Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, January 15, 1970

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

January 15, 1970

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Daily Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1970, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin THE DAILY TRIBUNE Fifty-Fifth Year-No. INFORMING THE SOUTH WOOD COUNTY AREA OF WISCONSIN Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 54494, Thursday, January 15, 1970 Single Copy 15 Cents ORDERED TO STOP FEEDING PIGEONS Manuel Medeiros has untilJan. 22 to get rid of his 500 or so stray pigeons or face legal action. Medeiros, who began mass feeding the birds at his Fairhaven, Mass., home, blames jealousy on the part of his neighbors as the reason for his present legal crisis. One neighbor complained that a couple hundred pigeons perch on his roof to await their daily feeding. (AP Wirephoto) Once-Over THE DAILY 0 TRIBUNE Birth control specialist fears pill's hazards Wishes costing more CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) Inflation is raising reve- nues at the wishing well, Eddie Miller, manager of Bridal Cave at the nearby Lake of the Ozarks, said Thursday. Bridal Cave's wishing well is cleaned out yearly of its coins and the money it put into a college scholar- ship fund for a Camdenton High School graduate. Miller said among the coins recovered for 1969 there were more than four times the number of quarters and nearly twice the number of dimes as in the pre- vious two years. The sum collected for 1969, Miller said, was Total for the previous two years was The num- ber of visitors to the cave was nearly the same each year, Miller added. Freezing drizzle? The Wisconsin forecast is cloudy, with a chance of a little snow mixed with freezing drizzle mainly in the north tonight. Friday will be mostly cloudy with snovv likely in the northwest and a chance of rain or snow in the southeast. There will be little or no fall in tem- perature tonight. The highs Friday will be in the mid- dle to upper 20s in the northwest to low 30s in the southeast. The high in Wisconsin Rapids was 14 Wednesday, the 24-hour low up to midnight was 1 above and the tem- perature at 6 a.m. this morning was 16. WASHINGTON (AP) A not- ed birth control specialist said today women are in a grim race with laboratory animals to de- termine the safety of the pill. "The ultimate outcome of this race between dogs, monkeys and women can be anticipated by informed observers only with great apprehension and con- Dr. Roy Hertz told the Senate monopoly subcommittee. Hertz is chairman of the can- cer task force of a Federal Food and Drug Administration advi- sory panel that twice has re- ported on the growing number of suspected hazards in taking oral contraceptives. Testifying on the second day of hearings into the safety of oral contraceptives, Hertz said it might take years to confirm suspected links between the pill and cancer of the breast and uterus. But he said it would be a "rare circumstance indeed" that would cause him to pre- scribe most current pills. Hertz said much early testing of the pill had been misinter- preted. He blamed fear of the population explosion and drug industry pressure for creating a worldwide enthusiasm that hampers "truly comprehensive and objective evaluation of its merits and demerits." Although Hertz made only passing reference to the drug in- dustry, another witness blamed the drug makers for dispensing "untruthful and dangerous ad- vice." Dr. Edmond Kassouf, identi- fied by subcommittee spokes- men as one of the first Ameri- can practitioners to suspect se- rious side effects from the pill, said pamphlets given consum- ers failed to take note of studies definitely linking oral contra- ceptives to fatal blood clotting and other disorders. Kassouf also accused the American Medical Association of having a "puzzling" record on birth control pills, refusing to publish or take note of some critical reports. Lincoln High is evacuated after telephone bomb threat "Maybe can use theory is we'll know 'the Age of Aquarius' is here when 'the silent majority' is NEW'SPA'PEllR IC H1V E The more than students at Lincoln High School were eva- cuated shortly before noon today after an anonymous caller tele- phoned and said he had placed two bombs in the building. The unidentified male caller who was said to have a deep voice told Mrs. Franklin New- man, a school secretary, "I have just visited your school and placed two bombs in it." Members of the school admini- stration, teachers, and nine members of the Wisconsin Rap- ids police department embarked on a search of the entire build- ing. Searchers encountered diffi- culties with some student lockers which have padlocks and cut off part of the locks with metal cutters to get inside. Most of the lockers were being opened with master keys. The padlocks are in violation of school rules, Allen said. Sgt. Allen Spencer reported early this afternoon that nothing had been uncovered in the search which was continuing. Allen saiid the call was re- ceived about a.m. He said chuckle A lot of people are work- ing a four-day week already. It just takes them five or six days to do it. after consulting with police it was decided to dismiss the stu- dents "to play it safe." The principal interrupted clas- ses about with an an- nouncement over the school's public address system, advising that classes were being dismis- sed for the remainder of the day. Allen told the students not to "get but gave no reason for the evacuation. Buses were called to trans- port students home. Allen told the Daily Tribune tliat if other threats are re- ceived, the school will either have to ignore them or hire personnel to patrol the halls of the building. He added the school administration would rec- ommend that any student found to have taken part in a threat call be expelled. It is believed to be the first evacuation ever in the school's history because of a bomb scare. On Monday Alexander High School in Nekoosa was evacuat- ed following a telephoned bomb threat. A search there uncov- ered nothing unusual. Allen said this afternoon it was possible the half day of school missed today would be made up a week from Friday. That day had been set aside as a bookkeeping day at the school with no classes sched- uled. Ojukwu fears for security of Biafrans Knowles signs ORAP-200 bill MADISON is one of the most important legis- lative actions of this Gov. Warren P. Knowles said today as he signed the recrea- tion and anti-pollution bill more popularly known as ORAP-200. He said the new law provides the tools needed to wage a suc- cessful fight on pollution of Wis- consin's waters, and to preserve recreational opportunities for fu- ture generations. Knowles added: "Coupled with Wisconsin's outstanding anti-pollution pro- gram, which will provide million for pollution abatement facilities and recreational land development and acquisition, re- establishes Wisconsin as the Na- tional leader in environmental protection. Instead of talking about threats to the environ- ment, we in Wisconsin are do- ing something about it." Knowles said ORAP-200 estab- lishes resource protection as a permanent program and pro- vides million which will go to municipalities for the con- struction of pollution abatement facilities. Funds available through ORAP-200 will enable the state to make direct, lump-sum pay- ments for municipal anti-pollu- tion facilities, easing the finan- cial burden on local govern- ments. The other million will go to the outdoor recreation pro- gram. In addition to the million bonding authority, the bill pro- vides for a minute fraction of the state's shared property tax to be paid into the program. The tax will yield about million annually. This will off- set the transfer of a penny a pack tax on cigarettes under the old ORAP program, into the state's general revenue fund. Space problem will soon confront Mid-State Tech A space problem can be ex- pected at Mid-State Technical Institute, particularly if the building timetable is not speed- ed up, District 14 VTA Board members indicated Wednesday. The board formally indicated its intent to the state VTA Board to begin a building program. "A timetable of three to four years is too long. We will be in trouble if we can't get in a new building for said Daniel Meyer, board vice chairman. Earl Jaeger, district director, predicted that the district will have to rent added facilities next fall, with the beginning of the child care assistant pro- gram and higher enrollment in existing programs. MTI is at the point now where it could be required to turn some students away in some pro- grams due to space limitations, although this has not occurred yet, according to Melvin H. Schneeberg, administrator. Meyer no-ted that "the Build- ing Committee is making pro- gress on site acquisition" for a new facility, and "hopes to have something positive to re- port before the next meeting." The board had met last month with Harold Schantz, state su- perintendent of facilities, and indicated then it would start planning a new building. How- ever, formal action did not come until Wednesday. Rough esti- mates of the cost of a new building were from to million. The board has budgeted 000 this year for site acquisi- tion and planning costs. About 18 architects have indicated their interest in being consider- ed for the project. The instructional staff and ad- ministration are expected to be- gin updating educational speci- fications for the new school, out- lining the space, equipment and facilities needed to accommodate existing and projected programs and enrollments. Specifications had been pre- pared about two years ago, but must be updated due to changes in the district since then. Ac- cording to a timetable set up at that time, the district is now about two years behind in its buildjng progress. John Korda, Whiting, cast a lone dissenting vote on the res- olution to begin the building pro- gram. He indicated that a num- ber of persons in Portage Coun- ty feel the district should hold up its building plans until the Stevens Point School District be- comes part of the VTA District next July 1, so they could parti- cipate in the planning. Meyer contended the board could not wait any longer to begin planning the new facility. "We've been criticized by some for waiting as long as we have." Jaeger said that there would be a delay in the start of plan- ning until September if the board waited until the Stevens Point area became part of the district, because the instruction- al staff will be gone during the summer. The State VTA Board Tues- day reaffirmed its decision of last February that Stevens Point will become part of District 14, even though the Stevens Point Board of Education re-petition- ed to be transferred to District 15, based at Wausau. This deci- sion is expected to be finalized Feb. 12, when the state board meets again. The decision to begin a build- ing program here must be ap- proved by the state board, since it will determine whether and how much federal aid will be obtained for the project. The state board also regulates which programs may be offered in the district. Jaeger said he felt educational specifications could be complet- ed before June 1, and that based on them, the board could esti- mate the cost of the new school and authorize a bond issue for the amount needed. Southern school officials dismayed over court ruling By the Associated Press School officials have reacted with dismay to a U. S. Supreme Court ruling which ordered the desegregation of public schools in 14 districts of five Southern states by Feb. 1. "Physically speaking, I think it is an almost impossible said Supt. M. Ney Wil- liams of East Feliciana Parish, La., one of the districts in- volved. The decision, handed down by the court Wednesday on a 6-2 vote, reversed a ruling last Dec. 1 by the 5th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which gave the districts until Sept. 1 to desegregate. "I don't know how we are going to do it in less than three Williams said. Bessemer County, Ala., School Supt. William F. Clark said he had "no earthly idea how the school system can com- pletely mix by Feb. 1." In Marshall County, Miss., Supt. Stanley Malliken Sr. said his district could make the changes in time, "but it's going to tear up almost all phases of our school program." He said he thought the public school sys- tem "will be all black, except in one area of the county." A crowd estimated by police at more than marched on the home of U. S. Dist. Judge W. A. Bootle in Macon, Ga., Wednesday night, carrying a pe- tition asking lor the preserva- tion of neighboorhood schools and freedom of choice integra- tion plans. Appeals for help from neutrals GENEVA (AP) Gen. C. Od- urnegwu Ojukwu charged today Nigeria seeks to draw an iron curtain around conquered Biaf- ra in order to carry out geno- cide. He appealed for a neutral force to prevent it. "The sole motive behind Ni- geria's determination to draw an iron curtain over Biafra and exclude international observers, relief agencies, journalists is to make sure that the atroci- ties they will certainly carry out in Biafra is unseen and unre- ported in the world the former Biafran leader said from a secret hideout. "I repeat: the aiims of Nigeria are test that the contrary is the case would be her willingness to admit human- itarian agencies whom Gowon has now openly declared he will exclude." Maj. Gen. Yakubu Gowon is Nigeria's leader. Ojukwu also appealed for the world to help Biafrans whom he described as starving and ex- hausted after an unsuccessful fight for independence from Nigeria. "I implore the world to rise to this desperate need, to mount all possible pressures on Nige- ria to insure that food gets to my Ojukwu said in a statement distributed by Mark- press in Geneva. Markpress, public relations consultant acting as Biafra's ov- erseas press service, said it got the statement "directly from Gen. Ojukwu." It said it was under strict in- structions not to reveal the gen- eral's whereabouts. It added, however, it obtained the state- ment from the Biafran mission in Lisbon, Portugal. Markpress has received all communications from Biafra through the Lisbon mission. Ojukwu said: "I appeal to all governments and international organizations, countries and churches of the world, men and women of good will, to both our friends and enemies to come forward to assist and pro- tect the lives and talents of Biafra." Ojukwu, who fled Biafra ahead of sweeping Nigerian troops last weekend, said he left his province "knowing that while I live, Biafra lives. If I am no more it would be only a matter of time for the noble concept to be swept into obli- vion." Ojukwu declared his province, inhabited chiefly by Ibo tribes- men, independent from the rest of Nigeria on May 30, 1967. He accused the central government of trying to obliterate the Ibos. Propose college deferment only for medical students WASHINGTON (AP) Only medical students will be eligible for college deferments under the Nixon administration pro- posals to eliminate draft inequi- ties. After a specified date, no oth- er student entering college can claim a draft deferment on the basis of education. However, a sophomore, jun- ior, or senior with an existing draft deferment when the new rules go into effect will be per- mitted to complete his under- graduate schooling. This is the thinking of Penta- gon officials who have been shaping the Administration's proposals to do away with draft deferments in the student, occu- pational, and parental catego- ries. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird said lasf. weekend President Nixon "wants to move in the direction so that all young people are treated equal- ly and fairly." Proposed measures to carry out this objective will be re- viewed by the National Security Council and laid before the Sen- ate Armed Services Committee next month with indications the administration will put them into effect as soon as possible. Just when this will be is still uncertain. Officials said young men hav- ing occupational and parental deferments at the time the more stringent rules take hold will be allowed to retain them. But, as in the case of student deferments, no new ones will be granted. Unlike the student deferment, which officials say will permit exceptions for pre-medical stu- dents, there appears to be no prospect of any further defer- ments for job or family reasons, except where hardship might be involved. Job deferments have been heavy in the field of teaching, police, and fire department work. Authorities expect community needs can be filled adequately by former servicemen and no special deferments will be re- quired in these areas. The same reasoning applies to hard skill jobs in the mechani- cal and technical fields, it was said. As Hie United States scales down its committment in Viet- nam and simultaneously re- duces the overall size of the armed forces, fewer and fewer young men will be required for the draft. The Pentagon expects the draft will take about young men this year, a drop of from 1969. The level should go down even further in 1071. Some Pentagon experts be- lieve the virtual elimination of student deferments may indi- rectly help the flagging ROTC program with some students possibly enrolling as a hedge against the draft interrupting their schooling. Authorities say provisions may be made for allowing young freshmen who enter col- lege before they are 19 to finish that first college year. However, they would then have to report for military service. Laird has stressed the new system will keep draft defer- ments in effect for medical and hardship reasons. N E W'SPAFE'R fl R C HIV E Q ;