Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York on June 12, 1970 · 1
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Friday, June 12, 1970
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Forecast TONIGHT: Fair and cooler; low, 50-55. Saturday: Mostly sunny and mild; high, 70-75. Today's Chuckle If at first you don't succeed try to hide your astonishment. ETTE FINAL VOL. 8, No. 113 A MEMBER OF THE GANNETT GROUP ELMIRA, N.Y. FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1970 TEN CENTS Star- Gaz V codM May Guerrillas Free 58 Hostages; Cede Enemy Half of Nation Widow of U. So PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - The Cambodian government, faced with sharply mounting pressure from the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese, has decided reluctantly to cede almost half the country to enemy control, well informed diplomatic sources said today. The disclosure came as military sources reported that enemy troops seized nearly half of the provincial capital of Kompong Spcu, 30 miles south of Phnom Penh in heavy fighting. Refugees from the town, which lies on the only highway open to Cambodia's major port of Kompong Som, formerly Sihanoukville, said the enemy held the central market and virtually all of that part of the town which lies south of a river bisecting it Western military experts termed the decision to cede territory to the enemy realistic, and said that even by concentrating its forces around Phnoit Penh and northwest of the capital, the government will have only a 50-50 chance of surviving the next four or five months of monsoon rains. The diplomats said Premier Lon Nol's government, in assessing its prospects, had written off the extensive eastern territory in which U. S. and South Vietnamese forces have been operating. With its army and strategic reserves already spread dangerously thin, the sources said the government realizes that much of the area east and south of Phnom Penh will revert to Communist control if the U. S. and South Vietnamese leave. . Already the government has lost control of vast areas in the northeast and the situation there worsens almost daily. But the area around Phnom Penh and the rice belt stretching northwest around the giant Tonle Sap lake will be defended at all costs, diplomatic sources said. Aide Reported Held "7 r f V fii$&&' i i 'I - W gXz vv . 1 i.-i n jf f"nr, & - - Antiwar Group Wins Big Test WASHINGTON (AP)-Anti-war forces in the Senate have paved the way for expected approval of a proposal to curtail future U. S. actions in Cambodia, but the victory could be more symbolic than substantial because of continued White House and House opposition. , The Senate defeated 5247 Thursday a key administration-backed amendment by Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., that proponents said would have emasculated the urb on presidential war powers. Both sides said the vote signified passage of the Cooper-Church amendment next week. With the Byrd vote out of the way, the Senate turned its attention today to an amendment by Sen. John J. Williams, R-Del., to cut all funds out of the military sales authorization bill for gifts and credit sales of firearms or military equipment to other nations. The authorization measure has been the vehicle for the Cambodia limitation effort sponsored by Sens. Frank Church, D-Idaho, and John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky. Twisters Rip Great Plains Associated Press Tornadoes churning out of heavy thunderstorms over the Great Plains Thursday night struck more than a dozen towns in Oklahoma and Arkansas, -causing death; damage and injuries.; ; Two persons were killed one in each state-by tornadoes, and three others i died in incidents related to the storms in Oklahoma. Arkansas counted 25 injured and Oklahoma 12. Nineteen mobile homes were reported demolished in the Oklahoma communities of Alta Vista and Long Town, south of Tulsa. A teen-age girl died in the Alta Vista twister. Several houses and many farm buildings were leveled in various parts of Oklahoma. Hardest hit in Arkansas was the mountain town of Springdale, 190 miles northwest of Little Rock. National Guardsmen living in the area were called, to duty to search for injured in damaged homes and other buildings. ' A shopping center was heavily damaged, but its nine stores had closed for the night before the twister hit. , '.. Martin Monica puts icing on a cake he baked as part of an order in his catering business. Associated Press Fifty - eight foreigners held hostage in Amman were reported released today, but' Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported that a commando group was holding the widow of an American military attache killed by guerrillas in the Jordanian capital earlier this week. A guerrilla organization in Beirut announced that the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine this morning released the 58 Americans, Britons and other foreigners it had help captive for more than 36 hours in Amman's two main hotels. Diplomats in the Lebanese capital confirmed the report, but had no details. Regular communication channels with the Jordanian capital were still cut. The American woman reported a prisoner of the commandos was the widow of Maj. Robert P. Perry of Chicago, an attache of the U.S. Embassy in Amman who was killed by a group of guerrillas who invaded his residence Wednesday at the height of the fighting between the Palestinians and Jordanian troops. 'Martin's Kitchen' to Help Work. of Kidney Foundation PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -Martin Monica, 14, has gone into the catering business to help the organization which saw him through four months on an artificial kidney machine and a kidney transplant last year. The profits from "Martin's Kitchen," as he calls it, are earmarked for the Kidney Foundation, which he says assisted him morally and financially when he needed help. The business, accommodating ' small luncheons and dinners, has earned $200 in the last several weeks. The money went into a savings account to earn interest. "I'm letting it grow," Martin said in an interview Thursday, "until there is a large amount to give to the Kidney Foundation. "I found out, the hard way what it is ,Jjke to be sick; and now I wanWo help others." Martin' received a new kidney in a transplant operation last Oct. 14 at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, eliminating his need for an artificial kidney to cleanse his blood. : He began making cookies for his friends last January and his skills became widely known. His output is no longer limited to cookies. He said one of his dishes most in demand is pineapple chicken. His mother helps with the cooking and his father provides the car for deliveries. ""' h . With the help of two Cubberly High School friends he' also is making a 10-miriute color film on artificial kidney machine treatment. "Doctors in the artificial kidney unit at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco have promised to help me with the narration," he said. "But I plan to do a lot of the talking myself." Martin is one of six children. His father, George Monica, is a youth development agent for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Rash of Trash Fires Sparks Disorders in Brooklyn Area NEW YORK (AP) - The setting of trash fires set off sporad ic disorders in the East New York section of Brooklyn early today. A police car was fire-bombed, building windows were broken and some stores were looted, officers said. Police said a report of a sniper firing at police vehicles proved to be false. No serious injuries were re-i ported. Police said they arrested 11 persons. A police spokesman said officers investigated what they said was a "loud report" in the area but found no evidence of a sniper, The police ticker reported that a sniper was firing an auto- pTTTTfl iTterfrT-rff frrefrfrd matic weapon and preventing firemen from extinguishing a fire. ' At least eight store windows were broken and several stores looted during the disorders, police said. Asst. Chief Police Inspector Michael Codd, who went to the scene, said "It was a few individuals, not the entire neighbor-, hood, that caused the damage." A police spokesman added, "Most of the damage was done by a roving band, As of now, everything is reported fine." Five arrested persons, ranging in age from 16 to 30, were charged with burglary, police said. Two blocks of Sutter Avenue were littered with refuse and emptied garbage cans and shortly after sunrise about 100 to 150 neighborhood residents were in the street watching fires burn out. Helmeted police looked down from roofs as firefighting operations proceeded without any further interference. The neighborhood has a large number of abandoned and burned-out buildings.- The disorders began when residents of the slum section set trash fires in the street. Two patrolmen said they saw two men feedindg one of the fires and chased them into a building where they were arrested. As they emerged an angry crowd gathered and tried to free the men by throwing rocks, bottles and cans at the officers. A second radio car arrived during the melee and its officers said they saw a third man heave a firebomb into the first patrol car. The car was destroyed in the blaze. Earlier reports said Mrs. Perry and two of their three children were present when Perry was killed, but the Egyptian report today made no mention of the children. Nor did it give the circumstances of the reported capture of the woman. As the Palestine guerrillas refused to be satisfied by concessions from King Hussein of Jordan and made new demands, U.S. officials were preparing to evacuate about 400 Americans living in Jordan. In Washington, the White House said only "precautionary planning" was being done. But a representative of the International Red Cross arrived in Amman today to arrange the evacuation, and three Lebanese jetliners were standing by in Beirut to fly the evacuees to Athens. Subsequently, the State Department said in Washington that the airlift to evacuate the Americans would enter Jordan today. A spokesman said planes have received landing permission from Jordan authorities. The spokesman also said it was understood by the department that the hostages held by the guerrillias were being released. Hussein made major concession to the guerrillas Thursday by dismissing his uncle from command of his army and removing a cousin from command of an army division that had spearheaded the battle against the guerrillas in Amman. But Al Fata, the largest of the commando organization, said in a broadcast from Cairo that this was only "the beginning of vie-, tory for the people." It demanded that the king renounce his commitment to a political settlement with Israel and said only such a "radical solution" could end the strike in Jordan in which more than 700 persons are reported to have been killed or wounded. The broadcast demanded that the king join the-guerrillas in Newspaper Walkout In 3rd Day BUFFALO, N Y. (AP) - A strike by delivery-truck helpers against the Buffalo Evening News entered its thirds day today, and a spokesman for the newspaper said the possibility of resuming publication today was "remote." . Negotiators scheduled an afternoon bargaining session, with a federal mediator taking part in, the talks for the first time. The spokesman said the meet-; ings would continue , daily if today's talks were unsuccessful in ending the walkout. ' -As they had the two previous days, pressmen and stereotyp-ers 1 refused to cross the strikers' picket lines at the News' main building at its printing plant a few blocks away. Typesetters and those editorial workers who chose to report to their , jobs prepared an edition for printing in the event the walkout ended quickly. ' , Spotlight Comeback Try . " Hubert Humphrey to hit the comeback trail Saturday when he announces candi- . dacy for U. S. Senate. Page 2. Hobart Arrests , Four Hobart College stu-s dents arrested in police con-; frontation. Page 4. Musical Family Music abounds in the Stevens family of South Waverly i . v they all love it. Page 5. Welfare Myths . Do welfare recipients have illegitimate children just to collect welfare funds? See tha guest editorial on Page 6. What Not to Say Art Buchwald lists some things you shouldn't say to members of Women's Liberation movement. Page 9. i-. . (This- is a two-section newspaper) their commitment to "liberate" Israel from Jewish domination. It also demanded "the liquidation of America's entire fifth column in Jordan." "What is needed is a radical solution, not merely decisions written on paper or broadcast on the radio," Al Fatah said. "The liquidation of traitors has only begun. They must be deported. The people will not settle for halfway solutions." Sources in Beirut said fighting had died down in Amman Thursday night but artillery fire could be heard on the outskirts of the city. They had no report on whether there was fighting today. Telephone communications with Amman were still cut off, and the electricity there was out for the third day as the result of guerrilla rocket hits on the power station. : W. German Envoy Kidnaped in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -The Brazilian government said Thursday night that it would do all it could to obtain the safe release of West German Ambassador Ehrenfried von Holleben, kidnaped by leftist terrorists who killed a Brazilian security guard and wounded two others. The military government of President Emilio Garrastazu Medici was expected to meet the kidnapers' demand that political prisoners be exchanged for the 61-year-old diplomat. But pamphlets left by the kidnapers did not say what prisoners they wanted or even how many. Von Holleben was snatched by about eight young people Thursday evening as he was returning home' in his chauffeur-driven Mercedes Benz. As the car-rounded a sharp turn two blocks from the ambassador's residence, his youthful abductors shot out a street light, rammed the front of his car with a jeep and machine gunned a station wagon carrying security men behind the Mercedes, witnesses said. - . Two young armed men then forced their way into von Holle-ben's car, gunning to death a Brazilian security agent in the front seat as he reached for his pistol. While others covered the ' two wounded security men who had been in the station wagon, the ambassador was dragged ; from his car and driven away in a waiting Chevrolet. Ehrenfried Von Holleben The ambassador's Brazilian driver was not hurt. A blonde woman strewed packets of pamphlets on' the street, then she and the kidnapers fled in at least three cars. - The pamphlets identified the abductors as members of the Popular ' Revolutionary Vanguard, one . of : several leftist commando groups in Brazil. Von Holleben was the second West German diplomat kidnaped in Latin America this year. Count Karl von Spreti, the ambassador to Guatemala, was kidnaped by leftists there iri April and was murdered after the government refused to release the political prisoners demanded ) in exchange for him. West Germany withdrew its diplomatic staff from Guatemala. No such obstinacy was expected from the Brazilian government, which last September exchanged 15 political prisoners for U.S. Ambassador C. Burke Elbrick and in March swapped another five for the Japanese consul in Sao Paulo. 35 Reputed Mafia Figures Arrested NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities have arrested 35 of 46 reputed Mafia . figures indicted on , charges of criminal contempt. Brooklyn Dist. Atty. Eugene Gold announced the indictments , ;. Thursday and said the arrests were the most of their kind since 1957, when police seized 62 underworld figures in Apalach-in. N.Y. The 11 others are still being sought. The indictments stemmed from the defendants' refusal to : answer questions by a Brooklyn grand jury investigating the, infiltration of legitimate business : by organized crime. Among those arrested in eight counties in and. around the city . by police and detectives from index Tunney's Daughter si Sent to Hospital Bridge 8 . ' . L ;T Buchwald 9 LONDON (AP) - The daugh- ' danger of her committing fur-Business . 12, 13 ter of former world heavy- ther unprovoked homicidal at-Comics : .. 8, 9 weight boxing champion Gene " tacks. : Crossword .. . 8 Tunney was committed to a Prosecutor Alan de Piro rec-Death Notices' 17' mental hospital today after ad- " ommended that Mrs. Wilkinson wt -1 c mitting she bludgeoned her hus- be detained at the maximum se-ditonals ... 6 band t0 death last Easter Sun- . curity hospital at Broadmoor '.Heloise 5 day. "without limitation on time." .;IIELP! .....i. U Mrs. Joan Tunney Wilkinson,'. 'Judge Carl Aarvold ordered History 4 30, had pleaded guilty to man- her to be detained there. The Horoscope 8 slaughter on the grounds of di-' judge said it was quite clear she Life Begins minished responsibility in the - was in great need of help from at 40 ....... 8 death of her Sl-year-old hus- ; the medical services. He said he Sports . . 14 16 band, Lynn Carter Wilkinson, in was satisfied she was suffering . Teen Forum . 9 their rented cottage, s . , , , . from mental illness. , Television ... 9 ; The Old Bailey criminal court Wilkinson's body was found in Theaters .... 16 here was told by a psychiatrist his bed. The couples' two daugh- Want Ads 17-21 that Mrs. Wilkinson had suf- ters, Alexandra, 6, and Erin, 3, Weather ...... 4 fered from schizophrenia for were in the house" at the time, "Women ;....'." 5 nine years and there was a real as was Wilkinsons mother. i , The Days- ".'X fw' $VSl lttEGKVM Jtf - ; a - .. ! nmMfKImm ii mi mmm This is Milady coming to you Sunday. Gold's office were alleged members of the Mafia families of ' Carlo Gambino and Joseph Colombo and one formerly led by Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonan-no. The men were arraigned before, state Supreme Court Jus-t tice Milton Mollen, who paroled seven of them and set bail for the others" between $500 and .$10,0004 If convicted, they face one-year prison terms - and $1,000 fines. Gold, who said "we are going to pursue the lawless conduct of organized crime relentlessly," indicated the 46 had been arrested a total of 317 times previously. ' - r Among those seized were Na-tale "Joe Diamond" Evola, 63, described as Bonanno's successor; Paul - Sciacca, a reputed family adviser; Bruno Capio, an alleged family captain; and Phillip "Rusty" Rastelli, 51, described as a high-ranking family member. Anniello Dellacroce, 55, reputed underboss in the Gambino family, and Nicholas Bianco, described as the No. 3 man in the Colombo family, also were arrested. Soviet Union Launches Cosmos MOSCOW .(AP) - The Soviet Union has launched an artificial scientific satellite, Cosmos 347, Tass reported today. Besides scientific apparatus, the satellite carries a radio system for the precision measurement of orbital elements and a radio telemetric system to transmit data to earth. . TALKS ADJOURNED LONDON (AP) - Britons went without their nationally distributed newspapers for the third ; straight day today as strike talks between printing unions and newspaper propria-tors were again rdjourned after; a 12-hour marathon meeting. . i

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