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Tuat., Aug. 26,1973 • DE8 MOINEt REGISTER / S PEOPLE In thin Inmate offers eye fqr, $3,000 J doe to be paroled soon from Sopthern Michigan Prison it Jackson, after serving about 20 years behind ban, wants to sell one of Us eyes for $3,009 to raise enough money for a down payment on a gasoline station or a hamberger stand. Estep, who has served time In Illinois and other states, mostly for auto theft, currently is completing a 6-to-10-year term for larceny and for escaping from prison in 1968. "Somewhere there's a gay Who needs a cornea transplant. He and I should get together," he said. Crusades Evangelist Billy Graham plans to reduce the number of appearances at large cru- s a d e s and spend more time assisting local churches. Lei ghton Ford, a vice- president of the Billy Graham E v angelistic A s sociation, said in Dallas the change was being made because of a trend toward more interest in local churches and home Bible study. The Christian life cannot be lived ini a big meeting." Graham's 1975 schedule includes six crusades, with the first one in Lubbock, Tex., Sunday through Sept. 7. •ILLY GRAHAM Bomb plot A federal magistrate in Newark, N.J., set bail for three young men accused of mailing a pipe bomb to 'the grandmother of one of the youths as part of a scheme to "change the world." U.S. Magistrate William Hunt set bail at $100,000 for Steven Pasqua, 18, a Rutgers soph- oinore chemistry student whose grandmother, Madeline Pasqua, /was the target of the alleged plot. BaiLfor, the two other defendants,' Allen G. Disque and Robert R. Luongo, both 19 and of Newark, was set at $50,000 each. Estate The 1,000-acre estate at -M-a-n-e-h-e-s-t-e-r-T—V-t., >' of Abraham Lincoln's great- granddaughter has. been left to the Christian Science Church with the provision that it be maintained as a memorial. In addition to the estate Hildrene, the will of Mary Lincoln Beckwlth gives the church $425,000. Miss Beckwith's grandfather, Robert Todd Lincoln, was the only son of Abraham .Lincoln to live to maturity. Miss Beckwith died July 10 at the age of 77. Infected An infected tooth is one reason why singer Elvis Presley has been hospitalized, the star's physician i.aid in MjBjn,phis. Or. George Nichopoulos said Presley, 40, lias been suffering since early August from an infected tooth that had to be extracted. After opening at a Las Vegas hotel, Presley was forced to cancel part of his two-week engagement and fly to Memphis to enter a hospital. The doctor said Presley was to undergo further tests to see if his fatigue is related to any other factors. Goddesses Venus and Diana, two of the naked goddesses whose statues adorn the loveliest fountain in Palermo, Sicily, were beheaded over the weekend in the latest vandal attack on the Renaissance sculpture. Police said that unknown persons stole- the two marble heads from Piazza Pretoria, right in front of city hall. Venus had already lost an arm and a leg in a previous theft. Other deities represented on the fountain have suffered similar indignities in recent years. Dead .. Orison S. Marden, 69, a Wall Street corporate .lawyer who was a founder of the New York Legal Aid Society and of the International Legal Aid Organization, in New York City. He was president of the American Bar Association in 1966-67. Rupert Bayless Vance, 76, a nationally known sociologist and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was the?author of more than 100 articles and seven books. CHRYSLER, GM SALES DECLINE DETROIT, MICH. (AP) Chrysler Corp. continued its long sales slide in mid-August, while Ford Motor Co. showed a slight Increase in deliveries and General Motors' sales dropped 2 per cent compared to last year. Over-all the industry was off 1.2 per cent from the period in 1974. Analysts said there was not much indication of a model- year-end buying surge despite >rice increases, which take effect next month. One industry analyst noted Chrysler held just 13.2 per cent of the domestic market, far below its 17 per cent share last mid-August, but said for the industry over-all, "It was a good, solid period." In other economic developments: • Stock prices on Wall Street advanced Monday for the second straight session in light trading in what analysts said was a continuation of last Friday's "technical" rally. (Details on Markets Page). • Contending oil price policy can mean the difference between U.S. recovery or depression, a House Democrat in Washington proposed a new compromise between Congress and President Ford. Representative Charles A. Vanik (Dem., Ohio) urged Mr. Samurai MATSUE, JAPAN - A 32- year-old neurotic stabbed his father, an elementary school principal, to death with a samurai sword here early Monday, police said. Reports Peking wants U.S. to stay in Pacific © Anne* Prince-Print HONG KONG - Peking wants American troops to remain in the Pacific for now, Representative Paul Findley said here Monday after visiting China. Findley, , a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, discussed the question of U.S. w H h d r awal from the .pacific during a meeting with Chinese Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-ping in Peking last week, he told newsmen here. . Findley, a Republican from Illinois, said he gained the impression that China did not mjnd-the continued presence of U.S. troops in the region "for now". llthough Teng repeated the PAUL FINOLEV 10W 1" Chinese position that no nation should station troops abroad, "The Chinese seem actually content with the idea of U.S. troops remaining in the Pacific for now," he added. "The Chinese have so much to deal with internally that they do not wish to have the additional problem of Soviet encirclement to contend with," Findley said. He had suggested to Teng that a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from .South Korea and Taiwan might leave a vacuum for the Soviet Union to fill and hoped that China would use its influence to prevent North Korea from "adventurism". Findley, who visited South Korea after China, said that a congressional trip to Pyongyang could be of benefit "if carefully handled and explained to Souta Korea." Ford to ask Congress tu write his $2-per-barrel oil import tax into law and legislate decontrol of so-called "old oil" prices at a rate of no more than $1 a year. • James T. Lynn, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said Monday in Milwaukee that he would like to see the government produce a balanced budget within the next two to three years. Lynn said the budget deficit could go as high as $85 billion this year. Worst Since 1971 The latest figures on auto industry sales showed the wors! performance since 1971, but better than in most periods this year when sales hit 12-and 14- year lows. Chrysler daily sales in the Aug. 11-20 period were down 27 per cent compared to a year ago. Ford was up one per cent, while GM sales dropped- 2 per cent and American Motors was off 21 per cent. Ford sales were bolstered by an incentive program for its dealers. Without the incentive plan, Ford too would have trailed year-ago levels. Figures for a Year Year-to-date auto sales as of Aug. 20 were a dismal 4.16 million, down about 17 per cent from 1974, which was a very poor year by recent standards. To date this year, Chrysler sales have plunged 26.S per cent. GM is dow» 10 per cent from 1974 levels, Ford is off 19 per cent and AMC is down 16 >er cent. Last year, August sales skyrocketed as buyers took advantage of end of model year deals n a last-ditch effort to beat the huge price increase on 1975 models. Price boosts for 1976 models will bfe hefty - in the 1250 range — but 'less drastic than last year's $450 model-debut boost. Average on 9 Days Ford said its 66,206 deliveries between Aug. 11-20 were an average 7,356 on each of nine selling days — just more than the 7,297 sold per day during the period last year. GM said its 100,382 mid month car sales averaged 11,154 per day — compared to 11,377 last year. AMC's 8,042 sales during the most recent period was an average 893 per day, down from 1,127 last year. Chrysler sales of 26,547 cars this mid-August were an average 2,950 per day — a big drop rom 4,050 last year. WIREPHOTO (AP) Bugged in Badgerland An authentic-looking replica of a giant spider "climbs" onto a farmhouse roof near Tomahawk, WIs., in a movie being made by former Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate William Dyke and others. Army plan began after Watts TODAY'S TV LOG PLOT Continued from Page One interview program earlier this month. Senator Frank Church (Dem . Idaho), answering questions on the probe of the Central In telligence Agency by his specia Senate committee, was asked i investigators were looking into "the military's contingency plans for martial law, including something called 'Garden Plot'?" Church responded with an unadorned "Yes," and, when pressed, said he could no elaborate "at this time." In fact, many of the details o Garden Plot are coming into the public domain through Army release of declassifiec material. • There was, and is, Garden Plot. It is, and was the plan for centralized army coordination with local and state authorities in case of civil disorders. It contains meticulous and elaborate planning for de ployment and supply of troops in cities across the nation anc sets forth a full range of operating procedures. • Not only was there a Cable Splicer operation in California, there were six of them, designated by Roman numerals and illustrated on Sixth Army documents with a drawing of a hand splicer closing on a length of wire. Cable Splicer was a series of command post exercises, equivalent to war games played without real troops, which were carried out in California and other western states between 1968 and 1974. • Similar command post exercises — "paper war," as one Army participant put it — under Pentagon control were carried out at the national level in 1969 and 1970. Initially, plans called for six of the exercises to be conducted, but four were canceled, chiefly because the threat of civil disturbances subsided, Pentagon officials say. Originally coded "Quiet Town," these exercises were renamed "Gram Metric" on orders from the National Security Council in 1969. Quiet Town was too descriptive of the exercise's goal the NSC contended. • Beginning in 1968 and con- inuing for at least two years, wo brigades of army troops were kept on 12-hour alert for dispatch to any civil disturbance. This was "a mighty high late of readiness," said Col. Zane V. Kortun, who until he retires from the army at the end of this month is the man in charge of Garden Plot. • Army intelligence originally was deeply involved in collecting information on black and antiwar dissident groups in connection with Garden Plot but was later phased out of this role. After hearings by a Senate Judiciary subcommittee heade< by former Senator Sam Ervin jr. (Dem., N.C.) exposed the Army's domestic spying oper ations, the orders changed am all intelligence field work am record keeping was supposed to be entrusted to the FBI and local police. • Despite the Army's willingness to discuss Garden Plot to day, restrictions were tight on what officials could say when Gram Metric and Cable Splicer operations were under way. At the 1970 Cable Splicer II operation, for example;™ mil- tiary personnel were directed to participate in civilian clothes to preclude news media atten tion being drawn to exercise activities." Kortum denies such measures were "a deliberate effort to hide" contending instead that the motivation was simply to avoid arousing the suspicion of the citizenry. Reagan did refer to "military takeover" and "criminal conspiracy" in connection with two Cable Splicer exercises for which records are available. According to speech transcripts, Reagan's references obviously were jocular. The history of Cable Splicer begins with the Watts riot in 1965. The California National Guard committed more than 14,000 men to help the Los Angeles Police Department suppress the riot, with the realiza- ion that it had done so without any statewide planning for con- rolling that many troops. Lt. Col. Frank Salcedo, public nformation officer for the Calio r n i a Military Department, said that since Watts, the Department of the Army has been concerned -that military forces have the capability of providing support. He said California decided 'we'd take advantage of as many exercises as we could get unding for. Almost every year he Sixth Army gave the fund- ng and. we did the exercise." California's experience was magnified nationally when fed- ral troops were committed in July, 1967, to Detroit to help ocal and state authorities, including the Michigan National Guard, put down riots there. While the Johnson adminis- ration was appointing a Blue Ribbon committee on civil disorders whose documentation of a divided nation were highly publicized and then dis regarded, it also was ordering the Pentagon to come up with a plan to guide future deployment of U.S. troops to suppress urban disturbances. In April, 1968, when rioting broke out in many cities follow ing the assassination of Martin Luther King, jr., elements of the 82nd Airborne Division and oth er units were deployed in Balti more, Chicago and the Distric of Columbia. It was not widely known ai the time, but details of troop deployment that spring were al ready worked out in advance in a plan by the army. The plan, most of which has been declassified, reflects then President Lyndon B. Johnson's eigfi elements lay behind the urban uprisings. For example, in discussing "dissident elements," which it classifies as "civil rights move ments," "anti-Vietnam-anti draft movements" and "subver sive conspiratorial aspects,' the plan had this to say about the so-called peace movement: "Many leaders of the antiwar and antidraft movement^ have traveled to foreign countries including Cuba, Eastern Europe and North Vietnam, to meet with Communist leaders. "Therefore, the possibility exists that these individuals may be either heavily influenced or outright dominated by their foreign contacts. They may, in turn, influence their followers, the majority of whom have no sympathy for the Communist cause, but are unaware of their leaders' affiliations." With the Army's domestic in- elligence activities scaled down in the wake of the Ervin committee revelations, that kind of theorizing is missing rom updated versions of Garden Plot. Oat Molnaj 13-WHO (NBC) 6:30 Women 3:00 Somerset 7:00 Today 3:30 Floppy 9:00 Celebrity 4:00 Dinah 9:30 Fortune 5:30 NBC News 10:00 High Rollers 6:00 News 10:30 Hwd. Squares 6:30 Make Deal 11:00 Mag. Marblt 7:00 Adam-12 11:30 Jackpot 7:30 NBC Movie 12:00 News 9:00 Police Story 12:15 Cartoons 10:00 News 12:30 Movie 10:30 Tonight 2:00 Another Wld. 12:00 Tomorrow Amis S'WOI (ABC) 7:00 AM America 2:30 One Life 8:00 Uncle Waldo 3:00 Land, Giants 8:30 Mag. Window 4:00 Dennis 9:00 Truth, Cons. 4:30 Beaver 9:30 M. Douglas 5:00 Batman 10:30 Brady Bunch 5:30 ABC News 11:00 Showoffs 6:00 Truth, Cons. 11:30 My Children 6:30 Treaj. Hunt 12:00 News " 7:00 Happy Dm 12:30 Here, Now 8:00 ABC Movlt 1:00 Pyramid 10:00 News 1:30 Rhyme ,. 10:30 Dimension 5 2:00 Gen. Hosp. 12:30 Entertalnm't Dis Moines 8-KCCI (CBS) 6:30 Semester 2:30 Tattletales 8:00 Kangaroo 9:00 M. Brubaker 9:30 Price, Right 10:00 Gambit 10 JO Love of Life 11:00 Restless 11:30 Search, Tmw. 12:00 News, Mktf. 12:15 Cartoons 12:30 World Turns 1:00 Guiding Lltt 1:30 Edge, Night 2:00 Match Game 3:30 Courtship 4:001 Love Lucy 4:30 Ironside 5:30 CBS News 6:00 News, Spts. 6:30 TeM Truth 7:00 Press Conf. 7:30 M»A»S'H . 8:00 Hawaii 5-0 9:00 Barn. Jones 10:00 News, Spts. 10:30 CBS Movie 12:45 News; Pastor DuMoiMSll-KDIN (IEBN) 9:00 Sesame St. 6:30 Consultation 10:00 Mr. Rogers 7:00 TV Wai Live 10:30 Vita Alegre 7:30 Survival Kit 11:00 Hodgepodge .8:00 Nova 11 JO Elec. Co. 9:00 Interface 12:00 Off the air 9:30 Woman 4:00 Mr. Rogers 10:00 Eve. Edition 4:30 Sesame St. 10:30 Firing Line 5 JO Elec. Co. 11:30 FeeUng Good 6:00 Trains Band to parade The Ref Itttr't Iowa Newt lervlc* EPWORTH, 1A. - The 170- member Western Dubuque ommunity School Band has >een invited to march in the rtacy parade in New York on Thanksgiving Day. RADIO wot 640 Ames 6:00 Music Shop 2.-00 9:00 Thli Morn. 4:00 All Thln«» 12:00 Noon ftep't 5:30 Bus. Final •12:30 Farm Facts 6.00 Options 1:00 Book Club 7:00 Concert 1:30 Sov. Press KRNT1350 CBS DCS Molnes 6:00 Ray Dennis 7:00 R. Peterson 7:00 News 7:15 Baseball 7:45 Sports Royals vs. 10:00 Del Hull Orioles 12:00 Van Harden 10:30 Mystery 3:00 Ray MeCarty Theater 5:00 News 1:00 J. Lombard* 6:10 W. Cronfote KCBC 1390 ABC Des Moincs 6:00 J. Christy 4:45 Sports 7:30 Nightingale 5:45 Sports 8:30 Paul Harvey 6:00 W. Tursso 12:00 Paul Harvey 12:00 D. Allsup 12:15 D. Lem Mon KBAB 1490 Indlanola 6:00 Steve Brown 6:00 S.'ll/lilner 10:00 Scott Meln 7:30 Baseball: 12:00 tnfo. Hour Oaks vs. 2:00 Jim Beam Indianapolis KWKY1150 Des Molnes 5:30 D. Odegaard 3:00 B. Dlek 7:15 Religion 6.00 Buy, Sell 11:00 R. Emery 9:00 J. Conrad 12:00 Grand View 9:15 Grace 12:30 Wld. Tmw. Assembly 1:00 B. Dick 9:30 Wld. Tmw. 2:00 T. Tommy 10:00 J. Conrad KSO 1460 Des Moines 6:00 John France 6:00 R. Mathews 10:00 Curtis King 12:00 Rick Wilson 2:00 P. St. John KGGO-FM 94.9 Des Moinea 6:00 Jerry Dean 6:00 C. Collins 10:00 J. Stewart 12:00 Dr. Lex 2:00 T. W. Scott KJOA-FM 93.3 Des Moinea 6:00 Terrl Davis 7:00 John Marl* 11:00 J. Michaels 12:00 R. Williams 3:00 S. Mathews WOI-FM 90.1 Ames 6:00 News 2:00 Mastemk& 7:15 Muslcali 5:30 News 8:00 Newt 6:00 All Thlngf 9:00 Musical* 7:30 Book Club 10:30 Book Club 8:00 Concert 11:00 Concert 9:00 Word, Sound 12:30 News 10:00 Music 1:00 Cameo Cone. KIOA-AM 940 Des Moines 6:00 Music 7:00 BUI Allen 10:00 R. Phillips 12:00 R. Williams 3:00 Bruci Allen KLYF-FM 100.3 Des Moines Beautiful music In stereo from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. KDMJ-FM 97.3 Des Moines Gospel talks, music 24 hours a day. -t WHO 1040 NBC Dei Moines 5:30 News 5:00 News 5:45 Farm 6:00 B. Wllbtnks 6:30 News 7:00 C'ntry Music 8:00 Don Warren 7:25 Baseball: 11:40 Auction Twins vs. 12:00 Farm Rept. Brewers 12:30 News 10:00 C'ntry Music 1:00 Cal Stout KRNQ-FM102 Des Moines Rock In stereo 24 hours a day. McDonald: Ford top contender Tht RMltlcr'i Iowa Htm Itrvlc* DAWSON, IA. - Republican State Chairman John C. McDonald said Monday that President Ford has "tapped the pulse of the people" and will be a formidable contender for t h e Republican presidential nomination next year. McDonald, speaking at the annual Dallas County Republican Steak Fry, said that "much of what has been wrong with America is being set right by Gerald Ford." By contrast, McDonald said Congress has failed to respond to the problems facing Americans. He said that Congress contributed to citizen frustra- ion by side-stepping the critical problems, Want big government to slay out: Wallace POINT CLEAR, ALA. (AP) — Alabama Gov. George Wai- ace said Monday middle-class Americans want the federal iovernment to stop interfering with their businesses, schools nd labor unions. "Big government is not a friend of the people," Wallace told the Nai o n a 1 Lieutenant Governors Conference. "They want big overnmentto leave them alone." MAC DAV TODAY'S TV LOG GOOD TIMES. J.J. is being snubbed by snobs. (Rerun) CBS at 7. WHEN TELEVISION WAS LIVE. Excerpts from Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town." IEBN at 7. S NETWORK MOVIES. "The Big Ripoff" (1974), starring Tony Curtis. (Rerun) NBC at 7:30. "Man in the Wilderness" starring Richard Harris. (Rerun) ABC at 8. :l FREE LECTURE on TM Westside Library Thursday, August 28 500(5 Franklin 7:30 P.M. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TM PROGRAM CALL THE NUMBER IN YOUR AREA: Des Moines- 255-1547 Ames - 292-6637 Cedar Falls-Waterloo - 266-9943 Cedar Rapids - 366-4554 Davenport - 323-0830 Dubuque - 556-8426 Fairfield - 472-5031 Iowa City-351-3779 SiO'JX City-255-4916

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