The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 14, 1971 · Page 22
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Devaluation Of Dollar Called For BRUSSELS (AP) — Closing their ranks for negotiations with the United States, the six Common Market countries have agreed on a uniform monetary policy including a call for Washington to devalue the dollar. The stand is expected to have considerable impact on Wednesday's meeting in London of the group of 10 leading industrial nations and the Sept. 27 meeting in Washington of the 118-member International Monetary Fund. The United States will take part in both conferences dealing with President Nixon's new economic policies. Differences between France and West Germany had blocked previous attempts by the Common Market finance ministers to agree on a uniform policy. The ministers' communique Monday night represented a compromise. The West German economics and finance minister, Karl Schiller, rejected an initial draft on grounds it was too elaborate and should be devoid of references to the dollar. But the ministers made clear their intention regarding dollar devaluation when they called for a realignment of major world currencies, "including the dollar." French Satisfied French satisfaction at the meeting's outcome was expressed by its finance minister, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, who said: "It does not befit a delegation to express its particular satisfaction by affirming that its thesis has won. But now it has become a community viewpoint." The Common Market is composed of France, Wes* Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Washington, President Nixon's deputy press secretary, Gerald L. Warren, had no comment on the action. He said Treasury Secretary John B. Connally "is going over there and I am sure he will adequately describe the admmistration's view." The si x-point package adopted by the ministers included proposals from the Common Market Commission to replace the dollar as the basic currency of world exchange linked with special drawing rights to the International Monetary Fund. Coach Assaulted, Resigns Nashville-Zenda Grid Season Is Now Up in Air By JUDIE BLACK ZENDA - The Nashville-Zenda High School football team's 1971 season is in jeopardy because of an incident between townspeople and an assistant coach only hours after the team's opening game Friday night. The incident led to the resignation of the coach, the arrest of one man and charges of disturbing the peace against five other men. School officials say tlia Kansas State High School Activities Association is looking into the matter. Gene Houser, Zcnda was charged Monday with aggravated battery. Bond was set at $2,000. Fiege! said at one point Saturday morning he called Kansas Atty. Gen. Vem Miller. He said Miller told him he "had every right to protect his home and family." Fiegcl has a wife and two- year-old daughter. Zenda* •Hutcliinsoii Houser is charged ^ith assaulting Charles Plegel, the assistant coach, who told 30O persons gathered in the school gym Monday night that he was resigning his coaching and teaching duties. At a Kingman County courthouse meeting Monday, Zenda officials asked for added law enforcement officers to protect the community. Currently, Zenda has no police force, relying on sheriff's officers and the Kansas Highway Patrol. Law enforcement officers were on hand at the doors during Monday night's meeting in the gym. Whether the Nashville-2k;nda football team, i>erennially one of the state's strongest eight- man contenders, is allowed to finish the season will be announced at a school board meeting Tuesday night. Nashville — Zenda defeated Cunningham, 14-8, in its opener Friday. Fiegel gave an account of the incident at the public meeting, saying it started between 2 and 3 a.m. Saturday. Stems From Philosophy Fiegel charged that the altercation apparently stemmed from his coaching rules and philosophy. Fiegel said the school's coaching staff allows no smoking or drinking by players. Larry Bacon is the school's head coach. Fiegel's comment that "as long as I'm coach I'll make the rules and that's the way it'll be" brought spontanieous applause from the crowd. Fiegel said that about 45 minutes after ho was assaulted, five men whom he described as "thugs" came to his house and threatened him, yelling, "We'll get you, Chuckle boy." A high school teacher read a statement signed by all the school's faculty members saying, "A real and present physi­ cal danger exists to Zenda teachers and students." The teachers asked the school board of Unified School District 331 to remedy the situation. Nashville and Zenda s t u- dents were combined under a 1964 school unification. Monday night's meeting was the fourth since Saturday's incident. Saturday morning, the Nashville and Zenda city councils, 2^nda city marshal, the school board, Kingman County Attorney Bob Wunsch and some citizens met at the high school. Sunday afternoon, the Zcnda and Nashville city councils conferred again. Monday morning at the Kingman County courthouse, officials and citizens met in an open meeting for an hour and a half. « Ag Leaders Called ill Vault Is Looted While Police Search the Bank Medina Rifleman Shot, Killed Boy FT. MCPHERSON, Ga, (AP) — Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey says the testimony of a former rifleman at My Lai should assure Capt. Ernest L. Medina of acquittal of one murder charge. In dramatic testimony Monday, Gene Ralph Oliver Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., said he shot and killed a boy near My Lai on March 16, 1968, and that his commander, Medina, did not order the shooting. "I saw a movement—a human form—and raised my weapon and fired," said the blond, side-burned Oliver, now a carpet layer. Ho said the child fell near a pile of bodies. He realized "immediately thereafter," he said, that his victim was a child, when another soldier yelled, "It's only a kid." Then Oliver said he heard Medina yell, "Goddamit, cease fire." Medina, 35, of Montrose, Colo., is charged with premeditated murder in the death of the boy. The Army contends he ordered the child shot. The dark-haired infantry captain also is charged with the premeditated murder of 100 other Vietnamse civilians when troops under his command assaulted the South Vietnamese hamlet. The Army says Medina is responsible for their deaths because he failed to stop his troops from shooting. In addition, he is charged with shooting a Vietnamese woman in a rice paddy and with assault of a suspected Viet Cong during an interrogation. "I hope we took the little boy off Medina's back," Bailey told newsmen after Oliver's testimony. May Hold Family Reunion Record OKEMOS, Mich. (AP)-Fred Stringham says his family has held reunions for 83 consecutive years with attendance ranging from 60 to 100 persons. Ajlhough the reunions have been held at many homes, farms, town halls and church- 10 of them were held at Stringham's home. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon, after hearing business opposition to any post- freeze wage board without government participation, has called farm leaders in to discuss his economic program. The President says he will consult with all concerned factions about what will follow the vvage-price-rent freeze. He already has had separate sessions vvith labor and business leaders, and will meet with congressional representatives Friday. Businessmen, who spent two hours in conference with Nixon Monday, rejected the position set forth last week by labor that anti-inflation controls be supervised by a board of labor, business and public represena- tives. (C) 1971 New York Times News Service LONDON - A bizarre weekend bank raid left Scotland Yard embarrassed Monday in an off-beat drama whose cast of characters included Cockney burglars who chatted over walkie-talkies, a radio ham who recorded their conversations, and policemen who went to the bank but failed to find the raiders. The robbery, at a Lloyds Bank branch on Baker Street, was one of the most daring thefts in Britain in years. It took place while the amateur radio operator listened to the two-way conversation between the gang, which included a woman, and a lookout man on the roof with binoculars. Loss Even Higher? Although the robbers said at one point: "We're sitting on 500 grand" (about $1,235,000), there were estimates Monday that the value of the theft may be even higher. Bank officials said that about 250 private safe deposit boxes in the bank's basement vault had been raided, including "a fair amount of jewelry and other valuables." The police said the ham from Wimpole Street, about a half-mile from the bank, picked up the walkie-talkies conversation about 2 a.m. Sunday. The ham, who declined to be identified, started to make a tape recording of the conversation, and then called the police. The transmission lasted several hours. One of the raiders, known as "Bob," was on the roof as lookout. Another gang member, "Steve," was in the bank. Police said the raiders — "Steve" and about six others — had broken into an empty handbag shop next door to the bank, cut an 18-inch hole in the basement floor, burrowed 40 feet toward the bank and then opened a 15-inch- wide hole in the floor of the vault. The taped extracts tell of complaints among the thieves in the vault. Parts of the dialogue ran as follows: FIRST VOICE: ". . .My eyes are like organ stops, mate. I'm not going to be any good tomorrow. . .1 can hardly see now unless I. . .do something. SECOND VOICE: "But you can go to sleep tonight." FIRST VOICE: "How am I going to sleep tonight? For a start off I won't wake up . . .You have got to experience exactly the same position as me, mate, to understand how I feel. My eyes are so bad they are blurred and I've been using bins (Cockney slang for spectacles or binoculars) all night." SECOND VOICE: "You can have some sleep." FIRST VOICE: "Where am I going to sleep, mate? Who wakes me up?" SECOND VOICE: "If you don't wake up after eight hours you are not a normal person, are you? Listen, it is not a bad rate of pay, is it?" The conversation, including a woman's voice, broke off several moments later until the morning when a voice asked: "How's everything?" The reply came: "Everything's fine. No intruders whatsoever." The police checked banks Sunday within a 10 - mile radius of the Marylebone area of London — and none of the banks visited was the raided branch. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "At 3:30 p.m. yesterday (Sunday), bank representatives together with police entered the bank and made a search. The strongroom door was secure and everything seemed to be okay." At that moment, the raiders were inside the bank, on the other side of the strong­ room door. Page 8 The Hutchinson News Tuesday, September 14, 1971 Nixon Plans Gun Proposal (C) 1971 Washington Star (See editorial, page 4) WASHINGTON - A senior Republican senator said Menday that the Nixon administration is planning legislation to deal with the problem of gun crimes in the United States. Sen.. Roman L. Hruska of Nebraska said during a Senate hearing that President Nixon will have such a bill "ready for presentation soon." His statement came during a hearing at which some of the nation's leading law enforcement and criminal justice experts urged congress to outlaw sales of small-caliber, domestically produced cheap handguns. Spokesmen for two major national commissions went even further, calling for a ban on sale and possession of all handguns for anyone except law enforcement officers. The testimony marked the opening of two days of hearings by the senate judiciary subcommittee on juvenile de- luquency considering a bill sponsored by its chairman, Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., to outlaw sales of "Saturday night specials.' I J/mm Fastening safety belts is not a pain in the neck. ' Fas'teh /ri^ safety belts saves necks. ,, Npt tpVTiention. lives. 'y^^^ji^spf^ 10,000 lives could be isayddjiE )yi ^)yy (^4f /f'9ye/yon safety belts. ' fijsnfifipiti^^ frustrating for us to \ see' P/e !9pl,0 ig^'i^e t/ieir safety belts - it's heartbreaking when vire think of the serious injuries that could be prevented. And the lives that could be saved. Buckling your safety belts should be the first thing you do. Every time you get in your car. It takes only a second. And it's a habit that becomes y^'^j >a^ second natu re. So please get the safety z^'''**"'^' belt habit. For the ride of your life. NAQA Dealers displaying Itils seal subscribe to the NADA ^-5.^^.' Code of Business Practices. Address correspondence to Consumer Relations Service, 2000 "K" Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 National Automobile Dealers Association OMiciJil oiganifdhon of Amtric« » li«richifted new cnf and lioth (|p.ilf>i>i • Wjihlnglon. 0 C. on* in a writ. prMtnl.<l by M.A.D.A., The Hutchinson mm. and iho now car dealers of our community. a better bread .. naturally. Because we bake our bread the natural way. And ttiis means without chemical preservatives to sustain a state of false freshness; without bleaching agents in the flour to achieve an unnatural degree of whiteness. Our bread is 100% bread. An honest to goodness honest loaf. And we use only polyunsaturated pure vegetable oil (no animal fat) in our bread making. A much healthier idea. People everywhere are coming back to natural foods, and we're delighted to see it. Because we've been baking our good bread the same way all this time. We think you'll like it naturally. No preservatives Unbleached flour Pure vegetable oil. We bake 36 varieties. Try a different Dillon bread tonight. Whole Wheat Is just one of our 18 dark, breads. This thin sliced loaf is packed with nutrition and makes excellent sandwiches or tdast.

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