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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 15

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14 DCS MOINES REGISTER • Thurs., Aug. 28,1975 AMY Hv .TACK TIPPIT JURY PROBING SHOOTING CASE jBy ALANKOONSE The investigation Urge women over 40 not to use birth control pill info the Mill, 200 "Roger, I think I should tell you this It * funtf-r«ning »«• party for one of my favorite charities. . . ME." Plum-good eating in peachy freezer jam, salad By DOROTHY YEGUN R«Nl<lcr fva Editor p'lum-good eating — that's what we're finding these days when we carry home some of those purple beauties from the colorful produce counters. Sweet, juicy prune plums offer possibilities galore for varying summer-into-autumn meals. This freestone fruit is as easy to use in salads, deg- serts, quickbreads and relishes as it is to eat out of hand. It's the simplest of all fruits to freeze, too, if you skip the heavy syrups recommended, in some books. Prices are not low, but if you want to splurge on a -quantity of—purple—prune plums to save for winter enjoyment, try this lazy but successful method. Wash firm plums in cold water. Remove at once and dry on terry toweling or plenty of paper towels. Using dry PLUM PEACHY FREEZER JAM % Ib. purple plums, halved and pitted % Ib. peaches, peeled and pitted cooky sheets, shallow pans or trays which will fit into freezer, arrange whole or halved plums, cut-side up and not touching. Stack cooky sheets in freezer, with custard cups or something on each to separate the sheets. Freeze. Immediately put solidly frozen plums into freezer bags, closing tightly. Press out as much air as possible. The frozen fruit should keep well for a year. Fresh plum jam has a sparkling bright color — and flavor to match. Combine the purple fruit with peaches in a freezer jam that you can store at zero degrees up to a year or keep in the refrigerator about three weeks. As for now. a refreshing way to savor plurns is in salad that rounds up cabbage, carrots, celery and raisins. jAug, 1!) shooting death of Leslie Eugene Smithhurg, 26, of Wash- i n g t o n, la., went before the iW a s h i n gton County Grand Jury Wednes;d a y, authori- jties said. Smithburg was shot and killed by Rodney vStrabala, 23, a Wash- lington police officer, in the al- •llev behind Bud's, Jack and Jill ! all-night grocery store at Wash- iington. Police were rolled to ithe store after Smithburg caused a disturbance inside, and allegedly threatened employes. Smithburg was unarmed, authorities said. Washington County Attorney Richard Bordwell said the grand jury was empaneled Wednesday on matters unrelated to the I Smithburg death, but the grand jury began hearing testimony and one witness testified in connection with the case Wednesday. He said testimony will be heard from additional witnesses in the Smithburg case today and Friday: Bordwell said that the Iowa Bureau of Criminal 'Investigation (BCD report on their probe of the shooting has not yet been completed. The autopsy report is expected next week. No,charges have been filed in the death. Strabala, who has been on police force in Washington about eight months, was granted a leave of absence with pay last week while the investigation into the death continues. 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup light corn syrup 2 caps sugar s /4 cup water l s /4-oz. package powdered fruit pectin. Chop or puree plums in blender, a few at a time. Crush peadies with fork or potato masher. Measure 2 cups combined fruits with juices and lemon juice into bowl. Thoroughly mix corn syrup and sugar into fruit; let stand 10 minutes.,Mix water and-pectin in saucepan. Bring to boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir pectin mixture into fruit; continue stirring 3 minutes. Ladle quickly into sterilized freezer jars or containers, allowing Vii-'mch head space. Seal according to manufacturer's directions. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours to set. Store in freezer up to 1 year. If used in 2 to 3_weeks, store in refrigerator. Makes 2% pints. Vz cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons sugar Vt teaspoon salt Vi teaspoon celery seed HARVEST PLUM SALAD 2 cups sliced purple plums 2 cups shredded cabbage 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup thinly sliced celery Vt cup raisins Pit and slice plums. Reserve several slices for garnish. Combine remaining plums with cabbage, carrots, celery and raisins in salad bowl. For dressing, blend mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, salt and celery seeds. Toss lightly with salad. Garnish with plum slices. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Marion vote confusing The Reilitir'i Iowa News Service MARION, IA. — Confusion has resulted from the outcome of a special election held here Tuesday in which voters were asked to consider proposed changes in the form of city government. One question which called for three revisions was approved 411 to 280. But also on the bal- question on the present mayor-council-manager form of lot was a second whether to retain WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Birth control pills increase the risk of heart attacks, and women over 40 should be urged to use some other form of contraception, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told the nation's doctors. In its July-August Drug Bulletin mailed this week to 650,000 health professionals, the FDA said two recent British studies "strongly suggest that oral contraceptive users are at greater risk of developing coronary thrombosis than nonusers." The FDA said it plans to revise oral contraceptive labeling to reflect an expert advisory committee's that women recommendation over 40 be made aware of the higher risk and be urged not to take birth control pills. The British studies, one involving nonfatal heart attacks and the other 'fatal heart attacks, found that the risk of heart attack is betwen 2.7 and 2.8 times higher for women aged 30-39 who take oral con- traceptives and between 5.7 and 4.7 higher in the 40-44 age group of pill users. "Based on the above studies the average over-all annual additional risk of developing a fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarction (heart attack) for all women taking oral contraceptives is about 1 per 1,000 in users over the age of 40," the FDA said. The risk becomes even higher, the FDA said, if birth control pill users also have a history of cigarette smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity or high cholesterol. The British case control studies involved separate groups of women of about the same age, socio-economic status and health, with the only difference being that one group used oral contraceptives and the other did not. An estimated 50 million women around the world are believed to be taking oral contraceptives. About 10 million in the United States use the pill regularly. $121,000 study on smoking pot, watching porno flicks WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The federal government has spent $121,000 to determine how smoking marijuana affects the sexual arousal of male college students watching pornographic movies, Senator William Proxmire (Dem., Wis.) said Wednesday. The results of the study apparently are not in, but Proxmire cited it as an example of waste by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Proxmire issued a statement critical of four other taxpayer- financed studies authorized by the institute. Robert L. DuPont, director of the institute, said the five projects mentioned by Proxmire represent less than one per cent of'the agency's research efforts. "Any study judged by its title and taken out of context might readily create the concern the senator DuPont, has expressed," said He added that when considered as part of the agency's total research, each project "makes an important con- government and it was also j tribution to our better under- passed 376 to 294. A simple ma-j jority was needed for passage of each proposal. The changes approved call for giving the mayor a vote on the council, electing council members for four-year instead of two-year terms and allowing all residents to vote for candidates for council even though they would still be nominated from wards. i City officials said they will |seek legal clarification of the (election results. standing of drug abuse and how to prevent it." DuPont said four of the five projects respond to a congressional directive to conduct extensive marijuana research and report annually to Congress. The four other studies criticized by Proxmire are: • $363,000 to find wheher marijuana smoking makes it easier for a person to be hypnotized. •$80,000 to measure how marijuana and alcohol affect a FREE '/2 DOZEN DONUTS. WHEN YOU BUY A DOZEN DOMUTS AT THE REGULAR PRICE. AND USE THIS COUPON. MONDAY, AUGUST 25th THRU FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th The only thing better than a dozen Dunkin' Donuts is i'i Dozen Dunkin' Donuts Free. That's the deal when you bring in this coupon. person's ability to recognize smiles, scowls and other facial expressions. •$275,000 to study the use of qat, a stimulant obtained by chewing the leaves of a bush found in North Yemen. • $174,000 to study sociocul- tural aspects of marijuana use by the Zulus of South Africa. Bomb in British bar injures 23 LONDON, ENGLAND (AP) — A bomb exploded Wednesday night in a bar packed with off- duty British soldiers in Cater- tiam, a garrison town near London, wounding at least 23 persons, police said. Hospital spokesmen said at least three of the injuries were serious. There was no immediate report of fatalities. A police spokesman said the bomb went off in the Caterham Arms bar, crowded with about 100 customers including a score of troopers. Barmaid Kitty Stone told newsmen: "I saw two soldiers with legs blown off." PENNSYLVANIA HIT BY STRIKE CHARLESTON. W.VA. (AP) — A wildcat miners' strike spread farther Wednesday, leaving some 50.000 idle in (He Appalachian coal fields as it hit a fifth state — Pennsylvania — for the first time. The United Mine Workers ( U M W ) union and federal courts have both ordered a return to work after nearly three weeks of picketing, but in vain. The strike began in southern West Virgina two weeks ago as a local protest of a miner's suspension and delays in getting him a hearing. As it spread, its focus broadened to include such questions as miners' rights to strike over local issues. Reasons for Spread Even in areas where local issues are not in dispute now, the walkout has spread either out of sympathy for tftrWest Virginia miners or out of reluctance to cross lines set up by visiting picketers. In West Virginia, some 42,000 of the state's 50,000 miners were idle Wednesday. Tn. Pennsylvania, some 1,000 miners were idled by picketing at two mines in Greene County, and another 1.600 UMW members failed to report io two mines in Cambria County. Letters Sent Sources said UMW officials in the area received letters asking them to walk out in sympathy with the West Virginia strikers. Greene County borders West Virginia and John DeBaisc, president of UMW District 4, said the picketers there were strangers. But he would not talk about whether he thought they were from West Virginia. A walkout apparently in sympathy for the West Virginians idled about BOO miners near Birmingham, Ala. Another 2.500 stayed out in eastern Kentucky, as did 3,000 • in southwestern Virginia. The strike's effects have included layoffs of some coal- hauling railway crews and of clerical workers in West Virginia. Meanwhile, federal court proceedings continued in Charleston as coal companies sought enforcement of restraining orders against the strike. A number of UMW locals and several individual miners already have been fined for strike activity, and one miner is in jail. Johnston school pays $1,700 in pregnancy tase LINDA HEINEN The Johnston School Board has paid Linda Heinen $1,700 in a negotiated settlement of her 1972 civil rights complaint over the board's refusal to let her teach during the final months of her pregnancy. The settlement covers portions of back pay, sick pay and hospitaliza- t i o n benefits which Heinen claimed she would have received had the school board allowed her to teach until within two weeks of the delivery of her baby on Oct. 23, 1972. Heinen, 27, resigned her teaching job at Johnston following the birth of her second child last January. She now lives in Newton where her husband, Louis, is midwest sales representative for a paint company. Cites Ruling; "It would have been nice to get the complete $2,700 (the total amount to which she estimates she was entitled)," the former elementary art teacher •added. But, she said she accepted the settlement to avoid further prolonging the case. Johnston Schools Supt. Louis Fries tad said the school board, on the advice of its attorney, decided to negotiate a settlement with Heinen following a precedent-setting Iowa Supreme Court ruling, last March in a similar case involving two Cedar Rapids teachers. The high court, in a 5 to 0 decision, ruled that pregnant teachers are entitled to sick pay benefits while off the job for maternity leave. The court also said school pregnancy policies that arbitrarily require a teacher to quit teaching at a certain point in her pregnancy violate the Iowa Civil Rights Act. The $1,700 settlement then was negotiated between Asst. A11 y. Gen. Roxanne Conlin, representing the Civil Rights Commission, and Des Moines attorney Lee Gaudineer, who represented the school board in the case. The settlement was approved at the school board's meeting last week. New Policy F r i e s t a d said the school board has adopted a new teadh- er-pregnancy policy that generally provides that a pregnant teacher is to notify her principal early in her pregnancy ind, in consultation with her doctor, get up dates for her maternity leave and for her return to teaching following the birth of her baby. He said the school board also now will pay accrued sick leave benefits to teachers on maternity leave, in line with the Supreme Court ruling. . Under its former policy requiring a teacher to quit teaching afer the fifth month of pregnancy, the Johnston School Board; refused to allow Heinen to begin teaching at the start of the 197273 school year because her baby was due in October. lowan charged under stock act WASHINGTON, D.C. - Don Sorensen, a hog buyer from Goldfield, la., has been charged with—violating— financial—pay-^ ment and record-keeping requirements of the Packers and Stockyards Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)said. The USDA charged in an administrative complaint (hat "So* "•. rensen operated as a market agency and dealer while his liabilities exceeded his assets; that he issued insufficient funds- checks for more than $68,500 worth of hogs purchased from a Minnesota firm; that he failed to pay for more than $1,86,000 worth of hogs purchased from Iowa and Minnesota firms and that he failed to maintain sufficient accounts and records to disclose his livestock transactions. Filing of the complaint does not prove that Sorensen has violated the Packers and Stock-, yards Act. He has a right to a hearing to determine if the evl-. dence supports the charges., ":. :";;':" First Frankoma Donkey Mug 00 ..* See our large display of Collector Plates, Figurines and Gifts. Mailed prepaid. Add 3% sales tax. Wil Alp ... I Only, Me, 6— 94c.Add3%to(n>«. MAXINE'S LTD. 6579 University Ph. 276-7204 SAVE KK ON "2 SCOOT RAISI FORTIFIED WITH K ESSENTIAL VITAMINS *** & IRON fer. 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