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™ • » Aug. 31,1975 • DBS MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER/ S\ MGISTBR PHOTO BY THOMAS HOOPER Howard Heemstra, 78, work* in his beautiful, rolling bean field aonth of Indianola. This photo was taken on a tunny Iowa day in Jaly. Israel ask Congress to permit U.S. role in Sinai «• ,...'. -- . " • •,'•!!'• JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (AP) — Israel and Egypt, nearing agreement on a nonaggresston pact, both appealed Saturday to the U.S. Congress to authorize American surveillance teams to help maintain peace in the Sinai Desert. , ' But some 2,000 demonstrators gathered in central Jerusalem, waving placards that said the proposed agreement would endanger Israel's security. Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon, in a state radio niter- view, said the agreement would serve/American interests and "it is not too much to .ask America to contribute in order to give extra confidence to both sides." \ 200 Technicians It is believed that under the agreement, about 200 American technicians would man electronic surveillance posts between the Egyptian and Israeli lines. U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, shuttling between Jerusalem and Alexandria, Egypf/in pursuit of the pact, has sam U.S. congressional approval would be required to provide the American teams. Earlier, in Alexandria, Tab- seen Bashir, the Egyptian, government spokesman, told new* men: "We would like to have Congress pass American technicians to help bring a step of stabilization." Still at Odds Bash|r also said Egypt and Israel are still at odds over the precise lines their forces, will take up. He described them as "technical aspects of where the forces are, how they move where, the..UrN. forces go. . . defining on the ground how things will be" when Israel pulls back the 12 to 30 miles from the Suez Canal. Kissinger, after conferring with Sadat, flew back for a late night session with the Israeli negotiating team. While the. Israeli cabinet meets today, ,he plans to return to Alexandria again to'resume discussions. While all parties still seemed optimistic about prospects, dinner Allon had scheduled for Kissinger and his entourage tonight is no longer considered a farewell gesture. Israeli sources said he may make another stop here later on. U.S. officials said Kissinger is 'actively considering" passing up his scheduled speech Monday to the U.N. General Assembly in order to press ahead in the Mideast. Key Congress Role The accord is completely conditional on congressional support, a senior U.S. official said. In the final protocols, he said, the United Statei will reserve the right to unilaterally withdraw the technicians and sup- 'r^4*rsoaiie|^nnjder specified To Assure Congress FOR PARAFFIN HEAT THERAPY AT HOME for numb MM. (fetrtto lor penmts 1 uy. {69.95 (includes supply of Theraffin® wax) ft* tlolt In — FOI 0* Molntt SAL! ft RENTALS . See Us For All Your MEDICARE Needs. AutherliMl twrtit *~J*nnln|»P«*l«r HOCKENBER6 Hospital Supply Company 2nd & Walnut— 288-4602 Des Moines, Iowa 50309 These assurances appear designed to head of f congressional apprehensions that Kissfflgcr may have overcommitted the United States in his closed talks with Israeli arid Egyptian leaders. Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana and others have voiced reservations about sending Americans to the area. - .. "',• . .''••• •='• '' However, soundings taken by the White House indicate Congress will go along. U.S. officials said that while there will be an initial signing of the draft by Israel and Egypt, the United States will not endorse the pact — and it will not be implemented — until after the House and Senate •vote. Plea to Waldheim In other Mideast news, seven former U.S. ambassadors have asked U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim Saturday to restrain members from seeking to deprive Israel of its U.N. membership. The ambassadors told Waldheim, "Such action will cause irreparable damage to the United Nations itself." And in Lebanon, Moslim and Christian factions renewed their battles with machine guns and rockets in two neighboring towns and in Beirut suburbs, police said. Libertarians name presidential candidate NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) Roger MacBride, a Charlottesville," Vt(., attorney, Saturday was nominated by the Libertarian Party as its presidential candidate in 1976. The Libertarian Party, founded in 1971, relieves that individuals have the absolute right to exercise control over their own life, liberty and property, as long as they respect the same rights in others. China pushes use of solar energy ® AffiK* Princt-Pr*M. HONG KONG - Peking is now popularizing the use of solar energy in the city and coun tryside, China News Service re ported Saturday. Recently the Peking Technical Exchange Center organized a citywide seminar on the use of solar energy. A committee prepared patterns of solar boilers, publi cizing their usage, the domestic news agency said. New ftrtnfcQter! Color photograph in gold-finish charm BOTH ONLY $][99 No age limit! Couples, parents, family groups welcome! PLUS SxlOcolor photograph We take the portrait, then you tret one print of the bust pose mounted in the gold charm and one print f or framing. Your choice of poses. Reasonable prices for additional por*_ ti-aits — no obligation to buy. Offer limited: two per family, one per subject. Charm' available for individuals and groups of up to 3 persons only. Groups at $1.25 for each additional person. $2.99 for additional subjects photographed individually. No appointment necessary. This Week Only AMES SEPT. 2-4 HOURS: TUBS. 10-6 Wed. & Than. 10-8 - Lunch 2-3 P.M. MARSHALLTOWN SEPT. 5-6 HOURS: Fri. 10-8; Sat. 9:30-5:30 Lunch 2-3 PM Photographer'* hours: Fri 10-8; Sat. 9:30-5:30; Luach hour 2-3 p,u. DES MOINES SEPT. 2-6 PhotoartpMr honre 8lor« optninf until on* hour prior to atom elociaf. Lunch hour; 3-3 PJf. Some Iowa cities surprised by special census results By WILLIAM SIMBRO RMIf Nr Stiff Wriitr CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. - Dismayed Cedar Rapids city officials, evaluating the results of a recent special population census, are wondering whether the bother and expense were worth it. Iowa's second largest city and the state's "boom city" of the 1950s and 1960s — when it was growing by about 2,000 persons a year — Cedar Rapids recorded a 1970 census figure of 110,642. City officials expected this summer's special census to raise the figure to between 115,000 and 116,000. But the preliminary report from the U.S. Census Bureau released Aug. 12 shows the special head-count turned up 108,889 persons — a 1.6 per cent decrease of 1,753. Uncounted Persons City officials have since sent in more than 300 names of persons not counted. Stories of whole apartment buildings or whole blocks not counted have floated around city hall. Census officials insist they use the same procedures in special censuses as the ones conducted every 10 years to insure accuracy. Though the $62,000 cost of the census is, in effect, lost, city officials have told the census takers not to certify the special census. This means Cedar Rapids will continue to collect state and federal fundings on the basis of the higher 1970 figures. Missed Goals Nearby Marion last year hoped to get extra funding, thinking its 1970 population of 18,028 had grown by 2,000 or more persons. The special census turned up only 162 more. Johnson County last year took a special census in the expectation that the county as a whole would have more than 75,000 residents (it did) and Iowa City more than 50,000 (it didn't). The hoped-for figures would have qualified the county as a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area, bringing with it various advantages in relation to the federal government. A growth of 3,000 to 5,000 over Iowa City's 1970 population of 46,850 was expected, but the 1974 tally was only 47,744, a 1.9 per cent increase. Others Dropped No town spends money on a special census unless 'city officials are pretty sure results more than pay for the census in extra state and federal money. But a statistical study has shown that at least three other cities showed declines in the special census. They were Charles xCity, Humboldt and University Heights, an Iowa City suburb, which led with a 6.6 per cent drop since the regular census. David Hammond, community development specialist for the Cedar Rapids Area Extension Office of Iowa State University, began a study of 53 special censuses and cautioned cities thinking about a special census. Educated Guess Traditionally, one takes the number of new housing units or water meters, postal delivery stops or the like and multiply it by a selected average house' hold size and get a pretty good guess on population growth. In the 22 cities for which Hammond could get age group figures, he found that the number of children under age five was down 13.1 per cent from the 1970 census and the 5 to 9 age group was down 11.7 per cent. "This is'the thing that has led us astray,"Uammond says. Hammond found in the special census communities that small towns are growing much faster than larger cities. The most dramatic growth was in the bedroom communities near large cities. For Instance, Bondurant, northeast of Des Moines, registered a 172 per cent growth over its 1970 population of 462. Other comparable were registered in Camancne. Norwalk, Carlisle, Altoona, DeSoto, Huxley, Van Meter, Sergeant Bluff, Asbury, North Liberty and Shueyville. Hammond found these ation" cities 12 "special sihi- grew an average of 32 per cent in the special censuses. More significantly he found this growth pattern in the other 41 Iowa cities that have taken special censuses since 1970: • The 16 towns under 1,000 population grew an average' of 9.6 per cent. • The 10 between 1,000 and 2,500 population grew an average of 6.1 per cent. • The nine between 2,5*0 and 10,000 population grew an average of 3.8 per cent. • The six over 10,000 population grew an average of 2.2 per cent. Question on Funds Hammond said the change in age group patterns has led him to wonder about such state funds as road use tax money funds repopulation and liquor profits turned on a raw basis. Hammond said he doesn't know how many other Iowa cities are thinking about conducting a special census. For those who haven't done it, he hopes they will remember Cedar Rapids' $62,000 lesson and will remember that the old formulas based on average household size are apparently out the window. Waterloo began taking a special census last week. * ** •^••t i * * * ft * * * ft ft ft * * ft k k k k k k k k k k k k * k k k k k k k k k k The Freedom 1 Train I Is Coming September 16th thru 21st Holiday Park at Railroad Ave. West Des Moines, Iowa Order-Tickets Now. Iowa's Greatest Bicentennial Event TICKETORDERFORAA American Freedom Train September 16 through 21 ft * ft * P.O. Box 1776 West DesMoines. 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