Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 2, 1970 · Page 26
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Iowa a place to grovr Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 258 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Monday, November 2, 1970—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10e Only 2 Contests in Carroll County- Voters Gear Up to Go to the Polls Here Tuesday With the campaign tumult and shouting virtually over, Carroll County citizens settled down Monday to wait for the polls to open for Tuesday's general election. The people of Iowa will elect a full slate of state officers plus seven congressmen, 127 members of the 1971 legislature and a host of county officers. They also will be deciding the fate of three proposed amendments to the Iowa Constitution and determining Whether a convention shall be set up to propose further constitutional amendments. The later is a question which the Constitution says must be submitted to the voters once every 10 years. In Carroll County there will be contests for state senate and state . representative, but . five incumbent county office holders will be unopposed. The state senate race in the 14th district will pit incumbent Arthur A. Neu (R- Carroll) against Mrs. Richard (Mary) Baumhover (D-Carroll) in Carroll, Crawford and Monona counties. The state representative district will pit incumbent Charles E. Knoblauch (ID- Carroll) against Mrs. Frank West (R-Glidden) in the 28th district which includes all of Carroll County and six eastern townships in Crawford County. Unopposed incumbents include Bernice Williams (D), county treasurer; Ray F. Reicks (D), county recorder; David E. Green (D), county atttorney; Walter Koster (D), supervisor in the second district; and Jack Thein (D), supervisor in the 5th district. Polls in Carroll County will open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters in Carroll will cast ballots in the following places: First Ward — Fellowship Hall (basement) at First United Methodist Church. Second Ward — Fellowship Hall (basement) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Third Ward — Iowa Public Service business office in down­ town Carroll. Fourth Ward — Gymnasium of Holy Spirit School. A severe case of voter apathy has led most observers to predict a light vote Tuesday although there have been indications of a quickening of interest among 'brie body politic in the last couple of weeks. Secretary of State Melvin D. Snyhorst, who has built a reputation as an accurate prognosticator of voter turnouts over the past two decades, has predicted between z 790,000 and 810,000 lowans will vote Tuesday. That would be the lowest general election turnout in 24 years. But Sen. Jack Miller, R-Iowa, who isnlt up for re-election (himself but spoke over the weekend on behalf of the Republican cause, said ihe has spotted an upswing of interest in the last two weeks which miay swell the total vote. If the "ho hum" feeling among voters is being overcome, it is largely due to the vigorous campaign of Robert Fulton, Democratic candidate for governor. Campaigning 18 hours a day, Fulton has charged the state is broke, hasn't met its school aid payments this fall on time, and will be fored to increase state sales and income taxes substantially next year to avoid further massive increases in property taxes. He also has Charged Republican Gov. Robert Ray's program to combat drug abuse is only a "paper" program which hasn't got off the ground. Ray has campaigned less than Fulton, contending that his first duty is to work at being governor. He has, however, denied the state is broke, saying that all bills will be paid and the state will have a small balance at the end of the current bienium. Ray, who has stood firm against any general tax increase in this biennium, says he isn't convinced one will be necessary next year but he will "wait and see." Fuilton, unlike his two oppon­ ents — Ray and American Independent Robert Dilley — is carrying his campaign efforts right up to election day. He has the aid of the most prolific Democratic vote-getter in Iowa history, Sen. Harold Hughes, to help him do it. Hughes appeared with Fulton Sunday at rallies of party workers in Des Moines, Waterloo and Dubuque and had other appearances set for Monday afternoon in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. The polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday in cities where vote registration is required by law and 8 a.m. elsewhere. They close at 8 p.m. in all of the state's 2,520 precincts. The forecast indicates voters wil be greeted by topcoat weather. The Weather Bureau says election day 1970 will be cloudy and chilly with afternoon highs from the upper 30s to the mid 40s. WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the century's hardest fought mid-term election campaigns rumbles to a close today as President Nixon and candidates from coast-to-coast fill the final hours with multimedia appeals for support. At stake in Tuesday's election — termed by Nixon •"probably the most important and decisive" in the nation's history — are 35 Senate seats, Election . . . See Page 9 -Photos by L. A. (Jack) Smith 200 at Open House— Over 200 guests attended the open house Sunday afternoon at Trinity Episcopal Church to view the extensive improvements made to the church interior during the past 18 months. In the top photo, Ray Beneke, left, a member of the Bishop's committee, shows the new pews and other improvements in the nave of the church to, from left, Mrs. H. L. Hudson, Mr. Hudson, the Rev. Theodore H. Kampman, vicar; Mrs. Robert Greteman, Mr. Greteman and Robert A. Wright, a member of the Bishop's committee. In the bottom photo, Fr. Kampman, extremevright, is showng the choir and sanctuary areas to a group of the guests, from left, Mrs. Matt Hugeback, ' Eleanor Stangl, Mrs. Joe Pick, Sr. Josephine Schoemann, Mrs. Joe Wittry and Sr; Mary-Ann. The members of the Church Guild were hostesses • for a tea in the uhdercorft. Mrs. J. D. Moore, president of the Guild, and Mrs.- Kampman poured. Hijacker Gets Warm Welcome in Havana MIAMI (AP)—A gunman wearing the brown beret of the militant Mexican-American Chicano movement received a backslapping welcome to Communist Cuba today after forcing a United Airlines jet from California to Havana, passengers said. Crewmen aboard United Airline Flight 598 bound for Portland, Ore., said the leather-jacketed, mustachioed man placed a gun at the side of stewardess Nicki Leutar shortly after takeoff from San Diego. Using the 21-year-old stewardess as a hostage, the gun man forced his way into the cabin and shouted to Capt. Joe Kolons: "Cuba! Cuba!" Kolons diverted the aircraft and flew to Tijuana, Mexico, where more fuel was taken aboard the Boeing 727, and then set course for Havana's Jose Marti Airport. Seventy-five persons were aboard the jet', the second U.S. airliner hijacked to Cuba during the weekend. Kolons said the gunman crouched on a shelf behind the pilot's seat throughout the flight from San Diego to Havana, keeping Miss Leutar or other hostesses in front of his gun at all times. At one point, Kolons said, he told a stewardess to pull a brown beret from (his pocket and place it on his head. "I mean business. This is a Chioano operation," Kolons quoted 'the gunman as saying. The beret carried the cross-rifled insignlia of the Chicanos, the captain said. Passengers and crewmen said the hijacker, who boarded the plane with two small children in San Diego, appeared delighted when 'he arrived in Cuba. "His face seemed to just light up," said Stewardess Margie Guggisberg, 27. "He Hijacker . . . See Page 9 ONE INDUCTEE Only one Carroll County registrant was inducted during the month of October, the Selective Service office here reported Monday. He was August Lee Anneberg who was sent to Ft. Lewis, Wash. Fulton Gaining But Ray Holds Good Lead DES MOINES (AP) -Former Lt. Gov. Robert Fulton is gaining ground in the race for governor but incumbent Republican Robert Ray remains comfortably ahead, according to an Iowa poll. Ray leads the Waterloo Democrat by 55 to 40 per cent., among lowans likely to vote Tuesday in the general election. American Independent Party candidate Robert Dilley showed a meager 2 per cent support, with 3 per cent indecided. A late September poll showed Ray with 52 per cent, Fulton 32 per cent and Dilley 1 per cent with 15 per cent undecided. Two - thirds of the 3 per cent of undecided voters are leaning toward Fulton. Allocating the undecided vote on that basis gave Ray a final total of 56 per cent, Fulton 42 per cent and Dilley 2 per cent. The September poll showed some 25 per cent of likely Democrat voters defecting to Ray, but the most recent survey showed a drop to 14 per cent of Democrat voters likely to cast their ballots in his favor. The poll said the statewide trend reflects a 58 to 42 per cent preference for Republican candidates in the seven races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, now held by Democrats Neal Smith and John Culver and Republican H. R. Gross, John Kyi, Wiley Mayne, William Scherle and Fred Schwengel. It said the closest race is likely to be in the 2nd District, where Republican Cole McMartin of Cedar Rapids is challenging Culver. It also said Schwengel faces a fairly strong challenge in the 1st District from Democratic contender Edward Mezvinsky of Iowa City, with the incumbents apparently in no serious trouble in the other five races. DUBUQUE (AP) - U.S. Sen. Harold Hughes, blasting Republicans in Washington and Des Moines, joined the Iowa campaign trail in the home stretch Sunday on behalf of his former lieutenant governor, Robert Fulton of Waterloo. Hughes exhorted party workers in Des Moines, Waterloo and Dubuque to mobilize Democratic voters Tuesday to sweep incumbent Republican Gov. Robert D. Ray out of office and put Fulton in the governor's mansion. He was scheduled to appear with Fulton and other Democratic office - seekers at rallies in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Monday. Hughes served as governor from 1963 to 1969, the last four years with Fulton as his lieutenant governor. He told 700 party workers in Des Moines, 250 in Waterloo and 400 in Dubuque Sunday 'that Fulton is "one of the greatest leaders this state has ever developed." Hughes raked the Republican Nixon administration for engaging in and sanctioning "some of the dirtiest campaigning I have ever seen" ths fall, and labeled Vice President Spiro Agnew as "the mast divisive man we have ever observed." "The President of the United States stood at his inaugural address and said, 'I promise to bring us together again.'" Hughes said in Dubuque, "and then he sent forth Spiro Agnew." Asserting that Republicans nationally have based their fait offensive on a campaign to Politics . . . See Page 9 16 Killed on Highways; 6 in One Crash By The Associated Press Five Knoxville teenagers were killed in a fiery crash Saturday itlhait claimed six of the 16 lives lost in weekend Iowa traffic ac cidents. The five youngsters, all in a car driven by Greg Witzman, 16, were headed to a friend's house for a slumber party when the fiery crash occurred. Another vehicle, driven by Ronie Ikert, 26, of Des Moines, crossed • the centeriine on a curve and collided with the Witzman car on Iowa 14 north of Knoxville, authorities said. The Whitzman car was ripped in half and the Ikert car burned. Both cars were thrown several hundred feet from the impact. The victims in addition to the two drivers were Debbie Elliott, 14, Jeanne Cooney, 14, Kathy Hardin, 13, and Marsha Burch, 14. School officials said classes in Knoxville will be cancelled Tuesday to permit students to attend funeral services for the five. James E. Lamb, 37, of Des Moines, was found dead in his oar Sunday. Authorities said the car apparently had veered out of control about midnight Saturday and plunged into Yeader Creek on the south side of Des Moines. Two accidents Sunday claimed the lives of Birdie Maddex, 54, of West Des Moines and Robert Hendrickson, 22, of Cedar Rapids. The Maddex woman died of injuries received when her car went out of control on Iowa 163 near Pella and rolled over at least four times, throwing her some 100 feet. Hendrickson died in a two-car collision north of Williamsburg on Iowa 149. Saturday crashes claimed 11 lives, including the six killed in the Knoxville tragedy. A car-pedestrian accident took the life of an 8-year-old "trick- Fatalities . . . See Page 9 South Viets Push New Sweep into Cambodia —K. of C. Photo The Rev. Francis Nemmers, Knights of Columbus chaplain for whom a recent initiation class was named, receives a plaque from Grand Knight Clair Otto. The 25 new members initiated Oct. 26, were honored at a banquet Sunday night. About 85 attended. The Rev. Thomas M. Donahoe spoke and the six daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Lee F. Johnson entertained. KC Honor to Priest 630 at Diocesan Youth Meet Here Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Cloudy with occasional intermittent light snow Monday night and Tuesday. No large temperature changes. Lows Monday night near 30, highs Tuesday 35-40. Rain chances in per cent: 30 Monday night and Tuesday. (PICTURE: Page 4) About 650 youths from the Sioux City Diocese attended the Discovery '70 program Sunday at St. Lawrence School, sponsored by the Diocesan Catholic Youth Organization. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. E. Tolan of Humboldt, diocesan C.Y.O. Director, opened the program at a general meeting of all the youths. Diocesan officers and board members were introduced by Mike Halbur of Carroll, Diocesan president. Kevin McKoy of Jefferson, Diocesan physical chairman, gave the keynote address, "Tell It Like It Is." Following the general meeting in the gym, the young people had a choice of 11 different sessions they could attend. The sessions and discussion leaders were "Process of Becoming", Terry Sexton; Venereal Disease, Earl Fitzpatrick; Peace Corps, Bill Remmes; Light Show, Kent Porter; Programming, Msgr. Tolan; Parliamentary Procedure, Mike Halbur and Debbie Vonnahme; Rap Room, individual students; "Two Bits, Four Bits, Six Bits, a Dollar", Debi Hyland; Search Program, Sue Kelso and the Rev. Fr. Cleo Seuntjens; Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kevin Molholland; and "Walk With Fred", Janet Friedman. A highlight of the afternoon was a special performance by The Twin Pipers. The Youth Mass in St. Lawrence Church began at 5:15 p.m. It was read by Msgr. Tolan, assisted by the Rev. James McAlpin, the Rt. Rev. H. B. Karhoff, and the CYO .... See Page 2 ' SAIGON (AP). t- South Vietnamese troops .'ptished a new sweep iri ; southeast Cambodia today, .tryipg to' block North Vietnamese and Viet Cong supply routes leading through the Plain of Reeds toward Saigon. The operation was launched Sunday several hours before Viet Cong guerrillas shelled Saigon for the first time in 3% months. Authorities said the four rockets killed seven Vietnamese civilians, including four children, wounded 25 Vietnamese civilians and destroyed seven houses. Meanwhile, hundreds of South Vietnamese militiamen crossed the Cambodian border about 100 miles west of Saigon and began sweeping along the eastern banks of the Mekong River about 50 miles southeast of Phnom Penh. Supported by their own helicopter gunships, the South Vietnamese claimed killing 43 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong, and capturing six prisoners, four rifles, 46 hand grenades, eight mines and a quantity of munitions. South Vietnamese headquarters said the only government casualties were four militiamen wounded. In another area of Cambodia, more than 100 miles to the northeast, other South Vietnamese forces reported finding the bodies of 65 North Vietnamese soldiers near the rubber plantation town of Snuol. Spokesmen said most of them had been killed by air and artillery strikes. No South Vietnamese casualties were reported. The new operation rasied the number of South Vietnamese troops in Cambodia to more than 16,000, the Saigon government said. Cambodian military headquarters in Phnom Penh reported that North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops made a rare daylight assault on Cambodian forces attempting to keep open the only supply route into the provincial capital of Kompong Thorn, 80 miles north of Phnom Penh. First reorts said one Cambodian soldier was killed and four others were wounded, but such initial reports often understate casualities considerably, particularly for Cambodia forces. Enemy losses were not reported. The U.S. Command in Saigon continued accelerated troop cutbacks in Vietnam to meet President Nixon's target of 40,000 by Dec. 31. It withdrew 1,670 men from combat Sunday and 1,430 more today. These cutbacks involved the deactivation of nine Army units and the redeployment of two battalions of the 25th Division, which is returning to Hawaii. In a related development, the U.S. Command adopted a new policy giving American servicemen two weeks' leave to go to the United States during their one-year tours of duty in Vietnam. The new policy goes into effect Nov. 16 and will enable an undetermined number of servicemen to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas at home. In Saigon, Lt. Gen. Frederick C. Weyand was promoted to full general, touching off speculation that he will replace Gen. Creighton W. Abrams as commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam by spring, when Abrams completes four years in the country. Weyand, 54, has been acting deputy to Abrams since September. With his promotion, he became deputy commander, and Abrams pinned on his fourth star at a ceremony Sunday. The South Vietnamese government said 152 persons had perished and 205,000 were left homeless in the five northern provinces hit by floods last week. Unofficial reports put the death toll at 191, including seven American servicemen and 11 South Koreans. In 1964, 6,000 died in similar floods. Youth Shot in Gun. Accident Michael Wilkens, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wilkens, Carroll, was listed in fair condition in St. Anthony hospital following an abdominal wound suffered in an accidental shooting here Sunday. Michael, a freshman student at Carroll High School, and Gary Hackett, 14, Carroll, were preparing for a hunting trip in the basement of the Wilkens home at 310 East 10th Street when a .410-gauge shotgun held by Hackett accidentally discharged and struck Wilkens in the abdomen at close range. The Wilkens youth underwent extensive surgery Sunday night. The accident was investigatea by Carroll police. i Scherle In County --Staff Photo Congressman William J. Scherle (R-Henderson), center, spent the final day before Tuesday's election campaigning in Carroll County. Among those on hand to greet Scherle in Carroll Monday morning were Raymond Ohde, left, of Manning and Dr. Allen D. Anneberg of Carroll. Rep. Scherle had visits scheduled for Glidden, Coon Rapids and Manning in addition to Carroll.

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