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Wednesday, December 4, 1968
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FINAL ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ EDITION Mu (£nrssf (Tribune WEATHER Snow flurries; strong, shifting winds ( northwest) 20-30 mph.; near 20 tonight. Thursday’s high, mid-20s; high winds to continue. VOLUME 64, NUMBER 198 48 Pages LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. 4, 1968 Six Sections ’ PRICE TEN CENTS r DAVID FRIEDMAN URGES SCHOOL FUNDS 6th Grader Savs Students Seek Good Education. HOW LONG MUST WE WAIT FOR NEW SHOWER ROOM?” Jackie Sanny, Logan High School Student, Makes Plea. OVERFLOW CROWD FILLS COUNCIL CHAMBERS, HALLWAYS -Tr,bun# PhotM Spectators, School Board In Front Row Listen To Arguments. City Tax Rate $49 a $1,000 MADISON'S NEW TAX RATE 53 MILLS , UP 5 OVER 1968 MADISON < AP '—The City Council voted a new Madison tax rate of $53 per $1,000 assessed valuation Tuesday night, an increase of $5 over the 1968 figure. The action was accompanied by approval of city and school budgets. The city budget totaled $25.9 million and the school budget, $28.8 million. In approving the budget and the tax, the council rejected a proposed $9 car tax and approved a 3 per cent hotel-motel room tax. the doubling of building inspection fees and overtime parking fines. Hubert Declines Offer To Become U.N. Ambassador Cut In School Budget Of $707,000 To Stand Restoration Is Favored At Hearing A parade of speakers—including four students—spoke at a 2'u-hour hearing Tuesday night to endorse restoration of $707,000 cut from the city school budget request by the Common Council Finance Committee. One speaker, however, favored an even greater cut. The La Crosse School Fiscal Control Board, composed of al.. , , , , dermen and the town chairmen, 1 accepted the cut recommended by the finance committee with no significant changes. .After noting that the school a 27-percent increase over 1968 and the B> FRANK CORMIER NEW YORK (AP) — Presi- that no tax legislation gets en- dent-elect Richard M. Nixon!acted if Mills stands with the will confer here Thursday with opposition. W. Avereli Hardman, an aide Ziegler said the president- hrtT^uesUxi' announced today. The aide said elect ast month asked Hunt- t to( c 19u earlier that Nixon had talked to phrey o be his man at the Unit- fiMnce coramiltee recommend.i Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge cd Nations. Humphrey, Ziegler c(| # Is.perK:ent incrcasc. W. B. SUPT. VERGINAPOLOGIZES FOR BABY-SITTING REMARK Schools Supt. Edsel Vergin Tuesday night apologized publicly for saying earlier that if the 10 per cent or $707,000 cut in the school budget were upheld the schools would be reduced to a baby-sitting role. He opened his remarks at Tuesday night’s public hearing by saying that he had been under stress on Nov. 18, the day the statement was made, and said things he shouldn’t have. “I want to publicly apologize for making such statements and I’m referring to the infamous ‘baby-sitting’ statement,” he explained. “We will not baby sit with students. That is a mother’s prerogative. We will educate students regardless of the funds provided.” The $707,000 cut in the school request was upheld Thursday night. City Killing Tie Sought Tax Hike Is $3.75 A $1,000 By DONALD W. AFFOLTER (La Crosse Tribune Staff Writer) A 10-per-cent cut in the school budget request remained intact Tuesday night as La Crosse aldermen adopted a final city tax rate of $49 for each $1,000 of assessed valuation for the city’s 1969 budget. This is an increase of $3.75 a $ 1 , 000 . A standing-room-only crowd— mostly supporters of the school board — along with aldermen and town chairmen heard 14 speakers at Tuesday night’s public hearing on the budget. BLOOD IN FRISUO—\ burly and bloodied dissident (top photoi is led away by San Francisco police after a clash between officers and students Tuesday at San Francisco State College. Below. Police Officer Paul Juel, 23, is assisted by fellow officers after being knocked unconscious by a thrown brick. —AP Wirephoto. 32 STUDENTS ARRESTED College Kept Open Under Police Guard Most of the speakers—school administrators, teachers, students and a few taxpayers— called for restoring the $707,000 cut in the school request made By J AMES BOW SAN FRANCISCO ( AP) - Classes at San Francisco State College resumed normally today with no sign of the student strikers who battled police in a series of wild disturbances Tuesday. Neither police nor pickets were visible, follow ing what act- SHOPPING DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS In a recent survey a majority of the merchants chose the dates indicated below as their MIGHT OPENINGS for Christmas Shopping "•■DECEMBER 1968 SUN MON TUES wm THUH 16 17 OPEN 'TIL 11 18 19 MERRY CHRISTMAS 13 20 !ing President S. I. Hayakawa called a “reign of terror” by strikers the previous day. Police made 32 arrests Tuesday, and Hayakawa warned , that any new violence would be met with force. About 300 of the school’s 18.000 students appeared to be the ones who threw rocks, mud, broken bricks, glass, pine cones and boards. At least nine persons, including five policemen, were injured in the campus’ most violent day since the Black Students Union called the strike nearly four w;eeks ago. The two-day total of arrests was 42 and 14 students have been suspended from school. “If there is more tension, there will be more force,” saiid Hayakawa. Republican Gov. Ronald Reagan praised Hayakawa’s firm tactics and Democratic Mayor Joseph Alioto promised all the city police strength needed against demonstrators, whose pressure for minority group demands has disrupted the campus for most of the past months. Hayakawa, an expert in semantics, the use and meaning of words, was named acting presi-; dent by college trustees last; week. He has claimed good attendance at classes for most of! the time since he reopened them Monday. But several students have reported classes dismissed early,1 tests postponed and little or no studying. Reagan said Tuesday: “A small group of dissidents—both students and faculty—should not | See COLLEGE, Page 2 > about the possibility of Lodge said, declined, saying he wanted -phiede *1434 Cass St sneaking I R 14* B HI A HA ^ f \/| replacing Harriman as chief to return to his native \Hnneso- I M DQ ITI mOie O IQ VI SlU S American negotiator at the Viet- la_ gested that the schools could nam Peace talks in Paris. McCracken, ;>2, was a mem- .-Bve w^b a io-per-cent in- The Federal Bureau of Inves- dined to say if witnesses saw a by the Council finance commit This was announced after the ber of the three-man Council of crease •- tigation (FBI) is comparing bul- person fitting the description of tee. -ame Nixon spokesman. Ronald Economic Advisors in 1956-o9 yhiede’s suggestion would lets used last week in St. Paul a man reportedly seen near the Services and needed supply Ziegler, told newsmen that Vice during the administration of for- have meant a further cut of and La Crosse murders to see if scene of the St. Paul killing. purchases will have to be cur- President Hubert H. Humphrey mer President Dwight D. Eisen- 5325 000 . they’re linked with two killings Det. Lt. Raymond Lichtie, tailed otherwise, they said, rejected a firm offer from Nix- hower ’ * in Baltimore, Md„ last July. head of La Crosse detectives, Only one speaker favored fur- on to be U.S. ambassador to the Ziegler also was asked about: Roland Schwandt school sgb Thomas Opheim, a St. said he expects the ballistics ther cuts. United Nations. a report that Nixon planned to ^^enw^anat, scnooj 1 ^ detecUve sai(J the bullets test in Washington to take 10 The Fiscal Control Board fFC’B), with a minimum of dis- also said that six Lajcussion, next voted 15 (14 alder- Vergin sadd the district was declined 10 say wny pouce De- Crosse detectives and three uni- men and one town chairman) to Michigan to be the next chair-peace talks in Pans. nommitteH to the salarv nack lieve the cases may be connect-formed patrolmen are investi- e*ght (si* aldermen and two man of the Council of Economic * nelot^ated between the *d. gating the murder of Miss Me- town chairmen) to uphold the AdViSCTS' "Tl*re's "® «»at *ci- school board and the La Crosse St. Paul police last Saturday Dougle committ^ recOTmendation^ The nvesiiHent elpct nutting in s*on on that,” he said, acknowl- Education Association. ballistics tests showed that Miss McDougle, a 1964 Logan *707000 fecc th^n The president-elect putting m ^ discussions had So both said cuts will have the killing of Orris Boyd, 34. High School graduate, was found &>-36 T11111™- $/,07’00? less tbaI} a busy day at his Hotel Pierre ^ ^ • manager of a St. Paul loan com- lying in the back room of the the school board had requested headquarters, conferred laterj™1 *un J '«?• * 1 « u inanv on Fridav morning and loan comoanv a bullet in her but $875,000 more than the 1968 (I,(LV:rman Wiihnr Milk n Robert D. Murphy, Nixon’s for- Fiscal Control Board doesn t re- Pan>♦ on *naay morning, ana oan company a Dunet in ner. Ark of^ thTux-wnting House cign affairs go-between with the store the funds. the slaying of 22 -year-old Bon- head. The killer took $ 526.86 budget. Ways and Means Committee.^ fnT/odt'cU g it‘\Some of the secondary things M c T^ mc I p ^J s alone in’ Asked for his reaction to the United Nat,ons a rueP°? lKhat ^ixon planned to X speak Paul detective, said the bullets test i Nixon himself announced the make Ambassador Henry Cabot the $70^^ have been sent to the FBI lab-days, appointment of Dr. Paul W Lodge the head of the U.S. nego- *rs ^d re|^r“f oratorv in Washington, D.C, He He McCracken of the University of tiating team at the Vietnam ^ anc, School Supt. Mm 1 ^ why police be-Cros* Mills, the most ‘with a de-^be economist as “a centrist man who is pragmatic in ters, said he looked gree of skepticism” on any „ ideas to vote tax credits—a de- studies. vice Nixon repeatedly has es- 4 sa* poused as a means of dealing Cracken and the other two coun- with many of the nation’s social 01 members-to be named later Ujs ' —to bring to him diverse points While declaring that such o^iew on economic policy, credits are generally undesir-i man*7n rnnprei on t ax "matICracken to newsmen, described sometimes very important are f*ce bere Friday afternoon, were the building at the time of the a^^n' Roland^^chwandt man in Congress on tax mat-^ _nnmid as rpntrisf a the thi we ^ h^V€ to look done by the same .38 caliber re- killing just as was Boyd, man-j™* ^ 1^andt, his at with the cold facts before us,” voiver. . ager of the St. Paul loan office, boJrd the Rev. Mr. Schwandt said. ! sgL Opheim said the Balti- Boyd, too, was found lymg facei VV€ re goinS t0 stana Pat on Nixon said he expected Mc- McCracken is chairman of the Money that is available will mor^ robbery did not involve a down on the floor, a bullet in cu^‘ , . . be used for educational purposes l°an company, but he did say head. The kdler took approxi- . summer school purchase only, he said. two persons were killed and two mate y m > there, pohcei satd Mrs. Robert Ramlow, 2610 others were wounded. He _d^ J^e^a Midwes b^^ g and possible curtailment of m- Cass St., offered this comment: Judge Rejects New tween 40 and 50 years old, ap-, proximately ,70 lo 200 pounds. able from the standpoint of tax 19 task N‘fn named t0 “I wish the board of educa- Trja| por Financier Xr gray hair cLly cropped gested Nov policv, Mills conceded that P^pare policy and program re- t,0n would be given the means ° ^ M , “v"Jr^^c^y'r^|board. hwiPfiu to be derived in soeci- CQmmendations. Six of the 19 to carry out its program and . A Ie,nerai ne wai» r€P«rkea wearing a aarx Both h d g h j g t £d> f^ cases mi^t make them war- were announced today in fields then let the community judgej^t^ "V Vwgi"’ hbwCTer’ said lhe ranted ranging from inflation to crime that program in terms of theinan?ler , f „ Nov. 18 suggestions still were and law enforcement. As for another Nixon proposal McCracken is a professor at —to build automatic cost of liv- tko University of Michigan s ing increases into the Social Se- Graduate School of Business Ad- quality of performance and the lriaI on his 1967 stock consPlr’ curity program—Mills said he is firmly opposed to that and doubts his view would be “susceptible of compromise.” ministration. He joined the fac ulty in 1948 after serving as financial economist and research See NIXON. Page 2 cost.” She added that the electorate greater school funds would either accept that decision or try acv conviction. Wolfson, chairman of Mer Private, Parochial Schools Get Flood Of AoDlications NEW YORK (AP)—Private and parochial schools here are reporting an avalanche of applications for next year from families who appear to be anticipating the teacher strike becoming a perennial happening. “I found it profoundly depressing—the lack of faith in the public school system,” said Russell Ames, admissions officer at the Riverdale Country School for Boys in the Bronx. Ames said applications for Riverdale were up 75 per cent over any previous year in the school’s 61-year history. For example, he said that with only half the applications in now, there are 100 applications for 15 openings in the school’s fifth grade, which has a $3,000 tuition. Ames said he w^as astounded to have families who have never had members attend private schools coming to him and explaining, “We’re going into hock ... we’re going to work nights” to pay the school’s fees. In the Archdiocese of New York, with 165,000 students in the parochial schools, applications are up over 20 per cent so far. “A lot are not Catholics,” said the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward Connors. “And a few are Jewish people.” He said applications are almost evenly divided between Negro and Puerto Rican and white families. dum used as evidence du the trial was “spurious.” See HEARING Paee - counsel said a 'vatermark on seeMh.Mti.-M,. i ag< . (he document did not esis( a, the time it was supposedly written. Judge Edmund L. Palmieri ruled that defense claims were not proven and the document— exhibit 21 in the government’s case—was “a valid aind authentic document.” Palmieri labeled the testimo- !ny of experts put on the stand I by the defense as “inconsistent” land “not persuasive.” WHERE TO - FIND IT 1 6 S Page Births ............... ............23 | Bridge ............... ............29 t Classified Adv. 45,46 and 47 c Comics, Movies & TV ... 44 r Community News ......... 34 t Crossword Puzzle..........40 | Daily Records ...........23 l Death Notices . ...........23 c Editorials ........... ........... 6 t Food Pages .. . Markets ............ 2 Sports ............41, 42 and 43 v 1 Tri-State Deaths ........... 2 r Weather Map ........... 3 1 Women’s News 37, 38 and 39 ( TRIBUNE CARRIERS COLLECT THIS WEEK Payment on first call saves your earner boy considerable time and effort. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are collection days this week. Thank you, The Circulation Department The LaCrosse Tribune areas to cut instead, he The Rev. Mr. Schwandt said le $875,000 increase over 1966 Other increased costs include igher pupil transportation, ooks and programming for :hool dropouts, he said. This would have been covered Alderman L. Peter Groves 3th Ward), in a statement opening the Council discussion of the budget, said weekly salaries in La Crosse in October averaged $109—the lowest of Wisconsin’s major cities. La Crosse taxpayers, he said, cannot afford a substantial tax hike, he said. ☆ ☆ ☆ The only change made by the FCB in the finance commit- A tee's recommendations was to S See TAX RATE, Page S

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