Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, March 26,1976 What Others Are Saying— The Hawk Eye, Burlington We support school board president Jim Adams in his campaign against forced, outside-arbitration of school teacher dismissals. The Iowa Senate has passed a bill, to be debated by the House April 1, which would allow dismissed teachers to appeal to an outside arbitrator, whose decision would be binding on the school board. The Hawk Eye has long campaigned on the issue of school board responsibility — especially in regarding open decision-making, the public right to know, and the board's sensitiveness to public opinion. It would be utterly inconsistent for us now to approve of taking away from the board one of its most essential responsibilities — the responsibility to hire and fire its employes — and to turn that responsibility over to an outside, unelected agent, before whom the public had no standing. In our past quarrels with the school system, we have complained that sometimes it seems to be administered as if those who run it think it is their private preserve, rather than the creature of the voter, taxpayer and parent. In their new role as labor unionists, teachers are increasingly acting as if they, also, view the school system as a private business institution, in which labor/management relations can be conducted as between General Motors and the United Auto Workers. It is not. It is the public institution nearest and dearest to the people, and any move which diminishes the say of the people in running it — for better or worse — is a diminution of the democratic way of life. From pioneer days on, getting rid of the local school m'arm — for reasons good or ill — has been a community issue sometimes of crisis proportions, which is settled in the community. Discharged teachers have a right to public hearing, the opportunity to marshal! the support of their colleagues and the public against arbitrary actions of school officials. We have in the past gone vigorously to bat for teachers in some such institutions, and will do so again. But the issue is, and should continue to be, settled locally where, if we don't like the settlement, we can get our hands on those who make it — the school board members — at the next election. For, it is our school system. We have to support it. We have no choice, so at the very least we must have a say in its vital decisions. The sad anomaly of our times is that for 40 years there has been growing a teacher elite, ever more remote and unresponsive to the community. It has justly benefited deserving teachers in many ways. But in that time, education nationally has grown worse. Burlington is well above that national norm, because we want better schools and we can get what we want as long as we are in control. Let's keep it that way. Cherokee Daily Times If Atty. Gen. Richard Turner wants to write legislation in the low aGeneral Assembly, he should resign from his office in the executive branch and file for a seat in the House or Senate. Presently, along with some easily led Republican friends in the House, he appears to be engaged in a program of prolonging debate over revisions in the state criminal code. His technique of offering numerous amendments — it is claimed he has had a hand in writing 200 of the 300 amendments — seems to have the aim df exhausting legislative time to the point where the demanding task will be abandoned. If he should succeed in his endeavor, the code most likely would remain in its present, antiquated state for many years to come. The Senate completed its revisions last year; and if the House should fail to accomplish the task this session, work would have to begin anew in both chambers in a subsequent biennium. Most likely, any such document as the code, no matter when, adopted, would include some weaknesses and inconsistencies. But these could be changed at any time through normal legislative process. Those who are aiding Turner in causing the legislature to waste time are doing the state a disservice. Their colleagues should make it plain such tactics are deplorable. Mason City Globe Gazette State Auditor Lloyd Smith wants state departments to curtail expenditures for out-of-state travel by their employes. The economy-minded Smith points out that the state spent $941,358 last year for state employes to travel outside Iowa. That compares with $185,096 for similar out-of-state travel by state employes a decade ago. Smith sees two ways to cut these climbing costs. First, he would like to see some of the conferences and seminars Iowa state employes attend brought into the state. That would boost Iowa's economy while holding down state travel costs. Second, he would like to see fewer state employes going to out-of-state conferences. We'll buy Smith's first idea, although we can see some obvious stumbling blocks. We would guess that San Francisco and Miami would hold more attraction than Des Moines or Cedar Inside Report Resistance By Roland Evans , and Robert Novak 1st in Sportsmanship, 4th in State! WASHINGTON — President Ford's sudden personal opposition last week to an antitrust bill his entire administration had long supported stemmed not from any ferocious lobbying campaign but from political reflexes developed by Gerald R. Ford over 25 years in Congress. So, after nearly two years in the Oval Office, Mr. Ford has again revealed his distinctive resistance to change from the safe old ways of Capitol Hill. For nearly two years, the administration had backed legislation authorizing the 50 state attorneys general to file antitrust suits for treble damages in federal courts in behalf of their citizens. Not until Jan. 17, the day before the bill reached the House floor, did Mr. Ford oppose it. Even though the House on Jan. 18 amended the bill to satisfy presidential objections before passing it, the probability is that Mr. Ford would still veto it. While reopening old splits among House Republicans, this turnaround tells much about the President. This was no rerun of his reversal on the common situs picketing bill, when he yielded to masstive lobbying and political pressure. This time, Mr. Ford instinctively responded to the big business position after a single telephone call from an old congressional colleague, scarcely considering the significant body of Republican opinion which feels the party must end its suicidal marriage with corporate business — or perish. The Justice Department first supported the bill during the Nixon presidency. But shameless White House efforts to brand it a Nixon proposal are sheer nonsense. In truth, the measure never was put before either President. It never had to go to the Oval Office because of unanimous approval inside the administration, with the Office of Management and Budget approving endorsement of the bill by the Justice Department's antitrust division. Inside the White House, the bill received clearance early this year from Mr. Ford's Economic Policy Board. Just one month ago, the Justice Department again formally endorsed the proposal. Moreover, helping citizens recover damages from illegal price fixing fit Mr. Ford's State of the Union pledge to "strictly enforce the federal antitrust laws" in order to "foster competition and bring prices down for the consumer." Even some conservatives see reversion to Teddy Roosevelt Republicanism as a political imperative. Although opposition from big business was tepid, its champions in Congress were active — particularly brainy Rep. Charles Wiggins of California, a relentless foe of the bill inside the Judiciary Committee. Wiggins was not only lobbying the White House but talking to House Republican leaders, including Minority Leader John Rhodes of Arizona. On March 10, Rhodes telephoned Mr. Ford, his old comrade and predecessor as minority leader. That was the first the President had ever heard of the bill, and his instinctive, visceral reaction was negative. He ordered his staff to restudy the bill, but it was clear Mr. Ford had made up his mind. No opposite recommendation came from Atty. Gen. Edward Levi, who, curiously, informed both Wiggins and Rhodes he agreed with them and not with his own antitrust division. When the campaigning President met privately with businessmen in Chicago March 13, a corporate executive — not knowing he was preaching to the newly converted — urged Mr. Ford to oppose the treble damages bill. The President responded that businessmen ought to be more vocal in making their wishes known. Rep. Robert McClory of Illinois, the bill's principal Republican supporter on the Judiciary Committee, telephoned the White House to protest. "We are not the party of big business," McClory, a moderate conservative, pleaded. "We are the party of the broad cross-section of the American people." To no avail. When the President's March 17 letter to Rhodes opposed the bill, its Republican supporters were stunned. Rep. William Cohen of Maine, who backed the bill in the Judiciary Committee following Assistant Atty. Gen. Thomas Kauper's support for it, angrily suggested on the House floor that perhaps congressional committees should accept testimony only from cabinet members. What followed was grimly reminiscent of 1974, when senior Republicans chided Cohen for his role in the Nixon impeachment proceedings. After Cohen charged the administration had "misled" the Judiciary Committee, the usually even-tempered Rhodes stalked into the cloakroom. Returning to the floor shortly thereafter, Rhodes engaged in a heated dialogue with Cohen observable from the galleries and overheard by several Congressmen. Will the President now sign the bill considering the changes adopted by the House? "He certainly should;'"" McClory told us. But a key White House aide advised us that "serious reservations about the concept" remain. Last week the Kuemper Knights proved by their trip to the state tournament and their 4th place finish in the tourney that they are one of the finest teams in the state. Last week the Knights also proved something which could be considered even more important. In the words of one TV broadcaster, "The Kuemper fans set the tone for the entire tournament." In the end the Knights' fans came home with the first place trophy for spirit and sportsmanship. Congratulations to players, coaches, and fans!! Advice Help Bury Wife? By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married woman. I've had a very close relationship with a man who is also happy with his wife. We are both in the same type of business, and we see each other frequently to discuss business matters or just to have a friendly get-together. We have been to bed together during business trips, but neither of us thinks of it as any great love affair. We are just friends who enjoy all sides of our relationship. About a year ago, his wife found out about us and got all uptight. (I don't blame her.) After that, we stopped seeing each other socially, but when we meet on business, the close romantic feeling is still there. Now I've heard that this man's wife has a terminal illness and hasn't much longer to live. When she dies, should I attend the funeral? If my husband were to die, I'd want this friend of mine to attend the funeral, but I don't know if he would feel the same way. Should I ask him? That seems so Rapids for the sponsors of seminars and conferences of the size and importance of those which attract state employes. We're not knocking Smith's money-saving efforts. They are just great. But we're wondering why Smith picked the out-of-state travel costs for special attention. It appears he could make a plenty strong case for trimming back some of the state employe travel within Iowa's boundaries. Smith points out that the total cost for state employes' travel in 1975 was $14,597,538. That means the out-of-state travel costs were only 6.4 per cent of the total cost. We won'.t argue that $941,000 isn't still a considerable figure, and we commend Smith for seeking ways to hold down spending. But the out-of-state total is hardly the first place we would look to institute economies in a $14.5 million package. We suggest Smith go a step further and see if there aren't areas where even greater savings can be achieved for the state's taxpayers in the other 93.6 per cent of the state employes' travel expenditures. VARSITY BASKETBALL players Bob Kelly and Rick Friedman express the gratitude of the team for the support given them during the state tournament in the welcoming ceremony last Sunday. Kuemper would like to thank all parents, Carroll High students, Carroll High faculty, the Chamber of Commerce, Carroll area businesses and our Lake View-Auburn friends who helped cheer our basketball team on in the state tournaments. It all proved worthwhile as Kuemper came home with two trophies this year: The AAA Fourth Place trophy, and the AAA Sportsmanship Award. Thanks to all! crass. Please advise me. OLD FRIEND DEAR FRIEND: Don't ask him. And don't attend the funeral. I think he'll probably appreciate your absence. DEAR ABBY: I am a widow in my mid-50s, and I live in an exclusive high rise apartment. Last month a bachelor moved into the apartment next to mine. This man has an electric organ, that I can hear him playing nearly every evening. I don't mind that, but he also Has a Boston bulldog that "sings" while he plays the organ. The dog's "singing" consists of a howling sound, but he very often hits the right note, begins at the beginning of every song and finishes at the end. (Sometimes the man "harmonizes" with the dog.) The man is very attractive, and appears to be in his 60s. I understand he is a retired physician. I suppose he is lonely, but I'm sure he could do much better than a singing dog for company. How do I meet him? THE LADY NEXT DOOR DEAR LADY: Invite him for a T-bone steak dinner and tell him you'll save the bone for his dog. Published by the Student* of Kuemper High School Vol. 23 Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, March 26, 1976 No. 26 Student Talent Shown Sunday For the eleventh straight year, Kuemper High School will make an effort to raise money for the missions by holding the annual Hootenanny. Hoot XI will be held Sunday, March 28 at 8 p.m. in the Kuemper auditorium. Hoot is sponsored yearly by the KSMC. This year the program is being directed through the cooperation of Sister Jean and Father Topf. A variety of acts will be presented. Tentative performances will include the Kuemper Stage Band, the Kuemper Square Dancers, a take off on the Monty Python Show, several solo and duet vocal presentations, a satire on Star Trek, modern dance, a vocal-instrumental group, a commercial comedy act, an original faculty act and a student rock band. Bryce Burkett, a sophomore participant in the Hoot Talent Show, commented, "I think it's a good way of raising money for the missions and I hope it goes well. I think the acts are all real good." Dean Wittry, a senior participant, responded, "It gives you the chance to show your talent and have a good time." Father Topf, Hoot XI moderator, spoke for himself and co-moderator Sister Jean, in commenting, "We feel the missions to be a worthy cause for any activity and hope students and friends will come to the show." Chorus Tour Yesterday, under the direction of Ms. Barbara Fletcher, the Mixed Chorus, Select Girls' Glee and the Girls' Ensemble participated in a one-day tour. The tour consisted of two stops: one at LeMars Gehlen and one at Granville Spalding. The performance centered around a bicentennial theme. The groups performed a variety of bicentennial numbers and traced the unforgettable music from the early 1900's to the now popular music of the 1970's. Music Students to State Contests A GROUP OF talented students practice for their upcoming Hoot XI act. Forty-nine Kuemper vocal music students will be participating in the state solo . and ensemble music contest in Shenandoah, Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27. Duets, quartets, girls' sextets, trios and mixed double quartets are among the ensemble groups that have been preparing for the contest Seniors Can Be Choosy DAILY TIMES HERALD 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday and Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMESW. 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 of March 2, 1897. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republlcatlon 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 deli very per week .............. J BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year ................ MO.OO Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties In Zones 1 and 2 per year .................................. »".00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year .60 By Kris Daeges Whoever says, "Seniors can't be choosers!" has not been introduced to the English elective program offered to Kuemper seniors. In this program, the students choose from a variety of courses to fulfill their senior English requirements. Each course is one semester in length. Mr. Terry Sexton, head of the program, explains its purpose: "The program provides a diversity of courses to meet the educational, vocational, and personal needs and interests of students. Seniors should have the opportunity to make decisions about their education, and they should be held responsible for their choices." Next year eight electives will be offered. The purpose and content of each are as follows: Modern Literature, a college-oriented course is designed to familiarize students with universal and contemporary themes of modern authors, American and international, approaches to Literary Analysis, and advanced rhetoric and composition. Great Books, also a college-oriented course, familiarizes students with the themes and ideas of major authors from Ancient to Modern Times, Literary Analysis, and advanced rhetoric and composition. Interest Reading familiarizes students with a number of selections of mostly contemporary authors. A variety of genre is offered, and usually themes especially of interest to teenagers are chosen. Literature for Enjoyment and Appreciation is the general reading of the literature of our heritage for enjoyment and appreciation. This course also includes an extensive study of the newspaper. Mass Media, is concerned with exploring and comparing the different types of mass media such as newspaper, television, magazines, film, radio, and advertising. Experiences in Communication gives the class an opportunity to perform such communicative activites as storytelling, poetry reading, and play reading. Vocational Communications stresses the oral and written communication skills necessary to relate and perform effectively in occupational endeavors. The elective British Literature will be offered next year. It concerns the literary movements, style and techniques of major British authors from Anglo Saxon to Modern Times. Also, next year, Creative Writing will join the list of elactives. It will include instruction, techniques, models, and student practice in writing original selections of various literary forms. With such a wealth of topics, juniors are already looking into the electives to see which ones will best accommodate their interests and needs. "We are completing the second year of this program," commented Mr. Sexton, "and the tone, effort, and accomplishments of seniors taking these courses have justified the work and attention this program demands." for several weeks. The maximum number of eighteen solos have also entered the contest. "I'm pleased with the large number of students who are interested in contests this year," Ms. Barbara Fletcher, vocal music director, commented. "The students are confronted with an even greater challenge because of the small amount of time available for practicing; the choirs are also preparing for a tour and for Oklahoma. However, I am happy with their hard work and enthusiasm." Staff Co-Editors: Lori Beckman. Dave Donovan Reporters: Maria Pollastrini. Julie Tigges. Joyce Harman. Kris Daeges. Sheila Heisterkamp. Lori Beckman. Photographers: Mary Jo Baumhover. Tony Martin. Joe McKone Advisor: Mr. Robert Galligan Tennis Athletes Begin Seasons By Sheila Heisterkamp Kuemper High School is again welcoming last year's addition to our sports department, the girls' and boys' tennis teams. Fr. Paul Roder returns as head coach along with Dean Koltasch, Sharon Alcorn, and Fr. Bruce LeFebvre as assistants in the program. Sign up for team candidates took place throughout last week, and ended with a meeting concerning the routine.of the season on Friday. Approximately 70 to 80 students signed up for this popular sport, although this number will be cut to about 12 to 15 members per team because of the.lack of facilities. Practices, which began this past week, are set up from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During these times, assistant coaches will be working with individuals on different tennis skills. Newcomers to the team will begin with basic style and form, along with learning the rules of the game. The coaching staff feels that we should turn up a better season this year because of the experience achieved in the past. Most of last year's letter-winners are returning and they will play a big part in the team's success. Different outlooks and accomplishments for the upcoming schedule are held by students and coaches. Carol Walz wants "to get a lot of people interested in the program who could better the team in any way." She feels support is important and "more people should come to the home meets." Dave Bruner said, "The season will be a challenge for the returning guys to do better. Mostly it will be fun." Fr. Roder stated, "I'd like to see the boys have a winning season, overcoming last year's record of 2-5. They have a lot of potential to do it." He commented that last year the girls were "surprisingly efficient," winding up with a winning 4-3 season. "It's going to be tough to maintain that mark." Basically Coach Roder "would like to see the kids have fun and improve their games" — so they can beat him sometime! Speech Results Four Kuemper students received a one rating at the State Speech contest last Saturday in Atlantic. They were Greg Sernett in public address, Jayne Staley iti prose. Chris Cawley in poetry and Terri Shirbroun in after dinner speaking. Students receiving a two rating were Julie Hagemann in radio and public address, Mike Tigges in radio,- Lori Beckman in prose, Pat Danner in expository address, Brian Pudenz in dramatic acting, Maureen Nurse and Joyce Klocke in humorous acting, Terri Langenfeld and Carol Vonnahme in traditional storytelling and Sheila Furey in Improvisational Storytelling.
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