Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 18, 1970 · Page 71
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 71

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ALL EDITION JM TU* Arizona Republic Phoenix, linns., Jane 1«, 19W AT spy jet, tanker hit; 2 are hurt United Press International EL PASO - An Air Force SR71 spy plane collided with * tanker during in-flight refueling and crashed yesterday, injuring two crewmen. Maj. Mortimer Jarvis, 36, aftd Lt. Col. Buddy Brown, «, parachuted from the jet portly after the accident and •received minor injuries^ Both «re stationed at Beale AF_» in ftfarysville, Calif. t The Air Force said the high tnitude reconniassance jet, a Strategic Air Command plane fleveloped to replace the U2 >y plane, had finished re- ucling from a KC135 tanker en the accident occurred. £The plane crashed and ex- ftloded 15 miles east of El *>aso near Horizon City. The tanker, apparently undamaged, circled the area and, According to the control tower «t El Paso International Air- |x>rt, headed back to Beale. rAn El Paso radio station manager on a commercial Bight from Dallas said he jbad seen the explosion. i.; "I was sitting at a window Seat talking to the next fellow," Marlin Halnes said. *Then I saw a huge mush- fwm of black smoke and flames extending all the way to the ground. I didn't see the Sfash. I saw it just after the gxplosion. I didn't hear a thing." £ Brown and Jarvis were tak- •fi to the AArmy's William Beaumont General Hospital W El Paso. Dr. Thomas Dillon said they had been held t&r examination. £"The SR71 normally carries j£ two-man crew and is capable of surveying 60,000 square tittles an hour with onboard cameras. The Air Force said we aircraft was used for bat- pfield surveillance and reconnaissance over large areas. •The crash was believed to bfe the fifth of its kind. Two identical planes crashed in nearby New Mexico — the tt-st Jan. 25, 1966, near Tu- Qumcari, and the second near Las Vegas, April 13, 1967. -The U2, predecessor to the plane that crashed yesterday, was best known for an incident May 1, 1960. A AU2 pilot- ejj by Gary Powers was shot down over Russia, v >! * ^'Powers was captures, con- Yiicted of espionage and spent t#o years in a Soviet prison. Shot in stomach, sergeant drives 34 miles for aid "BARSTOW, Calif. (UPI) - Aii Army sergeant drove 34 miles with a bullet in his slbmach for help yesterday after he had been shot by a robber at a rest area on an interstate highway. ^M. Sgt. Richard Hunt, 31, reached a cafe on Interstate 40 and; was taken by ambulance to a hospital at March Air Force Base where he was in critical condition. .^Although Hunt's wife and three children were with him, tljey were unable to drive an automobile and the wounded nfen was forced to drive the car himself. ;Mrs. Hunt said her husband had pulled into a rest area in tl\e desert to get a baby bot- tl$ from the trunk and then walked over to another motorist who had motioned for assistance. •Without warning, the man shot Hunt in the abdomen wjth a .22-caliber rifle and then sped away in his car. An appoints bulletin was Issued for the suspect. Attorneys appointed to campaign group 'Former Arizona attorneys general Robert Pickrell and Barrel F. Smith were named til the Maricppa County canv Pfjgn committee to re-elect incumbent Attorney General Gary Nelson, it was announced, yesterday, ; ;A total of 18 other lawyers and civic leaders were named tdthe steering committee, according to C. Kimball Rose, Nelson 1 ? campaign chairman. N|lson is a Republican. •<e -„, . •- -i -_,. _ f •f ''••;• • ' "' . 1 DISPOSAL PROBLEM WASHINGTON (AP) - A national conference here June 3f - July I will consider the need for safe disposal of unwanted, surplus pesticides and pesticide containers to better protect the environ- JllWlt. Senate confirms 'A dm. Moorer as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff United Press International WASHINGTON - The Senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of Adm. Thomas H. Moorer as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff despite the objection of Sen. Stephen M. Young, D-Ohio, who found fault with his judgment during the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The nomination was confirmed 78 to 2. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn., joined Young in voting against Moorer, who succeeds Army Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, who is retiring. Young noted that at the time of the Tonkin affair, Moorer was commander of the Pacific Fleet, which included the destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy. The Johnson administration contended that the two destroyers were attacked by the North Vietnamese. "Certainly, Adm. Moorer . . . knew, or in the exercise of ordinary care should have known, that was not a truthful statement to give the American people," Young said. Young said the Maddox probably wag never attacked and added that Moorer, nevertheless, "reported confirmation of night attacks on the destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy and at no time later withdrew the charges." Conceding bad conditions at sea, Young asked, "How could a commander miles away be so certain of the facts when the commander at the scene was not?" Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, R-Ariz., recalled that at the time of the incident he was a candidate for president. He said President Johnson telephoned him "full details" of the incident. "The attack was made. Adm. Moofefa Judgment was superb," Goldwater said. E. 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