The Austin American from Austin, Texas on March 3, 1969 · 1
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Monday, March 3, 1969
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US-European 'Trust' Reborn iYiJcoi Relieves Trip Reopened Communication for Western Allies . . . Col. 5 The Austin American today The Weather CENTRAL TEXAS: Decreasing cloudiness Monday becoming partly cloudy Tuesday. Cooler Monday. A little cooler Monday night. Winds shifting to northwesterly from 10 to 20 miles per hour Monday and becoming more northerly Monday afternoon. Temperature range Sunday, 42-51; expected range Monday, mid 30s to near 50. See Weather Data Page 6. SUNRISE: 6:55 a.m. SUNSET: fi:31 p.m. Inside Read by the Decision-Makers of Texas Austin, Texas, Monday, March 3, 1969 10 Cents Vol. 55-No. 191 nOME EDITION 32 Pages CHINESE PARADE TURNS INTO BRAWL A colorful Chinese New Year's parade turned into a rock and bottle-t h r o w i n g melee in San Francisco's Chinatown, injuring about 70 persons. PAGE 2 SIRHAN SHAKEN BY TRIAL PROBE The harrowing details of the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy have failed to shake Sirhan Bishara Sirhan in the recounting. But last week the young Jordanian Arab exploded into anger when his own background and emotions were exposed at his first degree murder trial. PAGE lfi FIRST CONCORDE FLIGHT 'TRIUMPH' The multi-million dollar Concorde supersonic airliner made a 27-minuie flight Sunday and was pronounced by its test pilot "just about what we though' it would be." British officials and aircraft industry executives called the flight a "soaring triumph." PVGE 8 (.KOI P CRITICIZES HRST NIXON WEEKS The American Conservative Union has labeled as "disappointing" the first six weeks in office of its former hero, President Richard Nixon. The group criticized Nixon for failure to shake up the State Department, for appointing Democrats and liberal Republicans to the White House staff, and for naming Dr. James Allen as US Commissioner of Education, PAGE S WHAT'S AHEAD AFTER SUCCESS? "After success, what?" is a question that has never been satisfactorily answered by American society. Everyone wants success, of course, except the kind of people they make funny movies about, but remarkably few persons have any idea of what they should strive for next after achieving it. Russell Baker comments. PAGE I SEA LAB BOTHERED BY TAMPERING' The project commander of the Navy's Sealab 3 operation has told a Navy investigating board that often after aquanaut Berry L. Cannon died, equipment in the lab was mysteriously "tampered with," endangering the lives of more aquanauts. Cmdr. J. M. Tomsky said the oxygen supply valve had been tampered with three times. PAGE 8 TOM SHAW WINS IN DORAL OPEN Tom Shaw fired a blazing 30 on the outgoing nine at the Doral Beach Country Club in Miami Sunday and then held on to win the Doral Open by a single shot over tour veteran Tommy Aaron. PAGE 17 hide: x Ann Landers 7 Bridge 1J Classified .23-31; 6 Comics 2ft Death lit Fditnrial 4 Health 21 Heloise 16 Honocope II Movies 14 Radio-TV 15 Sport IMS Weather ( Centexas Accidents Fatal for 3 Bv BOB INDERMAN Starr Writer For the second straight weekend, death and injury : stalked Central Texas highways, j leaving three dead and eight hospitalized in numerous area (auto accidents. Four of the injured remained I in serious condition at ; Brackenridge Hospital and an jl8-year-oId Austin youth became 'the city's fourth traffic fatality of the year. Two Fort Hood i soldiers died in a mishap near! : Rockdale. A spectacular t w o-c a r collision shortly after niidnighU Sunday left two blocks of Lake; Austin Boulevard in t h ei Brackenridge Apartments area: ; "looking like a battlefield." ; Robert Browning, IS, of 701 iWinsted Lane was dead on I arrival at Brackenridge ; Hospital after the 12:05 a.m. accident which injured seven j other persons. Browning was a passenger in late model car driven by Gary ;Dale Garnett, 20. of Dripping (Springs, according to police reports. Garnett remained in lair condition at Brackenridge with facial cuts Sunday. Four other teenagers, all passengers in Garnett's car, were also injured including! i one seriously. I Brenda Bailey, 15, of 1516 W. j 30th was listed in serious; (condition in the intensive care' unit of Brackenridge with head injuries, a hospital spokesman isaid. Kathy Fisher, 17, of 3307, Stevenson was listed in fair Lumnui'M nun laudi cuis. ( T, ,f u , w ure iroiidgci . were released from Brackenridge late : Sunday. Scott Roberts, 17. of I ni ft tl'lrw vnrl 1'ithi. Iliv kll 'is r nmt. a cii" u.k' treated for multiple cuts abrasions and released. and The occupants of the otherC"l.. . 1 . ... par fr nnri Wrc Ciaua Cfmk :", listed in serious condition at (See t'KNTFX. Page ) Lion-Like March Roars Into Texas Associated Press W n 1,11 ., ...... .v., ou i llio Hair 1 r- V,n Uirw 1 ... ...... u mS i diiiidu- : die-Plains country of Texas, con-j itmuea sunaay night and spread jeaM ana soutn ana along :the Red River Valley. i Heavy snow warnings were posted for the Panhandle even as I S. S, between Dalhart and Amanllo became clogged with snow enough to stall automobiles. The Texas Department of Public Safety warned against any travel in the snow areas. As the storm moved south and east, light snow melting as it fell came down in the Dallas; suburb of Richardson amid falling temperatures. The Weather Bureau in-: creaod its estimate of the snow-' fall late in the dav and said from j Rains Soak Auslin Area Gentle rains ranging from a trace to almost an inch and: a half soaked the Austin area ' Sunday. The Austin w eather Bureau at :i Municipal .Airport. reported that Austin received. .43 of an inch of rar in a 34-hour period ending at fi p.m. Sunday. Bureau Sjxikesmen said the possibility of additional rain Monday was very slight. ' The bureau reported 113 inches fell at Rockdale Sunday.' .with Florence recording .53 of ;an inch. ! La Grange, to the southeast of Austin, received about .50 of an. .inch, while Llano, to the 'northwest, received only a : trace. ! sskml "" - ,ba V. i D.P.S., BURNET COUNTY OFFICERS INSPECT SHATTERED WRECKAGE Fort Worth executive, wife, daughter dead. (AP Photo by Dale Owens) Light Plane Crash Into Lake Kills 3 See Phot", Page S A light aircraft crashed into the cold waters of Lake durin a heavy rainstorm about ,., i,itii Wnr(h '.,,, ' nri ,hr dauhler The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanaza sank in about 20 feet of water near the Eagle Bluff camp in tne spice wood community, southeast of Marble' 30 miles northwest of Austin, i Dead were Billy Joe Brown, Kathnn, and 6 to 8 inches would accumulate : .u. ..t. in ine rannanaie Deiore it end- j r. . ... eu iaie sunaay nignt or Mondav. Gusty north winds that whipped Panhandle-Plains snow mio drifts, churned up dust storms that restricted visibility to one mile in the Wink area of .Southwest Texas. For Patrol Tests, Only Rain Real By CHRIS ItOBB Staff Writer GEORGETOWN - It was cold and wet and a nuclear bomb had exploded in Waco Friday morning. This was the mock situation faced by more than 200 memliers of the Texas Wing of the Civl Air Patrol as they gathered here in Sunday's predawn pray. They were on a early proficiency test and were assigned tasks by Air Force evaluation officers. Emergency flight after emergency flight had to be cancelled because of the constant rain. But the corps, the official civilian auxiliary to tne Air Force, was being graded in their handling of emergency situations. One ground rescue team did pick up two "fallout victims" north of Georgetown and rushed them to the "base hospital" at the Georgetown Municipal Airport. To someone without imagination, the airport hangar was just an old building, leaking and lieginning to show the fust signs of decay. 'heir teenage daughter, Kathy. 19. all of Fort Worth. The three victims were found still strapped to their seats when the plane was raised five 'Wic Safety rescue teams and Burnet County a n 6 r 1 1 1 s deputies. Victor Albrecht, owner of Easle Bluff Fishins Camn near Marble t alls, said a fisherman came lu.umis i ' about noon and said he had just 'seen a plane crash into the lake about two miles from the dock. ' It was right in the middle of a very heavy rainstorm," Albrecht said. "I went out to the dock and saw bubbles rising.j marking the spot the plane went Tho n 'j m t An nnr c-jirl Via o nr? -"'"' "' the fisherman then went out to me crash :survivors. scene, "but found no "There uas a lot of debris floating on the water," Albrecht said. "We found a woman's (See AIRPLANE. Page 6) Rut with imagination, the building became a lead-lined fallout shelter staffed by the officers and men of the Texas CAP. Areas were set up for a headquarters, flight control, ground control, radiological testing and nursing station. Even a closed circuit television network was used to pass messages back and forth. "They're doing excellent for civilians," said Air Force Sgt. James Lane, one of the five men assigned as evaluators. Flights were scheduled to test fallout readings and to check evacuation routes. Others were planned to bring blood and other needed medical supplies into the stricken area. All had to be cancelled because of weather. Fifty planes were available to the CAP. One took off and returned, grounded by lack of visibility. Though the planes were grounded, the administrative staff continued to function under the command of Col. Max Stone of Austin. Saturday the CAP found a "downed plane" near Belton less than two hours after the "lost message" was received. when the plane was raised five awies .sunuay mgni num am. . hours later by Department of.1 overseas tnp and f 'Sy S W ' L, , , that a new feeling of trust had DU JI,,n li1s Trust' Keynoted Bv Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) - Pre.- dent Nixon returned to the ed States Sunday night from an flpvplnnpH Am - H. - fg and tbe people of Europe. i Nixon, who visited the capi- tals of Britain. France, West I Italy; Germany, Belgium and return uiai ins uvei-j all impression ot ms inp wasj limm1 ,,n hv the word trust. I , , th ' -as a new trust on the part of Europeans for the United States . . . growing out of the fact that there are ope channels with the United' states," Njxon ,aKcd at Amres Air Force Rise is s,lburbsm Mar,.j fvnM rnt Uir. I,,.. . .,.. n k " V " trip r' Nlxon , a fua ( eremonial welcome, and a turnout of Washington officialdom includ- ing Vice President Spiro T. Ag- new, members of the cabinet. (See NIXOX. Pa;e fil ... Jk J SZ s C.A.P. RESCUE UNITS HELP "FALLOUT VICTIMS" i. One victim "died" on the way to base horpital Red Giants Clash On E. Asia Border Crashing Dragster o1 COVINGTON, Oa (AP A .i , w,.,..n,i lout of control Sundav at the Yel-'nut imw R,v,r Ra,n Sinn : cutting a bloody swath through I spectators, killing 11 and injur- ing 40 to 50 others. ; Traveling at a seed estimated at ISO miles an hour, the rac- See Picture, Page 17 er tore tnri)itvrn a cnam-nnk fence lined with thousands of 'spectators, tossing many into the air. ! The car. a 1S9 Camaro made of fiberglass, flipped over, split iin two, ran up a bank into the Islands, and then bounced back in pieces on the track, said Jimmy Edwards. 18. an eyewitness Pandemonium erupted after the crash and the screaming, hysterical sictators delayed ambulances trying to get to the i scene. were taken by car, : Victim pickup trucks and ambulances (to hospitals within a 30-mile radius, including Rockdale. Decatur and Atlanta. "a!"'1 reponnl their emer- Unit-rency mms wcle -i;nmud and (declined to give the number of they were too instructed their swttchboards to stop forwarding calls. "CO us; GeorpetoHii Had 'Em Sunday See Page Into Georgia Kills 11 Race Fans Newton County Sheriff Henry nrd! m itiri iha riooth inii a' 11 many were in critical condi- hoi,. The driver of the car, Huston Piatt, 35. of Atlanta, walked away uninjured. wife, contacted bv tele- His wite. comaciea iy ieie- phone by The Associated Press. said he was treated at a hospital for shock, then taken home and. put. to bed. He was unable to speak alxiut the accident to any- me sne SMi(j -t was ,m ,he siamm: 1 VC Blast Saigon; S. Viet Towns Vote ssm-iaied Press tt riter SAIGON" (AP Fnemy gun- ners opened the ninth day of their spring offensive by firing'dock area. Only the 4th precinct :the lw0 giant communist three r0kets lnto sal?on before Wast appeared to have caused':.,,,. ,javvn Mondax One set fire to a district of shops and shacks on the city's south edge and killed at least 12 ,(K,rsons ,njuries were ous. The toil was expected to rise as police probed the gutted residential area. It was the second rocket attack on Saigon of (he offensive. The U.S. Command said it was one of alxiut 25 overnight, according to preliminary reports which did not hst any other major cities among targets. Allied forces, alert for a drive on the capital, counterfired immediately into marshlands east of the city where the rockets were launched. Results were not known immediately. Residents, seamy belongings n their arms, poured into the streets of the 4th Precinct in panic afier one of the rockets set off a big fire It bl.i.ed for more than an hour, destroying alxuit M homes and shops before it was brought under control with the aid of water-ra'--TvuiL' helicopters Another rocket i.annw ' missed the children s ward of NEAR GEORGETOWN (Staff PhotoS Crowd said Mrs. Piatt, ' He (her hus- ht nrl i mid someone he heard a loud explosion and he pulled his" mwry oy ine resoiuie ac chute but it went out. of control fons of Soviet border guards. anyway." Prachutes are used to hein brake the cars. youn EdwariJs sald, - tore ,he car (0 nP 0ne man got ht ..ndpr ,he ca, ,,ot his nea(j ,.ut off t must have dragge(j llm al jpast m feet." ! , h official of the (See DRAG. Page fi) incident with China that led to the French-run Grail Hospital in dshd n seemed to mark a downtown Saigon and a third hitjsudden worsening in the already in the Saigon River hard by tneibadly strained relations between ipreciaD.e aamage. The rocket that hit the hospi-jprovocat)ve acllons by Chinese tal compound landed just three:authorjUes on tne soviet- Taras ouisiae a grouna-noor:chjnpse 1order wlt be rebuffed outside a ward where 72 children were; being cared for. On the second floor was a ward with 39 women j patients. Only one person was (See VIET. Page 6) Soviets Threaten Berlin Air Aecess Compiled From Wire Services their use of allied aircraft in MOSCOW lite Soviet Unionihe air corridors as "illegal." Sunday threatened to "absolve: The allies issued a short reply itself of any responsibility" for stating that they "reaffirm the the safety of the allied air intention of holding the Soviet, corridors to Berlin. Union responsible for the safety But West German insistence ' a" L'S. French and British on proceeding with their H'Shts in the air corridors." presidential convention here, Wednesday despite Soviet threats was underlined Sunday, by the arrival in West Berlin of Bundestag Speaker of the House: Kai-Uwe Von Hassel to make fma! convention preparations. A'.lied officials maintain that under long-accepted post-war.: agreements the Soviets remain responsible for safety of Rights here. The threat came in a verbal The Apollo 9 astronauts have statement made by the. chief an ali-ciear to blast off Monday Soviet controller to h i s on a risky 10-day space flight so American. British and French complex that project officials counterparts at the four-power predict "it will not surprise any Berlin Air Safety Center. The 0f us" if the mission is not a statement was released here by complete success the official Soviet news agency j Llftoff is spt for 11 a.m. EST Tass. Monday. With Soviet and East German 1(Klkm; forwanJ t0 jt armies maneuvering along and disappointed we couldn't go the land access routes to Berlin. Kmlav Commander James A the new Soviet t h r e a t McD,vjtt sairi Sunday after at-represented a grave escalation tentins, a pnvate mass offered of what now appears to have for the success 0f (he $340 mil- become the most serious Berlin crisis since tne wocnaae ot 49 The crisis was set off by Soviet and East German Communist demands that West Germany transfer to another city its presidential election scheduled for West Berlin next Wednesday. (Three previouSi West German presidential elections have been held in Berlin without incident.) A Soviet note Friday empowered the East Germans to take the "necessary measures'' to block t h e presidential electors' access to Berlin by land. With the 1,036 members of the West German Federal Assembly (electoral college) planning ny in mrun, r r a u authoritatively warnea wturaay; that the Kermlin considered (See APOLLO, Page,S) MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union said an armed Chinese unit crossed the Soviet frontier Sunday and fired at Soviet border guards. It added: "There are killed and wounded." The official Soviet news agency said: "Violators of the frontier were chased away from So- Tass said the incident started in the area of the Nizhnemikhai- lovka border post on the Ussurl River. This is north of Vladivostok in the Soviet Far East. The Soviet government has sent a note f strong protest to Peking against what were termed "the provocative actions of the Chinese authorities on the i Soviet-Chinese border," Tass ! reported. : lis brief account did not give further details on the casualties or make clear whether they were suffered by the Russians or the Chinese, or both. This was the first official Soviet report of a border ; jd and resolutely cut short by the USSR." This gave no explanation for (See REDS. Page 6) Apollo 9 Lift Off Set Today CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) i,on rjjnht. Air Force Cols. McDivitt and David R. Scott and civilian as- tronaut Russell L. Schweickart grounded three days by a pes- ky cold-"all look in a real fine state of health," said Dr Cnarles A Pm .n)ef astro. naul pnVMcian. .. i an tremev com. mlssion probably one of ,he fomp) we-ve evcr chnslopher c. KraR dl. m1or of flight operations, told a news conference. "It would prohably not surprise any of us if e m(j n0, wme out wjth 100 cent s,j(x.ess. but we have even- confidence we have an op- portunity to do that." j ma, thetfc waj to p,annw, Monday pA,; nrAr.A MrTliv. and 1 LH I 1 J VI vv-l A FtV III

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