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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 —No. 141 Return Postage Guainntooii Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, June 15, 1974 — Six Pages Dolivi-rcfl by Carrier Roy F.ach *t f Kvoninc for BOc Per Wook I 3C Single Copy County GOP Endorses Higher Speed Limits Carroll County Republicans have voted to endorse raising the state's speed limit to 60 miles an hour, and to lower the percentage needed to pass a bond issue. The two resolutions were among 15 adopted as the county's Republicans officially kicked off the 1974 campaign with their convention Friday night. They were also the two measures which touched off the most discussion during the conclave. The resolutions committee, headed by Maurice Eickman, Templeton, submitted a resolution to the delegates to retain the 55 mile an hour speed limit in view of its apparent life and energy saving nature. But Dr. Robert Dappen, Manning, challenged the 55 mile an hour stating he considered it to be "unenforceable." Dappen conceded to the delegates that he "breaks the law everyday" when he talked of the 55 mile an hour limit. He asked the resolution to be amended to 65 miles an hour and said "we would really have to be in an energy crisis for people to abide by the 55 mile an hour limit." James J. Kratoska, Carroll, took issue with Dappen's point and said although the 55 mile an hour limit may be "a little inconvenient," it is "right if you are thinking of saving lives." Dr. Dappen's amendment to the resolution to raise the speed limit to 65 miles an hour failed to win approval. Don Halvorsen, Coon Rapids, then submitted an amendment to the original resolution calling for the speed limit to be set at 60 miles an hour. Dr. Dappen again spoke out, calling the 60 mile an hour limit "just as unenforceable" as the 55 mile an hour limit. He said truckers are hardest hit by the lower speed limits because their rigs are geared to run most efficiently at about 65 miles an hour. The Halvorsen amendment was passed by the convention. A resolution submitted by the resolution committee calling for the percentage to pass a bond issue be reduced to a simple majority, or 50 per cent, rather than the now required 60 per cent approval was passed by six votes after a show of hands. Dr. Dappen said the idea behind the 60 per cent law was to protect the bonding company by showing the company that a community was truly in favor of the issue. Several delegates rejected that reasoning, while others pointed out the bond issue law is the only one in Iowa which requires more than a 50 per cent approval for passage. One delegate, speaking in favor of retaining the 60 per cent approval, said he felt if the bond issue is promoted properly it should have no problem gaining the 60 per cent approval. He said there have been times when a bond issue was defeated and it was to the good of the community that it was defeated. Darwin Bunger, Carroll, said he felt the last bond issue in Carroll, to finance expansion at the Fairview Elementary School, was an example of an issue being defeated and it was not good for the community to be voted down. Kratoska suggested that if the bond issue resolution failed and delegates voted to retain the 60 per cent, an amendment should be submitted requiring all candidates to gain 60 per cent approval before winning an election. The resolution lowering the percentage for passage passed on a vote of 34 to 28. Delegates also approved resolutions stating that the state maintain administration of liquor stores as presently done, that efforts be made to support railroad transportation including passenger service and that continued efforts be made to improve railroad facilities even to the point of repeal of railroad property taxes. Other resolutions passed include: "that under the new area community college set up to improve vocational training, we seek some method to obtain area representation for local services and that pre-med and pre-dcntal programs be explored. "That since we have many fine private colleges, consideration be given to more liberal scholarship grants to private college students. "That we promote the positive use of our natural resources as to land use. air and water pollution, public recreation facilities by striving for a sensible balance in the use of our resources. We commend Governor Ray for a positive attitude for use of Iowa coal. "That all sources of energy including nuclear, coal, water and petroleum be conserved and the proper development encouraged "That we make better use of our human resources by job training for displaced and handicapped people. ''That we support a continued effort to encourage agri-business and small industry in rural areas to fully use our human resources, realizing the quality of life in de-centralized areas. "That we insist upon GOI 1 , See Page 2 Indians Charge They Were Deprived of Right to Vote Delegates Vote — A show of hands was needed at the Carroll County Republican convention here Friday night to determine whether a resolution lowering the percentage to pass a bond issue would be approved. Delegates iabove) vote to reduce the per- -Slaff Photo centage from 60 per cent to 50 per cent. The resolution was approved by six votes, the show of hands determined. Also passed at the convention was a resolution to raise the speed limit in Iowa to 60 miles an hour. C E D A R RAPIDS, Iowa < AP)—Federal Judge Edward J. McManus has signed a temporary restraining order to prevent Secretary of State Mel vin Synhorst from certifying the June 4 primary election results in Tama County. The Sac and Fox Tribal Council charged in a U.S. District Court lawsuit Friday that they were deprived of the right to vote in the primary because no polling place was set up at the Mesquakie Indian Settlement. The order restrains Synhorst, Tama County officials finalizing and certifying the results of the official vote canvass made by the county Board of Supervisors. Judge McManus' order said the Indians "have been denied the right to vote and have their votes counted, and they will Youth Corps Provides Jobs For 250 Students in Area By Sharon Clark Staff Writer In its eighth year of operation through the Community Opportunities, Inc. office in Carroll, the Neighborhood Youth Coprs (NYC) is providing summer jobs for 250 high school students in a six-county area. Another 31 students are employed under the Governor's Youth Program (GYP). The youngsters were dispatched to schools, parks, libraries, Chamber of Commerce and government offices on June 10. Others will begin work on June 17. The federal Office of Planning and Programming has alloted $158,284 for summer jobs. The GYP, sponsored by the state Youth Coordination Office, provides Luncheon to Honor Anneberg A luncheon honoring Dr. Walter A. Anneberg who has practiced medicine in Carroll for 50 years will be held at the $45,000. Combined, the payroll totals $17.920 each week. The workers earn minimum wage, $2 an hour, for a 32-hour work week during the nine week period. Employers must provide half the pay in the state program. Region 12 is the basis for this summer's operation. Previously, seven counties participated in the programs. Incomplete figures recently showed that most of the workers are employed in Carroll County — 106. Most of the towns in the county, such as Willey, Dedham, Coon Rapids, Roselle, Templeton, Manning, Arcadia, Breda, Mount Carmel and Glidden, have work stations for the students. The same set of figures showed that 48 are employed in Sac County; 31 in Guthrie, 29 in Crawford. 22 in Audubon, and 18 in Greene. Owen Martin, Community Opportunities Manpower director, said that he expected all positions to be filled by Monday. For the first time, persons who have been out of high school for one year are eligible for the programs. Only persons whose family income is in accord with Department of Labor guidelines based on the number of family members are eligible. Purposes of the employment services are to "give the kids a few dollars and help them stay in school," according to Martin. Development, of good job habits is another important goal, he added. In Carroll, students are employed in all the schools and the superintendent's office, parks department, court house, city and county maintenance crews, city hall. Outreach Center, Soil Conservation District, extension and Chamber of Commerce offices and the municipal swimming pool. About half of the workers have outdoor jobs. Some of their duties include repairing shelter houses, taking care of the municipal golf course and painting signs. Three vans have been rented to transport six to eight students each and a sponsor for city and county maintenance work in Audubon, Carroll and Coon Rapids. Each employment site signs a work agreement and document assuring civil rights will not be violated. The agreement states that Jobs, See Page 2 suffer immediate and irreparable harm, loss and injury" if canvassed vote totals are certified. He set a hearing for 10 a.m. June 24 in the federal court house in Cedar Rapids to decide whether the tribe should be allowed to vote in a special election. The State Executive Council, which serves as the state canvassing board, started the official state canvass Friday. Synhorst was out of town and could not be reached for comment. His office said, however, that the abstract of votes from all counties had been turned over to the Executive Council at 8 a.m. Friday, before the suit was filed. The petition says Tama County Supervisor LeRoy Wiese and County Auditor Alvin Ohrt met with the tribal council in September 1973 to discuss establishment of a polling place on the Indian settlement west of Tama, but no formal action was taken at that meeting. On May 31, the complaint continues, "official legal notice of primary elections was published in the Traer Star-Clipper newspaper listing as an official voting precinct in Tama County 'Indian settlement in Tama, Toledo and Indian Village Townships, Indian schoolhouse'." The complaint said, however, that no polling place existed at the schoolhouse on primary election day, nor was there any notice posted at the schoolhouse directing voters to an alternate polling place. Don Wanatee, secretary of the tribal council, said he had not discussed filing the suit with Nicholas Johnson, who lost the 3rd District congressional nomination by 62 votes to Stephen Rapp. The suit was filed on behalf of all eligible voters at the settlement. In addition to the injunction, the complaint asks $250.000 in damages "for the deprivation of this fundamental constitutional right to vote." Wanatee estimated there are approximately 300 eligible voters at the settlement. In the past, voters at the settlement have voted at Montour. Tama and Toledo. The 1973 legislature directed that a special polling place be established at the settlement. AudubonPetition Seeks $4 Million Dr. Walter Anneberg Carroll Elk's Lodge at noon, Thursday, June 27th. The luncheon is being sponsored by the Carroll Chamber of Commerce. "This will be a wonderful opportunity to honor a man that has not only dedicated himself to his profession, but has distinguished himself as an active civic and community leader as well," M. J. (Mike) Arts, executive vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce said. Dr. Anneberg is a past recipient of the Chamber's Community Service Award and headed the successful fund drive for the new St. Anthony Regional Hospital. . Due to the limited space available, there will be only 100 tickets sold for this luncheon, according to Arts. Reservations for the luncheon can be made at the Chamber-office. Area Forecast Mostly fair and cooler through Sunday. Northerly winds at 12 to 20 miles an hour Saturday night. Lows Saturday night low to mid 40s. Highs Sunday upper 60s. Watergate Affecting U.S. Foreign Policy WASHINGTON (AP) —The resignation of a top U.S. negotiator at the SALT talks raises again the question of whether Watergate is affecting foreign policy. Paul H. Nitze, senior Pentagon negotiator at the talks, quit Friday, leaving little doubt that he thought the scandal had weakened the ability of the Nixon administration to negotiate a strong pact with the Soviet Union. "Until the office of the presidency has been restored to its principal function of upholding the Constitution and taking care of the fair execution of the laws, and thus be able to function effectively at home and abroad, I see no real prospect for reversing certain unfortunate trends in the evolving situation," Nitze's statement said. Although Nitze did not mention Watergate or President Nixon, his action was a clear blow to the administration. It came less than two weeks be- fore Nixon was to go to Moscow on June 27. Some sources interpreted Nitze's resignation at this time as an expression to show disapproval in advance, should Nixon sign a new SALT agreement with fewer safeguards for American security than Nitze favors. Several key members of Congress expressed similar concern Friday about Nixon's offer of nuclear aid to Egypt. They expressed fear that it might lead to nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Sens. Frank Church, D-Idaho, and Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., both of whom had opposed Nixon's visit to the Middle East while the House impeachment investigation is in progress, said the nuclear offer indicated they were right. The question about the relationship between foreign policy and domestic affairs has bothered policy and lawmakers ever since the Watergate scandal erupted. AUDUBON — A suit asking for $4 million in damages has been filed in Audubon county district court against three Atlantic cocktail lounges and the estate of an Exira man. The suit stems from the death of William Daniel Lowe, 31, of Atlantic, in an auto accident on Highway 71 a mile south of Exira at 10:30 p.m. on August 28, 1972. Lowe's car, southbound, collided headon . with one driven by James L. Wilkerson, 36, of Exira. Wilkerson also was killed in the accident. Both men died instantly. Six days after the accident, Lowe's widow, Carol, gave birth to a baby boy. Named defendants in the damage action, believed to be the largest ever filed in Audubon county district court, were Whitney Motor Inn, Inc.; Robert C. and Patricia Van Cleave, owners of the Villa; and Jack E. Hoyt, owner of Shangri-La Bowling & Lounge, all cocktail lounges in Atlantic; and Clark A. Kauffman, administrator of the estate of Wilkerson. Kauffman is an Audubon barber. The suit was filed in four divisions. In Division I, Lowe's estate asks $1,500,000 from the estate of Wilkerson. The three bars are named defendants in each of the other three divisions of the suit, and asks $1,500,000 for Lowe's estate, and $500,000, each for Lowe's infant son and for his widow. The claims against the three Atlantic taverns are filed under the Iowa Dram Shop law which allows a liquor or beer license holder to be sued for damages if a person becomes intoxicated while drinking there and then becomes involved in an accident. The suit charges that Wilkerson was intoxicated at Suit, See Page 2 Will Not Sell Steers SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. I AP)—Hundreds of cattle feeders have pledged not to sell any choice grade steers weighing over 1,200 pounds for less than 40 cents a pound beginning Sunday midnight. Over 1.000 cattle feeders from a 10-state area representing a million head of cattle attended an emergency meeting here Friday night to find a solution to declining cattle prices. "This is not price fixing. This is not a holding action. Let's call this price leadership," said Clarence Vos, a Kingsley, Iowa, cattle feeder. He said the action will continue for an indefinite time. Cattle feeders are now getting 34 cents to 35 cents a pound, taking a loss of about $200 per head at the market, cattlemen said. "We can't survivmuch longer," Vos said. "We have to unite or we're finished." "It is the end of our rope," Vos told the cattle feeders. "We're always on the defensive and we've been pushed around too long. A lot of cattle feeders are getting short-tempered and we've got to help ourselves." Increased Arms Aid JIDDA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Nixon ended his visit to this Arab kingdom today with a pledge of increased arms aid to King Faisal. "The United States will see to it that the level of security consistent with its responsibility to the Middle East is raised," Nixon said in remarks at King Faisal's palace. "If Saudi Arabia is strong and secure, as it will be, it will enhance the chances for peace," the American leader said as he prepared to fly to Syria for the third leg of his Middle East tour. Nixon flies to Israel Sunday and winds up his journey on Monday with a visit to Jordan. Faisal responded to Nixon's pledge by expressing the hope that "all problems and blemishes that seem to exist between the United States and some Arab countries will be removed." Faisal also criticized those who oppose Nixon in and out of the United States: "It is very important that our friends in the United States . . . rally behind you in your efforts to secure peace." "Anybody who stands against you in the United States or outside the United States of America or against your relationship with us has only one thing in mind, to splinter us and damage the chances for peace," Faisal said. The exchange of remarks followed more than two hours of private talks between Nixon and Faisal. Unlike the toasts made at a state dinner Friday night, there was no mention, direct or indirect, of oil. Aid in Youth Jobs Secretaries in the Community Opportunities, Inc. office who help with the smooth operation of government youth employment services are. from left, Joleen Schroer. Julie McGrane and Donna Kelso. Summer jobs are provided for 281 high school -Staff Photo students in a six-county area through the Neighborhood Youth Corps and Governor's Youth programs.