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Deaths, Funerals Times Herald, Carroll, la. Thursday, July 18, 1974 MRS. FRANK MCLAUGHLIN AUDUBON - Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gray Methodist church with the Rev. Ivan Rose officiating, for Mrs. Frank McLaughlin, 61, who died at 10 p.m. Monday in the Manning General hospital where she had been taken earlier in the day. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery here under direction of McFadden Funeral home. Pallbearers were George Campbell, Sidney Christiansen, Roy Gittins, Delmus Hacker, Joseph Haubrock, and John Kendle. Violet Marie McLaughlin was born in Ledyard, la., April 29, 1913, the daughter of Joseph and Dora Erickson. She came to Audubon County at an early age and attended Audubon County schools. She was married at Maryville, Mo., to Frank McLaughlin on Feb. 27,1937. They had lived in Gray for 22 years. Mrs. McLaughlin was a member of Gray Methodist church. Survivors include her husband, Frank; two sons, Glen of Minneapolis, Minn., and James of Gray; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Charlene) Beck of Waverly, and Mrs. James (Kathy) Frampton of Audubon; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Alfred Erickson of Exira; and one sister, Velma Mangls, Redwood City, Calif. MRS. ELMER J.BRUS SCRANTON — Final rites for Mrs. Elmer J. Brus, 54, of Route 2, Scranton, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Peace Lutheran Church, with burial in Westlawn Cemetery, all at Glidden. The Rev. Paul Bussert will officiate. Friends may call at the Dahn-Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden starting at noon Friday. There will be a prayer service for the family' and friends at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The casket will be taken to the church Saturday at 8:30a.m. Mrs. Brus died at 3:20 a.m. July 17 at the Carroll Health Center, Carroll, after a long illness. She was the former Alta Lena Stuhr, daughter of Herman and Margaret Janssen Stuhr. She was born in Crawford County, near Manning, on Feb. 13,1920. Her marriage to Mr. Brus took place Aug. 20, 1946, at Fergus Falls, Minn. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Richard A. of Scranton, Larry L. of Metairie, La., and Duane E. of Wahiawa, Oaku, Hawaii; three daughters, Diane, Karen and Laurie, all of Scranton; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stuhr of Glidden; a sister, Mrs. Helen M. Boeckmann of Breda; and two brothers, Amos Stuhr of Glidden and Alvin Stuhr of Massena. DON K. LINN SCRANTON — Funeral services for Don Keith Linn, 49, of rural Scranton will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the-United Methodist Church ^•^ IN MEMORY OF Don Keith Linn RR Scranton - Age 49 Funeral Services 10:30 a.m Friday at the United Methodist Church, Scranton Officiating Rev. David Barker Friends may call at the Dahn ft Woodhouse Funeral Home, Scranton Interment: Scranton Cemetery DAHN & WOODHOUSE FUNERAL HOMES IN MEMORY OF Mrs. Elmer Brus RR Scranton — Age 54 Funeral Services 10:30 Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, Glidden | Officiating Pastor Paul Bussert Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home, Glidden after 12 noon Friday. Prayer Service 8 p.m. Friday at the Dahn ft Woodhouse Funeral Home, Glidden Interment: Westlawn Cemetery, Glidden DAHN & WOODHOUSE FUNERAL HOMES here. The Rev. David Barker will officiate. Interment will be in the Scranton Cemetery. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Friday for viewing until the hour of rites. Friends may call at the Dahn-Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton. Mr. Linn, a farmer, died unexpectedly July 16 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson. A son of Frank Dickey and Nina Maude Garland Linn, he was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Greene County and was a graduate of Scranton High School. Surviving are two aunts, Sadie Garland of Des Moines and Etta Nesbitt of Sioux City; and several cousins. His parents preceded him in death. MRS. ANNA EICH TEMPLETON — Mass of the resurrection for Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Eich, 84, of Templeton was celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Church here by the Rev. Paul E. Roder. Also in the sanctuary were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. George Theobald of Spirit Lake and the Rev. Eugene T. Schumacher of Templeton. Pallbearers were Bill Eich of Manning, Randy and Terry Eich of Ogden, Lyle Eich of Ankeny, Virgil Naber of Spencer and Myron Naber of Carroll. Interment was in the parish cemetery. The Twit Funeral Home of Carroll was in charge of arrangements. Among those attending the funeral were Mrs. Helen Naber, Mrs. Dale Loomis and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Naber of Ayrshire; Roman Naber of Spirit Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Art Klein and Lawrence Lamberty of Dell Rapids, S.D.; Mrs. Earl Janseen of Madison, S.D.; and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Eich of Dallas Center. Other relatives and friends were from Carroll and surrounding communities. Mrs. Eich, who had been in failing health for several years, died July 14 at the Carroll Health Center in Carroll. Commercial in Second at CC Commercial Savings Bank blanked John Whaley Chevrolet 10-0 Wednesday evening to vault into second place in the Ladies Supper League at the Carroll Country Club. . Heires Electric stayed in first place with a 7-3 win over Mid-Iowa Insurance. In other team play, First Federal Savings and Loan beat Sernett Family Center 7-3, Community Jewelry topped Wittrock Motors 6-4, and Feld Equipment downed Schenkelberg Implement 8-2. Betty Tharnish of Sernett's recorded the low scratch round with a 41 while Marge Stangl of Commercial Savings had the low net in handicap play with a 26. Commercial also recorded the low team net with a 125. Members of the Commercial team in addition to Stangl were Ginnie Perschau, Mary Feldmann and Kathy Kraus. The Standings: Heires Electric 39 Commercial Savings 35 Community Jewelry 32 First Federal 30 Wittrock Motors 29 Mid-Iowa Insurance 28 Sernett Family Center 27 Whaley Chevrolet 27 Schenkelberg Implement... 26 Feld Equipment 25 Board of Trade Daily Record CHICAGO (AP) - Farm commodity futures pushed upward to limits for one session on the Chicago Board of Trade today. Soybean futures rose 30 cents a bushel, wheat 20 cents, corn 10 cents, oats 6 cents, soybean meal $10 a ton and soybean oil 100 points. Iced broilers advanced 1 cent a pound in active dealings that appeared to reflect strength in livestock futures. The 30 cents a bushel gain in soybeans was an expanded trading limitation under Board rules after this commodity had advanced 20 cents a bushel for three straight days. After the limits had been reached in some commodities, there was a light retreat in prices. The principal source of buyer interest continues to be the weather and lack of precipitation in some areas. There was talk that growth of soybeans and corn has been checked in some areas for a lack of rain. This would also reflect on soybean oil and meal as well as oats. Wheat futures benefited from the strength in the nearby markets. The volume of trade was thin and sellers were very scarce in every pit. Trade was mixed. The largest sellers commercial interests in the main pits. After about an hour, soybeans remained locked at 30 cents a bushel above the previous close, July 7.27; Chicago wheat was 15 to 20 higher, July 4.34; Gulf wheat was not traded; oats were 5'/2 to 6 higher, July 1.68'/4; and corn was 8 to 9V 2 higher, July 3.37 Vi. • Evidence Mrs. Henry Leiting Halbur - Age 92 Friends may call at the Twit Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Wednesday Rosaries: 8 p.m. Wednesday led by Rev. C. A. Ahmann 3 p.m. Thursday 8 p.m. Thursday by the Ladies Guild of St. Augustine Parish 8:45 p.m. Thursday Mass of the Resurrection 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Parish, Halbur Officiating Rev. C. A. Ahmann Final Resting Place St. Augustine Cemetery, Halbur TWIT (Continued From Page 1) were among four new volumes of impeachment evidence, totaling 2,090 pages, released by the House Judiciary Committee. A fifth volume, 225 pages, contained defense evidence. The White House defense on the Ellsberg burglary stopped short of claiming legitimacy for it, but hinted strongly that such measures were warranted by concern over leaks. Nowhere is there any hard .evidence that-Nixon might . have known of the operation in advance, or, for that matter, until John W. Dean mentioned it on March 17, 1973. But it was noted that Ehrlichman spoke with Nixon at length on the same day that Ehrlichman was himself briefed by one of the principals after the operation. And Charles W. Colson said in an aff avit that Nixon was so worked up over Ellsberg that he declared in July of 1971 — two months before the break-in — that "I don't give a damn how it is done, do whatever has to be done to stop these leaks... I don't want excuses, I want results. I want it done, whatever the cost.'' On another key matter, the documents snowed that Nixon's closest aides, using information which the late J. Edgar Hoover had classified "Top Secret" and addressed directly to the President, attempted to turn a national security wiretap into political gain at home. That disclosure came among a hefty — and heavily censored — sheaf of FBI files sent to the committee on the telephone surveillance in 1969 and 1970 of 13 government officials and four newsmen. Hoover, in a Dec. 29 letter to the President, noted that one of the men being wiretapped had received a call from former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford. COURT HOUSE New Vehicles Registered— Luchtel Painting, Inc., Carroll, Chevrolet; Dean K. Martens, Manning, Chevrolet; Mary V. Gach, Carroll, Chevrolet; Paul or Gwendalyn Sorensen, Coon Rapids, Chevrolet; Joan I. Olesen, Coon Rapids, Mercury; Eugene or Judith Havermann, Carroll, Chevrolet; Michael or Sheila Johnson, Glidden, Oldsmobile; Rick Rafferty, Coon Rapids, Suzuki; Anthony Muhlbauer, Arcadia, Suzuki; Cletus or Emaline Halbur, Coon Rapids, Buick; Breda Auto Company, Breda, Ford. Real Estate Transfers- Donald and Edna Schettler to Mario R. W. and Marsha K. Feick, Block 18, Templeton. Estate of Katie Schmitz to Henry Steffes, Part of Lot C, Sondgeroth's Subdiv. of Outlot 1, Halbur. Gertrude Hunt to Halver O. Clausen, Part of Outlot A, Eaton's Addition to Glidden. POLICE DEPARTMENT Two-Car Accidents— Deborah DeMay, 19, Carroll, was treated and released at St. Anthony Regional Hospital here Wednesday for injuries suffered when the car in which she was a passenger, driven by Steven J. DeMay, Carroll, collided with a car driven by Leander M. Tigges, Carroll, Wednesday, police reported. The accident occurred as the Tigges vehicle was westbound on U.S. 30 and was turning south onto Carroll Street, police said, and the DeMay vehicle was eastbound on the highway. Tigges was charged with failure to yield when turning left. ' Cars driven by Douglas L. Franz and Deborah K. Jenkins, both of Carroll, were in collision Wednesday on Main Street near the Carroll Theater, police reported. The accident occurred as the Jenkins vehicle was backing from a parking stall, and the Franz vehicle was southbound on Main Street, police said. Mrs. Jenkins was charged with a backing violation. No injuries were reported. Car-Truck Accident— A car driven by Donna M. Croxell, Arcadia, and a truck driven by Victor M. Schirck, Carroll, were in collision on U;S: -30 near Carroll Street Wednesday, police reported. The accident occurred as both vehicles were eastbound on the highway, and the Schirck vehicle attempted a lane change, police said. No injuries were reported. Break-Ins— The Carroll Police Department is investigating two break-ins which occurred here early Thursday morning. Approximately $100 in cash was taken from the Carroll Veterinary Clinic, police said, after entry was gained by prying a lock on a door on the north side of the building. Two cases of pop were taken from Walt's Wrecker Service garage at 620 North Crawford Street, police said. Entry was gained by breaking a window on the east side of the building. FIRE DEPARTMENT Grass Fire— Carroll firemen extinguished a grass fire at the Marvin Simons residence on North Grant Road Wednesday evening. No damage was reported. ST. ANTHONY REGIONAL HOSPITAL Admission July 16— Mrs. Albert Schoeppner, Templeton Admissions July 17— Dean P. Venteicher, Carroll Mrs. Orrin Buddin, Carroll Mrs. Ruth McAlister, Bayard John Wagner, West Bend Mrs. Henry Johnson, Carroll Births- Mr, and Mrs. Audley Corver, Early, a daughter, Wednesday CHICO, Calif. - Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Fischer of Chico, a son, Craig Dennis, July 15. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fischer of Gray, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. George Costa of Hilmar, Calif. Fewer Bike Accidents, Kiwanis Told The National Geographic Society's 38 cartographers sometimes spend more than 10,000 man-hours on a single map. Injunction Asked Against Dating Service DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Iowa Atty. Gen. Richard Turner is seeking a permanent injunction against a West Des Moines computer dating service and two of its employes. Named as defendants in the petition are Find-A-Match of Iowa Inc.; Larry DeClue, the firm's president, and Len Stuart, a salesman. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Clear to partly cloudy and warm tonight with a chance of a few thundershowers northeast. Low in the 70s. Partly sunny and not quite as hot Friday. High upper 80s northeast, mid 90s southwest. IOWA EXTENDED FORECAST Saturday through Monday- No rain indicated through the period. Daytime highs upper PARTLY 80s to mid 9ts. Lows mid 60s to lower 70s. The Weather in Carroll "(Daily Temperatures Courtesy of Iowa Public Service Co.) Yesterday's high 99 Yesterday's low 68 At 7 a.m. today 77 At 10 a.m. today 85 Weather A Year Ago— The mercury reached a high of 92 a year ago today in Carroll; the day's low was 67 degrees. (PICTURE: Page 1.) "A bike is not a toy, it is a vehicle," Les Butler, school iiason officer with the Carroll Police Department, told the Carroll Kiwanis Club here Wednesday evening in discussing the city's bicycle safety program. Butler told the group the police department has been trying to make bicycle riders aware that bikes are vehicles and as such are subject to the same laws which apply to automobiles. The police department has conducted a safety program in the schools called the Ghost Rider program in which it tells students to ride bikes as though they are invisible to motorists. The Kiwanis Club has aided the program by purchasing training materials. Butler said there are 2,700 bicycles registered in Carroll, and praised the registration system as one means of cutting down the number of bicycle thefts. The police officer said he feels one of the most important results of the safety program is witnessed in the accident rate here. Last year, he said, the city had recorded five serious bicycle accidents by this time. But this year to date only two have-been , reported. However, Butler added that "any number is too many." The police department has been issuing verbal warnings to bike riders who violate rules of the road, and Butler said the department feels it is now time to issue written tickets to violators. He said the first violation for a bike rider will mean a warning ticket, a copy of which will be sent to the violator's parents. The next violation could mean a $5 fine or confiscation of the bicycle for up to five days, Butler said. It will also mean a court appearance for the violator and his parents. "It can make a cop look bad by writing a ticket to a six or seven year old child," Butler added, "but I'd rather do that than have to put a blanket over a dead child's body," he continued. Butler said the police department is also taking a close look at the city ordinances governing bicycles and said the ordinance will probably have some changes made to it. Noting the Kiwanis Club's cooperation with the bike safety program, Butler presented a plaque to the group from the Carroll Police Department for dedication and contribution to the community. Markets GRAIN Soybeans, No. 2 $6.80 Corn, No. 2 yellow 3.00 Oats 1.40 OM AH A.Neb.(AP) ( U SD A ) —Livestock quotations Thursday: Hogs: 4,500; barrows and gilts uneven, 190-270 Ib steady to 25 higher, over 270 Ib steady to weak; 1-3, 200-240 Ib 37.50-37.75; near 70 head 225-230 Ib 38.00; 1-3, 240-260 Ib 36.00-37.50. Sows 25-50 higher, 330-650 Ib 27.00-29.00. Cattle and calves: 1,000; steers and heifers strong to 50 higher, cows 50-1.00 higher; two loads choice with end prime 1,175-1,250 Ib steers 43.75-44.00; load choice 1,125 Ib 44.50; choice 1,000-1,225 Ib 42.50-43.00; two loads choice and prime 975-1,000 Ib heifers 42.50 42.75; choice850-1,925 Ib 41.00-42.00; utility and commercial cows 20.00-21.50; canner and cutter 17.50-20.00. Legal Notices IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR CARROLL COUNTY NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL. OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TOCREDITORS Probate No. 10755 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Adelaide Spaen Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF Adelaide Spaen Deceased: You are hereby notified that on the 10th day ol July, 1974, the last will and testament ol Adelaide Spaen deceased bearing date ol the 3rd day of June, 1970, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Leonard H. Spaen was appointed executor of said estate. Notice is further given that any action to set aside said will must be brought in the district court of said county within one year from the date of the second publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, tor allowance; and unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 10th day ol July, 1974. Leonard H. Spaen Executor of said Estate 218 East 1st St. Carroll, Iowa Ralph M. Crane Attorney lor said Executor Carroll, Iowa Alfred J. Klocke Clerk of the District Court Court House, Carroll, Iowa Date of second publication 18th day ol July, 1974. July 11, 18, 1974 Westerhoff Named Head of Farmland John H. Westerhoff, executive vice-president of Intercontinental Foods, Inc., (IFI) Chicago, has been named executive vice-president and will serve as chief operating officer of Farmland Foods, Inc.. He succeeds Fred R. Clymer, who resigned. Announcement of the appointment was made by Ernest T. Lindsey, chairman of the Farmland Foods board and president of Farmland Industries, Inc. Farmland Foods is the meat marketing subsidiary of Farmland Industries. Westerhoff will also become president of IFI, a subsidiary of Farmland Foods, and will assume directorships on the boards of Farmland Foods and Farmland Agriservices, Inc., according to Lindsey. • Strikes (Continued From Page 1) Also remaining off their jobs were cockpit crewmen and flight attendants for Trans International Airlines, one of the world's largest vacation charter firms. The workers struck the Oakland, Calif .-based carrier Monday, objecting to what they said were dangerously long work shifts. COPPER — About 30,000 copper workers across the nation were on strike while talks were temporarily recessed in San Francisco with the American Smelting and Refining Co., in Phoenix with the Phelps Dodge Co. and in Tucson with the Magma Copper Co. About 16,000 of the strikers work in Arizona. About 10,000 employes of the Kennecott Copper Co. in Phoenix reached a tentative contract agreement with the firm. MINE WORKERS — Two arrests Wednesday in shoving incidents brought to 14 the number of persons arrested since Monday at the Highsplint Mine in Harlan County, Ky. The United Mine Workers union began picketing the mine last week to seek support for its strike at two other mines owned by the Eastover Mining Co., and the members of the Southern Labor Union honored the lines. However, the SLU members crossed the line Monday to reopen the mine, and the shoving incidents began. BUSES — About 200,000 Californians were left without their usual bus transportation between Oakland and San Francisco as a strike by 1,500 drivers, mechanics and clerks against the AC Transit District continued. The strikers are seeking a cost of living salary raise. HOSPITAL — Supervisors and volunteers struggled to keep a San Diego hospital and three clinics operating despite a walkout by 680 nurses, technicians, clerks and custodians. All essential services were still being provided Wednesday. MUNICIPAL - About 8,000 employes of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power defied a Superior Court order to halt the first strike against the department in 30 years. —Briefly — Union Blast at IBC NEW YORK (AP) - Iowa Beef Corp. was called "a terrible, callous, ruthless, lousy employer" by a union official as he took the stand for the defense Wednesday at the firm's bribery conspiracy trial. Harold I. Camme'r, eastern co-general counsel of the International Union of Amalgamated Meat Packers, asserted that "the union had no objection to boxed beef so long as there was protection of job security." The union's objections to the corporation were based on employment policies, he said. Iowa Beef is accused of plotting to bribe its way into the boxed beef market in New York through payoffs to supermarket meat buyers and labor union officials. Cammer was the first defense witness at the trial which has been going on in state Supreme Court in Manhattan for six weeks. Currier J. Holman, a co-founder of Iowa Beef and cochairman of the board, is a co-defendant. The prosecution alleges that Holman authorized spending of almost $1 million for a payoff scheme through Moe Steinman, a New York meat broker and supermarket labor relations director. Steinman faces similar misdemeanor conspiracy charges and is scheduled to go on trial in September. By The Associated Press The practice of remarking items on the supermarket shelves as prices go up, a practice that Safeway Stores Inc. says it is stopping, is one of consumers' pet peeves. "Walk into any supermarket and ask any consumer and they'll scream about it," said Ellen Zawell, president of the National Consumer Congress. Safeway, the nation's largest chain, announced Wednesday that it would no longer remark an item to reflect higher wholesale costs on new shipments. Dr. Kent Christensen, vice president of the National Association of Food Chains, said the action probably would force other supermarkets to follow suit. DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A North Western Railroad official says a shortage of money is the reason the company has not increased service along its branch line in Story and Marshall counties. Maury Reed, assistant chief for North Western, was questioned by a state legislator and grain shippers Wednesday night at a meeting of the newly-created Iowa Energy Policy Council. North Western has cut back maintenance on its branch lines in Iowa because of a lack of traffic, said Reed. "If we hadn't decreased maintenance, our financial losses would have been greater and we would have to abandon more branch lines than we already have," said Reed, who works in North Western headquarters in Chicago. . Reed was one of five top railroad officials who came from Chicago to meet with the council about the $3 million state railroad subsidy which the council will disperse. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) —A young abductor who was paid $50,000 ransom by his wealthy boss shot the executive and his wife to death in their expensive car, then pleaded "Don't shoot!" before surrendering to authorities, the FBI says. Slain were Sydney Cans, 64, owner of a prosperous paper bag company, and his 60-year-old wife, Lillian, who had been held hostage by the gunman. Authorities said the man taken into custody was an employe of Cans' firm, but they knew of no animosity bet ween the two. Police identified the abductor as Thomas Knight, 23, of Miami. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP)— William Peel, 86, died of smoke inhalation in a fire in his one-story brick home in Des Moines Wednesday evening. Fire officials said Peel was found on a stairway leading to the basement of his four-room home. Fire damage was confined to the basement and rear of the house. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman was shot in the leg Wednesday night as she and her daughter walked their dog in a residential district of the capital city. Police believe the shot which wounded Mrs. Avonelle Moss, 49, was fired from a house window. Charged with assault with intent to commit murder in connection with the incident was Michael Hilsenbeck, 25, Des Moines. MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa (AP)Michael Wischmeier, 18, of rural Sperry, was killed late Wednesday night in an auto accident on a Des Moines County gravel road about six miles south of Mediapolis. Authorities said Wischmeier was alone in a car that ran off the road and into a ditch. DUNLAP, Iowa (AP)—Dean Goeser, 16, Barling, was killed Wednesday when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a grain combine on a county road two miles southeast of Dunlap. Walter Schumate, 38, Dunlap, the driver of the combine, was released after treatment for minor injuries. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans will combine a testimonial to Congressman H.R. Gross with their state convention here this weekend. It's a year in which the Watergate break-in and attendant disclosures of alleged illegal activities by persons in the national Republican administration have dominated the news, but GOP state Chairman. John McDonald said he doesn't think it will figure much in the state convention. "There may be some discussion of Watergate but it won't play much part in the convention," McDonald said. "After all, we didn't have anything to do with it. I don't think Iowa voters will hold Iowa Republicans responsible." A $25-per-person "Tribute to H.R." dinner honoring Gross will kick off the two-day state convention Friday night. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials believe an armed clash between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus is unlikely, despite military moves by the Turks. They acknowledge, however, there might be danger if the two rival countries should move to reinforce their small garrisons, currently totaling fewer than 1,000 men each on Cyprus. Pentagon officials note the Greek armed forces have not made any major moves since the new Cyprus crisis broke out early this week. They also interpret Turkish military actions so far as intended to demonstrate their readiness and to show concern for the safety and welfare of the Turkish minority on Cyprus.