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   Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - February 6, 1976, Stevens Point, Wisconsin                               teuens latlg journal FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1976 STEVENS POINT. WIS. 54481 15c ASSOCIATED PRESS 81ST YEAR 2 SECTIONS 16 PAGES Nixons will visit China this month TOKYO (AP) Former President Richard M. Nixon and his wife Pat have been in- vited to visit China beginning Feb. 21 and have accepted "with the official Hsinhua news agency said to- day. It said the visit will mark the fourth anniversary of the Nix- ons' first visit to China. "The historic visit to China made by President Richard Nixon of the United States of America and Mrs.. Nixon and the issuance of the joint com- munique by China and the United States in 1972 have played a significant role in im- proving Sino-U.S. Hsinhua said. "The Chinese side and for- mer President Nixon both con- sider that a revisit to China by him will be appropriate. The government of the People's Re- public of China has extended an invitation to him and Mrs. Nix- on to revisit China on February the fourth anniversary of their first visit. They have accepted the invitation with pleasure." Barbara Walters of NBC's "Today" show quoted govern- ment sources in Washington as saying China plans to send a plane to pick up Nixon in Cali- fornia. Nixon wasn't immediately available for comment. Chinese officials have said several times that they would welcome a visit by the former president. Nixon's 1972 visit to China opened the way for for- mal Chinese-American rela- tions. The United States had re- fused to recognize the Commu- nist government after its victo- ry over the Nationalist govern- ment following World War II. 13 interviewed for jobs on garbage trucks Thirteen people showed up for interviews for two City of Stevens Point garbage collecting positions Thursday at the County-City Building. One had a college degree, four others had two or more years of college and two were women. The city started out with 126 applicants for the jobs, and names were drawn to narrow the list to 14, plus three alter- nates. The number of applicants created concern in City Hall. There was no way to interview 126 applicants, said Mayor Jim Feigleson, and there were fears that whatever selection method the city chose might violate in the state Department of Ad- ministration, recommended drawing names. He sat in on some of the interviews yesterday, said Feigleson, and was satisifed that the drawing had produced a good cross- section of applicants. Included were two minority group members a black and a Chicano. Feigleson and City Clerk Phyllis Wisniewski conducted the interviews, and the mayor said he will select the two who will be hired. The city's advertisement for applicants said only that the positions were in the Street Department. However, the finalists were all notified before the interviews that the jobs were on the garbage trucks. New look sought at Commission on Women The Coalition of Portage County Women is inviting County Board members to a meeting in an effort to reverse a decision against creating a Commission on Women. The city-county commission was approved by the Stevens Point Common Council but was defeated last month by the County Board, 14-13. Pam Rewey, a spokesman for the coalition said the county supervisors are being invited to a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11, at? p.m. in the jury room of the County-City Building. She said the coalition members want to explain the purposes of the commission and answer questions. The commission would be an advisory body whose stated purposes would include assistance in implementing anti-discrimination laws, elimination of barriers to women's participation in community life, and im- provement of the human en- vironment. Lockheed payments to promote sales revealed MAKES STATEMENT Menominee County Sheriff Kenneth (Paddo) Fish Thursday reported that he shot John Waubanascum Jr. and Arlin Pamanet Tuesday after they fired at Un- dersheriff James Tourtillott. (AP Wirephoto) Sheriff Fish tells how he killed two By LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON WASHINGTON (AP) Lockheed Aircraft Corp. paid approximately million to Japanese government officials to smooth the way for huge air- craft sales contracts, Lock- heed's chief operating officer testified today. The officials were not imme- diately identified under ground rules established by the mul- tinational subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Com- mittee. A. C. Kotchian, Lockheed's chief operating officer and vice chairman of the board, told the committee the money was con- cealed in false receipts made out to another firm, the I-D Corp., headquartered in Hong Defense chief warns staff NEOPIT, Wis. (AP) Men- ominee County Sheriff Kenneth Fish told a news conference Thursday he shot and killed two men near here Tuesday night after the victims had fired shots at one of his depu- ties. The first shot, he said, was fired by one of the victims, John J. Waubanascum Jr., 27, a leader of a controversial takeover of an unused mansion near Gresham last year by the militant Menominee Warrior Society. Fish said in a prepared state- ment he killed Waubanascum and Arlin Pamanet, 26, with his 12 gauge shotgun outside Waubanascum's residence north of here. Waubanascum, he said, had emerged from the house with a rifle, shouting: "You want me? Come and get me. You're not going to take me in." The shootings have stirred another round of protest by sympathizers of the Warrior Society. A representative of the War- rior Society said today that fu- neral services for Waubanas- cum and Pamanet would be held Saturday morning. She also said that Alex Ask- enette Sr. and Lou Webster would discuss the shooting at a news conference later today. Askenette, a former deputy sheriff, filed a suit last year asking that Gov. Patrick Lucey be ordered to remove Fish from office. The 34-day takeover of the former Roman Catholic novi- tiate had been censured by Menominee tribal leaders. The latest incident widened a politi- cal breach between backers of the tribe's elected officials and their critics, many of them young members of the Warrior Society. While Fish read his state- ment to newsmen, whose ques- tions he declined to answer, about 15 persons demonstrated outside the meeting hall. They shouted that Fish is "manipulated by the FBI" and "uses facist, repressive tac- tics." His critics include a former deputy who demanded last year Lawsuit filed over Wolf Lake A lawsuit was filed in Circuit Court Thursday by two Waupaca real estate developers asking to void a Portage County rezoning decision at Wolf Lake, an amendment to the county zoning ordinance and a denial of a subdivision request. Leroy P. Belter and Dennis Lempicki filed the suit against the Town of Almond and Portage County as the result of actions taken by the County Board and the Almond Town Board which affect their property at Wolf Lake. In August 1974, the town board asked the county to rezone the land within feet of the lake to conservancy to preserve the lake in its present state and prevent development. County officials have said Wolf Lake is the county's only lake of its size still undeveloped and free of pollution. The County Board denied the request and an amended request covering the land within 500 feet of the lake, but in May 1975, approved rezoning within 500 feet. The amendment to the rezoning ordinance limited subdivisions in agriculture, conservancy, marina and commercial zoning districts by requiring lots of 1V4 acres and prohibiting major subdivision of over five lots in those districts. The county Planning and Zoning Committee twice rejected the preliminary plat of the proposed 61-lot, Wolf Lake Shores Subdivision because each time it failed to meet 23 different provisions of the zoning ordinance, one of them regarding the subdivision limitation. The land Belter and Lem- picki own is on the north shore of the lake and was designated in 1971 as future park land. Last year the County Board approved purchase of the land. Attempts to buy the land through negotiation failed and the county has begun con- demnation proceedings to acquire it for expansion of a small county park on the east shore. In the suit, Belter and Lempicki charge that the ac- tions of the two government bodies were directed only at them, were done to diminish the value of the property to make it more attractive for sale to the county as a park, greatly depressed the economic value of the property, unduly restricted their use of the land to "virtually no use at constructively takes the land for public use without com- pensation and represents an unreasonable exercise of police power. Portage County Dist. Atty. Daniel G. Golden said he will oppose the declaratory judgement sought by the' two. He said the county ap- proached the original owner of the land before Belter and Lempicki bought it and offered to purchase the property but the owner refused to sell it to the county. Golden also said the or- dinance amendment and rezoning followed legal procedures and the rejection of the subdivision proposal was based on it being substandard in many areas. that Fish be discharged for al- legedly firing a pistol reck- lessly to disperse a gathering of Indian youths. Fish said that, at the sugges- tion of Dist. Atty. Richard Sta- delman, -his wife and children have "left the area to stay with some friends." The sheriff said he and depu- ties went to the Waubanascum home Tuesday evening at the request of Waubanascum's wife, Elizabeth, who said her husband was making threats. Fish said Waubanascum pointed a rifle at Deputy James Tourtillott, who had his hands in the air. The sheriff said he ordered Waubanascum several times to put down the weapon, (See sheriff page2) Former dancer charged for false marriage promise A 24-year-old former go-go dancer has been charged with defrauding a 69-year-old Plover man out of by promising to marry him. Lois Morris, known in her dancing days as Coffee Montez, is charged with the fraudulent theft from Baldas Michelkamp, Willow Drive, Plover. This morning in Portage County Court, Judge Robert C. Jenkins set bond at and scheduled a preliminary hearing for p.m. Feb. 13. Thursday afternoon, Jenkins set bond at but lowered it after a car and Miss Morris' bank account were impounded today. According to the complaint, Michelkamp met her in 1974 while she was working as a dancer at the Platwood Club, Town of Carson, and offered to allow her to move into his home to live. The complaint says in 1975 she promised to marry him and the two discussed the possibility of using money he obtained from selling his farm near Ellis to purchase a home in Milwaukee occupied by her mother, who was on welfare. On Jan. 23 Michelkamp received for the sale of his farm, the complaint says, and she promised to marry him if he would buy the home. He bought her fur coats and a diamond ring and made out a check for to her, the complaint says, and they went to Milwaukee last Friday for the purpose of buying the house. The complaint says Michelkamp decided Monday to stop payment on the check but learned it had been cashed in Plover on Thursday, Jan. 29, the day before they went to Milwaukee. Portage County Sheriff's Department deputies then investigated the case, the complaint says, and learned that Miss Morris' mother is deceased. Kong. He said the approximately million in payments were part of a total million paid in Japan to several individuals, including civilians as well as government officials, in a series of payoffs starting in 1970. Kotchian indicated the pay- ments represented part of Lockheed's efforts to promote sales of its L1011 aircraft in Ja- pan. Lockheed, recipient of million in federal loan guaran- tees since 1971, also paid more than million to a "high gov- ernment official in the Nether- Kotchian testified. Committee Chairman Frank Church, D-Idahp, called the payment a bribe. Kotchian called the money a gift but said he would not quibble with Church's characterization. The Netherlands' official was not immediately identified. Kotchian's disclosure of pay- ments in Japan and the Nether- lands follows disclosures by the committee Wednesday that Lockheed paid more than million in the last few years to promote aircraft sales in other countries of Europe and in Ja- pan. In Los Angeles, Lockheed said a four-member panel of its directors has been formed to investigate the charges that it bribed foreign officials to buy its aircraft. In Tokyo, Prime Minister Takeo Miki declared today that all allegations of payoffs to Jobless rate of improprieties dfODS to 7.8% WASHINGTON (AP) Sec- WASHINGTON (AP) retary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said today "I will land all over" any military or civilian officials who accept en- tertainment from defense con- tractors or who engage in any other improprieties. Rumsfeld told a news confer- ence "there is no question that I will take a personal hand" in cracking down on such impro- prieties Congressional hearings have disclosed visits by military officers and civilian Pentagon officials to con- tractor-owned hunting lodges. The defense chief said that "I can think of few things more damaging and distracting from the fundamental issue" of maintaining the nation's mili- tary strength than a stream of disclosures "about people not conducting themselves in a way that is above suspicion." At his second Pentagon news conference since becoming sec- retary of defense in November, Rumsfeld stressed the theme that runs through the Ford ad- ministration's record bil- lion defense spending budget that there must be real growth in defense spending to reverse adverse trends of the past dec- ade and maintain "rough equivalence" with the Soviet Union. On other matters, Rumsfeld said: is not true that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger was ordered back from Moscow in late January because he was taking a negotiating position on nuclear arms limitations that had not been approved by the National Security Council. "I can assure you Secretary Kissinger faithfully executed the orders he received from the Rumsfeld said. He acknowledged there was a national security meeting dur- ing that period which he did not attend because he was at a NATO meeting in Hamburg, Germany. sidestepped giving any pubic opinion of the new Soviet proposal for an arms limitation agreement which Kissinger brought back from Moscow, saying that "any SALT pack- age will end up with a variety of elements and must be weighed in toto." WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's unemployment rate dropped from 8.3 per cent to 7.8 per cent in January, the largest monthly decline in the jobless rate in more than 16 years, the government said today. The Labor Department said total employment in January increased by the larg- est monthly job increase since early 1960 Total employment in the economy in January was 86.2 million, which was close to the prerecession peak employ- ment in July of 1974. The Labor Department fig- ures are sure to win the Ford administration support for its economic policies in 1976. The gains in employment were widespread throughout the economy, with only the teen-age jobless rate failing to improve. The Labor Department gave the following unemployment breakdown: men, 5.8 per cent, down from 6.6 per cent in De- cember. women, 7.5 per cent, down from 8 per cent. 7.1 per cent, down from 7.6 per cent. and other races, 13.2 per cent, down from 13.8 per cent. of households, 5.1 per cent, down from 5.7 per cent. men, 4.1 per cent, down from 4.8 per cent. workers, 7.3 per cent, down from 7.9 per cent. collar workers, 4.7 per cent, down from 4.8 per cent. collar workers, 9.4 per cent, down from 10.7 per cent. 19.9 per cent, up from 19.6 per cent in De- cember. The Labor Department said total employment in January was 2.1 million above the reces- sion low of last March, when the unemployment rate was 8.5 per cent. Among signs of an improving employment outlook have been a big decline in new unemploy- ment insurance claims in January, an increase in the av- erage work week to 40.3 hours and an increase in work over- time. The administration's 1976 forecast for unemployment is for about a 7.3 per cent rate by the end of the year. For all of 1976, unemployment is ex- pected to average 7.7 per cent and for 1977 average 6.9 per cent. Unemployment hit a reces- sion peak of 8.9 per cent in May and averaged 8.5 per cent for all of 1975. Rail reform bill signed by President MADISON, Wis. (AP) The million federal rail reform law signed by President Ford Thursday likely will mean million to million toward saving abandoned railroad lines in Wisconsin, according to John Fuller of the state Department of Transportation. He said the first Wisconsin project to benefit in subsidies will be the Ann Arbor Railroad car ferry linking Kewaunee and Manitowoc with Frankfort, Mich. Fuller said the Chessie Sys- tem also will qualify for aid if it succeeds in plans to abandon service between Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Kewaunee and Lu- dington, Mich. Two die in car, train collision By The Associated Press A car-train accident in Saw- yer County Thursday night claimed the lives of two young men and brought Wisconsin's 1976 traffic death toll to 59, compared with 76 on this date a year ago. Mike Bebe, 18, and Jerome Stizer, 21, both of Bruce, died when the car Bebe was driving was struck by a train at a county road crossing in Ex- eland. Four other occupants of the car were injured. One was hospitalized at Ladysmith, while the other three were tak- en to an Eau Claire Hospital in serious condition. agents in Japan must be cleared up to protect Japan's honor. The Senate subcommittee said Lockheed paid more than million to Yoshio Kodama, an ultra right-wing political leader. Kotchian also acknowledged that Lockheed paid from an "off the books" ac- count in Switzerland to an organization in London which he said included at least one CIA official. He said the purpose of the money was to bolster Lock- heed's knowledge about foreign intelligence. He said a one-year contract with the London firm was allowed to lapse when it failed to pay off. Another was paid to an official of an airline in the Netherlands for "general in- telligence and to establish a cli- mate which we hoped would be helpful to Kotchian said. Testifying under a subpoena and under oath, Kotchian said the first payment to the Dutch official was made in the 1961-62 period "to establish a climate of good will" in which Lockheed products would receive fa- vorable exposure and hopefully result in sales to the Dutch gov- ernment. The first payment of money was made in lieu of an earlier proposal to give the Dutch offi- cial a Lockheed TriStar jet air- liner, Kotchian said The jet gift was dropped, in part, be- cause of difficulty in transfer- ring the title, Kotchian added. The Lockheed official said that the million payment was tranferred to the Dutch official through a consultant, Hubert Weisbrod, who was identified in committee documents as an agent in Europe for Northrop Aeronautical Co. from 1965 through 1973. During the period of pay- ment, Kotchian said, the Dutch government had bought some F104 Lockheed fighter aircraft in a consortium in which Ger- many took the lead, and some P2B antisubmarine warfare planes. He said the F104 pur- chases occurred in late 1958 or 1959. Bank robbery witnesses recall Patty's behavior SAN FRANCISCO (AP) After twice watching a two- minute film of herself toting a rifle at a bank robbery, Patri- cia Hearst listened quietly as a witness recalled "looking right down the barrel" of her sawed- off carbine and falling to the floor in fear. James Norton, a recreational therapist, testified Thursday that Miss Hearst was a peppery, foul-mouthed desper- ado who was the first one in the bank the day of the rob- bery. Norton, called to the stand U.S. Atty. James L. Browning Jr., was scheduled to undergo cross-examination today, and chief defense attorney F. Lee Bailey said it would be "lengthy." Norton was the second wit- ness to testify Thursday that the newspaper heiress shouted obscenities when she and four Symbionese Liberation Army members held up the Hibernia Bank here April 15, 1974, two months after the tiny band of terrorists kidnaped her. Norton said he was about to deposit a check when Miss Hearst burst through the front door of the bank and pointed a carbine at him. Avoiding a profanity he said he heard Miss Hearst utter, Norton quoted her as saying: on the ground, or I'll blow your dash head off, your brains or something like that. "By then, I was on my way to the floor." He said he was the last one to fall to the floor because he initially thought it was a staged holdup for a television show. His comment drew laughter from the spectators, and U.S. Dist. Judge Oliver J. Carter sternly reprimanded the au- dience for laughing. Browning held up a brown- barreled military carbine and asked if it was similiar to the one used by Miss Hearst. Nor- ton replied that it was. The highlight of the first day of testimony was the showing of a two-minute film of the rob- bery pieced together by an FBI agent from 800 still photos tak- en by the bank's two surveil- lance cameras. In the eerie and jerky foot- age, Miss Hearst is seen sprint- ing to the center of the bank lobby and bouncing from foot to foot as the other four bandits moved in precision to other areas. Twice, she glanced over her shoulder at Donald "Cinque" DeFreeze, the SLA leader who died along with five other SLA members, including three who helped robbed the bank, during (See Hearst trial page2) Point woman, daughter safe in Guatemala Ralph Bose of 2832 Minnesota Ave received indirect word Thursday night that his wife, Brenda, and month old daughter, Nathalie, are safe in Guatemala, where thousands were killed by Wednesday's earthquake. Bose received the report from his father, on Long Island, N.Y., who heard it from an amateur radio operator. Mrs. Bose and the child went to Guatemala City to visit her relatives. According to the in- formation Bose received, her family is also safe and their home is still standing. Apparently, the greatest loss of life was in the city slums and in rural areas Bose, who spent 6'-2 years in Guatemala, said most buildings there have adobe walls and mud tile or currugated iron roofs, and are susceptible to quake damage. Bose, who is still trying to make direct contact with his wife, said he had no idea how and when she and their daughter will be able to leave Guatemala. The earthquake took the life of Oscar Assardo of Guatemala City, father of Roberto Assardo of 3808 Robert St. Larilyn Arbelaez of Bogota, Colombia, a former Stevens Point resident, was in Guatemala City at the time of the quake but was not injured, according to word received by her parents, Mr and Mrs. Larry Loewen, 2908 Algoma St. The weather Mostly fair and cold tonight. Lows 5 above to 10 below. Saturday mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 20s. Temperatures (24 hrs. ending this noon) High, 15. Low, -7. Noon today, 8. Sunrise tomorrow, Sunset tomorrow,   

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