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lov\a a place to grcwr Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 268 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Friday, November 13, 1970—Eight Pages Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Copy GM Pact Goes to Workers for Vote DETROIT (AP) — Approved by the union leadership, a new three-year contract estimated to be worth $2.5 billion in higher wages atone now goes to 394,000 rank-and-file United Auto Workers at General Motors plants across the country for ratification or rejection. And the 155 separate GM- UAW bargaining units are under orders by the union's top leadership to complete their secret-ballot votes by Nov. 20 and report results by Nov. 21 in the hope the world's largest automaker can be back in production by Dec. 1. A strike called to support the union's major economic demands, most of which it won at least in part, will be in its 10th week by the reporting deadline. The new package, which includes a $500 monthly pension after 30 years service among fringe benefits, won 4-1 approval Thursday from 350 GM Council delegates from local unions over the country. It previously got unanimous approval of the UAW team which negotiated it and the union's 25-member international executive board. While UAW President Leonard Woodcock and General Motors refused to put an estimated value an the final package, one knowledgeable source who declined to be named said it was worth $2.5 billion in higher wages alone. That would figure out to $1.06 hourly over three years. The source said the 2.5 billion estimate was predicted on a 4 per cent rise in the cost of living in the second and third years, when wages are geared to fluctuations of the government's Consumer Price Index. One union executive estimated wages and fringe benefit advances were worth a total of $1.80 hourly, while still another source figured it at $1.90. While saying "I am never satisfied," Woodcock told a news conference Thursday "This is a good solid showing of progress for the families we represent. We got something in virtually every area." Ratification of the contract will not mean an immediate, or even necessarily a speedy, return to work for the 394,000 hourly rated GM employes in the United States. GM officials say that even if ratification proceeds without a hitch, it would be Dec. 1 at the earliest before the firm returns to full production because of the time needed to set the giant corporation back in motion after •the long shutdown. Also standing in the way of a return to production are settlements on local contracts at 68 of GM's 155 U.S. facilities. Negotiations are continuing on the local issues which supplement the national contract. The 68 plants without agreements include 18 of the 24 domestic car and truck assembly plants and 12 of the 54 plants GM has designated as vital to a resumption of full operations. Negotiations between the UAW and General Motors of Canada Ltd. also are incom­ plete. The 23,000 striking Canadian GM employes are covered by a contract separate from, but similar to, the U.S. agreement. A UAW spokesman said the union plans to resume negotiations with GM-Canada after the tentative American pact is studied. Pay scales for Canadian and U.S. autoworkers have been the same since 1968, although American workers have gained more through cost-of-living adjustments. Details of the tentative U.S. settlement were made public for the first time Thursday. Some of the major provisions are: —First-year wage increases ranging from 49 to 61 cents an hour depending on the em­ ploye's wage classification. Average pay under the new contract will be approximately $4.53 an hour compared with the present $4.02. Three per cent wage increases will be given in the second and third years of the agreement. —The 8-cent-a-year limit on cost-of-living wage increases in the old contract is eliminated. Wage rates will be adjusted—a change of one cent per hour for each 0.4 change in the government's Consumer Price Index— at the end of the first year of the contract and every three months thereafter. This was a key union demand. —Workers with 30 years service will be eligible for retirement at a $500 monthly pension at age 58. The age requirement drops to age 56 in the third year of the contract. Workers who retire with 30 years service before age 58 lose $40 a month for each year below 58. The monthly benefits are reduced when the worker becomes eligible for Social Security to keep the total income at approximately $500 a month. The UAW had demanded no restriction on age of retirement with 30 yeans service. —Retirees currently receiving GM pensions will get an extra $1 a month for each year of service effective April 1. Regular pension rates increase by $1.25 to between $7.25 and $7.75 per month for each year of service. —GM will continue to pay medical hospital insurance fully. The company had demanded tfhiatt employes pay the cost of future premium increases. The union did not win its demand for a company-paid dental care plan. —Employes with 20 years service will receive four weeks oi vacation, up from three. Em­ ployes with less than 20 years will continue to get from one to three weeks. —Employes will receive an extra holiday to give them a continuous paid vacation from Dec. 24 through New Year's Day. The contract will become effective the Monday after ratification. The GM pact will be used as a pattern for new contracts at Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Corp. and American Motors Corp. and in the agricultural implement industry, where UAW members have been working without a contract. -J- Start New IPS Building i|!QVf|l||i|p H . . i in li tf, 1 'i i u i:iLmi^ijifiiHLt:iiiiii!iiiriijiiLLiit:di]ii::iNiy|] —S *a*f Photo Construction of a new Iowa Public Service Co. office building on the northeast corner of Eighth and Main Streets got under way this week. McCorkle Construction Co., Sac City, has the $147,000 contract for the preformed concrete and glass building that will include offices, a community room and truck storage area. A parking area will also be built and landscaping plans contemplate saving most of the large trees. Completion date is next June 1. Indiana Senate Race is Still in Doubt; Hartke Has Thin Edge Suggests Higher Cigarette Tax to Raise Funds to Aid Elderly DES MOINES (AP) - State Sen. Charles Sullivan, R-Sioux City, suggested Thursday that Iowa increase its cigarette tax from 10 to 12 cents and use the extra money for assistance to the elderly. Sullivan told the Tax Study Committee that Old Age Assistance payments for care of the elderly have not kept pace with rising costs, and another source of revenue is needed. "Who wouldn't be willing to pay two cents more for cigarettes if they knew the elderly were being properly cared for?" the senator asked. Sullivan's suggestion was just one of many which came up Thursday at a meeting of the Legislative Tax Study Committee. The group has been asked to make recommendations on tax reform to the 1971 legisla­ ture. Rep. Maurice Van Nostrand, R-Avoca, suggested that Iowa taxpayers should get a refund on their taxes when their school boards spend money efficiently, and that they should pay more taxes if the school boards overspend. Van Nostrand, who was defeated in the June primary, said his plan would help hold down school costs by rewarding the efficient use of tax money. The proposal would apply to school districts spending less than the "foundation" level of tax support which the committee went on record as favoring. The foundation school aid plan would guarantee each school a certain amount of money per pupil. The foundation level would be financed by a combination of a uniform property tax and aid from the state. School districts spending more than the foundation level would have to raise extra money through local property taxes. Van Nostrand said of his plan, "It's a real incentive for efficiency. We've got to reward efficient spending and call attention to inefficiency. There's into better way to do it than with a check to taxpayers." The Tax Study Committee isn't expected to finalize its recommendations to the legislature for a few weeks. Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Partial clearing and cooler Friday night, lows upper 20s. Partly cloudy and locally cooler Saturday, highs lower to mid 30s. Rain chances in per cent: 10 Friday night, 20 Saturday. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sen. Vance Hartke led Republican Rep. Richard L. Roudebush by 4,482 votes in an interim tabulation of the Indiana Senate race announced today by Secretary of State William N. Salin. Salin's figures, based on mailed returns from the state's 92 counties, gave Hartke 871,089 votes to Roudebush's 866,607. Salin emphasized his figures were still subject to change because of an obvious voting machine error in one county and an unspecified problem in another county where the vote is being rechecked. Salin has until Nov. 18 to certify the election results to Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb. With today's figures—the first official tally announced to date —giving Hartke a margin of barely one vote per precinct, and with state Republican officials talking about alleged vote frauds, the possibility of a recount request still remained. Hartke has claimed the victory while Roudebush has refused to concede. The race was the last undecided Senate contest in the nation, and if Hartke becomes the official winner, the 1970 midterm election will have resulted in a Senate makeup of 54 Democrats, 44 R e p u b I i- cans, 1 conservative and one Independent. The old lineup was .57 Democrats, 43 Republicans. Hartke, seeking a third term, had campaigned on a personal, folksy approach, emphasizing his votes for measures benefit­ ting people, such as medicare and increased Social Security benefits. Roudebush based his campaign on his background as a Hoosier farmer, his service as national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and branding Hartke as a big spender. The Nixon administration picked Indiana's race as one of the key contests. The President, his wife Patricia, their daughter Tricia and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew each made campaign stops in Indiana. WASHINGTON (AP) - Several Republican congressmen who lost election bids Nov. 3 are blaming an Agriculture Department handout on farm parity for contribution to their' defeat, sources say. That handout — issued four days before the eleotioni— showed parity at a 37-year low. It was seized by Democratic opponents as fresh ammunition against Nixon administration farm policies. Just which GOP election losers are putting the heat on the department was not immediately known. Among the more prominent farmbelt House members who lost were Reps. Thomas S. Kleppe, R-N. D., Odin Langen, R-Minn., Catherine May, R-Wash., and Chester L. Mize, R-Kan. Both Mrs. May and Kleppe are members of the House Agriculture Committee. Parity basically is a comparison of the money farmers get for the products with the prices paid in the 1910-1914 period. The October report showed parity was only 70 per cent of the 1910-1914 base period. It was the lowest percentage mark since December 1933, fei the depth of the Depression. Parity was rated at 72 per cent in September and it was 73 per cent a year earlier. The level was particularly worrisome to GOP strategists who recalled that Nixon, during his 1968 campaign, continually attacked the 74 per cent parity record of the .Democratic administration. These words were hurled back at Republican : candidates in many farm areas in the days just before the election. Adding to the heat was the fact that the administration- backed farm bill still hung up in the Senate had been a heated issue in some contests. And only one week earlier, Agriculture Secretary Clifford M. Hardin was quoted as saying "net income per farm is at the highest level in all history." Hardin, added, however, that farm income and prices were not ais good as they should be. The parity report is issued at the end of each month. The October report was issued Oct. 30. First word on the Agriculture Department roasting came Thursday When department officials asked several newsmen how they wrote the parity story. Asked for a reason for the request, the official said only "some interest" had been expressed by congressional sources. H. L. Roberts Promoted by Metropolitan by Regents Vote to Seek Trespass Law CEDAR FALLS (AP) — The State Board of Regents continued work Friday on its proposals for the 1971 legislature after completing action on some during the first day of its two- day November meeting Thursday. The regents Thursday voted to seek a criminal trespass law for public property in Iowa and to ask the legislature for help in unravelling a tangled problem centered on t^e collection of fees from r 'ic school districts which 5 i people to laboratory '"Is at the university of I a and Northern Iowa. ' ?. .trespass law was pro- I d by the regents Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Unrest, a group of faculty members and officials from the three state universities named in the wake of last May's campus turmoils. The committee noted Iowa now has no criminal trespass law, and said the adoption of one would help public officials deal with attempts to block access to public facilities—including such things as sit-ins and building occupations on campus. The proposed law would make it a misdemeanor to be on public property without authority, to refuse to leave after being asked to do so by apropriate officials, or to enter public property with the intent of breaking the law or blocking others access or use. The problem with the laboratory schools at Iowa and UNI was so complicated and so hotly disputed by differing sides that the regents voted simply to explain the problems to the legislature and ask for help in unraveling them. The discussion pointed out that the Cedar Falls School District pays less money to UNI lor each pupil in the laboratory school than the district receives in state aid for those pupils an apparent profit which the board thought improper. But Cedar Falls school officials broadened the discussion to the question of how a state facility should compensate a community for local services it uses but does not help support because of its tax exempt status. They also zeroed in on the complex state school aid formula, which they said results in taxpayers in Cedar Falls paying more money to the state than they get back in state aid to schools. To add to that burden by requiring the school district to pay UNI more money would only worsen the problem, they said. Also approved by the regents Thursday was a 10-year building program contemplating $218.5 million worth of construction projects at Iowa, UNI and Iowa State from 1971-1981. A 10-year projection is required to be submitted to the legislature annually under a 1969 act which authorized the Regents See Page 2 i Herbert L. Roberts, a native of Carroll, has been promoted the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York City to administration officer of Farm and Ranch Mortgages division. .Local Metropolitan officials said Roberts is now third-rank- Roberts ing official in the division. Roberts is the son of the late C. C. Roberts and Mrs. Roberts. He joined Metropolitan in 1950 servicing territories at Atlantic, Iowa, and Fremont, Neb. He was transferred to the home office in 1961 and named executive assistant in 1968. Roberts graduated from Carroll High School and was educated at Iowa State and Rutgers Universities. The Roberts have two daughers and live in Morris Plains, N.J. Mrs. Roberts is the former Myna Nissen of Maninng. Roberts' father at one time owned the Carroll Creamery His mother now lives in southern California. W ^n \l B 'l nil Cuts Funds for Puffery WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon has ordered federal agencies to cut spending aimed at "promoting land soliciting support for various agency activities." In his unpublicized memo, sent to all department heads Monday, Nixon said he fully supports "an open administration that legitimately informs the public." But the President added: "To bring about a curtailment of Puffery .... See Page 2 In Focus Sen. Karl Mundt, 70, (R-S.D.) has been away from the U.S. senate for nearly a year after suffering a stroke and his empty desk is the focus of rumor, denial and growing political drama. Questions have arisen about whether he will resign before his term ends in 1972. When GOP Gov. Frank Farrar leaves office Jan. 3, a chance may be lost to appoint a Republican to Mundt's seat if he should step down. Apostolic Delegate to Install Bishop Bishop Francis Henry Greteman, • D.D., formerly of Carroll, will be installed as the fourth bishop of Sioux City at noon Dec. 9, by the apostolic delegate to the United States, Archbishop Luigi Raimondi, in the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. Msgr. Newman Flanagan, Sioux City, is general chairman of the installation activities, the Rev. Timothy Schott, Sioux City, is secretary and the Rev. Lawrence L. McCarthy, Sioux City, is treasurer. Other committees and their members are: Ceremonies: Msgr. W. B. Bauer, the Revs. Marvin Boes and Edward G. Murray, all of Sioux City; Luncheon: the ReVs. Frank J. Brady of Sioux City and James Fangman of Merrill; Hotels: the Revs. James K. Lafferty and A. J. Elbert of Sioux City; Booklet Printing: the Revs. Robert Waters and Ronald Naser of Sioux City; Transportation: the Revs. Leo Harpenau and Nicholas J. Ruba of Sioux City; Music: the Revs. Dean P. Walker, Le Mars; Gerald Lyon, Early; Paul F. Eisele and Sr. Raban Wathem, O.S.F., of Sioux City; Invitations: Sr. Mary Lucinda, O.P., Sioux City; Finance: Msgrs.: E. L. McEvoy, Fort Dodge; H. B. Karhoff, Carroll; Frank Schultes, Remsen; Lawrence J. Hoffman, Algona; and the Revs.: Robert Joynt, Spencer; A. H. Ocken, Mapleton; David McGoey, Manson; Richard V. Sweeney, Storm Lake; Leo Lenz, Carroll; and Cletus Keleher, Sheldon. CUT RATE FARES WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is trying to arrange cut-rate fares for American servicemen traveling from Vietnam to the United States under a new liberalized leave policy. In addition to saving them money, this would help U.S. servicemen get around a scarcity in leave travel space available on military aircraft. —Staff Photo The cast and crew are in final stages of rehearsal for "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," to be presented Nov. 20 and 21 by the Carroll High School Drama TJI » | C|. ft<¥A . 0 Department under the direction of James Knott. Re- J; m &l »5l3.2eS hearsing for the picnic scene, are, from left, Derrith ° Thomas (Sandy); Patti Hartzeli (Jennie); Jan Krogh (Monica); Ann Chambers (Mary McGregor); Gail Thorup rvf T£f *Vi4Mli*&£ll (Jean Brodie); and John Peterson (Gordon Lowther.) LFl lLCUCdl »<*1 Tickets may be obtained by sending a request letter to the Carroll High School Drama Department, including your name and address. Tickets will be delivered personally.

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