Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 146 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Friday, June 21, 1974 — Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy Colson Sentenced, Fined WASHINGTON (AP) Former White House aide Charles W. Colson said today he was acting on President Nixon's orders when he sought to damage the reputation of Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsberg. Colson, once one of President Nixon's highest ranking advisers, was sentenced today to serve one to three years in prison for obstructing justice by attempting to influence the outcome of Ellsberg's trial on charges stemming from publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. ' 'The P resident on numerous occasions urged me to disseminate damaging information about Daniel Ellsberg, including information about Ellsberg's attorney and others with whom Ellsberg had been in contact," Colson said. "I don't mean to shift the responsibility to the President," Colson said in a statement be- Dr. Casey Receives Award Dr. Donald J. Casey, former Carroll veterinarian, was recently awarded the Stange Award in ceremonies at Iowa State University in Ames. The award is made for outstanding professional achievements in the areas of education, government, industry, practice or other endeavors in Veterinary Medicine. The award was presented to Dr. Casey by Dr. Phillip T. Pearson, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at ISU. Dr. Casey is a 1959 graduate of Iowa State. In making the award, Dr. Pearson said "Dr. Casey's talent for leadership was recognized by his classmates as evidenced by his being elected president of the pre-veterinary club, president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and winner of the G. C. Graham Award for excellence in clinical medicine." "Since graduation from Iowa State, Dr. Casey has been an active practitioner at Carroll, Iowa. He has somehow found time to serve on numerous civic and community boards and committees. Dr. Casey has hosted many foreign veterinarians in his home and in his veterinary practice. His efforts with visitors from South America were instrumental in the development of a program to improve Venezuelan swine production through the use of special breeding stock from the United States." Casey, See Page 2 fore his sentencing. "I believed what I was doing was right and the President believed he was acting in the national interest." "I had one rule: To do what the President wanted done," Colson said. He said he never thought that anything he might do would violate anyone's constitutional rights. "In fairness to the President," Colson added, "it should be realized the government at that time was in the most sensitive negotiation ... maintaining secrecy of these negotiations was absolutely vital." U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell also imposed a $5,000 fine. Maximum penalty on the charge would have been five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. "For 3V 2 years I worked day and night. I believed I was making a great personal sacrifice for my country," Colson said before sentencing. "This experience has brought a complete re-examination of myself and I will spend the rest of my life regretting what I have done." he said. After Colson's 12-minute statement to the judge, his lawyer spent a full half-hour asking that Colson be placed on probation rather than be sent to prison. Attorney David I. Shapiro told Gesell that Colson should not be sent to prison because of "public expectations." He said sending Colson to prison "would be, in my view, a most popular decision. It would also be a terribly shortsighted one." The judge interrupted him saying, "You're barking up the wrong tree ... you are beating a dead horse." Gesell said public opinion would not sway him one way or the other. As he sentenced the defendant, Gesell said, "The court does recognize that Colson's public image was somewhat distorted" but that he had to send him to prison. The sentence means that Colson must serve at least one year at an institution not yet designated. The judge gave him until July 8 to surrender. Colson had been charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstructing justice in the Watergate cover-up case and with conspiracy to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist in the plumbers case. Both those charges were dismissed today. Colson pleaded guilty on June 3 to a newly drawn charge of obstructing justice. In that plea he admitted that in 1971 he concocted and carried out a scheme to "defame and destroy the public image and credibility" of Daniel Ellsberg, then nearing trial in the Pentagon Papers case. Colson said "the President on numerous occasions urged me to disseminate damaging Casey Honored Dr. Donald J. Casey. DVM. of Carroll, left, is presented the Stange Award by Dr. Phillip T. Pearson. Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine in ceremonies recently at Iowa State University. The Stange Award is presented for outstanding professional achievements in the areas of education, government, industry, practice or other professional endeavors in Veterinary Medicine. Agrees toPlead Guilty to Bribery WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas lawyer Jake Jacobsen has agreed tentatively to plead guilty to a reduced charge of bribery in connection with $10,000 he says he offered to former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally, according to informed sources. Jacobsen, who once swore that Connally refused the money, is offering to testify that Connally actually took it in two installments for help he gave Jacobsen's client, Associated Milk Producers Indian Dancers Indian Dancers from Ft. Dodge presented an hour-long dance program at the Swan Lake Girl Scout Day Camp review Thursday evening. Delighting information about Daniel Ellsberg, including information about Ellsberg's attorney and others with whom Ellsberg had been in contract." In the courtroom during the sentencing were Colson's wife, Patricia, and members of the prayer group he joined after his recent religious conversion. Among them was Sen. Harold Hughes, D-Iowa. Outside the court, Colson made a brief statement to reporters. "I just want to say one thing and that's all I'm going to say: I've committed my life to Jesus Christ. I can work for the Lord in prison or out of prison and that's what I intend to do," he said. "What happened today is the Lord's will and the court's will.". He said that people has misunderstood his guilty plea as an attempt to reduce a possible sentence. He had said in court that there was no plea bargaining Colson. See Page 2 Storm Lashes Eastern Iowa Inc., the sources said. Connally consistently has denied taking the money. In return for a guilty plea and Jacobsen's promise of cooperation, the Watergate special prosecution force has agreed to drop its perjury case against him and to arrange for the Justice Department to drop an unrelated indictment in a Texas savings-and-loan case. All told, Jacobsen could receive maximum punishment of up to 40 years and $80,000 in fines if convicted on all counts in the Watergate and Texas cases. By The Associated Press Torrential rains and winds that reached 85 miles per hour lashed eastern Iowa Thursday night and Friday, scattering debris over wide areas and causing one death. Authorities in Clinton said Edwin Krogman, 25, died of injuries he received when a windblown board rammed his auto. The Clinton resident was driving near a baseball park when a plank from bleachers struck his auto, according to police. The victim died at University Hospitals in Iowa Citv. Gov. Robert Ray was contemplating expansion of his request for a declaration of disaster areas to include Clinton, Dubuque and Clayton counties of northeast Iowa. Those counties would be included in a disaster aid request being compiled for central Iowa sections damaged in Tuesday's tornadoes and storms. Ray said he had no plans Friday to tour the eastern Iowa storm damage areas. The National Weather Service at Dubuque reported that the storm hit Dubuque shortly after 5 p.m., and residents sighted a funnel cloud near the fairgrounds. A section of the roof of Dubuque Wahlert High School was ripped off as winds reached 85m.p.h. Ten mobile homes were overturned by the high winds at the Ferring Mobile Home park about six miles west of Dubuque but authorities said no injuries were reported. Hunt's Cigar Store was flooded by torrential rains after the winds blew an awning through the store's window in downtown Dubuque. Dubuque authorities said severe property damage appeared to be minimal. Numerous power lines were down in the north and west sections of the city which were the hardest hit. Troy Winnegar. who owns a dock at the Guttenberg Marina, said the storm caused an estimated $60,000 damage to the docks at the marina. A workman in Clayton was taken to a Guttenberg hospital after he came in contact with a downed power line in Clayton while he was standing on wet ground. Burlington was drenched with 1V 4 inches of rain in 15 minutes as winds gusted up to SOm.p.h. A Burlington drive-in screen was blown down, damaging one car but no injuries were Storms, See Page 2 United Way Helps Girl Scout Program with Indian cries and authentic hand-made costumes, the group performed several interpretive dances including a feather dance, buffalo dance and shield and sword approximately 200 Girl Scouts and adults dance. By Susie Smith Staff Writer The Swan Lake Girl Scout Day Camp culminates a year of successful scouting. Visibly it extended over the past two weeks and cost each of the 213 participating scouts $4.50. In reality the camp takes five , months of planning and the boost of a $69,221 council budget to finance training and information services for this and other year round scouting activities. "We provide a balanced program including some nature and some indoor badges. We introduce girls to many things through badges, trips, songs, games, arts and crafts, hoping we will hit a girl's interest and she will expand on her own," senior troop leader and previous camp director, Mrs. LeRoy Johnson said. An executive director, three district advisors, a secretary and a bookkeeper are required to supply training for the 700 district volunteers with innovative ideas and a consciousness of available scout opportunities that provide this balance for the 5,000 district girl scouts. This balanced program requires $13.90 to maintain each Girl Scout as a member. It is financed through membership dues, cookie sales and donations similar to Winnebago Sales Have 'Good Growth Pattern' FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP)—Two years ago, Winnebago was the glamor stock of Wall Street. Price hikes of $7-$8 per share a week were not unusual. The motor home manufacturer's stock went to more than $95 just before a stock split in June 1972. That made board chairman John K. Hanson's 49.8 per cent ownership "worth, I suppose, a half billion dollars." on paper. "But I don't pay any attention to worth — it's a damn nuisance." he said at that time. "I'm having too much fun running the company." Hanson said he has operated Winnebago without thought of money. "Through the years our stock price might multiply four or ten times, but it sure can go down a long way too," he said. Hanson was right. At the height of the energy crisis in ueuemuei, me SLOCK uouomed at 2tyj. Now it is hovering around 6V Z . Winnebago's troubles began in late 1972 when the firm and its officers lost a suit to Life-Time Industries Inc. of San Jose, Calif., which accused the Forest City company of stealing trade secrets. A U.S. District Court jury awarded Life-Time $4 million from Winnebago and $1.8 million from Winnebago officials. It was about that time when General Motors and other giants discovered the profits being made by Winnebago and other, smaller, motor home manufacturers. Winnebago's profits began dipping and went into a tailspin when the gasoline shortages began appearing a year ago as Americans began fearing they could not find fuel for recreational vehicles. In the firm's first quarter of fiscal 1974, which ended in May 1973, Winnebago showed a profit of $4 million on $62 million sales. But in successive quarters, the firm lost $3 million, $3-4 million and $7 million. This week, Winnebago announced a turnaround as it reported a $250,000 profit — one cent a share — on $27 million in sales for the first quarter of fiscal 1975. "With progressive promotion, ending of the oil embargo and assurances of adequate gasoline supplies for vacation purposes this summer, both retail and wholesale sales this spring have resumed a good growth pattern for "Winnebago", Hanson said. But he said sales are still running below the same period a year ago. Part of the turnaround is the result of diversification. To its basic line of motor homes and travel trailers, Winnebago has added such products as agriculture and commercial fifth wheel trailers, light duty delivery trucks and 19-passenger transit buses. Although Hanson insists Winnebago's , product emphasis will continue to be recreation vehicles, the company obviously has hopes for its small buses. When the fuel problems hit, virtually everyone in the motor home business started selling buses. "They took out the guts (of the motor homes) and made them buses," said Frank Rotta of Winnebago's ' investor relations department. "Ours are designed as buses," he said. Rotta said Winnebago took the results of a Department of Transportation $25 ' million study which set out to design the metropolitan bus of the future. "We have taken some of the safety aspects from these recommendations and our buses meet these specifications," he said. Don Christensen, operator of Public Transit Co. of Mason City, a city of 32,000 about 25 miles from Forest City, purchased the first three Winnebago buses in March. Lincoln, Neb., will receive 10 in a few weeks. "For a town our size, they're just the thing," Christensen said. He said the large buses used in most cities were uneconomical to operate in Mason City, but the mini-buses allow his firm to operate into all residential areas of the city 12 hours a day. "The gas mileage is real good," he said. "We use about two gallons an hour" in the buses powered by eight cylinder Dodge engines. "Where most towns get in trouble, they use those big buses. They have $50,000 in them to start. I think towns have got to start looking into" smaller buses. Christensen said the firm which owned the transit company before he aquired it operated the larger buses only on main streets and lost monev. He said his firm is already "holding its own" and showing a 20 per cent increase in passenger service since going to the Winnebago bus. "We're gradually picking up more." Nixon Lawyers, Jaworski Clash on Immunity Issue the Carroll United Way which contributed $5,150 in 1973. These donati ons are channeled into the Lakota Girl Scout Council. Headquartered in Ft. Dodge, the district includes the 14-county area of Dickinson, Emmet, Clay, Palo Alto, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Webster, Calhoun, Sac, Hamilton, Carroll and Greene. United Way funds helped to support many of the activities that result "in" a successful scouting program. Nationally Girl Scout involves one of every seven girls. Carroll County averages one in every two girls. This year, through United Way financing the Carroll area scouting program included fall training of volunteers; May district day camp training, monthly neighborhood meetings for area troop leaders; mtormationai material tor Scouts, See Page 2 Area Forecast Turning cooler with showers and some locally severe thunderstorms Friday night. Lows low 60s and winds northeast 10 to 15 miles per hour. Cool with a few showers Saturday and highs in the mid 70s. Rain chances 50 per cent Friday night, 40 per cent Saturdav. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon's lawyers told the Supreme Court today a U.S. president "is not subject to the criminal process whether that process is invoked directly or indirectly." But special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski responded that the framers of the Constitution "were very careful to provide for a presidency with defined and limited constitutional powers and not the prerogatives and immunities of a sovereign." The statements were in briefs filed with the court in connection with arguments scheduled for July 8 on the President's claim of executive privilege to withhold White House tapes and documents which are wanted for the Watergate coverup trial. In a 149-page legal brief, the White House argued that the high court should overturn a U.S. district court ruling which would require the President to turn over tape recordings of 64 conversations. The Watergate special prosecutor says this material is essential for the trial in the Watergate cover-up case. Oral arguments in the evidence dispute are scheduled in the Supreme Court for July 8 in a rare and historic summer session. White House Watergate lawyer James D. St. Clair said that few cases in the nation's history "have cut so close to the heart of the basic constitutional system in which our liberties are rooted ... at its core, this is a case that turns on the separation of powers." -Staff Photo Rubbish Fire Firemen were called to a rubbish fire for the second time in the same day Thursday behind Crouse Cartage Co. Firemen poured water on the burning rubbish pile, mainly tires, for about 40 minutes, starting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The Fire Department had been summoned early Thursday morning to a fire at the same place. Here, volunteer firemen Joe Webber (left) and George Wieland soak the smoldering tires.
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