Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 269 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Saturday, November 14, 1970—Eight Pages Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10e Copy In East Pakistan Cyclone, Tidal Wave Fear Over 20,000 Dead in Storm DACCA, East Pakistan (AP) — A Rescue Commission official said today the death toll could climb to more than 20,000 persons from a cyclone and tidal wave along East Pakistan's Bay of Bengal coast. An official of the central government said he was told by an official of the Barisal District, 70 miles south of Dacca, that an area on Bhola Island was "washed away." The official said the area had 18,800 residents. Another commission an nouncement said 13,800 natives were stranded on another island but were in no immediate danger. Directors of the rescue operation were inspecting the 258- mile coastline from Khulna to Cox's Bazar by air, and reported extensive damage. The number of confirmed dead was 699, with alt least 2,000 missing, officials said. "The untraceable are surely dead," said one. Ships were bringing relief supplies to the offshore is lands. On one, Hatia, a local magistrate said thousands were killed when the tidal wave left 20 feet of water. The Rescue Commision said the deaths include 300 on Hatia Island 20 miles offshore and 125 on Bhola. The commission said it believed four ships carrying food and medicines had reached Ha tia. A second ship was loading in Dacca and four others were getting ready to take on relief supplies. Officials said at least three million live in the coastal areas hit by the cyclone. The region has been hit by disastrous cyclones—the name for hurricane- like storms in the Indian Ocean —13 times in the past two centuries. Hatia, 20 miles from shore, has a population of at least 200,000. District commissioners said the island was devastated. One eyewitness said there were 350 bodies along one eight-mile stretch of Pakistan's coastline. Communications were down between the interior and much of the 250 miles of coastline hit hardest by the storm's 150-mile-an-hour winds and 20- foot waves. There were reports of thousands of persons missing along the coast and on the offshore islands. A rescue party left for the island of Dubla, where 13,000 Hindus assembled for a religious festival were believed trapped. No word had been received from a 14-member party of World Bank experts and consultants who left Tuesday on a tour of areas that later received the brunt of the istorm. A spokesman for one firm represented in the party, however, said he believed the team may have (had sufficient warning to reach shelter. Officials said the four-hour storm sank many boats in Chit- tagong port. Distress signals were heard from an Indian ship that was was believed to have gone down. 'Parties Ripe for Taking' by the Young By MYRON A. KAUTSCH (Staff Writer, Iowa City Tress-Citizen) (Distributed by Iowa Daily Press Association) IOWA CITY - Daniel L. Bray believes the two major political parties are "ripe for the taking" by young people. Bray, a second year University of Iowa law student, explained his views from a rather persuasive point of vantage — for he and John Clark, Keokuk, will be the youngest legislators when the Legislature convenes in January. Both are 23. In the Nov. 3 general election Bray won a slim victory as Democratic candidate for state representative from district 77 which encompasses west and cenral Davenport. Clark, a Republican, in his first bid for public office, defeated Lowell Junkins of Montrose by 380 votes for a seat in the House. Bray said the two major political parties appear to be weak, divided into many factions. "If young people want to take over the parties now," he said, "they can get out and do it." Although the Legislature will Legislators . . . See Page 4 Insulators Shot Off; Power Out on Halbur Farms Insulators on an Iowa Public Service Co. power line pole a mile northeast of Halbur were shot off — apparently by hunters — Friday, causing a power outage for at least 20 farm customers. William J. Keenan, area manager for IPS, reported the incident to the Carroll County Sheriff's office. He said the shattered insulators dropped a 34,500-volt line on to a 7,200- volt farm line causing an electrical surge that blew out many light bulbs and possibly damaged farm electrical equipment. Lightning arresters at the farm entrances were also blown out. Service was out from 4:30 to 10 p.m. before being fully restored. —Staff Photo Views Projects Mrs. Frank West of Glidden, honorary chairman of the Carroll County Association for Retarded Children's annual fund drive which is continuing through November, visited one afternoon with students of Mrs. Paul Loeschen at Grant 5. Showing some of their projects are, from left, Mike Leiting, Daryl Hoffmann and Brett Robertson. Contributions to the C.C.A.R.C. will help provide special handicrafts and classroom supplies to the six Carroll County special education classrooms serving a total of 67 children Dedicated Teachers Make Retarded Program Success By Sharon Heisel (Staff Writer) "If you treat special children as they are, they will stay as they are, but if you treat them as if they were what 'they ought to be and could be, they will grow and become what they ought to be and could be." This philosophy, stated by Mrs. Waldo Mick of Audubon, one of Carroll County's sue special education teachers, seems to be the guiding principal of the county's dedicated and hard working special education teachers. All deserve garlands for the love and concern they put into itheir work; the smallest progress made by their students is their greatest reward. "Since teaching special education classes, I'm hooked," says Mrs. Allan M. Peterson, intermediate e d u c a b I e instructor at Carroll Central building. "It's the most satisfying kind of teaching there is." Mrs. Paul Loeschen, who teaches trainables at Grant 5, says, "These students are as deserving of an education as any other child." Gilbert Johnson, work-study coordinator, sees hiis job as a challenge. He had taught and coached 13 years, prior to going into special education last year. He says, "Carroll County has a good program going and many people do not realize the capabilities of most of the students in the work-study program." One of the reasons for the success of the special education program — County Superinten- Syrian Marxists Toppled DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Defense Minister Gen. Hafez al Assad seized control of Syria's government today after a quiet midnight coup d'etat that overthrew the Marxist civilian government. Most citizens of Damascus — 25 miles from the front lines of the Israeli army — were unaware that a coup had taken place and that their government leaders were in jail. The Syrian capital was calm, with no signs of trouble on the surface and no unusual military activity. Shoppers thronged to the bazaars as usual and government ministries were open for business. Arab diplomatic sources said Assad and his men arrested President Noureddin Atassi, former Premier Youssef Zayyen and Gen. Salah Jadid, the leader of the Syrian Baath party, in raids on their homes late Fri day, the Moslem sabbath. Jad- id's only title is assistant secretary-general of the party, but he was the behind-the-scenes strongman of the regime. None of the arrested men was harmed, the sources said. But Damascus Radio, which in the past has broadcast Syrian revolutions with fanfares of Arab music, made no mention of a coup today. The state-controlled station opened its programs with chanted verses from the Koran and routine news of the Arab world. Baathist sources said agents of Assad's intelligence force rounded up the key Marxist figures and set up guards at prime military and government buildings. They said there was no indication of tension in Damascus. With Damascus Radio silent, few Syrians apparently were aware of the events. The Atassi spokesman, a member of the international Baath committee, drove to Beirut to announce the coup. He said Assad's men captured the state radio and television stations and the two daily newspapers. But he said no tanks or armored cars were moved into Damascus as usually occurs in a Syrian coup. Bolstered by support of air force intelligence officers and Chief of Staff Gen. Mustafa Tlas, Assad moved after the party congress dismissed him from power on Thursday, the spokesman said. Party sources reported that Assad, a 40-year-old air marshal, clashed repeatedly with Jadid during the emergency Baathist congress called to get Atassi to reconsider the resignation he submitted Oct. 8. They said Jadid charged that the defense minister had removed several army officers loyal to the Marxist command -after Atassi sent Syrian tanks into Jordan during that country's civil war in September and the Jordanian army and air force routed them. dent Lyle O. Tenold earlier this year quoted a state consultant as saying Carroll. County would have one of the best special education programs in the state — is the 'high caliber and experience of the teachers. Between them, they have over 50 years of teaching experience, with over 22 years' experience with special education classes. Credit for the successful special education classes should also go to the Carroll community. As Violet Nelson, primary educable instructor at Pairview, explains, "Since first coming to Carroll to teach, I have felt the business people of Carroll and the people living in the Carroll community had a great concern for the retarded child and showed a great deal of interest in the progress of the children and the special education classes." The number of classes has increased from two to six in the eight years Miss Nelson has Retarded .... See Page 2 Kidnaping Plot Foiled MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Police have foiled a plot which they said was aimed at kidnaping two Midwestern officials, hijacking an airliner to take them to Cuba and holding them for ransom of six prisoners including Angela Davis and Bobby Seale. Ronald L. Reed, 20, was arrested Friday and charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to steal an aircraft. Police said notes found on Reed when he was arrested pointed to a plot to kidnap Gov. Harold LeVander and hijack the airliner. They said reports from other sources indicated a plan to kidnap Rosalie Butler, who is a St. Paul Cdty Council member, wife of a wealthy contractor and mother of three. Urges Legislature to Act on Area Schools DES MOINES (AP) - The Budget and Financial Control Committee Friday recommended that the 1971 legislature study the financial problems of many of the state's area community colleges and vocational schools and find ways to remedy them. The recommendation was just Take Steps to Bail Out U. of I. Dorms CEDAR FALLS (AP) - A series of measures aimed at bailing the University of Iowa's under-occupied residence halls out of financial trouble was adopted by the State Board of Regents Friday at its November meeting here. The steps will include requiring some students to live in dormitories, raising dorm rates, closing a 667-bed dorm, continuing to subsidize the losses of the dorm system and mounting a drive to attract more students into the residence halls. Under the new plans, freshmen under 21 and sophomore transfer students under 21 will be required to live in residence halls effective next fall, with a provision for including all other sophomores under 21 in 1972 if needed to keep occupancy rates above the break-even point. A "moderate" rate increase, expected to be about $50 a year, will be added onto the present rate of $1,040 a year for a multiple occupancy room and 20 meals a week in dormitory cafeterias. The board will continue to subsidize the losses of the residence halls system to a maximum of $150,000 in 1971-72, with the stipulation that the subsidy fee be eliminated after that" if at all possible" and in any case after 1972-73. If a drive to maximize econ- Regents .... See Page 2 one the committee drafted for submission to the Iowa lawmakers for the 1971 session. The committee which has spent the past year investigating state institutions said by and large they were doing a good job. The committee, however, had a number of criticisms and legislative suggestions concerning the various institutions under the Department of Social Services. It called for long-range planning for capital improvements with emphasis on the feasibility of regional jails and it urged the elimination of overlapping and unneeded programs. The financial problems of the area schools, commented Rep. Richard Radl, D-Lisbon, are mainly in their building programs. The committee said it visited a number of area schools during the year and "is impressed generally with their operations. However, this* committee feels it is necessary ;tb" point out there are many variations creating a number of financial problems." The committee said that since the state has 15 areas, averaging about six counties apiece the three-quarter mill levy is insufficient to finance the needed buildings. The levy would be ample if the schools were limited to four, each with about 25 counties, as was originally proposed when the area school law was passed in 1965, the committee said. Radl said the legislature had three alternatives to solve the problem — increase the maximum levy, close or merge some of the schools, or vote direct state aid to the schools. The committee, however, said only that "the legislature should take action to study the fiancial problems and provide the proper funding." Among the committee's other Committee .... See Page 7 Court House Roof Repair —Starf Photos " Workmen from Andrews Roofing Co., Carroll, installed a scaffold chute as they start replacement of the roof on the Carroll County Court House Friday. The five-year old roof developed leaks, due to poor construction, county officials said, and the asphalt and gravel covering will be completely replaced. Seventy-five per cent of the estimated $5,000 cost will be borne by a bonding company, county officials said. The original roof was laid by Ackerman Roofing Co., Fort Dodge, a subcontractor under Sioux Construction Co., Sioux City, the general contractor. SBA Out of Money, No More New Loans WASHINGTON (AP) - The Small Business Administration is out of money. It exhausted its $1.9 billion in loans and guarantee funds last week and told its field offices this week to quit approving any new loans. Just when the SBA will have new money is uncertain. It operates on a revolving fund basis and Congress sets the ceiling on how large the fund can be. Bills are pending now — but haven't gotten out of Senate or House committees—to raise that statutory ceiling from $1.9 billion to $2.2 billion. A House committee staffer said Chairman Wright Patman, D-Tex., who favors the legislation, held two days of hearings on the agency's money shortages in August, and hopes to get the ceiling raise permission in the upcoming lame duck session. But when more loan money might be available if the mandatory ceiling stayed at $1.9 billion was unknown. Money loaned, of course, is being repaid regularly and would be available for redistribution eventually. SBA administrator Hilary Sandoval did not explain why the statutory limit was reached in such an abrupt fashion that the field offices had to clamp down on approvals at once. The SBA has used up all monies available under the Small Business Act, the Economic Opportunity Act, and the Small Business Investment Act, he said. The field offices were instructed to keep on processing loans up to the .point of approval, then ship them to Washington for an evaluation. Those considered most urgent will get priority when new funds are available. Hot off the Wire Reds Step Up Action in S. Vietnam SAIGON (AP) — North Vietnamese forces have stepped up their activity in South Vietnam's northern provinces with attacks that killed eight Americans and wounded 49, the U.S. Command announced today. Three enemy soldiers were reported killed. The two main attacks were within 13 miles of each other in the Hue area. Spokesmen said it was the sharpest fighting in the region in several weeks. Action remained generally light and scattered in the rest of the country. But four Americans were reported killed and 24 wounded in mortar attacks, mine and booby trap incidents and brief ground clashes along the northern coast south of Da Nang. Three enemy troops were reported killed. DES MOINES AP) - The State Commissioner of Social Services denied Friday that the Clarinda State Mental Health Institute has been allowed to run down so there would be an excuse for closing it. James Gillman answered the charge which was leveled by Sen. Quentin Anderson, R- Beaconsfield, during a meeting of the legislature's Budget and Financial Control Committee. Anderson said committee members had found conditions at the institution "deplorable." He said the members found cobwebs everywhere, cigarette butts on ithe floor and vocational training taking place in the halls. "I believe the management of this institution is deliberately letting it run down to provide an excuse for closing it," the Southern Iowa state senaor charged. NORTHWOOD (API - Lynn Naber, 25, of rural Northwood, was kilted Friday night when the car he was driving left Iowa 105 in this Worth County town, hit a driveway embankment and rolled over. WATERLOO (AP) - A 17- year-old Clarksville youth died at a hospital here early Saturday of injuries he received in a traffic accident late Friday night. Authorities said Willy H. Fokkena, driver of the car, apparently struck a bridge over the Shellrock River on a Butler County road near here. Two other youths were treated at a hospital and released. LAMONT (AP) - Edwin Recker, 57, of rural Lamont and Orin Coonrad, Jr., 20, of Independence were killed Friday morning when their vehicles collided head-on. The collision occurred four miles south of here on Iowa Highway 187. SIOUX CITY (AP) — A one- car accident Friday night claimed the life of C. Kenneth Moe, 40, of Sioux City. Officers said Moe, alone in his car, hit a bridge railing on U.S. 75 in north Sioux City. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An explosion rocked a Humble Oil Co. offshore platform, 27 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday night and injured 14 men. A piece of equipment on the platform's deck exploded and injured the workers, a Humble spokesman said. There was no explosion inside the platform and no fire, he said. WARSAW A(P) - Negotiators for West Germany and Poland have drafted a treaty to establish diplomatic relations. The outbreak of World War II brought a break in relations between Poland an! Germany's Third Reich in 1939. West Germany, formed 21 years ago after the war, never has had diplomatic ties with Communist Poland. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A football-shaped fire 20 miles from tip to tip blazed in brush and timberland west of here today, forcing almost 2,000 persons to flee from four towns and an Indian Reservation. It was the worst of five brush fires burning in Southern California. The blazes were whipped up after they started Friday by furnace-dry "devil winds" which gusted in from the desert and reached 82 miles an hour at times.
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