Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 22, 1967 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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Carroll Daily Times Heral VOL. 98—No. 275 Return Postag* Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Wednesday, November 22,1967—Twelve Pages Larger Benefits, Higher Taxes— Delivered by rj/irrior Boy Each Kvcnlng for 50 Cents- Per Week Sln<?1 * Cop.v Senate Passes Social Security Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate passed today a massive Social Security bill carrying 15 to 59 per cent increases for present beneficiaries and larger boosts for persons retiring in the future. The roll-call vote was 78 to 6. The dissenters were Sens. Wallace F. Bennett, R-Utah; Carl T. Curtis, R- Neb.; Spessard L. Holland, D-Fla.; John Stennis, D-Miss.; Strom Thur- mond, R-S.C.; and John J. Williams, R-Del. The measure, which would make the biggest cash benefit and payroll tax increases in the 32-year-old history of the Social Security system, was sent to conference with the House. The conference is expected to be a tough one, with major differences to be resolved over thet cash benefit and tax provisions and over new restrictions on public welfare programs. Sen. Russell B. Long, D- La., called the final Senate product a landmark bill in the history of Social Security. One of its most important results, he said, will be to move out of poverty more than two million elderly people. This would be accomplished chiefly through a new $70-a-month minimum payment coupled with higher checks for all persons now getting slightly more than the present $44 minimum. The benefit and tax levels in the Senate bill are largely those recommended by the administration. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., of the House Ways and Means Committee resisted those in the seven months the bill was before his panel earlier this year. He is expected at least to insist on a compromise in the conference. In addition, Mills and his committee wrote into the measure tight new welfare restrictions designed to cut down on the soaring growth of the aid to family with dependent children program. The Senate softened these con- Liver Transplants Offer Hope to Many By BURL OSBORNE (Associated Press Staff Writer) DENVER, Colo. (AP) - Four little girls—too young to know they're making medical history —offered hope for thousands Tuesday when doctors outlined their progress as the most sue- Viets Refuse Gift; Order Pacifists Out DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) — South Vietnamese sailors forced their way aboard the Quaker yacht Phoenix today, hauled up the anchor and towed the craft into the South China Sea. The yacht's crew of eight pacifists, including six Americans, was expected to sail to Saigon with their cargo of $6,250 worth of medicines, anticipating another expulsion which would get more headlines for their opposition to American participation in the Vietnam war. Skippered by Robert Eaton, 23, of Annapolis, Md., the Phoenix tried to deliver the medicines bought by Quaker pacifists to the South Vietnamese after North Vietnam said American bombing made it unsafe for the yacht to enter Haiphong with them. The South Vietnamese govern- Pacifists ... See Page 10 The Weather FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average near to slightly below normal Thursday through next Monday. Normal highs are from 38 northeast to 45 degrees southwest. Normal lows are from 20 north to 27 south. It will be warmer Thursday, colder Friday, then warmer again Sunday. Precipitation will average about .10 of an inch in rain or snow about Sunday. IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy Wednesday night with increasing southwest winds. Thursday partly cloudy to cloudy with chance s of light snow northwest by afternoon. Low Wednesday night in 30s. High Thursday upper 30s to lower 40s northwest to 50s extreme southeast. Friday partly cloudy and cooler. CARROLL-NORTHWEST Mostly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night with lows in lower 20s. Variable cloudiness and warmer Thursday chance-of showers by afternoon with highs around 50. Chances of measurable precipitation 5 per cent Wednesday night 20 per cent Thursday. The Weather in Carroll (Dally Temperatures Courtesy of Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 47 Yesterday's low 19 At 7 a.m. today 27 At 10 a.m. today 28 Weather A Year Ago— The mercury rose to a high of 68 degrees a year ago today in Carroll. Low temperature for the day was 39 degrees. cessful liver transplant patients in medical history. As recently as four months ago, there was no known record of anyone surviving longer than 34 days following any type of liver transplant. Now there are these four. The first, Julie Rodriguez, 25- month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rodriguez of Pueblo, Colo., had her transplant 122 days ago on July 23. She bounced alongside with mother, arms swinging into a news conference. Julie is virtually ready for discharge from the hospital, and spends about half her time outside, leading an all but normal life. The most recent patient, Carol Lynne MacCourt, 15-month old daughter of Mrs. Marylin MacCourt, Salt Lake City, made her appearance in a stroller and had a shy smile and a wave for newsmen. She received her new liver 45 days ago, on Oct. 8. Kerri Lynn Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale L. Browin, Long Beach, Calif., also arrived in a stroller and didn't seem at all impressed by her visitors. She is 15 months old and had her transplant Sept. 5. The oldest, Paul Kay Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hansen, Fort Worth, Tex., was carried in. She is 25 months old and received her new liver Aug. 1. There have been some serious but so far not insurmountable complications with these cases, but generally doctors at the University of Colorado Medical Center, where the transplants were performed, are optimistic. They are hopeful progress with livers will parallel advances in kidne transplantation, a field where some patients are doing well five years after the surgery. Transplants . . See Page 11 RecaU Beef Plant Workers DENISON (AP) - Employes of Iowa Beef Packers, Inc., plant here were at work Wednesday for the first time since Oct. 16, when they went on strike. They had voted to return to their jobs Oct. 27 but were not allowed to do so. The company said after the Oct. 27 vote among members of the Associated Employes Organization it could not take the workers back immediately because of construction begun after the strike started. On Tuesday, the firm sent word that it wanted the workers back Wednesday. Meanwhile, some 400 employ- es left their jobs at another Iowa Beef plant in Dakota City, Neb., saying they would not return until the Iowa workers went back to their jobs. To Discuss New Library Proposal The Board of Library Trustees of the Carroll Public Library will meet at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the children's room of the library to discuss the propbsed new library building and clarify its position with regard to the plan, Gordon S. Wade, secretary and head librarian, announced Wednesday. I, —NEA Telephoto Novel Ski Rack- Her nephew's baby buggy is pressed into service by Gail Tobin, 17, of Gilford, N. H., as the sun-and- snow season gets under way at the Belknap ski area. Robin Tobin, 16 months, apparently has no objections so long as he gets to go along for the ride. •3 Churchmen Hold Kennedy Memorial DALLAS, Tex. (AP) Churchmen of three faiths hold a simple, one-hour observance today at Dealey Plaza, where gunfire cut down President John F. Kennedy four years ago. A city park spokesman said ho anticipated that more than the usual number of floral wreaths would be placed at the site by anonymous persons today. Bishop Thomas K. Gorman of the Dallas-Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese, Rabbi Gerald J. Klein and the Rev. S.M. Wright of the Peoples Missionary Baptist Church were asked to conduct the service. Mayor Erik Johnsson also was a scheduled speaker. Ever since the assassination, mourners have placed bouquets and wreaths at Dealey Plaza, and for a while, the nearby two-square-block area was nearly covered by flowers. • Now, with the passage of time, fewer flowers are to be seen. Tuesday there were only three. Two bore no message but the third had a note attached that read simply: "4th." Still, visitors come to Dealey Plaza. They take photographs of the Texas School Book Depository, where, the Warren Commission said, the fatal shots were fired from a sixth-floor window. They walk down the sidewalk parallel to Elm Street, where the president was hit. They point to the triple underpass, through which the presidential motorcade rushed to Parkland Hospital, five miles away. Mostly, though, they just stand and look, perhaps reliving in their minds the tragic event that'happened there Nov. 22, 1963. Dallas leaders have decided not to make Dealey Plaza the official Kennedy Memorial site in Dallas. The Kennedy Memorial Plaza, a block-square park, is to be two blocks to the east. Plans call for the memorial plaza to be completed in early 1969, or after the fifth anniversary of the assassination. Late News Off Wire WASHINGTON (AP) - Fred H. Brooks, Black Power advocate, testified today he would approve shooting Lady Bird Johnson "if she was my enemy." Asked whether he would take aim at President Johnson, he said he would advocate that "as a last resort." Brooks, 20, bushy-haired director of a poverty program school at Nashville, Tenn., charged with teaching Negro children to hate whites, told a Senate,riots investigation: "I believe the black people in this country should get their rights by whatever available means." DECISION SOON- DES MOINES (AP) - Gov. Harold Hughes, noting he "feels a compelling need to be of service to humanity," said he hopes to reach a decision on his future political plans by the first of the year. The governor is considering whether to seek an unprecedent- ed fourth term, seek the U.S. Senate seat of Republican Bourke Hickenlooper, or retire from politics, he said. HUGHES' WAR VIEW- DBS MOINES (AP) - Gov. Harold Hughes said Wednesday while he technically differs with President Johnson over Vietnam, his is not "a major dissent of policy." "I don't want any further military buildup," the governor told his news conference, "we've already reached a point of imminent danger in the world. "Militarily, I don't think we can win the war now or in the future, so we should hold on and try to negotiate peace." - NAMED TO STATE POST- DES MOINES (AP) - Harlan Lemon, 33, of Independence, Buchanan County attorney, was appointed director of law enforcement for the Iowa Liquor Control Commission Wednesday He will be paid $12,000 a year Hard to Tell Living From Dead on 875 By PETER ARNETT (Associated Press Writer) HILL 875, Vietnam (AP) Hour after hour of battle gave the living and the dead the same gray pallor on Hill 875. At times the only way to tell them apart was to watch when the enemy mortars crashed in on the exhausted American paratroopers. The living rushed unashamedly to the tiny bunkers dug into the red clay. The wounded squirmed toward the shelter of trees blasted to the ground. The dead — propped up in bunkers or face down in the dust— didn't move. Since Sunday the most brutal fighting of the Vietnam war has ebbed and flowed across this remote hill in the western sector of the Dak To battleground. The 2nd Battalion of the 173rd Airborne Brigade went up 875 first. It nearly died. Of the 16 officers who led the men across the ridgeline Sunday, eight were killed and the other eight wounded. Eleven of the 13 medics died. The battalion took its first casualties at midday Sunday as it crested Hill 875, one of the hundreds of knolls that dot the ridges in the Dak To fighting region near the Cambodian- Laotian border. All weekend as the paratroopers moved along the jungle hills enemy base camps were uncovered. The biggest was on 875 and D Company lost several men in the first encounter with the bunkers. A Company moved back down the hill to cut a landing zone and was chopped to pieces by a North Vietnamese flanking attack. The remnants fled back to the crest of the hill while a paratrooper propped his gun on the trail and kept firing at the advancing enemy, ignoring orders to retreat with the others. Hill 875 . . .. See Page 11 Pleasant for Thanksgiving By The Associated Press Pleasant Thanksgiving weather is in the offing for Iowa. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and slightly warmer temperatures than Wednesday's predicted highs in the 40s. Cloudy skies and scattered snow or flurries set the tone for Wednesday, following overnight lows between 25 at Spencer and 32 at Des Lloines, Lamoni and Ottumwa. Snow was to continue in some areas until evening, and cloudy conditions were to persist through the night. Lows in the middle and upper 20s were forecast. Highs Tuesday were between 34 at Dubuque and 55 at Lamoni. siderably. This also Is expected :o be a sticky point in the conference. The Senate stayed in session lours Tuesday, its longest meet- ng of the year, to complete work on all amendments to the measure. Long estimated Tuesday, after the Senate completed action on 42 amendments, that the new benefit package would total about $7 billion in the first full year of operation. That was $1.2 billion more in benefits than the Senate Fi nance Committee proposed aft a* two months of work on the bill. The biggest increase in the bill's cost Tuesday came with the 50-23 adoption of an amendment by Sen. Birch Bayh, D- Ind., to raise to $2,400 the amount a retired person can earn in a year and not lose any Social Security benefits. The present limit is $1,500 and the Finance Committee wanted to hike it to $2,000. Long said the extra cost of the Bayh amendment would be $600 million in 1968. The Senate bill would establish a new range of payments of from $70 to $163.30 beginning next April for individuals now getting checks compared with the present range of $44 to $142. But the new schedules in the bill would have even more far- reaching effect on those retiring in the future. For example, a man who becomes 50 in 1968 could receive a maximum payment of $223 a month when he retires at 65—44 per cent more than he would get under the law now. And the maximum payment possible under the bill, for a man who worked most of his life under the new tax rates in the bill, would be $288—or 70 per cent more than the top payment of $168 possible now. The Senate bill would raise the taxable base for the pay* roll levy from the present $6,600 to $8,000 next year and eventually to $10,800 in 1972. The present rate of 4.4 per cent, paid both by employe and employer, would go up to 5.8 per cent by 1987. But that is almost the same as present law which would take it to 5.65 per cent in 1987. For the 75 million persons paying taxes under the system, the Senate provisions would mean that the present maximum tax of $290.40 would go up to $352 in 1968, to $422.40 in 1969 and eventually to $626.40 in 1987. Other important provisions in the Senate bill would: —Increase to $50 a month the special payment for persons over 72 who lack sufficient coverage to qualify for basic benefits. They now get $35. —Permit men and women to retire at age 60 with actuarially reduced benefits. Only widows can do so now and the minimum age for others is 62. No Paper on Thanksgiving The Daily Times Herald Will Not Be Published on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23. Security See Page 10 Promoters— Larry Caine, left, assistant general manager of the Union Stock Yards in Chicago is presented some Top of Iowa" steaks by Don Hinners, president of the Carroll County Beef Producers Association, as Vic Tomka, executive secretary of the local group, looks on. r Beef Producers in Chicago to Promote Seventy-one members of the Carroll County Beef Producers Association and their wives were in Chicago over the weekend to attend the International Livestock Exposition and promote "Top of Iowa" Beef. 22 Deaths After Record i Rain Storm LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sun brightened near cloudless skies this morning after the heaviest three - day storm in Southern California history brought flooding, death and millions of dollars of damage. But the Weather Bureau predicted showers by tonight. The storm brought 7.93 inches of rain to downtown Los Angeles, more in other areas and the season's first snow — eight inches—in the mountains above 6,000 feet. Twenty-two deaths were blamed on the storm—16 in traffic accidents, four in two light plane crashes and two by drowning. In early 1938 a five-day storm dumped 11.06 inches of rain— the most in Los Angeles history. Although airports remained open, motorists were hampered by flooding streets and hundreds of accidents. The metropolitan freeways were choked. Fire department rescue units worked around the clock to free motorists from partly submerged automobiles. As the rain continued—almost an inch an hour for a time Tuesday night at International Airport- firemen reported more than 200 transformer fires caused by lightning strikes. Don Hinners of Manning, president of the Carroll County organization, presented some "Top of Iowa" steaks to Larry Caine, assistant general manager of the Union Stock Yards. The wive* of the beef producers presented Don McNeil with some more "Top of Iowa" beef on his Breakfast Club radio show. Accompanying the Carroll County group on the trip were Marvin Collison of Arcadia, a director of the Iowa Beef Producers, Dr. J. G. Donovan, president of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Altman of Bondurant. Mr. Altman is secretary of the Iowa Beef Producers Association. Officers of the Carroll County Beef Producers Association in addition to Mr. Hinners are Vic Tomka, executive secretary, Paul Grote, vice-president, Bob Schweers, secretary, and Paul Wendl, treasurer. Paul Kasperbauer and Ivan Opperman serve as directors of the organization. One Killed in Truck Upset DENISON (AP)-Arthur Lea- Huston, 25, of Kansas City, Mo, was killed Monday night when a truck carrying 520 cases o£ eggs overturned in a ditch near here. Two other Kansas City residents in the truck were injured^ They were Winfred Wright, 23; the driver, and Carlotta Thompson, 19. Authorities sail the truck ap^ parently blew a tire on U.Sj; Highway 59, nine miles south of here. U.S. Forces Fight to Root Out Last of Entrenched Foe SAIGON (AP) — U.S. reinforcements poured onto Hill 875 near Dak To today as American paratroopers, artillery and planes fought doggedly to root out the last entrenched North Vietnamese. With at least 246 Americans killed, 860 wounded and an estimated 1,290 North Vietnamese killed, the cost of the 20-day-old campaign around Dak To has been exceeded in the war only by the 30-day campaign just before Thanksgiving 1965 in the la Drang valley and around nearby Plei Mei. In that one 371 Americans and 105 South Vietnamese were killed, 558 Americans and 248 South Vietnamese were wounded, 1,771 Communists were killed and 138 were captured. At noon today, after 72 hours of fighting, two U.S. battalions appeared to be in nearly full control of Hill 875. They were clawing their way toward a bunkered ridge line leading off the crest and still held by the enemy. The Dak To fighting has become the longest sustained battle of the war, but U.S. officers believe the fighting is petering out. They believe the 174th North Vietnamese regiment, in reserve to the northwest to Dak To, was committed to Hill 875 as a diversionary move so North Vietnam's 32nd and 66th regiments could slip away to the Cambodian border on the southwest and sanctuary from pursuing American troops. "I have to give the enemy his due," said one senior U.S. officer. "Obviously he had out- standing morale and discipline:. He stood his ground" on Hill 875. 7: The battle for Hill 875 since noon Sunday has cost 79 American paratroopers killed and an--" other 178 wounded, including seven killed and 38 wounded in a fierce clash at dusk Tuesday. Another battalion of U.S. infantrymen moved onto the hill today, increasing the American strength to 1,500. South Vietnamese headquarters reported that two more battalions of government troops also had been moved to Dak To. U.S. fighter-bombers continued their round-the-clock hammering of the enemy's deep bunkers in the side of the bill. U.S. bombers mounted three raids today on nearby areas. The eight-engine Stratofor- Vietnam ... See Pag* 10

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