a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 71 Carroll. Iowa. Friday. April 9, 1976 — Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Kach Kvenmu for fiOc I'er Week Copy Carter Apology for Ethnic Neighborhood References By The Associated Press Jimmy Carter restated today for one of the nation's leading civil rights groups his apology for using the words "ethnic purity" in remarks about neighborhoods. In a telegram reply to questions about the remark from the National Urban League, Carter repeated his apology of Thursday, calling the phrase an "unfortunate choice of words. ' He also said again that he recognized the desire of ethnic groups to live with "those of a similar culture and social heritage" but wouldn't favor the federal government's "initiating action exclusively aimed at forcing a particular Debate is Halted by Outburst DES MOINES, Iowa (AP).—• The Iowa House Friday removed from an election law revision bill a provision which its critics say would mean and end to land annexations by cities. It then passed the bill 62-27 and returned it to the Senate. ethnic or economic mix in such a neighborhood." Copies of the telegram were distributed in Cleveland, where Carter was campaigning. On the Republican side, President Ford criticized Carter for evading the issues, then prepared to head for Texas and appearances today in San Antonio and Dallas, and Saturday in Dallas, El Paso and Amarillo. Ford is after delegates to be picked in the May 1 Texas primary. His Republican challenger, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, visited Texas earlier this week and said he would return Wednesday. Carter, the former Georgia governor, touched off a flurry of discussion Thursday when he apologized for remarks he made in South Bend, Ind.. on ethnic'neighborhoods. Carter had told reporters Tuesday, "I'm not trying to say I want to maintain with any kind of government interference the ethnic purity of neighborhoods. What I say is the government ought not to take as a major purpose the intrusion of alien groups into a neighborhood, simply to establish that intrusion." At a Philadelphia news conference Thursday, he called his use of the phrase "ethnic purity" "a very serious mistake." And later at Allentown, Pa., he told a gathering. "What I should have said was neighborhoods with ethnic character and ethnic heritage. What I meant was that people with the same ethnic background have chosen to live together." But fellow Democrats seeking theparty's presidential nomin a t i o n , particularly Udall. seized the opportunity to attack Carter. "There is no place in this land for thinly veiled hints of the politics of racial division," said the Arizona congressman. The three Democratic candidates were in Pennsylvania to win support of the 134 delegates who will be chosen in the primary. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House was set Friday for another try at passing an election law bill rendered controversial by the addition of politically inspired amendmentsf The measure was sailing toward a final vote Thursday : when the debate was abruptly halted by an outburst of criticism for the Democratic leadership. • An amendment by Rep. Jack Woods, D-Des Moines, adopted on a voice vote, to restrict annexation of territory by cities triggered the trouble. Woods' amendment would require approval by a majority of all the registered voters in both the city and the area to be annexed for an annexation to become effective. Rep. Tom Higgins. D-Davenport, complained that the amendment would virtually ban any future "normal growth" by cities. But his attempt to suspend the rules to reconsider it failed on, a 48-48 tie vote, with all the Democratic leaders voting against reconsideration. That brought Rep. Tom Preparatory Accord on Nuclear Checks Hard Line — Prime Minister James Callaghan promises the British "no soft options, no easy promises" in meeting their most severe'economic test since the Depression. Previously foreign secretary. Callaghan became Britain's 69th prime minister upon being elected to succeed Harold Wilson as Labor party leader. Tauke, R-Dubuque. to his feet to needle the leadership. "I don't know if most of you realize it," Tauke said, "but we have just said it takes a majority of all the registered voters in both the city and the area to be annexed to approve an annexation. "And what is more ridiculous is that we were trying to put together a bill Elections, See Page 2 MOSCOW (AP) — The United States and the Soviet Union have reached preliminary agreement on an accord that would provide for on-site inspection of peaceful nuclear explosions, it was announced here today. U.S. Ambassador Walter J. Stoessel Jr.. who headed the American delegation to the talks, said he and his Soviet counterpart had reached agreement Thursday at delegation level. The talks began in September 1974. The preliminary agreement must be discussed by the two governments before initialing, signing and ratification. Stoessel met with his Soviet opposite number, Igor M. Mo- rokhov. first deputy chairman of the Soviet state committee on utilization of nuclear energy. 92 times in plenary sessions. Both were backed up by experts. The talks were frequently interrupted by recesses for consultations on the highly detailed provisions of the agreement. Delay in reaching the agreement controlling peaceful nuclear explosions had technically held up a nuclear weapons limitation treaty which was to have gone into effect March 31. ' That treaty was negotiated in 1974. However,, both sides agreed March 31 to act as if the nuclear weapons treaty had gone into force because an early settlement was expected on peaceful explosions. It was felt that the nuclear weapons treaty needed to be complemented by an accord on peaceful explosions to avoid any confusion over nuclear blasts. The question of on-site inspection was at the center of the dragged-out Moscow negotiations on peaceful explosions. This problem apparently has been cleared up, but no details were given. The Soviets have a well- charted program for using nuclear blasts to make dams and reservoirs, extinguishing oil well fires, alter the course of rivers and to open mines. The United States has conducted some experimental explosions but has a less developed program than the Soviets, sources here said. Bicentennial 'County Fair' on June 26 An early American Carroll County Fair will be held at the Little League Baseball Park area east of Grant Road on June 26, the chairmen of the bicentennial planning committee decided Thursday night. The bicentennial parade will travel through the downtown Carroll business district and finish at the Carroll football field. A narrator will be present at the football field to explain the historical significance of each float. Committee woman Mrs. Robert Kraus said. The committee had previously planned to have the June 26 patriotic activities at Graham Park, west of Grant Road. Because of parking problem's and the i Fair, See Page 2 Area Forecast Variable cloudiness with a chance of thundershowers Friday night and Saturday. Lows Friday night lower 50s. Rainfall chances 30 per cent Friday night and Saturday. Their campaigns took them out of the state today. Humphrey, the Minnesota senator, said again he wouldn't run in the primaries but would accept the nomination of a deadlocked convention. He got a rousing reception in Pittsburgh at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention. And Gov. Milton Shapp — himself once a presidential candidate — said Humphrey is in a "strong position" to win the nomination. Udall. who spoke to reporters in Philadelphia before leaving for Washington, said Carter's Indiana statement might have been an attempt to woo supporters of Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Wallace is on the Pennsylvania ballot but has done little campaigning. Jackson, the senator from Washington, said Carter is "going to be explaining that for a long time." Carter, who left for Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday night, denied any racial meaning in his statement. "I would not take a racial attitude or discriminatory attitude toward any group. If 1 did. I would withdraw from the race, "he said. Carter said his earlier remarks were "carelessly used" and "unfortunate." Jackson met privately twice with labor leaders at the AFL- CIO gathering and then posed for pictures with United Steelworkers President I.W. Abel. Abel said official endorsement of a candidate must come from COPE, the political branch of the AFL-CIO. He did call Jackson a "close personal friend." Abel said. "He wouldn't be here if he wasn't considered a friend." Jackson also stopped in Harrisburg to meet with Shapp before driving back to Washington. Shapp called Jackson the strongest Democratic contender in the state but said Humphrey still has the best chance of winning the nomination at the July convention in New York. None of the candidates on the ballot will run away with the race in Pennsylvania. Shapp said. "Humphrey, at this time, is in a strong position to have the convention turn to him." said Shapp, who dropped out of the presidential race after poor showings in the Massachusetts and Florida primaries. Humphrey was greeted by Politics, See Page 2 Break Ground for Complex — -Starr Photo A'ground breaking ceremony was held at the site of the proposed Wall Lake recreational complex Thursday afternoon. From left: Larry Foust. Wall Lake 7-12 school principal: Gene Boeckman. fund drive chairman, and Richard "Doc" Blum, president of the Wall Lake Chamber of Commerce. In the background are Pittman Construction of Wall Lake earth moving machines. The ground breaking took place where the 50-yard line on the new football field will be. Over half of the money for the complex has already been raised through a community fund raising- pledge drive. Wall Lake Launches Drive to Finance Own Rec Project Inside School papers — Pages 3 and 8. Women's news, church notes —Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Aaron sparks Brewers' win. expansion teams grab linemen. Floyd in Masters' lead —PageS. WALL LAKE — A campaign to raise funds to finance a recreational project is under way here. The campaign was launched after an application for federal money was turned down. Gene Boeckman. chairman of the drive, said Friday $86.000 in pledges have been raised in the community during the past week. About a third of the people here have been contacted. About 260 persons attended a banquet held in the school gym Wednesday night and pledged $26.000. Boeckman said about $74.000 above current pledges is needed to meet the costs of the proposed project. He added he is confident the funds can be raised after the rest of the community is contacted. Pledges thus far have ranged from $10 to $5.000. It is hoped $30.000 can be raised in the next two weeks: but in any event. Boeckman said, the drive will continue until the goal is reached. If the campaign is successful, the project will be located on 20 acres northwest of here donated by the Wall Lake Savings Bank. H. F. •Schroeder. a Wall Lake farmer, last year traded 20 acres for 57 acres owned by the bank. Included in the complex would be a practice softball field, a game softball field, a football field with an all-weather track, home bleachers on the east and visitors' bleachers on the west, a concession stand, large parking areas, two tennis courts, a basketball court and a handball court. The.present baseball field will still be used. The old football field will be kept as a practice field. Boeckman said. Lighting is planned for the game softball field, the football field and handball, basketball and tennis courts. Bill G r u n d m e y c r. a n engineering instructor at Iowa Stale University in Ames, drafted the plans for I lit- complex. The community would save $90.000 in interest over a 15-year period if a bond issue can be avoided, Boeckman said. Pledges can be paid all at once June 1 of this year, or in three yearly installments due each June 1 for three years. Boeckman said. The Wall Savings Bank will lend the money for cont ruction interest-free. Boeckman said. It will be paid back when all pledges have been collected. It is hoped the football field will be completed for the first game. Sept. 9. Seating for the new football field would accommodate 1.000 home fans and 400 visitors. Pittman Construction of Wall Lake would move the dirt and level off the land. Chances of Wall Lake losing its school will be minimized if the district is consolidated with another district in the future. Richard "Doc" Blum, president of th,e Wall Lake Chamber of Commerce, said in commenting on' the advantages of having the complex at Wall Lake. Soviets Expected to Buy U.S. Grain WASHINGTON (AP) — Administration farm experts say the Soviet Union is likely to buy more U.S. grain in the next few months, though no deal is imminent. They deny the Soviets are stockpiling U.S. grain for export. Don Paarlberg, USDA director of economics, said new figures which showed that retail food-prices leveled off during the first quarter are proof that Soviet grain sales have not hurt American consumers. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Richard Bell, who criticized a Senate subcommittee staff report on Soviet grain buying, said, "We expect that there will be sales of grain," to Russia before a new five-year grain agreement takes effect with deliveries on Oct. 1. Discussions with major U.S. export firms are continuing "but there's been no decision on the part of the Soviets to move ahead" on new purchases at this time. Bell said. The long-term agreement does not involve grain already purchased by Russia. It calls for delivery of at least six million tons of wheat and corn annually beginning this fall. Russia can buy up to eight million tons a year without further consultation with U.S. officials. The five-year agreement was examined in a report issued by the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on multinational corporations, headed by Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Franch Church of Idaho. Church announced that the subcommittee would hold a hearing on the agreement later this spring. "For all we know, the Soviet Union may be storing U.S. grain in elevators of American companies in Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Hamburg," Church said in a statement. "This grain may never end up in the Soviet Union, but instead may be exported as Soviet grain to other destinations," But Regents Have a Place to Spend it ! 3 Schools Saved $616,973 in Fuel, Power 'Slaves 9 at Work — Kuemper High School students from Halbur washed a school bus Thursday afternoon as part of their Catholic Youth Organization's fund-raising activities. Eighteen seniors from the Halbur area were "sold" at a slave auction this week. Each student will work four hours for the - Staff Photo person "buying" them. The jobs include washing a large truck on Saturday, raking, spring cleaning, and babysitting. The students raised $500 from the auction to be donated to Kuemper "Project 76." a higher education scholarship given to four Kuemper students each year. VINTON. Iowa (AP) — The three state universities saved an estimated $616,973 in fuel and purchased electricity in 1975-76, but the state Board of Regents staff has a place to spend it. In a report prepared for the board at its meeting here Friday, the staff proposed that the savings be spent on organizational units short of power money. Any funds left over would help offset the cost of enrollment increases or fund other general operations. The Iowa Senate this "session approved a bill which would let the universities put any fuel money saved into other institutional needs. The board said the savings resulted even though actual expenditures for fuel rose as much as 9.1 per cent over last year for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. The Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight-Saving School experienced decreases of 7.5 and 8.7 per cent, respectively. The U of I paid 1K1 percent less for purchased electricity in 1975-76 compared to the previous year, the board study showed. But UNI and the two special schools paid more — as much as 23.2 per cent in the case of UNI. Figures were not available forlSU. In action Thursday, the board agreed lo seek a two-month extension of a purchase agreement with the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City for acquisition of the congregation's old church building land. Under a contract between the board and the P r e s b y t e r i a n s . t h e congregation will deliver to the board by May 1 land at Clinton and Market Streets where the church stands. But the church and an adjacent education wing would be torn down. Iowa City attorney Kmil Troll, president of a group called Friends of Old Brick i FOB i told the board that the church, known as "Old Brick" and built in 1856. is on the National Register of Historic Places. He said his group would like the board to buy the land and turn over the building to FOB for a "nominal price, about $1" for at least 22 years as an historic landmark and offices for v a r i o u s social action agencies. Anolher member of FOB. Mrs. James A. Van Allen, wife of an internationally known U of I scientist, told the board that "all of us are trustees of our cultural environment." But several board members expressed reservations about getting an educational agency, such as the regents, into the business of preserving historic landmarks. Instead of agreeing to buy the land for $140.000 and turning the building over to FOB. the board decided to seek an extension on the contract with the Presbyterians until July 1 in hopes that FOB. the board and the Presbyterians can reach accord. One alternative under consideration is to have the board buy the land, turn over the church building to FOB and let FOB get a privale loan to buy the package from the board over a period of years.
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