lOVSQ a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 124 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, May 25, 1974 — Eight Pages Delivered by Carrirr Boy Each Evening for BOc Per Week 15c Single Copy Last Minute Effort to End Fighting in the Mid East DAMASCUS. Syria (AP) — Delayed by a bomb scare aboard his special U.S. Air Force plane today Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger arrived in Damascus today in a last-minute bid to negotiate a separation of Israeli and Syrian forces. Kissinger won tentative Israeli agreement Friday on a key disengagement issue, and American officials say Kissinger will end his shuttling between Israel and Syria this Sunday whether or not a disengagement pact is agreed upon. He is expected to return home via Bonn and London. The secretary's llth trip to' $44,965 Awarded to Eblen A jury of seven women and five men Friday awarded Joseph M. Eblen of Atlantic $44.965.11 from Jack L. Kaufman. Red Oak. in District Court here. Kaufman had originally brought the damage suit against Eblen and Reginald G. Crawford, also of Atlantic. The suit stemmed from an automobile accident March 17. 1972. about four miles south of Carroll on U.S. 71 involving vehicles driven by Kaufman and Eblen. Kaufman sought $250.000 damages from Eblen and Crawford for injuries he received as a result of the accident. In that accident Eblen was driving a van truck owned by Crawford, doing business as Atlantic Laundry and Cleaners. But Eblen brought a counter-claim against Kaufman for $100.000 damages for injuries he received in the accident. Both Kaufman and Eblen claimed the other was negligent. Also in the counter-claim. Crawford sought $1.794.66 from Kaufman for damage to the vehicle Eblen was driving. The jury awarded Crawford $1,894.66 on his counter-claim. The trial began in District Court here Tuesday morning with Judge E. J. Flattery of Fort Dodge presiding. The jury deliberated about four and a half hours before delivering its verdict at about 6p.m. Friday. Originally in the suit Eblen sought $100,000 from Germaine Dominise, doing business as Gold Crest Tavern, and Bernice M. Kuhlman, doing business as the Corner Inn, under the Iowa dram shop law. Eblen claimed Kaufman drank intoxicating beverages Suit, See Page 2 Damascus on his current Middle East tour was delayed one hour by a telephoned bomb threat against his U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 at David BenGurion Airport near Jerusalem. Kissinger had not boarded the plane when the threat was received. Security men found no bomb aboard the craft, which is kept under 24-hour guard, and Kissinger was cleared to leave. After Kissinger ends his shuttling. American technical experts may remain behind if necessary to assist with the fine points of a disengagement agreement. In a three-hour session Fri- day with Israeli negotiators. Kissinger got a favorable reaction on an undisclosed American compromise plan for thinning out Syrian and Israeli forces along the projected cease-fire line. The issue is one of two stumbling blocks remaining in the way of a disengagement agreement. But Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban made clear that Israeli cabinet approval of Kissinger's suggestion will hinge on the response the secretary receives today from Syrian ''President Hafez Assad. Agreement on the thinning out of forces would leave just one major area of dispute: the size and specific responsibilities of the United Nations force that would patrol a buffer zone between the Israeli and Syrian armies. Israeli Information Minister Shimon Peres said such issues as the location of the disengagement line, an exchange of prisoners and recovery of bodies of the October war dead have all been settled. On the Israeli political scene. Premier-designate Yitzhak Rabin announced that he ha'd formed a new government to replace that headed by Golda Meir. who has resigned. The makeup of his cabinet was not expected 15,000 Road Signs Removed by Faces Test Pondering his politica, future. Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau faces elections in July after Parliament's recent vote of no-confidence in his government. AMES. Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Highway Commission has removed 15.000 signs from primary and interstate highways since the state billboard act became effective in 1972. according to beautification Director Walt McDonald. He estimates another 50.000 signs will have to go by the July 1. 1978 deadline set by both state and federal law. McDonald said all signs visible from the highways except in commercial and industrial areas and all signs that do not have permits are "illegal signs" and must be removed. Thus far. most signs removed have been because of voluntary action by the sign owners. Persons owning licensed signs that must be removed get paid for their signs from 75 per cent federal funds and 25 per cent state funds. Extension Set for Farm Access Plan WASHINGTON (AP) -The Agriculture Department plans to extend for another year a pilot program started in 1972 to pay farmers for letting the public hunt, fish and hike on their land. . But the 1974 program will continue to be limited in scope, meaning that it will be another year at least before any serious move is made to make it a nationwide recreation project. "Further testing is needed to evaluate the program's feasibility." Undersecretary of Agriculture J. Phil Campbell said Friday in announcing the 1974 plan. The public access program will be available in 10 states, the same number as earlier. Those include Alabama. Iowa. Michigan. New York. North Dakota. Ohio. Oklahoma. Oregon. Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Officials said three — Alabama. New York and Ohio — are new additions to the program, replacing Colorado, Indiana and Louisiana. Only certain counties in each state are eligible for participation. Those will be announced later. Besides needing to be in a designated county, a farmer to be eligible for recreation payments must have a cotton, feed grain or wheat allotment, the department said. In 1972. according to officials. 3,793 farms were signed up for hunting. McDonald said reimbursement for the signs is based on the estimated cost to replace them, ranging from $50 or less for a small 15-to 20-square foot sign to around $500 or so for a 100-square foot sign. He said the reimbursement can average up to $7 a square foot for bigger signs, but depreciation and other factors are included in determining the sign's worth. "It will be some months yet before we require sign owners to involuntarily remove signs because we still have some people waiting in the wings" who want to voluntarily have their signs taken. McDonald said. He said first priority will be given to removing signs encountered on new highway construction or relocation projects. "A lot of signs will be removed without any compensation because they are categorized as abandoned signs." McDonald said. He said all signs are considered abandoned if their owners did not file for a sign permit within 30 days after the beautification act became law. to be announced until tonight. The government will rest on a coalition of parties that will have a two-seat majority in the Knesset, or Parliament. The government will have a dovish orientation, and P^ban and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan have said they will not serve on it. Move for a Ban on Fireworks WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the objections of thousands of firecracker-loving Americans, the government is moving ahead with plans to defuse Fourth of July celebrations. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that unless it receives a "legally sufficient" request for a delay and public hearing, the sale and manufacture of firecrackers of all sizes will be prohibited as of June 17. And. in anticipation of a buying spree preceding the ban. the agency is stepping up its lookout for bootleg fireworks operations. Comprehensive federal regulations, issued under authority of the 1960 Hazardous Substances Act. will override less restrictive laws in 18 states which still permit firecracker sales. The commission says the ban is necessary "in view of the significant number of injuries relating to firecracker use; the unfeasibility of construction requirements to adequately Fireworks, See Page 2 Area Forecast Partly cloudy through Sunday. Chance of a few showers or thunderstorms Saturday night, ending early Sunday. Lows Saturday night 50 to 55. Highs Sunday 70 to 75. Rainfall chances 30 per cent Saturday night. 20 per cent Sundav. Safety Patrol Citation -Staff Photo The St. Lawrence School safety patrol has been awarded a special citation after participating in the 26th annual School Safety Patrol contest, sponsored by the American Automobile Association. Looking at the award certificate, from left, are. Earl Schiltz. St. Lawrence safety patrol supervisors; Les Butler, school liaison officer with the Carroll Police Department; Doug Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Meyer; and Karen Willenborg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Willenborg. Meyer and Miss Willenborg are members of the school's safety patrol program. N etc SchoolLaiv Could ChangeWorkof Center The Carroll Developmental Center for Handicapped Children may have to do a bit of converting and re-purposing in the future. But those in charge are glad. Providing a five-hour daily classroom for twelve youngsters ranging in age from 4 to 19. the privately run center strives to prepare handicapped or retarded children from the Carroll area for advancement in to the Carroll county special education classrooms or other activity centers. Teaching the children self-help skills, sharing and working with their own particular problems, to bring them to the classroom level, the brightly painted playroom complete with flourescent plastic worm and giant balls, may have to be redecorated for other purposes in the future. Because of a landmark bill passed by the state legislature, awaiting Gov. Robert Ray's signature, their purpose may be somewhat altered. Under the bill revising the Code of Iowa, Chapter 281. as interpreted by Tom McKee. representative of the State of Iowa Association for Retarded Children, the school system may take over some of the center's duties. "As of July 1. 1975. no Center, See Page 2 Win or Lose, It'll Be A First for Milligan Business Loan Applications Submitted for Union Revieiv WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department routinely submits private government loan applications from business to the AFL-CIO for review and comment, a practice described by one senator as giving the labor federation "unprecedented influence of government function." A department official said adverse comments from the AFL-CIO have held up at least five loan applications of more than 200 thus far submitted under the Rural Development Act of 1972. Sen. Clifford P. Hansen. R- Wyo., said he discovered the practice while inquiring about the status of an insured loan application from a small Wyoming business submitted to the Agriculture Department's Farmers Home Administration under the act. , Hansen said the Labor Department replied that no decision had been made because the AFL-CIO had not had an opportunity to review the application. "Nowhere in the regulations or the law have I found that the AFL-CIO is given authority to participate in the governmental decision-making on eligibility of loan applicants," the senator protested in a letter to Labor Secretary Peter J. Brennan. In explaining the procedure to Hansen. Brennan replied in a May 16 letter that, "We believe that it is appropriate for us to call upon various organizations, including labor unions, who mav have facts or information to offer with respect to.possible adverse employment or competitive business impact." The secretary said that each week the department provides the AFL-CIO with a listing of new applications received, the specific products involved and the location of the firm. No information is given on the size of the loan or other details, he said. A departmental source said the AFL-CIO is consulted because the department doesn't have the manpower or funds to check out each application thoroughly. Hansen said he is not satisfied with Bren nan's explanation and has sent protests to the White House and the Senate and House Agriculture committees. DES MOINES. Iowa (AP)— Win or lose —whatever happens to George Milligan in the June 4 Republican primary election will be a first. Milligan. a state senator from Des Moines. never before sought and won a U.S. Senate seat, and said he never has "never lost a political race." Rep. David Stanley. R-Muscatine. believes Milligan is headed for his first defeat—at Stanley's hands. Stanley says victory is within his reach because he works harder than Milligan. "He's not working harder than George Milligan!" Milligan declared. "If he's working harder, he.'s putting up billboards. He refuses to debate the issues." Milligan said. But Stanley insists that there aren't any major differences between himself and Milligan. "It's to his advantage to say we're alike," Milligan explained. "But we are not alike. George Milligan is a fighter." Stanley was a come-from-behind candidate when he clashed with then-Gov. Harold Hughes for a U.S. Senate seat in 1968: He lost by 6.415 votes out of more than 1.1 million votes cast. "My opponent (Stanley) lost in 1968 while other people on the state ticket were winning by large margins. "My opponent also ran against a Republican incumbent congressman (Fred S c h,w e n g e 1. Davenport) in 1970." Milligan continued, "resigned a year early from the Iowa Senate in order to run against him—and lost. "I am tired of hearing that. •We came close in 1968.' I have to point out that the man who says he's a winner lost in 1968, lost in 1970—and it's time to have a winner." Milligan has dogged Stanley through the campaign on the source of Stanley's campaign financing for the 1968 and 1970 elections. Stanley has refused to divulge his sources for those years, pointing out that the campaigns were conducted under different laws at that time. Stanley said he and his committee complied fully with those laws. Those are "matters that are one of the key issues in this campaign," said Milligan. Ask Court to Decide on Withheld Evidence No Problem — New math no problem for these tots who rely not on newfangled electronic teaching aids but the ancient abacus. Nursery school students grasp mathematical basics while attending classes at a cotton mill in Peking where working mothers bring their children to a Sino version of the Western world's daycare center. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether President Nixon may withhold Watergate evidence subpoenaed for the trial of former White House assistants. The Watergate special prosecutor asked the high court Friday to assume jurisdiction in the refusal of the White House to turn over tapes and documents for the Watergate coverup trial. Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, pressed for time because the trial is scheduled to start Sept. 9, is seeking to bypass the Washington circuit court. In other Watergate developments: — Preparations are underway in Washington for the trial of former presidential assistants John D. Ehrlichman and Charles W. Colson and three others accused in the September 1971 break-in at the California office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. said he will propose next Thursday that the impeachment panel make public. —Vice President Gerald R. Ford said Nixon's refusal to give the Judiciary Committee any more Watergate material may result in the President's impeachment. "It seems to me that a stonewall attitude isn't necessarily the wisest policy," Ford said in an interview with ABC News. —Sen. Barry Goldwater, R- Ariz., said it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend Nixon in the Watergate scandal. However. Goldwater said he can see no circumstances under which he would go to the President and ask him to resign. In Judge Gerhard Gesell's court Friday. White House lawyer James D. St. Clair asked that subpoenas seeking notes and memos Ehrlichman and Colson left behind when they resigned be quashed. When informed that the evidence sought by lawyers for Ehrlichman and Colson would not be provided, Gesell said sternly: "We're down to the point where the President must de- cide his responsibilities under the laws of this country." St. Clair said Nixon was claiming executive privilege, or the right to keep secret his conversations with assistants, and was unable to promise that the defendants or prosecutors in the case could have even limited access to the evidence described in the subpoenas. "I don't have the authority to waive that privilege." said the President's lawyer. "There is no privilege," said Gesell. "It is not for the President to determine what documents should be produced: it is for this court to decide. "I want those documents produced." In the break-in trial, scheduled to start June 9. the five men are accused of violating the civil rights of Dr. Lewis Fielding, Ellsberg's psychiatrist at the time the former Pentagon analyst leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press. Indicted along with Ehrlichman and Colson were G. Gordon Liddy, Bernard L. Barker and Eugenio A. Martinez. In the Watergate cover-up case, Jaworski asked the high court to resolve the subpoena issue during the court's current term, scheduled to end late next month. In the case, Colson, Ehrlichman. former White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and three others are accused of obstructing justice.
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