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Carro Dail Times Herald a place to grow Vol. 105 — No. 83 Return Posta e e Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Monday, April 8, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carripr Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 1C- Single IDC Copy Demo Delegates Decline to Endorse Any Candidate Carroll County Democrats will be sending 31 uncommitted delegates to the district and state Democratic conventions. The delegates declined to align themselves with any of the three gubernatorial candidates Saturday night at the county convention here. The three candidates seeking the nod to run against Republican Gov. Robert Ray, William Gannon, Mingo; Sen. James Schaben, Dunlap; and Clark Rasmussen, West Des Moines, had asked to remain Named to Area Post of Legion Ralph Hoffmann of Carroll was elected Eight district commander of the American Legion Saturday during the district Legion and Auxiliary conference here. Hoffmann has been a member of Maurice Dunn Unit 7 post since 1954. He has held most commissions in the district and was vice commander for the past two years. Hoffmann has served in all but two positions at the local post and has been county commander, adjutant and chaplain. Presently, he is a service officer on the Boy Scout committee. As district commander, he will be in charge of 14 county units and 97 posts. Webb Dentlinger of Carroll was elected to the Liaison Committee during the sessions at the American Legion Hall. John Sieler of Humboldt was named the elective vice commander. The officers will be installed at the department convention in Des Moines in July. The conference opened with service school conducted by Valore Likens, department service officer. The meeting was conducted by Mark Studer, Wesley, district commander. In the membership drive, the district placed third in the department. The quota was missed by 470 members. Carroll is one of 10 all-time high posts in membership, with 701 members. The 118 men present were told that 86,071 applications in Iowa for Vietnam bonuses were sent in. Of that number 45,959 applications are pending action, and 1,062 beneficiaries were awarded. The noon banquet with the auxiliary was attended by 219 uncommitted before the primary election. Delegates to the county convention, held at the Holy Spirit auditorium here, unanimously passed a resolution opposing pre-primary endorsement of candidates. A total of 11 resolutions were passed at the county meeting ranging from abortion to public transportation for both public and private school students. A resolution dealing with amnesty for those who either left the country or were Ralph Hoffmann persons at the Elks building. Gordon Miller of Haverhill, department commander, and Wiley Mayne, 6th district congressman, spoke at the banquet. Mayne talked on congressional events. Prime Rate Goes to 10 Pet. NEW YORK (AP) Bankers Trust Co. of New York, the nation's seventh largest commercial bank, announced today that it was raising its prime lending rate to 10 per cent, reaching a record level set late last year. The bank said the rise from 9M> per cent was dictated by its current lending rate formula, which ties the bank's prime rate to the cost of the short-term "funds which it needs to operate. Those short-term rates have risen sharply in the past week, the bank said. The move to 10 per cent by Bankers Trust follows the adoption of a 9% per cent prime by most major commercial banks last Friday. The prime is the rate banks charge their best corporate customers. While not directly tied to the rates charged for consumer loans, t. sustained rise in the prime can influence those rates as well. imprisoned for their refusal to serve during the Vietnam War, passed by a vote of 41 to 34. The amnesty resolution came from the floor and was submitted by Ed Flaherty, of Coon Rapids. The other 10 resolutions were submitted by the platform committee and were approved unanimously. The resolution dealing with abortion stated that, "No private hospital or physician shall be forced to perform abortions contrary to their conscience or moral Kuemper a Winner in Science Patricia Strautman, Kuemper High School student, placed second in the state at the Hawkeye Science Fair at Veteran's Auditorium in Des Moines on Friday and Saturday. She was awarded a $300 scholarship. In March, Miss Strautman was a finalist in the Iowa Science and Humanities symposium at the University of Iowa. She will represent the state at the national symposium in Boston, Mass., next month. Ruth Wendl and Diane Casey, both of Kuemper, won second place in seminar biological science and third in physical science, respectively. Superior ratings were awarded to these Kuemper students — Judy Feilmeier, Gerald Gach, Becky Goetzinger, Mary Ann Halbur, Diane Casey, Mike Cawley, Jim Halbur and Miss Strautman, Excellent ratings were won by David Bruner, Sheila Heisterkamp, Brad Reiman, Ray Reuter, Patrick Staiert, Mike Templemeyer, Julia Tigges, Marilyn Tigges, Joan Grethen, Cathy Ludwig, Doug Ricke, Ruth Wendl, Gayle wmiams and Karen Eich. Additional prizes were received by some of the Low- Cost Food for Four Up by $8.10 WASHINGTON (AP) New government figures today show it cost a family of four at least $43.10 per week to eat in February even if it scrimped on meat and served plenty of beans and potatoes. The figure was $8.10 higher than a year ago. The increase was for a so- called low-cost food budget compiled by the Agriculture Department. Although its cost went up 23 per cent from February 1973, other plans for more aft'luent families rose proportionately less. A fhoaerale-'cosT Budget would have cost $54.80 per week in February, up $9.60 or 21 per cent from a year earlier. And a liberal plan used by USDA was $66.60 per week, a gain of $11.20 or 20 per cent from February 1973. The various meal plans were computed on the basis of food quantities consumed by two parents and two obligations. Nurses who for the same reasons refuse to assist in performing an abortion shall not be subject to dismissal for that refusal.'' Resolutions from the platform committee were submitted to the delegates by John Chrystal, Coon Rapids, chairman of the committee. To be submitted to the district platform committee is a resolution stating, "We recognize the interest of society in offering safe and efficient bus transportation to and from primary and At Conclave Mrs. John (Ann) Culver of Cedar Rapids was in Carroll Saturday to attend the Carroll County Democratic convention and to campaign for her husband, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives who is seeking the U.S. Senate seat from Iowa being vacated by Harold Hughes. students. Miss Halbur won a tape recorder; Miss Feilmeier and Gach transistor radios; Mike Cawley, portable television set; Donna Casey, $25 savings bond; Diane Casey, $10 cash, Miss Wendle, $15; and Miss Strautman, $25. Christine Cawley of Holy Spirit School won a portable radio for her project, "How Noises Affect Gerbil Behavior Patterns." Lead Toward High Blood Pressure Cure school-age children. Generally, officials said, the low-cost plan relates to families with yearly incomes of $4,000 to $8,000; the moderate $8,000 to $10,000; and the liberal $10,000 and over. A basic difference is thai lower-income meals under the USDA food plans contain less- expensive meat cuts and more cereals, bread, potatoes, dry beans, poultry and fish. Each of the three food plans rose sharply from January to February. The low-cost plan rose $1.40 per week, the moderate $1.60 and the liberal budget $2. A fourth budget is the "economy" plan, a bare-bones meal guide used for computing the government's food stamp allocations. It provided menus costing $34.40 per week in February, up $6.40 from a year earlier or a gain of about 23 per cent. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New studies on rats suggest a possible lead toward prevention and cure of "essential" hypertension, the most puzzling and by far the commonest form of high blood pressure. Hypertension constitutes one of the nation's major health problems because it can lead to fatal heart disease and cerebral strokes. "Essential" hypertension means high blood pressure of unknown cause. It is distinguished from high blood pressure arising from certain other conditions, such as kidney disease. About 19 million of the 23 million Americans who suffer from hypertension are afflicted with the "essential" type. The prevailing theory points to changes in the automatic nervous system and certain glandular systems as the causes of "essential" hypertension. But two researchers say their studies with four types of hypertensive rats indicate that "essential" hypertension may be caused instead by a metabolic defect in the smooth muscle of blood vessel walls. M. Sarmir Amer and Gordon R. McKinney revealed the results of their studies today at the 58th annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The two said their work at the Mead-Johnson laboratories in Evansville, Ind., indicated the suspected biochemical blood vessel defect could lead to a whole new approach to treatment of high blood pressure. Doctors could prescribe drugs for treating the blood vessel defect rather than simply for lowering the blood pressure, they said. Dr. Arthur Hayes Jr., head of hypertension research at Pennsylvania State Medical College at Hershey, Pa., pointed out that present drug treatment for "essential" hypertension is based on the nervous system-glandular concept. He explained it is designed only to lower the blood pressure without getting at any specific mechanism that might be triggering the hypertension itself. "We often have to use multiple drugs with a high incidence of dangerous or annoying side effects," he said. secondary schools at public expense. These benefits should be extended to all children on a non-discriminatory basis. "We, therefore, recommend that Iowa follow the example of many other states by assuming responsibility in this area for the welfare of all our children, irrespective of their attendance at either a public or private school." Other resolutions passed Saturday night in Carroll County include the impreachment of President Nixon, that the governor and lieutenant governor run as a team, and that a clearly defined obscenity law with standards based on a statewide basis be passed by the legislature. Calling the Iowa law covering the dismissal of teachers ' 'unjust,'' a resolution was passed to require dismissal for cause, a valid evaluation process and a public hearing by the local .sfcnaai board. The delegates to the county convention also endorsed a restructuring of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System which would extend to "not only the benefit level, but the contribution level and iretirementaj;e." In two other resolutions, the county delegates recommended the principle of low tuition for all students in the state; and favored granting the, Iowa Civil Rights Commission subpoena powers and the right to issue injunctions and an increase in its budget. Attending the Carroll County convention briefly Saturday was Tom Harkin, Ames, candidate for congressman from the Fifth District, who received a standing ovation following a speech to the delegates. Also attending the convention were Mrs. John Culver, whose husband is a candidate for the U. S. Senate and Mrs. William Gannon. The three candidates for state representative from the 55th district, Jo Garst, Coon Rapids; Carroll Perkins, Jefferson; and Bill Ryerson, Jefferson, also attended the convention. Delegates listened to a tape recorded message from Iowa's Senator Dick Clark of Marion. The district convention is scheduled for May 4 in Creston, and the state convention is set for June 15 in Ames. Delegates elected Saturday night for the two conventions include : Dale Barton, Glidden; Tom Dolezal, Carroll, Mary Douglas, Glidden; Ed Flaherty, Coon Rapids; Mary Flaherty, Coon Rapids; Betty Galetich, Carroll, Louis Galetich, Carroll; Steve Garst, Coon Rapids; John Gronstal, Carroll; Steve Hilsabeck, Carroll; Arden Hinners, Arcadia, Richard Hinners, Manning; Don Hinners, Manning; Greg Kennebeck, Dedham; Al Klocke, Carroll; Charles Knoblauch, Carroll, Marguerite Madigan, Carroll; Tom Madigan, Carroll; Jan Mosman, Carroll; —— Demos, See Page 2 —— Democrats Elect After the Democratic county convention at Holy Spirit auditorium here Saturday night, the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee elected its officers for the coming two years. Reelected as chairman of the committee was Joe Schmitz, left, Route 1, Carroll. Ralph Strohm, second from left, Carroll, was elected vice chairman. He replaces Ed Flaherty, Coon Rapids, who did not seek reelection. Jan Mosman, second from right, Carroll, was reelected as secrtary of the unit, as was Louis Galetich, right, Carroll, as treasurer. World Leaders Indicate They Want Nixon to Stay in Office WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nixon administration has elevated foreign policy into a major part of its Watergate defense, maintaining that Nixon's continuation in office is considered essential by most world leaders. The crucial role played by Nixon in insuring international progress was portrayed by high White House officials following the President's return from Paris Sunday. Alexander M. Haig Jr., Nixon's chief of staff, said the weekend in Paris for a memorial service honoring the late French President Georges Pompidou was encouraging in several ways. "It was very evident that European leaders and world leaders with whom the President met continued to look to the United States and President Nixon as an essential factor in. . .efforts to develop a structure for a stable international environment." he said. Other officials told reporters on Nixon's plane during the return from Paris that the world leaders clearly want the President to stay in office because they feel a rapport with him. These officials said many other international leaders also have domestic problems, although of a different character. Because of this empathy, Nixon is admired for what they believe is his courage, and is deeply respected because they say he continues to function effectively in world matters. The meetings described by Haig involved the chiefs of state of Japan, France, the Soviet Union, West German, Great Britain, Denmark and Italy. Before returning to the United States and an overnight stay at his Camp David, Md., retreat, Nixon held two important meetings Sunday in Paris. The first was a two-hour breakfast with Sovdet President Nikolai Podgorny, at which the Nixon's June trip to Moscow was discussed. Haig said the meeting "confirmed that both sides have set the preliminary stages for fin i t e and real accomplishments," during the June summit. Both sides, he said, "are very optimistic. . .there will be positive results in the areas of trade, technological exchanges, and certainly" in nuclear arms limitations. But Haig refused to provide details, saying it was too early to discuss such matters in depth. Furlough Program Vetoed by Gov. Ray DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Gov. Robert Ray has vetoed a measure which would have allowed the Department of Social Services to establish a furlough program for inmates serving uncommuted sentences. The law now provides for a furlough program under which inmates confined in institutions under jurisdiction of the Department of Social Services can be temporarily released under certain circumstances. But Ray said Saturday he believed the measure sent to him "goes far beyond what is requested and which the department feels is desirable and necessary." He said there is merit to a prerelease transition program if handled wisely but said this bill "extends the furlough program beyond a reasonable limit." The bill would have allowed up to 14 days furlough to any inmate if a member of his immediate family were seriously ill or had died, if the inmate were to be interviewed by a prospective employer or if he were authorized to participate in a training program not available within the institution. The measure also would have allowed the furlough if an inmate were participating in programs or activities that serve a rehabilitation objective. ."Signing this bill would not be in the best interest of the public," said Ray. "Neither would it be fair to those who administer the furlough program." He said if inmates serving uncommuted sentences were granted the furlough they would be "cruelly exposed to brief tastes of freedom without realistic hopes of ever being really free." Ray said the bill was unacceptable in the form that it came to his office, but said he would look favorably upon action by the General Assembly to meet the original intent of the request by the Department of Social Services. He said a question had been raised as to whether the department could utilize provisions of the furlough law with certain inmates who are eligible for parole or release but whose penalty might have been more severe. Ray said the department had requested a clarification and correction in the current statutes. AREA FORECAST Partly cloudy and warmer through Tuesday. Highs Monday in the low to mid 50s. Lows Monday night in the mid to upper 30s. Highs Tuesday upper 60s to low 70s. Veto Big Question as DOT Debate Resumes DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Will Gov. Robert Ray veto a Department of Transportation bill if it carries a rider to allow 65-foot double bottom trucks on the highways? That's the major question facing the House as it resumes work Tuesday on the DOT bill it debated for two days last week. Senate Majority Floor Leader Clifton Lamborn, R-Maquoketa says the governor won't receive the bill in that form if he can help it. But a majority of the House wants the long truck provision in the bill and indications are that it will be added through an amendment prepared by Rep. Carl Nielsen, D-Altoona. Rep. Richard Drake, R-Muscatine, the House floor manager of the bill, said he has word from the governor's office that a veto is a "distinct possibility" if the truck provision is included. "I'm not going to take it over here (in the Senate) if I've got anything to say about it," Lamborn declared. But House Majority Floor Leader Edgar Holden, R-Davenport, said that in his opinion the governor and Lamborn are bluffing. They'll take it with the long truck amendment if the House passes it that way, he predicted. Creation of a DOT to develop a comprehensive, coordinated state transportation policy and plan is Ray's No. 1 legislative goal. But he already has vetoed a bill permitting the 65-foot trucks on the highways which was passed earlier this year. Ray said in his veto message the bill would attract to Iowa interstate highways thousands of twin trailer, or double bottom, trucks which will only be using Iowa as a "corridor" to move between Illinois and states to the west. They will increase safety hazards for Iowa motorists and hasten wear and tear on the highways that must be maintained with Iowa tax jtollars, he said. The House, however, voted twice last week to attach Nielsen's amendment to DOT bill amendments which later were defeated and clearly is disposed to do so again Tuesday when he moves to add it to the main bill. Nielsen says his amendment is so written that it would take care of most of the objections Ray listed in his veto message. It would permit the 65-foot double bottoms only if they are starting their trips in Iowa or have a destination point in the state. They could travel only on four-lane highways and for no more than five miles off them, and then only on two-lane pavements 22 feet wide or wider designated by the Highway Commission. The amendment also would allow livestock trailers to be up to 60 feet long.