Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 31, 1970 · Page 1
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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 257 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Saturday, October 31, 1970—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Qc Sln81 * Evening for 50 Cents Per Week Copy Calls Senate Election Most Important, Decisive in History— Nixon Appeals for Vote of Confidence for Himself Programs SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — President Nixon, calling next Tuesday's election "probably the most important and decisive Senate election" in American history, 'has appealed to the nation for a vote of confidence in himself and his programs. "Vote for those men who will vote for the President rather than against him so that the President can keep his promises to you, the American people," Nixon told 8,000 Republican partisans in Anaheim Convention Center and television viewers across the nation Friday night. The Republican National Committee purchased network time for a telecast of the speech in the wake of Thursday night's incident at San Jose, Calif., in which rocks, bottles and eggs were hurled at the President. Nixon had said "the time has come to take the gloves off" and that he would discuss in the Anaheim speech "what America must do to end this wave of violence and terrorism." But he gave a toned-down version of the same basic speech he has been delivering in political swings about the nation. The President said, in refer­ ring to the San Jose incident, "It's time to draw the line" against violent demonstrators and that the Republican candidates for whom he has spoken have taken a strong stand against "this kind of lawlessness and this kind of violence." Nixon appealed to voters to "stand with these men who understand the issues." After the speech, Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon will amplify his remarks on the San Jose incident today in a speech at Phoenix, first stop on a four-state, windup political swing to Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Nixon's speech received an enthusiastic reception from the party faithful who waved small American flags and held up multicolored signs, including ones that proclaimed "No Rocks in Anaheim" and "We're for Nixon, Not Rocks." Both of these were held aloft behind Nixon, and in view of the television cameras. In contrast to many Nixon speeches, there were no hecklers and demonstrators inside the hall. Outside, a few dozen demonstrators, some opposing the Vietnam war and others urging military victory, paraded on a side­ walk. Nixon flew the 35 miles from the Western White House by helicopter, landing in a parking lot out of sight of the protesters. The Anaheim appearance was designed principally to bolster the re-election campaign of Sen. George Murphy. The Field Poll released Friday in California newspapers showed that Democratic nominee John V. Tunney has lengthened his lead over Murphy in recent weeks from two to seven percentage points. Murphy introduced Nixon, saying "this is the greatest honor I have ever experienced," then blinking noticeably as the President heaped praise on him. The program was opened by Gov. Ronald Reagan, a strong favorite for re-election over Democrat Jess Unruh. Reagan said "we see the threat of anarchy in this land" and sharply attacked Tunney, saying "a young man lusting for high office has forsaken decency and honor." Then, Nixon came on, acknowledging a wild roar from the crowd by waving both hands, fingers in an outstretched "v", into the air. His biggest applause came at the climax of a portion he often uses in which he said the pic­ ture of youthful protesters shown on the nation's television screens gives a false impression. "They're not a majority of American youth today and they will not be the leaders of America tomorrow," the President said. He also drew applause when he said, "In a system that provides a method for peaceful change, there is no cause that justifies a resort to violence or lawlessness in the United States." Aides said that the relatively restrained Nixon delivery was tailored to the fact the speech was televised. It was the first national telecast on which the chief executive has appeared during the campaign, although many of his speeches have been carried by local or regional hookups. Ziegler said Nixon has no plans for further campaigning after Saturday's swing. On Sunday, he will confer here—and play some golf—with Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Who shouldered the burden of GOP campaign efforts until the President took to the road in a drive that will have carried him into 23 states bv tonight. Thieu Vows No Surrender or Coalition SAIGON (AP) - President Nguyen Van Thieu told his countrymen today that he will never surrender to the Communists or accept a coalition government and that North Vietnam has no chance to win the war. "The enemy has lost his initiative on the battlefield," Thieu said in a 90-minute state-of-the-nation address. "He has lost practically all control over the population, and we will continue to destroy his political infrastructure. The Communists will lose and we will win." Meanwhile, more than 150 persons were reported dead and nearly 150,000 homeless from floods that washed away hamlets, roads and croplands along a wide stretch of South Vietnam's northern coastal lowlands. Thieu, speaking before a joint session of the National Assembly on the eve of South Vietnam's National Day, said the Vietnamese and Viet Cong proposal for a coalition government is a "Machiavellian ruse." He labeled all South Vietnamese who support such a plan "lackeys of the Communists." Allied military operations from the Demilitarized Zone to Da Nang and southward to Quang Ngai City were at a virtual standstill. U.S. Marine helicopters made rice drops to persons still isolated but in no immediate danger. Some of the helicopters were shot at by the Viet Cong. One sank in 12 feet of water, and one of its four crewmen was reported missing. Four U.S. Marines reportedly drowned when their Jeep was swept off Highway 1 between Da Nang and Chu Lai. Vietnamese authorities said that at last report 102 persons were dead and another 147,761 had been evacuated by helicop- Thieu .... See Page 9 Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Mostly cloudy Saturday night with occasional periods of light rain, possibly mixed with snow, colder with lows 27 to 33. Sunday partly cloudy, high 40 to 45. Promise There's enough paper here to gift wrap it. More than 600 miles of Christmas gift wrapping is produced daily at this Pittsburgh, Pa., Her Any thing plant - Th ^' s enough, by year's end, to go around the world seven times. Slain Coed Friend of Carroll Family Patrice Leary, 22, of Okaboji, who was slain in her New York apartment Thursday, was a friend of the Lloyd Booth family of Carroll. Miss Leary and her mother had visited in the Booth home here a number of times, the two families having been friends for many years. Mrs. Booth has gone to Okoboji to be with Mrs. Leary and expects to return home sometime Saturday. The Booths were notified of the tragedy by telephone. Lloyd Booth operates the Villa and 71-30 Motels in Carroll. NEW YORK (AP) - Police have alerted doctors, hospitals and drugstores in the city to waitch out for a bushy-haired young man whose face was badly scratched as he overpowered and murdered pretty coed Patrice Leary. Miss Leary, 22, of Okoboji, Iowa, "apparently tore out chunks of his hair and sec­ tions of his face skin," a police spokesman said Friday. "The suspect will need medical attention, because she put up a furious battle," he added. Miss Leary, a graduate student and teacher, was found stabbed, strangled and beaten in her West Side apartment Thursday. Police theorized that she may have left the door open, allowing her assailant entry, when she entered carrying groceries. After questioning witnesses, police Friday issued a description of the suspect as white, in his early 30s, about 170 pounds, with busy, wavy black hair, 5 feet 11 inches tall and wearing a brown jacket and gray slacks. Miss Leary's body was discovered by two girl friends, Betsy Paull, 21, and her sister, Nancy, 19. Betsy Paull, who had been staying for several days, is is the last person known to have seen her alive. Antiwar Protests Scheduled in Dozens of American Cities By The Associated Press Antiwar rallies, parades and speeches were planned in dozens of American cities today in what was billed "a massive demonstration for peace" on the eve of the Nov. 3 elections. In contrast, President Nixon will be honored in Salt Lake City tonight with a "candlelight patriotic parade" which sponsors say is expected to draw several thousand persons. Nixon will be in Utah on a campaign swing for Republican Senate candidates. Units from veterans' groups, labor organizations and school children will march in the Salt Lake City parade, sponsors said, with state Atty. Gen. Vernon Romney as parade marshal. The antiwar demonstrators said they would not interfere with the parade, confining their protest to such "dramatizations" as selling apples on street corners and setting up soup lines to protest military spending. About 2,000 students gathered Friday night at the University of South Florida in Tampa in an antiwar demonstration that included rock music. A candelight march was held on the campus early today and a parade through downtown Tampa was scheduled later in the day. The police armed with rifles and shotguns arrested some 30 of the youths and routed about 200 more when they failed to obey a 2 a.m. curfew and leave a football field where the Friday night rally was held. In Chicago, the sponsoring Oct. 31st Peace Action Committee said up to 25,000 persons were expected to march through the downtown area to attend an antiwar rally in Grant Park. Jerry Gordon, a Cleveland attorney and coordinator of the National Peace Action Coalition which called the demonstrations, said other protests throughout the nation would be linked to a recent grand jury indictment of students at Kent Sate University. "We feel that Nixon is trying to throttle the student movement," he said, "to turn them into vegetables and o sterilize the campuses." The student indictments were returned by a Portage County, Ohio, grand jury in connection with disorders which led to a confrontation with National Guardsmen in which four students were killed and nine wounded. Gordon criticized Nixon's campaigning for Republican candidates as a "last-minute smear and fear campaign" which he said was designed to avert voters from "the real issues and problems that confront them." In New York, the Peace Action Coalition scheduled a lunch-hour parade down Seventh Avenue from Columbus Circle to Bryant Park for a rally- Similiar afternoon marches and rallies were planned in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Columbus Ohio, and Atlanta. In El Paso, Tex., scheduled speakers in a rally at the Uni­ versity of Texas branch included Renie Davis, a defendant in the Chicago 7 riot trial. Sponsors said another 10,000 demonstrators were expected ait a rally at the state Capitol in Austin, although police predicted the number would be much smaller. Kate Millett, feminist and author of "Sexual Politics," was on the list of speakers for a rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia, along with Steward Meacham, former director of the American Friends Service Committee, and Jan Crumb, founder of "Vietnam Veterans Against the War." A scheduled rally in Trenton, N.J., was canceled Friday because of recent racial turmoil in that city fallowing implementation of a school busing plan. In Waterloo, Iowa, permission to use Exchange Park for a two-hour rally was held up until organizers posted a $500 bond to cover the cost of any damage. Spokesmen for the Los Angeles Oct. 31 Out Now Committee said they expected several thousand persons and no violence at their rally. Watson Held Insane; Sent to Institution LOS ANGELES (AP) Charles "Tex" Watson, accused of leading two murder missions in which Sharon Tate and six others died, has been declared insane and in danger of dying. A judge ordered Watson committed to a state mental hospital and said Friday he would not be tried until he regains his sanity. Dr. Marcus Crahan, one of three psychiatrists reporting on the tall, lean Texan, said: "Mr. Watson in the last week has become listless, flaccid and makes no movements . . . His lips are pursed. He is being fed by nasal tube. He is ... becoming a vegetable. He is rapidly reverting to a fetal state ... which would be rapidly fatal." The insanity ruling by Superior Court Judge George Dell came at a hearing across the hall from a courtroom where Charles Manson and three women are being tried on murder- conspiracy charges for the deaths of Miss Tate and six other persons in August 1969. Trial witnesses have described Watson, 24, as chief lieutenant of Manson's hippie- Watson .... See Page 9 Hot off the Wire Eight Reds Named to Chilean Cabinet SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Salvador Allende, who becomes Chile's first Marxist president next Tuesday, has named a 15- man cabinet that includes three Communists and five other Marxists. The 62-year-old Socialist senator announced the lineup in a news conference Friday. The other seven cabinet posts will go to members of the four smaller leftist organizations that supported Allende in his campaign to succeed the left- of-center government of President Eduardo Frei. RIO OE JANEIRO (AP) Police set up road blocks and checkpoints in Rio and Sao Paulo today in a hunt for terrorists. Citizens were told to carry iden- t ; ication papers and motor vehicle documents at all times. The sudden move against ter­ rorists came after the discovery of what police called a terrorist master plan ranging from the kidnaping of diplomats and government officials to the bombing of buildings. The plan was to run for two weeks leading up to the Nov. 15 general elections, police said. READLYN (AP) - Mrs. Elizabeth Kollasch, 40, of Swea City was killed early Saturday in a traffic accident on Iowa 3 about three miles east of this Bremer County town. The State Highway Patrol said a semi-trailer truck and two other cars were involved in the accident at a bridge construction site where there was only a single lane of traffic. The victim's husband, Maurice Kollasch, 49, was taken to an Oelwein hospital for treatment of injuries. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crime reporter Paul Avery of the San Francisco Chronicle says he has received a Halloween card from the Zodiac killer that he interprets as a threat on his life. Avery, 36, declined an offer of police protection Friday, but said, "I do think I'll be a little careful for a while." The card, bearing the message "Peekaboo, You are doomed" also had pictures of peering eyes and skeletons drawn on it. It was signed with a large Z and a crossed circle, the symbols for the Zodiac killer who claims to have killed 13 persons. DES MOINES (AP) - two suits similar to the one filed 10 days ago against Younker Brothers, Inc. for charging excessive interest rates have been filed against Sears Roebuck and Co. and Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. The suits, filed by Iowa Atty. Gen. Richard Turner Friday in Polk County District Court here, challenge the firms' V/z per cent monthly interest rate on unpaid customers' accounts. Turner contends this 18 per cent yearly interest rate exceeds the 9 per cent rate set by Iowa law and thus "constitutes illegal and usurious interest." EMMETSBURG (AP) — A suit charging a Fort Dodge man with failing to deliver promised goods has been filed in Palo Alto District Court here under the Iowa Consumer Fraud Act. Filed by the Iowa attorney general's office the suit seeks to enjoin Homer Fred Johnson from allegedly fraudulent business practices. The petition charges hat Johnson, doing business as H-F Plastics, Inc., collected money but failed to deliver a number of plastic telephone book covers imprinted with advertising of Northwest Iowa businessmen. DETROIT (AP) — Under a news blackout, the United Auto Workers Union and General Motors Corp. go into special "probing sessions" today in a new phase of the 47-day-old strike. The most important economic demands get a private hearing as both sides seek for softening in the major stands, which have not modified since the Sept. 15 walkout. News blackouts have in the past been a sign that critical talks aimed at a breakthrough were at hand. —Photo by L. A. (Jack) Smith Open House Open house will be held at Trinity Episcopal church from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday to celebrate extensive improvements made to the church interior during the past 18 months. The Rev. Theodore H. Kampman, vicar, invites the public to attend. Tea will be served in the undercroft by women of the church. The improvements include recarpeting and redecorating the nave, new pews, redecoration and new fixtures in the undercroft. The worship of the Episcopalian church and the vestments of its clergy will be explained to those interested. The improvements were made under the direction of L. A. (Jack) Smith, warden, in cooperation with the Bishop's Committee, and the women of the church working through the Guild, headed by Mrs. J. D. Moore. Jet Hijacked, Lands in Cuba MIAMI (AP) — Forty-nine passengers who boarded National Airlines Flight 43 from Miami to San Francisco found themselves in a Havana hotel today, the viotims of a man who puled a hijack. A National spokesman said the airline had learned the passengers, who arrived at Havana's Jose Marti Airport at 11:36 p.m. Friday, had been taken to a hotel. He said he did not expect the DC8 jetliner to return until later today. Flight 43, which also had scheduled stops in Tampa, New Orleans and Houston, was diverted at 11:05 p.m. Friday. Warning on Vicious Tricks on Children By The Associated Press Parents, police and civic groups are on the alert today for vicious Halloween tricks on youngsters—such as poisoned candy and apples spiked with razor blades —• which were found in many areas last year. As the first reports of such incidents this year came in, police warned: Don't let children eat any Halloween treat without taking a good look at it first. In Phoenix, Ariz., police and narcotics agents said there also is a danger that treats might be spiked with drugs. They issued repeated warnings to parents not to let children eat candy unless enclosed in the original factory wrapping. The officers said fears of drugs were sparked by reports that large amounts of Seconal tablets were circulating in the Phoenix area. Police warnings were accompanied by newspaper advertisements in Syracuse, N.Y., and Indianapolis, Ind. To combat both the menace to trick-or-trefating children — and the possible problem of vandalism by some of them — hundreds of Jaycee members in Memphis, Term., planned to take to the streets tonight in a mass "safety patrol." They will have no police power, but were equipping their cars with two-way radio systems to call police if necessary. In Waukegan, III., Friday night, a child bit on a Halloween treat and found a razor blade. Donald Crossman, 9, told his mother after 3V2 'hours of trick-or-tr eating: "There's something in this candy bar." Opening it, Mrs. Mary Ann Crosman, 31, found the broken, double-edged safety razor blade. Her son was unhurt. The blade stuck between his teeth. Buffalo, N.Y., police also reported a similar incident when an unidentified child's mother accidentally dropped a Halloween apple, which broke open to reveal a razor blade. A laboratory rat seems interested as it's weighed by researchers at medical division of Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Tennessee. Rodent is raised to help scientists investigate effects of rare earth injections. Weight Watcher

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