Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 12, 1976 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 72 _ ,IT *„ i . .1 .r, *n» n m i-i Carroll, Iowa. Monday. April 12, 1976 — Ten Pages DoliviTod bv Carrier Kach Kvi-nm K for'soc i>or week 1C- 1 3 C Copy Demos Warned Against Further Delays Pressure on Tax-Sharing Bill -Staff Photo Swing Show Set — Carroll High School art students work on the sets for the Swing Show scheduled for April 23-24. Front row: Tammie Eissens and Tim Dvorak construct the costume heads for the "Teddy Bear Picnic" skit. Second row: Tony Hulsebus and Lisa Petersen paint a saxophone silhouette for a stage background. The show, entitled "Tiger Tales of 76," will begin at 8 p.m. in the Carroll High School auditorium under the direc^n of Roger Hansen. Pictured are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Eissens, Mr. and Mrs. Lanny Dvorak, Mr. and Mrs. Cy Hulsebus and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Petersen. Carter Wins Most of Iowa's Delegates By The Associated Press Democratic presidential hopeful Jimmy Carter has claimed the biggest share of Iowa's delegates to the. Democratic National Convention, but Hubert Humphrey's strength may be Local Guild ,^ Organization is Planned Members of the Ames International Orchestra Festival Guild in Carroll have announced preliminary plans for the organization of a local Guild which will be ancillary to the Ames Festival Guild. Guild activity areas will include: Promoting memberships in the Festival Association and its auxiliary, the Festival guild; membership cards will be available at the Carroll Chamber of Commerce office or from local Guild representatives; concert previews; this includes Prelude programs and Overture dinners which familiarize concert-goers with the symphony's repertoire; and reception planning and hospitality services for the visiting orchestra members. Prelude programs have been scheduled in Carroll for the 76-77 concert season. All patrons of AIOFA are invited to attend. surfacing somewhat in the state. Carter, former Georgia governor, won 17 delegates at the party's six district conventions Saturday. Arizona Congressman Morris Udall emerged with 10. Of the 11 "uncommitted" delegates, four said they would support Humphrey at the convention in New York City. Humphrey says he. is not a candidate for his' party's presidential nomination, but said he would accept a convention draft. Forty delegates were elected from among 300 district candidates, with Iowa's remaining seven to be chosen at the state Democratic convention next month^ (Forty Carroll County Democratic delegates attended the district convention at Creston. John Crystal of Coon Rapids failed in his bid to be named a delegate to the national convention, according to t Joe Schmitz, Carroll County Democratic cha'irman. Chrystal sought election as an uncommitted delegate, Schmitz sa,id. Seven were elected from the district.) The only other contestant in the field Saturday was former Oklahoma senator Fred Harris, He won two delegates, but has dropped out of the , national campaign. Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Demos, See Page 2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats who oppose renewal of federal revenue-sharing are being warned they may hand President Ford a political plum this election year if they delay extending the program. At the height of the 1972 presidential campaign, Richard M. Nixon signed the federal revenue-sharing law with an entourage of, the nation's mayors and governors looking on. The ceremony in front of Philadelphia's Independence Hall was hailed as a political triumph. While there is little doubt that Congress will act this year to Ray's Veto Threat Jolt to Demos By Harrison Weber (Iowa Dally Preu Association) DES MOINES — A verbal poke by Governor Robert Ray seems to have jolted Democratic legislative leaders into presenting a united front on appropriation bills. Although Democrats control both houses, each house was going its separate way until the Republican governor had some harsh words about "overspending." Ray was sharply critical of a bill passed by the Senate last week calling for an appropriation of $20 million for cities and counties. The bill, which passed 41-3. exceeds Ray's budget recommendations by $11 million. Assistance to cities and counties during the current fiscal year totals.$16 million. The governor intimated to reporters that he might have to use his veto pen if he could not see how the total budget picture fits together. He expressed particular concern about major appropriation bills being passed in the closing hours of the session. Ray did hot rule out the possibility of a veto of the assistance act for cities and counties. Governor Ray left little doubt that he would veto bills and call the legislators back into special session if he could not foresee a balanced budget. Speaker of the House Dale Cochran, D-Vincent, agreed with Ray about the $20 million appropriation for cities and counties — $15 million for cities and $5 million for counties. Cochran called it "excessive." That set the stage for a meeting of the Democratic leadership from both houses. House Majority leader Jerome Fitzgerald of Fort Dodge emerged from the meeting saying it had been "very fruitful." What happened during the Legislature, See Page 2 Area Forecast Clear and warmer Monday night with a low from the mid to upper 40s. Partly cloudy, windy and warmer Tuesday with a slight chance of afternoon thundershowers and a high from the mid to upper 70s. Twenty per cent chance of rain Tuesday. extend the program, delays by its Democratic opponents could create a time schedule that would deliver the bill to President Ford at the height of the election campaign in the autumn. "If I were President Ford. I'd be delighted to get this bill in September," said John Gunther, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "Democratic mayors have been screaming to the Democratic leadership for one year: pass it and get it out of the way." In an interview, Gunther also warned that if Congress does not approve the legislation before the summer recess, revenue-sharing opponents in the House may be able to pressure the Senate into accepting provisions that revenue-sharing advocates feel would weaken the program. The legislation has strong bipartisan support in the Senate, and it is unlikely to become a political issue there. But in the House, the bill must pass the House Government Operations Committee, whose chairman. Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Tex, is opposed to it. Both Gunther and Paul Myer. who is monitoring the legislation for the White House, say the Senate bill will be more in line with what revenue-sharing proponents would like than the House bill. If two divergent bills are passed, they would be referred to a conference of House and Senate members to work out the differences. Gunther says he fears that the closer Congress gets to autumn adjournment and time off for campaigning, the more pressure the House conferees will be able to put on their Senate counterparts to back down and accept the House bill or face the prospect of seeing the program end. The program, begun in 1972. is Rec Center Construction — —Stall Photo Construction at the site of the $2 million-plus Carroll Recreation Center has started with earth moving operations. The machine at left was packing down the dirt after the grader leveled off the earth. The 58,124 square-foot building will be located on the northeast corner of the Grant Road-Seventh Street intersection. Construction of the building will start later. Patricia Hearst Up for Sentencing SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Patricia Hearst's judge, reserving his final decision ' on her sentence for armed bank robbery, ordered her committed today for a 90-day psychiatric study. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An'apprehensive Patricia Hearst, facing sentencing for arVned bank robbery, was reported willing to trade her secrets of the terrorist underground for leniency, U.S. District Court Judge Oliver J. Carter, armed with a stack of psychiatric and probationary reports on Miss Hearst, had the option of imposing a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison or as light a punishment as simple probation at a sentencing hearing today. "She's apprehensive, concerned, worried that the judge might sentence her to an institution." one of her attorneys. Al Johnson, said Iowa Employers Will Pay More into Jobless Pay Fund DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa employers will soon be paying more money to keep the unemployment insurance fund from going broke. "As of Thursday, the trust fund had $30 million in it and is paying out better than $3 million a week," said Sen. Cloyd Robinson, D-Cedar Rapids, .chairman of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. Robinson said the legislature has two alternatives — change the unemployment tax base to bring more money in for the fund or to do nothing until next January and let an emergency provision under current law kick in that could cost some businessmen much more. "If we don't do anything, the trust fund will be down to a $6.5 million balance and it will be busted by March, 1977," Robinson said. Currently, Iowa employers are paying an emergency .7 per cent surcharge on the first $6,000 of each employe's salary to keep the fund solvent. But that surcharge is scheduled to expire next January. Robinson is working on a new rate structure based on the New Jersey plan which he intends to present to the Senate soon. "We're looking at raising $125 million to $130 million," he said. "Payout for the next year is projected at $110 million and I want to maintain a $30 million balance." If the legislature does not act, the wage base for the unemployment tax will dip next January to $4,200 from the current emergency $6,000. At that time, Robinson said he expects the emergency 2.7 per cent tax to automatically kick in for all employers. Currently, about 20.per cent of the employers are paying only the .7 per cent surcharge because they have good em- ploye records. As recently as two years ago, 60 per cent of Iowa businesses were paying no unemployment tax because of their records. "Iowa is one of six states that even has a zero rate for stable employment," Robinson said. If his plan is accepted, Iowa will no longer have a zero rate. Instead, employers with good records would pay a 1 per cent unemployment tax on the first $7,000 of each employe's salary. Employers with poor records would pay up to 5.4 per cent. The current ceiling is 4 per cent on a $6,000 base which will revert to 4 per cent on a $4,200 base next January. Should the legislature fail to act now or next January and the fund goes broke, the federal government will lend the fund money to continue to pay jobless benefits. But the federal government will also set new rates for businesses. "When they set the rates, the base will probably be $10,000," Robinson said. Federal officials currently estimate that 30 states will have bankrupt unemployment trust funds by the end of the year — 20 state funds are already broke. Sunday. Johnson said he and chief defense counsel F. Lee Bailey would argue that the one-time kidnap victim has suffered enough. There was no indication what prosecutor James L. Browning Jr. would recommend. . "We're talking about a life which for all intents and purposes has been ruined," said Johnson. "There's no purpose in incarcerating her further." She has been behind bars since her arrest seven months ago. and that time will count toward any prison term. Miss Hearst, who was convicted March 20, was not expected to say anything at the sentencing. Sources have said that Miss Hearst, 22, has developed a lingering resentment of underground radicals who hid her during her months as a fugitive, blaming them in.part for her predicament. She told probation officers who interviewed her that she is willing to tell all she knows about bombings and slayings linked to the underground in an exchange for a light sentence, the sources said. There were indications she would consent to appearing as a witness for the prosecution in other trials of persons linked to the terrorist Symbioncse Liberation Army which abducted her Feb. 4. 1974. But sources said it appeared doubtful she would be strenously sought as a witness. Her credibility was badly damaged when a scheduled to expire Dec. 31. Ford is advocating a 5 :l -i-ycar program that would expire on Sept. 30. 1982, when fiscal 1982 ends. The program's opponents are seeking to limit any extension to 21 months. A shortened program would give them the opportunity to begin chipping away at the renewed program next January, when they would once again begin work on renewal legislation. A compromise of 3 a -i years has been reached in the House subcommittee, but that is subject to change in the full House Government Operations Committee or on the House floor. Bids to Be Taken on Cottages The Board of Directors of New Hope Village will receive bids for three or four cottages and the core of the activities building at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the I.P.S. Building in Carroll. Construction on the cottages and activities building will begin as soon as possible after receiving and accepting the most competitive bid. The first phase of construction is approximately a one million dollar project. The fund drive for construction of New Hope Village is making progress, officials said Monday. The Carroll County drive has resulted in gifts, pledges, and land value in excess of $750,000. The City of Carroll has also budgeted funds to provide sewer and water facilities to the Village. The Calhoun County fund drive is presently under way, with receipts of $19,591.85 reported to date. Audubon County launched a fund drive April 4, with approximately 100 persons working on behalf of the handicapped and New Hope Village. There are 20 applications to become a resident at the Village from Carroll County, 12 from Calhoun County and seven from Audubon County at the present time. There are a total of 75 applications for residency on file at New Hope Village. One hundred per cent of the donations to the Village go for construction because the administrative operation of the Village is financed by receipts from the four Village stores, benefits sponsored by various groups and organizations, and Federal employment programs. Inside Employers rebel at cost of state's jobless trust fund — Page 10. . Busy life is led by minister's wife —PageS. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —Page 3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Relays crown to Denison; Knights 4th, Carroll 7th; Glidden-Ralston girls repeat. Thies sets mark, Knight gals 9th —Pages 6 and 7. In Pennsylvania's Primary Hearst, Sec Page 2 Jackson Seeks Support of Humphrey Democrats By The Associated Press Sen. Henry M. Jackson says he wants support in Pennsylvania's April 27 presidential primary from Democrats .who favor Minnesota Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, a noncandidate who has said he would 1 accept a draft from a deadlocked nominating convention. Meanwhile, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, continuing his criticism of President Ford's foreign policy, promised over the weekend that exiled Soviet author Alexander Spl- zhenitsyn could eat dinner at the Reagan White House any- time. Reagan, the challenger for the GOP nomination whose next major battle with Ford is in the May 1 Texas primary, referred to reports of several months ago that Ford decided not to invite Solzhenitsyn to the White House because it might sour U.S.-Soviet relations. Ford later issued an open invitation to Solzhenitsyn, but the Nobel Prize winner declined.' In a Saturday appearance in Texas, Ford defended his foreign policy and said his campaign is growing stronger in thestate. Jackson, on ABC News' "Is- sues and Answers" program Sunday, said Pennsylvania "is the strongest of all 50 states for Humphrey. A number of people here have Hubert Humphrey as their preference, but they are going to vote I'm not asking my supporte'rs to take a loyalty oath that they're for Jackson all the way." The Washington senator said his hold on such delegates would depend "on the total number of delegates I have and their direct unequivocal support. Whether we can hold off raids depends on our over-all strength." Jackson and Arizona Rep. Morris Udall plan to campaign in Pennyslvania today, while the leader in the Democratic delegate race so far, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, was to spend another day at home in Plains, •Ga. He is due in Pennyslvania Tuesday. The state's primary offers 178 delegates. Reagan, who spoke Saturday in Seattle, took Sunday off. President and Mrs. Ford were at home Sunday. The President scheduled a reception for this afternoon for his election committee. Jackson was scheduled to visit Pittsburgh in the afternoon and Wilkes-Barre in the evening. Udall planned to go after votes in Philadelphia, with a factory tour, handshaking and a meeting with newspaper editors and students before flying to Pittsburgh on his agenda. Udall over the weekend announced the appointment of a new campaign director, but denied .that any shakeup was involved. Humphrey, reiterating that he is not a candidate but would accept the nomination if the convention deadlocks, predicted he would win the general election if nominated. He said he won't try to dissuade uncommitted delegates from supporting him. and wouldn't rule out appearances that might conflict with the campaigns of the announced candidates. Jackson, meanwhile, continued to attack Carter's use of the phrase "ethnic purity" — for which Carter has apologized — saying the apology could only add to the damage. Jackson said. "It raises the question of his judgment." Jackson said Carter had insulted "just about everybody" with the statement. Discuss Issues — Two Carroll County delegates, Ann Schulte and Ron Ferden, discuss issues with Congressman Tom Harkin, center, at the Democratic convention in Creston Saturday.

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