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   Neenah-Menasha Northwestern (Newspaper) - May 13, 1975, Oshkosh, Wisconsin                               I Edition of the Oslikosh Daily North western Associated Press, United Press International 108th year Oshkosh, Wis., Tuesday, May 13, 1975 36 Pages 154 Bureaucrat admits job not too hard Jubal Hale WASHINGTON (AP) Jubal Hale admits he's'a bu- reaucrat with little to do. So he spends his working hours reading and listening to Beethoven records at his office- Hale says it's not that he to earn his salary as executive secretary of the Fed- eral Metal and Non-Metallic Safety Board of Review. It's just that the board has never had anything to re- view in its four years, Hale said in an interview. "We have been expecting -to be abolished for over two Hale said. "Bills have been introduced in Congress to abolish us. But nothing happened." The administration is asking for in annual upkeep for the office in the President's budget for fis- cal year 1976. Hale was contacted after Rep. Ken Hechler, D-W. Va., charged in a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting Monday that the board was "a totally useless, toothless and do-less government agency which has never earned its pay." Hechler called for the board to be abolished. Hale said he doubted any objections would come from his office if Congress did just that. "We have been extremely candid with Hale said. "Our annual reports are clear and concise. We have had no cases." The five-member board was set up to hear appeals from non-coal mine operators ordered to shut down by the Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration as unsafe. A MESA spokesman expressed surprise that the board was still in operation. "I thought it had been abolished some time he said. There were closure orders last year but not one was appealed to Bale's board. Hechler said that mine operators have another avenue of appeal through the Interior secretary. He described a trip to the board's offices last week. "The door was open, the telephone was off the hook, and nobody was said the congressman. "The coffee-making equipment was; elaborate. A large stereo set was in the office of the executive secretary with Beethoven records stacked high." Hale said he.was visiting the Interior Department and his secretary was home sick when Hechler visited, so no one was manning the office. He did not dispute description. Hale, 46, said his board can only be abolished by congressional action and that- he thinks Hechler and other congressmen "should stop making diatribes against us" and, m effect, put up or shut up. Probe finds CIA actions legitimate, except... WASHINGTON (UPI) Except for "one or two rath- er major exceptions" the CIA's domestic activities were related to legitimate work of the spy agency, ac- cording to the vice chairman of the Rockefeller. Commis- sion. Summing up 18 weeks of testimony by nearly 50 wit- nesses, former Treasury Sec- retary C. Douglas Dillon said he personally took exception to original reports the agency was engaged in massive illegal domestic spying against Americans. The panel, headed by Vice President Nelson -Rockefel- ler, finished hearing wit- nesses Monday in its investi- gation of the CIA, and set- tled down to write the report it will give to President Ford June 6. Dillon said the group found no major surprises beyond the original news re- ports last December con- cerning CIA domestic activi- ty. He predicted the panel would shed no- new light on the assassination of Presi- dent John F. Kennedy, al- though it investigated re- ports the killing was linked to the CIA. Dillon said the public would have to wait for the report for the specifics of the CIA's domestic activities and for its findings related to re- ports that the spy organiza- tion was involved in plots to assassinate foreign leaders, sion, is that with one or two He would only say the assas- rather major exceptions, ev- sination investigation cen- tered on Cuban Premier Fi- del Castro, and he would not reveal the panel's con- clusions. "Was there any indication of massive lawbreaking domestic spying by the Dillon was asked. "Not in my he replied, "My own personal opinion, which is not neces- sarily that of the commis- erything that was done was rather peripheral and con- nected in one way or another with the legitimate work. "The allegation is that the agency was devoting a major part of its time on domestic areas when it was supposed to be operating Dil- ilon said. "I don't think this was the case." Dillon said he was sur- prised by initial reports that the CIA had engaged in ille- gal domestic activity. Except for more details, he said, "We didn't dig up anything that-wasn't there (in news- paper reports) that sur- prised me." Regarding reports that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated Kennedy in retaliation for an unsuccessful CIA plot against Castro, Dillon said: "We have testimony by cer- tain people it was not" the case. Marines may be flown into Thailand in Bankruptcy increasing By The Associated Press More American individuals and businesses filed bank- ruptcy petitions in March than in any other month in .history, the government says. This reflects a steady increase in the number of people unable to cope with inflation and recession. Over-all bankruptcy filings for fiscal 1975 are running 35 per cent higher than a year earlier and the number of fi- nancial failures for the year that ends June 30 could set a record. March is the latest month All aboard! for which figures are avail- able. The statistics cover two kinds of bankruptcy filings: those by individuals or busi- nesses who ask the court to declare them bankrupt and those by people or com- panies seeking relief from creditors while .they work out a system of paying their bills. The Administrative- Office of the United States Courts, which records the number of bankruptcy and relief peti- tions filed in every federal judicial district, provided this update on Monday: House spokesman said U.S. military planes were keeping the captive ship under ob- servation. Ford was kept informed of the developments throughout the night, .White House offi- cials said. __ If diplomacy fails, Ford will face the difficult deci- sion of whether to use mili- tary force to rescue the ship Mayaguez and its 39-man crew. Adding to that diffi- culty, some' administration sources said, was the ques- tion of whether the United Continued page 2, col. 1 Appleton boy hit by car dies APPLETON A three- year-old Appleton child was killed Monday afternoon when he ran into the path of a car. Ryan Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Enckson, 820 S. Mason St., was pro- ..ru-i nounced dead about an hour neighbors Kukrit told_ Just after a 5 White which occurred in the 1200 block of Prospect Avenue. Miss Denise Johnson; 16, of St., Menasha, was the driver of-the car. A spokesman for Bernard There were bank- Kemps, Outagamie County ruptcy filings in December, Coroner, said the driver no- in January, in tlced the cnlld standing on February and in the-sidewalk as she ap- March. There was a similar pattern a year earlier, but the rate of climb was less and the numbers involved were smaller. WASHINGTON (AP) The United States will fly about Marines to Thai- land in the crisis over Cam- bodia's seizure of a U.S. car- go ship, Pentagon sources reported today. K The sources said the Ma- rines would be flown from Okinawa to the U.S. air base at Utapao in southern Thai- land. There was no immediate word about what use would be made of the Marines once they reached Thailand, but the move apparently was de- signed to back up President Ford's warning of possible "serious consequences" if new Cambodian govern- ment does not release the merchant ship Mayaguez and its crew. However, Thai Prime Min- ister Kukrit Pramoj said today that Thailand will not permit the United States to use Thai air bases for mili- tary action against Cam- bodia, including any armed attempt to secure the return of the ship. "We will not allow the American troops to use our soil for any war. We have enough trouble with Asian an impromptu news confer- ence in response to a ques- tion on the seizure of the American ship. Kukrit commented before reports of the Marines pre- paring to fly in. The White House said, meanwhile, that the May- aguez, seized Monday about eight miles from a small is- land in the Gulf of Thailand, had been moved to the is- land of Koh Tang, some 30 miles from the Cambodian coast, under escort of two Cambodian gunboats. The United States was working through inter- mediary countries to obtain release of the merchant ship, but also was preparing a number of military options. Marines-could be flown by helicopter or carried by am- phibious ship to the location of the vessel if Ford should decide to commit them in some effort to retake the Mayaguez. A number of U.S. 7th fleet ships .were ordered Monday to start steaming from the South China Sea area toward the Gulf of Thailand, but they were given no orders to act beyond that. crisis over 7 v ship were bank- ruptcy filings in March, 13 per cent or more fil- ings than in October, the previous single highest month on record, and 42 per, cent or filings'more than in March 1974. total number of bankruptcy filings for the first nine months of fiscal 1975 was 35 per cent more than the filings in the first nine months of 1974. people have .been going broke each month.- No breakdown was avail- able on how many bank- ruptcy filings were made by individuals and how many by businesses. But in fiscal 1974, only 11 per cent of all petitions were filed by busi- nesses. Russians crowd visiting U.S. ship LENINGRAD, USSR (UPI) Soviet sailors linked .arms and policemen shouted orders through bullhorns today in a desperate effort to control thousands of Rus- sians struggling to get aboard a visiting American warship here. U.S. Naval officers estimated that Russians pouted up the gangplank of the guided missile frigate USS Leahy within 90 minutes of its opening to the pub- lic. Despite intermittent rain and a sudden hailstorm, a Warmer tonight Parriy cioudy and warmer tonight with overnight lows in the 40s. Inside Weather.............Page 2 Editorials...........Page 6 Women's............Page 10 Comics...............Page 12 TV-Movies..........Page 12 Sports................Page 17 Theaters.............Page 20 Obituaries______Page 24 Markets.............Page 24 Want Ads...........Page 25 further lined up on the River Neva pier. The the guided missile destroyer USS Tattnall arrived Monday in an exchange visit to mark the 30th anniversary of World War H victory in Eu- rope. Two Soviet ships are visiting Boston. Only 300 Russians were on- hand to see their arrival the first American warships to visit the Soviet Union since the war and the first to berth at Leningrad for 113 years. The American officers said publication of the news of the visit apparently sparked off the stream of visitors- There were further hectic scenes aboard the Leahy when American crewmen began distributing the Rus- sian language publication Amerika and visitors struggled to grab copies. XJ.S. sailors added to the confusion when they went ashore on bicycles for city tours, riding, through the crowds on the pier. An English-speaking Soviet naval officer joined the American welcoming party at the gangway in an effort to control the crowds which were permitted aboard in groups of 100-150. The schedule called for public visiting for three and a half hours Tuesday and two and a half hours Wednesday. proached the traffic lights at Prospect .and Mason Streets, but that she did not realize the child was going to "at- tempt to cross the street un- til she heard a thud. The accident happened about two and a half blocks from the child's home. The Erickson child's death represents the first traffic fatality in Appleton this year, the sixth in Outagamie County, and the 224th in the state. On the same date last year Appleton had no traffic fatal-" Hies, Outagamie County had five, and Wisconsin had 229. His death raised the state traffic death toll to 247 today, compared with 229 on this date a year ago. Laos may be evacuated VIENTIANE, Laos (UPI) An authoritative source said today the U.S. govern- ment has decided to remove some of the Americans and their dependents from Laos as the Communist Pathet Lao tightens its grip on the country. The disclosure came as the capital emerged from a three-day holiday weekend that saw the resignation and flight from the country of several rightist ministers and loyalist generals as well as a large number of other senior military officers. State boards to be reviewed MADISON (IJJPI) Do the boards that license certain occupations in Wisconsin heip or hurt the pockelbooks of the consuming public? There are opinions on both sides of the question, but the state Justice Department is reviewing the rales and practices of the 18 boards in the Wisconsin Department of Regulating and Licensing. "We plan to review the rules and tell the examining boards the ones we consider said As- sistant Attorney General Mi- chael Zaleski, who along auto repairmen, with Attorney General Bron- Some claim occupational son La FolleUe have been self-regulation results ui- openly critical. timately in higher prices for There are boards to exam-._consuniers because of rc- ine, regulate, license and qulremghis which make en- supposedly discipline such try into a field difficult, thereby cutting competition. Then there is the so-called diverse occupations as op- tometrists, watchmakers, hearing aid dealers, real es- "grandfather which talc brokers, nursing home exempts those already in the operators and others. Bills have been introduced to add opticians, advertising practitioners, social workers, family and marriage coun- selors and television and occupation from the licens- ing examinations required by a new board. "They say they're doing this (creating a board) to make sure all the opticians, for example, meet the re- Zaleski said. "But none of the ones al- ready practicing have to take it. Tell me how the pub- lic is served by that." La Follette said legislation to create the boards "ap- pears to be fence-me-in leg- islation. There's a built-in predisposition to strictly lim- it the number of new licens- es granted." "It's always sold to the lawmakers on grounds of protecting the public from fraud, sharp practices and incompetence, but that's not always the case." Rep. Harout Sanasarian, D-Milwaukee, said he thought liie surge for new li- censing boards was because of the poor economic situ- ation. He said he distrusted the boards. "We just don't need total self-regulation of most of these Sanasa- rian said. "They are not dis- honest, but self-interest in- variably becomes more im- portant than the public in- terest." SOUTH VIETNAM Communist Controlled The U.S. merchant seized aguez was bodian naval vessel in the Siam Monday. The ship was U.S. merchant ship seized ship "May- "-bound from Hong Kong to Thai- _by a land. President Ford Monday called the seizure "an act of pi- racy." Newsmap Ford legal powers to use force abroad in confusion WASHINGTON (UPI) Congres- sional sources say there is some-con- fusion about President Ford's legal power to use military force if he so chooses to get back a U.S. merchant ship and crew seized by Cambodians. On one hand, the sources said, the President has a constitutional duty to protect U.S. property and citizens. He could cite precedents back to 1793, when President John Adams fought France over shipping rights and 1801, when Marines swarmed ashore at Tri- poli to recover the U.S. naval frigate Philadelphia and its crew from Bar- bary Coast pirates. Ford, however, is bound by the 1973 War Powers Act, which restricts his use of military forces abroad in the .ab- sence of a declaration of war to 60 days unless Congress orders an end to such use sooner. Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., one of the chief architects of the war powers legislation, said Monday it would per- mit the President to act militarily in the Cambodian situation. But some congressional staff sources believe this authority is clouded by the congressional order to former Presi- dent Nixon to end U.S: involvement in Indochina by Aug. 15, 1973. That legislation said specifically that U.S. military forces would be banned after that date on, over or off the shores of Cambodia, Laos and South Vietnam. A House International Relations Committee source said there is some thought in Congress that the ban on U.S. forces in Indochina is still effec- tive and would bar military action, Charges JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) Dodge County Jndge Henry Gergen Jr. today dismissed all charges against 26 per- sons involved in the armed Indian takeover of the Ale- xian Brothers novitiate near Gresham. Gergen dismissed charges against all those charged with misdemeanors in the 34-day occupation which end- the tale to the Menominee tribe. The takeover was staged by the Menominee Warrior So- ciety, a militant tribal group- The 2i, arrested after they 'were escorted from the se- clnded mansion by anthor- ion takeover 'Hies when the settlement was annoBBced, were all charged with trespassing MT disorderly cMdict, Gergen, heard the ar- guments dismiss the charges May 1, had Mt yet heard defense mvtitas the feUny charges against the five Warrinr Society members charged with fel- onies in the Jan. 1 takeover. Attempt to save workers caught in tunnel delayed GREEN BAY (AP) A threat of another explosion forced postponement of a search lor construction crew- men who were caught by a violent blast in a tunnel Monday under the Fox Riv- en Portions of two bodies were discovered in the tun- nel, and officials said chan- ces were slim Uial any of the four crewmen had.survived the explosion. Drilling equipment being used to bore air shafts to- ward the gas-choked tunnel was not expected to complete its portion of the grim task until mid-morning today. Of- ficials said it was not known how much subsequent venti- lation would be required be- fore recovery work could re- sume. The Monday morning blast shook the city's north side about five minutes after the victims had begun their work shift. A search team entering the tunnel retreated when it encountered more gas which officials said might fuel an- other explosion. The workmen-were identi- fied as Charles Dunkerson, 39, of Racine, Darold J. Ba- dora, 35, of Greenfield, Wil- fred DeGrave, 47, of New Franken and Roger Uhlig, 32, of Cedarburg. Ken Peterson, president of the Milwaukee 'firm con- structing the tunnel, said tried to remain op- timistic about rescuing at least some of the workmen. "We have all beard stories about mine explosions, and how many have lived for days down Peterson said, "That is why we still have hope." Four other men were in- jured, none critically. The foar missing men were about 100 feet below the surface and an estimated feet from the mouth of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage Commission tun- nel, which is being built Ban- der the river. T NEWSPAPER!   

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