Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 11, 1970 · Page 17
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Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 11, 1970
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Iowa a place to go* Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 266 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Wednesday, November 11,1970—Sixteen Pages Two Sections Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Copy Rules Judge Braginton Acted Properly in School Case Court Upholds Order Voiding Templeton, Eden Attachments The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a district court judge's order voiding a Carroll County school district attachment and, in a separate appeal, ruled the judge acted properly in issuing the order. The ease involved the 1968 attachment of two non-high- school d i s t r i c t s to the 12- grade Manning Community School District by the Carroll County Board of Education. The attachment of the Templeton Independent School District and independent district in part of Eden township to the Manning district was approved by the State Board of Public In- strution, after which the two attached districts took the case to Carroll County District Court. Judge A. J. Braginton ruled there that the Carroll County board had acted arbitrarily and unreasonably and had abused its discretion in making the attachments. Braginton held that the two challenged attachments were made using different standards than for six others made at the same time, and ruled that the inconsistencies in the county board's criteria for attachments constituted arbitrariness. Two separate appeals to the Supreme Court followed. The first, filed by three members of the Carroll County board, was a standard appeal of the district court ruling. The second, filed by The Manning school district and several voters in the district, sought to overturn the ruling on grounds that Braginton had exceeded his authority and that his findings were not supported by evidence presented. The Supreme Court consolidated the appeals in its ruling, written for a unanimous court by Justice M. L. Mason. In the first case, it held that Warren Conner, Maurice Campbell and C. M. Johnson, the three members of the county board, had no legal grounds for appeal as individuals. The opinion noted that Conner was not a member of the county board when the district court ruling was issued and that a majority of the five-member board as it was then constituted had voted not to appeal to the Supreme Court. The court held that only boards whose territory is involved in such a ruling could appeal the decision, and said individuals seeking a legal determination "must persuade, look to and depend upon their county board or their school district as their representative to prosecute or engage in an appeal." In so ruling, the High Court granted a motion by the Eden and Templeton districts to dismiss the appeal. In the second case, the opinion held that Braginton had acted within his authority in voiding the attachment and had reached his conclusions on the basis of ample evidence. The court ruled Braginton considered "only judicial questions" and did not cross over into areas of the county school board's authority, and held that his findings were supported by the evi­ dence presented. In so ruling, the Supreme Court dismissed the second appeal by the Manning district and its voters. The opinion noted that Braginton had voided the attachments because of arbitrariness of the county board, and said the Supreme Court did not interpret Braginton's order as preventing later attachments of the two districts to the Manning district "if it is done after consideration of all pertinent data and without arbitrariness or abuse of discretion." The opinion also said the ruling should not be construed as a reversal of the High Court's stated position favoring school reorganization in Iowa. "In reaching this conclusion we are not to be understood as retreating from our previously announced position of liberally construing the law with a view to promoting the reorganization of school districts in the state as expressed in the statutes," Justice Mason wrote. GM, Union Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. announced today they had reached tentative agreement on a new labor contract that could lead to the end of an eight- week-old strike against the giant automaker. "Agreement on all national economic and contract issues has been reached between General Motors and the UAW," the company and the union said in a joint statement. "The three-year agreement covering all GM plants in the United States is subject to ratification by the UAW's membership in GM plants in the United States." The two sides said details of the contract would not be released until after a meeting of Ihe union's 350-member GM council later in the day. Sources close to the negotiations, however, said it included these items, A union demand for a return to an unlimited cost-of-living wage escalator under which workers wages ride upward with increases dn the Consumer Price Index. —Retirement at $500 a month for workers with 30 years at age 58 in the first year of the contract, age 56 in the second year and age 55 the third year. —A compromise wage increase in the first year of the contract somewhere between the union's last demand for an additional 61.5 cents hourly and the company's last offer of a 38-cent boost. —Four weeks vacation after 20 years service. UAW President Leonard Woodcock met briefly with reporters before going to union headquarters to present the package to the union's 25-member International Executive Board. Woodcock did not reveal any details of the pact but emphasized that it covered only national issues in the United States. He said he was "certain" the union's board and tihe GM council would support any locals which could not reach local agreements and wanted to strike. Local pacts, which supplement the national contract, have been reached at 83 out of 162 GM bargaining units in the U.S. and Canada. Woodcock also said that bargaining is continuing on a sep- Soviets Fire a New Probe Toward Moon MOSCOW (AP) - Another unmanned Soviet rocket, Uuna 17, was on its way to the moon today and expected to arrive Saturday or Sunday. Soviet scientists apparently plan for it to scoop up some of 'the lunar surface and return to earth with it, as Luna 16 did nearly two months ago. The Soviets also announced the launching of another earth satellite—number 377—in their Cosmos scientific series. Its mission was described only as "continuation of space exploration," a term customarily used for the Cosmos craft. Luna 17 will test new equipment and "carry on further scientific exploration of the moon and near-moon space," Tass said. "According to tele­ metered data, the on-board systems and units of the station are functioning normally." The Soviet news agency said the moonship was launched Tuesday afternoon and set out for the moon from an eartlh orbit. Its destination on the lunar surface was not announced. Luna 16 brought back 3Vz ounces of soil from the Sea of Top Man Clean air and wiater will be the cause espoused by William D. Ruckelsbaus, named by President Nixon as top man in the new Environmental Protection Agency, dedicated bo fight air and water pollution. Fertility in September, Russia's first successful attempt at collecting moon samples. At 1 a.m. EST today Luna 17 wa 6,000 miles from earth, Tass said. After the success of the U.S. manned lunar landings in 1969, the Soviet space program got a considerable boost in prestige from Luna 16, the first robot craft to bring material back from the moon. Community Survey Planned by Jaycees Carroll Jaycees, meeting Tuesday evening at Maple River, discussed plans for a community survey, to be completed by their January meeting. Purpose of this survey is to find the needs and interests of the Carroll community. A possible outcome of this survey might be the Jaycees' activity in funding and construction of a complex to permanently house the Community Theater and a YM-YWCA. A committee composed of Howard Johnson, Hov/ard Peters, Dick Hurst and Dave Bryson, Jaycee president, will meet with the Community Theater Board before the next Jaycee meeting, Nov. 28, to find out the Theater's interest in this project and what type building they would like to have. Also during the short business meeting, attended by about 65 members, guests and prospective members, dates were announced for various Christmas activities. Christmas baskets will be packed, Friday, Dec 18, and distributed Dec. 20. Because the number of Christmas baskets to be prepared this year has doubled over previous years, the Jaycees will be conducting addi­ tional fund-raising projects to meet the cost. All Jaycees will be selling prize tickets for 25 cents each. The prize will be displayed at various locations in Carroll. Tickets will be mailed to Jaycees who were Jaycees .... See Page 2 U. S. Planes Blast Reds SAIGON (AP) — An armada of American warplanes roamed over Cambodia and Laos today in efforts to prevent a renewal of heavy North Vietnamese attacks against the Cambodian government's northern front. Although the provincial capital of Kompong Cham was attacked for the third successive day, the North Vietnamese generally eased their heavy pressure to the west of the city. Kompong Oham, the country's third largest city, is on Route 7 and 47 miles northeast of Phnom Penh. Between 300 and 400 U.S. fighter-bombers and big B52 bombers attacked North Vietnamese supply routes from north of Kompong Cham to Vietnam's demilitarized zone. The air offensive, covering a 300-mile stretch of land and water, was aimed at cutting off North Vietnamese reinforcements and supplies moving southward on the Ho Chi Minh trail and the Sekong River in Laos, then along the Mekong River into Cambodia. American strategists hope the attacks on supply routes will prevent any lengthy offensive by North Vietnamese troops in Cambodia and South Vietnam. Informed sources said the B52s have flown about 1,000 raids against the Ho Ohi Minlh supply network in the past month at a cost of $30 million in one of the biggest aerial campaigns of the Indochina war. Informed sources said the intensive strikes at key points in Laos have set the enemy's major resupply effort this year back by several weeks. But they said it is impossible to stem the movements of small groups of North Vietnamese reinforcements who are believed carrying many more war materials. In Cambodia, government ground troops attempted to restore their defenses along a 32- mile stretch of Highway 7 between Kompong Oham and the district town of Skoun to the west. A Cambodian spokesman said government troops re-entered the town of Troeung with no resistance and later withdrew, leaving it undefended. Up to two regiments of North Vietnamese troops were reported a few miles north of Highway 7, still in position to renew their attacks, but the highway was reported open to armed military convoys after the repair of a small bridge blown out by the North Vietnamese. To Install New Pastor At Arcadia ARCADIA — The Rev. Lawrence W. Sawhill, formerly of Kenesaw, Neb., will be installed as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia in a special service Sunday, Nov. 15, beginning at 2 p.m. The Rev. Edward F. Heinicke of Manning, Rev. Sawhill who has been serving as interim pastor, will be in charge of the service. Dr. Ellis Nieting of Fort Dodge, president of the Iowa District West of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, will deliver the sermon and perform the rite of installation. Other area pastors will also participate in the service. Pastor Sawhill is a native Iowan, born in Truro. He attended elementary schools in Iowa and North Dakota; high school in Iowa; and Knox College in Galesburg, 111. He was graduated from Concordia Seminary Springfield, 111., in 1951. Since his graduation, he has served congregations in Spring Valley, Wolverton and Prior Lake, Minn.; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and for the. past six years at Kenesaw, Neb. The paste is married to the former Vio et Villwock. They have three children: Mrs. Shelia Kimle of Kenesaw, Neb.; Philip, a junior at Kearney State College, Neb.; and David, a high school senior. The congregation plans a reception for the Sawhills following the installation service Sunday afternoon. arate contract covering 22,100 GM workers in Canada. Earl R. Bramblett, -GM's top bargainer, also stressed the importance of settling local pacts before all of GM's 394,000 U.S. workers are back on the job. "The prompt conclusion of the remaining locail agreements is essential to the resumption of full production, a task for both our management and the union," Bramblett said. In an apparent reference to the cost-of-Jiving wage escalator, Bramblett said, "The settlement includes significant compensation factors which result from the inflationary trends prevalent in our economy since the 1967 agreement was signed. "It aslo provides protection against future increases in the cost of living. "Whether or not such increases will result in higher wage costs and the inflation which results from cost increases beyond the productivity of our economy only time will tell." The walkout, which began Sept. 15, has idled more than 400,000 GM workers, thousands more at supplier firms, and has had a chilling effect throughout the economy. GM officials have said that any agreement to end the strike must be in hand by today if production is to resume at the firm's 155 plants in the United States and seven in Canada by Dec. 1. They said further significant delay would push the date for a return to work up to 1971, because of the long Christmas- New Year's holiday. Tuesday's bargaining on major issues was conducted by a special subcommittee created 13 days ago When the current Auto Labor . . . See Page 2 Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Clearing and cooler Wednesday night, lows in 20s. Partly cloudy with little temperature change Thursday, highs in 40s. Rain chances in per cent: 5 Wednesday night and 20 Thursday. Space Ship Sporting twin radar domes, the world's largest space research vessel, the Soviet Union's Kosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, makes a striking record study moored at the Yalta shipyard. The 18,000-ton ship can conduct observations not only of earth satellites, but also of automatic interplanetary probes, relaying data obtained to ground stations many miles away. New Standards in Effect for Free Hot Lunches at The Board of Education of the Carroll Community School District Monday night revised a policy which determines eligibility for free meals for indigent students. New standards were established by federal officials in charge of school lunches and in order to qualify for commodities and reimbursement it was necessary for the schools to sign a new policy statement with the government. Criteria used in determining eligibility is based on a new set of guidelines. Supt. Allen N. Stroh said "The Carroll schools have long recognized the need for helping meet the nutritional needs of its students, and serves well-balanced nutritious lunches each school day. The charge to students who can pay is 35 cents. However, since some families find it difficult to pay this full price, the school will provide these lunches free of charge to those children determined by the superintendent and principals to be unable to pay the full price for their lunches." Families who feel that their children may be eligible for either free or reduced-price lunches are urged to apply. Copies of the application may be obtained at the superintendent's office. The completed application, signed by an adult member of the family, should be sent to the building principal or head teacher of the school, closest to the family's home, where they have children enrolled. Such applications will be reviewed, promptly within 10 working days and the family will be notified in writing as to the decision made. All information provided on the application will be held in the strictest confidence. Decisions for approval will be based on the income guidelines, a copy of which is in the superintendent's office. Any unusual circumstances or hardships that affect the family's ability to pay for school lunches, such as prolonged illness in the family, unexpected School Board . . See Page 2 New Appointments for Cancer Society Chapter Several new appointments were made at a meeting of the Carroll Chapter of the Iowa Cancer Society Tuesday evening at the Standard Farm Center. Mary Berger was named Crusade Chairman for 1971; Mrs. Clair Snyder of Manning, Crusade secretary; Art Hinners of Halbur, rural chairman for crusade; Mrs. Mary Schwenk of Coon Rapids, area chairman for crusade; Mrs. Agnes Heider, organizations under education; and Mrs. Art Hinners, literature and exhibits. Board members tor 1971, '72 and '73 were also named. Plans were completed for several delegates to attend the state meeting in Des Moines, Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Savery Hotel. The Rev. Richard Macke, chapter chairman, presided at the meeting. Mrs. Shirley Smith of Jewell, area representative, was present. Several new members also attended the organization's meeting. Their next meeting will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at" the Standard Farm Center. Leaders Pay Tribute to De PARIS (AP) - Headed by President Nixon and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, leaders of some 80 nations converge on Paris today to pay funeral tribute to Charles de Gaulle. The presence of the world's great at the memorial service in Notre Dame Cathedral Thursday will mark the towering stature in history of the former army officer whose unshakable faith in France and stubborn will twice rescued his nation from humiliation. The monarohs, presidents and other leaders will attend a Mass of simple liturgy, devoid of pomp and circumstance in accordance with De Gaulle's instructions in a letter he wrote in 1952. Four hours later will come the simple funeral which De Gaulle decreed for himself. It will be held in the village church at Colombey les Deux Eglises, 100 miles east of Paris, where the former president died Monday night of a heart attack. De Gaulle's body lay in state there today in his tightly guarded home, La Boisserie, He was dressed in the uniform of a two- star general, covered by the tricolor flag of France, in his hands a rosary given him by Pope Paul VI, and at his feet the Cross of Lorraine, symbol of his fight to free France in World War II. President Georges Pompidou and Premier Jacques Ohaban- Delmas were to call there today after attending the annual World War I Remembrance Day ceremonies in Paris, this year overshadowed by the national loss. The family admitted few per­ sons to the house Tuesday to pay their respects. There were unconfirmed reports from Moscow that Kosy­ gin would make the pilgrimage to Colombey today as a personal gesture to the man who tried to make France a bridge between the East and West blocs. Informed sources said Nixon plans to go to Colombey Thursday afternoon after the service at Notre Dame. Nixon is arriving in Paris around midnight, bringing with him in Air Force One De Gaulle's eldest grandson, another Charles, who had arrived in New York only a few days ago to begin a work-study program with a law firm. Other foreign leaders coming to Paris included President Gustav Heinemann and former Chancellors Ludwig Erhard and Kurt Georg Kiesinger of West Germany; Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, and Prime Minister Edward Heath; Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia; the Shah of Iran; King Baudouin of Belgium; Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and the presidents of at least nine of the 18 African nations which De Gaulle released from colonial status. West German Chancellor Willy Brandt also had planned to attend, but he came down with influenza today and his doctors ordered him to bed. Israeli President Zalman Sha- zar and elder statesman David Ben-Giu-ion also were coming, as were Egyptian Premier Mahmoud Fawzi and Lebanese President Suleiman Franjieh. However, there was no word of any special representative from Communist China, with which De Gaulle established De Gaulle .... See Page 2

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