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Daily Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1977, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Parking becomes discussion of littering vandalism By Tribune Staff Writer What was billed as a discussion of a problem near 3rd Ave S and Johnson St turned out to be more of a discussion about downtown littering and vandalism Monday night About 15 downtown merchants crowded a first floor meeting room at the city hall annex 61 4th Ave N to protest problems claimed created by persons patronizing the King's Knight cocktail lounge 220 Johnson St Kim Erzinger owner of Kim's Classics 248 Johnson St complained of violent acts of destruction and other things that have been going on in our area He showed pictures of vandalism done recently near his store He said signs and decorative railroad ties have been removed and moved Beer bottles have been broken against the walls of the building his store is in he said and showed beer cans and bottles in the parking tot William Bauer owner of Bauer's Mart complained of cans and bottles on 2nd Ave S in front of his store and said the city should do a better job of cleaning up He is losing a lot of business because ple are afraid to come down to my place Glennon owner of the Square Bar 210 Johnson Si said Ketchum said he saw one person run on the hoods of cers parked in the city parking lot across Johnson St has seen persons urinating in the gutter along Johnson St Bauer said young persons in the area have stopped cars and pounded on them Ketchum said it has happened to him and said he is afraid to park his vehicle in the area at night Bank officials are concerned for persons making deposits James cashier at the First National Bank of Wisconsin Rapids A vrith two small children came into the Shoe Rack 240 St one ing aad said she had been jostled la the ing Sot Wetterau manager said Doors have beea kicked in in the area aad Bauer said said he has met with verbal abuse asking persons to move cars from the private plaza parking lot reserved for patrons Joha Patter owner of the building housing the Shoe Rack and Kim's Classics said he has had complaints about once a week con- vandalism On one occasion in 1976 he said the cover removed a sewer drain in the parting lot and railroad ties were dropped into it Why was there not an officer there during the night to he asked We've got to have some protection or some cotton picking thing and ly not next year Ketchum said Potter said the city should issue a probationary license to the King's Knight and if the problems the license should be revoked Ctilvin Arnold part owner of the King's Knight said the King's Knight employes pick up titter in the area and that they have super- vised the plaza parking lot Not all the bottles and cans found in the parking lots and oa the street are from the King's Knight he said since patrons arrive near che discotheque with bottles and cans bough i in other places It his been difficult to detect bottles aad caas smuggled out in pockets and under coats he said Employes at the door have also not had the force of law in saying persons cannot carry out their containers he said Arnold said he a newly created city ordinance would get publicity when several persons were arrested and fineo for carrying open beer containers on tee street In front of the King's Knight earlier year The fine for carrying an open container of beer or liquor on a public street is 136.50 Marvin safety officer of the Wisconsin police department said He said persons would eventually realize that the city has an open container law perhaps cutting down on the problem Storage of bottles behind the cocktail lounge is the owners problem said Arnold said the King's Knight recently purchased a machine to smash liquor He said the owners lose money time beer bottle is taken out and broken In response to a suggestion that deputies be placed at the door Arnold said the owners would be willing to hire police to check at the door The maintenance of way committee of the Wisconsin Common Council which heard the complaints took no action and suggested the matter be brought before the finance and legislative committees of the council Harold Sullivan committee chairman the new ordinance be given time to work THE DAILY TRIBUNE Says city programs face cutback without borrowing INFORMING THE SOUTH WOOD COUNTY AREA OF WISCONSIN Sixty-Second 18729 Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin 54494 16 Pages Two Sections 1 Tuesday March 1 1977 Plus 2 Supplements Unless Wisconsin Rapids finds a rich uncle or borrows some money some new programs or city services will have to be reduced this year city officials heard again Monday night Reduction of the services could also mean New energy bureau proposed by Carter WASHINGTON AP President Carter today sent Congress his proposal to create a Department of Energy combining all or part of at least nine existing agencies with power totaling nearly The proposed new department would have a budget of more than billion in fiscal 1978 Carter's would abolish as independent agencies the Federal Energy Administration FEA the Energy Research and ment Administration ERDA and the Federal Power Commission FPC And in an unusual arrangement it would divide responsibility for the leasing and agement of offshore oil and natural gas areas between the new department and the ment of interior which now has that The proposal would also place in the new energy department Interior's regional trie power marketing programs and the Bureau of Mines fuels data program control over the rate of exploration of the Naval Petroleum Reserve in Alaska an area to be managed by and jurisdiction over petroleum reserves in California and ing and oil shale reserves in Colorado and Utah now under the authority of the Defense Department The proposed energy department would pick up other programs from the Commerce Department the Department of Housing and Urban Development the Securities and Ex- change Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission In bis letter transmitting the to Congress Carter said Even with a new Department of Energy problems of inter- departmental coordination will remain since virtually all government activity affects energy to some extent Establishing this department however will give us one government body with scope and authority to do the massive job that remains to be done he added House Majority Whip John Brademas of In- diana said he and other congressmen with energy interests who were briefed by Carter in the White House state dicing room this morning were given no figure for the savings that would accrue from the abolition of ing energy agencies Another at the meeting House Speaker Thomas P Tip O'Neill said there is a unanimous feeling that an energy ment is needed He said there will be a Cabinet spot for the department In his message to Congress Carter said his reorganization proposal would offer these ad- Tries to enforce limit on foreign fishing craft By The Associated Press In the of Alaska off the coest of New England and in waters shared with Cuba the government today tried to enforce the new U.S limit on foreign fishing vessels The Coast Guard beefed up its staff craft and vessels for the chore and in Washington Adm Owen Siler Coast Guard commandant said The Coast Guard is ready and accepts the challenge Law requires IRS notice of probes WASHINGTON AP Taxpayers ob- new protection today against un- justified government probing into their records A law took effect at midnight that requires the Internal Revenue Service to notify a payer when it seeks to obtain the taxpayer's financial records from banks or similar in- as part of a tax investigation A taxpayer then would have the right to seek a court order barring the institution from releasing the records to tax in- Until now there has been no requirement that a taxpayer be notified that a tax agent wanted access to bank financial information Nor did the taxpayer have a right to go to court to block release of the information in the event he or she did team of the proble Atty Gen Griffin Bell tried without success last week to convince a House sub- committee to postpone today's effective date of the law which was pan of the Tax Reform Act of 1976 Bell argued that the law could result in delays of up to two years in tax evasion He cited estimates that as many as legal actions would be initiated by taxpayers seeking to bait IRS probes of financial tion records Until today the limit was 12 miles Under complaints from fishing industry that foreign fishermen were ruining their livelihood Congress adopted the zone and the Ford Administration a year ago approved the legislation There were doubts about the immediate effectiveness of the limit Most fishermen are all the same If they think they can beat you they'll cross the line a little said fisheries agent Ken Creamer Creamer is one of 11 National Marine Fisheries Services agents responsible along with the Coast Guard for enforcement along the Alaskan coastline the nation's largest and richest fishery In Boston Daniel Rass a Commerce Department official in charge of enforcement from Canada to North Carolina said he still was waiting for instructions about issuing permits to foreign vessels before they can fish inside the limit The government's first task is stopping for two months all foreign fishing off the Pacific Northwest except for tuna It also must limit foreign fishing in the North Atlantic to only hake and squid for the time being and halt all fishing in the Gulf of Mexico where no countries have applied for licenses Japan South Korea Spain and the Common Market nations already have signed agreements to allow their fishermen to get permits from the Commerce Department A State Department spokesman said those countries agreed to suspend fishing in waters until Congress did approve the agreements An agreement between the United States and Soviet Union has been ratified and viet vessels with permits will be allowed to fish within the zone Several other nations also have declared fishing or economic zones Cuba did so on Monday Among the others are Japan Canada the eight maritime nations of the Eu- ropean Common Market and the Soviet Union Hours before the limit took effect at mid- night Creamer sighted six Japanese vessels ail within 60 mites of for storage David Rasmussen Rt 3 a Consolidated Papers Inc ironworker stands on girders Monday while welding on structural steel roofing sections to a storage addition at the firm's Wisconsin Rapids Division converting plant on 3rd Ave N A concrete floor is about 50 per cent poured for The project due for completion in late May It will help provide a needed staging area for rolls of paper from CPI machines prior to their being converted 10 sheets according to company spokesmen In architecture and color the addition will match that of the main convening plant completed in 1975 Tribune Photo by Wayne Martin Pleads for help to allow his son to die Pa AP A stricken father is pleading for belp to allow his son Jeddie critically injured when tat by a car so die before the child's body deteriorates He's dead His whole body is freezing His whole body is said Robert Rhodes in a telephone interview Monday night His eyes are dark and his face has been ice cold for almost 24 hours now Rhodes crying and his voice cracking said the respirator that keeps heart ping is slowly eating the child away and ing any chance for a proper funeral I want to have an open casket just to see Him one more time Rhodes said I don't want a closed casket Why do they have to do this to A surgeon rejected Rhodes request day to remove the boy from the respirator A spokesmen for Mercy Hospital here celled the decision clearly a professional judgment Dr Samuel Mackall and Dr Victor bruso both of whom have treated the bey were not available for comment night Their answering service said neither could be reached Jeddie has been unconscious and in critical condition with neck spine and internal in- juries since he was admitted last Thursday a nursing supervisor said Rhodes a mechanic and his wife Denise 20 have beer the hospital since then Rhodes said the doctors told him to go home get some steep and wait by phone He says he can't sleep Since the day he was the doctor safc there was no Rhodes said I know his brain is dead His whole head is dead Mo mar could go home end go to sleep knowing they're trying to keep alive something that's dead 1 don't see how they have the heart to do it County President Judge Bernard Brominsky Rhodes caHed him Sunday but said be thought tbe father wanted an order allowing the child to be a heart donor Informed Monday night that the father wants machine off Brominsky said he cosiM hoM an immediate hearing if the father asked for it but can't simply order the child to be allowed to die Obviously I just order something off the top of ray head Brominsky said He said he did not know what laws if any might cover such a situation Brominsky suggested Rhodes have a public defender petition the coon for a hearing Rhodes thinks the court process be too slow to help but said he try to find a lawyer today would abolish the FEA ERDA and the FPC three agencies whose missions over- lap and sometimes conflict and whose specialized perspectives have impeded progress toward a unified energy policy would allow matching federal research and development programs to over-all energy policies and needs Carter said this is important for development of solar power would speed the development of tive energy conservation by combining would lodge in one agency the powers to regulate fuel and fuel distribution systems now shared by the FEA the FPC the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission the legislation the secretary of in- tenor and secretary of energy would hold joint responsibility for the leasing of ly owned onshore and offshore energy resources The energy secretary would establish term production goals in consultation with the interior secretary with disagreements to be decided by tne President The energy secretary would regulate ding systems eligibility for a lease rates of production and disposition of royalties But the interior secretary would regulate land management and conservation lease sate schedules and impact statements While the interior secretary issue the leases the energy secretary would approve the specific terms of the lease The interior secretary would retain the power to cancel leases but should he refuse a cancellation after the energy secretary recommends it he must publish his reasons In the Federal Register layoff of city employes The finance committee of the Wisconsin Rapids Common Council had gathered In the city hall to review year end budgets The review showed that the city still owes for new programs and services provided in 1976 and previous years The tual bills have been paid but the money to pay the bills has come from continuing counts for things like the new city hall and equipment depreciation Those funds tually have to be repaid But the budget overrun is not that bad according to City Treasurer Donald Zager He said today financial consultants do not consider overruns or surpluses of less than five per cent of a budget as major The city's overrun amounts to about two or three per cent of the total million 1976 budget But if the city does not reduce programs in 1577 or does not come up with more money to pay for the programs cost overrun for this year could be an additional ding to City Engineer Roy Elmhorst Elmhorst told the committee he thinks the city's only course of action is to borrow about and reduce new programs or to eliminate the for the other He advocated that any reductions in budget or staff be made in all areas rather than just the public works department Mayor Donald Penza said after the meeting that he thinks the city could get by with borrowing James Tomsyck 2nd Ward argued that each new bond issue requires debt repayments that cut into the amount of money available for regular city services Carol Broker Ward noted that a sixth of the year is over and said the matter should be considered as soon as possible Clyde Deitz 19th Ward urged action day night on the borrowing question bjt Helen Kronstedt Ward the ing was not listed on the agenda The question will be taken up next Monday by the committee so action can be presented to the full council Tuesday March 8 City officials should know by then if city favor borrowing the money and whether city employes may have to be laid off Donald 10th Ward finance com chairman said India espionage case may involve Americans WASHINGTON Several Indian of- suspected of passing nuclear and in- secrets to are under arrest in their own country arid one source Americans may be involved U.S embassy officers in New Delhi and State Department officials here declined aJi comment citing President ment last week that the will not live security issues Foreigners involved in the case were not identified out one Indian source said ably They are Americans The Indian officials were arrested in early February and undergoing weeks of interrogation sources say There was no official announcement from the New about tne arrests sketchy accounts about the discovery of an espionage network were confirmed Monday when India's national news reported the arrests of some senior civil servants The agency in- the were being held for ing economic intelligence to foreigners One newspaper the Indian Express reported thai two presumably diplomatic spies had been expelled from India as a result of what paper said was one of the biggest ever espionage cases to hit the country The Indian government did not identify the two who were expelled and U.S officials re- fused comment when asked if they were Americans Those arrested by the Indian Intelligence Bureau were saki to include a senior tant to Foreign Minister Y B who had access to top-secret documents one senior and lower members of the State Planning Commission and other sonnei familiar with Indian industrial economic and state planning programs The Indian sources said they knew some of the subjects name but declined So identify mem because as far as the sources Knew no charges yet been lodged against them There is no clear-cut evidence from mation available here the espionage system under investigation concerns nuclear matters And Indian newspapers are suggesting that the spying operation had to d-o with the country's iron and in- dustry But Knowledgeable experts here cast doubt on that noting that no major foreign power to know much about India's potential in the iron and industry while its nuclear technology is subject of a great deal of m- Snow colder weather due evident today will gradually be replaced beginning Wednesday clouds are expected to bring some to Wisconsin Tne facing brewed by a major storm in the Pacific Northwest and mav be with some ram lows are forecast from five to 15 degrees The eastern pan of the state should be mostly sunny Wednesday as douds move in from the west over expected highs from the upper 20s to near 40 Highs Thursday are to be mostly in the 30s out the snowy weather will leave state residents shivering in the 20s and Saturday Lows are expected to be in the teens and 20s The high temperature in Wisconsin Rapids Monday was 33 degrees The low was seven degrees It was 14 at midnight and eight degrees at 6 today It was 25 at p.m today
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