Fond Du Lac Reporter, October 3, 1974

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October 03, 1974

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Fond Du Lac Reporter (Newspaper) - October 3, 1974, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin EYVIND JOHNSON HARRY MARTINSON 2 Swedish authors share Nobel Prize STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) Two Swedish authors in their 70s, literary giants in their own country but little known abroad, shared the 1974 Nobel Prize for Literature today. Eyvind Johnson, 74, was cited for a "narrative art, farseeing Heavy quake strikes Peru LIMA, Peru (AP) An earthquake shook Lima and central Peru today and radio reports said a number of per- sons were killed were injured. and many There was no immediate offi- cial report on casualties. The quake struck at a.m. EDT and another tremor hit five minutes later. Electricity and gas supplies were cut off for about an hour. Radio reports from Canete, about 120 miles south of Lima, said many houses collapsed, crushing a number of people. In Lima, people were struck with terror as signs and mason- ry fell. At least six old houses in the downtown area col- lapsed. South America's worst recorded earthquake hit Peru on May 31, 1970, killing persons. Another were missing, injured, and homeless. The National Earthquake In- formation Service in Boulder, Colo., said today's quake hit 7.4 on the Richter Scale, which measures the movement of the ground. A reading of 7.4 usually results in extensive damage. The quake that hit San Fran- cisco in 1906 measured 8.3. i in lands and ages, in the serv- ice of and Harry Martinson, 70, for poems and other works that "catch 'the dewdrop and reflect the cos- mos." Johnson, a lumberjack at the age of 14, is most famous for his "Krilon" trilogy written during World War II as an anti- Nazi protest. Martinson, an orphan who went to sea at 'the age of 16, enriched the Swedish language with his poems, novels and es- says. He is best known for a poem about a space voyage that was turned- -into the opera "Aniara" in the 1960s. They share a prize worth about Both were influenced by ear- ly travels abroad and wartime experiences. Their works have been trans- lated into the Nordic languages, but only six of 'their books into English. Neither was present at to- day's meeting of 'the Swedish Academy to which they belong. It was the first time in 23 years that the Nobel Prize for Literature went to Swedes. Earlier prizes were won by Sel- ma Lagerlof in 1909, Verner von Heidenstam and Erik Axel Karlfeldt in 1931, and Per La- gerqvist in 1951. The last American to win the prize was John Steinbeck in 1962. Ernest Hemingway, won the award in 1954, and William Faulkner in 1949. The Nobel Prizes for liter- ature, economics, medicine, physics and chemisitry, and peace were created by the will of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish chemist and inventor of dyna- mite. (By tht Ajsociited Pfttt) Public utilities are warning businesses across the country that they may not get natural gas for heating this winter. Some utilities are refusing to accept new customers, industri- al or residential. An Associated Press survey showed there is a shortage of natural gas in almost every area, with the East Coast ap- parently facing the most severe Fond du Lac Reporter 38 Pages 3 Sections Fond du Lac, Wis., Thursday, Oct. 3, 1974 15 Cents Businesses are being warned they may not get natural gas problem. Natural gas provides 31 per cent of the energy used in the country. Spokesmen for the utilities and some state officials blame the Federal Power Commission for the shortage. They say the FPC ceiling price for natural gas is too low and discourages exploration. "The companies need more money to explore and get additional said George I. Bloom, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utili- ties Commission. Other officials note that as fuel oil became more ex- tional price of 42 cents per Minnesota Gas Co. said, for ex- cubic feet for so-called that rates for residen- gas from wells that began oper- ation after Jan. 1, 1973. Pre- pensive, many people switched jviously, the price ranged from to natural gas, boosting the to 34 cents per cubic mand over a short period of feet and averaged 27 cents, the time without development of j commission said. new supplies. Last June, the FPC revised its pricing system for natural gas, replacing a series of re- gional limits with a single na- The government action was tial customers are 12 to 14 per cent higher than last year and industrial customers are paying 30 per cent more than they did in 1973. The shortage will hit hardest at "interruptible" customers expected to mean another boost! large industrial users whose in prices for consumers who al-i contracts call for them to be ready are paying more than cut off in times of trouble, last year. A spokesman for I These customers make ar- rangements for alternate sources of energy like heating oil. Cold weather frequently has meant cutoffs for the "inter- ruptibles" in the past and offi- cials say the situation will be worse this year. Most utilities said residential customers and high priority users like hospitals and schools would not be affected by the shortage. On the inside Agricultural news .Page 15 Area news .........Page 21 to Page 23 Classified ads ......Page 27 to Page 29 Comics .............Page 26 Editorial ...........Page 4 Entertainment .....Page 18 Page 19 Financial ..........Page 14 Legal notices ......Page 27 Local news ........Page 2 Page 3 Obituaries ..........Page 30 Sports news ........Page 24 Page 25 Women's news .....Page 16 Page 17 Higher oil prices tied to Israel issue WASHINGTON (AP) Sheik Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia's petroleum minister, warns that another Middle East war could break out in 'the next six months if the United States does not force Israel to pull back all the way to its 1967 bor- ders. "All the ingredients of anoth- er war are here if we don't have a full Israeli Yarnani told 17 newsmen at a dinner Wednesday night. However, if Israel yields all the land occupied during the 1967 war Saudi Arabia should be able to persuade all Arab members of -the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to sharply reduce cur- rent oil prices, he said. "I assure you if we can solve the (Israeli) problem the price of oil will come Yamani told his guests. Together Arab states produce some 24 million barrels of pet- roleum a day. Yamani's thory is that Iran and Venezuela, the two top non-Arab producing na- tions, would not withstand a united Arab drive for lower prices. reasons for Israel to settle now with its Arab neighbors by giv- The Harvard-educated oil iing up all of its gains from the minister portrayed Saudi 11967 war. Arabia as a friend of the United States and a steadfast advocate within oil councils of lower prices. Were it not for Saudi Arabia, he said, petro- leum would now sell at to a barrel instead of about "It's all in America's he said. "Israel's only source of power is the United States." Yamani advanced two majori Ordinary Americans, finding oil prices on the rise, are ques- tioning whether the current lev- el of U.S. support for Israel is in their interest, he said. Also, Yamani said, the Arabs are growing ever stronger mili- tarily. "We're not suggesting Israel should he said. "The United States can give it Elderly Kiel widowec bilked out of KIEL A 79-year-old widower was swindled out of Wednesday afternoon. Police chief Emery Farrand said today that a man identifying himself as "Mr. check in that amount, put in in an envelope and delivered it to Rogers who was waiting in Martin's garage. Chief Farrand said the so- called Mr. Rogers was 5-feet Rogers, a bank 7-inches tall, weighing 150 called on Norman N. Martin pounds with a red beard about one-quarter of an inch long, wearing grey trousers, a brown sport coat and a brimmed hat. He said the suspect was described as a Caucasian of "about medium build and about 30 years of age." of 503 Calumet Ave., notifying him that "there was a shortage in the bank" and that Martin should withdraw from his account. Martin, a retired bookkeeper, went to the bank, wrote a Court asked to excuse Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) Law- yers for former President Rich- ard M. Nixon asked U.S. Dis- trict Judge John Sirica today to excuse Nixon from 'testifying in the Watergate cover-up trial. The request was made in two motions to quash subpoenas is- sued for Nixon's appearance at the trial by one of the defend- ants and by the government. Sirica refused to state the grounds cited in 'the motions but they were believed to claim that Nixon's health will not per- mit him to travel for ait least a month. The former president is in a hospital in California for treat- ment of phlebitis and a blood clot in his right lung. His doc- tor said earlier in the week Nixon should not travel for up to three months. Meanwhile federal prose- cutors linked one new name to the conspiracy' case that has brought five Nixon loyalists to trial on criminal charges of ob- structing justice. In making the claim of newly discovered evidence the prose- cutors said they made add oth- er names to the list of alleged conspirators. The five defendants, John D. Ehrldchman, H.R. Haldeman, John N. Mitchell, Kenneth W. Parkinson and Robert C. Mar- dian, appeared to take the snail's pace in stride. With the jury selection proc- ess not half completed, it ap- peared that the first testimony in the trial will not come until the middle of next week at the earliest. But the forces that will shape the trial continued to converge, nonetheless. And Ehrlichman posed a new problem for the a claim that trial for conspiracy and obstruction of justice will place him in double jeopardy since Ehrlichman already stands con- victed in the plumbers case. The prosecutors' memo- randum said the new evidence made it necessary to add one co-conspirator to the list drawn up by the Watergate grand jury. It did not name the per- son. But a source close to the case confirmed the man is Richard A. Moore, the former special counsel to Nixon, who testified at the Senate Watergate hear- ings that he urged John W. Dean III to tell 'the cover-up story to the president. Moore, who had been a hold- over in the Ford adminis- tration, resigned Wednesday. The prosecutor's office had in- cluded Moore on its list of 44 prospective witnesses, largely because he was involved in some of the taped conversa- tions that will be introduced into evidence. At the time of his Senate ap- pearance in July a year ago, the white-haired Moore was represented by Herbert J. Mil- ler, retained by Nixon after his resignation. The addition brought the number of unindicted co-con- spirators to 20, according to sources. The only name 'that has surfaced officially is Nix- on's. The prosecutors indicated the ist may be extended further, saying: "The government may prove at trial that individuals other than those named as defend- ants or identified as co-con- spirators by the grand jury were in fact members of the conspiracy charged in 'the in- dictment." By the end of Wednesday's court day, Sirica had finished preliminary questioning of 315 prospective jurors, in public and private, and had excused 171 who said they could not be sequestered for the 3 to 4 months the trial might take. The remaining 144 were to undergo more thorough, private questioning in the coming days. If a sufficient number survive questioning for possible bias, lawyers will have a chance to eliminate a specified number until 12 jurors and 6 alternates are seated. Meanwhile federal prose- cutors linked one new name to the conspiracy case that has brought five Nixon loyalists- to trial on criminal charges of ob- structing justice. In making the claim of newly discovered evidence the prose- cutors said they may add oth- er names to the list of alleged conspirators. Weather Partly cloudy south, mostly cloudy with chance of a few showers north tonight and Fri- day. Warmer. Lows tonight mostly in the 40s. Highs Friday in the 60s. Max. Min. Oct. 2, 1974 ..........46 27 Oct. 2, 1973.........64 57 security. But the Palestinians who lost their homes have to be treated as human beings." Yamani said Saudi Arabia will continue its campaign at the next OPEC meeting in Decem- ber for a price reduction of a barrel. He said high oil prices are re- sponsible for only a fraction of the current inflation and sug- gested the United States cut its petroleum consumption by con- servation measures and finding alternate sources of energy. State's gas 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 10 p.m. Midnight 2 a.m. ..45 43 ..38 ..35 ..35 ..34 4 a.m. 6 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon ...32 ...31 ..35 ...46 ...51 Sunset today p.m. Sunrise Friday a.m. Zips his lip Adults sometimes tell youngsters to zip their lips, but Grant Grothen, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Grothen of rural Hastings, Neb., did this one all by himself. He was playing at school when he got his jacket zipper stuck on a tooth. He is shown in the dentist's office where he was taken for treatment. "We don't really know how it Grant's dad said. (AP Wirephoto) Terrorists cut demands SANTO DOMINGO, Domini-in the consulate, did not show San Francisco group claims bomb credit SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A group that says it is out to pun- ish International Telephone Telegraph Corp. claimed re- sponsibility for its fourth bomb- ing in the past two months this time, inside a ladies' pow- der room at the Sheraton-Pal- ace Hotel. The room was unoccupied at the time of the explosion Wednesday night, and no one was hurt. About an hour after the ex- plosion, anonymous told a San Francisco radio sta- tion that a communication from the group could be found in a paper bag at a nearby gasoline police said an telephone caller station. The two-page diatribe ac- cused ITT of creating a reign of terror in Chile. It demanded that ITT "implement the re- lease of all political prisoners" m Chile, and publicly admit its "complicity in Chile's murder- ous coup" which toppled Marx- ist leader last year. Salvadore Allende situation could change MADISON, Wis. (AP) State officials say that while Wisconsin's natural gas supply situation is better than in some areas, the picture could change If the Federal Power Commis- sion diverts gas from Wisconsin to other states. "The problem in other states is much worse than it is said Robert Park o! the Emer- gency Energy Office. However, the western third of Wisconsin has more problems than the rest of the state, ac- cording to Harold Wetzel of the Public Service Commission. There, he says, utilities are not accepting new natural gas customers of any residential. Existing customers are being discouraged from purchasing new gas appliances. Elsewhere, he said, only firm rather than interruptible cus- tomers are being acceptd. And throughout the state, customers who are on interruptible serv- ice can expect to be cut off more frequently this winter. Wetzel said the Wisconsin- Michigan Pipeline Co., which feeds gas into the eastern part of the state, has better reserves than the Northern Natural Gas Co., which serves the western third. PSC Chairman William Eich said he was concerned that while energy conservation pro- grams would have the desired effect of reducing natural gas consumption .by residential cus- tomers, the gas saved this way would just be burned off by those on interruptible service. "Ultimately, that takes the limited gas supply away from home he said. can Republic (AP) Terror- ists holding an American wom- an diplomat and six others hos- tage for almost a week said to- day they were abandoning de- mands for million ransom and release of political prison- ers. Declaring that conditions in side the besieged Venezuelan Consulate had become intoler- able for both terrorists and heir hostages, the terrorists' leader said the gunmen now up Wednesday. "The archbishop is not com- ing an assistant chief of police said. "There will be no more negotiations." "If they want to be tough, we'll be the national police chief, Gen. Rafael Guz- man Acosta, told local radio stations. 'He was apparently re-" ferring to a statement from the terrorists that their demands were not negotiable. They have demanded mil- and safe conduct to Cuba Mex'ro for themselves and Flattened junk cars were scattered along Highway 2f Wednesday morning when the semi-trailer hauling them, by Edward J. Parish, 25, of 3112 Cottage Drive, Fond du Lac, went out of control on curve. The 14 junk autoi flow off the track which struck telephone polos, mail- More junked than ever boxes and damaged about IN feet of fence. The mishap occurred about four miles north of Waupun. Parish was taken to Waupun Memorial Hospital for treatment of a minor back injury. (Fond du Lac Reporter Photo) would accept safe conduct out of the country to Mexico orj Peru. The guerrilla chief, po'itica' prisoners. President Meiwtez Vargas, made a dra-'Joaqirn Balaguer has agreed matic appearance from a win-1only to send the terrorists in dow of the consulate and read i the consulate believed to his new stand to police and number six out of the coun- newsmen. The Dominican government earlier suspended negotiates to the U.S. and Spanish with the .i-'o T VMS thrown out of Archbishop Hugo Pobnroj :he consulate Wednesday after- Brito, who had been acting The rotes were delivered, the go-between and bringing but their contents were not dis- sandwiches' and drinks to those closd. try. A botl'e ror.ts'p-'ng notes ad- In the WSRLD NEWS Mobil cuts gasoline prices by 2 cents NEW YORK (AP) The Mobil Oil Corp. today cut the price of its gasoline by two cents per galllon, in line with federal regulations linking wholesale gas prices to the com- pany's crude oil costs. However, motorists are certain to get a break only at company-owned service stations. Dealers owning their own stations will pay lower wholesale costs for their gasoline, but have an option of passing on the lower prices. Present price levels vary geographically, and oil firms generally do not annnounce the prices charged to wholesale purchasers. Expo opens; farmers plead for help MADISON, Wis. (AP) The eighth annual World Dairy Expo began Wednesday with a plea to Congress to help a staggering dairy industry. Dairy farmers and their wives penned notes to congressmen begging for improved dairy prices. "The situation is very wrote Eugene Hackbarth of Reedsburg. "Prices will have to change or we will all lose out." Dean Butteris of Dodgeville said dairy farm auctions have started earlier than ever before and are increasing because farmers are paying out more than they are receiv- ing for producing milk. Dyke., news secretary part company LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) Republican gubernatorial can- didate William Dyke and his news secretary Paul Toth have parted company, with disagreement over whether Toth re- signed or was fired. Dyke, at a news conference in La Crosse today, said he was advised on Thursday that Toth was no longer with the campaign, but said he did not know the details yet. Toth, in a telephone interview from his home in Neenah, said he had submitted a letter of resignation earlier but ultimately was fired. ;