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CAHTOL BOMBING With oabris still littering the halls of their wing of the Capitol,' senators open an inquiry into the bombing they view as a symbolic attack'on the nation. The patronage-laden Capitol police force, says President Nixon, needs "more professionalism, more trained security personnel." . ;. INDOCHINA WAR The U.S. assessment of the American-backed South Vietnamese offensive into Laos and Cambodia is that it has put Hanoi on the defensive, blunted North Vietnam's ability to launch major offensives to South Vietnam and made possible the withdrawal of more U.S. troops. NIXON TRIP President Nixon won one round to his fight for revenue sharing but may have lost to other areas in his first major postelection appearance outside Washington. NATIONAL · The prosecution in the Angela Davis case says there is "overwhelming evidence" that she plotted a courthouse escape to which four died. Rock musicians may have soul, but country singers have heart and prove it with a huge benefit that brings to more than $60,000 for the education of youngsters whose fathers died to a Kentucky coal mine. Aft alert woman researcher's discovery is helping erase fear and pain from the lives of hemophiliacs, born with blood that will not clot. ard Jr. gets a "lunar duffer" award. Sen. Stuart Symington 'urges Congress to halt proliferation of what he calls the "Kissinger syndrome"--a web of White House panels, groups and councils mastered by Henry A. Kissinger. William J. Casey, President Nixon's beleaguered nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, acknowledges the SEC has made inquiries into fees paid to his law firm by a New York race track of which he is e director. The Nixon administration's chief environmentalist says the $1.3 billion SST program must be kept alive, not to answer ecological questions but to meet, foreign competition. President Nixon declines to intervene directly to the long- running Senate battle over the filibuster rule, leaving today's latest attempt to end the marathon debate headed for a third straight failure. The first big legislative confrontation of the 1971 House comes this week on an obscure but recurring issue: whether the Treasury should be allowed to raise interest rates on long-term bonds. The Senate is asked to take 26 states off a legal hook attached to a string of loans Washington made to them 135 years ago during the nation's first fling at federal revenue (baring. WASHINGTON .The.Supreme Court confronts in invisible but formidable wall today, the one separating church from state. President Nixon tells a gathering honoring the Apollo 14 astronauts that much remains -to be done to space and that the United States must continue its space program "if this nation is to continue to be a great nation," Astronaut Alan B. Shep- INTERNATIONAL A British hospital claims it has a cure for gambling fever that's a real winner. The idea is to make betting boring. Illegal land seizures of private farms by Chilean peasants since the election of leftist President Salvador Allende have reached as far south as Puerto Montt, .a provincial capital chilled by ant- arctic winds. To the casual tourist, Haiti is a land of dancing, rhythm-lov tog, laughing people. But many of its residents are in fact hungry and illiterate; mittae, repeated assertions Kis- toger planned tha Cambodian nd Laotian invasions and ailed a hard-Una approach to rade with Eastern Europe, the Cuban-Rusaian sub-bane indent and to the strategic arms miUtioc talks. Kissinger's power begins with his 110-man National Security Council staff. While Cabinet members, the otot Chiefs of'Staff and others re on the council, it is Kissin- [er who holds the reins, Symington said. Kissinger is chairman of the ix groups under the security council: the Verification Panel which monitors the SALT talks; lie Vietnam Special Studies, Washington Special Action, and enior Review groups which eal with critical issues across the board; the "40" Committee amed for a Nixon directive with that number which handles the covert intelligence effort, nd the Defense Programs Re- iew Committee. Then there are the six toterde- _ artmental groups which deal with world regions, each under n assistant secretary of state. In addition, Symington said, Kissinger figures out all the an- wers to presidential news onferences. "At this point, someone might sk, 'So what? Ms there any anger resulting from this Kis- toger syndrome?" Symington sked. Because of such concentration f decision-making authority, he aid, "neither Congress nor the eople have any real knowl idge, let alone any voice, in the ormulation of policy decisions which could well determine the ation's future." The senator said a start toward reversing this trend could well be made "by taking a long hard look at the $2.3-million request for the 'little State De- lartment' currently to residence at the White House. NUMBER 1 (Continued from Page One) if., firm was-hurriedly consummated in Louisiana after they tried to block it to California. Casey said there was no effort to evade California law. --A plagiarism suit brought against Casey and a publishing house, Prentice Hall. Casey produced Monday night, a trial transcript, 'sealed for nine years, to support his version of the outcome of the case. The judge's recollection, disclosed Sunday, conflicted, with the account Casey had given the Banking Committee earlier. · The White House, meantime, said Monday President.Nixon is fern to his 'support of Casey. Press 'Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler. said the issue has been studied, and in no way do we feel this disqualifies him." . : In the interview, Casey said "there has been some discussion between Roosevelt Raceway and the SEC," but added he didn't know whether the matter still was pending. 'Roosevelt Raceway agreed to pay Casey's firm $60,000 a year for four, years starting in 1967 to settle a $240,000 bill incurred up to that time. The SEC staff raised the possibility of a violation of securities regulations by the company's failure to spell out to detail in its proxy statement that the $60,000 payment was part payment of a $240,000 debt. "Roosevelt Raceway prep. re a proxy statement as they thought it should be," said Casey, who was named a director of Roosevelt in May 1969. The' racetrack corporation was the object of an attempted takeover by two different conv panics--Madison Square Garden Corp. and Transnation Development Corp. In October 1969, the SEC filed a civil suit to New York to which it accused Madison Square Garden Corp. of acting to boost the market price of Roosevelt stock in an effort to defeat a "ransnation tender offer. Madison Square Garden denied the allegations. "Casey said he had no ties to Madison Square Garden, which acquired the largest stogie block of Roosevelt stock to a number of purchases by a subsidiary in the summer of 1969. In fact, said Casey, officials of the track asked him to come on the board "because they f..ought I was particularly fitted for the protection of the independent shareholders of Roosev- 6lt -" , v 4 Casey, when questioned about the 1962 plagiarism suit at his nomination hearing, told the committee the judge had ad vised counsel he thought the jury's verdict against Casey and the publisher was not supported by the evidence. Sen. William Proxmire, D- Wis., who has asked for reopen ing of the hearings, produced a letter from the judge Sunday night Which disputed Casey's account. Judge J. Braxton Craven Jr. of the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, wrote he did not re call telling the attorneys "or an yone x»lse after the trial that the verdict was not supported by the evidence, and I am as reasonably sure 'as one can be after nine years that I made no such statement." Casey said he was not present a the judge's chambers when exchange he described to ;he committee took place. "I based my testimony ... on a telephone .conversation, with my lawyer the night before the learing when I was informed by Sen. Proxmire that,he planned :o brtog this case up which ] lad dismissed from my mind a ong time ago." Casey then turned to the transcript which he said he had gotten late Monday. After the jury had awarded the Plaintiff, Henry Field of Indianapolis, $.41,450, the transcript disclosed the judg* called iie opposing attorneys to the bench. Then, Casey said reading from the transcript, "The eourl said, 'Gentlemen, I'm going to think a long time about it ... Sentiemen, I believe I will confer with you in chambers for a !ew minutes. There won!t be any ruling. I just want to talk about the problem.'" Later, said Casey, the plaintiff agreed to settle for less than half .the amount the jury had awarded. "It was always my understanding the plaintiff was will- tog to accept that much less money because he had reason to fear the case would be set for new trial .... There was no other plausible reason for taking less than half," said Casey. Field had charged the publishing company and Casey, then an editor for the firm, used material from a Field manuscript that had been rejected. While Casey awaited the nexl round to his battle to win confirmation, the agency he would head was aswarm with FBI agents. Sources said it was unclear whether the agents were re checking Casey's background or trying to determine if someone to the SEC had leaked potential ly damaging information about the New York tax lawyer. NUMBER 2 (ContinuM from Page One) 1959 and 1961 that a new Senate could determine its rules by ma jority vote unhindered by pas rules. But Vice President Spiro T Agnew has said he would sub mit to the Senate for its decision any questions involving the con stitutionality of procedures in volved in the filibuster right. That ruling would make the issues subject to debate and once again, it would take a two thirds vote to limit that debate Nixon also noted he is on record favoring measures to ex pedite the business of Congress But he added: "Nevertheless, I feel that spe cific changes in congressiona rules are matters properly to b determined by the Senate an House of Representatives, and i would be inappropriate lo sug gest how the Senate should pro ceed in considering its rules o NUMBERS Page One) NUMBER 4 (Continued From Page One) The citation suggested, since :here seemed to be an abundance of moon craters, it was ikely Shepard's iron shot "thus jecame the first celestial hole- to-one." Nixon said the citation was "witnessed and "attested -to'' by Vice President Spirtii T. -Agnew, '"who wishes to point out thai Capt. Shepard's first two swings were embarrassing failures an3 that he knows how it feels.' Agnew, who hit three spectators, with tee shots recently, stepped up with "a few words it self-defense," saying he was "really a very good golfer who just happens to have a few bad first holes." - . · . , Roosa and Mitchell both told Nixon they were honored to re :eive the medals. , · "J feel particularly honored to receive this award, to the pres ence of you people," said Roosa "because it is you--each and. ev ery one of you--that made Apol lo 14 the success it was." Mitchell .said,. "If we have been able to increase the base of scientific knowledge by some measure and to ... inspire peo pie to this country to continue space exploration because of the knowledge we gain from it-that's adequate reward for me.' The President took time out to spotlight a space age romance introducing Anthony J, Calio, s. physicist with the Houston Manned Space Center, and his new wife, th.e former Cheryll Madison. The two were to be married next Sunday, Nixon said, bu moved up the wedding date to Monday so Calio could bring hi new wife to the dinner. Nixon also put to a plug for the space program, telling the guests that America "must se as its goal remaining first to space-because that's the way to continue to be a great na tion." Referring to "my good col leagues to the House and Sen ate," the President noted th( nation has a tendency to let it; interest recede after a success ful space achievement. He said this is followed by j reduction to support for thi space program. "That canno. be the case if this nation is to continue to be a great nation,' he said. Dr. Werner Von Braun, thi father of America's space pro gram, said he was delightec with Nixon's comments but add ed "most of the people to thi room were friends of the pro gram anyway." And Rep. Olto E. league o Texas, ranking Democrat on th House Science and Astronautic Committee, added, "Talks fin but where is it to his budget." to attempt to influence todividu als." "I trust you will agree wit: the wisdom to this approach, Nixon wrote Scott, who ha asked for his help in the effor to change the filibuster rule. The last attempt to braak th rules filibuster came one wee! ago, and fell eight votes short o the two-thirds margin it needed The vote was 50 to 36. On Feb. 18, the firtt clotur vote failed 48 to 37, none vote short. Senate Democratic Leadc Mike Mansfield, who favors th rule change, said he will let th debate continue and icek fourth cloture vote next week the sponsors want one. NUMBERS (Oanssiaael Irani Pa* Ot» hatf-haur after a auia eattar, ioM a CanHai (wttekaaari a*ar-| unds to political campaigns of ariou* candidate* seeking fed- ral effieaa, a violation of tha Federal Corrupt Practices Act. The defendant* were using the non-partisan league as a mean* or the union to make contribu- kws to the candidates, accord- ng to the indictment. The in- ictment also charged that in rder to conceal the nature of hese contributions, Boyle and Owens authorized Kmetz and [owe to make illegal contribu- ions out of the league's funds.m ddition, the indictment said, hecks written on the league's ank account were drawn to cash" to the amount of the authorized contribution. And, the indictment alleged, lese amounts would be deposited in the personal accounts of Kmetz and Howe who would write checks on their accounts ayable to the candidates or ommittees. Those named as recipients of he contributions and the mounts they are alleged to ave received are: Salute to Humphrey Dinner Committee, $30,000,1968; Demo- ratic Congressional Commit- ee, $5,000 to 1969, $5,000 to 1968 nd $2,500 to 1967; Republican Victory Dinner, $2,000 in 1969; Republican Leadership Dinner, 1,000 in 1968; former Rep. AT lold Olsen, D-Minn., Campaign Committee, $1,000 in 1968; Reute to Rep. John Saylor, R-Pa., ommittee, $1,000 to .1968; Re-elect Wayne Morse committee, 1,000 in 1968; Republican Victo- y Gala, $5,000 to 1967; and a ommittee for former Rep. Wayne L. Hays, D-Ohio, $250 to 968. The maximum penalty conviction would be two years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count of the Corrupt Prac ices Act violation and five /ears in prison and a $10,000 ine on each of the conspiracy and embezzlement counts. A spokesman fo the UMW aid there would be no immedl ate comment on the grand ury's action Today's indictments are the atest to a series of legal trou- jles for Boyle. Pending is a Labor Department suit to invalidate Boyle's .969 election over the late Joeph Yablonski. The suit, filed nearly a year ago, was the" result of an toquiry touched off by he murders of Yablonski, his wife, and, daughter in their iso- ated Pennsylvania home short- y after the election. , Then-Secretary of .,: Labor George Pi Shultz said the litiga- ion was based on "the most widespread and intensive toves- igation'm the history' of the -andrum-Griffto Act," consum- ng more than 43,000 man-hours. ?he six-page complaint accused he .UMW of widespread, corrupr ion and asked for an injunction 6 prevent the Boyle regime from spending any more money without maintaining adequate records as r6quired;by law. 1MR6 (Toatitiued From Page One) was no indication, as yet the bombing "might have been the result of a conspiracy." Pressed as to what he thought it might have been, Mitchell re plied "something less than a conspiracy." The attorney general said he and President Nixon discussec :he bombing during a White House meeting this morning anc also what services the executive branch might offer the Con gress. Dunphy has "convinced us that it is no longer .possible to operate in quite.the open man ner that we attempted to the past.' The building will be kept as open as possible under the cir cumstances, he said, and ex pressed belief visitors will un derstand the need for steps "to make our buildings and grounds as safe as possible." Powell said the number o current vacancies on his author ized staff of 622 is "a little high er than usual," at 33. Patronag positions, he said, total 248 Over the long range, Powel added, the percentage of patron age openings for students could be cut to comparison to the tota force. However, he said, he does no tie the patronage system to with this particular incident." Gravel said he expects legis lation "will be forthcoming tc do away with the patronage sys tern" eventually as far as th police force is concerned. Capt. Edwin Joyner of Army ordnance said that while he "can't tell what we think i was" that caused the blast, i possibly may have been a cloc' device with 15 to 20 pounds o dynamite that could have bee carried in a briefcase. The estimate, he added, i based "on looking at the dam age and on our past exper ence." He said the device coul have been placed "behind marble wall, that's our firs impression. That's why no on saw it." Powell said the solution wa "not to close the building down but perhaps restrict certair areas that are open now." M e a n w h i l e , investigator were working amid remnants o the shattered area. There wer no injuries in the blast. Authorities screening rubbl for clues declined to revea whether they found anything t point toward suspects in th blast that came at 1:32 a.m., knllMm* 11 rill U*w UK (a ··UBMej wiB'Saw np · miBMta*. Y« will ·* BUM/ alls like this but this eae is real. Evacuate the building. This is in proteat of the NlxM volvemeot in Laaa." President Nixon, speaking lat- · to Des Moinaa, Iowa, said what the violent people want is) to frighten publk officials nd the American people into he place where we will not ave the open buildings, the pen society that we do have." "They would like to keep tha resident in Washington rather than come out in the country," e added; "Well, it won't work." While Nixon was urging upgraded security measures, Capi- ol police clamped down on the ow of people into the Senate 'ing where, according to the apitol architect's office, dam- ge was figured at more than 300,000. The blast shattered windows n the .aged West Front but ap- arently caused no serious new racks to the crumbling, last remaining visible piece of the riginal Capitol structure. The explosion tore apart a men's room and heavily dam- ged adjoining rooms. The round floor site included pri- ate offices used by Sens. Caleb oggs, R-DeL, and B. Everett ordan, D-N.C. There was dam- ge to the Senate barber shop, ome inside walls buckled un- er the impact of the blast that reduced the worst harm to the uilding since 1814 when the Jritish set it afire. Powell told reporters 15 of his men were in the building at the me of the blast, tocluding one fficer who had inspected the men's room just before the warning call but not after it. The. policeman found nothing ut of order during that check, Well added. .Senators and congressmen of both major parties described he bombing variously as de- lorable, cruel, tragic, and the ct of a madman or a revolu bnary. Senate Republican .eader Hugh Scott of Pennsyl- ania said: " apparently political bombing." Sen. Jennings Randolph, hairman of the Public Works Committee, said: "This incident epresents an attack on the very enter of government itself .;.. 'he Capitol.building is not only the seat of our legislature but ne of the great national treas ures." .Senate -Majority Leader-Me Mansfield called the bombing a lacrilege, a n d Forcing Rela- ions Committee Chairman J.W Fulbright, D-Ark., said there is 'no rational, explanation for ir- ratiotial actions--I don't know what they seek to accomplish'by t." ' , .;:·:£ ' I can only say-it's "a tragic; barbaric thtog for anyone to :o," said Sen. George S. Govern, D-S.D., while Sen.. Harld Hughes, D-Iowa, said:,,"Anr 'one .who would plant a bomb ike that in any place, let alone he nation's Capitol, has to be a revolutionary . or completely mad." ..,., Vice President Spiro T..,Agnew, president of the. Senate called the blast a "calculated act of outrage which will be hei her tolerated nor condoned by Americans who value our sys- ;em and its institutions." House Speaker Carl Albert, 5-Okla., expressed concern the ncident may result to "limita- ions that might be put on the reedom with which citizens are allowed to visit these build ings." House Democratic Leader Hale Boggs of Louisiana said "a very large and a very powerful explosive" was used. There were reports that two or three sticks of dynamite were in the jomb, but authorities were will ing only to publicly rule ou' black powder compounds. President Nixon, who was in formed about the explosion about a half-hour after it hap pened, said he had arranged with Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell "or members of the Capitol Po ice Force to obtain the lates available training from the Jus ice Department and Secre Service. trooee in detente 0 ***"*P* 1 ) r NUMBER 7 (fontinued From Page One) spurian is chairman of the Na tional Governor's Conference. Nixon may have lost points however, in the imprecise area of judging the turnout a presi dent can command on the streets of a major city. Arriving at the Iowa capito building shortly before the lunch hour, Nixon's bodyguards de toured him at relatively big! speed from the front of the hill top structure, where hundred --perhaps thousands--of dissi dents had gathered. The notable aspect of th anti-Nixon .demonstration- wa that it encompassed not only ob scenity-chanttog youths oppose to the Vietnam war, but: --The AFL-CIO and particu larly, its "hardhat" construe tion workers, the men Nixo embraced as allies in the 197 off-year campaign who now reb el at his efforts to fight inflatio by trying to pare their wag gains. Joining the anti-war demon strators and labor element were members of the Nationa Farmers Organization, wt raised such placards as, "W Want Prices--Not Promises, and a scattering of ecologis who want Nixon to do more t protect the environment. Nixon still may have carrie the day, however, whe Hearnes wound up beside him NUMBERS ·M warn at nto Hatty af raa* ta^AkM ^HBM B^ak nf HlaB- fleet hisr figure" capabilities to conduct off. sive operations in both Cambodia and Vietnam nd at the sana tine enhance Vietnamixation proceas, pro- id* additional time for the da- etopment of Cambodian forces nd permit continued withdraw Is of U.S. forces." In contrast to the optimistic official assessment, other U.S. ources said the operation to Laos was ill conceived and poor y planned. One source said the South Vietnamese army had not im- roved as much as some Amerian generals are saying and had bugged out" of some bases, caving large numbers of wounded to fend for themselves. This source said the timing as poor as far as the weather as concerned and that rains, og and low clouds had ham- »ered U.S. air support. While the official American ources said the drive had cut enemy truck traffic in the pan- andle of Laos by 50 per cent to the past four days, other ources said it appeared that traffic had "picked up a little" o the west of the routes cut by he South Vietnamese ground roops. "Traffic always slows down bout this time prior to the atoy season in May," said one ource. "It takes the supplies a ong time to move, so they don't want to get too much to at the op of die trail. Traffic has been lowed a little due to the South Vietnamese offensive, but I on't think they're ever going to ut the trail. You'd have to put fence up all the way across ,aos." On the battlefields today, a major fight was reported at jandtog Zone Brown, 12 miles inside Laos and six miles ; north f Highway 9. North Vietnamese troops moving under cover of a morar arrage assaulted the base dur ing the night. But field com manders said they had advance information of the attack, and wo battalions were waiting to live the enemy a "hot recep ion." The South Vietnamese laimed 68 North Vietnamese killed and reported two of their own men killed and nine wound d . · - ·-··· - · : . · - ' . · - · ~Lt. Col. Tran Van An, .the pokesman at South Vietnamese ffiilitary.: headquarters to : Sai ion, .said}, government forces lad abandoned a base callec Hotel 2 south of Highway 9, the main east-west route being used re. the South Vietnamese .drive, Ie said two infantry battalions ad moved Sunday from the jase to another position after three days of heavy fighting. South Vietnamese field commanders claimed 200 North Vietnamese w*re killed to the fighting' at -Hotel 2, while South Vietnamese 'losses were- 35 killed 'and' 120 wounded. "We consider the evacuation from Hotel 2 a tactical move ment," GoL An said. "In Laos here- is -no. fixed position for louth Vietnamese troops. The offensive is with us, so we move around." Earlier Saigon headquarters jad reported, that U.S. fighter rambers attacked an enemy ank force closing to on Hotel 2 and destroyed eight light tanks A South Vietnamese spokesman aid allied forces have knocket »ut 52 of North Vietnam's PT76 imphibious tanks to Laos, Field reports said that no «aa Matin Laaa that tM ether tilth Vietnamese bases were ttackad Monday night and to- Jensen tald Daha 1, 14 miles west of tha border and nine miles north of Highway », was tha target for 10 rockets, but moat of them landed outside tha perimeter. Aluol, the main base for the South Vietnamese airborne troops along Highway 9, was, hit with mortars for two hours. Jenen said from Delta 1 nearby he could sea explosions, and offi- ers reported several direct hits n stores of artillery shells. The first elements of a 600 man South Vietnamese marine attalion began moving into *os today to reinforce battered aratrooper units. Informed ources also reported that a ma- toe brigade had been moved rom its base at Neak Luong, to astern Cambodia, to the Saigon rea and put in strategic re- erve, possibly to join two other marine brigades already on the orthern front. In the raid on North Vietnam, tne U.S. Command said, 15 ighter-bombers Sunday at- acked hich on revenue sharing. So, appar ently, did Patrick J. Lucey o. Wisconsin, the only other Demo :ratic governor present. Lucey declared he was con vinced his state would fare bet ter under the Nixon, proposals than under any alternate plan or 100 per cent federal financ ing of welfare costs. Hearnes acknowledged he hat suggested recently a federa takeover of welfare might be preferable to Nixon's planned ·evenue sharing. But, he said, he was persuad ed otherwise after talking to Washington last Wednesdaj with Rep. Wilbur Mills, chair man of the House Ways and Means Committee. As Hearnes told it, he wa persuaded largely because o published reports, that Mills D-Ark., saw a total federal take over of welfare as the practica alternative to revenue sharing · But then, he related, he ant Lucey and other governors me with Mills and were told th Ways and Means Committe chairman would only want Un cle Sam to assume the cost o the least expensive portions o the varied welfare programs Aid to the blind was one, h said, to response to a question. More important, however was the governor's report tha Mills opposed federal financto of aid to dependent children o in some states, aid to familie and dependent children--th costliest part of the package. Therefore, said Hearnes, he for the Nixon plan. Moreover, he emphasized, th President's proposal has th overwhelming support of the na tion's governors. There was some questioi however, whether the gover nor's version of Mill's stand wa accurate. The representative was una vailable, but associates sai they believed Mills was thinkin of eventual federalitttfon c most of the welfare program Takeover of the smaller pro grams, they said, would mos likely be a first step in the grad ual assumption of many welfar programs. »y » aatf that all tod baa* to th* barter back Claims 55T Nttdcdfor Competition ^ :· ., ' ·;/iii WASHINGTON (AP) -'-Thf Wxon administration, sayiaf oreign competition necessitate* evelopment of a ·upcrMate Jetliner, promises environmental uestktts will be answered b* ore comraercUl 'SST production " antiaircraft threatened batteries American lanes attacking the Ho Chi rtinh trail. The announcement aid results of the one-hour trike were not known, but' no U.S. plants were lost. It was the 6th "protective reaction" p.t- ack on North Vietnam this year nd the third of such large size within nine days. The U.S. Command an ounced the loss of two more elicopters: a big Air Force CH53 supporting; Laotian army orces that crashed in the Plato f Jars, killing two Americans nd wounding two others, and n Army UH1 shot down with 11 four American crewmen illed while supporting South Vietnamese troops in eastern amtaodia. In southwestern Cambodia Vorth Vietnamese and Viet Cong mortars smashed into Cambodia's only oil refinery nd set six of its 22 storage anks afire. The refinery a [ompong Som, 115 miles south west of .Phnom Penh, had been hut down since December be ause the tanks were full and enemy 'operations made it haz ardousr.rtOj truck;. gasoline and uel oil, north. to Phnom Penh. The .enemy also, fired about 15 mortar rounds into the Kom rang Som airport, 10 miles outheast of the city, but no cas ualties or serious: damage was eported. In Phnom Penh, Finance Min ster Tim Nguoh and U.S. Am jassador , Emory C: Swank igned 'agreements · covering 18.5 million in U.S. economic id, tocluding $10 million worth f imports:: for the Cambodian conomy r ,and ,$8,.5 million worth I Anjerican,, surplus tobacco otton, cotton yarn and vegeta ile oils. American sources said nego iations would open shortly on another $60 million to U.S. aid. NUMBER 9 (Continued ti«m Page One) End Aye. near Bethel St., an unidentified driver who backed into the street from a driveway and then left the scene was blamed for the headon collision of two autps. The investigattoj officer was told that as Lester Conway Cobb, 613 Betts St. wung his car into the left lam o avoid a collision with th backing', auto, an approaching compact driven by Lewis Age roster Jr. of Gretna crested thi lill. When Foster saw the lari' occupied, he braked, and hi car skidded into the larger one Damages were estimated a 1450 to the front, windshield seat and steering wheel of th compact and some $400 to thi front of Cobb's auto. Damages totaling about $30C were listed yesterday in collision on Araett Blvd. Bethe aildridge Martin, 114 King Hourt, reportedly made a righ turn from Keens Mill Road an struck the right rear of the southbound auto of Alyce Kin Dee, 115 Greenwood Lane. A hit-run incident last nigh on Grant St. resulted to som |200 damage to the rear of th car of 'Robert Rod Law, 101 Branch St. He told police th 'ast-moving hit-run vehicle mad wide right turn from Blain into the lane to which Law wa approaching the intersection. Only minor damage wa listed to other traffic accident yesterday and during the nigh hours. NUMBER 10 (Continued From Page One) no occupation, 166 Naples St. one count of selling LSD. --Jeffrey Houston Gosncy, 25 no occupation, 642 Spring St. two counts of selling LSD an one of selling hashish and LSD. --Willis Johnson, Negro, Colltosville, formerly of Dan ville, already to custody Marttosville on another count charge of .selling two foils o heroin and two capsules o secobarbitol. --Louis Owens Miles, 20, n occupation, 643 Spring St., Ap 3: two counts of selling LSD one of sailing hashish and on of selling marijuana. allowed. "Technological projects can w stopped if their continuation s found to be environmentally nsound," William D. Ruckel- haus, bead of the Environmental Protection Agency, told 1 * House Appropriations subcommittee Monday. ·' As an example, he cited-Pres- dent Nixon's Jan. 19 decision alting the cross-Florida barge anal because of its impact oh e ecology. ' - . - , , The key issue to continuirig, evelopment of two experiment al SSTs is economics, Rucked haus said. "It appears most of he environmental questions can e answered without the two prototypes ... but the proto- ypes can answer them better. 1 "' Secretary of Transportation 1 ohri A. Volpe said the U.S. vei* ion of the 1,800-mile-an-hour Jane must be'developed to keep, ace with Soviet and BritisK Trench planes already flying. "· If prototype ; testing shpwi 'that the SST will do irrepara- )le harm to our environment;" Volpe said, VI will do every* hing possible, and the President has asked me to say o ensure that a United States SST does not fly to commercial' service." There is ho evidence of such harm, Volpe said, and development and test fly tog of two pro? otypes "to answer fears, with' acts" is too close now to end jderal aid for the plane. But Rep. William E. Mtoshall;' R-Ohio, asked why the program 1 ; at.least couldn't be slowed until environmental issues are settled, - .:;: "You, to effect, are shooting: craps with the taxpayers' moh-- ey and, aj they say to Las Vegas,, what if you crap out?" he added.'..:..:.,.. , ,..- ,,;';·; ·.':.',-, Ruckelshaus replied the eco-' nomic argument' is -"that if you. do slow it - dowh we become 'wnf-' competitive with.: the British-French and.Russian planes;" Environmentalists have urged Congress ' drop, government subsidization ' of thi "SSI 1 pro- jram'j-' 1 contending the plane would adversely affect climate" and produce unbearable noise; ri House and : Senate hearings, continue ^is,; weelt ;«nV whether o stop funds for the prototype rogram, expected to cost $1.342 billiptf if-and : when"fmiiihed; Sat initialHest in^the new:Con- {res*- could come in the House n two. weeks. Final action is slated by the end'of : "th'is month when current SST funding exv tu+tm-* "* ·-·"·' ."·'·.' "·· . - . ' . · - ··' occupation, 424 Claiborne St;: wo counts of selling drugs. --Benjamin Roach, a'l i a s Dennis Wayne Roach, 19, no' occupation, 487 Jefferson St;i' wo counts of selling marijuana.' --Jerry Wayne Ross, 21, no ; occupation, 625 Ferry : Road: - ;wo counts of selling LSD ,.ahd^ one of selltog marijuana. ' ·"',^ --Michael Horace Smith,: 19;' no occupation, 499 Middle St.: oria count of selling LSD. --Vicky (Vick) Lane Soyar**' 21, student, 136 Garden 'Grovi, St.: two counts of selltog LSD and one of selling hashish and LSD. ?· '· ' '.-A . : · · . . " ; · ' -· ; -William Wesley Swain, j.24^ Goodyear sorting and labeling,'' 447 Elizabeth 7 St. "Ext.: ' fivtl counts of selltog drugs. -:;;;' --Thomas Wayne Talley, 24,-^ 3ity of Danville Public Works' Department, 1217 Claiborne St.:'.three counts .of selltog LSD and' one of selling marijuana. ' : '^ --Mickey Kenneth Wiles, 25, ruck driver. 326 E. Thomas St.: two counts of selltog LSD In the course of the arrests, It I was reported, police - found* various items such as syringes, a hashish pipe, and unidentified pills and capsules· which when-, analyzed--may lead to addition-,, al charges. The commonwealth attorney credited Detectives C. E . Earles and Hugh Wyatt with: being i n s t r u m e n t development of the c a s e k'~ t $ declaring that they '' h a v a*' worked night and day under- e v e r y conceivable condition, v and through their o w n [ Imagination and b r i 11 i a n investigative work were able tov submit to the grand jury the] results of their investigation." . He suggested that the work of J these men pointed out the need: fpr a full-time force to work ocu cases of this nature. Fuller also said the case r e f l e c t e d a need for reorientatkm of policy to the police department. "RegardleSf of the outcome of these casesi" 5 he asserted, reminding that the burden is upon the Commonwealth to prove its case beyond . a reasonable doubt, "I think" this investigation has pointed out . . . that the main emphasis of our police department" should be on investigative.'.! work rather than on arresting! as many good citizens as possible for going 35 miles per hour in a 25-mile zone, which i has been the policy to the. past." The local police f o r c e , , according to Fuller, "consists of. many g o o d , hard-working people, who should be allowed to develop their abilities to an --Alan Lance Oakes, 19, no atmosphere free of pettiness^'

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