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Page 28-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah, Sunday, April 6, 1975 WILLIAM P. BLATTV BOB HOPE LLOYD BENTSEN Personalities on News Scene LOS ANGELES (UPI) Comedian Bob Hope has given his serious opinion of the Vietnam crisis, saying the United States could have won the Vietnam war years ago by bombing the Communists into submission. "We could have saved 500,000 lives if we ended the war when the military wanted to, but the politicians got into it," Hope said to reporters at his home. Hope made entertainment tours of Vietnam, as he has other battlefields, for more than a decade, and spent the first half of this week as President Ford's golfing partner in Palm Springs. "It's so sad to see those people being taken over there. They're just being forced out on the highway and forced to run to wherever they can...It's just so sad that they couldn't hold it." LOS ANGELES (UPI) Tommy Rettig, 33, who starred as the boy hero on the "Lassie" television series in the 1950s and 1960s, has been arrested by federal agents on charges of smuggling cocaine into the United States from Peru by a sophisticated chemical process. Ilettig was arrested at his home in Morro Bay, Calif., by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The charge said that Rettig usually bought the cocaine in Peru, and by a chemical process changed it to a colorless liquid. TTie contents of bottles of a popular Peruvian liqueur were extracted by hypodermic needle and the liquid cocaine injected in its place, the DEA said. Rettig then carried the bottles with him LOS ANGELES (UPI) William Peter Blatty, who wrote the best seller "The Exorcist," has filed suit against Warner Bros., which turned it into a popular movie, demanding $11 million for alleged fraud and breach of contract in financial administration of the movie's profits. This suit was filed last week in Superior Court. The movie's director, William Friedkin, filed a smiliar suit against the studio last week, demanding $5.8 million. Acupuncture Experiments Being Done on Animals SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (UPI) Successful experimentation with acupuncture oh animals is leading to predictions the oriental needle treatments may become an accepted branch of veterinary medicine in the United States. Bill McMullen, a Texas A&M veterinary medicine and surgery specialist, says animal acupuncture one day will take its place next to surgery, radiology, chemotherapy and other conventional forms of treatment. He says California is the leader in veterinary acupuncture, with the University of California at Davis already operating a clinic for small animals and horses. California is working on a licensing program, and the ancient practice has been used on thoroughbred race horses in Proposal Outlined By Jackson WASHINGTON (UPI) - The United States and Russia could save billions of dollars and lay the groundwork for significant future reductions in their nuclear arsenals if they would agree now not to modernize 700 of their older missiles and bombers, Sen. Henry Jackson says. Jackson outlined his novel proposal in a Senate speech last week. The Washington Democrat has been a critic of President Ford's Vladivostok arms agreement with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev because it provided for neither reductions in nuclear armaments nor a halt in the race to improve nuclear weapons systems. A spokesman for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency said the agency was looking forward to studying the details of Jackson's proposal. The Arms Control Association, a private research group specializing in disarmament problems, had no immediate comment. But one disarmament specialist said the Jackson proposal "looks sort of interesting." He said a major stumbling block could be the problem of verifying that each side was abiding by assurances not to modernize. "Acceptance of this proposal would be the first clear hope in both our countries that we can look forward to strategic force reductions and a concomitant lessening of the financial burden of maintaining very large strategic forces," Jackson said in his speech. Jackson estimated that if the United States pledged not to upgrade 700 of its older strategic delivery systems — missiles or B-52 aircraft —the government would save about $70 billion between 1975-1985. "The Soviet Union could anticipate comparable savings," he said. An aide said that under Jackson's proposal both sides might select a mix of 700 missiles or bombers out of their 1,000 oldest strategic delivery systems for the proposed nonmodernization program. Kentucky and other animals in Ohio, McMullen says Researcher Leonard Gideon of Michigan State University reported experiments resulting in improvement to 60 per cent of lame horses given acupuncture treatment after the animals had not responded to other treatment. Fred Lynd, a former Texas A&M faculty member, is doing little publicized research at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio on acupuncture and how it relates to pain. "I was trying to keep it quiet," Lynd said, but he brought attention to his project when he put on a demonstration at Texas A&M to convince detractors of the effectiveness of acupuncture and to show he was not using "hypnosis or mesmerisim" as some claimed. Texas A&M calls Lynd "one of the best acupuncture veterinarians." He has been studying the subject for more than 10 years, since he saw a young boy treated in the back room of a confection store in Hawaii where Lynd worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While veterinary acupuncture is new to the United States, Lynd said, "in the Orient they have been using it in animals as a healing art and in Europe, in France and Germany, there are centers where this work has been going on for some time." Lynd says he intends to keep his experimentation low key but admits he has witnessed some remarkable effects of acupuncture on animals. "I'm holding (the results) for some scientific reports." He declines to predict whether the ancient medical art might gain widespread acceptance for treating animal diseases as McMullen suggests. He says his experiments have employed the needles mostly as an anesthetic. "I really don't have any predictions along that line. You see this is a new approach to a possible treatment. It takes time for it to gain acceptance. It takes time for it to be evaluated and equated as to effectiveness as to treatment of a particular condition." MOSCOW (UPI) - Anatoly Karpov has mixed emotions about being the new world chess champion. "This is a big day for Soviet chessmen," he said on learning he had won the title by default from Bobby Fischer of the United States. "The world chess crown is back in our country. I am very glad but I regret that it returned not as a result of an intensive match with the former champion." Karpov, 23, spoke in interviews with Soviet television and theTass news agency. He said he could not understand why Fischer did not play the match. "I wanted this match to take place and I think I have done all I could for this," Karpov said. OBERLIN, Ohio (UPI) - Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Tex., was supposed to speak here but his airplane returned to Washington without landing in Cleveland, the nearest airport, because of 50-hour winds. In a text of Bentsen's address, released here by his aides, the presidential hopeful said the national economy has been suffering for more than five years under Republican administratiions and "our foreign relations seem more and more to be the exclusive domain of one man —a dangerous state of affairs." However, despite "all our failures," Bentsen said, Americans should be proud of their accomplishments. "For all our troubles and hesitations, we are still the most politically free, the most technologically advanced, the most socially innovative society on earth," Bentsen said. Tribal Official Seeks to Get Back Land By KAY MCCARTHY EL RENO, Okla. (UPI) Indian Edmond Bums wants to restore to his people —without a shot being fired —a fertile chunk of Oklahoma that once belonged to their forefathers. The 43-year-old finance officer for the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes is leading a drive for Congress to return an old frontier fort and El Reno Federal Reformatory and surrounding 9,000 acres to the Indians. The tribes once occupied a 5-million acre reservation. From the time the tribes made peace with the United States, the fort was a dominating influence on the Indians. The fort opened in 1875, a year before General George Armstrong Custer died at Little Big Horn in retaliation for the Black Kettle Massacre near Cheyenne, Ckla. The fort was built to protect the Cheyennes and Arapahos from marauding white men and Indians as well as provide them rations and see that they kept the peace. Bums said the government's performance since that time was a denial of George Washington's promise to the Indian nations that the United States "will never consent to your being defrauded, but will protect you in all your rights." "We feel we were defrauded," Bums said. As a lad Burns was told by his grandfather and uncle of Cheyennes being shot while singing battle songs and showing their bravery by walking on a on flights to the southeastern United States, and returned to California, where the cocaine was "transformed back into a white powder," agents said. Nobody Wants a Nuclear Power Plant Near at Hand WASHINGTON (UPI) - Almost nobody, it seems, wants a nuclear power plant built in the neighborhood. Many utility companies have found themselves fighting battles over proposed reactor sites. No matter how physically and environmentally safe experts may say reactors are, many people rebel at the idea of living side by side with nuclear plants. People also worry about radioactive material passing through their communities on its way from enrichment plants to power plant reactors to waste storage sites. And they worry about the threat that plutonium —the stuff that makes bombs" —might be stolen from a shipment by a determined radical group. The government, however, is convinced U.S. nuclear capabilities must grow sharply to meet the nation's energy needs. President Ford wants 200 new reactors built by 1985. | With those things in mind, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has set up a 25-member task force to determine by Oct. 11 whether huge regional nuclear centers might be the answer for the future. Such nuclear parks, officials said, could contain 10 to 40 reactors in a carefully guarded area and might even include all the fuel enrichment and waste handling plants for those reactors. There are only 55 commercial power reactors in operation today, producing just 6 per cent of the nation's electricity, and the idea of creating several big nuclear centers around the nation is in its infancy. "We're looking past 1985, with the first energy center probably going into operation sometime after the turn of the century if the concept is adopted," an NRC spokesman said. In its study, the spokesman said, the task force will look for land areas potentially suitable for nuclear centers in each of the nation's nine Electric Reliability Council regions and in Texas, which is not a part of the council. Factors guiding the search include the general nature of available land, the amount of water that could be used for cooling purposes and the availability of existing transmission lines or potential rights of way for new lines. Three types of energy park are under consideration: —Electric power generating centers, each enough reactors to generate a total 12,000 to 48,000 megawatts of electricity. —Fuel cycle centers, minus the reactors themselves, with all necessary reprocessing, fabrication and waste management capability for handling 50,000 to 300,000 megawatts of generating capacity. —Centers combining both the power generation and the fuel handling facilities in a single site. breastwork outside Ft. Reno in central Oklahoma. And, there were stories of proud Cheyenne warriors being shackled by soldiers. "The Cheyenne lived on bravery and courage," Burns said. "That was their culture. It was more honorable to dash up and touch an enemy than to kill him." The tribes have asked the Oklahoma congressional delegation for legislation surrendering 6,000 acres of Ft. Reno land, now used by the Agriculture Department and Oklahoma State University for research, and 3,000 acres at the El Reno Federal Reformatory and administered by the Justice Department. "It's not as though we're just going to go in and take the lands," said Thurman Welbourne, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal manager. "There will be no Wounded Knee. "Not only do these Indians have a legal and moral claim to Ft. Reno, but they have a desperate and tragic need for the lands and facilities which comprise Ft. Reno. The history of dealings with the government is marked by repeated deception and bad faith and by disappointment and economic distress on the part of the Indians." The tribes agreed in 1890 to accept individual allotments of 160 acres and to cede surplus lands to the United States. Under the agreement 3,331 members took 529,682 acres; 232 acres were reserved for school purposes; 32,344 acres for military agencies and 3.5 million acres were ceded to the U. S. government and opened to settlement. Tribal officials said the Indians thcught they would be paid $1.25 an acre, but the agreement of 1890 negotiated by the Jerome Commission provided for payment of $1.5 million, or 40 cents an acre. They said the Indians never saw most of that. White men filing claims for "depredations" allegedly committed by members of the tribes got $1 million without consent of the Indians, Welbourne said. The Indians never had a chance to protest, he said. 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