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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - July 17, 1977, Winona, Minnesota Sunday's Congress gats proposal on stiff cuts Congress which successfully insisted it should vote on every part of the administration's government reorganization plan is getting its first chance to whittle President Carter's staff Carter had a plan delivered Friday It proposes reducing the White House staff by 15 percent from to an estimated savings of million a year The number of units within the executive office would be cut from 19 to 10 Election stand The united political organization in Pakistan says it would welcome a chance to compete with ousted Prime Minister Zulfikar All Bhutto on an equal footing in national elections after Pakistan's military leaders step down If Bhutto now jailed refuses to run it amounts to a clear confirmation that be cannot win without vote rigging and government said organization member Mian Tufail Mohammad Mian heads Jamat Islami Pakistani one of the strongest of nine parties in the opposition coalition Zulfikar All Bhutto Fire blamed Fire which burned out the power control panel in the basement of the Landmark hotel casino in Las Vegas is being blamed for the death of an elderly man Friday and the of more than 100 persons The people were overcome by bon monoxide gas carried into rooms through air-conditioning events Glasses out The McDonald's hamburger chain has suspended indefinitely its promotional drinking glass program after the federal urged parents to ly supervise children's use of the glasses McDonald's President Edward Schmitt ordered the ban Friday but said lack of government policy on decorated glasses is causing confusion Economy continues to grow at record pace The nation's economy continues growing at a healthy rate although government economists say growth for the second half of 1977 may slow somewhat Industrial production rose of 1 percent in June its sixth straight monthly advance Total output by the nation's factories mines and utilities rose 12.5 percent in the last quarter and 5.3 percent in the first quarter Economists say the growth pace cannot be sustained at its present level Nightmare is over For eight years Walter Hess carried a vivid memory of firing a bullet into the head of a young woman hitchhiker and burying her body in the desert north of Phoenix Tormented by guilt he finally unburdened himself to police in Chicago Milwaukee and Phoenix And the truth came out He was innocent the victim of a nightmare about a murder that never happened Problems with alcohol were blamed for Hess problem and lie detector tests and while hypnotized convinced police of his innocence Walter Hess Another loss A federal judge has ordered ta Bryant and her ual group not to use the title Save Our Children because of its similarity to the name of a charitable organization Save the Children for underprivileged children Save the Children asked the order saying it was losing tions The inside Youth Daily The Summer calendar 12b Lutherans meet Discussion of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod ship with the American eran Church in light of what the synod considers crucial changes made by the ALC and an appeal to the rebel Concordia Seminary are key items to be considered by the synod convention under way in Dallas Tex Hot Skies will be partly cloudy will be blistering and mere is a chance of thunderstorms today Winona County will be greeted by temperatures in the 90s and the weatherman promises little relief from the heat or the opening of the Fillmore County Fair Tuesday weather details Page Leaders tied in to scandal MADISON Wis AP Tax paid telephone calls of have been traced to the family of Hep R Michael Ferrall and of to at least five past and present members of tha staff of Sen Thomas Petri du Lac a copyrighted story in the Sunday editions of the Racine Journal Times and the La Crosse Tribune says The story by Dennis Chaplman and Eldon Knoche said that during a period between December 1975 and April 1977 staffers for Sen Petri made hundreds of personal calls without reimbursing the state treasury In the instance of Rep the story cited 99 calls made to and from the home of Martha his former wife at a cost of Both Ferrall and his ex-wife said she does volunteer work in his district and all the calls dealt with legislative business Knoche and Chaptman also wrote in the two newspapers that 74 calls costing between December 1975 and May 1977 were made to a Madison telephone number listed to Byslma a legislative secretary who was identified as Ferrall's girl friend Among them were five calls from Key West Fla which the reporters said Ferrall could not explain and among a total of 24 state credit card calls between the Key West area and Madison Mount Horeb and Shawano Ms Byslma was quoted in the newspapers as saying she did not feel obliged to explain the calls said a number of the calls on his credit card record were made by his young son and he would reimburse the state when he can determine the total amount in- Petri said that while he did not believe he personally made any of the calls in- in the reporters investigation he recognized that he would have to accept personal responsibility I would also make an effort to collect from the employes who have done he was quoted as saying to the newsmen The two newspapers said that Senate President Pro Tempore Fred Kisser D- Madison had in questionable telephone calls made from his office to 47 cities during the last 18 months Kisser is quoted as saying that he is trying to find a former aide Jane Dresner he believes made many of them The papers said one of the numbers which had been called quite a few times was in Koyal Oak Mich where the person answering identified herself at the aide's mother and another number was a Southfield Mich construction company owned by her father The newsmen reported that a roommate York said Ms Dresner was on vacation and it was not known when she would be Rep James Wahner the Assembly majority leader was listed in the stories as having made personal calls to places such as Memphis Tenn tland Ore and Delray Beach Fla The papers said he refused to identify those he called saying the conversations were personal but he reimbursed the state last week more than eight months after some of those calls I think the important thing is that the state get he was quoted as saying The report said that William Lundgren an aide to Senate Majority Leader William Bablitch Point had run up a of calling a girl friend in Snow Md and a cousin in Los Angeles I'm waiting for a I realize it was something I had no right to Lundgren a senior at the University of Wisconsin in Madison was quoted as saying Americans released PANMUNJON Korea AP North Korea on Saturday released the copilot and the bodies of three other crewmen of a U.S helicopter shot down over Communist territory three days ago The prompt release underscored efforts by both sides not to let the incident lead to a tation Observers said they could not recall the North Koreans acting so quickly in the past to return American survivors or remains President Carter welcomed the release but said through a spokesman in Washington that he deplored the loss of life and the excessive reaction loan unarmed and inadvertent intrusion The transfer began as wooden coffins CWO Glenn Schwanke 28 Spring Green Wis was accompanied by a uniformed North Korean officer to Panmunjom Korea where he was returned to U.S authorities AP containing the bodies of three American servicemen were bjr North Korean army trucks to a toot juit outside the conference center in The Pentagon identified the dead as CWO Joseph A Miles 26 the pilot of the downed helicopter Sgt Robert C Haynes 29 of Anniston Ala and Sgt Ron Wells 22 of El Paso Tex U.S Army Col Terrence went across the demarcation line ind escorted back the sole survivor of Thursday's inci- dent Warrant Officer Glenn M Schwanke 28 of Spring Green Wis arrived by car and walked unaided across the demarcation line He looked tired and shaken but his only visible injuries were a bruise under the chin and scratches on his face North Koreans had first reported Schwanke was wounded His mother Patricia Schwanke said in Wisconsin she had been Informed by the Army thai her son's only injury was a bruised right knee and cuts on the leg The official North Korean news agency in a broadcast monitored in Tokyo said Schwanke made a public apology at the city of Kaesong about five miles north of the Panmunjom truce village five hours before his release Schwanke promised not to intrude into North Korean territory again and told reporters he received medical aid and generally was well treated during his captivity the broadcast said The report quoted Schwanke as saying the other three crew members would be alive if they had not tried to escape North Korean troops Schwanke and the dead were taken to a Command advance camp 1.2 miles south of the truce village and were flown from there to a military hospital in Seoul The North Koreans refused to return the Chinook helicopter Sunday News year of Winona Minnesota July 58 Pages 4 Sections Sea pact nearer UNITED NATIONS AP The biggest international meeting ever is about to produce the closest thing yet to a broad treaty regulating man's use of the oceans which cover three-quarters of the globe The 3 Conference on the Law of the Sea with more than delegates registered from 145 countries wound up its sixth session here Friday after eight weeks of discussion But conference officials the president and committee still at work Saturday on the session's final product a document called the informal composite The document will contain divide the mto territorial waters a universal economic zone and the regulate fishing in all ocean waters and mining of seabed minerals against ocean pollution The conference president Ambassador Shirley Amerasinghe of Sri Lanka calls me composite text the fetus of the future treaty Officially it is described as just a basis for negotiation like its two predecessors the 1975 informal single negotiating text and the 1976 revised single negotiating text says the latest version is bound to be revised again before it becomes a draft treaty to which conferees may formally propose amendments But some diplomats regard it as sounder than its predecessors because in almost daily private great deal of negotiation has already gone in to it There is general agreement that territorial waters should be extended from the traditional three-mile limit to 12 miles and that every coastal state is entitled to an economic zone reaching on out to 200 miles Amerasinghe says the economic zone is already a fact of international law Forty-three coastal countries have established or are in the process of establishing 200 miles offshore as a fishery zone economic zone or even territorial sea The United States imposed a fishing zone last March 1 The conference is reported near agreement on the right of one country's vessel to pass another's strait But the United States and other advanced countries are still locked in dispute with developing countries over who should control and mine the manganese nodules rich also in copper nickel and cobalt from the deep ocean floor The United States has proposed a parallel system under which private corporations and states would exploit the nodules on something like even terms with an International Seabed Authority The proposed Authority would mine through an operational arm called the Enterprise Lady aides buck Carter on abortion WASHINGTON AP Some of the women in the Carter described as outraged angered and disappointed at the President's opposition to federal funding for elective abortions are preparing a Carter in hopes of changing his position Administration sources said the planned memo resulted from a White House meeting Friday afternoon attended by nearly 40 women and three men all Carter appointees or their aides The memo which will be circulated Monday for signatures of those who at- tended will include a list of medical instances where the protesters think poor women should be able to receive money for abortions One reason cited will be a pregnant woman's exposure to German measles long associated with serious birth defects The women plan to pose a number of questions for Carter such should a poor woman do if she knew her baby would be born a girl be raise an unwanted Crops grow farm income shrinks tn 1 million in 1973 thp lam By DON KENDALL WASHINGTON AP From bare bones to fat pluses in less time than it takes to graduate from high school the nation's wheat inventory is so immense that the Carter administration soon will announce federal curbs on harvest Only three years ago when the world's crops hung in the balance and huge demands were draining reserves the U.S wheat stockpile was the smallest in more than 25 years Some authorities at the time raised the specter of mass starvation in poor countries As the farm price of wheat climbed a few predicted that American con- sumers would pay a dollar a loaf for bread But now after three massive U.S wheat crops including the harvest now taking place it all seems like a bad dream In several major producing countries crops rebounded precluding any famine around the world In addition both India and Bangladesh arc now less dependent on American aid In this country bread prices did sprout anew but not to the dollar a loaf foreseen in Yet while wheat prices have dropped precipitously consumers are still paying as much as ever for bread because of higher middleman charges Three years ago tor example the farm wheat prices soared to record levels At that time a one-pound loaf of white bread that cost consumers nationally about 33 cents contained 6.4 cents worth of wheat This year bread prices have averaged about 35 cents a loaf The farm value of wheat in that loaf however is now about 2.8 cents In other words if farmers gave away their wheat consumers still would pay almost as much for bread as they did three years ago when farm wheat prices were at all-time highs The record wheat supply however is generally helping cool shelf prices by hanging over the market like a giant hammer ready to slam down on prices of other grains if those get too high The relatively fast buildup in wheat supplies traditionally Uie biggest and most frustrating grain problem for the country has brought hardships to the farmers who produce it Nationally wheat in mid-June sold it the farm for a bushel compared with a year earlier In February 1974 when there was talk of the world running out of bread grain wheat at the farm averaged a record a bushel To help understand what has happened since then it is helpful to know a little about wheat what it provides and how important it is to the farm bushel of wheat weighs 60 pounds about as much as three cases of beer bushel provides enough flour to make about 70 loaves of bread is a major cash crop for farmers but only about of it is needed to meet domestic requirements The wheat inventory also called a reserve carryover surplus three years ago was 340 million bushels less than a six months supply for domestic requirements As of this June 1 the wheat reserve was 1.1 billion bushels enough to meet domestic requirements tor almost two years Add to that the estimated 1977 harvest of 2.04 billion bushels only third behind those of 1975 and the total U.S supply available for the coming year is a record of almost 3.2 billion bushels But less than 1.9 billion bushels will be needed in the season to meet domestic and export demands That means the wheat surplus next June 1 will be crowding 1.3 billion bushels the largest surplus in 16 years How did it The scarcity and then the It began with poor world grain crops mainly The Soviet Union for example secretly bought more than 400 million bushels of wheat in 1972 about of that year's U.S harvest and the rush was on More countries poured in orders for U.S wheat and other grain and what had appeared in to be another round of wheat surplus problems rivaling those of the early soon dissipated as the grain drain gushed Old controls on how many acres of wheat farmers could plant were suspended in favor of the Republican policies of Earl Butz Nixon's and Ford's agriculture secretary The world wanted to buy U.S grain Butz said and the country had it to sell In 1972 the government paid wheat farmers million to idle 20.1 million acres of land The payments dropped to million in 1973 and the idled land to 7.4 million acres The payments and idled acreages called a set-aside program by then Agriculture Department were abolished entirely in the next four years including thp 1977 harvest By late August according to Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland new acreage curbs probably without the payments however will be announced I see no chance of avoiding a wheat Bergland told reporters after last week's department's estimate of 1977 wheat production I don't think there's any likelihood we can move that much wheat into the market Last year and again this season drought appeared to be cutting deeply into wheat prospects The worst wind erosion in 20 years swept vast areas of the Great Plains from Texas to the Dakotas But wheat is incredibly tough Wheat can sometimes survive when it appears that jackrabbits might starve looking for something to eat in the fields of Kansas during the cold weeks of January In the last two springs wheat planted the fall before came to life with the return of adequate rains in most areas Instead of a drought disaster most farmers had good yields On a global basis good crops in some of the major producing countries the last two years have helped ease the food crunch of the early 1970s Before Bergland is the decision on what to do about the domestic wheat situation Congress is now in the midst of a policy debate on farm legislation that will affect government price support levels and controls for the next few years The price drop for wheat has helped depress farm income prospects this year For example the 1976 wheat crop was worth about billion down from billion in 1975 Because the two harvests were almost the same size the decline was due to lower market prices The 1977 crop estimated now at 2.04 billion bushels is expected to be worth an average over the season of around or so a bushel roughly the floor prices provided by federal price support loans to growers Thus using those figures the entire 1977 wheat crop might be valued at about billion a loss to farmers of around billion when compared with last year's wheat harvest when prices were much higher Hay guzzler You don't see too many of these big hay guzzlers on the road anymore but this circus elephant In Toronto Canada needed a bath Friday and Wayne Hunt left and Russell Camp took her to a car wash to oblige AP photo
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