Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 26, 1976 · Page 1
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a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 - No. 61 Carroll. Iowa, Friday, March 26. 1976 — Forty-two Pages Five Sections IH'livercd by Carrier Kaeh Kvening fur 60r Per Week 1 C _ I 3 C Copy Carter Looks for Votes in New York Ford In Campaign Swing Through California By The Associated Press President Ford headed his campaign for the Republican nomination into California today, where the presidential primary is 10 weeks away, while Democratic contenders focused on the more immediate future — voting April 6 in New York and Wisconsin. Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter — winner of five of six Democratic primaries — turned his attention to upstate New York after seeking votes in Wisconsin. Washington Sen. Henry M. Jackson, winner of the other Democratic election, has been stumping New York for several days. And Arizona Rep. Morris K. Udall, another of the Democratic candidates, prepared for more work in Wisconsin. The President's two-day schedule listed a day of fund-raising and soliciting support in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and another day of similar activity in Wisconsin. Ford's challenger for the GOP nomination, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, was at home 'as the President aimed his campaign for the West Coast. Reagan, who beat Ford in North Carolina's Republican primary this week, was busy planning a new tactic for his campaign — a nationwide television address. "They don't know the day as yet," an aide said of the television talk. "They're still shopping for TV time." Carter was sprinkled with peanuts Thursday as he and Udall sought voter support in Wisconsin. Carter, a peanut farmer in Georgia, ran into hecklers as he campaigned in Madison. He smiled and Waved at the young demonstrators. At a luncheon, Carter fielded several questions, including one on amnesty for Vietnam war draft dodgers. "Amnesty means that what you did was right," he said. "Pardon means what you did, right or wrong, you're forgiven. I'm just going to say, 'Come on home where you belong.'" Udall, at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, also was asked about amnesty. He said he favors unconditional amnesty, since, he said, "Richard Nixon had been granted complete and unconditional amnesty following Watergate." Jackson, in New York City, proposed a six-point plan he said would "save American cities." He said the program, costing between $140 billion and $160 billion, would be paid for with income taxes from Americans who now are unemployed. Unemployment would be cut to 3 per cent under the program, he said; the federal government would take over the funding of welfare and a new national health system, federal aid to education would be increased, construction begun on 2.6 million new dwelling units, and the government would begin to insure municipal bonds In Washington, White House aides said Ford is ready to pull back a bit on the use of presidential authority during the campaign. They said Ford and his strategists have been stung by Reagan's efforts to portray the President as a Santa Claus offering presents to voters in key states. Said one official, "We may even bend over the other way a bit." Reagan's national campaign chairman, Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., said in Chattanooga, Tenn., that the challenger has an excellent chance of winning the Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Texas primaries and carrying most of the West. Laxalt predicted the only Western states Reagan may not win are Oregon and Hawaii. Meanwhile, there were these other political developments on Thursday: —Former Oklahoma Sen. Fred Harris, a candidate for the Democratic nomination, said in Dallas he has information that the administration has gone beyond contingency planning in preparing for a blockade of Cuba. Such a tactic, Harris said, would be "an interventionist policy, secretive and elitist." Harris said Cuba "is no threat to this country, and we've had enough killing." Tentative OK for Tax Plan DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The latest property tax relief plan being considered by the legislature is "no worse and could be much better" than others, Gov. Robert Ray said Friday. "It is relatively simple and could be put in quickly," said Ray. The plan, called the "wild mouse plan" by Sen. Norman Rodgers, D-Adel, one of its authors, would install a 9 per cent lid on property tax spending by cities and counties for a year. The state would pay perhaps the first 5 per cent of that increase on residential, agriculture and possibly commercial properties. "The legislature is looking for a simple way to keep from shaking people," Ray said. "This , would keep the equalization," Ray said. "That is a plus to it." The current plan under consideration differs from previous plans because it is effective only one year while a task fdrce work's on a permanent solution. Ray said one problem with a compromise proposal previously considered was that it was for three years and it changed each year. He said Republicans who blocked the former plan in the Senate, "might be called the saviors. "They feel that plan was designed as a hodge-podge to satisfy the different elements of the Democratic party in the two houses," said Ray, a Republican. Senate Passes Busing Bill DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A proposal to circumvent a U.S. District Court ruling and allow local school districts to bus private school students across district lines was approved 28-15 by the Senate Thursday. But final action on the bill was delayed until after the Appropriations Committee studies the cost. "This is an attempt to make constitutional what has been declared unconstitutional," said Sen. Lucas DeKoster, R-Hull. "That's not bad. We do it all the time." The proposal was made as an amendment to a bill to make technical changes to the school busing law. It would allow local school districts, at their option, to transport either public or private school students across district lines to another school. The federal court recently ruled the busing law approved last year was unconstitutional. It permitted busing of private students, but not public students, over the district line. Reports U.S. Ready to Talk With Vietnamese WASHINGTON (AP) - Almost 11 months after the chaotic collapse of the U.S.-backed government in South Vietnam, the .United States has signaled its willingness to discuss issues with Vietnamese government officials which could result in establishment of diplomatic relations. U.S. officials said Thursday night that the United States has sent a carefully worded message to Hanoi through a foreign government, probably France, that it is willing to begin talks. Paris is considered a prospective site. However, a French official source in Paris said today that France has not been an intermediary for passing a message from the United States to North Vietnam exploring the possibility of establishing diplomatc relations. French officials said North Vietnam has an embassy in Paris and that the U.S. Embassy there could make direct contact if it wished. U.S. officials here said the first order of business would be settling the fate of Americans missing in the Indochina war, and indicated the United States is awaiting a " response from Hanoi. Band Boosters Top Fund Goal Science Fair— Craig Augustus, left, and Ron Schaeuble, both 14, work on a poster for the Holy Spirit School Science Fair under the direction of science teacher Larry Toole, background. About 85 seventh and eighth grade students will participate in the science display to be after the Holy Spirit parish —Slaff Photo masses Sunday morning. The projects have been judged. The eight winners will advance to the Hawkeye State Science Fair in Des Moines on April 3. The boys' parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Augustus and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schaueble. Agrees to Moratorium on Cutbacks in Mail Service WASHINGTON (AP) —The Postal Service has agreed to a moratorium on cutbacks in mail service, the chairman of the House Postal Service subcommittee said today. Rep. James M. Hanley, D- N.Y., told a news conference he interprets the moratorium to mean: —No additional closings, of small post offices. —A cutback in business deliveries, scheduled to go into effect Monday, will not be made. —Elimination of Saturday delivery service, which had been seriously considered by the Postal Service, will not occur. "The Postmaster General, for his own'reasons, has not been definitive. But this is to Israeli Says American Veto Averted Far-Reaching Crisis TEL AVIV (AP) — Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon said today the American veto of a U.N. Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli occupation of Arab territories averted "a far-reaching" crisis between Jerusalem and Washington. "Without the veto it certainly would - have been a big crisis, a far-reaching crisis," Allon told reporters after meeting with U.S. Ambassador ' Malcolm Toon. "But thanks to the veto I think the ... situation has been restored for the better.'' In Damascus, however, the Syrian ' government newspaper Al-Thaoura, reacted angrily to the U.S. veto, saying "the U S. government wants to torpedo all attempts by the world international community to restore peace and justice in the Middle East." A Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman accused Washington of "protecting and even encouraging Israel to continue its occupation of the Arab territories." In vetoing the U.N. resolution Thursday, the United States said it would impede American attempts to get Arab-Israeli negotiations going again. "We are engaged ... at this moment in an effort to regain momentum in the negotiating process that has brought some unusual progress," America's U.N. Ambassador, William W. Scranton told the other 14 council members, all of of whom voted for the resolution. . In another development, a Palestine Liberation Organization official in Vienna pledged the PLO would fight against splinter groups that carrry out terror attacks, asserting "we ourselves are no terrorists." But the official, Rahiem Abou Jayyab, director of the PLO bureau in Budapest, qualified this by adding the PLO would take such action "as far as this is possible," indicating that some terror groups were beyond the PLO's reach. Scranton, who on Tuesday called the settlements Israel has been establishing in the occupied territories an "obstacle to peace," voiced objection to only one of the charges in the resolution — that "Israel is persisting in a policy aimed at changing the religious character of the city of Jerusalem." "We believe, my government and I, that this conclusion is incorrect," Scranton said. But Scranton in his speech Tuesday rejected one of the cardinal points of Israeli policy — that. East Jerusalem, the Arab part of the city which Israel took from Jordan in 1967, will not be relinquished. Scranton said the annexation of East Jerusalem ''cannot be considered other than interim and provisional." The resolution deplored-Israel's efforts to change the status of Jerusalem and its policy of settling -Israelis in the occupied territories. It was the product of long discussions by Arab and nonaligned delegates trying to find a formula that the United States would not veto. my interpretation of what he told me," Hanley said. He said the Postal Service is taking the steps in order to court the support of Congress members for additional postal subsidies. Hanley released a copy of a letter from Postmaster General Benjamin F. Barler that said, "If the constraints of our current financial crisis could be eased by the infusion of additional funds, otherwise inevitable reductions in service could be avoided. " Bailey's letter did not specify what service reductions could be avoided. A Postal Service spokesman, asked about Hanley's comments, said: "The letter by Bailar has to speak for itself." Hanley said the letter and a recent discussion he had with Bailar exhibit a "new attitude on the part of the Postal Service'." Hanley said he supports a bill being considered in the Senate to double the $1.5 billion annual postal subsidy. A similar provision supported • by Hanley was voted down last fall in the House. Bailar has said the mail agency must reduce its costs wherever possible because of its financial crisis. The agency is expected to lose a record $1.5 billion this fiscal year. Ar«>u Forecast Partly cloudy and cooler Friday night, lows mid to upper 30s. Partly cloudy Saturday, highs mid to upper 50s. The Carroll Band Boosters' fund drive has concluded and surpassed its goal of $4.000. The drive was to raise money to purchase band uniforms. Additional funds will be used for other band activities. The boosters purchased $4.241.69 worth of uniforms in the spring of last year. Tax money cannot be used for certain expenses relating to the band program as an extra-curricular activity. An Iowa attorney general's opinion has said public funds may be used only for instructor's salaries, equipment, supplies and other instructional costs. Several other expenses must be paid for by private means. Mrs. Ronald H. Schechtman headed the recent booster drive. Here is the list of names of contributors not already published: $250 — Security Title & Investment Co. $100 — L.A. Smith Co., Sernett Family Center, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.. Herald Publishing Co. $50 — Ellerbroek's of Carroll, Inc., Wilson Real Estate, Wilkens Auto Parts, Inc., Uptown Sporting Goods, Carroll Bowl, Center Pharmacy, Dr. Charles Schaefer. $25 — Pizza Hut. Smart Set Beauty Salon, Arthur Neu, Bernholtz Brothers, Steinberg Pharmacy, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Merritt, Helen's Hallmark Shop, Dr. Robert Winjum, JCPenney, Inc., Wandel Studio, Fleshner Family Realty, Red Carpet Lounge, Paul & Wayne Skelly Service, Inc., Shriver Time Center, Main Tap, Jerry's Standard Service, Fullerton Lumber Co., Town & Country Home Furnishings, Juergens Drive, See Page 2 "We are prepared to meet with the Vietnamese to discuss all of the Vietnamese-related issues. That includes the missing in action," State Department spokesman Robert Funseth said Thursday. It is understood that discussions with the Vietnamese Communist government officials could easily move beyond the fate of missing Americans to talks on Hanoi's relations with Thailand and its other neighbors in Southeast Asia. Soon after the hasty U.S. withdrawal from South Vietnam last April, when the Provisional Revolutionary Government seized power after decades' long struggle, American officials said they would judge the victorious Communists by their behavior toward neighboring nations. The Ford administration has been especially concerned about pressures on Thailand, the last non-Communist state in Indochina. The U.S. offer follows a State Department decision last November to allow U.S. church agencies to send medical and self-help supplies to Vietnam in response to Hanoi's release of nine American prisoners. Last December, in a report to the State Department, Rep. G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery, D-Miss., chairman of the House Select Committee on Missing Persons in Souheast Asia, said North Vietnam wants U.S. aid, diplomatic recognition and help in developing offshore oil fields. He headed a congressional team that went to Paris and Hanoi last December for information on more than 800 missing Americans. Refresher Course — -Slofr Photo A refresher pharmacology course for all area nurses will be offered this spring at St. Anthony Regional Hospital on Tuesday nights. Pictured from the left are the .course intructors: Sr. Emerentia Reising, 'F.S.P.A., hospital pharmacist; Mrs. Richard (Cindy) Grear and Ken Ebert, both pharamacists, and Mrs. Neil (Jean) Ludwig, R.N., of the Iowa District 13 Nurses Association. The first of a ten week series will be Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Registration will be Tuesday and cost will be between $10 and $15. For more information nurses should call Mrs. Myrna Snyder, R.N., director of nursing services at the hospital. 792-3581.

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