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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Monday, April 17, 1972
Vol.80, No. 154
Founded February 23, 1893
SAIGON - UPI - Waves of U.S.
varplanes, flying through heavy
mti-aircraft fire that knocked down two
iircraft, bombed the North Vietnamese
:apital of Hanoi and the port city of
laiphong Sunday for the first time in four
The U.S. command said the pilots
a used heavy damage to oil storage
aciJities outside the cities - the two
argest in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. and around the
vorld, critics attacked the new
levelopments in Vietnam.
The North Vietnamese delegation to
he Paris peace talks called the attacks near
he two cities "foolhardy acts" and said it
ould lead to "even greater defeats" for the
North Vietnam said for the first time
that it was about ready to give up on the
Paris peace talks.
The raids were the first that far north
From United fress International
HOUSTON - America's Apollo 16
astronauts ignored pesky mechanical
problems Sunday and thundered away to
attempt man's first exploration of the
volcanic, crater-pocked highlands of the
moon, once regarded as inaccessible.
Belching white flames and smoke, an
ever-reliable Saturn V rocket heaved
astronauts John W. Young, Thomas K.
Mattingly II and Charles M. Duke, Jr., off
their Cape Kennedy launching pad with
7.7 million pounds of thrust precisely on
scheduleat 12:54 p.m. EST.
Twelve minutes later, they were looping
the earth in orbit, and less than three hours
later, they were racing toward the moon at
nearly 25,000 miles per hour on the
next-to-last scheduled U.S. manned lunar
A nationwide television audience saw
the Apollo 16 crew complete their final
crucial task of the first leg of their 12-day
flight, docking the command ship Casper
with the four-legged lunar lander Orion.
"It looks like a real smooth join-up,"
reported ground communicator Gordon
Fullerton shortly after 4 p.m. EST.
"This is the most spectacular view you
can possibly imagine, the most spectacular
view I've ever seen," said Duke, a space
rookie like Mattingly. Even Young, making
his fourth journey into space, was
impressed with the view below.
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since March, 1968, and the first ever that
far over Communist territory for the B52s,
which carry 30 tons of bombs each.
Haiphong, North Vietnam's second
largest city with a population of about
500,000, has not been bombed since
March 30, 1968. Hanoi has not been
attacked since March 1 1 , 1968.
Congressional critics of Administration
Vietnam policy will try this week to pull all
House Democrats formally behind tough
legislation calling for a total U.S. military
withdrawal from Indochina.
The bill, pending in both the House and
Senate, would cut off all funds for U.S.
military operations in Vietnam, Cambodia,
Laos and Thailand 30 days after
enactment, contingent only upon return of
U.S. prisoners of war.
Decrying the bombing deep into North
Vietnam as "dangerous and reckless," Sen.
Edmund S. Muskie said Sunday he will
offer a Senate resolution demanding an
Four hours after liftoff, the spacecraft
pulled away from the spent Saturn V
rocket and Young announced that "Casper
is out of his bag." Mattingly gave the
command ship the name of the "friendly
ghost," of cartoon fame.
Duke reported seeing "a lot of white
particles," possibly bits of plastic
insulating material, spewing from the
vicinity of one of Orion's fuel tanks.
Neither he nor ground controllers had an
President Nixon watched the launch on
television in his Executive Office Building
hideaway adjacent to the White House
where he was conferring with advisors
about the latest escalation in U.S. bombing
of North Vietnam.
The mission to the mountainous
Decartes region of the moon, three days
and 250,000 miles away, began with two
troublesome technical difficulties that
flight engineers .apparently failed to
One was an abnormal instrument
reading from a backup gyroscope that
guides the 36-story Apollo rocket in its
first few crucial minutes of flight.
The other, discovered shortly after the
astronauts began a "parking" orbit around
earth, was excessive helium pressure in a
section of the steering controls of the
third-stage Saturn V rocket they fired
successfully for 5 minutes and 43 seconds
to escape earth's gravitational pull.
front of Carr International Dormitory, the
(Staff Photo by Tad Stewart)
immediate halt to all U.S. air strikes on the
More than a year ago Democratic doves
lost by one vote in a similar undertaking.
That resolution, however, set a Dec. 31,
1971 , deadline pullout goal.
Antiwar groups and at least two of
Muskie's opponents for the Democratic
presidential nomination joined the Maine
senator in criticizing the administration
decision to hit the Hanoi and Haiphong
Senate Democratic leader Mike
Maasfield, en route to Peking with Senate
GOP leader Hugh Scott, predicted that
"the war will be lengthened" as a result of
the air raids. "I'm still discouraged and
disheartened," the Montana senator told a
Honolulu news conference. Scott did not
talk to reporters. But Sen. Robert Dole of
Kansas, the Republican national chairman,
defended the action and sharply criticized
Muskie and Sens. Hubert H. Humphrey of
Minnesota and George S. McGovern of
South Dakota for their antiwar statements.
The State Department also remained
silent, but officials said Secretary of State
William P. Rogers might offer some new
details during an appearance Monday
morning before the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee. Rogers was called to
testify on a military assistance bill, but
Committee Chairman J.W. Fulbright
(D-Arkansas), and other members were
virtually certain to question the secretary
at length about the military escalation in
Muskie said in Washington that the
bombings were "a dangerous and reckless
thing to do . . . What we're faced with now
is ... a wider war and risk of strangulation
by Russia and Communist China."
Muskie discussed the development in an
interview on ABC TV's Issues and
"I intend," Muskie said, "to introduce
in the Senate tomorrow a resolution that
all American military activity against the
territory of North Vietnam be terminated
at once and resumption of the Paris
negotiations. It would commit us to get a
response to get POW's back and to
withdraw in safety."
The Soviet government protested
directly to Ambassador Jacob D. Beam
Sunday night about the bombing of North
Vietnam and specifically Haiphong harbor,
U.S. Embassy officials said.
The U.S. Embassy spokesman declined
comment when asked whether the Soviets
linked their protest to the scheduled visit
of President Nixon to Moscow in May.
Police car involved
A stolen motorcycle helmet started a
chain of events which resulted in the injury
of two motorcyclists in a collision with a
Chapel Hill police car Thursday according
to the Chapel Hill Police Department.
Though an investigation of the accident
is planned, the following report was given
by the Chapel Hill Police Department.
The first event was the report by a UNC
student of a stolen motorcycle helmet. The
student told police the helmet was taken
by a group of 1 2 to 1 5 motorcyclists at the
corner of North Columbia and Rosemary
Streets. They were headed toward Durham
on Franklin Street.
Going by the Eastgate Shopping Center,
the motorcyclists passed three police cars.
They were going over the speed limit and
thf lead motorcyclist had the stolen
'Schools must change
tanf ord ramming for House
by Lynn Lloyd
Trish Stanford, a guidance counselor at
Chapel Hill Senior High School and
candidate from the 17th District for the
N.C. House of Representatives, told the
DTH last week public education is an
important issue in the state government
"which we can't give up on."
"We need to change the schools to meet
the needs of the students," she said. "Right
now, they are a horrible mess. I'm
interested in vocational education for the
85 percent of high school students who
don't go on to college."
Presently serving the remaining months
of her late husband's term in the 1969
General Assembly, she said she made the
decision to run because "now is the time,
especially since the incumbent, Carl Smith,
"I've also been involved in state
Katherj'n Kilpatrick and David Davenport took advantage of
the recent sunshine in a rather unusual place the bottom of the
UNC parking shortage
by Lynn Lloyd
On just about any weekday morning
from 7:30 to 1 1, youll find about 1 1,000
UNC students, faculty and staff clamoring
for a little more than 7,000 parking spaces.
And if the people with T-stickers are
included, the total comes to 14,000. With
some easy subtracting, there is obviously a
shortage of over 4,000 parking spaces.
For students to get to campus, they
have to drive, walk, thumb or ride a bike.
The only operating bus system is on South
Campus. Those who live far from campus
are forced to drive.
"The parking conditions are critical,"
said Lee Corum, UNC student and member
of the Advisory Committee to the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro UNC Transportation
Commission. "If ve build more parking
lots, we are only encouraging that many
more to drive.
"The transportation Commission
ininred in crash
As police tried to overtake them, they
sped up. Chapel Hill policeman Van Davis
tried to overtake the lead motorcyclist in
order to stop them. As he tried to pass the
other motorcyclists, one cut in front of
him in the left lane. Davis cut left into the
grass median but still hit the motorcycle
with his right headlight. The motorcyclist
was brushed against another, who was also
A girl riding on the second motorcycle
was not injured. One of the motorcycles
burst into flames.
One of the motorcyclists broke his hand
while the other severed his leg below the
knee. Davis stopped in the grass, ran back
to the motorcyclist and applied a
tourniquet to stop the bleeding.
government and am especially interested in
some of my husband's ideas. He supported
things like the 1 8-year-old vote and more
state aid for public and higher education."
In North Carolina, the state bases its
appropriations to public schools on the
number of children in the schools.
Stanford said that in the rich counties,
teachers are paid more and the quality of
the schools are better. "The high property
taxes required to run the public school
systems are out of sight and need some
relief," she said.
"It is not right that the financial
support for a child's education depend on
the accident of his birth, whetheT in rich
counties or poor."
Public kindergartens in all counties is
another interest of hers. "Educators have
decided kindergarten is essential, so the
state needs to provide it just the same as
the 12th grade."
Because of her work as a guidance
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hoping to offer an alternative
transportation mode to alleviate these
Corum said those with T-stickers can
park downtown and use the bus, "but this
only creates problems for the town
because shoppers have nowhere to park. If
we continue to depend on the car as a
major mode of transportation to the
campus, we will have continual traffic
Bailey Cobbs, a UNC senior and
member of the commission, said building a
parking deck on campus would cost
$2,500 for each space. "And that is a
conservative estimate. We need to decide if
we really want to pay this much."
Corum said a bus system operated by
the town would relieve most of the
congestion. "Public transportation offered
as a public utility to Chapel Hill, Carrboro
and UNC would have all kinds of
advantages with the government," he
continued. "There would be no taxes on
Davis was assisted by an unidentified
trained nurse, who came from the crowd of
onlookers at the scene to administer first
aid to both injured men.
Meanwhile the other motorcyclists had
stopped, turned around and come back to
the accident scene, where, Chief Blake
said, they "stood around and watched."
The two injured men were identified as
Delatha L. Self, 29, and Temonia B.
Thomas, 23. They were t2ken to North
Carolina Memorial Hospital, but
incomplete condition reports have not
indicated which of the two men had
suffered which injuries.
Willie Maurice Edaes, 26, of Durham,
was arrested for the theft of the
motorcycle helmet and failure to stop for
counselor, the UNC graduate is interested
in public health. She said she is impressed
with local mental health centers and would
like to see them enlarged to provide one for
each county. "Drugs are a serious
problem," she said. "If we can get to the
young people before their problems get
too serious, we can save a lot of beds in
Unsure of her view on "no-fault"
insurance, Stanford said something "must
be done about the high rates. Males under
25 are paying as much insurance as
"We need to finish our road system in
North Carolina," she said. "Mass transit, if
it could be used, would encourage many to
leave their cars behind. Certainly long
range planning is essential."
Stanford will be running against six
other Democratic candidates for two seats
in the 17th District, Orange and Chatham
counties, in the May 6 primary.
Navy Pool behind Woollen Gym. For the timebeing. it's a quiet
and dry sun-bathing spot. (Staff Photo by Johnny Lindahl)
the system, federal aid. and it could be
subsidized with city funds.
"People are accustomed to riding cars,
but the cost of owning and operating a car
on campus is too high. We need to offer a
substitute mode at a low cost to encourage
people to use it."
Cobbs said the commission is mainly
interested in students who live off campus,
and how they get here, "because they are
creating off-campus parking problems."
UNC is the main employer in the Chapel
Hill area. A recent study done by the
Advisory Council to the Commission
showed most car trips converging on the
campus. Corum said they will be looking at
the demands and needs of students when
three alternative plans for a bus system are
offered to the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen in August.
"When the buses ran for five weeks last
year, they weren't operating at full
capacity," he said. "If the fees are lowered,
or we offer passes, more will probably be
encouraged to ride.
"A bus transit system is a good
alternative to the parking and traffic
problems. But we must continue to
encourage people to use it," he continued.
"If people are selfish about what's
convenient to them, we will be stacking car
on top of car."
No one plan will solve all the traffic and
parking problems, especially for people
who might be traveling from Durham or
Raleigh, Corum said.
Anyone interested in serving on the
Advisory Committee next year should get
in touch with Richard Epps in Suite C of
the Student Union, or Lee Corum.
TODAY: Warm with chance of
showers or thundershowers; highs in
the 80 lows in the 60's; probability
of precipitation 20 percent.
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