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a place to gnaw Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 160 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, July 9, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week •I C _ Single I3C Copy Preliminary Figure; Accept Bids on 17 New Buses School Budget of $1.59 Million Adopted By Jiih Jenkins The Carroll Community School District Board of Education Monday adopted a preliminary budget for the 1974-75 school year which calls for a 10 per cent increase over the amount budgeted for the 1973-74 year. The preliminary budget calls for a total increase of $144,920 over the $1.45 million budgeted for the 1973-74 school year. The total budget figure is $1.59 million. The board also accepted bids for 17 new buses which will be used to transport private school students in compliance with a law passed this year by the Iowa Legislature. Two of the new buses will be delivered this fall, and will be used in the Breda area where currently no bus system for private school students exists. All bus bids were accepted pending approval of the state budget review committee and the availability of state reimbursement. But after discussion of the budget, the board gave Gary Tessmer, assistant superintendent in charge of business affairs and transportation director, a go ahead to commit the district to the purchase of the two stock buses from the Safety Liner Company. The board said it will attempt to receive state reimbursement for the two buses for the Breda area, but added it felt the budget will be able to cover the $25,749.34 should state funds not be available. The other 15 buses, bid separately for bodies and chassis, will be delivered by the fall of 1976 to use for private school students throughout other parts of the district. However, purchase of the 15 buses hinges on the state approval and reimbursement. No local funds are scheduled for the buses. The new state law makes it mandatory that public school districts provide transportation to private school students within the district. A public hearing on the preliminary budget approved Monday has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Fairview Elementary School, the date of the regular August board meeting. When first calculated, the budget called for a 6.9 per cent increase over last year's budget total. However, that figure was based on an estimated unexpended balance of $3,000. Later, it was determined the actual unexpended balance was $40,371, which boosted the budget total to the 10 per cent increase mark. The formula used in Council Discusses Blocked Crossings The Carroll City Council held a short, regular monthly meeting Monday evening. The only formal action taken at the meeting was approval of the monthly bills and minutes of the last meetings. Mayor pro tern Dr. L. B. Westendorf presided in the Recover 5 Bodies in Plane ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Pitkin County sheriff's officers have recovered five bodies from the wreckage of a light plane in which a Gary, Ind., physician and his family were returning from a skiing vacation when it disappeared March 24. Wreckage of the white, twin- engine Piper Commanche was first sighted Sunday. It was positively identified and the bodies removed late Monday, officers said. The bodies were taken to Farnham's Mortuary here. The craft disappeared shortly after taking off from the Aspen airport. Aboard were Dr. Arthur Goldstone, 39, identified as the pilot; his wife, Lillian, 36, and their three children, Jerry, 12, Debbie, 9, and Mark, 6. An investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board's Denver office and another from the Federal Aviation Administration flew here Monday to investigate the crash. Dr. Sidney Goldstone, who was a partner with his brother in a Gary medical clinic, is en route to Aspen to aid in the identification and to claim the remains, the sheriff's office said. absence of Mayor William S. Farner who was out of town. The council did hear a report from public works administrator Leo Clark on the problem of trains blocking intersections in Carroll for extended periods of time. Clark said a railroad official told him the railroad is sending letters to all engineers reminding them of their obligations. The railroad official told Clark that if the railroad personnel do not comply with the law, they should be ticketed by the police. Two requests by Charles Dattelbaum, owner of Courtesy Cab Company, were tabled by the council. Dattelbaum requested permission for a taxi stand on the west side of Adams Street at its intersection with Fifth Street, but he was directed to work with City Manager Arthur Gute and Chief of Police Maury Dion to study the matter and return to the council at a later date. Dattelbaum also requested that the minimum age required for taxi drivers by city ordinance be lowered from 21 to 18. That request was referred to City Attorney Ronald H. Schechtman for his review. No date has been set for the next council meeting. Trucker Dies in Fiery Crash CLINTON, Iowa (AP)—Gerald Davis, 41, Oelwein, was killed Monday night in a double semi-trailer truck crash. Authorities said Davis' molasses-loaded truck collided with another semi-truck on U.S. Highway 30 about six miles west of Clinton. —SI aft Photo The Easy Way - Jack Hilsabeck didn't miss a trick Monday when he decided to trim his hedge. Why get out the ladder when the fence is just as good? Transcripts to Be Released to Public WASHINGTON (AP) —The House Judiciary Committee is ready to make public its transcripts of eight presidential conversations and an analysis of how its versions differ from those released by the White House. Release is scheduled for late today. Many of the differences between the White House and committee transcripts of the Watergate-related conversations already have leaked out of the closed impeachment in- Court Begins Deliberations on Nixon's Claim of Privilege WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has begun deliberations —based on 459 pages of briefs, three hours of oral argument and a file including still-secret material—on President Nixon's Watergate claim of executive privilege. A lawyer for special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski, Philip Lacovara, asked the court in a historic hearing Monday to "explicitly, decisively and definitively" uphold a lower court order directing Nixon to produce records of 64 White House conversations. But the President's attorney, James D. St. Clair, said the court "ought to stay its hand," at least until impeachment proceedings have run their course in Congress. St. Clair also con-tinued presenting witnesses in the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry. St. Clair questioned former Nixon reelection official Frederick C. LaRue in an effort to discredit charges that Nixon approved a $75,000 payment to Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt Jr. Meanwhile, former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell reportedly agreed to undergo limited questioning by the committee on his role in approving the payment. The Judiciary Committee also planned to release today its transcripts of eight presidential conversations with an analysis of how its versions differ from those released by the WhiteHouse. . And in the plumbers trial, John D. Ehrlichman testified he had no idea an illegal burglary was planned when he approved a covert operation to examine Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatric file. After its 180-minute hearing, the Supreme Court adjourned with no indication of when it will reach a decision. There was only one reference in the hearing to the secret part of the record that the court has before it. Jaworski, arguing that the Watergate grand jury had the authority to name the President an unindicted coconspirator in the Watergate cover-up, said the question is important because "it does relate to the relevance of the proof that we are seeking." "And this gets into, of course, a discussion of matters that are sealed and which I cannot discuss with the court," Jaworski said. "I understand," said Justice Potter Stewart. The sealed material includes arguments presented before U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica on the President's motion to quash the subpoena for the tapes and documents. The briefs in the case include 197 pages from St. Clair, 235 from Jaworski and 27 in a brief by the American Civil Liberties Union, which the court agreed Monday to consider. The ACLU opposes the President's claim. Eight justices heard arguments and will decide the case. Justice William H. Rehnquist disqualified himself because he is a former assistant to Mitchell, one of the defendants in the Watergate cover-up trial. Rehnquist's absence raises the possibility of a 4-4 tie. This would uphold Sirica's order without establishing any precedent on the legal questions involved. quiry sessions. For example, it was disclosed from the leaked committee transcript of a Sept. 15, 1972, conversation that the President and aides H. R. Haldeman and John W. Dean III had discussed the possibility of retaliating against The Washington Post for its Watergate coverage. That part of the conversation had been omitted from the White House transcript. Other differences were disclosed in a series of staff memorandums written for the committee members but which also leaked out. The committee staff, using sophisticated electronic equipment, made its transcripts from tapes the panel received from the White House and the Transcripts, See Page 2 AreaForecaat Fair to partly cloudy and continued hot through Wednesday. Lows Tuesday night lower 70s.. Highs Wednesday mid 90s. calculating the budget to meet the state's budget ceiling uses a per pupil cost of $1,024, which is determined by the state. The district's estimated fall enrollment is 1,456 pupils. To this amount is added $59,725 miscellaneous income and the unexpended balance of $40,371. The total of these three categories yields the budget total of $1,591,040. The bulk of the additional $37,371, the difference between the es-timated balance and the actual balance, will be inserted into category labeled replacement of buses, the board decided. The remainder of the money will be distributed throughout the budget as determined by Lebanon Ports Hit by Israelis By The Associated Press The Israeli navy shelled three ports in southern Lebanon, sinking more than a score of fishing boats in retaliation for the Palestinian guerrilla raid by sea two weeks ago on Nahariya. The Israeli military command said it had "numerous indications" that the terrorists were preparing more seaborne attacks. The command said its raid on the ports was intended to "disrupt the preparations and warn against the use of these harbors" by the guerrillas. Israel said the Monday night attack was "limited in scope," and every attempt was made to avoid injuries to civilians. The Lebanese government reported one casualty, a civilian wounded by an explosion in Sidon. The Lebanese defense ministry reported 21 fishing boats sunk: 10 at Tyre, 10 at Sarafand and one at Sidon. An Israeli spokesman claimed about 30 sunk, or about 10 in each port. Sidon, the northernmost target, is 30 miles south of Beirut. Tyre is 20 miles farther south, and Sarafand is midway between. The Palestine guerrilla headquarters in Beirut said Israeli frogmen blew up wooden jetties at Tyre, but the Israeli announcements made no mention of this. The Israelis said the attack was made by a flotilla of gunboats but did not say how Tessmer and Superintendent Allen N.Stroh. In approving the preliminary budget, the board directed Stroh and Tessmer to insert the additional money into budget categories where they think necessary. The largest amount in the budget is in elementary instruction with a total of $468,520, an increase of $42,170 over the figure for the 1973-74 year. Approximately $24,000 of this increase comes in the higher salaries for elementary teachers. Also in this category the board has budgeted $9,800 for an elementary guidance counselor, a new position slated for next year which was not in last year's budget. The board has budgeted $370,820 for high school instruction, and increase of $29,480 over last year. The largest portion of this category comes for salaries for teachers, an increase of $25,750 over last year. Teachers in the Carroll district were given raises of approximately seven per cent this spring, which is reflected in the budgeted amounts. The raises were brought to about nine per cent when the board also voted to pay insurance for the teachers. This is reflected in the budget as the employee insurance category doubled from $17,000 last year to $34,000 budgeted for next year. The preliminary budget also carries an increase in the LB 1293 expenditures, those monies used in the private schools in the district. That amount increased by nearly $10,000 from $122,000 a year ago to $131,680 for the coming year. The largest outlay in the LB 1293 category is for teacher salaries, budgeted for $80,290 for the coming year. On the bus body bids, the board accepted the low bid of the Ward company for bodies for 15 66-passenger buses. That bid was $6,150 per unit with an additional $200 freight on each unit. The board said it would have middle-of-the-bus Board, See Page 2 NYC Paint Project - —Staff Photo Freckled with black paint, Deb Schieffer, Carroll and Debbie Nagl, Roselle, coated the metal gates of the City Cemetery Monday. The wind picked up the paint and splattered the girls as they worked. The cemetery fences are being painted by members of the Neighborhood Youth Corp. Look at Voluntary Restraints as Means of Curbing Inflation many. Holt Talks With Castro MEXICO CITY (AP)—Pat Holt, chief of staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, arrived in Mexico City Monday night after a 10-day visit to Havana during which he had talks with Prime Minister Fidel Castro. Holt, who was flying on to Washington today, refused to comment on the trip. He said he would make a full report to committee chairman J. William Fulbright, D-Ark. Holt said his trip to Cuba was on the committee's initiative and not at the invitation of the Cuban government. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon and his top economic advisers are looking toward voluntary restraints as a means of curbing inflation without lax increases or new wage-price controls. Aides say the President is determined to seek voluntary restraints by the federal government and the public sector to battle inflation, which he considers the nation's No. 1 problem. Nixon planned to devote much of today to a thorough review of the entire economic situation with his economic advisers, Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said. Summoned to a morning session at the White House with the President were Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, chief economic counselor Kenneth Rush, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Herbert Stein, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur Burns and director of the Office of Management and Budget Roy L. Ash. White House spokesman Gerald L. Warren disclosed Monday that Rush already has embarked on a campaign of jawboning sessions with representatives of industry, labor and consumer groups to appeal for voluntary restraint. Warren said Nixon is pursuing "with great determination" a program of restraint in federal spending and reducing the budget wherever possible. He said the President believes it is necessary "to educate the American people" to the need for restraint in all segments of the economy to hold down inflation. Returning to his White House desk for the first time since his Middle East and Soviet summits, Nixon got right down to domestic matters Monday. He told Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Casper Weinberger he wants to hold down federal spending and described inflation as the nation's No. 1 problem. Government figures for May, the latest available, place the inflation rate at 10.2 per cent annually. The administration has indicated it hopes to reduce this rate to 7 per cent by the end of the year. Warren said neither a tax increase nor a return to mandatory wage-price controls is under consideration by the administration. White House spokesmen said they do not contemplate any announcement from the White House resulting from Nixon's economic conferences today. The President also scheduled a separate session with Simon, who leaves for the Middle East Thursday to discuss energy and economic matters there and also at meetings with finance ministers in Bonn, London and Paris afterwards. Vegetable Plantings Cut Back By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers who grow fresh vegetables for city markets have cut back plantings of 14 summer crops, meaning that some favorites such as sweet corn and cucumbers will be in shorter supply over the next three months. The Agriculture Department says those producers expect to have 360,150 acres for harvest during July, August and September. That is down 2 per cent from 368,000 acres harvested last summer. A report issued Monday showed the broccoli harvest in California, for example, will be down 47 per cent from last year. In June, an earlier report said, the farm price of broccoli—from production during the spring—soared to a record high of $19.90 per 100 pounds. A year earlier the vegetable averaged $15.50 per 100 pounds. The summer crop of sweet corn is expected to be harvested from 106,500 acres, down from 109,900 last year. Excessive rain fall has been a problem in some areas, the report said. Other crop acreages expected to be down from last summer include carrots, celery, cucumbers, escarole, spinach and tomatoes. But increases are indicated for snap bean's, cabba-ge, cauliflower, eggplant, lettuce and green peppers, officials CQ JH And tor melon eaters, more bad news: the total summer acreages for cantelopes, watermelons and honeydew melons will be 198,000 acres, down 15 per cent from last year. WASHINGTON (AP)-Despite a sharp upturn in hog prices last week, a government indicator shows things will have to improve a lot further before real profits return to the industry. The Agriculture Department said Monday that hog prices at Omaha, Neb., averaged $36,98 per 100 pounds last week, the most in months. During the week of June 10-14, for example, the Omaha price averaged only $22.61 per hundredweight. But the USDA hog-corn ratio, which illustrates how hog prices line up according to feed costs, was 13.0 last week. Although improved from previous readings, the indicator was still far below the level economists say is needed to encourage greater hog output. Last week's ratio meant 100 pounds of liveweight hog bought 13 bushels of corn on the Omaha market. Economists believe a 20-bushel tradeoff is needed on a sustained basis to convince farmers to boost production significantly. A month ago, however, the picture was far worse. At that time, with hogs at $22.61, the ratio dropped to 8.5 bushels. Corn at that time sold for an average of $2.66 per bushel. Last week corn was $2.85 per bushel, the department said, but the increase in hog prices exceeded that gain.