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'FIRSTIn Lubbock~FIRST On The SoutkPbins" 53rd Y.ar, No. 137 34 Pag«s Lubboclc, Texas, Tuesday Morning, April 8, 1975 Pric* 15 Cents Full Leased Wires: (AP), (UPI) ^^^^^^^^^^_ _ ' • __ Bombs Saig Numerous Funnels Reported 59-MPH Gusts Slash Across South Plains By. USE HAV1NS . Avalanche-Journal Staff SOUTH,Plains skies darkened Monday afternoon as a line of thunderstorms rumbled across the area leaving a trail of wind damage and touching off a. series of funnel cloud sightings. The storm hit Lubbock from the .southwest at 2:15 p.m. dumping about one-fourth of an inch of. rain and a brief spray of -pea-sized hail on most of the city. ; . Most damage, however, was caused by the wind which gusted to 59 mph during the brief storm and continued to blast the area afterward. Numerous reports of window breakage and roof damage followed the one-hour attack on the city. Six Funnels Reported A total of six funnel clouds either weVe sighted by residents] or were indicated by National Weather Service radar in a three-county area including Lubbock, Hale and Hocklcy counties. Only one twister reportedly struck the ground. Residents living near Posey southeast of Lubbock said that tornado struck ground twice and then dissipated about 2:35 p.m. Other runnel clouds were sighted near Whitharral, Plainview -and near downtown Lubbock. None could be confirmed, however. Radar Indcates Funnels NWS radar indicated possible funnel clouds near Lubbock Regional Airport and in the Hale Center vicinity. These also remained unconfirmed. Power companies and Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Lubbock reported only isolated cases of'power losses during the storm and several broken poles. Southwestern Public Service Co. lost contact with about 100 customers during the rain and hail "mostly where debris blew into our lines or transformers," a spokesman said. The persistent wind which continued after the storm loosened a SWPS ground wire disrupting electric service to an- ofher 200 customers living between Quaker Avenue and Slide Road. Service was restored, a company spokesman said, in about an hour. Roof Blown Oft A portion of the roof was blown off the McClain Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Carlisle, and a small building owned by Plunkett Mi-chine Co. was moved 20 to 30 feel .by the high winds. The building came to rest in the middle of SSth Street, a spokesman there said. A truck towing a mobile home north of Loop 289 near its intersection with 34th Street Batter Area Buildings SCEMES OF DESTRUCTION — High winds which accompanied a. line of thunderstorms through the South Plains Monday left their mark on the area. At left, a pile of rubble was all that remained of a mobile home being towed on Loop late Monday. A gusty wind blew the.trailer oft the roadway .and caused it to collapse, police-said. The wind stripped the roof off McClain Heating and Air' Conditioning in Carlisle. The scene was typical of window Snd roof destruction reported throughout the area. Glass firms were busy replacing smashed windows and doors. Few areas in West Texas escaped the storm's fury. (Staff Photos by Wes Phillips and Joe Don Buckner) Paper Says Sub's Weapons Recovered LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The CIA spy ship Glomar Explorer recovered the body of a Russian nuclear weapons expert with his personal journal and two nuclear- tipped torpedoes from a sunken Soviet submarine, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. The salvage crew was threatened at one point by radioactivity because the nuclear weapons aboard had leaked and contaminated parts of the sub, the Times said. The journal was the first documentary evidence of the nuclear potential of the Golf class submarine, the newspaper's source said. The newspaper said the Glomar Explorer is scheduled to return this July to the site 750 miles north of 'Hawaii where the submarine sank in 1968, to raise the rest of: the sub if possible, including its nuclear, armed missiles. . .;••' The Times quoted intelligence sources and sources with independent knowledge of the project, including at least one member of th,e ship's crew. The project,.- which has been criticized as too expensive at an estimated. $400 niillioh, was actually '-a stunningV success," the newspaper, 'quoted an intelligence sources saying. ' 'Two nuclear- tipped torpedoes./were brought up with the 38-foot forward section that was .'salvaged!" the Times quoted ah independent: source as -sayjng. The operation also recovered "a 2-inch thick journal kept by a young Soviet naval officer being groomed as , an expert on. the nuclear capabilities of the vessel (and) . . . The young officer's body, curled, as. if asleep in his bunk, and so well!; preserved that intelligence agents ,were able to establish his identity." The Times said that contrary to previous reports, the giant claw of' the . Glomar Explorer and its accompanying barge took hold of .the entire Russian submarine and lifted it 5,000 feet before .the sub broke and two thirds of the vessel sank again. The 38-foot forward section that was retrieved was cori- . t am i n at e d from warheads aboard the sub that leaked radioactivity "either when it sank or during the years it had lain rusting,on the bottom," the Times said. The recovery ships crew had spent weeks training for just such art eventuality, and worked In "space suits'' : to protect themselves, the Times quoted one crew member as saying! Despite the precautions, See PAPER Pape 10 Sen CITY Page 10 Counselors Seized, Released At Tennessee State Prison NASHVILLE. Tenn. (AP) — Four civilian counselors at the Tennessee State Prison were held hostage Monday by a small group of inmates armed with homemade knives and bil- ly clubs before being released unharmed. Leaders of the revolt blamed harassment toy guards and a lack of understanding by the three were held captive for nine hours. State Corrections Commissioner Herman Yeatman said the final three were released after prison officials agreed to set up a board to look into a list of 12 demands made by the rebelling inmates. Yeatman said the only firm commitment made was that the rebelling prison review board system, which controls how long an inmate can be locked up in administrative segregation. Several of them charged trial the review board gives preferential treatment to whites. Nonbie Carr, a Memphis in- Sce TENNESSEE Page 1ft ...,,• p it. •_ in out: was nint uic j cutruuiL! prison-administration for the.r , actions. • I Authorities said the inmates j took the four men as they reported for work at the counseling office at the prison beginning at ab;mt 9 a.m. One of the counselors was released after five hours; the other Lobbyist 'Unsure' Of Third Payoff WASHINGTON (AP) — Jake! Jacobsen testified Monday he may have made a third $5,000 payoff to former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally but that he cannot recall it for sure. The testimony came in a roundabout way during crojs- examiriation by Connally's lawyer at Connally's bribery tnai. Cash Briefcase Recalled Jacobsen, formerly a lawyer for the country's largest dairy cooperative, acknowledged ihtit records show he entered 0 safe deposit box in Austin on.De:. 1-1, 1971 and he recalled bringing a briefcase full of casn to Washington. "The only thing I don't have a /firm recollection about is having r given it to Secretary Connaliy," lie said.' .Earlier.in the trial, Jacobjen testified that he handed Connally $5,800 payments on May 14 and Sept. 24, 1971^for C nallyV help in getting milk price supports raised that year. JaewMcn Questioned Edward Bennett Williams, Connally's defense lawyer; nari •pent,'the day of' cross-examination in bringing out previous •worn- testimony by Jacobsen that Connally had not accepted the HO.600. Williams also asked Jacobjen if he denied that he offered to ;ive evidence to the Department of Justice against former President Lyndon B. Johnson to escape a fraud investigation. "Yes, sir, I deny that," Jacobsen said. Jacobsen was still on the witness stand when court recessed Tor the night. "A Gnaw-In* Inkling" Williams asked Jacobsen about a time when he told in terviewers from the -Special Watergate Prosecutor's Office that "you had a gnawing inkling that sometime you may have had a briefcase" full of money that he brought from Austin to Washington. "Yes," said Jacobsen. "That you ha«l an inkling the third $5,000 m,ust have gone to Connally although you had no recollection of it?" "Yes." "That although you had no recollection at all receiving the money from (milk producers employ* Bob) Lilly you must have given it to Secretary Con- nal.ly?" •• Jacobsen replied that the de posit box showed an entry tha day. - , .. . Q. You say therefore that you Se* LOBBYIST Page !• jcuted. One of the inmates. Doc Walker, 28. serving a 100-year sentence for robbery with a deadly weapon,, told newsmen the inmates took the counselors hostage because they knew wi'son officials would be rcluc- ant to force a violent situation. "If we had taken seven uards in there, then they vould have come in shooting all the guards and us too," Walker Said. Another inmate. Gabe Sims, added. "The only reason the counselors was taken was we thought they'd be more reasonable and we would talk.' Prisoners who crowded into the parole board office lo talk to newsmen after the hostages' release corn-plained aboul the Cocaine Case Argued Here By Defendant By STEVE MONK Avalanche-Journal Slaff COURT - APPOINTED legal "consultant" Byron Chappel] got actively involved in the cocaine 'possession trial 'iof Marc Tibbetts for the first time Monda yafternoon during arguments on what form-Tibbetts' expected testimony is to- take. Tibbetts. 21, of 2101 34th St., No. 5, sat alone at the defense table Monday during prosecution testimony. Chappoll, who was appointed by 137th Dist Judge Robert C. Wright to consult with Tibbetts after the de fendant earlier fired his em Amusements 4-5 BJ ployed attorney, sat silently be Classified 3-l3Cif, ide »e court bailiff throughout jtlie prosecution case. Comlcs 8B | After the jury had been re- Deaths HAcessed, Asst. Criminal Dist Editorials .. 4 A Attv - Mike Irish asked that Tib _ „ ' betts, if he chose to testify in Family News 2B| h i s own defense, put that tesi- Farm News And Quotes ... 5A,mony in question and answer Horoscope 2 A\ for ™- „ ,. / 1 ...-«, chappy objected to the re Jest; saying that an experi Investment Column 8B| enccd attorney would be unable In The A-J Today American Ordeal • A [Today's Prayer j IF IT be Thy will, O God, we beseech Thee not for wisdom, but plain common sense. Amen. — A Reader. tell a comprehensible story in question, and answer form and if. would be impossible for a layman such as Tibbetts. Tv „ .. ! Wright turned down the pros iv-Kauio *»iecution request and said he Oil News M c| Sports 1-2C Stock Market* «-7 B Victory Garden 4B COMIC DICTIONARY MISSIONARY A person who sometimes reforms a' cannibal by, giving him religion, but more often by giving him indigestion. wduld allow Tibbetts, if he tes t'ifics, to use the narrative form unless he continually goes out side the record. Irish rested the state's cas after calling two officers wh< participated in an April 15 See COCAINE Page 10 Single Jet Hits Thieu Residence Viet President Unhurt In Raid SAIGON, South Vietnam AP) — A camouflaged F5 jet warplane of the South Vielnanv ;se air force bombed the down- own palace of President NguV 'en Van Thieu early, this.morn- ng. •' . ...:'..,.• - ' " Witnesses said.; the single; plane swooped low over the nodern four-story building and'- iropped at -least two'"and possibly four 500-pound bombs; 1 .'"'•'" Thleu Not Injured '-.' Palace sources said' Thieu and his family were riot ui-: jured. Thieu is under intense; pressure to resign because of .he collapsing battlefield situation. .... There was no immediate indication if the bombing was the act of one angry pilot or part of a larger plot to oust .Thieu. "I. can see. windows blown out on the top three: floors, of... one wing of the palace;" a witness said. Others reported one/bomb hit "a sandbagged tent; used by members- of Thieu's : white-uni-. formed palace guards, but there, was no report: of casualties. : ' Arms Sire Heard .... Soon after the" ; bombing, small arms fire was heard in the vicinity. of the concrete and steel palace but it .ended quickly. Police .'cordoned, off.' the 'palace, located: in r a-/walletT-p'ark the size of several* city 'blocks"; and 20mm .antiaircraft' -guns' were -wheeled into position:beside, the walls.. . • ; : ; . . • Ambulances and fire trucks' were seen leaving the' areav '-. Opposition politicians .have been demanding that Thieu step down. They blam* him for failing) to halt the mohth-ipng- Communist-led' offensive;., that has captured three-quarters of South Vietnam 'roni government troops and left' the military demoralized.' The Viet Cong also has demanded Thieu's resignation, saying . ; it would not negotiate peace.with his regime. '.'.-.,,• Palace Bombed Before . The palace had been bombed before by two government planes in 1951 in an' aborted coup against civilian President Ngo Dinh' Diem. One of the planes was shot down and 'the other fled to then-neutral Cambodia. Diem was not hurt in the attack but was. ousted in a military revolt two years later and slain by his captors. Retired Gen. Nugyen Cao Ky was commander of the Vietnamese air force at that time. He became premier, with Thieii as president, but. then turned against Thieu in a power struggle and in recent months nas been trying to drganize 'a political alliance against the president. A dozen of Ky's associates, including his' top assistant, have been arrested in recent weeks on charges of plotting to overthrow Thieu. Troops Reinforce Palace Associated Press newsmen Carl Robinson and Arnold Zeitlin reported that the presidential guard took up positions in bunkers and army reinforcements converged on the palace area after this morning's attack. The streets were quickly deserted by persons en route to work. : At one intersection near the palace motorists abandoned their cars, leaving the doori See SOUTH VIET Page M LONG JOURNEY'S END—Mrs. Jean Bello of. Yorktown Heights. N.Y., carries her newly adopted'son at New York's Kennedy Airport. The boy was one of 57 orphans who arrived there Sunday from South Vietnam. Story on Page 1, Sec. B. {AP Wirephoto) Russian Space Failure Brings Doubts On Mission WASHINGTON (UPI) — The weekend launch failure of. a Russian Soyuz spaceship raised new questions Monday, about the Soviets' ability to. meet the July 15 date for the launch of another Soyuz to meet an American Apollo in orbit. U.S. space 'officials had not heard from their Russian counterparts about the nature of the rocket failure, and it was not known whether the problem would require rocket modification* that might delay Russian preparations for the joint flight. "We're confident they will inform us of any developments which might impact the joint mission," the ;U. S. space agency said in a statement. George M. Low. deputy space agency administrator, said 17 Soyuz spacecraft have been successfully launched and "we are confident that the problem experienced on this launch will be fully evaluated by Soviet space officials and that the necessary corrective actions will be taken." The matter was expected to come up today when the technical directors for both sides, Glynn S. , Lunney in Houston and Konstantin D. Bushuyev in Moscow, discus pro.iect preparations , during a regular weekly telephone call. The American ;astronauts preparing for the flight are scheduled to fly to Russia next week for their final training session with the cosmonauts, they will meet in space. During that visit, the, Americans wil! inspect the Rumian Soyuz a_nd its rocket for the first time at the Baikonur launch site. The official Tass News Agency said Saturday's launch of Soyuz 18 cosmonauts Vasily Lazarev and Oleg Makarov was aborted when the third stage of their workhorse rocket deviated from its planned operation. The Soyuz separated from the malfunctioning rocket and returned to an emergency landing in . a mountainous region of Siberia. The mission was not connected with the joint flight, but the Me KtTMIAlV P»fC I* ^WegtherJ WttUfcer M»p Pmce 5-A Lubbock and vicinity: Partly cloudy to clear through WedM*- day. Cooter today. Warmer Wednesday. Hittt'tmiay near Low tonight upper 30*. winds 20 to 30 mph. 1 a.m. 3 i.m. ,1 4 5 9 1Q 11 Noon 1 p.m. . 2 p.m. . 3 p.m. . 4 P-m. . 3 p.m. . * P.IQ: 1" p.m. . S'p.m. . ID ivm. . 11 p.m. . XidnifM f; i ». I. H; WalHaaa 3d.. tfi.ttmira a y»«r MD May VI; MM- mum • yor ••» Son i-lM tod toy 8:13 p.m. CUf f Abilwit .21 Albuqwrqu* '— J* • B AKwrtU* JS • • HoW* citr .49 1

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