Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 3, 1976 · Page 32
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Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, March 3, 1976
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32 CREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Wed., M«rch 3,1171 New wage laws called dangerous By W. DALE NELSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -States, cities and counties told the Supreme Court Tuesday that a 1974 law which extends federal wage regulations to their employes could lead to unbridled federal control of local government. A decision upholding the law "would strike down the last harrier preventing intrusion of Congress into the powers of thu states and localities," Gov. Calvin Hampton of Utah told the court. Hampton appeared on behalf of the National Governors Conference of which he is the immediate past chairman. Court officials said it was unusual but not unprecedented for a governor who is a lawyer to argue before the court. Solicitor General Robert Bork agreed that Congress should not be allowed to infringe on stale policy making, but argued that the 1974 act does not do that. Bork came under sharp questioning from the bench with Justice Lewis Powell Jr. observing at one point that a rul- ing upholding the act might "destroy federalism." "I am concerned whether if we decide for the government, there will indeed be any limit to how far Congress can go," Powell said. "Give me the power of the purse and I control you. I think that is inevitable." Bork argued that the law is constitutional because it does not impose any requirements on state and local bodies that the federal government does not impose on itself. "The federal government, without destroying itself, can never destroy federalism," he told the court. Bork said the court might "have to draw a line somewhere" if Congress continued to expand its authority over state affairs. "What if it's little by little, bit by bit?" asked Chief Justice Warren Burger. "What do you do? Add it all up?" The court was hearing arguments on the case for the second time. It was argued last April 16, but a little over a month later the justices announced they wanted to hear more arguments. The extension of federal over* time and other work regulations to nonsupervisory state and city employes has been held in abeyance pending a decision in the case. In 196C, the court upheld an extension of the act to employ- es of state-owned hospitals and schools. Last year, it ruled that the application of federal wage controls to state employes is constitutional. Bork argued that if these laws are constitutional, it follows that the 1974 act is also. Charles Rhyne of Washington, arguing for the local governing bodies, disputed Bork's contention that the act does not intrude into policy. "What is policy except the spending of money?" he asked. Rhyne said that the $2.30 per hour minimum wage, plus overtime and other provisions, would cost state and local governments more than $1 billion dollars per year. Bork disputed these figures and said a government study showed the cost would be $410 million. Last Vietnam war dead returned PERFECT PERCH FOR MARDIGRAS--A carnival goer finds a way to get above the crowd by climbing a traffic light on Canal Street in New Orleans as the annual procession of Rex passes highlighting Mardi Gras Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of spectators crowded the streets as usual for the celebration. (AP Wirephoto) By WILLIAM C. HOOP DESMOINES. Iowa (UPI) -Marine Lance Cpl. Darwin L. Judge came back to Iowa Tuesday night, not to the hardly hidden pride in the eyes of parents or the smile of a girlfriend but to a cold, windy Iowa night. Six Marines lifted his flag- draped casket from the same van that carries airline baggage. Judge, who always wanted to be a Marine, was a casualty of the Vietnam War at age 19, killed by Communist rocket fire that pelted Tan Son Nhut Airport in Saigon in the final, hectic days of the American evacuation last spring. He and Marine Cpl. Charles McMahon Jr., of Woburn, Mass., were among the last Americans killed in the war, but their bodies were inadvertently left in Vietnam. Aides to Sen. Edward Kennedy, D- Mass., flew to Thailand late last month to obtain their release. The bodies, after being positively identified in Bangkok, were flown Monday to California and left for their final destinations Tuesday. The arrival of Judge's coffin was delayed when Des Moines Municipal Airport was closed by fog and the plane was diverted to Omaha. After a six-hour wait, the casket, escorted by Darwin's brother. Air Force Staff Sgt. I-oren Judge, 26, began the Final leg of its journey to Iowa, The plane arrived at a nearly deserted airport. All passengers aboard left the plane except Loren Judge, who held a brief reunion aboard the craft with his brother-in-law, Greg De- Saul nier. Airline baggage handlers removed the casket from the hold of the plane and placed it inside a blue van which was driven to the waiting hearse. The six Marines, Loren Judge, dressed in his Air Force uniform; and DeSaulnier lined up on either side of the van and gently lifted the casket into the hearse. The Marine captain in charge gave a command, his troops saluted and the hearse began Judge's last journey home. "He wanted to be the toughest they had," Mrs. Henry Judge said of her son the day she learned he had been killed. "He was different than most kids. Wherever there was heavy, hard work, he was there." Half of Marshalltown turned out at a memorial service in Judge's honor in the high school gymnasium last May, but the funeral Saturday will be privale, Mrs. Judge said. Lenten quiet covers New Orleans streets Kidnapers still hold U.S. citizen By MARTIN P. HOUSEMAN CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) -- Police investigating the kidnaping of an American businessman have detained about 100 leftists despite guerrilla threats to kill their hostage if authorities "apply repressive measures." William Nichous, 45, a native of Toledo, Ohio, and vice president of Owens Illinois of Venezuela, was abducted from his home Friday night by seven masked gunmen. Since the kidnaping, police have found a getwaway car with Niehous' clothes and wallet in the trunk and identified two of the kidnapers as left-wing guerrillas. They' said they suspect a third may be an ex-employe of Owens Illinois, a glass-making firm. But the investigation has run into a dead end, and police and Niehous family sources said Tuesday they have had no contact with the kidnapers. An ultraleftist organization calling itself "Group of Revolutionary Commands" claimed responsibility for the kidnaping in a seven-page manifesto sent to a local newspaper. "We herewith warn police authorities that if they apply repressive measures, this will lead to the summary execution of the foreign capitalist agent," the manifesto said. But police said Tuesday they have arrested an estimated 100 leftists in a search for clues. Most of those detained later were released, they said. Police said they anticipated the kidnapers might contact them about ransom now that the pre-Lenten holiday weekend has ended and banks will be open. But the manifesto disclaimed ransom. Instead, the guerrillas said they would hold a "revolutionary trial," charging Niehous with meddling in Venezuela's internal affairs. The guerrillas said they would use secret Owens Illinois documents as evidence, prompting. police suspicions that one of the kidnapers is an ex-Owens Illinois employe. Police have identified two of the kidnapers as Jose Asdrubal Guzman Cordero, 22, and Angel Simon Marquci, 23, both guerrillas who have served prison terms. Marquez was paroled seven months ago after his conviction for participating in the 1973 kidnaping of West German Consul Kurt Nage! Von Jesse. Guzman and 22 comrades escaped from San Carlos military prison Jan. 18, 1975. Police said some of the other escapees could be involved in the Niehous affair. By PETER M. ZOLLMAN NEW ORLEANS (UPI) - As hundreds of spectators jostled for position, one of the gaily dressed transvestites at the annual Mardi Gras male beauty contest reached In his belt. He slowly and suggestively pulled out a long pink rubber snake. The crowd went wild. "Throw it here!" "We love va,baby!""0ooo-wee!" He threw it into a solid line of outstretched arms, blew a kiss to the mob below and sauntered down the flatbed truck as (he next contestant moved forward. The sideshow in the French Quarter on the final day of Mardi Gras Tuesday attracted a cheering, beer-drinking, mostly adult crowd to Bourbon Street, while elsewhere in the city thousands of families and more sedate carnival-goers watched bumper-to-bumper parades along historic St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street. "This is fun, but I'm lired of posing," said Eric, dressed in a white boa, long gloves, black high heels and a G-string which covered next to nothing. "I've had enough pictures taken. "Let's go party," he told his friend Herb, who was similarly dressed. They gave one last big hug and kiss for the crowd and wandered off, arm in arm. "This is the most insane thing I've seen in my entire life," said 20-year-old Vicky Dicks of Los Angeles as she walked along Bourbon Street with parade souvenir "doubloons" tucked in her bikini top. "It's pretty crazy. I'm just really tired. I got up early today and went to all the parades," said Debbie Barker, 23, a medical receptionist from Lincoln Park, Mich. "I think it's really different, especially if you've never seen anything like it before." At the beauty contest, contestants pranced about hugging and waving on two flatbed Sprina and winter battle for dominion By United Press International Spring and winter battled for dominion over the nation Tuesday but each appeared holding its ground. The only losers were residents of snow- clogged or rain-soaked battlegrounds. Snow, ice storms and battering rains raked the west, the Midwest and portions of the Northeast while springlike weather set flowers into bloom south and east of the storm belt. The violent clash of the seasons claimed at least ten lives. Accidents on icy highways killed two persons in Min- Pope of Ash Wednesday ceremony trucks in the heart of the steamy Quarter. They all wore elaborate headpieces, brightly festooned with feathers and paint. All wore makeup, many wore glitter and sequins. "It's a beautiful day and everybody is really nice," said 28-year-old Andy, wearing a metallic Aztec costume he worked on for four months. "The only thing wrong is, they don't say please when they ask to take your picture." But 19-year-old Kathy Camp- bell of Toronto, who was Most were cleared out after 10 handing out Hare Krishna p.m. literature, said the revelry was disgusting. "It's hellish," she said. "It's so degraded I can't believe it. This whole carnival is nothing but sense gratification." More than one million persons jammed the French Quarter and central business area at the peak of the festivities under sunny skies and mid 70-degree weather. NUGGETS FAMILY DAY Head of household pays full price all other members pay 'A price. Daily from the CARROLL RIGHTER INSTITUTE l.y chai Vatica 1'aul V) ex tends his arms to the crowd as he is carried ir during the Abh Wednesday general audience he held in n City today. This evening the pontiff will attend the Ash Wednesday ceremony marking the beginning of Lent, the 40 daypcriodofpcnancethatleadstoKaster.(APWircphoto) nesota, two in Wisconsin and one each in Michigan and New York. Four Union Pacific Railroad repairmen were killed Monday when a freight train rammed into the rear of a small, motorized crew car during a blinding blizzard near Montpelier, Idaho. Powerful snows hog-tied much of the west, the Plains and the upper Midwest and another snowstorm plagued primary voters in much of Massachusetts and Vermont. The town of Mount Holly, Vt., postponed voting until Friday after up to eight inches of snow bogged roads. Up to four feet of snow clogged the California Sierra and 20 inches cluttered in Utah's high country. Rescue workers searched the Sierra for two Lake Tahoe youths missing since Sunday on a cross-country ski outing. South Dakota and Nebraska also were hard hit. Ten inches of snow belted portions of Michigan, stacking into five-foot drifts. More than 20,000 Detroit homes and businesses were left without power for a time as freezing rain and high winds ripped down power lines. Freezing rain laid down a treacherous carpet of ice from central Wisconsin and Michigan ' into southern New England. Trees and power lines snapped under the weight of the clinging ice in Erie, Pa., and portions of central Michigan. Potent thunderstorms buffeted eastern Missouri and Illinois and stretched into portions of Wisconsin, Indiana and lower Michigan. Urban and lowland flooding was reported in northwest Indiana and officials were considering evacuations along the Muskegon River in lower Michigan. But spring blossomed to the south and cast. Forsythia and japonica flowered in Southern Illinois as temperatures hovered near 80 and flowering bulbs burst into hloom in Indianapolis. FORECAST FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1976 GENERAL TENDENCIES: The eirly part of the day i* good for usinp your vitality to pet much done and to test your abilities. The afternoon and evening bring obstacles to dampen your ardor. ARIIiS (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19} If you get in eirly start at whatever is important, you have fine results following. Enjoy the social this evening. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Get the support needed from a higher-up for an important project you have in mind. Obtain data from the right source. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Friends can be helpful in the morning but are likely to be testy later, so use good judgment. Sidestep an argument. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Be sure to handle a confidential matter wisely. A career plan should be put in operation without delay. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Plan some changes you want to make early and then handle regular routines. Cultivate a new acquaintance in the evpning. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) You can handle an obligation well, but avoid persons whose views arc different from yours. Use good judgment. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Make sure you keep a promise you've made to an associate. A plan you have in mind may not work out as you wish. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You are enthusiastic in the morning about your work but later become lackadaisical. Don't neglect needed exercise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Engage in those creative outlets that are important early in the day and then go out for recreations your enjoy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Use wisdom in the handling of any problematical affairs at home and you avoid trouble. Take it easy tonight. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Handle important tasks early in the day. Later study your financial situation. Use extreme care in motion tonight. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) You know how to handle a practical affair so put your talent to work early in the day. Use your own good judgment. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he or she will require a fine education to become successful. Teach to finish whatever has once been started, since there is a tendency to jump from one thing to the other before it is completed, owing to the many talents. "The 1 Stare impel, they do not compel." What you make of your life is largely up to YOU! Carroll Righter's Individual Forecast for your sign for March is now ready. For your copy send your birthdate and $1 to Carroll Rightcr Forecast (name of newspaper), P.O. Box 629, Hollywood, Calif. 90028. ((c) 1976, McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Denver Nuggets vs Virginia Squires S U N . , M A R C H 7 2:35 Tickets at Family Rale available only at NuXRels Arena Rax Office. SKI HIDDB4 MLLEY for less clip mis ad and save a buck! on an all-day lift ticket! Regular $6.50 value $4.75 weekends $3.75 weekdays with this coupon \ /HlDDtN I/ALLEY V 10 miles west 4 of Eslos Park in the Rocky Mtn. National Park AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAS 1 Saturday/ March 6 7-10 a.m. at McDonald's Restaurant 2440 8th Avenue $ 1.00 · hotcakes/sausage · coffee · orange drink Proceeds will be used to sponsor a foreign exchange student at Grecley West, Greeley Central and University High during 1976-1977.

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