Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 21, 1967 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 21, 1967
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Carroll Daily Times era VOL. 98—No. 274 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Tuesday, November 21, 1967 —Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Kvenlnj; for 50 Cents Per Week 10c Slngl* Cop.y 18 Survivors; Federal Probe Started— 64 Killed as Jet Crashes on Cincinnati Airport Approach CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) -*- A team of federal investigators went to work today trying to determine why a TWA jet passenger plane crashed while approaching the Greater Cincinnati Airport Monday night, apparently killing 64 of 82 persons aboard. "We counted up all our passengers again, and now find there were 75 passengers and seven crew members," said TWA District Manager A. B. Krueger. "There are 18 survivors. "That leaves 64 persons not accounted for. I don't want to say they are all dead, but I don't have much hope for finding any more survivors," Krueger added. Six of the survivors were reported in serious or critical con- dition in various area hospitals. Most of the injured were rushed to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Ky. Two-thirds of the nurses at the hospital resigned last week in a dispute with the management—but most of them reported back to work Monday night to care for the injured. The debris-strewn crash scene is in an orchard about 1.5 miles north of the airport and not far from the spot where an American Airlines passenger plane crashed in 1965, killing 58 of 62 persons aboard. Greater Cincinnati Airport is built south of the edge of a plateau above the Ohio River. The American Airlines plane smashed against the hillside 50 feet below the edge of the plateau. The TWA plane that crashed Monday night came More Crises May Follow Devaluation By JOHN CUNNIFF (AP Business Analyst) NEW YORK (AP - The "All is well" statements of American financial and government officials following the devaluation of the British pound are necessary but strictly for show. The trouble is serious; more crises may be ahead. Immediately following the 14.3 per cent devaluation, in fact, the suspicions began to develop that this was not enough and that six to nine months from now a larger devaluation may be needed. If such a second crisis does develop 4 it will not be assimi- ated as easily as the first. The British knew that a minor devaluation was acceptable to much of the world; a larger one would cause other nations to devalue in self defense. This frightening picture is not extreme. It could very well occur if Britain is not successful in proving to the world that her pound will buy just as much as 2.4 dollars or 12 French francs or 9.6 German marks. If the pound fails again, the pressure on the dollar to prove its relative value would be extreme. This country now guarantees that value by permitting foreign governments to redeem their dollars in gold. However, these foreigners now have claims on more gold than we possess. We, too, have been running up big bills over- Devaluation . . SelPage9 —NEA Radio-Telephoto Viet Cong Road— Not much of a highway, but the corduroy road of tree trunks located near the South Vietnam border by UPI correspondent Ray F. Herndon on a visit to Cambodia plays a vital role in Viet Cong strategy. Discovery of the road, capable of moving heavy supplies into Vietnam, and a deserted guerrilla camp undercut Cambodia's denials that its territory served as a Viet Cong sanctuary. Temporary Freeze to Delay Urban Renewal Amount of 'Windfall' is Issue in Row By HARRISON WEBER (Iowa Daily Press Assn. Writer) DES MOINES — How much "windfall" revenue did the state realize when it adopted a withholding system for income tax and started collecting the sales tax monthly instead of quarterly? That is the real question in the scrap between State Auli- tor Lloyd Smith and the state tax commission and other state officials. The squabble started innocently enough when Smith issued an audit, at the request of a legislator, on tax collections. The audit compared collections for the first nine months of 1967 against the same months in 1966. down a few hundred yards past the edge, in plain sight of the runway lights. The airport is on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River and 1 about 15 miles southwest of downtown Cincinnati. Members of the National Transport Safety Board team arrived during the night. Several of them visited the crash site in the dark, but one of them, Oscar Laurel, said nothing significant was found. He said the team would be fully organized today. Woodrow McKay, chief tower controller at the airport, said "a Walk Alone," accompanied by pretty good fire broke out" after the plane hit. More than a score of persons were waiting inside the airport restaurant for the arrival of friends and relatives. Mrs. Maude Cuneo of Hebron, Ky., said she saw a "great ball of fire," that it looked to her I as though the plane had "exploded in the air." The airplane was Trans World Air lines Convair 880 Flight 128 bound from Los Angeles to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Boston. It was about two hours late, TWA said, because a faulty door of another plane caused passengers to be shifted in Los Angeles to the one that crashed. Dense smoke hung over the area and debris covered the ground at the scene of the crash. Light snow fell sporadi- Yule Decorations Go Up— —Staff Photo Iowa Public Service crews were busy Monday putting Christmas decorations in place in downtown Carroll. Orville Reiman finishes securing one of the nine angels which will ring the court- house square to greet holiday shoppers. Other IPS employees in the picture are Bob Landon, standing on the truck, and Lynn Tev.epaugh. Reorganisation to Cost Iowa Guard 200 Men, Nine Units Truck Lift Kills Youth LENOX (AP) Swartz, 22, was — Edward crushed to death while working on the farm of his father, Eugene Swartz, about four miles northeast of here. Swartz was unloading corn when he became caught in the hydraulic lift of a truck. The elder Swartz found the body when his son failed to return to the house. Local Urban Renewal officials in Carroll have been informed that the federal government has adopted a temporary freeze on the signing of all loan and capital grant contracts. The announcement was received from the regional office of the Department of. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Chicago. Carroll's loan and capital grant contract for a c e n t r a 1 business district urban renewal project was submitted to the federal agency Nov. 2. It is presently in Chicago' awaiting signatures. Carroll officials received assurance Monday that the freeze is only temporary, E. C. Pudenz, local urban renewal administrator, reported. HUD officials notified the local agency by telegram Sept. 21 that the $1,817,454 loan and $1,559,109 capital grant allocation has been approved for the Carroll project. An official letter confirming the telegram and approved budget was received here Oct. 12. Any acquisition of property Soviets Developing Amphibious Force WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon sources say the Soviet Union apparently is building a second helicopter carrier and suggest the Soviets may be bent on am- developing a significant phibious warfare force. The sources interpreted the development as a sign the Soviets may be belatedly taking a leaf out of the American book and building a force that could intervene with Marine- like troops in overseas crises. The construction of the new vessel reportedly is in its early stages, but Pentagon experts said it appears to be a helicopter carrier like the first such Soviet ship whose existence was disclosed publicly only about a month ago. The first helicopter carrier, about 600 feet long and less than 30,000 tons, is being outfitted near Odessa in the Black Sea the sources said.\ The seconc carrier is being built in the same place. The rise of Soviet interest in amphibious warfare has been a matter of concern for the United States and for its North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners. Since the Arab-Israeli war last June, the Soviets have maintained a fleet of more than 45 warships and supporting vessels in the Mediterranean. Five of these ships are amphibious types. Coupled with this is the evi dent attention the Soviets are giving to their "naval infantry," roughly a counterpart of the Sea Force ... See Page 11 within the project area will be delayed until the signed loan and capital grant contract has been received by the local public agency, Mr. Pudenz said. The Carroll City Council has een designated as the Local 'ublic Agency for handling the iroject. The second acquisition ap- jraisals are being completed at he present time with the exception of the properties looted on the north side of Fifth itreet between Main and Adams Streets, according to Mr. Pudenz. Appraisal of these jroperties, which are scheduled for acquisition, will be completed at a later date, thereby making the appraisals more current at the time of acquisition, the official stated. Architects to Explain Plans for New Hospital A representative of Henningsen, Durham and Richardson Architects from Omaha will be present at a general meeting and dinner of St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary at 6:30 p.m. Monday to explain plans for the new St. Anthony Hospital. All persons interested in the hospital and the auxiliary are invited to attend the potluck event, which will be in the nurses' gym of the Antonian School of Practical Nursing. The event also will be the auxiliary's Christmas party, with music and Christmas songs provided by the Kuemper music department. New members of the Auxiliary will be introduced and service pins earned during the last year will Since the withholding system on income tax went into effect on Jan. 1, 1966, this comparison drew criticism by some state officials who claimed the windfall from the income tax and the monthly collection of the sales tax should be noted. In reply, Smith said the audit issued by his office was "a compilation of figures gleaned from the monthly comparison report of net deposits prepared by the accounts and finance division of the state tax commission ... "Since the tax commission did not deem it advisable to give an explanation of the differences in collections and deposits on their monthly reports, the auditor's office did not deem it their prerogative to pre-empt the tax commission's authority to offer such explanations." Richard Sydnes, head of the state audit division in the state auditor's office, said he has requested the tax commission to provide the a u d i t o r's office with estimates on the windfall realized from both the income tax and sales tax. So far, he added, the commission has not provided the auditor's office with this informa- cally as ambulances hauled bodies away from the orchard. Floodlights illuminated the DES MOINES (AP) - Iowa will lose 200 men and nine company-size units under a reorganization of the Army National Guard announced by Gov. Harold Hughes Tuesday. The authorized strength of the guard will be reduced to 8,053 as a result of the reorganization, ordered as far area. Among the first at the scene was Capt. Paul Dickmann, com-. mander of the Hebron, Ky., life squad. "We were running across the Crash .... See Page 9 Weber See Page 9 The Weather !OWA FORECAST Partly cloudy west mostly cloudy east Tuesday night with occasional snow northeast and e'ast. Wednesday fair west partly cloudy cloudy east, Lows Tuesday night 20 to 25. Highs Wednesday 30s northeast to 40s southwest. CARROLL-NORTHWEST Cloudy Tuesday night. Snow flurries ending with lows in lower 20s. Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday with highs in middle 30s. Chances of precipitation 20 per cent Tuesday night, 5 per cent Wednesday. Joint Service Nov. 23 for 2 Churches Union Thanksgiving Day services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, with the offering going to the Iowa Council of Churches, which encompasses most Protestant churches in its membership. The Rev. D. Merle Hill, minister of First Methodist Church, will deliver the message on the subject, "Thanksgiving." The Rev. Allan M. Peterson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will lead the worship service. Marcia Broich will be offertory soloist, "You Will Never Thanksgiving . See Page 9 Helicopters Remove Last o f Wounded SAIGON (AP) - While U.S. planes and artillery pounded dug-in North Vietnamese gunners, helicopter crews removed oday the last of 140 American >aratroopers wounded since Sunday in bitter fighting on the lopes of Hill 875. Associated Press correspond ent Peter Arnett reported one of the most brutal fights of the war under way as men of the 173rd Airborne Brigade attempted to take the remaining enemy bunkers on the hill in the central highlands 14 miles southwest of Dak To. Short of food and water, the paratroopers battled stiff enemy fire as they continued their push to the summit. They used flame-throwers against the enemy's intricate bunker system. ' U.S. jets pounded the entire area, attempting to keep to a schedule of one strike every 15 minutes. U. S. artillery gunneri filled in the gaps. Maj. Gen. William R. Peers said he- felt the paratroopers would be on the summit of the be presented. On the planning committee The Weather in Carroll are Mrs. Marvin Sernett, Mrs. Robert S. Bruner, Mrs. Joe Gronstal, Mrs. Vincent Koenig and Mrs. A. G. Rampelberg. IOWA TRAFFIC DEATHS By The Associated Press Nov. 21,1967 753 (Dally Temperatures Courtesy of Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 46 Yesterday's low 31 20 At 7 a.m. today At 10 a.m. today 42 Weather A Year Age- High temperature a year ago today in Carroll was 54; the Nov. 21,1966 8191 low, 28 degrees. Lanesboro Phone Issue Carries., 29-3 LANESBORO — A special franchise election for a telephone system in Lanesboro carried by a 90 per cent majority, 29 to 3, here Monday. A 25-year franchise was granted to Hawkeye State Telephone Company as 32 voters went to the polls in the special election. The Hawkeye firm will take over the former municipally owned telephone system. Plans call for conversion to a dial system within the next year, Paul Zimbeck, city clerk said. Under the terms of the fran chise, the Hawkeye Telephone Co. is granted the privilege o. using the streets, alleys, bridges and public places in Lanesboro for the purpose of erecting maintaining and operation a communications system in ac cordances with town ordinances Helicopter See Page 4 back as 1964 by Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara. "This is a reasonable realignment that will enable us to meet our emergency capabilities with- .n the state as well as our capa- jilities in case of national disaster," said Gov. Hughes. The changes, effective Jan. 1, call for eliminating the 34th Command Headquarters at Des Moines, the 34th Artillery Group Headquarters at Boone, the 234th Transportation Group Headquarters at Fort Dodge armored battalions at Knoxville and Burlington, infantry battalions at Atlantic and Dubuque and an artillery battalion at Boone. To partially offset the losses an infantry brigade will be established at Boone and an emergency operations headquarters and military police battalion will be set up at Des Moines The 500-man police battalion will replace a 116-man company at Des Moines. Adj. Gen. Junior F. Miller said the reorganization was needed to "better equip the National Guard to meet war, contingency plans." He said no community woulc lose guard manpower completely and that the reduction in au thorized strength would be accomplished through attrition over a maximum of three years "We lose some of our major commands," Miller said, "bu we will have a higher manning level for the units that are left.' State officials balked a original Pentagon reorganiza tion proposals for Iowa and Miller said negotiations result ed in the state gaining the emergency operations headquar ters since McNamara's 1964 decree. Miller said the original proposals, did not provide the state with sufficient command and roop support personnel. Under the reorganization, Vlaj. Gen. Frank P. Williams of Waterloo will serve as troop commander, Col. James A. Flanagan of Cedar Rapids will be chief of staff and Brig. Gen. Guard See Page 9 Spraying for Elm Blight Under Way Aerial spraying for control of Dutch Elm tree disease got underway shortly before noon here Tuesday, city officials reported. The spraying is being done by Mid-America Helicopter Services, Inc., Lincoln, Neb., at an estimated cost of $3,600. First applications of the chemical were south of the railroad tracks. The business district and residential area north of the railroad tracks was scheduled for spraying Wednesday, weather permitting. Car owners were asked to make an effort to get automobiles under cover during the actual spraying opera* tion. However, immediate application of hot water to tho car's surface will remove any residue from the chemicals used in the spraying, Leo R. Clark, city works administrator, said. The police department was cooperating by alerting residents of the imminence of helicopter spraying in the immediate vicinity. Late News Off AP Wire WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon today ordered the induction of 34,000 men into the Army in January, the highest draft call in 14 months. The main reason for the high call, the Pentagon said, is that "the Army is now replacing the relatively large number of draftees originally inducted about two years ago when it was in its initial strength buildup" for the Vietnam war. NEW PHASE- WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. William C. Westmoreland declared today the United States is about to enter a new phase of the Vietnam war in which "the end begins to come into view." Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, predicted no target date for the end of the conflict, but he said already "the enemy's hopes are bankrupt." His remarks came in a speech prepared for a National Press Club luncheon here. MAY GET PLANE — DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Harold Hughes may get his new airplane after all. A plan to purchase a new state plane through the military department was laid before the executive council Tuesday by Adj. Gen. Junior F. Miller. Miller said he has been advised by Atty. Gen. Richard Turner that the airplane can be purchased through the military department without executive council approval. And he said he probably can buy it cheaper that way. WILSON SPEAKS- LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Harold Wilson said today As Wilson spoke in the House of Commons, the pound opened strongly on London's financial markets, up nearly two cents over the new official rate of $2.40. The stock market fell. Wilson rejected association with the six-nation Common Market as proposed by President Charles de Gaulle -of France and said his government insisted on full-member status. STAR BILLING— WASHINGTON (AP) sleek Soviet jet liner has star billing at Dulles International Airport as it undergoes a series of tests aimed at clearing the way for nonstop Moscow to New York air service. The Aeroflot IL62 touched down at Dulles Monday night devaluation of the pound would and in the floodlit, televised con- strengthen the British economy to meet the rigors of membership in the European Common Market. fusion, four newsmen got a sneak preview of the inside of the craft from six pretty Soviet stewardesses.

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