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"FIRSTInLubbock~FIRSTOn The South Plait*" _• —•••»•'•-•-« -«*».«-f«**«*i»fx.«v—: M. <Mujj[ \sit jut?*Jifuin f tains LUBBQCKAVALANGHE-JOURNAL 53rd Year, No. 136 62 Pages Lubboclc, Texas, Monday Morning, April 7, 1975 Price 15 Cents Full Leased Wires: (API, (UPI)i \IOKMM; FIFTEEN CENTS U.S. Evacuation Plans Laid ^^^^^^^^^^*^ l ^*^*^*^^^ A ^^^^^^ s ^^ lA "^'^^^^' l ^'^»^^^*^'^^'^' A '^^>^>^S^^s^%^^^^^^V/V^WVW^^^^ Tornado Study Helps Develop New Safety Techniques By LEE HAVINS Avalanche-Journal Staff TEAMS of researchers across the nation have, for years, probed the causes and effects of tornadoes and severe windstorms. Engineers in Texas Tech Uni• versity's Institute for Disaster Research, after on-silc inspection of thousands of tornado- damaged structures, have de- (Rtlles To Follow During Tornado, Page 7, Sec. A) v c 1 o p e d several techniques which could provide added protection for occupants of homes and public, buildings. Recently several Tech engineers described potentially lifesaving refinements to accepted safety rules for shielding schoolchildren in the event of violent weather. Extensive research determined that the principal effects of tornadic winds are the disintegrating pressure of the wind on walls, windows and doors; the devastating effect of "missiles" propelled by swirling winds; the collapse of higti portions of buildings such as chimneys into lower levels; and the explosive pressure differential when air pressure inside a building momentarily is higher than outside. A school building designed to meet average requirements sel- rlom fails of explosive decompression, according to Dr. Kishor Molita, a Tech civil See INTERIOR Paire 1ft ROOM; FOR MORE—An American woman escorting Vietnamese orphans signals that there is room for more in a smal! van taking them to the Saigon airport Sunday to board a flight to the United States. (AP Wirephoto) Volunteer Physicians Working To Treat 111 War Orphans By United Press International VOLUNTEER doctors provided intensive treatment Sunday to a new life in American homes. Physicians announced late in cu uiLCliaivc ia caul I^ML ouii\*nj' * , ,.v 011* ini i.-i numjunucn iclLt; in for neai'ly 50 seriously ill, home- the day that it appeared most less Vietnamese babies flownjof the 47 hospilali/cd infants out of the South Vietnam warisvould recover. "We don't zone in the biggest -such mercy mission ever. Two air force planes touched down on U.S. l. carrying i:'.2 more children "There are Four Dog Insurance Plan Offered expect any, deaths," Dr. Alex Stalcup said in San Francisco. pors. baby food and a toy duck —were told to wait in Chicago and the boy would be flown back as soon as possible. And for a 5-year-old girl there was no one to welcome her. Someone forgot to notify Larry five considered slil! critical, but none on Ihe edge of dying." Saturday Arrivals The " State Utility Commission Faces Fight Rates Unregulated In Rural Areas AUSTIN, Tex. (UP!) — Texas is the only state in the union without a central agency to regulate public utilities — telephones, electricity, natural ;as and water. Jtilities now answer to city councils, but rural Texans — half the state's 11 million residents —pay totally unregulated rates, Strong Law Doubted Consumer groups believe' the 1975 legislature, which in the past yielded to lobbyist pressure, will fail to pass a strong utility regulation measure. "We're going against a tremendous and powerful economic force that we support by paying virtually unregulated utility rates," said Jim Boyle, Texas Consumer Association president. ''The utility industry shakes down every Texas utility consumer by making us pay the millions of dollars that are used to lobby against the utility commission." i Utility company lobbyists, however, say the absence of central regulation encourages out-of-state investment that would stop under a state commission. Consumer Lobbying The consumer groups Boyle represents have lobbied strongly at the capitol but the Austin attorney admits he may be no match for the 70 registered lobbyists employed by utility companies. "We pay the salaries of the lobbyists and their fat cigars and S300 suits and expenses," he said. "And we pay for the full-pajrr advertisements that are run in every maior metropolitan paper in the state which attempts to convince us that it's in our best interests to give our money to them to lobby against a utility commission or against achieving fairer rates or against the arrogance of large utility companies." The energy crisis, . TT. . •* lit UM\,L^J V_LI.->lDi S pigrogge. Waterloo, Iowa, that brought pressure on the Amy was on the plane ians for Amy while Olgrogge made the hurried trip to be children arrived united with his new daughter Saturday night in San Francis- CHICAGO UPI — Doctors' bills can be near.y as expensive Tl™^™£ for; dogs as for human.*—and! the payments r.^en't even lax! (American Nurses Aid deductible. So a suburban firm j Orphans, Page I, Sec. B) has obtained a license lo sell comprehensive canine insurance. and were greeted by carrying 65 children landed at . ....idcnt Ford and his wife. Kennedy Airport. Seven-monlh- Two Air Force C141 Starlift-: old twin boys caught the hearts ers landed at Travis Air Force were ..... m. PXI^IL fn, * i a v in f\\i rtjiuu "* Lfic Cl 0\VC1 3S I ncy w iri't,* Base about 75 mi'es northeast carried to their new parents, ' "- ' The first Mr..and Mrs. Thomas Twyforri, of New York City. Twyford, :a policeman, said he had been medial carried 81 children and the second 51. A third plane was The Canine Shield Insurance Agency of Des Plaines, B!., say's its $35 policy will provide up lo $250 in yearly health and accident benefits for dogs six months to SVi years old. Leonard Hoisman, company president, said other pet insurance plans exist, but none provide coverage as comprehensive as the Canine Shield policy. Weather! Weather Map Page 3-C Lubbock and vicinity: Considerable cloudiness today and Tuesday with a chance of thun- riershowers .tonight. High today and Tuesday near 70. Low tonight near 40 j A.M.. a A.M. 3 A.M. 4 A.M. 5 A.M. fi A.M. 7 A.M. B A.M. 9 A.M. 10 P.M. U A.M. Noon 5? 53 53 SO -18 51 m 54 Sfi 58 59 62 1 P.M. 2 P.M. a P.M. •i P.M 5 P.M. fi I'.M. „ 7 P.M. 8 P.M. !) .P.M. 10 P.M. U P.M. Mldnlvht fi5 rti fti K7 fin US B8 Bfi M 63 61 60 Maximum 69; Minimum 47. Maximum a year a BO today 76; Minimum • year ago today 51 Sun rises today 7:27 A.M.; Sun sels today S:I2 P.M. Maximum Humidity Mci: Minimum Humidity 63%; Humidity at midnight '*.' ''' SOUTHWEST WKATHER . tHr PHI. city r H i, Abilene ..' — BS 57 Denver .. — 71 31 AlbuquNYnia —71 M El Paso . — 71 45 AmarDIn .. — Sfi 47 Kousinn .. — fi!l fil Hobb» .... — 68 43 Okla. nty - M 55 .17 67 53 W. Falls . — B7 58 expected to land at Vancouver B.C. • Air Force Lt. Col. Martin Joye, a doctor, said al Travis lhat the children were "pon- ped" bit! in good condition. "The Cl'lls are not the most convenient airplanes to transport children in," he said. 50,000 Kids Loft Creagh Gemmell. a woman representing the World Vision International adopting agency, told reporters. "We left about 50,000 to 60,000 (children) there, and there arc more streaming in (to Saigon) every day " Dr. Mark OscherwiU of M. Zion Hospital in San Francisco said the children in critical condition were suffering from pneumonia, infection and dehydration. The others in tlic hospital, he added, were making rapid recovery and would probably he healthy, enough to be turned over to their adopted parents within t^vo days. Seventy-five children arrived in Chicago for placement in their Midwest homes. Many prospective parents were waiting. One couple was Rep. Eliot Glassheim, North Dakota, and his wife, Pat. Unexpected Trip They waited for 2-year-old Vo Van Dung. They didn't see him. The plane took off. Inadvertently, the lad failed to be taken off the plane and got an unexpected ride to New York City. The Glassheims —loaded with dia- In New York City, a plane " f—**%-• mi IT LW 1.1 caic rt. dlrtie II til I Ly f"* lvl »>^ volunteers became the guard- commission. Lawmakers turned House. See TEXAS Page 10 waiting for two years for the adoption. In another development, American actress Ina Balin worked to get 360 children in an An Lac orphanage to Ft. Benning. Ga., "We've got the backing of the secretary of the Army in Washington," she said. "But we've got to get Vietnamese permission before we can carry out the project," The captain of the second Air Force plane to touch down at Travis, M.E. Sparks, La .lolla, Calif., said most of the babies slept from Hawaii to California. "I fell in love with about 10 of them," Sparks said. There was this reaction from Se« DOCTORS Page 10. , Nixon 'Drama* Begins Today "AN American Ordeal : The Deception and Descent of Richard M. Nixon" begins in The Avalanche-Journal today. This story, written by Saul Pelt, special correspondent for the Associated Press, puts history into your newspaper from the typewriter of a journalist who watched Nixon and Watergate at close range. Serialized by The A-J in three parts. Pelt's story outlines the inexorable undoing of a man and a government — as though for the first time. It has the compelling drive of high drama. Don't miss it. The first installment may be found on Page 5, Sec. A today. GKORGIA STATE REP. JULIAN BOND "I love politics . . . but ( hnte to JOSP" Julian Bond Aims At White House By SAM ATTLESEY Avalanche-Journal Staff "I LOVE's like mothers a drug but I hate to lose when I run for something." The words belong to Julian Bond who hopes his addiction to sponsored by Student Organization for Black Unity. During his brief comments-highlighted by Bond's dry humor—he said the government's attitude toward the needy has changed since 1968 from one of benign concern to malignant neglect. Bond said blacks continue to The 35-year-old Georgia state De "the first to be fired and Ihe senator is almost certain he last to he hired." LH uu;j;ni plL^suie uil Llltr JKglHia- * j " 1 ^, »»uv_» iiujj^o MI^ ciuuicuuil LO turn' to create a state utility politics will lead to the White Marines Stand By On Ships Large Carriers Near Vietnam BULLETIN' SAIfiON (VPI) — South Vietnam has refused to issue any morn exit documents (or Vietnamese war orphans In leave the country, effectively liattlnj; tlie "Operation Babylift" airlift, a senior American refugee worker said early today. SAIGON. South Vietnam (AP.) — U.S. Marines are prepared to land in Saigon In evacuate Americans and some Vietnamese if major fighting or chaos breaks out. informed sources said Sunday. The development came as the United Stales continued building up its 7th Fleet ships and forces off Vietnam, with at least one aircraft carrier, three destroyers, a tialf-dozcn other amphibious ships and elements of a Marine division standing by. Carriers In Zone Three other aircraft carriers are within the zone, including the nuclear-powered Enterprise. The buildup was disclosed in •jart in news releases from the U.S. Embassy and by other independent sources. Specific locations of the various vessels were not given. In Washington, a Defense Department spokesman said, 'there is absolutely no foundation" to stories "which suggest that the evacuation of Americans from Vietnam, is imminent." The spokesman added: "As we have said before, there are Tour aircraft carriers in the Western Pacific. They are still there. There are no aircraft :arricrs in Vietnam waters." 100-Mile Strikes South Vietnam claims a .hrce-mile territorial limit. During the U.S bombing of N T orth Vietnam carriers often launched warpianes from about 100 miles off the coast. U.S. Embassy spokesmen would not comment on the 7th Fleet buildup, but news releases from the embassy on refugee evacuation disclosed that the commander of the. fleet's amphibious force, Rear! Adm. Donald B. Whilmire, wasj on station near Saigon with his flagship, the USS Blue Ridge. The same release also disclosed that the destroyer USS Reasoner and scores of Marine helicopters were within only a short distance of Saigon. Sources said they were on station to evacuate Americans MAY GET POST—Chiang • Ching'-kup, elder son of Chiang Kai-shek, may take over as leader of the Nationalist Chinese now that his father has died. The 87-• year-old chief of the Nationalist government on Taiwan died Saturday of a heart attack. Story on Page 3. Sec. A. fAP Wirephoto) Rainy Day Predicted Over Area A-J NBAVS Services MOISTURE-LADEN c 1 o u d s covered the entire state Sunday generating a few cells of rainfall activity in north-central areas, and in the southern portion of West Texas. Late Sunday, weathermen said they expected more thunderstorms to develop today, holding out an 80 per cent chance of rain in Lubbock today and a 20 per cent chance tonight. Temperatures in the Lubbock area should climb to nearly 70 degrees today after a high Sunday of 69 degrees, Low tonight should be in the 40s. Low Sunday was 47 degrees. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued late Sunday for Kinney. Maverick, Uvalde, Medina, Frio and Zavala counties in South Texas where rain feil at a rate of about an inch per hour and hail up to golf ball size was reported. Residents of thesi areas were See RAINY Page 10 '•' In The A-J Today will announce his candidacy for | the presidency sometime in June, he said here Sunday. Sec, t;.S. TROOPS Page 10 .... .,, iiuu, J. in ,i»oi JJIUUK 10 Know Jf he does, he will become theil belong to the finest body of first black to actively seek the men money can buy " nation's highest office. Supposed To Be .Toke Is Nation Ready? i After the laughter died down. Speaking in a low-key manner'.Bond cracked, "That was sup- his voice almost a whisper, pnsed to be a joke." "1 am by profession a politician," he noted. j "And, I'm just proud to know; Bond was quick to answer when The only black man to be I J -e L " — "..^..| i in. uiil^ UltlUiV llldll LO Ut asked if the United States is nominated for the'vice-presiden ready for a black president. "I don't know about, anyone else: I sure am. ..whether it's me or someone else." During an interview with The Avalanche-Journal Sunday afternoon, the pencil-thin Georgia lawmaker said be "thinks" he will run for the presidency in 197G. He admitted he is having difficulty raising money, and he Still is attempting to build support "outside of the South.' 1 Black Week Activity Sunday night, Bond spoke to more than 400 persons on the Texas Tech University campus for the culmination of Black cy said during the interview that he believed President Ford would be re-nominated as the Republican's pick in 1976. He added that Ford can be defeated by a Democratic choice. "Even (Texas U.S. Sen. Lloyd) Bentsen could beat our stale." he said. Texas Plan Blasted Bentsen apparently is not a favorite of Bond. "Bentsen just doesn't excite me loo much. "Bentsen has been in Georgia so much, people there thought he was running for governor of our slate." he said. Bond also is not happy with the presidential preference pri- Week activities. His speech \\as| Sec JULIAN Page in f Today's Prayer ] OUR Heavenly Father, show us what we can do to he witnesses and messengers in behalf of the kind of lives You intend for us to lead. Amen. A Reader. Amusements 8-9 "A Classified 5-15 X! Comics 4 "C Deaths 3 : A Editorials 4 ;A Family News 2 B Heartline 13 A Inflation Column 2 A Horoscope 2 A Investment Column 3 :B Sports 1-3'.G TV-Radio 8 "A Victory Garden 7 A COMIC DICTIONARY TEEN-AGE — The time in life when a young woman's place is in the home because that's where the telephone is. State Legislature Set To Consider AUSTIN (AP) _ Texas legislators had a row of "biggies" lined up for them today as they returned for their 13th week of the 6th Legislature. Before the end of the week it might be possible for the House to complete work on the Sen- ate-pa.ssed new state con- slilulicn, and for a Senate- Doctors Urge Better Rural Practice Incentives By CELPiSTE LOUCKS Avalanche-Journal Staff . AT LEAST two Texas legislators advocate mandatory medical practice in rural or physician-poor towns. State and American -Medical Association spokesmen disagree. Both factions recognize the need. Both are interested in providing adequate health care. But medical educators prefer, generally, luring doctors into these areas through incentives and exposure 1 0 rural practice. Legislators, reviewing constituent pleas supported by doctor- patient ratios (at least 15 Texas counties have no doctor accord- ins to the 1D70 census) don't believe incentives are enough. They seek to legislate relief. The House is scheduled to hear this week a bill sponsored by Rep. Fred 'Head requiring Texas medical schools to insure at least 20 per cent of the students admitted will engage in rural or small town (less than 5,000 population) medicine. The bill requires these students to he family or general practice and specifics a minimum of four years practice (after licensing) in underserved areas. The contract provides a $100 a month stipend for students while in medical school. One bill hy Rep. Joe Pentony states a non-resident may not attend a Texas medical school without agreeing lo practice medicine for at least two years in underserved areas of the state, It requires Texas medical schools to reserve 25 per cent of the openings in each freshman class for applicants who intend to practice in rural or underserved areas, and instructs first preference be given to applicants for aid from the State Rural Medical Education Board. • "Preference between equally qualified applicants shall be given" to persons with permanent residence in rural or inner-city areas who intend to practice in such areas at least two years. A second bill by Pentony directs that in order to acquire a permanent license to practice medicine in the state, the physician must first practice medicine for two years In rural or physician-poor areas. A temporary license may be See LEGISLATORS Page Ifl House committee to write a compromise on the presidential primary bill. And -in the wings almost ready for floor debate are the session's prime tasks—the 197677 spending bill and a revision of Texas' school financing program . Both houses had mostly routine legislation on their agendas today. • : The Senate, meeting at 11 a.m., had 47 measures that the sponsors said were ready for debate. Ready for a final vote is a tentatively approved measure to allow duck hunting in Sea Rim State Park. The House; meeting at. 2 p.m.. had on tap a Senate-approved bill that would provide one uniform program of group life, accident and health insurance coverage for all state em- ployes. Now there are several. The House plans to take up the proposed new state constitution Tuesday. Although the Senate polished off its version in six hours of debate, it was expected to take longer in the House. ... Rep. Ray Hutchison, R-Dallas, a House sponsor, said ^lobbyists for 16 state colleges 'wbo share revenue from the curmit See LEGISLATURE Pace U"; ' - • ~ V

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