Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 14, 1976 · Page 9
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Nation's Librarians Are Fighting Illiteracy /ItYT/IAflJ-kjAWI. ••. •-•' ^ Timei Htrald, Carroll, la. r* Wedneiday, April 14, 1976 V Ex-Freedom Postal Service CHICAGO (AP) — Johnnie Valdez dropped out of high school when he was 16. Although he's employed as a maintenance worker, he has little chance for advancement, because Johnnie — at 33 — still can't read. Johnnie is one of about 21 million Americans — immigrants, school dropouts and people with learning disabilities — who are functionally illiterate. This means they cannot read or write well enough to function fully in society. Now, says Robert Wedgeworth, executive director of the American Library Association (ALA), the nation's librarians are going about the mammoth job of helping the one out of every five adult Americans who can't read. In California and Washington, where agriculture depends on migrant farm workers, librarians are-manning bookmobiles that travel to migrant worker camps. The librarians hold reading classes right in the workers' homes, and have already given hundreds of men and women new hope for better SAVE NOW ON TREES _ SHRUBS CARROLL DEMOLAY BOYS or* selling trees and shrubi in cooperation with the Carroll Nursery as a fund raising project. You Receive a savings from regular nur- * er y >»"«•• if Purehas from a DeMolay boy. Ph.: 792-4344 or 2621 after 5 and haw a DcMolay bey shew you the catalog and prices. Order mutt be turned in by a DeMelay bey to qualify for the 10% savings. jobs in the future. On the national level, the ALA is writing guidelines for librarians in developing literacy programs. Included will be recommended materials, so that grown men and women don't have to read "Dick meets Jane... see the dog run.""The modern American library is much more than a keeper-of-the-print," says Wedgeworth. "The library has become a community center and referral point and finds itself often in the center of poor urban areas where its users need help in simply coping with life. "When people come into the library to look at help-wanted ads in the paper and can barely understand what's written, then it's time for the librarian to step in where other American educational institutions have failed." The reading programs currently involving many functionally illiterate are designed to help people take driver's tests, read a lease and a contract, tell time and read information on packages they may buy in the supermarket. Librarians have found a need for programs at three levels: basic literacy skills, strengthening reading skills, and courses and preparation Hanging in the The European pare... Trim vested suite For the young man who wants style tempered with polish. Higher armholes, tapereB sleeves. ; . trim fit... Plus the sophisticated look of a matching vest. Everything he wants in styling in a luxurious 100%texturized polyester gabardine. Fits His Shape And His Budget It's a whole new battgame! The 1976 jeans Our jeans are patched, pocketed and pre- washed. Faded, shrunk arid soft... all ready to wear. But they don't look I ike they just came off the range! Why should they? They've shed their work image. They're ready for an easy going weekend, a swinging Saturday night, all the best times of your busy life. Here, in 100% cotton, the patch work jean, sizes 29-36, Just one from our new collection. Others From *1 5 OPEN Fri. Eve. Till 9 P.M. In Carroll Durhett* IHor iien atift iiuruq for high school equivalency examinations, which also involves some advanced reading assistance. Often the classes are conducted by teachers from the local school system. Basic literacy classes concentrate OH decoding words, which means breaking them up and simply counseling on how to read left to right. A host of libraries are tapping their communities for Volunteers to tutor nonreaders on a one-to-one basis. Hourly sessions are tailored to the student's needs and may Astrology Thursday April 15, 1976 Bernice Bede OSD ARIES (March 21-April 19) Neither you nor your mate should make any major expenditures today without talking it over first. Lack of accord could cause trouble. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Don't take an unyielding position on a minor issue, as it could be blown out of proportion. Keep things in perspective. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) If you're starting a new project at this time be sure it's one you're going to follow through on before laying out cash in advance. CANCER (June 21-JuIy 22) Try not to talk out of turn today to one friend about another you both know. What you say could later haunt you. include dictating a life experience to the tutor and reading it, filling out a jeb application, or reading want ads. Learning labs are centers within library walls specially equipped to help the new or nonreader. A staff coordinator is on hand for guidance, reading machines are available, and so are a variety of visual aids, games and puzzles. Adults, of course, are not the only problem, Wedgeworth points out. Scores of libraries have storytelling sessions where children are taught words and sounds with picture books, chalk talks, puppet shows and flannel board presentations. Parent workshops are also common and one library (Forsyth County Public in Winston-Salem. N.C.) has even produced a film, "Helping YourChild Read." It stresses reading as a family activity and suggests some innovative yet practical ways to improve a child's reading ability. Among the ideas: have children read maps when the family travels and have children read recipes when mom is cooking. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Be philosophical about today's happenings, or petty grievances will darken your outlook and spoil your entire day. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It wouldn't be too wise to offer advice to friends who haven't solicited it. Even if they do, be careful what you say. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) In your material dealings today don't go in with blinders on. You might be facing some sharp horse traders. Stay on your toes. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Decisions having a direct effect upon you should not be left exclusively in the hands of another today. Think for yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You could create a problem for yourself today if you let a friend talk you into assuming her responsibilities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your pals will feel as strongly about their views as you do about yours today. Skirt topics that could cause dissension. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Set definite goals for yourself today. If you don't specify your priorities, you're likely to drift far afield. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Don't let someone whose judgment cannot be relied upon advise you how to spend your money today. YOUR BIRTHDAY April 15,1976 Usually you like to do things on your own, but this year may find you involved in several joint ventures. They could be in areas you're not presently familiar with. Board of Trade CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures opened on a relatively weak tone on the Chicago Board of Trade today in an apparent selling move that carried over from the previous session, but new support quickly turned prices around. Carroll, la. Radiant Rd. TIDE LAUNDRY SOAP $ 3 99 CLOROX BLEACH 1 Gal. 79 SEE OUR NEW SPRING COLLECTION OF "KARMAN" WESTERN SHIRTS for Dad. Solids and Fancies. CHAIN DRIVE ROTARY TILLER • Chain drive oil bath transmission • 26" tilling width » 14" self-sharpening tines / • 3 h.p. engine Model M-263 3 h.p. M89 95 5-Pc. OPEN END WRENCH SET 5/16"-%' $ 2 99 14" PIPE WRENCH Heavy Duty With Added Biting Capacity 99 Check With Us For Your Field Sprayer Needs Carroll, la. Radiant Rd. Fighter Now a Delegate DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Only in America, says Jeno Berta, could a Hungarian freedom fighter become a delegate to the Democratic national convention. "Twenty years ago, I could never have even dreamed of anything like this — of having the privilege to help pick the Democratic candidate for the President of the United States," said the 38-year-old shipping clerk. Berta was one of 40 Iowa delegates elected Saturday for the Democratic national convention. He was a 17-year-old "freedom fighter" who fled his homeland in a blaze of gunfire when a 1956 uprising was crushed by a Soviet invasion'. "Nowhere else can this happen — only in America — that a man who grew up in a little country town in Europe, in a Communist country, today can to to a national convention." Berta arrived in Davenport in February, 1957 and spent the next few years learning the language and preparing to become a citizen — which he did in 1962. He said he is going to the convention firmlv Dropping Small Airlines Service DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service's plan to cancel mail-carrying contracts with small airlines will have no effect on delivery service in Iowa, says Des Moines Postmaster Francis Sarcone. Instead of hiring small planes to ferry the mail, Sarcone said the Postal Service will relay more heavily on highway transportation for short hauls and on large commercial airlines for longer hauls. He said the termination means a major reshuffling in the ways mail is moved by air in Iowa. Only two air routes will be contracted to the small carriers, he said, with all other mail moved by air going to the major airlines. uncommitted for at least two ballots. He is looking for a candidate who is committed to providing more jobs and bringing improvements to the nation's health care and education systems. "I think the biggest problem is in health and education and employment. If we have healthy, educated people, we will be more productive and crime will go down, and America will be a happier 'family' all the way around." Legal Notices COUNCIL MEETING MARCH 29, 1976 The Carroll City Council met In special session on this date, at 5:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, with all members present. Including Mayor Schechtman and City Attorney Tan Cretl. A petition for annexation of the New Hope Village property was accepted by the Council. It was moved b V Knauss and seconded by Wind- schitl that the following resolution be approved, annexing said property as petitioned, and to authorize Mayor Schechtman to execute the same. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. RESOLUTION* WHEREAS, the City Council has received an Application for Annexation in writing by all the owners of the following described real estate, to annex the following described real estate to the City o7 Carroll, the same being adjacent to the corporate limits of the City of Carroll, as shown by an Exhibit attached to said Application; and WHEREAS, it Is in the best Interest of the City of Carroll that the corporate limits of said municipal corporation be extended to include the following described real estate and that the City is capable of providing municipal services thereto. NOW, AND THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Carroll. Iowa, that the corporate limits of the City of Carroll are hereby extended to include the following described real estate and that hereinafter the following described real estate shall be within the corporate limits of the City of Carroll, Iowa, and that the official maps of (he City shall hereinafter Indicate the real estate's situation within said corporate limits: A tract of land situated in the South 9,W rler (s ' /il) of Section Eighteen (18), Township Eightyfour North 84N), Range Thlrtvfour West (34W) of the 5th P.M., Carroll County, Iowa, being described as: Lots B and C of the Irregular Survey of the South Quarter (S'/«) of Section Eighteen (1B), Township Eightyfour North (84N), Range Thirtyfour West (3<W) of the slh P.M., Carroll County, Iowa. PASSED AND APPROVED this 39th day of March. 1976 City Council of the City of Carroll, Iowa /s/Ronald H. Schechtman Mayor Attest: /s/Leon P. Oswald Leon Oswald, City Clerk ******* . Mel Leiting of Andrews Roofing reported to the Council of the condition of the roof on the old Library Building. It was moved by Knauss and seconded by Kraus to have a contract drawn up with Andrews Roofing, replacing the present roof with a new aspnalt roof and to replace the gutters and downspouts as proposed ty Mel Leiting. On roll • call all Council members voted ave. Motion carried. Gene Grethen, parks superinlen- dent, reported to the Council, on the problems he is having with the shelter houses, after they have been used by certain groups, and the expenses incurred from repair of the damages which takes place. He asked that the Council take some action to eliminate this problem. The Ordinance providing for the closing of the City Parks for certain time periods during the day was introduced by Galetich. It was moved by Schulz and seconded by Wind- schitl, that the law requiring Ordinances-be read at three separate meetings be suspended. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Schulz and seconded by Windschitl that the Ordinance be approved and that the Clerk have it published once in the Carroll Times Herald as required by law. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. A copy of said Ordinance known as Ordinance 7608, is on file in the office of the City Clerk. Mary Baumhover and Councilwoman Windschitl reported to the Council on the plans to date for the Bicentennial celebration. It was moved by Schulz and seconded by Bunger that the Council appropriate J500.00 from the General Fund to help defray expenses of planning for the Bicentennial celebration. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Galetich and seconded by Schulz to approve payment of $1,350.74 from Revenue Sharing Funds, to Foss, Engelstad, and Heil, this being the final payment for architect services on the Municipal Complex. On roll call all Council members voted aye Motion carried. It was moved by Bunger and seconded by Schulz to approve payment from the Recreation Center Construction Fund to Foss Engelslad and Hell for architectural services to date in the amount of $26,362.53. On roll call, all Council members voted aye. It was moved by Bunger and seconded by Schulz to approve change Order No. 3 on the Municipal Complex which will add $4,330.39 to the General Contract of Hlgley Construction Inc. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Schulz and seconded by Galetich to make a request for payment on Letter of Credit from our Community Development Funds in the amount of $19,675.98 to pay 60 per cent of pay Estimate No. 1 on the General and Mechanical Contract of our Recreation Center. The other 4(1 per cent is to be paid from the Recreation Center Construction Fund, In the amount of $13,117.32. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Knauss and seconded by Bunger to have the Council go Into executive session to discuss employment of a Club Manager for the Municipal Golf Course. On roll call all members voted aye. Motion carried. ******* The Council agreed that the lease agreement with Club Manager should so state that the club house will be closed each night by 11:30 p.m. except by approval of the City Manager for special events. It was moved by Bunger and seconded by Schulz to approve the appointment of Bill Baddlng as club manager at the Municipal Golf Course for 1976. On roll call, all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. The Council at this time agreed to adiourn until 5:00 p.m. on April 5, 1976. Ronald H. Schechtman, Mayor ATTEST: Leon P. Oswald, City Clerk April 14, 1976 COUNCIL MEETING APRILS, 1976 The Carroll City Council met In special session on this date in the Council Chambers of City Hall with all members present. Including Mayor Schechtman and City Attorney TanCreti. The engineering on the Outfall Sewer Extension to New Hope Village was discussed by the Council. It was moved by Kraus and seconded by Knauss that Leo Clark contact the Culver Engineering, Blgelow Engineering and Otto Engineering and have these three firms submit proposals for engineering on this project. On roll can all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. Councilman Knauss reported to the Council on his study of the bus and taxi service here in Carroll. He is to work with Jim Wilson on a planned public transportation survey to be taken at some time In the future. It was moved by Bunger and seconded by Galetich to approve payment of $8,950.00 to Marshall Stevens for their City Property Appraisals which they now have completed. On roll call, all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. Councilwoman Windschitl reported on some complaints she had received on the Back Room. Councilman Schulz agreed to meet with the K oprletors of the Back Room and e Main Tap and discuss some of the problems involving these establishments. It was moved by Bunger and seconded by Schulz to approve the City Attorney's statement for services for the months of January and February, On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Schechtman instructed the Citv Recreation Director to meet with him and Councilman Kraus for the purpose of drawing up some kind of Chain of Command, etc. for the new Recreation Center which is now under construction. It was moved by Galetich and seconded by Schulz that the City sell that portion of Seventh Street recently vacated by the Council ancTIo retain mat portion of vacated Quint Avenue. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Schulz and seconded by Bunger to have Leo Clark prepare the publication, asking for sealed bids on sale of vacated Seventh Street. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Knauss and seconded by Kraus to approve final payment of $2,845.55 to Hlgley Construction Co. for his contract on the Municipal Complex. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Ga'letich and seconded by Schulz to approve renewal of a Class "B" Beer Permit for Angeline Hermsen d/b/a Fritz's Place. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. It was moved by Kraus and seconded by Knauss to -approve an application for a six month seasonal Class "C" Beer Liquor Permit, In- eluding Sunday sales for William R. Badding d/b/a Municipal Golf Course. On roll call all members voted aye, except Windschitl who passed. Motion carried. It was moved by Bunger and seconded by Schulz that the Council approve the City of Carroll's Parks, Recreation and open space plan as drawn up by Stanley Consultants, Inc. and dated November, 1975. On roll call all Council members voted aye. Motion carried. There being no further business to transact at this time the Council agreed to adjourn until 5:00 o'clock P.M. on April 12,1976. Ronald H. Schechtman, Mayor ATTEST: Leon P. Oswald, City Clerk April (4 1976

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