Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 9, 1975 · Page 1
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Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 9, 1975
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Weotfwr Ouf/ook Thursday Showers Possible (Details on page12) 128th Year, 24 pages JOURNAL-STANDARD Henry's Freeport, Illinois, Wednesday, July 9, 1975 'PickedUp' WASHINGTON (UPI) - There they were. Five plastic bags of garbage sit-, ting on the sidewalk outside Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's Georgetown house, waiting for pickup Tuesday morning. There he was. National Enquirer reporter James L. (Jay) Gourley, 27, ,who had a nose for news, if not garbage, and was told by his editors to pick up the trash a'nd sort through it for any scraps of information that would make a good story. .There was the Secret Service agent, standing guard at the'door, "who started screaming and whistling," says Gourley. "When the garbage seizure incident 'ended 2^ hours later, Gourley had the trash bags secure in his car and the police, despite requests from the Secret Service, refused to arrest Gourley. ', The State Department said later Kissinger was "really revolted by this act" and Mrs. Kissinger was caused "great anguish." Gourley, 27, said in an interview that hiSypaper had consulted ajawyer and determined, as, did the police, that the garbage was on public property'arid therefore available to the enterprising reporter. , .'. , He declined "for crass and commercial reasons" to disclose what he learned. But he conceded that going through the garbage is "a rather'un- pleasant task." He recounted the incident as one of humor and said the Secret Service agents were really very nice about it, although, not trained to cope with a garbage snooper. One of them, he said, complimented him on his investigative techniques. Ironically, another Kissinger garbage story appeared just the day before. The Washington Star gossip column reported Mrs. Kissinger told Women;s Wear Daily.the secretary of state is "really very sweet" but lie never takes out the garbage. "Whoever happens to, be there when the garbage collector comes sort of runs out with it, but Henry never does." 15 Cents Joint Space Shot ing Begins Reporter With Kissinger's Trash Soviet Grain Deal Possible, Says Butz Bu United Press International Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz today called unconfirmed reports of-a possible sale of U. S. grains to the USSR "more than a rumor," because of crop deterioration in growing regions of the Soviet Union; "I think the Russians will have to buy some grain from the U. S. and Canada;" Butz said in a Kansas City news conference, adding, "As of last night, no private grain trader had reported any sales of 100.0M tens or more CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) Russia's ambassador to the.United States will watch next Tuesday's Apollo launch and, in return, the Soviets have lowered secrecy barriers at their cosmodrome and invited the American ambassador there, it was announced today. An embassy spokesman in Moscow said U. S. ambassador Walter J. Stoes- • sel Jr. will fly to the Baikonur Cosmo- drome in central Asia on the morning of the launch of two Soyuz cosmonauts July 15 and return to Moscow later in the day. He will be the first American to witness a Russian space shot. The Soyuz takes off at 7 { :20 a.m.CDT to open the joint Soviet-American space flight.' The Apollo will follow 7% hours later fronv here. , 'The space agency said Anatoly F. Dobrynin, Russia's ambassador, will watch the Soyuz launching on television at the State Department in Washington and then fly to the Cape for the afternoon Apollo takeoff. Preliminary countdown wbrk begins late today for the Apollo flight and the Apollo launch director says everything is ready. "From this point on it's just a matter of doing the appointed work," said Walter Kapryan in an interview from his Kennedy Space Center office overlooking the launch complex. Astronauts Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand and Donald K. "Dek£" Slayton were in Houston for last-minute prepa- > WASHINGTON; (UPI) - Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger flew to Europe today lamenting that Israel and Egypt were "hot anywhere near" the point of concluding a Middle East peace agreement. ^During a trip that will take him to Paris, Geneva, Bonn and London, Kissinger planned to discuss the Middle East situation and other matters with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, , , ,"-He told reporters before his depar-" ture that he and his aides "attach gteat importance!' to the meeting with Rabin; "all of which'is part of our effort to encourage the process of peace in:the Middle East." ' ' XAsked about reports thaUhe United States was going to offer additional commitments or assurances to Israel, Kissinger responded: ;-"Any progress towards/peace in the Middle East has two elements: the negotiations between the parties in the Middle East and what the United States can contribute in the way of any assurances or acting as a transmitter. , of assurances between -the^tWo sides. Whatever is humanly possible to do, the United States will do." ":Kissinger'said reports that a new agreement has already been wrapped lip were "totally wrong." Asked if they were approaching that' point, he replied,"No,' we are not anywhere near that point. But all sides, Israel and Egypt, are working seriously and, of course, the United States has repeatedly expressed its interest in promoting peace on a basis just to all." -Kis^uger goes tirst to Paris to discuss efforts to convene a conference of oil consuming and producing nations. , President Valery. Giscard d'Estaing last week announced his determination to reconvene a preparatory meeting to arrange an energy and raw materials summit.; The first such French-sponsored preparatory meeting ran into a deadlock, last April. " Officials said Kissinger arid French' officials may also discuss Giscard d'Estaing's idea that the leading industrialized powers hold an informal top- level meeting to discuss reform of the ailing world monetary system. '-. Kissinger then flies to Geneva for talks with Gromyko on disarmament .and the Middle East. The two men also will attempt to lay the groundwork for a summit between President Ford and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev later this year. These talks also were expected to have a decided effect on whether there will be a European security conference held in Helsinki later this month! U.S. officials indicated the meeting -which Ford expects to attend -may begin July 28 if agreement is reached soon. • *. _•. When Kissinger goes to Bonn Friday for talks with German officials, he also will meet with Rabin, who currently is meetjng with West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. The Kissinger-Rabin meeting will be held Saturday. Kissinger scheduled his meeting with Rabin after .talks in Washington Monday night with Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz in which the two men haggled over the political price Israel shpuld pay to get both a pledge from § gypt against further warfare and a is. pledge of new arms aid. as required by law." The reports sent grain futures prices skyrocketing for a time Tuesday. Butz said there is substantial, evidence available to indicate dry weather has taken its toll in.Soviet pro ducing areas. He said the crop now is expected to be less than the 200 million tons previously estimated. • Much of the news concerning the possibility of a Soviet purchase of American grains had been circulated for several days around the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, world's largest commodities futures trading exchange. By Tuesday, the/rumors had reached such a pitch that wheat, corn an<jh<,saybeans .futures prices sky: rocketed to permissible limit advances many minute's prior to the closing bell. Prices today were only moderately higher at the opening, but wheat, corn and soybeans made a sharp move upward a few minutes later'to new contract highs in ,seveal instarices, a CBOT official said. Two London newspapers reported Tuesday the Soviet Union has quietly chartered enough ships to carry up to four million tons of wheat to Russia from the.United States.and,Canada. The reports.appeared at the same timej the International Wheat Council; •: headquarter,ed/|n London, reported the Soviet Union iriay have to import five million.tons of wheat or more this year because of shortages. Dr. Robert Lewis, a Kansas agricultural expert, has predicted a deal,that would make "peanuts" of the 1972? wheat purchase. rations. After rehearsing orbital rendezvous procedures in a spacecraft trainer today, they were to get another Russian language lesson. They fly here Sunday. Their Apollo is scheduled to take off at 3:50 p.m. EDT July 15, 7% hours after cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov are launched from their desert base in central Asia. The crews will meet in orbit two days later and fly together for 44 hours. The preliminary part of the long American countdown was scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. EDT with the countdown clock at the minus 131 hours and 30 minutes mark. This work deals mostly with flight preparations on the Apollo spacecraft and runs until Sunday when the final-part of the countdown begins. Kapryan said launch preparations have moved well during recent months with no major problems since eight cracked fins were replaced on the tail of the Saturn IB rocket. He said the latest word from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome was that work there also was proceeding smoothly. Another status report from Russia is scheduled to be transmitted to the Johnson Space Center in Houston Thursday after the Soyuz spaceship is mounted on its rocket. The 162-foot Soviet rocket and spacecraft assembly goes to its firing pad Friday, Kapryan's biggest worry now is the DUTCH QUEEN JULIANA leads the pack as she fakes part In a Dutch tourist four-day cycling tour through the province of Drente in Rolde, Holland, Tuesday. Some 14,500 persons are taking part in the event. The monarch remained with the group for about 10 miles and then departed for home.-UPI Photo. threat of thunderstorms at iaunun time. "The weather at this time of the year, and particularly in the afternoon, has to be of concern," he said. "We are concerned. I've personally faced this situation with a number of our launches. "In view of the fact that this is an international launch, we are jtaking some special pains to be as completely knowledgeable as possible with respect to the weather." He said airplanes will measure the electrical potential of nearby cumulus clouds on, launch day and other- aircraft will be ready to dump millions of tiny metal-coated fibers in potential thunderclouds in an attempt to dissipate their charge before they grow into thunderhcads. May Lift Turkish Arms Ban WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Ford today announced a compromise solution with key members of Cf ^ress that would permit the releas <>f $70 million in arms aid to Turkey. Ford told reporters during an impromptu news conference that the compromise to partially lift the arms shipment ban was worked ( out with some 100 members of Congress from both parties at a 90-minute breakfast meeting. He explained that the Turkish government already has paid for some $70 million in arms assistance. Authorization for the sale stalled after Congress blocked further shipment of military hardware until progress is made between Turkey and Greece in reaching a settlement of the Cyprus conflict. The compromise also would permit further military, sales to Turkey, but no outright grants in arms aid, Rep. Thomas Morgan, D-Pa., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,' said he hoped to hold hearings on the compromise Thursday, and to report out the bill by Friday. Ford said that he hoped there would be House action before July 17 —the deadline when Turkey wants to reopen negotiations on the future of American bases in Turkey. Ford said He also believed that the comprpmise solution would speed up negotiations over the Cyprus problem. Congress voted to cut off arms aid to Turkey effective Feb. 5, 1975, because the Turks violated U.S. aid provisions in using American equipment in Intervening in Cyprus last July. The cut-off has caused a deep strain in U.S.-Turkish relations, causing i ui'ney 10 call for renegotiation of the ' status of U.S. bases on Turkish soil. Park Board Budget Rises 9.5% The Freeport Park Board adopted an operating budget of nearly half a million dollars for fiscal 19751976 Tuesday night. The budget totals $490,496-an increase of 9.5 per cent over, last year's $443,796. • '"• No new line items are included except a salary for the superintendent of parks. This position had been called park foreman. The largest line item increases are in utilities. Gas and oil (in the corporate and recreation accounts) jumped from $4,000 last year to $6,000 this year. Electric service in the recreation account .moved from $6,000 last year to $10,000 this year, due to huge rate increases, Steven Riser, director of parks'said. There is no huge increase to account for the difference but rather small increases on most line items. Riser explained. ..'... This year's totals (followed by last year's in parenthesis) are: general corporate: $105,400 ($131,350); recreation: $155,800 ($98,600); museum: $9,950 ($19,500); liability insurance: $12,000 ($11,100): audit: $1,900 ($1,600); Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund: $25,000 ($20,000); and Park Hills Golf Course: $180,446 ($161,646). The sizable increase in the recreation figure is due to a change in bookkeeping. Concession operation salaries and expenses and the Oakdale Nature Preserve expenses are now under this heading. Oakdale had been under the museum account. The 9,5 per cent increase in the total budget is due largely to the-$18,800. increase in the golf course budget, board president John Luecke pointed out. The golf course increase accounts for 40 per cent of the total increases. Park Hills is a self-supporting operation and should have its own budget, he said. Later in the meeting, commissioner Elmer Hildebrandt said the courses are enjoying an 11 per cent increase in revenues this season. The budget does not include any scheduled salary increases. The board will examine the situation in the last quarter of calendar 1975 and, if income allows, award increases, Luecke said. (The^tax levy for the Freeport Park District was .3745 pe'r $100 of assessed valuation. This is at the limit in the general corporate, recreation and museum accounts, Riser said, but the levy could go higher due to other categories not at maximum levels. The. park district's assessed valuation is $96,654,208.) Total wages paid during the past fiscal year amounted to $215,000, including $160,000 for the district's 16 full time employes. The highest salaries are for the director of parks ($13,000), the pro manager of the golf course ($15,000) and the superintendent of parks ($9,350), The park district staff has not increased in size in five years, Riser noted. No one called or came to the park district office to inspect the budget during the month it was on file, Riser said. Total revenues expected from all sources for the fiscal year are $596,469 including tax revenues of $357,000. Total expenditures for the fiscal year are budgeted at $626,496, This figure is $136,000 higher than the operating budget to cover payments on the bond and interest on the Park Hills bond issue, the 1970 and the 1974 bond issues, Luecke said. Cash balance at the end of the fiscal year was about $71,000 Riser said. The district's fiscal year runs from June 1,1975, to May 31, 1976. DAYTON, Tenn. (UPI) - Fifty summers ago, thousands of people thronged the tree-shaded courthouse green to laugh at trained chimpanzees, ,hear sidewalk sermons, drink "monkey soda" and soak up the silver- tongued oratory of William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrbw. The issue was" the creation of man and the arguments were Darwin's theory of evolution versus the Genesis account of creation in the Bible. ' What began as a publicity stunt to put this sleepy farming town on the map ended as one of the world's most famous court trials. - .It started one lazy July evening in 1925 in Robinson's Drug Store. A group of men were discussing the new "Monkey Law" passed by the Tennessee legislature and decided to try for a court test case in Dayton. John Thomas Scopes, a young science teacher and coach, challenge the law on grounds it violated freedom of speech. The textbook Scopes used v^as in direct conflict with ' the new legislative act "making it unlawful for ajiy.teacher in any school supported in, whole or part by the state to tejich ajny.theory that denies the story of, the Divine creation of man as . taught in the Bible," The law, termed a "damn fool bill" by then Gbv. Austin Peay, finally w§s repealed in 1967. State lawmakers replaced it in 1973 with a statute requiring all high school biology textbooks include the Genesis version in discussions of man's origin, The instigators of the Scopes trial had planned a quick justice of the peace ruling that might go as far as the state supreme court. What they did not expect were'40,000 people, some 200 reporters from as far away as London, or the show put on by three-time presidential candidate, for- Summers Ago DARROW BRYAKT mer Secretary of State and world-renowned fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan in his defense of the law, and the truculent Clarence Darrow in his attacK on it. The trial began July 10 arid ended July 21, 1925. Those who still remember it tell of the festive, carnival air of those three weeks in Dayton. Every huckster, fire and.brimstone preacher and souvenir seller for miles around converppd on this mountain village. Cloth monkeys were hastily sewn, stuffed and hawked on street corners. Trainers brought in mangy chimpanzees and flea-bitten gorillas to exhibit to the curious public for a nickel. The most famous 01 Un? u«,,i^» was Joe Mindy, who sported a checkered vest, spats,, snap . brim fedora and played a piano and carried his golf clubs everywhere. M I'll never forget the day they brought him into the drug store to have a Coca-Cola," said Ed Pierce, 75, a soda jerk in Robinson's at the time. "The monkey was wearing a suit, just like a man's, and he sat up on me stool. "I gave him a Coke and he drank it just as neat as you please. I broke the glass and threw it away afterwards. Later, we started calling Coke 'monkey soda.' " Darrow in his straw boater and fireman's suspenders, and Bryan with his ever-present palm fan and huge paunch, were longtime personal friends despite their differences on many subjects. It was the first time the two had appeared in the same court, and the press flocked to Dayton to record the legal duel. After all the hoopla and Darrow's famous interrogation of Bryan -who claimed belief in every aspect of Genesis from the serpent to the Ark Scopes was found guilty July 21, 1925, of violating the "Monkey Law" and fined $100. The ruling later was overturned on appeal. Y JOHN SCOPES

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