Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 9, 1976 · Page 8
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 8

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 9, 1976
Page 8
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French Communist Party Shows its Own New Look PARIS - (LENS) Recently in Paris the Ukrainian mathematician, Leonid Plyushch, allowed out of the Soviet Union last month, gave a harrowing account of his two and a half years as a sane man in the Soviet mental asylum where he had been sent for political dissidence. Plyushch, who still considers himself a marxist, thanked the French Communist party for helping to secure his release. The next day in Paris the 22nd congress of the Communist party began. Connect the two events? The French Communists certainly do. It was, they say, more than a coincidence that Plyushch should be wheeled out for his first press conference precisely a day before their congress. In fact Plyushch has been enjoying the hospitality of a French mathematicians' organization and three weeks is a short enough time for anyone to recover from experiences like his. But his revelation of the indignities he underwent in a "hospital" full of murderers and rapists, overseen by attendants who are sadistic common criminals, was a bad advertisement for communism in practice, especially at a time when the French Communist party is trumpeting its program of liberties ("nobody should be kept arbitrarily in a mental asylum") and formally shedding the hallowed Leninist notion of the dictatorship of the proletariat. How seriously should one take the new Freeh Communist image? Is this conference as important, in a French context, as the 20th conference of the Soviet party in 1956, when Khrushchev denounced Stalin? The French, as always, remain politically skeptical. , According to one public opinion poll, 54 per cent of French people regard the new image as a tactical maneuver and only.30 per cent think, it sincere. Another poll reports that 46 per cent think that if the Communists had any part of political power they would seek to eliminate their Socialist partners. Nevertheless, the same percentage, 46 per cent, want the Communists in government within the next five years. Whatever the polls' reliability, the Communist party, led by Georges Marchais, is powerful and energetic. It is the second biggest Communist pary in Western Europe after the Italians. It has half a million members, distributed in 23,178 cells throughout the country. It pulls in a fifth of the vote. And it is a young party; 69 per cent of its members are under 40. Looking forward to the IIIMIMttMtMtMttlfllMIMtMMIIMI Times Herald, Carroll, la. Q Tuesday, March 9, 1976 «* municipal elections next year and the parliamentary elections in 1978, this Communist congress was an attempt to broaden the party's electoral appeal. The Socialists, with whom the Communists have an electoral pact, are pulling way ahead of their partners — to an extent that, come 1978, they might dump the pact and, some say, do a deal with President Giscardd'Estaing. Ife our job, too. Northern has found ways to save enough natural gas to supply a city the size of Des Moines for about 46 days during the average winter. For example, we modified turbine engines like this one at a number of our compressor stations. The engine's exhaust heat is now used to pre-heat combustion air to about 850 degrees. -Natural gas is then mixed with the negated air to drive the engine. The result is that the engine uses much less gas to do the same amount of work. We've also streamlined our pipeline's. Improved controls. Added more insulation to our facilities. And in all, spent some $3.5 million to practice what we preach about energy conservation. But we can't do it alone. We need your help, too, with conservation habits you can start at home. Try taking shorter showers and shallower baths. Wash and dry only full loads, of laundry. Set your thermostat at 68 degrees during the day and lower at night. Keep furnace filters clean. Make sure your home is well insulated, especially in the attic. Apply weatherstripping materials and caujking compound around all doors, windows, and other exterior cracks that let heat escape. And turn off all lights and appliances when you don't need them. You'll save energy and money, too< We have to work together. If energy companies and consumers alike practice conservation, our precious energy resources will continue to serve us dependably in the years ahead. Northern Natural Company Tomorrow's energy is everybody's job. Old Toy Collection . to Be Sold KANSAS CITY, Mo. (API- One of the world's largest private collections of antique toys, folk art and other Americana is being offered for sale here to the public. The collection, gathered over a 25-year period by Jerry Smith, a retired Kansas City auto dealer, includes more than 12,000 items. While the majority are rare antique toys, Smith also collected weathervanes, barber poles, wooden Indians, antique trade signs, folk art, horse-drawn carriages and sleighs, and old-time automobiles. • The collection will be sold by Halls Crown Center, which will devote to it a 5,000-square-foot gallery. The public sale starts March 1, with no more than 600 to 900 items available for sale at any one time. "The collection is so vast that it would fill the entire store," said Jack Kaiser, president of Halls, a Kansas City specialty store and subsidiary of Hallmark Cards. "Many of the rare old toys haven't been seen publicly in decades." Included are cast iron toys dating from the 1870s, among them pristine examples of horse-drawn fire engines, circus wagons and early trains. Hundreds of cast iron car and truck toys span an automotive era from Model T to Chevy Roadster. More modern items include tin cartoon characters from the 1920s and 1930s. Bicycles, tricycles and buggies — including high-wheel bicycles and a rare sidesaddle tricycle — are in the collection. Wagons, sleighs and sleds include mint condition Studebaker Jr. wagons, miniature versions of models built by Studebaker for westward-bound settlers. Two categories within the Smith collection — antique autos and horse-drawn carriages — will be on display, but not for immediate sale. Tentative plans are to auction the automobiles in July and the carriages in November. • ; S.e:l:ec,tions from the' •collection' have been exhibited! previously for charities. That practice will continue. Kaiser said. PLAY GIRLS LEAGUE TurnStandings Points Astros 6VVi Fantastic 3 64V: Bench Warmers 61W Alley Cats ..< 61 Strlkettes.. 61 Sandbaggers '59 Bombers :.• 53Vj Loafers 52Vi Hummers 48 Pin Heads 47'/a , Lucky 3 ; 43'/a Sore Thumbs 39 Sharks 34 -Pros 33'/j High Ind. single Game- Joan Schlelsman 203 Jeahette Brown 188 Judy Bretey 186 High Ind. Three Games- Joan Schlelsman 505 Jeanette Brown 504 Dorothy Sapp 490 High Team Single Game- Loafers . .• 53J Fantastic 3 524 Alley Cats .... 519 High Team Three Games— Fantastic 3 .• , 1511 Hummers 1481 Loafers 1478 LEFTOVER LEAGUE Team Standings Points Striking Ladles 56 Plnettes 491/3 Plnheads w/, B-Balls : 44'/j Eager Beavers 41 Footsy 4oi/, Salvage Crew 30 Split Pals ; J8 High Ind. Single Game- Julie Behn 217 Sherry Snyder 203 Sherry Snyder 199 High Ind. Three Games- Sherry Snyder 593 Julie Behn 520 Cathy Danner •. 454 High Team Single Game— . Striking Ladles 533 Plnheads 492 Striking Ladles 474 High Team Three Games- Striking Ladles 1531 Plnheads 1290 Plnettes 12B 7 NITE KAPPERS LEAGUE Team Standings . points WlednerServke...... 7? Carroll Roofing « Hlck'sVvellCo « Kanne Mobil. '"" M1/ , Renze Hybrid "" « H R Cleaners 54 Case Power and Equipment '.'.'.'. J1 Helsterkamp Furn., Glldden . 44 Hap's Tavern loi/, Seidl Electric ' 37 ' Templeton Ernies' '." "' 37 Whaley Chevrolet "34 Wandel Studio « Templeton Co-op ' « High Ind. Single Game- ' Marvin L'ampe, 51 . DonBayllss... jj? KenSporrer '.','/" «? High Ind. Three Games-* Paul Foster « ti Marvin Lampe ili Randy Cattermole ' «S High Team Three Games- " RenieHybrlds ,.. 'Hejsjtrkamp Furn., Glldden '.'. «i Helsterkamp Furn., Glldden .. 911 High Team Three Games— Renie Hybrids -n K Helsterkamp Furn., Olldden .', tut Carroll Roof Ing,.. .....". " jSJi Hick's Well CoT

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