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Provo, Utah
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Monday, April 14, 1975
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African Ruler Killed PARIS (UPI) — The new military rulers in Chad have suspended the constitution, banned political parties and dissolved the legislature in the African nation. The junta, which overthrew President Francois Ngarta Tombalbaye Sunday and assassinated him in his home, appeared to be in full control of the country. A curfew was in effect during the night, but there were no reports of resistance to the new rulers of the poverty-ridden, north-central African nation. A junta headed by Gen. Noel Odingar took over after troops killed Tombalbaye in a morning attack against his home in Ndjamena, the capital city. Odingar said in a nationwide radio address later in the day the new military rulers had decided to suspend the constitution, ban all political parties and dissolve the executive council and the national assembly. "Our armed forces have assumed their responsibilities before God and the nation," the 43-year-old general said. "Long Monday, April 14, 1975, THE HERALD, Prove, Utah -Page 11 THE AFRICAN NATION OF CHAD, where rebellious military and police have taken over the government and killed President Francois Ngarta Tombalbaye. Right, President Tombalbaye. UPI Telephotos. live the republic, long live the Chadian armed forces.'' Odingar promised to retain all international agreements between Chad and "friendly or fraternal countries." Chad, a landlocked country of about 4 million people, is roughly the size of Texas, California and Oklahoma combined. Its population is almost evenly divided between the Moslems of the arid north and the Bantu peoples of the tropical south. In 1962. two years after Chad gained independence from France, Tombalbaye outlawed all political parties but his own Chad Progressive Party. Soon afterward guerrillas belonging to the Chad National Liberation Front were fighting government forces. At one time French troops were sent to help put down the re volt. The French ambassador to Chad in Ndjamena, formerly Fort Lamy, said the 4,000 foreign residents, mostly French, were safe. One French radio broadcast reported, however, that some of the rebels had taken three Frenchmen hostage and were demanding a large sum of money as ransom. The broadcast offered no further details. The ambassador said 3,000 French soldiers of the 6th Overseas Infantry Regiment and a number of airmen stationed on the outskirts of the capital had remained in their barracks and had taken no part in the coup d'etat. Floodwaters Across South Begin to Recede By United Press International Muddy floodwaters spewed across the southland by rain- glutted rivers began the slow procession back to their banks today and the hundreds of persons forced from their homes by the rampaging rivers began mopping up the mud and silt. At least one person was killed and numerous homes were damaged in the Choctawatchee River's assault on Alabama and Florida. The Choctawhatchee crested just short of a 46-year-old record Sunday at Bonifay, Fla., and began receding after forcing some 1,500 persons from their homes. "Nobody is moving back yet," said Holmes County, Florida, Civil Defense Director A.V. "Doc" Carroll. "It will probably be the last of the week or the week after before people can move back into their homes." The water was from four to six feet deep in many of the vacant homes in Holmes County. Washington County, Florida, authorities evacuated 15 families from mobile homes in the low marshland areas of Ebro and New Hope Sunday night as the river climbed three feet over its 12-foot flood stage and continued to rise. The Choctawatchee and its tributaries were retreating slowly in Alabama after sloshing through many homes. "It is definitely leaving us and the situation is improving right along," Geneva, Ala., Police Chief Charlie Woolen said Sunday. "Folks are gathering in places and cleaning up where they can. The trailer parks are filling back up and things should be back to normal soon." Woolen said some of the 100 2 MillionViewChiang'sRemains TAIPEI (UPI) - Tens of thousands of mourners waited for hours today to catch a last glimpse of Nationalist China's fallen president, Chiang Kai- Shek. At least 2 million people — one eighth of Taiwan's population — will have viewed Chiang's remains by midnight. Then the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, where Chiang has been lying in state, will be closed to the public to allow preparations for the funeral Wednesday. American Vice President Nelson Rockefeller was on his way to Nationalist China to head the U.S. delegation to the funeral. A report that the United States had initially decided to send Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz as its ranking official touched off a storm of protest on Taiwan, but the switch to Rockefeller appeared to have soothed feelings. Some observers viewed the change as a gesture of U.S. reassurance to its Asian allies that it would not neglect them at a time when many Asian nations are losing confidence in America. Rockefeller will be the first high level U.S. official with political stature to visit Taiwan since U.S. rapprochement with China in the early 1970s. Rockefeller, Sens. Barry Goldwater and Hiram Fong and other members of the delegation are scheduled to arrive in Taipei Tuesday. Sources said Rockefeller would "exchange views on subjects of mutual concern" with Nationalist China's new president, C.K. Yen, and Premier Chiang Ching-kuo during the visit. Altogether at least 20 nations have announced plans to send special delegations to the grand funeral which will be held Wednesday morning at the yellow-tiled memorial hall. said Sunday his trip to Taiwan to attend the funeral of Chiang Kai- Shek of the Republic of China was "a very sad mission." Rockefeller spoke upon his arrival in Air Force Two with the American delegation to the services. He flies on to Guam and Taiwan today. Air Force Two touched down at Hickam Air Force Base where the Vice President was greeted by about 100 military dependents. families who left when the water began to rise last week would still not be able to return for a day or two. The flood claimed one life in Alabama. C. H. Boozer of Brewton was killed when his car was swept away in the swift water as he tried to drive over a submerged portion of road. Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace said he would apply for federal disaster relief for the flood victims. The mighty Mississippi River, which flooded 695,000 acres and forced some 600 families from their homes, was expected to begin to fall at Vicksburg, Miss., today. However, officials warned it may be several weeks before backwaters begin receding from rich farms and timberlands. Farmers in the flooded area are facing their third consecutive year of major flooding. Agriculture officials in the flooded area are forecasting crop losses of at least $21.8 million. Light rains spread over much of the South today, but were not expected to touch of renewed flooding in the flood-swept areas. However, rains triggered flash flood warnings for portions of Texas. HONOLULU (UPI) - Vice President Nelson Rockefeller Clfflp NOW PLAYING RIVE-IN THEATRE ISDN. Slat*, Orcm. 225-1740 SHOW 8:15 until it hurls. CARROU.^ WARMEST O'CONNOR BORCNJNE LAW AND DISORDER ^ SHOW 8:15 3 Academy Award . Nominations EXCLUSIVE ENGMEMENV. HELD OVER "I WOULD HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT YESTERDAY BUT I WAS LAUGHING TOO MUCH? Robert Redf ord George Segal The H-1 Rock VtCAa SPRINGVIUE 48« 5^01 FumUji Kp "~ MtdtillOO Students $1.00 ChMrw 50' The most passionate and shocking love story in history! "EPIC BATTLE OF THE SIX -Vincent Canby, N.Y. Times ' Feature at 7:30 fcNU* TONITE RICHARD BURTO as HKNRV VIII GENEVIEVE BUJOLDJ -.-' AhJhJf Hfll VVW s ANNE BOUKYN inw- OUR NEXT I su ,,, IHUHSDAY 'ATTRACTION 1 — ENDS TUESDAY! SHOWS AT 7:30 & 9s30 i both! Mary, on of Scots .it's four foriun Brand fun for all! Flight Discarded Judge Denies Motion To Acquit Connally Bribery Charged SAN FRANCISCO (UP1) - An adoption agency official says some of the Vietnamese orphans airlifted to the United States actually are children of political and military officials who may have paid bribes to get their offspring out of the country. How the children got aboard US. transports flying orphans from war-torn Vietnam was not clear, but bribes may have been involved, said Maria Eitz, an official of Friends for All Children which has sponsored most of the orphan flights. More than 800 children have been brought from Saigon to the temporary center at the Presidio of San Francisco Army base as war orphans adopted by U.S. families. The flights began shortly after the latest Communist offensive in Vietnam. Mrs. Eilz said Sunday she had seen several children whose identification papers indicated they had parents and relatives in Vietnam. She said their families may have paid bribes to get them aboard the flights. "There may have been cases where he (a Vietnamese official) said, "If you take these four children, then you can tnke these 60 orphans.'" In other cases, she said, orphans "may have been replaced on the planes by children from famlies that had money." It was not known how many non-orphans were placed aboard the refugee flights, she said. Gefs 8/ome GREAT FALLS, Mont. (UPI) — A discarded cigarette has been blamed for a fire which swept through a senior citizens apartment building, killing four and injuring 22 others. Tlie blaze occured Saturday night in the Downtower which had once been the Park Hotel built in the early 1900s. Oldtimers said it had been a gathering place for cattle barons. It was remodeled into the apartment building with a federal grant in 1972. Fire officials said a lighted cigarette left on furniture in the second floor lobby touched off the Haze. WASHINGTON (UPI) - U.S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr. today denied a defense motion for a directed verdict of acquittal in trial of former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally on charges of accepting a $10,000 bribe. Hart's ruling meant that lawyer Edward Bennett Williams would begin presenting his defense against government charges that Connally accepted two payoffs of $5,000 each after he encouraged then President Richard M. Nixon to increase federal price supports on raw milk in 1971. "As a matter of law, the secretary of the Treasury was Long-Term Car Layoffs Decrease, But Not Enough DETROIT (UPI) - Long- term layoffs in the slumping auto industry dropped below 200,000 this week for the first time in two months, but United Auto Workers executives said they are not optimistic about future large- scale worker callbacks. General Motors recalled 5,300 workers to its Buick and Chevrolet truck plants in Flint, Mich., and its Vega assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, to man second shifts which had been eliminated in the massive production cutbacks in mid- January. advising the President on March 23,1971, in his official capacity," Hart said, referring to the meeting in which Connally advised Nixon of the political implications of a milk price support increase, i Williams had argued that Connally, when he advised Nixon on the price supports, was acting in a political rather than an official capacity. Hart also ruled that the evidence produced by the government was sufficient for a jury to question whether Connally may have accepted a bribe. Williams also had argued that the government's star witness, Jake Jacobsen, former lawyer for the milk producers, "is a self- admitted perjurer and informer. "You have here a case so diluted that reasonable men could not conclude a verdict of guilt," Williams said. Chief prosecutor Frank Teurkheimer countered that the "the evidence does show that Mr. Jacobsen's testimony has been corroborated." CORAL THEATRE American Fork OD*n7iOO-Show7:15 "YOUNG -FRANKENSTEIN"- |T I Ml ANN THEATRES ] P 5^ ! DRIVE-IN 1255 & 5TATE. PROVO., H. 374-0511JT Show 8115 NOW PLAYING AT TWO THEATRES "'TEN LITTLE INDIANS' IS SCARIER THAN 'ORIENT EXPRESS'." — Etrl Wilson, Syndicated Columnist AAATHA CHRMTIEY "TEN LITTLE INDIANS" All New- Starring Elke Sommer Oliver Reed M U|T Charles •nil Branson in 'Rider on the Rain' PARAMOUNT 61 EAST CENTKR SHOWS AT 6:30 & 9:00 "Movie magic! The most entertaining evening of the year!" — CBS-TV ATENtmCAULY ENTEKU1NINC WHODUNIT! IVESt 7,30 - 0:40 SAT - SUN 9i40 MATS. Ii00.3t10.5i15 MINN THEATRES I "Great and glorious entertainment! Definitely not to be missed!" —Aaron Schindler, • Family Circle -Vincent Canby, New York Times "Movie magic! The most entertaining evening of the year! - CBS-TV 9i30 SAT-SUN MATS 2:00 - 4j30 MANN ltd Aim *> PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH NAT COHEN PRESENTS A JOHN BRA60URNE-RCHARO GOODWIN PRODUCTION AC*™* cnusnrs MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS COUJR • PBNTS 8V MOVIfLAB • AN fEMTI PROOUCTCN IpGtegSj 0 .SWIMS-U.BUUMU9LEMUM% KCBWil A PARAMOUNT RMAS The Second Greatest Flyer in The war was over—and the world's greatest flyers had never met in combat. But Waldo was going to change all that — even il it killed him. SUSAN SAftANDONA«»MAftGOr KIODER • Sau«u,,, WIUIAM GOLDMAN Sio«< |i GEOR6E ROYHILl OfHnuiMiiwii HENRY MANCINI PiooiKitwDuicuoir GEORGE ROY Hill STARTS WEDNESDAY AT THE PIONEER & UINTA "SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY" UNIVERSITY^ IN THE UNIVERSITY MALL DAILY AT 2:00-3:50 5:50-7:55 Alice is 35. Her son is 12 Together . they re running away from 1LEN BURSTYN J, KRIS KRISTOFFERSONiN/tlCE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (|) UNIVERSITY @ rOAILYINCL SUNDAY AT- 12:30 • 2:40 > 5:00 7:15 & 9:35 P,M, CAUGHT IN A WORLD WHERE THEY DONT BELONG .THEY HAVE TO ESCAPE! WALT DISNEY PRQPUCTION$' TECHNICOLOR* Released by Buena Visla Distribution Co.. inc. ©1975 Walt Disney Productions TECHNICOLOR 1 ' © win DISW ^auctions

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