Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 14, 1976 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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Iov\a a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 107-No. 74 Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday. April 14, 1976 — Twenty Pages Two Sections Delivered by Carrier Kach Kveiling fur 60c Per Week Single Copy -Staff Pholo New Chimes Gift St. Lawrence Church will celebrate Easter services with the bell sound of a new 21-note set of solid tube Mayland chimes installed this, week. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry B. Karhoff, pastor, looks on as Donald Neuman, co-owner of Neuman Organ Co. of Seward, Neb., works at the organ. The chimes installation was a gift from Mrs. Leo G. Brinkman as a memorial to her late husband. The new chimes are for use in the church sanctuary and are installed on the rear balcony wall. The keying section is installed in the pipe organ console and will be played by the church organists. They will be played first at the Easter Vigil Saturday night. Msgr. Karhoff stated he is "most grateful and delighted' 1 with the gift and feels that the St. Lawrence parishioners share those feelings. IPS Billing of Rural Patrons Draws Fire By Harrison Weber (Iowa Daily Press Association! DES MOINES — State Senator James Gallagher is upset because some utilities bill rural customers bimonthly instead of monthly. "Rural customers should not be expected to pay utility bills of huge amounts every two months, when their budgeting ability is based on the time honored monthly payment method," Gallagher stated in a letter to the Iowa commerce commission. Gallagher, D-Jesup, who is- chairman of the Senate energy committee, had questioned the billing procedure followed by Iowa Public Service Company headquartered in Sioux City. Jack Kinney, vice president and general counsel of Iowa Public Service, informed the commission_that when advised by a rural customer that the two month bill has an adverse economic impact on Inside More lowans turning to hypnotism—Page 6. Women's news—Page 4. Editorials—Page 3. Deaths, daily record, markets, late news—Page 2. Sports Knights place 2nd, Wall Lake cops crown; freshman sets CHS record, titles to Denison, Lake City, Tigers 5th—Pages 13,14 and 15. his or her budget, they recommend their "Total 12 Plan." Under this plan a customer agrees to pay an even monthly sum during each of the 12 calendar months. However, this plan doesn't satisfy Gallagher. "Correcting a problem with a plan that guarantees a uniform payment to the company 12monthsayeardoes little to alleviate a discriminatory practice — that of billing city customers each month and rural customers every other month," Gallagher stated in a letter to the commerce commission. ''If the commerce commission can do no better, than I shall take another approach," Gallagher stated in his letter. Iowa Public Service provides service to approximately 10,000 rural customers, most of whom are billed on a bimonthly basis. The company, through Kinney, has offered to prepare a bill stuffer which will inform these customers that the bill they receive reflects two months' consumption and that the meter, therefore, is read only six times per year to keep meter reading expenses at a minimum. The flyer would also inform each customer that if he or she so desired, the company would provide an estimated interim bill to use as the basis for monthly payment as an alternative to the company's Total 12 Plan. Questions Several Points inTotal Package Ray Not Sure Hell Sign tax Bill DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Robert Ray said Wednesday he has not yet decided whether to sign into law a property tax relief package approved late Tuesday by the House. "We're going to look at it carefully and see if it is the best they can come' up with," Ray said. He said the one thing the package does is "get money back to some people — but I don't know whether it is the right people." Ray said he had several questions about the total package. He objects to limits placed on a task force charged with finding the best way to fund Today is Deadline for Filing Th-e deadline for filing nomination papers for county offices is due to expire at 5 p.m. Wednesday. As of Wednesday, the only seat to be contested at the June 8 primary election was that of third district county supervisor where two Manning democrats, Glen W. Struve and Hilbert Eischeid, are seeking the post being vacated by Republican Leonard Rupiper. The remainder of Carroll County incumbents are seeking reelection. County Auditor William C. Arts Jr., a Democrat who was appointed by the Board of Supervisors in September, 1973. will be running for his first full four-year term. Seeking a fourth term will be Sheriff J'bhn ''G. Longnecker. a Democrat first elected in 1964. Clerk of District Court Alfred J. Klocke. a Democrat who has served since 1949, will be seeking an eighth term. Lewis Rich, Glidden, Democrat, is seeking a second term as District 1 supervisor. The district includes the northeast part of the county and Carroll's first ward. Walter Koster, Breda, Democrat, seeks the District 2 position he has held since being appointed in 1969. This district includes the four northwest townships and the southeast part of Carroll. Koster served on the Carroll County Board of Education for 15 years prior to becoming supervisor. The general election will be held Nov. 2. Fire Destroys 3 Iowa Falls Businesses IOWA FALLS, Iowa (AP) An early-morning fire demolished two businesses and heavily damaged another in the business district here, authorities said. Firemen were summoned to Jack's 77 Lounge about 4 a.m. after the owner, Dale Jackson, and his family smelled smoke. The lounge and The Office, a tavern next door, 'were destroyed, authorities said. There was no immediate Fire, See Page 2 local governments. The three-year program in the bill takes much of the versatility away from the task force, Ray said, since it sets up a different method of valuing farm land in the second and third years. It would be very hard to change that method if the task force recommended something else, Ray believes. The governor also said limitations on spending by local governments are not strict enough and can allow those governments to spend more than he envisioned. "We've got to evaluate whether this legislature can get together with a better tax program," Ray said. "I've had some tell me they cannot." The governor said there is a possibility he can use his item veto power to strike some provisions of the package because it includes an appropriation. "A possibility would be to go ahead and approve this year's portion of it." Ray said. The current year's portion of the package makes no changes in valuing land, but gives money back to taxpayers through state credits. The one problem with that approach would be that the legislature would have the same tax problem confronting it next year, Ray said. The bill passed the Iowa House 59-35 Tuesday nighl after a four-hour debate sparked by Republican charges of Democratic "gag rule." Gov. Ray indicated earlier that he would sign the bill because it is "better than nothing" although he said he isn't 100 per cent happy with it. But House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Lowell Norland. D-Kensett, said it is the best bill attainable in this session. The bill isn't really "property lax relief." Norland said, because property taxes in some parts of the state will go up despite the bill. He urged his fellow House members to regard il as a "property tax cushion" which will take care of most of the short-term problems created when Revenue Director Gerald Bair issued orders for sharp boosts in property valuations in most counties last fall. Numerous Republicans argued that the legislature can do better if it will spend more time on the issue. "We've spent five weeks on the proposed new criminal code, and two days on property taxes." said Rep. Laverne Schroeder R-MrClelland. "I think the people of Iowa are getting short-changed." Rep. Andrew Varley, R- Stuart, contended the bill Crash Injuries Fatal to Girl, 7 Problems — Gen. Jorge Rafael Vidella, Argentina's new president, pledges his regime's respect for human rights based on "our profound Christian convictions.of the pre-eminent dignity of man." He said the military junta that deposed PresidenUIsabella Peron has "no easy or miraculous solutions" to Argentina's grave economic and social problems. Area Forecast Partly cloudy and continued. warm through Thursday with a chance of thunderstorms. Low Wednesday night in the low 60s, high Thursday near 80. Rain chances are 20 per cent Wednesday night and 30 per cent Thursday. Lisa Schreck, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schreck of rural Dedham, was injured fatally late Tuesday afternoon when the pickup truck in which she was riding overturned in a ditch a mile northwest of Dedham. 'The child was taken to St. Anthony Regional hospital by a Carroll County ambulance and later transferred to Archbishop Bergan Hospital at Omaha. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Omaha hospital. Lisa was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Her brother, Timothy, 15, State Trooper Donald Dreessen of Carroll reported. The driver was taken by ambulance to the Carroll hospital where he was listed Wednesday morning as in satisfactory condition. The accident is the second fatality on county highways this year, Dreessen said. The trooper added that ' charges are pending. There will be a scriptural prayer service in memory of Lisa at 3 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church, Dedham, with the Rev. Henry Meyer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated by Fr. Meyer at 9 a.m. Monday, also at St. Joseph Church. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Voters Reject G-R School Bond Issue GLIDDEN — Voters in the Glidden-Ralston School District Tuesday decisively defeated a proposal to issue $150,000 in bonds to improve a site already owned by the district for athletic fields. The measure lost, 171 for and 325 against. The proposition needed 60 per cent approval to pass but received only 34 per cent. The total vote was 496, somewhat above County Election Commissioner William C. Arts Jr.'s forecast of about 450. Arts said the district has a total vote of about 770 Voting was held in the Glidden city hall. The Glidden-Ralston Board of Education had planned to move the football and baseball fields, install a new track around the new football field and put in new lights, fencing, bleachers, grading and drainage. If the bonds had been approved, they would have cost the district about $12,375 each year for 20 years, covering repayment of principal and interest figured at6'/2 percent. The district has nearly completed payment of a $130,000 bond issue for building renovation. Costing about $12,000 per year, this issue is due to be paid off in 1978. Superintendent Dale Johnson said Wednesday morning there are no plans at present to resubmit the issue to the voters. ; During Term as Liquor Control Chairman Adcock Indicted for Extortion, Tax Evasion DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A federal grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against Homer R. Adcock, charging him with extortion and income tax evasion during his term as chairman of the Iowa Liquor Control Commission. The charges were released Wednesday by U.S. District Atty. Allen L. Donielson. Adcock, 66, Des Mpines, is charged, with accepting $20,000 — in payments of $10,000 each — from a California wine distributor. The federal indictment charges that Adcock accepted the payments during 1971 from Mario Perelli-Minetti, general manager of California Wi,ne Association, Burlingame, Calif. Adcock served on the commission for 12 '/z years before leaving in December, 1971. At that time the three-menv ber commission was dissolved arid Rolland Gallagher became Iowa's director of the new Iowa Beer and Liquor Control Department. Adcock was also charged with income evasion and with filing a false return for 1970. "The probe is continuing and is not limited to any certain years," said Donielson. "It is very likely there will be more indictments." Adcock is free on $35,000 bond. He is to be arraigned in U.S. District Court here April 23 at 1:30 p.m. The indictment is the first of several expected in connection with the investigation which agents of the Internal Revenue Service began more than one year ago, said Donielson. The special grand jury was impaneled last Novenber to look into possible bribery, extortion, tax evasion and racketeering money influence in what liquor products are sold in state liquor stores. The jurors reportedly centered their investigation on the years 1965-1971. The three member liquor control commission was replaced in 1971 with a single administrator and the agency name changed to the Iowa Beer and Liquor Control Department. Rolland Gallagher, department director, has said executives of several distilleries have asked him about the investigation. Gallagher said one of the executives called it a "witchhunt." According to grand jury witness H.L. Imeson of Portland, Ore., the questions made it clear to him that the investigation involved only the old commission and not the reorganized agency. He represents several liquor distillers doing business in Iowa. Carroll after 2 p.m. Thursday. On Thursday there will be rosary recitations at 3 p.m., at 4 p.m. by the student body of the Dedham-Willey parochial school, at 7 p.m. by St. Joseph's 1 parishioners, and at 8:15 p.m. Schreck, See Page 2 Judgment for Speed is Upheld DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a $750,000 medical malpractice judgment against the state won by blinded former University of Iowa basketball player James Speed. Speed, now living in the Las Vegas, Nev., area, claimed that his blindness resulted from negligence on the part of several doctors at the university. Late in 1970. Speed, a standout junior college player from Shreveport, La., had two decayed teeth removed at the university's medical center. But the extraction didn't seem to help his condition and in spite of medical attention, he became permanently blind a few weeks later. Speed sued several physicians for $5 million, claiming that they negligently cared for him and that their negligence cost him his sight. He sued the state of Iowa for $3.5 million. Dr. James Beurle and team physician W.D. Paul were found in Johnson County District Court to have been negligent. Lawyers for the state appealed to the high court, claiming there wasn't enough evidence to show that the physicians were negligent. But the court, in a opinion written by Justice Harvey Uh- To File for Natural Gas Rate Boost OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—The Northern Natural Gas Co., a major wholesale natural gas supplier in the upper Midwest, announced Wednesday that it plans to file for another rate increase. Company officials said the application will be filed with the Federal Power Commission (FPCl later this month, and that it will ask for a 15 per cent general rate increase. The increase, which would go into effect Oct. 27. would generate an additional $71 million in annual revenue for the company. Gordon Severa, president of the wholesale natural gas division of the Omaha-based company, said the proposed increase stems primarily from the higher costs of obtaining new gas supplies and a growing need for additional storage capacity to meet high-priority winter peak demands. Another major reason is the necessity for Northern to seek reserves in the offshore fields. Severa said Northern has also experienced increases in capital and operations outlays. According to Severa, Northern plans to invest about $200 million in wholesale natural gas operations this year, compared with $124 million last year. Northern supplies natural gas to 74 utilities serving 1.004 communities in Illinois. Iowa. Kansas. Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska. South Dakota and Wisconsin. lenhopp, said evidence presented in Johnson County supported the claim and that Speed should be awarded the money. Speed, 26. was a 6-foot-7 forward recruited by former Iowa Coach Dick Shultz, but never played for the Hawkeyes. would encourage local officials to raise their budgets more than necessary' because it would provide "the most property tax relief to those who spend the most." But Majority Floor Leader Jerome Fitzgerald, D-Fort Dodge, said it would return $21 million more than Gov. Ray's plan to the taxpayers hardest hit by the equalization orders — farmers and homeowners. Norland estimated the plan would cost the state $54.8 million in its first year, $66 million in the second year and $72 million the third year. Here are its major provisions for the 1976-77 Nostalgia is in, Says Hamilton By Jewel Tooley "Nostalgia is in," Iowa author Carl Hamilton wrote recently in a letter to a former Carroll resident, Marvin J. Barloon of Cleveland, Ohio. Barloon's sister, Mrs. Louis Timmerman of Auburn, had sent a copy of Hamilton's book, "In No Time at All" to him, which prompted correspondence between Barloon and Hamilton, a former Carroll County resident. Hamilton, whose book concerns farm life in Carroll County in earlier days, will be guest speaker at a dinner sponsored by Friends of the Carroll Public Library at the Elks' Club here April 26. He is vice president for information and development at Iowa State University. Ames. Barloon, a nephew of Mrs. M. L. Collison of Carroll, is Carlton professor of economics emeritus at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Following are excerpts of Barloon's letter: "Our family lived in Carroll where my father, William J. Barloon, had a small business, and Mother's relatives, all Irish Catholics. lived on farms, mostly in the vicinity of Maple River. You might possibly remember Mother's brother. Timothy J; Ryan, who was county treasurer for many years. I was a newsboy on the streets of Carroll during the First World War and graduated from Carroll High School in 1924. so I remember the area well. . . "Thank you for a warm and authentic work. I note that it has already gone through eight printings, and I am sure it will have many more." Hamilton's reply stated, in part: "I have received a good many letters as a result of my little effort at authorship but Hamilton, See Page 2 Poppy Poster Winners — -Slaff Photo Winners of the American Legion Auxiliary poppy poster contest are. from left: Darla Deen. Jeff Helmkarnp and Christy Griffith. They received checks from Mrs. Charles Harms, left, auxiliary president. and Mrs. Loretta Kuebler. poppy chairman. Posters made by the Fairview school fourth graders will be entered in the district competition.

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