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I0VSQ a place to grew Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 130 Return Postage Gur.rnntecd Carroll, Iowa, Monday, June 3, 1974 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy ji'i m Forecasts 4,500 Votes Tuesday Carries Own — Sleeping on the job is no serious offense as far as the Montagnard tribesmen of Vietnam are concerned. Mother carries her day care center on her back while working the fields of Pleiku where the usually restive Montagnards have settled down to farming. 'Money Machine' Opens Office Here Money Machine. Inc. has established a regional office in Carroll. Managed by E. Paul Stecklein. the office will coordinate sales and marketing activities for the company's financial transaction systems. As resident vice president for the states of Iowa and Nebraska. Stecklein will expand customer services offered by banks and savings and loan associations. Money Machine. Inc. has developed the Money Machine which provides the public with a place to do business with their banks and savings and loan associations 24-hours a day. Deposits, withdrawals, loans and funds transfers can be made with the Monev Machine anytime of day or night. Iowa's first Money Machine has been in operation at Security National Bank in Sioux City since 1971. Prior to joining Money Machine. Stecklein was national sales director for Transworld Film Corporation of Dallas. Texas. From 1965 to 1969. he served with the U. S. Air Force, including 18 months in Southeast Asia. He is a graduate of Western State College in Colorado and has undertaken additional studies at the University of Maryland. University of Guam and the University of Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Stecklein reside at 218 E. Sixth Street in Carroll. Thev have one child. C.&N.W*. Confirms It Will Keep Line Open HARLAN, Iowa (APi—Mar- ian has apparently won its battle to keep the Chicago and North Western Railroad <C & NW) from abandoning a line from Harlan to Carroll. The railroad asked the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) for permission to close a 72-mile stretch of track between Harlan and Somers. Railroad officials said the line was unprofitable. Larry McDermott. manager of the Harlan Chamber of Commerce, said he had received a letter from the C & NW saying the railroad would keep a 40-mile section of the line open between Harlan and Carroll on a three-year trial basis. The line to Somers will apparently be dropped. McDermott said there were no definite plans to help Somers keep its section open, but that some assistance might be possible in the future. McDermott said four shippers have signed long-term leases with the railroad for 99 hopper cars, and that a fifth shipper was in the process of negotiating a lease. He said the fifth shipper signing would assure the needed tonnage to keep the line open and profitable. Voters across Iowa will go about the task of selecting candidates for the November general election Tuesday as polls open af'7 a.m. for the states primary election. In Carroll County, election commissioner William C. (Butch) Arts Jr. said he expects a "fair" voter turnout and predicted Monday that about 4,500 persons will vote in the county. Arts said he expects a heavier Democratic turnout than Republican because the Democratic ticket has more contests. Carroll County voters will also be able to register at the polls Tuesday, and Arts is urging voters to take advantage of the early registration opportunity. Voter registration forms will also be available at the polls in the November election. Voter registration in the county will not go into effect until Jan. 1,1975, but Arts asks that voters register when they go to the polls Tuesday "to get it done before it is too late." After Jan. 1. voters who are not registered will not be able to vote in any election. If you plan to register Tuesday, you must furnish your social security number and know the school district in which you live. As of Monday morning 48 absentee ballots had been sent out to voters from Arts' office. There is only one contest on the Republican ticket here, that for U.S. Senator between George F. Milligan. Des Moines, and David Stanley. Muscatine. The only contest for state representative in the Carroll area is on the Democratic ticket for the 55th District. Three persons are seeking their party's nod to run against incumbent W. R. Ferguson. Glidden, who is unopposed on the Republican ticket. Those candidates are, Jo' Garst. Coon Rapids: Bill Ryerson, Jefferson: and Carroll Perkins, Jefferson. William G. Polking, Carroll, is unopposed on the Democratic ticket for Carroll County Attorney as Ronald Eich is~not seeking reelection. No Republicans filed for the county attorney seat. There are no primary contests for seats to the board of supervisors, although incumbent Fourth District supervisor Orel Thomas, Coon Rapids, will have opposition in the general election. Both Thomas, a Republican, and Leonard Sporrer, Dedham, a Democrat, are unopposed in the primary election for the supervisor seat. Jack Thein. Carroll, the county's fifth district supervisor will be unopposed Tuesday. Thein is a Democrat and will also be unopposed in the general election. Other incumbent county officers who will be unopposed in the primary election include Arts, auditor; Bernice Williams, treasurer: and Ray F. Reicks, recorder. Polling centers for Tuesday's election will be located at: Jasper, Methodist Church, Lanesboro: Sheridan. Lidderdale fire hall; Knicsl. Mt. Carmel school gym: Breda, Breda city hall; Wheat land. Wheat land. Presbyterian Church; Arcadia, Arcadia city hall: Maple River. St. Francis Church. Maple River; Carroll first, First United Methodist Church; Carroll second. St. Paul's Lutheran Church; Carroll third. Farm Bureau Strike at Grouse Co. is Settled Members of local 383 of the Teamsters Union staged a wildcat strike at the Grouse Cartage Company here Sunday. The employees walked off their jobs about noon Sunday and the strike was over at 9:30 Sunday evening. Shortly after the settlement was announced at 9:30. shop workers went back to work and trucks began leaving the terminal for various destinations. The main issue according to employees was apparently the honoring of bids by the company. Wages was not one of the issues. They said under their contracts, they have the right to bid for jobs according to seniority. Thus, the person with the most seniority is allowed to pick the job or route he or she wishes, the person with the next longest period of employment gets second pick. etc. Picket lines were set up in front of the Grouse terminal shortly after the strike began, but were removed immediately after the agreement was reached. Garment Walk-out NEW YORK (AP) —Picket lines went up today at 700 manufacturers of apparel for men and boys across the nation as the first strike against the garment industry in half a century went into full gear. On the picket list of the 110.000-member Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America were selected manufacturers and factories in more than 100 towns in 30 states. About 40.000 of the pocket- makers, cutters, button-hole makers and machine operators striking in the wage dispute with the Clothing Manufacturers Association live in the New York City metropolitan area. Other strikers were concentrated in Massachusetts. Illinois, Mississippi. Maryland. Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, Ken- Strike, See Page 2 Bicycle Rodeo Here — -Staff Photo building; Carroll fourth. Holy Spirit auditorium; Grant, Case Implement building east on U.S. 30; Glidden No. 1. Gidden city hall; Glidden No. 2. Ralston city hall; Richland, F^ricnds Church; Pleasant Valley, St. Mary's Church, Willey;Roselle No. 1. Halbur fire hall; Roselle No. 2, Holy Angels Parish hall; Washington. Farmers Cooperative Elevator, Halbur; Ewoldt, Emil Ewoldt Post No. 22. Manning; Warren. Manning VFW Post, Manning; Eden. Templeton fire hall; Newton, Dedham fire hall; and Union. Coon Rapids fire hall. A write-in election will determine the primary election winners for clerks and trustees in Wheatland, Grant and Eden townships as no candidates filed for election from those townships. All other township candiates will be unopposed. Other unopposed candidates in Tuesday's election for stale representative seats in the Carroll area include: Republicans — Leonard J. Koessel. Lake View, 47th District; Wayne Bennett, Galva, 48th District; and Robert D. Henke. Guthrie Center, 56th District. Democrats for representative seats include C. W. Hutchins, Guthrie Center. 56th District. Democrats will have a choice of three candidates for governor, William Gannon, Mingo; Clark llasmussen, Des Moines; and Jim Schaben, Dunlap. The voting polls will close at 8p.m. Tuesday. Sen. Harold Hughes' decision to drop out of politics and become a religious lay worker has an effect on three of Iowa's major primary election races Tuesday. And the retirement of Rep. H.R. Gross after 24 years as the fiscal watchdog of Congress has brought nine political hopefuls into the fourth major primary. In all, there are contests in the Democratic party for governor, the Republican contest for the U.S. Senate 400 Ride in '29 Plane - —Staff Photo About 400 persons took rides on the Ford tri-motor airplane featured at the Airport Appreciation Pancake Day sponsored by the Carroll Kiwanis Club at Arthur Neu Airport Sunday. The 1929 plane, owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeMaster. is one of the two operable planes of its type in the United Slates, they said. This was one of the better turnouts for the annual event, with 1.800-2.000 persons served. A total of 115 small planes carrying 310 persons arrived from Nebraska. South Dakota. Minnesota. Kansas and across Iowa. Colson Pleads Guilty to Trying to Influence Outcome of Trial WASHINGTON (AP) Former presidential aide Charles W. Colson pleaded guilty today to a charge that he led an attempt to influence the outcome of the Daniel Ellsberg trial in 1971. Colson pleaded guilty to a one-count grand jury indictment accusing him of obstruction of justice. Other charges against Colson related to the break-in at the office Ellsberg's psychiatrist were dropped in the surprise court development. Indications were that charges against Colson in the Watergate cove r-up also would be dropped. The new indictment said Colson attempted to get the original Ellsberg case "tried in the newspapers. Ellsberg. a former Pentagon analyst, had been accused of leaking the Pentagon Papers to the press. But Ellsberg was freed in early 1973 when Judge Matthew Byrne found misconduct by the government in the case, citing wiretapping and the break-in at the office of Dr. Lewis Fielding. The indictment to which Colson pleaded guilty said he devised and implemented "a scheme to defame and destroy the public image and credibility of Daniel Ellsberg and those engaged in the legal defense of Daniel Ellsberg..." Appearing before U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell. Colson said "my motives and purpose were to neutralize Dr. Ellsberg as an antiwar speaker... It didn't matter to me that he was facing serious criminal charges." Gese-ll set Colson's sentencing for June 21. The maximum penalty for the one-count indictment is five years in prison and a $5.000 fine. CYCLIST KILLED AMES, Iowa (AP)—A traffic accident Monday at the junction of old U.S. 30 and a gravel road just east of Ames killed Michael A. Eschbach, 20. Authorities said the Ames man died when his motorcycle collided with a car operated by Jack W. Firkins, 36. Marshalltown. nomination, both Democratic and Republican parties for 2nd and 3rd District congressional slots and Democratic primaries for lieutenant governor, attorney general, and state treasurer. In addition, there are contests for seven state Senate and 28 House of Representatives nominations. Rep. John Culver, of Cedar Rapids, a 10-year congressman from the 2nd District, took advantage of Hughes' political retirement and is unopposed for the Democratic senatorial nomination. In the Republican Senate Election, See Page 8 Finances Disclosed by Art Neu DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu said Monday he has total assets of $418,492 with liabilities of $128,420 for a net worth of $290,072. Neu and Gov. Robert Ray both disclosed their financial condition on Monday—the day before state primary elections. Neither is opposed in the primary for Republican nominations. Neu said he had a 1973 total income of $64,382 and paid $16,644 in federal income taxes and $3,510 in state income taxes. The income included $13,680 from his salary as lieutenant governor, $6,515 from his law practice, $8,421 from rental income, $1,271 in dividends, $2,436 in interest and $32,059 in capital gains. His income was up considerably from the previous two years in which he reported $18,497 in 1972 and $25,764 in 1971. Neu's reported-assets included $269,235 in real estate, including two 160-acre farms in Carroll County and other property in Carroll. He reported $31,902 property in his law firm, $15,000 in household furnishing and two automobiles and $79,000 in savings and checking accounts, $8,380 owed to him in real estate transactions, $6,000 in bank stocks, and $225 in other stocks and $8,750 as insurance policy cash value. His liabilities were listed as $128,420 owed on land purchases. Area Forecast Partly cloudy and warm through Tuesday with chance of scattered showers or thunde rshowers. Lows Monday night mid 60s. Highs Tuesday upper 80s. Rainfall chances 30 per cent. DIES IN CRASH INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP)—Douglas Hansel, 28, of near Independence was killed Monday when the car he was driving collided with a truck on U.S. 20 east of Independence. The truck driver suffered minor injuries. Ray Signs Credit Bill Allowing 18% Charge A bicycle rodeo, a follow up to the Ghost Riders program,' was held for pupils in primary grades Saturday at the First United Methodist Church parking lot. The program, according to Les Butler, police liaison officer, was a test for riding ability and safety knowledge of those going through the course. The program was held in cooperation with the police department, the Kiwanis Key Club and the Boys Scouts. In the photo are Danny Vanderheiden on a bike, Dave Wieland, a judge, at right and Starter Charlie Schnetter at left. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A measure to allow retailers to charge up to 18 pet- cent annual interest on credit sales was signed into law Monday by Gov. Robert Ray. The interest rate is a portion of the measure designed to rewrite Iowa's credit statutes. The act goes into effect July 1. Iowa's credit interest ceiling has been 9 per cent since the Iowa Supreme Court ruled last September that retail interest rates are limited by the state usury law. The ceiling under that statute is 9 per cent. Previously, retailers had commonly charged 18 per cent interest. Ray said no piece of legislation the size of the credit bill could possibly be perfect. "I am not a member of the general assembly and have no authority to change, modify or alter the contents of this bill," Ray said. "As governor, I have only two choices: to accept it or reject it in its entirety." Ray said that if there are changes that need to be made and flaws that need to be corrected, it is up to the legislature to do so next January. He said there was considerable debate on whether the ceiling for open-end, or credit card-type retail accounts should be 12 per cent, 15 per cent or 18 per cent. He said the overwhelming majority of legislators in both political parties agreed that 18 per cent was acceptable on the first $500 but should be trimmed to 15 per cent after that point. "We have come to be a society of reliance on credit purchases." Ray said. He said the practice of charging 18 per cent retail credit interest began in Iowa in the mid 1960s when the prime interest rate—the rate at which banks lend money to their best customers—was 5 percent. The governor said the prime rate is now 11.5 per cent, with retail merchants being practical and not extending credit at 9 per cent when they must pay more than that themselves. He said if he chose to veto the bill, "I would be a party to forcing the people who utilize consumer credit to their advantage, particularly low-income people, to borrow money from loan institutions that legally may charge up to 36 per cent, twice the maximum permitted under this bill for consumer credit." The measure also sets a maximum interest rate ceiling of 15 per cent for closed-end accounts, such as the one-time purchase of a major appliance,' and it allows banks and credit unions to increase consumer loan interest rate from the current 12 per cent ceiling to 15 per cent. Ray said that the strongest critics of the bill are people who talk about consumers and the needs to protect them. He said those critics choose to ignore the many beneficial consumer protection provisions in the bill. The governor said the bill contains more than 30 consumer protection provisions, including: —Abolishing the "Rule of 78s," which allows a hidden prepayment penalty on loans. —Prohibiting "flipping" by small loan companies which convert or consolidate loans made at one rate into loans at a higher interest rate. — Preventing discrimination by sex, age, religion or race in granting credit. —Permitting consumers to cancel long-term contracts such as correspondence courses, health club memberships and dance lessons. —Establishing strong debt collection practices to prevent the consumer from being unduly harrassed and preventing deceptive debt collection methods. —Prohibiting a lender from taking a security interest in household goods such as ordinary home furnishing, clothing and beds. —Setting criminal penalties for violation of the act, and permitting the consumer to recover damages and legal costs.

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