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Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - October 24, 1973, Appleton, Wisconsin limberly police vow to carry out resignation threat JERLY Angered over a one- elay of their public hearing five policemen will notify the Police re Commission tonight that they in to out their planned Oct mations men George Van Cuick s Oatman James Stefanic dl Knutson and Gerald Thomack notified the commission two ago that they intended to resign but then they agreed to see what ed at a public hearing the com- i set for that date tearing on the men's complaints ing Police Chief Donald Schmeck working conditions was I to Nov 6 by commissioners ley met Tuesday night in special Village Atty Roger Clark said the change was needed because it was dis- covered that state statutes dictate Schmeck must receive the written charges no fewer than 10 days prior to the hearing Commissioners did not make a final review of the men's charges until Tuesday night Clark said He said he had erroneously advised commissioners earlier that the charges had to be given to Schmeck only five days before the hearing He said he was acting on out- dated provisions in commission tions Schmeck through his attorney refused to waive the notice making it impossible to have the ing Oct 30 Clark said The written charges will be served on Schmeck today according to Clark An attorney for the five policemen Schmeck is the only other village policeman filed a lettei with seeking suspension pending the outcome of the charges The commission did not ask for the suspension The policemen who have said that either Schmeck goes or they will quit see the action Tuesday as a stalling tactic The policemen contend that they have gone along with the commission in good faith Patrolman James Stefanic a man for the five men said the charges will not be withdrawn despite the The policemen still want the public hearing he explained Copies of support petitions will be filed with the letters cf intent today Stefanic said The petitions contain signatures of some 200 Kimberly voters he explained including a number of business and professional people The policemen have met once in closed session with commissioners After unsuccessful efforts to resolve the problems the commission set the for- mal public hearing In general the policemen contend that Schmeck is to be chief a job he has held for six years He has been a village policeman IS years Their specific complaints and grievances will be made public after they are filed wuh Schmeck The men have complained that SchmecK nas created intolerable working conditions in the department They have charged that he has been responsible for a breakdown in cooperation with other police agencies and has created dissension among his own men Knutson and Thomack have been with the department less than a year Schmeck said last week he had no intention of quitting and if he is fired he would go to court He saw the men's resignation plans as an attempt to in- him He has admitted there are problems in his department but he has not de- tailed them publicly Outagamie County Sheriff Calvin L Spice has said that if the men quit he probably would have to provide police protection for the village 68 Pages Wis Wednesday October 24 1973 15 cents killed fog on IY AP least 11 fere killed and more than 40 day in three major s of minor accidents on the led New Turnpike 1 5 expressed fear the death toll higher as more bodies were from the twisted wreckages of d cars We really can't say f are dead at this said Sgt Joseph Kobus driver who became coated from another truck ran ps alongside the highway and ted missing ng to state police at least died in the largest crash some 22 vehicles just the Kearny Interchange in i where the roadway passes and New York ler persons were killed in two in the Secaucus area miles northeast of here said the accident near the resulted from low by the fog mixed with m a week-long swamp fire in Meadowlands He said major accidents also resulted aid the series of pileups con- ie worst traffic mishap in the the turnpike which opened in Dke and fog also hindered tions police said oint the turnpike the nation's jll road was closed in both is from Woodbridge to its terminus near the George Bridge a distance of more iles he southbound lanes of the were reopened from the terminus to Secaucus Also s the Hudson Bay extension is to the Holland Tunnel into lid that the second worst crash ce history occurred only last when a collision killed eight and in- iding highways were snarled e traffic jams as the accidents motorists sh hour The continued some commuters left 1 buses and tried to hitchhike ird home Some of the drivers in the three major accidents was at fault Several told of from behind after stopping icy couldn't see Fleetwood a truck driver for el Casket Co of Woodland one of the crashes near looked like about eight ailers together in one heap of Calls for prosecutor continuing After the furor France's Ambassador Louis de gaud grasps hand of Deputy Foreign Minister Chiao Tuesday after the envoy from the People's Republic of China tore into both the U.S and Soviet Union in a speech charging them with using the Security Council as a tool to be juggled at will At center is China's Ambassador Huang Hua China did not vote on the resolution calling for an immediate end to the fighting in the Middle East AP Wirephoto Violations of second Mideast truce charged BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Israeli military command charged that the Egyptians launched a strong air and armored attack on the Suez front today even as truce ob- servers headed for the battle lines to enforce the second attempt at a Middle East ceasefire The Egyptian was mounted to save Cairo's forces on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal from encirclement by Israeli tanks and troops doubling back from their tration into Egypt west of the waterway Tel Aviv claimed The reported fighting came only a few hours after Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan announced the new cease-fire was in effect and seemed to be working properly There was no immediate word from Cairo But the Israeli claims of renewed combat appeared to jeopardize the already precarious truce reiterated by the Security Council on Tuesday night after its first cease-fire collapsed in furious fighting The Israeli reports did not pinpoint the area of combat but indicated it was at the southern end of the canai near Suez city An earlier communique from Cairo claimed the Israelis tried to cut the main road to Cairo near Suez city but our forces are preventing him by force from accomplishing his objective The Israelis said 15 Egyptian fighter planes were shot down in dogfights over the battleground The Israelis earlier said their invasion force had pushed south from its foothold midway up the canal moving along the western bank of the canal past Suez city at the waterway's southern end in an attempt to cut off the Egyptian 3rd on the eastern bank Egypt charged the Israelis made the gains by taking advantage of the first cease-fire attempt Monday and Tuesday nights Israeli spok Israeli spokesmen claimed their invasion tanks and ar- tillery now dominate the main Egyptian routes from Cairo east to Ismailia and from Cairo southeast to Suez city Egypt which called for the Council session that produced the second truce proposal did not for- mally announce its acceptance of the new cease-fire this morning But the head of the truce ob- servers in Cairo Col Ake of Sweden confirmed that Egypt had the 7 EDT He said he had transmitted the Egyptian acceptance to Israel and the truce was officially put into effect with the accord of both Suez adversaries Syria which ignored the first fire call announced it also accepted the new truce but on condition that Israel withdraw from all Arab territories occupied in June 1967 and thereafter and on the basis of guaranteeing the rights of the Palestinian people Syria's front with Israel about 20 miles beyond the 1967 Golan Heights cease-fire lines calm a few hours after the truce went into fect A spokesman for the Egyptian liaison with the truce observers said a force from Argentina Austria Chile Finland France Ireland and Sweden left Cairo in three groups for their cease-fire posts along the Suez front It was not immediately known how the reported outburst of new fighting would affect their mission Tne Israeli state radio said earlier that Dayan had proposed the observers take the main roads from Cairo to Ismailia and Suez until they met the Israeli forces on the west bank of the canal Moments after announcing the truce Israel reported that in Tuesday's ing between the first and second fire its troops extended their beachhead on the west bank of the Suez Canai n to Port Suez at the southern end of the canai and on to Adabiya WASHINGTON AP Nixon cancelled a speech tonight on Watergate the White House explaining that he was busy today dealing with developments in the Middle East That change in pians came while the House pressed ahead with its preliminary im- inquiry Although the President's startling decision to surrender the tapes to the courts appeared to blunt the impeachment move it didn't silence calls for a new special prosecutor The head of the American Bar Association called for a new independent prosecutor to replace Archibald Cox who was fired by Nixon The President had announced that he would address the nation by radio and television tonight but he cancelled that speech and scheduled a news conference for 8 p.m CDT Thursday The President spent at his mountaintop retreat at Camp David Md where he had been expected to work on a speech explaining his decision to capitulate to a federal appeals court ruling on the tapes But instead he spent the evening on the telephone attempting to arrange a cease-fire in the Middle East War Deputy White House Press Secretary Gerald L Warren said today Nixon returned to the White House this morning and planned to spend the remainder of the day on the Middle East situation Warren said He said Nixon simply didn't have time to prepare the speech he had planned on the Watergate affair As Nixon returned to Washington the chairman of the House com- raised the possibility that he would subpoena administration records for the impeachment probe Rep Peter Rodino Jr stopped short of saying he would try to inspect evidence gathered by Cox but he repeated his insistence that Cox's material should be kept intact for use others He said he intends to have his panel consider general use of subpoenas in its impeachment inquiry which began tuesday shortly before lawyers announced his decision to surrender the Watergate tapes and documents that Cox had tried to subpoena attempt last week to seek a compromise on the tapes issue was viewed at the White House as a generous offer and it was thought the public would agree White House lawyer Charles Alan Wright said Obviously that was a miscalculation he said White House Chief of Staff Alexander M Haig Jr denied that fear of im- played a part in the decision to surrender the tapes Haig said he was very confident that Nixon would have escaped im- even if he had net agreed to the tapes and said rhere is no chance at all of impeachment now The call for a new special prosecutor was taken up today by the president of the American Bar Association Smith who said the American people won't believe that justice is being done until we can get someone who will bore in until the bitter end Smith said whoever is named must be absolutely independent of the President Ke was interviewed on the show Meanwhile today the House of Representatives continued a preliminary impeachment inquiry begun just before Nixon's lawyers an- that the tapes would be given to a federal judge House leaders said the probe would continue at least until the effects of Nixon's action become known It was clear however that initial reaction to the President's reversal was favorable Thank God said Sen Barry water I'm glad came to said Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss Wall industrial average jumped 17 points in less than an hour on news of Nixon's decision It was a day of surprising events Here Continued on page 2 Kissinger's China trip delayed until November AP of State Henry A Kissinger's trip to China postponed because of the Middle East crisis has been rescheduled for November In a simultaneous announcement made here and in Peking the State Department and the Chinese ment Kissinger would visit Peking Nov 10 to Nov 13 The secretary had been scheduled to spend Oct in the Chinese capita to discuss increasing contacts between the two governments Kissinger called off the original over the weekend as the United States and Moscow reached the climax of efforts to arrange a cease-fire in the East State spokesman Robert J indicated Kissinger w isit Japan connection with trip He said the Tokyo gov had its invitation visit wnich also had been because of the Middle East said the exact Kissinger's stay r Japan have t worked out anc will be announced ater date The original timetable called for singer to stop r Tokyo on China and asair on his wav back to Correspondents find litter of war at Suez H A MULLIGAN ial Correspondent TROOPS IN EGYPT ie Israeli halftrack carrying correspondents ie Suez Canal late in the id bounced over the twisted acks of the main line to Cairo asked a tank driver smed to seeing tourists in and old British tommy Barreling past his defense re Egyptian radio man in the unassailable s voice that is the hallmark of ish soldier ays on the west bank of the il in Egypt proper Egyptian are far more common than feel like I'm in Africa but it's n observed our imander looking off at the and spinach fields lining ft road along the Great Bitter Wait till you see the urged Abba the machine gunner as the dust churned up by our tracks enveloped a road marker that Ismailia 24 K miles one side and Suez 69 K miles the other Off in the distance the canal bank city of Ismailia was a solid curtain of white smoke from constant Israeli aerial bombardment and artillery barrages from long range guns now firing from both sides of the canal But on the road just ahead the Egyptians were hitting back Plumes of black smoke and sudden cascades of fire danced At the crossroads a truck was on fire It began shooting off sparks like a giant sparkler then there was an mous rumble and a long funnel of smoke said our driver ing to the right down a dirt road that left the oasis of green fields and became almost indistinguishable with the yellow wind-blown desert We pulled into an elaborate un- bunker complex of concrete and sand that a week ago had been an Egyptian observation post along the Suez waterway but now was temporary forward headquarters of an Israeli tank unit Four Egyptian prisoners in blood stained fatigues sat in the shade of a sand dune Their shoes had been removed so they couldn't run away but they looked as if they didn't want to go anywhere There was no place to run Farouk who spoke some English claimed he was a clerk at a missile sue and had been left behind when his unit pulled back Bleeding from the thigh and his left side he had spent the night with two dead companions and had not eaten in two days But he declined the water and beef goulash offered him by an Israeli sergeant because it was the Moslem fast of Ramadan and the Koran forbade food sunset The sergeant dressed his wound with one of the tourniquet bandages issued to each correspondent for the Canal crossing Tne day before this same unit had captured three Egyptian pilots who had parachuted into their positions They are excellent parachutists said Cpl Albaz who had a Uzi sub- machine gun in one hand and a swatter in the other You should have been here yesterday It was like the Battle of Britain We saw seven planes shot down and the sky above was full of the trail marks of dog fights Today wasn't exactly quiet in the air Horst Faas AP's two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer climbed aboard an armored personnel carrier going to join a tank attack on an Egyptian missile site a mile away A plane came screaming out of the sky to deliver its bomb load in defense of the missile site then seeing the lone carrier on the dunes returned for a low strafing run Flying at less than 40 feet above the desert it stitched the sand with machine gun rounds as the driver wildly to avert the deadly fire and the carrier's gunners opened up with their own machine guns Faas and a TV crew from the Broadcasting Corp dived for the armored and emerged in time to see Israeli Phantom jets shoot down the accompanying Egyptian that had been flying cover ord of a haa just come over the radio evening and the men were jubilant but cautious We are civilians we have to get back to our obs or there will be no country to return said Cpi Danny who in peacetime works with four other men from the same unit in the tions unit of the post office One young sergeant on the day of the independence war in 1948 managed to contact his local hospital and learned that his wife had given birth to their first son on the day he crossed into Egypt They had months ago decided on the name Oded if the baby was a boy but now history dictated the name Moses V r and more Comics Editorials Obituaries Sports TV log Theaters Vital statistics Women's news Fox Cities B-8 C-l f Cooler I Variably cloudy tonight low in upper 50s or low 60s Variably cloudy Thursday and cooler with a chance of showers High in the low 60s Weather map on page
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