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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 98 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa Thursday, April 25, 1974 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrirr Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 1 C ^ Single I3C Copy Armed Troops Take Over Lisbon Broadcast Stations LISBON, PORTUGAL, (AP) — Armed troops favoring a return to democracy and peace in Portugal's African tefritorities seized radio and television stations today, claimed to have overthrown the regime of Premier Marcello Caetano, and said they arrested him. LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Armed troops seized radio and television stations in Lisbon early today and claimed to have won power from the regime of Premier Marcello Caetano. But an official at the Foreign Ministry said, "It is not true that the government has surrendered. There is an attempt to take over the government and the situation is confused." A 12-minute round of machine-gun fire was heard in the neighborhood of the Plaza de Commercio, Lisbon's main square, around noon. Diplomatic dispatches reaching London said tanks of Portugal's 7th Cavalry Regiment were deployed there, and that some civilians were wounded. The regiment was one which evidently had not joined the rebels. There was no indication available immediately as to who fired first or how an apparent confrontation began. According to diplomatic dispatches reaching London, the rebels, styling themselves "The National Junta of Salvation," pledged to work for the restoration of civil and democratic rights in Portugal, work for peace in Portugal's African territories and run the country transitionally pending national elections for a constitution-writing assembly. They said the junta had seven members, but did not immediately identify them. The rebels spoke of the failure of the Portuguese system after 13 years to formulate an overseas policy that would produce peace between Portuguese "of all races and creeds." TEe'ir proclamation al'so spoke of the need "to clean up" Portugal's institutions, to eliminate what it called "the illegal acts which the abuse of power has legalized." The proclamation also was said to have declared that the movement of the armed forces would "complete a program of salvation" for Portugal and Over 90 Artists Enter Show Here Entries from more than 90 artists have been received for the Fifth annual Sidewalk Amateur Art Show here Saturday, April 27. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the sidewalks and in Westgate Mall in downtown Carroll. It is sponsored by the Carroll Chamber of Commerce. Warren D. Morlan is show chairman. The show is divided into adult and student divisions. Students must be 18 years old and younger. Entries have been received from such distant points as South Sioux City, Neb., Des Moines, Sioux City, Spencer, Fort Dodge. Guthrie Center, Boone, Ames. West Bend. Estherville, Gillet. Grove and Cherokee. Entries will be divided according to media: acrylics, oils, water colors, prints, sketches, and three-dimension, such as sculpture pottery, ceramics and wood carving. In addition to the many displays there will be several demonstrations conducted by artists themselves. Already promised is a pottery throwing demonstration and woodcarving. Several artists will paint during the show. Another demonstration expected to attract considerable interest is a portable puppet theater which will be operated by Mr. and Mrs. Dave Leach of Des Moines. Mrs. Leach is the former Dorlna Schoeppner of Coon Rapids. The theater will be in Westgzlte Mall and shows will beat 10. 11:30. 1:30 and 3. Each one will be about 15 to 20 minutes long and will portray the stories of "Aesop and His Animal Crackers" and "The Sting" plus other short acts. The shows will be free of charge. All exhibitors are asked to report to the east entrance of Westgate Mall between 9 and 10 Saturday morning. Exhibit space will be assigned on a first-come basis. Many of art works on display will also be offered for sale. The show judges will be Elizabeth Anne Rogers of Clarinda and Dennis Dykema of Storm Lake. Fire in Bar; 12 Evacuated AMES, Iowa (AP)—Fire damaged the bar and kitchen Thursday at the Cave Inn nightspot in Ames, forcing evacuation of about 12 persons from apartments on the upper floor of the three-story structure. Apartment manager James Martin, 27, was found unconscious in a hallway, and was carried to safety by a policeman. Hits Raises — Outrageous is how Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wis.) has described salary increases for many top American corporate executives. Proxmire claims that while most American wage earners have been held to 5.5 per cent salary increases in accordance with Cost of Living guidelines, corporate executives have been receiving hikes ranging from 20 to 50 per cent. RECORD PRIME RATE NEW YORK (AP) - More than 10 major commercial banks, including the world's largest, have raised their prime lending rate to a record 10'/ 2 percent. Scout Cleanup Project — -Staff Photo All Carroll Cub and Boy Scouts will receive plastic bags such as the ones shown here on Saturday for use in the annual Keep America Beautiful campaign. Donation of the bags for deposit of litter is part of a national program of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. They have been supplied locally for the past four years. From left are Mike Bennett, a Boy Scout from troop 102, James Pietig, manager of the company here, and Bob Warnke, a Webelos of troop 100. Scouts will meet at the court house at 9 a.m. Saturday. Cub Scouts and their leaders will then clean up the areas around the churches, schools, parks and the court house. The older scouts will be in charg'5 of picking up trash along Swan Lake. would restore to the nation the civil liberties it had lost. The junta said it would exercise power of government only temporarily — until there could be nationwide elections for an assembly that would be charged with writing a new consitution. Reports said the revolt had the support of 29 regiments and that most of the leaders were young majors and captains. Moving swiftly in the predawn darkness and benfiting by surprise the rebels took over the studios of Emissora Nacional, the national radio station, the studio of the Portuguese radio and television, and the studio of a private radio station. Radio Clube Portugues in the city proper. Others in the coup Kennedy's Popularity in Big Dip BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has suffered a dramatic dip in support for the 1976 presidential nomination among Democratic party leaders, according to a survey by the Christian Science Monitor. The survey published today shows that only 38 per cent of the 103 state party chairmen and national committeemen who responded see the Massachusetts Democrat as a front-runner for 1976. compared with 77 per cent who considered Kennedy the front runner in a similar survey which drew 98 respondents last November. The Monitor said Watergate was the biggest factor in Kennedy's slipping popularity. Democratic leaders who have changed their minds seem convinced the party needs a "Mr. Clean" as a candidate and ihat Chappaquiddick will rule out Kennedy as a contender, the Monitor said. Chappaquiddick refers to an accident in 1969 in which a car driven by Kennedy plunged into a tidal pond on Chappaquiddick Island. Mass., killing a passenger with the senator, Mary Jo Kopechne. "Kennedy's blemishes now stand out because of Watergate,'' the newspaper quoted one Midwestern Democrat as saying. "If he is nominated, he will be haunted by Chappaquiddick. He's the wrong man for the times." Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., emerged as a strong runner-up for the nomination in the new survey as the first choice among 25 per cent of the Democratic leaders, followed by Sen. Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., with 17 per cent, the Monitor said. Area Forecast Partly cloudy and mild Thursday night, lows in mid 50s. Considerable cloudiness Friday, highs in upper 70s to lower 80s.. apparently seized a transmitter of Radio Clube Portugues about 30 miles southeast of Lisbon on the other side of the Tagus River. Shortly after the seizure tlie armed groups began broadcasting from Radio Clube, urging troops and national guardsmen and police to avoid bloodshed and urging the populace to remain at home. The broadcast said that a 'military movement" under the leadership of thee armed forces was liberating Portugal from its present regime. Activity throughout the city appeared generally normal. Despite the appeals to stay at home, traffic appeared as dense as ever, streetcars and buses were operating, and most of the shops were open. However, banks were closed, and fewer people appeared on sidewalks. Lisbon airport was closed, and no ships were permitted to leave Lisbon harbor. Reports reaching officials in London said the rebels called on Gen. Antonio Spinola, ousted recently from his post of deputy chief of staff, to join thorn. This suggested the rebels were prepared to identify themselves with the views exoressed by Spinola about ne^d for a radical change in Portugal's AfMcan policies. On March 13 about 200 army officers tried to enter Lisbon with an armored column, but troops loyal to Caetano turned them back, and they were arrested. Those dissidents were protesting the war to preserve Portuguese rule in its African colonies and also demanding more freedom for the Portuguese at home. Tanker Explodes; One Killed GLE N WOOD, Iowa (AP)—An explosion involving a gasoline tank truck and a water truck Thursday near Glenwood killed Harry R. Henderson, 51, Grinnell, and injured another trucker. The accident happened at the site of a Carlson Construction Co. project to construct a ramp on a new U.S. 34 expressway bypass around the west central Mills County community. Authorities said Henderson, a Carlson employe, was driving a water truck containing a 500-_gallon barrel, wHen it collided on the expressway with the Ruan Transport Co. gasoline tanker operated by Russell Romans, 40, Fort Calhoun, Neb. Romans was hospitalized in good condition at a Council Bluffs hospital for treatment of burns on the face and arms, lacerations and abrasions. Authorities said that fire broke out after the collision, and Henderson tried to extinguish the flames. But the transport exploded, killing Henderson and injuring Romans. Class Plants Trees — The seventh grade science class of James Billings at Holy Spirit School planted two silver maple trees in front of the school Wednesday afternoon. The class donated the trees to Sewage Measure Approved A bill to appropriate more than $2.9 million for sewage treatment works plants in Iowa, including seven communities in the Carroll area, has received final legislative approval by the Iowa house. The House passed the bill 8210 and sent it to the governor Wednesday'after soundly def e a t i n g amove by conservative legislators to cut off any future state grants for sewage treatment works construction. Carroll's share of the funds is $10,390. Allocated to other cities and towns in this section are Breda, $6,530; Coon Rapids, $15,980: Jefferson. $45,970; Sac City. $28.010; Bayard, $9,150 and Shelby, $5,900. Rep. Richard Welden. R-Iowa Falls, proposed amending the bill to pay only $778,430 in sewage works construction projects in the cities of Davenport, Bettendorf, Riverdale and Panorama Park. The amendment, which was sponsored by the House Appropriations Committee, would have placed $2 million in the state's municipal assistance fund to be distributed on a per capita basis to all Iowa cities in lieu of sewage works construction grants. Welden called the bill "pork barrel legislation" and said that without the amendment there will be no end to the continuing grants in future years. He said the money in the municipal assistance fund could be used by local communities for almost any public purpose, including sewage works. He said determining every Funds, See Page 2 the school. The superintendent, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Leo F. Lenz, not pictured, was present for the planting. In the morning, the class -Staff Photo presented a mass with a theme of ecology. Jane Otto and Christine Cawley, two of the seventh graders, gave speeches on ecology during the mass. Urge Dropping Some Charges WASHINGTON (AP) — The staff of the House Judiciary Committee today recommended dropping a number of impeachment charges against President Nixon and said the committee should concentrate on Watergate, Nixon's taxes and contributions to his re-election campaign. The report, it accepted, would be the basis for the presentation of evidence to the committee, which is scheduled to begin May 7. Most of the charges that would be dropped under the recommendation relate to allegations of White House use of executive agencies for political purposes. Case to Jury NEW YORK (AP) - The fate of John N. Mitchell and Maurice H. Stans. described by the government as men who sat at the head of government and thought "they were above the law," goes into the hands of the jury today. U.S. District Court Judge Lee P. Gagliardi planned to instruct the panel of nine men and three women as soon as Asst. U.S. Atty. John Wing concluded the final 90 minutes of his summation of the government's case against the first present or former Cabinet officers to face criminal charges in half a century. Raids to Continue UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Israel says it will continue to raid southern Lebanon in retaliation for guerrilla attacks from there despite the United Nations Security Council's seventh condemnation of such action. The council on Wednesday night adopted a resolution condemning Israel for its April 12 raid on six Lebanese villages in retaliation for the guerrilla massacre of 18 Israelis the day before in the village of Qiryat Shmona. Lebanon said the Israelis killed three civilians and kidnaped 13 others. Food Problems MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet press today charged that bad weather and inefficiency on the farms were causing widespread delays in sowing vital spring crops. Pravda, the leading Communist party daily, acknowledged that "the cold and rainy spring has introduced problems" but went on to castigate many farmers for mismanagement of their mechanical teams and "permitting delays" in the sowing. DOT, Without Truck Rider, Before Senate DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A compromise bill to create a state Department of Transportation (DOT) — without a twin-trailer truck rider — was before the Senate Thursday. A House-Senate conference committee gave formal approval to the compromise late Wednesday with one Democrat each from the House and Senate committees refusing to sign the report, approved 4-1 by each group. Rep. Carl Nielsen, O-Altoona, contended the committee was "passing over an issue" in not allowing 65-foot twin-trailer trucks on Iowa highways. Sen. Lowell Junkins, D-Montrose, said the measure would only create "a million-dollar monster" bureaucracy. The DOT has long been a priority of Gov. Robert Ray who contends all agencies dealing with transportation in Iowa should be placed under one umbrella to insure coordination in transportation planning. But Ray had threatened to veto the measure if it came to him with the long-truck rider as passed by the House. Ray, who vetoed a twin-trailer truck measure earlier in the year has consistently contended a DOT is needed to study the twin-trailer truck situation before the longer ones are allowed on Iowa highway. Currently, 60-tooY twin- trailer trucks are permitted. The compromise bill would allow the DOT to set rules on truck length. Those rules would be sent to the legislature each January and if not disallowed would go into effect the following May 1. The proposal would increase the allowable length for one classification of trucks — cattle trucks — from 55 feet to. 60 feet. Ray previously said .this would be acceptable to him since cattle trucks usually have a destination within Iowa and would not use the state as a bridge between two other states — one of his concerns about longer twin-trailer units. The conference committee also included in its report the so-called border cities bill previously passed by the Senate and pending in the House. That provision would allow trucks from neighboring states to enter border cities to load and unload even if they were longer or heavier than allowed by Iowa if the local city council agreed. The border city provision was designed primarily to assist the Sioux City stockyards in receiving livestock shipments from neighboring states. Before the conference committee made a final decision on the compromise, the provisions were presented to the governor. Ray, who said he had not studied the measure's wording, said he was optimistic about the compromise. Rep. Robert A. Krause, D- Fenton, a member of the committee, said he was signing it reluctantly and predicted it would have a tough time in the House "due to the governor's short-sightedness and bull-headedness." But Rep. Lester Menke, R- Calumet, said "if the governor is willing to accept this, he made some concessions." And Sen. Karl Nolin, D-Ralston said "Maybe not everyone is happy with it, but I think it (the compromise) is a miracle."

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