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1 a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol 105 — No. 175 Return Postage Guaranteed <& Carroll, Iowa, Monday, July 29, 1974 — Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening', 'or 60c Per Week 1 C « Single I |JC Copy Cited for 5 Alleged Violations Connally Indicted by U.S. Jury WASHINGTON (AP) Former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of bribery, perjury and obstructing justice. The indictment said Connally accepted $10,000 in cash from a milk fund official, Jake Jacobsen, in exchange for recommending that federal milk price supports be increased. Jacobsen, an official of Peterson is Named Principal Drew Peterson, 24, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Allan M. Peterson of Carroll, has been appointed principal of a secondary school at Binkolo, Sierra Leone, West Africa, according to.word received by his parents. He was scheduled to return home on or about August 1 after completing two years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching in secondary schools at Kabala and Kamabai in Sierra Leone. His ' appointment means that he will return for a holiday from' November 22, 1974, until January 4, 1975. His tentative plans are to continue to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer until the summer of '75 and then return home to enter Ohio University graduate school in September 1975. The secondary school at Binkolo is a new school opening up this fall. Peterson was appointed principal by the director, of education for the northern province of Sierra Leone. The school will have to be privately supported by individuals, businesses, missions, since Sierra Leone schooJs are not government-supported until they are in operation for three years. During August Education Aide is Hired First United Methodist Church has hired its first educational assistant. Sue Raney of Spirit Lake, a recent graduate of Buena Vista College will take charge of youth programs and Sunday school August 16. Associated Milk Producers Inc., also was indicted on a charge of giving an illegal payment to a public official. In all, the grand jury cited Connally, a Texas Democrat turned Republican, on five alleged violations of federal law. The maximum possible penalties for the five counts total 16 years in jail and fines of $30,000 for Connally. The indictment charged that Drew Peterson Peterson* will be recruiting and training teachers and preparing for the opening of the school in September. Peterson graduated from Carroll High School in 1968 and the University of Iowa in 1972. Manning Girl Wins Style Show COON RAPIDS - Betty Venner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Venner, Breda, was selected Saturday to represent Carroll County at the State Style Revue at the Iowa State Fair. Miss Venner topped the field in the dress revue at the 56th annual Four County Fair here Saturday with a sport outfit she made from knit denim. Mardelle Bock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bock, Glidden, won first alternate in the dress revue, and Jill Escher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Escher of Manning won second alternate. There were six girls Fair, See Page 2 between May 14 and Sept. 24, 1971, Jacobsen gave Connally the $10,000 in exchange for Connally's recommendation to the secretary of agriculture that the milk price supports go up. Although the money actually went to Connally, the indictment said that Connally and Jacobsen both agreed to testify before the grand jury and the Senate Watergate committee that the $10,000 was intended for political One of 15 Hostages Escapes HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) — One of 15 hostages held by three armed convicts leaped through a glass door in a state prison building and escaped his captors today, officials reported. They identified the escapee as Henry Escamilla, 40, one of four fellow inmates held captive since the hostages were taken nearly five days ago in the Texas State Prison. Authorities said Escamilla suffered severe cuts around his head and shoulders, and was taken to a hospital semiconscious and bleeding heavily. Escamilla's predawn dash from the education building inside the penitentiary was made during the overnight lull in negotiations between prison officials and the armed convicts, whose ringleader had said their standoff could end today in freedom for the rebels. But Ron Taylor, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Corrections, told newsmen as negotiations with the convicts recessed Sunday night, "No decision has been made on any release." Talks were to resume at 8 a.m. today. Fred Gomez Carrasco', who leads the three inmates holding the hostages in the third-floor library of the prison, had told newsmen earlier Sunday evening by telephone that "things are looking up." "I believe we will conclude this in a few hours," Carrasco said. "If not provoked tonight, I believe tomorrow will be the day of release." candidates or the "Democrats for Nixon" group headed by Connally in 1972. The indictment charged that both men were prepared to testify that Connally turned down the offer from Jacobsen. The milk-producing industry did win a price support increase in March 1971, and President Nixon has •acknowledged knowing beforehand about a $2 million political pledge from industry officials. Tops in Dress Revue -Staff Photo Betty Venner, left, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Venner, Breda, will represent Carroll County at the dress revue at the Iowa State Fair. Miss Venner was selected at the dress revue at the Four County Fair in Coon Rapids Saturday. Her entry was a knit denim sport outfit. Mardelle Bock, center, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bock, Glidden, was selected first alternate in the dress revue judging. Jill Escher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Escher, Manning, was chosen second alternate in the dress revue. Mrs. Virgil Baumhover Candidate for School Unit Seat Mrs. Virgil J. Baumhover, Carroll, Monday filed nomination papers as a candidate for the at-large seat on the Carroll County Board of Education. The seat is currently held by Robert Center, Glidden, who has not yet filed for reelection. In filing for the position, Mrs. Baumhover said, "My purpose in seeking the position on the County Board of Education is to help alleviate the administrative problems hampering the board, and to assist in the transition of the county system to the area system in the coming year.'' Mrs. Baumhover was the choice of Dr. Michael J. Hall, board president, and Edgar Snyder, board member, for Candidate, See Page 2 Pleasant Day in Iowa By The Associated Press Clear skies, light northerly winds and temperatures in the 50s and low 60s early Monday set the. stage for a pleasant day in Iowa. Northerly winds up to 20 miles an hour, beginning in the afternoon, were expected to keep temperatures down for the next several days. Highs readings in Iowa Sunday ranged from 96 degrees at Council Bluffs to 85 at Dubuque and Spencer. Overnight lows were from 48 degrees at Spencer to 59 at Dubuque and Ottumwa. Scattered light sprinkles were reported in southwest Iowa overnight. Lows Monday night will be in the 50s. Tuesday will also be generally fair and cool. High readings will be from the upper 70s in the northeast to the mid-80s in the southwest. The investigation of Connally and today's indictment are a separate matter from that, however. The obstruction of justice count, in which Jacobsen was named as an unindicted co-conspirator, indicated that he had talked freely to the prosecutors. Under the bribery charge, however, Jacobsen can be sentenced to a maximum two years in jail and fined $10,000. Connally is the fourth 2nd Count is Drafted by Group WASHINGTON (AP) - A second impeachment article accusing President Nixon of violating the Constitution and his oath of office was drafted today by a bipartisan group which seemed certain to obtain its approval in the House Judiciary Committee. The panel recommended Saturday to the House of Representatives that Nixon be impeached for the Watergate cover-up. Debate on the second proposed article was delayed somewhat as drafting continued. Committee leaders were expected to press for a final vote by evening. The redrafted second article was to be presented to the committee by Rep. William L. Hungate, D-Mo. It included five itemized charges and a conclusion that: "In all of this Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States." The five charges were that Nixon: —A c t e d personally and through subordinates to get confidential income tax information from the Internal Revenue Service. —Misused the FBI and Secret Service by directing or authorizing them to wiretap for purposes unrelated to national security. —Established the so-called Plumbers unit "financed in part with money derived from campaign contributions which unlawfully utilized the resources of the Central Intelligence Agency." —"Failed to take care that the laws were faithfully executed by failing to act when he knew or had reason to know that his close subordinates endeavored to impede or frustrate lawful inquiries by duly constituted executive, judicial and legislative entities concerning the unlawful entry into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee." —Misused executive power Impeach, See Page 2 Area Forecast Generally fair and cool through Tuesday. Northerly winds Monday night at 12 to 18 miles an hour. Highs Monday and Tuesday in mid-80s. Lows Monday night in mid-50s. former member of President Nixon's cabinet to be indicted by a federal grand jury. One of them, former Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in the ITT case. The grand jury, which first convened last August 13, spelled out a series of attempts it said Connally made to give back the $10,000. The indictment said that twice while the matter was under investigation on Oct. 29, 1973 and again on Nov. 25, 1973, Connally gave Jacobsen $10,000. Special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski disqualified himself from the Connally investigation last November because his Houston law firm had represented a dairy industry client in litigation against AMPI. Jaworski also disqualified himself from any investigation involving Jacobsen, discribing him as a long-time friend and acquaintance. The prosecutor turned the milk fund case investigations over to his chief deputy, Henry Ruth Jr. Show of Affection Mutual affection is reflected in the eyes of Prime Minister and Mrs. Pierre Elliott Trudeau during a reception held for supporters of the Canadian leader. Trudeau and his Liberal party were returned to office by an impressive majority over the Conservative party. Ozone Levels in Des Moines Approaching Warning Stage By Harrison Weber Iowa Dully Press Association DES MOINES Environmentalists are worried about Iowa's hot and dry weather inducing air pollution over metropolitan areas. Specifically they are concerned about the levels of ozone which are approaching the warning stage in Des Moines. Interaction of sunlight with automobile exhaust fumes is the principle cause of ozone. Dr. Edward Stanek, acting director of Iowa's Air Quality Management Division in the Department of Environmental Quality, reports ozone levels in Des Moines during the past week have approached 100 parts per billion. If ozone levels reach 100 parts per billion, the state would be required to call an air pollution alert for Des Moines which would be a first for the state. Even if this happens, Dr. Stanek said there is no cause for any general alarm. "What it means is that people with respiratory or heart problems could be subject to some respiratory disorders," he explained. "In particular people with asthma, bronchitis and emphysema might find their condition aggravated, or an attack could be precipitated by these levels," Dr. Stanek said. . 'The month 'of August, he added, will have the greatest potential for atmospheric stagnation. "Air near the ground tends to stay there more than any time during the year. We can expect the ozone concentrations to go up even higher if we continue to have noncloudy days. Our department will be watching this very closely," Stanek said. "Photochemical oxidization is a complicated process which takes a certain amount of time. It's not completely understood. We do know that it takes a certain period of time before those auto exhaust fumes are oxidized by the sunlight. "That means even though the exhaust fumes are emitted at the freeway or in downtown Des Moines, they could blow several miles from the city and be over a place such as Bondurant before they oxidize and become potentially dangerous. If we have stagnation and the fumes don't blow out of Des Moines, our problem is here. The Department of Environmental Pollution, See Page 2 AM A Urges Ban on Use of DDT Ended CHICAGO (AP) - The Journal of the American Medical Association published today a plea to end the ban on use of the insecticide DDT. Ecologists were quick to criticize the request. The article by Dr. Thomas H. Jukes, a medical biochemist at the University of California at Richmond, says the decision by the , Environmental Protection Agency in 1972 to ban use of DDT was "political rather than scientific." "Let us hope that DDT will find its place again as a public health measure for uses that are essential in the control of noxious insects," Jukes wrote. There are reports the EPA is reassessing its DDT ban and soon may recommend a more liberal policy for its use. Dr. Barry Commoner, an ecologist from Washington University at St. Louis, said Jukes overlooked scientific evidence about the harmful effect of DDT on humans. "It seems to be that the AMA is irresponsible if it chooses to inform the large segment of the public represented by the patients of its members by means of grossly oversimplified opinion rather than the facts regarding the DDT problem," Commoner said. "We don't exist on this planet in a vacuum,"said, Dr. William R. Niering, an ecologist from Connecticut College at New London. In the article, Jukes acknowledged that DDT is toxic to crustaceans, fish and sometimes birds. Jukes cited an AMA study that found handlers of DDT suffered no ill effects despite long exposure. Jukes claimed that over the past three years gypsy moths have denuded East Coast forests and tussock moths have destroyed forests in the West. But the EPA refuses to allow the use of DDT to fight the moths, he said. Other scientists report, however, that natural predators- birds, other insects and mammals—helped in stemming the infestation by damaging the moth eggs. Niering said the outbreaks of gypsy moths are expected periodically and other, safer chemical compounds are effective against them. Spraying forests with DDT reduces natural predators, he added. Provisional Plan to End Crisis Turkey Balks on Proposed Cyprus Solution By The Associated Press The foreign ministers of Greece, Turkey and Britain agreed early today on a "provisional solution" to end the military confrontation on Cyprus. But the Turkish government balked, apparently at provisions concerning the Turkish invasion force on the Medi- terrnean island. The Turkish cabinet met at dawn and discussed for nearly three hours the proposal telephoned from Geneva. Premier Bulent Ecevit said the Geneva negotiations "are in the final stage," and "if there is going to be an agreement, we will know today." But he said his cabinet decided it will not even discuss the presence of Turkish armed forces on Cyprus and their right to reinforcement and supply. He said certain other problems which have arisen during the Geneva talks could be taken up later. Ecevit said he relayed the results of the cabinet meeting to Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes in Geneva. The premier also talked by telephone with British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan, and Callaghan immediately went into session with Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros. Mavros announced the agreement of the three minister after an all-night negotiation session at the Palace of Nations in Geneva. Its provisions were not made public immediately. But he said Turkish approval would clear the way for a second round of talks in about a week. Turkey submitted a stiff set of new demands earlier Sunday and threatened to quit the negotiations unless they were accepted by midnight. But Gunes did not carry out the threat after Premier Ecevit met for two hours in Ankara with Greek Ambassador Dimitrios Cosmodopoulos. The Turkish demands included maintenance and reinforcement, if necessary, of its invasion force on Cyprus until the peaceful future of the Turkish Cypriot minority is assured; autonomy for the Turkish Cypriots until a political solution for the island is reached; acceptance of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash as a negotiating representative equal in status to President Glafcos derides of the Greek Cypriot majority, and acceptance of Turkey as the guarntor of the rights of the Turkish Cypriots. Greece said the Turkish demands were "unacceptable and non-negotiable."