Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 13, 1976 · Page 8
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 8

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 13, 1976
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Female Ministers Gain Acceptance in Iowa Timei Herald, Carroll, la. Tueiday, April 13, 1976 FUNNY BUSINESS Roger Bo/ten By Jan Poulson (Drake University Journalism Student) DBS MOINES — Ordained female ministers in Iowa are not uncommon. An informal survey of several Iowa Protestant churches which allow female ordination showed the following: the United Methodists in Iowa have 10 female ministers: the United Presbyterians have two: the United Church of Christ has five and the American Baptists have three. Elizabeth Barron of Des Moines and Patrice Ramga of Beaverdale are two of Iowa's ordained women ministers. In informal interviews, they talked about women members of the clergy. 4-H News DEDHAM — The Go Getters 4-H Club met Thursday evening, April 8. at the Legion Hall. Cindy Stangl, the president, conducted the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was given by Debbie Tunning. Roll call was on "our ancestors". The 4-H pledge was given by Janet. Carol and Mary Derner. The entertainment was given by Mrs. Gary Hackett of Carroll on "Beginnings of Our Community." Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Robert Peters. Mrs. Leonard Koester and Mrs.'Lee Englin. Barron is presently interim pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Des Moines. Her interest in the ministry began when she became acquainted with an ordained woman minister while she was still in high school. She said she received no opposition about her choice of career at home or at church. "I never felt I was doing anything weird or different." she said. Barron said female enrollment at divinity schools has risen in the last few years, but finding a job is a problem. She said women ministers usually get jobs in small-town churches where the pay is not outstanding or they work as assistant or institutional ministers. Barron said females have a lot to offer the ministry. She said male ministers are subjected to stereotypes as to how they should act. Women as yet have not been molded into any roles as ministers, she said. "I can be myself." she said. Barron is not concerned with the possibility that a "woman's emotions" might interfere with her job. "There are times when anybody's emotions get in the way of doing a job. Women have an advantage over men because it is socially acceptable for women to touch. There are times when touching will work better than words for comforting." she said. Patrice Ramga is the Business & Professional Directory INTERNATIONAL Handling all phases of Travel NO CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICE IMW.BIh Carroll 792-9742 BOOKKEEPING FARM MANAGEMENT HAROLD WM. SCHMIDT HftR BLOCK TAX CONSULTANT Carroll Manning 792-2770 Ham* 106 W. 6thS>. 653-3816 NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE TO SELL There's A Want Ad Just For You Phone 792-3573 R.J. FERLIC, M.D. 715 N. Adam. - Carroll, Iowa Of fie* Haun: 9 to 12 - 1 to 5 General Practice — Obstetrics Fractures — X-Rayt Office Dial 792-4120 Home Dial 792-3401 BILL COMITO BOOKKEEPING TAX SERVICE 322 East 6th St. Ph. 792-3805 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 Lenses — Children's Visual Problems New Ground Floor Location - 524 N. Adams St. (Between Smart Set Salon and Sherwin-Williami) (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 FARMER CHIROPRACTIC LIFE CENTER Pringle Building — 529 N. East St. Family Practice of Chiropractic Phone 792-3605 Hours — by Appointment SOI N. Main Strett Ph. 712-792-3S2I Carroll, Iowa 5)401 Elm • Sumpter St. Ph. 712-M4-2240 Coon Rapids, Iowa SMU Blankenbaker Chiropractic Clinics DR. T. E. BLANKENBAKER CLINIC DIRECTOR Carroll Hours: Monday—9:00-5:00 Tuesd«y-9:00-12:00 Wednesday—9:00-5:00 Thursday—9:00-12:00 Friday—9:00-5:00 Saturday—9:00-12:00 Coon Rapids Hours: Monday—6:00-6:00 Tuesday—1:00-5:30 Thursday—2:00-8:00 Friday—4:00-8:00 Saturday—1:00-5:00 When someone gets sicl- MIS first concern should be about gelling well His last should be about money Join your County H I A Associated Blue Cross Blue Shield Join your County H I A Associated with BLUE CROSS and BLUE SHIELD assistant minister at the Glen Echo Christian Church in Beaverdale. When Ramga applied for the job, the position was open to male or female but, she said, the congregation wasn't expecting a woman to apply. Now that she has the job. little rejection is shown and if any criticism is voiced, she gets it second-hand through the head minister. "I'm a novelty at my church."she said. Ramga said she feels she was called to the ministry. While teaching school in an Indiana city, Ramga said she became aware that many children are being misguided. For example, she said her students lived for the weekend and were preoccupied with sex at a young age. She said someday she hopes, through God. to help children appreciate life day-by-day. Ramga gets a standard response when she is introduced as a minister. "People say. oh. you're in Christian education." she said. Christian education has been the standard role for most women interested in religion. Ramga doesn't identify with the women's movement but. IRS QUESTION — I am trying to decide whether to itemize or use the standard deduction this year. How much is the standard deduction currently? ANSWER - The standard deduction allows you to reduce your adjusted gross income (AGI) when you do not itemize your deductions. If your adjusted gross income is $15.000 or more, the deduction is limited to 16 per cent of your AGI. However, the deduction may not exceed $2.300 for a Settle Bias Case for $1,000 DUBUQUE. Iowa (AP) The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay $1.000 to settle a discrimination complaint filed aga.inst a former county employe. Edith Alexander, a black woman, charged that she had been discriminated against by the then-director of the Dubuque County Nursing Home when she applied for a job as a nurses aid there early last year. The charge was investigated by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and the payment was made at the recommendation of the Dubuque County attorney. Lauds Program for Japanese DES MOINES. Iowa (API — The chairman of the Iowa Employment Security Commission says a program •to give Japanese youths on-the-farm and education training in t,he United States is creating "a lot of friends and understanding" for the nation. Chairman Abe dayman says the 10-year-old program "has brought-us a lot of good will and doesn't cost us a dollar." Some 1.500 Japanese youths have taken part in the self-supporting program;.he said. single person, $2.600 for married persons filing jointly, or for a surviving spouse, or $1.300 for a married person filing separate returns. If y.our AGI is less than $15,000, the 'Standard deduction is automatically included in the Tax Table you use to calculate your tax. QUESTION - In August, 1975.1 had to move to another city when I took a new job. I met all the requirements for deducting moving expenses except one: I will not have worked the required 39 weeks before my tax return is due. Can I still claim the moving expense deduction this year? ANSWER — The general requirement is that you must be employed for 39 weeks during the 12 months period immediately following your move. If you have not yet 8 she said, women aren't the only ones who need to be liberated. "Men are bound and they don't even know it," she said. R^a mga and Barron approach their roles with a great deal of enthusiasm and although they don't gee themselves as courageous revolutionists, they have found acceptance in a long male-dominated occupation: satisfied this test by the time your return is due, but expect to do so later in the year, you have a choice of how to claim the deduction. You may claim your moving expense on your 1975 return. If, later, you fail to meet the full-time work test, you must either report as income on your 1976 return the amount you claimed as a deduction in 1975 on file an amended return, Form 1040X, for 1975. Or you may file your 1975 return without claiming your moving expenses. If you later meet the requirements, you can file a Form 1040X S'POSE U)E SHOULD claiming the deduction. For more information, see IRS Publication 521, Tax Information on Moving Expenses, available at your nearest IRS offices. MAIN STREET FURNITURE Will Be Closed After 5 p.m., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 Until Further Notice WATCH FOR OUR GIGANTIC GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE COMING SOON! '" '":. " ' ' ' 1 •>:•• * i <~:--^ ' , -. . .: ! - . - : -,,,..'.... ; ' '• ' ".•'•"* " - '"•'.MAIN STREET FURNITURE Downtown Carroll 20.99 Boys' 3-pc. leisure suit single breasted, jacket, moderately flared pants and printed long sleeve shirts. Variety of colors. Sizes 8-18. Sale 2.23 yd. Reg. 2.79 yd. T-shirt knits of polyester/cotton for casual, easy-care fashions. Machine wash, dry. Sale 2.80 yd. Reg. 3.50 yd. Polyester knit solids for sew-easy coordinates. Dusty colors and bright pastels. Sale 1.83yd. Reg. 2.29 Yd. Gauze prints of polyester/ cotton. Choose stripes, patchworks, florals. Machine washable. 44/45" wide. Game lovers of America, we have a new one for you. Jarrow j Catalog Phone 792-3524 2.99 It's Jarrpw.-A fly and catch missile you can play solo or in groups, indoors or out. Shaft is 29" long, of high- impact white polystyrene with blue soft rubber nose cone. Fun to throw, fun to catch. Don't spend another weekend without one. "1976 JCPonney Co., Inc. Closed Easter Sunday! STORE HOURS: 9:00-5:00 Mon., Tue.., Wed., Thur, « SoT 9:00-9:00 Friday ' 1:00-5:00 Sunday OPEN FRIDAY NITES TILL 9-SUNDAYS 1 to 5

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