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Where to Find 7f .* Comics Editorials Markets 7 6 fi-8 TV, Radio Weather Women 4 4 9 THE WEATHER-Clear to partly cloudy through Friday. A little cooler today, high •but S3. Low tonight near 63. Sunrise 6:01; sunset 8:40. The Newipaper Iowa Depends Upon DCS Moines, Iowa, Thursday Morning, July 24, 1969—22 Pages—Two Sections Price 10 Cents BACK FROM THE MOON TODAY National Homers Bomb A.L., 9-3 STORY: PAGE 1-S WOTS 1 BY HHNMYINT Feel Road Group 'Too Independent* By James Risser The Iowa Highway Commission is too independent and makes too many mistakes, members of a legislative committee which will investigate the commission said here Wednesday. Broad criticism of nearly all aspects of Highway Commission operations was voiced as the 16-member committee met for the first time to set up a probe ordered by the 1969 Legislature. "Those of you who have not had a chance to digest some of the nasty things that happen up at the Highway Commission will learn a lot in the next four months," declared Representative Haroid Fischer (Rep., Wellsburg). Representative Edward Mez- vinsky (Dem., Iowa City) said: "I'm concerned about the degree of independence of the Highway Commission, as far as whom they answer to. They seem to be pretty independent of both the Legislature and the governor." Senator Clifton Lambora (Rep., Maquoketa) agreed and accused the commission of trying to bypass the 1969 Legislature by seeking extra funds from the State Executive Council. "We worked hard on .their. budget and knew what we were By George Lardner, jr. © The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. — The little brunette sat on the couch of her smartly decorated Arlington, Va., apartment and fought back the tears. "We understood it was an accident," she said fiercely, FLOYD •DGINGTON doing when we approved it," he said. Lamborn, who is chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, was elected chairman of the investigating committee. Representative Floyd Edgington '(Rep., Sheffield) was chosen vice-chairman. Monday's meeting was called COMMISSION- Please turn to Page Eight The Kennedy Party Girl Gives Tearful Account Of Night's Events ZMKBMRD ROUTS 01 Maryellen Lyons Nostalgic Reunion MaryJoKopechne "She Wasn't a Swinger" mosf despairingly. "And what can you do about an accident? No- First Negro Joins Washington Firm WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Attorney Clifford L. Alexander, who quit as chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a blast at President Nixon, will join the Washington law firm of Arnold and Porter. Alexander still is a member of the commission, but sources said he will resign when he joins the firm as a partner. He will be the first Negro to join a major law firm in Washington. Arnold and Porter was the firm in which former Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas was a partner before his appointment to the high court by former President Johnson. Stock Market to '69 Lou; body's trying to hide anything." For Esther N e wberg. 27, and four other young women who spent last Friday night in a rented cottage on Chappaquiddick Island, there was, she suggested, very little to hide. None of them, she said, knew until the next morning that a 1966 Oldsmobile driven by Senator Edward M. Kennedy had plunged into a nearby tidal pond, killing Mary Joe Ko- pechne who had left the party early. "We thought that they'd caught the last ferry back," Miss Newberg said softly. "That Mary Joe was back at the motel and that he (the senator) was at the Shiretown Inn." Back of Car So the party went on, perhaps until 1 a.m. she guessed, while Kennedy trudged back, and sat stunned in the back of another car that was parked outside the cottage. "I didn't know," Miss Newberg said. "Neither did any of the girls." All like Mary Jo, veterans of Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, they were finally told the next 'morning by Joseph Gargan, a Kennedy cousin, as he helped ferry them back to Edgartown oh adjoining Martha's Vineyard. Miss Newberg puffed on a cigarette and looked wearily at the pile of unanswered messages she had just picked up downstairs. The phone rang. "... We were walking back to the ferry from the house/ she repeated dully into the receiver. "And Joe Gargan came up in a car and picked us up. He just told us there'd been an auto accident. :We knew it positively, that KENNEDY- Please turn to Page Five Moore Stricken While at Cafe Iowa Supreme Court Justice C. Edwin Moore, 65, collapsed Wednesday night in a DCS Moines restaurant. He was listed in good condi tion later a Iowa Lutheran Hospital where he was taken for emergency treatment by Fire Depart ment rescue team. Officials said the cause of the collapse was unknown but he was ad mitted for observation. An employe of Noah's Ark Restaurant, 2400 Ingersoll ave. said Justice Moore collapsec about 9:10 p.m. and was given aid by a doctor sitting at a nearby table. Justice Moore, a lifelong Des Moines resident has been a member of the high court since Apr. 17,1962. c, EDWIN MOORE Doctors Pledge Stiff Study Of Their Bills to Medic aid Drops NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) The stock market dropped again Wednesday with the Dow Jones industrial average down €.07 at 827.95, a new low for the year. Someselective buying trimmed losses at the close. Volume was 11.69 million compared with 9.78 million Tuesday. '' (Details on Market Page) By Jerry Szumski Medical doctors are in for a much more thorough 'peei review" of their Medicaid business than 13 dentists under wen last weekend, an Iowa Medical Society spokesman said Wednes day. Some cases may entail "a complete review of Medicaid records in the doctor's office," said Donald Taylor, society vice - president. Taylor said society, which is appointing ,11 peer groups review" around the state, will not handle the reviews the way the Iowa Dental Society examined the 13. Dr. Homer' Hake, dental society official, said the 13 den- NEXT WE'LL LAN D A PRESIDENT BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN : irm» in Residential Areas Expand By Stephen Seplow Some recent decisions of the Des Moines Board of Zoning Adjustment are in direct con- lict with the city's zoning ordinance, a study of the board's minutes shows. The study indicates that the board has permitted landowners to develop property in ways specifically prohibited by the ordinance. Owners of a warehouse and of a grocery — both located in residential areas — were . given permission in the last few months to expand their operations. Both decisions were contested by the city planning staff and both apparently are illegal, according to the language of the zoning ordinance. The five-man board of adjustment is appointed by the City Council, but its decisions are final unless appealed to district court. The council may not overrule the board. The board has the power to give property owners with good reason the right to develop their property in variance with zoning regulations. But all variances, the zoning .law says, "shall be in harmony with the intended spirit and purpose of this ordinance." Elsewhere in the ordinance, there is a "statement of intent" on once-legal structures that were made illegal in their present locations by the zoning ordinance. "It is the intent of this ordinance," says the zoning statute, "to permit these non-conformities to continue until they are removed, but not to encourage their survival. Not Compatible "Such uses are declared by this ordinance to be incompatible with permitted uses in the districts involved. "It is further the intent of this ordinance that such non- conformities shall not be enlarged upon, expanded or extended." But in a number of recent cases, the board has permitted the expansion of legal non-conforming structures. It has done 10 against the advice of both the city planning staff and legal department. At its April meeting, for instance, the board was asked by the Dillard Sales Co., 1000 Randolph St., for permission to add a garage and a utility room to its two-story building containing a warehouse for a mail or- BOARD- Please turn to Page Three Hughes,rHarrison Turn Spotlight on Alcoholism URGE CHURCHES TO RING BELLS Pleasant After Iowa Downpour lowans enjoyed another pleas- j ness By Nick Kotz (Of The Register's Washinaton Bureau) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two former drunks from Iowa Wednesday opened the first congressional investigation devoted solely to helping people suffering from diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction. "What a long way we've come from 26 years ago," said the witness, Municipal Judge Ray Harrison of Des Moines, to the committee chairman, Senator Harold E. Hughes (Dem., la.). SPLASHDOWN AT 11:49 A.M. IN THE PACIFIC Nixon on Hornet For Welcome HOUSTON, TEX. (AP) Apollo 11, carrying America's* three moon explorers and a precious cargo of moon dust, is scheduled to splash down at 11:49 a.m. Iowa time today, about 950 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, in the Pacific. The splashdown was shifted late Wednesday to a site 247 miles closer to Hawaii than originally planned because of the threat of thunderstorms in the original landing area. Fourteen minutes before splashdown, the spaceship will re-enter the earth's atmosphere (raveling 25,000 miles an hour at an altitude of 400,000 feet. Successful re-entry will depend on a last crucial rocket firing at 8:39 a.m. Iowa time to correct the re-entry course. If the course is too shallow, the capsule will bounce off the top of the atmosphere like a flat rock skips off the water's surface and will be lost in space. If the re-entry course is too steep, Apollo will plunge to earth at a fatal speed. The re-entry and the subsequent recovery from the ocean are the last barriers remaining to a happy ending for the historic first voyage to the moon's surface. The aircraft carrier Hornet is standing by in the recovery area to act as the prime recovery ship. Recovery is expected to be made by helicopters from the Hornet. President Nixon is scheduled to be aboard the Hornet to welcome-the -astronauts- —"Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, jr., and Michael Collins — and to congratulate them in the nation's behalf. From San Francisco, where Wednesday endorsed an Iowa housewife's suggestion that the leg of his around-the-world trip, Mr. Nixon talked to the wives of the Will Ask Octane Ratings at Pump WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Senator William Proxmirej "The idea is a niosf appro- i (Dem., Wis.) said Wednesdayjpriate response and certainly the Federal Trade Commission j meet s with the approval of the Harrison, the first witness be-j has ^ his , y, t | National Council," said Fletcher t»A UiirrnAo' ormsiiQi auHsmvn.. * r « i*/io»nf iiif/M**** »*!«._ _il & *-. church bells of the nation ring crewmen by pnone Wednesday. I out to welcome the Apollo H! He told them he looked forward lunar astronauts back to earth j today. Mrs. Donald R. Brewer, who j lives with her husband and T. M «., . ., three children in Cedar Rapids, I 611 Me I Or Next la., originated the suggestion. APOLLO Please turn to Page Eight Drunk Tank fore Hughes' special subcom alcoholism and nar- "°«« be information for colics, meant that efforts to to -post the octane ratings of 33 denom j na t ions and some ___,___, _____ _____ their gasoline at the pump. ; million church members. PICTURE: Page 2 •. "I am delighted that the Fed- Moon Landing HOUSTON, TEX. (REUTERS) - The Apollo 12 astronauts, Navy Cmdr. Charles Conrad and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alan Bean, will land on the | moon near the crater Coper; nicus at the eastern edge of the , eral Trade Commission has de- help alcoholics have come a'cided to propose a 'Truth in; churches, a spokesman in the The idea also was endorsed Ocean of Storms in mid-Novem- b y the Iowa Council of ber - s P ace agency sources said long way in 26 years. He also could have meant that he and Hughes, both admitted former alcoholics, have come a long way since nightmare days when both made the drunk tank. Harrison, who hasn't had a drink in 26 years, and Hughes, who stopped drinking about 15 years ago shortly before launching what has become a phenomenal political career, talked in blunt language about the problems of alcoholism. If there has been one major, problem in coping with this ill- Octane' rule," Proxmire said. "If the consumers can see the Wednesday, octane rating of the gasoline they purchase, they will not Des Moines office said late BAN ALBEE PLAY , 4 - t - , .. . , SINGAPORE (REUTERS) have to waste money for higher 1 - Tlny Allce » tne Edwar-d Al- octane gasoline than their cars, bee play about anheircss and a re( l uire j j Roman Catholic lay reader, has LJ IM. F\* t ibeen banne d by the Singapore nail UlSney S Government. Forest Project Leased Wire From Dow Jones : SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.- A preliminary injunction halt-; ing the development of the Min-;*""""""™* Wednesday. It previously had been planned to land in the middle < of the Ocean of; Storms — a broad plain. Because of the change, an exact launch date for Apollo 12 has not been set. Navy Cmdr. Richard Gordon will pilot the mission's command module while his crew- mates descend to the surface. Potomac Fever RW. U. I. Ml, Off. tists were permitted to selec samples of their billings fo review by a committee Satur day and Sunday. Dr. Hake conceded that the dentists in question—reviewed because they received $12,900 or more in Medicaid payments during 1968—might have selected a sample of Medicaid billings that were all lower than average. "From the information submitted," Dr. Hake added, "we found no evidence of fraud." Taylor said any "sampling"'in REVIEW - Plgase turn to Page Five ai\t July day of mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures Wednesday after heavy rains in the early morning hours soaked many areas in north, west and central portions of the state. Isolated severe thunderstorms spoiled the day, however, for some eastern Iowa residents Wednesday night. Half-inch to one-inch-size hail was reported near Olin. Fairfield had 1.69 inch of rain, hail and some wind damage and high winds were reported from Iowa.City, Marengo and Clarence. High temperatures- Wednesday ranged from 91 at Lamoni to 83 at Dubuque and Mapleton. Des Moines had a high Wednesday of 86 after receiving .54 of an inch of r<un about 6:30 a.m. sai( j j t j s W at' eral honestly-people ranging from area in Sequoia WASHINGTON, D.C. — The postmaster general is happy ^ have not dea , t with ^ National Forest by Walt Disney in his job.. but he wishes Mrs. Blount would stop saying, "Me I ______ ii__ _____ i_ _____ • ___ » _ . . ..... ! atlH mV Wintnn WO'ua ant a raal nnrvi tViinn " Productions was issued Wednes- Winton ' got a real good thing.' ALCOHOL- iday by a U.S. district judge, j The War on Pover , y jg fine ^ ^^ fa ^ mme Please turn to Page Two j The injunction had been, income brackets look at what groceries cost these days and " (sought in a suit filed by the 1 wjsh Nixon would open a second front. |Sierra Club against officials' in the agriculture and interior INSIDE THE REGISTER I departments. VoWJ St™ke Maroons n , - . Venice Tourists Regain Land VENICE, ITALY (REUTERS) — Thousands of tourists were': NASSER vows to regain all ter- marooned in parts of Venice! ritftry lost to Israel in six-day for several nours Wednesday, warofl967 Pa 8 el «by a snap strike of the men 1 RACIAL FIGHTS at a Marine ; Wno run lne vaporettos - the' Peru is extending its 200,-mile fishing limits, and pretty soon our tuna boats will simply pay the ransom before they leave California. A lot of Vietnam veterans say they won't go to college when they get home, even if it's free. They're for peace at any price. Corps camp result in three jmotorboat bus service on the isn't... hospitalized..... ...... Page 10i city's canals. ~ I ' T!ie bl w k separatists have finally jound something impor- to tight about ~ who 9ets the anti-poverty grants? The mayor of Venice, -Italy, worries about his- city sinking j n t 0 the sea. And what worries John Lindsay is "that his city — Jack IVUsoii VUso •'.*

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