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Friday, November 8, 1968
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Green Boy Press-Gazette Friday, Nov. 8, 1968 A-3 Drop in Troop Morale Feared During Expanded Talks First Coal Arrives at Power Plant SAIGON (!) A senior U.S. military source expressed concern today that the fighting morale of U.S. and South Vietnamese troops may suffer a serious drop once full-fledged peace talks get under way in Paris. The concern stems from the old military adage that no soldier wants to be the last man killed in any war. South Vietnam's boycott of the Paris talks may help prevent serious deterioration in the troops fighting spirit, the source said. Difficulties in getting the peace conference going has resulted in "healthy" cynicism on the part of American troops, he explained. One military source said the gravest concern is for the morale of the South Vietnamese troops, many of whom have been fighting off and on for a dozen years or more. The Viet Cong and North Vietnamese are bombarding the Saigon government's regular army and its militiamen with propaganda on the theme that the war is almost over. President Nguyen Van Thieu in a nationwide radio - TV address warned: "Don't believe the Communist propaganda that the war soon will be over and to throw down your arms." Desertion always has been one of the biggest problems among Saigon's divisions; the prospect, false though it obviously is, of an early peace could escalate the trend. The enemy on the other hand has kicked off a major propaganda campaign to convince its troops that they can win the war with "fight-and-talk" tactics. The enemy promises major military operations that will reinforce the hands of their negotiators in Paris. The U.S. Command feels this propaganda may be an accurate reflection of the enemy's intentions. Gen. Creighton Abrams staff already is planning a major offensive, both to counter Hanoi's plans and to strengthen the allied side at the bargaining table. "We can play fight-talk as well or better than they can," one source said. There is a strong possibility that the highest monthly casualty tolls of the war are not in the past but in the future. U.S. military sources often point out that more Americans died after the Korean peace talks than before. The U.S. Command is carefully monitoring the mood of American GI's throughout the country for any sign of a slip in morale. One source said as yet none has appeared. If it does, a large-scale indoctrination program will be launched to counter it. Although the morale of the U.S. troops may not have slipped since President Johnson stopped the bombing of North Vietnam a week ago, morale appears to be down considerably from 1965 and 1966. Then rifle duty was not nearly so dangerous, and a feeling prevailed among many that with the arrival of American infantry divisions, the Viet Cong would be crushed fairly rapidly. Many of the soldiers who served in that period now are returning to Vietnam for a second tour. Funds (or Rockwood Area Park Approved A section of the open spacej of three water law codes for recommendations in the com- Brown County for a month to prehensive plan for Brown Coun- allow members to study the ty will be realized in the near proposed shoreland zoning regu-future when the county pur- lations, subdivision regulations, chases the former Green Bay and sanitary ordinance. Packer practice area west of The proposed county codes Dyckesville on the shore of ,..prp drawn i,n tn meet thP rP. Iquirements of the state water -pKOptRTYtlNE EXTEND ST SHORELINE. BOATING dWATt Green bay. Ralph Bergman, director of the city-county planning office, told the executive committee of the Brown County Regional Plan Commission Thursday night that the county has been granted $33,500 under the Land and Water Conservation Act (LAW-CON) to purchase about 92 acres for a park. The Rockwood Lodge area is cne of the few remaining undeveloped bayshore areas, Bergman told the group. The proposal and application for the federal funds has been in process for 16 months, he said. The area to be purchased was one recommended by consulting planners B a r t o n-Aschman Associates, Chicago. The executive committee Voted to delay approval of a set law of 1963. The planning staff will prepare a contract to provide local assistance to the Town of Suam-ico to develop a refinement of the county comprehensive long-range plan for the town. Under the local assistance program planning office staff members will help communities with planning problems on an hourly paid basis. Bergman announced the hiring of Wayne Volkman as associate county planner effective Nov. 18. Volkman will work with senior county planner Robert Davis and will be active in local assistance projects. He is presently employed by the Northeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. j c t u m v. a y . U l L L V H I BOATING 8 WTl . - - NEW R 6 AM J MRK1Nfr Q I g 'r EXISTING ACCE P.--j ll" ' &$( I ! I J J nvriN TRAIL IjaHWWWaWBJM fAR.K LIMIT 1 fRopeaTV LiNt nvrnu TRAIL EXKT'6 HM.fHD NfcW RID.'. 57 0 E Lt U NA&y PARK DEVELOPMENT IDEA SKETCH J CAl t f I IT (f-fR Proposed Development Plan for Bayshore Park CHICAGO (AP) - First shipments of badly needed coal could arrive at the Wisconsin Electric Power Co. Monday night, officials of the Belt Line Railway said Thursday as striking railroad trainmen began returning to their jobs. The return to work, ordered by President Johnson, marked the end of a strike that cut the coal supply to Wisconsin's largest electric utility. Ii threatened electric power shortages and possible, rationing in much of Eastern Wisconsin and parts of Upper Michigan. Were getting our engines ready," said John R. Eckholm. secretary-treasurer of the rail road. "As soon as the cars come in, we'll be back in business." Say Short 60,000 Tons The Belt Line transfers coal from other railroads to docks where it is loaded on lake boats for shipment to Wisconsin Elec-tric's largest plant, in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee. The firm has a 60,000 ton shortage of coal, said Sol Bur-stein, vice president for power plants. He said that with the end of the strike, he hoped to bring in 110,000 tons a week. But since the plant burns 80,-000 tons a week, the shipments will bring in only an extra 30,000 tons of coal a week. "It doesn't look like we can do any better than that," hp said. "Oilier companies affected by the strike are clamoring for coal." Mines in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois had no storage facilities to stockpile coal during the strike and cut back production, he said. Now they will be hard pressed to meet demands. Farm Vote Did Trick for Nixon, Farm Bureau Told By RAY PAGEL Press-Gazette Staff Writer MADISON - Echoes of the presidential election carried a happy tone here Thursday as the Wisconsin Farm Bureau opened its 49th annual convention. "The farm vote did the trick," asserted President Percy Hardiman, operator of a dairy farm at Hartland. " W e are highly e ncou-raged," declared Kenneth Hood, Chicago, general manager of the American Agricultural Marketing Association, an affiliate of the American Farm Bureau. "The opportunity is here now for a change in the na-t i o n a 1 farm scene," said George Doup, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Though enthusiastically applauded, the political remarks of the three speakers were incidental. Their main business was picturing the Farm Bureau movement as vigorous, growing, sound and increasingly successful in its program. Awards Presented Success brought special recognition at the traditional farm family banquet Thursday evening. Awards were presented to the presidents of all 55 affiliated county organizations for registering membership gains four years in a row. This was, it was proclaimed, a national Farm Bureau record. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau roster this year stands at 26,- 816 member families, according to Fay Mead, secretary and administrator. This is an increase of 1,505 over last year, and includes 4,111 new members. "This was the largest number of new members in 15 years," Mead pointed out. Held at the Lorraine Hotel, Thursday's convention also included a warning from Dr. Richard Delorit, vice president of River Falls State University and a member of the Tarr Task Force. Dr. Delorit urged responsible citizens to earnestly study and tackle the problems of local government. Resolutions Scheduled "Local rule will soon fade from our vocabulary and our lives," he said, "unless local government is set up to successfully cope with the problems which we face." Debate and action on policy resolutions, along with election of directors, were on the agenda today. A meeting of the auxiliary Farm Bureau Women was also scheduled. The Farm Bureau Young Farmers will open their meeting this evening, concluding with a banquet Saturday night. President Hardiman stated that farmers in Wisconsin and over the country were an important factor in the presidential election. Notes Dissatisfaction "In casting a heavy vote for Richard Nixon they demonstrated their lack of satisfaction with the present situa tion. They also made it known that they don't want another secretary of agriculture like we have had for the past eight years," Hardiman said. Orville Freeman, he remarked has been too much of a politican. "We need somebody to clean house in the Department of Agriculture. We need to get rid of the one-track thinkers. We need new ideas and new approaches to agriculture's problems. We do need government assistance, of course, but we don't want government insistence," Hardiman added. Reviews Activities Reviewing the state organization's activities, he cited as a major achievement the effort to bring the California Canners and Growers into Wisconsin. The nation's largest farmer-owned canning enterprise has begun construction of a $6.5 million plant at Lomira. "The operation called for 20,000 acres of vegetable production, and will bring about a more competitive climate which will help Wisconsin farmers in the future," Hardiman predicted. New Farm Bureau livestock ventures are proving successful and are growing rapidly, according to Hardiman. He noted that the organization's insurance business is continuing to expand, and that its affiliated supply cooperative, FS Services, continues to break records. "We don't dump milk, shoot hogs, burn grain or boycott a packer's products in the grocery store to get front page headlines," Hood commented in reviewing the American Agricultural Marketing Association's far flung activities. Tells of Progress "But we have a total of 46 marketing projects in 32 states which handled $2 billion in commodities in 1967, including $50 million in foreign trade." Hood said progress has been steady, seldom spectacular and has required research and careful study before making new ventures. "Anybody who says he has pat answers to marketing problems is either ignorant, naive or dishonest," he remarked. He concurred with Hardiman on the farm vote impact. He also saw farmers faring better in Washington. "We haven't had too much trouble in the House," Hood acknowledged. "We have had some in the Senate but we can expect some improvement there. "The major stumbling block has been the high pressure tactics of the administration. The new administration at least at the start," he predict e d , "will be more friendly." More concern for the farmer on the part of the Department of Agriculture is anticipated by Doup, who has headed the Indiana Farm Bureau for some 10 years. "They have been on a consumer kick, and I am getting tired of it," he complained. "We need a secretary of agriculture, who has concern principally for the farmer and not the consumer." If the farmer gets a good deal, he asserted, the consumer still won't be harmed because it will make very little difference in the final retail prices. Doup called for a "market oriented supply management program, rather than the conglomeration that is now administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture." Program Outlined He proposed an overall program of eight points: 1. Expansion of farm land retirement to help reduce sur pluses and hold land for future needs. 2. Offer contracts not to produce specified commodities, replacing the present allotments, bases or quotas. 3. Government insured resource loans as a price protection provision. 4. Prohibit the disposal of Commodity Credit Corporation stocks to depress prices. 5. An aggressive foreign market development effort. 6. Expansion of research to improve products, reduce production costs, and develop new techniques in marketing, processing and merchandising. 7. Vocational training grants and loans for low income farmers who wish to get out of farming. 8. Encourage industry to locate in nonmetropolitan areas to increase job opportunities for rural residents. At the banquet, the Wis-sin Farm Bureau presented its Service to Agriculture Award to Verne Varney, retired assistant state 4-H club leader. Varney, who served more than 37 years with the Wisconsin Extension Service, was especially cited for his development of 4-H programs in drama, safety, music and recreation. Firemen Rush From Pay Talks To Douse Flames Affects NEW Area He said the utility would continue to buy coal from other sources and purchase power from other utilities. Wisconsin Electric serves MAmcrtM Am v . , Southeastern Wisconsin. But it MADISON (AP)- Negotiators. poww (o wisconsi Michi. for firefighters and the city met gan powor c0 Appleton, which in a smoke filled room Thurs-'scrves Northeastern Wisconsin day, trying to reach a wage 'awl parts of Upper Michigan. aerppmpnt ;Tlio Anpleton firm buys 73 per o , , ., . .... y. .. .. . ., com. oi us power irom uscon- Negotiations temporarily Eleclric,' broke up when firemen were; president's back to work called to douse a fire in the air'order will halt the strike at the conditioning system caused Belt Line and two other Illinois when workmen ignited oil bath raih'oa(ls for m (la-"' He,a''' .... ... ... . , poimcu a laci linuiiiz uuaiu w filters with cutting torches. 1 , .. .. . ... I b investigate the dispute, which No progress was reported as invoIves placin? an extra man .talks continued. Firemen are 0n some trains, and try to reach peeking a pay hike similar to a settlement. the $100 a month recently of- ; fercd policemen. The city has Early Education offered $64 a month. ' Japanese children begin their I The firefighters' union has schools at an average age of 'called a strike for Nov. 13. three years. I, WQI IJJW'WWP! J DOUG'S DUGOUT Disconnected Thoughts About Almost Anything By DOUG LARSON Press - Gazette Staff Writer Winter is coming and it's comforting fo know that the storm windows are on, that you have antifreeze in the car and that you won't be pestered for another nine months to try water skiing. The election losers have congratulated the winners and all of a sudden we learn that all those nasty things that were said before were apparently untrue. The guy down the street says that he hopes the credibility gap isn't replaced by the incredibility gap. Rapidlv approaching is that horrible time of the year when it's too dark for the children to play outside after school. Remember back when the only third party was the one that took place after the votes were counted? Nixon has turned down an invitation to go to Vietnam, which shows there is a difference between being elected and being drafted. Man 'Kidnaps' Child, Collects $50000 LIMA, Ohio (AP) A man kidnaped the 11-year-old daughter of a bank president by locking her in her room Thursday! and threatened her harm until Lima, paid the ransom and found her daughter Amy unharmed at home, police said. Mrs. MacDonell told police she encountered the man, wear he collected a $50,000 ransom, W een overalls, knitted cap, police said. nenciled-on mustache and sun- He was hunted today by po- glasses when she returned home lice and the FBI. i Thursday morning after taking Police Chief William K. Dav-iher son to school. enport said Mrs. A. D. Mac- She said the man told her he Donell Jr., wife of the presidenthad locked her daughter in an of the Metropolitan Bank of upstairs bedroom and threat ened to harm the child if Mrs. MacDonell did not give him $50,000. Davenport quoted Mrs. MacDonell as saying the man instructed her to cash a $50,000 check at a nearby branch of the Metropolitan Bank, then wait there for a phone call. She told police she followed the man's instructions, and when he called she was told to; borrow a bank employe's white convertible and d ive back home. Police said the man flagged her down about two blocks from her home, took the car and the money and told her to walk home. Lawrence Huffman, assistant prosecutor, said that although the child had not been taken from the house, on the basis of Mrs. MacDonell's statement a kidnaping had taken place. 'S w W fml ' v : Press-G8Ztt Pro'o Prelates at Convocation Juhn Cardinal Landazuri Ricketts, left, with Bishop Aloysius Wycislo St. Norbert Founder's Day Peruvian Prelate Calls on Youth To Lead World Unity A call for young, educated leadership to the service of world unity and the task of solving the problems of Latin America was issued Thursday by John Cardinal Landazuri Ricketts, Arch bishop of Lima and Primate of Peru, as he accepted an hon orary Doctor of Letters degree from St. Norbert College. The cardinal, second of the rank in the history of Peru and the first Cardinal to be honored by St. Norbert, spoke during a Founders Day convocation in Pennings Hall of Fine Arts. The world, he said, is passing through a period of history cha racterized by maturity, a time of social and economic crisis and a search for unity in which men want to be free to live as mature human beings. The crisis is world wide, Cardinal Landazuri declared, as the hungry nations of the world turn for help to the rich while the imbalance of modern economy is increasing rather than diminishing the disparity in standards of living. "This is our world," he said. "Divided by unjust economic, political, cultural and racial dif slavery and servitude to industry, hunger and technology. Present cultural tendencies, he said, are toward a super-rational, technological future in which man is only a material or a means. This tendency must be resisted by intelligent Christian-minded leaders. Cardinal Landazuri contrasted today with the 13th Century in which a German canon, Norbert ferences, and struggling at the j of Xanten, founder of the Order same time for the unity of the of Premontre, asserted such great human family. This world,; leadership. That, too, he said, such as it is, summons us. This was a time of crisis and a period is the great challenge." Jof maturity, surprisingly simi- In calling on educated youth to lar to today, respond, the cardinal said the! "The first thing that must be world needs a new kind of lead-j affirmed," he declared, "is that er, one concerned with the task 'the church will never abandon of liberation of men from 4he!the world to her fate. The church is not here for herself! but to be of service to the world." Surmounting the crisis of ma- turity, he concluded, demands "new men for a new world." There must be a new way of living in Christian love which, nevertheless, casts a critical, judging eye toward society. The new! leadership must give impulse to this new way of life. "To you, the young people of America, who are beginning or soon will begin your professional life, Latin America offers itself as an area where your presence and service is needed as a help, always respectful of our way of living, to work together for a more just world." The cardinal also expressed his hope that plans of the Nor- bertine Order to establish a Latin American campus for St. Norbert College would be successful and that the campus would be in Lima, Peru. Cardinal Landazuri was cited by the college as a "scholar, educator and promoter of education" whose life has been a "whirlwind of vital activity" punctuated by his "penetrating vision of the needs of the church ' in Latin America." Sharing the platform with Cardinal Landazuri as an honored guest for the convocation was isnop oi ureen bay. 1 no kpv. D. M. Burke, former president and now chancellor of the college, introduced the Rev. Rich ard D. Mulroy, who read the citation, after which Abbot S. M. Killeeon awarded the cardinal his hood and diploma. Frater Carl T. Ronsman. a member of the Norbertine community in Lima, delivered the invocation. Acting president Neil J. Webb reviewed the work of the order in a world view, emphasizing the contribution in the founding of St. Norbert College on Oct. 12, IS??. The St. Norbert Chamber Singers participated in the ceremony and the college band played the national anthems of Peru and the United States as a closing gesture. The special band arrangement of the Peruvian anthem was made by Dr. Joseph M. Cohen of the college music fa ulty. t

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