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GIRL CALLS IT A STEAK PARTY KENNEDY- Continued from Page One Mary Jo was dead, when we got back to the motel." More question* from the phone. Esther Newberf cradled the receiver on the shoulder of her brightly print* ed mlnldress Md Megan iob> bing. Finally she hung up. The phone rang again. It was Maryellen Lyons, another of the Kennedy campaign's "Boiler Room" girls who had gathered for the nostalgic weekend reunion. "Oh, Maryellen," she said, still crying. "They just don't quit. . . " ... But we have to tell what happened. . . Jt was my decision. . but I didn't know it would be like this. I guess I'm just not tough enough." After a few minutes, the call was done and Miss Newberg, her composure back, began again, attempting to answer at least some of the questions prompted by a statement Kennedy made last Saturday. "Mary. Jo's Day" No, she said, no one had told the girls to say nothing. The only reason they hadn't spoken up the day before at Miss Ko- pechne's funeral, she said, was that "this was Mary Jo's, day and it wouldn't have been fair." Miss Newberg was reticent on one point, however: Had there been drinking atpthe party? "That relates to a hearing in Edgartown (for Kennedy) • on Monday," she said. "I don't think it would be fair to say anything until the trial or the hearing or whatever." Neither she, nor as far as she knows, any of the other girls have been asked to appear and testify, however. Began Gaily , The tragic weekend began gaily enough, she said. She and the other girls arrived at Cape 'Cod Thursday and took the ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard where they got rooms at the Dunes Motel. On Friday, Miss Newberg said, they went out In a chartered fishing boat to watch the annual Edgartown regatta in which Senator Ken- ifedy'S*rygcht, the Victoria, placed ninth. . The party, "It was more of a cookout than a party," she said, began around 8 p.m. in "the cottage that Gargan had rented for the reunion. "There wasn't anything unusual in our getting together," she said. Kennedy, his aides, and Jhe girls from the "Boiler Room* 1 — a campaign information center — had reciprocated with parties and reunions ever since last July when he took the girls sailing. Leaving Early Nor, Miss Newberg went on, was there anything unusual in Mary Jo's leaving the party early with the senator. "It had been a long day," she said. "Everybody was tired." Miss Kopechne, another acquaintance added Wednesday, "would be Just the one to. leave early. She wasn't a swinger. She was modest, to the point of being prim." In his statement, which he has yet to elaborate, the s,ena- tor said he took a wrong turn on the way to the ferry and ended with his car hurtling off a wooden bridge. From there, he said, he walked back "to where my friends were eating," found a car parked in front, climbed into the back seat' and, eventually asked "someone to bring me back to Edgartown." Miss Newberg said she did not see the senator and Mtss Kopechne leave together nor did she know of the senator's return. Meanwhile, she said, "everyone else was still at the party.'" Handled Quietly She still does not know, she added, just who Kennedy spoke with outside the cottage nor how he got back to Edgartown with the last ferry gone. Evidently it was all handled quietly. "There wasn't much coming and going (between cottage and car)," she said. Admittedly uncertain of the time, Miss Newberg estimated that it was about "9 or 9:30" Saturday morning when Gargan picked up her, Maryellen and Nance Lyons, and told them of the accident. He had already given a lift to the other two' girls, Rosemary Keough and Susan Tannenbaum, she said. Around the same time, or perhaps a bit earlier, Kennedy was at the police station in Edgartown, reporting an accident. Calk Party Quiet Barbecue Miss Newberg told a Garden Cjty, N.Y., newspaper that the party was nothing more than a THEATER CLOCK D«s Moin«f Thur»., July 1969 ti.. WIREPHOTO (AP) Where Kennedy Made Wrong Turn (Thursday's starling times as provided by theater managers) RIVER HILLS: Ben-Hur—8 i GALAXY: Popi—12, 2, 4. 6, 8, 10. .PLAZA: The Love Bus—2-, <l ,6, 8, 10. CAPRI: Oliver—8 HOLIDAY: HelVonymus Morkin —J/,-30. j 9:30. RIVIERA: Those Daring Young Men— 7:10, 9:30 INGERSOLL:.S»<eot Charily- R i PARAMOUNT.-. The Wild Bunch — 12 i 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 i VARSITY: Wackenna's Gold-7, 920. .WEST-VUE DRIVE-IN: Cartoons—fl-45. Chilly Chilly Bang Bang—9. Hook. Line and Sinker—11:40. S.E. 14TH ST. DRIVE-IN: 2001: A Space Odyssey—8:45. Charro—11 50. PLANTATION DRIVE-IN: True Grit— 9:10 (repeat one hour 1.15 am) Guns of ihe Magnificent Seven—11 30 CAPITOL DRIVE-IN: Mackenna's Gold— 9-10 1:15 am How Sweet It Is— 11:30 TOWN DRIVE-IN: Cartoons—9 Chilly Chilly Bang Bang—9:20. Yours. Mine and Ours—12 midnight. WAKONDA: The April Fools—7 45 9 45 2 EASTGATE CINEMA II: The April Fools S —7:30, 9:30 EASTGATE CINEMA 1: Romeo and Juliet —7, 9:30. U.S. Deluged by Thunderstorms CHICAGO, PIONEER DRIVE-IN: The April Fools—9 (repeat one hour—12:45 a .m ) The Stalking Moon-10:50. . ,,„.„.,,„ ... OES MOINES COMMUNITY PLAY- CHICAGO, ILL. HOUSE. The Sleeping Beauty (Junior S c a 11 c r e d thunderstorms Theater*—230 drenched sections of the nation PrPneo-*r JUNI ° R H1GH: Th ' F " 39 Wednesday from the western mountain states to the Atlantic COUP FOILED Coast ... C 0 T 0 N 0 U . DAHOMEY More than six inches of rain i REUTERS) - The Dahomey foil at Atlantic City, N.J.. in government has foiled an nt- : four hours. Heavy rain and hail tempted cotip and arrested plot-' pounded the aVea around Little ters who planned to abduct the!Hock, Ark. Large hail was rearmed forces chief of staff and i ported in the Black Mills of the president, it was officially.South' Dakota and in Kansas annountecl Wednesday. and Georgia. Edgartown, Mass., Police Chief Dominic Arena, right, conferred with state Motor Vehicle Registry Inspector George Kennedy Wednesday, at Chappaquiddick Island intersection where U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (Dem., Mass.) made a wrong turn late last Friday a short time before'his auto skidded off nearby Dike Bridge. A passenger in the auto, Mary/Jo Kopechne, 28, drowned in the accident. At left, Duke County. Prosecutor Walter Steele, dark shirt, confers with Charles Look, jr., u dt'puty sheriff. Authorities say Senator Kennedy drove towards intersection from .center of island along paved road, right foreground, and should have turned sharp left on paved road which leads to ferry landing about three miles away. Instead he apparently took sharp turn, right and drove down unpaved road, right center, which leads to bridge seven-tenths of a mile away where accident happened. quiet barbecue with only a minimum of drinking. Newsday chief Washington correspondent Joseph Albright, in a copyright story, quoted Miss Newberg as saying: "It was a steak party. That's the kind of party it was. There was not a lot of drinking at that party, at most one or two drinks apiece." A neighbor across the street, Mrs. James Sullivan of Boston, described the party as a "quiet" affair. "There was talking, some laughing and singing, but no raucous noise," she said. "I wouldn't even call it a party," Mrs. Sullivan said. "I would call it people in for the evening." "Lot of Talk" Miss Newberg said:^"There .was a lot of talk about the race. The senator came in ninth. All six of us (the young women) were out in a chartered boat to watch the race, and they (the boat crew) were teasing us and saying we cut in front of the boat." The men at the party were said to haye_ been JCennedy, Gargan, Paul "Markhani, former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts; Ray LaRosa and Charles Tretter, who, with the other three, crewed Kennedy's boat in Friday's yacht race, and John Crimmons, Kennedy's driver. The women at the party reportedly were Miss Kopechne, Miss Newberg, Nance Lyons, Kennedy's secretary; her sis^ ter, Maryeljen Lyons; Rosemary Keogh and Susan Tannenbaum. Left Early In Washington, Miss Tannenbaum showed up for work Wednesday as a secretary in the office of Representative Allard K. Lowenstein but left about mid-day. A brief statement, issued in her name from the office, said: "During the weekend I lost a dear friend, Miss Mary Jo Ko- pechne. My sympathies go out to her bereaved family and to Senator Edward Kennedy and his family. I have nothing further to say." Iowa Medicaid Audit From Start REVIEW- Continued jrom Page One the M.D. reviews will be more thorough. "If there is sampling in a given situation, there won't be any opportunity for a guy- to do his own picking," Taylor said. The committees will select which records to review, whether a sample or all of them. The g r o u p s, he added, will thoroughly check "any evidence of excessive treatment, the matter of matching diagnosis with treatment and the matter of and the public a Ijst, of 19681 Blue Shield, which handles Med- Medicaid payments to doctors, licaid bills under a $l-million-a- druggists, nursing homes, and;year contract with the 'state, other vendors. On Tuesday, Social Services matching diagnosis and treat-! ment with charges." Doctors may be asked to bring records when they come for "interview or interrogation," or a committee may ask to inspect the doctor Is., records in the office, Taylor added. Eighty-two medical doctors are to serve on the 11 review committees. Similar committees are supposed to be appointed for each of the other professions receiving Medicaid payments. Several state officials privately say the dentists' "peer review" was inadequate. Governor Robert Ray is reserving judgment. "I don't want to pass judgment on this," Ray said Wednesday. "The Depart-! ment of Social Services has a responsibility and obligation in this area.".The medical chief of Social Services, Dr. Elmer Smith, has authority to examine the dentists' "peer review" for adequacy and thoroughness. Dr. Smith could not be reached late Wednesday. Meanwhile, State Auditor Lloyd Smith said his office will audit Medicaid not only for the year 1968 but back to the start of the program in July, 1967. Smith said delays In obtaining a full list of Medicaid payments have created "an unfortunate cloud of mystery" reflecting on all medical professionals. Controversy has boiled over the Department of Social Services' failure to release to Smith Commissioner Maurice Harmon promised the list for 1968 will be released when it is "complete and accurate." Now, Auditor Smith says his office also wants complete and accurate figures for the period July 1-Dec. 31, 1967. Medicaid's first six months in 1967 were marked by massive {tie-ups in the processing of couldn't accommodate the volume of bills, many of which had errors. Payments were delayed for long periods. Smith said he understands pressure from vendors demanding overdue payments moved the Department of Social Services to issue estimated payments subject to later adjustment. Smith said he will determine whether all the adjustments 'have been properly made. He The computers of Blue-Cross-said he doubts it. GALAXY thp rrnzy banclitoipwerp ohootiiiK (U thf> hncK wall, the Chinese laumlrymon Kunrdlnnn of Law and Order worn Inking lurns HlKRlng tunnels mvd waiihlntr shirln. wlulo HiHlor Lyda-wM taKlnff earn of Texas KanK0r linn Quick and th» R«v«rencl Pinna Blue had hi* eyei caat to the heaven*... for a quick getaway. ~--i5 %-^ir?- V.'V "V. - **&&»'w3Kr Owfc t "• atrx.1? t>«- SPECIAL $1.99 THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ONLY BIG 9 SPECIAL Nine pieces of Minnie Pearl's delicious chicken for only $1,99. A regular $2.25 value. Bring in this coupon and take home enough great chicken for a picnic, party or big family dinner. BACK BY "DAZZLING! Once you see it you'll never again picture POPULAR DEMAND 'Romeo & Juliet*quite the way you did before!" -LIFE 7:00 CINEMA I 9:30 !££? FhANCOZEFFIRELLI 6 DAYS ONLY 6 THIS MOTION PICTURE IS WORTH SEEING AGAIN. cSJUUET No ordinary love atory. Wakonda 7:30-9:30 Cinima II 7:45-9i45 Piomtr Starts Dusk -NOW SHOWING AT ALL 3 THEATRES WAKONDA I CINEMA II! PIONEER "Freih "THE APRIL FOOLS' IS VERY FUNNY!" -New York Daily Newt n and alive . . . romantic and funny."—Monitor, NBC Radio; "Pure Plenure . . . dcliciouily willy (" —Women'i Wear Daily; "Genuinely funny!"—National Obterver; "ll'i hilarioui!"—Cut Mafazina HE HAS A WIFE... SHE HAS A HUSBAND WITH SO MUCH IN COMMON THEY JUST HAVE TO FALL IN LOVE! Jack Lemmon Catherine Deneuve are "The April Fools" Funniir Than "Tht Odd Coupli" Rod Davit ALSO STARRINO PETER (.AWFORD MYRNA LOY WESTOH CHARLES BOYER PIONEER COLOR CO-HIT ONLY GREGORY PECK EVA MARIE SAINT "THE STALKING MOON" THE YEAR'S IIGGEST OUTDOOR WESTERN! f'om • lh*<J Q )f h i* trying to o Iht fCixtd O THE GREAT BANK ROBBER? ...-,.,.CLAUDE AKINS-AKIMTAMIROFf- LARRY STORCH JOHN ANDERSON •SAM JAFFE \ TECHNICOLOR* MNAVIMON*FROM WAMJWN MO8.-MVIN ARTS jtMIOTTAl.DtKMtlC« MVIMM iiIiiiuiiiiviTuiii RIVER HILLS Eicluiive Iowa Showing TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. I mm HBRNT JK HAWXJNS.E^J Matinee W.d. at 2 P.M. 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Jerry Lewis "HOOK, LINE i SINKER" Town Only Co-Hit 11:40 "YOURS, MINE I OURS" CMWn.il (U* II) Me MM Thaalrtil NOW! Open 7:45 P.M. NOWI OMn 7:41 P.M.

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