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Iowa a place to grow Vol. 107 — No. 73 Carroll Daily Times Herald Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, April 13, 1976 - Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Each Kvening for 60c Per Week Copy Council Discusses To New, Private Developments in City By James B.Wilson The Carroll City Council Monday evening held a discussion relative to the obligations of the city in providing sewer and water services to new, private developments within the city. Recently, the city has paid the full cost of installing storm sewers and one-half the cost of installing water mains to such developments. The logic, of course, has been that the expansion of the city benefits all residents by providing a broader tax base for the city, a tax base that ultimately more than pays the initial cost of the installation of such services. In introducing the subject for discussion, Mayor Ronald H. Schechtman said he felt the 6 Now or Never 9 on Tax Relief DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House sailed into debate Tuesday on a three-year property tax package Tuesday with the feeling that it's now or never for passage of any property tax relief this year. The Senate-approved package is a compromise worked out by leaders in the Senate, which Rep. Delwyn Stromer, R-Garner. said won't do much for the corh-and-hog family farmer but will benefit for the absentee landlord who has no buildings on his farm. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Lowell Norland, D-Kensett, said the package isn't that bad, however, and will achieve the main goal the legislature set out to achieve. "If we're going to dp anything to ease the property tax situation this year, we've got to do it now," said Majority Floor Leader Jerome Fitzgerald, D-Fort Dodge. The main goal. Norland said, is to overcome at least part of the effect of property assessment equalization orders issued last fall by State Revenue Director Gerald Bair. The orders would mean an increase of some $55 million in school property taxes unless the legislature acts to change it. Norland said the package would accomplish that purpose and return the money to farmers and home owners who were hardest hit by the orders. The orders resulted in sharp agricultural and residential property valuation increases. Taxes, See Page 2 , Area Forecast Increasing cloudiness with a chance of thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday, some possible severe Tuesday night. Continued mild with the low Tuesday night in the low 50s and the high Wednesday .from the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are 40 per cent Tuesday-night and Wednesday. policy "has been wise in the past" and that it has "probably aided in the growth of Carroll." But Mayor Schechtman said he felt such a policy might lead to financial difficulties in the future, perhaps in the near future. He said his concern, stems from potentially large cost obligations the city could incur soon, citing the New Hope Village development and at least three proposed new residential developments, plus the uncertainty surrounding the future of federal revenue sharing funds. If all the projects are undertaken, the current budget does not provide enough funds to cover the city's share of the cost if the past policies are followed. Revenue sharing funds, he said, have often been used in the past to cover needed expenditures that were not provided for in the budget. If revenue sharing funds are not available, the sale of general obligation bonds might be the only means of financing. "I guess we are simply facing the same financial problems that have caught so many other municipalities," the mayor said. No formal council action pertaining to the present policies was taken, but following the discussion by the council. Mayor Schechtman instructed City Manager Arthur Gute to study the problem and come back to the council with his recommenda- tions. During 'another discussion, Councilman Dr. Norman Schulz gave a report to the council concerning complaints received by businesses who have complained of acts of vandalism allegedly caused by patrons going to or coming from taverns on Main Street. Dr. Schulz told the council that after talking with the tavern owners he felt "they are making a sincere effort to get this problem .under control." He outlined some of the measures the proprietors have taken recently and offered some additional suggestions that might possibly work. "I do feel, however, that they are trying to cooperate, Civic Oration Winners — -Starr Photo Seventh grade students of Carroll Junior High School competed for the Modern Woodmen of America civic oration award Monday afternoon. Front row. from left: first place winner Kristen Witt, and second place winner Collette Knott hold their trophies; second row: Penny Schroeder. senior high school student; David Nieland, history teacher, and Mrs. Robert Richardson, former English teacher, judged the competition. The theme for the speeches was on American heritage. The winners are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witt and Mr. and Mrs. James Knott. Bill to Tighten Oversight of Alcoholism Treatment Ok'd DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislation to tighten state oversight of alcoholism treat- -hient programs has been passed 80-4 by the Iowa House. The measure now joins two other bills dealing with alcoholism and drug abuse awaiting action in the Senate. One of the bills would merge the Iowa Commission on Alcoholism and Iowa Drug Abuse Authority. Rep. W. R. Monroe, D-Burlington, said Monday the alcoholism bill was designed to push "some professional hustlers" out of the program. Rep. Ingwer Hansen, R-Hartley, agreed that some local programs are run by "fast buck operators" and said controls need to be imposed to keep them from "ripping off' the taxpayers. • The bill, recommended by both an interim study committee and the legislature's human resources subcommittee, would require state approval of alcoholism treatment projects proposed at the local level. It also would give the director of the Iowa Commission on Alcoholism authority to refuse state and federal funds to local programs which he feels do not meet state guidelines. Jeff Voskans, commission director, has complained the lack of adequate state guidelines has cost millions of dollars for wasteful and ineffective treatment programs, He told the human resources subcommittee that present law requires him to pay three- fourths of the cost of local alcoholism treatment programs regardless of their effectiveness. Neither does the present law set any rules to require periodic audits of programs funded by public money, he said. ' The House wrote into the bill a proposal by Rep. William Margrave, D-Iowa City, to • limit operation of alcoholism treatment centers to hospitals, community mental health centers and nonprofit private corporations. Margrave's amendment says that if the center is operated by a nonprofit corporation, at least a third of the board of directors must represent local governing bodies that contribute to its support. Egypt Warns Against Anti-PLO Action they are making an effort," Dr. Schulz said, "and I think with more cooperation between the police department and the operators this can be solved." In a separate matter, Police Chief Maurice Dion, who was present at the meeting, was directed by .the council to enforce the prohibition of parking vehicles and placing signs on the public right-of-way along Highway 30 in the city. The particular problem areas to be attacked are where the parking of cars and trucks or the placement of signs block the view of motorists attempting to enter the highway from side streets. The request for action concerning the problem came 2 Counter Suits Filed by Heutons Two counter law suits asking a total of $905,000 have been filed against A.I.D. Insurance Company Mutual and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company in connection with a fire that destroyed Sir Patrick's Restaurant and Lounge here last Oct. 20. The suits were filed Monday in District Court by attorneys for Sir Patrick's. Inc. and Dennis and Karen Heuton. The companies said in an earlier suit that they have been "informed and believe that arson of the insured's premises . . . was caused by the acts of the defendant's agents, officers or employes and whatever rights (the) defendant had under the fire policies was thereby forfeited." Their suit also alleges that Sir Patrick's did not provide written proof of loss within the 60-day requirement contained in the policies. The counter suit states that "The refusal of the insurance companies to pay, as required under the insurance contracts, has caused the insured to suffer an interference with a protected property interest and substantial economic loss This suit also alleges tht companies "acted with malice toward the insured and with wanton disregard" for their rights. The suit asks for $680.000 for the corporation. . The Heuton suit states the companies "acted with malice, recklessness and a wanton disregard for the rights and well-being of the Suits, See Page 2 IOWAN ELECTED PHILADEPHIA(AP) —Dr. James A. Clifton, head of the internal medicine department at the University of Iowa, has been chosen president-elect of the American College of Physicians. He was elected at the group's annual meeting here. Dr. Clifton will assume the presidency of the 33.000-member organization in April. 1977. Lines Policy,Costs from Councilman Lou Galetich. Gute also said that such action is highly recommended in the city traffic study now nearing completion and by representatives of the Iowa Department of Transportation. The council gave permissoin to the Carroll County Ambulance Commission to use an area near the baseball field to sponsor a circus to raise money for the purchase of a heart monitor. There will be two performances of the circus show on May 22. one in the afternoon and one in the evening., Permission for use of the city recreation area was issued on the condition the company owning the circus post a $250 bond with the city and show proof of insurance. An expenditure of $1,480 to install a new door in the entrance of the former library building was also given council approval. The building will be turned over to the Carroll County Historical Society for use as a museum. But in making the motion to approve the expenditure, Dr. Schulz included a provision that this expenditure is to end the city's participation in the renewal of the old structure. The cost of renovating the building has greatly surpassed original expectations and has been the source of much discussion by the council. Dion and Gute told the Dr. Michael Davis Lions Club Organized in Carroll Twenty charter members have formed a Carroll Lions club, under sponsorship of Jefferson Lions. The club will receive its charter at a banquet here May 15. Named officers are Dr. Michael Davis, president: Roger Trachsel. first vice president: Richard Philpot, second vice president: Delbert Patrick, third vice president; Steve Nuckels. treasurer: Lee Nation, secretary: Bill Feld. tail- twister; Roland Griffith, lion-tamer: Don Dreessen. Gary Kunecke. Dave Happe and Glenn Odell. directors. The club will meet at Tony's Restaurant the first and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and second Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. each month. Anyone interested in becoming a charter member of the new club may attend an informative meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. April 14 at Tony's, or may contact any of the new officers. The decision to form the club was made at a meeting held April 7. Lions is a worldwide service organization interested in community betterment, health, sight conservation and citizenship. It also provides fellowship and expansion of friendships, officers said. At least two Lions' organizations existed in Carroll in past years. Syria Threatens More Intervention in Lebanon BEIRUT,^Lebanon (AP) Leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt accused Syria today of preparing a large-scale invasion of Lebanon and called for foreign help to prevent it. Jumblatt met with diplomats of the United States, France and the Soviet Union after President Hafez Assad threatened more Syrian military intervention in Lebanon, and Egypt warned the Syrians to leave Yasir Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization alone. "Troubling signs confirm that the Syrian army that crossed the border is strengthening its numbers and, is on the way to occupying essential communications networks for a large-scale invasion of Lebanon,'' Jumblatt said in a telegram to Arab League headquarters in Cairo and Arab chiefs of state. In Was hing t on,, a spokesman for the State Department declined comment on Jumblatt's charge. In a warning apparently addressed to Jumblatt, Assad told a political rally in Damascus Monday that he was "prepared to move into Lebanon to protect any victim of aggression. "We have complete freedom of movement. We have the capability to take any position we want," Assad said. Jumblatt, whose military drive for complete victory over the right-wing Christians was checked by another Syrian threat of intervention 11 days ago, claims that up to 6,000 Syrian 1 troops already are in Lebanon along with 7,000 Palestinian guerrillas of the Saiqa organization, which Syria^finances and controls. Syrian .troops and tanks inside Lebanon control the three main paved highways from Syria and are blocking arms shipments to Jumblatt. The Saiqa guerrillas control the Beirut international airport, two of the three main ports and several key positions within Beirut. Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported that Arafat had messaged Egyptian President Anwar Sadat that he feared the Saiqa men would try to wipe out his PLO guerrillas, many of whom fought alongside Jumblatfs leftists. Egypt responded,with a warning that it will not allow any action that could lead to the liquidation of the PLO. The Egyptian news agency said Sadat, who returns to Cairo today from a tour of Western Europe,'called a meeting of his National Security Council Thursday. Relations between Egypt and Syria have been strained since Sadat signed another Sinai disengagement pact with Israel last fall without getting back any of Syria's Golan Heights territory from Israel. Libyan President Moammar Khadafy said Monday his government also "rejects any foreign intervention in Lebanon." He promised unlimi.ted aid to "the nationalist forces." apparently referring to the leftist Moslems. Assad is trying to prevent a final leftist victory that would make Lebanon a Moslem Socialist country. He has been urging a political settlement with a 50-50 division of power between the Moslems and Christians, apparently because he wants the restoration of the prewar capitalist economy from which Syria benefited indirectly. Today was the first anniversary of the Lebanese war, which began with a clash between men of the right-wing Christian Phalange party's private militia and Palestinian guerrillas during the inauguration of a new Christian church in a Beirut suburb. i In the year since, an estimated 15.000 people or more have been killed. Much of Beirut, once the financial and pleasure center of the Middle East, is in ruins. The economy is wrecked. The Christians, who dominated both the government and the economy, have been pushed into a coastal enclave that includes part of Beirut and the strip between the mountains and the shore north to Tripoli. The rest of the country is divided among the leftist Moslems, moderate Moslems, the Saiqa guerrillas, the PLO guerrillas and the Syrians. A cease-fire now is in effect until the end of April, but fighting continues, with another 69 persons reported killed Mondav. council they are currently working on a tornado and storm warning system for the city. That report came after Mayor Schechtman said that was one of the concerns raised by Fire Department officials when he attended a department meeting last week. Gute said he felt a proposed plan submitted by a private firm. calling for the installation of six sirens identical to the one now on top of the Court House which would be placed at various points throughout the city, was much too elaborate and costly for the needs of the city. He said, however, he has forwarded copies of the plans to Civil Defense officials for their comments and suggestions. Vote on Bond Issue for Glidden-Ralston A heavy turnout of voters was indicated in early balloting at Glidden Tuesday. By 11 a.m., 94 persons had cast votes in the school bond election, City Clerk Vernon Copenhaver reported. County Election • Commissioner William C. Arts Jr. estimated that about 450 ballots will be cast. He said the total vote in the district is somewhere between 765 and 770. GLIDDEN — Voters in the Glidden-Ralston school district were casting ballots Tuesday on a proposal to issue $150.000 in bonds for improving a site already owned for school athletic fields. The vote-got underway at the Glidden City hall at 7 a.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. To carry, the proposition must receive 60 per cent approval of those voting. William C. Arts Jr.. Carroll county elections commissioner, has estimated the bond issue, if approved, would cost the school district about $12.375 each year for 20 yea rs. This includes repayment of principal and interest figures at 6.5 per cent. The district has nearly completed payment of a $130.000 bond issue voted some ;,«s-»^r."3» «,-?"<!«?• .-•„-. '. Inside New road maps will show entire Iowa transportation system — Page 12. Female ministers gain acceptance in Iowa — Page 8. Women's news—Page 4. Editorials —PageS. Deaths, daily record, markets. latene.ws — Page 2. Sports Knights gals 3rd in quadrangular. Catfish blanks O's. first woman in Indianapolis 500. NBA playoffs start tonight — Pages 6 and 7. years ago for building renovation. It is expected to be completely paid for by 1978 and costs the district about $12,000 a year. Arts has also estimated the cost to taxpayers of the current proposal at about 21 cents per $1.000 of valuation. An example would be a home now valued at $25,000. The tax would be 21 cents times 25, of $5.25 per year. For farm land in the area, the tax would be about 15 or 16 cents per acre. The proposed bond issue would provide funds for moving the football and baseball fields, installation of a new track around the new football field, new lights, fencing, bleachers, grading and drainage. Locations of the present baseball and football fields would be exchanged with the track to be constructed around the football field in the area northeast of the school building. Child Dies in 30-Ft. Fall Maria Denise Kennedy, daughter of a former Carroll resident. Mrs. Marlau Kennedy, was killed Sunday when she fell about 30 feet from a third story apartment window in Omaha. The family lived at 1954 Jones Street. The former Marlau Kanne said her daughter got up from a nap about 2:30 p.m. and had been playing in the apartment. At one point in the afternoon, the mother said, she had spanked the child for standing up in the bedroom window. About 4:30 p.m., she recalled, she wasn't sure where the little girl was. so she searched the apartment. "I was calling out. 'Maria. Maria'." she said, "and I walked into the bedroom and noticed the screen was loose. I went over to the window and Kennedy, See Page 2 7th Annual Sidewalk Art Show on May 1st The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the seventh annual Sidewalk Art Fair Saturday. May 1. in downtown Carroll. Warren D. Morlan is serving his '•seventh term as show chairman. The show will again include amateur artists in adult and student 18 years old and younger divisions. Judging will be done separately by divisions and any artist is eligible to enter. The show will be held regardless of weather because all exhibitors will be located under the new downtown covered canopy area. Entry blanks and additional information are available from the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, Box 307. Carroll. Iowa. 51401. Deadline for returning entry blanks is April 26. Categories in both adult and student divisions include: oils and acrylics, fabric art (batik, stitchery. macrame. yarn hooking, soft sculpture, weaving and original needle-point), pottery, three-dimensional (sculptures of clay. wire, metal, stone, wood, plaster and papier mache). sketches and drawings. Hobbycraft will not be accepted for display or for sale. Ribbons will be awarded for first and second place in each category per division while both a ribbon and cash award will be presented for best-in-show. regardless of division. Several purchase awards will be made and artists are requested to have works clearly marked if they are not for sale. Mr. and Mrs. David Leach of Des Moines will hold a puppet theatre demonstration in conjunction with the show in the downtown mall.

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