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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 132 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, June 5, 1974 — Sixteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Bach Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy House Race May Go to District Convention Mrs. Garst Winner by Three Votes But Lacks 35 Per Cent Majority Democratic voters in the 55th Representative District failed to decide at the polls in the primary election Tuesday which candidate they prefer to face Republican incumbent W. R. Ferguson, Glidden, in the November general election. Three candidates were seeking the Democratic nomination for the State House seat, but none of the three received the needed 35 per cent of the total vote as required by Iowa law. Jo Garst, Coon Rapids, won by a three-vote margin, 891 to 888, over Carroll Perkins of Jefferson. But Mrs. Garst's total fell just five votes short of the needed 35 per cent of the votes cast in the district. The third candidate in that race was Bill Ryerson, also of Jefferson. Ryerson polled 781 votes in the five counties making up the 55th District. It appears now the Democrats will have to choose a candidate by calling a Legislative District convention. Delegates to this convention, involving only the precincts in the 55th District, were selected at the county conventions for just this purpose. However, County Election Commissioner William C. Arts Jr., said the vote totals could change when officially canvassed by the boards of supervisors in the district. The Carroll County vote will be canvassed Monday by the board. But if no errors are found during the canvass and the convention must select a candidate, the candidate receiving the majority of the votes from the delegates at the convention will be nominated. If a convention is required, it is expected the delegates will be summoned by the Legislative District Committee as soon after the official canvass as possible. Voter turnout Tuesday in Carroll County was light as only about 2,600 of an estimated 10,000 eligible voters went to the polls. County Election Commissioner William C. Arts Jr., who had predicted a turnout of about 4,500, attributed the small showing to the lack of contests and to the mild weather which kept farmers at work in their fields. Mrs. Garst ran strong in Carroll and Crawford Counties, especially in Crawford County. She won seven of the 17 precincts in Carroll County belonging to the House district and carried Carroll County by a 10-vote plurality. Perkins won five of the Carroll County precincts. The vote totals in Carroll County for the three Democratic hopefuls were 621 for Garst, 611 for Perkins and 569 for Ryerson. Crawford County gave Mrs. Garst a 103-yote plurality over Perkins, which offset Perkins' strong showing in his home county, Greene. Crawford County Democrats gave the Coon Rapids candidate 177 votes, compared to 74 for Perkins and 55 for Ryerson. Perkins and Ryerson both fared well in Greene County as Perkins carried the county with 187 votes. Ryerson picked up 153 votes in his home county, while Garst collected 77 votes. Audubon County, with just one township in the House District, gave Garst eight votes, compared to seven for Perkins and two for Ryerson. Guthrie County gave Perkins nine votes, Garst eight votes and Ryerson two votes. Carroll County Democrats gave Jim Schaben, of Dunlap, resounding support in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Democrats in Iowa selected Schaben to run against incumbent Governor Robert D. Ray in the November election. Schaben collected nearly four times as many votes in his nomination bid in Carroll County than his closest rival, William J. Gannon, of Mingo. The State Senator from Dunlap received 1,829 votes in Carroll County, compared to Gannon's 466. A third Democratic candidate for the gubernatorial nomination, Clark Rasmussen, Des Moines, received only 118 votes in the county. With the exception of Glidden No. 2 precinct, which he lost by one vote, Schaben carried every precinct in Carroll County — most by large margins. Ray and Carroll's Arthur A. Neu, incumbent Lieutenant Governor, were the top vote-getters on the Republican ticket. Ray tallied 589 votes in the county and Neu received 585 votes. Both were unopposed. An interesting highlight of Carroll County's primary election occurred in Kniest precinct. Only one person voted a Republican ticket there, and he cast a ballot only for Neu — leaving all other positions on the ballot blank. David Stanley, Muscatine, was given a clear sign by Carroll County Republicans that he was their choice to run against Democrat John Culver for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Harold Election, See Page 2 Schaben Wins Demo Race for Iowa Governor DES MOINES, Iowa (API- James Schaben of Dunlap Wednesday pledged to duck no issues in his campaign against Gov. Robert Ray—even if he knows his views are unpopular. And he challenged Ray to do the same. Schaben, minority leader of the Iowa Senate, earned the right to meet Ray in the general election by defeating William Gannon of Mingo and Clark Rasmussen of West Des Moines in Tuesday's Democratic gubernatorial primary. In unofficial returns with 99.4 per cent of the vote in, Schaben received 59,200 to 52,682 for Gannon and 21,743 for Rasmussen. "People are looking for someone with political courage to take on unpopular issues," Schaben said. "If we have to take an unpopular stand, we will do it." Ray, unopposed in the Republican primary for governor, received 124,229 votes. Schaben said his come-from-behind primary victory, despite some Poisoning Cause of Cattle Deaths BREDA — An investigation has been launched here after about 150 head of cattle owned by J. J. Feldmann, Breda, died after being fed rations contaminated with a corn rootworm insecticide. Many of the cattle died late Monday — two hours after eating the feed, Feldmann said. "One of the workers made a mistake," Feldmann said, in LeMars Men Buy Quinn's Ken Burkett of LeMars has purchased the Eddie Quinn Clothier store in Carroll. He is in partnership with Jim Bowers, also of LeMars. The men plan to take over the business on July 1. Eddie Quinn purchased the store in 1948, when it was owned by Andy Ley. The business has been located at 513 North Adams during Quinn's 26 years pf ownership. The manager, Harry Rose, has been in his position for several years. Quinn formerly lived in Carroll. He moved to Spencer a number of years ago where he opened another store. While in Carroll, Quinn was active in community affairs. explaining how the insecticide got into the feed. The loss was about 90 per cent of the cattle exposed to the contaminated feed. Dr. Leon Wernimont, of Carroll, said the insecticide was accidentally mixed with the feed in a feed mixing wagon. While the cattle which died were not purebreds, Dr. Wernimont said the cattle represented "some extensive planned breeding." Feldmann would not say the exact number of cattle that died. But Iowa State University officials who sent a specialist to the feedlot said they understood 150 heifers and steers died. Feldmann said the cattle lost were yearlings weighing from 850 to 900 pounds. Based on current market quotations, cattle of this weight would be worth about $350 to $400 per head. Dr. Wernimont described the insecticide which was mixed with the feed as one of the most potent and toxic chemicals used on a farm. Feldmann said he had used the chemical for the first time this year because of the chemical shortage experienced by farmers this spring. He said he could not obtain sufficient supplies of the rootworm insecticide he Cattle, See Page 2 unpopular stands such as support for longer trucks on state highways, proves "the people enjoy this." The Dunlap auction company and farm owner said he was "deeply impressed" by his margin of victory. "We looked for a close race," Schaben said. "Bill (Gannon) was obviously out in front early." Gannon, who was beaten in the gubernatorial primary four years ago and barely lost the lieutenant governor's race in 1972, announced his candidacy in September and immediately hit the campaign trail. Schaben spent most of his daylight hours in Des Moines until the legislative session ended May 4. He then spent a hectic month of 20 hour days campaigning. "We didn't use anything special," Schaben said. "We met with a lot of people and didn't promise them anything we couldn't fulfill." Schaben said lowans are asking for a stronger voice in government. "They are looking for an alternative to the weak voice we've had in the past," Schaben said. "They are looking for someone with the guts to come out against corruption in government. "I think it's time to speak for the state, whether for housing, roads or whatever it is. We should have a governor who doesn't look at how many people he is going to please, but whether the issue is right." Schaben accused Ray of ducking campaign confrontations since he was first elected in 1968. "I think it is time he comes out," Schaben said. "We want to debate him openly—we don't want other people to make excuses for him. We think it is time he makes his own. We think the people are going to insist on that." Derailment Spills Grain — Ten cars of a 104-car eastbound Chicago and North Western freight train derailed here Tuesday evening just east of the site where 12 cars derailed early last month. Brian Carrel, conductor of the train said the derailment was caused by a defective journal or by burning off of a journal on the 43rd car from the front. Carrel compared a journal to an axle on a car. Five of the cars derailed were covered hopper cars loaded with shelled corn. Much of the 17,500 bushel of corn in the five cars dumped onto the ground after the cars were ripped. There was also one empty covered hopper car, Carrell said. One car was filled with tallow, which was leaking to the ground after the accident. The accident blocked both the eastbound and westbound main lines through Carroll, but trains were moving through the city Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported. Stanley Defeats Milligan, 2-1, for Senate DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— David Stanley says he wants to follow the footsteps of Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa—and in more ways than one. A narrow loser for a U.S. Senate seat in 1968, the Muscatine lawyer rolled up a 2-to-l margin Tuesday to easily de-, feat state Sen. George Milligan of Des Moines and gain the Republican senatorial nomination. "The decisive margin gives us a big boost for the general election," said Stanley. "But we have our work cut out for us." With 99.1 per cent of the vote counted, Stanley rolled up 86,790 votes—or 66.7 per cent, compared to 43,407—or 33.3 per cent for Milligan. Stanley, 45, pledged during the campaign to make a "statewide" walk to push his candidacy. After the easy victory, he said he would announce complete plans Thursday at a news conference. Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa, treked 1,313 miles across the state during his 1972 campaign and, to the surprise of many political observers, defeated two-term incumbent Sen. Jack Miller. "We are happy to borrow a good idea," Stanley said. "Dick surely proved that walking is a good way to get in touch with lowans. But we'll make a few small changes." Stanley did not elaborate but said his walk might cover as much ground as Clark's. Stanley will be opposed in the November election by longtime 2nd District Rep. John Culver, who was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Culver, 41, was first elected to the U.S. House in 1964, and decided to make the Senate race after incumbent Sen. Harold Hughes, D-Iowa, announced last September he was leaving politics to become a lay worker for a Washington-based religious organization. Culver's total, with 99 per cent of the state's 2,634 precints in, was 110,343—about 20.000 under the total Republican vote for Stanley and Milligan. "I think there will be definite issue and philosphy differences between John and I," Stanley said. "I think it should be a very, vigorous, clean and interesting campaign." He said two i s s u e s —i n tegr i ty in government and inflation- were most mentioned by voters he talked to during the primary campaign. "Americans want our government to be honest and open. They want full financial disclosure. And secondly, they want some real action to control inflation." Unofficial Primary Returns Area Forecast Miller Win$ DeHlO Chance of showers Wednesday night, lows in lower 60s. Turning cooler with chance of showers Thursday, highs near 85. Rainfall chances 40 per cent. Nod for Attorney Dead Cattle — About 150 head of cattle owned by J. J. Feldmann, Breda, died Monday after a corn rootworm insecticide was accidentally mixed with their feed ration. Many of the cattle died late Monday, about two hours after eating the feed, Feldmann said. The picture (above) was taken Tuesday morning on the Feldmann farm. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa Democrats chose a combination of youth and experience in Tuesday's primary to run against a veteran slate of Republican state officeholders next November. Twenty-nine-year-old Tom Miller, a McGregor Democrat, is one of the youngest candidates for the office of attorney general in Iowa's history. In his first try at a statewide office, Miller defeated attorneys James Reynolds, 35, Dubuque, and Richard Hermann, 44, Ankeny. Reynolds was the Democratic candidate in 1972. With 98.1 per cent of the votes counted, Miller had 52,241 to 37,455 for Reynolds and 27,114 for Hermann. In a sprightly primary campaign for lieutenant governor, Democrats chose state Sen. Charles Miller, 56, a Burlington chiropractor, over William Palmer, 39, a Des Moines insurance executive and also a state senator. With 98.9 per cent of the vote in, Miller led Palmer 62,351 to 52,094. The only Democrat unavailable for comment after winning in the primary was Daniel Fitzgerald, 32, Denison, who was vacationing in Denmark. Fitzgerald, who is single, won the Democratic nod for state treasurer, defeating George Erickson, Hartford, 65,425 to 43,492 with 98.9 per cent of the vote counted. In the Nov. 6 general election, Tom Miller runs against Atty. Gen. Richard Turner, Charles Miller meets Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu and Fitzgerald takes on state Treasurer Maurice Baringer. Democrats unopposed in the primary were state Sen. Cloyd Robinson, Cedar Rapids, who meets Republican Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst; F. Harold Forrett, Adel, who runs against Auditor Lloyd Smith; and Francis York, Indianola, pitted against Secretary of Agriculture Robert Lounsberry. For Contested Off ices Only Arcadia Breda Carroll 1st Carroll 2nd ... Carroll 3rd ... Carroll 4th Eden Ewoldt Glidden 1 Glidden 2 Grant Jasper Kniest Maple River . . . Newton Pleasant Valley Richland Rosellel Roselle2 Sheridan Union Warren Washington . . . Wheatland ... Absentee Total James Schaben GOV. DEMOCRAT .. 100 .. 62 .. 182 .. 156 .. 138 .. 217 .. 99 9 .. 35 7 24 10 .. 70 .. 62 ... 92 ... 63 9 ... 97 ... 79 ... 27 ... 73 . . . . 97 . ... 61 . . . . 33 . . . . 27 . . . .1 .829 William Gannon . 6 16 40 47 29 50 27 6 18 18 4 0 13 35 19 14 6 .12 14 11 41 28 3 9 10 466 Charles P. Miller .. Lt. Gov. Clark Rasmussen .. . 3 18 2 35 18 123 6 105 13 76 8 111 3 46 0 19 6 29 0 12 1 12 1 5 1 54 4 44 7 66 4 47 1 6 7 42 1 44 4 26 23 74 0 68 2 31 1 18 2 23 118 162 William D. Palmer . 9 15 46 55 40 78 25 6 20 2 11 3 12 29 20 14 6 32 15 8 34 47 18 9 10 579 Daniel B. Fitzgerald 35 33 85 101 60 131 37 15 23 8 14 9 41 37 31 28 4 45 33 21 57 66 19 22 22 977 •*«• wenerai George H. Erickson 32 16 n 51 44 46 28 5 18 3 6 1 15 20 33 21 7 18 24 10 48 34 21 3 8 584 Thomas J. Miller ... • 36 24 89 71 60 99 50 8 26 5 13 4 37 46 44 32 4 39 36 22 49 50 36 23 20 902 Richard D. Hermann James H. Reynolds . • 15 14 12 9 47 25 54 29 33 21 65 27 25 31 4 9 12 6 11 4 8 2 4 2 20 2 16 9 22 8 15 10 5 3 26 4 19 5 7 2 34 27 25 31 19 5 8 1 14 2 510 267 S 1° I » Q) 73 ID — « ^ 32. « £ w 3. O i 3 i' 41 44 0 0 82 67 75 76 44 77 60 102 0 0 0 0 28 12 11 2 10 3 0 0 0 0 39 31 45 31 27 31 5 4 22 43 16 31 0 0 76 30 0 0 22 17 0 0 18 10 621 611 REPUBLICAN Carroll Perkins 19 0 /6 53 51 8/ 0 0 17 1 14 0 0 24 39 25 7 44 39 0 44 0 22 0 7 569 David Stanley George F. Milligan . U.S. Senator • 14 1 6 5 57 33 46 25 19 12 29 5 9 7 5 3 44 26 7 3 8 1 16 3 0 0 3 3 4 4 2 2 11 7 4 0 6 3 12 1 44 22 46 27 5 2 10 3 6 1 413 199

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