Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 23, 1970 · Page 13
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Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, November 23, 1970
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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 276 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Monday, November 23, 1970—Twelve Pages Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Copy Pentagon Refuses to Rule Out Hanoi-Haiphong Area Raids WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon refused today to rule out the possibility U.S. war planes struck the Hanoi-Hai­ phong area during weekend raids against North Vietnamese missile and antiaircraft sites. Pentagon spokesman Jerry W. Friedheim said the attacks by 250 fighter bombers and support aircraft were limited to targets below the 19th parallel, but refused to comment when asked if other planer fired on targets north of the parallel as charged by the Hanoi government. Friedheim had no comment when asked by newsmen to state flatly whether any planes flew above the 19th parallel, which is about 175 miles north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Vietnam. In a statement, he repeated Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird's announcement Saturday that the "protective reaction missions," were in retaliation for attacks on unarmed U.S. reconnaissance planes over North Vietnam and to protect American pilots flying strikes against North Vietnamese military supplies moving through Laos toward South Vietnam In Paris, the North Vietnamese delegation to the Vietnam peace talks announced it will boycott Wednesday's planned session. The raids drew heavy congressional criticism in Washington where antiwar forces seek to reopen debate on President Nixon's South Asia program. Chairman J. William Fulbright of Senate Foreign Relations Committee described the bombing as "very ominous." The raids imply the administration still seeks military victory rather than a negotiated settlement, the Arkansas Democrat said. Sen. George D. Aiken of Vermont, ranking republican on the committee, told a home state newspaper he was surprised Nixon did not consult key congressmen before the weekend strikes. He hinted at Capitol Hill retaliation. The bombing came as many Senate Democrats were still rankled over Nixon's request last week for $155 million in new aid for Cambodia. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said Sunday the weekend raids point to an increased, not lesser, U.S. role in Indochina. Although Friedheim said the primary reason for the raids was a response to the shooting down of an Air Force reconnaissance plane Nov. 13, Friedheim made clear Laird was also disturbed by the shellings earlier this month of Saigon and Hue by the Viet Cong and, adding a new element, by the failure of progress of the Paris peace talks. Friedheim said the raids were approved by Laird himself. Asked whether President Nixon took a hand and also whether Laird has a free rein to act in Vietnam at any time, Friedheim declined to answer. He said that he would not discuss Laird's relationship with the President. SAIGON (AP) - U.S. reconnaissance planes returned to the skies over North Vietnam today to assess the damage caused by the massive weekend American bombing raids. The Pentagon said the raids on the north ended at dawn Sunday Saigon time, but the U.S. Command in Saigon continued its blackout on all news of the raids. Informed sources said Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird was doing all the talking to "manage the releases." Outside North Vietnam, U.S. fighter-bombers and B52s pounded North Vietnamese supply routes through Laos and Cambodia, and the smaller planes strafed and bombed North Vietnamese troops on Cambodia's northern front after the Commu­ nists attacked Kompong Cham, 47 miles northeast of Phnom Penh, and Peam Chi- kang, 30 miles northeast of the capital. The U.S. Command said one plane, a twin-engine OV10, crashed near Kompong Cham but the two crewmen were rescued in good condition. The cause of the crash is not known, the Command said. It was the first American plane reported lost over Cambodia since Oct. 11. The air fleet was strengthened by the 85 planes of the 78,000-ton carrier Ranger, one of America's largest, which arrived in the Gulf of Tonkin over the weekend along with the 75-plane carrier Hancock. The Ranger replaces the Oriskany, another 75-plane carrier which is returning to the United States. The Hancock takes the place of the Shangri La, which has gone Raids .... See Page 11 Mall Officially Opened- Mayor William S. Farner and members of the Carroll City Council officiated Saturday afternoon at the formal opening of Westgate Mall, the first completed portion of the city's urban renewal project. Speaking briefly at the ribbon-cutting, the mayor paid tribute to the business people on the mall, those who will have stores in the urban renewal area and those who have re­ habilitated store buildings in the downtown area. He said it was their faith in the future of the community which prompted them to make the investments in modernizing the Carroll retail center. Prior to the ribbon cutting at 2 p.m., a luncheon was held at the Carroll Country Club for members of the press of the area. The mayor welcomed two representatives of the —Staff Photo Small Business Administration, T. Harold Welch and Palmer Ingebritson of Des Moines. Welch is chief appraiser and Ingebritson chief of the financing division. Both spoke briefly. Others on the program were E. J. Pudenz, Carroll urban renewal administrator, and his assistant, Harold J. Keinapfel. Ray Beneke was master of ceremonies. SCS Elects, Gives Honors at Manning By Staff Writer MANNING — Morris Schmitz of Carroll, Wilmer Schelle of Breda and Lester Eich of Manning were elected commissioners of the Carroll County Soil Conservation District at the close of the district's 25th anniversary banquet and awards' night Saturday at the Manning elementary school cafeteria. Schmitz was elected to a six- year term; Schelle, a four-year term; and Eich a two-year term. They will join the present commissioners, Lloyd Freese of Westside, chairman; Lester Joens of Manning and Donald Pratt of Glidden. Carroll County State Bank awards, presented by Joe H. Gronstal, bank president, and Des Moines Register and Tribune awards, presented by Commissioner Freese, were awarded to Mr. Schelle, owner- operator division; Howard Limbaugh and Gerald Baumhover, landlord-tenant operation division; and Bernard Irlbeck of Templeton, new cooperator with the district division. A newspaper award was also presented to Sr. Teresa Kunkel of Lidderdale in the outstanding teacher division. She was not SCS .... See Page 2 Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Partly cloudy and cold Monday night with lows 5 above west portions, 5 below east. Partly cloudy and not so cold Tuesday with a slight chance of snow, highs near 20. Precipitation chances: 5 per cent Monday night, 20 per cent Tuesday. Award Winners- —Stan Photos Award winners and the men who presented *he awards Saturday night at the Soil Conservation Service's 25th anniversary dinner at Manning elementary school are shown in the top photo, from left: Lloyd Freese, chairman of the district; Gerald Baumhover, Bernard Irlbeck, Howard Limbaugh, Joe Gronstal, president Carroll County State Bank; and Wilmer Schelle. In the bottom photo, recipients of the Goodyear Awards are shown, seated, from left: Donald Pratt, Jerome Kasperbauer, Lester Joens and Lloyd Freese. Standing, from left, are new commissioners Morris Schmitz and Wilmer Schelle, and Richard Adkins of the Goodyear Co. Lester Eich, newly elected commissioner, and Sr. Teresa Kunkel, winner of the outstanding teacher award, were not present for the pictures. Guinea Claims Invaders Are Repulsed; Still Trying to Land ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) —• The government of Guinea claimed today that mercenaries hired by Portugal tried through the night to land on its shores but Guinean forces repulsed them. The U.N. Security Council at an emergency meeting Sunday night called for the immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces in the West African country and 'agreed to send an investigating mission. "The fight has not ended," ]•'arxist President Sekou ' ure's government said today • 1 a broadcast from Conakry, capital. "The enemy is still 1 --re. All night he tried to disembark other, mercenaries, but hi vain ... Thus the second day of the war that Portuguese colonialism has imposed upon us is beginning." Earlier broadcasts from Conakry charged that about 350 European and African mercenaries under the Portuguese flag attacked the Defense Ministry and the airport early Sunday to divert Guinean troops from north- em and middle Guinea. They said the town of Boke, about 100 miles northwest of the capital near the frontier with Portuguese Guinea, probably would be invaded next. The radio reported captured invaders said six to 10 ships left Bissau, Portuguese Guinea's capital, moored in Guinean territorial waters and sent in boats with the landing party. Radio Conakry also spoke to­ day of "tie cowardly killing of a certain number of Europeans, two of them from West Germany"' in a report on the fighting Sunday. The broadcast said the Guinean government "deplores" these killings but gave no details. In a personal appeal to U.N. Secretary-General U Thant, President Toure of Guinea said his country "was the object of aggression by the Portuguese armed forces." He appealed for a force of U.N. troops to help wipe out "the last positions occupied by the Portuguese mercenaries and to pursue the aggressors' ships from our territorial waters." The Portuguese government in Lisbon said Guinea's charge Guinea . . . See Page 11 On Guilty Pleas- Court Ruling Resolves Dispute WASHINGTON (AP) - On a 6-3 vote the Supreme Court today directed trial judges to accept guilty pleas from defendants who protest that they are really innocent and pleaded guilty only to avoid a trial and a probably stiffer sentence. The ruling, in a North Carolina case, resolves a dispute among state and federal courts by rejecting the notion such guilty pleas are involuntary and thus invalid. "The Constitution does not bar imposition of a prison sentence upon an accused who is unwilling expressly to admit his guilt but who, faced with grim alternatives, is willing to waive his trial and accept the sentence," said Justice Byron R. White for the majority. In other actions today, the Supreme Court: —Let stand a ruling that no photograph of the female anatomy can be held obscene, whatever the pose, so long as sexual activity is not depicted. —Let stand a ruling that tenants have a right to withhold rents if landlords fail to keep their apartments in decent condition. The ruling, by the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, applies only to the capital. The guilty plea ruling reverses the U.S. Circuit Court in Richmond, Va., in the December 1963 case of Henry C. Alford. who pleaded guilty in the slaying of Nathaniel Young of Forsyth County, N.C., and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. While pleading guilty to second-degree murder A^ord protested his innocence. Alford had been indicted for first-degree murder. Had he gone to trial and been convicted he could have been sentenced to death. Had he pleaded guilty to first-degree SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS murder he could have been sentenced to life in prison. By pleading guilty to second-degree murder he faced a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court let stand today a ruling, that tenants have a .right to withhold rents if landlords fail to keep their apartments in decent condition. The ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia applies only to the capital. It is a landmark decision in that it upsets a centuries-old legal principle that landlords are not required to make repairs unless they specifically promise to do so in leases. The Supreme Court made no comment in declining unanimously to review the ruling. The case began when a District landlord filed suit in 1966 against three tenants seeking to evict them for failing to pay one monh's rent. The tenants admitted they had not paid, but said the conditions of their apartments were below housing code standards. Since the violations occurrd after they had moved in, the Court of General Sessions entered judgment for the landlords. ' Later, however, the Circuit Court, in a decision written by Judge J. Skelly Wright, said landlords are accountable for keeping apartments up and that if they do not, tenants may hold back the rent. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court let stand today, 5-3, a ruling that no photograph of the female anatomy can be held obscene, whatever the pose, so long as sexual activity, is not depicted. Justices Hugo L. Black, William J. Brennan Jr., Byron R. White, Potter Stewart and Thurgood Marshall joined in refusing to review the ruling, issued by the U.S. Circuit Court in Boston last June in a case involving two Boston booksellers. Justice William O. Douglas did not participate. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Justices John M. Harlan and Harry A. Blackmun dissented. They said they would bave reversed the ruling, based on their already recorded views that states should have considerable leeway to move against obscenity without interference by the Supreme Court or federal appeals courts. The booksellers, Joseph Hunt and Joseph Palladino Jr., had served a few days of their three-month jail sentence for selling obscene magazines when their attorneys petitioned the federal court in Boston. The petitions were denied but then the U.S. Circuit Court in a decision written by Chief Judge Bailey Aldrich said "The female anatomy, no matter how posed if no sexual activity is being engaged in, or however lacking in social value, can be held obscene." Aldrich said the ruling was compelled by rulings of the Supreme Court. The case involved allegedly obscene magazines. The state of Massachusetts appealed for a reversal. Its attorneys said Aldrich's opinion was a "clear departure"' from decisions of the Supreme Court and other circuit courts. GOP Picks Priorities, Elects DES MOINES (AP) - Reapportionment, property tax relief and state budgets for the 1971-73 biennium are listed as priorities for the 1971 Iowa legislature by State Sen. Clifton C. Lamborn, R-Maquoketa. Lamborn, 51, was elected Iowa Senate majority leader Sunday over Sen. Lucas J. De- Koster, R-Hull, as Republicans in the legislature caucused to choose their officers for the upcoming session. DeKoster was elected an assistant Senate majority leader along with Sen. Charles F. Balloun of Toledo. Senate Republicans named Vernon H. Kyfhl of Parkersburg as president pro tern to preside in the absence of Republican Lt. Gov. Roger W. Jepsen. Republican lawmakers in the House re-elected Rep. William H. Harbor of Henderson as speaker and Rep. Floyd H. Millen of Farmington as speaker pro tern. Rep. Andrew Varley of Stuart was named House majority leader. Reps. Robert M. Kreamer of Des Moines and Richard F. Drake of Muscatine were elected assistant House majority leaders. The GOP controls the House by a 63-37 margin over the Democrats and holds a 38-12 edge in the Senate. Democrats in the legislature were to caucus here Monday to name their officers for the 1971 session. Lamborn said reapportionment, property tax relief and state budgets would be tihe ma­ jor—though by no means the only—issues before the legislature when it convenes Jan. 11. "There will be others, of course," Lamborn said Sunday night. "But these three must be accomplished before we can even begin to think about adjournment." Lamborn, who as majority leader of the upper chamber is the key man in moving bills through the Senate, has been a critic in the past of Republican Gov. Robert D. Ray. Lamborn, a road contractor, fell out with Ray several times during the last legislative session, with the big division coming over the governor's allocation of $10 million in road funds to other purposes in Ray's 17.9 million "budget adjustment" package. Though Lamborn's election raised some doubts about how successful Ray might be in getting his programs through the Senate next session, the governor indicated Sunday night he is willing to wait and see. "While Senator Lamborn has not supported the administration before," Ray said, "I start with the premise that our leaders are going to support the administration. The people are going to expect the Senate to support our administration, and I will expect it too." Pope Curbs Rights of Cardinals 80, Over; May Retire Himself VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul VI directed today that the right to elect popes and hold Vatican, office be withdrawn from cardinals past 80. The aim was to rejuvenate the Roman Curia—the' central offices of the Roman Catholic Church—and the secret "conclaves" of cardinals, the only men permitted to vote for a Pope. It also immediately rekindled speculation 'about a possible retirement by the Pope himself, who is 73. The Pope's order came in a Motu Proprio—a document by his own hand. It follows by four years a dramatic appeal by the Pope to bishops to voluntarily retire from active office at the age of 75. Since then there has been talk —never commented upon by the Vatican—that the Pope may be thinking of retiring himself. Today's order reinforced this idea. Paul's two immediate predecessors, Pius XII and John XXIII, both died in office above the age of 80. The decree said cardinals 80 and over cannot even attend a conclave to elect a pope. But a cardinal who becomes 80 during a conclave can stay on. Despite the new restrictions, cardinals remain members of the Sacred College and princes of the Church until they die, the Pope said. The decree goes into effect next Jan. 1. It has the effect of expelling from the Roman Curia, the central church administration, and from "other organisms of the Holy See and Vatican City" any cardinal 80 or over. The document did not say anything about cardinals who are in pastoral jobs heading archdioceses. There remains no mandatory retirement age for them, although the Pope in August 1966 asked all bishops and cardinals to voluntarily give up their administrative positions at the age of 75. The document today in the most important papal move since then to rejuvenate the ruling circles of the church. By Jan. 1, 25 of the 127 present cardinals will have reached 80. Sixteen of these are among-the 43 cardinals in the Roman Curia. Of the 25 cardinals who will lose the right to elect the Pope, 11 are Italians, three are French, two Spaniards, two Portuguese, a German, a Scotsman, an Irishman, an Argentine, a Brazilian, a Mexican and an Pope .... See Page 11

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