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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 270 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Monday, November 16, 1970—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Slngl« Copy Mansfield Blast Keynote Top Demo Charts What May Be the 'Unending Congress' WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat, charting plans for what he said may be called "the unending Congress," accused Republican campaigners today of offensive personal vilification and "a massive essay in political slicksterism." Sen. Mike Mansfield of Montana, the majority leader, did not name the targets of that criticism, but it seemed directed at Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and, in part, at President Nixon. Mansfield spoke out at a conference of Democratic senators just before the Congress was convened in its first post­ election session in 19 years. The words Mansfield chose were uncharacteristically sharp, and seemed to keynote to what is likely to prove a politically tinged lame duck session. But, with his criticism on the record, Mansfield said the Nov. 3 election should now recede into history. "And let the politics of 1972 look to 1972," he said. "... We must do what we can to remove the wedges of division which have been driven deeper and deeper into the nation." He said he doesn't know when the session will adjourn for good. "Indeed," Mansfield said, "the 91st may yet be known as the unending Congress." From the morning's Senate Democratic caucus on ah effort to override President Nixon's veto of a bill limiting broadcast, campaign spending to the administration's welfare reform measure, the calendars are crowded with controversial business. With members aiming for 'adjournment by Christmas, there is little time for the 91st Congress to put its affairs in order before giving way to the 92nd Congress. And while Republicans managed a two-seat election gain in their Senate minority, Demo­ crats will en]oy a bonus seat for the duration of the lame-duck session. When Sen.-elect Adlai E. Stevenson III of Illinois is certified the election winner, probably by the end of the week, he will succeed Republican Ralph T. Smith, and the Senate lineup will become 58 Democrats, 42 Republicans. Stevenson takes over at once because he was elected to the unexpired term of the late Everett M. Dirksen. When the 92nd Congress convenes Jan. 4, the Senate lineup is expected to be 55 Democratic votes, 45 Republican. That prospect itself may Hold Suspect in Slaying of Family of 5 SUNBURG, Minn. (AP) Authorities were holding a man for questioning today in the weekend shotgun slayings of a farm couple and their three children. Ronaild Schneider, Kandiyohi County attorney, said a grand jury would be called shortly to bring charges against the man. Sheriff Harvey M. Spaulding earlier had described the killings as "a complete mystery," saying, "We can't even establish a motive at this time." The body of James Fremberg, 40, was found in the barn about 10 a.m. Sunday by Delbert Peterson of Sunburg, who had stopped at the farm to pick up milk for a creamery. The milking machine was running, indicating Fremberg had begun his morning chores when he was shot at close range. About 150 yards away, in the dining room of the two-story farmhouse, authorities found the body of Fremberg's wife, Gloria, 29. A close-range shotgun blast had decapitated her. A quart of milk and cereal bowls were on the table for a meal the family never ate. Toys were strewn about the downstairs rooms. In one of two upstairs bedrooms, authorities found the pajama-clad bodies of the three children. David, 7, and Douglas, 4, were in one bed and their sister Patricia, 8, in aooiier. There were no signs of a struggle and authorities had no clues, the sheriff said. No murder weapon was found and the dayer or slayers had taken away the expended shell casings, apparently from a 12- gauge shotgun. "I've known this boy for 20 years, I suppose," said Spaulding. "A real good kid. No problems—no family problems." His Bonus Seven thousand reasons to smile. Marine Sgt. John Brooks of Boise, Idaho, has good reason to smile —stacked in front of him is $7,000 he received as bonus for reenlisting for four years. Brooks serves in a communications platoon in South Vietnam. Hartke Finishes Ahead; Recount Seen a Certainty INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) The official certification of complete returns from the Nov. 3 general election showed today that Democratic Sen. Vance Hartke finished ahead of Republican Richard Roudebush by 4,383 votes. Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Increasing cloudiness and not as cool Monday night, lows 29-34. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers Tuesday, highs in the 50s. Precipitation chances: 20 per cent Monday night, 30 per cent Tuesday. Pakistan Storm Toll May Reach 300,000 DACCA, East Pakistan (P) — Officials say 300,000 persons may have died in the cyclone and tidal waves in East Pakistan last Friday, making it one of history's greatest disasters. Four islands 60 miles south of Dacca in the Ganges River delta were lashed hardest by the 150-mile-an-hour winds and 20- foot waves from the Bay of Bengal. Officials said so many were dead or missing that rescue teams were counting survivors, not the dead. Some sources said there appeared to be almost no survivors on at least one of the islands. The 1961 census listed 1.4 million persons on the four islands —Hatia, Ramagati, Charjabbar and Bhola—but other sources estimated the population was less than half that when the storm hit. However, there had been a recent influx of workers for the rice harvest. The official death count rose to 32,871 today, but fatality estimates grew hourly from scores of reports. A former assemblyman said local officials indicated 65,000 had perished in Patuakhapi district to the west of the four islands. A utility official said thousands of farmers were swept into the sea when a tidal wave roared over the 15- foot dam which had reclaimed the land on which they were living. The area Is a cyclone alley, with storms hitting almost every spring and fall and with huge tolls because of the lack of a warning system or of speedy transport for the masses of farmers and fishermen. In June 1965, 30,000 perished in a cyclone there, and historians say 300,000 died in a storm and tidal waves in 1737. The greatest disaster recorded in history occurred in China's Honan Province in 1887, when a flood took 900,000 lives. The head of the Pakistan Red Cross appealed for help to meet "the complete devastation in the offshore islands." President Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan ordered army units into the area to restore communications and conduct evacuation and relief work. The United Nations, the International Red Cross, the United States and India offered relief aid. Many islands and coastal districts were still cut off by high water. 75 Killed in Crash; Cause is a Mystery HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Federal investigators have found "no evidence of any particular problem" with a jetliner in which all 75 persons aboard, including most of the Marshall University football team, died in a fiery weekend crash. This was reported Sunday by John D. Reed, chairman off the National Transportation Safety Board. He said there was no evidence so far of mechanical failure in the chartered Southern Airways twin-jet DC9 and no initial indication of pilot error. Reed pledged to find the cause of the accident, the worst in American sports history. His investigation continues today and could last several months. Returning the Marshall team, coaches and followers from an afternoon game with East Carolina University at Greenville, N.C., the plane cut a swath through treetops before crashing into a hillside short of the Tri-State Airport runway Saturday night. Besides 37 Marshall football players and 8 members of the coaching staff, the dead included several prominent Huntington citizens—three physicians, a Crash See Page 7 People, Oil, Lanes at Stake— Reds Move Quietly into Indian Ocean WASHINGTON (AP) - A secret part of the 1940 pact signed by the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Facist Italy and Japan contained a paragraph saying Russian "territorial aspirations center south of the national territory of the Soviet Union in the direction of the Indian Ocean." Whether the statement remains a grand design of the Soviets, it is a good starting point for considering a U.S. policy and money problem that has so far had only back-burner concern. At stake are people, oil and transportation lanes. In the late 1960s, Russia began its vigorous interest in the area, developing a major naval presence. This string has now run to reports, still unconfirmed, of Soviet bases being established at South Yemen's So- cotra Island, Mogadishu in the Somali Republic and trawler facilities at Mauritius. Peking has a modest entry with a small base at Pemba Island, which belongs to Zanzibar, and perhaps port privileges at Dar es Salaam. There is no indication as to what, if anything, the Nixon administration intends to do, but the Israelis are reported to have done something about their slice of the problem: the Red Sea. A secret pact reportedly has been signed between Israel and Ethiopia, permitting the Israelis to establish bases on the Ethiopian islands of Haleb and Fatimah. They guard the mouth of the sea which leads to their port of Elath. Israel will not comment. U.S. officials say they do not know. The same U.S. answer is given to reports of fresh Soviet naval expansion in the area. "We have heard about them," a State Department spokesman says, but there is no hard evidence. In the face of all this the visible U.S. military presence adds up to one seaplane tender and two destroyers in the Indian Ocean. This is nowhere near the contention level the United States 6th Fleet maintains with the Soviets in the Mediterranean. Although U.S. admirals argue for an expanded presence in the Indian Ocean, the only indication they will have their way was a statement attributed to Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird last July: "Naval patrols of this ocean will begin as soon as the Vietnam situation eases enough to free vessels of the Far East 7th Fleet, generally considered far stronger than the Soviet's in Soviets .... See Page 7 make for trouble in the lame- duck session: on some closely contested issues, Republicans might prefer a delay, to take advantage of their gains. Actually, 10 members of the current Senate and 51 in the House are lame-duck legislators; their service ends with this session. Their presence might be troublesome as well, since they might not go along with the party discipline. There are seven major appropriations bills awaiting action. They cover the fiscal year that began last July 1; Congress could, by resolution, continue the spending authority of the agencies involved into the new year. With President Nixon claim' ing an ideological majority in the new Senate, he might prefer that some spending decisions be put off until next year. Appropriations for education and housing, which have led to Nixon vetoes, are among those awaiting action. So is the giant defense money bill. A bill providing a 10 per cent increase in Social Security benefits is likely to be the platform for a showdown over Nixon's controversial welfare reform program. The first business before the House is debate on a controversial trade measure setting quotas on imports of textiles and shoes, and offering a tax break designed to promote U.S. exports. That, too, will come before the Senate as a rider to the Social Security bill. Prospects for two constitutional amendments which already have passed the House appear bleak in the Senate. One is the equal rights for women amendment, which isn't being supported by feminist groups and probably will be dropped. The other is the amendment for direct election of the President. See Any Likeness? John Spencer Churchill, nephew of the late Sir Winston, poses beside three of his paintings of his uncle which he displayed at a one-man show in London. The works show the wartime leader in 1939 (left), 1949 (front) and a sketch for a painting in 1948. New GI Home Loan Law to Give Building Industry Boost WASHINGTON (AP) — The] new GI home loan law is expected to give a shot in the arm to the sagging housing industry by restoring loan guarantees to 8.5 million World War U and Korea veterans and opening a new mobile home program. Although tight money in many areas — particularly the South and West — is expected to reduce the impact of the measure, the Veterans Administration is estimating that, in addition to facilitating home purchases for many former GIs, it will enable 35,000 veterans to buy housing. The major provision of the bill, signed by President Nixon Oct. 26, removes, all expiration daites for GI home loan applications. That, for World War II veterans, was last July 25. The date for Korea veterans varies with the individual. The bill took immediate effect, except the mobile home provision, which goes Mo effect Dec. 22. Anolther of the many facets of the law permits veterans to use their benefits for the first time to refinance existing mortgages on homes or farms. However, the current high interest rates are expected to put a damper on this. Purchasers of mobile homes originally had been forecast at 15,000 for the first year, based on the assumption the purchasers would be mostly young veterans using the mobile homes until they could afford a conventional house. But, now, the law opens up mobile home purchases to World War II, Korea and post- Korea veterans who have not used their home loan benefits and thousands of them also will take advantage of the law to buy mobile homes for retire ment years. A veteran who buys a mobile home may use his full GI benefits to buy a regular home as soon as his mobile home is paid for. But this doesn't work in reverse—an ex-GI can't get a mobile home loan even if he's paid up his regular home GI loan. There's a special package in the new law for the veteran so severely disabled he is entitled to a specially adapted home. The VA has long provided grants for such homest—50 per cent of the cost, up to $12,500. The new law permits the veteran to borrow the remainder of the home cost direct from the VA wherever he lives rather than just in areas where commercial loan money is not available. However, direct VA loans for other GI home and farm pur- chaises will continue to be limited to areas where commercial loan money is not available. Another provision eliminated the five-tenths per cent funding fee required in connection with loans to post-Korea veterans but not those of other eras. This is not retroactive for those who bought homes earlier. On Panel Here Tuesday— Ex-Drug Users to Tell Experiences The Carroll Kiwanis Club will attack the problem of drug abuse by going to its youngest victims with a program of education directed toward the early-teenage and pre-teenage child. The program will be conducted directly by the club, and through support to educators by helping further drug education within the school system, according to William D. Kurth, president of the Carroll Kiwanis Club. The first step in the educational program will be initiated Tuesday when a panel of former drug abusers from the Riverview Release Center at Newton, the Women's Reformatory at Rockwell City, and the Mental Health Institute at Cherokee, will relate their experiences while using drugs and answer questions of students at four Carroll County Schools and St. Anthony Hospital. Her Hero Vicki Beck, a Kent State University sophomore, can't resist touching an art work called "Ceramic Sandwich." It was part of the Ohio college's School of Art faculty show. Glidden-Ralston Community High School, Coon Rapids Community High School, St. Bernard's High School and Carroll Community High School will be visited at various times during the day. The public is invited, and encouraged to attend a program presented by the former drug users Tuesday evening at Joe's Executive Club, beginning at 5:45 p.m., Kurth said. The group of ten will relate their experiences and answer all questions from the audience. They will be dinner guests of Kiwanis before the program begins. The club is also working in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Section of the American Bar Association and the Iowa Bar Association in pre­ senting programs on drugs to the junior high students at St. Lawrence, Holy Spirit and Carroll Community Schools in Carroll, and Glidden-Ralston Community School, Coon Rapids Community School and St. Bernard's at Breda. One of the primary tools of Operation Drug Alert has been a booklet entitled "Deciding About Drugs", of which at present, some 2,750,000 copies have been distributed to young people through schools, churches, Kiwanis Clubs and other similar groups. This year, a "younger piece" in comic book form will be distributed. It is entitled "What if They Call Me Chicken?" and deals with the more common pressures that lead to drug use among young people. Pontiff Restates Ban on Artificial Contraception ROME (AP) — Pope Paul VI firmly restated today the Roman Catholic Church's absolute ban on artificial contraception. But he called for social progress which he said could lead to "rational control of birth" by couples exercising free choice. In a hard-hitting speech to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization here, the Pope also deplored racism, "exaggerated nationalism ... the lust for unlimited power, the unbridled thirst for domination." He also warned against an "ecological catastrophe," called on rich countries to divert spending from arms to aiding the poor, and issued another call for Communist China's entry in the United Nations. Speaking of poverty, he said: " ... There is a great temptation to use one's authority to diminish the number of guests rather than to multiply the bread that is to be shared." He said he was aware of opinions in international organizations, including FAO, "which extol planned birth control which, it is believed, will bring a radical solution to the problems of developing countries." FAO officials appraised the pontiff's speech as an affirmation of what they called the chief issue dividing the Vatican and the U.N. agency:—birth Pope .... See Page 7 i

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