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towa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 123 Return Postage Carroll, Iowa, Friday, May 24, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrirr Boy F.ach Kvoninfj for fiOc Per Week Single Copy Kissinger Plans to Offer a Compromise Troop Plan JERUSALEM (API- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said today he plans to offer his o w n compromise proposal aimed at breaking the Syrian-lsraelii deadlock over troop limitations on the Golan front. As he spoke, tank and artillery fire boomed along the front and Israeli and Syrian planes attacked each other's positions on the rocky plateau. The Syrians claimed knocking down three Israeli jets, but the Tel Aviv command said all its planes returned safely. ''We are considering whether approaching the issue of thinning out forces with an American proposal might help Awards to 8th Grade Students Melanie Comito and Robert Seidl were recognized as the top scholastic girl and boy during eighth grade graduation for Holy Spirit School on Thursday night. The Daughters of the American Revolution Honor Award was presented to Matt Fangman, and Dawn Pietig earned the Holy Spirit Honor Award. Awards were also given to the next 11 high scholastic students — Patty Prenger, Donna Pietig. Judy Oswald. Dawn Pietig, Rosie Drapcho, Jane Onken. Tom Schenkelberg. Kim Stangl, Mike Berning, Paul Baldus and Alice Frischmeyer. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Leo F." Lenz, V.F., superintendent, assisted by the Rev. Bruce LeFebvre, presented diplomas to the 76 eighth graders following the honors recognition. Receiving diplomas were Paul Baldus, Curtis Bard. Brian Bayliss. Jeff Becker. Mark Beiter. Michael Berning, Darrell Brincks. Joleen Brincks. Laureen Boes. Kim Boulware, John Brenny. Rick Burning, Dan Bueltel. Melanie Comito, Rosemary Drapcho, Cynthia Ericson, Tom Espenhover, Matt Fangman. Robert Foley, Alice Frischmeyer, Marcia Gehling and Mark Gehling. , Tami Goetzinger, Brian Greteman, Lisa Grethen, Suzanne Grethen, Sheryl Hammen, Marcia Hannasch, Mark Hannasch, Patrick Harmeyer, Geri Hoffman, Jane Hulsing, David Kalkhoff, Pat Kasperbauer, Rick Kasperbauer, Kyi Knobbe, Awards, See Page 2 matters." Kissinger told newsmen after meeting Israeli leaders for nearly three hours. Information Minister Shimon Peres said Kissinger was contemplating a middle of the road proposal, which he declined to spell out. But he said the secretary's idea was "a bridging proposition which would take into consideration the particular sharp sensibilities of both sides." Kissinger introduced an American initiative last week and won both side's approval of a truce line. A senior U.S. official said Kissinger would return to the Syrian capital later today or Saturday, hoping to wrap up an agreement separating the two countries' hostile armies in the Golan Heights. Either way. the official said. Kissinger will go home on Sunday—the 28th day of his marathon shuttle diplomacy mission. The official said Thursday night that Israel and Syria were "considerably closer" to agreement on thinning their forces than they had been 24 hours earlier. He said the progress came after Kissinger offered suggestions privately to Israeli Premier Golda Meir and later to President Hafez Assad of Syria in 44 hours of talks. Kissinger also reportedly made progress on determining the size of the United Nations force that will patrol the thinned-out regions and a buffer zone between the armies. A cease-fire line reportedly already is set. "It is my judgment that we have made good progress in the negotiations," Kissinger said at a 1uncheon in Damascus. "Even if we should for some reason not complete it in this session, we will surely bring it to a successful conclusion in the near future." There was speculation that Rev. E. W. Larson to Be New Minister Melanie Comito Robert Seidl \ \ Matt Fangman Dawn Pietig The Rev. Ernest W. Larson of Cedar Rapids has been tentatively assigned as minister of First United Methodist church in Carroll, the Daily Times Herald learned F r iday. He is presently serving as minister of Trinity United Methodist church, Iowa Bishop James S. Thomas has given tentative appointments to 101 Iowa pastors. The appointments will not be official until June 16 when they will be announced in their final form. Pastors who are scheduled for a move will announce the proposal to their congregations Sunday. Mr. Larson would succeed the Rev. Dr. Francis L. Brockman who has resigned and plans to live in Des Moines $260,000 Awarded to Lake City Family Larry and Barbara Thompson, of Lake City, have been awarded $260,000 from four companies in an out-of-court settlement in a damage suit resulting from a propane gas fire March 4, 1971. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, through attorney Russell S. Wunschel, Carroll, had sought $900,000 for the injuries received by Thompson as a result of the fire and the loss of consortium by his wife. Thompson suffered burns over 60 per cent of his body when the propane gas truck he was loading exploded. He was transfered from Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City to the burn care center of University Hospitals in Iowa City. The suit was scheduled for trail in United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa, Central Division, in Fort Dodge. In the settlement, the Faubion Manufacturing Company agreed to pay the Thompsons $212.500. The Faubion company had built the propane gas tank, and the Thompsons claimed the company had failed to install a back check value in the filler pipe of the tank. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were awarded $15.000 from Suit, See Page 2 where he is renovating an old mansion. Mr. Larson has served the Cedar Rapids Church for six years, and prior to that was the minister of the First United Methodist Church in Holstein from 1961 to 1968. A native of Emmetsburg, he was first assigned to the Somers and Callender parish near Fort Dodge in 1953. In 1956 he was appointed minister of the Lake Park Methodist Church and served there until his appointment at Holstein. Mr. Larson will assume his duties at the Carroll First United Methodist Church Sunday, June 30. He received a bachelor of science degree" from Morningside University in Sioux City, and received a bachelor of sacred theology degree from Boston University. His master of arts degree in Biblical literature came from the Boston University graduate school, Mr. Larson and his wife, Ruth, who also attended Morningside College, have five children. Their oldest daughter, Laura (Mrs. Dean Gesme) is a teacher at Prairie High School near Cedar Rapids. Her husband is a pre-med student at the University of Iowa. A son Mark will be a senior at Iowa State University majoring in chemical Rev. Larson, See Page 2 Area Forecast Generally clear and cool Friday night, lows 40 to 45. Partly sunny and a little warmer Saturday, highs in upper 60s to lower 70s. other U.S. negotiators might remain behind to keep talks going. At the luncheon, which Kissinger gave for Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khaddam and other Syrian officials, Kissinger described a separation of Israeli and Syrian forces as "a first step" toward a "just and permanent peace" in the Middle East. While Kissinger was in Damascus, Israeli politicians signed a coalition agreement guaranteeing that Premier-designate Yitzhak Rabin will head a new government and have a two- seat majority in the Israeli parliament. To be included with ,the ruling Labor alignment are the Independent Liberal party—a traditional government partner— and the Citizens Rights Movement, which supports dovish Arab policies and has worked for women's rights. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said he would not serve in the new coalition. Store Prints Own Pennies HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - A local grocery store chain is battling the penny shortage by printing its own. The Eagle Grocery Stores are using paper pennies, printed at company expense and redeemable at all Eagle stores, to overcome a chronic shortage of the copper coins. "This was about the .last thing that we wanted to do," store manager Dick Gardiner said Thursday. "But we really had little choice. We didn't want to cheat our customers, but we still had to make change." Customers receive green slips of paper, printed with the company name, instead of pennies for change. Five of the paper slips, which are slightly larger than a business card, are worth a nickel. "What else could we do," asks Gardiner. "We couldn't get pennies. And if we went through the store and rounded off all our prices the sales tax would still defeat us. We just can't do without pennies." The theory behind the penny . shortage is that hoarders are storing them away in the belief that the copper they're made of will become more valuable than the worth of the penny itself. The U.S. Mint says it is coining all the pennies it can. but the shortage persists. mmmmimm PLJANCC CENTER Downtown Beautification Proposal Starting today, the Carroll Daily Times Herald will run a series of drawings showing suggested changes on the exteriors of many of the older buildings in downtown Carroll. Pictured above is the Masonic Temple Building on the corner of Sixth and Adams Streets which, in addition to the organization's meeting rooms on the third floor, also houses Waiters' Appliance Center on the first floor and ottices and a retail establishment on the second floor. The proposed project is aimed at beautifying those structures, both in the central business district and on its frirges, that were not demolished under urban renewal to make way for new construction. The cost of the beautification of the buildings would have to be paid for by the owners because no public money is available for the project. Farm Artist — Ed J. Pietig, Route 1, Carroll (riding tractor in lower right part of picture) created a pleasing striped design Thursday as he rotary-hoed his soybean field -Staff Photo just east of Carroll. The beans were just beginning to omerge and the rotary hoe helped to breuk up the soil which became compacted af: ter last week's heavy rains. Watergate Figure Turns Kvangelist Duke Ellington Ellington, 75, Dies; Famed J azz Musician NEW YORK (AP) —Jazz bandleader and composer Duke Ellington died early today in Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after undergoing treatment for pneumonia. He was 75. Ellington, who had been hospitalized for several months for a respiratory infection that developed into pneumonia, died at 3:10 a.m., according to a hospital spokesman. Ellington had been unable to attend celebrations for his 75th birthday in New York last month. The celebration brought together 35 jazz groups and soloists in a tribute to the jazz master. In February. Ellington had returned to Washington, where he grew up, and performed for several hundred inner city school children and Julie Nixon Eisenhower. The President's daughter hailed Ellington as "one of my heroes" and brought a letter from her father addressed to "his excellency the Duke of Ellington." The letter from President Nixon proclaimed that "there'll never be another you." Born Edward Kennedy Ellington, the "Duke" was known the world over and was the first jazz musician to receive the French Legion of Honor, an award he was presented in July of 1973. Asked how many countries Ellington, See Page 2 OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) -Charles W. Colson is waging a new campaign, not f : or politii- cans but for souls. The forme:r White House special counsel has turned evangelist. Colson, who has been indicted for conspiracy in the Watergate cover-up and in (.he burglary of the office of Dar liel Ellsberg's psychiatri.st, presided over a prayer breakfast Thursday beh'ore some 300 civic and business leaders in this central Michigan town. He warned the overflow crowd at a local YMCA of the "pitfalls of pride" and said he'd abandoned hij; own "damnable pride and ego" to dedicate his life to Jesus Christ. Of his alleged Waterjgate involvement. Colson s:aid. "I know I am innocenU of all charges. "I don't feel sorry for myself. It's part of a Christian life to be tried. And down through the years, men who have professed their faith in Christ have found that this is a very difficult road we are asked to follow Colson, 42, who was widely quoted during the 1972 presidential campaign as saying he would "walk over my own grandmother" to re-elect Richard Nixon, said he never imagined becoming involved in the "biggest political cross-fire in American history." In edited transcripts of White House tape recorded conversations that Nixon released April 30, the President expressed concern over how deeply involved Colson might be in Watergate. Stanley Talks Like He's Already Won NO PAPER MONDAY The Daily Times Herald will not be published on Memorial Day. Monday, May 27. DES MOINES, lo'vva (AP) David Stanley is ta Iking these days like a candid?ite who has already won the primary and has his sights on November's general election. Stanley, a Republican state representative from Muscatine. spiends much interview time te;lling how he plans to beat Rep. John Culver. D-Iowa, iin the race for the U.S. Senate. About Sen. George Milligan, R-Des Moines, his Republican primary opponent, Stanley says, ''I feel sorry for George. "He's struggled so desperately to.crea'te some major differences (between himself and Stanley) and he's failed because there aren't any," Stanley said. Stanley rec;ailed that he and Milligan "have voted the. same way at least 95 per cent of the time in the state Legislature. 1 , and what few differences there are are minor ones :and more on state issues than f ederal issues. The big difference. Stanley believes, is that he and his staff "are able to put on a winning caimpaign and George is not." Stanley is convinced that voters in the Republican primary "want a strong candidate who can win in November. They don't want a man like John Culver with his strong obligations to out-of-state special interests going to the United States Senate." The politician from Muscatine is giving rhetoric a back seat this year—in his second try for a U.S. Senate seat. "All through our campaign, we're saying, 'Don't take my word for it—don't look at the words at all—and certainly don't believe any politician's promises. Look at the action.' " Stanley said everyone thought his battle for the Senate in 1968 was "a completely hopeless cause." Stanley was up against the popular Gov. Harold Hughes, a Democrat who several months ago declared his intention to enter lay religious work and not seek another Senate term. "The experts thought I was crazy," Stanley said. "We started four to one behind in that election. By July of 1968 we were two to one behind. We closed almost all of that gap." But that was not good enough. "We lost by 6,415 votes out of well over 1.100.000 votes."