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   Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Stevens Point, Wisconsin                               tetrens Jtoml lafly Jmtnral THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1970 STEVENS POINT, WIS. 54481 lOc ASSOCIATED PRESS 75TH YEAR 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES Nixon, Gromyko Look For Areas Of Accord TALK AT THE WHITE HOUSE Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko of Russia gestures as he talks today at the White House with President Nixon. Gromyko is in the United States to attend the 25th anniversary meeting of the United Nations. (AP Wirephoto) Santa Cruz Slayings Appear Work Of Environmental Cult By JACK SCHREIBMAN SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) A bizarre declaration of war note left at a home where five persons were slain threatens death to anyone who "misuses the natural environment." The typewritten note, signed with the names of the four knights on fortune-telling tarot cards, said future killings would be carried out by the "People of the Free Universe." Disclosing the note Wednes- day two days after the slaying of wealthy eye surgeon Dr. Vic- tor M. Ohta and four others, Un- dersheriff Paul W. Tara urged the miles south of San remain calm. "We have to keep our cool. We are fighting a war and we might as well face Tara said. The undersheriff said the na- ture of the killings and the note indicated the five were slain by cultists. The note was found under the windshield wiper of Ohta's red Rolls Royce after the bodies of Ohta, his wife, two sons and sec- retary were discovered in a swimming pool at the family's hilltop home Monday night, Tara said. Until the note was made pub- lic, police had said they knew no motive for the slayings. They were trying to find two young men and a girl reported seen near another of the Ohtas' cars a station it was found abandoned on a rail- road track. "Today World War m will be- gin as brought to you by the People of the Free Universe. From this day forward anyone and-or company who misuses the natural environment or de- stroys same will suffer the pen- alty of death by the People of the Free Universe. "I and my comrades from this day forth will fight until death or freedom, against any- thing or anyone who does not support natural life on this plan- et, materialism must die or mankind will." The note was signed: "Knight of Wands "Knight of Cups "Knight of Pentacles "Knight of Swords." The pentacle is a five-sided figure associated with witch- Mayor Term Now Officially Four Years A deadline passed Wednesday and as a result Stevens Point will elect a mayor for a four year term next April. And the offices of controller and treasurer will be combined Charter ordinances lengthen- ing the mayor's term from two to four years and creating the office of controller-treasurer were passed in August by the Common Council. But if a petition is filed with- in 60 days of legal publication, a charter ordinance must be put to a referendum. Wednes- day was the final day, however, and no petitions were turned in at the city clerk's office. The Council has signaled its intent of increasing the mayor's pay, but so far has taken no action. The job now pays a year. The controller and treasurer are elective officials, and the combined office will also be elective, with the term two years. William Siebert is the incumbent controller and Syl- vester Jurgella is treasurer. Merging the offices continues a trend toward reducing the number of elective non-policy- making offices in Stevens Point. Positions which have disappear- ed from the ballot since 1165 include city engineer, assessor, street superintendent and parks superintendent Now the only ones remaining, besides the policy-making of- fices of mayor and alderman, are controller-treasurer, clerk, city attorney, health officer and city physician, the last chronically vacant. Two years ago, the Obuncfl to mate all but the at- torney's position appointive, but petitions were filed, a dm was bsid and the was beaten. Sees Hope For Achieving Goal In UP Campaign Optimism that the United Fund's goal can be reached has been expressed by Dan Sachs, drive chairman. At a campaign committee meeting this week, it was re- ported that about has been contributed. Firms and agencies reporting 100 per cent employe giving in- clude Parkinson's Clothes for First National Bank, Cooper Pontiac Olds, Citizens Savings and Loan Association, Nigbor Furs, the Portage Coun- ty Sheriff's Department and Catholic Social Services. First National Bank reported fair share giving by all but two em- ployes. Sachs asked Portage County residents to make their contri- butions before the official end of the campaign on Oct 31. Sentry Insurance has pledged to contribute 10 per cent of the funds in by that date. To date, the education divis- ion leads the United Fund cam- paign with 65 per cent of its goal attained.- Percentages in other divis- ions: mail and organizations, 37; professional, 36; corporate, 29; government, 24; retail, 24; town and country, 13; and con- struction, 10. Full Education Spending Okayed WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration ended its holdout today and agreed to spend the full billion appro- priated by Congress for educa- tion aid. Elliot L. Richardson, secre- tary of health, education and welfare, announced his depart- ment will allocate the entire million increase voted by jongrtts in, excess of the Presi- dent's budget mueat tor tduca- Cite University For Resource Education The Conservation Educator of the Year Award of the Wiscon- sin Wildlife Federation will be presented in Madison Saturday, Oct. 31, to Stevens Point State University. It will be accepted by Presi- dent Lee S. Dreyfus on behalf of the university. The Wildlife Federation noted that of the school's more than students are enrolled in natural resource fields. The education award is one of 13 which the WWF will pre- sent at its annual Governor's Conservation Awards banquet. It won't be the first honor re- ceived by the university from the Wildlife Federation in 1965, Nu Alpha Tau conserva- tion fraternity, then called Al- pha Kappa Lambda, won the Youth Conservationist Award. Others to be cited by the fe- deration at the Oct 31 banquet are: Ted Jaeger, Park Falls, wild- life conservationist award; Milt Stellrecht. Spooner, soil conser- vationist; Southeast Wisconsin Citizens Coalition for dean Air, conservationist; Operation Hard Hat, a summer employ- ment program for urban youth, youth conservationist; Del Cook, Oedarburg, water conservation- ist; Al Haukom, Fort Atkinson, forest conservationist; State Sen. Walter Hollander, legisla- tive conservationist; Phil De- Chant, Milwaukee, conserva- tion communicator; and Wiscon- sin Chapter of Trout Unlimited, conservation organization of the year. Special awards will go to Leo Nickasch, Neenah, for involving youth in environmental pro- grams, and to Green Thumb, a conservation work program for older citizens sponsored by the Wisconsin Farmers Union. To be named at the banquet is the state ccmtrvalonlst of the year. craft as a magical or talisman device, in fiction often used to summon up the devil. The Knights are the four suits of the 78-card tarot deck, used to tell one's fortune depending on which direction the large cards fall. Tara said the note was with- held initially so as not to alarm citizens. "The note itself is in the hands of some of the most com- petent analysts in the he said. He added: "We recognize the shock this senseless act has brought to our citizenry. We trust that the sober judgment of our residents will prevail over any emotional reaction. Besides Dr. Ohta, those slain were his wife, Virginia, 43, sons Derrick, 12, and Taggart, 11, and secretary, Dorothy Cadwal- lader, 38. Each of the victims was shot once in the back of the head, and Ohta also was shot in the back. All were dumped into the swimming pool of the mansion outside the city. The house was set afire. Firemen, looking for water to fight the blaze, discovered the bound, fully clothed bodies in the pool. Discovery of Mrs. Ohta's sto- len 1968 green Oldsmobile sta- tion wagon, smashed by a switch engine in a tunnel near Felton Tuesday evening, was the first announced solid clue in the case. Scores of law enforcement of- ficers fanned out through the surrounding redwood forest to look for suspects. The vehicle was empty when struck by the engine, but the motor was still warm, and an attempt had been made to burn the car. Two sets of footprints led from the vehicle. The tunnel is north of Santa Cruz, about seven miles from the killings and in an area abounding with hippie-type com- munes. The road and tracks below run alongside a redwood gorge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The sheriff's administrative as- sistant, Lou Keller, said whoev- er drove the car on the tracks 'just had to have local knowl- He added, '1 travel that road every day and I didn't know the tunnel was there." Keller said the area's "indi- gent transient" population was wing questioned, but other pos- sibilities were not being ruled out The two youths and girl were being sought because a woman real estate agent reported ear- lier Tuesday spotting the station wagon parked off the road In some brush near Felton. The hree were reported seen near- by, where campfire ashes were found. A friend of the Ohtas said MM. Ohta told her two montnr ago that her husband had to chase six "hippMypta" off tht torch. Dr. Ohta was known to have provided free medical to NNIM hippie-types, but there vat M official speculation on my relationship. By LEWIS GUIJCK WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon talked with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gro- myko for two and a half hours today in a meeting which the White House termed "help- ful for laying the basis for im- proved relations between the United States and the Soviet Un- ion." "A major part of the Presi- dent's address to the U.N. Gen- eral Assembly in New York Fri- day will deal with U.S.-Soviet relations, press secretary Ron- ald L. Ziegler added. The White House spokesman declined to say directly whether Nixon's business session with first with such a high Soviet official since taking eased U.S. doubts about Kremlin interest in nego- tiating on various East-West differences. But he portrayed the talk today as having been "con- ducted in a friendly atmosphere throughout." "For our part I can say the discussions were Zie- gler said. "It is felt that the meeting was helpful for laying the basis for improved relations between the United States and the Soviet Union." And "we also believe that the meeting was useful from the standpoint that it allowed the President to give the Soviet for- eign minister his personal and direct expressions on the sub- jects he said. U.S.-Soviet relations, general problems of European security, U.S.-Soviet stratgic arms limi- tation talks the Mid- east and Vietnam were the top- ics Ziegler listed in today's conversations. Exchanging cordial chit-chat before getting down to serious issues such as the Mideast, the U.S. and Soviet leaders first conferred for some two hours in the President's oval office in the White House, aides said. Nixon then escorted Gromyko to the nearby Executive Office building for a brief private chat, the sources said. Gromyko left the White House shortly afterward, officials said. Gromyko's appointment was scheduled originally to last about an hour. U.S.-Soviet relations have chilled recently, particularly with U.S. charges of Soviet- Egyptian violations of the Mid- east truce. Gromyko Wednesday denounced the charges as fabri- cations in a U.N. speech. What Washington is still inter- ested in, officials said, is the ex- tent to which the Soviets will be willing to forego cold war skir- mishing and negotiate seriously on items where there are possi- bilities for agreement Administration worry over Kremlin intent soared last month after U.S. intelligence re- ported evidence of Soviet-Egyp- tian Mideast truce violations and possible construction of a Russian submarine base in Cuba. But after meeting with Gro- myko last Friday and again Monday, Secretary of State Wil- liam P. Rogers found the atmos- phere good enough for a one- hour White House appointment for the Soviet leader. Rogers said Gromyko asked for the date with Nixon, without specifying any particular sub- ject matter, and that he did not know whether Gromyko was bringing a message from Krem- lin chiefs to the President. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon would dis- cuss U.S.-Soviet issues, the Mid- east and his Indochina peace plan with Gromyko. The Rogers-Gromyko sessions deadlocked on the Mideast issue and both sides stood fast to their opposing positions on Vietnam. The Cuba incident was closed after secret diplomatic contacts and public Soviet disavowal of intent to install a missile sub base. Gromyko retreated from what the Americans had rated as an unacceptably tough Soviet de- mand in the current ambassado- rial talks on Berlin. And the two foreign ministers joined in hop- ing for progress in U.S.-Soviet strategic arms curb negotia- tions resuming in Helsinki next month. New Defense Strategy For US Taking Shape By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration is turning toward a defense strategy grounded chiefly in massive nu- clear retaliation, although the United States no longer enjoys the clear atomic superiority it held over the Soviet Union a decade ago. Despite severe pressure to slash military spending, Secre- tary of Defense Melvin R. Laird has given every indication this nation intends to keep its strate- gic nuclear striking thus its ished. Worried over spectacular Russian missile growth during the past five years, Laird has said repeatedly the United States may be forced to buy a costly new sea-based missile system or an advanced bomber if the strategic arms limitation talks should fail. To help pay for maintaining a strong nuclear shield and for modern military equipment of many kinds, the Pentagon is cutting uniformed manpower drastically. While the conventional force slashes tend to point up the na- tion's reliance on its nuclear power for security, the United States is in' no sense returning to the "brinkmanship" diploma- cy attributed to the Eisenhower administration. Quite the contrary. The Nixon administration is emphasizing confrontation its conventional force re- duction goes hand in hand with a pullback from overseas mili- tary involvements. But some, including Army of- State Air Charter Violations Charged MILWAUKEE (AP) Three Wisconsin airplane charter one which has flown the University of Wis- consin football team and the Milwaukee Bucks basketball charged Wednes- day with violation of the Fed- eral Aviation Act. The firms named in the fed- eral complaint are Business Air- craft, Inc., Green Bay; G. C. Landry, doing business as Beechcraft Sales and Charter, East Troy, and Easier Flight Service, Inc., Oshkosh, which was used by the Wisconsin foot- ball team to fly to the Iowa game two weeks ago. They have acted in concert, the complaint said, with the firm which owned a plane that crashed this month, killing 13 Wichita State football players. The plane, owned by Jack Richards Aircraft, Inc., Okla- homa City, Okla., crashed in the Rocky Mountains Oct. 2, claim- ing 29 lives in all. The University of Wisconsin has been assured the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had approved the Basler firm, Bill Aspinwall, assistant to Ath- letic Director Elroy Hirsch, said Wednesday night. talked to Warren Basler (president of Basler) said Aspinwall. who said Wis- consin has hired the firm for the flight to Bloomington for Satur- day's Indiana game. "He as- sured me the FAA had approved tu> planes In all respects." said the FAA had checked over all his planes three weeks ago, and everything checked out" Aspinwall said. asked him to doubtecneck." Aspinwall said he called Baa. ter to cheek final plans for this weekend's fnfht-on tht same used for the flight to Iowa Oty. Batter declined to comment on tht complaint. Other officials could not be rtaoWd. The federal complaint said, among other things, the three Wisconsin firms and Jack Rich- ards Aircraft, Inc., did not hold at the time of the violations, a commercial operator certificate which would authorize them to fly a large aircraft for compen- sation or hire in air commerce. Other violations listed in the complaint included repeated op- eration of an aircraft which had not been inspected and approved for service within a year and the takeoff of a plane without minimum prescribed weather conditions. Three planes identified in the complaint as registered in the name of Business Aircraft would be seized by a federal marshal, said David J. Cannon, U.S. at- torney. It asked the court to condemn the aircraft and order them sold to satisfy liens total- ng The complaint said the de- fendant became subject to liens because of civil penalties arising out of the alleged violations in which the aircraft were in- volved. The three firms are subject to civil penalties not to exceed for each violation. The amounts listed in the complaint are Basler Service, Inc., 000; Business Aircraft, Inc., and Beechcraft Sales Charter, 12.000. Tht three planes named in the 10-page complaint include a DCS and two Martin 404s. Flights mentioned include those by the Midwest Breeders Associ- ation, personnel of Shopko, Corp., Green Bay; the Universi- ty of Bay bas- ketball team and Personnel of Roth Distributing Ob., MUwau- kee. Tht complaint said Basler, Btteheraft and Richards Air- craft acted in oonotrt last De- cember to carry tht Muwaukee Bucks on a road trip and on oth- er believe the virtual nu- clear parity now existing be- tween the United States and Russia makes the non-nuclear military forces even more im- portant than before. "Since the Soviets now have less fear of nuclear retaliation we can expect them to test oui will at lower levels of says Secretary of the Army Stanley Resor. There is reason to believe the number of Americans in service may be reduced to about 2.< million by mid-1972. This wouk be about below the present level, 1.1 million under the Vietnam war peak in 1968 and slightly below the 1960 lev el. Under present plans the Army will be trimmed to 23 2-3 divi- sions by next June, six divisions below the high point in Vietnam and two 2-3 divisions smaller than just before the Vietnam war. In 1960, the Army had 1 divisions. The Navy, following a series of fleet cutbacks, is entered for a force of about 614 ships aver aging 16.4 years in age. By com- parison, the Navy in 1960 had 812 ships averaging 12.3 years in The Navy faces a further loss in aircraft carriers. Current plans call for 14 attack carriers compared to 16 at the height ol the Vietnam war, and studies under way could lower the car- rier strength to 12 vessels. Meanwhile, the fleet has only four antisubmarine warfare car- riers left to deal with a growing Soviet underwater threat. In 1960, the Navy had 14 at- tack carriers and 9 devoted to antisubmarine warfare mis- sions. The Air Force is better off in tactical fighter squadrons, with 84 such units today compared with 61 ten years ago. But the conventional force cutback is al- most certain to drain away tac- tical fighter strength. In airlift, the Air Force has 51 squadrons of transports to haul Bake-Rite To Break Ground For New Plant The Bake-Rite Bakery, which had been planning to break ground for its new plant in Plo- ver next spring, will do so Mon- day instead. President Homer Loomans said footings will be laid and he steel building erected this all. Finishing work will start n the spring and the company to be in production there in August, months earlier than expected. Bake-Rite is now in a plant at 1900 Wood St. that it has occupied since 1927. The bulki- ng, which once housed the old Polish Brewery, is too small and outmoded for the company's present operations, said Loom- ans. The firm is seeking to sell t. The new building will be on loover Road, north of the Green Bay It Western Railroad tracks, t will have square feet of floor space, which Loomans said is about four times the us- able space in the present bulki- ng. Nearly all the equipment will be new, he said. A groundbreaking ceremony ifonday at p.m. will launch the building project. The gen- eral contractor is Helgesttel Corp. of JanesvUlfl, a firm specializing In industrial build- Ings. Bake-Rite employs 110 to US persons In Stevens Point, At- tending on tht season, and dis- ributes its products throughout Wisconsin. troops and their equipment, 16 squadrons fewer than 10 years ago. The quality of airlift has im- proved, with faster and longer- range aircraft introduced in the past 10 years. All services have better weapons today. However, sea would haul about 90 per cent of army and marine gear over- seas, is in worse shape because of fewer and older ships, along with deterioration of the U.S. Merchant Marine. The Marine Corps is returning to its pre-Vietnam level of three divisions and three supporting air wings, the same as existed in 1960. A decade ago, critics claimed the Eisenhower administration had starved conventional forces and left the United States with little choice between nuclear holocaust and retreat or surren- der in the face of Communist challenges around the world. Congress responded by boosting the size of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to about 2.8 million men in 1562. But now the Nixon Mfnlnto- tration is moving to end the U.S. role as "policeman for the world." to move back from overseas deployments and to shift to friendly countries the chief responsibility for furnish- ing ground force manpower in their own defense. The steep reductions in the size of U.S. conventional forces are in tandem with this new "Nixon doctrine." But Secretary of the Army Resor, aware that the Russians have not slackened their con- ventional force organization nor reduced their troop structure, warned recently: "There is a limit to the amount the Army can safely be cut in personnel." Ice Age Park Proposal Signed WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon signed a bill Wednes- day authorizing federal funds to develop and operate the Ice Age National Scientific 32.500-acres scattered through Wisconsin. The signature came without comment only hours before the constitutional limit expired and the measure would have been automatically vetoed. The bill authorizes for development costs and a year for operating costs. Since the reserve was author- zed in 1964, Wisconsin has paid the bulk of the cost of buying and developing the includes Devils Lake State Park, the Sheboygan Marsh, the north unit of the Kettle Mo- raine State Forest, the Two Greeks burled forest the Camp- bellsport Drumlins, Cross Plains and the Mill Bluff and Inter- state Parks. The Weather Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and ihunderstonns tonight Warmer east and south night, the lows 46 to M cloudiness, of ahowera and storms Friday, the highs movtly in the (24 hraTending this noon) High, 57. Low, 45. Noon today, 67. Sunrise tomorrow, Sunatt tomorrow, JEWS PA PER I HE WSPAPER!   

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