Columbus Telegram, August 16, 1973

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August 16, 1973

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Columbus Telegram, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1973, Columbus, Nebraska "If wo do not txjllovo that en- duriny principles can ln> tils, covered, (bore Is IMllo need tor education." B. Carson NUMBUR 193 NINEtY-r'OURTH YEAR THE Member Associated Press TELEGRAM WEATHER OUTLOOK Generally fair through Fri- day. Lows Thursday night low and mid 40s. Highs Friday In the lower 94s. Winds 5-10 miles per hour Thursday night. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1973 14 Pafles Today Sundays Niw Year'i Guy, Mcnwrlal Day, ,rt eiiKl Laber Day, Tharhiglvlng and chrlirmai Diyi. EUC SinglO Copy 1974 wheat allotment set at 55 million acres WASHINGTON Scc- rclnry of Agriculture Karl L. Buiz announced, today a 1974 wheat allotment of 05 million acres for harvest. Ho said this would produce enough wheat lo meet export and domestic demands a year from now. Officials expect farmers will be encouraged by the currently record high prices lo exceed the 197-1 reaching CO million or more harvested acres. The allotment is a basis for government, payments and not a curb. The allotment, designed un- der the new Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act which lakes effect in 1974, would pro- vide a wheat crop of 1.78 billion bushels, a spokesman said. That is about what the Agricul- ture Department said will be the expected demand for all wheat, including exports, in the 1974-75 season. This year's crop, although a record nearly 1.72 billion bush- els, is being dreined rapidly by exports for 1973-74. Those al- ready total more than one bil- lion bushels, according to re- ports filed by tlw exporters. The allotment is the acreage wheat farmers will be guaran- teed government payments if freemarket prices, fall below a target set up in lire new law. The 1974 target will be ?2.05 per bushel. Market prices currently are much higher, nearly a bushel in some areas for deliv- ery in September. Under the new law, if wheat market prices average below the target during -the five months of July through Novem- ber 1D74 the government will makeup the difference between what farmers get and the tar- get price. Glen A. Weir, 'associate ad- ministrator of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, said the 55 million acres in the 197-1 allotment should be considered only as a "payirtg'Uase" and that farmers' are free to plant ns much as they choose. "If past experience is an in- dicator, we might get GO million harvested acres, possibly Weir told a reporter. "It could bo less, but (he in- centive is there." If CO million acres are har- vested next year, it could mean ii crop of 1.85 billion bushels for use in the 1974-75 season. That would mean some addition to the, nation's "carryover" or re- serve stockpile by.miil-1975. A harvested acreage of at least 55 million acres would compare with 53.7 million esli- maled this year. Weir said UK 1974 yield was projected at about. 32.5 bushels per acre, compared with an estimate of 32.0 for this year. A 55-million acre crop har- vested would be the most since farmers reaped 55.3 million in 19GB. A crop of 69 million har- vested acres would be the most since 1953 when the crop was taken from 67.8 million. The new law, signed by Pres- ident Nixon last week, also pro- vides for a price support loan rale beginning next ycor of per bushel, up from the in effect for 1973 wheat. Farmers will be eligible for a price support loan on all the wheat they grow next year, not just Ihcir share of the national allotment which is used to de- termine target price subsidies. Officials said they announced the 1974 wheat program now so that producers of winter wheat, planted in the fall for harvest the following summer, can plan accordingly. Winter wheat planting nor- mally begins about now in the Southern Plains and constitutes the largest kind of bread grain produced in the United Stales. As announced recently, the department said again there will be no "set-aside" or acre- age-idling allowed under tlx; 1974 wheat program. The set-aside rules were re- laxed for the 1973 wheat crop in hopes of boosting production, -but about 7.2 million" acres were kept out of production this year. Nonce County Selective Service records to be administered here With the cessation of inductions, Selective Service as required by law goes into a slandby, slalus. As a result of this change in responsibilities of Ihe agency and its draft boards, Ihe Nance County records, will be administered in t h e Columbus area office. The Columbus office will now be administering the records of Platte, Colfax. Tioone, Polk, Butler and Nance Counties. The local board members of Nance County will continue lo function, and have complete responsibility for the classification of Nance residents as in the past. In the standby operation of Selective Service, young men reaching 18 years qf age are still required to register. They have GO days in which lo do this, wilh the period starting SO days before the 18lh birthday. When the young man reaches 10 he will he assigned a lottery number, the lottery to be held early in the calendar year. The year in which he readies his 201h birthday will be the year he "stands ready" for possible induclion. Slate Director of Selective LService Edward C. Binder notes that a small number of registrants with the lowest lottery numbers assigned during the year in which-tiiey turn 19 will be classified, in order lhat Ihe defense posture of- the United States will have (his necessary back-up capability should it ever he required. Congressional action would be required, gf course, before these men would be subject I o induclion. To assist young men of Nance County wilh I'neir registration responsibility, Ihe following arc available as registrars: Veterans Service Officer Dayle L. Rumsey, Fullerton: Marvin McAfee, Court House, Fullerlon; Kenneth R. Reiser, Genoa. The full-lime area office is maintained al 2413 23rd Street, Columbus. TWO INJURED-Bradlay D. Whltofoot, 4710 Vatloy Viow Drive, and a Scolf L. Klrsllno, 38W Adamy Street, taken to Community Hospital Wocfnotday afternoon and treated for bumps and bruises following an accident at '8lh Street and 38th Avenue. Tlio motorcycle tlioy wtro rldlnrj collided with a car driven by George E, Ptcilor of rural Lindsay. Oamago Included S300 to the motorcycle and lo Ilia car. Pfelfcr unhurt. A non-iniury accident early lids morning Involvod driver D.inny L. Heft, 3723 17lli Street, and ilnmatjc lo a highway sign nt list Street antf 33nf Avtnut. 114 II til e WASHINGTON (AP) After declaring that the Watergate scandal should be turned over to the courts, President Nixon Two will share bingo prize fl, CIll LAST MINUTE WORK Connie president of Columbus Area Artists, works on paintings she will exhibit along with 50 other club members and area non-member artists at the third annual Art Show and Sale this weekend at Frankfort Square. Exhibits will be up from a.m. to p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5' p.m. Sunday. Work exhibited and for sale along 400 feet of snowfcnce will include batik, oil, water color, acrylic, carving, drawings, and stain glass. area artists are welcome lo participate. City Council okays option on 30 acres for parkland Columbus City Council took an option on about 30 acres of land in northwest Columbus during their Wednesday night meeting, planning lo pay a total of about for the parcel. The land, owned by Eugene and Freida Tredway and W. E. and Maxine Callihan, is legally described as the west three quarters of northeast quarter of southwest quarter of- section 13, township 17 noVth, range 1 wcsl, less the road. It is on north side of'271 h Street. Total sale price is subject to a survey to determine the exact acreage, each acre lo cost 'The 'opt i-o ir, purchased at a cost of is good until 10 a.m. Sept. 14. Purchase of the land, if it takes place, is part of Ihc City's park expansion program. Also, officials are considering plans lo establish a norlhside fire station, waterworks facilities, and perhaps, a swimming pool or other recreation. Mayor Fred Gerber told coun'cilmen at wind-up of the short meeting, over at about 10 p.m., lhat lie was to meet al noon today wilh representatives That 100-acre offer said to be only 60 Mayor Fred Gerber has asked Ihe Columbus Telegram I o "correct" (lie impression lhat the City was offered 100 acres of land near the cily limits for The actual offering was CO acres, he said. The Telegram's information came directly from l-h e agreement offer, signed by the present owners. It does mention CO acres but sets the legal description as "east GO acres of the north half of northwest quarter of section 13, township 17 north, range 1 west, and the north half of soulh half of northwest quarter" of the same section. City Attorney Jerry Norris says the agreement intended to offer GO acres although Ihc clcsciplion actually look in "120 acres." Anyway, the offer was Inblccl so let's forget it. of Allied Mills who are planning a plant near Columbus. They are discussing over million in industrial development bonds, Gerber .said, to- finance the plant's construction. Other business: Jaycces will block some streets near the Armory Aiig. during a donkey baseball game: Department of roads completed a survey of Iraffie on west 23rd Street and doesn't recommend a pedestrian crossing lighting, system at lhat site now, referred lo streets and grades committee; American legion Club wants its'own' expense, diagonal parking; Thomas Bernstein received permission lo install sidewalks that'would line up with existing ones, rather than as required by ordinance; Loup Power District received permission lo pave part of Ihe alley in the block their new headquarters will occupy; there was discussion on making Ihe alley one-way, and that will be studied b y committee; Hearings were set 8 p.m. Sept. 5 on dance licenses for the Brown Derby and Holiday'Inn; A number of new sidewalks were ordered or requested; Okay was given a new chlorinator at the ad 'pumpingrstatI6n.'' Approvals were given Ihe Hillside Estates and N C. Rogers subdivisions. Fair skies forecast Two Columbus'residents will share in Bingo Bucks as winners of last week's Newspaper Bingo competilion. They are Mrs. Waller Miller, Columbus, who picked up her lucky card at Gibson's Discount Center, and Sylvester Bernt, whose winning card came from Person's Sport Shop. Bingo Bucks spend like money at some 40 participating business firms. Cards for taking part in the game are available without charge froin these and are filled out by matching the numbers on the Bingo Bugs which appear in Telegram advertisements. Next week is the 13lh and final week of the games, and all colors of cards will be played. Lebanese airliner is hijacked TEL AVIV (AP) A Leba- nese Boeing 707 airliner with 120 persons aboard was hi- jacked en route from Libya lo Lebanon today and janded at Lod Airport in Tel Aviv. The number of the hijackers, their nationality and their in- tentions were not clear. Israeli officials said 30 persons were let off (he plane and that others disembarked after Israeli troops stormed aboard the -Middle East Airlines jetliner. An Israeli military spokes- man said the plans was hi- jacked by at least one man armed with two pistols and that one person was wounded by gunfire. turned today to his plans lo move forward on pressing do- mestic and foreign issues. The While Mouse, reporting an initial overwhelmingly fa- vorable respcrjse lo the Presi- dent's broadcast arldress Wednesday night, said lie will begin speaking out on issues of national interest on Monday when he appears at the Veter- ans of foreign Wars national convcnlion in New Orleans. From New Orleans, he will fly on to his San Clemente, Ca- lif., estate, where he will hold a news conference prior to first in five months. In the Wednesday night speech and an accompanying statement, Nixon again pro- claimed that he was not in- volved in the scandal, and said: "The time has come lo turn Watergate over lo the courts where the questions of guilt or innocence belong. The time has come for the rest of us to get on with llxs urgent business of the nation." Deputy press secretary Ger- ald L. Warren said Nixon today "appeared to he determined to get on with the pending busi- ness" of the country and "that's what he is doing." Warren singled out the econo- my, foreign policy, legislative proposals and the energy crisis as "vilal issues the President feels should be addressed." Warren turned aside most questions seeking answers to Watergate questions which Nix- on left unanswered in his tele- vision address. Asked whether Nixon would respond to specific Watergate questions at his news confer- ence, Warren said "it is time- honored that you can ask any question you want and the President will respond." Tim presidenlial spokesman said telephone calls received by the Write House since the ad- dress were running 5 lo 1 or G lo 1 "in support of Ihe Presi- dent's views." Warren bristled at one point when a newsman, noting con- flicts remain between the-Pres- ident's version of Watergate events and testimony before the Senate committee, asked if Nix- on would be willing to take a lie deleclor lesl. "I resent the implication in your question and I won't re- Warren said. Highlights of Nixon's speech WASHINGTON (AP) Here, al a glance, are highlights of President Nixon's speech and prepared statement Wednesday night on the Watergate affair: PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND INVOLVEMENT-Kepeal- ed that he had no prior knowl- edge of Watergate break-in and was not aware of any cover-up. THE INVESTIGATION Or- dered thorough and aggressive investigation; repeated reports said no persons other than sev- en subsequently indicted were involved; didn't learn until March 21 others were Involved and that there had been a cov- er-up. ELLSBERG 13HEAK IN- Said he first learned of Ihe break-in March 17, rather than March 21 as he said previously. EXECUTIVE Did not authorize for Watergate defendants. PRESIDENTIAL TAPES- Confidcnliality is essential, will continue lo oppose releasing White House tapes. POLITICAL ABUSES-De- plored illegal acts committed in 1972 compaign, pledged lo en- sure lhat such abuses are nol repealed. THE FUTUTiK-Called for turning Ihe questions of guilt or innocence in Watergate over lo the courls; asked, for help in carrying out the goals of Iris administration. 82 at 1 p.m. 64 tow this morning 85 high Wednesday 93 high year ago 70 low year ago Sunrise Friday Sunset Friday category again Friday after- noon. Valentine reported Ihe appar- ent stale low early Thursday of 55 degrees. Chadron and Valen- linc shared (lie stale high Wednesday of 93 degrees. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Typical August wealher- -warm days and cool niglits- -can be expected in Nebraska through Ihe stall of (he week- end al least. The National Weather Service called for generally fair skies 111 rough Friday with Icnipera- lurcs at their low mark ranging from the upper 50s extreme west to the iniH 60s east. Highs should reach the mid Ms. Forecasters continued a range-land fire danger state- ment into Friday along wilh a livestock safety statement. Temperatures in the 90s, combined with humidities aver- aging 40 per cent and winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour, will re- sult in a very high category of the fire index, except for por- tions of eastern and central Ne- braska which received lial rains Tuesday night. The same conditions apply In livcslock-mostly in confined areas. Weathermen said the in- dex would reach Ihe danger Jack Holmquist heads Task Force on Housing A new Task Force on Housing lind its organizational meeting this morning, and set plans for a survey of community housing needs. The group selected Jack Ilolmquist as chairman and decided lo mcel each Thursday at in the Happy Chef. A representative of Ihe Department of [economic Development will be invited to next week's meeting to help plan the survey. Dick Wcerls, president of the board of rclators, said lie will survey the local real estate people to see what housing is available for .sale or rent now. Anyone with i d c a s or suggestions for Ihc task force is invited lo write or call Ihc Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce otficc. McCarthy to speak to CU students OMAHA, Neb. McCarthy, a former U. S. sena- tor and presidenlial candidate, will speak lo Creighlon Univer- sity students next Thursday during Welcome Week. His speech is scheduled for 8 p.m. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 27, except for dentistry students, who begin nexl Tuesday. Index Markets .....................Page 2 Horoscope ...............-Page 1 Home News .........-Page 4 Women's News ..........Page 5 Entertainment ...........Page 8 Comics ...................Page 9 ...............Pages 10, II Classified ........Pages 12, 13 Record New accidents reported _ 2 Total to date ...........709 Last year ...............569 Injuries _ ...106 Fire calls lo date 68 Last year ............63 Days without call 5 Ambulance calls .....3B5 Last year 397 Former Milford mentor signed as Columbus basketball coach The Columbus High School basketball coach will be Dennis A. Bargen, who has signed a contract to coach and teach for fbc 1973-74 school year. He has been at Milford High Ihe past five years, accumulating a 03-17 won-losl record. His teams were in the state class C tournament in 1970 and again in 1973, and won four Alias Conference and three district championships. Supt. Fred liellum said, "We arc proud to have Mr.'Bargen on our staff and know that he will continue Ihe fine basketball program lhat has been a part of this scliool and will be an asset to our students, school and community." Bargen replaces Jack Johnson who recently resigned. Bargen, 30, received h i s bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Nebraska al Ijncoln. He is married lo the former Jo Lynn Kruegcr of Sidney and they 'have two sons, Jeff. 2, and Ryan, four weeks. They plan to move to Columbus in Ihe next week. Tiie coach is a graduate of Hardy High School. He also has DENNIS A. BARGEN been employed iit .St. Patrick's High School. Sidney, as iiead basketball, head track and assistant football roach, athletic director, p h y s i c a 1 education director, assistant principal, and teacher of biology and physiology. President's talk draws widely divergent reactions By JEFFREY D. ALDERMAN Associated Press Writer It was quiet in the large liouse at the Knox dairy farm in Wcare, N.H. The President was on television talking about Watergate. H. 1-cslie Knox, 53, watched I lie color set in (lie corner of Hie living room from the couch, gelling up once to get a can of beer. His wife Barbara, 51, sal in a nearby chair cnunlly silent. Their daughter Jean, fell asleep in her mother's lap to- ward Ihc end of the speech. Their son Paul, 22, and his fiancee Martha Griswold, ID, who lives on a small farm in the town, were there. Paul sal next to his dad; Martha in a chair noxl lo Mrs. Knox. The hired hand, Frank Flis, 18, was (here, and Dick Smith, 55, a neighbor from nearby Conloocook wandered in later. As Iho Kmwcs gathered around Ihc set- In New Hamp- shire, among oilier Americans tuned In were those in a bar in Stcclton, Pa., in an expensive home in San Francisco mid :i middle class house- outside Chi- cago. A congressional aide watched in Washington.' Sonic Salt Lake Cily businessmen viewed the address from a pri- vate club. "I think al first I was prob- ably sympathetic lo Nixon." said [.cslie, a burly man who was born in Montreal. "I think there are very few people who could be hung out on a rlqlhi-s- line like thai and he questioned about every little thing. "I'm wondering how anyone would do. I'm sure 1 wouldn't do very wcH'myscir. "There's a lol of things thai KO on Ihis farm thai .1 don't know continued Ixislic, who says lie and his wife are Republicans who voted for Nix- on in 1972, Across the country, in tlic ex- pensive Presidio Heights sec- lion of San Francisco, lawyer William K. Cohtcnlz, 50, watched the speech in his I h r e c-slory, brown shingle home. "I thought it would IK a fine- ly calibrated combination of pre-emptive omission and pro- tective apology nnd Ihal's cx- aclly what it said Coh- Irnlz, a libcrtl Democrat who donated money lo the McCiOvcrn campaign. "It was a wcll-ordicslralert speech. Lis- tening to it. 1 think I have be- come more of u cynic than ever bt'Uiro." a incmlior of the t'liivorsity uf California board of regents who opposed con- servative Republican (lov. lion- iild Reagan nn a nnmlxr of is- surs, ualchc-t! Iho program with his [.innly anil Mimu friends. "Gad, lie looks like a cada- Jean his wife, said of Hie President. In the luxurious Dora) llcndi Hold in Miami Beach, Fla., Zack Smith, (here (or an insur- ance convention, said before Nixon spoke: "You've got to trust your President like you believe in God." After watching Ihe speech in his carpeted hotel room, Smith, 27, a bachelor from Asheville, N.C., said in his slow southern drawl: "I be- lieve 'em. I know lie's a damn politician, but I believe him. I got lo." In another chamlclicrcd room in Ilin Dornl, site of the Re- publican National Convention Headquarters in 1972, Joan and Dick Tanncnbaum, both 27 and in Miami Beach for a vacation, watched the same speech. "He'd kill his own mother for a postage groaned Joan as Nixon reiterated his rc- fuxil release the Watergate tapes. "If he's innocent, lie d d c s n I have to make sjKcchcs." Contractor Hubert Smith watched from the Slcclworkers liar, a tavern a half a block from the Bethlehem sled plant in Slcclton, !'a. "Tins mnn is cilher respon- sible or irresponsible." said Smith, 50, a Democrat who did not vote for Nixon. "They're not my words, I read them somewhere. But that sums it up." The owner of the bar, Peter Colello, 62, was moro economy- minded. "I voted for the guy hut never Coldlo, a Republican councilman, said. "I was paying a pound (or rapaccoli (Italian lunch Now I'm paying He's too damned busy trying to alibi himself to rln the country any good." Al and Eileen Massura lounged in the paneled family room of their four-bed- room, split-level home in Oak Lawn, a suburb of Chicago. "He spoke in generalizations as he usually said Ki- leen Massura, -13. "lie failed to explain himself on .specific questions." Her husband Al. -17, retorted: "What does he have to ex- Massura is a masonry con- tractor in business for himself. His wife has an M.S. in psy- chiatric nursing. "I'm sure he (Nixon) couldn't have known everything that was going lie said. "This man as president has lo over- see very many things, It's not just a matter o[ watching over what John Dean is doing today or what John Ehrnclunan might he doing." His wife countered: "Ho is so aloof. Here is this little (Ireek god. but inslcad of silling on ML Olympus, lie Is sitting at Camp At the University Club, a pri- vate club wliero you can bring ynur liquor in predominantly Mormon Salt Lake Cily, a bunch assembled in the bar. House nilcs. "Kxcellenf, said- David K. Quinney, 51. former executive nf a general construction firm. "He laid the fads out and didn't try to whitewash liimsdl. I've always thought Nixon was a guild .speaker." In Wnsliinglun. DC.. Waring Partridge. 27, an aide for a llc- piihlican and ;i former in Vermont for the Committee for Iliu Itt'-eln1- lion nf the Prtsidtvit, watcher! Ihe speech, his head in hands, rlbows on lil.s knees. "II liad nothing uf. sub- said the Yale gradu- ate, "f had the feeling thai three-quarters of what he had given us is a hitler pill nnd he's saying 'swallow it, we have Ihreo more years.' FOR "FAST ACTION" TELEGRAM WANT ADS DIAL 564-2741 ;