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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 134 Return Postage Carroll Iowa, FYiday, June 7, 1974 — Eight Pages Delivered by Carrirr Boy Each Evening for ROc Per Week 15c Single Copy Busing Decision Expected Soon Implementation of the new busing bill passed by the Iowa Legislature was discussed Thursday night by the Carroll Community School District Board of Education. The bill requires that public school districts provide bus transportation for parochial students next year. In other action, at the special session, the board voted to hire a new elementary principal and to request the deletion of a small road project from the city paving program. No decisions were made on the busing program. Supt. Allen N. Stroh and Gary Tessmer. assistant superintendent in charge of business affairs, are to meet with State Department of Public Instruction personnel Monday to discuss state regulations and guidelines in setting up the transportation system. The board is expected to make decisions on how to set up the busing program at its regular monthly meeting Monday. June 17. By this time Stroh and Tessmer will have discussed the matter with state officials; and priests in the school district will have met among themselves to determine their needs. The bill gives the public schools a choice of three ways to implement the bill: transporting private students in a public school bus, transportation by a contract school bus operator or by reimbursement to the parents. One possibility being discussed is for the Carroll district to contract with Kuemper High School for the bus service for next year. Kuemper now operates a station-stop method of pickup — stopping at a gathering point and picking up students — rather than a house-to-house pickup method used by the public school district. Stroh told the board that the majority of priests from schools in the Carroll district seem to favor having the Carroll district contract with Kuemper for the use of their buses and continue for one year with the station stops. To set up a door-to-door collection method for all private school children in the district would involve the purchase of several new buses. Tessmer told the board Thursday that to receive the buses needed to set up a house-to-house collection by Sept. 1 would be "almost impossible." The busing measure provided $4.4 million to the State Department of Public Instruction. Half of that amount would be used to transport private school students next year, and the other half would go to the School Budget Review Committee to pay for extra buses and other equipment. With between 1,100 and 1,500 private school students within the Carroll school district, Stroh has said the district is one of about six in the state which will receive the bulk of the state funds appropriated to implement the bill. The $4.4 million appropriated for the busing measure comes from an auxiliary services bill passed a year ago requiring public school districts to provide auxiliary services, such as special education and remedial education, to private schools. None of the $4.4 million was spent for that bill because the act has been tied up in a federal court suit. The busing Board, See Page 2 Suspended Term, Fine for Kleindienst WASHINGTON (AP) Former Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst today received a suspended one-month jail sentence and a $100 fine for refusing to answer "fully and accurately" questions about the ITT antitrust case before a Senate committee. U.S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr. said Kleindienst was entitled to the light sentence as a man of highest integrity. Hart said that when Kleindienst testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1972. he "was not bent on deception." Rather. Hart said, Kleindienst was attempting to protect someone else, an apparent reference to President Nixon's order that Kleindienst drop a big antitrust suit then pending against the International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. The sentence imposed on the former attorney general was the minimum possible. Kleindienst, the second U.S. Cabinet officer ever to be convicted of a crime, was accused under an obscure statute making it illegal to withhold information or documents from a congressional committee. The charge was brought after lengthy negotiations between Kleindienst and special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Kleindienst pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge on May 16. Under terms of his sentence. Kleindienst remains free, but is on a month's probation. Since the guilty plea, officials of the bar associations in Tucson, Ariz.. Kleindienst's home state, and Washington, D. C., have begun preliminary moves to decide if he should be disbarred. Kleindienst had testified in 1972 before a Senate committee that President Nixon had not interferred with an antitrust case against International Telephone & Telegraph Corp., a giant conglomerate. Later, he acknowledged that Nixon had ordered him to drop the pending antitrust suit against ITT. Kleindienst said he was able to persuade the President to change his mind. "I was wrong in not having been more candid with the committee and I sincerely regret it." he said the day he pleaded guilty. Boy Drowns While Fishing DAVENPORT. Iowa (API- Dale Mecum, 14, Davenport drowned Thursday while fishing with a friend near the Crow Valley Country Club in Davenport. A Bettendorf police officer dove into the pond in an attempt to find the boy, but his efforts failed. The body was later recovered by ambulance attendants. Authorities said the youth went into the water to retrieve a piece of fishing equipment and went under. Russians Were Never in Race to Be First to Put Man on Moon 85 at Clinic - —Staff Photo Richard G. Kleindienst WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 1960s, the United States conducted a crash program to beat the Russians in putting a man on the moon. Now, American space officials have evidence that the Soviets never were in the race and that they trail this nation by several years in manned space technology. Their manned spaceship, the Soyuz. has less capability than the U.S. Gemini craft of a decade ago. It is almost totally controlled from the ground Breda Man Elected President of DHIA Two new directors and new officers were elected at the annual meeting and banquet of the Carroll County Dairy Herd Improvement Association at the Red Carpet Lounge here Thursday evening. New officers for the coming year include Fred. Obmann. Breda, president; Ronald Hansen. Audubon. vice-president; Roger Mikkelsen. Elk Horn, secretary: and V. Stuart Perry. Carroll, treasurer. The two new directors. Bert Gerdes, Wall Lake and Verlin Prill, Glidden. join the remaining directors. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Klein. Manilla and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hannasch. Carroll. The directors and officers are concerned with production testing of dairy cows. The information is used for selective breeding and sales purposes. Production certificates were presented to five herdsmen. Their herds produced an average of 10 per cent more than the average herd in their respective breed compared with state" averages. Recipients of the certificates were Clarence Ludwig. Breda; Hansen; Mikkelsen: Julius Clausen. Wall Lake: and Glen Freese. Vail. Bonnie Schubert. Carroll County home economics extentionist. presented a slide show dealing with agriculture in New Zealand. Mrs. Schubert spent six months in New Zealand with the International Farm Youth Exchange. and could not make a lunar trip. Cosmonauts play much more passive roles than American astronauts. They mainly go along for the ride. Pinpoint landings, common in the U.S. program, are unheard of in Russia, the philosophy being "just so they land somewhere in the Soviet Union." Soviet rockets are far less powerful than America's. These facts have come to light during discussions between American and Russian experts planning a joint manned flight next year. In their desire to promote this cooperative venture, the Soviets have revealed many of their long-guarded space secrets. Disclosure was necessary by both sides to assure there would be no hidden danger when the Soyuz and an American Apollo ship hook up in orbit. U.S. officials don't downgrade the Soyuz; they say it is fine for its purpose: Relatively brief orbital flights up to a week and for ferrying cosmonauts to a space station. But they were surprised at the lack of sophistication. "Through the early and midpart of the 1960s we were sure the Soviets were in the moon race," one official said. "By 1967 or 1968 we had enough information that told Rail Wreckage Cleared — us they didn't have the technical capability to make a lunar journey for several years." Three astronauts and two cosmonauts are to make the joint flight, set to start July 15, 1975. Because the Apollo craft is more sophisticated and reliable: —Russia will count down two rockets and spaceships on adjoining pads and will launch the second if something should go wrong with the first. The second countdown will trail the first by three days. Two separate Soviet prime crews are being trained. —Once in orbit, the Soyuz will be mainly passive. The Apollo will be launched from Cape Canaveral. Fla.. seven hours later and will conduct all maneuvers over a 24-hour period to catch and move in for a linkup with the Soyuz. An American tracking transponder like that carried on the Apollo program's lunar lander will be placed aboard the Soyuz to help guide the Apollo. Astronaut Eugene Cernan, who commanded the Apollo 17 moon landing and now is a member of the management team planning the U.S.-Russian flight, said the Russian spacecraft basically is designed around a philosophy that it doesn't need a man to fly. Glenn Anthofer. 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Anthofer of Carroll, was one of 85 persons within an 11- county area to take advantage of the annual State Services for Crippled Children general clinic for persons under 21 at Kuemper High School Thursday. To the right is Elizabeth Murifield, speech and hearing consultant with the SSCC staff. Diagnostic and evaluation services and laboratory and x-ray examinations were available from members of the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Refreshments were served by St. Mary's Guild, Willey. Arkansas Tornado Kills 4, Injures 100 Nixon Rejects Order on Ehrlichman Papers WASHINGTON (AP) Presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair said today President Nixon will not give up all documents subpoenaed by former White House aide John Ehrlichman. A federal judge immediately began a hearing that could lead to a contempt citation against the President. President. U.S. District Judge Gerhart A. Gesell asked Nixon's lawyer. James D. St. Clair: "You are saying he (the President) will not comply with the court's order." "I think that's a fair reading," St. Clair responded. Gesell, who had said earlier that unless Ehrlichman gets all the material from his own White House files that he deems necessary for his defense, he might have to dismiss the conspiracy case against Ehrlichman, then said: "I propose to have a hearing into who has custody and control ... so I can take appropriate action under the contempt statute. "The dismissal the President's action seems to be pointing for is a course I should not follow until I have exhausted every other opportunity." Ehrlichman, Nixon's former domestic counselor, immediately took the stand as a witness. Ehrlichman is one of six defendants in a case charging a civil rights conspiracy against Dr. Lewis Fielding, a Beverly Hills psychiatrist who had been treating Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsberg. Ehrlichman has subpoenaed all his personal papers from January 1971 through April 30, 1973, and the White House had agreed to give him and his lawyer access to the documents. FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — A tornado ripped through this east Arkaasas town of 12,500, killing at least four persons, injuring more than 100 and causing widespread damage. There was still some confusion early today over the number of persons killed. Officials feared the number would rise as rescue workers combed through the shoulder-high debris that remained of a 45,000- square-foot Gibson's discount store and a 25,000-square-foot supermarket, both of which were filled with shoppers when the tornado struck Thursday evening. State police said they had confirmed four deaths. Forrest City police and the St. Francis County sheriff's office said at least six persons were killed. State police also said they confirmed that 48 persons had been admitted to Memorial Hospital at Forrest City and that 17 other persons were admitted to hospitals in Memphis, Tenn. In addition, more than 50 persons were treated at the Forrest City hospital and released. A spokesman said most of those hospitalized at Memphis were in critical to severe condition. State police also said 150 to 250 homes had been destroyed. Earlier reports said 350 homes had been destroyed and as many as 2,000 suffered at least minor damage. Hospital officials identified two of the dead as Inez Spears, 19, and Loyce Jean Smith. 17. Both women were found in the Gibson store debris. About 150 of the city's homeless were being housed at the Washington Street Community Center. Lt. Bill Lawson of the state Military Department said Gov. Dale Bumpers had ordered 50 National Guard members from the Forrest City area to go on duty to prevent looting. A junior high school was heavily damaged and an elementary school was reported demolished. Epidemic of Scarlet Fever at Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP)—Council Bluffs is experiencing a scarlet fever epidemic, says city health director Robert Carson. He said Thursday 98 cases of scarlet fever have been reported in Council Bluffs so far this year, and that the normal by this time is only five or six cases. However, Carson said he hoped that the beginning of summer vacation for school children would diminish the spread of the disease. He said the sickness is affecting mostly children in grades 1 through 6. Nine cases of scarlet fever were reported in Council Bluffs for the week ending May 27 and another 18 cases were reported last week. Carson said most of the children with the disease were "predominately in only two or three schools" and that it hadn't spread to all Council Bluffs schools. Daniel Buys Houlihan Co. Thomas Daniel of Carroll has purchased Houlihan Motors, effective June 1 from James Houlihan, who is retiring. The new owner, who worked in the business previously, has named the shop Daniel Auto Repair. Houlihan has been in business in Carroll for 35 years. After selling cars for Jack Hill, he acquired property for lease and built the automobile shop on Highway 71. The present building at 635 West Second was built in 1971. PoliticalAdvantage toIowaDemos -Staff Pholo The last car from Tuesday's train derailment in Carroll was loaded onto a flatcar Thursday afternoon. Workmen finished clearing, leveling and straightening the tracks Thursday after 10 cars of a Chicago and North Western freight train derailed Tuesday. Five of the derailed cars were covered hoppers loaded with shelled corn, much of which spilled onto the ground. Some of the 17,500 bushels the cars carried remains near the tracks. , DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The political advantage in Iowa has switched to the Democrats from the Republicans—partly because of Watergate, Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst, a Republican believes. In Tuesday's primary elections, 132,537 Democrats voted and 131,065 Republicans went to the polls, unofficial returns show. This is the first time since Iowa began holding primaries, at the turn of the century, that Democrats outpolled Republicans at a primary election. Synhorst, who is also state commissioner of elections, noted that Democrats recently pulled ahead of independents to lead registrations in Iowa. At last count, there were almost 287,000 registered Democrats, more than 284,000 non-affiliated, or independent, voters and 243,000 Republicans. "In the past. Republicans had the advantage," Synhorst said. "But now a Republican candidate, on a state-wide basis, must appeal to the voters on his performance. He must work harder than ever in his campaign this fall." The secretary of state said there's no doubt that Watergate has influenced many lowans to switch to the Democratic party. "I don't think it's fair," said Synhorst, a candidate for reelection. "I don't think it's right to attribute the actions of a few people tar away from Iowa's to all Republicans. "But it (Watergate) does influence the voters and we have to face up to the reality of the situation," he said. Synhorst will be opposed in the general election by state Sen. Cloyd Robinson, D-Cedar Rapids. The secretary of state said he feels that part of the switch in parties is only temporary because of prevailing conditions in Washington. "I hope the people will judge state and legislative candidates on their record and the ability of individual candidates," he said. "I believe in the final analysis they will." Although there are now many more registered Democrats than Republicans in Iowa, this could change by next year when statewide registration is required. Currently, only residents of the 23 counties with a population of more than 50,000 and 14 cities in other counties are required to register. Traditionally, the more urban areas of the state have tended to vote Democratic and rural areas have tended to favor the Republican party. Under the Election Reform Act of 1973, voters in all counties will be required to register by January, 1975. Area Forecast Mostly clear and cooler Friday night, lows in lower 50s. Partly cloudy Saturday, highs in mid 70s.

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