Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 3, 1970 · Page 12
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Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 3, 1970
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lov\a a place to gioMT Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 259 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Tuesday, November 3, 1970—Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Bey Each Evening for 50 Cents Per Week 10e Battle Flames Throughout Night- Fire Destroys Two Buildings Housing Waters Dept. Store Fire of undetermined origin Monday night completely destroyed two buildings occupied by Waters Department Store on the south side of Fifth Street between Main and Adams Streets in Carroll's central business district. There was no estimate of damage available Tuesday morning. The city had purchased the two buildings under the central business district urban renewal project and were renting the buildings to the Waters firm. The buildings were scheduled for demolition in 1971 to make way for new construction. James Waters, owner of the department store, said Tuesday morning he was covered by insurance but would not be able to put together any figures until the insurance company adjuster arrived on the scene and had made his examination. The adjuster was scheduled to arrive in Carroll later Tuesday. Mr. Waters said he is covered by business interruption insurance. When firemen arrived shortly after the alarm was sounded at 6:10 p.m., flames were shooting into the sky. First reports had said that smoke Was coming from the former Beiter's Market Building, also owned by the city, but there was no fire damage in that building. Many observers felt there was little chance of saving any building in the block, but firemen were able to contain the fire damage to the two Waters buildings. Some water damage was reported to adjacent buildings and smoke filled many stores in the area. Fireman Phil Thein suffered a severe head cut when the windows in the second floor of the building exploded spilling glass out on both Fourth and Fifth Streets. Mr. Thein, who was standing on the Fourth Street side of the building, was cut by a piece of flying glass and was rushed to St. Anthony Hospital where 40 stitches were required to close the wound. A second fireman. Max Bell, suffered a mild cut on the hand from the flying glass. Ken Auen was overcome by smoke and had to be given oxygen, but he did not leave the scene. Harry Tilton, who occupied an apartment on the second floor of the former Beiter building, escaped unharmed. Several hundred people filled the area to look on as firemen battled me blaze. Several of the bystanders, both students and adults, pitched in to help move the $240.9 Million More- Asks Big School Spending Boost <By Iowa Dally Press Association) DES MOINES — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paul F. Johnston is recommending a 69 per cent increase in state school spending. Johnston plans to suggest to the State Board of Public Instruction that it ask the Legislature for $591.1 million for the next two years, an increase of $240.9 million. The board is expected to take action on Johnston's request at its Nov. 12-13 meeting. The largest part of this Increase, $171 million, would be to finance the state equali- xatien aid program for elementary and secondary schools. Johnston is recommending that the direct state aid ap­ propriation be increased from $227 million to $398 million for the next biennium, a jump of 75.3 per cent. All signs point to the Legislature changing the present hybrid formula, which is basically "proportionate sharing," to a "foundation" type program. There have been charges, mainly by Democrats, that the level of state school aid has dropped from around 40 to 30 per cent in the past few years. Besides the equalization aid appropriation, Johnston is counting on the Legislature continuing to funnel 40 per cent of the income tax back to the local school districts. This amounts to about $40 million a year. " He also is recommending a sizable increase in funds to op­ erate the area vocational-technical schools, from $19.4 million to $34 million for the 1971-73 biennium. The funds for the vocational education programs at the elementary-secondary and area schools have been lumped together in the past; the current appropriation for the biennium is $13.2 million. Johnston would like to separate these programs and is seeking $10 million for elementary-secondary schools and $14 million for area schools during the next two years. In addition, Johnston is recommending $16.5 million for capital r improvements (hew buildings) at the area schools. The last Legislature did not appropriate any funds for capital improvements at the area schools. Johnston Hold Up Further Talks of Extending UI-ISU Series IOWA CITY (AP) - The University of Iowa board in control of athletics has decided not to schedule additional football giames with Iowa State University board chairman Samuel Fahr anounced Tuesday. Fahr said the board will wait until it can determine the response to 1977-78 games already under contracts before the Iowa-Iowa State game can be finally decided. The board gave "much consideration" to the matter, Fahr said, but finally instructed aith- letic director Chalmers (Bump) Elliott to negotiate for another Big Ten game. Elliott said several days ago ifchat Ohio State is presently considering his proposal for a game with Iowa in 1971. Fahr said the board expressed regret that discussions last year about the possibility of extending the series after the two scheduled games and maybe playing in 1971 were "premature." Although both schools announced last spring that the series renewal beginning in 1977-78 would beextended four more years through 1982. Fahr noted that such games had neither been authorized nor signed. "Iowans should not be put in position of choosing between teams, both of which more often than not are in an underdog position in their respective conferences, supported less well than their opponents and competing for players in the same area," he added. The basic argument in behalf of an Iowa-Iowa State game is that it would be a great revenue producer for the athletic programs of both schools. "The 1977-78 games should prove or disprove (this theory," Fahr said. He added: "In any case the Iowa board is concerned that monetary profits from such games might very well in the long run be more than offset by by the ill-will that can result from what is perceived by some as that most unpleasant squabble of aU-4he family fight." One of the reasons given by the Iowa board in holding up further talks of extending the series was that by 1973 all Big Ten teams will be required to play eight conference teams and by 1983 nine — for a round-robin schedule against all teams in the conference. Iowa and Iowa State have not met in football since 1934 when their series was discontinued because of mounting "bad feelings." The two state schools played Games .... See Page 2 said the area school boards have developed the $16.5 million figure as a "minimum" request. The state superintendent of public instruction is proposing several new programs, including school lunch assistance and drug education. Beginning July 1, 1971, Johnston explained, states must provide financial support for school lunch assistance to meet federal regulations for receiving federal funds. He is seeking $3 million for the biennium to fulfill this requirement. The $3 million appropriation would provide reimbursement for breakfasts, lunches and some equipment. About 30,000 full and reduced price lunches are being served daily in Iowa's public schools, about one-third of the potential number. Last school year the actual cost of serving each lunch averaged 59 cents, while the average amount paid by children was 32.8 cents. School districts contributed an average of 5.9 cents per lunch. Raising students' lunch prices is not the answer, Johnston said, because experience shows that participation drops and those who can least afford to pay are affected the most. Johnston is also seeking $60,000 for each year of the next biennium for drug education. Teachers, he said, are being called upon increasingly to 'do something' about growing drug usage. It is a task which demands extremely careful preparation and implementation, Johnston observed. He feels the depart- Schools .... See Page 2 Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Cloudy with chance of snow flurries Tuesday night, lows upper 20s to lower 30s. Partly cloudy Wednesday, highs upper 30s. Rain chances in per cent: 40 Tuesday night and 20 Wednesday. contents of Paige & Paige photographic studio, Louie's newsstand and Balk & Son to safety. The contents on the first floor of the Paige & Paige building were moved across the street to the building formerly occupied by the Western Auto Store on the corner of Fifth and Adams Streets. But Mr. Paige said he thought countless negatives, and materials and supplies stored on the second floor were undoubtedly destroyed. The candy inventory and cash register from Louie's Newsstand were moved to the second story of the building formerly occupied by Mid-States Finance Co. on the north side of Fifth Street and the contents of Balk & Son were moved into the first floor of the building. Both businesses were making efforts to move back into their places of business Tuesday morning. The Glidden Fire Department responded to a call for assistance by sending ten or twelve men who relieved the weary Carroll firemen in manning the hoses. All available fire equipment in Carroll was on the scene. An ambulance was called to stand-by in the area, but it was not needed. The Iowa Public Service Company offered invaluable assistance to the fire department, supply trucks with 'aerial ladders enabling firemen to get above the buildings to pour water down on the flames. Several people provided wel- Fire See Page 2 Money Tree for Hospital A money tree, with the proceeds being donated to the St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary, has been established in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Ellerbroek's Store on the Westgate Mall, according to Ellerbroek's owner W. D. Keith. Ellerbroek's will move into their new store on the Westgate Mall later this month. "Most of the time a store holding a grand opening will receive flowers or other similar expressions of congratulations," Mr. Keith said. "Instead, we have asked our manufacturers, suppliers and business associates to contribute to the money tree. The money will then be given to the St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary to be used to help meet their $35,000 pledge to the new hospital building fund, to equip the new gift and coffee shop in the hospital, or any other way they see fit." Mr. Keith said he has already received more than $300 in donations for the money tree. Anyone wishing to contribute can do so by making checks payable to the St. Anthony Regional Hospital, and the check will be pinned to the St. Anthony Money Tree. Ifl Hi HafflflfiUUI Hllilllb IfflllliimlffllilllllUifflfflU lilplJlBSIJJ!!! 1 ]!!!! -lit- Ir*-—B^JMtffB^t —Staff Photos Battle Flames Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the two buildings and the contents of the Waters Department Store on Fifth Street between Adams and Main Streets. The first alarm was turned in at 6:10 p.m. Monday and firemen were still on the scene at noon Tuesday keeping a watchful eye on the smoldering ruins. The buildings, owned by the city under the central business district urban renewal project, were a temporary location for the department store until their new building now under construction on the corner of Fifth and Adams Streets is ready for occupancy sometime next spring. Top photo shows firemen in action at height of blaze and lower picture as the building appeared Tuesday morning. Nervous Breakdown Rate High WASHINGTON (AP) - The Public Health Service has reported evidence suggesting nearly one iin five American adults has experienced a nervous breakdown or felt one coming on. In disclosing some findings if termed surprising, the agency reported nearly 60 per cent of the adult population is fidgety and tense at times to the point of being bothered. The agency questioned 6,672 adults representing the nation's Ill-million population of civilian, noninstitutional persons between 18 and 79. Eighty-eight per cent were white; 10 per cent black. Persons interviewed were questioned not only on their his­ tory of actual, or threatened, nervous breakdowns, but also on whether they had ever been bothered by: Nervousness, psychological inertia, insomnia, trembling hands, nightmares, perspiring hands, fainting or blackouts, headache, dizziness or heart palpitations. In one of its major findings, the report declared: "The over-all per cent reporting having had a nervous breakdown was 4.9 per cent and an additional 12.8 per cent reported having felt an impending nervous breakdown ... without its actual occurrence ... for a combined rate of 17.7 per cent —or almost one out of five with an estimated 20 million adults 'having experienced such severe psychological distress." The survey found proportion­ ately more women than men reported nervous breakdowns. Black women had a significantly higher rate than white women. Women reported breakdown threats almost twice as frequently as did men, and had significantly higher rates for the 12 distress symptoms. But the report found only two symptoms with significant differences by race for the same sex for both men and women. "These were nervousness, with white men and women having a rate more than 15 per cent higher than Negroes; and dizziness, wherein Negro men and women had slightly higher rates than whites The survey found more symptoms of distress among Breakdowns . . . See Page 2 Early Tally Runs Behind 1966 Mark- Light Turnout as Rain, Snow Squalls Keep Voters From Polls Light rain, interspersed with mow squalls, kept voters away from the polls in droves in Carroll early Tuesday morning. The early morning voter turn-out in Carroll's four wards indicated the county will be hard-pressed to achieve the estimated total vote prediction of between 7,500 and 8,000 made by County Auditor Leon P. Oswald. The total vote for the first three hours of balloting in the city of Carroll this year ran 208 behind the total for the first two hours in 1966 which was the most recent comparable non-presidential election. Lack of interest in the current election was further reflected in the number of absentee ballots filed in the office of the county auditor. Only 134 absentee ballots were cast this year in comparison with 238 in 1966. That represents a 134 deficit. In 1968, a presidential election year, 323 absentee ballots were voted. The total vote in Carroll County in 1966 was 8,578 for the office of governor. In 1962, an­ other non-presidential election, the gubernatorial vote in the county was 8,241. Two years ago a total of 9,202 votes were cast for president. The all-time high vote in Carroll county was during the 1960 presidential election when 11,721 went to the polis. An indication of the light vote could be discerned in the turnout between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. here Tuesday compared with the 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. turn-out two years ago. That table showed 84 voters in first ward compared to 123, 102 in second ward compared to 144, 79 in third ward compared to 97, and 104 in fourth ward compared to 154. The totals were 369 for three hours of balloting this year and 518 for two hours in 1968. Polls In Carroll County's 23 precincts opened at I a.m. and will close at t p.m. In the City of Carroll the voting wards are as follows: First Ward — Fellowship Hall (basement) at First United Methodist Church where Mary Buchman was the first voter. Second Ward — Fellowship Hall (basement) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church where Emma Schnell was the first voter. Third Ward — Iowa Public Service business office in downtown Carroll where James Owens was the first voter. Fourth Ward — Gymnasium at Holy Spirit School where Lou Galetich was the first voter. Iowans this year will elect a full slate of state officers plus seven Congressmen, 127 members of the 1971 legislature and a host of county officers. A contributing factor to diminution of interest locally is the fact there are only two contested area races. The contested races for local voters include the 14th district State Senate battle between incumbent Arthur Neu (R-Carroll) against Mrs. Richard Baumhover (D-Carroll) in Carroll, Crawford and Monona counties. Also contested is the 28th district State Representative race between Charles E. Knoblauch (D-Carroll) against Mrs. Frank West (R-Glidden) in all of Carroll county and six eastern townships in Crawford County. Unopposed local candidates are Bernice Williams (D-Roselle), county treasurer; Ray F. Reicks (D-Carroll), County recorder; David E. Green (D- Carroll), county attorney; Walter Koster (D-Breda), second district supervisor; and Jack Thein (D-Carroll), fifth district supervisor. The seventh district congressional race between Lou Galetich (D-Oarroll) and incumbent William Scherle (R-Henderson) has heightened some interest in the local turn-out. The desultory interest in the election on the part of voters and candidates resulted in calls to the county auditor's office Tuesday morning with queries about free transportation to the polls. That phase of elections usually is handled by candidates or get-out-the-vote groups. "This is the first time I can recall the county auditor getting calls for a ride to the poll," Mr. Oswald said.

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