Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 26, 1976 · Page 19
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 19

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, March 26, 1976
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City Schedules Official Census TTtis Summer Carroll Passes 10,000 in Population Estimate Carroll's estimated 1976 '•population has gone over the 10,000 mark for the first time. Based on increases in electric and water meters and mainline telephones, a figure of 10,027 has been arrived at through use of a special formula developed by the federal Census Bureau. It is an increase of 230 over last year's estimate. The city's actual population will be determined later this year after a special government census, ordered by., the city council, is completed. The Daily Times Herald has estimated Carroll's population each year over a long period of time. Moderate, but steady increases have been indicated each year. The 1976 estimate is an increase of 1,311 over the 1970 official figure of 8,716 and 2,345 over the official 1960 figure of 7,682. Over the years, the mathematical formula used to estimate the city's population has proved fairly accurate. Utilized are gains in water and electric meters and mainline telephone installations. Only meters and telephones in private homes are considered. In the case of telephones, extension phones are excluded. Also excluded are meters and telephones in business and commercial establishments. Residential gains this year included 87 telephones, 66 electric meters and 37 water meters. New home and commercial construction is considered a factor indicating an increase in population. City Works Administrator Leo Clark reported building permits issued here since Jan. 1, 1975 total 56 — 40 new single family dwellings, seven apartment buildings with a total of 50 units and nine commercial or public buildings. Values listed on the buildings permits total $2,870,195. They include $1,185,050 for homes, $557,000 for apartments and $1,128,145 for commercial and public buildings. Wayne Weeks, manager of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., reported 3,455 mainline telephones as of Jan. 1, 1976, compared with 3,368 a year ago; Darwin Peterson, Iowa Public Service Co. manager, said electric meters increased from 2,974 a year ago to 3,040 on Jan. 1, 1976. City Clerk Leon P. Oswald said the number of water meters installed rose from 2,902 a year ago to 2,939 on Jan. 1, 1976. Gains in utility installations have been dramatic during the past 25 years. In 1950 Carroll's population was 6,231. Since that time there has been a gain of 1,315 electric meters, 2,053 telephones and 1,302 water meters. The formula for determining annual population estimates between the official 10-year censuses works this way: ItJigures 3.24 persons per residential electric meter, 3.04 per water meter and 3.27 per mainline residential telephone. This formula was used by the Census bureau in its 1970 official count. The 3,455 mainline telephones are multiplied by 3.27, yielding a population estimate of 11,297.85. The 3,040 electric meters are multiplied by 3.24, yielding a population estimate of 9,849.60. The 2,939 water meters are multiplied by 3.04, yielding an estimated population of 8,934.56. The three estimates are added and the result divided to obtain an estimate of 10,027.34. Carroll has not had a population decline for more than 80 years. Here are official tabluations dating back to 1895: 1970 8,716 1965 8,481 1960. 1950. 1940. 1930. 1920. 1910. 1900. 1895. .7,682 .6,321 .5,330 .4,691 .4,254 .3,546 .2,882 .2,839 Here is the utility table used in computing the 1976 population estimate: Utility 1175 1976 Est. Pop. Electric 2974 3040 9,849.60 Water 2902 2939 8,934.56 Telephone 3368 3455 11,297.85 Total 30,082.01 Average 10,027.34 The special federal census probably will be taken sometime in mid or late June, Oswald sai<J. The city plans to spend in the neighborhood of Carroll Daily Times Herald Section C Carroll,.Iowa, Friday, March 26, 1976 Page 1 $5,000 for the count, he added, hoping a sizable gain in population will result in enough of an increase in federal and state aid to offset some of the costs of the census. Oswald said the city would be eligible for $23 per capita for each person counted above the 1970 official census of 8,716. If there has been a gain of 1,200 over that figure, the city would stand to get increased aid amounting to about $27,000 a year. Preliminary work is proceeding on the official census. Oswald said at the present time certain city maps needed by U.S. enumerators are being prepared in Omaha. The Census Bureau in Washington will assign an official to Carroll to direct the census. Local persons will be hired as enumerators. It is expected the enumeration will take from three weeks to a month to complete. Every effort will be made to see that every resident is counted, Oswald said. Oswald added that college students home for the summer can be counted as residents of Carroll only if they are uncertain they'll return to school or if they plan to drop out and remain here. Those planning to go back to school must be counted in the city where they attend school. Oswald noted that several Iowa cities, anticipating increases in population, have ordered special federal censuses and have been surprised after the counts have been made to learn they have actually lost, rather than gained population. But, he added that Carroll appears to have a better chance of showing a gain because of its past history of steady increases and other factors that would indicate the trend is continuing. Improvements Made by St. Lawrence Church, School A change in the clergy staff of the St. Lawrence Church occurred during the past year. The Rev. Patrick R. Walsh joined the staff this year and is also an instructor at Kuemper High School. Fr. Walsh is from Fort Dodge. He succeeded the Rev. James Smith, who is now administrative head of Kuemper High School and has taken up residence there. During the summer the church had a double garage constructed north of the convent. Needed improvements were also made in the church and St. Lawrence School. Two other priests serve the 3,840 persons and 990 households. They are the Rev. Dale E. Reiff and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry B. Karhoff, pastor. Msgr. Karhoff has been with St. Lawrence since 1963. During the past year there were 78 baptisms performed and 92 children received First Communion. There were 31 marriages performed and 31 members died. Several laymen help manage the church. St. Lawrence School Board members are Benny Bliss, Larry Lenz, Mrs. Joe Tegels, Mrs. Joe Dalhoff, Leslie Butler, Mrs. Cecil Menke, Msgr. Karhoff, Sr. Mary Myron Stork, Fr. Reiff, Eliseo Evangelista (teacher representative), and Mrs. Delores Wieland, secretary. Lay Directors Dr. L. B. Westendorf and Vernis Juergens are members of the St. Lawrence Church Corporation. Members of the Finance Committee are the pastor, Robert M. Moehn, Virgil Schroeder, Joe H. Gronstal, Paul E. Heider, Francis L. Sharp and the two lay directors. St. Lawrence Grade School has an enrollment of 570 and parish students attending Kuemper High School are 245. The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) catechism instruction has an enrollment of 154 grade school students. The classes are taught by volunteer teachers under the direction of Fr. Reiff and Sr. Synesia Vaske. Director of the Pre-School Religion Classes is Mrs. Richard Baumhover, assisted by volunteers. Holy Spirit Plans a Pictorial Directory FORTY TOP-LOAD Speed Queen washers are featured at the Carroll Fabric Care Center, U.S. 30 west in Carroll. There are 20 dryers. The center opened in 1975 in the -Staff Photo newly built building. Mrs. Howard (Irene) Klahn is the manager. Jim Stock of Lake View owns the establishment. The Diocesan Development Program Drive under the direction of Dr. Norman Schulz was successful in St. Lawrence Parish. Several hundred parishioners assisted Dr. Schulz in more than ASPHALT CONSTRUCTION YOUR BEST WAY TO GO IN 1976 Asphalt driveways New or over old Pavements Parking lots Large or small School-Ohurch-Commercial Asphalt Sidewalks New or over old Pavements Playgrounds Athletic-School Recreation area's Asphalt streets- Resurfacing over old pavements- New streets with full depth-Deep Strength pavement for smooth riding qualities We do point striping of parking fots For your construction needs callus we will contact you- No charge For estimates Hallett Const. Co* Box 225 Carroll, Iowa Phone 712-792-1455 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER doubling the parish quota, Msgr. Karhoff said. Parish organizations include: the School Advisory Board, Home and School Association, Ladies Guild, Men's Club, C.Y.O., Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Makers Club, Vigil of Prayer Group, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.), Pre-School Religion, Lectors, Senior Volunteer Choir, Men's Choir, Ladies' Choir, Lawreans Choir (children), Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Organists and Junior Organists and Carroll Health Center Volunteers. The Holy Spirit church is undertaking the publication of a parish pictorial directory this year. The directory will include the families and individuals of the parish. The parish comprised of about 800 familes living in the southern section of Carroll and surrounding area. Holy Spirit church is located at 421 E. Bluff St. , It represents the consolidation of the former SS. Peter and Paul and St. Joseph parishes. The new edifice was dedicated in 1969. The church seats more than 1,000, according to the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Leo Lenz, V.F. The school has an enrollment of 472 grade school students. The staff includes 11 Franciscan nuns and 14 lay teachers. Tony Reuter is chairman of the finance committee for the second year. New members of the committee for 1976 are Dr. Michael J. Hall, William Heinrichs, Simon Langel and Joseph Staiert. The parish has several organizations for its members including the Women's Guild,^ Holy Name Society and the Catholic Youth Organization. Officers of the Women's Guild are Mrs. Loretta Pick, president; Mrs. Robert Mosher, and Mrs. Joseph Staiert, vice presidents, Mrs. Francis Baldus, secretary, and Agnes Greteman, treasurer. The Holy Spirit School Education Council is made of up Msgr. Lenz, Sr. Susan Till, Mrs. Edward Boulware, Mrs. Francis Baldus, Arnold Danzer, Howard Johnson, Mrs. Donald Nieland and Loren Roiger. • II ! THERE'S A LOT OF GO THINGS AT PIZZA HUT There's something new under our roof, including double the former seating capacity and an entirely redecorated interior — changes that will make your dining more convenient and enjoyable. The Pizza Hut in Carroll is now the longest Pizza Hut in the country. And on April 1, we will start making deliveries of all our Pizza Hut menu features. The Pizza Hut, growing and expanding with Carroll. Serving: • Pizra • Spaghetti • Cavatini • Salads • Sandwiches • Beverages There's a Lot of Good Things Under Our Roof Reservations for Large Groups are Accepted Highway 30 East Carroll

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