The Monroe News-Star from Monroe, Louisiana on May 4, 1972 · Page 1
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wmmum mm Clear, Mild ©if UTI on roe iletns-Steir Final Edition v^ol. 62—No. 243 Full AP, UPI, AP Wirephoto Monroe, Louisiana, Thursday Afternoon, May 4, 1972 Telephone 322-5161—323*0501 Ten Cents U.S. To Bolster Air Power In Vietnam War Mine Officials Retain Hopes Wallace Tests Of Finding Missing 58 Alive Vote Strength In Tennessee KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) — A ft f ling of cautious optimism was expressed by officials today for the chances of 58 miners missing since a fire Tuesday swept portions of the Sunshine silver mine, killing at least 24 men. “We have pretty good hopes that we ll find some of the men alive, ’ said Marvin CL Chase, Sunshine Mining Co. vice president and general manager of its western operations. Sweating rescue teams were able to clear >moke from most of the 3,700-foot level in the mine, an Idaho state mine in- spt dor’s office spokesman said. He also said the rescue crews were about to reach a key shaft which could open the way to tunnels nearly a mile beneath the surface, where the missing miners are believed to be. Edward Adams, a federal mine inspector, reported smoke was dwindling in a mine ven- tlictor shaft, indicating a per­ sistent fire may be nearly out. A mine spokesman said succors in the hot, murky depths would have access to water by using tools the miners carry with them to open water pipes in the mineshaft^. He said they would have no for*!, however, and Adams said the level of poisonous carbon monoxide still was high. Rescuers have been hampered by smoke and heat since the fire began. Mine officials cited as another hopeful sign the apparent consumption of air which was being forced into the tunnels through an air pipe system. In Washington, President Nixon sent a message of “deepest sympathy” to Mayor Roger Fulton of Kellogg. Nixon asked to be kept closely informed on the recovery operations and pledged the “full spectrum of federal assistance” would be made available to the j>eople of K< Hogg. Viet Peace Talks Suspended Again PARIS CAP) — The United rommunist side had refused to '-’ates and South \ ictnam in engage in a dialog and ^aid definitely suspended the Viet- ,, nam peace conference today WP Wi,! r,’s,ime "Stings U.S. delegation chief William when ,l serious nego- I Porter told newsmen that nation* are possible ” South Vietnamese Ambassador. North Vietnamese ambassa- Pham Dang Lam, .speaking for dor Xuan Thuv ( ailed the allied ti e allied side “did not agree to suspension of the talks The United Steelworkers Union announced in Pittsburgh, Pa., that a special “task force” had bean sent to the area. “We intend to obtain all the facts and examine all the circumstances to determine if everything possible had been done to keep the mine a safe place to work.” union president I. W. Abel said in a statement. The miners are members of local 5088 of the steelworkers. Meanwhile, Lewis M Helm assistant director of communications in the Interior Department. said a spot safety check last March 2 showed that all infractions found in a November 1971 inspection of the silver mine—the nation’s deepest and rn hest—had been corrected As the third dax’s vigil bx relatives of the missing men wore on, rescue teams were reported nearing the cavernous, two-story room of huge motors and winches at the tp of the Sunshine s No. IO boist shaft South Vietnam Troops Begin Counterattack a new said the set a date for the next meet- act of sabotage.” He ins ” United States had refused to aimed at reversing military Porter said the decision was answer questions ie had put toT®a*s- niide because of ”y lack en Porter asking when the United Several hundred South VieC progress in ever* avaiiablt {States* would put an end to theinanicse paratroopers made i channel” of the peace talks. bombings, its Vietnami/ation combat assault in the central North Vietnam at the outset Program, ;,r|d respond serious- highlands in an effort to clear (*i the 149th session ignored a ,v *** Viet Tong pcaeej North Vietnamese from the Chu U S. demand that it halt its of-|P,an {Pa mountain pass on Hiehwa tensive in South Vietnam. The NASHVILLE. Tonn. (AP) - George C. Wallace and a school [busing referendum, two of the (hottest political items in Tennessee, generated the ballot excitement todax in this state’s first presidential primary. Polls open at 7 a.m. th* \ close as late as 8 p.m. COT in Memphis at the western end of the state. Wallace was expected to car-' ry the state and most of all of the nine congressional districts and all of the 49 Tennessee delegates to the Democrat u National Convention. Tennessee would be Wallace's first primary victory outside Hie Deep South and he predicts it will be a springboard to a northern breakthrough in Michigan Max IU. On tho crowded Democratic ballot with him were Sen. Hu-| beet H. Humphrey, Sen. George McGovern, Sen. Edmund S Muskie and Severn others. President Nixon and Reps. Paul N. McCloskey and John M Ash-) brook were on the Republican side, Nixon was expected to xx rn by a wide margin Crossover voting bx Republic cans was expected to help Wallace and was one reason given I by potential Democratic ((invention delegates who are hin SAIGON (AP) — South Viet-Hug they may not vote for \\al-! naniese troops launched their lace at the Miami Beach eon first counterattack toda' since vention ex en if he carries Teethe enemy began an offensive nessoe. !V> days ago. At the same time. Delegates, although teeheecli­ the goxernment and the United 4> bound by the primary results States began a crash nm ram for up to two ballots, are se- de- leeted separately in caucuses Iwhieh have been dominated so The ( askoi from the services at of J. Edgar Capitol tod; the Nation; <en Tm Churel! in Washington. The FBI director lay in state under the Capitol dome tor 24 hours. (AP Wirephoto) t nited States had made this issue the first order of business in resuming the talks last week, after suspending the ne- % (.nations for five weeks. Porter said that the decision not to set a date for a new nu cling was not altogether a result of today’s session al which he said the Communist side “refused to answer any of our questions.” His reference to lack of progress in every avan­ ia Ie channel was taken to mean that secret talks have also been going on. The possibility of secret talks arose when North Vietnamese Politburo member Ix’ Due Tho arrived in Pans last Sunday. Although it has been suspected that secret talks between Tho and possibly Dr. Henry A. Kissinger. President Nixon’s na­ to rial security advisor, might have been held, there has been rn. official confirmation. As he left the conference, Lam told new-men that the far by McGovern supporters, blacks, women and ; out!* The busing referendum asks the voters if they favor a constitutional amendment to ban busing for the sake of racial balance in public schools. Busing is a touch'/ issu Twin Cities CHIT-CHAT -I IV mov Honor Guest vote in Memphis FDA Announces Plans To Make Records Public WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding its long tradition of secrecy has become a legal and political pain rn the neck, the Food and Drug Administration today announced plans to open its files to as much public inspection as the law allows. Utter Hutt, the agency’s general counsel, predicted the new policy would unlock about 90 per cent of information in EDA files, compared with the Kl per cent now available to the public. Hut he cautioned, “This is not going to mean every piece of . The stage was set for today’s H between Kontum and Pleiku suspension last Thursdax when Field reports said 40 North »'»usm r is a touch’ issue in Porter called on tile North Viet- Vltnamese troops had been [Tennessee because of federal namese to discuss “as a first killed in the initial fighting. court orders which alrcadx item of business” measures to Associated Pri ss correspond- have Nashville busing more end the North Vietnamese in- ent David J. Paine reported *han 50.000 students and have vasion of the South. ‘’rom Pleiku that the combat directed Memphis to bus 14.OOO Tlitiy today ignored Porter s ;1s'ault was made eight miles next fall and Uhattanooga 8,000 demand, saying talk of such an <0u,h of Kontum and 19 miles Wallace has gone virtually invasion was “slicer fabric- r,orth °f Pleiku in efforts* to re- unchallenged in Tennessee ation," °P*‘n the vital supply route. Humphrey had not campaigned The South Vietnamese para- here McGovern has not visited 'mopers ran into enemy resist- the state but has local organ- J awee shortly after tieing landed izations Sen. Hence M Jack by helicopters and at dusk, son was building a promi fighting was still reported campaign last winter but The paratroopers had found for good when Wallace three-man enem\ gun crews in Roo. Shirley Chisholm Ii entrenched in eaves on the eamoaigned for the large bla mountains us. and South Vietnamese fighte r-bnmbers dropped canisters of napalm on the North Vietnamese positions. I Kontum under threat of enemy attack both from the north and west has been cut off by I road from Pleiku for .several weeks. Although the counter attack lls small compared to the overall North Vietnamese offensive, it seemed to tie an attempt to .gain th** initiative in at least ion** area The Saigon command said Ifighting countrywide had slack- lened off to its lowe-d level of fthe North Vietnamese Offen- j(orv I si vc. Sightings of truck con- ‘ ’ voys, however, indicated that {the enemy was pausing again Ho regroup and resupply for an­ ither wave of assaults. The old imperial capital of Hue I Hex cd the main target. Nixon Leads Nation In Final Tributes To Late FBI Chief WASHINGTON (AID — ident Nixon today led ti lion in last tributes to J. t ailing hun a gi and an America iv* I ant. in- said the FBI. which -pent 48 years building oi ld-renow ned law en- mst 1 1 ut inn. will .stand memorial to Hoovei called on Americans sin rit of law and or- contmuing tribute to Uharieg C. Whittelsev, Old Sterlington Road. Monroe, retired business executive, will be one of the honored guests invited to return to the University of Missouri* Rolla Max 14. The fifty - year class members will lie the honored guests during graduation exercises and will walk in the academie procession. They will be presented with 59 • year recognition pins during the ceremonies In 1922 72 students received decrees from t h e then University of Missouri School of Mines, aud Metallurgy. Edwards, Michot Reported At Odds Over Depository (More ( hit-C’hat Page 2-A) bt NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Education Superintendent-elect Louis J. Miehot is challenging tradition which in the past has allowed the governor to select the state's Textbook Deposa New' Orleans newspaper said today. The State-Item said, “A tug of war over who will control designation of the state’s Textbook Depository, a lucrative po- ’ lineal patronage plum, has de- jveloped between” Michot and i Gov.-elect Edwin Edwards. Both men have had studies of [the matter made, the news-j paper said in a report from its' Baton Rouge bureau, and a report by a New Orleans public school official, for Edwards, j recommends changes in the [present procedure and legisla- I lion to clarify authority for designating the depository. MIAMI. Ila. (AP) — Out-,gravitational pull on humans is Slate law requires that text .breaks of murder may be trig small, Ueber said it may be book publishers establish a de- by the moon tugging on enough to touch off emotional ponton for books, which will Murder Rate Tied To Moon Phases The public-disclosure propas-. paper in the EDA is immediate-["biological tides’* inside the hu- instability in “borderline’’ iy going to be available.” man body, a team of psy* cases. This instability is reflect-! khiatric researchers has found, ed in the murder rate, which he ,n-„ Arnold L. IJeber, a sen- terms a reliable measure of its Pages, allows interests! lier- ,or res‘(l(,nt in psychiatry at the effect on tile general popu- sun* BO days to comment afterrniversity of Miarni’s medical lation. publication in the Federal Reg- ‘sa'd Wednesday a two- Ueber said the makeup of ister. Spokesmen for the food '‘>ar s,u(Lv ha(i established a [the body itself helped him turn “scientifically in turn ship school hoards. them to parish and drug industries privater, ,, expressed alarm at the idea but sh,p withheld public .statements until nloon they have time to study tho proposals. Patterned in the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act, the FDA’s open-files plan is believed to go further than other federal regulatory CX *s. any agen- sound relation- to the concept of “biological between phases of the tides” to explain the phoneme- and the murder rate In I non. The body is “a microcosm Dade Country. {comprising essentially the Ueber said a chart of Miami- same elements and in similar area homicides over the last 15 proportions as the earth’s sur- years plotted according to face—approximately SO phases looks remarkably cent water and 20 per cent like a (hail of ocean tides. erals,” he said. Using computer programs, I “I fee* that eventually Clear To Partly Cloudy Is Seen I Ueber and Dr. Carolyn R She going to show that any Vrgin- ria of the University of Miami, [ism, human or animal, is an in- lM, a , ‘ ,2 ‘ 4 analyzed nearly I WOO murders,tegal part of the universe and peratures rn the low 80s Winds hat occurred between I9a0 and {responds to hanges like vari- wlM varv at ,,x ,u 16 liul(,s *97ii at ions in the solar cycle and [hour The data revealed that the the lunar cycle ” county’s murder rate began to I When the moon and sun are rise about 24 hours before the in proper position to exert their full moon, reached a peak at greatest gravitational force on Wednesday’s high as 79. full moon, then dropped back (the earth, Ueber added, there low this morning as of B The Monroe area will continue to I m * under a ridge of high pressure through Friday with clear to partly cloudy skies euv ering the city. Warm afternoons will prevail, ;m {accompanied by rather cool nights High temperature today will lie in the upper 70’s while Hoover, Ie 'end siltation Nixon ll (Mixer into a xx *i forcemeat as a In ins And he to live Ha der as a Hoov et Loved The Law “J. Edgar Hoover loved the law, his God,” Nixon sa d, “He loved the law, his country*. And h* richly earned peace through all eternity.” Nixon, his face somber, delivered a eulogy to the fallen FBI chief at the National Presbyterian Church, where Hoover had been a deacon. Hoover wa-- found dead at hts home Tuesday morning. The 1,200-seat church was Miss D. Swayze Dies; Funeral Slated Friday Miss Daisy Swayze, 1202 Riverside Dr.. Monroe, deputy in the office of the Ouachita Parish Tax Assessor, died early toil. iy after suffering an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Muiheam Funeral Home of Monroe with the Rev Lea Joyner, pastor of the Southside I mted Methodist Church, of- ficiatin1' Burial will follow ut the Old City Cemetery. Miss Swayze, a native of Mon* r(M and member of a pioneer area family, suffered the apparent attack at her home. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Glenwood Hospital. She had worked as deputy assessor since 195(1 She was a nu mber of the Southside United .Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Marcus D Sways* of Monroe and lands ll. Swayze Jr., of Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews, th presidential aides, members, members of diplomats, and public filled ('ahind Conure mournci s. Mrs Dwight I). Eisenhower sat near the President. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew attended. Hoxoer's temporary successor. L Patrick Gray III, an assistant attorney general, aFo attended with his wife. Nixon tunned Grax acting FBI director Wednesday. The President predicted in hi’- eulogy that in years ahead \merieaiH will nay Hoover greater honor than now* “because the trend of permissiveness in thiv country, a trend which Edgar Hoover fought against all his life, a trend which was dangerously eroding our heritage as a law­ abiding people, is now being reversed. “The American people toda are tired of disorder, disruption and disrespect for law. America wants to come back to the law as a way of life, he said. "And as we do come back to the law, the memory of this real man. who never left the law as a way of life, will I m * accorded even greater honor than it is today .” “One of the tra*gedies of life is that as a rule a man’s true greatness is recognized only in death,” Nixon said. “J, Edgar Hoover was one of the rare exceptions to that rule. He became a living legend while still a young man and he lived up to nds as the decades that lei passed ’ Nixon ified int courage said Hoover person­ alty, honor, principle, discipline, dedication, loyalty and patriotism. “We can pay him no greater tribute than to live these virtues, ” he said. “To love the law as he loved it and to give full cooperation to the law enforcement profession which he did so much to advance,” The President said Hoover's passing won’t mark the end of an era. “He built well, he built to last.’’ Nixon said. “For that reason the FBI will remain as a memorial to him, a living memorial ” The Rev. Edward L. R. Bison, pastor of the church and chaplain of the U.S. Senate, opened the funeral service with a prayer and led the congregation in the lord's Prayer. The U S. Army Chorus, conducted bx 1st Ll. G. Barry Epperley, sang the hymn, “How Firm a Foundation.” This was followed by Bible readings, the President’s eulogy, more prayers and another hymn. “Faith of Our Fathers,” by the Army chorus. U. S. Cites Costs Of Owning Auto More Naval Vessels Also Are En Route WASHINGTON (AP) — The [United States is sending some . additional war planes to South;east Asia, a Pentagon spokes* I man said today. Without going into detail, spokesman Jerry W. F’riedheini told newsmen there would 'ame additional augmentation of land-based air power,” con- I tinning a U. S. buildup to try and repel a North Vietnamese invasion of South Vietnam. Sources indicated the new air reinforcements will come from {the United States. Increases Total This will raise the number of |U.S. Air Force, Navy and Maline fighter-bombers and bombers sent to South Vietnam, Thailand and Guam since early April to around 300 and will bring total LLS. land-based and I carrier-based strike planes in the theater to more than 800. Friedheim noted some additional naval vessels are en route, indicating new depar- j lures of warships for Southeast Asian w aters are planned immediately*. Disclosure of the additional [air reinforcements came shortly after the breakdown of re! slimed peace negotiations in Paris, a diplomatic development which suggested the United States might accelerate {I he air war against North Vietnam once again. However, Friedheim characterized the air reinforcements las part of “an overall plan to make sure Gen. (Creighton W.) I Abrams has available to him all the air and naval assets he | needs to protect remaining American troops to assist the South Vietnamese,” to repel the ofi'ensiv e. President Nixon has declared his intention to do everything necessary, except use nuclear -weapons and reintroduce U.S. ground troops, to defeat the North Vietnamese invasion. Announcement of the air retr forcemeats ( ame during a new battlefield crisis in South Vietnam which developed within the past week. The provincial capital of Quang Tri fell and a major threat developed to Hue farther South. The arrival of a fifth aircraft carriers off Vietnam this week, along with escorting destroyers, brought the number of Ameri(an naval vessels operating in those waters to about BO, at least equalling the number that were there at the Vietnam War peak in 19B8. Friedheim said that on some days allied aircraft have flown upwards of I,BOO attack sorties, principally in South Vietnam. In the April 29 May 3 period, he said, I S. planes flew more than SOO strike sorties against targets in North Vietnam. A sortie is a single flight by a single plane. Friedheim confirmed that a huge C’S transport plane had armed in Danang carrying three M4S medium tanks to replace some of South Vietnam’s tank losses in the battle around Quang Tri. The tanks came from U.S stocks in the Pacific, he said. Reports reaching the Pentagon have said that the South \ ietnamese “rendered inoperable” IB cif their own tanks and spiked 3ft artillery pieces before retreating from Quang Tri. During the same briefing, Friedheim displayed pictures of a variety of heavy Soviet-built weapons which ho said have shown up in South Vietnam for the first time this year and are main elements in the North Vietnamese invasion force. nun Highest Reading NEW YORK (UPI)—The highest temperature reported Wednesday by the National Weather .Service excluding Alaska and Hawaii was 102 degrees at Buckeye, Ariz. Today’* low wu* 24 degree* ai Evanston, Wyo. Inside The News-Star southeaster- before climbing again to a secondary peak at the new moon. While the effect of the moon’* becoming ly Friday. Officials* of FAA at Monroe Municipal Airport recorded The a.m. seems to be even a more wa* 51, officials said No pre­ marked increase in “ruthless jcipitation for Wednesday was and bizarre” violent crime. [reported. Abby 3C lawman ic BroadwayIOC Po pent m * lac Classified HDRadio-TV SB Comics 4B Sports ID < rossword 4H Theater IOC Editorial 4A Van Dellen UC HoroscopeIBWomen IC Jumble9D Weather2B 4 Sections 48 Pages V\ \SHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Highway Administration said today that aithou h Americans spent more than $29 billion last year for new nu-1 • totnobiles most of them don’t know how much it costs to own land operate a car. In its publication. “Cost of Operating an Automobile." the I agency said the typical owner of a xtandard-size 1972 automobile will spend $13,553 to buy; I and ope rah’ the car for HU years — an average of 13.55 [cents a mile The owner of a 1872 compact [car will pay $10,808, or 10.81 cents a mile ever the 10-yoar, HXLOOO mile period The owner of a 1972 subcompact model; I will pax out $9,444, or 9 4 cents' a mile over the decade from assembly line to junk; aid. “During this period, the [ standard-size-car owner will pax $2,787 for sonic 7,350 gal-’ Ions of gasoline,” the public* - lion said. “He will pay $2,147 to keep the vehicle maintained and rn repair, $1,359 to insure, [it, and over $1,800 for garaging,! i parking and tolls "His state '>nd federal au- tomotive-ta.x bill, most of which (M’s to support the roads he drives on, will amount to $1,U 318— obout 9.7 per cent of total costs.” The publication also reported! that: —Nationwide sales records of 1972 standard-sizi cars and compacts showed that 70 percent or more had power steer-j mg, more than 90 per cent had automatic transmissions, and 90 per cent had radios. More than 80 per cent of the stand-! ard-si/e (’ars also had air conditioning, For the subcompacts, power steering was virtually nonexistent, hut 45 to 50 per cent had automatic transmissions, and more than 80 per cent had radios. —Depreciation is by far the greatest single cost o$ owning, and operating an automobile First-year depreciation is rela-! lively high—IB cents a mile for the standard-siz.e ear in suburban use, 11.2 cents for the compact, and 7.8 cents a mile for the >ubcompacts, in total costs of ownership and operation. Mexico Storm Death Toll 16 MEXICO (HTY (AP) - Sixteen persons were killed Wednesday as a thunderstorm lashed the southern part of Mexico City, the office of the mayor announced. Five persons were reported missing. The 45-minute thunderstorm, accompanied by hail and high winds, flooded streets, caused mudslides and demolished shanties. A police spokesman said water in the streets reached a depth of more than two feet. Police and city officials said the victims were believed tc have been swept away by the floodwater*. River Stages flood present stage stage change Camden 28 13 0 4 4 Rise Monro* 49 not listed

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