Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on February 26, 1976 · Page 5
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Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, February 26, 1976
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Subway, Bus Plan is Offered By John Plaiero SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP)This city has linked its new subway system with suburban bus lines in an effort to relieve city pollution problems and a giant traffic jam. .The first "Metro" line traversing this metropolis from north to south was inaugurated last Sept* 25. Already the sleek, shiny steel cars are carrying 180,000 passengers daily over the 10% miles of track below the city streets. There are 12 trains in operation made up of six cars each. A-train passes every seven minutes and stops at all 19 stations, a line spokesman explained. Aimed to help low-salary workers living in a dozen worker suburban areas on the city's periphery, the Companhia Metropolitana de Sao Paulo, which operates the Metro, 'initiated a plan where a subway ticket can also be used to board certain buses. A plain subway ticket costs 1.50 cruzeiros (17 U.S. cents) or one can purchase a book of 10 tickets for 14 cruzeiros (U.S. $1.64). However, subway riders can ask for "integracao" tickets at the same price which have a magnetic stripe on both sides of the ticket. When 'inserted into the turnstile the "integracao" ticket pops up and is retrieved by the passenger as he pushes through. The ticket can then be used on one private and 11 city bus lines. These tickets Bicentennial Corn Show at Farm Institute DES MOINES—A nostalgic note has been added to the National Farm Institute to be held at Adventureland U.S.A. March 2, 3 and 4. Officials at the event have announced a Bicentennial Corn show designed to recall similar displays at county farm institutes held earlier in this century. Five-ear samples shown by exhibitors who have farmed 25 years or longer will be entered in the Bicentennial exhibit. A plaque presented by the Central National Bank, donor of corn show trophies 50 or more years ago, and other awards await the winners. Entries must be in place at Adventureland U.S.A. by 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 2nd. Judging will be done that afternoon. Winners will be announced at the Heritage banquet scheduled for that evenong. Other highlights in the Bicentennial show include classes for .shelled corn and soybeans open to anyone. Entries are to consist of samples one-half peck in volume, and must also be in place by 2 p.m., March 2nd. Trophies and other awards will be presented winners of the open classes, as well as the 5-ear corn class open only to long-time farmers. • Calculators • Adding Machines • Typewriters Tim« Herald, Carroll, la. thunday, February 26, 1976 can also be used in the reverse manner — from bus to subway. "This is the only place in the world where you can ride a bus and a subway for the same fare," said the Metro spokesman. The subway-bus combo has cut travel time for many city workers from three hours to one in each direction, he added. It is too early to estimate .what effect the Metro has had on city vehicular traffic, the official said. Sao Paulo is one of the most polluted cities in the world and its one million cars, trucks and buses present a constant traffic jam. Noise pollution is caused by noise-loving Brazilians who gleefully lean on car horns or beat out symbolic blasts on their "buzinas" (horns). Below the street level, the Metro represents a different Sao Paulo. It was built at a cost of $897 million. Its subway platforms, cars and entrances are .clean and neat. On city streets Brazilians are chronic spitters; the Metro, down below, is spotless. Although the Sao Paulo Metro is not as colorful nor decorative as the Mexico City system, it is devoid of unnecessary trimmings or advertisements. There are no gum or candy machines nor is there piped-in music as in the Mexican subway. Subway builders perhaps decided wisely that samba music would not be recom menda ble for passengers anywhere near a 750-volt third rail. This Metro resembles the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system of San Francisco, probably because 20 per cent of the technology came from the United States. Inside the cars, passengers are quiet and apparently proud of the new subway. Car seats and walls are not scarred with graffiti. The ride is especially smooth with no rocking, bumping or jerking. Manning Club Has Patriotic Jobs Agency Wins on Computer Bids STONE'S Hwy, 30 Downtown Carroll Party By Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES — The state employment security commission has scored a victory over federal officials regarding the taking of bids for computer components. Last year officials with the U.S. Department of Labor asked Iowa to be one of ten states in a pilot program to utilize computers in providing a ''job match" for unemployed workers. Federal officials were in a hurry to get the program underway and waived the formality of taking bids. But the state employment security commission balked at entering into the project without securing bids. Colleen Shearer, commission member, said Governor Robert Ray was advised of the commission's position and supported the commission wholeheartedly. The initial cost of the program is pegged at $1.2 TlBMi HcraM News Service MANNING — Homemakers Club met on Feb. 11 with Sally Vetter. The meeting was a "red, white and blue party."; Members came appropriately' dressed. A farewell was red from Alvina Klocke who has been in the club for 29 years. A letter was red from AFS concerning the talent show. Dorothy Fonken thanked the ladies and children who helped with the Plaza 'party. Lola Ahrenson, Alvina Klocke and Helena Tank made the cakes. Florence Genzen and Barb and Judy, Carol Muhlbauer and Sherri, Edna Odendahl and Michelle, Phyllis Opperman and Beth, Paul and Dorothy Fonken provided the entertainment. The hostess gift was won by. Mae Opperman. Bemice Schroeder and Lois Frahm were in charge of entertainment. HOMEMAKERS MEET TIBM HtnU N»w» Strvke MANNING - The Homemakers Past Presidents Club met Feb. 15 in the Legion Hall for a 6:30 potluck dinner and card party. Three anniversaries were celebrated for Mr. and Mrs. Albert Andresen, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Stribe and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klocke. Men card winners were Julius Schroeder, Virgil Genzen, Albert Andresen and Ronnie Frahm. Women card winners were Lois Frahm, Bernice Schroeder, Cynthia Genzen and Garnett Stribe. Plan a Night off Entertainment at the ARCADE CLUB Denison, Iowa (South of Stoplight on Hwy. 30) Bands Every Wed., Fri. and Sat. Nites __9 p.m. to Is30_a.m. __„._, """RlLOWAtf PldFfEERV"""" Wed. A Fri., Feb. 25, 27 GREAT IMPOSTERS One Night Only - Thurs. Feb. 26 STRAIGHT UP On* Night Only - Sat., Feb. 28 (Last chanco to ••• thno two million, this includes salaries as well as equipment. Basically, the program calls for placing scopes, or terminals, in 17 job service offices across the state. When an unemployed person seeks employment, the operator could plug into the commission's giant computer in Des Moines and the available jobs in a particular category would flash on a screen. Ms. Shearer said it was rather evident that federal officials had one particular company in mind for the computer project. Although federal officials were insistent that the program had to be operational by Sept. 30, 1976, they have recently backed off from this date, according to Ms. Shearer. The* employment security commission is presently taking bids for .the terminals and is expected to award a contract in May. Iowa Bookshelf Largo Gameroom Includes Pool, Bumper Pool, Roisball and Pin Games DENISON IOWA ARCADE CLUB. Edited by Mary Ann Riley TODAY AND TOMORROW IN AMERICA. By Martin Mayer. (Harper & Row, $8.95) This unusual study is refreshing and at the same time unsettling as a long, clear eyed look in the mirror. The face is familiar but one sees lines and shadows, (distortions), that are surprising. One resolves to realign priorities in life, in short, to do something about that face. Mayer puts the mirror to our whole society, clarifies the familiar picture and makes you want to work for, and vote for, a better way of dealing with the distortions. In analyzing what brought us to our present condition, Mayer points out that we shouldn't be surprised. All the signs were obvious but we didn't read them right: the vast increase in the GNP, the growth and refinement of technology, the diminishing effectiveness of 'institutions,' and the baby boom. The author of such widely read examinations of contemporary affairs as The Bankers, The Lawyers, and The Schools, Mayer is a stimulating writer-thinker. He extrapolates causes and effects from phenomena, (from fast food chains to the bankruptcy of New York), and urges that we view our world with clearer eyes so we can foresee the future and be forearmed to cope with it. We can, for instance, accept the fact that greed is the prime drive in society and we can insist that government operate on the basis of probabilities rather than laws and certainties. A challenging book for lifelong students of the human condition by an intellectual who holds the reader's interest. — Mary Ann Riley STEALING LILLIAN. By Tony Kenrick. (David McKay Company, Inc., $7.95) In the first chapter of this funny novel we meet the- protagonist, Bunny Calder. Bunny is a con artist of great magnitude; his days are filled with buys, sells, trades and bargaining. His surface job is with a travel agency, but often after Bunny arranges a trip for a client he runs an ad in the Cleveland paper offering to rent the apartment of the person he knows will be away for three or four weeks. This works pretty well and Bunny usually manages to get the tenants out before the real owner returns. Bunny often has to lie to his boss at the travel agency because in addition to his job there he runs an employment agency only a few blocks away where a sign announces "We guarantee you a job at the salary you want in the business you want." In order to keep good his promise Bunny has ways of getting other people fired so his clients will be hired. He leads a very harried existence that only intensifies when he becomes involved in a bold plan requiring him to play the part of a millionaire with a wife and a tough talking nine year old named Lillian. What happerrs to this unusual threesome provides some hilarious reading combined with suspense and intrigue. — Helen Stein JACK BENNY TAN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY. By Irving Fein. (Putnam's $8.95) Benny's longtime friend and executive producer writes this book about the famous comedian who had scores of devoted friends and millions of devoted fans, not only because of a rare wit but because of• an even rarer generosity of spirit. The book opens with longtime straight man and close friend George Burns giving one eulogy at Benny's funeral, followed by the.even more touching one by Bob; Hope. The book is a joy to read for its anecdotes about the great and not great who were intimates of the comedian, and for its page- fulls of his own wit, lovingly remembered by his biographer. The man who made a career out of pretending to be stingy gave freely of his time, money and art and deserves special mention in our country's social history. — Dan Purcell. Manning Clubs Have Meetings Tlrati HcraM Newt Service MANNING — The Manning Hospital and Plaza Auxiliary met on Feb. 17: Karen Amsden resigned as First Vice President. Lucille Wittrock will fill that position. The card marathon will be postponed till next fall. The Snack Bar Committee will consist of B. Ohde, J. Bunz, I. Rix, L. Wittrock and J. Myer. They will oversee the furnishing of the Auxiliary snack bar, located between the hospital and the Plaza in the new addition. \ Herb Hass has been asked to make a bid on the building of cabinets for the snack bar. All members are reminded of the membership drive that will take place in April. ^ * Little Flower Study met with Vera Fink on Feb. 18. The meeting opened with prayer led by Caroline Clark. Ester Williams gave the lesson on "The Family. Friendship Club met on Feb. 18. Card winners were Alma Schroder, Lisetta Derner, Minnie Miller and Nettie Hansen. 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