Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, May 20, 1975

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

May 20, 1975

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Daily Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1975, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin THE DAILY TRIBUNE Sixtieth Year-No. 18179 INFORMING THE SOUTH WOOD COUNTY AREA OF WISCONSIN Wisconsin Rapids, WIs. 54494 Tuesday, May 20, 1975 16 Pages 2 Sections Plus Supplement 15c Dumps being inspected Sanitary landfill sites in Wood County are being in- spected this week by state Department of Natural Resources officials, with the aid of town officials. Tests were conducted at the Grand Rapids site this morning, with about 13 other sites to be checked Monday, today and Wednesday. Above, Town Supervisor Norman Koch, left, and Town Chairman Jess Eichhorn watched the testing. At right, David Martin, DNR solid waste specialist, drilled a hole to locate the water table. Below, David Nichols of the DNR's bureau of air pollution and solid waste management, locates the water table 13 feet, 8 in- ches from the surface. Martin last week said most Wood County sanitary landfill sites, threatened with closure this fall, will be relicensed until mid-1976, according to County Planner Gary Popelka. The county had requested inspection of the disposal sites prior to the towns' submission of license renewal applications. (Tribune Photos by David Rude) Portugal shuts down paper LISBON, Portugal (AP) The govern- ment today shut down the Socialist party newspaper Republica pending a decision by a special press tribunal on the seizure of the newspaper by Communist workers. A spokesman for the information ministry said the newspaper, Lisbon's only nonCom- munist daily, must cease publication until the court rules on the dispute. The decision to close the paper came after a visit by high government officials while Socialists kept vigil through the night outside the offices. Paratroopers rushed to the building by the leftist military government barred the Socialists from entering the building to drive the Communists printers out. Led by party chief Mark) Scares, a minister without portfolio in the government, scores of Socialists spent the night in a drizzling rain outside the building. Soares threatened to take his party out of the cabinet unless it regains the paper. Ford vetoes strip mine bill WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford vetoed a bill to protect the environment against coal strip mining today, saying it would boost unemployment and consumer fuel bills. "I am unable to sign this bill because as many as people would lose jobs when unemployment already is too Ford Mid in his veto message to Congress. Severe weather lashes Wisconsin By The Associated Press A recordbreaking spring heat wave set off severe weather across much of Wisconsin Monday, with high winds, hail and rain at Madison injuring 12 people and extensively damaging several buildings. The storms moved on later to northwestern and central Wisconsin, where a number of funnel clouds were reported along with minor wind damage. But there were no more in- juries, and only one of those injured in Madison-a man with a knee injury-remained hospitalized'today. Monday's heat, produced by warm, moist and unstable air from the Gulf of Mexico, included record highs for the day of 93 at Madison and 92 at Milwaukee. Other highs included readings of 95 at Beloit, 94 at Oconomowoc, 93 at Pewaukee and Juneau, 92 at La Crosse and 91 at Lone Rock. They ranged down to 81 at Neenah and Minocqua. Overnight lows ranged from 69 at Pewaukee to 46 at Ashland and Superior. Wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour were reported at Madison during Monday's storm, while winds as high as 62 m.p.h. were recorded at Eagle River during an evening thunderstorm. Forecasters said showers and thunderstorms were likely to break out again today, tonight and Wednesday, with the possibility of locally severe storms accompanied by strong winds and hail. At Madison, the storm Monday cut utility service for many customers and forced about 150 persons to seek shelter with friends. Police said a one-mile-square area of Madison's West Side suffered most of the damage, including buckled walls, roof damage, broken windows, and downed trees and power lines. Nine of the 12 people injured were at the Pyare Square state office building, or across the street where three apartment buildings sustained extensive damage. Those injured at Pyare Square were cut by flying glass when about a dozen windows were blown out. Most of the 475 workers were out of the building for lunch. Officials said windows were broken in at least 35 cars in the parking lot, and winds and rain damaged ceiling tiles, insulation and records on the first floor of the 14- story building. Across the street, three apartment buildings sustained extensive structural damage .to roofs and walls. State officials sent everyone in the State Capitol building to the basement when the storm approached, and Depart- ment of Natural Resources employes at Pyare were sent home after it ended. Elsewhere in Madison, winds blew away part the roof of the Dairyland Insurance Co. building, and a state spokesman said several trees were damaged at the executive mansion. There were unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds east of Hayward in Sawyer County, near Lac du Flambeau in Vllas County, and in northern Dunn County as the storms rumbled northward. Heavy rain, hail and lightning were reported Monday evening in parts of Taylor, Rusk and Lincoln counties. National Guardsmen were called out to help with securi- ty at Mounds View, Minn., after winds of more than 100 miles per hour ripped several northern suburbs of St. Paul- Minneapolis late Monday. More than 30 persons were in- jured and damage was estimated at million at a Mounds View trailer park. Authorities said 75 per cent of the homes in the park were torn apart or overturned. Only three of the injured required hospttalization, however. Twenty minutes after children were dismissed for the day at the Sunnyside Elementary School in New Brighton. Minn., the storm hit and tore the roof from the school building. No one was hurt. The winds unroofed part of a shopping center at Fridley, Minn., causing damage to stores and merchandise. Malpractice issue moves to legislature MADISON, Wis. (AP) The malpractice insurance crisis moved from doctor's offices into the legislature Monday as physicians, lawyers and insurance spokesman debated a bill that would set up a state malpractice board. Physicians, including the Medical Society of Wisconsin, supported the measure. At- torneys, including the State Bar of Wisconsin, said it was not an appropriate response. They filled a hearing room to overflowing, and the absence-of so many physicians from Milwaukee forced cancellation of elective surgery at some city hospitals. The problem is soaring malpractice in- surance rates. Physicians contend the premiums and occasional huge court awards are pricing them out of business. The bill under consideration would put most malpractice claims before a six- member state board to include two attorneys and two physicians. One doctor opposed it because the governor would appoint the board's chairman. The board would decide the amount to award a patient on a claim, with maximum payments, of for a patient's death, plus funeral expenses, and for loss of companionship. The bill would limit attorney's fees to 20 per cent of a claim, compared to the now- usual 30 per cent, and set a three-year statute of limitations on filing claims. "We feel it's not a perfect bill, but we hope to work with lawyers in ironing out some of the problems in Dr. Daniel Schmidt, chairman of the Medical Society's Com- mittee on Economic Medicine, said. He noted to the Agriculture, Human Ser- vices, Labor and Taxation Committee that his own liability insurance premium, a year in 1952, was now a year. Dr. Howard L. Correll of Arena, president of the med society, said the legislation would ease problems of attracting new doctors and retaining older ones. Lawmakers in California, New York and Tennessee have moved to forestall real or threatened health care crises by advancing legislation to deal with skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance rates. And in Florida, a judge has stepped in to assure physicians dealing with at least one of the major malpractice insurance carriers of continued coverage at Jan. 1 rates. As California's legislators worked Monday on proposals to put a lid on malpractice in- surance rates, a doctors' protest begun May 1 in the San Francisco area spread into Southern California. Officials said about 150 anesthesiologists in a six-county area of Southern Califoria and another 60 in Sacramento joined a doctors' slowdown that began when colleagues in the San Francisco Bay area refused to handle all but emergency cases. The walkout by 165 anesthesiologists in the Bay area was triggered by announced rate in- creases of up to 324 per cent for malpractice insurance by Argonaut Insurance Co. of Menlo Park. Pathet Lao take Laos city By The Associated Press Pathet Lao troops took over the southern Laos city of Savannakhet today, and a dozen Americans held in loose arrest there by leftwing students were reported "just fine." Thousands of townspeople cheered the Com- munistled troops, and rightist troops joined the victory parade. The takeover of Savannakhet, which previously had been under control of Laotian rightists, came after two weeks of political upheaval in which the rightwing faction of the coalition government surrendered political power to the Communistled Pathet Lao and neutralists. Observers believe the entire country will fall to the Pathet Lao, which was reported moving into Pakse, another Mekong River town in southeast Laos. Sanford Stone, 58, U.S. aid coordinator for the area, told a newsman all the Westerners in Savannakhet were safe despite radio reports received earlier in the day by the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane that two Americans had been led from their homes by a crowd. "We are confined to our houses, but we have food which came on a courier flight said Stone. "We have never been asked to leave and we have never been threatened." Meanwhile, officials in Bangkok and Washington reported that Cambodian navy men who sailed a 175-foot subchaser to Thailand seeking asylum claim theirs was the vessel that captured the American freighter Mayaguez last week. The Thai navy, in a one-sentence state- ment, said it had impounded a gunboat flying the flag of the old Cambodian government and disarmed and detained 10 crew members. The fleeing Cambodians reportedly arrived at Sattahip, on the Gulf of Thailand, last Thursday, the day U.S. Marines and planes rescued the Mayaguez and her crew of 39. However, there were conflicting reports as to whether this was the boat involved with the Mayaguez. Mayaguez Capt. Charles T. Miller said Saturday the Cambodian boat involved was a "motor torpedo but U.S. government sources said the Mayaguez was captured by two small gunboats. The captain's log iden- tified the vessel as bearing the number P128, but the boat reaching Thailand was reported to be numbered E31L It was not known whether this could have been a second vessel mentioned by the crew. The Americans and six other foreigners in Savannakhet were placed under loose arrest when students sacked the compound of the Agency for International Development last Wednesday. They demanded an end to U.S. influence in the area and of rightist control of the town. Pittsville graduation Thursday PITTSVILLE The chorus, band and swing choir will par- ticipate in the Pittsville High School graduation ceremony at 8 p.m. Thursday in the high school gymnasium Diane Karloskc, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Robert Karloske. Rt. 1, Vesper, is valedictorian, Paul Keller, son of the Rev. and Mrs. E, T. Keller, Pittsville, is salutatonnn. Dorene Vnnderwakier will read a letter from Elton Werner, a 1925 graduate from Pittsville High School. Rev. Keller will deliver the invoca- tion and benediction. Members of the 1975 graduating class' Donald Adrian, Elcione Almeida, David Barten, Jim Black, Earl Bowden, Robert Bowden, Ron- nie Bowden, Doris Buelt, Kelly Burke, Steven Chasteen, Knsian Collins, Rebecca Coon, Hnl Dotter, Rita Esser, Sandra Flucgel, Roger Fox, DeanGoehring, Donna Gorst, Kathleen Griswold, Roma Gronski, Sandra liable and Camlance Hahn. Brian Heggelund, Lynn Heuer, Robert Hiles, Donneta Hutchinson, Steven Hutchin- son, Clifford Louis Janzrn, Randy Jensen, Rodney Jensen, Diane Karloske. Paul Keller, Timothy Kitzmann, Debra Kleifgen, Douglas Knapp. Jo Ann Krenn, Carole Krueger, Glenn Kumm, Kathleen Kumm, William Losievski, Roger Luther, Shelia Lyrenmann and Donna Macha. Gerald Mundt, Marci Neve. Conni Niemeyer, Gary Olds, Kathryn Ortner. John Phillips, Anna Piotrowski, Susan Plucinski Rickard Prior, Duane Prust. Peggy Quinlan. Jane Rademan Theresa Red- mond. Kenneth Reshel, Luann Reshel, Randy Reshel, Susan Reshel. Michelangelo Roppo, SusanRucker and Ralph Schafer. Judy Schiller, Marvin Schiller. Michael Schmidt, San- el ra Sc hoi 7 en Ellen Schwanebeck, John Schwnnebeck, Mary Sherwood, Debra Shoemaker. Michael Slovensky, Denice Solatycki, C y n h: a Trachte, Diane Trachte. Kevin Trachte, JoAnne Roger Trit? and Dorene Vanclerwalker. Jeffrey Woodman. Daniel Wroblewski. Mary Weinfurter, Robin Yellow Thunder and Jean Yetter Paul R. Keller Diane Karloske Require auto estimates MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Starting next month, automobile repair shops in Wisconsin will have to start giving written estimates when work on your car will cost more than New regulations requiring the written estimate unless a customer says he doesn't want it go into effect June 1, but the Agriculture Department says it won't begin enforcing them until Sept. 1. The three-month grace period will be used to inform repair shops and the public about the rules, a department spokesman said. Penalties for violation include fines of to and a year in prison. Originally, the estimates were to be required only from repair shops operated by automobile dealers, but the matter went back to the legislature and was made all- inclusive. Donald Wilkinson, state agriculture secretary, says his department was "tooling up" to handle the job of enforcing the rules. The Joint Finance Committee's version of the budget bill assigned enforcement to the Ag Department. Gov. Patrick J. Lucey's budget bill had placed respon- sibility for enforcement with the Department of Transpor- tation. Six additional inspectors will join the department, while 10 investigators already with the Ag Department will have new duties added to their responsibilities, according to the budget bill. If a customer refuses to pay for unauthorized repairs or for charges in excess of an estimate, shops may not fail to return the customer's vehicle. Hot weather, storms seen The weatherman is predic- ting very warm and humid weather today through Wednesday, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, some locally severe, accom- panied by strong, gusty winds and possibly hail. Tonight's tows will be in the 50s and 60s, with highs Wednesday in the upper 70s and 80s. Clouds will increase toward the weekend, and temperatures are due to drop slightly. Wisconsin Rapids had a high of 88 Monday, and a low of 59. It was 72 at midnight and 60 at 6 a.m. today. The city had .12 inch of precipitation Monday. Private school aid is rejected WASHINGTON (AP) In a decision which Chief Justice Warren E. Burger says will penalize handicapped children, the Supreme Court again has said "no" to state aid for private schools. In a 6-3 opinion Monday, the court struck down Penn- sylvania programs authorizing loans of instructional materials and state-paid remedial teachers and counselors to the private schools. Burger said the decision on teachers and counselors would penalize slow learners in parochial schools "not because of any act of theirs but because of their parents' choice of religious exercise." A third feature of the million a year Pennsylvania aid plan, state loan of textbooks to private school pupils, was up- held by the court in line with its decision several years ago allowing a similar program in New York. The justices said Penn- sylvania's textbook program merely made available to the private school pupils a benefit which was already offered to other children. The decision said the Penn- sylvania provision for instruc- tional materials would un- constitutionally advance religion, since three-quarters of the schools which would receive the direct loans have church affiliations. It said providing state-paid teachers for slow learners would require the state to in- volve itself excessively in the affairs of church schools to see that no religion was being taught. Today's chuckle When nil the kids have grown up. married and moved away, most parents experience a strange new emotion: Ifi call- ed ecstasy ;