Daily Tribune-Examiner (Dillon, Mont.) 1971-1973, December 13, 1971, Image 1

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t T '* ijt* ' 1 \ 1 <£ -Í • H * r . '« - S ' Ï n> ^ ^#A v s |i% « rti^S b y !s ^ C 0 U P - - - 4 - 1 7-72 #2- «%¡í^'^ífe^ The voice of Southwestern Montana since 1881 Voi. 87, No. 237 K 4 & M t\* J P V * >l‘ Dillon, Montana Monday, December 13, 1971 •>*- V M s O i ^ ^ y W i , Claims Supervisors Permitted Violations PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A former safety inspector on the Lake Huron water tunnel, where 22 men died in a violent explosion Saturday, charged today that his superiors had permitted safety violations so they could stay on schedule in construction of the huge facility. The charges were leveled by Roger Roubaud, 30, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., in a copyright interview with the Detroit News. It was not immediately known why Roubaud left the project. Roubaud said debris sometimes clogged the tunnel, causing shorts in electrical wiring. “I wrote a memo to our project engineer at the lime telling him the firm just would not take proper precautions,\ Roubaud said. \But my boss told me not to press it because we were in a big rush to get the job finished on time.” There was no immediate com­ ment from those in charge of the project which is to supply water to metropolitan Detroit and some other communities. Roubaud’s charges were leveled almost at the hour that teams of Sheridan Youth Gets Deferment AND YOU HAVE BEEN A GOOD BOY?—seems to be the question of the moment as Santa Claus listened carefully to this small visitor Saturday. Santa made the rounds of the Dillon down-town streets on the Volunteer Fire Department engine then stopped to give all his followers pop-corn balls and listen to as many as possible. He then visited Barrett Hospital and Parkview Acres Nursing Home before heading north and back to work for the final Christmas check-out. Indian Troops Near Dacca Indian troops were reported within 15 miles of the East Pakistani capital of Dacca Sunday night and advancing from three directions. Senior Pakistani officers in Dacca predicted the assault on the city would begin by Tuesday they said their defenses were disorganized and crumbling. But Pakistan’s military chief in the East, Lt. Gen. A. A. K. Niazi, was said to be determined not to surrender. A battalion of Indian para­ troopers was dropped somewhere north of Dacca on Saturday night. An Indian military spokesman said they advanced on the city Sunday night after beating off a coun­ terattack during which they killed 23 Pakistani soldiers and took 12 prisoners. The spokesman was unable to say whether the paratroopers had linked up with another Indian column advancing from the Meghna River to the northeast. These troops were reported to have taken Narsingdi, 25 miles from the capital, and to be “now advancing fast towards Dacca.” The main drive on Dacca is from the southeast, and some reports placed it near Daudkandi, 20 miles away. East Pakistani guerrillas in Dacca and its suburbs were said to be awaiting the signal for a general uprising, but so far no fighting was reported in the city itself. All 16 Pakistani F86 Sabre jets in the East have been destroyed, and there is little artillery and less than a brigade of 3p,000 to defend the city. Elsewhere in East Pakistan, heavy fighting was reported around the army base at the southern river port of Khulna, about 125 miles southwest of Dacca; in the northern Dinajpur sector, and in the Hilli area in the northwest. Indian military spokesmen reported hundreds of Pakistanis were surrendering in the Comilla sector, about 50 miles east of Dacca, but Pakistan denied this. A map in India’s Eastern Fighter Turns Santa Claus GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jolly Jim Dean, an 825-pound wrestler turned Santa Claus, has converted his log cabin home into a toy factory. With the help of neighbors, “Man Mountain” Dean is repairing cast­ off toys for underprivileged children this Christmas. “There’s nothing I Can’t fix with (Mongers Get Special Thanks DILLON—Warren and Elizabeth Monger received a tribute in the form of a standing ovation by some 100 Jaycees and former Jaycees at the local club’s 20th anniversary party Saturday night. Dr. Monger was one of the founders of the local organization and was its key man for many years. Mrs. Monger headed the Jayceens, and became State Jayceen president. The Club’s anniversary party was a fun filled evening as Master of Ceremonies, Ted Hazelbaker directed a series of speakers in a review of the club’s past 20 years. Sears Reminds nail polish, glue or a little paint,” Dean declared. His Christmas project also in­ cludes tours of hospitals, juvenile homes and other institutions as Santa Claus. It takes 15 yards of flannel to make his red suit and he cinches his 128-inch waist with an elephant’s harness. Fifteen years ago Dean packed in 150,000 sports fans a night to show off his famed airplane spin and made up to $20,000 a per­ formance as a professional wrestler. Now he lives in an unpretentious log cabin that was once a buffalo ranch and spends his time repairing toys. “Broken dolls, games, you name it, it’s here,” said the 52-year-old Dean. ‘‘Toys in the kitchen, bedroom, living room.” When he dons the familiar red and white outfit to make holiday ap­ pearances, kids just know it’s Kris Kringle. “They say I’ve got to be the real Santa. They even lift my coat to see if it’s all me,” he said in a booming voice. “Four other Santas could fit into one suit for me,” he added. The most unusual Christmas request Dean has received was for a wheel chair for a child’s brother. “We got it. We begged and pleaded with merchants. And we got it,” Dean said. military headquarters in Calcutta indicated about two thirds of East Pakistan is in Indian hands. As the Indians drew close to Dacca, three British planes on Sunday evacuated more than 400 foreigners from the city in a tense four-hour airlift. They were flown to Calcutta, and among them were about 125 Americans. Some of the refugees arriving in Calcutta said some foreigners who wanted to leave were left behind for lack of space. They reported that one man clung to the door of the last plane and fell to the ground as the plane taxied slowly along the runway. Newsmen said among those who stayed in the city were 17 American officials, a few U.N. and Red Cross workers and missionaries and about 50 newsmen, a third of them American. Indian planes resumed bombing the airport 15 minutes after a six- hour cease-fire for the evacuation. VIRGINIA CITY - A Sheridan youth charged with grand larceny was given a three-year deferment of sentence by Dist. Court Judge Frank E. Blair in court proceedings last week. Keeps Provision On News Media WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate- House conferees on the bill ex­ tending President Nixon’s wage and price control powers today threw out a provision exempting press and broadcasting media from the controls. Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., author of the provision adopted on the Senate floor 50 to 36, reported this to newsmen while the con­ ference still was in progress. Cranston said a Treasury representative told the conference the administration did not plan to enforce the controls against the communications media. The senator quoted James Smith, a Treasury aide for con­ gressional relations, as saying it was impossible to measure productivity in these industries and that it would be too com­ plicated to try to enforce the controls. The Cranston amendment covered newspapers, wire ser­ vices, radio and television broadcasters, magazine and book publishers. Task Force To Malacca Strait SAIGON (AP) — The nuclear- powered aircraft carrier En­ terprise and a task force of several destroyers and amphibious ships was ordered Friday to sail to the Malacca Strait off Singapore in case it was needed to rescue U.S. citizens in the East Pakistani capital of Dacca, Navy officers aboard 7th Fleet ship in the Gulf of Tonkin said today. Dan S. Birdsill, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge, which stemmed from the Dec. 2 theft of a cement mixer motor belonging to Joe Tezak of Sheridan. Birdsill is on probation for three years. Two assault cases were also brought before the court Friday. Abram Milton Candelaria, 22, of Fresno, Calif., pleaded not guilty to charges of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. He is accused of drawing a weapon during an argument in an Ennis bar Oct. 13. Candelaria is free on $500 bond. His trial was for January. Ray Main, 25, of Billings will be arraigned Wednesday on a second degree assault charge, after being bound over to district court by Ennis Justice of the Peace L. A. Chamberlain. Main allegedly drew a revolver and threatened Richard Davison and Robert Bon of Bozeman during an argument near Norris. He was arrested Nov. 22 by Madison County deputies. Main is free on $250 bond. Handguns In Gallatin River BOZEMAN (AP) — A joint city- county investigation is under in Gallatin County to try to locate the person or persons who dumped a number of handguns in the Gallatin River. Gallatin County Sheriff L, D. W. Anderson said the guns were found in the river near Gallatin Gateway. He said his office received a report from a Gallatin Gateway resident that a number of firearms were lying in the water along the river's edge at the outskirts of town. He said there were eight pistols of various makes, models and calibers. His office is attempting to de­ termine the owners of the hand­ guns. federal and state investigators were slated to enter the six-mile- long tunnel shaft to see if there were any additional bodies and to seek clues as to the cause of the explosion that tossed men and machinery about in the tunnel. Gerald Remus, general manager of the Detroit Metropolitan Water Services—DMWS— said it was impossible to tell how much damage had been done to the $120- million project which had been expected to supply water to Detroit by July. Authorities said their first concern was to probe some of the tangled wreckage to see if any more workmen had been pinned under the debris. Roubaud, who worked on the project for about a year before he left May 21, said, “the whole project was just full of negligence. I am just amazed that the horrible working conditions did not cause something like this a long time ago.” Remus was at the tunnel area today to direct the search for possible additional bodies. Girl's Body Found Near Swan Lake SWAN LAKE (AP) - The frozen body of a 17-year-old girl was found Sunday on the west side of Swan Lake in western Montana, the Lake County .sheriff’s offic&said today. Bill Phillips, Lake county sheriff, said the young girl would not be identified until later in the day. Phillips said the girl had ap­ parently fallen through the ice while trying to rescue the family dog. He said she crawled out of the water but collapsed on the beach. The dog was also found dead. Phillips said his staff would go back into the cabin area today to complete the investigation. He said the cabin is reachable only by boat. Mountain Bell Pays First Half Mountain Bell paid the first half of its 1971 ad valorem tax to Beaverhead County with a check for $23,730. W. L, Albertson, Mountain Bell manager said 1971 ad valorem taxes are being paid in two in­ stallments with the second payment on May 1, 1972. Throughout the state Albertson said, the company has remitted checks totaling $2,224,037 for the first payment. The total ad valorem taxes for the firm in Montana will be $4,444,294 for 1971. Service Considering Halt Of Mine Search SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — A proposal to virtually lock up the mysterious Superstition Mountains—and at the same time halt searching for the Lost Dutchman gold, mine—is being considered today by the U.S. Forest Service. Among other things, the Forest Service proposal would bar campers and prospectors from living in the area and would limit access into the western portion of the Superstitions where legend says the mine probably is located. Persons looking for the famed mine have disappeared in the mountains since the mine was “lost” before the turn of the cen­ tury. In recent years hikers and prospectors say they've been shot at.: ■■■: Spiritual groups at times have claimed there is a base for flying saucers in the mountains, a lost Indian tribe and ghosts. Forest Service officials con­ ducted a public hearing Saturday to seek citizen advice on the proposed management plan. They didn’t \get much help from prospectors and mine hunters. However, the proposal gained approval from hikers, horseback riders and wildlife enthusiasts. Harry Van Suitt, apparently the leading holder of mining claims in the area, said he holds 16,000 acres of claims and that persons should not have the right to cross his claims without permits. The forest service did not say when it would make a decision on the matter. DILLON POLICE OFFICERS—are in training under the guidance of Beaverhead County Deputy Sheriff Roland LeClare, left. This “dry firing practice” is part of a three-month Intensive training course for police force applicants and the reservists of the local law enforcement offices. These men have beeniattending twice-weekly seminars on the ì* .1. many facets of their profession as well as spending hours on the pistol1 ' range at City Hall to gain proficiency, The men supply their own pistol .. ammunition for the practice. Shown here With « the instructor are , j,« Don Burwell and James Reichle. (Photo by Sue Terrill) : *

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