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   Daily Tribune, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1972, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               Mrs. S. J. Conner County board votes to continue Family Planning Service I year Wood County's Family Planning Service got a new lease on life Tuesday afternoon when the Wood County Board voted 20-16 to continue the program another year or until federal funds run out. The vote in favor of the program was one more than on the resolution originally establishing the service in January. Although the resolution to continue the Family Planning Service was amended, the cmiendment apparently will have little effect upon the program's operation. fntroduced by Thomas Reddin of Wisconsin Rapids, the amendment provides that there will be "an absolute prohibition against any information or counseling that would suggest or advise there be or abortion." Backers of the service have long argued that the service docs not promote either sterilization or abrotion, but in attempts to kill the program, opponents have hammered at the theme that the county's contract with the state for the service does not specificially prohibit these acts. A second resolution by the Health Committee, authored by Robert Braun of Wisconsin Rapids, never received con- sideration due lo the fact that it had not been approved by ;i majontv of committee members. Braun's resolution would have rescinded the original resolution establishing the program and terminated it. An earlier attempt to amend the resolution, by Anthony Ruesch of Vesper, was defeated. Ruesch had asked that only education about family planning be provided but not con- traceptives, counselling o r fertility studies or medical services. The vote on the measure was taken after those favoring and opposing the program each allowed 15 minutes to present their cases, with three persons on each side given five minutes apiece Speaking for family planning were Mrs. Helen Casper of Wisconsin Rapids, president of the League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Rapids Area, Dr. John Schaller of Wisconsin Rapids and Mrs. Katherine THE DAILY Young of Marshfield. Opponents heard were Arnold Fraedrich of Wisconsin Rapids, president of the Wood County Taxpayers Alliance, Anderson Connor and Mrs. S. .1. Conner, both of Marshfield. When the results of the final vote were announced by Board Chairman Andrew J. Hellner, a large segment of the audience of about GO persons, mostly w omen wearing "Support Family Planning" buttons, burst into loud applause, llellner cautioned them against another such outburst. The board approved establishing a seven-member to study the merging the Norwood Hospital Board of Trustees with the county Mental committee feasibility of Health Services Committee and I he following members were appointed: William Schucller, Marshfield, chairman; John Parkin, Marshfield, Marion Xakroczymski, Rudolph; Arthur P. Hayward, Steve Pelol and Edward Timm, all of Wisconsin Rapids, and Charles Arnold, Nekoosa. Unheeded were pleas that the county raise its contributions to the New Business and Industry Committee of the Wisconsin Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and to Greater Marshfield, Inc. The board approved continuing its annual contribution of to each organization after hearing reports on industrial expansion in both communities. 2 Mrs. Helen Casper TRIBUNE Fifty-Eighth Year-No. INFORMING THE SOUTH WOOD COUNTY AREA OF WISCONSIN Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 54494, Wednesday, June 14, 1972 Single Copy 15 Cents Kissinger will visit China as follow-up to summit WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon's top national se- curity adviser, Henry A. Kissin- ger, will go the People's Repub- lic of China for a four-day visit June 19-23 for "concrete con- sultations" with Chinese lead- ers as a followup of Nixon's summit talks, the White House announced today. The aim of the meeting will be "to further the normaliza- tion of relations" between the two countries and to continue "to exchange views on issues of common the an- nouncement made jointly here and in Peking said. After Nixon's summit meet- ing with the Chinese leaders in February, it was announced that both countries would make an effort to continue contacts and that senior U.S. representa- tives would be sent to Peking from time to time. Presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Kissin- ger, who will be making his third trip to Communist China, is expected to meet with Pre- mier Chou En-lai and top offi- cials of the Foreign Ministry in Peking. Newsmen's probes called: 'Flabby, dumb' LOS ANGELES (AP) President Nixon's domestic affairs adviser says one reason the President has few news conferences is that newsmen ask dumb question. "He doesn't get very good questions at a press conference, said John D. Ehrlichmann. He goes in there for a half hour and gels a lot of flabby and fairly dumb questions and it doesn't really elucidate very much. "I've seen him many times come off one of those things and go back in and say, 'Isn't it extraordinary how poor the quality of the questions Asked during an interview taped Tuesday for showing on KNBC television Saturday why Nixon has had only one news confer- ence this year, he said, "He's been very busy, and he commun- icates with the American people in a lot of different ways." In a typical news conference, Ehrlichmann said, "You have 300 people .lumping up and yelling, 'Mr. and all that kind of thing and it just isn't a very useful way of communi- cating with the American people. "I think some of them may be preoccupied with their own interests or their bureaus may have fed them things that they're asked to ask, but the long and short of it is that you don't get very much out of it. "It seems to me a great deal more could be developed as interesting news and valuable for the people out of a one-on- one with Dan Rather (CBS White House where he could follow up and press and so on." Asked at one point whether he was accusing the Washington press corps of being flabby and dumb, Ehrlichmann replied, said the questions are flabby and dumb." "I would expect all inter- national questions will be dis- Ziegler said, adding that both sides will be free to raise any topic. Kissinger is expected to leave Thursday afternoon or Friday morning with a brief stopover in Hawaii. He will leave Hawaii Sunday morning, refuel in Guam and arrive in Shanghai at 5 June 19. Zigler said Kissinger will be returning directly to Washing- ton after the China visit. Ziegler was asked if the trip vas tied to developments in Vietnam. "I wouldn't relate this trip to any particular he re- plied, noting that either side can raise any questions it wish- es. Ziegler also said that Kissin- ger had a full discussion about his forthcoming China trip with Japanese leaders when he was on a visit to Tokyo June 9-12. Kissinger will get to China iust a few days before House leaders Hale Bogss, D-Miss., and Gerald Ford, R-Mich., ar- rive for another cultural ex- change visit June 26-July 5. They leave on the trip June 23, the day Kissinger will be re- turning. Japanese airliner down near New Delhi NEW DELHI (AP) A Japanese airliner crashed tonight at Jaitpur, a village 15 miles from New Delhi's Palani Airport, and police said about 80 persons were feared dead. Japan Air Lines said the plane carried 76 passengers and a crew of 11. Police said about 10 persons have been taken to the All In- dia Institute of Medical Scien- ces, some of them in critical condition. Alderman takes issue with low-income housing plans Controversy over the proposed construction of 50 housing units for low-income families in Wisconsin Rapids flared up at Tuesday night's Common Council meeting. F o u r t li Ward Alderman Clarence Tcske accused Department of Housing and Urban Dcvelopmcnl (HUD) of economic blackmail. "HUD lolcl us, in effect, that the only way we could obtain funds for units of housing for Ihe elderly would be to include plans for units of low- income family housing in Ihe same he said. Tcske, a former Housing Authority chairman, wild that while he's not opposed !o the idea of low-income fnmily housing, he is opposed lo the mclhocl. "I believe thai, If we need them, private developers should woik directly with HUD." He explained that by following this course, HUD would pay the difference bet- ween what the low-income families were able to pay and the total rent on the housing. Then the owners of Ihe housing would have to pay the complete tax on the buildings, bringing an estimated in revenue into the city coffers annually. James Serchcn, 5th Ward alderman, presented petitions bearing the signatures of 100 residents of his ward calling for the restriction of low-income homes to one per block, or no closer than 500 feel apart. Mayor Donald explained that the Housing Authority "was very definite that they wanted them but that HUD wants them in clusters. The Rev. Robert Buckmnn. chairman of the Housing Authority, explained to the council thai "i.hc Authority Is primarily concerned about housing for the elderly, bul we had to go for the low-income family housing lo get it. "We are concerned about the he said, "bul I'm sure 'f the people who would be affected by the low-income family housing wanted to cir- culate petitions, they could get as many if not more names on them. We have lo be concerned about people regardless of their income." Buckmnn said that the petitions presented would unreasonably bind the program, which "must have flexibility lo be effective." He added that he. couldn't sny exactly where the units would he located, because the Authority itself doesn't know ycl. "We don't want to bunch them up five or 10 together, nil I then we don't wnii! lo isolate, them either." Once-Over THE DAILY 0 TRIBUNE He realizes the error of his ways Three Wisconsin Rapids boys a week ago Tuesday ad- mitted to starting a gress fire near the Chicago and North Western tracks near Lloyd's Lumber Co. This week, Wisconsin Rapids Police Officer Jere Gardner heard from one of them. His letter: Dear Officer Gardner, I am really sorry for what I did. Even though we had fire prevention at our school, 1 don't know why I did it. My parents told me all about fire and matches when I was a little younger. I feel awful about it. Now I probably won't even light a match, but if I do, I will remember this incident. "You can tell the parents had a hand in Gard- ner said, "I wish all parents were that concerned." Jusf call him 'Rocky' Again from the June issue of Rockhound News, a newsletter published by the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society of Wisconsin Rapids: "Having lived in Cochis-e County, Ariz., Tribune Sports Editor Bob Des Jarlais had heard and read about rock- hounds (those folks who spend weekends scurrying about the local countryside in search of an unusual But to do an assignment on the local rock club led to some head scratching .a rock club in Wisconsin Rapids, yet! "An assignment is an assignment, so curiosity netted this non-rock hound a few hours cf geniune pleasure. A visit to Ziegler's 'Under the Apple Tree Lapidary' proved facinating. "Bernie's loquaciousness and a copy of the May issue of Rockhound News resulted in about a third of a page spread in the sports section on May 20th. Not such a bad assignment at that." Showers ending Thunderstorms gave most of Wisconsin, including Wisconsin Rapids, a good drenching Tuesday night, but aside from a few scattered drizzles today, the out- look for the next fsw days calls for somewhat drier weather. Tonight's low temperatures will range from the up- per 50's to the low 60's under partly cloudy skies. Thursday, things should warm up a little, with tem- peratures in the upper 70's and sunny skies forecast. It should remain fair with little change in tempera- ture through the remainder of the week The high temperature Tuesday in Wisconsin Rapids was a humid 88 degrees, the low 60, with .22 inch .of precipitation. At 6 a.m. today il was 67 degrees. (O WJ hr NIA, I "I'm fed up with talking about crab grass. Let's talk about something RELEVANT, like EPA orders ban on use of DDT WASHINGTON (AP) Envi- ronmental Protection Adminis- trator William D. Ruckelshaus ordered today an almost com- plete ban on use of the pesti- cide DDT in the United States. Ruckelshaus made the ban effective Dec. 31, 1972, to allow a transition to substitute pesti- cides. Under his order, the use of DDT will be permitted in this country only for public health purposes and in three minor uses to protect crops where no effective alternatives are avail- is, on green peppers, onions and sweet potatoes in storage. All remaining crop uses of on cotton, pea- nuts, and be banned. An attorney for formulators of DDT products immediately asked a federal appeals court to set aside the Ruckelshaus or- der. The attorney, Robert L. Ack- erly, said the brief appeal, pre- pared in anticipation of the de- cision, was filed by his agent with the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans 30 seconds after the order was re- leased to newsmen in Washing- ton. Ruckelshaus' decision was based on a 17-month study by EPA on the effects of the wide- ly used chemical. The long-awaited decision gave environmental groups a victory in one of their earliest and toughest battles that began with the publication of the late Rachel Carson's now-famous book, "Silent Spring." Although DDT became a worldwide weapon against in- sects in the years following World War II, Miss Carson warned that it was spreading and persisting in the environ- ment. Other environmentalists soon began campaigning against the pesticide. In a 40-page decision Ruck- elshaus said: "I am convinced by a preponderance of the evi- dence that, once used, DDT is an uncontrollable, durable chemical that persists in the aquatic 'and terrestrial environ- ments. "The evidence of record, showing storage in man and magnification in the food chain, is a warning to the prudent that man may be exposing himself to a substance that may ulti- mately have a serious effect on his health." DDT still is widely used abroad for malaria control and crop protection and the order does not prohibit DDT export from the United States. Ruckelshaus said its likely substitute in this country for most crop uses is methylpara- thion, a chemical which is high- ly toxic but which breaks up rapidly and therefore does not build up in the environment as DDT does. He said its safe use will require special training of workers for its application. The order was released while Ruckelshaus was in Stockholm, Sweden, attending the United National Conference on the Hu- man Environment. EPA said he signed the order June banning general use of DDT effective at the end of this year. The heated debate over its safety has raged for years, 2 Port board OKs liquor sales A policy to grant Class A licenses for the sale of packaged liquor and malt beverages and to deny all ap- plications for Class B licenses (such as needed for a tavern) was adopted by the Port Ed- wards Village Board Tuesday night in a 5-1 vote, with one trustee absent. J. Marshall Buehler, after an unsuccessful attempt to delay the action, cast the dissenting vote. Buehler, with some support from Kenneth L. Christenscn, contended the village residents were led to believe a referen- dum would be held on the issue. Walter Wcfei Jr., village legal consultant, said the board cannot hold a referendum to gPt public opinion, but the residents could initiate direct legislation through a referendum. If the board acts now, the people could start a petition for direct legislation, but it would take a few months to be com- pleted, and then it is doubtful it would have any effect on a license that's been issued for a year, Wefel said. "We're going back on our word on an important Buehler said. "People expect to make their views known through a referendum." "The calls I've received in- dicate we were elected to make a decision and should make said Rolland Aubey. "We've given the people an opportunity to speak. We couldn't drink any more in this village if.it came out of the tap." The board will meet as a committee of the whole at 7 p.m. Tuesday to dralt or- dinances regulating ihe issuance of the licenses and hours ot Soviet leader Payments deficit is getting worse on mission peace CALCUTTA (AP) Soviet President Nikolai V. Podgorny arrived in Calcutta today en route to Hanoi, touching off .speculation he was on a peace mission. Podgorny told reporters: "The Vietnam problem should be solved fast and the Ameri- cans should cease their bomb- mc there." Experienced diplomats in Moscow saw Podgorny's visit to Hanoi as an effort to bring peace to Vietnam, although they conceded they had no solid information to support heir conclusion. He had been .scheduled to spend only an hour in Calcutta while his plane was refuelled. Rut aides said the departure was delayed until Thursday morning because of bad weath- er. Podgorny is the first member of the Soviet high command to confer with North Vietnamese 2 WASHINGTON (AP) A key measure of the nation's balance-of-payment.s deficit, de- signed to show the long-term dollar dram, worsened in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department said today. The deficit on the so-called "current account and long-term capital" basis was billion on a seasonally adjusted basis compared with billion recorded in the last three months of 1971. Previous measures of the bal- a'nce-of-payments deficit in the fust quarter showed improve- ment, but the balance on cui- teni accounts is designed to look at the longer-range, under- lying picture by stripping away the impact of dollars invested overseas in short-term secu- rities. The measure released by the department today is designed to show the impact of trade and capital invested loi limgei terms It showed ih.it it wa.s .1 iwmg of about billion in the amount of long-term in vested overseas when nni pared with thai invesied in the United States. In addition, the trade clelicil worsened sharply, adding an- other million lo the deficit when compared with the pre- vious quarter The Nixon admiin.slialmn economists wan h the balance on current and long-term capi- tal closely, beiause it reflects more on the ompoiitivencss of American industry more than any other measure. Today's chuckle Rig business exec' "Irt's w a t r h acquisitions more carefully last week we bought two of our own com- panies." sales, and setting license fees. The liquor license issue, only discussed in the past, became a formal issue when Donald Kincaid applied for a Class A license for sale of packaged alcoholic goods in his super market. Gary Keyzer, a tavern operator, followed with an application lor a Class B license for a tavern he purportedly would build in the village. Both applicants were present Tuesday night. Kincaid said he foresees Ihe hours of liquor sales lo be the same as in Wisconsin Rapids. Lucey tax policy hit at hearing I .A Wis. (AP) Lil ios.se Mayor W. I'ctor Gilbert- son c'ntic iml fiov. Patrick J. 1 ncev his economic pol- u ios loday in Cily Hall as Ihe stale's ilnef executive opened the firsl of five taxpayer hear- ings around the state, Lucey .said Wisconsin's most pressing nceil is "relief and re- form in the area of local prop- erly lax." Ihe governor said all other revenue sources are on "an eflident basis at the stale bul the property lax suf- feis fiom municipal officials who "work at it only part time, and sonic: arc not qualified lo do iin adequate job." fiilbcrtson challenged Luccy's remarks, saying "the governor must look lo policies find prac- tices that treat communities as separaic entities rather than an all being equal." According lo Lucey, great In- 2 IN FW SPA PERI   

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