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Fond Du Lac Reporter (Newspaper) - August 31, 1974, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin Fond du Lac Reporter 22 Pages Fond du Lac, Wis., Saturday, Aug. 15 Cents U.S. returns American deserter to Canadians PEACE ARCH INTER- NATIONAL PARK (AP) Ronald J. Anderson is back oc his adopted Canadian soil and the American Army deserter vows never to return to the United States "until I'm sure there's amnesty." "It's a great thing to know that a nation of 20 million people is behind Ander- son said after crossing the bor- der into the land he now calls home and the arms of his wife, Marion. He was released late Friday after spending a week in the stockade at Ft. Lewis, Wash., awaiting court-martial on charges of being absent without official leave. His freedom came after a formal protest and a request for his return by the Canadian government. Anderson had been arrested last Saturday by U.S. border guards at this heavily traveled crossing in an incident Ameri- can officials later admitted oc- curred "a few yards over the Canadian border." After that admission on hursday, Canada asked for Anderson's return. On Friday, the U.S. State Department said t had granted Canada's re- uest. Anderson, 31, said he learned bout 2 p.m. he would be re- eased. Less than five hours lat- r he was free in Canada, where he has landed-immigrant tatus. He plans to apply for anadian citizenship in another month. 'I'll never go back until I enow it's Anderson said. Even though the attitude in the United States might be soft- ning, you know the military is oing to continue to enforce the aw the way it sees it." Asked if an amnesty declara- ion would bring many Ameri- an deserters or draft-evaders jack, he said, "I don't think so. think it would be used mainly or visits. I wouldn't go back to ive. Anyway, President Ford will probably declare uncon- ditional amnesty for everyone except Ronald Anderson." REPORTER subscribers wil be reading an excellent new series, "Your Child's next month with it will go a "child health kit" for more on this later visitor to editorial offices this week was D. C. Pickard, now 78, who was farm editor am courthouse reporter for this newspaper back in 1924 he recalls the late Judge Fellenz as a "very fine fellow" Piokard went on to work for United Press in New York and was owner-editor of the Savanna Times-Journal weeklj from 1926-55 his address now is Box 223, Savanna, 111 we might point out tha another nice thing about this Anderson was driven the 150 miles from Ft. Lewis to the U.S.-Canadian border by Ray Anderson, the Canadian coun- sul-general in Seattle, who said he was informed he had to pick up his man only an hour before taking custody. "The U.S. reaction was ac- tually extremely he said. C o n s u 1-General Anderson called the arrest a "in- appropriate apprehension" and a violation of Canadian sover- eignty. "What happened was that a number of people felt they had found someone and were going to apprehend the consul said. He said he was sure U.S. guards hadn't intended to vio- late Canadian territory. Anderson, a carpenter in Mis- sion, B.C., said he had learned while being held at Ft. Lewis that members of his union local had collected money to help gain his release. An Army report to the State Department said Anderson had jeen absent without leave for 10 months when he was cap- tured and court-martialed in October 1968. Anderson escaped from the Ft. Lewis stockade again that November and fled to Canada. He said he had crossed back into the United States several times- to visit his mother, Betty Peterson of Poulsbo, Wash. On Saturday, however, cus- toms officials checked his Ca- nadian license plate through the U.S. National Crime Infor- mation computer system. "I was detained at the bor- Anderson said. "They opened the trunk. They told me to come into the building. "They asked for identi- fication. I produced my B.C. drivers license. A U.S. customs officer said, 'Give me your wal- let.' I said I didn't have to give up my wallet. I told him I re tained some rights. He said, Til read you your rights.' Ford mulls amnesty WASHINGTON (AP) Sec- retary of Defense James R. Schlesinger and Atty. Gen. Wal- iam B. Saxbe proposed today that Vietnam war draft evaders and deserters spend up to 18 months in public service jobs as a condition for return to U.S. society. The two Cabinet officers also ecommended to President Ford in a nearly two-hour White House conference that ;uch deserters and draft dodg- ers make a formal "reaffir- mation of allegiance to the United States.'' They presented a six-page oint memorandum Ford, who took it under study. The memorandum was pre- sented 12 days after Ford made a surprise suggestion that draft dodgers and deserters from the Vietnam period should be allowed to earn their way back. Representatives of such men living in Canada have said they want unconditional amnesty, contending that they acted out of conscience and should not be penalized. Schlesinger and Saxbe esti- mated there are some deserters and draft dodgers po- tentially eligible, about of them living in Canada. Weather Clear to partly cloudy and unseasonably cool today, tonight and Sunday. Windy today. Highs in 60s and lower 70s. Lows to- night from upper 30s to near 50. Highs Sunday in 50s and 60s. Max. Min. Aug. 30, 1974 ..........75 52 Aug. 30, 1973 ..........65 50 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 10 p.m. Midnight 2 73 ...72 70 ...60 59 56 4 a.m. 6 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon ....54 ...51 55 ....57 inch rain. Sunset p.m. Sunrise a.m. Yugoslavia railway disaster Scores of passengers were killed and more than 150 others injured when this express train jumped the rail and over- turned as it approached the Zagreb station Friday night. Crews were searching the wreckage during the day to d termine whether more victims might be buried under it. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Zagreb) Toll soars in train disaster ZAGREB, Yugoslavia (AP) An express train flipped over at the entrance to the Zagreb railroad station after passing a red signal light Friday night and an estimated 150 passen- gers were killed, officials re- ported today. The his assistant and the" switchman were ar- rested on suspicion they caused the accident by neglect. An investigating commission said the train, carrying vaca- tioning Yugoslav workers, was traveling between 49.7 and 55.9 I! paper is that it doesn't eve need a new picture tube it was "Happy Birthday' Wednesday for Police Chiei Harold Rautenberg Ron Harvey's new band, now rehearsal, will be called Phase IV Hazel Jordan, Lomira recalls with fondness her lov of ice skating near her horn on the southwest side of the city as a young girl th Beacon wishes someone wouli report on those four FDL guy and a gal who have a bam in Boston. Sign on door at Horace Mann High at North Fondy: "You can't run around with the owls at night and keep up with the Orioles in the day- time." THIS COLUMN refuses hold people up to ridicule s no name will be used with this anecdote a city resident planted a 6-foot crabaipple tree 12 years ago, watched it grow to 18-foot height, picked up but never tasted the small, hard fruit until this year when lo and behold be found he had a plum tree in his yard Manfred Kruel, 916 Meadowlane, Mayville, writes to ask about a minor error in the paper but adds a compliment: "Your coverage of world, national and local trews is very complete and prompt. Keep up the good work of publishing the Reporter" Verna LeGault. Route 1, Van JDyne, who wrote a "First Person" story about a squirrel taking over a martin house, reports the mother has moved her four young ones to a new home in a dead tree then there was the master of ceremonies who told the storv about a friend visiting Eli Whifnev after he had invented the cotton <rin "what s it rood for" said Whitney s pal "fluffy martinis miles an hour when the dis- aster occurred. It said the first signal was out of order, but the main sig- nal was working and showed red. It said the engineer went through the red light and en- tered the switches at too high a speed. Dr. Zora Stajduhar, a mem- ber of the medical team work- ing on the disaster reported to be the worst in Yugoslavia's history said as many as 30 to 50 more victims might be bur- ied under the wreckage. More than 150 persons were said to have been injured. It was not known how many cars were derailed, and railway offi- cials could not estimate the number of passengers aboard. A passenger on the Athens-to- Dortmund, Germany train the Hellas Express said the train was traveling unusually fast as it approached the sta- tion in Zagreb, Yugoslavia's second largest city. Its last stop had been in Belgrade, 300 miles to the southeast. Officials said the coaches left the tracks about 300 yards from the station entrance, and all were demolished. The locomo- tive disengaged from the lead car and continued into the sta- tion. Police said many foreigners, chiefly Greeks, Turks and West Germans, were on the train. It also carried many Yugoslavian workers returning to jobs in Germany. It was not known whether Americans were aboard. Manhunt on for sniper who kills 3, wounds 11 INDIO, Calif. (AP) A sni- per firing from a moving ve- hicle killed three persons and wounded 11 others during a five-hour shooting spree before dawn today, sheriff's deputies reported. Roadblocks were set up in an effort to stop the sniper. Details were sketchy but offi- cers said it appeared that the dead and wounded were trav- On the inside Area news.....Page 10 Builders news Page 19 Classified ads Page 20 Page 21 Comics Page 18 Editorial Page 4 Entertainment..... Page 14 Page 15 Page 2 Page 3 Page 22 Page 8 eling in at least seven different vehicles. Two of the dead were shot m the head. The shooting began about 1 a m. on Interstate 10 on the Southern California desert near Banning, about 90 miles east of Los Angeles, officers said. The sniper traveled east toward the Nevada border and apparently picked off other motorists at random with a small caliber weapon, they said. One victim was found near Indio by a highway patrolman A spokesman for Valley Me- morial Hospital in Indio identi- fied two of the dead as Herman Edge, 25, of Long Beach, and Billy Gene Tegarden, 41, of Bell Gardens. The hospital spokesman said two of the injured had arrived there and five more were ex- pected. Dorothy Ferguson, 43, of Buena Park, was hospi- talized in fair condition with a gunshot wound in the neck. The spokesman said Stanley Carey, 21, of Indio, was being treated who stopped to investigate cuts caused by gunshot- he thought was an automobile I splattered glass accident. On closer inspection, I The rest of the injured were the patrolman saw that the mo-'taken to nearby hospitals Their tons-t had been shot once 'dentines and conditions were through the head. mot known immediately Local news Obituaries Religion news Sports news Women's news Page 16 Page 17 Page 6 Page 7 Senator is dumped U. S. Sen. Barry Goldwater is helped up Friday at Pata- gonia, Ariz., after being thrown to the ground from a horse- drawn surrey, left, when the steed shied from a car. The Arizona Republican was not injured. He was riding the surrey to a scheduled campaign speech. (AP Wirephoto) No paper The Fond du Lac Reporter will not be published on Mon- day, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Farm meat prices climb; vegetables show drop was the WASHINGTON (AP) Farm prices of cattle and hogs, which provide about 30 per cent of what consumers eat, are climb- ing again, while beans, potatoes and vegetables have declined from mid-year. The Agriculture Department reported Friday that over-all the price index for raw farm products rose 3 per cent from July 15 to Aug. 15. The boost followed a 6 per cent increase from June to July. The department's Crop Re- porting Board said higher prices for animals, corn, soy- beans, wheat and eggs led the advance. However, the index was still 13 per cent below the record set on Aug. 15 last year, officials said. A week ago, the department predicted retail food pnces would continue to rise in the last half of 1974 but not as rap- idly as they did early m the year. Even so, officials said retail food prices for all of 1974 may average at Jeast 15 per cent above last year, compared with a 12 per cent gain predicted a few months ago, when super- large grain crops seemed like- ly. Summer drought reduced those prospects and has helped fuel another spurt in food prices. The price index of meat ani- mals as a group rose 4 per cent from July to August, but the average was still 33 per cent below record peak set a ago when government food price controls were eased. Cattle, for example, averaged 136.80 per 100 pounds on the hoof, and hogs per 100 pounds, each up from July 15 But a year earlier cattle were and hogs per hundredweight. Corn brought farmers 37 per bushel, a record, compared with in July and m August last vear. Put another way. 100 pounds of live steer would buy about ten bushels of corn this Aug. 15, compared with nearly 20 bush- els a'year ago. That, basically, is why con- sumers will see much less gram-fattened beef on store counters and more produced from animals grazed in pas- tures It also shows whv hog, poultry and dairv producers are skeptical about increasing output- it costs much more to feed livestock. Wheat was per bushel at the farm on Aug. 15, up from m luly but below the mark set a vear earlier. Wheat rose to a record per bush- el last February. The farm price of potatoes was per 100-pound bag in August, down from in July and from much higher peaks last winter. A 100-pound bag of dry brought farmers <n Au- gust, compared with in July. But a year ago they were per bag. The department's farm price index for vegetables was down 10 per cent from July, including lower pnces for lettuce, celerv, cabbage, tomatoes, canteloupe and sweet corn. The index, however, was 4 per cent higher than a year ago. In the -f NEWS Nixon could have financial comfort LOS ANGELES President Richard M. Nixon should be able to Irve a financially comfortable life by rearranging his assets, including disposing of either his Key Biscayne, Fla or San Clemente, Calif, home, his tax ac- countant says. "It is a cash flow problem which is correctable through rearrangement of the various assets Mr. Nixon ac- countant Arthur Blech said in an interview here Friday. "His is a problem normally encountered by persons whose situation m life has changed I consider it a problem of arranging his assets, possibly disposing of some of them." 2 kidnaping suspects in custody PHILADELPHIA men were in custody today In connection with the Aug. 22 kidnaping of business execu- tive Edward P. Patterson. Joseph J. Baxter, 37, who surrendered at FBI headquar- ters early today, was scheduled to appear later before U. S. Magistrate Richard A. Powers III, agents said. Emmett V. Ware, 37, was taken into custody Friday at his home. Both he and Baxter, who once was employed by Patterson's firm, are charged with conspiracy to obstruct, delay or affect niter- state business by actual or threatened force against the vic- tim. The charges based on the Hobbs Act, stem from Pat- terson's position as vice president of a firm involved in inter- state commerce. Production resumes at Smith Corp. MILWAUKEE production resumed today as a 24-day-old strike by seven unions ended against the A. 0. Smith Corp. Three unions ratified contract proposals with the auto and truck parts manufacturer earlier this week, and the other four unions approved the tentative pacts in voting Friday. Company officials said workers began reporting for their regular shifts today, with full production scheduled to resume early next week. t