Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Vol. 101—No. 256 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Friday, October 30, 1970—Ten Pages Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Copy Focus on Senatorial Contest in East Iowa DES MONES (AP) — Iowans will elect members of a 150- member legislature on Nov. 3 for the first time since early in the century. The balloting in the general election will determine the makeup of the 1971 General Assembly, streamlined down by constitutional amendment from the 124 representatives and 61 senators who served in 1969-70, to 100 House members and 50 senators. It also will determine whether the last of the floor leaders from the 1970 legislature will return. Much statewide interest centers on the senatorial race in Dubuque County, where Minority Floor Leader Andrew Frommelt, a senator since 1958, faces a strong challenge from Republican Sen. John Walsh, who broke a solid Democratic dynasty four years ago to become the county's first Republican senator in years. Frommelt is the only one of the legislature's 1969-70 floor leaders from either party to seek re-election. Sen. Robert Rigler of New Hampton and Rep. Ralph McCartney of Charles City, the Republican floor leaders of the two houses, bowed out after the 1970 session, siaying they could not continue to serve since the advent of annual sessions. House Minority Leader William Gannon, D—-Mingo, lost to Robert Fulton of Waterloo in the primary election last June in a bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. All 100 members of the House and 27 of the 50 senators are up for election this year, but eight representatives and one senator have no opposition. The lone senator on the "free ride" list is Sen. Edward Nicholson, R—Davenport. Without opposition in House races are Republican Reps. Elmer Den Herder of Sioux Center, Trvin L. Bergman of Harris, Maynard Menefee of Fayette, Richard Drake of Muscatine and Charles Strothman of New London, and Democrat Michael Blouin of Dubuque. Others whose elections apparently are going by default are Republican newcomers Roliin C. Edelen of Estherville and Lillian McElroy of Pomeroy, both running for the House. With most of the 1970 legislative leaders dropping out, a major question is upon whom their mantles will fall in the next session. Sen. Lucas DeKoster of Hull, a holdover who isn't up for reelection this year, has announced that he will be a candidaae for Republican floor leader of the Senate. Also mentioned as a possibility is Sen. James Potgeter, R-Steamboat Rock. Legislative sources indicate House Speaker William Harbor, R—Henderson, is a strong possibility for re-election as speaker, though Rep. Floyd Millen, R—Farmington, also has some backing for the post. Likely choices for House Republican floor leader appear to be Rep. Andrew Varley of Stuart or Rep. John Camp of Bryant. Mentioned as possibles for Democratic House floor leader are Blouin, and Reps. Michael Kennedy of New Hampton and Joseph C. Johnson of Iowa City. The return of the legislature to 150 members brings the size of the two houses full circle back to the original Iowa Constitution of 1857. The constitution's first legislate provision limited Senate membership to not more than 50 and the House to not more than 100. An amendment adopted in 1904, however, granted the nine largest counties an extra repre sentative if heir population exceeded the "ration of reresen- tation" by thre-fifths or more. Hence, he House for many years had 108 members and the Senate 50. Every legislature during the 1960s has been elected under a different apportionment plan as the lawmakers sought to make the distribution of seats conform to the "one man, one vote" principle laid down by the courts. The 1971 legislature will hav» to reapportion again for two reasons —the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled the present apportionment plan doesn't fully conform to "one man, one vote," and the 1970 federal census will change the population figures. Spurgeon's Chief Here P. W. Hayes (right), president of the Spurgeon Mer- chantile Co., and three other executives scan the grand opening advertising published in the The Daily Times Herald for the new store opened here Thursday. From left: Ron Rice, superintendent for Iowa and Minnesota stores; Robert Vance, superintendent for Illinois and Wisconsin, and Roger Haynes, Carroll manager. Hayes was here in connection with the opening that attracted a large crowd of shoppers. County Earns $51,037.50 From Investing Idle Funds Carroll County collected $51,037.50 from investing idle funds from 1966 to 1969, a report issued Friday by State Auditor Lloyd R. Smith showed. The earnings included: 1966 — $10,650; 1967 — $10,286.13; 1968 — $10,098.72; 1969 — $20,002.65. Crawford County led the area with a total of $110,569.07 earned in the same period. Other area county reports include: Audubon — $61,000; Calhoun — $32,836.29; Greene — $58,519.04; Guthrie — $20,785.30; Sac — $54,562.50 and Shelby — $26,393.75. Crawford ranked ninth among the 12 highest counties in 1966; 12th in 1967 and 1968. Iowa counties are collecting more than $2 million annually by investing idle funds, Smith reported. For years, because of legal entanglements, most Iowa banks did not pay any interest on money deposited by public bodies. The picture began to change in 1963, however, as the Legislature enacted laws, at first encouraging, and then requiring investment of idle funds by all public agencies. In 1964 the amount of interest earned by counties on the investment of idle funds was only $143,794; five years later the amount had grown to $2,218,330. During this period the number of counties investing their idle funds also grew, from 28 to 99 counties. The 1965 Legislature was responsible for establishing a committee (comprised of the state treasurer, insurance commissioner and banking superintendent), to set interest rates monthly for public agencies. The rate set for the state Iowa Girl, 22, Slain in New York Apartment NEW YORK (AP) - An attractive graduate student from Iowa was murdered Thursday in her West Side apartment. The body of Patrice Leary, 22, a New York University graduate student from Okoboji, Iowa, was found in a pool of blood. Detectives said she had been strangled and stabbed repeatedly. They said the apart- meiit was in a shambles, indicating the victim had put up a violent struggle. Detectives said a woman had reported seeing a young man flee the apartment, his clothes smeared with what appeared to be blood. Two girl friends discovered the body in the living room of the West 73rd Street apartment Miss Leary had shared for a month with Cathy Duchen, a nurse from Des Moines, Iowa. Police said Miss Leary had been stabbed several times and was beaten about the head. Her body was partially disrobed. The two girls, Nancy Paull, 24, and her sister Betsy, 23, arrived at the apartment and found the door closed but unlocked. They looked inside, saw the body sprawled on the floor and ran for help, police said. They called Mrs. Janet Cerasini, the building manager, who summoned police, went to the apartment and later told detecives: "It was horrible." Betsy Paull, who had been staying at the apartment for a few days, apparently was the last person to see Miss Leary alive, police said. Detectives were searching for a man they described as in his early 20s, with black Slaying .... See Page 9 could be one per cent higher than for local political subdivisions, such as schools, cities and towns, and counties. The present maximum rate for local bodies is 6.5 per cent for money invested in Iowa banks for up to one year. Primarily because of the rate setting committee, the amount of interest received by counties increased dramatically, from $347,938 in 1965 to $1,115,405 in 1966. It has been growing steadily since. The report issued Friday by Smith shows that the amount of interest earned from the investment of idle county funds in all 99 counties in the past four years (fiscal 1966 through fiscal 1969) totaled $6,617,858. The Legislature has authorized the state auditor to ask counties to review their investment program when he feels a county's program is lagging; Smith has done this in several instances. In his report Smith "congratulates" many of the county treasurers and boards of supervisors "for their cooperation in the production of the fine investment reports submitted and the amount of interest received." He also acknowledges the excellent cooperation received from "most banks". Because of "a very substantial variation in the financial and housekeeping problems" of 99 counties, Smith be- Funds .... See Page 2 Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Cloudy with chance of light rain Friday night, possibly mixed with snow except in southwest, low temperatures in the 30s. Mostly coludy Saturday with chance of occasional light rain northeast, high in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Routed Later by Fire in Home Nixon's Cava a Mob of Antiw ers SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) —President Nixon, the target of rocks, bricks, bottles, eggs, red flags and other missiles hurled by antiwar demonstrators in his native state, says he was attacked by "an unruly mob that represents the worst in America." Nixon, riding away from a Republican rally Thursday night in the San Francisco bay city of San Jose, Was besieged by hundreds of obscenity-shouting protesters. With him in his limousine were California Gov. Ronald Reagan and U.S. Sen. George Murphy. Later, after the President arrived at the Western White House in San Clemente, a fire caused smoke damage in the oceanside villa and forced a pajama-clad Nixon to evacuate. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the blaze was caused by heat conducted downward from the fireplace in Nixon's second-floor study to wood within the hollow wall of the dining room below. The San Jose violence was the most serious aimed at any president in this country since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Emerging from an auditorium where GOP partisans had given him a warm reception, Nixon climbed atop the hood of his limousine in the glare of photo floodlights. Facing directly toward his noisy opponents about 50 yards away, he thrust his jaw forward and flung both arms upward. With his fingers, hie formed "V" symbols, waving toward the crowd. Most of the demonstrators were young persons, hundreds of whom had rallied at the San Jose State College campus for a march to the auditorium. The mobbing of the Nixon motorcade lasted perhaps five min utes as 'his car moved through a narrow opening that had been cleared in the crowd by helmeted riot police. His limousine and other vehicles in the cavalcade were hit repeatedly by large rocks and other objects. Several persons, including a Secret Service agent, a newsman and a television cameraman suffered minor injuries. The second auto behind Nixon's vehicle stalled when, after it was hit by a rock, its policeman-driver slammed on the brakes. This produced a chain reaction crash of six cars— 4ione seriously dam aged—that brought a loud cheer from the crowd pushing in on each side. A bus carrying members of Nixon's staff and local political dignitaries had four windows smashed by rocks. One of the occupants, showered by glass fragments, was Rose Mary Woods, Nixon's personal secretary, who ducked to the floor and exclaimed, "Just like Caracas!" Nixon was stoned in the Venezuelan capital in 1958, when he was vice president. Another bus carrying members of the White House press corps emerged from the melee with seven shattered windows. Four of the demonstrators were arrested including one for investigation of assaulting a policeman and another for investigation of inciting to riot. In a statement issued after he arrived here for a five-day stay at his oceanfront home, Nixon said: "The stoning at San Jose is an example of the vieiousness of the lawless elements in our society. This was no outburst by a single individual. This was the action of an unruly mob that represents the worst in America. Ziegler said Nixon told him, "It is time for this kind of disgraceful action to stop." In his statement, the President said, "I will discuss what America must do to end the wave of violence and terrorism by the radical, antidemocratic element in our society." He did not say when and where he would take up the question but it was assumed he might deal with it in addressing. a Republican rally tonight in Anaheim, 35 miles north of San Nixon .... See Page 9 To Influence U.S. Voters Reds Launc neks Poster Boy Young David Duncan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Duncan of Carroll has been named poster boy for the 1970 Carroll County Association for Retarded Children's fund drive. The drive will begin Nov. 1 with a door to door canvass in the city of Carroll, continuing through the week. A similar canvass will be conducted in 15 Carroll County townships. Smaller towns wilt be contacted by mail. SAIGON (AP) - North Vietnamese troops shattered the lull in the ground war in Vietnam today with heavy attacks on two allied positions. Four Americans, three South Vietnamese and 16 North Vietnamese were killed, and 27 Americans and 12 South Vietnamese were wounded. U.S. officials had been anticipating a stepup in enemy activity to "grab headlines" just before the U.S. congressional elections next Tuesday. They said the North Vietnamese hoped to influence American voters against candidates backed by the Nixon administration. In the heaviest assault, North Vietnamese troops moving under cover of a mortar barrage attacked Landing Zone Oasis, a U.S. artillery base in the central highlands defended also by South Vietnamese forces. The U.S. Command said three Americans were killed and 21 wounded in the five-hour, predawn battle, and some of the artillery was slightly damaged. Field reports said three South Vietnamese troops also were killed and 11 wounded. The North Vietnamese lost 14 men, some of them cut down by American helicopter gunships. Other North Vietnamese troops 28 miles north of Saigon made a similar attack on troops of the U.S. 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in night bivouac 28 miles north of Saigon. One American and two North Vietnamese were killed and six Americans were wounded in the one-hour clash, and a former Viet Cong serving as a scout with the Americans also was wounded. Field reports said some armored personnel carriers were damaged. The attacks were the heaviest ground assaults on U.S. positions since last July 22, when 12 Americans and 61 North Vietnamese were killed near Fire Base Ripcord, in the northern part of the country. Since then South Vietnamese bases have come under heavy shelling, and there have been numerous sharp ground clashes involving government troops. But activity involving U.S. forces has been mostly light. Informed sources said the North Vietnamese were aided in assembling for the attacks by the curtailment of American air operations this week due to storms and hard rains lashing South Vietnam. Meanwhile, the U.S. Command, in a rush to meet President Nixon's latest cutback of 40,000 American troops by Dec. 31, announced the deactivation of four more Army units and the return to the United States of a | fifth unit, a total cut in Ameri- i can strength of about 2,000 men. i Four of the units are helicopter ! companies with about 100 air' craft. Some of the helicopters ! already have been transferred ! to the South Vietnamese air i force. j Current U.S. strength in Viet; nam is 377,100 men, and this is to be reduced to 344,000 under Nixon's fifth phase of troop cutbacks. Cambodian ground troops and naval units launched a major operation just southeast of Phnom Penh in an attempt to sweep away Communist concentrations that had pushed virtually within rocket and mortar range of the city. Reports from the scene indicated the bulk of the task force met no resistance. But one amphibious assault was driven back across the Mekong River by withering fire, and one gov- Indochina . . . See Page 9 11 ill hi 'ii ••I Pupils Entertain The Carroll Community first graders at Maple River, under the direction of Mrs. Don Severin, gave a musical production for the American Education Week program for their parents. Getting ready for the song plays "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Pan cake Man" are, from left, Raynee Steffen as Grandmother, Tracy Teague as the Wolfe, Leslie Schechtrnan as Little Red Riding Hood, Steve Forbes as The Horse, Phillip Gaffney as The Pancake Man, and Steve Christensen as Sly Fox. There were also songs -Staff Photo- by the entire first grade class, and lullabies by 11 girls. First ,grade teachers are Miss Dolores Baumhover, Miss Sue Rogness, Miss Alice Bjorklund and Miss Karen Murray.
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