Iowa a ptaoe to groMf Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 272 Return Postag* Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Wednesday, November 18,1970—50 Pages—Six Sections Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Copy Airports Laek Bad Weather Guidance By JAMES R. POLK and DICK BARNES (Associated Press Writers) WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half the airports in the country serving scheduled airliners lack modern guidance devices to help pilots make blind landings in bad weather, an Associated Press study shows. The government's failure to install the electronic equipment, a congressman charges, places air travel "on a collision course with disaster." The AP study, made in the wake of the 75-death Marshall University football air tragedy, disclosed that more than 8 million passengers a year land at airports without bad-weather guidance beams. Even the 747 jumbo jets — the most sophisticated airliners ever built—are slated to begin landing in 13 days at the Phoenix, Ariz., airport, which has no glide slope landing device. Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Tex., whose House subcommittee has held hearings on airport safety, charged the Federal Aviation Administration has failed to set airport requirements for control tower radar and instrument landing system (ILS) equipment. The Huntington, W. Va., airport where Marshall's chartered twin-engine DC9 jet hit a tree- studded ridge while coming in too low on a rainy night has neither radar nor a glide slope device. A glide slope system beams an electronic signal at the plane to line up the crosshairs on a cockpit instrument and turn on a red warning if the jet strays too low or too high. The DC9, like all modern planes, had the equipment—but Huntington's hilltop airport did not. Phoenix heads a list of 304 airports in the continental United States that also lack the glide slope landing device — including such major points as Las Vegas, Nev.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Tucson, Ariz.; Bangor, Maine, and Helena, Mont. These 304 airports handle nearly 2,000 flights a day— roughly one out of every nine airline landings in the nation. This picture emerged from an AP analysis of latest FAA statistics and airline schedules, and interviews with airport officials: —Even at Los Angeles' busy International Airport, no glide slope was available on the western approach over the Pacific until the past few months. It was not added until after 15 persons were killed when a Scandinavian Airlines jet dipped down into the ocean last year. Federal investigators blamed that crash on the pilots' failure to watch their altitude gauges while wrestling with a landing problem. And there was no glide slope to flash on a red warning in the cockpit. —At Tucson, Ariz., 40 jetliners touch down daily at a desert airport rimmed by mountains rising up to 9,400 feet. In the control tower, one FAA supervisor said the lack of ILS equipment has caused pilots at night to complain "it's like flying into a black hole." —At Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a court fight over two palm trees near the runway threshhold has blocked, at least temporarily, the use of new ILS equipment installed, but still idle, at an airport serving a half-million passengers a year. —Even at the FAA's own busy National Airport in Washington, no glide slope equipment was installed for the approach from the north past the heart of the nation's capital until the past year, a quarter-cenury after the equipment was put in use at the other end of the runway. Brooks said the FAA had refused to ask Congress for enough money to install the landing devices and control tower radar at airports throughout the nation. The Texas congressman said the budget bill asked for $60 million less than Congress had authorized for air traffic control. He called this inexcusable. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the FAA's own employes association, Alan R. Miller, called today for installation of the $100,000 ILS systems at all airports serving scheduled airlines, particularly those located in mountainous terrain. Earlier this year, FAA administrator John Shaffer said at a House hearing that any airport serving jetliners should have such instrument landing devices. But the FAA's own statistics show that only 58 new ILS systems have been installed in the past six years. Shaffer said the agency wants to add 43 such systems during this budget year. The FAA's request is still pending before the Senate Appropriations Committee. FAA-financed glide slope equipment is already being installed at Las Vegas and Phoenix. The ILS system at Las Vegas, which handles 250 jet landings and takeoffs a day, should be switched on by early next year, but it will take six more months at Phoenix. American Airlines is scheduled to start flying its huge 747 jumbo jeit into Phoenix Dec. 1 on a non-stop run from Chicago. The Phoenix airport already handles nearly 100 other airline flights daily. Ready for —Staff Photo Christmas is coming and the women of the Methodist Women's Society of _ i-i • Christian Service are ready rl011 fl aV rfHyto greet it with Christmas gift ideas and decorations at their Holiday Fair Bazaar"to be held from 11 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Showing some of the unique gifts and decorations to be sold in the Boutique Booth are Mrs. Max H. Reed, left, and Mrs. W. L. Reitz. Along with the bazaar, which will feature everything from candles to quilts, the W.S.C.S. will serve a ham luncheon from 11 to 1:15 p.m., and have an afternoon coffee shop. Trustees Over-ride Drain 23 Objections Trustees of Drainage District No. 23 excluded approximately one section of land in Kniest and Maple River Townships and reduced assessments on seven parcels of land as they over-rode objections and adopted the proposed annexation and reclassification report here Wednesday. There was a crowd of 60 persons on hand in the Court Room in the Carroll County Court House for the continuation of the recessed November 4 public hearing on the annexation proposal of lands in north, central and eastern Carroll County. By unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees including Melvin Reinhart, chairman, Albert Ausman and Henry D. Johnson adopted the proposed annexation with the exclusion of the following property: SVzSWA, Sec. 33, Twp.. 84, Range 35, Kniest Township; all of Sec. 4, Twp, 84, Range 35, Maple River Township,. except part of the SEV4NEV4 and part of NE^SE 1 ^ of Sec. 4 and the N%NW%, Sec. 9. In addition, the trustees approved the following assessment adjustments: Erwin C. Harmening, part SWViSW 1 /!, Sec. 36, Sheridan Township, to $7.63; Flossie Krugger, NEV4SEV4, Sec. 36, Trustees See Page 9 Historic Confrontation Seen House Unit to Fight Court Order WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee anounced today it will challenge a court order against its report on alleged radical campus speakers by revising and reissuing the report —and prohibiting the courts from interfering. The maneuver "sets the stage for what may well become an historic confrontation between the Congress and the federal courts," the House Internal Security Committee said in 'a statement. Public printing of the report —which lists college campus speeches by 65 persons that the committee says are revolutionaries, militants and Commu nists 1 —(has been prohibited by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. GeseM. The committee is appealing Gesell's order. But Chairman Richard H. Iohord, D-Mo., advised all members of the House by letter today that he also is going to revise and reissue the report. He said he will then ask the House to pass a resolution prohibiting the courts or anyone else from interfering with its public printing. The chairman accused Gesell of supervising, censoring and restricting the report in violation of legislative powers the Constitution gives exclusively to Congress, not the courts. Gesell ruled the report attempts to "black list" the named speakers from further campus appearances and thus violates their constitutional free speech rights. The report contends the campus speaking circuit is a significant source of financing "for the promoters of disorderly and revolutionary activities among students." It is based on a survey of 95 colleges that shows the 65 speakers were paid $108,000 for 155 speeches over the past two years. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A special assistant to President Nixon says the White House "regretted" certain appointments it made to the President's Commission on Campus Unrest, chaired by William W. Scranton, former governor of Pennsylvania. Harry S. Hemming, whose job involves appointments to patronage posts and commissions, said the Scranton commission "was thrown together rather hurriedly" by White House aides during a "hectic week." The commission investigated causes of campus unrest and made reports on the shooting deaths of four students at Ohio's Kent State University and two In Carroll Appearances— . ••• : - , „" . ; 'ifUL , Ex-Drug Users 'Tell it Like it is' By Staff Writer A young woman, hardly more than a girl, tells you her three children are in foster homes in another state because of her drug problem, and the child she is now carrying very probably will be born abnormal because it was conceived while she was "shooting acid." This is a pretty convincing reason for today's teen, or anyone, to educate themselves about drugs, and to stay away from drugs. This experience, and nine others were told by the people who've been there, who know what it's like, and tell it like it is. The panel of 10 former drug users from the Riverview Release Center at Newton, the Women's Reformatory at Rockwell City and the Cherokee Mental Health Institute, who had presented programs and held discussions at four Carroll County schools Tuesday, were guests of the Carroll Kiwanis Club at an open meeting Tuesday evening. Panel members are dedicated to their voluntary program of educating young people about drugs. As one woman explained, "We hope we can let some people know the feelings, problems and experiences we faced while using drugs. If we can get to just one kid, maybe that kid can get to two. It will be a start." Parents who are concerned about their children and drugs Questions Feasibility of Hospital Phaseout (By Iowa Daily Prest Association) DES MOINES — The phasing out of one or possibly two state mental health hospitals should, in the opinion of state social service commissioner James Gillman, only be undertaken if such a step is going to improve the care of the mentally ill. He told the legislative budget and financial control committee last week that it seems questionable at this point and time whether such a step would accomplish anything positive in mental health treatment. "When a hospital is phased Hot off the Wire Booby Traps Raise U. S. War Toll SAIGON (AP) — An enemy booby trap killed five Americans today, more casualties than 6,000 South Vietnamese troops have suffered in two days of operations in Cambodia. The crude explosive device ripped through a unit of the 196th Brigade as it moved out after breakfast through rolling foothills 42 miles southeast of Da Nang. American officers have become so alarmed over a recent rash of booby trap and mine deaths in the region north and south of Da Nang that they are offering cash rewards to peasants who tip them off to locations of the deadly devices. Of 53 Americans reported killed in combat in the past 11 clays, 30 have been the victims oi booby traps and mines. One U.S. official estimates that such devices are causing 60 per cent of the U.S. deaths in action. IOWA CITY (AP) — August Olsem, 81, of Colesburg, died at University Hospitals here Wednesday of injuries suffered in a flaming two-car crash that took the life of his wife Tuesday night. Anne Olsem, 79, died outright in the collision on Highway 20 just west of the Dubuque County town of Farley. WASHINGTON (AP) - New Vatican rules on mixed faith marriages in the Catholic Church have been spelled out for Americans at the National Conference of Bishops. The relaxed rules allow a non-Catholic to marry a Catholic without making a promise to raise their children in the faith. And, clergy of other faiths and civil officials will be allowed to perform ceremonies for mixed faith couples. It was stressed in a news conference Tuesday that the Catholic will still make a promise to do all in his power to raise the children in the Catholic Church, though the non-Catholic partner is released from such a pledge. SIOUX CITY (AP) — Lynne Anne von Klein, 4, of Sioux City, was killed Tuesday in a freak accident at her home. The girl was pinned beneath a remote control garage door at her home. ST. LOUIS (AP) - As the postal system is reorganized, postmasters will have to manage effectively or lose their jobs, Postmaster General Winton M. Blount said Tuesday. Blount told about 400 postmasters from Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas he feels, however that under the new postal corporation employes and most postmasters probably will meet the challenge. WARSAW (AP) — The foreign ministers of West Germany and Poland launched a new era of improved relations between their countries today by initialing a treaty that reportedly recognizes Poland's postwar seizure of German territory west of the Oder and Neisse rivers. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon summoned leaders from both sides of Congress to the White House today to put before them his request for $1 billion in additional foreign aid for Israel and several Asian countries. out," he related, "the patients of that particular hospital will have to be transferred to the remaining hospitals. This means that patients whose homes are at present relatively near the hospital will have to be moved a great distance from their homes with hardships on themselves and on their relatives." The patient load at the four state mental health institutions, Cherokee, Independence, Mount Pleasant and Clarinda, has been dwindling and there has been talk in legislative circles of phasing out one, or perhaps two of the institutions. In increasing the caseload of the remaining hospitals, Gillman said it would necessarily result in a "substantial" increase in budget to cover the increase in staff, supplies and maintenance. Although the hospital populations have become smaller, he observed, the number of patients coming to the hospital has increased greatly. "For instance, 13 years ago Independence had approximately 1,200 patients; most of these were long-term patients. The admission rate was between 900 and 1,000. Now the admission rate is climbing and is over 1,800 admissions. Because of the better staffing pattern and increased appropriations, they are able to give intensive psychiatric care to all patients. "The average length, of stay for each new admission," he continued, "is around 40 days and 66 days for all admissions. "We believe it is erroneous to talk just about the census being dropped without also taking note of the fact that the admission rate has doubled." were urged by panel members to not "preach to them about the evils of drugs with a drink in one hand, and a medicine cabinet full of tranquilizers." Parents' hypocrisy about drugs and alcohol and parents who were never there, or didn't care were cited by most panel members as reasons why they got started on drugs. One young woman explained, "I didn't have to go out to get Drugs .... See Page 9 Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Partly cloudy, no large temperature changes Wednesday night and Thursday. Lows Wednesday night 30 to 35. Highs Thursday lower 50s. Precipitation chances in per cent: 10 Wednesday night and 20 Thursday. at Jackson State College in Mississippi last spring. Flemming said he thought the commission "had a few grand- standers" and said "We regret that some of them chose a public forum as a means of expression rather than going through the commission." Flemming made the remarks in a news conference prior to addressing the Ohio State Council of Retail Merchants. He made no reference to specific members of the commission. IOWA CITY (AP) - Actress activist Jane Fonda warned a large crowd at the University of Iowa fieldhouse Tuesday night of "America's rampart political oppression" and called for a revival of the "emergency consciousness and action displayed Campus ... See Page 9 « Issue Launches % •75 Holiday Season With publication today of The Daily Times Herald's annual Christmas edition, Carroll merchants officially inaugurate the holiday- shopping season. Today's newspaper consists of six sections totaling 50 pages. In it you'll find a large variety of local news and feature stories centered around the Christmas theme, together with many local news pictures. There are a host of feature stories containing valuable tips for those who are preparing for the holiday season. Carroll stores, many of them now located in the Westgate Mall of the urban renewal project, are well- stocked with the latest in Christmas merchandise and offer a wide choice to thrifty shoppers. Their courteous and helpful sales personnel are ready to serve you. Readers are urged to save this edition and use it as a guide to gift buying. •••JS •.vV mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Dearduff's Set Opening —Staff Photo Dearduff's Men's Wear has moved into its new location on the Westgate Mall and will hold a grand opening Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-21. Dearduff's, formerly located on Fifth Street, has added several new lines of merchandise. The entrance pictured above is from the interior of Westgate Mall. In addition. Dearduff's has an entrance on Adams Street. John Dearduff is the owner and manager of the . men's clothing store.
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