Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 30, 1976 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 30, 1976
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Webb to Seek Post in House Paul L. Webb, former Rockwell City mayor Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in Iowa House District 47 in the November elections. Webb, 56, said he decided to seek the Domination to "offer my experience in representative government to the voters of District 47 and attempt to contribute to strong, representative government in Des Moines which addresses the needs and concerns of the people who live in the district." The district includes Calhoun County and portions of Pocahontas, Greene, Carroll and Sac Counties. Webb, who was Rockwell City mayor from 1971 to 1975, said his decision to seek a legislative office represents a "major personal commitment to provide honest and fair representation for the people of the district." "During the years I served as mayor, I recognized many of the frustrations that people of this area have felt from increased infringement on their personal- lives from government and a general dissatisfaction over increasing taxes," he said. "One of my main goals will be to work for less government control and controlled state 'Spending which will control taxes." " Webb said that he believes that "it's about time we return to common sense government and prove that lowans, including residents of District "47, can have responsive government without being .pushed to the brink of .bankruptcy." ' In addition, Webb stressed that the state representative from District 47 should •develop a ''strong "communications system with the residents of the district to ensure that their views are accurately represented in the Iowa House of Representatives. I. will attempt to cast votes and Tlmei Herald, Carroll, la. Tueiday, March 30, 1976 5 Temporary Refuge Aids Attack Victims TRUCKLOAD SPECIAL SAVE $60 on a G.E. MICRO WAVE OVEN REGULAR *429 *369 NOW ONLY HEIRES ELECTRIC CO. CARROLL. IOWA Paul L. Webb make statements which are in harmony with the views, concerns and goals of the people." He said that many of the actions of the current legislature which called for more bureaucracy and more spending are "alien to the best interests of the people of District 47. I do not believe that the residents of District 47 want more government, more control over their lives and more increased taxes. If elected, I will work to make state government operate within the financial framework that the people can afford." He added that another major concern is to "ensure that the people living in rural areas and in the state's smaller communities receive a fair shake in the Legislature. Regardless of the size of our urban areas, I believe that the greatest strength we have in Iowa lies in communities such as Rockwell City, Pocahontas, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fonda and the surrounding rural areas." Webb, who is married and the father of four children, has been engaged in business in Rockwell City for the past 35 years. He is a veteran of World War II. He is active in several civic and church activities, including membership in the Church of Christ, the Rockwell City Rotary Club, Gideons International and the Rockwell City Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as a trustee of Nebraska Christian College in Norfolk, Nebraska. TEMPLETONCDA TEMPLETON — Court Sacred Heart No. 454, Catholic Daughters of America, will meet in regular session in the school cafeteria here at 8 p.m. Thursday. Reservations should be made at the meeting for the April 6 bus trip to visit points of interest in Des Moines. The program Thursday will feature a microwave oven demonstration. ST. PAUL, Minn, (AP)-"I came here because I was sick of being beaten up," said the woman, with facial bruises as her testimony: "If I hadn't been able to come to Women's Advocates, I probably would have ended up committing myself." The woman, who did not want to give her. name to a reporter, said police directed her to the large, old home on Grand Avenue after she had threatened suicide. Women's Advocates tries to give women beaten by husbands or boyfriends a temporary place to go while they put back the pieces in their broken lives. Staff member Pat Murphy explains the mission this way: "When a woman comes here, she's generally coming from a really abusive, violent situation. The first thing she needs is some breathing space. The basic thing is to get her away from the physical abuse, the craziness of the situation." The program of emergency housing here for battered women is one of just a few in the nation, say sponsors. Women's Advocates was launched in 1972, at first as a phone line for women's legal questions. It was an outgrowth of the women's rights movement. However, staffers soon found the greatest need was for emergency housing, and that wasn't available. A pledge campaign among businesses and civic-charitable groups enabled the group to make a down payment on the house, which opened in September 1974. It carries a $24,000 mortgage. Now there are 7'/2 paid staff positions. The house is licensed to hold 12 persons but sometimes it has more. Women's Advocates is financed mostly by private agencies such as business firms or foundations, and the Ramsey County Mental Health Board. Wire mesh over the front door and a visible alarm system across each window are part of the security system. At times angry husbands and boyfriends have pounded on doors and thrown things at the house, and'one husband forced his way in and threatened women with a knife for 20 minutes. Staffers lay down some strict rules. No personal visitors are permitted. If women wish to visit a boyfriend or spouse they must go elsewhere. No violence is tolerated, and some have been told to leave because of disruptive behavior. "People who come from violence and chaos often bring'it with them," one staffer noted. The average stay is eight days, though some single women stay only overnight and married residents may need a month to straighten put legal, financial and marital problems. Some needing money are directed to appropriate agencies, though most are eligible for public welfare. Others need help finding a job. If they can afford it, the women a,re expected to pay $1.25 daily for board and $1 for room, with added rent for children, up to $2.50 for all in a family. It took $84,000 to operate the haven-home last year and this year's budget is projected at $114,000. Of 490 cared for in 1975, there were 255 women and 23 children. I CHESTS* DRESSERS We have a few 4, 5 and 6 drawer chests finished in maple and walnut. 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