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Iov\9 a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 - No. 51 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, March 12, 1976 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Evening for 60c Per Week Sin * le Copy Bicentennial Celebrations Set for June 26 and July 4 To Honor Auxiliary — -Staff Photo St. Anthony Regional hospital will pay tribute to the Hospital Auxiliary next Thursday during Iowa Hospital Volunteer Week, March 14-20. Here Mrs. H. K. Richardson, president, and Mrs. Vincent Koenig, coordinator of the auxiliary, work at their desk. The auxiliary donated $11,000 to make possible the hospital's physical therapy department. A coffee will be held in the education room for the auxiliary Thursday, March 18, and a tour of the newly-equipped physical therapy department will be conducted by Don Mack, therapist from 2:30 to 4 p.m. that day. 11 More Men Trapped in Coal Mine Where 15 Died Earlier OVEN FORK, Ky. (AP) — Eleven men trapped in the Scotia Coal Co. mine were found dead today, said H.N. Kirkpatrick of the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals. OVEN FORK, Ky. (AP) — Rescue workers searched cautiously today for 11 men trapped Thursday night by an explosion in a coal mine where a blast killed 15 miners earlier this week. There were reports the 11 were alive. "We're advancing slowly into the mine," said O.W. Harris, a U.S. Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration official at the scene. Rescue workers "are being careful," he said. Two men in the mineshaft when the blast occurred climbed to safety and told rescue workers the 11 trapped below were alive after the explosion, said a spokeswoman for the Scotia Coal Co. Three of the 11 are federal mine inspectors. Herschel Potter, chief of MESA's safety division, con- firmed in Washington that two men had been rescued. He said the two climbed 5,000 feet after the blast and yelled for help. A rescue crew went in and got them out, he said. Officials denied earlienre- ports that there had been a • cave-in as well as an explosion in the mine.' Lawrence Phillips, MESA's district supervisor, was in charge of the rescue effort. Phillips said the 11 men were working in the same area as the 15 miners trapped and killed Tuesday.That area is 3Vi miles from the mine entrance and 1,600 feet underground. Three of the 11 were MESA mine inspectors, said Kentucky State Police Capt. James Gay. Gay rushed to the mine after the explosion at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Funerals were scheduled for today for four of the men killed in Tuesday's explosion. All were from small communities in the surrounding mountains of eastern Kentucky. Within minutes of the latest Elk Horn Man Wins $125,000 Damages OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—A U.S. District Court jury in Omaha has awarded Robert Morris Hansen of Elk Horn, Iowa, $125,000 in a malpractice suit against an orthopedic surgeon. The jury ruled Thursday following a six-day trial that Hansen was entitled to the award from Dr. Michael T. O'Neil of ' Omaha. Hansen contended that surgery performed by Dr. O'Neil in October, 1972, caused him "to suffer permanent paralysis and incontinence." . The suit contended Hansen was injured in an auto accident Sept. 4,1971, and was under Dr. O'Neil's care from that time until December of 1973. Hansen originally asked for a judgment of $1 million. Hansen and his attorney, Martin Cannon, contended thaK Dr. O'Neil was negligent in that he failed to inform Hansen of potential risks prior to surgery, and that he failed to employ preoperative X .rays to locate segments of Hansen's vertebrae. The suit contended the paralysis resulted from Dr. O'Neil "erroneously placing metal screws in Hansen's medullary canal." Joe Cashen, Dr. 0'.Neil's attorney, argued before the jury in Judge Albert Schatz' court that Hansen's care and surgery were performed correctly, using accepted medical prctices. Daniel Dolan, chairman of the medical malpractice committee of the Nebraska Association of Trial, Lawyers, said as far as-he knows "this is the largest award against a doctor to come from a jury verdict" in Nebraska. blast, relatives and spectators began gathering along the road leading to Scotia's No. 1 Black Mountain mine. Several ambulances arrived, and state police cars blocked the entrance. Reporters were not allowed on the property. Rescue teams had been in the mine around the clock since Tuesday's explosion, trying to clear 3'/2 miles of mine shaft of poisonous and explosive gases and to reinforce the roof, a spokesman at MESA's District 6 office at Pikeville said.' The mineshaft's roof, he said, apparently was" weakened by the first blast. Ben A. Taylor, a MESA mine inspection supervisor, said the federal and state crews tried Thursday to get to the site of the first blast to determine the exact cause. But he said they had to delay the attempt when they encountered the "bad roof conditions." Heavy crane equipment was moved in from mines in neighboring Harlan County to aid in the rescue effort, officials said. A MESA inspector had cited the mine for poor ventilation the night before the first explosion. Investigators said methane gas, produced in some coal seams, had accumulated and somehow been ignited. In Coma for 8 Years, Dies OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Funeral services were scheduled Friday for Bradley Magdanz, an "active boy" who plunged into a coma eight years ago and never regained consciousness. . Magdanz, who died Wednesday, would have been 24 in June. "There's always been a certain degree of hope, probably mingled with resignation. But hope for recovery tends to diminish with the passing of time," said the Re.v. Robert Ellison, who counseled the family during its eight-year ordeal. By Staff Writer Carroll's bicentennial celebrations will be held June 26 and July 4, the planning committee decided at a meeting Thursday night. Big Retail Sales Cain for Carroll Retail sales in Carroll totaled $12,527,386 for the third quarter of 1975, an increase of $456,381 over the comparable period in the previous year, the Iowa Department of Revenue reported Friday. For the quarter, Carroll placed 25th in retail sales among all Iowa cities while ranking 31st in population. Cities with larger populations than Carroll but with fewer retail sales included Marion, Urbandale, Boone, Charles City, Fort Madison, Ankeny and Indianola. Storm Lake and Atlantic are the only cities smaller than Carroll approaching its retail sales volume with sales of $10,738,307 and $9,426,281, respectively. Quarterly sales for the neighboring county seats included Audubon, $882,773.00; Denison $6,838,507.00; Harlan, $6,385,968.00; Jefferson, $4,854,770.00; and Sac City, $3,953,230.00. Each of these cities showed an increase in their retail sales for the third quarter of 1975. Taxable sales in Carroll County for the 1975 third quarter totaled $18,099,202. Coon Rapids, with sales $1,814,039 ranked second in the county. Manning was third with $1,299,923. At the end of June those two towns reported sales of $1,772,206 and $1,415,821, respectively. Glidden rang up sales of $886,695 in the third quarter, compared to $1,083,051 in the 1974 period. Other county cities listed are Breda, $295,251; Arcadia, $282,533; Dedham, $198,181; Halbur, $607,197; Lanesboro, $174,356, and Templeton $193,295. Carroll has 329 retail businesses with sales tax licenses. The county total is 714. The county paid $562,407 in sales taxes in the third quarter, .87 per cent of the total state sales tax. Sales, See Page 2 Inside School papers — Pages 3 and 10. Church notes, women's news — Page 4. Editorials —Page3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news — Page 2. Sports LV-A girls into semifinals, Manilla advances, giant-killer role for champ LV-A — Page 6. About 25 persons attended the session. A countywide parade and celebration is scheduled for the afternoon of June 26. Carroll churches plan a bicentennial theme in religious services Sunday, July 4. A civil service is set for the afternoon with the reading of the Declaration of Independence and prayers for the nation. After the civil service, set tentatively at the Carroll Athjetic Field, family picnics with organized games and contests are planned. The parade co-chairmen, Frank Hermsen and Cliff Bierl, said 15 different area organizations and businesses are.alre/ady signed up for floats in the parade. The chairmen have contacted many clubs and Solution to Tax Lid is Delayed DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A legislative solution to the property tax problem has been delayed at least until Monday after a House-Senate conference committee failed to meet Thursday. "I feel if we don't do something soon, we will be letting the property taxpayers down," said Sen. Norman Rodgers, D-Adel, chairman of the committee charged with working out a compromise between the House and Senate. Senate members issued an ... ultimatum late Wednesday. and delivered what they called a final offer after a plan proposed by House Democrats was rejected 7-3. "We on the Senate side have given the most we feel we can give," said Sen. Lowell Junkins, D-Montrose. But Thursday, Senate members backed down somewhat. "There's always room for negotiations," said Sen. George Kinley, D-Des Moines. "I'm still optimistic we can work out something." Although the conference committee did not meet, members spent much of the day working on possible compromises. Committee members said they could not meet Friday because the House will not be in session and Rep. Edgar Bittle, R-West Des Moines, had a conflict. The conference committee has reached several points of agreement but remains divided on how to give direct property tax relief to farmers and homeowners. The Senate "final offer" plan would double the agriculture land credit the first year from $18 million to Taxes, See Page 2 organizations, Bierl said. Any organization in the county that has been overlooked is urged to get in touch with the chairmen, Bierl added. Every group is invited to participate in the parade. The parade chairmen are attempting to compile a file of the big events in the history of Carroll County. The list of events will be suggested as themes for floats, Hermsen said. The parade win proceed through the business district, wind through residential streets and finish at the Carroll Athletic Field, Bierl said. Afterwards, a wide variety of activities are planned. The Carroll County Pork Producers and Porkettes plan to roast four hogs and sell pork burgers. • The bicentennial committee is planning a beard and mustache growing contest for the men of the county to be judged sometime during the celebration. Explorer Boy Scout Post 120 plans to have an obstacle course at the south end of the baseball park, Troop President Rod Schonberger said. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The Carroll Jaycees sponsor the troop. Mrs. Virgil Baumhover and Mrs. Cletus Windschitl conducted the meeting. Mrs. Windschitl expressed a desire to have several area bands perform in the parade. The committee also hopes to have bands playing at the Graham Park bandshell throughout the day. During the night of June 26, a teen-age barn dance at the Southside shelter house is tentatively planned. Paul White, president of the Carroll High Band Boosters, was appointed music chairman for the celebration. White named Leo Daeges. a retired band leader, as a co-chairman. A beer stand, game booths, a kangaroo court and jail, pop and food stands were discussed. The Holy Spirit Church Women's Guild plans to have a "country store" booth at the June 26 event. A wide variety of articles, from homemade macrames to pies will be sold, Mrs. Loretta Pick said. The Carroll Jaycees plan to have clowns in the parade and a "dunk tank" booth with the proceeds donated to a charity, Dates, See Page 2 Shapp Pulls Out of Democratic Race Gov. Robert D. Ray HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Milton J. Shapp today pulled out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Shapp told a news conference that "it is very difficult for someone campaigning solely on the issues, and then only part- time, to compete in the complex political infighting of the presidential primary system." He said he would not participate in the Pennsylvania pri- Ray Named to Head GOP Platform Unit DES MOINES, Iowa (API — Iowa Gov. Robert Ray was appointed Friday as platform committee chairman of the Republican national convention. The appointment was announced at a news conference here by Republican National Chairman Mary Louise Smith, who called Ray "one of our most outstanding governors." Ray, currently chairman of the National Governors Conference, has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential nominee with President Gerald Ford. But Ray told newsmen he thinks the chance of his being chosen as Ford's running mate is remote. "I'm not running for office," Rates Going Up DES MOINES. Iowa (AP)The cost of Blue Cross and Blue Shield premiums will go up this year because of rising hospital and medical insurance claims, according to the president of the companies. Ray said. "I'm not accepting the appointment with the thought of national office.'' Mrs. Smith said the appointment of Ray as platform committee chairman "will symbolize the Republican Party's commitment to sound administration, fiscal conservatism and reliance on state government rather than the federal bureaucracy.'' Ray is the first incumbent governor ever to serve as GOP national platform chairman. Mrs. Smith, who is Iowa committeewoman on the Republican National Committee, said she chose Ray for the platform job because "we lowans have a lot to share with other Americans and I am sure Gov. Ray will take the opportunity to do that." Asked if newsmen could read Ray's appointment as^ enhancing his vice presidential chances, Mrs. Smith replied: "What you can read into it is that I think he'll be a darn good platform chairman." mary next month. The Pennsylvania governor turned loose the 98 delegates who had filed for him on the April 27 ballot in his state. "I hope they will consider their individual situations and decide for themselves whether they wish to continue to compete." The governor said at this time he would not support any other candidate for the nomination. Shapp said he had neither the time, the money, the field organization nor the media coverage to make an impact. The governor had failed in his first two primaries, capturing only three per cent of the Massachusetts vote and two per cent in Florida last Tuesday. Both results were much lower than campaign workers had predicted. Gov. Milton Shapp Traffic Deaths DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa highway death count through midnight Thursday as prepared by the Iowa Department of Public Safety: This year to date—98. Last year to date—92. Area Forecast Clearing and colder Friday night, lows in teens. Mostly sunny Saturday, highs in mid 30s. As Girls Hope to Repeat in State Tournament Basketball Fever Sweeps Lake View, Auburn ByMaryLeeHagert LAKE VIEW — As applause thundered in Veterans auditorium in Des Moines at the start of the Lake View-Auburn girls' state tournament game, thunder and lightning sparked the sky in Lake View and Auburn. The two Sac County communities were relatively deserted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday as the LV-A and West Lyon of Inwood girls' game got under way. The majority of the residents were at the game cheering their team, the current state girls' basketball! champion. The only dark clouds in Vet's auditorium hung over the West Lyon team as the Black Hawkettes poured on the points to win, 67-53. The few persons who remained 'in Lake View and Auburn were huddled around radios listening intently to the game. ~ Cash registers were fairly quiet in both places. Mrs. Jasper Therkelsen of the Therkelsen Variety Store, Lake View, said, "As far as we are concerned, things are pretty quiet." As she listened to the LV-A game at the store, Mrs. Therkelsen reminisced about the 1921 "Sweet Sixteen" 'tournament. That year she played for; the Lake View girls'team. ' Things were different then, she said. "We got to go to the state tournament because we had a record of 16 wins and two losses," she said. "They considered us a pretty good team, so we were invited to participate in the tournament." During one point in the game the star forward was not feeling well, she recalled. The coach shuffled the guards and forwards and let the "little" substitute enter the game. The team lost the first game in the tournament. "The game was tied and went into an overtime, which we lost," she said. Mrs. Therkelsen, the former Mary J. Goettsch, thought the Lake View opponent for the game was Charter Oak. "But Mrs. Vincent (Velma) 0;Brien, Carroll, who played on the team, thinks I may be • wrong, "she said. ^The 1921 team "wore bloomers that stretched way out and we also had stockings covering our legs," she remembers. Mrs. Therkelsen thinks she could still make a basket. Like Mrs. Therkelsen, most of the other persons in Lake View and Auburn had their thoughts on basketball. In Lake View, city employes who did not go to the game, were clustered around a conference table snacking and listening to the ball game on the radio. •According to one male employe, the mayor and police chief both went to Des Moines to the game. "So we thought we might as well drink coffee and listen to the game on the radio," he said. The city employes said two chartered buses and three school buses were driven to Des Moines Thursday. The LV-A schools were closed both Thursday and Friday. Residents of Lake View and Auburn said there were enough volunteer firemen who remained home to take care of any fire emergencies. Although the doors of the Fever, See Page 2 Black Hawkette Fan — -Staff Photo Black Hawkette fan Mrs. Jasper Therkelsen of Lake View listens to the Lake View-Auburn versus West Lyon of Inwood girls' state tournament basketball game. An LV-A booster poster hangs in the Therkelsen Variety Store.

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