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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - November 16, 1968, Ironwood, Michigan Temperatures 24 or. Period to 11 . 37 27. Previous 24 or. Period 43 31. Year ago High 38 Low 21. Season s Snow 18.17 in. Snow year ago 49.7 in. Ironwood daily Globe forecasts tonight and cooler with occasion Light Snow lows 24 to 28. Sunday Cloudy with occasional Light Snow and turning colder highs 32 to 36. 49th year number 306. Associated press leased wire news service Ironwood Michigan saturday november 16, 1968. Twelve pages single copy 10 cents. Czech strikes Worsen Power fight Prague a protest strikes were reported a suburb in Olomouc As czech Oslo ban Prague and Central Moravia Varia s communist leaders waged a Power struggle with pro soviet hardliners behind closed doors. It was not immediately Learned what action if any authorities planned to Taire. The government has banned demonstrations to try and of maintain Calm during a Crucil party Central committee meeting now in its second Day. Czechoslovak military Nolice men with sub machine guns patrolled Prague streets and informants said the czechoslovak army s Prague Garri son was alerted and All leaves cancelled. Armoured personnel carriers were noticed at one of the Small soviet military command posts in the City but there was no confirmation of rumours that some soviet units had returned to Prague from permanent Camps in outlying areas some students said they would participate in weekend Dubcek shifts at factories to show support for communist party Leader Alexander Dubcek and at the same time mass to Gether groups of workers and students. Snatches of arguments in the 190-member Central committee released by radio and television indicated Dubcek s supporters were fighting to defend his re form policies against attacks by old guard hard liners. Some members had angrily demanded to know what leaders had invited the soviets to invade their country for the purpose of quell ing Many czechoslovak feared they were the dying gasps of free discus Sion. Dubcek was reported to have announced new allegiance to democratic the orthodox communist principle thai debate stops once the Deci Sion is made. The decision in this Case the final Resolution of the Central committee is due sunday at the earliest. Loan clears area plywood Mill nato manlio Brosio Secretary state Dean Rusk before a general of the North Atlantic treaty Organiza nato ministerial conference Tion left spoke with Pierre Harmel belgian Gium. A wire photo foreign minister Center and . Secretary of luncheon at the in Brussels Bel nato warns Russ Brussels a 15 nations of the North Atlantic Al Liance warned the soviet Union today any further aggression in Europe or the Mediterranean the communique said. Members of the Alliance urgently invite the soviet Union in the interest of world peace to refrain from using Force and in would provoke an International Terpening in the affairs of other crisis of grave the warning to Moscow was endorsed by All members of the North Atlantic treaty Organiza Tion including France. The two Day meeting of the Council of the Alliance ended with publication of the communique. French approval was taken As an indication that France has closed ranks with its allies following the soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. States resolved to safeguard the Freedom and Independence of their country. They nato members could not remain in different to any development which would endanger their Security. It is evident that soviet intervention having a direct or in direct influence on the station in Europe or the Mediterranean would provoke an International crisis of grave Hurley woman Dies in 3-car collision a Hurley woman was killed and three others were injured in a three car Accident today on us-51, one mile South of Hurley. Iron county sheriff s depart ment officers said mrs. John Aho 304 4th ave. N., was killed instantly when the cars collided at about . Mrs. Aho s death is the 17th traffic fatality of 1968 in an area comprising go Gebic and Ontonagon counties in Michigan and county mrs. Aho was a passenger in a car driven by her husband John Aho 61. This car and an other driven by John a. Vuorenma 52, Addison 111., apparently collided on a Vuorenma was curve. William following his brother in a third car and failed in an attempt to avoid the crash. John Vul Orenna was taken to a Duluth Hospital where he is reported in serious condition. John Aho and his daughter mrs. Lloyd Lehto 33, Ironwood were hospitalized at grand View Hospital Here. William Vuorenma was treated and released at grand View Hospital. Iron county officers assisted by Hurley City police Are continuing their investigation into the mishap. Funeral services for mrs. Aho Are pending at the Engstrom funeral Home in Hurley. Traffic accidents killed 14 per sons on Michigan highways in three double fatality collisions. Victims were be be Myers 20, of traverse North of traverse City. Police said Myers had parked his car along the Road and had gone Back to talk with his father who was following him in a truck when he was hit. Stanley Harubin 58, of Wyan Dotte and Mary Nascimento 65, of new Boston in a two car collision Friday night on m 85 in Wayne county. Six year old Sandy May of Roseville who was struck by a car Friday night at a Roseville intersection. Mary Joe Lang 21, of Sagi naw whose car overturned in the Montmorency county Community of Hubbard Lake around Midnight Friday. Margaret Bouchard 38, of Saginaw whose car rammed into the rear of a tractor trailer hauling steel on m 54 in Gene see township North of Flint saturday. Wayne Lee Fry 25, and Clara Lucille Wahl 38, both of port Austin whose car collided head on Friday night on m 53 in Huron county. George Payne 46, of Buchanan and Rickie Lee Sheo Ard 7, of Chicago passengers in separate cars which collided at a . 12 intersection in Ber Rien county Friday night. Suzanne Durivage 16, of Livo Nia in a two car collision Fri Day night in Livonia. Richard Thompson 53, of de troit struck by a car in Detroit saturday. Robert Forgrave 53, of Rud Yard those car turned Over on Trout Lake Road in Chippewa county Friday night. Michael Bruce Wilcox 22, of Dewitt a passenger in a car who was fatally injured which was struck broadside Fri Friday night when struck by a i Day night on m 21 in Clinton car on m 22, about five Miles i the communique said the Council meeting traditionally held in december had been moved ahead nearly six weeks because of the serious Situa Tion arising from the armed intervention on Czechoslovakia by the soviet Union and four of its Warsaw pact France added a footnote to the opinions of the others in the communique on the continuation of the Alliance. It said that As far As France is considered the Alliance should continue As Long As seems necessary unless there is a Radical change in relations Between East and West. A spokesman recalled that the French took this same position i 1966. He also noted that in his speech to the Council foreign minister Michel Debre had put the emphasis on continuing efforts to reduce tensions Between the West and the soviet Union. President Charles de Gaulle took France out of the military sections of nato in 1966 but has Ever since then reaffirmed his support for the Western Alli Ance. In an interview just after the close of the meeting West Ger Man foreign minister Willy Brandt spoke with satisfaction of the results achieved at the meeting. Of the warning to mos cow he said i think the signal will be read. It s Good because it uses few Secretary of state Dean Rusk indicated the tone the statement might take Friday when he said the safety of the Alliance including the United states would be affected if the soviets move into Yugoslavia or Austria. Rusk also was reported to have said that a soviet invasion of Romania would have Graver consequences than the Czecho Slovakia invasion Romania is a member of the Warsaw pact but has been Tak ing an Independent line recently. Yugoslavia though communist for the past 20 years has 3een Independent of Moscow. Austria is Neutral with its status guaranteed by the United states great Britain France and the soviet Union. Some members took his re Marks to mean americans favor an Extension of nato Protection to certain non nato states. But . Officials disputed such an interpretation. An unknown was How far Rusk can commie president elect Richard Nixon in France s kindest words about nato so far Debre de scribed the Alliance As an expression of political Solidarity and an element of equilibrium in the world million Means jobs for project Ironwood Timber develop ment corp. Today announced final approval by the economic development administration Eda of a loan totalling to be used for the construction of a new plywood Plant at Bessemer. Total Cost of the project is estimated at company officials said lands Caping and construction will begin immediately on the site of the Hendrickson Forest pro ducts Mill in Bessemer s Yale location. Hiring and training will be done with the help and cooperation of the Michigan employment securities c o m Mission. This new Industry a spokes Man for the company added will employ nearly 200 per sons when the Lant is in full production and also will re quire approximately 100 men in the Woods to Supply the Timber requirements. Thomas e. Gates son of Gainesville Fla., an Engineer ing and construction firm will have Overall supervision of construction and equipment install and also will do the electrical work. Glover steel build Ings contractor of Kingston wis., will be the building con tractor officials said. An announcement will be made Ata future Date when Job applications will be accepted. Further Progress reports will be made As plans and construction proceed. This project was initiated by go Gebic organization for a industrially new county go inc under the direction of John Stranahan in february 1966. Since that tune the project has undergone thorough study by the officers and directors of the company and Al so by various engineering firms and consultants As its feasibility. Andrew Hendrickson vice president of the firm said m an interview today the officers and directors of Ironwood Tim Ber development corp. Wish to express their deep appreciation to the Many people and organizations that gave their support and help to pro Mote this project. A Fine bipartisan Effort was made by our senators and congressmen who helped to promote the loan application through the economic development act special Hend Rickson said is Given to Sena tors Philip Hart and Robert see Plant Page 2 costly state pay raises plan is aired Lansing a Michigan could spend almost million More to pay officials for the next two years if the new state officers compensation commis Sion follows recommendations it heard Friday. But gov. George Romney who termed the financial Posi Tion of the governor inde Gensib urged the commission to be very slow and cautious in whatever you Romney and other state officials testified before the com Mission which has until dec. 1 to set salaries of governor lieu tenant governor legislators and state supreme court justices for the next two years. Commission chairman Law rence Carino said the seven member body expected to set temporary determinations by nov. 26 and final figures by nov. 29. He said commissioners had no feeling at this Point on whether they would set higher pay rates. Seeking increases for their positions were who said he personally did not seek a pay boost but that any subsequent Gover nor should not have to live and work on the current 000 a year salary. Justice John Dethmers said the six other state supreme court justices and he decided they should get a year instead of the present extra for the chief jus Tice. Legislators two of whom did not specify a figure but indicated an increase from the present salary and expense allowance would be desirable. The third mentioned a previously suggested salary and the current expense allowance. Romney who has sent letters to All state departments urging they hold the line in spend ing said the state is scrambling to meet other fiscal de mands for next year. Budget estimates indicate that Only about million will be left Over at the end of the Fisca year. 1 Carino general manager of wbk to in Detroit said Bud get director Glenn Allen had told the commissioners state expenses would be close to the to Tal surplus and state income. But Romney added the governor of Michigan can t possibly serve As governor of Michigan without dipping into his own pocket or obligating himself to private interests if the salary were not increased. See Justice Page 2 Thieu bends posture on Paris talks Saigon a authoritative sources said today presi Dent Nguyen Van Thieu May be bending his conditions for Send ing a delegation to the Paris peace talks which he has boycotted for two weeks. The sources said he is ready resignation denied _ to Send a negotiating team if reports that South vietnamese Washington assures it a leading Premier Tran Van Huong role in the talks. They said he above had submitted his Resig would still refuse to recognize nation were officially denied in the Viet Cong s National libera Saigon. President Nguyen Van Tion front but would allow his Thieu was reported edging to delegation to address its re Ward attending Paris peace Marks broadly to the comm talks provided assurances Are nist Given no communist coalition officially Thieu is still on will be thrust upon him. A record As saying he will not wire photo Send a delegation to the talks if hold jordanian in Nixon threat Detroit a an 18 year old jordanian was arraigned in Federal court in de troit Friday charged with threatening the life of presi Dent elect Richard m Nixon arraigned was Sufian Naura who told the court he could not understand the charges because he does not speak English too Well. An Arab interpreter was summoned to the court Naura was charged with threatening to take the life and threatening to do bodily harm to Nixon police said Naura in the United states for about a year was overhead making threats on Nixon s life by two of his co workers who notified the police Naura works at the j l Hud son Candy factory in Detroit he was held in lieu of Bond police said no weapons were found or confiscated from Naura educators condemn state school Day plan Lansing a from across the educators state voiced near unanimous condemnation Friday for proposed regulations governing the minimum length of the school Day. The regulations proposed by the state Board of education would require not less than three hours of school activities for kindergarten youngsters require not less than six hours of classroom instructor and related school activities for grades 1-12. The state department of education to determine the length of the school Day for special education pupils m each Ard Smith representing the de troit Board of education. The rules necessitate complying with Smith said would the Elf sits As a separate negotiating entity. Sources close to vice presi Dent Nguyen Cao by reported the vice preached president by Thieu was to a head operating such a pro District Gram define a school Day As one on which at least 70 per cent of total Pupil membership of a school District is in cession districts would be required to meet these standards in order to qualify for state Aid without penalty. Length of the school Day currently is left to the discretion of the individual school District unless otherwise specified in teacher contracts. It would be impossible for Detroit schools to abide by the proposed regulations said Rich readjustment of the entire elementary school Day and pro visions of lunch for All pupils. They would have to Cut an hour from the lunch he said in order to stay with in the hour limit specified in the teacher contract. If this were done the pupils could t go Home for lunch and would have to eat at Detroit High schools would cause the most serious prob Lem he said because they now operate on staggered sessions. Whole Day sessions would mean More time for and More pay. Minnie Zielke of Farmington representing the Michigan association for childhood education said she did not believe children listened to teachers afer a Day of classes. There would be no value to Fuller Days because children have a limited attention Span she said. William Cansfield of West Lana objected to the rules because there is no measured relation see 2 South Vietnam s delegation in Paris. They said by was consid ering the offer. Meanwhile other sources said optimists within the Saigon government Are speaking of nov. 22 As the Date for a Cabinet reshuffle which would Clear the Way for the dispatch of a delegation to Paris the following week. On the military front the . Command today announced three new sightings of North vietnamese troops and convoys inside the demilitarized zone and said american planes and artillery attacked the enemy positions. Headquarters said the Inci dents brought to 16 the number of times this week Hanoi has violated a Mutual agreement to keep the Buffer zone Between North and South Vietnam free of military activity. A spokesman said the planes and artillery smashed 23 North vietnamese bunkers and Trig gered 32 secondary explosions and a half dozen fires indicating hits on ammunition or fuel stores. Nine enemy soldiers were reported killed. Headquarters said at least 34 enemy soldiers were killed i two fights along the lower half of the cambodian Border where the communists reportedly have massed to troops. Members of the . 1st air cavalry division fought off an attack by North vietnamese troops 75 Miles Northwest of Sai gon a spokesman reported. The americans pursued the enemy after the Brief attack and initial reports said at least 24 North vietnamese soldiers were killed. . Troops were reported killed in the action. Headquarters said 10 More enemy soldiers were killed about nine Miles away when air cavalry helicopter gunship fired on a moving patrol. Nixon must Okay policy Nixon and Liason Richard m. Nix on confers with Veteran Diplomat Robert d Murphy right in new York City where Nixon announced Murphy would be his foreign policy Liason Man with the outgoing Johnson administration. President Johnson and Nixon have agreed to Advance consultation on any major foreign policy moves before Jan. 20. A wire photo frail franc ignites monetary crisis of London a anxiety about the French franc rubbed off on the . Dollar and the British Pound today As the world s top Bankers assembled in Basel Switzerland to discuss a growing monetary crisis. Speculators rushed to get rid of francs dollars and pounds switching to Gold commodities and the German Mark currently rated the safest of All paper Money. Financial commentators Here said the Market activity was the most fevered since the Pound Sterling was devalued exactly a year ago despite official Assur ances that the franc will not be devalued. In Paris president Charles de Gaulle called his Premier and finance minister to the Elysee Palace today for talks on these verely buffeted franc. But a spokesman said no decisions grew out of the meeting. Premier Maurice Couve de Murville talked to the president for an hour and 15 minutes. He and finance minister Francois Ortoli left the presidential office together refusing to talk to re porters. There was speculation the Premier s conversation with de Gaulle May have involved the planning of a nationwide television address that Couve de Mur Ville will make monday on the French financial situation. European Money markets were closed today but in Tokyo some foreign Exchange Banks had to turn Down orders for German Marks. Francs and British pounds were being sold. The meeting in Basel was to be a routine monthly session of Central european Bankers. But there have been persistent re mors that the West German Mark will be revalued upward from its present level of about 25 american cents and France is expected to seek massive International support for the franc. Swiss Bankers reported they were inundated with orders for German Marks. The authoritative London financial limes re ported the French Money mar Ket was showing signs of panic with private Banks cleared Oul of Marks and Swiss francs one Factor acting against the franc was fear that France May bring Back Exchange control causing the Rush to switch to other freely convertible Curren cies or commodities the French finance ministry denied it was even considering Exchange control. Another Factor was the Rise in the French Cost of living now running at 5 per cent a year this inevitably made the franc s purchasing Power suspect. In Paris financial sources said the French would ask for additional credits amounting to at least billion at the Basel meeting. That was the total of the Swap agreements made last july 10 with the Central Banks of West Germany Belgium Italy the Netherlands and the . Federal Reserve and the Bank of International settlements. Officially reported Reserve losses since the weakness of the franc developed in the May june student worker upheavals and their aftermath now total about billion. This does not include the Swap funds. Miami Fla. A Richard m. Nixon disclaims any Effort to make himself co president with jurisdiction Over foreign policy i Advance of his in Augu he still maintains that to be valid any Long term commitments abroad need his approval. That in essence is the Posi Tion the president elect took and made Public through a top aide after president Johnson made Clear his determination to remain firmly in command until Jan. 20. Bryce n. Harlow an assistant to the president elect Tele phoned Johnson thursday night got a Call Back from the presi Dent Friday. And sources said Harlow had assured Johnson that Nixon was not attempting to presume upon the constitutional authority of the presi As for Johnson a Nixon associate said the president tried to make it Clear that constitutionally there is one presi Dent of the United states there Are no co presidents with which or. Nixon is in perfect agreement this statement came after hours of apparent discord be tween Johnson and his Republican successor Over Nixon s immediate role in foreign affairs. Nixon said thursday that he and Johnson had worked out an arrangement for prior Consulta Tion on foreign policy matters. He said this was done in connection with his monday pledge that foreign Pokey decisions of the present administration would be honoured by the next. In order to make this a viable arrangement it is of course necessary that there be a prior consultation on such pol icy Nixon said thursday and that the presi Dent elect not Only be informed but that he be consulted and that he agree to the course of Nixon acknowledged that the arrangement was not precise As to what would happen if he did not agree. Then Johnson spoke at a White House news conference Friday the decisions that will be made Between now and Jan 20 will be made by this presi Dent and by this Secretary of fee Page

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