Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 - No. 52 Carroll, Iowa, Monday, March 15, 1976 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Evening for 60c Per Week Single Copy Ford Blisters Congress on Tax-Sharing Program WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford today accused the Democratic-controlled Congress of threatening the nation's cities with disaster by failing to approve an extension of the revenue-sharing program. Speaking to a meeting of some 2,000 municipal officials, Ford also chided Congress for being slow in providing supplemental money for an existing public jobs program, while defending his veto of the $6-billion public works bill which Congress unsuccessfully tried to override. Ford said revenue-sharing must be renewed this year but "Congress did not share my. sense of urgency. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Congress fails to understand the importance of this NewS&L Branch is Open Here A branch office of the Denison Home Federal Savings and Loan, located irr the Thomas Plaza, opened Monday. The office will offer a full line of savings accounts, certificates and full mortgage loans, Manager Jim White said. Each account with the office will be insured up to $40,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. The Denison firm decided to open a branch office in Carroll because, "we felt it was a good opportunity and a growing community,'' White said. The office has a full-time staff of White, originally of. Westside, and secretary, Mrs. Carol Conner, of Lidderdale. Coffee and doughnuts will be served to patrons throughout the week. Ribbon cutting ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, White said. House Sells for $18,000 Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Renze, Route 3, Carroll, were successful bidders Sunday at the public auction of a three-bedroom house and lot in Roselle, owned by Mrs. Frances Sibenaller. The property brought $18,000. A large crowd attended the sale at which household goods also were sold. Auctioneers were Gary Rupiper, John Scharfenkamp and Cliff McCarville. program to the people of the cities, and counties and states of our nation. "Failure, to renew this program would weaken the fiscal stability of our cities. You know that expiration of this prpgram, or a reduction in the payments you now receive, would mean cutbacks in essential services, increased public and related private sector unemployment, or the imposition of more taxes. "Maybe this is what some partisans want. But I don't." Ford's attack on Congress followed criticism from some municipal leaders who blamed both the White House and Congress for failing to extend revenue-sharing. In a news conference Sunday opening the annual legislative conference of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities, Mayor Moon Landrieu of New Orleans said the stalemate was leaving the cities' 'on the brink of chaos.'' Landrieu applauded Ford for proposing an extension of revenue-sharing but said even Ford has "failed to realize the impact that inflation is haying on our general revenue-sharing funds. "At the same time, we must also point out that other actions by the President jeopardize the re-enactment of this vital program," Landrieu, a Democrat and head of the mayors' conference, said. "President Ford, by vetoing some 46 pieces of legislation, has created such a climate in Washington between the Democratic majority of the Congress and the Republican administration that the revenue-sharing program is being held hostage. "It is ironic that the Democratic Congress, in order to deal with a Republican administration, is prepared to cut off the nose of the cities to get even with a Republican administration." The general revenue-sharing program, heart of former President Richard M. Nixon's "New Federalism," has pumped more than $30 billion into state and local governments since enactment in 1972. However, the program expires Dec. 31 unless Congress can come up with an extension. Ford proposed a 5%-year extension of almost Rousing Welcome for the Champions Rep. Carroll Perkins Perkins to Run Again State Rep. Carroll Perkins, D-Jefferson, announced Monday he will seek reelection in District 55. Perkins is currently serving his first term in the' Iowa House. "It has been an honor to serve the people of my representative district and of Iowa for the past two years," Perkins said. "I feel the experience I have gained during this time will benefit both myself and the people of my district in the future. I promise the same degree of concern for and dedication to my responsibility to represent those who elect me to the office as I have attempted to give in the past." Perkins' district includes parts of Carroll, Greene, Crawford, Gutnrie and Audubon Counties. By Don Davis LAKE VIEW — "We've got a convoy!" Words from the country music hit filled the citizens band radio air waves Sunday afternoon as a line of vehicles with sirens sounding, horns honking and lights flashing escorted the state champion Lake View-Auburn girls' basketball team to a rousing wel- • coming ceremony in a nearly packed school gym here. Attendance at the event in this town of 1,200 was estimated at between 2,000 and 3,000. The convoy stretched out for seven miles or more. Hundreds of fans followed the bus carrying the triumphant team home. The LV-A Black Hawkettes overcame Manilla 60-50 Saturday night before a packed house in Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines. Manilla, the tournament favorite and ranked second all year, was one of two previously undefeated teams LV-A knocked off. The other was first-round foe West Burlington. (Complete tourney coverage is on pages eight and nine of today's Daily Times Herald.) At least 12 fire, sheriff and police vehicles escorted the champs into Auburn and later Lake View. Signs greeted the winners of the last two titles from almost every store in Auburn and Lake View, from the sides of elevators, on cars, backs of coats and even on piles of snow. A sign stretched across .U.S. 71 in Auburn said, "Welcome Home LV-A — Champs 75 & 76." It reflected the feelings of most sign Welcome, See Page 2 Probe Plot to Assassinate Ford., Reagan WASHINGTON (AP) -The FBI and Secret Service are investigating a reported terrorist plot to assassinate President Ford and former California Gov. Ronald Reagan at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City in August, a Secret Service spokesman said today. Asked about an account of the plot in a Chicago newspaper. Secret Service spokesman Ken Lynch said: "This is an FBI-developed investigation. We are actively cooperating with them on the investigation. We cannot give you any of the details because it is an ongoing investigation." Asked whether the Secret Service considered the threat serious, Lynch replied: "All threats are serious, if indeed they are threats." There was no immediate comment from the FBI. Ford and Reagan are contenders for the Republican , presidential nomination, to be made at the Kansas City convention which gets under way on Aug. 16. Area Forecast Clearing Monday night with a low in the teens. Mostly sunny Tuesday with a high from the mid to upper 30s. Winds west to northwest from 10 to 15 miles per hour Monday night. $40 billion, a slight increase in funding but one which city officials say is inadequate. The Ford package was submitted almost a year ago but is still in a House Government operations subcommittee which last Thursday cut the program back to 3% years and froze the level of funding. Debate on Abortions Scheduled DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— A proposed new law on abortions was slated for debate Monday as the Iowa House started its second week of work on a 427-page revision of state criminal laws. ' The sensitive issue was expected to spark some of the sharpest House debate of the session. A House judiciary subcommittee proposed to eliminate part of the definition of "feticide" written into the bill by the Senate. It also proposed to strike a section making it a serious misdemeanor for a doctor who performs an abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy to fail to take steps to preserve the life of a live fetus. As the Senate passed the bill last year, "feticide" is definied as intentionally terminating a human pregnancy after the second trimester of the pregnancy, or performance of an abortion by anyone not licensed as a medical doctor or osteppathic physician and surgeon. Iowa has no valid abortion law now since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the present statute unconstitutional three years ago. When the House started debating the criminal code revision bill last Tuesday, Senate leaders were openly skeptical that the representatives would carry the debate through to a final vote on the massive measure. But Sen. Gene Glenn, D-Ottumwa, who shepherded the bill through the Senate last year, said he was pleased with House progress last week as it disposed of more than 60 proposed amendments. Inside Will Americans bury traumas?—Page 12. Gussie's cooking now a hobby—Page 5. Women's news—Page 4. Editorials—Page3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news—Page 2. Sports LV-A girls win state championship again, post offense, defense keys to LV-A victory; wide open AA boys' field, 2 schools share favorite tag in A—Pages 8 and 9. Japanese Visitors — -Staff Photo Three representatives of Zen-Noh, a Japanese National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations, were in Carroll Friday as guests of Farmland Foods. After a luncheon at the Elks' Club, the guests toured the local Farmland Foods' plant and the hog-raising operation at the James Masching farm. Pictured, from, left, seated, are Yoshio Okamoto, manager, special project livestock and dairy department for Zen-Noh, and Yuuji Sekiguchi, managing director, livestock producing and marketing cooperative federation of Gunma. Standing, from left, are Don Schwering, Farmland Foods hog buyer in Carroll, Masching, Mike Benton, Farmland Foods' Carroll plant manager, and Masaru Yamamoto, assistant manager, international section of Zen-Noh, who also served as interpreter for the group. FBI Probes Callaway Plan to Expand Ski Area in Colorado DENVER (AP)-The FBI has begun investigating the proposed expansion of a Colorado ski area controlled by Howard "Bo" Callaway. U.S. Atty. James L. Treece says the probe began when an agent relayed to federal prosecutors a report that a bribe might have been paid. A news- tnan says the report originated with an anonymous telephone call he received, Callaway took a voluntary leave of absence from his post as President Ford's campaign manager over the weekend after Sen. Floyd K. Haskell, D- Colo., announced that his Senate subcommittee will hold hearings on the resort at Crested Butte, Colo. The Senate investigation was prompted not by allegations of bribery but by questions about a meeting last summer in which Callaway, then secretary of the Army, met with Forest Service officials in the Pentagon and asked that the ski area be allowed to expand, according to then-Undersecretary of Agriculture J. Phillip Campbell. Campbell says he was at the meeting. The Forest Service is part of the Department of Agriculture. The bribery allegations do not mention Callaway's name. But Treece said it was the possibility of bribery that gave the FBI a connection to the case. He said such a bribe would be a federal crime. The bribery allegations apparently originated with a newsman who said he was told by an anonymous caller that $135,000 had been paid. The al- leged recipient denied It and said he called for the investigation. The newsman said he would not have even printed the story had officials not begun an investigation. On Sunday, Simon Tullai, assistant agent-in-charge of the Denver FBI office, confirmed that the FBI was investigating the case but refused further comment. "We were told back at headquarters to refer questions to the U.S. attorney's office, "Tullai said. Callaway said he is confident there has been no impropriety. He said he asked to be relieved because he feels Ford's reputation of openness, honesty and integrity makes it "important to go the extra mile." Ford said in Greensboro, N.C., that he was relieving Callaway at Callaway's request. -Like almost all Rocky Mountain ski resorts, Crested Butte operates on public land and its owners pay the government royalties. The controversy began after the Crested Butte Development Corp., in which Callaway owns the controlling interest, applied to the Forest Service for inclusion of Mt. Snodgrass, adjacent to the present area. Neil Edstrom, then the service's district ranger in the Gunnison National Forest, drafted a report last summer recommending disapproval. He also wrote in a letter on Jan. 20,1975, to Ralph Walton, the resort's president and Callaway's brother-in-law, that "ski area development is essentially an irreversible commitment of resources which we do not feel is necessary at this time." Last summer, Callaway met with Forest Service officials in his Pentagon office and asked that the expansion be allowed, Campbell said. Grain Shipped to Russia to Cost Taxpayers $80 Million Yea, Dad! — Everybody loves a winner. Especially when he has won two straight state cage titles. Lake View-.Auburn Coach Louis (Bud) McCrea is shown being greeted by sons Rodney and Kevin after 2,000 to 3,000 fans welcomed McCrea and his girls' basketball titlists home Sunday afternoon. -Staff Photo McCrea's Black Hawkettes surprised Manilla 60-50 Saturday night to take home a second championship trophy in a third appearance in the Des Moines tournament. (Stories and more pictures of the tournament and celebration are on pages 2,4,8 and 9.) WASHINGTON (AP) — American grain going to the Soviet Union this year will cost U.S. taxpayers about $80 million in subsidies for snip, operators and workers, according to government estimates. The subsidies will exceed those paid for carrying the grain sold to the Soviet Union in 1972. The higher costs are due to a government program that assures U.S. vessels against loss if freight rates dip below operating costs and because of the terms of the U.S.-Soviet maritime agreement. The U.S. ships used in trading grain to Russia aren't the only ones receiving subsidies for operating costs. As part of its program to encourage growth of the U.S. merchant marine, the Maritime Administration will pay a total of $403.7 million in 1977, including $53.4 million for the Soviet sales. The subsidies make up the difference between the best rate U.S. ship operators can obtain from snippers and any operating costs in excess of those rates. The subsidy is supposed to make up for the higher costs of complying with U.S. ship regulations and higher wages of U.S. seamen. The government estimates of $53.4 million in subsidies in 1977 for Russian grain trade compares with the $29.4 million paid out in fiscal 1974, when most of the bills for shipping the 1972 sale came in. The rest of the $84.5 million estimated as the total cost for current shipments will come out of earlier budgets. And with last year's U.S.-Soviet grain agreement com-, milling the Soviets to buy six million metric tons of U.S. grain annually, officials in the Commerce Department's Maritime Administration estimate that grain subsidies will run at least $30 million a year over the five-year term of the pact. The grain is shipped primarily in oil tankers. The big ships are currently in excess supply worldwide, resulting in sharply depressed rates for ship operators. Rates have plunged since the final shipments of the 1972 purchase cost the Soviets $31 a ton, which was above the point where U.S. subsidies kick in. But now the Soviet Union is paying $16 a ton for the grain shipped in U.S. vessels. Commerce Department officials estimate that means the U.S. government is footing subsidies running about $10 a ton. Audit Details Costs of Iowa Institutions By Harrison Weber I lo»a Dally Press Association) DES MOINES — The enormous size of the department ol social services is underscored in an audit released Monday by State Auditor Lloyd Smith. It shows that the overall cost of operating the institutions under the department in fiscal 1974 was $49.8 million. This figure alone is not surprising since the department does offer a wide gamut of services. What sets the audit apart from those made previously, is that for the first time the auditor's office has detailed the operational cost on an institution-by-institution basis. It shows, for example, that in fiscal 1974 the mental health institute at Mount Pleasant had the highest per resident cost of the 17 institutions under the department's supervision — $18,314 per year. Mount Pleasant had an average daily population of 185 patients, ranging from 168 on July 1, 1973 to 199 on June 30, 1974. The institution averaged 341 daily employes. Total x operating expenses were pegged at nearly $3.4 million. It's interesting to note that the per patient cost at Mount Pleasant in 1970 was $12,025. Although Mount Pleasant had the highest per patient cost in 1974, the other three mental health institutes were not far behind; Cherokee came in at $17,879, Independence, $15,680 and Clarinda $14,130. The audit shows that it cost $7,316 to keep a prisoner at the state penitentiary at Fort Madison, $5,749 at the men's reformatory at Anamosa, and $7,699 at the women's reformatory at Rockwell City. Following the same pattern, it cost more to keep a girl at the girls' training school at Mitchellville, $13,843, than to keep a boy at the boys' training school at Eldora, $11,981. The cost for keeping an inmate at the Riverview release center near Newton was $4,286, and it required only $3,592 to maintain an inmate at the Luster Heights camp near McGregor. Perhaps not surprising, the Oakdale medical security facility had the second 1 highest resident cost, $18,049. The institution had an average daily population of only 92 and treatment usually is intensive. The Annie Wittenmyer Home for children at Davenport had an average annual cost of $17,193. The home is now closed, having been phased out over the last year. At the soldiers' home at Marshalltown the cost per resident in 1974 was $8,014, up nearly $3,000 in five years. And the average per patient cost at the two state schools for mentally retarded was $9.664 at Woodward and $9.216 at Glenwood.
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