Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 25, 1976 · Page 1
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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 60 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, March 25, 1976 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Kach Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy '''I Campaign Heads for Wisconsin Carter Attacks Kissinger on Cuban Plans By The Associated Press Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, a five-time primary election winner in his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, has taken his campaign into Wisconsin with an attack on Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. In Washington, meanwhile, President Ford's campaign aides said they' would take a close look at the results in North Carolina's Republican primary. The President lost there Tuesday for the first time to Ronald Reagan, the former California governor. Reagan was at home in California on Wednesday. Reagan campaign officials were negotiating for purchase of television time for what they said would be a major nationwide address next week. Carter was in Milwaukee on Wednesday — the day after he won North Carolina's Democratic primary with more than half the vote. He said Kissinger's refusal to specifically rule out a U.S. invasion of Cuba if Cuban troops become further involved in Africa "is the sort of thing that ought to be explained to the American people." As Carter took the offensive in his push for votes, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace spoke in pessimistic tones of his own chances for the nomination — but said he plans to continue the fight, anyway. Arizona Rep. Morris K. Udall, Washington Sen. Henry M. Jackson and former Oklahoma Sen. Fred Harris — among those battling Carter and Wallace for the Democratic nomination — spent the day in New York, which sends more than four times Wisconsin's 68 delegates to the national convention. Candidates have two weeks to prepare for the next primaries — April 6 in New York and Wisconsin. It is the first break in what has been a grinding schedule of weekly primaries since New Hampshire's election on Feb. 24. Several of the candidates, • however, campaigned at full-tilt Wednesday, and there . were other significant developments on the political front: —A judge ordered local officials to stop preparing for Michigan's May 18 primary. "The election is off," said In- gham County Circuit Judge Ray Hotchkiss as he ruled in a suit filed by local officials who claim they shouldn't have to pay for the voting. Hotchkiss said he would decide within five days whether to make his ruling permanent. His decision apparently depends in part on whether the legislature agrees to fund the election. —Official delegate slates were certified for New York's Democratic primary. The secretary of state said Udall will have slates in 37 of the state's 39 congressional districts, Jackson in 36, Carter in 34, Harris in 19, Wallace in 3 and antiab o r t i o n candidate Ellen McCormack in 1. New York will send 274 delegates to the Democratic National Convention this summer, and all but 68 will be picked April 6. —A survey of the first six primary elections showed more than two-thirds of the 5.96 million votes cast were.on Democratic ballots. And although President Ford was the choice of 55.6 per cent of Republicans voting, his popular vote total of 1.06 million was less than the 1.53 million polled by Carter. Carter was the favorite of 37.9 per cent of Democrats voting so far. —Howard "Bo" Callaway said it is "very unlikely" that he will return as Ford's campaign director. Callaway was suspended from the job at his own request two weeks ago after allegations that he improperly tried to influence government actions concerning a ski area in Colorado. Callaway, in Atlanta, said he will discuss the matter with Ford in the next few days. Carter chided Kissinger for making policy without consulting public opinion. He said he didn't know what Kissinger had in mind in his comments on use of Cuban troops in Africa. "We don't want to shoot down a Russian plane," the candidate said, referring to the reported use of Soviet planes in airlifting Cuban troops into Angola. "I hope we learned our lesson in Vietnam," he added. Wallace, at home in Montgomery, conceded it would be "very difficult" for him to win the v Democratic nomination after his latest primary defeat in North Carolina. The Alabama governor said, however, he will remain in the race, if only to amass more delegates for a possible position of influence at the nominating convention. Carter and Wallace were the only Democrats who actively sought votes in North Carolina. Jackson, who won the Massachusetts primary, said in New York City that Carter's third straight defeat of Wallace means the Alabama governor, "for all practical purposes, is out of the race." Udall, meantime, shook hands in Manhattan and said later he finds people cynical and unwilling to believe one politician is any different from m e tfie rest. ''It makes disheartened,'' he said. Harris, his campaign hurt by money problems from the start and rocked by poor showings in the early primaries, was in New York, too. He said his effort for the April 6 election will be minimal and that he will concentrate instead on Pennsylvania's April 27 primary. In Sacramento, Calif., state Assembly Speaker Leo McCarthy, campaign chairman for another Democrat in the race — California Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. — said he has advised Brown not to talk about foreign policy until two or three weeks before California's June 8 primary. Strike Vote Set — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 111. (AP) -As contract bargaining goes on between the Teamsters union and the trucking industry, union members will vote this weekend whether to authorize a strike that could cripple freight delivery by truck throughout the country. Some 1,000 local Teamsters officials from around the nation set up the vote during a meeting Wednesday. The current National Master Freight Agreement expires midnight March 31. It covers 400,000 truckers and warehousemen, and U.S. Labor Secretary W.J. Usery Jr. has been involved in the talks. - Most nonmonetary issues have been settled and the biggest obstacle now is a cost-of-living increase, sources have indicated. The Teamsters want a cost-of-living hike with no ceiling, which the truckers' bargaining unit is resisting. Under the current contract, there is an 11-cent-ari-hour limit on the cost-of-living increase. The cost-of-living differences figure also in disagreement on the general wage settlement. Sources say the latest truckers' offer represents approximately a 20 per cent increase over three . years for salaries, fringe benefits and cost of living, while the union is demanding a package that would involve a 30 per cent increase. The current contract provides wages of $7.18 to $7.33 an hour with an additional $1.10 in benefits. The union reportedly wants a $2.50 hourly raise over the three years, including the uncapped cost-of-living hike and an additional $36 weekly in welfare and pension benefits. Bomb Threat — MOSCOW (AP) — A bomb warning by an anonymous caller led to evacuation of part of the American Embassy today. No bomb was found. The warning followed a series of telephone calls to members of the embassy staff threatening them with retaliation and even shooting for harassment of Soviet personnel in New York. The embassy lodged a formal protest, charging that the moves were part of a campaign encouraged and supported by official Soviet agencies and warning that such acts could further jeopardize AmericanSoviet relations. Ties between the two countries are already strained over Soviet involvement in Angola. Lacks Leadership — IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democrats in the legislature may "leave most of the problems that confront lowans unsolved" when they adjourn this year, Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu has told an audience here. , Speaking Thursday night at the Johnson County Republican Spaghetti and wine party here, Neu said the 1976 legislative session will be the longest second session of a biennium in Iowa history. He said that is mostly because of lack of direction by the Democratic majority. "The only thing which could save the Democrats would be a last minute landslide of superficial compromises," said the Republican lieutenant governor, who is also president of the Senate. Ray and Neu Differ on Prison Location Street Closed — Part of Grant Road, along Graham Park, is closed while the Carroll city employes install the storm sewers for the new city recreation center. Dumping rocks with the front-end loader is Gordon Buswell. Andy Kasperbauer, foreman of the city Water and Sewer Department, looks on. Grant By Harrison Weber (Iowa Daily Press Association) DBS MOINES — A slight difference of opinion has developed between the state's top.two officials over the location of a proposed medium security facility. At the moment, if Governor Robert Ray had his druthers, he would pick the Riverview release center at Newton as the site of a new medium security facility. On the other hand, Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu tends to favor converting the mental health institute at Mount Pleasant into a medium security facility. While they may disagree on the site, both officials are emphatic in calling for a new facility to cope with the expected rise in the state's prison population. Both the men's reformatory at Anamosa and the state penitentiary at Fort Madison are close to capacity. Either site would be alright with the two Republican leaders. It's just that each has his own reasons for favoring one proposal over the other. Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu is basing his judgment, in part, on what he thinks the Legislature would support. Since money is going to be an issue, Neu thinks the Mount Pleasant proposal has a better chance of passing because the initial costs are less. It's estimated that the mental health institute could be converted into a prison for roughly $1 million, plus another $400,000 to replace a laundry facility. The department of social service has proposed spending Road, between East Seventh and East Eleventh Streets, probably will be closed through the weekend, Kasperbauer said. The excavation and grading of the center site, at the intersection of East Seventh and Grant Road, is expected to begin next week, City Manager Arthur Gute said. Ford Seeks Help in Battle With Flu Franjieh Flees Palace Under Moslem Attack BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) President Suleiman Franjieh. fled under Moslem bombardment from the badly damaged presidential palace early today. A pro-Franjieh radio station called the move a "temporary transfer of the seat of the presidency," however, indicating Franjieh still considered himself president. . The leader of the largest Christian militia broadcast a call for an all-out crusade to return the 65-year-old Christian president to the . symbolic seat of power. But Beirut Radio, controlled, by Moslem army commanders, reported the hilltop palace four miles east of Beirut was wrecked. "The whole place was a shambles, 1 ' said a photographer who visited the palace. "Chandeliers were all down on the floor, broken to smithereens. The main two salons on the ground floor were black, totally black. Nothing in them was left intact." Franjieh, who defied two weeks of threats by Moslem, military leaders to bomb him out, left before dawn with his wife and two sons in a bulletproof limousine, a palace spokesman reported. Beirut Radio said the president and his aides took refuge in Jounieh, the major Christian stronghold on the coast 12 miles north of Beirut. Its harbor is guarded by two pro-Christian army garrisons and a naval base, and it is the chief port of entry for arms for the rightwing Christian militias battling the leftist Moslems in the 11-month-old civil war. "He fled after a barrage of 155mm artillery tore to shreds the presidential palace's two main wings and destroyed its water reservoirs," the broadcast said. A TV station 700 yards from the palace received 35 direct mortar hits, a member of the staff reported. Criminal Code Debate Continues Iowa House Defeats 'No Knock' Provision DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A plan to let law enforcement officers burst into suspects' dwellings without knocking has been defeated in the Iowa House. Members voted 49-47 Wednesday to delete from a 427-page criminal code revision bill a provision to let officers under certain conditions enter premises unannounced to make arrests. Rep. Julia Gentleman, R-Des Moines, said there is too much chance of law enforcement officers breaking into the wrong house by mistake. "That has happened," Mrs. Gentleman declared. "Innocent people have been terrorized/searched and manhandled." Rep. Robert Kreamer, R-Des Moines', argued that law enforcement officers need the no-knock provision particularly in narcotics and gambling cases. Besides, he said, the Senate wrote into the bill a "very restrictive" no-knock provision which should be retained. ; The Senate bill would allow a magistrate to authorize a no- knock raid in serving an arrest warrant only upon a showing under oath that there is probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested would escape or that the officer or other person might be harmed in trying to' serve the warrant. It also would have required that at least one officer conducting a no-knock raid be in uniform. Rep. Roger Halvorson, R-Monona, said the no-knock provision is needed. ( "The only alternative an officer would have if the Gentleman amendment is adopted is to knock on the door and say, 'Please, Mr. Criminal, let me in'," Halvorson said. He was supported by Rep. Willis Junker, R-Sioux City, who said proponents of the amendment oppose giving law enforcement officers help in doing their job. "In the name of liberty, we are drowning in a bucket of crocodile tears," he said. But Rep. Joseph Rinas, D- Marion, said he thinks it is for the protection of a peace officer as well as other persons to require police to announce themselves when serving warrants. And_Rep. Gregory Cusack, D-Davenport, said that "Police would rather do anything than force entry, so we aren't really giving them a big law enforcement tool." Rep. William Hargrave, D- lowa City, a former law enforcement officer, said he was for the amendment for two reasons: "Having been a peace officer, I'd never break into a home because No. 1, I might get shot, and No. 2, drug raids are virtually always made in the lower socio-economic community where apartments are overcrowded and frequently unmarked and the chance of error is great." Earlier Wednesday, the House rejected a plan to give all peace officers statewide jurisdiction. The House also resisted a move by Kreamer to create a three-year statute of limitations for serious misdemeanors. The three-year statute, under the bill as written, would apply to felonies and aggravated misdemeanors while setting a oneyear statute of limitations for serious and simple misdemeanors. WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing an epidemic of flu deaths next winter, President Ford is asking Congress for $135 million to finance production of enough vaccine to protect 200 million Americans against a new outbreak of swine flu virus. The President said he wants the supplemental appropriation passed before the lawmakers' April recess so that by the end of November nearly every American citizen can be protected from the virus, which took 20 million lives around the world in a 1918 epidemic. Ford is to make his request to Congress today. The vaccine will be available in September, October and November in schools, hospitals, doctors' offices and public health facilities in the largest mass immunization drive in U.S. history, Ford said. The government will pay for production of the vaccine by private drug companies, but patients will have to pay for the flu shots themselves unless they are covered by government or/private insurance. Ford announced his decision to go ahead with the immunization campaign after a meeting Wednesday with 35 leading scientists, public health officials, drug executives, physicians and politicians. "I've been advised that there is a very real possibility that unless we take effective counteraction there could be an epidemic of this dangerous disease next fall and winter here in the United States," the President told reporters. "No one knows exactly how serious this threat could be," he said. "Nevertheless, we cannot afford to take a chance with the health of our Area Forecast P.artly cloudy through Friday, Lows Thursday night upper 30s. Cooler Friday, highs 55 to 60. nation." Federal health experts said $135 million would produce about 200 million doses of swine virus vaccine, which would, in most cases, produce reactions no more serious than a sore arm. About one out of every 100,000 persons is allergic to eggs and will not be able to take the vaccine, which is grown in fertilized chicken eggs. Health officials said those persons will be at a reduced risk of infection, however, if the rest of the population is immunized. $5.6 million to put up a steel prefabricated building at Newton on the release center grounds. It's estimated it would take from $3.5 to $4.6 million a year for staff and support of a new medium security facility. Gov. Ray thinks the Newton site lends itself better to the problem at hand, which is not only housing the inmates, but to have them in close proximity to an urban center, such as Des Moines, where they could be absorbed in work release projects. Mount Pleasant is still in the picture as far as Ray is concerned; it's just that when all facts are examined, Ray prefers Newton over Mount Pleasant. When questioned about his differences with Ray over a site, Neu replied, "It's no big deal." The Lt. Gov. said he had visited with Gov. Ray on the matter and Neu was sure either site would be okay. A hearing is scheduled for Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the Senate chambers on the entire issue of a new medium security facility. The Senate state government committee is holding the public hearing. Neu is urging the committee to move ahead with a bill to convert the mental health institute at Mount Pleasant into a medium security facility. If the committee approves the bill, it still must go to the appropriations committee to be threshed out there. All viable alternatives will be reviewed by the appropriations committee, Neu added. Contest Winner— -Staff Photo Sixth grade student Michelle Schweers, rural Arcadia, receives a second place award of $15 for winning in the state American Automobile Association safety poster contest. Presenting the check is R.C. Birr, education director of the AAA of Iowa. Looking on is Mrs. Marilyn Dreessen. her teacher at Arcadia-Vail Parochial School, Arcadia. Michelle's poster entitled "Ride One On A Bike" will be entered in national competition. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schweers, rural Arcadia.

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