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IOV\Q a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 82 Carroll, Iowa, Monday, April 26, 1976 — Fourteen Pages Drlivorod by Garner Kach KvemnR for 60r Per Week Copy Bush: Disclosure Could Harm Security CIA Plea to Keep Budget Secret -Statr Photo Judge Exhibits — Mrs. Harriet Schonberger, left and Beverly Pologar, both of Carroll, were judges for the International Youth Exhibit sponsored by the Carroll Parents Without Partners (PWP) Club. Sixteen PWP chapters from all over Iowa were in Carroll Saturday at Tony's for the state meeting and exhibit. Children from Iowa, aged six through 18, entered the contest. Exhibits ranged from needlework, Woodworking, creative writing and photos. Winning exhibits from the Carroll contest will be sent to California for the divisional exhibit. New Editorial Page Features Scheduled Beginning Monday, May 3, several new features will be appearing in the Times Herald. The editorial page in particular is being remodeled in an attempt to bring you more i'nformative and entertaining comment on" what is happening in the world around us. . The "Inside Report" column 1 by Evans and Novak as well as the cartoon panel. "Berry's World," will continue to appear on the editorial page. And we will also continue to offer our own editorial viewpoint under the. heading "Comment." But "Dear Abby" will not appear on page 3. We certainly are not about to abandon "Dear Abby," one of the most popular features now appearing in the Times Herald. But starting May 3, you will have to look for Abby on page 4., Also appearing oh page 4 will be the comic strip, "Peanuts," the most successful cartoon panel ever introduced. In place of Dear Abby, Dr. Lamb and features that have been supplied by the Newspaper Enterprise Association, page three, the Editorial Forum page, will offer the new columns and features by well-known investigative reporter Jack Anderson, conservative Features, See Page 2 U.S. Ag Officials Protest E CM Plan WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge surplus of nonfat dry milk in Europe's Common Market is expected to increase this year despite efforts to channel more of the commodity into livestock feed, the Agriculture Department said today. The controversial plan has brought stern protests from U.S. farm and trade officials. The plan involves a requirement that a European feed manufacturer cannot import, soybean meal or other vegetable protein commodities unless he promises to use some nonfat dry milk in his product. In effect, this means that European feed manufacturers will need less soybeans from the United States. Farmbelt members of Congress have protested this policy and U.S. trade negotiators have been consulting with Common Market officials in hopes of working out a compromise. Meanwhile, the department's Foreign Agricultural Service said today, there is a surplus of about 1.2 million metric tons of nonfat dry milk in the Common Market. Regardless of steps taken to reduce the surplus, it could rise to about 1.4 million tons by the end of 1976, Lloyd Fleck, a commodity analyst in the agency, said in the magazine/ "Foreign Agriculture." A metric ton is 2,205 pounds. Nonfat dry milk, or powdered skim milk, is a byproduct of butter manufacture. A record surplus of 1.4 million tons as seen by Fleck would be nearly 3.1 billion pounds. "This is enough to provide some three billion pe'ople with a gallon of skim milk apiece," Fleck said. Further, the stockpile would be enough to satisfy the Common Market's nonfat 'dry milk exports "for the next six years and perhaps even longer" because dairy surpluses are cropping up in some other areas, including New Zealand, the United States and Canada, he said. The. U.S. surplus of nonfat dry milk is around 400 million pounds, only^aboyt one-eighth of the European stockpile. But world supplies generally have an effect on American dairy producers and the U.S. surplus simply adds to the problem. Farmers in the European, community have a combined milking cow herd of about 27.5 million head which produce an average of about 7,800 pounds of milk each per year for a total milk output of about 215 billion pounds. The U.S. herd, by comparison, was fewer than 11.2 million cows last year which averaged 10,354 pounds of milk, a total of around 115.5 billion. Fleck said that the Common Market countries have reduced their rate of price support increases to dairy farmers — which U.S. officials say have been a basic reason for European milk surpluses — but that the reduction "will not brake growth" in total milk output this year. "Given normal weather, 1976 fluid milk production is expected to expand by over one per cent, continuing the decade- long trend toward higher milk output," Fleck said. WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director George Bush made a last-minute appeal today to the Senate intelligence committee to withhold disclosure of CIA budget figures. Bush declined to say whether he was successful. He testified at a closed session hours before the committee planned to make public its report on CIA overseas operations. The committee has voted 8-3 to release the budget figure. After testifying, Bush told newsmen that his position remained "that we ought not to make budget figures public." The agency contends that disclosure of the budget would harm Carter: Jackson is Ridiculous PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter says Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington is being "absolutely ridiculous" when he blames unemployment in the North on lower wages paid workers in the South. "I don't think it's fair to say that we have unemployment in Pennsylvania because the South has cheap labor or right-to-work laws," Carter said Sunday on ABC-TVs "Issues and Answers" program. ''To blame the unemployment in Pennsylvania on right-to-work laws that have been there ever since Harry Truman's day I think is absolutely ridiculous, "Carter said. The program featured Carter, Jackson and three other contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination — Rep. Morris K. Udall of Arizona, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace and Sen. Frank Church of Idaho. All but Church are on the ballot for Tuesday's primary election in Pennsylvania.' As the Democrats focused their attention on Pennsylvania, President Ford and former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, battling for the Republican nomination, prepared for more work in Politics, See Page 2 .«i«WW^*.m»»W'<K Inside Someone out there is willing to listen to a consumer—Page 14. Mrs. Rupiper recalls Roselle's early days — Page 5. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —Pages. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Friedman 4th in high jump. Boit Drake MVP. Cavs dance way in playoffs, Candelaria hurls shutout, Twins beat Palmer, Ziegler wins N.O. golf — Pages 6,7 and 8. national security. Bush's predecessor, William E. Colby, denied last month a commonly-used figure of $750 million as the agency's annual budget. Asked about other disclosures that might be in the committee's report, Bush said, "There are things we will not be happy with." '-They (committee members) don't-want a CIA stamp of approval on their report and they're not going to get it," he added. Bush said he would read the report "very carefully" but would not respond point-by-point to what it says. "Let this committee express its will and let us simply go about our business," he s.aid. Atty. (Sen. Edward H. Levi also met with the committee in what one source said was an attempt to alter the panel's recommendations that call for stiff, new restrictions on electronic surveillance. Those recommendations, which this source said would permit domestic wiretaps only in cases involving criminal conduct, are expected to be made public later this week as part of a separate committee report on domestic intelligence operations. Bush's appearance was arranged in response to a letter President Ford sent to Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, last week urging that the intelligence budget be kept secret. However, committee members said there was little chance Bush would succeed in persuading the panel to reverse its vote. Sen. Walter Huddleston, D-Ky., chairman of the subcommittee which prepared the foreign intelligence report, said Sunday that administration officials already have presented the arguments against disclosing the budget figure but "they have not been persuasive." Sen: Howard H. Baker, R-Tenn., one of three Republicans on the committee to vote against releasing the budget China Not Nyerere: Interested War Has in U.S. Aid Started WASHINGTON (AP) China is not interested in buying U.S. weapons or forming any defense alliance with the .United States, according to a congressional delegation just back from a week-long visit to China. The group did not meet with Hua Kuo-feng, the new premier, but conferred for 90 minutes with Vice Premier Chang Chun-chiao and Foreign Minister Shiao Kuan Hua. "They were not interested in a formal defense association with the United States," Rep. William Randall, D-Mo., said Sunday night. ''They expressed no interest in acquiring either U.S. weapons or military technology." In a telephone interview he 1 said the Chinese believe they have "irreconcilable differences with Russia" and he added that officials stressed their determination to be •'independent and self-reliant." The delegation led by Rep. Melvin Price, D-I11., returned Sunday from a trip undertaken at the invitation of the Chinese. Nine members of the House Armed Services and International Relations committees made the journey. U.S. officials have speculated about giving military aid to China, former ' Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger revealed recently, but n'ever went beyond the speculative stage. Homes Sold WESTSIDE -A ranch-style home was purchased here for $26,500 by Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Kroeger, Westside, at a public auction on Sunday. An older three bedroom was purchased for $5,800 by Mr. and Mrs. Merle Wilken. Westside. The homes were owned by the heirs of Rosa Vetter. Walt Johnson and Fritz McCaffrey were the auctioneers. DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere met with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger today and later told newsmen "the war has started" for black-majority rule in Rhodesia. '"It can't be avoided." Nye- rere said. "The United States might not support the war. We will not quarrel with that," Nyerere added. "I did not get the impression that Dr. Kissinger will support us in prosecuting the war." Kissinger came to Tanzania after opening a two-week African tour in Nairobi. Kenya, over the weekend where he promised the United States would use its political and economic weapons to bring about black majority rule in southern Africa. Nyerere said he would like to see the United States and all other countries fully support the black.liberationists who are fighting to topple the white-minority government of Rhodesian Premier Ian Smith. But when asked if he would like to see American arms introduced into the conflict, Nyerere sidestepped a direct answer and said he understands there "are limitations" to what Washington can do. Kissinger has said the U.S. government "does not plan to give military aid in any form to the nationalist movements in Africa." Nyerere said the United States has an obligation to support the U.N. economic embargo against the Smith government, which represents about 273.000 whites among a nation qf 5.7 million blacks. Nyerere spoke to reporters as Kissinger ended a 23-hour visit to Tanzania, his second stop on his seven-nation tour. During his stay. Kissinger shared a front-row box with Nyerere for a military parade marking the 12th anniversary of the formation of Tanzania through the union of Kissinger, See Page 2 -surr Photo Last lime — Highway maintenance worker William (Bud) Harrison, seated left, signed his Department of Transportation pay voucher for the last time Friday. Foreman Don Gorton, right, and former maintenance man, Clarence (Gotch) Loneman. standing, are pictured with Harrison. Bud Harrison Ends 39 Years Service By Mary Lee Hagert Mild weather prevailed as William (Bud) Harrison reported for work for the last time Friday. Many times during the past 39 years he has gone to work in the worst storms and at all hours of the night. Harrison retired as a highway maintenance man for the Department of Transportation, formerly the State Highway Commission. A going away party was held for him at the DOT garage here. Harrison began working for the highway commission in 1937. The Carroll DOT has occupied the same garage, located along West Sixth Street, during the entire time he has been maintenance man. Things have changed over the years, he recalled. Back then the garage'had a gravel road and a much smaller parking lot, he said. The stockyards, located south of the garage, was quite an operation, he said. "The flies and the smell were not very appetizing. We had to hurry up and eat our sandwiches before the flies got them." he laughed. "The stockyards are now deserted most of the year, and not as many trains zoom by the DOT garage. Used to be quite a few passenger trains going by here: now there are none." he said. When Harrison began as a maintenance man in 1937. the department did have trucks. "But they weren't as big as the modern ones we have now."he said. Harrison, See Page 2 figure, said, "I think it unlikely the vote will be turned around." The figure which the committee has voted to release includes the fiscal year 1976 budgets for the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and satellite reconnaisance programs. Committee members have argued that disclosure of the figure is required by the Constitution, while administration officials maintain its revelation would give valuable intelligence to enemy spy agencies. Unofficial estimates have put the U.S. intelligence budget at approximately $4 billion annually. Ford Hits Humphrey Jobs Bill WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford, who has been predicting the Democrats will nominate Sen. Hubert Humphrey for president this year, today lambasted a key Humphrey jobs bill as "dangerously deceptive" and an "election- year boondoggle." Ford, in a speech to the 64th annual convention of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, also vowed to check the increase in government spending "if it takes all summer and more and more vetoes." The President was interrupted 17 times by applause from the approximately 2,000 convention delegates. They applauded loudest when Ford said he wanted them and "millions of other Americans to demand that Congress help control inflation by cutting federal spending and returning more tax dollars to the people who earned them." He singled out a bill co-sponsored by Humphrey and Rep. Augustus Hawkins, D-Calif., which would set a national target of 3 per cent unemployment within four years and guarantee jobs — government jobs if necessary — to all adults willing to work. The bill has been embraced by many leading Democrats. Ford said it is one that "I am against." Humphrey, from Minnesota, is willing to run as the Democrat's presidential candidate, but has declined to campaign for the nomination. In his speech, Ford called the Humphrey-Hawkins bill a •'vast election-year boondoggle" and said the measure would "get the federal government deeper and deeper into social and economic planning on a national scale unprecedented in all our history." Area Forecast Partly cloudy Monday night with lows around 40. Mostly cloudy Tuesday with highs in the low 60s. East to southeasterly winds 5-10 miles per hour Monday night. Strong Support for Preisser's Fiscal Policies By Harrison Weber (Iowa Dally Press Association! AMES — Victor Preisser feels confident that he has "across the board" support from state officials in his attempt to provide "strong fiscal management" as Iowa Transportation Director. Preisser has been the target of some stinging criticism lately because he is proposing to lay off 200 to 400 employes of the state transportation department. In an interview, Preisser reported receiving telephone calls from legislative leader^ "expressing their confidence that what we are doing is correct." . Preisser feels there is "uniform support" from the governor's office, the DOT commission, as well as the Legislature, for strong fiscal management. At least two legislators, though, Senators John Murray of Ames and Jack Nystrom of Boone, both Republicans, have been calling for a "c:ompl.'t.e investigation" by the Legislature into the DOT proposal to dismiss up to 400 people. "That's a fine idea." Preisser responded. "Perhaps we can all learn how to manage government a little better. Many people don't realize it but we are under year-round review now by the Legislature." Preisser says he has been accused, by some labor officials of showing little concern for the welfare of public employes. "My response is: how about the welfare of the public taxpayer? That's really what the issue is. The labor unions are looking at the individual employes, I have to look out for the general taxpayer. "The issue," he emphasized, "is whether this department is responsible for transportation or employment." / The proposal to lay-off from 200 to 400 people stems from observations made by Chief Engineer Howard Gunnerson and a consultant. S.P. Ramsey of South Carolina. Preisser related. "They looked at organizations of other states and looked at ours in terms of real work and constant dollars." The people involved in the proposed lay-off would be professional, technical and clerical people living in Ames. Essentially no maintenance people would have their jobs terminated, Preisser said. There has been a "chill." not "freeze" on hiring at the DOT since January of 1975. "We've only been filling essential positions where a vacancy exists." The highway division of the DOT presently employs 3.287 which is a reduction of about 200 since Preisser took over as director of the department some 15 months ago. About the time Preisser took over he came close to letting a number of employes go because of the "shrinking highway dollar." But President Gerald Ford released some $2 billion in impounded funds and this gave Iowa road construction a needed lift to the tune of about $50 million in additional road construction last year. For 1976 the commission plans to spend between $115-to-$120 million in road construction and roughly $100 million in 1977. Preisser is trying to get as much as possible for the highway dollar. "Some people have accused me of being fiscally conservative. That's not entirely true. I'm just cheap. "We expect to realize a substantial savings in out- operating budget this year, perhaps $5-lo-$10 million. If this savings is achieved, perhaps it would let us accelerate projects and minimize lay-offs. Everyone of our 10 departments is under its budget." When questioned about this savings. Preisser revealed among other things that since last July the department has eliminated 400 vehicles from its inventory. In a year's time, he said, the department will have gotten rid of $1 million in excess property. Preisser declined to make public a report prepared by Ramsey, the consultant, on the proposal to terminate the jobs of up to 400 people. "I absolutely will not make it public. It's a confidential report on personnel to the director of the department. You can see there is a range of lay-offs recommended and since it is a set of findings and a range of recommendations, there is still a lot of decision making that remains to be done." The DOT commission, he added, is "unanimously behind whatever actions are necessary." The commission. Preisser emphasized, has been receiving interim reports on this for the past six months. It's nothing new and the commisHi. , is not taking it lightly."

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