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ICMQ a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 85 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, April 29, 1976 — Fourteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Kach Kvcning for 60c Per Week Copy But Leaves Door Open for Draft Humphrey Won't Enter Race Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Oswald —Staff Photo Oswalds Retire; In Rusiness Since '39 By Mary Lee Hagert BREDA — Marcellus and Helen Oswald will wipe off the counter for the last time Friday at the Oswald Cafe, located in downtown Breda. The Oswalds have been in the tavern business here since 1939. They are known in the .area by their nicknames "Zeke" and "Heidi." On Saturday William Stork, Breda, will take over the business. The majority of the furnishings and the building have been sold to Stork. "We moved out a few personal things and some antiques," Mrs. Oswald said. During their retirement the Oswalds plan to "take it easy for awhile and just relax," Oswald said. During their years in the tavern business in Breda the Oswalds have seen many people in Breda come and go. "We've seen a lot of generations grow up here," the-69-year-old .bartender remarked. "I think we know everybody around here. When new people have moved in, it wasn't long before we got to know them." The original tavern was a wood frame building. The wood structure was moved across the Main Street business and a new brick structure was erected in its place in 1948. Prisoner is Found Hanged MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prisoner in city jail was found hanged to death Wednesday three hours after he was arrested for intoxication. , Police say Genaro DeLaCruz, 21, hanged himself with his shirt. He had told officers he was from Texas and was looking for work here. Inside Retired teachers recall early days — Page 5. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports All not worried, Messersmith drops 3-0 decision, Buffalo clips Boston, Roberts handcuffs Oakland — Pages 6 and 7. Members of the community gave a farewell party for the Oswalds at the tavern last Friday. "We had a full house. The people just sort of took over the tavern and let us sit back and relax," Mrs. Oswald said. So on Saturday the Oswalds can walk into the tavern for the first time in 37 years as customers ,and not as the bartenders. Status of Bishops is Under Fire PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Once a bishop, always a bishop — that's the view prevailing through most of Christian history. But United Methodists are considering a break with the pattern. A proposal before their governing convention Wednesday would make bishops serve a limited term of eight years, then relegate them to the clergy again. This would "lessen the tendency of bishops to become autocratic," said a report presented by Louise Branscomb of Birmingham, Ala. The report said it would be more in keeping with a modern mood of "greater openness and shared responsibility." Some others also maintained the present permanent status of bishops makes for an unseemly "kingly" image and an "imperial" aloofness from the people. The complaints echoed those of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation. But the majority of a study commission that considered the matter for four years defended retention of the , present system under which a bishop, once consecrated to that office, holds it for life whether active or retired. The custom links Methodists Bishops, See Page 2 Area Forecast Mostly cloudy with slight chance of a shower Thursday night or early Friday, becoming, partly cloudy later Friday. Lows Thursday night mid to upper 40s. Highs Friday low to mid 60s. Rainfall chances 20 per cent. WASHINGTON (AP) —Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, rejecting an old familiar siren call, today announced he will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination. While leaving the door open for a draft nomination, Humphrey said he will seek re-election to the Senate and will not enter New Jersey's June primary. "In the past I've said I would not enter the primaries," Humphrey declared. "I've also said if at the time of the Democratic convention my party needs me and wants me I would be prepared and honored to be the Democratic presidential nominee." Humphrey said he would stand by that statement. Earlier, in Trenton, N.J., the Democratic state chairman had said Humphrey would not enter the state's primary. me announcement by Chairman James P. Dugan preceded by a few minutes a news conference Humphrey called in the Senate Caucus Room, in Washington, a traditional forum for launching presidential campaigns. Several sources close to the senator had said they expected him to enter the race for the Democratic nomination. Humphrey, meanwhile, huddled privately for the second straight day with close friends and political advisers. The Minnesota Democrat scheduled his news conference for 12:30 p.m. CDT. The sources said they expect Humphrey to .begin his campaign by entering the New Jersey primary. The deadline for fiiing'is 3 p.m. CDT today. New Jersey is the last of the presidential primaries Humphrey could enter since filing deadlines for the others have passed. Humphrey was met by a crowd of reporters and the glare of television lights as he arrived this morning at his Senate office. He smiled, shook hands with tourists and told the reporters: "No questions." "Are you planning a trip to Trenton?' 1 Humphrey was asked. Trenton is the capital of New Jersey, and the reference was to the possibility that Humphrey might enter the upcoming New Jersey primary. "Oh, my!" Humphrey replied and disappeared into his office. The Senate Caucus Room, with its plush red carpet, marble walls and Corinthian columns, was where John and Robert Kennedy announced their candidacies for the presidency. It was where Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., announced his current campaign for the White House. The Senate Watergate committee held its hearings seated at a long wooden table covered with green felt under the room's huge chandeliers with glass globes. Spectators filled its wooden benches decorated with carved eagles. Humphrey, asked if he will run for the Democratic nomination, said Wednesday, "It will be decided tomorrow." His comment came as he emerged from a meeting with some of his closest political friends. Humphrey went into the meeting in his Senate offices Wednesday, saying, "I have not as yet reached any change in my position and I am not at all sure that I shall." But emerging almost 2V 2 hours later, he said, "I'll be having Russians Buy More U.S. Grain WASHINGTON (APO — New grain sales have been made to the Soviet Union, including some wheat and corn, which will be charged against a long-term agreement calling for deliveries to begin this fall. The Agriculture Department said late Wednesday that Russia has bought 3.4 million metric tons of grain, the first round of sales since early last Novem-- ber. The new sales had been anticipated by department experts for several months. Although USDA declined to identify the firms, Continental Grain Co., New York, announced later that it had sold two million tons of the grain. Other companies involved, according to trade sources, were Cook Industries, Memphis. Tenn., and Cargill, Inc.. Minneapolis. Minn. The department said a total of two million tons of corn involved in the sales would come from the 1975 harvest. That boosted to about 15.8 million tons the amount of grain sold to the Soviets last July, including about 11.4 million tons of feed grain, nearly all corn, and 4.4 million tons of wheat. A metric ton is 2,205 pounds and is equal to 39.4 bushels of corn or 36.7 bushels of wheat. It is the unit most commonly used in international grain trade. The.new sales have been "counted" in official export projections for some time and will not materially affect consumer food prices, according to department experts. Record grain crops last year have led to a modest buildup of U.S. reserves and the department says farmers could harvest huge new crops this year if they get normal weather. About 1.4 million tons of the new grain, including 1.1 million of corn and 300,000 of wheat, will be delivered to Russia after Oct. 1 from this year's harvest. Under terms of the five-year pact signed last fall, Russia will buy at least six million tons of wheat and corn annually. something to tell you tomorrow." There is a time factor involved in the decision because of momentum building behind former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, who posted a strong win in the Pennsylvania primary on Tuesday. And today was the filing deadline for the June 8 New Jersey primary, the last place Humphrey can challenge Carter before the voters. Fearing time may be running out, the group led by Minneapolis businessman and long-time Humphrey supporter Robert Short pleaded with the Minnesota senator on Wednesday to make a move to give his followers a rallying point. They asked Humphrey to at least let them begin forming a campaign, even if he isn't ready to announce his candidacy. Under federal election laws, formation of such a committee would make Humphrey an official candidate. Short said he proposed to Humphrey the creation of an exploratory committee, which could begin raising money, lining up political support and building a campaign organization. Humphrey has vetoed past proposals for a "draft Humphrey" committee, but in a television interview Wednesday he said a plan like the one proposed by Short was a possibility. Some Humphrey supporters, however, demand that he plunge full tilt into the campaign now, beginning with an active race in New Jersey. There already is a slate of uncommitted delegates in New Jersey, which is considered favorable to Humphrey. But some of the delegates, such as Rep. Peter Rodino, are grumbling over their stand-in role. They say they would prefer to have Humphrey run in his own name. In between those who want a full candidacy and'those settling for a tentative thrust through committee formation are others who think Humphrey should at least declare himself to the public and begin campaigning even if he does not enter the primaries. State officials have placed Humphrey on the primary ballot in Idaho, Oregon and Nebraska, despite his avowed non-candidacy. But Humphrey says he has no intention of campaigning in those states. Near Record Profit for General Motors —Staff Photo '76 Pen Pals - Junior Bicentennial Correspondent Joelle Wenck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wenck, Carroll, writes a letter to her pen pal in Georgia: Curt Webber, son of Mr.- and Mrs. Dennis Webber, Carroll, points to the bulletin board string that leads to Texas, the home of his pen pal. They 'are members of Mrs. Ted Edwards' third grade class at Fairview Elementary School. They are involved in a national bicentennial correspondence program for school children. Each child in the class chose a school in a state they wished to write to. Orders From God, Government Clash GRANNIS, Ark. (AP) — For the Nance clan awaiting the second coming of Christ, today is the day orders from God'and the federal government clash. At first, only a few townsfolk detected the secretive behavior of the group of 24 living isolated on the outskirts of Grannis, waiting and hoping for the second coming and the end of the world. Only a few friends and relatives, in the beginning, suggested the vigil be called off. Then, residents of this southwest Arkansas town of 177 circulated petitions asking that something be done to stop what some called "this nonsense." County officials scoured law books for violations. A judge ordered six school-age children removed from the house and returned to school because he said they had violated state law requiring children to attend school until they have completed eighth grade or are 16. He also told the Nance family they were following false prophets. Vacant homes owned by vigil members were vandalized and burglarized. None of the pressures cooled their zeal. Then the federal government stepped in. The Farmers Home Administration said today — the vigil's seven month anniversary — is the last day the '24 legally can stay in the three-bedroom brick home where the wait began Sept. 29. Vigil members said they simply can't leave. God, they have said, told them to stay put, to never leave the house. Vigil, See Page 2 DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Corp., riding the crest of a surging auto industry, earned a near-record $800 million in the first quarter of the year, 13% times its depressed profits of a year ago. "It's a fantastic quarter for GM and the rest of the industry," said one Wall Street analyst. "It's got to be the most dramatic turnaround in auto history." The world's largest auto maker reported Wednesday its earnings — equal to $2.78 a share — were the second highest for any quarter and came on all-time record sales of $11.4 billion. "I doubt if there is a cloud in the GM sky right now," said an independent financial analyst in Detroit. "The firm is making money every hour in every corner of the world." The economic recession last year s e n t G M's January-March earnings plummeting to $59 million, a 29-year low for the quarter. GM was the third U.S. auto company to show a sharp improvement over the first quarter of 1975, when the industry lost an aggregate $212 million to finish in the red for the first time in four decades. By contrast, the industry is expected to show near-record earnings of $1.1 billion in this year's first quarter. Ford Motor Co. was to release its quarterly results today. Analysts say Ford, which lost $106 million a year ago, will show a profit of between $230 million and $280 million. GM's latest return, on the high side of analysts' forecasts, fell short of the firm's all-time quarterly record of $817 million earned in the first quarter of 1973. Dollar sales were up 50 per cent from $7.6 billion last year and 19 per cent higher than the previous first-quarter record of $9.6 billion in 1973. Net income represented 7 per cent of sales, compared with eight-tenths of a per cent a year ago and 8.5 per cent in 1973. Chrysler Corp. previously reported profits of $57 million for the first quarter to snap six straight periods of heavy losses. The firm had a record deficit of $117 million in last year's first quarter. American Motors, which lost a record $48 million a year ago, reported a thin profit of $1.2 million for the first quarter of 1976. Analysts attribute the industry's turnaround from a two-year depression to a strong market recovery, effective cost-cutting programs and renewed consumer interest in large, high-profit cars. Levi: FBI King Probe Not Faulty WASHINGTON (AP) — Atty. Gen. Edward H. Levi said today a seven-month Justice Department inquiry has discovered no evidence that the FBI's investigation of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination was faulty. Nevertheless, the attorney general ordered a continued review of all Justice Department records on the slain civil rights leader. Levi apparently rejected one key recommendation of Asst. Atty. Gen. J. Stanley Pottinger that a committee outside the government review the investigation of King's murder. King was shot by a man carrying a high-powered rifle as he stood outside a Memphis, Tenn. motel room April 4, 1968. Pottinger, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, began an internal inquiry last November in the wake of disclosures that the FBI had wiretapped and continually harassed King on orders from the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Firm Indicted for Banned Shipments to Soviets Crackdown Looms on Illegal U.S. Exports SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Bay Area firm has "been charged with illegally exporting $3 million in sophisticated electronics manufacturing equipment to the Soviet Union in what may be the start of a federal crackdown on such transactions. : The federal indictment returned Wednesday against I.I. Industries Inc. paints a cloak- and-dagger picture of fictitious firms, mysterious foreign "middlemen" and complex equipment disguised as washing machines and ovens to avoid detection by customs authorities. It alleges that the Sunnyvale, Calif., firm, three of its officers and three West German nationals violated U.S. law forbidding exportation to Communist bloc countries of any goods which will "significantly increase .. . present or potential military capability." Asst. U.S. Atty. James H. Daffer said the equipment in question is used to make semiconductors, electronic devices which could be used in guidance systems for missiles. He added, however, that authorities did not know what use was made of the equipment by the Communists. The indictment names Gerald R. Starek, president of I.I.; Carl E. Storey, vice president f d r sales; and Patrick O'Conner, the comptroller. Also indicted were Richard Mueller,. Friedrich Linnhoff and Volker Nast, all West Germans now out of the United States. The indictment charges the defendants conspired to export the prohibited goods to the Soviet Union between April 1,1975, and last Jan. 17. Company officials had no comment on the charges. According to the indictment, the equipment was sent to Russia through a convoluted international path that included sales to phony firms in the United States, Canada, Switzerland and West Germany. On Dec. '3, the grand jury charged, I.I. Industries shipped equipment to Allen Electronics in Overland Park, Kan., where it was picked up by Linnhoff, also known as Paul Allen. He then allegedly delivered it "falsely invoiced as commercial washing machines and industrial ovens" to an exporter. Daffer said the California firm also made shipments to two fictitious firms in Montreal — Semitronic Ltd. and USA Trade — which consigned the goods to a customs freight forwarder. He in turn sent the merchandise on to West Germany or Switzerland. Once in Europe, Daffer said, the equipment was transshipped to the Soviet Union. He did not elaborate further on this aspect of the case. Mueller was identified as an employe of Semitronic of Switzerland, a firm which received several instruction manuals for the equipment.' Linnhoff was identified only as a former Luftwaffe pilot and Nast as connected with a Hamburg firm called Reimer-Klimatechnic. Exporting such equipment is punishable by a fine not more than five times the value of the goods involved, or $20,000, whichever is greater. Violators also face a maximum prison sentence of five years. Develop New Addition —Staff Photo Kevin Bierl, John Vandesteeg and Harold Bierl discuss plans for a new residential addition northeast of Carroll. Harold Bierl is now developing about 59 residential plots. There will be room for about 150 plots in the addition, Bierl said. Seated on the Caterpillar tractor is Kenny Kokenge of Schroeder Associates, Ltd. which is doing the earth moving. Vandesteeg is the project engineer.

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