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Iola Register (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Iola, Kansas VOLUME 77, NO. 200 lOLA, KANSAS 66749 TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 18, 1974 TEN PAGES-TEN CENTS Murder wipes out an llrinois family PARK RIDGE, 111. (AP) -Authorities are trying to piece together the final hours of a family neighbors described as close-knit, quiet and unassuming before death entered a neat suburban home. Raymond A. Fuchs, 49, a pur-chs^sing agent for a small electronics manufacturer; his wife Ruth, 48; their daughter, Linda, 14, and son Scott, 16, were ; found slain Monday in the basement of their brick ranch-style house in' this well-to-do suburb ^ northwest of Chicago. A fifth, badly burned body found in the kitchen of the home by firemen called to extinguish a blaze matched the description of the family's eldest son, Jeffrey, 18, but re- mained unidentified.' Firemen said they had not determined the cause of the fTre, but a fire official said it. may it may have been started to cover up the slayings. "It could be the body in the kitchen is also the persoh who started the fire," said Anthony Sciaraffa, deputy coroner of Cpok County. "We definitely have a homicide in regard to the persons in the basement." Fire Chief Norman Brown said the blaze apparently started in the basement, where gas and oil cans also were found, he said. Nevertheless, Sciaraffa said none of the bodies found in the' basement appeared to have been burned. The body of Mrs. Fuchs was found with her hands bound to a wash tub, said Sciaraffa. Linda's body lay next to her mother's. , The mother suffered a wound near the head and the daughter received two wounds on either side of the head. Sciaraffa did not describe the wounds. A bloodied kitchen knife which could have been used as a weapon was found nearby, Sciaraffa said. Scott's body was found.in another part of the basement. His hands were tied behind his back with a rope running around his neck, Sciaraffa said. Fuchs was found near his younger son. He was not bound. Neither showed any wounds, Sciaraffa said. All the bodies were wrapped in bedding or blankets, Sciaraffa said. Cause of the deaths was un-deF-4nv?stigation. Brown said he believed the victims had been dead for at least 24 hours before they found by firemen about 11,a.m. Jeffrey was giraduated from high' school on Thursday but did _not_ attend the commencement exercises. Acting Police Chief Henry Olesky said neighbors told him they last saw members .of the family on Saturday. Neighbors and friends of the children, said" the family was well-liked, although they kept to themselves. Each of the children played in the band at Maine East High School where they were enrolled and the parents were members of the school's Music Boosters Board. Parsons youth safe COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) - A 12-year-old Parsons youth walked away from an 180-feet fall during a church outing Monday at a camp near this southeastern Kansas community. Authorities said Eddy Pierce was collecting rocks with some friends when he slipped over a cliff at Cedar Bluff Camp. Volunteers hope fo get meals on wheels rolling More than $2,803 has been pledged to the Meals on Wheels program in lola .by individuals and families, according to Mrs. Richard Middleton, who has been attempting to raise funds for the alnrtost-bdnki-upt program. The Meals on Wheels program, now administered by the Southeast - Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) and funded by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, is due to run out of money June 30 when its federal funding comes to aiii end." 7' The program, which has � survived for a year and a half. provides a hot meal each day, five days a week, for 24 lola citizens, who, because of age, physical condition, or poverty, -are unable to cook for themselves. "Response has beeh out of this world," Mrs. Middleton said. "For example, two children came in pledged $1.25 a month out of the "money they raised by collecting old papers." Mrs. Middleton said she was attempting to raise money by calling families and individuals. � "I really think it's fantastic. Out of the more than 125 people I've called, only six have declined, and only three of those are opposed to the program," she said. � Mrs. Middleton, who served on the local SEK-CAP board when it was begun in lola, said she thought enough money could be raised to keep the program running. The pledged money should support the program for a short period of time, although much more is needed, Mrs. Middleton said. There will be a meeting in the basement of the Calvary United Methodist Church at 1:30 p. m., Wednesday to organize a volunteer board of directors for the program, which will divorce iUelf from SEK-CAP, Mrs. Middleton said. /\Aansfield uraes Senate to act on fax measure WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said today he will probably file a cloture petition soon in an effort to force Senate action on a major tax cut and tax^ reform proposal_____ ___ . Mahs'field's action would mean a Thursday test of strength in the move to attach the tax measure to a bill raising the legal limit on the national debt. However, Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said he doubts "very much" that the two-thirds heedi^ to;attain cloture and force action on the tax bill will be attained. Scott, of Pennsylvania, warn- Senate floor all afternoon and ed that failure to pass 9_debt- _showing.no signs of permitting limit bill could result in a cut early action. Temperature High yesterday. Low last night High a year ago today Low a year ago today Precipitation .24 hours ending 8 a.m. This month to date Normal for this month Total this year to date Excess since Jan. 1 off of Social Security checks and government paychecks in early July. The current limit expires June 30. The debate opened Monday with Sen. James B. Allen, D-Ala., one of its,foes. holding the Hot weather to hit state by tomorrow ' TOPEKA~Kan.-(AP)~^- A~ low pressure system moved, across Kansas today, setting off a few thundershowers and "bringing hot weather into the staite.. . Mild temperatures were reported in most areas of the state this morning, but the forecast called for highs near 100 in the southwest and in the upper 80s in the northeast. The National Weather Service said scattered showeris would 4.8J-end tonight, and the forecast 5 28 foF' Wednesday calledfor sunny skies and temperatures ranging from the mid 90s in the north- Triumphant tour is over AMMAN, Jordan .(AP) -President Nixon ended his tour of the Middle East today with a promise of continued military and economic assistance to Jordan and an invitation to King-Hussein for talks in Washington on "the strategy of future efforts to achieve peace" between the Arabs and Israel. The President left Amman for an overnight stop in Portugal's Azores islands in mid-Atlantic. He will hold talks there Wednesday with the leader of Portugal's revolution, President Antonio de Spinola, before returning to Washington. A joint Jordanian-American statement issued in Amman said Nixon and his royal host at the last stop on his'five-nation Mideast swing discussed a whole range of issues and would resume their talks in Washington "at an early date." Hussein and his wife, Queen Alyia, visited the United States last in March. The statement promised a "special effort" by the U.S. government to assist Jordanian economic development and to g| Electrical shock sends worker to the hospital "play a strong role in maintaining Jordan's military strength. "It was agreed that a joint Jordanian-U.S. commission will be established at a high level to oversee and review on ,a regular basis the various dreas of cooperation ... in the ffelds of economic development, trade, investments, military assistance And scientific, social and cultural affairs." While Nixon and the king conferred this morning, Mrs. Nixon visited the Roman ruins at Jerash, 20 miles north of Amman. She told newsmen accompanying her that the President's peace initiatives will be successful because the Aral), leaders he has talked to ''know that, war takes money away from the people." Hussein hailed Nixon's "journey for peace" in a banquet toast Monday night but cautioned that "the final goal is-still many milestone away." Israelis retaliate Skyway? You can't always believe street signs. Vandals apparently tampered with this one at the corner of State and Moriroe streets, according to the City Engineer's office. (Register Photo) New rules for schools ban sex discrimination 82 62 88 75 trace . 20.67 3.29 This maneuver so far has blocked Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and other liberals from bringing the tax-cut reform amendment to the Senate floor. Questioned by Kennedy, Allen would not say when he would give up the floor. Kennedy said a cloture petition to shut off a potential filibuster might be filed if Allen does not relent. If cloture is filed, a vote on it. would come Thursday. Allen argues that the debt limit^bill is not an appropriate vehicle"fof any big tax amendments. � The amendment would grant $6.6 billion of tax relief to individuals and gain* $7 billion a year in extra revenue^ by 1978 thrdugh'four major tax reform provisions. Allen appeared to have considerably suppprt in any possible filibuster. Senators who oppose a tax cut as bad economic policy, including Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-Ul., said they were ready to engage in extensive debate. Oil state Senators were ready to do the same .thing. They strongly opposed the reform WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare announced today controversial rules prohibiting "sex discrimination in the nation's schools, from kindergarten Seekfe position Paul Hibbs, Route 1, Elsmore, filed late this morning for the Republican nomination for Allen County Commissioner from the First District. He will oppose Alvin Lassmah, Humboldt, the incumbent, in the August 6 primary. Keith Hobart, Moran, is the lone filee for the Democratic nornination for the commissioner seat. Mrs. Ross (Ann) Waie, Humboldt, filed for the Republican nominati.on for county clerk. Mrs. Wade, who lives at 615 North-Sixth in Humboldt, will oppose Jean Barber, the incumbent, for the GOP nomination in the primary election. The filing deadline for county offices is noon Thursday at the county clerk's office in the courthouse here. through college. Authorized by a two-year-old federal law, the proposed regulations are designed to assure equal treatment for females in admissions, athletics, housing, financial assistance, extracurricular activities and employment. They would require coeducational physical education classes and outlaw different dormitory curfews for girl&r-as. well^s most single-sex scholarships. Skirting two of the most sensitive issues, however,. HEW said the rules would not jeopardize major, revenue-producing college sports such as football and would not attempt~to deal with the problem of sexism in textbooks. Institutions found in violation could lose their federal aid or be sued by the Justice Department. The regulations, promised to Congress more thari" a year ago, aft open for public comment until Oct. 15. An HEW of- -ficial said they probably would not be enforced to any great extent this coming school year, but instead would serve-as general guidelines. HEW said tije regulations in final form and any changes will need to be approved by the President. Most of the ground rules for the regulations were spelled out in 1972 education legislation, but HEW was given the task of interpreting and implementing the law among more, than 16,-000 public elementary and secondary school districts and 4,-000 colleges and universities. Forged check passer foiled at lola store Police said that an unidentified woman yesterday tried to pay for more than $100 worth of merchandise at the Kress Store with a forged check. Officers said that employes at the Kress Store were confirming the' check through a Parsons bank when the woman left the store without the merchandise she proposed to purchase. They said that the name on the check was the same as has been used previously on bad checks. ^Laverne Bennett, Neodesha,, was admitted to Allen County Hospital yesterday-for observation after he suffered an electrical shock while working at the C & W Pet Food plant at LaHarpe. Bennett was released from the hospital this morning in satisfactory condition. Bennett was using an electrically powered piece of equipment while installing platform scales at the plant when the accident happened. To present postponed play Friday '^Tho Patchwork Prince," a play for children, will finally be presented Friday night at 7:30, according to Joe Carder, Writer and director of the Cinderella tale. The play was postponed from last Friday night because an accident during rehearsal Tuesday night resulted in the hospitalization of Don Spencer, a member of the cast. Carder said Spencer had returned to rehearsals but the backflip which landed him in the hospital would definitely not be included in the performance. Tickets are on sale at the Clothesout store from 1 to 5 p. m. daily and at the box office. Prices are 75c for children and $1.25 for adults. Carder said that because ticket sales are going well and seating for the one-night perforniance is limited, those planning to attend should buy their tickets early. for raid , TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Israeli air force jets bombed and strafed Arab guerrilla targets in southeastern Lebanon today, five days after terrorists struck an Israeli kibbutz in.northern Israel, the military command announced. A communique said the raids began at 3:10 p.m. Israeli time, only minutes before President Nixon flew out of Amman, Jordan, ending his tour of the Middle East. The attacks were on an area known as "Fatahland," just north of the Israeli border in the shadow of Mt. Hermon. The command said its aircraft returned safely. Four Arab terrorists slipped across the border from Lebanon last Thursday and killed three women at the Shamir Kibbutz communal farm near the Golan Heights. The Arabs also were killed. Israeli retaliatory raids generally follow closely such guerrilla raids, but the Tel Aviv command apparently held off because of Nixon's presence in the area. Israeli Information Minister Aharon Yariv admitted Monday that Nixon's visit was "a factor" in Israel's refraining from immediate reprisal raids. The Arab terrorist attack ' came shortly after Nixon was cheered by enthusiastic throngs on his arrival in Cairo, Egypt. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which claimed credit for the attack, called it "our reaction to the Nixon visit to the Arab world." A guerrilla spokesman said in Beirut, Lebanon, "that is how every Arab should receive Nixon, the chief imperialist in the world." ' The attack had no effect on Nixon's tour. IS examination nis of evidence LOCAL OUTLOOK - Partly cloudy with a few thun-dershowers tonipl; ~~inild tonight, low mid to upper fiOs; mostly sunny and very warm Wednesday; higfi mid to tipper Ms; southwesti^rly wind 5* 15 ' m'ph (onighV. rain probability 20 per ceii.t tonight. Kahsas extended outlook Thursday through Saturday- Chance of thundershowers west' "and~Tr6rtfi~ThuTi5day; partly cloudy Friday and Saturday; ' low ;mostly 50s northwest, 60s elsewhere; high mid 80s to low east to 100 to 103 in the southwest. Lows tonight w.ere ex-provision, which would repeal pected to range from the upper the 22 per cent oil and gas tax 60s tojiear :70.- . . The extended forecast called for a chance of thundershowers in the west and north. porlLQQSL of the state Thursday, with partly cloudy skies Friday and Saturday, Highs were expected to range iront-tthe mid 80s to depletioo-alloHance.. CORRECTION It; waifr Donald G. Cuppy, Route 1, lola, and not Charles WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee has entered the final week of examining evidence in its impeachment inquiry, still undecided about what comes next. Questions concerning calling of witnesses. President Nixon's defense argument and public release are being put off until the evidence is all in.. -------- Chairman Peter "W. Rodino Jr. D-N.J., hopes that will have been, gathered by Thursday or Friday and is planning. to~de^ vote the following week to the unresolved questions^ will;about wind up the Watergate phase. . All that will be left then is an examination of Nixon's income tax payments for 1969-72, with the emphasis on his deduction of $576,000 for papers given to the United States, and a study of the secret bombing of Cambodia in 1969-70. Meanwhile, former"''presideh- fidential Watergate grand jury information. Transcripts of White House conversations show Nixon passed on information obtained from Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry E. Petersen to H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlich-man. The committee's Republicans Monday agreed to seek assurances that presidential lawyer Jarnes'DT St. Claii" will be given full opportunity to respond tial lawyer Herbert W. Kalm-bach wa's. centenced _Monday^ to the evidence. 18 months The committee returns to the Turley who was charged with_. Watergate covei^p.when it re-low 90s during the arly-paTt of-careless driving Saturday night sumesits closed session today, the three-day ijeriod and mostly following an apcident near the intersection of Spruce and First in tije 80s by Saturday. Highs m Kansas Monday ranged from 93 at Dodg^ City to 80 at Gof feyviUerTopeka and iBmporia. Lows ranged from 56 80srcooling-to low an!L'ini4 808. 'at Hill City to es^URuss^l. streets. Tprley owns the pickup truck which Cuppy was driving at, the^ime of the accident, but Turley was not otherwise in-Vblved' in the'accident.' � concentrating on -the ' establishment of the special Watergate prosecutor's of fee. The committee is pursuing its inquiry in chronological order and the firing of special prosecutor Archibald Ci)x last Qct,.20 fcTsijFto^TB^months in prisop and fined $10,000 for violating election laws. Kalmbach had pleaded guilty to two charges-bartering an ambassadorship for-.a $100,000 campaign.contri-bution and a technical campaign violation. -And AttyT Gen. William B. Saxbe said in a public television interview that Nixon acted improperly when he told for- He has been present since the hearings began May 9 but has' not yet .had ,a chance to say anything. The committee will determine the extent of his par-trcioation.- Rep. Robert McClbry, R-IU., said the Republicans also decided to postpone the question' of calling witnesses until the -committee determines the spe-, ness. which it intends to concentrate. The inquiry began with 55 allegations" against Nixon which has been effectively cut to about six, but the Republicans want a formal paring .down so they will know what witnesses might be needed. There were indications Monday the committee staff had questioned a potential major witness, CharlesW. Colson, but no one would confirm it. Rodino said an interview-with the former White House aide had been scheduled for last week, but would not say whether it took place. The Washington Post reported today that the committee staff on Monday interviewed former Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst to determine wheth: he should be called as a wit- disclosed. The Posi said. _Kleindienst- pleaded guilty recently to failing to testify fully at his-Senateconfirmation hearing on his role in the ITT antitrust case, and was placed on unsupervised probation. McClpry said the GOP mem-' bers also agreed that none of the evidence presented to the committee should be made pub-. lie until the committee votes on articles of impeachment,-"and that only evidence bearing on articles that are approved should be released. Many Democratlc'TTiembers favor releasing most of the evidence as spon as possible. Af\its' next meeting the committee also will be-faced with a demand by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., that it vote an immediate article of impeachment based on Nixoii'snrefusal to comply with .the committee's mer.'top-aides!..about -.con-J^cific_areas._Qf�the.Jhquiry_-^^ .....1: .....- -
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