IO\\Q a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 46 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, March 5, 1976 — Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Evening for 60c Per Week IC- Single I9C Copy Employment Returns to Prerecession Peak Jobless Rate Falls for 4th Straight Month DBS MOINES, Iowa .(AP) _ The Iowa Employment Security Commission said Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment, rate in February was projected down to 5.2 per cent — the fourth straight month of decline in the number of lowans without jobs. WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's unemployment rate fell for the fourth straight month in February, dropping to 7.6 per cent from 7.8 per cent, as more Americans found jobs and total employment returned to its Demos to Tell Stand on Issues The Carroll County Democratic convention Saturday will consider a long list of proposed resolutions and elect delegates to the party's state and district conventions. Up to 108 delegates and a nearly equal number of alternates may attend the convention, according to County Chairman Joe Schmitz. But, he added a few less are expected. U.S. Rep. Tom Harkin, a Democrat who represents the fifth district, will speak briefly, as will Iowa Rep. Carroll Perkins, D-Jefferson. Any Democrats seeking county offices also will be given a chance to talk, Schmitz said. Three county persons have agreed to give five-minute talks in favor of presidential candidates. They are Dan Hilsabeck for Jimmy Carter, Mrs. Mike Schulte for Morris Udall and Ed Flaherty for Fred Harris. Other campaign representatives will also be given a chance to speak. Delegates will be selected by dividing the convention into presidential preference groups. No, candidates with support from less than 15 per cent of the persons attending the convention will get a delegate. After the convention, the county central committee will elect officers for the coming year. A committee has drawn up several proposed resolutions which the convention will consider. Others may be presented from the convention floor. The proposals.include: . —Raising the alcohol drinking age in Iowa to 19 years. —Supporting a right-to-life amendment which states a fetus is human from prerecession peak, the government said today. The Labor Department said total employment, which plunged by 2.2 million during the recession, increased by another 125,000 last month and "has now fully returned to the July 1974, prerecession peak of 86.3 million." Unemployment fell by 150,000 last month to a seasonally adjusted 7.1 million, the department said. Progress in reducing unemployment and the slowing of inflation provides President Ford with fresh ammunition for his election campaign and efforts to sell his go- slow fiscal 1977 budget to Con- gress. The last time unemployment has been below 7.6 per cent was in December 1974. when it was 7.2 per cent. It later rose to a recession high of 8.9 per cent in May, 1975. February's two-tenths of a per cent drop in the jobless rate, though not as large as the five-tenths of a per cent decline in January, continued a declining trend which began \ast June and accelerated in November. Most of the recovery in employment has been among women, as employment of adult men was still nearly 700.000 below its peak before the recession, the Labor Department noted. The government said the February decline in joblessness was spread throughout the work force. The jobless rate for heads of households fell below the 5 per cent mark for the first time since late 1974, dropping to 4.9 percent. The jobless rate for married men was unchanged last month at 4.1 per cent, while the rate for all adult men fell from 5.8 to 5.7 per cent. The rate for adult women remained steady at 7.9 per cent. The teen-age jobless rate fell from 19.9 to 19.2 per cent. Joblessness among white workers dipped from 7.1 to 6.8 per cent, but the rate for blacks and other minority races rose from 13.2 to 13.7 per cent. The size of the civilian labor force was unchanged last month at 93.5 million, the government said. It has grown by about 1.9 million over the past year, with adult women accounting for more than 1.3 million of the increase. Although total employment continued to show gains last month agricultural jobs fell by 170,000. However, non-farm employment increased by 300,000. The average length of unemployment declined to 16.2 Farm Family of Year — — FmHA Photo The Roger Riedesel family of Paton in Greene County has been selected as the 1975 Farm Family of the Year by the Carroll-Greene County Farmers Home . Administration office. Bill Krahling, left. local FmHA supervisor, presents a certificate to the couple and their son, Eli. 4. Riedesel is a graduate of Paton-Churdan High School and Mrs. Riedesel of Prairie Community High at Cowrie and Iowa Central Community College, Ft. Dodge. The Riedesels will farm 360 acres this year in addition to 1.500 acres of custom plowing, discing and cultivating and 2000 acres of custom corn and soybean combining. conception. —The federal government should inspect agricultural products for shipment abroad at port facilities. —The Iowa income tax system should be reformed to better reflect ability to pay and it should be made a percentage of the U.S. income tax. Demos, See Page 2 Cuba Seen Gearing Up to Aid Guerrilla Forces in Rhodesia Inside School papers — Pages 3 and 8. Women's news, church notes —Page 4. Editorials—Page3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news—Page 2. Sports Surprises'in ACG, strong Hawk baseball seen, wife, helps Hill to 65 in Citrus, NCAA highlights —PageS. WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba, fresh from its battlefield successes in Angola, is gearing up to help Rhodesian nationalists trying to overthrow the white supremacist regime of Prime Minister Ian Smith, U.S. officials believe. The Cuban plan, the officials said, probably calls for sending military advisers and training officers to Rhodesia's eastern neighbor, Mozambique. Black nationalist Rhodesian guerrillas have been using Mozambique as a staging area for guerrilla operations in Rhodesia. A steady increase in these operations has been reported in recent weeks. •' Mozambique closed its border and cut off all links with Rhodesia on Wednesday 'after President Samora Machel said Rhodesia had engaged in air and artillery attacks inside Mozambique. As described by U.S. officials, Cuban involvement in behalf of Rhodesian guerrillas would be much less ambitious than it was in Angola. There, Cuban troops did much of the fighting for the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola against two pro-Western factions. The U.S. officials said they were not entirely certain that Cuba would assist Rhodesian guerrillas nor were they able to pin down the form that Cuban aid might take. But they said they expect that some of the 12.000-14.000 Cuban troops now in Angola would be transferred to the Mozambique border area to dispense military advice and training. Such a strategy, they said, raises the prospect of border clashes involving Cuban and Rhodesian regular troops. The Smith regime in, Rhodesia, which broke from Great Britain 10 years ago, is currently engaged in negotiations with black leaders who are demanding an end to white rule. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger expressed support Thursday for black majority rule in Rhodesia and said the current negotiations offer the "last opportunity for a peaceful settlement." Kissinger called on Cuba to proceed with "great circumspection because'our actions cannot be deduced by what we did in Angola." He refused to.say what action Washington would take if Cuba attacked Rhodesia because "we can't be in a position of giving Cuba an indication where it is safe for them logo." Other U.S. officials said, however, that U.S. action is unlikely in view of the hostile public view of foreign military intervention, particularly if it means defense of a white-minority regime. weeks in February, after holding at a high of 17 weeks during the November-January period. Improvement was largely the result of a sharp decrease in the number of persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer, the government said. Americans who held part- time jobs because they were unable to find full time work, dropped to 3.3 million after rising to 3.5 million in January. A White House spokesman said the Labor Department's report Thursday that wholesale prices dropped by one-half of 1 per cent last month was ''further confirmation of what the President and other administration people have been saying about the progress being made against inflation.'' And Chairman Alan Greenspan of the President's Council of Economic Advisers said the administration may soon strengthen its basic economic forecast for 1976. "The momentum the economy has underneath it is very solid." he said. Greenspan said it was "very likely" that unemployment will come in below what was originally forecast, possibly dropping below 7 per cent by the end of the year. Ice, Wind Cut Power, Phones Much of Carroll County was without electrical power at times Thursday night and Friday morning. About three-fourths of Carroll was without electricity between 1 and 4 a.m. because of wind -and ice. Almost everyone on the Glidden Rural Electric cooperative (REC) lines between Lanesboro and Coon Rapids suffered in below-freezing temperatures without electricity from 5 or 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Friday morning. Both REC Manager Robert Weaklend and Iowa Public Service Manager Darwin Petersen said that as long as ice weights down the wires and wind keeps them bouncing there will be power outages or a dimming of lights. Ice and wind causing 69,000 volt power lines to slap together was blamed for the Carroll outage. IPS crews had to knock the ice off the lines, Petersen said. IPS crews have worked constantly since Thursday morning, Petersen said. Power in Templeton and Dedham was out from 1 to about 8 a.m. Friday. Halbur and Roselle were without power until about 4 or 4:30 a.m. after it went out at 1 a.m., Petersen said. Willey was out from 1 to about 8:15 a.m. Templeton and Dedham power was to be 'shut off late Friday morning to allow IPS crews to make repairs. IPS customers in Audubon, Exira, Aspinwall and several x)ther areas also experienced power outages. Petersen said. REC power outages were reported in the Viola Center. Templeton and Roselle areas, Weaklend said. The REC has a crew from Woodbine and a contractor from Ames helping restore power. .IPS has a crew from Sioux City in Audubon. The power in Manning kept going on and off for a two-hour period between 10 p.m. and midnight Thursday because of ice on the power line, Gerald Beck, Manning Municipal Light manager, said. The longest blackouts only lasted about five minutes, he said. Coon Rapids was without power for about five minutes late Thursday night, Leonard Lamprecht, manager of Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, said. The city is now being run on the company's generator while they are waiting for some of their power poles to be repaired, he added. Icing conditions combined with'wind snapped telephone wires in the Carroll area. Gus Harnack, central office supervisor of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.. said Glidden, Ralston. Lanesboro and Churdan were isolated from service early Friday. Glidden service was restored about 9:45 a.m. Friday and Harnack said it is expected Ralston and Lanesboro service will be restored by Friday night. It Weather, See Page 2 —1969 Sheriff's Office Photo Daniel Clawson Clawson Charged in Arizona Assault By Don Davis A man who pleaded guilty to killing a 20-year-old Carroll woman in 1969 is awaiting sentencing on an aggravated battery charge in Arizona. Daniel Clawson. who pleaded gulity to killing Marsha Brisbois in early June of 1969. is free on his own recognizance following a guilty plea to the battery charge in Scottsdale, Ariz. Scottsdale is a suburb of Phoenix, where Clawson now lives. Clawson pleaded guilty to manslaughter during his September 1969 trial in Carroll County District Court. He had originally been charged with first-degree murder and pleaded innocent, but changed his plea to guilty of manslaughter during the trial. A reporter for the Scottsdale Progress newspaper told The Daily Times Herald that Scottsdale police arrested Clawson three or four months ago after he allegedly tried to choke a 21-year-old woman. Clawson, now 28, apparently attended a singles dance at a Scottsdale hotel, picked up the woman and tried to choke her in his car, the reporter said Scottsdale Police Sgt. Page Decker told him. Although Scottsdale police reportedly wanted to file assault with intent to commit murder charges, the county attorney's office filed the aggravated battery charge. The Arizona charge carries a one-to-five year sentence. Clawson is attending the American Graduate School of International Management in a Phoenix suburb. The Central Records Department of the Iowa State Men's Reformatory in Anamosa told The Daily Times Herald that Clawson was released from the Anamosa facility March 12. 1973. He was at the Newton Pre-Release Center until July 11. 1973. when he was freed from the Iowa penal system. He has been in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area since September of last year. A former Manson. Iowa, resident. Clawson was a sales- Clawson, See Page 2 Area Forecast Fair and cool Friday night, lows 10 to 15. Mostly sunny and warmer Saturday, highs in low to mid 40s. The current administration forecast calls for unemployment to average 7.7 per cent in 1976 and to be between 7 and 7.5 per cent by year's end. The size of the January drop came as a surprise to some labor economists, who had expected the decline to be about half as large. They suggested part of the five-tenths of a per cent drop could have resulted from statistical aberrations. If that was the case, the economists said the February statistical "correction" could come in the form of a February unemployment rate at the same level or even slightly higher than January's. Ok Raise in Drinking Age to 19 DBS MOINES, Iowa (APIA bill to raise the minimum legal drinking age from 18 to 19 has scraped through the Iowa House — but at a price several of its original 38 sponsors said was too much to pay. Before the bill was approved 51-48 Thursday, the House added amendments allowing Sunday beer sales by grocery stores and authorize retail merchants to sell liquor for the state in towns that do not have state liquor stores. (Voting for Sunday sales of beer by grocery stores was Rep. Carroll Perkins. D.-Jefferson. Voting against were Reps. Frank Crabb, R-Denison: Bill Hutchins, D-Guthrie center, and Opal Miller, D-RockwellCity.) The measure faces two more big hurdles — passage by the Senate and approval by Gov. Robert Ray — before it can become law. Lawmakers said it wasn't certain the legislation could clear either. House passage came at the end of two days of debate in which the 38 sponsors of the drinking age bill tried to pre- v e n t attaching numerous amendments to liberalize other liquor and beer law provisions. (Voting for the bill to raise the drinking age to 19 were Reps. Frank Crabb. R.-Denison: Opal Miller. D.-Rockwell City, and Carroll Perkins, D.-Jef ferson.) A number of the original sponsors voted against it because of the amendments, although Rep. Wendell Pellett. R-Atlantic, the chief sponsor urged them to "look at the bright side. •• Major Shakeup in Farm Policy Ford: U.S. Ready to Sell More Grain to Russians SPRINGFIELD V I11. (AP)President Ford, making a pitch for the farm vote in Illinois, today announced a major shakeup his farm policy-making machinery and said the United States is ready to sell the Russians more grain if they want it. Ford stopped short of announcing any new sales but said in a speech prepared for a farm forum: "We must sell grain, not pile it up in storage." He opposed any policy that "would have farmers pro- ducirig again for a government storage bin and a government check." The President said a record $2 billion worth of 1975 crops already sold "is only the beginning of continued exports to the Soviet Union" and predicted continued record sales of farm products abroad, citing expected sales totaling $6.8 billion to western Europe, $3.2 billion to Japan and $1.2 billion to eastern Erope. ^ , Ford announced a new Cabinet-level farm policy,committee, headed by Agriculture Secretary Earl Blitz and including the secretaries of state, treasury and commerce as well as the President's top economic, domestic and foreign policy advisers. The committee replaces several others scattered throughout the administration. White House spokesmen said it "is being formed to consolidate agricultural policymaking..., will report directly to the President and will advise him on the formulation, coordination and implementation of all agricultural policy." As Ford arrived in Springfield for two days of campaigning for the March primary, a senior Agriculture Department official said in Washington that U.S. grain firms have been discussing new sales to the Soviet Union. But the official, Assistant Agriculture Secretary Richard^. Bell, said: "There is nothing new to announce at this time." Bell told Sen. Charles Percy, R-I11., at a Senate nutrition committee hearing that the U.S. grain supply is large enough to forestall any export embargo for the rest of the season. But he said he could make no promise against further embargoes at any time in the future. Before Ford left for Illinois, reports circulated in Washington that grain companies might sell as much as four million more tons of'wheat and corn to the Soviets to help make up for a small Russian harvest last year. Such a move would be politi- cally popular with farmers, who were angered last July when Ford ordered an embargo on grain sales to Russia after the Soviets had made large purchases. The embargo was lifted in October after the United States and Russia signed a long-term grain sales pact designed to bring more stability to the U,S. grain market. Even with new grain sales now, the USDA says there will be plenty of grain from 1975's record harvests to meet all demands. Nobody Knows What Congress Junket Cost WASHINGTON (AP) —Congress has a six-page report to show for a 15-day tour of the Southwest Pacific by four senators, their wives and at least 15 aides. No one involved can say how much the January trip cost the taxpayers. The party, which traveled by military jet, visited Hawaii. Saipan, Guam, Australia and New Zealand. The senators were Senate Assistant Republican Leader Robert P. Griffin, R-Mich; Ernest F. Hollings, D-S.C.; Howard H. Baker, R-Tenn.; and John C. Culver, D-Iowa. Griffin is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. In addition to their wives, they were accompanied by 11 committee and personal staff members and four or five military attaches. The report, issued this week, tells of the delegation's meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon and other top officials. Discussions were held in Honolulu with top-ranking U.S. Navy officers on security in the Pacific and Indian oceans, the report said. It said that the Australian government lifted a ban on visits to Australian ports of U.S. nuclear-powered ships after delegation members asked how the U.S. Navy could fulfill its treaty obligations to protect Australia if its ships were denied access to Australian ports.. The report also noted that many Australians are disturbed at the lack of a U.S. ambassador to their nation for more than six months. "To the Australians, this looks like neglect at best, or at worst, like a gesture of disapproval of Australian policies," the report said. Only one staff aide on the Foreign, Relations Committee was said to have any idea about how much was spent on the trip. However, when he was asked he said he doesn't know and neither does anyone else. The aide said it is known that the delegation spent $15,000 to $16,000 in U.S. currency. But he said it also spent a considerable but unknown quantity of foreign currency supplied by the State Department. . And he said a total accounting of the spending won't be available until sometime next year.
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