The Paris News from Paris, Texas on October 25, 1972 · Page 1
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in Talks Seen By LEWIS GULICK Associated Press Writer .. -WASHINGTON (AP) — President., Nguyen ' Van Thieu's tough-sounding speech and cautious words from the White •House-are sending out a similar signal about .prospects; for, a halt, to the Vietnam fighting. i~It.--.lss: - Headway, has been \ made in secret negotiations but = more is needed before there I can be , a firm deal to end the : \var.j<Peace, 'could come soon, ? but it is not right around the \ corner. . • Thieu's . two-hour address i Tuesday \ included what might \ be expected ; • from ; a South l Vietnamese president broad-' \ casting to a home audience } amidst a war, right after a cpn- iference"with a peace-seeking v ally and enemy-aided speciila- '• tion that he is-being pressured ( to step down. He reaffirmed.his opposition to- a communist takeover of South Vietnam,'denounced enemy proposals for a three-segment coalition government, demanded that North Vietnamese forces go ' home,; and declared no one can. sign a cease-fire agreement'' •' without Saigon's consent. Thieu's public stand underlined the difficulties for -.. presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger,; shuttling^; from sessions in Paris to those in Saigon in quest of a deal acceptable to all. It also pointed to "the possibility t .of at least a military standdown while major political issues remain up for negotiation. A cease-fire, Thieu said, "may take place; before the U.S. presidential election" Nov. 7 or just a few months thereafter., ."The final. decision must be reached when we and the communists decide to sit down together." The White House; version Tuesday, following Kissinger's return from Saigon ^. was that there has "been : some progress" toward a negotiated Vietnam peace. Officials privately counseled against expecting a war-ending agreement by election day or shortly thereafter. It is recalled here, "too, that Kissinger thought he .was making progress .in his secret sessions with Hanoi's Le Due Tho last year. The negotiations broke down with an angry public exchange last January. With Thieu setting forth his terms in explicit fashion t officials expect Kissinger will commute to Paris and iperhaps to Saigon yet again. Presumably he sought to persuade Thieu to take an agreed position and next- will try to convince the .North Vietnamese to go along. 'Nixon's publicized peace plan allows for an Indochina cease- fire, return .of prisoners and U.S. withdrawal as a first step, .with a. political solution to bq left to-Uhe South Vietnamese "freei , from outside interference." The key issue right along has been political—who will rule Sputh-! Vietnam. If Nixon could win agreement on military settlement terms, the United States would be out of the war - when the shooting stopped. North Vietnam's premier sounded the ' progress-iri-nego* tiations theme' - in a "Newsweek interview published Sunday, saying the secret talks are making a "positive evolution" toward a cease-fire and South Vietnamese political negotia- , •.lions.- ".J V Premier Pham Van Dong was vague, however, on just' what political conditions Hanoi • is holding'out as 1 a price for a cease-fire. At one point, he said: "Our. iron will is being applied to bring about a three- sided coalition which will lead to national reconciliation and independence." Thieu was equally firm in denouncing what he termed a deceitful enemy proposal aimed at giving control of South Vietnam to the communists. "I hold the three-segment formula to be absurd and baseless," he said. "How can we accept such a disguised coalition government after fighting for decades?" iN LAMAR SINCE JAN. 7 Traffic Injuries . ..... 86 103&D .YEAR, <NO. 102 'PARIS, TEXAS (75460), WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, 1972 32 Pages in 2 Sections Talks Cut Air Action SAIGON (AP) — The United States reduced its fighter-bomber strikes against North Vietnam again Tuesday and confined them to the southern panhandle below the 20th parallel in a sort of a partial bombing halt aimed at improving the atmosphere for peace negotiations, informed sources said today. The Air Force's big B52 bombers- resumed attacks on supply caches in the panhandle after a'- 24-hour .diversion to targets in South ' Vietnam. But the U.S. Command said the smaller fighter-bombers flew only about 100 strikes, all below the 20th parallel, which is 75 miles south of Hanoi. The curtailment of the ,-a'lr war began Sunday, when the total of fighter-bomber strikes dropped from an average of 250-300 to about.140,. and about 120 were flown on Monday. Although the northeast monsoons always reduce the air attack on the North at this time of year, informed sources say CAMPAIGN TRAIL Shriver Raps Turncoat Dems ' ' CHILDRESS, r Tex. (AP) _— Criticizing "turncoat" Democrats and "superpatriots who have never been near a bullet in ;, their lives," Sargent Shriver is \ pushing hard to keep Texas :'. Democratic. .-,. • < Campaigning from Chicago • and Kansas £ity and into Texas | with his >>vjfe^'"Eunice, the [ Democratic v ;yice ^presidential v candidate gave a series "of polit- l ical pep-talks, defended.his run- v ning majte^s -positions^ con ;" demned ::\yMt-^he> Called Re» publican^smears and lies" and : : said Richaril^Nixpn.is" close; to turning the" executive mansion into "the black house." ~ -In Chicago,':•> Shriver paraded \ through the Loop with Mayor. Richard J. Daley, who exhorted ; his precinct captains: to work ] hard for the national ticket in \ what he called "a most unusual • year, a most unusual election:" : In the Texas Panhandle town • of Childress, which hadn't seen a national candidate since Franklin Roosevelt campaigned ] there in 1932, a-crowd- stood \ and roared its approval when - : the candidate^ wife reminded 1 *hem her brother; President THE WEATHER OUTLOOK — Northeast Texas: Considerable cloudiness and mild Friday with a chance of showers over central, and " eastern portions. Partly cloudy ; and a little warmer' Saturday. I' Fair and a little cooler Sunday. i High in the 70s Friday. High '•' Saturday if low 70s to low 80s. High Sunday upper 60s to mid ; 70s. Low mid 40s to mid 50s : Friday and Sunday. Low 1 Saturday 'I upper 40s to upper 50s. ; NORTHEAST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy occasi o nal rain and slowly rising tem- i peratures;through Thursday. i Low tonight 47 to 54. High t Thursday^ to 73. OKLAHOMA: Variable ' cloudiness and a little warmer through Thursday. Occasional r light rain west tonight and : mainly south Thursday. Low ? tonight in 40s. ffigh Thursday iin 60s. I 1 LOCALv— U,S. Weather Bureau information for the 24-hour i period ending at 8 a.m. Wednes- i day, courtesy of Observer W. J. Thomas. High temperature Tuesday 56, \ lo\v and' overnight low 39. Temperature at, 8 a,m. Wed- nesday 3$. Temperature range ^ on this date last year 75-55. ' Record high for this date 89 !in 1939, record low 33 in 1938. No rainfaH. Rainfall to date this •« year 22.52 .inches. Rainfall to '* this date last year 45,09 inches,, John F. Kennedy, .carried Texas in 1960. "We want Eunice," they chanted after Shriver had spoken. And for the first time in the, campaign Mrs. Shriver added her words to those of her husband on the same platform. "I can recall asking my brother in 1962 how he'd like to be remembered in history," she said, and quoted President Kennedy: " Td really like to be remembered as a good man.* " "And I think ;he really was," she said, and the cheering crowd drowned'out her words. In Washington Democratic presidential nominee George McGqvern'said today the reported involvement of White House aide H. R. Haldeman in Republican political sabotage and espionage —places : the whole ugly mess. 1 ;, .right squarely in the lap of Richard Nixon." McGovern told a breakfast of labor supporters in Milwaukee that the report,,- published by the Washington. Post, should be alarming to aU Americans. '"...That issue alone is enough to retire Mr. Nixon and Mr. Agnew from the White House," he said. McGovern, quoting the Post; said the accounts "of political espionage, of political sabotage, of corruption of all kinds of our political process, now traces right back to H. R- Haldeman in the White House." orders from President Nixon have curtailed it even more. It is believed that Nixon does not want 'to acknowledge the curtailment publicly because that would tend to inhibit his freedom to resume heavy strikes on the Hanoi-Haiphong area should the current peace negotiations collapse. Meanwhile, the second fatal accident aboard a U.S. navy ship off the coast of Vietnam in less than a month killed, four Americans Tuesday night, in- HanrahanWins Black Panther Case Acquittal CHICAGO •— State's Atty. Edward V. Hanrahan was .acquit-;' ted today of charges stemming" from .the 1969 slaying > of twjp Black Panther party members? Judge Philip J. Romiti of Circuit Court, who heard the trial without a jury, freed Hanrahan and 13 codefendants upon the defense motion for a directed verdict of acquittal. They were charged with conspiracy to obstruct 'justice in the aftermath of police raid in which the Panthers were slain. : Fred .Hampton, 20, deputy chairman of - the 1 Illinois Panther party, and Mark Clark, a Panther leader from Peoria, were/killed in-the raid conducted by a racially mixed detail of 14 policemen assigned to Hanrahan's office. • Hanrahan is a protege of Mayor Richard J. Daley but was dumped by the Democratic party in his bid for renomina- tion in the March 21 primary. Despite his lack of party backing, Hanrahan sought the renomination on his own and defeated a substitute, regular organization candidate as well as an independent Democrat. He faces Republican Bernard C. Crey in the Nov. 7 general election'and. if he wins'would be considered a powerhouse in the Cook County party structure. jured 22 and wrecked nine jet fighter-bombers worth $30 million. Another sailor was reported missing, presumably overboard. On the South Vietnamese battlefields, Communist forces rained jscores of rockets into the Da-Nang air base, an adjoining village, a provincial •capital 15 miles south of Da Nang 'and a district town 40 miles northwest of Saigon. \n American civilian and 26 South Vietnamese were killed, and two Americans and 109 Vietna- mese were wounded. The naval accident occurred aboard the carrier Midway. The landing gear of an A6 Intruder collapsed as.it returned from a mission, and the jet ran wild, plowing into parked planes and crewmen on the bow of the ship and starting a small fire. The other recent naval accident occurred on Oct. 1 aboard the cruiser Newport News. An explosion ripped through a gun turret as it was firing, killing 20 crewmen and injuring 37. Uni At $32,412 The first report meeting for all. 10 divisions of the United Fund of Lamar County campaign turned up a total of ?32..412 this morning in the Reddy Room at Texas Power & Light Co. •This amounts to 29.4 per cent of the §110,000 campaign goal. Summary of Wednesday's reports, by divisions, follows: Pattern Gifts. Walter Bassano and Jesse Guest, $17,992 for 60 per cent of quota; Mail-Contact, Leland Smith, chairman, $3,645 007. 90 so 70 60 50 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEET Bids on New Sewer Plant Will Be Opened Thursday Paris City Councilmen will meet in special session Thursday." night at 7 pjn. in C i ty Hall to opeii J>ids. for a >new sewer treatment plant approved by voters last November. Cost, of-the plant has been estimated at $1,250,000. Government grants will provide $700,000, while Paris will add the balance with a $550,000 bond •issue passed in the November election. Bids for the bonds will be opened Oct. 31. Acting City Manager Harold Greene said officials are confident bids will be within the projected amount He said if, however, bids exceed allocated funds, the city would consider making adjustments in • plans and specifications, drawing money from operating funds if the difference was minor or seeking further aid from the Environmental Protection Agency if the cost far surpassed „ estimates. , - Paris City Councilmen called for plans on a new plant after the Texas Water Quality Board warned the city could be fined $1,000 per day if the present decaying operation was. not , renovated The proposed new plant, designed by Hayter Engineering of Paris, will have several advantages over other types. It will be most economical in operation and maintenance, it can receive-a -greater- organic loading, absorb shock loadings and peak flows, will reduce more nitrates and possibly phosphates, will provide 95 to 98 per cent of B.O.D.—a measure of solids in the liquid. The new facility will ^serve an equivalent population capacity of 60,000. Design includes meetings needs" of the central Paris area through 1994. The system also would integrate into a proposed regional sewage system now being studied. . . Final effluent discharge. froiji the new plant into Hicks Creek and Pine Creek would be so pure, engineers say, it would actually improve the quality o! water in these streams. In fact, , it would be Bure enough pass -the standards required for reuse by many industrial processes, agricultural use and recreational needs, according to officials. In other business Thursday night, the council will: —Receive bids for removal of an outbuilding at the new Paris Police Department headquarters off Bonham Street —Consider a resolution approving purchase of fire control equipment at Paris Municipal Airport and authorize application for a grant under the Federal-Aid Airport Program. ' — Consider a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute an "operations manual" for Paris Municipal *. Airport. . for 66 per cent' of quota; Em- ploye Gifts, Lee Kline, chairman, §6,863 for 14 per cent of quota; Government Employes, Harold Greene,- Judge: , li Crutchfield, Bob '-. Thornburrow, Marshall Nichols, Mark Hodges, §130 for 3.4 per cent of quota; Advance Gifts, Ted Mapes, chairman, §1,280 s for 32.6 per cent" of quota; Schools, Dee Cunningham, Charles Sparks, Dr. Ross AIsup, |1 ? 683 for 28 per cent of quota; Professional Gifts, Mrs. Joe Rex, chairman, no report; Womens v Division, .Mrs. Don Haslam, chairman, $167 for 12 per cent of quota; Small Businesses, Gary Nash, chairman, $649 for 23 per cent of quota; County Communities, Dorcy Mackey, Cecil Everett, Arthur Skeen, no report; County Schools, Edgar Stone, chairman, included in the above. Commenting on this initial report, John Whistler, campaign chairman, said: "This is about what we had at this time last • year and we are not the least concerned with the 'score' this early in the campaign. Today's total figure, representing 29.4 . per cent of our goal, simply means that there is still 70.6 per cent out there for the asking." . .. UNITED FUND President Al Cathcart reminded workers that "this is the most important campaign of the year, because so many people are involved and effected. There's hardly a person in Lamar County whose life is not effected,'directly or indirectly, by one or more of these eleven youth and welfare services during the year." Lee Kline, Employe Gifts Division chairman, pointed out , that UF really does not expect many reports this early from firms in his division because of the time needed to conduct solicitations among employes in See UNITED Page 15 Col. 4 CITY:JAILV WOMEN'S SECTION — The interior of '. the confinement area for women at the new Paris Police headquarters under construction ' at the former doctors' clinic on Bonham may appear unattractive in this recent photo. But- 1 the final walkirig and seating area shown above -will be finished in tile, making the area washable and easily sanitized. The tile seats will have to remain hard as they are, however, for sanitization and safety purposes. The entire jail area will hold 20 persons, twice the number now capable of being held in the city jail. (Paris News Staff Photo). - At Paris High The 17th Annual Paris High School Homecoming will be held Friday. The.theme of this year's activities will'be patriotic, in keeping with the spirit of this election year, ."Spirit of '72 — Red, White and Blue". The classes t tO' be ; given special recognition during the 1072 festivities are the, anniversary Classes of 1952 and 1962. Registration for ex-students will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through 2 p.m. Registration tables will be set up in the main corridor of the school building and in the gymnasium. The staff of the Homemaking Department will host a coffee for the ex-students during registration. Student Council President Doug Dowler will preside during the special homecoming assembly in the gym at 2:30. The three homecoming queen nominees, the Misses Teretha Arnold. Susan Pinckard and Debbie Smallwood, will be presented to the students, faculty and ex-students during the assembly. T h e annual homecoming parade will leave from the school at 3:15 p.m. Floats this, year will depict "commercial" themes, sponsoring organizations decorating their entries in this year's colors of red, white and blue. The Blue ' Blazes Band, Blazettes and the queen nomir.ees will also be featured in the downtown parade. The Paris Wildcats-Richardson Eagles football game will kick off in Noyes Stadium at 8 p.m. The 1972 Homecoming Queen will be crowned by Miss Gwen Ann Hobbs, last year's winner, during the half-time activities. A reception in the higft school gym following the game will honor the new queen and her court BARGE E XW.ODB CARTERET :i ; N.J.; (AP) ]•—. . A>34S-foot barge exploded, in .flames . today as' it was being loaded . with:- '. gasoline - in : 'a • narrow waterway between- New -Jersey. "and-- Staten Island, N.Y. ' ' ' .' . ' .'• Authorities -said one- man was reported missing in the blast and . two others were. hospitalized with injuries. ; The fire quickly spread to - a building, a pier and a fuel tank within -the large industrial complex. The barge, the Ocean ;Lady, \yas anchored in : the Arthur Kill taking on gasoline at the :\ Corporation Terminal ^ This explosion, the cause of which was not immediately known, occurred shortly before dawn. GIRL FOUND KNIFED PASADENA, Tex. (AP) — A.girl found stabbed, slashed arid almost beheaded in an. industrial area here has been • identified as Mildred Jo Ann Knighten, 15^ a junior high, school pupil, police said. : ; Her body, clad only in a brown corduroy shirt, was found Monday morning. Relatives identified it Tuesday. . - • .' • Police Chief Ellis Means said - the body, bore 61 stab wounds Un. the back'and nine, about the face plus slashes on the legs, and the throat was slashed repeatedly. ' She was last seen alive Friday night when she left the Pasadena;home of tier ^parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Knighten, saying she was going to visit a sister who lives in LaPorte; She left in the car of an unidentified ;friend v Means said. * Police have been unable to interview the- parents, who were reported too distraught. ' Means said the body probably was left at the site early Sunday. American Nobel Winner NEWSMAN*RELEASED STOCKHOLM (AP) - An American and a Briton won the Nobel Prize in economics today for fundamental theories that have helped businessmen judge financial risks and; aided governmental efforts to create economic stability and welfare pol^ icies. ;" The awarding of the;$98,100 prize by the Swedish Academy* of Science completed this years distribution of Nobel Prizes which saw an American- British sweep in the scientific fields. The two men who won the economics prize win share the prize money. Prof. Kenneth Arrow, a 50- year-old. Harvard - economist who explored; applications of the economic theories of the 68- year-old co-winner, Prof. John R. Hicks of Oxford, .became the eighth American NobeL winner this year. Six shared the physics and chemistry prizes in one day and earlier an American and a Briton shared the medicine > prize. Heinrich Boll of West Germany won the literature accolade. The prize in economic science was instituted four years ago and Americans have been honored the past three, years. The prize was set up by the.Swedish National Bank which celebrated its 300th anniversary as the ... world's oldest in 1968,. . . NEWARK (AP) — Newsman Peter Bridge, .imprisoned because he balked at ^grand jury questions about r an" article he wrote, has walked out of jail after spending 21 days .behind bars.. "It feels very good to be out, but I'd do it again "if I had to,'! Bridge'said as he left the, Essex County Jail,Tuesday. . - "They didn't yield and I didn't yield.' They won in court, I won'in the-end; We weta in the end. They don't seeni to believe in freedom cf the press," he said of the county prosecutor's office; ' : ; . The 36-year-old Bridge, released unconditionally; by Superior J Court Judge James R. Giuliano,- wits the first newsman jailed since the Supreme Court ruled journalists may not withhold.information from grand, juries.

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