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i\m;\ Amusements Classified Comics Editorial Obituaries Society Sports 10-11 17-21 14 IS 4 9 7-8 WEITHER PROVQ-SALT IJiKE-OGDEN — Cloudy tonight and Tuesday with chance of showers Tuesday. Cooler Tuesday, highs 55^0, lows tonight near 40. Probability of rain increasing to 40 per cent Tuesday. 102ND YEAR, NO. 220 PROVO, UTAH, MONDAY, APRIL 14.1975 $3.00 PER MONTH - PRICE 10 CENTS Red Forces Push Into Phnom Penh Outskirts Inflation Decline Forecast WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Ford administration and the head of the Senate Budget Committee are predicting inflation and unemployment rates will drop by next year. But the degree of help that event would bring to the 10 million Americans out of work and the millions of others hanging on by their purse strings could depend on how Congress goes about its budget making. Sen. Edmund S. Muske, D- Maine, said Sunday Congress' tax cut and planned spending ceiling would reduce unemployment to below 7.5 per cent by the end of next year and inflation to under 7 per cent. That jibed with a weekend Commerce Department report predicting current price trends would put inflation below the current double-digit range and a Council on Wage and Price Stability report of last week predicting an annual consumer price index rise as low as 6 per cent by the last quarter of this year. The wage-price council estimate —the rosiest government forecast yet —was based on the hope of good crops. But as prices drop —or rise at a lesser rate —and inflation abates, low demand and higher unemployment result. The balancing factor, according to both the wage-price council and Muskie, is what Congress does with President Ford's proposed budget and energy program. Muskie, whose new Senate Budget Committee this week will recommend a federal spending ceiling of $365 billion in fiscal 1976, said he will be "curious" to see whether Congress holds to such a limit. He said the House and Senate have yet to determine how the money will be spent within that ceiling. The Senate committee recommendation was about 2.6 per cent higher than the ceiling President Ford requested. Juab GOP Holds Convention NEPHI - The annual convention of the Republican Party of Juab County was held Saturday in the Juab County Courthouse. Mrs. Clarence (Janet) Greenhalgh, County Republican Chairwoman, was in charge of the convention which was an organizing convention where officers for the next two years were selected as well as delegates to the state convention. Representative Cary Peterson was the speaker for the evening. Special guests, who also spoke, were several people from Salt Lake who are seeking positions within the Republican Party. Mrs. Zenda Hull and Mrs. Lois Lobb are both seeking the post of state vice chairwoman; Mrs. Jerry Taylor asking for the seat of chairman of the 2nd Congressional District and Mr. Dixon Hindley campaigning for the State Chairmanship of the party. County officers elected were: Clark Greenhalgh, county chairman; Mrs. Pearl Wilson, Vice Chairwoman; Mrs. Fern Wankier of Levan, Secretary and Treasurer; Lynn Wright State Committeeman and Janet Greenhalgh State committeewoman. All delegates serving last year were again elected to attend the state convention in Salt Lake on June 28. They are: Cary Peterson, state representative; Don Eyre, Nephi City mayor; Frank Booth, Martell Menlove, Glen Greenhalgh, Rex Wilkey, Blake Ingram, Janet Greenhalgh and Udell Jensen all of Nephi; Lawrence Brough of Levan; Calvin Nielsen of Mona and Nick Castlefon and Sarah Jane Nance of Eureka. Leaders Clamp Full Curfew On Capital City SOUTH VIETNAMESE refugees rush forward (left) as two government helicopters descend to pick up soldiers and civilians after dropping off ammunition on Highway 1 near Xuan Loc, South Vietnam, Sunday. Communist gunners slammed countless artillery shells into the city, seeking to soften government defenses. In photo at right, refugees hang from back end of giant Chinook helicopter supplies. that was taking off after leaving (United Press International Radiophotos) Vi'ef Reds Blow Up Ammo Dump Evacuation Issue Faces Congress SAIGON (UPI) —Communist gunners tonight blew up an ammunition dump near Bien Hoa, 14 miles northeast of Saigon and headquarters for the military region around the capital, police sources said. The blast was heard in Saigon in what first was believed to have been a rocket attack on the capital. The sounds of outgoing artillery fire were audible in Saigon for the first time in years, indicating government troops were firing on Communist positions less than seven miles from the capital. There were no immediate reports on casualties or damage in the explosion at the sprawling American-built Bien Two Girls Killed Hoa base which houses what is left of South Vietnam's air force and is the Military Region III headquarters post. South Vietnamese meanwhile expanded their control of Xuan Loc today but heavy fighting continued and field reports said the battle for control of Highway 1 outside Saigon was far from over. Both sides were moving reinforcements toward the flattened city 38 miles northeast of Saigon on Highway 1. A South Vietnamese Air Force A37 Dragonfly jet bomber was shot down by a ground-to-air missile and swarms of resupply helicopters around Xuan Loc flew through intense groundfire. Government forces also scored gains on Saigon's southern approaches. Field reports said they reopened Highway 4, the vital Rice Road through the Mekong Delta this morning, pushing Communists from the outskirts of Can Tho, the major city in the region. UPI correspondent Charles R. Smith reported from Xuan Loc that field commanders said the North Vietnamese had been pulling back rather than engage elite paratroopers and that the defense perimeter around Xuan Loc had been enlarged. 'Huge Chinook helicopters flew in ammunition and other supplies, including food and medicine, and then left for the 5 Young People Hospitalized As Aftermath of Juab Crash NEPHI — Five young Nephi people remain hospitalized today following an auto accident Saturday in Salt Creek Canyon east of Nephi in which two girls were killed. Dead are Patricia Ann Jacobson, 14, daughter of Mrs. Charlene Baxter, and Mona Larson, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Larson Sr., both of Nephi. Listed in "fair" condition at the Utah Valley Hospital is John Landrum, 15, son of Mrs. Judy Landrum. In "serious" condition at the hospital are Edison Robinson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robison, and Teressa Palmer, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Von Newton. Wade Yates, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Yates is in "satisfactory" condition. At the Juab County Hospital is Robert Larson, brother of Mona, who is listed in "satisfactory" condition. The accident occurred four miles east of Nephi on U-132 when the automobile in which the young people were traveling westbound failed to negotiate a sharp curve, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The car was identified as belonging to Mr. Robison, who was not at the scene of the accident. Patricia Ann Jacobson was born April 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Jerry Kendall Jacobson and Shirlene Taylor Jacobson Baxter. She was a ninth grade student at Juab High School and a member of the Nephi First LDS Ward. Surviving are her father of Sandy, her mother of Nephi; two brothers and three sisters, Joe, Jerry, Debra, Diane, and Kathryn Jacobson, all of Nephi; grandparents, Mrs. Rosella Taylor of Nephi and Mrs. Madge D. Walker of Brea, Calif.; great grand grandmother, Mrs. Mary Smith of Loa; stepmother, Charles of Nephi; stepmother, Margaret Jacobsen of Sandy; and three stepbrothers, Scott, Shawn, and James Robert Allen, and a stepsister, Sharon Allen, all of Sandy. Funeral will be Wednesday at 12 noon at the Granite 2nd LDS Ward chapel, 9400 S. 3100 E., Salt Lake City. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 W. 300 N., Nephi and at the chapel Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens, 106 S. 17 E., Salt Lake City. Mona Larson was born Jan. 7, 1961 in Fresno, Calif., a daughter of Robert Ward and Magdalene Carrillo Larson. She was an eighth grade student at Juab Junior High school, and a member of the LDS Church. The family had lived in Nephi for the (Continued on Page 5) MONALARSON PATRICIA ANN JACOBSON nearby Bien Hoa and Long Binh bases jammed with refugees. The chopper crews tossed loaves of bread and cases of noodles to crowds of refugees who could not get aboard the helicopters, Smith reported. He said the evacuation of the war homeless was well organized considering the heavy fighting around Xuan Loc. President Nguyen Van Thieu presented his "War Government of Union" cabinet in ceremonies at Independence Palace in Saigon and vowed to fight the Communists to the end. He emphasized "this is not a government of transition with the view of going into coalition with the Communists.'' The 30-man cabinet headed by Prime Minister Nguyen Ba Can is the largest in eight years and the first headed by a civilian. Thieu said the Vietnamese people and army were "very encouraged" by President Ford's intention to seek more military and economic aid from the American Congress "in face of the Communist aggressive peril." The president said the new government had four major tasks: to defeat the Communists, prepare counter attacks to retake lost territory, "stabilize the rear in all aspects" and strengthen the fighting spirit of the South Vietnamese people and army. Field reports said government F5 Freedom Fighter bombers and 105mm howitzer artillery batteries were pounding the village of Hung Loc, five (Continued on Page 5) Israeli-Made Combat Plane Put on Display TEL AVIV (UPI) - Israel unveiled its first Israeli-made combat aircraft to the world today. The $4 million dollar plane is a fighter-bomber and is called the Kfir( lion cub). Defense Minister Shimon Peres showed the jet warplane at Israel Aircraft Industries, producer of Israel's first homemade combat plane. Israel kept secret the number of Kfirs that have been built. The fact that Israel hoped to produce the plane has been known about four years, and Aviation Week magazine dubbed it the Barak. WASHINGTON (UPI) - Worried, wary and uncertain, Congress deals this week with President Ford's request for permission to send the Marines back to Vietnam if necessary to aid a massive evacuation effort. Prevailing sentiment suggested Congress would support the use of a small force to rescue Americans if necessary, but not the division-sized contingents needed to save tens of thousands of Vietnamese as well. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled a meeting today and Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield said Ford's evacuation powers request would be Topic A. It had to be, for the President asked Congress for a decision by (Continued on Page 5) PHNOM PKNH (UPI) Government defense lines crumbled on the western edge of Iliom Penh today and rebel forces pushed through the outskirts to the edge of the inner city itself. Fall of Phnom Penh appeared imminent. (Radio Phnom Penh monitored in Saigon tonight said the Ford Calls Huddle On Viet Aid WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford today invited the full Senate Foreign Relations Committee to the White House for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the situation in South Vietnam, particularly the evacuation of an estimated 6,000 Americans. At the same time, Ford sent three bills to Congress asking for nearly $1 billion in military and humanitarian aid for the embattled country and authority to use American troops for "humanitarian evacuation" of South Vietnam. Sen. John Sparkman, D-Ala., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the meeting between his panel and the President would be held at 3:30 p.m. EOT. The meeting, according to Sparkman, is without any clear precedent since the days of Woodrow Wilson. Sparkman said his panel orgihated the idea for the meeting during a two-hour committee session. "What is going to be done needs to be done quickly and we thought the best way is to sit down and discuss this with the President," Sparkman said. Sparkman made the announcement of the meeting after hearing what he described as a "realistic" report on the South Vietnm situation from committee staff members who have spent the last 10 days collecting information in South Vietnam. Ford's proposed bills for more aid were a follow up to his speech Thursday to a joint session of Congress in which he requested $722 million in military aid and $250 million in humanitarian assistance. Conservatives Gain In Japan Elections TOKYO (UPI) - Conservatives rolled up sweeping victories today in Japan's provincial elections, strengthening the hand of Prime Minister Takeo Miki's ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Conservatives captured 14 of 17 contested governorships and retained their hold on the provincial legislatures, according to the latest returns from Sunday's balloting. But Communist-backed candidates were re-elected governors in Japan's two most populous provinces and leftist parties were doing well in some of the nation's larger cities. The elections were the first test of public support for Miki's four- month-old administration, and the results were viewed as a victory for him and his pro- American party. Miki took over as prime minister after Kakuei Tanaka resigned in a scandal over charges he used his political career to amass a private fortune. All 2,609 seats in legislatures of 44 of Japan's 47 provinces were at stake, and of 2,102 of the races decided early today, Liberal Democratic candidates had won 1,195 seats. Another 384 seats went to independents, most of them conservatives, who are expected to vote with the ruling party. Socialist candidates captured 318 seats; Komei (clean government) party won 95 seats, the Democratic Socialists 61, and the Communists 49. In the biggest gain for the leftists, Tokyo's Marxist governor Ryokichi Minobe won a third four-year term, defeating conservative novelist-politicia- nShintaroIshihara. Tokyo is Japan's largest province, with a population of Communist candidate Ryoichi Kuroda, 64, a former law professor, won a second term as governor of Osaka province, whose 8 million population makes it the second largest in Japan. The Liberal Democratic party also lost for the first time the governorship of heavily populated Kanagawa province, which includes the seaport of Yokohama. Kazuji Nagasu, a university professor backed by all four of Japan's opposition parties, coasted to an easy victory over conservative candidate Masaka- taTozawa. Incumbent left-wing mayors were re-elected in the large cities of Sapporo, Yokohama and Kawasaki. Communists also broke through the outer defense line on the northern perimeter and fought to within "several hundred" yards of the French Embassy in the heart of Phnom Penh. (Just north of the French embassy is an armored squadron headquarters but there was no indication on the radio report whether the ramp itself was attacked.) UPI Cambodian newsmen said insurgents on the western defense line slipped in behind government defenders, infiltrated refugee slums and set them on fire, sending thousands of refugees fleeing to the uncertain safety of the city's center. Unconfirmed reports said government artillerymen turned their guns toward the city and joined rebel forces in heavy shelling barrages as the end neared. A dissident Cambodian air force pilot, Lt. Khieu Yossavat, bombed — and missed —the high command headquarters in downtown Phnom Penh. Radio Phnom Penh appealed for calm, said that American aid would arrive soon by parachute and broadcast such stirring music as "Marching Through Georgia" and "Old Folks at Home.". The Khmer Rouge insurgents cut the road between Phnom Penh and the airport and opened heavy artillery attacks on government defense positions and an army headquarters in the western part of the city. UPI newsmen said insurgents on the shattered western defense line had knifed in behind government defenders, infiltrating refugee slums at the edge of Phnom Penh and sending thousands of families fleeing for what was certain to be only temporary safety closer to the center of Phnom Penh. Some of the refugee centers were in flames. Authorities clamped a 24- hour curfew on Phnom Penh. The situation was most critical on the western defense line between Pochentong airport and Phnom Penh, a distance of only four miles, UPI newsmen at the scene reported. Fleeing refugees from suburban Kauk Khlieng, a placid rice- growing village in peaceful days, said the insurgents killed 10 villagers and abducted one- third of the population. How many persons lived in Kauk Khlieng was not known. The advancing offensive by the rebels effectively closed the Phnom Penh airport even to most military flights. A UPI (Continued on Page 5) Cambodia At Glance By United Press International Area —69,898 square miles. Population — estimated 7,640,000. Major cities —Phnom Penh (capital), Battambang, Kom- pong Cham, Kapot. Geography —Bordered by South Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Gulf of Siam. Tropical climate. Three-fourths forested, with central part forming basin for Mekong River. Industry —Forestry, fishing, agriculture. Country was an exporter of rice until it entered Indochina War in 1970. History —Khmer civilization formed in 1st century A.D., reached peak in 12th century when it ranged from what is now southern Thailand to North Vietnam's Red River Delta. Became part of French colonial empire in 1863. Declared independence from France in 1953. Joined Indochina War, abolished monarchy and changed name to Khmer Republic in 1970. Religion —Buddhism.

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