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"nRSTInlubbock~FIR$TOn The South Plains" LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL 53rd Y.«r, No. 133 60 Pages Lubbock, Texas, Thursday Morning, April 3, 1975 Price 15 Cents Full Leased Wires: (AP), (UPI)i \|M|; \ i \i RFlfcEN CENTS ^^^^—P^,^^. • *"^BI —^p^ l _^^_^^_ **BI ' ^^^^"^^ ^^ ^^ Reds Threaten Saigon Area Midlands Deluged By Snow Rampage Staged By OJiio River A-J News Services AN APRIL, snowstorm that dumped up to IS Jnches of snow on the Colorado Rockies swept across the Midwest Wednesday, turning highways into ribbons of ice or slush and delaying air travelers. Flood waters kept hundreds of persons out of lowland homes alons 1 Hie Ohio River in Kentucky, in the Mississippi delta country and in northern Illinois. The newest in a string ot storms to beset the midlands left 1 to 5 inches ot snow in a belt from eastern Nebraska to Michigan. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport reported incoming flights were delayed up to an hour. Stiff winds made it a "horizontal" snow in the city's Loop. Temperature Dives Here Cold northerly winds and a low of 28 degrees in Lubbock Wednesday trailed a new winter blast which knifed across the state. Sunshine eased the effects of the cold front by 6 p.m. in Lubbock when the thermometer slowly and determinedly reached the day's high of 54 degrees. The chilly northerly winds peaked at around 26 mph just before noon. Forecasters promised a warming trend today as the wind shifts to the southwest bringing a flow of hotter air into the South Plains area. The outlook calls for a high near 70 and low tonight near Southwesterly winds should gust to 22 mph today. Warm-Up Due The extended forecast for the South Plains calls for warm and windy days in most sections Saturday through Monday with highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. Snowplows and salt spreaders were out in force and traffic crawled on slippery streets in Chicago, Milwaukee and small er midwestern cities. Before it spread across the Midwest, the storm socked the Rockies, piling 18 inches o snow near Kstes Park, Colo.. 13 inches at Lander Wyo., and 12: inches at Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado. The swollen Ohio river was believed approaching its crest at Paducah Ky., but Paducah Public Works Director Gene Rouf said, ''We're in for a long, flat crest—we're going to have to sit on it." 200 Families JQvaciiated That meant that some 200 families evacuated from low- iying areas probably won't get to yo home until next week. Farther south, muddy backwaters of the Mississippi river See STORMS Page II i;«? Ex-Solon's Daughter Killed AMARILLO, Tex. (AP) — Potter County Sheriff's deputies vith metal detectors searched he barren country near U.S. 87 Vednesday for a weapon which WHERE BODY FOUND—A Potter County deputy sheriff's car blocks a cattle guard leading to an area where the body of 16-year-old Katina Moyer was found early Wednesday north ot Amarillo. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Moyer. She had 'been reported missing after leaving high school Wednesday and failing to appear at another school to pick up her mother, a teacher there. Hudson Moyer is a former state representative. (AP Wirephoto) might have been used in the 1 slaying of the daughter of a former state representative. The body of Katina Elizabeth Moyer, 16, a straight A high : school junior and the daughter of former Rep. Hudson Moyer. was lying in a pool o!S blood with extensive head wounds when sheriff's deputies found her at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. "We are at a complete standstill as far as suspects are concerned," said Lt. John King of the Potter County Sheriff's Department. v'Our only suspect has been cleared • arid released." Turn Up Nothing . He said >the deputies with metal detectors "had been at it allday" and hadn't turned up anything. "We've been getting calls all day, about two or three every • ten minutes, from people who say-they have information. All that has to be checked out," King said. "And so far there's nothing no effort apparently made to conceal it. "My car topped a hill and the headlights caught the body lying crossways in the road," Janks said. KATINA MOYER Slain Amarilo Girl ) Somebody Finally Did It SOMEBODY finally took it. Meredith Harper of Slalpn told s h c r i f f 's deputies Wednesday that someone had kicked in the back door of a vacant house he owns near Poscy. Several fixtures were removed—including the kitchen sink. But as it shattering a fa- v o r i t c saying weren't enough, Harper's uninvited visitors took it a step further. They also stole the bath tub. Miss Moyer's death was ruled murder by Justice of the Peace Roy E. Byrd, who was called to the scene in the cold pre dawn darkness. Police officers said they have not determined what tnethoc was used in the slaying. Possible Bludgeoning Her head looks like she might have been bludgeoned to death, but there appears to bi too much blood for that." said Capt. Arthur Fields of the Pol tcr County Sheriff's Depart mcnt. Banks, Fields and Byrd said the girl was fully clothed. Deputies said eight feet of tire tracks were found next to the body. The tire tracks Sce'M'OYER Paj;c 11 Disaster Assistance Availability Aired Ry TL.KK HAY INS Avalanche-Jonrnal Stuff WHEN A community is devastated by a tornado or severe storm, where can its governmental officials turn for emer- jency services? During a seminar at Texas Tech "University Wednesday, of- "icials from Lubbock and South 3 lains comunities reviewed available plans ranging from emergency medical service to deas aimed at reducing the injuries and destruction of "tornado season" by employing new construction techniques. Local authorities need to know "how to turn the keys" to unlock emergency medical serv ices, said Dr. John Board of Lubbock. All For Asking Board, public health director of region 2 of the Texas State! Department of Health, told the group emergency relief can he obtained for the asking from, .hough there is no way to fore- :ast tornado occurrences, there are several meteorological phe- lomenon which can be watched. Three things are necessary 'or development of severe weather, Haragan said. Sufficient moisture in the form of clouds and water vapor, atmospheric instability and a means initiating vertical motion of Ihe air can combine to brew up thunderstorms which, in turn, See TrtSASTER Page 11 30 Days Viewed As Test Battle Reported 38 Miles East By JOSEPH GALLOWAY SAIGON (UPI) — Advancing Communist forces threatened Saigon from two directions Wednesday. Convoys of panicky refugees and soldiers fleeing the Communist blitzkrieg down the east coast reached the outskirts of this capital city. Heavy fighting was reported around Xuan Loc, 38 miles east of Saigon, where the Commmu- (Thieu's Decision To IJelreal, Page n, Sec. A) nists cut key Highway 1. In Palm Springs, Calif., the White House ruled out any American bombing to help South Vietnam's collapsing military forces since "the law forbids it and the President's inclinations are against it." Saigon Test Seen Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger said it "remains to be seen" if South Vietnamese forces can save Saigon but the test should come within 30 days. "I would say thai the conditions in Vietnam are serious. It has been a defeat of historic and tragic proportions for the government to this point." Lt. Gen. Cao Van Vien, South Vietnam's top general, told the troops in an order of the day: j"Wc have only one way and that is to fight for our survival, ".'he historic hour has come." Government troops and most civilians pulled out of the coastal cities of Phan Rang and CONNALLYS AT COURT—Former Texas Gov. John Ccnnally and his wife, Nellie, are pictured at the U.S. District Court in Washington Wednesday. Connally is on trial accused of taking 510,000 in bribes while he was President Nixon's Secretary of .the Treasury. (AP Wirephoto) Connolly Accuser Called Embezzler WASHINGTON (AP) — The jury in the bribery trial of Former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally was told Wednesday that Connally accepted 510,000 from milk industry Huv„. „„ . . „. ,. , - ycr Jake Jaeobsen "as a thank Phan Ihiet Wednesday as you lip .. in 10T1 foi . helping get frightened relugces poured| milk bu p iwrl; pr j ces raised: j-lnMMl t-Tieyn«7fl \/ I lin-sHnrl t-r.i,ili 1 down Highway 1 headed south, military sources said. NEWSALAN EXPELLED ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's military government expelled Berndt De- bushmann, correspondent for Rcuthers, the British news agency, Wednesday. Scenes Of Pauic i But Connelly's lawyer denied I the prosecution charge and said Connally a bribe so; times four of them under oath — then iiiaviged his story to get out from under fraud charges in an unrelated case in Texas. Williams said that the evidence will show that "Connally did not receive anything of value from the milk producers. Mr. Jake Jaeobsen,. or anyone . | Jaeobsen "embezzled the mon- They reported scenes of pamc Je v that's wlvt the evidence ,j ,,™r.,„,-.,„ „! /-* i->....u ey — mac s wtiui. me Lviucnce Edward Bennett Williams, heading Connally's defense, said Jaeobsen had denied giving An autopsy was performed | r ° r example, the health depart-! Wednesday but results have notimcnl and the American Red been released. Cross. Miss Moyer was reported "Once we have been asked to[ missing to city police about 5 set involved," Board told the; ~roup, the health department Absentee Voting Begins On State Amendments p.m. Tuesday by her parents. She was last reported seen about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Icav- ng Amarillo High School where she was a student, en route to rick up Mrs. Moyer, who is a ;eacher at another high school. Her car was found abandoned about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday on .he southbound shoulder of U.S. 87 just north of the city limits. EIGHT poisons voted absentee here Wednesday in the April 22 Constitutional Amendments Election. Wednesday was the first day of absentee voting, and Frank- Guess. Lubbock County Clerk, In The A-J Today Amusement* "-'AC Classified Comics 10 *> Deaths 15 A Editorials •» A Family News 2-1B Farm News And Quotes ... 7 D Inflation Column 5 A Horoscope SB Investment Column « A Oil News 13 B Stock Markets l'M3 D Sports i-6 D TV-Radio 2 C Victory Garden 13 A COMIC DICTIONARY HONEYMOON — The period of greatest happiness during marriage, usually due to the c onl in absence of in-laws. iccnt. can provide services including chemical control oC disease, es- :ablishment of "refugee cen- ,ers'' and monitoring public services such as sewage disposal and re-establishment of a community's water system. deputies said. "Her schoolbooks, keys were still in purse and the car,' aid .the. turnout was higher han expected. The.special election will pro- 'idc Texas voters an opportunity o vole on two proposed amend mcnts to the constitution. One amendment would raise the salaries for legislators and the >ther would increase retirement >enefits for state employes ,-ind chool teachers. Persons voting absentee at] he county clerk's office in the .Aibbock County Courthouse arc using the punch card voting devices which will be used April 22. Absentee voting will continue lirough April 18. Residents may vote from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday The legislator pay raise, No. 2 on the ballot, would give lawmakers their first raise in the jast 15 years. It would increase solon's pay from $4,800 to $7,200 per year, boost the per diem during sessions from $12 to $30 and increase auto mileage from 10 cents to 16 cents per mile. Proposition No. 1 on the ballot would consolidate the scattered current constitutional provisions about state and local retirement systems. The amendment also would lift the ceilings on contributions from the state and the employe to the employers from (i Fields said. "That's when we became concerned about possible foul play and started checking for her outside the No Violence Sisfns He said were no signs, of violence or a struggle in the """E The Board American explained, Red Cross, can provide actual medical care by establishing nurse-direc.ted clinics. But "they won't come unless you turn the key," he told the group. Medical Care Provided Throughout the South Plains, plans for medical care in emergencies have been made .the group was told. For example a 200-bed hospital including every- car, a red station wagon. Potter County deputy Randy . away in the is Municipal packed Audilo- Ky PETKK AKXE'LT YOKOTA AIR BASE,: til voluntary agencies plane carry-Jpermanent arrangements ing 57 orphaned Vietnamese j them. Japan (AP) U.S. — A Earlier, Assistant Prosecutor Jon A. Sale had told the jury of ive men and seve.n women that -onnally received $5,000 in cash on two occasions — the payments made in the secretary of the treasury's office. "Trail To Connally" "Unlike most money, this cash left a trail of footprints right . . . to Mr. Connaliy," Sale said in the government's opening statement. The charges against Connally — two counts of accepting an illegal gratuity — carry a possible maximuin. sentence of four years and fines of 520.000 upon conviction. The opening statements by tha two lawyers took up t h e court day after the jury was selected and sworn. Testimony begins today, und the first witness will be Don Paarlberg, chief economist of the Agriculture Department. His testimony is expected to be on the background of the tDTI action that increased milk price sidio base in San Francisco un-jeabin, "Any Pampers? It's dia- supports from S4.GS to -I.9S per and confusion at Cam Ranhi Bay, 1S8 miles northeast of Saigon, and feared that the city was in imminent danger of falling. Six Australian Air Force transport planes managed to fly into Phan Rang airhase S miles west of the city and ferried about 1,800 refugees from there to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta. The five Australian CISOs and one DCS each carried out one load before the airlift was shut See KEDS Pair* jt f Toe/ay's Prayer j OUR GRACIOUS Father, we thank You for the gifts You have so generously given us. We pray that we shall always be worthy of Thy love. Amen — A Reader. Airlifted Vietnamese Orphans Gain First Step To Freedom children to new homes in thcj A Pentagon spokesman said "I make i per service for;this one." Ed Daly, United States made a dash for freedom from threatened Sai- 1 gon without official clearance and reached Japan early Thursday on the first stage of the 8.000-mile Ilight. It was almost totally dark when we boarded the World Airways DCS jet because Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport was on full alert. The children, many of them babies in diapers and most already spoken for by new parents, were laid out on the blan- time already lor the feisty, pistol- packing aerial wildcatter who the Army has heard that two!heads the charter airline, went aircraft carrying 120 Vietnamese children from their threatened homeland will arrive in the United States, but he had no details. One was presumed to be the World Airways flight. In a statement, the Pentagon said the Army planned to receive the Vietnamese children at the Oakland, Calif., International Airport late Wednesday night, Pacific Daylight Time, and then move them to the Presidio, where they will be housed on a temporary basis. Banks was driving on a dirt; ketcd cabin floor with a pillow rium-Coliscum complex in casei ro1 ' each. Some of the 'olderj It said it was acting at the ones chattered with excitement i request of U.S. voluntar> of a .disaster in Lubbock. iJ no^h of'5 paved reel- ^era? Texas Tech ' profcs-l- Vietnamese. Others lay back j agencies amation road running off U.S.I SOI ' S «'so addressed Uie work-[with (hosr eyes wide with won-j adoption S7 when he saw the body lyingj 5 ' 100 - of U.S. arranging for of Vietnamese the to lend a hand with the diapering — something he said he had not done in 25 years. As the jet prepared to take off for the 25-.hour flight to Oakland, Calif., via Tokyo, the airport was closed down because of an anticipated Viet Cong attack and all nonmilitary people were ordered off the base. "Don't take off. Don't take hundredweight. To Hear Tape The jury is also scheduled Lo hear a White House tape of an Oval Office meeting in which Connally urged then-President Richard M. Ni.\on to raise the milk prices. Sale said that on April 2S — a month after That conversation — Connally told Jaeobsen: "You know I was some help . . . These milk producers give money to politicians. You think you can get sonic of that money for me?" ..... . „ Jaeobsen, a friend of Conoff. You have no clearance," na] , y . s fov ?0 cars< Sa , e saW pilot Ken Hcaly said he was will testifv tlml .. rig ht jn the of- told by Tan Son Nhut airport ![j cc O f the secretary of the tower. Mealy — who flew refugees out of mainland China in the! late 1940s and made the chaotic! See CONNALLY Page U KGYPT ASKS TALKS WASHINGTON (UP'I) TlTC in the middle of the road, with! dcr. chairman The Pentagon said i plums. Wcdncs-i Within or-Mast flight out of Da Nang last;state Department said Wednes a few minlites of thc ; \ycek — put the plane into the,day Egypt has formally re- '.lir anVWrlV. InMrtcirtrl i.r>CL,rt^l-»t-i/in f-if Illn f'-c.. Weather) of Tech's ment, toid anyway. quested resumption of the Ge- Kcoscianccs depart-! day night that the Army plans [orphans' boarding, a steward-' . "I .just didn't get the message neva conference on the Middle the group that, al-|to house the children at its Prc-icss called from the rear of thei See AIRLIFTED Page l-l East. Weather Map Page 7-D Lubbock and vicinity: Fair and warmer through Friday, ligh today near 70, low tonight near 40, southwesterly winds ;usting to 22 mph today. n maximum of 10 pel I a.,11 1£ a.m 3 a.m 4 a.m 5 a.m b a.m 7 S 'J n.m la n.m II n.m -17 2S it 30 ;;:> 37 1 p.m. 2 n,m. a n.m lil •1 p.m oil 5 p.m. ->3 ti p.m Tvl 7 p.m. ..'... 31 a p.m. :l p.m. .tu p.m. .11 p.m. 33 .UaMinum M; MLivlmum 'IS. .UiiNimiirn a yimr ntio lutlay K5; Mini- Hum ii year nuo today 41. .Sun rises today 7:^^ a.m.; Sun .scl.i to. liiy 8:01) p.m. .\rr,\;m;im Humlrhly 78'i; Minimum liu- nlilily 2(',i: Humidity .it mliinlshl Wi. M>i:TIIU)>r \\KATIIKK Uly r H I, Clly ' PHI '.bilcn* • -• 53 X! l.Ji'iivrr .05 r;j X. I'jl)lK- HI '!" Okla Uilv - •(;', '.' ia\\** • M (I W. Kails - - w 3 Rocky Says 'Too Late ' To Help WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller said Wednesday "it is really too late to do anything" to slop the Communist offensive in South Vietnam or to aid hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees. However, Rockefeller latcv sought to recast his remarks by telling reporters that it isn't too late for the South Vietnamese to salvage their situation "if they regroup' and hold the line. 1 ' Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger, meanwhile, pre- that the defenders of Saigon will face "a very severe test" within the next 30 days and that it remains to be seen whether the South Vietnamese army can form a defense line and withstand the Communist onslaught. The South Vietnamese already have suffered "a defeat of historic and tragic proportions," Schlesinger said at a news conference. Rockefeller initially had replied when questioned about the military situation in South Viet nnm: "It's a tragedy. I think it's really too late to do anything about it." But several hours later, Rockefeller was asked by other reportei-3 whether there is anything the United States ca'n do to help and he replied: "Well, hopefully the Southeast Asians or the Vietnamese will regroup and Iwld and when the Congress comes back hopefully they would appropriate the amount of money that was authorized that h a s not been appropriated — that $300 million.' 1 He WHS referring to a $300 million supplemental appropriation that President Ford requested for emergency military aid to South Vietnam. Congress adjourned for its Easter recess without acting on the request. Asked whether he had indicated earlier that he believes South Vietnam is lost, Rockefeller told newsmen: "No, I didn't. ... I was asked what wt could do right now. "We can't do a thing right now because Congress isn't in session and there is no 'money and the United States has no See VIET AID Page U

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