Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 1, 1967 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 1, 1967
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Carroll Daily Times Herald VOL. 98—No. 257 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll^owa, 51401, Wednesday, November 1,1967—Fourteen Pages Evening foi 50 Cents Per Week TO* Copy Seek Propaganda Victory Despite Heavy Losses— Reds Attack Key Town for 4th Day SAIGON (AP) - Viet Cong mortarmen carried the attack on the Vietnamese district headquarters >at Loc Ninh into the fourth day today but left the National Day parade in Saigon alone. The 200-round barrage fired at on* of the American battalions defending Loc Ninh wounded only one man. A total of 365 Communists have been reported killed in at- tempts this week to overrun the town 72 miles north of Saigon, apparently for a propaganda victory to take some bloom off the inauguration of President Nguyen Van Thieu. Allied casualties at Loc Ninh so far were reported to be seven Americans and 18 South Vietnamese killed, and 21 Americans and 64 South Vietnamese wounded. B52 bombers dropped 300,000 pounds of explosives to- day on suspected Communist camps and supply areas. Ground fighting was generally light across the country, but troops of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division reported killing 22 Viet Cong in a fierce eight-hour fight Tuesday only 19 miles north of Saigon. Six Americans were reported killed and 11 Bounded. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey meanwhile inspected the demilitarized zone from a C118 transport that lumbered over the U.S. Marines' war- scarred battlefront at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Hours before Humphrey's plane droned over the DMZ, Marine fighter- bombers attacked a suspected surface-to-air missile site just north of the zone, but Humphrey's plane was 1,500 feet below effective SAM range. Humphrey also visited U.S. units at Da Nang and Chu Lai. The U.S. Command disclosed that 30 to 40 Viet Cong attacked an Army helicopter compound at Chu Lai Tuesday night to plant explosive charges, but the command said the attack apparently had no connection with the vice president's, visit. Ten Americans were reported wounded and damage to aircraft and equipment was reported light. There was no report of enemy casualties. U.S. Marine jets also.attacked North Vietnamese artillery posi- N.W. Bell Cuts Rates on Toll Calls New rates that will result in savings for telephone subscribers were announced Wednesday be Wayne Weeks, manager of the Carroll Northwestern Bell Telephone exchange. Iowa telephone users will save an estimated $1 million a year in long distance bills under the new rates in effect Wednesday, Mr. Weeks said. The changes affect only calls to other states. There is no change in the rates for calls between Iowa points. The changes involve reductions in the rates for most calls beyond 468 miles, extending the hours in which lower rates apply and a new economy rate for customer dialed calls between midnight and 7 a.m. The new tariffs also include increases of 5 cents for some interstate calls over distances up to 24 miles. Under the new schedule interstate evening rates begin at 5 p.m. instead of 6. Reduced night rates, which began as "after 9" in 1963 and became "after 8" two years later will become "after 7" and will apply all day Saturday as well as Sunday and on the five national holidays — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, July 4th and Labor Day. The three- minute rate for the "Family Time Special" now is 85 cents or less from any place in Iowa. The new economy "after midnight" rate applies only to customer dialed calls in cities where Direct dialing is avail- ble. In other cities it applies to \ station calls placed with the operator as well. The new rate changes make the 22nd major reduction since coast-to-coast service began in 1915. Then a 3-minute call between New York and San Francisco cost $20.70. The new "after midnight" rate is 75 cents. The maximum "after midnight" rate from any point in Iowa is 65 cents. Other Iowa reductions are in the 5-15 cent range. Seize 4 in Bank Holdup and Slaying LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Two men wanted in a suburban Chicago bank robbery in which two policemen were slain were seized Tuesday night at a lake cottage used by one of them as a hideout 11 years ago. A posse of federal, state and county police officers, acting on a tip, went to the cabin and arrested Clifton 0. Daniels, 29, Wilmington, III., and Henry M. Gargano, 35. Gargano was found in bed, seriously wounded and "too weak to move." For Moon-Landing Drills— How do you practice for moon landings? One answer may be this Lunar Landing Training Vehicle, built as a wingless, free flying simulator of the module that may ferry spacemen from an orbiting space capsule to the lunar surface. A 4,200 pound thrust turbofan engine lifts five-sixth of the ve- hicle's weight for training purposes, and the remaining one-sixth gravity is comparable to gravity on the moon. Astronauts seated in the cockpit at left, therefore, can maneuver in a moonlike situation by controlling two small rocket engines. Check to See Whether Pipeline Would Be Safe by Confession Youth is Repudiated DES MOINES (AP)—Authorities say they may file a perjury charge against a Des Moines youth who first confessed to a robbery charge to clear a friend, and then repudiated the confession. Officials said Tuesday the confession by Rubben Jones, 19, was arranged between him and William Newton, 23, of Des Moines, through notes passed between the two by a girl friend visiting them at the jail where both were held. On the basis of Jones' confession, Newton was acquitted of the $175 holdup of a service station. Prosecutor Vincent Hanrahan said Newton can't be charged again. He said, however that conviction of perjury charges could lead to a 10-year prison term. Jones' confession came as a surprise during Newton's trial last week. The two had been roommates. DES MOINES (AP) — The' Iowa Commerce Commission is trying, officially, to determine whether a proposed pipeline to carry liquid fertilizer from Texas to Iowa would be safe. For the record, the commission isn't officially concerned with the pipeline's effect on the Iowa economy. But that is an underlying issue in the case all the same. Mid-America Pipeline Co. of Tulsa, Okla., proposes to lay a six-inch pipeline to transport anhydrous ammonia from Borger, Tex., to 15 northern and northwestern Iowa counties—-a distance of 850 miles. Attorneys for six railroads raised the safety issue in hearings recently concluded by the commission, contending underground water supplies well could be contaminated if the line should spring a leak. They made no bones about their economic concern over the pipeline. The railroads now haul anhydrous ammonia in tank cars. Plants manufacturing the son, Fort Dodge, Creston, Clinon, Muscatine and Sioux City— also view the proposed pipeline with something less than en 7 husiasm. The largest, Terra Chemical International, Inc., of Sioux !ity, can produce 600 tons a widely used chemical fertilizer in six Iowa cities—Fort Madi St. Ambrose College to Cite Galetich Lou Galetich, dean of boys at Kuemper High School and a Democratic party leader, is one of five graduates of St. Ambrose College, Davenport, who will receive service citations during a homecoming banquet Saturday in the college gymnasium. A political science major before graduation in 1952 from St. Ambrose, he is presently a candidate for councilman in the fourth ward, a member of the state judicial nominating commission, a member of the State Galetich ... See Page 4 The Weather IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy Wednesday night with rain or drizzle in extreme east. Lows 38 to 42. For Thursday partly cloudy and colder with high temperatures 50 to 55. Friday partly cloudy and cool. CARROLL-NORTHWEST Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night and Thursday. Lows Wednesday night in the lower to middle 20s. Highs for Thursday in the upper 40s. Precipitation probabilities 10 cent through Thursday. per FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures for the five-day period through Monday should average four to eight degrees below normal. It is expected to be cool throughout the perioc with only minor day-to-day changes. Highs normally range from the low 50s in the north to the upper 50s in the south. Normal lows are near 30 in the north to the upper 30s in the south. Precipitation should average between three-quarters of an inch and one inch, occurring during the first half of the period. The Weather in Carroll (Daily Temperatures Courtesy of Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 55 Yesterday's low , 27 Ait 7 a.m. today ,. 42 At 10 a.m. today 43 Precipitation (24 hours prior to 7 a.m.) Trace of rain Weather A Year Ago- Highest temperature in Carroll a year ago today was 32 degrees. The mercury dropped to 11 degrees for the day's low mark. day, its president, William Dible, said. This is well below the estimated capacity of the pipeline. William Randolph, an Iowa Commerce Commission engineer, said the line's nominal design capacity is 750 tons a day. Mid-America, announcing the project last August, said it could transport 1,000 tons per day. But both Dible and Randolph said this capacity could be greatly increased simply by adding more horsepower to pumps along the line, or increasing the number of pumping points. Even though the line could deliver more anhydrous ammonia than Terra Chemical's plant can produce, Dible did not view, it as likely to kill off the industry in Iowa. But he said existing Iowa plants already produce more anhydrous ammonia than can be sold in Iowa, and it is impractical to ship more in. Further, Dible said, it costs less to pipe natural gas from the South to Iowa, and make anhydrous ammonia here, than it costs to make the product in the South and ship it here. Raw materials for making anhydrous ammonia are natural gas, steam and air, Dible explained. "Our position is that you can make it from Iowa ah* just as well as you can make it from Two women in the cabin at Fox Lake 12 miles southeast of this northern Indiana city also were arrested. Police identified them as Mary F. Cook, 30, and Annette Gargano Leonardo, 29, both of Lemont, HI. Daniels and Gargano were charged in the $83,783 holdup Friday of a Northlake, 111., bank. The FBI said most of the loot was recovered in the cottage. A gun battle at the bank between police and the three masked robbers killed officers John J. Nagle Jr., 31, and Anthony P. Perri, 41. Two other policemen were wounded along with Ronald D. Raine, 35, one of the robbers who was charged with two counts of murder. About 17 officers went to the lake cottage. Most summer cottages at the resort were vacant. FBI agent Harold A. Berger of South Bend, who led the raid, said the cabin was owned by Gargano's grandfather and that Gargano "used it as a hideout in 1956 after a bank robbery in Francesville, Ind." Berger said lights were seen nside. Using a bullhorn, he or- ered the occupants to come out with their hands up. The two women came out first and relat- d that Gargano was wounded. tions in and above the DMZ and ranged up to Hanoi to plaster the Canal des Rapides highway bridge five miles northeast of the Communist capital's center. It was the eighth straight day of U.S. air raids on Hanoi. Hanoi Radio claimed U.S. air attacks on the capital in the "past few days" have killed or wounded more than 200 civilians and burned or destroyed more than 150 houses. Although the Viet Cong fired four mortar shells into the grounds of the government palace in Saigon Tuesday night during an inaugural reception given by President Thieu, the regime's mammoth National Day parade through the heart of Saigon today went off without a hitch. Last year the Viet Cong shelled the parade from outside the city, killed eight persons and wounded 45. The parade today, which concluded the inauguration program, showed off airborne, artillery and mobile units, new weapons and two companies of uniformed armed forces girls who marched jauntily past the reviewing stand on high heels. Shortly before Humphrey left for Malaysia, retired Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin, an outspoken critic of the Johnson administration's policy, arrived in Saigon for a five-day fact-finding visit. —U. of Iowa Photo Gehling Honored— Award winners at an Air Force ROTC ceremony at the University of Iowa include Gerald Gehling of Carroll (left) and Steve Morain of Jefferson. Hunter Rouse (right), dean of the U. of I. College of Engineering, presented the awards. Gehling received a Military Scholastic Award for earning an "A" in aerospace studies during the 1967 spring semester. Morain was awarded a Distinguished Air Force ROTC Cadet Award. Economic Boom Nears a Record / Pipeline See Page 4 Luchtel New Ward Manager Bob Luchtel has accepted position as the new manager of the Montgomery Ward Catalog store in Carroll. Mr. Luchtel, a resident o Carroll for 10 years, formerlj lived at Breda where he re received his education. For tin past eight years he has been c local area dealer for the Fulle Brush Co. He is married and the fathe of five children. The famil lives at 1852 Benjamin. Daniels truoted. backed out as in- Community Fund Elects Dr. Robert Q. Christensen >vas elected president of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce o mm unity Fund Tuesday night. He succeeds Max H. Reed. Also elected were William Kurth, vice president, and Robert W o o d h o u s e, treasurer. harles E. Knoblauch was renamed secretary. Reelected as directors were Fred Witt, A.P.W. Thielking, Harry Rose, Robert S. Bruner, and Joe Dalhoff. The organization has proposed to the Chamber of Commerce directors that the campaigns simultaneously. The directors expect to take up the proposal at a meeting early this month. Various welfare agencies share in the funds collected. 7 'Hippies 9 Arrested at Oelwein OELWEIN (AP) — Seven bearded Californians, described as hippies, were arrested Tuesday at a police roadblock and charged with carrying concealed weapons. Officers said the seven, each sporting long hair, carried sawed-off shotguns, pistols, knives and an assortment of other weapons in their car. Police were tipped off by a suspicious service station attendant at Sumner who said the men tried to sell him a wire wheel. Iowa Highway Patrolman Henry Blomme responded to the call and spotted the car with California plates heading toward Oelwein. He asked for assistance and Oelwein police and other highway patrolmen set up a roadblock. The men were taken into custody and held under $1,500 bond each for preliminary hearing Thursday. Those arrested include Henry E. Ford, 24; Larry Oblinger, 23; Thomas Kilpatrick, no age given, and John E. Morrison, 23, all of Torrence, Calif., David Meyer, 23, Orange, Calif., Ronald R. Overson, 24, Gardenia, Calif., and James F. Weger, 24, Thermal, Calif. WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economic expansion moved today into its 81st month- longest in history if it lasts through November—and the government's top economist says chances of keeping it alive indefinitely are "greatly improved." But his optomism, added Chairman Gardner Ackley of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, hinges in large part on the future of President Johnson's proposed 10 per cent income tax surcharge. Ackley said the nation now has the knowledge and tools "which greatly improve our chances of sustaining a healthy expansion for an indefinite period." But he warned that Americans must be willing to^ use such tools, and said at" this time that means approval of President Johnson's proposed 10 per cent income tax surcharge and cuts in nonessential spending. "We have learned well enough how to stimulate the economy when it is threatened by slack,' Ackley said in a Statement Tuesday. ".We also must show that we have the self-discipline to . apply necessary restrain when the economy is threatenec by overheating." As of Tuesday, the economy completed 80 months of expan sion—matching the length of th boom that accompanied Worl< War II. The current boom began in February 1961, the month afte the late President John F. Ken nedy was inaugurated. But i hasn't coasted along without ar occasional push. Three' ta cuts coaxed it forward at crit cal periods and now the admin stration wants a tax increase, aying it's needed to stem infla- ion. But the tax hike proposal ap- )arently has little chance of winning approval in this session of Congress. Chairman Wilbur }. Mills, D-Ark., of the House Ways and Means Committee aas thus far refused even to take up the measure unless Johnson offers long-range spending cuts. The current boom follows three recessions which followed the Korean War. Birmingham Voters Elect a Republican, BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham voters have elected a Republican mayor in a legally nonpartisan race. No party labels were allowed on the ballot Tuesday but a breakdown of vote totals showed 54-year-old George Seibels scored heavily in traditional upper income, white collar areas where Republicans have their greatest strength in Birmingham. ;„"; The councilman outdrew his Democratic opponent, George Young, 27,709 votes to 25,338 in a race which drew less than half of Birmingham's 122,000 voters out into a steady autumn drizzle. Young received the bulk of the Negro vote and more or less split the blue collar support with Seibels. He had the support.',of the Birmingham labor council and at least one Negro political group. ;; Chamber and fund be conducted Late News Off AP Wire COLLEGE MELEE COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A noisy farewell to a popular tavern erupted into a wild, window- smashing melee and an abortive panty raid at the edge of the University of Missouri campus Tuesday night. City and campus police were joined by 35 to 40 sheriff deputies and 23 highway patrolmen as approximately 1,200 students from several area colleges started throwing rocks, bottles, apples and oranges. DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Harold Hughes said Wednesday he is more concerned about "long faces on adults than long hair on kids." In a speech for an Iowa Intergovernmental Commission meeting dealing with "Our Troubled Teens," Hughes blamed most of the trouble on adults. He cited "the communications gap that exists between adults who can sometimes be very childish and young people who are often surprisingly mature," saying it "has reached its highest point, at least in the present century." One reason for this, he said, is "the disillusionment of young people ..with a society that is far short of the idealistic environment it has been cracked up to be. We have fed our young people a saccharine folkore thai doesn't square with the realities of the world." READY FOR PULL-OUT— WASHINGTON (AP) - Walter Reuther appears to be liquidating major financial interests in the AFL-CIO in preparation for pulling his 1.5 million- member United Auto Workers out of the labor federation, informed sources say. The AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Department, Reuther's last remaining power base within the federation, is rapidly and deliberately spending itself out of money, it was reported. FIRES SUBSIDING—. ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — An encouraging weather forecast heartened crews today trying to surround brush and timber fires that have burned 140,000 acres in Southern California. Four deaths are attributed to the fires. Structural damage has exceeded $4 million. Rising humidity and an influx of cool, marine air were expected to aid hundreds of weary firefighters. REJECT MEAT BID- WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has rejected a bid to turn federal inspectors loose in virtually every major U.S. meat processing plant. The administration-backed proposal was defeated 140 to 98 Tuesday shortly before the House voted nearly unanimously for a bill aimed at strengthening nationwide meat inspection practices. Rep. Neal Smith, D-Iowa, a sponsor of the defeated proposal, said he was optimistic about its future in the Senate. Smith, who wants many plants that sell their products entirely within a single state to measure up to the standards of those in interstate commerce, said several senators have indicated they'll back a tougher law.

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