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   Daily Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1972, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               THE DAILY TRIBUNE Fifty-Eighth Year-No. INFORMING THE SOUTH WOOD COUNTY AREA OF WISCONSIN Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 54494, Friday, May 26, 1972 Single Copy 15 Centt Final accord reached on nuclear arms curb TOE THE LINE This Potomac River angler has an angle to beat a case of spring fever in Washington. Judging from the bandage on his other toe, the big one must have gotten away. (AP Wirephoto) MOSCOW (AP) Tne United States and the Soviet Union reached "final agreement" to- day on a two-part agreement to limit the deployment of strate- gic nuclear weapons, the White House announced. Signing of the accord was scheduled for a Kremlin cere- mony late tonight, following President Nixon's dinner for his Soviet hosts. Nixon's press secretary, Ron- ald L. Ziegler, said the accord was reached at a two-hour afternoon summit meeting with t'ne three top Soviet Communist party chief Leonid I. Brehnev, President Nikolai V. Podgorny and Premier Alexi N. Kosygin. The agreement culminates years of negotiations. Word of a SALT agreement came after a day of on-again, off-again reports of the pros- pects for a Friday settlement. One part of the agreement, limiting defensive antiballistic missile sites in each country, takes the form of a treaty sub- ject to ratification by the U.S. Senate and was agreed upon first. Under the terms of a com- panion executive agreement, which will take effect without legislative action, deployment of offensive nuclear missiles will be frozen at t h e present level so far as the United States is concerned. The Rus- sians will be allowed to catch up with t'ne U.S. lead in launch- ing platforms. The accord permits both countries to replace existing of- fensive missiles, whether on land or aboard ships at sea, with more sophisticated weap- ons as technological advances permit. At about the same time, Tass reported the President and So- viet leaders had agreed to es- tablish a joint commission to "promote the development of mutually advantageous rela- tions in trade." It was the first break-through in difficult trade negotiations since the President arrived here Monday. The creation of such a com- mission had been suggested be- fore the summit talks by some U.S. trade officials because dif- ficult negotiations on settlement of Soviet World War 11 lend- lease debts stood in the way of any broader trade agreements, such as multimillion-dollar grain purchases from the United States by Russia, plus U.S. credits. U.S. summit negotiators had made no secret of their hopes for the signing tnis evening of the treaty and companion execu- tive agreement to limit the de- ployment of nuclear missiles. Gerard Smith and Vladimir Scmenov, t'ne chief American and Soviet arms negotiators, had been expected to arrive Thursday after successful con- clusion of their talks in Hel- sinki. But Smith postponed his departure from the Finnish capital, and a source there said there was "some little sticky last-minute problem." Leonid Zamyatin, the chief Soviet press spokesman for the summit talks, told newsmen this did not indicate any major obstacles hud developed. He said 'nad that been the case, Smith and Semenov would have come to Moscow to put Uie is- sues before Nixon and the top Soviet leaders. Some American observers suspected that the Nixon en- tourage would prefer to unveil me arms agreement in time for publication in the widely read Sunday morning newspapers back home and were attempt- ing to create an element of suspense after four days of signing ceremonies for agree- ments concluded 10 days to three months ago. Jury says death occurs only when brain dies Once-Over THE DAILY fl TRIBUNE These students won't be playing hooky SAYNER, Wis. CAP) A class of 23 college students and three instructors are fishing for credits and fish today in waters near this Vilas County com- munity. The college-credit fishing course offered to stud- ents at College of DuPage, Illinois junior college. The class arrived Wednesday and plans to keep fishing until Sunday. Students are going after walleye, panfish and muskie, but local anglers don't give them much chance of ob- taining A's, or fish, .n the course. Fishing is described as spotty at best. Shuffle off to Kuala KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) The Pan-Malay- sian Islamic party kicked out a member of parliament because he would not give up performing a Malaysian dance called the joget. "No dancing" is the rule for the Moslem party. he told the party, "I love the jogel and cannol give it up." Drought continues Lawns arc grownim- at a time of the year when they're normally greening. Gardens are dry and dormant when they should be sprouting. The reason is a drought, now in its 12Hi day. That's the longest Wisconsin Rapids has gone without rain in May since 1954, when a dry spell lasted two weeks. The spell could he broken lonighl or tomorrow, if thunder-storms forecast for the northwest part of the state shift to Central Wisconsin. Little temperature change is expected, with lows tonight between 54 and 62 degrees, highs Saturday between 85 and Sunday through Tuesday should be partly cloudy, with a chance ol thunderstorms, PempetMtureb will continue on the warm side Sunday, then cool off a bit Monday. Thursday's temperatures here were a carbon copy of Wednesday's a high of SS and a low ol .'56. State task force calls for legalization of marijuana MADISON, Wis. (AP) A citizen study group has con eluded a year of study with, a recommendation mat Wisconsin legalize marijuana. Neither debate nor comment preceded the 14-4 vote Thurs- day by the governor's Task Force on Offender Rehabilita- tion. The committee said the present approach 10 marijuana "has largely been based on myth and misinformation." The committee includes Phil- lip S. McCullough, Milwaukee County coordinator of alcohol- ism and drug abuse; Dr. Wil- liam Crowley, a Milwaukee psychiatrist; Ingeborg Casey, a University of Wisconsin psy- chologist: and Elmer Cady, warden of Waupun State Pris- on. "Wisconsin taxpayers have spent millions of dollars on en- forcement of the present mari- juana laws without reducing the number of users or avail- ability of the their re- port said. "It is against the public inter- est to continue to drain the re- sources of our criminal justice system by attempting to en- force a system of laws that has done little more than create and maintain a black market that generates and subsidies criminal it added. Trie task force's vote, with four abstentions, was split fur- ther than most of the task force's votes on controversial proposals. The panel recommended that a study be undertaken on how the state could more effectively minimize marijuana's potential hazards than the "tremendous outlay" involved with criminal sanctions. The committee, citing a re- port by the National Commis- sion on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, said marijuana's "nor- mal use presents a relatively smaller danger to our society." The group also referred to it as "relatively harmless." "The committee believes that current laws related to mari- j u a n a represent a mis- classificalion of this substance, and that this has resulted in un- necessary law enforcement pat- the report said. The panel has also called for the replacement of Wisconsin's prison system by 1975 with a community-based treatment program. Other recommendations are: A state bureau of jails and a state jail board to regulate the county jails. College courses for jail ad- ministrators and policemen. Compensation by the state to victims of violent crimes. Nonpartisan election of dis- trict attorneys and sheriffs. A six-year term for police chiefs, with chiefs able to suc- ceed themselves upon a review of their performance. Repeal of a state law allow- ing involuntary commitment of drug addicts to state hospitals merely because they are drug addicts. "I hope society will be brave enough to accept your recom- State Rep. Midge Miller, D-Madison, said. "I hope we can start solving problems rather than start a feud between the Division of Corrections and the people who want to correct the she said. "I think the potential is there for communities to do a better job than we do, but until you get these programs going, I'd hate to see the kids short-suit- Paul Prast, sueprintendent of the Kettle Morraine Boys School, said. Purchase of railroad tracks downtown Okd Posf Office, mills report Memorial Day schedules The Wisconsin Rapids Post Office will follow a holiday schedule Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Postmaster Byron T. Adams said no rural or city mail deliveries will be made, although special delivery mail will be delivered. A cilywidc pickup of mail will be made at p.m. Monday, however, and otYirr deposits may he made at tlir Post Office until 5 p.m. Mail will be placed in Post Office boxes by a.m. A normal work schedule will be followed throughout the holiday weekend and on Monday by Nckoosa Kdwards Paper Co. Inc. ni its Port Kdwards and Nckoosa facilities, although the company office will be closed Monday. A spokesman for Consolidated Papers, Inc., said the com- pany's Paperboard Products Division, Consowcld Corp. and corporate offices will be closed Saturday through Mnday. The Biron Division and I'nc paperboard machine at tho Wisconsin Rapids Division will operate Saiurclav and Monday but will be shut down from 7 a.m. Sunday lo 7 a.m. Monday. The enamel paper machines at Wisconsin Rapids will not operate Sunday and Monday. "Uie Daily Tiibune will not publish Monday in observance of the holiday. An olfer to purchase down- town track property from the Chicago North Western Railroad at a cost of was approved Thursday by the Wisconsin Rapids Redevelop- ment Authority. The offer calls for the Authority to buy approximately square feet of track right-of-way currently being used by the railroad, between High St. on the north and the extension of 10th Ave. on the south. Final sale must be approved by the railroad and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and is contingent on completion of other portions of the proposed downtown track relocation progi a in. The second year of activity in the city under the Neigh- borhood Development Program includes purchase of track property from the C NW and the Soo Line railroads and construct ion of a new track for those two lines. The price being offered to the C' NW is slightly more than 85 cents per square foot of land. The purpose of the relocation program is to provide an area in the West Side downtown area for commcrcinl development ,uul to alleviate sonic traffic problems caused by train switching operations which block W. Grand Avc. periodically. In other action Thursday the Authority approved the low bid of submitted by R. G. Construction Co. of Tornah for sewer separation on Apricot St. between llth and 14th Sts. and in the vicinity of Plover and Broadway Sts. The streets are in the Preway NDP area and the separation will be funded by the Authority, also as part of second-year activity. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A medical opinion that death oc- curs when the brain dies even if Lhe heart and other organs continue to function has beeji reinforced by a jury here in a landmark heart transplant suit. "This simply brings the law in line with medical Dr. David M. Hume said Thurs- day after he and three other defendants were found innocent by a Law and Equity Court jury of causing the death of a heart donor. "I think this" an issue that had_to be said Hume, chief of surgery at rne Medical College of Virginia Hospital, "and I think it will have an in- fluence on the medical commu- nity for a long time to come." The seven-day, dam- age suit focused on the issue of when death occurs. William E. Tucker of Rich- mond, Lhe plaintiff, contended that his brother, Bruce 0. Tucker, a 54-year-old Negro la- borer, was alive when 'nis heart was removed on May 25. 1968, and placed in the chest of Jo- seph G. Klett of Orange, Va. Klett died about a week later. Medical witnesses for the de- fense maintained that Tucker was "neurologically dead" sev- eral hours before the transplant operation because his brain showed no activity. His heart and respiratory system were kept functioning by artificial means, they said, merely lo keep his heart and Today's chuckle There's always something to be thankful for. If you can't pay your bills, you can be thankful not one of your t reditors. kidneys viable for transplant purposes. Tucker 'nad suffered massive brain injury in a fall the day before the transplant, and doc- tors testified that this, not any act by the transplant team, caused his death. In his instructions to the ju- rors, Judge A. Christian Com- pton gave them Uie option of considering all possible causes of death and whether any one, including brain damage was dominant. Earlier in the trial, the judge had noted that Vir- ginia law defines death as a to- tal cessation of all body func- tions.. Use of state funds for coffee house probed MADISON, Wis. (AP) State Rep. Herbert Grover says 'ne is suspicious of appropria- tions for a teen-age coffee house, and wants an investiga- tion by the Board on Govern- ment Operations, The Shawano Democrat said Thursday he is demanding BOGO investigate in grants by the Department of Local Affairs and Development, including the coffee house proj- ect. "Some of these grants, with- out further justification, con- stitute the most ridiculous ex- penditure of the Wisconsin tax- payers' resources in me eight years that 1 have served in the he said. In a letter to the board chair- man, Sen. Walter Hollander of Rosendale, Grover requested department secretary Charles Hill be asked to justify 64 grants from the division's 000 Community Development Fund. Grover cited a award to the Dane County Community Action Commission for develop- ment of a coffee house and a recycling center that would provide business experience and develop leadership skills among youth.. "At first blush, it was very difficult for me to understand what a coffee house and a rec- ycling center have in common and, obviously, the will not go very far in developing Grover argued. A grant to the South- west Wisconsin Community Ac- tion Agency stipulates money be spent to provide vocational training to 10 Richland County young persons. "It looks to me like they have no specific individuals in the assistant majority leader said, "and that they will pay some individual a hand- some salary to run up and down the street attempting to locate youths witn problems." Grover called a grant to the Indianhead Community Action Agency "an obvious waste of the taxpayers' mon- ey." It duplicates services already available through the Univer- sity of Wisconsin and area tech- nical institutes, he insisted. Assumption graduates 135 Sunday Parade, program slated Monday "On lop ol' everything else, Iho man til tho Karrlou ron I (T I old me thai Iho reason our lawn looks so terrible is I ha I tho KI-USS senses my hostility toward The annual Wisconsin Rapids Memorial Day parade will begin :il n.ni, Monday fiom the municipal parking lot at 3rd Ave. and Johnson Si, IMK! proceed along Grand Ave. in the FloUfiiou.sc where n program will be presented about 10 a.m. The program will include .selections by the Lincoln llijjh School band, an addiess by retired Army sergeant Bernard (Lucky) Lager, a wreath ceremony by the military by Richard Davis, and an involution and benediction by the Rev John l.oberg, pastor of First English l.uthcrnn Church. Robert for rg, commander of Hinjcrslrom-Riulc Post American Legion, asked all and individuals participating in me parade to report lo the parking lot at S.IIO a.m. The parade, he s.wl. will Micliute bands from Lincoln, Assumption nnd John Edwards High Schools, the Drum and Bugle Corps, plus various organizations and dignitaries. Diplomas will be conferred bv the Most Rev. Frederick W. Freking, bishop of La Crosse, upon l.'Ifi seniors graduating from Assumption High School at 3 p.m. Sunday. The commencement address will be delivered by the Rev. Thomas K tangei, guidance counselor al Regis High School at Eau Claire. Following the processional, "Pomp and Circumstance" the. Rev. Donald F. Wilger, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Nekoosa. will give the invocation and the concert band will play the National Anthem, Ronald D. Memlurdl directing. Marvin Herman is valedic- torian of the class of Mary Lou Ostrowski, salutatonan and winner of the Bishop's Medal. Hr.iee .lackan will receive, tin? C i t i 7, e n s h i p Award. These .students, along with Lester l.amoureu.x, will give brief addresses of appreciation. Musical selections include "Somewhere" (Bernstein) by the Girls Glee Club and "My Cup Runneth Over" (B.irts) by the Mixed Chorus, directed bv Sister Mary Scnglaub. James 1C. Vach will present I he class and Eugene Schneider. A s s u m p t i o n School Board chairman, will assist the bishop in conferring diplomas. A brief talk Bishop Freking and the blessing by the Rev. Michael '1 McKenna, principal, will precede the recessional, ol Peace" (Williams) by band. The graduates are: Joyce Akey. Linda Altmann, Gregory Amunds'on, Patrick Ander.sen, John Arendt, Saiulia Baierl, Carolyn Barrette, Mary Kay Bathkc, Brenda Bauer. Daniel Bender. Richard Bender, Margaret Boles, Muriel Donna Brancll, Rodney Breil, Sand r a Brown, Pamela Burgess, rhurstan Carlson, Ann Linda Cook, Susan Couse, Kenneth Cwiklo, Gary Mary Dent, John Dewiu. Join Dewitl, Michael Dobbins, Daniel Duckart, Joan hnckson. B r i a n l-eldner, Gregory Fuehrer. William Gardner, Leslie Gerlach. Mary Glodoski, 'I homas Goodness, Frances (ilowicnka, Gary Greencway, Betsy Grubcr, Jean Haasl, Steven llabcck, John Hutnm. Barbara and Roger Hartjcs, Jon Hascnohrl, Margaret Hassett, Gary I lent h. Mary lleil. Randy Henke, M a r v i n Herman, Michael Hoffmann, Lawrence lloneyager, Mary Jo Huishecre, 2 Bruce ,lackan t unit ip Aim I'd Mary Lou Qstrowski Saftilal.or'uin Hishop'n Marvin Herman Valedictorian iWSPAPERI   

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