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Iowa a place to grew Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 144 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, June 19, 1974 — Eighteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Ench Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy Roselle Gears Up For 100th Year By Don Davis Staff Writer ROSELLE — This community of 99 persons is gearing up for its 100th birthday celebration Aug. 15 . and 16. Plans are well along for the Roselle Centennial, featuring a mass, prize drawings, a parade and an antique show, among other attractions. The two-day event will get underway with the celebrating of a mass at 11 a.m. Aug. 15. A parade will highlight the afternoon's activities the first day. Centennial chairman Lynn Hoffman said plans are still being drawn up for the parade, but said the centennial committee would accept any float for the parade. He asked persons interested to contact either Mr. or Mrs. Lawrence Behrens, Route 3, Carroll. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries in different categories in the parade. Also part of the centennial will be a drawing, with first prize a hind quarter of beef. Second prize will be a whole hog. Members of the community are selling tickets for a drawing, and are also selling commemorative bronze coins. Tornadoes Kill Ankeny Couple ANKENY, Iowa (AP)—Tornadoes cut a two block swath through this Des Moines suburb of nearly 10,000 persons late Tuesday, killing two residents, injuring 15 and heavily damaging 100 homes. The dead were identified Mr. and Mrs. Wallace White, who apparently were asleep when the high winds hit their home. Four workers originally thought to be missing in an industrial park were found safe. Officials said they were searching rubble for other residents, but they were not aware of any missing persons. Police Chief Dennis Ballard said the storm hit the business district along U.S. 69 with more than a dozen businesses destroyed or damaged. It then traveled through the residential district surrounding the highway and jumped over a section of town before it hit the southeast corner of the city. It was in the southeast section that the greatest destruc- tion and the fatalities occurred. Most residents had time to seek shelter in their basements before the storm struck. Officials credited this with saving many lives. Ballard said U.S. 69 will be closed until at least noon Thursday and said sightseerers should stay out of the area as they would not be allowed into the city. The Polk County Health Department set up stations in two areas to give residents tetanus shots. A newsman on the scene said the town "looks like a battleground." He said a 10 to 15-block area was demolished Tuesday night during severe storms that struck throughout central Iowa. liov. Robert Ray, who was in Clinton for a speech at the firefighter's convention, returned to central Iowa to tour the damage area. Ray was to arrive about 1 p.m.'and meet with city officials durine the tour. The state highway patrol and national guard rushed to Ankeny to set up an emergency medical center and begin cleaning up the debris from the scores of flattened buildings. Law enforcement officers from surrounding communities also were dispatched to the scene. "The biggest damage is to schools and shopping areas, and then to the whole southeast residential area," said Mayor O.J. Weigel. School Supt. Keith Hopkins said damage to schools had been tentatively placed at $3 million. Officials asked for volunteers with chain saws and heaving loading equipment to clear away debris Wednesday. They also asked for help in moving perishible items, such as books that were being soaked from the more than two inches of rain that fell following the twisters. State trooper John Abeltins of Ankeny was riding in his patrol car when the tornadoes hit shortly after 10p.m. "I saw them coming and I threw myself onto the floor of the car," he said. "When the first one hit it blew my car into some downed power lines and one of them hooked onto my bumper. They were hot. I could feel the electricity. I didn't dare touch anything. I grabbed the rubber floor mat and wrapped it around my hands for insulation." Abeltins, 39, said the wind let up for about five minutes and "suddenly I heard a second rumble. I hit the floor again. The implosion shattered the windows in my car. I laid there, without moving, for about 20 or 30 minutes until the power lines went dead. Then I got out. "It's hard to describe your feelings. You're laying on the floor. Debris and glass are flying. You wonder how many seconds you've got left." Abeltins was not hurt. Richard Breu of the Polk County Sheriff's office said he was patroling the area about 20 minutes before the tornadoes hit. "I sighted six funnel clouds to the northeast," he said. "None of them touched the ground. But it was a real twister alley, it ran through about five towns. Chased me right out of the area." Another twister in the eastern Des Moines suburb of Pleasant Hill leveled the Police and Burial Association Club and Elks Club buildings. No injuries were reported. Winds up to 50 miles and hour were recorded at the Des Moines airport and were unofficially reported up to 70 miles an hour north of Des Moines. Power lines were knocked out in northern and eastern Polk County, including Des Moines, and windows were smashed and trees uprooted in many areas, including Ames and the north and east sides of Des Moines. Iowa Power and Light Co. (IPALCO) estimated that 25,000 customers were without electricity by Wednesday morning. As many as 15,000 of those customers were in Des Moines, itself. A spokesman for IPALCO, Dallas Hammerlinck, said he did not know when Arikeriy, Elkhart, Bondurant, Altoona and Pleasant Hill would have electricity again. In Des Moines, power to some areas was expected to be restored later Wednesday. Reports of a natural gas leak prompted the utility Tuesday night to shut off all gas service to Ankeny. Hammerlinck said it would be necessary to shut off service to each individual customer in Ankeny and restore it later. In Ames, where at least two tornadoes were sighted, the roof of the Svede Transfer Co. was ripped by high winds. Six mobile homes were destroyed Tornadoes, See Page 2 Tapes Show Early Cover-Up Knowledge There will be bingo, food and drink stands both days, as well as "kiddie rides," Hoffman said. There will be judging of beards and costumes, too, he added. The history of the community goes back to the founding of the Holy Guardian Angel Parish in 1874 by a Father Kempker. The first settlers of the area came from Dubuque and Winneshiek Counties in northeastern Iowa. A history of the area says, "The land was mostly wild prairie with few houses and no churches," in 1874. Mass was occasionally said in a schoolhouse in those early years. In 1877 a frame church was started. Much of the area land was owned by a Mr. Hill and the community was known as Hillsdale until 1875. Leo Hannasch joins Hoffman as chairman of the event. The history, is now being printed. Mr. and Mrs. John Starman are in charge of the museum and antiques. Amusements fall under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Berger. Mr. and Mrs. Vince Goetzinger are in charge of the Brothers of the Brush. Joseph Haverman is working with an outside antique machinery display. WASHINGTON (AP) Some members of the House Judiciary Committee say a taped presidential conversation heard by the committee indicates President Nixon may have been aware of the Watergate cover-up at least four days earlier than he has admitted. But other committee members disagreed. A tape heard by the committee Tuesday indicated to some committee members that Nixon knew of the cover-up at least as early as March 17.1973. It is not the four days that is significant in their view. They said the apparent discrepancy raises doubts about Nixon's Watergate explanations. He repeatedly has given March 21 as the date he first learned of efforts centered in the White House to contain the spreading scandal. The committee heard an excerpt from a June 4, 1973, tape made while Nixon was listening to a number of tapes and commenting about them to aides Alexander M. Haig Jr. and Ronald L. Ziegler. Members said Nixon's comments about a March 17 conversation he had with his former counsel, John W. Dean III, indicated he and Dean discussed the Watergate cover-up then. Members could not hear the tapes Nixon was listening to. ...Stung by criticism of a new leak of a confidential committee memorandum, members were reluctant to discuss what they heard. But May 21, in a press brief - ing, Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., had said the June 4 tape showed the March 17 meeting with Dean included "a discussion of the Watergate matter and the possible involvement of White House personnel and others." "I'll stick by that statement," Rodino said Tuesday; other members said after hearing the tape they agreed with it. Asked whether he now had doubts that Nixon first learned of the cover-up March 21, Rep. Edward Mezvinsky, D-Iowa, said, "Yes." Some members, however, were not so certain. Rep. Don Edwards, D-Calif., said "It's not open and shut." And Rep. Charles Wiggins, R-Calif.. said that although Nixon got "an inkling" of the cover-up March 17, it was clear he did not get the full story until March 21. Israeli Planes Strike Arab Guerrilla Targets JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli warplanes struck at Arab guerrilla targets in southern Lebanon today—the second day of air attacks since President Nixon ended his Middle East visit. A military communique said the planes bombed and strafed euerrilla strongholds in a 15-minute raid and then returned safely. The Israeli air force made two raids Tues.day into the southwest corner of Lebanon bordering Israel. The first took place as Nixon was leaving Jordan for the Azores, on his way home after his visits to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Israel and Jordan. Lebanese authorities reported one Palestinian was killed and five persons wounded in Tuesday's air strikes. There was no immediate report of casualties today. The Israeli state radio said the raids were part of a day-today campaign to check such guerrilla assaults as the raid on the Shamir kibbutz six days ago, while Nixon was in Egypt. Three women died then with the four-man Arab suicide squad. Usually the Israelis retaliate immediately to such guerrilla attacks with strikes the same day or the day after at Palestinian bases in southern Lebanon. But they held off after the Shamir attack because of Nixon's presence in the Middle East. Sources in Beirut said the targets of today's raids were the valleys and woods around the south Lebanese town of Rachaya Foukhar and the Ar- koub region, dubbed by Israel as "Fatahland" after the largest guerrilla organization, Al Fatah. The continuing war between the guerrillas and Israel underscored Nixon's parting message in Amman that "enormously difficult" problems remain before lasting peace in the Middle East can become a reality. Shortage CouldHamper Nuclear Arrangements WASHINGTON (AP) - A shortage of nuclear materials could jeopardize President Nixon's nuclear arrangements with Egypt and Israel, a member of the House-Senate Joint Atomic Energy Committee says. Rep. Chet Holifield, D-Calif., said Tuesday the shortage also could leave a number of proposed American nuclear power plants without fuel. Holifield commented after John A. Erlewine, general manager of the Atomic Energy Commission, told the committee the government will be unable to make new contracts after June 30 for supplying nuclear materials to power plants and other industrial users. Erlewine said his agency is not producing enough nuclear fuel to fill any new contracts after June 30. Erlewine said he did not know how the cutoff date would affect the arrangements with Israel and Egypt. But he said most domestic nuclear power plants already have contracted for the materials and shouldn't be affected. Holifield accused the AEC of "failure of responsibility" in not making plans to meet the shortage. He said the agency should have been able to "see down the road to the point where we would no longer be able to supply domestic reactors with the fuel they need to produce the electricity this country needs so badly." Erlewine said the AEC has to stop making new contracts to supply nuclear fuels because existing contracts account for virtually all the capacity of the government's plants at Oak Ridge, Tenn., Portsmouth, Ohio, and Paducah, Ky., that manufacture the fuels. Erlewine said private industry has failed to respond to administration appeals that it help the government in producing the nuclear materials. "Without any question, there are policy questions to be addressed on the future production of special nuclear materials, "he said. Area Forecast Partly cloudy and continued warm Wednesday night and Thursday with chance of scattered showers or thundershowers. Lows Wednesday night 65 to 70. Highs Thursday mid 90s. Southeast winds five to 10 miles per hour Wednesday night. Rain chances: 30 per cent Wednesday night and Thursday. Court-Martial Upheld WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court today upheld the court-martial of former Army Capt. Howard B. Levy for urging black enlisted men not to go to Vietnam if ordered to do so. In doine so. the court upheld the constitutionality of the so-called "general article," which has been a mainstay of American military justice since Revolutionary War days. Levy had challenged his court-martial on grounds that the article is unconstitutionally vague. The article, part of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, forbids "conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman" and "all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces." Justice William H. Rehnquist, writing for the 5 to 3 court majority, said Levy "could have had no reasonable doubt that his published statements urging Negro enlisted men not to go to Vietnam if ordered to do so" were in violation of the challenged article. Brothers Escape ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Allen and James Fryer, two brothers accused in the shotgun-slayings of four teen-agers last year, escaped from the Lyon County jail here early today, Sheriff Craig Vinson reported. The sheriff said Allen, 30, managed to escape from his cell sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. He freed James, 21, and the pair fled without detection. Georgi Zhukov Dies MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet government today announced the death of Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov, the Soviet Union's most famous military commander in World War II. He was 77. The first announcement by Tass, the government news agency, gave no further information about his death. But unofficial sources said he died in a Kremlin hospital Tuesday afternoon after a severe heart attack last week. He suffered another severe heart attack several years ago and since then had been living in retirement at his country home outside Moscow. Zhukov, Soviet army chief of staff when Hitler invaded Russia, directed the "hold or die" defense of Moscow in 1941, broke the back of the German army at Stalingrad, lifted the siege of Leningrad, captured Berlin in 1945 and received the German surrender on behalf of the Soviet Union on May 9,1945. After the surrender, he and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower became personal friends in Berlin. Stalin, fearful of Zhukov's popularity, assigned him to an obscure command in Odessa in 1946. After Stalin's death in 1953, he returned to Moscow as deputy defense minister and became defense minister in 1955. But Nikita Khrushchev dismissed him in disgrace in 1957, and he spent the next few years quietly writing his memoirs. The March 17 tape is one of 42 the committee subpoenaed April 19, but for which it got a White House-edited transcript instead. The transcript contains no reference to a discussion of Watergate. Meanwhile, former Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he stayed deliberately aloof from the original Watergate investigation. He said Justice Depa'rtment aides assured him there was not enough evidence until April 1973 to go beyond the original seven defendants in the June 17, 1972, Watergate break-in. And the U.S. District Court in Washington began disciplinary proceedings against Kleindienst, who has been convicted of refusing to answer certain questions about the ITT antitrust litigation. The court's grievance committee ordered him to show cause within 30 days "why he should not, as a member of the bar of this court, be disciplined." The House Judiciary Committee nearly completed its examination of evidence relating to Watergate Tuesday, moving close to the Oct. 20 firing of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. The firing will be dealt with in the final Watergate presentation today. The committee then will take up the ISVz-minute buzz in a White House tape, the secret bombing of Cambodia and Nixon's income tax payments for 1969-72. Rodino intends to finish the presentation of evidence this week. Despite repeated demands from the White House that the committee open its sessions to the public, Rodino indicated they will remain closed for the examination of any witnesses who might be called. A decision on whether to call any, and who, will be made next week. New Iowa Weight Checks Surprise Incoming Truckers DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Truckers rolling into Iowa from Illinois had a surprise awaiting them Wednesday — a beefed-up enforcement effort to catch violators of truck weight restrictions. Aiding 40 state and federal inspectors were government aircraft which patroled the Davenport area to sight truckers who were trying to elude the inspectors at the weigh stations. Deputy Public Safety Commissioner Robert Holetz said the surprise crackdown left very few options to truckers. "Every major route will be covered," he promised shortly before the crackdown began late Tuesday afternoon. Even report's that many truckers use citizen band radios to alert fellow truckers of law .officers' whereabouts did not concern Holetz. He said he thought the increased enforcement would last several days. Even with citizen band radios, "If it last several days, what are they (truckers) going to. do? Are they going to drive up to Minnesota" to avoid inspection? Assigned to the scales were Iowa highway patrolmen, state weight enforcement officers, authorities from the Iowa Commerce Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission, and the Federal Department of Transportation. Holetz said a smaller version of the Davenport crackdown began simultaneously at weight stations in the Avoca area of western Iowa, to handle truckers in that part of the state. Plans called for Iowa High- w a y Commissioner Harry Reed, Winterset, and Iowa Commerce Commission Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand to be in the Davenport area to observe the inspections. There are nine weight stations in the Davenport area. Scout Exchange Some of the Cadettes from Lakota Girl Scout Council who will participate in the New Jersey exchange in August are from left, front row, Sherry Hammen, Carroll, Becky Thiesse, Glidden, Cindy Wiederin, Scranton, Kim Klinker, Manning, and Mary Arts, Carroll; second row, Susan Maher, Glidden, Patty Heller, Carroll, Valerie Opperman, Manning, Regina Halbur, Manning, and Gretchen Beiter, Carroll ; third row, Michelle Drees, Carroll. —staff photo Debbie Wellmann, Humboldt, Kathy Klinker, Manning, Lisa Nelson, Manning, and Cindy Ferguson, Laurens. Ten local girls will spend 12 days in New Jersey homes, and 10 others will host scouts from New Jersey.