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Political Campaign Headquarters Spring Open Here Page 42 In Supplement journal 96th Year--No. 227 Renos Morning and Sunday Newspaper Thursday, July 7, 1966 lOc Daily--20c Sunday Guest List Kept Secret -Page 46 New Air Tactics Foil Red Missiles FLYING SAUCER enthusiasts from across the United States will open their third national convention Friday morning In Reno, with three days of discussions, lectures and exhibits in store at the Centennial Coliseum. Among the speakers will be Dr. Daniel W. Fry (left) of Merlin, Ore., reportedly the first man in modern time to ride aboard a "saucer." At right is Gabriel Green, president of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America and director of the three- day convention. (Journal Photo) 'Flying Saucer' Clubs to Gather "Belieiers" from across the United States will gather in Reno today for the Friday morning opening of the third national convention of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America, Inc. Representatives of "perhaps 60" individual saucer groups are expected for three days of discussions, lectures and exhibits, according to Gabriel Green, convention director. Green also is president of the AFSCA and editor of its publication, "Flying Saucers International." 20 Speakers More tli an 20 speakers are expected to make their views known to the assemblage, as the convention programs calls for activity from 10 a m. until 10 p.m. daily, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Two speakers will be In action most of the time, in different rooms of the Coliseum, Green said last night. The public is invited to attend the sessions, with tickets available at the convention site. And even during "breaks" from the speaking programs, photo exhibits, tape recordings and other attractions will be available, the convention director said. "All of our scheduled speakers have had some sort of contact with the extraterrestrials," Green said last night, "and about half of them have been aboard their spacecraft." Among the speakers will be Dr. Daniel W. Fry, known among saucer followers as the first man in modern time to ride aboard spacecraft. Dr. Fry, modestly says he did Weather (FOR TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION DATA AROUND THE NATION SEE PAGE 26) NEVADA Observation Point Htoh Low RErtO 87 4D Aust i 88 52 Battle Mountain 91 Carson Cctv Elko Ely Fallen Las Vegas Lovelock Tonopah Wmnemucca 94 89 92 107 95 91 91 CALIFORNIA Bishop -- 54 Sacramento 84 55 Susanville 84 51 Truckee Airport 78 31 PRECIPITATION DATA Amount recorded for the 24 hour period ending 4 p.m. none July 1, to date none To-data last year none Normal July 1, to date .OS Sunset today 8:29 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow 5:40 a.m. FORECAST RENO: Fair through Friday; gusty winds ·t times in the afternoons and evenings; continued high fire danger, little temperature change; high today 87. EASTERN NEVADA: Generally fair today and Friday; little temperature change. SOUTHERN NEVADA: Mostly cloudy w ,i some afternoon clouds today and Fr'day. SifRRA NEVADA: Mostly fair through Friday; iittle temperature change; continued high fire danger. WESTERN NEVADA: Fair through Friday; little temperature :hange contln- ut4 fcleh ft* danger. not lodge that claim for himself. He admits, however, that no one has challenged the statement. The historic event, reported as the "White Sands Incident" and published in English and in nine foreign languages, took place July 4, 1950, Dr. Fry said. Near White Sands It happened near White Sands, N.M., and the U.S. Missile Research and Proving Grounds there. Dr. Fry reported he watched as the saucer landed, then boarded the for a visit that lasted some 30 minutes. It included a flight to New York City and return, during which he conversed "almost constantly" in English, apparently by an intercommunications device, with an occupant of another space craft. He then (See FLYING, Page 3, Col. 7.) Humphrey: U.S. Holds Initiative LOS ANGELES (UPD--Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey said Wednesday the United States has seized the initiative in the Viet Nam war and there a r e " f l i c k e r i n g b i t s o f evidence" that some of Hanoi's adherents are "wondering if there is some way out." The vice president told the nation's governors, meeting in their 58th annual conference, that "smashing defeats" inflict- on 1he Communists ha\e shifted the war's initiative to the U.S. and her allies. He assured the governors that a team of White House assistants, briefing them later on the Viet Nam conflict, will the state leaders "all the information--the good and the bad, the sensitive and non- sensitive, and the secret and the non-secret." Expects Majority Humphrey told a news conference however that he did craft were New, Small Zoo Proposed in Reno The possibility of a zoo in Idlewild Park or elsewhere in Reno will be explored by the Greater Reno Chamber of Commerce. Allen Williams, new president of the Chamber, said yesterday he hopes to stimulate enough interest, first among Chamber members and second in the community itself, to warrant the zoo. "It is my personal feeling that Reno is a large enough community so that a small zoo would be a good endeavor--for the entertainment of our children and the children of visitors," Williams said. "Many communities smaller Coed Editor Wants Retrial EUGENE, Ore. (UPI) -- College Editor Annette Buchanan, 20, said Wednesday she probably would petition for a new contempt trial before appealing her recent conviction to the Oregon Supreme Court. Miss Buchanan, managing editor of the University of Oregon Daily Emerald, was found in contempt of court June 28 and fined $300 for refusing a judge's order to tell a grand jury the names of student marijuana smokers she interviewed. She said $900 has been contributed so faY to finance the legal battle. than Reno have one. I do think that since this is a total recreation town, a zoo has a place of value in the community." The committee, he explained, would merely explore possibilities of setting up a separate zoological society. The Chamber will not undertake the zoo project itself. Idlevvild was suggested as an immediate possibility. The park was the site of a small zoo several years ago. Williams further suggested that the zoo house only animals indigenous to Nevada. "There's a wide range of land and a wide assortment of animals," he said. "And it would make it easier for upkeep, since the animals wouldn't need special types of enclosures." Many things would have to be done before a zoo could become a reality here, Williams said. "We'd have to explore the general interest of the community, then try to form the separate zoological society. That society would have to discuss with the city council the grant of land for use for this purpose. "Then, of course, there's the subject of raising money. A perfectly good idea could fall flat on its face for lack of money." Williams added there might be legislation which would preclude the keeping of caged animals, even in a zoo. News, Bargains in Store In Journal Supplement There is plenty In store for Nevada State Journal readers in today's Downtown Reno July Bargain Days supplement. In addition to bargains gal- era offered by downtown mer- chants, there are top news stories and special features by the Journal staff and from the wires of United Press International. For "the key to better living--where the action is," see Page* 3544 af today's Journal. not think it would make much difference if the governors were not unanimous in their support of a resolution endorsing the President's Viet Nam policy. He said he imagined the declaration would be backed by a "very strong majority" of the ^ o v e r n o r s . Humphrey said :here had been no administration pressure to produce such a resolution. Ambassador W. Averill Harriman, presidential assistant Walt Rostaw and Maj. Gen. Andrew Goodpaster, a Penta- jon aide, were sent to Los Angeles by the President to brief the governors on the Viet Nam situation. Humphrey's report on Viet Nam and the world situation was warmly applauded by the governors and described by Chairman Gov. John H. Reed, Republican of Maine, as an 'honest appraisal." The vice president made his remark about Hanoi's latest attitude on the war when asked by newsmen what "diplomatic gains" there had been. He replied that "there are flickering bits of evidence--not solid and concrete--that Hanoi is much more concerned...that some of her adherents go around wondering if there is some way out." A reported asked if Humphrey "deplored" the slogan "black power" being used by some civil rights leaders. "I deplore any form of racism," he replied. Hearing Held In Reno Slaying Preston Earl Hill, 29, accused of shooting a Reno bartender a year ago, appeared in Washoe District Court Wednesday for the first time since he was declared insane last October. Hill has been charged with murder in the May 16, 1965 slaying of William Herman Orsborn, 32, of Daly City, Calif, in Tommy's Bar at 135 East Second St. He was committed to the Nevada State Hospital last Oct. 21 after a Washoe District Court jury found him insane and incapable of standing trial. Judge John Barrett recently impaneled a sanity commission composed of three psychiatrists The commission, ordered to examine Hill and report back to the court, determined that the suhpect is now sane and able to stand trial. Appearing before Judge Grant Bowen Wednesday, Hill asked that an attorney be appointed for his defense. The arraignment was continued until 1:15 p.m. Friday. Breitivieser Arraigned On Driving Complaint Reno's City Atty. Rick Breit- wjpser was arrested Wednesday afternoon and arraigned in Reno Justice Court on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. Breitwieser pleaded innocent to the charge and trial on the matter was set for Aug. 22. He was released from custody on 5250 bail. The charge stemmed from an accident on the night of July 4, in which the car driven by Sawyer In Tax Gov. Grant Sawyer of Nevada Wednesday won a fight against a federal tax credit proposal at the National Governors Conference in Los Angeles that could have forced a state income tax on Nevada. In a verbal bout with Gov. George Romeny of Michigan, chairman of the special tax study group that fashioned the proposal, Sawyer said the plan for a federal income tax credit for state income taxes paid was not the answer to state financial needs. "The people of Nevada find a state income tax a repugnant idea," Sawyer told Romney. "An income tax is not the only recourse open to a state," Romney retorted. "This plan eaves the way clear for a state Sen. Byrd In Coma BERRYVILLE, Va. (UPI)-Former U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Sr., long-time watchdog over federal spending, sank into a deep coma Wednesday and his family said there was no hope for his recovery from a malignant brain tumor. "His doctors state that he will not regain consciousness again," Richard E. Byrd, one of the ex-Senator's sons, said. The 79-year-old Byrd, head of Virginia's Democratic party for four decades and long-time chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, resigned from the Senate last fall because oi failing health. He was replaced by his son, Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., D-Va., now embroiled in heated campaign for election to the remaining four years of the term. The elder Byrd's f a m i l y disclosed Tuesday that his condition was undergoing "steady deterioration" and that he was partly paralyzed. Byrd has been in a coma before and recovered but this time, it was reported, there is no hope. Richard Byrd said news that his father has a malignant tumor was withheld until this "final" coma to avoid alarming the sick man. "The family could not release the nature of his illness until assured by his doctors that he would never know the hopeless-! ness of the situation," the son said. "He had been mentally alert and would have been informed of his condition by such publicity." Byrd's political fame rested largely on his insistence on frugality. He handled his private business much the same way, building a weekly newspaper and a depressed farm into a publishing and apple kingdom. He moved into state politics when he wis 28 years old anH 10 years ^ter became governor of Virginia. He served In the U.S. Senate for 32 yean. Wins Fight to raise the level of other taxes, such as the sales tax." "I feel the people of America are paying enough taxes now," the Nevada governor answered. "We need a method of returning federal money to the states without strings attached, but I do not feel raising or instituting new taxes at the state leve is the answer." He added that the proposal as it affected Nevada woulc mean the imposition of a state income tax or a loss of federal funds. Several other governors, including Samuel Goddard of Arizona, Nils Boe of South Dakota and John Dempsey of Connecticut, sided with Sawyer. At the conclusion of the debate, Romney yielded to the opposition and withdrew his motion for approval of the report. Instead, he merely filed it with the conference. Thus, it becomes a matter of record but without conference endorsement. Sawyer said the proposal for federal tax credit was the only portion of Rornney's report with which he disagreed. Overall, he noted, the report showed much thought and effort. The Nevada governor later told newsmen he was pleased and relieved that a number of governors had jumped into the fight against the tax credit plan, which would allow a taxpayer to reduce his federal tax payments by the amount of state taxes paid. Breitwioser ran off the edge of Kietzke Lane and crashed into a speed control sign. Breitwieser, 35, was placed under arrest at the scene of the mishap and was booked at the Reno City Jail shortly afterwards. He was subsequently re- eased on his own recognizance to appear for arraignment Tuesday morning in Reno Municipal Court. When he failed to appear as scheduled, Judge Earl Hill issued a bencii warrant calling for his arrest. A Reno police officer made the arrest Wednesday afternoon in Breitwiescr's residence at 1100 Harvard Way. Prior to the city attorney's arrest yesterday, an opinion was issued by his subordinate deputy attorneys to the effec that their office was in no position to prosecute the boss. The driving complaint agains Breitwieser was redrawn unde a state statute Wednesday and filed by the Washoe County Dis trict Attorney's Office. Dist. Atty. William Raggio said that the case would ordinarily be handed in Municipal Court but that "in view of the circumstances, this office feels that in the interest of justice a charge should be filed in Reno Justice Court and prosecuted by this office." Breitwieser was arraigned at 4 p.m. Wednesday before Judge William R- Beemer and entered a plea of innocence to the charge. Wilson to Pay Kremlin Visit LONDON (UPI) -- Prime Minister Harold Wilson will fly to Moscow July 16, presumably to seek a new peace bid on Viet Nam, it was officially announced Wednesday night. The statement from 10 Downing Street said Wilson would visit the British Trade Fair in Moscow July 16 to 18. In Today's Journal 54 Pages, 4 Sections in Today's Journal RENO-SPARKS-WASHOE COUNTY: "Flying saucer" experts to meet--Column 1, this page Slattery files for re-election--Page 12 Nation's judges "in school" in Reno--Page 12 Stampede Dam Project delayed--Page 12 New ag-aviation course inaugurated-Page 43 NEVADA-CALIFORNIA: $6 million radiation lab dedicated in Vegas--Page 14 LAKE TAHOE: Incline church to dedicate new facilities--Page 50 U.S.-WORLD: Johnson, key advisers confer--Page 9 Hanoi "war wearin'ess" claimed--Page 10 Teamsters to elect vice president--Page 18 Market flexes muscles--Page 26 Office romance plays role in Dodd quiz--Page 41 Reds end summit meeting--Page 48 SPORTS: Nevada coach raps pro raiders--Page 23 Big league box scores--Page 24 Nicklaus shares British lead--Page 25 Prida named Truckee coach--Page 27 BUSINESS: TV, tapes big in auto installations- Page 40 Abby 28 Almanac 2 Bridge 28 Business 40 Classifieds 29-3.? Editorials 4 Entertainment 9 Gallup Poll 36 Health 4 HeloiseV Hints 5 Lighter Touch 2 Markets 26 Nevada-California News . 14 Obituaries 26 Sports 23-25, 27 Tahoe News 50 Television LOR 28 Time for Living 38 World Briefs 9 World of Women 6 NEVADA STATE JOURNAL EnttrM tt Wi» pott offlc* it Reno, Nevada. M Meond-cUsi Maltir. ruoninM wary morning by Raw Nawipapen, Me, «1 Wnt Second ««,, f, O. Ion an, Reno, MM?*. T«i«etiom ££n». USSR-built SAMs Miss U.S. Planes SAIGON (UPI) --U.S. pilots using a secret anti-missile procedure dodged an estimated 27 to 29 Communist surface-to- a i r m i s s i l e s mashed four of the launching sites in a record day of )ombing attacks against North Viet Nam, U.S. military spoke*men disclosed Wednesday. System Nullified Spokesmen said the number of Soviet-supplied SAMs fired during Tuesday's 106 American Dombing missions also was a record. But they said the ailure of the North Vietnamese o bring down a single plane proved the United States has discovered how to nullify the SAM system in "one of the significant breakthroughs of 1h« war." All of the Communist xnli- siles were fired in a 2^4 hour period along a corridor 50 to 115 miles northwest of Hanoi. Two Hawks Fired In South Viet Nam, It was disclosed that two American 3awk ground-to-air missiles lad been fired mysteriously into the crowded airspace above the huge U.S. airbaae at Da Nang. The Hawk missiles were promptly destroyed by ground control before they could do any damage. A military spokesman said an Investigation had een launched to discover how Jie 16%-foot missiles had been unleashed. The incident occurred June 30 and it was the first time merican missiles had been fired in Viet Nam. U.S. officials onfirmed it Wednesday only vhen asked. They said they vere Investigating the possibili- y of an electrical malfunction mt had not ruled out human rror as the cause of tha irings. Raise Death Toll The air action overshadowed the continuing ground fighting n South Viet Nam where U.S. st Infantry Division troops sressed a sweep against the Communists 75 miles north of Saigon raising the toll of Communist dead in Operation El Paso to 428. Moon Pioneer Comes to Life PASADENA, Calif. (UPI)-America's moon pioneer, Surveyor, awakened Wednesday on a 230,000-mile call from e'arth and warmed up its muscles to start sending television pictures of the lunar surface. Before electronic s i g n a were transmitted across the 'oid of space on June 14 to put Surveyor into hibernation for he two-week lunar night, the tartling 620-pound intruder had ent back more than 10,000 fine and clear pictures of the moon's surface from where it had soft-landed on June 1. Tlie space robot was contacted Wednesday morning by an Australian tracking station for he first time since the moon light began. On commands from the Canberra Tracking Station, the olar panels aboard the craft vere turned toward the sun. A spokesman at the Jet 'repulsion Laboratory here aid scientists probably would ake "a few pictures Thursday morning, but just to test the camera." Plumber Strike RICHMOND, Calif. (UPI) -About 650 union plumbers in Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties struck at midnight when t h t i r oontracbj .with plumbing eontraetan aqpteid. NEWSPAPER! SEWSPAPERf

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