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   Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - September 5, 1971, Waterloo, Iowa                             MINUTE Sign on doctor's office: "The doctor is on vacation. Stop smoking, eat sensi- wy-and stop by again in month." in 1835 FIRST WITH THE Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, September 5. Sections MONDAY'S WEATHER Mostly Sunny Complete weather forecast, pogs 2 25 Cents Ray Appeals Iowa's Lost Road Funds AMES (1DPA) The stale ot Iowa is appealing Secretary ol Transportation John Volpe's decision to withhold 10 per cent of Iowa's apportionment of Federal Highway Funds because the legislature has not enacted legislation controlling Ijillboards, and junkyards along the states primary road system. In a letter to Sec. Volpc. Governor Robert D. Ray said .such action, which in Iowa losing a minimum of 6.5 million dollars, would "im- pose a great hardship" on the state. Ray noted that such legisla- tion has been introduced in the Iowa legislature and has been made a special order for con- sideration next January. Some law makers thought by keeping the issue hanging the Federal Government would not step in and impose the 10 per cent penalty. However, Volpe did send Iowa a letter threatening to withhold highway funds for fiscal year 1973. Iowa had 60 days to respond and Governor Ray almost used the entire period before ap- pealing the decision to Volpe. If that failed, the state could contest'the order in the Federal Courts. A number of other states have also been threatened with loss of highway funds for failing to enact similar legislation. These include Florida. Georgia, In- diana, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas. It's estimated it would take 30 million dollars to purchase billboard rights within 660 feet of the nearest edge of the right of way and to control junk yards along Iowa's primary road system "with the Federal Government putting up 75 per cent of the money. The legislature already has enacted a law controlling bill- boards along the interstate system. LA PORTE of a City" centennial celebration par- ade yesterday was interrupted by rain, but continued after the show with Lani Jo Gill, University of Iowa "Golden leading the high school band. Today's activities include a community worship service, a picnic, helicopter rides, band (Courier Phoio by Jim Humphrey) concert, swim show and antique show. Tomorrow a flight breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. at Nichols airport and a Maggie and Jiggs contest. At 2 p.m. a Polka Band will play and the Jaycee-Ettes will sponsor a "Famous Person" Auction. Chinese En voys Called Home For Nixon Visit LONDON (AP) Premier Chou-En-lai has summoned key Red Chinese envoys home from abroad to help prepare for President Nixon's coming visit, senior diplomats disclosed yes- terday. Informants also reported Chou submitted a list during July of eight themes his.gov- ernment wants to discuss with the President. These themes were said to range from the Vietnam war and the implications for Asia of Hickenlooper Dies in Sleep WASHINGTON (AP) For- mer Sen. Bourke B. Hickenloo- per of Iowa, a Republican, died yesterday in his sleep during a visit to Shelter Island, N.Y. He was 75. Hickenlooper, who spent 24 years in the Senate and who served one term as his state's governor, maintained his resi- dence in Washington. He did not seek re-election to the Sen- ate in 1968. Friends of Hickenlooper said he complained Friday night of not feeling well. He was, exam- ined by a doctor and retired early and was found dead at a.m. AEC Investigator Hickenlooper. the ranking Re- publican on the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, sparked an investigation in 1949 of the Atomic Energy Commis- sion. He charged the then AEC chairman, David E. Lilienthal, with "incredible mis- management." Hickenlooper also complained that, the com- mission had been too lax in se- curity measures. A committee majority dis-' agreed with him and Hickenloo- pcr termed the reports a "whitewash." Hickenlooper showed deep in- terest in atomic energy legisla- tion from the time he went to Congress in 1944 and became the chief GOP spokesman on the subject. Science always in- terested him, although lie was a lawyer by training. Foreign Relations He was notable too as a rank- ing member of me Senate For- eign Relations Committee and 'sponsor of an amendment that restricted expropriation of See DIES Continued on page 2, col. 5 the Nixon doctrine on the U.S. military role in Far Eastern waters and Formosa. No Agenda Yet Washington and Peking are still exchanging thoughts on the agenda for the coming Nixon- Chou encounter through nels opened as a consequence of presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger's secret journey to China during July. Just what channels are being used, anil whether they are direct or through third parties, remained a secret. Kissinger was clearly told that party Chairman Mao Tse- tung fully backs the Nixon vis- it, but does not expect it to lead swiftly to a normalization of Chinese-American relations, the sources said. The informants declined to be identified. They are, however, in close and regular contact with the Chinese diplomatic mission in London. They reported Chou took time out to advise Kissinger of Mao's thoughts on the Nixon visit, evidently on Mao's or- ders. The substance of Mao's mess9ge to through Chou to Kissinger at the start of their third and final session in to this: Expects No Miracles "Chairman Mao expects no miracles to come from a meet- ing with President Nixon. "Such a meeting is not an end In itself. "Its success will depend on certain concrete actions carried out beforehand by the United States." Chinese diplomatic author- ities here would provide no ad- ditional information about the nature of the "concrete ac- tions" to which Mao was said to have referred. It was stressed, that Peking has set no conditions for the visit, but has a clear idea of conditions that would make it a success. Clearly one development would improve the air between Washington and Peking: Ing's admission to the United Nations as representative for all China. Conversly, if the Nixon ad- ministration managed to block Peking's entry it would hardly help make the presidential mis- sion a diplomatic triumph. The informants did not identi- fy the 19 heads of Chinese dip- lomatic missions summoned See VISIT Continued on page 2, col. S Jetliner Crashes in Alaska Kills 109 inCKENLOOPER JUNEAU, Alaska, (AP) A jetliner carrying 109 persons crashed into mountain yesterday while approaching for a landing here. All aboard died, officials said, making it the worst single aircraft disaster in United States history. "There are no survivors." said1 James P. Wellington, dep- uty Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety. Eight Minutes to Go The Boeing 727, Alaska Ail-- lines Flight 1866, crashed at the level of the Chilkoot Mountains in the Tongass Na- tional Forest eight minutes be fore it was due to land at west. Wellington said the plane broke into pieces but did not burn. "It apparently crashed into a sheer wall of said Robert Giersdorf, Alaska Air- lines vice president. Heavy Rain There was heavy rain from a low, overcast sky near Juneau Municipal Airport at the time but the Federal Aviation Ad- ministration Flight Service Center said the weather in the exact area of the crash at the time was "generally quite good" The center said there were broken clouds and some overcast but the visibility was fairly good. In this area of rugged, sheer- wall mountains, the weather can very markedly from one side of a mountain to another. Lacks Equipment Juneau Municipal Air- The port does not have an in- strument landing system with both a glide slope device to tell a pilot if his plane strays from the proper approach angle and a localizer to line up the in- coming plane with the center of the runway. FAA officials said Juneau has not installed ILS because of the geography which necessitates incoming planes to make a dog- leg approach. Juneau's airport does have, FAA officials said, a localizer- type device which lines up an approaching aircraft with a cut in the peninsuala. Once through the cut, the aircraft roust de- pend on a lighting system to guide it visually to the runway. To determine his altitude, the pilot must relay on his cockpit altimeter. Officials said the Alaska Air- lines flight did not make it through the cut. It was not immediately known if the plane had come close enough to be using Juneau's localizer-type device. Rebuke Six Companies Move to Disallow Dividend Increases WASHINGTON fAP.t Six companies which reportedly have increased dividends were rebuked yesterday by the Cost of Living Council and called on to explain their actions. It was the first such adminis- tration move to curb dividend increases which were not spe- cifically prohibited in President Nixon's wage-price freeze or- omission repeatedly at- tacked by unions and Demo- cratic politicians. Paul W. McCracken, acting chairman of the COLC, told the firms in a telegram the council "takes a serious view of any change in dividend rates that would be inconsistent with the President's program" Asked to Explain The presidents of the firms were asked to meet with the council Tuesday "to explain the circumstances surrounding. your reported action." The telegrams were sent to Yale A. Blank, president, Mar- tin Yale Industries, Inc., Chi- cago, Hi., Charles L. Coughlin, president, Briggs and Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, Wis.; Victor Posner, chairman and presi- dent, National Propane Corp., New Hyde Park, N.Y.: Louis Pozez, president. Volume Shoe Corp.. Topeka, Kan.; Ernest A. Siemssen, president and chief executive, Selas Corp. of Amer- ica, Dresher, Pa., and Max Wettstein, president Florida Telephone Corp., Ocala, Fla. The telegram dispatched over McCracken's signature, said: "It has been reported that your company has declared dividends exceeding the rate that was in effect prior io Aug. 15, 1971. It has further been re- ported that you1 believe special circumstances caused this ac- tion to be taken. The Cost of Living Council takes a serious view of any change in dividend rates that would be inconsistent with the President's program. "We request that you meet with members of the Council at p.m. on Tuesday, Septem- ber 7, 1971, in Room 800. 1717 H St., NW, Washington, B.C. to explain the circumstances sur- rounding your reported action." The action climaxed a week which produced some gloomy A UNIQUE community of black pioneers settled in Fayette County 120 years ago. One of the few visible remnants is a rural cemetery near Fayette. Story and photos on page 33. WIVES OF football coaches may not share the spotlight, but they share the long hours and late meals of their husbands. Pictures and story on page 25. WATERLOO VOTERS will go to the polls Tuesday to determine whether the dry will lease a civic center called Conway Square to be built by a private organization. Stories on pages 9 and 10; sketch on page 9. NOTRE DAME edges Nebraska for the number one position in the Associated Press pre-season football poll. See story page 17. Cedar Falls .............35 Classified Advertising Considine Column .......5 Editorial .................4 Farm News Home and Garden ....30.31 Jeane Dixon Horoscope .5 Markets Metropolitan Deaths .....10 Northeast Iowa Sports Television ...............38 Theaters ..............38.29 Women's Pages economic news but which found the Nixion administration con- tinuing to look on the bright side of the picture. The Bureau of Labor Statis- tics warned the official cost-of- living figures may rise despite the wage-price-rent freeze. This sobering note came against a background of continued high unemployment and a continued rise in wholesale prices, both disclosed last week. In spite of the setbacks, the White House said letters and general public response show the American public generally backs President Nixon's freeze and is "accepting some hard- ships." The administration was heartened by word from Detroit that U.S. new car sale's for the final 10 days of August are up some 20 per cent over the same period of last year. The freeze went into effect Aug. 15. Car Sales Boom "Buyer confidence triggered" by the President's economic program plus the conclusion of a salesmen's incentive program brought the August car daily sales rate to the highest level in five said John McNaughton, Ford vice presi- dent. The BLS statement recog- nized what some critics of Nix- on's freeze order have been -persons who have had to give up pay increases during the freeze may have to pay more to live. Geoffrey H. Moore, BLS com- missioner, said up to 10 par cent or more of the price index is made up of prices that may legally rise during the freeze; raw agricultural products, state and local taxes and mortgage interest rates. In an effort to stem the rising wrath of labor, the adminis- tration took steps yesterday to hold dividend payments to what they were before the freeze went into effect. "To comply with the spirit and intent of the President's request dividends (cash or stock) on the common stock of corporations should remain at a rate riot exceeding the effective rate declared in the most re- cent dividend period prior to See FREEZE Continued on page 2 col. 1 FARM SCENE FROM OUT OF THE George Crotty, rural Mason City, fixes one of 5S "shocks" in a field on his farm near Mason Citv. These "shocks" were stacked in this (Associated Press Photofax) manner when moved from the original field to make room for a building project. He last stacked shocks in 1950. Tax Proposals Get First Priority Congress Returns to Washington Wednesday By EDMOND LcBUETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Con- gress returns Wednesday to o Washington still rocking from president Nixon's economic stock waves, and will go to work immediately on his tax proposals. Scrapping Hie Schedule map- ped before the August holiday, flic House Ways and Means Committee lias arranged hear- ings beginning Wednesday on I ho President's proposals for restoring ilic Investment credit on equipment purchases by business, repealing the automo- bile excise tax and speeding up personal tax relief through larger exemptions. Secretary of the Treasury John B. Connally is on call to open the administration's case, to be followed n day later by George P. SluiHz, management and budget director. Their hardest job apparently will bo, not, to persuade tlic committee to approve these, but to hold clown broadening of the lax relief, es- pecially for Individuals. The Senate heads into 'some, "older controversies. On its cal- endar for this week is a billion authorization for the Of- fice of Economic Opportunity. The bill not only pycceds Nix- on's budget, but contains provi- sions at variance with his on the future of the poverty agen- cy's legal services division, source of some friction with state officials. Next week the Senate goes into n debate that may last through October on extension of the draft. Tlio prickly Issue Is an amendment urging Nixon to negotiate a final date for total U.S. withdrawal from the In- dochina war. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana will be fighting to restore an earlier, more specific withdrawal provi- sion. Greet Astronauts The House itself cases back into work Wednesday with a relatively nonconlroversial bill aimed at curbing pollution of the oceans, and it interrupts work Thursday to greet the Apollo 15 astronauts. But. probably next week, it will take up broadening of the powers of Hie Equal Employ- ment Opportunity Commission, which now acts as a mediator on complaints of discrimination because of race or sex. The leg- islation would give the commis- sion direct enforcement powers. An administration-backed al- ternate which would leave en- forcement to the courts has strong Republican and Southern Democratic support nnd mriy be substituted. High on the .House schedule also is the latest, round in a nearly 50-year-old fight to write into Constitution a ban against any legal dis- crimination against women. The proposed constitutional amendment, as approved by the Judiciary Committee, would allow states to enact "reason- able" laws recognizing sex dif- ferences. Feminist Opposition Feminists view this aa a weak- ening provision and will try to eliminate it. In one form or an- other, the House is expected Io give the amendment the re- quired two-thirds vote. Longer-range plans for con- sidering other major legisla- tion, such as revc-nue sharing and welfare reform, are likely to be scrambled when the re- convened Congress considers all aspects of Nixon's new eco- nomic program. There have been demands both in and out of Congress that the legislative branch take over and at least demand, u major share In shaping what- ever anti-inflation program suc- ceeds the 90-day wage-price freeze. Moreover, the basic .authority for the freeze and any lesser control measures expires next April 2S. Key members are say- ing already that Congress should decide before going home this year whether nnd on what terms the authority Is to be extended One Uilng is certain: hopes of adjourning by Oct. 15 have been washed out and even s Thanksgiving adjournment become? doubtful.   

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