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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 8

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S / DCS MOINES REGISTER • Wed., Aug. 97, 1979 Rains help sagging corn crop GRAIN Continued from Page One sources attributing the drop to lack of official confirmation of future export orders. Grain futures quotes on wheat on the Kansas City Board of Trade were off 21 to 24% cents from Friday. There is a limit of 25 cents in price changes in one day at Kansas City, the world's largest dark On the Chicago Board of Trade, soybean and wheat futures were down 20 cents a bushel, soybean oil lost /: 100 points or one cent a pound, corn was down 10 cents a bushel and oats lost 6 cents. All were the limit of change on the board. Some trade sources thought that a lack of official confirmation of new export business was a selling factor. Others thought weekend moisture, which improved crop conditions, also accounted for the bearish mood. Selling of soybeans by Brazil was a contrib utory factor. The Agriculture Department reported that rain and favorable temperatures last week provided badly needed moisture for the corn crop and it progressed well. Soviet Re-entry The Soviet Union, which had been substantially out of the U.S. grain markets the last two years, re-entered them in July witfi Orders to U.S. firms for a total of 9.8 million metric tons of' Wheat, corn and barley. A metric ton is* about 2,200 pounds. That brought Russian purchases from the new crops — which are at record levels but have suffered some weather damage--^-to a total of 10.3 million tons. USDA experts estimate that the Russians have bought another 5.2 million tons from other countries, may need to buy another 8 million tons from various sources. Negotiations on any further sales, however, have been informally delayed by Butz at least until the new assessment of crop production Is released Sept. that. 11 and perhaps beyond Grain inspector's license revoked WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The Agriculture Department has suspended the licenses of another New Orleans grain inspector, a spokesman said Tuesday. The spokesman said Louis C. Matherne, chief inspector and chief weighmaster for the Delta Weighing and Inspection Bureau, Inc., had both his license to inspect and his license to weigh suspended because of his indictment Aug. 15 by a federal grand jury on bribery and pen jury counts. His employer is one of the private firms officially designated by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service to check the weight, quality and cleanliness of grain going into export channels — in this case, at the. Mississippi river grain elevator in Myrtle Grove, La. The grand jury, which has been investigating alleged cor- (A?) PAULSEN Tuna boat owners protest foreign fishing restrictions Tuna fishing boats crowd Into San Diego pier at San Diego, Calif., after returning wHi holds Monday in protest of foreign fishing In the restricted Eastern Pacific conservation Owners of about 50 of the biggest U.S. boats returned demanding that foreign boats be ordered to end their fishing in the conservation area or their tuna not be purchased. ruption in grain inspection for 18 months, has indicted almost 100 individuals and firms so far. Matherne was charged with accepting bribes, passing on bribe money to two other inspectors at the firm and giving false testimony to the grand jury, the spokesman said. The licenses of three former inspectors at the same firm indicted earlier have already been suspended or voluntarily turned in. * Dismissal denied at AIM trial SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Circuit Court Judge • Richard Braithwaite Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss charges of rioting and injury to a public building against American Indian Movement (AIM) leader Russell Means. Means' counsel filed the motion, contending a fair and impartial trial could not be held. Means is charged in connection with an Apr. 30, 1974 brawl at the Minnehaha County Courthouse in Sioux Falls when AIM members and police battled in a courtroom. Braithwaite has approved 24 persons as prospective jurors since the jury selection process began Monday. After examination by attorneys, 12 persons will be picked for the jury. 2 boys killed as antenna hits line WORTH, ILL. (AP) - Ken neth Mortenson, 12, remained in critical condition Tuesday with burns from an accident that electrocuted two of his friends. Killed while attempting to erect a citizens band radio antenna atop a home as their equipment touched a 12,000-volt power line were Edward Kuhn and Mark Lange, both 14. Organized crime link 'possible' at Arlington RACING Continued /rom Page One volved to be betting that kind of money." "I think it is reasonably well- assumed that he was not betting for himself, that he had been given money to bet for others on the race." The man has been questioned by the. IBI in their probe of the suspected fixing of the race, he said. Reviews Facts DeDoncker said he has reviewed the IBI report of its investigation and that there are other elements of the probe to be worked on by his staff before a decision is made as to whether the case will be submitted to the Rock Island County Grand Jury. Also under investigation are tril'ecta "gimmick" races at Sportsman's Park on June 30 and Arlington Park on July 14, officials said. William Masterson, executive secretary of the Illinois Racing Board, said informants reported "organized crime may have been involved in Las Vegas in betting on the race" at Arlington. Acting on that tip, Masterson said, police and IBI agents were stationed at the track to watch for irregularities. He said that 10 minutes before the race, computer printouts showed that the favored horse in straight betting had become a long-shot among trifecta bettors. Turns Long-Shot / To win a trifecta, one of two "gimmick" races at Illinois tracks, bettors must pick the first, second and third place horses in order. "When the fa.vorite, according to the odds on the board in the infield for regular betting, is a long-shot in the gimmicks, you tend to believe there is a problem," Masterson said. One horse entered in the race failed to show up at the post, he said. This, he said, "could mean that the trainer got cold feet." IBI agents have presented evidence involving the Sportsman's and Arlington races to the state's attorney's office in Cook County. Winnings Confiscated A t Sportsman's, computer printouts studied immediately after the race showed another last-minute switch in odds on the trifecta. Two men were stopped by police as they left the pari-mutuel windows and $16,000 in winnings were confiscated. The two told authorities that the tickets they cashed did not belong to them. The Racing Board ordered a halt in all payouts to ticket holders in the race. Cost of education up, enrollment down WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The cost of education in the nation will rise about $11 billion this year while the number attending schools drops to the smallest figure in recent years. U.S. Commissioner of Education Terrel H. Bell in an annual "back to school" forecast, said Tuesday that public and private education costs will be about $119 billion in the 1975-76 school year although enrollment will drop to 58.9 million students. There were 59.1 million enrolled in kindergarten through graduate school last year and the costs were $108 billion. The peak enrollment at all levels was 59.7 million in the fall of 1971. Elementary grades will experience the biggest drop as a result of the declining birth rate, Bell said, while the 1976 high school graduating class will be the biggest in history, and colleges will grant more graduate and professional degrees than ever. Bell forecast a fall of about two per cent to 34 million in kindergarten through eighth grade, a gain of about one per cent to 15.6 million in grades nine through 12, and a surge of more than three per cent to 9.3 million in colleges and universities. This means, Bell said, that three out of every 10 Americans will be involved in educa ; tion this fall. Besides the Students, there will be 3.1 million classroom teachers and 300,000 superintendents, principals, supervisors and other instructional employes. Spanish newsman gets 2-yaar term BARCELONA, SPAIN (AP) — A Spanish military court sentenced a journalist to 2 years in prison Tuesday following his conviction on -charges of insulting Spain's armed forces by alleging that widows of military men had been allowed to run brothels here. Jose Maria Huerta Claveria, 35, is expected to appeal the sentence. •OFFICER SAID HE'D HANDLE IT' Continued from Page One and was granted an extension of his leave by Army officials. -When it became clear that hi* help was needed at home on a continuing basis, the Paul- sens told the attorneys, Larry contacted the Ida County Red Cross Chapter and asked for hrobtalning a family hardship release from the service. Through a series of referrals, the Paulsens were put In contact with an Army officer in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The Paulsens told the attorneys th* officer requested a number of letters from various persons in the Ida Grove area on the matter. Thejetters were forwarded, and the Paulsens said the officer had told them "he would handle everything from that point on." Paulsen told the attorneys he has remained in the Ida Grove area since September, 1970 and, although he never received any response from the Army, he assumed he had been officially released from service. He was married about two years ago and has a young daughter, the attorneys said. Paulsen, who was returning to Ida Grove from Des Moines Tuesday night, was not available for comment. Military police officials in Des Moines could not be reached for comment, either. Bicentennial towboat trip JThe towboat "Sergeant Floyd," a floating Bicentennial exhibit provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, will travel south on the Mississippi River between Clin ton, la., and Hannibal, Mo., the first part of September. Stops on the southbound trip are Clinton, Sept. 5-6; Muscatine, Sept. 7; Fort Madison, Sept. 10; Canton, Mo., Sept. 11 and Hannibal, Mo. Sept. 12-13. Cornell gifts TO* •MUttr'i Iowa News Strvltt MOUNT "VERNON, IA. Cornell College alumni, trustees, parents of students, and other friends gave a total of $1,168,927 to the College in fiscal 1974-75, an increase of 38.6 per cent over the previous fiscal year's amount, school officials announced Tuesday. take advantage of big savings on discontinued patterns and colors during our DRAPERY E.O.M. CLEARANCE save 50% and more . . . discontinued Nettle Creek pillows in a colorful assortment of solids and prints. 99 each 1 save 50% . . . discontinued dacron polyester batiste tailored sheers featuring a blue and green floral pattern. 3 49 84" pair $7 valance 1.99 save 40% to 50% . . . Fiberglas cafe, panel and pinch pleated draperies, white only. save 50%... discontinued dacron polyester cafe curtains, white with red daisy trim. 30", 36" Sizes and valances. $3 $4 Find bones of prehistoric animals in sink hole CHADRON, NEB~(AP) - An apparent sink hole (hat trapped a variety of jjWMstorlc animah an estimated »,OdO-40,000 years ago, baa been partially excavated near the south edge a) Hot Springs, S.D. Pefsfflinel from Chadron State College (CSC) did the dig. gTng. Officials said some large bones from mammoths were unearthed. • Dr. Larry Agenbroad, professor of earth science aj CSC, said numerous mammoth ribs anlTveflebrae were found aionr with a shoulder blade, a pelvic bone, a tusk, a lower jaw, and a number of smaller bones. The relics were cast, and removed to Chadron State for further study and stabilization, but eventually will b^ returned to Hot Springs for display. Agenbroad said at least four and possibly 4z mammoths died in the pit. Also, found at the site were bear teeth, bones from a dire wolf (coyote 1 , a camel and a peccary. The site initially was dl* covered last summer by construction workers who were planning to extend a street through the site. The street extension plans are Still on the drawing board, but the city has agreed to defay the work until the bones can be removed. There is a possibility that the road work may be scrapped in favor of a permanent facility for the display of the bones. ;Bi5m«rci\p. NORTH DAKOTA .••••i •**»<•••« State history meetings set The State Historical Department will sponsor a series of programs throughout the state next month on the services of the department. Members of county and local historical societies, and museums, history teachers, and other interested persons have been invited to attend the meetings, which will be conducted by officials of the State Historical Society and State Historical Department. The meetings, which begin at 9 a.m., will be held at: t, I —• Clwvmnt, •< Union Sunday L 10 — WftMt jWMtMl, at Thtattr — Dt» MWrSi, at siatt Hlitorl- i Ch.r«*«, .t sanferd Mo' Jfcp't. J5 — Har Ian, at Holiday Buffet. Small butlMfSft OMAHA, NEB. (AP) - Gove r n m e n t contracts totaling 125,751,122 were awarded to small businesses in Nebraska during the fiscal year ending June 30, according to officials of the Small Business Administration (SBA)R ' RAY URGES STATE ACTION POINT CLEAR, ALA. (AP) - Iowa Gov. Robert Ray Tuesday urged states to asnitiM greater leadership roles, Instead of depending on th« federal government. Ray, addressing th« National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, said, "Government's purpose Is to regulate, not control our lives." Ray cited examples of Innovative state programs In I0wa, including a coal research project now underway near Oskaloosa, a state program for upgrading branch line railroads and Iowa's efforts to meet emergency energy shortages. These are ways in which states can be testing grounds for social and economic experiments, he said. He said the most dangerous attitude in American society Is a cynicism that people have about government. It is prevalent, he -said, because expectations have been raised by some political leaders and then not fulfilled. "This has eroded trust of people in their government, and it is trust that holds together a government of consent that we enjoy in this country," said Ray. "People must be told the truth." Exonfospiak OMAHA, NEB. (Ap) - dov. J. James Exon will be the keynote speaker when the League ofNebraska MunicipalitHs holds its annual conference here Sept. 10-12. Days Only SALE ENDS SEPTEMBER built-in ACRYLIC FLEXIBILITY— stretchai rinks with • Excellent biding • Excellent durability • Fume and mildew. resistant paint film •Prnnf ^ For wood, • Resists crack-., * ' UUI masonry, brick, ing and peeling aluminum elding FLAT 88^ gallon Now Only '8.62* gar. Whits and standard colors. 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