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WRSTIn Luhbock-FIRST On The South Mains" 53rd Year, No. 138 42 Pages Lubbock, Texas, Wednesday Morning, April 9, 1975 Price 15 Cents Full Leased Wires: (API, (UPI)i \ini:\i FIFTEEN CENTS HP^^^K*^^^B *^^B __ Thieu Vow Hold Pow Vietnam 'Fiasco' Blasted Goldwater Raps Demo Leaders NEW YORK (UPI) — Sen. Barfy Goldwater, blaming Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson for the Vietnam "fiasco," said Tuesday the war would have been over iii a month if he had won the presidency in 1964. ' "There's never been a war in history fought Jike this one and it's not the fault of the military," the Arizona Republican said in an interview on the CBS Morning News. •"You have to keep in mind that the military man is ordered by the President, and the President ordered these people into combat, then he ordered them not to win; so it's the fault of President Kennedy and President Johnson," he said. "Those two can take the whole blame for this fiasco." Weapons Pledged Goldwater, who was tagged as the "war candidate" in the 196-1 presidential contest, said, if elected, ha would have used whatever weapons necessary to bring the war tn a swift halt. "That war would have been over in a. matter of, at the most, a month, but there wouldn't have been enough let! of North Vietnam to fight a war if they wanted to continue to fight," he said. "I would have used the weapons we had a.s long as we were in a war that 1 didn't start." He did not make any specific reference to nuclear weapons. Goldwater said the lesson of Vietnam was not to enter such a conflict without the goal of winning. Bombing Urged "I think had we bombed—had President Kennedy the day after he sent troops in bombed the North, as Nixon did—the war would have ended the next day. That was the time when we should have come home. When you try to fight a war without the right to win it, then you're crazy to stay in the war." "I think it (the war) became unwinnable when President Kennedy sent the first troops over there, and then, unfortunately, had a secretary of Defense (Robert McNamara) who knew nothing at all about defense or war and didn't allow our troops to win." McNainara, Scored He characterized McNamara as "probably the worst secre tary of defense we've ever had We're not over him yet." Goldwater discounted allegations that the war was lost because the United States did not properly supply the South Vietnamese military. "It's not our fault because we didn't give them money," he said. "It's our fault because we went over there with the most modern equipment in the world, find the secretary ofi defense I said, 'Don't use it." WEIGHT LIFTER—Construction workers watch as this Imperial Airways helicopter takes to the sky with an air conditioning and heating unit and gracefully places it atop the TG&Y warehouse, currently under construction at Loop 289 and Municipal Drive The giant choppei was flown in to do the job from Oklahoma City where it was used in the construction of another TG&Y facility (Staff Photo by Gary Davis) J Charter Revisions Okayed AUSTIN. Tex. (AP) — A new Texas Constitution, salvaging the work of last year's constitutional convention, was on its way to House approval Tuesday after the two main obstacles were overcome. Representatives adjourned until today with four relatively non-controversial articles set for debate. The education article, an emotional area that was subjected -to intense lobbying by state college officials, received a 103-39 vote, just over the re- City Man Convicted In Cocaine Trial strong major By STEVE MONK Avalanohe-Journal Staff MARC Tibbetts was convicted In bets, ... _., in the case, repeatedly alluded closing arguments Tib- who represented himself - -- — ..-.. ...*.,. .,, t i_,.i ii. n.v. i,a.-,t, ic-1/c.-rtcciuy aiiuciec lucsday on a charge of cocaine ito: the fact that he is the step- possession despite his repeated !soh-in-law of Criminal Dist allegations that the case [Ally. Alton Griffin, against him was "trumped up." In The A-J Today "Why would a man want to defend himself?" Tibbetts asked the five-woman, seven-man 137th District Court jury. "Be[cause of deals maile behind closed doors. Even in the trial they're not going' tn let me tell ^'ou the whole truth— the facts behind the case." quired two-thirds majority. Earlier, the judiciary article squeaked through with six voles more than the necessary 100, and the executive, legislative and voting rights sections were approved with no discussion at all. Senators have already passed the document but must decide whether 'to accept House changes before the constitution jean go to the voters. Property Tax Argued Controversy over the education article centered on a provision requiring "an equal educational opportunity" for each individual and on continuation of the existing 10 cents per $100 stale property tax for colleges outside the University of Texas I and Texas A&M system. 1 During the debate. Rep. Billi thirds of both chambers will HolloweU, D-Grand Saline in- submitted to the voters at sisted that college lobbyist's be Nov '- 4 e] cction. goal of equal educational opportunity was "made a joke" by a provision allowing local enrichment of school programs and by the constitutional endowment fund for UT and A&M. "This is clearly worse than the old constitution," he said. The House showed a unwillingness to make ..„_.,„ changes from the Senate-approved resolution, which is virtually identical to the document written—but not passed—by the 1974 constitutional convention. Senators will have to take another vote, with a two-thirds Ranking Officer Killed Attack By Reds Nearing Saigon SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) — President Nguyen Van Thieu vowed to hold onto power Tuesday after a lone South Vietnamese air force plane bombed and rocketed his palace. Opposition politicians interpreted the attack as a warning to Thieu to change his policies or leave office. ' I am determined to continue leading this country," declared Thieu, who is widely blamed for the military debacle that has lost three-fourths of South Vietnam to Communist-led forces in a month. Attacks Continue To the south and cast of Saigon, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces continued heavy shelling and sapper attacks in what appeared to be efforts to close the circle around the jittery capital. Hours after the palace attack Maj. Gen, Nguyen Van Hieu, deputy commander of the 3rd military region that includes Saigon, was killed in his office (Military Aid Urged By General, Page 2, Sec. A) at Bien Hoa. A Saigon command spokesman indicated that Hieu accidentally shot himself but he said the case is stiil under investigation. In Washington, U.S. Army Ihief of Staff Frederick C. Wc- yand said South Vietnam cannot survive without additional military aid from the United States. He made the statement after reporting to the Senate Armed Services Commitee on his recent trip to South Viet (thirds of both chambers will be ing the attack "an act of cleared from the back hallway of the House. 5ergeant-at-Arms Rusty Kelly herded about 20 of them out the back door. A -compromise worked out with the colleges and approved by the House, 109-32, allows the schools to issue Gov. Dolph Briscoe. in a statement late Tuesday after See CONSTITUTION r».jre 12 their own bonds, guaranteed by revenue from the dedicated lax, School Needs Amusements JO-tl B| , Those ihcis, Tibbets said, in Comic* 41VcIuded "lies and closed doors j The legislature Dcatlis !3Ai ant * P eo P'e making deals toj' 13 " means for ].,... . . {keep thinif; | M >««"^ = *A| per | Tha \ Family News 2-3 RJnow." Farm News And quotes 4 C\ Tibbetts' closing argument Heartlinn in R ! was P unctuat ed at least a dozen 6 10 B ; times by heated objections from Horoscope SA'Assl. Criminal Disl. Ally. Weather ] would estab- cloudy and a little warmer to" . determining »--» f. W liinrttii^ UtrtlD UU *tui i j i it.nii.i j,v/t Uti-^L I I 111 01J1^ t keep things nut of the newspa- (each school's need for the mon- is why I'm here i e V each >' ear and could raise or ° Utside the recwd of 1. A A ™ i •• -----.-.-..,._ .._. .....,,.., ^, t itikiiini j-'ii-ii.. .nuij', JYllrtt? rVCCIllirCS' Inflation Column 5A,' Irish . who argued that Tibbetts Rubber Band Firing Habit CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (UPI) — A 10-month-old terrier named Scooter can't wait until the paper boy throws the paper with the band that keeps it intact. Whenever her owners, Dick and Bcrnadette Gingery, give Scooter a rubber band, she immediately puts it in her mouth, chews it a bit, rolls onto her bank and begins pulling it with her paw. Hooks On Tocnail Once the rubber band is hooked onto a toenail—usually the right paw, middle nail- Scooter stretches it to a comfortable length and fires it into the air. She then bounds after the flying rubber band, attempting to catch it before it lands. As often as not, she catches it and begins chewing and preparing anew for a another launching. The one-dog show is usually repeated until th» band is broken or lost. " MW. Gingery said her job is retrieving the ones that don't land within Scooter's reach- like hanging- from the cuckoo clock, dangling from pictures hanging on the walls nnd in the various plants around the family's living room. '.Having no passion for ac- S«e SCOOTER Page U Investment Column 3A;(| le " Oil News 7 B i Despite the objections, Sports 1-3, IB c Stock Market? g-9 B TV-Radio 10 R Victory Gardens •> A ;i " ows lls '° COMIC DICTIONARY FLATTERY — A feminine trick that enables many a woman to keep a man from finding out how foolish she is. Weather Map Page 4-C Lubbock and vicinity: Partly Communist day, cloudy and cooler with a chance of showers Thursday lower the tax rate and the percentage of market value against which it would be levied. Texas Stale Technical Institute would be allowed to issue bonds against the dedicated fund. Small colleges had objected because the constitution, as ap- »!±.W.SK SH' ~ * S » ^ •Ws.'sr.-sss ^ K*irwd to 2-! mph tcday. 1 a.m. 3 a.m. 2 a.m. •I a.m. 5 a.m. 6 a.m. 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 3 a.m. 1(1 a.m. U a.m. -10 ...... M ...... ,17 ...... .16 ...... 3 ...... 39 ...... IS 1 p.m .t p.m - n.m 4 p.m 5 p.m fi p.m prosecute anyone with this much stuff," Irish said, "no mater who his father-in-law is." The jury was out about one hour and 45 minutes before re- Scr flTY MAX Page 13 fi p.m n n.m 30 p.m. •is U n.m. • N 'o»i 52 ifidnisht Maximum 61: Minimum 3B Mnximum a year a?o today mum a year neo today 77: Min stitution, said he knew of Sim rises loday 7:'S, a.m.'; Sun sels te amendments that would t the Senate to reject the House version of the document, which „.. senators approved a week ago. Aibuwem Rep. Joe Pentony, D-Houston, Amaniio opposed the article, saying the no 'lay 8:14 n.m. cause • N jf\ M ' miim Humidily 70s: Minimum H _, nual -|mi(li1y IK: Humidity at mjdni<r!>t 5.V; nam. If sufficient ceived, the South aid is re- Vietnamese will fight, he said. Two Killed Thieu and his family escaped unhurt when the pilot idcnti tied as 1st Lt. Nguyen Thanh Trung, attacked the palace in an F5 jot fighter-bomber and flew off to an unknown destination. But sources said two per sons were killed and three majority required, because of wounded in the compound. VVit- various relatively minoi ' " changes made by the House. Vote Set Nov. ^ All articles approved by two ncssei said windows were shat tcred in three floors of one wing of the palace. Thieu made a broadcast call- group of people aimed at killing me with the intention to change this legal and constitutional regime." However, air force com mander Lt. Gen. Tran Van Minh and several politicians termed it an individual act. Suppression Fe*rfit! Opposition politicians expressed fears it might result in further suppression of dissent in South Vietnam. Some said it might serve to encourage the forces positioned around Saigon. "It is a warning for him to change his policies," said oppo- , . , —• —"• "«"j i ^t.c»ii 6 s. ma puiiuiui, saia oppo- high today upper 60s, low to- sition deputy Tran Van Tuven night mid 40s. high Thursday adding that Thieu may use" the ow 60s, southwesterly winds 14 bombing as an excuse "to ter- •orize the opposition groups and individuals." "The bombing means that the whole population is waiting for SBC SOUTH VTKT Page 12 City Abilene SOCTIHVKST WKATHER PHI, atr r n i .14 K9 47 Dnm'er -- -17 a" 1 ' le — .10 23 B! Paso — (50 35 — fit 14 Houston. 1..IB 70 c:i -- fn 30 Ohl.i. Oily 5fi «7 .1!! 1.(T? 75 5-1 W. Xalls — 71 50 I Today's Prayer ] "IN MY Father's house are many mansions." And vengeance is mine .saith the Lord. It is clear that far too few of us adhere to this counsel, else why do so many of us go around crying: "I'm hungry!"? Amen. —A Reader. "IDENTIFICATION ESTABLISHED-Dallas, Tex. police Tuesday idenlified above person, a man. as Jerry Dean Michael, 37, a federal fugitive since 1962. He is wanted on a warrant accusing him of bail jumping. Michael was previously identified as Elizabeth Carmichael, fugitive president of fwentieth Century iMotor Car Corp. Investigators said Michael posed as a woman utiile establishing the Twentieth •Century Motor Car Corp. in Los Angeles, Calif The firm moved to Dallas. (AP wirepholoj Police Say Woman Sought Really Man said T^sday th a*. Elizabeth a broad-shouldered. 200-pound former car company president, is really Jerry Dean Michael, a 37-year-old federal fugitive for the past 13 years. WB knQW who we ' re losing for." said P ° llCe Apartment's Michael, who whisked into Dallas early this year from Los Angeles with grandiose plans to produce a "revolutionary economy car, is sought on charges of conspiring to bilk the Public in a phoney stock and car dealership scheme I he specialized crime unit of the district attorney's office shut down the Twentieth Century Motor Car Corp operation m February when conspiracy to commit theft charges were filed against 10 corporate officers, including "Elizabeth ; H™?™ , H ," P 1 ?^ 05 a ° ainst ail but " Mrs - Carmichael" and Whitlock N. Sharpe were later dropped credied hU men < Ln « district attorney's office with "It was a natural thing . . . checking her, his, past associates and il led bank to Indianapolis," Driscoll said "A graphs" flnserprlnts confirmed it all, along with photo- Driscoll said, however, that finding Michael probably wont be any easier now than it has been in the past. Apparently he has eluded the FBI all these years because See POLICE Pii K e 12 Support Of Councils Pledged By Hance By PERCY Avalanche-Journal Staff A PROPOSAL to eliminate councils of government in Texas "will never be seen in the Hance said Tuesday night. The senator commented on the. proposal and several other . pending bills during the scmian nual meeting? of Plains Association of Governments (SPAG) at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Lubbock! Supporting past action of councils of government, Hance said he believes the councils have done a "much better job" handling federally funded programs on local levels than the federal government. He labeled a proposal by Texas Rep. E L Short of Tahoka to do' away the councils as an "old. bill*' with little support bad the South (from Texas legislators. SPAG 3rior to force their decision on relocat- ' the association offices. board members met the meeting to rein- Three of five Lubbock County officials have threatened to withdraw from SPAG as a partial result of the decision. The senator also commented on proposals to give state funds for support of county teaching hospitals, tax reforms and interest rate ceilings. "The odds are against us Carney, Burstyn, 'Godfather IP Win LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art surnrisp and a u/ninnma ^,.« < — ...i. . ... LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art Carney, the retired teacher on a cross-country trek with a cat in "Harry and Tonto" and Ellen Burstyn, the housewife on the lam in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." won the best acting awards at: tha 47th Academy Awards Tuesday night. "Godfather n." was the grand winner of 1974 films, scoring not only as best picture, hut for direction, writing, supporting actor and original dramatic score. Its producer-dircctor-writer Francis Ford Coppola won three of three Oscars, and" his father, Carmine Coppola, was awarded an Oscar for his score. The Carney victory was a surprise and a welcome oi/e for the Music Center audience, which rose in tribute to the television veteran. Carney went through the rit ual of thanking his director, writer, wife and longtime agent, who told Carney to play the aging traveler, saying, "Doit! You are old!" Ellen Burstyn won the Academy Award for best actress in her third try, winning for her portrayal of a housewife on the lam in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." she was not present at the ceremonies since she is appearing on Broadway in a play, "Same Time Next Year." Robert De Niro, apprentice Mafia chieftain of "The Godfather, Part II," and Ingrid Berg- man, who played the quiet school teacher of "Murder on the Orient. Express," won Oscars as supporting performers of the year. Already a past double winner as host actress, Miss Bergman came to the Music Center stage to deliver plaudits for a candidate who lost — Valentina Cortese of "Day for Night." "All of us actresses are forever missing lines and entering the wrong door, and we recog- niz« ourselves in her performance," said Miss Bergman of the Italian's role as a forgetful actress, "It's always nice to win the Oscar," remarked Miss Bergman, winner for ."Gaslight" in 19-M and "Anastasia" in 1956. Other nominees were for best supporting actress Madeline Kahn for "Blazing Saddles," Diane Ladd for "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and Talis Shire in "The Godfather, Part n." The Italian film "Amaricord" won the Oscar for best foreign language film.' 1 Ironically, De Niro was the only nominee for best supporting' actor not present at the 47th annual festivities. The reclusive actor is currently filming in Italy. De Niro's award was claimed by his director, Francis Ford Coppola. "I'm happy one of my boys made il," said the oiren- tor-writcr of "The Godfather, Part II." "He is an extraordinary actor who'll enrich film medium for years to come." Do Niro was nominated for the first time and won over the sentimental favorite, Fred As- taii-e of "The Towering Inferno," as well as two fellow actors of the "Godfather" sequel — Michael Gazzo and Lee Strasberg, and Jeff Bridges in "Thunderbolt ami Lighlfoot." De Niro won by playing the same role that Marlon Brando originated in the first version of "Godfather." By a curious coincidence, both are proteges of dramatic coach Stella Adlcr, although 20 years apart. The awards ceremonies got off to a smooth start with a bouncy monologue by old Oscar hand Boh Hope, who seemed to sound the right tone O f fun for Se« INGRID Pa*c If on — — - — "c,^*»u.3k, ua t_»n a bill to get state funding for county teaching hospitals. to TT y L< - ac -" m E n os pi i a Is, Hance said. The proposal would provide several million dollars lor these hospitals, including Lubbock's, over a five yearYe- nod. There is a tight feeling in both legislatures on any "new programs, but "that doesn't mean we're going to give up " Hance said. A tax reform proposal to equalize property tax assessments in Texas counties will have "major surgery" before it gets t 0 the floor, the senator said. Although many legislators are opposed to the bill as it now reads, "property tax reform is definitely needed...and whether or not you like it or not, its eventually going to See SENATOR Page 12 MAY SEEK ASYLUM SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Television news reporter Marilyn Baker of KPK-TV said Tuesday night she had received an "unconfirmed report" that fugitive Patty Hearst, accompanied by radical sports figure Jack Scott and his wife Micki will fly into Algeria within « matter of hours.

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