Iov\a a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 84 Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, April 28, 1976 — Twenty Pages Two Sections Delivered by Carrier Kach KvemriR for GOc Per Week 1C- Single UC Copy Senator Cites Broad Support, Desire to Be President 'Stop-Carter' Forces Pressure Humphrey WASHINflTON I AP> Ron moot i.MtU CM,«„«,*„..„ !„,„_:„ T_ .u_ , . . . ^^ ^^ WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey said today he may authorize an "exploratory committee" to assess whether he should become an active candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Humphrey said he is coming under increasing pressure to announce his candidacy. With the "stop Carter" movement failing in Pennsylvania, sources close to Humphrey indicate he will say yes to requests that he step at least part way into the race. In an appearance on ABC- TV's "Good Morning America," Humphrey, who was his party's presidential nominee in 1968, said he would To Launch Auto Theft Program ByPaulHolley (Iowa Dally Pre» Association) DES MOINES — The Iowa department of public safety will begin a special statewide auto theft enforcement program Saturday, May 1. "Auto theft is the third most committed crime in Iowa and the 16th most, solved," said public safety director Charles W. Larson. "We knew something needed to be done to cut down on auto theft." Larson said the Iowa Highway Patrol would be the primary agency involved in the program's initial stages. "Each time the patrol stops a car," said Larson, "they should be aware of tell-tale signs of stolen cars — pried off vehicle identification numbers and other defacing.'' Specialized training sessions for 14 state troopers, five motor vehicle investigators from the Iowa department of transportation and two sheriffs will be completed May 1. Through the intensive training session, one officer in each Highway Patrol post will be the "resident expert in auto theft.'' according to Larson. The training program teaches officers where to look for secret identification numbers placed on vehicles by' manufacturers and-how to detect the defacing of identification numbers. Officials from the Illinois State Police, the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Auto Theft Bureau are assisting Iowa officials in conducting the training session. The training session is being held at the state police academy near Des Moines. Training will be expanded to include local law enforcement officials this fall, said Highway Patrol Lt. Loren Dykeman, vehicle theft coordinator. "We will try to put on a series of seminars and reach as many local officers as possible," said Dykeman. "The nature of auto theft covers wide areas so we want Auto Thefts, See Page 2 meet with supporters later in the day. "I imagine they'll want to talk politics, "he said. Asked if he expected to be pressured to enter the race, Humphrey said "it's already started." He said that, despite former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter's victory in Pennsylvania, he doubts any candidate will win on the first ballot at the Democratic convention in July. After it became clear Tuesday night that Carter was on his way to a decisive victory in the Pennsylvania primary, Humphrey disavowed any intention to join a stop Carter movement. In the television interview today, he said Carter "really has a leg up now." But Humphrey added that two-thirds of the delegates to the Democratic convention have yet to be chosen and that there are 21 more primaries. Humphrey said he would give consideration to formation of ''some exploratory committee" to assess delegate sentiment in his behalf. He declined to say when he might authorize formation of such a group. The senator described himself as "the one man who seems to have the broadest support in the Democratic party." Asked if he wants to be -Staff Photo Celebration Flag — Mrs. Gene Vincent, Carroll and Mrs. Mildred Elliott, Mt. Ayr, display a flag Mrs. Vincent knitted which will be given away by the Carroll County Republican Women, June 26, during the Carroll County Early American Fair. Mrs. Elliott, a Fifth District national delegate candidate, spoke at the combined meeting of the Carroll County Republican Central Committee and the Republican Women Tuesday, night a,l Tony's. Malpractice Bill is Approved by Senate DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislation designed to hold down increasing medical malpractice insurance rates was approved 47-0 after the Senate rejected a $200.000 ceiling on judgments for pain and suffering. (Voting no was Sen. William P. Winkelman, R-Lohrville. Listed as absent or not voting was Sen. Karl Nolin, D-Ralston) "This may have the effect of raising rates," Sen. Lowell Junkins, D-Montrose said of the proposed maximum judgment on malpractice awards. "In fact, a $200,000 ceiling could become a $200,000 floor and they (insurance companies) are afraid of it," Junkins said, contending juries hearing malpractice cases would look at the limit as a goal when considering awards. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. W.R. Rabedeaux, R-Wilton, was defeated 24-25. Rabedeaux said the limit on damages for pain and suffering could limit the amount of malpractice insurance a doctor needs to carry. He said most medical mai.- practice awards are broken into three categories — past Malpractice, See Page 2 presid e n t , Humphrey replied, "There isn't any doubt about that." . However, Humphrey said after former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter's victory in ' Pennsylvania, "I want to see the Democratic party win. If Jimmy Carter can win, I'm not going to try and stop him at all." . Formation of a Humphrey campaign committee was expected to be announced today following the Carter win in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, his seventh first-place finish in nine primaries. "We think there is a necessity for moving ahead now," said Rep. Paul Simon, D-IIL, one of the leaders of the GOP Cites Workers and Elects Officers were named and awards given Monday night at Tony's at a combined meeting of the Carroll County Republican Central Committee and Republican Women. Dr. Michael J. Hall was elected organizational chairman; Mrs. Paul Conner and Mrs. Virgil Baumhover liaison chairmen and Gene Vincent was appointed finance chairman. Dr. Hall presented a plaque to Douglas Polking in recognition of Polking's service as Carroll County Republican chairman from 1973 to 1976. The followi n g committeepersons who have just finished their terms were given distinguished service awards: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rupiper, Templeton; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sporleder. Lidderdale; Mrs. Captolia Greteman, Templeton; Maurice Eichman. Templeton: James Wilson, Carroll; Mrs. Carroll A. Lane, Carroll; Mrs. Baumhover, Carroll; Mrs. M. J. Hall, Carroll; Robert Merritt, Carroll, and Mrs. Paul Connor. Glidden. Mrs. Clark Peters and W. J. Goodwin, both of Carroll, spoke for'Clark Peters who is a candidate for Iowa> 55th district house seat. Mrs. Mildred Elliot, Mt. Ayr, candidate for fifth district national delegate, spoke. W. R. Ferguson. Glidden, candidate for Iowa's 28th Senatorial district, gave a report of the fifth district statutory convention held April 3 at Harlan. Mrs. Gene Vincent, president of the Republican women, announced that she, Mrs. Irving Bliss, Mrs. George Opperman. Manning, and Mrs. Arthur A. Neu will attend a 5th district Republican Women's •Conference in Greenfield Wednesday. The next Carroll County Republican Central Committee meeting will be June 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carroll County Court House. Wins Big Popular Vote., Delegate Lead Carter Pennsylvania Victor PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Carter combined a big popular vote victory with an unexpected lead in the battle for delegates and said today that Pennsylvania marked the "last gasp" of any organized movement to stop his drive for the Democratic presidential nomination. The former Georgia governor, boasting that "we're now No. 1," had won or was leading for 65 of the state's 178 delegates to the national convention as the vote count continued today. Some results were not expected until Friday. At a morning news conference, Carter said, "It would be unlikely that I could be stopped now unless I made a mistake and the biggest mistake would be to become arrogant." There were two separate contests in Pennsylvania — one indicating popular preference, the other to select delegates. With 97 per cent of the vote counted, Carter, with his seventh primary victory in nine states, had 37 per cent of the popular vote. Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington, who had said he expected to lead the delegate race, ran second to Carter in ' the popular vote and fourth in the delegate contest. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of . Minnesota, who has said he will not campaign in the primaries but would accept the nomination if offered it, said the victory in Pennsylvania gave Carter a lot of momentum, but noted there's still.a. long way to go before the nominating convention in July. In an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America." Humphrey said he was giving some consideration to allowing establishment of a Humph reyfor-President committee with his blessing. ' President Ford, unopposed in Pennsylvania and apparently assured of all 103 Republican delegates, was in Texas, preparing for the May 1 primary and a potential showdown with challenger Ronald Reagan. In remarks prepared for a forum in Tyler, Ford issued his strongest rebuttal yet to Reagan's charges that America is second to the Soviet Union in military strength. "Simplistic and superficial charges based on limited information and experience could lead to irresponsible and potentially harmful policy decisions," he said. With 87 per cent of the 9.638 Pennsylvania precincts reported. Carter led for 65 delegates. U.S. Rep. Morris K. Udall of Arizona was ahead for 22. Pennsylvania Gov. Carter, See Page 2 Humphrey movement. If Humphrey agrees to let the campaign committee operate on his behalf, it would make him legally a candidate under federal election law. although he has not announced his candidacy formally. A group of Humphrey supporters put together a tentative campaign committee Tuesday to be headed by Minneapolis businessman Robert Short. Sources within the group said they had scheduled a meeting today to ask Humphrey to give his blessing to the effort. Even if Humphrey continues to withhold a formal announcement of his candidacy, the committee could begin immediately trying to line up convention support for him, principally from among the many uncommitted delegates being picked in state primaries and caucuses. Such a committee also could begin setting up the machinery necessary for the convention manuevering that will be essential if Humphrey is to get the 1.505 delegate votes he would need for nomination. Humphrey has said for some time that he would accept a draft but would not campaign in the primaries. However, he has added recently that he might reappraise the situation after the last primaries are held June 8 and enter the race more actively if no other candidate has emerged as the clear party choice by that time. But the Pennsylvania results seriously endanger Humphrey's chances of being nominated if he does not make some move soon. Carter won a clear victory over Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash, despite the support given Jackson by pro-Humphrey labor leaders in what some acknowledged was a stop-Carter movement. Pennsylvania also gave Carter his first victory in a large industrial state, the kind in which Humphrey's greatest strength traditionally has Feeders Fete Bankers — The Carroll County Beef Producers entertained representatives of the Carroll County commercial banks at a dinner Tuesday evening. Among the bankers present were, top picture, standing from left: Barney Halle. Manning Trust & Savings Bank: Lester Heinen. Farmers Savings Bank. Halbur: Charles Hughes. First National Bank. Manning: and Paul Zimbeck, Commercial Savings Bank. Lanesboro: seated, from left: Jack Stangl. Commercial Savings Bank. Dedham: G. A. Van Erdewyk, Breda Savings Bank: Frank Liewer. Commercial Savings Bank. Carroll: Les Perschau. Carroll County State Bank: Tom Horbach. Templeton Savings'Bank: and Larry Jensen. Iowa Savings Bank. Coon Rapids. The Beef Producers officers are. from left. Ralph Bock, treasurer: Gary Rupiper. past president: Jerome Halbur, president: Bill Schumacher, secretary: Arden Hinners. past secretary; and Alan Stork, vice-president. Leading Indicators Decline for First Time in 5 Months WASHINGTON (AP)-The government said today that its index designed to indicate future economic trends declined in March for the first time in five months, adding a somber note to upbeat economic reports of recent weeks. The Commerce Department said its composite index of leading indicators dropped by four-tenths of a per cent last month. It was the first decline since a five-tenths of a per cent drop in October and followed on the heels of a seven-tenths of a per cent increase in February. The significance of the March decrease was not clear since economists generally consider it takes three months of successive increases or declines to signal a turnaround in the economy. For example, the economy continued growing late last year despite no change in the index during September and Inside Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Medal honors to Juergens. 2nd golf loss to Tigers. Kuemper girls 5th at Ogden. Suns take series. Pauley is a winner, Ryan's bid ended — Pages 13,14 and 15. the drop in October. The March report comes in the midst of other economic indicators showing that total output of goods and services advanced at a relatively rapid 7.5 per cent annual rate over the first three months of this year, that inflation is still inching along at an annual rate of less than 3 per cent and that employment is increasing while joblessness declines. A slower growth rate and more rapid inflation in the months ahead, however, would be in line with what most economists expect. The Commerce Department said the major influence on the leading indicators' performance was a slower growth in liquid assets held by consumers and business. Liquid assets are cash or forms of investment which can be converted rapidly into cash. been found. Humphrey aides and supporters said in interviews Tuesday that he still is unlikely to take an active part in the campaign before June, even if he does become a quasi-candidate by authorizing a committee. But they say a campaign committee working for him could give hope to potential Humphrey voters and help prevent a snowballing Carter drive. "Having a committee would solidify support," one aide close to Humphrey said, "particularly among the uncommitted (delegates) where the greatest danger exists of bolting to the front-runner." State Audit of County Completed An 18-months audit of Carroll County for 1974-1975 has been completed and filed in the state auditor's office for public inspection and also forwarded to the court house in Carroll, State Auditor Lloyd R. Smith announced Wednesday. Smith told The Daily Times Herald a detailed report of the rest of Carroll County will follow in the near future. Smith released the following figures concerning property tax collections for Carroll County under the supervision of the county treasurer: Property taxes collected from taxpayers, $7,076,360.22; Mobile homes tax — $25,514.90; Received back from state: Homestead credits — $492.106.61; Agricultural land credits — $167.686.74; Military tax credits — $38.161.73; Monies and credits replacement tax—$34,261.52; Personal property tax credits —$395.981.13; Livestock tax credits — $141.424.14; Total received back from State —$1.269.621.87; Grand total— $8.371.496.99 The county treasurer sold $1.373.279.09 in auto licenses and collected $437.688.68 in use tax. Only $40.094.05 was kept in the general county fund of Carroll county. The county treasurer's investment of idle funds program for the past five years netted interest as follows and was credited to the general county fund: 1970 —$29,543.75; 1971 —$33.012.50; 1972 —$41.806.25; 1973 —$64.356.05; 1974-75 —$125.268.25; Total —$293,986.80. Smith reported that the valuation of Carroll County Audit, See Page 2 Area Forecast Mostly cloudy with chance of rain Wednesday night and Thursday. Lows Wednesday night low to mid 40s. Highs Thursday mid 50s. Rainfall chances 30 per cent. Bank Regulators, Except for the Fed, Cooperate in Probe WASHINGTON (API —Concerned about the health of U.S. banks, congressional investigators are making their first examination of the federal government's bank regulators with cooperation from at least two o f the three regulatory agencies. The survey follows criticism of federal banking regulators in the wake of some major bank failures and other problems in the banking industry. Two agencies, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the office of the Comptroller of the Currency, agreed Tuesday to allow auditors from the General Accounting Office of Congress to look over confidential records and examination reports, two congressmen announced. The third, the Federal Reserve Board, continued its refusal to turn over its records. The three share regulatory responsibility. The comptroller regulates nationally chartered banks, the Federal Reserve Board supervises state-chartered banks that belong to its system and the FD1C regulates state-chartered banks that do'not belong to the Federal Reserve. Rep. Henry Reuss. D-Wis.. chairman of the House Banking Committee, and Rep. Fernand J. St Germain. D-R.I.. a ranking member of the panel, said the steps by the FDIC and the comptroller were a "major breakthrough" in attempts to monitor the caliber of bank regulation. They also said they hoped the Federal Reserve would drop its opposition. The GAO has the legal authority to inspect the books of nearly all government entities and does so regularly at the request of Congress. However, the bank regulatory agencies are exempt from that law. The agencies have sought to justify their past refusals to turn over the material on the grounds that the information is given them by banks on a confidential basis. And the Fed claimed its records were too complicated for GAO auditors to evaluate properly.
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