Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 31, 1974 · Page 2
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Briefs From the AP Wire Expert Says Grain Reserves Plan too Costly WASHINGTON (AP) - A top commodities expert in the Agriculture Department says it would be too expensive to insulate U.S. consumers from rising world food prices by setting up grain reserves, a topic which is gaining attention in Congress. "Perhaps the crucial question is whether we can afford to insulate American consumers from the price levels prevailing in the world markets," Richard E. Bell, deputy assistant secretary for international affairs and commodity programs, said Thursday. ''The answer must inevitably be that we cannot," he told a consumer conference. "With the currencies of the world floating freely, and with our trade balance vitally important to the strength of the dollar, we cannot afford to give our consumers false signals about the real value of the things they consume." But some members of Congress disagree and are pushing for bills which would set up food reserves as hedges against future scarcity and to protect farm prices by setting aside commodities during the times of surplus. WASHINGTON (AP) -The government's gasoline allocation program will continue at least through this summer, but allocation of residual fuel oil may be suspended. Federal Energy Administrator John C. Sawhill says. Sawhill told reporters Thursday that the Federal Energy Office had begun a plan to phase out the petroleum allocation but that it did not necessarily mean the system would be dismantled before the legal authority for allocations expires next Feb. 28. I Deaths, Funerals FREDERICK C. PLUCKHAHN Frederick Carl Pluckhahn, 93, of Carroll died Thursday afternoon. May 30, at the Perry Nursing Home, where he had resided for about 15 years. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Timothy,Koenig officiating. Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery. The family prayer service will be at 10:15 a.m. at the church. Friends may call at the Dahn-Woodhouse Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Friday. The casket will be moved to the church Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Mr. Pluckhahn was born July 11, 1880, in New York and at the age of four years came to Carroll with his parents. Christian and Sophie Pluckhahn. After living in Carroll four years they moved to a farm northeast of Carroll, where Mr. ; Pluckhahn lived until entering the nursing home. His marriage to Myrtle Booth took place at St. Paul Lutheran Church here Feb. 27, 1907. She died in April, 1950. He is survived by two sons. Clarence and Fred H. of Carroll; a daughter, Mrs. Lillian I. Brown of Roswell, N.M.; a daughter-in-law. Mrs. Wilbur Pluckhahn of Carroll; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Anton (Anna) Sporleder of Glidden and Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth) Reinowski of Carroll. In addition to his wife, Mr. Pluckhahn was preceded in death by a son, Wilbur; a great-grandson, Chris Pluckhahn; and a brother. Charles. SIMON L. JENSEN Simon L. Jensen, 78, of Audubon, brother-in-law of Mrs. Frank Lambertz of Carroll, died May 28 at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon, with the Rev. Thorvald Hansen officiating. Mrs. A. R. Lauritsen was organist. Congregational hymns were "Abide With Me" and "Children of the Heavenly Father". Pallbearers were Russell Bamsey, Louis Boysen, Richard Crandall, Dale Levis, Leonard Rasmussen and Robert Ruhs. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Audubon, with military rites by Audubon Post No. 120, American Legion. The McFadden Funeral Home of Audubon was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jensen was born Feb. 25. 1896, in Audubon County, a son of Christen and Eva Marie Jensen Jensen. He served in the U. S. Army in World War I. On Feb. 25, 1920, he married Anna Thygesen at Ebenezer Lutheran Church near Audubon and they farmed in Douglas township. He was a postal employee for 37 years and retired eight years ago. He was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and the American Legion. Surviving are his wife: two sons. Leo C. of Audubon and Willis 0. of Remsen: a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Mary) Sand of Audubon; nine grandchildren: two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Clausen of Corning, Calif., and Mrs. Lauritz (Ella) Madsen of Audubon; and a brother. Alvin Jensen of Atlantic. He was preceded in death by a son Wayne and three brothers, Joe, Alex and John Jensen. LEO BEYERINK BAYARD — Leo Beyerink, 70, of Bayard died Friday morning. May 31, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. Arrangements are pending at the Mason Funeral Home. Coon Rapids. Scout Awards Given at Picnic MANNING - Cub Scout Pack No. 110 met May 26 at the city park for their family picnic. Following dinner Cubmaster Lyle Gross presented the following awards: David Miller — wolf badge; Joe Karstens — wolf badge, gold arrow; Greg Hacker, Craig Hacker and Robert Schmidt — gold arrow; Tim Larsen — bear badge, gold arrow, silver arrow; Mike Lamp and Kent Pfannkuch — silver arrow; Barry Sc.hwiesow — gold arrow, silver arrow; Todd Larsen — gold arrow, two silver arrows; Joe Gentry — traveler, forrester; Todd Singsank — naturalist, athlete; Kevin Sporrer — outdoorsman, naturalist, athlete, artist, sportsman. Prizes were awarded to the boys who sold four or more Scout-o-rama tickets, with Mike Lamp being the Champion Ticket Seller. The boys participated in several relay games. This was the final pack meeting of the season. The pack will reconvene next September. Mrs. Henry (Gertrude) Schroeder Carroll — Age 88 Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 7 p.m. Saturday Rosary 8 p.m. Saturday 3 p.m. Sunday 8 p.m. Sunday Mass of the Resurrection Monday 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church Officiating Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. B. Karhoff Interment St. John's Cemetery, Arcadia SHARP FUNERAL HOME Carroll, Iowa Serving Carroll 33 years IN MEMORY OF FredC. Pluckhahn Carroll - Age 93 Funeral Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Carroll Officiating: Pastor Timothy Koenig Casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Family Prayer Service: 10:15 a.m. Saturday Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home, Carroll DAHN AND WOODHOUSE FUNERAL HOMES SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The town of Idria, Calif., population 2, complete with 48 bungalows, a general store, church and an abandoned mercury mine, fetched $300.000 at a public auction. Claire Seipp, a Los Angeles realtor, outbid about two dozen other prospective customers in the auction held in a motel in San Francisco Thursday by Milton J. Wershow Co. of Los Angeles. Mrs. Seipp said she had never been to Idria and was merely acting as an agent for clients who didn't want their names revealed. "Their principal interest in the property is for mining reasons." she said. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Flamboyant businessman Glenn W. Turner's unstoppable image remains intact. A jury beset with discord has given the • 3rd District (Continued From Page 1) Commerce. Case, a Republican, said what concerns him is that ''our government in Washington has grown too big and too fat to be responsive to the needs of our people." Case advocates returning government to the people and making "it work for the benefit of all citizens."' Rep. Charles Grassley. 40. R-New Hartford, is prepared to end 16 years in the Iowa Legislature to become Gross' successor. He said some of his constituents urged him to run because "people feel that with me in Congress they will have somebody they can trust their money with." Among the issues in the campaign that Grassley believes are important are credibility in government, tax reform and the energy crisis. There are no easy solutions to the complex problems that confront America these days, says Rep. Barton Schwieger. R-Waterloo. But the times ''demand news ideas, strength, leadership. Times that demand constant striving for excellence in government." Schwieger. 32. an attorney, has been chairman of the Iowa Senate's Human Resources Committee and the appropriations subcommittee on human resources, among others. Charlene Conklin. 44. Waterloo, the first woman Republican to be elected to both houses of the Iowa Legislature, is also campaigning for the Republican nomination. Among her Iowa Senate assignments were the chairmanships of the Schools Committee and the iterim School Systems and Standards Committee. "Events of the past months have made me increasingly - aware of the urgent need for a r e v i t a 1 i za t i on of our representative democracy," she said. Ron Masters, 33, the chiropractor from Mason City, is a Democrat, but he tries for support from Republicans as well. Honesty in government, inflation and economic controls are tne national campaign issues, he believes. "It doesn't matter what one or two individuals may do," he has said. "What matters is that the people . . . have faith that we can govern ourselves through the representatives we choose." UNI speech teacher James Skaine is running a "main Street Campaign" this year, trying to visit with as many voters as possible. Skaine was unsuccessful in his 3rd District bid in 1972. The Democrat believes jobs and America's standard of living must be protected by having a healthy economy, adequate health insurance and care, pension reinsurance, guaranteed job training, collective bargaining rights and high quality education. America must also "keep faith with the pioneer spirit of concern, compassion and cooperation." John Douglas Williams, 35, Waverly, met Gross 18 years a g o—a n d t h a t meeting prompted him to want someday to succeed Gross. Williams is an independent broker in financial leasing for computers and other equipment. Orlando promoter and seven of his associates a mistrial. But the federal government kept its brakes on the Sth-grade dropout who convinced thousands to invest in his cosmetics and motivational businesses. When the nine-month trial on mail fraud and conspiracy charges floundered on a hung jury Thursday, U.S. District Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat announced that a new trial would begin here on Aug. 5. WASHINGTON (AP) New figures by the Agriculture Department show that middlemen are rapidly recovering from a squeeze on operating margins last winter when the farm price of wheat shot through the roof. During the first three months of this year, the retail price of a one-pound loaf of bread averaged 32.9 cents, up 0.9 cent from the last quarter of 1973. WASHINGTON (AP) -Ap- pearing personally as a lawyer. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., hopes to convince the U.S. Court of Appeals today to uphold a lower court order overturning President Nixon's pocket veto of a health bill. At issue is President Nixon's veto in December 1970 of a bill authorizing the spending of $225 million for grants to nonprofit hospitals and medical schools to set up family medicine programs. Kennedy argues his case today. The Senate had passed the measure 64-1 and the House approved it 346-2. WASHINGTON (AP) - IP the wake of three resignations that decimated his ITT task force, special prosecutor Leon Jaworski admitted that a year-long investigation failed to turn up evidence of a major scandal in the International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. case. Daily Record COURT HOUSE New Vehicles Registered— Dedham Cooperative Association. Dedham, Dodge; Bill D.'or Deanne Bauer. Coon Rapids, Chevrolet; Clifford or Norma J. Eischeid, Carroll. Chevrolet; Joan M. Reiling, Carroll, Chevrolet; Norman F. or Joan I. Hutcheson, Carroll, Suzuki Jeff J. Behrens, Carroll, Suzuki; Robert L. Olson, Carroll, Suzuki; Junior W. Hambleton, Carroll, Suzuki. Real Estate Transfers- Ruth M. Pille to Edward Heinrichs. Lots 20 and 21. Block 4. Maple River Junction. Clyde L. and Vivian Belts et al to Glenn A. Belts. Part of Lot 7. Irreg. Sur. SE'-iSW'-j. Sec. 27. Twp. 82 N.. Range 33 W. -0— SHERIFF'S OFFICE Failure to Appear— Alex D. Toms. 20. Carroll, was arrested late Thursday nighl by Deputy Sheriffs Ferman Stout and Michael Kelly on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in magistra'le courl here on a previous charge.of driving wilh no driver's license. Toms is being held in Ihe Carroll Counly jail in lieu of $100 bond pending a court appearance. POLICE DEPARTMENT Two-Car Accident- Cars driven by George J. Roth, Carroll, and Donna L. Hein, Glidden. were in collision Thursday on Third Streel near Carroll Slreel. police reporled. The accidenl occurred as the Hein vehicle was westbound on Third Street, and the Roth vehicle was backing, police said. No injuries were reported. Truck Accident— A truck driven by Jerry H. Schumacher, Carroll, went out of control and overturned in the ditch near the intersection of U. S. 30 and Burgess Avenue, police reported. Police said the accident occurred when the Schumacher vehicle was westbound on the highway, and an unidentified vehicle was turning onto Burgess Avenue from Ihe highway. Schumacher told police the truck went out of control when trying to avoid a collision with the turning vehicle. No injuries were reported. MAGISTRATE COURT (Scheduled Violations) Traffic Fines— Barbra K. Fisher, Carroll, driving without registration, $5; David P. Rust, Carroll, speed, $20; Joseph J. Brandt, Manning, speed, $20; Glenda J. Huegerich, Carroll, speed, $20; Anton F. Ganje, Des Moines, speed, $20; Donald C. Meredith, Omaha, speed, $20; Wayne W. Rupiper, Carroll, truck speed, $20; Harvey J. Harkins, Ewing, Neb., display of plates, $8; Darrell F. Witlrock, Gray, speed, $20: Steve H. Nieland, Breda, muffler. $10; Dawn Irlbeck. Aspinwall, speed, $20; Louis J. Jenson Jr., Carroll, speed, $20: Timothy J. Smith, Carroll, speed. $20; Ronald F. Mayer. Fort Dodge, speed, $20": John Mayer. Carroll, speed . $20 ; Ancel 0. Armentroul, Audubon. speed, $20; Dion L. Shannon, Vandenberg. Calif., speed, $20; Brian D. Tigges. Carroll, muffler, $10: Thomas Fulcher, Fonda, speed. $20; Harold Borkowski. Manning, speed. $20: Ralph V. Mowrer. Ogden, speed. $20; John Hopkins, Urbandale. speed. $20; Wilbur A. Karslen, Manning, speed. $20; Robert J. Drees. Carroll, wrong way on one-way streel. $10: Clifford Hanson. Ida Grove, speed. $20: Robert H. Burton. Chicago, speed. $20; Roger Jochims. Mapleton. driving wilhoul plale sticker. $20; Emmell Armel. Des Moines. no regislration. $20: Mary J. Foutch, Manning, speed. $20: Lorraine Wenck. Lake Cily. driving wilhoul plate sticker. $20 ; Frank 0. Allen. Winterset. speed. $20. Highway Commission- Robert A. Schulte. Carroll, heightof vehicle, $10. Parking— Dennis Janning. Carroll, limiled nighl parking, $3. (Frank Gach and Raymond Snook) Traffic Fines- John L. Irlbeck. Templeton. stop sign, $8: Gary E. Kuhn. Cowrie, speed. $10: Bernard Hunt, Fairmont. Neb., speed. $20; James J. Witlrock. Carroll, no valid license. $10: John N. Bluml, Wall Lake, control of vehicle, $12: Bernard H. Willenborg, Carroll, speed, $20; Pearl Keesling, Audubon, failure to stop in Ihe assured clear dislance ahead, $8; Allen Schrad, Carroll, failure lostop in the assured clear distance ahead. $10; John Kanne. Lidderdale, stop sign, $10; Knute J. Murray. Coon Rapids, slop sign, $8. Beer Violations— Daniel J. Wieland, Carroll, consuming beer on Ihe highway, $20; Craig N. Rothfolk, Manning, possession of beer by a minor, $20; Steve Zinke, Audubon, possession of beer by a minor, $20; Robert A. Schulte, Carroll, consuming beer on the highway, $20. False Checks— Gregory C. Schulz, Manning, false drawing or uttering of checks, $25. Highway Commission- James J. Steffes, Carroll, overload, $10. Dogs at Large- Bob Beeson, Carroll, dog at large, $3; and Richard D. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Mostly clear and cool tonight. Low in the 40s. Clear to partly cloudy Saturday. Warmer west. High 60s northeast, 70s southwest. IOWA EX TEN D E D FORECAST Sunday through Tuesday Fair to partly cloudy with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Airport Day Feature A Ford tri-motor airplane offering rides will be a special attraction at the Carroll Kiwanis Club Airport Appreciation Pancake Day Sunday. June 2, at Arthur A. Ncu Municipal airport here. Also featured will be an Air National Guard helicopter and a display of new private aircraft. Holders of pancake tickets will be given special rates for the rides; Children 12 and under, $3 each and adults, $5 each. For those not having tickets the rates will be $6 each. Serving will be from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds of the event will be used by the club for community projects. The Weather in Carroll I Daily Tempuraturos Courtesy ol Iowa Public Service Co. I Yesterday's high 79 Yesterday's low 56 At 7 a.m. today 50 At 10 a.m. today. 64 Weather A Year Ago— Temperatures varied from a high of 79 to a low of 58 degrees a year ago today in Carroll. Schaeuble, Carroll, dog at large. $3. Markets GRAIN Soybeans, No. 2 $5.20 Corn, No. 2 yellow 2.50 Oats 1.30 OMAHA, Neb. (APHUSDA)— Livestock quotations Friday: Hogs: 8,000; barrows and gilts mostly 50-75 lower, instances 1.00 lower; 1-3200-240 Ib 25.75-26.50; 2-3 240-260 Ib 23.50-25.75; 2-4 260-280 Ib 21.5023.50; sows 50-1.00 lower; 360650 Ib 19.00-20.25. Cattle: few small lots of steers on offer but not enough for test of trade; cows steady; utility and commercial cows 2 5 . 6 0-2 6 . 5 6 ; few utility dairybreds 26.75-27.00; canner-cutter 22.00-25.00. Sheep: 75; a few spring lambs steady; and mixed choice and prime 85-105 Ib spring lambs 48.00-48.75. Estimated receipts Monday: Cattle and calves 7,500; hogs ; 6.000; sheep 800. DES MOINES. Iowa (AP)-( USDAUowa-southern Minnesota direct hogs: Estimated receipts Friday 55,000; actual receipts Thursday 97,000; week ago 37.000; year ago 49.000. Butchers mostly 25 lower: movement fairly active; demand good: U.S. 1-3200-230 Ibs at country points 24.50-25.00. packing plants 25.00-25.50. few 24.75-26.00: sows fully 25, instances 50 lower. U.S. 1-3 270-330 Ibs 19.00-20.00. Sheep: Estimated receipts Friday 800; slaughter lambs steady Thursday: choice and prime 95-109 Ib spring lambs 47.00-48.00. high dressing 93 Ibs 50.00. choice 90-105 Ibs 44.00-47.00. Board of Trade CHICAGO (AP) - Farm commodity futures pricfc.-> were strong on the Chicago Board of Trade today. More overnight rain in the Midwest was a strong factor in the buying after prices had opened on a generally irregular tone. Gains in the major pits ranged from 3 to 5'/i< cents a bushel. The theory back of the buying was that corn planting could be delayed beyond June 1 because of wet fields. Many farmers consider this a cutoff for the corn planting, although those in the Southern sections of the nation's breadbasket may plant beyond this date. While corn, oats and wheat futures were in relatively strong demand trade was rather light, although mixed. Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) -The stock market posted a slight loss today after a major New York bank indicated it was not ready to make a cut in the prime lending rate. The noon Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was down 1.25 at 802.33, and losers outpaced gainers by about 5-to-4 in light activity on the New York Stock Exchange. There had been speculation on.Wall Street that First National City Bank of New York might lower its prime rate this morning. But the big bank announced as trading opened that it would hold the rate unchanged at ll l /2 per cent in the coming week. Accept Bids on Road Work The Iowa Highway Commission accepted low bids Wednesday on the following area highway construction projects: Honor Rolls of Manning School Are Announced MANNING — Manning High School's fourth quarter and second semester honor rolls have been announced. Seniors receiving all A's (or the quarter were Beverly Baker. Barban Drees. Martha Heinicke. Debra Opperman. and Connie Weems. Other seniors on the honor roll were Chris Beck. Colleen Dammann. Gwen Fielweber. Nancy Fogleman. Mary Heinicke. Linda Hughes. Jerilyn Kusel. Mary Jane Rohe. Sue Rutz, Peggy Sibbel. Becky Tank. Karen Tank. Jessica Zerwas, Jon Ahrendscn. Joe Blum, Mike Gawley. Gary Graner. Jan Kasperbauer. Paul Renze. Randy Renze and Steve Zinke. Perfect grade point averages were obtained by Marlys Stoelk and Carol Struve in the junior class. Other juniors on the honor roll were Amy Brotherton. Jill Escher. Suzanne Long. Carol Musfeldt. Sharon Reischl. Mary Lou Rohe. Judy Stoberl. Linda Willenborg. Jon Hass. Peter Heinicke. Richard Mundt. Royce Rannigerand Bill Voge Sophomores listed were Margaret Dentlinger, Malia Hansen. Deborah Mohr. JoAnn Struve. David Crandall. and Kirk Huldeen. Freshmen Janis Opperman and Brad Zcnvas earned all A's Also on the honor roll were Mai Kit Chandler. Nancy Grau. Susan Grimm. Nancy Gruhn. Becky Heinicke. Janet Herbcrs. Kimberly Mitchell. Joni Siepker. Wesley Dammann. Jay Drees. Terry Halbur. Jeff Irlmeier. Brian Jones. James Johnson. Kevin Linder. Brett Monson. John Reischl. Richard Stoberl and William Vogl. In addition to all the seniors named to the quarter honor roll. Randy Baker. Jeff Drees and Larry Mundt were listed on the semester honor roll. Juniors on the semester list were Corine Altenhein. Cathy Arp. Amy Brotherton. Jill Escher. Suzanne Long. Carol Musfeldt. Sharon Reischl. Mary Lou Rohe. Judy Stoberl. Marlys Stoelk. Linda Willenborg. Carol Struve. Peter Croghan. Jon Hass. Royce Ranniger. Allen Stribe and Bill Voge. Janet Christensen. Margaret Dentlinger. Debora Mohr. David Crandall. Kirk Huldeen. Tim Kienast and Larry Walters represented the sophomore class on the honor roll. Freshmen named were Mai Kit Chandler. Susan Grimm. Becky Heinicke. Janet Herbers. Kimberly Mitchell. Janis Opperman. Joni Siepker. Terry Halbur. Brian Joens. Brett Monson. John Reischl. Richard Stoberl. William Vogl and Brad Zerwas. Nurse Saves Man's Life SPIRIT LAKE. Iowa (AP)—A recently graduated nurse has been credited with saving the life of Brian Edison, 23, Des Moines, after the sail boat he was docking came in contacl with a power line. Authorities said as Edison pulled the boat around to the dock, the boat's mast struck a 12,500-volt power line along Big Spiril Lake Thursday. Edison was listed in serious condition Thursday night at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in Spirit Lake. A Spirit Lake physician said Edison had stopped breathing for more than 10 minutes after the electrical jolt. Edison's companion, Kathy Sandle, 24, Des Moines, who graduated last Friday from Iowa Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Des Moines, found Edison lying on the shoVe near the dock, said authorities. She applied external heart massage to Edison and he was rushed to the hospital where he began breathing again. Jensens Spend Week in West WESTSIDE — Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Jensen spent a week in Boulder, Colo., with Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Neuman and family. Mr. Neuman returned with the Jensens to attend the alumni banquet at Westside Saturday evening. He returned home Sunday afternoon. Structures AUDUBON — On Iowa 44 over Davids Creek, one continuous concrete slab * bridge, Capital Construclion Co..Logan, $129,983.26. PCC Pavements and Reconstruction AUDUBON — On Iowa 44 at Davids Creek Crossing, Capital Construction Co., Logan. $153,877.25. Grading GUTHRIE - On Iowa 25 south of Guthrie Center. Max Porter Construction Co., Massena, $19.995. Pleads Guilty in Oats Fraud CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP)—Elmer J. Taintor. 81, Grand Forks. N.D., has entered guilty pleas in federal court to charges stemming from an alleged fraudulent seed oats operation involving 318 Iowa farmers. Taintor entered the pleas Thursday in connection with eight counts of deceptive sales and advertising of seed oats which were filed against him and the firm of which he is president, Krop King Seed Co. Inc. As a result of plea bargaining with the U.S. attorney's office, Taintor will establish an escrow account of $44,100 in restitution. Each of the 318 farmers allegedly defrauded will be repaid 8*8'2,cents on the dollar for grain purchased from Krop King between Aug. 24, 1971 and May 4.1972. In addition, Taintor is to pay a $25.000 civil penalty to the federal government for the time spent preparing the case against him and his firm. Federal Court Judge Edward McManus also ordered Taintor to pay $1.500 in fines. Sources said Taintor will sell his seed oats firm in North Dakota to finance reinbursement in fines. The defense attorney for Taintor had argued that because of Taintor's age, his previously unblemished criminal record and reputation in Grand Forks as a reliable dealer', he should not be incarcerated. The trial of seven other defendants in the case was to begin Friday. Krop King is one of four firms indicted on charges of selling oat seed to farmers with the claim that it was a special high-yielding variety. The other firms are Interstate Seed Brokers of Waterloo and Northern Seed Brokers and American Seed Brokers, both of Raymond. THEY RIDE HEARSE DANVILLE, Va. (AP)- To help out during the energy shortage, nine workers at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant here are sharing a ride they wouldn't want to make alone — in the back of a'hearse. "We were urged by the company to do something to save gas during the energy shortage," says Sylvester Madden of Blanche, N.C., a fork lift driver at the Goodyear truck and aircraft tire plant. "So I bought a used hearse, put in an extra heater fan, bolted in five old school bus seats and went looking for riders to share the 36-mile trip to and from work." Madden and his nine riders agree that the arrangement not only saves gas and money, but can be fun. Says Madden, "I don't know of another hearse where the riders tell jokes."

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