Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on February 25, 1976 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 106 - No. 39 Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, February 25, 1976 — Eighteen Pages Two Sections Delivered by Carrier Each Evening for 60c Per Week single Copy Carter Defeats 4 Major Candidates in Demo Race Ford Edges Out Reagan in N.H. Primary CONCORD, N.H. (AP) President Ford edged out Ronald Reagan in New Hampshire's leadoff primary, and Jimmy* Carter strengthened his claim to frontruhner status with a comfortable triumph in the crowded Democratic field. With only partial returns from one precinct missing in what had been a night-long seesaw race, Ford had 54,786 or 51 per cent to Reagan's 53,544 or 49 per cent. Former Georgia Gov. Carter defeated four major candidates on Tuesday's Democratic ballot. His percentage total dropped one point to 29 per cent in late returns today. Arizona Rep. Morris K. Udall was second with 24 per cent and Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh was third with 16 per cent. House Tax Lid Bill to Conferees DESMOINES, (AP)-A House-Senate conference committee charged with working out a compromise on legislation to limit spending by local governments dissolved without agreeing Wednesday and sent the subject to a second conference committee. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House voted 55-37 Tuesday to insist on its version of a bill to limit local budgets and demanded that the measure be sent to a conference committee to compromise differences with the Senate. House Speaker Dale Cochran, D-Eagle Grove, named as the House conferees Ml e p s. DonAvenson, D-Oelwein, William Hargrave, D-Iowa City, ' James Wells, D-Cedar Rapids, Floyd Millen, R-Farmington, and Andrew Varley, R-Stuart. Both parties caucused in the House before the vote was taken and there was little debate. Rep. Robert Bina, D-Davenport, moved that the House insist on its version of the measure and Rep. James West, R- State Center, spoke for the Republican opposition. "This house has the opportunity to insist on doing nothing," West declared. That's what the House version accomplishes, he said. West pointed out that the legislature is running out of time if it's going to do anything about limiting local budgets and heading off major property tax increases because local governments have to certify their budgets by March 15.- Many of them already have published their budgets, West said. " I told you when we debated this bill that we did not have time to play the kind of games' the Senate and House play with each.other,'' West said. "But now you're going to send this bill to a conference committee and the games inevitably will start if we don't do something by March 15," West said. Ford said today his victory in the New Hampshire primary is "a great springboard" to the Republican nomination and to victory in the November presidential election. "If we win a couple more, and I think we will, we'll be ready for the finals, and I think we'll win there, too," Ford told a meeting of his senior staff at the White House. White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said New Hampshire was Reagan's "best state in the North. He went all out in campaigning ... He gave it his best shot and couldn't win it." But a tired Reagan told a postmidnight news conference before the final results were in that "I feel what's happened tonight is a victory." He claimed at least a moral victory compared with his stated pre-election goal of 40 per cent of the vote. Leaving his hotel in Concord this morning, Reagan was asked whether he was still claiming victory over President Ford. "I certainly am," he said. "No one has ever done this to an incumbent. I think it's great and we'll go on from here." Presidential adviser Rogers Morton, a former Ford cabinet member, scoffed at claims that Reagan's 49 per cent showing was actually a victory. "There seems to be a lot of rhetoric about the advantages of coming in second in this primary ... I heard the Democratic candidates say they achieved, all their goals when they ran second and third," Morton said on NBC's "Today" show. "This is a new politics. I've always felt that it was better to win." Carter, who like Reagan waged a campaign against the Washington establishment, flashed a victory sign to cheering supporters in a Manchester hotel ballroom and declared he would win the Democratic nomination on the first ballot. Appearing on the "Today" show. Carter said today that he was satisfied with the outcome in New Hampshire. "We were hoping to come in first or second. I thought we would for the last month or two. This is a good indication that in New England I can do well." Carter said he would run an active campaign in advance of the March 2 Massachusetts primary. But, in an interview on the CBS "Morning News," said opposition from Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace will provide the "big test" for him when the two Southerners meet in the Florida primary on March 9. Carter said Wallace must do as well in Florida as he did in 1972 when he won the primary. Carter added, "I'm convinced and determined that he will not do as well in '76 as he did in 72." Like Carter, Udall had campaigned in New Hampshire for more than a year. Udall said his showing vaulted him to the front of the liberal pack. The "beauty contest" presidential preference votes, which are nonbinding, attracted the spotlight in the nation's first primary. But voters also cast ballots for 17 Democratic and 21 Republican delegates to the national party conventions. In that category, despite the closeness of the preference votes, delegates pledged to Ford were leading 19-2. Delegates pledged to Carter held 13 seats and Udall had 4. With 97 per cent of the anticipated vote counted, the lineup was: —Carter 22,806 or 30 per cent. —Udall 18,309 or 24 per cent. —Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh 12,374 or 16 per cent. —Former Oklahoma Sen. Fred Harris 8.691 or 11 per cent. —S argent Shriver, 1972 Democratic vice-presidential nominee, 6,547 or 9 per cent. —Minnesota Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey — who has said he will not run for the nomination — 4.255 write-in votes or 6 oer cent. —Wallace 1,019 write-in votes or 1 per cent. —Ellen McCormack, antiabortion candidate, 989 votes or 1 percent. —Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts — who has said he won't be a candidate or accept a draft — 219 write-in votes. Reagan got 893 write-in votes on Democratic ballots and Ford 403. Fire Poster Winner -Staff Photo Mark Mikkelsen, center, holds his trophy and plaque as he looks at his prize winning poster. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Mikkelsen of Dedham, he won the state fire prevention poster contest for fifth graders. Looking on are his teacher, Mrs. Helen Weber, and Wilfred Meiners, Dedham fire chief. Besides the plaque and trophy, he was given a $25 savings bond. Last year, he won third place in the poster contest. Neppl Elected President of Penney Co.; Native of Halbur Walter J. Neppl, a former employe of the J.C. Penney Company store here, has been elected president and chief operating officer of the company effective April 1, Fred Deierling, Carroll manager, said Wednesday he has been informed. Neppl, 53, will succeed Jack B. Jackson, 60, who will retire. Jackson will remain as a director. Lee S. Moore, 56, vice president on special assignment, will succeed •Neppl as executive vice president of the department store and catalog chain. Neppl began his career with Penney's as a salesman in the Carroll store in 1940. He became a store and district manager and then was promoted to general merchandise manager for Walter J. Neppl hard lines in 1965. Two years later he was elected a vice president. He was named general sales manager and a director of the company in 1968, director of merchandise in 1971 and executive vice president in 1972. Neppl is a native of Halbur. He and his wife, the former Marian Maher of Carroll, have five daughters and two sons. The family resides in Chatham, N.J. His hobbies include golf, swimming and gardening. He is a member of the Sales Executives Club of New York and has been active in civic affairs. He is also a member of the Fairmount Country Club and of Corpus Christ! Church. . Neppl was born to Frank and Anna (Halbur) Neppl. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1945, resuming his business career in Carroll in 1945. Later the same year he was transferred Neppl, See Page 2 Senate No to Airplane for Turner DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Senate Tuesday refused to prohibit Atty. Gen. Richard Turner from purchasing a new airplane but then rejected funding Turner's "flying the sky." "We have a problem in getting the attorney general to understand the legislature's intent on his owning an airplane," said Sen. Eugene Hill, D-Newton, as he proposed a statement making it clear in funding legislation for Turner's office that no airplane be purchased. The Senate rejected that proposal and another by Sen. Joseph Coleman, D-Clare, to give $100,000 to Turner for a plane, both by 22-26-votes. It then voted to cut Turner's budget by the amount he tried to spend on a plane last year. (Voting yes on the measure was Sen. William P. Winkelman, R-Lohrville. Listed as absent or not voting was Sen. Karl Nolin, D-Ralston.) The bill now goes to the House. Sen. Earl Willits, D-Des Moines, noted that the attorney general's operational funding each year stipulates the money be used for operating expenses. Last year, Turner declared his office had $58,000 in surplus funds and attempted to use that money to purchase an airplane to replace a 1966 single-engine plane his department confiscated several years ago. When the state Executive Council refused to go along. Turner sued Gov. Robert Ray and State Comptroller Marvin Selden in an attempt to force them to rejease money for the plane. In his unsuccessful court fight, Turner argued the airplane should be considered office supplies like "a large typewriter in the sky," Willits said. Area Forecast Increasing cloudiness Wednesday night, lows near 30.' Mostly cloudy and cooler Thursday, highs around 50. Scranton is Named .S. Envoy to U.N. Wayne A. Faupel A Hole in Pay Toilet Measure DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - lowa's'new law banning pay toilets in public places still has a hole in it. Well, maybe not a hole, exactly, but a crack that could pinch violators harder than the Iowa legislature really intended. So says Wayne Faupel, editor of the Iowa Code. Maintaining pay toilets after the effective date of the act could get you a fine of up to $500 or a county jail term of up to one year — or both. Faupel says he is convinced the legislature meant to make violations a simple misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of up to $100 fine or 30 days in jail. "I'm sure they didn't mean to make maintaining a pay toilet an indictable misdemeanor," said Faupel, "but that's what they did. Inside Public power issue in investor-owned, muny utilities controversy—Page 18. Women's news — Page 6. Editorials — Page 3: Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Carroll girls take 3rd, Lake City girls fall in district, Olberding sparks champs — Pages 11 and 12. WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford today nominated former Pennylvania Gov. William W. Scranton to be U.N. ambassador and pledged that his administration will keep up its policy "of standing up for the United States" against unfair attack in the United Nations. Ford announced the nomination in the White House Oval Office, with Scranton standing alongside. Scranton succeeds Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who has resigned as ambassador to the world organization. The nomination is expected to meet little opposition in the Senate. "Good choice," said Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana. He predicted that Scranton's appointment will encounter little difficulty in clearing the Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate as a whole. Scranton,•subscribing to the policy which the President de- Ford Refuses Compliance With Panel's Subpoena WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee recommended today that five federal agents be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about government interception of cables to and from American citizens. The agents said the attorney general ordered them to refuse. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford ordered the Justice Department and Defense Department to refuse compliance with a House subcommittee subpoena for records about government interceptions of cables sent to and from U.S. citizens, congressional sources say. A spokesman for the House government information subcommittee said Tuesday the panel had been told that Ford was prepared to invoke executive privilege to keep the subcommittee from obtaining information on Operation Shamrock, the now-defunct cable interception program. Four FBI agents and a National Security Agency employe who were involved in Operation Shamrock were scheduled to testify today before the subcommittee, which is headed by Rep. Bella S. Abzug, D-N. Y. The subcommittee said late Tuesday that Ford ordered Atty. Gen. Edward H. Levi and the Defense Department in a memorandum last week to refuse to comply with the panel's subpoenas for all records on the interception of cable traffic. Ford's memo said, "The scope of the records sought is so extremely broad as to encompass records containing the most sensitive national security information." Committee aides said Levi and Deputy Defense Secretary William P. Clements agreed to let the agents appear before the panel, but indicated their testimony would be limited. Meanwhile, the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press said it will not accept any money from the weekly Village Voice in connection with the printing of the House intelligence committee's final report. CBS newsman Daniel Schorr, who arranged for publication of the secret report, had said he specified in his dealings with the Village Voice that the Reporter's Committee should, get any fee due him from the New York paper. The Washington-based Reporters' Committee issued a statement Tuesday saying it had agreed to accept money from publication of the House report in book form, but won't take any money from the Village Voice. Village Voice publisher Clay Felker has not said whether he is paying anyone for the report and would not answer telephone queries. The Reporter's Committee chief trustee, Jack Landau, said the committee decided against accepting any payment due Schorr "to avoid any suggestion that the committee was involved in commercialization or checkbook journalism." A quiet struggle is developing in the Senate over whether a proposed new panel to oversee U , S '. intelligence agencies William W. Scranton scribed and which had become synonymous with Moynihan's outspokenness, declared himself to be "a Pat Moynihan fan" and said "1 think we are on the upbend" at the United Nations. Moynihan's aggressive style and vehement language at the Scranton, See Page 2 Country Club Public Open House Feb. 29 A public open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Feb. 29 at the Carroll Country Club. The purpose of the open house is to acquaint non-members with the facilities of the club. Prospective members from Carroll and Carroll County as well as surrounding counties are invited at attend. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. The current membership drive is being conducted because of the recent expansion of both the club house and golf course facilities that will provide adequate facilities for more people. Last winter the club house was extensively remodeled providing increased seating in the lounge and dining area, as well as new interior furnishings. • The new 18-hole golf course, expanded from the former 9-hole facility, will open for play for the first time about the middle of May. Several different membership plans are available including full golf, social and junior memberships for those 29 years old and younger. should have exclusive jurisdiction to monitor all government spy activities. The Senate Government Operations Committee voted Tuesday to ..create a new committee with power to monitor domestic and foreign intelligence operations conducted by all govern-, ment agencies. But it was learned that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee don't want to give up their traditional responsibility for overseeing domestic intelligence activities, particularly those by the FBI. The resolution also provides for punishment up to expulsion for senators who leak information. It would also empower the full Senate to disclose intelligence data over the President's objection. Restore Service — -Staff Photo Bill Kennedy, left, and Matt Gearhard, Northwestern Bell linemen, work on telephone lines Tuesday just west of Ralston that were damaged in last weekend's snow storm. Glidden, Ralston, Scranton, Jefferson and Churdan were without long distance service earlier in the week. Much of the service was restored late Tuesday afternoon except for some long distance service in Jefferson and Churdan, Carroll Northwestern Bell supervisor, Gus Harnack said. All service restoration and clean up were expected to be completed by Wednesday noon, he said.

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