Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 16, 1976 · Page 1
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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 76 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, April 16, 1976 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier p:ach Evening for 60c Per Week Single Copy Carter Charges Opponents Ganging Up 'to Stop Me' By The Associated Press Jimmy Carter said today that supporters of his Democratic presidential rivals are "now locking together in a very tight-knit effort to stop me" and create a deadlocked national nominating convention. Carter told a private fundraising breakfast in Washington that "some of the labor organizations who profess openly they know (Sen. Henry M.) Jackson doesn't have a chance to be president support him openly because of that." The former Georgia governor said his opponents "are making an effort to create a deadlocked convention by stopping me in Pennsylvania," site of an April 27 primary that is the next major test among the announced leading candidates for the Democratic nomination. Carter did not specify what form this "tight-knit effort" is taking but said "whether someone is supporting Sen. (Hubert) Humphrey, Frank Church, Mo Udall, Scoop Jackson or Jerry Brown they are now coordinating very tightly their effort to stop, Jimmy Carter." In another political development, Ohio Secretary of State Ted W. Brown ruled today that Republican Ronald Reagan and Democrat George C. Wallace can appear on state's June 8 presidential primary ballot. Brown had disqualified both candidates from the ballot earlier on the basis they lacked sufficient valid signatures on nomination petitions, but said a recount showed they were eligible. Reagan, meanwhile, campaigned today in Texas, where he faces President Ford in the GOP primary May 1. The White House said Ford will visit Indiana next Thursday and Georgia next Friday. Primaries in the two states 'are May 4. A White House spokesman said Ford also plans to campaign in Tennessee but that no definite Law Enforcement Districts Bill Ok'd DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislation to authorize formation of unified law enforcement districts was passed 56-14 by the Iowa House Thursday. The measure came under attack from legislators who said it could increase local property taxes. But Rep. C. W. Hutchins, D- Guthrie Center, emphasized that could happen only if approved by the voters and the bill would make possible more effective law enforcement'in areas that can't afford it now. Formation of unified law enforcement districts is Jobs, Flu Bill Signed WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1.94-billion bill to finance various job programs, and including $135 million to carry out a nationwide swine flu immunization program, has become law. The bill provides the resources needed "to achieve our goal of making the influenza vaccine available to every American by the end of the year," said President Ford, who signed the bill on Thursday. The immunization program was launched to protect Americans against a swine-type strain of virus believed responsible for a half million deaths in the United , States during 1918-19. Also included in the bill was $1.2 billion for public service jobs designed to keep the present level of 315,000 persons employed in special programs by state and local governments through next January. The measure also included $528.4 million to provide 888,000 jobs for young people this summer; $55.9 million for 15,000 jobs for the elderly; and $23 million for summer recreation and community programs. permitted by present law but it is funded by federal money through the Iowa Crime Commission. ' The federal funding is due to end soon, Hutchins said, and an alternative funding plan must be devise'd to start or continue unified systems. Decatur County has established a countywide law enforcement system and other counties want to follow suit, he said. The bill would permit cities, counties and townships or portions of them to form law enforcement districts if the voters approve it by referendum. A property tax of up to six mills could be levied to pay costs of the Jaw enforcement district, again providing that the voters approve. Under the bill, the uniform district could encompass more than one county. Rep. Richard Welden. R-Iowa Falls, said the levy would be in addition to any federal, state or local funds available for law enforcment. He said the levy would not come under present statutory limits on local taxation and the result would be "strong pressure to shift law enforcment costs to this levy." But Rep. Arlo Hullinger, D- Leon, said Decatur County very much wants to continue its unified system because •'we get better law enforcement. "We used to have about four full time people engaged in law enforcement. Now we have about nine. "Only about 14 to 15 per cent of all crimes were cleared up before we had countywide enforcement. Better than 70 per cent were solved last year. "We now have a 24-hour patrol of county roads. Last year, we had no verified reports of livestock thefts. Livestock theft is a serious problem in rural areas." The bill now returns to the Senate for action on House amendments. Turn Clocks Forward on 25th of April WASHINGTON (AP) -The regular schedule for Daylight Saving Time will take effect again this year, with long days beginning a half-year run on April 25, when most Americans will turn the clock forward one hour. Congress considered new legislation this year, but the efforts were blocked and the 1966 Uniform Time Act took effect again, providing for DST from the last Sunday in April through the last Sunday in October. In January 1974, at the height of the Arab oil embargo, provisions of the 1966 law were suspended after Congress concluded that energy could be saved through year-around observance of DST. But before long, lawmakers heard the protests of farmers and rural parents who sought , the early-morning daylight hour, and standard time was returned in October 1974. In 1975. the nation had eight months of DST and the Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill decreeing eight months of DST every year, beginning in February, but the legislation failed. Backers of extended DST have cited Department of Transportation studies that found fast time can save a slight amount of energy, hold down street crime and probably reduce the number of car accidents. Woman Dies in Truck Crash BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) —' A Cedar Rapids woman was killed Friday in a traffic accident involving two semi-trailer trucks at the interchange of Interstate-80 and Iowa 21 near here. Authorities say the victim. Janice Campbell, 34, was riding in a semi trailer's cab operated by Richard English, 47, Cedar Rapids. times or places have been scheduled. Reagan scheduled eight days of campaigning in Tennessee next month in preparation for the state's May 25 presidential primary. In Washington, Carter said a brokered convention would be a serious mistake for the party. He contended that Humphrey would have been 'elected in 1968 "if we had not gone through the divisive experience of a brokered convention." Carter, who has been critical of Humphrey in the past, said the Minnesota senator "would have made and would still make a very fine president." 13 Die as Capsule Capsizes CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (AP) — Thirteen men who scrambled into a saucer-like survival capsule before an oil drilling platform sank in the wind-whipped Gulf of Mexico died later when the capsule capsized, the Coast Guard said. Two Navy scuba divers swam to the hatch of the fiberglass capsule saw bodies in the flooded interior of the overturned capsule, Coast Guard public relations officer Dave Schipra said in New Orleans. He said there were no survivors. The men were from the 36- man crew of the Ocean Express drilling barge. Officials said the others survived. The drilling platform sank in 15-foot seas lashed by 50-mile-per-hour winds ' Thursday night. The divers made the grim discovery as several tugs and larger craft, including the Navy's aircraft carrier Lexington, stood by after a night of futile rescue efforts. The covered survival capsule, was 18 fefet in diameter. The Coast Guard had in- ititally said there were 14 men trapped in the capsule but revised the count downward by one after a check with survivors who had abandoned the drilling platform minutes before it went down 40 miles east of Corpus Christi. The big rig sank about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The heavy seas had stalled attempts to reach the trapped men for hours, bouncing the capsule around like a top in the raging sea. Area Forecast Shower threat ending, becoming partly cloudy and cooler Friday night with lows in the upper 40s. Partly cloudy and mild Saturday with highs in the mid 70s. Winds southerly 15-25 miles per hour Friday night. Rain chance in percent: Friday night 50. Injured in Crash — Ambulance attendant William Reineke, helped Mark Timm, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, into the Carroll County ambulance Thursday afternoon. Pictured is the car driven by his brother, Roger Timm, Sergeant Bluff. The Timm car and one driven by Marianne Carlson, Sac City, collided at the intersection of U.S. 30 and the Breda blacktop, Deputy Sheriff Doug -Staff Photo Bass reported. Timm was charged with failure to stop within the assured distance. Mark Timm was treated for minor lacerations and bruises and is listed in satisfactory condition at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. Assisting in the investigation were Deputy Roger O'Tool and State Trooper Dale Hanson. In appealing for campaign contributions, Carter said the cutoff of federal matching money for primary campaigns has cut down his ability to present himself in Pennsylvania because his campaign had counted on the money to finance his media efforts. Carter, campaigning in Pennsylvania Thursday, accused Jackson of distorting his stand on right-to-work laws and other labor issues. Carter said some union workers have turned against him as a result. "I think Scoop Jackson is getting desperate," Carter said. Carter, Jackson and Arizona Rep. Morris K. Udall are actively campaigning for Pennsylvania's 178 national convention delegates. The ballot also lists Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, who has been hampered by money troubles, antiabortion candidate Ellen McGormack and three Democrats no . longer seeking delegates from the state. Carter leads the race for national convention delegates with 264. followed by Jackson with 177 and Udall with 129. To win the nomination, a candidate must have 1.505 delegates. Ford is on the GOP ballot in Pennsylvania, Reagan is not. At stake in the Republican race are 103 delegates. Carter, a peanut farmer in Georgia, told his rural Politics, See Page 2 New Pastor for Churches ARCADIA - The United Presbyterian Church, Arcadia, and the Wheatland Presbyterian Church, rural Breda, have been notified that Gary L. Wooster will become the pastor of the congregations. Wooster will receive his master of divinity degree on May 8 from the University of Dubuque Seminary. Dubuque. He is presently the student pastor at Port Byron Congregational Church. Port Byron, 111. Joining Wooster. 25. will be his wife. He will begin his pastorate at the churches on May 30. The former pastor, the Rev. Roger Wjlliams, moved last May to 'Pratt. Kan. The interim pastor has been Dr. Charles Partee, Storm Lake. Inside School papers — Pages 5 and 10. Church notes — Page 5. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Yanks win in new home, Kingman stuns Chicago, •Thompson follows dad's footsteps — Page 6. Get Ready for Ride -SUII Photo Chuck White and Robin Knight exhibit three of the horses that will be used during the Pony Express Ride through Carroll County. Riders from the Carroll Royal Blue Saddle Club and the Manning Easy Riders will canvass the county Friday and Saturday seeking donations for crippled children. Pretending to be pony express riders are Kristin and Tami Teut, Lori Schwabe and Robin Mantz. FDA Sells Drugs List With a Substance Set to Be Banned WASHINGTON (AP) — For $5.80. the Food and Drug Administration will sell you a list of nearly 2.000 drug products containing chloroform, the chemical recently found to cause cancer in laboratory animals. Last week, the FDA proposed a ban effective July 8 on the use of chloroform in cough and cold remedies, toothpastes, liniments and food packaging. But the agency decided not to recall chloroform products already on the market and to delay the ban for 90 days. The FDA has never before published a list of products containing a substance to be banned and has not announced the availability of the chloroform list, a spokesman said. So far. only five requests for copies have been received. The 58-page list of cough syrups, cold remedies, creams, liniments, ear drops and toothache potions was produced by an FDA computer that keeps tabs on drug ingredient information. Products on the list include nationally advertised brands such as "Vicks Formula 44" Ainsworth Bank Robbed AINSWORTH. Iowa I API A lone gunman robbed the Ainsworth State Bank of an undetermined amount of money Thursday, but no one was injured in the robbery. FBI agents investigating the case said the robber fired a shot with a handgun into the ceiling during the robbery, which occurred about 2:15 p.m. Ainsworth is in Washington County in southeastern Iowa. Taunce Mathiason. the bank's executive vice president, said the gunman approached a teller and demanded money. "She said something to the effect 'you've got to be kidding.' and he fired a shot into the ceiling to let everyone know he wasn't kidding." Mathiason said. and "Pertussin" cough syrups as well as such items as "Rattle Snake" and "White Stallion" liniments. The list doesn't include cosmetics containing chloroform. Some mouthwashes used to have chloroform but don't any longer, the FDA said. Two brands of toothpaste, Ultra Brite and Macleans, also contained chloroform but reportedly are being reformulated. The $5.80 price for the list works out to 10 cents a page, the agency's cost for printing the list, the spokesman said. The agency said testing performed for the National Cancer Institute showed that chloroform caused kidney tumors in rats and liver cancer in mice, but did not prove that chloroform causes cancer in humans. "The amount fed to the test animals exceeds by far the amount to which any person could be exposed with present products," Food and Drug Commissioner Alexander M. Schmidt said. "But the benefits of chloroform are minimal and do not warrant any risk, however small." An FDA draft report says the chloroform findings "serve as a warning of its possible carcinogenicity in humans." The report is being studied at the National Cancer Institute. FDA decisions against a recall and to delay the ban were criticized by Dr. Sidney M. Wolfe of Ralph Nader's Health Research Group, who called the decision "a slap in the face to consumers." His lawsuit to speed up FDA action against chloroform is pending in federal court. Mental Health Office for Carroll Studied The possibility of establishing a mental health office in Carroll is being studied by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors. Letters have been sent to all professional persons in the county inquiring whether they think there is a need for such an office here, Supervisor James M. Houlihan said Friday. "Most of the intelligent feedback has been encouraging," Houlihan said. "We are studying the matter and welcome any input.'' Presently, persons needing mental health help in Carroll, Sac, Audubon, Shelby and Cass Counties are referred to the Southwest Iowa Mental Health Center in Atlantic. Carroll County is spending $33,000 a year sending people to Atlantic, he added. The cost would be about the same if an office were to be located in Carroll, plus the service would be greatly improved, Houlihan said. Sometimes, he said, a person who is mentally ill finds the long ride to Atlantic is a strain. A local office would alleviate this problem, he said. The cost of a Carroll office would include'a clinical psychologist and social worker, Houlihan said. The office would be associated with the Atlantic institute, with some of their services, such as psychiatrist, being available in Carroll. Other communities which have mental health offices use student aides and this has proved to be a success, the supervisor commented. "But right now we're still researching the issue. Nothing definite has been decided at all," Houlihan explained. Gripes About WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the major reasons why Americans write their representatives in Congress is to complain about mail service, according to an informal sampling of 15 lawmakers. Four said the Postal Service is the issue raised most often in their constituent mail. Several others agreed the Postal Service might be the leading issue but said they had no exact statistics available. The 15 lawmakers represent a variety of constituencies and political philosophies. An aide to Rep. Les Aspin, D-Wis., said, "I don't think there's a more unpopular agency in the federal government. The reason is that everyone receives mail and there's a lot of room for complaints. Other agencies, aren't so visible." An aide to Rep. Paul Simon, D-I11., who analyzes the mail in terms of issues, said that in the first 10 weeks of this year the office had received 275 personally typed or handwritten letters about the Postal Service. This represents In Congressional Mail Postal Service Main Issue one out of every 18 letters to Simon during that period, he said. The second biggest issue was abortion, which stimulated 115 letters, he said. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, D-N.Y.. who represents Brooklyn, receives "consistently moderately heavy volume" of letters about mail service, an aide said. Members from rural constituencies also say more of the mail about the Postal Service protests the agency's policy of closing certain unprofitable rural post offices. An aide to Rep. Richard H. Ichord, a Democrat who represents a rural district in Missouri, said, "We get an increasing amount of postal mail. The predominant concern is the closing of small post offices, although there has always been a lot expressing dissatisfaction with service and with increases in postal rates." An aide to Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., said, "The Postal Service is among the heaviest areas that we get mail on. It's overwhelmingly negative. All the letters seem to express dissatisfaction with the Post Service." The offices of Sen. Jennings Randolph, D-W.Va., and Rep. Clair W. Burgener, R-Calif., reported increases in complaint mail about the Postal Service. "It's up about 50 per cent from November and December," a Randolph aide said. Some offices reported little change in the volume of complaints about mail service, including the offices of Reps. Jack Edwards, R-Ala., and Philip Burton, D-Calif. An assistant to Sen. Bob Packwood. R-Ore., indicated there has been no recent increase in the volume of constituent mail about the Postal Service but that the volume of such mail has always been high. Other offices that reported a high volume of complaints about the Postal Service were those of Sens. James L. Buckley, Con-R-N.Y., and John V. Tunney, D-Calif., and Reps. MarjorieS. Holt. R-Md., Edward J. Derwinski, R-I11., and AlphonzoBell.R-Calif.

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