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teter THE NEWSPAPER IOWA DEPENDS UPON • Des Moines, Iowa, Monday Morning, Aug. 25,1975 Three sections, price 20 cents THE WEATHER - chance of thunderstorms today, highs in mid to upper 80s, lows in 00s. Fair Tuesday, highs in 80s. Sunrise, 0:33, sunset, 7:59. Details: Page 4-S. DM Mem** ftMMtr ti* Triton* Cofripiny ACCORD TOD OH ISRAELI WARM SITE Kissinger hopeful final pact is near By MARILYN BERGER RE6ISTER PHOTO BY THOMAS HOOPER JERUSALEM, ISRAEL Agreement has been reached . allow Israel to retain its earl warning installation in the Sinai, clearing away one of th last major obstacles to a new Egyptian-Israeli accord, Defense Minister Shimon Pere said Sunday. As he left the King Davi Hotel for a meeting with Secre tary of State Henry Kissinger Peres — one of three cabine members on the Israeli nego tiating team - said this part o the deal has been pinned down Israeli Foreign Minister Yiga Alton late Sunday confirmee Peres' report of a significan breakthrough in the talks. Reciprocal Deal Israel has insisted upon main taming a presence at the early warning installation on the eastern slope of the Gidi Pass which will be placed in th< newly created United Nation buffer zone. Under the agreement, Israelis will be permitted to man the equipment aloni with American technicians, am a similar station will be created for the Egyptians. As he left for his, meeting with the Israelis, Kissinger hinted that all major problems have been overcome. He told ABC correspondent Ted Koppel: "On the substance of the major'items, agreement is close." But he said drafting 01 the agreement had not yet be gun. Until that is completed Kissinger said, he preferred noi to make any Kissinger Ojtimbtlc Asked whether it is possible that Israel and Egypt would permit an agreement to slip away at this point, Kissinger reflecting the lessons of experience, said: "This is the Middle East, but I would hope not. My sense is basically optimistic, and on the substance of the issues' good progress has been made." He said "we will do our best" to get the agreement wrapped up before he has to return to give a speech at the United Nations next week. Following the 4%-hour meeting Kissinger's tone was even more optimistic. He said progress had beeen made on nar rowing the differences on all the outstanding issues and said he is hopeful there will be an agreement. Kissinger told'newsmen that Israel and Egypt also are settling differences on new lines to be drawn when Israel withdraws from the strategic Gidi and Mitla passes. Ford Pledge to Sadat American, officials, meanwhile, cjarified the U.S. role in bringing Syria into the negotiating process. President Ford, they said, had promised Egyp- tiac President Anwar Sadat that in the event of an accord between Israel and Egypt the U.8. would do everything possible to get negotiations under way between Israel and Syria. Israeli newspapers have been reporting that as part of the Egyptian accord, the U.S. will pledge not to pressure Israel into making large-scale withdrawals on the Golan Heights if and when negotiations start with Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin has said that Israel is ready to negotiate with Syria but that there is little room for an interim agreement on the Golan Heights. 3-year-old falls 9 stories, lives BRIDGEPORT, CONN. (AP) — A three-year-old child fell nine stories from an apartment building Sunday and survived the fall. Police said Christopher Spellman landed in some bushes, which broke his fall. He was listed in fair condition at St. Vincent's Hospital with a fractured leg, cuts and bruises. Officials said the child was playing in his bedroom, climbed onto a radiator next to an open window and fell through it after losing his balance. STORM HITS D.M. WITH WIND, RAIN Sunday prayer at the fair Barbara Potter and Lloyd Speck bow their heads in prayer at Sunday services held at the Chesterfield Christian dining hall at the state fairgrounds. Regular church services are held at the church but while some of the congregation has to man the kitchen, services also are held at the fair. The congregation has operated the booth for more than 60 years. PRANK CALLS PLAGUE POLICE By JOHN PIAZZA Attft-yea&okLboy plaguedJhe, Des Moines police add fire departments with prank telephone calls Sunday, reporting serious accident, a fire and shooting, authorities said. Police said they received a call about 3 p.m. reporting a serious accident at S.E. Fourteenth Street and Army Post Road. A short time later another call reported a fire in he same area. After fire equipment and police cars had rushed to the scene police began to wonder what was going on. Then, .when another call reported a shooting in the same, neighborhood, a police dispatcher held the boy on the line while the call was traced to locate the boy. Police said the boy's parents were at home but were unaware of his activities. The boy is set to appear be- ore juvenile authorities this week, police said. later Fears 2.5% food cost rise from Soviet deal Leased Wire to The Register WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur Burns said Sunday* grain sales to Hie Soviet Union might result in an eventual 2.5 per cent crease in cost of food the United States. Appearing on the CBS pro- gr a m the "Meet Press," ARTHUR BURNS Burns was asked if the United States should therefore restrict such sales. He replied that rest r i c t i o n s could be accom- p 1 i s h e d only through comprehensive export controls, which, he said, would severely damage the nation's economy. Disputes Butz Burns disputed a statement by Secretary of Agriculture Russian sale spurs trading in wheat By DAN MORGAN ©msWMhlMtonPoi? WASHINGTON, D.C. - If irou wanted to make a pile of money last week, you could lave done it trading wheat in Chicago. At the Board of Trade last Monday morning, people were ffering to deliver wheat to uyers in September for $4.17 a ushel If you had accepted the ffers, you could have sold the rain back to other buyers for 4.48 a bushel by Thursday af- ernoon. Big Profits You would have been $1,550 icher for every 5,000 bushels ou traded. The price of wheat for future elivery has climbed $1.50 since ate June and the price of corn as increased by around 50 ents. There is no question that the ales of more than 10.2 million metric tons of grain to the So- iet Union — and strong hints f more to come — are an mportant reason. According to the Wall Street ournal, traders bid for grain ast week after hearing Presi- ent Ford say the country prob- bly would sell the Soviets more, and after reading a Time magazine article indicating Solet interest in 11 million addi- onal tons. arvest Outlook Also contributing to the up- ard surge is the increasingly loomy assessment of harvests round the world. Last week. he Department of Agriculture Earl Butz last week that - the sale of 9.8 billion tons of wheat to the Soviets would result in 1.5 per cent increase in the cost of food to American consumers during 1975. "My guess is, on the basis of present indications, that the increase by the end of 1976 would be a little more than that,' Burns replied. When pressed for an exact figure, he estimated the impact might be as much as 2.5 per cent. On other economic topics Burns said that as the nation said it looked like the world would produce 25.7 million tons less grain than had been thought only a month earlier. The reason news such as that has an immediate impact on grain prices in this country is that the United States does not shield its farm economy from the outside world, as most other nations do. Since this country produces far more grain than it can use, the United States is expected to export 77 million tons from its 1975 harvest of 247.2 million tons. That 77 million tons is about half of all the grain traded around the world. But those surpluses don't mean low prices at home, particularly when world supplies are tight, as they are now. Must Compete Since, 1972 buyers at home and buyers abroad have paid roughly the same price American grain. Anyone for can buy grain in the United States if he has the money. That means American livestock [armers compete with Soviet traders to buy corn to feed their cattle, hogs, dairy cattle and poultry. It means that American flour mills compete on an equal footing with European mills to acquire the wheat they need to make bread. When there is a strong GRAIN de- PJeose turn to Paye Four begins to pull out of its severest recession since the 1930s, he ex- jects the Fed to continue the ight money policies it has fol- owed in recent months and not isten to "the voices of infla- ionists." "I'm inclined to think inflation continues to be a very ;erious problem facing this country," said Burns, who was nterviewed on the CBS Television program "Face the Nation." 'Draw the Inference" "When the money supply starts to grow rapidly, people in the business and investment world will draw the inference that the Federal Reserve is releasing a new wave of inflation," and this will be reflected in their actions, he said. | Burns said last month's 1.2 per cent rise in prices that boosted the economy back into double-digit inflation on an annual basis is "a temporary setback." "But HEADS BOW IN PRAYER AT FAIR TENT ATTENDANCE 1974 1975 Wednesday 6,918 7,911 Thursday 8,479 9,21$ Friday 43,929 56,320 Saturday 17,106 75,356 Sunday 82,652 71,653 Monday 75,756 76.852 Tuesday 61,779 58,576 Wednesday .....62,491 60,154 Thursday 71,519 52,115 Friday 52,881 59,100 Saturday 79,219 71,346 Sunday 33,966 47,370 Total ........646,713 646,959 of course, I'm not a prophet," he said, "and I think this is a useful warning to citizens across the country and members of Congress that the inflation problem is very much with us.... It's a warning that we ought to take seriously, but let's not get alarmed at a single month's figures." N.Y. Banks Burns also said the Federal Reserve Board will step in to aid New York City banks if they are in sound financial condition but experience a short term cash flow problem, presumably because New York City might default on its securities. Burns said he expects gasoline price increases of "perhaps 2.5 cents a gallon" if domestic oil prices are decontrolled at the end of this month, if President Ford abolishes the oil import tariff, if "the excess profits the oil companies will be making are taxed away in largest part and if the revenue thus aised is distributed to the pub-! lie in the form of reduced I taxes." i By BONNIE WITTENBURG The chicken was fried and unch preparations were well under way Sunday when cooks at the Chesterfield Christian Church eatery at the Iowa itate Fair bowed their heads in prayer. While regular services were aking place at their church at 2556 Onawa St. in DCS Moines, 5members of the church's 'supper tent" at the fair improvised their own church serv- ce at 10 a.m. "It's a sacred service in the middle of a very busy world ..." said Barbara Potter of 511 E. Forty-first St., church listorian. "We pause to reflect . . it's so nice. We have communion, a couple of songs and a prayer. "The women get so busy frying chicken in the kitchen area that we take communion back there to them." That wasn't the case Sunday. Enough chicken already had been fried because this Sunday — the final day of the fair — was a shorter work day for the workers. No dinner was served that evening. Communion Supplies The group of 15 women and 10 men sat along two tables that later would hold dozens of customers. Hymn books and supplies for communion had been brought to the fair. A brief scripture reading on faith was led by_ Potter, followed by a prayer led by Don Booth, of 2516 Grandview Ave., a church elder. They sang two HUNDREDS OF HOMES LOSE POWER HERE 1.3-inch rainfall most since June 18 By BARBARA MACK A severe thunderstorm packing 56-mile-per-hour winds hit the Des Moines area late Sunday night, knocking down trees and leaving parts of the city without power. The storm that struck Des Moines was part of a major system that swept across Iowa, carrying hail and high winds. Weather officials said Des Moines received 1.3 inches of rain — the most rain the city has had since last June 18 when two inches of rain fell. Homes Without Power Iowa Power and Light Co. officials said "hundreds" of homes were left without power after the storm hit here about 10:15 p.m. Traffic lights and street lights were out in many parts of the city and in several suburbs, and police departments asked motorists to keep off the streets. No serious injuries were reported, but one Des Moines family had a narrow^cscape. ' John Hawk, 20, of 1646 Beaver Road, said he was upstairs in his house brushing his teeth when he heard "this huge crash and glass breaking. "I went downstairs, and half of the box elder tree that was in pur back yard was on our dining room table," said Hawk. Pushed Out the Window He said his father, Richard, had been sitting at the table only a few minutes before the storm struck. ''It (the tree) came in through a big picture window we have in the dining room, and another big piece of the tree fell on our garage," he said. Tying the knot any way but square By DAVID LARSEN © i»;i LOI Antiiti Tlmtt LOS ANGELES, CALIF. Perhaps it was inevitable that Dr. George Elmstrom, an optometrist, would make a spectacle of himself. Particularly at his wedding, which took place in a hot-air balloon. Ort water skis, in a cable car, in a pool hall, on roller skates — with about 2.3 million weddings in the United States each year, hardly a week #>es by without at least a few couples whose knot is tied anything but square,. Draggy Affairs Indeed, it has almost become a trend in this country to forego the traditional church ceremony in favor of something a bit more memorable. "Most church weddings are draggy affairs," argues Elmstrom, of El Segundo, Calif. "As 1 for my wife and me, we decided that God wanted these things to take place under the skies." In the early morning hours of the weekend, the good doctor can be seen floating high above the deserts in his hot-air balloon. On one particular morning he had company, his new wife Nancy. Precision Wedding "It was a precision wedding, I can tell you that," he remembers. "Our invitations said 8 o'clock, and we bad guests who came threej minutes late and missed the whole thing. "At 7:55 we turned the burn- SKETCH ers on in a field outside Palm Springs. The judge began talking one minute later, and just as we began floating away in the gondola we heard him say 'man and wife*' " It was the second such experience for Elmstrom, his first wife having died three years after they were wed in similar circumstances. "The ceremony was pretty much the same this marriage we used a bullhorn," _ WEDDINGS Please turn to Page Nine Hawk said the family's car was not damaged, and he said he and his father sawed up the tree limb on their table and How marijuana helps viethns-of cancer managed to the window. push it back out led mostly by their of the melodies be- hymns — memories cause they had no musical accompaniment. Then Booth and George Lund- wehr of 323 Creighton Ave., a deacon, k n e 11 on the floor momentarily, resting their elbows on chair seats. After saying a few words, they and Lundwehr passed got up around FAIR "The lights (in the house) began to flare right after the tree fell," he said. "They were really getting like spotlights, so we turned the power off." He said an electrical trans former in front of the house blew up shortly after they turned off their electricity. Several transformers around the metropolitan area exploded or were struck by lightning during the storm, and several residents called police or fire officials to report "big balls of STORM Please turn to Page Nine By SUSAN OKIE © mi Wuhlniten Put WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ron was 22 when he learned he had acute leukemia. He went to thi doctor for what he thought wa flu, was put through a series o tests and got the news a coupl< of weeks later. He was told he had only ; few months to live. But Ron lived for two years, with more than periods o Report woman in Bronfman kidnap NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) Time and Newsweek magazines said Sunday that Samuel Bronfman II believes one of his kidnapers was a woman. Time gave no source for its story and Ne'wsweek credited "a Washington source." Mel Patrick Lynch, a New York City fireman, and limousine service operator Dominic Byrne have been charged with extortion in the case. Time said, "Young Bronfman has told investigators he is 'sure' that one of his abductors was a woman. He recalls being pushed into the back seat of a car when the kidnapers seized him outside the unoccupied home of his mother, Ann Loeb Bronfman, in suburban Purchase, N.Y." relatively normal existence in terspersed with bouts of illness. Each time his white blood eel count soared, Ron underwent chemotherapy. During those pe riods, ranging for a week to three months, powerful drugs were pumped into his system — drugs strong enough to destroy the nests of cancerous white blood cells in his bone marrow but also lethal to many of the normal cells in his body. Worst Part Ron said the worst part of the treatment was the violent nausea caused by the chemotherapeutic drugs. There were days when he did nothing but vomit. Conventional anti-emetics — drugs designed to still vomit ing — had no effect. At length he volunteered to be tested with a new anti-vom iting drug. The results for him seemed miraculous: his last chemotherapy sessions were free of nausea, and hospitalization lost much of its horror. When Ron died in June, his parents sent a donation of money collected by neighbors to Dr. Stephen E. Sallan, director of the drug study at the Sidney Farbcr Cancer Center in Boston, Mass., and Harvard Medical School. His parents wrote that they felt meant more to the test drug Ron than any anti-emetic activity of TCH against a placebo in a double- blind study of volunteers who were also receiving chemotherapy drugs for cancer. In a double-blind study, neither the patient nor the doctor knows which drug the patient is receiving until after the test is over. The purpose is to eliminate bias and minimize the psychological effect of taking the drug. Much Amazement "Much to my amazement and satisfaction, tetrahydrocannabi- nol showed itself to be a good anti-emetic, statisically better than the placebo," Sallan said. He said the discovery of THC's anti-nausea action was marked by "serendipity, surreptitiousness and serenity." The surreptitiousness came MARIJUANA Please turn to Page Four NSIDE THE REGISTER No-hitter San Francisco Giants' Ed Ha- icki, in his first full season in he major leagues, throws first no-hitter in National League in wo years, beating New York Wets, 6-0 Page 1-S Pleaxe turn (o Page Three Snow in Rockies! BUTTE. MONT. (AP) - The first snow of the seuson was reported Sund-'iy in the northern Rockies. other aspect of his treatment. Active ingredient The drug that helped Ron — and is helping other cancer patients in Boston — is let- rahydrocannabinol, the active | ingredient in marijuana. I Sallun reported his preliminary findings on tetrahydrocan- nabinol iTHC) as an anti-vomiting agent to the American Association for Cancer Research in Sun Diego, Calif., in May. For a year, he had tested thejt'diton«,ij".'.".'.".'.a weather Bomb to grandma Teen-age student and three riends arc charged with mail- ng a pipe bomb to the student's grandmother . . Page < Kopechnes bitter Parents of Mary Jo Kopechne b-ay they are not .satisfied with senator Edward Kennedy's account of the accident that killed their daughter, and remain bitter about the way the case was handled ................ Page 5 Denture claims Makers of Poly-grip and Polident denture cleanser are accused of making false and unsubstantiated advertising claims . . .......... ... Page II Where to find it: 4-S W Schedules ..9 • 4-S •A-

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