Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 1, 1974 · Page 1
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a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 103 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, May 1, 1974 — Eighteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evnnlng for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy c 'V and S W The City of Carroll will have cable television. A "surprisingly" large voter turnout here Tuesday approved issuing a franchise to the Carroll Cable Company to provide cable television to the city. In the special election 705 persons voted in favor of the cable TV franchise and 307 voted against the proposal for a 69.66 per cent approval. The proposal needed only 50 per cent approval to pass. Paul Collison, Carroll, a representative of the Carroll Cable Company, said Wednesday he was "pleased and quite surprised" by the amount of local interest shown Credit Measure Approved DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— A measure to rewrite Iowa credit laws and raise maximum interest charges on credit accounts was approved 33-16 by the Senate early Wednesday and sent to the House. Voting for the bill were Senator Karl Nolin (D-Ralston) and Rep. William P. Winkelman (R.-Lohrville). Final passage came at 12:45 a.m. as the Senate worked through the early night hours to complete what leaders called the last priority bill scheduled to face initial Senate action this session. The action came after the Senate settled on a maximum of 18 per cent interest for revolving charge accounts and 15 per cent interest on closed-end credit. Several Democrats voted against the measure saying the higher interest rates outweighed consumer protection provisions of the bill. "The major imput of this bill is to raise interest rates." said Sen. Earl Willits. D-Des Moines, as he urged rejection of the bill. "Don't hide behind the crumbs of consumer protection the bill provides." But Sen. Ralph McCartney. R-Charles City, called the bill a realistic approach to consumer protection and a measure that will help hold down retail costs for those who pay cash. Sen. John Murray, R-Ames, said sections of the bill to prohibit discriminating on loans and credit because of sex or marital status "a tremendous positive step forward." The Senate rejected 28-19 an amendment by Sen. George Kinley, D-Des Moines, which would have set the maximum interest for all retail charge accounts at 15 per cent. Instead, the Senate went along with the Senate Commerce Committee's recommendation of 18 per cent interest on the first $500 of revolving charge account purchases and 15 per cent on amounts above $500. The recommendation also included setting 15 per cent as the maximum interest for all closed-end accounts. Revolving charge accounts are basically credit card accounts, on which new purchases are added to previous balances. in the cable television proposal. "The large voter turnout surprised us and many other people for such a non-controversial issue in terms of money being sepnt." Collison said. "I think the results show that people in Carroll are interested in receiving a variety in terms of station selection, and feel it is an indication people in Carroll want better television," he added. Persons who voted by machine Tuesday gave the issue 68.38 per cent approval, while the absentee voters gave the measure 100 per cent approval — voting 41 to 0 in favor. Collison said the Carroll cable TV issue is the first cable television issue to win approval in Iowa for over a year. But there remains a large amount of work to be done before cable television here is a reality. Collison said. The first step to be taken, he said, is for the Carroll Cable Company to receive a certificate of compliance from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The cable company representative praised City Attorney Ronald Schechtman for the ordinance he wrote regarding cable television. Color Scheme Kathy A. Swearingen of Carroll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Swearingen, and a senior at the University of Northern Iowa, develops a color scheme while studying the blueprints for a new junior high school. A home economics major at UNI, Kathy spent nine weeks assisting at the Waterloo architectural firm of Stenson and Warm. Inc. Her experience was part of the pre-professional program required of all home ec majors. She will graduate in May and because of her work experience, she says she is considering attending graduate school to study architecture. Guard Will Haul Big Refuse Items Collison said Schechtman did a "remarkable job" in writing an ordinance which will be workable under the city code and yet meets the FCC guidelines. Because the ordinance follows the FCC guidelines, Collison said he feels the certificate of compliance will be given within three months and possibly sooner. An engineering crew will be brought to Carroll to design a cable map of the city which "will cause the least inconvenience to the people of Carroll," Collison said. The engineers will also monitor signal strengths coming to the city to decide on a suitable Honor for Breda Woman Mrs. E. R. Henning of Breda will be honored Thursday, May 2, at the annual Omaha Chamber of Commerce Rural Homemaker's Leadership Recognition Day program. The purpose of Thursday's program is to recognize nearly 100 women from Iowa. Nebraska, and Kansas for their leadership roles in their home communities. The program is also intended to give urban and rural women a chance to become better acquainted personally and with each other's interests and concerns. Mrs. Henning is currently chairman of the Carroll County Home Economics Committee. The committee is concerned with providing educational information and Residents of Carroll will have an opportunity this Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, to clean out their basements and garages and have the large items hauled away for them. Carroll residents who are members of the Iowa National Guard, 2nd Battalion, 133rd Mechanical Infantry Support Co. located at Denison, will be in Carroll on those dates with their heavy equipment to aid residents in discarding large items. Jim Fraser, local representative of the Denison unit, said they will be most location for the cable television tower. Collison said the cable television operation will probably not use a tower which is already in existence. Carroll residents will not be contacted about subscribing to cable television until the actual construction phase of the project is under way. Response to cable TV has been good, Collison said, and some people have already indicated they want to be hooked into the system. Collison, who describes himself as an optimist, said if everything goes well the company hopes to be receiving pictures at its tower by Christmas. Another step which must be taken is negotiating contracts with the Iowa Public Service Compan.v and Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for the use of transmission poles. Collison said the contracts will be negotiated with the state and local management levels of the two companies. The Carroll Cable Company and the City Council have both assured Carroll residents that cable television will not disrupt operation of the CAT system here. Mayor William S. Farner said Wednesday ''I'm sure this city administration will always try to give Carroll people the best free television available. I can't foresee any future administration being in a position to change that." SCRANTON — Voters in the Scranton Consolidated School District Tuesday gave resounding approval to a $40,000 bond issue proposal for repair work to the kindergarten through twelfth grade school building here. The issue gained 186 favorable votes and 11 unfavorable votes for an overwhelming 94.42 per cent approval. The issue needed a 60 per cent favorable vote to pass. Scranton Superintendent Ingvert Appel said the number of voters "was about what we had expected" and said the board of education had hoped for the large favorable percentage. Appel said the bond issue was "non-controversial" and added there was no visible opposition before the voting. The $40,000 will be spent for a new roof and new windows in the older portion of the school building and to remodel the library in the building. School officials said the library has been damaged because of the faulty roof on the old building. Also included in the repair work is the replacement of Elections, See Page 2 happy to pick up such items as davenports, old stoves, mattresses and other items that are too large for the local refuse haulers to handle. Fraser said that they plan to work on the north side of Highway 30 on Saturday and the south side on Sunday. Anyone interested and who has items to be picked up, may call the the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, 792-4383 before Saturday, and leave name and address. Fraser said this is the National Guard's contribution to the clean-up campaign now going on in Carroll. Nixon Looks to People For Scandal Vindication Mrs. E. R. Henning programs dealing with family living in cooperation with the Carroll County Extension Service and Iowa State University. Mrs. Bonnie Schubert. Extension home economist, will accompany Mrs. Henning to Omaha. Rep. R. G. Miller, Rockwell Citv. Dies •/ y INDIANOLA. Iowa (API- State Rep. R.G. "Hap" Miller of Rockwell City died Tuesday evening of an apparent heart attack. Miller, 64, suffered the attack at his residence in Indianola, where'he was living during the legislative session. A first-term Democrat, he represented District 47 which includes parts of Calhoun, Carroll. Greene. Pocahontas and Sac counties. Miller was a retired teacher, coach and farmer and still owned a 330 acre farm near Rockwell City. "Representative Hap Miller had won the respect and hearts of all of us," said Rep. Dale Cochran, D-Eagle Grove, House Democratic floor leader. "We admired this man for his honest and true convictions, for his winning personality and for being the type of person you could depend upon." Miller had been an athletic director, coach and political science teacher for 16 years in high schools and 15 years in college. Born in Bahlgren, 111., Miller was a graduate of Zearing High School, received a bachelor's degree from Iowa State Teachers College (now Northern Iowa) in 1936 and did graduate work at the University of Denver and University of Nevada. He also was a charter member of the Iowa High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame and a member of the Iowa Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon is looking to the American people for vindication in Watergate, while House impeachment investigators meet tonight to decide their next move in the quest for White House evidence. A majority of the House Judiciary Committee evidently was dissatisfied with the edited White House transcripts the President delivered Tuesday in lieu of tapes of 42 presidential conversations the committee had subpoenaed. The panel's Democratic majority planned to stop short of a demand for enforcement of the subpoena in favor of seeking bipartisan support for a statement declaring Nixon had failed to comply with it. It was clear from the time Nixon disclosed his transcript plan Monday night that the support he sought was beyond the Capitol: that his goal was to persuade the American public that he had no advance knowledge of the Watergate break-in or the cover-up and that he was providing investigators with the full story of his role. But. even as the transcripts were delivered to the com- mittee, the President's lawyers were making plans to go to court Thursday to seek to quash a subpoena issued at the request of special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Jaworski is seeking tapes and documents relating to 64 presidential conversations he says are needed as evidence for prosecution and defense in the forthcoming Watergate coverup trial. In addition, the Judiciary Committee has requested, by letter, still other tapes covering the Watergate cover-up, the ITT antitrust settlement and Nixon campaign contributions from the dairy industry. For all the 1,308 blue-bound pages of presidential transcripts, uncertainties remained about what the President knew, and when, and what he intended to be done. It was, as Nixon's lawyers and the President himself had said, a document marked by ambiguities. The words that were spoken created a picture of a President feeling increasingly embattled and frustrated.by a scandal, the disclosure of which he considered inevitable but which he hoped to control. Prepare for Walk-a-Thon — It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work by volunteers to make a successful walk-a-thon, and that work has been in progress for the American Lung Association Walk-a-thon scheduled for May 4. The volunteers (above) have been preparing envelopes for each participating walker which say "thank you" and give instructions on what to do with money collected from the walk. Volunteers seated from left: Randy Vohs, Jenni Severin, Mark O'Leary and Peggy Boes. Standing, from left: Bob Rogers, Patty Wagner, Cindy Berger, Joyce Masching, Gail Winker and Robert Wiebers. And they showed Nixon considering many alternatives, including the payment of hush money to the original Watergate conspirators. The transcripts covered conversations between Sept. 15,1972, and April 27,1973. But the critical meetings were these: —Sept. 15, 1972, the day indictments were returned in the Watergate break-in case. Nixon met with White House counsel John W. Dean III, later to become the President's chief accuser before the Senate Watergate committee. —March 17,1973, the day the President learned that members of the White House plumbers unit, set up to trace leaks of classified information, had engineered the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Custodial Care Bill is Passed DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— The Iowa Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill that would increase payments for custodial and nursing home care for the low-income elderly. The bill approved Tuesday would earmark $175,000 for the remainder of this year, and $2.97 million for the next fiscal year to increase custodial home care. The measure would raise the current $6.15 payment to $8.15 per day. It would let the Department of Social Services raise the current maximum of $11.47 for nursing home care to $15 daily. The bill was passed after the Senate defeated, primarly along party lines, several Democratic-sponsored amendments to raise welfare spending. Area Forecast Fair and mild Wednesday night. Winds southerly ten to 15 miles per hour becoming southwest ten to 15 miles per hour Wednesday night. Lows Wednesday night near 50. Increasing cloudiness and warm Thursday with highs around 80. House Approves Funds for Dredging Black Hawk Lake at LakeView Black Hawk Lake in Lake View is one of four northwest Iowa lakes which were designated to receive funds for dredging operations under a $9.3 million appropriation to the State Conservation Commission passed by the Iowa House Tuesday. The appropriation is designed to provide funds for capital improvements, including funds to dredge Black Hawk Lake, Blue Lake, Silver Lake and Lost Island Lake. Property owners at Black Hawk Lake have been working on a solution to the silting problem there since 1967. One solution considered was to get funding for a dredging project under a separate bill aimed only at Black Hawk Lake. A Black Hawk Lake promotion committee met with several area legislators January to discuss a bill which would provide dredging funds, in January to discuss a bill which would provide dredging funds. the legislators were told at the January meeting that nearly one and a half feet of silt has covered the bottom of the nearly 1,000-acre lake. Les Licklider, Cherokee, chairman of the State Conservation Commission told the group he realized the need to dredge the lake, but said he would not promise any action by the commission in that direction. The promotion committee at the lake maintains that since more than two-thirds of of the nearly seven miles of shoreline is state-owned and available for public use, more people than just property owners will benefit when the lake is dredged. The measure as the House approved it 65-28 Tuesday ' night would provide $1,552,300 more than the Senate had voted and more than $1.8 million above Gov. Robert Ray's recommendation. The House originally passed the measure Monday night but in a form in which nobody could tell exactly how much money it provided. There were conflicting amendments which set the total at either $9.23 million or $7,802,300. "Midnight madness hit us a little early last night," explained Rep. Dennis Butler, R- Council Bluffs, as he moved Tuesday to reconsider Monday's action so that the confusion could be straightened out. The big debate was over the insistence of a group of western Iowa lawmakers led by Rep. Frank Crabb, R-Denison, on adding $1.5 million to the bill for dredging of Blue Lake, Black Hawk Lake, Silver Lake and Lost Island Lake. A lesser issue was the move by Rep. Lester Menke, R-Calumet. to write in $52.300 for construction of a silting basin and other improvements at Mill Creek State Park in O'Brien County. Both proposals were adopted, although Rep. Richard Welden, R-Iowa Falls, protested the added money would wreck the governor's budget and might cause the whole bill to go down the drain. The issue over the added money was threshed out Monday night and nobody dredged up any new arguments in Tuesday's debate, although everything said before was hashed out again. Welden explained the bill originally was designed to complete projects started last year, since the state had the money to do so, and to seize an opportunity to buy some 350 acres of land along Lake Rathbun to keep it out of private developers' hands. But Crabb said northwest Iowa residents have been promised for years lakes in their areas would be dredged of the silt that is rapidly turning them into mudholes, and now is the time. The cry often repeated by Crabb and his supporters was "Let's take care of the facilities we have before we lay out millions of dollars to buy more." They charged Gov. Ray favored buying land at Lake Rathbun, for $1 million or approximately $3,000 an acre, because he wants to build a stateowned resort lodge there to compete with private business. Rep. Glen Bortell, R-St. Charles, proposed an amendment to delete the funds for Rathbun, but it was defeated 69-22. As Rep. Norman Jesse, D-Des Moines, said, "We can dredge lakes any time, but once this land gets into the hands of private developers the state can never buy it." The bill as passed by the Senate provided $1.45 million Lake, See Page 2

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