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Thursday, April 3, 1975
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J2.A^-IUBBOCK AVALANCHE. JOURNAL— Thursday Evenmq.April 3, 1975 Tears Tell Story At Saigon International Airport By CHARLES R. SMITH SAIGON (UPI) — Tears and fears told the story of Vietnam today at Saigon's international airport. Fleeing a city they feel is sure to fall soon, Americans, Germans, Thais, Australians, Filipinos. Vietnamese, British, Japanese, Chinese and other nationalities jammed into the small departure area for international flights. "It just feels like they've torn out your heart when you're forced to leave like this," said Dr. Gottfried Michel, a West German doctor, his voice trembling with emotion and his tired, bloodshot eyes blinking back the tears. "When you have stayed together with children lor so many years, it's just loo sad to tell when you have to leave so suddenly and in such a terrible way," he said. Never To Return Michel had been in Vietnam for five years doing medical relief work at hospitals and orphanages in areas now captured by Communist forces. Pie said he and two coworkers were leaving -a country they loved, "probably never to return." Mrs. Elizabeth Tapale, of Papua-New Guinea, whose husband was working on an Australian aid project in Da Nang, stood in the street, at the end of a very long line, carrying a 3-month-old baby in her arms and holding a 3-year- old child by the hand. "It's so sad, so depressing, so helpless and so hopeless, all that has happened," she said, "It was so fast. Just a week ago we were fleeing from Da Nangi to what we thought then was safety in Saigon. Now, we're going back to Canberra." Water Works r fhe aid project her husband was working on was a municipal water works for Da Nang, South Vietnam's second largest city. They had been in Da Nang for 11 months and had expected to stay at least another four years. Last weekend the Communists captured Da Nang. Mrs. Larry Tinker of Pine Bluff, Ark., is a Vietnamese war bride who married and went to the United States a little over a year ago. "I just returned for the Vietnamese New Year to see my family when all this began," she said. "I wanted to stay longer, but I must go now, while I can." "It was sad leaving home for the first time when I went to the United States with my husband. But this time it is much worse. Sty Husband Awaits "If the Communists take ovfir I may never see my family again. I hate so much to go. But I must. My husband waits for me." Under his arm, Leonard Carlson, of St. Paul, Minn., earned a 'book titled, "Frontiers in Missionary Strategy." For 13 years he has worked in Vietnam, mainly with highland tribal groups, as a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Some members of his organization were captured by Communist forces when they kicked off the current offensive by seizing Ban Me Thuot. Negotiations still a-re under way for their release. Carlsen and his family were bound for Bangkok, along with some other members of the alliance. "We're not pulling out completely," he said. "We're just thinning down. All the, women •and children are leaving and some of the men." He said there were about 70 in all before but he was uncertain how many had left. "They've just been dribbling out a few at a time over the past few days. Some are going back to the states, some to Bangkok. I have children in school in Penang (in Malaya- sia) and we'll eventually be going there." "There's nothing I can say about leaving. It's just so sac), so heart-rending to leave people you love and want to try to help." All of the people carried far more than the usual number of bags. Some carried as many as 25 or 30 pieces. This added to the contusion and delays that caused tempers to fray occasionally. All the departing planes, including a Pan American World Airways Boeing 747 jumbo jet, were leaving 1 iilled to capacity. Officials of all the airlines said they anticipated full bookings for the foreseeable future and some indicated they might put on extra flights. Nearby, in the Air Vietnam domestic terminal, it was quiet and almost deserted. The -airline, which only a week ago was advertising about 40 scheduled domestic flights daily to various cities, had only four flights scheduled today. Obituaries Eston O. Evitt DE LEON (Special)—Services for Eston O. Evitt, 86, oE De Leon are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Christ Ihere with J. Wayne MacKamie, minister of McGregor Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in De Leon Cemetery under direction of Nowlin Funeral Home of De Leon. Evitt, a native of Macon, Ga., had been a resident of De Leon for several years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Maude; two sons, Truman Lee of Fort Worth and Milton Eston of Corpus Christ!; a brother, Lucas Ellitt of Idalou; two stepbrothers, Charlie of Clovis, N.M., and Urney of California; a sister, Mrs. John Bloyd of Dublin; and six grandchildren. Ocie L. Hunt SWEETWATER (Special) — Sei-vices for Ocie L. Hunt, 81, a prominent businessman of Sweetwater, are slated at 10 a.m. Friday in Gate-Spencer Funeral Home Chapel here with the Rev. Lloyd Mayhew, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Abilene, officiating. Burial wall be at 2:30 p. m.Friday in Bradahaw Cemetery in Taylor County under direction of Cate-Spencer Funeral Home of Sweetwater. Hunt, a resident of Sweelwa- ter since 1943. died at G:15 p.m. Wednesday in Simmons Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater i'ol- Jowing a brief illness. Hunt, a. native oC Taylor County, married Nell Irvin on April 12, 1917 dn Bradshaw. He operated the Dan Shields Insurance Co. in Sweetwater for 32 years and was chairman of the Democratic party in Noland County from 1950 to 1974. Hunt was a member of Highland Heights United Methodist Church in Sweetwater and Odd Fellows Lodge. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner and Elks Club member. He was a trustee for McMurry College in Abilene. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Horn of Lubbock; a brother. Wayne of Bradshaw; two sisfors, Mrs. A.J. Jones of Abilene and Opal Hunt of Bradshaw; and two granddaughters. Willie Miller LAMESA (Special) — Services for Willie Miller, 76, of Lamesa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Baptist Church with the Rev. J.H. Nelson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lamesa Cemetery. Branon Funeral Home is handling arrangements for Miller, who died at 6 p.m. Saturday at the 15th Street Leisure Lodge Nursing Home here following an extended illness. A native Texan, Miller had been a Dawson County resident 34 years. He was a farm laborer. He was a Baptist and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his. wife, Lucille; two sons, Walter of Temple and Jcffery of Molt; three sisters. Mrs. Arzela Deam of Snyder, Mrs. Cora Belle DeGrate of Breckenridge and Mrs. Urna Lee Jordan of Fort Worth; three brothers, Bill Talton of Risen, Ruben Talton of Waco and K.C. Talton of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. P. M. Hidalgo CLOVIS, N.M. (Special)— Services for Perfecto M. Hidalgo, 66, of Clovis are slated at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church here with the Rev. Reynaldo Riveria, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Mission Garden of Memories Cemetery here under direction of Sherwood Mortuary of Clovis. Hidalgo died about 11 a.m. Wednesday an Clovis Memorial Hospital from injuries he sustained in a 23-foot fall from the Hull Street overpass near the Santa Fe rail yards in Clovis Wednesday morning. A Helen native, Hidalgo was * retired employe of the Santa Fe Railway Company. He mov«d to Clovis in 1942 from Santa Rosa. He was a «> cmber °' Ol ! r Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Survivors include Ws wife, Marine; four sons, Joseph, Richard and Santiago, all of Clov- is, and Mariano of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs, Mary Lou Garcia of Clovis and Mrs. Rosemary Saiz of Las Cmces, N.M.; five brothers, Eugemio, Simon and Valentine, all of Belen, and Edward and Phil, both of Albuquerque N.M.; three sisters, Mrs. Fanny Card of Belen, Mrs. Donnie No- gash of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Flosinda Aragon of Santa Fe, N.M.; and five grandchildren. Obituary Briefs Services for Mrs. Amanda Florence Berry, -82, of Jewell's Nursing Home are scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Athens. Burial will be in Shelby Cemetery under direction of Foster Brown Funeral Home in Athens. Mrs. Berry died at 7 a.m. today at Jewell's Nursing Home following an extended illness. Sanders Funeral Home handled local arrangements. Services for Mrs, Lizzie B. Rumbuck, 63, of Spur are slated at 2 p.m. Friday at Assembly of God Cburch in Spur with the Rev. Eldon McMath, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Spur Cemetery under direction o[ Campbell Fu neral Home of Spur. Mrs. Rum- buck died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in Crosbyton Hospital following a brief illness. Services for W.T. Wynn, 78. of Shallowater are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday in Lubbock's Broadway Church of Christ with Horace Coffrnan and Bob Mize, associate ministers of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park Jnder direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. Wynn died at 12:30 a.m. today in his home. Services for Mrs. Gertrude Lawrence of Fairborn. Ohio, will be graveside at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Macedonia Cemetery near Atlanta. Hanner Funeral Service there is handling area arrangements for Mrs. Lawrence, a former Atlanta and Lubbock area resident who died in a Fairborn, Ohio, hospital Monday evening! following a lengthy illness. Services remain pending with Resthaven-Singleton-Wilson Funeral Home for Miguel Arrando Hernandez, 34, of 2109 Duke St. Hernandez was killed in a shooting incident Sunday evening. Tulia FHA Sponsoring Walkathon A-J Correspondent TULIA — Future Homemakers of America of Tulia High School will sponsor the first annual March of Dimes Wafka- thon as their community service project this year. FHA president Vicki Bates lias been selected to serve as Walkathon chairman. The walk on behalf of birth defects will be April 12, climaxing of the Tulia group's celebration of Texas FHA Week. The walk will cover a 10-mile route beginning and ending at Tulia High Schol. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., walkers will start, at 10 a.m. Walkers will be checked at four checkpoints by members of Delta Sigma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. "Those unabte to walk can sponsor a walker, 1 ' said Miss Bates. "As a sponsor, you pledge a contribution to tiie March of Dimes for every mile your hiker completes." Walkathon sponsor forr/.s are available at Tulia Junior and Senior High schols. Anyone desiring more information may contact Miss Bates or Mrs. Virginia Stark, March of Dimes representative for S vv i s h e County, Batik is the outstanding ethnic design in fabrics for spring and summer. One version, called blue indigo, Is suitable for both clothing and home decorating. TAKEN BY ENEMY—Freighters unload cargo at Cam Ranh Bay, once the biggest U.S. military base in South Vietnam, in 1966. The sprawling base, which cost the U.S. 5250 million to build, was taken over by the North Vietnamese and Cong Wednesday. (AP Wirephoto) Viet GD Planes Favored For Huge Contract BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Defense ministers of Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway agree today that General Dynamics' YF1G "has undisputed advantages" over other fighter planes competing for what could become the biggest series of contracts in aviation history. The four countries are planning to order a total of 350 planes to replace their obsolete Lockheed F104G Starfighters. Tlie total purchase would run about 52 billion. The defense ministers said their information is sufficient for their governments to take decisions and lhat they would recommend that this be done by the end of April. The other main contenders for the European contracts have been the French Mirage and the Swedish Viggen. The Norwegians and Danes were previously reported favoring the American plane, with the Belgians pressing for the Mirage and the Dutch undecided. Red Chinese Party Chief Dies At 90 HONG KONG (UPI) — Tung Pi-wu, one of the founders of Lhe Communist party of the People's Republic of China and its acting president, died Wednesday in Peking, the New China News Agency reported 'oday. 'Tung, flO, famed for his wispy white beard which made him resemble one of the 12 Immortals of ancient Chinese art, was a key figure in the unsuccessful negotiations by the late Gen. George C. Marshall to avert the civil war that gave ""ihina to t/ie Communists. New China did not disclose the nature of Tung's illness but described him as a "a great proletarian revolutionary of the Chinese people." Tung was a member of the party's Central Committee, standing committee of the party's Political Bureau, and vice chairman of I he Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The obituary notice issued by the Central Committee of the Communist party, ths Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and the State Council of the People's Republic of China called Tung "a great revolutionary fighter of a Chinese people and one of tne outstanding leaders of the party and the state." The notice said "Comrade Tung Pi-Wu made an immortal contribution to the party and the people in long revolutionary struggles and won Lite wholehearted love and respect of the whole party the whole army and the people of the whole country." Tung, a long-time comrade of Mao, made the Long March from South China to Ycnan where the Chinese Communist parly made its headquarters until after the fall of the Chiang Kai-shek government in 1949. Ho accompanied Chou En-lai first to Chunking and then to Nanking for the Marshall negotiations. Tung was born in Hupeh Province and was once a member of the Kuomintang — the Chinese Nationalist Party led by Chiang Kai-shek. For years he was a propaganda officer but during the Long March he served as health commissar. 60 Historical Sites Indentified To Commission T5y VAUGHN 1IENDKIE Avalnnche-Joumal Siaff The Lubbock Planning and toning Commission Wednesday earned of 60 historical sites ihat one day may be protected jy special zoning districts. presentation on the including two that A slide structures could qualify for the National Historic Register—will continue when the commission meets anight to consider five requests for zoning changes. The commission convenes at 7 p.m. in city council chambers. "Lubbock has had individuals who have left their marks :hrough their acts and through :heir architecture," said a narration of Wednesday's presentation. "Jt is these historic resources that are the tangible evidence of those that have pre- ceeded us." A four-month study by the Lubbock County Historical Survey Committee, under contract with the city, searched out and evaluated buildings and sites according to their historical and/ or architectural significance. Tecli Professors Elect President Cliff H. Kcho of the civil engineering faculty will assume new duties as president of the Texas Tech University chapter of the American Association of University Professors at its April 23 meeting. Keho was elected to succeed architecture professor William Stewart as president. Others named to serve for the 1975-76 term are vice president, Edna M, Gott of the economics faculty; secretary, Ncale J. Pearson, political science; and treasurer, Joseph J. Mogan. English. The AAUP is a professional organization for college and university teachers. Two buildings were graded high enough to be listed in the national register, according to the report. One is the former ranch home of George Boles, built about 1890 and identified by its unique eight sided wooden sito. The home and silo still are standing in far East Lubbock off 19th Street. Another is a mansion built by Warren Bacon about 1915. The businessman participated in a loyalty campaign during the de- gression which helped keep Lub- oocfc banks from closing, according to historians. The man-! ;ion is presently the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at 1802 Broadway. The study recommended a procedure to monitor threats to listoric sites, to encourage public interest in historic preservation and to develop laws to pro- Midland Police Arrest Tivo In Robbery Case A-J Correspondent M I D L A N D —A 28-year-old man remained in the Midland city jail today charged with aggravated robbery in connection with a holdup at a Midland motel Tuesday night. Antonio Hernandez xvas arrested Wednesday morning, and Justice of the Peace Robert Pine set his bond at 525,000. • A 16-year-old youth was arrested in connection with the case, and a third suspect remained aWarge today. Three men, two of them wearing wool ski masks, entered a room at the Sun Valley Motel about 11 p.m. Tuesday and held up three Mexican nationals at gunpoint, taking 5265 in cash. As they were leaving the room a woman, Mrs. Maria Caldcron, arrived with he- son to visit. The trio escaped" and Mi's. Calderon gave officers a description and identified two of the suspects. A portion of the money was recovered Wednesday. News Briefs Don J. Lewis, 39-year-old former manager of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce economic development department, has been appointed executive vice president and general manager of the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce. Lewis, who worked in Lubbock from 1964-66, recently resigned as executive vice president of the Arlington chamber. Deyarl Wayne Matheny, 25, of 1118 E. Tulane St., was charged Wednesday with burglary of a vehicle. Bond was set at $15,000 by Justice of the Peace Charles E. Smith. tect designated areas of historical interest. Federal planning funds financed the historical survey and a campanion urban image analysis as part of the city's comprehensive plan. "These studies will form the basis for proposed design—historic districts in appropriate locations," said city planning director Jim Bertram. The new zoning ordinance to be considered by the city council April 23 reserves a section Tor a DH zoning district, once guidelines for the district are developed. "In the interim we might consider an ordinance or a resolution requiring a review period in which to make sure we don't issue a permit to demolish a structure of historic value without first seeing if there is a way to preserve it," Bertram said. Areas such as Broadway and 19th Street south of the university are dotted with some of the top 60 historic structures located in the survey. Bertram said areas of this nature would be prime candidates for special DH zoning, if such a district is adapted in the future. Portions of the canyon lakes area also would be a possible DH zone to encourage special development standards to be compatible with the recreation area, he has indicated. Now that the historical survey is complete and officially! adopted by the county commit-1 tee, Bertram said the next step will be to develop procedures to update the study periodically. He also is hoping to make the study available to the public, especially with lha Bicentennial coming up, to familiarize citizens with Lubbock's heritage. The four countries have agreed to try and maintain efficiency and keep down costs by choosing the same type of plane, but because of strong sentiment in the Belgian government to buy the French plane there had been doubt that the agreement would hold. "The ministers agreed that from the point of view of operational qualities and program costs the YF1G has undisputed advantages over the other contending aircrafts," a joint statement said. "The evaluation of other aspects particularly in the industrial and economic fields is still continuing in some countries." The announcement does not necessarily mean that the YF16 will be ordered by all four countries. The Belgian defense minister, Paul Vanden Boey- nants, has said that it would be up to Hie government as a whole, after consulting parliament and trade unions, to decide on which plane to choose. Political considerations may also influence the final decisions of the three other governments. When Belgium first went shopping for a warplane, the French-made Mirage was an early favorite, but the YF16 turned out to be cheaper. In addition, (he American plane was helped by a story in the Flemish weekly Knack charging that Van Den Boey- nants had distorted a report to make the Mirage look better than the YF16. "The report makes it look as if the Mirage is in all ways superior to the YFltj" -and charged that the cabinet had "juggled" figures to make the Mirage and the U.S. plane look about the same price. MEMBER BY INVITATION 'RANKLIN DOOR SALE CONTINUED!! $ 1 00 INSTALLATION & DELIVERY CHARGE vv (Lubbock Cify Limits) ON ALL STORM DOORS GOLD-FINISHED STORM DOOR • Available with or without speaker. • Gold Finished frame and facing strip • Safety glass. • Heavy extruded corners assures no- sag; no warp. • Black Colonial pushbutton fatch and pneumatic closer with all screws. • Standard size: 3'0x6'8" • Ifyou are planning Jo build or remodel your home, catf us or come by today. 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