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towa a place to grow Carroll T * imes raid Vol. 105 —No. 77 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll. Iowa 51401, Monday. April 1. 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy Last Paper James W. Wilson, publisher of the Carroll Daily Times Herald, pushed the button to start the Goss duplex press for the last time Saturday to print the final letterpress edition of the paper. The newspaper moved its entire operations over the -Staff I'hoto weekend from its former Main Street home to a new location at 508 N. Court Street and has converted to "cold-type" composition and "offset" printing. Today's issue of the Times Herald was printed on a new Cottrell five-unit web offset press. Soviet Sold its Oil to U.S. While Urging ArabCutoff By the Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -Even as the Soviet Union was publicly supporting the Arab oil boycott against the United States, the Russians were shipping quantities of their own petroleum products to this country. U.S. Customs records here show that since the first of the year, four tankers loaded with Russian petroleum products docked in New York and New Jersey ports. All of the Soviet shipments, which included millions of gallons of gasoline, originated in the Black Sea port city of Tuapse. Local oil brokers and federal officials in Washington said the Russian petroleum shipments began long before the Arab boycott was initiated last October. They added there never seemed to be any question that the shipments would continue uninterrupted during the boycott. Gasoline Prices Fluctuate Daily By the Associated Press The bad old days of gasoline shortages may be behind us, but American motorists may have to get used to prices that are higher and fluctuate wildly from day to day and station to station. An Associated Press survey of gasoline prices around the country shows that the price of gas varies greatly, even within a city. And many drivers may find that their favorite station may raise or lower prices by as much as a nickel regularly, depending on prices charged by major companies and their wholesalers. Despite variations from state to state there were a number of trends that showed up in the survey. Among them: —Most Americans are paying between 50 cents and 50 cents for their gas. But a lumber of stations — primarily those franchised by Exxon and Mobil — are selling regular for less than 50 cents. —Most dealers think the prices of gas will continue to increase and level off this summer at between 70 and 80 cents. —Gas generally costs more in the New York, Philadelphia and Chicago areas. But gas is available at less than 50 cents a gallon in areas near Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, and prices in most major cities are not significantly higher than in outlying areas. —Independent dealers, who were underselling major companies a year ago, must now buy more expensive Canadian crude oil and are often charging more. Prices in the survey ranged from a low of 41.9 cents a gallon for regular gas at a cut rate station outside Kansas City, Mo. and 44.4 for regular at an Exxon station in Little Rock, Ark. to a high of 67.4 at a Standard station outside Juneau, Alaska. May Junk Sales Tax for Cheaper Relief, Neu Says DESMOINES, lowa(AP) — The legislature may junk a bill to exempt food and drugs from the sales tax in favor of a different type of tax relief. Lt. Gov. Art Neu said Monday. The Senate originally passed the measure to exempt food in grocery stores, prescription drugs and artificial limbs from the sales tax at a cost to the state of $33 million annually. But the House added home heating fuel to the exemption which some experts say could add another $8 million a year to the cost. When the two houses could not agree, the bill was sent to a joint conference committee March 7 to work out a compromise. That committee has not yet met and Neu said it may not until the final days of the legislative session. "The sales tax bill is really our ace in the hole." Neu said. He said the legislature is in danger of overspending, resulting in a state treasury deficit within the next two years. "If appropriations in other areas greatly exceed the governor's recommendations. the (sales tax conferencei committee may not come out with anything." Neu said. "The legislature can't greatly increase the governor's recommendations and carry out substantial taxrelief," he said. Neu said that under relatively new rules governing conference committees, the committee might recommend a different, cheaper tax relief plan. "They can consider any kind of taxes,"Neu said. He noted the legislature has considered other types of tax relief such as larger exemp- "I would have been surprised if there had been any problem about the shipments." said one Federal Energy Office official in Washington who asked not to be quoted by name. "I think the Russians want to make a buck.too " The gasoline shipments totaled more than 15.5 million gallons, not a great deal when compared with the nation's over-all needs but enough to power 23,250 average cars for a year. During February and March when Arab oil ministers were meeting to discuss the possibility of lifting their oil embargo against the United States, Arabic-language broadcasts originating in the Soviet Union urged the ministers to continue the oil cutoff. The official Soviet press also backed the embargo's continuation State Department officials were reported unconcerned about the Soviet position, believing the Russian statements to be only a reiteration of interest and influence in Middle East Affairs. Hughes Enters U of I Hospital IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)— Sen. Harold Hughes, D-Iowa, was to undergo further examination Monday in Iowa City for treatment of a continuing prostate aliment. Hughes was admitted Sunday to University Hospitals following preliminary examinations Saturday, but said no surgery was planned. Trial for Chapin is Scheduled WASHINGTON AP - Former presidential aide Dwight L. Chapin goes on trial today in federal court on charges he lied to a grand jury seeking information about the political espionage activities of Donald H. Segretti. The opening day of the trial was expected to be devoted to jury selection. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell has said he hopes to complete the trial within a week. Chapin, former presidential appointments secretary, was indicted Nov. 29. 1973 on four counts of lying to a grand jury. Special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski has said that ousted White House counsel John W. Dean III would be a keygovernment witness against Chapin. Dean, who pleaded guilty last October to conspiring to obstruct the investigation of the Watergate break-in, already has testified as a prosecution witness at the New York trial of former Cabinet members John. N. Mitchell and Maurice H. Stans Another key prosecution witness will be Segretti. who served five months in a federal correctional facility after pleading guilty to misdemeanor violations of federal election laws. Segretti was released last Monday. Like Dean, Segretti agreed to cooperate with the special prosecutor's office. Meanwhile, Vice President Gerald R. Ford has blasted the Committee for the Re-election of the President, describing it in a Chicago speech as an "arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents." He said the committee "violated the historic concept of the two-party system in America and ran roughshod over the seasoned political judgment and experience of the regular Republican party organization in the 50 states. . The fatal defect of the CREEP was that it made its own rules and thus made its own ruin," he said. tions from inheritance taxes, a sales tax credit and income tax relief. The income tax relief, known as the Curtis plan after its originator. Sen. Warren Curtis, R-Cherokee, would raise the standard deduction on state income taxes. Curtis said some Iowa taxpayers are penalized because state law requires lowans to take standard deductions on their state income tax if they do so on their federal tax. He says federal officials have taken inflation into account and raised the standard deduction while the F. L. (Barney) Sharp Sharp New Morticians Governor F. L. "Barney" Sharp, Carroll mortician, has been elected governor of District 10 of the Iowa Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association. The district covers seven counties in west central Iowa. Sharp succeeds John Christiansen of Ida Grove, a past president of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association who has served as district governor the last two years. Arlen Otteman of Sac City has been elected Lt. governor of this district and Irv Walters of Mapleton has been reelected secretary-treasurer. Installation of the new association governors will be held at the 94th annual convention of the association in Des MoinesonMay 1. Lung Walk Set May 4 A walkathon to raise money for lung research will be held in Carroll on May 4. The walk, sponsored by the American Lung Association of Iowa, will begin at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Each individual walker will find sponsors to pledge a certain amount for each mile walked in the 20-mile hike, according to walk Chairman Jenni Severin. The walk route will be primarily in the city, with two cneck points, St. Paul Lutheran Church and South Side Park. Aid to Viet is Viewed Differently WASHINGTON (AP) -The extent to which the United States is committed by the Paris peace agreement to aiding South Vietnam has drawn varying interpretations from the secretary of state and the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger believes that the United States is politically and morally committed to giving long-term military and economic aid to South Vietnam. Under the Paris agreement, Kissinger said in a letter to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., "The United States committed itself to strengthening the conditions which made the cease-fire possible and to the goal of the South Vietnamese people's right to self-determination." However, Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., responded that the Paris "agreements aren't commitments, they are only a declaration of intent. They are not a moral or legal obligation until Congress passes them." "The commitment is only an expression of policy of this administration," Fulbright added. Kennedy also noted that the Paris agreement was never submitted to the Senate as a treaty for ratification and Kissinger, in his letter, acknowledged that the United States "has no bilateral written commitment to the government of the Republic of Vietnam." "Rather than chart a new beginning, the administration's interpretation of the Paris agreement is perpetuating old relationships and continuing old policies, as if nothing had changed," Kennedy wrote. Kissinger told Kennedy that with its commitments in mind the administration continues "to provide the Republic of Vietnam the means necessary for its self-defense and for its economic viability." He also said that the United States is obligated because of its long involvement in Vietnam and its national self-interests in achieving a stable government there. Mother Bares Tragedy of Drug Addict Son DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — "Someone once told me that I was going through more hell than if my son were dead," she whispered. "But I just don't want him to come home. Not now. You finally get to the point. ." And she wept. She asked that her family's name not be revealed, but she wanted to tell of the grief and hope and humiliation suffered because one of her sons is a drug user. She hopes that baring their tragedy might help others. For this story, her name is Carol and her deeply troubled son is James. The trouble began in 1968 when James was 14 and the family lived in South Dakota. Carol said James became a runaway, eventually bolting from home 97 times, never going far, generally hiding in whichever city the family lived. Carol says now her role may have been misguided. "I was a rescuer. I always went and got him." The time would come when she would turn him away. Carol and her husband, Bill, believe James ran away to make them prove their love, and "because he was immature and afraid to face reality." He was also uncommunicative, Carol said, confused and struggling with unknown turbulent emotions. Bill and Carol are intelligent, middle class and very perplexed. "None of this made sense that he'd go to such extremes," she said. "He knew he was always wanted and loved. He was such a gentle boy." "But once cars became a way of life for these kids, that's where the downfall came. Parents should stand up and fight, not give in and let them have the keys." The family moved to Nebraska and for six months in 1970 James was a model son. A good athlete, he participated in baseball and basketball. "This is when we heard his friends had been sniffing glue," Carol said. "We didn't know it, but James was on drugs." James had fooled them. "He was always the best around the house, and best worker, the neatest." James once again started running away. And Carol re- sumed the countless, lonely nights of driving the streets in search of her son. But she would also call the law occasionally. Numerous juvenile court appearances followed "because I wanted him found, not out there dead somewhere." "Each time he was put in a detention center, I was happier. Right or wrong, all I wanted was for him to be alive." There was the terrible night when Bill, trying to restrain James from running away, slapped his face. James re : acted with tears, showing emotion for the first time. The two hugged, smothering each other with apologies, crying their anguish. But in the middle of the night, James ran away. Carol and Bill saw their son through a procession of school and court counselors, psychiatrists, detention centers. But the rebellion continued until an exasperated judge in March, 1971, sent James to Nebraska's training school for boys. The family moved to Iowa and James, on probation, joined them in 1972. —Staff Pholo Jack Thein Thein to Run Again for Board Jack Thein, 41, Carroll, Monday announced his candidacy for reelection to the Carroll County Board of Supervisors from the fifth district. He has been on the board five years and in 1972 served as board chairman. Thein is on the board of directors of Community Opportunities, Inc. and was recently appointed to the citizens' advisory board for the state mental hospital in Clarinda. He is vice president of the Southwest Iowa Mental Center at Atlantic, county chairman for civil defense and is on the board of directors for the county social services. A member of the Carroll Fire Department for 20 years, Thein is chaplain for the Carroll Elk Lodge, a member of St. Lawrence Church and of the American Legion. He and his wife, Bonnie, have three children. state has not. This results in lowans paying more federal tax than they should if they itemize their federal returns, and more state tax than necessary if they take standard deductions Some legislators also proposed a yearly sales tax rebate for each lowan rather than exempting some items from the sales tax. "We have to be ready with proposals at different spending levels," Neu said. "We're still concerned with the balance of the state treasury at the end of June, 1977," he said. Carcass Winners Are Told Six of the top 10 live placings at the annual Carroll County market hog show here March 20 placed in the top 10 of the carcass placings at the Farmland plant in Denison, County Extension Director Roland Lickteig said Monday. David Wallace, Churdan, took the first prize in the carcass judging with his hog which finished in fifth place in the live placings. Wallace also won $25 for the fourth place carcass. However, that hog did not place in the top 10 in the live show. The carcass judging was based on the percent of ham and loin, adjusted to a 150-pound carcass, and on loin eye area, also adjusted to a pound carcass. Dr. Emmett Stevermere, head of the swine department of the Iowa State University extension service, calculated all data on the carcasses and said the show was the best county hog show on which he has worked. The top carcass had 1.07 inches of back fat and a 31.3-inch carcass length. The adjusted percentage of ham and loin to the carcass was 47.53 per cent. Showing the second place carcass was Martin Snyder, Breda, who also showed the second place live hog. Snyder won $35 for second place Third place in the carcass contest went to Edgar Snyder, Breda, with a hog which finished seventh in the live show. Snyder won $30 for the third place hog. Lickteig said Snyder's third place hog had a loin eye area of 8.3 square Carcass _ Page 2 In Conference — Ignoring partisan ties. Rep. Peter Rodino, left (D-N.J.) chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, confers with Rep. Edward Hutchinson (R-Mich.) on who will be permitted access to the controversial evidence concerning President Nixon's impeachment accumulated by special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski. mt*»>*a*tes

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