Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 26, 1976 · Page 13
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 13

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, March 26, 1976
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Building Trades Classes Erecting New Home DMACC Offers Something for Everyone De B s y SS G A"ea nd Co m - f^S^^^^ ' ^ J Community College has moved into the Carroll area during the past year with just about something for everyone. This is the goal of the college, says Superintendent Paul Lowery, as he points to the programming for high school students in career education, to the adult education programs offered in cooperation with local school districts, to the short courses available in a number of occupational areas and to the very real possibility of becoming a full-time arts and science student through night classes offered in the area. The latter was achieved beginning with the winter quarter when some 60 in Business Law I, Accounting II, Personal and Community Health, Fundamentals of Speech, and Business Communication. 'These classes offered in two time slots - from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. and from 9 p.m. till midnight twice a week make it possible for a person to attend classes during that six- hour period and be classified as a full-time student. Credits earned will transfer to four- year institutions and will make veterans eligible for full G.I. benefits. Four courses will be offered during spring quarters. They are principles of Accounting, Personnel Supervision, Criminal Law II and Health Care Administration. allow students to again carry a full load, or if preferred, fewer hours for a part-time student classification. Previous arts and sciences courses offered as extension courses in -Carroll had been conducted from 7 till 10 p.m. Lowery looks to the secondary career offerings for high school seniors in the area — one of the two pilot locations in the college district — as progress in taking education to the people. Conducted are two programs in the Lahr Building, 226 N. Main. They are building trades and auto service. There are 34 students in the building program and 36 in auto. They come from the T!m« Herald, Carroll, la. m Friday, March 26, 1976 3 Carroll Community, Carroll Kuemper, Manning Community, Coon Rapids Community and St. Bernard's of Breda High Schools. Classes meet in two sections — from 9 till 11:30 in the morning and from 1 till 3 in the afternoon. David Carroll, instructor in the building trades program, reports- that his students are building a home as a learning project. It is located at Carroll and Kevin Streets in Applewood Knolls. He says the goal is to achieve a custom look in a medium-size plan. Features include a fireplace, stonework in the interior, and a wrap-around deck. Carroll says they are close to schedule and it is expected that the house will be open for public inspection early in May. Sale will be by sealed bids after advertising. In addition to actual building experience, students study blueprint reading, construction theory and ter-, minology and other principles used in the building industry. Auto service, with Frank Jorgensen as the teacher, operates on the same schedule as building trades. Students learn auto maintenance, basic engine tune-up, valve grinding, engine overhaul, wheel alignment, balancing of tires, replacement of shock absorbers and other service applications necessary to provide a general background in auto service. Both instructors express satisfaction with the programs and hope that other schools join in the program next year. They say that Glidden-Ralston has expressed interest. Carroll, according to Jorgensen and Carroll, is a good town and they are pleased with the interest shown in what they are doing. Melody Powell, who directs the career supplemental programs in the district, reports that almost 150 adults in Carroll completed short courses during the past year in the following courses: emergency medical technician — ambulance, EMTA written and practical examination, coronary care, nurse aide-orderly, homemaker health aide training, tax clinic, boiler room maintenance, merchandise sales training and clerical training. Other programs in the Carroll general area were conducted at Audubon, Guthrie Center, Earlham, and Panora, with total enrollment of approximately 185. Career supplemental programs are offered in response to a request from the community and are developed to serve the needs of the community. Adult education programs are offered in cooperation with local high schools and during the past year were of- fered in almost ail the schools in the Carroll area. Serving on the board of directors from the Carroll area is Maurice Campbell of Coon Rapids. In addition, James Kratoska is on the general advisory committee and several residents of the' Carroll area are on program advisory committees. Lowery, in commenting on the college's activities in Carroll, says that the nursing program continued there after the area became part of the college district is a successful operation with placement of graduates very good. He sees continued community involvement in the total operation of the college and predicts more as flexibility of programming in the Carroll area increases. New Carroll Library Provides Information, Education, Recreation By Gordon S. Wade in mac n«<4 mn ..«,i *._ n._ /-*__. ........*.* .. By Gordon S. Wade Library Director Information, education, and recreation — these three words sum up the objectives of the Carroll Public Library. Each objective has its place in the general plan for the development of the library. Collection enrichment and rebuilding serve to fulfill the first two objectives and expansion into new types of media: art prints, eight-track tapes, tape cassettes, and phonograph records, for example, accomplishes the latter goal. The Carroll Community Library was started as a project of the Clio Club back in 1895 and moved to its Carnegie building in 1905 when local tax support became a reality. Another milestone in the library's history was reached in 1971 when voters approved the bond issue for the new civic center which included a 10,000-square foot library. The move to the new building occurred in the spring of 1975 and was made almost entirely by volunteers from the community. Collection enrichment began in 1963 as the library's attempt to rebuild its book collection to bring it up to the standards recommended by the American Library Association. This process means that the Library devotes a good share of its annual book budget toward purchasing the basic books of each field of endeavor. The first area of the library's collection to receive the benefits of this revitalizing procedure was the religion section (the 200's in the Dewey Decimal classification). Next the section of business books was rebuilt (the 650's) and then followed pure science (500's). We stalled in the area of pure science because it soon became apparent that the old Carnegie building did not have the shelving space required to completely rebuild this enormous and varied section. Pure science includes the following categories: general science, mathematics, astronomy, physics; chemistry, paleontology, geology, biology, botany, and zoology. We were able to complete the first four areas and then we had to quit. In 1975 when the library once again had the space to shelve its books, collection rebuilding switched out of pure science into two areas which reflected the needs of the community. These two areas were amateur theater and recreation/sports. The library was able to expand these two areas of the collection, but then it ran into another serious problem: lack of money. Our book budget just hasn't expanded enough to keep up with the rate of inflation. Book prices have increased at a much greater rate than consumer prices in general. In 1963 the average price of books was $6.55 while by last year that price had risen to $14.09 — more than doubling in a relatively short span of years. This coupled with the fact that libraries are now called upon to provide many services and many types of media which simply were not in existence 10 years ago. One readily sees the "crunch" which is affecting public libraries everywhere. The library's new home is a remarkable improvement over the Carnegie building. It is spacious and inviting and the community has responded well to its new library. Library use is "way up" over last year and circulation (the number of items loaned to customers) should top 100,000 this fiscal year. It is no longer an uncommon sight to find the library packed with people — with nearly every Newcomers Club in 16th Year Here -Staff Photo LIBRARIAN MRS. J. D. (RUTH) MOORE uses the electric duplicating machine in the new Carroll Public Library, located in the east wing of the Carroll Community Center. The Carroll Newcomers Club is beginning its 16th year. It exists to encourage fellowship among new residents and to promote a spirit of friendliness within the city. Mrs. Jean Keating, president, said, "This year the club has continued with a policy of attempting to get all members acquainted and involved through various activities." The club has monthly meetings with interesting programs and activities. Planned member socials and husband-wife events are throughout the year, Mrs. Keating said. Women who have recently moved to Carroll are welcome City Getting Ready for Big Celebration of Bicentennial The Carroll Bicentennial committee sent letters to various county organizations this week with information and ideas on booths and activities for the Early American Carroll County Fair Celebration on June 26. The letter urged organizations to sponsor a wide variety of activities at the Graham Park celebration after the parade, Mrs. Robert L. Kraus, fair co-chairwoman, said. •Several organizations have recently contacted the committee and promised to sponsor a wide variety of booths and activities, she said. Some of the projects that will be sponsored are: an old fashioned style shop; pony rides for small children, a doll clothing contest, a novelty item sale, beefburger, popcorn and pop stands. Profits from each booth will be donated to the chosen charities of the sponsoring organization, she said. The committee has many other ideas for booths and displays, she said. Perhaps different groups would like to sponsor a quilt contest, antique display, a spinning wheel demonstration, a pie stand, a sale of used books, paper flower stand or a sale of Christmas decorations, she said. Any organization in the county that has not been contacted by the committee should contact Mrs. Kraus. Interested individuals are also welcome to sponsor a booth or activity, she stressed. Any group in the county scheduling a bicentennial event may have it listed "on the official bicentennial calendar for display in a Carroll business," Mrs. Kraus said. To have the event listed on the calendar phone Gayle Schleisman at 792-9307, she said. "An Old Fashioned Family Picnic," complete with games for young and old is planned for July 4. The activities will be under the direction' of Jim Egli, Carroll City Recreation Director. A teen age barn dance and an adult street dance are planned. Co-chairwomen of the entire celebration are Mrs. Virgil Baumhover and Mrs. Cletus Windschitl. Parade co-chairmen are Cliff Bierl and Frank Hermsen. Early American Carroll County Fair Chairmen are Tom Schapman, Mrs. Doyle Beeber, Mrs. Robert Witowski and Mrs. Kraus. SAFE DRIVING SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Records show the safest country to drive in is Egypt and Austria is the most risky. However, the death rate is only one factor to consider in judging a country's driving record. There are many other factors such as the number of cars on the road, road conditions and population density. BUTTERFLIES MIGRATE PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (AP) — In this Northern California town it's against the law to harm butterflies. During the winter this coastal community is host to millions of Monarch butterflies which migrate annually. The arrival of the Monarchs attracts as much attention as that of the swallows which arrive at San Juan Capistrano on a certain day each year. seat taken. Yet with even as many as 75 people in the reading rooms,, as was the case at the recent exhibit of new library art prints, the library does not seem overcrowded. Looking ahead, the use of the library will continue to increase and so will the quality and quantity of the materials collections. The library now contains over 40,000 volumes of books and records and nearly 30,000 magazines. In addition it has collections of tape cassettes, eight-track ^tape cartridges, pictures, art 'prints, pamphlets, government documents, phonograph records, and microfilm. The Carroll Community Library has been quite successful in providing for the information, education, and recreation needs of its citizens. Three groups have made this possible: the trustees, the staff, and the friends. The trustees are the governing body of the library and are responsible for the various policies affecting library operation. The staff carries out these policies and operates the library within the guidelines set forth by the trustees. The Friends'are organized to interpret'" the library to the community and to give feed-back to the first two groups concerning community wishes for the library. We have been fortunate in the make-up of these three groups — the leadership necessarv tn oromote the library and improve its collections and services has always been outstanding in all three groups. THE NEW CARROLL PUBLIC LIBRARY in the Carroll Community Center, contains about 30,000 magazines. Librarian Mrs. J. D. (Ruth) .Moore scans a recent -Staff Photo newspaper. To her right are the shelves of current magazines. In the background are some of the book shelves. The library now has 40,000 volumes of books, and records. to attend the club's dinner meetings on the third Thursday of each month, she said. The meetings are currently held at the country club. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club sponsors informal coffees on the fourth Tuesday of each month, usually in the court house meeting room. Coffees are also held about every month in the homes to meet the newest members, she said. Mrs. Keating added that new women in the community are welcome to attend dinner meetings even if they have not been contacted by the club. Notices of the meetings appear in the social calendar of the newspaper. Membership in Newcomers Club remains stable at about 70 women. Current officers besides Mrs. Keating are Mrs. Kenneth Ames, vice president; Mrs. Barry Wilson, secretary, and Mrs. Wilbert Lussman, treasurer. Mrs. Mike Greteman recently was elected to serve as the Newcomer hostess. Through her welcoming service, Mrs. Greteman introduces each new Carroll resident to the club and extends an invitation to the meetings. After a woman has been in Newcomers for three years she is given a "charm" from the group and invited to join Pateo Club, an extension of Newcomers Club, Mrs. Keating said. Mrs. Don Derner is president of Pateo Club. The club has dinner meetings on the second Thursday of each month at Tony's. About 35 women are currently on the membership roll. Newcomers and Pateo Clubs occasionally have joint functions. NEW ARTS CENTER LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new fine arts center will be established in the downtown Los Angeles area, according to Atlantic Richfield Co., which is providing financial support for the facility. The center is expected to open by Mayl. HOME FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association Offers its Services To Carroll's Progress We look forward to serving the people of this area with our financial services. WE OFFER SAVINGS ANNUM RATE I Compounded Continuoutly EARNS I Compounded Continuoutly EARNS I Compounded Conlinuouily EARNS I Compounded Conlinuouily EARNS | Compounded Continuouily EARNS I Compounded Conlinuouily EARNS ANNUAL TIEID* 8.06° 7.79° 6.98° 6.72 5.92' 5.39 6 YEAR CERTIFICATE $1000 MINIMUM 4 YEAR CERTIFICATE $1000 MINIMUM 30 MONTH CERTIFICATE $1000 MINIMUM I YEAR CERTIFICATE $1000 MINIMUM 90 DAY CERTIFICATE $100 MINIMUM DAY-JN DAY-OUT PASSIOOK $1.00 MINIMUM LOANS * Intwett compounded cenlinuouily *orm indicoled annual yield when maintained for on* year *' A lubtfontiol infereit penally required for early withdrawal on all certificate*. YOUR SAVINGS INSURED JO $40,OdO BY FSLIC RESIDENTIAL Conventional F.H.A. V.A. APARTMENTS ACREAGES COMMERCIALS FARMS EDUCATIONAL EQUAL HOUSING An Equal Opportunity Lender LENDER PENSION PLANS AVAILABLE KEOGH PLAN I.R.A. PLAN For The Self Employed For The Individual Without A Pension Plan HOME FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association 227 Thomas Plaza, Carroll, la. HOURS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Man. thru Fri. 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday

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