The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 8, 1975 · Page 1
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April 8, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 1

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ARCHITECT'S VIEW of the new Builneti Building now under construction on the new Orem campus of Utah Technical College at Provo. A new concept of creating an actual business atmosphere throughout the building for better training of business students is the aim of its planners. New Concept Planned For U-Tech Building A new concept of a business atmosphere, where business actually could be conducted — not the old-style four - walls - and - some - desks scene of the usual classroom. This is a thumbnail description of what the new business building on the Orem campus of Utah Technical College at Provo will be like, according to Dr. Lucille Stoddard, chairman of the Business Division at Utah Tech. "We want to create an atmosphere of an actual business situation, where, for instance, a secretary will actually work after she graduates," said Dr. Stoddard. "If we do, she will be that much more at ease and that much better prepared to do her job." The business building is one of three for which contracts have been let and construction is underway on the new Orem campus, located in the elbow of 1-15 aritfOrem's 12th South, east of the freeway and north of 12th South. The other two are the automotive trades building and the mechanical building which will heat and air condition the campus. Present construction schedule Nations With Oil Gain Win PARIS (UPI) - Oil-producing and developing nations demanded Tuesday that a planned world energy conference in the summer also discuss all basic commodities including food, and an increase in the developing world's living standards. The three-point program was worked out by four oil-producing countries and three developing nations attending a preparatory meeting for the planned world energy parley, conference officials said. Their demand conflicted sharply with the position of the Western industrialized world — represented here by the United States, Japan and the European Eeconomic Community —which wants the summer conference to discuss oil exclusively. France, the host country, originally suggested about 10 participants —the number attending the preparatory conference that opened Monday, counting the nine-nation European Common Market as one. But the United States and other Western nations finally agreed to the developing countries' demand for a broader participation, conference sources said. calls for the beginning of classes in the new business structure by the start of school in the fall of 1976. It's completion will allow the entire business division to move from the Provo campus — where it presently is housed throughout the permanent campus and overlfows into 10 temporary classroom trailers — for the beginning of the 1976-77 school year. The new structure will be two stories, with the second story smaller in enclosed square footage but with open-air sun decks on each end for the remainder of the space. The sun decks will be utilized for a variety of uses when the weather permits, according to the (Continued on Page 5) ' Ford Playing Down Vietnam Aid Request WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford is playing down his proposal for more aid to Vietnam, White House officials said today. They said this is why he has not mentioned his earlier "urgent" request of $300 million in extra arms aid to Saigon during speeches in San Diego Thursday night, San Francisco Friday and Las Vegas Monday. Not since a Thursday noon news conference has Ford publicly called for the arms aid. Instead, the official said, Ford has decided to make his public fight not for arms but for humanitarian aid to refugees and orphans plus those South Vietnamese who identified themselves with the United States during America's involvement with Indochina. These include national and local politicans, teachers, civil servants, intellectuals and others who fear punishment by the North Vietnamese for proAmerican activities. Administration sources said Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger have not dropped their desire that Congress approve the $300 million. They said the decision to play down the request stems from a White House realization that Congress appears so heavily opposed to voting such aid. Rather than allow the aid fight to slow other needed action, Ford has decided to push humanitarian aid, which enjoys far greater chances of congressional approval. Hearings begin today before Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's subcommittee on refugees for $100 million for the homeless in Vietnam and Cambodia. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey said he would request $200 million to be provided through the United Nations and other organizations. The sources said the shift in emphasis from arms to humanitarianism will be reflected in a "state of the world" foreign policy review that Ford is scheduled to deliver to a joint session of Congress Thursday. HEATHER PROVO-SALT LAKE-OGDEN Variable cloudiness through Wednesday, chance of snow showers, especially on bench areas. Continued cool, highs in mid 40s, low tonight near 30. Kennedy Criticizes Lack Of Aid to Viet Refugees WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., today severely criticized the head of the Agency for International Development for not providing substantial funds to the United Nations to help refugees in Communist areas of Vietnam. Pressed by Kennedy in angry tones at a congressional hearing, AID chief Daniel Parker said current legislation prohibits sending funds to North Vietnam. He acknowledged that President Ford was reviewing the matter and therefore he declined to comment. "Would you support an amendment to strike that prohibition," Kennedy asked. Parker tried to avoid a direct answer. "This is a complex set of policy decisions now under consideration by the National Security Council," he said. Sen. Charles Mathias, R- Md., interjected: "The American people want to get aid there to people for whom we are largely responsible. There is a mechanism in being (The U.N. specialized agencies) to give help. Six to eight months from now it may not be important.'' U.S. Rejects New Israeli Ideas By United Press International The United States has rejected new Israeli ideas designed to get negotiations under way again with Egypt on a second-stage troop withdrawal accord in the Sinai Desert, an Israeli newspaper said today. Military sources in Tel Aviv also confirmed press reports that Israel had returned 92 Egyptian prisoners along with 50 of their dependents to Cairo in exchange for the bodies of 39 Israeli soldiers killed in the 1973 Middle East war. The sources said the Egyptian prisoners, including convicted spies and guerrillas, were returned during the past few months. "The United States has rejected as not consolidated new Israeli ideas presented to Washington through the highest diplomatic channels in an effort to renew the American initiative," the Tel Aviv newspaper Ha'aretz reported, quoting officials in Washington. The newspaper said the ideas were presented to American officials in meetings between Foreign Minister Yigal Alton and U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Keating in Israel and between Israeli and American diplomats in Washington. It said the ideas included a. deeper Israeli troop withdrawal in Sinai in exchange for greater political concessions from Egypt. "Secretary of State (Henry A.) Kissinger apparently after checking this with Egypt does not believe that such general ideas can be a basis for a renewed initiative," Ha'aretz .said. In Cairo, diplomatic sources said talks Monday between Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat and Egyptian leaders had helped settle some problems but certain basic differences remained. 102NDYEAR.N0.115 PROVO, UTAH, TUESDAY, APRILS, 1975 $3.00 PER MONTH - PRICE 10 CENTSj Claimed Not Coup SAIGON (UPI) - A young South Vietnamese air force pilot returning from a combat mission bombed President Nguyen Van Thieu's presidential palace today in an apparent rage against Thieu's decision to give up much of South Vietnam without a fight. Thieu and his family escaped unhurt but at least three other persons were killed and four wounded. Thieu called the bombing an isolated attack aimed at killing him and said it was not an attempted military coup. He vowed to stay in office. Authorities fearful that it was an attempted coup imposed a 24- hour curfew on the capital and airborne troops were placed on a special alert. The curfew was lifted after six tense hours during which Saigon resembled a ghost town. Rumors immediately linked Gen. Nguyen Cao Ky, former premier and air force commander with the plot, but Ky was quick to deny responsibility. He did say in a statement issued through his office that Thieu should step down for the good of the country. Military sources said the pilot, North Vietnamese-born Lt. Nguyen Thanh Trung, 26, may have landed his F5 Freedom Fighter somewhere in Communist territory and defected although his whereabouts remained a mystery tonight. Marines Ready for Evacuation WASHINGTON (UPI) - A Marine battalion has been transfered from Okinawa to the Philippines in case it is needed for evacuation operations in Indochina, the Pentagon announced Monday. The 1,800 Marines join 2,500 already available in Southeast Asia. For the past month another marine battalion has been aboard U.S. ships sailing in the Gulf of Thailand in an evacuation task force centered on the helicopter carrier Okinawa. After South Vietnamese troops participated in rape and robbery of South Vietnamese civilian refugees aboard civilian evacuation ships last week, 700 marines were sent to keep order on board four American Navy ships currently being used in the evacuation. In a later incident, armed South Vietnamese took over one of nine private American vessel under U.S. government charter, A spokesman said Monday Marines had now been placed on some of those private vessels, greatly thinning the Marine forces available for evacuation duty elsewhere in Indochina. The spokesman said the additional 1,800 marines had been flown to Subic Bay in the Phillippines. He did not know if they would be put on the evacuation ships or held at Subic Bay. Although President Ford ordered all available Navy ships to head toward Vetnam four days ago, only a handful are yet on station there. As of Monday, nine charter ships were still there, four amphibious ships had sailed to Subic Bay in the Phillippines. Quake Hits North Japan TOKYO (UPI) - A fairly strong earthquake shook northern Japan today, the meteorological agency reported. There were no reports of damage or casualties. National Railway officials said the tremor forced trains to run at reduced speeds in northern Japan. Cambodia Peace Talk Move Gets Underway By United Press International Thai and Cambodian officials disclosed today that Cambodian Premier Long Borel had met with Khmer Rouge representatives in Bangkok Monday in what could be the beginning of a negotiated settlement of the five-year-old Cambodian war. First official word of the talks came from Thai Foreign Minister Chartchai Choon Havan who told of the four-hour meeting but did not acually report that formal negotiations had begun. Cambodian Ambassador Um Sim said today in Washington that the talks came as a relief because Cambodia needs a negotiated settlement. Sim said he had "no first hand information" about the meeting. But he added it "did not come to me as a surprise. We have expected that for some time. I think it comes to us as a relief because at this moment a negotiation is needed to settle the crisis in Cambodia." "You may say that this may lead to a form of surrender," Sim added. "But to us its still a negotiated settlement. We try to get something better than a pure and unconditional surrender." Long Boret, who accompanied President Lon Nol to exile in Indonesia, flew back to Phnom Penh today for talks with government leaders described as "desperate" because of the deteriorating situation. Nonetheless, Cambodia's new President Saukam Khoy vowed today that the government would never surrender to the insurgents, even if the United States cuts off all military aid. But the military situation was desperate The Communists control almost all of Cambodia and have isolated its captial. The rebels today fought their way several hundred yards through the Phnom Penh airport defense perimiter and were reported barely three and a half miles from the airport. Ambassador Sim laid partial blame for the deteriorating situation in Cambodia on the American Congress. He said his soldiers' "morale dipped down a little bit" when it became clear that Congress "would be reluctant to pro vide aid." When asked on the NBC Today Show if he feared a bloodbath if the Communists take control of the entire country, Sim replied: "If it is taken over by the force of arms this (a bloodbath) will happen as it happens already in several places in Cambodia. But if the transfer of power or if the settlement is gradually done through negotiation, then we can avoid the useless killing of people and destruction of property." Jackson Charges Secret Deal WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., charged today the United States made secret agreements with South Vietnam that President Ford has only just discovered. Jackson also accused Ford ot blaming the Congress for reneging on agreements that it has "never heard of." He called on Ford to tell Americans now of any such agreements that have been kept under wraps. In a Senate speech, Jackson said he has been reliably informed that the United States and South Vietnam made "secret agreements, which envision fateful American decisions, yet whose very existence has never been acknowledged." Challenged by freshman Sen. Robert Morgan, D-N.C, to be more specific, Jackson replied, "I have it on the best of information, the best authority, that secret agreements were reached." Then he said of Ford, "I think (Continued on Page 5) Beams Up On Bypass At Sp. Fork Construction workers this morning began installation of the great beams which will form the foundation of the Moark Bypass near Spanish Fork. Tom Law, project engineer, has urged all motorists using the freeway at that point to be cautious during the time the beams are being installed. He said the work will take two or three days, adding that the project may be delayed if the weather does not cooperate. Signs and barricades will be placed at the site, and Utah Highway Patrol troopers will be on duty, but Mr. Law has urged that the public cooperate by maintaining caution when passing the construction. The entire project, he said, should be complete and ready for traffic in September. It was begun last fall. W.W. Clyde Construction Comapny is contractor for the $1.5 million job. All traffic was stopped while the big center beams were lifted into place, lining up traffic for nearly a mile and one half. The large center beams must be held in place by one crane while the beam which reaches from the center to the side is bolted to the center one. Engineers say it will probably take a week before the beams are all in place. One side of the freeway will be done at a time so that traffic may still move through. However, traffic will be moved slowly and with caution. Insurgents Push Back Phnom Penh Defenders PHNOM PENH (UPI) Communist-led insurgents battling government forces on a crucial northwestern defense line 3.5 miles from Phnom Penh's airport pushed the defenders back yard by yard today, military sources reported. The government moved up reinforcements. the airport has been the surrounded city's, only link for fuel and ammunition for the past 67 days and has been under daily sheliings. Military sources said the rebels had inched forward It's 57 Today For Nation's First Lady WASHINGTON (UPI) - Betty Ford turned 57 today — an event that was marked Monday night by an Air Force One party complete with cake. The first lady and presidential counselor Robert Hartmann share April 8 as a birthday and were given the surprise party as President Ford and his group returned from their Easter vacation. Hartman is 58. "It's the best birthday party I've ever had," said Mrs. Ford. Hartmann, munching cake, said something that sounded like "me too." Mrs. Ford laughed and asked him, "What are you doing about your waistline?" The President retorted: "He's eating." Ford worked on the plane carrying the First Family back to Washington from Palm Springs, Calif., until it was only 45 minutes out of Andrews Air Force Base. Then he packed away his papers and nodded for the steward. Reporters, invited in by Ford, saw the steward first carry in a 12 by 18 inch frosted vanilla two layer cake iced with pink and red roses for Mrs. Ford and a similar cake in yellow and green for Hartmann. Each cake bore one candle. several hundred yards today in the growing threat from the northwestern area. Cambodian commanders moved reinforcements aboard Ml 13 amored personnel carriers into the area and said an operation to push back the insurgents would be mounted, but it had not kicked off by midday. Southwest of the capital, fighting continued inside the province town of Kompong Speu and the situation was reported critical. Four miles southeast of Phnom penh insurgents attacked government defense positions and were reported to have gained some ground by late afternoon. The American evacuation of embassy personnel and airlift of food, fuel and. ammunition continued despite .stepped up rocket and artillery fire on Ponchentong Airport, the capital's sole supply link with the outside world. A Cambodian Air Force C123 was hit during one barrage and two Cambodian pilots injured. Official sources said the provincial capital of Kompong Speu, 25 miles west of the capital, was completely surrounded and street battles had broken out. CONSTRUCTION WORKERS at the Moark Junction, just outside Spanish Fork, are shown placing the first of several hwgh beams which will form the junction's over* pass just north of the Spanish Fork Interchange. The task is expected to take two to three days to complete.

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