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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 11

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The President's farm background lean Party's top By JAMES FLANSBURG PreaMent Ford was in town last week to make a significant ipeech. Well, that's the way the Iowa hack Jerry MUfsener, billed it. But h. did ilii in a disclaimer. "You've tot to understand that what's significant to OM person might not be significant to another." So Mr. Ford gave the speech and inert was some substance: He acknowledged that we ship dirty, underweight grain and said he is going to do something about it. And ever so carefully he told farmers that he's going to maintain his own style of export controls. But significant it wasn't. Significant speeches come early enough in the day to give the television networks time to handle them, or they come in prime time - live. That's a political fact of life - just like Fred Harris, Ronald Reagan and Harold Stassen running for President. The Rev. Louis Leonhardt, a Roman Catholic priest from East Pleasant Plain, was disturbed a bit. "I don't think he lived up to all the advance publicity about this being a major speech," he said. You're right, Father. But have you ever heard of anyone coming to town to deliver an Insignificant speech? Or give a non-major address? Ron Nessen, Mr. Ford's press secretary, told reporter! that the President knows something about farming. When Mr. Ford first ran for Congress in 1M8, he went around bis district nnd introduced himself to farmers, offering to milk their cows ftfr them while they listened to him. That reminded our old reporter of H. L. Mencken's story about the Baltimore cop who was expert at arresting the kind' of vagrant needed at the City Jail, if they meted carpenters, he found carpenters, and so forth. All went well until the cop got sore at the prison farm warden who needed help for the prison dairy-farm. The cop sent him sailors. General Forsen's fair booth .Iowa Atty. Gen. Richard Forsen has a booth at the Iowa State Fair, complete with a big picture of himself. The purpose? Well, leave it to your imagination. Asst. Atty. Gen. Julian Garrett was manning the booth when one fairgoer came up and asked, "Is my tax money being used for this?"' • "In a sense, yes," replied Garrett. "It goes to the State Fair Board and that's a state agency, so the state isn't losing anything. Attorney General Forsen? That should be explained. He has a policy of addressing women by the last name of their husbands even though that isn't their legal name. So it only seems fair to do the same to him. • Forsen, incidentally, has issued two major opinions this year: One holding that legislators can't serve on administrative boards, another saying that only the governor can appoint the judiciary. But apparently, he has made no move to follow, up and do anything about it. A Fulk profundity The crowd in the grandstand at the Iowa State Fair had to wait quite awhile for President Ford, and announcer Bill Riley took over as cheerleader. It was awful, but it worked. "Let the President'know you're here, and let the whole world know about the Hawkeye State," said Riley. Mr. Ford paid his $2 admission fee to Fair Secretary Kenneth Fulk, and Fulk, never one to be shy when there is a microphone around (remember when he called a press conference to announce be wouldn't run for governor?), flung his arm around the President and said: "You're a great sport, and you've set a great example for people everywhere, both young and old." The Register's David Yepsen was there, and here is the next line of bis report:'!! don't know what that meant." Ford aides said the Iowa appearance was probably the best he baa had since he became President. He did appear to be enjoying himself at the fair. "I'll keep my speech short," be said. "If there's one thine that Iowa doesn't need in August, it's more hot air." One curious aspect of a presidential appearance is that a number of people come, get a glimpse of the principal and promptly leave. Patrick Lackey, The Register's intrepid reporter, set out to investigate this phenomenon. Explained Lisa Peters of Fort Dodge: "I'm just curious. I don't really want him to say.anything, more or less." Rex Short, a Milton farmer, was inspired by the speech. "It makes a fellow feel like going borne and going to work," he said. Short told Lackey that his favorite president was John Kennedy but that he sort of likes Mr. Ford. "I can't see that he has hurt the country any, and some have," he said. — r In the midst of it all, there was a wonderful sign. Our old reporter liked it so much that he has offered a free tour of the Office Lounge to the person identifying the author. Said the sign: "As long as there is a fovemment, no matter who wins an election, the government still wins." An almost human agent Slowly but surely the Secret Service edges itself into the pomp and circumstance and policy of politics. One agent sent some Ford greetirs scurrying to hide some unsightly garbage cans so they wouldn't mar the President's day. '• r Another wouldn't let newsmen inside the 4-H building, even though everyone else was going in. One reporter handled that by taking off his press tags in the agent's presence and walking on in as an Iowa citizen. Even Caren Nessen of Iowa City had some trouble getting through the Secret Service lines to see her father, Press Secretary Nessen. But things are much more relaxed than they were in the days of King Lyndon and King Richard. Three little girls — the eldest was ll maybe — came down out of the stands just before the President appeared, and were stopped by an agent. After an almost whispered conversation, the agent said, "Can't you wait? If you go now, you'll miss him." A rubber-stamped National Guard Remember, anything that comes up about the Iowa National Guard has to be approved by Gov. Robert Ray. He's the commander, and it's the only state department that has bis rubber stamp signature to use. Senate Democratic Leader George Klaley was slightly miffed at our old reporter's story about trouncing Kiniey and Republican W.R. Rabedeaux in a golf match. "Here I'm a golf pro and everybody thinks that I was beaten by a couple of rinky-dinks. Why didn't you tell them that we gave you 31 strokes?" said Kiniey. "Gosh, George. It just didn't seem important," said our man. The first paragraph of a story by free-lance writer Robert Waiters: "OWEN, WIS. — It's late afternoon when Fred Harris' rented Winnebago camper lumbers to a halt beside the baseball field in this central Wisconsin town. The population is 1.031. and Harris has attracted all but 1,000 of its residents." U.REVSON DEAD AT 68 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) Charta Revson, who built a small nail polish manufacturing business Into one of the world's largest eosmettefr^mpires, died of cancer Sunday at age M. Revson died at Harkness Pavilion ol Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. A family spokesman said he had been hi and out of the hospital for a year. Charles Haskell Revson, founder of the Revlon cosmetic empire, was considered the undisputed genius of the flamboyant cosmetics world. Man., Aug. 25, 1975 • DES MOINES REGISTER / 11 Moved to New York The son of a cigar-maker, he was born in Boston, Mass., Oct. 11, 1906. The family moved to New Hampshire, and Charles, following his graduation from high school, went to New York to work in a relative's textile business. "In 1930 - that was the depression, if you remember," he said, "I was told by somebody to go into a sales promotion business to give ideas to salesmen (pi how to sell things I couldn't sell myself. It was sort of school by mail, in Chicago. I didn't succeed." In 1932, Revson quit bis job as a cosmetic salesman and formed Revlon, Inc. ; The other Charles H. Revson Founder of Cosmetic Empire members of his business were his older brother Joseph and a chemist named Charles Lachman. They began to manufacture nail polish in a small room on New York's West Side. Early success came largely through sales to beauty parlors and new products were added steadily. In 1935, brother Martin joined the firm. Once Only 3 Shades Through aggressive merchandising and advertising campaigns, the business grew. Once there were three shades of lipstick — light, medium and dark. Charles broke the tradition and today the firm produces lipstick and nail polish shades for the mood, for the season or for the occasion. By 1955 sales soared to $51 million. And by the time Rev- Ion's television shows "the 164,000 Question" and "The $64,000 Challenge" had ended, volume had topped $110 million. Summing up his phenomenal business success, Revson once remarked: "I'm no genius; I'm just a normal individual who's sensitive." THEATER CLOCK 0 CAPRI: low and Death — 7:30, 9:20. FLEUR 1: Monty Python — 7:15, 9:15. FLEUR 2; Walking Tall Part II — 7, 9:30. FLEUR 3: Jaws — 7:30, 9:45. FLEUR 4: .Whitt Lin* Fever — 7, 9. GALAXY: Mitchell — 2, 4, 6, 8,10. INGERSOLL: Man In Glass Booth — 7, 9:15. PLAZA; The Apple Dumpling Gang — I, 3, 5, 7, 9. RIVER HILLS: Rolterball — 7:15, 9:30. RIVIERA: Nathvillt — 7, 9:45. SIERRA 1: Tht Return of the Pink Panther — 7:15, 9:15. SIERRA 2; White Line Fever — 7:45, 9:30. SIERRA 3: Other Side of the Mountain — 7:30, 9:20. VARSITY: Alice Doesn't Live Her* Anymore — 8:15. Summer of '42 — 6.30, 10:05. WAKONDA: Bimbl - 1, 4, 7, 10. Svper Did — 2:15, 5:15, 8.15. CINEMA I: The Apple Dumpling Gang — 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:15, 9:20. CINEMA II: The B Must Die — 1:15, 3, 4:45, 6:30, 8:15,10. FORUM 1: Walking Tall Part It — 7:30, 9:30. FORUM H: Jaws — 7:35, 9:50. FORUM III: Monty Python — 8, 9:40. FORUM IV: The Sting T- 7:15, 9:45. HOLIDAY: Funny Lady — 7:15, 9:30. PLANTATION DRIVE-IN: Bimbl — 8:45, Super Dad — 10:10. PIONEER DRIVE-IN: Once Is Not Enough — 8:30. Breakout 10:10. MINI-EAST: Shows 8 a.m. to midnight. MINI-X: Shows 8 a.m. to midnight. CINEMA III: Shows 11 to 11. STUDIO III: Stows 11 to 11. STARUTE DRIVE-IN: Cartoons — 8:30. jyiitchell — 8:45. Papillion — 10:40. S.E. 14th ST. DRIVE-IN: Cartoons — 8:45. Walking Tall Part II — 9, 12:45 a.m. Arnold — 11:05. CAPITOL DRIVE-IN: Cartoons — 8:45. Crazy Mama — 9, 12:05 a.m. Death Race 2000 — 10:45. WEST VUE DRIVE-IN: Cartoons — 8:30. Return to Macon County — 8:45. Hard Ride — 10. THEATRE 1536: Bambi — 7:25, 9. Hound Who Thought He Was A Raccoon _ 7. (V55. Off the Record FLORIST "1*11 teach her to call me a tightwad — give me a dollar's worth of your most expensive flowers/* Obituaries GORDON F. BRINE Gordon F. Brine, 72, a former Des Moines businessman, died Saturday in New York City. Services will be at the Hansen Funeral Home in Kenosha, Wis., at a date to be determined later. Mr. Brine was vice-president of the Rollins Hosiery mill here before moving to New York in 1M1. He started working with the Rollins company in 1928 as as assistant sales manager, moving here from Kenosha. He was named sales manager for the firm in 1934 and vice-president In 193$. He left Des Moines in 1941 to become general sales manager for Nolde and Horst, Co,, another hosiery firm. While here, Mr. Brine was a member of the Des Moines Community Chest. Survivors include his wife Evelyn; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Blakemore of Des Moines and Mrs. Phyllis Becker of Kenosha, and his mother, Mrs. John Brine of Kenosha. WILLIAM GORANSON Services for William Goranson, 85, of 2415 Marion, who died of pneumonia Saturday at the Commonwealth Care Center, will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dunn's Funeral Home on S.W. Ninth Street. Burial will be at the Remsen, la., Cemetery. Mr. Goranson, a native of Fort Dodge, lived in Sioux City before moving to Des Moines six years ago. He was a retired insurance salesman. He was a member of the Triangle Masonic Lodge and Abu-Bekr Shrine of Sioux City and Southgate Masonic Lodge here. He was also a member of the Congregational Church at Fort Dodge. Survivors include his wife, Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Towle of Columbus, Ga., and Mrs. Lorraine Hare of Fort Dodge; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Evelyn Walker of Earlham; three stepsons, William Hunter of Yorktown, Va., Russell Hunter of Des Moines, and Don Hunter of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a great-great- grandchild. RAYMOND H. KIRK Services for Raymond H. Kirk, 72, of 1535 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Funeral Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Mr. Kirk, who died at his home Saturday following a heart attack, was a native of Wiota and had lived in West Des Moines 43 years. He was a past president of the Rotary Club, a member of the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, the Hoo-Hoo Club and National Association of Credit Management, the Gnemeth Masonic Lodge, the Za Ga Zig Shrine, the International Association of Odd Fellows, and the Christian Church of West Des Moines. He received the West Des Moines Outstanding Citizen award in 1956. Survivors include his wife, Iva and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Ossian of Shenandoah and Mrs. Helen Johnson of Siloam Springs, Ark. The family suggests memorials to the Christian Church of West Des Moines or the Heart Fund. RALPH L. PILLiORINO RALPH L. PELLEGRINO Services for Ralph L. Pellegrino, 93, of 5014 S.W. Eighteenth St., who died at,home Friday following a heart attack, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catho- 1 i c Church, with burial at S t. Ambrose Cemetery. The rosary will be at 8 p.m. Monday at Tonini Funeral Home. Born in Italy, Mr. Pellegrino lived in Des Moines 67 years, where he was a retired maintenance man for New Monarch Machine Co. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Knute Rockne Council and St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Frank and Pat, both of Downey, Calif., and Pete, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; six daughters, Julia Romano, Fannie Vivone, Minnie Vivone, Mary Pazzi and Gloria Neal, all of Des Moines, and Barbara Boggs of Parker, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. FRANK POHLAD, SR. Services for Frank Pohlad sr., 81, of 811 Ninth St. in West Des Moines will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Burial will be a t Resthaven Cemetery. Mr. Pohlad died Saturday a t Northwest Community Hospital after a heart attack. Mr. Pohlad, a native of Evans., la., had lived in West Des Moines for 65 rears. He was an engineer for Penn Dixie Industries before his retirement 15 years ago. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and World War I Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Frank, jr., of Des Moines; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Hamling of West Des Moines and Mrs, Betty Willyard of Lebanon, 111., 11 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren, BESSIE LOUISE HARLOW Services for Bessie Louise Harlow, 6V, of 401 Fourth' St., West Des Moines, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at McLaren's Fu neral Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Mrs. Harlow,. who died Saturday at her home following a heart attack, was a native of Greene County and had lived in West Des Moines 12 years. She lived most of her life in Scranton and was employed by Dahl's Cafeteria in West Des Moines. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Virginia Rucker of West Des Moines, two grandchildren, three brothers and four sisters. Gas station robbed of $50 Two men, one of them armed with a sawed-off shotgun, robbed the Go-Tane Gas Station at 1370 E. Fourteenth St. of more than $50 Sunday afternoon, police said. Police said the men entered the station about 3 p.m., demanded that the attendant, Jerry Goff, 20, of 612 S.E. Jackson St., give them the station's money. They then locked him in a hark room, police said. FRANK POHLAD, SR. Accident fatal to Wheatland youth CALAMUS, IA. (AP) - Donny Lee Haley, 17, of Wheatland, died Saturday when his car ran off a Clinton County road south of here. Lessons in Frisco police strike By LEROY F. AARONS © 1»7! WnMinton Put SAN FRANCISC6, CALIF. The only consensus to come out of this city's bitter four-day po- lUSe and firemen's striRrirtfiat nobody won. ~ The police and firefighters can take temporary solace in a controversial pay package, but it is clear that public opinion has turned on the traditionally sacrosanct public safety services in this city. Some issues of the strike were peculiar to San Francisco but most were not, and con sequently cities across the na tion have been nervously trying to read its lessons and impact. Alioto Efforts Lame duck Mayor Joseph Alioto can take pride in his one- man negotiating performance that ended the strike. But it was at the price of literally disenfranchising the Board of Supervisors — the city's budget-making and policy-making body. Of particular concern to other cities is the apparent case with which strikers violated court orders, allegedly performed acts of sabotage, and walked picket lines armed with revolvers, only to receive total amnesty in the end. The precedent of virtual capitulation has not gone unnoticed according to Edward J. Kiernan, the head of the Washington-based International Conference of Police Associations, who predicts similar strikes in other cities. Two things stand out about the strike. One, that it was more than a labor dispute; it was a major skirmish in the nationwide struggle by cities ANALYSIS ===== for financial survival. Two, that it is difficultrlf~not impossible; to resolve complex and far- reaching economic issues in an election year. Central to both is the urban dilemma to which any medium to-large city in the country can relate: Demand for services is up, but so is the cost, spurred by inflation, political pressure and threat of disruption. The public is increasingly unwilling to pay the cost, but continues to want the services, Caught in Squeeze Caught in the squeeze are the officials and politicians who try to mediate the various self-interests involved, including their own. San Francisco is, not anywhere near the crisis level of New York. It is solvent. Its charter guards against large- scale deficit bonding and requires that all budgets be balanced. The problem is that inflation and employe costs have skyrocketed costs in recent years, while revenues have grown less .•apidly. Thus, in the 1975-76 mdqet that must be completed >y Sept. 15, San Francisco has to come up with $50 million in new money. There is no local income tax n California under state law. Therefore, more than 30" per cent of San Francisco's budget s paid for by property taxes; meaning that a heavy share of the burden falls on property owners and, indirectly, renters. Earlier this year, the city's .ax assessor increased property valuations. across the board by an average of 22 per cent (some as much as 100 per cent). The taxpayers ran out of patience and they flooded the supervisors with demands for lower property tax rates. Faced with enormous public in an election year tric railway drivers and the city's nearly 4,000 police and fire personnel. -ThVsupcf visors' proposed pay package, which would have given police and firemen only half their traditional increases, was offered without much latitude or bargaining or negotiation. Police View Leaders in the Police Officers Association saw the supervisors' move as an effort to use police as scapegoats for the city's financial problems. They decided on a rigid position. With both sides locked in, the drama raced to Its Inevitable conclusion with the police walkout last Monday, followed by firemen two days later. The eventual settlement — based on salaries in Los Angeles — postponed the police the firemen's raise for 3V6 months, but retained the princi- pie of automatic raises to give police and firemen salary equivalent to those in other cities and private industry. The city supervisors, outmaneuvered when Alioto suspended their authority under emergency conditions and settled the strike, can make campaign speeches saying they tried their best to hold the line. But, no one involved, including the angry taxpayers, has yet to confront the complex fiscal realties that the short but devastating strike brought into sharp focus. Bus crash kills 10 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (AP) — A bus owned by Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology and History smashed into a truck 56 miles northwest of the capital early Sunday, killing 10 persons and seriously injuring six others, authorities said. Inmate flees Nevada jail Th» (UftlWi low* Ntwi i«rv|e« NEVADA, IA. - A prisoner being held for federal marshals on a bank robbing charge escaped from Story County Jail Sunday when he posed as another prisoner who was scheduled for release. SherffTs deputies said Donovan Frazier, 22, of Cherokee, charged with robbing a bank in Earling, posed as his cellmate and was mistakenly released Sunday morning. Frazier was still at large Sunday evening. The incident was being investigated by the Sheriff's Department. Find plant wrickagi FORT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (AP) Searchers found the wreckage Saturday of a light plane which crashed into Yedhe mountain 120 miles west of this British Columbia community killing two men and a woman from South Dakota. 7i1IAMO( MATMII8 DAILYI MWIfTMTI (0) MNKNOmolMICONWAY "THI APPLE DUMPLING GANG" JOt DON BAKER oAvsi"MITCHILL" -OMVMN CO-HIT, IIMOP.M.— STtViMtQUiiN'WmQN" (six supervisors are up for reelection in November; and at least- two are running for mayor), city officials looked desperately for a way to cut costs. Other Development* Their dilemma was heightened by several other developments. Revenues from other sources, such as water and power utilities and the city-operated airport, is down sharply, And the cost of bond interest and social welfare is climbing. The supervisors turned to the portion of the budget that accounted for nearly 70 per cent of expenditures — employe salaries, fringe benefits, and re- irement funds. The supervisors vowed to hold the line on salary rises for certain city employes. These employes included, among others, municipal dec- Charlie's Showplace Now Playing "STAR-SPANGLED GIRL" by Neil Simon An ail-American comedy with lonnte Lee, Tern Millifan A Ron Dmlehon Wednesday thru Sunday For Reservations: 282-5111 CHARLIE'S SNOWPUGE • 5tfc lid University Informal and Fun Dinner Vntotrt WAMNMi MMNiM, 7*10 i INWTUUI WTMfn MI cur TWflTMIftM IT ML 3 TIES! WOOOYAUIN'I 10 VI AND MATH" MONTY PYTHON ANDTHIHOLYOKAIl 5?N<WSHOW1NG! 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