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Whefe to Find It: Comics Editorials Markets 6-S TV, Radio 7 6 Weather 3-S 4-S Women 9 TBS tJBATHft^Fair todaj? with high upper m. Partly cloudy tonight, Wednes- '/ dayt Low tonight low 40s. High Wednesday , jieaf-80. Sunrise 6:07; sunsetJ: 18. : The Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, May 5, 1970—22 Pages—Two Sections Price 10 Cents' KILL4STU mm OF IN SOCIAL SECURITY AID Higher Payroll Tax Under House Plan WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) A 5 per cent increase in Social Security benefits was approved Monday by the House Ways and Means Committee. .U would pump out $1.7 billion more-a-year, beginning Jan. I, to the nation's 25.5 million beneficiaries. Other proposed liberalizations would add up to more than $2 billion -efits. additional ben- More Taxes They include higher payments for .widows, less deduction for earnings of retirees and a better break foremen who retire early. For those working and earning more than $7,800 a year, the bill would mean more payroll tax starting next year. The tax now is levied only on wages up to $7,800. The bill would increase this base to $9,000. The payroll rate Under present law automatically goes up from 4.8 per cent each on employe and employer to 5.2 per cent Jan. 1; The same rate would apply Under the bill to the enlarged base, raising $2.5 billion more revenue to help finance the benefit increases and also pull the medicare program out of the red. An employe's maximum pay- -ment, $374.40 this year, would go to $468 in 1971. Speeded Up The benefit increase means the average payment to a retired single person would increase from $116 a month to $121.80; for a couple from $196 to $205.80. The minimum pay ment would go from $64 to $67.50; Future increases in rates, after 1975, would be speeded up under the proposal. At present the widow of i covered worker may obtain at 62 or a later age 82 V4 per cent of the payment to which her husband would be entitled. The bill would raise' this to 100 per cent at age 65, proportionately .less at ages between 62 and 65. Some 3.3 million widows — and dependent widowers — would benefit. At present, a retired person may earn up to $1,680 a year without having his pension reduced and thereafter he loses $1 for each $2 earned. The bil would raise the cutoff point to $2,000. A quirk in present law, under which men who retire at 62 instead Jf 65 receive less than women in the same circum stances, would be eliminated. Coundlmen Blast DM. Movie Fare By Jon Van City Councilman Richard Olson, complained Monday that movies in Des Moines are such "crud" that -he can't take his family to them. "I wanted to take my wife and children to a movie Friday night and only three listed in the paper aren't rated X or R,' e said at Mondsy's City Coun- il meeting. "It's ridiculous and stupid to have to be reduced to such stuff," he said. Councilman Jens Grothe told he council of seeing some good movies lately, but most he said 'are absolutely terrible." "I don't know what we can lo," Grothe said. "Nothing," Mayor Thoma: Jrban replied. "The theater; rook these movies and 'people want them — they go to see hem." "I'd expect they would,' rothe said. Councilman Robert Scott said that perhaps a license for movie theaters could be established with higher fees for theaters that show X- rated films than for those showing G-rated films. "You'd be saying that they can show any lewd, indecen movie they want to, so long a hey .pay the city a premium ;or the privilege," Grothe said 'What good would that do?" "Well, would you pay .it? Scott asked. "No," Grothe said. "That's what I mean," Scot said. Ideal Spring Day In Des Moines Brilliant sunshine and gen^tl breezes treated Des Moines re'si ,.dents to an ideal spring • Monday. Temperatures in Iowa genera! ly were in the 70s, except i ^northwest Iowa where rathe "brisk northwest winds helc readings in the upper 60s despite the' sun. The high in Des Moines was 74. The Weather Bureau said sunny skies and mild temperatures will continue today. THE FISHHOOK Arrest Boy, 14, At'R'Movie A 14-year-old boy who police said sneaked into a drive-in theater featuring a "restricted" motion - picture was arrested Monday night. Police were called to the S.E. Fourteenth Street Drive-In Theatre, S.E. Fourteenth street and Hart avenue, about 9 p.m. after .a security guard at the [heater, Clifford Hutcheson, noticed the youth getting out of the trunk of a car driven by a 17-year-old friend. Patrolman Larry Pendarvis said young people "shouldn't be at these movies because after they leave here (the drive-in) they go out and take pills." The film playing at the theater is "Last Summer," which is rated "R." The youth was released to hi? parents pending questioning by juvenile authorities. Brazilians Claim Am of 121,102 RECIFE! BRAZIL (AP) Antonia Joaquina de Lima and her sister, Cicera Santos, who live in a northeastern Brazil village, claim to be 121 and 102 years old, respectively. Antonia has a marriage certificate dated .July 17, 1868, but Cicera is a spinster. Antonia's youngest son still lives with her. He is 73. Milk Should Be 40 Cents A Half Gallon, Survey Says By David Vienna i® The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. — Milk purchases by shoppers amount ;o an average of 17 per cent of consumers' weekly food bills. Its price, therefore, has an important effect on that total bill. The retail price of a half gallon of milk should be only 40 cents, according to an editorial in-the latest issue of the Anti- Tfust Law arid Economics Review, published in McLean, Va. 2-City Study The Review says-milk prices higher than 40 cents a half gallon are the result of the "price fixing" effects of an Agriculture Department program and needless variations in the processing, packaging, distribution and selling costs around the country. The Justice Department is studying the milk business in at least twc* cities. The Review's conclusion was based on a November survey of milk prices in 25 cities, in which the lowest price was 40 cents for a half gallon in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. The journal says, therefore, that the truly competitive price for a half, gallon of milk is 40 cents anywhere hi the country. The November survey showed MILK - .. ' Please turn to Page Seven INSIDE THE REGISTER Pulitzer Prizes PULITZER PRIZE is awarded to writer for-uncovering massacre at My Lai ... Page 16 MOSHE DAYAN, Israel's d fense minister, offers Egypt an unconditional and unlimited cease-fire Page J 60 PESTICIDES BANNED BY U,S, * By James Risser (Of The Register's Washington Bureau) WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took action Monday to halt the use of 60 pesticides on certain food crops and animals, after finding that thqy leave potentially harmful residues in food products. Included in the order'was a ban on 30 previously legal uses of DDT. The insecticides, herbicides and fungicides involved in the order have been^ widely used on vegetables, fruits, grains, forage, livestock and poultry. . Appeal Ban The order cancels certain specified uses of these pesticides in 30 days. The Agriculture Department, however, invoked a procedure which permits the pesticide makers to appeal the ban. In other cases, manufacturers have used these procedures to delay cancellation orders for up to two years. Dr. Harry Hays, director of By Robert Krotz j t h e department's pesticides Little League baseball may be more harmful than beneficial I regulation division, said Mon- for its young participants, an Iowa educator asserts. day's cancellations are part of "It is frightening to watch a ~ ~ a five-year-old, continuing pro- Educator Throws a Curve At Little League Baseball normally serene parent trans : formed into a raging wild man while watching his 10-year-old son compete in a Little League Haul's Views on Little League Baseball: Page 16 game," ! Scbwertley, ! o f Thomas says Donald F. assistant principal Jefferson High facial publication of the National Education Association. Little League organizers need to re-examine their program Schwertley contends. "They need only to observe the actioAsj>Hhe spectator-parent to realize that Little League gram to phase out pesticides which leave residues in food even though they had been ap- use on a "no-resi- proved for due" basis. New measuring methods detect minute amounts of the pes ticides and make the no-residue approach impractical, he said. STOCKS DIVE; DOW OFF 19 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) The stock market reeled to its biggest loss in more than six years Monday as Russia and Red China denounced the United States for sending combat troops into Cambodia. The drop crushed hopes that he market might soon be able o pull out of its long slump, Wall Street analysts said. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials plummeted 19,07 points, or 2.59 per cent, to 714.56, closing at its lowest level of the session. This was its biggest drop since falling 21.16 points on Mov. 22,1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated.-The close was at the lowest level since that same date. j "The market is- confronted with the question of whether the U.S. action in Cambodia will have ramifications beyond the driving out of North Vietnam troops," said Monte Gordon, research director for the brokerage firm of Bache & Co. The market tumbled sharply in advance of Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin's late-morning news conference on Cambodia. After the contents of Kosy- gin's statement became generally known, early apprehension waned and the market tried to rally, slicing an early 16-point loss by the Dow industrials to about 8, The decline resumed after Red China called the U.S. move in Cambodia provocative. Details on Market Page New Offensive Into Cambodia SAIGON, SOUTH VIETNAM (TUESDAY) (AP)-Thousands of American and South Viet: namese troops launched a new offensive into northeast Cam- URGECAMPUS STRIKES AT 2 lOWASCHOOtS U of I, UNI Plan Class Boycotts By Larry Fruhling C a m p u s-wide strikes were urged Monday by student leaders at the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa to protest the movement of U.S. troops into Cambodia. Robert Beller, student body president at the University of Iowa at Iowa City, asked his 20,000 fellow students to stay away from classes Wednesday "as a way of demonstrate ing our disapproval of President Nixon's continuing mis* management of his position as President of the United States." G. Michael. Conlee, student association president at the University of Northern Iowa, urged a classroom boycott -on the Cedar Falls campus for Thursday. Beller and Conlee noted that the National Student Association (NSA) advocated a peaceful, nation-wide shutdown of college classrooms this week to. protest expansion of the war. in Southeast Asia. ?"••—-• No ISU Plans There were no immediate plans for a student strike at Iowa State University. ISU Student Body President Jerry Schnoor jaid the student government, which is not affiliated with the NSA, probably would not support the call for a strike. Schnoor said a resolution on Cambodia will be debated at tonight's meeting of the Government of the Student Body Senate. The resolution hasn't been drafted yet, Schnoor said, and "it could be anything from an expression of displeasure to a call for impeaching President Nixon." Faculty members at UNI voted 107-62 to recommend that university professors turn classroom discussions to the war on •Thursday. Irene Bowen, publicity agent for the UNI ,Student Association, said the faculty. voted in favor of the "day of educational concern" before, tabling, on a IOWA Please turn to Page Five Coeds Slain AtKentU. Allison Krause Sandra Lee Scheuer Nixon Plea: Dbn'tResofi To Violence today, seeking to smash North Vietnamese base camps and sanctuaries, the U.S. command announced. bodia more INTELLIGENCE BLUNDER SEEN By George C. Wilson ® The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 'allure to find the enemy's Headquarters in looks like the Leased Wire From Dow Jones WASHINGTON, D.C. President Nixon, reacting to. the death of four students at Kent State University, said' Monday: "This should remind us all, once again, that when dissent turns to violence, it invites tragedy. "It is my hope . that this tragic and unfortunate incident will strengthen the determination of all the nation's campuses, administrators, faculty and students alike, to stand firmly for the right which exists in this -country of peaceful dissent and just as strongly against the resort to violence as a means of such expression." The White House said there has been no decision to use federal troops to try to keep order on any campuses. Occupy Building At Nebraska V. LINCOLN, NEB. (AP). About 200 University of Nebras ka students were occupying the OPEN FIRE AT OHIO CAMPUS WAR PROTEST 11 Are Wounded At Kent State By Richard Harwood and Haynes Johnson cEi The Washineton Post KENT, OHIO - War came to •the campus of Kent State University Monday. When the gunfire was stilled, four students were dead and at least 11 others were wounded. It was the bloodiest confrontation of the student revolution spawned in the mid-1960s by the war in Vietnam. Two students were reported in critic a 1 condition with gunshot wounds. "The gunfire broke out as National Guardsmen dispersed an anti-war rally on the campus. Adj. Gen. S. T. Del Corso said guardsmen were forced to open fire on their attackers. "Regrettably but unavoidably several" individuals were killed Pictures: Page 5 and a number of others were wounded," he said in •'. a statement. . .;•••-- -~The dead were identified by university authorities' as'?'*" Allison Krause, 19, Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Silver Spring, Md.; Jeffrey Glenn Miller, 20, Plairiview, N.Y.; Sandra Lee Scheuer, 20, Youngstown, Ohio, and William Schroeder, 19, Lorain, Ohio. This deadly encounter came not at one of the more publicized "radical" campuses of I Robert J, White "Everyone Is Horror Struck" Jhe East or West Coasts, but in campus Military Science Build- i the quiet countryside of Middle Cambodia biggest telligence der since Douglas Arthur failed to predict that the Chinese would enter the Korean War, Senator Alien J. E 1 1 e n d e r ( Dem ., La.) said Monday. "If they don't find that headquarters pretty soon, there's going to be a hell of a stink here in Congress and hell to pay for Nixon politically,' 1 Ellender said. He referred to the ing Monday night following a day of rallies and marches. The president of the student body, Steve Tiwald, had pleaded with the students to postpone demonstrations until after a meeting of the Student Senate. Earlier Monday, 13 persons were arrested in downtown Lincoln -when—a - group-of young persons converged on the Selective Service building. America. Rural Setting Kent State University, with 19,000 students, sits in a rural area, well-isolated from its industrial neighbors in Akron and Cleveland. National Guardsmen, drawn from farms and factories in surrounding communities, occu- CAMPUS- Ptease turn to Page Eight Potomac Fever Rtg. U. $. P*t. Off. activities are not developing' healthy values." '. Is It Wholesome? North Vietnamese headquarters, said operations lo be Ihe target of the Cambodian offensive. The senator said Gen. John School in Council Bluffs. Scbwertley tosses, a beao- ball at the Little League pro- in an article titled, Dttle League Can Hurt Kids," in the May issue of "Today's Education/' the of- Many of the pesticides affect-i The American command said ed by Monday's order still will | the operation kjckjdLiiff early be permitted for use on some:this afternoon in the Se San u »K * ..u r u ^ cr °P s ^ » nimals . where lhe base area, abut 50 miles west ^ b - ™ r b ™ c *> fP° 7 r * orce He says that 'before he has pe st i dde makers are - m th e o{ Pleiku ; in ±e central high . i Secretary Robert C. Seamans, even entered junior high school, process, of submitting evidence i lands. ' jr " a S ree " Wlth nun Il3al l " e WASHINGTON, D.C. — Diek Nixon may have succumbed to flattery on the Cambodian question. The Pentagon told him he looked much nicer with a high profile. Very few Viet Cong were discovered in Cambodia. However, the generals are highly pleased over the enemy's bunker toll. Militants at Yale charged jhatjhe Black Panthers couldn't get a fair trial^nd~anybod> r wfiordrsagreed should be lynched on the spot. a boy may come up through the to show that small residues are bush leagues; hold a baseball! not harmful to health, he said. contract; belong to an all-star j Some of the prominent pesti- team; and, if he can withstand i cides for which uses are to be LEAGUE- Please turn to Page Three PESTICIDES Please turn to Page Tim t A spokesman said troops of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division and the South Vietnamese 22nd [Infantry Division are in the ! operation. i Earlier Story: Page 4 enemy headquarters'was "the big thing." Ryan and Seamans appeared before a closed hearing of the j Senate Defense Appropriations! Subcommittee which EJlender' chaired. a 230-foot tower IB Osaka. He . . or just another guy trying to there's a backlash emerging m lhe anti-pollution drive. The new slogan: "Keep our rivers jilthy." A Japanese perched atop may have been a protester . get above the smog. Reporters insist they must protect their contacts costs. And don't think the bartenders aren't touched. at ail -Harry Tuniej

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