The Oneonta Star from Oneonta, New York on August 21, 1970 · Page 2
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Oneonta, New York
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Friday, August 21, 1970
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Oneonto Star Frl , Aug. 19/0 UJS. troop* shelled In S. Vietnam Enemy troops near Cambodia capital By T. JEFF WILLIAMS Au*cUl«4 Frew Writer PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Nearly 1.000 North Viet- namejt and Viet Cong troops were reported within six miles ol Phnom Penh on Thursday and pushing toward the capital on the oppotite lide of the mile- wide Mekong River. A Cambodian spokesman said the enemy force, estimated at three battalions, was equipped with heavy weapons and its "plan is to punch through the Phnom Penh defenses." The advancing troops apparently overran Cambodian defenders of Prek Tameak. a village nine miles northeast of Phnom Penh, although a government spokesman said a reinforced Cambodian battalion was holding out there. Both sides were said to be taking heavy casualties. Newsmen who diove to a pokit just across the river Irora Prek Tameak said the village appeared quiet. Troops In the area told them many Cambodian troops loaded their wounded on boats and pulled out Wednesday night. A village of thatched houses arid · few Chinese shops. Prek Tameak has been attacked three times and once was held Gould says student fees Levitt's responsi bility A favorite position of soldiers the world over is trying to catch up on missed sleep. The war in Indochina is no exception. A soldier of the 101st Airborne Division naps beside his machinegun, left, after a pa- Agncw critical of Democrats frnl in South Vietnam. On right a Cambodian soldier strctche s out on wooden bed in garrison south ot I'hnom 1'cnh. See story of Indochina war at top right. (AP wirephoto) Spending programs harmful LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Vice President Spiro T. Agnew said Thursday night that Democratic spending programs would destroy 1 the free enterprise system and bring on socialism in America. 'Agnew said in a speech prepared (or a dinner for Sen. George Murphy, R-Callf., that "America is in darn good shape" and the economic system should riot be tampered with too much. "Yet, if we took into the hands of the federal govrenment all of the money that the Democrats would need for the programs that they propose, we .would no longer have a free economy," Agnew said. "We would have socialism." The vice president said Democrats on the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee have proposed annual spending programs totaling more than $440 billion. H e said this would be more than twice the current federal budget and more than one- half the Gross National Product. "Ladies and gentlemen, in view of these statistics, I have absolutely no hesitation in saying that if we accept all these proposals, the American private enterprise system would be taxed beyond its capability and collapse," Agnew said. Agnew also disagreed with Democratic charges that the government is spending $375 for military defense out of every $1,000 of taxes while the Nixon administration has requested only $7 for health and mental Firefighters join buddies in Auburn contract dispute health research, $7.50 for elementary and secondary education, $5 for urban renewal, $4.50 for air and water pollution control, $1.40 for vocational education, 50 cents for education for the handicapped and $2.40 to as. sist state and local governments in combatting crime. Agnew said the figures, taken from data in the budget, "are essentially correct. But they do not give a complete or accurate picture of comparable efforts in the categories mentioned." He said money spent at the state and local level would change the over-all picture, and he said the Department of Defense spends its money on many things, including education, housing and health. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -The State University chancellor said Thursday the "complicated" problem ot student-activity fees at the university's campuses was "entirely up to the state comptroller." Chancellor Samuel B. Gould commented In reference to Comptroller Arthur Levltt'i criticism of what Levitt called "loose" control .of the spending of those fees at the university's New Paltz college in the lower Hudson Valley. Gould told a reporter university officials were having talks ' with Levitt about the over - all matter. But, Gould added, Levitt "raised the issue, let him solve it." The fees are voluntary, in the sense that the student body need not level them. Gould, who is resigning as of Sept. 1, confirmed that Levitt had barred, in 1968, interference by state college administrators in the handling of funds from the fees. The control was placed with the Student Government Association. Yet, on Tuesday, Levitt issued an audit report faulting student spending of more than $300,000 at New Paltz and saying the degree of control by college officials often was "ineffective." The report on ,New Paltz was the first of a series to be made about several campuses of the widespread univeriity. A spokesman for the comptroller said Thursday Levitt would have no comment on the reaction to his New Paltz report. This was after college officials at New Paltz had shot back that they were keeping hands off in concurrence with the Levitt directive of 1968. Gould explained that, as chancellor, he had set a $70 maximum on the lees a student could be asked to pay in a single year for student activities. Problems arise, he said, including some lack of student participation. For instance, students at Buffalo had not wanted to support a football team, he said.. If the fees were to be mandated by law, the legislature would have to act, Gould continued, and Levitt would be the one to push for such a change, provided the comptroller considered that feasible. As it stands, university officials may not use the funds, the students are responsible and "sometimes it doesn't work," Gould added. One point Levitt brought out was that the New Paltz student group had spent $85,950 for performances by rock m u s i c groups. His audit showed the group had collected approximately $325,000 during the last academic year. He complained, however, that "loose" procedures did not permit assurance of the full extent of student receipts and expenditures. The Levitt report also instigated a new cry by legislators in the New Paltz area for an investigation of the college's educational processes and administration. They called for a probe by Gould and the chancellor-to- be, Dr. Ernest L. Boyer, now vice chancellor. Gould repeated that the Middle States Association, which periodically checks college accreditations, is to make a thorough study this fall at New Paltz. He said association representatives go into "every aspect." HIPPIE ROOTS by the enemy for three days. In the northern mountains of South Vietnam, an undisclosed number of Americans were killed and wounded in a mortar attack on a 101st Airborne Division unit camped a mile north of Fire Base Barnett and 35 miles northwest of Hue. The U.S. · Command said American casualties were light. Twenty miles northwest ol · Barnett, South Vietnamese . troops claimed to have killed eight enemy soldiers in * cla» . hnear Fire Base Fuller, a .gov- ; ernment base that suffered . heavy losses in a shelling attack last weekend. One government soldier was reported wounded in ; the firelight. In its weekly casualty summary, the U.S. Command reported 9 Americans were killed in action in Indochina last week, 16 below the previous week's total and the fourth lowest weekly . toll this year. The command said 615 U.S. troops were wounded last week, compared to 760 the week before. The casualties raised to 43,366 the total number of Americans killed In action in the Indochina war while the reported number of wounded climbed to 286,858. South Vietnamese headquarters said 300 of Its troops were killed last week and 834 were · wounded, compared to 376 killed and 1,011 wounded the previous week. Total South Vietnamese losses for the war now stand a 112,180 killed and 237,103 wounded. The allies claim to have killed 665,144 enemy troops since Jan. 1, 1961, Including 1,924 last NEW YORK (AP) - Hippies often come from a home in which the mother is dominant and the father weak or absent. This pattern emerged in a study of New York City hippies conducted by St. Mark's in the Bouwerle Episcopal Church. The federally funded study also found evidence that parents of hippies tend to be permissive and apathetic on controversial issues. The children often reject their parents for being materialistic, but idealize their grandparents. EXPERT WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIR Galinn's Jewelers "AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) - Fire fighters from various parts of New York State joined those in this Finger Lakes city Thursday to picket city hall in a local contract dispute. Representatives of fire fighters locals from Syracuse, Rochester, Ilion, Watertown, Rome and. Utica were on hand 150 strong to carry signs and march in protest. Auburn Local 1446, International Assoctaon of Fire Fighters AFL-CIO-CLC has been working without a contract ·while negotiations have been in progress with the city for the past six months. The Auburn fire fighters have asked for a contract with an eight per cent pay boost next year and seven per cent the year after that, .along .with a $250 across the ; board ^'adjustment for each of the two years. A state appointed - fact -finder recommended 7'/ 2 per cent next year and 6'/ 2 per cent the following year. The. fi're fighters were notified- by the city that the fact-finder's report would be accepted. "The fact - finder's report is not realistic," said Ross Ritto, state president of the union and international vice president for the first district of New York and New Jersey. "This type of fact finding is wage pattern setting and not fact finding," he said. "It is Tornado wrecks home, four safe EDEN, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S.. Weather Bureau confirmed Thursday that a tornado struck this area about 20 miles south of Buffalo Wednesday, destroying a house, damaging other buildings and uprooting trees. A woman and her three children, one a three-week-old girl, survived the twister by taking refuge in the basement of their home. T h e house w a s lifted from its foundation and demolished. Part of the foundation, opposite where they huddled, caved in. Edward J. Sarnowski, a forecaster in the Buffalo Weather Bureau, visited the area and sa;d later: "It was definitely a tornado." "You could follow its 200-yard pa:h of debris and wreckage," he sa : d. "It moved counter · do-·:·.'.:«: as it roared down." Mr;. Doran Mesch Sr. 31, said she spotted a black cloud funnel over woods near her home and herded her children into the basement, as she was instructed to do by her husband a year ago when a tornado alert was issued for this area. "I looked out a kitchen window and saw a dark cloud over the woods," she said. "Then the cloud seemed to separate and dip toward the trees. I grabbed the baby from her crib and with the other children ran to the cellar. "W e huddled under the stairway and then the whole building lifted away. All we had above us was the sky." Mrs. Mesch said her daughter, Lorraine, 5, was pinned by lumber from the collapsed stairway but was not injured. Mrs. Mesch and the older children suffered minor cuts from flying glass. The baby was unharmed. hardly what we envisioned in the context of the Taylor Law. The fact finder ignored much of our presentation and set a limit that seemed agreeable to a settlement." The fire fighters in Auburn have filed an unfair labor practice charge against the city and attended a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Syracuse. They charged the city with failure to negotiate in good faith, failure to give pertinent- information and a presentation of distorted facts."Fire fighters across this state are pretty strong," said Frank Calarco, local president. "They help each other. We have to upgrade ourselves. You try to be a good guy for a long time and it just doesn't seem to work." "I don't think we have to be second class to anyone," he added. Calarco said his men would return support for those who participated in the picketing Thursday and noted that Rochester firemen were to begin negotiations in September. Calarco noted that Watertown fire fighters had just settled on a new one-year contract that called for a $900 across t h e board annual raise. "They have a city administration there that thinks more of its people than it does of concrete and bricks," Calarco added. B52 sorties in Indochina to be halved WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird said today the average monthly number of B52 sorties in Idochi- na will be cut to 1,000 a month. The reduction will represent nearly half the number of the costly individual 28-ton bomb loads flown in the area 18 months ago. A Pentagon spokesman said the cut coincides with the reduction of U.S. forces in Vietnam and the increased number of raids being flown by the South Vietnamese Air Force. He declined to say economy was the single reason for the lesser number of sorties--one flight by one airplane. The cost of the 28-ton bomb load alone is estimated at $56,000. Laird said in January 1989 that sorties .were averaging about 1,800 a month. In later ah- noucements he said the figure had been cut to 1,600 and, in March of this year, to 1,200. The spokesman declined to say what the average sortie rate was in July or when the 1,000- per-month average is expected to be effective. 'Charlie has Changed' Goodell tells homefolk JAMHSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) I'.S. Sen Charles E. Goodell socking election to a lull six\car term, came home Thursday and promptly announced lhat "Charlie has changed." (ioodcll, in disfavor with this city's policemen and some local fellow Republicans, insisted that society had changed, that problems were different and that solutions mutt be different. His repeated demands that U.S. troops be withdrawn from Vietnam and opposition to President Nixon's Vietnam policy has irked the Republicans. His objection ic the so-called "no- knock" provision in a District of Columbia crime bill resulted in a vole by Jamestown policemen not to support his candidacy. THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS COOPERSTOWH CONCERT SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 2 P.M. DOUBLEDAY FIELD TICKET INFO Family Ticket~$7.00 Adults-$3.00 Family ticket Includti parents ind all unmarried children. Children-$1.00 Agit 7 through 15 UNDER 7-FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE DAY OF PERFORMNCE W CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 137 Main Street SpenttrN by MM Ciniirrttwn Chamber if Ctmmtne

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