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PaHi tt Ipptar • Soul singer Aretha Franklin, 26, failed to appear in court in Highland Park, Mich., on a disorderly conduct charge which grew out. of a minor auto acc i d c n t in a par k-i-n g lot there. She was arrested after AMTHA FRANKLIN she a swore at two policemen and tried to slap No Hopeless Cases, Judge Says Topless 'Sacrifice' Raises Furor annual Summcrfest Celebration has run afoul of the police vice squad. Miss Perez, 24, a carnival dancer, who appears topless for 23 seconds during the ritual, has been arrested three times for indecent exposure. The member of the Flying Indians of Acapulco, who says the ritual dates back 500 years, has been freed on bond. Her slayer in the ritual is not identified. PEOPLE in the NEWS Sues Actor Briefly... Taken fo Prison • Robert B. DePugh, 46. national co-ordinator of the Minutemen, was taken from Kansas City to the federal penitentia/y at ! Leaven wo r t h, Kan., to begin •serving a one[ year term for violating the r Federal Fire- I arms Act. His Uop .aide,. Wai- MOBIRT ter P. Peyson, otruoH 27. was returned to jail in lieu of bonds totaling $65,000. They were captured July 12 near Truth or Consequences, N.M., after eluding authorities for 17 months. They were indicted by a federal grand jury in Seattle in February. 1968, on charges of conspiring to rob banks.' 'Miss Nude 1 • The first "Miss Nude America" will be selected Aug. 2 at Naked City, Ind., one of the na. lion's oldest resorts where people go to get tanned all over. Dick Drost, owner of the nudist camp about 40 miles southeast of Chicago, says 25 entries have been received so far. The winner will receive a $1,000 trip to a Jamaica resort. "}n a nude contest you have a true<>beauty contest in the same -sense that the early Greeks-and Romans did," Drost says. "Also with the superstructure that is built into women's bathing suits, you really don't know what they look like." Teacher Fired • Dccna Metzger, 32, an English teacher who wrote and read to her class what school officials called an obscene poem, was fired by the Los An- gelcs Junior College Board. Mrs. Metzger, a mother of two, has a month to appeal the decision to Superior Court. The poem describes a sexual encounter between C»od and a young girl. She defended it as "highly moral" and a "work of art." Mrs. Metzger said she used the poem last May to help her class define pornography. Top Hal Awards •The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs presented Top Hat Awards in St. Louis to two individuals and three companies for advancing the status of employed women during the past year. Recipients are Representative Martha W. Griffiths (Dem., Mich.); Robert B. Terras of Marietta, Ga.; First National Bank of Arizona, Phoenix; Silver Burdett Co., Morristown, N.J., and Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. of Minneapolis. . Dead • Writer producer Stanley Niss, 53, a former newspaper crime reporter who did scripts for the -once famous-radio series i'Gang^ Busters," of a brain tumor, in Hollywood. He wrote scripts for "Suspense," "Climax," "The Verdict Is Yours" and "The Walter Winchell File." Macdonald Carey Married 26 Years • The breakup of one of Hollywood's most durable marriages was disclosed when actor Macdonald Carey, 56, was sued for divorce by his former Philadel p h i a socialite wife, Elizabeth, 51, on grounds of extreme cruelty. They .had -*• b e e n married ELIZABETH 26 years. Mrs CAREY Carey asked for custody of their six children ranging in age from 13 to 20. Carey, a native of Sioux City, la., starred in a number of adventure movies and the television soap opera "Days of Our Lives." Threat Case • George DonahuCj^S, was arrested by police in Oakland, Calif., after a telephone operator reported he told her he wanted to shoot President Nixon. Police said they picked up Donahue at his home where operator" Felicia" Harris, 247 had kept him engaged in conversation for 20 minutes. A loaded .22-caliber rifle was found in the home. Yank Unit, Headed Home, Yields Mekong Base to Allies SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM (AP) — The United States took another step Wednesday in reducing its combat commitment in South Vietnam, handing over a Mekong Delta base to South' Vietnam's 7th Division. j Fire Support Base Moore at j Cai Lay, 45 miles southwest of i Saigon, is being abandoned by the 1st Brigade of the U.S. 9th Infantry Division. About 7,400 men of the 1st Brigade will begin leaving for Hawaii in a week, In all, 25,000 U.S. soldiers and Marines will have left the war in Vietnam by the end of August. Some soliders of the 9th Division already have returned to the U.S., and when the pullout is completed 11,400 will have left. The 7th Vietnamese Division is the main one assigned to continue the battle in the Mekong Delta as South Vietnam gradually assumes greater combat responsibility with modern U.S. arms and fire support. Ambush Sampans The U.S. 9th Division's 3rd Brigade, which is staying in Vietnam, was involved in one of the few fights reported Wednesday as the lull persisted along the battlefronts. A patrol from the 3rd Brigade ambushed two sampans on a river 22 miles southwest of Saigon, and reported killing six i Viet Cong. There were no U.S.! casualties. j In another action, Americalj Division troops found a Vietj Cong tunnel complex near Due Pho, 320 miles northeast of Saigon, and blew it up with grenades. They found 11 eneVny! bodies. ; Helicopter Raids U.S. 25th Division troops and helicopter gunners killed eight enemy in a clash near Due Hoa, about 18 miles northwest of Saigon. Helicopter gunships of the 1st Air Cavalry Division claimed five more enemy dead near. An Loc, 60 miles north of the capital. Other 25th Division troops killed five enemy northeast of Tay Ninh. The U.S. Command said there were 11 enemy shelling* overnight, six of them directed against American installations. One American was wounded. U.S. military sources said that despite the lull small-unit contacts were averaging about 60 a day. them. Her attorney told the court she was distraught over the death of the brother of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., who drowned in a swimming pool this week. She was ordered to appear in court today. Near-Collision • After sailing 6,000 miles across the Pacific, Sharon Sites Adams had a near-collision with a tugboat and barge in the Catalina Channel. But she continued on course to San Diego where she expects to end her voyage early Friday. Mrs. Adams, the first woman to sail the Pacific alone, was below deck getting her first sleep in 3'/4 day when the near-accident occurred. Her-31-fooLketch "just passed the bow of the tug," her husband, Al Adams, said. He is shepherding his wife down the coast in an accompanying vessel. * Plans Ra Film • Norwegian explorer Thor Hc- ycrdahl will direct a feature- length movie on his transatlantic expedition in the papyrus boat Ra, American producer Jim Hubbard said in Bridgetown, Barbados. It is expected to be released by the end of the year, along with a book on the voyage'by Heyerdahl. The Ra left Morocco in May in an attempt to prove ancient Egyptians might have sailed to the new world.. The crew, which abandoned .the Ra some 600 miles east of Barbados earlier this month, now is in Bridgetown. __ CHICAGO TELLS SCHOOL PLAN CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) - The Chicago Board of Education, under orders from the federal government to integrate its faculties, proposed Wednesday a $1,000 incentive for teachers in inner-city schools. The proposal was ^rawn up by Supt. James F. Redmond in 15-point plan desigped to meet complaints of the Department of Justice. The department told the school board July 9 to come np with a teacher integration plan within two weeks or face a court suit. • The government maintained [hat teacher assignment policies of the school board deny equal educational opportunities to Negro children. The department said a third of the city's schools have either all-white or all-Negro faculties and that Negro schools tend to have more inexperienced and noncertified teachers than white schools. Blame Union At the time, board members blamed the Chicago Teachers Union for the imbalance, saying that the union contract provides that experienced teachers may-transfer-to-more-desirable schools. Redmond's proposal places a considerable portion of the solution back in the lap of the federal government. It- asks for $5.6 million in federal funds to help implement desegregation of faculties. Redmond said his plan can be achieved "without resorting t o involuntary transfer of teachers." The $1,000 incentive bonus would be given to experienced teachers who transfer to schools with children of another race. Starting pay for Chicago public school teachers is $8,400. Other Points Among other points in the plan is one requiring in-service training courses for teachers who have not previously taught children of the race they are assigned to teach. The plan also asks the federal government to provide funds to pay guards for 200 school faculty parking lots to protect teachers' automobiles. It calls on the government to assist in solving problems which impede integration, such as harassment of teachers. ALCOHOL- Continued from Page One alcoholics and their families to doctors and government officials. "All Heartaches" ,,.J,'I am 67 years old," began Harrison. "I appear as a private citizeiv I'm an alcoholic. In two weeks it Will be 26 years since I had a drink. ... My family had alt the heartaches. Then, finally, thank God, 1 learned how to quit drinking." Hngkei kopes through hear* ing* on the problems of alcoholism and drag addiction to shape legislation which .will help the alcoholic and the drug addict. In his first legislative initiative, Hughes chose to strike out in the field he knows best and the one which is closest to his heart. The hearing room was packed — not with reporters or celebrity followers, but with members of Alcoholics Anonymous who regard the opening of these hearings as a great one in their fight to help alcoholics. Public actions by Hughes—and more so by Harrison—have not gone down well with some members of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) who have strongly stressed the second "A." But virtually all A.A.s are agreed that it will take publicity and public presentations to move Congress to pass laws and appropriate funds for treatment centers and other measures to help those who suffer from alcoholism. "Puniest Kind" The publicity was available Wednesday and the network cameras rolled as Hughes, Harrison, academy-award-winning actress Mercedes McCambridge talked plain about alcoholism and society's neglect of dealing , WIREPHOTO (AP) Their Topic: Alcoholism Two former alcoholics, U.S. Senator Harold E. Hughes (Dem., la.), right, and DCS Moines Municipal Judge Ray Harrison, confer Wednesday before Judge Harrison was the first witness to testify before Hughes' special subcommittee on alcoholism and narcotics In Washington, D.C. tice people to seek treatment! arrested 200 times, Harrison j without the pain of embarrass-; played both parts of the dia- |ment." "It won't meaningfully with it. "Federal action on both alcohol and drug abuse has been the puniest kind of tokenism," said Hughes . . . "We have been unwilling to spend pin money." : Hughes and Senators Ralph j •',.'' Yarborough (Dem., Tex.) and Jacob Javits (Rep., N.Y.) all deplored the fact that President Nixon had cut from the budget be easy," Hughes said, "but somehow the death grip that respectable social drinking has on society must be broken. Perhaps the greatest single contributor to the growth of alcoholism in this country is the fashionable cocktail party. You either drink or you're not 'with it' socially. "Let's fight alcoholism, we are saying subconsciously, but let's not be bores, and spoil sports and, party poopers about "Above all, let's not disturb that comfortable, cozy American institution of the happy logue. "Are you having trouble with drinking, Joe?" the judge asked. $4 million for alcoholism community assistance grants. 'Hughes stayed out of further politics by declining to note that he disagrees with the alcoholism and drug treatment bill sponsored by Javits, senfor Republican on the subcommittee, and 41 other senators. "Fallen Flat" "We have fallen flat on our faces," said Hughes. "It is a national disgrace. The next time you see some drunk making a spectacle of himself in public, mark it down that we, are the ones who should be ashamed for our gutless failure to meet this problem, not the miserable victim of the affliction. "Whether we are willing to admit it or not, alcoholism ranks with heart disease and cancer as one of our most vicious killers." "We have to begin calling things by their right names," Hughes said in his opening statement of the hearing. "We have too long taken a country club approach to a gutter problem. We are dealing with a dirty vicious affliction. We have glossed it over in order to en- hour by admitting that some of our best friends are problem drinkers who are committing socially acceptable suicide before our eyes." Judge 500 Times Harrison showed the committee "before"-and~-aft^ er" pictures of men who had been arrested as many as 500 times for drunkenness but finally stopped drinking after attending his courtroom Alcoholics Anonymous classes. "The recoveries we've had." he said, "prove there's no such thing as a hopeless alcoholic." Concerning present treatment of alcoholics, he said: "Sometimes when we give a man five days in jail we are sentencing him to death." Harrison described the alcoholic's unlimited capacity for self-delusion. "He (the alcoholic) thinks he's the man standing by the fence in the Calvert (whisky) ad, only without the horse," Harrison said, in one of the many anecdotes that sparkled his unprepared testimony. Describing a conversation with an alcoholic who has been "No," Joe replied, smiling happily. Further questioning by Harrison produced the facts that Joe's wife had left him, his children were .taken from him, he had lost his home, and was now sleeping in a boxcar. , "Part of the disease is that j you don't think you have it," explained Judge Harrison. Shriver in First Visit to Pompidou PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) — U.S. Ambassador to France Sargent Shriver Wednesday discussed moves to improve Franco-American rela- ^ions with—French President Georges Pompidou. Shriver, paying his first visit to Pompidou, told reporters they discussed a number of questions and agreed to talk about them again shortly, but he did not elaborate. Dei Moine* Tfiurl., Mf K' LNftl SUE 5 FIRMS IN DRUG SALE CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) - The government sued three major American drug firms and two British companies Wednesday, charging them with conspiring to •monopolize the sales of iron Dextran. The Department of Jastk* contended In tie dvfl rait, filed In U.S. District Cent, that the flrmi cwiiplni to HER i DOWNTOWN MERLE HAY FUZA I ilicopu In Rochester, Minnesota: Just 2>*bk>cksfrom the Mayo Clinkn The New Sheituon4tochester. The first new hotel in Rochester in 48 years. Heated indoor pool. Dancing and entertainment at the sixteenth-floor Top of th* Rock Lounge; fine food at the Falstaff Dining Room and Pavilion Coffee House. Lanai Suites surround the pool, Color TV in every room. Many rooms with two double beds; children free when sharing a room with parents. Singles start at only $13. Free Clinic Transportation. For Insured -"-'^ Reservations here or at any Sheraton in the world: In Oes Moines, call 282-3774 SOUIM BROAUW** SHIRAION MCJI It SAND MOID* INNS. A *o«i.o*io£ stRvict orm MR. 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The American firms charged Wednesday sell at least $3.2 million worth of iron Dextran products annually. The suit, citing the Sherman Antitrust Act, charges that Fi- sons entered into unlawful contracts with the three others to require that purchasers of Dex- tran resell it under a specified trademark and to a certain market. Qtye 90 Ulrine* iegjier - " Fountfe* I] ""«& 1M* 715-Locust St. Vol. 121, No. 30 DM Moines, la. 5030* July 24, 1*6* RE'GISTER SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In tfie Oes Moines. of*"' or carr soc .__SCRI irea, socY'wook. By mail or~cafr!er"ifi ither Iowa towns where either Reiiiter r Tribune, carrier service Is available, — tU.M a motor .route .w..-,— net, or br malF. where B/rhVlT'a 11 ^ 1 "-^'^-' Me • weefc . By dally Dts MoJnat; or rout* wvlce it . 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