Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 7, 1976 · Page 8
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 8

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 7, 1976
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Energy Conservation is Approached From the Standpoint of Cost Iowa Dally Press Ass'n. DBS MOINES — A House committee is approaching the problem of energy conservation from the standpoint of cost. For example, when the state buys a car does it take into consideration the "life cycle" cost of the vehicle or just the initial purchase price? Although not required to do so, the state vehicle dispatcher did use the life cycle concept in purchasing 600 1976 model cars. An amendment approved by the House energy committee would mandate that the state buy the motor vehicle which offers "maximum fuel efficiency" as compared to alternative models suitable for the use intended. That's just part of the energy conservation package that the committee has been wrestling with for weeks and finally approved on Wednesday. To Rep. Mary O'Halloran, D-Cedar Falls, who chairs the committee, one of the most exciting features in the amendment, which in reality is the bill, deals with air conditioners and television sets. Starting in 1979, air conditioners that have an energy efficiency ratio of less than eight could not be sold in retail in Iowa. As it implies, energy efficiency ratio is a term used to denote the cost-cooling capacity of an air conditioner. A violation could result in a fine of up to $500. Inefficient air conditioners pose a great problem, Rep. O'Halloran related. "Through the use of efficient air conditioners the energy policy Shoemaker Recalls Days He Made Six Pairs a Week council has estimated that Iowa might save as much as 1.3 billion kilowatt hours in a year's time, or about 6 per cent of our total energy usage." This section of the amendment, she added, is aimed at reducing capital costs of utilities. Beginning in 1980, television sets could not be sold at retail which are designed to maintain a continuous flow of electricity to certain components when not in use in order to provide immediate reception when turned to the v" By Deborah K. Simon (Drake University Journalism Student) DES MOINES — Almost lost amid the flamboyant signs of neighboring stores are the words, "Beaverdale Shoe Repair," painted on a plate glass window. The sign marks the shop of a craftsman. Biger Franson, one of Iowa's few remaining shoemakers. Franson has made hundreds of pairs of shoes during his lifetime, but now, most of his days are spent repairing and selling factory made shoes in his shop in Des Moines. Franson hasn't made a pair of shoes for two years. "I doubt if there'll be any shoemakers in four or five years, with things so bloomin' high so you can't make a livin' at it," said the 83-year-old shoemaker. Franson learned his trade 70 years ago as an apprentice in Sweden. "There's a lot more to making shoes than some people think," said Franson. "You don't learn it in a day, I'll guarantee you that." At 18 Franson immigrated to America and settled in Des Moines where he has been in the shoe business ever since. There was a time, 50 or 60 years ago, when all he did was make shoes. "One pair a day, six pairs a week," said Franson. "There weren't any factories then. Everything was made by hand." Each pair of shoes was fitted to the customer. Franson sent measurements to a factory where the wooden last, a mold the size and shape of the foot, was made. At one time Franson stored more than a thousand pairs of lasts for different customers. "But them lasts really cost now, $35 or $45 a pair," said Franson. The inner sole was tacked to the last, and the upper and inner sole were stitched together. "They don't put inner soles in shoes any more," said Franson. Finally the welt, a heavy strip of leather, and the sole were sewn to the rest of the shoe. "When we made shoes, there was a pride in the work and people appreciated it, but today people don't appreciate that." said Franson. "They just look around for the cheapest, so there isn't any more pride." In 1922 there were 742 shoemakers in Iowa, according to Folk's Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Now, according to several central Iowa shoemakers, the number has dwindled to almost zero. The shoemaker cannot compete with the factories where as many as 200 people assemble each pair of shoes. Factory assembly lines turning out thousands of pairs a day make it impossible for the shoemaker to make a profit. The scarcity and rising prices of leather also are forcing more and more shoemakers to concentrate exclusively on shoe repair work. "The American people want young beef. They butcher the calf when he's about a year or •a year-and-a-half old," said Franson. "The hide isn't heavy enough. There's plenty for upper leather, but not for sole leather. "I look for leather shoe prices to run from $40 to $75. You can't make 'em for anything less the way material is."hesaid. Franson continues to work six days a week, 10 hours a day. When asked why, Franson said, "Well. I tell you. there isn't enough to do at home. I been working all my life. There's a lot of them, you know, after they retire, they Appreciation Day Thursday, April 8 Register For FREE DOOR PRIZES! No Purchase Necessary Need Not Be Present to Win Live Entertainment Lunch Will Be Served 11:00 to 2:00 DON'T FORGET; Taxpayers Ask IRS MRS. JUNE TESDAL Staff Home Economitl 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. and 7:30 p.m. at WAITERS APPLIANCE CENTER IN CARROLL THE PUBLIC IS INVITED Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, April 7, 1976 8 "on" position. Miss O'Halloran said the amendment does not apply to radio sets because no substantial amount of energy would be saved. Commencing July 1 of this year, under the amendment, a contract could not be let for construction of a new building or renovation of a building owned by the state or a political subdivision unless energy conservation concepts were incorporated into the plans. QUESTION - When I completed rriy tax return. I discovered that I still owed additional tax. Must I pay this by April 15? ANSWER — If you compute your own tax, payment on any balance due should accompany your return. If you have the IRS compute your tax for you. they will send you a bill if tax is due. The bill should be paid within 30 days. Interest will be charged on taxes not paid by the due date, even if you are granted an extension of time for filing. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Internal Revenue Service, and should include your Social Security number. QUESTION - I have a refund coming. How long must I wait for it? ANSWER — Normally there is a three to five week wait for refunds. However, if you file your tax return near April 15, your refund may be delayed because of the large volume of tax returns the IRS receives then. If you should move after filing your tax return and you expect a refund, notify the Post Office serving your old address so the check can be forwarded to you. The Postal Service will usually forward a government check if you have filed a change of address with them. Biger Franson, Des Moines Shoemaker sit and rock themselves to death in six weeks." Franson doubts that there • will be any new shoemakers to replace the old cobblers. "I don't think there are any learnin' anymore," he said. "A young guy can't make a living at it. because if he gets married and has a family and buys a house, he's broke before he starts." On a recent day. a Des Moines housewife and her 15-month-old son entered the shop to pick up a pair of shoes. The boy was fascinated by the assortment of tools and machinery. Franson laughed and said, "You like it, I sell the shop to you. That's right buddy, I think you be a 'good (shoemaker)." But chances are the little boy and others like him will never have the chance to be a shoemaker like Franson. 4-H News The Carroll Merry Maidens held their regular meeting March 18, 1976, at the Carroll County Extension Office. Susan Henrich gave a speech on "Paper Maohe.'»V Leslie Schechtman spoke on "Texture." and Wanda Eischeid talked on "Color Harmonies in the Home." The club discussed a roller skating party for the future. Evidence to this effect would have to be presented to the state building code commissioner. "The state has got to take the lead in this," O'Halloran said. "We must look at the total energy costs of a proposed facility. It is irresponsible not to include the life cycle energy costs, particularly when we face massive increases in energy bills which must be paid out of the taxpayers' pockets." Another section in the amendment deals with returnable beverage Astrology Thursday April 8,1976 Bernice Bede OSD ARIES (March 21-April 19) Give risky ventures the widest possible berth today. Don't gamble for large returns on situations about which you know very little. .TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You may have to contend with a considerable amount of domestic frustrations today. Be patient and be sure to watch your temper. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Be cautious today as to whom you impart your secrets. You don't want what you've said distorted or used against you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Usually you manage your resources reasonably well, but today you could do something irrational that may cause severe complications. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) There's a strong possibility today you'll attempt more projects than you can capably handle. Do less, but do it properly. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Duties that you thought you had swept under the rug may pop up to haunt you today. It wouldn't be wise to again brush them aside. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) If you're not prepared to make concessions to others today, don't expect them to do you any favors. You get only what you give. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Winning and achieving is important, but if you have to do it at the expense of others today it will be a hollow victory for you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) It could be embarrassing containers. It calls upon state agencies through the use of public education programs to encourage the use of returnable beverage containers which are not returnable on real property owned by the state. Still another feature of the amendment provides that when possible state agencies should use recycled paper products. New solar and wind energy devices as well as methane gas production systems would receive a tax break under the amendment. Such Festal Grade A captures the flavor Make your economy meal a Festal occasion. Get a Grade A label. SAVE 20o when you buy lour cans of Festal vegetables Mr. Grocer: The Owalonna Canning Company will redeem this coupon lor 20« plus 5# lor handling when you receive it.on the sale of lour cans of Feslal vegetables. Invoices proving purchase of • sufficient stock l ' : to coyer all coupons redeemed must be shown on request. Your customer must pay any sales tax. Cash value 1/20 ol 1#. Redeem by mailing to: FESTAL. Owatonna, Minnesota 55060. To Homemaker: This coupon is good only on the purchase of Festal canned vegetables. Any olher use constilutes fraud. Oiler expires July 31, 1976. Festal's Grade A Deal for Iowa Store Coupon' . improvements to real property, not to exceed the actual value of the improvements, would be exempt from taxation for up to five years. Again, O'Halloran emphasized, this is an incentive to get people started in this direction, to conserve on regular sources of energy. Under the rules of the House, because of the tax incentives included in the amendment, the bill will have to go to the ways and means committee for further consideration. today -if you let yourself get drawn into a discussion involving subjects you know very little about. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) In doing business with new firms or people today, don't take anything for granted. Insist upon proof that they'll stand behind what they sell. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Your one-to-one relationships could cause you some unexpected headaches today if you'.re riot tactful with Reeled Telephone Directors Times Herald News Service ARCADIA — Two directors of the Arcadia Telephone Cooperative were reelected at the annual meeting held recently at the Arcadia Legion Hall. They are Lome Steinkamp and Leo Berning. Holdover directors are Robert Schweers, Jerome Henkenius and Clem Mueggenberg. Schweers was in charge of the business meeting during which annual reports were given. The new telephone books companions. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Be careful while working today and keep a close eye on the people you are working with. Be sure all are safety-conscious. YOUR BIRTHDAY April 8,1976 This coming year should be. a very active one for your socially, with many new people entering your life. Some will bring opportunities. Others may bring problems. were discussed as was the new generator installed last fall. Duane Schroeder, manager, showed a film. Door prizes went to Harry Grimsman, Emil Wiese, Marline Hess and Leroy ' Niehaus; Lunch was served after the meeting. the neighbor. The American Red Cross advertising eonlributMl for Iht public flood ~ "SST*" spurgeons 3 Fresh Ways to Greet Spring by White Swan! Wear a spanking new and pretty uniform—white and washable, in polyester/nylon knit that stays crisp through a wilting day. A. Mandarin-look with inset belt, stitch-creased pants, 6 to 14.19.99 B. 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