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Where to Find la Edltdflala Markets 4-S 10 16 TV, Radio Weather Women ***** THE WEATHER - Variable cloudiness through Saturday. Chance of thunderstorms tonight, Saturday. High mid 80s. Low'upper 50s, Sunrise 6:63; sunset 8:49. owa Depends Des Moines, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 8, 1970—28 Pages— Two Sections Price 10 Cents SEEK HUNG OF TEACHERS AT KEOKUK 164 Ignore Court Ban on Strike By Larry Fruhling (Register Staff Writer) KEOKUK, IA. - The School Board sought contempt of court citations Thursday against striking teachers in the Keokuk Community School District. A hearing was set for 2 p.m. today for striking teachers to show cause why they should not be cited for contempt for violating a court injunction against the walkout. Meanwhile, classes were held on a limited basis Thursday, with some townspeople filling the vacancies created by the strike. Superintendent Robert* Leland said all seven elementary schools held classes and that sessions were conducted for high school seniors. There were no classes for students in grades seven through 11. Things were "approximately normal" 164 Off Job He said about 164 of the district's 196 regular classroom teachers remained off the job, despite a temporary injunction issued Wednesday by "District Judge J. R. Leary, declaring the strike illegal. Acting after the School' Board filed a document which said the strike was continuing, Judge Leary entered the order for the contempt hearing against the Keokuk Education Association, which represents nearly all the district's teachers, and the four top officers of the association. The officers are Thomas Coffey, Gene Ylitalo, Billie Peters and Paul Gaylord. Coffey, president of the teachers' association, urged parents to keep their children home because "they are putting the Students Break Into OU Capitol r " . Mb •• Defy Injunction, Occupy Building For 10 Minutes By A Staff Writer IOWA CITY, IA. — Demonstrators at the University of Iowa defied a temporary district court injunction Thursday night by breaking into the Old Capitol building and occupying it for about 10 minutes. Three students among about SO who .broke into the building were placed under arrest then released when a large group of protesters outside agreed to leave the area if those inside were allowed to leave. Through Window The demonstrators broke into the Old Capitol through a basement window, witnesses said. Inside they reportedly paraded up and down the spiral staircase. One demonstrator stuck a smoke canister out a second-story window, raising fears for a time the building was on fire. The group entered Old- Capitol after an abortive attempt to occupy nearby Jessup Hall, which hoitises several university administrative offices. After the Old Capitol was broken into, university provost Ray L. Heffner and City Manager Frank Smiley arrived with a police detective and three uniformed officers. Two of the officers . toldreporters their ISU STUDENTS VOW RETURN THOMAS COFFEr ' ROBERT tt LAND Heffner entered the building and read the injunction, issued Wednesday, which prohibits violent demonstrations on the campus. a "Those lit this building that can hear me are violating the injunction," Heffner told the demonstrators. "Those in this building that can hear me are subject to arrest." Three demonstrators told the authorities they would not move IOWA- Please turn to Page Seven By Jerry Knight (Register Staff Writer) AMES, IA. — Leaders of a demonstration in which 23 persons were arrested here Thursday vowed to close down the local draft board again today. "Nobody's-going to be drafted on Friday," said ,Robert Trembly, 26, of Ames, who was arrested along with 22 other Iowa State University students after police used tear gas and Mace to remove protesters who were blocking the entrance to the draft board. Ordered Out The protesters were all re leased on bail after appearing before Municipal Court Judge John L. McKinney. NIXON: WE'LL LOWER VOICE ON STUDENTS Assurances Given To College Heads Leased Wires to The Register WASHINGTON, D.C. _ With striking college students pour ng into the nation's capital tc protest U.S. intervention in Cambodia, President Nixon in formed eight university presi dents Thursday that hostile ad ministration official comment about students would cease. Dr. Nathan M.~Pusey, presi dent of Harvard University said, "I think there will'be an opportunity of testing it (Presi dent Nixon's assurances) fair! About crowded 50 spectators who courtroom lor the arraignment were or. dered out by McKinney after they jeered his actions. One of the spectators, Sally Marie Bennett, 19, of, Turin, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for contempt of court after she allegedly "shouted an obscenity while leaving the courtroom! After, teeir -court 'appearances, the protesters attended a rally of about 1,000 persons on the ISU campus Thursday eve- AMES- Please turn to Page Five safety- and education of their children into the hands of people who are not regular teachers." Coffey said the school operation Thursday was a "mock- cry,"' and challenged Leland to a public debate on the dispute. The strike - the first of its kind in Iowa — climaxed a four-month battle between the School Board and the association over salaries for the next school year. Leland said the 32 non-strikers were joined in classroom duties by 16 administrators and about 40 substitute teachers "and KEOKUK Please turn to Page Three Sharp Rise In Jobless To 4 Million WASHINGTON, D.C. (REUTERS) -- Unemployment rose to 4.8 per cent in April from 4.4 per cent in March — the sharpest rise in 10 years, a top Labor Department • official • disclosed Thursday, The steep rise in the unemployment rate, the largest since the economic recession in I960 will be officially announced to day. !• r • -,..-. ... ,., .j, .-,.-,• - b .- . The April unemployment total jumped some 300,000 to around 4 million, the official said. It is believed (0 be the highest level in aboAMive, years. The growth in tjje number of unemployed is a cjntpufcj re- Exp ect Smaller Fopd Price WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The Agriculture Department said Thursday retail food prices this year may increase an average of 4.5 per cent. The boost last year, the decent. In February, department ex perts estimated 1970 food prices would gain only 3.5 to 4 per cent from last year. The latest estimate was in a summary report on the national food situation. Officials noted the consumer price index for food in March was 7.5 per cent higher than * year earlier but only one-tenth February. A flection tight fiscal and monetary policies to curb Inflation and the resultant slowing in the economy, analysts here say. Cutbacks in the defense and aerospace, industries have swamped the labor market at a time when civilian manpower demand is at Its lowest level for about six years. A t the same analysts said, > an time, the increasing number of housewives -have been seeking jobs to offset the continuing rise in the cost of living. Another factor has been a high demobilization rate from the armed forces. Vote Repeal of Ban On Contraceptives -WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - partment said, averaged 5.2 per The House Ways and Means Committee approved Thursday repeal of the 87-year-old_ban on importation of contraceptive .de vices or materials. The bill would also end prohibitions on the mailing of such materials or advertising or information about them. However, unsolicil ed mailing of contraceptive ad vertlsing to individuals other than physicians or others wii of one per cent more than ia Id professional interest, stil would be forbidden. GOP GOVERNOR PARLEY HALTED SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Pennsylvania Gov." Raymond 5hafer Thursday canceled the Spring National Republican Governors' Conference this weekend in Santa Fe, because of "the disruption of peace, the violence and potential violence throughout the nation." Shafer said all 50 state governors will meet Monday with President Nixon in Washington D.C., to discuss internationa and national affairs. Ifi Dies Moines, a spokesman for Gov. Robert Ray said the governor expects to attend the meeting. Shafer's announcement came shortly before the conference was to have begun. The associ ation originally bad expected 25 of the nation's 32 Republican governors, but the list dwindlet as disorders mounted across the nation. Only 12 governors were planning to attend as of Thursday. Only four, including Shafer, were in Santa Fe when the cancellation announcement came. Shafer said the decision reached among the governors to cancel was made "to keep our avenues of communication open with our home commu nities." Meanwhile, social events scheduled • for the conference, including a ladies tea and barbecue at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, were to go ahead as planned. New Mexico Gov. David F Cargo estimated 2,000 • persons had been invited to the bar becue. "We've got an awful loi of beef," he added. soon." Pusey did not mention by name Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew who left Washington for a three-day speaking tour that will end in Atlanta, Ga., Saturday — the same day students plan a mass protest rally near the White House. It also -Was learned that Nix on expressed to staff member his distress over an imprompt remark last week in which h called students who destroy buildings and burn books. Acting as spokesman for th eight university .presidents, Pu sey said the group won assur ances from' the President tha administration; members woulc cease hostile comments abou campus events and persons The assurances came during an hour and 20-minute conference with Nixon. Pusey, former lyxqf Counci Bluffs, la., told a news confer ence, in answer to a question about such assurances, that ad ministration officials will be making speeches in a few days after President Nixon holds scheduled news conference today. "Deep Understanding" ,#'OU AIN'T GOING TO PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THAT BUM, ARE YOU, BOSS?' LARGEST YET UNCOVERED IN CAMBODIA Could Be Reds' Headquarters Leased Wire to The Register WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House announced Thursday American troops in Cambodia have captured "a major sophisticated base complex" that possibly could be the supreme Communist headquarters designated as the goal of the American attack in that country. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler-said-that he could not say for certain this was the chief headquarters, adding that the headquarters in many ways depends upon a group of men who move from spot to spot. Largest Yet However, he said that in terms of construction and communications facilities, the bastion in the Fishhook area of Cambodia was the largest yet uncovered by allied troops in that country. Ziegler was commenting on a Reuters report from the scene quoting the TJS. task WINDS BRING WARMER AIR Pusey said that during the Thursday morning meeting, his group "found the President an attentive listener," and that'the university heads "came away with a distinct impression that he (the President) "has a deep understanding and sympathy with the problems we face on the campuses." A statement issued on behalf of all eight members of the group stressed, that they "spoke forcefully of the deep and wid- Strong, gusty south winds continued to pour warm air irito Iowa Thursday and sent temperatures well above seasonal highs. * High readings ranged from 91 at- Sioux City to 81 at Lamoni. Des Moines had a high of 85. The winds at times gusted to 40 miles per hour. Skies are expected to remain clear and temperatures above normal today r-the-Weather Bureau said. e iri n g7 7?PPT?]?6ris|pns . on campuses' everywhere and the reasonsjor them." The eight said they presented "explicitly our assessment ol the distress, frustration and anger among students and faculty across the nation —reactions that result from the developments in Southeast Asia, hostile comments by members' of the administration about NIXON- Please turn to Page Two PeUa's Tulip Festival Off To Perfect, Colorful Start • ^ ,.. By Charles Bullard (Register Staff Writer) PELLA, IA. — -Pella's annual Tulip Time Festival began Thursday and one of the largest opening-day crowds in recent years streamed- into Pella to see the stars of the show — the tulips. The Chamber of Commerce couldn't have ordered a better day. Skies were blue, a breeze fanned the crowd and the tulips were in full bloom — all 500,000 of them. Soviet Warning On Israel Arms AMMAN,- JORDAN (AP) The.Soviet military a.ttache* in Jordan, Col. Evgeni Manohin, said Thursday his government is ready to consider requests of military aid from any Arab country if the United States gives more arms to Israel. M a no h in said the Soviet Union cannot stand idle in the face of dangers created by "American imperialism" in Southeast Asia. He said the deterioration of the situation in the Middle East was also causing concern "due to continued Israeli military provocations with the support of the United States." Calls a Universal 'Pill' Impossible This Century © Th» Los Angeles Times STANFORD, CALIF,.- The creaiLoji of a.universal birth control agent is impossible in this century, says a noted Will End Saturday This year's celebration is the t h i.r t y-fifth annual festival. Some 70,000 to 100,000 persons are expected to view the hundreds of beds of multi-colorec tulips lining Pella's streets and parks before the three-day festival ends Saturday evening. The tulip festival has become .a regular stop on.many spring bus tours and about 100 bus Tell White Home Unlisted Number WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)Someone — or possibly several persons —• have the White House's telephone number and the White House is not overjoyed. It isn't the regular number as published in the directory or given out by information operators. force commander, Brig. Robert Shoemaker, as saying his men were in the heart of the base. ....... Reuters correspondent Allan Maitland, reporting from Fire Support Base North in Cambodia, said U.S. troops had i unearthed large quantities of ,U-eapons and equipment in a vast guerrilla supply depot in thick jungle two miles from. the South Vietnamese border, Asked if his troops had found Viet Cong headquarKfe, Shoemaker replied: "It's here and we are in the heart of it." "The City" The area — known as "The City" — is about 20 miles north of the Fishhook salient of Cam- bodia-whiclrU.S. and South-Vietnamese troops entered May 1.., Scores of huts, bunkers and some large palm-roofed buildings were found in the area. Running between the struc-~ CAMBODIA — Please turn to Page Six INSIDE THE REGISTER Nixon Will Meet Press at 9 p.m. Leased Wire From Dow Jones WASHINGTON, D.C. S. President Nixon's press conference today has been scheduled for 9 p.m. (Iowa time), the White House said Thursday. It will be broadcast live by radio and television. PICTURE: Page 3 loads of oldsters from as far away as New Orleans, La., are expected to tour Pella. The iulips aren't the only attractions. The street scrubbers scour the pavement daily in front of 65-foot-bigh Tulip Toren (tower). The scrubbing is done with long handled brooms and water from buckets hung from wooden shoulder yokes. There is a Volks Parade every afternoon with waves -oi costumed children, high school bands, floats, babies in high- wheeled carriages and dancers wearing klompes (wooden shoes). • Crowns the Queen First-day visitors Thursday got to see Pella's 82-year-old burgemeester. Dr. T. G. Full?, resplendent in his scarlet and gold rpbes, crown his thirty- fifth Pella tulip queen, Sandra Ver Meer, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Ver Meer of ! rural Pella. The burgemeester, who con-i fesses he doesn't have a drop of \ Dutch blood in his veins, has crowned every tulip queen since the festival started in 1935. The festiv&.l was begun to __ honor the 700 Hollanders and, on a massive"scale by govern-1 Djerassi" doubts that a con-i their leader Domiaie--Headrik! ment edict during the next two traeeptive pill for males will be Pieter Scholte who left the J _ J ! * \.__L . _ f I . I. f il 1 *_ r !** 11 1 I_ I.- 4 n J rf .. 1 t 1 It's a number that reaches the Executive Office Building next door. The callers somehow all seem to be against widening of the Indochina war. Ronald L. Ziegler, presidential press secretary, saidjie understood the number had appeared in a series of advertisements. Some of the ads, he said were sponsored under the slogan, "Dial a-Dissenlr" RECOGNIZE SIHANOUK ALGIERS, ALGERIA (REUTERS) — Algeria. .Thursday night recognized the Cambodian government-in-exile set up in Peking by Prince Norodom Si- hanouk, ousted head of state. Students to Washington A GRINNELL College student- faculty delegation visited high U.S. officials and Iowa con- —.gr£ssmen in Washington to •warn of widespread alienation on college*campuses j.Page 8 THE MINI isn't dead-it has only been in hibernation, and now that warm weather is back the mini is mini-er than ever Page 14 Potomac Fever ~R«0. U. «. ftt. OH. contraceptive researcher. Dr. Carl Djerassi says it is "absurd" to seriously consider adding a temporary sterilant to water or. food as means of worldwide population control. Djerassi is a professor, of chemistry at Stanford University and a researcher for Syn- tex Corp., a manufacturer hormonal contraceptives. Other Methods of cut population growth, the chemist said. The temporary sterilant for food or water should be active either in male or female but only in the reproductive years, Djerassi says. Stability Key If put into food, the chemist says, the substance would have to be stable after being baked, stored, method The shjpped drinking water Vasectomy (the male ster- would be feasible only if added ilization operation) and long-act-! to central water supply sys- ing hormonal contraceptives for; terns, females are the only two rever- But half the world's popu- sible methods that have any j lation, he points out, is not possibility of being intrqduced seryed_by a central system. decades if voluntary use of«»-[ready for public veatiooal contraceptives fails to 1 9 8 4 . WASHINGTON, D.C. — A congressman introduces a declaration of war against Hanoi. Crazy nut. What's he want to do, start trouble? t Viet Cong like to hide in giant spider boles — but, presumably, only after convincing the original occupants that they are pro-spider. Party chairmen urge everyone to close ranks behind the state primary winners. To close ranks: A political maneuver whereby the winner's back is protected at all times from the loser's knife.- Dick Nixon says families should display flags every Mother's Day. Okay, chief, we'll run it up the pole and see if Mom salutes. The League oj Women Voters lowers its minimum age lor membership. Clever. What 25-year-old woman could resist being able to join as 18 ratter than 21? Ralph Nader is determined to liring GM to its knees. Actually, GM executives would get there voluntarily if they use before" Nether lands ia 1W7 and foaad-! thought Ralph was capable of mercy. • ed the City of Reiuge, Pella. 1 —Harry 2'urucr I

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