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Friday, December 18, 1970
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V lip 3 tite t Vol. 44 No. Valparaiso, Indiana 46383, Friday, December 18, 1970 Phone 462-5151 Fifteen Cents Find No Trulh To Snooping olish ane ttt-Mt 141 20 Paire. Riots Charges: New Research Facilities Move Research Unit Here The need for more research and development facilities and the lack of space for expansion at the Gary plant were the reasons for the Anderson Co.'s decision to move its entire research and development department to Valparaiso, said John P., Moorhead. The director of research and development for the company said Anderson spent in "excess Rep. Landgrebe Spent $39,000 With today being the deadline for candidates to file expense statements, a report of spending $39,334 was filed Thursday by U. S. Rep. Earl Landgrebe, Valparaiso, who defeated Phil Sprague, Michigan City industrial by 1,204 votes in the November race for the 2nd District seat.' Expenses of the committee for Sprague, also filed Thursday, totaled $57,918.31, or 81 cents more than the contribu- Will By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) American and South Vietnamese forces in Vietnam will observe 24-hour cease-fires for Christmas and New Year's, but informed sources said American bombers would continue heavy raids on North Vietnamese supply routes in Laos and Cambodia during the truces. The allied commands announced today , that their forces in Vietnam would hold their fire unless attacked from 6 p.m. Dec. 24 Saigon time until 6 p.m. Christmas Day, and from 6 p.m. New Year's Eve to 6 p.m. Jan. 1. ' The Viet Cong announced earlier that its forces would observe cease-fires of three days each over Christmas and New Year's, and four days for the Tet festival of the lunar new 6,000 GIs Get To Visit "i Homes Under New Policy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAIGON (AP),- As many as 8,000 American servicemen are spending Christmas at home under the new leave policy- for troops in Vietnam, the U.S. Command said today. Pnn American World Airways and World Airways are running low-cost charter flights to Oakland, Calif., and to New York for servicemen who want to go home for 14 days under the new program. A round trip to the West Coast costs $350, compared with a regulnr one-way economy fare of about $510. "Charter flights are allocated to all military regions In Vietnam, based on troop strength, " a U.S. upokesmnn said. "Thnt way the man In the boondocks i t v..: 'v. ' , Among new research and development facilities at Anderson Co., is modern draftsman workroom. Shown discussing new design are (from left) Gerald Doty, project engineer, Don Moorhead. director of research and development, and Don Stratton, chief draftsman. (V-M Staff Photo) of a quarter of a million dollars" renovating the northern-most building at the plant property on South Campbell. The building was completely rebuilt inside and modernized on the outside.. Research and development of all Roton Division products will be done in the new facilities. This includes windshield blades and seat back recliners for buses and aircraft. Anderson is tions. Also filed Thursday were reports of $1,500 spent by the Tippecanoe County committee for Sprague and $1,200 spent by Sprague personally. Earlier, a Porter County group, the Concerned Citizens Committee of Westchester-Liberty Townships for Phil Sprague, reported spending $90. Donations to the Landgrebe committee totaled $40,009, with a balance of $674 remaining after the election. Continue Raids year the last week in January. The cease-fires proclaimed last year by the opposing sides were of the same length. The American and South Vietnamese commands said nothing about a Tet cease-fire, but they are expected to announce one of at last 24 hours duration unless they detect a massive enemy buildup indicating a repetition of the 1968 Tet offensive. Launched under cover of a cease-fire, that was the biggest enemy offensive of the war. Neither the allied nor the Viet Cong cease-fire announcements said anything about Cambodia, where 12,500 South Vietnamese troops are currently operating and American bombers fly .in slipport of Cambodian troops as well as ' the South Vietnamese. The spokesman in Phnom Penh for the Cambodian Command said he personally doesn't think will get a chance to go home." He said some GIs are also going home on regular commercial flights and by hitching rides on military planes. "A lot of guys won't want to go," the spokesman said. "There Is no way to anticipate how many will not take advantage of the leave policy and reduced fares." , He said some men are scheduled for rest and recuperation leaves, or R and It, at cities in Southeast Asia during the Christmas holidays. The new leave program went into effect last month. The two-week leave it offers is In addition to the five to seven days of R and R that every OI in Vietnam gets during his one yenr tour In the war, the major supplier to the automotive industry of windshield wipers, Moorhead said. The new facilities include offices, seminar rooms, chemistry laboratory, test lab, model shop and machine room where the company does its own tool and dye work and makes test models and initial samples. Research and development employs 25 persons, said Moorhead. Environmental Impact Study GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP)-For the next six months the upper regions of Big Walnut Valley in northern Putnam County will be scanned and picked over by an ecological task force equipped with a $35,000 federal grant. The five-member team of ecologists, naturalists and an engineer met at DePauw University Thursday to launch the study, ordered by the Army Corps of Engineers. Thrust of the investigation will be the environmental impact of the Big Walnut Dam and lake project near Greencastle. The area includes a two-mile unique area ot Canadian yew, hemlock and blue heron colo nies near Bainbridge. there should be a cease-fire, but he indicated his government has reached no decision on the matter. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, told his men in a Christmas message that "sacrifice is as much a part of Christmas as are the joy and warmth of being with family and loved ones. "Your sacrifice for the Vietnamese people' who are fighting for their freedom of choice is in the spirit of this . season," Abrams said. The U.S. Command announced the loss of two more planes and three helicopters, with four American crewmen killed, three wounded and two missing. This raised to 7,392 the number of American planes and helicopters lost in the war. The latest losses - include a When a serviceman goes on R and R, his transportation to and from such places as I long Kong, Bangkok and Hawaii is paid by the military. But when he goes home for leave under the new policy, he normally has to make his own arrangements. ' Servicemen on leave are eligible to travel to the United Stales on military aircraft when space is available, but they must have a return commercial ticket to ensure they arc back in Vietnam on time. Many OIs won't be able to go homo for Christinas because they can't afford the fare. Hut many others due to be (lis chnrged during the Christmas-New Year period are being re leased early to get them home for the holidays. WASHINGTON (AP) --"The Army says a preliminary investigation has found no trulh to I charges, the 'U.S. military spied on an Illinois senator, conf ess" man and former governor "I can state that neither Sen Stevenson, Rep. Mikva. nor lor mer Gov. Kerner are or ever have been the subject of military intelligence activities or investigations . related to political activities." Secretary of the Army Stanley R.ltesor said in a statement Thursday. Resor replied to charges raised a day earlier by Sen. Sam J., Ervin Jr., D-N.C, who quoted a former Army agent as saying sonnel Army intelligence per- had collected data on nen. Acuai rievenson in, lormer Gov. Otto Kerner, now a federal judge, and RepT Abner Mikwt, The allegations. Resor said. 'are " without foundation in fact.' He pledged the Army's 'observance of the nightly cur-, cooperation in Ervin's probe of f,.w and for calm prudence ' the former aRent's story. md work and,said the nort had Resor said tie agent s state - tunl .1 .UM 111:.,..:.. citizens including civil, church, education and political leaders were spied on will be investi gated separately. The investigation is continuing in the case of the three Democratic officials, he said. Ervin quoted the former affent as savins the military in telligence unit at one time was I . A Swedish newsman who was spying on every person in Illi-; in Szczecin Thursday reported nois who expressed disagree-! the Pollce headquarters and sev-ment with U.S. involvement in eral otner buildings were burn-Southeast Asia or who openly ;in8 wnen he left the city that opposed Nixon administration domestic policies. There has been no indication what use, if any, was made of information allegedly gathered by the agents. After Ervin issued the report of the former agent's statement, J the White House released a statement opposing domestic spying and said, "It will not be done under this administration." Asked whether military personnel actually are engaged in spying on citizens, White House press secretary Ronald L. Zie-gler pointed to a statement by Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird: "It is not going on in any way at this time." However, The Associated Press has obtained documents outlining Air Force and Navy requirements for investigation and reporting on "civil disturbances and dissident or subversive activities . . . . " When Sen. Ervin asked about the guidelines, Robert C. Moot, assistant secretary of defense, said the Pentagon has a ' very real concern for the privacy and finncritnriina vmhfe rf mtv :rZ':rZ I": "As a general rule, investigations are not. initiated where the allegation is based on the mere expression of views opposing official U.S. policy in Vietnam," Moot said. "Participation out of uniform in orderly antiwar pro test activities normally does not warrant an investigation." Marine F4 Phantom fighter-bomber shot down in Laos near the North Vietnamese border, an 02 forward air control plane which did not return from a mission over Laos last Saturday, two Army OH6 light helicopters that collided shortly after taking off in the Mekong Delta, and another OH6 shot down in the delta., South Vietnamese headquarters announced that government forces on a new sweep operation in the delta discovered a Viet Cong prisoner of war camp and freed 44 Vietnamese, 39 of them civilians. A spokesman said the camp was 66 miles southwest of Saigon, and nine Viet Cong guards were killed. Otherwise, only light, scattered action was reported in Vietnam, and the wave of terrorist attacks in Saigon which began Tuesday night eased up. I'liere were five false bomb alarms today, including one that turned 200 American and Viet namese employes out of the Joint U.S. Public Affairs building while it was searched. Outside the capital, enemy forces made a grenade attack on a government administrative office in Binh Dinh province 282 miles northeast of Saigon, killing a village official and wounding three hamlet chiefs and three soldiers On the ( ambodian government's northeast front, a Cambodian military convoy broke through a Viet Cong-infested stretch of Highway 7 for the first time since the enemy began its dry season offensive. Porter County Weather Variable cloudineu t night, with a rh.inct of light M0wrt or dt iirle In th north, low 38-44. VarUbl cloudineu Saturday, cooler, higlu In tha low 40. Prt-cipiMtlon probabilitiaii 10-30 par cent tonight and Saturday, - Hy NICHOLAS LII.I.ITOS Associate Press Writer WARSAW (AP - More trouble was. indicated today, in Szczecin, shaken by rioting and arson, and tanks were deployed it) Gdansk, hut the days of violence against government price increases appeared on the wane. A traveler from Szczecin, Poland's largest port, said mobs hurried the Communist party headquarters Thursday in a continuation of rioting that has left 10-20 dead and hundreds in j'ired. ' - ' A Western diplomat who re: turned from the Baltic port of Gdansk," where the major vio- lence broke out -Monday, said lanxs were positioned-every 100 yards along the main street. j Warsaw-radio reported thatrlife4day-nightrwith "gangs of hooli- in Gdansk was "fully normal." Radio Szczecin appealed for ; heimn a normal working Hav , 1 J But the continued appeals for calm and order were considered evidence that the city the Germans called Stettin had yet to return to normal. Buildings : ,", ri T r wc,c U hlnrl r mnrfl mf hnnf inc im posed a dusk-to-dawn curfew I Thursday. night. The reporter, Anders Tunberg of the Swedish Broadcasting Corp., said a third of the 22,000 shipyard and dock workers had failed to report for work Thurs- day morning, and the rest re- fused to work. He said at noon several thousand workers marched into the heart of the city, but "heavy police forces" stopped several thousand others who tried to leave the ship- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) A local news agency Reports Brazilian authorities were holding talks with the Chilean and Algerian embassies to arrange asylum for 70 political prisoners whose release has been de- tv,nnlirt in AVtV, 0 flfTH fftr tVlO Iflfl. Cu,:cc ocoHnr Such i - . - .... I meetings would be the first in- rlipatinn . the Brazilian eovern- ment is willing to negotiate with the kidnapers. . ' WASHINGTON (AP) Spnntp's cnnclnmerate The bill on Social Security, trade, welfare ond q vor otv nf n hpr suhiectS appears dead despite a demand from President Nixon that action be taken before Congress adjourns. WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird has decreed that managers in his department must meet numerical timetables to in-increase minority hiring. WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee estimates the federal government spends $75 million a year supporting j.iu advisory panels many of which, it says, are meaningless, obsolete or performing duplicate jobs. WASHINGTON (AP)-An an- nnunrpmpnt was exnected todav on the safety of a chemical ; which soap manufacturers have been turning to in place of much criticized phosphates in household detergents. SAIGON (AP) A broadcast by the Viet Cong military com-1 mand has raised speculation ; that there" will be a major Com- j munist effort in Vietnam during ; the Tet festival of the lunar new j year, at the end of January. I Demand End To Viet War WASHINGTON (AP) - The While House Conference on Children ends today following a stormy breakaway session in which delegates demanded an end to the war in Vietnam. The final item on the agenda was consideration of specific recommendations to President Nixon on ways to improve the lives of the nation's young. Forum leaders announced Thursday b) "issues of overrid ing concern" which they said I have surfaced in five davs of discussions among the l.oo'i delegates. Among IImmh were elimination of racism, improvement.1) in the system' of child justice, more diverse systems of education, lie . velopnient of day care pro grains, an office of child advocacy and n federally financed national child health care pr-gtam. News iD Briefs yards. The nightly curfew also continued in force in the tri cities of Gdansk, Gdynia and .Sopot, on the country and warned that the Hay of Danzig liJO miles east ! demonstrators resorting to vio-of Szczecin. Passenger train j lence would be shot on sicht. service from Warsaw to Gdansk resumed today after a four day suspension, but plane and telephone service were still suspended. ' - Warsaw Radio reported that all shops in Gdansk were open this morning and fully stocked, people were queuing to get morning newspapers;' city transport is operating on- a full- scale basis and so is the inter - tri-city electric train line.' The broadcast said all work ers went to their jobs in a I ! three cities. rtatno dnansK had reported el new flareup in the city Thurs- gans attacking food trucks'. Injunction Blocks INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sen. constitutional but its method of Vance Hartke, D-Ind., had an operation is unconstitutional." injunction today blocking a re- . Hartke was certified with 4,-count of his race with Rep. 383 more votes than his Repub-Richard L. Roudebush, R-lnd., i'hean opponent, and Roudebush but a question remained on validity of the state recount law. A three-judge efderal court panel, asked by Hartke's petition to rule on constitutionality of the Indiana recount law, issued an injunction Thursday night blocking recounts in state courts of the Nov. 3 Hartke-Roudebush race. The panel of two Democrats and one Republican, however, did not mention the recount law. Donald A. Schabel, attorney for Roudebush, said he felt the panel had outlawed the state recount statute. John J. Dillon, Hartke's. attorney, said -the panel could mean "the statute on its face is rug Trial Ended Without A Verdict By OTTO DOELLING Associated Press Writer ALSDORF, Germany (AP) The West German govern- nave agreed to compensate fam-An Aachen State Court todav ment has offered to pay another , lhes of children crippled in their ended the 2'i-year-long thalido-! $13.6 million to families of the ! countries. Another suit is pend-mide trial without a formal ver-1 malformed children. Between i mg in Japan. diet but said it was convinced that the drug was responsible for the epidemic of malformed infants a decade ago. Juuge cennouiecz, reading a 1 30-page explanation of the court's ruling, said there was a ! detinue correlation between the I marketing of the drug in West I Germany from 1957 to 1961 and ie uiuumuius ui uauies born during those years with ma! formed or missing limbs. The judge also held thalidomide responsible for "causing nerve damage' in some adult users. It was the longest trial in West German history. Five past or present employes of Chemie Gruenenthal, the company that produced the drug, were charged in a 972-page indictment with negligent I r manslaughter, inflicting bodily injury and violating federal drug laws. , The defense moved on, Dec. 7 inai me iriai oe cnneci with no verdict, and the prosecution ic- ccpted the motion because Chemie Gruenenthal had set up a : minion lumi lor 111a formed children and agreed to Spend $75 Million A 3,200 Panels-Many lty CARL ( CRAFT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) ' A House committee estimated today the federal government spends $75 million a year supporting 3,200 advisory panels many of which it said are meaningless, obsolete or performing, duplicate jobs While declaring proXT use ofiished product such committees is necessary and helpful, "the Government, Operations Committee deplored; inactive ones that are tucked away in bureaucratic obscurity accomplishing nothing. The report said there are, committees to advise advisory, committees, committees1 with out appointees, committees wit li j appointed members which do. not meet, : staffs which committees with do not meet, and committees which go on forev-! er. Some committees exist in i name only, the congressmen said, new members are nppoini-i ed to expired hoards, many pan els waste lime getting started, some committees cover territory already explored by a previous board, and often conclu sions'imd recommendations are The government meanwhile declared the equivalent (if a state of emergency throughout Premier Joef Cyrankiewicz told the nation by television Thursday night that 10 to 20 per, sons had been killed and hundreds wounded in the rioting, which started Monday in Gdansk" when shipyard workers demonstrated against increases averaging 20 per cent in the 'price of food, fuel, clothing and other commodities., Earlier in the nitiht the" ore- miir said: issued an order which 'Organs of militia, the se curity service and other cooperating organs are under ohliga-" lion to-take up all legal means of enforcement including the use oi weapons against all per- isons commiting violent attacks filed for recounts in 11 counties. Opposing a recount on the state level, Hartke contended that once the Indiana senator election was certified, only thejtion and said, "I am unable to U.S. Senate could judge its re- find any irreparable damage suit. Hartke obtained a temporary injunction against a recount from Judge S. Hugh Dillin of U.S. District Court in Indianapolis Dec. 3. Judge Luther M. ' Sweigert. chief ef the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Chicago, ap- pointed the .panel of Dillin, fel- low Democrat . William E. Steckler of the Indianapolis court and Republican Judge John Paul Stevens of the Chica - i pay $1.09 million to the adult English and Swedish compa-I plaintiffs who claimed they suf-1 nies that produced the drug un-I fered nerve damage. ! dor a license from Gruenenthal 2,200 and 2,300 children, most of them West German, stand to benefit from the company and government compensation. The motion to end the trial was based on a West German law permitting a court to terminate a case with no official verdict if the prosecution agrees that continuing it would serve only slight public interest and that any guilt on the part of the defendants is minimal. "We can't afford to spend any more time on legalistic problems. We have other problems of education and health." said Karl-Hermann Schulte-Hillrn. an attorney for 400 nersnns or I families who were coplaintiffs j in the action. Although he would m,u u ui ut-n.-e i.iuuuu to end the trial, hedid not op - Pse A; Thalidomide, a sleep-inducing drug, is. blamed for the malfor- mation . of some 6.500 babies in 20 countries whose mothers took lit in the early stages of pre;.: nancy. The trial in Alsdorf deal. ! the hand." only with cases recorded ei 1 Although it agreed to pay, the West Germany, where an esti- i company insisted to the end of mated 4,(K)0 thalidomide babic: thejrial that no casual relation-were born. A third of them arc ! ship had been nroved .hetween said to have died. flatly ignored by the people who appoint panels. The panel proliferation begri during George Washington's administration, the llou.-ie group said, and now has reached the point w here no one really knows the extent of manpower being consumed -and there is no way to effectively evaluate the fin- In the report climaxing an I.".-ntonth review the House panel said was the first comprehensive look at the situation, the committee stated presidential panels-those with at least one member picked by the White House "generally lack adequate administrative guidelines and management control," The average Cabinet member serves on about ;il) committocs--which, group said, makes him no more I Ihnn 11 tnltnn r,f w ntnttt -il it'r The executive branch occa- slonally goes on a "coinmitlee killing spree of short duration,' louse group said Kep. John S. Monagan, D Conn., chairman of a special studies group which prepared the report, said of the known and unknown advisory bodies: on the lives and health of citizens." . ' Informed sources said a bomb exploded in the back yard of the Soviet Embassy in the capital, but. no one was injured. Workmen were called to repair the damage, the sources said. Western diplomatic missions in Warsaw said .tensions, appeared to he mounting in other parts 6f Poland. A renrosentative of commu- nist. party leader Wladyslaw Go- vmiilka" was sent to Gdansk and told the workers in ta. broadcast they woyld get pay increases in 1J71 to offset the rise' in prices. Britain's 'Communist parly newspaper,, the Morning Star, said the Polish economic "reforms' Were "planned to "read- ! just wages as . well as prices. But vhile the price increases were . immediate, the wage changes were to be delayed Recount go court. Steckler and Dillin said they favored the injunction because they believe a state recount would encroach upon the prerogative of the Senate to judge election of its members as specified in the federal Constitution. Stevens opposed the injunc- .would incur to the plaintiff (Hartke) by permitting a state recount to go forward." - - Stevens said he thought the case should not have come into federal court until state court remedies were exhausted. He said the Indiana Supreme Court should have had a crack at it. j Roudebush's attorneys said the U.S. Supreme Court could i revive the recount but thej' ! hadn't decided yet whether to ! appeal. j Dr. Frances Kelsey, who was with the U.S. Food and Drug 1 Administration when thalido- mide'was being sold, blocked marketing of the drug in the United States. However, some American women gave birth to malformed children after taking thalidomide that came from abroad. The thalidomide trial began May 27, 1968, after a 6'-year investigation. There were originally nine defendants, but three, including the company president, were excused because of illness, and another died. Schulte-Hillen, who is the father of a thalidomide-crippled boy, now 9 years old, said in an interview that the damages suf- i fered by thalidomide children and their parents were 20 times what Gruenenthal had offered to pay, but the parents realized that the company could never ; pay that kind of money. j "The main thing," he said. is that we finally get cash in thalidomide and birth defects. Year On ss "I think of them as being iike satellites , , . they go out into outer space but they keep circling around, and no one really knows how many there are or what direction they're going in." The House committee's recommended remedies include: -Creating a committee -management secretariat in the Office of Management and Hudgt to make an annual review of the need for interagency and advisory committees. Having the President report annually to Congress on the activities, status and changes in composition of advisory panels -including a list of those he feels should be abolished. Setting up reforms ineltidip1 nteragency i provisions for guidelines eon-the House taming a clearly defined mis sion and balanced representation plus sX'cifie designation of lime for a report and for the panel's work to end. Developing of u permanent depository at the Library of Congress where public report 1 would be available and all panels would have to send a copy of their reports and background papers from consult ants.

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