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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Burlington, Iowa Us accused of provocation by n. Koreans Seoul South Korea up a North Korea accused the United states saturday of committing a Quot Large scale military provocation Quot by sending a heavily armed Force into the Panmunjom truce Village to Cut Down the tree where two . Army officers were killed earlier last week. The accusation carried by the official North korean Central news Agency came As the 7th Fleet aircraft Carrier Midway accompanied by a missile Cruiser and four frigates was reported steaming from Japan toward korean Waters. Two squadrons of . Fighter bombers already have arrived in South Korea. The communist Agency said the . Action involved about 700 men and a helicopter a creating a terrible War the Agency in a report intended for the North korean Domestic service said the United states helicopter flew Over communist territory and accused the . Of trying to Start a new korean War according to monitors in Wash Brigton the attack wednesday came As a five Man work party escorted by . And South korean Security guards tried to prune a tree in the demilitarized zone near Panmunjom 35 Miles North of Seoul. North korean guards tried to Block the workers according to the United nations command then attacked with pikes and axes hacking to death maj. Arthur bonifas 33, of Newburgh n.y., and 1st it. Mark Barrett 25, of Columbia . Early saturday the unc headed by . Army Gen. Richard g. Stilwell sent a work group into the truce Village and Cut Down the tree. According to the korean Central news Agency report monitored in Seoul Quot More than 300 military brigands including . Troops in full combat trim Quot were sent into the truce zone. It said they were backed up by a Over 400 armed a helicopter creating a terrible War . Army officers reported no incidents along the Border saturday. I from Hawk Eye land filmed murder of guards Gray a 22-year-old Soldier serving in the military police obtained motion pictures of the murder of two . Army officers by North korean guards wednesday. He is Timothy h. Gray son of or. And mrs. Robert Gray Gladstone 111., Rural whose wife Cathy and five week old son Shaun Are Liv ing with mrs. Gray a father William Douglas at the North Edge of Burlington. Gray whose usual rating is specialist fourth class has been in the 2 i years and was in the demilitarized zone since april i. His parents and wife reported that he has been transferred to Seoul for safety. Mrs. Robert Gray said her son had been permitted to Telephone his wife and assure her he was Safe. The elder mrs. Gray said she and Gray a assumed he was using an movie camera with a telephoto Lens Quot when he obtained the pictures the bypass of Reagan was at his request Vail Colo. Up a it was by prearrangement and at Ronald Reagan a request that president Ford never offered the vice presidential spot to Ronald Reagan the White House said saturday. Assistant press Secretary Bill Roberts said that about one week before the nomination was decided John Sears Reagan a Campaign manager and William Timmons Fords convention manager agreed that the Winner would Call on the loser immediately following the presidential nomination. On the Day the nomination ultimately went to Ford Sears asked for and received a commitment from Timmons that Ford would make no offer to Reagan to be his running mate. Roberts said that was one of the conditions under which Reagan would agree to meet Ford after the balloting. Grays also assumed he took them from the watch Tower to which he is assigned. He apparently grabbed the camera and started shooting when the attack began. The pictures were shown on Abc news Friday evening. Timothy Gray worked for Riley Bros before entering service he is a 1972 graduate of Union High school Biggsville 111. The slain officers were murdered by about 30 North korean guards wielding axes and Metal pikes As they supervised a tree trimming operation along the Border. Man Dies in burning truck Argyle a one Man was killed and another injured in separate traffic accidents on Lee county roads this weekend. Frank t. Genck 65, Canton mo., died about 7 30 . Friday on a Blacktop Road one mile North of Argyle when his pickup left the Road and exploded. Jeffrey a. Holtkamp 20, West Point it. I was in fair condition at it. Madison sacred heart Hospital with injuries suffered when his motorcycle went out of control on Iowa 103 just North of the it. Madison City limits about 12 31 . Saturday. Lee county Deputy sheriffs said Gencks pickup went out of control on a curve at the top of a Hill. The vehicle travelled 500 feet through a ditch struck a Culvert and rolled Over eight times. The cab was Tom from the Chassis and the tank caught fire burning Genck beyond recognition. Identification was made through the vehicle registration. Holtkamp apparently lost control and skidded 200 feet before the Cycle came to rest in the northbound Lane deputies said. He sustained head and face injuries. The Accident is under investigation. Genck was the 19th person to die on Lee county roads in 1976. Obituary on Page 22. A the 140th year no. 37 sunday August 22, 1976 Don t make Waves lutheran moderates to pull out Rosemont 111. Up a organized moderates within the lutheran Church Missouri Synod have made the decision they have Long debated to pull out of the conservative Church and to form a new denomination. It was done with some expressed reluctance and with some reservations As to its effects. About 1,100 members of the moderate group called the evangelical lutherans in Mission met for three Days the past week in their third annual Assembly a meeting its leaders hoped would end the concept of the 17,000 member movement As an organized thrust within the Missouri Synod. But things went As expected Elim general Manger Elwyn Ewald said and Elim will continue its existence past next december when the new denomination the association of evangelical lutheran churches gets organized in Chicago. The Missouri synods a supreme court a the commission on constitutional matters ruled wednesday that any congregation joining the Alec automatically forfeits membership in the Missouri Synod. No one yet knows what that will mean for individuals. Curbside sailors Cory Logan 5, left Jeff Kuenzler 6, and Ricky Kuenzler to cruise their ships on Lake Parkway an Inland sea the boys created in front of the Kuenzler Home at 1713 Parkway Friday afternoon. What better Way to test their crafts seaworthiness and beat the afternoon s mid-80 degree temperature at the same time. The Kuenzler boys Are the sons of Richard and Linda Kuenzler and Cory their Cousin is the son of Gary and Katy Logan 41 mid town gardens. Photo by John Gram third party candidate seen Kansas City to. Up a More than 800 conservatives bitter Over Ronald Reagan a narrow defeat for the gop nomination will pick a third party candidate in Chicago this week hoping to make sure president Ford loses in november. Leaders of the american Independent american Independence and Constitution parties among other key conservative activists from around the country Are expected to join forces thursday at a three Day convention called to unfurl a third party Banner and choose a Standar bearer. The disgruntled conservatives represent various state parties who now Are or soon will be on the ballot in some 45 states. Their Long Range Hope is to bring together disenchanted conservative republicans and democrats under a a new majority coalition that one Day will run candidates for Congress As Well As state offices. For the moment however they seek Only to make sure Ford loses to Jimmy Carter this fall believing the death of the gop surely will follow. Significantly a vanquished Ronald Reagan indicated Friday he May support formation of a new party if Carter wins in november. At an Airport news conference following his return from the gop convention Reagan said that if Ford loses a there would have to be a reassessment of where we go and How we put that great new majority one of the chief movers behind the third party drive is Richard Viguerie a right Wing political direct mail magnate and publisher from Washington d.c., who raised Over $10 million for various conservative causes last year. Viguerie 42, is seeking the party a vice presidential nomination but May end up As its presidential nominee if conservatives Are unable to convince a a a name to take up their cause. He announced his candidacy at the gof convention. Leaders of the movement had hoped to convince sen. Jesse Helms r-n.c., one of Reagan a earliest backers to take up their cause but he has turned them Down. Another possibility is gov. Meldrim Thomson of new Hampshire. Sunny and warm forecast sunny and warm today with a High of 86 Low tonight 62. Southerly winds from 5-10 Miles per hour. River stage Burlington 7.3, no amp peanuts Des Moines up a the a Beer and peanuts Quot fundraiser featuring democratic presidential contender Jimmy Carter tuesday has undergone a slight change to accommodate Drivers to the event. Its now billed As a a amyl a lemonade stand a state democratic chairman Thomas Whitney said saturday. One of two fundraisers Carter has scheduled during a two Day Iowa Stopover the event was revamped to accommodate concerns for both participants at the $10 a head picnic and the Don Van Ryswyk family who Are hosting the event at their Warren county farm just South of Des Moines. The lemonade stand theme is a Takeoff on Carters 8-year-old daughter amyl a summer venture in Plains ga., Whitney said. Carter is scheduled to arrive in Des Moines at 6 15 . Tuesday and attend the fundraiser at the Van Ryswyk farm. Following a $250 a plate fundraiser breakfast scheduled wednesday morning at the Airport Hilton Carter will give what is billed As a a major farm policy speech at the Plaza stage of Iowa state Fairgrounds at 9 30 ., then leave Des Moines at 11 15 . Carters Iowa visit his first since before the january precinct caucuses is his first Midwest Stopover since winning a spot on the democratic presidential adjustments Issue in police suit f Bill Mertens the attorney representing Arlington policemen in a lawsuit against the City says the court action As initiated because the City failed to re up to terms of a previous labor n tract. A this lawsuit does not arise out of e new negotiations a attorney . It re said. A this lawsuit deals with a a for the amounts of Oney each of the 35 police employees aimed is due them is not the heart of a matter according to Ford. Rather in City a alleged unwillingness to it Nti nue paying Cost of living leu stents is the Issue. Ford is representing each of the 34 flyers and the police Matron who anticipated in the $351,547.89 image suit filed last week. The Tion seeks actual damages mounting to $1,547.89, that amount id to have been owed but not paid to in police employees since july i and 150,000 in exemplary damages a .0,000 per employee. The suit named As defendants City personnel director Randy Peck former City employee Bob Long finance commissioner Jack Waldhoff and two John does representing the City Council. Peck and Long served As City negotiators in talks with the four pity employee unions in the past year although Long has since resigned to go to College. Waldhoff was listed since he was a member of the Council both at the time the previous contract with the police was filed and now but the suit clearly implies that the whole Council the City itself is the defendant in the suit. Because of that City officials Friday afternoon said they would Check to see if the City liability insurance policies covered such claims and if the insurance company would offer assistance in the defense of the suit. Otherwise the officials would not comment other than to say they would seek advice from Iowa City attorney William Sueppel who has offered consulting help to City negotiators in the past but never participated in negotiations. Aside from the 35 police officers the suit lists Burlington policemen a Assn. Blackhawk unit 3, the police Union As the primary plaintiff but Ford says the action constitutes a suit brought by the individual officers. Ford was hired by the police Union As chief negotiator during contracts talks held several months ago. He said he did not think a vote of the Union membership was taken in Advance of the filing of the suit but indicated such Wasny to required since each of the officers named has retained him and agreed to participate. And Ford said the suit Likely will be amended in coming Days since three officers Are on vacation and have not been included in the suit yet. If the three participate that will increase the total damage suit to about $382,000. Although Ford contends the suit is based on a prior contract and does not Deal with recent negotiations for a new contract the two Are inseparable. The police had signed a contract with the City in 1974 which called for six month Cost of living adjustments to be paid for an 18-month period. The adjustments were paid amounting to 25%, in three increments on Jan. I and july i 1975, and on Jan. I 1976. According to that contract another adjustment was due july i based on the Cost of living Index. That increase would have amounted to 2.7%. The increase should have been noted in three Semi monthly paychecks received since that Day but Hasni to been Ford said. He said the policemen were not sure until that first paycheck was received in mid july whether the increase would be included. Evidently they were pretty certain it would not be however since the Union and the City had reached impasse several weeks ago in talks on a new labor contract. The old contract expired june 30, and the police Are now working without a contract. Talks on the contract for this fiscal year began several months ago and finally went to one session of Federal mediation in which a a a mediator was called in an attempt to reconcile the matter. That was the last formal session held and since neither Side would Budge according to Ford a a the negotiations were Over As far As we were under regulations of a state Law covering collective bargaining for Public employees there Are Steps available beyond mediation including fact finding and arbitration. The City contended that it was too late of go beyond mediation according to Peck. Ford said the talks could have gone to fact finding if both sides had agreed. He said the police asked the City to join in the request for fac finding but a they that is where negotiations ended although the police did not give up their rights spelled out in that old contract he said As he feels other Cit employees unions did. The three others have settled on not contracts which went into effect jul i. Those unions also had old contract which called for Cost of liver increases on july i but gave up the when signing the new contract. According to terms of two of Tho contracts the employees were Grant annual pay raises equating $420 Aero the Board or $35 a month. Terms the contract with bus Drivers have not been made Public yet but Tho contracts eliminated All Wordin pertaining to Cost of Livin adjustments. The police Are fighting to retain the wording and to keep those six Mont adjustments in effect. That is More t the heart of the matter and the lawsuit than the Money since it i believed the police were offered suit a continued on Page 3 f

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