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   Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - December 10, 1972, Waterloo, Iowa                                When a child pays attention to his parents, they're probably' whispering. Established in 1858 FIRST WITH THE Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, December 10, Sections uss El mo airman Rob- ert Strauss, a Dallas, at- torney and political fund-raiser was elected chairman of the Democratic National Com- mittee yesterday. Strauss's victory in a three- way election against George Mitchell 'of Maine and Harold Manatt of California followed the resignation earlier yesterday of Jean; .Westwood; who had served in the post since last July when she was picked by Democratic presidential nomi- nee George McGovern. The vote of .the full DNC meeting here for the first time since McGovern's landslide loss to President Nixon .'last month was: Strauss, Mitchell, 71% and Manatt, 26. First Ballot Strauss's victory came on the first ballot. Strauss, 54, served as treas- urer of the party until last July and then spent much of the fall campaign season working out- side of the party structure but still" raising money for the demo- cratic presidential candidate and ,the DNC itself. Strauss, whose principal backers included most Southern arid Western Democratic gover- nors, 'was opposed .by the reform wing of the party which" Mrs. Westwood came to; symbolize .Vin this in- traparty fight, Narrow Victory Earlier yesterday, Mrs. West- wood, the first woman chaiiv .man of either major party, won a narrow victory when Strauss supporters led a move to oust her. But Mrs. Westwood won that vote, 105-100, then stepped down later in the :day in a speech urging the national com- mittee to elect a replacement who would keep open party doors for the previously dis- enfranchised. New Leader "In the hope; that" another leader can be found who can rally us to .what'.. is best and who can restore the traditions of support from the. opponents' within the party without again closing the doors on people who carrie into the party..... I now offer my Mrs. Westwood said. The defeat of the ouster mo- tion was a personal triumph for Mrs. Westwood, '48, selected last July by presidential nomi- nee George McGovern as the first': woman to be national chairman of' a major party. But the narrow margin pro- vided "first-V.bfficial1 con- firmation of 'sentiment within the party for a change in leadership. i Resigns The committee recessed after this .tense roll-call test and 'when 'it reconvened in. mid- afternoon Mrs. Westwood an- nounced her withdrawal in the interest of party, unity.' After the ouster vote Mrs. Westwood reiterated her hope that .the chairmanship .would not go to Strauss, a'Dallas at-, ,'torriey and former national par- ty treasurer who has been, ral- lying support among .the so- called moderate conservative elements. Asked after the if she would try to tie her withdrawal to a similar bow-out by Strauss she replied ''I "would hope But she was unsuccessful in this and the Texan remained active as she disclosed to the committee that she 'would re- sign within a matter of hours. Her action indicated a long session of nominating speeches for other candidates prior to a vote for a hew chairman. MONDAY'S WEATHER Continued CoU Complote forecast, 2 25 Cents Britain Links I L Strife, Soviet Union JEAN WESTWOOD was all smiles after surviving a move to oust her as Democratic National Committee Chairman yesterday. After keeping her post by a narrow margin, (As ocloled Press Photofqx) Mrs. Westwood announced that she was re- signing The committee then voted to put Robert Strauss into the chairman's seal. Astronauts Rehearse for Landing O A T-W i i SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Blaming an hour's oversleep on a "humdinger of a Apollo 17's high-spirited explorers staged their final dress yesterday for a Monday -touchdown, in a moon vallejrcalied Taurus-Littrow finely tuned, docked spaceships hurtled toward a sweep into lunar orbit today, Eugene :A. Cernan.and Harri- son H. Schmitt boarded their lunar ship Challenger for "the second straight day to check its communications, electrical and other systems Once again they pronounced all ready for man's sixth visit to the moon. Visit Cratt They made wto visits yester- day to the lunar craft, once m flight coveralls and a second time in their white spacesuits, primarily to see how well the bulky garments fit and how they could maneuver in them. During the inspection, Ceman commented on the "cleanli- ness" of both Challenger and the command ship America and said they were a tribute to "ev- eryone who worked on them" the workers at North Ameri- can Rockwell and Grumman who built and those at Cape-Kennedy who .made1- them ready for flight Getting Closer As they completed the checks in midafternoon, the moon was looming even larger some miles away while home planet earth was more than miles behind them America and Challenger, hooded nose to nose since short- ly after leaving earth orbit Thursday, were a precision course that will' arc them around the" back of the moonlit" 2 today Twelve min- utes later, out of radio contact with earth, the astronauts will fire America's engine to settle into orbit 70 miles above the surface C e r n a n and Schmitt for the last time will transfer into the lunai craft and detach it foi a tricky de- scent over a rugged mountain range to a landing m the nai- row valley named for Turkey's .Taqrus Mountains and Austrian astronomer''Johann Lit- trovv Touchdown, on the mocu is scheduled for 2 55 p m Exploration For three days Cernan and Schmitt, professional geolo- gist, wdl seek secrets of this v alien, perhaps the-- last time in tins century that man has an pppoitunity to explore earth's only satellite For a while yesterday, Mis- sion Contiol uondeied whether tfaxLasftcnauts wanted to waken for their final rehearsal' "They slept through nine a buzzer and a. "triple plajmg o[ a fight song. They finally were roused, one hour and four minutes late by a screeching signal relayed over their radio circuit. BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) British authorities said yesterday they are convinced the Soviet Union is involved in the Northern Ireland conflict.' They based this conclusion on the discovery of Russian-made rockets in the armory of the outlawed Irish Republican Army and on their "certain be- lief" that Soviet agents are op- erating on both sides of the shooting war between ex- tremists of the Protestant and Roman Catholic communities. Both Sides British intelligence sources said they believed both the Catholic-based IRA and diehard Protestant Groups have been infiltrated by Soviet agents en- gaged in gunrunning These agents, according to the British sources, also are in- volved in political activity. At least one was described by in- telligence officers as "a re- spectable operator hi moderate politics." Guerrillas blasted a police station with rockets and rifle fire yesterday in their latest at- tack with Soviet-made in Northern Ireland. Two rockets, believed fired from Communist-designed RPG7 launchers, hit the small post at Crossmaglen frontier with the Irish republic. Several bursts of rifle fire raked the building, but there were no casualties. Two London newspapers headlined differing versions of how the Soviet-made rocket launchers have been reaching the IRA. the conservative Sunday Telegraph said the arms are coming into ports in the Irish republic fay way of Cyprus. It speculated that the rockets may have reached Cyprus from Syria through Lebanon. "They could have been sent by the Russians to the Middle .East specifically for passing on to the IRA or they could have come from Arab army or Pal-1. estine guerrilla the newspaper said. It added -that British war- ships have been ordered to keep watch over certain sus- pected ships heading for Ire- land from ports in Cyprus. The Defense in Lbnr. don had no immediate com- ment on the Sunday Tele- graph's report. The independent News of the World said in its story: "in- telligence agents have dis- covered that the Russian gov- ernment is directly involved In the supply pf rocket: launchers and other arms to the IRA." It said the IRA's launchers are believed to have been .shipi ped through and "in- telligence agents believe this could only have been done .with. Russian government; knowledge at the highest level." Rockets, Mortars The rocket strikes were un- leashed by the Irish Republican Army's Provisional whig two weeks ago and later Ijeefed up with a barrage from homemade: mortars. troops, scouring guer- rilla hideout zones for the deadly rockets that can purportedly penetrate one-foot-thick armor, captured one the 'RPGTs in the Roman Catholic" New Lodge area, a Belfast' trouble spot. 15 Days ill i' j Christmas 1-Day Interruption in Talks Floating Down Main Street A little boy gets a free excursion in the flood- waters which swept through the main street of Chumphdii in southern Thailand yesterday. Resi- dents of the area go abo.ut their business as usual (Associated Press Ptiofofax) despite the knee-deep water in the streets. They arc familiar with the annual flooding in the region. PARIS (AP) :The United States, announced: yesterday a one-day interruption in the se- cret Vietnam peace talks be- tween Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho, while ex- perts of the two sides meet to consider technical matters: The U.S. delegation spokes- man David Lambertson said Kissingers' top aide Gen. Alex- ander M. Haig Jr., new to Washington last night to report details of the protracted nego- tiations to President Nixon. Kissinger, Nixon's security adviser, and Hanoi Politburo member Tho conferred for hours yesterday. It was the week's sixth secret meeting in search for a Vietnam set- tlement, but neither side made any announcement- on their progress on the subjects under discussion. l Lamberston told newsmen that Kissinger and Tho agreed to meet again tomorrow. There will be no ..top-level meeting today for the first time since Dec. 5. Lamberfson said techni- cal experts would meet today, which appeared to indicate that the bargaining marathon had reached a stage of discussing the most intricate details of a possible accord.. A North Vietnamese delega- tion spokesman confirmed that the next Kissinger-Tho meeting would "take place tomorrow, but said he knew nothing about the experts meeting scheduled to- day. On f he THIS IS. THE centennial year of the Iowa Public Service Co., and a Waterloo woman tells about her duties as a lamplighter before the day of automatic switches. Story on page 17. IF YOU ARE single, divorced or widowed, what do you do for entertainment in Waterloo. Stories and pictures about activities "for singles are featured in today's Family Section, pages 37 to 52. ST. MARK'S Catholic Church at Iowa Falls, at the sug- gestion of its pastor, the Rev. Cyril Engler, has thrown open its doors to the poor. Story and photo on page 55. THE DALLAS COWBOYS gained some measure of re- venge for their lost divisional title yesterday by downing the Washington Redskins 34-24 and eanuM the National Football Conference's "wild card" play- off spot. See -story on page 33. Cedar Falls Classified Advertising Editorial Farm News Home and Garden Feature Fare .5 Jeane Dixon Horoscope ..5 Markets Metropolitan Deaths .18 Northeast Iowa Sports Television ...........___53. Theaters Women's Pages War Takes Toll in Northeast Iowa Records from the U.S. De- fense Department and the Iowa National Guard indicate that approximately HI Northeast 'lowans gave their lives to the war iri Vietnam, As it is difficult to obtain a fully accurate list, based on the best information sources the records indicate that 807 lowans gave their lives. Guard officials explained that it is most difficult to maintain an accurate list of the cas- ualties on a state-by-state basis, the Iowa Daily Press Asso- ciation from Des Monies said. The list is based on those listing Iowa ,35 their home state at their last entry on active duty. For officers, this would generally be at the time of commission or call to active' duty in the reserve or national guard. For enlisted personnel it would be the tune of in- duction, first enlistment, or .re-, enlistment. The list includes all- deaths reported from Jan. 1, 1961 to the present. Six-hundred and seventy-three of the deaths resulted from hostile action. In World War II there were lowans killed while in service including battle casualties. The Korean conflict-cost the lives of 532 lowans. Besides the 807 lovvans killed in Vietnam a number are missing hi action or believed to be prisoners of war. The National Guard'has no complete record as to, how many of the POWs or MIAs are from Iowa. Other sources, however, indicate there are 13 Iowa POWs and 21 from the state who are missing, in action. The Guard is in the process of up-dating its records. Here is a list of the Northeast lowans listed as deaths re- sulting from hostile action in Vietnam: U.S. Army Cpl. Richard Alan Ballheim, La Porte City; Pfc. Dale Earl Benson, Tama; Sp-4 Dean Bornehan, Dumpnt; Cpl. Verjyn Carl Bruris, Wavtrly; Sp4 Cecfl Roger Clayton, Fairbank; Sp-4 Duane Alan Clefisch, Hazleton; Sgt. John Milton Cone, In- dependence; Sp-5 Charles William Cook, Tama; Pfc. Ber- nard Francis Deutsch, Ionia; Pfc. Robert Wilbur Deyo, Jr., Waterloo; Cpl. Mark Steven PostviHe: Sgt. Maark Allen Ellsworth, Waterloo. Also Sp-4 Gerald Thomas Fettkether, Jesup; Sp-4 Joe Lynn Fowler, Pfc. Dennis Patrick, F r i e d h o f Elma; Sp4 Ralph Bernard Gerken, Winthrop; WO James Michael Gilbert, Waterloo; Pfc. Russell Louis Halley, Waterloo; Pfc. Richard Allan Havlik, Eima; Sp-4 John Gerald Heiselman, New Hampton; 2nd Lt Robert John Hibbs, Cedar Falls; Sgt. .Keven Goodno, Dorchester. Also Sgt. Larry Howard Johnson, Decorah; Sgt. John Gaylord Kopriva, Traer; Sgt. Paul-Jon Kosanke, Eldora; Pfc .James Arthur West Union} Pfc Duane Joseph Kjehn, Ionia; Sp-J. Lorence Marion Lundby, Waterloo. Also Pfc Marvin George Manternach, Manchester; Sp-4 Denis Duane Mattheis, Cresco; Sp-4 Richard James Meighan, Sumner; S-Sgt. David Lee Meyer, diaries City; Sp-4 David William Michael, Del-, wein; 1st Lt Thomas Joseph Murphy, Dunkerton; Pfc Cecil Chancey Olsen, Rowley; Sp-4 Dean WiHiam Oilman, Hamp- ton; Pfc Arnold Ralph Palmer, Independence; Sp-4 Robert John Podnar, Reinbeck; Cpl. Thomas Alen Porter, Waverly; WO William Don Potter, Man- Chester; Pfc James Francis Riley, Waukon; Sp-4 Craig Ray Rogers, Waterloo. Also Pfc Lyle Ervin Rohlfsen, Eldora; Sp-4 Gerald George Rosenbaum, Waucoma; 1st Lt Ted James Rule, Waterloo; Pfc Robert John Schares, Jesup; Sp-4 Larry Charles Schwebke, Ackley; Cpl Frank Lynn Staton, Winthrop; Sgt. Steven Ray Stoltz, Hampton; Sp-4 Donald Arthur Thompson; West Union; See CASUALTIES Contf   

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