Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on February 27, 1976 · Page 3
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, February 27,1976 What Others Are Saying— Mason City Globe-Gazette A report stemming from an extensive government investigation into the nation's troubled grain inspection system could hopefully result in compromise legislation which would solve the obvious shortcomings of the system without creating an unnecessary bureaucracy which almost certainly would be both cumbersom and expensive. The report came from the General Accounting Office (GAO) this week at the conclusion of a six-month investigation into the problem area by the watchdog agency. The GAO report makes three primary recommendations about the grain inspection situation. They are: —The Department of Agriculture "take over inspection services immediately from those states or firms where serious problems have been disclosed." —The USDA assume inspection, sampling and grading responsibilities at all port elevators. —The OSDA extend the "federal inspection services on a request basis and under contracting or licensing arrangements at minor inland terminals and country elevators. Although all the recommendations are important, the key recommendation, as far as Iowa grain producers and elevator operators are concerned, is the third onei It would mean that the grain inspection work conducted at the interior elevators and terminals would be carried out as it is at present, with federally licensed inspectors who work for the state or private trade groups. • This recommendation is at odds with legislation originally proposed by Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa. The Clark proposal called for total federalization of the inspection system. But Clark is flexible — besides being a political realist. He generally praised the GAO report and said he will "modify" his grain inspection bill to conform with the recommendations made by the GAO. We take that to mean he will go along w.ith the recommendation that the existing inspection system at interior markets be continued, at least for the time being. Such a move could get Clark off a potentially dangerous political hook. Modification of his bill along the line of GAO recommendations would bring it more in line with the position of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and many other farm organizations and _ leaders — and us. That position is that : although some radical changes are needed to improve and update the {grain inspection system, complete federalization is not called for at this time. For example, the federalization of the inspection procedure certainly is indicated at all port terminals where alleged abuses have resulted in indictments against more than 60 individuals and four grain firms. It is obvious from the situation at those ports that the present system is not working there. On the other hand, there have been few indications the system is not working satisfactorily at the smaller interior elevators and terminals such as those in Iowa. On the contrary, the system seems to be working well and those people most directly involved, farmers and elevator operators, seem generally satisfied. This satisfaction was pointed out at a series of meetings conducted by Sen. Clark throughout Iowa in the last few weeks. Among the points made at these Iowa meetings was one that federalization of the inspection system at the interior markets would amount to trading something that is functioning properly for something that is, at best, untested. William Latham Latimer, president of the Iowa Soybean Association", supported federalization of inspection at the ports but argued for maintaining the existing system at the interior terminals. "You don't want to dump the whole barrel of apples because of a few rotten ones," he said. Another point against establishment • of a total federalized inspection system is that it would create another sizable bureacracy within the Agriculture Department, a department which certainly doesn't need any more bureaucrats. Avoiding such a new bureaucracy is not a minor consideration in our objection to the original Clark proposal. There may be problems created by a system which tries to function with both private inspectors only licensed by the federal government (interior terminals) and federal inspectors (port terminals). If there are, further changes in the system may become necessary. But, for the present, following the GAO recommendations correcting obvious'problem areas while maintaining that part of the system which is functioning properly seems in order. The Hawk Eye, Burlington The nation's Republican state chairmen have been invited (summoned might be a better word) to the Texas ranch of John Connally in early March. The purpose, as nearly as anyone can tell, is to consider, amidst truly Texan offerings of barbecue and bourbon, the annointing of John Connally as the Republican candidate Inside Report Turnabout By Roland Evans and Robert Novak ORLANDO, FLA. —Gerald Ford has belatedly discovered that the clout of the presidency and its formidable powers give him a unique advantage only if they are conspicuously employed,a discovery that helped transform his campaign recently in the crucial Florida primary election. That transformation, not a minute too soon, has now freed Mr. Ford from what looked and smelled like a Florida deathbed in his March 9 battle with Ronald Reagan. A long-shot Ford win in this conservative state, which some Republican-strategists think is exactly cut to Reagan's political requirements, could cripple the Reagan candidacy. By most intelligence sources, Reagan remains in the lead, but no longer insurmountably. Indeed, by transforming his candidacy here from one of deathbed hopelessness to one of serious competition on the strength of a mere 30 hours in the state's populated heartland, President Ford accomplished what many of his own partisans felt was an impossible mission. His first display of presidential cldut came minutes after Air Force One landed in Orlando Friday afternoon, He announced that Orlando would be the site of the -1978 International Chamber of Commerce convention, a quadrennial jamboree worth a million dollars for the recession economy of Orange County. A second demonstration came Saturday at the veterans' hospital in Bay Pines, when he virtually promised wheelchaired veterans lined up in the hot sun to greet him that a new hospital would be built for them, thanks to Jerry Ford. Still another came when he praised Jerry Thomas, the conservative Republican defeated for governor in 1974 who has just endorsed Mr. Ford, and made clear that he had offered Thomas a plush Washington office (apparently as an assistant secretary of the Treasury). When Mr. Ford was informed at a press conference that Reagan's Florida campaign manager. L. E. (Tommy) Thomas, had accused him of trying to "buy votes" with the Jerry Thomas job offer, the President just smiled and said his administration would be "lucky" to get Thomas into the government. By showing his muscle, an uncharacteristic act for Jerry Ford, he is doing exactly what Rogers Morton, his new White House political aide, has been pressing him to do: make total use of the advantage of incumbency. Another factor changing the political landscape here is the presence of Bjll Roberts, one-time California political partner of Stuart Spencer who is deputy campaign manager of the national President Ford Committee in Washington. Spencer asked Roberts on Jan. 28 to be here the next day to take charge of a Ford campaign bogged down in factional party rivalries which threatened the President with a humiliating loss to Reagan. "When Bill got here," one Ford aide told us, "the're wasn't much visible evidence of a Ford.campaigri." Roberts has now organized 15 telephone banks in 12 key counties, some minor door-to-door canvassing and other routine, basic elements of a campaign which existed only on paper. But the hour is far too late for the organizational depth the Ford campaign should have. There are far too few Ford committees, workers, store fronts and even county headquarters. Indeed, the evidence is overwhelming here as in New Hampshire that neither the President,nor his political aides believed Reagan would actually run against him, and consequently never did plan for a critical pre-convention campaign — until dangerously late. But not, say Ford strategists, too late. They are correct to the extent that Mr. Ford's weekend campaign, along with the organizational skeleton Roberts is trying to flesh out, ended a period of crisis for the President. But far from certain is whether the ford momentum can now be amplified or at least continued, or whether the heavy schedule still ahead here for charismatic Ronald Reagan — another seven days contrasted to only another few hours for Mr. Ford — will blunt it. Mr. Ford's chief polltaker, Robert Teeter, still shows a high (but now under 20 per cent) undecided vote. in 1976, in place of either Gerald Ford or Ronald Reagan. It would be the final, suicidal journey for the Republicans,.but it is.only what. Connally expects to be his due. He was • supposed to be the 1976 Republican; , candidate. That is why he became a turncoat Democrat. Had Nixon survived his eight years it had been his plan to give the country to Connally as his successor. When things began to go bad for the party — with Agnew's resignation — Nixon saw it as an opportunity for him, to prepare for the coming of Connally. He first . intended to appoint Connally as vice president. He was disuaded only by the overwhelming evidence that Congress would never confirm the Connally appointment. So he chose Ford. And Ford became President: And Connally was sidetracked. Even as Nixon had been. But men of such consuming ambition are never sidetracked for long. So while Nixon is making his comeback in China, embarrassing Ford on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Connally is issuing an invitation from Texas, aimed at taking advantage of Ford's difficulties. >. The shortest, surest way back to power in Washington for Richard Nixon would be through John Connally — to make Connally President. Even if Connally couldn't win the election, if he could just win the nomination, as the so-called compromise between Ford and Reagan, that would bring Nixon back to power in the Republican party. Connally went from a Johnson Democrat to a Nixon Republican. It was not really much of a switch. For John Connally combines nearly all the worst features of both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Are the Republicans really so desperate? If they are so disillusioned with both Ford and Reagan that they are willing to go to such lengths, there is no point in the chairmen stopping off in Texas. They may as well go straight to San Clemente. Waterloo Courier Iowa citizens are served and the state's economy is maintained by several modes of transportation — highways, railroads, waterways and airports. The two most basic forms — highways and railroads — are in such serious financial difficulty that both will fall short of meeting the state's minimum needs in the relatively near future. The principal waterway serving Iowa — the Mississippi River — is being hampered by the deterioration of the lock and dam at Alton, 111. and a hassle that has developed between conservationists and railroads on the one hand and the conservationists and barge line people on the other that has delayed work on the project. The Army engineers propose to replace two existing locks — one 600 Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Vol. 23 Carroll, Iowa, Daily Time* Herald, February 27, 1976 No. 22 Cast for 'Oklahoma' Announced By Maureen Nurse 0-o-o-o-o-klahoma! Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain. And the waving wheat can sure smell sweet. When, the wind comes right behind the rain. Oklahoma, a rousing musical comedy by Rodgers and Hammerstein II is Kuemper's Spring Production to be given April 9,10 and 11. It is under the direction of drama director Sr. Charlene Smith, chorus director Mrs. Barbara Fletcher and instrumental director Mr. John Mallett. The cast has been announced and is as follows: Laurey — Gail Reicks, Curly — Mike Cawley, Ado Annie — Joyce Harman, Will Parker — John Leonard, "Ali Hakim — Jeff Baldus, and Jud — Tim Gute. Secondary characters are: Aunt Eller — Jayne Staley, Vivian — Jenny Riesberg, Ellen — Carol Schoeppner, Kat — Vicki Hammen, Sylvia — Deb Burg, Virginia —Diane Berger, Gertie Cummings — Margie Schapman, Man — Dave Kalkhoff, Joe — Marty Tigges, Fred — Ken Tigges, Mike — Marty Steffes. Slim — Bill Schreck, Tom — Tom Hannasch, Ike Skidmore — Tim Schreck, Carnes — Tony Martin, Card Elam — Ron Smith, Farmer's daughters — Julie Wiedemeier, Mary Jo Baumhover and Geri Tigges, and Rancher's gals — Maureen Nurse, Ann Louis and Karen Tegels. Student directors are Jean Gronstal and Julie Snyder. Rehearsal begins March 1. feet long and the other a 360-footer — with two 1,200-foot locks. Opponents claim that this is the first ,step in a plan to increase the. river channel from a nine-foot depth, to }2i feet with the ultimate replacement of the other 28 locks and dams in tRe system with bigger and deeper facilities. Whether the waterway should be enlarged at all is highly debatable. But if this multi-billion dollar project is to be launched, we want to know who is going to pay for it. The barge line operators enjoy one of the sweetest deals ever financed by American taxpayers. They are the only common carriers who have been provided with a 25,543 mile inland waterway system at absolutely no cost to themselves. This free ride has allowed the barge line operators to offer grossly unfair competition to railroads so that now federal — and in the case of Iowa — state governments are being called on to provide more taxpayers' dollars to keep the trains running.. Every President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has urged Congress to force the barge lines to make some financial contribution toward maintaining the waterways they use so profitably. Now with the tax-paying railroads and the user-financed highways in deep trouble, it is time for Congress to require the barge lines to help support the waterways they have used for free for so long. The federal money that could be saved by forcing the barge lines to pay their own way might well be used for new federal aid road programs. Inland residents of this great state can derive little benefit from the waterway system unless there are adequate railroads and highways available to transport goods to and from the river ports. DAILY TIMES HERALD 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Dally Except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday and Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher W.L.REITZ, News Editor JAMES B.WILSON, Vice President, General Manager Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act ol March 2,1897. Member ol the Associated Press The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to ' the use for replication of all the local news printed In this newspaper'as well as all AP dispatches. Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By carrier delivery per week $ .'0 ' , ' BY MAIL Carroll Coupty and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service Is not available, per year„ 120.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties In Zones 1 and 2 per year .:.:..... $23.00 All Other Mail In the United • ' States, per year -...,• »27.00 Gail Reicks Mike Cawley Joyce Harman Sadie Hawkins Tomorrow By Maria Pollastrini Don't forget about the Sadie Hawkins Dance to be held at Kuemper tomorrow night. Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $2.00 at the door. Music will be furnished by Breeze Wood Arc. In response to many requests, this dance is being sponsored by the Student Council. It's a special Saturday night opportunity which shouldn't be passed up. So dance your way to a good time at Sadie Hawkins! Economics Survey Completed By Jayne Staley A community's responsibility is to provide adequate services to its people and to provide these services as economically feasible as possible. So, in relation to this idea, Mr. Spark's mods 7-8 economic class set out to see what policy or service the students of Kuemper would like to see added or changed. The survey question asked was responded with a great variety of answers. The most frequent were: Freshmen- Open study halls, tvping for freshmen, better bands for dances, ant exterminator, permanent library passes, no library passes. Sophomores— Speed reading course, typing and shorthand courses for sophomores, mini course in nursing, open campus study halls, courses to prepare us more for the future. Juniors- Bachelor survival courses, current events course, open study halls, blue jeans, sex education classes, different library systems, modern photography class, longer lunch periods, speed reading course. Seniors— Ant exterminator, typing course for juniors without shorthand, girls' interscholastic basketball for ALL ages, more members of the student council, first aid course, lenient rules for field trips, girls' Softball, new method of picking cheerleaders, income tax returns course, bachelor survival course, current events course, speed reading course, sociology, psychology, and pre-med courses. Kuemper in Science By Sheila Heisterkamp The fourteenth annual Iowa Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium will be held in Iowa City. February 26, 27 and 28, at the Iowa Memorial Union. It is being sponsored by the University of Iowa, the United States Army and the Iowa Junior Academy'of Science. The symposium is again emphasizing the importance of "science and society," as in the past years. Approximately two hundred students and forty teachers will interact with well known scientists and professors on present and future issues of our science-based society. These science educators and future leaders will be meeting to face some of the most important problems concerning mankind at this time. Kuemper participants were first chosen by Sister Francis Xavier to write papers on Students Participate Symposium experiments which they had researched in the past. The papers were then sent to the University of Iowa, where a selection committee chose those students who would present their papers at the symposium. Others have been invited to join in the observation of those events taking place, without a presentation of their papers. Those students having been accepted for the presentation of their research, and their topics are: Kim Stangl — "The Effects of a Tranquilizer on a Hamster," Melanee Comito — "Exploring Learning Behavior," and Anna Mae Rotert — "The Effect of Germicides on the Biodegradability of Soaps." Mary Ann Halbur and Joe McKone will also attend the symposium. The activities of the three-day period include time during which the students will be listening to the scientists and professors, presenting their papers and touring the University science department. The statewide symposium will enable at least sixteen student presentators to share their research at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in May. The state finalists will also be representing Iowa in other state and national meetings. Kuemper students have been participating in the symposium for about the last eleven years. Sr. Francis Xavier commented, "The students find the symposium very interesting. It gives them a chance to meet other science students and to discuss their projects with them." On to State, Knights! The Kuemper Knights wrap up their regular season tonight against Fort Dodge St. Edmond at Fort Dodge. The Knights have a 13-2 record following their defeat to Sioux City West last week, and are rated llth in the state by the Associated Press. Monday the Knights begin district finals when they play Boone, at Boone, at 7:30 Monday evening. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Harlan-Ft. Dodge game at either Harlan or Fort Dodge on Thursday, March 4, at 7:30. The winner of this contest will play West Des Moines Dowling, or Valley District No. 4 winner at West Des Moines Valley, on Saturday, March 6, at 7:30. On to state. Knights! Speech Results Hflve run QT sao-ie The Kuemper Speech Team will travel to Denison tomorrow for the Iowa High School District Speech Contest. Sunday, February 22, twenty-six students went to Bancroft St. John's for the Letter to the Editors Dear Editors, With tournaments approaching we would like to familiarize the students of Kuemper and the public with the words to the school song. We hope we see you all at the games this next week. We're going to cheer, cheer, cheer for Kuemper High. We're going to fight, fight, fight, we'll do or die. We'll cheer the Knights on to fame as we win the game. Success or failure, we'll be the same, because we're loyal to our Kuemper Knights, who fight so bravely for their rights. We're right behind you Kuemper, all the way. because this victory is ours today! Good luck Knights! —The basketball cheerleaders CYO Individual speech contest. Four students received I's in their divisions. They are Jayne Staley — prose, Janet Vonnahme — prose, Jane Otto — improvisational storytelling, and Sheila Fury — ,improvisational storytelling. Greg Sernett received outstanding performer for public address. Students who are ranked I at the district contest will compete in March at the state contest which will be held at Atlantic High School. Staff Co-Editors: Lori Beckman, Dave Donovan Senior Reporters: Maureen Nurse, Jayne Staley, Dave Donovan, Lori Beckman Junior Reporters: Annette Eischeid, Sheila Heisterkamp, Julie Stalzer. Photographers: Mary Jo Baumhover. Tony Martin Cartoonist: Jeff Baldus .. Advisor: Mr. Robert Galligan

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