Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 26, 1976 · Page 9
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 9

Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, April 26, 1976
Page 9
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Thai Peasants Vote No to Leftists; Democracy Maintains Toehold BANGKOK — (LENS) Thailand's second general election in 14 months has laid to rest one particular political myth. The strong swing to the right, in the countryside as Van Wert Family Visits^ Wall Lake Tlmci Hcnld Newi Service WALL LAKE - Saturday overnight guests in the home of Mrs. Helen Brockman were Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Boeckman and family of Van Wert. Among additional Sunday evening and Easter Sunday dinner guests.were Mr. and Mrs. James Schreck and family of Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hannash and family of Lincoln, Neb., were weekend guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Greve. Friday Night Pinochle Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rohde. Winners were: Mr. Rohde and Mrs. Robert Bartlett, Mrs. Rohde and Mrs. Margaret Reiter. Mrs. Bartlett held the last aces. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dreessen, Michelle and well as the cities, showed that rural poverty in Asia does not have to be synonymous with socialism or communism. Thailand's left-wing parties won only a handful of seats in David, Sioux City, were weekend guests in the home of Mrs. Alfred Dreessen. Family Visits Brothertons In Wall Lake WALL LAKE - Among Easter Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brotherton were Amy brotherton of Vermillion, S.D., Roland Brotherton, Brian, Todd and Lori of Leder, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brotherton, Bill, Beth and Chris. Thursday guests in the Ed Albrecht home were G. Wilson and Mrs. Alice Bradney of San Bernadino, Calif. Mr. Wilson, a long time employe of the JCPenney Co. was personally acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Penney. Among Easter dinner guests in the Lee Willhoite home were Mr. and Mrs. Garold Galvin and family of Alta. the 279-seat parliament and their defeat was particularly marked in the underprivileged northeast of the country, a traditional leftist stronghold. This suggests that the swing was a gut reaction to the Communist takeover of Indochina and to the abolition of the monarchy in neighboring Laos, which shocked many of Thailand's monarchy-loving peasants. The election brought an early, perhaps permanent, end to the political career of the outgoing prime minister, Kukrit Pramoj. Although his Social Action party did well, nearly tripling its number of seats, Kukrit lost his own seat in a conservative Bangkok district and is thus disqualified from continuing as prime minister. A masterful political tactician, Oxford-educated and perhaps Thailand's only modern politician, Kukrit had managed to keep his coalition of 16 parties together through the worst shocks of 1975 — Indochina's collapse and rising domestic violence and unrest. This was no mean feat. But his coalition began to break apart early this year, prompting him to call an election in the mistaken belief that in spite of the profusion of political parties — 39 competed in the election — he would be returned to office at the head of a much stronger coalition. The chief beneficiary of the swing to the right was the Democratic party led by Kukrit's elder brother and political rival, Sent Pramoj. The Democratic party, which was also the largest in the last election with 72 seats, won 114 seats this time, including all 28 in Bangkok. There is no easy explanation for its popularity. It could lie in the fact that as Thailand's oldest political party — it was formed nearly 30 years ago — it represents dependability at a time of uncertainty and confusion. Mr. Sen! will now try to form the next coalition government, with the Democrats as its core. His first choice as partner appears to be the Social Justice party, which collected 28 seats and which has strong ties with the army. The pair of them could form a moderate, right-of-center government with a reasonable working majority but for political reasons Seni is likely to invite at least one more of the conservative parties to join them. Timei Harold, Carroll, la. Monday, April 26, 1976 Thailand has shown, through its election, that it is almost the only democracy left on the Asian mainland. That is one up for it. But, naturally, it still has problems. An obvious one is Seni'sage (he is in his 70s) and Busy Thimbles Sew Quilts In Manning Times Herald News Service MANNING — Busy Thimbles met at the Presbyterian Church on Thursday. Two quilts were worked on and some members brought their own hand work to do. Devotions were given by Leona Schroeder. Lunch was served by Mildred Lyden. Pleasant Hour met on Wednesday with Ella Puck. In cards Minnie Claussen was first, Nettie Osher was second, Alta Ahlers was third and Minnie Claussen was a guest. Mr. and Mrs. Herb Rowedder spent the weekend in Sioux City with Mr. and Mrs. Don Vaudt and family. CRITCHETT'S PIANOS AND ORGANS SINCE 1922 WAREHOUSE SALE OF NEW AND USED PIANOS AND ORGANS In the Big Reef Caboose and Wesfgafe Mall 3 Days Only—Wednesday, Thursday, Friday—April 28, 29, 30 Here Now . . . Right Here in Carroll Westgate Mall Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. , f ;r; .Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. BALDWIN PIANOS AND ORGANS Demonstrators . . . Rental Returns . . . Trade-ins Save Up to 30% on Some Models Critchett's have collected new and used pianos and organs from all over the state. This is truly our largest inventory ever. Come in and see our caboose and warehouse truck full of bargains at low direct prices. We are featuring school rental returned pianos. These pianos were slightly used during State piano contest. Remember these units may be purchased at a very substantial savings. See you at the Mall! ....... A FEW EXAMPLES USED PIANOS Wurlitzer Spinet $395 Stark Spinet *795 Hallet & Davis 40" Console Special Price Save *300 Baldwin School Rental Pianos Nice walnut finish .Save $400 Free Delivery USED ORGANS Hammond Extra Voice *295 Estey Organ $395 Used Baldwin w/ Wonder chord $ave Repossessed Fun Machine $ave Easy Terms Critchett Piano & Organ Co. pledges was to reduce government spending. Another was to cancel the free bus rides that the Kukrit government granted to low-paid workers. He has also said he will reconsider Kukrit's development scheme under which millions of pounds were poured into rural councils in what turned health. He claims to be in good physical shape but he is known to be tired and may not be able to continue long as prime minister. Thailand has never been an easy country to govern at the best of times; governing it now presents a mighty challenge. One of Seni's election Career Education Plan Nearly Done out to be an inefficient, attempt to redistribute wealth in favor of the countryside. But on one key point the brothers seem to agree: Scni has said there will be no resumption of negotiations on the stationing of American troops on Thai soil, although he has left the way open for a return of the 4.000 military technicians who ran America's listening posts ' n Thailand until they were given notice by Kukrit three weeks ago. By Paul Hollcy Iowa Dally Press Ass'n. DES MOINES - The State Department of Public Instruction is finishing work on its 1977 state plan for the administration of career education. "The state plan is a contract between the federal government and the state that shows what the state plans to do with its share of federal money in regard to career education," explained William Q. Schuermann, career education division director. Schuermann said the plan is an annual update made to comply with federal laws dealing with state educational funding. The plan must follow federal guidelines. A public hearing on the 1977 state plan is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday April 28, at the Grimes State Office Building in Des Moines. The purpose of the hearing, required by federal law, is to solicit public input to the plan. Following the hearing, the plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare for approval. The plan is divided into two parts, said Schuermann. The first part deals with administrative structure for career education in local schools; the second part uses statewide population and employment data to set up five-year career education plans in local school districts. The administrative portion of the plan details standards for state and local career education programs and personnel. The five-year projections are aimed at local school districts' career education needs. The projections follow enrollment data from local school districts, employment figures from the state employmetn security commission and economic information from the U.S. department of commerce. Schuermann said the five-year projections are updated along with the rest of the stale plan each year. The department of public instruction's big emphasis on career education stems from state law. "Iowa law mandates that every school district shall incorporate occupational education," said James D. Athen, career education division assistant director. ''We have to make a commitment to the local school districts in the state so they can comply with the law." Schuermann described the career education programs across the state as "spotty." "We want to broaden the occupational choices for both adults and secondary school students," he said. "There is a student need for career education." The department of public instruction maintains several career education programs for adults and secondary school students. The adult programs include the training of teachers for career education courses, supplementary education and vocational-technical training. Secondary school programs include occupational training, career exploration and awareness courses, and student research. NO BABIES OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Bicycle Manufacturers Association says bikes should not be used to carry babies. Some dealers are refusing to sell baby carriers and many of them advise against using them. By Jerry Schroeder Did the Indians hare horses before Europeans came? The American Indians did not have horses before the arrival of Europeans upon this continent. Dogs were the only animals which the natives of North America had subdued to any considerable degree of tractability and domestication. Although fossil remains of a prehistoric horse-like animal have been found in America, these animals had become extinct thousands of years before Columbus ventured upon his first voyage across the Atlantic. The first horses seen hy Indians were those brought over by 1 the Spanish invaders of Mexico. A few years later De Soto brought horses to Florida and it is supposed that he abandoned a number of them near what is the eastern boundary of Texas. Coronado. on his march to Quivira in 1541. introduced the horse to the Indians of the Great Plains. Some authorities believe that all the wild and Indian horses of the West sprang from a nucleus formed by a few animals which escaped from the troops of Coronado. The southern plains proved very favorable to range horses and they multiplied rapidly. SCHROEDER'S Carpet & Decorating Across the Street from Safeway Parking Lot Downtown Carroll Country Manor Sales Denison, Iowa NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS! IN OUR NEW BUILDING ON THE FRONTAGE ROAD. WEST OF THE RED LANTERN Coachmen RECREATIONAL VEHICLES • MOTOR HOME • MINI MOTOR HOME • TRUCK CAMPER • FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER • TRAVEL TRAILER FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER MINI MOTOR HOME STOP IN AND SEE OUR NEW OFFICE WEST OF DENISON TRUCK CAMPER TRAVELTRAILER FINANCING AVAILABLE Livin's Easier In A Mobile Home See Us Before You Buy! We Need Trade-Ins. Stop in and pick out your new or used travel trailer or mobile home at... Country Manor Sales WEST OF THE RED LANTERN STEAK HOUSE DENISON, IOWA Phone 263-5981 or 263-2753 (Eve.)

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