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Iowa aplacetognow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 127 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, May 30, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrirr Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy Truce Effective Friday; 'a Turning Point in History' Honored at Assembly Some of the pupils honored during the Carroll Community Junior High School awards assembly Wednesday were Lori Harmening. second from left, front row. D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award and outstanding musician; and Tony Hulsebus. first in the second row. outstanding musician. Winners in the physical fitness contest were, from left, front, Lori Harmening. first: Miss Evans, second; Jill Schechingcr. first; Laurie Tcague, second; and Ann Mankin. second: second row. second from left. Lisa Fredrickson. first: Steve Schechtman. first: and Thomas Strautman. second. Panel Sends Warning to Nixon on Refusing to Honor Subpoenas BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) White House lawyer James D. St. Clair told the Supreme Court today that bypassing the U.S. Court of Appeals in the matter of the Watergate tapes and documents would result in "unjudicial haste." WASHINGTON (AP) -The House Judiciary Committee today warned President Nixon he may be providing grounds for impeachment by refusing to honor committee subpoenas for Watergate tapes. By a vote of 28 to 10. it au- thorized the sending of a letter to Nixon stating that his refusal will be weighed by the committee when it votes on whether to recommend his impeachment. "In meeting their constitutional responsibility," the letter says, "committee members will be free to consider whether your refusals warrant the drawing of adverse inferences concerning the substance of the material and whether your refusals in and of themselves constitute a ground for impeachment." An earlier draft had said 6 Seek 2nd District Congressional Seat By The Associated Press Residents of Iowa's 2nd District are losing their congressman this year, and six political hopefuls are rushing to fill the vacancy. Sen. Tom Riley. R-Cedar Rapids and Michael Feld, Oelwein, want the Republican nomination, while Martin Jensen, Hiawatha; Sen. Michael Blouin, D-Dubuque; Harry Sullivan, Ryan; and C.J. Adams, Dubuque, .are pursuing the Democratic nod. Rep. John Culver, D-Iowa, wants to trade his decade as the district's congressman for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated this year by fellow Democrat Harold Hughes. Hughes is ending his political career TO BE A LAY RELIGIOUS WORKER. Sullivan, 34, used the touchstone of his early years to launch his campaign—announcing his candidacy from the Ryan farm where he was raised. The nation's ' 'out of control" economy is his central campaign issue, Sullivan said. "The present situation has been brought about by mismanagement and nonmanagement at the highest levels of our government." Attorney Sullivan began a two-year stint in 1965 as an aide to former Iowa Rep. John Hansen. In 1967-69 Sullivan was the chief Small Business Administration liaison with Congress. He has also represented a trade association at the nation's capital. Feld and Jensen also have been congressional aides. Feld, 39, was worked for Reps. Gene Snyder, R-Ky.. and William Scherle, R-Iowa, as well as former Rep. John Kyi, R-Iowa. He also was an assistant to Gov. Robert Ray. Jensen, 39, is a former broadcaster and aide to Hughes. Riley is a 45-year-old attorney who has taken two themes for his effort against Feld. The state legislator indicates that the Iowa Legislature, in which he has served many years, is known for its accomplishments, and Congress has been criticized for ineffectiveness. He also has campaigned from a platform of political openness and integrity. Feld wants to return to Washington as a congressman to return control to the people. Such is the plethora of federal regulations, "You have to be a Philadelphia lawyer to sell a sack of popcorn on the street." members would be "obliged" to draw such an inference, but it was softened at the suggestion of Rep. Lawrence Hogan, RMd. Eight Republicans joined with 20 Democrats in approving the letter, which was signed by Chairman Peter Rodino. D-N.J. The letter was a response to Nixon's letter of May 22 saying no further Watergate matter would be provided. In his May 22 letter. Nixon based his refusal to supply 11 tapes subpoenaed by the committee on the grounds that it would lead to a never ending process of continuing requests. Nixon said. "Such a massive invasion into the confidentiality of presidential conversations" would fatally weaken the office of the presidency. Nixon also told the committee it already had "the full story of Watergate insofar as it relates to presidential knowledge and presidential actions." Approval of a response to Nixon's letter was only one of several matters to be settled by the committee today after the completion of the. preliminary presentation of Watergate evidence. White House lawyer James D. St. Clair said the committee's impeachment case does not amount to much, but some committee members disagreed Wednesday. Toll Lines Out After Cable Cut Long distance service between Carroll, Omaha and Des Moines was disrupted - Wednesday when Audubon county equipment cut through an underground telephone cable near Ross, Iowa. Gus Harnack of Carroll, Northwestern Bell central office supervisor, said the break occurred about 1:30 p.m. as a county crew was attempting to take out a culvert on a road near Ross. Harnack said telephone repairmen restored service at 3:10p.m. CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Henry A. Kissinger arrived here today en route home from his 33-day marathon peace mission, and a senior American official said the cease-fire agreement he mediated between Israel and Syria would take effect as soon as it is signed on Friday. Before leaving Jerusalem, the American secretary of state told newsmen the pact may become "a turning point in the history of the Middle East." The senior official, talking to newsmen as the Kissinger party flew here to report to President Anwar Sadat on the accord, said wounded prisoners of war would be exchanged within 24 hours of the signing in Geneva. As part of the agreement to separate Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights, the official said, Israel would give up the Golan city of Quneitra and six or seven villages taken in the 1967 war, as well as land gained last October. The U.S. official said Israel would retain possession of three strategic hills and all of its settlements, but will yield about "a field and a half" of Storms Strike in S.W. Iowa By The Associated Press A severe thunderstorm dumped 3.2 inches of rain on Shenandoah in 50 minutes Thursday morning, felling a number of trees and snapping telephone lines. Authorities said there was considerable residential property damage and a number of basements in the commercial area were flooded. A little hail accompanied the storm. About a dozen cars were reported to have floated down the flooded streets. There were power outages in the city intermittently through the morning. The storm pounced out of a band of showers about 30 miles wide which moved across southeastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Farmers in Fremont County reported the downpour locally measured four inches or more. The National Weather Service said torrential rains also hit Sidney and Tabor. It warned residents of Page, Fremont and Mills counties to be on the alert for possible rapid rises in streams. The forecast indicated more showers and possibly severe thunderstorms were expected to spread across the southern and central sections of the state by Thursday night. The weather service said large hail and locally damaging winds could occur with those storms. Cooler weather was in the offing for Thursday nightwith lows mainly in the 50s. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s were forecast for Friday with a possibility of scattered showers in the north and east. cultivated land east of the disengagement line. The text of the accord distributed to newsmen gives Syrian and Israeli negotiators until Wednesday to work out details of the troop separation in the Golan Heights. Actual disengagement is to begin by next Thursday and completed by June 25. All of the remaining 73 Israeli and 408 Syrian, Moroccan and Iraqi prisoners are to be repatriated by Thursday. In a protocol accompanying the agreement, Israel and Syria agreed that the U.N. Bicycle Rodeo Set Saturday All Carroll bicyclists are invited to attend the "Ghost Rider'' bicycle rodeo Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church parking lot, Carroll Police Chief Maurice Dion said Thursday. The rodeo will give cyclists a chance to test their riding skill on an official national obstacle course. "The increase in bicycle popularity, accidents, deaths and thefts is of great concern to our community. This is the bicyclist's chance to graphically test his skill, learn rules of the road and get his bike licensed as a protection against theft," said Dion. Inspectors will check bicycles for equipment and safe riding, and judges will instruct in riding technique and rules of the road. The rodeo is free. Bicycle drivers licenses will be given to all who complete the course and bike stickers will be given to the children. Younger children should attend early Saturday morning. Dion said. The rodeo is sponsored by the Carroll Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Carroll Police Department with assistance from Carroll Boy Scout troops. peacekeeping force will number about 1,250 men and will carry out regular inspections. But the force is not to hamper the Syrian civil administrators who will move into the demilitarized zone between the separated armies. Kissinger and Sadat are to lunch together during a six- hour stopover before the secretary continues to Washington. Announcement of the Syrian-Israeli agreement Wednesday did not halt fighting in the Golan Heights, and the Syrian command reported the 80th consecutive day of shelling there. Premier Golda Meir was presenting the pact to the Israeli parliament today, and Information Minister Shimon Peres said it was expected to pass despite opposition from the right-wing Likud bloc. Israeli officials said Mrs. Meir might resign immediately after a favorable vote, turning over the government to Premier-designate Yitzhak Rabin. The break-through in reaching agreement came Tuesday when Israel dropped its insistence that the pact incorporate written guarantees against Palestinian terrorist infiltrators from Syria. In exchange for the crucial concession, Israel reportedly got an American pledge that Israeli retaliation against terrorist attacks would be "understood" in Washington — interpreted to mean the United States would veto any U.N. Security Council resolutions condemning possible Israeli reprisal raids. Elementary Pupils Receive Recognition Nominated — Owen Martin of Carroll has been'nominated by the Carroll County Chapter of the American Cancer Society for the state division's Harold W. Morgan "Outstanding Volunteer" award. Local nominations are made annually by each of the 103 Iowa chapters. Martin has been chairman of the chapter's service committee for seven years. May Raise Oil Taxes Rather Than Prices VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The chief executive officer of the cartel which handles 80 per cent of global oil exports said today his organization might hike oil taxes rather than prices when a freeze expires July 1. Abderrahman Khene, secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — OPEC — said that members might decide to step up their income by increased taxation to reap the windfall profits of the Western oil companies. In an exclusive interview, he made clear OPEC expected the oil companies to absorb this, and not make their customers pay for it by boosting oil prices. "Not long ago, the oil companies were making a profit of about 50 cents per barrel of crude oil while, starting in the last months, they were 30 Iowa Counties Still Using Paper Ballots DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voters in 10 Iowa counties will use voting machines for the first time when they go to the polls for Tuesday's primary elections. This brings the number of counties using voting machines to 69, representing 90 per cent of the state's population. Of the 30 counties which will continue to vote by paper ballot, 15 are among the 21 counties in the southern two tiers of Iowa counties. Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst said the reason that so many southern counties have not purchased voting machines may be a lack of money in the county fund. "Land values are generally higher north of there," Synhorst said. "There is that initial cash outlay for the machines." Synhorst said he does not know if counties could save money in the long run by going to voting machine, but "there is the advantage in speed of tabulation." The first voting machines in Iowa were purchased by Franklin County in 1908. Polk and Shelby counties got on the bandwagon and purchased voting machines in 1911. By 1921, when Pocahontas County purchased the automatic tabulators, 20 counties had stopped using paper ballots. But then purchases of the voting machines slowed, with only another eight counties abandoning the paper ballot over the next 34 years, including a 10-year dry spell from 1945 to 1955 when no county went to voting machines. The remaining 41 counties which abandoned the paper ballot have done so since 1955 when Poweshiek and Dallas counties broke the ice. "There has been a big increase in voting machine sales in recent years," Synhorst said. "It wasn't many years ago when we talked in terms of 65 per cent of Iowa voters using machines—now we are approaching 100 per cent," Synhorst said. Since the 1972 general election, voting machines have been purchased by Washington, Winneshiek, Mitchell. Warren. Guthrie, Cherokee, Monona, Plymouth, Sioux and Mills counties. All 3,938 voting machines now in use in Iowa were made by the same company—the Automatic Voting Machine Co., Synhorst said. The State Voting Machine Commission, which must approve voting machines used in Iowa, approved a model manufactured by the Shoup Voting Machine Corp. in 1950. "There have been sales representatives in the state from- Shoup, but they just haven't taken in Iowa," Snyhorst said. The state commission just recently approved another voting machine for Iowa use, manufactured by the International Election System Corp., but that machine has not yet been sold in Iowa, Snyhorstsaid. making $4 or more," he sajd. "Maybe we will try to reap the windfall profits of the oil companies without changing the posted prices" at the meeting of the OPEC oil ministers in Quito, Ecuador starting June 15. Stressing this was his personal opinion, he said this could be done by boosting the government take of the OPEC countries through higher taxation. OPEC, which includes the Persian Gulf producers, decided here March 16 to extend the freeze of oil prices until July 1, stating they were giving industrialized countries a chance to control their galloping inflation. The so-called posted price for Persian crude oil at the time was $11.65. The government take from it by the producing countries was about $7. The posted price is a tax reference price on which OPEC countries base their taxes and royalties. The actual market price the petroleum companies have been getting for oil has been hovering around $9 a barrel. Girl Struck, Killed by a Car SUTHERLAND, Iowa (AP)— Joan Marie Rahbusch. 5, Sutherland, was killed Wednesday when she was struck by a car while walking along Iowa 10 near Sutherland, the Iowa Highway Patrol said. Troopers said the girl, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rahbusch, Sutherland, was struck by a car driven by Jerome Hammesh, Fort Dodge. Holly Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Evans of Carroll, received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award during the awards assembly for students in grades 5-8 at Carroll Community School on Ray Signs Iowa Tax Break Bill DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A bill to give lowans a $42 million annual tax break was signed into law by Gov. Robert Ray Thursday. He also signed bills to create an Energy Policy Council, "desex" the Iowa Code, and grant 7Va per cent average pay hikes to state merit system employes and area school employes. The tax package exempts food, prescription drugs, diabetic supplies and prosthetic devices from the 3 per cent state sales tax. It also doubles the standard deduction on the Iowa income tax from the current 5 per cent with a $250 maximum to 10 per cent and a $500 maximum. The inheritance tax exemption for a surviving spouse is doubled from the current maximum $40,000 to $80,000. The measure also exempts from the inheritance tax half the property held by a couple in joint tenancy. All the tax breaks become effective July 1. "I'm signing this bill to give an honest tax break to the people of Iowa—a $42 million tax break to the people who have paid these taxes," Ray said at the bill-signing ceremony. "I think it's a great step forward in balancing our tax program." The measure to "desex" the Iowa Code changes the references to men and women in Iowa laws to nonsexual words such as "persons." It also will allow cosmetologists to cut men's hair until July 1, 1975, and directs the barber and cosmetologist licensing boards to get together and work out a joint license arrangement. Under current state law, upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court, barbers can cut women's hair, but cosmetologists can cut the hair only of women and of boys under the age of 12. Wednesday afternoon. Alvin Molitor, junior high principal, recognized seventh and eighth grade students who had maintained B or better scholastic averages. Eighth grade honor students over two years were Hollv Evans, Jeff DeBower, Lori Harmening, Curt Houlihan, Brad Johnson, Dave Johnson, Lisa Koenig, Craig Osborn, Lisa Peterson, Roger Riesberg, Steve Schechtman, Mike Schaefer, Lori Wilkins and Dee Wunschel. Seventh graders with B averages for two semesters were Peggy Anthofer, Bob Blincow, Joyce Bruggeman, Chris Collison, Glorianne Collison, Scott Forbes, Sheila Furey, Paula Hoehl, Elizabeth Jones, Jane Marz, Jim Schaefer, Laurie Teague, Cari Williams and Terri Wilson. Fifth grade students who had perfect attendance during the 1973-74 year were Christine Wenck, Jeff Broich, Bobby Shields and Traci Trask; sixth grade, Alan Beeber, Carla Bruning, Tammy DeLance, Darsi Huebner, Kathi Broich, Brian Raisch, Scott Towers, Richard Olson and Alan Smith; seventh, Scott Forbes, Roxanne Hoffman and Mike Sapp; eighth, Pat Hagedorn, Don Meyers, Dennis Quick and Doug Zimmerman. A creative writing award was presented to Joyce Bruggeman by Mrs. Evorn Halvorsen. Miss Bruggeman won third place in the state in the seventh grade division of the Iowa Poetry Day Association contest. Merit awards were distributed to members of the junior band who received high ratings at the Buena Vista College contest in March. John Erickson. band director, presented highly superior awards to Keith Petersen, Brad Hoffman, Jim Schaefer, Holly Evans and Tony Hulsebus. Superior awards were given to Neil Hutcheson, Terry Gesell, Jeff Fiscus, Skipper Anneberg, Steve Wunschel, Kaye Frank, Mitzi Moore, Mike Avey, Lucia Collison, Jason Sanford, Richard Olson. Beth Evans, Lynda Albertson, Chris Collison, Jon Merrill, Jim Tooley, Jeff Brookhauser, Donald Meyer, Mike Schaefer and Craig Osbom. Excellent ralings were received by Teri Foval. Kelly Edwards, Jacque Grimsmann, Jeanne Harnack. Amy Woodhouse, Lori Awards, See Page 2 Area Forecast Partly cloudy to cloudy with showers and thunderstorms Thursday night, chance of a few severe storms, lows in upper 50s. Decreasing cloudiness and cooler Friday with a few showers in forenoon, highs in upper 60s to lower 70s. Rainfall chances 70 per cent Thursday night, 40 per cent Friday. Move to Keep Rail Segment Operating A spokesman for Congressman William J. Scherle (R-Iowa), said in a telephone call to the Daily Times Herald that Scherle has learned from a reliable source that within the next few days the Chicago & North Western Railway Company will amend its application to abandon the former Chicago Great Western railway line from Sumner to Harlan to keep the Carroll to Harlan segment of the line operative for at least the next three years. The railroad had petitioned the Interstate Commerce Commission for approval to drop the line, affecting the towns of Lanesboro, Lidderdale, Carroll, Halbur and Manning in Carroll County. The revised petition, if the ICC approves, would mean service on the Great Western for Carroll, Halbur and Manning would continue, but the towns of Lanesboro and Lidderdale would be without service.

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