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Friday, July 25, 1969
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Where to Find Its 13 15 TV, Radio 4-S Weather 4-S Women 11 COMICS Editorials Markets THE WEATHER-Partly cloudy through Saturday with chance of showers tonight and Saturday. High today about 85; low to^ night about 65. Sunrise 6:02; sunset 8:39. The Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon Des Moines, Iowa, Friday Morning, July 25, 1969—26 Pages—Two Sections Price 10 Cents STREAK HONE IN BLAZE OF GLORY FROM VOYAGE TO THE NOON Kennedy to B& Arraigned Today Viet Wounds Worse Than Other Wars TED WAIVES A HEARING IN CRASH CASE Faces Trial If He Pleads Innocent HEROES' WELCOME By William M. Carley „ (Reprinted From the Wall Street Journal) A dark speck appears in the western sky, ablaze with the hot afternoon sun. Within a minute, the speck becomes a big Lockheed Starlifter jet gently landing on the airstrip, its wings drooping like a tired seagull. The Starlifter has just completed a 7,000-mile flight from Japan to Kelly Air Force Base in Texas, bringing badly wounded servicemen back from the Vietnam war. The flight dramatizes one positive aspect of the war: Thanks to speedy evacuation and excellent medical care, many of the wounded who never would have made it back alive from earlier wars are returning alive from Vietnam. But the plane's mercy flight also underscores a grim fact about the Vietnamese war: In many cases, the men are coming back with wounds far worse than those suffered by survivors of earlier wars. On the Starlifter, for example, are young soldiers Burned over as much as 70% of their bodies. With months of care and plastic surgery, some men can return to a semblance of normal living. * ••'•'' But for many the price of survival will be to go through the rest of their lives badly mutilated. "We're saving them, but I don't know for what," says one Army medical officer. | fore a crowd of newsmen 81% Survive Wounds [Thursday night by Kennedy's The increase in the percentage of soldiers who survive their i cnief defense lawyer, Robert G. wounds is impressive.- The Army, which accounts for more Clark, jr. EDGARTOWN, MASS. (AP) Senator Edward M. (Ted) j Kennedy will appear in court this morning for arraign- m e n t on a charge of leaving the scene of his auto ac- ciden t last weekend in which a young secretary died. The a n- EDWARD nouncement KENNEDY was made be- casualties than any other service, reports that more than 81% of its wounded men are surviving in Vietnam compared with 74% in the Korean war and 71% in World War II. thus far, about 237,000 men in all the U.S. armed services | in Vietnam have been wounded and have survived. As in any war, many of the wounds are slight. About half the 237,000 had injuries so minor they didn't even require hospitalization. In the case of the more severe wounds, the Army Surgeon General's office says that it's too early to make a "definitive" assessment of the long-term effects. But interviews with doctors and patients at several military hospitals in the U.S., where some of the wounded are brought as early as three days after being hit in Vietnam, show there's no doubt about, the severity of the patients' wounds. Besides the speedy medical attention in Vietnam that saves a lot of badly wounded men, many wounds are simply more severe to begin with. High-powered rifles are one cause. vBullets fired from the "burp guns" commonly used against'U.S. troops in the Korean war traveled at about 1,600 feet per second, but bullets fired from the AK-47 rifles being used against U.S. forces in Vietnam travel at about 2,400 feet per second. Because a bullet's speed is important in determining its wounding power, this increase often makes the difference between a minor wound and a devastating injury, experts say. Deadly at Distance "At 100 yards, you can almost catch the burp gun shell with a pitcher's mitt, but at the same range an AK-47 can kill WOUNDED - Please turn to Page Two Uphold'Tap' Of Phone in Threat Case More court PAGE 22. stories: By James Risser The Iowa\ Supreme Court Thursday upheld the use of a WILL RELEASE 'DOLLY!'MOVIE By Harold Heffernan (North American Newspaper Alliance) HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. "Hello, Dolly!", Hollywood's most famous picture-prisoner, has finally sprung its bonds and will be free for theatrical "pen register" device to record '~™" telephone numbers dialed by a ' woman suspected of making threatening calls. In a split decision, the court ordered Polk County District Court to consider evidence obtained by the device. The pea register, hooked onto the telephone line of the •aspect, recorded the telephone numbers she called but did not record the actual conversations. The Supreme Court's 6-to-2 decision said this did not violate the constitutional rights of the suspect, even though the pen register was attached to her line by the telephone com- release during the coming holi- pany without her consent or knowledge. The case involves a charge against Mrs. Marlene James of Des Moines, accused of making a threatening telephone call Oct. 8,1967, to Mrs. Marilou J. McMurray, also of Des Moines. Mrs. McMurray has testified TELEPHONE Please turn to Page A me season. World premiere of the $24- million plus screen version of Broadway's most successful musical, will take place at the New York Riviera Theater in time to reap the Christmas to New Year's trade. . The word that 20th Century Fox and David Merrick, the stage show's producer, had come to an agreement whereby the movie could be released even though the stage run of "Hello, Dolly!" starring Pearl Bailey and an all-black cast still was packing them in, came from an authoritative stu- It capped a day of conferences at Kennedy's home Squaw Island, near the Kennedy family compound on Cape Cod, between the senator and several of his closest friends and political advisers. Details of the court appearance were worked oat Thursday evening at a meeting between Dukes County Prosecutor Walter E. Steele, Clark and Kennedy's two other defense lawyers, Steele said. The two other defense attorneys are Clark's son, Robert G. lark III, and Richard J. McCaron. Kennedy will have three options when arraigned: He can plead guilty, innocent or no contest. If he pleads innocent, he eventually will be brought to trial. If he pleads guilty or no contest, the next step is sentencing. Under Massachusetts law, persons convicted of leaving the scene of an accident can KENNEDY- Please turn to Page Nine Reveal Kennedy Conviction in '58 © The Waihinfllon Post WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Edward M. Kennedy, when he was a law student at the University of Virginia, was con- in of the Virginia State Police. He was arrested for driving with his lights off, passing a red light and operating at excessive speed, police said. Exciting Day Sets Tone of Nixon'sTour More Apollo stories: PAGE I. By Richard Wilson (Th» R«flU»«r'» Weihlnafon Correspondent) EN ROUTE WITH NIXON In a swinging mood, President Nixon watched the Apollo astronauts splash down in mid-Pacific Thursday and then went to Guam to prepare for the Asian leg of his world-girdling tour, j The President's spirits were ' a strange, hands-off hero's wcl- lifted by the great success of come from their smiling Pres- the moon landing and safe re- ident SAFE RETURN TO EARTH BY ASTRONAUTS President Greets i Isolated Heroes ABOARD USS HORNET (AP) — Three Americans who took mankind to the moon returned safely home Thursday to Angry DM. Residents Mutt 'Vigilante' Action By Michael Sorkin Angry residents of a northwest Des Moines neighborhood— who say they receive inadequate police protection—Thursday night discussed forming a vigilante-type group to cope with victed of reckless driving 1958, according to records vandals. About 20 residents of the 3100 and 3200 blocks of Fifty-seventh street met for three hours. Some of the participants suggested "taking matters into our own hands jf something isn't done." Fifteen persons signed a petition they said would be sent to Police Chief Wendell E. Nichols and Mayor Thomas Urban, ask. ing for "more police protection." Complain to Police The residents said they have been complaining to police since last spring about vandals, window peepers, thefts, and loud, late-night parties. "One family in particular has been subjected to all kinds of thievery, haying their garage Potomac Fever dio source. The payoff to Marrick was said to be close to $1,200,000. Neither seller nor buyer had any idea when they signed four years ago that "Hello, Dolly!" could sustain its "live" popularity over such a lengthy period, hence 20th-Fox went straight to the task of shooting the picture. It has been finished almost a year. WASHINGTON, D.C.-It's a real compliment for Russia to send the Luna to try to get some moon dirt—shows they worship the ground our astronauts walk on. Everybody had a holiday Monday but the astronauts. They invented something new—earthlighting, In spite of what you hear, Ted Williams doesn't demand affection from his Senators—he'd be satisfied if only half of the pitchers batted .400. A Belleville, 111., man was arrested because he spanked kids who rode bikes on the sidewalk. Heck, he was just fighting crime in the streets—starting at the bottom. Chief Justice Burger says he'll be the chief justice for everybody. Golly—that's what Abe Fortas wanted to be. Congress is working up to another vacation! Congressmen are tryjng to prove that slack is beautiful. — Jack Wilson broken into time after time, and telephone wires cut," the petition said. Residents, most of whom declined to be quoted by name, said they were perplexed by the "lack of police protection." The group met at the home of Glen Laufferd, 3120 Fifty-seventh st. One man read a list of suggestions he said had been supplied by the Police Department "and other individuals." "Maybe they (the police) want us to have our own police academy with our own super visor," said one disgruntled man. "If we're going to follow all of these instructions," another complained, "maybe we don't need the police. Maybe we should just handle things our own way." Window Peeper One man told the group he caught a window peeper and PROTECTION- Please turn to Page Five GUT POWER TO 19 FAMILIES By Veryl Sanderson Nineteen families, including turn, and he will now carry this mood into his meeting with Asian leaders beginning in Manila Saturday. Success docs not yet attend the other ventures Nixon will now explore to find the shape of a new post-Vietnam Asian policy. A trip to South Vietnam next week to talk to President Nguyen Van Thieu is not ruled out, although it is stated there are no plans for it. Banter With Men What stands out about the President's banter with enlisted men and officers aboard the carrier Hornet —which received the descended astronauts — was his effort to create the atmosphere of optimism and success. The tone of his trip has been set by his distinctly middle- class behavior as if he were one of those forgotten average NIXON- Please turn to Page Five Packages for yYanfe P.O.W.S WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The United States has arranged send packages to American prisoners of war in North Vietnam by way of Moscow, the Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. (Buzz) Alcirin, jr., and Michael Collins splashed into the Polynesian waters of the Pacific in Columbia at 11:50 time) just nine miles from this aircraft carrier. Sprayed, Rubbed They were sprayed and rubbed with disinfectant and were kept away from their President in the most bizarre welcome a nation ever accorded returning heroes. President Nixon hailed their feat as he stood on a blue carpel outside the silver isolation van in which the astronauts were immediately shielded from the world by metal and glass. . Smiling broadly at the three fresh faces in the window, the President said, "This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation. "As a result of what you, have done," he told them,' "the world has never been closer together." The end of man's first voyage to another planet ended with a splash and a bump 950 miles southwest of Hawaii—eight days, three hours State Department Thursday. In a statement, ment appealed to announced ! and 18 minutes after it began ! from Cape Kennedy, Fla. the depart- North Viet- After a quick medical examination, the astronauts were nam to deliver the packages to |declared to be in "great shape." the men even if they were re- The President made no for- ceived in Hanoi after Aug. 15 — mal statement. He chatted with more than 50 children, were | a cutoff date announced by j the astronauts informally by without electricity to operate refrigerators or gas to cook meals | for some nine hours Thursday INSIDE THE REGISTER when the Iowa Power and Light j not spec i fy any cutof{ date Co. cut off service to the apart- j ment buildings in which they lived. Service to the Motzer Apartments, 1353-55 Ninth st., was restored under emergency procedures late Thursday afternoon. The residents, who included many mothers receiving aid to dependent children (ADC), said they lost nearly all of the perishable food in their refrigerators. Service was discontinued because the utility bill was unpaid by owner R. 0. Swans o n , according to Ralph Schlenker, vice-president in charge of customer service. None of the residents was i FAMILIES- Please turn to Page Five North Vietnam Wednesday. j two-way mVrpphone on the re- The State Department said; cov ery carrieVs hangar deck j the original declaration per- j and invited them to a state din- mitting P.O.W. packages did APOLLO — Please turn to Page Four Cooler, Drier Air Moves Into State Check Up on Medicaid Iowa had an ideal summer day Thursday as cooler and .considerably drier air moved into the state under clear skies. A comfortable 86-degree reading at Council Bluffs and Iowa City was the state high and in no place did the temperature reach 90. Des "Moines had a high of 83 and relative humidity IOWA DENTISTS' head reveals readings that hovered near and plan i'or self-policing by a below 50 per cent, "" system Page !• i Other highs included 85 at La- mom and Sioux City; 84 at Ma- POLICEMAN at Michigan road son City, Waterloo and Spencer; block accidentally shoots, 83 at Ottumwa; 82 at Burling- kills decorated Vietnam vet- ton, Cedar Rapids and Daven- eran Page 7 port, and 80 at Dubuque. WIREPHOTO (AP) Glad to Be Home Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, smiled from the mobile quarantine facility aboard the aircraft carrier Hornet Thursday shortly after the spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean to end to* epic moon voyage. A PAGE OF PICTURES: Page 3. '

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