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Atchison Daily Globe (Newspaper) - February 23, 1975, Atchison, Kansas Puzzling Political Game By LEW FERGUSON Associated Press Writer TOPEKA Kan AP Con- of Richard D Dewey to be director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation took on an aura of political mystery last week It may not be unraveled until the Senate votes its approval or rejection of Atty Gen Curt Schneider's choice to succeed Fred Howard now Topeka's lice chief At the center of the mystery was the Wichita Crime Com- mission an unofficial group of local law enforcement ers which Dewey has called a wealthy vigilante committee Schneider got wind about two weeks ago that the Wichita group a nongovernmental agency made up of men who contribute an- and hire a staff of two was conducting an tion into Dewey's past Nobody seemed to know on what authority the Wichita group would conduct an gation and the Democratic at- torney general read politics into the probe Some suggested Lt Gov Shelby Smith a Republican was behind it Smith and the Crime director Maurice Corcoran are both for- mer Federal Bureau of gation agents Corcoran was picked by Schneider to head a selection committee to search for a new KB I director before Schneider took office Jan 13 Corcoran openly supported Thomas E Kelly an FBJ agent stationed in Topeka for the KBI director's post He ex- pressed disappointment to Schneider when the attorney general opted for Dewey on Jan 22 Putting their political cions together some crats figured Smith and ran were promoting their old FBI buddy Kelly for the KBI post They also figured they still might get it for him if they confirmation blocked Smith says this logic is not true because he didn't in- or encourage the Crime probe Dewey said he chooses to be- lieve the new lieutenant nor would involved in such a political game I just hope it's not Schneider said when asked if he believes the theory that Smith was somehow behind the Wichita Crime investigation As matters stand at the Dewey 42 former Wichita police officer and a Wichita business executive is scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Com- Friday Sen Robert V Talkington lola is in charge of whatever background checking the com- will do He has been in touch with Corcoran to see what the nature of the Crime investigation was Corcoran isn't saying Sen Tillotson chairman of the Judiciary Com- said he and Talkington will screen any information Corcoran and the Crime Com- mission wishes to present They alone will rule on validity of that information and which of should reach the full com- Tillotson said and the material will have to be sub- and pertinent before the committee will see it Schneider has said repeatedly he believes the Judiciary Com- will consider the matter fairly His ire is directed at Corcoran and the Wichita Crime Commission for ing in something he considers none of its business The attorney general hinted legal action might be taken against the commission or its staff members We have made this office Continued on page 15 ATCHISON ATCHISON KANSAS PER COPY Sunday GLOBE 46 PACKS NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR 29790 Uncle Sam's Dealings With Foreign Nations Are An Open That Is Oklahoma Twisters wm sPeak On Impact Of CD Claim Four Victims ALTUS Okla AP Four persons were killed and more than 100 were injured Saturday as a massive storm system spewed tornadoes high winds and other violent activity The Oklahoma Highway trol said two persons died when a predawn tornado hit Altus destroying more than 100 bile homes One victim was identified as Kenneth W son 6 The identity of the other victim was not immediately available Another person died when violent winds raked Mountain FEA Wants To Up Gas Cost 15 Cents WASHINGTON AP eral Energy Administrator Frank G Zarb says the will cause gasoline prices to rise about 15 cents a gallon easing the impact of its energy policy on other fuels With gasoline taking most of the burden price increases on home heating oil and other products could be held to about six to eight cents a gallon Zarb said in an inter- view Based on recent price ages lations would push the average price of regular gasoline at the pump to about 65 cents per gallon On other energy issues Zarb said Congress blocked dent Ford's effort to increase petroleum prices the tration would not turn to fuel AREA allocations or rationing but would try to get Congress to change its mind administration ping prev iou s objections is now prepared to let oil companies keep more of their windfall profits on recent price hikes for reinvestment to find and produce more oil investigators suspect substantial overcharging by several men which could lead to civil or even criminal prosecutions agency was wrong in inviting 20 oil companies to Park about 25 miles east of Altus and a woman perished in a fire in can the highway patrol said Thirty-six persons were at Altus which a massive power failure as the wind snapped power lines The ter was followed by heavy hail and snow with about four inches of hail on the ground at one time It hailed thundered rained and snowed all night after the wind died said one cuer Most of the violent activity occurred when southwest homa residents were asleep Disaster officials said they lacked an accurate count of both the number and the tions of all the tornadoes ated by the massive storm front Tornado warnings were sued throughout the early morning hours for the west and central sections of the state Mrs Rebecca L Hand 58 R Michael Amyx director of the League of Municipalities Community Development Service program will be featured speaker during Town Hall Meeting No 4 p.m Wednesday at the American Legion home 705 Commercial street Wednesday's town hall forum the fourth in a series of seven will be open to the public and refreshments will be available during a break between speakers Also on the program night will be Dr Gary Burkhart assistant professor of sociology at Benedictine College and John Bishop participate in drafting an was reported dead at Duncan where her home caught fire national cooperation without after being battered by tornado winds Most of the city's dences received some damage and a half-dozen trailer homes were destroyed officials said A hangar was blown down at giving consumer groups and others equal notice Decreasing cloudiness today high in mid 30s Kansas Decreasing cloudiness today with snow easl Highs mid 30s to mid 40s Clear to partly cloudy tonight ana Monday Lows tonight mid teens to mid 70s Highs Monday 40s easl to low 50s west Missouri Rain or snow ending today Highs 30s to 40s considerable cloudiness tonight Lows 20s to 30s southeast Monday partly sunny Highs in JOs Precipitation snow a trace Thermometer m Low yesterday 78 Temperatures a year ago Low 19 high precipitation rain and snow 25 of an inch RIVER STAGES Omaha 4.5 down 1 Nebraska City 5.2 no change Rulo 5.9 up 7 St Joe 7.3 down 3 down 2 President Ford already has begun increasing federal fees on imported oil has proposed a tax on all oil and has pledged to end price controls by April 1 on about 66 per cent of U.S oil production Taken together the administration has estimated those moves would add about 10 cents per gallon to the cost of oil in the United States But Zarb said that gasoline would go up closer to 15 cents and other products would go up somewhere between six and eight cents He said regulations would be adopted to require such a tilt in the prices They would have to be in force he said by the time President Ford removes price controls from old oil brought into production by 1972 now limited to per barrel The price is likely to rise to about without federal con- Ford has pledged to remove the price controls on April 1 Zarb said no other petroleum products would be singled out Continued on page 15 Hijacker Arrested By Brazilian Police BRASILIA Brazil AP Police using tear gas stormed a hijacked and captured the gunman after eight hours of tense tions the Brazilian news cy AJB reported The sky pirate had seized the plane with 63 persons aboard and demanded 3 million and freedom for 10 prisoners U.S Embassy sources said the hijacker had mitted 31 persons to leave the craft some time before curity forces launched their at- tack Authorities said the gunman threatened to blow up the Jet unless his demands were met They reported the hijacker also demanded that five chine guns and five parachutes be delivered aboard the plane and that it be refueled for a possible flight out of Brazil No destination was mentioned In addition a government spokesman said he demanded broadcast of a subversive statement A spokesman for the airline VASP said the pilot advised of the hijacking after a stop at on a flight from Sao Paulo to Brasilia the national capital When it landed here police surrounded the plane and closed the airport to traffic The fate of the passengers and seven crewmen of the Boeing 737 remained unclear Continued on page 15 chairman of the local Com- munity Development citizens advisory committee Overall theme for this year's town hall series by Benedictine College and the city of Atchison is Atchison's Values and What Have They What Are They What Should They Be in the Each program features an expert consultant and humanists from the local com- munity Amyx who holds a masters degree in public ad- ministration from the University of Kansas will speak Tomorrow's At- The Impact of the 1974 Community Development and Housing Dr Frank Carpinelli moderator for the town hall series reports that Amyx was originally scheduled to speak at the sixth town hall session but due to a conflict with Housing and Urban De- velopment officials he has been moved up in the series and will speak on a different topic The sixth session will deal with the local budget and taxes cording to the town hall outline Amyx received his Continued on page 15 Rising Grocery Costs Expected the Duncan airport and the Continued on page 15 Not Closing Plant Here Rumors circulating in At- chison that the Drug Co 201 Main street is ning to close its operation here and move elsewhere are ab- false Ken DeHart general manager of the Vliet Division formerly Drug Co told The Globe yesterday There is no truth soever in the DeHart said In fact has plans for constructing a new building in Atchison this spring or summer The site for a new plant has not yet been selected but it is anticipated that a decision on a location will be made soon DeHart said that I have no idea how the rumor got started but it has been circulating for some time and affecting the morale of our employes In event such an action was contemplated by our employes would be the first to know The wholesale drug firm has its headquarters at Wichita purchased the Drug Co June 1 1973 at which time it was an- that the company had taken a five-year lease on the building Besides its plant here and headquarters at Wichita Vliet one of the largest sale drug firms in the Midwest operates eight other on page 15 Gel the jump on clean out your attic and basement with a Globe Want Ad Ph for Adv By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON AP A boost in retail food prices last month was bigger than some administration officials had hoped for But it was about in line with predictions by the Department that con- sumers will see grocery costs least through midyear In January the government reported Friday food prices rose of one per cent despite recent drops in wholesale and farm prices One reason for the lag is that built-in costs of transporting raw products from farms sembling them in wholesale centers and processing them into package items for store shelves have not declined cordingly This margin of cost between farmers and consumers con- to 80 per cent of the retail food price rise in 1974 and will be a major factor in keeping the spiral going in 1975 USDA economists say January increase of tenths of one per cent Using USDA methods for statistics over the en- tire 12 months retail food prices last year rose about 14.5 per cent from 1973 Middleman charges for getting food from farms to consumers accounted for about per cent higher farm prices three per cent Prices of agricultural at the farm have dropped from a year ago including sub- stantial declines for cattle and grain This has meant what lower prices for super- market beef For example figures for CD Group Approves Goals SWEEP Plan Start Working To End En- Pollution Inc SWEEP became part of the Community Development funding recommendations and six long range goals were adopted by the CD citizens advisory committee during a meeting at City Hall Friday night SWEEP Inc reportedly could receive from the CD program for purchase of a building and equipment to be used as a recycling center here The citizens committee has already formalized funding recommendations for housing social services streets lighting sewers and ad- ministration In order to accommodate the SWEEP request money from the contingency fund and first year balance could be utilized according to John Bishop committee chairman The city expects to receive around during the first year of a CD program here if application is made on or prior to April 15 During a special session on Feb 5 the city governing body okayed a contract with the consulting firm of Smith Inc at a cost no greater than to prepare the Atchison CD application The city commission is ex- to meet in special session tomorrow evening to consider the CD citizens ad- committee recom- No agenda has been released from City Hall Six long range goals of the CD program here as suggested Friday night eliminate dilapidated housing here by acquisition of suitable housing and en- forcement of the city building code improve the physical makeup of a target area in North Atchison or wherever needed continue expansion of social services improve recreational facilities for the city con- struction of a youth center or new swimming pool was give special recognition for the elderly study traffic patterns in Atchison and improve the quality of life Housing was established as a top priority item during the first meeting of the CD ad- group E.T Ted Meyer Dies Rites Monday ly February show that beef cost an average of less than per pound on an basis A year ago the beef retail price which includes hamburger and other cheaper cuts as well as steaks was a record high of per pound But today's cattle prices are nearly 30 per cent below what they were a year ago Prices of beef at retail counters ever are down only about 13 per cent For the last half of 1975 de- experts say food Continued on page 15 Train Collision In Norway Kills Dozen LILLEHAMMER Norway state railway said Two passenger tains About 500 persons were with almost passengers aboard one train which had 12 crashed head on Saturday passenger cars and one E.T Ted Meyer 72 508 Riley street died Friday evening at the Atchison hospital following an extended illness He was the senior member of the public accounting firm of Meyer Nuzum and Stecher Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Monday at the Stanlon chapel with the Rev Max Tracy rector of Trinity Episcopal church officiating Dr Jack Heiser Kansas City will deliver the eulogy Burial will be in Effingham cemetery Mackey Lodge No 48 AF AM of Effingham Edmund Stacker lecturer will conduct graveside services The family prefers that memorials may be contributions to the American Cancer Society Mr Meyer was born Aug 23 1902 at Effingham a son of Elmer T and Emma E Thomas Meyer attended Effingham schools and was graduated from the Atchison County Community High school As a young man he worked for a time in the oil fields near Los Angeles Calif and for a time as a hardrock miner near Ariz He came to Atchison to work at the county treasurer's office and served as county treasurer from a position he alternated with his brother the late Bunny Meyer When his brother was treasurer he served as deputy Later he was associated with Even so consumer food 12 persons and seriously in- rant car and was headed tne Hazel Printing are risine less than juring 20 in Norway's first tn Co for several years and he prices are rising less than they were at this time last year when they jumped more than 5 per cent in the first three months Now USDA says the first quarter rise will be two to three per cent The food price gap between farmers and consumers also called a marketing spread is expected to widen further but at a lesser pace than last year Rising costs for labor gy packaging materials trans- and most other inputs purchased by food marketing ing 20 in Norway's first ma jor train wreck in almost 25 years authorities said They said none of the injured were foreigners and all of the dead were believed to be Officials said many persons still were trapped inside smashed cars four of which were piled on top of the two electric engines Military cranes and other equipment were rushed to the scene from an army camp near Lillehammer and about bound from Trondheim to Oslo a railway spokesman said He said the other train with 12 passenger cars one rant car and two other cars for mailand luggage was carrying between 300 and 400 passengers and was headed northbound from Oslo Its ultimate tion was in ern Norway The trains crashed near the Tretten railroad station not far from Lillehammer which is 130 miles north of Oslo It was not known E.T TED MEYER began a public accounting firm with his brother and the late Carl Harman in 1944 He formed the Meyer Nuzum and Stecher partnership in 1958 Mr Meyer was a member of the board of the Home Savings and Loan association and was president when the firm moved into its present building at HO North Fifth street in 1962 He was a member of Trinity Episcopal church a 50 year member of Mackey Lodge at Effingham and a member of the Atchison Elks club and the Atchison Rotary club Mr Meyer and the former Alzada Bixler of Atchison were married Aug 10 1936 at on page 15 Arabs Gather To Review Boycott Against Israel 300 firms are rescue workers tried to free iy wny the trains were on the ward pressure on Passengers trapped inside the same track the department said We expect the rescue work to continue all night and do not know for the moment when traffic can be the last week Although USDA experts dodge predictions on what food prices may do for all of 1975 they say those now are ex- to go up at an annual rate of 10 to 12 per cent through midyear That is roughly in line with the Ambulances ferried alties from the crash site to Continued on page 15 CAIRO AP tives of 17 nations meet here Sunday to review the Arab cott of Israel which has drawn world attention as a result of attempts by Arab banks to ex- clude so-called Zionist banks from the international money market Boycott Comissioner hamed Mahgoub said 53 com- panies will be removed from the blacklist in- several U.S firms and seven added He refused to give CIA Agent Helped Free Vesco Annual Globe Ag Edition Today's Globe contains a page special section devoted to Northeast Kansas and west Missouri farmers and their activities A special feature is an- of The Globe Honor Farmer of 1975 The edition contains stories along with pictures of farmers and their plans for the future A limited number of extra copies of the edition wili be available at The Globe at the regular Sunday price Fresh country eggs 58 cents n dozen m Pete's By DAVID C MARTIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP A CIA agent was used in efforts initiated by former Atty Gen John N Mitchell to free cier Robert L Vesco from a Swiss jail The Associated Press has learned The agent told the chief of Swiss intelligence on Dec 1 1971 that there was unusual interest in higher U.S mental circles including ney General Mitchell in this case and that we hoped that Vesco would be released on his agency the spokesman said This duty was in no way in his CIA It was regarded as a routine cover mission The memo written by the CIA agent to Richard D Vine then deputy chief of the U.S mission in Bern goes on to state that the Swiss intelligence official Hans Walder replied that he knew nothing about the case and could not intervene in any event but promised to make inquiries Several hours later a Swiss court ordered anonymity Vesco now a fugitive in ta Rica spent one night in the Saint Antoine on in Geneva on charges in- an alleged attempt to remove securities from a Swiss bank The charges against him later were dropped Some of the details of efforts on behalf details Diplomats said some con- Arab oil states used to dealing freely in foreign commercial markets also would seek to clarify the cott rulings on banks Three European banks with Jewish ownership ild Warburg Co and Lazard early this month they had been kept from managing or participating in loan syndicates at the ence of Arab financial in- acting as Mahgoub said the boycott was not religious or racial Companies or banks owned by Jews anywhere in the world are not blacklisted unless they help the Israeli economy or military efforts Mahgoub said the Japanese firm Sony will partially be Sony which re- plant in Israel has been given a six-month warning to set up a similar plant in some Arab own Vesco released on bail cording to a memo stamped confidential that was shown to The AP A spokesman for the CIA con- firmed that the conversation took place but denied any cy involvement in the Vesco fair Don't hang it on us as an The memo does not identify its author as a CIA employe but the agency confirmed his position after The AP had ob- independent con- of the fact Con- was contingent upon preservation of the agent's were made public during last country year's trial in which Mitchell Asked if the boycott group and former Commerce would lake any action in con- tary Maurice H Stans were with two American quitted of attempting to in- works the National fluence an investigation by the casting Co and the Columbia Securities and Exchange Com- mission in return or a secret campaign bution from Vesco The memo describing the contact between the CIA cial and Walder was made Continued on pago 15 If Arab countries feel these two companies help Arab mation they will remain off the list for their news activities but their commercial products will oil 15
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