Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 1, 1976 · Page 1
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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 42 Carroll, Iowa, Monday, March 1, 1976 — Eight Pages Defeats Reagan, 39-28 in Straw Poll Delivered by Carrier Each 1 Evening for 60c Per Week 1 m %mmm f Single 3C Copy ^^^l< County Republicans Favor Ford By Myron Williams President Gerald Ford received top support Saturday night in a straw poll conducted at the Carroll County Republican convention in the Elks' building. The incumbent received 39 votes to 28 for former California Governor Ronald Reagan, his opponent for the nomination for president. Other votes went to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, 3; John Connally, one and one voter had no opinion. A resolution that the convention back Reagan for the nomination was defeated, 49-18. •' Ford and Reagan split the delegate totals in the area as follows: (Ford, Reagan and uncommitted) —Carroll: 12, 8,2; Audubon: 3,7,1; Greene: 6, 7, 5; Guthrie: 8, 8, 6; Shelby: 8, 9,0; Calhoun: 11,8. 0; Crawford: 12, 6, 2 and Sac: 10.8,3. The convention adopted platform proposals to be forwarded to the district and state conventions and selected delegates who will represent the county at the latter convention. The convention adopted a plan favoring decriminalization of marijuana possession. It states: "We favor reducing penalities for possession of small amounts of marijuana, such as less than one ounce." Also approved was a plank urging that the state not establish a state lottery or legalize parimutuel betting. Air Firm Payoffs to Colonels Alleged PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Lockheed Aircraft Corp. and its competitors made Christmastime cash-payoffs and promised post-retirement jobs to U.S. Air Force colonels in a position to steer foreign military business their way, says a former Lockheed official. "I have a few names," said Ernest F. Hauser, who left Lockheed as a customer relations officer after suffering a heart attack in 1964. But he declined to make the'names public, saying, "It's been a long time and I don't know what good it could possibly do." Hauser, who lives in suburban Paradise Valley, said the .payoff s-are-"small potatoes compared with the huge, bribes you read about in the newspapers." Lockheed officials have admitted the firm gave millions of dollars to government officials in several European countries and Japan, but Hauser is the first individual to allege publicly that American military officers also received payoffs from aircraft firms in connection with foreign contracts. Inside Beekeeping hobby keeps growing — Page.8. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials — Page 3.- Deaths, daily record, markets, late news —Page 2. Sports Kuemper in big comeback, Tigers whip Cowrie, LV-A girls advance — Page 5. A Lockheed spokesman responded to the allegation Sunday by saying: "To the best of our knwledge. there is no indication that Lockheed has ever offered gratuities such as alleged to NATO officers." Hauser has testified before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a U.S. Senate subcommittee on multinational corporations about payoffs to foreign officials. On Sunday, the Arizona Republic quoted him as saying cash payoffs of $10,000 to $20.000 were made to the American officers at Christmas as Pentagon officials looked the other way. "I wouldn't call it a bribe. • IPs just keeping-them sweet: The military would get very upset if you called it a bribe," Hauser said in a subsequent interview with The Associated Press. "Even big companies, like Hughes Aircraft, every company tries this." Hauser acknowledged his information is at least 10 years old. but added: "It's been going on for years. Officers in the Military Advisory Assistance Groups (MAAGs) we have in many countries are approached by people in the industry. They become military salesmen." MAAGs are U.S. units in foreign countries which give defense advice. The colonels helped to influence foreign officials on what type of aircraft to buy, and while the cash payoffs were on a smaller scale than those to foreign officials, the colonels sometimes exacted a high price for their favors in other ways, Hauser said. Clark Posts Bond, Freed From Jail Duane Clark was released from jail Friday night after posting a $2,000 bond after he was charged with six counts of forging bills of lading (shipping documents). Bond was reduced from $30,000 to $20,000 Friday night by Carroll County Magistrate Ronald Eich. Clark was released after posting 10 per cent of his bond. Clark, operator of Clark Grain Co. of Maple River, Friday was charged with forging six documents in late 1974 and early 1975 after an investigation which started last August. Clark was arrested about 3 p.m. Friday in Maple River by David L. Fees, Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCD agent; Douglas Maxon, special agent for Chicago and North Western Transportation Co., and the Carroll County Sheriff's office. "We say he (Clark) knowingly and intentionally listed more grain (on the bills of lading) than was being shipped," according to Carroll County Atty. William Polking. When the boxcars of grain arrived in Louisiana, less grain was in the cars than was listed on the shipping documents, investigating officials allege. Then Clark would file a claim with the railroad to be paid for the difference in the two weights, saying the railroad lost the grain, Polking alleges. It is estimated that $20,000 may have been paid to Clark by the railroad, Polking said, but the exact amount is unknown. The charges have nothing to do with any money Clark received, Polking added. Forgery simply involves intent, not actually collecting money, he explained. More than 50 charges could have been filed, Polking said. But the large number would have served no purpose since Clark would not be prosecuted on all counts, he added. Investigation is continuing and Polking said more charges may be filed on other persons. Meanwhile, farmers who had grain stored at Clark's elevator are getting it back under supervision of the Iowa Commerce Commission (ICC). As of Feb. 18, Clark had 33,946 bushels of corn and Clark, See Page I Also adopted were resolutions on federal budget reduction, school funding, city expenditures, land use policy, state legislators, grain inspection, support.of a federal intelligence organization, school reorganization, welfare equality, fiscal responsibility and gun control. Planks adopted from resolutions from the floor were: Provide Vietnam with food and aid if it cooperates in locating missing American servicemen; favoring the right-to-work law. favoring congressional investigations of oil companies; favoring U.S. retention of the Panama Canal. Sen. William Winkelman, R-Lohrville, visited the convention. Selected as delegates to three conventions, were Dr. Michael J. Hall, C. E. Mcllvain, George Opperman. Dr. Robert Dappen, Mary Baumhover, Ruth Bolger, Darwin Bunger and James B. Wilson. The three conventions will be the presidential state June 18 and 19. the statutory district at Harlan April 3 and a state statutory in Des Moines July 17. Those attending the state presidential convention will be Donald Halverson, Raymond Ohde, Richard Crandall, Thomas Slaybaugh, Wayne Herman, Verna Karstens, Robert Van Horn, Dale A. Johnson, Bruce Fielder. Margaret Ohde, Fred Witt. Harriet Miller and Robert Gregory. Delegates attending the other two conventions are Doug Polking, Donald Halverson. Lois Hall, Gene Martens, May Opperman, Sara Dappen, Clyde Kenyon, Robert Merritt, Verna Frank, Gene Vincent, Loa Vincent, William Ferguson, Alice Ferguson and Arthur A. Neu. Junior delegates going to the state presidential convention are John Van Horn, Jim Shirbroun and Doug Halverson. The junior delegates who will attend the other two conventions are Zoe Ann Lamp and Julie Hagemann. Seventy-two of the 115 precinct delegates selected Pork Queen, Directors — -Staff Photo Chris Toyne, center, was chosen Carroll County pork queen and directors were elected by the Carroll County Pork Producers Friday night.'From left: Gary Eischeid, Joe Sporrer, Denny Nielsen and Larry Broich. A total of 1.278 gathered for a dinner and program in Carroll High School auditorium. Paul Queck. executive secretary of the Iowa Pork Producers, said the Carroll event was the largest such annual meeting held in Iowa. Elks' Chorus to Mark 25th Year With Benefit Concert By James B. Wilson Who were the "Men of Song"? They made their first appearance in a concert held at the Carroll High School auditorium in April of 1951. Today, that group is known as the "Carroll Elk's Chorus," and the all male vocal group is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To commemorate the Silver Anniversary, the chorus will present a concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 7 at the scene of their first concert, the Carroll High School auditorium. All proceeds from the concert this Sunday will go to the New Hope Village project. Tickets for Sunday's concert which cost $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12, are available at the New Hope Village office in Carroll, New Hope Village stores throughout the area, the Carroll Chamber of Commerce office, Carroll Elk's Club or from Carroll Rotarians. The concert will be divided into three areas, music from the 1950's, from the 1960's and from the 1970's. The Elk's Quartet will also perform. The popular local group has made appearances in many communities across the state. including Des Moines. Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Perry and Boone. They have also competed in the State Men's Chorus Association festivals held in Webster City, Estherville and Boxholm-Pilot Mound. The chorus also performs each December at the Elk's Memorial Service and tours St. Anthony Regional Hospital and local nursing homes singing Christmas carols. In all, the chorus has made over 200 appearances in the last 25 years. In 1973, under the Century Records label, a recording of fifteen chorus arrangements was made and offered for sale to the public. A Christmas party held at the Elk's Club and a "Singing Picnic!' held each summer at Swan Lake are two mainstays of the group's schedule. . During the 25 years of existence, the chorus' library has grown to over 125 arrangements from spirituals to barbershop to classics to Broadway musicals. The chorus, originally formed under the direction of E.A. Vaatveit, is now directed by Roger Hansen. Ellen Severin is the chorus' accompanist. Ten members of the present chorus are charter members. They are, Elmer Renze. Henry Schoenjahn, Archie Gietz, Joe Goffinet. Dr. John E. Martin, Clark Peters. Dale Textor, Carl Winnike. Lee Bratten and Gilbert Renze. The other active members of the" chorus are Bob Hausman, Charles Hundling, Elmer Peters. Clair Snyder. John Wagner, Duane Dopheide, Jack Grimsman, Dr. M.L. Masterson, Art Reicks. Jerry Rolfes, Richard Rutten, LeRoy Schultes. Dan Schmitz, Bernard Uckelman. Reese Abbe, Cliff Abbott, Dave Kerper, Ray Meyers, Skip Raridon. Loren Renze. Jim Vanderheiden. Gjerry Eissens, John Erickson, Wayne Harmening, Ed Hobermann, Don Petersen, Leonard Reisselman, Lambert Schwaller. Darrell Sunderman, Marvin Toft, Bill Vasos and Jim Workman. Jan. 19 attended the Carroll convention. Fred Witt was elected convention chairman and Mrs. Ruth Bolger was elected convention secretary. Rick Morain, Jefferson. Fifth District committeeman. was the keynote speaker. "The Republican Party stands for reasonableness and sensibleness in government," he said. "Our party looks out for the common man as well as ... his pocketbook," Morain added. Dr. Robert Dappen. Manning, spoke to the convention supporting Mr. Ford. In rebuttal to Dappen. Robert Van Horn. Glidden, spoke in support of Reagan. Smoking Ban to Be Debated DES MOINES, Iowa < AP > — Debate is expected to be hot this week when the Senate begins work on legislation to ban smoking in many public areas. "I don't-think anyone except a doctor should tell me I can't smoke, drink or eat." said Sen. Richard Norpel. D-Bellevue. a heavy cigar and pipe smoker. "This bill is needed to reduce the amount of exposure that non-smokers have to endure in public places." said Sen. William Plymat. R-Urbandale. a non-smoker and a driving force behind the legislation. Plymat says the legislation •will probably-De-approved because he counts 34 non-smokers and 16 smokers in the Senate. •'Some smokers are sponsors of the bill." Plymat said. There are 24 sponsors on the basic bill which would prohibit smoking in such areas as elevators and public buildings such as libraries, museums and concert halls except for designated smoking areas. But most of the debate is expected to be around a more controversial proposal by the Senate Human Resources Committee. That proposal would severely restrict smoking in government buildings, hospitals and other public places and would allow doctors and store owners at their option to extend the law to their offices and stores. "I consider the bill a reasonable one and not as drastic as the one in Minnesota and lots of other states," Plymat said. "There are some options — it's not completely mandatory." Plymat notes that Minnesota law bans smoking in restaurants except for designated areas and the bill the Senate will debate permits smoking in restaurants. "For an elderly person who Legislature, See Page 2 Area Forecast Becoming partly cloudy with steady or slowly rising temperatures Monday night. Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday with a good chance of showers or thunderstorms and a high in the low 50s. Fifty per cent chance of precipitation Tuesday. —Staff Photo Notes Food Date — A Des Moines chef, Dana Webster, was on hand Friday to help celebrate the third anniversary of the ARA food service company at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. Here he carves a succulent piece of roast beef in the hospital's cafeteria. Other food specials for the day included shrimp, sliced barbecued pork and a salad bar. Rally for Wallace Focuses on Busing BOSTON (AP) — A rally scheduled for Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace tonight, the eve of the nation's second presidential primary, is helping to keep attention fixed on the volatile and divisive forced busing issue in Massachusetts. The state's primary is scheduled for Tuesday, and the race is considered so divided and unpredictable that a relative handful of votes could change the order of finish among the eight major Democratic candidates. Throughout the campaign here, candidates have either exploited or tried to avoid the busing issue. Today they were fanning out across the state for final campaigning. Unlike the New Hampshire campaign, when the spotlight was on the Republican rice, neither major GOP candidate has set foot in the Bay State in recent months, nor are they expected. President Ford is heavily favored, and has spent $200,000 in an effort to ensure the victory. Ronald Reagan has no official campaign under way in the state, although much of his New Hampshire media advertising was seen here. Although 43 GOP delegates are at stake, Reagan's Northeast coordinator said his candidate doesn't view Massachusetts as crucial. "Massachusetts is not one of those primaries that is convincing to other Republicans as an indicator of the attract- ability of the candidate," said James Lake. He said that the state's Republican party is a more liberal party than the GOP as a whole. In the Democratic race in the Bay State — the only state to favor Democratic Sen. George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election — 104 delegates are at stake. The election here is attracting far more national attention than a simultaneous primary in Vermont. The major reason is that more delegates are at stake. But the busing issue in Boston is also a factor — the chance to measure reaction in a city that for two years has been divided over a court-ordered plan to integrate its schools. Two Seek Damages for Firing Two employes of the Area 12 Alcoholism and Drug Treatment unit have named Carroll County Supervisor James M. Houlihan in a $15.000 suit alleging he fired them illegally. Also named in the action is Jeff Voskans of Des Moines. state director of the Division of Alcoholism. Voskans is a former Carroll area resident. Colleen Edwards and Herbert L. Johnston, both Crawford County residents, allege that Houlihan and Voskans had no authority to discharge them. Edwards was a secretary and Johnston a counsellor for the unit. The plaintiffs ask $10.000 in actual and $5.000 in punitive damages from each defendant. The pair lost their jobs last Dec. 24. the petition states. Houlihan is a former director of the Area 12 unit. Carroll and Crawford Counties recently withdrew from the unit. Carroll County has its own unit. Communist Delegates Approve Brezhnev's Report MOSCOW (AP) — Delegates to the Soviet Communist party congress today unanimously approved Leonid I. Brezhnev's report on the progress and future course of the Soviet leadership. The endorsement of Brezh- nev's speech of last Tuesday,, which pledged both the intensification of detente and assistance for Marxist movements throughout the'world, was expected. Prior to the hand vote by the 4,998 delegates in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses, the 69- year-old leader again took the podium to thank the scores of speakers who praised the Soviet party's course. Although at least three foreign Communist leaders delivered remarks that showed a divergence with Moscow's version of the proper direction for the Communist party, Brezhnev saw total unity: "The words (spoken) about proletarian internationalism, about the friendship of peoples and the struggle for peace resounded in one voice. This is our policy and we will not re- treat from it." Without speaking directly against the Soviet party line,' both the Italian and French Communist delegates showed their parties have chosen independent courses aimed at more participation in Western democracies than the Soviets would like. Brezhnev's phrase "proletarian internationalism" is regarded by Western observers as a euphemism for the Leninist doctrine of revolution which allows a "progressive" working class to take power in a country even though it does not have the backing of the majority of people. The French and Italian Communists have adopted a more nationalistic platform which seeks to gain majority support from a cross-section of the people and thus assume power via the ballot box. Romanian party chief Nicolae Ceausescu and Yugoslav Communist party secretary Stane Dolanc also spoke of the need-for independence but did not raise theoretical differences which have caused the Kremlin so much concern with Western parties. Speaker after speaker heaped praise on Brezhnev during the first week of the congress. President Nikolai Podgorny and Premier Alexei Kosygin. the other two members o'f the ruling "troika," have so far remained in the background. There was no indication that the 73-year-old Podgorny would even speak at the congress. He presided at the last congress in 1971. Kosygin, 72, is scheduled to deliver the report on the economy on which the congress will now focus its attention. The delegates also adopted a resolution demanding "freedom for prisoners of imperialism and reaction." They called for the release from prison of Luis Corvalen and other Chilean Communists, as well as imprisoned party members in Uruguay and Paraguay.

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