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   Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - October 23, 1977, Winona, Minnesota                                Sunday's Weather satellites In space a Delta rockel blastcd mo f had onmn weeks ago P Hoy Chapin arlh's wealher- Jusl I'i after lid a Si8" lhal afcntisls a Mta rockct cxPlodc Chapin steps down at AMC I toy D. Chapin, chief executive officer of American Motors, announced lhat ho was relinquishing (hut post immediately, lie will, however, continue as chairman of the board, a position tie's held since Jan. 9, 1967. lie will be succeeded as chief executive, officer by 49-year-old Gerald Mayers. The smallest of the four major American automakers, AMC has been hobbled for many months by declining sales. No monument The Beatles may have put Liverpool, England, on Ihe map by dominating pop music tor more lhan a decade, but the City Council's General Services Committee has voted 11-9 against erecting a monument to the four Liverpool natives. "In my opinion, they're not worthy of a place in our said city councillor Hoy Stoddard, 59, explaining his negative vote. Discredit rap Lucey, wife of former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick J. Lucey, is complaining lhal the staff of acting Gov. Martin Schreibor seems preoccupied with attempts to discredit the Lucey administration. She cited a recent case in which an inventory report showed items of antique furniture and silver- ware were missing from Ihe governor's mansion after Lucey left office. 24 killed in helicopter crash The bodies of 2-1 American servicemen were pulled from the wreckage of a Marine helicopter in (lie dense jungle of Mindoro Island in the Philippines Saturday. Officials said 14 injured servicemen, including one Navy medical corpsman hurt in Ihe rescue operation, were being treated at U.S. military hospitals on Luzon, the Philippines' main island. The numcs of the victims have not been released. Berkowitz (it for trial A New York state Supreme Court justice has ruled (hat David K. Berkowitz is fit to stand trial as (he alleged Son of Sam killer. Justice John 11 Slarkey said in New York he based his decision, which cannot be appealed, on both the "preponderance of evidence" and .his belief thai Bcrkowilz was not insane "beyond a reasonable doubt." Child ban Saying that "not every class or person is protected" against discrimination, a municipal court judge in Culver City. Calif., has ruled Ilia! a couple with a child cannot stav in an apartment building that is off limits to children. At the time they rented the aparlment, the couple was childless, had a son in September 1975 and was (old to move, because the housing complex had a rule forbidding children. The inside index: Youth calendar......2a Television..........4a 6a-7a Course by Newspaper 7a ,9a-15a Prizewords........17a Daily record.......19a Sports..........3b-6b The Outdoors.......6b Business...........7b David Berkowitz Bill signed Legislation under which Wiscon- sin legislators and other elected officials will get salary increas- es of II percent has been signed into law by acting Gov. Martin J. Schrciber. The increases of 5 and a1; percent in the next two years had been hotly debated in (he legislature, with Republi- cans declaring (he Democratic majority would have lo answer to voters in the 1971) elections. Cloudy The skies will be roosNy loday, wlir> jusi a cnance of Temperatures should bo In tfie JOs and "Mv The extended forecast pretzels pjrily cloudy skies and Ii1i le chin go in temperatures wcalhef delails page 19A Carter tours secret SAC post film ITT AII> OFTUTT AIR FORCE BASK, Neb. (API President Carter inspector) Ihe cavernous secret command poet Saturday where Air Force officers conlrol missile's ami pianos Out carry the nuclear and atomic bombs he wants to ban In (ho command post, Carter saw (he chairs where Strategic Air Command officers would si! to rage nuctear war and (he video-screen displays they would watch to monitor U.S. missilesand planes, and their targets. And lie spoke over Die "red telephone system." addressing U.S. bomber and missile crews who would gel (heir orders the system in the event of a nuclear war. Seeing Ihe center and reviewing-Die weaponry it controls gave the President a first-hand look at the atomic armament he is trying to limit with a new strategic arms accord. t-atir, Carter planned to discuss water in Denver H'ilh critics of his Irrigation and reclamation policies and lo Iry to win support from Western governors for the proposed Panama Canal treaty. The pact is under attack in the Senate from foreign conservatives. The President's itinerary on the second day of a whirlwind cross-country lour In (Mend his policies In the court of public opinion him to a Los Angeles fund- raising dinner for the Democratic Nation a! Committee on Saturday night. Tickets were a plate. Carter got a mostly enthusiastic welcome on his which began in Detroit on Kriday wilh a "public forum" on urban poverty, but (here were pockets of protest, mainly against Die neutron bomb. Carter has not decided whelher to include it in the American arsenal. The President returns lo Washington loda.v. Ills tour of SAC headquarters was his third inspection of American military f.ipaMily since he took office Earlier (hi's year, he flew on an airborne command post designed (or use during nuclear war and later rode on a nuclear-powered submarine. He was accompanied on his SAC headquarters lour at Offull Air Base on Ihe plains ot Nebraska by llrieanmki. his national security adviser; Cm. George Drown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force Secretary John C. Stetson. Carter reviewed (he procedure SAC commanders use in Iheir subterranean conlrol complex. At word from the Presiilont they would send orders lo land- Ivistxl Minulcmen missiles wilh nuclear warheads and 1352s circling the globe with atomic bombs In their hollies. SAC controls Minulemcn scallered across (lie United Slates, many of (hem in the upper Midwest. Carter's ilralegic arms limitation la Iks with Ihe Soviet Union could determine whelher these missiles, lucked away in underground silos, would be replaced wilh mobile "MX" missiles a multi-billion dollar decifiiMI. The commanders who man Ihe button- laden computer panels InSAC's command post would have taken charge of Bl bombers had Carter nol hailed (heir production. Carter lold a Democratic lundralsing dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, lale Friday lhal he will proceed (ward his goal "reducing nuclear weapons in this world to icro" "I can (ell you Uiat in a few weeks my prediction is that we will have a SALT agreement (tat will he Ihe pride of our eounlry." Carter said. But he told reporters later Iherc is no firm agreement yet Winona Sunday News 123rd year of publication Winona. Minnesota, October 70 Pages 4 Sections 40' No halt in power line work WHEATON, Minn. (API -A Traverse County deputy sheriff said Saturday several people were watching survey CT.CWS at work on a high-voltage power line north of Wheaton. but he said farmers did not appear lo tic blocking Hie work. Mrs. Dale Toboll, had said early Saturday Iliat the survey crews were oil her property some 12 miles north of Wheaton and that farmers set up gates and parked tractors in the way of power company equipment. Bui Deputy Don Montonye said he saw only one tractor and survey crews ap- peared to be going about (heir work wilhoul interruption. tic said a few farmers appeared lo be watching (he work but there was no violrwe. The crews were starting lo pour cement, hesaid. Montonye said he visited (he site of (he work for about two hours Saturday mor- ning, "We're nol out Ihere palroling it, but wc'reon The controversial line is being built by United Power Association. Elk River, and Cooperative Power Association, Edina, to run from Underwood, N.D. to Wright County, west of Minneapolis. The cooperatives have won a state Supreme Court niling that they have a legal righl lo build the line. But farmers contend it will harm hcallh and the en- vironment. Gov. Rudy Pcrpich met Friday with clergymen at Lowry. Minn., to encourage them to help avoid a confrontation between survey crews and landowners. The flcv. Wayne Mousing, a Lutheran pastor from Starbuck, said a protest by farmers would make power companies think twice about the health and environmental effects of future lines. "As long as Ihe farmers don't get violent 1 don't think they'll destroy anything. They'll just help their hesaid. Pcrpich .said New York mediator Joseph Stulhcrg will be in Mumcsola within the next couple of days lo try to get power line companies and farmers lo agree to a proposed science court (hat would evaluate health impacts of Ihe line. Panama to vote on pact today PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) A sometimes bitter referendum campaign on Ihe proposed Panama Canal treaties drew lo a close Saturday, and govern- ment officials said they are confident Panamanian voters will approve the new agreemonts with the Unilod Sta Ies. An estimated 800.000 Panamanians are eligible lo go to Ihe polls loday lo decide (he fate of (he treaties by.clioosing cither a yellow ballot for "yes" or a white ballol. "no." Open dcbalcs on polilical issues have been rare since Brig Gen. Omar Torrijos seized power nine years ago, and the referendum campaign infected Panamanians wilh a kind of election fever. The slogans "Treaty, or "Treaty. are painted on walls, trees and lelephone poles everywhere in Ihis capital city. Thousands of treaty advocates and opponents rallied in downtown streets Friday night lo cap Ihe six-week cam- paign. A confronlalion was avoided when national guard Iroops escorting a can- dlelight march of 2.000 treaty supporters formed a blockade across a downtown slrccl to keep the marchers from coming into contact with an anti-treaty crowd of in a plaza about four blocks away. A Twrijos aide said the Panamanian leader was "lired of campaigning" and had gone (o his country home outside Panama Cily. The proposed canal Irealy provides for U.S. surrender of control of the waterway to Panama by the year 2000. More room A bird's eye view of a new grain elevafor in McPherson, Kan., dispells the appear- ance from ground level that this concrete pillar is rising by itself. The storage bill he 100 feet tall when completed. (AP Laserphoto) Just folks President Jimmy Carter chats with Woodrow Wilson Dlehl and family members during his visit lo their farm home near Indlanola, Iowa, From loft are Mrs. Oiehl, Carter, Diehl, granddaughter Wendy, son Ted granddaughter Christy and Ted's wife, Ann. (AP laserphoto) Carter is up before dawn (AP) Prcsidenl Carter, making his first visit to Ihe farm bell since lasl year's election, was before dawn Saturday to hear complaints of Iowa farmers about depressed agricultural prices. After spending Kriday night at a spacious frame farm home here. Carter began metlingal withcighlarca farmers and their wives. Importers were admitted for only a brief period but that was long to ascertain Iliat (he farm folk weren't too happy. Tlie President drew more applause in his first appearance with foreign policy statements Mian with his defense of ad- ministration farm policies. Carter's it a Democratic fund-raising dinner in nearby DCS Moines Friday night responded enthusiastically as (lie President predicted a news arms limitation agreement with the Soviet Union "in a few weeks" and said he foresaw no fur- Iher spread of nuclear weapons. The audience was equally responsive as Carter voiced a new allack on (lie oil and gas industry, particularly for some of its television commercials lhat he said propagate myths. For Ihe most part, however, the diners sat quietly as Carter spoke of administration efforts to promote a stable healthy farm economy. In Iliis agricultural slate, where there is widespread discontent over depressed farm prices, Carter spent Friday night here al Ihe farm of Woodrow Diehl and his wife Mary. Diehl, an organizer of Farmers for Carter in Iowa last year entertained Prcsidenl Lyndon U. Johnson on Ihe same farm In In his DCS Moines speech. Carter predicted lhal "in a few uwks we will haven SALT agreement Iliat will be a pride of our country, and following that we will proceed lo my ultimate gniil of reducing nuclear weapons throughout Ihe world to zero Although the President has been publicly optimistic about the prospecLs fur a new arms agreement, he had not forecast before so quick a resolution of Ihe issue. Older NIid there has long been a "feeling that nothing could he done" lo halt Ihe spread of nuclear armaments. However he cited international efforts to meet nuclear power needs without spawning weapons development. Taxes apt to go up In 78 'HlNdlON (AI'I P.IVroll IllYfX: Ctrl ____i. i WASHINGTON (Al1) Payroll taxes for most workers and all employers are likely to up ni'M year in an i'ffort by Congress lo rescue the financially troubled Social Security syslem. The Senate Finance Committee is on Ihe verge of approving a bill lhal by 1987 would mean Uixcs of S120 a year above current levels for a worker earning SlO.OOO. For a person earning S2WWJ. the payroll lax u 011 Id rise by SH5 a yea r. Under Ihe bill approved by the com- millec Friday, the maximum lax an employer pays for each worker could rise Meannliile. (lie House plans (o begin debate next week on a plan thai would mean Slrto more in taxes per year for Ihe SlO.OOO worker by 1937 and SI15 more for employe. Unlike Ihe Senate version, the keens Ihe employer's lax al Ihe same level as (In; worker's. Under either bill, taxes on middle-and upper-income Americans, would increase at a grcaler rate than those paid by low- wage earners. Democratic leaders in boih houses have made passage of Social Security legislation a priority before Congress adjourns for the year. Even if Congress lakes no action Ihis yc.ir, Social Security (axes on all covered workers and employers will go up next year because of existing law. Rut experts say the increased money will nol be enough lo keep Ihe pension .syslem solvent (or more than six or seven years. U'hf-n added lo the lax increases scheduled under current law, backers say, the plan approved Friday by (he Senate committee would raise Social Security taxes enough to keep Ihe syslem solvent for 75 years. Social Security is in trouble because the declining birth rale and high unem- ployment liavc resullcd in fewer workers conlributing to (he syslem, while inflation has forced benefit increases beyond what w as anticipated. The plan accepted by the Senate com- mittee would end (he tradition of em- ployers and employes paying equal amounts into (he pension syslem. Protests vs. S.A. mount JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) Justice Minister James T. Krugcr says he is concerned about foreign reaction'to the suppression of black organizations in South Africa but "1 have no doubt I have done the righl thing." Prolests mounted Friday against the new government crackdoun on bladis. Police arreslcd 130 blacks and Indians, anda school was burned. Kniger's action Wednesday banning 18 Mack organizations, shutting down (wo black newspapers and detaining 50 black leaders also brought a storm of protest from abroad and the recall of (he American and Dutch ambassadors for consultations. U.S. Secretary' of State Cyrus Vance personally ordeied Ambassador William Bowdler (o return lo Washington lo report on Ibe situation in South Africa. The black congrc-ssion.il caucus had asked for tiowdler's permanent recall and a lowering of the U.S. representation in South Alrica to non-ambassadorial level. Kruger. in an interview Friday in Pretoria with the American television network ABC, defended his action, saying he was trying "lo slop Ihe unrest in my country." In an interview with The New York Times, Kruger said President Carter was partly to blame for the situation in South Africa because Carter's "holier-thaiv Ihou" pressures on behalf of Soutli African blacks had encouraged black mililant groups to believe "the Americans arc backing us lo (he hill, whether we do it peacefully or by violence." "I Ihink he bears a lot of responsibility particularly lhat this thing had lo come now, because once get the idea (hat a large country like America is backing you up, obviously it's an incentive (o people who want virtually the same (hing by violence thalPresient Carter is calling for by peace." The U.S. Security Council has scheduled a debate on South Africa lobegin Monday. More lhan 50 black students were arrested Friday aficr disturbances in the segregated township of Sharpeville, south of Johannesburg. [n Johannesburg's I.cn.isia Indian township, 97 Indians were arrested at an open-air mceling. A black school at Queenstown, 420 miles south of here, was burned. A former executive of Ihe now-banned Interdcnominalional Christian Institute, said the government is lrying to wipe out the "black consciousness" movement before the release of an autopsy report on black leader Steve Biko, regarded as Ibe movement's founder.   

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