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

Des Moines, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 29, 1969
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CRANE'S BOOM KILLS IOWAN (The Register's Iowa News Service) ROCKWELL CITY. IA. - A 19-year-old Waterloo youth was killed Monday when he was struck by the boom of a crane during a dredging operation on a lake north of here. Authorities said Wayne Ahrenholz died instantly of a fractured skull and broken neck. It was the fourth Ahrenholz family tragedy in recent years. TWO of the victim's uncles have died in industrial accidents and his sister took her own life last year. Ahrenholz, a student at Wartburg College at Waverly where lie would have been a sophomore, was working for the summer for his grandfather's company, the Oscar Ahrenholz and Sons Excavating Co. of Waterloo. Culhoun County Sheriff Lc- roy Morgan gave this account of the accident: Ahrenholz was standing on a | pontoon in front of a dredging i barge which was anchored in North Twin Lake, about 7 miles north of here. The dredging crane was unattended. Suddenly a gear or locking 1 device holding up the crane's boom came loose and it smashed down on top of the youth, knocking him into the water. 4 He was pulled from the water immediately by fellow workers but had been killed outright. The series of family tragedies began in August, 1953, when an uncle, Henry Ahrenholz, then 31, died of injuries received in a welding shop explosion. In 1961, the boy's father, Andrew, narrowly escaped death when he was buried in a ditch cave-in in Waterloo. Fellow workers dug him out and revived him. In October, 1967, another uncle, Marion. 39, drowned in the Cedar River in Waterloo when he slipped off an icy pipe during a dredging operation. He had been working with his brother in the 1961 cave-in but escaped being buried. In January, 1968, Karen Ahrenholz, 20, was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. Surviving Wayne Ahrenholz are his parents, grandparents and a brother. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Kerns Dykeman Funeral Home in Waterloo. New Roadblocks in Drive for Extension of Income Surtax WIREPHOTO (AP) Sinclair Gets 10 Years Ann Arbor, Mich., hippie leader John A. Sinclair, 27, is wrestled out of the courtroom by an unidentified officer after he was sentenced to 9'/z to 10 years by Recorders Judge Robert J. Colombo Monday in Detroit, Mich. Sinclair was found guilty Friday of his third narcotics violation. Sinclair will be sent to Southern Michigan Prison at Jackson. 1st Tropical Storm Of Season Growing MIAMI, FLA. (REUTERS) Anna, the season's first tropical storm, was spawned Monday in the Atlantic and is expected to grow into a hurricane within the next 24 to 36 hours, the National Hurricane Center here RAIL OUSTER ANGERS RIDERS NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) The president of the Long Is- and Rail Road (L.I.R.R.) was eased out of his job Monday in an effort to appease commuters, increasingly angry over he deteriorating service on the heavily-traveled line. Long Island politicians and some railroad passenger groups had demanded the ouster of William J. Ronan, chairman of the state's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the line. Instead, it was Frank Aikman. jr., 59, a veteran of 33 years with the L.I.R.R., who 5ot the axe. He sat glumly at a news conference where Ronan announced his "voluntary retirement" as $50,000 a president of the railroad. Aikman's successor is Walter L. Schlager, jr., 51, a civil engineer with a background in subway and bus operations. He has been with the New York City Transit Authority for 15 years, and an executive officer for the past 15 months. Immediate reaction to the shakeup came from Nathan M. reported. The storm was lo- By Frank C. Porter © The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. - White House hopes for extension of ;he income tax surcharge another year - the keystone of its war ontinflation — encountered these fresh frustrations Monday: —A single objection blocked a House vote on continuing present withholding rates, geared to the surtax, another 15 days beyond their scheduled expiration at midnight Thursday. —Senate Majority leader Mike Mansfield said the surtax "would be most difficult tq revive" if the withholding rates do die. —A surprisingly large federal surplus of $3.1 billion in the fiscal year just ended — against estimates of only $900 million two months ago — was seen as taking some of the edge off administration arguments for the surtax. Mansfield's hint that the Sen. ate might just let the higher withholding rates die was the basis of an objection by Repre- s e n t a t i v e Wayne L. Hays (Dem., Ohio), to a vote on the 15-day extension. House mem bers have become very touchy in recent years about com milting themselves on a sens! tive issue likely to alienate the voters back home only to have the Senate let the matter lapse without a vote. Seeks Clearance Chairman Wilbur D. Mills o the House Ways and Mean Committee, which unanimouslj approved the withholding exten eek clearance for the measure rom the Rules Committee this morning, which could pave the ray for a floor vote in the aft- >rnoon. In order to expedite the bill, Mills had sought tg bypass the Rules Committee and bring it directly to the floor for a vote Monday. But such action requires unanimous consent. Representative Hale Boggs Dem., La.), No. 2 Democrat on Ways and Means, indicated Monday that he will press to raise the present personal in come tax exemptions from the ongstanrting $600 each to $1,000 r. two yearly steps rather than over five years as originally iroposed. Since this would result in an ultimate revenue loss of at east $8 billion annually, it appeared that curbs on tax preferences in the bill may produce •onsiderablv more net revenue than the $2 billion to $4 billion commonly projected. The surtax itself expired June 30, but Congress extended the withholding rates in anticipation of renewing it retroactively. The White House bill, passed in the House and now stalled in the Senate, would extend the 10- pcr-cent surcharge through Dec. 31 and then continue it thiough next June 30 at 5 per cent. The bill would also repeal the 7 per cent investment tax cret it, postpone by a year sched uled reductions in telephon and auto excise taxes, and remove 2.1 million poor familie evice of a minimum income llowfence. Even if the withholding ex- ension clears the House today t fai-es trouble in the Senate, s Mansfield suggested Mon- dav. 1 Steam Out The Senate Democratic Polly Committee has insisted that no action be taken on the surtax extender until "mean- ngful" tax reform also reaches he full Senate. Mansfield and his supporters not only question lie effectiveness of the surtax as an anti-inflationary-weapon, nit fear that all the steam will out of the impetus for tax •eform if the surtax .extender >asses first. The hone among surtax superiors now is that a far-rang- ng reform bill, on which the House Ways and Means Com < by the full House next Wednesday and sent to the Senate be< fore the Aug. 13 recess. Should the withholding extension be enacted, the question was raised Monday if the bill could be flown to Mr. Nixon 10 that his signature conld make It law before the Thursday midnight deadline, at which time he will be in New DelM, India. Congressional sources indicated the question is academ- rriittee taking can be formal passec since If congressional action is completed, employers will coniir.ue present withholding schedules past the deadlirte in (anticipation of the President's signature. There was speculation that they might do so any- vay, even if congressional action is delayed by as much as a week. CHANGE FOR THE BEST LONDON, ENGLAND (AP) - A number of doctors attending the First International Symposium on Gender Identity «aid sex-change surgery imjpvea the life of the patient In Rochester, Minnesota: Just 2K blocks from the Mayo Clinte: The New Sheraton-Hochester. The first new hWel in Rochester in 48 years. Heated indoor pool. Dancing and entertainment at the sixteenth-floor Top of the Rock Lounge; fine food at the Falstaff Dining Room and Pavilion Coffee House. Lanal Suites surround the pool. Color TV in every room. Many rooms with two double beds; children free when sharing a room with parents. Singles start at only ^ $13. Free Clinic Transportation. Fer Insured - tl Reservations here or at any Sheraton In the world: In De*MolnM,call2S2->774. ?20 SOUTH MOAMMV WWATON MOTELS »NO MOTOR \HtK. * «O»LO*IO£ SCftVICt OF IK Sheraton-Rochesler immKmmmmmmmM**H^mBmmmmmmmmmmm!iimHitwimmLtmm,,,mm*m, i...,.~™-.~~.,.....~. HONG KONG CUSTOM TAILORS 4 DAYS ONLY Tuesday, Jt1y 21 tkrv Sunday, Aufiiit 3 R. KELLY OF 101'$ CUSTOM TAILORS Showmt his Display of New Collection of Ladles' « n . d0 <J« nt Jf'"? any ? Custom-Tailored Outfits of 1949 Fashion Show. Also on <>J&iay • Beaded Sweaters/ Dresses/ 3-Pc. Knit Suits, Hanaoags, oioves, etC. _.. _ _ . mtmmmw* • AVIfteA^VIAU 1 CUIVT CDEE. ON I Cashlner. jachet»-And Many Mora 5.00 49.00 39.00 ime. it. R, Kelly, Holiday Inn South 2101 Fltur Dr, ^ iv . f DM Molnai, Iowa Til. 283-1T M PleastWrite for Free Catalog to: Bob'i Cnstom Tailors, K.P.O. Box 6781, Kowloon Hong Kong ~ - — - Klein, president of the North Shore Commuters Association who declared: "The wrong man held the press conference and the wrong man was let go or retired. We commuters feel that Governor (Nelson) Rockefeller should have held the conference and that Dr. should have been replaced." As to whether he had considered retiring himself, said, "I have not." Denies U Thant Will Resign © The Washington Polt UNITED NATIONS, N.Y — To deny diplomatic speculation that United Nations Secretary General U Thant may resign in a few months, a U.N. spokesman said Monday that Thant plans to remain through the end of 1971. Ambassadorial specul a t i o n had been aroused by the imminent transfer of Thant's chef de cabinet, C. V. Narasimhan, to be deputy administrator of the U.N. development program, I ~ ~ and by frustrations besetting lOWOn at Meeting the secretary general. nffTS Attnmpv* i • i i \^f i ^^ »t*f t 4l^»tL^*r' •Bv_7 < 9 The spokesman said lie was authorized to state that Thant Allen L. Donielson, U.S. Athas no intention of resigning; torney for the southern district and plans to serve for the re- ': of Iowa, is attending a week- mainder of his term. long orientation conference for new United States attorneys in Washington, D.C. this week. _, „ " |. • , Speakers at the conference in/ he CommonU>eaif/lj c i uc ie Postmaster General Win- NEW DELHI, INDIA (REU-j ton Blount, Chief Justice ol the TERS) — Members of both ! Supreme Court Warren E. Bur- sides of the Legislature de- ger and Undersecretary of manded Monday that India quit State Elliott L. Richardson, the British Commonwealth be- — cause of a British decision to TOURIST LOSS Demand India Quit introduce tariffs on cotton textile imports from India in 1972. There also were calls for impo- LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (AP) Zambia reports the number of, tourists was down last year to cated about 1,800 miles east- from the tax rolls through th sion late last week, said he will outheast of Puerto Rico sition of retaliatory tariffs on a quarter of the total in 1965 — British goods. i from 22,000 to 6,000. ~ YESTERDAY, THE HARRY LOWERY FAMILY, 1500 HACKLEY, DES MOINES, SPENT 87 CENTS ON ELECTRICITY. Here's what they got for their money: 1 deep freeze to freeze for 24 hours 4 clocks to tell time for 24 hours 2 color television sets to watch for 3 hours 1 dishwasher to wash for 45 minutes 2 doorbells to ring for 6 seconds 1 oven to bake for 2 hours 1 garbage disposal to grind for 3 minutes 4 radios to listen to for 2 hours 1 mixer to blend for 7 minutes 1 dryer to dry for 1 hour ...and lots, lots more-all for 87 cents. Know what else? In 1959, Mr. Lowery would have paid $1.0417 cents more-per day for the same amount of electricity. It's a pretty big bargain, isn't it? YOU GET A LOT OF ENERGY FOR A PENNY FROM AND LIGHT COMPANY f

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