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y -i i , • "Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart. —Confucius fh* tfampa Daily VOL.B6-NO.58 Circulation Certified by ABC Audit Serving The Top 0' Texas 66 Years THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1972 WEATHER Chance for showers and thunderstorms tonight, partly cloudy and a little warmer Wednesday with a slight chance of thunderstorms. High in mid-80s, low near 60.30 per cent chance of rain tonight, 20 Wednesday. (12 Pages Today) Week DIM Itc Over 100,000 Young Christians Gather In Dallas For Explo'72 DALLAS (AP)-The largest Christian conference of its kind in history continued today as young people from all corners of the globe were told they can help change the world. More than 100,000 youths fathered here to "witness for Christ" and listen to evangelists tell them how to help others "find Jesus." The Christian conference is EXPLO 72, a week-long series of conferences, most of them at the Cotton Bowl, sponsored by the Campus Crusade for Christ. The youths jammed hotels, put up tents and slept in homes provided by Dallas residents. Among the youths were two dozen from Rapid City, S.D., the city where floods killed nearly 200 last week. Bill Ewlng of Rapid City said, "We want to take something back to a lot of, people in Rapid City from EXPLO. Not only spiritually, but we hoped we could take some money for relief, too." Evangelist Billy Graham will open the first rally tonight at the Cotton Bowl with a welcoming address to the delegates. Graham, honorary chairman of EXPLO 72, was on the Hospitalization Rates Hiked For City Workers ByTEXDeWEESE A 20 per cent hike in premium rates for city employes group hospitalization insurance will become effective July 1. The City Commission today approved a request of Blue Cross-Blue Shield for the increase. Currently the city pays the entire cost of individual coverage for 196 city employes. This rate will be boosted $2.62 a month from $12.65 to $15.27. Employes who insure members of their families under the group policy will get an increase in monthly premium payments of $3.81 a month. Blue Cross-Blue Shield said the request for the increase was made due to the fact the company during the past year has paid out in benefits more than 90 per cent of premium income. The increase, based on 196 employes with 138 of them paying family premiums, would amount to $1.039 a month or $12,471 a year '•*.-• Commissioners recommended acceptance of a city staff solution to the recent controversy over fees charged for use of the rodeo arena in State GOP Convention Opens Today GALVESTON-While pre-convention talk was aimed at dispelling rumors of division, the Texas Republican convention started in a flurry of adjustments by the credentials committee. Three Panhandle counties, Randall, Carson and Roberts, had changes made in delegate strength. No advance publicity was issued by the Gray County GOP organization but evidently delegate structure of the county faired well with the credentials panel. Women appeared to be the backbone of the show in pre-conclave events with both Henry C. Grover and John Tower being feted. The Texas Federation of Woman organization said that group plans a three pronged compaign for the general election featuring Nixon, Grover and Tower. In a press statement regarding Barefoot Sanders' criticism of his absenteeism, Tower noted that this was the kind of talk one reverted to when there was nothing else to say. The convention proper was to begin in Moody Convention Center, Galvestion, this morning. Recreation Park. The recommendations were that a fee of $5 per use to be paid to the Top 0' Texas Rodeo Association and $15 a month or portion thereof be paid for the maintenance of livestock on the rodeo grounds. Texas Highway Department district engineer Chili Smith appeared before the commission to explain procedures necessary for improvement of SH 273 inside the city limits. Maps of the project were studied by council members and Tom Kelley, resident engineer for the Highway Department. Following questions by James Youngberg, 838 S. Cuyler, at a public hearing on proposed zoning changes in the Talley and Wilcox Additions, action was delayed pending a possible rehearing by the City Zoning Board on its previous recommendations for areas where mobile homes would be permitted. An ordinance for improvement of Sumner St. between Coronado Drive and Kentucky St. was approved on second and final reading. A public hearing was set for July 11 on proposed demolition of abandoned buildings at 623 N. Cuyler, 923 Twiford, 641 Roberta and 318 N. Christy. Approval was given for payment of May bills in the amount of $82.460.16. E.D. Wilkerson. Ward 2 commissioner, served as mayor pro tern today in the absence of Mayor Milo Carlson. Commissioner George B. Cree also was absent. Both were reported out of the city. Rains Add Moisture To Pampa Intermittent showers, including a short thundershower that struck the city about 1:45 p.m., added .19 inch of moisture to Pampa yesterday. Scattered showers were reported throughout the state as damp air poured in from the Gulf of Mexico. Most showers were small but amounts up to 2.5 inches were reported. A short thundershower hit Pampa and left the streets running with water, but the shower ended in about 15 minutes and the gutters were soon chearcd of the rushing water. Other light intermittent showers fell on the city until early today. Skies were cloudy yesterday evening and during the night, and remained so during the morning today. streets of Dallas Monday doing what he did in his first years as a preacher —meeting people and urging them to turn to Christ. "Street-preaching is not new to me," Graham said as he shook hands with passersby in downtown Dallas and asked them to attend the conference sessions. At 65 sites around the metropolitan area, delegates heard speakers urge them to use this week as a time of spiritual challenge. At each of the high school orientation meetings professional football players gave their personal testimony. Green Bay Packer Mike McCoy, who played for Notre Dame, told students that they can get others involved in living a Christian life. "Athletes in Action" gathered for a "Power Classic," a weight lifting demonstration featuring Dave Hannah and Jerry Thayer. In the afternoon delegates fanned out in a door-to-door ministry across Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Professional Workshop Commences The workshop for professional staff members of the Pampa school system began this morning at Horace Mann with teachers and administrative people still enrolling. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through June 22 with subject matter covering a wide range of material in the field of individualized instruction. Hobart McDonald, coordinator of curriculum and instruction at the Education Service Center, Amarillo, will be the instructor for the course. "The course is designed to help teams of staff members from each school supply the tools needed for individualized instruction applied to their particular situation," explained Mrs. Margie Gaut of Carver Administration Center. "The seminar will cover such things as large and small group instruction, team teaching, modular or flexible scheduling, resource-or learning-centers, independent study and •acti-paks,' " Mrs. Gaut elaborated. "I realize this sounds terribly complicated and technical to parents or the average layman but, actually, it does not mean a revolution in teaching-only improvement," she assured. "We have our own term inology just as any trade or skill. For instance, acti-paks are merely packages of learning materials pre-assembled as a part of the planning for a particular course or subject." Mrs. Gaut was largely instrumental in arranging credit for the workshop which will give enrollees three hours of college credit or some 48 hours professional growth credits. Outline of the seminar was taken to Southwestern State College, Weatherford, Okla. After careful consideration, officials of the school were highly cgmplimentary of the course and agreed to extend credit to those attending the workshop. Dr. Joe Phillips of the Oklahoma school will act as administrator for the seminar. Congress Urged To Okay Accords Without Delay WORKSHOP BEGINS—Hobart McDonald, Education Service Center, Amarillo, addresses the opening meeting of a seminar for the professional staff of the Pampa school system. McDonald will be the instructor for the workshop designed to cover education in general and individualized instruction particularly. Some 75 teachers and administrators will attend the project sponsored jointly by the regional center at Amarillo and Southwestern State College, Weatherford, Okla. (Staff Photo) State Demos Meet To Select 130 Delegates To Convention SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (APl- Texas Democrats, operating for the first time under a presidential preference plan, met in state convention today to pick 130 delegates to the national Democratic convention. Time for the 10 a.m. convention came and went as the 3,988 delegates and about as many alternates slowly wandered into the 10,000-seat San Antonio Convention Center arena. Convention procedure was slowed more than usual by the addition of an opinion poll of delegates on Democratic presidential prospects. After each delegate and alternate waited in long lines to get credentials, each had to wait again in line to get the credentials checked for admission. Then each one had to cast a secret ballot for his choice for the presidential nomination. The straw vote results will influence the makeup of the 130- member delegation to Miami Beach July 10. Placards and signs supporting Alabama Gov. George Wallace far outnumbered displays by any other candidate in the big domed hall. Hundreds of straw hats with Wallace hat- bands were everywhere. Prospects of a harmonious convention, unusual to a party normally split at least along liberal-conservative lines, lay heavily on the shoulders of the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Dolph Briscoe. "We stand today on the threshold of our most productive, most peaceful convention in many, many years," says Briscoe. who won a runoff election handily June 3 from Mrs. Frances Farenthold of Corpus Christi, a dark horse liberal Democrat candidate. Other Democrat leaders disagreed with Briscoe but efforts for a harmonious, or at least "hands off" convention contin- ued through Monday night. The No. 1 task of the convention was to select 130 delegates to the July 10 National Democratic Convention where the party's presidential nominee will be named. The three top propospects for the Democratic nominee went into the crucial state convention with Alabama Gov. George Wallace and Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.) apparently holding an edge over Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Wis. Unofficial sources estimated Wallace had about 1,000 delegates assured, out of the 3,990 scheduled to attend the state convention, and McGovern with about 750. Humphrey had about 600. At least 1,200 are uncommitted publicly, although Humphrey claims a sizeable group of these. "Just remember who you ought to vote for and put Texans up front in November," Humphrey told enthusiastic delegates at a $12.50 a head Faulty Door Blamed For Midair Incident DETROIT (AP) — Investigators said today a malfunctioning cargo door that opened in flight caused a midair incident in which an American Airlines DC-10 was damaged but managed to make it safely back to Detroit's Metropolitan Airport Monday night. First reports indicated the tail section of the huge Los Angeles-to-New York plane might have been ripped by an explosive. But the airline quoted the FBI as saying there was no evidence of an explosive device being involved. The 56 passengers and 11 crew members all escaped serious injury as the jet ran off a runway during an emergency landing. After hours of investigation by FBI agents, Wayne County sheriff's officers and airline personnel, the incident was blamed on a faulty door which opened in flight. George A. Warde, executive vice president and general manager of the airline, said in a statement issued at the company's New York headquarters : "A thorough investigation by a company maintenance and engineering team assembled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has determined that a cargo door in the lower part of the fuselage below the passenger cabin opened when the airplane was at about 12,000 feet altitude after having left Detroit en route to Buffalo, although signal lights in the cockpit indicated the cargo door and all other doors were closed and latched normally. "Because the airplane was pressurized, a decompression with a loud sound occurred. During the night we have inspected the cargo compartments of all our DClOs and have found them to be functioning properly. American Airlines and McConnell Douglas, manufacturers of the DC10, are conducting a thorough investigation to determine what caused the malfunction of the door on Flight 96. The National Transportation Safety Board also ib investigating the incident." Investigators said that when the door opened, some of the cargo—including a coffin—tumbled out. In New York, a spokesman for American Airlines reported that the FBI said its investigation had shown no evidence of criminal activity or n explosive device being involved. cocktail party Monday night. He told newsmen it was "highly remote" he would even team with Wallace as a running mate. "I haven't even offered him a cabinet post," he said. A spokesman for Wallace, his brother-in-law Alton Dauphin, said the governor was looking forward "to meeting his Texas delegates at Miami Beach." There was long applause. McGovern was represented at the convention party and at a downtown McGovern rally by Pierre Salinger, former White House press secretary to both Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. The important thing, Salinger said, "is to be united behind the Democrat we pick to run against Richard Nixon." A Washington coordinator for Sen. Edmund Muskie, John Rigsby, was in San Antonio Monday advising Muskie supporters not to seek delegate votes in his name but "stay in the ball game and go to the convention any way you can." Then, Rigsby said, if a move comes to draft Muskie his supporters will be there to help. There was even a campaigner among the Texas delegates for the vice presidential nomination—former Gov. Endicott Peabody of Massachusetts, He hoped to get at least 50 delegate votes for his nomination. Cancer Unit Sets Meet Tomorrow The annual district meeting of the American Cancer Society will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn East, Amarillo. Mrs. O.C. Penn of Pampa, president of the Gray County unit, will be attending, as well as Mrs. Glen Larsen, Mrs. Relmond Linville, Mrs. Joe Daniels, Mrs. Kermit Lawson, Mrs. Bill Duncan; and Newt Secrest. Arms Curb Pact Print Disclosed WASHINGTON (API-President Nixon, disclosing some of the fine print of arms curb agreements negotiated with the Soviet Union, urged Congress today to act "without delay" in giving its approval to the accords. A treaty limiting the deployment of antiballistic missiles —ABM—to two sites in each country was sent to the Senate with a request for early ratification. Both houses of Congress were asked to pass a resolution approving a companion executive agreement that would freeze the total number of land-and sea-based offensive ballistic missiles in the United States and the Soviet Union at present levels. While terming the agreements "an important first step in checking the arms race," Nixon told Congress they "do not close off all avenues of strategic competition." He said it was "essential that we carry forward a sound strategic modernization program to maintain our security and to insure that more permanent and comprehensive arms limitation agreements can be reached." Nixon revealed that the United States feels it would have a basis for withdrawing from the ABM treaty if tighter curbs on offensive arms are not negotiated within five years. Either side can withdraw on six months' notice. However, the United States has served notice it would regard the deployment of such launchers "as inconsistent with the objectives" of the executive agreement. The Soviets expressed no view on the subject. The exact timing of congressional hearings on the treaty and the agreement is still uncertain. Chairman J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman John Stennis, D- Miss., of the Senate Armed Services Committee have indicated they favor approval of the accords. House Unit Plans Vote On Pullout WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Foreign Affairs Committee appeared ready today to vote its support for a U.S. withdrawal from South Vietnam, after choosing from alternative proposals. The option included a demand for a total ceasefire in Southeast Asia, a limited cease- fire that promised a safe withdrawal of U.S. forces and a compromise between the two. Committee chairman Thomas K. Morgan. D-Pa., cautioned before a closed door session Monday that any withdrawal resolution would be little more than an offer to Hanoi, which he doubted would be accepted even if President Nixon agreed to it McGovern Speaks Less Often Now Of 'Redistributing Income' Plan WASHINGTON (API - Sen. George McGovern's plan to take from the rich and give to the poor may be the most explosive issue of the presidential campaign—and by far the foggiest in terms of how it would work and what it would cost. The Democrat from South Dakota speaks less often now of "redistributing income." He has diluted his program, but it remains drastic.-He used a full- page advertisement in the Wall Street Journal last month to clarify his views and reassure business that he is devoted to private enterprise. The basic aspects of the plan are: —A 11,000 base payment to every individual from the federal Treasury, replacing the present welfare system. —Elimination of the $750 personal exemption on federal income taxes. —An estate tax on inheritances graduated up to a maximum of 77 per cent. —Federal payments of one- third of the cost of education to the states, reducing property taxes correspondingly. -A $32.4-billion cut in defense spending with the savings to pay for the other programs including a full employment program The McGovern proposals proved to have vast voter appeal in California's important primary despite charges of his foremost rival. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, that they would wreck national security and cripple the economy. His staff contends he is frequently misrepresented. There is evidence this is true, but frequently the "misquotations" are correct quotations of what McGovern said six months or a year ago. They are just outdated, and fiscal analysis, though they give him high grades for initiative and effort, sometimes flunk him in arithmetic. For instance, a McGovern statement of Jan. 13, reprinted in the Congressional Record on April 7, says that one of his proposed tax reforms—elimination of the |7SO personal exemption—would raise an additional $63.6 billion in federal revenues. The Treasury's esti- mate is less than half that much. The McGovern camp revealed last week that the program is being sent back for another run through the computers and possible modification to meet some of the objections. Doubts have been raised as to how vigorously McGovern would press for some of his objectives. The Wall Street Journal ad on May 22 sought to reassure the business community: " ... I am well aware that under our system, only the Congress initiates tax measures. The suggestions which I have developed in this field should, therefore, be regarded always as suggestions for consideration by the Congress " The cornerstone of McGovern's economic plan, described in his Jan. 13 statement under the heading "Redistribution of Income," is government payment of $1,000 a year to every American adult and child regardless of income. Thus, a family of four would get $4,000. The payment would be taxable, like any other income, but those below the poverty line would keep the whole grant because they would owe no income tax. The wealthy would pay it all back in taxes. The $1,000 payment would substitute for the present $750 personal exemption, which McGovern would repeal on the ground the exemption benefits the well-to do far more than it helps the poor. For incomes above the poverty level, taxes would diminish the value of the $1,000 "minimum income grant." At about $12.000 income, under the McGovern plan, it would be canceled out. Thus, taxpayers of $12,000- and-up income would support the payments to those with incomes of $12,000 down. The tax cost would rise steeply in upper income brackets. McGovern's advisers told reporters in Los Angeles that the families in the $25,000 to $50,000 income range would pay an average of 80 per cent more federal taxes than at present. The $1,000 income grant would eliminate most of the present welfare system and its costs, McGovern argues. It is in many respects similar to the family assistance program that President Nixon proposed four years ago for working mothers and the working poor. McGovern insisted, at the outset, that "as redistribution of income, the Minimum Income Grant would represent no additional cost to the treasury." It would merely shift money from the better-off taxpayers to poorer people, he said. When his arithmetic came under heavy fire in the California campaign. McGovern acknowledged there rnighl be a gap of $20 billion to $27 billion "This might come," said a fact sheet issued just before the California primary, "from a combination of two sources— specific loophole closing ... and a modest increase in overall tax rates." McGovern's many-tiered fiscal edifice has an ominous look to industry because it calls for an additional $17 billion in tax collection in fiscal 1973 from corporations Inside Today's NeWS Pages Abby Classified Comics Crossword Editorial On the Record Public Relations Sporls Women's News 3 11

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