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lovsa a place to grew Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 —No. 117 Return Postage Carroll, Iowa, Friday, May 17, 1974 — Sixteen Pages Delivered by Cnrrirr Roy Each "I C Evening for 60c Per Week I J C Single Copy Israeli Jets Strafe, Bomb } Arab Targets in Lebanon Safety Program — -Staff Photo Karl Wagner, a magician better known as Kaptain Karl, performed at three Carroll elementary schools Thursday. Helping blow out the flame of a giant cigarette lighter at the central building of the public school were from left. Officer Leslie Butler. Maria Vanderheiden, Scott Hanke and the magician. The program dedicated to safety for children is sponsored by the National Child Safety Council. Inflation Worsens, But Signs of Recovery Seen WASHINGTON (AP) Prices rose at a 11.5 per cent rate in the first three months of the year, worse than previous estimates, the government reported today. The rate of inflation — solidly in the double digit category — was the worst since a 13 per cent inflation rate in the first quarter of 1351. The Commerce Department also reported that the nation's economy — as measured by the Gross National Product — declined by a 6.3 per cent rate in January through March. The department had esti- mated last month that first quarter inflation was at a 10.8 per cent rate and the economy declined at a 5.8 per cent rate. The new figures, based on more complete information, showed the nation's economic problems were worse than expected. But there already were signs the nation is recovering from the first quarter economic slump. Industrial output was reported increased in April for the first time in five months and housing starts also rose in April. The Commerce Department Record Crop Could Tumble Corn Price WASHINGTON (AP) - If farmers come through with a record corn crop of 6.7 billion bushels, prices could tumble to less than $2 per bushel next fall, says the Agriculture Department. Prices soared to record levels last winter, reaching $3 per bushel or more at some central markets. Nationally, corn prices at the farm averaged a record $2.76 per bushel for the month of February. Although corn prices have eased since then, by mid-May they still were around $2.40 per bushel at Omaha. A year ago they were about $1.75 oer bushel. The look ahead to a possible record corn harvest next fall and prospective declines in prices were included Thursday in a feed grain analysis by the department's Outlook and Situation Board. "Feed grain prices will remain sensitive to crop prospects this spring and summer," the report said. "If the corn crop totals around the 6.7 billion bushels projected, corn prices at the farm at harvest may drop below $2 a bushel, but still be higher than prices at harvest in most recent years." Last November, farm prices of corn nationally averaged $2.18 per bushel and then rose to $2.39 in December, according to USDA calculations. In November, 1972, before a hugh export market fully developed, corn brought farmers an average of $1.20 per bushel. The report Thursday repeated earlier department indications that farmers intend to plant 126.3 million acres of feed grain this year—including corn, oats, barley, and sorghum— which would be a 4 per cent boost from 1973. Officials also noted the corn reserve next Oct. 1, at the beginning of the 1974-75 crop year, is expected to be drained to 450 million bushels, compared with more than 700 million carried over last fall. also reported today that the nation's corporations recorded a 12 per cent increase in after-tax profits in the first quarter, increasing $8.6 billion to $80.2 billion at an annual rate. The increase was a big improvement over the one-tenth of one per cent rise in after-tax earnings in the fourth quarter of 1973, but the profit figures also reflected the higher cash receipts resulting from inflation. Much of the gain in the first quarter profits was in the increased value in inventories, the Commerce Department said. The new figures on inflation and economic growth were contained in the government's revised first quarter report on the Gross National Product, which measures the total value of the nation's output of goods and services. The figures show that th'e GNP in the first quarter rose $14.7 billion to an annual rate of $1,352.2 billion. But when the inflation rate of 11.5 per cent is taken into account, the GNP declined at a rate of 6.3 percent: The Nixon administration predicts that the'first quarter economic slide will come to a halt in the second quarter and will be followed by a resumption of economic growth after midyear. The Commerce Department also reported today that disposable personal income of Americans — that is, income after taxes — increased $13.6 billion in the first quarter and that the personal savings rate dropped $5.6 billion to a 6.6 per cent rate. RECOVER BODY CLINTON, Iowa (AP)—The body of 10-year-old Bobby Slaver, who drowned nearly two months ago, has been recovered from the Mississippi By The Associated Press The Israeli command said its jets strafed and bombed Arab guerrilla targets in southern Lebanon again today barely 24 hours after its devastating retaliatory attack there. It said all aircraft returned safely after a 30-minute raid. At the same time, six thunderous explosions shook the Lebanese capital of Beirut in quick succession. One unconfirmed report said anti-aircraft batteries in the port area opened fire on Israeli warplanes. But Israel said its jets attacked "terrorist objectives" on the western slopes of Ml. Hermon, far south of Beirut. Radio Damascus said Syrian jets clashed with the Israeli planes and shot one down. The broadcast said the Syrian jets prevented the other Israeli planes from bombing new targets and "drove them off." Lebanon said the Israeli air raids Thursday were "reminiscent of Nazi horrors" and that the casualty toll "is of a horrifying nature." "I can safely say scores were killed and hundreds wounded,'' Information Minister Fahmy Shahin told a news conference in Beirut. He said Lebanese President Suleiman Franjieh called for "effective U.N. action to curb Israel's barbarism." Israeli jets hit seven areas south of Beirut on Thursday in retaliation for an Arab terrorist raid on an Israeli schoolhouse Wednesday in which more than a score of Israelis were killed. Israeli ground troops made a hit-and-run atack into southern Lebanon Thursday night, and blew up an empty house less than a mile from the border that had been used by terrorists, the Israeli command said. It also reported about six mortar rounds were fired toward Metulla. the northernmost Israeli town, but there were no casualties. The Palestinian news agency Wafa said the Israeli raids Thursday "will not pass without punishment. Israel will pay very dearly for the price of our children. Woman, 18, Found Slain BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP)— The body of Mrs. Delia Sneed, 18, was found in her home here early Friday. Police said she apparently died of a gunshot wound in the head. The body was discovered by her husband, Gary, when he returned home, police said. Several agents of the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called in to help Scott County officers investigate the case. Area Forecast Showers and thunderstorms likely Friday night and Saturday, Lows Friday night low to mid 50s. Highs Saturday mid to upper 60s. Rainfall chances 80 per cent Friday night, 60 per cent Saturday. The Israeli strikes increased the possibility that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger would return to Washington soon without an agreement between Israel and Syria for a separation of their forces on the Golan Heights. But Kissinger made another trip to Damascus Thursday and maintained on his return to Jerusalem that "progress was made." "Tell Kissinger to come see what the Israelis have done with American Phantoms," Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. E.ToIan Transfer Tolan to Lake City HUMBOLDT. Iowa (AP)— The Rt. Rev. Msgr. J.E. Tolan. 59. widely known for his youth work, will transfer from St. Mary's Church. Humboldt, to St. Mary's in Lake City at his request, officials said Thursday. The transfer from a parish which operates a grade school to one which does not was approved by The Most Rev. F.H. Greteman. bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City. Msgr. Tolan was well-known in Iowa for his Jet 100 events, which honor leaders in government, business and industry. Among those who have attended the affairs in the past quarter century were Gov. Robert Ray. congressmen, astronauts and state legislators. Msgr. Tolan served in Humboldt for 11 years, officials said. Morrissey Property Sold The building west on U.S. 30 which for 21 years housed Charley's Place, a grocery business owned by Charley J. Morrissey has been razed, and the property sold, according to Morrissey's son, Thomas. However, Morrissey would not disclose who had purchased the property. Price Rollbacks WASHINGTON (AP) -Significant rollbacks of domestic oil and gasoline prices may be imposed on oil companies, energy chief John C. Sawhill said. said one guerrilla. "Even if all the Arabs sign a peace agreement with Israel, we will still continue to fight." Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy warned that the Arab states could not stand idly by in the face of "Israeli acts of aggression." In Washington, the White House condemned both the guerrilla attack into Israel and the retaliatory raids, saying, "Continuing cycles of violence of this sort can only Awarded Fellowship for Study Helen A. Testroet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Testroet of Route 2. Manning, has received a fellowship from the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies to participate in a summer seminar in Washington. D.C. Prof. Testroet is one of 12 classicists from throughout North America selected for the program which will focus on Greek palaeography, the history of ancient Greek scripts. The six-week program, which begins June 25, is being jointly sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks, the Mediaeval Academy of America and the Catholic University of America and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Proi". Testroet joined the Union College faculty at Schenectady, N.Y. in 1971. after earning her doctorate in obstruct the achievement of a peaceful settlement in the Middle East." Israeli authorities announced today that a total of 26 persons were killed by the Maalot terrorists. They increased the total number of children killed at the Maalot school from 20 to 21, explaining that a 15-year-old girl previously listed as killed was found alive at her home in nearby Safad, but two other children Police Storm House; SLA Suspects Gone LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fired teargas today and then stormed a house where Symbionese Liberation Army members were believed holed up, witnesses said. Police entered the house but no one appeared to be inside, witnesses at the scene said. The teargas cannisters were fired through the front windows of the house. Police wearing gas masks burst into the house and began examining suit cases, according to an Associated Press newsman at the scene. An FBI agent at the scene declined comment when asked if any arrests had been made or if anyone had been found in the house. After the teargas was fired, police sharpshooters stationed around the house relaxed and rested their weapons. As officers moved through the house, they picked up suitcases, satchels and several boxes. Wearing flak-jackets and carrying shotguns and teargas rifles, officers swarmed around a single-story house in southcentral Los Angeles about 6 a.m. Police sharpshooters armed with M16 rifles were seen perched on rooftops, witnesses said. They moved in several hours after a shootout at a sporting goods store in suburban Inglewood about five miles away. Police and firemen blocked off a four-block, predominantly black area around the frame and stucco house, which is near Peooerdine University. "Some people were followed to this location. We suspect they might be SLA people," said FBI Agent Elmer Linberg. The SLA, which police say is a heavily armed group of about 25 persons, has claimed- responsibility for the Feb. 4 abduction of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst from her Berkeley apartment. Earlier, the FBI and police launched a massive manhunt for two suspected SLA members, William Taylor Harris, 29, and his wife Emily, 27. Police said a man and a woman fled from a sporting goods store\ in Inglewood Thursday night under a hail of bullets fired by a second woman. The group then stole two cars in making their escape. A 38-caliber pistol dropped at the store had been purchased by Mrs. Harris last October, police said. The getaway car was abandoned and the trio stole two other vehicles at gunpoint, police said. ''We're from the SLA, we Prof. Helen A. Testroet classics from Harvard University. She is a graduate of the College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minn., and taught Greek at Boston College High School before coming to Union. A former Woodrow Wilson fellow at Harvard, Prof. Testroet is currently serving as acting chairman of the classics department at Union. Miller: fiest Year to Topple Turner need your car!" a man and woman told the driver of the second vehicle, according to Inglewood policeman Gerald Taylor. The Harrises disappeared from their Oakland apartment Jan. 10, the day alleged SLA members Joseph Remiro and Russell Little were arrested on charges of fatally shooting Oakland School Supt. Marcus Foster. The shootout at the Inglewood sporting goods store followed a scuffle between the man and a clerk who noticed that the man had attempted to shoplift a pair of socks. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) If ever there was a year to topple Richard Turner from the attorney general's job, this is it, Tom Miller believes. Miller, 29, practices law in the small Clayton County town of McGregor. He has no law partner and is single. He also has little political visibility—at this point. The most important thing a public attorney, such as the attorney general, can do "is set the priorities," Miller said in an interview. Miller believes Turner's efforts to crack down on social gambling—including a raid on a northeast Iowa church picnic—and efforts to get a different airplane for his agency demonstrate emphasis on the wrong priorities. "I think the most significant question facing attorneys general across the whole country is the impoundment of federal funds," Miller said. "When the Nixon administration impounded, a lot of attorneys general went right into federal court and sued the federal government. . .and generally they've been successful." But Turner brought only one suit, Miller said, "and he brought it late—in August I believe it was—concerning one type of aid, highway funds. That gives you a sort of idea about his priorities." Miller recalled that Turner was "very, very heavy" during the recently-ended legislative session to get lawmakers to approve an aircraft for his department and institution of a welfare fraud investigation squad. "And he was strangely silent on the consumer credit bill." Turner was instrumental in getting interest ceilings on rev o 1 v i n g charge accounts trimmed from 18 to 9 per cent, but Miller said there was little movement from Turner to resist efforts in the legislature to restore higher rates. Miller's main effort is to increase his visibility, to let lo- wans know who he is and what he stands for. Should he win the Democratic primary election against James Reynolds and Dick Herman, Miller must battle the highly-visible Turner, who is frequently quoted in the press and who makes radio and television appearances. But Miller is not walking across Iowa (as Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa) did in 1972, or bicycling across the state (as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Clark Rasmussen is doing now). When Miller served his political apprenticeship, he did it under Clark and Rep. John Culver; D-Iowa—both strong believers in careful organization. So Miller is convinced that his emphasis should be in building a strong statewide campaign organization. Miller also does not intend to visit every county in Iowa, and he does not promise to stop in every town in any particular area—as some campaigners have done. "The only promise we're making is to do a lot of campaigning and effective campaigning. wounded in the raid died Thursday night. The terrorists also killed three members of an Israeli family before they invaded the Maalot school and an Israeli soldier during the battle at the school. And officials said it had been determined that the three guerrillas — who were killed when Israeli troops stormed the school — were responsible for the ambush of a truckload of Arab workers Tuesday night in which a woman died. 'Get Out Pennies' Drive Set WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Mint is planning a nationwide get-out-the-penny campaign in an effort to ease a penny shortage that is daily growing worse. Pennies are in such short supply that some supermarket chains have asked for permission to use paper script in place of pennies in their stores. The mint has not responded to these requests, although it promises an opinion soon on whether use of script in such a way would be legal. Mint director Mary Brooks said the government also has started a study of the nation's coinage, including whether there is need for a two and one-half cent piece to help relieve the pressure on the penny.. The penny shortage is nationwide. Bcause demand was exceeding supply, federal reserve banks started a month ago to ration pennies to commercial banks. But the big federal reserve bank in Chicago still ran completely out of pennies earlier this month. A spokesman for the National Association of Food Chains said the shortage is causing problems since pennies are absolutely essential in daily food store operatons. Ironically, the U.S. Mint takes some responsibility for helping create the shortage. "It all started when we asked for the aluminum legislation..." Miss Brooks said in an interview. "It's a phenomena that when the American people hear there may be a shortage, they create one," Miss Brooks said. Miss Brooks said there is no real shortage of pennies, they are just not being circulated. "We estimate there are 30 billion pennies just languishing away in people's dressers,, pickle jars, coffee cans, unloved and unwanted and unused, and they should be back in circulation," she said. Traffics Deaths DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The Iowa highway death count through midnight Thursday as prepared by the Iowa Department of Public Safety: This year to date—195. Last year to date—261. Jack Thein Heads Mental Health Unit Jack Thein, Carroll County supervisor, was elected president of the Southwest Iowa Mental Health Center at Atlantic Thursday night. He has represented Carroll County for a number of years. Mrs. James Jensen of Glidden was seated as a new director, replacing Mrs. Lester Heinen of Halbur who resigned recently. Also elected were Richard Evans of Audubon County, vice chairman; Eloise Lee of Atlantic, secretary and Clarence McDermott of Shelby County, treasurer. The mental health center serves four southwest Iowa counties and is funded by each of the counties. Jack Thein

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