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lov\9 a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 63 Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, March 30, 1976 — Fourteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Kvoning for 60c Per Week Copy Council Acts After Hearing About Night Problems Parks to Close From Midnight to 6 A.M. By James B.Wilson Carroll's city parks will be .closed from midnight to 6 a.m. following action taken by the Carroll City Council Monday evening. In other action, the council approved the hiring of Bill Badding to manage the municipal golf course during the coming year, approved the annexation of the site for New Hope Village, voted to install a new roof on the old library building, and heard a report on plans for the Bicentennial celebration in Carroll. The ordinance calling for the Academy Awards ^Tinners LOS ANGELES (AP) — Here are the winners at the 48th annual Academy Awards Monday night: Picture — "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Actor — Jack 'Nicholson in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Actress — Louise Fletcher in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Supporting Actor — George Burns in "The Sunshine Boys." Supporting Actress — Lee Grant in "Shampoo." Director — Milos Forman for ''One .Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Foreign Language Film — "DersuUzala"(U.S.S.R.). Live Action Short — "Angel and Big Joe." Animated Short — "Great." Sound Achievement — "Jaws." , Feature Documentary — "The Man Who Skied Down Everest." Short Subject Documentary — "The End of the.Game.'' Art Direction — "Barry Lyndon." Costume Design — "Barry Lyndon." 'Original Score — "Jaws," John Williams. Song Score and Adaptation — "Barry Lyndon," Leonard Rosenman. Cinematography — "Barry Lyndon," John Alcott. Film Editing — "Jaws," Verna Fields. Original Song — "I'm Easy," by Keith Carradine from "Nashville." Original Screenplay — "Dog Day Afternoon," Frank Pierson. Screenplay — "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Special Achievement in Sound —' 'The Hindenburg.'' Special Visual Achievement — "The Hindenburg." Irving G. Thalberg Award — MervynLeroy. Jean Hersholt Award — Dr. Jules Stein. Fire Destroys Clarion Units CLARION, Iowa (AP) — Fire early Tuesday destroyed five units of the 32-unit Evans-Kay Motel on the edge of Clarion, authorities said. Firemen from nearby Belmond were called to aid in battling the blaze, which was discovered about 5:30 a.m. at the motel on Iowa 3 at the east • edge of the city. closing of the parks is the same ordinance that failed to pass earlier this year on a 3 to 3 tie vote, with Councilmen Gerald (Wes) Knauss, Darwin Bunger and Robert Kraus voting against it. But at Monday's meeting the council voted unanimously to waive the statute to require three readings of the ordinance and then also voted unanimously for Its passage. The ordinance will go into effect immediately after its publication. The action came after Mayor Ronald Schechtman said he personally felt the ordinance should be reconsidered and that he thought it was a mistake that it had previously been turned down. In attendance at Monday's meeting and speaking about the problems encountered in the park system were Parks Director Gene Grethen, Recreation Director Jim Egli, and Police Officers Merlin Reinart and Les Butler. During the discussion the question of whether the city should ban the drinking of beer and liquor in the parks also surfaced, but no final action was taken. The council did go on record as saying rules and regulations con- cerning use of the parks should be formed and the rules should be posted in each park. Councilmen Bunger and Kraus did voice some reservations about the ordinance, but finally cast their ballots in favor of the closing hours. The ordinance was originally proposed in an attempt to curb the rising vandalism in the city's parks. In addition to the provision for closing the parks from midnight to 6 a.m., the ordinance also states that the council has the power to waive the closing hour for special events. Badding will lease the club house facilities from the city. He will be given 15 per cent of all green fees collected and will have the income from the operations of the club house concessions. A provision of the lease says that the club house must close at 11:30 each evening. The council also said that if Badding wants a liquor license for the club, they will consider that question when the application is submitted. Following approval of the annexation for New Hope Village, Mayor Schechtman directed City Works Administrator Leo Clark to meet with the New Hope project officials to complete an agreement spelling out precisely what the city will do in extending water mains and sewer lines to the project site. The city has estimated the work will cost about $88,000. The new roof for the library is estimated to cost in the neighborhood of $8,000. Some council members said they felt the city had already spent too much money on the building which will be used as a historical museum, but said they felt they had no choice now and had to vote to approve the project. The Bicentennial project report was given by council member Valerie Windschitl and Mary Baumhover, who are serving as coordinating chairmen of the event. They discussed plans with the council for events that will be held on June 26 and July 4. The June 26 program will be county-wide, while the July 4 events will be mainly for the citizens of the city of Carroll. Committee chairman have been named for the observance and final plans for the events should be announced soon. Tornadoes Hit Two States; 11 Are Killed -Staff Pholo Beef Trophies — Scott Hodne, left, and Larry Brant received trophies at the Carroll County Beef Producers annual banquet Friday night aT'Carroll'High gym.'Hodne exhibited the grand"'" champion heifer at the Four-County Fair and Brant had the champion carcass at the Carroll County Cattle Carcass Show. Jim Shirbroun, who showed the grand champion beef at the fair, was not present when the picture was taken. Fear Middle East Blow-up in Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Leftist Moslems and Palestinian guerrillas closed in on the Christian militia headquarters today and Lebanese politicians expressed public fears that Syria might send troops and armor across the border to force an end to the civil war. There were Arab press reports that Syrian President Hafez Assad had sounded out the United States, France and the Vatican as to whether they could guarantee that Israel would stay out if Syria moved to reign in the Lebanese combatants. The United States issued a warning Monday that anyone contemplating military intervention in Lebanon should stay out. Leftist Moslem-Palestinian forces were moving in on the Beirut headquarters of right- wing Christian Phalangists behind artillery in a day of heavy fighting with Christians losing ground. Tank battles flared in north Lebanon. Apparently fearful of a Syrian-Israeli confrontation, Palestinian guerrilla leader Yasir Arafat proposed a one-week "military moratorium" to help bring a peaceful settlement in the 11-month-old civil war that ,has taken an estimated 14,000 lives. A guerrilla spokesman said Arafat's plan called for a cease-fire in place to help the 99-man parliament amend the constitution and elect a new president before the term of President Suleiman Franjieh expires Sept. 24. Franjieh, a Christian whose resignation has been demanded for weeks by leaders of a coup by Moslem army members, would then submit his resignation and the new chief of state would introduce political reforms to lay the foundation for lasting peace, the spokesman added. Lebanese Moslems are fighting the war for a larger share of economic and political power, a majority of Lebanon, See Page 2 Area Forecast Clearing Tuesday night, lows in upper 20s. Partly cloudy Wednesday, highs in upper 40s. By The Associated Press Tornadoes have cut a swath of destruction across Arkansas and Mississippi, killing 11 persons, injuring more than 220 and leaving hundreds of others homeless. State police said six persons were killed in Arkansas ad more than 70 were injured. Five were killed and at least 150 were injured in Mississippi, state Civil Defense officials said. "This is unbelievable, just unbelievable," said Arkansas Gov. David Pryor as he toured the devastated town of Cabot, hardest hit by the twisters that roared through the two Southern states Monday. Five died in Cabot, a community in central Arkansas 20 miles northeast of Little Rock. The sixth victim in Arkansas was killed when a tornado struck the town of Dresco, about 100 miles north of Little Rock. State, police earlier said six persons had died in Cabot, but officials reported today that a man listed as dead was later found alive there. Most of Cabot's business district was demolished, and state police said 65 buildings on an eight-block stretch of Main Street were either destroyed or heavily damaged. In Mississippi, five persons were killed when a tornado tore through the town of Canton. In Texas, authorities said high winds and tornadoes hit towns near Austin and San Antionio before dawn today, overturning mobile homes, knocking down trees and communication lines and injuring about a dozen people. A spokesman for the Southeast Travis County fire control district said 40 to 60 persons were left homeless in Garfield, 12 miles southeast of Austin, after a twister "went right through the middle" of the village where there are many trailer and frame homes. Six persons were taken to an Austin hospital for treatment, the spokesman said, adding that two of them appeared to be in serious condition. Kerrville police dispatcher Tom Rankin said a tornado later whirled across part of Center Point, about 15 miles south of Kerrville and 45 miles northwest of San Antonio, injuring seven persons. He said the injured were taken to a Kerrville hospital, but none appeared to be badly hurt. Tornado warnings were is- sued today for 56 counties, primarily in south-central and southeast Texas. Mississippi National Guard troops joined local police late Monday in patrolling the debris-lined streets of Canton and enforcing the 10 p.m. curfew ordered to prevent looting of the town's demolished businesses. In Arkansas, the Lonoke County sheriff's office said, "The whole main street of Cabot has been flattened." The Arkansas governor, who arrived in Cabot a few hours after the tornadoes hit, ordered 60 National Guardsmen to the storm-ravaged town. Thirty-five Air Force security policemen and 40 state troopers were brought in to help sift through the debris, direct traffic and prevent looting. Portable generators Tornadoes, See Page 2 Kill Plan to Make MHI into a Prison Opposed — Arms sales to Egypt would contribute to Mideast peace, according to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Proposed arrangements to supply Egypt as well as Israel with U.S. weapons has run into opposition in Congress. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate State Government Committee effectively killed a plan Tuesday that would transform the Mental Health Institute at Mount Pleasant into a medium-security prison. The committee shifted to the Human Resources and Appropriations committees the burden of developing a plan to ease Iowa's prison overcrowding. The State Government unit voted 6-5 to indefinitely postpone action on the Mount Pleasant alternative. The action came only a few hours after a public hearing in the Senate chamber Monday night. Many mental health officials and others spoke against the plan that apparently would leave southeast Iowa without a hospital facility for mental illness. None of the 27 people who Criminal Code Bill to Pass in This Session: Fitzgerald DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa House has burrowed through 281 amendments to a proposed massive revision of the state criminal code and still has at least 143 more to go. That seems like a lot, said Majority Floor Leader Jerome Fitzgerald, D-Fort Dodge, as the House prepared Tuesday for its third week of debate on the 427-page measure. But Fitzgerald said he thinks he can see light at the end of the tunnel. "We're going to finish up this bill," he said. "I think it will go quickly to a conference committee with the Senate and we will get a criminal Inside More single lowans adopt children but find process slow — Page 14. Mayor Schechtman's report on status of city water supply — PageS. Women's news —Page 4. Editorials — Page 3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Hoosiers win title, expansion draft opens, good news for Michigan fans — Pages 9,10 and 11. code bill passed this session." The game plan is to continue working on the procedural sections of the massive bill and leave the emotion-producing debate on laws defining crimes and setting penalties for them until last. Sure to spark a big fight when the House gets back on the substantive law sections is a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Rep. Tom Higgins, D-Davenport, wants Iowa to follow the route taken by Oregon which imposes a $100 fine as a "civil penalty" for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana instead of making it a crime. The. criminal code revision is the biggest bill ever introduced in the legislature and it has generated more amendments than any other. at least in modern times. Speaker Dale Cochran, D- Eagle Grove, gave this box score on the criminal code as the House closed down for the weekend Friday: Total amendments introduced, 424; amendments adopted, 170; amendments otherwise disposed of (defeated, withdrawn or ruled out of order), 111; still on file, 143. "We can't say there won't be any more amendments filed," said Cochran. "But they've slowed down to a trickle and we've got to the point where we're disposing of more than we're getting every day." Two major decisions were made about the bill last week. One was to remove from the bill authority for law officers Code, See Page 2 testified spoke in favor of the plan. Mount Pleasant Mayor Edward King said the state needs four mental health institutes, and southeast lowans need one close to their homes. He brought a petition signed by 910 people opposing the closing, saying the change would not offer a permanent solution to overcrowding at Iowa penal institutions. And, King said, a study has shown that Iowa's three other mental institutes could not handle the increased patient load if the Mount Pleasant facility were closed. Calvin Auger, acting director of the department's Division of Adult Corrections, told the committee the state needs a confinement area for people who do not require the strict security of a penitentiary. Inmates of such a facility — the department wants to build a 300-to 500-bed prison at Newton — would be persons who have committed property offenses "or those who have done well'' at other institutions, Auger said. Only Auger spoke directly to the Newton alternative, which Gov. Robert Ray has called a "reasonable solution" to overcrowding at Iowa prisons. Denison publisher Richard Knowles asked the committee to consider the defunct Midwestern College campus in Denison as a site for a medium-security prison. The campus is in a part of the state where there is no prison, it could easily be converted, and, "The saving in tax dollars alone would justify such a move," Knowles said. Traffic Deaths DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa highway death count through midnight Monday as prepared by the Iowa Department of Public Safety: This year to date—129. Last year to date—122. Bailor: Postal Service Faces Bankruptcy WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit-plagued Postal Service may be bankrupt within a year unless the Treasury Department agrees to grant new loans to the postal agency, says Postmaster Gen. Benjamin F. Bailar. Bailar, for the first time placing a time limit on the ability of the postal Service to remain in operation, told the Senate Post Of f ice Committee on Monday that some action must be taken in two to four months to prevent new cutbacks in service. Bailar's testimony came on a day when in 10 major East Coast cities business deliveries were reduced to once daily. Such cutbacks, along with the closing of rural post offices, prompted the Senate panel's hearing. Meanwhile, the House Postal Service subcommittee was to open hearings today on a bill to abolish the Postal Rate Commission, which has been criticized for lengthy deliberations that have contributed to the rising deficits in the Postal Service. Sen. Gale W. McGee, chairman of the Senate committee, said Postal Service cutbacks have created a "resentful, rebellious state of mind" among the public and members of Congress. Bailar also bitterly told the Senate panel that his cries for help have fallen on deaf ears at the White House. He said administration budget advisers have refused to meet with him to discuss the Postal Service financial crisis. "Their inaccessibility and attitudes are deeply disturbing to me," he said. The Postal Service expects to lose a record $1.5 billion this year. Discussing the Postal Rate Commission, Bailar told the senators the length of the panel's deliberations on whether to make the old 10-cent letter rate permanent delayed by almost six months the increase to 13 cents last December. The delay cost the Postal Service more than $1 billion dollars and was "prolonged to the point of threatening the economic future of the Postal Service, "he said. The commission, an independent agency, took almost two years to decide to let the 10-cent rate become permanent, clearing the way for the hike to 13 cents. While the commission pondered the matter, inflation increased Postal Service costs, but rates were frozen. Directors Elected^ -Staff Photo Directors of the Carroll County Beef Producers were elected at the annual banquet Friday night in the Carroll High gym. They are, from left: Bob Gregory, Mike Halbur, Tom Collison and Jerome Danner. R. J. Knobbe was not present. Entertainment at the banquet was by the Harmonicats, a harmonica playing trio from Chicago.

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