Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 27, 1970 · Page 12
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Carroll, Iowa
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Iav\a a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 253 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Tuesday, October 27, 1970—Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Single Copy Report Generals in Good Health Soviet Landing Blamed on 'Pilot Error' MOSCOW (AP) - Two American diplomats reported from the Soviet-Turkish border today that "a pilot error" caused a light plane with two U.S. generals on board to land in Soviet Armenia six days ago. An embassy spokesman said the two diplomats met the generals, their American pilot and Turkish escort officer at the guest house where they are being detained just a few miles from the border. He said the four men are being held "in quite comfortable circumstances" and apparently have not been severely interrogated. The pilot told the diplomats that a freak gust of wind caught the unarmed, two-engined plane last Wednesday and blew it across the border. When the pilot regained control of the plane he found himself over the Soviet town of Leninakan, but mistook it for the Turkish town of Kars. The spokesman said the pilot then made a routine landing at Leninakan airport, still believing that he was in Turkey. The diplomats reported the generals in good health. They are Maj. Gen. Edward C. D. Scherrer, chief of the U.S. military mission in Turkey, and Brig. Gen. Claude McQuarrie Jr. The U.S. government said the violation of Soviet air space was "clearly accidental," due to bad weather, and asked for the speedy release of the four men and the plane. But a blast in Tass gave no indication that the Kremlin was preparing to let them go. The Soviet news agency said the Foreign Ministry presented notes to the governments of the United States and Turkey strongly protesting the "unlawful intrusion" of Soviet territory. The notes said the intrusion was "not a chance violation of Soviet air space" but was a "direct result of the general military activity of the United States in areas adjoining the Soviet Union." "In the last three years alone there were more than 10 unlawful violations of the Soviet Union's air space, and appropriate representations were made in connection with them to the American side," the note to Washington said. "Every time the American side tried to present things in such a way as though the violations were the result of a chance concurrence of circumstances. But it is quite legitimate to ask why do American military planes appear near Soviet frontiers and whether this is accidental? The answer should be looked for in the extensive military and intelligence activities which the United States has been carrying out for many years in direct proximity to the Soviet Union." "More than that," the state­ ment added, "attention should also be drawn to the recent considerable increase in the activity of the U.S. Air Force and Navy in the area directly adjoining the southern borders of the Soviet Union." The other note accused the Ankara government of allowing U.S. planes to operate from Turkish bases "for reconnaissance and other hostile actions directed against the Soviet Union and countries of the Middle East. "Suffice it to recall the flight of the American U2 spy plane which was a rude violation of norms of international law and was condemned by the entire world public." This was a reference to the shooting down of Francis Gary Powers' spy plane 10 years ago. Powers served two years in Soviet prisons. The two generals were touring Turkish bases in eastern Turkey. Their pilot is Maj. James P. Russell. Nobel Prizes Awarded to 3 Scholars STOCKHOLM (AP) - The 1970 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded jointly today to a Frenchman and a Swede at the University of California's San Diego branch. But the Swede's wife refused to wake him up to tell him he was $40,000 richer. "If s too early in the morning," the wife of Prof. Hannes Alfven told a newsman who telephoned their home in La Jolla at 3:35 a.m. PST. "If s too early — he's still asleep." Mrs. Alfven hung up, then took the phone offif the hook. Prof. Alfven shared the prize with Louis Neel of Grenoble University. The last Nobel award of the year, in chemistry, also was an nounced today and went to a na tive of Paris now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Prof. Luis F. Leloir, for his discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates. Neel was eating lunch in a restaurant in Besancon in eastern France when told of the award. He observed: "There are very few Nobel prizes but many good physicists. I am above all happy for this prize for the French school of magnetism, which is highly regarded." Alfven was honored for "fundamental work and discoveries in magneto hydrodynamics with fruitful application in different parts of plasma physics," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced. Neel was cited for "fundamental work and discoveries concerning antiferro magnetism and iferri magnetism which have led to important applications in solid state physics." Alfven, 62, works alternately In the United States and at the Royal Advanced Technical School in Stockholm. He once threatened to emigrate to America unless the Swedish government gave him a professorship with adequate funds for his research in plasma physics. The government complied. Neel, 66, is a native of Lyon and a graduate of the Ecole Nobel Prizes . . See Page 2 All-State Musicians Kuemper music students selected for the all-state orchestra during tryouts Saturday at Denison, are, top photo, from left, seated, Carolyn Schumacher and Denise Simons, standing, from left, Barb Ohde, Diane Reicks, Sarah Simons, Jean Renze, Mary Ann Simons, Sue Gradoville and Angie Seyller. Students in the bottom photo were selected for the all-state chorus. They are, from left, Nancy Anthofer, Pam Renze, Jeff Renze, Peg Slater, Bill Schrad and Joan Schulte. The all-state groups, sponsored by the Iowa High School Music Association, will perform Nov. 27 and 28 at KRNT Theater in Des Moines. See Beginning of Long Awaited Housing Upturn MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Mortgage bankers seem to agree the long awaited housing upturn has begun and will go on. Many of them predict high Says Client Denies Guilt in Ohta Case SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) The bearded young man accused of murdering five persons at a luxurious hilltop mansion denies doing it, public defender James Jackson says. Jackson, court-appointed to defend John Linley Frazier, said at a news conference Monday his client has told him he did not kill the victims and didn't know them. Frazier, 24, was arrested last Friday as he slept in a dilapidated cowshed where he lived less than a half mile from the mansion where four days earlier five people were found shot dead and thrown into a swimming pool. The victims were Dr. Victor Ohta, 45, his wife, Virginia, 43, their sons Derrick, 12, and Taggart, 11, and his secretary, Dorothy Cadwallader, 38. Jackson said Frazier's actions "are not like those of a normal person ... He does not understand the gas chamber. And he does not know right' from wrong." The attorney said Frazier's personality "changed radically" after an auto accident last May in which he suffered a head injury. One person, described as a close friend, told, a newsman that Frazier was "a fairly straight family-oriented sort of a guy" until about May, when he quit his job as an auto mechanic and "turned almost overnight into another wired-up hippie." He separated from his wife of four years a short time later. Jackson said he had no immediate plans to change Frazier's "not guilty" plea to a plea of insanity because he feels the evidence is all circumstantial. But Jackson said David Marlow, former chief of the University of California psychology department on the Santa Cruz campus, had talked to Frazier four times and "is expected to testify that Frazier is not mentally competent." mortgage rates will continue, but some expect a slight easing soon. Several experts interviewed here Monday at the Mortgage Bankers Association — MBA — convention also said they see the federal government playing an increasing role in housing. Some claim this is taking away incentive from the private sector, but others argue that private enterprise alone is unable to meet the nation's housing needs. "I don't feel there will be a big reduction in mortgage rates for a while to come," said Everett Mattson, senior vice president with the Houston-based Lomas & Nettleton Co. Another banker, Claude E. Pope, executive vice president with Cameron Brown Co. of Raleigh, N.C., predicted that "long-term mortgage rates will stabilize around current levels." However, outgoing MBA President Robert H. Pease said he anticipated a decline of between one-fourth and one-half per cent. The effective mortgage rate for new single family houses was estimated last month at 8.49 per cent by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. This figure, which includes initial fees and assumes that the mortgage will be paid off in 10 years, is .03 per cent lower than the August rate. Despite high mortgage costs, housing starts are on the upswing and the banking experts said they expected the trend to continue. "People are growing accustomed to the high cost of money, and they're beginning to realize that it won't do any good to sit around waiting for interest rates to fall," Pope said. A significant portion of this Housing .... See Page 2 Nixon Signs New Drug Bill Aimed at Pushers WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon today signed a drug bill aimed at drug and narcotics pushers, asking public support for an all-out fight against drug use by young people. Enforcement tools provided by the new law, plus the support of all citizens, may "save the lives of thousands of young people who might otherwise be hooked on drugs," Nixon said. "In order for the laws to mean anything they must have the support of the public," he said. The drug bill eases somewhat the penalties for narcotics and drug users, stiffens penalties for professional drug traffickers and extends federal controls over previously unregulated drugs. Nixon, addressing himself to "all of you who may be seeing this signing ceremony or hearing it," said drug use among people is a major national crisis. The ceremony took place at the downtown Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. The new law de-emphasizes punishment of drug users in favor of educational programs aimed at preventing a person from taking up the habit. It reduces the crime of possessing marijuana from a felony to a misdemeanor. But senators and representatives, with White House backing, wrote in stiffer penalties for pushers of narcotics and dangerous drugs, tightened restric- Guilty Pleas Entered in Kent State Action RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A state prosecutor and Kent State University professor whose views on the grand jury investigation of violence and death at Kent were given publicly have pleaded guilty to contempt of court charges. All persons connected with the grand jury are under court order not to discuss the disturbances. But over the weekend, Seabury H. Ford of Ravenna, a state prosecutor who aided the grand jury investigation, granted an interview, and Kent geology Prof. Glenn Frank publicly took issue with it. Ford, 68, was interviewed by Knight Newspapers writer William Schmidt. Ford said he should not have granted the interview but also claimed that he was misquoted. The story quoted Ford as saying Ohio National Guardsmen should have shot all" troublemakers at Kent State. It appeared Saturday in the Akron Beacon Journal. The Beacon Journal quoted Frank as saying he was speaking out "in contempt of the naive and stupid conclusions of the special grand jury, specifically as to the reasons for the May 1-4 disturbances." Four students were shot to death and nine wounded in a campus confrontation May 4 with Ohio National Guardsmen. Both men were released on $500 bond Monday after enter­ ing their pleas. Portage County Common Pleas Judge Edwin Jones, who ordered the ban on public comments by persons involved in ,the investigation, deferred, sentencing pending the outcome of two lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union following the grand jury report. Ford claimed Schmidt asked for an interview to obtain background material for a feature story. He said there had been an understanding that his comments about his personal feelings and philosophies "would not be published as direct quotations or otherwise." "We.stand by Bill Schmidt's story," said Robert Giles, managing editor of the Beacon Journal. "It was accurate and we think that Mr. Ford's willingness to plead guilty to the charges makes the issue of his being misquoted a rather moot one." One suit by the American Civil Liberties Union challenged Jones' order barring criticism of the jury report by persons involved in the proceedings and the other is against Jones' order banning protests of the jury action at the Portage County Courthouse. Lindsay Hits Nixon Campaign Strategy NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor John V. Lindsay has charged that President Nixon is personally accountable for introducing the tactics of fear into campaign efforts to eliminate his political foes. The Presidenfs 1970 political strategy "has spread a cloud of suspicion and mistrust over our whole nation," Lindsay said Monday night at the Family of Man dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel. "This is one of the few campaigns in memory in which men apparently seek not merely to defeat their opponents but literally to eliminate them from our public life," the mayor said. Lindsay, a registered Republican, accused the Republican President and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew of abandoning party principles to claim "that opposition to their policies somehow is an incitement to unrest and violence." "It is the voice of national researchers and senior advisers from the White House and by the President of the United Lidnsay .... See Page 2 tions on their legitimate sale and manufacture and armed federal narcotics agents with "no knock" search authority. Inclusion of the no-knock provision, which allows officers with a warrant to enter a premise without announcing themselves, sparked a minor filibuster in the Senate and a fight in the House during the year and a half the bill was before Congress. On final passage, less than a month before the congressional elections, the President got what he wanted. Included in the law is a provision for a study of marijuana effects federal officials hope will be given the same respectful response as the 1964 surgeon general's report statistically linking cigarettes and lung cancer. Until that report is in, one year from now, the Nixon administration remains, in the words of Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, "diametrically opposed" to any relaxation of laws prohibiting possession and use of marijuana. The same study commission is required to present within two years a report on causes of drug abuse. Possession of marijuana, previously a felony under federal law, is reduced to a misdemeanor. Judges are empowered to grant probation, parole or dismissal of charges in cases in- voling first offenders. Casual distribution of marijuana, as typified by passing a reefer among friends, is considered a misdemeanor. All changes in penalties take effect six months hence. Education, treatment and rehabilitation programs for drug and narcotics users are given, an extra $26 million under the new law. The measure brings under strict federal control the previously unregulated distribution of tranquilizers, pep pills, sleeping pills and similar drugs. Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday night,. lows 30s west to 40s east. Wednesday partly cloudy and continued cool, highs in 50s. Montreal Mayor Warns Political Kidnapping Tactics Could Spread to the United States MONTREAL (AP) - The mayor of Montreal, who says he is marked for assassination, thinks that if political kidnaping is allowed to continue in Quebec Province, it will spread to the United States. "If we were to let them continue kidnaping our diplomats and members of government," said Mayor Jean Drapeau in an interview, "you can rest assured that those who have illegal purposes in the United States would do it. "Someone hearing about what has happened here will start doing it." Asked whether he or his police know of any ties between the terrorists of the Quebec Liberation Front—the FLQ—and radical or terrorist groups in the United States or elsewhere, Drapeau said: "My opinion is that these groups are full of men who do a lot of traveling. And they don't travel to Rome to see the Pope." As two bodyguards stood nearby, Drapeau said the FLQ has prepared a list of government figures and others it wants assassinated in an attempt at revolution. "My name is on top," said the mayor, who was re-elected in a landslide vote Sunday. The FLQ kidnaped British Trade Commissioner James Cross on Oct. 5 and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte five days later. The terrorists murdered L'aporte on Oct. 17 after the government refused to free 23 FLQ members serving prison terms or awaiting trial. Cross' wife emerged from seclusion Monday night to broadcast a message to her husband and his kidnapers over a local French-language station. She said she was confident Cross is alive and well, and she pleaded with the kidnapers to release him without delay. She said her experience was "agonizing." Drapeau said it is possible for "a small group of determined men and women to take over a government because when people are scared, or people are indifferent, or people are afraid, they accept as a matter of fact a new government. "When a revolution is starting, there are people of good faith who suggest that as a way to prevent the worst the government should resign and a new one be accepted and become a provisory government ... Conversations were held not only in Montreal, but in other parts of the province ... People were thinking of establishing a provisory government ... A provisory government is not a government that is constitutional but a government which is used by the revolutionists." City, provincial and federal police are convinced, Drapeau said, that until Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau granted requests from him and Bourassa to send in federal troops and put the War Measures Act into effect, "the revolution had everything to succeed." Danger from the FLQ isn't past, Drapeau warned. "I know it is not less to the extent that the army should leave. The FLQ may very well practice a strategy of slowing down and waiting until they find they have the best chance to strike again. "It will take a few years before the danger is really past.' 1

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