Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No.68 Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, April 6, 1976 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Knch Kvi-nin(i for 60c Per Week Single Copy In Race With Carter i Headon Tests for Jackson, Udall NEW YORK (AP) - This is the election day Henry M. Jackson and Morris K. Udall said they were waiting for, providing the headon tests they, wanted in the race with Jimmy Carter for the Democratic presidential nomination. For Jackson, the crucial arena is New York's presidential primary. For Udall, it is Wisconsin. For both, the stakes are high. They chose the targets, and they forecast victories. Now they need numbers to match their claims. Carter has said that a victory in Wisconsin and a second-place finish in New York would make 'him unbeatable in the contest for nomination. That is debatable, but if he can win one state and come close in the other, the candidates he beats are not going to be in a position to disprove it. The former Georgia governor has won five of the first six primaries, losing only in Mas-, sachusetts, where Jackson led the Democrats with 22 per cent of the vote. Udall was second there and Carter ran fourth. But in the month since that election, Carter has won in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina. Each of Carter's victories drew from Jackson a challenge to a showdown in New York, and from Udall, a call to Democratic liberals to help him provide the party with what he called, a progressive alternative. . Udall said he was the clear leader among progressives and their only hope if Democrats are going to have a wider choice than Carter and Jackson. But being the libera\ leader is not enough to keep his campaign in money and in real competition. The congressman from Arizona will have a hard time maintaining his candidacy unless he wins in Wisconsin. Jackson is in a similar situation in New York, which is awarding 274 Democratic nominating votes in today's primary. His own targeting has made victory a must. "We're going to win New York. ... It could even be a landslide," Jackson said after his Massachusetts victory. Then, after Carter won the March 9 Florida primary, Jackson countered: "Let him join me in New York. What industrial state will go Carter? No one will win the Democratic nomination unless he can carry the big city, industrial areas . .. and that's what I can . do." Carter supplied an answer by winning the Illinois primary and, again, Jackson pointed on to New Billionaire Dies of Stroke on Jet Hughes Remains Enigma in Death HOUSTON (AP) — In his death, Howard Robard Hughes was as much a mystery as he was in life. Hughes, billionaire industrialist and aviation pioneer, died of a stroke Monday on a private jet en route from a seaside Mexican resort to a hospital in Houston, where his parents are buried and where he was born 70 years ago. From the age of 19, when he inherited his father's tool company, until his death, .Hughes was an enigmatic figure. Even after Hughes' death, the staff in the beachfront Acapulco Princess Hotel could not say for certain that he had been there, though he was said to occupy the entire top floor. The pilot who flew him on his final flight did not know he was to be their passenger until shortly before takeoff. And an unmarked ambulance met the plane. Hughes amassed an empire valued at more than $2 billion. His holdings over the years included hotels, gambling casinos, airlines, movie studios, spacecraft and electronics. As Hughes' body lay under guard in Methodist Hospital, a board of directors continued to run Howard Hughes' far-flung financial empire "as in the past," said Arelo Sederburg, spokesman for Summa Corp. Summa was the umbrella corporation that was wholly owned by Hughes. "It has been run by the board of directors and a three-person executive committee," Sederberg said. "It will continue to be run by that group. The company will continue to be a company." House Push to End Crime Code Work DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— The Iowa House girded Tuesday for an all-out effort to finish work on a massive 427-page criminal code revision bill before the end of the week. Majority Floor Leader Jerome Fitzgerald, D-Fort Dodge, said the effort will have to be interrupted to deal with a Senate-passed property tax relief package. But he said the House will "give it the old college try" to wind up the criminal code debate which already has occupied the better part of four weeks. Still pending are 102 of the nearly 500 amendments that were filed in the House to the huge measure. The House voted last Thursday to cut off the filing of further amendments. Among the more controversial amendments pending are proposals for state compensation of crime victims, decriminalizing marijuana possession, allowing wiretapping under certain conditions, making distribution of pornography a serious misdemeanor and allowing local ordinances to regulate pornography dissemination to adults. Code, See Page 2 -Slatt Photo Bicentennial Garb — \ Donning bicentennial costumes, Mrs. Virgil (Mary) Baumhover shows a rare china bowl ,to her daughters, Sara, left, and Lisa. They plan to wear their colonial costumes during the Carroll bicentennial celebration activities on June 26 and July 4, Mrs, Baumhoyer said. The china was recently donated to the Carroll County Historical Society and will be on display at the dedication ; of the museum, 125 E. 6th St., on June 13. The committee is composed of F.WrGay, executive vice president of Summa; Nadine Henley, Hughes' long-time secretary and now a senior vice president of the firm; and Chester Davis, general counsel for Summa. Sederburg said he did not know who would be named executors of Hughes' estate or if the elusive billionaire had even left a will. Sederberg disclosed that Hughes died of a stroke — "a cerebral vascular accident." After a fling in Hollywood and a stint as an daredevil pilot during the 1930s and 1940s, Hughes became more and more retiring. He disappeared from public view in the 1950s, cbnducting his businesses from a series of sealed-off hotel suites. Methodist Hospital in Houston was told Monday morning at 9 a.m; that Hughes was flying there for treatment. Two doctors, two nurses and four assistants came to Houston Intercontinental Airport in an unmarked ambulance to await Hughes. The pilots who flew the ailing Hughes from Acapulco to Houston were hired Sunday night in Fort-Lauderdale, Fla. Roger Sutton and Jeff Abrams said a Florida doctor chartered the Lear jet from an ambulance aviation service. They arrived in Acapulco early Monday morning, but only after sitting on the runway for five hours were they told that their passenger would be Howard Hughes. Hughes looked "like a tired, worn-out old person" when he was carried aboard the plane on a stretcher, Abrams said. Sutton said Hughes had a thin beard, long greyish hair and looked "very wasted" and "very, very pale." At the Houston airport, authorities had been alerted that Inside Review unit to study Iowa property, income tax systems — Page 12. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 4. Sports Reds get nod in NL, Seaver ends holdout, Angels' Tanana confident — Pages 6 and 7. a private plane was coming in with a sick man aboard. But when the plane arrived about 2 p.m., Hughes was dead. The doctors accompanying Hughes said he died about half an hour before the plane landed in Houston. In Beverly Hills, Calif., Jean Peters, the actress who married Hughes in 1957, said: "I'm sorry; I'm saddened." Miss Peters, Hughes' second wife, divorced Hughes in 1971 after a childless marriage. His first marriage, to Houston socialite Ella Rice, ended in divorce when he was 23. He dropped out of sight about 1947. Ten years later, after his secret marriage to Miss Peters, his seclusion was virtually complete. After moving around between a series of homes and hotel suites, he and Miss Peters-moved into a mansion in Bel Air, Calif., in 1961. In 1966, Hughes moved into the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston and took over an entire floor. Four years later, on Thanksgiving Eve, he slipped into the Desert ,Inn in Las Vegas and barricaded himself in the penthouse. After that, he moved to The Howard Hughes Bahamas, then to Nicaragua where an'earthquake'forced him to flee his hotel, then on to London, back to The Bahamas and finally to Acapulco in February 1976. Hughes' business empire grew out of the Hughes Tool Co. . In 1909, Hughes' father and a partner invented an oil drill bit which today is used in drilling operations in every oil-producing company outside the Communist bloc. Hughes did not earn his initial fame as a businessman but as a pilot. Hughes, See Page 2 Iowa Tax Collections Ahead of Estimates (Iowa Daily Press Association) DES MOINES — State tax collections are running well ahead of estimates. State Comptroller Marvin Selden reported Tuesday that collections for the first nine months of the current fiscal year (July through March) are $23.2 million ahead of his forecasts. Actual collections for the nine month period totaled $786.9 million; Selden had projected collections of $763.6 million. Individual income tax and sales tax collections account for most of the unexpected increase. So far, the state has collected nearly $9.6 million more in individual income tax than Selden had projected for this point in time. Collections total $318.6 million compared to his estimate of $309 million. However, Selden played down this increase somewhat, noting that the state revenue department is way ahead of last year in processing state income tax returns. When returns are in for the full 12 months, Selden looks for individual income tax collections to run about $11.5 million more than he had originally forecast. The big surprise is the amount being collected in sales tax, up $7.4. million over estimates for the nine month period. Sales tax collections to date total $205 million, compared to estimates of $197.6 million. One reason may be the early spring as people, particularly farmers, are buying commodities they normally purchase later in the year. Overall, Selden is very optimistic about the condition of the state's economy, saying last month's collections represent one of the best during his tenure as state comptroller. York. The New York primary is a crowded, confusing contest, one in which the would-be Democratic convention delegates, not the presidential contenders, are the actual candidates. It is in effect a set of 39 separate elections, one in each of the state's congressional districts. Each is selecting delgates, four to six to a district. All told, there are 856 candidates for the 206 convention seats that are being filled today. Another 68 delegates will be chosen later, with their convention votes to be apportioned in line with the elected delegation. Perkins, Hutchins Lash Bill DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A bill to require cities to reserve parking places for the handicapped passed the Iowa House 79-8 Monday. The measure now returns to the Senate, which had passed a weaker version permitting but not requiring local governments to designate parking areas for the handicapped. A move by Rep. David Readinger, R-Urbandale, to make the designation mandatory generated quivering indignation among rural legislators about the state's telling local officials what to do. "We are sick and tired of having the state tell us we have to do thus and so," declared Rep. Carroll Perkins, D-Jefferson. He contended very small communities do not have the problem with parking that larger cities have and that legislation isn't necessary for them to take care of the handicapped. "We object strenuously when the federal government mandates that we do things," said Rep. C. W. Hutchins. D-Guthrie Center. "Yet here we are doing the same thing to our small towns. "Under this bill, the Department of Transportation would come in and tell every city where it has to establish such zones." But Rep. Tom Higgins, D-Davenport. said cities have had authority to provide parking spaces for use of the handicapped for some time and few have done it. "This is a small enough thing to do for the handicapped who can't walk the way we do and have to rely on a wheelchair to get around," said Higgins. Rep. Keith Dunton. D-Thornburg, said a handicapped person living in a small town is just as handicapped as if he were living in a larger city and has the same problems. He urged making it mandatory. And Rep. Willis Junker. R- Sioux City, said he was "more and more appalled, as this debate goes on. at the petty, silly, ridiculous arguments that are used against the handicapped." He accused those opposing the mandatory version of Parking, See Page 2 ift Photo Tree Salesmen — DeMolay officers look over the trees the organization plans to sell to area residents during April. From left: Sentinel Scott Forbes, master councilor Dan Tigges and Senior Councilor Mike Shields. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Helen Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Shields and Victor Tigges. CostsUpforN.H. Water, Sewer Lines By James B. Wilson The Carroll city council Monday evening took the first steps towards providing sewer and water service for the proposed New Hope Village project. The council directed City Works Administrator Leo Clark to contact potential consulting engineering firms to secure their bids for preparing plans and specifications and submitting their cost estimates for the project. The city had budgeted $40,000 in 1976-77 for the project, but preliminary estimates say the cost will probably be more like $88.000. However, City Manager Arthur Gute told the council he felt there will be money available to finance the project. The council has approved a beer and liquor license, including Sunday sales, for the municipal golf course. This is the first time liquor will be sold at the course. The lease for operation of the club house, given by the city to William Badding. says the club house must be closed by W.-30 p.m. each evening. Liquor sales on Sunday are limited by state law from noon to 10p.m. In the vote approving the issuance of the permit. Council Member Mrs. Cletus Windschitl passed, while the other five council members voted in favor of the motion. A parcel of land lying south of Highway 30 and west of Quint Avenue will be sold by the city. The council directed Clark to advertise for sealed bids for the sale. In other action, —The council discussed complaints received from some business owners on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets concerning acts of vandalism allegedly caused by patrons going to or coming from taverns in the area, but no formal action was taken; —Approved conducting a survey concerning public transportation within the city; —Approved a long-range comprehensive recreation plan prepared by Stanley Consultants of Muscatine; and —Approved payment of $8,950 to Marshall-Stevens Co. of Minneapolis for services rendered in the appraisals of city owned property. The next council meeting, the regularly scheduled monthly meeting, will be held next Monday, April 12 at 5 p.m. in the council meeting room on the second floor of the Civic Center. Gets 8 Years on Fraud Count DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)A Des Moines businessman has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison on charges stemming from a business fraud scheme. Paul Carter was found guilty last month 6n 29 charges of conspiracy, fraud and interstate shipment of stolen merchandise. U.S. District Court Judge William Hanson sentenced Carter to serve five years on each of 24 different counts and eight years on five other charges, all concurrently. The scheme involved thousands of dollars in merchandise obtained under false pretenses from nationally known firms. Carter also faces state charges in connection with several other business frauds. _Area Forecast Mostly cloudy with chance of thundershowers Tuesday night and Wednesday. Lows Tuesday night upper 40s. A little cooler Wednesday, highs in upper 60s. Rainfall chances 30 per cent. They Cost Taxpayers Over $1 Billion a Year S.S. Numbers to Be Used to Track Runaway Fathers WASHINGTON (AP) - The secretary of Health, Education and Welfare has ordered the release of Social Security numbers to help track down runaway welfare fathers who cost taxpayers'more than $1 billion annually. The decision by HEW Secretary David Mathews ends a running dispute between two agencies within the department and opens the way for confirmation to a high government post of a scion of the famous Taft •family of Ohio. HEW's Social and Rehabilitation Service, which is responsible for administering the new "Federal Parent Locater Service" to help states track down fathers and collect child support payments, said it needed the Social Security numbers. The numbers would be given to the states for use in tracking missing parents through state records, such as motor vehicle registrations. If a state has exhausted all avenues open to it without success, it can ask HEW to try to trace the missing parent through the IRS, Pentagon or Veterans Administration records. The Internal Revenue Service records tell where the parent is living now, his em- ployer, his earnings, and other assets. But the Social Security Administration had contended that federal privacy laws protected the confidentiality of Social Security numbers of about 100 million wage earners and that it was obligated to furnish only the last known address of the missing parent and his employer. After months of arguing against the release, Social Security Commissioner James B. Cardwell reversed his position under heavy pressure, sources said. Mathews, in his role as referee, issued a memo to his subor- dinates that said he was acting on the basis of legal advice of HEW lawyers and the Justice Department "that the intent of the Parent Locater Service law is for the Social Security numbers to be provided and that that authority is not canceled by the Privacy Act...." HEW estimates that 2.8 million of the 3.4 million families receiving Aid to Families With Dependent Children have absent parents and that about 1.4 million of those parents are financially able to pay for their families' support. When the program is fully implemented nationwide, the department says about $1 billion in child support payments will be collected annually, with a comparable savings to federal and state taxpayers, A sign that the impasse had been resolved came Monday when the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of William Howard Taft IV, great grandson of President William Howard Taft and nephew of Sen. Robert Taft Jr., R-Ohio, as general counsel of HEW. Taft's nomination had been held up for more than a month by Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, who had argued that the numbers should be released.
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