Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 18, 1974 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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Iov\a a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 92 Return Postage Gunranteod Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, April 18, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrior Boy Each Kv<!tiin« for BOc Per Week Single Copy Amtrak Outlook Brightens There is an "outside chance" that an experimental Amtrak railroad passenger service route will be established between Chicago and the west coast in 1974, but the outlook is much better for 1975, W. D. Keith of Carroll told The Daily Times Herald by telephone from Washington, D.C. Thursday morning. Keith and Dr. Marvin Lind, assistant director of the Iowa Development Commission, Likes Children — 'C.S.M. Photo Judy Twit, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Twit of Carroll and a graduate of Kuemper High school here, is doing extensive practicum work with children both at the Jewish Community Center and the Downtown YMCA in Omaha. She is a junior recreation major at the College of St. Mary, Omaha. ''I love children..watching them grow and learn..," says Judy, shown above with some of her charges. She will receive a B.S. degree in recreation. House Sticks to its DOT Bill Version DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— The Iowa House has voted 82-9 to stick by its version of a bill to create a state Department of Transportation (DOT), which includes a rider to allow 65-foot double bottom trucks. The action sends the bill to a conference committee to work out the differences between the Senate and House versions. Gov. Robert Ray has said that although the DOT is his top legislative priority, he might veto the bill if the long truck provision is attached.. A House-massed measure to prohibit distribution of obscene materials to minors got the approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But the committee voted unanimously Wednesday to amend the measure to include sections to outlaw indecent exposure and lascivious acts with minors under age 16. The bill is a result of recent Iowa Supreme Court rulings in which two of Iowa's obscenity statutes were declared unconstitutional. A bill to establish a state elevator code and require inspection of elevators was passed 43-4 by the Senate and sent to the House. The bill came as a result of deaths and injuries to lowans in several elevator accidents, which culminated in the death of a small boy in a Des Moines department store last fall. Iowa communties would receive aid for sewer construction under measure met for three hours Wednesday with officials of the Department of Transportation and Amtrak. Keith said DOT Secretary Brinegar will make the final decision on the 1974 experimental route in the next four to six weeks. The decision is expected to be announced Julyl. The Carroll businessman reported that both DOT and Amtrak officials were Looks Elsewhere CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — President Anwar Sadat said today Russia "has hesitated for the past six months to respond to some of our arms requests, and accordingly I have ordered the armed forces to look for arms sources from others and this has already been implemented." He spoke before a joint meeting of the Arab Socialist Union and People's Assembly. The address was carried by Cairo radio. Sadat described the Soviet failure to supply the requested arms as "a misunderstanding for which I find no reason. We still seek their friendship and want it but let it be known we base our friendship on our interests and principles ..." Sadat added that "the misunderstanding with the Soviet Union may be caused because of our new friendly approaches with the United States." Higher Prices WASHINGTON (AP) — Director John T. Dunlop of the Cost of Living Council says an estimated 13.6 per cent increase in costs for the nation's steel firms will result in sharply rising steel prices. "We expect prices to increase substantially.' Dunlop told a news conference Wednesday. Steel companies will be free to raise prices without government interference when wage and price controls expire April 30. • We think there will be rather substantial inflationary pressures in the economy growing out of steel prices," Dunlop said. ' Search approved 47-0 by the Senate and sent to the House. The measure would appropriate $2.9 million in aid. It is designed to replace a bill debated and dropped earlier in the session. Prisoners who are not serving life sentences would be granted furloughs of up to 14 days by the Iowa Department of Social Services under a bill passed 36-7 by the Senate. The bill is similar to another one vetoed by Gov. Ray earlier in the session which allowed furloughs to inmates serving life sentences. Ray said he thought the legislature was going too far in granting furloughs to prisoners with life sentences. The House has acted to end "double taxation" of dogs Owned by city dwellers. On a 45-38 vote, the House put into law a provision that if the owner of a dog is required to buy a city license, the county can't license the same animal, too. The provision was contained in an amendment to a bill which would permit the county assessor, rather than the auditor, to take charge of issuing dog licenses. Area Forecast Some increase in cloudiness Thursday night, lows .in upper 40s. Partly cloudy, windy and a little warmer Friday, highs 75 to 80. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mayor Joseph L. Alioto has appealed to blacks to cooperate if they are stopped on city streets for identification and possible search by police hunting for the "Zebra" killers. "Extraordinary situations like this call for extraordinary measures," Alioto told reporters Wednesday. "We will be stopping a number of people who fit a certain profile — a lot of them innocent. "Mass murderers are simply roaming the streets of San Francisco, killing people at random without any real motive or without any real sense. This can't be investigated as a regular murder." Coal Bill Loses DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Gov. Robert Ray hopes to talk to Republican senators and "anyone else who will listen" to persuade them to reconsider an experimental coal mine bill. The Senate late Wednesday voted 23-26 to defeat the measure that would appropriate $5.5 million for an experimental coal mine project. But Senate majority leader Clifton Lamborn.R-Maquoketa filed a motion to reconsider. "There is so much potential to solve" Iowa's energy problem, Ray said Thursday. He said 1.8 per cent of Iowa's energy now is produced in the state and the industry will not be able to use natural gas in four years. A Surprise WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon arranged a surprise meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy today as fighting continued on the slopes of strategic Mt. Hermon and along the Golan Heights in the Middle East. Fahmy came from New York, where he was attending sessions of the United Nations, for the late-morning Oval Office meeting with Nixon. Fahmy has been one of Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's main contacts in the U.S. effort to arrange a permanent Middle East peace. impressed with the Iowa presentation. "They said that we have shown the most enthusiasm and by far the largest private citizens' endorsement that they have seen so far and that we should apply for the 1974 route," Keith said. "If we do not get that, they said we should stand an excellent chance of getting the 1975 experimental route. The main block to the 1974 application, Keith said, is Ohio Prizes and Fun in 6 Walk' Prizes and entertainment have been planned for participants in the American Lung Association walk-a-thon in Carroll on May 4. A 10-speed bicycle will be awarded to the walker who obtains the most money from his sponsors. The local school having the most participants per capita will receive a trophy. The walk will begin at the First United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There will be two check points along the 20-mile city route, the St. Paul Lutheran Church and South Side Park. First aid and refreshments will be available at the check points. Escort for the walk will be provided by a police car. Communication cars along the route will have radio contact. Nurses will be available during the walk. After the hike concludes at the Methodist church, a meal will be served to the walkers at the church parking lot. according to Jenni Severin and Peggy Boes. walk chairmen. The food will be donated bv local grocery stores. Organizers plan that a rock band will provide Prizes, See Page 8 Sen. Taft's application for a Boston to Chicago route, serving mainly Cleveland, 0., which he said is the only major city in the U.S. without any railroad passenger service. "What we need to do now," Keith said, "is to obtain the endorsements of every Chamber of Commerce, every City Council or mayor, every governor and congressman in the nine states of our proposed route." The nine states are Illinois. Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Nevada and California. Keith also said the transportation officials were highly impressed by community pledges to help Amtrak, mainly by patronage, restoration of terminal facilities and personnel. Keith said the Iowa proposal is to route Amtrak passenger trains over the North Western and Union Pacific —Staff Photo $341 to Center — Donovan Prior, center, and Dr. Lynn Curry, right, both of Carroll and members of the couples winter bridge marathon, presented a $341 check to the Developmental Center for Handicapped Children Wednesday night at a party climaxing the marathon. Accepting the check was Bruce Lombard, left. chairman of the board of directors of the center. The winter bridge marathon, which involved two women's groups and a couples group, raised a total of $677.27 for the center. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Sernett of Carroll will head next year's winter marathon. Congressmen Off on Trips at Expense of the Taxpayers WASHINGTON (AP) While Congress is in recess, nearly four dozen senators and representatives are traveling overseas at taxpayer expense — "feeding at the trough" as one State Department official put it. Many are accompanied by their wives. The legislators are members of delegations to international conferences in Romania, Malaysia, Korea and Taiwan. Their itineraries also include stops in Paris, Athens. Istanbul, Singapore and Hong Kong. They travel in Air Force planes, and at each stop are eligible for $75 a day spending money. On two of the trips, the congressional delegations will • meet with legislators from other countries to "talk and pass resolutions on international topics of the day." said the State Department official who asked not to be named. A third group will look on as observers while outg o i n g Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz participates in the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Kuala Lurrpur, Malaysia. On all three trips, some wives are going along "for protocol reasons." said an aide to Rep. Melvin Price, D-,111. Price and his wife are part of a 50-person delegation headed by House Majority Leader Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, D-Mass., attending interparliamentary con- ferences in South Korean and Taiwan. Asked why the State Department would not release unclassified information relating to travel at public expense, one department official explained that "their first allegiance is to the congressmen, and you don't want to be running around advertising that your principals are feeding at the trough." railroad lines. He said one news service erroneously had quoted the proposal as also including the Milwaukee line. If the experimental route is approved as presented by Keith and Dr. Lind, railroad passenger service through Carroll and other area cities would be restored. The lowans told the federal officials that they have 70,000 names on petitions calling for establishment of the Amtrak, See Page 8 3 Busing Proposals Defeated DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— The Iowa Senate defeated three amendments Thursday and continued debate on a bill to appropriate $4.4 million to furnish transportation for students in private schools. The measure would require public school systems to furnish transportation for children attending nonpublic schools. It would use $4.4 million appropriated by the legislature one year ago for the Auxiliary Services Act. That law requires public schools to furnish such services as special education and library services to the private schools. The money has not been spent because of a law suit filed in federal court in Des Moines. The suit is still pending, but proponents of the issue now feel the last year's measure will be declared unconstitutional. The busing bill proposes to appropriate $2.2 million for actual busing expenses—up to $40 annually per student—and $2.2 million to purchase additional buses that may be needed. Amendments defeated included one by Sen. Elizabeth Shaw, R-Davenport, which would have given money directly to private schools instead of to public schools. Mrs. Shaw said her local school superintendents do not want to be involved in transporting private school students. Her amendment would have given the money directly to the private schools, and allowed them to contract with either public schools or private transportation agencies. But Sen. Gene Kennedy, D- Dubuque, said the amendment would render the bill unconstitutional because funds would go directly to private schools rather than to public schools. No Chance 55 Speed Limit Will Be Raised Soon DES MOINES, Iowa (API- There is little hope of any immediate relaxation of the 55- mile-per-hour highway speed limit decreed by Congress, members of the Iowa congressional delegation told the Iowa Legislature Wednesday. But Rep. Neal Smith, D-Iowa, said "in another year, I think you might see some relaxation" if the petroleum shortage continues to ease. Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa, and four congressional representatives accepted the legislature's invitation to meet and discuss state problems. On hand were Clark, Smith, and Reps. John Culver, D- lowa; Edward Mezvinsky, D- lowa; and Wylie Mayne, R- lowa. Rep. William Scherle, R- lowa, sent a message saying other commitments prevented his attendence but he would visit the legislature Thursday. The congressmen first addressed a joint session of the Senate and House, at which they answered written questions submitted to them. Later each held informal meetings with legislators and interested citizens. Addressing the joint session, Clark noted that one state senator proposed earlier this year that congressional salaries be paid out of the state treasury to assure more responsiveness to the legislature, but he said that might not work very well. "The federal government would of course reciprocate by paying state salaries," Clark quipped. "We'd get our money right away, but yours would be impounded." The main thrust of the meeting, Clark said, "is to find out how we can work together." Culver said one area where improved communications would be helpful is when federal grants are available to the state and legislative action is needed for Iowa to participate. "We can do a far better job of advising you when you need to take action to assure participation in federal funds,"he said. Culver said legislators' comments on how federal programs are working also would be helpful. "I think Congress does far too good a job sometimes in enacting legislation and an execrable job of oversight to see how programs are working and to see that the congressional intent is being carried out." Culver said. Mezvinsky said he was concerned that Iowa get back more of the money lowans pay in federal taxes. He said Iowa receives less per capita than many metropolitan areas. He said some states have ''lobbying arms" in Washington and suggested perhaps Iowa should have one too. Smith said he believes there will be expansion of Amtrak rail passenger service, and that a decision may be coming soon on the proposed merger of the Rock Island and Union Pacific Railroads, which has been dragging on for nearly a decade before the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). Walk-a-thon Trophies — -Staff Photo Jenni Severin. left, and Peggy Boes, chairmen of the American Lung Association walk-a-thon to be held in Carroll on May 4, display the trophy and 10 speed bicycle that participants can win. The bicycle, exhibited in the front window of the old J.C. Penney store, will be awarded to the walker who turns in the most money. The local school having the most participants per capita in the walk will receive the trophy. The bicycle was donated by the Young Adults Club and a local retail store.

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