Nevada Evening Gazette, March 12, 1973

Nevada Evening Gazette

March 12, 1973

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Nevada Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1973, Reno, Nevada ;C EVENING GAZETTE NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR, No. 299 MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1973 PHONE (702) 323-3161 15 GENTS List: Nevada meat study appalling' CARSON CITY (AP) Atty. Gen. Robert List told the Sen- ate Finance Committee today that the results of a study con- cerning fat content and pricing of ground beef "were appall- ing" and that labeling practices for other cuts of beef make comparative shopping "all but impossible." List unveiled results of a study into 26 stores throughout the state performed by the Meat Inspection Division of the Nevada Department of Health. The tests on hamburger meat dealt with relative fat content in three classes of ground beef Auto workers want Gray vote withheld WASHINGTON (AP) The United Auto Workers asked the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday to withhold its vote on approval of L. Patrick Gray III as FBI director until all the facts are in on the bugging of Democratic Headquarters in the Watergate complex last year. Stephen I. Schlossberg, the union's general counsel, also raised a number of questions on Gray's past performance in government office, including a speech he gave last March when he was assistant Attorney General in charge of the civil division. During the March 24 speech before the Wage Price Control Workshop, Gray criticized four members of organized labor for walking off the federal Pay Board. Schlossberg said Gray erro- neously presented the UAW's position in assailing top labor leaders for their stand on the Nixon administration's econom- ic control program. "Mr. Gray's remarks were nothing more than the in- accurate and venemous attack of a routine political hatchet said Schlossberg. "I wonder if so partisan a person is the proper man to head the Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion." The labor representative said Gray, has testified before the committee that in dealing with the White House in the Water- gate investigation "he has as- sumed a presumption of regu- larity." "I says Schloss- faerg, "in his dealings with or- ganized labor whether he will be assuming a presumption of irregularity." OPEN HEARINGS Schlossberg also said the Sen- ate has established a select committee to investigate the Watergate affair and asked that the hearings on Gray's nomination be kept open till the inquiry is completed. He also said he wondered whether FBI crime statistics were furnished to the White House for political use and whether Gray should have made speeches around the country during the last political campaign. with price ranges of 73 to 89 cents a pound, 89 cents to a pound, and to a pound. "The results of this series of tests were List said. "At 10 of the 26 locations. the higher priced product contained either the same amount or a greater amount of fat than the lesser priced prod- uct." At one location, List noted, the meat selling for a pound contained the-same per- centage of fat (17 per cent) as meat selling for a pound. The attorney general added that another store sold meat at 83 cents a pound and at a pound with the same fat con- tent-r33 per cent, which is above the federal allowable limit of 30 per cent fat content for ground beef. For one product labeled "not to exceed 15 per cent List said the product contained 22 per cent fat. The study was performed from Jan. 23 through Feb. 16 of this year. And List noted that a national consumer publication says that the total consumption of hamburger products in the country is 11.3 billion pounds per year. Other cuts of meat, List said, are advertised with some "212 variations in the names listed for steaks and 151 variations in the names listed for roasts. This proliferation of names is all the more stupifying when one considers that the variety of names evolved from fresh beef items obtained from eight primary cuts of beef." List said the "multiple label- ing designations for beef has made it all but impossible for the average consumer to en- gage in comparison Chop- ping. List recommended that the committee support the Meat Inspection Division "with the explicit under- standing that it undertake to exercise its power to. correct these inequities." Grand jury meets n n FBI man shot WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) Hopes for a permanent settlement of the dispute that led to an Indian takeover of this .village were uncertain today as a grand jury convened in Sioux Falls to investigate the circumstances. An FBI agent was shot Sun- day and Indians declared that no federal officials would be allowed to enter Wounded Knee, dampening hopes "of peace that arose when the fed- eral government pulled down roadblocks set up after about 200 Indian militants took over this historic .village Feb. 27. Interior Department officials declined comment this morn- win After 20 years John T. Downey, an American spy freed from a Chinese prison after more than 20 years, gave the thumbs up sign and told newsmen he was "okay" following his arrival at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines today. (UPI Photo) CIA operative Last Korean War prisoner hair battle By LEE ABLER Gazette-Journal Legislative Bureau Barbers and. beauticians" the Hatfields. and McCoys hair industry, had it out fig- uratively speaking today be- fore the Assembly Health and Welfare Committee> The long and short of it is the recommended overwhelmingly that only li- censed barbers be permitted to cut men's hair. State law currently permits cosmetologists (beauticians) to CLARK AIR BASE, 'Philip- the last American prisoner of the Korean War, was freed from China today and flew home {to see his seriously ill mother in Connecticut. Peking let the CIA operative go after an appeal from Presi- dent Nixon that he be allowed to join his 75-year-old mother, Mary Downey of New Britain. His release had, been expected as a result of the visits to Pe- king by Nixon, and Henry A. Vietnam delivers new prisoner SAIGON (AP) North Viet- nam today delivered a list of 107 American prisoners it will release in Hanoi on Wednes- day; meanwhile, the United States again suspended the withdrawal of American troops to insure the Communists re- lease all 286 Americans they still hold. (See list on Page 2.) The Viet Cong promised a list on Tuesday of approximately 30 prisoners of war captured in South Vietnam who will be re- leased in Hanoi on Thursday. The U.S. delegation radioed the list from the North Vietna- Weather Reno, Sierra-Tahoe: Some cloudiness and windy through Tuesday. Little temperature change. Weather table on Page 7. mese to Washington for notifi- cation of the prisoners' fami- lies. The list was to be made public by the Defense Depart- ment later today. In Washington the Defense Department confirmed the list had been received and that it included the names of 107 mili- tary prisoners and one civilian prisoner. Bui Tin, the chief North. Vietnamese spokesman in Sai- gon, said' all those to be re- leased on Wednesday were air- men shot down in late 1967 and 1968. He said they included Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain HI, son of the former commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific. Those to be released on Thursday are expected to in- clude Maj. Floyd Thompson, the POW who has been held longest, and Philip Manhard, the highest-ranking civilian POW. Kissinger but hot until later this .year. The -other Americans known to be held in China, Air Force Maj. Philip E. Smith and Lt. Cmdr. Robert J. Flynn, are scheduled to be freed on Thursday. Downey told ;Red Cross representatives that he was in the same cell block with them and both ap- peared to be in "excellent spir- its and health." SHOT DOWN i Both Smith and, Flynn-were shot down on missions -in nam when.-they strayed over China. Downey, who has spent nearly 21 of his 42 years in Chinese prisons, looked pale but smiled continuously when he arrived at Clark Air Base from Hong Kong. He told news- men he was "fine." At Clark he found his brother William, a New York attorney, who arived several hours ear- lier. "I just want to say how grateful I am for being re- Downey told newsmen. "And I appreciate the Chinese government letting me go at this time, and President Nixon for his efforts on my behalf, and Dr. Kissinger. I'm very pleased to be out; and at the same time, I'm very anxious to get home and see my mother." OUT FINE William Downey said a doc- tor had examined his brother on the .flight from Hong Kong and "he checks out fine on a preliminary examination. He certainly feels and looks good." The two brothers took off in a special C141 medical evac- uation transport at a.m. (EST) for Elmendorf Air Base in Alaska. From there, they were to fly to either Hartford, Conn., or Westover Ah- Base in Massachusetts. agree to float U.S. dollar BRUSSELS (AP) Six of the Common -Market nations agreed early today to a joint, partial float against the dollar, maintaining a schedule of ex- among-each other but ending ?obligatory purchases of the dollar, to support it. The other three member na- Ireland and Italy already floating their currencies against all. oth- ers. They" said they would Join the joint float as soon as eco- nomic conditions permitted them to peg their currencies against the other Common Mar- ket monies. West Germany also agreed to revalue the mark upward three per cent. There was speculation that the Japanese yen, the oth- er strong currency, also would be revalued somewhat. The decision by West Germa- ny, France, Belgium, the Neth- erlands, Luxembourg and Den- mark was easing the latest monetary crisis that closed for- eign currency exchanges 10 days ago. A communique after a meet- ing of finance ministers from the nine Common Market na- tions said the float would go into effect March 19, when the exchange markets reopen. Four other nations with strong Sweden, Norway and reportedly were considering joining the float even though they are not members of the Common Market. Two-term official will spend more time in business Reno Councilman York will not seek re-election do so if it is not the primary aspect of their business. Barbers, including those from, the Reno and Sparks area, ar- gued only they had the neces- sary specialized training. KEEP CUSTOMERS "We're outnumbered. I'm here to keep the bartering pro- fession said Bill Secrest, of Las Vegas. "All I want is to keep my male customers. I want to take nothing away from beauticians, but they want to take something away from us." Beauticians, who outnumber barbers in Nevada by approxi- mately to .650, argued a "uni-sex" position that they and .it should be the customer's choice as to where he goes. even whether he wants his hair cut with a: ;piece of broken glass." STYLE PROBLEM They said barbers are losing customers because they are not attuned to today's long hair styles. "Since 1933, the barbers have been trying, to take us under their countered Bernice Randall, a member of the State Board of Cosmetology. "You would be forcing men into a barber shop to have their beautiful long hair styled. we're not trying to prohibit a woman from going into a barber she added. FINE LINE "You are now being asked to draw a fine line between male and female. The pendulum is not now swinging that way." testified "Tex" Covington, of Sparks, retired, who said he was not a member of either occupation. The pendulum may not be, but the committee apparently was with all but two mem- bers voting to amend AB 287 to make it "unlawful for any licensed cosmetological estab- lishment to engage in the busi- ness of cutting men's hair." The committee also approved a joint resolution (ACR 6) which would put the Legislature on record as favoring continued separation of the two fields. "We felt it's in the best inter- est of the said Assem- blyman Richard McNeel, R-Las Vegas, after the vote. "A per- son who has his hair' styled at a barber shop is receiving that service from a person best qualified to do it." By MARGARET ALLENDER Councilman Ernie York an- nounced this morning he will not seek re-election for his at- large post. York, 71, first won election in 1965. He served two consecu- tive terms for a total of eight years as a councilman. "This June will be the com- pletion of my eighth year and I've enjoyed working with the other city York said. "But, as the position of city councilman is becoming more demanding, I've decided not to seek re-election for time to spend on my own business." STORE OWNER York is the owner of the Mt. Rose Sporting Goods store, with offices both downtown and in the Park Lane Centre. In previous elections York had described himself as "a conser- vative who wants good govern- During his years on the coun- cil, York maintained his conser- vative stance. He went on rec- ord for his frequent opposition to increasing taxes. He also op- posed federal aid for Project: RENOvation if it were to mean urban renewal. Also during his term of office he opposed long-term leases in- volving the city, unnecessary travel by municipal employes to conventions and meetings, new sign controls and also was one of two city councilmen vot- ing against the use of the half- cent sales tax in Reno during his first term of office. LARGE MARGIN York said he was urged -to seek election in 1965 by other interested persons. It was the first time he had made an at- tempt at public office. He was re-elected in 1969 by a large margin. He has served on several com- mittees during his years as a councilman. He was a member of the Finance, Parks and Rec- reation, and Licensing commit- tees. He also was appointed and served two years on the County Fair and Recreation Board as a liaison member from the City of Reno. He also served on the board of directors of the Nevada Municipal Associa- tion. "I have enjoyed working with Mr. Latimore (city manager) and the personnel and all the employes at city hs said. "They have always been very cooperative with me." He said he would retain an interest city hall affairs but felt pressing affairs of business precluded him from retaining his office. He did offer help to the city council if they should need it. "I will always be willing to serve if they should desire any he said. ing, and there was no in- dication that talks were sched- uled with Indian leaders. TWO DAYS U.S. Attorney William Clay. ton estimated that the grand jury investigation would last it least two days. He said 73 per-. sons had been arrested in con- nection with the takeover. The Sunday gunplay came less than 24 hours after federal forces pulled down their road- blocks and withdrew from a perimeter a few miles from the center of the village. The shooting involved a smail truck the Indians, smeared with mud and dubbed their Several FBI vehicles maintain- ing surveillance on roads into the village saw the truck about five miles west of Wounded Knee, officials said. The FBI agents, who said they believed the vehicle was stolen, pursued the van, and there was an exchange of gun- fire. Agent Curtis Fitzgerald of Chicago was struck in the right arm and was evacuated by helicopter. BULLETHOLES The car in which Fitzgerald was riding had six bullet holes in the one :on the passenger side and five on the driver's side, the latter appar- ently made by another agent firing from inside 'the- car. Indians said5 bullets; .smashed the rear windows pf Vine vyanr and flying glass cut an Indian's "The FBI is trying to pro- voke the said Dennis Banks, a leader of the Ameri-: can Indian Movement, which led the takeover. Each side said the other fired first. It appeared briefly that the- incident would detonate the ex- plosive situation thai has exist- ed since the takeover In- dians, many of them armed. facing off against; 300 lawmen armed with high-poV- ered rifles and automatic weap- ons. .Indian reinforcements have slipped, into the village since the takeover. FBI agents donned flak, jack- ets and used binoculars to sur- vey each vehicle that ap- proached their checkpoints, which were set up Sunday sev- eral miles from here. The crisis dissolved after the Justice Department in. Wash- ington said the shooting would not create an armed con- frontation. Atty. Gen. Richard Kleindienst said agents would (Turn to page 2, col. 1) Index ERNIE YORK (Gazette Photo) 2 Sections 24 Pages SECTION ONE Amusements-................. 8 Deaths 7 Editorials..........___...... 4 Family living............ 10-11 Markets 7 Sylvia Porter 3 The Doctor 6 Weather table.............. 7 SECTION TWO Am Landers 24 Classified..................18-23 Comics 24 Crossword puzzle........... 21 Earl Wilson................ 24 Local, regional news ........13 Public notices.............. 18 Sports Television log 24 Win at Bridge ....-.-T...'..... 24 RENO EVENING GAZETTE A Speidel Newspaper; "member of Associated Press. Second Claw Postage paid at Reno, Nevada. 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