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Tuesday, September 2, 1969
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Where to Find It: foe Comics Editorials TV, Itaclio l-S li 1.1 Weather Wilson Women mm, THE WEATHER-Gcncrally fair through Tuesday niht. Warmer today with a high near 79; low tonight about 57. Warmer Wednesday. Sunrise 6:41; sunset 7:47. The Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon Pes Moines, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, September 2, 19G9 22 Pages Two Sections Price 10 Cents in fo) La v J 7 D. M Tli ore's been some obstreperous honking up around Ridgeway in northeast Iowa's Winneshiek County recently as the flock of 96 geese being raised RIFT YET OVER REDWOOD PARK By Daryl Lembke i The Los Angeles Times ORICK, CALIF. - President Nixon and his predecessor, Lyndon Baines Johnson, came to a mountaintop near this northern California town of 885 people last week for a friendly little ceremony in the new Redwood National Park. The occasion was the dedication of the Ladybird Johnson Grove,, honoring the former first lady for her leadership in conservation. All was sweetness and harmony during the event, but controversy over the park is still far from over. Individuals with widely divergent opinions about what a redwood is good for stood listening attentively as the two presidents, Mrs. Johnson and Gov. Ronald Reagan delivered polite talks about the surrounding beauty. Area's Economy There were civil leaders and lumbermen present people who basically look at the redwoods as a resource to be used for the benefit of the area's economy and who fought a three-year battle in an attempt to block formation of the park by Congress. Mingling with them were the conservationists in the Sierra Club, most of them from outside the region and many of REDWOODS - Please turn to Page Seven Potomac Fever WASHNGTON, D.C. The Pentagon is cutting $3 billion from the miiltary budget. Things over there are so tight the Marines have to fight each other. Nixon's jootwork is so adroit it bajflcs 'the Democrats. You can sec why Fred Astaire has been hanging around San Clcmentc lately. Of course, integration problems are nothing new to the Marines the "boots" never did get along with the drill sergeants. Nixon warns of over-optimism about the Paris negotiations. He predicts a long and arduous peace. They've outlawed tiger hunting in Jaipur, India, because there are only 10 tigers left. What's the complaint? Lots of places don't have any. Defense officials say probably only half of China's intercontinental rockets would work. Great news maybe half of us will only be half dead. Jack Wifom . ScAoos Open Today-Drive Carefully9 Marciano's Body Flown Home By Nick The canvas-covered casket bearing the body of former heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano was loaded aboard a jetliner without ceremony or fanfare Monday for the long trip home to Brockton, Mass Few of the passengers knew of the casket's presence in the cargo compartment of the United Air Lines Boeing 727. Marciano, who had never been defeated in his illustrious professional ring career, was killed in the crash of a light plane in a farm field south of Newton shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday. Killed in the crash with Marciano were Francis Carmen (Frank) Farrell of Des Moines, 22, of 3600 Fleur drive, son of the Stories and pictures of Marciano's life, family and career are in Peach Sports Section. late Lew Farrell of Des Moines, and Glenn Eugene Belz, 37, of 5640 Beaver ave., a contractor with offices at 417 Maple st. The single-engine Cessna 172 the men were flying crashed in a wooded pasture on the Henry Eilander farm about one-half mile southwest of the Newton CRASH - Please turn to Page Three Rm. U. S. Pat Off. - IIIIIIIB ,... IS K.IU I 'i-;f 11 A Flock of Gagglers on by Art Brookins has been growing plump just in time for market. Brookins, who claims the long-necked lot is friendly, says the geese will be mar Lambcrto INSIDE THE REGISTER Pilot Strike Threat AIRLINE PILOTS vow to strike if Syria refuses to free Israeli men who were passengers aboard hijacked plane Page 7 DREW PEARSON, Washington columnist, dies of heart at tack Page 2 Pro-Soviet Line In Czech Schools PRAGUE, CZECH-OSLOVAKIA (AP) - More than two million Czechoslovak youngsters returned Monday to classes that will provide a strict diet of the pro-Soviet line. Jarmori Hrbek, the tough new Czech state education minister, said teachers with anti-Communist or anti-Soviet views will be booted out. Brbek, who replaced progressive Vilibad Bedicek as Czech education minister warned: "Every teacher will bear full responsibility for the results of his influence on the pupils." Meat-Protesting Wives Go Fishing BAYSHORE, N.Y. (AP) - A group of Long Island housewives protesting high food prices went fishing Monday and caught plenty of food to serve their families during a week-long' meat boycott. "We caught weakfish, king-fish and blowfish," Joan Seiden-; spinner reported proudly. , Mrs. Seidenspinncr is a found- j er of the Ray shore chap! or of a consumers group called Fori Lower Prices. She said the meat j boycott and picketing of local supermarkets will begin Wed-' ivsday. NAVY CHARGES 2 IN COLLISION MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AP) The commanding officer and a junior officer of the U.S. destroyer Frank E. Evans have been charged with negligence and dereliction of duty in the collision of the Evans and the Australian carrier Mel bourne, the U.S. Navy announced from Subic Bay Tues day. A court-martial was expected to be convened about Sept. 10 at Subic naval base for the two men Cmdr. Albert S. McLemore, the skipper, and Lt. (j.g.) Ronald C. Ramsey, who was officer of the deck at the time of the collision. McLemore was asleep in his cabin at the time of the predawn collision June 2 in the South China Sea. Ramsey was in charge of the watch when the carrier ripped the destroyer in two and killed 74 of the destroyer's crew. The junior officer of the watch, Lt. (j.g.) James A. Hop-son, who reportedly was maneuvering the Evans at the time, will be dealt with separately by the commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet in a nonjudicial hearing, the Navy said. McLemore is from Vallejo, Calif., Hopson from Kansas City, Kan., and Ramsey from Long Beach, Calif. Dr. Schlesinger, I Presume (P Tht Washington Post WASHINGTON, DC. -Former President Lyndon Johnson may think that when you've seen one Harvard professor you've seen them all. He astonished Henry A. Kissinger, President Nixon's national security adviser, several times last week at the Nixon-Johnson meeting by calling him "Dr. Schlesinger." 'Feel Fine, But I Can't Stand Up' In these words one of Iowa's tired and worn 1939 football Ironmen apologized for needing relief during a game. In "Iowa's Ironmen 30 Years Later," Sports Writer Maury White tells more of this man and his teammates next Sunday in the Big Peach Sports Section of the DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER. keted in time for Thanksgiving. The area farmer, who started raising geese this year, says the geese will be marketed for their meat and feathers. Iowa Out of Truck Pact Next Year By George Mills Iowa will not be a member in 1970 of the 17-state licensing agreement under which 36,000 large out-of-state trucks use the highways of this state, says Iowa Public Safety Commis sioner Jack Fulton. The state of New Mexico has refused to accept a proposal under which Iowa would continue as a member of the compact, Fulton said. One Turndown "This means we cannot be in the uniform agreement next year because it takes only one turndown to eliminate Iowa," Fulton said. He is one of three members of the Iowa Reciprocity Board which handles interstate truck licensing in this state. Fulton said the proposal rejected by New Mexico goes as far as Iowa law permits. The New Mexico development could have profound effects on interstate truck travel in Iowa. Fulton said, however, that Iowa still can proceed to negotiate agreements with individual states for the sharing of licenses paid by interstate trucks. But the situation also presents the possibility that the trucks of some states may be required to pay full licenses to Iowa instead of partial licenses as is now the case. Iowa truck lines in turn could be similarly taxed elsewhere. The New Mexico rejection is in accord with the position of the interstate trucking interest. Those interests want the Iowa law changed to reduce interstate truck licenses in Iowa by s e ve r a 1 million dollars a year. Under the compact, Iowa collects a "pro rate" share of li- TRUCKS - Please turn to Page Ten anot ter REGISTER PHOTO BY CARL VOSS a Toot dual mm ON ROAD JOB BIAS By Jerry Knight The Iowa Highway Commission is using a double standard in checking for racial dis crimination by highway con struction firms. Companies building roads that are financed by federal funds are being checked regu larly for compliance with feder al anti-bias rules. State Money But companies working on roads paid for with state money aren't being checked at all on state orders banning discrimination. All highway building con tracts awarded in Iowa include a "special provision" in which the contractor pledges not to discriminate. The pledge is required by the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads on federal work and on Mate work by an Iowa state executive order issued in October, 1967. The federal government en forces its anti-bias ban by requiring the Highway Commission to collect reports from contractors on their employ ment ol minority races. The commission collects these reports faithfully, be cause tauure 10 no so count cost the state its federal aid. The state executive order also requires: "These contractual provisions shall be fully enforced." but the Highway Commission does not collect any reports on minority BIAS Please turn to Page Four DM. Readings Are Fall-Like September's debut in Des Moines was marked by sunny skies and fall-like temperatures. Des Moines residents enjoyed near-perfect Labor Day weather. The mercury crested at a pleasant 75 in Des Moines. Slate highs ranged from 62 at Waterloo to 79 at Council Bluffs. Fair skies and a high near 79 are forecast for today. fuinUKBERCTS ANN ARBOR, MICH. (AP) -Five alleged members of the Black Berets, a junior division of the Black Panthers,- were arrested Sunday night after a frec-for-iill between police and a number of black youths. Urge 46,000 Pupils: Take 'Safe Route' By Lori Keslcr For about 4,000 Des Moines 5-year-olds, today involves the first trip to school. They're among some 46,000 stuuenis journeying to the first day of school between about 7:30 and 9 a.m. this morning. Motorists have been asked to be especially careful. Capt. E. Dale Allen, head of the police traffic bureau, warned of the need for caution. "People should be aware of the fact that kids are going to be out en masse during particular times ol the day irom now on," he said, "and should be alert during those times." He said the biggest rush of children in the streets will probably be between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. bchool otucials said a new i sate route plan will be in effect in most areas. The school and city officials and P.T.A. members have developed the plan, which calls for instructing children to follow an approved I route and to avoid crossing streets at some intersections. , Single Crossing They said it may mean that some children will walk slightly longer distances, but it is safer for them to cross at a single well-controlled intersection than to use scattered crossing points. They encourage all the children in one area to walk together on one side of a street and to cross only at designated intersections. Adult guards have been assigned to assist children at haz- SCHOOL- Please turn to Page Five Set Library Story Hours Pre-school story hours for 3 and 4-year-olds will be held at the West Side Library for eight weeks on Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning Sept. 23 and continuing through Nov. 13. Six sessions are scheduled for the two morning i as follows: 9:30 - 4-year-olds (limit 40); 10 3-year-olds (limit 30); 10:30 4-year-olds (limit 40). Beginning today children may be registered for one session per week either in person or by phone at the West Side Library, 5000 Franklin ave., phone 283-4152. The minimum age is 3 as of July 1, 1969. Mothers will be expected to accompany their children to the library and remain during the half-hour sessions. Mrs. Pat Hchder and Mrs. Faith Sherman will conduct the story hours. Firms Lavish Governors at Meeting COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (AP) - Gifts-ranging from portable television sets to golf balls and suitcases are being lavished upon the nation's governors meeting here, and some of the chief executives don t like . it. Thirty companies, large and small, have donated fruit, wine, whisky and various kinds of merchandise fur the dignitaries. What to Do The complaints came up Monday at a caucus of Republican governors when some said the bulk of goods is becoming a problem. One speculated that moving the presents will be difficult. "And then the question is, what do you do with the stuff?" he asked. It was said they generally agreed there will be no such gifts at their parly's conference of governors, planned for Hot Springs, Ark., in December. Meanwhile, officials said the gifts were posing yet an-oth'- kind of problem. Albert B. Daniels, general A mmi ntm, pCflprcrrnDT I LfiUL LI I Ulll Governors Hear His Proposed Steps COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (AP) - President Nixon pledged himself Monday night to forge "a strategy for the 70s" an effective strategy for peace that will make it possible to meet the nation's problems at home. "We stand on the threshold of a time when the impossible becomes possible," Mr. Nixon said "a time when we can choose goals that, a generation ago, would have seemed as unreachable as the moon, and reach them." Mr. Nixon used the Labor Day holiday to fly from the Western White House for an appearance before the National Governors Conference and a tour of the North American Air Defense Command headquarters inside nearby Cheyenne Mountain. In his address to the governors, Mr. Nixon said America must put drive behind its dreams. To do this, he said, requires a new strategy for the 70s. Central Issue "The central race in the world today," he said, "is neither an arms race nor a space race. It is the race between man and change. The central question is whether we are to be master of events, or the pawn of events." Looking toward the nation's 200th anniversary in 1976, the President sounded a call for government at all :levels and the people as individuals to unite in discovering a new spirit of '76. And he said the first big need of his new strategy is to make government work. "The new strategy for the '70s," the President said, "requires a strategy for peace and I pledge to you tonight that we will have an effective strategy for peace. "This means maintaining defense forces strong enough to keep the peace, while not allowing wasteful expenditures to drain away resources we need for programs. "It means limiting our commitments abroad to those we can prudently and realistically keep. It means helping other free nations maintain their own security, but not rushing in to do for them what they can and should do for themselves. "It does not mean laying down our leadership. It does not mean abandoning our allies. It does mean forging a new structure of world stability in which the burdens as well as the benefits are fairly shared a structure that does not GOVERNORS - Please ftini to Page Nine Gifts on chairman of the host corn-mi 1 1 e e , said the donations which make up the operating funds may run $10,000 short. Some 156 businesses and organizations gave $150,000 to finance the conference, he said, but an unexpected expense for volunteer chauffeurs is running up the bill. The chauffeurs came into the picture when each of the governors was assigned a Cadillac for the conference another donation. No Details Daniels would disclose none of the details about the donations, which came from 13 oil companies, three major stock brokerage houses, eight state banking associations, several GIFTS Please turn to rage Nine i

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