Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 30, 1976 · Page 1
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IOVSQ a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 86 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, April 30.1976 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Kvening for 60c Per Week 1C-. Sln * l « I3C Copy Congress Asked for Greater Authority Report Urges More Wiretaps WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and local investigators should use wiretaps and bugs more often and Congress should give them greater authority to do so, the National Wiretap Commission recommended today. The proposals in the commission's final report to Congress and the White House buck a trend toward restricting the use of electronic surveillance in an effort to protect Americans' right to privacy. The report indicated that the 15 commission members, including scholars, lawyers and members of Congress, were sharply divided. Four members issued a separate statement dissenting from the majority's .major Over 100 Enter the Art Show Entries have been received from more than 100 artists for the seventh annual sidewalk amateur art show Saturday, May 1. The show will'run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the sidewalks and in the Westgate Mall in downtown CarroH. It is sponsored by the Carroll Chamb.er of Commerce. Warren D. Morlan is show chairman. The show is divided by adult and student divisions. Students must be 18 years old and younger. Entries have been received from Omaha, Des Moines, Sioux City, Spencer. Fort Dodge, Ayrshire, Boone, Ames, Charter Oak, Estherville, . Marshalltown and Cherokee. Entries will be divided according to these media: Oils and acrylics; fabric art; water colors; pottery; sketches and drawings; and three-dimensional works. Several demonstrations will be conducted by artists. Mr. and Mrs. David Leach of Des Moines will hold a puppet theatre demonstration in the downtown mall throughout the day. All exhibitors are asked to report to the east entrance of Westgate Mall between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday. Exhibit space will be assigned on a first-come basis. Many of the art works on display will also be offered for sale. Judges will be Judy Sutcliff of Audubon and Doug Palmer of Harcourt. Area Forecast . .Clear to partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday. Cooler Friday night, lows in mid to upper 30s. Highs Saturday lower 60s. recommendations. On orders from Congress, the commission spent two years studying the effectiveness of the 1968 law authorizing electronic surveillance in federal investigations of narcotics trafficking, organized crime activities and certain other major offenses. The report said 21 states and the District of Columbia now have similar laws, and the commission urged all other states with substantial organized crime activities to follow suit. Under the federal law, the attorney general or an assistant he designates must obtain a court warrant before the FBI or the Drug Enforcement A d - ministration may tap a telephone or plant a bugging device in a room or car. The panel majority proposed easing the restrictions in these ways: —The law should allow electronic surveillance for additional crimes "such as customs offenses, interstate shipment of firearms and interstate fencing of stolen goods." —Judges specifically ought to authorize federal agents to break into private premises to plant eavesdropping devices. The commission complained that investigators hesitate to use bugs because they doubt their authority to commit a break-in. —The law should allow tem- porary wiretaps and bugs without court orders in emergencies involving potential "death or serious bodily injury." The law already permits temporary warrantless eavesdropping in emergencies involving organized crime or national security threats. Federal officials have used the emergency provision only once and should use it more often, the majority urged. —The law should be changed to allow federal prosecutors designated by the attorney general to apply for eavesdropping warrants. Sen. James Abourezk, D-S.D., Reps. Robert W. Kastenmeier, D-Wis., and John F. Seiberling, D-Ohio, and Columbia University High Adventure —Staff Photo These youngsters were caught enjoying the city's famous fountain Thursday afternoon. The fountain with its'cool running water and two pools provided some high adventure for Chris, left, and Bill Polking Jr., sons of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Polking, 1508 N. Carroll St. New U.S. Grain Sale to Russians WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says a new grain sale involving 875,000 metric tons of corn and wheat has been made to the Soviet Union. The new sale raises the total grain purchases by the Soviets this week to nearly 4.3 million tons, the department said Thursday. The sale included 400,000 metric tons of corn from the 1975 harvest and 350,000 tons of corn and 125,000 tons of wheat from this year's crops, the department said. A metric ton is 2 V 205 pounds and is equaMo 39.4 bushels of corn or 36.7 bushels of wheat. Officials refused to identify the U.S. firm that made the new sale. The current round of grain sales to the Soviets had been anticipated, and department officials say there is plenty of U.S. grain to meet export commitments without causing consumer food prices to rise significantly. The week's first grain sales to the Russians were announced late Wednesday, with three firms sharing in sales totaling 3.4 million tons, including corn and wheat, and also involving both 1975 and 1976 U.S. production. Those firms were later identified as Continental Grain, r4ew York; Cargill, Inc., Minneapolis; and Cook Industries, Memphis, Tenn. Wine Bill Rejected by House DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Grocery stores and other retail establishments will not be permitted to sell wine, the Iowa House decided on a 49-40 vote Thursday. The bill was pushed by lawmakers who complained the selection of wine available in state liquor stores is insufficient. But it was defeated by a coalition of those mistrustful that it was a step toward ending the state liquor monopoly, drys who oppose increased wine sales, and lawmakers fearful that it would reduce state liquor profits. "The people who want this bill are not even lowans," declared Rep. William Griffee. D-Nashua, who said the main instigator of the legislation . wa.s. the California Wine Growers Association. The bill survived (48-32) an attempt to table it, and another move, defeated 48-45, to send it back to the Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Norman Jesse, D-Des Moines, the chief sponsor of the bill, said he was aware that many grocers oppose the bill. But he said a great many of the people want it. And he chided those who tried to chop off debate by tabling the measure or returning it to committee. "It is high time that this session, which has been rather dull, took up a bill that has a little sex appeal." Jesse said. Bill Requires Upgrading of Rural Phones DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A proposal submitted to the Iowa Commerce commission would require many rural telephone companies in Iowa to upgrade their service, even if it means higher phone bills. If the plan is approved by the commission, rural companies would have to eliminate eight-party lines and replace them with four-party hookups, provide only private-line service to business customers and have no more than two urban customers on each line. Companies would be given until Jan. 1,1982 to upgrade facilities. Honor Car Dealers — -Staff Photo Awards of appreciation from the Carroll High Senate were presented Wednesday to local car dealers for their cooperation in supplying driver education cars. From left, Mark Poland shakes hands with Mike Wittrpck of. Wittrock Motors. Others from left are Rita Harmening, John Whaley of Whaley Chevrolet, Lou Walsh of Petersen Motors and Roland Griffith of Herman Ford. Miss Harmening and Poland represented the Carroll High Senate. professor Alan Westin objected to those and other majority proposals. "The majority, in weighing the two competing values of law enforcement effectiveness and personal privacy, has come down too heavily and too uncritically, in our view, on the side of law enforcement," they wrote. They disputed the majority conclusion that wiretaps and bugs have been effective in detecting and convicting criminals, particularly those involved in organized gambling. The panel concluded that "the average citizen's fears that he might be the victim of electronic surveillance are mainly unjustified." Debate on Prisons is Postponed -Staff Photo Testifies — Ray Kassel, director of planning and research for the Iowa Department of Transportation, testified Thursday in the opening of a Scott County District Court .hearing on a Motor Club of Iowa suit to ban long tracks. He said 65-ft. twin trailers would cause 300 more accidents a year but admitted that would be only a fractional rise .in the accident rate. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Debate on legislation to relieve crowded conditions at Iowa's prisons was delayed by the Senate Thursday after leaders decided more time was needed to study the options. "It may be that a $3 million federal grant is available for construction of a new medium security facility," said Senate Republican Leader Clifton Lamborn, R-Maquoketa. "We should know by Monday or Tuesday. If it is. we may take advantage of it." Senate Democratic Leader George Kinley. D-Des Moines, said new developments call for more study on the issue. But he said he has not abandoned the possibility of converting the Girls Training pVisons, Page Z New Cable — Steve Weeks showed no fear working on the flag pole in front of the Carroll Community Center Thursday afternoon. The old flag cable broke and a new one had to be installed. The new cable should last a lot longer, City Clerk Leon P. Oswald said. Weeks is a city employe. 200 Pints Quota for Bloodmobile Anderson, Kilpatrick Columns Will Appear Two of the new columns that will appear starting next Monday on the Carroll Daily Times Herald Editorial Forum page will be investigative reporter Jack Anderson and conservative columnist James J. Kilpatrick. Anderson, whose relentless digging has made him one of America's, top investigative reporters, is nothing like the Holl-ywood version of the hard-drinking, hard-swearing news hound. He neither drinks nor swears — nor, for that matter, has he ever been seen with a cigarette drooping from the corner of his mouth. He avoids cocktail parties, shuns night life, has no time for the card games in the back rooms. He is more likely to be found teaching Sunday School or romping with his nine children. Anderson has been at the bottom of some of the biggest exposes that have come out of Washington. He was the first to report that the CIA, FBI, Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies were spying on law-abiding Americans. He began four years ago quoting from some of the files that these agencies kept on prominent citizens. He was the first to report that the CIA had attempted to assassinate foreign leaders. In a series of columns in January. 1971. he gave names, dates and details of six assassination attempts against Cuba's Fidel Castro. He reported that the CIA had recruited two Mafia men, Sam Giancana and John Roselli, to direct the assassination plot. Anderson was also the first to report in February 1975 that the U.S. was contemplating military intervention in the Middle East, a story which Secretary of State Kissinger confirmed several months later. During the Watergate era, Anderson broke many of the major stories. He was the first to implicate John Mitchell and H.R. Haldeman in the scandal. Anderson was also the first to report that hush money had been offered to the Watergate defendants. He was called on to testify himself after the Watergate investigators learned that he had been ' present in an adjoining room during the discussion over the hush money and that a participant had left the. meeting to give him progress Columns, See Page 2 The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Carroll from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Holy Spirit Grade School gym- Carroll Jaycee Ettes will be chairwomen. They hope the quote of 200 pints can be exceeded. Mrs. Richard O'Toolesaid. Anyone 17 to 65 years of age may donate blood, she said. Seventeen-year-olds are required to have their parents' permission. In the past, the city has occassionally failed to reach its quota, she pointed out. The club hopes about 240 persons will offer blood. There are always a few medical rejects, so extra donors are needed, she added. Schools and businesses will Iowa Youth, 17, Killed in Crash CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jeffrey Huffman, 17. Alta Vista, was killed when the motorcycle on which he was a passenger collided with a car at a Charles City intersection Thursday night. The motorcycle was driven by Kirk Scott. 17. Floyd, who was hospitalized here in fair condition. Tim Casper. 16. Charles City, driver of the car, was not injured. W^W»W'S»>»»X1«MW9«*>M'*«W»« Inside No accurate count on Iowa's elderly — Page 10. School papers — Pages 5 and 10. Church notes — Page 5. Women's news — Page 4. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports Dual win to Carroll. Ali confident, Sutton, Seaver post shutouts: Cavaliers top Washington. Honest Pleasure favored — Pages 6 and 7. be called to remind prospective donors about the Bloodmobile visit. Blood may be given every eight weeks, but not more than five times a year, she explained. Nurses as well as other volunteers will be working at the site. Physicians will be on call. Hughes' Will to Be Probated LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Three scrawled pages of instructions that leave millions of dollars each to the Mormon Church and a 31-year-old Utah gas station owner, who says he once loaned Howard Hughes a quarter, will be probated as the will of the late billionaire. "It's just legal procedure from now on," said Noah Dietrich, 87, the former top Hughes aide named in the faded document as executor. "I have no question that it's his handwriting and his signature," Dietrich said Thursday in Los Angeles. "It was brought to me this afternoon, using the copying method over the telephone, and I no longer have any question about it." Dietrich earlier had expressed doubt about the validity of the document turned over to a court here because of numerous spelling errors, but he later changed his mind. The document gave no indication of the over-all value of Hughes' estate. Speculation on its total value has ranged as high as $2.5 billion. The document stipulates that the Mormon Church and the gas station owner are each to get one-sixteenth of the estate — which could mean about $156 million if the $2.5 billion figure should be accurate. A tattered envelope contain- Hughes, See Page 2 Vote Breeder Reactor Control to ERDA WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Research and Development Administration is gaining control of the nation's first prototype nuclear reactor construction program, a move proposed by the Ford administration. The House-Senate Atomic Energy Committee approved, by a vote of 9-to-2 Thursday, the request to put management of the controversial $2 billion Clinch River Breeder Reactor project directly under ERDA. No further congressional action is necessary, since Congress had previously delegated this authority to the joint committee. The project, to be built on the Clinch River near Oak Ridge, Tenn., will remain a joint government-industry venture, but the role of private utilities would be vastly reduced under the proposed new arrangement. Committee approval came despite a recent stndv nrgine a go-slow approach to the breeder program and-despite objections of a committee member who said the proposal might give the government less — instead of more — control over the project. Many nuclear power advocates see the breeder as the answer to energy shortages because it "breeds," or produces, more nuclear fuel than it consumes. But critics have claimed breeders are more environmentally hazardous than other types of nuclear reactors and far too costly. The joint committee action approved a proposed major revision in the existing contract that calls for joint industry-government funding and management of the Clinch River project. While its pricetag has nearly tripled from the $699 million estimated in 1970 when the project was authorized by Congress, the utilities' share has remained at about $250 million. The government's share, meanwhile, has soared to about $1.7 billion. The administration, noting that the government is now shouldering most of the cost, decided to rewrite the basic contract to also give it a larger role in managing the project. Currently, the project, not expected to be completed until the late 1980s, is managed by a corporation made up of ERDA, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Commonwealth Edison of Chicago. Under the proposed revisions, ERDA will have the final say on all key management decisions and the TVA. a government-owned utility, will operate the demonstration plant once it is completed. Rep. John Moss, D-Calif.. protested that the proposed contract revisions are so vagueiy worded that the government might end up with less actual control over the project.

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