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fcMQ a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 -No. 106 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa , Saturday, May 4, 1974 — Six Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week T5c Single Copy Kissinger Gets Accord to Slow Middle East Fighting Open House Projects — Second grade students of Mary Beacon display the miniature altar projects they have made for the open house at Holy Spirit School after all masses this weekend. From left, front: Kenny Gehling, Jim Irlbeck, and Lisa Kluver; back, Julie Mosher, Bret Boes. Susan Willenborg. Michele Venteicher and Cindy Grote. Registration for first graders or others who plan to attend Holy Spirit this fall will be held at the same time in the office or primary wing. On Sunday morning, the Holy Name Men of the parish High Honors — MARQUETTE. Mich. (AP) — Mark Stevens, convicted in the bombing of a campus building in 1971, graduates from Northern Michigan University with high honors next week. But he'll have to get leave from prison to attend the ceremonies. Stevens, who graduates with dual majors in history and sociology, has been in Marquette State Prison since pleading guilty to conspiracy in the bombing of a laboratory on the Orchard Ridge campus of Oakland County Community College in suburban Detroit. He was sentenced to from 4 Ms to 8 1 2 years. Feared Kennedy WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon and his top aides feared that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy would try to exploit the Watergate affair for political purposes, according to transcripts of Watergate conversations. Kennedy did begin the original investigation and went as far as to subpoena some records and documents. But he decided against holding hearings, a spokesman said, for the very reason that they would appear politically motivated. "Sen. Kennedy thought the situation needed to be looked into, but Sen. (Sam) Ervin also had subcommittees with jurisdiction and it was felt he would be the best choice to run a Senate investigation," the spokesman said. Sign Steel Pact PITTSBURGH (AP) — The nation's 10 largest steel producers and the United Steelworkers Union have formally signed their first contract reached under a no-strike agreement. The three-year pact, signed Friday, gave 350,000 workers a 28-cent an hour wage hike, which amounts to 6.3 per cent. It takes effect Wednesday. They will get another 16 cents an hour on Aug. 1, 1975, and again on Aug. 1,1976. It also provides a revised cost-of-living formula giving a penny-an-hour pay raise for each 0.35-point increase in the federal government's consumer price index. May Reject Plan ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dissident students at the "Seminary in Exile" may reject a proposal offered Friday to place them within the ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. "Certainly it provides no immediate solution to the problem," said Rev. Robert W. Bertram, a spokesman for the dissident students who walked off the campus of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis during a doctrinal controversy. The Condordia President, Rev. John H. Tietjen, had been suspended by the seminary's board of control for allegedly allowing the teaching of false doctrine at the school, which is the largest seminary operated by the three million-member church. Rev. Bertram said he was "unhappy" with the plan to place all candidates, including the 107 graduating students of the exiled seminary, into positions within the church. Offer Expires SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $4 million offer for the safe return of Patricia Hearst expired today with no sign of the newspaper heiress kidnaped three months ago. The money, placed in escrow a month ago by the Hearst Corp., reverted to the corporation when the Symbionese Liberation Army, which said it abducted the 20-year-old University of California student from her Berkeley apartment Feb. 4, ignored Friday's midnight deadline. --Staff Photo will serve a breakfast. Contribution boxes for the Bob Bernard Memorial Fund will be available during the open house and breakfast. The funds will be used to purchase a trampoline for the school. Vow to Adjourn Saturday DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A weary Iowa Legislature, its drive for adjournment frustrated by an impasse over consumer credit and energy bills, returned to its lawmaking struggles again Saturday. Lawmakers hollow-eyed after a marathon 16-hour session which ended at 1 a.m. Saturday vowed to wind up the 111-day session before the day was over. House Majority Floor Leader Edgar Holden, R-Davenport, however, said the remaining chores would have to be interrupted at mid-morning so that legislators can attend the funeral at Indianola of Rep. R. G. (Hap) Miller, who died of a heart attack Thursday. There was considerable bickering between the two houses and tempers grew short as Friday's session stretched out without resolving the deadlocks over the credit and energy bills. The decision to work Saturday spread dismay among Democrats who had congressional district caucuses scheduled. The district caucuses are an important step in formulating the party platform in an election year. Leaders on both sides of the Statehouse rotunda accused the other house with causing the snarl that prevented final adjournment Friday. The credit bill, which sets the maximum interest rates merchants may charge on revolving charge accounts and banks and other lenders on loans, was the key log in the jam. As the Senate passed it originally, it set the maximum interest at 18 per cent annually on retail store charge accounts on balances up to $500 and 15 per cent on amounts over that. ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger appears to have won an agreement from Syria and Israel to slow down the fighting in the Golan Heights, U.S. officials said today. But as Kissinger flew here from Damascus to confer again with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, these officials aboard the Kissinger plane said the two sides remain far apart on where to draw the disengagement lines. Kissinger called on Sadat, again seeking his influence with President Hafez Assad of Syria. Newsmen were told that while the Soviet Union is not obstructing a settlement there is no indication of it helping one along — or that the Syrians are susceptible to Soviet pressures. Russian diplomats in Syria disclosed that Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko would arrive in Syria on Sunday to give the Soviet response to Kissinger's latest peace shuttle. Newsmen in Alexandria were told that Israel and Syria are now within "negotiating range" of each other on almost all issues. This includes the creation of a buffer zone, its being manned by a United Nations force, the "thinning out" of armor behind the disengagement lines and an exchange of prisoners, officials said. The U.S. officials, unnamed under briefing rules, said that some progress has been made toward the cease-fire which Israel has insisted is a prerequisite to substantative negotiations. These officials said they would not be surprised if restraint in the fighting becomes evident. However, Israel said today its warplanes strafed Arab guerrilla concentrations on the slopes of Mt. Hermon and Syria reported tank and artillery battles all along the heights. It was the 54th straight day of fighting on the Golan front. In Alexandria, four Soviet- made helicopters ferried Kissinger and his entourage to Sadat's seaside retreat. Sadat greeted Kissinger with a warm embrace. Kissinger will fly to Israel late today to brief Prime Minister Golda Meir and other ministers in advance of Sunday's cabinet meeting. He will be reunited there with his wife, Nancy, who has been sightseeing on her first visit to the Jewish state. In Damascus, Kissinger gave hints that the United Elevator Adds to Capacity ARCADIA — Construction of a new 290,000-bushel concrete annex to the Arcadia-Co-operative's facilities here had been started. Details were given at the annual meeting of the co-op Friday night. Stockholders were informed that sales last year reached $8.3 million'and savings $281,000. Three directors, Marvin Collison, Carroll; Ray Glass, Arcadia, and Verle Massman, Westside, were elected. Approximately 400 attended the banquet and business meeting held at the Arcadia American Legion hall. The featured speaker was State Senator James Schaben of Dunlap, Democratic candidate for nomination as governor, who discussed the farm economy. Woman Held States would send aid to Syria when there is significant progress toward a Syrian-Israeli troop disengagement. He told Syrian officials at a luncheon Friday that Washington is ready to speed up its new spirit of cooperation with Syria. He said he recognized that there are. "objective differences" between the outlook of Washington and Damascus, but he said "we consider cooperation to be the natural relationship between the United States and Syria." Questioned about Kissinger's comment, State Department spokesman Robert J. McCloskey said later that "we would be prepared to assist Syria if we see a disengagement proceed" in the spirit of the Israeli-Egyptian disengagement. President Nixon has since asked Congress for $250 million in aid to Egypt. Kissinger talked for seven in Shooting DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— An unidentified woman was being held for questioning in connection with a shooting incident that left one man killed and another injured on the city's north side Friday night. Killed was Jack Mure, III, 19, and injured was Clyde Edwards, 20, both of Des Moines. Off the Hook A relieved Harold Wilson, Britain's Prime Minister, waves to onlookers from the doorway of 10 Downing Street, The PM's official residence, after investigators found him innocent of any wrongdoing in a controversial real estate transaction involving some of his aides. A letter bearing Wilson's signature and playing an integral part in the questionable business deal, is believed to be a forgery. Hecklers Mar Nixon Phoenix Talk PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) President Nixon, faced with hecklers in his first appearance since making public the edited transcripts of Watergate tapes, says it's time to "get on with the business of America." Nixon was unable to ignore a small but determined band of vocal critics among a by-invitation-only crowd of 13,000 Friday night at a Republican rally in Phoenix Coliseum. As the critics jeered and shouted hostile remarks, the President said near the beginning of his off-the-cuff remarks: "In the great American tradition, we have some here who are against us. We have more who are for us. And all of you are welcome." While the great majority in the audience seemed friendly, the persistence of the hecklers prompted Nixon to remark that the American right of free speech carried with it "the responsibility to keep quiet while someone else is talking." Referring directly to his Watergate troubles for the first time in recent public appearances, Nixon said he had provided the House Judiciary Committee with "all of the relevant evidence" it needs to complete its impeachment inquiry. "The time has come to get Watergate behind us and get on with the business of America," he continued. From Phoenix, Nixon and wife Pat were bound today for Spokane, Wash., where the President will formally open the Expo '74 world's fair. The White House made careful preparations for the two appearances, sending advance men into both cities last week. Security in Phoenix was unusually tight, as many more Nixon critics than were inside the coliseum gathered outside. The Republican National Committee paid for Nixon's flight from Washington to Phoenix. The Coliseum was decked out as if for a campaign appearance. Nixon devoted most of his Arizona speech to the achievements and goals of his administration, citing the end of American involvement in the Vietnam war, end of the military draft and opening of dialogues with mainland China and the Soviet Union. He concluded by declaring, "I intend to stay on the job and with your help. . . ." His concluding words were drowned out by mingled cheers and boos. Meanwhile, Rep. Morris Udall, D-Ariz. said in a speech to Democratic leaders gathered in Phoenix from 11 Western states that the nation has had more than a year of Watergate because President Nixon "has resisted every attempt" by Congress and special prosecutors to obtain evidence only he can give them. In a speech billed as the Democratic reply to Nixon's appeareance, Udall said he agreed with the President that "we've had enough of Watergate." "The President's problems have hurt our economy, delayed crucial decisions on energy and foreign affairs, made a joke of our tax laws and spread deadly cynicism across this land," Udall said. hours Friday with Syrian President Hafez Assad and afterward McCloskey said "some progress was made" on certain topics. He did not go into detail but called the talks "constructive." The discussion topics included how to end the current fighting on the Golan Heights front, the drawing of a separation of forces line, creating and manning buffer zones and returning prisoners captured in the October war. Coal Bill Gets Final Approval DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The Iowa Legislature late Friday gave final approval and sent to Gov. Robert Ray a $3 million appropriation for a state coal mine research project suggested by the governor. The Senate concurred with a minor House amendment and voted 34-11 to approve the bill after the House had voted 64-32. Supporters of the bill, aimed at finding ways to mine and burn Iowa coal without damaging the environment, say the use of coal must be increased because of the shortage of petroleum fuels. However, most Iowa coal has such a high sulphur content it cannot be used without violating federal and state air quality standards. Rep. Richard Weldon, R-Iowa Falls, said that even if the federal government relaxed its "unreasonable standards on sulphur, we still have an obligation to find a way to reduce sulphur emissions from Iowa coal." The House rejected two moves by Democrats to reduce the money for research, which would be done by the Iowa State University Mineral and Energy Resource and Research Institute. Rep. Richard Byerly, D-Ankeny, sought to limit the appropriation to $500,000 to be used to match available federal funds for coal research. He said more than $500 million is committed to coal research projects elsewhere in the nation and that Iowa undoubtedly would be eligible for federal money because ISU professors say very little research has emphasized de-sul- phurizing coal. Rep. Harold Fischer, R-Wellsburg, urged adoption of the Byerly amendment, saying the bill is a "political gimmick" advanced by Ray to gain votes from the energy crisis. He said the state shouldn't waste $3 million on the project, calling that amount of research "about as effective as one grain of fertilizer in the middle of a section of land." However, Byerly's amendment was defeated 53-33. Members also voted down a proposal by Rep. Emil Husak, D-Toledo, to trim the appropriation to $1 million. Legislature's Impact to Be Felt in the Pocketbook DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— The 1974 Iowa Legislature completed a wide range of programs, but most notably lowans will feel the results by paying lower state taxes and higher interest rates. The 10th longest yearly session in the state's 128-year legislative history neared adjournment Saturday with most major items already sent to Gov. Robert Ray for his signature. The most-talked about—and popular—accomplishment was a tax relief package which is estimated will cost '{he state between $39 and $43 million this vear. Tax relief was possible be- cause when the second session of the 65th General Assembly opened in mid January, the state had a budget surplus estimated at anywhere from $119 million to $185 million. And many lawmakers now feel the budget surplus was a major factor in stretching the session about a month longer than forecast. Legislative leaders "had hoped to adjourn by April 1 since all seats in the House and half in the Senate are up for election this fall and the primary is slated for June 4. But the session dragged on because the lawmakers had to repeat much of the last year's work. Normally, appropriations and other money matters are taken care in the first year of the biennium, leaving the second session for other issues. But with the surplus, loss of some federal funds and heavy inflation, some rejuggling of state appropriations and granting of. raises was in order, along with some form of tax relief. Gov. Ray proposed an ambitious 44-point program—including a tax cut, a proposal originally made by the Democrats. The governor proposed exempting food and prescription drugs from the 3 per cent state sales tax. But many legislators had their own pet tax relief project, and different plans emerged from the two chambers. Under a compromise worked out by a conference committee earlier this week, food, drugs and artificial limbs, diabetic supplies and prescription orthopedic devices will be exempted from the state sales tax July 1, if Gov. Ray signs the bill. In addition, the standard deduction on the state income tax was doubled to 10 per cent of income with a maximum of $500. The legislature also voted to double the inheritance tax ex- emption for a surviving spouse to $80,000 and establish the concept of joint tenancy. That concept states that the surviving spouse would be assumed to have contributed half to the estate unless he or she should prove contribution of more. Setting a new interest rate for consumer loans and providing protection to borrowers also proved a tough, and it was that issue that bogged down final adjournment Friday. A new consumer credit law was a must after the Iowa Sur- peme Court ruled that any interest charge in excess of 9 per cent violated Iowa's usury law. Although Ray's 44-point program got off to a slow start, about three-fourths of his proposals finally made it through the two houses. Some, however, in altered form. Ray proposed a 6.5 per cent cost-of-living salary boost for state, regents and school em- ployes. Final legislative approval made it 7.5 per cent. The governor asked $5.5 million for a research coal mine, but the bill passed provides for only $3 million. He also sought $4 million for improving Iowa's mass transit — mostly Legislature, See Page 4

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