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Sunday, April 6, 1969
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I DOG S*A the Arizona Republic Phoenix, Sunday, April 6,1969 A week's netvs in brief Sugf POPE PAUL to a serviceman overseas, or to a friend or relative who might appreciate a digest of international, national and Arizona news. Black crepe summit President Nixon conferred on world problems ranging froni Vietnam to youth demonstrations in meetings with foreign dignitaries who came to Washington to attend the funeral of former President Eisenhower. Among those who saw Nixon was Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam* Nixon was reported to have told South Korea's Prime Minister Chung It Kwon that he will visit Korea soon. Chung met at the White House with the President on the situation in the Far East, particularly what it may be after a settlement is teachd in the Vietnam war. International events Pope Paul VI declared the church was suffering from "the defection and scandal" of clergy and laymen who "crucify" her . . . The ninth party congress of the Chinese Communist party opened in-Peking and immediately elected Mao Tse- tung arid Liri Piao as its leaders . . . Israel was condemned by the U.N. Security Council for air attacks on Jordan . . . Gen. Yahya Khan was declared Pakistan president after taking over as martial law administrator when President Ayub stepped down . . . Britain and Anguilla signed an interim agreement, ending the Caribbean island's two-year role as a rebel , . . Czechoslovak Communist leader Alexander Dubcek asked the people to forestall any demonstrations that could provoke another Soviet invasion . . . Top U.N. delegates of the Big Four powers opened talks on a Middle East peace formula . . . North Vietnam charged that U.S. Defense Secretary Melvin Laird's report of progress in ending the war was pure invention . . . Two yachts seized by Chinese Reds sailed back to Hong Kong and freedom with 13 persons, including 2 Americans ... A Polish airliner crashed near Cracow, killing 51 aboard . . . Hope faded for 125 men missing in Mexican mining explosion . . . American forces mowed down Red Viet troops after luring them out of Cambodian sanctuaries . . . SuwJay strike of BOAC pilots ended after marathon talks . . . Enemy offensive has pushed U.S. battle deaths in Vietnam over the total killed in the Korean war . . . Nigeria's chief of state, Maj. Gen. Gowan, said the nation's air force will continue bombing secessionist Biafra . . . Syrias ruling Baath party re-elected Marxist Selah Jedid as party chief . . . Earthquakes hit Middle East, southern Europe and northeastern Africa, killing at least 65 persons . . . Canada announced it will start a phased reduction of her armed forces in NATO next year. ; National affairs Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, five-star general and World War II hero, was buried at Abilene, Kan., the hometown he cherished ... A white liberal, Leon E. Panetta, was named director of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare . . . Mayor Yorty of Los Angeles accused City Councilman Thomas Bradley, who forced him into a runoff in the mayoral election, of wagering a racist campaign ... Dr. Denton A. Cooley of Houston performed first artificial heart transplant, but device was considered temporary means of keeping patient alive until human doner could be found ... Police routed hundreds of dirty, barefoot young hippies from a rocky, desert canyon of Palm Springs . . . The state of California was not shaken into the ocean by an earthquake as doomsday predictors said would happen on Good Friday . . . UAW BRADLELY president Walter Reuther called for reform in taxation inequities . . . The. U.S. Navy asked for $2.7 billion to replace its World War II fleet ... Barry M. Goldwater Jr., congressional candidate in California, ran ahead of 15 opponents in his first try for public office . . . Sen. Mike Mansfield assailed the ABM plan as another public works project ... Mail rebellion from housewives in 30 states scored objectionable television programs as deluge of signatures were sent to networks and FCC . . . American Cancer Society seminar heard that an anti-cancer drug can be made into a cream and used successfully to treat skin cancer . . . Sirhan trial entering 14th week has already cost Los Angeles taxpayers $1 million . . . FBI director J. Edgar Hoover warned that law-abiding Americans must unite to resist criminal forces or face chaos ... A reduction of $613 million in defense spending to include a 10 per cent cut in B52 raids in Vietnam was announced by 1 the Defense Department . . . The Federal Re? serve Board, in what it called a "further move against, inflation" raised both its discount rate and the required reserves of the nation's banks. Arizona Senate Majority Leader David Kret, R-Maricopa, resigned his post when the three Republican senators from Pima County teamed up with Senate Democrats to push through an Easter adjournment. Kret said the bolt by the Pima dissidents was a reflection on confidence in his leadership . . . Earlier, the Pima County contingent called for larger legislative appropriations for the state's three universities . . . Meanwhile, the House approved a $297 million state budget. Maricopa County Assessor Kenneth R. Kunes reported that his campaign started two months ago to plug county tax loopholes had exposed about $3 million worth of personal business property not on the tax rolls . . . Mayor Graham said Phoenix dwellers should expect to pay service charges for any additional city services . . . There was speculation the city would start charging for garbage collection. Assistant city prosecutor Sam Costanzo, 32, of 3718 E. Glenrosa, was fired from bis job after being accused of forcing his way into a former girl friend's apartment . . . At the county attorney's office, it was learned that Justice of the Peace Marion R. Reno of the Northwest Precinct was being investigated on allegations that he asked a police officer to commit perjury. On the heels of the resignation of his chief deputy, Paul Blubaum, Maricopa County Sheriff John Muramert acknowledged a sharp turnover of employes in his department, but said only two men have been fired since he took office Jan. 2 ... Blubaum, former Phoenix police chief, resigned bis post with the sheriff's office to become police director at Psterfton, N. J., at a salary of $25,000 a year. Sale of the April 4 issue of Life Magazine was banned by tbe $3 A. J. Bayless stores in Arizona on grounds it contained obscene and objectional material . . . Sources in TiKflSJ) said jeweler Newton S. Pfeffer, who died March 21 in t$eap from a tell building, was driven to despair because Hie Malta refused to pay him for a consignment of diamonds wild * retail value of pearly $3 million. No truce kept in Viet combat on 8th Easter Associated Press SAIGON - The eighth Ea'ster for U.S. troops in Vietnam dawned with no suspension- of hostilities in this land "torn with grief and destruction." The words were those of Lt. Gen. Frank T. Mildren, deputy commander of the U.S. forces in Vietnam. He told the troops in an Easter message that their mission was to bring peace and freedom to South Vietnam. "While undertaking this mission," his statement added, "we are also safeguarding the very freedom which has so greatly contributed to our heritage." Unlike Christmas and New Year's, Easter has never been an occasion for truces by either side in the Vietnamese war. On Easter Sunday last year, U.S. Marines celebrated the breaking of the 77-day siege of Khe Sanh with the helicopter delivery of 6,000 Easter eggs to the battered combat base in the northwest corner of South Vietnam. Two minutes later enemy mortar shells exploded, wounding three Marines on the airstrip. The biggest action reported through last night by the U.S. Command was a two-hour battle at the 25th Infantry Division's Fire Base Diamond near the Cambodian border. Spokesmen said the fire base, in existence only 24 hours, was attacked by a battalion of 500 North Vietnamese troops. They were repulsed with withering fire from helicopter gunships and artillery barrages. A total of 81 North Vietnamese were reported killed. U.S. losses were reported as four killed and 13 wounded. In Saigon, a government spokesman said U.S. and South Vietnamese officials have reached agreement for increased aid for "self-defense and self- development." No details were given, but the aid apparently referred to Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird's request, for more funds to improve South Vietnam's armed forces. This is the only increase in aid planned by Washington, U.S. officials said. settlement sought U.S., Peru near showdown Czech president tries to slip Soviet squeeze Associated Press Peru—A showdown is near in -month-old dispute between the Jtates and Peru over an aging oil and a depleted oil field. Prospects of a happy ending are dim. Presidential envoy John N. Irwin is scheduled to meet with Peruvian leaders again tomorrow in the final round of diplomatic sparring sessions. The deadline is Wednesday, but could be extended if Irwin, nevertheless should report he had hopes of ttfemmering out a settlement. He is given less than a 50-50 chance of finding a way out of the dilemma casued by Peru's expropriation last Oct. 9 of property belonging to International Petroleum Co. (IPC). IPC is a subsidiary of an American company, Jersey Standard, and almost all its stock is held by Americans. This brings the U.S. government into the picture because of the Hickenlooper amendment to American aid legislation. The amendment provides for suspension of U.S. aid and of sugar purchases if, six months after expropriation of an American company, appropriate steps have not been taken toward compensation. deposited a check in the Nation- on March 24 for the equivalent llion—the value placed on the expropriated property by an independent body of appraisers. The check was ..not made out to IPC, however. It was made out to the National Bank and it was immediately embargoed on the contention that IPC owes Peru $690 million for illegally extracting oil from Peruvian soil. Peru says the check represents payment for the IPC property and that requirements of the Hickenlooper amendment have been met. American sources disagree. U.S. aid to Peru was about $25 million last year, and Peruvians have not appeared too worried about economic effects if it is cut off. But sale of sugar to the United States, where the price is well above the world market, was worth about $45 million in 1968. In addition, Peru receives sizable amounts from the Export-Import Bank and funds for food purchases. Associated Press Roman mosaic found in floor CHICHESTER, England (AP)-Workmen strengthening Chichester's historic cathedral have found an 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic beneath the floor. Church authorities ordered the delicate stone design, 12 feet square, to be glassed in for public viewing. PRAGUE - President Ludvik Svoboda was reported resisting Soviet pressure yesterday to dump Premier Oldrich Cernik's government and run the country himself under orders from Moscow. The reports said pressure was increased by some Czechoslovak generals expressing distrust in the present leadership and Volunteering to help set up a Soviet puppet state. Svoboda's sudden trip to drmy bases Thursday and Friday were believed aimed at shoring up any cracks in military loyalty. These reports were being circulated in Prague in a mimeographed memorandum to provide information on the Soviet-Czechoslovak crisis no longer available in the censored news media. The unofficial, unsigned memorandum was reported to contain information which some members of Czechoslovakia's ruling Communist Central Committee felt should be circulated in factories and offices. The latest crisis was set off by anti-Soviet demonstrations in several cities last weekend following Czechoslovak victories over Russia in the world ice hockey championships in Sweden. The Czechoslovak Communist Party and government bowed to Moscow's angry demands. They announced the strengthening of the police and prepublication press censorship. Reflecting pressure from, Moscow, the party leadership • sharply assailed the Czechoslovak Journalists Union yes- : terday. A Presidium statement accused the journalists., of lack of support, of resisting the new, Soviet-dictated crackdown and of rejecting party criticism of the mass; media. Brandt flies to Canada today for talks on NA TO troop cut |AIMIEt-'S T If)? Quality Jeurlcrt SPECIAL PURCHASE FOR MOTHER'S DAY GIVING! Easter egg for Nixon WASHINGTON (UPI) - A fancily decorated Easter egg was delivered to the White House yesterday for presentation to President Nixon. Rep. Don Brotzman, R-Colo., who delivered the egg, said it was painted by Czech-born Louis J. Jay, Denver, who designed similar ones for all presidents since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Brotzman said the egg was decorated with an official presidential seal and other designs. Los Angeles Times Service BONN — Willy Brandt, West German foreign minister, will fly to Canada today for talks which have taken on a new urgency since the Canadian government decided to reduce its military forces stationed here. The decision was not unexpected here, which explains the unusually restrained official reaction to it. But underneath the surface, there is deep concern over any step which tends to weaken the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the defensive posture of the western alliance. Brandt conferred for 45 minutes yesterday with federal Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger immediately after the letter's return from Washington, where he attended President Eisenhower's funeral. The Canadian decision was not the main theme of the talk, the regime's deputy spokesman, Konrad Ahlers, said. He stressed that Canada's move did not [constitute a change of course for that country, Which remains part of NATO. But other official and informed opinion is looking at the decision in another light and drawing different conclusions; Pilgrims few in Holy Land Associated Press JERUSALEM - The joy of the resurrection of the Prince of Peace came to the troubled Holy City this Easter Day. But the tens of thousands of pilgrims who used to flock to Jerusalem before the 1967 Middle East war united the city under Israeli rule had dwindled to a few thousand. A recent wave of terrorist bombings and an ominous warning from Arab saboteurs .that, Easter or no, their war against Israel goes on and the safety of the devout can- not'be guaranteed, kept many Christians away. Hotels in the former Jordanian sector said they were only just over half-full jn what usually is peak season. They reported many cancellations. Israeli troopers and police kept an eye on the crowds and the Roman Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem, Msgr. Alberto Gori, led diplomats and pilgrims into the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for pontifical High Mass shortly after sunrise. The 400-year-old church, scarred by scaffolding as it undergoes renovation, towers over the traditional site of Calvary where Jesus was nailed to the cross and rose from the dead. The Arizona Republic Published every morning by Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. (120 East Van Buren) P.O. Box 1950 Phoenix, Ariz. 85001 271-8000 Subscription Prices Carriers or Dealers in Arizona Republic (Morn. & Sun.) 70c week Republic (Morning) 45c wk. (Circulation mail rates appear in the Classified section of each edition.) Second class postage, paid at Phoenix,^. Sunday, Apr* 6, 1969 Vol. 79, No. 325 Stressing the continued need for American and Canadian troops in Western Europe, State Secretary Karl Guenther von Hase of the defense ministry told the Los Angeles Times that "any reduction of troop strength on German territory amounts to a weakening of the western position. 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