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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107 — No. 53 Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, March 16, 1976 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Evening for 60c Per Week Sln|{le Copy Calls for Increase in Taxes Council Approves City's Budget -Staff Photo Let There Be Light — Two Iowa Public Service Co. employes took advantage of nice weather Monday to repair a light in the Safeway parking lot. Gary Borkowski, left, 420 W. 10th St. and Neil Ludwig, 621 W. 17th St., both of Carroll, worked high above the ground as temperatures ranged into the upper 30s. Deadline Passes; No Action on Taxes DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The deadline for cities and counties to certify their budgets to the state comptroller passed Monday without a compromise reached on holding down rising property taxes. "We were going to have a meeting Monday, but we decided against it," said Sen. Norman Rodgers, D-Adel, chairman of the House-Senate conference committee charged with working out the compromise. "I'm almost certain we will have one Wednesday." Last Thursday, after the conference committee had worked on differences between the House and Senate on limiting local government budgets, the Senate conferees issued an ultimatum the committee was to act on Friday. . Inside World food parley at Ames to concentrate on academics, not politics — Page 10. Women's news — Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news—Page 2. Sports Kuemper-Cedar Rapids-Washington pre-game story, Ames favorite in 3A, media picks tourney champs — Pages 6 and 7: But the committee did not meet Friday and parliamentary maneuvering Taxes, See Page 2 Arm Broken, Sues Deputy for $26,229 A suit asking damages of $26,299.70 has been filed by Elvin L. Popp of Manning against Deputy Sheriff John D. Hays. Popp alleges in a petition filed in Carroll County District Court Monday afternoon that Hays "used undue force in grabbing plaintiff's (Popp's) left arm and twisting it with such undue force as to break plaintiff's left wrist. The incident happened Sept. 2 when Hays assisted Manning Police Officer Allen Kusel in processing Popp in connection with charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Kusel took Popp to the sheriff's office, where all county OMVUI cases are processed. Popp charges that his "left wrist was broken, resulting in substantial hospital and medical bills, loss of wages, permanent injury to his wrist and arm, including present and future pain and suffering and present and future medical and hospital bills..." By James B. Wilson Final approval for the 1976-77 Carroll city budget was given by the city council meeting in special session Monday evening. The budget calls for a 9 per cent increase in money to be raised from property taxes to finance the city's general fund operations and a 26 per cent increase in the total amount of money to be raised from property taxation for the entire city operations. No changes were made in the budget as it was presented Monday evening. The council had reviewed the budget in detail at a meeting on March 2. A total of $955,414 will be raised from property taxes for city operations during the coming year. This year's total Big Truck Ban Try is Rejected DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An attempt to ban 65-foot twin- trailer trucks from state highways was rejected 22-24 by the Iowa Senate Monday. (Voting yes was Sen. William P. Winkelman, R-Lohrville. Listed absent or not voting was Sen. Karl Nolin.D-Ralston.) "This doesn't put any more weight on the road — just length," said Sen. Richard Norpel, D-Bellevue. "In my area we need the long trucks." The Iowa Transportation Department (DOT) on Jan. 13 voted to allow the longer "double-bottom" trucks effective May 1. Following Monday's Senate action, only court action pending in Scott County District Court could prohibit the long trucks from'entering the state. The .Senate Rules and Administration Committee last week rejected a resolution by Sen. Eugene Hill, D-Newton, to overturn the DOT rule to permit the long trucks. "I don't think it got a fair hearing in committee because of bias in the committee," said Sen. James Redmond, D-Cedar Rapids. Redmond moved to suspend rules and bring the bill out of committee. "I feel I had the duty to the people I represent to bring it up," said Redmond. "This is one issue I feel that if they don't agree with me, they ought to." After parliamentary maneuvering, the measure was debated when Hill obtained signatures of a majority of Senators to bring the resolution up for immediate debate. At two different times, Senate action was brought to a standstill by calls of the Senate. was $757,784. The general fund expenditures will be $615,243 next year, compared to the present total of $564,601. City Manager Arthur Gute said the budget will require a levy of $10.10 for each $1,000 of assessed valuation. The council also signed a one-year lease to rent the city-owned farm land adjacent to the municipal golf course and set dues and green fee rates at the course for the coming year. Annual memberships will remain unchanged from last year — $70 for families, $35 for single adults and $20 for juniors, but green fees were raised from $2.00 to $3.00 on weekdays and $2.50 to $3.50 on weekends and holidays. It is hoped the green fee Rev. John McRaith Bicentennial Meeting Set for Catholics The Rev. John McRaith, executive director of the National Rural Life Conference, will speak at the Holy Spirit gym at 8 p.m. Thursday. He will speak on "Land Justice and Rural America." His talk will be part'of the "Liberty and Justice for All" night sponsored by the Priests' Senate and Sisters' Council. The program is the Catholic participation in the bicentennial celebration of the nation. The objective is to stimulate a process of reflection, and action by the Catholic community on the conditions that promote freedom and equality. Fr. McRaith has participated in numerous national consultations on major land and food issues. He has testified before committees of the U.S. Congress and serves as an ex-officio member of the Committee on Social Development of the U.S. Catholic Conference. Area Forecast Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday. Lows Tuesday night upper 20s. Warmer Wednesday, highs in upper 40s. increase together with a savings in labor costs from the installation of an automatic watering system will close the gap in the operating loss suffered by the facility last year. But, as was pointed out at Monday's meeting, the new schedule does not cover any of the estimated $9,000 cost of installing the automatic watering system. The council also held an informal discussion relative to allowing the sale of liquor-by-the-drink at the golf course club house. City Manager Gute told the council this question is .invariably asked when he interviews prospective managers of the course. While the council did not take any formal action, the indications were that liquor sales would Assets of Boys Town Up Sharply BOYS TOWN, Neb. (AP)Boys Town, the "City of Little Men," reported Tuesday that it currently has total assets of $242,102,166, up sharply from the $191.4 million net worth which was disclosed in a Pulitzer prize-winning story in 1972. The Sun Newspapers of Omaha, a suburban weekly newspaper group, won the prize when it disclosed the wealth of the private Roman Catholic Institution which then had an enrollment averaging 695 boys. Now, according to Boys Town officials, the enrollment on the campus on the western edge of Omaha totals 398 boys, making the institution's assets worth more than $608,000 per boy. Edwin J. Hewitt, deputy director of administration, said an audit statement shows that while Boys Town's endowment fund investments dropped during 1975, total assets rose from $238,110,951 as of Dec. 31, 1974, to $242,102,166 as of Dec. 31,1975. Boys Town, See Page 2 Manning to Sell Site of Old School MANNING — The Manning Community School District has begun preparing the way to sell the old elementary school site here. A petition to quiet title was filed in Carroll County District Court Monday in order for the district to receive a clear deed to the lot. The district has had the land since the 1880s, according to the board secretary and attorney, Richard Crandall, but has never has a deed. The routine court action should allow the district to sell the school site by the end of May, Crandall said. be approved if a formal request was made by the person who is appointed manager. L.T. Wernimont, who was in attendance at the. meeting, questioned the council on its vote against a proposed ordinance calling for closing the city's parks from midnight to6a.m. Dr. Norman Schulz, who voted for the ordinance when it failed to pass on a 3-3 tie vote, said he had not had anyone express their views to him prior to the vote, but since the vote, he has had several people tell him they felt the council should have passed the ordinance. Dr. Schulz said he felt the council should continue to check into the problem and it was suggested that one way to Ford Backers Confident oflllinofa Victory CHICAGO (AP) — Backers of President Ford were confident of turning back the challenge of Ronald Reagan and winning their fifth primary victory today as voters went to the polls in Illinois. Democratic voters were choosing between former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, former Oklahoma Sen. Fred Harris and Sargent Shriver, onetime director of the Peace Corps. As polls opened in the first Midwestern primary race, a wet snowfall had plastered sections of central and southern Illinois, creating hazardous highway travel and a deterrent for some voters. Five inches of snow fell in southwestern Illinois, but the National Weather Service said skies were clearing when the polls opened and were expected to remain sunny for the rest of the day. Carter and Shriver both criticized Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on Monday in their final campaign stops before thejllinois primary, and Wallace insisted that his partial paralysis would not impair his ability to be president. He then criss-crossed the state by plane, touching down at Mount Vernon, Danville, Alton and Springfield. In a state in which the Democratic vote is dominated by Mayor Richard J. Daley's Chicago machine, Carter was trying to finish off Wallace's presidential bid, while the Alabama governor fought to repair damage from Carter's victory in the Florida primary last week. Shriver, out of funds after beatings in New England, hoped the mayor's ward workers would rescue his candidacy. Reagan, meanwhile, predicted some time ago he would lose Illinois to Ford, and both Republicans finished their work in the state Saturday. Also gone was former Oklahoma Sen. Fred Harris, the only other Democrat on the ballot, who spent little time in Illinois. On election eve, Ford made telephone calls from Washington to fire up his Illinois troops and Wallace criss-crossed the state by airplane, stopping in Danville, Mount Vernon, Alton and Springfield. Election officials forecast that fewer than half of the 5.76 million registered voters would turn out for presidential voting. Former Illinois Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie, Ford's state chairman, predicted a comfortable victory and said if Reagan polls only 45 per cent "he should think about getting out." Sen. Charles H. Percy, the President's honorary Illinois campaign manager, predicted easy victory over Reagan. Percy forecast a 55 per cent triumph and said at a news conference, "Anything over 55 per cent will be an absolutely striking victory for President Ford." However, Reagan has said he would consider himself successful with anything over 40 per cent of the vote. Voting in the presidential primary — from 7 a.m. EST to 7 p.m. — was overshadowed by a Democratic gubernatorial primary in which incumbent Daniel Walker was challenged by Daley-backed Secretary of State Michael J. Hewlett. There were two phases to the presidential voting. The socalled preference primary, or "beauty contest," gauges the popularity of the candidates but nets them no delegates to the national conventions. The Democrats, in addition, will elect 155 delegates from the 24 congressional districts and choose 14 more later in their state convention. The Republicans will pick 96 and select five more later. All the presidential candidates are seeking a share of the delegates, and two Democrats who are not in the race also hope to pick up some convention-floor voting strength. force reconsideration might be to have interested citizens petition the council. In other matters, the council: — Approved the purchase of 50 American flags and flag holders at a cost of $582.67. The holders will be placed on parking meters in the central business district and the flags will be flown on seven holidays. The request for the city to purchase the flags came from the Maurice Dunn Post of the American Legion. — Deferred action on replacing the roof on the former library building until more bids can be secured. Some council members also questioned the amount of money that is being spent on the facility. The city had originally placed a ceiling of $25,000 to renovate the structure, which did not include work on the roof. To date, about $21,000 has been spent by the city on the building. — Approved payments of $660 for steel book supports in the library and $2,532 for a new copying machine for the city's administrative offices. The money for the equipment will come from general revenue sharing funds. — Heard reports on the progress of plans for the Bicentennial celebration observance scheduled for June 26 and July 4. Mayor pro tem Lou Galetich again conducted the meeting in the absence of Mayor Ronald Schechtman. No date has been set for the next council meeting. Wilson Resignation Stuns Parliament Harold Wilson LONDON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that stunned Parliament and rocked the stock exchange, Prime Minister Harold Wilson said today he will resign as soon as Laborites in the House of Commons pick a new leader. Wilson, who turned 60 last Thursday, cited age as the reason. A special meeting of Labor lawmakers was called for tonight to begin preparations Heroin Addiction Increases in U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) — Heroin addiction is steadily increasing in the United States but has not yet returned to the peak years of the late 1960s, the National Institute on Drug Abuse said today. Experts believe there now are between 250,000 and 500,000 active heroin users not in treatment programs. "There is a steady increasing incidence of heroin abuse but not to the former epidemic levels," an institute spokesman said. Even now, experts in drug abuse cannot agree as to how many addicts there were between 1968 and 1970 when the heroin problem was out of control. The institute released a new study today, representing the first attempt to measure heroin use, so the government can anticipate and respond if it should reach epidemic proportions again. Heroin use is estimated to be responsible for more than 70 per cent of the social cost of illicit drug use in the country. "The drug abuse explosion of the late 1960s caught most of us off guard," said Dr. Robert L. DuPont, the institute director, in the foreword to the report. Eight years later, he said, there still is no documentation of estimates "of the numbers of heroin addicts, speed freaks, acid heads and hippies in Haight-Ashbury." The institute, in cooperation with various federal health and law enforcement agencies, compiled what it calls a "Heroin Indicators Trend Report," which draws on a variety of sources of data to measure heroin use. for electing a successor. Wilson's resignation does not necessarily mean a general election is imminent, but his successor may wish to seek a fresh mandate from British voters when he or she takes over. Wilson's five year-term would have expired in October 1979. Lawmakers at Parliament poured out of committee rooms into the corridors when news of Wilson's announcement reached them. The prime minister had given no public hint that he was about to resign, and many members of Parliament at first refused to believe the announcement. On the stock exchange following Wilson's announcement, people were "dashing around all over the place," one dealer said. "It was chaos and confusion for 10 minutes." The pound opened at $1.920 and went down to $1.9160 after Wilson's announcement. The Bank of England intervened and the rate then improved slightly to $1.9170. Wilson's government suffered a stinging 28-vote defeat in the House of Commons last Wednesday on its plans to slash public spending by $6 billion. The defeat was caused by a revolt of 37 left-wing Laborites. The same day, the opposition Conservative party won two special parliamentary elections wit.h increased majorities, cutting into Labor's slice of the vote. On Thursday, however, the government survived a vote of Wilsoo, See Page 2 Champion Jazz Band — -Stall Photo The Carroll High School Jazz Band has won trophies in three events this year. The band won first place Saturday in Class B competition at the Creston Jazz Festival in Creston. Their other achievements this year include a second place Feb. 28 in the Great Plains Jazz Festival in Omaha and a third place at the Tri-State Festival at Morningside College in Sioux City. First row, from left: Don Meyer. Tony Hulsebus, Beth Petersen, Holly Evans, Diane Rother, Ros Fair, Jim Schaefer; second row, Ron Kruse, Mike Schaefer, Craig Osborn, Cliff Stroh, Roxanne Ohde, Lynette Hansen; third row, Rod Schonberger, John Erickson, Rachel Harmening, Lori Wilson, Jim Molitor, John Erickson, band director. Missing are Lori and Rita Harmening, Jon Merritt, and Brad Hoffman.

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