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^ 3, 1975 i I I - Menhir - Xcmd/m, flfii{i i 18- Pfiu Bon.flinli lony - Qh/anij F*i Hoa Cljltj Moiili H - fl,,,, MI- Mrncfi l/>- Kutilum, M<m(> 70- Mm- Motdi JO- On NOMIJ Moifli 31- Q,j, Nlio.i PHUOC IONG BfNH LONG SOUTH VIEW AM Reds Advance 38 Miles From Saigon ^^ffi *$£,!«>. of Ph BTnh T Sa, Pr0 Snc CCapi S Sg& t£e ^Sf^A & <&* «[ *? ^.^ and U ' S ' Ambas " d " G»ham for a cabinet shakeuM llle hope it would be resumed miles .east of Saizon. was dou£ »•,. W !~£?,Yl n / «?"$ £?* ' Wcyand _ at Saigon's Martin for a discussion of the Prime Minister Khi em w™> LOSSES LISTED—Map shows in black the South Vietnamese rSuf^V 0 ^nimunist forces. The provinces are S at left with dales they were lost together with a list of cities that have fallen. (AP Wire-photo) Viet Aid Too Late, Says Rockefeller , (Continued From Page One) .authority, the President has no authority lo do anything," the vice president said. 1 In Palm Springs, Calif. White House Press Secretary Ron Ncsscn said President Ford has ruled out any effort to use U.S. air power to help the South Vietnamese army. Ncssen spoke in response to questions about a remark bv fichlcsinger that he could not rule out the possibility of a recommendation lo use American air power in Soulh Viclnam. • Schlesinger said the likelihood of such a recommendation •being made was quite low. Schlesinger also said that thc value of U.S. arms and ammunition lost in the Soulh Vietnamese retreat will total at least $600 million and could go to 51 billion. • Asked about the deteriorating military situation, as he returned from the funeral of New York state Senate Republican leader. Rockefeller said: "It's a tragedy. I think it's really too late to do anything " about it. the get "They're trapped," he said of refugees. "They nut ... I Kucss couldn't (Continued From I'ag« One) down at nightfall. There wa little hope it would be resume loci ay. South Vietnam's S c n n t unanimously passed a resolu lion demanding a change leadership of the South Vie namcse government. It blame thc government of Presidcn Nguyen Van Thieu and th United Stales for the staggerin scries of dcfeals thai hav given the Communisls mor than iwo-thirds of Ihe country In Paris, Ihe Viet Cong' provisional rcvolulionary gov crnmenl made it clear it military forces will press ahoa with their offensive and marc on Saigon unless Thieu 1 regime is overthrown. Dinh Ba Thi, the Viet Cong' chief negotiator in France, tolf news conference that th Communists svere ready t' open immediate talks with i new Saigon adminislration tha vould replace Thieu. Thi warned lhat Communis orccs considered Presiden Ford's decision to send nava vessels and marines to In- coast of South Vietnam It vacuale refugees a hostile ac and a "grave escalation" o U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Washington, South Viet lam's Ambassador said th U.S. failure to "lift a finger" tc itop the Communist onslaugh n Indochina is evidence lha 'it is safer to be an ally of the Communists and... fatal to be an ally of the United State." Few Buffer Troops Intelligence sources in Saigoi said the victorious Communis force of tanks and infantrymen that has swept down Ihe eas coast, swallowing city after city is threatening Saigon from the northeast, with only about 5,000 government soldiers betweeen them and the capital. The second threat is from Communist forces in a wide arc from west to north of Saigon. On that side of the capital, the equivalent of three divisions of Soulh Vietnamese troops- including two brigades of crack paratroopers — stand between the Communists and Saigon, the sources said. Backed By Tanks The size of the Communist lire £ orcc sweeping toward Saigon „ - lot on fn)m tnc norlhcast is unknown, them are going to din. For us,i 1)UL ll is large and heavily we go on living." >,„..,.-., ,...,. "Thc fact that almost the en •e population tried (o gc away from the Communists i; an extraordinary indication o their belief in freedom, of the fact lhat they don't want to live under a Communist i the vice president said. Asked whether Congress regime, Hill Pictures Bell Case As 'Perfect' AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — Atty. Gen. John Hill says he finally has found n perfect case, and it is his challenge of Southwestern Bell Telephone's proposed $45 million rate increase for long distance calls made within Texas. "I'm sort of speechless," Hill told the 3rd Court of Civil Appeals Wednesday. "I've been practicing law 27 years and I've always looked for the perfect case, where you have all the law on your side and you have all the facts on our side." Hill got a temporary injunction in an Austin state district court Feb. 19 preventing Bell from charging its new rate until a full hearing of the case could do any good by voting re lief money. Rockefeller shrugged and asked: "Isn't this after the fact?" Asked to comment on t h e vole of thc South Vietnamese assembly for new leadership in Saigon, Rockefeller said: "Everybody's thrashing around in a tragic situation." Kissinger Shocked Asked later in the dav about Rockefeller's remark that "it's really too late" to stem the tide in Soulh Vietnam, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's face dropped and he said : "I can't believe he said it. j| cannot respond to anything I have not seen." Schlesinger said a key question is whether the North Vietnamese will bring troops inlo the Saigon area immediately or consolidate the recent gains Lhat have given them control of backed by tanks and artillery, the sources said. Intelligence officers were unsure how many North Vietnamese anrj Viet Cong troops had dropped off behind thc vanguard of the advancing blitzkrieg to secure captured areas on the central coast. The first road convoys of refugees and soldiers fleeing thc coastal collapse reached the outskirts of Saigon late Wednesday. Welcome Not Warm A ragged caravan of 2,000 to 3,000 people on trucks, buses, cars and motorbikes piled up behind military police check points 8 miles northeast of the capital in a rainstorm. Their welcome was not a warm one. Tough Saigon military police disarmed soldiers among them 'iring over their heads when hey worn not quick enough to •aisc their hands, and turned way card's address. Government intelligence perls said the refugees province capital n province 100 miles .east of Saigon, was evacuated by military and civil authorities late Wednesday as fighting broke out in the streets. Merchant and Navy ships thousands of - moving south down the embattled coast toward shrinking safely zones at VunK Tau and further south in the Mekong Delta. In Sajgon President Thieu conferred Wednesday with U.S. Independence Palace in a meeting that had been twice postponed by the Saigon leader. The two were later joined by Vietnamese chairman of the joint general staff, Gen. Vien, and U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin for a discussion of the rapidly, deteriorating situation. South Vietnamese Prime Minister Tran Thien Khiem earlier Wednesday submitted what observers called a "pro forma" resignation to clear the decks AIRLIFT ORIGINATOR—World Airways president Ed Daly, right, tells newsmen at a press conference at Yokota U.S. Air Force Base in Tokyo early today of his determination to airlift and find homes for hundreds of Vietnamese war orphans he plans to fly to thc United States. The first .planeload of Vietnamese refugee children was due to arrive in Oakland, Calif., early today. (AP Wirephoto) Talks Eyed If Thieu Ousted PARIS (UPI) — The Viet ong said Wednesday Commu- ist armed forces will push on o Saigon unless the United support for ' civilians whose identity not show a Saigon and of South Vietnam's Vietnam, thc key two-thirds land area. For South _ test will be it-; abiiily'to'refann the shattered divisions that fled the north and "in stemming and reversing the deterioration of morale," Schlesinger said. Artillery Sent ( The Pentagon also said it sent a second transport plane to Saigon Wednesday with 87 artillery pieces for the South Vietnamese army to replace materiel lost or left behind or destroyed in thc army's retreat. The Pentagon also said some radio sets and artillery fire-control ccjupmcnt is being taken from National Guard slocks in 10 states for shipment to South Vietnam. fleeing troops have brought the seeds of disorder, looting and ultimate defeat into many Vietnamese cities over the past three weeks. They are determined it shall not happen in Saigon, a capital full of rumors, jangled nerves and citizens bewildered bv stunning Communist .successes that have eaten away over half of South Vietnam. Seven In Family Killed In Crash TIFTON. Ga. truck rumbling (UPI) — In rough predawn fog collided with a station wagon Wednesday, killing seven members of a family in the auto' lhat was knocked 500 feet in flames inlo a ditch. talcs ends ils o u t h Vietnam's Presidcn Nguyen Van Thieu. Dinh Ba Thi, chief negotiato Paris for the Viet Con 'rovisional Revolulionary Go ernmcnt told a news confer nee lhat if Thieu is replacei y a government willing t ndorse the 1973 Paris peaci greement, the PRG wouli pen talks immedialely with le new Saigon administration n ending the wax. To Resist U.S. Thi said President Ford' ecision to send naval vessel nd Marines into Vietnamesi waters to help evacuate re fugees was considered by the "war would anc be the on PRG an act of provocation" that resisted. Thi was asked twice if r i7t Cong would march Saigon. "If the United States continues to maintain in Saigon the bellicose clii/ue of Nguyen Van Thieu and continues lo sabotage :he Paris peace accords, the South Vietnamese population and our armed forces will continue their fight." This was the first time the PRG indicated its readiness to carry on its current military offensive lo Saigon, observers said. tfi Provinces Taken "Tilings are moving fast on its merits can be held. Boll ccasc-fire^lo eppealcd - 1 --' •'-•' '-'— '• Meanwhile, U.S. legal author-! Tjrgo other persons were hurt. ities were quietly exploring pos-' f!U In ... f . " * Vietnam," the grim-faced Communist diplomat told newsmen it his mission's headquarters in residential Ncuilly. "We already have liberated 1C provin-' cos" out of South Vietnam's 44. Thi claimed the majority of he population welcomed the tdvancing Communist armies and that most of the fleeing ivilians were families of the Soulh Vietnamese military and police. He said the U.S. evacuation effort was "simply a military operation under thc guise of a humanitarian evacuation, dc- .signcd to evacuate to the south the fleeing Saigon troops lo allow Thieu to conlinue the war." The dispatch of Marines lo help carry out the evacuation was a move "aggravating its (Washington's) military engagement and intervention in South Viclnam." he said. The PRG will "tolerate no attempt against the territory, the territorial waters and a'ir space under added. ils control," he "The Nguyen Van Thieu clique, thc chief obstacle to a settlement of problems confronting South Vietnam, must be toppled to form in Saigon an administration w h i c h truly desires peace, independence, democracy and national con- for a cabinet Prime Minister Khiem went on radio and television calling on soldiers and civil servants to remain at their posts and fight to safeguard the dwindling territory. Khiem said deserters would be severely punished. Connally Accuser Called Embezzler (Continued From Page One) Treasury of the United States he gave Mr. Connally 55,000 in cash and as he gave it said there's more where that came from." Sale ticked off dates that he said will be supported by documents that will prove the footprint trail of the money. Williams, in his opening statement, went over the same dates but put an entirely different (interpretation on what happened. He said Jacobsen got the money from an employe of Associated Milk Producers Inc., Bob A. Lilly, saying Connally had been helpful and "I think 510,000 should be made available' to him to give to congressmen and political committees.' Money Available Williams said that month laler, Jacobsen told Connally he had the money available for that -purpose. But, Williams said, Connally turned it down, saying that as a member of the Republican administration he could not contribute to Democrats and as a Democrat he could not contribute to Republicans. "Jacobsen was confident Connally would not accept it," Williams said, raising his voice for funds ... and they would very much appreciate any assistance Connally could render." On March 12, Sale said, Agriculture Secretary Clifford M. Hardin announced that the milk support price would remain at the previous years's level. On March 19, Sale said Connally and Jacobsen met again and Connally once more agreed to help. Next came a meeting in the White House attended by Hardan, Nixon, and many of his top advisers, Sale said, and added lhat ConnaJly dominated the conversation with recommendations suggested by Jacobsen. the first made." time. "He had it cord carry and out which accepts scrupulously Paris accords," he said. to the The PRG was ready to open "immediate negotiations" with such a new team, he said. Airlifted Orphans Heading For U.S. (Continued From Pago One) in time," he said laler with smile. Healey is from Sar Leandro, Calif. The babies rolled on the. oacks in surprise as the plan took off. About 20 ,adult passes gers, including two physician watched over them as the plan rose. Originally, before leavin Saigon, it was announced Iher were 60 babies on board. There was no crying on th lhat injunction. fin "Hell Evldcnrn Hill stressed to lhr> judge appeads court that Beil put on no evidence in the trial court. "II they can't from biased position think of ,..., tiling to present in an evidentiary way, why would they suppose three distinguished jurists of this stale not beholden to anybody will bail Ihem out?" he said. Bell's Dallas office recommended to the regional office in St. Louis that the new rate increase should be S30 million, Hill said. But the St. Louis office replied, without offering any reason, that it should be 545 million, he said. This is "a classical example' of monopolistic practice, Hil said. "What would you have the attorney general do?" he asked. Bell Raps State Will Scars of Houston, Bell's lawyer, said the stale's case "is virtually unintelligible from a legal standpoint." He said Hill was claiming thc courts have thc power lo rlclcr- mine what rales are unreasonably high, when lhat Is a legis- "'Daniel* lative function, and the Jegislal- disaster ture has delegated rate-making authority on intrsstate calls to the telephone companies. clothing. of ararnging a permit Ihe evacuation of perhaps a.s many as one million South Vipinamese three-|on humaniUirian grounds. U.N., ijpd Cross They suggested (he United Nations and the International their <- ornm " l cc of thc Red Cross in [Geneva a.s possible intermediaries to seek Communist cooperation needed tn remove refugees from area.? under Viet Vietnamese Cong and North control. Before any refugees could nee to thc United States, thc While House would have to dc clare tlidt they arc refugees a defined by thc Universal Dec laration of Human Rights. In Congress, Sen. Edward M Kennedy, D-Mass., urged Presi ricnt Ford to appoint a spccia envoy to seek humanitarian relief and a negotiated setllcmen: in Indochina. Sens. Jennings Randolph, D W. Va,, and James L. Buckley r ons-R-N.Y., and Rep. Morris K. Udall, D-Arist.. also issued statements calling for additional steps to aid refugees, o phans and other war victims. For Americans wishing to aid efiiKCcs, ihc government sug nested that donations should be to privalc organizations on thc scene which have long been active in Vietnam. Parker, coordinating . assistance, sairi any donations should be in Ihe form of cash and not blankels or! or- BABYSITTING-Mrs. Mary Fisher with a group of other . The first planeload of on the first leg of the , Wednesda * light to Yokota, a big U.S. a base on Tokyo's western ou. skirts where the jet was re "ueled. Most babies slept mos of Ihe way. But at Yokota >ome scrambled to the window o look at the bright lights. It was the first time any ha lown. Daiy, who said he was payin or the $70,000 journey with hi wn money, had loaded milk oft drinks, baby food and pa per diapers aboard Ihe plane. Among Ihose on the plan was Mary Fisher from Lom< Linda, Calif., the wife of a Sev enth Day Adventist minister who was carrying six babies three of them for clients of Hoi lywood lawyer Durand Cook. Girl Adopted One of the toddlers with Mrs Fisher was 11-month-old Wend Carol Norberg, who has been adopled by Mr. and Mrs. Har old Norberg of Los Angeles Mrs. Fisher said Ihe Norbcrgs probably were not aware that°a w.ay had been found to get their adopted daughter out of Saigon Daly had announced Tuesday he would fly out 1,500 orphan babies because of the Communist-led troops advancing lo- warcl Saigon. He planned to send 500 to Australia and 1,000 to Ihe United States. However, the Australian flight was canceled because Daly claimed the government refused to grant him landing rights. Officials in Canberra said Ihey had ordered the evacuation of 200 Vietnamese babies in government planes. The Australian Sift was expected to begin Thursday, with 130 orphans going to adoptive parents in Australia and the rest to Europe, niainen Km baas y Then Daly scaled down his planned U.S. flight to 600 babies, hut that fell apart, and Daly blamed the U.S. Embassy and the Agency for International Development .(AID). He said U.S. officials convinced thc Friends for All Children — a charitable organ!/alion helping Americans adopt orphans — lhat his planes were not safe. , "U.S. AID screwed us up," Daly declared at a news conference at Tan Son Nhut airport before leaving Saigon. . \ How«v«r, Daly rounded up the smaller group ot babies from orphanages run by the Seventh Day Adventists and World Vision and set out. Most of the children were said to be spoken for by adoptive parents. Disaster Aid Plans Bared At Seminar (Continued From Page One) can create tornadoes. Haragan presented statistics which indicated an increase in the number of tornadoes reported in the Lubbock area. Tornado Hotspot A compilation of 20 years of data, Haragan said, showed that more tornadoes occurred on he Oklahoma-Kansas ban anywhere else. He said Jacobsen never told his employers, AMPI, that Connally had refused the money. "He kept it," said Williams. "And it worked so well that in October he went to Lilly and asked for another 55,000 for Connally. "He didn't mention it to Connally and put it into his sale depasit box. Conversion Alleged "He converted it <lo his own use just as he converted the other $10,000 to his use. He embezzled the money. That's what the evidence will show," the defense attorney said. Not until the fall of 1972, when Connally had resigned from the Cabinet and become head of Democrats for Nixon, did Jacobsen mention the available money to' Connally again Williams said, and Connally again turned it down. It took only 30 minutes for lawyers <o exercise their chal I enges-with out-cause that produced •the jury. The panel reflects the racial Washington, with makeup of nine black members and three white. Jurors Not U.S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr., did not release the names of the jurors so they wouldn't be bothered go home each night or they rial. but he released thdir ages and occupations. They ranged in age from a border 25-year-old secretary to a 63- year-old retired printer. In a quiet voice, Sale, 31, said Lhat Connally "asked for money and then received $10,000 . , . as a thank you for going to bat for the milk producers." He said the government, will prove its case through witnesses, documents a n d a tape recording made in the White House. Connally became Secretary of the Treasury in February, 1971, at a time when milk support prices are set for the year, Sale said. "Pitch For Clients" Needle" across But, by breaking Ihis information into iwo 10-year segments, development of an ap- jarent trend can be seen. Dur- ng the years 1953-1962 the first .0 years in the ZO-year installment, the maximum number of ornadocs was in Oklahoma. But the second 10 years, 9li:;-1972, showed the "maximum number in the world is ight here," Haragan said. "I an't give you an explanation or why this occurs," he added. Two Tech engineering profes- ors who have done research mo tornado damage, Dr. Jo- cph Minor and Dr. Kishor C <lehta, described the best moves in the event of severe cathcr to insure protection ol wcupants of buildings. Avoid Exterior Walls In schools, for example, occu- ants should stay away from xterior walls and glass and anything that will faH" such s chimneys, Mehta explained. The safest place for school illdren, he said, is in hallways r interior rooms which do not l ° their ave an exterior wall. Northeast. In houses; the engineers ex- "They're lained, a particular problem m . atu «ng. rises with the addition of ying "missiles" such as two- y-four boards. "One thing we have found is hat the central part of the ouse is left standing" more of- n than any other parl, Mehta lid. Rules for seeking shelter In "Mr. Jacobsen didn't waste any lime seeing Connally to make a pitch for his clients," he said. Sale said Jacobsen will tell about a meeting with Connally on March 4. telling Ihe Treasury Secretary that AMPI had "a method of raising political Storms Dump Snow; Rivers Go On Spree (Continued From Page One) forced many families to pack Lheir clothing and furniture in trucks and trailers and head for higher ground. "We are in a in a j o r flood," Col. Gerald E. Galloway, district engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, said. "The corps is making every effort to be prepared and the people must do the same thing." Kenny Willard. a farm nechanic who moved to Vicks- Jurg. Miss., with his wife and 3-monlh-old baby only a month ago, prepared to pull his house -railer to Yazoo City, Miss. "It's rough," he said. "... having to pack up again and move—set up over yonder and hen pack up again and move back down here. It's bad." Miseries Added The new snow added to the miseries of persons who have )een out of their homes along the Rock and Pecatonica rivers in northern Illinois for more than two weeks. . In southwestern Minnesota about 150 farm homes were still without electrical power 1Q days after a sleet storm damaged power lines. Some families left their dark, cold houses. Others have stuck it out, using candles or lanterns for light and small stoves to heat their homes. The Crop and Livestock Reporting Service reported Wednesday that some counties of southwestern North Dakota lost up to 1.000 head of newborn livestock in " blizzard and the the late March losses were expected to mount. However, .he blizzard brought welcome moisture for the new crop year, it said. Moyer (Continued From Page One) matched Ihe tires ot the Moyer station wagon which was found ix miles from the body. The young woman's father vas convicted in July, 1973 of lealing 55,040 in poslage itamps from the state while a member of the legislature in 970. He drew a 10-year probated sentence in Austin and vas forbidden to resume his aw practice during the proba- ion. Racing Pigeon Wins Hall Of Fame Spot MASON, N.H. (UPI) — "Pine traveled America's 570 miles industria omes, he said, essentially are ie same as in schools, Always, he added, the safest ace is indoors. "You really on't want to get caught outsidei nder aid. any circumstances," he heartland to reach home and a place in Pigeon Hall of Fame. But owner Rodney Dcsrosiers said Wednesday the $40 he won is just a down payment on the joy he experienced when he saw his racing pigeon come home." An unemployed steel worker, Desrosiers, 19, won the money, a silver bowl and a plaque when the red-checked pigeon outflow 5,000 other homing pigeons from Sandusky, Ohio, to their homes across the just They like kid don't know what they're doing. They're really dumb, 11 he said. "Some of them, when they start flying, are so excited they fly right into a tree and kill themselves." Pine Needle was named to he Pigeon Hall of Fame for (lying the most miles in the srcatcst number of races in thc Jnited States. A yearling, he's )c)5evcd to be the only bird In his class in the United States named to the HaJl of Fame — and the first New Hampshire pigeon selected. Th« Hall of Famt was organized by the 11,000 member Union. Pine Needle was one of 5,000 birds released on the morning of June 23, 1974, from Sandusky, Ohio, 570 miles away —find was the only bird back in New Hampshire the same day. It left Sandusky at 6:30 a.m. and arrived home at 8:45 p.m. He earned the name "Pine Needle" when Desrosiers found a pine needle stuck in the bird's throat for the entire race. The strong and unexplainable homing instinct of his pigeons still amazes Ihe goons' owner. "The first time I sat at my house and thought the bird would never come home. But then before you knew it. there it was up in thc sky. Sometimes one or two of them at a time. And its nicejlo see," he said. Some years Desrosiers loses half his flock when thc racing aigeons wander away during a 60 pi- rainstorm or ehind his fog. In parents' a loft home, lo ,„ Desrosiers breeds birds ,„ replace Ihose lost. He said he'll ceep his hobby unless il begins .0 cost him. more lhan thc $300 he spends for feed and training each year. "It's probably gelling kind of expensive. I might have to quft t I get married," he said.

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