Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 19, 1970 · Page 21
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 21

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, November 19, 1970
Page 21
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Sophisticated New Twist to Free-Loading By William J. Scherle (7th District Congressman) The time-honored practice of free-loading has been given a sophisticated new twist. The latest refinement in the fine art of bilking the taxpayer under fche guise of helping the poor was developed by Florida basketball coach Joe Williams. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, he recruited aeven-foot-two Artis Gilmore for Jacksonville University's team by promising him a plush poverty post as a summer job. Gilmore was paid $75 a day in federal funds by Greater Jacksonville Economic Opportunity, Inc., to act as a playground instructor. In two months of summer vacation, the high-riding hoopster "earned" $3,412.50! The N.C.A.A. resolved to reprimand and censure Jacksonville University because, in its judgment, Gilmore's employment "was based primarily on his utility to tlhe employer as an athlete" and not on his merits for the job. His staggering salary, according to the N.C.A.A., was not only "not commensurate with the going rate in that locality", but was also "excessive in light of his qualifications". It was obvious to the supervisory council that the promise of this sinecure "was an influencing factor in the young man's eventual enrollment at Jacksonville University". The investigations which preceded the council's report disclosed, interestingly enough, that Coach Williams got the idea from the Mayor of New Timai Hiralif, Carrall, la. Thursday, Nov. 19, 1970 9 w your glad tidings {Make CMerry Christmas cads merrier by fetting us imprint your mmequickfy anctexpertty on the curds of your choice. STONE'S Printers Stationery K. of C. Building - Carroll York, John V. Lindsay. His Nibs, of course, is an expert at draining away the taxpayers' money and has made Fun City a veritable sink for federal antipoverty funds. Gilmore was subsequently removed from the federal dole and his free-loading is at an end. Said the disgruntled dribbler when he heard the news: "Nothing would have been said if this had happened in a larger, more liberal town." What Mr. Gilmore does not realize is that honest citizens everywhere would be indignant at the idea of poverty programs being used as payola. Any anti-poverty project which truly aids the poor to become seh>reliant, self-respecting members of society will have my support. But I will continue to expose and oppose poverty pay-offs like Gilmpre's. That kind of free throw only catches the taxpayer on the rebound. One of the most important bills which Congress will take up is the Comprehensive Manpower Act. This bill, which has the endorsement of the Department of Labor, is a misguided attempt to improve the complicated w e 11 e r of overlapping manpower programs. Except for the mandatory spending requirements for Title III, it could be summarized in a single sentence: "The Department of La bor is hereby authorized to spend $7.5 billion over the next three fiscal years for whatever manpower training programs it wishes to conduct in any manner it sees fit." Some excellent principles were used to draft the bill, but in its final version, it does not live up to its expectations of reform. One of the primary aims of the bill is to reduce the amount of rigid bureaucratic control from Washington. With one glaring exception, it eliminates the earmarking of funds for particular programs. The proposal also encourages state and local governments to initiate and develop their own manpower programs in accordance with their own special needs. In view of this explicitly stated intention, the inclusion of Title III contradicts the whole thrust of hte bill. Title II established a public service employment program under which the government would not only train and seek employment opportunities for those "unemploy- ables" whom the program is designed to help, but would also, as a last resort, create jobs in the public sector for those who cannot find jobs in private industry. . Lest the conditional nature ol this provision allow it to remain unused, the drafters of the bill undertook to add a special section obligating the expenditure of more than $1.4 billion specifically for Title III. This amounts to nearly one-fiftlh of the total budget for this program. Regardless of whether the utility of particular projects can be Public is Stunned- Gun-Running Has Dublin Aroused Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister, in Front of the Irish Parliament in Dublin. i Congratulations! We are happy to take our hats off to the WESTGATE MALL demonstrated, the money must be spent. Whether or not there is real need or desire for it, this bill reintroduces the old W.P.A. c o n c e p t of the paternalistic governmerat-as-employer. Under the guise of make-work public employment, this is simply another form of welfare. As the advocates of the bi>! readily admit, the public service, employment provision is the most striking departure from previous manpower programs. It also represents an inconsistency with the stated purpose of the bill as a whole. Yet this controversial section has not been fully debated. Despite the significance of introducing such a role for the government at a time when there is no national economic emergency comparable to the Depression, the far-reaching implications of this measure have not been adequately examined or pub-! licized. The sponsors of the bill apparently intend to present it to the House without further consideration in the hope that it will pass quietly as part of the larger manpower package. When it comes up on the House floor, however, an amendment will be offered by me striking the public service employment provision from the bill. If that fails, my efforts will be directed to defeating the entire bill or, alternatively, to sending it back to the committee for additional consideration. Such an important piece of legislation, launching the federal government on a vast new program of subsidies, should not be passed without extensive examinations of fche consequences. The interests of the taxpayers, who support these programs from their own hard-earned (and unsubsidized) wages, must be considered before we require them Two Auburn Clubs Meet for Bridge (Times Herald News Service) AUBURN — Mrs. George Wernimont was hostess to members of her bridge club at her home Friday afternoon. Mrs. Harold Gorman, Mrs. Le Roy Wunderly and Mrs. Dan Pick were additional guests. Bridge was played at two tables Mrs. Gorman, Mrs. J. R. Grey and Mrs. Pick were prize winners. Florence Ellllerbrock entertained the Amity club at her home Tuesday afternoon. Bridge was played at two tables with prizes being awarded to Mrs. C. E. Brown, Mrs. Fred Hess and Mrs. Grace Barto. Mrs. Clyde Powell will be hostess in two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Erickson and family were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Erickson, Hartington, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hight, Coleridge, Neb. to finance yet another wasteful government fling. Also on the agenda for the final session of the 91st Congress is a bill which would exempt the Delta Queen from Coast Guard safety regulations so that she can continue to operate on the rivers of the Midwest. Built in the 1930s as a replica of the splendid steamboats which plied the Mississippi and her tributaries continuously in the , nineteenth century, the Queen is the last functioning specimen of her type. She is scion and symbol of the rich riverboat heritage of our region. Plying their trade up and down the Western waters which were the lifestream of the American frontier, proud paddlewheelers like the Delta Queen brought a wealth of commerce and culture to the entire Midwest. These steamboats made the Mississippi, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers living highways of history. The Queen herself is a vital, pulsating, moving museum of that history. She serves the residents of seventeen states and travels more than 4,000 miles between Cincin- nai and New Orleans every year. It would be a great misfortune for all the people of our area if we were to lose the Queen. The bill to preserve this regal riverboat will have my full and enthusiastic support. on their GRAND OPENING B & L PLUMBING AND HEATING Hull, Iowa ! Weather Balloon Found by Vetters WESTSIDE - A weather balloon was found in an alfalfa field south of Westside Friday by Duane Vetter as he was picking corn in a near-by field. The red plastic. balloon was described as being about 6 ft. in diameter. The Vetter's detached thf j small box fastened to the balloon and mailed it to Omaha, following directions on. the balloon. The balloon was. found on land farmed by Duane's father. Walter .Vetter, who had also found a. weather balloon on his farm several years ago. Margaret and Mary Lou Gallagher attended a Junior Hereford Association meeting at the Holiday Inn in Ames Saturday morning. Mary Lou also spent the afternoon and evening in Ames with Margaret Ann Schulte. Friday evening, Mrs. Arlenei Kaspersen and Terry accomp-j^ anied Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dunn ! B of Carroll to Atlantic where they 18 were joined for supper by Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dunn and Timothy of Red Oak. The supper was in honor of Ralph's birthday. By TOM CULLEN DUBLIN (NEA) - A visitor isn't in Dublin long before he senses that something is rotten in the state of Ireland. The smell has nothing to do with the stench of the river Liffey at low tide, nor with the Guiness brewery on its banks. It emanates from Leinster House, where the Irish Dail or parliament meets, and where Prime Minister Jack Lynch it fighting for his political life. Members of Lynch's Cabinet have been accused of implication in a gun-running plot to put firearms into the hands of Catholics in Northern Ireland. It's as though some of President Nixon's Cabinet had been caught red-handed trying to arm the French separatists in Quebec. Public confidence in the present government, already shaken by Ireland's worst economic crisis in years, has been stunned by the trial of Charles Haughey, ex-Minister of Finance, on illegal gun-running charges. Although Haughey and his three co-defendants were acquitted, the trial had all the ingredients of a good spy thriller. During the trial the public heard testimony concerning secret bank accounts, rivalry between police and army intelligence services, tapped telephones and bugged conversations. The trial also had the elements of farce. A cargo of 9mm pistols and ammunition, labeled "mild steel," was due to arrive here from Antwerp by steamship March 25. But when the boat docked there was only a con signment of bullet-proof jackets. Belgian Customs had seized the firearms. The gun-runners were no more successful in their next try, when they arranged to have $72,000 -worth of firearms, in crates stamped "Machine Parts," flown from Vienna to Dublin via Aer Lingus. This time British Intelligence got wind of the cargo and per­ suaded Haughey to cancel the deal. When Lynch learned of the smuggling plot, he fired two Cabinet ministers, including Haughey, while a third resigned. One of the most curious aspects of the whole arms affair is the rivalry between Special Branch police and Army Intelligence officers brought to light at Haughey's trial. Special Branch is accused of spying on cabinet ministers, notably Kevin Boland, the former minister for local government. Boland complains that his office and home, as well as those of four other members of the government, were bugged. There is even talk of a "Night of the Long Knives," when police and army officers sought to settle their differences. According to Dublin scuttlebutt this occurred last April when Special Branch men arrived at Columb Barracks, Mullingar, to question army officers who had been involved in intelligence work in Northern Ireland. When the Special j pubs give some idea of the con- Branch men attempted to enter j the barracks they were shown the business end of a submachine gun and ordered off the premises. At about this time Finance Minister Haughey met with a mysterious accident that caused a concussion. He claims he fell from his horse when out riding but the rumor is that he ran afoul of Special Branch men while protesting the arrest of 11 army officers. The extravagance of the rumors circulating in Dublin's 700 dition in which Ireland finds itself currently. And the gun-running disclosures have given the Rev* erend Ian Paisley, scourge of Irish Catholics, enough ammunition to keep him in sermons for the rest of his life. The pity is all the greater because Prime Minister Lynch has been pursuing a policy of reconciliation toward British- ruled Northern Ireland, a policy which has won him wide applause. $100.00 REWARD For information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons shooting electrical insulators, or damaging other electrical distribution equipment. Iowa Public Service Co. Carroll, Iowa OUR BEST WISHES To The Owners and Businesses On The Occasion of The GRAND OPENING of WESTGATE MALL CARROLL, IOWA £V2 A naturalized citizen of the United States has the same rights as a native-born citizen, with the one exception that he may not become president. Congratulations to Ellerbroek s and the Stores on the New WESTGATE MALL Painting and Decorating by Gene Huelshorst We're happy to Congratulate the WESTGATE MALL on their Painter - Decorator jj Sac City, Iowa McCorkle Constuction Co.

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