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   Daily Tribune, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1969, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               THE DAILY TRIBUNE Fifty-Fifth INFORMING THE SOUTH WOOD COUNTY AREA OF WISCONSIN Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 54494, Friday, July 11, 1969 Single Copy 10 Cents Once-Over THE DAILY TRIBUNE Best not to say it BOSTON (AP) Tilford Dudley, director of na- tional affairs for the United Church of Christ, said he was kidding when he boarded an American Airlines plane and asked the stewardess how long it would take the plane to get to Cuba. But he was convicted Thursday in East Boston Dis- trict Court on a charge of disturbing the peace and was ordered to pay a fine. Judge Guy J. Rizzotto told Dudley he was "abso- lutely amazed that a man of your high education and a member of the bar would make a crack like that." Dudley, 62, a Harvard Law School graduate, was headed home to Washington from his Church's bien- nial meeting when he boarded the plane. State po- lice took him off it after the pilot refused to take off. Dudley was released in personal recognizance pend- ing appeal. Still on warpath? GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) A huge truck, hauling equipment to a road project in backwoods country near Grand Junction, was halted by a flat tire. Inside the tire, workmen found an arrowhead. Two "Wongs7 don't make wight KANSAS CITY (AP) A new telephone directory has just come off the presses for the Kansas City area and already there are two "wong" numbers. They belong to David Wong and Toy Ming Wong. No "right" numbers are listed. important people AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Personalized auto license plates were placed on Texas cars in 1968, state Auditor George McNeil reports. The plates cost each. [f's nof really that easy NEW YORK (AP) Mrs. Billy Graham says that the formula for a good marriage consists of "two good forgivers." "Pick a man you can adjust to she advised young women interested in marriage. The wife of the evangelist spoke to members of the Christian Women's Clubs Friday. Vote is almost close BEND, Ore. (AP) The Bend school board finished its recount of a vote, first counted as on the proposed million budget for 1969-70. The recount result: which is a defeat. Warm again Partly cloudy skies, warm temperatures and more humid weather were on the Wisconsin Rapids weather scene today. Fair skies and warm temperatures are expected to continue tonight. The Saturday forecast calls for partly sunny skies, continued warm temperatures, and a chance of afternoon or evening thundershowers. The cranberry forecast calls for a low temperature tonight in the 50's. The high temperature Thursday in the city was 86, the low 63. The 6 a.m. temperature was 64. Precipi- tation totaled .11 inch Thursday. SEWS WOULD Nixon lauds Thieu election proposals WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon said today new peace proposals by President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam "should open the way at last for a rapid settlement" of the Vietnam the Com- munists will begin serious nego- tiations. In a lengthy statement hailing Thieu's suggestions for a politi- cal approach to a settlement, Nixon said: "If the other side genuinely wants peace, it now has a com- prehensive set of offers which permit a fair and reasonable settlement. If it approaches us in this spirit, it will find us rea- ABM compromise seen in Senate Pointing toward the moon A -atop the "white side the Apollo 11 spacecraft which sits on the huge Saturn V rocket that wiU carry three astronauts into space for their moon landing. This view shows the rocket on its pad at Cape Kennedy, Fla., where the historic flight will start next Wednesday. The Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin, will enter th eir spacecraft from the white room after walking across the access bridge at center right, after riding up the elevator- through the service tower beside the rocket. (AP Wirephoto) Countdown under way for Apollo 11 CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) With the countdown for their moon landing mission under way, the Apollo 11 astronauts to- day receive their final major prelaunch physical examina- tion. Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins planned several hours with doc- tors. The exam determines if they are healthy for their de- manding eight-day flight and also provides baseline heart rate, respiration and other data for in-flight and postflight com- parison. For the past month, doctors have been drawing complete medical profiles of the three spacemen, who are to start their voyage to the moon at a.m. EOT next Wednesday. Pre- vious major physicals were completed June 16 and July 1. The information will be par- ticularly important when Arm- strong and Aldrin walk on the lunar surface July 21. It will provide clues to when the astro- nauts might be tiring in the un- familiar one-sixth gravity field on the moon. While the astronauts are on the surface, doctors in the mis- sion control center will monitor heart rate, oxygen consumption and the temperature of the suit- cooling water as it enters and leaves the system. The latter will be an indirect measurement of the amount of heat produced by the body. The lengthy countdown for the launching of the mammoth rocket started on schedule at 8 p.m. Thursday after two techni- cians climbed into a first stage fuel tank to find and stop a leak in the helium pressurization sys- tem. They corrected the problem by tightening a nut at the'base of a helium storage bottle. The helium is used to pressurize the fuel tank and operate certain valves. Dr. Spock free of prosecution; retrials ordered for others WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate appears to be moving toward a compromise which would bar deployment of the Safeguard missile defense sys- tem but would step up testing of radar and computer compo- nents, probably at two Pacific test sites. Sen. George D. Aiken, the Vermont Republican who nudg- ed the Senate closer to com- promise Thursday by stating Safeguard could not be approved without modifications, predicted a program could be worked out acceptable to both a substantial majority of senators and the Nixon administration. "I don't think the White House is so narrow-minded as to object to a workable modification of the Aiken told a reporter. He said he has been in touch with the White House often in recent weeks. At the Pentagon, Deputy Sec- retary of Defense David R. Pac- kard would not rule out the possibility of compromise. "The question of a compro- mise is a matter which will have to be dealt with by the Packard told repor- ters. "It's not in my hands. He's running it." At the White House, Press Secretary Ronald L. Z i e g 1 e r, again predicting the administra- tion will win the fight, did not discuss the possibilty of a com- promise. Negotiations behind the scenes are expected during the next few days, with any showdown votes at least two weeks off. At the moment, the possible compromises before the Senate as amendments would: Limit the Safeguard pro- gram to research, barring any deployment or site acquisition. Sens. John Sherman Cooper, R- Ky., and Philip A. Hart, D- Mich., introduced the proposal. Provide for installing com- puter and radar elements at initial Safeguard sites in North Dakota and Montana for re- search and testing, but bar de- ployment of the missiles them- selves. Sen. Thomas J. Mcln- tyre, D-N.H., introduced this amendment. Proponents of each compro- mise find the other proposal unacceptable. But Aiken and Senate Demo- cratic Leader Mike Mansfield IMt ky NEA, Inc. "Yes, that's Apollo BOSTON (AP) The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals re- versed today the convictions of Dr. Benjamin Spock and three other men found guilty last year of conspiring to counsel young men to avoid the draft. The court freed Spock and one of the other graduate student Michael Fer- further prosecution. But it ordered retrials for the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr., chaplain at Yale University; and Mitchell Goodman, an au- thor and teacher from Temple, Maine. The four were among five tried before a U.S. District Court jury here. The fifth de- fendant, Marcus Raskin of Washington, was acquitted. The appeals court held that the conviction of Spock and the three others was not consistent with the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaran- tees free speech. The court agreed with the de- fendants' contention that "vig- orous criticism of the draft and of the Vietnam war is free speech protected by the 1st Amendment, even though its ef- fect is to interfere with the war effort." The court ordered the retrials of Goodman and Coffin on legal technicalities. It found errors in the trial judge's submission of the charge to the jury. The court's decision was a majority opinion. A dissenting opinion filed by one of the judges on the three-man tribu- nal urged that all four defend- ants be freed. Spock and the others could not immediately be reached for comment. Spock's office in New York said the widely read pediatrician was boating off Cape Cod. Spock, Coffin, Goodman and Ferber were given two-year prison sentences. Spock, Coffin and Goodman also were fined apiece, and Ferber was fined Spock and the others were in- dicted on the basis of an anti- draft rally held on the steps of Boston's Arlington Street Church in 1967. Today's chuckle In one respect the old- fashioned kitchens were bet- ter than the modern they had old-fashioned house- wives in them. Amputate toes of man hurt in paving project MARSHFIELD A rural Wis- consin Rapids construction worker had three toes on his right foot amputated at St. Jo- seph's Hospital here following an accident on a paving pro- ject here. Listed in satisfactory condition this morning is Alvin Erickson, 30, Rt. 4, Wisconsin Rapids, an employee of the J. L. Sullivan Construction Co. of Wisconsin Rapids, the general contractor for the project. According to police, a paving finishing machine ran over Erickson's foot shortly before p.m. Thursday. His foot was pinned between the wheels of the machine and the steel forms upon which the machine rides. of Montana indicated during de- bate Thursday there is an area of compromise between the two amendments since both propos- ed continued antiballistic mis- "I would think as a suggestion perhaps it would be possible to achieve the same results if we had testing going on at such missile sites as Kwajelein and Mansfield told the Senate. Asked later if use of the two Pacific test areas might be the modification he has been look- ing for, Aiken said "It's cer- tainly possible." In announcing his insistence there be a compromise, Aiken became the 50th senator to de- clare himself opposed to the administration's ABM program as it stands.-There are 48 who have said they will support it and two who remain undeclared. Sen. Winston L. Prouty, Aik- en's Vermont Republican col- league, told a reporter he ex- pects to decide his position by next week. The other uncommit- ted senator, John J. Williams, R-Delaware, has said he will not state his position publicly. Aiken said in his speech that "even though the legislation as written could be approved by as many as 51 or 52 votes in this Senate, which I doubt, we would be in an extremely weak bargaining position" in forth- coming arms talks with the So- viet Union. "I believe it is absolutely nec- essary for President Nixon to have a much larger number of votes of this Senate support- ing him when we enter into such a he added. Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Foreign Rela- tions Committee and a strong ABM critic, agreed with Aiken that "a good solid vote" on a compromise would strengthen President Nixon's position. Unions seek grape boycott Food store owners and man- agers in the Wisconsin Rapids area have been requested by the executive board of the Cen- tral Labor Council to attend a meeting next week to discuss store operators' participation in a boycott of California grapes. The meeting has been sched- uled for p.m. Tuesday at the Labor Temple. William Apfelbeck, recording secretary for the council, said the owners and managers again will be asked not to offer Calif- ornia table grapes for sale. The council last year voted to take part in a nationwide boycott of California-grown grapes in support of vineyard workers who have been disput- ing with California growers over wages and working conditions the past several years. Pickets were set up last sum- mer at two Wisconsin Rapids stores handling California grapes. According to Apfelbeck, if the store operators do not agree to cooperate in the boy- cott, council members might again set up picket lines. A spokesman for the local owners and managers said the operators did not wish to make any public statement at this time on the matter. sonable. Hanoi has nothing to gain by waiting." Nixon noted that at his June 8 Midway Island meeting with Thieu, the two presidents "de- clared our readiness to accept any political outcome which is arrived at through free elec- tions." President Thieu proposed free elections K> settle the war, say- ing the Viet Cong can partici- pate if they pledge to renounce violence and abide by the re- sults of the ballotting. Thieu called for international supervision to insure conditions fair to all. Observers in Saigon said Thieu's proposal was unlikely to end the stalemate at the Paris peace talks since Hanoi and the Viet Cong's provisional revolu- tionary government insist the United States must withdraw all its troops and the Thieu regime must step down as the first steps to end the war. The President described Thieu's proposals as marking "the culmination of a long ser- ies of steps by the South Viet- namese and American govern- ments all of which together demonstrate clearly the sincere desire of our two governments to negotiate an honorable and rapid settlement of the war." In saying he and Thieu have declared themselves ready to accept any outcome arrived at through -free elections, Nixon underlined the word "any." Ronald L. Ziegler, White House press secretary, said there had been general consul- tation between Saigon and Washington during the prepara- tion of Thieu's speech inviting the Communists to participate in free elections to be super- vised by an international body. Ziegler said the White House had a full text of Thieu's re- marks before they were deliv- ered. He likened the consulta- tion to that which preceded the May 14 television-radio address putting forward an eight-point peace plan. The presidential spokesman, responding to questions, left open the possibility that a re- view of further withdrawals of U.S. combat troops from South Vietnam, promised for late Au- gust, might be accelerated should the current lull in ground fighting continue. However, he said that while the level of fighting was being watched and assessed carefully, it was too early to determine whether it represented a mean- ingful "signal" from the other side. Nixon, in his statement, said Thieu put forward "a compre- hensive, statesmanlike and emi- nently fair proposal" deserving the support of all who seek peace. "If the other side is prepared (or serious negotiations, and willing to abide by the free choice of the South Vietnamese Nixon said, "this should open the way at last for a rapid settlement of the con- flict." The President called upon "the leaders of the other side to respond in a spirit of peace and let the political issues be re- solved by the political process." Scout planes, carrier watch Soviet ships JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Additional U.S. reconnaissance planes have joined the surveil- lance of a Soviet task force moving slowly and boldly to- ward Cuba in an unprecedented show of the Soviet flag. A Navy spokesman said today aircraft from the attack carrier Independence moved into the shadowing operation that al- ready included the U.S. radar picket ship Thomas J. Gary and planes from bases in Maryland and Maine. The spokesman said the eight Soviet ships were about 260 miles southeast of Jacksonville at midmorning, moving in a southwesterly direction. This position would be less than 600 miles from Cuba where the task force is expected July 20. The USS Independence was about 80 miles from Jackson- ville on a previously scheduled training mission. Its aircraft in- clude Vigilante jet reconnais- sance planes with two crewmen each and radar-domed Hawk- eyes, propeller-driven planes carrying five-man crews. The Soviets have made it clear their intention is to send the Russian warships on their first visit to Premier Fidel Cas- tro's Cuba. The force is expect- ed to stay through the July 26 revolutionary celebration in Cuba or Soviet naval day which falls on July 27. The maneuver is viewed by some U.S. military sources as possibly a response to the year- ly visits by U.S. destroyers to the Black Sea near Soviet terri- tory. And it provides an oppor- tunity for the Soviet navy to practice keeping submarines in operation for extended periods away from shore-based support. The task force is comprised of a guided missile cruis- er of the "Kynda" class; a destroyer that can car- ry anti-ship missiles; a destroyer that can be armed with anti-air missiles; two con- ventional submarines; a sub tender, and two oilers. Trial of former Nekoosa mayor to begin Tuesday The trial of Vernon P. Ruder, 51, former mayor of Nekoo.su who is charged with four counts of theft, is scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Wood County Court. Ruder is charged with theft through misappropriation of funds turned over to him for investment in a corporation he organized. The alleged theft in- volved from each of four complainants. The original complaint was sisned by H. B. Flower, Wis- consin Rapids, on behalf of him- self and his wife, Helyn, on June 2, 1965, shortly after Ruder left Nekoosa. Bernard Naegelc and Damon Kuklinski, both of Nekoosa, have since signed com- plaints against Ruder. Wood County authorities al- lege that Ruder set up a cor- poration in 1959 and solicited funds from the four complain- ants and other area residents to finance a private water util- ity in Minnesota. It is further alleged that the corporation ap- parently never owned any land where the well was to be dug. Ruder, who was arrested in Palos Park, 111. in June, 1968, has been free on bond after pleading not guilty to the charges in County Court here in August, 1968. Dist. Atty. Walter Wcfel said he expects the trial to last about three days. {NEWSPAPER! E WSPAPE'R   

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