The Amarillo Globe-Times from Amarillo, Texas on May 17, 1976 · Page 31
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The Amarillo Globe-Times from Amarillo, Texas · Page 31

Amarillo, Texas
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Monday, May 17, 1976
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P.M AMARILLO GLOBE-TIMES "\S7vv- 53ROYEARNO. 58 AMARILLO, TEXAS MONDAY MAY 17, 1976 30 PAGES PRICETSc Julie's Denial A magazine article, written by Julie Nixon Eisenhower, is a vehement denial of the portrayal of her mother as withdrawn and drinking heavily--described in the book. "The Final Days." Mrs. Eisenhower said the portrayal is "one distortion I cannot live with." Page 3. LBJLucky Japanese ace who downed 64 Allied planes recalls the i day 34 years ago he nearly bagged an American bomber carrying a Texas congressman--Lyndon Baines Johnson. Page 12. Photographer Brad Musick, a free-lance photographer, likes to roam the wilder, remote areas with his camera. He is the neighbor Staff Writer George Turner invites you to meet today. Page 15. Going Home A four-year-old Dallas girl was found in New Orleans Sunday, almost two week j since her abduction from the apartment complex where ' she lived. She was to be reunited with her mother today. Page 20. Extortion Sheriff Ray Melvin of Johnson County. Ky.. says he is staying in office pending appeal after his conviction, last week for taking payoffs from bootleggers. The prosecuting attorney says he feels witnesses would be safer if the governor would remove the sheriff from office. Page 30. Index Amu»«m«nt . 20 Editorial . . . . 11 Bridge . . . . . 5 Morotcop* . . . 20 Clattifted . . . 24 M*tro Page . . I S Comic* 23 Sportt 16 DeotS* 4 Telcvition . . . 10 The Weather Fair with warmer afternoons through Tuesday High today low 70s. Low tonight upper 40s. High Tuesday near 80. Wind variable 5 to 15 miles per hour today and tonight The low in Amarillo this morning was 41 THhe hiph Sunday was 65. Bushland soil temperature: 62 at 2 inches. 63 at 6 inches. SUNSET TODAY: 8:45 SUNRISE TUESDAY. 6:41 KissingerPlans Io Leave Even IffFo ins By The Associated Press Republican challenger Ronald Reagan made Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger's foreign policy the basis for his attacks on President Ford. Now -- on the ere of the important Michigan primary -- Kissinger has indicated he would quit if Ford wins in November. In an interview taped for NBC's "Today" show, Kissinger said he would prefer not to remain in office if Ford is elected to a full term. Kissinger's comment came as Ford returned from a weekend trip through his home state of Michigan which included a whistle-stop railroad tour on Saturday, The test in Michigan is the most crucial yet for Ford in his up-and-down course through the Republican primaries. Ford is down right now -the loser of five of the last six primaries -- and a loss to Reagan in his home state would hardly enhance his chances. The Democrats also have primaries on Tuesday. Front-running Jimmy Carter is the target for California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., making his primary debut, in Maryland and for Rep. Morris K. Udall in Michigan. "I don't want to tie the conduct of foreign policy to me personally." Kissinger said in his interview. "If 3 foreign policy is well designed, then it should be able to be carried out by many people. So on the whole, I would prefer not to stay." Kissinger suggested in the past that he might resign under certain circumstances, but the timing of this particular suggestion was sure to give rise to speculation that politics was involved. Ford's position going into Michigan, where 83 delegates are at stake, was hurt over the weekend. Reagan picked up 18 delegates in Oklahoma, 12 in Missouri, nine in Louisiana and five in Virginia, for a total gain of 44. Ford gained six in Missouri and two in Virginia. That gave Reagan a lead of 476 to 331 in committed delegates, with another 371 uncommitted. And while many of those uncommitted were believed to favor the President, there have been signs of erosion recently, particularly in New York, where 15 announced for Reagan last week and others are thought ready to switch if Reagan wins in Michigan. That in turn prompted speculation that there may be new entries in the field. Sen. Lowell Weicker of Connecticut, a member of the party's moderate. wing, suggested Sunday in a New York television interview that the race may be like Saturday's Preakness, a horse race in which the two favorites ran themselves into the ground and a long shot came from behind. Weicker suggested that Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller and Sens. Howard Baker of Tennessee and Edward Brooke of Massachusetts are possible late entries and there has been continuing talk about former Gov. John B. Conn-ally of Texas. But at least one Reagan backer said over the weekend that he doesn't think Ford is through. Sen. Paul Laxalt of Nevada, chairman of Citizens for Reagan, appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," noted that Reagan's candidacy was thought dead after early- Ford victories. He said he fears a Ford victory in Michigan will lead to a "resurrection" of the President's candidacy. Reagan, who spent Sunday at home in California, has said he would need a miracle to win in Michigan. Said Laxalt: "I can't believe we can win in Michigan, but it couid happen." Ford gave it his best shot in Michigan in his weekend trip there. He attracted large crowds on his whistle stop tour, and was applauded when he attended church Sunday in his home town o f (See KISSINGER on Page 2) V% . _ · --APWireohofo Demonsfroffon Volunteer -fireman Tom Radtke's outer garments were on fire, but it was just port of a demonstration on how to treat a fire victim. The event was part training given during a fire conference c? Albany N.Y. '' S^ESSBSKSSBSSS'BSfcKS President of France Begins U.S. Journ --AP Wirephoto Blowing Down the Road Magen, a dachshund, was fitted out in his favorite motorcycling togs as he rode behind his owner, J.A. Thompson, during a recent ride through Fresno, Calif. PARIS (UPIi -- French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing left today for a Bicentennial visit to the United States to bolster France's image with the American public and promote French policies in Washington. Giscard d'Estaing, accompanied by Foreign Minister Jean Sauvagnargues, left Charles de Gaulle airport by Concorde supersonic jetliner at 6:12 a.m. EOT. The French president was expected to land at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington at about 11 a.m. EOT. Gisc.ird d'Estaing, whose trip will last six days, was expected to confer with Presid'ent Ford later in the day. Giscard's method of travel was intentional, although some residents around Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland object that the noisy craft was not specially cleared for landing, as is required at commercial airports. For Giscard. of course, it was a political "must" to arrive aboard the plane in which his nation has so much invested. After his,arrivaf to a formal military welcome from President Ford, and an appearance for crowds and photographers, the two leaders were to begin private talks immediately at the White House. Ford faces his own "must" on Tuesday -- the Michigan primary which the President has said he "must win" if he is to withstand the challenge of former California Gov. Ronald Reagan for the Republican presidential nomination. Throughout his visit. Giscard will be competing with domestic politics for news coverage. Both Ford and Giscard face political problems at home. ?nd an agreeable state visit couid help them both. The administration has pulled out the stops for the visit, with Ford hosting a state dinner tonight ana Giscard returning the favor Tuesday evening while the Michigan primary votes are counted. Giscard will also address a joint session of Congress Tuesday, then travel with his wife, Anne-Aymcne. to Yorktown, Va.. Philadelphia and Houston. His itinerary' omits New York, where the dropnosed Concorde is the target of protests against allowing the jet to land at Kennedy Airport.. Relations between France and the United States are stable, but both nations are intoned with problems about the ?vliddle East. Africa and Europe. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who visited Giscard in Paris two weeks ago. joins talks on those matters. One of the messages Giscard hopes to deliver during his trip is that France has arrived as a major world economic power. The French President repcrteci- (See FRENCH on Page 2) 221 Die in Beirut Battles BEIRUT. Lebanon ( A P ) -- Moslems and Christians fought one of the most savage rocket and artillery duels of the 13month-long civil war late Sunday and early today. Police reported 221 persons killed and 383 wounded overnight, pushing the war's death toll to more than 19.000. Hospitals issued urgent appeals for blood and said the wounded were being placed on bare iloors. Scores of high-rise apartment buildings were ablaze in downtown Beirut and the suburbs. On Sunday, about 50 moviegoers in a Moslem area were killed or wounded as they walked out of a theater and into a mortar battle. A spokesman at Barbir hospital said 34 bodies were brought there but some of the victims might have been killed elsewhere. The over-all death toll included journalist Edouard Saab, editor of the French-language newspaper L'Orient le Jour, who was fatally wounded by a sniper bullet as drove his car in Beirut. A police spokesman said the Moslem and Christian militias fired more than 1,000 rounds of Soviet-made rockets and 155mm artillerv shells in the duel. "It was a deluge of rocket and bomb terror. The combatants were simply out of their minds, randomly shelling residential areas." he said. "The way both sides have been improving their armaments is an unsolved puizie." Police said fighting continued for a sixth day for control of ski resort villages on the edge of the Christian enclave on Mount Lebanon, 20 miles northeast of Beirut. Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat was meeting in Damascus with Syrian President Hafez Assad. In Beirut, Christian President Suleiman Franjieh announced that he had made no commitment 10 resign quickly and turn over the government to Elias Sarkis, elected by parliament 10 days ago with Syrian backing. Moslem leftists had made Franjieh's resignation a key condition for ending the civil war. Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Jailouti arrived from Damascus where he met with Assad and Arafat. Jalioud conferred here with Moslems leaders in another mediation effort. Food shortages are acute among an estimated 100.000 Lebanese living in temporary quarters, U.N. officials said. Vaccine for half a million person? is being rushed to Lebanon this week to head off potential epidemics of cholera, polio, diphtheria and typhoid, according to James McDougail. Middle East director of the United Nations Children's Fund UJNiCEF'. He announced that UN1CF.F plans to distribute insecticides and chlorination ki?s. "The accumulation of garbage and rubble, the pollution of the air. the contamination of water sources, the breakdown in sewage disposal and increasing swarms of flies and insects are (See BEIRUT on Page 2i ASK ADAM call 376-6464 A Q A M , Arr.iUiHe * Ovlfliv.n. Ar.^wpr \",ail} *il! f OvOc .V'.w^i'v 'r g^o-i'iony splvo vour orrtvfT$ .lie! sMrul ur 'or vour · vjf ts C o ' I .1/06464 Sftweon noo" jn.J mul.iijjhr r v r r v ila or vir,tr P O 8fix .'O^l Am.irillo 7916ft Fi.'i 1 Nnmf .iciilrcss and roirr.'vn'. 1 rvi ·.'. b? %'ivfi *'·"« won call o' wri»p ijvii i n i t i a l ^ r-nlv * . p i rip I'st-cl '' ' ( · · As Jeep owners we have enjoyed exploring the bed of the Canadian River. Who owns and what are the recreational use regulations of the river west of the Dumas highway bridge? -- U.F. The Canadian River, from Dumas highway bridge west to the Tascosa highway bridge, is state property. The Canadian River is privately owned from Tascosa highway bridge west to New Mexico because land grants cross that portion of the river bed. The river bed is defined as that portion from the bottom of the river out to the first cut bank, sometimes referred to as the first vegetation line. On river beds owned by the state there are no regulations on recreational use for Jeeps or four-wheel drive vehicles. VVeldon Fromm. district supervisor for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, said that all hunting and fishing regulations do apply however ADAM also checked with Capt. f.S* ASK A1MM on Page 2) GiantQuake Jolts MOSCOW iAP' -- A severe earthquake struck a wide area of Soviet. Central Asia today and caused "serious damage in a number 01 places." officials reported. The quake, centered in the sparsely populated Kutahatau mountain range some 300 miles west of the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, was much more powerful than the one which devastated parts of northern Italy early this month. There was no early report on the extent of damage or casualties, but the Tass news agency said ' prompt measures are being token to rliminate the aftermath of the quake and to give relief to the quake victims." The jolt had a force of 9 on the 12- point Soviet Meavedev scale. In Washington, the U.S. Geological Survey reported the tremor reached 7.2 on the oper.enaed rlichter scale, which would hf "several tunes bigger than the Italian earthquake :n terms of ; energy." A quake wit* a reacting of 7 on the Richter scale is capable of widespread, heavy damage. The Italian quake, in which more than 900 sre known dead, registered between 6.5 and 5.9 on the Richter scale. Seismology officials in Tashkent said the small town of Gazli apparently suffered the brunt of the quake. Gazli. which has a population of about 8.000, was unreachable by telephone and the Tashkent seismic station said communications with Gazli were rut off when the quake struck. Residents and visitors to Tashkent told friends in Moscow by phone they felt the tremor but there was no apparent damage in the city, which was devastated by a quake iO years age. The first official Soviet report of the quake came over Moscow radio some six hours after the tremor was recorded The U.S. Geological Survey had reported it a few hours earlier. Tass later issued two brief items on an urgent basis, mentioning victims for the first time. The Soviet press usually t plays down natural calamities, so the report of heavy damage and victim? hinted at the seriousness of the situation. The quake was centered about l.SOv miles southwest ct Moscow and SSL- miles south of the super-secret Baikonur space center. Moscow radio said that on the Medvedev scale. Gazli suffered a force of 8. It said a force of 5 was felt in Tashkent and 6 or more in Samarkand and Bukhara to the west. The central Asian quake struck st 9 a.m Tashkent time, the hour '.v'nen residents would be arriving at school and work, according to the broadcast. Tashkent's population is nearly 1.6 million. Samarkand has a population of 299.000 and Bukhara 13S.CGO. Gazli. named as the community that suffered the biggest tremor, has a population of 7,500 according to 1S70 census figures. Ofticials said communications with the village were severed The Tashkent seismic station, reached by telephone, reported the earth- quake "vas undoubtedly connected" with one th;,! struck ihe same general area April o Tho intensity \vas the saiv.o. officials said. Injuries 2nd damages were minimal f-oir 1 . the earlier tremor, it was reported L-Her. because seismologists had forecast i! five days before and warned residents There no mdiccr.ion of any warnings about today's quake. The most serious Soviet earthquake in recent times occurred April 26. 1966. in Jht» s.:ine area It leveled pans of Tashkent and left 300.000 homeless. Sovje* officials claimed at the lime that or.Iy 15 persons were killed and about 500 were injured Tht-ir explanation for the com- parr.tiveiy low toll was that the quake moved tne esrth up ;^ti Jown. not sideways, and mainly ;K'tectes.i old one- story buildings of unbaktxi mud and bricks \ccording to the report bv thj I' S. Ql AKK nn'-F I

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