The Daily Tribune from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin on November 22, 1970 · Page 3
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Pakistan relief program flounders as toll mounts FOOD IS A PROBLEM An old man begs for something to eat while squatting on the roadside near Bhola in-East Pakistan. There is a shortage of sustenance-in the region following the cyclone that devastated the: Bay of Bengal environs (AP Wirephoto) . Collegians play football 82 hours for kids toy fund MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The temperature slipped to 12 degrees and icy winds gusted to 50 miles an hour/Sunday night as Marquette University students Consider 'hot line' for troubled youths, adults A "hot line" telephone service | to professional help, if the for troubled youths and adults will be discussed Tuesday at a concluded an 82-hour football game for charity. About 16 players and 40 chanting spectators were still on hand at game's end, having helped raise $1,100 toward a Christmas toy project for needy children. The game, ending in a score of 788-767, was organized by John Kramer, 19, a sophomore from Baltimore. He said trie project was inspired by Baltimore's annual marathon game between Towson State and Loyola. Towson and Loyola students have said their 76-hour 1969 game was a world record. Kammer said Baltimore students told him they would, try to beat Marquette's 82-hour marathon beginning Dec. 4. j meeting of area teenagers at 'the. United Methodist Church Youth Center. According to Rachel Sanborn. 16-year-old Lincoln High School junior, anyone interested in establishing the "hot line" is welcome to attend the.meeting which will be held between 3 and 5 p.m. "The program is not church connected," she said. "The meeting is being held at the youth center, because of its c o n v e n i e n t , centralized location." · She said a similar meeting was held last week for the purpose of determining the scope of the telephone service. At that meeting, the students envisioned a telephone service at some undisclosed location manned by an adult arid youth who would attempt to console troubled callers and perhaps direct them situation, warranted it. "Hopefully, the service can begin in January," Miss. Sanborn said. The primary, target for the "hot line" will be teenage drug abusers, but the service will be open to any age group with any problem. Miss Sanborn said the line is intended to fill a void for youth who feel that no one is listening to them. "Maybe they just want to talk, but feel they can't at home or anywhere else," she added. The "hot line" concept was instigated by Lee Tryon of the Wood County Community Action Organization earlier in the year. The idea has subsequently been supported by police, school, health and other community officials. DACCA, East Pakistan (AP) -- President Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan is returning to Dacca Tuesday to look into the foundering relief program for the hundreds of thousands o storm victims still in need o food, shelter, clothing and medi cine. The announcement of th president's return gave no indi cation how long he would stay Following the cyclone and tida waves which hit the Ganges _ Delta 10 days ago, Yahya Khan 1 made one brief visit to Dacca 01 his way home from a visit to China and flew over the devas- ated area for two hours. That was five days ago, and there has been much criticism because he has not been back As government officials and relief agencies battled over operation of the aid program, political leaders in East Pakistan were growing increasingly critical. The dispute is expected to put new life into demands for local autonomy from the central government-in West Pakistan. The Red Crescent, Pakistan's Red Cross, is operating independently of -the East Pakistan Relief Commission after a 24- hour dispute over possession of 20 inflatable rafts and outboard motors flown in Saturday by the British Red Cross. The Red Crescent grabbed the boats rather than contend with government red-tape.- CARE, the American- volunteer agency, has halted ship- 1 ment of all relief supplies into ' East Pakistan. "We have all we can effectively control," said a spokesman, reflecting unwillingness to let the government distribute the organization's supplies among the 2 million survivors of the disaster, in which more than 150,000 persons--and possibly as many as 500,000--were killed. John Lee of the Save the Children Fund said the League of 'Red Cross Societies has advised its members around the world to stop sending personnel, including doctors, to East Pakistan unless specific skills or persons are requested. Personnel and goods are piling up in Dacca, 100 miles north of the stricken area, but red tape and a shortage of transport nrs keeping the bulk of them from moving out. Foreign relief o f f i c i a l s claimed that any chance for coordinated relief efforts has been lost in the confusion among government and private agencies. But a spokesman for THE DAILY H TRIBUNE INFORMING THE SOUTH W O O D COUNTY A R E A OF W I S C O N S . N Section Monday, November 23, 1970 the central miles away government, 1,000 in West Pakistan, said it was doing "all possible" for the aid program and that 240 doctors were already in the field with nurses and medical assistants. The spokesman refused to explain, however, to what extent the army is participating. East and West Pakistan are divided 'by a thousand miles of India as a result of the 1947 partition of British India. The East Pakistanis for years have com- Dlained that they have not got:en a fair share of attention rom the central government although their region is the more populous. Recon planes assess damage jON (AP) -- U.S. recon- North Vietnamese ri-hnnc rm i anrt -nix,-. .,,,,,,» : _ 4 _ i - ... , , SAIGON (AP) - U.S. recon naissance planes returned to the skies over North Vietnam today to assess the damage caused by the massive weekend American bombing raids. The Pentagon said the raids on the north ended at dawn Sunday Saigon time, but the U.S. Command in Saigon continued its blackout on all news of the raids. Informed sources said Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird was doing all the talking to "manage the releases." Outside North Vietnam, U.S. fighter-bombers and B52s pounded North Vietnamese sup- 3ly routes Cambodia, planes strafed through Laos and the smaller and bombed the downing of a reconnaissance Phantom jet over North Vietnam on Nov. 13. Nhan Dan, the North Vietnamese Communist party's newspaper, said today the U.S. strikes were "unmistakable proof that the United States is resuming its bombing of the and Mani7cr, hit by typhoon, to welcome Pope Friday , troops _.. Cambodia's northern front after the Communists attacked Kom- pong Cham, 47 miles northeast of Phnom Penh, and Peam Chi- kang, 30 miles northeast of the capital. The U.S. Command said one plane, a twin-engine OV10, crashed near Kompong Cham but the two crewmen were rescued in good condition. The cause of the crash is not known, the Command said. It was the first American plane reported lost over Cambodia since Oct 11. The air fleet was strengthened by the 85 planes of the 78,000-ton carrier Ranger, one of America's largest, which arrived in the Gulf of Tonkin over the weekend along with the 75-plane carrier Hancock. The Ranger replaces the Oriskany, another ,,.,, ^.o,,^,, 75-plane carrier which is return- j planes hit "many populated ing to the United States. The Hancock takes the place of the raids were in retaliation for | facilities" in the southern part of North Vietnam. Joel Henri, Paris correspondent of Agence France Presse, the French news agency, said the North Vietnamese capital shook from the blast of bombs only 25 miles away. The U.S. C o m m a n announced that an Air Force F105 Democratic Republic of Viet- jThunderchief crashed Saturday nam." It again denied the U.S. I "from operational causes" in government's claim that Hanoi | the Plain of Jars region of east- agreed tacitly to continuance of j err. Laos. The command did not MANILA (AP) -- The Philip- sine capital went ahead today with preparations for the arrival of Pope Paul VI Friday de- pite the aftermath of the most destructive typhoon in the city's listory. Church and government offi- ials said Typhoon Patsy last 'hursday, In which 160 persons vere killed and another 300 fish- rmen are missing and feared roivned, had not altered plans or the first papal visit to Asia's nly predominantly Catholic nation. The unofficial death eached 160, and hope was fad- ng for 300 fishermen missing in lanila Bay or surrounding wa- those in the more opulent nations" to assist storm victims in Pakistan, Vietnam and the Philippines. A message from the Pope said the Vatican was donating $10,000 to the Philippine relief effort. The pontiff said Sunday in Rome that he wants to stop briefly in East Pakistan if "technically possible" on his 10-day trip to Asia and Austra- .0 Asia's lia. More than 150,000 persons Roman perished there after a cyclone and tidal waves on Nov. 13. had As the bishops met at the San- the reconnaissance flights after the Johnson Administration halted the bombing of North Vietnam on Nov. 1, 1968. say whether the plane had been on a mission over North Vietnam, but it said the two crewmen were rescued ; .n good con- Informed sources in Saigon j dition. said some planes were shot In the ground war. all of the down in the raids, but they major action reported was in would not elaborate. North Viet- j Cambodia, and only small pa- narn claimed that five planes trol clashes were reported and a helicopter were downed. | South Vietnam. Nhan Dan said the American in areas, communication lines and economic establishments in North Vietnamese attacks forced a Cambodian battalion to retreat from the country's only munitions factory, cut Phnom Shangri La, which has gone Quang Binh and Ha Tinh prov- j Penh's only highway to the sea home to be decommissioned. | ices and other parts of North - - - ' · - - ' " · - " · - · Pentagon sources said the purpose of the raids on North Vietnam was to remind Hanoi that the United States is going to continue flying reconnaissance over North Vietnam and will strike back if its photo planes are shot down. The week- Vietnam." It claimed "scores" of Vietnamese were killed and "a number' 1 of U.S. pilots in again and inflicted heavy losses on a navy supply convoy. The only casualty, figures available were four Cambodians prisoner of war camps were in- killed and 53 wounded when jured. I North Vietnamese-Viet Cong Laird said the targets of the j forces ambushed a 16-boat sup- planes were antiaircraft gun ply convoy on the Mekong river: and missile sites and "related northeast of Phnom Penh. toll ers. Massive America's first theater was built in. Williamsburg, Va., in 1716. Allies hit by mistake SAIGON (AP) . U.S. Command reported today that an American helicopter gunship mistakenly fired into South Vietnamese troops, killing one soldier and wounding seven others. The command said the Army helicopter was providing support for a Vietnamese Ranger unit Sunday nine miles northwest of Pleiku, in the Central Highlands. INDUSTRY depends on low cost The first continuous oolonial newspaper, the Boston "News- Letter," was started in 1704. relief operations -ere under way. Three fourths f the city was still without elec- ricity, and the power company aid it would take two weeks to epair the lines in some areas. But water pumping stations had been reactivated, and most of the city had water. Typhoon Patsy tore down the banners and street arches erected to welcome the Pope, and one church official said they would not be put back up. Bishop Mariano G. Gaviola said the Pope had asked for a quiet reception, and the decorations were intended only to demonstrate the Philippine tradition of hospitality. "We have fulfilled that tradition," he said. Asia's Roman Catholic bishops today opened the regional conference which the Pope will address. They called on "all people of good will, particularly to Tomas University, 20 young demonstrators d e m a n d i n g church reforms marched peacefully outside. The pickets denounced "feudal lords" and "clerico capitalists." Paul Cardinal Yu-pin of Nationalist China told the conference that the main social problems of Asia arise from neglect of the region's peasants and "concentration of political power in the hands of a few (which) has led to corruption, misuse of power and oppression, and has made a mockery of democracy in the eyes of the majority of people." The cardinal said the "basic solution therefore lies in changing and reshaping existing social structures and institutions." The "salvation of the Asian masses must come from the people themselves," he said, and the role of the church is to help' them in the process. The ceiling of the meeting hall was intact, b u t . half the roof above it had been torn away by the 125-mile typhoon winds. Four Laos positions overrun VIENTIANE, Laos North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao forces have captured four Laotian government positions in Over 670 expected to die in holiday crashes CHICAGO (AP) -- An estimated 670 to 770 persons will die on the nation's highways during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday, the National Safety Council says. The council also predicted Sunday that 29,000 to 34,000 persons will be injured in traffic mishaps over the long weekend which runs from 6 p.m. local time Wednesday, Nov. 25, to n.idnight Sunday, Nov. 29. The council said 696 persons died in traffic accidents during last year's Thanksgiving holiday weekend. the opening thrust of their antic-1 Attopeu and the Sekong River, ipated dry season offensive, in-1 the sources added. formed sources said today. 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