Iov\a a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 -No. 75 Carroll, loWa, Thursday. April 15. 1976- Ten Pages Delivered by Cnrner Kach KvemtiR for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy Federal Funds Cut Off; Some Broke -Staff Photo On Picket Duty — Judy Liechti, left, and Marlene Smith manned a picket line Thursday morning in front of the Farmland Foods, Inc. offices as strike got under way. All 88 of the plant's workers are out and the plant is shut down. Farmland Closed by Union Walkout The pork-canning facility of Farmland Foods, Inc.. in Carroll was shut down early Thursday after a strike was called by Local 440 of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. Pickets were posted around the plant. Salary demands are apparently the main issue in the dispute. Marion (Mike) Benton. plant manager, said the company had offered pay increases on a regular and periodic base and a fixed increase "on what we estimate to be an adequate cost of living raise." The union also wants a cost of living clause inserted into its contract, he added. Benton said 88 workers are out on strike. The average hourly rate at the plant is currently $4.70. An offer by the company, Benton said, would raise the rate to $5.95. Benton said the company's offer would result in an average of $200 more a month than what workers are getting at this time. It would cost Farmland Foods an additional $300.000 a year, he added. Louis Duncan of Denison,' secretary-treasurer of the local, told The Dajly Times Herald the ''issue is economics, the cost of living." He said the union turned down Inside What actions can U.S. take against Cuba? — Page 10. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials — Page 3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports ' Twins'. Decker impressive, Astros sweep Frisco, Big Macs meet tonight — Page 6. an offer of 25 cents an hour, that would be increased in April and October. He said this offer would mean only an increase of $1.25 an hour and after three years, $5.75. Duncan added that he is hopeful that negotiations can be resumed and that the strike will be of short duration. Sewell Couch, Kansas City, an attorney for the company, said no further talks with the -union.have been scheduled, "but we're ready to meet with the union at anytime." There will be no shipments in or out of the plant during the strike's duration, it was reported. "It's regrettable that bargaining has broken down and the union has seen fit to go out on strike," Couch said. "However, we remain on good terms with the union." • "We have good employes and we hope to continue to have good employes in the future," Benton said. Council Against Plan to Convert School to Prison DENISON. Iowa (AP) — The. City Council here has registered its opposition to any plan to use the defunct Midwestern College as a state prison. Proposals before the Iowa Legislature have included one authorizing the purchase and conversion of the college campus and buildings to relieve overcrowding in Iowa's two prisons. In a strongly worded motion Monday night, the council decided to write a letter to Rep. Frank Crabb. R-Denison and Sen. Louis Culver. D-Dunlap, expressing the council's opposition to converting the school to a prison. Candidates Face Financial Bind WASHINGTON (AP) -Most of the presidential candidates, cut off from federal matching funds for nearly a month, are in various stages of financial desperation and some of them are jusFplain broke. The flow of federal matching funds, which had pumped some $12 million into the various campaigns since the first of the year, ended abruptly on March 22 when the Federal Election Commission lost its power to pay out taxpayers' money because of a Supreme Court ruling. It was up to Congress to meet Supreme Court objections to the makeup of the FEC and put the commission back in business. But the bill to do that is just now being 22 Pet. of Highways are 'Poor 9 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa must upgrade 25.288 miles of badly worn roads to keep pace with an estimated 36 per cent increase in traffic in the next 15 years, according to a study by, a research and information agency. The Road Information Program (TRIP) of Washington. D.C., reported'Wednesday that 22 per cent of Iowa's 112.994 miles of roads is rated "poor" or "very poor" by Federal Highway Administration standards. According to the research and information agency. 39.3 per cent of the state's'35.578 bridges are not adequate to handle the maximum vehicle weights and traffic on connecting roads and should be replaced. TRIP emphasizes that there is little danger of these 13.997 structurally weakened and overage bridges collapsing because they are posted for reduced weight limits as a safety precaution. By 1990. the state's 2 million drivers are expected to log more than 26.6 billion annual vehicle miles, a 7 billion increase over 1975. according to TRIP'S study. The study noted traffic volume will grow without a proportional increase in fuel consumption because of the expected development of more efficient engines, wider use of small economy cars, lowered speed limits and fuel savings from better roads. The report, prepared for the Associated General Contractors of Iowa, estimates it would cost $1.5 billion to upgrade the state's substandard roads and $818 million to renew it deficient bridges. The state, counties and municipalities need to spend $231.5 million annually to catch up on road resurfacing and bridge renewal within the next 10 years, the report stated, and this does not include the amount needed for construction of new roads and streets. MOBILE OFFICE Congressman Tom Harkin's mobile office will be in Carroll County April 30. put in final form, and it faces a possible veto by one of the candidates — President Ford. Ford's campaign is one of the few that remains financially healthy, despite the lack of federal matching funds, and in fact is reporting figures that show it is the most solvent campaign. In the latest report on campaign funds, Ford's election committee told the FEC last week it has a cash balance of $777.232 on hand. On the .Democratic side, only former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter and Sen. Henry M. Jackson have reported to the FEC that they are financially sound. Carter told the FEC he had $273.232 on April 1. Jackson. who started the year as one of the richest candidates with more than $1 million, said in his latest report he has $154.015. The financial situation faced by Alabama Gov. George Wallace is somewhat fuzzy. Wallace has been known to have been cutting back, closing headquarters and dismissing paid campaign workers, but his aides maintain his campaign is solvent. Among the other Democratic candidates, five have ceased active campaigning, some of them because of the cutoff of federal funds. Ford's Republican opponent, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, is staging an intensive campaign in Texas but has been borrowing money from banks to finance his campaign. Reagan's last report to the FEC showed he was close to $1 million in the red. "Inaction by Congress on a simple bill to reconstitute the commission has thrown a monkey wrench into the whole process." said Rep. Morris K. Udall. a Democratic candidate whose Pennsylvania primary campaign is plagued by debts that now total some $215.000. . Udall said Wednesday his campaign has "financial laryngitis." although he says the FEC now owes his campaign $300.000. There were these campaign developments on Wednesday: —Udall, Carter and Jackson failed to appear to speak to the American Society of newspaper editors, refusing to cross a picket line thrown up by the National Association of Broadcast Employes and Technicians outside the Washington hotel where the session svas held. The union is striking NBC and had hoped to keep the network from covering the meeting. The three candidates addressed the meeting by telephone. —The office of Ford's press secretary, Ron Nessen. said he plans to attend a rehearsal in New York today of the NBC "Saturday Night" show, on which he is to be a guest, although it means crossing the union picket line. Twisters, Rain, High Winds Cause Heavy Damage in Iowa -Staff Photo Beautify Grounds — Mrs. Richard Happe, Mrs. Norman Schulz. and Mrs. R.B. Morrison plant trees at the Carroll Country Club. Members of the club's Women's Golf Association donated about 50 trees to the golf course. The trees were planted on newly constructed hole 6 by members of the women's club and groundskeepers Tuesday and Wednesday. A total of 70 trees have been planted on the course this year as part of an overall program to provide more shade on the course. Ray Pony Express Riders to Canvass the County Riders from the Carroll Royal Blue Saddle Club and the Manning Easy Riders will canvass Carroll County Friday and Saturday. April 16 and 17. seeking contributions for crippled children. The Carroll club will canvass towns in .the local area Friday evening and Carroll business places Saturday morning. The Manning 'club will collect in the Manning area Friday evening. All contributions must be collected by Saturday noon and turned over to Camp Sunnyside Saturday afternoon. Because of the limited time, the riders hope all contributions are ready when they call. The campaign is promoted by the Pony Express Riders of Iowa. Part of the money collected in the county is returned to help crippled children and the rest is used by Camp Sunnyside, whose facilities are available to all crippled Iowa citizens. Last year more than $2.000 was returned to Carroll County by the Easter Seal Society to help local persons. Reserved Congress Rooms for Wife's Business Proxmire is Charged With Improprieties WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. William Proxmire, an unrelenting critic of government waste and improprieties, boosted his wife's tour business by reserving congressional reception rooms for her customers. Proxmire reserved rooms for her tours "about 30 times over the past five years," but abandoned the practice six months ago following complaints from a rival tour guide, the senator's administrative assistant, Howard Shuman, said Wednesday. Ellen Proxmire has run her private "Washington Whirl-Around" tour business since 1967. She estimated last year that her group shows Washington's sights to 5,000 tourists a year at prices ranging from $8 to $22 per person a day. . Mrs. Proxmire called the matter "a tempest in a teapot." She-said Wednesday she did not feel she received special advantages.. A partner, Barbara Boggs, said she has also reserved rooms on Capitol Hill through her mother-in- law, Rep. Lindy Boggs, D-La. Proxmire, a Democrat from Wisconsin,.was unavailable for comment. Proxmire presents monthly "Golden Fleece" awards.for what he deems "the biggest, most ridiculous or most ironic example of government spending or waste." Recently he has helped disclose lists of Pentagon officials who were entertained by defense contractors. Shuman denied there was any impropriety in Proxmire's reserving rooms for' his wife's tour groups. Mrs. Proxmire said, "Those rooms are available to any association that requests them It's done all the time." But a rival tour guide complained to Senate and House officials that she is at a disadvantage in running her business. Candis 0. Ray charged that other tour guides have trouble getting congressional rooms. "The rest of us may as well go out of business. 1 can't compete with all that congres- sional glitter. I don't have a chance with a senator's wife." she said in an interview Wednesday. Only congressmen can reserve the reception rooms. Users are not charged for the room but they must purchase food or drink from the congressional restaurants. Mrs. Proxmire said Mrs. Ray has a "vendetta" against her and hopes "that I will fold my professional tent and steal away." Another Washington tour guide. Charlotte Williams of .Sunshine International, said her firm obtained a House room last Dec. 8. "It's possible to get the use of a room in one of the buildings on Capitol Hill if you get hold of the congressman in whose district the trade, organization is located." she said. The Senate Rules Committee is investigating Mrs. Ray's complaint, which she lodged originally with the Senate Ethics Committee. She also wrote the House speaker and the House Administration Committee. By The Associated Press A severe weather system swept through Iowa" late Wednesday, spawning tornadoes and damaging high winds in the central part of the state. The twisters, heavy rain and raging winds caused property damage to farms, knocked down a service garage at the Woodward State Mental Hospital and caused some power outages. Authorities at the Woodward hospital complex estimate damage at more than $100.000 to a 12-stall service garage. The storms dumped baseball-size hail on portions of Grundy County and golf ball-size hail in Des Moines. Rocky Lauds at Dinner DES MOINES. Iowa (AP) — Fifty-dollar-a-plate Lincoln Day diners ate pasta and drank red wine at this year's Italian motif GOP fundraiser, helping swell the state party's coffers to a $100.000 surplus. But State Republican Chairman Tom Stoner challenged the party faithful — caterers said some 1.735 were served here Wednesday night — to continue to build the party's war chest and to find more electable candidates for state and national office. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller was the keynote speaker, often praising Gov. Robert Ray and quoting the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln, in whose name the annual affair is held. There was some politicking, but mostly the evening was to build the state party's campaign fund and to have a good time. Despite Iowa Congressman Charles Grassley's off-handed refererence to Ray as "the No. I governor in Iowa." Ray joined Rockefeller in challenging the party faithful "to elect more Republican congressmen to go to Washington to join him (Grassley)." And Grassley said Republicans ought to make Sen. Hubert Humphrey. D-Minn.. "the next secretary of the treasury, where he could pay off the national debt at 10 cents on the dollar, just like he paid off his i presidential) campaign debts." Rockefeller praised President Ford as a man deeply devoted to service who often works from 5 a.m. until II p.m. "1 don't do that myself, but I admire it in him." quipped Rockefeller. "This nation is at peace in the world, t h a n k s 't o Republican leadership." the vice president told the partisan crowd. President Ford has "kept the Republican Party alive" during post-Watergate turmoil. Rockefeller said. And Ford has "given the party new vitality" and will win the presidential nomination because he represents the moderate viewpoint of the majority of Americans. Rockefeller said. Ames had about an inch of rain in little more than an hour. No one was injured when the storm hit the Woodward hospital complex about 8:30 p.m., said Richard Bartel. hospital safety director. Windows were damaged in other buildings, including a 200-person dormitory, Bartel said. He said the storm struck as "quickly as turning on a light switch". Study Anti-Cancer Substance in Urine ANAHEIM, Calif. (API—A chemical with the power to change cancer cells back to normal cells has been extracted from human urine and may explain why some cases of cancer cure themselves, a Baylor University researcher says. If the naturally occurring substance can be made artificially. Dr. S.R.. Burzynski said Wednesday, it could be valuable in cancer therapy because it does not seem to affect normal cells. But the work is in its early stages and has not even been tested in animals, he said. The abnormal, out-of-control growth of cancer cells is believed to be the result of an "error" in their genetic mechanism that controls development. The substance which Burzynski calls antineoplaston apparently detects cells that are getting out of line and feeds them new information that returns them to normal. The substance is so named because it works against neoplasms, or abnormal growths. The study carried out by Burzinski and associates at Baylor, the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute and New York Medical College was reported to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Burzynski said he studied 180 cases in which cancer disappeared for no apparent reason. This happens only in about one in 80.000 cases, he said, "or about four patients in the United Slates each year." The spontaneous regression must have been due to the same mechanism that routinely corrects genetip errors in the body, theorized Burzynski. Cancer-causing forces are continuously triggering abnormal cell growth and would soon kill a person .were it not for such a correction system. Burzynski actually found three kinds of antineoplastons which he said are probably formed in body tissues and pass into the blood and urine. The research team extracted a few micrograms of the substance from more than 100 quarts of urine. When the antineoplastons were mixed with human cancer cells grown in the laboratory, they halted the cancerous development by up to 97 per cent. Burzynski said. They had almost no effect on normal cells. The cancer cells that the substances were effective against "included those of leukemia, osteogenic sarcoma (a type of bone cancen and cervical cancer, he said. Area Forecast Variable cloudiness with occasional thunderstorms through Friday, some possibly severe Thursday night. Continued mild wi'th a low Thursday night around 60 and a high Friday in the mid 70s. Rain chances are 80 per cent Thursday night and 70 per cent Friday. CEA Sign — —Slnff Pholo Carroll High School teachers erected a Carroll Education Association billboard, in western Carroll near U.S. 30. Wednesday afternoon. Top. left: Myron Halverson and Don Oleson nail the sign to the posts. Bottom, left are: Tim Ryan. Robert Rogers. Bill Albright and Mrs. Evorn (Margaret) Halvorsen. The teachers said the sign is designed to show the impact education has had on the development of present day America.
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