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I4.A—LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAt—Friday Evening. April 4. 1975 Mounting Cost Of Higher Education Assailed Spending, Debt Hit •AUSTIN (AP) — Harry Provence, chairman of the Texas College and University Coordinating Board warned today that higher education in Texas is in danger of pricing itself out of Ilia reach of too many Texans ''and in peril of alienating the taxpayers of the slate." "I accept the premise that nothing else is as expensive as ignorance," Provence told the annual meeting of the Association of Texas Colleges and universities, "but the plain fact is that the expense of acquiring knowledge and inspiration is about to catch up with it." Provence noted that in 10 years, from 19C5 to 1975, legislative appropriations from all funds for all Texas colleges and universities increased 383 per rent-from 5169 million to $781 million. Creates New Schools In those 10 years, lie said, the legislature created 15 new fully- state supported institutions, two upper level extension programs and funded seven new community college districts and three additional campuses for existing districts. Four new medical schools have been launched. "Student enrollments have doubled in a decade, statewide, but higher education costs have more than tripled" lie said, "and this isn't the end of the problem." Spending Assailed "My friends, somehow, somebody has to get a handle on this frenzy of spending and debt," Provence said. "Students today feel that they are being loaded increasingly with costs of empire-building, commercial profit, alumni vanity and loose management. If this trend is not stopped I shud-. dcr for the future." Provence said he was sure that, ''the pressure of dollars and the pressures of growth and change will compel the leadership in state government to seek stronger control and accountability in the operation of its institutions of higher educa- He told the school administrators they were on trial loo. "No matter how much authority a coordinating board may have and no matter how much a governor of a legislature may try to direct your institutions, nobody can achieve the results in cost effectiveness as well as the executive on the scene can do ... And you will be on trial before an increasingly hostile jury unless we can turn the gush of enormous expenditures around." IRS To Extend Telephone Tax Service Hours With income tax filing season coming to a close, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will extend its toil-free telephone tax help hours to accommodate the ex- pacted crush of last-minute filers. A. W. McCanlcss, district director of IRS operations in North Texas, said that during the final two weeks of filing season Texas taxpayers will have an extra 2l 1 /i hours in whiich they can phone the IRS toll-free for answers to their tax questions. Saturday, April 5. and Saturday, April 12, the toll-free lines will be in operation from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, the last day for-filing returns, tax experts will be .on hand to answer questions by phone until 9 p.m. The IRS* regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Monday through Friday, will remain the same in addition to the extended hours. Taxpayers can reach Uie IRS toll-free by dialing 800^92-4830 from anywhere in North Texas. This year's tax return must be postmarked 1 no later than midnight, April 15, 1975. To dress up plain clclhes or patch up worn otu^. applique::. Th; newest try include animals flowers. pandas and other and birds, fruit and U. S. Jet Carrying arts (Continued From Pag« One) while until the air stopped. By then 'the oxygen masks had dropped down." : "• He said "there weren't enough oxygen masks. We had to keep moving them from kid o kid. We kept on our ownfbe- :ause otherwise you get drowsy and then you go out." A nurse who also survived .he crash and asked not to be dentified said the orphans were "getting dopey from a ack of oxygen." She said she and the other adults "had plen- .y of time" and talked about 'what doors we were going out of when we impacted. We didn't stand by the doors. .We were feeding oxygen to the kids." In Washington, a spokesman for the Agency for International Development, which is handling the airlift, said "the flight will NEW MOTHER—Denise Ingram of Casper. Wyo., holds her adopted Vietnamese daughter, Camilc, after the child and 26 other war orphans arrived in Denver, Colo., earlv todav (AP Wirephoto) Thieu Blasts U.S. Over Lag In Aid (Continued From Page One) United States has not been replacing military supplies am equipment on a one-for-one basis as agreed in the Paris agreement. "We saw 500,000 American soldiers go to war with $30 billion a year. We have a million soldiers but much less money. We now need to see whether America will meet it: commitments to South Vietnam." The cabinet shakeup followed by a few hours a second round up of supporters of former Pre mier Nguyen Cao Ky or charges of plotting to over throw Thieu. No action was taken against Ky, a former commander the South Vietnamese air force who has the protection of his own security force. Ky deniec he and his supporters were plotting a coup when eight of them were arrested nine days ago. Reports Confirmed Thieu's announcement confirmed earlier reports that Premier Tran Thien Khiem had failed in his attempt to form the new cabinet assigned him 11 days ago. The new cabinet was to have included "qualified anti-Communist nationalists,' interpreted to mean moderate opposition politicians who flatly refused to participate. The failure of Khiem to form a cabinet has coincided with mounting pressure from some politicians for Thieu himself to resign, including a all from the Roman Catholic archbishop of Saigon on Thursday. These politicians have blamed Thieu for the losses to the government side in (he month-long North Vietnamese offensive in which three-fourths of the country has fallen, including the major cities of Da is'ang, Hue, Qui Nhon and Nha Ttrang. In his televised speech today, Thieu blamed the losses on "enemy military pressure and the panic and disorder among our troops" anri said military commanders responsible for the fallen areas will be "punished promptly." "I am waiting for recommendations and reports from the commander of the armed forces on those who were doing their jobs satisfactorily and those who fled away from the enemy and I will take action." Thieu said. The embattled South Vietnamese president denied press reports that 100,000 troops have been captured by the Comrmi- Texas International's Planes Back In Air (Continued From Page One) travel plans during the past four months as "a bit of a hassle." Her father is an associate of the Northwest Texas Conference of Methodist Churches. Tomlinson said fc,? the next week to 10 days TTA will operate four flights out of Lubbock with tentative plans to resume its full April 13. eight-flight schedule The new schedule includes an 8:20 a.m. departure for Austin and Mexico City. "Flight 995 was to have gone on line about 24 hours before the strike was called. We never had a chance to debut it but we will offer it this month." Statewide, a spokesman nt Houston said flight operations arc running "very smoothly." ,Ti« pilot flight left Dallas- Fort Worth at 6:15 a.m. for Houston, Corpus Christi and McAIIcn. The airline announced Thursday it has postponed a previously announced plan to provide service at Houston's Hobby Airport because of expenses incurred in the strike against the Houston-based carrier by its ground workers. A contract between the airline and the Air Line Employes Association (ALEA), which struck the carrier Dec. 1, has been, ratified by union members, an ALEA spokesman confirmed. The action cleared the way for the TIA to .resume service. TIA has suspended service to Dallas Love Field because of strike expenses and pending' a court decision on whether Love Field is available to commercial flights. nists during their offensive anc claimed: "We now have re grouped five divisions and se them ready for fighting." Military sources said earlier that half the country's 13 divi sions. or as many as 50,000 troops, had been lost during the offensive. These sources addec that many troops who fled in disarray from the fighting still have not been regrouped. Re ports of looting and other dis turbances continued to reach the capital from cities where some of these panicky troops have arrived. Thieu repeated a pledge made two days ago by Khiem to go on a counter-offensive anc recapture lost territory. "We must attack and retake the lands captured by the Com munists," Thieu said. "The temporary loss of land to the Communists is different from the willingness to sign a paper formally ceding this land to them." The president reiterated his hard-line "four no's" policy which includes .not granting any land concessions to the Communists. He denied a widespread opinion that he had made a secret agreement with the Communists to give up land in return for "safe passage" of fleeing troops and civilians. But Rep; Les Aspin, urged . . temporary continue.' D .-Wis., grounding of all CSAs'because he said the plane "has never performed up to specifications." He cited wing! problems. The plane is 248 feet long and has a 223-foot wingspan. In San Francisco, E Blanchfieid, the man coordinating the evacuation of Vietnamese orphans for the Friends of All Children, said when he heard the plane had crashed, "O, God. This is horrible!" Most of the orphans,aboard the plane came from a Saigon orphanage operated by the agency, which is based in Boulder, Colo. ... . ' , Othor,.Crashes Recalled The crash was the fourth worst aircraft disaster on record. The worst occurred in March 1974 when 345 persons aboard a Turkish plane were killed in a crash outside Paris. The second and third worst tolls were 176, recorded both when a Soviet plane crashed near Moscow in October 1972 and when a Jordanian jet went down at Kano, Nigeria, in January 1973. U.S. officials in Washington said it was the first fatal crash of a C5A, which the Air Force has been flying since 1970. Witnesses told Associated Press correspondent Huynh Minn Trinh that they heard two explosions before the plane plunged into the paddy field. Plane Explodes The plane skidded through the field and exploded. After the impact the cockpit was lying about 100 yards from the fuselage and the tail section about the same distance away. An hour after the crash, alack smoke still billowed from the plane's cockpit. Air Amerca and and South Vietnamese Regional Spelling Bee Slated Here Saturday (Continued From Page One) es to the top nine spellers. Davis Floral Co. of Lubbock will provide a floral arrangement for the auditorium sta{j;c. Tiis regional titlist will win an expense-paid trip to Washington. D.C., June 2-7 for the National Spelling Bee at Hie Mayflower Hotel and a loving cup. A new prize this year for the top speller is a Movado watch with a yellow gold face and 37- jewel Swiss movement. The watch was contributed by Ze- nilh-Movado-Time Corp. a subsidiary of Zenith Radio Corp. The second place winner will be awarded the Encyclopedia Brilannica's ,'!0-volume three- part set, "Britannica 3," donated by Encyclopedia Britannica. Third prize is a 12-inch black and white portable television set, donated by Amarillo Hardware Company and Zenith Radio Corporation. Prizes Arc Listed Other prizes include an Ency- clopaedia Britannica World Atlas, fourth, and an Encyclopae- dia Britannica Yearbook of S,ci cnce and the Future, fifth. Both prizes were donated by Ency- clopaedia. Britannica. Also to be given as prizes will be an American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, sixth, and an American Heritage School Dictionary, seventh, both contributed by the Dictionary Division of Hourfiton Mtfflin Co. A Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, donated by G. & C. ."Werriam Co., will be given lo '.he eighth place winner. A 1975 World Almanac, contributed by [lie National Spoiling Bee, will he awarded to the ninth place Finisher. Each county winner will receive a plaque and blue ribbpn at the regional event. The coun- y winners competed on class- -oom and school levels before becoming eligible for thi: re- ;ional contest. . Contenders Named Students participating in the "cgional event Saturday include ?> e s i r c o Burgess. Andrews County; Brad Poyncr, Bailey County; Tammy Tclchik, Borden County; Valerie Keith, Cochran County; Janet Medlock, Crosby County; Suzanne Hogg, Dawson County; Janet Gales, Dickens County; Jimmy Jones. Floyd County; Prisoilla Barren, Gaines County; David Weaver, Garza County; Bette Anderson, Hockley County; Glenn Margolis, Howard County; Chris Prentice, Lamb County; Toni Sebastian, Lea County, N.M.; Diane Bryan. Lubbock County; Linrla Evins, Lynn County; Jodi Bolin, Mitchell County; Anna Jasso, P L eeves County; Cindy Jackson. Terry County; and Laurie Chcatham, Yoalcum County. The regional event is open to the public. helicopters 'plucked survivors from, the, ..wreckage 1 ; : taking them to the Seventh, Day Adventist Hospital hear.: the air base. The choppers «|ib carried out the mangled tjodies of children and Americans who were escorting jhem. Fire trucks and other rescue vehicles were unable to get to the crash site because of the narrow road th,at could only be traveled by foot. *; More than lfX$; South Vietnamese militiamen were' ordered to the crash site to provide security for the ; rescue operation. American res'cuers with sledge hammers and crow bars rushed to the crastfsite. , Biggest Plane , The plane, the biggest in the world, was rushed to Saigon to day from Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines .to inaugurate a'U.S. government airlift of 2,000 Vietnamese war orphans to the United States. •The plane took off from Saigon's Tan Son Nhut -air base at 4:10 p.m. and was 18 miles northeast of Saigon when the pilot reported that he has having decompression problems and would return to Tan Son Nhut. As • he was coming in, the Embassy reported, the lefi wing caught fire and exploded and the plane crashed a mile and a half short of the air base at 4:45 p.m. Helicopters from Air America, the American charter air- lirre, and the South Vietnamese air force picked ur> the survivors and rushed ihem to the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Saigon. "All I know is that I had a lot of friends on board," said one American girl as she sobbed uncontrollably, covered with dirt and grime. The children were to have been examined at Clark base, 45 miles north of Manila, and those pronounced fit for the trans-Pacific flight were to have been flown to the United States Saturday. The children aboard the first flight were reported to be six: to 12 months old. Most of them came from an orphanage operated by the Friends for All Children agency, which has headquarters in Boulder, Colo. The babies were packed into the plane — 10 of them in seats that normally accommodate three adults on the upper passenger deck; .strapped to the floor on the lower cargo deck. Scream In Fight Many screamed in fright as the big plane was loaded. Others slept in the arms of some of the relief workers accompanying them. The 556 million C5A Galaxy is manufactured by Lockheed and s 248 feet long, has a 223-foot .vingspan and stands as high as a six-story building. The Air Force began flying the plane in June 1970, and it made a valuable contribution to '.he Vietnam war by hauling leavy equipment speedily to the war zone. But it has been jlagued by wing cracks and till flies under weight restric- ,ions. The Galaxy was grounded for a time in 1971 after one of the four engines tore loose as one LEAKS COSTLY CARSON CITY, Nev. (UPI) — Leaks in washroom fixtures of the sendins state drips museum are into a mine seneath the museum that is popular with tourists, state officials said. The plumbing bill to repair the fixtures, six toilets, will be about 535,000 an assembly committee was told. of the planes, was preparing to take off from A)tus. Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The first crash of a C5 was near Clinton, Okla., on Sept 27 1974. ' j Ford Is Notified ; There were .no • fatalities in the .Clinton .crash, the only previous: one involving a C5, U.S, officials' ?aid, , v In Washington/a spokesman at the Pentagon said the plane carrying the orphans today had not exceeded its weight limit. In Palm Springs, where President Ford is oh 1 'a wbrlcing vacation, a White House aide Said there was'no official statement, but called the crash "tragic, horrible." In Boulder, Colo., a volunteer worker at the headquarters of the Friends for All Children said, "As far as I know, the staff members who were accompanying the children were workers in our orphanages in Saigon who were leaving the country." Saulh Chin* S*» SOUTH VIETNAM REDS NEAR SAIGON—The map locates the area where five Communist armies are massed 40 to 50 miles northwest and northeast of Saigon. (AP Wirephoto) Big Spring Storm Thousands Moves Into East (Continued From Page One) degrees, matching a record for the date set there in 1915. Readings elsewhere near dawn ranged up to 56 at Galveston on the coast with most early morning marks dn the higher 30s to 40s. Lubbock's high of 64 Thursday preceded an overnight low of 34. Maximums Thursday afternoon went as high as 77 at El Paso in far West Texas under warming south winds. Texarkana was the coolest spot with a high of 55. Clear to partly cloudy weath er with further warming was predicted in all sections with prospects for showers in East Texas. The forecast for Lubbock and the South Plains calls for clear to partly cloudy skies through Saturday. The low tonight should hit the low 40s and the high Saturday should reach the mid-7fls. Winds, out of the southwest today blowing at 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusting, will decrease to 8 to 18 miles per hour tonight. Wind warning flags are up on area lakes today. Chicago Staggered The northern storm had stag- ;ered the Chicago area with up :o a foot of snow before swirling eastward early Thursday. Lesser amounts were the rule through Ohio and Pennsylvania. The high winds felled trees and power lines across Pennsylvania. Two persons were killed. Hundreds of travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike spent Thursday night in Somerset because of hazardous highways. About 1.500 were put up in Police Discover City Youth Shot Justice of the Peace Wayne LeCroy today ruled "death by self inflicted gunshot wound" in he death early "today of Stephen Emil Albers, 19, of 2701 38th St. Police were called to the residence approximately 3:30 a.m. today by Albers' twin brother, reports showed. Services for Albers are pend- ng at Rix Funeral Directors. TRYING NAVY FOOD-President Gerald Ford enjoys the evening meal Thursday at a mess hall at the U.S. Naval Training Center in San Diego. The President, a Navy an, joined recruits for dinner afUfr a busy day on the West Coast. (AP Wirephoto) eight churches after motels filled. The wind whipped up waves as high as 12 feet on Lake Erie off northwestern Pennsylvania. It also shattered the third floor windows of a downtown .Erie building and lifted off the;roof. Winds gusting to 60 m.p.h. raked Washington late Thursday, damaging several buildings, toppling trees, downing power lines and claiming three lives. Several thousand households in the District of Columbia area were without electricity for varying periods. The 24-hour closing of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport caused problems as far away as Pitsburgh. where hundreds of travelers were stranded because flights were delivered there from Chicago. O'Hare reopened late Thursday, but service was limited, delays were numerous and 'many travelers were forced to spend still another night at the airport or in nearby motels. The Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry said the storm, the heaviest to hit the city since 1967. kept home Thursday half of those who normally work in the downtown district. Major streets and expressways were reopened by late Thursday. Death attributed to the storm in the metropolitan area came by accidents, heart attacks and exposure. Heavy rain soaked southern New England below the snow areas. More than 2 inches in Ic-sal downpours pushed some rivers and streams toward the top of their banks. Mercury Plunges Unseasonably cold weather rolling in behind the storm plunged temperatures to the low 20s, or lower, across the Midwest and dropped the mercury into the frosty 30s deep in the' South. A new weather system moving through the West scattered snow in the northern Rockies and rain and snow showers along the Northwest coast. Stockmen's advisories were issued for parts of Montana and South Dakota. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 6 at Hibbing. Minn., to 75 .at Key West, Fla. Foundation Asks To Give Assets LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Richard Nixon Foundation, which announced dissolution several months ago, has asked Superior Court for permission to donate its assets, including written materials and oral interviews, to Whittier College. The foundation, which has no financial assets, was set up in 1969 to develop'a Nixon presidential library but never engaged in fund raising and did not select a site or design for the library. Dissolution of the foundation was announced two months ago following approval by the 25 trustees at the suggestion of president Leonard K. Firestone, Patricia Reiily Hitt, and others. No current financial estimate of the documents to available. highs for per cent; Lose Jobs (Continued From Page One) cent in- March, double their year-earlier date. Total nonfarm payroll employment continued to decrease in March, but the 325,000 drop —to 76.4 million — was not as sharp as in previous months, the government said. All major industries showed increases in their jobless rate. That for construction workers rose to 18.1 per cent and the rate for manufacturing workers climbed to 11.4 per cent, the government said. All Share Rise Virtually all worker groups shared in the rise in joblessness last month, with the rate near or above all-time adult women, 8.5 teen-agers, 20.6 per" cenT; whites, 8 per cent; blacks, 14.2 per cent; household heads, 5.8 per cent, and full-time workers, 8.3 per cent. Jobless rates for adult men and married men at G.S and 5.2 per cent respectively, were up sharply from the Februa'fy level, but were still below post- World War II highs. In addition to the eight million Americans unable to find work, the number working part-time because they could not find full-time jobs increased 170,000 in March to 3.9 million. The Labor Department also said that the number of discouraged workers — that is. those who have given up looking- for jobs and dropped out of the labor force — jumped to 1.1 million in the first quarter of 1975. Most of these are listed as younger or older workers, women and blacks — groups which the Labor Department said experience the most difficulty in finding jobs. MARCEAU TOUR WASHINGTON (UPI) Marcel Marceau, the celebrated French mime, will tour Chicago «nd Boston following an appearance at Kennedy Center April 15-20. Marceau will come to Washington from New York, where his appearance at City Center markt York season. his 20th New Cease-Fire Questioned In Belfast BELFAST, Northern Ireland fAP) — • A leader of the Irish Republican Army says it may call off a 52-day-old cease-fire unless the British army stops harassment in Roman Catholic areas of Belfast. Seamus Loughran, Northern Ireland organizer of Sinn Fein, the IRA's Provisional political front, said Thursday: "I feel very pessimistic about the cease-fire lasting beyond the weekend." Soon after he speke to newsmen, terrorists killed two men, raising the death' toll to 29 since the truce began Feb. 10. Police said two gunmen fired three shots into a 19-year-old Protestant when he opened the door of his home in northwest Belfast. They said a 22-year-old Catholic was killed by shots from an auto in Portadown, southwest of Belfast. Detectives said both men were apparently slain by sectarian death squads blamed for most of the killings during the cease-fire, the longest in 5% years of the IRA battle to end Bntish rule here. The Provisional bombed a in Belfast «r Wednesday In their first acknowledged breach of the truce and said it was a warning to London to halt "military harassment" of Catholic areas The Provisional' ruling se.v- en-man council was expected to meet in the Irish republic over the weekend to decide whether the truce will continue,

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