Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 28, 1970 · Page 14
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 14

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 28, 1970
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Okra At Half Price-Pit Take 500 Pounds, Thank You FUNNY lUJINIM •y IOLLIN NEW YORK (AP) - "If you're looking to save on your vegetable outlays," the food salesman told James Joseph O'Connell, "buy some okra—I can give it to you half price." James Joseph mulled over the offer. He had just been appointed financial secretary of his fraternity and had promised to tighten the budget. "I'll take 500 pounds." he told the man. The man took out a small yellow pad, moistened a stubby lead pencil and wrote down the order, smiling vaguely. "You'll get the delivery tomorrow," he said handing O'connell a recipt. O'Connell was relaxing the 14 Time* Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1970 next day in the livingroom when; a friend named Harry burst ex-! citedly into the room and shout- j ed: "Somebody just dumped \ two tons of a strange-looking, plant growth near the kitchen j door and how he wants seventy- five bucks from us—I suspect you. O'Connell." James Joseph sighed unconcernedly. "Oh." he said offhandedly, "that, must be our okra." " O'Connell walked casually out j of the livingroom, then ran' through the kitchen and looked Out the back window. On the ground were maybe 50 big plas- tic bags, filled with little, oblong green things. O'Connell paid the man and began loading the okra into the kitchen vegetable bins. He got about half the load in before the bins were overflowing. He put the rest behind the bar in the cellar and raced to find the kitchen cookbook. The book told him that okra was cultivated widely throughout the world. Its pods were the only edible part and were used for such things as stews, soups and something called gumbo. The book said that ocasionally, and only occasionally, okra was served as a side dish. "Hey, O'Connell. what's all that green stuff in the vegetable ... OH, AMD THANKS ] roe Trie MOuTMtoAsMj bins?" asked the cook entering the kitchen. "Okra," O'Connell replied. "But what are we going to do with ...?" "Don't ask," O'Connell said, cutting off the cook and pointing to the spot he was reading in the cookbook. The house sat down for dinner that night to spaghetti, meatballs and a side order of okra. For breakfast the next morning, the house had bacon, eggs SALE NEW STORE HOURS 8:00 to 5:00 Mon., Tues.,Thurs. & Sat.-8:00 to 9:00 Wed. & Fri, OPEN SUNDAY 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. MEN'S INSULATED VESTS 100% Nylon Quilted Zipper Front Reg. $6.29 Automatic Electric Blanket Double Bed Dual Control Reg. $16.95 $1^88 MISSES WET LOOK MINI COAT White, Red or Black Rain Casual LADIES Stretch Seamless PANTY HOSE pair 99 c Men's GREY T-SHIRTS S-M-L CHOCOLATE CANDY Clusters, Start, Bridge Mix 57 Aluminum GRAIN SCOOPS Ib CO-RAL CATTLE INSECTICIDE Gallon 1195 STORES Carroll, Iowa Located in the Industrial Park Arta Hwy. 30 West Prices Effective thru November 3, 1970 and okra. For lunch, chicken gumbo soup, hot dogs and okra. That night the cook came up with something call okra a la i king. Meals that followed included chop suey okra, steak with okra sauce, noodles okra, welsh okra, chipped okra on toast and pizza with mushrooms, peperonl and okra. But the cook's offerings of cherries okra and okra a la mode were not well received, and O'Connell's purchasing decision eventually became the ! subject of much criticism among the house members, who nicknamed him "Okronnell." So James Joseph came up with an idea for getting rid of the by now detested vegetable. "Let's have an okra party,' he suggested enthusiastically to the membership. The party was scheduled for the following Saturday and the whole campus was invited. Guests were given okra as party favors at the door. Okra hung from the ceiling as decorations. To eat there were okra dips and I okra petit fours. To drink there was a concoction called hot but; tered okra. The fraternity even ! staged a playette called "The i Night of the Okra." j By the end of the night, the okra was gone. | About a week later, that food I salesman stopped by the house. "What do you need?" he asked James Joseph. "I can tell you what I don't j need," said James Joseph bit- iterly, "okra." I "Couldn't get it if you wanted | it," said the man, "There's been j a big run on the stuff. Seems ! some house threw a party with the stuff a while back and it was such a success that every fraternity on campus wants okra-. "Can't keep up with the orders." Nixon Letter to Scherle Lauds Work By William J. Sch«rl« (7th Dittrict Con§r*«*man) The following note from President Nixon was recently received by me: THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON October 14,1970 Dear Bill: In recent weeks, I have noted your vigorous pursuit of those in government who use their positions unethically to obstruct smd, in some cases, sabotage ederal programs and policies. Your work has been a valuable aid toward preserving the concept of a nonpartisan <civil service dedicated not to political ideologies, but to efficient and honest administration. As you continue your efforts in this area, you can be assured of my continued support and appreciation. With warm regards. Sincerely, R. N. Th* House Committee on Internal Security, of which I am a member, has been holding hearings on the activities of the Black Panther Party. The purpose of the hearings was to explore the organizational links among different chapters of the party and the connection between the party and the community. These investigations revealed a consistent pattern of involvement between ithe Panthers The mail must go through and "Brindle" considers it his civic responsibility to escort postman Ed Born on his rounds at St. Petersburg, Fla. The public- spirited animal meets the mailman every day and stays with him to the end of. his route. Postal Escort fied consultant for consumer education programs in Iowa! Smith also. testified that the State Director has taken 21 trips out of Iowa in the past ten months at public expense. In addition, a woman currently employed as a technical assistant to O.E.O. had installed a C.A.P. agency in 'her own motel under the previous administration. The motel is located in a town of 640 people fifty miles (and other revolutionists) and fr ° m «» «««** ma J° r met ™: pohtan area. When she visited the agency in her official capacity, she billed O.E.O. for her lodging in her motel! This practice 'has been discontinued, but she is still employed by O.E.O. 4-H Clubs Elect County Officers The election of county officers | and announcement of the win| ners in the Better Grooming j contest were the highlights of i the first combined boys and j girls 4-H Rally Day held Tues- d a y evening at Holy Spirit School auditorium. 1 From a field of 16 candidates, i Sherry Hacker of the H a 1 b u r j Happy Lassies, and Myron Heithoff of the Willey Rockets, were elected presidents of the girls and boyis county 4-H. Others elected are Sharon Onken of the Grant-Sheridan Jolly Janes, and Jim Venner Stars, vice of the Breda All presidents; Janet Starman of the Dedham Go-Getters, and Craig Schrad of Arcadia Energetic, secretary-treasurers; and Donna Venner of Maple River Top Notchers, and Art Behrens of Roselle Rusi tiers, historians. They will serve one-year terms following their installation Nov. 25. Winners in the Better Groom| ing Contest were Sharon Onken, ! Senior Division; Laura Sibenal- i ler of Rose Valley Ramblers, Intermediate Division; and Geri ! Lin Tigges of Maple River Top Notchers, Junior Division, J u d g e s for the contest, Mrs. Robert Holz of Rippey and Mrs. Wayne Allender of Bagley, and Mrs. Darrell Nielsen of Glidden presented the grooming review, and announced the winners during the program. The 13 girls clubs had entered candidates in j each of the three categories. I Following speeches by all the 1 candidates, the clubs met in I caucus to cast their ballot for county officers. Candidates included Mary Jo W i 11 r y, Ann Felker, Starre Christensen, i Sharon Davis, Cynthia Myers, I Linda Rohe, Vickie Schuler and | Scott Renze. | Entertainment was provided : following the business meeting I by Jim and Marge Stangl with I a woodwind duet. Mrs. Paul Venner of Breda was general chairman for tine Rally Day program. ISU ENROLLMENT Carroll County has 187 stu- | dents among the record 19,620 ; enrolled at Iowa State Univer- | sity this fall. The enrollment surpasses the previous high of ! 19,172 set in the fall of 1969. This is the tenth consecutive year in which an enrollment record has been set. Of the 4,902 new |; undergraduate students, 85 per cent are from Iowa. All 99 Iowa |' counties, the 50 states and 80 foreign countries are represented in the dent body. Iowa State stu- federally funded anti-poverty programs throughout the country. Of greatest interest to the people of Iowa, however, was the revelation that many of our own area anti-poverty agencies operating on federal money are riddled witih militants, due to the extremely lenient personnel policy followed by their administrators. Testimony by the Omaha police, for example, disclosed that the man under indictment for the bombing murder of a member of the Omaha force had been an employee of the Greater Omaha Community Action Program, whicih is run by the Office of Economic Opportunity, for over a year. O.E.O. officials had been repeatedly warned by me about their employees, but they refused to do anything about it. Des Moines police officials also testified that anti-poverty programs employed other unsavory characters as well, including a former m e m b e r of the Des Moines force, who resigned "under a cloud". Another, Clive de Patten, was reported to have been an O.E.O. employee at Sloul Village, but the State O.E.O. Director denied this. The truth of the matter is that de Patten works for the Con- oarttrialted Employment Program (C.E.P.), which is funded by the Department of Labor, but is a spin-off of O.E.O. under the Economic Opportunity Act, Title I, Section B. The confusion among many arose from the fact that most of these agencies work hand-in-glove with each other, and tot itheir responsibilities and jurisdictions for local anti-poverty projects frequently overlap. De Patten was recently charged with contempt of court and Uhe bond was paid by Charles Knox, an avowed Communist and former Panther. Knox was being paid with Model Cities funds to act as a youth counselor until H.E.W. froze 'the project funds at my direction. A elMr picture •mtrgtd from these hearings of the permissive personnel practices of those charged with overseeing the expenditure of federal anti-poverty funds. It did not seem to me that the people of Iowa would want such a state of affairs to continue if they knew where tht responsibility lay. Accordingly, I issued a statement saying that if the Governor knew of these abuses and did nothing about them, he was derelict in his duties. The following week, Iowa State Auditor Lloyd Smith and (his chief aide, Richard Sydnes, testified before the Internal Security Committee. Their testimony only corroborated the view of Iowa's anti-poverty programs which had emerged from the previous hearings. The two men detailed the criminal records of three more employees of these programs and sketched the background of a former Communist from Philadelphia who was convicted of, among other things, election fraud. In addition, foe went bankrupt in 1965. Yet, this man was recommended by the Washington of- fict of O.E.O. u» <ttw best quail* hurt. I am not a parttime rep resentative of the people ol Iowa — I will not d e c 1 a r e a moratorium on my responsibilities. It was my conviction that the cozy relationship of these militants to federally funded poverty programs should immediately be brought to public attention. I did not intend to wait until a tragedy occurred in Des Moines like the one in Omaha. Regardless of who has been responsible for these activities in the past, the main conclusion to be drawn from the hearings is that there are many militants presently involved in the poverty programs. The warning unit shows, said Smith, that "some of these people really know how to operate". Smith also reported that he 'had been unable to obtain personnel records from the eighteen C.A.P. (Community Action Program) agencies operating in Iowa because they maintained that the State Auditor had no jurisdiction over federally funded anti-poverty agencies. One agency responded to the request by saying that the State O.E.O. office had instructed them that they had no obligation to comply. Such refusals violate 'the spirit, if not the letter, of the freedom-of-information law, which applies to all federal programs. It is clear from this testimony that if there is no supervision at the state level, there will be no effective supervision at all. Donald Rumsfeld, national director of O.E.O., told me that his duties were too broad to allow him to oversee properly all the programs under his direction. Obviously, the answer must lie in tighter control by elected officials at the state and local level. The Governor issued a denial of any knowledge of or involvement in the scandals which our hearings had uncovered. He claimed that the Governor's office had no control whatever over many of these anti-poverty programs, so (Jhat even if he had known about them, he could Wave done nothing. The Governor was wrong on both counts. The State Auditor maintained that he had brought at least some of these abuses to the attention of the Governor's office via Tyson, the Governor's close friend and appointee. And I know that the Governor's representative sits on the supervisory board which oversees these agencies. The C.E.P. program, for example, falls under the advisory jurisdiction of the Comprehensive Area Manpower Programs (C.A.M.P.S.) board. Both the Governor and O.E.O. have representatives on this board and can therefore exert considerable leverage witfi the Department of Labor, which funds C.E.P. Perhaps the most disturbing feature of this dispute, however, is 'the Stand taken by the editorial board of the Des Moines Register and Tribune. The wizards at Locust and Seventh leaped to the Governor's defense, saying it was unfair of me to disclose these abuses at this time. This is a very strange attitude for the pious editors to take. The integrity of the newspaper, which depends upon Iowa, rests on their determination to find and publish the truth whomever it may help or plicit in this fact should not be clouded by the rhetoric of those who are unfamiliar with the programs. We should all work together to eliminate this sordid relationship. UMCEF Drive Scheduled for Friday Night Junior High students of th€ Carroll churches will canvass the residential area of Carroll for d o n a t i o n s to UNICEF (United Nations C h i 1 d r e n'a Fund) after school Friday, Oct. 30. The groups of students will convene at their respective churches immediately after school Friday to receive their area assignments and official UNICEF Collection Containers and information pamphlets for donors. Following completion of the drive, the UNICEF trick or treaters will be treated to hot chocolate, doughnuts, cookies and other snacks. These treats were donated by Lange's Dairy, Metz Baking Co., Don's Bakery, Jung's Bakery, Jerry Schenkelberg, Fareway, Safeway, B & H Super Valu and Farner-Bocken Co. The Rev. Clair Boes of Holy Spirit Parish is the general chairman for the UNICEF drive in Carroll. He anticipates that the students will have completed the drive and returned home by 6 p.m. Friday. 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