Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 No. 70 Carroll. Iowa. Thursday. April 8. 1976 — Twelve Pages IMivrn-rl by Carrier K;irh KvonuiK for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy -Staff Photo Working on Lines — Linemen for Iowa Public Service, renovating the power system along U.S. 30 north of Carroll, .were busy Wednesday afternoon. Working on the pole is Gene Becker and below near the truck, Neil Ludwig. Becker installed new insulators and removed the old cross arms and wires as part of the overall maintenance of the electric lines. Blast Claims Are Settled Out of Court CLARION, Iowa (AP) — A Wright County judge Thursday approved secret, ou.t-of-court settlements of combined lawsuits stemming from a 1973 explosion in Eagle Grove. Thirteen persons died in a blast and fire at the Chatterbox Cafe Feb. 2,1973. Testimony regarding claims filed on behalf of the estates of the victims, totaling more than $10 million, was to have begun April 12. ^ The defendants were Iowa Public Service Co; of Sioux City, Bpone Valley Cooperative Processing Association and the City of Eagle Grove. Acting in cooperation, the three reached settlement agreements with representatives of the estates of all 13 blast victims, according to a statement from the utility. The fatal blast was investigated by the Iowa Fire Marshal's office, the* Iowa Commerce Commission and the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and extensive discovery proceedings had been conducted by counsel for <S»S»;w:«SwH«»5?s?8WS3W?S:¥HS Inside Women's news — Page 4. Editorials — Page 3. Deaths, daily record, late news, markets — Page 2. Sports Bruce: will pass more; Masters' unfolds, ISU boss enthused over brother team — Pages 6 and 7. the parties. "While it's believed this was one of the most thorough and time-consuming investigations of its kind, neither the source nor the substance which fueled the explosion was determined," the statement said. Claims, See Page 2 Truckers Aid in Capture of Two Bandits HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) Law officers got an assist Wednesday night from a pair of truckers using citizens band radios and captured two armed robbery suspects 18 minutes after the reported robbery. Sheriff Duane Payne alerted state troopers working Interstate 35 that a holdup had occurred at Popejoy, in southwestern Franklin County. An ambulance driver en route to Des Moines sighted the getaway car. Troopers relayed a description of the vehicle to southbound truckers, who boxed the bandits' car between their trucks until a trooper arrived to make the arrest. The two occupants of the car, John Rowson, 19, rural Sheffield, and Denny Craig, 25, Mason City, were in custody here Thursday on charges of armed robbery with aggravation and conspiracy to .commit a felony. Not Ready to Write Off Moderate Wing U.S. Sees China Ties on Course WASHINGTON (AP) China watchers in the United States are not ready to write off the moderate wing in Peking despite the dismissal of Teng Hsiao-ping, the ill-fated heir to Chou En-lai, from all party and government posts. ' U.S. specialists on Chinese affairs, including CIA Director George Bush, former chief of the U.S. liaison office in Peking, expect the growing accommodation with Washington to remain on course with the elevation of Hua Kuo-feng as premier. Significantly, with Teng's dismissal by Chairman Mao Tsetung, came word that a close associate of the fallen $144,592 Received by County Carroll County received over $144,592 in federal revenue sharing funds this week, according to U.S. Congressman Tom Harkin, who said he wants to see the program continued. The program is due to expire December 30,1976, unless it is renewed by Congress. Harkin said the county government received $96.327, bringing the total amount received by the county government since the program began in 1972, to $1,653,463. The remaining funds were distributed among the county's local governments in the following manner, Harkin said: Govt. Ami. Reed. Arcadia Breda Carroll Coon Rapids Dedham Clfdden Halbur Lanesboro Lldderdale Manning Ralston Templeton Wllley S 495 1,015 35,170 2,306 812 2,105 669 224 276 4,277 218 631 67 Ami. Reed. to Data J B,775 15,070 579,946 43,171 10,595 37,450 10,788 3,729 4,486 90,961 3,550 16,483 1,213 Harkin said he was confident the revenue sharing program would be extended, but he added, "Like many local government officials in Iowa. I've been frustrated by the amount of time it has taken the Government Operations Committee to complete consideration of the program's renewal." Harkin said he had written Congressman Jack Brooks, chairman of the committee, to renew his call for faster action on the bill. Last December Harkin urged the committee to give the renewal proposal swift approval, so local governments could proceed with , financial planning with firm knowledge that the federal funds would be available. However, the committeee has not yet approved the proposal, and many local governments have already drawn up their budgets for next year, "not knowing whether they can count on revenue sharing funds, "Harkin said. "Local governments have already had to make too many decisions based on this uncertainty," Harkin said in his letter to Brooks. "We must let them know the funds will be available, and we must let them know as soon as possible." first vice premier and a fellow moderate, Li Hsien-nien, had appeared in public receiving the Laotian ambassador. Last year, as Chou's health declined, Li shared with Teng the prominent duties of hosting foreign visitors. He is an economic specialist svhose future may tell a lot about China's intentions. Bush described the promotion of Hua to succeed Chou as likely to have a stabilizing influence. U.S.-Chinese relations "will not be adversely affected," he predicted. At the State Department, meanwhile, officials said "personalities" play only a secondary role in dealings between the two countries. Spokesman Robert L. Funseth, quoting Secretary Henry A. Kissinger, said foreign policy depends primarily on how the two countries perceive their national interests. Hua is not considered a radical but rather a compromise choice in a continuing struggle between Chou-sty le moderates and radicals for eventual control of China after Mao dies. The violent demonstrations in vast Tien An Men Square on Monday were partly expressions of affection for Chou but also, it is believed here, a signal by moderate forces that Teng continued to have support among the people and within the government. The fact that Teng's dismissal followed so quickly appears to indicate that the effort backfired. The official Chinese announcement of Hua's promotion pointedly refers to the demonstrations as "an antagonistic contradiction." Thousands of Chinese marched through Peking's main square today, waving banners, singing revolutionary songs and beating gongs to celebrate the installation of Hau Kuo-feng as premier of China and the downfall of his rival. Teng Hsiao-ping, residents of the Chinese capital reported by telephone. The procession of students, workers and others through Tien An Men Square started at dawn and continued throughout the day, the sources said. Security units were reported posted around the vast square. "It's a great, colorful, noisy celebration, but it appears to be highly organized," one resident said. Some of the marchers carried portraits of Communist party chairman Mao Tse-tung. but there were none of Hua or any other leaders, the sources said. The demonstration was the government's answer to the violent demonstration in the Collection Rate Increases for County Ambulance Service Ends Drive — Former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris is ending his active campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination because of a lack of money. But the "New Populist" will remain a declared candidate and attempt to influence the party platform at its nomination convention in New York in July. By Myron Williams The Carroll County Ambulance Service made 190 trips during the last three months, it was reported at the quarterly meeting of the Carroll County Ambulance Commission Wednesday night. The calls, broken down by cities, are: Carroll, 149; Coon Rapids, 22; Manning, 14, and Breda, 5. The total service charge for the three-month period was 1 $8,649.05. The ambulance service charges $35 per call-out fee and 50 cents a "loaded mile" if the call is outside of the Carroll city limits. Other expenses not included in the call-out fee are dressings used and oxygen. To date, the service has collected 93 per cent of its total service charges. This is up from 91 per cent collected at the end of 1975. During the quarter, $10,623.63 was collected. "The total amount collected is better than what I expected," said Larry Cruchelow, ambulance service director. "This percentage is better than other ambulance services which we have checked." The service has collected $77,879.63 out of total charges of $86.801.28 since its start in January. 1974. In other commission business. Bill Swain, general agent for Dailey Brothers Circus of Gonzales, Texas, told the commission his circus would be in this area May 22. Swain suggested to the commission that they sponsor the circus as a fund raising event! More money is needed for the heart monitor the service is planning to buy. Cruchelow said. The circus might help raise the additional $800 or so they still need, he added. A motion that the commission sponsor the Bill to Conduct Census Every 5 Years Moving in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans would be asked to fill out national census forms every five years in order to supply the government with more.up-to-date population figures, according to legislation moving through Congress. Citizens who refuse to answer the census questions would not be subject to penalties under the measure, passed by the House on Wednesday. The Constitution requires a census every 10 years and one has been taken every decade since 1790. The House-passed bill would establish an additional census at the middle of every decade, beginning in 1985. "This is a rapidly changing nation and 10 years is too long to wait for accurate information on the population." said the bill's sponsor. Rep. Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo. "Too many plans are based on population statistics to accept out-of-date information." she said. "Many government agencies and private groups already are making surveys of segments of the population at the middle of the decade." The bill, passed on a voice vote and sent to the Senate. was amended to remove all penalties to those who refuse to answer census questions. Rep. John M. Ashbrook. R- Ohio, in proposing the amendment removing penalties, said, "The citizens are tired of the federal government prying into their lives. If they don't want to a n s w e r questions, they shouldn't be penalized." Present law provides jail terms of from 60 days to one year and fines from $100 to $10.000 for refusing to answer census questions. The Schroeder bill originally would have reduced the maximum fine to $1.000 and eliminated the jail terms. "We need some sort of penalty to get people to take the,census seriously and take the time to fill out the form." Mrs. Schroder said in arguing against Ashbrook's amendment which was adopted 248 to 140. Another amendment would forbid mid-decade census data from being used for redistricting congressional districts. Fears by congressmen of more frequent redistricting have held up other bills seeking to establish a mid-decade census. Similar census legislation was first considered in the early 1960s. Businesses that use census /data in making marketing decisions have strongly supported a mid-decade census. Vincent Accepts Finance Post Gene Vincent, Carroll businessman, has accepted appointment as Carroll County finance chairman for the Republican Central Committee, Dr. M.J. Hall, county GOP chairman, announced Thursday. Vincent will get the money-raising campaign under way immediately, Dr. Hall said. Funds are needed to pay state dues and help finance the campaigns of local candidates. Plans are also being made for attendance at the Lincoln Day dinner in Des Moines, April 14, where Vice President Nelson Rockefeller will speak. Traffic Deaths DES MOINES. Iowa | AP) — The Iowa highway death count through midnight Wednesday as prepared by the Iowa Department of Public Safety: This year to dale—147. Last year to dale—134, circus with the city's permission was approved. While in Carroll, the circus would need a 200 to 300-fool seclion of ground and aboul 800 gallons of water a day, Swain said. The circus would present two shows. The heart monitor will cost $4.000. Over $3,100 has been raised through donations, Cruchelow said. The service's goal is to purchase the monitor in the next two months. Cruchelow is also looking into the purchase of an electronic stethoscope to check blood pressure in the ambulance. The director recommended Ihe hiring of Joe Vanderheiden as a full lime emergency medi-ca 1 lechnician. Vanderheiden has recently compleled a government training program and is certified as an EMT. The service now employes seven full time and five part time employes, Cruchelow stated. Cruchelow wants to slarl an EMT course in September through December in the Des Moines Area Community College's (DMACC) program here. To hold an EMT class through DMACC, a need in the area for EMT's has to be shown, the director said. The need could be shown in Breda where there are no EMT's. Cruchelow suggested. The course also will be made Ambulance, See Page 2 Area Forecast Mostly clear Thursday night, lows around 40. Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer Friday, highs around 70. square Monday that apparently accelerated the party Politburo's decision to try to decide the power struggle that has been going on since the death of Premier Chou En-lai Jan. 8. The Peking correspondent for Kyodo, the Japanese news agency, reported that the demonstrations began about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the streets of Peking. Me said most of the demonstrators were factory workers who arrived by truck, chartered bus and car. "Aside from the organized demonslralors, Ihere were no signs of citizens on the the China, See Page 2 EFT Bill Approved by House DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has acted to enable banks and other financial institutions to move into "electronic fund transfer" I EFT) systems. It passed 86-5 and sent to the Senate Wednesday a bill lo regulale the establishment and use of satellite facilities where you can electronically order your bank to pay for merchandise you buy instead of writing a check. The measure came up unexpectedly in the House on a day which the leadership had planned to devote to other measures. Before passing Ihe bill, the House resisted an effort by Rep. Robert Bina, D-Davenport, to allow lowans to make electronic transactions between stores in Iowa border counties and banks in adjacent counties of neighboring states, and vice versa. It also decided that no bank should be allowed to establish satellite facilities outside an area consisting of counties where it has bank offices, plus immediately surrounding counties. As originally written, the bill would have imposed that ban only until July 1. 1978. But an amendment by Rep. Arthur Small. D-Iowa City, struck out the cutoff date. "Let's see how the system is going to work out," said Small, chairman of the House Commerce Committee. He said the next legislature can expand the area where a bank or other financial institution may establish House, See Page 2 Top State Health Officials Back Ford's Flu Shots Plan ATLANTA (AP) — Gambling with swine-like influenza would be gambling with human life, many of the nation's top state health officials say in supporting President Ford's unprecedented plan to immunize 213 million Americans. Although the $135 million- program announced last week and already approved by the House creafed controversy, a survey by The Associated , Press showed most state medical authorities agree with the President. Where objections exist, they mainly.are technical. "You can't take chances with people's lives," said Dr. Maynard Mires, director of New Hampshire's Division of Public Health. "You have to take drastic steps in dealing with drastic illnesses," said Dr. Herbert Domke, director of the Missouri Division of Health. "Influenza is a bad disease. The possible pandemic would be a health disaster." ' "We put $li8 billion into our health system nationally," said Dr. Leonard Bachman, Pennsylvania's health secretary. "If we could put in * $135 million and prevent 20.000 deaths, I think it's the right decision. What have you lost if you've done it?" "Prevention aspects are so much cheaper than the human .suffering," said Dr. Dwight Metzler, Kansas' secretary of health and environment. A virus which scientists say had characteristics of the swine strain swept the world in 1918 and 1919, killing 20 million persons, including 548.000 in the United States. By comparison, the Asian flu of the 1950s killed 80,000 Americans and the Hong Kong flu of the 1960s killed 33,000. The swine-type strain in humans disappeared after the pandemic but researchers at the U.S. Center for Disease Control here suspect it or a similar type reoccurred recently at Ft. Dix, N.J., where one soldier died and many other persons became ill. Those exposed showed antibodies in their blood similar to the swine strain. The researchers said they fear the isolated outbreak could be the first ripple of a new wave that could strike the nation this fall. "We still have a lot of ques- tions, but if we wait for the questions to be answered, it could be too late to do anything about it," said Jim Corning of South Dakota's Communicable Disease Division. "Always before we've operated on a hindsight basis. For the first time, we're operating on a foresight basis." "Certainly, we can't wait until an epidemic hits us." said Dr. John Counts, chief of the Bureau of Disease Control of the Arizona Health'Services Department. Connecticut's health commissioner. Dr. Douglas Lloyd, expressed concern that the massive effort lo immunize against influenza might jeopardize efforts against olher diseases. "This is one priority in competing priorities," he said. "We're not sure this is going to be an epidemic.'it doesn't seem to justify such a crash program." But he said high risk patients, such as those with heart, lung or kidney problems, the young and the elderly definitely should be immunized. -Siaff Photo Loading the Surrey The Kuemper High School musical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" will be staged Friday through Sunday. Pictured is Curley (Mike Cawley) loading the surrey for Laurey (Gail Reicks). They are the children of Dr. and Mrs. Paul T. Cawley and Mrs. Larry Reicks. About 120 students are involved in the production. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. performances may be obtained from students enrolled in performing arts classes or at the door. The Friday night production is sold out.
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