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PEOPLE In the NEWS Briefly... ted on Ixmdon television that h e h a d smuggled coding instructions and information on radio signals into the Soviet Union. Topless Dancer To Appeal Gd ° ancer Tyra Lea LaRuc, 21, who was fined $300 for dancing topless in a Detroit, Mich., bar, says she will appeal the fine "all the way to the Supreme Court." Miss LaRuc, a 5-foot, 10-inch blonde, who weighs 144 pounds and says she measures 41-28-42, was fined for indecent exposure by Traffic Court referee John G. Carney, who joked: "I find you guilty of driving with nothing on your bosoms." Miss LaRue said she will appeal the fine because dancers in Detroit burlesque houses arc permitted to go topless if they wear pasties. No Defense • Actor Richard Harris offered no defense in a London court against allegations of adultery when his wife Elizabeth was granted a divorce. Harris, the star of "Camelot" and "The Sporting Life," was alleged to have committed adultery with a n unnamed actress on a number of Occasions since October, 1967. The couple was married in 1957. They have three children, for whom a joint custody order was made. Leary Released • Los Angeles police arrested LSD advocate Timothy Leary, then released him about an hour later after learning that the warrant for his arrest had been rescinded by Riverside County authorities after bond was posted. A warrant was issued for Leary's arrest after a 17-year-old girl, Charlene Rene Almeida of Laguna Beach, drowned in the 30-foot deep pool at his communal ranch rioar Riverside. Leary, 49, is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. No Ring Arlene DeMarco Brasselle, one of the singing DeMarco Sisters, has charged in New York that her estranged husband, actor Kcefe Brasselle, unlawfully converted $62,185 of her property to his own use, including a 10- carat blue-white diamond ring. In a suit filed in Manhat 1 tan Supreme Court, Mrs. Brasselle is seeking $125,000 in damages. Brasselle, touring with a road show, has entered a general denial to the charges. ISRAEL BLASTS AtSUEZCANAL Out of Red Prlion • Gerald Brooke, the British:-' teacher swapped for convicted Red spies Morris and Lola Cohen after spending four years in Soviet! prisons, admit By Steve Parry TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (REUTERS) — Israeli jets streaked over the Suez Canal Friday to attack Egyptian military targets for the fourth time in six days. He said he followed the instruc- j A military spokesman her* tions of an anti-Soviet organiza-, said Israeli planes swooped on GERALD BROOKE tion and passed the material on to a Russian doctor. But Brook said he wasn't sure if his action could be considered spying. "H seemed to me then that I was spreading said. propaganda," Egyptian artillery positions all along the canal for I 1 * hours after Egyptian gunners shelled Israeli units in the area. One slightly Composer Ailing • Richard Rodgers, the composer whose four decades of hit Broadway shows include "South Pacific, " "Okla- h o m a'' and "The Sound of Music," was described as "very sick" at Lenox Hill Hospital in New YorK. A hospital spokesman said Rodgers, 66, was in the coronary care unit after he suffered a slight heart attack while at the hospital for a checkup. 'Lum' Suit • Chester Lauck he j Israeli soldier, was wounded, he added. The Israeli jets dodged anti-aircraft fire but met no Egyptian planes, returning safely to base, life spokesman said. A military spokesman in Cairo said Egypt shot down three Israeli planes in the attack. Two hours after the attack on Egyptian targets, Israeli launched an aerial attack on a Jordanian army position in the northern Jordan River valley. The Jordanian troops had fired i on Israeli territory, the Israeli' spokesman said. A military spokesman in Amman said there were no Jordanian casualties in the attack which he said was Intercepted by ground fire. In Cairo, leaders of the Arab Socialist Union (A.S.U.) Friday WIREPHOTO (AP) Follow the Leader and Norris Goff, "Lum" and Abner" respectively of the famed radio NORRIS OOFF team, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Little Rock, Ark., charging "misappropriation" of their names. The suit seeks an injunction and $5 million in damages against Lum's, Inc., and its affiliates of Fort Smith which firms operate a network of specialty restaurants throughout the United States under the names "Lums" and "Abners" with gross annual sales of more than $25 million. Dead • Well-known wildlife artist Francis Lee Jaques, 81, a.t his home in North Oaks, Minn., a suburb of St. Paul. Beginning as a rail- r o a d fireman, in 1925 be became staff art- 1st for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, after his marriage in 1927 to writer Florence FRANCIS LEI JAQUES Page, they formed a wildlife writing-illus- strating team and produced a half-dozen books. • John Weicher, 65, violinist and former concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orches tra, at his Chicago home after a long illness. President Nixon and his naval aide, Lt. Cmdr. Charles Larson, gestured for Mrs. Nixon to meet a group of dignitaries Friday at Guam International Airport. Mrs. Nixon had just arrived from Honolulu, Hawaii, a short time after Mr. Nixon flew in from Johnston Island after he viewed the splashdown of Apollo 11 Thursday. At left is Secretary of State William P. Rogers. Mrs. Nixon will accompany her husband oh his around-the-world tour beginning today. 5,500Aircraft Worth $3Billion Have Been Lost by (7.5. in Viet By Anton Wills-Eve S A IG 0 N, SOUTH VIETNAM (REUTERS) - The U.S.'! •has lost more tlian..5,500 aircraft j worth at least $3 billion in' Vietnam since 1961, the American military command said Friday. The latest losses were a UH-1 medium haul transport helicopter shot down Thursday in the Plain of Reeds 35 miles west of Saigon, and an Oz light spotter plane downed Wednesday, a command spokesman said. Seven American soldiers and two South Vietnamese died in ihe helicopter crash and one crewman in the plane was •v o u n d e d , the spokesman added. 1,241 Copters Tins' brought to 1,241 the numhi-r of helicopters downed over South Vietnam. Another H) were shot down over North Vietnam and 1627 were destroyed in crashes or accidents not connected with.hostilities. men died through non-hostile causes in the past eight years. The vast majority of these were in aircraft crashes. Shelling Attacks The U.S. Command reported only 17 shelling attacks throughout the country Friday morning, in which 20 American soldiecs were wounded. Despite the lull in ground fighting, B-52 Stratofortress bombers kept up their daily pounding of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese positions, flying nine missions Thursday night and early Friday. They aimed at supply routes, bunkers and weapons positions in the provinces bordering on Cambodia and in the northern central highlands, a U.S. spokesman said, Meanwhile, another S50 American servicemen will leave for home Saturday as part of an initial 25,000 men to be withdrawn from Vietnam under an agreement announced by President Nixon June 8. The men are all from the 9th Infantry Division, which oper ates in the paddy fields and Cong gunfire over South ! a 't about $150,000 apiece. | along the rivers of the Mekong Vietnam. Last year, three F-lllAs werej Delta. pledged to fight Israel "to the death" to get back their occupied land. The A.S.U. is the only political organization in Egypt. "TRAINED BY RUSSIA" TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) An Egyptian pilot shot down and captured in Thursday's air battles over the Suez Canal told a news conference Friday he was trained in the Soviet Union. He also said there were Soviet pilots at his air base, but they only act as advisers and never participate in combat missions. The pilot, identified as Maj. Nabil Said, appeared at a news conference organized by Israel. A Red Cross spokesman here said he had not been informed about the press conference. An informant said the Red Cross might lodge a complaint about it because the conference contravened the Geneva Convention covering prisoners of war. S, KOREA HEAD STAKESFUTURE SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (REUTERS) — President Chung-hee Park, facing growing student and opposition protest, Friday staked his political future on a national referendum called on a constitutional amendment to allow him a third term of office. Park announced he and his government would resign if the amendment was rejected in the referendum — expected in September at the earliest. Park's second term ends in July, 1971, but he said he would regard defeat of the amendment as a vote of no confidence. Student riots and opposition outcries erupted and have been growing as a result of Park's decision to seek a third term despite the constitutional bar- F-100 jet fighter b o m b- ers — alone represented a cost of $42 million. At a rough estimate, most of Statistics quoted by the the planes lost in the war could spokesman showed that 920 be _ priced at between $750,000 fixed-wing aircraft were shot ! and $1 million each, the larger down over North Vietnam be- • Chinook helicopters at one mil- fore the U.S., called off bomb- |j on dollars each, Hueys at half ing raids in November, ami 374 a million dollars and smaller, were brought down by Viet'spotter planes and helicopters rier. The ruling Democratic Republican Party said a final draft bill of the amendment to the constitution would be prepared at a meeting of parr ty members of the national assembly July 29. A bill to alter the constitution can be proposed by one-third of the 175 members of the one- house assembly or by 500,000 eligible voters. The ruling party holds 109 seats. Park, Buddhist ruler of 26 million South Koreans, took over in May, 1961, after the first successful coup in Korea since the Fourteenth Century. Nixon: US. Will Reduce Role in Asia By Richard Wilson (The Register's Washington Correspondent) MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES —President Nixon today brings to Asia the message that the United States intends to reduce substantially its military commitments in this part of the world. The message was mixed but still clear enough: The United States must remain involved with Asia, for there lies the greatest threat to world peace, but the creeping involvement of Vietnam must be avoided in the future and the free nations cf Asia must take on greater responsibility for their own security. President Nixon outlined in a 55-minute press conference at Agana Naval Air Base in Guam a policy he said is not one of intervention in Asian affairs or of withdrawal, but one of greater Asian responsibility. Otherwise the Asian natioqs will never be able to take care of themselves, he said. The President remained overnight in Guam before coming to Manila. His message was advance notice of his long range intentions over a 5-, 10- or 15- year period but its immediate effect was to cause widespread speculation of a speed-up in the Vietnam withdrawal and an early beginning of withdrawals in Thailand. Aid to Continue The President promised political and economic aids. To free Asia, he said, the U.S. would stick by the terms of the SEATO treaty for mutual defense, but he asserted emphatically that the U.S. must avoid policies which will make countries in Asia so dependent on the U.S. that the U.S. is dragged into conflicts such as Vietnam. Leaders in Asia recognize the necessity of this move by the United States. But there has been rising evidence of concern, particularly in Thailand, that a U.S. disengagement will leave that old independent kingdom exposed to Communist insurgency. Mr. Nixon said the time has come to be emphatic on two points: the U.S. will keep its SEATO treaty commitments, but as far as problem! of internal security are concerned — except for the threat of a major power in- volving nuclear weapons —the United States has every right to expect the Asian nations to take care of themselves. This appeared to rule out interventions in what some regard as civil wars such as the insurgency in Vietnam, even when supported by other nations as in Vietnarq. The President conceded that following the new policy will not be easy but he said that if the United States continues down the road of responding to requests for assistance, of assuming primary responsibility 'or defending these countries when they have internal prob- ems, they never will be able to take care of themselves. Partial Reversal Mr. Nixon's statement was regarded as a reversal of the Johnson policy of intervention as it was applied in Vietnam but not necessarily as it was applied elsewhere, as in the Dominican Republic. Two views were being taken of Mr. Nixon's statement. In one view, he was using this direct method to bring to an end the American involvement in Asia as a progressively developing policy over a period of years. In the other view, his statements were considered to be pre-conditioning the Asian gov ernments and the U.S. public for rapid action. The mere announcement that this was the direction in which he was headed was accepted by some' as speeding up the whole process. Mr. Nixon said that Asia for Asians ia what the United States wants and the role the U.S. should play is to assist Asians in this goal. He wished to assure the Asians that American involvement would continue, but on a reduced scale and in a different way. After the Philippines, Mr. Nixon will go to Indonesia Thailand, India and Pakistan before stopping in Communist Romania, where he will depart Aug. 3 for a brief visit in Eng land. There is a possibility he will stop off in South Vietnam as President Lyndon B. Johnson did on his tour in 1966. When President Nixon ar rived in Manila early today, he promised closer consultation with Asian leaders on impor tant problems in all parts o the world. Mr. Nixon said he had come o Asia in pursuit of peace "for I am convinced that i mankind can send men to the moon, then we can also brinj peace to the earth." He addet tie wanted to talk especially about the future of Asia after the Vietnam war had ended. DESEGREGATE ; ACTION BY U,S, WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The government brought suit Friday against six Georgia,par- »nts to block their state court awsuit aimed at preventing de- egregation of the Wheeler County schools. The unusual action was taken only three days before a Georgia judge had scheduled a hearing on the suit. Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell Mid the complaint was filed •gainst W. J. Grimes, J. P. Clark, Walter E. GIIIls, Carl Adams, J. F. Klmmoni and Svelyn M. Benton. Fought Pact Mitchell Identified all Six as white residents of Wheeler :ounty, who filed suit June 10 o prevent implementation of a desegregation agreement be- tweeh the Wheeler County school board and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). The government contended that the injunction sought by the six parents would frustrate the desegregation agreement, and would "interfere with federal officials ... in carrying out their duties" under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The government asked the Augusta federal court to order a halt to state court action, and to bar the six parents from taking any other state court action that "would have the purpose and effect of interfering with the Implementation" of the desegregation agreement. The Wheeler County board agreed with HEW. earlier this year, to consolidate predominantly white and all-Negro schools and to eliminate dis-> crimination in assigning county's 740 white and Charge Deceit In Drug Sale WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The Federal Trade Commission charged a Chicago drug firm Friday with using deception tc promote sales of its vitamin and minerals. The FTC charged Golde Fifty Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. had been advertising 30-da; supplies of its products as fre introductory offers. Persons answering these advertisements, the FTC said, "are under an obligation to purchase additional supplies" or to notify the company to cancel further shipments. "After the 30-day supply has been shipped," the FTC added, Golden Fifty ships additional supplies each month and mails statements requesting payments and threatening a visit by "our representative in your area" in an attempt to collect payment. The company was given 30 days to reply to the charge. the 560 Negro pupils and the 44 white and 23 Negro teachers. Dual System That plan was drawn up after HEW claimed that schools operated from 1965 until 1969 had failed to eliminate a dual system based on race. The six parents claimed the consolidation would "cause drastic changes" in operation of the schools and would "affect the education and schooling of every public school student in Wheeler County." The Justice Department contended the state court has no authority to abrogate the agreement. COAL PLANS TAIPEI, FORMOSA (REUTERS) — Nationalist China expects to produce 6.2 million tons of coal in 1972. W-Locust St. Vol. 121, No. 12 Dt» MolnM, la. S03M July 24, iMf Sppnsft) SPECIAL SAVINGS! DANCI SUPPLIES Girlt', Ltdiit', Boy.', Mtn't Tighti, Uotirdi, SSeti 16.80 DM THEATRICAL SHOP S iiu-rt it. ». UMIU l'iil<jt k ons FUHNITUHE & APPLIANCES S t JUth UIK! Mum y 'jUSU ^nd AVCMUI bBUO HicUinuii Roud Another 1,494 planes crashed , os t, which accounted for near- accidentally since Jan. 1, 1961, the spokesman said. Exact figures on the value of the lost aircraft were not ly $20 million worth of equipment. The command does not keep a breakdown of men killed in available, but the spokesman aircraft shot down or those laid that since February the loss of 14 aircraft—A-4s and ; which crashed, but it estimated thai more than 6.300 service-' end of August. The first 814 men to be withdrawn July 8 came from the i 9th Division. So far 6,000 Ma-1 rines and infantrymen have left Vietnam. 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