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Iowa a place to grow I . Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 —No. 109 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa. Wednesday. May H. 1974 — Sixteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Kaph F.vc-nint; for BOc Per Week "I C Single U C Copy N. W. Crews Work to Clean Up Tracks Working through the night, railroad crews had cleared the main eastbound track through Carroll by early Wednesday morning after a derailment of a westbound Chicago and North Western freight Tuesday afternoon closed both the main eastbound and westbound tracks. A brake beam on a refrigerated car is being blamed for causing the 12 cars of the 89-car train to derail, said Donald Owens. Boone. Iowa Division Manager of the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company. Owens said the beam worked loose, the bolts broke and the Wallace and Glenn Winners By the Association Press Former astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. won the Democratic nomination for senator from Ohio on his third try and Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace won renomination for an unprecedented third term on the first big Tuesday of the 1974 primary season. Candidates for three Senate seats, two governorships and more than 50 House seats were chosen as Alabama. Ohio. Indiana and North Carolina held primaries for the November mid-term elections. Voters in the District of Columbia, meanwhile, gave overwhelming approval to a charter that restores a measure of self government to the nation's capital for the first time in a century. The 52-year-old Glenn, who 12 years ago became the first American to orbit the earth, showed surprising strength in Ohio's urban areas to end the brief Senate tenure of Howard M. Metzenbaum. appointed last December when Republican William B. Saxbe resigned to become attorney general. Opposed by organized labor and the state Democratic organization, Glenn projected himself as a symbol of integrity in the year of the Watergate scandal while Metzenbaum suffered from the disclosure that he paid no federal income taxes in 1969 because of business losses. Glenn will be favored in November against Republican Mayor Ralph Perk of Cleveland, easy victor over Peter E. Voss of Canton. The nominations for governor in Ohio were won Election, See Page 2 mechanism caught in a rail switch. Cleanup operations continued Wednesday morning, and Owens said the westbound track would be open by Wednesday afternoon. Both east and westbound trains through Carroll were using the eastbound track Wednesday morning, local officials said. The derailed cars, all refrigerated cars and most of them Pacific Fruit Express, were all empty when the derailment occurred. The cars were bound for Fremont, Neb.. Owens said. There were no injuries reported. Owens estimated the damage to the cars and the track at $85.000. Other cars, mostly grain carriers, were tipped by the derailment, but Owens said those cars were not damaged. The Carroll fire department was called to the scene, near the highway commission garage, immediately after the derailment. Diesel fuel, used to run the refrigerating units on the fruit carriers, was leaking onto the ground after the accident. Firemen remained at the scene until the fuel had completely leaked from the tanks. Fire Chief Robert Wieland said the leaking diesel fuel did not pose a serious danger, but Gov. George C. Wallace John H. Glenn Inflation Eats Away Most of Pay Boosts DES MOINES, lowa(AP)- The average Iowa worker with three dependents had nearly $6 more to spend weekly last March than he had a year earlier—but inflation ate away most of the increase. The Iowa Employment . Security Commission says the spendable average weekly •earning for a worker with a wife and two children was $114.52 in March 1973. A year later the average had risen to $120.13. However, the worker's actual purchasing power was eroded by cost of living hikes that averaged $4.28 a week more last March than a year earlier, said William Voyce. a manpower research economist for the commission. The estimated rate of inflation is unofficial, Voyce said, and applies to a national average. "We don't have the facilities to compute a state index," Voyce said Tuesday. The average earnings cited were for the total private sector, or "all civilian workers. exluding agricultural and government workers," Voyce said. Further illustrating the declining purchase power nationally. Voyce said an item costing SI in 1967 cost slightly more than SI.43 last March, according to the nation'al consumer price index. "This means the purchasing power of a dollarinMarch 1973 was 77 cents compared to 1967." he said, "and in March 1974 it had decreased to 70 cents." For a married, private sector worker in Iowa with tnree dependents, his average weekly take-home pay of $114.52 in March 1973 was really worth $88.23 when compared with 1967, Voyce said. "By March 1974 the average spendable earning was $120.13. but was worth only $83.95" compared with 1967. "This means the worker was actually getting a decrease of almost $5 a week instead of an increase of almost $6." said men were kept at the scene to warn on-lookers about the fuel. Carroll Police Chief Maurice Dion said the last derailment accident here was about 15 years ago when "about the same number of cars" derailed between Adams and Court Streets. Several of the derailed cars Tuesday formed a square across the tracks. Inside that square was a scene of destruction as wheel assemblies and springs from the cars were strewn over the area. The track in the square was bowed and twisted and the rail bed bore the deep scars from the accident. Turner: Credit Bill Dynamite DES MOINES. Iowa (AP) — Atty. Gen. Richard Turner says Gov. Robert Ray should "take all due time" before signing the new Iowa consumer credit law. "This bill is dynamite," Turner said Tuesday night in speaking before the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editor spring meeting. "If anyone knows what this bill really says I would like to know .' ' Turner said. "Frankly. I don't. And I would like to because I'm charged with administering it." The attorney .general said the 126-page bill, given final legislative approval early Sunday by the House-after-the- Senate had refused to concur on amendments, was hastily conceived and is in many areas unclear. "The final committee version wasn't even available until April 29. and then it was taken up the next afternoon." he said. "How could anyone possibly know what was in it?' n The bill as sent to Gov. Robert Ray would permit merchants to charge up to 18 per cent annual interest on revolving charge accounts and credit card balances up to $500, and 15 per cent on larger amounts. Banks and other lenders would be allowed to charge up to 15 per cent on straight loans. "I don't think this bill is right, "he said. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled last September that any revolving credit charge in excess of 9 per cent a year is illegal. "This bill seems to legalize the charges that companies were using before the court ruling, he said. "And to me that's not right. "Before the suit the charge ran about 18 per cent a year, so what is the change?" Off to Offutt- The 26 members of the Holy Spirit and St. Lawrence Schools' safety patrol units left Carroll Wednesday morning for a tour of Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. The tour of the base was sponsored by the —Stall Photo Carroll Police Department as a gesture of appreciation tor the activities of the safety patrols. Accompanying the patrol members were officers Les Butler and Phil Squibb of the police department. Scene of Derailment — Twelve cars of an 89-car westbound Chicago and North Western freight train derailed here Tuesday afternoon closing the main cast and westbound tracks. The accident, which caused an estimated §85.000 in damage, is No More Tapes; the Story is Out: Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying "the story is out." the White House has said it will turn over no more Watergate tapes to Congress or the courts "even if it means a constitutional confrontation. White House lawyer James D. St. Clair said Tuesday that President Nixon had reviewed Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski's subpoena for 64 tapes and ordered his attorneys to fight the demand to the Supreme Court if necessary. St. Clair declined to say what Nixon would do if the Supreme Court should rule against him. saying "it is rhetorical and hypothetical and I don't think we will get to that point." A spokesman for Jaworski said. "We plan to continue with our litigation." St. Clair also said Nixon would give no more tapes to the House Judiciary Committee for its impeachment inquiry. The committee has requested tapes of about 75 Watergate-related conversations, besides the 42 for which it was given White House-edited transcripts instead of the tapes. Asked what Nixon would do if the committee issues another subpoena demanding tapes, St. Clair said he would "respectfully decline to comply." If the committee persisted, St. Clair said. "Then, we're going to have a confrontation because the President is firm in his resolve that he already has told the facts." The last tapes confrontation came last fall when Nixon ordered then-Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox fired rather than give him tapes subpoenaed for the Watergate grand jury. Ultimately, Nixon gave up the tapes rather than risk a Supreme Court test. Since then he has given the prosecutor's office other tapes fora total of 19. By a party-line 20-18 vote the committee declared Nixon guilty of non-compliance with its subpoena for the 42 tapes and many members believe that in itself could be an impeachable offense. But St. Clair said he did not think failure to supply the tapes was an impeachable offense. Neither Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J.. nor ranking Republican member Edward Hutchinson of Michigan had any immediate comment on the latest White House edict. However. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-I11., a committee member, called St. Clair's announcement ''most unfortunate." Area Forecast Partly cloudy Wednesday night, lows 45 to 50. Partly sunny and warmer Thursday, highs upper 60s to lower 70s. -Staff Photo blamed on a brake beam on a refrigerated car. The cars were empty at the time of the derailment. This scene of the derailment is looking southeast from atop the U.S. 71 overpass. Section of Court Act is 'Illegal' CEDAR RAPIDS. Iowa (API—Linn County District Judge William Eads has ruled that a section of Iowa's new Uniform Court Act is unconstitutional. That section does away with the right to trial by jury in the new small claims court. Eads said he hopes the issue can be settled by being taken to the Iowa Supreme Court. In his ruling, Eads said the small claims setup violates a section of the Iowa Constitution which states, "The right of trial by jury shall remain involate..." The new setup provides for a simple, informal trial before a magistrate or an associate district judge. The ruling resulted from a case involving a $385 rent dispute suit filed in July 1972 by Executive Affiliates Inc. against Peter and Linda Olney of Cedar Rapids. A jury trial had been demanded by the Olneys but the case remained on the docket of the former Municipal Court for almost a year before municipal courts were abolished when the new law became effective last July 1. The Olneys' attorney contended a jury trial had to be allowed since the case was filed under the old system and he declared the new provision was unconstitutional. Eads upheld both points in his ruling. New Move — William E. Simon moved from the energy crisis to the crisis of inflation when he was sworn in as Treasury secretary Wednesday morning. College to Honor Three SIOUX CITY. Iowa (AP)— Three lowans will be awarded honorary degrees by Morningside College at spring commencement May 19. To be feted are: Elizabeth .Sammons. president of Perkins Brothers Co. and publisher emeritus of the Sioux City Journal: Air Force Col. George Day, a Sioux City native and a Morningside graduate who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for nearly six years; and The Rev. Frank A. Nichols, superintendent of the Creston district of the United Methodist Church of Iowa. Kissinger Takes New Israeli Offer to Syria DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger flew back to Damascus today with a new Israeli offer to pull back some of its forces on the Golan Heights. Sources here expressed doubt that President Hafez Assad's response would be favorable, and U.S. officials said for the first time that Kissinger plans to pursue his disengagement diplomacy into next week, suggesting success but only after prolonged negotiating. Syrian sources said agreement was near on a U.N. force to man the neutral zone between the two 'armies, and it was understood the only remaining problem on this point was terminology. , Authoritative sources said Syria, in an apparent move to bring pressure on Israel, called for an emergency summit conference of Arab heads of state to reassess the Middle East situation. The sources said Assad intends to ask the Arab leaders to voice their solidarity with Syria's position in the Golan conflict. A summit conference had been scheduled for September but Arab leaders had authorized Syria to advance this date "if it deemed an earlier summit necessary." No date or site for the conference has been set, the sources said. Before his departure from Jerusalem. Kissinger held another meeting with Premier Golda Meir and her chief aides. They supplied him with a set of maps detailing the new Israeli offer. Sources in Jerusalem said Israel was offering to give up two positions near the end of the Syrian territory it captured in the 1967 war. But it specified that they would be part of the United Nations buffer zone to be established between Syrian and Israeli forces on the heights. The sources in Jerusalem gave this outline of the latest Israeli proposals to separate Israeli and Syrian forces: 1. The eastern sector of Ku- neitra, the Golan Heights capital half a mile behind the 1967 cease-fire line, would be included in the buffer zone. Syrian civilians would be allowed to return to the devastated, abandoned city. Israel would retain three strategic hills on the north, west and southwest of Kuneitra that overlook three of the settlements Israel has established on the heights. 2. Another position west of the 1967 line, the abandoned Syrian village of Buymiye, near the Rafid junction south of Kuneitra, would be turned over to Syrian civilian administration within the U.N. buffer zone and the villagers would be permitted to return. 3. The 300-square-mile bulge at the northern end of the Golan Heights which Israel cap- lured last October would be returned to Syria, but part of it would be included in the buffer zone. Syrian peasants would be allowed to return to the bulge. 4. The summit of Mt. Hermon and other high points captured by Israel last October would be turned over to the U.N. force, but Israel would retain other strategic positions captured in 1967 on the mountain overlooking the heights. 5. These territorial transfers must be preceded by an agree- ment on the size and location of the buffer zone and the U.N. force occupying it, the thinning out of artillery and troops behind the lines of the separated armies and a timetable for the exchange of prisoners of war. State Department spokesman Robert J. McCloskey said the new Israeli proposals were "a basis of discussions" and not a "final, fixed, precise position on all of the elements on the Israeli side.'' "We still think there is a possibility for an agreement, but we don't know if that is a certainty," McCloskey said. Aides said Kissinger would return to Jerusalem tonight and would fly to Saudi Arabia on Thursday while Israeli officials discussed whatever he brought back from Damascus.

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