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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105-No. 168 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, July 18,1974 —Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 1 C«* sln « le I9C Copy Record Number of Walkouts Across l/.S. Bell Union Calls for Strike Vote -Staff Photo Civic Award — The Carroll Kiwanis Club received a special award from the Carroll Police Department Wednesday evening at the club's weekly meeting at Tony's Restaurant. The award was presented for dedication and contribution to the community and noted the Kiwanians' cooperation with the city's bicycle safety program. Presenting the award to the Kiwanis Club was Les Butler, left, school liaison officer with the police department and head of the bike safety program. Harold Frey, Kiwanis president, accepted the plaque. See High Interest and Jobless Rise WASHINGTON (AP) —The presidents of three Federal Reserve banks predict interest rates will remain high and unemployment will rise in the fight against what one called the worst peacetime inflation in the nation's history. They told the House Banking Committee Wednesday that inflation was at a dangerously high level, although not out of control, and said great sacrifices would be required to beat it back. David P. Eastburn, Lake View Man Dies of Injuries SAC CITY, Iowa (AP)-Michael Leitz, 21, Lake View, died at a Sac City hospital Wednesday night of injuries he received a short time earlier when his motorcycle ran off a Calhoun County road about two miles south of Lytton. funeral services for Leitz will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church in Lake View. Arrangements are in charge of the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home at Lake View, where friends may start calling Thursday evening. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Leitz of Lake View; four sisters, Mrs. Sharon Leitz Stratton of Sac City, Mrs. James (Barbara) Smith of Denison, Tresa and Pamela, at home; his grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Leitz of Sac City; and a nephew, Bobby Stratton of Sac City. president of the Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia, said:"We are in perhaps the worst peacetime inflation in our history. Unless we begin to unwind inflation, I am fearful of the consequences not only for the economy but for our entire social fabric." Eastburn, Alfred Hayes of the New York bank and John J. Balles of the San Francisco bank said government spending should be reduced to eliminate the proposed budget deficit for next year. They also said the Federal Reserve should further tighten the money supply. All stressed that the historically high interest rate level —more than 12 per cent for banks' most creditworthy borrowers —was a symptom of the inflation and not the cause. Eastburn said the high interest likely will continue to choke off inflationary demands for credit. He conceded, however, that the medium and low income persons were the ones most hurt and that big business frequently could find credit somehow and just pass the cost along to customers. He said the burdens of restricted credit and compressed job opportunies from a tighter monetary policy should be accompanied by social programs such as "liberalized unemployment benefits, public service jobs, welfare reform and training and education programs." Both Hayes and Balles endorsed a proposal by Rep. Chalmers P. Wylie, R-Ohio, to keep government spending below its income and to reduce the upcoming year's fiscal debt by 2 per cent. The budget proposed by President Nixon provides for an estimated $14 billion deficit. By The Associated Press Tentative agreements have ended strikes of Rhode Island prison guards and 4,000 state employes in Ohio, but nearly a quarter of a million other Americans stayed away from work today as a result of labor disputes. Communications workers authorized a strike vote against the Bell Telephone System and pickets marched at two airlines, Arizona copper mines, San Francisco bus garages, and a Minnesota snowmobile maker. Walkouts also affected municipal workers in hundreds of cities and private industry. Labor experts say the strike Test Way to Tame Lightning WASHINGTON (AP) Government weather scientists have launched an effort to tame lightning, one of nature's most destructive weapons. Their experiments, just started in thunderstorm-prone Colorado, involve a variation of a technique developed in World War II to jam enemy radar. Developing thunderstorms are to be seeded with literally millions of inch-long aluminumcoated nylon thread fibers, called chaff. The needle-like fibers will be spewed from, aircraft flying through the heart of a brewing storm. The object is to cause thunderheads to discharge their electrical energy slowly, rather than in sudden and violent bursts of lightning. In World War II, chaff was deployed from aircraft as a kind of decoy screen designed to protect American bombers from the searching eyes of enemy.*«dar. The technique became known popularly as giving the "electronic raspberry" to the enemy. Announcement of the newly launched project came on Wednesday from the Commerce department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Heinz W. Kasemir, chief of the Colorado project, stressed that the would-be lightning tamers are not trying to suppress lightning in all its forms. He indicated that a little lightning can be a good thing, b,y adding nutrient nitrogen to the rain and consequently to the soil, as well as by playing an important role in balancing the planet's "electrical budget." "We want to be able to suppress severe lightning that comes when it is least welcome—for example, during very dry periods in forest areas and during spacecraft loading and launching operations," Kasemir said. surge swiftly followed the end of federal economic controls, and in most instances workers sought to fight inflation with wage hike demands that exceeded 10 per cent. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said it has tallied more strikes than at any time since it began counting in 1959, with 230,000 workers involved in 588 strikes . during the week that ended "last Monday. This was the labor scene early today: TELEPHONES —The Communications Workers of America early today authorized a strike vote against the Bell Telephone System, but a union spokesman said talks would continue while the union's 500,000 members vote on the strike question over the next two weeks. However, some 1,300 CWA members of Local 2001 in West Virginia went on strike and an official of the local expected 2,500 employes of Western Electric and AT&T to honor the picket lines. Workers in other locals in the state were expected to return to work today. At midnight Wednesday 33 contracts covering 750,000 Bell employes expired. Neither the company's offer nor the union's demand was —Staff Photo Teach Games — Sr. Blanche Marousek (left) prepares number and word games for the next school year as class instructor Sr. Anita Poeppe supervises-. This educational games class is part of the Enrichment Program sponsored by the Franciscan Community held at the St. Angela Convent - in Carroll this month. (STORY: Page 4.) Makarios to Seek V.N. Condemnation of Coup Traffic Deaths DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa highway death count through midnight Wednesday as prepared by the Iowa Department of Public Safety: This year to date-300. Last year to date—426. LONDON (AP) — Armed with promises of British support, Archbishop Makarios flew off to New York today to ask the United Nations to condemn the Greek military junta for the coup that overthrew him. He told newsmen he had Britain's assurance it would not recognize the new military regime on Cyprus. "I was very satisfied with the talks I have had with the prime minister and the secretary of state," the bearded archbishop said of his meetings with Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, the British foreign minister. "I found a great degree of understanding and I appreciate the British attitude on the situation in Cyprus. "I appreciate their assurances that under no circumstances are they going to recognize the so-called new regime imposed by the junta of Greece upon the people of Cyprus." The archbishop was expected to appear before the U.N. Security Council on Friday. Small-member powers of the U.N. Security Council were circulating a proposed resolution. It reportedly called for the withdrawal from Cyprus of the Cypriot national guard's Greek officers who led the coup. It also expressed opposition to annexation of the island by Greece, which is believed to be the object of the coup. While Makarios pressed his personal crusade, Britain and the United States were trying to ease the threat of an armed confrontation between Greece and Turkey. Area Forecast Clear to partly cloudy Thursday night, lows in mid 70s. Partly sunny and not quite as hot Friday, highs in low to mid 90s. disclosed. RHODE ISLAND National Guardsmen and state troopers were ordered off duty in Cranston by Gov. Philip Noel, who announceda settlement Wednesday in the walkout of guards at the state prison in the town. Some of the 247 guards walked off the job to protest what they felt was lenient handling of an inmate who had assaulted a guard. Noel fired the guards, triggering the full-scale strike two days ago. He said he was assured by officials of the Brotherhood of Correctional Officers that future union policy would not in- Livestock Loans Are Approved WASHINGTON (AP) — An emergency program authorizing government guarantees of up to 80 per cent on private loans to livestock producers has won final congressional passage and now awaits President Nixon's signature. The Senate approved the measure by a voice vote Wednesday after senators backing the bill decided against insisting on their version of the program. The bill won a narrow victory in the House Tuesday. The decision avoided a Senate-House conference committee and possible defeat of a compromise back in the House. The legislation would provide for a $2-billion ceiling on the total guarantees outstanding during the one-year^, application period for the loans, which could not exceed $250,000 for any one operation. Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., a cosponsor, said Nixon could veto the bill. The President instead could give the industry import quotas it has sought to prevent further glutting of the meat markets, Dole said. The credit-relief program, which stands to cost an estimated $9.4 million in administrative expenses, was sought after months of steady decline in live-animal prices and sharper climbs in farming arid feeding costs. In beef, the chief category covered by the bill, pre- slaughter prices for the most popular choice steers have since risen by about $9 per 100 pounds. Cattle feeders, squeezed by high grain costs, had been losing between $10 and $20 per 100 pounds as the price dropped 45 per cent from last August's record levels. For consumers, the program's supporters said, the bill would help stabilize their meat supply. elude the use of job actions as a bargaining tactic. OHIO — A legislative pay raise proposal was reluctantly accepted by 4,000 of the 7,500 state employes striking prisons, mental health hospitals, liquor stores and other facilities. Local chapter presidents of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes accepted a joint legislative committee's suggested increases in hourly wages of 30 cents for those earning less than $8,000 annually, 10 cents for workers paid more than $12,000 and 20 cents for those in between. The full legislature must -Staff Photo Ralph Garrett Gibson's Get New Manager Ralph Garrett has assumed the duties of managing Gibson's Discount Store here. Garrett, who started his new job Monday, replaces Dave Hopper. Hopper has been named district manager for Gibson's, supervising 10 stores in central Iowa. He will continue to live in Carroll. Garrett worked as co-manager at the Emporia, Kan., Gibson's Store for four months before being named to the Carroll post. He has had 26 years of retail management experience. Hopper had managed the Carroll Gibson's for over two and a half years. Under his management Gibson's moved to the new building on U.S. 30 east. JUSTICE TICKETED "CLINTON, Iowa (AP)—Iowa Supreme Court Justice Clay LeGrand of LeClaire has been ticketed for speeding, the Iowa Highway Patrol said Thursday. approve the raises. AIRLINES — Negotiations were to resume today in Washington between National Airlines and the machinists' union. A union mediator said major unresolved issues in a new labor contract included a cost of living wage escalator clause, vacations, pensions and other benefits. The carrier, the nation's eighth largest, has been grounded since Monday. Only about 900 of National's 8,000 employes were on duty Wednesday—all supervisors. There are 1,600 strikers and 5,500 workers have been furloughed without pay. Strikes, See~Page 2 Impeach Evidence Released WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon privately voiced "after-the fact" approval of the White House plumbers' burlgary despite his public repudiation of it, according to evidence just released by the House impeachment panel. Documents said Assistant Atty. Gen. Henry Petersen told the Watergate Grand Jury that Nixon ordered the Justice Department away from the case in a telephone conversation April 18,1973, "I know about that ... you stay out of that." And John D. Ehrlichman, who overheard Nixon's end of the talk with Petersen, said the President told him moments after hanging up that the plumbers' break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist was "fully justified by the circumstances." Ehrlichman, who last week was convicted on four felony counts related to the incident, said Nixon again indicated "his after-the-fact approval" in early May, 1973. He quoted Nixon directly as saying "I surely recognize the valid national security reasons it was done." Ehrlichman's statements were in an affadavit dated April 30 this year. Nixon claimed publicly last summer that he had no knowledge of the burglary beforehand, that he would have prohibited it if he did, and that he viewed it as "completely deplorable." The Justice Department, several days after Nixon's talk with Petersen, ultimately informed the judge in Ellsberg's Pentagon Papers trial of the break-in, having first sought — and received — the President's concurrence. The contradictions over the President's role in the case Evidence, See Page 2 Parts of Iowa May Be in for a Drought DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The current hot, dry spell is leading to speculation that some parts of Iowa are in for a drought. "Certainly you would have to feel the threat," said Perry Baker, the National Weather Service's chief forecaster for Des Moines. "But things can change so quickly as we proved June 22nd, when everybody thought it would never quit raining," he said. Des Moines recorded 11 days with temperatures of 90 degrees or higher in the first 17 days of July with 100-degree temperatures reported July 2 and 13. Some other sections of the state were hotter. Weather service records show Des Moines averages only seven days with 90-degree readings or higher for the entire month of July. Forecasts for the next five days indicate Iowa will have more hot weather and little, if any, rain. "~ "Our latest 30-day outlook is for below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures," Baker said. The forecaster said Des Moines is currently only about a half inch below normal rainfall for this time of year— thanks to a 1.12-inch soaking JulyS. "But the southwest part of the state is much dryer. The southwest is running about four inches below normal for the last four weeks." North-central and northeast Iowa currently have adequate ground moisture because of heavy rains that hit those areas last week, Baker said. "Weather patterns in continental areas usually run in cycles," he said. "We have prolonged periods of wet patterns then reverse to dry patterns." _He said Iowa's weather is tied to upper air flow, depending on the location of the jet stream. That stream, which controls the main weather features on the surface, was located over Iowa during the wet spring. "About June 22 the jet stream shifted far to the north'and is currently across the northern border states and even in Canada," Baker said. "This is not entirely unusual. In late summer, the jet stream normally moves to the north and precipitation generally decreases after the wet months of April, May and June." The forecaster said the jet stream usually stays north through the summer but dips south briefly to give Iowa an occasional rain. The current forecast shows no such southerly dip for the next five days. "Three or four more days of dry and hot weather and there certainly are going to be some areas hurting," Baker said. "But right now, the only parts really in need of precipitation badly are southwest and southcentral Iowa." Free Pork Burgers- -Staff Photo The Carroll County Pork Producers' Association Wednesday gave away between 800 and 900 free pork burgers here Wednesday in connection with Carroll's Ridiculous Day. The meat was furnished by the pork association and was served by the Carroll County Porkettes, an auxiliary of the Pork Producers Association. Robert Gregory, Ralston, president of the pork producers, said the pork burgers are now available in all Carroll stores where meat is sold. i *. *- ..*_• . *>_•«•

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