Columbus Telegram, February 10, 1970

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February 10, 1970

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Columbus Telegram, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1970, Columbus, Nebraska 'It will be a bad day for society when sentimentalists are encouraged to suggest all the measures that shall be taken for the betterment of the race." Woodrow Wilson NUMBER 34 NINETY-FIRST YEAR THE TELEGRAM WEATHER OUTLOOK Partly cloudy through Wed- nesday. Lows tonight upper teens north, low 20s south. Highs Wednesday low 30s north, upper 30s south. UPI Leased Wire COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1970 20 Pages Today Evening Except Sunday-IOc single copy Tunisian flood Nixon calls total mobilization of all relief gefs A M more us. aid Americans in drive against pollution VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE: Rescue workers loook at a partially snow-covered automobile out- side the three-story holstel which was crushed when tons of snow rolled silently off foot Dome Mountain in an avalanche early today. By noon rescuers had pulled 48 bodies from the wreckage. They feared the death toll would climb higher by the hours in_France's costliest snow disaster since World War II. (UPI Cablephoto) Avalanche kills 48 VAl, D'ISLRE. France (UPI) giant avalanche rolled down 10.000-foot Dome Moun- tain at breakfast time today, burying 'i three-story youth hostel and a hotel under Ions of snow. Rescue workers pulled 48 bodies from the wreckage but feared (he death loll would mount in what was France's worst snow disaster since World War II. At least GO other persons were rescued from inside the tangle of snow and timbers, many of them hurt so badly (hey" were not expected to live. There was no immediate report of American casualties. Rescue operations were ham- pered by blinding, swirling snowstorms which cut visibility to near zero. The snow, one of (he heaviest in memory in the alpine region south of Geneva, was still falling when darkness fell. Local weather authorities reported winds oi gale force piled up huge snow drifts on roads leading lo the disaster area. Only a few ambulances and other" rescue vehicles got through hut others were forced lo wait for snow-clearing equipment. It was the worst avalanche oil Dome .Mountain since 1917. This tiny village almost deserted when the snow is pone, is the home of Jean Caludc Killy. former French Olympic ski champion and one of the world's premier athletes. "It hit the hostel like a a witness said of the avalanche. The impact of the onslaught crushed some cars and carried others away like rowhoat-s on a tidal wave. Some of the victims were Irapped in the parking area, unable to flee the avalanche in lime. An estimated 200 youths, all under '25, were in Hie hostel, run by the French Union of Fresh Air Centers, and an equal number of skiers were believed in Ihe Edelweiss Hotel when the wave of silent while death descended upon them. Must of lhc victims were French, German and Belgian skiers who had come to this resort on the Italian border for Lakeview High honor roll Ten students at Lakeview High School have earned high disctinctiou on the school honor roll for Ihe second nine-week period. Having an average of 93 per cent or more, in all subjects were: Seniors. Lynn Jenny and Soulliere; juniors, Kathy Brock and Sharon Bccher; sophomores, Carol Abraham and Jo Luchsinger; freshmen, Paul Soulliere, Jane Galley Jodcne Walctman and Gehring. Also named lo the honor roll were the following students earning averages of 90 per cent or higher: Freshmen Bob Iteiermann, Diane Wilke, Grant Grote- luschefi, Marcia Schmid, Debbie Ililmer. Claudia Beck, Diane Zavodsky. Sophomores Rachel Janssen, Gineltc Wilke, Janelle Asche, Sharlyn Sander, Tim Mark. John" lleins, Steve McWilliams, Marcy Rosenthal, Sue HeibeJ, Ginger Loseke, Rita Sempek, Richard S c in p e k Kalhy Kodad. Juniors Marilynn Theilen, Marcia Gocring, Connie Mueller, Sara Rickert, Roger Coffey, Mary llassehrook, Cindy Kall- wcit, Jim Beiermann, Darla Jausseji. Seniors Monelle Korte, Bobbie Schumacher. Clarence Penny Janssen, Enid Kortc, Jerome Sempek. some of the best skiing available anywhere. One of the heaviest snowfalls on record in this ski haven d a in aged communications, blocked roads and held up ambulances Irving to get lo the scene from other villages. A second avalanche cascaded down a nearby mountain hear Chamonix, blocking the road between Argenliere and Le Col des Montets but causing no injuries. H was cleared later but kept closed for fear of more snow slides. President Georges Pompidou dispatched bis-interior minister, Raymond Marcellin, to Val d'Iserq to oversee the rescue operation. It was Europe's worst avalanche since 1065 when 100 persons died at Germish, Germany. Huk terrorists kill 4 Filipinos MANILA Communist Huk terrorists Monday killed four Filipinos assigned to guard a Voice of America transmitter facility in Tarlac province, GO miles north of Manila. The guards were part of an attachment assigned to a security detail around the transmitter the United Slates uses to beam its broadcasts lo Southeast Asia. TUNIS (DPI) of State WUliam P. Rogers met with P.-cmier Bahi Ladgham today within earshot of noisy protests by anti-American de- monstrators. He later an- nounced million more in U.S. aid for Tunisian flood relief. Rogers' announcement said this would bring to more than 54 million the amount of money sent lo 'funis from Washington for recovery from the devastat- ing floods lhat hit Ibis northern African nation last fall. Bands of students shouting "N'ixan and "Rogers go broke Ihrougb police lines oulside lhc Rogers- Ladgham government house meeting before policemen and troops dispersed them wilh high-powered fire hoses. That demonstration against the Nixon administration's Mid-- die [Cast policy and others at American installations in the city forced Rogers lo pul off a vis'il lo Tunis University. The secretary of state also ran into some protestors at his own embassy, where eight Peace Corps workers turned their backs on him in protest against the Vietnam War. He lold the other 150 embassy personnel present lhat 64 per cent of the American people support the administration's Vietnam policies. The eight dissidents gave him a note signed by 53 Peace Corps workers saying they were "outraged at the continua- tion of the unjust and destructive war in Vietnam Why don't we end il Rogers look up the Middle East crisis wilh Foreign Minister Habib Bourguiba Jr., whom he was lo meet twice during his 36-hour slay in Tunis, the second stop on his 10-nation African lour. Although officials said the university visit was called off because of a change in Rogers' schedule, Tunisian security officials said privately it was inadvisable for him to visit the university in view of the demonstrations. Rogers arrived Monday night from Rabat, Morocco, shortly after more than 100 students tried to march on (he American embassy in Tunis. About others gathered downtown shouting "Nixon and permit fnr Arabs'" against for Arabs! The students published a resolution today lhat said, "American policy in the Middle East, favorable lo Israel, and Ihe open support given by President Nixon to this policy, amount to defiance of the charier and resolutions of the United Nations." Tunisian security officials said Ihere was a possibilily Rogers might visit the universi- ty laler if '.hings were calm. WASHINGTON (UPI) ident Nixon called today for "a total mobilization" of all Americans in a concentrated campaign lo clean the air and purify the nation's polluled waters. In a special message lo Congress following up his Stale of Ihe Union pledge lo make cleaning the environment the primary effort of Ihe 70s, Nixon outlined a lengthy plan for "Ihe rescue of our natural habitat." The program includes a billion project for cleaning up waters and calls for rigid regulations to deal wilh air and water polluters. "The time has come when we can wail no longer to repair the damage already done and to establish new criteria lo guide us in the Nixon said. "The task of cleaning up our environment calls for a total mobilization by all of us. 11 involves government at every level; it requires the help of every citizen." Asks 54 Billion The main feature of the so- called Environmental Quality Program proposes a clean waters act through which billion would be authorized lo help slate and local communi- ties build sewage treatment facilities. The. billion would have lo be matched by billion in contributions from state and" local governments, A special federal group called Ihe Envir- onmental Financing Authority would be set up to help hard- pressed municipalities raise the money !o meet their share of the cost. The President said thai would be sufficient lo conslrucl about new treatment facilities and to expand and upgrade other pianls. He asked for a billion authorizalion over- a four-year a rate of billion per in the year beginning July 1. A reassess- ment would be made in 1973 to determine future needs. The President's message called for establishment of federal water and air quality slandards, with fines of up to a day for violations. Swift Court Action Federal enforcement proce- dures would be revised to swifler court action violators and the interior secretary would be empowered to seek immediate injunclions where severe pollu- tion existed. The President also proposed a research and development program aimed at producing a low pollution automobile within five years. He asked that Ihe secretary of the Department of Health, Kducalion and Welfare be authorized to regulate the composition of gasoline lo cut down on pollulion. There is fresh agitation to force gasoline makers to- remove lead from gasoline to cul down on air pollulion. The department of Health, Education and Welfare, follow- ing one of the President's directives, immediately an- nounced a new five-year tirnelabte (or "increasing Ihe stringent" federal slandards for aulo exhaust emissions. Under Ihe proposed new lesting procedures, which will go into effect 'beginning with the 1972 model cars, the weight LIFE MEMBERS Accepting life memberships in the Colum- bus PTA Council Monday were Kenneth Torcion and Mrs. Ray (Gladys) Breidert. The awards were presented by Mrs. Jack Bullington, right, chairman of the life membership committee. (Telegram Photo) 3 receive life memberships in Columbus PTA Council of pollution emitted by a lest car will be measured, rather than calculated, as is now the procedure. The new standards will for the first time set limits on nitrogen oxide emissions begin- ning with 1973 models, and emission of participates begin- ning with (he 1975 model year. Nixon has set up a new advisory council headed by Russell" li. Train, undersecreta- ry of interior and the adminis- tration's chief conservationist, to help lead iiis campaign to clean up the environment. The President also proposed both the acquisition of more kind and the better utilization of present federal holdings to expand !he nation's parks and public recreation facilities. He particularly stressed "locations that ran easily reached by the people in crowded urban Offers "New Philosophy" "I that we adopt a new philosophy for the use of federal owned lands.'' Nixon said, "trailing them as a precious money should made (o serve the highest possible public At the same time, Nixon issued an executive order setting up a Federal Property Review Board with instructions to carefully assess the current, utilization of federal properly, with a view to putting excess holdings to maximum use for parks and recreation areas as well as oilier purposes. The President said sense "argues that the federal government itself, as (he nation's largest landholder, should address itself more, imaginatively In the question of making optimum use of its own holdings in a recreation-hungry era." turns ouf to be resourceful HOUSTON young' man walked into a surplus store Monday and [old the clerk, "I'd like to buy a gun." The woman showed him a .45 caliber automatic pistol. He reached in his pocket, pulled out a bullet, loaded the gun and robbed and the pistol. Proxmire: billion savings is "usurped" WASHINGTON (UPI) -Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., said today the Pentagon has "absorbed" or "heisted" billion in savings that should have resulted from defense upending cuts. In a figure-laden speech prepared for delivery to Ihe Senate, Proxmire said an- nounced or projected savings in defense spending for next fiscal year amount lo billion. He subtracled from lhat he said. ''The long- suffering taxpayers have been robbed of billion in tax relief or improved domestic services or a combination of the two." He said Ihe billion in savings were "ealen up by new weapons syslems." Proxmire said part o f (he money will go inlo expansion of Ihe Safeguard anliballistic mis- sile some into extra costs of converting the Polaris submarines to the Poseidon figure billion allowable for syslem, S3 billion in extra costs pay increases, inflation, "clou- for the Air Force's Minuleman hie counting" and uncontrolla- ble increases and another savings actually President Nixon's billion in reflected in new budget. The result was billion Proxmire said the Pentagon has "stolen." 'Peace Dividend. .Robbed' "The Pentagon has hcisled billion of the peace Index Editorial -.............Page 4 Women's News Page 7 Area ......................Page 13 Sports ......-......-------Page 16 Comics _____.....Page 17 Classified mjssilcs, more for the SRAM missile system, more for the new ovcr-lhe-horizon radar and airborne warning and control syslem to guard against intcrconfinenlal bombers, billion lo the Navy for fleet modernization and some lo the Army for "tanks which do not work and duplicate anlilank weapons." Itemized Gross Savings Proxmire Remixed lhc billion in gross savings this way: billion lo- billion in realized or anticipated culs in Vietnam spending; billion in a cut in military personnel; billion in an announced cut in the Defense Department's civi- lian payroll; billion through more efficient procurement; billion by abandoning the strategy which dictalcs a defense force capable of fighting simultaneous major wars in Europe and Asia and one brushfirc war; and million by closing some milita- ry bases. "Somewhere along lhc line, .even aflcr generous allowances are made for inflation and pay raises, double counting and unconlrollable ilcms, we lost about Proxmire said. "Someone stoic lhc peace dividend. The question is, who? Who usurped the military cuts? Where did the billion disappear? The answer is that the Pentagon is keeping it. "Instead of. making real savings by improving the procurement of weapons sys- lems, by using personnel more efficiently and by culling back on Ihe frills and unnccssary prerequisites of Ihe military establishment, Ihe Pcnlagon is absorbing for its own use ahoul billion of the Proxmire said. Omaha seeks answer to garbage problem OMAHA officials continued lo search for an answer to lhc city's garbage problems. Last week National Disposal Service offered to collect the citys' garbage for an- nually, about more than the city currently pays Metro- politan Sanitation Co. Gene E. Jordan, public works direclor, said he is studying what the citizens can afford and also the need for good collec- tion service. He said he is talking wilh of- ficials of Metropolitan and rep- resentatives of Urban Dy- namics, Inc., about a short term contract. 'The Dynamics firm is a corporation of Negro businessmen. Metropolitan's contract ex- pires Feb. 28. If the city accepts National Disposal's bid, that firm would take over March I for five years. City councilmen have said they favor rejecting National Disposal's bid if another firm could collect Ihe garbage for six monlhs while the city sought other bidders. John L Jarecki dies Monday, rites Two Columbus educators and a long-time board of education member received life member- ships in the Columbus PTA Council at its meeting last night. The three are -Mrs. Ray (Gladys) Breidert, P 1 a 11 e County superintendent of schools, Kenneth Torczon, and Physical Education Coordinator Francis Harms. Mrs. Breidert, who holds a bachelor of arls degree from Wayne Stale College and a masters degree in arls from NU, began teaching in Madison County in 1922. She served as Madison County superintendent from and has been [he. Plalle County superintendent from 1957. She was a Niedhardt preceptress at Wayne in 1955-56 and was awarded a Fullbright scholarship in 1963. She is a member of several organizations, including N e- braska State Education Association, National Education Association, Council for Seller Education, National Council for Economic group meets Wednesday LINCOLN The Ne- braska Department of Economic Development Advisory Commit- tee will hold its regular quar- terly meeling Wednesday al the Capitol. James W. Monroe, depart- ment director, said the commit- lee would review department programs and the status of in- dustrial and community de- velopment activities. Accident Report Monday................ 0 Total this year...............114 Tofal lait ___ __132. Injurits____________15 SCHUYLER John L. Jarecki, proprietor of Johnnie's Sleak House and Motel, died of a heart allack Monday afternoon at Schuyler Memorial Hospilal. He was 57. Funeral services will he 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Augusline Catholic Church with Rev. John P. Downey in chargn. Burial will he in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus. Rosary services are scheduled Wednesday at Svoboda Funeral Home: 3 p.m., study clubs; ,S.ts Columbu-s; 8 Marine Academy Mr. Jarecki, who moved lo Schuyler six years ago, was a former Columbus businessman. He was bora Oct. 21, 1912 in Columbus lo Matthew and Hcdwig (Tryba) Jarecki and attended St. Stanislaus School, Duncan. He married Verna A. Kmiecik on Ccl. 14, 1940 at Silver Creek. In Schuyler Mr. Jarecki was a member of Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, St. Augusline Catholic Church and Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife; three sons, James of Ohio, Ronald and Michael at home; two daughters Mrs. Larry (Marcce) Timmorman of North Plalle and Mrs. Ronald (Esther) Sindelar of Omaha; six grandchildren. Brothers and sislers surviving are: Edward of SI. Paul, Neb.; Ben and Mrs. Viola Gonka of Columbus; Tony and Amelia Jarecki of Texas; Mrs. Anna Maslonka of Fullerlon; Mrs. Helen Sock of Silver Creek; Barbara Jarecki of Omaha; Mrs. Marie Gerber of Schuyler; Mrs. Jerry Cummings o f Holdrege. Pallbearers will be nephews, Lucian Micek, James Maslonka, Robert Gerber, Jack W. Fox, Richard Gonka and Jerry .farecke. 10 nominated for vacancies at Merchant WASHINGTON' (UPI) Ten young men loday were nomi- nated by Rep. Glenn Cunning- ham, R-Neb., to Ihree Nebraska vacancies at Ihe Merchant Marine Academy. They will compete with nomi- nees by other Nebraska con- gressmen for the appoinlmeints. Tests will be adminislerd by Ihe Maritime Administration and Ihe Ihree highest will be enrolled at the academy this summer. Nominees are: Ronald K. Hosteller, Murray; James L. Grolcau, Murdock; Leland S. Myers Jr., Plallsmoulh; and David C. Cunningham, Richard Harlquisl, Mozelte D. Ed- wards, Leonard li. -Nagorski. Robert L. Schetl, and Michael J. Sacridcr, alt of Omaha. Administrative Women, Nebraska Slate Schoolboards Association, Nebraska Public Health Association, Nebraska County Super intendents' Association, Nebraska State Audio-Visual Association, American Association of School Adminislrafors, Pi Gamma Mu, Delia Kappa Gamma, Phi Delia Gamma, Hebekahs and Women's Society of Christian Service. She was listed in the 1970-71 edition of Who's Who o f American Women and calls photography and rocks and minerals collecting her hobbies. Torczon is a 1949 graduate of NU. an ex-teacher and member of St. Anthony of Columbus and Holy Name Sociely. He is a past president and member of the Platle County Agricultural Society and managed the county fair for 10 years. A member of the State Board of Agriculture, he is presently serving on its governing board. In addition, he holds the presidency of the Columbus School Board and the Plaflc College Board o f Education. Other memberships include the advisory board of II aslings Vocational-Technical School and lhc Elks. Harms is a Hooper native who received his bachelor's degree from Wayne Stale College in 1956. Coming lo Columbus in 1903, he taught physical education and in 1905 was made coordinator of physical education kindergarten through (he 12lb grade. lie has worked a number of summers for the city handling ils summer playground program and has had an article on Ihe elementary P.K. program in Columbus published in a physical education magazine of national circulation. A member of N'SEA and CEA, he enjoys gardening, fishing, bunting and sports, is married and the father of two daughters. Unable to be present. Dr. .lames llerfkens accepted the award for him. Partly cloudy Wednesday 50 at T p.m. 26 low this morning 44 high Monday 44 high year ago 22 low year ago By United Press International Cooler weather moved into much of Nebraska Monday night and temperatures were, not expected to climb as high today as during (he pasl several davs. winds of 15 lo 20 miles an hour boosted ihc colder temperatures across Ihe e.ast and cenlral areas. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and lows tonighl in the leens north and central and in the low 20s southwest. Highs Wednesday will range from Ihe low 30s "northeast lo the 40s southwest. Springlike weather was I bo rule al many Nebraska points Monday when Ihe mercury rose to the low 60s in some western cities, topped by Chadron's G4. Overnight lows were quite mild, ranging from !H al Alliance lo 32 at Norfolk. NEBRASKA: Partly cloudy and colder tonight and Wednes- day. Lows tonight teens north and central lo lower 20s soiilh- easl. Highs Wednesday lower 30s northeast lo 40s .southwest. e fop selling animal ai Ciarkson A Hampshire was lhc lop .selling animal at the Farmland Industries Swinn Tesling Station boar sale at Ciarkson. Owned by John Volk Sons of Battle Creek, the boar sold for lo Mel Wosloupal of Also Hampshires were Iho second and Ibird high selling hoars owned by Waller DcBcwer Son oi Schuyler. These sold for S410 each lo Wostoupal and Virgil Lingenfeller of Plainvicw. Fifty animals were sold for an average price of to buyers, including D. Gale of Brigham City. Utah. Ciarkson Commercial Club members served lunch lo lhc capacity crowd. Scotland Yard charges brothers with murder in death of wife of newspaper executive fire Report Calls to date To data last without call .13 ........17 ____3 LONDON (UPI) Scotland Yard tonight charged two brothers wilh the murder oE Mrs. Alex McKay, wife of a newspaper executive who has been missing for more Iban six weeks. Police said lhc men, identi- fied as Arthur lloscin, S3, and Nizamode'ii Hoscin, 21, also were charged with attempling lo obtain million-in ransom for the return of Mrs. McKay. They were scheduled to appear in Wimbledon Court Wednesday. The two men resided at Rook's Farm near Stocking Pelham where a force of more Iban 100 police have been searching for the past I wo days. The village is 35 miles north of Ixindon. There was no immediate word on whether police had found lhc body of Muriel McKay. Mrs. McKay's husband is acting director ot the Sunday newspaper News of Ihe World. The 55-year-old woman disap- peared from her plush home at Wimbledon six weeks and two days ago. Her disappearance louched off one of the largest investigations in British crimin- al history. i ;