Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 8, 1974 · Page 12
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 12

Ukiah, California
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Monday, July 8, 1974
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12—Uktoh Dally Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Monday, July 8, 1974 Most expensive aircraft -two-way competition WASHINGTON (UPI) — The new Bl bomber and a proposed flying national command poet are competing for the title of America's moat expensive aircraft, according to Air Force figures.. The price tag for producing diner plane has already surpassed the coat of the trouble- plagued C5A cargo, which until recently held the distinction of being the .nation's most expensive plane. Eighty-one CSA's have been built at a cost of $56 million each. But the much maligned C5A has already lost its title, according to information the Air Force gave Congress recently. The figures put the cost of the Bl at 161.5 million each and the airborne command post at a record shattering $78.2 million each, 40 per cent more than the C5A. . However, the Air Force said, the cost of the Bl bomber will probably rise even higher. Only one has been built so far and more costly research and development work is needed before the plane can go into production. The Advanced Airborne National Command Post,, known to the military by the unpronoun- cable acronymon AABNCP and to critics as the "flying fuhrerbunker'' hrreally a $28 million Boeing 747 packed with tons of sophisticated communi­ cations'and navigational gear. It would be used to carry the President and other top officials aloft if nuclear war threatened. There they could direct the armed forces while flying above "the mushroom clouds and devastation. Critics make the unfavorable comparison of Adolph Hitler directing the remnants of the Third Reich from his "fuhrerbunker" beneath the rubble of Berlin in 1945. One reason for the high cost of the command post is that only seven are planned. That means the cost of research and development will spread out over very few planes. A Boeing Co. official in Seattle said that comparing the costs of the C5A and the flying command post was like "comparing apples and oranges." He said he was confident that the cost of the 747-based command post, less the expensive electronic gear, would be less than the C5A. The spokesman said that the high cost of the completed command post resulted largely from the sophisticated navigational gear, computer communications equipment and special power supplies needed to keep the lines of command functioning in an emergency. YOUNGEST RIDER — Kimberly Wagner, one year and one week old Willits resident, was the youngest rider on a horse in the Willits Frontier Days parade July 4. She is holding tight to the saddle horn as her parents guide her mount. —Journal photos by Fae Lost Azusa woman is found safe near FB Over 70 persons scoured coastal foothills east of' Fori Bragg Saturday for a 75 -year- old Azusa woman who wandered away from a campground, and was found safe nearly 12 hours later. Alma Miller was found at 9 p.m. about one-half mile northeast of the Wildwood campground off Highway 20, from which she had wandered and become lost. She was taken to Mendocino Coast Hospital for examination, and released. Mrs. Miller was on a camp- Girls wanted for Ukiahi drill team Wan ted...girls, girls, girls! Lively, effervescent, personality-poised girls, who will be in Ukiahi next year, particularly girls who will be incoming Ukiahi Frosh in September when school resumes. Try«uts will be held this Thursday from 8a.m. until noOn for girls wishing to participate with the Ukiahi drill team to appear at football games, and to march with the Ukiahi band. Girls who want to try out for the drill team should report to Marsha Young Thursday at the Ukiahi band room. Girls wishing to be drum majorettes also should contact Mrs. Young at 462-1097, particularly, for information, before reporting Thursday. Other girls seeking information also may phone Mrs. Young. ting trip with her daughter, Madelyn Hilledahl, and son-in- law from Petaluma when she wandered from the campsite at 9:15 a.m. Searchers included campers, sheriff's deputies, Highway Patrolmen, conservation crews from Chamberlain Creek,, state Division of Forestry personnel from Jackson State Forest, state Department of Corrections personnel, members of the Fort Bragg police and fire departments, Mendocino fire departmerit personnel, members of the Fort Bragg citizens band radio organization, and sheriff's 4 -wheel drive patrol members. A state Forestry aircraft and an Army helicopter from Hamilton Reserve.Base in Marin County also assisted. Searchers were fed by Mrs. Orin Wilson and a host of canipers. Geoghegan earns PIONEER TRAVEL — This miniature covered wagon with dummy riders and horses, depicting travel of the pioneers for the Frontier Days parade at Willits Thursday, was second place winner in the novelty division of the parade. It was the entry of Lawrence Porter of Willits. dental degree SAN FRANCISCO — Timothy Geoghegan, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Geoghegan of Ukiah, was one of 96 who received the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree June 21 from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Prior to entering dental school, Dr. Geoghegan attended the University of California at Berkeley, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971. He was graduated from Ukiah high school in 1967. Today's market report BATEMAN EICHLER, HILL RICHARDS INC. MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE 11 A.M. PRICES INDUSTRIALS VOLUME -20.57 11,160,000 Listed Stocks: American Tel & Tel 43Vi Boise Cascade 13% Denny's Restaurants 10 Evans Products 6% General Motors 46>4 Georgia Pacific 34% Int'l Systems & Control 29% TO UKIAH SUBSCRIBERS of the UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL PLEASE; do not make advance subscription payments to your CARRIERBOY. if you wish to pay your subscription in advance, 3 - 6 - or ' 12 months, please pay direct to the UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL. Carrier boys receive full credit each month. Mall anal Avte Routes must bo poti In —V— co. .j Louisiana Pacific 12% Lucky Stores 10Ms Masonite 31 Vs McDonald's 37V 4 Pacific Gas & Electric 20% Sambos Restaurants 12% Standard Oil of Calif. 26 TelePrompTer 3te TransAmerica 6Vfe Winnebago 5 Over-The-Counter: Advanced Memory Systems 2%-3V 4 Bank of America 29-29% Diagnostic Data 6-7 - Seiscom Delta l >£-2 Equitable S-L 6Mr7 Shaklee Corp. 8-8% Pennzoil Offshore Gas 4 11-164% Vaal Reefs ADR 49Mr50 NEW YORK (UPI) — The stock market went into a steep decline today on the New York Stock Exchange as interest rates continued to climb and investors remained wary. Trading was moderate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 selected blue-chip stocks was off 12 .44 at 779.33. Services held for air victim Funeral services were held this morning at Zimmerman Mortuary for Maurice Lee Hartley,, 29, who died last Friday when his crop duster crashed near Hopland. Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration were on the scene Friday, but no report on the possible cause of the, accident has been released. Hartley's biplane apparently struck the top of a tree before plummeting to the ground. A native of Seattle, Hartley had been a resident of Ukiah for seven years and was a partner with his father, Max Hartley, in the Ace Aero Service. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Hartley of Ukiah; a daughter, Susan Hartley, Ukiah; his parents, Max Hartley of Ukiah and Evelyn Baker of Rosemead; and by his grandparents, Carl and Rena Hartley of Ukiah. The Rev. E. W. J. Schmitt of the United Methodist Church officiated at the services. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose. Opera tenor arrested; plotted death of rival , CHICAGO (UPI) — A Lyric Opera tenor has been charged with plotting to murder another singer in the opera's chorus because of what police called "professional jealousy." Wesley Bibro, 36, was charged along with his alleged accomplice, Richard Bly, 30, with conspiracy and solicitation to commit murder. The two are accused of plotting to take the life of Daniel Loft us, 25. Police were tipped off to the alleged plot by William Mitchell, 30, a mechanic who police said was approached by Bly to do the killing for $1,500. Bibro was arrested early Saturday and Bly seized earlier in a bizarre roadside confrontation in which a detective posing as the "corpse" arose and startled Bly into a short-lived flight. Mitchell was not charged. Homicide Sgt. George Ruck- ich called it "professional jealousy." William Merritt, homicide investigator, said that Bibro had apparently developed an jmensejprofe^i^naljealous^rf • I • Ehrlichman told 'hands off' Plumbers operations WASHINGTON (UPI) — Former White House aide John D. Ehrlichman today testified that President Nixon ordered him to keep hands off covert White House "Plumbers" operations two months before the Ellsberg break-in. Ehrlichman testified on his own. behalf today in his trial with three other defendants on charges of conspiring to break into the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. He answered friendly questions by one of his four attorneys for 65 minutes. Ehrlichman, who steadfastly has denied having prior knowledge that "covert" activity to plug leaks of national security matters involved anything illegal, said his involvement in the Ellsberg case ended about two months before the SepL 4, 1971 break-in when the President told him to concentrate on domestic affairs, "On the 2nd of July the President said to me —'You get back to domestic policy, stuff and leave, the conspiracy and Ellsberg stuff to (Plumbers leader Egil) Krogh,"' Ehrlichman said. Young testified last week that in late March 1973, Ehrlichman sent word to him through secretaries that he wanted the Ellsberg file. Young said he got them back two days later with some memos missing. He said he had made duplicates beforehand and these showed the missing material might incriminate Ehrlichman. Krogh was co-director with David R. Young of the plumbers team that was formed to find security leaks following Ellsberg's disclosure of the secret Pentagon Papers. Ehrlichman pictured Young —a prosecution witness in the case after being given, immunity —as wanting to have full charge himself. Krogh was given a leading role over Young Searchers fail to find trace of lost aircraft The search for aircraft wreckage in northeastern Mendocino County was called off late Saturday after an air and ground search failed to turn up any trace of a downed airplane. Authorities were holding to the belief the wreckage may have been that of a Sacramento- based Yankee two-seater missing since June 21. The pilot, Tim Gray, and his female passenger, were believed to be flying to Shelter Cove on the northwestern Mendocino coastline to go abalone fishing. When Gray did not report to work June 24, a search was instituted but abandoned July 2 with no results. A Willows police reservist reported sighting what may have been aircraft wreckage in, the Post Camp area along Etsel Ridge, 14 miles southeast of Covelo Friday. Bob Hall and Vince Angell of the sheriff's air squadron flew to Covelo and picked up Deputy Richard Wiseman for an air search of the area. Wiseman and Deputy John Coons returned on Saturday, but were again unsuccessful in locating' any wreckage. despite title of co -directors of the group, Ehrlichman said. Ehrlichman said before the Krogh-Young team got involved in. covert activity it was assigned to act as "a prod, a goad" to keep other agencies vigorously investigating leaks. Ehrlichman said fVixon was particularly interested' in learning whether Ellsberg acted alone or was part of a group. The defense case, which began Friday, is built on the contention that Ehrlichman and the White House "plumbers" were following high'orders to provide and disseminate psychological information about Ellsberg. Ehrlichman, speaking crisply and vigorously throughout his testimony,' denied requesting the papers and said they remained untouched by him on a table behind his desk for two days before ordering them returned to Young because he was too busy to look through them. , Ehrlichman said that on March 22, the day Young brought the papers, he was busy conferring with Treasury Secretary George Shultz from a finance conference in Europe. That day and the following day were crowded with meetings with the President and other conferences before he left for three days in San Francisco without ever, touching Young's file, Ehrlichman said. Ehrlichman also denied calling the Central, Intelligence Agency in July 1971. TUESDAY SPECIAL Beef Stew with Vegs Ham Plate Lunch S|65 Loftus, neither of whom is a featured singer. Merritt said Bly, acting as a go-between, met Mitchell, gave him a pistol, a box of ammunition and $700 in cash. , Mitchell told police about Bly's approach and then arranged a later payment, authorities said. , Fire activity quiet over 4th weekend Despite an influx of visitors for the Fourth of July weekend, California Division of Forestry crews were able to relax at their various stations. Only two fires were extinguished over the weekend — the first a one-quarter acre blaze 10 miles northwest of Boonville Saturday at 6:37 p.m.,- the second a one acre brush fire three miles north of Redwood Valley in the Tomki Creek area on Sunday at 1:47 p.m. MMS 125 NO. STATE DOWNTOWN UKIAH FREE PARKING BEHIND y STORE JULY CLEARANCE FINAL REDUCTION LAST WEEK $ ™™ s WOMEN'S FL0RSHEIM 16" LIFESTRIDE 10" AIR STEP 10" to 13" HANDBAGS 3" tol5" FLATS & CASUALS 9*' CONNIE o» CHILDREN'S GIRLS and BOYS 7" to 10" MEN'S FL0RSHEIM 18"to27" R0BLEE 13"tol6" PEDWIN, DEXTER & EVANS 10" to 13" OPEN THURSDAYS 'TIL 9 P.M. m.lstt'l ; t>,)f |> 1 FURTHER REDUCTIONS ON MANY ITEMS

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