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Stye leg jBoines riiY fln JffV jWMriS I K Export PIEC creates no new sales Grain subsidy program called 'dead in the water' By GEORGE ANTHAN Tha Register's WasNnoton Bureau Chief WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Reagan administration's Export PIK program, launched with considerable fanfare several weeks ago as a way of boosting U.S. grain sales overseas, hasn't resulted in any additional corn or wheat shipments. "You could say that Export PIK is under sail, but there's no wind," said Dick Fritz, of U.S. Wheat Associates, an export promotion group. An official of a commodity organization said privately, "So far, it's dead in the water and there are no signs that it's going anywhere soon." Agriculture Secretary John Block announced on June 4 that the U.S. would subsidize the sale of one million tons of wheat to Algeria as the opening shot in the administration's new Export PIK program. No Sales Expected But Algeria hasn't bought any grain from the Uniteo States and experts say that no sales are expected in the next several weeks. There are, however, reports that Algeria has bought wheat from France. Under Export PIK, the United , States agrees to provide enough free grain from its reserve stocks to enable an American company to undercut prices being offered by foreign competitors. But industry officials have reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture did not consult with Algerian grain-buyers before offering to sell them wheat under the Export PIK program. One official of a U.S. commodity organization said, "There are some bruised feelings on the part of the Algerians who do the grain buying." It's being widely reported throughout the grain industry that U.S. agricultural attaches in Algeria and in other North African countries were not consulted by the USDA before it selected Algeria as the first recipient of Export PIK. The Reagan administration worked EXPORT Please turn to Page 10A Dog bites off mailman's nose ST. LOUIS, MO. (AP) - A veteran mail carrier says he feels no animosity toward a dog that lunged over a fence and bit off the end of his nose, but the attack may persuade him to retire. Vernon Jost, 58, who has been a mail carrier for 36 years, was bitten Monday by the mixed-breed dog. "I know these people," Jost said of the dog's owners, "They're good people. I don't want to make any trouble for them. The dog was just doing his job." Jost's nose was reattached by a plastic surgeon during an hour-long procedure Monday night. Fired Register employee now Marcus police chief By PERRY BEEMAN Rttfstfr Staff Writer A fired Des Moines Register circulation employee now the police chief of Marcus, la. allegedly falsi fied subscription Marcut v orders, pocketed i f3,000 in carriers' incentive pay and won a company-paid DES MOINES 1 o Mil.. 200 trip t0 Hawaii. Fred L. Hunefeld of Marcus was fired as district manager and state route carrier by the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company on April 10 after company officials accused him of handing in duplicate subscription orders some as many as eight times during a circulation campaign late last year, jlunefeld has been denied jobless benefits, and the allegations are included in Job Service of Iowa records. Based on the allegedly bogus orders, THE NEWSPAPER IOWA DEPENDS UPON Sft 1 1 4 ' S 1 4 ii M, " i. ' c y o ' 1 1 . f ' - . i'"- : I ' 7 y.-i , iti"" The end of a 50-foot treat Yam! Cab Scoot Kevin Rossmanith drips ice cream and toppings after he and 120 other Scouts polished off a 50-foot-long banana split Wednesday at Camp Dodge. The huge concoction, made with 20 gallons of ice cream, 30 bananas and covered with chocolate, whipped cream and cherries, noted the 75th anniversary of scooting. Kevin, 9, is the son of Joyce and Larry Rossmanith of Grimes. Colon surgery is scheduled for president From The Regisiefs Wire Services WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Reagan will have a second, apparently benign growth removed from his colon Friday and also will undergo a thorough examination of his large intestine during an overnight stay at Be-thesda Naval Medical Center, the White House announced Wednesday. Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said the tiny "pseudo-polyp" was found to be non-cancerous after it was discovered during an examination March 8 and that chances of it currently being malignant are "extremely remote." Medical experts generally agreed, while also pointing out that a complete examination of the colon and removal of any polyps is recommended as a way of preventing colon cancer, the second most common form of cancer deaths among humans. Lung cancer is first. "There is a tendency one in 100 that if left in place long enough, (polyps) can become malignant and Z REAGAN Please turn to Page 9 A Hunefeld won, and took, a $1,400 January trip to Hawaii and apparently pocketed about $3,000 in carriers' incentive pay, Register and Tribune officials testified at a Job Service hear-. ing June 26. Hunefeld, 53, who said he had worked in law enforcement previously, denied Wednesday that he submitted fake orders and called the charges "ridiculous." Marcus Mayor Robert Ames said he was unaware of the allegations against Hunefeld, who was hired as chief in the Cherokee County town of 1,200 people about a month ago after the position was advertised in The Register. "This is a surprise," said Ames, adding that he would discuss REGISTER Please turn to Page 10A Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, July 1 REGISTER PHOTO BY GARY FANDEL r. Jf"" Gosches say they've found note from son By JOHN HYDE Ol Tht Register's WasNnetan Bureau WASHINGTON, D.C. - The parents of missing West Des Moines newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch said mm Wednesday they ,v V1 nave receivea a 5 1 Hollar hill miih fho W u : l a a? A. uuy 3 Bigiiaiuic aim the words "I am j alive" printed on it. At a press conference held in the U.S. Capitol, John and Noreen Gosch said the dollar was found about one month ago by a woman who re ceived it in change at a Sioux City supermarket. The Gosches said they have had the bill analyzed by three handwriting experts and are convinced the signature is genuine. John Gosch, the boy's father, said discovery of the bill has provided "a source of additional hope" that Johnny is still alive. The parents also said they have assembled approximately $400,000 in reward money and would be willing to negotiate a ransom. An additional $125,000 reward has been posted by The Des Moines Register and Iowa businesses. Two Missing Carriers Johnny disappeared in 1982 while delivering the Des Moines Sunday Register in his West Des Moines neighborhood. He was then 12 years old. Another Register carrier, Eugene Martin, vanished in 1984 while delivering the newspaper and remains missing. Also present at the press conference was Bill Coates, a Treasury Department employee, who said the dollar bill bearing the message was in the possession of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve as of July 25, 1984. Sometime after that date, Coates said, it was distributed to a bank in one of six north-central states. Coates said the department had no way of determining to which state the bill was sent, or where it had been since then. "I wish we could do more," he said. Coates assisted the Gosches at the request of Iowa's senators. The Gosches said the bill had not been turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or other law enforcement authorities but would be made available after the press confer- GOSCH Please turn to Page 10A 1 ! i x JOHNNY GOSCH 1, 1985 Price 25 Copyright 1985 'Coke is it' once again; old formula will return From The Register's Wire Services NEW YORK, N.Y. - Bowing to the clamor of America's taste buds, Coca-Cola Co. is bringing back the real thing: its 99-year-old formula for regular Coke. The old formula, to be called Coca-Cola Classic, will be sold side-by-side with new-formula Coke, which was introduced two months ago. Coca-Cola is hoping the move will calm a flood of public protest resulting from the formula switch. "I can definitely say that old Coke is back for the American public," spokesman Thomas Gray said from the company's headquarters in Atlanta. "Everyone wins," said Gray. "Over 40 million consumers every day in the United States enjoy Coca-Cola but thousands of dedicated Coca-Cola consumers have told us they still want the original taste as an option. We have listened and we are taking action to satisfy their request." Gray said Coca-Cola Classic will be available in "some markets" within several weeks, and both formulas will be available to bottlers worldwide. "Which Coke is It?" The news, to be announced officially here today, prompted Pepsi-Cola spokesman Ken Ross to paraphrase the familiar Coke motto and ask, "Which Coke is It? We don't know, and the consumer doesn't know. With Pepsi, at least, you know what you're getting." Coke's stock soared on the New York Stock Exchange as rumors of the change bit Wall Street, rising $2,375 a share to close at $72,375 after heavy afternoon trading. Pepsi was down 75 cents to $57.50. The reformulation of Coke has been the subject of national debate since May, when the switch was made. Feeling snubbed, old-formula fans flooded the company with an average of 1,500 protest calls a day, complaining that new Coke tasted just like the dreaded Pepsi. Coca-Cola even had to fight off a class-action lawsuit by the Seattle-based Old Cola Drinkers of America, which wanted the original formula returned. Coke won the suit, but the 8,500-member Old Cola Drinkers, with branches as far away as Rome, say COKE Pieose turn to Page 11 A She wins $400,000 suit over sex ad CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A 27-year-old woman was awarded a $400,000 judgment from a publication that printed an explicit advertisement listing her address, causing men to besiege her with requests for sexual favors, her attorney said Wednesday. Superior Court Judge D. Donald Pa-lese ordered the judgment after finding that Philadelphia Scenes Action Newspaper of Fort Washington, Pa., made no effort to verify the authenticity of the ad before it was published and later refused to retract it. The woman's attorney, Alfred Sanderson, said she had received more than 200 responses in the mail and numerous visits to her apartment. Student's once By PETER HECHT 1?I5 Dalai Times Herald STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS - For several years, Tarleton State University student Rusty Branch chased the paleontologist's dream, scavenging riverbeds and lake shores for fish and reptile fossils, somehow hoping to uncover a large-scale dinosaur. Last month, when his dream came true, Branch discovered at least six dinosaurs. But they were prehistoric midgets measuring barely three feet to 10 feet long. "I was little bit disappointed," he said later. ". . .These didn't turn out to be the biggies." This week, however, a team of paleontologists is hailing Branch's discovery of the estimated 100-million-year-old remains as one of the most significant dinosaur finds in several years one that could fill a gap in natural history. The skeletal remains of plant-eating creatures called camptosaurs were discovered in muddy rock near Proctor Lake, 20 miles west of Ste- Des Moines Register and Tribune Co. D.M. grocers prepare for old Coke's return By MARY MURRAY Register Staff Writer Coca-Cola Classic. Add it to Coke, Diet Coke, Caffeine-free Coke, Caffeine-free Diet Coke and the planned Cherry Coke, and you come up with a shelf space problem for local grocers that far outstrips their concern over the difference between the old and the new Coke. "It's going to be a problem, with all stores, finding a place to stock it," said Tim Potts, manager of the Hy-Vee Food Store at Fleur Drive and McKin-ley Avenue in Des Moines. Potts echoed the concern of about a half-dozen Des Moines grocers who Wednesday afternoon learned of the Coca-Cola Co.'s decision to sell both old Coke and new Coke. "We're kind of in a predicament as far as shelf space there are so many new products coming in," said Mike Hixson, assistant manager of the Dahl's Food Market at 3710 Avenue Frederick M. Hubbell. But this new, old product really is nothing more than an admission of error, according to the local bottler of Coke competitor Pepsi-Cola. And Michael Sinks, general manager of Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers Inc., further objected to the publicity generated in the new-Coke, old-Coke debate. Iowa Input Slim Iowa soda drinkers apparently played little part irthe reported clamor that led Coca-Cola to reintroduce its old-fashioned formula, according to Jim Tyler, president of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Des Moines. Tyler said he had received 13 letters and 22 telephone calls complaining about new Coke since the change in April a handful compared to the 1,500 complaints a day that reportedly have been pouring into other plants around the country. At a meeting Monday at company headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., managers from southern and southwestern states reported that their customers wanted the old Coke back, while those from the northern states had far fewer complaints, Tyler said. "We have been doing very well with the new Coke," Tyler said. "Our business hasn't fallen off at all, and I can prove that in black and white." The Old Cola Drinkers of America, based in Seattle, Wash., which report- IOWA Please turn to Page 11 A - in - a - lifetime REGISTER MAP phenville in north-central Texas. The camptosaurs, reptiles that lived on the shoreline, walked on two legs but brought their forefeet to the ground for grazing. Scientists say camptosaurs are much smaller than more commonly depicted brontosau-rus. In the past two weeks, research and excavation teams from Southern Methodist University, Tarleton State and the University of Colorado have converged on the site, beginning a mo I i UE hew' Ukuhoma J MEXICO Fort Worth. UallasU J TEXAS "TrilU "N site MEXICO- jfSMl EPA action could triple sewer bills 3 years cut from plant's schedule; credit woe seen By JANE NORMAN Register Staff Wrtter In a move that could triple Des Moines-area sewer bills and blemish the city's credit rating, the federal government has ordered at least three years cut from the construction schedule for a new sewage treatment plant here, officials learned Wednesday. To gain a delay, two federal agencies would have to be convinced by Sept. 1 that area cities and residents are in such deep financial trouble that meeting the new construction schedule would be impossible. ' "There's been enough bad news about Iowa lately, and we don't need any more, but this is very bad news," Kenneth Haynie, bond lawyer for the city of Des Moines, told about 30 city and state officials gathered Wednes-riav at the Ties Moines Convention Center. Monthly sewer rates for an average Des Moines household would be $23.81 if the construction schedule is shortened, almost tripling the current $8.70 average monthly rate, said City Engineer Harold Smith. He said that if sewer rates are increased as much as proposed to meet the new construction timetable, the Des Moines area will be "out of the market" for any new commercial or industrial growth. "I'm sitting here just boiling inside," Altoona Mayor Sam Wise said at one point during the tense two-hour meeting. "Des Moines and the metropolitan area are in a Catch-22 that is very, very unfair, and this message has to get through to you people," he told two federal Environmental Protection Agency representatives at the meeting. 1994 Completion Date EPA has set a deadline of July 1, 1988, for cities to stop polluting the nation's waters with sewage and to comply with the Clean Water Act. Des Moines and its suburbs intend to comply by building a treatment plant at Southeast Thirtieth Street and Van-dalia Road, a huge undertaking start- SEWER Pieose turn to Page 8A Galveston loses battle of toilets AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP) - Council members and the mayor of Galveston were angry when gift-shop owner James Mabe published their home phone numbers on pamphlets he distributed to protest the lack of public toilets on beaches near his business. They sued for $100,000 in damages, claiming his action sparked phone calls that invaded their privacy. But Mabe's action was proper, the Texas Supreme Court said Wednesday, in letting stand a decision by the First Court of Appeals in Houston. The lower court had ruled that phone calls are a part of public service. dinosaur find thodical process of unearthing and preserving the skeletons. The fossils eventually will become part of the collection of the Shuler Museum at SMU, university officials said. "This would be the oldest dinosaurs found in Texas," said James Brooks of SMU's Institute for the Study of Earth and Man. "It tells us what kind of animals were living here between 100 and 120 million years ago - and more about the environment at that time than we knew before." Louis Jacobs, the director of the SMU Museum of Palentology who is helping supervise the Stephenville excavation, said the discovery "in terms of both quality and abundance of fossils, ranks among the most productive sites in the world." Officials said several complete skeletons with bones in the same position as they were when the animal Qieu nave ueen Ulicuveieu aim say DINOSAURS Please turn to Page 8A i

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