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Des Moinet Register W.d., July 23, 1969 PLAN CHARGE IN CYCLIST DEATH (The Router's laws Newt Servlco) NEW LONDON, IA. - Authorities said Tuesday a charge will be filed against a companion of a man who was killed Monday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pursuing Highway Patrol car. The Highway Patrol said a charge of failure to yield one- half of the roadway will be filed against Gary D. We.bb, 28, of New London. Officers identified Webb as one of two cyclists — aboard their own vehicles—who were riding with Gerald Lee Nicholson, 32, of Mount Union, who was killed when he apparently attempted to turn left in front of a patrol car which had been chasing (he three and was about to pass them, -The patrol identified the third rider as Robert Byzcek, 23, of Mount Union. Patrol Sgt. Wilton Lewis said the fatal accident occurred after his car was nearly run off the road .by one of three oncoming cyclists. Lewis turned around and chased them. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 34 west of New London. Officers Tuesday said Byzcek remained at the crash scene.! They said Webb did not and was! located later for questioning. Services for Nicholson will be j will appear personally, which is; at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the! not legally necessary. i E'liott Chape! in New London.! The fame of the defendant j He is survived by a wife and'and the growing journalistic WIMEPHOTO (AP) Where Kennedy's Car Plunged Off Bridge Aerial view of Chappaquiddick Island off the Massachusetts coast shows one-lane bridge across inlet where car driven by U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (Dem., Mass.) plunged into about 7 feet of water. Cross marks .spot where car came to rest upside down in Poucha Pond. Authorities said Kennedy drove down dirt road from upper left after making a wrong turn. The car went off the approach to the span. Mary -To Kopechne, 28 a passenger in the <iar, drowned in the accident. Students Turn The Tables Plan to Probe Iowa Legislature, 'Social Adaptability' of Members By James Rlsser (ft«tlttcrSt«ff Writer) AMES, IA. - Plans for an investigation of the Iowa Legislature and the "social adaptability" of some of its members were announced Tuesday by a group of students from Iowa State University here and University «f Iowa at Iowa City. "Our primary aim will be to probe methods and motives of certain legislative investigations," said the chairman of the student group, Mrs. Barbara Yates, a senior Eng- j Jish student at Ames. • Particularly Upset , LAUD ORIGINAL SCHOOL EFFORT EAST- Continued from Page One lour children. Space Station Launch in 1972 KENNEDY— • wnic h t ' fove off as soon as Continued from Page One i he shouted an offer of help. Several minutes after the first incident, Look related that he saw a man and two women walking along the road leading to the vacation cottage where Kennedy and his friends had gathered for a party on Friday night. There was no positive identification of the car's occupants contingent is visibly straining the temper of the tiny law enforcement establishment of this resort community. During the news conference, a radio reporter made a derisive com- HOUSTON, TEX. (AP) America's first manned, earth- j ment and Arena exploded: orbiting space station will be launched in 1972 to study the ''sun and stars, the Space Agency said Tuesday. The announcement marked a change in plans which originally called for the first space \vnrkshop to be launched in 1971 for medical studies and le.ss elaborate scientific experiments. The experiment will permit astronauts tO'Studv the sun ,and "Now look, I've been more than co-operative. I've been so co-operative that they're going to put me on the stand and make a jackass out of me." At another point. Prosecutor described as "unfortu- the police chief's dis- Steele nate" ! closure to newsmen earlier of dealer and part-time Deputy stars above the veil of earth's atmosphere. The atmosphere blocks out high frequency light waves which scientists need to learn a star's age. Such information could provide clues to tlin origin of the universe. The workshop will be unmanned into a circular earth orbit 250 miles hich, NASA said. About one rlav later, a three-man crew will be orbited by a smaller Saturn IB rocket to rendezvous and dock with the work shop \ Sheriff Christopher S. (Huck) Look, jr. According to Arena, Look said he saw a car resembling Kennedy's driving aimlessly at 12:40 a.m. Saturday near the scene of the accident in which 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne was drowned. Later, Saturday morning, Kennedy had told police his car plunged into the pond at 11:15 p.m. the night before. Shouted Offer or the pedestrians, Arena said. Another striking contradiction exists in the statements of public officials on the case: Arena and Steele have said the job of interviewing participants in the Friday night party has been assigned to State Police Lt. George Killen. But Killen, reached by phone in Barn^table on Cape Cod, emphatically denied that he has been assigned to the Kennedy case. "Not True" "It is not true-that I have been assigned to this case, I have no intention of interviewing any witnesses. This investigation is being conducted by Chief Arena," Killen said. "All I know is that, for all intents and purposes, the in- vestigationis over," he added. Steele's comment about an investigation of "heavy drink- No Reason for 1-lb. Limit on Fish Protein Concentrate and occupy it for 28 days. a man and two women in the Kennedy Attends Rites; Promises a Statement Look told authorities he saw '"«" came in response to questions by reporters. The gist of his answer was that authorities were considering the possibility of three violations in the aftermath of the accident. One is leaving the scene of an accident, the misdemeanor ' w ' m which Kennedy has been PLYMOUTH, PA. (AP) — The body of Mary Jo Kopechne, a charged by Arena A second youn? secretary, was buried Tuesday on a steep hillside in the possible violation might be Pennsylvania coal country. driving under tne j n f| uen ce of Senator Edward M. Kennedy i i Dem., Mass.), whose promis- j occasionaly blinking his eyes or alcohol — a complaint that Arena says he has evidence to ing political future has been : passing a hand over them. He support. A third charge might thrown into question by her barely mouthed the words of; be "wanton and reckless" neg- cleath, looked on, sometimes the Mass, but did go forward to | Hgence — an accusation that conclusions. DIET- Continued from Page One travagant claims in connection with fat content. Dr. Ley_.said he personally favors a regulation which would require labeling on diet food products to show the percentage content of fat, protein carbohydrates, etc. The commissioner said he will appoint an advisory group to recommend regulations. He said'FDA currently prohibits a manufacturer from promoting its fat content because advertising on this subject before the ban misled the consumer. One reason Dr. Ley said he favored providing the consumer with more information about food contents is that of the current misunderstanding on such products as coffee creamers. Content List Present regulations require a listing of all contents. The consumer purchasing a creamer can see on the label that it contains coconut oil, but will not be told that coconut oil is a highly saturated fat just as regular cream. Most heart specialists say that saturated fats high in cholesterol content contribute to heart disease, and that patients with heart disease or potential heart disease problems should avoid saturated fats and substitute unsaturated fats. Dr. Ley and his assistants, however, told the Senate committee that experts disagree on the relationship of various fats to heart disease and that the FDA has come to no definite grim-faced and seeming dazed. Then he flew back to the take communion with his wife and sister-in-law, remaining tight seclusion of his summer kneeling for long moments aft- home on Cape Cod, still keep-1 er returning to his seat, ing to himself details of the I Mrs. Edward Kennedy wore nightmarish night off Martha's ' a trim-fitting white dress and a Vineyard. On his return, however, he j did promise he would issue a statement at "the appropriate time." Miss Kopechne, 28, was drowned late Friday or early black bow in her long blonde i h a i r . Ethel Kennedy was |dressed in black, with a veil covering her eyes. When the service ended, aides and police had to fight admirers back as Kennedy and his party made their way to the , , I'll I "* J M»*» VJ **lUUVj V*«Vi** " ** J **-' fcllV, Saturday when a car driven by cars for the two and one . half Kennedy plunged off a narrow, mile driv ^ to th ceme tery. 1 — J - - on Chappaquiddick b r i d.g e Island. The 3 7-year-old Senator, widely looked on as the leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972, escaped relatively unharmed. For the funeral of the former Robert F. Kennedy campaign As Kennedy walked down the church steps, a youngish blonde squealed excitedly: "There he is; oh, he's gorgeous." The cortege then wound its way up the steep hill to St. Vincent's cemetery where the body of Miss Kopechne was com- Sleele said has been ruled out 1 "for all practical purposes on the basis of existing evidence!" Steele denied reports that the FBI had entered or expressed an interest in the case. He said, however, without elaborating that there are "officers in this case who are not members of the Edgartown police force." Swift Meat Plant Now 'Sanitary* WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - worker, Kennedy made his first i milled to the earth after a brief The Agriculture Department announced today that federal inspection has been restored at a Swift and Company meat plant in Savannah, Ga., after suspension on July 7 for what officials termed unsanitary conditions. Inspection was resumed July 17, the department said, "after I The evidence is not clear- cut, he said, as In the case of cigarettes contributing to lung cancer. Senator Claiborne Pell (Dem., R.I.) asked Ley whether the FDA was not protecting the milk and grain industries) from competition by the FDA's regulations on fish protein concentrate (F.P.C.) sometimes known as fish flour or fish meal. F.P.C. consists of the entire fish which is ground up, purified, and ends up as a floury- type substance. After a long fight, the FDA approved this high-protein product for use in the Food for Peace program, but limited its domestic use to sales in one- pound bags. This limitation makes it uneconomical for various food manufacturers to buy F.P.C. for use as a food additive. Dr. Ley admitted that the milk and grain industries had fought against approval of F.P.C. out of competitive economic motives, and that their opposition wai considered in deciding the regulations for domestic use of the product. Pell tried to pin the one- pound-bag regulation to the economic interests of the milk and grain industries. Dr. Ley admitted that fish protein concentrate was the only product limited to sales in one-pound bags, but did not explain the reasoning for this regulation. Dr. Ley and members of the Senate committee also were at odds over possible harmful affects from the addition of mo- nososium glutumate (MSG) to baby foods. All agreed that M.S.G. is put in baby foods only so the taste will be improved for the mother. Several doctors testified last week that M.S.G. could cause brain damage to infants. Dr. Ley, however, maintained that all FDA tests have shown that M.S.G. — in the amounts used by humans — is not harmful. English Channel Tunnel Plans LONDON, ENGLAND (REUTERS) — The government Tuesday earmarked proposed sites for the British end of a tunnel under the English Channel to France. Transport Minister Richard Marsh said a railroad, to carry cars across, would start at the village of Cheriton, just outside the southern England resort of Folkestone. The passenger station would be a few miles to the west at Saltwood. Tunnel experts believe that if the link between England and France is agreed upon soon work could begin in 1972 and be completed in four years. Cost of the 35-mile tunnel is estimated at more than $500 million. JUDGE GRUND BERATES YOUTH FLAG- Continued from Page One pointed out the two youths to officers when they arrived. Police who were called to the scene testified they arrested a group of youths sitting on the steps of the porch when no one would admit burning the flag. Patrolman James E. Rowley told the court he found the flag under a pile of dirt beside the porch of the house. He said there were spent matches and empty match books in the pile, of dirt with the flag. Sgt. Arnett D. Davis told the court Cloud was charged tyith resisting a police officer when he entered the building and struggled with officers after he was told he was under arrest for desecrating the flag. Judge Grand reprimanded Cloud for his actions before sentencing him. "Evidently the flag doesn't mean much to you," Grand said. "But I bet you were thrilled the other day when two Americans placed an American flag on the moon. Every American was proud." Two other youths arrested with Cloud and charged with desecrating an American flag have demanded a trial before a Municipal Court jury. They are David H. Hutchins, 19, of 1810 Buffalo road, West Des Moines, and Janis Rasmussen, 18, of the Twenty-fifth street address. Four other youths arrested with Cloud are juveniles and have been referred to juvenile court. Urge Waterloo Budget Boost By a Staff Writer WATERLOO, IA. - The City of Waterloo's proposed budget for 1970 calls for a 1376,856 increase in expenditures and a tax boost of less than two- tenths of a mill. It was reported erroneously in Tuesday's Register that the proposed budget was $800,713 higher than the 1069 budget and that taxes here would be increased by 1.86 mills. The proposed 1970 budget totals $18,126,920, compared to $17,759,064 this year. The city millage rate would increase .186 of a mill to a total of 43,958. mills ($43.95 per $1,000, of assessed property value). Identifying themselves as the Student Investigating Committee (S.I.C.), the students said in a statement that they are particularly upset about the forthcoming—legislative in^ vestigation of the State Board of Regents. The Legislature's Budget and Financial Control Committee voted recently to study financial operations at the three state universities and to find out how the regents determine the qualifications and "social adaptability" of faculty they hire. Senator Francis Messerly (Rep., Finchford), a con- seryative, has described the purpose of the s o c i a 1 adapt- jability portion of the investigation as an attempt to find out whether the professors are "willing to stand up for America." Mrs. Yates said: "As a taxpayer and student citizen, I'm concerned about the so-called necessity as well as the expense and inefficiency of this probe of the universities." Periodic Reports The group said it plans to attend legislative committee meetings, study committee minutes and hold public hearings to air complaints about the Legislature. Periodic reports will be issued, setting forth the group's findings the statement said. The group consists at this point of about 10 Iowa State students and a similar-sized group from Iowa City headed by James Sutton, student body president at the University of Iowa. Mocking some of the recent statements by the legislative committee which will investigate the Regents, the students said "there is an inefficiency in state government that we wouldn't tolerate in the academic community." They pledged to study the situation in a "non-partisan and objective" manner. "We promise not to make this into a witch-hunt," they added. Another leader of the group, graduate government student Tom Higgins of Ames, acknowledged that the student group's statement was largely a "satire" on statements made by the legislators. But he insisted that "we are serious about this." Some Questions Higgins said "we are concerned about the way., the Legislature has been acting — the subjects they discuss and the quality of their debate. We want to raise some questions about their social adaptability and their qualifications to serve. revealed in public for the first time Tuesday. As outlined by Davis, the new organization would assign an adviser and two counselors to eTcTTiigTriicHboT grade, 10th, llth and 12th. The vice-principal would serve as one of the advisers. Each team would follow its class through school, so it would deal with the fame students for three years. Davis said student discipline now is the general responsibility of the principal, vice-principal and girls' adviser. Davis said he would "like to try something different than the normal type of administration." He added: "It is assumed that the structure will ameliorate many of the problems at East High School." Board member John Haydon said the organization might be tried in other high schools if it is successful at East. Praises School Board vice-president the Rev. L. Robert Keck praised the school administration for "willingness to think in different, original patterns." East was the scene of racial tension and student discipline problems last year. A number of students were expelled. The School Board Tuesday approved a low-cost breakfast program for three elementary schools. The breakfasts will be offered at Nash, Logan • and Dunlap schools under a federal program and will cost five cents each. Won't Run Again For School Board Des Moines School Board member John R. Haydon announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year. Ha yd on—s announcement leaves two vacancies on the seven-member board to be filled in an election Sept. 8. Arthur Dav\s, the other incumbent whose term expires this year, previously announced he would not run again. So. far no one has announced as a candidate for the vacant seats. Deadline for becoming a School Board candidate it Aug. 19. in a brief statement, said there are "great challenges" ahead for persons who serve on the School Board. Terms on the board are for six years. Two or three seats on the board are up for election on odd-numbered years. Goal: Promote Good Government public appearance since the ac- j service with the Kennedys an examination disclosed that ' MOLLENHOFF — cident wearing a light neck ; again looking pn. sanitation conditions in- the Continued from Page One brace or collar. They returned to Cape Cod i plant now meet federal in. post will be between $33,000 and Kennedy flew from Cape Cod immediately after the funeral, ispection requirements." $34,000 a year. to this northeastern Pennsylva- Kennedy,-.his tie loosened, was Officials had said earlier the ' nia area in a private plane, ac- approached by newsmen, and plant was relatively small, did companied by his wife Joan; promised a statement alter say- not slaughter livestock and pre- Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy, and " two close friends, Representatives John V. Tunney (Dem., Califj and John C. Culver | this is not an appropriate time! Postpone Launch trt 7»«m m f^rt i " * ing. pared meat mostly for hotels "I have just been to the fu- and restaurants, neral of a very lovely girl and: to comment.' Pravda Silent On Girl't Death (Dem., la.). Curious Residents . The streets of the dingy little town were lined with curious residents as the bell began tolling in St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church. The three Kennedys sat in a third row pew as the Rt. Rev. Msgr. William Burchill said the requiem Mass over ibe mahogany-colored coffin tfiat lay only 8 few feet from Jdward Kennedy. He appeared in tight self-control through the service, onJy ator E. Kennedy." 4 C Of Space Satellite CAPE KENNEDY, FLA. (AP) — The space agency Tuesday postponed until MOSCOW, RUSSIA (AP) - Wednesday its plans to orbit a Pravda has carried an account new commercial commu- As an investigative reporter, Mollenhoff conducted in-depth I investigations in many government departments and agencies over a period of nearly twenty years, including recent work on mismanagement at the Pentagon. , " He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Raymond Clapper Memorial Award and more man Fellow at Harvard University and an Eisenhower Exchange Fellow. He was graduated in 1944 from the Drake University Law School and is admitted to practice in Iowa and the federal courts. As a reporter in Des Moines for The Register, 1946 to 1949, Mollenhoff specialized in the exposure of mismanagement and corruption in local government. He is the author of five books, four of them based on mismanagement or corruption in with some of the best editors in the. news business, including Kenneth Mac Donald, Frank Eyerly and Edward Heins, and directly under Bureau Chief Richard Wilson. "Under their leadership, I have had an unparalleled opportunity to pursue the problems of mismanagement and corruption in government without regard for ideology or party labels. "I am leaving a new.,, per organization that represents the He added: "We're going to j TOSS Out Charge Against Yippie the federal government; and i best in American journalism than ^ dozen other awards for (colleges have awarded him four !°nly because the responsibility journalistic excellence. ; honorary degrees. of Senator Edward Kennedy's. nications satellite over the At-! Included in Mollenhoff's work! Mollenhoff said his decision i counsel to President Nixon of- automobile mishap — but 1 lantic. The spacecraft, called j were investigations and report- j to accept appointment as depu- - ..... , , T> omitted any death of his passenger. Mary Jo Kopechne. mention of the Intelsat 3, was to blast, off at 9 ing in the cases of James R. Miss p.m. (Iowa time) Tuesday, but ! Hoffa, imprisoned head of the the launch was called off after The official Communist party j technicians discovered a filter newspaper had a story Monday | had dislodged, possibly causing wider a two-column heading, j contaminated fuel to flow into "unfortunate accident with Sen-! the second stage of the satellite's Delta rocket. Teamsters Union, and Robert G. (Bobby) Baker, former secretary of the Senate majority counse j to was a difficult one because of his long and pleasant association with The Des Moines Register and Tribune. under then-Senator Lyndon B.: "i n the 28 years I have Johnson- i worked for that organization, I Mollenhoff, 48, was a Nie- have had the benefit^ working fer an even greater opportunity to., work effectively for the cause of good government." Mollenhoff is a native stay calm, cool and emotionless. I think that when the legislators realize this, they will welcome us with open arms." The students said they also want to examine absenteeism in the Legislature and find out how much time the lawmakers spend in "irrelevant debates on such things as miniskirts. A rough estimate of the cost per taxpayer of such dead-end activities could be calculated." Another S.I.C. member, Iowa State sociology student Tom Richards of Ames, expressed fears that the investigation of the Regents "could damage the professors' rights of free speech and thought." The Legislative Budget and Financial Control Committee has named a five-member subcommittee, headed by Senator Joseph FlatMRep., Winterset) to carry out the Hegents investigation. The subcommittee is expected to meet Thursday or Friday. Senator Robbed In D.C. Garage WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Senator Harrison A. Williams, jr., (Dem., N.J.) was robbed at gunpoint in bis apartment house garage Monday night, an 'aide reported Tuesday. CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) - A charge of unlawful use of a weapon filed Sept. 17 against Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman was dismissed Tuesday by Circuit Court Juflge Kenneth R. Wendt. Judge Wendt threw out the charge after the Cook County state's attorney's office said it could not produce the switchblade knife which police said Hoffman carried when they arrested him at O'Hare International Airport. Hoffman, 31, of New York City, faces trial in September as one of eight persons accused by a federal grand jury of inciting mob action during the Democratic National Convention last August. Act on Airports, Congress Is Told WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Representative Ken Hechler (Dem., W.Va.) warned Congress Tuesday that its failure to spend to correct dangerous conditions is escalating the nation's airport-airway crisis into a catastrophe. "Runways are clogged to capacity," he said. "Gate positions are difficult to find. . The aide said a man walked' minals, parking areas and ac- up to Williams as he was getting | cess roads are jammed, out of his car, pointed a gun at i "The facts are that the equip- Webster City, la., and was a Drake University football star. During World War II, he was a lieutenant (junior grade) in the Naval Reserve. his held and demanded his wal- m ent now in use at many air- of let. ' ports was designed for the pro- The bandit removed the mon- peller age and, by 1975, will be ey — about $28 — and re- totally inadequate." turned the wallet, the aide said. Hechler testified before the Williams was not hurt. The in-j House Interstate and Foreign cident was reported to police. Commerce Committee.

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