Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 26, 1976 · Page 37
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 37

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, March 26, 1976
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Many Services Are Offered by Carroll's State Employment Office Th.e Iowa Stat? Employment Security Commission, located at 510 North Clark Street, offers a variety of services. The employment service provides an opportunity for businesses seeking employees and workers looking for jobs to reach each other. As with- most government offices there are no fees charged. / Job placement was the focal point of the employment service objectives in 1975. This goal was to. find suitable Jobs for all types of workers: those just entering the labor market; those whose skills needed up-grading and those skilled, workers in need of employment to match their skills. Besides offering local job openings, the local office uses the Job Bank system of daily dissemination of all job openings received from employers by the employment service. Job Bank serves all employment service offices in Iowa. The service provides the most current information on available job openings. Applicants are supplied with extensive data for each opening, including wage rates and fringe benefits. Job Bank has greatly accelerated this agency's referral and placement activities. Also, Job Bank has advantages for employers. A single employer's call to list his openings are listed with all employment service offices in the state. The office also offers "Inter-Area Placement." Workers unable to find jobs locally and willing to work elsewhere benefits from Inter-Area Placement. Using Job Bank, local employment service offices can inform these workers of existing jobs in other parts'of the state or nation. On the other hand, workers capabilities can be relayed to any part of the country for job development purposes. Last year, the Carroll and Denison offices had over 4,000 job applicants, 3,100 of them applying for the first time. Since July 1, 1975, 1,606 persons have been placed. Particular emphasis is placed on the preference veterans are to receive in employment assistance. Veterans are encouraged to make use of the office. Co-operation between the Veterans Administration and the local office is maintained. The Veterans program is 365 Are Employed at GE; Payroll $60,000 a Week ByR.E. Day (GE Plant Manager) Last year was a year of survival for General Electric'sCarroll operation. Survive it did, and that in itself was an accomplishment. The drastic business reversals which began during the fourth quarter of 1974 continued undiminished through the first and well into the second -quarter of 1975. Forty-five per cent of the Carroll work force experienced layoffs during that painful period and many adjustments had to be made throughout all operations in the plant. A slow recovery began late in the second quarter, then rapidly gained momentum and reached a peak of activity during the last few months of the year. At the end of three quarters, the Carroll operation saw sales off 20 per cent from the previous year but the last quarter upsurge provided enough support to establish total sales only six per cent below 1974. About 1.5 million clock and timer devices for the nation's major appliance range industry were produced and marketed during 1975, a drop of 300,000 units from one year ago. This decrease was partially offset by a significant increase in sales of fabricated parts to General Electric's Canadian affiliate. Plans continued to be implemented to make the Carroll operation more self-sufficient. Additional automatic screw machines and a plastic molding press were installed and put into operation during 1975. GE-Carroll responded to energy concerns by initating many energy-saving programs and investigating alternate energy sources. Both activities will be vigorously pursued throughout the coming year. Three hundred-sixty-five persons were employed at year end with an average weekly payroll approaching $60,000. Employment and general business activity remain at year end levels and should continue stable through the first . quarter of the new year. This year's total should be good, though not outstanding, with surely a much greater degree of stability than either of the past two years. Wilkins Auto Parts Serves Wide Area Wilkins Auto Parts, Inc., a National Automotive Parts Association jobber, sells to independently-owned machine shops, fleet contractors, ready-mix plants, agricultural co-ops custom grinders, oil stations, general automotive repair shops and garages in Carroll and other towns in a 30-mile radius. Charles D. (Rusty) wilkins is owner-manager and has been an NAPA jobber for 15 years. The company, located at 516 W. Seventh St. since the fall of 1973, also is distributor for Ernest Holmes Wrecker Company in a territory extending 150 to 200 miles, offering new or used wreckers, either factory- or locally-mounted. Prominently displayed in the Wilkins building are tools, accessories and other products of interest to automotive dealers and other persons. The Wilkins firm is the only NAPA jobber that has double-deck steel shelving in its warehouse, enabling many parts to be stored in a small area. . The Wilkins facility features an incoming WATS line as a customer service. Now in its second year, the line is used extensively. A complete shop also is a part of the Wilkins operation. Al Reiff is shop foreman in an advisory capacity. New machinist is Larry R. Demers, formerly of Storm Lake. Following completion of an 11-month program of machine technology at Iowa Central Community College he worked in Fort Dodge before accepting the position at Wilkins Auto Parts, Inc. Personnel besides Wilkins, Reiff and Demers includes John White, store manager; ARKANSAS NICKNAME LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' nickname was changed by legislative act in 1953 from "The Wonder State" to "The Land of Opportunity." Arkansas was nicknamed "The Wonder State" by legislative act in 1923. Roger Tapps and Dan Lynch, countermen; Sam Newbanks salesman; Gary Blessington, full time wrecker salesman; Jim Ricke and Mark Wilkins, stock clerks; Mrs. Ray Miller and Mrs. Wilkins, bookkeepers. Wilkins Auto Parts, Inc., formerly was known as Nash Motor Parts, which was established in Carroll in 1960. FIGHT FIRES LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — The Natitfnal Forest Service is using domestic goats to maintain firebreaks in the brushlands of southern California's national forests. The goats are expected to provide an inexpensive and efficient way to prevent the spread of fires. Goats were chosen, according to the National Automobile Club, because they eat brush not eaten t by other livestock and because they crop it off close to the ground, clearing the areas in which they graze of the dried bushes and grass that provide fuel for fires. To ensure that the goats clear only the areas set aside for firebreaks, they are penned at night and closely herded during the day. administered by Thomas Arndorfer, local Veterans Employment Representative. The Denison and Carroll offices processed 228 veterans' applications for jobs. Out of the 228 applications, 150 applicants were placed. Public Service Employment ( PSE ) Title VI is administered locally by David Nagl. PSE is a program by which cities, counties and some non-profit organizations may receive funds to place needed personnel into employment at little expense to the requesting unit. Much, if not all, of the salary can be offset by federal government funds for a specified length of time. PSE is a part of the Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA). 55 Are Members of D.A.R. The work of Priscilla Alden chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is keyed to the three-fold objectives of the National Society, D.A.R. — history, education and patriotism. The chapter, which currently involves 55 women from Carroll, Glidden, Jefferson and Scranton, was chartered here in 1904. Mrs. C. W. Homan of Glidden is in the second of her two-year term as regent. The organization's work in the historic, educational and patriotic phases of American life is carried on through a network of national, state and local chapter committees. The D.A.R. keeps abreast of the times and reports annually to Congress and the Smithsonian Institute. Glimpses of the past and present are found at national headquarters in Washington, D.C., which includes a genealogical library, Americana museum and document collection. Priscilla Alden chapter lends its support to the two schools for the underprivileged owned and operated by the D.A.R. -^ Kate Duncan Smith D.A.R. School at Grant, Ala., and Tamassee D.A.R. School at Tamassee, S.C. Other schools are on the approved list for D.A.R. assistance. Each year Priscilla Alden chapter sponsors an essay contest in local area schools in observance of February as "American History Month." Last spring an essay written by Lisa St. Peter of Scranton placed third at the state conference in Des Moines. Recognizing young citizens, the chapter annually gives "Good Citizen" awards to area high school youths. The 1975-76 year was the first that boys were considered for the award; however, the recipients were girls. Those recognized in November were Susan Jones and Mary Hagemann of Carroll, Beverly Wanninger of Coon Rapids, Phyllis Peters of Glidden, Lori Dunivan of Jefferson and Tlmei Herald, Carroll, la. M Friday, March 26, 1976 «J There are other provisions under the CETA program which include on-the-job training and limited institution training, although not administered by the employment service. The local CETA team includes Owen Martin, Jo Ann Olberding, and Julie Williams. The Job Corps service remains available to area youths. The program is particularly attractive to high school drop-outs between the ages of 16 and 22. Training is offered in several skilled occupations for people who might otherwise be excluded from the job market. Usually, training is provided by qualified personnel in such categories QUANDT AUTO SALVAGE Inc. West on Hwy. 30 Carroll LARGE SELECTION OF LATE MODEL USED PARTS WEIL BUY IT USED - LATE MODEL AUTO & TRUCK PARTS MOTORS • TRANSMISSIONS • REAR ENDS • ALSO SMALL PARTS WRECKING LATE MODEL CARS Buyers of scrap iron, metals and batteries. IF WE DONT HAVE IT-WE CAN GET IT. 6 STATE TELEPHONE HOOKUP. 792-9204 as carpentry, bricklaying and machine occupation, nursing, etc. Both men and women are eligible for the Job Corps program. The men are usually enrolled at the Pine Ridge Center near Chadron, Neb., or at the Boxelder Center in the Black Hills. Iowa's women attend the Excelsior Springs Job Corps center at Excelsior Springs, Missouri. The employment service also helps employers in the preparation of their affirmative action plans by utilizing the Research and Statistics Department of the Employment Security Commission. A co-operative program of the Merit Employment Department and the Employment service provides information, counseling and testing for Merit System job opportunities. To assure all workers an equal chance for bonding — an equal opportunity for employment, a federal bonding program is available to them at the Employment office. Any worker denied commercial bonding because of tarnished part record is eligible for Federal Bonding. The Employment office also works with the certification of alien workers. Citizens of foreign countries wanting to work in the United States must first be certified by the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary. The employment service is the Iowa agent in this matter for the federal government. A testing program is provided by the employment office for workers to better understand their capabilities and career potentials. Such MRS. ED (MARGE) PIETIG is shown with a rack of spring coordinating attire in her shop, The Vogue. The Vogue moved from its old location in Thomas Plaza to a new location across from Westgate Mall on Adams Street. Mrs. Pietig said the new -Staff Photo location is four times bigger than the old one. The Vogue can now handle more customers and more lines of merchandise. Two more salespersons were hired because of the expansion. Nancy Hoyt of Scranton. Each received The Southwest Iowa District D.A.R. convention was held in Carroll last September, with Priscilla Alden chapter as hostess. Some 90 women attended, including nine state officers. Mrs. Wilbur H. Gordon, a Glidden member, is state treasurer. Fourteen chapters comprise the district. The 77th Iowa state conference is-tb be held this year in Des Moines, March 28-30, and the 88th Continental Congress (national parley), in Washington, D.C., April 19-23. Four Glidden members, Mrs. Homan and Mrs. Howard DeWees attended as delegates and Mrs. George Steigerwalt and Mrs. Gordon, as alternates to the 87th Congress last spring. The Daughters of the 'American Revolution was started in 1890 by four women. There are now chapters in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and overseas. Priscilla Alden chapter meets monthly, September through June. Each regular meeting includes devotions, testing aids in the selection of trainees for man power programs, in staffing new businesses and helps solve employer's selection and turnover problems. Although there are no qualified employment counselors at the local employment office, arrangements can be made for area residents to receive this service. There are other programs and areas of concentration such as the mandatory listing program, handicapped workers programs, job information service, etc. that the employment office is concerned with. However, more and more, the employment office is becoming a labor exchange where employers can find pre-screened applicants and workers can find jobs. Y.A.Has Over 200 Members One of the first activities of the Young Adults Club this year was a trip to the "World of Fun" in Kansas City, Mo. The club chartered a bus to the amusement center. The club has over 200 youthful members, including some out-of-town working persons and college students. The club sponsored dances throughout the year. Bands were usually booked for the dances. On one occasion, Joe C. Wendl was an emcee for a "reel-to-reel tapes" dance. The annual holiday formal was at the Arcadia Legion Hall. Tom Seidl and Kris Meyer reigned as king and queen. The annual mass for area shut-ins and dinner was in November. About 60 elderly persons attended the activities at St. Lawrence. Members went on a hayride one summer night. The lack of snow prevented many of the winter activities planned. The officers this year are: President Mike Seidl, Dedham; Secretary Kris Meyer, and Treasurer Laurie Seidl, both of Carroll. Officers are elected in the early summer.months. Membership is open to all youth in the area, regardless of religious affiliation. patriotic exercises, message from the president general and a national defense report. Its theme this year is . "Perserverance." 20 Years As Partners For Progress In Carroll Making "DREAM HOMES A Reality For Over 279 Familes In The . Carroll Area This Is What Dreams Are Made Of... The spanking - newness of a house that's never been lived in by any body before. ' The thrill of cooking in a kitchen big enough to really turn around in. The sheer luxury of an extra bathroom (or even two!). Windows big enough for all your plants. A closet for everyone — and a closet to spare. Enough wall space for all — all — your furniture. A room where your children can play as hard—and be as noisy—as they want. The heavenly coolness of a well-insulated house in summer. The blessed privilege of privacy when you want it. The joy of sharing your new home with your friends. Above all — What else can you buy and enjoy for 1, 5, or 10 years and have your investment returned. A'home is your best investment in the future. Why Not Enjoy That NEW HOME This Year? Every detail of your home is designed and constructed with your future comfort in mind. We build all types and priced homes on any lot, in any addition in Carroll. We will be most happy to help you with your new home building project. DON'T DELAY — CALL US { TODAY. t 1. T1..I1...-..*.......*.-! GOETZINGER & STEFFES BUILDERS OF QUALITY HOMES FOR 20 YEARS Member of Carroll Homebuilder's Assn. Matt Goetzinger - Ph. 792-4173 Roman Steffes - Ph. 792-9346

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