Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 29, 1970 · Page 13
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 13

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, October 29, 1970
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lov\a a place to gicwr Carroll Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 255 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Thursday, October 29, 1970—Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Single Evening for 90 Cents Per Week IU C Copy More Creatures Face Extinction- Animals Fade Away as Civilization Closes in on Wilderness MISOULA, Mont. (AP) Civilization is closing in, even in the high mountain meadows and rushing streams, and the animals are fading away. The grizzly bear and timber wolf are among the threatened species in the lofty Rocky Mountain ranges of western Montana and in surrounding states of the 29,096,827-acre northern region of the U.S. Forest Service. This week the Forest Service made public a list of endan­ gered and rare species, saying it is time to begin saving these animals, for there is not much time left. Included on the list of endangered species, those which face immediate danger of extinction, are the timber wolf, the whooping crane and the Montana westslope cutthroat trout. Listed as rare are the grizzly bear, Arctic grayling, spotted bat and prairie falcon. Howard Foulger is chief of the divison of range and wildlife for the northern region, which includes Montana, North Dakota, western South Dakota, northern Idaho and eastern Washington. He says: "Interest in the preservation of wildlife has increased remarkably in the past few years, but people keep crowding in. The animals may soon have no place to go." The northern region is lightly populated. Montana, the nation's fourth largest state in land area, has a population of only 694,000, or about 4 persons per square mile. The state was long rich in wildlife, and monuments mark spots where Indian tribes once herded buffalo to the edge of high cliffs, then stampeded them to their deaths. Now the reminders of the Wild West, the "buffalo drops," have been replaced by modern- day killers such as guns and chemicals. Foulger said the region is too big for maintaining exact counts of species. He said a species is determined to be in danger when sightings are infrequent or few are felled by hunters. Finding a proper balance between the needs of man and those of wildlife is a perplexing one. Cattlemen regard the timber wolf as the No. 1 threat to livestock in some Northern Region areas, and fight him with poison. Conservationists, on the other hand, see the wolf as a valuable species, a wild, rugged animal, an important part of the natural environment which deserves preservation. The grizzly bear, huge, amazingly swift and sometimes vicious, is a fabled symbol of the rugged mountainous country of the West, but man's intrusions into the grizzly's domain have brought tragedy and outcries against the animal. Park officials have found a partial solution by airlifting the grizzlies to remote areas where meetings with humans are unlikely. The Forest Service has taken a number of steps to alleviate extinction of certain game. These include monitoring of streams to assure healthy water for fish, curbing poaching, in­ cluding that of the endangered peregrine falcon; and cooperation with the Audubon Society in counting and protecting such endangered species as the whooping crane, Tule white-fronted goose and Eskimo curlew. The Forest Service is controlling poisoned bait programs for predators in some parts of the Northern Region, avoiding chemical use in areas where timber wolves and other endangered species might roam. Approves Traffic Safety Plano Operate Catholic Cemetery The Carroll City Council, meeting in a special session Wednesday evening, agreed to take over the operation of Mt. Olivet Cemetery and approved a plan intended to provide the basis for authorization of TOPICS (Traffic Operations Program to Improve Capacity and Safety) funds for street improvements in the city. The council approved the agreement dated October 7 by the Catholic Cemetery Association and Carroll city officials for the cemetery association to transfer the deed to Mt. Olivet Cemetery to the city which "will make the necessary rules and regulations concerning the sale of the lots, perpetual care and the improvement, development and management of the lots, which shall conform substantially to the rules and regulations established by the city for the other municipal cemetery." The present city cemetery and Mt. Olivet Cemetery are both located on the west side of Grant Road in the southeastern part of the city. The Cemetery Associaton agreed to transfer to the city $1,262.65, the sum on hand for endowed care, and to pay $742.- 50 for the 1969 municipal paving assessment. Several restrictions were put into the agreement reserving certain future rights for the Cemetery Association. Among the restrictions are that "the cemetery shall be devoted primarily to the use for those persons who meet the approval of a Roman Catholic pastor attached to a church within the city of Carroll." The Cemetery Association or its successor reserves the right to erect a suitable place or places, a marker or markers with inscriptions showing the name of the cemetery, the form and location of markers to be subject to the approval of the city. The Cemetery Association also reserves the right to erect such statuary objects as are complimentary to the design of said cemetery, the location of which is subject to approval of the city. Upon the transfer of the deed, the cemetery will be called the Mt. Olivet Cemetery of the City of Carroll. The city agrees to continually care for the graves. The agreement was signed by the Most. Rev. Joseph M. Mueller, president, and Very Rev. Leo Lenz, V. F., secretary of the Catholic Cemetery Association of Carroll, and by William S. Farner, mayor, and Arthur F. Gute, city clerk, for the city. The TOPICS plan was presented to the council for its consideration by Ed Bigelow, an engineer for the W. C. Otto Engineering Co. of Sac City. The plan presented a list of priorities for street improvements, in the hopes that some Candidates Express Views on Issues at Jaycee Debate In his closing statement at a political debate sponsored by the Carroll Jaycees Wednesday evening at the Elk's Club, incumbent State Senator Arthur A. Neu told the crowd of about 100 people that it is a good sign when people are interested in coming out to hear the candidates. But, despite this interest, he predicted a light vote. "The people here are not the ones we need to reach," Neu said. He stated that there is no excuse for voters not knowing the candidates' stands on various issues, and suggested residents vote for the candidate who best represents their own views on the issues rather than following a straight party line. The debate, moderated by Bob Kraus, featured five minute opening remarks by each of the candidates: Sen. Neu, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Baumhover, candidates for State Senate; incumbent Rep. Charles B. Knoblauch, and Mrs. Frank (Deah) West, candidate for state representative, and a question period. When asked about a bill to bring pari-mutuel b e 11 i n g to Iowa, Sen. Neu said that although this would be a possible source of additional funds, he felt the taxpayer would not notice a change in his taxes if pari-mutuel betting were legalized in Iowa. Mrs. Baumhover said not that much money would be realized from this, but she would favor the bill beause of the entertainment value to the state. Rep. Knoblauch said he sponsored the pari-mutuel bill at the last session and would continue to favor it. He said the state would get not only the revenue from the actual betting but increased revenue from related activities, such as the raising of horses, and the sales tax on the gate receipts. He also mentioned that I o w a n s go to the tracks in nearby states, so we should be getting these funds rather than the other states. Mrs. West said she hated to see pari-mutuel betting come to Iowa, and felt the tax revenue would not be that great. If this were to come to Iowa, she would like to see the tax monies earmarked for something like education. In discussing a possible collective bargaining bill for teachers and public employees, Mrs. West said their right to bargain should be mandatory, but she would hold out for a no-strike clause. Rep. Knoblauch said he favored the bill, and would vote for the no-strike clause since that was the only way the bill would get out of committee. Sen. Neu said he supported the bill since it would be for mediation as opposed to arbitration, and would serve to bring the public employee and employer together. He favored the no- strike provision. Mrs. Baumhover said she felt these employees should have the means to negotiate since a strike didn't settle anything. When asked their views on treating drug abusers as social rather than criminal problems, all candidates commented that there hadn't been enough statistical studies and reports on thesubjectof drugs to help form a positive opinion. Rep. Knoblauch said he would definitely favor harsher penalties for pushers, and Mrs. Baumhover felt the problem could perhaps be treated in court and as a social problem. Sen. Neu was opposed to completely taking the problem away from the courts, but felt perhaps the Department of Social Services could transfer users from penal Debate . . See Page 2 J m A New Face Hippie cult leader Charles Manson appeared clean-shaven for the first time since his trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders began. •••• '4 i*^~¥-f^*S^SS Spurgeon's New Store —Staff Photo Spurgeon's, in business in Carroll for the past 21 years, formally opened a new store Thursday on the west side of Adams street in the Urban Renewal project area. The building has been completely renovated and new departments added. Roger Haynes is manager. Costs for College Rise WASHINGTON (AP) - State universities and colleges offer the best dollar bargain for the college-bound student but even here the cost of a college education has f isen 30 per cent in the past five years. And it is going to continue to rise. These were among conclusions of a joint report of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, representing 275 schools, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, representing 113 of the nation's biggest state schools. The report indicated it is getting tougher and much more expensive to enroll as a nonresident student in the tax-supported institutions. The median cost at a big state university for a resident student ran $1,371 this year for tuition, board and room. For an out-of-state student it was $2,019. At the normally smaller regional universities and state colleges, resident students got by for a median $1,215 while the non-resident had to come up with $1,689. Actually the rise in most student charges was not as dramatic this year as in the past, the two associations said, but they found little encouragement in this. "The reasons behind the boosts paint a much gloomier picture," the joint report added. Campaign for UNICEF Here Friday Junior High students from the Carroll churches will be going door to door Friday afternoon to collect for the United Nations Children's Fund. UNICEF is working in over 100 countries around the world to give children better health and a better future, the Rev. Clair Boes, chairman of the Carroll Committee for UNICEF, said. "By helping UNICEF, you are helping to provide these children with food, medicine and education needed to be a productive adult in tomorrow's world," Fr. Boes said. The Carroll Committee for UNICEF reminds residents that "through UNICEF, a little goes a long way. One penny buys enough vaccine to protect a child against tuberculosis . . . or provides five glasses of milk. Fifteen cents can buy 100 vitamin capsules for a mother and child. "Twenty-five cents can buy • basic education kit for a primary school child. Fifty cents can buy enough seed for six thousand tomato plants. One dollar can buy a stethoscope for a mother and child health center. Please be generous." KILLED IN CRASH SERGEANT BLUFF (AP) Ethel Jane Oldis, 71, of Salix, was killed in a two-car collision Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 378 and a county gravel road, about three miles east of here. federal and state participation in the projects will be forthcoming if the plan is approved. Listed as priorities l-a and 1-b, are the installation of intersection channels and lighting at the intersection of U.S. 30 and the industrial road at the west edge of Carroll and the addition of service lanes and access control on Highway 30 from its junction with U. S. Highway 71 west of the industrial road. The estimated cost of the intersection improvements is $48,000 while the work on U.S. 30 west from U.S. 71 is estimated to cost $110,000. Also included in the plan is the remodeling of traffic signals, lighting and channelizing traffic at the corner of U.S. 71 and Third Street at an estimated cost of $28,300 and the installation of traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Clark Street at a cost of $4,600. The other . priorities, listed in the order they appear in the plan, include the remodeling of traffic signals at U.S. 30 and Grant Road, $4,600; traffic control at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Sixth Street, $10,500; extending the acceleration lanes, lighting, signs and markings on the ramps on the U.S. 30 and U.S. 71 interchange, $5,600; and extending the 4-lane traffic pattern on U.S. 30 near the east corporate limits, $24,000. The entire cost of the seven priority projects listed would be $249, 300. The council was in rseipt of a letter giving the city the right of entry on an interim per mit to use the former Post Office building on the corner of Sixth and Adams Streets. The building will be transferred at a later date from the federal government to the city for use as a municipal library. The temporary permit giving the right of entry is effective beginning October 30 and was issued, the letter said, due to the immediate need for such entry and because of the delay in finalizing the actual transfer of the property. Mayor Farner told the council that it was the desire of the city's Library Board of Trustees to begin examining ithe building to formulate plans for renovation of the building to make it suitable for use as a library. The next council meeting will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, November 2, in the council meeting room on the second floor of the City Hall. Chiangs Cheered Thousands cheered President and Madame Chiang Kai-shek at a Taipei rally celebrating Nationalist China's 59th founding anniversary. Chiang, 83, renewed his pledge to lead his people back to the China mainland. Voters to Ballot on Three Amendments By The Associate-el Press Voters in Iowa's Nov. 3 general election will be asked to vote not only for political candidates, but also to pass on three proposed amendments to the state's constitution. None of the three proposals has drawn any noticeable opposition. They were approved by two separate General Assemblies, as required by the constitution, in 1967 and 1969. The proposed changes, in the order they appear on the ballot, are: —To relax residency requirements for voting. The constitution now requires a minimum of six months in the state and 60 days in the county. The amendment would set whose as the maximum allowable, and would allow the legislature to establish shorter residency periods if it chooses. —To provide that all state legislators be elected from single-member districts. This is already being done under the present legislative apportionment plan, but is not required. The amendment would make it mandatory that all future reapportionments provide that only one senator will be elected from each senatorial district and one representative from each representative district. —To repeal the constitutional provision for election of county attorneys, allowing the legislature to re-establish the office by statute rather than through the constitution. The constitution now requires that county attorneys be elected for two-year terms, a contradiction with the four-year terms of other county officials currently established by statute. The county attorney is the only county official whose office is established by the constitution; all others are established by legislative acts. The amendment would also allow their terms to be extended to four years by the legislature rather than the cumbersome process of amending the constitution. There also has been some discussion of restricting county Amendments .. See Page 2 Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Chance of light rain or snow: and rain mixed Thursday night, mostly cloudy through Friday.. Lows Thursday night in upper 20s. Highs Friday in mid 40s. Rain chances in per cent: 10 Thursday night and 20 Friday. LB J to Shun National Politics WASHINGTON (AP) - Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson says her husband has no intention of injecting himself into national politics and wont be "harnessed and bridled into anything demanding a schedule. "He is concerned for a few personal friends he believes in," but that's the extent of his interest in the current election campaign, Mrs. Johnson said in an interview. If asked his main occupation nowadays, Mrs. Johnson said, the ex-president is likely to reply: "I am trying to keep my grass green and keep my cattle fat."' "Vastly relieved" that „ her 783-page book, "A White House Diary," is now published, the former first lady said: "At the head of my docket now is learning to play golf." Johnson needs a steady partner for the sport which he took up again this summer at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park near Fredericksburg, Tex. His own book is progressing well, Mrs. Johnson said. But she doesn't expect it to be out until sometime next year because the publishers "probably would give mine a play for a number of months." Asked if Johnson might speak out in reply to President Nixon or Vice President Spiro T. Ag- new in the campaign, Mrs. Johnson said: "He doesn't want to inject himself into it. Except for being a very concerned citizen and voting for the people in our own area and being quite earnest about trying to improve our own area, I do not foresee any activity." Johnson did m little, campaigning in his home state for Lloyd Beritsen, the Democrat running for the Senate in Texas against Republican Rep. George Bush. While here promoting her book, Mrs. Johnson went to Maryland campaign parties "for two good friends of mine for whom I have high hopes." Her candidates are congression­ al hopeful Tom Boggs, son of longtime Johnson friend Rep. Hale Boggs, D-La., and a new comer to politics running for the Maryland House of Delegates, Ruffin Maddox whose wife, Marcia, was on Mrs. Johnson' White House staff. Asked to assess the effectiveness of campaigning by a first lady, veteran campaigner Lady Bird said: "I think she naturally can be helpful speaking for her husband. She 's the next thing Ho him. He can't be everywhere and since people do want to understand tiie man who is their leader, I think they have a feeling of being closer to him and LBJ ..... Seo Page 1« v * *

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