Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 —No. 115 Return Postage Gtuiranlroil Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, May 15, 1974 — P^ighteen Pages Delivered by Cnrrirr Roy Kach Evening for BOc Per Week 15c Single Copy New Disaster Warning System Devised Better and faster response in case of a disaster has been developed by local agencies. Details were announced Tuesday at a combined meeting of the Carroll County Chapter of the American Red Cross and spring Red Cross session at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. Because the Cijy of Carroll has only one small siren for tornado and disaster warnings, the police and fire departments have devised a temporary warning system which is designed to more effectively cover the entire city. A new siren with an effective range of one mile has been ordered for placement atop the county court house. Teacher Selected for Honor Sr. Ruth Ann Reichert. head teacher at Halbur-Templeton parochial school in Templeton received word that she has been named as an outstanding elementary teacher of America for 1974. She was nominated earlier in the year by her principal, Sr. Joan Hosch, and was selected on the basis of professional and civic achievements. Outstanding elementary teachers of America is an annual awards program honoring distinguished men and women for their exceptional services, achievements and leadership in the field of elementary education. Each year, the biographies of those honored are featured in the awards volume. Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America. City Manager Arthur Gute said Tuesday delivery of the new siren is expected in August or September. Should a tornado be sighted in the Carroll area, the siren will sound continuously for three to five minutes. Under the temporary plan, three fire trucks and three police cars will travel prearranged routes throughout the city using high-low sirens to warn residents. Chief of Police Maurice Dion said Tuesday it is estimated the entire city can be warned, using the six vehicles, within seven or eight minutes. Also in the revised warning plan, a study will be made of the city to determine what is Sr. Ruth Ann Reichert St. Ruth Ann is now eligible to receive the outstanding elementary teacher of the year award trophy. Five $500.00 unrestricted grants will be awarded to the schools represented by America's five outstanding elementary teachers. Distinguished judges, along with the Board of Advisors will select the five Sr. Ruth, See Page.2 German Couple Visits Manning By Elaine Dammann MANNING - A German industrialist and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Werner Clausnitzer of Osnabruck, West Germany. are visiting here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Arp. A daughter, Marian, was an American Field Service exchange student at Manning in 1970 and 1971, living in the Arp home during that period. Clausnitzer is a commercial salesmanager and is in marketing for a factory producing copper products in Osnabruck, a city of 165,000. He is in the U.S. to attend a convention at the Raytheon company's headquarters at Lexington. Mass. Clausnitzer Mr. and Mrs. Werner Clausnitzer left Manning Wednesday for Lexington and Mrs. Clausnitzer remained for another week. She will join him in Chicago where they Clausnitzers, See Page 4 required in terms of other siren placement for a complete warning system. Initially, officials said four sirens would be placed at strategic locations in the city. But, Dion said, the city will wait until a study has been made to determine how many sirens are needed and where they should be located. The warning plan, using the fire and police vehicles, was devised by Dion and Fire Chief Robert Wieland because the existing siren, now located at the temporary city hall, cannot be heard in all parts of Carroll. As a back up measure for tornado detection, Dion said residents can use their television sets for the Weller Building is Bought by Lahr Emmett Lahr, owner of Lahr Auto Trim here, has purchased the former Peters Motors building here and will move his business into the building in January. 1975. The former Peters building, located at the corner of Main and Third Streets, is currently being used as a temporary City Hall until the new municipal complex is completed. The building in which Lahr Auto Trim is now located, also on the corner of Main and Third Streets, across the street from the Peters building, is scheduled to be the headquarters for the Army reserve unit which has been relocated in Carroll from Sioux City. Lahr said the building, owned by Frank Beiter. will be taken over by the reserve unit around July or August. Lahr said he is undecided where he will locate his business between that time and Jan. 1. the date the city's lease on the former Peters Motors building expires. Wayne Niceswanger. owner of Wayne's Signs, also located in the Beiter building, said he has no definite plans where he win relocate after the building is taken over by the reserve unit. Both Lahr and Niceswanger moved their businesses to the Beiter building after a fire swept through their former location in the Vender building on Main Street a year ago. Lahr said he plans to expand his business after he moves into the former Peters building. "I will continue with auto upholstery, but I plan to get into antiques and antique cars heavier than I am now." Building, See Page 2 Key to the City — Joseph Freeman, Mayor of Urbandale. presented the key to the city of DCS Moines to Carroll Mayor, William S. Farner Tuesday morning. At left is West Des Moines Mayor, Murray Drake and at far right Max Rauer. of KCCI-TV, master of -Staff Photo ceremonies for the Des Moines Greater Chamber of 'Commerce good will tour which visited the city. Freeman and Drake were representing the Des Moines Metro Mayors on the trip. method. The Weller rules include: if a storm threatens, turn on the TV set: turn to channel 2; turn brightness knob until screen is almost black; lightning will show up as,bright horizontal flashes on the screen; an approaching tornado will cause the entire screen to light up and grow brighter as the funnel approaches. Dion said there is a possibility that the fire department and police departments will run a test of their warning plan in the near future. In case of a tornado watch, the Carroll radio station will broadcast after its regular closing time to warn of weather conditions, starting this year. Mrs. Florence Collison, disaster chairman, conducted the luncheon meeting. After giving a summary of the present method of dealing with disasters, such as tornados, she asked for further information and ideas from the 30 representatives of various groups attending. Main purpose of the meeting was to organize a new disaster program for Carroll County. Mrs. Collison said that one was in operation in 1967. but has become outdated since then. The main shelterhouse in case of a tornado is located in the basement of the court house, with a capacity for 620 Speaker — A. J. (Tony) Vorsten will tell the history of the Lincoln Highway, a saga of earl y day auto transportation, at the annual meeting of the Iowa U.S. 30 Association Thursday. May 23 at the Holiday Inn in Ames. Vorsten. long a promoter of the highway, is the operator of Tony's Restaurant here. James Glass, an oil company representative. James Goodwin of the Iowa Highway Commission and Richard Ranney of the Iowa Development Commission, will also speak. Board members will be elected. Leo Brinkmaii Dies; Carroll Businessman Leo Brinkman, 63, a Carroll businessman, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at St. Anthony Nursing Home after a four-year illness. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Lawrence Church by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry B. Karhoff. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemebery. Arrangements are in charge of the Sharp Funeral Home, where friends may start calling at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. by the Charles Carroll Council No. 780, Knights of Columbus. There will be a memorial Brinkman, See Page 2 persons, the chairman said. Other serviceable shelters are located in Courtview Apartments, Morrison Apartments, the old Vendor building and all the churches except for Holy Spirit. Concern was expressed over students of two schools, Fairview and Holy Spirit, having no places to seek shelter in the event of a disaster. Wallace 0. Nelson, labor liason disaster director for the Omaha chapter of the Red Cross, said that emergency supplies would be brought to this area from Omaha, if needed. Supplies provided would depend on the percentage of destruction. He suggested that a welfare inquiry committee bo organized to inform persons of the condition of relatives or friends if a tornado strikes here. If necessary, displaced families can be placed in motels for a few nights at the Red Cross' expense, he said. Nelson also suggested that specific committees be formed to handle various aspects of a disaster. The civil defense should become more active here, he added. The official described the role of civil defense as warning and evacuation. Sanitation supplies, establishment of shelters, water supplies, and maintenance of roads, bridges and safety of public buildings are the responsibility of civil defense. "The Red Cross takes care of the people," he said. Kenneth Schwarzenbach, representative of the fire department, said that all but four firemen have received first aid training at present. The fire department has two resuscitators, an iron lung and a portable generator that can be used in an emergency. The hospital and court house also have generators, as will the city hall once it is completed. The disaster program in Manning was described. A booklet in print for four or five years lists the duties of each organization in the town in case of a disaster. Disaster Disaster, See Page 2 Vote to Subpoena 11 Tapes WASHINGTON (API — The House Judiciary Committee today voted 37 to 1 to subpoena the tapes of 11 presidential conversations for its impeachment inquiry. The committee also was considering issuing a second subpoena demanding President Nixon's daily diaries for 8' •> months in 1972 and 1973. In addition. John Doar. chief counsel for the impeachment inquiry told the committee he would ask it on Thursday to consider subpoenaing tapes of 62 presidential conversations dealing with the ITT antitrust settlement and political contributions from the dairy industry. All of those conversations, as well as the 11 dealing with the Watergate break-in and coverup.were requested by the committee in a letter delivered to the White House on April 19. James D. St. Clair, President !\'ixon's chief Watergate lawyer, subsequently informed Doar that the President had decided to give no more Watergate tapes to the committee. The only dissenter on today's presidential conversation subpoena vote was Rep. Edward Hutchinson of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the panel. Hutchinson has said repeatedly that he does not believe a subpoena can be enforced. The conversations sought are two on April 4. 1972. six on June 20. 1972. and three on June 23.1972. The daily diaries are for the period April through July 1972. February through April 1973. July 12 through July 31. 1973 and October 1973. James D. St. Clair, President Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, sent the committee new memoranda opposing issuing of subpoenas for the April 4 and June 23 conversations and told reporters a memorandum opposing a subpoena for June 20 conversations also would be submitted. Area Forecast Mostly cloudy and not as cool Wednesday night with slight chance of showers, lows in mid 40s. Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday, highs in mid 60s. Rainfall chances 20 per cent Wednesday night. Disaster Leaders — Some of the representatives of groups that would become active in case of a disaster here include, from left, seated: Kathy Kastrick. assistant director of safetv. Heartland Division of the Red Cross: Wallace 0. Nelson, labor liaison disaster director for the Omaha Red Cross chapter: Larry Cruchelow. director of the Carroll Countv Ambulance Service: and -Staff Photo Chuck Vestal of the Omaha Regional Blood Center: standing: Ferman Stout, deputy sheriff: Maurice Dion, chief of police: William R. Heller, assistant chief of police: and Kenneth Schwarzenbach. local fireman. All attended the combined Carroll County Chapter of Red Cross and disaster committee meeting Tuesday. Phone Workers Seeking Big Wage Hikes in Negotiations WASHINGTON (AP) - Unions representing nearly 750.000 telephone workers are seeking big pay hikes in the first round of major labor negotiations since the expiration of government wage-price controls. Negotiations opening today with the giant American Telephone & Telegraph Co. are expected to have a major economic impact since any settlement is likely to result in higher telephone bills. •'We will be seeking economic justice for our members ... to help catch up and keep up with rising costs." the AFL-CIO Communications Workers of America said in ads placed today in various newspapers as part of a campaign to win public support for its bargaining.- goals. The CWA, with 500.000 Bell System workers, is the largest of the unions involved in the talks. Also taking part is the AFL-CIO International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, representing 140,000 employes, and the Alliance of Independent Telephone Unions with about 100.000 workers. They will negotiate their contracts on a nationwide basis for the first time. Both labor and management hope the national bargaining approach will eliminate the regional dissatisfactions of the kind that produced a seven- month strike of New York telephone workers in 1971-72 after other union members had accepted a wage settlement. Three years ago, the CWA won a three-year wage-and-benefit package totaling 33.5 per cent, largest in the industry's history, after a six-day nation-wide strike. But telephone worKers, uise the rest of the nation, have lost more than 4 per cent of their buying power over the past vear alone in the worst in- flation since the Korean War. The nation's major wage hikes last year averaged 5.8 per cent under government controls, which expired April 30. The unions have yet to spell out their specific bargaining demands, but a CWA spokesman indicated the workers were unlikely to accept anything less than that won by steel workers last month. Government officials estimate that the steel industry pact provided wage and benefit increases of about 13 per cent a year. About 33 Bell contracts expire July 17 with others running until Sept. 2. A union spokesman said the bulk of workers are operators who average about $3.66 an hour. The union's top craftsmen, such as installers and switchmen, average $5.45 an hour. Clerical personnel average $4.45 an hour. Israelis Storm School to Rescue Children MAALOT, Israel (AP) — Israeli troops shot their way into a school today where three Arab terrorists were holding about 85 teen-agers hostage and a witness said the soldiers had taken control. But the fate of the youngsters and the guerrillas was not immediately known. The troops opened the assault by firing for three minutes from one side of the school. Then other soldiers shot their way in from the opposite side. The battle appeared over in about 30 seconds, and the witness shouted. "The building is in the hands of the army — that's for sure." The guerrillas had threatened to kill their hostages by 6 p.m. — noon EDT — unless the Israeli government freed 20 jailed terrorists. The government agreed to meet this demand earlier in the day. The troops burst into the school less than half.an hour before the deadline. The teen-agers originally were believed to number about 90. Ambulances sped up to the building as the soldiers burst inside. Stretcher bearers could be seen later taking casualties from the building. Their number could not be immediately determined. Police sources said the three terrorists were killed but there was no official confirmation of this. The guerrillas said they would blow up the building and kill the children unless the Israeli government met the demand by 6 p.m.—noon EDT. The communique'came four hours before the deadline. The gunmen, shooting wildly from the school windows and using hostages as human shields, yelled through a megaphone that Israel must free the 20 imprisoned guerrillas and fly them to Damascus to save the youngsters' lives. Releasing the guerrilla prisoners in exchange for the youngsters would be the first time Israel had ever succumbed to a terrorist life-or- death demand. "In order to secure the re. lease of the pupils at Maalot, the cabinet has decided to release the terrorists as demanded." the communique said. "Notification thereof has also been communicated to the French ambassador." French Ambassador Jean Herly. carrying a Frpnrh flair, was inside the school negotiating for the hostages' lives. The gunmen had asked for Herly to negotiate with them, and the diplomat flew by helicopter 90 miles from Tel Aviv to Maalot, five miles south of the Lebanese border. The terrorists takeover of the school—plus the ambush death earlier of a woman, the slaughter of an entire family by the guerrillas, the bombing of an oil pipeline and the planting of rockets in Jerusalem—threatened to wreck Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's truce negotiations between Israel and Syria. Kissinger issued a statement of "shock and outrage" at the terrorist action and postponed a planned trip to Damascus. The attack was similar to the terrorist raid a month ago on the border town of Qiryat Shmonah, in which 18 Israelis died. The three terrorists in that raid also were killed.
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