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,12 OaltsburoRioisttf'MeMKOalesbMrfljn. Soturdoy. April 14. 1973 POW Said Viets Viewed Fonda as CIA Spy "!"R ' A.. 'if „ ' Willi * I Michael Benge By United Press International Nortli Vietnamese prison guards believed antiwar acti* vists such as Jane Fonda who visited Hanoi were CIA agents, a former prisoner ot war said Friday. Michael Benge, a civilian who was captured in Cambodia and talten to Hanoi via the Ho Chi Mhih trail, said he discussed Miss Fonda's visits with a prison camp commissar and a camp commander. "I have to laugh," Benge, who never saw Miss Fonda, said. "They said that the peace delegates such as Jane Fonda, that she herself and the other people were being paid by the CIA to come over." Benge, of Heppner, Ore.» was an official of the Agency for International Development when he was captured in 1966. In an interview in New York City» Benge said "I lost the complete sole off my right foot," during the forced march to Hanoi. "They had cut open my other foot with a rusty razor blade and a pair of scissors because I was having a very hard time wall(ing on it due to a calcium deposit." His captors told Benge he had so much trouble with his feet "because I was an American and all we did was ride around in cars and fly in airplanes and we had forgotten how to wallc." In San Diego, Lt. Cmdr. David W. Hoffman, who once appeared at a news conference in Hanoi with Miss Fonda and former Attorney General Bain' sey Clark, said he agreed to the appearance after the Communists yanked on his broken arm. "I was hung by that broken arm several times and allowed to drop at the end of a rope from a table which was kicked out from under me," Hoffman said. Lt. Col. Warren R. Lilly said he once wrote a note saying "All the way with LBJ" when his captors demanded he write a propaganda message. Lilly, interviewed by the Dallas Times Herald, said the Communists Once punished him by putting him in a smokehouse and he passed out twice from smoke inhalation. Student Mayor Elected . MONMOUTH - In an elec- •tion at Central Junior High School TTiursday, Debbie Bruyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond K. Bruyn, 728 •"^^ North A St., won the office , • Of student-mayor of Monmouth ' during the 1973 Civic Day ,^„^hich is scheduled kff May 2. At the Immaculate Conception School, Gina Sawyer, 725 North 10th St., was elected •city clerk. Troy Beverly won the Immaculate Conception election as sheriff of Warren County. He has appointed Craig Twomey to serve as his deputy on Civic Day. Other, city officials elected at Central Junior High School include Karen Taylor, city treasurer, and aldermen Ann Kalosh, Gary Foley, Suzie Davenport, Phil Harrison, Gary Greene, Susan Garner and Clifford Adam. County officials elected at Central Junior High School are Kim Painter, county clerk; Dinah Reed, county treasurer and collector: Lisa Humphrey, clerk of the circuit court; Lori Paul and Linda Connell, county board members; Lin Hardh), judge of the Circuit Court; Greg Gibb, coroner; Cynthia Stevenson, superintendent of educational service region, and Joan Reichow, state's attorney. Also elected to serve during Civic Day from Ihimaculate Conceptton School were Sean Weaver, alderman; Curt Conroy and David St. Ledger, county board members; and Kevin Brennan, superintendent of highways^ ANNABSL put MON coHMinnfOiNt Htttti* kMtmi lie N. timber II. Stewardesses Picket Candidates Run Unopposed .MONMOUTH r- The full ^.;;Slate of Union Party city of- -ficials whose terms expire this spring will be running unopposed on the ballot Tuesday, r: Mayor Gewge Bersted, City I^Gary Teacher JPired, Takes Case to Court '•BALTIMORE (UPI) - An eighth-grade science teacher is .challenging in federal court his ..rfmoval from the classroom •after publicly admitting he is a • homosexual. Final testimony in the case was expected today. Joseph Acanfora III, 22, sought to have the Montgomery County, Md. school board reinstate him in his teaching post. The appeal charges that •his civil rights were violated "when the board transferred him -from his teacher's position to ^an administrative post in the ' central office. ^ ^ A decision in U.S. District •Court could come today or edrly next week. .Acanfora alleged that he was denied due process under provisions of the 1871 Civil tligbts Act by behig. switched from a job for which he was trained. No charges of misconduct were brought against Acanfora, but the board ruled that children at the eighth-grade level were too impressionable to have an admitted homosexual as an instructor. Acanfora, active in the campus gay movement while a ^^Udent at Penn State University, disclosed on a televised panel discussion in September, 1972, that he was a homosexual. Jn October he was transferred tq the desk job. He repeated his statement in court this week, saying he had engaged in homosexual relations with six other persons, *t\it never with students." Acknowledguig that he omitted mention of his homosexuality on his teaching application, Acanfora explained, "If I had, I never would have been hired." Sandy Jean Rabhan, a 13- 'year^id former pupil of his from th« Parkland Junior High ik;hool in Rockville, Md., ' testified this week that Acan ~ fora was "a good teacher, who didn 'jt just stand there, but Anade the course interesting." . -Miss Rabhan said she and other : students circulated a petition in the hopes of "getting him • back." Dr. Felix Heald, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland, testified for the schpol board that "children at the eighth-grade level don't truly understand the meaning of homosexual as opposed to heterosexual" and that their ignorance could lead to confusion. Clerk Betty Brown, Robert McVey, alderman of the Second Ward, and Don Chenoweth, alderman of the First Ward, will all be seeking their third terms of office. Chenoweth will not be seeking a cfNisecutive third term, however, as there was a time lapse between his fh'st and second terms. Aid. E. J. Chamberfand of the Third Ward, is seeking his second term. Don Baldridge, alderman from the Fourth Ward, will be seeking his first elected term. Baldridge was appointed about two years ago to fill the unex­ pired term of Donald Ohon wh;> resigned. Also on the ballot will be Thomas L. Reynolds, Union Party candidate for city treasurer. Woman Opens New Tea Room At Her Residence MOmiOUTH -HMra. Teresa O'Reilly recently opened a tea room in her home at 314 W. Broadway. Mrs. O'Reilly has remodeled three large rooms on the first floor of the residence for the tea room which is called the "Chiyaalls Tea Room." The decor is Early American and Mrs. O'Reilly collected and refinished many of the antique furnishings. There is a large fireplace in one of the rooms which adds to the warm, homelike atmosphere. Mrs. O'Reilly- said today she can entertain a maximum of 40 guests at a time and resemti<m3 must be made in advance. The tea room is availaible to groups for coffees, luncheons, teas and dinners. Mrs. - O'ReiUy offers a variety of menus. Coffee cakes, rolls and breads are homemade. Hospital Notes ADMISSIONS THURSDAY: William Simmons, BiggsviUe; Miss Lori VanSkike, James VanSkike, D^ Leary, Dr. 0. E. Sterett, Scott Pape, Panmiy Jo Carrett, Mrs. Fred Sells, Mrs. Duane Simpson, Monmouth; Mrs. John Wan­ ked, Tampico; Otto Gerst, Gladstone. DISMISSALS THURSDAY: W. Eugene Bratcher, infant Kimberly Jones, Mrs. Charles E. Davis, Mrs. Richard Hill and infant, Christopher Harrison, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. Sherry Peterson, Mrs. Rhoda Sahnons, Mrs. Donald Eichstadt and infant, Monmouth. BIRTHS THURSDAY: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds, MONMOUTH Correspondent Mrs. Lorraine Stauth For News 412 S. 10th St. Phone 734-4721 For Missed Copies Before 6 P. M. Phone 734-4121 The picket line got a hot pants look yesterday in Miami, Fla., as stewardesses for Eastern Aurlhies marched to protest dead­ locked contract negotiations. Transport Workers Union members have voted to strike but have not set a date for a walkout. UNIFAX Golf Course Plane Crash Blamed on Human Error Celebration Planning Needed For Roseville's Anniversary ROSEVILLE - Austin Felt, chairman of the planning board, for the 125th anniversary celebration, Thursday stressed a need for immediate planning and establishment of schedule dates for the event to be observed this year. He said a complete list of officers and sub-commttees is being compiled and will be announced next week. "We are sending letters to approximately 40 organizations and social clubs in the community urghig them to consider participation hi the celebration and^ to submit names of their representatives to our general meetuig which will be held in two or three weeks," he said. Bob Crosier, chairman of the Beard Contest, said there are now 60 men entered in the contest. "The results of their efforts are now evident throughout the community," he said. ART STUDENTS of Roseville schools have been working on designs for an official seal of the quasquicentennial celebration. Mrs. Don Kirkpatrick said all entries are completed; names of the designers of the fours best entries and the name of the grand prize winner will be announced in a few days, she added. The seal will be used on pins, decals and other souvenirs commemorating the occasion. Their sales are a fundraising project. Dale Huston, president of the Warren County Fair Board, and Robert Cunning- partment will present its Roseville MRS. IRA LAND Correspondent RoseviUe P. 0. Box 145 Phone 426-2642 SUNNYVALE, Calif. (UPI) A Navy patrol plane was practicing "touch and go" landings, possibly with a student pilot at the controls, when it collided with a space agency jet In an inflight accident that took 16 lives, military investigators report. They say it is not clear whether Lt. Stephen A. Schwarting, 28, Santa Clara, Calif., or the unidentified student was flying the P3C Orion siib chaser when the two planes crashed onto a golf course 30 miles south of San Francisco Thursday. The commander of the Navy's Pacific Air Fleet said Friday that human error—and not mechanical problems or aircraft failure—was to blame look to personnel." [patrol plane, which had been oh The Navy patrol plane, with]a routine patrol flight over the six men aboard, and NASA's ham, WCFB sectretary, were also present. They offered full cooperation in making the celebration one that will long be remembered by the com- Si^aLJTS'rbJ >Sl.r-r^^^^^ Bu. investigates .aid ti,e made available to the public by the end of April." Convair 990 flying laboratory, carrying 11 men, plunged onto the 12th fairway of Sunnyvale Municipal Golf Course and exploded into flames. One Navy airman was thrown free and survived, although he remained in critical, condition with multiple injuries. The Navy declined to identify the student pilot pending notification of his next of kin of his death. Ainsworth declined at a news conference at Moffett Field, i where the two planes were trying to land, to discuss the exact sequence of events which led to the crash, saying investigators must first examine flight recorders and conver- Six Offices Uncontested In Knoxville KNOXViaE - Six offices will be uncontested In the city election here Tuesday at the courthouse. Candidates are Franklhi Burgess, mayor; George Moore, clerk; Mrs. Mary Dawson, treasurer; Dean Whitwdrth, First Ward alderman; Harold Liston, Second Ward alderman and Bill Mc- Mjllan, Third Ward alderman. Voting hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. First Ward residents will vote in the north end of the Henry Knox Room, Second Ward in the council room and Third Ward in the south end of the Henry Knox Room. Awards for continuing education and the library division have been received by the Amethyst Woman's Club at the annual convention of the 15th District Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs. Club members receivujg individual awards were Mrs. Donald Chezum, second place for oil painting, and Mrs. Thomas Wilson, first place in embroidery, first and seotMid hi crewel pillows and third hi crafts. The followhig meetings have been announced: TTie Egypt Neighborhood Chib at the home of Mrs. George Arnold, Moon lowers, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. Amethyst Woman's Club Guest Day at the Grace Lutheran Church, April 17 at 1 p.m. - ••••"'^ ^ • Circle 3 of the Unit fed Pres- Pacific, was practicing "touch uy'V.nf^J,^^ onri n«>» lon/iinno Dytorian Church w, Uic home and go landings-landmg and of Mrs. Jo^/Ferguison, April taking off without before the accident. stopping— The NASA plane, a $3 million lab which recently completed a joint three-week study of the Bering Sea with the Russians, was returning from a checkout 16 at7:4Si.m. A family night potluck dinner at the Christian Church April 15 at 6 p.m. There also will be a Christian Yoiith Fellowship meeting April 15 at 5:30 p.m. flight for its new assignmient- recording of sea mammal c*,,.rl«,«* 'R.»*.<«<r, migrations from the air. SlUaeill DimgS There will be no school m Roseville next week. Students will have a 9-day Easter- Spring vacation. Classes will resume Monday, April 23. Mrs. Deanne Balmer, home economics teacher at the Roseville High School, announced today that the de- Spring Fashion Show at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the school gynmasium. Ahingdon Rotarians Attend Conference in Springfield ABINGDON - Six members of the Rotary Club and their wives were among those attending the Annual Rotary District 646 Conference at Springfield recently. During the 3 -day conference the Rotarians were guests of the Springfield Rotary Club. They - ,-, participated in a tour by candle- Garments for chi dren and light of the restored state capi- high school age girls will be tal buUding with uniformed featured, and there will be a display of table covers made by the students. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited. Paul Stevenson, principal of the Roseville Elementary School said that 34 children were registered Tliursday at the khidergarten pre-registration there. Quake Hits Central America members of the reorganized 114th Civil War Infantry Regi ment acting as guides. Attending from Abingdon were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bulkeley, Mr. and Mrs, Burt Hoefs, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cline, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Myers. •Mrs. Jean Pfeiffer will review the book "Dr. Ida" when the Christian Women's Fellowship of the Christian Church meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. BOULDER, Colo. (UPI) - A major earthquake registering 6.7 on the open-ended Richter scale hit parts of Central America early this morning, the National Earthquake Information Center here said. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. EST about 100 miles northwest of San Jose, Costa Rica, and 120 miles southeast of Managua, Nicaragua, where a major earthquake—although less in intensity—devastated the city on Dec. 23 of last year. The quake center said a moderate sized earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.75, also was felt at Malad City, Idaho, about 40 miles south Pocatello, two hours earlier. (A spokesman for the presidential palace in Managua said Nicaraguans felt "a little shake" this morning but that it was his belief the tremor hit hardest in the small villages and towns along the border with Costa Rica.) (The spokesman said it was believed the hardest hit area was the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, a volcanic area along the border by the Pacific Ocean. There was no immediate word of damages or casualties, he said.) oi. Evangelism Class for' children of the Berean . Baptist Church will meet Tuesday at 507 N. Swarts St. Abingdon MRS. GERALDINE BAUFR Correspondent RFC St. Augustine, lU. Phone 462-2477 Airplane Crai^h Kills 6 Persons GREENSBORO, N.C. (UPI) — A twhi-engine plane on a test flight for prospective buyers crashed near a dinner theater 20 seconds after takeoff Friday night, killing all six persons aboard. The blue and white Cessna 310 appeared to go almost straight up before its lights went out and it fell 500 feet from the end of the runway at Triad Regional Airport, witnesses said. It burst into flames when it hit the ground. Deputy Sgt. John Wray said iwhen he' arrived at the scene "the plane was totally in flames and the area around it was in flames." Pot to School SEATTLE, Wash. (UPI) The second grader who brought two plants in a milk carton for "show and tell" should have asked first. Police officer Larry Shafer and Principal Anna F. Overholt of Alki School agreied the plants were marijuana. . DeLong Livestock 4 -H Club will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the DeLong church. Southwestern 4 -H Club will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the grade school. Junior High track meet will be at Knoxville Monday at 4:15 p.m^ A high school track meet will be held Tuesday at 4:15 p.m., at Avon. Abingdon City Council will meet Monday night at city hall. VOTE FOR CARL A. SAND Fgr Mayer of Abingdon Pol. Adv. PMnut DiTt SPECIAL 1% PRODUCERS MILK Gollon PUitic Jug 230 E. Main, Knexvllia KEEP EXPERIENCE IN CITY HALL RE-ELECT Wiiford ''Cookie" Andrews ABINGDON CITY CLERK Tuesday/ April 17 Prov«n Rfcord of Strvict To Tht VoNr -Pol. Adv. Have A Wonderful Easter! Moke Your EoiNr Dinntr Complttt With A HAM from FEY'S We Now Have QUALITY LAMB AVAILABLE IFEVS Processing Abingdon, Service m*

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