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"The greatest hindrance to the progress of this country is that there are so many people looking around for some system that will give them more than they deserve." •^-Columns (The jaampa Sally Nciu5 Serving The Top 0' Texts 1C Years WKATHER Clear lo partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms through Thursday. High near 90, low in low Ms. Northeasterly winds 10-15 mph tonight. 30 per cent chance of rain tonight. 40 per cent Thursday. Yesterday's high, 95. Today's low, 62. VOL.H-N0.71 Circulation Certified by ABC Audit THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28,1972 (12 Pages Today) BEAUTY CONTESTANT-Janelle Bevel, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Bevel, is representing Pampa in the Miss Texas Teen-Ager Pageant in July. A junior at Pampa High School, Miss Bevel will compete against other girls at San Antonio. (Staff Photo by John Ebling) Pampa Girl To Compete For Texas Beauty Title Janelle Joy Bevel, 16, a Pampa High School junior, will represent Pampa in the Miss Texas Teen-Ager Pageant at San Antonio on July 28-29. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bevel, 932 E. Francis, Janelle will compete against other girls ages 13-17 from throughout the state. The girls will be judged for scholastic achievements, civic contributions, poise, personality and appearance. It is not a talent or bathing suit contest. State finals for the Miss Teen-Ager Pageants are held in 46 of the 50 states at this time. The winners from each state will compete in the national finals in Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 23-26. In high school, Janelle is currently serving as a cheerleader, received the outstanding physical education for girls award and gained a divisional rating in Interscholastic League contests. She has been a member of the Hep Cat Club. Girls' Auxiliary, 4-H. Girls Choir, Student Council, the President's Physical Fitness Team and Future Homemakers of America. Janelle at present plans to be a secretary or an English teacher. Local sponsors are Clayton Floral Co.. One-Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners, The Slack Shack. Coronado Men's Wear and Johnson Radio and TV. Nixon Announces New Pullout Plan WASHINGTON (API-President Nixon announced today plans for a two-month withdrawal of 10,000 U.S. troops from South Vietnam and directed that only draftees who volunteer be sent there in the future. Nixon's action would reduce the authorized troop level to 39,000 by Sept. 1. The average monthly withdrawal rate of 5,000 for the summer months was half the level of the May-June rate of 10.000. Press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler, who made Nixon's announcement, said the President also ordered that no draftees will be sent South Vietnam unless they volunteer for service there. However, Ziegler said, if they are already in the war zone or under orders to go there, they will stay or be sent. The press spokesman said the Sept. 1 troop target level of 39,000 would represent a 93 per cent reduction from the authorized ceiling of 549,500 in effect when Nixon took office in 1969. Viets Try To Retake Quang Tri SAIGON (AP) - More than 10,000 South Vietnamese marines and paratroopers surged across the northern defense line Wednesday in the Saigon government's first attempt to recapture Quang Tri Province. The government troops were backed by tanks, artillery and U.S. naval gunfire and air strikes. They faced elements of four North Vietnamese divisions which have had nearly two months to dig in since they overran Quang Tri, South Vietnam's northernmost province, in May. South Vietnamese marines already were about 10 miles east of Quang Tri City, the provincial capital. They moved north of the My Chanh defense line earlier in the latest of several forays to keep the North Vietnamese off balance. American B52s, which have been pounding the front-line area heavily for nine days, dropped some 1,350 tons of bombs to pave the way for the South Vietnamese push. There were no immediate reports on the extent of enemy resistance or casualties on either side. Informants said the South Vietnamese crossed the My Chanh river, the boundary between Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces, along a 10- mile front stretching from the South China Sea to the jungled foothills west of Highway 1. The line is about 25 miles northwest of Hue and about 27 miles southeast of the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam. Since the North Vietnamese completed their conquest of Quant Tri, South Vietnam's northernmost province, on May 1, the South Vietnamese have made a number of in-and-out sweeps into the Communist- held territory along the coast. But the drive today was the first large-scale attempt to carry out President Nguyen Van Thieu's orders on June 19 to retake all territory captured by Hanoi's forces in the offensive that began March 30. Meanwhile, President Thieu fired a province chief American officials consider one of the best in the country. Vietnam Press, the government news agency, confirmed the ouster of Col. Nguyen Van Chuc as the top official in Binh Dinh, the coastal province at the foot of the central highlands, and said he would be replaced by Col. Hoang Dinh Tho. who has been Chief of Quang Tri province, farther north. The report gave no reason for the switch, but some Americans thought it was a payoff to Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Toan, who was recently named commander of the 2nd Military Region, which includes. Binh Dinh. These sources said Col. Tho is an old friend and associate of Toan. Binh Dinh is one of the areas least controlled by the Saigon government, and the North Vietnamese captured three of its nine districts in their current offensive. But the Americans blame the South Vietnamese army's 22nd Division rather than the militia forces\ con' trolled by Chuc. "Without lim it would have been worse," said one American. Senate Okays $200 Million For Emergency Flood Relief WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted f200 million in emergency relief funds for victims of tropical storm Agnes in the Eastern United States, doubling the amount requested by President Nixon. In a two-pronged effort to help flood-stricken areas, the White House asked Tuesday for urgent approval of $100 million in flood aid, and announced a two'day tour by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew of battered cities in Virginia. Maryland and New York. The Senate acted almost immediately. The $200 million would be administered by the Office of Emergency Preparedness, which already has a disaster relif fund of $92.5 million. The House still must approve, although it was uncertain whether it would do so before recessing on Friday until July 17. White House officials said the funds would be used for such things as repairing bridges, highways and other public facilities, and was "just a small portion" of the total aid available from 25 other agencies, including the Small Business Administration, which supervises disaster loans to businessmen and homeowners. The Senate voted the funds through an amendment offered by Sens. Hugh Scott, R-Pa.; Richard Schweiker. R-Pa.. and Charles Mathias, R-Md., to a departmental appropriation bill. Texas Senators Approve Huge Appropriations Bill BETTER THAN NOTHING is about the description of this shelter in a South Vietnam battle area in the Chan Thanh region. Daily Test Underway To Turn Lake Water Into City System ByTEXDeWEESE Daily tests are being run at Pampa's new $1.4 million water treatment plant preparatory to running Lake Meredith water into the city distribution system for local consumption. City Manager Mack Wofford said today no date has been set for releasing the lake water into citypipelhies.-'" He added that when the change-over is made advance notice will be given to Pampa water consumers. Possibly to allay apprehension, in some circles about the water's taste, The News learned today that employes at the Cities Service gasoline plant southwest of the city have been drinking the Lake Meredith water for some time. Cities Service has a contract with the city and purchases part of Pampa's lake water allotment through a pipeline connection with the Pampa - aqueduct west of the city, Bob Jamison, plant superintendent, says employes have been drinking the water ever since analysis tests were made showing the water conformed with all requirements for human consumption. State Officials Inspect Beef Packing Plant Here Representatives of the Texas Water Quality Board and the Texas Air Pollution Board today were conducting a check of the Western Beef Packing Co. plant to determine progress of the company's development of a water pretreatment plan to comply with Pampa's industrial waste ordinance. Visit of the water and air pollution officials came in the aftermath of recent complaints of air pollution in areas adjacent to the packing plant. Although The News was unable to contact the plant manager today, officials reportedly were taking necessary steps to eliminate a nauseous odor which apparently originated from a malfunction of the company's rendering system. City Manager Mack Wofford said the Water Quality Board area representatives checked the city's sewage treatment plant yesterday. The city manager explained that Pampa has been engaged in an upgrading improvement program at the treatment plant since late last summer when the board requested immediate steps to bring the plant standards up to state law requirements. Enforcement of the city's industrial waste ordinance was requested at the same time. Western Beef then launched a program schedule to bring waste discharges from the plant into compliance with the city ordinance. Reportedly that program now isnearing completion and has had the full cooperation of the packing company. Wofford said he understood Western Beef will continue to do whatever is necessary to remedy waste discharge and odor problems. A spokesman for Western Beef said this forenoon a statement for public release was expected to be forthcoming later today. The tests were ordered because the water received at the plant was untreated and direct from the Pampa supply line. Jamison said he was unable to detect very little difference from Pampa's well water. City Manager Wofford said today. . "We are not going to turn the lake water into city mains until we are convinced it is being treated chemically to taste as nearly as possible like the present city water." He added that no lake water has yet been turned into city lines and will not be "until it is as good as it possibly can be." The current tests by representatives of the A.E. Mitchell Co., Dallas contractors for the treatment plant, have been under way for a week. The tests also are being checked by Willis Nees, an inspector for the consulting engineers on the job, and Norman Rogers, of the city water production department. President To Hold News Conference On Television WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon will hold a news conference to be nationally broadcast over radio and television from the White House East Room Thursday night, a spokesman announced today. It will be Nixon's first session with newsmen to be broadcast live in more than a year. The precise time for the news conference has not been set, press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said in announcing that it would be held "tomorrow evening." McGovern's Backers Mounting Efforts To Beat Back Challenge iBikT/towfcT > A n > n . .1 i. .... . — . *••*... WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. George McGovern's supporters are mounting a massive effort to beat back a California credentials challenge which could be the last major threat to his nomination. McGovern forces succeeded on another front Tuesday when Democratic party platform- writers produced a document echoing the senator's key positions, but in terms that his two main rivals also could embrace. The platform draft will be offered for a vote at the Miami Beach convention where debate seems certain on a number of planks opposed by Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace and his supporters. The Platform Committee voted overwhelmingly to authorize a minority report by the Wallace forces on such issues as taxes, the economy, welfare, busing of school children, pray- •er in schools, and crime. McGovern continued his tour of the South where he found a friendly reception and indications of possible later ballot support from Arkansas delegates. In a significant gesture to party regulars, he indicated that, if he wins the nomination, he will keep Lawrence F. O'Brien as national party chairman. With the proposed platform ready to be mailed to delegates, attention in Washington turned to the Credentials Committee which, in its first decisions Tuesday, tossed out challenges to the Alabama, South Carolina and Florida delegations. A half-dozen key McGovern advisers met Tuesday night with the senator's supporters on the committee to map plans for the showdown Thursday on the California challenge led by allies of Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey. The McGovern forces won the first round when hearing examiner Burke Marshall refused to support the attempt to split California's 271 votes, won by McGovern in the June 6 winner-take-all primary, and award them on a proportional basis. That could take 151 votes away from McGovern, who claims to be within 20 votes of the nomination. The latest tally by The Associated Press gives him 1,358.9 votes—150.1 votes short of the 1.509 needed. The entire California delegation could not vote on the case if it is appealed to the full convention as expected. With the Solon's Filibuster Sets World Record California votes eliminated, a solid block of McGovern opponents possibly could muster a majority. Another potentially divisive argument was shaping up over the 59 Chicago delegates headed by Mayor Richard J. Daley. They face possible expulsion for violations of party rules in their selection. Cecil Poole, the hearing examiner in the Chicago case, ruled Tuesday that the 59 delegates were slated in violation of party reform rules on "procedures, notice, openness and timeliness." Though many of the challengers support McGovern, he has taken no position on that dispute but backs a similar challenge by some of his downstate Illinois supporters. AUSTIN (AP) — Texas legislators moved rapidly on the no- new-taxes $4.1 billion general appropriations bill today after more than 42 hours of delay caused by Dallas Sen. Mike McKool's world's record filibuster. Senators passed the massive bill on a voice vote about 30 minutes after McKool sat down at 7:33 a.m. with a filibuster record of 42 hours and 33 minutes. McKool received only six votes for his amendment—the subject of his filibuster—to beef up spending for treatment of the mentally ill and retarded by $17 million. Within an hour after the bill passed, the House received it and sent it to the appropria tions committee, which substituted its own version that contains more funds for higher education and mental health and retardation programs. House leaders plan to lay the bill out for debate Saturday morning—a day later than they had planned, due to McKool's delaying tactic. A House debate earlier than Saturday is forestalled by a new "reform" rule adopted in March which gives House members an automatic 72 hours—three days—to study appropriations bills before taking a vote, the 72-hours began at 9 a.m. today. The rule was the result of years of griping about "railroad" tactics that sometimes forced representatives to vote blind on the complicated spending measures. Appropriations are the only item before the special session, which the governor called specifically to enact a state budget for the fiscal year starting Sept. 1. Sen. Mike McKool of Dallas added four hours and 11 minutes to the world filibuster record today, but his ordeal failed to add a dime to the state budget to help the mentally ill. McKool held the floor for 42 hours and 33 minutes, eclipsing the mark of 38 hours and 22 minutes set by South Carolina State Sen. Ralph Gasque in 1968. After the 5-foot-4 Dallas lawmaker sat down, the Senate rejected his amendment by voice vote and sent to the House its $4.1 billion spending bill for the year beginning Sept. 1. McKool said he had called attention to need for more money for mentally handicapped persons and that a House-Senate conference committee might later agree to appropriate extra funds because of the public pressure his fight created. He complained of numbness and aching bones. This did not stop him, however, from standing and talking some more for television cameras. The self-styled Chihuahua of the Texas Senate seemed fresh toward the end. McKool, who was defeated in June in a primary runoff race for Congress, gained the floor Monday morning to speak for a proposed amendment to the Senate appropriations bill that would give an additional $17 million to state mental health and mental retardation institutions. He stuck close lo the subject throughout lii elaying tactics reading and rereading his amendment and 'istics on Texas' status in spending for mental health. He read newspaper clippings concerning the mentally retarded who had been helped by treatment. He also read numerous notes, letters and telegrams received from supporters. Throughout almost all of his filibuster McKool was serious Inside Today's NeWS Pages Abby 4 Classified 11 Comics g Crossword 6 Editorial 6 Sports 9-10 Women's News 4 and deliberate, speaking in a slow, carefully paced monotone. Occasionally he sucked a lemon or chewed a cough drop. "The first night was the hardest," Sen. Mike McKool said today after setting new state and world filibuster records. "I really didn't intend to go as long as I did," the Dallas senator told The Associated Press shortly after he sat down at 7:33 a.m. after holding up debate in the Senate since 11:30 a.m. Monday. He held the floor continuously, talking most of the time, for 42 hours and 33 minutes. "When I got up Monday I thought maybe I would go until maybe 9:30 or 10 that night. I was going just as long as I could... But this was my first filibuster, I've never had any experience in this...Then did you see that gallery the first night. That gave me the drive to go on. There must have been 40 or 50 right over there. They cheered and they sent me notes. Then the wires started coming in. I just kept going." I don't think this is a defeat," McKool said, after the Senate overwhelmingly defeated his proposed amendment that would add $17 million more to the spending bill for treatment of the menally retarded and ill. "I think this (filibuster) has caused an awareness in Texas of the situation in our mental schools and I believe by the time this bill gets through the House and Senate it will have more money in there for the mentally ill, particularly for community treatment services. I've been assured they will try to add $1 million at least." McKool sucked on lemons, chewed throat lozenges and sipped just a small amount of water. That was all he had during his more than 42 hours. Pair Slaying Investigation Continues PARIS, Tex. (API - Police continued an investigation today of a double slaying near Lake Crook north of here checking possibilities that the murders may be linked to others in the Mesquite and Dallas area. The victims were Sylvia Jeanne Chancy, 19, of Paris and James Gary McConnell, 19, of Bogata. Their half-naked bodies were found sprawled near a dirt road in a wooded area Tuesday by a fisherman who had gone to investigate after seeing McConnell's abandoned car. McConnell had been shot three times in the back. The girl had four bullet wounds, also in the back. Investigators said the two were shot with a ,32-caliber pistol. The girl had not been sexually attacked. Police said they were checking into the possibility of a connection between the two murders and other unsolved slayings in the Mesquite and Dallas area in recent months where the victims were shot with m22 and .32-caliber weapons. /Where'd you\ get that last yweek't paper. I had it saved in a Vac. Pac. while we were on vacation I notice here that the Corner Market had a sale on berries. Too bod ^~ we missed itll Call Pampa News Circulation Depi, Telephone: 669-2525

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