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'VIET BATTLE' STAGED IN D.M. :. By Nick Lamberto Twenty Marines wiped out a Viet Cong stronghold at the State Fairgrounds Saturday aft-, ernoon. Fortunately, it was only make-believe. The Marines staged the realistic demonstration as part of Armed Forces Day observance here. An hour-long parade down Walnut street Saturday morning by several thousand military men and women, high school bands and drill teams also highlighted the day. Lt. Roland Nicholls and Set. Gordon Cota of the Des Moines police department estimated the crowd lining Walnut street for the parade at between 6,000 and 10,000. Chilly Day- The parade watchers shivered in the blustery cold of a gray overcast day. Four Air Guard F-89 Scorpion jets flew in tight formation overhead. In other years, as many as 12 jets made low passes over the parade route. The Defense Department limited the number to four this year, but Brig. Gen. Roger Gil bert, Iowa Air Guard commander, said, "We'll fly over more times make it look like more planes." Another difference in this nineteenth annual observance honoring armed forces was the absence of tanks and heavy equipment from the parade, perhaps because those items are needed elsewhere. On tht ratinti.'inrr tlinJ mnm rol Rntwf wt Dp. Mninncioutbycausin8 Prsure native and Vietnam fighter pilot; and two Medal of Honor winners from Iowa Maj. Mer- y"-9ZmX- iTm, 7 4 0 f f 4 1 f'rt 1 4, . ' t i ! -i -V REGISTER PHOTOS BY GEORGE CEOLLA A Fairground 'Assault Marines assume the role of Viet Cong soldiers Saturday afternoon as other Marines make a simulated attack on this bunker during an Armed Forces Day demonstration at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Blank ammunition added to the realism. Navy, I wasn't a vendor's mate." Eisentraut blames politicians f for the Medicaid system "Something to get votes." "I had to get myself this Orphan Annie decoder book to fill out the forms," he said, brandishing the welfare depart ment booklet that assigns a five digit code to each drug. When he calls the welfare de Nursing Homes Recently he told several nurs- ; ins homes, in effect, "no more lyn H. Dethlefsen of Greene and credit'' and the owners, em-Royal and Ralph G. Neppel of ployes and residents all wrote Glidden and Storm Lake. ja letter to the . Welfare Depart- Fans in the stands at the ment. fairgrounds for the afternoon On Friday, an elderly widow, program were few in number. It Casa No, CA-77-77-23426, came naa t amy aim iuiu. The 34th Division band played and Maj. Robert Forney of Boone provided a tricky demonstration of helicopter flying. An Iowa State University Reserve Officers Training Corps drill team also performed. Behind a hill to the east of the grandstand, 17 members of the lfi2nd Rifle Company of the Marine Corps Reserve went aboard a CH-37 Mohave helicopter piloted by Lt. Col. Gerald May of the, 248th National Guard aviation battalion at Boone. An advance patrol of three Marines reported a Viet Cong bunker in the infield of the Fairgrounds track. The helicopter lifted off and minutes later landed on the track infield. First, three newsmen aboard left the helicopter first. Then, came the 17 Marine. The heli copter lifted off after only about in for 8 prescription and learned 20 seconds on the ground. ! Vendor 03-77807 has received ure rigni jonly $10.25 of $28 85 owed since After a fire fight with blank j last summer. 2 COMPUTERS 'NOT IN TUNE1 EISENTRAUT- Continued from Page One posed to untangle the computers. Eisentraut's idea is to help partment, he gives them some of their own medicine. "Hello, this Is 77807," he introduces himself on the telephone. By now, he said, they all know who it is. He also keeps handy the tele phone number and extension of the man who takes Medicaid complaints at Blue Cross. He gives it to customers. And Eisentraut finds more and more to campaign against. "I found out only yesterday," he related, "that the Polk Coun ty welfare cannot communicate directly with Blue Cross when there's a problem. Claim's Route "You woold be astounded. The recipient goes to the worker, who turns the information over to her supervisor, who takes it to Leland Ahern (county director), who gives to Mr. (Ed) Hurley, the liaison man between the county and state, who runs over to the Ivory Palace on the hill. "There the State Board of Social Welfare checks the eligi bility tape. "What'i that, you say? You're not computerized if ynu don't know. The state has a computer and Blue Cross has a computer, but they aren't playing the same song. "And that," said the vendor. "is the trouble." (X- , Printers9 Group Installs Officers Elvis Reighley of Wichita, Kan., was installed Saturday as president of the Eighth District s Clubs of Print- i n g House Craftsmen. He succeeds Harold F. Sommer of Des Moines. Reighley was MIOHLEY ' lA A l t) pi U v LA " McNeill If. M. Eisentraut "fcIo, Thu Is 77H07." ammunition, the Viet Cong (Marines from the same unit dressed in V.C. clothes) were overcome. Helicopter gun ships from the Natinn.1l Guard made several firing passes during the skirmish. "Boy," she said, "if they don't pay, I'm going to climb on my case worker. I want you to get your money. You're good to me." Said the druggist: "Don't THRILLS AT HORSE SHOW By Lori Boardman The Charity Horse Show Saturday night featured a full bill of excellence, ranging from high jump thrills to Currier and Ives dignity. The showiest class of the eve ning was the amateur five-gaited group. Derby Knight, owned by Max Parkinson and Jessica Dixon of Springfield, 111., topped the classy line-up. And in the excitement of taking first place, Derby Knight flipped young Miss Dixon while en route to pick up the ribbon. A Connecticut lass rode Show er of Stars to top showing in the three-gaited class, and world champion Sam Houston, owned by J-T Farm and Kennels of Missouri, won the amateur pa rade class in another unusually outstanding group. And among the pert and peppy hackney ponies, unit-wood, owned by Glenn C. Bown of Cedar Falls, trotted away with top prize. The crowd thriller of the evening was the .puissance class, when hurdles were raised to 5 feet, 9 inches for the final runoff. Anthony A of the Jon Bar Stables here, ridden by Don Snellings, and Xaurado, owned by Hans Senn of Minnesota took first and second places in that class. A spirited crowd of about 1,500 attended the show despite low temperatures and drizzling rain. Today's action begins at 8 a.m. at the hunt field, and regualr performances at the Livestock Pavilion on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, start at noon. The show is sponsored by the Junior League of Des Moines; proceeds will go to the proposed Des Moines Center of Science and Industry. Des Moines iunaay Register May 19, 1968 T I Local Section Truly Denmark, Jessica Dixon. SDrino-field. III., owner and rider; third. Shady Ladv, Linda Otis, Moline, III., owner and rider; fourth. Sharp Curve, Priebe Stock Farms, Rochester, Minn., owner, Paul Priebe, rider; fifth. Dinah, Jolynne Cleveland, Waverly, owner and rider. Amateur Hackney Pony First, Driftwood, Glenn C. Bown, Cedar Falls, owner and driver; second, Callaway's Countess, Mr. and Mrs. James Stober, Kirksvllle, Mo., James Stober, driver; third. King's Bon-Fire, Mrs. Charle Miller, Mitchellville, owner and driver; fourth. Kings Junette, Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Vermillion, Odgen, owners. Dr. k. L. Vermillion, driver; fifth. Reedman's Stardust, Art Emmet, Sarnia, win., v.anaad, owner ana Driver. Amateur Parade First, Sam Houston, J-T Farm and enneis, iees summit, MO., owner, Don na Haves, rider; second. Wheel of Fortune, Jerry Barker, Davenoort, owner and rider; third, Peavine's, Stulter, Charles Mitchell, Des Moines, owner, Ron Bauer, rider; fourth, Cinderilla Girl, Gail wnson, oreenneia, owner and rider; fifth. Golden Charqer, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parsons, Newton, owners. Albert Parsons, rider. Amateur Five-Gaited First, Derby Kniaht, Max Parkinson and Jessica Dixon, Soringfieid. III., own ers, Jessica Dixon, rider; second, Lime- liqnt, all-pro Stables, Minneapolis, Minn., owner, Mrs. Tommy Mason, rider: third. Stnnpwalt' SurcAc Snnn. Glynda Miller, Columbia, Mo., owner and rider; fourth, Sundance, Lee Cloud, Fort Madison, owner and rider; fifth. Beau's Biancnita, Julia M. Porter, Wayzata, Minn., owner and rider. Amateur Walking Horse First, Go Shadow Bov, Dave Ewart, Wahoo, Neb., owner, Mrs. Sharon Richards, rider; second. Stormy Stranqer, Evre Walkinq Horse Stable, Grundy Center, owner, Marlvs Eyre, rider; third. Allen's Peacock W., Wallen stables, Sioux City, owner. Dr. R. F. pierson, rider; fourth, Go West, Abe Baker. Omaha, Neb., owner and rider; fifth. Midnight's Sun Burst, Robert N. Carney, Des Moines, owner and rider. Draft Cart Hitch First, Bill, Forst Sarchett, Indlsnola. owner and driver; second, Nina, Edward S. Ctaussen, GtadbroorC, owner and driver; third. Bob, Bill Hundred, Collins, owner and driver; fourth, O'Kellev. Georqe O'Brien, Sprinqvilie, owner and driver; fifth, Hindman's Pete, L. L. Hindman, Alburnett, and Dick Sparrow, Searing, owners, Jov Sparrow, driver. Learning in Head Start With Ling and Ting-aLing 250 IN DUBUQUE 'POOR' MARCH By James Ney (Register Staff Writer) The winners: Puissance MARTY KIIS Cpl. Alvln Vickrov, 23, at, me worker, uiame tiiue Ackworth was the leader of the,Cross Thcy et 2, c5n,s for attacking force. "We were ; processing each bill, but they railed in to search for and rie-1 can scem ,0 6ct the bllls stroy the enemy bunker," he PHi( ' saj( j Mrs. CA-77-77-2342fi read Eis- Lance Col. James Jones. 22,;cntraul's no,ice a,nud whi,e of Des Moines fired a 40mm w'ng r ner prescription WINSS13,350-- INJURED BY HOG installed by F. Richard E i c h o r n of Spencerport,!Kh'Vosiu,,,h N.Y., first vice-president of the International Association, at a banquet closing the two-day annual convention at Hotel Fort Des Moines. Printers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Pony Roadster Colorado and New Mexico attended. Other officers installed included Marty Riis of Cedar Rapids, vice-president, and Ray McNeill of Omaha, Neb., treasurer. First. Anthony A. John Bar Stahles, Dps moines. owner, Don Snellinns. rider; second. Xaurado. Hans Senn, Stillwater, Minn., owner, Cathy McCahe. rider; third. Peat Moss, Philio Moss Co., Des Moines, owner, Maqal Moss, rider; porn, jon nar vaoies, owner: Randv Enalish. rider; fifth, The Fox, Jon Bar Stables, ues Moines, owner, jayne Kuan, rioer. Amateur Fine Harness First. Splcewoods Folly, Jessica Dixon. Sorlnofield, III., owner and rider; second. Stonewall Emoire, Bill Lev, Lakota, owner and rider; third. Diotomat, Mrs. R. H. Swart?, Durant, owner and rider; fourth, Fashionette. Rockwood Farms, Cdar Raoids, owner. Russ Davis, rider; tifth. Guided by Hone, Hammeriund Mfq., Hook ins, Minn., owner, Mrs. Linn Ham. merlund, rider. First. Jubilee's Jet Fltaht. Horses. Inc.. Calif., owner. Dent Mullet, rider; second, Maolemere Flight, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Trevers, Clinton, owners, Gil Marcuccl. rider; third. Hiealeath, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Schuman, Wentzvllle, Mo., owners, Rov Sutton, ridr; fouth. Lilac Time Keith Lorlmer. Hedrlck, owner. Carter Van Naf'an, rider; fifth, Five L's Too Flloht, Mr and Mrs. Dick Stockton, Altoona, owner, Barrv Yount, rider. Amateur Three-Gaited First. Shower of Stars. Bobbl Parino. Hamden, Conn., owner and rider; second. DUBUQUE, IA. - Singing "We Shall Overcome," some 250 persons marched through the business district here Saturday morning to demonstrate their concern about Dubuque's social problems. The march was held to sup port the National Poor People s March on Washington, D.C., and to show that the "problems of disadvantaged people in Dubuque are shared by people throughout the United States," organizers said. Marchers drew curious stares from motorists and shoppers as traffic stopped to permit the demonstrators to march five blocks down Main street to Washington Park and a rally. Many carried umbrellas as rain began to fall. Students, clergymen, nuns and disadvantaged persons from the "flats" area near the Mississip pi River walked together. There were children on the backs of parents, and other youngsters walking. The march focused on what demonstrators consider the six main problems in Dubuque: Housing, underemployment, underpaid employment, failure of public welfare, inadequate recreational facilities, and prob lems of senior citizens. A Gerbil Named 'Ling' "He doesn't know how to hurt." Everybody knows pre-school children can't write. But, the following is a letter that might have been written by any one of 90 youngsters enrolled in a "Head Start" program at Council Bluffs. The federally sponsored program attempts to provide learning experience and rudimentary social lessons for pre-school youngsters from disadvantaged homes before they are plunged Into competitipn with more advanced youngsters in the regular school system. (Most of the grammar and spelling have been corrected by the Editors.) By Robert Kistler May 19, 1968 Dear Government Person, Today, me and the rest of the kids learned about why Ling and Ting-a-ling love each other. They are desert rats our teacher got us from Mongolia. The teacher says they are called gerbils. But me and the rest of the I What Do You Think? Question: What's your opinion of men who wear love beads, medallions and other jewelry? (Answers obtained it Drake University) grenade launcher. Another Marine placed a satchel charge (timed explosive) in the bunker. It went off a few seconds later. The area was sown with simulated mines. Jon Lieske, 26, of Fort Dodge, was leader of the "Viet Cong." His M-60 machinegun jammed once during the fight. Pfc. Vernon L. Adams of Chariton played the part of a wounded Marine. After the fight was over, a helicopter landed !of y0U ven,iors jinn ne was lUHueu uii u ami taken to an aid station. With that, the demonstration ended and spectators then looked at displays of military equipment parked nearby. "Oh, my, J6.000! ' she exclaimed. "Glory, 10 months late" Plans to Complain She said she would complain to her worker anyway. Another Friday visitor was a small-town county welfare di rector who had seen Eisentraut's notice. "Be patient," he counseled. "It will all work out. It's not just Blue Cross at fault. Some Eisentraut snapped: "Hold it! I'm not a vendor. That's a machine in the filling station. I didn't go to pharmacy school to be a vendor. In the (The Register's Iowa News Service) COUNCIL BLUFFS. IA. - A rural Neola man has been awarded $13,350 in damages for injuries he allegedly received when he was knocked down by a : neighbor's hog. j A District Court jury returned jthe verdict in favor of Vernon Leaders who had filed a $20,000 suit against his neighbor, Fred Dreher. Leaders' petition had alleged that a sow had escaped from Dreher's farm and entered Leaders' feed loi where she knocked him down, causing a neck injury. Dreher claimed that Leaders was negligent In failing to exer cise care for his own safety while attempting to drive the sow back to Dreher's farm. The jury deliberated 3V4 hours before reaching a verdict. The incident happened Aug. 20, 19G5. i -f AST .at - .r" . - v y ... w ,w ;;" , Maureen Broderirk, 22, of Des Moines, a graduate student: "I guess I'm not broad- minded, but I feel they look somewhat effeminate. I am not directly associated with anyone who wears them. I've seen a couple on campus, but not many. I think we kr will hp sppins more and - o - mmf more of them, wnctner i i intr beads deDcnds on the person involved rather than on a superficial judgment on what he is wearing. Actually I think Sue Steffan, 19, of Springfield, 111., a freshman in education: "I don't like beads for men. I " t. r'l . A MAUREEN RODERICK it is just that tastes are changing, not that men don't think they will become more common hi iy i mrnn iUi I SUE STEFFAN really don't know what it is, but I just don't like them. To a certain extent they make men look more effeminate. I don't know if I would go out with a man in beads. I II guess it would depend on whether I started dating him before he started wearing beads . And it would depend on the per son wearing them. There aren't many men around here wearing them. kids call them Ling and Ting- a-ling. 'Cause that's better than Gerbils. Ling and Ting - a - ling g o t babies because they like each other. They like each other because they're always kissing and they never fight or bite. They got lots of babies. Like my Mommy. Only she and me don't have a Daddy because he didn't like us. Sometimes, he used to buy me Christmas pres ents and be nice. But, then he went away. Today, I got to hold Ling in my hands. He's the Daddy. He snuggled me and tried to get his head into my shirt pocket. He didn't even bite me once. The teacher, Mrs. Williams, says gerbils never bite unless you hurt them. Ling has soft fur. I think he likes me. I like him, too. Today, when Ting-a-ling was eating a Sunflower seed, Ling went ovef and laid down by the babies. They re funny looking. They don't have any hair. They can't see. The teacher says tney can t see Because God doesn't want them to yet. But He will soon. Ling takes care of the babies sometimes because he loves them. The teacher says some Daddy rats eat their babies. Ling doesn't. Instead, he teaches some of the older babies (Ling and Ting-a-ling have had babies three times) how to open Sunflower seeds. Tretty soon, I'm going to go to kindergarten. I could have gone before, but Mommy said I should take Head Start first. I like Head Start because we got Ling and Ting-a-ling. The part I like best is when the babies get hungry and they eat milk from Ting-a-ling. We kids got to go see a dairy, too. The baby cows eat milk from the Momma cows just like Ting-a-ling's babies do. The teacher says most all babies, even human babies, do that. Mommy said I did that, too. This other kid says he knows where the babies come from. But, he talks all the time. We don't listen to him. much. I think the babies come from Ting-a-ling. That's what our teacher said. We asked her that the first thing. She said that's why Ting-a-ling loves them so. She says Ling and Ting-a-ling like each other so much they will stay together always. She says Ling and Ting-a-ling will never hurt each other because they haven't learned how. I asked my Mommy about' that. She said for me to grow up to be like Ling and Ting- a-ling. I would like that. I am six years old. Love, Ling's Friend. BISHOP CARLISLE. IA. BIO PRE SEASON SALEI Call M5-JJ1? for Information. Set Our Al In Today's General News Section. are becoming more effeminate." Donna Montgomery, 19, of Harvard, 111., a liberal arts sophomore: "I think you need to hope not anyway." SOP u 1 itpMiV r 1 f i M M WW RLW . - - U I m m ma me me & ' v ... . 4 v.t i Waving the Flag . REGISTER PHOTO BY DAVE PENNEY Denise Nissly, right, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nissly, jr., of Des Moines holds a U.S. flag as a unit taking part in the annual Armed Forces Day parade passes by in downtown Des Moines. The parade featured bands, marching units, pretty girls and other groups. get to know the person first before you make a judgment about him. Beads seem kind of dif ferent, but I know a lot of people who would consider some of those who wear beads more con siderate than ones who wear conventional clothes. I haven't noticed too many people wearing them here. There are more on the larger university campuses. Wheth er I would date someone wearing beads would depend on the person." ,1 A DONNA MONTGOMERY Mary Gage, 19, of Rockford, 111., a freshman in education: "I don't think a man has to ex press himself by wearing beads. You can express yourself as an individual through clothes, but you don't have to be weird. I think beads are just a passing fad, but both men and women are tending to dress more and more like the other sex. There are becoming fewer distinctions in dress. I think this is a bad trend. Girls should be quite feminine, and men should be mas culine. But the trend seems to be toward feminine men and masculine women." f v law ' MARY GAGE Students Picket Military Rites WAVERLY, IA. (AP) - Stu dents from the University of Northern Iowa picketed the Armed Forces Day observance at the Air Force installation here Saturday. The group of half a dozen students led by Bud Troutner. U.N.I. 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