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(THE Morning KANSAS CITY STAR) VOL. 102. NO. 278. ditti (Times X ★ ★ 1ANSAS CITY, TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1970—26 PAGES ★ ★ ★ PRICE 10 CENTS Rock Fans Battle Police in Chicago Park Chicago fAP) — More than 2.000 young people took over the stand at a rock concert and ram paged through Granl park on the downtown lakefront Jast night, pelting police with stones and bottles and setting two cars afire. Dense smoke swept across the park as one of the vehicles exploded. Police fired volleys of tear gas to move the crowd and a helicopter hovered overhead with the reading of the state riot act blaring from a loudspeaker. “In the name of the state of Illinois I order you to disperse,” came a voice from the helicopter. “This is an unruly mob.” The announcement was met with jeering from the crowd. One person was reported struck by gunfire. Police said 40 persons were, arrested and a nurse at Mercy hospital said casualties from the battle were pouring into the emergency room. Seven of those injured in the battle that see-sawed across the park were policemen, a hospital spokesman said. One group of about 12 policemen retreated across the park with service pistols drawn, followed by a band of youths shouting, “Get the pigs! Off the pigs!” Shop windows along Michigan avenue were smashed and one store was looted. Witnesses said the trouble began when a group of youths seized the Grant park band- shell during a concert at which the rock band Sly and the Family Stone was scheduled to play. It was not known why the group seized the stage. When authorities fai*ed to eject the intruders from the stage, others in the audience pelted the interlopers with a volley of stones and bottles. “We want Sly! We want Sly!” the crowd chanted. Witnesses interpreted this to mean the missiles were being hurled not at authorities but at the intruders. WAR COST CUT HALF BUDGET ACTION Laird Says Department Is Beginning Efficiency Program Defense Secretary Reports the Expense of the Vietnam Conflict Has Been Trimmed From 29 Billion to 14.5 Billion a Year ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ F-lll Back in Service Washington (AP)—The first of more than 230 Air Force F-lll fighters and bombers grounded since an accident December 22 has returned to operational flying status, the Air Force announced yesterday. This occurred with the delivery of an FB-111 bomber version of the TFX to the Strategic Air command at Carswell Air Force base, Tex. The whole fleet of F-llls was grounded after an accident near Nellis Air Force base, Nev., when a wing fell off a plane. Since then the fleet has been undergoing stringent stress testing. Only a few of the F-lll planes have been allowed to fly for test purposes under load limit restrictions. The Air Force said more than 200 F-llls were expected to be back in operation by January after completing exhaustive proof testing at General Dynamics plants in Fort Worth and Waco, Tex., and. starting in September, at Sacramento, Calif. More than 320 of the swing-wing fighters and bombers have been built so far. SPECIAL POLICE DRAGGED a spectator past ail overturned car last night near Grant park fol­ lowing an outbreak of skirmishes between police and fans attending a rock concert. ROCK FANS WATCHED as this car burned during the confrontation. Grant park was the scene of clashes between police and demonstrators at the 1968 Democratic convention—(Wirephotos). REPORT ON ARENA PIAN American Royal Commission Urges Kansas Citys to Seek Legislative Approval Immediately for a Bistate Authority ------------------------------------------------------ 4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ _ — Thought for Today A woman has lo be twice as good as a man to go half as far —Fannie Hurst. Amer­ ican writer, ¡889-19 tiS. FAMILIAR ^ fin unrr c*i iTr Lonft i c ON VOTE SLATE For Tlu.iwlav STUDY 10 BE PUBLIC Panel Offers 157 Major Proposals for Saving Money San Clemente, Calif.j (AP) — Melvin R. Laird,i secretary of defense, re- j ported yesterday that the cost of fighting the war ini Vietnam had been cut in j half, from 29 billion dollars to about 14.5 billion a year. Laird told newsmen he was pointing up that “we have been able to reduce the funding level since we took office” in January 1969. He did not specify where I the cuts had been made. Laird had conferred with President Nixon earlier and j then said the Pentagon already was starting to carry out 157 major recommendations in a forthcoming report for improving the efficiency of the Defense1 department, including testing planes before buying them. The report by a blue ribbon panel will be made public tomorrow. Laird told reporters after he saw the President, David Packard. deputy defense secretary, j ¡and Henry A. Kissinger, presi.j ! dential adviser, that: • The system of single-pack-1 ¡age contracts developed in the preceding Democratic adminis-i ¡trations, permitting programs | that carry on 10 to 15 years, will no longer be used in order to give the taxpayer and financial ■ operations of the Pentagon more protection. '! ‘ So before going forward with a major contract,” Laird said, “we will be doing considerable j News (Conference {e 0 srgn^e buy .”111 fly planes be'| ü. S. EXPORTS Commerce Department Reports That June Had the Largest Surplus of Outgoing Goods in Single Month Since 1966 The Weather—Warm and Humid BOTH RATES UP Partly cloudy and continued Incoming Goods Rise 9 warm today and tomorrow is I the weather bureau’s forecast for Kansas City and vicinity. Southerly winds 10 to 20 miles an hour. Probabilities of precipitation 10 per cent today and 20 per cent tonight. Highs both days in the middle to upper 90s. Lows tonight in the middle to upper 70s. TEMPERATURES 12 noon .... .90 8 p. m.. 92 1 p. 91 2 P- m. .. 92 1089 3 P. . . 94 11 p. m...86 4 P- m. 98 12 midnight 84 5 P. . 95' 1 a .m ....... 82 6 P- . 96 2 *80 7 p. . 95 * Unofficial. BONDS NEEDED Highlights on Inside Pages Wheeler-Teasdale Sample Ballot Has C.C.P. Tinge Panel Suggests Municipalities Share Financ- j ing Proportionately By Gary J. Kisner (A Member of The Star's Staff) The two Kansas Citys should take immediate action, a commission said yesterday, to obtain state! legislation needed to create a bistate authority to issue revenue bonds, buy land and build and oper-i ate an 18.000-to-20.000-seat arena near the American Royal building. That recommendation was! contained in a 3-page report re-: leased yesterday by the joint1 American Royal arena commission. The commission was appointed February 13 by Mayor Ilus W. Davis and Mayor .Joseph H. McDowell to explore whether Kansas City and Kan-; sas City, Kansas, could finance! a new American Royal building ! Based on testimony during the study the commission said $10,600.000 would be needed to construct the complex for hockey, basketball, indoor activities, exhibitions and the American! Royal Live Stock and Horse show. The 8-member commission suggested Kansas City use $5,600,000 in authorized general obligation bonds and that Kan-1 sas City, Kansas, issue a pro-! portionate share of obligation bonds based on population. The balance needed to finance the' project could be obtained from revenue bonds issued by a joint authority and repaid with in-1 come from rents, concessions i and related operations. “The commission has done an excellent job and left us with some good suggestions to explore.” Davis said. “I’m glad they’ve reaffirmed our belief that a new American Royal building is needed and could be financed and operated jointly.” McDowell, who is on vacation,; was not available for comment. Davis said he would review the report with McDowell when he returns. The commission reported the facility could generate enough revenue to support interest and debt payment of $2.500,000 in revenue bonds. It said operation costs might reach $150,000 to $200,000 annually. While the commission believed Kansas City could use $5,600,000 in general obligation bonds authorized by voters in 1964 for a sports arena, it was The baseball Hall of Fame inducts Lou Boudreau, former Kansas City A's manager, Jesse Haines, Ford Frick and Earle Combs during ceremonies in Cooperstown, N. Y. All four inductees make appearances at the shrine ... In a benefit exhibition baseball game in Pittsburgh, the Royals fall, 5-4, to Pirates . . . After being admitted to a Washington hospital for what was described as a routine examination, Vince Lombardi, former coach of the Green Bay Packers, undergoes surgery. 13. The other baseball scores: Boudreau AMERICAN LEAGUE Minn. 5, Balt. 2. Yanks at Calif., night. (Only games scheduled). NATIONAL LEAGUE Mets 5, Giants 3. Phils 10, L. A. 3. Cards 16, Cincy 9. (Only games scheduled). The conduct of Joseph P. Teasdale, Jackson County prosecutor, has “been entirely political in the Leon Jordan murder case/' officials of Freedom, Inc., charge. 3. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce board of directors approve with some suggestions a proposed tax program of the Retail Merchants association but strongly opposes any city sales tax proposal. 3. Tilghman R. Cloud, deputy secretary of state for Missouri, dies a day after suffering his third heart attack in recent years. 4. George W. Lehr and Dr, Charles B. Wheeler: Friends fighting it out in the presiding judge race. 7. Dr. E. Laurence Chalmers, jr., University of Kansas chancellor, says he has no intention of resigning "at the moment'' despite surviving by one vote a move to fire him. 10. Missourians who want to be certain their highway taxes are used to finance the building of free roads will vote "no" Tuesday on an unacceptable toll road amendment. The leading editorial. 24. By Robert P. Sigman (Siflff Political Writer) T h e Wheeler - Teasdale sample ballot for the Democratic primary—the subject of prolonged discussions and differences in the Wheeler-Teasdale camp— was made public yesterday, eight days before the primary election next Tuesday. | “It’s an all C. C. P. (Commit! tee for County Progress) ticket! Teller ¡before Joe and I were purged,” | said Dr. Charles B. Wheeler, ¡jr., western judge of the Jackson County court and a candi- i date for presiding judge of the | 3-member administrative body. Wheeler was referring to the San Clemente, Calif. (AP)— President Nixon will hold a television-radio nows conference in Los Angeles at 10 o’clock Thursday night (Kansas City time) the Western White House announced yesterday. It will mark the first time any President has held a live televised question-and-answer session with the press outside Washington. • Costs of the Vietnam war j | have been cut substantially in ¡terms of dollars and casualties.; • The United States is j watching the balance of power I in the Middle East “very close-! jlv.” There have been important! ; developments—Laird did not spell them out—in the last few pg| ¡days, and there are hopes for 'moving forward on the peace : proposals by William P. Rogers, secretary of state, for a cease­ fire and negotiations under ¡United Nations auspices. Laird River stage at 7 p. m. last night 6.5 feet, no change from 12 hours earlier. CHARGE YOUTH IN WEIGEL CASE Is Seeking Michael Cline, 18, Indicted in Murder Per Cent Despite Economy ( New York Times News Service) , Washington —The United i States recorded in June its largest surplus of exports over imports for a single month since 1966, the Commerce department reported ¡yesterday. For the first half of the year j the export surplus ran at an annual rate of 3.2 billion dollars, ¡far above the surplus of about 1 billion in 1968 and 1969. The j June export surplus was 466 million dollars. Harold C. Passer, assistant secretary of commerce for economic affairs, noted that the rise in imports of 9 per cent at an annual rate in the first half of the year was “surprisingly high in a sluggish domestic economy.” He noted that in the even milder slowdown of 1967 “imports actually declined slightly.” Exports in the first half rose by 14 per cent, annual rate, to $42,467,000.000. The rate of imports, up 9 per cent, was Michael Lewis Cline. 18 ! $?”kTthe monthly rate limmr ATnil/rA was unw^in& t0 discuss vvhat years °ld> ^^Ìn,ne'jof export surplus was 334 mil- HUUuL U I KIK LU ^ismeans with respect to more was indicted Friday ¡lion dollars in the second quar- U. S. arms for Israel. SECRET VOTING Russian Ship Balloting Tradi-| Delayed Test tion Dies in Chorus of 'Ayes' By Joe Lastelic (Of The Star's Washington Bureau) j Washington — The House j fact that he and Joseph P. Teas-| threw out its traditional se-1 ¡dale, county prosecutor running|cret teller vote yesterday,; foi western judge of the county ren]acing it with a system court, were not endorsed by the „ -n ™ C. C. P., the reform-oriented po- that -wlU Ka"°" scolding ! litical organization, in the Dera-I members by name on how 1 ocratic primary thev vote on certain issues. Instead the C. C. P. is sup-L F°r a decade attempts have „ n __. t „u„ ____ I been made to change the svs- porting George W. Lehr, county:, . rnnsjjpi.ah,p v collector and Wheeler's oppo. tern, ana alter consitteraDle ae- vlt i « ; I c bate yesterday the measure to nent, and Harry Wiggins,! h • th okl was an_ former Missouri liquor control . , j f ^ rr j . \ • ¡proven bv a chorus of aye supervisor. Teasdale s main op- 1 . , w J c i T i .• votes and a scattering of ponent. in previous elections ti . . _ „ „ . j j 1 I noes. Applause greeted (hej (Continued on Fage 2.) j vote. r-r» uavt It was an amendment of Rep. GO MAXI — Get the MAXTmum ... r, news morning, evening. Sunday with Thomas O Neill (D-lV<aSS.) and home-delivered Star and Times subscriptions 421-1200 -Adv. (Continued on Pase 10.) Cape Kennedy, Fla. (AP)— i A Russian trawler that ap- 1 proached to within 200 yards of the nuclear submarine James Madison Friday apparently caused the postpone- bv the Cass County grand |ter, 266 million in the first half jury in the murder early I and 107 million in all of 1969. this month of Miss Jo Ellen! Weigel, it was learned last> night. An attempt Friday night, to •arrest Cline at the home was unsuccessful. Carl D. Gum, Cass County prosecuting attorney, Sears Tower To Be Tallest r ________0 ______ Chicago (AP)—Sears, Roe* said Cline was believed to have buck & Co. announced plans left the area earlier that day. (yesterday for the world’s tallest A warrant was issued Satur- building, a 1,450-foot, structure ...................... day by J. Whitfield Moody, U. !to be erected on the west side of rnent of the first launching of S. commissioner, charging'Cline downtown Chicago by 1974. a multiple-warhead Poseidon with unlawful flight to avoid e 109-story building will missile from the submarine. prosecution for murder. lser[e as keais s p\ain office, The launching had been The Federal Bureau of Invest-8 / nne!! scheduled yesterday. But Sat- igation is seeking Cline, a - m n s^uar reserved urdav the Navy announced spokesman said last night, that Ihe milestone firing in the Poseidon development program had been deferred. A reliable informant said yesterday that “someone in the Pentagon became a little apprehensive after the Russian trawler, loaded with electronic gear, moved in so close during a test run Friday.” McGilley Memorial Chapels -Antioch Chapel, Linwood & Main, Woodland & Linwood.—Adv. for Sears functions. Cline was described as 5 feet' ™e bTui,dinS’ .to ^ called the 9 inches tall, weighing i:i0 pounds | . s j ? with brown hair and hazel eyes. !?os' more than 100 million dol- A1 n ,, i *ars< sa,d Gordon M. Metcalf, Alex Peebles, Clines lawyer,;sears chairman. Metcalf said declined to comment. the exact cost had not been de- The body of the 18-year-old termined girl was found July 5 floating in Metcalf'said the Sears Tower Lake Winnebago by two water would be 100 feet higher than skiers. It had a fish ncl wrapped ¡the World Trade Center in New around it and had been weighted York City, by a concrete block and two, --------------♦--------------(Continued on Page 2.) Phone Sunday Want Ads in befor® 11 a. m Saturday 221-5500— Adv. Comics, Features Deaths.................. Editorials Financial News 2\\ Sports 8, 2fi Women’s News 24 Movies .............. 11, 12 TV. Radio •Ifi 9 8 Concert Turnout Stuns Police, Promoters Tells of Crewmen Storming Lifeboats Oslo. Norway (AP) — Italian crew members of the ill-fated cruise ship Fulvia had to be held back by force to stop them frem storming the lifeboats ahead of the passengers, Capt. Christopher B. Fasting testified yesterday. At the first day of the maritime inquiry into the loss of the Fulvia. Fasting emphatically denied Italian press reports that some passengers said the Norwegian seamen were drunk. Fasting praised the conduct uncertain whether Kansas City, 0f the Norwegian officers and seamen for doing their duty. *A (Continued on Page 10.) He said, however, some of ¡he Italian service personnel, s”.ch as stewards and galley personnel, not accustomed to laws of the sea, had to be held back by force from the lifeboats. Fasting did not elaborate. Answering questions by the presiding judge. Odd Ploen, the captain said that during the embarking into lifebor.t’s “there was good order. The passengers showed remarkable cairn and good conduct. They were in a mixture of evening dress and night clothes.” Asked by the judge about reported drunkenness ~mong the crew, Fasting replied : “There was no drunkenness.” By Robert T. Nelson fA Member of The Star's Staff) “Free concerts! Music is for the people!” The call went out last night across the rolling hills of Loose park and an estimated 17,000 persons roared their approval. The crowd began forming early for the rock event, put together by the parks and recreation department, the Vanguard coffeehouse and radio station KUDL. Most were young, and some expressed doubt. “Kansas City ain't too big on music.” Small groups began forming and as the time for the concert grew' near, the crowd surpassed the 4,000 persons expected to attend. “This is just fantastic,” said Stan Plesser, owner of the Vanguard and manager of Chet Nichols, Brewer & Shipley, and the Ewing Street Times, the groups donating their skills. “These guys really like doing these concerts and the crowd is just great. We had (Continued on Page 3 ) A\ ESTIMATED 17,000 persons jammed Loose park last night for a free rock concert featuring Chet Nichols, »Brewer & Shipley, and the F/Wing Street Times. Police said the only problem experienced was parking—(Kansas City Star photograph by John Willey). r ,v

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