Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on March 18, 1973 · 14
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r ny 14 5C CaUault mCribunt . Sun., March I8t 1973 . 1, -K- yW-WSW,WWIWWWlWIIIJBlWlWJ.lllMWWIWIWilMWMWWWTWMWM WWW POWs on 20 Killed in - i How California Congressmen Voted Way Home s A jCOL. R. I. STIRM, (LEFT) CAPT. C. D. CHAMBERS The men were welcomed by a crowd, flags families 60 POWs Arrive In 3 Airplanes Continued from Page 1 . tions as we walk once more on this wonderful land of ours. Eighteen men, most of them -flyers shot down during 1967 and 1968, disembarked at March and the ship continued to Travis Air Force Base in Solano County where a crowd of 300 cheered, waved welcoming signs and watched the red carpet unrolled for Capt. Carl Dennis Chambers, 32, of Yuba City and Col. Robert L. Stirm, 39, of Foster City. Col. Stirms wife Loretta was there with their four children, Lori, Robert, Roger and Cynthia. He was also greeted by old friends Master Sgt. Richard Wiley, his wife and their two children. Col. Stirm, speaking in a quiet voice, said, Thank you for this enthusiastic reception. We are most happy to be home. This display of warmth is entirely unnecessary but it further proves to us that we had a cause and reinforces our conviction of a truly United States. We are proud to serve our flag and our President. God bless you. God bless America. . Capt. Chambers also spoke briefly. His wife Joanne waited patiently, her long brown hair and short flared dress whipping in the winds, as he waved to the crowd and said: It has been tremendous. I suppose you expected a few more, were sorry theres no more on the aircraft. There will probably be some more, tomorrow, Jfou can come out. Ill tell you, we cant believe it. There at 12 Iioon at Clark it was hot and sticky, there were probably 1500 people. Last night there were probably 1500 people at Hickam, and all of you for two, in which an Oakland police-of us. God bless you. Thank man and another man were yo0. shot and wounded early Fri- The third flight landed at day. Maxwell Air Force Base in The youth, who bore what Alabama. was apparently a bullet wound Air Force Col. Vernon P. in the lower leg, was arrested Ligon Jr., of Melbourn Beach, in an apartment at an undis- Fla., acted as spokesman and-told a crowd of about 300 that he wanted to thank the American people who have kept faith and who have taken care of our families until our safe return. Ligon and 11 other Air Force officers will undergo de-Jbricfings and medical evalua-, tion at Maxwell. The others 37 More Speakers to Give Views onitevenue Sharinc By FRAN DAUTH Tribune Staff Writer V Some 37 speakers will take their turn at the microphone" tomorrow night at the Oakland Auditorium to tell the city council their views on Oaklands 34.5 million slice of federal revenue sharing. Those 37 represent citizens who signed up to speak two weeks ago at an unprecedented session of the council but were unable to talk before time ran out. At the first hearing attended by more than 1,000 and possibly the first ever held by the council outside of ..city hall 30 others, outlined community needs and desires. The oratory that time moved I - t ' ' ' - t I - I JL aboard the C141 prepared to board another plane bound for Jacksonville Naval Hospital, -Fla. Among those headed for Jacksonville was Cmdr. John S. McCain, III, 36, son of Adm. John S. McCain Jr., former commander-in-chief of U.S. Pacific Forces who directed the war in Vietnam. When the men stepped off the plane at March Air Force Base they saluted Lt. Gen. William Pitts, commander of the 15th Air Force. In their statements . they thanked the spectators and sail they appreciated AmericaniAsupPort- Maj. Charles R. Tyler, 38, of Mesa, Ariz., said, It seems like we were gone a long time, but it was a small price to have paid for freedom. Col. George E. Day, 48, of Glendale, Ariz., said, Thank God were going back to a country that has a President who is not down on his knees begging for us to return, but one whos standing up with his , chest full of air. The lone civilian among the men, Bobby Joe Keesee of Phoenix, Anz., was reported to have lost 50 pounds during captivity. Keesee, who kissed the American flag and wept as he ' deplaned, was unwilling to talk about .his confinement by Hanoi. Second Youth in Custody in Gas Station Woundings A second Oakland youth, 16 years old, was arrested Saturday in connection with a service station robbery and chase closed address in East Oakland, police said. Another youth, 17 years old, was arrested early Friday morning at San Leandro Memorial Hospital where he was seeking treatment for wounds in the ankle and foot. Oakland policeman Rodger A. allis, 24, was shot point- from pleas for more social programs such as child care centers to calls for expansion of present services such as libraries and parks to requests to hold down taxes and on to political suggestions as to who ought to be mayor of Oakland. ' The session tomorrow begins at 7:30 p.m. at the auditorium, 10 Tenth St. Only those speakers who signed up to speak at the March 5 meeting but were unable to do so will be called upon to speak, according to the council announcement of the meeting. --In calling for the unusual Senes of public hearings, coun-cilmen indicated they would not be reaching any decisions on revenue sharing at the ses- Continued from Page 1 er captured American. ' Also on the second flight was S.Sgt Alfonso Ray Riate, 27, of Bell Gardens, Calif., another GI said to have voiced opposition to the war. All three saluted the flag and officers as they left. Young and Branch walked over to the crowd standing by to shake hands, receive hugs and sign autographs. Branch was garlanded with a lei of flowers. Young told a newsman who asked about the three that everything was fine. Sources - , m have reported that some offi- Y0jf1Qf Ol O cers were angry about the antiwar statements. Intensive security has surrounded the eight men in their short stay at Clark. Even some doctors who have been working with other prisoners were reported to have been replaced for the group of eight Those of the eight headed for Travis Air Force Base were, in addition to Riate, S.Sgt Robert P. Chenoweth, 25, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt Abel Ka-vanaugh, 23, of Westminster, Colo. . ' Also departing today aboard the flight to Scott was Air Force Maj. Philip E. Smith, 38, of Roodhouse, 111,,, a captive in China for 7 years. He was one of two military pilots shot down over China when their planes strayed over Chinese territory during the Vietnam war. Before departing,-Smith talked to a crowd which included his older brother Jim, who accompanied him to Clark on his release at the Hong Kong border. Smith told the well-wishers: You are all wonderfuL I love you all. Air Force Col. David W. Winn of Austin, Minn., the senior man on the second flight, told the crowd the ex-POWs were looking for tender, loving care when we got here and TLC is what we got. Among the returnees on the first flight were Cel. John P. Flynn, 50, of Shalimar, Fla., the senior ranking American officer captured by the Communists, and two of the eight men said to have made antiwar statements S. Sgt. James A. Daly Jr., 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Pvt. Frederick L. Elbert Jr., 25, of Brentwood, N.Y. . Like the other returnees, Daly and Elbert saluted the colors and military brass smartly after alighting from a hospital bus that brought them to the airport. They then walked over to a crowd, kissed babies and hugged well-wishers, and received an assortment of gifts before embarking on the flying hospital. Asked by a newsman how he was, Elbert replied: Every thing is all right. Daly said only, Bye-bye. A military officer said there was no particular reason why. the eight were among todays departures. blank in the stomach during a battle with two robbers early Friday morning, but managed to empty his gun at his assailants anyway, wounding at least one of them, he told fellow officers. The citizen, Gilbert Lawrence, 50, of Oakland, was shot once in the chest and twice ih the arm when he attempted to stop a robbery at the Powerine gas station at 4255 MacArthur Blvd. early Friday. He was in fair condition Saturday at Kaiser Hospital. Police said they spent Friday and Friday night searching for the second suspect and found him with a flesh wound in the lower leg. sions butwfiuld conduct the sessions to receive an indication of public opinion. They previously received the recommendations of the city staff, calling for .federal revenue sharing to bolster the citys sagging finances over the next five years. City Finance Director Robert Odell has repeatedly pointed out that city government costs are rising faster than income, resulting in a budget crisis year after year. If the city council wants to maintain the present level of services without raising taxes there will be revenue sharing funds for new projects, he maintains. Odell estimates that during the five years reve MRS. KAY KEY Mother killed Is Victim of Sniper Shot Continued from Page 1 Girls and Cub Scouts. He said Saturday was Leonards birthday. I havent even wished him a happy birthday, he said. How can I? Everybody liked her, said Ernestine Clay, one of the dead womans closest friends. She was very close to her children. Everybody in the neighborhood knows her. Police have been receiving numerous telephone calls from people who believe they may have some information concerning the gunman. Police are asking anyone with any information to call Oakland police homicide. Officers told Walter Key, they believe the one responsible was a teen-ager. If he can live with something like that Key commented and his voice trailed off into silence. Funeral for Dr. Wolcott Tomorrow Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Dr. LeRoy O. Wolcott, longtime Oakland dentist and past president of the Alameda County Dental Assn. They will be held at 2 p.m. at the Albert Brown Mortuary chapel, 3476 Piedmont Ave, Dr. Wolcott died Thursday at age 70. He was a member of Yerba Buena Lodge No. 403 F. & A.M., Kiwanis Club of Oakland, and Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Alice, of their Oakland home; sons Harry F. Wolcott of Eugene, Ore., and Roy J. Wolcott . of Orinda; brother, Randolph E. Wolcott .of Aptos, and three grandchildren. Donations to a favorite char-ity are preferred by the family. Quentin Inmate Stabbed in Back SAN QUENTIN (AP) - San Quentin officials reported an inmate walked to the prison hospital Saturday with three stab wounds in his back, the third inmate stabbed this, month. The prisoner, Peter Chagola, 28, was reported in serious condition after he was stabbed while working in the mess hall between meals, safed officer John Apostol. He said a prison-made weapon was found in the mess hall and an inmate taken into custody in connection with the incident. Chagola was sent to the Department of Correction in 1969 on a six month-to-10-year sentence for attack with a deadly weapon and has been at San Quentin since 1972. nue sharing is to last the city may get about 323 million from the Federal Government. But' he also predicts that within three years the city may pile up deficits totalling as much as 330 million. (The 34.5 million under review now represents Oaklands first allocation under federal revenue sharing.) Mayor John H. Reading has previously indicated that he believes the council should follow the staff recommcnda-. tions. But he also has asked the staff to start investigating the possibility of a multi-purpose bond issue to finance some of the capital improvements now being sought. 'mb PNHOM PENH, Cambodia ' (AP) A Cambodian air force captain stole a plane Saturday and bombed the presidential - palace in a bloody but unsuc-i cessful attempt to kill President Lon Nol. Lon Nol, unscathed, declared a state of national emergency, suspended all civil liberties and declared a 9 p.m. curfew in Phnom Penh. -The renegade pilot, described as a flight school washout, missed the palace by 20 yards. His bomb blew up the barracks of the palace guard, killing at least 20 persons and wounding 35 in a blast that leveled 100 square yards. The government said the number of casualties is expected to climb as rescuers discover more bodies under the smoldering debris. Many soldiers had their families living with them in the palace compound and the victims included women and children. But no members of the Lon Nol government were reported injured. I was taking a nap when I ' was awakened by a loud explosion and found the house in flames, said one woman, who escaped with only a cut on the shoulder. I ran out to look for my husband. As I left the compound, I heard screams -and . cries of my neighbors and their children trapped inside their burning homes. Streets adjoining the palace grounds were flooded with terrified people. - Some 3ad packed their belongings into baskets and sacks and were fleeing the quarter. A second bomb from the stolen T28 exploded at the northern gate, blasting a huge crater in the roadway. The southern end of the large compound, where the barracks went up in a raging fire, also was the site of the Cambodian Student Association, the only building left standing in the area. Two persons were killed and 20 wounded there earlier Saturday when Cost Soars For State Legislature Continued from Page 1 week compiled statistics showing that it costs the nations taxpayers 3188,000 a year to maintain the typical member of the House of Representatives and 3390,000 for each Sen- , .ator. These figures cannot be pre- 1 cisely compared to Californias , legislative costs because the Washington compilation does not include all congressional costs. . ' When other congressional-, expenses are included, the average cost of maintaining a member of Congress comes to about 3465,000 a year or about 40 per .cent more than a California legislator. Californias legislative appropriations started rising rapidly during the early part of the past decade when Jess Un-ruh, then speaker of the Assembly, launched a campaign to upgrade the legislature. Each lawmaker was given a larger staff. Committees were provided more experts. Legislative sessions became longer. Unruhs campaign peaked in 1966 with the passage of Proposition 1A, which boosted salaries from 36,000 to 316,000 a year and put lawmakers on virtually a fulltime basis. But the legislative appropriation remained under 320 million until the 1968-69 fiscal year, when it rose to 323 million. Since Unruhs departure from the leadership scene in Sacramento, the budget has continued to rise at the rate of about 33 million a year. The legislative appropriation submitted to Gov. Ronald Reagan for inclusion in his printed budget for the 1973-74 fiscal year totals about 338 million. This includes a contribution to the legislative retirement fund and the cost of running the legislative counsel bureau. This figure is meaningless, however, because the true leg-. islative budget never becomes apparent until the report of the Senate-Assembly Conference Committee is made public. Year after year, whopping additions to the legislative allocation have been inserted into the budget by the conference committee. The boosts generally are overlooked by the news media because other controversial fiscal issues grab the spotlight. Under a Capitol tradition, the legislative allocation is never cut by the governor and lawmakers never touch proposals for the chief executives personal staff. t Plot someone lobbed four grenades into the yard. The Lon Nol government had announced only Friday the creation of a special security police force to guard against any antigovemment outburst. There have been signs of increasing dissatisfaction with Lon Nols management of Cambodian affairs and the war against Communist-backed rebels. Students and teachers are striking to protest rising prices and soldiers are complaining their pay days often never come. Saturdays grenade and bombing attacks came on the eve of the third anniversary of Lon Nols bloodless takeover from Prince Norodom Sihanouk, now in exile in Peking. The pilot in the aerial bombing was identified as Capt. So Patra and Lon Nol claimed in a radio broadcast that he was bribed by the enemy to kill me. The government supported its case by identifying the 32-year-old captain as the common-law husband of Norodom Botum Bopha, daughter of Prince Sihanouk. Associates of So Patra at air force headquarters said he was single. A colonel at headquarters said So Patra has been an air attache at the presidential palace for two years.' He added that So Patra often frequented the military air base at Pon-hengton Airport and was well known to airport-security 1 guards. He was waved through by the unsuspecting guards shortly before his bombing about 1:30 p.m. The Information Ministry reported that So Patra headed toward Krek -in Kompong Cham Province near the South Vietnamese border after the bombing and that his present whereabouts was uncertain though Lon Nol ordered three planes to chase him immediately after the incident. Big Probe of Medi-Cal Frauds On Continued from Page 1 are pending and 1,033 more are under investigation it added. Nineteen nursing homes were suspended from the program for violations of Medi-Cal regulations. ' Criminal charges were filed against 58 Medi-Cal recipients in Northern California last year, compared with a total of only two prosecutions over the preceding five years, the report said. Statewide, 189 recipients were prosecuted, a department spokesman said. The new report gave no details of the fraud cases, but a DeC; 19 report of the agency gave details of cases including the conviction of a dentist who billed Medi-Cal for extracting the same three teeth 19 times from one woman and a psychiatrist who billed Medi-Cal for 144 hours of individual treatment to patients in a two-day period. The report on the first full calendar year of operation of the Medi-Cal program since Regans 1971 reform said the reform saved taxpayers 350 million. An appendix to the report said Medi-Cal spending increased by 3200.2 million in the 1972-73 fiscal year over the 31.35 billion spent in 1971-72, the last fiscal year before the reform. But that increase would have been 350 million higher, and fewer needy persons would have been cared for without the reform, the report said. I am delighted that our reforms have brought the' Medi-Cal program under control, Reagan said in an accompanying news release. The yearly increases in the cost of Medi-Cal were a major fiscal problem for the state, but the report released today is a clear indication that our reforms are working. He said monthly savings have averaged 34.23 million since the reform went into effect in October 197L In addition to the increased fraud investigations, the reforms set up a system of limiting doctor visits and prescriptions to two per patient per month, with more care provided only with certification of ispecial needs. - Bible Conference Dr. George. Sweeting, president of Moody Bible Institute; Dr. Bruce Dunn, a Peoria, 111., pastor, and the Rev. Lawrence Pearson, extension director of the Moody Bible Institute, will present the annual Bible conference this week at the Redwood Chapel, 19300 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. WASHINGTON Following are votes of area members of ' .Congress on major issues during the week ending March 15, 1973. - SENATE 1. Votes purchase of buses, subway cars and operating subsidies for local transit (S 502) amendment authorizing a total of 3800-million for mass transit operating subsidies in fiscal years 1974 and 1975 and authorizing an additional 33-billion inyContract authority through fiscal 1977 for capital improvements of mass transit systems. Adopted 59-36: R 15-27; D 44-9, A Nay was a vote supporting the Presidents position. -2. Allows use of highway trust fund for urban mass transit (S 502) amendment giving states and cities the option of using 3850-million a year in federal urban highway funds for roads, buses or rail transit programs. Adopted 49-44: R 23-19; D 26-25, March 14. A Yea was a vote supporting the Presidents position. 3. Retains truck weight and width limitations on interstate highways (S 502) amendment to repeal all federal weight and width limitations on trucks using the interstate system. Rejected 23-67: R 16-23; D 7-44, March 15vThe President did not take a position on the vote. 1 HOUSE : 1. Authorizes funds for public, works and economic development (Hr 2246) passage of. the bill extending the Public Red Drive Looms, Saigon Declares By DENNIS SAIGON (AP) South Vietnamese military sources forecast on Saturday a major Communist offensive once U.S. troops have all gone home but : indicated President Nguyen Van Thieus regime would attempt to block it without further American intervention. Echoing similar charges by President Nixon, a Saigon command spokesman claimed that since the Jan. 28 ceasefire, Communist-led forces havey infiltrated several hundred tanks and scores of thousands of troops into South Vietnam, apparently in preparation for the new assault. Lt. Gen. Tran Van Tra, chief Viet Cong delegate to the four-party Joint Military. Commission, labeled Nixons charges groundless. He countercharged that the United States was illegally introducing weapons and ammunition into South Vietnam. Lt. Col. Le Trung Hien, the Saigon commands chief spokesman, called the reported Communist infiltration a significant and serious violation of the cease-fire agreement. He said South Vietnam still relied on the International Commission of Control and Supervision to halt the infiltration but added: When we realize that the ICCS is not effective, we will act by ourselves. Hien noted that since the cease-fire. South Vietnam had Suspect in Three Murders Caught Continued from Page 1 said. They were much loved in the community. Schallocks family liad settled in the prea .around 1900. He was a general partner with the Oakland food brokerage of Kelley-Clarke, for which he had worked since 1933. His wifes family had come to the area about the same time. She was an accomplished musician, as were her son Daniel and two other sons, William, 27, and David, 24, who was in New York for a rock concert when informed of the slayings. What can you say? asked neighbor Keith McLellan. They were a nice quiet family. Said the elder Schallocks brother, Art, of Novato, a former New York Yankees pitcher: They were just about the nicest people youd ever want to meet. I have no idea absolutely none as to why this happened. John Faray, 18, a trombonist with the jazz-rock group with which Daniel Schallock played, said he had practiced with Darnel until 6:30 p.m. Thursday. . i "He was fine, normal, Faray said. Nothing was on his mind. I cant see why anyone would want to do this. It just Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 for one .year, through fiscal 1974, and authorizing a total of 31.2-billionrin- eluding 3800-million for public works grants; 3170-million for public works and business development loans; 350-million for technical assistance- and research; - 350-million for growth centers and economic development districts, and 3152.5-million for regional action planning commission programs. Passed 278-108: R 71-97; D 207-11, March 15. A Nay was a vote supporting the Presidents position.- - Senate 12 3 Cranston (D) Y Y N Tunney(D) Y Y N House , 1 Burton (D) - Y Dellums (D) Y Edwards (D) Y McCloskey (R) Y Mailliard (R) N Stark (D) Y Walffie (D) 2 KEY TO SYMBOLS Y - Voted Yea. N Voted Nay ? Did not vote, announce a position or give a pair. AY - Announced support but did not vote. AN Announced opposition but did not vote. PY Paired for. PN Paired against. A pair is an agreement between two members on opposite sides of an issue to withhold their votes so that the absence of one or both will not affect the outcome of the vote. Compiled by 'Congressional Quarterly NEELD : v never asked the United States to throw in its air power. The spokesman told a daily press briefing that the Communist infiltration had first been detected by the United States and later confirmed by South Vietnamese intelligence. Other military sources reported the North Vietnamese were preparing further infil- r trations in preparation for an" offensive at an opportune moment after the final U. withdrawal, scheduled March 28. Despite the charges' qnd countercharges, the Viet Congs Lt. Gen. Tran Van Tra pledged at the Communists first formal news conference here that the , last group .of American prisoners would be released by the March 28 dead-. line.., ' ... With 6,308 troops still iq Jhe -country, the United Statesmen Saturday halted withdrawals from Vienam for the third time since the cease-fire; The U.S. delegation to -the four-party Joint Military Commission has informed the Com- munist delegations that the fourth and final phase of troop withdrawals will get under, way only when it receives the list of the last group of Ameri-. can prisoners and the date on which they will be freed. ' There are still 147 U.S. piis-' oners in Communist hands. By the end of the third phase of repatriation, 439 had been re-' leased.' , tune mo-J.S. troop I uled for j doesnt make any sense. The first two policemen to arrive at .the scene saw only the flames leaping from the house. One of them grabbed a garden hose and turned it on the fire and found the bodies of the three Schallocks lying side by side on the patio. They had been repeatedly shotgunned. Mr. and Mrs. Schallock were in their nightclothes, Daniel was nude. The house was ablaze, and the offi- cers found two gallon gas . cans nearby, as well asr the , spent shotgun shells. A neighbor, Mrs. 7,Ann DeCook, said she heard a number of pops which she mistook for firecrackers shortly before 3 a.m. Friday. She went to her window -when she heard someone. calling for help. I saw that the house was bn . fire and called police but someone else had already called, she said. One witness said he rushed outside when he heard the ' shots and saw flames shooting from the house. A young man was in the street, and said, -when the witness, Robert ,'C. Cook, asked whether he needed any help: ; Go back go back ia the house. Cook said the man wa carrying a gun. 'z

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