The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on August 5, 1967 · 3
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Ak f EUCHVALD Pacification Having a Hard Time in U.S. The worst thing the United States could iave done was to introduce television to South Vietnam. It has given the South Vietnamese an opportunity to watch American news programs and these have raised many ques-' tions in the minds of our friends out there. Two South Vietnamese couples were watching a news show on a set the other night a few miles o u tside of Saigon. The Hews had to do with Newark Detroit, East Harlem, Cambridge, Md., and Plainfield, N.J. "Well," said one Vietnamese man at the end of the show, "they seem to be doing very well militarily, but their pacification program leaves a ' lot to be desired." The other Vietnamese man said: "I think the trouble is that you want results overnight. You have to remember that the United States is a young country, and they were under the domination of the British . until 1775. They can't be expected to resolve their differences in less than 300 years." One wife said: "It takes two sides to talk and the government in Washington just doesn't seem to J IIIIUIGM 111 Truck Killed, 60 Injured . SAN LEANDRO ifl- Five children were killed and 60 injured Friday in the crash of a flat bed truck loaded with Berke ley YMCA youngsters and , counselors returning from occulta wi. U4 kcavii isuinig. - Highway patrol officers ' ; aid that the driver lost coniroi ana me irucK . a. 4.1 j: e ... i whpii i n iiiu ill mi i unp fir Highway 17 near tne lionernl Mntnre nlant in " . t i : . . , . injured to five hospitals. . - A witness said that "- over a wide area around - thA. nrranb'Ari tmilr XT - f At. J 9 iNames 01 uie ueaa were not immeaiaxeiv avanaDie. . be getting through to the people in the countryside. Isn't that right, Cao?" That's true. I think the political structure of the United States is very weak at the moment Rather .than resolve their problems, the political parties are blaming each other for the fighting in the cities.". But why don't we do something about it?" the Vietnamese wife asked. "The South Vietnamese can only advise the United States on how to run its affairs. We can't get involved in American politics or they'll accuse us of a colonial policy. All we can do is urge them to have elections in 1968 and hope they put in people who sincerely care about the country." "I disagree with you," the Vietnamese husband said. "South Vietnam has a great stake in the United States and I believe we should get actively involved in their problems. There is obviously a revolution going on there and they are in no position to put it down themselves." "Are you trying to say you would advocate send-ing South Vietnamese . boys to Detroit?" "Yes, I am. We have a commitment to the United States and if they're in trouble we should honor it." Tragic Mistake One of the Vietnamese wives was adamant. "I believe the sending of South Vietnamese troops to the United States at this time would be a tragic mistake. If the United States is ever going to learn how to govern itself, it should use its own troops. I think we should offer advice but not soldiers." "But if President ; Johnson and Gov. Romney can't agree on the use of troops, how are you ever going to pacify the country?" ; . ' :- "I agree," said his wife.' "You're not just going to let the United States go down the drain.". . , The other husband was adamant "I ' ,don't think . you can do' it with troops. You've got to win s the hearts and fninds of 'the American people. You've . got to convince them that " bombing and burnings down their own cities xan only be destructive in the long run.".. ; "We can say that, sitting here in Vietnam before our television sets. But I wonder if you'd feel the same way if you were in the United States right now, wondering what tomorrow was going to bring." 1W7, Washington Past C. iff sl? n - in tha thick of things thd softest suit in many a tweed season I A standout in grey-and-white or camel -and-gold plaid... typical of Ounegan woolens. ; Self-sufficient too, with its bow blouso of rayon end silk. 8 to 1 4 sizes 70.00 on call fn Marima casual dresses I. MAGNINe Probe Clears rniinrilmnn vwuiiwiiiiiuu and Linklef ter BY ERWIN BAKER . TimuSUH Writer - Councilman Thomas D. Shepard and entertainer Art Linkletter were cleared by a City Council i n vestigating committee Friday of intimations they were linked in a $15,000 Valley Music Theater purchase "payoff." Concluding three public hearings, the eight-member committee unanimously agreed that "charges" by Dep. City Atty. Edwin F. Lawrence were "without basis in fact" and founded purely on rumor and gossip." Lawrence, 31, brought on the inquiry by alleging that an unnamed councilman had received a $15,-000 fee to influence city-purchase of the financially -1 r o ubled Woodland Hills facility. Admits Rumors . He subsequently admitted, under oath, that he had heard through "rumor and gossip" that Shepard was given the money by Linkletter,. a stockholder in the theater corporation. Shepard and Linkletter denied the accusation, also under oath. Shepard, a committee member, said he was "very satisfied" with the findings. The committee members recommended that further council consideration of an offer to sell the theater to the city if it is made b e "u n i n f luenced" by Lawrence's charges. Offer Withdrawn Nick Mayo, president of the Valley Music Theater Corp., withdrew an offer to sell the theater to the city for $1,350,000 after Lawrence publicly made his accusations at a Recre-tion and Parks Committee meetingcv","' ."' , ' :; Mayo said : Friday that he was uncertain about reinstatement of the offer. The Recreation and Parks "Committee has recommended against the purchase and it is expected to be placed before the Council shortly. Serviceman Killed Marine Gunnery Sgt David S. Prentice, father of Mrs. J. M. Baker, 6042 Eleanor, Ave., was listed by the defense Department Friday among servicemen killed in action in Vietnam. : CO Girl Testifies Against mm aah. ' rather in Death Las BY RON EINSTOSS Tin itiff Wrtrtr The winsome 9-year-old daughter' of a man suspected of murdering his wife said Friday her father warned her and her sister "he would whip us until we eouldn't sit down" if either ever told what she knew about her mother's disappearance. Mary 'Scott's statement came during a preliminary hearing for Albert R. Scott 58, accused of killing his wife, then burying her body in a wooded area near Piru Creek, south of Gorman. ' ' Mrs. Christine Scott, 31, of 22733 Main St., Torrance, vanished in March, 1965. Scott claims she "ran away." Charges were filed after his stepson, Frank Gill, 17, Mrs. Scott's . son by a previous marriage,' told police last June he had helped bury the body near Piru Creek. No trace of Mrs. Scott has been found. Mary, a blonde fourth-grader, said she remembers her father and Frank loading "a big square, long cardboard box" in the' family station wagon before dawn March 14, 1965. She and her sister Lin tOS ANGELES BEYERLY i da, 13, rode with them to the creek area, she said, where the two males unloaded the box and carried it and shovels "to a place" out of their sight. As she and Linda "played in the creek," she said, she heard, "the sound of shovels." La t e r, on returning home, Mary testified her father told her she could play with her mother's makeup because her mother was dead. :-: Questions Posed , "Did you ever tell anyone .what . happened to your mother?" asked Dep. Dist Atty. Robert Imerman. ."No, because father told us if we did he would whip us until we couldn't sit down," Mary replied. Mary offered her testimony with unusual poise for a 9-year-old. She did. not cry. Under cross examination by Dep. Public Defender Fred Kilbride, she said her father once had told her he had . "poisoned" her. mother. ; . Mary said the day after the March 14 trip , to Piru HILLS PASADENA SAN I ft i i j 'JJ, y7 ' I ;; r. n ' ,i . f : 0 P ' - - ; ' -. r noop-!d I the half hoop earring hoop-Id I tha half hoop earring comes in right on target with closely cropped hair . Polished 14-karat gold 30.00, textured 32.00 . . . fashion jewelry Mary Scott Times phott T Creek, the father had moved the family from the Torrance home to a trailer court and repainted the station wagon, explaining to her that he did so "so police wouldn't recognize it" She said later she and Linda accompanied their father on another visit to Piru Creek, and he again took a shovel into the woods out of their sight while the two girls played near the creek. By that time, the stepson had run off to live with a family in . National City. When the stepson made his allegations to San FERNANDO VALLEY - SANTA BARBARA ' SANTA ANA DEL AMO LA JOLLA I. MAGNIN - dos. , . Diego police in June, he said ha never actually had seen his mother's body,' only helped load the cardboard box into the station wagon and later bury It But he said his stepfather told him he had "shot" his mother because she- was dating other men ; Three searches of the creek area 10 miles south of Gorman by sheriffs detectives have not turned up either body or box. . Mary testified before Municipal Judge Armond M. Jewell that several weeks before her mother disappeared, her father . had said he was going "to give her some pills in either coffee or Coke." ' Why did she think her mother's body was in the cardboard box during the predawn trip to- Piru Creek? she" was asked. "Because my father told me before, before he did that to my mother, that he was going to put her in a box," she answered.' Had she ever seen her mother since. March 14, 1965? she was asked by Imerman. . . - , J- "NO." ; , . "Do you know where your mother is now?" "Yes." . "Where is that?" She's at Piru Creek." . The hearing was recessed Friday afternoon after brief testimony by . young GUL -and will re-sume Monday morning. change-over yool charged with color what's needed now? A sheer wool . , to simply live in. One that speeds from summer into fall in a - - , clear stroke of color. Wear it loosely belted or unbelted. ; . Yoked high at the shoulders, pocketed low at the seams. Lined throughout. Snap it up in bristol blue, raspberry red or parrot green . . it's too great a look to pass byl 8 to 1 8 sizes 40.00 ... sports dresses ceo A ' SATAU0.3j;&7-fqrtl 'Baffle in Sky' Suspect Jailed f , A 54-year-old Corona del ' Mar promoter who is ac- cused of attacking the . pilot of a chartered plane with a hammer 10,000 feet in the air was flown here Friday and booked on suspicion ' of , attempted . murder.- r, '. - r The pilot," John .Woods, 41, - of Irvine, was re- . leased Friday morning from the : hospital - after t r a t m e n t - for - head wounds and a broken fin-ger. No Questioning Sheriffs officers said they still had not been able to question the promoter to establish a motive for the attack. It occurred on the way to Santa Catalina Island after John Eick-meier of 1907 Altura Drive, Corona del Mar, chartered a plane at Orange County Airport Thursday" afternoon and boarded it with his ex-wife, Mrs. Evelyn L Rooker, 42, of 2212 College Ave., Costa Mesa. -

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