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I 111 Iov\a a place to grew Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 154 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, July 1, 1974 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for BOc Per Week Single Copy 3-Year Term to Stephen Garst, Coon Rapids Gov.Ray Names Seven to DOT Cooling Stroll — Wading through the sixth fairway at St. Louis' Northshore Country Club with shoes in hand, duffer Mike Dolan enjoys a cooling stroll on the submerged course. The fairway is adjacent to the Mississippi River which annually floods the area, creating a golfers' handicap of a different nature. Mrs. King Slaying Called Part of Plot ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Black leaders say that the young black man charged with killing Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr. in a blaze of gunfire during a church service was part of a conspiracy to assassinate civil rights leaders. Mrs. King, 69, was shot Sunday morning as she played "The Lord's Prayer" on the organ of the church where her late son, Nobel prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once preached nonviolence and brotherhood before his own assassination in 1968. Before church members could subdue the assailant, a deacon also was killed and another person was wounded during gunfire that sent some persons diving beneath pews. Others ran screaming from the church. The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, who succeeded the late Dr. King as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said that when he went to see the accused gunman in a jail cell the man told him "I was on the list, that there was a conspiracy to get us all... to get all the civil rights leaders." Atlanta police said no evidence existed to support the theory, but Chief John Inman ordered a 24-hour guard placed at the home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., who was unhurt in the shooting. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Three members of the present Iowa Highway Commission were among seven persons appointed Monday by Gov. Robert Ray to the new1y-created Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). Members of the highway commission named commissioners of the new omnibus department that will oversee the state's transportation needs are Robert Rigler, 51, New Hampton; Stephen Garst, 47, Coon Rapids, and Harry Reed, 47, Winterset. The DOT legislation called for appointment of one member of the State Aeronautics Commission, and Ray selected Mrs. Ann Pellegreno, 37, rural Story City. Other commissioners appointed are: —Alan Thorns, 36, mayor of Dubuque. —Stanley Schoelerman, 50, Spencer livestock buyer and chairman of the transportation committee of the National Cattlemen's Association. —William F. McGrath, 46, Melrose farmer, and member of the Monroe County Board of Supervisors. Initial terms of the commissioners will be staggered, with four-year terms to Rigler and Schoelerman, three-year to Garst and Reed, two year terms to Pellegreno and McGrath and the one-year term to Thorns. All subsequent appointments will be for four years. Commission members will receive $40 per diem when in session. Reed, Rigler, Schoelerman and M c G r a t h are Republicans. Thorns and Garst are Democrats and Mrs. Pellegreno is an independent. Appointments are subject to confirmation by the Iowa Senate. No commission chairman was selected, but the seven-person group is charged with finding a director. Gov. Ray said he didn't know when that position would be filled, but hopefully a director will be found in a month or two. In making the announcement, Ray said "this new commission faces a giant task...one no person can reasonably expect will be finished in a matter of months or even a few years. .art. ''Today's frustrations in transportation will not vanish overnight because of a new state commission. Nor will all the problems be solved overnight. "This we know. But we also know because of what we begin today, the future of transportation in Iowa is more promising now than it has been before." DOT has long been a pet project of the governor, and he wants the new department to plan and oversee the state's needs in highway, railroad, air and water transportation. "We have heard talk and de^ bate about the need for improvement in the field of transportation in Iowa...for a wiser use of transportation and for a deliniation of options available," Ray said. "Now we can end the talking stage and beg in the work." The governor said he was very pleased "with the diversity and the knowledge we have in these seven commissioners." DOT became a formal agency July 1 and will spend one year organizing itself and then take over all of Iowa's trans- poration fuctions July 1,1975. The new agency will include the old highway and aeronautics commissions, which will be phased out by July 1,1975, and parts of the Iowa Commerce Commission and Department of Public Safety. DOT also will have provisions for railroads and public transportation, which currently are handled mostly by the commerce commission. With more than 5,000 employes, it will be the state's second largest agency, topped only by the State Board of Regents. Ray said he hopes the DOT can work out a grain hauling scheme that would use branch 31 Families Apply for Disaster Help New Lawyer — James R. Van Dyke, Des Moines, son of KCCI-TV Newsman Russ Van Dyke, has joined the Wunschel law firm here. Van Dyke graduated from Drake University Law School earlier this month and began working for Wunschel June 17. He clerked for two Des Moines law firms while in college ~" and also worked part time as a sports and newscaster. Another young lawyer, Warren Busch, joined the Wunschel firm in March 1973. Bulletin BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Juan D. Peron died today, the government announced. He was 78. Peron was one of the few Latin-American strong men to capture the imagination of the world. He was first elected president in 1946 after taking part in a military coup three years earlier. He served nine stormy years until he was thrown out by the army in 1955 in a bloody coup engineered by political foes in the middle classes, the intelligentsia and the Roman Catholic Church. He barely escaped with his life, fleeing into exile aboard a Paraguayan gunboat. Yet 18 years later on June 20, 1973, at 77, Peron came home to thundering cheers from many of the same people who applauded his flight. His return was marred when violence broke out among the three million suporters who turned out to greet him. About 30 persons were killed and 500 wounded in clashes between divergent Peronist factions. Soviets in Bind on Improving Diets, Meeting Trade Deficits WASHINGTON (AP) — A government expert said today the Soviet Union is in a severe bind over improving diets of its people and at the same time meeting trade deficits resulting from large imports of Western industrial and farm products. G. Stanley Brown, former U.S. agricultural attache in Moscow, said the Soviet Union's purchase of huge quantities of grain in 1972 played a large role in a hard currency deficit with the West that year of $1.4 billion. Further, he said, the cash deficit may have approached $3 billion last year. Brown, now here with the Foreign Agricultural Service in the Agriculture Department, made his observations in a weekly report published by the agency. He said the spiraling deficit resulting from the outflow of Soviet hard currency cannot continue long at recent rates. "Neither Soviet gold sales nor credits from the West can be expected to cover the costs of the growing imports of Western technology and of grain imports — at least of the magnitude required for fulfillment of the livestock program," Brown said. Part of the problem at hand involves an announced plan in 1970 by the Soviets to step up sharply the production of major animal products, including meat, milk, eggs and wool by 1975. If achieved, those goals would boost per capita consumption of those food products by 11 to 23 per cent. Brown said previous Soviet performances in boosting livestock output were poor and that he takes a skeptical view of the current plan. For example, he said, the late Nikita Khrushchev planned to overtake the United States in per capita meat production by 1960orl961. "Today, 15 years later," Brown said, ' 'Soviet production stands at less than half that of the United States." He added, however, that the present Kremlin regime seems to be more firmly committed than earlier ones. "The best indicator is the massive grain purchases of almost 30 million tons that followed the near-disastrous grain crop of 1972," Brown said. "These unprecedented imports cost the USSR approximately half a year's hard currency earnings." Another signal that the Soviets are holding to the livestock goals involved the relatively small decline in animal numbers at the time of the poor 1972 harvest. A decade earlier, when crops also failed, Russian swine herds were decimated because feed supplies were short. Area Forecast Partly cloudy and warmer Monday night and Tuesday with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms. Low Monday night around 70. High Tuesday low 90s. Southerly winds 8 to 15 miles an hour Monday night. Rain chances 20 per cent Monday night and Tuesday. The governmental and voluntary assistance center for disaster victims in the Carroll area closed at 6 p.m. 24 Killed in Fire in New York PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — "In the beginning, there w^^no panic, but then the place filled up with smoke and everyone became disoriented," says a worker at a discotheque where 24 young persons died in an early morning fire. "The place was packed because there were a lot of people home from college," added the worker, Joe Parsons Jr. of Stamford, Conn., in recounting the fatal fire early Sunday at Gulliver's Restaurant. "Everybody started rushing toward the stairs," said Judy Grella, an 18-year-old from Bridgeport, Conn. "We couldn't see anything we had to crawl up. I don't know how we got out of there alive." Medical authorities said 11 women and 13 men died almost instantly of smoke inhalation and at least as many were injured. Westchester County Executive Alfred DelBello ordered a full investigation into the fire in the roadhouse on the Connecticut-New York border in this town of 25,000 north of New York City. Several investigators advanced the theory that the fire broke out in a store in the same building and was drawn into the discotheque by an air- conditioning system. An attorney for the owners of the building estimated there were about 200 persons in the discotheque when the fire began. Port Chester Fire Chief Vincent Rathgeb said he believed most of the victims suffocated swiftly. Frank R. Arbusto, chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau and head of the investigation, said other victims apparently were blinded while trying to seek exits from the split-level building. Saturday after 31 families contacted the center for assistance in the two and a half days it was open. Disaster authorities said 29 persons sought aid from the Farmers Home Administration, primarily for crop damage and loss. Twenty persons at the Carroll center asked for assistance from the Internal Revenue Service to check on deductions because of property damage and crop loss. Three families checked with other Department of Agriculture programs, authorities said. By noon Saturday, 626 persons had registered for some type of assistance in the one-stop centers which were located throughout Iowa. In Ankeny, where a tornado ripped through the city June 18, 392 families requested aid, according to officials. Disaster officials said that persons who were not able to visit the one-stop centers will be able to apply for assistance at the normal service locations of the various agencies involved in the recovery effort. A breakdown of the families requesting aid and the agencies involved throughout the state shows 72 persons contacted the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Internal Revenue Service, 286; Small Business Administration, 212 Farmers Home Administration, 148; State Employment Commission, 32; Veterans Administration, 5; U. S. Department of Agriculture, 84; State Insurance Department, 72; and the American Red Cross, 78. Nixon Takes Time Out for Sightseeing No Progress on Limiting Nuclear Arms MINSK, U.S.S.R. (AP) President Nixon took time out today from his summit talks with Leonid I. Brezhnev for half a day of sightseeing. American officials said the President and the Soviet Communist party chief had made no progress toward a com- prehesive treaty limiting offensive nuclear weapons. However, one knowledgeable official said there was still a chance of a limited agreement resUicting deployment of MIRV missiles—those with multiple independently targeted warheads. After a weekend on the Black Sea coast, the President and Mrs, Nixon flew to Minsk, the capital of Byelorussia, for lunch and the afternoon. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko returned to Moscow to continue the arms discussions, and Brezhnev also went back to his capital, to await Nixon's return tonight. The Nixons' departure from Simferopol Airport, 65 miles from Yalta, was delayed half an hour because the car in which Mrs. Nixon was riding broke down half way. She changed cars. Several thousand persons, smiling and waving flags, saw the President off from Yalta, and there were more thousands at the airport. The Nixons traveled to Minsk in a Soviet plane, an Ilyushin 62, while the White House press corps followed aboard Air Force One, the President's jetliner. Nixon and Brezhnev were together for 7Vz hours Sunday, first in Brezhnev's buff-colored dacha, then on a yacht. "We've made a lot of progress," Nixon told newsmen, and Brezhnev said with a smile: "We've agreed on everything. Now we can take a rest." White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler told newsmen they discussed weapons controls and "European matters," and the arms discussion was "principally a review of positions." Leonid Zamyatin, the Soviet spokesman, said they reviewed the European security conference in Geneva, but there was no indication of progress toward breaking the stalemate there. Ziegler confirmed that the President and Brezhnev completed talks on limitation of antiballistic missile systems. He said an agreement would be announced Wednesday in James Lappe Lappe, 19, Drowns at Lake View Jim Lapoe, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil M. Lappe, Willey, drowned Sunday evening while Swimming with companions in Black Hawk Lake near Lake View. Sac County Sheriff Duane Rohde, Wall Lake, said Lappe had swum beyond a line of buoys at the Crescent Beach area of the lake and apparently either jumped or fell from a float and disappeared beneath the water. Rohde said Lappe was swimming with a party of about six persons from the Carroll-Willey area. He said three persons, Chris Meyer, Carroll, Lappe's fiancee; John Hackfort and Larry Greving, were on the float with Lappe. Th'e three told the authorities they did not know whether Lappe jumped or fell from the float and said only that they suddenly realized he was not on the float with them, Rohde said. Rohde said members of the Lappe, See Page 2 railroad lines to haul grain to the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers for further barge transfer to the rest of the nation. Ray said no final decision has yet been made about the location of DOT headquarters. Rigler, a New Hampton banker, was named temporary chairman later in the morning as the department held its first meeting. Rigler, a former state senator and senate majority leader, is president of Security State Bank, New Hampton. He DOT, See Page 2 Political Effects of Two Laws DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)- lowa's sales tax and consumer credit laws which became effective Monday "will have the most significance politically" in the race for governor, an Iowa State University professor of political science says. Dr. Charles Wiggins, a veteran observer of the Iowa legislative scene, said Sunday he sees the two laws as having plus and minus features for Republican Gov. Robert Ray. Wiggins said he believes Ray's opponent in the general election, Democrat James Schaben, will try to capitalize on Ray's not vetoing the consumer interest bill. "I expect Schaben to make that a key plank in his platform," Wiggins said. "I expect him to be quite critical of the governor for signing the bill." The statute increases from 9 to 18 per cent the maximum annual interest rate on retail revolving charge accounts on balances up to $500. The new tax law lifts the 3 per cent sales tax on food for use at home, and also on prescription drugs and other specific items. Most of the 283 measures passed by the last session of the Iowa Legislature became law Monday. "In terms of political significance, the credit bill will probably be more important," Wiggins said. "However, the bill I was really surprised about was the one to take the sales tax off food and Pharmaceuticals," Wiggins said, noting that Ray had urged the legislature to pass the measure. the final communique of the summit meeting; it is believed that it will, freeze the ABM systems at one for each country. But Ziegler said nothing had occurred to change Kissinger's prediction before the summit began that a comprehensive ban on MIRVs and other offensive weapons was impossible. Ziegler also announced that Nixon will appear on Soviet television Tuesday night and then will make a televised report to the American people Wednesday night when his plane refuels at Loring Air Force Base in Caribou, Maine. 2 Injured in Crash- s. Paulette Garwood, Bayard, is shown being placed on a stretcher after the motorcycle she and her husband were riding collided with a cultivator mounted on a tractor driven by Michael J. Brincks, Carroll. The accident happened about 9 a.m. Monday. Mrs. Garwood and her husband, Teddy L., were listed in satisfactory condition late Monday morning at St. Anthony Hospital. Garwood had three broken ribs and contusions and lacerations, the attending physician reported. Mrs. Garwood fractured an ankle in the accident. The tractor, owned by Frishmeyer Brothers, was crossing U. S. 30 a mile east of the Carroll Drive-In Theater as the Garwood motorcycle" was traveling west on U. S. 30. Brincks was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way by Deputy Sheriff Ferman Stout. i

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