Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 4, 1975 · Page 9
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 9

Lubbock, Texas
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Friday, April 4, 1975
Page 9
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•A—LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Friday Morning, April 4. 1975 trig Playpen 9 Vietnamese Orphans To U.S. SAN FRANCISCO.. (AP) — Vietnamese orphans played and gaze<i with f wide-eyed fascination Thursday as dozens of gentle volunteers fussed and coo«d at them in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge. Just two days ago, the children were in endangered Saigon where a World Airways jet defied orders and took off with them to a new life. There was confusion about the exact number of orphans on the plane. Armi officials said Thursday that 58 arrived here. But Charles Patterson, senior vice president of the airline that flew the orphans to the United States, said 52 orphans svere on the flight and three children accompanied by their mothers. Two orphans were left at the U.S. Air Force base in Xokota, Japan, because they were malnourished and duhy- drated. Trie preadoplcd orphans were flown Into Oakland International Airport aboard a jet turned into a giant, flying playpen Wednesday night, then bused about 20 miles to a reserve barracks at, the 6th Army Presidio in San Francisco, on the edge of San Fancisco Bay. Four of the children were hospitalized Thursday with ailments said to be nonserioiis. At the Presidio, volunteers tried to settle the children down but many of the orphans — TIME FOR, GAMES—Two of the. orphans brought to the United States from Saigon in a 25 ; hour airplane dash across the Pacific, have some fun with a t'risbee as they play in a building at the San Francisco Presidio on Thursday. They were taken to the Presidio after the World 1 Airways plane carrying them landed at Oakland airport late Wednesday night. (AP Wirepuhoto) Water Import Authority Due Study ranging from babes in arms to lively 11-and 12-year-olds — were excited .and couldn't sleep on the thick mattresses laid down on the floor of the barracks. They were to be transported to their new homes by the weekend. "It was like a giant playground," said Sfit. Ronald Renouf. "I never saw so many happy kids in my life. Many were looking at and playing with toys they didn't even know existed. It was like out of ,a dream for- them." iRenouf said it took more than four bout's to get some of the children calmed down enough to get to sleep. Meanwhile, an executive of the Quaker-run American Friends Service Committee expressed, alarm over reported plans to "bring another 2,000 Vietnamese children to this country, some of whom "might not be orphans." •...'. Jae Barton, head of the group's ' Indochina program ;of philanthropies,, '-said, -she has worked inside Vietnamese, orphanages and thaj. the. parents or relatives'of children flown to Hie" United States will y be "horribly upset" when they find the tots . gone. She excluded tlie children who arrived, Wednesday night. President Ford said at a news conference Thursday in San Diego that he had ordered the U.S.- Embassy in Saigon to "cut red tape" standing in the way of evacuating orphan from South Vietnam. He said he also had ordered all avail nble naval ships to stand off Indochina "to do whatever can be done to-aid "the refugees."- '. } About 25 hours before the i Oakland touchdosvn, DCS pilot Ken He.aly of San Leandrp, Calf., cut a lot of official red tape and left the war-torn country. "I don't care if I lose my license. It would be a cheap IRS To Extend Telephone Tax Service Hours ! With income tax filing season :oming to a close, the internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it-will'extend its ;oll-free telephone tax help lours to accommodate the expected crush of last-minute fil- rs. .A.. ,W. McCanless, district director of. IRS operations in \ T orth Texas, said, that during :he final '.two .weeks .of filing season Texas taxpayers •' will lave'an'extra, 21 arid one-half iours in which ,they can 'phone .lie IRS toll-free for answers to ^heir tax quesstions. .. Saturday,' April 5,.and.Satur day, April l2,< the toll-free lines will, bo jn operation ; h'om 8 a.m. :o 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, :he last day for filing returns, iax experts will be .on; hand to answer questions by phone until 0 -p.m. The IRS' regular; business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.,mv,; Monday .through Friday, will remain the same in, addition to the extended'hours.. Taxpayers can -reach *ie IRS toll-free by dialing SOO-492-4S30 from anywhere in North Texas. This year's tax return'must be postmarked no later than midnight, April 15. 1975. prio? to pay to bring these kids fronj danger to their American families,"-Healy said. Mike Howe, a University of Sah Francisco sociology professor aiding the Friends of Vietnamese Children, which helped sponjnr the shipment of orphan refugees, • said the children were already spoken for and were headed "all over the country." • Howe, who said all the children had been adopted, could not provide the children's destinations. In Sacramento, Calif., Mary Fisher, a mirse who' accompanied six of the orphans oh the pane to Oakland and then Sacramento, said she. already had taken some of them to their new' homes. The-six orphans ranged in age from 2 months to 14 months. . "We waited at the airport (in Saigon) from 8:45 in the morning until 9:30 at night. I think the babies were better at waiting than I was.'' Directors of Water. Inc. will review proposed legislation authorizing a state water: import authority when they ' meet in Lubbock today at. 1:30 p.m. . Such an authority would fill 'a role -similar to that of the Canadian .River Municipal XVa- ter Authority, which buys water from the federal Lake Meredith as the ?20 billion canal-pumping system which has been proposed for importation from the Mississippi, then resell it to local users. The proposed law would es- cities, 'including Lubbock. "Itablish such authorities only ... . . , . .,„ „„ project and sells it to 11 area committee is to meet at .10:30 ,-i.m. Both meetings will be in ,-„•,• ,,\ , •, the Flame Room of Pioneer import authority would upon a vote by residents of the Natural Gas Co 'buy water from a project such laffcclc'd areas. In question will be a law, proposed by state Rep. Felix McDonald of Edinburg which would authorize establishment of a legal entity which could serve as "wholesaler'' for water which many hope will bei Fit is more important thanj durability in children's shoes. 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