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Carroll Daily Times Herald VOL. 98—No. 270 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Thursday, November 16,1967—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 50 Cents Per Week Singl* Cop.r Recommendations Go to Hughes; Carroll Area Still Unorganized— Boards Approve $9.3 Million for Area School Construction DES MOINES (AP) - Two state boards locked horns and wrestled more than six hours before approving early Thursday the allocation of $9.5 million for vocational - technical building construction at Iowa's area schools. For a time it appeared the State Board of Public Instruction and the Area Schools Advisory Committee, given joint authority by the 1967 legislature over area school expenditures, would end their meeting hopelessly deadlocked on how to split up the pie. But in hours of hardnosed bargaining, the two groups finally compromised about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, and voted to submit their joint recommendations to Gov. Harold Hughes. The allocations finally worked out take into consideration the building funds received by seven of the 16 areas from a $6 million appropriation by the 1965 legislature, which set up 'the statewide system of area vocational - technical schools and community colleges. They also give weight to population, vocational school enrollment, federal funds received or expected, and the state of progress in building planning in the various areas. The allocations include: Area 1, Calmar, $500,000; Area 2, Mason City, $1 million; Area 3, Esterville, $750,000; Area 5, Fort Dodge, $100,000; Area 6, Marshalltown, $750,000; Area 7, Waterloo, $150,000; Area 9, Davenport, $1.1 million; Area 10, Cedar Rapids, $300,000; Area 11, Des Moines, $1.8 million; Area 12, Sioux City, $1 million; Area 15, Ottumwa, $950,000; and Area 16, Burlington $750,000. In addition, the two groups put $350,000 into what they called a "slush fund" to be allocated later to any area that the two boards decide needs it to complete a building, or to an area not yet organized that may get into operation before the next legislative session. The grants to some of the areas supplemented allocations of building funds voted by the 1965 legislature. The areas and their allotments from 1965 funds are Calmer $250,000; Fort Dodge $750,000; Waterloo $1.1 million; and Cedar Rapids $1 million. The areas receiving no funds this time all received 1965 grants. They and the amount they received in 1965 funds are Area 4, Sheldon, $750,000; Area 13, Council Bluffs, $1.25 million; and Area 14, Creston, $900,000. Area 8 is the Dubuque area, which is not yet organized. Also unorganized are Carroll, Audubon, Crawford and Cherokee counties. The Advisory Committee started out insisting that at least $350,000 be reserved for the unorganized areas, in case they decide to organize soon. The state board rejected this idea, on grounds that it would be at least a year and probably more after a new area is organized before it would be ready to use any building funds. Through most of the prolonged debate, interrupted six times while the two groups caucused separately, the advisory committee balked at allocating all the funds at this meeting. It said it had four new members who needed more background material before they could vote intelligently. The state board, meanwhile, pushed for immediate action, saying a number of districts are ready to proceed with construction and need to know what their allocations will be so that they can let contracts in the first quarter of next year—the most advantageous time for taking bids, the board said. The committee proposed allocating each of the areas $350,000 now, and setting up a sub- committee to decide how the remaining funds should be split up. Nothing doing, said the board. That would delay matters, and there would be no assurance on agreement by the two groups even after the subcommittee made its recommendations. Under the law, a majority of both groups must approve the allocations. Sen. John Kibbie, D-Emmetsburg, an advisory committee member, finally suggested the formula which, with minor modifications, was agreed upon. Planes Blast a Shipyard at Haiphong SAIGON (AP) - U.S. Navy planes bombed a boat construction and repair yard close to the center of Haiphong and only 1.7 .miles from the international docks today for the first time in the Vietnam war. A U.S. spokesman said A4 Skyhawks from the carrier Coral Sea struck at noon at the "Haiphong Shipyard No. 2," only one mile west of the geographical center of the city. Three similar boatyards farther away from the city's center were hit in raids last month. Left untouched were Hai- phong's vital unloading piers and docks where an attack on a Soviet ship might bring Soviet- American relations to a crisis point. The U.S. spokesman said the boatyard hit today was on a small river called the Tram Bac. The yard previously had been on the Pentagon's list of off-limits targets. There was no immediate word on the extent of damage. In the ground war in South Vietnam, Communist forces generally avoided a close combat but made three mortar and gunfire attacks which killed 26 Americans and wounded 53. Red mortars also hit the forward base camp at Dak To for the fifth time in 24 hours, causing little damage, but U.S. officers reported the earlier shelling* at the battleground in the central highlands Wednesday destroyed 1,100 tons of ammunition, 60,000 gallons of aircraft fuel and $5 million worth of planes. The U.S. Command in its weekly summary of casualties announced that the number of Americans killed or wounded last week was almost the same as the week before, the number of: enemy killed dropped more But Not More Troops— Westmoreland Asks Speed in U. S. Buildup WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. William C. Westmoreland reportedly will press for earlier deployment of troops already authorized but won't ask for a bigger U.S. troop commitment hi South Vietnam, sources say. These'same sources predicted Westmoreland's request will be agreed to today when the U.S. commander in South Vietnam meets with President Johnson at the White House. Westmoreland's talks with Johnson continue high-level Vietnam conferences begun Wednesday when, the President met with Ellsworth Bunker, U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam. Joining the President and Bunker at luncheon were Secre- Help Neighbor Harvest Corn— A large group of mpn gathered at the farm of the late Joe Schirck a half mile west of Lidderdale Wednesday to harvest 120 acres of corn. Mr. Schirck died Oct. 15. Among the group were, from left: Virgil Wernimont, Al Ausman, Henry Huegerich, Dennis Huegerich, Larry Schirck, Arnold Golwitzer and Don Stoolman. Other neighbors and friends who helped included Louis Tigges, Leonard Pudenz, Louis Kroeger, Joe Riesselman, John Wernimont, David •Wernimont, Leonard Schirck, Larry Daniel, John Daniel, Kenneth Huegerich, Lynel Onken, Fritz Sporleder, Bill Pietig, Ed Pietig, John Scharfenkamp, Rudy Riese, John Schirck, Norbert Janning, Bud Kennebeck, Clarence Wiskus, William Kanne, William Kanne Jr., Ed Lenz, Loras Stork, Albert Kanne, Tony Kanne, Rudy Drees, Earl Schirck, Paul Danner, Dennis Danner, Wilbur Pluck- hahn, and Bob Lenz. Gasoline used to keep the 14 pickers and other equipment running was furnished by the Farmers Co-op Elevator in Lidderdale, i to wan Commands Newest, Largest Infantry Unit in Viet Vietnam See Page 4 CHU LAI, Vietnam (AP)— Maj. Gen. S. W. Koster, a cigar- chewing lowan, peers down from his command helicopter at the line of army trucks strung out below along Highway 1. "Our convoy discipline is better, but they are still bunching up," he says. He directs the pilot to circle over a truck stuck in the mud of a bypass around a bridge blown by the Late News Off Wire DES MOINES (AP) - Gov. Harold Hughes unleashed a bitter attack on critics of Iowa's new sales and service tax law Thursday and he said he would not call a special session to amend any of it. In a speech to the Iowa Association of School Boards, the Democratic chief executive accused newspapers, legislators, some members of the tax commission and Republican Atty. Gen, Richard Turner of trying to kill the law. Urging school officials to "wake up and fight for what has been won," Huhges said despite having some reservations about parts of the law, "I am deeply convinced that this school-aid revenue program, in its overall structure, is the greatest single reform in tax and school legislation in the history of the state." CALL OFF EXECUTIONS- SAIGON (AP) Nguyen Van Loc prieved three Premier today reconvicted Viet Cong terrorists who were scheduled to die before a firing squad in a Saigon prison at dawn Friday. The Viet Cong's clandestine radio had threatened reprisal saying: "The U.S. aggressors and the Thieu-Ky (government) clique must account for the lives of the three South Viet namese patriots they have de cided to execute tomorrow." REFUSES OATH- NASHVILLE, Tenn. .(AP) — ?red Brooks, 20, controversial Black Power Negro, refused today :to take the oath of allegiance signifying his induction nto the Army. His case was turned over to state and federal officials for action. Refusal to be drafted, under federal law, is punishable on conviction by up to five years in federal prison. The U.S. districi attorney's office, state and loca' draft officials were notified of Brooks' action, but a state Se lective Service spokesman said it will be "several days before we can process the case." ASSAULT CHARGE— MASSENA (AP) ,— Police charged Virgil Schmitt, 28, with assault Wednesday night after he allegedly attacked an elderly couple, Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur Taylor, with an axe. Authorities said Taylor, 75 suffered cuts and bruises an< his 72-year-old wife, Mabel, wa in shock. Both were hospitalize in Atlantic. Schmitt reportedly went to th Taylor home from his own, mile away, and^began the as sault in the presence of a sales man, Milton McCullough. -M Cullough drove Schmitt off. wit a .22 rifle, according to author ities. 7iet Cong, and then heads for ne of his battalion's hilltop ommand posts. This is Roster's morning tour f his TAOR, tactical area of esponsibility, which includes most of Quang Ngai and Quang 'in provinces. It also includes estimated 45,000 main-force and ocal guerrillas and North Vietnamese regulars. Koster, 47, commands the America! Division — the* newest and largest U.S. infantry division in South Vietnam, named for the famed World War 11 outfit. It was formerly reactivated Oct. 26, and Koster received his second star. The division is expected eventually to wind up with three brigades—the 196th and 198th ight infantry brigades, now working around Chu Lai, and probably the llth -light infantry jrigade undergoing training in Hawaii. It is now five brigades—26,000 men — to counter heavy Communist pressure in the two provinces. Three of the brigades are expected to return to their parent division once the Americal has gone through the shakedown period. To Koster, the division's over riding mission is simple: "Find the enemy and beat him. We're going to chase him and keep i up until we catch him." It is not an easy assignmen to find the enemy in the coasta paddies and western mountains Often the advantage lies wit! the hunted instead of the hunt er. Koster has his infantrymen scouring the foothills with bat talion command posts strunf along commanding hilltops. A main supply link to th major posts is Highway 1, an* Army convoys now run the en tire 80-mile length through th two provinces. "The enemy has the capabil y of ambush along 1," Koster ays, "but if he hits he knows ive'll be right on top of him. le's afraid, to expose his forces. We're running 70-80 vehicle cons and the weather has given us more trouble than the Viet long." Facing the Americal Division and allied troops are some 20,000 main-force troops in the 2nd and 3rd Viet Cong-North Vietnamese divisions, plus more than 20,000 local guerrillas. In addition to the U.S. in- iantrymen a brigade of South Korean marines and more than 45,000 Vietnamese soldiers and See Page 4 Koster The Weather IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy, warmer east Thursday night, lows in the 30s. Partly cloudy, little temperature change Friday, highs low 50s northeast to around 60 southwest. Fair and mild Saturday. CARROLL-NORTHWEST Partly cloudy and slightly warmer through Friday. Lows Thursday night upper 20s to lower 30s. Highs Friday in the 50s. Rain chances 5 per cent through Friday. The Weather in Carroll (Dally Temperatures Courtesy of Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 45 Yesterday's low 19 At 7 a.m. today 35 At 10 a.m. today 43 Weather A Year Ago— The mercury rose to a high of 65 degrees a year ago today in Carroll. Low mark for the day was 39 degrees. Bridge Near Coon Rapids to Be Rebuilt A special bridge letting will be held as soon as plans and specifications are drawn to replace a 100-foot steel truss structure on - the county blacktop road between Coon Rapids and Glidden, the county engineer's office said Thursday, The bridge, located about a mile northwest of Coon Rapids, was collapsed in a freak accident last Friday when a bulldozer loaded on a trailer struck one side of the bridge and caused it to collapse. Donald Willey, Glidden, was driving the truck pulling the bulldozer and trailer, owned by Stenstrom Construction Co., Coon Rapids, at the time of the accident. The blade of the bulldozer struck the bridge superstructure as Willey pulled to one side while meeting an oncoming car. The construction company truck made it across the bridge before the collapse, trailer and bulldozer clear the north end heavy tractor fell into the Middle Raccoon river but was extricated and driven back to the road. Willey was taken to the Greene County Hospital in Jefferson where he was treated for bumps and bruises and was released last Saturday. Traffic has been re-routed by detours over county roads pending letting of a contract and construction of a new bridge. A period of months was forseen by the county engineer's office before traffic will be reopened on that stretch of 1;he black top highway. tary of State Dean Rusk, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, Chairman Earle G. Wheeler of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, director Richard Helms of the Central Intelligence Agency and special presidential assistant Walt W. Rostow. After talking with Westmoreland ^oday, Johnson is to meet with Robert Komer, chief of the but did and the not the —NBA Telephoto Winner— Victor in the contest for the Republican nomination for California's vacant llth congressional district seat, attorney and former Marine Paul N. McCloskey defeated Shirley Temple Black by a wide margin. Sato Pleased With Outcome of Talks WASHINGTON (AP)-Japan's Prime Minister Eisaku Sato departed for New York today, pleased with the outcome of his two-day policy talks with President Johnson. Sato received a promise the United States will return the World War II battleground of low Jima, to Japan within a year. Lutherans to Lay Cornerstone of New Church GLIDDEN — Cornerstone laying ceremonies for Peace Lutheran Church at Glidden will be held Sunday, beginning with a 2 p.m. service in the Glidden-Ralston High School and concluding at the church site on Highway 30 across from Nov - 16 . 1967 the REC Building. The Rev. M. J. Ludwig, pastor, will be the liturgist and officiate at the ceremony. The Rev. Harold Kieck of Carroll, counselor of the circuit, will be the guest speaker. Constructed entirely above ground, the building is designed to seat 250 in the nave of the church and will accommodate an additional 50 in the balcony, and even more in the narthex under the balcony and the Fellowship Hall across the narthex. Verdict for Ankenbauer in Wage Suit A damage award totaling $1, 980 was returned by a District Court jury here Wednesdaj night in the trial of a law sui Brought by B e r n a r d Anken bauer against Delores P. Balu koff, administrator of the John J. Balukoff estate. The action was filed in con nection with a claim for wages during the period May 1, 1962 to March 18, 1967 and sough; $4,417.58 in damages. Witnesses for the defense in concluding testimony Wednes day included Louis Balukof and Joe Trecker, both of Ded ham. Jurors received the case from Judge R. K. Brannon, Denison at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday and the verdict was returned by foreman Clifford Eischeid a 9:15 p.m. Jurors included Tom Kuebler, Geraldine Rafferty, Wil liam Pitzer, Helen Moore Frances Davis, Don Haggard Esther Conner, Dorothy Heis terkamp, Alma J. Bennett Francis Zimmerman and Mary Thomas. IOWA TRAFFIC DEATHS By The Associated Press Nov. 16, 1967 :..732 Nov. 16, 1966 80f By the State Safety Departmen 70 Nov. 16, 1966 788 U.S. pacification effort in South 7 ietnam. Bunker reportedly gave Johnon a cautiously optimistic re>ort on American progress in Vietnam and Westmoreland, on lis arrival by plane Wednesday from Saigon, told newsmen: "It s very, very encouraging. I lave never been more encouraged in my four years in Vietnam." Military progress by U.S. and South Vietnamese forces was reportedly behind Westmoreland's request that authorized troop levels be reached more quickly than now scheduled. There now are about 468,000 American fighting men in Vietnam and Johnson earlier this year authorized boosting the total by 57,000 troops to 525,000 by next July 1. But Westmoreland is said to feel that the extra troops should be deployed faster to allow him to keep maximum, military pressure on the enemy, in the belief both the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are reeling from recent defeats. Pentagon officials are said to be in agreement with Westmoreland and tacit White House approval also is reported in advance of his meeting with Johnson. Although a speedup in the authorized troop buildup is likely, sources said, they emphasized Westmoreland is not expected to seek additional troops above the 525,000-man level. Both Bunker and Westmoreland spoke out against any prolonged pause in U.S. bombing of North Vietnam. Bunker told newsmen, after meeting privately for two hours with a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, that he felt it would be "very unfortunate" to suspend the bombing for very long. In line with a long standing administration position, he said a longer pause might be considered if the North Vietnamese indicate interest in peace talks. Conference ... See Page 7 DM. Included in U.S. Model Cities Program NEWS CONFERENCE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson will hold a television-radio news conference at 11 a.m. EST Friday in the East Room of the White House, press secretary George Christian said today. The new church is designed by C. I. Hersom of Laurens, who.also holds the general contract. It is b a s i c a 11 y three wings. The largest and most impressive will be the east wing, with the chancel on the east wall, backed by a sacristy. Principal entrance to the building is on the south side leading into the narthex. The nave is east of the narthex and the fellowship hall on the west. Off Fellowship Hall to the south are a kitchen for serving congregational and community dinners and a storage room for chairs and tables. The Fellowship Hall will seat Church ... See Page 7 WASHINGTON (AP) — The office of Sen. Daniel X. Inouye, D—Hawaii, announced today a list of cities which, he was informed, will share in the new model cities program for improving blighted neighborhoods. The list included: Huntsville, Ala.; Texarkana, Ark.; Fresno and Oakland, Calif.; Denver and Trinidad, Colo.; Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven, Conn;; Washington, D.C., Dade County, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Gainesville, Ga.; Honolulu, Hawaii, Chicago; St. Louis; Gary, Ind.; Des Moines, Iowa; Pikeville, Ky. Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, and Springfield, Mass.; Detroit, and Highland Park, Mich.; Duluth and Minneapolis, Minn.; Kansas City, Mo.; Manchester, N.H. Hoboken, Newark and Trenton, N.J.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Buffalo, Central and East Harlem, South Bronx, Central Brooklyn, Poughkeepsie and Rochester, New York. Charlotte, 'N.C.; Columbus, Dayton and Toledo, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla., Portland, Ore.; Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading-Burke County, and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. San Juan, Puerto Rico; Providence, R.I.; Nashville, Davidson County and Smithville-DeKalb County, Tenn.; Eagle Pass, San Antonio, Texarkana, and Vt.; Wash. Waco, Texas; Winooski, Norfolk, Va.; Seattle, The chosen cities will share in the $312 million approved by Congress for initial planning costs. The program will concentrate on a single blighted neighborhood of each city. Final selections were pared from an original list of 293 cities that applied.