•tank*' Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 - No. 62 Carroll, Iowa. Monday, March 29, 1976 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Karh Kvpning for 60c Per Week Single Copy Union, Industry Resume Talks Seek to Avert Truckers' Strike '76 Beef Queen — Diane Brinker, left, was crowned Carroll County Beef Queen for 1976 at the annual dinner meeting of the Carroll County Beef.Producers Assn., Friday night at Carroll high gym. Her ribbon is pinned on by Betty Venner, last year's queen. About 920 attended the event, described by John Furlong of the Iowa Cattlemen's Assn. as the largest such event he has ever attended. Ray: Newton First Choice for Prison DES MOINES, Iowa AP) — Gov. Robert Ray said Monday his first choice to relieve Iowa's overcrowded prisons would be to build a new medium-security prison at Newton. His second choice would be to convert the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute into a prison. "The Social Services Department has come up with a reasonable solution," Ray said of a recommended new facility at Newton. ' "But I believe we should scale that down and accommodate what has to be accommodated now." The department recommended a $5.6 million prefabricated steel structure that could handle 300 prisoners, and. could be expanded quickly to a 500- inmate capacity at the present site of the Newton Release Center. Ray said he is concerned with a bill approved by the Iowa House last Friday to beef up present prison facilities and create several "half-way houses" around Iowa to take the prison overflow. "There's a feeling that if you have enough half-way houses, you don't have to take care" of the people who need to be imprisoned, Ray said. "We have to have a place to incarcerate those who have to go to institutions." He said projections indicate there will be an increasing prison, population through 1990 and "there's no anticipation it's going to drop off in a day. "If we don^t have another inmate, we've got too many in our institutions today." He noted that both the state pen- titentiary at Fort Madison and the Men's Reformatory at Anamosa are overcrowded. Ray said the Interim Study Committee's recommendation of Mount Pleasant is still acceptable, although he agreed with the Special Services Department's suggestion that Ray, See Page 2 Brownouts Possible in Iowa This Summer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There is a possibility that some areas of Iowa will have "brownouts" this summer because of high energy demands, the director of the state Energy Policy Council warns. Rodson Riggs made the comment Sunday on the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network news program "Iowa Press." Brownouts are a little better than "blackouts" because an area is not completely without power, but generating facilities cannot keep pace with demand. And Riggs believes brownouts could occur late some\ sweltering afternoons when tired workers get home and punch on their air conditioners while other appliances are in operation. However, Riggs says a potential lack of energy doesn't mean his agency favors more electrical generating construction. Should brownouts occur, said Riggs, power to commercial customers may be curtailed. lowans apparently have lost their ardor for energy conservation, he said. But instead of laying down laws about what amount of energy can be used, Riggs would '''like people to choose what they can do to conserve energy." Riggs Would not rule out legislating regulations if voluntary conservation didn't prevent brownouts. Asked before the program about a significant drop in retail gasoline prices in some parts of Iowa, Riggs said it "just makes my job real tough." Some Des Moines service stations are selling leaded regular gasoline for as little as 44.9 cents a gallon. The high cost of energy will continue, Riggs believes. "There's no way for energy prices to go but up," he said. Riggs said scientists from the federal Bureau of Standards have been in Iowa several weeks checking where lowans travel, how far they go and for what reason. When the results are issued, said Riggs, they should provide useful information for any fuel allocation program that might have to be installed. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 111. (AP) — The Teamsters union and the trucking industry resume contract negotiations today after what Teamster officials say was an overwhelming strike authorization in weekend voting at union locals around the country. The current contract expires at midnight Wednesday. The industry's latest contract proposal also was rejected overwhelmingly in the local voting, Teamsters spokesmen said. A work stoppage by the 400,000 Teamsters truckers most likely would be brief. Officials in Washington were preparing in event of a strike to seek a court 'Cuckoo' Favorite for Oscar LOS ANGELES (AP) - Director Milos Forman, whose "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is favored to be the big winner at the Academy Awards tonight, will have a pair of special guest at the ceremonies — the twin sons he has not seen for five years. Peter and Matej Forman, 11, arrived Sunday from Prague to join their father as he awaits the vote on what may be the height of his career as a film maker: the Oscar for best direction of a motion picture in 1975. His competitors are Robert Altman for "Nashville," Sidney Lumet for "Dog Day Afternoon," Federico Fellini for "Amarcord" and Stanley Kubrick for "Barry Lyndon." ' 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" also is the favorite for best picture, but it has competition from "Jaws" as well as "Dog Day Afternoon," "Nashville" and "Barry Lyndon." The winners will be announced from the stage of the Los Angeles Music Center in ceremonies telecast by ABC-TV starting at 9 p.m. CST. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is represented in other categories, too — Jack Nicholson has been nominated for best actor, and Louise Fletcher for best actress. Nicholson's competitors are Al Pacino of "Dog Day Afternoon," Walter Matthau of "The Sunshine Boys," James Whitmore of "Give 'em Hell, Harry, " and Maximilian Schell of "The Man in the Glass Booth." Miss Fletcher's category includes Glenda Jackson for "Hedda," Isabelle Adjani of "The Story of Adele H," Ann- Margret of "Tommy" and Carol Kane of "Hester Street." For Forman, 44, the awards could mark a personal as well Oscars, See Page 2 Area Forecast ' Mostly cloudy and colder Monday night. Becoming partly cloudy by Tuesday morning. Lows in the low 30s. Partly cloudy Tuesday with highs around 50. Winds northwesterly 10-20 miles per hour Monday night. injunction under the Taft-Hartley Act for resumption of work during an 80-day cooling off period. But some Teamsters have predicted wildcat actions, whether or not a national strike is called or a back-to-work order issued. A Teamsters spokesman said a nationwide tally on rejecting or accepting the management offer and authorizing a strike would be available when negotiations resumed later in the day. Labor Secretary W. J. Usery Jr. flew to Chicago on Sunday night as scattered returns from the voting at union locals showed strike authorizations of 10 to 1 or greater in almost every case. One Detroit local voted 99 to 1 against the employers' offer. Usery said last week he would move the negotiations from this Chicago suburb to Washington if a settlement did not take shape quickly. The Ford administration fears a strike could badly damage the nation's economic recovery but wants to prevent a settlement big enough to trigger a new surge of inflation. The contract covers drivers who move nearly 60 per cent of the country's manufactured goods. Industry and union sources have said they are hopeful they can reach a settlement before the Teamsters' National Master Freight Agreement with 16,000 trucking firms expires. The chief negotiators are Teamsters President Frank Fitzsimmons and William G. Mclntyre, president of Trucking Employers Inc. Sources close to the negotiations reported Sunday that they felt there were no issues that could not be worked out before the Wednesday midnight deadline. But a major stumbling block continues to be Teamster demands for a cost-of-living hike with no ceiling. The sides are 90 cents an hour apart on salary demands, sources said. The employers' package amounts to a 20 per cent increase in wages and benefits over 39 months. Teamsters want an increase of at least 30 per cent over three years. They are demanding a $1.75 hike in hourly wages and $17 per week more in pension and health-welfare benefits, the sources said. Truckers now earn $7.18 to $7.30. Union sources said the average member lost 50 cents an hour in 1974-1975 wages because of an 11-cent ceiling on cost-of-living raises in the 1973 contract. With Unusual Election Year Intensity Debate Over U.S. Power Increases Worried — Postmaster General Benjamin F. Bailar warns the worst may be yet to come in Postal Service cuts. The mails are caught in a "vicious" economic ' spiral 'that "Would destroy services unless additional cutbacks are made, he forecasts. (See story below.) WASHINGTON (AP) Spurred by Cuban and Soviet involvement in Africa, the issues of U.S. military strength and America's posture as a world power are being debated with unusual intensity in this presidential election year. The wrangling over the weekend included Democratic congressional leaders defending detente and the U.S. refusal to commit itself in Angola, while former Pentagon officials attacked Secretary of State Henry E. Kissinger and warned that America's might is eroding. From separate quarters came these words: —Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned Sunday that President Ford may veto the defense bill if Congress pares his proposed $101-billion military budget. —Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield claimed Sunday that Kissinger was "talking off the top of his hat" last week when he said the United States would not accept further Cuban interventions in South Africa. — Former Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger warned that the United States' role as a global power was "diminishing" while Soviet strength was increasing. —House Majority Leader Thomas P. O'Neill accused Ford and Kissinger of political "saber-rattling" against Cuba and warned that Congress will not "allow Mr. Ford to push the American people into an adventure against Cuba." . —Retired Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. claimed the United States got "a bad bargain" in the 1972 nuclear arms agreement with Russia, and he blamed Kissinger. —Sen. William Proxmire accused the Pentagon of undercutting U.S. strength by pressing for highly sophisticated, costly arms instead of' conventional- weapons. He claimed that more of low-cost weapons would strengthen the military and at the same time save $6 Plans to Strip Postal Service of Monopoly Gaining Favor WASHINGTON (AP) - As controversy continues over the Postal Service's finances and operations, proposals for stripping the agency of its monopoly on first-class mail are gaining favor. Federal law now protects the Postal Service from competition in delivering first-class mail, which accounts for 57.5 per cent of all mail, by forbidding anyone from carrying first-class mail for a prof it. Repeal of the monopoly laws would "let the forces of competition provide this country with the kind of efficient mail service it needs and deserves," said Sen. James L. Buckley, Con-R-N.Y. Buckley introduced a bill earlier this month to abolish the postal monopoly. Similar legislation has been sponsored in the House by Rep. Bill Archer, R-Tex. ' Ford administration officials have said that "permitting competition to the Postal Service's first class service probably would result in significant benefits to the economy and to the mail user." The White House has urged the independent Postal Rate Commission to convene a symposium of economic and postal experts to discuss the effects of the monopoly. The commission is expected to decide within a few weeks whether it has jurisdiction over the Postal Service regulations that put the monopoly laws into effect. Even supporters of the postal monopoly concede that the agency's recent service cuts are jeopardizing its monopoly status. One supporter, Chairman James M. Hanley, D-N.Y., of the House Postal Service subcommittee; said Friday, "The more you cut service, the harder it is to deny private enterprise the right to deliver mail." The Postal Service vigorously opposes repeal of the monopoly laws. At the same time, the service has made some service cuts to reduce costs and has threatened other cutbacks. The service anticipates a record deficit of $1.5 billion this fiscal year despite a federal subsidy of about the same amount. Postmaster General Benjamin F. Bailar says doing away with the postal monopoly would be another financial blow to the agency. The Postal Service says private companies would take away its most profitable business, letter mail within cities. billion. Rumsfeld, in warning against cuts in the record U.S. peacetime defense budget, said that in the past 10 to 15 years America has dropped from clear military superiority over the Soviet Union to "rough equivalence." Appearing on ABC's "Issues and Answers" program, he said Congress has cut $40 billion from defense budgets in the past six years. "There has been a mind set in the Congress that we can continue to cut billions and billions and billions of dollars out of the defense establishment at no loss to our country's security. And that is false," he said. His predecessor, Schlesinger, charged that the public has been lulled into acceptance of military cutbacks by "soothing stories which mask the underlying trends. As a nation we are, once again, averting our gaze, burying our heads in the sand," Schlesinger wrote in a Reader's Digest article re- 'leased Sunday. Mansfield said that there is fat in the defense budget that Traffic Deaths DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa highway death count through midnight Sunday as prepared by the Iowa Department of Public Safety: This year to date—129 Last year to date—120 / RICHARD ARLEN DIES LOS ANGELES (AP) Richard Arlen, early-day film idol who played such varied roles as varsity hero, daring pilot, leading man and gunslinger during more than 45 years in motion pictures, died Sunday. He was 75. should be cut. He said America was "in a parity" militarily with the Soviet Union. "I think we spend too much money on research and development of exotic weapons which don't turn out to be what their originators thought they would be," Mansfield said on CBS'"Face the Nation." Iowa Soprano Wins $2,000 NEW YORK (AP) — A soprano from Indianola, Iowa won a $2,000 scholarship Sunday for her efforts in finals competition of the Metropolitan Opera auditions here. Katherine Henjum, 25, a vocal music instructor at Simpson College, was one of 11 contestants. The competition, and a contract with the Met, was won by tenor John Carpenter, 29. of Natchitoches, La. Carpenter tied with soprano Ashley Putnam of Franklin Lakes, N.J. in what a spokesman for the opera company called an unprecedented deadlock in the history of the annual auditions. Inside A teacher who knows every student at Carroll High — PageS. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —Page 3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Balance is Kuemper key. girls look improved; Hammer vs. Scalpel tonight: Seaverfor Sutton? — Pages 6 and 7. Leading Economic Indicators Gain for 4th Straight Month WASHINGTON (AP) -The government reported today its index anticipating economic trends gained for the fourth straight month in February, but at a slower rate than during the previous month. The Commerce Department said its composite of a dozen economic statistics, called leading indicators, climbed by eight-tenths of 1 per cent in February. That compared to a gain of 1.5 per cent in January, which had been the largest increase in six months. The January figure was revised downward from an original estimate of 2.2 per cent. The index has been gaining steadily/except for a four- tenths of 1 per cent setback in October. It signals steady economic gVowth in the months ahead, although still at a pace slower than before the nation hit recession in 1973. Commerce said the biggest factor in the latest increase was a higher percentage of companies reporting slower deliveries from their suppliers/The percentage reporting slower deliveries climbed from 42 per cent in January to 50 per cent in February. Slower deliveries are taken as a sign of increased demand and quicker economic activity. In all, eight of the 11 individual sectors available in time for compilation into the February composite showed a gain. Among them were a lower layoff rate in industry, an increase in the wholesale prices of key commodities, a faster, formation of new businesses, higher stock prices, a bigger money supply after adjustment for inflation, a higher volume of orders for manufactured goods and greater demand for building permits. Commerce said tne strongest downward influence on the index was a slower growth in the liquid assets held by consumers and non-financial companies. , Liquid assets are those held in cash or investments which can be quickly converted into cash. Other downward influences were a shorter average work week and a lower volume of orders for factories and facilities. Cattlemen Honored — -Staff Photo Longtime cattlemen received plaques for outstanding service to the Carroll County cattle industry at the annual Carroll County Beef Producers banquet Friday night at Carroll High School gymnasium. From left: Tony and John Liewer, Lawrence and Leonard Frischmeyer. It was the first time the award had been presented to brothers, according to Roland Lickteig, county extension director. The Frischmeyers have been large cattle feeders for many years and the Liewers have been purebred Angus breeders over 40 years.
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