Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 21, 1970 · Page 1
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aptecetogiow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 275 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Saturday, November 21, 1970—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 50 Cents Per Week Singlt Copy Retaliate Against Attacks on Unarmed Recon Planes— U.S. Bombers Renew Raids on North Vietnam SAIGON (AP) — Waves of U.S. fighter-bombers pounded missile and antiaircraft gun positions in North Vietnam today in the deepest raids since the bombing 'halt of the North more than two years ago. U.S. officials said the raids, in retaliation for recent attacks on unarmed reconnaissance planes flying over the North, would be of limited duration. But other sources speculated they may continue for a few days. The raids were as deep as 135 miles inside North Vietnam. There was no immediate assess- ment of results. Eyewitnesses at Da Nang, 100 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone in the northern part of South Vietnam, said nearly 50 U.S. Air Force warplanes armed with bombs and rockets had taken off from the American base there throughout the day. Up to 300 other jets were available from bases in Thailand and from two carriers off the Tonkin Gulf, one of which steamed into position Friday night just before the air raids began. In Paris, the North Viet- namese delegation to the Vietnam peace talks said the U.S. attacks "gravely affect the Paris conference on Vietnam." "The Nixon administration must bear entire responsibility for all consequences arising from its hostile acts against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam," a statement issued by the delegation said. The statement called the bombings "an extremely serious act of war against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, a brazen violation of its sovereignty and security." North Vietnam said in a radio broadcast 'that the attacks were "an extremely serious act of war." In Washington, Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird said the American planes were hitting North Vietnamese missile and antiaircraft gun positions "in response to attacks on our unarmed reconnaissance aircraft." He said "limited-duration protective reaction air strikes" were being conducted against antiaircraft sites and related facilities south of the 19th parallel. This line is well south of Hanoi and the port city of Haipong. Hanoi charged, however, that "the U.S. imperialists recklessly sent many flights of aircraft to encroach upon the air space of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Haiphong, Quang Ninh, Ha Tay and Hoa Binh areas." Haiphong is 135 miles north of the 19th parallel. Hoa Binh is 130 miles north of the 19th parallel and 85 miles inland from Haiphong. North Vietnam made its charges in radio broadcasts monitored in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The broadcasts said at least three American planes were shot down and that a prisoner of war camp "was hit by bullets from the planes and a number of American captive pilots were injured." They also said a considerable number of North Vietnamese civilians had been kftled. The location of the POW camp was not disclosed. Eye witnesses in Da Nang, 100 miles south of the Demlitiarized zone in tihe northern part of South Vietnam, said about a dozen U.S. Air Force F4 fighter-bombers took off from that base shortly before noon today under extraordinary security conditions. It was not known where the planes were going, but there was speculation that they might be on their way to suppress North Vietnamese ground fire while ihelicopers moved in to lift out U.S. pilots shot down inside North Vietnam. The American strike force apparently was enlarged by planes from the American aircraft carrier Hancock, which steamed into the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of Norm Vietnam early today with 75 warplanes aboard and doubled the 7th Fleet's striking ability in the area. Prior to the 42,000-ton vessel's arrival from its home base in Alameda, Calif., the only U.S. carrier in the gulf had been the Oriskany, which has been launching strikes over a 200- mile stretch of the Ho Chi Minn trail. The reason for sending the Hancock into the area was not immediately anounced, but sources said before Hanoi made its charges that most of the 150 planes aboard the two carriers were flying with 200 Air Force planes from bases in Thailand and South Vietnam in a campaign to stem the flow of North ietnamese war materials southward into Cambodia and Raids .... See Page 9 Energy Planning is Urged (By Iowa Daily Press Association) DES MOINES — The Iowa Development Commission has passed a resolution through which, it is hoped, the state will be better able to solve the problems connected with providing an adequate, continuous and reliable supply of energy to Iowa consumers. Development commission officials say that expanding energy requirements within the state, plus projected growth for new industry, will necessitate prompt planning, construction and operation of facilities for all forms of energy. Energy must be available to better develop both rural and urban areas, they added, saying a satisfactory solution to existing and future problems will have a major effect on the economic development of the state. Here is the development commission's plan for accomplishing these goals: —Encourage the state commerce commission to obtain jurisdiction and authority to give final approval to the type and location of new electric generating facilities and the necessary transmission lines associated with such facilities. —Urge the commerce commission to develop the necessary staff and expertise to thoroughly review all applications for facilities. This review should include reasonable consideration of esthetic and environmental problems. —Encourage more extensive Energy See Page 9 Plentiful Supply Their day is coming and they don't look too happy about it. These turkeys are part of what the Department of Agriculture reports will be a plentiful supply this holiday season. 3 Men Convicted of Bombing Trucks Davenport Man Hit, Killed by Car DAVENPORT (AP) - Verdis Smith, 47, of Davenport, was killed wehen struck by a car on a busy Davenport thouroughfare Friday evening. Police said the driver of the car, Nancy Burkhart, 19, of Davenport, said she didn't see Smith in time to avoid hitting him. No charges were filed. SIOUX CITY (AP) — Three northwest Iowa men have been convicted of bombing trucks at a Sioux Oity wholesale fruit and grocery firm last December. The bombings were connected with a long and bitter labor strike in the area. Convicted Friday night were Ervin J. Langel, 39, of Le- Mars; Myron D. Reihe, 39, of Sioux City; and Lyle L. Greenough, 23 also of Sioux City. A U.S. District Court jury of ten women and two men deliberated 4 J /2 hours before returning the verdict. Judge Edward J. McManus set no date for sentencing, but ordered an investigation by probation officers. The three were released on bonds of $10,000 apiece, Asst. Rogers Faces Stiff Quiz on Cambodia WASHINGTON (AP) - Secre- ary of State William P. Rogers aces stiff questioning from the Senate Foreign Relations Com- nittee on why the 'administra- ion is recommending expanded military and economic aid for iambodia seven months after Rogers warned against it. The date of the possible confrontation over the administra- ion's proposals seems likely to >e delayed at least until the week of Dec. 7 by previous commitments of Rogers and Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird. Laird and Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott sought in separate statements Friday to put political pressure on the Senate by contending failure to approve the new program could slow or halt U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam. The Foreign Relations Committee, in a statement issued Friday by chairman J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., noted that it last discussed the Cambodian situation with Rogers last April 27— just before U.S. and South Vietnamese troops entered that country to clean out Communist "sanctuaries." "At that meeting," the statement added, "Secretary Rogers expressed the administration's concern that a large-scale military assistance program would probably be followed by a need for military advisers and subsequently by troops. He also emphasized the danger of becoming supportive of the Cambodian government. 1 '' Although the transcript of that appearance remains classified it is understood that Friday's lummary understates how strongly Rogers felt about the need to avoid large-scale aid programs in Cambodia and tine dangers that could arise. This is likely to influence skeptical foreign relations committee members when they question Rogers. President Nixon's proposal calls for $155 million in new aid for Cambodia — $70 million of it economic and $85 million military — plus $100 million to reimburse foreign aid accounts for Formosa, Greece and Turkey depleted by earlier transfers for Cambodia. It also calls for $150 million for South Korea, $«5 million for South Vietnam and smaller amounts for m handful of other nations. In addition, the proposa would provide $500 million to f i nance credits for Israel. Unlike ihe other items, which require both authorization and appropriation legislation, the Israeli aid already has been authorized. Thus, it could be appropriated separately from the rest of the jackage, something administra- ;ion forces are determined to avoid because aid to Israel has appeal for some senators who oppose aid to Cambodia. Laird failed to mention the foreign-aid measure Friday when he appeared before the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee to ask for restoration of more than $1 billion in defense funds cut by the House. Together with new items that were not included in President Nixon's budget, Laird's presentation, which he termed "rock bottom," called for a defense appropriation of $68.2 billion compared with $68.7 billion in the budget and $66.8 billion vot- :d by the House. Afterwards, the secretary was asked by reporters if U.S. troop withdrawals would be slowed or lalted if Congress fails to enact the aid package for Cambodia. "If the Cambodian forces are unable to contain the North Vietnamese forces" in their own country, he said, these forces would be able to go back into South Vietnam to face Americans and South Vietnamese there. "This would cause us to look at our troop withdrawal programs and it would have a substantial effect," he added. Scott said earlier that U.S. withdrawals "would be impeded" by failure to pass the bill, adding that "opposition to this bill is opposition to the continued steady withdrawal of troops." Hot off the Wire U.S. Attorney Robert L. Sikrm said. The three were convicted o conspiring to commit certain overt acts, possession of a fire arm without payment of mak ing tax and possession of an un registered firearm. An indictment filed last July said the three placed destructive devices in three trucks at Joe Rosenithal and Sons, a wholesale fruit and grocery company here. The explosions were connected with a long and bitter strike at Iowa Beef Processors Inc. at nearby Dakota City, Neb. The strike, by members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union, began in August of 1969 and wasn't over until last spring. Girl Scouts Leave Here for Mexico Twenty-six senior Girl Scouts and six leaders from Carroll, Manning, Lake City and Schaller left on the first leg of their journey to Mexico City at 5 a.m. Saturday, accompanied by a Carroll fire truck escort. The fire truck accompanied the car caravan part way on the highway to Omaha, where the Scouts and leaders boarded a plane for Kansas City and then to Mexico City. The first three days of their Mexican visit will be spent in Ticalli House in Mexico City, an international Girl Scout hotel. They will participate in a series of tours arranged to create a basis for better understanding the Mexican history and culture the girls have been studying. Seven days will be spent at Our Cabana, one of the four international Girl Scout houses in the world. Our Cabana is near Cuernavaca, 47 miles south of Mexico City. This seven-day session will be an educational experience with a sharing of heritage, history and philosophy with Scouts from other parts of the world. The girls will participate in three service projects while in Mexico, including first aid, Top Antipoverty Lawyer, Aide Fired Quiet Front All's quiet on the eastern front. While an Israeli soldier uses a periscope to scan the Egyptian bank of the Suez Canal, a fearless newsman sits atop the sandbags to report on the cease-fire situat- tion. dental hygiene and crafts for a deprived village and orphanage. The group is scheduled to return to Carroll Dec. 1, via San Antonio, Dallas and Omaha. WASHINGTON (AP) - The' government's top antipoverty lawyer and his chief deputy have been fired because, their boss says, they condoned actions not in the best interest of the poor and violated the law. Terry F. Lenzner, youthful director of the controversial legal services program of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and his deputy, Frank Jones, were removed from their posts Friday night by OEO director Don- aid Rumsfeld. Arthur Reid, 40, deputy general counsel of the OEO, was named acting director of the program, which administers about 1,900 attorneys in 850 offices nationwide. No immediate replacement was named for Jones. "It has become evident that Mr. Lenzner and Mr. Jones are either unwilling or unable to administer the program in a manner consistent with the policies and mission of the Office of Economic Opportunity," said Rumsfeld. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The majority vote in the U.N. General Assembly to give Communist China a seat has led to speculation that Peking may be admitted to the world body as early as next year. There were also forecasts by Peking's supporters that the United States would not succeed again in employing the parliamentary device which kept the Communists out. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Members of Operating Engineers Union Local 148 were picketing Union Electric Co. power generation plants in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa today in a dispute over an unresolved work assignment grievance. A company spokesman said supervisory personnel would continue service. MANILA (AP) - The government said today that 120 persons were dead and more than 300 are missing from Typhoon Patsy, which swept through the Philippines two days ago. The missing include about 175 men reportedly aboard nine fishing boats believed sunk along the western coast of the islands. LONDON (AP) - After a pageant disrupted by smoke bombs and women's liberation slogans, Miss Grenada danced until dawn today to celebrate her enthronement as Miss World 1971. The 22-year-old West Indian, Jennifer Josephine Hosten, said she did not understand why demonstrators tried to wreck the contest Friday night. "I do not really know enough about what they were demonstrating against," said Miss Hosten, the 20th Miss World. "All I know is that it has been a wonderful experience competing for the Miss World title." Miss Hosten is an airline hostess and radio announcer with measurements of 36-24-38. Move to Organize County Unit to Promote Soybeans A move to organize Carroll County farmers to promote better prices and expanded markets for soybeans was announced here Saturday by Elmer Schettler, county soybean chairman representing the Iowa Soybean Association. County farm leaders will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the county extension service office here where the operations of the state association will be explained and plans for organizing the county producers outlined. A campaign to enroll farmers in a county association will be launched Wednesday, Dec. 9, Mr. Schettler said. Farm leaders will be asked to go out and sign up their neighbors. "Soybeans are the farmers' No. 1 export," Mr. Schettler pointed out. "It is our feeling that if we want the current improved prices to continue, we've got to go out and stimulate demand and new markets. At the present time 51 per cent of our crop is exported." Mr. Schettler expressed fear that passage of the trade bill by congress earlier this week might have an adverse affect on soybeans, with some nations retaliating against curbs on their exports by cutting imports of beans. Mr. Schettler said Carroll County farmers will be asked to back a drive to invest one- half cent per bushel grown in a market development effort to keep soybeans moving. The drive will be conducted on a farm-to-farm basis, with volunteer workers under the leadership of Mr. Schattler. Workers will ask farmers to invest one- half cent per bushel. The money will be used in expanding present markets and developing new soybean markets in an effort to keep prices at a profitable level. The campaign will be a part of a statewide effort to be kicked off in Story County on Dec. 1, according to Willard Latham of Alexander, Iowa, Iowa Soybean Association president. More than 45 counties will hold special drives. Highlight of the farmer campaign will be a Dec. 14 pickup truck caravan collecting soybeans from farmers in Calhoun, Pocahontas and Webster counties. This program is sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce and is a part of the Iowa drive sponsored by the Iowa Soybean Association. Beans collected in the pickup caravan will be sold in Manson on the morning of Dec. 15, as a kickoff for the Iowa Soybean Association's annual meeting which starts at 9:30 at the Starlite Village Motel in Fort Dodge. Several county chairmen will report the results of their campaigns at the annual meeting* and the program will include both state and national per- Bean Drive . . . See Page 9 Students Launch Consumer Drive VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — College youth launched a National Student Consumer Protection Council Friday aimed at wiping out shoddy products and business cheats. Its professor organizer called it "a new frontier to break through the barrier that restrains honest dealing in the market place." Welfare Fight to Senate 2 Prison Escapees Nabbed in Davenport DAVENPORT (AP) - Two ^prisoners who walked away from the Fort Madison State Penitentiary two weeks ago were apprehended during the night in Davenport. Authorities said Harold Boyd, 37, and Charles Richards, 26, were being held in the Scott County Jail pending the arrival of prison officials. Richards, who had resided in Davenport, had been serving a term for armed robbery. Boyd, address unknown, was in prison on a breaking and entering conviction. WASHNGTON (AP) - Surprised by a setback inflicted in part by Democratic liberals in committee, the Nixon administration has vowed to take the fight for its welfare reform plan to the floor of the.Senate. By a 10 to 4 vote, the Senate Finance Committee rejected Friday *n attempt to tag Hw Family Assistance Plan (FAP) to a Social Security bill. But Welfare Secretary Elliot L. Richardson said FAP would again be attached as a rider after the main bill is reported out of committee. "We shall fight again on another day and, if' necessary, on another battlefield," he said at a news conference called after Friday's defeat. Supporters of the bill, which provides a base income of $1,600 for a family of four, said the votes of four Senate liberals assured defeat of the bipartisan effort in committee. Sens. Clinton P. Anderson, D- N.M., Fred R. Harris, D-Okla., Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn., and Albert Gore, D-Tenn., originally were counted as supporters of the measure, but voted against it. Harris said the base $1,600 figure was too small and indicated he would vote for the bill on the floor only if it were increased to a $2,400 minimum payment with a federal jobs program for the unemployed. "In all th* revisions the administration has been making in FAP to answer criticism from conservatives, it has been deciding the issues against the Merest of the people," he said. "So, I decided I could no longer support it in committee," he added. The White House expressed dismay and surprise at the vote. "It is difficult to understand why these members of the Democratic party elected to do this," press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said. Following its rejection of the nationwide FAP plan, the committee did approve the addition of a test of the program, perhaps in one or two states for a trial period. Among the alternatives is a plan suggested by Long to pay subsidies to industries which hire undertrained workers. Long indicated the bill still needs a great deal of work, but said he was hoping some version of FAP would be ready for floor debate after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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