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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas • Page 1

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Martha John urn ps off poll tied I wag i I I (C) New York Times WASHINGTON John Mitchell, one of the capital's most powerful men during the last 3 years, resigned Saturday as President Nixon's campaign manager following what amounted to an ultimatum from his wife that he choose either her or politics. In a tetter to the President dated Friday, Mitchell said he had "eagerly" anticipated my time and energy" to Nixon's re-election effort, but had found that "1 can no longer do so and still meet the one obligation which must come first: the happiness and welfare "of my wife and daughter." In reply, Nixon said he appreciated the "compelling reasons" for Mitchell's decision and then moved swiftly to find a successor. Early Saturday afternoon, the committee to re-elect the President announced Clark MacGregor would become the new campaign director and Mitchell would serve the committee in an advisory capacity. MacGregor is currently the President's chief adviser on Congressional relations. He served 10 years in house of Representatives as a congressman from Minnesota before failing in a try for the Senate in 1970.

Extraordinary In recent days, Mitchell's outspoken and often controversial wife, Martha, has resurfaced in the news in a series of extraor- dinary newspaper interviews in which she has set forth her conviction, in no uncertain terms, that her husband must leave politics. At least 2 of these interviews were based on telephone calls which Mrs. Mitchell placed to Helen Thomas, a reporter for United Press International, from various parts of the country. On Thursday, June 22, she called Miss Thomas from California with her first threat to leave her husband, and described herself as a "political prisoner." Last Sunday, in a call from the Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., Mrs. Mitchell told Miss Thomas she loved her husband "very much" but reaffirmed her decision to leave him unless he abandoned politics and "all those dirty things that go on" in the political world.

Reached by telepnone the same day, Mitchell said his wife's decision was "news to me," but he left on Monday for Rye after a conference with the President. He and Mrs. Mitchell remained at the club for 3 days in seclusion. Mitchell then returned to Washington and disclosed his decision to the President at the White House Friday. No pressure The published reports of Mrs.

Mitchell's telephone calls caused comment in the White House and elsewhere in official Washington, and even momentary embarrassment among some Republicans, but investigation Saturday turned up no evidence that any pressure had been applied on Mitchell to resign. Nixon has supported colleagues of lesser stature and prominence than Mitchell during periods of personal or official difficulty, and sources close to him insisted he had left the decision to his former attorney general. Judging both by his letter to the President and the private testimony of his friends, Mitchell's decision was based largely on a deep conviction that to do otherwise might well risk the future of his marriage and would almost certainly contribute little to the serenity of his wife, a colorful personality in an otherwise somber Republican administration, who harbors.strong emotional views on people and issues and has displayed few inhibitions about revealing them. Buf 'it's inflationary, he says Nixon signs bill providing big Social Security hike WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon signed on Saturday a 20 percent boost in Social Security benefits to start in September. But he called the measure fiscally irresponsible and said it will cause a deficit that must be offset by cuts in other programs.

The Social Security measure, the biggest money increase in the program's history, was tied to a bill extending the nation's S4SO-billion debt ceiling through Oct. 31 of this year. This linkage, sponsored by Democrats in Congress but voted for by most Republicans, made it impossible for Nixon to veto the Social Security boost without killing the increase in the debt ceiling. Had the ceiling not been increased it would have automatically dropped to $400 billion, thus crippling the government fiscally. Among his serious objections, Nixon said in a White House statement shortly before departing for a two-week stay in Califor nia, is that this set the stage for what could be "a frantic, election-eve scramble to attach a whole collection of seemingly attractive, politically popular but fiscally irresponsible riders" to the next debt-ceiling bill.

He said he is placing Congress on notice now that if this occurs and offsetting cuts in other programs cannot be made, "then I will not hesitate to exercise my right and responsibility to veto." Congress rushed through the measure Friday just before recessing until July 17 and made it possible for the Social Secur- ity payments to be reflected in checks received Oct. 3--a month before the election. The Social Security provisions also provide for future automatic increases linked to cost-of-living rises. And it includes prompt tax refunds for those who suffered from the Hurricane Agnes and South Dakota flood disasters. Two Ft.

Riley youths drown at AAilford lake JUNCTION CITY, Kan (AP) Two would be issued citations. Such a violation boys drowned Saturday in Milford Reser- is a federal offense, he said. vbir. Last weekend, 2 men Abilene They were identified as Mark Kitzmil- drowned in the reservoir. ler, .11, and William Kitzmiller, 7, sons of Mr.

William Kitzmiller of Ft. Ri- The-Geary County sheriff's office said WASHINGTON (AP)--Julie Nixon Eis- bwi boyles had been recovered. enhower is lending her name to. a maga- 'A spokesman for-the Corps of Engineers promotional sale of needlework kits saidHhe'boys were swimming in a restrict- with White House heirloom designs. The ecTarea.

He added that, persons found money will go toward raising money for in restricted the future the upkeep of White House furnishings. Good or bad Samaritan? Vincent Lopez, Denver, thought he was being a good Samaritan when he rescued this sick fawn from a Wyoming roadside and nursed it back to health. However, federal and Wyoming officials accuse Lopez of taking the animal for a pet and have vowed to see that he is penalized. (UPI Photo) tx The SUNDAY EDITION Salina Journal lOlstYEAR No. 184 SALINA, KANSAS, SUNDAY, JULY 2,1972 72 Pages Fearsome flames Fire rampages out of control on land farmed by Gale and Gordon Walle north of Salina Friday afternoon.

The fire, caused by an overheated truck engine, destroyed the vehicle and 300 bushels of newly-cut grain it carried. Five acres of standing wheat were destroyed before firemen extinguished the blaze. (Journal Photo by Evelyn Burger) Family reunion? More a convention! i i i-i i i 1 If Mrs. Alois Schneweis, 809 S. llth, is called "mom" or "grandma" by many different people Sunday, she won't be too surprised.

For the first time in 20 years, her 13 living children and their spouses, 38 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren are all in Salina to visit her. Home to visit their mother are Mrs. Earl (Katie) O'Connor, Concordia; Mrs. Amos (Cecilia) Hemmerlein, Duboise, Mrs. Glenn (Eunice) Pennington and Frank, both of Wichita; Adolph, Kansas City, Herman, Mountain View, Clemens, San Inside Features Area news 29 Local 16-26 Comics 39 Markets 6 Courts Opinion 4 Cross puzzle 33 Pop Scene 31 Deaths 7 Sports 21-25 Dr.Thosteson .28 TV-films 30 Grain Trade is Want-Ads 35-39 Hospitals 7 Weather 7 Jeane Dixon 28 Women.

9-13 Luis Obispo, Rudolph, Columbus, Herb, 908 S. 9th; Norbert, 624 W. Iron; Mrs. Earl (Irene) Bondy, 2160 Wesley, and Mary and Dorothy of the home. What was it like to be raised in a 15-child family? (2 sons, Gilbert and Bernard, are deceased.) "There was a lot of love and a lot of hard knocks," said Mrs.

Clemens Schneweis. "Their home life was happy and they were taught to love God by Mom and Pop, who were very religious." The Schneweis family moved in 1927 from Claflin to a farm west of Salina. Guess who! Anti-war groups would be hard put to recognize one of their staunch advocates who is shown in this 1962 Army photo when she was "Miss Army She is none other than actress Jane Fonda. In 1962 she was making radio commercials advertising what a great life the Army offered. Alois Schneweis died in 1962.

and Mrs. Schneweis moved to Salina in 1965; The whole family, plus: several aunts and uncles, was making plans to' attend Sunday mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cathedral. "There will be 130 of us going, so they've' reserved a section," Mrs. Schneweis. A family dinner follows at the old farm home and most of the group will visit through Tuesday.

"Mom is 82 and very happy to see us all again." Highlights WORLD SOUTH Vietnam's offensive is slowed, Pg. 2. NATION DEMOCRATIC party scuffle hurts practically everyone, Pg. 2. JOHN Mitchell bows to wishes of his wife, Pg.

1. NIXON signs bill providing big Social Security boost, Pg. 1. KANSAS RELIGION still alive and well in Western Kansas, Pg. 8.

ARMED robbers get $5,000 at Abilene, Pg. 16. FORMER Bennington girl, now a professional singer, returns to the area, Pg. 16. SALINA NEW House of Agape director admits it made mistakes, plans to "clean Pg.

16. Follow Fido with a bag Lindsay would make dog-owners clean up the messes in New York A pastoral scene in pastor's pasture Contented cattle lie in pastor's farmyard, just across road from church in Rawlins county. For a vivid view of re- ligious life in Western Kansas, see story and color photographs on Pg. 8. (Journal Photo by Fritz Mendell) (C) New York Times NEW YORK Mayor John V.

Lindsay proposed a new law Saturday under which dog owners would have to clean up after their pets on city streets or face penalties of up to $100 in fine and 30 days in jail. The dog litter bill, which would permit an exception only for a blind person with a guide dog, was submitted to the city council as the best solution for what the mayor said was' the growing problem of streets, sidewalks and parks "made filthy and unhealthy by some dog owners who are thoughtless." Lindsay praised dogs as "useful and loyal," but added: "For those who find the job of cleaning up after their dog unpleasant, they might well consider the outraged feelings of other New Yorkers who walk through and in the maze of dog litter that befouls our city." The proposal did not appeal to Max Schnapp, the president of the Pet Owners Protective association, a group of dog owners he numbers at 200 who banded together initially on the threat of dog bans in apartment houses. "This is pet hysteria," Schnapp, a semi- retired mechanic said. He predicted that many of the owners of the city's 310,000 licensed dogs would rise up in anger at the legislation. However, Jerome Kretchmer, the city's Environmental Protection administrator, said a number of pet product companies offer clean-up devices, consisting basically of.

a bag and scooper. Dear Sal When they say they're "brown-bagging" in New York it won't mean they're carrying a bottle of booze..

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