Fortune said assistant coach Frank "Bruiser" Kinard would be acting head coach Sa turday. The university said Vaught had no history of heart trouble and there was no word on how long he would be hos pitalized. The Vanderbilt Eame. which would be Vaught's 250th at Ole Miss., will be the first he has missed since becoming coach in 1947. Vaught's attack came a week after athletic director C. M. "Tad" Smith suffered a heart attack at his home. Smith was reported in good condition. lii . BEFORE LUNCHEON Rep. G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery, left, talks today with Col. James Echols prior to addressing Distinguished Military Stusents at USM. Col. Echols is chairman of the Depa ment of Military Science at the university and is showing the Mississippi congressman a brochure used to encourage ROTC enrollment at the schooL (Staff Photo by Robert Miller)

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