Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 - No. 59 Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, March 24, 1976 — Twenty-four Pages' TWO Sections Delivered by Carrier Kach KveninR for GOc Per Week Single Copy Massive Antiflu Immunization Plan Considered WASHINGTON (AP) - Two dozen of the nation's top scientists are meeting with President Ford amid reports that government health experts are recommending a massive campaign to innoculate every American against a rare and deadly flu strain. Any such immunization program would be the largest in the nation's history and would be aimed at the swine flu virus, a strain that has been dormant for nearly a half century. The swine flu strain was blamed for 20 million deaths world-wide during a 1918 epidemic that claimed more American lives than World War I combat. In all, 500,000 Americans died of the flu strain during the epidemic. Last month, the virus killed an Army recruit and afflicted four other soldiers at Ft. Dix, N.J. Since then, public health specialists have been weighing whether a massive public inoculation program should be launched. The Washington Post said today that Ford's health advisers have concluded that such a program is needed. Officials at the National Center for Disease Control in Atlanta indicated that a decision would be announced shortly. < The center said Tuesday it would take nearly six months to produce enough vaccine to provide shots for 215 million Americans. Estimates of the crash program's cost range from $107 million to $150 million. Pharmaceutical companies would use millions of fertilized chicken eggs as cultures to develop the vaccine. The center reported last week that this winter's epidemic of A-Victoria type flu has passed its peak. Through February, the flu had caused 1,270 more deaths in the United States than the 3,700 flu and pneumonia deaths the center predicted for this winter. The center listed listed 12,700 deaths above normal expectations during the Hong Kong flu epidemic of 1968. Since flu deaths usually are among the elderly or chronically ill, those persons usually are urged to take flu shots. But center officials noted the flu victims at Ft. Dix were all healthy young men, none of whom had been in contact with swine. Scientists have continued to find the swine flu in pigs and tyogs, but the outbreak at Ft. Dix was the only one involving humans since researchers first isolated flu viruses in the 1930s. Researchers have inferred that the swine-type virus was responsible for the 1918 epidemic because many people born in that period have antibodies in their blood related to that infection. Mrs. Peron Ousted Montgomery, Top Commander, Dies ISINGTON, England (AP) — Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, Britain's top field commander in World War II and considered by many the greatest British military leader since the Duke of Wellington, died early today after many months of failing health. At 88, Montgomery was one of the last surviving commanders of the war against Nazi Germany, and not many of the others escaped his biting criticism. He died at his home in this Hampshire County hamlet 50 miles southwest of London. The Defense Ministry said because Montgomery was a Knight of the Garter his funeral will be held in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle with full military honors. The date was not immediately announced. But his burial will be on April 1 under a 250-year-old yew tree on the grounds of the Anglican Church of the Holy Cross in the Hampshire village of Binsted where he wo'rshiped, -church sources said. Military Takeover in Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The commanders of Argentina's three armed forces ousted President Isabel Peron early today in one of the most anticipated coups in history and flew her under arrest to the interior of the country. The coup left only two of South America's major countries under civilian rule. Ten hours after Mrs. Peron's ouster, the three-man junta had itself sworn in and pledged to operate as a sort of "collective government," until the next president is appointed by the armed forces "in due time." The military takeover, which had been expected for months, ended 21 chaotic months in office for the Western Hemisphere's first woman head of government. A communique broadcast over the national radio said \ Tax Relief Package is Bit Closer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Robert Ray Wednesday threatened to call a special session of the legislature if lawmakers go home without passing a property tax package. "If they think they're going home and ignore it, they may find they can't ignore it, "Ray said. the army commander, Gen. Jorge R. Videla, 50, was heading the junta. Other members are the navy commander, Adm. Emilio Massera and the air force chief, Gen. Orlando R. Agosti. The swearing-in ceremony at the army's huge Libertador building was attended by all generals, admirals and brigadiers on active duty. The junta announced officially the dismissal of Mrs. Peron, national and provincial congressmen, provincial governors, all elected municipal administrations and members of the Supreme Court. Political activity was ordered suspended. Reaction was generally relaxed and, in many cases, almost indifferent, as Argentines went about their , morning business as usual. Armed soldiers watched street corners, and banks and public offices were closed. Otherwise, there appeared to be little change._ Today's coup means all but two of South America's 10 major countries are under military control. Civilians now govern only in Venezuela and Colombia and in two small nations on the Caribbean coast freed from colonial control within the past decade — Surinam and Guyana. The most recent military takeover in South America before today occurred in Chile in September 1973, when right- wing officers seized control and said President Salvador Allende Gossens, a Marxist had committed suicide. The junta accused Mrs. Peron's government of immorality and The cause of death also was not announced. But Montgomery had been confined to his bed for some time, and his son David said last weekend, "He is an old man, and he's very tired." A peppery, austere soldier who carried a Bible on his campaigns and neither drank, smoked nor used profanity, Montgomery turned the tide of the Nazi advance with his victory in 1942 over Field .Marshal Erwin Rommel at El Alamein, in the Egyptian desert. He followed this with a 2,000-mile sweep to Tunis which in three months drove the Germans and Italians from North Africa. , Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme allied commander, had his disagreements with Montgomery but still praised him as "one of the greatest soldiers of the war... a figure who will live always not only in British but in world history." Eisenhower got harsher treatment from the man he Leader, See Page 2 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A property tax relief package seemed a bit closer Wednesday as Democratic leaders agreed to extend the package to three years and place a "hard limit" on city and county spending. "I will give them a (Republican) vote if they need it — if they will stay on hard limits," said Senate Republican Leader Clifton Lamborn, R-Maquoketa. "There's nothing they can do to make me vote for it," Lamborn said. "That's not saying there's not people in my party that couldn't hold their nose and pass it." Lamborn said he is keeping a hard reign on Republican senators and none will vote for a property tax package "unless I say so." ^ Senate Democratic leaders got tentative approval from their House counterparts after working out the package late Tuesday. The new plan would guarantee that farmland is valued at 100 per cent productivity for the second and third years of the plan. Currently, agriculture land is taxed half on productivity and half on cash value. Rural legislators have long sought full taxing on productivity. It would also prohibit local governments with a population of more than 750 from exceeding a 9 per cent budget increase on the portion Taxes, See Page 2 William J. Winkelman Senator Will Seek Reelection State Senator Bill Winkelman of Lohrville Wednesday announced his candidacy for reelection to a second term in Senate District 24 on the Republican ticket. He served 10 years in the Iowa' House before being elected to the Senate in 1972. The district represented by Winkelman is one of the largest in the state. It includes all of Calhoun, Ida and Sac Counties with portions of Buena Vista, Carroll, Cherokee, Crawford, Greene and Pocahontas Counties. Winkelman currently is ranking member on the Senate Natural Resources Committee arid serves on the Appropriations and State Government Committees. In addition, he 'is ranking member on the Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation and Law Enforcement. Winkelman, 43, is a graduate of Iowa State University and served as an officer in the Air Force. A farmer, he has been active in local and state civic and church activities. Occupation Practices Hit U.S. Joins in Criticism of Israel UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. ( AP) — With the United States joining in criticism of Israeli occupation practices, nonaligned members of the Security Council today prepared a resolution blaming Israel for the wave of Arab unrest on the West Bank of the Jordan river. A working paper circulated by nonaligned members declared that the demonstra- .tions were the result of "Israel's violation, of the rights of the inhabitants" of the occupied territories and the "measures of repression" taken against them. / The paper also condemned Israel for changing the character and status of Jerusalem and for building Jewish settlements in 'occupied Arab territories. Addressing the Security Council Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador William W. Scranton declared that the "substantial resettlement" of Israelis in occupied territories was illegal under the Geneva Convention and "an obstacle to the success" of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations. Scranton told the council that the United States would weigh any resolution to determine whether it "corresponds to the actual situation," whether.it will "advance the proper administration of the areas involved" and "most important of all, will the council's action help or hinder the peaceful settlement process?" There was /no immediate indication whether the nonaligned paper would meet Scranton's conditions. The new envoy opened his address, his first speech since he succeeded Daniel Patrick Moynihan, with a personal appeal to other U.N. members to "talk with me in the corridors or at the social functions or whatever" about possible solutions to the Mideast impasse. The invitation, coupled with Scranton's earnest, no n combative tone, contrasted sharply with the fiery exhortations for which Moynihan was noted. Scranton declared that Israel's responsibility to preserve religious practices intact in the occupied territories "cannot ,be changed by the ruling of an Israeli court." This was in reference to the incident that sparked the West Bank unrest and led to the council meeting. An Israeli magistrate ruled that Jews could worship in an area of Moslem and Jewish shrines. incompetence. It said Argentina was faced with "a tremendous power vacuum threatening to sink it in disintegration and anarchy." Several shots were fired as troops took over the headquarters of the Peronist metalworkers' union, and there was token resistance by some Per- onist diehards. But generally things were peaceful as troops moved swiftly to strategic positions behind tanks and machine guns. The formal takeover during the night was preceded by several days of troop movements. The junta announced there was absolute calm throughout the country. The military returned to power after three years of civilian rule because Juan D. Peron's widow, after she succeeded to his presidency when he died in July 1974, was unable to quell political terrorism, reverse the steady worsening of the economy, check the world's worst rate of inflation — 423 per cent for the last 12 months — or unify the divided Peronist movement. Possessing neither the charismatic leadership of Peron's first wife, the late Eva Duarte Peron, nor executive, political or governmental ability, Mrs. Peron demonstrated that her chief qualification for office was her husband's name. Since last summer she had resisted demands for her resignation. But on Tuesday, accompanied by an aide carrying two large suitcases, she went from her suburban residence to the Government House in the heart of Buejios Aires and conferred for nearly 13 hours with cabinet ministers and officials of the Peronist Justicialist party. Shortly before 1 a.m. a helicopter took her and her suitcases to the downtown Buenos Aires airport, which had been closed to traffic for hours. Military sources said a jet flew her under guard to El Messidor, a luxurious governor's residence in the , Andes 900 miles south of the capital. There was no indication how long she would be held there. But it was assumed she would soon be sent off to exile in Europe. The junta, in its second broadcast communique, announced that the state of siege imposed 16 months ago remained in force. It prohibited all public gatherings and the publication of "alarmist news" and warned workers they would be punished if they did not report for work. The Israeli Supreme Court later overturned the ruling. Scranton also declared that no Israeli construction or other alterations of Jerusalem could "prejudge the final and permanent status" of the Holy City. His hardest criticism applied to Israel's practice of resettling Jews in occupied Arab territories. Such unilateral acts, he said, would only ll serve to inflame emotions on both sides.'' In occupied West Jordan, the body of an Arab boy killed by an Israeli soldier was buried during the night in an attempt to prevent further rioting. An Israeli army reservist suspected of shooting the boy and wounding two others durinjj a rock-throwing riot is, being held for court action. But Californian Faces Long Odds Reagan Scores Upset, Carter Wins By Walter R.Mears (AP Special Correspondent) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Ronald Reagan, victorious at last, has won time for an effort to rebuild his campaign against President Ford — but he still faces long odds in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. Reagan's upset over Ford in the North Carolina presidential primary election Tuesday gave the challenger the comeback he needed to silence suggestions that he withdraw from the White House contest. Now his task is to capitalize on that victory. It will be a difficult one, particularly during the next five weeks, for the political schedule works to Ford's advantage. While Reagan was dealing the President his first defeat, Democrat Jimmy Carter was winning another runaway. His landslide over George C. Wallace left the Alabama governor with only the shadow of a campaign. Badly beaten where he once was formidable, Wallace has lost his base and any claim he had to be the campaign voice of the South. Now that he has handled Wallace, Carter will have to deal with his national Democratic rivals. Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington is waiting for him in New York, which holds its primary on April 6. So is Rep. Morris K. Udall of Arizona, who also is hard at work in Wisconsin, which votes the same day. Ford and Reagan meet again in Wisconsin. Early polls there ranked the President a heavy favorite. Reagan's victory in North Carolina, where Ford also was favored, should help him in the Wisconsin test. But it is not likely to help him enough .-and the odds there are still with the President. After that, Reagan draws a primary blank for almost a month. He is not running delegates in New York, which will have 154 votes at the Republican National Convention. Nor is he running in Pennsylvania, where an April 27 primary awards 103 GOP delegates. Reagan said all along he would not quit, insisting his real strength lies in states where Republicans have not yet voted, in the Deep South, the Southwest and the West. Now, with a primary win in his column, the challenger has the headway to make sure his campaign gets to those states. He has demonstrated he can beat Ford, and that is important psychologically and financially. There is nothing like a victory to bring out the political checkbooks. Reagan fundraisers can point to these North Carolina figures: Reagan 101.448 or 52 per Politics, See Page 2 $238 Million Education Bill Ok'd; Area Schools Warned Inside Women's news—Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Williams takes ISU job, scramble in Pacific division, Miller still seething, UCLA-Indiana super matchup — Pages 13,14 and 16. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A $233.6 million education package was approved 45-1 by the Senate Tuesday after it voted to increase tuition grant funds and rejected increases for state universities. "It's not that high, I'll admit that," Sen. Lucas DeKoster, RHull, said of the State Board of Regents funding. "But it's a reasonable budget." The Senate also agreed to fund up to 10 weekend trips home each school year for students at the Iowa School for the Deaf at Council Bluffs and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School at Vinton. That provision would cost $148,750. And it accepted 27-10 a policy statement that area community colleges should not expand program offerings to include the first two years of college work. The measure was immediately messaged to the House. "The policy statement to the area schools has no significant impact, but it is a fair weather warning to the area schools," said Sen. James Griffin, R- Council Bluffs. "Area 11 has just about reached the limit of being a fourth board of regents institution." Several senators said private colleges in their area are being hurt by area colleges offering two years of college work at cheaper tuition. They said the area colleges should stay with technical and vocational training. Gov. Robert Ray had recommended a $242 million education operation package, but legislative leaders contend the state cannot afford that. Sen. John Murray, R-Ames, was successful in bringing the tuition grant fund to near the $9.6 million recommended by Ray. Senate leaders had planned to hold to $9 million the fund that gives tuition grants to Iowa students who attend Iowa private colleges. Area Forecast Clear and colder Wednesday night with light westerly winds, lows in mid 30s. Sunny and mild Thursday, highs in lower 60s. Afterwards, Sen. Minnette Doderer, D-Iowa City, attempted to bring the funding for the regents, which operate the state universities, up to the governor's proposal of $179 million. That was defeated 15-30 to leave it at $176 million. "If we're going to take the governor's recommendation in one case, we ought to do it in every case." Mrs. Doderer said. "I don't think the governor's recommendation was that much out of line." The measure, as approved, provides $2.6 million; for the School for the Deaf, $1.38 million for IBSSS, $20.2 million for University of Northern Iowa, $59 million for Iowa State University and $81 million for the University of Iowa and its hospitals. The Commission for the Blind would receive $668,000, Bonus Board $1.13 million, educational TV $3.25 million, Higher Education Facilities Commission $11 million, Department of Public Instruction $13.67 million and area schools $39.5 million. >"~^<?n±,; Bad News for Farmers — Wind gusts at times in excess of 70 miles per hour Tuesday whipped topsoil off farm fields and into ditches, farmyards and onto roadways. Cars were forced to drive with lights on as yisibility v was drastically reduced in some places. When this picture was taken near the Arthur N. Neu Municipal Airport early Tuesday afternoon, soil -Staff Photo nearly halfway filled parts of the roadway ditch. Carroll County Extension Director Roland Lickteig said, however, "We have less wind erosion that the surrounding counties because we do less fall plowing than they do. It could be serious in 12 or 15 sections of the county."
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