Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 30, 1976 · Page 6
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 6

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 30, 1976
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New Products Bring Home-Sewing Changes Timei Herald, Carroll, la. Tueiday, March 30, 1976 FUNNY BUSINESS By Roger So/ten MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) Home sewing isn't what it used to be. In less than 12 years, new products and time-saving sewing techniques have been introduced to the home sewer, who also isn't what she used to be. "The woman who sews today," says Belle Rivers, vice president, consumer affairs, for Talon, "is interested in sewing as a creative activity and an economic consideration. And as she strives to individualize her looks, she is willing to spend more money in fabrics and sewing notions." Because of these trends, Mrs. Rivers feels more home sewers need to* become conscientious consumerists. They must start evaluating products, fabrics and sewing techniques so they receive top value for their sewing dollar and time. For example, sewing cotton pajamas for children as opposed to purchasing them may not be the wisest use of one's sewing dollar, she points out. Always consider how much you really save by making the home sewn garment. Mrs. Rivers was a consumer advocate in the home sewing industry long before "consumerism" became a public watchword. In the early '60s, she initiated a panel that has grown to 900 women who review the company's zipper and sewing notions products and test sewing techniques. Before beginning a sewing project, Mrs. Rivers suggestsm ask yourself these questions: Is it a wise use of time? Decide if the time and effort you will put into the garment merit the end result. Realize you will probably spend as much time creating a $10 dress as you would a $50 one. Ask yourself which dress is more worth your time. How much fabric do I need? Carefully check fabric information listed on the pattern. Be sure to save extra yardage, especially when sewing for children. That way, if hems or pants legs need to be lengthened, you can do it easily and professionally. Which thread is the best buy? The label answers that question. Companies who put their name on a thread do so only after it has passed rigid quality control tests. Labels Business & Professional Directory INTERNATIONAL Handling all phases of Travel NO CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICE 108 W. 8th Carroll 792-4742 NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE TO SELL There's A Want Ad Just For You Phone 792-3573 BOOKKEEPING FARM MANAGEMENT HAROLD WM. SCHMIDT HIR BLOCK TAX CONSULTANT Carroll Manning 792-2770 Home 106 W. 6th St. 653-3B16 R.M. WINJUM O.D. Optometrist Dial 792-3318 Complete Vision Care including Contact Lenses 1 Block West of Sernetf s BOB KRAUS & RAY LENZ INSURANCE CALL 792-2580 or 673-4422 FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS DR. JOHN E. MARTIN OPTOMETRIST EYES EXAMINED - GLASSES FITTED Contact Leniei — Children's Visual Problems New Ground Floor Location - 524 N. Adams St. (Between Smart Set Salon and Sherwin-Williams) (Closed Sat. Afternoon) Phone 792-9709 Carroll, Iowa Optometrists DR. H.K. RICHARDSON, DR. J.S. RICHARDSON, Dial 792-9687 805 North Main St. EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED CONTACT LENSES Ralph M. Crane ATTORNEY-AT-lAW Dial 792-9277 516!/2 N.Adams St. R.J. FERLIC, M.D. 715 N. Adams - Carroll, Iowa Office Hours: 9 to 12 - 1 to 5 General Practice — Obstetrics Fractures — X-Rays Office Dial 792-4120 Home Dial 792-3408 INI* HtMf • HKTIOSTATIC COPY PAKI K» All MAKIS • ICHIS • CUT SHUTS • TONH 4 DISPUSANT FO« All MAKIS _ • air TONII i SUPPIUS I* IIDUCI YOUI COPY COSTS ON IXISTING MUIPMINT I 712-31771 1\1 MASONIC TiMPii ItDO. CAMOil BILL COMITO BOOKKEEPING TAX SERVICE 322 East 6th St. Ph. 792-3805 FARMER CHIROPRACTIC LIFE CENTER Pringle Building - 529 N. East St. Family Practice of Chiropractic Phone 792-3605 Hours — by Appointment 503 N. Main Street Ph. 712-7*2-3521 Carroll, Iowa S1401 Elm A Sumpttr St. Ph. 7124M-2240 Coon Rapids, Iowa 50051 Blankenbaker Chiropractic Clinics DR. T. E. BLANKENBAKER CLINIC DIRECTOR Carroll Hours: „,.... Monday-9:00-5:00 C»o" Rapids Hours: Tuesday—9:00-12:00 Monday—4:00-6:00 Wednesday— 9:00-5:00 Tuesday—1:00-5:30 Thursday-9:00-12:00 Thursday-2:00-8:00 Friday—9:00-5:00 Friday—4:00-6:00 Saturday-9:00-12:00 Saturday—1:00-5:00 Blue Cross Blue Shield When someone gets sick his lirst concern should be about getting well His last should be about money Join your County H I A Associated with BLUE CROSS and BLUE SHIELD also tell you if the thread Is compatible with your fabric. An all-polyester thread is the economical buy, because it can be used for practically every sewing need and on both natural and synthetic fabrics. Will any zipper do? Never buy a zipper that is too short, just to save a dime. You will end up with a space where the zipper ends and material begins. Consider an all-polyester zipper that doesn't need to be pre-shrunk, no matter what fabric you apply it to. And remember, if the zipper and zipper tape are sewn out of sight, as with a lapped application, you don't have to match the zipper color with your fabric shade. Will the finishing touches last? Appliques that accent children's clothing get a lot of wear and laundering. A good way to keep those patches on, no matter what, is to stitch them in place, as opposed to ironing them on. Do I want premium aids? Notions are priced in relation to their quality. If you are sewing a garment that has a one-occasion life span, it is not necessary to select premium aids (name brand threads, packaged zippers, etc.). But if you are creating an expensive dress or one that you will wear often, select the best aids for top performance and a professional touch. Can I buy shortcuts? Select sewing aids that save time no matter what you are creating. For example, Velcro fasteners take one-third the time to apply when compared to snap, hook and eye, or buttonhole application. A stick and stitch basting tape eliminates time consuming pinning, pinholes in ultra-suede material, and makes aligning stripes and plaids fast and easy. Will the fabric dull aids? The new synthetic fabrics sport finishes that can dull shears and needles, slow down { Business Briefs { Richard H. Beatty has joined Farmland Foods, Inc., as general manager, pork operation, according to John H. Westerhoff, president of Farmland Foods. Beatty will be responsible for the production planning and manufacturing operations for all Farmland Foods pork plants located at Denison, Carroll and Iowa Falls, la., and Crete, Neb. He will be headquartered at Denison. A native of Iowa, Beatty holds a B.S. in industrial administration from Iowa State University. He joins Farmland Foods with 13 years of meat packing experience. Farmland Foods, a subsidiary of Farmland Industries, Inc., is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. -o- Gary L. Kunecke of Pudenz Real Estate Agency in Carroll has been notified by the Iowa Association of Realtors he has successfully completed Course I of the Realtors Institute. The cdUrse included 30 hours of instruction in finance, exchanging, marketing, law management, construction and other areas related to the real estate profession. Kunecke is now eligible to attend the advanced instruction which leads to the nationally recognized GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute) designation. -0- Neil Root of Audubon has been appointed as a registered agent for Lind-Waldock & Co. and will work in the Carroll office of the firm. Root recently returned from the Chicago headquarters of the firm where he received his Unusual Sentence for Ex-Sergeant ATLANTA (AP) — When Bill Higdon was an Army master sergeant in Vietnam in the late 1960s he presidedover an empire of servicemen's clubs that he .says grossed over $l-million a month, Now he's in Atlanta fulfilling the terms of an unusual court sentence by working without pay to help rehabilitate psychiatric patients. Between Vietnam and his current work in Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital came a Senate subcommittee's investigation into reports of fraud against the military operation of service clubs. Eventually Higdon and three other Army sergeants, including William 0. Wooldridge, once the highest ranking enlisted man in the Army, pleaded guilty to conspiring to bilk the government of millions of dollars through kickbacks and fraud in noncommissioned officers' clubs in Vietnam and Germany. A federal judge in-.Los Angeles sentenced .the sergeants in 1973 to return all the profits they had made and to work without pay for charitable groups for three years. Higdon, a native of Henry County, south of Atlanta, found work at Grady — the city's charity hospital — after turning down jobs offered him as a janitor or city garbage man. At the hospital Higdon takes groups of psychiatric patients on field trips and to a gym where he plays volley ball, softball and kick .ball with them. "I don't mind putting in my time here," he says. "I realize K.O.K. Club Has Meeting Times HtnM Nnri Serviet ARCADIA - The K.O.K. Club met Sunday in the Mrs. ' Joe Schweers home. The feature was a book report from "The Siberians" by Farley Mowat presented by Mrs. Henry Kasperson. She told of many facts about the way of life in Siberia. Lunch was served by the hostess. Personals Diann Frank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrj D. Frank, and a student at Dana College, Blair, Neb., spent the spring break in the home of her roommate, Terry.Pronta, in Pittsburgh, Pa. The girls came Friday and remained at the Frank home until returning to college Sunday. your sewing and hamper product performance. Use the new ballpoint needles for both machine and hand sewing; and a lightweight shears that has high carbon, polished stainless steel bow-shaped blades and a peened 'screw instead of a ensure a full cut each time. Am I ready to sew? Be cautious with your purchases. Wash your fabric before you start sewing to eliminate hidden shrinkage. If you feel you must pre-shrink a zipper, don't throw it into the washing machine; just hold it Under a running tap of hot water for a minute. I could have gone to jail. I do the best job I can at the hospital..." His supervisor, Mrs. Kit Mason, says Higdon "has done a fantastic job. I wish I had two or three more like him." Higdon says working without pay has not been easy for him. He says attorney fees cost him over $100,000 and that the Internal Revenue Service' is still trying to collect more than a half million dollars from him. To make ends meet, he said he worked at night as bartender and manager of a nightclub in Atlanta which has since closed. "I had to get some money for my family and club work is all I know," he commented. His wife, Edith, works full-time, too. "I run a good club, you can ask anyone who was there," Higdon commented. "When I was in Long Binh in 1966 there was no NCO club or enlisted men's club. So. I organized a club and used $165 out of my own pocket for the change fund. "When I left two years later the Long Binh club system consisted of over 40 clubs serving about 50,000 people with a gross business of over a million dollars a month." Higdon said he did not violate Army regulations in forming a company to buy' club supplies and resell them to the Army. "That's why they had to try us in civilian court." IRS to Aid Taxpayers in. Filing Forms Income tax deadline is approaching and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is preparing for last-minute filers. The Carroll IRS office at 823 N. Main St. will be open for walk-in assistance with tax returns April 5, 12 and 15. April 15 is the final day for filing federal tax returns. Office hours will be 8 a.m. until 4.-30 p.m. • For persons who do not have the opportunity to visit the office, a toll-free telephone number is available — 800-362-2600. IRS employes will be on hand at the number to answer tax-related' questions. The best times to call are from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., according to IRS officials. The lines are open 'from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Persons who visit the Carroll office should bring their financial records, including all W-2 wage forms, tax statements and tax package if they received one. IRS officials said persons should seek help as soon as possible to avoid the April rush. training and passed the Commodities Futures Trading examination. Lind-Waldock & Co. is a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Board of Trade. -0- Dr. T.E. Blankenbaker of Carroll returned this week from Dallas, Texas where he completed a professional course of health care instruction conducted by the' Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation. Dr. Blankenbaker took refresher work in physical, orthopedic and neurological examination techniques and attended an advanced X-ray analysis course on ''Disc Degeneration, Rupture and Herniation." -0- Robert Weaklend, manager of the Glidden REC, and directors Melvin Sibbel, and Aldrain Halbur of Carroll, Robert Onken, Donald M. Pottroff and Elmer Hein Jr. of Glidden,. Everett Garnatz of Auburn, Dudley Owen of G'ray and Lawrence Wittry of Arcadia were among the 250 managers and directors from Corn Belt Power Cooperative's system attending the cooperative's 26th annual meeting in Fort Dodge. During the business session of the meeting, board elections were held and future plans explained: • "Corn Belt is supplying electric energy to over'31,000 farms in one of the most productive areas of agricultural products in the world," Board President Warren Snell told the group. "Today more importance has been placed on these products, not only to supply abundant food and fiber for the people of this country, but to strive to meet the needs of less fortunate people throughout the world. In the last several years agricultural exports have had a positive effect on our balance of payments in world-wide trade. We believe that an adequate supply of electric energy has had an important effect on that production." -0- Pamida, Inc., Omaha based owner and operator of 190 Pamida Gibson Discount Centers in 13 Midwestern and Rocky Mountain states, reports record net earnings of $3,073,000 and $7,672,000 for the three months and year ended January 31,1976. These record earnings represent increases of 24.0 per cent and 15.8 per cent, respectively, over the net earnings of the comparable periods last year. Fourth quarter earnings per share rose to 33 cents from 27 cents a year earlier. Earnings per share for the year ended January 31 increased to 83 cents from 73 cents in the preceding fiscal year. Pamida's record net sales of $75,000,000 and $241,579,000 for the quarter and the year ended January 31 were 28.4 per cent and 19.5 per cent greater than during the comparable periods of last year. (SA9, COOLD ^00 V; Taxpayers Ask IRS QUESTION — My income tax return often mentions adjusted gross income. What is this? • ANSWER — Adjusted gross income is usually a taxpayer's total income minus any business expenses, sick pay, payments by employes to their own individual retirement plans, moving expenses and other adjustments to income. For an explanation of adjustments to income, see IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, available free at many IRS offices. QUESTION — My daughter has earned over $3,000 working part-time after school. Since she is a minor, does she have to file an income tax return? ANSWER — The filing requirements for minors are the same a? for any other United States citizen or resident. Generally, a minor must file an income tax return if gross income is $2,350 or more. ' In addition, a minor who had any unearned income (interest, dividends, trust funds, etc.) must file an income tax return if they had gross income of $750 or more, even if claimed as another taxpayer's dependent. If a minor earned at least $400 through self employment, filing a return is required. Minors who do' not meet any of the filing requirements must still file a return in order to get back any Federal income taxes an employer has withheld from their wages. A minor's earnings are subject to taxes even if under local law the parents have a right to the earnings and may have actually received them. In this case, the minor's income should not be included in the parents' income. JOINS STAFF AUDUBON - Marvin Brown, a recent graduate of Iowa State University, has joined the staff of the Audubon field office of the Soil Conservation Service as a soil conservationist. Brown, a native of Mt. Pleasant, will be training to become a district conservationist. His wife, Joan, is a native of Des Moines. JOBS FOR PEOPLE. PEOPLE FOR JOBS. There's a fast, modern employment service bringing talented people and xgood jobs together. It's called Job Service. Last year, we filled over four million jobs. In forty years, we've never charged a fee. If you can't fill a job, at any skill or salary level, call Job Service. No one has a larger labor supply than we do. If you can't find a job, call Job Service. No one has a larger listing of available jobs than we do-. In the last few years, we've been using a computer called Job Bank to list Contact your local State Employment Service, part of the nationwide Job Service system. A messageifrom the Iowa Employment Security Commission, the jobs available. It provides a network tor putting the right person in touch with the right job. Job Bank is a tremendous advance. It can tell more people about more jobs than ever before. But it's only a machine. It can't tell us who you are. So we haven't abandoned the old- fashioned, personal interview. It's the only way to find out about you. It's still the best way. And, it means employers will usually be seeing prescreened applicants who match the qualifications they're looking for. If you don't have a job, or you're in the wrong job, or you're looking for someone to do a job, think of Job Service first. We're working to S 3t people working, elp us do our job. Call Job Service. JOB SERVICE OF IOWA

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