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   Fond Du Lac Reporter (Newspaper) - August 26, 1974, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin                               Women demonstrating on their 'Equality Day' (ty MM Associated Women zeroed in today on is- sues ranging from abortion to job discrimination as they cete- In Philadelphia, feminists prepared a picket line at the lo- cal office of the U.S. Depart- ment of Labor to protest the brated "Women's Equality (agency's Manpower Adminis- Day" and the 54th anniversary of female suffrage. Massachusetts feminists sponsored a benefit to raise to counter efforts to abortion illegal once funds make again. Chicago women called for a demonstration at the Sears Tower to protest what they claim is sex discrimination in hiring and promotion by Sears, Roebuck Co. tration. "The name itself is dis- criminatory, as are its pro- said Nada Goodman, one of the organizers of the demonstration. President Ford, proclaiming Aug. 26 as "Women's Equality noted that it was the an- niversary of die 19th amend- ment giving women the right to vote and repeated his support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Thirty-three of the 38 states necessary for ratifica- tion have approved the amend- ment. Feminist groups sponsored a I variety of celebrations, many at state capitols. The Aberdeen, S.D., chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) planned a ceremonies featuring Matilda Gage, grand- daughter of Matilda Jocelyn Gage, a leader in the fight for women's A suffrage pageant in Madison, S.D., com- memorates an 1890 visit to the city by feminist leader Susan B. Anthony. Idaho women said they'd bake a "celebration cake" for their demonstration at the capi- tot in Boise. The Washington, D.C., chap- ter of NOW sponsored the third annual Women's Fair on Satur- day and the Smithsonian Mu- seum of History and Tech- nology will honor women of the 19th and 20th centuries and their achievements with a spe- cial exhibition during Septem- ber. U.S. Rep. Martha Griffiths, D-Mich., told graduates at Bowling Green State University in Ohio on Saturday that wom- en still face discrimination. "This country was founded on! the principle that all men are created equal and Americans have spent almost 200 years] trying to achieve equal treat- ment under the she said Yet some of you may have! been unfairly denied opportun- ities in education. Many of you will encounter discrimination in employment." The Virginia chapter of NOW is sponsoring a candlelight vigil tonight just outside Arlington Cemetery. Sponsors said the purpose of the vigil was to urge support for the Equal Rights Amendment. FondduLac Reporter 46 Parjes 4 Sections Fond du Lac, Wis., Monday, Aug. 26, 1974 15 Cents In community development funds City to get million over 6 years By STEVE SANDBERG (Reporter Staff Writer) Fond du Lac will receive Community Develojpment Block Grants amounting to annually through 1977, according to the new Community Development Bill signed late last week by President Gerald Ford. Notwithstanding complica- tions that could arise in Congress or if Ford im- pounds some of the funds, the first Block Grant checks under the new program should be mailed to munici- palities across the country in, January, much ealrier than had been anticipated by local officials. The fact that Fond du Lac will receive for fiscal years 1975 through 1977 is credited to a "hold harmless' jprovision of the Community Development Bill. The provision stipulates that a community such as Fond du Lac will get at least as much money as it had been re- ceiving under former federal programs between 1968 and 1972. During that time, Fond du Lac only received one Neigh- borhood Development Program (NDP) grant in the amount of The city later received NDP grants of and but they were awarded by the Depart- ment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after 1072. The NDP monies that have been channeled into the city have been used by the Fond d u Lac Re development Authority and its staff to acquire and raze extensive lands on Main and M a c y Streets, particularly the corner formerly occupied by the J.C. Penney Co. and businesses to the north and west. NDP monies also have been used by the city's urban renewal staff to hire con- sultants who have helped prepare plans for both resi- dential and commercial improvements an a designated NDP area. An initial three- man urban renewal staff has dwindled to one; but the city, which will control urban renewal under the new Block Grant Program, is presently interviewing applicants for (See FUNDS, Page 8) Calling all wolves Richard Thiel shows the tape recorder and loudspeaker equipment he uses in his car to search for wolves in northern Wis- consin. Biologists say the wolf may be ex- tinct in Wisconsin, but Thiel disagrees. (AP Wirephoto) Weather Tonight fair northwest, partly cloudy southeast. Chance of showers and thunderstorms southeast. Lows 50s northwest j to low 60s extreme southeast. Tuesday, partly sunny and cool- ler. Highs 60s north and 70s south. Max. Min. Aug. 25, 1974........80 56 Aug. 25, 1973 83 63 Biology student insists that wolves still existing in Northern Wisconsin 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 10 p.m. Midnight 2 a.m. ..79 ..77 73 .70 4 a.m. 6 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon .70 .71 .80 .85 Sunset today p.m. Sunrise Tuesday a.m. EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (AP) Richard Thiel, armed with a public address systm, says his howls were answered by timber wolves in Wisconsin's northern woods, where wolves officially don't exist. Thiel, a 21-year-old biology student, says his goal is to ob- tain proof that the big wolves can and do survive in the re- gion. He hopes to get enough data to inspire a restocking program. Funded by a research grant from the University of Wisconsin and from the U.S. Forest Service, he bought I a tape system and a loudspea- Iker system hooded up to a port- able battery. For three weeks this sum- mer, he drove down dirt roads at night in the remote woods near this resort town playing a museum recording of a timber wolf. Lots of coyotes answered, but no wolves, he said. Then, he took to howling through the loud speakers him- self and several wolves an- swered back. "I'd howl for two minutes and one wolf howled for three minutes after I he said. He said the wolf howl was Quick board action on teacher contract causes controversy By ANN SCANNELL (Reporter Staff Writer) It took the school 'board of Joint School District No. 11 only five minutes to ratify the master contract for teachers for the 1974-75 school year during a special meeting Sunday night at North Fond du Lac. The hasty action, however, resulted in hot confrontation between several electors and board members and caused much controversy among the five board members them- selves. The board approved the proposed contract by a vote of three to one with Bette Worm voicing the no. Board member Robert Donovan arrived late for the meeting, which was adjourned at p.m., and did not vote on the contract. Don Kellogg, a spokesman for the North Fond du Lac Education Association, said this morning that district teachers are scheduled to meet Tuesday night to discuss and possibly vote on ratifica- tion of the contract. Approximately 20 electors from the district came to the open meeting, which was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.; but many were late and were disturbed that there was no discussion on the contract. The fact that the board did not wait a few minutes before voting on the contract and adjourning was the cause for much of the anxiety. Donovan said that he is considering resigning. "This is a kangaroo school board. In the past we were always a gentlemen's board and waited five or 10 minutes before he said after the meeting. Gordon Ford, chairman of the Town of Fond du Lac, also was in strong disagree- ment with the board's action. "I'm going to petition Agency (CESA 13) to get us in the Fond du Lac School Ford said. He also stated that he will resign from the district's Athletic Committee. dd 1, 2, quick board page 1 perry Following the meeting, Mrs. Worm commented on the board's action. "I just think it's ridiculous. The meeting was uncalled for and in bad she said, adding that the contract should have been brought up at a regular meeting of the board and not at 9 p.m. on a Sunday. The contract, negotiated for several months, is waiting ratification by the North Fond du Lac Education Association and is, therefore, still confi- dential, Board President (See CONTRACT, Page 8) Vengeful convicts evading manhunt On the inside was Area news Classified ads STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (AP) i Texas Rangers, who Three revenge-bound es-! coordinating the manhunt. caped convicts who swept! Authorities blamed the three Food news XT.... two murders, two rapes and Local news through Colorado, New Mexico and Texas kililing, raping and robbing hid out today from a small army of officers in this rugged ranch country. There really is not much we several robberies since they es-, caped from a Colorado prison. Officers believed the three were hiding in an area about five square miles northwest of Stephenville. The men last! can do but maintain our road Were sighted there about 2 a.m. blocks and roving patrols in Sunday. hopes of flushing them The area is rugged ranch said Capt. G. W. Burks of the country cut up by gullies and by thick Page 17 to Page 19 Page 26 to Page 29 Comics ...........Page 20 Editorial ........Page 4 Entertainment .....Page 14 Page 15 Page 26 .Page 21 Page 2 Page 3 Obituaries ......Page 30 Sports news Page 23 to Page 25 Women's news Page 12 Page 13 jasy to distinguish. "The coy- ote makes a yip-yap noise but the wolf has a lower tone" which crescendos. Thiel said he didn't sight any wolves, but tourists have re- ported seeing animals top big to be coyotes. Tracks of timber wolves have been found in the Eagle River area. Thiel plans to return to the woods of Nicolet National For- est with another student after the first snowfall and look for wolf tracks as further evidence that the wolves are not extinct. "My immediate goal is to change the state Department of Natural Resources status on wolves from extinct to endan- Thiel said. State game officials say there hasn't been a timber wolf in Wisconsin for several years and that two of four wolves placed in northern Michigan forests since last March have died. Deer are a popular game ani- mal in Wisconsin, and the com- petition from timber wolves isn't welcomed by most hunt- ers. But Thiel said, "The opinion that a wolf will wipe out a deer herd is foolish. Before man came on the scene, wolves and deer evolved together. When there were many deer, there were also many wolves." He added that wolves only se- lect aged and ailing deer, thus improving the quality of herds. Why his passion for wolves? "The wolf thing is a part of he said. "Whoever or whatever created everything on this earth put it here for a pur- pose and I do not believe man should play God and decide what should live." Financial Police investigate death MILWAUKEE (AP) Police in suburban Glendale continued their investigation today into the death of John Unger, 88, whose body was found in his bed Sunday. The medical examiner's of- fice said his hands and face were extensively bruised. In the Probing for bodies Firemen and civilian volunteers pick through twisted Hotel in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Bodies were removed to metal in an attempt to recover bodies of persons believed a temporary morgue to await identification. trapped in the Sunday fire that destroyed the Washington Hortonville truce ends 13 believed victims of hotel fire; Wisconsin family of 5 dies in blaze BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Workmen searching the smoldering rubble of a downtown hotel re- covered another body today, one of the remaining victims of a fire which authorities believe floor. !23 persons were in the building Rescue workers spent Sunday'at the time the fire broke out night searching for bodies and and 10 made it out safely. for clues to what may have Five fam- WORLD NEWS Seymour Street bridge closes Tuesday City engineer Bill Roemer announced this morning that the South Seymour Street bridge will be closed to traffic Tuesday. A contractor hired by the city earlier this month was completing work on the Merrill Avenue bridge today, Roemer said, and was scheduled to move to the Seymour Street bridge Tuesday morning. The repairs to the two bridges include replacing the asphalt decks with concrete. Ford plans first news conference WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford is holding his first news conference Wednesday but it will probably be a day- time event because the new President is having a dinner party at the White House that night. and former union members be- connection with the shooting The 7 p.m dinner for members of the Cabinet and senior gan in-service training in prep-, deaths Saturday of rancher T. staff will be for 50, said Helen Smith, Mrs. Fords' press aration for the opening of L. Baker and Mrs. Ray Ott. Au- secretary. Vice President-designate and Mrs. Nelson Rocfce- school next month. thonties said both victims feller also have been invited. called in. I No trouble was reported on testified against two of the con-1 Hamlin said the bodies of the'the picket lines, but school offi-'victs m previous burglary father and the three children' cials said law enforcement off i-, cases. Colorado prison officials were found in a bedroom and cers would be on hand to head said one of the convicts had (AP Wirephoto) marked by thick mesquite brush. Half the residents of Erath County reside in Stephenville. "The area is just impossible to comb, even on 'said Burks. HORTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) Authorities said the three After a summer truce of shot and killed two persons who i sorts, striking teachers today I testified against some of them escalated one of the longest and at previous trials. most bitter teacher strikes in Earlier, Erath County Dist U.S. history. Atty. Bob Glascow had labeled The Hortonville Education the convicts as "dangerous Association, whose members dudes." were fired for walking off their "We're sure they came to jobs last March 18, set up pick- Texas for revenge and ven- et lines around the school com- geance." plex for the first time since The three who escaped May as replacement teachers Thursday night were wanted in Mrs. Void was found on the off any skirmishes between i sworn to tfill a number of per- cases be about 75 years i.y, including three small chil-jshe had apparently been sleep- school sponsored picnic th.. that.sent him to prison. The three were identified as HK--T- saysvS, I'.S. trade balance again plunges WASHINGTON (AP) Swelling imported oil bills and shrinking exports of machinery and raw materials tumbled the U.S. trade balance into its third biggest monthly deficit last month, the government reported today. The Commerce Department said imports rose 4.9 per cent in July while exports dropped six-tenths of one per cent, resulting in a deficit of million. The monthly drficit was the third in a row and the fourth so far this turesque brick structure which the fire. had served almost a century as a lodging place for tourists who bathed in the city's mineral springs. Crews began knocking down the blackened walls which re- Six firemen, one observer W.D. Hamlin identified the vie- and two hotel guests were giv- titis as Richard Void, 37, his en emergency room treatment wife Sandra, 20, and their chil- at Morgan County War Me-idren Jeremy, 4, Catrina, 3, and morial Hospital, officials said. 'Deana, 11 months. Another firemen and six guests! Arena Fire Department offi- were adrnitted to the hospital, cials tne broke about 4-20 am, but apparently died of smoke in- halation." Hamlin said Void was appar- ently trying to escape through a rear window and Mrs. Void was crawling toward the front mained. 2d th? Wai SS Uf taS .fSSrt I hard restaurant area on the County planner, said fire marshal investigators were time thev reached the this morning, and vowed to and Richard continue the demonstrating. ,22, serving three to five years "We will picket for car theft he said. Authorities said rancher Bak- May Sea law delegates want more sessions 'The teachers filed suit to re-1er had testified at W.Jliams" CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Delegates to the 148-nation ine icacners mcu ,c Natl0ns sea ]aw conference decided today to hold ._ trial eavino man united Nations sea law comerence aeciaea ioaay 10 nora gain their jobs a fter were burg jry the man meetings in Geneva March 17 to May 3. H9 right to dismiss the teachers tified in a tnal m which l-lmer r in of _ A ftt i Caracas meCTing in summer 01 bv puNir cmplovPs are was convicted ot burglarizing ___ iHegal in Wisconsin. the Ou home. Hawverrrale remained undetermined. State men could not get inside hy bv puNi   

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