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Waterloo Courier (Newspaper) - March 14, 1979, Waterloo, Iowa I 56 pages 6 sections Waterloo lovra 25 cents Treaty issues resolved WASHINGTON AP President Carter said Wednesday that all of the outstanding issues between Egypt and Israel have now been sucessfully re- solved by Israeli Cabinet acceptance of two U.S compromise proposals Shortly after Israeli Cabinet over- approved the sponsored proposals in Jerusalem Carter issued a statement saying Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin has just called me with the good news He congratulated Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and The peace which their peoples so clearly need and want is close to reality I AM EXTREMELY pleased that the Israeli Cabinet has approved the two remaining proposals that I discussed with Prime Minister Begin on Monday in Carter said in the brief statement This means that all of the outstanding issues in the negotiations between Egypt and Israel have now been successfully resolved The president said he is proud that the United States could have been able to assist the two Mideast nations toward a peace treaty We stand ready to help in the implementation of the peace treaty in the negotiations that lie ahead on other issues of concern and in working with these two friends to build a stable and peaceful Middle East Hours earlier Carter returned from Cairo to a hero's welcome in Washington and I believe that God has answered our prayers Carter's optimism was bolstered by the Israeli Cabinet which approved two re- maining compromises already accepted by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat The Cabinet vote was 15 in favor with one abstention after nearly six hours of bate Only one minister was absent There will be a peace said minister Yitzhak Modal The Cabinet which met in emergency session in Jerusalem at the request of Prime Minister Menachem Begin was expected to send the the treaty proposals to Israel's parliament the Knesset APPROVAL there also seemed likely Begin said he would resign if parliament rejected them The prime minister said a treaty with Egypt could be signed within the month possibly in a week or two if the cabinet and parliament the Knesset approve Egyptian Foreign Minister Butros Ghali agreed with Begin's assessment Begin said he Sadat and Carter would sign the accord in Washington Then Begin said he and Sadat would sign the Hebrew version in Jerusalem and the Arabic text in Cairo Carter told about congressional leaders members of his administration and other who greeted him after midnight at Andrews Air Force You are looking at a tired but grateful man AMONG THOSE on hand to greet the president when he returned was Lynn Cutler a member of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors who is in Washington attending a National tion of Counties meeting She was invited to join the greeting party by White House staff members Late car tags may or may not get county motorists into trouble By JIM WIGDAHL Assistant City Editor As of Thursday owners of nearly unregistered vehicles in Blade Hawk County might or might not be in trouble with the law That's the deadline for displaying 1979 vehicle registration plates and stickers according to the Iowa Department of Transportation But a spot survey Wednesday showed at two law enforcement Waterloo and Evansdale police plan to start enforcing the law until April 1 EVANSDALE Mayor Robert Aldrich and Waterloo Police Chief Frank Bemisdarfer say they want to give motorists a grace period before their officers start writing tickets But three other law Highway Patrol office in Cedar Falls the Cedar Falls police department and the sheriff's motorists have already gotten a grace period and don't need any more time We feel they've had ample time to get their vehicles registered and we will start writing tickets said Sheriff Wendell Christensen Wednesday Lt Danielsen in charge of the Highway Patrol office and Mike Re- assistant Cedar Falls police chief agree The deadline for getting them re- was actually Feb said Danielsen But the state as always extended the deadline to March 15 We were notified that we are to start ing the law and we will DANIELSEN said the fine for not ing the new plates attached to a vehicle is with another K tacked on for court costs A spokesman for the county treasurer's office said nearly of the county's estimated vehicles still are not registered Since Feb 1 he said motorists re- their vehicles late have been charged a 5 percent per month penalty Christensen whose jurisdiction extends to all cities in the county was irked by the news that Waterloo and Evansdale don't intend to start enforcing the law im- mediately The code says that we must enforce the law starting March he said For certain communities to select their own dates is ridiculous It would create a lot of confusion I think all people should be treated the same Don't let landowners get rail Courier photo by Mary Kollath rider A member of the Hungarian Richter family performs a horse riding act that incorporates gymnastics in a presentation of the Festival International Du Cirque De Monte Carlo Spectacular at McElroy Auditorium Tuesday evening The circus continued Wednesday Another photo on page 11 By BOB CASE Courier Staff Writer DES Iowa lawmaker said Wednesday he doesn't care what happens to abandoned railroad right-of-way between Gilbertville and Cedar Rapids as long as we don't give it back to those people up there Rep Douglas Smalley a Des Moines Republican made the comment at a meeting of the tions Subcommittee on Natural Re- sources The panel is considering a request from the Iowa Conservation Commission for to cover part of the million purchase price of the property from the Waterloo Railroad Company SMALLEY WAS referring to tions that landowners along the corridor should be given a chance to purchase the property instead of having the state buy it for recreational as a bikeway The commission has told lawmakers that unless the property is purchased this year the railroad has said it will be sold to landowners At Wednesday's meeting Rep Wendell Pellett moved that the request be rejected Sen Art Small City offered a compromise the money be appropriated to allow the commission to purchase the land but with the ding the commission would have to come back with a specific plan for development of the corridor Small said such a plan could include use of part of the corridor for recreational purposes and wildlife habitat with other portions possibly being returned to fanners VIGOROUSLY opposing Small's posal was Sen James Gallagher D- Jesup He said farmers in the area are sick and tired of state government stepping on them and he made it clear he is opposed to any proposal for state purchase of the property Also opposing it was Sen Elizabeth Miller while Rep rell Hanson said he ports the Small proposal The sub-committee put off a vote on the appropriation request until Thursday Suicide tape recall horror of Jonestown By The Associated Press The tragedy of the mass suicide at Jonestown Guyana was re- called Wednesday as a former spokesman for the cult committed suicide and NBC broadcast a tape of the Rev Jim Jones exhorting his followers amid screams to swallow a poisoned drink Mike Prokes a former TV reporter who at one time spoke for Jones shot himself in the head in Modesto Calif Tuesday night ments after ing the Jonestown suicides at a news conference I've got no martyr he said after reading a five-page defense of the cult But I refuse to let my black brothers and sisters die in vain Prokes then walked out of a motel meeting room into an adjacent bathroom where eight reporters and photographers heard a single shot ring out Prokes 31 never regained Prokes ness after firing one bullet into his head He died three hours later at a hospital doctors said Prokes was one of 80 members at the cult's complex in Guyana to survive the ritual last Nov 17 in which more than 900 perished Almost all were poisoned by a fruit drink NBC broadcast portions of the Jones tape which it said it got from unnamed sources on the Today show day On it Jim Jones urged his followers to take the potion just before he learned that Rep Leo Ryan and four others had been killed at a Guyana airstrip Following is the text of the audio tape of Jones speaking to his Jones What's going to happen here in a matter of a few minutes is that one of a few on that plane is shoot the pilot I know that I didn't plan it but I know it's gonna happen They're gonna shoot that pilot and down comes the plane into the jungle And we had better not have any of our children left when it's over cause they'll parachute in here on us So my opinion is that we'd be kind to children and be kind to seniors and take the potion like they used to take in ancient Greece and step over quietly because we are not committing It's a revolutionary act Woman identified as Christine Miller I feel like that as long as there's life there's hope There's hope my feeling Jones Well someday everybody dies Someplace that hope runs out cause everybody dies That's right that's Crowd Noise Christine Miller I said I'm afraid to die Jones I don't think you are I don't think you are Christine Miller But uh I look at all the babies and I think they deserve to live Jones I agree Christine Miller Yunno Jones But also they deserve much more They deserve peace Noises of approval can be heard from crowd Unidentified man It's over sister it's over We've made that day we made a beautiful day And let's make it a beautiful day Again crowd shouts approval Unidentified woman sobbing We're all ready to go If you tell us we have to give our lives now we're ready Crowd shouts approval Another unidentified woman So we might as well end it now because I don't Jones interrupting Keep talking the congressman has been murdered the congressman's dead Please get us some medication It's simple It's simple there's no convulsions with it it's just simple Just please get it before it's too late The Guyanese army will be here I tell you get moving get moving get moving How many are Aw God God It's too late the congressman's dead The congressman's aide's dead Many of our traitors are dead They're all layin out there dead Nurse You have to move and the people that are standing there in the aisle go stay in the radio room yard So everybody get behind the table and back this way There's nothing to worry about So everybody keep calm and try to keep your children calm And the older children are to help lead the little children and reassure them They aren't crying from pain It's just a little bitter tasting but that's they're not crying out of any pain Another unidentified woman I just wanta say something to everyone that I see that is standing around and uh crying This is nothing to cry about This is something we could all rejoice about We could be happy about this Jones Please for God's sake let's get on with it We've just be done with it let's be done with the agony of it Noise confusion and applause Let's get calm let's get calm Screams in background I don't know who fired the shot I don't know who killed the congressman But as far as I'm concerned I killed him You understand what I'm I killed him He had no business coming I told him not to come Die with respect Die with a degree of dignity Lay down your life with dignity Don't lay down with tears and agony Stop this hysterics This is not the way for people who are socialistic communists to die No way for us to die We must die with some dignity Children it's just something to put you to rest 0 More crying in background I I tell you I don't care now screams you hear I don't care how many anguished cries death is a million times preferable to ten more days of this life If you'll quit telling them they're dying If you adults will stop this non- sense I call on you to quit exciting your children when all they're doing is going to a quiet rest All they're doing is taking a drink they take to go to sleep That's what death is sleep Take our life from us We laid it down We got tired We didn't commit suicide We committed an act of revolu suicide protesting the conditions of an inhuman world No more talking on tape just noise of music from speakers at Jonestown going on for another several minutes The Iron Duke Bureaucratic monster If any good is resulting from the resignation of Victor Preisser as head of the vast Department of Social Services it is the revived interest of Iowa legislators in reorganizing this cumbersome bureaucracy It would seem that if anyone could bring some kind of order to this hodge-podge of bureaus and agencies Preisser would have been the man He has a well established reputation of being a tough administrator who demands results from subordinates or else Even under his harsh administration problems con- to plague this largest of state departments I suspect that Preisser quit as much because he concluded that he had been given the task of managing the unmanageable as because he had a desire to enter private employment IN ANY event his departure has prompted the lawmakers to take another look at this monstrosity It now appears there is a good chance the first step will be to remove the Division of Adult Corrections from the DSS and make it an autonomous department of state government This division oversees Iowa's prison and based corrections systems a function that bears little relationship to some of the other responsibilities assigned to social welfare workers In fact many of the problems that have confronted the originated in the Fort Madison tiary where the social welfare people are dealing with an entirely different kind of clientel than they encounter in administering public assistance programs While the Legislature is considering reorganization of the department the members should also consider moving the Board of Parole into a new Adult Corrections Bureau At the same time it might be well to transfer the mental health institutions to some other agency possibly placing them under the supervision of the Department of Health ONCE THESE changes are accomplished the ment of Social Services could devote full time to correct some of the abuses that exist in the administration of public assistance programs inside Alternates on additional ing in a Waterloo school re- organization plan could mean a first year cost boost of up to i Page 3 j Weather Sunny and warmer Thursday with high in the 30s Complete weather page 2 Capitol quips There's a new j average in who used to to hit 300 an now trying for
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