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   Fond Du Lac Reporter (Newspaper) - November 9, 1974, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin                               Final trip? Matt Collins drives a buggy out of the tion's coal miners worked their last shift dur- Riverton Coal Co.'s No. 35 mine at Montgom- ing the night. Their union contract expires at ery, W. Va., Friday night. Many of the na- midnight Monday. (AP Wirephoto) Some coal mines shut WASHINGTON gotiators report (AP) progress Ne- to- ward a new coal industry con- YOU CAN'T beat youngsters when it snowed early in October, 7-year-old Dean Tighe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Tighe, 101 Pheasant Dr., and first one up, asked his Dad to call God bewildered father asked the "To ask Him why Christmas came be- fore was the logical reply Doug Barton, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Barton, 916 Fond du Lac Ave., wrote a recipe for the second grade class at Pier School taught by Mrs. JuJie Hacken- miller it went like this: "I would put one basket full of friends and one spoon full of a nice mother and father; nice kids and a basket full of love; and one spoon full of fun and some giggles; bake at degrees; it wOl serve a family" Marshall Avenue resident comments, "The saving in Daylight Time is about all most tract but across the country some coal mines already were closed today as the mines pre- pared for at least a two-week strike. However, about half the 75 unionized mines in southwest Virginia were reported working as usual today, as expected, In Indiana, the United Mine Workers had authorized some mines to operate through Mon- day by paying triple overtime. It appeared most Indiana min- ers scheduled to work today had reported for duty. The majority of the UMW's members finished work Friday and were not expected back because most mines don't operate over the weekend and Monday is a miners' holiday. The strike will begin official- ly at a.m. Tuesday when the current UMW contract runs out. Even if a settlement can be reached over the weekend as the negotiators hope the union's complex ratification process about 10 days. UMW President Arnold Mil- ler, who has ruled out extend- ing the contract, arranged to return to the bargaining table today with his union's response to the industry's latest contract offer. The talks were scheduled to resume at p.m. EST. As the talks ground on, in- dustries started preparing for possible shortages of coal: Atomic Energy Com- mission, in response to an ap- peal from the Tennessee Valley Authority, began cutting back on power for uranium enrich- ment plants at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Paducah, Ky. Western Railway Co., dependent on hauling coal from Appalachian mines, pre- pared to lay off employes. bankrupt Penn Central railroad, the nation's largest coal hauler, said it would face losses of million a week from a coal strike. steel companies had contingency plans for a strike but most were not planning to cut production yet. Negotiators met for about four hours Friday before re- cessing for the day. Miller said the latest industry offer still left the two sides far apart on a number of key is- sues. President Ford's chief labor has been in throughout keeping in ckground the negotiations, touch with both sides but avoiding direct partic- ipation in the talks. While the federal government paints a grim forecast for the economy if the strike goes much beyond two weeks, pffi- ials acknowledged that little can be done to head off a strike. The President the Taft-Hartley could invoke Act to order ;he miners back to work for an 80-day cooling off period. But Usery believes that such a move would be ineffective and only prolong the walkout. Kissinger is optimistic on U.S., Russ arms pact TORREJON, Spain (AP) Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger expressed confidence today his latest diplomatic globetrotting has opened the way for a nuclear arms limitation pact with the Kremlin and im- proved chances tor Middle Eaot peace. As Kissinger's Boeing 707 stopped at the U.S. Air Base in Torrejon for fuel before setting out across the Atlantic, U.S. of- ficials told reporters the first four days of his trip, in Moscow, may have been the most productive part. were said to be at least 5040 for an arms-limitation treaty by next summer's scheduled meeting in Washington between Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezh- nev and President Ford. Kissinger will report to Ford Sunday afternoon at Camp Da- vid, Md. They also plan to watch part of the Washington- Philadelphia National Football i League game on television. Much of next week will be spent planning the trip the two will take to Japan, South Korea and to Vladivostok, where Ford will meet Brezhnev on Nov. 23-24. The superpower leaders are expected to settle on guidelines at that meeting for negotiations in Geneva to produce a 10-year treaty limiting missiles, launch- ers, warheads and bombers. The current U.S.-Soviet pact expires in 1977. In recapping Kissinger's lat- est trip, which took him on his eighth Middle East peace mis- sion in a year, U.S. officials stressed his achievements at the Kremlin. This clearly im- plied a lack of tanigible results from the swing through Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Is- rael and Tunisia. Reporters were told in fact that Kissinger thought he had come to the end of the line when he first saw Egyptian President Anwar Sa- dat in Cairo on Tuesday night. In the Middle East, Kissinger reportedly obtained a mandate from, the Arab states and Israel to continue his peacemaking "ef- forts and the step-by-step strategy toward negotiations he now espouses. There were no visible results but none were anticipated, officials said. Before he left Tunis airport today, Kissinger issued a state- (See KISSINGER, Page 18) Fond du Lac Reporter 18 Pages Fond du Lac, Wis., Saturday, Nov. 15 Cents Weather Cloudy tonight with chance of showers developing. Lows in 30s. Sunday, mostly cloudy with chance of showers mainly southeast. Highs in 40s and tow 50s. Nov. 8, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 10 p.m. Midnight 2 a.m. 1974 1973 .69 .53 .47 .49 .45 40 Max. Min. 4 a.m. 6 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon .62 .39 19 ..38 ..36 ..39 ..51 ..53 Sunset p.m. Sunrise a.m. On the inside Area news .........Page 8 Builders news .....Page 11 Classified ads......Page 16 Page 17 Comics .............Page 10 Eating places......Page 12 Page 13 Editorial ...........Page 4 Entertainment .....Page 12 Page 13 Legal notices ......Page 16 Local news ........Page 2 Page 3 Obituaries..........Page 18 Religion news......Page 11 Sports news........Page 14 Page 15 .Women's news ....Page 5 Suspect is charged in Madison slaying MADISON, WU. (AP) Rob- ert E. Stover, 32, of Milwaukee, was charged with first degree murder Friday in connection with Thursday's slaying of Beth E. Ampey, 27, of Madison. Mrs. Ampey's body was dis- covered toy a babysitter who had gone to her apartment to care lor her children, 6 and 8 years old. The children were outside playing when their mother was killed. Police said Stover, an unem- ployed factory worker, 'turned himself in at police headquar- ters about sax hours after the shooting, and surrendered a pistol. They said Mrs. Ampey's ex- husband and parents, who live in St. Paul, Minn., were noti- fied of the death. Stover was held in Dane County Jail in lieu of bond. State cyclist Wiled (By tht Aueciitid Prtu) A car-motorcycle accident in Green Bay early today claimed one life, boosting Wisconsin's 1974 highway death count to 775 compared with 996 on this date one year ago. John Estel, 24, of rural Lux- emburg died shortly after he was injured when .his mo- torcycle collided witlua car on Green Bay's East Side at about a.m. today. n, Body of woman is found; no foul play is suspected The body of a woman ap- parently in her early 20s was found this morning in a marsh between Fond du Lac and Eden, according to Sheriff's Department officials. Hunters found the body near County Trunk H and Highway 45. Sheriff's Depart- ment officials said there are no apparent signs of foul play, but the investigation is con- tinuing. An autopsy was scheduled by County Coroner Frank Decker this morning at St. Agnes Hospital. The name of the woman is being withheld by authori- ties pending notification of her family. State can cope with strike of us can realize" A. D. Sutherland admits to reading the Reporter editorial page first thing when he gets his paper know what's the biggest thing in Warsaw today? American jokes, that's what! Another thing that's nice about your newspaper: You can't stuff a couple of TV sets into wet shoes and help dry them out. THIS SIGN was posted on the front door of the Reporter: "Here you'll find cast iron and steel; metal chips and machines being made with zeal; each day people come here many, not few; the front door contains your very next clue" it was for Eagle Patrol of a certain scout troop on a treasure hunt the mail brought nice notes from Judy Beerbaum, 166 E. 10th St., president of the League of Women Voters, saying, "Your help at the Voter Forum with educating the public Is appreci- from Mrs. Raymond Scharf on a hot political issue; MILWAUKEE (AP) Spokesmen for Wisconsin gov- ernment and industry say the threatened United Mine Wor- kers coal strike will not have a serious effect on the state un- less it lasts more than a month. Most major public utilities businesses and say they have developed contingency plans in case the union walks out of the mines as scheduled Tuesday, but no serious problems will de- velop for Wisconsin unless the strike lasts more than a month. "Even then, it's hard to pre- dict what would said Lanny Smith, a staff engineer for the Wisconsin Public Serv- ice Commission in Madison. Several major Milwaukee in- dustries, including Briggs and Stratton, Cutler-Hammer and A.O. Smith, enough coal said they supplies to have keep production at normal levels for four to six weeks. The American Motors plant in Milwaukee will not be affect- ed, officials said, because it has adequate alternate energy sup plies, while the AMC plant in Kenosha has no coal worrie for at least six weeks. However, the state's utilities which use 85 per cent of the coal in Wisconsin, are ready to take emergency measures in case there is an extended walk out. Milwaukee's Wisconsin Elec trie Power Co., for instance, is considering a form of energy rationing if its coal supplies run dangerously low. One option Turner defense motions heard Intense questioning by Atty. Henry Buslee highlighted this morning's pretrial hearing to consider motions by the defense for Gerald Turner, who is charged in connection with the death of Lisa French on Halloween in 1973. The first motion considered involved suppression of a statement made by Turner to police officials on Aug. The first witness called by the state was Robert Anderson, chief polygraph examiner for the State Crime Lab at Madison. The court was told during his testimony that Turner was first examined on the poly- graph on Aug. 2 and that testimony then proved incon- clusive. Under questioning by Turner's attorney, Anderson indicated that the test showed Seats for tots hold threat from Bobbi and Cheri Hooo- man. Route 1, North Fondy athletic teams; and from Mrs. Herbert Schumann. May- v'lle, writing "thanks" for the recioe edition Ed Larson, a political history graduate of W'lHams cnusetfs, College rushed in Massa- west last to heln out Tim PetrJ's for fne US Senate he now w'H foin the of Ohio Sen. Robert Taft .Tr hi V7IHW i- Washington, D.C. (179: ll-W-74) 'weeks. DETROIT (AP) General Motors Corp. today notified owners of car seats for babies that a potential hazard exists if the seats are used out- side the vehicles. GM said there is no danger if the seat is used properly inside the car. It said the problem arises if the safety belts on the baby seats are adjusted in such a way that the infant can slip down and catch its neck in the opening. GM said this happened to an infant a few months ago and two similar accidents were re- ported to the firm in recent It said none of the accidents was fatal. GM notified the federal Con- sumer Product Safety Commis- sion of the problem and of its solution, an adjustment of the belts so the opening would be so small a child's neck could not get stuck in it. GM said about of the seats in question nave been manufactured, with about 000 in customer hands. The baby seat sells for around GM said it told the supplier firm, Hamill Manufacturing Di- vision of Firestone Tire ft Rub- ber Co., Washington, Mich., to halt production of the units. Turner was possibly not telling the truth. A second polygraph examination was scheduled for Aug. 8 in Fond du Lac following the test on Aug. 2, Anderson testified. The polygraph examiner testified under further ques- tioning by Buslee that when the Aug. 8 exam was set up, Turner said he did not want to submit to another lie de- tector test. Anderson then reviewed with Turner some of the questions from the first poly- graph test. Turner asked several hypothetical questions and an oral interview ensued. Anderson and Special Agent Louis Tomaselli were present for the oral interview in which Turner made state- ments about his implication in the death of Lisa Ann. Turner was asked if he would make a statement in writing, and he agreed to do so. By p.m., a five page statement or confession was completed. It was expected the hearing would continue throughout the day as the state had several more witnesses to summon when a noon mass was called at a.m. would be to cut all electric power to different areas for an hour a day. That plan, which has been submitted to the Public Service Commission for approval, would also affect customers of Wisconsin Michigan Power, a Wisconsin Electric subsidiary serving Appleton and extreme northern Wisconsin. Wisconsin Power and Light Co. of Madison, which serves 38 central and southern Wisconsin counties, says it has been stockpiling coal and now has a 45-day cushion at its Rock Riv- er and Blackhawk plants, a 67- day supply at its Sheboygan fa- cility and a 120-day backlog at its Cassville plant. Madison Gas and Electric Co reports a 90-day coal reserve. Wisconsin Public Service Corp. estimates a 150-day sup- >ly at its main plant in Green Jay and a 65-day stockpile at ts Wausau facility. Stanley York, die state ener- gy chief, said his office has also been looking into emergen- cy steps in case of a pro- onged coal strike. 'We're doing some contin- gency he said. "If there's a strike, we'll call those companies that have fuel and try to get them to sell some to hose that don't." However, he said the state has no authority to establish an allocation program, and thus ar the federal government has been reluctant to move in that direction. York agreed with most of the utility officials who said things could be much rougher during he threatened strike if Wiscon- in had less nuclear power capability. In this state about 35 per cent of our electricity is gener- ted by nuclear he said, "so we have some shifting nasources." Library makes room Kathleen Gray, assistant librarian at the South Milwaukee Public Library, thumbs through a comic book Friday. The library's new comics section is designed to make youngsters feel more at home and, perhaps, interest them ultimately in reading more traditional library fare. (AP Wirephoto) Comics are taken seriously at library By TIMOTHY HARPER MILWAUKEE (AP) A 12 year-old boy entered the Sout Milwaukee library tentatively obviously uncomfortable amon the ominous tall stacks of thicl books. "Where are the he asked a librarian. Within minutes, he was ea gerly poring over a copy of a vintage Superman comic book a smile on his face. South Milwaukee recently in stituted the comic book pro gram, believed to be one of the first in the country, to lure more youngsters to its public li brary. "We believe in bringing i sense of fun to the Don Dorrance, the library di rector, said. "It's a promotion- al thing. We want young adults to feel at home at the library." He said many pre-teen and teen-age students go to the li- brary only if they must, usually for drudgery over reference books to complete a distasteful school assignment. "They always associate li- braries with school as- sistant director Kathleen Gray said. "We are trying to get ma- terials for young people in which they are interested, such as comic books. Miss Gray said comic books many books and magazines favored by adults. "They are as valid to read as anything within the context of their she said. Besides, Dorrance said, maybe a few of the youngsters who visit the library to absorb comic ooks will become inter- ested hi traditional library fare, as classic children's liter- ature. "The comic book is frosting on tht cake, the cafce being the are as important to youngsters as are the other books, rich and merit- he said. Dorrance said the library is building its comics file, like its dress pattern lending file, from donations. He said anything and every- thing that isn't obscene or in poor taste, such as under-' ground comics, will be accept- ed. "We'll accept anything, not just those with so-called social- ly redeeming he said, specifically mentioning Archie, Superman, Batman, The Flint- stones, Capt. Marvel, Spider Man and monster comics. In the WSRLD NEWS Calley freed of military custody COLUMBUS, Ga. federal judge today freed for- mer Army Lt. William L. Calley from military custody by signing an order releasing him on his personal recognizance in lieu of bond. In unexpected back-to-back developments Friday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Calley freed on bail, and Army Secretary Howard "Bo" Callaway announced he was parolling Calley effective Nov. 19. Except for three months when he was free on bail earlier this year, Calley has been in Army custody since his conviction in March for killing at least 22 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai. Thomson next Agriculture Secretary? LA CROSSE, Wis. Vernon Thomson, R-Wis., defeated in his re-election bid Tuesday, may be in line to succeed Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz, a La Crosse radio station reported today. Station WLCX quoted Thomson aide John Proctor as saying there was talk in Washington of President Ford nam- ing Thomson, a longtime friend in Congress who was de- feated by Democrat Alvin Baldus, to the post when Butz resigns. Butz has not revealed any plans to leave the cabinet, but Proctor indicated a change might be in the offing, the station reported. Strong earthquakes rock Peru LIMA, Peru strong earthquakes shook Pen today, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The first quake lasted about a minute, and in Lima puts of buildings damaged by previous quakes fell to the walk. No other details were immediately available. Tht last quake to hit Peru was Oct. 3, killing O persons. The most devastating quake ever recorded in South America hit Peru in 1171 and killed persons. Another were listed as missing.   

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