The Daily Standard from Sikeston, Missouri on December 15, 1971 · Page 3
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Sikeston, Missouri
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Wednesday, December 15, 1971
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But The Washington Post reported in today’s editions that the apparent White House warning to Moscow came in a background briefing by presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger. The Post said Kissinger briefed five pool newsmen who accompanied Nixon to the Azores for two days of talks with French President Georges Pompidou. The Post said it was not part of the pool and learned of the briefing independently. Signing Likely On Land Claims Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon is expected to sign into law a bill to give Alaska natives $962.5 million and 40 million acres in settlement of their aboriginal land claims. The bill, sent to the White House by Congress Tuesday, is a compromise worked out by a Senate-House conference committee, and is almost as liberal as one proposed by the administration. The administration had recommended $1 billion and 40 million acres to settle the claims of the 55,000 Eskimos, Aleuts and Indians. The claims to most of the vast Alaska land mass are based on ancestral use and occupancy and have been recognized since the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867. The conference report, a compromise of bills passed earlier by the Senate and the House, sailed through the House, 307 to 60, and passed the Senate quickly by voice vote. This climaxed 20 years of consideration by congressional committees of land-claim-settlement proposals. They began with a few million dollars and a few million acres, but increased sharply after discovery of oil in Alaska. The compromise calls for federal appropriations totaling $462.5 million in 11 years and $500 million in royalties on mineral production in Alaska public lands. The latter otherwise would go to the state. Most of the 40 million acres would be used for expansion of native villages in Alaska. The money and land selections would be handled by nat ive corporations. Funds would be used for grants, loans, schools, hospitals, investments and projects to benefit the natives. The bill also calls for a joint federal-state land-planning study and the reservation of up to 80 million acres of Alaska land for possible inclusion in national park, forest, wildlife refuge and scenic river systems. At the White House, presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Tuesday night: “No U.S. official was suggesting or intending to suggest that the United States was considering canceling the United States « Soviet summit. That report is not correct. An administration spokesman, who would not be named, noted that the Soviets three times in recent days vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions calling for an Indian •Pakistani cease - fire. He suggested the Soviet Union may have been trying to prove to the world that mainland China, to be visited by Nixon in February, is powerless to prevent the virtual collapse of Pakistani forces in the Eastern sector of their country. The White House has gone out of its way to express strong displeasure at the Soviet vetoes of Security Council actions aimed at ending the South Asian conflict. The most recent denunciation came at 1 a.m. Tuesday when Ziegler summoned reporters, some clad in pajamas, to an impromptu briefing session in the Azores. Ziegler said the President strongly regretted the latest Soviet veto of an American - sponsored call for an India-Pakistan cease - fire and mutural withdrawal of troops from foreign territories. It is suggested in some quarters here that Nixon’s principal objective is to halt the fighting before India, a clear winner over the Pakistanis in the East, can mount a determined offensive against the heart of Pakistan in the West. A presidential journey to Russia rates as more than just another summit meeting. It looms over the expanding range of U.S. -Soviet relations. No president has been to Moscow while in office. Asks Cease-Fire OUR DATE AM) DAY WATCH COLLECTION STARTS AT ®2595 ACCUTRON • BULOVA® CARAVELLE Proven Tuning Fork Accuracy America's Favorite Gift Watch The Low-Cost Quality Watch Stainless steel Blue dial. Luminous $175.00 17 jewels Automatic. Silver dial. All stainless steel. 17 jewels. Lumifious. Stainless steel stretch band. $25.95 Stainless steel Depth-tested to 666 feet $195.00 17 jewels. Automatic. Blue d<al. Stainless steel $90.00 17 jewels Stainless steel $45.00 14K gold-filled Gilt dial. Luminous. $195.00 17 jewels. Automatic. Gilt dial. Luminous $95.00 Hand applied brass markers. 17 jewels. Automatic. Ebony 17 jewels. Automatic Shad- Silver dial. $200.00 dial. Tested to 333 feet. ed brown dial $59.95 $115.00 u’»r DOWNTOWN SIKESTON DEPUTY SHERIFFS Gerald Inman and Bill Ferrell, both of Sikeston, survey the damage of last night’s tornado in Scott City. The damage pictured is in a trailer park in Scott City where 26-year-old Michael Raines was killed. India Tells U.S. To Keep Enterprise Fleet Away WASHINGTON (AP) India has told the United States to keep the U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier Enterprise and escorting warships out of the Bay of Bengal and has promised to give help to all foreign nationals seeking safety in the East Pakistan war. India’s Ambassador Lakshmi Kant Jha, making this known to newsmen Tuesday, said he had received reliable reports the U.S. fleet might seek to “establish a beachhead for the evacuation of not only American personnel, but also Pakistan army officers and men as well as civilians who feel insecure.” Jha said he had sought a denial of the report from Asst. Secretary of State Joseph Sisco but had failed to receive a satisfactory reply. American officials continued their silence on activities of the 7th Fleet task force. Defense, xState and White House sources have declined to comment on the movement of any U.S. naval forces. But it was learned from authoritative sourcemis ’probable ican fleet is poised at the Straits of Malacca near Singapore awaiting instructions to take part in an evacuation plan if necessary. At the same time, U.S. Intelligence sources disclosed that Soviet naval strength in the Indian Ocean is being increased to about 15 vessels. One force is 800 miles south of the West Pakistan coast. A second, smaller group is some 1,500 miles off the East Pakistan coast in a southerly direction. Ambassador Jha said the Soviet fleet units “are not going to get anywhere near the zone of conflict. If they did we would be as sharp in our reaction as we are to reports of the American fleet activity.” He said India would consider as a hostile act evacuation of nonforeign personnel from Bangui Desh, the Indian name for East Pakistan. He said India is not objecting to use of foreign planes for evacuation of foreigners from Dacca. India seeks to avoid evacuation of Pakistani troops from the East to reinforce Pakistani forces in the West. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESi* The Pakistani commander in East Pakistan has appealed to the Indian army chief of staff for a cease-fire, the government in New Delhi announced today. India ordered a halt to the bombing of Dacca and gave the Pakistanis 16 hours to surrender. Ge. Sam Mariekshaw, the Indian chief of staff, replied that he would order a cease-fire as soon as the Pakistanis confirmed their surrender, an Indian spokesman said. The appeal was from Lt. Gen. A. A. K. Niazi, who previously had vowed to fight to the last man. The exchange between the two generals came as an Indian army spokesman reported Indian troops fired mortars into Dacca from less than two miles away and the battle for the East Pakistani capital “is in its final stages.” Indian troops also were reported within four miles of Chittagong, East Pakistan’s largest port. Its harbor area was hit Tuesday by an air and sea bombardment. Manekshaw warned that “if you do not comply with what I have stated you will leave me with no other alternative but to resume my offensive with the utmost vigor at 0900 Dec. 16.” This k 10:30 p.m., EST, today. Manekshaw told Niazi he had ordered the bombing pause at Daca as a “token of my good faith.” JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Commission on Higher Education was called on the carpet Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee and asked pointblank if it had helped pad the University of Missouri budget by $2 million. Sen. Donald D-Kansas City, chairman, broke hearing schedule colleges and seek “a yes or Manford, committee into the for state universities to no answer” from the commission. “If true,” Manford said, “this General Assembly is going to take a rather dim view of the budget requests” for higher education institutions. Appearing in behalf of the commission, Robert W. Jacob, director of research, said he had no direct role in budget recommendations of the commission, but offered “an unequivocal no” to Manford’s question. Jacob said a misunderstanding may have arisen from different f a c u 11 y - s t u d e n t ratio formulas used by tne University of Missouri and the state colleges. The university, Jacob said, used a formula calling for one faculty member for 21 students in the lower division, one to 15 in the upper division and one to 12 for graduate and special programs. The state colleges adopted a formula of one to 22 in lower divisions and one to 18 in upper divisions. Jacob said the commission recommended this formula for the university knowing sufficient funds might not be available. But it would provide a base for “subsequent adjustments on an equitable basis.” Manford replied he was not satisfied with that explanation and recommended the commission “give us a straight yes or no” to the padding charge. “This committee will not accept those kind of answers from anybody,” he said of generalizations. If it is discovered that requests have been padded, Manford said, “there going to be even greater scrutiny of these requests.” Jacob predicted the commission is going to react with “great concern and great bewilderment about the source of this charge. “I assure you,” he said, “that the commission’s intent is very much in harmony with this committee.” Manford requested a detailed report from the commission on the criteria usedin its recommendations, adding, “the intent of this committee, and I think I can speak for the entire General Assembly, is strict accountability and straight answers.” Tuesday the committee launched a new probe into all revenue of the state colleges. Manford started the inquiry by asking the colleges to report how much interest they earned on invested funds at the local level. 17 jewels. Blue dial. Stainless steel $55.00 Upgrading State Personnel System Extended Until ‘75 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Upgrading the state's personnel system would be spread over a period ending in mid-1975 under one of the final recommendations of the state governmental reorganization commission. The commission, also known as the “Little Hoover” Commission, made the recommendation Tuesday in a summary of its work since it was established in 1969. It said a phased transition to its recommended personnel plan would extend the costs over a longer period and allow it to proceed gradually as the money becomes available. “At the heart of the commission’s plan,” it said, “is establishment of the principle of uniform compensation for like work in state government.” It said a hill would be introduced in the legislative session starting next month to provide for gradual achievement of this goal so that “weaker personnel systems would be upgraded to compare with the better ones.” The commission said its plan would not interfere with the professional employes in the Highway Patrol, Highway Department, Conservation Department or Department of Education but would extend a similar system of fairness and professionalism to all agencies eventually. Creation of an office of administration under the governor to handle day to day operation of the government will become effective when a new governor is elected in January, 1973. Other recommendations to create 10 departments to include all agencies with related functions will require t w m constitutional amendments and implementing legislation later. “The commission is under no illusions,” it said in its summary. “Some of its recommendations will meet resistance. “Often agencies prefer the prestige of being designated a department or an independent agency, rather than being grouped with other entities. Some agencies have large constituencies and extensive public relations programs. ‘But the need to transform Missouri’s unwieldy, unmanageable state government into an efficient instrumentality of public service is so great that the general public good transcends other considerations.” The summary report was issued over the names of the chairman, former State Sen. and Circuit Judge D. W. Gilmore, now a Kansas City insurance executive, and the vice chairman, Fred Hughes, Joplin Globe publisher. The Indian armv chief made clear a surrender would be required before India would agree to a cease-fire. Radio Pakistan conceded that Indian troops were putting pressure on Dacca after opening up with an artilery shelling Tuesday. In New .Delhi, members of Parliament demanded a government statement of reports that ships of the U.S. 7th Fleet, led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise, are headed toward the Bay of Bengla. Shipping Minister Raj Bahadur told members “not to be unnerved or give undue importance” to the reports. Washington sources said the ships had been ordered to mark time short of the Bay of Bengal until it was decided whether an evacuation of East Pakistan was necessary. The Army spokesman in Calcutta told newsmen Dacca is surrounded and leading elements of Indian columns, advancing from the northwest, north and south, have opened up with mortars on the city from 3,000 to 6,000 yards. The spokesman said waterways east of the city have been crossed and no further waterways remain between Indian forces and Dacca. A doctor in a Dacca hospital said the wounded Pakistani soldiers being brought in were “more than we can deal with.” But despite a pledge Bob Hope Starts Annual USO Tour Education Commission Asked If It Helped Pad MU Budget The Daily Standard, Sikeston, Mo, Wednesday, December 15, P>71 Cashiers in the stores are, at this season, known as “jingle belles.” HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Bob Hope leaves on his 21st overseas USO Christmas tour today following a “Thanks for the Memories” dinner saluting his 30 years of entertaining American troops in three wars. “He is one of the greatest friends that the serviceman has ever had,” Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Army Chief of Staf, told a USO benefit at the Century Plaza Hotel Tuesday night. The $EOOa-plate dinner raised $300,000 for construction of a USO building in Hollywood. Sen. Bary Goldwater, RAriz., told the crowd that* he, as a ham radio operator, heard from correspondents abroad about the good work Hope has done with American GIs. “That is what America really thinks about,’’ Goldwater said, declaring it was a different story from that told by “un-American people who publish unAmerican newspapers across the country. The dinner featured a taped message from President Nixon who said: “I’m pretty busy with my own road company ... Bob is going to Vietnam with Miss USA and I’m going to China with Henry Kissinger.” Nixon saluted the 68-year-old comedian for his achievement in entertaining American servicemen. The USO benefit featured memories of Hope’s tours of the past and the comedian acknowledged such former costars as Frances Langford, Jerry Colonna, Kaye Stevens, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marilyn Maxwell, Toney Romano and Irene Ryan. Hope’s troupe this year includes comedian Jim Nabors, Oakland Athletics pitcher Vida Blue, country singer Charlie Pride, the singing group Sunday’s Child Kerner Indicted WASHINGTON (AP) Otlo Kerner, Jr., federal appeals court judge and former Illinois goveror, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of bribery, mail fraud, tax evasion, perjury and conspiracy as a result of race track stock transactions while he was governor. Three appointees to Kerner’s administration, which ran from 1961 to 1968, and a Chicago businesswoman also were named in the 19-count indictment handed down in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Kerner, a Democrat, and the others were accused of conspiring to obtain about $356,000 worth of race track stocks for $7,158. The grand jury said the money was used as a bribe to influence Kerner’s administration of horse racing in Illinois. The specific charges against the 63-year old Kerner, who sits on the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, are that he evaded $84,1!$ in federal income taxes and made false statements to an Internal Revenue Service Agent. and the Hollywood Deb stars. They will travel to Hawaii, Okinawa, Thailand, South Vietnam. Iran, Italy, Spain, and Guantanamo, Cuba. from the Pakistani commander in the east to fight to hw last man, there were no reports of military activity by the defenders. As the Indian forces closed on the city, A.M. Maiik, East Pakistan's governor, and his council of ministers resigned and took their families to sanctuary with the Red Cross at the Hotel Intercontinental. Jack Foisie of the Los Angeles Times and Dan Coggon of Time magazine reached the front -lim* fighting Tuesday at Demra, on the Lakhya River seven miles southeast of Dacca, and reported a Pakistani rear-guard unit retreated across the river under fire as Indian and rebel East Pakistani forces entered a village on the west bank. The Pakistanis settled into defensive positions for a delaying action and soon came under artillery, mortar and machinegun fire from across the river. The newsmen reported East Be igali guerrillas armed with Sten guns were operating along the road between Demra and Dacca. Dacca’s Bengali policemen were reported disarmed Monday night to prevent them from attacking the Pakistani troops. Red Cross officials reported a growing shortage of food even though the city’s population of 1.5 million was estimated cut to less than half that by residents fleeing to the countryside. In West Pakistan, the figurehead civilian government which President Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan hurriedly put together last week issued an urgent appeal to President Nixon and Premier Chou En-lai of Communist China for “practical help.” There was no immediate response from Washington or Peking. Trip May Be Pawn To Pakistani General

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