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   Daily Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1973, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               HELLO THERE Lt. Col. Daniel J. Doughty hoists his niece, Kelly, 4, whom he had never seen, as he returned to his home town of Ladysmith, Wis., for the first time in eight years. Doughty had been a prisoner of the North Vietnamese for almost seven of those eight years. The city turned out to welcome him Wednesday. (AP Wirephoto) Once-Over THE DAILY TRIBUNE On the inside Lincoln High to stand in way of Nekoosa's 19th basketball win of season. See Page 6. 1 Consumer Credit Act which takes effect to- day regulates bill collectors' tactics. See Page 9. Proposed Grand Rapids zoning ordinance needs more revision before it can be adopted, committee says. See Page 9. Designers offer women-in-white variations in spring fashions. See Page 13. Waiting for a bargain FLINT, Mich. (AP) A trusting 25-year-old Flint wom- an still is waiting for her bargain-priced television set. Bernastine Connie tolcl police she was standing in front of a furniture store when a man approached and offered to seH her a set for She declined to buy but changed her mind when hp lowared the price to He took her into the store, showed her the set and told her to drive to the back of the store to pick it up. When she got there and gave him the he told her: "Watch how fast I'll be back with the television." That was three clays ago He's no stool pigeon OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) Thieves who broke into the Fabis Guillory residence here evidently didn't want to leave anyone behind to tell on them St. Landry Parish sherilf's deputies said buiglars took more than worth of loot not counting the family's ta.lking parrot. Warm and wet April showers bring May flowers, right? OK, then March drizzles and fog will taring what in April? It's a little frightening. Tonight won't be frightening, but it may be Lows are expected to be in the 30s, with scattered showers. Friday will be cloudy, with highs in the 40s. The weekend will be mostly cloudy and warm, with daytime highs in the upper 30s. Wednesday's high in Wisconsin Rapids was 37 degrees, with a low of 29 and .06 of an inch ol rain. Today at 6 a.m., the temper- ature was 36 degrees.   Scot-. Air I-crce Bass -car East St. Loins. :n 1-ebruan to the returning Mrs. Doughty said she vsvas overwhelmed by the recep'.aoa from neighbors. parents. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert who I've on the fany.h farm rear wer; :r. "x car '.v.th Doughiv -A hen .-5 w_s 2. He h.- -..is reun: T- alc-u- >0 no" to at-o-jt prison vcs-? v.-.ojW 53} to the weUare of -t.-; prison. TIATTV JL-Jjro. JL A-i X TRIBUNE INFORMING THE SOUTH WOOD COUNTY AREA OF WISCONSIN Fifty-Eighth No. Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 54494, Thursday, March 1, 1973 Single Copy 15 CenJs N. Vietnam will release 106 more American POWs SAIGON (AP) The United States announced tonight that the North Vietnamese had handed over a list of 106 Ameri- can prisoners and two Thais to be released over the weekend. But it said the Viet Cong has yet to turn over a list of 30 U.S. prisoners the Communists said they would release in South Vietnam. The U.S. announcement said: "The Democratic Republic of Vietnam representative on the POW subcommission, four-par- ty Joint Military Commission, presented to the U.S. represen- tative a list containing the names of 106 U.S, POWs and two Thai POWs. The United States has not been advised of the time and place of release, No new information has been received on the detained per- sonnel held by the Provisional Revolutionary Government." This is the government of the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. The chief spokesman for the Bui Tin, said the POWs would be freed over the weekend. Immediately after the list was turned over to the Ameri- can delegation, it was trans- mitted to Washington so that relatives of the American pris- oners could be immediately no- tified of their impending re- lease. Once the next of kin are noti- fied, Washington will make the list public. There were no names re- leased in Saigon either by the U.S. or North Vietnamese dele- gations. The U.S. side said it was told that the 30 prisoners to be freed by the Viet Cong included 26 U.S. military personnel and four American civilians. The Cornmanists released 143 South Dakota senators called into Wounded Knee WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) South Dakota's two senators were flying to this tiny community today in an effort to end a two-day siege by militant Indians holding 11 residents hostage. Sen. James Abourezk said he had been assured that one and possibly two of the captives held since the takeover Tues- day night would be freed when the plane carrying him and Sen. George McGovern arrives at Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City. "I have this assurance through an intermediary-and T know the American Indian Movement AIM leaders are aware of he said- "I'm confident we can negotiate the release of the rest once we get there." Their plane was expected to touch down around midmorn- ing. The 200 Indians have de- manded a Senate probe of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in re- turn for freeing the hostages. Aside from one brief meeting with an FBI agent, the Indians have kept law enforcement offi- cers at a distance, and there was an exchange of gunfire Wednesday morning. Contacted in Washington be- fore his departure, Abourezk said he and fellow Democrat McGovern would be accom- panied by members of the staffs of Sens. Edward M, Ken- nedy, D-Mass., and J.W. Ful- bright, D-Ark. The Indians also had de- manded that Kennedy and Ful- Asks delay in state orders for senior citizens' building repairs Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Donald Penza will ask the Wisconsin Department of In- dustry, Labor and Human Relations to grant a 30-day extension of today's deadline to correct safety and health code violations at the senior citizens clubhouse on Township Ave. Penza said the delay is necessary because repairs on the present facility cannot be made until the common council transfers in street 'Action Line7 service is now multi-media By The Associated Press "Action Line" reader-service now popular and effective features in news- papers around the country spreading to radio and television in the age of con- sumerism. The clout of the media gets results for consumers frustrat- ed by big business, big govern- ment, snarled computers and customers' own ignorance of available services, "Basically companies and government agencies don't like their errors known, so they cor- rect them when we call them to their Steve Guerber says of the "Action Post" col- umn he edits in the Idaho Statesman. Many newspapers began ac- tion lines in the 1960's, and positive reader response has prompted expanded coverage. The Detroit News' "Contact 10" draws some 200 letters and 750 phone calls a day. Jim Lycett heads a staff of 11, including eight writer-researchers and three secretaries. Lycett says 70 per cent of readers' complaints involve consumer matters and he feels the column will be around for- ever. "No amount of consumer leg- islation is going to eliminate the hustlers. They'll always be with us. And the government will always be screwed up. We'll never eliminate he says. Broadcast action lines have burgeoned along with consumer awareness in the past few years. San Francisco's "Action 7" began less than a year ago with commercial spots showing KGO-TV's newsman John Brian wearing a Superman outfit as an attention getter. In Minneapolis, WCCO-TV's "Action News" competes with and often beats the ratings of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, according to news di- rector Ron Handberg, The "Actin 7" feature on Chicago's WLS-TV is not quite two years old but already re- ceives over inquiries a week. Associate producer Deana Nadeau says she and her staff of four try to answer each one. The Washington Evening Star-Daily News devotes about 14 columns of space a week to its action line column, and fea- ture editor Daniel Poole esti- mates it costs at least a year. Not everyone likes the action line concept- The Atlanta Con- stitution recently discontinued it after three years, concluding that it was answering the same questions and the same people over and over again. department funds to the park and recreation department at the council's March 14 meeting. He said an additional will be necessary to fund a cost estimate and plan for remodeling the clubhouse and VTAE building which has been suggested as an additional senior citizens facility- Penza said no decision could be made on whether to use the VTAE building until an archi- tects' study can be made indi- cating the costs involved in converting the building to a rec- reational facility. The alloca- tion of funds for the study will also require common council ac- tion. bright come to the reservation to discuss their grievances, which include the government's handling of US.-Indian treaties and the way in which the Og- lala Sioux tribe elects its lead- ers. Members of the American In- dian Movement who seized con- trol of Wounded Knee, the scene of tragedy for red men during the wane of the great westward push of the 19th Cen- tury, said they had no intention of hurting t'neir hostages, rang- ing in age from 12 to 82. At least six of the captives are over 65, the FBI spokesman said. He said there had been "con- siderable gunfire" Wednesday morning. There were no reports of in- juries. An estimated 250 federal marshals, FBI agents and BIA police from the Pine Ridge and other India1! reservations cor- doned off the tiny valley town. They kepi 10 the heights more than half a mile away, along four roads. Josep'n Trimbach, agent-in- charge of the FBI at Min- neapolis who heads the federal force here, met with represen- tatives of AIM under a tem- norary cease-fire Wednesday, bui an FBI spokesman said there was no progress toward ending the stalemate. He said three other attempts to arrange negotiating sessions failed. Newsmen were denied accss to Wounded Knee, and federal authorities would talk to news- men only by telephone. American prisoners on Feb. 12 and 20 more on Feb. 18. The release of another 142 will ieave 280 Americans still held in North and South Vietnam and Laos, according to Hanoi. They are scheduled to be re- leased in two more groups, with March 28 the deadline for the repatriation of the last ones. The United Slates had ex- pected the release of the second big group on 15 days after the first big group was handed over. But the Commu- nists balked, demanding that the United States and South Vietnam come to terms on the release of civilians held by the Saigon government and guaran- tees to end harassment of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong representatives to the peacekeeping commissions in Saigon and other South Viet- namese cities. The United States retaliated by suspending the withdrawal of American troops and the sweeping of mines in North Vietnamese waters. President Nixon also ordered Secretary of State William P. Rogers to boy- cott the activities of the Paris conference on Vietnam until the POW issue was cleared up, Rogers met Wednesday with Foreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trinh of North Vietnam, and a U.S. spokesman said Trinh as- sured him the POWs would be released soon. Meanwhile, the United States opened consulates general in four South Vietnamese cities to- day and closed out its con- troversial pacification head- quarters. The U.S. Embassy said the consulates had been established at Da Nang, on the northern coast; Nha Trang, on the cen- tral coast; Bien Hoa, in the Sai- gon area, and Can Tho, in the Mekong Delta. This gives the United States representation in all four military regions of the country in preparation for with- drawal of the last American military forces by March 28. Metzger expected to be released Saturday Lt. Cmdr. William Metzger Jr., a Navy pilot held captive in North Vietnam since May, 1967 is expected to be released by his captors Saturday. The pilot's parents received the announcement this morning from their casualty officer, Lt. Cmdr. Leonard Manderfield, Oshkosh. Cmdr. Manderfield said young Metzger is on the list of 106 prisoners of war to be repatriated this weekend. "I won't jump up and clown with joy until he sets foot on the Mrs. Metzger sa'id. Mrs. Metzger, a teacher at Howe School, said heads jerked and eyes popped when she lei out a squeal upon Deceiving the news. William Metzger Sr, :i teacher a! Wesi Junior High School, said "We've waited a long time ro hear this. We're; very happy." The Metzgers said a familv reunion suggested by the pilot's wife, Bonnie of Ann.mdale, Va will depend upon what their son has to say in his telephone conversation with Bonnie. The parents, conceding Bonnie and Bill may want to be alone before holding a family reunion, said they will await a call from Bonnie. The Metzgers are expected to take emergency leave from their teaching assignments to be with their son. Following a brief processing period in the Philippines, Cmdr- Metzger will be flown to the Naval hospital in Bethesda, Md. The reunion might take place at the hospital. The pilot's sister, Pamela, and her husband. Marine Lt. Robert Bulik, and their five- month-old son. Christopher Robert, are also expected to join the reunion. The Buliks live in Oceanside, Calif. According to remarks for- warded by three former POWs who saw Cmdr. Metzger, "Butch" is "in fine shape strong as a Mrs. Metzger said. Nixon defends his welfare reforms WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon, observing that his revamped social welfare pro- gram already has aroused "in- tense controversy and consider- able de- fended his changes today in a special message to Congress. The lengthy message itself contained no surprises and con- firmed expectations that Nixon would back away from his welfare reform program, that would have, in effect, guaran- teed a minimum annual income for poor families. Much of the emphasis was on justifying the reorganization and in some cases, scrapping of past federal activities in the area of human resources. Pledging that he will display "compassion that simply compassion that means Nixon took credit for a record human resources budget he put .it twice the amount that was being spent on such programs when I took office in 1969. "The overall effect of these reforms will be the elimination of programs that are wasteful so thai we can concentrate on programs that Nixon, who said "the welfare mess cannot be permitted to acknowledged he was abandoning broad welfare- reform "since the legislative outlook seems to preclude pas- sage m the immediate fu- However, he said he is order- ing vigorous steps to strengthen the management of aid to fami- lies with dependent program he described as "ineq- uitable, inefficient and in- adminis- trative measures and unspeci- fied legislative proposals. As he had promised, Nixon again said he would isk Con- gress for a new law "for alle- viating the often crushing bur- dens which property taxes place on many older Ameri- but he did not spell out what he had in mind. Discussing his controversial dismantling of the Office of Economic Opportunity, Nixon pictured the move as strength- ening antipoverty programs by moving them into Cabinet de- partments directly concerned. "The only major OEO pro- gram for which termination of federal funding is recommend- ed in my budget is community he said. With billion of federal funds having been spent since the program was launched in 1D65, Nixon said further funding "no longer seems necessary or desirable." After stating that "I am ir- revocably committed to ful- filling the American dream for all Nixon prom- ised: of federal health insurance legislation, the channeling of manpower train- in money through manpower revenue sharing rather than categorical grants. moves to give greater decision making powers to trib- al governments on Indian res- ervations. for the equal rights amendment to the Constitution amied at improving the legal standing of women, funds for direct assistance to college students. long espoused by the administration, "to pro- vide a tax credit for tuition payments made by parents of children who attend nonpublic elementary and secondary schools."   

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