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Carroll Dail Times Herald a place to grow * Vol.105 — No. 90 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, April 16, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each *l | Evening for fiOc Per Week I * P -, Single JC Copy 45-Unit Townhouse Plan to Council Plans for the construction of a 45-unit townhouse apartment complex on the southeast corner of Eighteenth Street and Highway 71 were presented to the Carroll City Council at a special meeting Monday evening. The plans were accompanied by a request to change the zoning on a portion of the property from R-l (residential) to A (multi-family). The proposed zoning change, which has received approval of the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, will be discussed at a public hearing scheduled for Monday, May 6. The developers said that if the project proceeds on schedule, some of the units could be ready for occupancy late this fall. Roth one and two bedroom townhouse units are included in tht* plan. The council went on record as approving the recommended zoning change, subject to the public hearing. The council also took action to locate a fire truck on the city's south side after the fire department moves into its new quarters in the Carroll Community Center now under construction. The council directed the city manager and public works administrator to secure cost estimates for closing off one stall with cement block in the city's maintenance garage on East Third Street to house the truck. The two officials were also directed to discuss the proposed project with officials of the fire department. Before taking the action, the council turned down an offer from a local real estate agent to sell to the city the building on the corner of Third and Main Streets which is now housing the City Hall until the community center is completed. In taking the actiorj, the city also gave notice to the county Board of Supervisors that it has decided to proceed with the project immediately rather than wait for the plans and construction of a joint city-county facility. Discussions concerning that facility, which have been under way for quite some time, had tentatively called for the building to house the county ambulances stationed in Carroll as well as a city fire truck and possibly some communications equipment. At the request of Carroll Community School Superintendent Allen N. Stroh, a portion of Eighteenth Street from Grant Road to the east entrance to Fairview Elementary School was put back in the proposed 1974 paving program, subject to a public hearing on the project. The council also discussed the problems concerning the condition of West Sixth Street from Quint Avenue to the west city limits. The street runs past Pre-Cast Manufacturing, Tru-Fit Manufacturing and land purchased by Clark Ready Mix for the construction of a new facility, and these land owners had asked the council if there was a solution to the road condition problem. While agreeing that a real problem did exist, the council members and city officials were at a loss on how it could be solved. The paving of the street appears to be out of the question at this time because there are not enough property owners that could be assessed for the paving work. The council ended the discussion without taking any formal action. The council did approve a lighting plan for the Fifth Street mall area to be constructed between the Court House and the new Community Center. Last year, when the county agreed to give the city 20 feet of its property south of the Court House for the mall project, the city had agreed to repair or rebuild the sidewalks on the other three sides of the Court House. Monday, the council approved expenditure of $3,700 to finance the cost of putting a lV 2 -inch asphalt overlay on those sidewalks and agreed to maintain them for a period of lOyears. The next council meeting will be held Monday, April 29 5,000 Children in Health Risk Study MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — About 5,000 Muscatine school children are participating in a 4-year-old study by University of Iowa physicians and researchers to identify health risk factors and prescribe proper treatment before the youngsters reach adulthood. "Hopefully, we are coming closer to conquering heart and related diseases," says Dr. Ronald Lauer, pediatric cardiologist at the university and senior investigator for the study. He said Muscatine is one of three cities in the nation selected for the study because of its stable school population. The children are faking part in the study to identify those factors which could lead to heart attacks, ; strokes, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes as j adults. 2-Way Choice for Fuel Tax Refunds DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Farmers and other nonhighway users of motor fuel would get the choice of ,' two ways of claiming fuel tax reimbursement, under a bill passed 88-5 by the Iowa House Monday. They could file quarterly applications for motor fuel z tax refunds now provided by law, or let it go until they <| filed their state income tax return and claim a fuel tax i- credit then. ^ The Senate-passed bill would have substituted the ?income tax credit for the present system of refunds. Rep. Lyle Stephens, R-LeMars, said the income tax ™ credit system, similar to the way the federal | government now operates, would eliminate a situation | under which many farmers and contractors now lose $ hundreds of thousands of dollars annually by failing to T file their quarterly refund applications on time. r The state might lose a little motor fuel revenue it now £ is getting but isn't entitled to, he said, but it would make up for the loss in administrative savings. | Stop Israeli Raids, jj Lebanon Asks ILN. '•, ' By The Associated Press \ Lebanon has asked the United Nations Security -; Council to take "appropriate and efficient means" to stop Israeli raids across the border, arguing that condemnation would not be enough. The council debated Monday for 2Vfe hdurs on Lebanon's complaint about an Israeli raid Friday night , on six Lebanese villages. Israel was retaliating for the attack by three Arab guerrillas the day before on the town of Qiryat Shmonah in which 18 Israelis and the three Arabs were killed. Foreign Minister Fouad Naffa of Lebanon told the 15-member council Israel would react with "indifference and contempt" to a condemnation. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy accused Israel of endangering the fragile Middle East truce by its actions in Lebanon and on the Syrian front. "Israel must choose between war and peace," he said. Sawhill Choice to Fill Energy Post WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon plans to name John C. Sawhill as the next federal energy chief to succeed William E. Simon, sources say. Sawhill, 37, who has been deputy administrator of the Federal Energy Office since it was formed last December, will take over after Simon is named secretary of the Treasury, probably later this week. Simon, however, is expected to still keep his hand in energy policy, with Sawhill running day-to-day operations. Sawhill's selection is somewhat of a surprise, especially because he contradicted Nixon on the extent of the energy crisis after the President held a news conference earlier this year. Air Fares to Rise WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher airline jet fuel costs have prompted a 6 per cent rise in fares for domestic air travel, the second air fare hike in the past five months. The second rate increase, which went into effect Monday, means a coast-to-coast one-way coach ticket now costs $187, compared with $168 before the initial hike last November. „' y. if. Liquor, Wildlife Bills Pass DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— The Iowa House accepted Senate amendments to two bills Monday, but refused to budge from its stance on another. Bills establishing nine new state liquor stores and setting civil penalties for unlawfully taking wildlife were sent to the governor, but a measure to give state merit employes a pay raise will have to go to conference committee. Both houses heard Ramon Roubideaux, Fort Pierson, S.D., chief counsel for the American Indian Movement. Roubideaux told legislators that Iowa Indians need meaningful input in the state Civil Rights Commission, which he says is primarily concerned with the problems of blacks. He urged the appointment of a state co-ordinator of Indian affairs. Gov. Robert Ray told newsmen he does not favor limiting the length of legislative sessions, but that combined with last year's session this is the longest General Assembly in history. He predicted that the assembly itself would eventually make some effort to limi session length if it contues to_meet longer. The House passed 88-5 a bill to allow farmers and other non-highway users of motor fuel the choice of quarterly reimbursement for-fuel tax credits or claiming credits annually on income tax returns. The House passed 80-0 a bill to allow the state highway commission and the state conservation commission to launch construction of a scenic Great River Road along the Mississippi River. Iowa would pay 30 per cent of the cost of the Iowa portion of the road which would follow the Mississippi from near the Canadian border to New Orleans. The Senate passed 47-0 a bill to make corrections in the election reform act which became law last year. The major purpose of the bill is to clarify sections that city and state election officials have said were unclear in the original act. That bill now goes to the House for action on amendments. Area Forecast Mostly fair and warmer through Wednesday. Lows Tuesday night lower 40s. Highs Wednesday around 70. Bridge Repair Project— Workmen for the Boyer Valley Construction Company, Denison, were busy Monday on the intersection of U.S. 30 and Grant Road here where the middle section of the bridge at the intersection is being replaced. That section of the bridge was built in the 1920s when the original paving on U.S. 30 was undertaken, according to Leo R. Clark, city works administrator. That section of the bridge was found to be deficient by the state Highway Commission. While the bridge work is under way, traffic has been detoured around the intersection. Clark said the Highway commission is paying the -Staff Photo cost of the bridge replacement, and the cost to repair damage done to the detour route. The two outside sections of the bridge were put in place in the 1950s when U.S. 30 was widened to four lanes. Patty Hearst Identified in Holdup SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI is hunting newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst on a material witness warrant which identifies her as a member of a heavily armed gang that robbed a bank and shot and a wounded two passers-by. Authorities said she may have been forced into taking part in the stickuo. Three other women previously linked to the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army were being sought on bank robbery charges after the holdup Monday. According to automatic photographs taken inside the bank and to accounts given by witnesses, nine persons were involved — the four women and an unidentified man who entered the bank and four persons who waited in one of two cars outside. The SLA claims it kidnaped Miss Hearst on Feb. 4. Miss Hearst was identified from photographs taken by hidden cameras, during the robbery. Pictures showed her with a U.S. Army carbine slung over her shoulder. A U.S. attorney recommended bail at $500,000 each for her and che three other women if they are caught. The FBI said the bandits took $10,960. Two cars in which the robbers fled were recovered nine blocks away, but £ search of a 20-block area by the FBI and police failed to turn up further clues. The material witness warrant was issued for Miss Hearst in the absence of specific evidence indicating she participated in the hold-up "of her own free will" and because she may have "been acting under duress and coercion," FBI Special Agent Chai'les W. Bates said. He told reporters, "We are not ruling out the possibility that she was a willing participant. On the other hand, there is evidence she was not." Bates said a photo showing her with a gun also showed that "there was a gun held by another person on her." U.S. Atty. James L. Brown- ing Jr. said, "If she was involved and investigation shows that, we're going to charge her as a bank robber. It is clear from the photographs she may have been acting under duress." It was the first word of Miss Hearst since an April 3 taped message from the SLA in which she scorned her parents Hearst, See Page 8 Special Meeting on Contracts is Set by County School Board All contracts tendered to county education personnel in March must be returned by Monday, April 22, and the board of education has called a special meeting for that night to take any action necessary on the contracts. All school personnel have been offered contracts with raises for the coming year except Superintendent Lyle 0. Tenold who has been under fire for what the board has called "negligence in regard to administrative duties." Tenold was offered a contract with a $500-a-year pay cut at the March 22 meeting and he refused to comment at that time whether he would accept the contract. Meeting in regular session Monday, the board accepted the resignation of Mary Purkeypile, special education work study teacher. Bruce Lombard, psychologist and newly-appointed special education director for the county, told the board Monday he feels Carroll County has a "good chance" of providing leadership for educational agencies in the area when the county system is phased out along lines set up by the Legislature. Lombard said he expects formal approval this week of a learning disabilities program for the county. The new program will cost approximately $60,000, but that money will be reimbursed to the county. • The learning disabilities program will offer help to students in the county who are not special education students, but have problems learning at the rate of other students. Marilyn Kent, a speech therapist with the county system, was appointed coordinator of language, speech and hearing services for the county system by the board. Miss Kent told the board a coordinator was needed in scheduling therapists and getting the maximum effort Board,See Page 8 4 No Sharp Food Rise is Likely' WASHINGTON (AP) -The Cost of Living Council is seeking to reassure consumers that food bills will not rise sharply in the months ahead as a result of the end of economic controls on retail and wholesale food sales. The council lifted price and wage controls from both the retail and wholesale food industries Monday, two weeks earlier than it had to. All of the administration's waning price controls program is scheduled to expire on April 30. But the council said that while some stores might increase prices, the decontrol would not have any over-all adverse impact on food prices during the remainder of the year. Actually, many consumers might hope for lower prices on the food shelf, since the cost of many agricultural products has been declining at the farm level for several weeks. But a decline in food prices at the retail level is not in the works either, council officials say. Kenneth Fedor, head of the council's *ood division, said retail prices probably will remain about the same as food stores seek to recover some of the profits lost in earlier months when farm prices were rising sharply. Although food prices rose 20 per cent last year and strained many a family food budget to the breaking point, the council said the retail food industry was not responsible. It said the industry generally complied very well with the administration's price control programs of the past 2 Viz years and that profitability of food retailers only began to recover last year after a general decline from 1969 through 1972. The council said of the $18 billion increase in consumer food expenditures last year, $12 billion went directly to pay for rising farm prices, $5.9 billion for higher costs of such items as transportation, wages and taxes, with only $100 million of the increase going to the food industry. Still subject to the administration's price control is much of the food manufacturing industry, including bakeries, the dairy industry, the cereal industry and processors of frozen foods. The canning industry was decontrolled previously. Only a few major industries remain subject to controls with only two weeks to go in the controls program. Keith, IDC Aide to Meet With Amtrak Officials Carroll businessman William D. Keith and Dr. Marvin Lind, assistant director of the Iowa Development Commission, will fly to Washington, D.C. Wednesday to meet with Federal Amtrak officials to discuss what procedures should be followed and what additional information should be gathered before presenting Amtrak with an official request to reestablish rail passenger service on the Chicago North Western Railway Co. line from Chicago through Iowa to connect with the Union Pacific line to the west coast. Keith has been seeking support for His proposal all along the proposed lines, primarily through newspaper publicity accompanied by questionnaires. Thousands ot the questionnaires have been returned to the Western Association of Rail Passengers (WARP) headquarters in Carroll. Keith's campaign got a big boost recently from Governor Cecil D. Andrus of Idaho. In a letter to Keith, Gov. Andrus said, "Under separate mailing I will be sending you approximately 2500 of the some 3 , 000 Amtrak questionnaires my office has received in response to an appeal I made in early March for a study on Amtrak usage if train service were established across southern Idaho. "...I have also enclosed a copy of my release of March 4 asking Idahoans to assist my offi'ce and the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission in helping Amtrak to estimate accurately the operating deficit of an Amtrak route across southern Idaho. I also made a special report on the progress of responses to the questionnaire at a March 21 meeting of the PNRC in Sun Valley." "As I indicated in my release, I very much would like to see Amtrak inundated with these responses. Needless to say, I am wholeheartedly supporting any and all efforts to restore rail passenger service to southern Idaho. Thus, it was my personal pleasure to lend the support and prestige of my office to the dissemination of a questionnaire similar to yours in the hopes of helping to achieve the objectives for which we are both working." "I look forward to working cooperatively with you in every way possible in order to restore passenger train service to southern Idaho. If there is anything else I can do to be of assistance, please let me know." Keith is now actively seeking similar endorsements from the governors of the other states that would also be served if the proposal is accepted by Amtrak. In an accompanying memorandum in which Gov. Andrus asked the people of Idaho to cooperate in filling out the questionnaires, he said the results would be helpful to determine potential usage, and said he has directed the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission "to launch a study of the feasibility of the Commission possibly picking up two-thirds of whatever deficit Amtrak might incur in operating rail passenger service across southern Idaho." "To that end, I am calling on the media, and particularly on newspapers, both daily and weekly, to assist me and the PNRC in tabulating the potential usage so that Amtrak will clearly know the demand for train service in southern Idaho. If all newspapers would publish this questionnaire I am sending them, Arhtrak will be able to Keith, SeePageS

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