Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 6, 1976 · Page 8
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Environmentalists Are Being Brought Back to Earth FUNNY BUSINESS By Roger Bollen ByJohnCunniff (AP Business Analyst) NEW YORK (AP) —The nation's progress toward a cleaner environment seems to be getting tangled in the barbed wire of some physical, human and economic realities. For some time, say the grimmer of the critics, the entire movement seemed capable of soaring over the obstructions. But now, they maintain, the e n - vironmentalists are being brought back to earth. Just what the consequences will be isn't entirely clear, but lives, jobs, prices, profits and availability of products are involved, and there are plenty of people willing to stake everything on one or more of them. A major paper and wood products manufacturer maintains "there is every possibility" its pollution-control measures will create even more damage, some of it not immediately seen. A research organization finds that in order to comply with environmental requirements, some companies would have to make sizable increases in their use of energy, thus conflicting with another national goal. The Environmental Protection Agency last month exempted eight steel plants from new water pollution restraints, saying compliance costs might endanger their existence and that of an entire local economy. The goal of eliminating all pollution from a plant, said C. R. Dahl, president of Crown- Zellerbach Corp., which says it is spending $190 million to clean up the environment, is an "illusion." In a talk to the Chamber of Commerce of Camas-Washougal, Wash., he stated: "If pollution control regu- T!me> Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, April 6, 1976 8 lations remain unmodified, there is every possibility that the control measures will contribute more to the degradation of the total environment than to its improvement." To seek total cleansing is to squander billions, he suggested, because the environment is capable of harmlessly assimilating some degree of pollution. And then there is the rule of diminishing returns. In the field of air quality control, he said, "moving from 98 per cent to 99.8 per cent purity requires four times as much purchased energy as it took to get from zero to 98 per cent control." It is clear, he said, "that quadrupling the output of power from an electrical station at another source will surely offset the benefits of removing the additional 1.8 per cent at the control source." • In the news also are some research reports that are said to show a direct conflict between pollution control and energy conservation. Nearly a year ago, a study by Arthur D. Little Inc. indicated that the steel industry would have to increase its energy consumption.il per cent to meet the 1983 pollution-control requirements. Now, says Business Week magazine, a study made for the Commerce Department concludes that environmental controls will force the iron and steel industry to use 10 per cent more energy. With both energy and environment considered top priority goals, any reports of this sort are bound to be questioned and evaluated critically for months and perhaps years, but at the moment a first-class conflict seems to exist. Reject Proposal to Raise Salary Range By Iowa Daily Press Association DBS MOINES -, The House appropriations committee has rejected a proposal to .increase the salary range of the state's top appointed officials. The action came as a surprise to many political observers. For years the Legislature set the exact salary of these officials, all non-appointive. Then, several years ago, a consulting firm from Chicago recommended that the Legislature set a salary range and the governor determine the salary from that range. A law was enacted to this effect and the practice worked well initially. But now some legislators are complaining that Governor Robert Ray has raised most of these officials to the top of their salary brackets. When Rep. John Brunow, D-Centerville, proposed an amendment Friday to a Senate bill to raise the present salary range by five per cent, the amendment was tabled. This action, in effect, kills the bill. The proposed amendment would have affected 41 officials. The top salary range, under this proposal, would have been the director of transportation, with a salary limit of $40,000. One of the most outspoken lawmakers to the amendment was Rep. Gregory Cusack, D-Davenport, who questioned "why in the blazes should we reward the highest paid state officials when there are so many people unemployed." Cusack charged there was much "favoritism" shown by the Senate to various department heads when the bill was debated and passed by that body. The main proponent of the amendment turned out to be Rep. Andrew Varley, RiStuart, a close ally of Gov. Ray who said lowans could get "mediocre management" in state government if the Legis• lature doesn't provide proper compensation to its top level management people.' It was also pointed out that RPPLIflnCE CEnTER MAGNAVOX SPECIAL VALUES 40 Years Is A Long Time -- Watfers Are Celebrating By Offering A One Time Special Deal on "America's Finest Brand of Console Color TV" Is O 100% SOUP STATE CHASSIS EXQUISITE FINE QUALITY FURNITURE With Concealed Rollers (Choice of Cabinet Style) MAGNAVOX "VIDEOMATIC" Adjusts Picture for Changing Room Light . ONE BUTTON TUNING NEW "SUPER-BRIGHT" Picture Tube NOW AT NO EXTRA CHARGE WAITERS EXCLUSIVE FULL YEAR WARRANTY ON THE PICTURE TUBE! ASK ABOUT IT ^ oj YOUR CHOICE REGULAR. WITH QUALIFIED TRADE IN USE YOUR CREDIT flPPllflflCE CEOIER LAKE CITY Phone 464-7435 CARROLL Phone 792-2525 CARROLL STORE OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT the Legislature will be asked to give regular state employes a cost-of-living raise ranging from 3 to 5 per cent; they also would be entitled to an annual merit raise of 3.5 to 4 per cent, -0- The appropriations committee has adopted a resolution calling for a study of Iowa's correctional system. The thrust of the resolution is to create a task force to consider whether a new prison is needed and, if so, where it should be located. The resolution notes that the department of social services has recommended that a new medium security facility should be constructed at the Riverview release center at Newton. But it also points out that other parties, including many legislators, believe that the current problems can be overcome through more extensive and effective use of the community-based, corrections concept. The task force would make its recommendations to the 1977 Legislature. The task force would consist of members of the" joint appropriations subcommittee on human resources, two other members of the Senate designated by the majority leader, and two other members of the House designated by the speaker, plus five citizens appointed by the governor. As part of its mission, the task force would also consider whether some alternative kind of restrictive living arrangement can adequately meet the ..needs, without committing the Estate to a large outlay for a major new institution. -0- A proposal to transfer the responsibility for security of the state capitol complex from the state department of general services to the department of public "safety failed to receive committee approval. The bill did receive a favorable vote, 17 to 16, but it needed 22 votes in order to clear the way for debate on the • House floor. Moellers Celebrate Anniversary Times Herald News Service MANNING — An anniversary party was held on Sunday evening for Mr. and Mrs. John Moeller. Members of the Friendly Neighbor Club were the guests. Cards were played and a lunch was served at the close of the evening. Mr. and'Mrs. Wilbur Hill and Mrs. Blondina Carstens of Manning announce the marriage of their daughter, Sheryl, and son Lenny on March 18 at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs. Pastor Phillip Baker officiated at the ceremony. Those attending the couple were Mrs. Nancy Sibert, Council Bluffs, and Ken Carstens, Harlan, (brother of the groom.) Mr. and Mrs. Carstens will reside in their home at 2555 Ave. N, Council Bluffs. . . toolbar FLOVOER FOR A 'Iowa Bookshelf Edited By Mary Ann Riley 1876 - By Gore Vidal. (Random House, $10.00) Social-historians and novelists are often one person today but rare is the skill in both fields as obvious as in the person of Gore Vidal. Moreover, he is a stylist of uncommon vitality and expertise. In this sequel to his bestselling BURR of several seasons ago, he uses a fictitious protagonist called Charlie Schuyler, Burr's 'unacknowledged' son. After a long expatriate career in Europe, Schuyler and his beautiful widowed daughter the Princess d'Agrigente, also fictitious, come home in the Centennial year in hopes of finding a suitable husband for Emma. Fortunate in both their contacts and their innate charm, they are taken up by the rich and powerful, despite dependency on Schuyler's meager earnings as a writer. To write overviews of that politically turbulent year he enjoys privileges no ordinary journalist might have — a social life that includes houseparties at Mrs. Astor's and a close friendship with the favored presidential candidate, Samuel Tilden, then Governor of New York. As erudite as a professor of political science and as gossipy as a movie columnist, Vidal never loses his reader to enniu. Would that he could rewrite each one of our country's historical years! — Mary Ann Riley. THIS IS THE HOUSE. By Deborah Hill. (Coward, McCann & Gohegan, $9.95) Take a setting of post-American Revolutionary times in the seafaring Cape' Cod area, mix thoroughly a beautiful, ambitious young woman, two strong men, a marriage'in haste, unfaithfulness, and, at last, true love —'and women readers will get a good Bicentennial novel. The cynic male may feel that all the book proves is, people haven't changed much, wealth is still the goal of most Americans, and Molly Deems, the protagonist, may equal Modern Woman who's mightily accused of wanting her cake and eating it, too. Still, the reader who doesn't philosophize will be carried away by the sheer entertainment value in this volume. After all, it took determination and strategy for the miserable waif, Molly, to rise from a blob : of nothing to the pinnacle of social status in a small town. First, there was the emotionally-dominating Isaac Warden. Then, Elijah Merrick, a promising sea captain of good family whom Molly married. She keeps pressing for more and more of life's goodies; and Elijah, madly in love, keeps supplying them. After 10 years, a double-crash. A federal embargo on shipping — because of the British and French war of 1807—followed by Isaac's discovery of Molly's perfidy. A mess, indeed; and the reader is bound to finish the book to discover how it all turns out. — Kelly Adrian. Muhammad AH with Richard Durham, THE GREATEST, MY OWN STORY. (New York: Random House, $10.95) The public life of Muhammad Ali is well known because of boxing, poetry, pacifism, and religion. All too often his private feelings and rationale are overlooked or. are unknown because of the attention given his public life. This autobiography attempts to present "his side" of the many controversies surrounding bin}... ' All"emerges.as.a thoughtful and sensitive person who is intimately concerned with his rac'e and society. Consequently, to know about Ali is to gain insight into some of the basic problems of this country. The presentation is not that of an academician or politician; it is the story of a man who had to confront racism and poverty — to name only two problems—daily. The book is co-authored by Richard Durham. At times his considerable skill detracts from the frankness and ," honesty of Ali. For instance, 'the clever organization and smoothness of expression are most probably not All's. An interesting, informative, and colorful book about a • unique personality. — Maurice LaBelle. Family Travels To Auburn Times Herald News Service AUBURN — Mr. and Mrs. Larry Davis and son Jason, . Glenwood, and Karen Gorman. Fort Dodge, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gorman and son Tom. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Oestreich were guests on Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Yepsen at Sioux • City. . Mri and Mrs. Lyle Karstens and son, Eric, Jefferson. _ were guests Tuesday night " and Wednesday of his parents, 'Mr. and Mrs. Ray Karstens. Home of "PINK FLEET" Service MRS. JUNE TESDAL Staff Home Economist NOTICE You're Invited To Attend A SPECIAL COOKING SCHOOL On Using The MICROWAVE RANGE To Prepare Lenten Foods FRIDAY, APRIL 9th • 2:00 p.m. snd 7:30 p.m. - • •"*$»> 11> at WAITERS APPLIAHCE CENTER ' ' ' ' ' ' IN 'CARROLL THE PUBLIC IS INVITED »»**'XXXXitX8aKI6^^

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