Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 9, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, April 9, 1976
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, April 9,1976 What Others Are Saying- Ames Daily Tribune (John Epperheimer) I received a nice present from the Iowa Senate last week. If the House concurs, my budget for the next year will be helped nicely. Unfortunately, I'm concerned about what might happen to my finances in future N years. I anvnot wild-eyed or distraught over the property tax relief plan, but I'm disappointed that relief and not reform seemed uppermost in the Senate's thoughts. The three-year plan will have the state pay property taxes on the first $4,500 valuation of my house and lot for the first year, and on the first $5,000 in the second and third years. Taxes on agricultural land will be based on 100 per cent productivity rather than on half its market value. That will mean a significant reduction in taxes on ag land, and the Senate plan promises extra money will be appropriated in the second year to keep the burden from shifting so heavily to owners of property in cities. With property having been revalued in this election year, it was important for the legislators to pass some sort of tax relief. In fact, I would be hollering if they hadn't. But common sense tells me it will be awful hard in the future to restore taxes on market value of farm land, if the state is in a bind for money. But it won't be as difficult to fail to appropriate money to ease the burden on city property owners. By the third year, the average city homeowner could be holding the bag, and there still hasn't been any action on shifting the tax burden away from property and into local option taxes. That's a poor result after months of legislative work on property tax relief. Cherokee Daily Times Settlement of the three-day nationwide strike by t the Teamsters Union has left many important questions without answers: > Is the 36-month pact, with cost-of-living increases built in and with liberal frige benefits added, inflationary? If so, to what degree? Will the agreements serve as a pattern for other national unions to follow this year? Will these settlements boost the inflationary rate materially aside from the effects that would follow strikes of any length? Can the nation continue to maintain economic stability when groups of its citizens possess physical control to the point of virtually shutting down vital segments of commerce upon which most all citizens depend? Should consideration be given to laws that place limits on the power of unions similar to statutes governing business ? . Few will argue with the principle that __ everyone should have the right to participate to some degree in the process of determining his or her conditions of work and compensation. But also there should be some recognition given to the rights of others , who are affected in such a determination. Many years ago, it became apparent that limits had to be imposed on ownership of businesses that operated on a national basis. As a result, antitrust and fair competition laws were written. At present, Congress is studying the dominance of oil companies that control the energy market from production to consumer sales with possible divestiture in mind. A similar study should be made of labor unions and the impact they have on society. Cedar Rapids Gazette •.> Five years ago, the Citizens. Conference on State Legislatures announced its rankings of the 50 general assemblies, placing California .at the top and naming Alabama winner "of the booby prize. Iowa, with its part time "citizen" legislature, was rated No. 6. If the Citizens Conference again looks in on proceedings at the Des Moines statehouse, the hope here is that the visit will not coincide with "personal privilege" hour diatribes such as occurred in the house the afternoon of Friday, March 26. "Functional, accountable, informed, independent,' representative" — these are the qualities that typify a good American legislature, according to the Citizens Conference. Seeing those virtues in Friday's impassioned dialog would have required suspension of logic. Granted that the four Democratic speakers had ample cause for resentment. Lt. Gov.,Neu had given the Democrats a broad-brush staining in his speech the night before to Johnson County Republicans, among other accusations, Neu cited Democrats for stalling property tax relief. Then House Republican leader Millen carried the arraignment one step farther by telling the house that the Democrats are rresponsible for putting the 1976 session in "shambles." But provoking as the remarks may have been, it is doubtful that many lowans would/ approve of the time-consuming counter-attacks launched by Reps. Donald Avenson of Oelwein, Norman Jesse of Des Moines, .Jerome Fitzgerald of Fort Dodge and Thomas Higgins of Davenport. Especially disappointing was Rep. Inside Report Horrifying Scenario By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON — The Ford administration has reluctantly come to the conclusion that major armed intervention by Syria into Lebanon would automatically be followed by an Israeli invasion to guarantee keeping southern Lebanon out of Syrian control — raising the ominous specter of another Mideast war. Fully supported by its new ally Jordan, Syria is known to be considering a "peace force" of up to one armored division for short-term occupation of key areas in central Lebanon. The subsequent Israeli counterinvasion into its.undefended northern neighbor would likely yield Israel total control of all southern Lebanon up to the Litani River. That horrifying scenario will confront President Ford if his special emissary, former Ambassador Dean Brown, experiences the same failure that has destroyed 'every other effort to restore political equilibrium in Lebanon. That would place the Middle East, so soon after quixotic U.S. efforts to arrange step-by-step peace, closer to general conflict than any time since the bloody October 1973 war, with no sure way to avoid it. Indeed, Lebanon's rapid descent into uncontrollable disorder may now be beyond redemption, despite heroic efforts by President Hafez Assad of Syria. Assad is standing not only against extreme left Lebanese socialists, the miniscule Lebanese Communist party and the most radical elements of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). He is also aligned against his long-time ally, the Soviet Union, which is slipping small arms and other equipment to the extreme left. Top officials in the Ford administration give Assad high marks for his efforts thus far. Yet the U.S. has let it be clearly known that if Assad takes the very grave step of major military intervention. U.S. pressure against Israel's doing the same thing in the south would.count for nothing. Such a two-stage intervention would inevitably plunge Israel into war with Syria — a catastrophe with tragic and ironic overtones. Syria's intervention would be for the limited purpose of stemming the far left in Lebanon and restoring political law and order there, which are both goals of Israeli policy. Yet an Israeli government could scarcely survive at home if it ignored a Syrian intervention without a counter-move. Assad may find intervention impossible to avoid if the on-again, off-again ceasefire in civil war does not soon produce a new president of Lebanon. The deadline for election of the new president expires April 13. but that time limit could undoubtedly be extended. If Assad's plan does not work and civil war is resumed by the well-armed political left (headed by Druze Socialist leader Kamal Jumblatt with help from Moslem and PLO extremists), Assad's political position inside the Arab world will drastically weaken — after a period of ascendancy. That ascendancy followed his success in championing the PLO's dramatic appearance at the United Nations. Assad still has gotten nothing from the second round of Kissinger's step-by-step diplomacy — no withdrawal of Israel from the Golan Heights, and no hint of it for the future. Worse yet for Assad, the agreement on United Nations troops on the Golan Heights expires next month. Assad fears that, if he again extends the agreement without any hint of eventual Israeli withdrawal, he will show his weakness. His dilemma: not to extend the presence of the UN force could carry serious risks against the militarily more powerful Israelis. That is why Assad is risking so much on Lebanon: to balance his failure to expel Israel from the Golan Heights with a triumphant salvation of Lebanon from self-destruction. After such a triumph, agreeing to extend the UN' force on the Golan would be politically safer. But the Syrian president has discovered a universal political truth: low-level intervention in a foreign country, no matter how well intentioned, is invariably tricker than it looks. If Assad now decides he must double his bet and move crack Syrian troops across the border to keep order until a new president and new political order can take over Lebanon, his motives would not be suspect here — but his intervention would signal the partition of Lebanon. That, in turn, would-end over two and a half years of relative stability between Israel and the Arabs, and risk another full-scale Middle Eastern war. Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, April 9, 1976 Avenson's description of Neu as "the Republican hit man." lowans are accustomed to getting good returns for the $8,000 annual pay and $140 a week living expenses invested in each lawmaker. The arrangement seems especially rewarding when one realizes that the three states top-rated for general assemblies —California, New York and Illinois — each pay statehouse members more than $20,000 yearly. The bargain will seem greater still if citizen legislators responsible for maintaining that lofty image will refrain from accusatory partisan dialog during taxpayers' time. Mason City Globe Gazette A sales tax study and resulting information program conducted in North Iowa by Dr. Richard Maxon, Iowa State University Extension economist, is an example of the very best the university and Extension Service can offer the citizens of Iowa. The study focuses on the per capita retail sales statistics for the entire state, with specific observations and comparisons offered by Maxon concerning various North Iowa communities. Such a study and accompanying observations in printed form sent to the communities involved would have been helpful .and informative. But there is the chance of such a valuable report might not have received the attention it deserved if it had been handled that way. The study could end up on too many shelves gathering dust. But, Iowa State and-Maxon went a' step further than just printing the study and sending it out. Maxon has been in three North Iowa communities discussing the study and zeroing in on what it and other factors may indicate about these communities. He has plans to visit two or three more area communities to do the same thing. This kind of personal touch added to the statistical information has made the study much more meaningful to the communities involved. It has made the difference between a good program and an outstanding program. W^e have found some of Maxom's general observations particularly ' interesting. For example, he stresses the importance of merchants working together. "In, retailing," he points out, "you're really your brother's keeper. 1 -' That's worth more than a casual thought. Maxon also has been preaching what he calls "the east of comparison" Stage Set for Oklahoma! Tonight Kuemper's Drama and Music Departments will proudly open a three-night performance of the authentic folk play, "Oklahoma!" A mixture of fun, friendship, warmth, humor and love is all wrapped up into one play, Rodgers' and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" A love triangle between Curly and Laurey, played by Mike Cawley and Gail Reicks. is interrupted by a bullet-haired, growly man, Jud Fry, who is played by Tim Gute. A peddler, played by Jeff Baldus, tries his best to lure people into buying his unusual Persian goods. A "most-of-the-time" contented, hearty, 'ole woman who dislikes violence and a certain dishonest peddler, is everybody's Aunt Eller, played by Jayne Staley. Ado Annie, played by Joyce Juniors Near Prom Goal By Cathy Luchtel With the Junior-Senior Prom fast approaching, the Junior class has put on various fund raising activities. The first of these was a basketball game between the KIOA High Hoopers and the Kuemper male faculty, and a fifties dance with Joe Wendl providing the music. Just a few weeks ago the class held a bake sale in which all the Juniors contributed baked goods or money. The Juniors also obtained a second place in the Petersen Motors contest held April 3. to see how many people could be stuffed into a car. All the hard work of the Junior class has shown favorable achievement. Jean Gronstal. Junior class president, is pleased with the progress and stated. "Our projects have been extremely successful as our goal has just about been reached." The Junior class moderator, Mr. Guy. commented. "The fund raising activities have gone very well and we should have everything for prom paid for soon. The students are energetic and willing to help." Harman, is "jist ;i girl who cain't say no," Except to a cowman. Will Parker, played by John Leonard, who "starts totalkpurtyl" Sr. Charlene, Kuemper's drama director, selected Oklahoma because, "it's the most exciting display in the history of America's cultural riches — ranging from folk music to drama and science, and is now being unveiled for the nation's Bicentennial." Accompanying the "Oklahoma!" cast is the pit orchestra, which was selected from both the orchestra and the band. Directing the pit orchestra is Mr. John Malett. " 'Oklahoma!' is shaping up very nicely and should be a successful run." Choral director, Mrs. Barbara Fletcher announced, " 'Oklahoma!' is a fun show. The music is delightful and has songs you can go home singing." The dates and times of performances are: Friday — April 9, 8:00 p.m. Saturday — April 10, 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 11. 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Prices of admission are: adults. $2.00; high school students. $1.50; children. $1.00. Student-directors, Jean Gronstal and Julie Schneider agreed, "The play has really been shaping up this past week, and we are sure everyone will enjoy it a lot. It's a lot of fun for everyone involved in it, and it will be a lot of fun for everyone to watch!'' No one will want to miss it! Project '76 Under Way Once again, this year, seniors can be seen raking lawns, washing cars, holding bake sales and selling raffle tickets as they strive to raise funds for college scholarships. This year's project, appropriately named project '76. is well under way as a dance has been held; the parish CYO seniors are busy with bake sales, slave auctions and various other fund-raisers; and the class as a whole has been divided into groups of six to ten for lawn raking and other odd jobs. This year's class, which has a goal of $2,000. has tried one project which is believed a first. In an effort to win $50 twenty-three students were stuffed into an automobile at Peterson Motors in Carroll. "We didn't win first, but we might still get some money out of. it," remarked senior car stuffer Dave Donovan. "It was fun, but it was a little tight, awful hot, and wow, the smell." commented an anonymous member of the car stuffing group. "Tilings seem to be going well and it appears that we will be able to reach our goal," remarked Senior Class President Bob Kelly. When the money is all collected it will be divided up for 4 scholarships. To be eligible for the scholarships seniors must fill out an application with the final selection being made by a vote of the senior class. Anyone wishing to hire Project '76 for lawn work or other odd jobs can do so by calling 792-3596. Fore: Golfers Tee Off importance in retailing. The idea of this is that a community is better off if it has three clothing stores rather than one. because each of the three draws customers for the others by helping provide "ease of comparison" for the shoppers. That makes sense. One of the best features of Maxorf's 'appearances in North Iowa has been that he hasn't pulled any punches. He has praised those efforts that deserve praise and he has been critical where he believed criticism was warranted — and will help a community lake a new tack. And he hasn't just criticized; he has offered suggestions. This kind of honesty is needed in any program of this nature. It does no good to tell communities everything is coming up roses where obvious conclusions can be drawn from the study which indicate otherwise. We always have found Iowa State University and Extension staff personnel both at Ames and at county and area offices willing and able to help in searching for ways to make Iowa a better place in which to live. This study and Maxom's efforts are prime examples of this ability and willingness. North Iowa has been supplied some valuable information and insight through these efforts, and we'd guess more is available to anyone who wants it. We Urge the communities to make use of this information and insight both individually and collectively to the best of their advantage. ^i*********^******-********'*'*'**^*'* DAILY TIMES HERALD 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday and Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMES W.WILSON, Publisher W. L. REITZ, News Editor JAMES B.WILSON, Vice President, General Manager Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 2,1897. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By carrier delivery per week $ -60 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service Is not available, per year »20.00 Outsideof Carroll and Adjoining Counties In Zones 1 and 2 per year « 3 '°° All Other Mail In the United , State.5, per year $27.00 Letter to the Editors To the Editors: As nearly everyone knows, the Kuemper Drama and Music Departments are presenting the musical "Oklahoma!" this weekend. Everyone involved has been working hard to present an enjoyable program, but their efforts will be all in vain if the audience does not cooperate. By cooperation, we mean the audience should follow certain rules of etiquette when attending both concerts and plays. The first rule is to be in your seats at the scheduled time and remain in them throughout the program. If you arrive late, wait outside during the doors until a scene change or intermission. Be quiet and attentive during the performance. You. as well as those around you. will be able to hear and enjoy what's going on much more if you are quiet. Young children who can't behave property should not be taken along, or else they should be taught how to act before they leave home. A disturbance caused by anyone in the audience is a distraction from the main action and will detract from the enjoyment others want and should have from the program. We promise that if you'll follow these few basic suggestions you'll derive much pleasure from any performance. — Karen Tigges. Kathy Schumacher. Tennis Brief Monday. April 12. the tennis teams open their seasons with the girls at Fort Dodge and the boys hosting Audubon. The top six in the challenge ladder will probably start. As of now they include Dan Thies, Dave Bruner. Dave Stangl. Dean Bluml. Steve Meyers and Gerard Gach. The top-seeded girls are Sandy Naberhaus. Carol Walz. Becky Goetzinger. Joyce Drees. Mary Soyer and Sharon Schreck. Head Coach Fr. Roder commented. "We're aiming for a winning season with a minimum of 7-5. which would be very good for a second year team." The next girls' meet is April 13 with Fort Dodge St. Edmond at home, while the guys have a home meet April 14 with Storm Lake. The Kuemper golf teams swung into action this past week with the boys team facing Coon Rapids and the girls up against Coon Rapids. Manning and Denison. Practice for golf began March 22 for both teams. Right now, the Kuemper golfers are getting their swing in shape and learning how to use all fourteen clubs. Training also includes working with various shots of the game such as up and downhill lies, chipping, pitching, fairway shots, and tee-off shots. The girls' golf coach, Mrs. Jeanne Spieler, comments on the team, "It will be hard to beat our 198 average of last year's meets, but I only lost two seniors and my J.V. squad has proven to be a dedicated bunch. Filling in with them should make us a strong team. I will not have one outstanding golfer, but five." Coach Wayne Chandlee gives his outlook on the boys' team: "Last year's team was fairly young and had problems early in the year but finished strong, winning three of the last four meets. This strong finish should be a help for this year." MUSIC /JND ORAMA DEPTS. Joe Kruse - rrm~—. r *—.*ij rr ~nrTXl III'" •—•*** * 3ir*- Aftui I? MCHAID IODCE1S &»* «rf i r ,« i, OSCAI HAMUDtSTON U Friday ; Apri I 9 Saturday,/Ipn I'° Sunday,/Ipn I 11 8:00 prn.. 8 oo p m. pi \ 8 p m BASKETBALL LETTKRMKN D a v e B r u n e r , Rick Friedman. Ryan Harnack. Bob Kelly. Tom Kelly. Joe Krusc. Marty Meshek. Ken Nurse. Tom I'otthoff. Tom Kiddle. Tim Roetker. Tom Schenkelberg. Ed Staler!. Dave Staley. K e v i n T e s s m e r. S c 1 o 11 Tossmer, Dan Thies Deb Burg Last year's records of wins and losses for the girls' team and boys' team were 12-1 and 5-7, re'spectively. Returning letter-winners for the girls are Deb Burg, Mary Ann Greteman and Diane Kasperbauer; and for the boys are Chuck Danner, Tim Gute, Tom Riddle and Scott Tessmer. One change this year for both teams is the set-up for scheduling meets. When the girls are golfing here, the boys will be playing the same school in an away meet. There is one meet, however, scheduled with Harlan where both teams will play together. Perhaps the most important meet planned is the Carroll Invitational which we will host and compete with teams from the Northwest area. Staff HON'OK ROLL CORRECTIONS Seniors: -1.0 Mar y Hagemann. 15 Cathy Tomka. Co-editors: Lori Beckman. Dave Donovan Reporters: Julie Stalzer. Kris Daeges. Jim Waters. Cathy Luchtel, Sheila Heisterkamp. Julie Tigges. Maureen Nurse Cartoonist: Joyce Harman Photographers: Mary Jo Baumhover. Tony Martin. Joe McKonc Advisor: Mr. Robert Galligan

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