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IO-A-LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Tu«td«y Morning, April 8, 1975 South Viet Plane Bombs Saigon Palace ft '•-'•'" . ' ^^B^\ KICKING UP A STORM— Debi Buckner, 19, a sophomore student at Texas Tech University, makes quite a splash after a brief thunderstorm broke over Lubbock Monday afternoon. The rain quickly filled streets servicing the Tech campus causing some studenis (o get their feet wet. (Staff Photo) City, Area Raked Vicious Winds By •/ (Continued From Pa;;e One) was blown off the road about G p.m. destroying the mobile home. Driver of the truck was uninjured. Several buildings including another mobile home wore destroyed near Levelland. Hockley County sheriff's deputy Willie Turner said the trailer house located two miles west of Levelland was blown about 25 feet and overturned. Owner .of the structure, T.E. Taylor, was not injured. High Winds Blamed Turner attributed the demolition of the trailer to high winds rather than a tornado, even though the si'ic was near an unconfirmed rcpcrt of a funnel cloud. He noted that the mobile homo was located next, to a home which was unscathed. City officials in Lubbock acti- vinte'd the Emergency Operations Center in the basement of City Hall at 13 :30 a.m. Monday Chain Alarm System Used At Schools in anticipation of the approaching storm. By 1 p.m. spotters had been posted around the city. As the mometers in the city took a quick ciive from 71 degrees to 51 degrees in an hour's time. The brief blast of hail had its effect on Lubbock drivers also. Fourteen accidents were reported to Lubbock police during the onslaught, 10 of them within a half hour. No one was seriously injured. Employes in Lubbock's Federal Building were rushed to the basement as the thunderstorm approached. | (Continved From F»g« One) open in their haste to nee. In streets, alleys and passageways in the heart of the city pedestrians scrambled for cover. A half-hour later, traffic resumed and people emerged from cover, many huddling in small groups, talking and watching apprehensively. Delta Attacks Increase North Vietnamese-Viet Cong forces have made no major move against Saigon, but they increased their attacks Monday on district capitals in the Mekong Delta, the southern quarter of the country still under Saigon's control. South Vietnamese military spokesmen said 10 delta capitals were shelled. They also reported a fuel center six miles from Saigon was hit with 60 rocket and mortar rounds. Saigon commanders were planning defenses against an anticipated onslaught by North Vietnamese-Viet Cong forces that have gobbled up the north ern three-quarters of South Vietnam in three weeks agains light resistance. Quick Vole Nixed In Washington, congressiona leaders said there was n chance of a quick vote on sup plemental military aid to Sout! Vietnam arid Cambodia as re quested by President Ford. Senate Majority Leader Mik- Mansfield, D-Mont., said actio had been deferred until Frida. on legislation to provide aid t Cambodia. He added that th Democratic Policy Committe was opposed to any further mi itary aid to Cambodia but sup ported allocation of humanitar ian assistance to Cambodia an South Vietnam through inter national or volunteer agencies. Military aid to South Vietnan was not discussed, he said, an Congress was waiting "to se what happens" after Ford de livers a foreign policy speec Thursday. Ford has asked for militar aid appropriations of 5222 mi lion for Cambodia and $300 mi lion for South Vietnam. "Irresponsible Action" In London, former Californi Gov. Ronald Reagan said cm gressional failure to approv ietnam's east .coait. Military 'sources said the in- reased Communist-led activity t the rice-rich .Mekong Detta, ome. for one-third of South ietnam's 20 'million peopu, onsisted. mostly of rocket and morUr Attacks that' wounded immediate military aid t South Vietnam is "the most i responsible action of the Con gress of the United States i the last 100 years of our hi tory." An armada of U.S. Nay ships, including part of a M rine division, is off the coast < Vietnam in case a rapid eva uation of an Americans in dcred. estimated 6,00 Saigon is o The Pentagon announced th Marine riflemen have boarde four U.S civilian contract s>,ip to prevent rioting by Soul "Rainfall totals ranging from a| Vietnamese refugees. The final boll nf a school day sounds. T h o u s ;i n d s of Lubbock youngsters are ready to pour onto city streets, but the streets fire dark with s debris from spring storm. trace to one-half of an inch were reported around the South Plains as the line of storms rolled through. High winds in Dimmitt were blamed for damaj;e in an unusual incident there. Swirling gusts reportedly picked up gravel from the roof of Dimmitt High School peppering cars in an adjacent parking lot. "Considerable window and windshield damage" was inflicted on tho parked vehicles, a witness said. Truck Driver Killed Blowing dust in Muleshoe Monday afternoon caused a truck to careen out of control kiling the driver, officials said. High winds and heavy dust raked Eastern New Mexico during the day as that area experienced one of the worst dust Government soldiers and re ugecs seized control of one sh over the weekend that was tal ing them to Phu Quoc Isla.'.j the Gulf of Thailand and mac it sail to the onetime seaside resort of Vung Tau on South about 50 civilians. Moct of the (helling was in Dinh Tuoag province, about 35 miles south of Saigon. The fuel depot shelling just outside the capital was at Nha Be, where there are tank farms that have been /.targets of shelling and sapper attacks many, times through the long years of the war. Five government soldiers and one civilian were reported wounded and minor Carnage w as said to have bedfc':'. ; caused to pipeline networks. A major emergency airlift of Vietnamese orphans out of the country came to an official halt Monday, although the welfare minister. Dr. Phan Quang Dan, said others will leave later "in smaller groups." About 1,700 orphans were flown out of the country in the week-long operation. Most wen; to new homes in the United States, with others taken to Australia, Canada and Britain. Those leaving were already going through the adoption process when the airlift began. EASY DOES IT—Workmen carefully replace a glass windowfront at Margaret's, a clothing store at 2002 Broadway. High winds which accompanied a line of thundershowers through the South Plains were blamed for the damage. Winds gusted to 59-mph. Rain and small hail also accompanied the storm. (Staff Photo by Joe Don Buckner) Health Maintenance Groups Bill Okayed By State Senate AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — A Maintenance Organ- bill that holds out to Health izations middle class Texans the hope of better health at a lower co^t won Senate approval Monday compromise on a presidential' primary bill drafted to enhance Sen. Lloyd Bentsen's bid for the' White House. "We're ready to go," sai Rep. Ray Hutchison, R-Dalla chairman of the House Con stitutional Revision Commitiei The House was reminded be-j The resolution embodies th fore quitting for the day that i new constitution hammered cu without a whisper of debate. (today's calendar is headed! in seven months of debate b House members, meanwhile, |by the Senate-approved resoiu- 1 "-- 1 "' 7 ' •"—n*..t! — -i /••«.. Lobbyist 'Unsure' Of Third Payoff called for a 10-member negotiating committee to work out a tion submitting to the people an entire new Texas Constitution. Growing Arts Trend On Campuses Hailed the 1974 Constitutional Con vention, which fell three votes , short on its final night of giving i the document the two-thirds majority needed for submission to the voters. Health Maintenance Organ- ',,.! storms this year. Winds estimated at 70 mph rovc residents inside, sent cat- mi* n tie into fences and caused some wmcis 01 damagc Decision on what to do rests with the individual principal of each school. He acts within a set procedure for the safety of his students "They've all been advised to stay alert and use discretion in letting children go," Bill Parker, director of personnel services for the Lubbock Independent School District, said Monday when the decision faced many elementary school principals ns severe storms battered Lubbock. A telephone chain alarm system goes into operation at A drive-in theater in Clovis received extensive damage early Monday when a gust of wind destroyed a portion of the screen. Travelers throughout the New Mexico area faced visibility near zero during the afternoon. The National Weather Service late Monday issued a travelers' advisory for eastern and cen- Iral portions of the state due to blowing dust. Another advisory was extended for mountainous areas of New Mexico where weathermen inches of new snow. Seven inches of new snow was record- school administration officcs|cd at Red River, N.M. when severe weather warnings < come over a hot line from the Lubhock Emergency Operating Center (KOO. Such an alert went out Monday. Seven offices in the administration building called a set number of schools, which in turn notified other schools until all wore contacted. "We can canvass the city in eight to 30 minutes, usually in seven." Parker explained. "If the line is busy, we ask the operator to cut in." The afternoon alert came after many Lubbock schools participated in morning drills "to take all safety precautions, get away from glass and go to the strongest part of the building." No school faces a situation Jike Monday's without prior instruction and drills. A principal makes the final decision to hold the children, hut releases ai.y student to parents in any weather. A number of Lubbock elementary school students were dismissed from school at the request of parents early Monday. Parker writes the message that goes by telephone chain system to every school, alerting that school and putting its safety in the hands of its principal. Thundcrstorm and tornado were issued progres 1 for the entire western, northern and centra) portions of :hc state as the thunderstorms led a cold front across the state. A furviol cloud was sighted by residents cf Scurry County as the front hit Snyder. Another tornado warning immediately went out in King and Cottle counties when a funnel cloud was indicated on weather service radar about 17 miles f»om Guthrie. Late Monday, a funnel cloud was reported and confirmed by San Angelo police in the northern part of that city. Another sighting was reported southwest of Batcsville at 9 p.m. Where It Rained CITV TOTAL Brownfirld TriKn DinmilK ,.[« Hale tinier 3J lAme^u Tract I^vrlland 33 Minefield .11 Matador i .' 44 .>ful««Jnxi ..IK Halh '...'..'.'.'..'.'.'..'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.M S-mlnole Trmrr Nlnloii IB Siiitrkmn 32 Tahok* M Wilson l.« Cocaine Case Argued Here By Defendant (Continued From Page One) 197-), raid on Tibbetts' residence and a chemist who analyzed the drugs seized. Lubbock police detective Jimmy Myers testified that he and two other agents entered Tib- belts' residence to execute a seach warrant and found Tibbets and another man. Kenneth Eastwood, kneeling beside a bed. -Myers said Tibbetts was stirring a white powder substance in a plate when the officers entered. Department of Public Safety Chemist Pat Johnson later identified that substance as cocaine He also identified three bricks and one plastic bag of marijuana and a tin foil packet containing heroin taken in the raid Tibbetts repeatedly questioner Myers and DPS narcotics agenl George Maben as to his (Tib belts') location when the offi cers entered. Tibbctts also accused the offi cers of using vulgar words and making threats during the raid "Do you deny that you used profanity?" Tibbetts asked. 'We did not," Maben replied "And you made no threats?" "No." "Isn't it true," Tibbctts then asked, "that this is a trumped- up case?'' The cross examination topped there after Irish objected and Wright sustained the objection. Defense testimony was expected to begin this morning. By LEON FLEMING Avalanche-Journal Staff Just as university campuses are important to the arts in America, so, too, are the arts important to the university, the chairman of the National Endowment for Ihe Arts said in Lubbock Monday night. Nancy Hanks inaugurated the Alcoa Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas Tech University n an address focusing on "The Jniversity and the Arts." About 200 persons were in attendance. Citing the growth of the arts curriculum at Texas Tech, Miss -Tanks said this mushrooming of nterest in art, music, architcc- ,ure, dance and theater is something Tech shares with campuses throughout America. Any university, she said, has ,wo important arts-related roles in this country: offering training in and presenting the arts. History Traced She traced briefly the history of the arts in America and how growth took place from the 17lh century, when "religious mo lives were the prime mover of higher education, 1 ' to the early years of this century, when the arts were beginning to find a place on the campus. She quoted educator John Dewey: "The arts arc not only intrinsically and directly enjoyable, but they serve a purpose beyond themselves. They are not luxuries of education, but experiences of that which makes any education worthwhile." But the speaker also voiced words of warning during Monday night's lecture: that facing financial uncertainty, organizations might follow tradition and cut the funding of aits programs, ofering as explanation, "Look at how long we got along without them." Such a step would mean a cultural tragedy for the nation. Miss Hanks said. teachers of the arts, then we will never improve education in our .elementary and secondary] j. schools, she went on. : Talk about improving the arts i in education is useless, Miss' Hanks said, "until the univcrsi ties of the nation put a higher priority on quality training." Furthermore, she suid, universities should take a more active sponsorship role or in other ways assist professional theater. She gave examples of universities which provide space and other services for active professional theatrical troupes. ization (HMO) bills met failure in 1973, but doctors, insurance men and consumer advocates got together and produced a compromise bill. Rep. Tim Von Dohlen, D-Goliad, the House sponsor, said he hoped lo lake Ihe Senate-passed bill before the House next (Continued From Page One) oncluded that coming to Washington with cash in the brief- ase and keeping it overnight must have related to a Dec. 16 layment to Secretary Connally? A. Yes, sir. Williams asked whether from that he told prosecutors "you were able to infer you made he third payment?" A. Yes, sir. Q. And it was the product of an inkling? A. It was the product of hav- ng looked at the records ... and a certain meeting at the Austin airport that day. The only thing I don't have a firm recollection about is having giv en it to Secretary Connally. In his questioning Williams never indicated why he raised he possibility of a December payoff. But courthouse observes said it probably was an attempt to show how hazy Jacob sen's recollection was on such an imsjortant matter. Williams took Jacobsen back to the weeks after March 25 when Secretary of Agriculture Clifford A. Hardin announced that he was reversing an ear lier decision and raising milk support prices from 80 per cen to 85 per cent of parity. The de cision, which Connally had ad vocated in a meeting with then President Richard M. Nixon was worth $300 million to mili producers. Williams brought out that Ja cobsen had met twice anc talked once with Connally afle the milk price decision but tha Jacobsen had said the treasur secretary asked for no monej It was in a fourth conversatio on April 28. 1971. that Jacobse said Connally suggested th milk producers show gratitud with cash. Williams' question abou Johnson, whom Jacobsen na served as legislative counsel i the White House for two years followed a series of question about a fraud investigation b the Department of Justice i 1972. He asked Jacobsen whethe the Federal Home Loan Ban Board had recommended tha provide a full array of medical services—often under one roof—for a pre-paid fee similar to a monthly insurance premium. They stress preventive medicine, since the prepayment members Vital Role Finally, Miss Hanks stressed the role of the university as "presenters of the arts," saying. "Do you realize that collectively the single greatest sponsorship of performance in Kic country would disappear" if universities gave up this role. She cited the dance as an example here and called it the fastest growing art form in the country. Touring companies are heavily spoi.rored by universities. Today, seven out of 10 tickets to dance performances in this country are sold outside of New York City. Ten years ago, the situation was reversed. Miss Hanks said. Museums, too, Miss Hanks said, are important functions for the university. Lubbock, the speaker said, is fortunate in that it has an active city arts council and thriving arts organizations — and. Texas Tech, a university "that wants to be a good citizen, and is." Warning Sounded If American universities decide that teaching the arts is less important Uian teaching the sciences or humanities, "America will be the poorer a generation from now," the speaker cautioned. Likewise, if universities give less attention to the training of feature to use encourages the HMO's Williams interrogated Ja'-oh- en with short quick questions apidly striding back and forth n front of the jury box. The ourtroom was jammed, even vith temporary chairs, and a ne of people — many of whom ad waited since 5:30 a.m. — vas left in the hallway. Jacobsen pleaded guilty lust ear to a single charge of pay- ng Connally an illegal gratuity. n return the government roppecl seven felony counts of raud in a San Angelo, TCN., avings and loan case. City, and college, she said, "work hand in hand" in Lub- back. Miss Hanks also paid tribute to U.S. Rep. George Marion of Lubbock for his support of the National Endowment for the Arts. The speaker was introduced by Texas Tech president Dr. Grover E. Murray. Violinist Barbara Barber and pianist Suzy McCormick. students of music at Tech, played Bloch's "Nigun" to open the lectureship. Officials of Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) were on hand for the first lecture in Uie series. services, which include routine doctor visits not covered by most insurance policies. the State Board of Health and the Statt: Insurance Board would regulate HMOs jointly. Federal funds are available to help start HMOs. A major impediment was removed when doctors agreed to a provision allowing non-physi cians to serve on HMO boarJsj of directors. Doctors wouiu be: under contract to an HMO, and would not be considered em- ployes. House members voted 9149 to reject Senate amendments Ic the presidential primary bill and requested a conference committee to work out the differences. One maojr change made by the Senate is a "self-destruct" feature that would wipe the V-ili from the law books at':;, the 137G presidential election. Several liberal opponents of the "winner take all" fe'.oires designed to boost Bant^n's chances of capturing aln.os'. all of the Texas delegation urgt-J aij^roval of the amc.-.dments. saying it wou'.d be best to- limit feature to a single e» action. P.iit Rep. Tom Schieff z-.- D-Fort V.'crth, the sponsor, said 'he bill needed improvement, including ciimination of a Senate pro>ri- <• m allowing a person to got on the ballot for a $32.90 filing fee. he be investigated in a series o bank transactions unrelated t the milk-price support decisioi "I didn't know they'd mad such an investigation." said Ja cobsen, a silver-haired man dressed in a dark brown suit. Williams then elicited fror.i Jacobsen that he had bejn questioned by the Department of Justice in 1972 about kink- backs on loans from Texas savings and loan institutions. One case mentioned by Williams involved 8175,345 fro:n Robert Taft of Fort Worth — proceeds of a loan of more than SI million. "I don't understand wnit you're talking about,' 1 Jacobs-sn insisted. Connaily's lawyer then asked about an investigation inio whether Jacobsen had taken S97.000 worth of stock in a loan transaction. Paper Claims CIA Ship Got Sub Weapons (Continued From Page One) ihc source said, he personally 'sustained radiation burns and an expensive pair of his boots (were) ruined." The newspaper quoted him as aying a radiation detection d-sviee "went ail the way to the peg" when he entered a scrub room, and "I had to shower for an hour and a half." The Times said most of the 140-man crew were southerners, mostly recruited from the ranks of oil field workers with offshore experience chosen for their skills and patriotism. "The man the CIA wanted didn't have extreme intelligence or book learning, but he did have a great sense of loyalty to his country and his family," thn Times "quoted a source "familiar with CIA hiring procedures" as saying. ''He was patriotic, loyal, fla^- saluting, apple-pie-eating, mother-loving, tobacco-chewing, and he swallowed the tobacco juice." The crew members, now mostly scattered to their homes along the Gulf Coast, say they are still-under surveillance by the CIA and agents visit them occasionally "To remind you that when you get hooked up with a project like this sometimes you can't ever get untangled from it. or them," one crewman told the Times. Tiny Type Bill Introduced By Senator AUSTIN (AP) — A bill to take the fine print out of contracts in Texas was approved Monday by the Senate State Affairs Committee. Sen. Bill Moore, D-Bryan. sponsor of the measure, saici he decided to sponsor the bill after seeing some coal lease contracts with words printed so POLICEMAN SUSPENDED HOUSTON (UPI) — Police Chief Carrol M. Lynn Monday said he suspended a 44-year-old narcotics officer because:'five women suspects said they had sexual relations with him in the narcotics division offices of the police station. 1 UOII L KI1UW, baiU <J<1COO- sen. POLISH SPY SENTENCED WARSAW (AP) — Marian Blotny, an engineer from Radom, central Poland, was sentenced Monday to 12 years imprisonment for espionage, the Jfficial Polish news agency PAP reported. small he could not read them. The bill says after Jan. 3. 1976, all contracts offered or accepted in Texas must have eight-point print which is the size of type used by most newspapers. "My bill is a consumer protection measure designed lo protect older people with bad eyesight." Moore said. Tennessee Inmates Seize, Then Release Counselors (Continued From Page One) mate serving 30 years for armed robbery, said the uprising opened up a. line of com- cident, although the inmates and the administration. Can- was not involved in the in- cidnt, although the inmates who took the hostages demanded his release from the prison's administrative segregation unit where he has been locked up for 2% years. The other inmates participating in the incident were identified by authorities as Gabble Mitchell. 22, serving 10 to 15 years on a conviction for second-degree murder and assault with intent to commit murder, and Melvin Lockett, 25, serving life for first-degree murde r . in late afternoon were identified as Jesse Tucker. Michael White and Paul Campbell, all of Nashville. Released earlier was William Randolph, also from Nashville. About 2,503 inmates are housed at the prison, officials said. They said the facility was designed to house about 1,800 men. The list of demands was : "1. The release of or the review of prisoners that are on ad. seg. (administrative segregation.) "2. Better working conditions for all inmates and more jobs. "3. More rec for inmates that can not get a job. "4. Better food service ant the preparation of the food. "5. Stop the harrassment o Russian Space Failure Brings Doubts On Mission (Continued From Pap« One) rocket apparently was of the same type that is to launch the Soyuz i'n July. It was the first known Soviet manned launch failure. None of America's manned launches has failed. The two cosmonauts were to rendezvous and dock with the Salyut space station left in orbit by the Soyuz 17 cosmonauts in January. "Although we are disappointed that the Soyuz did not achieve its goal of docking with Salyut, we are gratified that cosmonauts Lazirev and Makarov landed safely," a National Aeronautics and Space Administration spokesman said. Earlier problems with the Soytix program, -including the deaths of three Soyuz 11 cosmonauts in 1971 - and a docking problem .encountered by a Soyuz last August, caur.erl some American officials, to . express concern about the safely of the Soyuz. Those problems have since been . resolved and U. S. officials, have expressed confidence in the. Soyuz. 1 Saturday's failure would not have endangered the American astronauts had it occurred in July. the officers to the inmates. "8. Stop the robbery of the inmates in the commissary (prices). "7. To have a full investigation of this prison and all other ones in this state by federal authorities. "8. Better medical-conditions, and a licensed dr. to stay here. 24 hrs. a day. "9. Better conditions for visiting. "10. Belter conditions for all of the persons that are In unit one. "11. To furnish clothing for. all inmates. "12. Immunity from prosecution — unit I."

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