Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 22, 1976 · Page 1
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Iowa a place (o grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 —No. 80 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, April 22, 1976 — Twelve Pages Orlivrrrd by Currier Kacb K veiling for 60c Per Week Sin * le Copy —Staff Photo Hot Import — Anyone for a lollie? Cy Hulsebus, Farner-Bocken Distributing Co. buyer, hands a lollie sucker to Jack Dryden, local trucker. The sucker "is the hottest single confectionary item we've ever had in the 30 years of buying," Hulsebus said. It's a mystery why the suckers have been selling so fast; probably because they have a new and different taste, he added. The company recently received a truckload of 532,800 suckers, which are imported from England. Audubon Hospital Practices Criticized DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Turkeys were given to employes of the Audubon County Memorial Hospital, and the former director ordered $1.205 worth of hospital equipment for his own use. an audit of the hospitals books shows. Franklyn Wahlert, president of the hospital, board, said former director Roger McLaughlin bought the equipment with the intention of repaying the hospital. He said the equipment, in- t e n d e d to treat Mrs. McLaughlin's bad back, could only be purchased through a hospital. Audubon County Atty. David Neas, who requested the audit, said the equipment was returned by McLaughlin to its supplier March 6 — one day after Neas secured a warrant to search McLaughlin's home. Minutes of the hospital board meeting showed the former county attorney. Robert Nelson, said it was legal to reward hospital employes with turkeys and to give McLaughlin a $50 Christmas bonus. But state Auditor Lloyd Smith disagreed. "As long as they get county money, they shouldn't be spending it for Christmas gifts." The turkeys cost $418 in 1975, the audit showed. Wahlert said the audit noted "no wrongdoings" and said a new administrator will begin May 10 and institute better accounting methods. Government Loses Rare Gambling Case By Harrison Weber (Iowa Dally Press Association) DES MOINES — The federal government has lost an unusual case involving a gambling operation in the - Council Bluffs area. U.S. District Court Judge William C. Stuart has • ruled that the federal government failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that five or more persons were involved in the scheme. Carroll Tom Allmon, William Croushorn and Caren Lewis had been charged with conducting a gambling operation in violation of federal statutes. The court found that from the start of the football season of 1974, through December of that year, All. mon owned and conducted a "booky operation" in Council Bluffs. Croushorn was employed by Allmon to take bets over the telephone, distribute football sheets and settle with the bettors. During an 18-day period in December, the operation grossed over $68,000. On 10 of the 14 days that games were played, the gross receipts' exceeded $2,000 varying from $2,010 to $11,192. In his decision, Judge Stuart noted that such gambling is a violation of state law. Since the defendants waived a jury trial, the only issue remaining for Stuart was whether the government had proved beyond a reasonable doubt that at least three other persons were involved in the operation of the gambling business within the federal statutory language. . "The court," Judge Stuart stated, "is of the opinion that Congress did not intend to bring a gambling operation owned by one man with one paid employe under this act merely because bartenders or other bettors placed bets for customers or friends. "There was no evidence as to the source of AH- mon's line nor any evidence of a network of ' operations through the use of lay-off bets. There is ho evidence from which it could be concluded an operation conducted like this one would be of national concern. The court does not believe that Congress intended such minor participants to be subjected to the severe penalties of the federal statute." Judge Stuart found Allmon, Croushorn and Lewis innocent of the charges. It's reported that this is only the second time in the country that charges have been filed against an individual under this section of the federal law. In a separate action, Betty Smith of Council Bluffs was found innocent by a jury of violating a federal statute concerning the number of employes she listed on a form regarding wagering. During the trial she testified that in a one week period she took in over $20,000 in bets, mainly on horse racing. Many Failed to Heed Warning 18 Injured in Court House Blast BOSTON (AP) — A bomb ripped through a courthouse probation office today 20 minutes after a telephoned warning containing what a state official described as "ethnic connotations." Officials said at least 18 persons were injured, including a man who lost a leg. Authorities said they were warned of the bomb by an anonymous woman caller who referred to the pending case of Anthony Jackson, a black man accused of murdering several white Boston area coeds about four years ago. John Powers, clerk of the State Electric Areas Bill Approved DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa Commerce Commission would assign service areas to electric cooperatives, private utilities and municipal utilities under legislation approved 40-7 by the Iowa Senate and sent to the House Wednesday. "This may establish territorial integrity for rural electric co-operatives (REC's), but it takes away long-held rights of the cities to control utility franchises within those cities." said Sen. Earl Willits, D-Des Moines. "This bill goes further than the REC's want. It is primarily a matter by Morrie (Maurice) VanNostrand (ICC chairman) who wants more power," Willits said. But Sen. W.R. Rabedeaux, R-Wilton. an executive in an REC, disagreed. , "This is a bill necessary for the ICC to take the hodge-podge out of what now exists," Rabedeaux said. The measure came about following a court decision last summer which threw out a 1970 law allowing the co-ops to keep customers who were annexed by a city. A district court ruled that the bill was improperly drafted. That order is currently under appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court. Should legislation not be approved and the high court upholds the lower court, the municipal utility which has the city's franchise would be entitled to the electric customers who were annexed. The measure approved by the Senate would give the ICC power to assign areas to the utilities and would place the rural co-operatives' rates under regulation for the first time. The REC's contend they must have protection for their service areas in order to get loans to construct power Utilities, See Page 2 Area Forecast Partly cloudy Thursday night, lows in mid to upper 40s. Increasing cloudiness Friday with a chance of thundershowers, highs 65 to 70. Rainfall chances 30 per cent Friday. Supreme Court, said the caller gave "ethnic connotations which I don't want to mention." Boston has been troubled with a series of racial incidents in the wake of court-ordered busing to integrate schools. Authorities said that the call came exactly 20 minutes before the explosion, and a voluntary evacuation was begun. But some workers chose to stay inside the building, believing the warning to be a hoax. Powers said more than 50 bomb threats were received in the 19-story building within the last year. Cathy Brock, an assistant clerk of Boston Juvenile Court, said she saw a man place a package in a paper bag under a counter. "I was very, very scared, and I ran," she said. "I'm not used to this type of thing." The blast tore away a 20-foot section of wall separating the office from a corridor and blew a hole through the floor into the lobby below. "It must have been one hell of a bomb," said one Boston police officer. "It ripped everything to shreds." One witness to the blast, Walter Murphy, deputy probation commissioner, said: "I saw smoke and glass, debris and blood all over the place. Doors were being blown off everywhere." Powers said a call came to the main switchboard at 8:53 a.m. warning that a bomb would go off somewhere in the building in 20 minutes. "It went off in 20 minutes," said Powers. "It was right on time." Most of the injured were taken to nearby Massachusetts General Hospital. Others were taken to the New England Medical Center and University Hospital. The second-floor area where the blast occurred was a mass of tangled rubble and broken light fixtures. The lobby below was strewn with debris blown down through an eight-inch-wide hole in the ceiling. Bloody towels, apparently used for the injured, were strewn about the floor. At first, the blast was believed to have occurred in the Boston Municipal Courthouse, which adjoins the county court building. Both buildings are on Pemberton Square in the downtown Government Center complex. Court Holds Government Can Study or Seize Your Bank Account Records Injured — An ambulance transferred Princess Anne. 25, to a London hospital today for rest and further examination of a hairline crack in a vertebra suffered when her horse fell and rolled on her. Officials at the hospital where she spent the night said the injury was "very minor.'' The princess, only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and fourth in line for the British throne, was unconscious for 10 minutes after the accident Wednesday. WASHINGTON (AP) -The government has the right to seize or study the records of your bank account and you don't have a constitutional right to know that federal agents are doing so, the Supreme Court says. And in another privacy case, the court handed down a decision that could mean millions of government personnel and medical files will now be open to limited public scrutiny. In a 7 to 2 decision on Wednesday, the court said bank customers have no right to contest government subpoenas of their records because the records belong to the bank. A bank's customers, the justices said, have "no legitimate expectation of privacy" in bank transactions that naturally involve bank employes who might tell the government what the records contain. Since the customer should not think his account is private, the court said, he has no right to expect that the bank or the government will tell him if his account records have been seized or examined. Justice Lewis F. Powell, writing the decision for the majority, said the bank's failure to notify the customer constitutes "a neglect without legal consequences, however unattractive it may be." Checks, deposit slips and other records the government Talks Resumed by Union, Firestone CLEVELAND (AP) - The United Rubber Workers and Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. returned to the bargaining table for the second day today with unresolved major issues standing in the way of an end to the strike against the Big Four tiremakers. Both Peter Bommarito, URW international president, and John Zimmerman, director of labor relations for Firestone, said Wednesday the two sides were still far apart but that the continuing negotiations were a good sign. About 60,000 rubber workers who produce about 65 per cent of the industry's output shut down 47 plants of Firestone, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., B.F. Goodrich Corp. and Uni- royal Inc. The nationwide strike began at midnight Tuesday after three-year master contracts expired with no new agreement. Chairmen of the four major automakers said they have 30- to 45-day supplies of tires for assembly plants and expressed no real concern about the rubber strike for the time being. Earlier, spokesmen said tire supplies would last two weeks without cutting into car production, and that other rubber products, such as door and window moldings, are in shorter supply than tires. Bommarito, asked by reporters whether he feels President Ford will invoke the Taft-Hartley injunction to halt the strike, said he understood that the government is taking a look at such action. But in Milledgeville, Ga., Labor Secretary W.J. Usery said he hoped the strike would be settled without government intervention. "We will have to work very hard to avoid a b a c k-t o-w o r k agreement against their will,"' he told reporters. The strike, meanwhile, trig- Strike, See Page 2 Ray's Net Worth $332,427; Lists Assets and Liabilities DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Robert Ray on Thursday issued a statement of personal assets, liabilities and income showing a net worth of $332,427. The statement listed assets of $344,335 and liabilities of $11,907. The report showed Ray's worth as of March 15. Ray began the voluntary financial disclosures two years ago, shortly before he was elected to a fourth term. Ray's statement showed total income for 1975 of $44.578, including $39,744 in salary, $4,095 in interest income, $615 in dividend income and $124 in other income. Ray's statement showed he paid $1.188 in state income tax, $5,017 in federal income tax and an estimated $3,300 in deferred taxes. In addition to the income, Ray received a $5,000 expense allowance from the state last year. Assets included two houses in Polk County, one assessed at $73,690 and the other at Inside Women's news—Page4. Editorials —Page 3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Area boys rank high in track performances, KHS girls send golf record to 6-0. tremendous field at Drake, Mets lose in comedy of errors — Page 6. requires banks to keep "are not confidential communications but negotiable instruments to be used in commercial transactions," Powell wrote. He said the documents only contain information the customer has voluntarily allowed to be exposed to banks and their employes. "The depositor takes the risk, in revealing his affairs to another, that the information will be conveyed by that person to the government," the majority decision said. The ruling reversed a decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which suppressed bank records of Mitchell Miller of Macon, Ga., tried for operating an illegal Privacy, See Page 2 House Acts to Outlaw Topless Waitresses and Nude Dancing DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa House Thursday reaffirmed its decision to outlaw topless waitresses and nude gogo dancing in taverns and bars. An amendment by Rep. Laverne Schroeder, RrMcClelland, and 29 other, representatives, which the House voted Wednesday to reconsider, was readopted 52-42. It would forbid nudity in places where beer or liquor is sold. Some speakers opposed the amendment on grounds that regulation of nudity in such establishments should be left to local authorities. But Schroeder said that in his opinion, a statewide standard on the issue is needed to assure uniformity over the state. Rep. Arthur Small. D-Iowa City, said the amendment "raises the very fundamental question of what the role of the criminal code should be." It is not necessary to impose a "legalistic chastity belt" on the public. Small said. He argued that the function of the criminal law is to protect people and property and provide a shield for children and others who cannot protect themselves. Besides. Small said, the law already gives city councils and county boards of supervisors ample authority to regulate taverns and bars, including a ban on nudity. But Rep. Henry Wulff, R-Waterloo, said it wasn't as easy as Small thinks to limit such activity in liquor establishments. He'said the Waterloo City Council had adopted an ordinance outlawing nudity, only to find that such establishments "fled to the haven" of neighboring Cedar Falls. "Without a state law, there is nothing to keep this moving road show from making the grand tour of our rural areas," Wulff said. Rep. Horace Daggett, R- Kent, said he supports the amendment because he is opposed to consumption of liquor. "I don't know of any establishment which has nude dancing on a regular basis that doesn't sell liquor," Daggett said. "It is a drawing card to get people in there to drink." The lawmakers disposed of the last of the 500 amendments to the measure Wednesday, prompting Majority Leader Jerome Fitzgerald. D-Fort Dodge, to call it a "red letter day." The House removed a so- called "shoot your neighbor" provision and also voted to reconsider earlier action adopting a statewide ban on topless waitresses and nude go-go dancers in bars and taverns. Fitzgerald said he expects the House by week's end to complete its marathon debate on the 427-page bill which has run intermittently for nearly seven weeks. The Senate passed the measure last year. Among the last amendments adopted were provisions to make disseminating obscene material to adults a serious misdemeanor and permit judges to sentence anyone convicted of a crime to a com munity-based corrections center instead of jail or prison. The "shoot your neighbor" provision was written into the bill by the House on March 10. It would permit any citizen to use "deadly force" to prevent commission of a forcible felony. Rep. Terry Branstad, R-Lake Mills, who sponsored House, See Page 2 $36.390. During the year, he sold a lot that had been assessed at $666. Personal property totaled $23,435. with household furniture valued at $14,000 and two cars worth $5.111 and $4,324. He listed ownership of $47,835 in bonds, with all but $10.000 in government bonds. Ray had a savings account balance of $4,380 and a check? ing account of $291. He also listed life insurance worth a cash value of $42.929 and stocks worth $21.332. Other assets totaled $94.052. including 75 per cent interest in Emmet Radio Corp., Estherville, with a book value of $78,402. Liabilities included $9,207 outstanding on a mortgage on his Des Moines home. 2 Grand Openings Britches 'N Things and the Back Room Discotheque celebrated their grand opening Wednesday. From left Warren Morlan. Margaret Boos, Mrs. Kosic iMali Foiey. Mai Foley. Mark Vonnahmc. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wandel and Lyle BernholU —Staff Photo cut the ribbon with the Carroll Colonels. Vonnahme is the manager and Miss Boes works in Britches 'N Things, a casual clothes store for "young guys and gals." operated by Mai Foley. Wandel is the owner of the Back Room.

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