Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 2, 1976 · Page 1
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Iowa a place (o grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 43 Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, March 2, 1976 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Sln * e Copy Focus on Demos in Massachusetts Weather Cuts Voter Turnouts Laser Satellite —• Lacy-looking globe is the laser geodynamic satellite (Lageos) to be launched in April. Receiving a preliminary inspection at the Bendix Corp., Ann Arbor, Mich., following installation of 426 retro-reflectors, the 903-pound NASA project is designed to track the earth's crustal motion and rotation. More Regulation of Health Costs Urged WASHINGTON (AP) More federal regulation to control runaway health costs is the only way to avoid socialized medicine, the government's former top health official says. Dr. Charles C. Edwards, writing in the current issue of the American Medical News, suggests creation of a National Health Authority along the lines of the Federal Reserve System to regulate the $135-billion-a-year industry. "It is, I think, absolutely necessary that this country adopt a means of regulating the public-private health care system that will assure 'its survival and its continued ability to serve the public interest and the public need," says Edwards in the weekly publication of the American Medical Association. Edwards, now an executive Boosters' Band Drive at $3,000 The Carroll High School Band Boosters' fund drive for new band uniforms has passed $3,000 — more than halfway home. Drive coordinator Mrs. Ronald H. Schechtman said she hopes to complete the drive by the week's end. Btnetactors: $300 — Commercial Savings Bank, Carroll County State Bank, First Federal Savings and Loan. $200 — Crouse Cartage. $100 — Farner Bocken, Mid-States Enterprises, Inc., Baddlng Construction, Schroeder Assoc. L. & D., yvhaley Chevrolet, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schechtman. Supporters: $50 — HR Cleaners, Coast-to- Coast, Carroll Vet. Clinic, Sunder" mann Bros., H & H Co., Jung's Bakery, KCIM, Builders Specialty, Olsen, Muhlbauer and Co., Carroll Medical Center, Mr and Mrs. .Allen Drive, See Page 2 with a medical supply firm, served as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Although doctors are already complaining about too much federal regulation of health care, Edwards said, it is clear "that the present path will lead to disaster, to an economic collapse of the kind that has humbled New York City. "Unless the leadership of the American health enterprise can summon the wisdom and the courage to act, the opportunity to lead will be lost because the United States will have no choice other than to nationalize the health industry — not through any ideological revolution, but out of sheer economic necessity." Edwards said that health expenditures this year will reach 8 per cent of the Gross National Product, compared with less than 6 per cent just a decade ago, and that money has been diverted from manufacturing, farming, housing, transportation and education to pay the nation's medical bill. Employers and workers are facing jumps of 30 per cent or more in health insurance premiums, he said, "not to pay for additional benefits, but to meet rising prices." The health industry must be regulated as a public utility, he said, with a federal authority establishing rate and fee schedules on a regional basis, determining manpower needs, approving or rejecting allocation of resources and funds, recommending federal heajth expenditures and administering a national health insurance system. BOSTON (AP) — Raw, nasty weather apparently was cutting down the voter turnout today in the Massachusetts primary, the nation's first with all major Democratic candidates on the ballot. Several election officials predicted many voters would stay home as freezing rain pelted some towns in the western and northeastern portions of the state and snow fell in some central areas. A snow storm also was cutting into the turnout in Vermont, where the voting was strictly a preferential poll with no delegates at stake. Delegates are 9 Pet. Lid on Taxes Proposed DES MOINES. Iowa (AP)— Letting cities and counties boost their budgets by up to 9 per cent if they hold an extra public hearing to tell taxpayers why was proposed Monday by Senate Majority Leader George Kinley. D-Des Moines. Under Kinley's plan, they would have to get approval from the State Appeal Board or, if the board rejected iheir request, from the voters in a referendum to raise spending more than 9 per cent. The conference committee seeking a compromise between Senate and House versions of a local budget limitation bill agreed to study Kinley's plan. It also ordered alternative proposals to change property assessment procedures drafted for its consideration. The Senate passed a bill to limit local budget increases to 7 per cent in each of the next two years. The House amended the bill to make the 7 per cent limit a "guideline" which local officials could exceed if they delayed budget certification past the March 15 deadline to give citizens a chance to request a public hearing on the larger increase. The reason for the chosen at the party conventions. Massachusetts' secretary of state, Paul Guzzi, had predicted a turnout of between 35 and 40 per cent of the state's 2.8 million registered voters — up to about 1.1 million — as candidates battled for the state's 102 national convention delegates. Observers were hesitant to predict a finishing order in the Democratic race, where voters also have a "no preference" choice. Forty-three Republican delegates were at stake. The fpcus was on the Democratic race in Massachusetts, with all eight major candidates on the ballot and no clear favorite to win. Both President Ford and and former California Gov. Ronald Reagan are on the GOP ballot, but neither campaigned in the state. ' Boston had a dusting of snow and blustery winds and temperatures barely above freezing. The failure of a major electric transmission line knocked out power to 20,000 customers in 12 western suburbs of Boston and interrupted balloting on voting machines, the Boston Edison Co. reported. Electricity was restored to six of the towns within two hours, but the others were expected to be out until the afternoon. Poll openings varied from 6 a.m. to 10a.m., but all must close by 8 p.m. On the Republican side, Ford's Massachusetts organization concentrated on telephone canvassing and media advertising. Reagan's advertising for last week's New Hampshire primary also reached Bay State audiences. Ford was unopposed in a simultaneous primary contest in Vermont today, and on the Democratic side, only Jimmy Carter, Sargent Shriver and Fred Harris were listed on the ballot. Mao Target — Under attack by radicals in the Chinese Communist party, Teng Hsiao-ping has dropped from public view in Peking. Temporary •successor to the late Chou En-lai, Teng is the target of a propaganda campaign against "capitalist readers'' believed instigated by Mao Tse-tung. legislation is that many legislators fear there will be sharp jumps in local property taxes because of big raises in the assessed value of farm and residential property ordered Taxes, See Page 2 Halbur U. Names Neppl Chairman Walter J. Neppl, a native of Halbur and the newly-elected president of the J.C. Penney Company, has been named honorary chairman of the Board of Deans of the Halbur U. Scholarship Fund, Inc. Halbur U. is a fictitious university, the outgrowth of an annual social gathering known as the "Halbur U. Howl." Donors to Che Halbur U. Scholarship Fund, Inc., have contributed $6,500 thus far. Membership is obtained by sending a donation of money to Box 51, Halbur, Iowa, 51444. A membership card and a certificate is then sent to the donor. Several Halbur and Carroll businessmen have already contributed to the scholarship fund. High school graduates are considered for scholarships on the basis of grades, financial need, affiliation with and interest in Halbur's welfare. Contributions to the fund have been held legally to be deductible on income taxes. Only the interest on the principal is used for scholarships, according to members of the Board of Deans. The board is comprised of William Testroet, president; Don Hinners, vice president; Gary McMinimee, secretary; Elmer Dalhoff, treasurer; Elsie Hausman, Lucille Buelt, Iota Muhlbauer, Donna Riesselman, Harold Riesberg, Clarence Eischeid and Joe Dalhoff. Prisoners Asking for Protection FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Several inmates at the Iowa State -Penitentiary here have asked for protection from other inmates and leave their cells for exercise or meals only when escdrted by a guard, Warden Lou Brewer has confirmed. "Some fear homosexual attacks — real or imagined. Some fear conflicts with persons they have testified against or have informed on; some have fallings out over joint criminal endeavors," The Des Moines Register quoted Brewer in a copyright story Tuesday. The Register also quoted an unidentified penitentiary em- ploye who alleged. "There is strong-arm robbery and pimping for favors and for profit within the prison." "The pimps provide male prostitutes for other inmates. -Usually the male prostitutes are recruited from the young. weak prisoners. "The strong-armers or 'yard kings' play a mom and pop game with the unwilling recruits. Some will rough-up the recruit and another will offer to protect him for a price. "He's so scared he accepts the protection — but it has a price: prostitution." the unidentified prison official told the Register. About 24 of the 60 inmates in "protective custody" fear homosexual attack, Brewer said. "If someone says homosexuality isn't going on in a prison he's either a damn liar or a damn fool," Brewer said. "The strong-arming and prostitution go on usually during yard time, but it's done in a very subtle manner without guards finding out or seeing it — or just looking the other way," the anonymous official told the Register. Brewer confirmed many of the allegations as "basically Prison, See Page 2 Area Forecast Occasional snow and colder Tuesday night and Wednesday. Lows Tuesday night mid to upper 20s. Highs Wednesday around 3,0. Precipitation chances 40 per cent Tuesday night, 50 per cent Wednesday. -Slaff Photo Name Change — One of the first things Mrs. David (Debra) R. Kock did Monday when she returned to work after getting married, was to have her name changed on her Social Security record. Making the change was little work for Mrs. Kock — she is the Social Security number clerk at the Carroll Social Security Administration office. "All you have to do to make a name change is to bring along your Social Security card and we'll help you complete an application to make the change," Mrs. Kock said. Persons living outside of Carroll may pick up a name change application, such as the one Mrs. Kock is holding, at a Post Office or by writing Box 158, Carroll. Prosecution Has Surprise Witness SAN FRANCISCO.(AP) -A surprise prosecution rebuttal witness will testify he saw Patricia Hearst carrying bullets during a Symbionese Liberation Army bank holdup, it was reported today. Miss Hearst, who is claiming she participated in the robbery under djaress, has specifically stated that she never knew during the robbery if the sawed-off Ml carbine the SLA gave her was loaded and that she had no other ammunition in her possession at the time. The San Francisco Chronicle said it had learned that a rumored prosecution "surprise witness" is Zig Berzins. a stereo store owner whose shop is across from the Hibernia Bank at 22nd and Noriega streets where the holdup occurred. The Chronicle said Berzins has identified Miss Hearst as the woman he saw picking up bullets and two ammunition clips that spilled when she was bumped as she entered the bank. Berzins was expected to be called today when U.S. Attorney James L. Browning Jr. opens his rebuttal case amid speculation that the trial of the 22-year-old newspaper heiress could go to the jury by week's end. The Vermont race had been expected to draw only a light turnout. And the snow storm cut into that as Vermont voters cast ballots in a presidential primary for the first time in 56 years. "It's very, very slow," said Leo Carroll, voting inspector in the state's largest city, Burlington. In Mount Holly, Vt., selectman Carroll Tarbell said town officials decided to postpone the election because only about half a dozen voters turned out. They initially rescheduled it for Friday, and then changed it to Saturday. The town has 300 registered voters. Two More Towns in Meal Plan Congregate meal programs are beginning for senior citizens in Lanesboro and Manning. Community Opportunities Inc., (COD recently granted Lanesboro $1,000 and Manning $1,500 to begin local congregate meal programs. The meal programs are designed to try to meet the needs of the community, Administrator Lawrence Blackley said. Meals for Lanesboro area residents age 60 and older will begin Wednesday at the Lanesboro Coffee Shop. The meals will be served at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday and will cost $1.10, Tom Loeck, Lanesboro meal program committeeman said. The coffee shop will continue to serve its regular patrons. A special meal for the senior citizens will be available on Wednesdays only, he said. No transportation to the congregate meal participants is planned at this time, Loeck said. If the program is successful, it may be expanded to two days a week. Participants must call 656-2394 by 9 a.m. on Wednesdays to make a meal reservation, he said. The COI grant money will pay tfie difference between the actual cost of the meals, and the lower price of $1.10 charged for the dinners, he said. The Manning meal program will be at the Elm Crest and Terrace Apartments, low income housing for elderly and handicapped persons. A weekly potluck will be held for the residents in the community rooms, Executive Director Mrs. Dorothy Kusel said. I The residents will usually bring a covered dish. The COI grant money will purchase the more expensive food items, particularly the meat dish, Mrs. Kusel said. Meals, See Page 2 Gets Unwanted Funds for Unneeded Agency Jobless Fund in Danger of Going Broke Next Year By Harrison Weber llowi Dally PTCM Alioclitloi) DES MOINES — Iowa's unemployment insurance trust fund is in danger of going broke next year. The fund which had a balance of nearly $140 million at one time is down to $45.7 million and at the current pay-out rate of about $3 million a week is in jeopardy of going into the red in 1977. Although the 1975 Legislature imposed a surtax of seven-tenths of one per cent on all employes, setting the base salary at $6,000, the revenue is going to fall short of the mark. The tax is paid by employers. Consequently, legislators are considering adjusting the tax tables to raise .$120 million in new revenue. As chairman of the Senate's labor and industrial relations committee. Sen. Cloyd E. Robinson, D-Cedar Rapids, is the key legislator in this troubled area. Early in the session the Democratic leadership gave Robinson the responsibility of perfecting any legislation in the area of unemployment compensation. "If the present pay-out of $3 million a week continues, there is no questions in my mind that the trust fund will go broke next year, "Robinson said. "The drain on the trust fund has been caused by a long period of high employment. The trust fund was set up to withstand periods of high unemployment, but not for such a long period of time. ''We've had high unemployment for so long, that the trust funds of 20 some states have gone busted and they are borrowing from the federal government. I'd hate to see Iowa become one of those states where the trust fund is busted. "We have time between now and adjournment to do something about it. But whatever we do is going to be very painful, very expensive to the employer who has to pay this tax," Robinson said in an interview. Sen. Robinson has asked the employment security commission to make a computer run to see how much revenue would be raised by increasing the surtax from seven-tenths of one per cent to a full one per cent. Without even seeing the figures, though, Robinson questions that sufficient money could be raised with this change. "I think we're probably looking at changing the tax tables and going to a $7,000 base. That would raise about $120 million a year in additional revenue to protect the fund. But it's too early to say. "There are some other alternatives, one being to let the fund go busted as other states have done and borrow from the fund (interest free); but I'm not ready to accept that approach myself. "The answer to this whole thing is more jobs." Robinson said even if action is taken, as he has outlined, he can't guarantee that the fund will not go broke. In calendar 1975. the commission paid out $101.7 million in benefits and it's estimated that pay-outs in 1976 will be approximately $119 million. Sen. Calvin Hultman, R-Red Oak. also sees the fund going broke in 1977 unless some action is taken. Hultman said he argued a year ago when the original bill was passed that it would cost mre and jeopardize the fund. "I don't think they will want to cut-back on the benefits, so it's either going to be a tax increase (for the employers) or borrow from the feds, one or the other," Hultman said. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Health Commissioner Norman Pawlewski is getting $59.200 he doesn't want to start a new agency he says Iowa doesn't need but the federal government says it must have. Congress says every state has to set up a Health Planning and Development Agency by 1979 or lose millions of dollars in federal funds, Pawlewski said. It's an unwarranted "bludgeon" approach that he resents. Pawlewski told members of the Iowa Legislature. "The Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) has been hostile to state and local governments being involved in health planning," Pawlewski said. "They got a law passed that takes planning out of the hands of elected officials. "I'm going to implement the law. I have no choice. But that doesn't mean I have to say I like it." Pawlewski originally asked $85.000 for the new agency. But he later said he can get along with only $59,200 of unwanted money. The new law sets up nonprofit private corporations known as Health Systems Agencies (HSAs) to replace the former area health planning agencies. The Iowa Office of Planning and Programming has been in charge of the area agencies. But under the new law, a new State Health Department agency must coordinate the HSAs. State Rep. Gregory Cusack, D-Davenport, chairman of the Health, See Page 2 Inside Women's news—Page 4. Editorials—Page 3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news—Page 2. Sports Knights rally, Ft. Dodge next; Tigers romp, Cherokee tonight; Knights 12th in poll, — Pages 6 and 7.

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