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   Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - January 23, 1967, Winona, Minnesota                                Cloudy, Colder Tonight Tuesday; Snow Possible WINONA DAILY NEWS TOMORROW SUN RISES SETS FULL MOON JANUARY 26 112th Ytir Publication WINONA, MINNESOTA 55987, MONDAY, JANUARY TEN CENTS PER COPY Buy, Sell, Rent From Your Easy Chair Tel. 3321 SIXTEEN PAGES Bid for Soviet Consular Treaty AFTER KERR FIRING Students, Leaders Set Mass Meetings BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Staggered by the surprise firing of President Clark Kerr of the University of California, leaders of students on nine UC campuses planned mass meet- iogs today to decide student ac- tion in the crisis. Also, the quest begins for Kerr's successor. The Board of Regents, by a vote, last Friday ended the 8ti-year career of Kerr as president of the nation's biggest university system. Gov. Ronald Reagan, an ex-officio regent, voted against Kerr, 55. Reagan said during Ms elec- tion, campaign that Kerr permit- ted campus political activity in behalf of Reagan's Democratic opponent, then Gov. Edmund G. Brown. "We have no plans for a pro- test said Dan Mclntosh student body president of th Berkeley campus, largest of th UC system. Mclntosh said he would ca for a discussion of the Ker ouster, along controversial with- Reagan' proposals t charge tuition and cut the Ui budget, both of which Kerr ha pledged to fight. At two campnset In Southern California there was talk classroom boycotts to protes the firing of Kerr. At Santa Barbara, studen body president Jeff Jeffcoa urged organization of a univer sity-wide boycott. And at Irvine Dave Altschuler said his studen group was pushing for an imme Woman Dead In Rash of State Fires By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fire burned out most of the Interior of the National Guard Armory at Morris, Minn., early today, extending a rash of week- end blazes that wiped out busi nesses in Rochester and New Ulm and caused the death of a woman in the Twin Cities area. The Morris fire was discov- ered about a.m. by a police- man who heard a window break from the heat. The two-story homed oat sec- tion contained a basketball court and auditorium section. No one was in the building at the time. Firewalls protected sections housing National Guard trucks, a war memorial collection and Morris police and fire depart- ments. Police alerted firemen and volunteers and area residents when the frozen village fire siren failed to operate. Firemen from nearby Hancock assisted Morris volunteers in fighting the blaze. William Myers, Morris City manager, gave a preliminary loss estimate of Cause of the blaze was not known. In Mound, near Minneapolis, Mrs. Louis M. Rasmussen, 58, died in a fire that destroyed the interior of her home Saturday night. A coroner's report said she died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. Two juveniles jumped to safe- ty from a second-floor balcony when fire broke out in the Oak Park Home for Children in Min- neapolis. Eleven others were led child's breathing to mouth resusci- to safety by firemen and a counselor. The home is for emo- tionally disturbed children. Loss was estimated at A woman saved her infan daughter from their burninf home in Plymouth, Minneapolis suburb, Saturday night, and workman was credited with re- storing the with mouth tation. Mrs. Earl Rokala broke a win- dow, climbed inside her burning home and handed her daughter Kathleen, 18 months, to Verline Belfanz, 57, Hamel, who had been working on a nearby barn. Balfanz applied the resuscita- tion. Loss was estimated at 200. Fire swept the Cascade Bowl- ing Lanes and Rochester Wood Specialties Co. in Rochester Sunday. Mark Long, 17, Roches- ter, a bowling alley employe, was treated for burns and re- leased. Fsre Chief Ollie Mertz estimated damage at The specialities firm was locat- ed in the basement. Cause of the blaze was not known. A New Ulm building honslng reen's Clothing store, a medi- cal clinic and several other busi- nesses was damaged by fire Sunday. Occupants of four apartments on the top floor of he three story building fled safely. Flames did not reach their quarters. Smoke and water damage was jeavy to a drugstore and cam- era shop on the first floor. No oss estimate was available. diate one-day strike today. Should protests of this kin materialize, it would be the firs time in two demonstration wracked years that Kerr wou: hear militant student support himself. He has come under fir for the demonstrations tha have hit Berkeley, and som believe this unrest contribute to the regents' decision to fir him. Most of the student leaden appeared to take Mclntosh discussion-first view. In a message addressed I regents over the weekend, i Berkeley professors said; "Th nature and timing of the actio taken Friday seem to give ev dence of an attempt to exer political influence over the un versity. "This cannot be tolerate enefits by 15 per cent and 59 per cent in the lowest bracket ind said such an increase will be "a major step toward our ;oal that every elderly citizen ms an adequate income and a meaningful retirement." Johnson's proposal, which he said would guarantee minimui benefits of a month for ind viduals and a month fa married couples, also includes recommendation for increase Social Security taxes, both b raising the taxable base and b Snipers Battle National Guard In Nicaragua MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP Rooftop snipers firing auto- matic weapons battled the Ni araguan National Guard i Managua Sunday .night afte pre election demonstration gainst the Somoza machine -asualty reports said 10 to 2( ersons were killed and about 20 wounded. Street fighting broke out after political rally in which Fer ando Aguero, the opposition onservative party's presiden al candidate, called for a gen eral strike to "demand electora guarantees" for the Feb. 5 elec ons. The government rushed rein- orcements into the city, ant ational Guard vehicles cruised le streets urging the snipers to urrender. As the number of ounded increased, hospitals sked for blood donors. Two ires raged in the city. Unofficial reports said gov- rnment forces suffered some asualties. President Lorenzo Guerrero as reported in Leon, a city 62 iles from Managua. With the approach of the pres- ential elections, the political Chinese Army to Oppose Mao Foes TOKYO (AP) Premier Chou En-lai reportedly commit- ted Red China's 2.5-million-man army to crush Mao Tse-tung's opponents as news of revolt and resistance crackled out of the embattled mainland today from frozen Manchuria to Kwangtung in the south. Japanese newsmen, quoting Peking wall posters, said Chou's announcement at rally in Pe- king Sunday was the first state- ment by a top government offi- cial that troops would be used against Mao's foes. The posters said Chou de- clared: "The People's Libera- tion Army is the most important tool of the dictatorship of the proletariat. It will resolutely suppress the handful of counter, revolutionary elements who are trying to destroy the proletarian great cultural revolution." Japanese correspondents In Peking also reported purge chairman Chen Po-ta and Mao's wife, Chiang Ching, had ordered the people of the capital to es- tablish a revolutionary city gov- ernment composed of workers, peasants, soldiers, revolu- tionary students and teachers. Quoting wall posters, the cor- respondents said 40 Maoists were injured, 10 captured and many were missing after a clash with students and workers supporting President Liu Shao- chi. in the Manchurian industrial city of Chang Chun Jan. 21. The posters said the "reactionaries" were assembling a force of 000 persons from the Manchuri- an provinces of Kirin, Liaoning, and Heilunkiang to give battle to "revolutionary rebels" con- verging on Chang Chun. Chinese arriving in Hong Kong from Kwangtung said Mao's opponents there had been encouraged by reports that an anti-Mao army of peasants, workers and former soldiers had seized control of much of neighboring Kiangsi Province. Western Kong said sources In Hong there were strong indications of sharply increased opposition to Mao in some areas of Kwangtung but cautioned that the reported "army" prob- ably was no more than a group of Mao's opponents armed with clubs and hand weapons fash- ioned from farm and factory tools. The arrivals from Canton also reported continued fighting be- tween anti-Mao and pro-Mao forces in Kiangsi Province and the arrest or capture of some anti-Mao leaders in Nanchang, provincial capitol fo Kiangsi. They said the Kiangsi news had been received in Canton, via radio broadcasts from Nan- chang Sunday night. The government radio In Kiangsi, organized some of China's earliest Com- munist uprisings 40 years ago, said Sunday that Mao's enemies have won control over much of the province after violent clash- es in which a number of persons were hurt. The broadcast de- manded the "instant arrest" of what it called an army of anti- Maoists but admitted that police and regular army units were not obeying the order. Peking's official New China News Agency, quoting the Com- munist party newspaper Peking People's Daily, said party chairman Mao's five-month-old of his foes was meeting atmosphere has become tense Opposition parties have been unsuccessful in their attempt to get the elections postponed for a year. The leading presidential can didate is Gen. Anastasio (Tachi- tp) Somoza, of the ruling Na- tionalist Liberal party. He is one of the two heirs to the oldesi political dynasty in Latin Amer- ica. His father, who was assas- sinated in 1956, founded it in 1932 with U.S. support. Tachito's brother, Luis, is an ex-presi- dent. Tachito also is boss of the Na- tional Guard, which serves as the country's police force and army. Aguero, an eye specialist, withdrew from the 1963 presi- dential contest to leave the field clear for Rene Schick Gutierrez, the candidate of the Somoza- controlled Liberal party. Guerrero, one of three vice presidents, was picked to serve out the term after Schick died of a heart attack Aug. 3. Presidents and members of :heir immediate family are >arred from the presidency for he succeeding term, so when Somoza completed his erm in 1963, the Somozas chose Schick to fill in for the next four Aguero, who has a following among the peasants, has ex- pressed concern that the elec- ion will be fraudulent, but he nsists he will not pull out again. A third candidate is Alejandro Abaunza, a lawyer, who was hosen by another Conservative iarty which Aguero's group laims is a "legal fiction" reated by the government par- y to divide the Conservatives. Broadens Vocabulary Golf may not Improve a man's disposition, but it cer- tainly broadens his vocabul- ary When you're young you ask your parents how late you can stay out; when you're a parent, you ask the baby sitter Some peo- ple are problem drinkers give them an inch and they'll take a fifth Do you know what it is that dentists have in their offices in '67 that they didn't have in '57? Answer: '57 maga- zines. purge "strong, ance." unprecedented resist- (For more laughs see Earl Wilson on Page 4.) increasing rates. The President asked Congress to increase the amount of an nual income on which taxes ari collected to next year, 000 in 1971, and in 1974. He also asked Congress ti revise rate increased already scheduled, going from 4.4 to 4.1 per cent in 1969 and from 4.85 per cent in 1973 to 5 per cent. Johnson recommended thai the amount Social Security re- cipients can earn without losing benefits be increased to a year and that the amount above that for which a benefici- ary can retain in payments for each in earnings be in- creased to The increased benefits hac been sketched in broad outline in Johnson's State of the Union message. He called In the earlier com- munication for the rise from to in minimum benefits, and a guarantee of a month for persons with 25 years or more of coverage. The State ofthe Union mes- sage did not go into the tax in- Tease to pay for the increased benefits. The proposed increase in So- cial Security taxes would in- crease the maximum amount paid by an Individual to in 1968 and to in 1969. Johnson had announced ear- ier that his proposals would cost billion during the first year. The tax rise is expected to come under fire in Congress, especially from Republicans vho have urged an 8 per cent ncrease plus a cost-of-living escalator clause without raising axes. The maximum increases nn- ler the President's proposals would go to 2.5 million persons now receiving minimum bene- its of a month for an indi- ridual. But Johnson said in- SS BENEFIT Continued on Page 14, Col. 4) WASHINGTON (AP) The Johnson administra- tfon bids on Capitol Hill today for approval of a U.S.- Soviet consular pact and more money for the Vietnam war. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, in testimony at an open hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Com- mittee, argues the case for Senate ratification of the consular convention signed in 1964. It would pave tha way for each country to open consulates outside the capital of the other but faces opposi- tion. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Gen. Earla G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are to tell a closed meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Defense Appropriations sub- committee why billion more is needed for the war this fiscal year. McNamara and Wheeler also are to explain the Defense De- partment's request for the budget year beginning next July 1. Solons Wait for Budget ST. PAUL (AP) _ The 196 Minnesota Legislature moves in to its fourth week today an activity is expected to increas after Gov. Harold LeVander ou lines his spending propose Wednesday. The Republican governor wi deliver his budget message to joint session of the legislator >n noon Wednesday. LeVande lias said he will recommend balanced budget of about billion-largest in state history The 1965 Legislature approved million in spending re- quests. The current session still mus resolve the seating of two leg islators-one in the Senate anc one in the House. Two election contests remain Sen. elect Eu gene Welter, Crystal Conserva ive, and former Sen. Richarc Parish, Golden Valley Liberal and between Rep. Howard E Smith, Crosby Liberal, and for ner Rep. Birger Nurminen, Ail ken Liberal. Each of the defeated cand! dates has charged that the win ner violated the Corrupt Prac 'ices Act. It's up to each house if the legislature to determim qualifications of its members ti hold their offices. Members of Senate election! ubcommittee hope they can make a recommendation in time or the full Elections Committee to act on the Senate contest nex week. The House Elections Commit ee has scheduled a meeting Wednesday on the Smith-Nur minen contest. For the next several weeks o: he session, most interest wil e on committee action. One perennial battle will be eopened this week when the [ouse Game and Fish Commit- ee starts hearings on predator ounties. They were eliminated wo years ago when Gov. Karl lolvaag vetoed a bounty bill. 'owever, LeVander has backed heir return. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Cloudy tonight with a chance of ccasional light snow. Cloudy with little change in .emperature and snow likely. tonight 15, high Tuesday round 22. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the I hours ending at noon Sun- ay: Maximum, 43; minimum, 23; oon, 43; precipitation, none. Official observations for the hours ending at noon today: Maximum, 48; minimum, 31; oon, 35; precipitation, trace. The administration spokes- men are expected to run into critical questioning from both hard line and soft line foreign policy advocates. In advance of the Foreign Re- ations Committee session, Sen- ate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said he hopes tha committee will act "on the merits of the convention" and not be swayed by a mail cam- paign mounted by conservative groups opposing the agree- ments. The committee approved the convention regulating U.S.-So- viet consular affairs in 1965. But Uansfield said in an interview hat he held up Senate action 'on my own responsibility1' in the last Congress. Mansfield tald he had been concerned then that any chance or the Soviet Union to bring tha Vietnam war to the negotiating able "would be dashed if the debate became too bitter." But he acknowledged that it ras doubtful the measure could iave won the two-thirds approv- al required for the Senate to give its consent. Results of the consular debate may indicate how receptive the Senate is this year to other ad- ninistration attempts to build 'ridges to the East, such as the ecently signed space treaty ind proposals for increasing trade with the Soviet bloc. The State Department re- eased Friday the text of letters xchanged last fall between tusk and FBI Director J. Ed- ar Hoover. The Hoover letter, Ithough carefully worded, ap- eared to indicate that he no onger opposes the consular con- ention. When Hoover testified before House committee in 1965, he aid the agreement could make le FBI's work more difficult in ealing with spies and sabo- eurs. Many critics of the conven- on, which includes a contro- ersial provision granting diplo- atic immunity to consular of- cials, pointed to Hoover's ear- er objections as reasons for >posing the agreement. Today's session offers another BID FOR Continued on Page 14, Col. 3) ROLLING OUT THE RED NOT QUITE West Virginia college stu- dents, protesting alleged shortcomings of the food stamp program, collected rolls of toilet paper, plus soap, for hard pressed resi- dents of Cleveland's Hough area. Such items can't be purchased with food stamps and the students stopped at the governor's man- sion here Sunday hoping to present the items to Gov. James A. Rhodes. They wanted him to try to have the program changed, but Rhodes was out of town so the girls, all students at Wheeling, W. Va., College, went on to Cleveland. (AP Phototax)   

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