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4M THE DES MOINES REGISTER B Tues., August 19, 1986 State's next librarian probably to get more pay By PAULA YOST Rttfittr SlaH Writtr Three candidates vying for the Iowa state librarian post vacated last spring under allegations that the $32,000-a-year job did not pay enough will be interviewed this week, an official said. Claudya Muller, 39, resigned in February to accept a New York library post that paid nearly twice as much money and provided her an expense account and a car. Muller said she resigned because her salary had been frozen for two years by the Iowa Legislature. But Iowa's new state librarian probably will earn more than $32,000 a year, said search committee member Fred Chenery. However, the pay increase, mandated during this year's legislative session, has not been set, he said. Candidates are: John Campbell, who works at Pathfinder Regional Library in Montrose, Colo.; acting state librarian John Montag; and Larry Nix, bureau chief of library development for the State Library of Wisconsin in Madison. Chenery said the search committee should make a selection by early next week. Library officials started their search in early spring and the three finalists to be interviewed this week were selected from more than 100 applicants, he said. "The state librarian would be responsible for the leadership in library affairs throughout the state," said Chenery. ADVERTISEMENT Iowans find H & R Block tax course pays off Thousands of people are learning the skill of income tax preparation from H&R Block and are earning money as income tax preparers. H&R Block, the world's largest tax preparation service, is offering a basic income tax course starting September 11 and 12 with morning and evening classes available. Classes will be offered at three Des Moines area locations. 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In "40-Hour Week" and other songs, the singers substituted Des Branstad says State Fair needs more independence Bv Th AtMciattd Prtst Gov. Terry Branstad Monday waded into the dispute over who runs the Iowa State Fair, saying lawmakers made a mistake giving the secretary of agriculture control over the head of the annual celebration. Branstad said efforts would continue to give the fair greater independence. When it approved a massive bill restructuring state government this year, the Legislature included a section giving the secretary of agriculture authority to appoint the secretary who runs the fair. The fair secretary, however, continues to report to the fair board on day-to-day operations. Fair secretary Marion Lucas acknowledged last week that the lines of authority under the new law were unclear. Branstad signed the measure into law but has complained about several sections and has said he had no choice but to approve the measure intact or reject it entirely. 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"If You're Gonna Play in Texas" was a treat for true-blue Alabama fans, because the line naming Texas was changed to "We were down in Iowa, putting on a showwhen a cowboy in the back got up and yelled ..." and then the stands resonated with a loud and perfectly timed "Cotton-eyed Joe!" Last year's Alabama Sunday night performance brought in 13,000 fans; Monday's crowd was 10,884. To give an indication of Alabama's popularity, of the eight albums they've released since 1980, two were certified platinum sales of a million or more copies two are certified double platinum and two are quadruple platinum. ment" under his proposal, the governor said. The governor said staffers are continuing to develop plans to move in that direction, as is the fair's board. Control of the fair has become an issue in the race for secretary of agriculture. Republican Thatcher Johnson has called for the fair secretary to be controlled by the fair's board, while Democrat Dale Cochran has said it's only logical for the agriculture secretary to have control if he is given the responsibility for operations. Wartburg College offers counseling Tha RwiiMr'l lew Ntwt Strvk WAVERLY, IA. - To assist adults who may be contemplating a career change or thinking about retraining and concerned about how to proceed, Wartburg College offers a complete package of career counseling services. The services, offered through the college's Career Development Center, are available to both degree and non-degree students. estimates on all bodywork. Mon. thru Frl, Saram, Sal 9am-lpcn $gg95 $140,95 25995 39995 223-6037 284-5293 . State. .Zip. - t YB J J'iil!i.iTa"w' 1 ft Ain ti ih.M 3 Days Only - Thurs., Aug. 21 Safe, Aug. 23 10 SPEED BIKES from $13995 Water Bottle and Cage with Bicycle Purchase reception With that kind of popularity, it s hard to go wrong. Virtually every single was a hit when released. Their string of 17 consecutive No. 1 singles - topped by "40-Hour Week" -i broke a music industry record held by Sonny James. The group - Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon - has won the Country Music Associ? ation's "Entertainer of the Year'? award three times. It also has won two Grammy awards for "Mountain; Music" and "The Closer You Get." The American Country Music Asm ciation named Alabama "Country Group of the Year" in 1984 and 1985 and "Favorite Country Group" in 1983. The Bellamy Brothers - Howard and David opened the show with a 30-minute set highlighted by just a few of their hits, such as "Let Your Love Flow" and "Old Hippie." The crowd's favorite was "Redneck Girl.'.' Accused man read in library about Gosches By FRANK SANTIAGO , Rtgisttr StaM Wrlttr A Syracuse, N.Y., man charged with attempting to defraud the par-, Ti ents of missing West Des Moines,,..!, newspaper carrier , Johnny Gosch , learned about the ' Gosches after read- H ing an article about them at a library,', an official said Monday. Assistant U.S. At- T torney Keith Ward' of Tuisa, Okla., said K'f) there was no reason to believe that the JOHNNY COSCH New York man, David James Schultz, '. V. 36, knows anything about the newspa- r. per carrier, who disappeared Sept. 5, 1982, while delivering the Des Moines Sunday Register near his home. Schultz was arrested Saturday and accused of attempting to defraud v Noreen and John Gosch in a scheme .( ' that was similar to one last year that ; landed another man in prison. Schultz was being held without ,. . bond Monday in a Tulsa jail. He is to 1 " appear Thursday before a federal magistrate at a bond hearing. The fraud and extortion charges , against Schultz carry a combined 25- "f year prison term and fines totaling ?Z 1500,000. Noreen Gosch said an anonymous telephone call she received Friday from a man sounded "somewhat sim-ilar" in its details to a scheme by '. Robert H. Meier of Saginaw, Mich., who is serving time for swindling the " couple last year out of $11,000. Friday's caller told Gosch he could 2 locate her son in exchange for $2,500."t A meeting was arranged, the FBI wa&' ' s alerted, and Schultz was arrested hrv.' Tulsa. He was taken into custody in a'") Tulsa cafeteria by FBI agent John ' Harrington and Tulsa police officer Pauline Kracht, who were posing as the Gosches. - ' r Ward, the federal prosecutor in Tulsa, said he did not know if Schultz 'h ; had read about Meier bilking the 't: Gosches. But the incident had been ' ' widely publicized. Noreen Gosch said of the person t who called Friday: "He said he was af ' ' cocaine dealer and a pilot and had seen Johnny in Mexico and could take h ' us to him." . Meier, who met with the Gosches at . the Kansas City airport after teler .ini'-phoning them, told the couple he had h'M 1 seen their son in Mexico. Meier said , he had been dealing in drugs, and the , boy was being held "like a pet" near Mexico City. He told the Gosches he could take them to him. . " , ' According Ward, Schultz had been". , ' in Tulsa about two weeks and was un-' employed and living at a rescue mis- '. sion there. He had drawn a map that , .' he said would lead the Gosches to their son, Ward said. Schultz also is being held for violating a New York parole stemming from a theft conviction, Ward said. D.M. schools offer information fair Six Des Moines-area schools plan a "Back to School Cnnti tion Fair for Adult Students" Aug. 27 at Nollen Plaza in downtown Des Moines. Si Information ahnnt nero .aw HlglS from Drake University Kimnann pm j ui.npjuu VV1- lege, American Institute of Business, Grand View Cnllp D- v.u iuuiuca Area Community College and Iowa State University will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. . IT -f 1 ft. 7U , 1 V.; 0 o K A Hp - ' J rv, : rV i- ')' t '..) . 5 I ?: , II

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