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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - July 17, 1977, Winona, Minnesota Sunday's Congress gats proposal on stiff cuts Congress, which successfully insisted it should vote on every part of the administration's government reorganization plan, is getting its first chance to whittle President Carter's staff. Carter had a plan delivered Friday. It proposes reducing the White House staff by 15 percent from to an estimated savings of million a year. The number of units within the executive office would be cut from 19 to 10. Election stand The united political organization in Pakistan says it would welcome a chance to compete with ousted Prime Minister Zulfikar All Bhutto "on an equal footing" in national elections after Pakistan's military leaders step down. If Bhutto, now jailed, refuses to run "it amounts to a clear confirmation that be cannot win without vote rigging and government said organization member Mian Tufail Mohammad. Mian heads Jamat Islami Pakistani, one of the strongest of nine parties in the opposition coalition. Zulfikar All Bhutto Fire blamed Fire which burned out the power control panel in the basement of the Landmark hotel casino in Las Vegas is being blamed for the death of an elderly man Friday and the hospitalizetion of more than 100 persons. The people were overcome by car- bon monoxide gas carried into rooms through air-conditioning 'events. Glasses out The McDonald's hamburger chain has suspended indefinitely its promotional drinking glass program after the federal gov- ernment urged parents to close- ly supervise children's use of the glasses. McDonald's President Edward Schmitt ordered the ban Friday, but said lack of government policy on decorated glasses is causing confusion. Economy continues to grow at record pace The nation's economy continues growing at a healthy rate, although government economists say growth for the second half of 1977 may slow somewhat. Industrial production rose seven-tenths of 1 percent in June, its sixth straight monthly advance. Total output by the nation's factories, mines and utilities rose 12.5 percent in the last quarter and 5.3 percent in the first quarter. Economists say the growth pace cannot be sustained at its present level. Nightmare is over For eight years Walter Hess carried a vivid memory of firing a bullet into the head of a young woman hitchhiker and burying her body in the desert north of Phoenix. Tormented by guilt, he finally unburdened himself to police in Chicago, Milwaukee and Phoenix. And the truth came out. He was innocent, the victim of a nightmare about a murder that never happened. Problems with alcohol were blamed for Hess' problem and lie detector tests and quizzings while hypnotized convinced police of his innocence. Walter Hess Another loss A federal judge has ordered Ani- ta Bryant and her anti-homosex- ual group not to use the title "Save Our Children" because of its similarity to the name of a charitable organization "Save the Children" for underprivileged children. Save the Children asked the order, saying it was losing contribu- tions. The inside index: Television..........4a 6a-7a 9a-15a Prizewords........14a Youth calendar.....14a Daily record.......19a Sports..........3b-5b The Outdoors.......6b Business...........7b Summer calendar... 12b Lutherans meet Discussion of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod fellow- ship with the American Luth- eran Church in light of what the synod considers "crucial theolo- gical changes" made by the ALC and an appeal to the rebel Concordia Seminary are key items to be considered by 'the synod convention under way in Dallas, Tex. Hot Skies will be partly cloudy, tem- peratures will be blistering and mere is a chance of thunderstorms today. Winona County fafrgoers will be greeted by temperatures in the 90s and the weatherman promises little relief from the heat (or the opening of the Fillmore County Fair Tuesday weather details, Page 19a Leaders tied in to scandal MADISON, Wis. (AP) Tax paid telephone calls of have been traced to the family of Hep. R. Michael Ferrall, D-Racine., and of to at least five past and present members of tha staff of Sen. Thomas Petri, R-Fond du Lac, a copyrighted story in the Sunday editions of the Racine Journal Times and the La Crosse Tribune says. The story, by Dennis Chaplman and Eldon Knoche, said that during a 18-month period between December, 1975, and April, 1977, staffers for Sen. Petri made hundreds of personal calls without reimbursing the state treasury. In the instance of Rep. Fcrrall, the story cited 99 calls made to and from the home of Martha his former wife, at a cost of Both Ferrall and his ex-wife said she does volunteer work in his district and all the calls dealt with legislative business. Knoche and Chaptman also wrote in the two newspapers that 74 calls costing between December 1975, and May, 1977. were made to a Madison telephone number listed to Bernlta Byslma, a legislative secretary who was identified as Ferrall's girl friend. Among them were five calls from Key West. Fla., which the reporters said Ferrall could not explain, and among a total of 24 state credit card calls between the Key West area and Madison, Mount Horeb and Shawano. Ms. Byslma was quoted in the newspapers as saying she did not feel obliged to explain the calls. Fcrrall said a number of the calls on his credit card record were made by his young son and he would reimburse the state when he can determine the total amount in- volved. Petri said that, while he did not believe he personally made any of the calls in- volved in the reporters' investigation, he recognized that he would have to accept personal responsibility. "I would also make an effort to collect from the employes who have done he was quoted as saying to the newsmen. The two newspapers said that Senate President Pro Tempore Fred Kisser, D- Madison, had in questionable telephone calls made from his office to 47 cities during the last 18 months. Kisser is quoted as saying that he is trying to find a former aide, Jane Dresner, he believes made many of them. The papers said one of the numbers which had been called quite a few times was in Koyal Oak, Mich., where the person answering identified herself at the aide's mother, and another number was a Southfield, Mich., construction company owned by her father. The newsmen reported that a roommate in-'New York said Ms. Dresner was on vacation, and it was not known when she would be baclt. Rep. James Wahner, D-MUwaukec, the Assembly majority leader was listed in the stories as having made personal calls to places such as Memphis. Tenn.; Por- tland, Ore., and Delray Beach, Fla. The papers said he refused to identify those he called, saying the conversations were personal, but he reimbursed the state last week, more than eight months after some of those calls. "I think the important thing is that the state get he was quoted as saying. The report said that William Lundgren, an aide to Senate Majority Leader William Bablitch, D-Stevens Point, had run up a bill of bill calling a girl friend in Snow Ilill, Md., and a cousin in Los Angeles. "I'm waiting for a bill. I realize it was something I had no right to Lundgren, a senior at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, was quoted as saying. Americans released PANMUNJON, Korea (AP) North Korea on Saturday released the copilot and the bodies of three other crewmen of a U.S. helicopter shot down over Communist territory three days ago. The prompt release underscored efforts by both sides not to let the incident lead to a confron- tation. Observers said they could not recall the North Koreans acting so quickly in the past to return American survivors or remains. President Carter welcomed the release but said through a spokesman in Washington, D.C., that he "deplored the loss of life and the excessive reaction loan unarmed and inadvertent intrusion." The transfer began as wooden coffins CWO Glenn Schwanke, 28, Spring Green, Wis., was accompanied by a uniformed North Korean officer to Panmunjom, Korea, where he was returned to U.S. authorities. (AP Laserphoto) containing the bodies of three detd American servicemen were braufht bjr North Korean army trucks to a toot juit outside the conference center in Pin- munjon. The Pentagon identified the dead as CWO Joseph A. Miles, 26. the pilot of the downed helicopter; Sgt. Robert C. Haynes, 29, of Anniston, Ala.; and Sgt. Ron Wells. 22. of El Paso, Tex. U.S. Army Col. Terrence McCliin went across the demarcation line ind escorted back the sole survivor of Thursday's inci- dent, Warrant Officer Glenn M. Schwanke, 28, of Spring Green, Wis. Schwgnke arrived by car and walked unaided across the demarcation line. He looked tired and shaken, but his only visible injuries were a bruise under the chin and scratches on his face. North Koreans had first reported Schwanke was wounded. His mother, Patricia Schwanke, said in Wisconsin she had been Informed by the Army thai her son's only injury was a bruised right knee and cuts on the leg. The official North Korean news agency, in a broadcast monitored in Tokyo, said .Schwanke made a public apology at the city of Kaesong, about five miles north of the Panmunjom truce village, five hours before his release. Schwanke promised not to intrude into North Korean territory again and told reporters he received medical aid and generally was well treated during his captivity, the broadcast said. The report quoted Schwanke as saying the other three crew members would be alive if they had not tried to escape North Korean troops. Schwanke and the dead were taken to a U.N. Command advance camp 1.2 miles south of the truce village and were flown from there to a military hospital in Seoul. The North Koreans refused to return the CH47 Chinook helicopter. wmona Sunday News 123rd year of publicatioi Winona, Minnesota, July 58 Pages 4 Sections Sea pact nearer UNITED NATIONS. N.V. (AP) The biggest international meeting ever is about to produce the closest thing yet to a broad treaty regulating man's use of the oceans, which cover three-quarters of the globe. The 3' 2-year-old U.N. Conference on the Law of the Sea, with more than delegates registered from 145 countries, wound up its sixth session here Friday after eight weeks of discussion. But conference officials the president and committee still at work Saturday on the session's final product, a document called "the informal composite ..The .document will contain 'divide the mto territorial waters, a universal economic zone and the higb-seas; regulate fishing in all ocean waters and mining of seabed minerals, andguard against ocean pollution. The conference president, Ambassador HaiiriUtbh Shirley Amerasinghe of Sri Lanka', calls me composite text "the fetus of the future treaty." Officially, it is described as just a basis for negotiation like its two predecessors, the 1975 "informal single negotiating text" and the 1976 "revised single negotiating text." Amerasinghc says the latest version is bound to be revised again before it becomes a draft treaty, to which conferees may formally propose amendments. But some diplomats regard it as sounder than its predecessors, because in almost daily private huddlesa great deal of negotiation has already gone in to it. There is general agreement that territorial waters should be extended from the traditional three-mile limit to 12 miles and that every coastal state is entitled to an economic zone reaching on out to 200 miles. Amerasinghe says the 200-mile economic zone is already "a fact of international law." Forty-three coastal countries have established or are in the process of establishing 200 miles offshore as a fishery zone, economic zone or even territorial sea. The United States imposed a 200-mile fishing zone last March 1. The conference is reported near agreement on the right of one country's vessel to pass tlirough another's strait. But the United States and other advanced countries are still locked in dispute with developing countries over who should control and mine the manganese nodules, rich also in copper, nickel and cobalt, from the deep ocean floor. The United States has proposed a "parallel system" under which private corporations and states would exploit the nodules on something like even terms with an International Seabed Authority. The proposed Authority would mine through an operational arm called the Enterprise. Lady aides buck Carter on abortion WASHINGTON (AP) Some of the highest-ranking women in the Carter adm'nistration, described as "outraged, angered and disappointed" at the President's opposition to federal funding, for elective abortions, are preparing a Carter in hopes of changing his position. Administration sources said the planned memo resulted from a 90-minute White House meeting Friday afternoon attended by nearly 40 women and three men, all Carter appointees or their aides. The memo, which will be circulated Monday for signatures of those who at- tended, will include a list of medical instances where the protesters think poor women should be able to receive gover- nment money for abortions. One reason cited will be a pregnant woman's exposure to German measles, long associated with serious birth defects. The women plan to pose a number of questions for Carter, such as: should a poor woman do if she knew her baby would be born deformed? a 14-year-old girl be forced'to raise an unwanted child? Crops grow; farm income shrinks Hrnnrwf tn
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