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THE NEWS, Frederick, Maiybuid a. if» P«te A-3 Mental Health Director Quits In Fiery Protest W A S H I N G T O N (AP) Long-simmering unrest within the federal health establishment has burst to the surface with the fiery resignation of the government's chief psychiatrist and his public firing two hours later by tiie Nixon administration. The forced departure Tuesday of Dr. Stanley F. Yolles, a career government physician and director of the National Institute of Mental Health, capped months of barely concealed fighting among federal medical officials. The main issues have been alleged political intervention in scientific matters, scanty budgets, and faltering leadership from President Nixon's men. Yolles' letter of resignation and hot denunciation came less than an hour after Dr. Roger 0. Egeberg, the administration's chief physician, assured newsmen he was successfully treating bureaucratic health problems. It provided further political Southern Baptists Elect Moderate New President DENVER (AP) -- Southern Baptists, their convention disrupted at one point by black demonstrators, Monday beat off efforts to penalize their social- action agency for its exploration into modern moral trends. They also elected a North Carolina pastor, the Rev. Dr. Carl E. Bates of Charlotte, as their new president. He won on the first ballot over four other candidates. Described as a reconciling moderate, he succeeds the Rev. Dr. W. A. Criswell of Dallas, Tex., who had been a focus of controversy because of his insistence on belief in the infallibility of the Bible. Both actions were seen as reflecting a mood for unifying diverse forces in the 11.5-million- member Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant body. At one point, amid the singing of ahumn, "Blessed Assurance," 14 black students from Metro State College here marched up on the stage, demanding time to speak, after it had been refused them by convention officials. The convention overrode objections of the Rev. Ernest Webb of Oklahoma City, and voted to give them 10 minutes. " Almighty God, speak to the hearts of this bigoted people," prayed one of the group, Jeff Thomas, as he opened his remarks. "Bring down the spirit of Jesus Christ to open their minds and ears." Amid loud booing from the massed assembly of 12,000, he charged that the big, overwhelmingly white, southern- based denomination includes "people who have castrated, raped and maimed black people." He said "black people are the conscience of this nation," and he charged that the churches were only "tinkling bells and cymbals with no real backbone because of fears that some wealthy parishioner will withdraw support." "Christianity has been twisted and perverted all out of shape from what Christ meant it to be," he added. "Jesus believed in people, the smallest, most insignificant life on this planet, not in money. "We don't want your money. We demand that you live up to the precepts of Jesus Christ." Afterward, the Rev. Lee Porter, of Houston, who was presiding, invited the group to stay and observe the convention at work and "I think you'll find it is moving in positive directions in the area of race." The twin moves to punish the denomination's social - action agency, the Christian Life Commission, arose because of its sponsorship of a seminar in Atlanta last fall featuring debates with a Playboy magazine representative and an advocate oj "situation ethics." mbarassment for embattled Jealth Secretary Robert H. Finch, who just spent two weeks ecovering from fatigue attributed in part to the stresses of unning the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Finch's leadership has been juestioned by his own employes and reportedly by the White House. Yolles, in his letter of resigna- ion, accused the administration of "abandonment of the mentally ill" and alleged unnecessary ludget cuts, and program decentralization to political hands n HEW regional offices. He fur- her complained of research curbs, abnegation of responsibility for drug-abuse control, and ·partisan political considerations" in selecting government scientific officials. Finch condemned the "intemperate" tone of Yolles' let- ;er and declined the psychiatrist's offer of a July 1 resignation. Instead, Yolles was fired on the spot. Yolles had agreed Monday to resign after Finch aides told him he was no longer wanted. "But we had to sack him on he spot after seeing that let- :er," said Frederic V. Malek, HEW deputy undersecretary. Finch said Yolles' allegations were without foundation and "grossly distort the position of liis administration in the mental health area." "Dr. Yolles has consistently shown a complete unwillingness to cooperate in this department's planning for more effective mental health programs," Finch added. Finch appointed Dr. Bertram Brown to succeed Yolles in a move aides said was designed to counter charges of a firing for partisan political purposes. Brown, presently deputy director of NIMH, is a protege of Yolles, who headed the agency for six years. Both are Democrats. WAKE UP! HAS YOUR ROOF SEEN BETTER DAYS? Spring showers may be t good for gardens but bad for houses! We carry -BIRD ARCHITECT MARK 25 Shingles With jumbo granules for better looks and longer life. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 7:0 ° A - M - To 5:CO *· M 7;00 A M Tp , 2 N 0 on Saturday Plenty FREE Parking Space FREDERICK BRICKWORKS.INI 184 East South St. MO 2-1153 ON-THE-JOB TRAINING--Dr. Stuart Rhien, 23, an intern at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, got some practice Monday--as he checked his recently born trip- lets held by wife, Judy, 23. Although children were born at his place of employment, he did not help at the birth. (AP Wirephoto) Gama Goat Army Truck Costs Hit WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army's Gama Goat Truck, at latest count ^370 million more expensive than the original $69 million estimate, has gotten scant attention in the billion dollar overrun controversies over such projects as the C5 super transport. Still, Sen. William Proxmire says the Gama Goat is one of "the strangest cases ever to come before this committee," that is, the Wisconsin Democrat's joint economic subcommittee, which is at the eye of overrun controversies. Elmer B. Staats, U.S. comptroller general and head of the watchdog Government Accounting Office, says the Gama Goat "is a prominent example of buying something before you know what you really want." A bench mark in the six-year- plus history of the radically different vehicle was its design by Ling-Temeo-Vaught. The Army was presented with the design, which it then used as the basis for competitive bidding. LTV won, Proxmire and his staff doubt there could have been any genuine competition. From there the Gama Goat fell three years behind schedule, went from its original prototype size, little larger than a jeep, to a 7.5-ton vehicle, roughly the weight of the largest general use truck in Army service, and jumped from a ^69 million project to $439 million. The original S69 million was only an estimate, the Army says. On the basis of this figure, says Proxmire, who constantly plugs for more rigorous and accurate cost projections, there has been a 93 per cent unit cost hike, or overrun. The Army says once development was completed, the individual truck cost has only gone up 8 per cent. Army spokesmen defend the doubling of unit price saying it was treading new ground, asking for a unique overland truck with six wheels in two box-like sections connected by an "articulating joint" which gives with the terrain. It's supposed to go 55 m.p.h. swim and survive para- cute drops as well. PLENTIFUL PEACHES Almost one-half of the world's supply of peaches is produced in the United States, where it ranks second only to the apple in importance, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Arab Guerrilla Rockets Kill 2 Israeli Children TEL AVIV (AP) - Areb guerrillas in Jordan fired two waves of rockets into the frontier town of Beit Shean today, killing two schoolchildren and wounding at least seven others, the Israeli military command announced. They were the third group of casualties among Israeli schoolchildren in two weeks. Another rocket attack on Beit Shean Monday killed a schoolgirl, and a guerrilla ambush of a school- bus on the Lebanese border killed eight children and four adults on May 22. In the first attack across the Jordan River today, one rocket crashed into a house, killing a 9*year-old girl, while others wounded frree girls a n d s. 38- year-old woman. An hour and a half later, several more of the Soviet Katyu- sha rockets were fired at the town and at least one hit a school building, killing a boy and wounding four of his classmates, initial reports said. .. The reports said the rocket seta classroom afire, and police and rescue workers were searching for more victims. Israeli forces returned the fire, but there was no immediate word on the results. Rockets also struck the settlement of Moaz Haim, two miles from Beit Shean, but no casualties were reported. A bomb exploded in Jerusalem early today, a few hours before the start of the official celebration of the third anniversary of Israel's conquest of the Arab sector. There were no casualties in the blast. Although the third anniversary does not come until Sunday on the Gregorian calendar used by most other nations, the Jewish calendar used by Israel puts the date today. Explosives also were set off on two popular Israeli beaches, but again there were no casualties. Raiding Israeli warplanes returned safely late Tuesday from their fifth strike in 24 hours against Egyptian targets along the Suez Canal, the military, "· command said. The five attacks pounded Egyptian positions f or '. ^ , 11 hours, the military said. In Cairo, a military spokesman claimed that one Israeli , - . Skyhawk was downed in the ', raids. He said five Egyptian sol- , i diers were killed and five . wounded. The Israelis have intensified their attacks against Egyptian ; positions on the canal, trying to, block placement of Soviet antiaircraft missiles there. Air missions into Egypt this week were the most prolonged since i " the 1967 war, the Israeli state s radio said. In other action along the ca- ral, tv.'c Israeli soldiers were ; killed and six wounded when their vehicle struck a land mine. In Damascus, Syria and Alge- ' ria issued a joint communique, after four days of meetings and called for unification of Arab ~ ' war efforts. But guerrilla groups meeting ; in Cairo appeared headed for a" showdown with a splinter group, ' the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Guerrilla chief Yasser Arafat has proposed a unified guerrilla military command, but the splinter group is demanding " that all guerrilla organizations be represented equally on a central committee, according to Cairo press reports. The Popular Front claimed responsibility for the May 22 attack on the schoolbus, an attack which Arafat's Palestine Liber-' ation Organization denounced. At the United Nations, Soviet. Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko said in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General U Thant that the Russians will press in the , next General Assembly meeting for Israel's withdrawal from occupied Arab territory. TheU.N. Security Council res- - olutionofNov. 22, 1967, calls for . Israeli withdrawal, but Israel. ? · has refused to pull back unless * the Arabs agree to make peace. Father's Day, June 21st LIGHTWEIGHT SUITS IN MOST-WANTED DACRON® BLENDS at specially reduced prices! 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