The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri on June 5, 1974 · Page 1
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Wednesday, June 5, 1974
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(THE Morniné KANSAS CITY STAR) ^ht Qiiiv VOL. 106. MO. 232 MAIN IDfTION ★ ★ KANSAS CITY, Wl DN ESDA Y, J Ü N E 5v 1 9 7 4^^ PAGES For Cl*»sifl«d Ad« Cfll xn-éOOb ' coitffon 221-é9tt Offlct 42Û1M0 To SubtcritM C«l( Clroflttten UêWK Editorial and Bu«i 191 Army Flying First Overland Park Woman Earns Aviator Wings By Robert W. Butler A A^efTrt>•r of tho Staff Ft. Rucker, Ala.—For the last seven months Second Lt. »S.D. Woolfolk has been learning to fly a helicopter, receiving instruction no different that offered the other 1,000 or 50 cadets who are graduated each year from the rotary \ring axnation course at the Army Aviation School here. But the lieutenant is decidedly different. Yesterday Sally Woolfolk, who grew up in Overland Park, Kan., was awarded her aviator’s wings, thus becoming the Army’s first woman aviator. That bit of military history seems to carry more weight with the Army brass, who are anything but speechless about their living proof of the “New Army’s” egalitarianism, than with the 25-year-old Lt. Woolfolk. who to all appearances has taken the fame and publicity in stride* just as she took on a course in which an average of 20 per cent of the cadets wash out. The lieutenant, who has been described by a fellow officer as “a very pleasant blend of women’s lib and military dedication,” says she is proud of her achievement, but insists it is the same kind of personal satisfaction any ca<k4. man or woman, fwls after successfully completing a gruelling program. As for carrying the weight of \^x>men’s rights on hw shoulders, Lieutenant Woolfolk said that as women go she Is not that much different from anyone else. “When times got rough. 9 he recalled, “I didn’t always think it would be me who made it, but I always knew that somewhere thert wer« hundreds of women who couW make it” ^ ^ The petite, blue-eyed officer performed on a par ^th her men classmates, thus disp^- ing the ob jections of some disgruntled soldiers that women just weren't capable, physically or mentally, of making it through the course. In fact, the only real dra^^'back of her \itmianhood was the publicity an enthusiastic Army generated. “When she started training last faU we prob^ly went overboard by covering her every move,” Maj. Richard 'nmmermeyer, bead of Ft. Rucier’s infwrnation office, said. ‘‘She was afraid she’d spend more time looking mto a camera than her books. So, for six months we pretended she wasn’t alive.” Sally Woolfolk, who was bom in Wichita, was CTadoat- •d from Shawnee Missloo West High School in 1967 and attended Kansas State College at Pittrt>urg, receivhig her master's degree in history to December, 1972. A first marriage ended in divorce. Her ori^nal plans called for a high school teaching job, but reflecting on the subject she decided she was too short of patience f^ that vocation. She joined the Army a mootiJ after graduation. She first attended an 11- week orientation course for vwmen officers at Ft. McClellan, Ala., and then went to Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., for a military intelhgence officers basic course. Also taking th# course w'as Capt. Dan Mur- jrfiy, a 27-year- old Anny aviator who had flown combat missions in Vietnam. The two became engaged and will be Training Equality Lt. Sally Woolfolk, 25, of Overland Park made military history yesterday when the received her aviator^s wings, thus becoming the Army's first woman aviator. She trained on the ''Huey" helicopter (top) along with 32 other members of the class—all men. At graduation ceremonies the young officer was congratulated with a kiss from Maj. Gen. William Maddox, commander of the Army Aviation Center at Ft. Rucker, Ala. Four other women currently are training to be •viators. (Photos by the Associated Press and the U.S. Army) married Saturday at nis home in Ft Monmouth, N.J. About the time she finished the intelligence course, the Army open^ its flight training program to women. Having heard from her fiance of the thrills of flying, Lieuten­ ant Woolfolk signed up. not because she wanted to become a first but “because it seemed like the thing to do.*' “She asked me what 1 thought of it.” Captain Murphy said. “I like to fly and 1 think if you can do if, do it. The next thing I knew she was telling me, *Gues8 what...?’” The equality of men and women in the Army has not rested well with everyone. One enlisted man complained See ARMY on Page 6 Faulty Tape Theory Rejected by Panel Washington iAP)—A panel of experts concluded, in a report released yesterday, that an 18*/i-minute section of a White House tape recorduig was erased by someone operating the keyboard manu^y at least five times. But, the panel said, its report “draws no inferences about such q u e s t ions as whejther the erasure and buzz were made aooidentaliy or m- tentionally, or when, or by what person or persons.” It said “questions of who made the buzz, or when, or why, did not come within the scope of our investigation.” James D. St. Clair, White House lawyer, immediately took issue with tlie findings, saying the report “creates the false impression that all portions of the erasure were done manually and deliberately.” St. Qair and an expert hired independently by the White House objected to the panel’s conclusion that a faulty power supply part could not have caused the erasure. The section Is in a recording of a conversation President Nixon had with H. R, Haldeman, then Chief of Staff, on June 20 1972—three days after the Watergate break-in. It was discovered last year when the White House prepared to t urn over subpHOenaed tapes U> John J. Sirica, U.S. District judge. St. Clair had asked Stanford Research Institute to provide technical consultation to the panel, which was selected jointly by the White House and the special Watergate prosecutor. Dr. Michael H. J. Hecker, senior research engineer, presented the institute's review of the report: “The substance of our disagreement is that the panel finally and irrevocably dismissed the possibility that a faulty machine was involved in producing the era.sure. We believe that the Uher 5000 tape recorder . . . was electronically faulty at the time when the erasure was pi’od- uced.” The panel presented the same conclusions as in a pre- liminarj report on Jan. 15 but backed them with extensive technical data. It said it was certain that the recorder, used by Rose Mar>' Woods, President Nfai- on’s secretary, in transcril>ing Magruder Begins Sentence V. Lewisburgv Pa. (AP)—Jeb Stuart Magruder^ No. 2 man in President Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign, entered a minimum security federal prison near here yesterday to begin serving a sentence for conspiracy in the Watergate caise. Magruder’s wife, Gail, drove their car into the Allenwood federal prison complex. “Well, I’m not looking forward to this,” Magruder said on his arrival. “I hope to use the time to the best^ my ability.” Magruder joins former White House aide, Egil Krogh, who began serving a 6-month sentence at Allenwciwi Feb. 4. Krogh was convicted in the break-in of the office of Lewis Fielding, psychiatrist to Pentagon papers defendant, Daniel ElLsberg. The onetime presidential aide—the sixth former Whitt House employee sent to prison m connection with the Watergate scandal—told newsmen he will devote his prison term to “philosopiiy and theology more than any tiling else.” the June 20 tape, was probably the machine on which the erasure occurred. Miss Woods had testified she accidentaiiy pushed the record-erase button, at the same time keeping her foot on a pedal, while answering her teleplione for four to five minutes. After that, she said, she noticed that a section had been erased. Char 1 e s S. Rhyne, Misi Woods's attorney, tried to stop Court acceptance of the report and its distribution with an extensive legal filing, saying it was “incompetent as evidence against our client.” Miss Woods “is conipletely innocent of any wrongdoing of any kind in connection with See GAP on Next Fags Colson May Be Called As Impeachment Witness From Th« Star's Pres* Servt«« Washington (AP)—Peter W. Rodino, Jr., (D-N.J.) chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said yesterday that the panel’s impeachment staff will interview Charles W. Colson to determine if the former NI xor aide should be called as a witness. Rodino declined to say when the staff would talk to Colson, who pleaded guilty on Monday to obstruction of justice and promis^ to co-operate with the special Watergate pro-, secutc^. Colson’s dramatic and unexpected guilty plea to a fetony count followed his own search of the statutes for a crime to which he couW truthfully con-' fess, Sen. Harold Hughes said yesterday. Hughes said that Colson’a court appearance caxne after a long and tearful session at Colson’s home the previous night in which the senator and other religious friends prayed and reassured him that “the Lord would honor what he was doing.” Hughes, a liberal Iowa Democrat who is leaving the Senate to devote himself fully to the prayer movement, said “Chuck had arrived at the conclusion by himself” to con- INDEX Comies ............. . 45 Deaths -------- ------- 37 Editorial Comment . . • 46, 47 Financial News 30-32, 34, 35 Wovias................32,33 Sports . . 26-29 Want Ads ............. 37-44 Women's Newt .......15-17 Thought for Today Two things are bad for the heart — nio^g up stairs and running down people—Bernard Baruch, American businessman and statesman, 1870-1965. fess to defaming Daniel Ellsberg and then presented the idea to his attorneys and the special prosecutor. The chairman made the announcement at a briefing after the committee had spent neariy t«ven hours in closed session hearing evidence on the White House involvement in the J.T.T. antitrust settlement. Republican members of tba committee said later they felt no serious evidence a gaiust the President had b e e n presented in the LT.T. matter. “I don’t think there’s any question this is one of the .weaker parts of the case against the President,’* Rep. Lawrence J. Hogan (R-Md.) said. “I would say it is not as serious as other allegations that have been made,” Rep. Robert; McClory (R-IU.) said. The conunittee heard tapes of three conversations including one la which the President angrily ordered Richard G. Kleindienst, then deputy attorney gene ral, to drop plans to appeal a court decision favorable to LT.T. Rep. James R. Mann (D- S.C.) said, “It was a very tough calL” “It was a flat order to cut it out . . poor Dick kleindienst didn’t get a word in edgewise,” said Hep. Hamilton Fish Jr. (RrN.Y.). Kleindieiist later denied in testimony before the Senate Judiciaiy Conunittee that he had received any White House guidance in the I.T.T. case. Asked what criminal offenses Il:^ight be Involved if the Presidertt knew that Kleindienst was not giving the Senate committee tiie correct story, Albert Jenner, minority counsel for the coomiittee, said it could involve obstruction of justice or failure to carry out constitutional responsibilities. Rodino said he wouki sedc » division by the panel latet* this week to issue its fifth subpoena, for the I.T.T. tapes, and a suth sul^x)ena for about 46 other cMiversation* bearing on Nixon’s relations with the nation’s dairy induih try. Industrial Properties Moseley & Company—Adv. The Weather V Variable cloudiness today with a chance of a few showers and thundershowers with southerly winds 10 to 29 miles an hour is the National Weather Service forecast for Kansas City and vicinity. Variable cloudiness with a chance of a few showers and thundershowers tonight and tomorrow. Precipitation probabilities 30 per cent today and tonight. High today middle 80s. Low tonight in the 60s. High tomorrow near 80. TEMPERATURES Noon .......74 S p.m........ 67 T p.m.......72 9 p.m...... 64 2 p.m...... 68 10 p.m...... 43 3 p.m...... 6S 11 p.m____ 63 4 p.m.------ 70 Midnight ... tt 5 p.m ...... 6S 1 «.in.__.*62 6 p.m..... 6ft 2 a.m.__ *69 7 p.m .......... 67 Unofficial. Th« river stan* at 6 p.m. last night, 7.7 feat. Down .S of a foot frwn 12 hours earlier. No Russo Verdict Yet Dailey Acquitted Pbone Sunday Want Ada in be* fore 5 pjn. Fri., 221-6000-Adv. By Ridiard Hood A .Member of tt>e Steff Topeka—Capt. Tom Dailey, former comniander of the Kansas City, Kansas, vice squad, was found innocent yesterday by a U.S. District Court jury here on a charge of conspi’*acy to promote bribery and prostitution in Kansas City, Kansas. Shaving Off Mustache Requires Razor-Sharp Wit By Bill Vaughan Auociata Editor In preparation for the impending shaving off of my mus- tadie, I am working on a reperU^ oi answers to comments that will come my way wbeo my face streaks unclad before an unaccustomed world. Too many men make the mistake of groining mustaches or shaving them off without adequate conv’ersational preparation. The literature on the subject is meager to the point of Bonexisteocc. Dictkmaries of quotatk»s abound with good lines that fanxnis men got off when they were about to be separated from their heads, but I don’t seem to find any memorable remarks on the occasion of the dépilation of the upper hp. So 1 have to blaze new trails, and I hope my pioneering efforts are of some assistance to posterity^ One that I rather like is more or less tailored for use on sports fans, but need not be ree^med for them exclusively: “Records were made to be broken and mustaches were grown to be shaved off.” For the man who still clings to his mustache, several approaches come to mind: *'I guess wliat finally did it was when my wife saM I looked like yon.” ‘*Ever>'txxiy has to grow up ioroe time.” *’A foolish consbtency Is the hobgoblin of small upper Mpfl.” y ' V Half Fast the Week For a more general audience I prefer something deeply phik>sophical, such as, ‘‘Every man, in his lifetime, is permitted one tragic love afCau*, one green suit and one mustache.” Or perhaps the approach should be light: “I got tired of being mistaken for Paul Newman or asked if I were a pitcher for the Oakland A’s.” Tlien there is the practical tack: “My lawyer has infonbed me that since I had no mustache when I had my driver’s hcense picture taken I ^x>uld be in serious trouble if I were stopped by the police. “.Not k)oking like the picture on your license is regarded as prima facie evidence of intent to deceive and elude justice.” A similar response, but with an added touch of class. Is to say that you had to shave off your mustache to conform to your passport photograph. I mi^ recount the experiences of a friend who was finally driven to dispensing with his musUche because it v as costing him busHiess. “It was a matter of identification,” he explained. “In my business I have to meet a lot of pec^le, mostly customers, with whom I have corresponded and talked on the telephone, but we’ve never actually seen each other. “So the customer comes to town and we agree to meet in the hotel lobby. I teli him he can recognize me by my mustache. When I get there be has already introduced him^ self to 14 men with mustaches. One of two things happens. Either he is mad at me or one of the otlier mustaches is in the same line of work and has obtained a substantial order from my former customer. “I just can’t afford the mustache. Still, nobody is going to Identify himself as a smooth-shaven man. So I say I’ll be the man in the gak>shes and the derby hat and there is no confu- sioo.” “Couldn’t you,” I asked him, **have kept the mustache but not mentbned it as à m^ of identification?” “Nò,” he said, “I tried that and the customer sakl, ‘If you’d just told me you had a mustache I’d have known you and wouldn’t be be in the ridicuk>us position of standing in a hotel lobby talking to a man who is wearing gakishes and a derby bet” I could relate this anecdote, or use any of the other lines I am working on and I think Til come out all right. There’s only one thing that worries me. Suppose nobody notices I’ve shaved it off? The verdict, following six days of testimony, was announced about 4:10 p.m. by the clerk of the court, sparking a clamor of delight from relatives and friends of Dailey. Tlie courtroom scene caused Judge Howard C. Bratton of Albuquerque to call for order, Dailey dropped his eyeglasses to the table In front of him and began sobbing, his shoulders shaking. Judge Bratton said that at the jur>'’s request he was permitting the verdict on Dailey to be read before excusing the jury for the night. The panel wiU resume its deliberation on Anthony R. Russo, a Kansas O'ty, Kansas, lawyer and the other defendant in the case, at 9 a.m. today. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated an hour and 50 minutes before notifying the judge a verdict had been reached on Dailey. Dailey, w'earing a light blue suit and a navy blue tie with white polka dots, continued sobbing with his head on the desk as the judge instructed the jury to rdum this morning. Then Dailey ran to his wife, who was seated on the front row of the spectator section nearest Dailey’s seat. The c o u p 1 e embraced, each of them crying, for several minutes before Dailey turned to Jolui William Mahoney, his attorney, to thank him for “a terrific job in defending me.” “It’s 1ÜD5 being reborn,” le>' said as ho ^ped his eyes with a handkerchief. “I want CAPT. TOM DAILEY to thank my friends who gav» me the beni^it of the doubt. I couldn’t have marie it without it. My friends stayed with m# ail the way. I can’t tharic them enough.” Dailey then began crying again and his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Dailey, with her arm around her husband, contin« ued sobbing. “Vindication for an hooeft man is unbelievably satisfy- tag,” Mahoney said. “He*! been throi^h hell since November 1973. Now he is back where he belongs, on the po- See DAILEY on Page 4 Have The Kansas City Star an4 Times delivered to you each day. Dial 221-6200 and your ¡»uiMcrip* tion wfll begin right away—Adv.

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