The Capital Journal from Salem, Oregon on October 3, 1970 · 1
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Salem, Oregon
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Saturday, October 3, 1970
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i 1-4 Bo 1 iniQ BMMiMg; 0 -f- ears EUGENE, Ore. (UPI)-A dynamite bomb exploded Friday night in the basement toilet of a nine-story University of . Oregon building, causing extensive damage but no injuries. The building houses classrooms, offices and research facilities. President Robert D. Clark, who surveyed the damage, termed the blast "the tragic product of a very sick mind. I hope the public will understand this madness is not representative of the students of the University of Oregon." Prof. James Klonoski, head of the university's political science department, said Eugene Police Chief Dale Allan advised him the blast was caused by 20-24 sticks of dynamite with a timer on them. Klonoski has an office at the top floor of the Prince Lucien Campbell Hall target of the Diast. 7, X r- it- ! Poking at Eugene police sift; the after the explosion. (UPI) Call for Registering to Vote Question: Where can I get registered after 6 p.m. in Salem so I can vote in the Nov. 3 general election? Harold Newcomb, 445 Wilson St. SE. Answer: The Marion County clerk's . office . said that the elections department in the courthouse will be open Saturday, Oct. 3, from. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registrars during office hcurs are available in banks and schools. , Others Also Complain Question: My children and several neighborhood chMdren picked beans but have not received their checks. Can you find out why it takes so long to get these checks for these kids? Mrs. Mervin R. Halbei-sen, 651 Wayne Dr. N. - : Answer: We suggest you contact Labor Commissioner Norman O. Nilsen's office in the Labor and Industries Building. The labor commissioner tries to collect unpaid wages. He has already received several complaints about the grower you" mentioned in your letter. words flew at London's Heathrow airport Friday when a jumbo jet didn't The fracas flared among American passengers who crowded around a Pan American World Airways desk to hear new flight arrangements after the 747 journey to New York was called off because of engine trouble. "This is a load of garbage," yelled one man. Up strode another American. "I'm fed up with you," he told : the first man and punched him in the nose. President Clark said the university would do everything possible to help in the apprehension of the person or persons responsible lor tne blast The FBI joined in the investigation, as it did last year when explosives were used in Eugene dynamitings in violation of the Federal Firearms Act. Police said a few teachers and teacher assistants were in 82nd Year No. 238 4 the Rubble rubble and look for clues n - u A third American marched in and punched the man who had hit the first man. A fourth traveler grabbed airline papers from a desk and hurled them in the air. A fifth man stamped on the fourth man's foot. Then a cool British voice on a loudsqeaker told the brawling passengers: "We have entered you all for the world heavyweight championship.. If you can wait thatbrg-' the building when the explosion came at 9:15 p.m. They and several other persons in the area were taken to police headquarters for questioning. The blast caused considerable damage to the norm end of the building. It knocked in . walls, broke windows, knocked over bookcases, damaged furniture and wooden doors, and sent a 20-25 foot wide chunk of ceiling tumbling down in the basement. Salem, Oregon, Saturday, October Father Stops Rapist and Is Slain A NEW YORK (AP) Three girls aged 16, 12 and 7 are orphans after their father, a widower, rushed to help a girl being raped and was shot to death by her attacker. . . "I wish there was something I could do for those kids," the mother of the girl reported in good condition in a hospital-said Friday. She expressed "deep gratitude" for the action of Rufus Father, Son Killed In Head-on Crash; 7 Others Are Hurt By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A father and son were killed and seven other persons injured Friday night when two vehicles collided headon in the Santiam Pass on U.S. Highway 20. Three other persons died in Oregon traffic accidents Friday, bringing the state's toll for the year to 523 in the Associated Press count. The accident in the Santiam Pass killed Randall Ray Johnson, 32, and his son Randy, 14. Four other members of the Johnson "family, from Springfield, and three persons in the other vehicle were taken to St. Charles Hospital in Bend. The three occupants of the second vehicle, all from Mc-MinnvUle, were Michael Douglas White, 29, Ricky James Arnold, 18, and Jack Allen Nesseth, 21. White was released after treatment while Arnold and Nesseth remained hospitalized today. Another accident in Central Oregon Friday night killed Peter Martin Konkler, 45, Redmond, Ore. He died' when' his car crashed on Old Culver Highway, between Metolius and Culver. In southeastern Oregon, a car out of control crashed, killing two persons and injuring two others from Bums. The accident occurred on an isolated strip of U.S. 95, six miles north of the Oregon-Nevada line. Killed were Patricia Ann Buckley, 20, and Richard Thom- 5 Youths Dead After Car Runs Into Side of Train BELLINGHAM, Wash. (UPI) Five young persons were killed early today when their auto struck a train broadside. It was pulled under a tank car and dragged 250 feet. The collision occurred three and one-half miles northeast of here at a crossing on the Milwaukee Road tracks. JL Most of the damage was to the sociology research section and two offices on the first two floors. There was no fire. However, fire units were used to pump out water in the basement and elsewhere that occurred as the blast broke heating pipes. The building was opened three years ago. A member of the newly I 1 1 David Anderson, a 44-year-old interior decorator, of Brooklyn. Anderson's mother, Mrs. Ruth Pinckney, 63, flew here from Rochester, 'N. V., after the killing Thursday night and said: "I had tears in my eyes when I heard about it, but since I got here there have been no more tears he died for a good cause." Mrs. Pinckney plans to take her son's three daughters to as Yokes, 22. Miss Buckley was dead on arrival at a hospital in Winnemucca, Nev. Yokes died a short time later. Judy Ruth Coldiron, 21, and Edward Vale, 28, were hospitalized in serious condition. Ship Will Check Gas By ROBERT A. DOBKIN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) An odd-looking Navy ship bristling with the same scientific gear it used to locate two sunken sub marines a few1 years back goes looking today for an old Liberty ship and its cargo of nerve gas sunk in the Atlantic. The oceanographic research ship Mizar and its team of scientists will revisit the ocean gravesite of the LeBaron Rus sell Briggs to determine whether its deadly cargo is intact and if the gas has harmed marine life. The Briggs was scuttled Aug. 18 in 16,000 feet of water 283 miles east of the Florida coast Aboard were 418 vaults of obso lete but still highly toxic GB nerve gas packed in old rockets. The Washington State Patrol said the car was registered to Paul I. Anderson, 20, of Bellingham, one of the victims. Another Bellingham youth and three persons from Vancouver, B.C.,' were also killed in the crash. The other victims were identified as Roy Carson, 20, Bellingham, and Anthony Eisen-zimmer, 18; Robert W. Dixon, 18, and Sheldon M. Querns, 19, all of Vancouver. The state patrol said their vehicle struck the , side of a tank car carrying nonexplosive and noncorrosive sulphur gas. It was the next to the last car in the southbound tram. The auto was pulled under the tanker and dragged down the tracks for 250 feet before the train could be halted. Bodies of the victims were all found in the back seat of the car, badly mangled, officials said. -j reinforced campus security patrol that went into operation Friday was reported in the building at the time of the blast The 10-man unit was announced this week to deal with an increase in vandalism and theft on campus, providing "around the clock" protection. Classes began last Monday at the campus which in the 1969-70 school year was racked by 3, 1970 64 Pages (6 Rochester with her. She said their mother died five years ago in childbirth. "We don't want to separate them," she said. "If they feel they would rather live with my daughter Sarah, we would not object. Whatever they decide, they are not alone." Anderson had been on his way to his apartment when he heard screams from the roof of his apartment building. He ran to investigate. On the roof, he saw the 12-year-old girl being raped by a man in his mid-20s. When Anderson approached, the man drew a pistol and fired twice, hitting Anderson in the head. The gunman fled over ;the rooftops and is being sought by police. The girl, according to her mother, said the man had lured her to the roof with "fatherly coaxing" when she was returning home from a music lesson. Anderson's daughters apparently will not be entitled to an award under the city's Good Samaritan Law, which provides compensation for death or injury to citizens who try to prevent a crime on the streets or on Using cameras mounted on an underwater sled, the scientists will photograph the rusting hulk and check the effects, if any, on marine organisms in the area, Water samples will be taken and analyzed to see if any traces of the nerve agents are present. ' Conservationists who sought to block the dumping contended the gas would harm marine life, Military oceanographic ex perts said there was little life around the sites, , mainly spiny creatures such as starfish and sea urchins. Any leaking gas, they said, would be neutralized by the salt water and become harmless within 10 hours. A Navy spokesman said it isn't known how long the Mizar, which leaves from Norfolk, Va., will take to complete the job. The Briggs' location was plotted by Navy ships when it went to the bottom. .The unmanned deep-sea sled to be used in locating the Briggs is packed with three still earner- Painless School LONDON (UPI)-A judge has banned driving instructor Byron Moffatt Walker, - 34, from driving for eight years after he was found guilty of giving a girl pupil a lesson while drunk. Walker told the court he did not realize the girl was in the dual control car until it crashed. -4 .National Sgt. James Stovall of the Salem police department has been selected as one of the most out-outstanding policemen in the nation. His selection has been announced by editors of Parade, Magazine. Stovall will receive the honor along with 11 other policemen next week at the International Association of Chiefs . cf Police (IACP) Conference in arson fires and sit-in demonstrations. Most of the protests centered around the ROTC program at the campus at that time. Reports of another explosion in downtown Eugene sent police scurrying to the spot for fear that someone had planted a series of bombs. But the second blast just turned out to have been caused by a drunk who tossed a cigarette in. an oil can. Sections) Price 10c city-owned transit facilities. The incident happened on private property. A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said: "I always saw him taking his little daughter to school every morning. It's a damn shame. He seemed like such a nice man." By GREGG HERRINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) The "March for Victory" moved down Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday in sparkling sunlight, a gentle breeze rippling patriotic banners and American flags, with the Rev. Carl Mclntire in the lead with, a Bible under his arm. ' Mclntire had predicted a half million persons would be on hand to support his call for a military victory in the Southeast Asian war, a salute to the military-industrial complex, and his 0jrphdis Ky Gone, eadiv? as, strobe lights, magnetometer, sonar gear and a television camera. Two years ago the same sensitive equipment located hull remnants of the nuclear submarine Scorpion which disappeared with its 99-man crew in Atlantic water two miles deep. It also located and photographed wreckage of the Thresher, lost in 1963 with 129 men in 8,400 feet of water, 200 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass. The Scorpion and Thresher were the only U.S. submarines lost since World War II. L. JAMES STOVALL Honored nationally Pol Atlantic City, N.J. Stovall will receive ; the Pa-rade-IACP service award at a session Tuesday. He and Chief of Police Ben Meyers will leave Sunday for the convention. Meyers nominated Stovall last summer. The nomination was primarily based on the sergeant's police work involving the Jerome Henry Brudos case last year. Erudos pleaded h -1 I The' University of Oregon's president, Robert D. Clark, in center, surveys the damage as he and others in appeal for this country to fight communism everywhere it is found. Washington police monitoring the turnout estimated the crowd about an hour after the start of the parade at around 8,000. Not present were South Viet namese Vice President and Mrs. Neuven Cao Ky whom Mclntire had counted on as principal attractions. In a pre-rally news conference Mclntire confirmed that neither of the Kys would attend. Howev er, a copy of Ky's speech had been cabled here and it would be read by someone else, Mclntire said. The marchers were neatly dressed and ranged from the very young to the very old. Hawkers pushed "Victory" sweatshirts and souvenirs with a religious motif. A montage of banners read "God Bless America . . . Freedom Is Everybody's Business . . . U.S.A., Don't forsake little Vietnam." Mrs. Alameda Van Horn, 54, Indiana, Pa., carried a sign say ing "Get Our Prisoners Out." She said: "I love my lord and I love the freedom of my country." Friday's Heat Set a Record Salem's weather Friday set a couple of records. The temperature reached 93, making it the hottest October day ever recorded here. The previous record was a 92 recorded on Oct. 3, 1932. It also was the hottest Oct. 2 ever recorded. The previous record was 89 degrees on Oct. 2, 1958. Buck Fever Mostly fair tonight and Sunday with patches of morning fog. Low tonight 40, high Sunday 80. Chance of measurable precipitation 0 per cent through Sunday. Sunset today 6:49; sunrise tomorrow 7:12. Maximum yesterday 93; minimum today 43. Total 24-hour precipitation 0; for month 0; nor-mat .23. Seasonal precipitation 1.81; normal 1.61; Report by U.S. Weather Bureau. (Weather details Pace 12) ice ' guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of three young Oregon women. ! Stovall also was instrumental, Meyers said, in breaking the case which resulted in the arrest of Bobby Ray Robinson, Salem. Robinson is serving a term in the state penitentiary in connection with the death of a Salem woman. ; President's Inspection Crowd. There were no antiwar protesters to be seen as the march began. Their counter-demonstration "had been called off and a Yippie-sponsored "celebration of life" last night ended hi rock and bottle throwing in the Georgetown area and some 140 arrests. ; , Saturday about 200 Yippies were in Rock Creek park well away from the march, spinning Frjsbes back and forth, tooting kazoos and listening to a rock band. While a religious-patriotic theme dominated Mclntire's demonstration there was a scattering of such items as 'Key State Role' McCall: N -Power Trend of BEND (UPI) Nuclear pow er as the wave of the future, Gov. Tom McCall said here Friday. "We're going to have nuclear plants," he said. But he declared that the state and not the power companies should de termine their location. McCall made his comments at a meeting of Associated Or egon Industries. It was one of the strongest statements he has yet made oh nuclear power. A nuclear expert, John W. Landis, president of Gulf General Atomic of San Diego, affirmed the safety of nuclear plants and said "no environmental penalty need be. paid for nuclear plants." He said such plants can be integrated into industry and agriculture and located near cities. i McCall said he will seek leg islative approval for a nuclear planning commission "to decide where plants should be sited before the companies do." Both McCall and Landis said that nuclear power offered the best alternative for meeting ' the area's power needs. Landis said power companies are caught in an impasse be-1 tween the need to provide more I to Stovall A A spect rubble in the sociology department. (UPI) Too Confederate flags, old George Wallace campaign straw hats and a poster showing President Nixon's head on the body of a yellow chicken. Rep. John Rarick, D-La., was the only politician noticed on the monument grounds. The speaking schedule was dominated by fundamentalist ministers. In his speech Rarick said, "The answer to the Vietnam war . . ingenuity and courage. All we need is for our leaders to show some intestinal fortitude, guts." Police prepared for a much smaller crowd when it was learned that Mrs. Ky apparently would not attend the march and rally. the Future power and the fear of despoiling the environment At one point McCall said that eastern Oregon is most receptive to this kind of plants and "they'd like to have 16 of them." Landis predicted "before long local communities will be competing keenly to be chosen as sites for these new power plants." Both men also made, reference to the referendum vote in Eugene last May which prohibited the construction of a nuclear plant by the Eugene Water and Electric Board. Landis said the "anti-story waged in the campaign was quite devoid of fact." Inside Today Abby 7 Capital Life 6-7 Classified 18-24 Comics 39 Court Records 12 Crossword 29 Editorials 4 Markets 14 Movies 2 Obituaries 14 Sports 25-28 Valley, Coast 13 Stovall is a 21-year-veteran with the police department and has been a detective since 1953. He presently is assigned as liaison officer with the Marion County district attorney's office. He and his wife, Clarice, live at 540 Lefelle St. SE. They have two children, Mrs. Kenneth (Sherrie) Jem, and James Jr. Both are -students at the University of Oregon, Eugene,

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