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Iowa a placet) grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 —No. 152 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Friday, June 28, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week Sbl|flc Copy Artificial Heart, Housing, Energy Nixon, Brezhnev Agree on Co-op Ventures MOSCOW (AP) —President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev achieved the first concrete results of their summit today, agreeing on three cooperative ventures, including research and development on an artificial heart. The two other agreements involve cooperation in the housing field and in energy development. The agreement on heart research contemplates joint efforts to improve synthetic cardiac valves and to develop artificial hearts. Researchers from both countries also would seek ways to extend the Tuition is Increased by Regents DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Most students attending Iowa's three state universities will apparently have to dig deeper into their pockets to finance the cost of education in the next two years. The State Board of Regents on Thursday voted with obvious reluctance to boost tuition at the three state universities by as much as several hundred dollars per student. The move to increase rates for the 1975-77 biennium came on a 7-2 vote amid lengthy discussion about educating the disadvantaged and adding to the financial burden of medical students. Regents Margaret Collison, Oskaloosa, and Stanley Barber, Wellman, voted against the proposal. If the legislature approves the regents' schedule, rates will go up from as little as $30 for University of Northern Iowa undergraduates to as much as $750 for medicine students from out of state who attend the University of Iowa. "Neither the regents, students nor institutions look forward to discussing tuition rates," observed Mrs. H. Rand Petersen, Harlan, the regents' president. Under the plan, U of I undergraduates from Iowa would pay $682 each academic year through 1977—an increase of $62 over the current rate. Undergraduates from other states at the U of I would pay $1,550 each year—an increase of $100. The boost for lowans attending Iowa State University as undergraduates would be $60 annually over the current $600, and their nonresident fellow students would pay $1,530. At the University of Northern Iowa, the increase would be $30 per year above the current $600. operational life of cardiac pacemakers and would work together to improve diagnostic techniques aimed at heading off heart attacks by early detection of blood supply disorders. They also would try to develop instruments to detect and treat heart ailments of children. Under the accord, the two countries would exchange models of artificial hearts and other devices for testing and would publish the results of joint research efforts. Under the housing and construction agreement, special efforts would be made to develop criteria for building in .earthquake-prone areas and in regions effected by climatic extremes, such as arctic cold and desert heat. The energy agreement called for a broad and balanced range of joint research and development programs on conventional and unconventional energy forms, environmental problems related to energy, and ways to restrain energy usage. Brezhnev noted, however, that the process of detente has only "traversed the first stage," and that "much work lies ahead" that will require a sense of purpose and good will. He also said the summit meetings were marked by "frankness," a diplomatic way of saying the two sides have major points of divergence. Brezhnev also gave assurances there would be no "secret agreements," an apparent reference to a debate in the United States concerning allegations that so-called loopholes in the 1972 nuclear pact were later closed in secret negotiations. Nixon called off his plan to visit Star City on Saturday to inspect the training of Aid Briefing — —Staff Photo Representatives from six Iowa counties attended a meeting Thursday in the Kuemper High School cafeteria to brief them of procedure for applying for grants to repair publicly-owned facilities damaged from the recent severe weather. Carroll County Engineer Martin Schmeiser, right, discussed damages with Greene County Assistant Engineer Ron Betterton at the meeting while they completed necessary forms. Schmeiser said Carroll County sustained storm damage to several roads, bridges and culverts. Realign Churches More local representation at synodical conventions of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, will be provided from a realignment of circuits'in the Iowa West District adopted during a district convention this week. Attending the convention from Sunday to Thursday at Camp Okoboji were the Rev. Timothy Koenig and delegate Orville Mobley, Carroll; the Rev. Albert T. Bostelmann and Laverdos Onken, Lidderdale; and the Rev. Paul Bussert and Walter Platt, Glidden. The Carroll circuit now consists of congregations in Arcadia, Carroll, Glidden, Coon Rapids, Lidderdale, Manning and Manilla. Under the old system, Carroll, Lidderdale, Manning, Arcadia, Lake City, Lake View, Auburn, Wall Lake, Coon Rapids, Sac City, and two congregations in Audubon were included in the circuit. Ed Heinicke of Manning was elected the Carroll circuit counselor. A circuit in the Lutheran church is part of the congregational government Circuit, See Page 2 Intersection Opened— After being closed for more than two months, the Grant Road and U.S. 30 intersection opened Thursday, a day earlier than had been planned. Workmen from the Boyer Valley Construction Company, Denison, replaced the middle section of the bridge at the intersection. The bridge section, built originally in the 1920's, was found to be deficient by the state Highway Commission. Workmen from the Iowa Public Service Company and the City of Carroll Thursday were putting traffic lights on the intersection. The lights put up Thursday are temporary and are expected to be at the intersection for eight to 10 months until more modern lights are installed. American and Soviet spacemen. White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the President and Brezhnev had decided to use the time "for working sessions, consultation and negotiations." Nixon and Brezhnev got down to the business of their third summit meeting earlier in the day. "We have a list that long," said Brezhnev, stretching his arms wide for an inquiring American newsman. And first on it "is the strengthening of friendly relations." "The main talks are just beginning today," said the Soviet leader as he waited for Nixon to arrive at his Kremlin office. "Basically, yesterday, we just exchanged speeches.'' Nixon started his day with a trip to the tomb of the Soviet unknown soldier beneath the Kremlin wall to place the customary wreath. His arrival at Brezhnev's office was delayed 15 minutes when he made an unscheduled stop to shake hands with some of the hundreds of Russians watching from behind police barricades. "Friendship!" one Russian woman shouted to the President. "Peace and friendship," said another. "For everybody," said Nixon, "for the whole world, the Russian people and the American people." With Nixon at the conference this morning were Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger; State Department counselor Helmut Sonnenfeldt, an arms specialist; Walter Stoessel, the U.S. ambassador to Moscow; William G. Hyland, director of the State Department Intelligence and Research Bureau, and Maj. Gen. Brent Scowroft, a national security adviser on the presidential staff. -Staff Photo Tax Break Laws Effective Monday DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Budget-conscious lowans are in a position to save themselves a bit of money by postponing the weekly grocery shopping until Monday. A new state law removing the sales tax from food for use in the home, prescription drugs and other items goes into effect Monday. It is part of a $40 million package enacted by the last legislature to ease the tax bit on thousands of persons. Beginning Monday, you won't have to shell out the 3 per cent state sales tax on any C . groceries you buy that are entei* IS elgibile for purchase with food Disaster enter is Open Here The information center for persons who suffered losses during the storms in May and June opened again Friday morning in the Kuemper High School gymnasium, after no one from the Carroll County area went to the center Thursday to apply for disaster assistance. Representatives from several agencies are on hand at the center to assist storm victims in applying for low-interest loans and other benefits available to them. The center, intended for residents in Carroll and surrounding counties, will remain open until 6 p.m. Friday and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to6p.m. Saturday. Among the types of assistance offered at the center are tax relief and farm repair and maintenance. Tax benefits are available to those who suffered property losses in the storms, according to J. T. Rideoutte, Internal Revenue Service district director. The IRS is represented at the center. Disaster-related losses in the 37 Iowa counties declared as disaster areas by President Nixon June 24 can be deducted on the current year's tax return, or can be deducted on last year's return .by filing form 1040X, an amended return. The tax law covers losses of. business property, as well as personal property, and extends to persons who use Center, See Page 2 stamps. That means a savings of $1.50 on a $50 food order. You'll still have to pay the tax on nonfood items you normally pick up at the grocery store, and on prepared foods such as delicatessen chow and restaurant meals. The tax is also lifted from prescription arugs, prosthetic devices such as artificial limbs, orthopedic devices like wheelchairs, and diabetic supplies such as insulin and hypodermic syringes. You won't notice it right awav. but the new law will also give many lowans a break when it comes time to pay their state income tax again, and to spouses of people who die and leave considerable estates. It doubles, from 5 per cent to 10 per cent, the standard deduction from your income for tax purposes. The present $250 maximum deducation also is doubled to $500. And the surviving spouse of a persons who dies can claim exemption from the inheritance tax for up to $80,000 instead of the present ceiling of $40,000. Widows also get a break from another new inheritance tax law provision. Henceforth, efforts of the surviving Sales Tax, See Page 2 Area Forecast A chance of thundershowers late Friday night and Saturday forenoon. Turning cooler Friday night, lows upper 50s to lower 60s. Cooler Saturday, highs 75 to 80. Rainfall chances 30 per cent. -Staff Photo Presented Plaque — Dr. Walter A. Anneberg, left, was presented a plaque by James W. Wilson, publisher of the Daily Times Herald in appreciation of his 50 years of medical practice and civic work in Carroll during a recognition dinner in his honor Thursday. About 100 persons attended the event at the Elk's building sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. 50-Year Tribute to Dr.Walter Anneberg By Sharon Clark (Staff Writer) "Fifty years seems like a short time. Often, I don't feel as old as I should, but let me say this, a person who is active and takes an interest in life is going to stay young and happy and active." Dr. Walter A. Anneberg made this comment on accepting a plaque presented to him in appreciation of his 50 years of medical practice in Carroll during a recognition dinner in his honor at the Elks building Thursday noon. The plaque was presented by James W. Wilson on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce for Dr. Anneberg's "50 years of devoted service to the welfare and promotion of this community." About 100 persons attended the Chamber-sponsored event. Robert Blincow, hospital administrator, served as master of ceremonies. The invocation was delivered by the Rev. Allan M. Peterson, minister of First Presbyterian Church. Mayor William S. Farner expressed the gratitude of Carroll residents for Dr. Anneberg's services here. Farner said Dr. Anneberg has been a busy doctor since their acquaintance in the thirties, but he always found time for civic services outside medical practice. The mayor particularly saluted Dr. Anneberg for his success as chairman of the fund-raising campaign for the new St. Dr. Anneberg, See Page 2 Flanking Brezhnev were President Nikolai Podgorny and Premier Alexei Kosygin, with Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko and Anatoly F. Dobry nin, the Soviet ' ambassador to the United States, farther down the table. The two leaders met privately — with only interpreters present —for 70 minutes shortly after the President and Mrs. Nixon began their visit Thursday. Aides said they mapped the agenda for Nixon's weeklong stay and started negotiations toward limiting nuclear weapons and improving trade between their two countries. Humphrey Defends Fund Use WASHINGTON (AP) -Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, stung by a Senate Watergate Committee staff report on his 1972 presidential campaign finances, says he did nothing illegal in using more than $100,000 of his own money in his campaign and concealing that fact from the public. "With the Lord Jesus Christ as rny guide, that was as honest a deal as kissing your mother," the Minnesota Democrat said. Humphrey, in a sometimes emotional, late-night telephone call to 'an Associated Press reporter Thursday, said the money represented "a lifetime of investment" by himself and his wife Muriel. Humphrey said he omitted any mention of the use of personal funds when he voluntarily disclosed his finances during Democratic presidential primaries because at that time the law didn't require full disclosure and because he wanted to conceal the matter from his family. "I didn't like to have to contribute that money, but we had to do it if we were going to campaign," Humphrey said. Humphrey said the Watergate staff report was written by a Republican staff member, Donald Sanders, and he said he resented the tone and implications of the report. "It just ends up that you look like a burglar," he said. Meanwhile, the committee staff on Thursday circulated a new report dealing with presidential campaign finances of Democrats George McGovern and John V. Lindsay. It said McGovern is campaigning for Senate re-election this year with the aid of $340,417 in left-over 1972 presidential funds. It said he shifted these funds out of presidential campaign committees while these committees were forcing creditors to write off $35,322 as bad debts. Such transfer of funds has been used by other candidates and the report did not challenge its legality. Total at ISU $546,830 Action on Delinquent Student Loans Urged DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University should immediately hire a collection agency to collect 692 delinquent loans to students, state Auditor Lloyd Smith said Friday. Smith released an audit showing the delinquent loans, made under the National Direct Student Loan program, totaled $546,830, not counting interest, as of last June 30. The audit, delivered to ISU officials in May, said the university has not complied with the federal requirement that it exercise "due diligence" in collecting interest, principal and other charges on the loans. It cited a 1972 memorandum from the general counsel of the U.S. Office of Education which said the university might be re- quired to make up the unpaid principle balance of the delinquent loans unless it improves its collection efforts. The memorandum said the U.S. commissioner of education also could refuse to allow any further NDSL loans to ISU students if the university refuses to replenish the fund with the unpaid principle or to upgrade its collection procedures. The NDSL program, created by the National Defense Education Act of 1958, is administered by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. It is designed to make long- term, low interest loans available to needy students. The federal government provides eight-ninths and the institution one-ninth of^ the money. Smith said the federal "due diligence" rule requires the university to turn loans over for collection if they are 120 to 180 days past due. He said 648 of the 692 past due accounts were delinquent 120 days or more, but "Iowa State University reported that no accounts have been turned over to a collection agency and that no delinquent accounts are currently in legal proceedings." He recommended that Iowa State immediately hire a collection agency to go after the delinquent payments. Kenneth Thomson, student loan accountant in the Financial Aid Office at Iowa State, said the university has started looking for a third party collection agency since it received the audit but hasn't vet hired one. "It's a fairly complex matter to come up with an organization that will represent the school's best interest," Thomson said. "That what they'll be doing — representing the school. "Personally, I have a question in my own mind whether another route might be better — for example, making a university official responsible for collections. But we will follow the auditor's recommendation. "They'll be working with graduates of the school. It can be a fairly delicate matter. We don't want to make anybody made, but we want the money. The audit report said the federal government put $5,727,329 and ISU $636,370 into the National Direct Student Loan Fund between July 1, 1958 and June 30,1973. There have been 8,650 loans to students total $8,759,422. The law allowed cancellation of 10 per cent of the loan per year for persons who go into teaching until half the loan has been canceled. Another provision permits cancellation of 15 per cent per year of teaching service with no limit on the amount of the loan that can be wiped out, if the graduate teachers in schools for the handicapped or in schools with a high concentration of low income families. The audit showed 1,432 former ISU students participated in the 10 per cent cancellation program and 394 in the 15 per cent program. There also were 39 cancellations for death, one for bankruptcy, ,two for disability, and 78 for military service.