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V LIFE ARTICLE WINS AWARD NEW YORK, N.Y. (REUTERS) — Life magazine won a nalional .award Wednesday., for investigative reporting with its article which led to the resignation last year of Supreme Court Justice Abe Fprlas. " : Other awards sponsored by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism went t o Philadelphia, magazine, Look, Redbook and the New Yorker. « Do You think? 8 Question; What is your opinion o/ no-fault auto insurance; which would pay losses for medical or death expenses, lost' wages, etc., incurfed by anyone in the driver's car or by a pedestrian he hits, without regard to liability? . , (Ans**f* obttihtd it rnd«p«n<l8nt liuoranct As&nts of lowi Cerwrnfteiv, H«l«l P«H t>« Mom«) It was the first time in the f i v e-year history . of the awards that they were given in five different categories. Previously, only one award was given yearly. Life, winner in the public service category, was cited for "its-iavestigaliye reporting of a high order," as exemplified by "Forta.s: A Question of Ethics." The article by William Lambert appeared in the May 9, 1969, issue and said Fortas allegedly accepted a $20,000 fee under improper circumstances. He resigned from the Supreme Court May 15. .'Philadelphia magazine won t h c specialized journalism award for "its_ high level of Inycstigative, reporls,^ typified by The Dancing Master' and other accomplishments." /'The article, in the maga- •zinc's July, 1969, issue, detailed how the executive director of the Pearl S. Buck 'Foundation in Philadelphia Vince Murray, 58, of Murray Insurance Agency, Sioux City: "The Iowa and National' 1 Inde- p e fill e n t Insurance Agents "Associations are, opposed tb no-faull auto \ insurance because there is no guarantee that it will lower .auto insur-" .-.._ will speed up claim service, or that it will guarantee the injured individual a - fair settle- m e n t. I know that changes have to be made in auto insurance, but I agree with our Raphael F. Snitll, 55, Slavia Agencies, Cedar much against it 1 believe it 1 has some merits in certain phases, but John Q: Public doesn't know what he's getting into. I cloubl if he knows, for instance, that in acquiring no-fault in. surance he would be giving up his liability rights in collecting from the other party in an accident. The no-fault system would require a massive change in liabil- secretarymanager i Rapds: ."I'm ,-very RAPHAEL F. state and national associations — no-fault in- ity laws. I think it'll lake a lot of pushing surance is not the answer.' Kenneth J. Stultz, 51, vice-president and secretary of Brown & Dieckmah, Inc., Waterloo: "I definitely feel that the no-fault concept is not right and it will not- accomplish what some of its advocates are saying. I don't think we will ever reach a point in America where an individual is no longer responsible for his actions. But"'under Ihe no-faull concept, if a drunk gets into his car and smashes into a telephone pole, he isn't responsible for his insurance company is. I think the 'advances to Asian youngsters In the foundation's care. He •Jatcr resigned. •* Look won its prize for visual excellence for its Jan. 7,4969, special issue on black America. (. Redbook was honored in the fjction category for "stories filled with imagination, fine observation and perception of an order particularly rare in popular magazines,," The New Yorker award, before the no-fault plan is adopted." Frank Scott, 47, manager of the insurance department of the Early Savings Bank, Early: "I think the public has been given a rather lopsided bill of sale on the no-fault concept. It isn'i going to make auto in surance less expensive because the claims cost ing insurance companies the most money are fo property damage, no bodily injury. Anothe reason is that the habit ual traffic violators woul< be rewarded at the ex pense of Ihe resl of the public because rales for everyone will be more equal." HONOR TOP D,M, SENIORS DCS Moines scholars who. rank in the top 2 per cent of their high school graduating classes were honored Wednesday night by the Greater Des Moines for | Chamber of Commerce, reporting cxceller.ce, cited the j High school principals magazine for "its rich tradition presented to each of the 65 top of reporting in depth, as ex- scholars with a certificate from emplificd during the year by the chamber "in recognition of Richard Harris' series on the i scholastic achievement. ..." Department of Justice 'Annals; - Dr Thomas vjgoriot chair . ?rlnnH r'A D ^ me \^ s man of the Chamber's Civic 5J±» ^ 3 ° n Affairs committee, presided. " Speakers were John R. Fitz-Report$1,000— Damage at VNl By a Staff Writer- j CEDAR FALLS, IA. - University of, Northern Iowa officials have estimated damage at $1,000 from window breakage during Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at three buildings on the campus here. Most of the damage occurred at the university relations office i n the UNI' administration building where four windows were smashed. Another window was broken at the Science Building and two panes were shattered at Secrley Hall' dor- ' mitory. the Rev. L. Robert Keck, president of the DCS- Moines School Board; D wight M. Davis, superintendent of schools, and the Rev. James Ho.lden, superintendent of Catholic schools of the Des Moines diocese. The dinner and program were held at Merrill Junior High School. Some 250 students, their parents, school and civic officials attended. Those Honored Seniors honored as the lop two per cent of their graduating classes are: DOWLING HIGH SCHOOL Steven Dillenberg, Michael Quinn, Mike Downey, Jim Jack- Lee Carvour, Virginia Marie Fuller, Marcia Ann Macaulay, Brian Dexter Seely, Marily Joanne Shaffer and_Marvanna Lynn Staley. HERBERT HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL - Douglas A. Toft, Jon Elling Ahlquist, Kathleen L. McClelland, Douglas Kim Fletcher, David L. Cundy,.Ned Skinner, William G. Bloethe, Jan Elaine Jaben and Warren J.Wilson. ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL — Craig Allan Burk, Martha Jams Ford, Evelyn Shirley Griffith, Anne Marie Hansl, Thomas E. Harvey, Ka- Ihy Marlene Hoffa, Curlis B. Hollebrands, Kirt K. Merkcl, Richard L. Phiegar, jr., Charles William Reeves, Su- -zanne-JE „ JRowje_and __TJhpmas_ James Thomas. NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Diana Lee Wright, Karen Louise Hunter, Stephen Deloss Colton, Shauna Jean Bishop, Joyce Elaine England, Rhonda P. Andrews and Barbara Ann Willson. THEODORE ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL - Lee David Cranberg, Kalhryn Hein, David Burton Garten, Marianne Elizabeth Klocksiem, Cristanne Cay Miller, May L. Miller, Jane Elizabeth Neumann, Thomas C. O'Neil, Linda Ann Peshkin, PLANS EXPANSION PORT OF SPAIN, TRINI DAD (REUTERS) - Trinidad Tesoro Petroleum Co. Ltd., has announced plans for a $10-mil lion expansion this year. EEKSCONTROL ON MERGERS WASH1NGTON, D.C. (AP) , Nixon administralion official testified Wednesday that massive consolidation, of electric utility companies was not justified and that antilrust policies should seek to prevent this. The statement was a part of the testimony >of Walker B. Comegys, deputy assistant. attorney general in the Justice Department's antitrust division, before the Senate antitrust and monopoly subcommittee. Comegys spoke out for an activist antitrust policy in .three' areas of concern to the panel in its probe of allegations of increasing monopolU zation in the power industry, He said a merger trend has been developing among large electric utilities and that some industry executives have saic the firms should be consolidated into 12 lo 15 gianl com panics. "Our view,of the mailer," he told the subcommittee, "is tha the suggested economies o scale can be obtained by means other than merger. "As a consequence, the advantages of such mergers are minuscule, when compared with the advantages of * multiplicity of utility firms." He said his division was act ing in ~a *number of curren cases to try lo stop such merg ers. Comegys said there has been a growing trend of acquisitions by oil companies of coal reserves and independent coal companies. "I would also note that We have recently received reports from utilities of impending shortages of available coal supply and a trend of rising coal prices. Soviets Building Fewer Missile Sites, CIA Finds )«$ Mofnes Re May 7. 1976 By George C. Wilson WASHINGTON, B.C. - A top-seefet report locked up in the Pentagon throws a different light on the grim picture Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird recently painted of the Soviet- missile threat. The report is based on photographs taken from America's Samos satellites as they passed over the Soviet Union. T,he secret findings, are bound to figure in congressional debate on whether the U.S. missile defense should be expanded. According to the eye in the sky, the Soviet Union actually built fewer sites for its biggest missiles, the SS-9, in 1969 than it did in 1965. Film parachuted back to earth from the unmanned Samos satellites, the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) successor to the U-2 spy planes, is a major basis for the Pentagon's estimates of Soviet weap> onry. "Edge of Risk" Laird revealed part of the SS- 9 count when he told Associated Press editors in New York Apr, 20 he was releasing "maximum information" so the American people could see "that we are literally at the edge of prudent risk" for holding back on deployment of new weapons. Laird has argued that an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) de fense must be built to protect U.S. Ml nut-em an intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) from . a surprise attack by the SS-9. "In 1965," Laird told the editors, "there were no operational launchers for the large Soviet SS-9 missile which, in its single warhead version, can carry up to 25 megatons. "Today I can report to you that tBere^re~some~22lFSS-9s operational wlth-at-lea.st 60 more under construction." Laird did not mention that 66 SS-9 missile sites were spotted n 1965, compared to 54 in 1969. The secretary evidently added Up each year's construclion since 1964 to reach his total of 280 for "today." His reference to "no oper- atio.nal launchers" in 1965 apparently meant they were not ready, to fire. Laird's comparison could be read as a sudden jump in SS-9 missile site construction. Instead, the intelligence estimates show an up-and-down trend. Tapered .Off The Samos, according to informed sources, counted a few over 40 SS-9 sites in 1964, then the 66 for 1965. The next three years showed a tapering off be fore surging upward again to N in 1969. How many SS-9 missiles the Soviets build in 1970 will be regarded- as an indication their atliludc toward slowing down the strategic arms race. Laird has served notice that if the Soviets do not slow their current pace, the United Stale will have to move faster into such new strategic weapons as a super-sized submarine armed with longer-ranged missiles than the Polaris. Soviet SS-9 deployment is one of the,concerns of the Ameri can negotiators at the strategic armgjlmitation talks (SALT) a Vienna. OFFER HEALTH , JOB COUNSEL The Iowa State Department f Health will offer counseling services to returning- servicemen and women who have had Irainirig in health fields: Called as Operation" MEDIHC (Military Education Directed nto Health Careers), the Iowa department will, aid returnees n finding civilian jobs of further education. • » The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Donald 0. Anderson, director of the stale department's information and education division, will co-ordinate the Iowa project. The persons registering with Operation MEDIHC will be referred to Iowa medical installations including hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories and other care facilities. Ozark to Expand Service July 15 Ozark Air Lines announced Wednesday it Will inaugurate non-stop jet service between Des Moines and Minneapolis-Si. Paul, Minn., and Des Moines and St. Louis, Mo., o.n July 15. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) granted Ozark unrestricted authority between DCS Moines and the twodher met- ropolilan areas last Week. Braniff International presently offers the only non-stop jet service between Des Moines and the Twin Cities and Des_ Moines and St. Louis. • • • I Authorities said steel were used to pieces of | son and Steven Michael Porto, break the! EAST HIGH SCHOOL - Jill Cheryl H. Smith and Diane i • • «* i "^ t n - i '•' »i -\ *^( * ^^>* * I i • PRIME OF SANDWICHES ,,, A GENTLE KNIGHT. OMHETALKICOOLPTELL,. LIKE THE TIME I CAME UPON A PRAGONL. COLOk Linda Webb. ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY Shelley Hartman, Mary Huels- j beck, Margaret Kotz and Susan j dormitory windows, while rocks j L. Alsted, Christine Eloise An- thrown through the oth- derson, Ronald Jay ,Bechtel, . • i Kalhryn Luella Borg, Barbara were ers. Czechoslovakia Binds Self To Military Aid for Russia : PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA (AP) - Czechoslovakia bound itself Wednesday in a new 20-year treaty to pursue joint foreign policy with the Kremlin and to provide military aid if the Soviet Union is attacked on any front. \ Cremer. DES MOINES TECHNICAL: ABOUT D BE SCORCHED TO A CINDER, I OFFERED HI MA SANDWICH MADE WITH FRESH, HALE AND HEAtOV BUTTERNUT BREM)- SINCETHENI HAVE FOUND PRAGONSID BE MQ^T COMPATIBLE „,. ESPECIAL IF ONE HAS A FONPMESS FOR TOAST/ HIGH SCHOOL — Steven Car- j roirChristensen, Kevin Don Ei- j kenberry, Betty Jo Fisher, Ka-! rin Sue Foster, Kathleen Marie ; Foster,. Fern May Hulson and, Pamela Sue Ridout. i IE COLOR >NE COLOR Communist party leaders and premiers of the two countries signed the pact which appeared to confirm the deepest leers of many Czechoslovaks that soldiers could be sent to Asia if the Sov i e t Union clairasiit is'at- tacked by Communist C h i na. The new treaty of friendship, .co-operation and mutual assistance replaced a quiring military 1943 pact and other re- as- URGES NOD ON IOWA PROJECTS PtANUTl CHAOCUMO UNtUO tUTUftC INDICATE, IMC. 1*73 - sislance only against Germany lor its allies. Big Step Beyond It also went a big step beyond the 15-year-old Warsaw Pact, which provides for joint action in Europe only. • The provision on military aid, Article 10 of the Irealy's 14 articles, said: ''In the case of armed attack against one of the high : contracting parties by any state or group of states, the ' other contracting party will regard it as an attack against TTJselT and will immediately extend all assistance and ,aU available support including military assistance . . ... " Article 11 on foreign policy said the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia would "consult on all important international questions ... and will proceed in their activities in conformity • with the joint attitude agreed on in the interests of both state; n Western diplomats predicted seek similar obligations from its other allies in effort to fur- ther.unify Eastern Europe.., Czechoslovakia was. the firsi, they__saldr- hecauseJL had the least ability to resist after stepping out of line with the 1968 liberalization movement and getting invaded by the Soviet Army. Soviet Communist Party Leader Leonid L Brezhnev and Gustav Husak, first secretary of the Czechoslovak party, signed the pact in a ceremony at Prague Castle. Premiers Alexei N. Kosygin of the Soviet Union and Lubomir Strougal of I Czechoslovakia then signed. The treaty goes into effect after ratification by the Supreme Soviet in Moscow and the Czechoslovak Parliament and exchange of ratifications in Moscow. With Communist coun- this is a simple formality. -Main Event The signing was the main event of Brezhnev's ; first visit to Prague since the Aug. 20, 1968, military invasion aimed against the liberal regime of Husak's predecessor, former party chief Alexander Dubcek. Besides giving Moscow the 20-year treaty, Husak's regime staged a show of public affec tion for the Soviet leaders, in effect indicating their approval of the Kremlin decision to invade Czechoslovakia. "The Soviet Union came in time! The Soviet Union came in time!" a pre-assembled crowd of more than 10,000 flag-waving From Th« Reaitter's Washington Bureiu WASHINGTON, D.C. - resentative Neal Smith (Dem., la.) urged approval Wednesday for $6 million in public works projectsJoncfinlral Jowji» Testifying before the public works subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, Smith said Congress should appropriate funds for the following U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects: $3.25 million for additional work on the SaylorvUle dam and reservoir now being constructed on the-Des Moines River north of Des Moines. $1.57 million for the Red Rock dam south of Des Moines on the Des Moines River. Most of this money would be used to provide recreational facilities such as boat ramps and picnic tables. $600,000 to buy land and start tion of flood control levees along the Des Moines River inside the City of Des Moines. 1600,000 to buy land and start construction of the' planned Ames dam and reservoir on the Skunk River. The amounts requested for the first three projects all are recommeaded in President Nixon's budget, but tfie President recommended no money for the Ames dam and reservoir. The project was authorized in 1965, and some design work has been j done, but the $400,000 appro-1 pjriaied for land acquisition last year was not spent. Smith said the Ames project would prevent floods like those EXCELSIOR/ >NE o . jii % COLOR Communists chanted Brezhnev, Kosygin and appeared on a balcony Q1SJE ial appointmi ENRICHED BREAD ie Prince of Sandwiches j • • • that have occurred in the past on the Skunk and would pro' when vide a vast new recreation area. Husak Delays in purchasing the land of theiwill increase the cost and per-' intErsiHie BPRnos corpopRODn the Soviet Union would now ;casUe after the ceremony. mil knd speculation, he added.

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