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"To be prepared (or war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." -George Washington WEATHER Fair and warmer through Tuesday. High in mid-Ms, low near 70. Westerly winds 15-25 mph. Yesterday's high, M Today's low, 69. Serving The Top 0* Texas II Years Circulation Certified by ABC Addlt THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS MONDAY, JUNE II, 1172 (12 Pages Today) Wallace Able To Move About Within 6 Months SILVER SPRING, Md. (API — George C. Wallace's doctors have handed him a superb Fathers' Day present: word that h* has a 90-per-cent chance of being able to move about with assistance within six months. Following delicate surgery Sunday to remove from his spinal canal a bullet that has left him paralyzed from the waist down, the Alabama governor's physicians indicated he will be able to attend next month's Democratic National Convention. But they said there is less than a 50-50 chance he will ever be able to walk normally again. Chances are better, they implied, that Wallace will be able to partially conquer his paralysis to the extent that he could walk a few steps with the aid of braces and crutches. They stressed an even-more- likely prospect: that Wallace will be able to stand unassisted and to move about with the help of crutches and braces "by •winging along, rather than walking," even if the paralysis persists. This would mean he would not have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. These possibilities were outlined at a news conference several hours after completion of the 90-minute operation to remove the bullet. Wallace was shot several times May 15 as he concluded a rally at Laurel, Md., in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Dr. Stacy Rollins, the Holy Cross Hospital neurosurgeon who headed the seven-man operating team, said Wallace's spinal cord—the telephone- cable-like rope of nerve fibers that transmits nerve messages between the brain and the rest of the body—was bruised but intact. While foreseeing that Wallace v* most likely will be spared wheelchair existence after Intensive rehabilitation training during the next six months, Rollins said "a wheelchair would be an appropriate thing" for the f veroor's now-virtually GEORGE WALLACE certain appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach next month. And, how long—from a physical standpoint—could he remain at the convention if he goes? "If he is nominated, he could stay as long as need be." smiled Dr. Hamilton Hutchinson of Montgomery. Ala., the governor's personal physician. McGovern Seeks Running Mate Through Polls WASHINGTON (AP» -Aides to Sen. George McGovern are conducting nation-wide polls to test the appeal of various possible Democratic candidates for Vice President, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The sampling is being conducted by McGovern's chief pollster>Pat Cadell, incite ex: pectation that McGovern will win his party's presidential nomination next month. The polls match McGovern and possible choices for a running mate against Republican opposition. County To Get Grant AUSTIN-<Jray County is one of the Panhandle counties destined to benefit from a 147,840 pant approved today for the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission. The money will be used to design a regional law enforcement radio communications system. The money will come from the Criminal Justice Council, which oversees statewide law enforcement planning and administers funds from the U.S. Department of Justice for crime control projects in Texas. Because of the technical nature of the project, the major portions of the work must be performed by a consultant engineer. The engineer will inventory existing radio equipment, prepare a detailed system design, coordinate frequency allocation and assist in obtaining PPC licenses, prepare complete specifications, review bids and supervise system implementation. Grantee will furnish $16,170 in-kind match consisting of time devoted to the project by local law enforcement officials. Counties served by Panhandle Regional Planning Commission are Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth. Dallam, Deaf Smith. Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford. Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Farmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher and Wheeler. The Panhandle application was one of 43 totaling $1,719,464 considered by the CJC Executive Committee June 9. Airl Stage alkout Largest U.S. Companies Said Running Normally PRACTICE COMES FIRST—The Red Cross swim program began this morning at the City Pool, with classes being taught for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediates and swimmers. Mrs. Betty Bailey, south of city, leads the intermediate class in stroke practice before the actual pool instruction begins. This session will end June 30, with two other sessions slated for July 3-14 and July 17-28. (Staff Photo by John Eblmg) WORST ON BRITISH SOIL Thieu Launches Drive To Retake Lost Land SAIGON (AP) — Two South Vietnamese drives had hard go- Ing today despite President Nguyen Van Thieu's claims that North Vietnam's troops were demoralized and bogged down and their offensive had failed. In the air war. the U.S. Air Force said its jets wrecked a Urge segment of North Vietnam's air defense system, knocking out more than 200 pieces of equipment in four days in the southern half of North Vietnam. And the United States ended a four-day suspension of bombing attacks in the Hanoi- Haiphong area following the departure of Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny from the North Vietnamese capital. Thieu said he was ordering a new three-month campaign to take back the territory lost to the North Vietnamese in their offensive that began March 30. Nearly 3,000 marines launched a new sweep south of the demilitarized zone, while rangers supported by tanks opened a new push to clear Highway 13 between Saigon and An Loc, The ranger drive fell apart almost immediately under a barrage of North Vietnamese shell fire 10 miles south of An Loc. A senior U.S. adviser was killed, and many of the rangers were wounded. The column, which had just gotten orders to move, pulled back. The marines ran into moderate to heavy resistance as they tried to push up the coastal strip of land north of Hue called the "Street Without Joy." The Air Force said its pilots on Sunday knocked out 76 of the big SAM2 antiaircraft missiles, 45 sustainer canisters, eight missile booster canisters, five launchers and transportfrs. six SAM radar vans, twoanUaircraft guns and two antiaircraft fire control directors. There was no word yet on the targets today in the Hanoi- Haiphong area, but U.S. military sources said the air war was "back to normal,'' and U.S. jets were again hitting North Vietnam's industrial heartland. Explo' 72 Young People On Way Home DALLAS (AP) - Auto, bus and air traffic started returning to normal today as young people who thronged Dallas up to 180.000 strong for Explo '72 finally found passage back home. Official estimates placed the crowd at more than 85,000 for the weeklong evangelistic training conference that drew delegates from all 50 states and 60 other nations. The massive assembly, sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ International, reached a reverberating close Saturday in an eight-hour Jesus Music Festival. That brought an additional 100,000 swarming into a Dallas freeway and parkway still under construction and converted into an open air am- pitheater. Dr. Billy Graham, the noted evangelist, told the cheering throng. "The young people have made an end run around the church, and we're going back home to the church and say to it we believe in the oldfashioned gospel of Jesus Christ." In similar vein, singer Johnny Cash said between numbers, "This is the most important place I've ever performed. It's my biggest thrill. I hope you won't lose your enthusiasm when you get back home but carry it throughout your life." 118 Persons Killed In Jetliner Crash LONDON (API - A British jetliner crashed Sunday just after taking off for Brussels, killing all 118 persons aboard. It was the worst air crash on British soil, and the dead included 29 Americans. Among the victims were at least 12 British physicians on their way to a professional congress and several top leaders of Irish industry. The three-jet Trident airliner, operated by British European Airways, plunged into a field near a busy road two minutes after taking off from London's Heathrow Airport. The plane was full, many of the passengers having booked seats to beat the international pilot's strike today. Britain's aerospace minister, Michael Heseltine, visited the crash site and said later "both flight recorders on the plane have been recovered and their information will be fed into Mexico's Chief Paying One-Day Visit To Texas Rich Gas Reserves Reported In Texas Panhandle Counties There are trillions of cubic feet of natural gas beneath Wheeler and Hemphill counties plus eight adjoining Oklahoma counties—enough to make an appreciable dent in the growing energy crisis if it can only be developed. That is the word of Robert A. Heffner III, veteran developer in the Deep Anadarko Basin area. Heffner stated that, in addition to wiping out at least one-third of the energy shortage forecast for 1975, development of the gas reserves would give local economy a tremendous boost. The fate of the project lies With the Federal Power Commission in Washington. Development is stalled on the horns of a dilema: the high cost of drilling deep wells and the low cost of gas moved in interstate commerce. It costs around I2-million to drill a well to 20,000 feet. This is based on |6-million spent to drill one well to 30.050 feet. Natural gas costs 21 to 26 cents per thousand cubic feet. At this rate it would be impossible to ever recover the multi-million dollar cost od developing the deep reserves. In April the FPC agreed to study proposed free-level gas prices that could more than double them: 50 to 60 cents per thousand. However, Heffner stated his opinion that the panel would make no decision until after the November elections. There are a number of factors favoring development of the deep gas reserve*. Chief among them is the fact that the Anadarko Deep Basin area is located centrally in the nation offering fairly equal delivery to all parts of the country. If the "boom" should develop, the initial project would involve 500 wells spaced 1.000 to 1.400 acres apart. Currently, 10 wells are being drilled in Oklahoma. Including seven seismograph crews in the area, these are providing jobs for 365 people. Seven more wells now under consideration would bring the jobs to 803 in the activity area. These are the jobs directly connected with the project. Not counted are related jobs in the communities supplying goods and services. This involves an estimated|22-millionin salaries and lease bonuses. A projection from these 17 wells to the proposed 500 forecasts an economic boom that boggles the mind to compute. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Texas Gov. Preston Smith and leaders of a Mexican-American political party met separately today with Mexico's President Luis Echeverria as he began a long busy day in this city of Mexican heritage. The governor was the first to see the president. He said afterwards that they discussed such matters as the Texas Industrial Commission office established last October in Mexico City. Next to meet with Echeverria was a delegation of Raza Unida party leaders, headed by Jose Angel Guiterrez of Crystal City, Tex., founder of the party. Also in the delegation were Raza Unida gubernatorial candidate Ramsey Muniz of Waco, Tex., and Francisco Benavides, mayor of Crystal City-a politically turbulent Southwest Texas town now controlled by the two- year-old party. The president also was expected to meet with Texas businessmen today before a hectic round of official functions. President Echeverria arrived here Sunday night aboard President Nixon's Air Force One and was met by a cheering crowd of up to 5,000, most of them Mexicans and MexicanAmericans. Officials said 1,500 more greeted him at his hotel. "I come here bringing greetings from Mexico to all of you and especially to those of Mexican descent." Echeverria told the emotional crowd. Hundreds in the crowd waved tiny Mexican flags and shouted greetings to the President as he stepped to a fence holding them back to shake hands with them "May God protect you," said an elderly woman from Zacate- caz, Mexico. Sources close to Echeverria said the President was deeply moved by the warm reception that Mexican residents and Mexican-Americans gave him in San Antonio and earlier Sunday in Chicago. "A Mexican is a Mexican wherever he is born and until the moment he dies," a Mexican newsman traveling with Echeverria said of the Chicago and San Antonio welcomes. Here, he was the friendly representative of Mexico to Mexican-Americans in a city that once was a part of Mexico and where much of the Mexican and Spanish cultural heritage is still very much in evidence. San Antonio has a population of nearly 700,000 and it is estimated that about 50 per cent of its residents are Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. computers to help the official inquiry into the disaster.'' Most of the Irish victims were members of a delegation of industrialists going to Brussels for talks at the headquarters of the Common Market. Among them were Con Smith, president of the Confederation of Irish Industry; Michael Sweet man, an economist and writer who was director of the Irish Council of the Eruopean Movement; Ivan Webb, chairman of the Council of the Irish Employers' Federation; and Guy Jackson, an executive of Guinness Brewery who played on Ireland's Davis Cup tennis team. The doctors were traveling to an international homeopathic congress. Among them were Dr. Thomas Fergus Stewart, an authority on homeopathy, and his wife Dr. Elizabeth Stewart. He was superintendent of a hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. The worst previous air crash in Britain occurred 21 years ago when an Avro Tudor loaded with Welsh football fans crashed, killing 81 persons. The crash Sunday was the third in five days in which there was a heavy loss of life. Ninety died Wednesday when a Japan Airlines DC8 crashed in India, and 81 persons were killed Thursday when a Cathay Pacific Convair went down in South Vietnam's central highlands. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Airline pilots launched a worldwide 24-hour strike early today, forcing the cancellation of service by 19 foreign flag airlines. However, only a few U.S. carriers had to ground all flights immediately. In the United States, only Eastern Airlines, Southern Airways and Northeast Airlines among the larger carriers shut down service as pilots defied a temporary federal court injunction against participation in the strike by members of the U.S. Airline Pilots Association. Some of America's largest airlines announced their pilots were not taking part in the work stoppage. There were no immediate reports of major schedule disruptions at any U.S. airports. The strike, which took effect at 2 a.m. EOT, was called by the International Federation of Airline Pilots to dramatize its belief that more stringent measures are needed to discourage airplane hijackings. "It's under way," a spokesman for the ALPA said shortly after the 2 a.m. deadline. He acknowledged it would be hard to assess the impact of the strike during the early morning hours when fewer flights were scheduled. However, service on Trans World Airlines, American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Western Airlines was reported to be running normally. Foreign airlines were more uniformly out of service. Those listing no flights today included Irish Airlines, Scandanavian Airlines System, Air France, Sabena Belgian World Airlines, El Al, Air Canada, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Swissair and Air New Zealand. Czechoslovakia said air traffic would be halted for one hour to protest air piracy and mem- oralize the death of a Czech pilot killed in a hijacking last week. Airports in Hong Kong, Manila, Tokyo and Berlin reported minimal disruptions, but air service in London was thrown into confusion. A Pan Am spokesman in New York said the airline was experiencing problems in two airports- Vienna, where ground crews were walking out in sympathy with the protest and the Panama City airport, where cars were said to be blocking ramps leading off the runways. Frank Borman, vice president of Eastern Airlines, said the cancellation of all 1,500 of its daily flights would cost the line about $2.5 million in revenues. More than one million passengers around the world are estimated to travel daily by plane. There are 50,000 airline pilots worldwide and about 31,000 employed by U.S. air carriers. Chief Justice Warren E, Berger refused Sunday to lift a temporary injunction barring the work stoppage. His action returned the case to the federal appeals court. Other airlines which predicted normal service today were Ozark, National, Allegheny and Braniff. Here in brief was the situation in airports around the world shortly after the strike began: —Israel: 450 pilots from Israel's National Airline, El Al, and the internal line Arkia, plus 500 aviation workers, stayed off the job, closing Lod International Airport, scene of (wo recent terror attacks. —Johannesburg, South Africa: All international flights by South African Airways were cancelled, but domestic flights were running on schedule. —Berlin: Pan Am, the main civilian carrier for commercial jet service linking West Berlin with West German cities, was scheduled to fly as usual. —Oslo: Some 1,500 pilots of SAS and the domestic Norwegian Airlines stopped work and all scheduled flights were suspended. -Manila: The Philippines Airlines Pilots Association reversed an earlier decision to strike and said it would continue normal operations. -Hong Kong: Alitalia, Lufthansa and Air France flights were canceled but it was not immediately known whether any other flights by other airlines would be affected. —Tokyo: Officials at Haneda Airport said three of 15 major airlines had canceled or delayed departures of flights. Passengers who earlier were booked on the struck airlines were transfered to other flights without difficulty, they said. U.S. Supreme Court Declares Wiretapping Unconstitutional WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court today declared illegal the government's wiretapping of suspected domestic "subversives" without a warrant. Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr., speaking for the court, said the wiretapping without judicial permission is unconstitutional as well as unauthorized by the 1968 Safe Streets Act. The former Richmond lawyer, appointed to the court by President Nixon, said: "The danger to political dissent is acute where the government attempts to act under so vague a concept as the power to protect •domestic security'." He added: "The price of lawful public dissent must not be a dread of subjection to an unchecked surveillance power. Nor must the fear of unauthorized official eavesdropping deter vigorous citizen dissent and discussion of government action in private conversation. For private dissent, no less than open public discourse, is essential to our free society." The Nixon administration and former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell maintained both the Fourth Amendment and the 1968 federal law permit eavesdropping without warrants against individuals or groups that the Justice Department concludes may pose a danger to national security. Both contentions were slapped down by Powell in an opinion which Justices William 0. Douglas, William J. Brennan Jr.. Potter Stewart, Thurgood Marshall and Harry A. Blackmun fully supported. Justice Byron R. White said the wiretapping was impermissible under the 1968 law while Chief Justice Warren E. Burger simply said he concurred in the result. Justice William H. Rehnquist. who as assistant at- torney general helped prepare the government's legal position, did not participate in the case. Thus the vote against the government was 8 to 0, with Burger and White giving Powell's decision something less than full support. The case involved government wiretapping of Lawrence Plamundon, a White Panther accused of bombing a Central Intelligence Agency office at Ann Arbor, Mich. Federal District Court Judge Damon Keith of Detroit rejected the government's position and ordered transcripts of the wiretaps turned over to Plamundon's lawyers. The government appealed to the U.S. Circuit Court in Cincinnati, lost there in April 1971, and then appealed to the Supreme Court. Powell, Blackmun and Burger are all appointees of the Nixon administration. Two Pampans Will Address C-C Workshop Two Pampans will hold the attention of delegates to the convention of Texas Chamber of Commerce Managers at their Tuesday luncheon session in Villa Inn at Amarillo. E. 0. Wedgeworth, manager of the Pampa chamber, will preside at the luncheon and Floyd Watson, president of the First National Bank of Pampa, will be the principal speaker. Workshop sessions on all phases of chamber of commerce work will hold the attention of approximately 300 chamber managers from over the entire state. The business sessions opened at 9:30 a.m. today under the gavel of Rex Carpenter of Corsicana, immediate past president. The convention keynoter was Pledger B. Cate. executive vice president and general manager of the South Texas Chamber of Commerce. Others on the program include Ben Homan of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Arnold Mathias, regional manager of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jim Harwell, executive vice president and general manager, Texas Industrial Commission, and Don L. Rowe, CPA, Amarillo. The general theme of the three-day convention will be "The Chamber's Role In These Changing Times." The association's annual banquet will conculde the conference Tuesday evening in the main ballroom of the Villa Inn. 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