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lAJtGOT CaCUAUOH W THf WIST, 1SVU DAJIT, U431 SUKDAY. VOL IXXXV1II 2T FIVE PARTS PART ONE cc MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, 1969 102 PAGES Coovnsnt O ' Las Angeles Thna DAILY 10c Abortion: Court Ruling Could Be Landmark Conviction of Southland Doctor Brings ACLU Into Test Case Before Justices Egypt Staff Chief Dies in Suez Battle BY GENE BLAKE Tim Stiff Writer Cheryl Bryant was 19, unmarried and pregnant. She was desperate, and so was her fiance. "I was going to terminate it one way or another," she was to testify later. ' Cheryl and her fiance, Clifton Palmer, had heard of Dr. Leon Phillip Belous, an eminent Russian-born obstetrician and gynecologist. Practicing in Beverly Hills, Dr. Belous had become a leading crusader against California's anti - abortion laws. ; The young couple sought him out, went to his office and pleaded for an abortion for Cheryl. Dr. Belous refused. "You know I just don't do abortions," he explained. "I'm trying to liberalize the law; I'm not breaking the law." Dr. Belous urged the young couple to marry, but they said they were college students, that having a child would prevent the man from gaining the vocation he was striving for. Pleaded With Dr. Belous The girl pleaded with Dr. Belous. She cried miserably, wretchedly, as did her fiance and as, finally, did Dr. Belous himself. Cheryl threatened that she would "do anything under the sun to get rid of that baby." She would go to Tijuana and she "didn't care whether she lived or not." Dr. Belous had observed the operation of the Tijuana "abortion mills." He had become familiar with the dangers to health and life for most women who seek and obtain abortions there. "You can't take a chance on getting killed," he told Cheryl. "You have got to go to at least someone . . who does a decent job." In Tijuana, Dr. Belous had met Dr. Karl Lairtus, had observed him performing abortions and considered his work "outstanding." Dr. Lairtus, a licensed physician in Mexico but not in California, had moved to Los Angeles. Denied Receiving a Penny Dr. Belous referred Cheryl to Dr. Lairtus, feeling he was saving her life. He denied he received a penny of the $500 she paid for her abortion. But Dr. Belous was charged with conspiring to perform the illegal surgery. Dr. Lairtus, who pleaded guilty was awaiting sentence and was offered immunity, testified that as a courtesy he gave Dr. Belous a portion of fees for referrals. Cheryl married to Palmer by the time of trial also was a prosecution witness but testified more favorably for Dr. Belous: "I told him . . . that I felt I wa3 neither financially or physically or mentally equipped to have a child, and I didn't want to have one, and that I was going to terminate it one way or another." Nevertheless, Dr. Belous was convicted. Soap opera? Not at all. The characters and situation are real. No names have been changed to protect the Innocent or guilty. And the case, now before the California Supreme Court for a decision, could become a landmark one in the highly charged legal, oral and loclologlcal battle over anti-abortion laws. IMcas Torn to fag 12, Col. 1 HALDEMAN CONTROLS PAPER, VISITOR FLOW White House Aide Plays Devil's Advocate BY CARL GREENBERG Tmwt Ptunul wriMr WASHINGTON Behind a door not more than 13 feet away from the Treildent tiu a man of many roles. Ont of them ii to play dcvll'i advocate. HeUH. R. Haldcman, 42, atiUtant to President Nixon in charge of the operation! of the White House staff. Hut the tills fall! to convey the many function! he perform! m one of Mr. NUon'i clost confidant! ind top aide in the While House. Through Haldcman'a hand! muil pant every piece of paper that rtathei the President'! desk. Hi! Kr tonal ipproval muil be ftvtn fore the rrtildtnt receive! a visitor. He can fill la the fmiient on the MINER COMFORTED Miner William is caressed by wife after rescue from ABM DilemmaThere Are Too Many Unanswered Questions Nixon Will Announce This Week His Decision Which Is Complicated by Costs, Capability and Controversy BY TED ' Tlmw Staff WASHINGTON The Administration will announce , this week a decision on whether, and how, it plans to proceed on what could be tile most complex, costly, controversial and far-reaching weapons development in modern history: an anti-ballistic missile system. President Nixon spent the weekend in Key Biscayne, Fla., studying aspects of the Sentinel antiballistic missile system in preparation for his decision. The basic decision to go ahead with one kind of ABM deployment was made in 1967 by former President Lyndon B. Johnson, without, at the time, the kind of opposition or modification proposals that are so vocal today. What happened? r Basically, the Johnson Administration proposed a kind of ABM directed against a specific threat at a cost that did not seem unreasonable. Different Kind of ABM Since then, in campaign oratory and military testimony before Congress, a different kind of ABM came to be discussed more openly. It would cost much more in the end if not initially and no one can say for sure it would work. Delicate diplomatic issues came to be examined more closely. So did concern about sociological implications. So did informed opinion from scientists. The problem is that there is Just so much uncertainty in so many aspects of the question that no one can say with unassailable confidence that the country should go ahead, or should not go ahead, or should modify the program and, if so, in what way. There are too many unanswered questions. Here are some of the most important, along with a summation minute detail! of almost any given situation under discusKion. M also play the dcvll'i advocate, said Haldcman in an Interview. M look for the other tide to ice that all alternatives are being consider.' And It li with Haldeman that the Treildent can and doea sit down during the day or sometime! call! a.ler midnight to get hi! reaction! to lomcihlnff of major Import that the rrcildcnt Is considering. Ever man has to have somebody wlih hom he can talk something out. Haldcman explain!. . That Mr. Nixon can do to with Haldcman It undenlandable. The M2.jQ0m-)'ear auUunt was Mr. Nixon's pcrnonal chief of staff during the rresUIenlbt earn-palen. In 12 Haldcman was statewide manager of the UMatcd Nixon (Buck) Jones a Utah mine in which he had been sealed for eight days because of cave-in. The 61 -year-old Jones rests on stretcher. vn Wirephoto SELL Writtr of major information or theories on each. - Question What Is the difference between an ABM and an ICBM? How do they work? Answer An intercontinental ballistic missile is an offensive weapon, designed to strike another country. An ABM is a defensive weapon, intended to knock down the nuclear warheads lofted into a ballistic trajectory by an enemy ICBM. It is important to remember that it isn't the ICBM that strikes the target, only the warheads it carries. After the rocket portion of the ICBM burns out, it falls away. The warheads continue in what is basically an arc like a rock thrown by a small boy toward the point at which it has been aimed. The warheads, once the power in the rocket has burned out, are on what is basically a predictable path. With quick enough radar detection and fast enough computer determination of that path, a possible intercept position can be established for an ICBM. Powered All the Way The ABM, by contrast, is for all practical purposes powered all the way through its shorter range and can bo maneuvered to change its course slightly through ground guidance, as long as fuel remains in the rocket taking it upward. The American ABM system proposes use of two rockets the longer range Spartan, with range of about 400 miles, and the point-defense Sprint, with a maximum range of perhaps 50 miles. Question Would ABMa use nuclear warheads? Answer Both Spartan and Sprint would have nuclear warheads. But the size and purpose would bo different. Spartan would have a rieait Turn to Tage 6, CoL 1 campaign for the governorship of California. In private life, Haldcman was vice president and manager of the Los Angeles office of J. Walter Thompson Co., the world's largest advertising agency. In his present post, Haldcman controls 'people now Into the rrcildrnl'i office; wpcr flow"; internally generated acUvily the things that the President Initiate and wants done and two forms of memoranda that give the President a fill-In on what's going on in the A-orld. tt U this last Item that provides the President with a capeulUailon of virtually every topic cm which he would have to be intelligently Informed. rittte Tura Tag e Is, CL 1 Miner, 61, Buried for 8 Days, Manages Laugh for Rescuers LARK, Utah (AP) Tired but able to laugh after eight days of being sealed underground, a 61-year-old miner, was rescued Sunday night,, and carried to -a; Aearfub. reunion with his family. ' Some 300 persons, crowding the entrance of a lead, zinc and silver mine, cheered as a tunnel train brought William (Buck) Jones to the surface. His wife and 11 children were the first to greet him there, bringing a joyful end to an ordeal that began March 1 when a cave-in sealed him in a cramped cubbyhole 4Vi miles inside a Utah mountain. Cries of "Hi, Dad!" rang out as Jones emerged from the train, carried by fellow miners. "Buck, I love you," wept his wife. Jones, wrapped in a blanket, said "Hello, mother," to his wife and then spent a private moment with her in the covered mine car. She joined him for the ambulance ride to a Salt Lake City hospital 20 miles away. He's Fine Wife Says "He's fine," she cried. "He laughed and talked with me. It's so good to have him back." A nurse said Jones was "in fairly good shape and his spirits are high." However, a hospital official said Jones would be allowed no visitors immediately. A doctor who examined Jones after rescue workers broke through to him planned to spend the night at the hospital. Jones was freed by a tunneling crew that dug its way through 25 feet of rock only inches at a time. The tedious operation was slowed by constant threat of new cave-In.. "He came right down a ladder by ' himself," said rescuer Walt Graham. This was after workmen had tugged Jones through the narrow passage less than two feet wide. 'He was telling them what to do all the time," said rescuer Jack Clancy. He believes God saved him. Nobody is going to change his mind on that." State Mine Inspector Robert Petersen said Jones' prison was about five feet long, five feet wide, and only tall enough for Jones to crouch In a half-standing position. There had been no sign of life In the tunnel for 3la days after Jones was trapped. Then early Wednesday the miner unexpectedly called through 1 12- to 15-foot pile of .mud and rock: ' "When ire you going to tt me out of here?" THE WEATHER U.S. WeaUwr Bureau forecast: Variable clouds today end Tuesday. Fcatterctshowcri near mountains May. High loJay, 00. High Sunday, 62; low, 43. Ctnfdte wtattitr l&formstloa ea face 12, Settles L Gen. Riad Hit by Israeli Shell, Cairo Reports By Associated Press Egypt's chief of staff, Gen. Abdel Moneim Riad, was mortally wounded during an Egyptian-Israeli artillery barrage that raged across the Suez Canal for two days, Egypt announced Sunday. Riad, 50, Egypt's No. 2 soldier, was reported hit by an Israeli shell in a trench at Ismailia where he was touring front-line positions. The announcement by President Gamal Abdel Nasser's office in Cairo gave no precise time, but indicated Riad was hit Saturday and died Sunday. It said: "The United Arab Republic today lost one of its bravest soldiers, Gen. Abdel Moneim Riad, chief of staff of the armed forces. Gen. Riad was on the battlefield yesterday and with courage he remained at the front lines while artillery battles were at their height." Riad took over as chief of staff in Egypt after Nasser purged top military leaders following the June, 1967, Arab-Israeli war. Second Ranking Soldier He had commanded the Jordanian front during the 1967 hostilities under a joint defense agreement between King Hussein and Nasser, and was Egypt's second ranking soldier after Defense Minister Gen. Mohammed Fawzi. A military funeral for Riad was planned for today from Cairo's main Liberation Square. -The announcement of his death came after a second day of heavy artillery exchanges along the canal. The gunfire Sunday lasted three hours and ended at the behest of U.N. truce observers. Cairo Radio claimed Its forces shot down three Israeli helicopters sent across the canal on artillery spotting missions and killed or wounded an estimated 100 Israeli troops on the opposite side of the waterway. "Our forces along the Suez Canal counterfired and were able to destroy and silence all positions massed by the enemy to fire at the SCIENTISTS PLAN EXPLORATIONS Future Missions May Seek Frozen Air in Moon Craters BY RUDY Times HOUSTON There are deep, pitch-black craters near the North Pole of the moon where the sun has never shone, where temperatures have been hundreds of degrees below zero for billions of years. It may be so cold on the floor of these dark pits that gases, once part MMtfleHIMslHismHBBMnSHnMHHHHHVM Astronauts photograph earth's natural resources, Page 20, Part 1. of a lunar atmosphere, remain frozen. Many scientists believe the moon, like the earth, had an atmosphere In its early life. But the moon, because of its small size, did not have a gravitational attraction strong enough to hold on to It. The gases leaked away into space, leaving the moon exposed to the full blast of the sun's radiation, and eliminating any , Index to ART. Pace 9. Tart 4. HOOK KKVIKW. Tags 6, Tart 4. imiDCK. rase 14. Tart 4. CM&S1F1F.D. Tascs 1 24, Tart S. COMICS. Past 23. Tart 4. cnofmvoiw. rase 24. rsrt s. KntTORtALB, COLOiNH. rAffcs 10-11, Tart 2. ENTKItTUNMENT, SOCIETY. PagtS 1 2. ran 4. FINANCIAL. Pages OH. Part 3. METROPOLITAN XEWS. rart 2. IIOTIOt riCTt'REJi, Pages 1120, 22, St, Part 4. MVHIC, Pas Is. 19, 22. Part 4. mUTCARIES. Pass 4. Tart 2. M-ORT. Paces 1. Part 5. TVAOtO. rates 21, 22. 24, Part 4. VtTAJLS, WEATHER, Pae 22, Pan J. Gen. Abdel Moneim Riad vn Wirephots civilian quarters of Suez Canal cities," a communique said. It acknowledged that three storage tanks at the Nasr petroleum refinery at Suez had been set ablaze by Israeli fire and put its losses during the exchange at three dead and 13 wounded. In Tel Aviv, the only air loss reported was the downing of an Israeli fighter plane. A military spokesman said the pilot, a 22-year-old second lieutenant, was fatally wounded. Fourteen Israeli soldiers were listed as wounded. An Israeli spokesman charged Egypt started the Sunday clash with light-arms fire at Ashatt, just north of Port Taufiq, then unlimbered its artillery 10 minutes later. "Our forces returned the fire," he said and added that the Egyptians then began shelling all along the 103-mile waterway. The spokesman said fires raged along the canal from Kantara in the north, southward to Port Taufiq. (In New York, a report by U.N. observers indicated that Egypt fired first in Saturday's artillery duel. (The report said that 15 out of 16 observation posts along the canal Please Turn to Page 14, CoL 1 ABBAMSON $! Writer chance for life to evolve as It did on earth. Scientists at the Manned Spacecraft Center here would like to send an Apollo landing team into one of these craters to see whether they can find some frozen remains of the moon's atmosphere. Such a discovery would be a monumental contribution to science, as important as retrieving samples of the moon's crust, which astronauts expect to do this summer. It would help to pin down the elusive question of whether the moon is a child or a sister of the earth, or whether it is merely a fellow traveler of no direct relation to the planet. Going Into a crater near the moon's North Pole is one of many exciting missions scientists here would like to ace Apollo astronauts undertake. Please Turn to Page 18, CoL 1 The Times Wallace Werms Up for 72, Asks Money for 'Movement' Pago 4, Part 1. Central Nevada Hamlet Puts Its Future In Hete 3,000 Feet Deep Tata S, Part 1. Money t Yen Mey Not See If, Ut Wall Street Does FloMriat, Page f, Part J. Feme Hes Its Reward's end O J. Cost First Cleit, All the Wey Sport, rs ! Part i '4 i

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