Iowa a place to giowr Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 267 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Thursday, November 12,1970—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Eacfc Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10e Slngl Copj Fear About Future of Iowa Education Voiced by Head of Board of Regents By JOHN BADOKY (Drake University Journalism Student) (Distributed by Iowa Daily Press Association) BOONE — Stanley F. Redeker, president of the Iowa Board of Regents, voiced some fear about the future of education in the state during an interview conducted at his furniture store here. "The problem is to avoid being chewed up by the far left and far right," he said. "The future of education in Iowa depends on how well we can cope with the present uneasy situation. I wonder if what will remain will in fact be free institutions." The 44-year-old Redeker: 1. Supports ROTC. 2. Condemns campus violence. 3. Favors an Iowa-Iowa State football game. 4. Opposes state aid to the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. 5. Admits Iowa's tuition is among the highest in the nation. Redeker, a veteran of World War II and Korea, voiced this opinion concerning ROTC: "Since it is voluntary, and since the need for military officers exists, the university should help provide these officers. It is perhaps more desirable to train officers on a college campus than to train them in a strictly military environment." He believes students should take advantage of out-of-class activities, although he summarily condemns all types of campus violence: "Students should become more interested in their institutions, become more involved than simply going to class." There is some feeling within the state that the osteopathic school in Des Moines should receive state funds since it is producing doctors for society. The Iowa Legislature has not voted the school any appropriations, but bills have been introduced in recent years asking for financial support. Sounded out on his views, Redeker replied: "I think we are in tenth place on a per-capita basis in students entering medicine. Therefore, I do not believe there is a logical reason to believe the state of Iowa either needs or can support two quality medical schools. "I believe it would greatly dilute the financial support to Iowa City. Medical education is tremendously expensive and to embark on another medical school in terms of state support is, to me, ridiculous." A Republican, he was appointed to the board in 1961 by former Gov. Norman A. Erbe, and was reappointed by former Gov. Harold E. Hughes, in 1967. Redeker favors a football game between Iowa and Iowa State. Referring to himself as a "small town retailer," he said that Iowa has the dubious distinction of ranking high nationally in cost of education: "The tuition at our three state universiies ($600 per year) is among he highest in the nation for state-supported institutions." The nine-member board, composed of gubernatorial appointees, is responsible for directing and overseeing the financing and hiring and firing for the three state universities as well as the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, and the Iowa School for the Blind in Vinton. Redeker acknowledged that the Board of Regents does not directly run the vast institutions for which it is responsible, but rather appoints administrators who are directly responsible to the board. The regents report to the governor and the state Legislature biennially. Redeker is unpretentious as you enter his furniture store here. He greets you with the casualness of a low-pressure salesman. Born in Lincoln, Neb., he came here in 1930 when he was four years old. He attended Junior College in Boone, spent nearly two years at Notre Dame while in the Navy, and was graduated from Stanford in 1949. The tenure for a regent is six years, and every three years one-third of the board members are up for reappointment. The board meets a minimum of once a month, with individual obligations taking considerable time between meetings. Redeker, for instance, spent some time at Iowa City during the tension-filled week following the Kent State shootings. Concerning the aftermath of Kent State, Redeker admitted that contingency plans have been formulated to handle "certain types of situations should they occur," but he would not elaborate. When asked why a man is willing to devote a tremendous amount of time and energy to a non-paid position, he replied: "The most interesting thing is the people you meet throughout the state." Redeker's concept of a state university is two-fold: 1. Provide higher education at the lowest possible cost to the greatest possible number of qualified students. 2. Provide certain services to the state as a whole, such as medical research at Iowa City and agricultural research at Ames. He said that education is the most important service the university provides, and that if economics dictate, the research would diminish before the education. Women Protest Women's liberation demonstrators in Japan challenge riot police arresting one of their group during a march in Tokyo. Screaming women, some wearing helmets, demanded liberation in the movement's first Japanese street demonstration. Find Defects in Cardiac Care Devices ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The American Heart Associa tion was told today that a study of electronic devices used in the cardiac care units of 12 leadling hospitals in the United States revealed "significant deficiencies" in all 12. "The problems varied from time-wasting nuisances to life- threatening hazards," the study said. "Some types of defects could also result in incorrect diagnosis and treatment." The report from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit did not name the hospitals or give equipment brand names. It was presented for the annual meeting of the heart Association. "Both equipment manufacturers and hospitals seem to be at fault," the report said, "although both were anxious to correct the situation once it was discovered." Of 51 electrocardiographs studied, more than half exhibited unsafe leakage of electrical current, among other problems, the report said. These devices record heartbeats and are used to diagnose Heart See Page 2 Objectors to Drain Plan Call a Meeting Three jacks Jacks Good a big raise are good for - in the offshore drilling game, that # is. The three triangular TOT* f\ rifimP jacks on this oil and gas a, iitw^^ drilling rig can raise it well above level of the Gulf of Mexico by extending down 100 feet to the gulf floor. The Swift platform provides living quarters, a power source and a dish-shaped heliport. Draft Act Challenged BOSTON (AP —The constitutionality of the 1967 Selective Service Act is being challenged in U.S. District Court on grounds that it discriminates against men because it exempts women from the draft. A special meeting for objectors to the Drainage Ditch No. 23 plan has been called by J. J. Feldmann of Breda, for 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the court house. Anyone interested is urged to attend. Hot off the Wire "The classification of women as unfit for military service is without reason and unconstitutional," said attorney Harvey Silverglate. Silverglate represents four men charged with failing to report for induction. In each case, he has filed a motion to dismiss the indictment on grounds of sex discrim- I ination. The cases are separate I and are before different judges. Union Council Meets on GM Contract; Terms Disclosed DETROIT (AP) — Representatives of 394,000 striking General Motors workers met today to decide whether to accept or reject a new three-year contract tentatively agreed on by bargainers for the corporation and the United Auto Workers. If the 350 - member GM council of the UAW accepts the proposed pact, it will be put before the union rank and file for a vote. Rejection of the pact by the council would send the union's negotiators back to the bargaining table and would almost certainly push the eight-week old strike into 1971. The contract, whose provisions had been withheld from the public until the GM council meeting, comibained these items: —Wage increases or decreases—with no maximum or minimum—of one-cent an hour for each .4 change in the Consumer Price Index. This is the so-called cost-of-living allowance. —A wage increase in the first year of the contract ranging from 49 to 61 cents an hour, depending on -pay scale, and averaging 51 cents. —Retirement at $500 a month after 30 years of service at age 58 initially and at age 56 after Oct. 1, 1972. The UAW, which had agreed to a ceiling on cost-of-living allowances in 1967, made a return to the unlimited formula a top demand in this year's negotia tions. Unlike the formula in effect prior to 1967, however, workers will get no cost-of-living pay increases during the first year of the contract. On Dec. 5, 1971 their wages will be raised one cent an hour for each .4 rise in the Consumer Price Index during the preceding year. Thereafter, wages will be adjusted in accordance with the Consumer Price Index on a quarterly basis. In the first year of the contract a worker earning $3.50 an hour or less in straight wages will get a 49-cent raise. A man making $6.34 or more will get a 61-cent-an-hour increase. The worker earning the current average hourly wage in the industry — $4.02 hourly — will get a 51-cent raise. In each of the last two years of the contract straight wages will be raised by 11 cents an hour for a man making $3.84 or less and by 22 cents an hour for a man making $7.49 or more. A worker earning between $4.50 and $4.83 an hour will get a 12- cent-an-hour raise in each of the last two years. The union had sought pay increases in the~firsit year ranging from 61.5 cents to 84 cents and averaging 63 cents an hour. The company's last offer before the Strike was for a pay hike ranging from 36 cents to 48 cents and averaging 38 cents an hour. The contract allows a worker with 30 years of service to retire at $500 a month at age 58 effective Oct. 1,1971 and at age 56 effective Oct. 1, 1972. A worker with 30 years service can take early retirement prior to reaching those ages but will get 8 per cent less a month for each year he is under the limit. Basic pensions : will be increased' by $1.75 on retirement at age 65 for each year of service. Under the old agreement workers would be retiring at 65 would get a basic monthly pension of $5.50, $5.75 or $6.00, depending on classifications, for each year of service. They will now get $7.25, 7.50 or $7.75 a month for each year of service. The comapniy also agreed to increase its maximum contribution to the supplemental unemployment benefit fund from seven cents to 10 cents an hour per worker. Workers Who are laid off get up to 90 per cent of the regular wages from the SU1 fund. The contract also provides foi four weeks vacation after 24 years. GM officials have said thai even if ratification—a process which can take two weeks—pro cedes smoothly, the earliest th« company can expect to resume production is Dec. 1 because oi the time needed to restart 4h« corporation's far-flung operations after the long shutdown. In a news conference which followed anouncement of the tentative agreement Wednesdaj GM Vice President Earl Bran* blebt, the firm's chief negotiator, implied strongly he felt the settlement would be inflation Auto-Labor . . . See Page 2 France in Final Tribute to De Gaulle Low or No Lead Gas Use Ordered DES MOINES (AP) - Iowa's state-owned cars will start immediately using low-lead or unleaded gasoline "whenever and wherever practical and possible," Gov. Robert Ray said Thursday. Ray said he would sign an executive order instructing State Car Dispatcher Frank Crabb to require the use of the new type gasoline where possible. Ray told a news conference the action "is line with the action taken by President Nixon on the federal level and will serve a two-fold purpose. "First, it will reduce air pollution and second it will increase the market for low lead and unleaded gasoline and serve as an inducement to companies to make this type of fuel more readily available." WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service said today public interest law firms, a new breed of charitable organizations on the national scene, will maintain their tax- exempt status. IRS Commissioner Randolph W. Thrower told a news conference the firms will be tax-exempt as long as they meet guidelines specified by the IRS. The key guideline said such firms should represent a genuinely public interest, not ac- cpet fees for services except according to IRS procedures, and not engage in any political activity of any kind, including lobbying. CEDAR FALLS (AP) - A decision on whether to allow students to be heard at meetings and adoption of proposals for action by the 1971 legislature were among items on the crowded docket of the State Board of Regents as it convened here Thursday. NEW YORK (AP) — Chase Manhattan Bank, the nation's third largest, announced today a cut in its prime lending rate from 7Vz per cent to 7Vi per cent. TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A dynamite explosion has killed at least nine members of an oil company seismograph crew and company off iciaHs were trying to determine today how many men were in the crew. Sheriff's and Tulsa police officers began investigating and Tulsa police officers began investigating at the first light of the day. Officers said explosives on a truck apparently were ignited Wednesday night by sparks from a high-vdlitage electric line struck by a crane. HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Explosions and fire struck a propane gas fuel firm in the northern Summit County village of Hudson today. There were unconfirmed reports that three persons were killed, and two others badly burned, police said. FAIRFIELD (AP) - An Investigation has failed to determine whether the death of the Parsons College vice president last month was accidental or suicide. The vice president, Dr. Robert Williams, died Oct. 18 while skydiving near Fairfield. WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is expected to ask Congress for $750 million to $1 billion in extra money for foreign aid, the Washington Post said today. PARIS (AP) —France said goodby today to Charles de- Gaulle. In the magnificence of Notre Dame Cathedral, yet with the simplicity he ordained, world leaders joined thousands of Parisians at an austere Mass concluded with the Magnificat. De Gaulle's body was not at this Church of Our Lady, where the tall general once celebrated the liberation of Paris from the legions of Adolf Hitler. The body remained at the home village where he lived and died. And there, a few hours later, it was committed to the soil of France. Great crowds had gathered at the village of Colombey les Deux Eglises, but a simple burial in a country churchyard replaced the military pomp that De Gaulle had rejected for the final ritual. Nonetheless scores of world leaders, including President Nixon, made the Notre Dame service the greatest such gathering since the funeral of Dwight D. Eisenhower 19 months ago. And the bells of cathedrals and churches all over France sounded a requiem. In Paris, the monarchs and the princes, the presidents and the premiers sat on little red benches before the altar of the 800-yearoid cathedral for the Requiem Mass celebrated Area Forecast (More Weather on Pag* 2) Partly cloudy Thursday night, lows upper 20s. Cloudy with chance of rain Friday, highs lower 40s. Rain Chances in per cent: 20 Thursday night and 40 Friday. by Francois Cardinal Marty, the archbishop of Paris. De Gaulle's name was pronounced only four times in 45 minutes of prayer for his soul. There was no eulogy, no playing of taps, no symbolic catafalque. This simplicity hewed to the strong-willed general's wishes, expressed in instructions he wrote in 1952. About 5,000 people—2,000 of them invited guests—crowded into the limestone interior of the cathedral. The high vaulted ceiling and the mighty pillars holding up the galleries along the nave were brightly lit by televi sion lights. The crowd pressed under the galleries, restrained by police, and prayed aloud as the cardinal celebrated the Mass. Thousands of French men and women gathered for the afternoon burial service alt Colom bey, the little village in eastern France which De Gaulle chose for his home in 1936. The body lay in a simple wooden coffin in his home there, where the former French president died Monday night of a heart attack. At the start of the funeral service in Colombey, churches throughout the nation were to toll the knell for the dead. Parisians streamed into Notre Dame, filling every space not reserved for the official delegations. The cathedral was open to the public until an hour before the service started. Loudspeakers were set up in the neighboring streets and along the nearby banks of the Seine to relay the service. Radio and television carried it throughout France and Western Europe, and it was beamed by satellite to the United States. The City Council called on the people of Paris to march silent- De Gaulle . . . See Page 2 Lane Proposes Senate Remodeling Changes Carroll Lane of Carroll, secretary of the Iowa Senate, is proposing some sweeping remodeling changes of the Senate chamber. He would like to close ofif the south gallery, which is over the rostrum, and convert the space into a large meeting room and a permanent typing room for secretaries. Lane told members of the Legislative Council this week that the new wall in the front of the Senate chamber could be appropriately decorated to blend in with the architecture of the present Senate Chamber. Minnesota, Lane noted, had a similar problem and resolved it in this fashion. Legislators have been hampered by poor facilities for hold- in g committee meetings, especially for large groups. This remodeling change, Lane told legislators, would provide a meeting room large enough to accommodate up to 200 people. Secretaries presently use a hallway directly outside of the chamber, where a bank of typewriters has been set up, to type their bosses' letters. There is much confusion and little privacy. Having a permanent typing room for the secretaries has long been a goal of those interested in remodeling the Senate chamber. This change would provide more space for each typing desk, electric outlets and more filing cabinet space for the senators. Lane is also suggesting that a committee room close to the Senate floor be converted into a lounge for use by Senators only. The secretary of the Senate thinks there needs to be a place where senators "can have a few minutes of relaxation without the pressures of the outside world." Several years ago the Senate combined a cloak room and committee room into a lounge, but since this opens onto the Senate floor it is usually filled with lobbyists. Aware of the critical need for committee space, Lane is suggesting a second floor be put on room number 22, which has a tall ceiling, with the upper portion to be used as a committee room and the lower section as a lounge. He also is proposing that the secretary of the senate should have a private office.
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