Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107-No. 45 Carroll, Iowa. Thursday, March 4, 1976 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Evening for 60c Per Week stn * le Copy Lower Farm Returns Offset Other Rises New Dip in Wholesale Prices -Staff Photo Making Progress — Construction of a new 250,000-bushel, $500,000 elevator by the Farmers Co-op at Templeton is ahead/of schedule. Aided by mild February weather, the work is expected to be finished in July. A new dryer and two pits will be added later. The new structure will have two grain conveyors each with a capacity of 7,500 bushels per hour. Present capacity of the co-op's elevator is 167,000 bushels. Bayh Withdraws as an Active Candidate NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Birch Bayh announced today he is suspending active campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. In a statement read at a crowded news conference in his New York headquarters, the Indiana Democrat said that he will "continue to speak" out on issues that concern the American people." He said that he "intends to take an active role in the selection of our Democratic nominee, to see that the principles of those of us who count ourselves progressive Democrats are represented in our nominee." Bayh said his decision to withdraw from the campaign was triggered by his poor showing in primaries. The senator said that "in the Inside Detente doesn't mean 'relax' — Page 10. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports LV-A girls set for state, Cyclones post 62-57 upset, Ryun, Killebrew retire;' Hawks lose again — Pages .6 and 7. WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices fell five-tenths of a per cent in February,.the sharpest drop in nearly a year, as lower farm prices offset increases for industrial goods, the government said today. February marked the fourth month in a row that wholesale prices did not increase and signafed lower prices ahead for consumers. Changes in wholesale prices usually foreshadow retail price trends. The Labor Department said a 2.3 per cent drop in farm and food prices contributed heavily to the favorable price report. Industrial goods wake of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts primaries our campaign treasury is depleted and we are left without the resources necessary to conduct the kind of active campaign required here in the Empire State. "It is unrealistic to expect 'that any organization — even the excellent organization we have here in New York — can run a credible campaign without the dollars required to get the job done." • In his formal statement, the senator made no mention of the possibility of throwing his support to any other candidate. ,. • He urged his supporters and other Democrats who have not yet taken an active role in choosing a Democratic nominee "not to stay on the sidelines." Bayh ( got only five per cent of the vote in Tuesday's primary in Massachusetts. Arizona Rep. Morris K. Udall, who described himself after the vote as leader of the party's "progressives," clearly was after Bayh's support. One source said Bayh had decided to release supporters rather than recommend they support another candidate, and Strauss said he doubted that the Indiana senator would turn to Udall. Bayh, See Page 2 increased three-tenths of a per cent, but the rise was less than in recent months. The continued easing of inflation was welcome news for the Ford administration which has cited the easing of wholesale and consumer prices as proof that its economic policies are working. The five-tenths of a per cent drop in February was somewhat of a surprise, as some administration officials had said they expected some increase. White-House economist James L. Pate had noted that raw farm prices had increased early last month along with lumber prices, but these apparently were not reflected in the latest wholesale price report. Over the past three months, wholesale prices declined at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.8 per cent. All prices cited in the Labor Department report are seasonally adjusted. Unadjusted, wholesale prices showed no change last month. The wholesale price index, which is unadjusted, remained at 179.4 in February, meaning it cost $179.40 to buy at wholesale what would have cost $100 in 1967. The last time wholesale prices rose was in October when they increased 1.8 per cent. They were unchanged in November, declined four-tenths of a per cent in December and were unchanged again in January. February's drop was the sharpest since a similar decline last March. The last time prices failed to increase in any four-month period was between December, 1974, and March. 1975. Declines in prices for live poultry and livestock led the drop in farm prices. The three-tenths of a per cent rise in industrial prices was the smallest in that index in nine months. Economists tend to look at changes in industrial prices more carefully than farm prices since they reflect a better measure of inflation. Fuels and power products fell six-tenths of a per cent last month, largely due to a 7.9 per cent drop in crude petroleum prices required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, the Labor Department said. Lumber and wood products increased but at a smaller rate than in the two previous months, and the non-metallic minerals index edged down following a large increase in January. Wholesale prices in February were 4.7 per cent above prices a year earlier. By contrast, the index in February of last year was 14.6 Panel Can't Account for Missing Papers WASHINGTON (AP) —The House intelligence committee is unable to account for some 230 documents, at,least some of them secret, which the CIA says it turned over to the panel to use in its investigation of the nation's spy agencies, Chairman Otis G. Pike said today. • However, Pike, a New York Democrat, discounted the possibility that the documents have been stolen.-"I think it's nothing, frankly," Pike said. The documents are "either in the archives or were destroyed," he said. Pike also said some of the documents might have been returned to the State Department by mistake. "We returned to the State Department more documents than they had any record of having given us," the chairman said. The committee, which had about 35 employes, went out of business after writing a secret report, which was leaked to CBS Correspondent Daniel Schorr, who in turn released it to the weekly Village Voice in New York for publication. The Schorr matter has resulted in an investigation by the House ethics committee, which plans public hearings to find out who gave Schorr the report. There is no indication that the leak to Schorr is related in any way to the missing'documents. Pike said most of the documents concern CIA budgetary information. Others, he said, concern CIA operations in Cyprus. The CIA always has regarded information about its budget to be highly classified. The committee chairman said he received a letter Monday from Mitchell Area Forecast Winter storm warning Thursday night. Locally heavy ice accumulations possible. Occasional snow likely Thursday night with increasing northerly winds causing some blowing and drifting, lows around 20. Decreasing cloudiness and windy Friday with chance" of snow in forenoon, highs in lower 20s. Rogovin, special counsel to CIA Director George Bush, saying the agency could not account for the 230 documents. Pike said he sent a letter to Bush in reply asking for more specific information about the documents, such as when they were delivered and who on the committee received them. "If they will tell me what documents they are. talking about." Pike said, "I will help them find them." If the documents were papers which the committee had made no agreement to return, Pike said, they either would be in the archives or would have been destroyed. Hearing on Injunction Application An application for an injunction which would halt all work relating to construction of a junior-senior high school .in Coon Rapids was being considered Thursday morning by District Court Judge R. K. Richardson of Jefferson. A hearing to determine whether an injunction should be granted was held Thursday morning in Carroll County District Court in Carroll. The motion was filed by 53 Coon Rapids Community School District taxpayers in an effort to stop work relating to the construction while their suit asking a permanent stop to construction is in the courts. The judge also heard arguments as to the amount of bond required to be paid before the temporary injunction can be granted. Richardson had tentatively set $5,000 as the bond, but school board attorney Matt Barron of Audubon said $200,000 "would not be unreasonable." Barron said a higher bond was needed to offset cost rises which would occur if start of construction is delayed. The temporary injunction was asked after the 53 district residents filed a lawsuit listing 16 reasons why the results of the Jan. 13 school bond Injunction, See Page 2 New Name — Three employe's of Job Service of Iowa look at the new sign in front of their office. The Iowa Employment Security Commission recently changed its name to Job Service to "reflect a new direction of the agency," according to Max Goodvin, Carroll office manager. The service will be concerned with placement of persons in -Staff Photo jobs, not as much with the training aspect as in the past, Goodvin said. Looking at the sign are, from left: Mrs. Jean Huffman, manpower aid II: Goodvin, and Tom Arndorfer, veteran's representative. Dave Nagl (not pictured) is public service employment representative in the office. Prober Says Gas Shortage May Have Been Overstated WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators claim the U.S. gas industry may be overstating the nation's gas shortage by as much as 102.7 trillion cubic feet. That represents enough gas to cover this year's projected shortages by "at least one hundred times over," Michael Lemov, chief counsel of the House oversight and investigations subcommittee, said Wednesday. • Lemov appeared at a Senate Interior Committee hearing to support legislation that would establish an independent federal agency to collect and evaluate energy data. Lemov, speaking on behalf of the House panel's chairman, Rep. John E! Moss, D-Calif., said the subcommittee compared figures submitted by the American Gas Association on reserves of 153 offshore gas fields with an unpublished survey of the same fields recently conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. The industry group said proven reserves in these fields amounted to 14.7 trillion cubic feet. The Geological Survey estimated the same fields contained reserves of 23.4 trillion cubic feet, or 37.4 per cent more than the industry estimate, Lemov said. "Were such a disparity to exist nationwide, the AGA reserve shortfall would amount to 102.7 trillion cubic feet. "Lemov said. But he said the administration and, to some degree, Congress, have been forced to accept the AGA estimates because of a lack of any separate energy data-gathering function within the government. The AGA has been lobbying for decontrol of prices for gas shipped in interstate commerce. _ Moss, in a statement, said because of such disparities it has been impossible for his investigators to determine the true severity of the natural gas shortage. There have been allegations — repeatedly denied by the industry — that gas producers have been deliberately holding back gas to create pressure for decontrol. per cent ahead ot the previous year. The Labor Department said prices for crude materials, the first stage in the wholesale price chain, declined 1.2 per cent last month after rising in December and January. Wholesale costs for consumer finished foods — those ready for sale on supermarket shelves — dropped 1.9 per cent as prices fell for meats, poultry, dairy products, fresh and dried vegetables, sugar and confectionary and miscellaneous processed foods. Prices were higher for eggs, roasted coffee and fish. Smoking Ban Bill is Approved DESMOINES, Iowa (API — Legislation to ban smoking in public buildings was approved by the Iowa Senate 35-13 Wednesday as some nonsmokers claimed the measure is absurd. (Voting yes on the measure was Sen. William P. Winkelman, R-Lohrville. Listed as absent or not voting was Sen. Karl Nolin, D-Ralston) "I'm extremely uncomfortable in a smoke-filled room," said Sen. Philip Hill, R-Des Moines, a non-smoker. "But 1 think this is one of the most absurd acts I've seen in my six years in the legislature. "It will not be enforced fairly. It's the kind of law that will be enforced arbitrarily," Hill said. "It's a crime to vote for it." The measure would prohibit smoking in government buildings, retail stores and restaurants but would allow store managers to set up smoking areas. It would prohibit smoking in concert halls, auditoriums, libraries and elevators. Persons convicted of illegally smoking would be fined $5 on first offense and $10 to $100 thereafter. Sen. Kevin Kelly. R-Sioux City, placed a motion to reconsider on the measure, which could keep it from going to the House until next week. Friday is the last day House committees can recommend Senate sponsored bills, such as this_one. for debate. "This bill is aimed at giving a few more people a breath of fresh air," said Sen. Kenneth Scott, D-Thornton, chief sponsor of the measure. "It doesn't tell anyone to quit smoking." Scott said. "Smokers have rights, but it's time we recognize the rights of nonsmokers." Late Winter Snow, Sleet Storm Slows Area Traffic Travel in west central Iowa slowed Thursday morning as highways were 100 per cent snow, ice and slush covered as early as6:30 a.m. Utilities didn't report trouble Thursday morning, but "the lines are still heavily loaded with ice," an Iowa Public Service spokesman said. "The potential for outages is still there and if the weather is as severe as they are predicting, we will have interruptions," he added. Schools in almost all areas of Iowa were shut down Thursday as the winter storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain on the Hawkeye state. By 10 a.m. Thursday, three inches of snow had fallen in Carroll. Two and a quarter inches were reported at-7 a.m. It was still falling at noon. ' The Iowa State Patrol at Denison provides a recorded message listing road conditions around the state. The number is 1-263-4880. ' The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Thursday night and said northerly winds would increase in speed. ''Locally heavy ice accumulations are possible" the weathermen said. Heavy drifting is a possibility. However, Friday the clouds are expected to break up with occasional snow likely. A warming trend is predicted for Saturday through, Monday, with a chance of showers Monday. A m O'h g the ea rl'y postponements was the Kuemper High School-Fort Dodge district tournament basketball final game, which was scheduled for Fort Dodge. It was rescheduled for Friday night at 7:30. Most schools in the area were closed Thursday because of the bad weather conditions. School dismissed at the Carroll public and.parochial schools at 9:10a.m.' No school was held at Glidden-Ralston, Ar-We-Va, Coon Rapids, Wall Lake, Lake View-Auburn, Lake City, Audubon, Scranton and Manning. All preschools in Carroll were closed for the day. Headstall classes at Lidderdale were not held. The Sac City adult education • classes for Thursday were cancelled, as was the high school equivalency class at Carroll High School. The G.E.D. testing at Carroll High School was postponed until next Thursday. Many meetings and clubs were cancelled Thursday. The following organizations announced: The United Presbyterian Women's meeting in Glidden cancelled. The Zion Lutheran Ladies' Aid, Auburn, postponed until March 11. Lake Riders Saddle Club, Lake View, postponed meeting until Friday. Other cancellations included: the Willey C.Y.O. Chorus; the seventh grade confirmation class, Lake City; adult farmers' classes, Glidden; United Methodist Women, Glidden; Clio Club; Coon Rapids Trinity Lutheran Ladies' Aid meeting and sewing day (rescheduled for Wednesday); STOP Club; C.C.D. classes at St. Mary's Auburn, and Youth Club at the Lake City Union Church. The Audubon County Cattlemen's Association Banquet has been postponed until March 12. The New Hope Village Stores at Manning, Glidden, Lake City and Carroll were closed. The Audubon and Ida Grove driver license examining stations were closed. No congregate meals for senior citizens were served in Wall Lake and Carroll Thursday. The Carroll Bicentennial Committee meeting was postponed until March 11 at the Iowa Public Service (I.P.S.) meeting room at 8 p.m. Late Thursday morning the Iowa State Patrol reported the entire state had A mixture of light to moderate rain, snow and sleet falling. Roads in the northern half of the state were 50 to 100 per cent snow and ice covered. Most roads in the southern half were 25 to 75 per cent ice and slush covered. However, roads in east central and southeast Iowa were wet to slushy late Thursday morning. Interstate 35 was 50 to 100 per cent ice and snow covered in the north part of Iowa and 25 to 50 per cent ice and slusl covered in the south. SET BALLOON EVENT INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) The National Hot Air Balloon Championship will be Aug. 6-14 at Simpson College here, Tickets on Sale for Elks' Chorus Concert Tickets for the Elk's Chorus' Silver Anniversary Concert to be given Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Carroll 1 High School Auditorium are now on sale in the WestgateMall. The ticket booth in the mall is being manned by the Retired Senior Volunteer Citizens. Tickets, which cost $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. ar also available from the Elk's Chorus members, members of the Carroll Rotary and Carroll Kiwanis clubs, at the Carroll Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Elk's Club, and at the New Hope Village scores in Manning, Glidden and Sac City. Tickets will also be available at the door. The program for the concert includes: Music of the 50's: Now Let Every Tongue Adore Thee; Hey, Look Me Over; Soon-Ah Will Be Done; There Is Nothin" Like A Dame; After Dark; and The Creation; Music of the 60's: Let There Be Music; Lida Rose; Hello, Dolly; Yellow Bird: Colorado Trail; and A-Roving:and, Music of the 70's: Make A Joy vul Sound; Standing On The Corner; Viva Tutti; Aura Lee; Like To Sing About Sunshine; and Keep America Singing. Solos will be performed by Skip Raridon, Jim Vanderheiden and Don Petersen. The Elk's Quartet, composed of Elmer Renze, Dale .Textor, Lee Bratten and Don Petersen, will also perform. In addition, the Carroll High School Stage Band," under the direction of John Erickson, will take part in the concert.
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