Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 15, 1972 · Page 1
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•?"**> :> f ' "A man can campaign for public office on an economy platform and win as long « all the voters who live on government Jon or doleft of one kind or another know he doesn't mean what he says." -ElilabethEklund f he Pampa Sally Serving The Top 0' Texas M Years WEATHER Slight chance of thunderstorms tonight, partly cloudy and a little warmer through Friday. High in upper Ms, low in upper 50s. 20 per cent chance of rain. Yesterday's high, 86. Today's low, 60. Moisture: .31 inch. VOL.fi6-NO.80 Circilatioi certified by ABC Aid It THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 15,1172 IN S. VIETNAM si Persons RUM £*£ President Asks Congress In JetlinerCraah »•ft* T() Qkay p^ g g , SAIGON (APMn the second Asian air disaster in two days, a Cathay Pacific jetliner carrying 81 persons crashed in the central highlands of South Vietnam today, apparently killing everyone aboard. 16 Yankees Among Dead In Jet Crash NEW DELHI (API-Sixteen Americans were believed to be among the 84 persons killed in the crash of a Japanese jetliner as it was preparing to land at New Delhi Wednesday night. Six persons—three women and three small girls—survived, but one of the women died in a hospital. None of the survivors was believed to be an American. One Indian casualty was reported. A fanner working in the field in which the plane crashed was hit by a burning piece of wreckage. He was in critical condition. A passenger list issued by Japan Air Lines gave these names for the Americans: A. Curtis, E. Curtis, E. Weatherly, G. Marquardt. E. Name!, F. Weishaupl, A. Weishaupl, R. Weishaupl, an infant listed as B. Weishaupl, L. Hey dorm, E. Myers, C. Myer, A. Hennessey, Mrs. Hennessy, Miss H. Hennessy and F. Hennessy, a 4- month-old. Home addresses were not available. Ten of the 78 passengers were Japanese, and there were 11 Japanese in the crew, the airline said. Among those reported killed was the first secretary of the Canadian Trade Commission in Hong Kong, Wayne Hubble, 37. He was flying to New Delhi to m rry a Canadian woman who works in the Indian capital. The plane was on a flight from Tokyo to London and had stopped in Hong Kong and Bangkok. It had been cleared for landing by the New Delhi control tower and was descending into its landing pattern when it plunged to the ground in flames near the village of Jaitpur, IS miles from the airport, said Yasuteru Matsui, regional manager for J AL. Cathay Pacific Airline said 17 Americans were aboard, including seven persons named Kenny. In West Bend, Wis., a company spokesman said Thomas J. Kenny, 58, president and chairman of the board of the B.C. Ziegler Co., and five members of his family were aboard. The discrepancy in numbers was not explained. The company spokesman reported that in addition to Kenny, other members of his family were his wife, Roberta, 48; and their children Kathleen, 21; Daniel, 20; Mary Jane, 16; and Colleen, 13; and a friend, Andrew Pick. U.S. helicopter crews who located and landed at the crash scene reported finding some bodies but no survivors around the wreckage of the four-engine Convair 880, military sources said. The rescue crews were at the crash site until shortly before dark, when search operations were suspended, A company of South Vietnamese soldiers was flown to the scene to provide overnight security. It was the second crash of a commercial airliner in Asia in two days. A Japanese airliner crashed near New Delhi on Wednesday, killing 84 of the 89 persons aboard. First reports had said the four-engine Convair 880 collided with another unidentified aircraft. This was largely discounted by officials after checks disclosed no other planes, military or civilian, were missing. The plane carried 72 passengers and a crew of 10. airline sources said. It was en route from Bangkok to Hong Kong on the final leg of a flight that originated in Singapore. The crash site was reported to be about 200 miles northeast of Saigon and about 30 miles southeast of Pleiku near the provincial town of Cheo Reo in the highlands. The crash was first nnounced in Hong Kong by civil air officials. They said the Cathay Pacific plane was overdue and was believed to have collided with a second plane over South Vietnam. Simutaneously, military sources in Saigon reported an air collision in the highlands. SAIGON (AP) - Intensive U.S. bombing has severely impaired North Vietnam's capabilities for continuing the conventional war it has been waging recently with tanks and heavy weapons. But U.S. officials acknowledge that it is impossible to stop the movement south of men, rifles and bullets. Even if the North Vietnamese have to stop using tanks and heavy artillery, they can still fight the hit-and- run, now-here-now-there war they engaged in before March 30. Some U.S. officials count on the methodical destruction of North Vietnam's industrial plants and transportation system, coupled with the mining of its ports, to bludgeon Hanoi into negotiating a settlement. But this appears to be more of a political decision than a military one, with the outcome hinging on talks between Hanoi and its Soviet and Chinese allies who have provided it with military aid. The decision could be influenced by such political moves as Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny's visit to Hanoi this weekend and Henry Kissinger's trip to Peking next week. Rock Concert Sparks Riot In Tucson TUCSON, Ariz. (API-About 400 persons who tried to crash a rock concert by the Rolling Stones broke windows and clashed with police Wednesday night. It was the second night violence has accompanied a Stones'concert. The confrontation started after nearly 10,080 concert tick- ethoWen had been admitted to the Tucson Community Center. Those left outside without tick- eta began to "surge forward," trying to find ways to enter the hall, said Police Lt. Robert Grant. Police officers reported they were hit with bricks, stones, cans and bottles. Tear gas was eventually used to disperse the crowd which had fanned out around the center complex. Six persons were reported arrested. Community Center director Robert Thompson said damage was approximately $3,000. Sen. Kennedy Might Consider Invitation On McGovernTicket WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy never has been in the race for a spot on the Democratic presidential ticket this year, but neither is he wholly out of it. Kennedy's standing with the party and his future as a national contender are at stake every time he's asked whether he would accept the nomination for president or vice president. Perhaps that explains why he never seems to fully answer the question, On Tuesday, the Boston Globe quoted the Massachusetts senator as saying he would "not exclude the possibility" of accepting the vice presidential nomination on a ticket headed by Sen. George S. McGovern if that seems to be the only winning combination. On Wednesday, Kennedy added, "But I don't believe that's a reasonable situation or a foreseeable one. I can't foresee any circumstances under which I might accept." A Kennedy aide said privately, "You could postulate some considerations under which he might do it and you're bound to arrive at one to which he would have to say 'Yes.' He also has said that he might run for president if it looked like George Wallace was going to get the nomination. "But that's not the same as saying he's running, or even interested," the aide said. The remote possibility that Kennedy might consider a vice presidential invitation on a ticket with McGovern seemed significant in that it came at the time of a struggling "stop McGovern" movement within the Democratic party. Last Sunday Rep. Wilbur Mills, himself an announced presidential candidate, pre- SEN. TEDDY KENNEDY dieted McGovern would fail to win the nomination and the convention was likely to turn to Kennedy instead. Mills said he might even be willing to accept a vice presidential nomination on a Kennedy ticket. Kennedy said he was "flattered" but still wasn't running. Kennedy probably has it within his power to atop this move against McGovern, but he seriously questions whether it is necessary. And running for vice president would hardly be the way. "What 'stop McGovern' movement?" one Kennedy staff member asked. "You hear lot about it. but I don't see it. It's a movement without a leader." Kennedy himself said he felt McGovern was "within an eyelash" of winning the nomination. "History teaches that anyone who is this cloae ia vir- tualy certain to succeed." If he felt there was a possibility that the party's Southern and conservative wing could scuttle McGovern, Kennedy most likely could beat it by seriously offering himself for the vice presidency. But this would take Kennedy out of consideration for the presidency this year. Because many observers believe Kennedy may have to step in and save the party if the convention deadlocks, this would be like saying "no" to the convention before it ever has a chance to ask him. In addition, the vice presidency holds little allure for Kennedy, and the physical dangers for which he has expressed concern would be just as great in either spot. A direct endorsement by Kennedy also might be enough to stop McGovern's enemies on the right, but still wouldn't erase the speculation about Kennedy. President Of Mexico Visits U.S. WASHINGTON (AP»-President Nixon received Mexican President Luis Echeverria today and declared that Mexican- American friendship is "an indispensable cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy." The 50-year old Mexican chief of state arrived by helicopter at the White House and received full military honors at the start of a visit that includes extended talks with Nixon. Echeverria, speaking through an interpreter, told Nixon of what he described as the grave responsibilities of leaders of both the industrialized and the developing countries. Maximum protocol has been ordered by Nixon for the two- day state visit by Echeverria, starting with an elaborate White House welcoming ceremony that includes full military honors. Echeverri will also address a joint session of Congress. He was at Camp David Wednesday night. Trade, drug control and other bi-lateral problems are on the agenda for the two presidents, although there are strong indications that a hidden element—Nixon's re-election bid- also is playing a role in the summit scenario. American sources concede that Nixon hopes that a successful visit by Echeverria will help to woo-some Mexican- American votes for Nixon in the November election. Two Odessa Boys Looking For Home ODESSA, Tex. (AP)—Two small boys—handsome and well nourished—are looking for a home after being abandoned by their mother at a day care center here. The older boy, Mike, 4, cannot tell authorities his last name and refers to his younger brother as "Woss," which may be Ross. They were left at a West Odessa day care center two weeks ago by a woman who said she would return in a couple of hours. Ector County Atty. Bill McCoy has filed a petition in state district, court to have the children declared dependent and neglected so the county can obtain legal custody of them. If relatives are not located, the children will be placed with temporary foster parents for two years before they may be legally adopted. The supervisors of Children's Services, Phil Moser, said they could give no further details except that the woman spoke English and had a fair complexion. Moser said the nursing home violated state standards by not getting the mother's name and address and the children's medical history. 122 U.S. Solons Briefed On Arms Curbs By Nixon %-t&j.'.«^ •; •~-« t ^< ."^** ' ' * "- HORSE SHOW WINNERS-With five neighboring counties participating in the Gray County 4-H Invitational ,Borse Show last-night, Pampa entries trotted off with the two top prizes. Patsy Kelly (top) showed the grand champion mare and was awarded a buck-stitch halter. Sue Smith (bottom) exhibited the grand champion gelding with a saddle blanket prize. Invitations went to Armstrong, Ochiltree, Donley, Carson and Collingsworth counties. Patsy, 18, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Kelley, 1715 Christine. Sue, 13, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Smith who live north of the city. (Staff Photo) Congressional Contest Moving Into 'Warm-Up' The race between Pampa congressman Bob Price and Wichita Falls congressman Graham Purcell for the seat in the new 13th Congressional District began to "warm up" this week. Reports from Washington say Price levelled an attack Wednesday at Purcell, charging that he was stalling legislation to the detriment of cattle raisers and to the benefit of the National Meat Cutters Union. Purcell is chairman of the House Livestock and Grains Committee. Price, also a member of the subcommittee, charged that Purcell is "purposely sitting" on legislation "needed to put Texas cattlemen and small meat plants at the mercy of the union." The legislation would boost the federal government's share of the cost for state meat inspection programs from 50 per cent to 80 per cent. Price supports the measure. Purcell has not revealed his position on the bill, according to the Washington report. Price charged that as chairman of the subcommittee, Purcell is responsible for failure of the committee to act on the bill. Proponents of the legislation, including Price, contend that increased funding by the federal government is the only thing that can save state meat inspection programs from extinction. The alternative would be federal meat inspection program!:, which Price claimed is what the union wants. WASHINGTON ( P) - President Nixon asked Congress today to approve by Sept. 1 the arms curbs he initialed in Moscow so broader disarmament talks can begin in October. Speaking informally, Nixon appeared before dozens of congressmen at what he termed an unprecedented briefing session in the State Dining Room of the White House. He had invited 122 legislators to attend and to question the sometimes elusive Henry A. Kissinger, Nixon's national security advisor. Most of the invited Senate and House members showed up. In urging approval by Sept. 1 of a treaty with the Soviets limiting defensive strategic arms and a companion executive agreement to curb offensive missiles, Nixon added he was not suggesting it should take that long. But in any case, he said, he was hopeful the way could be cleared for the beginning of talks in October on broadening limitations on offensive weapons. The chief executive also urged his audience to fund a bigger defense program, saying the Soviets have made it clear "they are going forward with offensive programs." Should the United States stand pat, or disarm unilaterally, the Soviets no longer would have any incentive to negotiate further arms curbs, he said. The early-morning appearances by Nixon and Kissinger marked the latest administration maneuver in seeking congressional approval of "first step" arms accords. It was believed to be the largest congressional briefing session ever held at the White House. Those invitea included all members of the five key committees directly involved in considering: —The Moscow treaty to limit defensive strategic missiles, subject to approval by two- thirds of the Senate. —A companion five-year executive agreement to curb offensive missiles for which Nixon seeks a majority vote in both houses. Nixon could only remain with the legislators long enough to make opening remarks at the 9 a.m. meeting, the White House said, because of his participation in arrival ceremonies an hour later for visiting President Luis Echeverria Alvarez of Mexico. However, Kissinger, the President's adviser for national security affairs and a principal architect of administration approaches to Moscow and Peking, promised to be available for a lengthy question-and- answer session. The administration's eagerness to publicize its viewpoint on the arms agreements was emphasized by the fact that a number of newsmen were invited to sit in on the entire briefing. Inasmuch as Kissinger has steadfastly declined to testify to congressional hearings, his willingness to appear before five committees at once—but away from Capitol Hill—marked still another turn in administration lobbying efforts. Invited to hear Nixon and Kissinger were members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Senate and House Armed Services Committees and the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. By coincidence, none of the current frontrunners for the Democratic presidential nomination is a member of any of these panels. However, two who rank farther down the list of candidates, Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine and Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington, were invited by reason of their membership on the Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, respectively. . The Senate Foreign Relations Committee plans to begin hearings on the arms package Monday, with Secretary of State William P. Rogers to begin presentation of the administration's case. Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said Wednesday he intends to support the arms curbs all the way but opposes increased spending for new weapons systems. First Lady To Be Honored At Meet HOUSTON (API - First Lady Pat Nixon will be honored here Friday night at a national convention of young business leaders. The Future Business Leaders of America, an organization of high school pupils enrolled in business and office programs, will present Mrs. Nixon with an honorary life membership in the organization. About 1,600 young people are expected for the meeting. From Houston Mrs. Nixon will fly to Los Angeles to attend a dinner party Saturday night. U.S. Halts Air Strikes During Soviet Chiefs Visit To Hanoi SAIGON (AP) - The United States temporarily suspended bombing raids near Hanoi today as a goodwill gesture to- Governor Says State Will Get More Federal Welfare Money AUSTIN, Tex. !AP) - Gov. Preston Smith's secret was out today as the legislature resumed hearings on requests for state government spending. The secret, unknown even to Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes and House Speaker Rayford Price, was that Texas was going to get an extra 1125 million in federal welfare money. Smith told a joint session about it Wednesday, an hour after the legislature convened to write a budget for the fiscal year starting Sept. 1. After the governor's 40-minute speech and a lunch break, Senate-House committee hearings began on proposed government spending, and a full schedule of hearings was planned through Friday afternoon. Approximately half of Smith's 361 appointments were on the agenda for the first meeting of the Senate Nominations Committee, but controversial appointments such as Secretary of State Bob Bullock were to be heard later. The governor presented a H-1 billion budget which would include U22.9 million from the general revenue fund and emphasized again that "there will be no new taxes signed into law." He said he first made that commitment June 20, 1971. "It was a pledge that had nothing to do with politics. And, it is a pledge which will be honored," said Smith, who was defeated for re-election. His proposed budget, which he claimed would leave a balance of |11 2 million in the state treasury, contained specific provisions for "breaking the welfare cycle." Smith recommended a $1 million appropriation for the Department of Public Welfare to develop experimental child development and day care centers and a $1.7 million appropriation to study childhood development and to deliver health and nutritional care to the poor. "It is absolutely imperative that we do whatever is necessary to insure that the 300,000 children of welfare families in Texas do not become the second and third and even fourth generation of welfare recipients," the governor said. The governor also recommended spending 177 million for a state-funded food stamp program to improve the "quality of life for poor people." His proposal provides for the state taking over the cost of the 28 county food stamp programs now in operation and adding the other 226 counties at the rate of about 20 a month. It had been expected that Smith would have to recommend welfare financing for only eight months to avoid a tax bill, but the governor said the federal government had agreed to funnel $125 million to Texas for social services to past, present and future welfare recipients. Obstacles which had blocked the funding had been worked out, Smith said. They included a requirement that only one state agency can provide the "social services." These services are performed by a number of agencies in Texas, including the welfare department, mental hospitals and prisons. ward the Soviet Union, highly placed U.S. sources reported. Soviet President Nikolai V. Podgorny is visiting the North Vietnamese capital and diplomats in Moscow believe he is trying to work out some peace arrangement. U.S. warplanes were out over North Vietnam today but they were striking far south of Hanoi in the southern sector of North Vietnam. Informants said it was likely that the suspension of bombing around Hanoi would last only while Podgorny was there. In a stopover in Calcutta, Podgorny said Wednesday that "the Vietnam problem should be immediately solved. America should cease bombing.'' U.S.-jets struck in northern sections of North Vietnam on Wednesday, smashing 14 more bridges, leaving fuel depots in flames and wrecking scores of warehouses, supply trucks, railroad cars and radar vans, the U.S. Command announced. More than 230 strikes were flown, the command said. It reported a Navy A7 Corsair was shot down by a surface-to- air missile during a night raid, and the pilot is missing U.S. B52 bombers began their second week of saturation raids around the North Vietnamese port of Dong Hoi in a campaign to wreck war materials believed destined for an attack on Hue. More than 200 B52s dropped 500 tons of explosives on three sides of Dong Hoi. Hue is 90 miles to the southeast. In South Vietnam, fighting was reported light around An Loc, 60 miles North of Saigon, but North Vietnamese gunners doubled their fire on the provincial capital. Field reports said about 600 shells hit the city during the 24-hour period ending at dusk Wednesday, double the daily average for the past several days. One American adviser said there is no longer any serious fight ing at An Loc. Inside Today's News Pages Abby 3 Classified 11-17 Comics 14 Crossword 4 Editorial .4 On the Record j Sport* 15 Women'* Newt j

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