Iov\a a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 145 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, June 20, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Kach Evening for 60c Per Week 1 C _ Single I3C Copy Eye Nixon's Returns Resurfacing -Staff Photo There always seems to be an on-looker or two when a construction crew is near. Wednesday was no exception as crews were resurfacing a portion of West Fifth Street. The resurfacing is part of the urban renewal beautification project in Carroll. Main Street between 3rd and 6th streets •has been resurfaced and parts of Adams and Court streets are still to be completed. Warn Truckers On CB Licensing By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon's tax returns are coming before the House impeachment inquiry, with investigators especially interested in a $576,000 deduction he claimed for vice presidential papers given to the government. The Judiciary Committee today begins trying to determine whether there was any fraud in the preparation of a deed for the gift, which was not signed and delivered until after a law authorizing such deductions had been repealed. The deductions, spread over the years 1969-72, since have been disallowed by the Internal Revenue Service, which assessed Nixon $432,787 in back taxes. A similar conclusion was reached by the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation, but neither investigation dealt with the question of fraud. The Judiciary Committee also is examining Nixon's personal finances to see if any government or election campaign funds were converted to his personal use. Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., pushing to complete the presentation of all impeachment evidence this week, has allotted only one day for the tax and finances presentation. He hopes to wind up the inquiry Friday with a study of the secret bombing of Cambodia in 1969-70. There were these related developments on Wednesday: —Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry E. Petersen defended the original Watergate investigation in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Petersen accused Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr. of being unfair in implying that political considerations influenced the original investigation. —The Senate Watergate Committee announced it would make no further efforts to question Nixon's two brothers or close friend C. G. "Bebe" Rebozo. The committee goes out of existence on June 28. —A federal appeals court agreed to review an order that a White House tape section dealing with political use of the Internal Revenue Service must be turned over to a Watergate grand jury. Nixon had appealed U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica's order. The House Judiciary Committee finished with Watergate Wednesday, including the 1 atest developments in special prosecutor Leon Jaworski's running battle with the White House over presidential tapes. The Watergate presentation, lasting almost six weeks, left some committee members convinced a cover-up still is continuing. Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr., R- N.Y., said a consistent pattern of opposition to Watergate investigations on the part of the White House has been established. "He (Nixon) thwarted the FBI investigation, he limited the special prosecutor and he has defied the Judiciary Committee," said Fish. He said Wednesday's presentation of Jaworski's problems with the White House had a strong impact on Israeli Warplanes Bomb Five Palestinian Camps DESMOINES, lowa(AP)- More than 70 per cent of the truckers with citizens' band (CB) radios stopped in a crackdown on truck violators were issued warning citations, an Iowa Reciprocity Board official said Wednesday. Richard Howe, the board's executive secretary, estimated that more than half the trucks stopped have CB radios. The citations were issued Dy Federal Communications Commission officials to the truckers for not having CB licenses. The FCC officials and other federal authorities joined more than 75 officers from various state agencies in a mass check of trucks for weight, length, permit and commodity authority violations. The crackdown, largest'in the state's history, was concentrated in the Davenport area in eastern Iowa but was also being carried on in the Avoca area of western Iowa. The checks began Tuesday afternoon. Howe said it would probably end Thursday "or it may continue, depending on volume and what they are finding." Howe said the FCC officials were warning truckers without the CB licenses and intend to follow up later to make sure the licenses were obtained. "Most of them were not taking the time (to get licenses) or just weren't aware of the requirements," he said. Highway patrolmen have complained that the CB radios are being used to warn other truckers that radar is set up and to slow down to the 55 mile-an-hour speed limit. Howe estimated that just less than 5 per cent of the trucks checked were violating state laws including registration, weight and length laws. "With a substantial amount of traffic, that could be a lot of vehicles,"he said. The reciprocity board official said the checks were made primarily between Davenport and Iowa City in the Interstate 80 area and areas parallel to 1-80. At the same time, Illinois and Missouri officials were holding less extensive crackdowns and are planning to give Iowa a report about how many truckers were attempting to skirt the state. "We plan to use the information we obtain to modify our enforcement policy and concentrate on areas that need changes," Howe said. He said the eventual goal is to see that most truck violations are spotted. "In some states, truckers indicate it is cheaper to operate i 1 1 e g a 11 y and take your chances, "Howe said. "It may be if you are caught every other time you break even, every third or fourth time profitable and every tenth time there is no incentive to comply with the By The Associated Press Israeli planes attacked five Palestinian- refugee camps in southern Lebanon today with bombs and rockets, the Lebanese Defense Ministry reported. Lebanese hospitals reported some 100 persons wounded or killed. me Lebanese government issued radio appeals for "urgent blood donations, of all types." It was the third day of Israeli air attacks in delayed retaliation for the Palestinian guerrilla raid a week ago on the Shamir kibbutz, in which three women were killed. The retaliatory raids had been delayed until President Nixon left the Middle East. The Israeli command claimed that the targets hit today "were definitely identified as military installations of the terrorist organization." But Associated Press reporter Nabih Basho reported from Sidon, the ancient Mediterranean port 25 miles south of Beirut, that the Israeli bombs and rockets hit one refugee camp in Sidon and three in the Biblical town of Tyre, 50 miles south of the Lebanese capital. The camps have a total population of 44,000 refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Reporting by telephone from Sidon, Lebanon's third largest city, Basho said the Israeli planes came over in pairs at 11:30 a.m. to attack the Ein el Hilweh camp on the southern edge of the city. Telephone reports from Tyre said the town's three camps were on fire, he said. During another call 45 minutes later, Basho suddenly shouted: "My God, this place is shaking. They're back again. Hang up, I have to take shelter." Ten minutes later he reported the Sidon camp had been hit again. Local authorities in Sidon reported at least 25 persons were killed or wounded in the first attack on Ein el Hilweh. and Sidon hospitals reported at least 15 more in the second strike. Lebanese antiaircraft guns in both Sidon and Tyre opened up on the raiders, and there was antiaircraft fire from the Sidon refugee camp also. But an Israeli communique said all planes returned safely. The guerrillas, who administer the refugee camps in Lebanon independent of the Lebanese government, cordoned off Ein el Hilweh immediately after the first raid. Newsmen and photographers were turned back as ambulances raced in and out. Israeli military sources said the raids, which began Tuesday just as Nixon was leaving the Middle East, were to wipe out guerrilla training bases and headquarters and disrupt plans for new terrorist attacks on Israeli settlements. Beirut newspapers reported 50 guerrillas were killed and 60 were wounded in the raids. But WAFA, the Palestinian news agency, said this was "fantastically exaggerated" and the toll was four or five Palestinians injured. Earlier the Lebanese government had reported one Palestinian killed. the case: i "It makes it worse. Here Jaworski came in with more authority and independence than former prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the very next thing you find is the White House telling him he can't have any more evidence, that he's got enough." The conclusion of the presentation of evidence this week will leave the committee a long way from completing its job of recommending to the House whether grounds exist to impeach Nixon. At meetings next week it will have to decide on calling witnesses, public release of evidence and the nature of the defense Nixon's lawyers will be allowed to present. It then must go over the vast amount of evidence collected and try to fit it to specific articles of impeachment. Most of the remaining questions involve party positions, which could increase the polarization on the committee that appears to be developing as voting on impeachment nears. AreaForecast Partly cloudy through Friday. Chance of showers or thunderstorms mainly during the late afternoon and nighttime hours. Continued quite warm and humid. Lows Thursday night around 70. Highs Friday around 90. South to southeast winds 10 to 15 miles an hour Thursday night. Rain chances 50 per cent Thursday night and 40 per cent Friday. Set Convention For 55th District Democrats in Iowa's 55th Representative District will convene here Tuesday. June 25, to select a candidate to oppose Republican incumbent W. R. Ferguson, Glidden, in the November general election. The legislative district convention is scheduled to get underway at 8 p.m. in the Court Room of the Carroll County Court House, according to Ed Flaherty, Coon Rapids, vice chairman of the legislative district central committee. Flaherty will chair the convention since committee chairman Ralph Strohm, Carroll, will be out of town on that date. The convention will choose one of three candidates who sought the nomination in the June 4 primary election. Seeking the nomination are Jo Garst, Coon Rapids; Carroll Perkins, Jefferson; and Bill Ryerson, Jefferson. Delegates to the special nominating convention, called by State Democratic Chairman Tom Whitney, are the precinct committee persons in the 30 precincts making up the 55th District, Flaherty said. The need for the special convention arose when none of the three candidates received 35 per cent of the vote in the primary election. The official canvass of the primary election voting, conducted June 10 by the boards of supervisors in the five counties comprising the District, revealed that Mrs. Garst received 34.8 per cent of the vote, Perkins, 34.7 per cent and Ryerson, approximately 30.5 per cent. Mrs. Garst's vote total of 891 votes was about five votes short of the necessary 35 per cent needed for nomination. Perkins polled 888 votes in the primary election, and Ryerson received 780 votes, the official canvass showed. The June 10 canvass showed Mrs. Garst received 621 votes in Carroll County, compared to 611 for Perkins and 568 for Ryerson. Crawford County gave Mrs. Garst 177 votes, Perkins 74 votes and Ryerson 55 votes. In Greene County, Perkins recorded 187 votes, compared to 153 for Ryerson and 77 for Mrs. Garst. Audubon and Guthrie Counties, each with one precinct in the district, totalled 16 votes for both Perkins and Garst, and four votes for Ryerson. Flaherty said Wednesday the district convention will be open to the public and said a candidate will be selected by a majority vote from the delegates present. Flaherty said the convention must deal with several questions on procedure before getting to the business of selecting a candidate. Equipment Shortage Halts Proposed Amtrak Route law,"he said. "We think with the increased incentive they will have reason to comply. We have- compliance by 90 plus per cent. Obtaining compliance of the remainder is what we are after." Howe said the biggest problem encountered by law officers is that different agencies enforce different laws. "One of the goals of the state Department of Transportation (just established to consolidate transportation agencies) is to begin to consolidate enforcement," Howe said. He said eventually highway patrolmen may check trucks for weight and length violations as well as for speeding and weight officers will also check vehicles for speed. Howe said currently truckers use their CB radios to tell other truckers they should be concerned about weight but not speed when a weight officer is spotted and inform other truckers to slow down but not worry about weight when a highway patrol car is spotted. Apparently there will be no Amtrak route through central Iowa and Nebraska this year, but the effort to get an experimental route into Amtrak's 1975 plans is already well underway, according to Mike Arts, executive secretary of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce. The proposed route would use the Chicago and Northwestern tracks through Iowa (including Carroll) and the Union Pacific tracks starting in Nebraska to the west coast. Arts said Amtrak officials decided to experiment with a Kansas City to Denver route this year, and said he felt equipment shortages prompted the decision to try the shorter route. William D. Keith of Carroll, chairman of the Western Association of Railroad Passengers (WARP) who have been working on the new route through Iowa, said the tremendous equipment shortage definitely made WARP's proposal impossible at this time. "The shorter route is the only thing feasible for 1974," Keith said, "but Department of Transportation officials have advised us to resubmit our proposal for a 1975 experimental route because they feel the equipment shortage will have eased by then." "I personally feel that we are better off not pushing for a 1974 route using old equipment because that could be very detrimental to rail passenger usage by the general public," Keith continued. "Poor equipment was one of the reasons for a decline in rail passenger service initially." Local officials have had some difficulty in scheduling a conference with U.S. Transportation Secretary Claude Brinegar, but Keith said Congressman William J. Scherle (R-Iowa) is.currently working to set a date for the hearing in late July in Washington, D.C. Keith said he hopes to have the senators and representatives from each of the ten states along the route at the hearing as well as representatives from each town along the proposed route. In addition to Keith and Arts, James B. Wilson and Ronald H. Schechtman from Carroll are planning to attend the hearing. FIND BODY NICHOLS, Iowa (AP)—The body of Joella Meinke, 13, of Sun Valley, Calif., was found Wednesday in the back waters of the Cedar River near Nichols. Authorities said the girl, who had been missing and presumed drowned for at least two days, apparently stood up. No Nuclear Arms Promotion WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon told congressional leaders today the United States "will give no encouragement to any country in acquiring nuclear weapons," Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott reported. The Pennsylvania senator also said Nixon defended the U.S. action in supplying nuclear reactors to Egypt and Israel, noting that both the Soviet Union and other European countries were prepared to do so with fewer safeguards than the United States is requiring. Nixon reported on his Middle East mission to a bipartisan delegation of two dozen congressional leaders. Besides restoring diplomatic relations with Egypt and Syria, Scott said, the President "hints that we'll restore relations with Algeria" as part of the effort for better relations with the Middle East. The bipartisan group of congressional leaders gave the President a warm burst of applause as he entered the Cabinet Room for their morning meeting. The President joked quietly as photographers were ushered in for a few moments. The President planned sessions today with the bipartisan leadership of the Senate and House, to fill them in on his meetings in Egypt, Saudia Arabia, Syria, Israel and Jordan and on the upcoming NATO talks in Brussels and the Soviet summit. . He also was meeting with the Cabinet and the National Security Council about the Moscow trip before leaving for his Camp David, Md., retreat for the weekend. Nixon leaves Tuesday for Brussels and Moscow. Nixon returned from the Middle East Wednesday afternoon, landing at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Mary- land where he was met by daughters Tricia Cox and Julie Eisenhower and Mrs. Eisenhower's husband, David. Vice President Gerald R. Ford, and several Cabinet members were among several hundred persons greeting him as his helicopter landed on the south lawn of the White House from Andrews. In a 15-minute ceremony, Nixon said "a profound and lasting change has taken place" in the Middle East. "Where there was no hope for peace, there now is hope. Where there was hostility for the United States, there now is friendship," he said. White House spokesmen estimated that 7 million persons turned out for Nixon on the 14,775-mile journey. Nixon on Tuesday held a nearly two-hour talk with Portugal's new president, Gen. Antonio de Spinola, in the Azores, where he spent the night before departing for Washington Wednesday. Alexander M. Haig Jr., Nixon's chief of staff, said the President was encouraged by his personal diplomacy. He said the five Middle East leaders with whom Nixon met promised to make concerted efforts to negotiate a settlement to that region's problems. Haig said, "We achieved all the objectives set forth," and listed them as: — Strengthening new relationships with Arab states; — Establishing a new relationship and assuring all parties that this would not be at the expense of long-standing relationships, and, —Demonstrating a "willingness to assist in the search for a long-term solution" to past divisions. Haig, asked if any secret commitments were made, replied: "No, I don't think so. Let's leave it there. There was fairly explicit reporting on the substance of each of the discussions. Exchanges with all the leaders were very detailed and very complete." Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the European trip probably would last 10 days, with the Brussels talks planned for June 26 and the Moscow sessions beginning June 27. He said the President was • "not overly tired, but he feels the miles and the hours" of the Middle East venture. During the Spinola-Nixon talk, the Portuguese leader who took power in a military coup eight weeks ago won a promise of United State:/ economic aid. Tour City Directors and staff members of the Iowa Development Commission were in Carroll Wednesday as guests of Mayor William S. Farner. Mayor Farner hosted a luncheon at the Carroll Country Club before the group visited St. Anthony Regional Hospital and toured the central business -Staff Photo district urban renewal area. Some of the representatives also toured the Farmland Foods and General Electric plants. The man in the striped shirt in the center of the picture is Ernest A. Hayes of Mt. Pleasant, the chairman of the Development Commission.
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