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Iowa a place fo grow ——^^—^— Vol. 107 — No. 48 Carroll Daily Times Herald Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, March 9, 1976 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Evening for 60c Per Week Copy -Staff Photo On Guard— Beware, motorists. All children coasting have the right of way with this huge frozen guardian at East Second and North Maple Streets. This new Carroll resident may not be here long if the weather warm up. Maybe he will get one last chance to take a refreshing sip from his beverage can before he melts into an unrecognizable puddle. • City Traffic Study is Reviewed by Council By James B.Wilson The Carroll City Council Monday evening reviewed a comprehensive traffic study for the City of Carroll. The study, which was prepared, by the. engineering firm of Henningson, Durham and Richardson of Omaha, is being financed by the state. The council will meet again with representatives of the Omaha firm plus representatives from the highway departments of both the state and federal governments to review the study once again. After that meeting, the council may accept the study and begin implementation of its recommendations. The major recommendations of the preliminary study call for the installation of stop lights at the corner of Clark Street and Highway 30, the removal of some parking spaces near intersections along the highway in the downtown area, a uniform ^fl^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^f^-^S'^'-^K^^tl Inside New Urbandale bulk mail center aims to speed up delivery of parcels—Page 12. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials—PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news—Page 2. Sports Lloyd, Edwards All-Loop picks; Tide captures NCAA berth, Virginia gains 13th spot in poll, will big schools dominate?, owners, players wide apart—Pages 6 and 7. system of stop signs throughout the city, the installation of sidewalks in several areas, and a prohibition of parking in selected areas around churches and schools. • The council delayed action on a request by representatives of the Maurice Dunn Post of the American Legion to purchase 50 American flags and flag holders for the central business district at an approximate cost of $582.67. The proposal will be studied by Councilman Robert Kraus and Police Chief Maurice Dion and they will make their recommendations to the council next Monday evening. The Legion plan calls for the holders to be placed on parking meters in the downtown area and the flags would be displayed on seven holidays each year. Mayor pro tem Lou Galetich presided at Monday's meeting in the absence of Mayor Ronald Schechtman who is on vacation. The next council meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 15 when a public hearing on the proposed 1976-77 city budget will be held. 2 Nominated for Judge Post . DES MOINES, Iowa (AP). Polk County Atty. Ray Fenton and Des Moines lawyer Roger A. Witke have been nominated by the Judicial Nominating Commission for Central Iowa to fill a vacancy on the Polk County District Court bench; Remodeling Ok'd, 2 Teaching Posts Created School Board Approves Budget By Don Davis A minor remodeling program was approved, two teaching positions were created and a program was funded for gifted and talented students Monday night at the Carroll Community School District Board of Education meeting. - The $2,525,688 general fund budget was approved with little discussion and no opposition. The $2.525 million general budget for the 1976-77 school year was unanimously approved, along with $150,470. in a schoolhouse fund. The total estimated budget for the current school year is $2,370,567 (including the schoolhouse fund). A year ago it was $1,781,963. The remodeling program, which Supt. Allen N. Stroh said would "probably" cost about $2,000, is less extensive than had Threat to Kill Code Measure DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A huge 427-page bill to revise all of Iowa's criminal laws came up in the House Tuesday. It faced a strong threat from legislators trying to kill it before the debate got fairly started. Both Reps^Brice Oakley, R- Clinton, and Roger Halvorson, R-Monona, had amendments on file to strike the enacting clause, which would defeat the measure. But where Oakley said he wasn't serious, Halvorson said he was. "I want to give the House a chance to decide whether, we want to spend ten days or so debating this bill, or if we should drop it .and go on to other things.the people want," Halvorson said. "The people are interested Legislature, See Page 2 been proposed earlier. At the board's Feb. 9 meeting, it was suggested that $20.000 be taken from $58,000 the county school board gave the district before it disbanded. However, that proposal was not discussed Monday night. The major deletion from the original proposal was switching the band and industrial art areas and moving vocal music to the current elementary media center. Under the approved project, the library, which will serve the junior and senior highs will be expanded to include an area now utilized as a study hall. A small room adjoining the library will be turned into an office for book repair and other librarian duties. Another aspect of the project will be moving special education classes from a separate building to the first floor of the main building and moving some vocational classes to the smaller building. Principal George H. Fair told the board the junior high has lacked adequate space for quite some time. The remodeling, which was made possible by a nearly completed addition to Fairview Elementary School, will give the junior-senior high ') seven or eight additional classrooms. Fifth and sixth graders will move from the central building to Fairview next school year. Since more space will be available in junior high next year, the board voted to hire three junior high teachers — one each for math, social studies and art. The art teacher will also teach some high school classes. But the board voted to accept the resignation of Deborah Farrell, a high school language arts teacher and won't replace her, so there will be a net increase of two positions. The addition of a junior high art teacher should bring the school into compliance with state guidelines, Fair said. The additional teachers will make a possible reduction of eight to 10 students per seventh and eighth grade class, Fair said. Current average class size is 35. The board voted $2,500 for starting a program for "bright students." The program for gifted and talented students is as needed as a program for special education students, some board members said. School next year will begin Aug. 30 after three inservice days for teachers. Christmas vacation will be Dec. 23 through Jan. 2 and April 8 and 11 will be Easter vacation. School will end May 25. The board also: —Hiked substitute teachers' pay from $25 to $35 per day. This should help the problem of getting subs when needed, Fair said. —Voted to expel a student for the rest of the school year for a "breach of discipline." —Approved rehiring all teachers who are not resigning or taking leaves of absence. Nancy Crater was granted a one-year leave. — Okayed paying board members Emmett Lahr and Dr. Charles Fangman $275 each for expenses during an upcoming trip to the National Association of School Boards Convention in San Francisco. More may be paid later if the expenses are higher than the $275. Arab Sheik, U.S. Executives Continue Talks Secret Oil Negotiations Criticized Dow Passes 1,000 Mark NEW YORK (AP) —The stock market swept ahead today, carrying the Dow Jones industrial average past the 1,000 level for the first time in more than three years before pulling back. At 10:30 a.m. CST the Dow average of 30 industrial stocks stood at 997.56, a gain of 8.82. The widely watched market indicator had been up 11 points to about 1,001 in the first 45 minutes of today's trading. Gainers held a 3-1 lead over losers among the New York Stock Exchange-listed issues in active trading. The Dow climbed 15.82 points on Tuesday to set the stage for its run at the 1,000 mark, which it failed to reach in several tries two weeks ago. Only twice before has the average broken 1,000 — briefly in.mid-session on Jan. 18 and 19 of 1966, and in the winter of 1972-73, when it reached it record close of 1,051.70. It last stood above 1,000 on Feb. 13.1973'. Asks Shift — Shift to states of medical services responsibilities is proposed by Health. Education and Welfare Secretary David Mathews. He believes an "overdependence" on federal services has developed. PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Top-secret negotiations between an Arabian sheik and executives of four U.S. oil companies over ownership of the world's largest oil producer entered a third day today with government and political figures interested but still on the outside. The concerns of federal officials and a presidential candidate were fueled more by the dearth of knowledge on negotiations between Saudi Arabia's oil minister. Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, and representatives of Exxon. Texaco, Mobil and Standard Oil of California. As from the beginning, there was no news from inside Monday on how the talks were going or when they might end. A statement from the Arabian- American Oil Co. said the meeting concerned "the transfer of ownership" of Aramco from the American companies to Saudi Arabia. Frank Zarb, director of the Federal Energy Administration, said the talks over nationalization of the firm are "just one more indication we have lost influence over the control of world oil prices." Zarb told a news conference in North Canton, Ohio, that the talks at the tightly guarded Bay Point Yacht and Country Club here should goad Congress into passing an energy conservation program, j White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen called the meetings "an additional warning on why Congress should get busy and start adopting more of the President's plans to make the United States independent of foreign oil." Nessen said in Washington that no U.S. government ob- .server was at the talks because the conference involves private parties. Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp, campaigning for Florida's Democratic presidential primary today, pointed to the talks as a possible impetus for nationalizing U.S. oil companies. Yamani and the oil executives arrived by private jets late Saturday for the talks, which are expected to culminate in total withdrawal of U.S. interests from the world's largest oil-producing firm. The main issues reportedly being discussed are the price Saudi Arabia should pay for the American interest in the firm and insistence by the Talks, See Page 2 Nationwide Electronic Deposit of Social Security Checks Set Family Slain; Hunt State Dept. Official COLUMBIA, N.C.(AP)—A U.S. State Department official is being sought by police for questioning in the bludgeon deaths of five members of his family, whose burning bodies were found in a swampy grave near this eastern North Carolina village. The victims were identified Monday as the family of Bradford Bishop Jr., 39, assistant chief of the special trade activities office of the State Department's economic and business section. North Carolina Atty. Gen, Rufus Edmisten said Bishop, who had hot reported to his office for a week, "is being sought for questioning," although Edmisten added that Bishop could be "lying dead somewhere." ' Police in Montgomery County, Md., where the family lived, have listed Bishop as a missing person, pending further investigation. The burning bodies of Bishop's mother, wife and three children were discovered a week ago, piled in an open, gasoline-soaked pit nearly 300 miles from their home in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. The bodies were found by a state forest ranger investigating a three-acre brush fire that had spread from the burning grave. Identity of the victims was a mystery until Montgomery County police were told Monday by a neighbor of the Bishops that the family had not Slayings, See Page 2 Area Forecast Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday. Lows Tuesday night around 30. Highs Wednesday near 40. WASHINGTON (AP) -The electronic deposit of Social Security checks into savings and checking accounts will be extended nationwide by the end of the year after beginning in Georgia last month, a Treasury Department official says. The new deposit system, which is optional to the recipient, eliminates the paper check entirely. Instead, a deposit is made directly to the recipient's checking or savings account from a magnetic tape prepared by the Treasury Department. Les Plumly, a Treasury official helping to initiate the new system, said not a single complaint was received in the deposit of the first set of payments in Georgia last month. "There were no late receipts and no missing receipts," he said. "It was as near perfect as we can have it." In terms of acceptance, , however, the system has not been an overwhelmfng success in Georgia. Plumly said the 52,000 Social Security recipients there who received their payments electronically represent only about 7.5 per cent of the total eligible. But he said that in Florida, where the system will begin in early April, about 360.000 people will participate, or about 25 per cent of those eligible. The Treasury hopes 18 million Social Security and other federal payments — about 40 per cent of the total — will be made electronically by the end of the decade. The electronic deposits are the second step in the program to eliminate check payments. Last year, the Treasury Depa rt ment initiated a nationwide program to mail recipients' checks directly to a bank or other financial institution of their choice. About 3.5 million recipients signed up for the direct mailing program. Plumly said, which was better than the three million that had been expected. Persons in the direct mailing program will be switched automatically to the electronic deposit system. All Social Security recipients will be informed when the Checks, See Page 2 Top 3 Demos Hope to Emerge as Frontrunner Ford, Reagan in Second Major Match in Florida By The Associated Press Florida voters went to the polls today to cast ballots in the second major match between President Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan, while three leading Democratic contenders each hoped to emerge as a frontrunner for their party's presidential nomination. Election officials had predicted that less than half the state's 3.4'million registered voters would go to the polls,' and a forecast of widespread rain and a tornado watch in ' north Florida could keep the turnout even lower. Rain was reported in some areas in the northern part of the state, and showers and thunderstorms were expected in central Florida. There was a 30 per cent to 50 per cent chance of rain in' populous south Florida as well. Officials issued a tornado watch for north Florida, warning of the possibilty of twisters and severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds. By the time polls opened at 7 a.m., no tornadoes had been reported. The polls wjjl be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.. m.. local time throughoutthe state. But while most of the state is on Eastern Standard Time, communities in the Florida panhandle are on Central Standard Time. Only a smattering of last- minute campaigning was expected today. At least four of the six candidates who actively sought support in' Florida were elsewhere'— or headed elsewhere — to concentrate on other upcoming primaries. The Republican balloting was seen as an important test of Reagan's challenge to Ford. And though,. 12 Democrats were on the other side of the ballot, only four went after votes. The primary featured the first Deep South primary test for Alabama Gov. George Wallace and Jimmy Carter, the former Georgia governor who won the New Hampshire primary. Washington Sen. Henry Jackson, fresh from victory in Massachusetts, could spoil the Wallace-Carter matchup. Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp was not expected to be a major factor in the race. "It looks good," said Rogers C.B. Morton, Ford's chief political adviser. "In fact, it looks so good that I'm afraid to predict." Lou Frey, Ford's campaign chief in the state, said the President would carry the state, though narrowly. "If you get 50 per cent plus one, you're a'winner," he said. "If you don't, you're a loser." Reagan predicted a close race, discounting talk that a loss to Ford would severely damage his effort. But whatever happens, he said, "there won't be any folding of my tent and slipping a way." "I'm in this all'the way to (the Republican national convention in) Kansas City," Reagan told about 1,000 supporters in Champaign, 111., as he began a five-day campaign swing through the state. Ford beat Reagan in New Hampshire with less than half the vote, carried Massachusetts where neither candidate campaigned and won Vermont where Heagan was not on the ballot. Both Wallace and Carter predicted triumph in the . Democratic race. "I'm not going to get into a percentage guessing game." Wallace said during his final Florida campaign swing. "Of course, there is a well-organized effort against George • Wallace because I did so well (in Florida) in 1972." He won with 42 per cent of the vote four years ago. Replied Carter: "I'll cut Gov. Wallace down below what he did in 1972, which I think would be a very serious defeat for Gov. Wallace." Jackson, meantime, said it doesn't really make any difference what happens because his opponents have already lost the long run. "Do you know who stopped George Wallace and Jimmy Carter?" he asked at a Miami luncheon. "I did, in Massachusetts. I not only beat George Wallace, I whipped Jimmy Carter." Russians Block India on Jet Parts to Egypt WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia has blocked India from supplying spare parts for Egypt's Soviet-built MIG21 jet fighters, U.S. intelligence sources said today. The new Russian move, following its own cutoff of maintenance support for Egypt's air force, was reported as the Ford administration was laying the groundwork for possible sales of U.S. warplanes and antitank missiles to Egypt. India, which produces MIGs and other weapons under Russian license, was said to have asked Moscow's permission to sell spare parts to Egypt after the Cairo government appealed to India for help. Intelligence sources say Moscow denied India permission to do so. U.S. analysts doubt that India would risk Russia's displeasure because India, too, has been reliant on the Soviet Union for major arms help. Also, the Soviet Union has supported India in such past crises as the IndoPakistan war over Bangladesh. Egypt's armed forces are almost totally equipped with weapons supplied by Russia during some 20 years of close relationship. Following the 1973 Mideast war, policy differences deepened. Russia stopped the flow of new weapons to Egypt nearly two years ago and now has halted deliveries of spare parts needed to keep Egypt's war planes, tanks and other military gear in working order. As a result, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has turned more and more to Western countries, especially France and Britain, for arms help. Until recently, Egypt had not pressed the United States for major weapons sales, but this has apparently changed as Egypt is feeling the pinch of Russian cutoff actions. State Department and congressional sources said Monday that U.S. sales of F5 fighter planes and antitank missiles are under study by the Ford administration. No decision on this has been made, said one State Department official. He said there is no intention to establish a major U.S. military supply relationship with Egypt. Administration officials acknowledged last week that consultations had begun with key members of the Senate and House looking toward sale of transport planes, helicopters and other.noncombat military materiel to Egypt. Any sale of war planes and missiles would be a more controversial move by the United States. i ',1

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