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   Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - September 22, 1975, Winona, Minnesota                                Monday's Geneva alternative possible Catherine Hearst SLA, bombings related? In the wake of the capture of Patricia Hearst, federal investigators are checking for possible links between the Symbionese Liberation Army and terrorist bombings around San Francisco in the last 20 months. Miss Hearst's parents visited their im- prisoned daughter for the second time on Sunday, and Catherine Hearst reported that "she was a little spaced out at first but she's coming around" Page 14 Ready for action, The Wisconsin Assembly is supposed to have sorted out its thoughts on voter registration reform by the time legislators return Tuesday for what could be a very busy week. On the senate's calendar is a women's rights bills, already approved by the assembly, which would enable men to be eligible for the minimum wage guarantees now afforded women and modify statutory language to eliminate language distinguishing 14 Most prized possession A state congressman and his wife cherish a love letter from their teen-age boy as "the most prized possession" they have. Jon Lynn Bergland wrote it but never sent it it was found among his belongings last month after he was killed in an auto accident near the family farm at Roseau, Minn. He's the son of Rep. and Mrs. Helen Bergland who have six other children................Page 2 UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Secretary of State Henry A. today the Sinai accord is only a first step toward a Mideast settlement and that he has made it clear he is prepared to promote an agreement between Syria and Israel. Declaring "opportunities must be seized or they will Kissinger told the U.N. General Assembly in a speech that the United States is ready to explore alternatives to a Geneva peace conference in order to push ahead on an Arab-Israeli accord. President Ford's statement that he will not accept stalemate and stagnation in the Middle East "was true before the Sinai agreement was signed. It remains true Kissinger said. His remarks were seen as conciliatory toward the Soviet Union and militant Arabs and their supporters who want the United States to press Israel for with- drawals on the fronts with Syria and Jordan now that Israel has pulled back in Sinai in the agreement this month with Egypt. Over the coming weeks he said he will consult "with all concerned" regarding the reopening of the Geneva conference. Although he said the United States would not attempt to "exclude any he did not make it clear whether the United States would back Israel in trying to ex- clude the Palestine Liberation Organization, which has unanimous Arab support as the sole representative of the Palestinians on the west bank of the Jordan River. Kissinger completed a round of nuclear arms talks Sunday night with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, planning to meet again in Europe after the Kremlin reaches a decision on key unresolved issues. "We clarified each other's said Kissinger, summing up Gromyko's talk with President Ford last Thursday and three meetings totaling 11% hours between the secretary of state and the Soviet foreign minister in Washington and New York. The two men agreed ata dinner at the Soviet mission Sunday night that another round, probably in Geneva, is necessary before Kissinger can fly to Moscow to prepare for Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev's visit to the United States. U.S. officials said Kissinger and Gromyko had made steady progrew. They acknowledged, however, that the planned 10-year arms limitation treaty might not be completed before the end of the year. This would postpone Brezhnev's visit to Washington, originally planned for last July, until 1976. The meetings with Gromyko "were said Kissinger, "and we both will now have to study the many considerations that were put before us by each side, and we will remain in close touch with each other." He said there are "two or three major problems" standing in the way of a new treaty. Although he was not specific, these are known to be verification, the U.S. cruise missile and the Soviet Backfire bomber. Rep. and Mrs. Robert Bergland A sort of birthday present Brent McClanahan celebrated his birthday rushing for 61 yards and catching six passes for 73 more yards and a touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings' 27-17 National Football League victory over San Francisco Sunday in Bloomington.........................Page 9 Hear tape arguments A special federal court today heard three hours of arguments on Richad M. Nixon s attempt to reclaim ownership of millions of documents and the White House tapes accumulated during his presidency. There was no indication when the three judges will wmona Daily News 120th year ol publication Winona, Minn. September 22 Richard Nixon The inside index: Television..........4 Building............5 6-7 Dslily record.........8 Sports..........9-11 Markets............12 Comics...........14 Warmer It should be sunny and a bit warmer through Friday, The weatherman says. Highs should be .In the 60s Tuesday, possibly pushing into the 70s later in the week weather details, page8. Will Rogers says... "Along about Sunday and Monday, the newspapers have to always leave one column on the front page for prom.nen men to p ejct Drosoeritv in Maybe it was a big dinner, and Mr. 111 Fix hverytning was the guest Maybe he got rich selling motto cards or machine guns. But the Associated Press carries his prediction that the i -ill) INOV. lotiii trend is upward! _ Ford asks private funds for energy MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) President Ford has decided to push tor a major federal program to encourage heavy private investment in domestic energy resources, officials say. Sources who relayed this word said Ford might decide to make public at least the broad outlines of his plan in a San Fran- cisco address today to a convention of the AFL-CIO building trades department. The President was said to have been stiil working on his AFL-CIO talk late Sunday after flying here from Anaheim, where he addressed the National Association of Life Underwriters. Sources said the President's blueprint for encouraging energy investments was sharply scaled down from one that had originally been considered by some key members of Ford's Domestic Council. The council effort to come up with a proposal was directed by proteges of Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller. Nevertheless, it was understood the President's proposal envisions a multibillion-dollar effort, with a large part of it focused -on nuclear energy and upgrading of the nation's electric utilities. The President and Mrs. Ford head back to Washington tonight after a four-day trip to Oklahoma and California that combined a heavy schedule of public appearances with two opportunities to golf on the Monterey peninsula. During a meeting Saturday night with editors of the Los Angeles Times, Ford indicated he will decide within a month whether to recommend a oneyear ex- tension of -antirecession tax cuts due to expire Dec. 31. Hurricane Elolse aiming at Florida MIAMI (AP) Tropical Storm Eloise, which killed 42 people as a hurricane last week, became a hurricane again totfav. aiming its 85 mile-per-hour winds and driving rain at the Florida-Alabama Gulf Coast. The hurricane was expected'to hit the area of Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla., late today, said Neil Frank, director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Hurricane warnings were issued from Grand Island, La., to Apaiachicola, Fla. All smiles President Gerald Ford flashes a broad smile as he was introduced Sunday night to the National Association of Life Underwriters meeting in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photofax) Oil price drop is expected WASHINGTON (AP) The price of a gallon of imported fuel oil will drop 1.5 cents as the result of the Ford ad- ministration's decision to remove the 60- cents-a-barrel import fee on refined petroleum products, officials say. Federal Energy Administrator Frank G. Zarb announced the move Sunday and said President Ford will decide soon whether or not to remove a fee on crude oilimports. Dropping the 60-cent fee came as a response to the abrupt lapse in price controls on most domestically produced oil, which could result in higher prices and spur inflation. Removal of the fee on refined imports, first imposed in April 1973, fulfilled a pledge made by Ford to act if domestic controls ended. The antiinflationary move was made retroactive to Sept. 1 when domestic controls lapsed. In the absence of price controls, refiners and importers are not legally bound to pass on the saving to consumers, but Zarb said he believed they would pass the benefits along because of current market resistance to higher prices. Fighting explodes in Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Street fighting exploded again in Beirut's eastern suburbs today despite efforts of high-level Syrian mediators to make a weekend cease-fire effective. Moslem leftists and rightwing Christians fought with machine guns, mortars and grenades. Snipers fired at passersby from rooftops despite a government pledge to hunt them down. Sunday had been a day of comparative calm following agreement on a cease-fire Saturday night. Officials toured the ravaged commercial area around Mar- tyr's Square and residents ventured out of their homes for the first time in a week. Security forces entered the worst combat zones and picked up dozens of bodies, raising the death toll to nearly 40Q since the year's fifth round of communal warfare erupted in Tripoli Sept. 3 and spreadtoBeirutonSept. 14. Lebanese and Syrian firemen finally brought under control fires in the com- mercial quarter started Friday and Saturday by bazooka and mortar fire and rocket grenades. The Syrians brought about 50 firetrucks from Damascus, 60 miles away. The downtown area, the Wall Street of the Middle East, was pockmarked with gutted, smouldering buildings. The offices of Pan American World Airways were shattered.'Windows of the First National City Bank of New York had been riddled Karen's fate argued in court MORR1STOWN, N.J (AP) A judge hears arguments today on the request of Joseph T. Quinlan that his adopted daughter be allowed to die. She has been in a coma for five months and doctors say there is no hope for recovery. Quinlan filed the suit Sept. 12, seeking court approval to disconnect a hospital's respirator from Karen Ann Quinlan, 21, which would result in her death "within minutes because Doctors say the coma was probably caused by an overdose of alcohol and drugs and there is no chance of recovery. "I was the last to hold out because both my wife and my other daughter were critically ill in the past, and the Lord always answered my prayers Quinlan has said. "But after a lot of prayers I became convinced this is what God's will was, that Karen was being called by Him." Miss Quinlan's heart and lungs have been dependent on a respirator at St. Clare's Hospital in nearby Denville since April 15. According to the suit, doctors say Karen has irreparable brain damageand no hope of recovery. At issue is Miss Quinlan's present condition whether the lack of stable brain waves justifies declaring her legally dead. Sussex County Prosecutor George T. Daggett said Miss Quinlan's condition was probably caused by the "inadvertent ingestion and the interaction of a tranquilizer and alcohol." He said the taking of the two substances was "innocent" and ruled out "criminal conduct" in the incident. A few hours before she slipped into the coma, Miss Quinlan and some friends with whom she shared a bungalow were drinking together when she suddenly became ill, Daggett said. KAREN ANN QUINLAN Authorities sa.d four persons, me udtng two security men, were killed in clashes between residents of the Naameh and Haret-Naamch districts on the Beirut- was heard through Sunday in other parts of the city. On patrol Police patrol downtown'Bel rut, Lebanon Sunday as Syrian mediators were trying to hold together a shaky cease-fire after months of fighting between religious and political factions. (AP Photofax) The 60-cent fee covered refined fuel oil, gasoline and jet fuel. The expected 1.5-cent reduction in prices will primarily affect the New England and Middle Atlantic states where most refined imports are used. U.S. consumption during midwinter of last year ran to about 2.4 million barrels a day of imported refined products, the great bulk of it for fuel oil. Refined imports' made up about 14 per cent of the national total of refined petroleum products consumed last year. Rebel chief holding out for supplies PARIS (AP) -The chief of a rebel tribe in the north-central African nation of Chad is reported holding out for supplies instead of cash to ransom French archeologist Francoise Claustre, captured with two other Europeans 17 months ago in a raid oa a desert village. Marc Combes, who escaped the rebej camp in a stolen Landrover some time ago, said in a French television interview Sunday he believes rebel chief Hissen Habre will carry out his threat to shoot Mrs. Claustre on Tuesday if the French government does not meet his terms. Combes said Habre, a graduate of law and political science studies in "not of the same tribe" as his Toubou tribe lieutenants and could not afford to lose face with them by modifying his demands! Reports from French newsman Jean- Pierre Farkas, who flew to the rebels'' desert camp in a light plane, indicated that Habre had rejected France's offer of million ransom and was insisting on an earlier offer of million worth nonmilitary supplies and in cash; A French plane dropped the new offer to the rebels Friday, apparently because tfe government of Chad objected to any equipment being supplied them. The plane also dropped a radio set so the rebels could communicate with French planes flying over the area. Official sources said the Chad govern- ment delivered a note to the French am- bassador i.i N'djamena Sunday protesting that French efforts to ransom Mrs. Claustre were a violation of Chad's sovereignty. Farkas said the rebels made radio contact Sunday with the crew of a French cargo plane circling the area.   

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