Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 20, 1970 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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Iowa a piace to Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 274 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Friday, November 20, 1970—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each •• fl— Slnglt Evening for 50 Cents Per Week Copy Mayor Farner to Cut the Ribbon Westgate Mall to Be Formally Opened Saturday Westgate Mall, Carroll's first newly-constructed project under the city's central business district urban renewal program, will stage a grand opening celebration Saturday, Nov. 21. Mayor William S. Farner will cut the ribbon at 1:30 p.m. to officially open the mall. The entire project, which was constructed in two stages, cost nearly $1 million to complete. The mall itself runs continuous for 330 feet from Carroll Street to Adams Street. The mall provides complete climate-controlled shopping, air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Also adjacent to the mall on the west, is a city- owned parking lot providing 137 parking spaces for cars. The nine stores now located on the mall are Sernett's Family Center, Ellerbroek's of Carroll, Coast to Coast, Dearduff's Men's Wear, Community Jewelry, Hallmark Cards and Gifts, Loehr's Jewelry, Fab-N-Trim and Harry's Barber Shop. A tenth store, the Economy Shoe Store, will move Into the mall in the near future. Seventh District Congressman William J. Scherle of Henderson sent a telegram to urban re- newal director E. C. Pudenz extending his congratulations on the opening of the mall. The telegram read: "Congratulations on Carroll's new shopping mall. Your community may be proud of this promising new addition to its flourishing commercial life. It was a great honor for me to have had a part in this joint enterprise of government and business in your thriving city. My warmest good wishes for every success." The developers of the first stage of the mall, covering 48,480 square feet, were R. J. Dolezal, Friedman-Taphorn, Inc., Mid-States Enterprises, Inc. and Sernett's, Inc. It was designed by Foss, Englestad and Foss, an architectural firm from Sioux City, and was ready for occupancy last summer. McCorkle Construction Co. of Sac City was the general contractor, B & L Plumbing & Heating of Hull had the mechanical contract, and the electrical work was done by Town & Country Service of Sac City. The second stage of the project, only recently completed, was developed by Ellerbroek's of Carroll, Inc. and the Matt Realty Corporation. Each firm purchased 6,612 square feet to construct the new building which forms the east end of the mall. Gram, Johnson and Stanley, Inc. of Minneapolis designed the project. Badding Construction Company was the general contractor, the Drees Company the mechanical contractor and Prentice Electric the electrical contractor. All three firms are located in Carroll. In addition to the ten stores fronting on the mall, three other firms are also located in the newly constructed buildings. They are Mid-States Enterprises, Inc., with an entrance on Highway 30, Heires Electric, facing Fifth Street, and R. G. Dickinson A Co., with an entrance on Carroll Street. Carroll's central business district urban renewal project was approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in September, 1967 in an amount in excess of $2 million with 25 per cent of the cost to be met by the city. The city's share, known as cash-in-kind credit, can be met by providing parking lots, sidewalks, canopies, streets, landscaping and the like. Approximately 50 per cent of this work has been completed and credit given for the city's one-fourth share. The project area includes approximately 16 acres in downtown Carroll. The area includes 66 structures, of which 44 are to be acquired and demolished, with the remaining 22 to be rehabilitated. Thirty-five of the 44 have been acquired to date, and 18 of the 22 scheduled for rehabilitation have been or are in the process of being rehabilitated. To date, six parcels of land, consisting of 96,790 square feet, have been made available for resale. The two remaining parcels to be sold consist of approximately 77,500 square feet will be sold in early 1971. The land has been sold on a fixed- price system ranging from $1.65 to $3.00 per square foot. To date, all ground has been sold to local developers. Small Business Administration Loans have been secured for the,--displaced merchants for the construction of new facilities, fixtures and inventory in excess of $2 million. The estimated future real estate taxes to be paid by the buildings already completed or presently under construction will equal the real estate taxes that at the present time are being collected from the entire 44 parcels. With approximately Mall See Page 2 Revamp Roads Program to Eliminate ^Credibility Every Week Book Week —Staff Photo Every week is book week at the St. Lawrence School Instructional Center (formerly the, library), where books are augmented, but not replaced, by various auto visual aides arid other instrutiorial material. Here the four sets of twins who are eighth grade history students of Lee Vial demonstrate some of the equipment used in his multi-book and concept approach to history which features such techniques as independent and group study. From left, Kenneth and Katherine Wells, Mark O'Leary, LaVonne Wiederin, Matt O'Leary, Dan Schulz, La Verne Wiederin and Dave Schulz. WATERLOO (AP) - The Iowa Highway Commission is revamping the way it publishes its five-year program to eliminate a "credibility gap" which has existed, State Director of Highways Joseph Coupal Jr. said Friday. He told the Iowa Good Roads Association at its annual meeting here the new plan will be put in effect in the new five- year program that will be released next month. Coupal told the group that highways and highway programs have been under attack Legislators for Taxing Vets and Fraternal Organizations DES MOINES (AP) — The Elks, the American Legion and other veterans' and fraternal organizations should help pay for local services which benefit their tax-exempt property, an Iowa legislative committee said Thursday. The legislature's joint Taxation Study Committee, in a pair of non-binding votes expressing general sentiment, said most nonprofit organizations should help pay the cost of streets, waste disposal, police and fire protection pro- vided for their property. The committee also said nursing and custodial homes, unless operated by federal, state or local governments, should pay full property taxes whether operated as nonprofit institutions or not because even nonprofit homes compete with private enterprise and should not be given unfair advantage. Under the committee proposal, property owned by veterans, literary, scientific, charitable, benevolent and agricultur- al societies would be taxed only for the art of property taxes which finance the four basic local services that benefit and protect their tax-exempt property the same as taxable real estate. Proposals that church buildings used for living quarters and income-producing property owned by nonprofit groups be placed on the tax rolls received majority votes but still failed because 'they fell short of the nine-vote minimum required for acton under committee rules. State Rep. Elmer H. Den Herder, R - Sioux Center, committee vice chairman, stressed that the votes represented no real action but were only ex- in recent years as other problems such as the deterioration of 'the environmenit came to the fore and were assigned higher priority in the minds of the people. "No longer do people feel that roads are intrinsically good. They are questioning whether as large a portion of our total national resources should be devoted to highways and to highway oriented transportation," he said. In Iowa, Coupal said, the problem has resuled in "the di- version of $10 million in funds that had previously been earmarked for meet (the highways to help costs of either Scientist Says Cold Cure Already Here Tax Study See Page 2 Lloyd Herman Gene Reimers New Ford Dealers- Farms Bring $497.50 Per Acre Two farms owned by the John Werner Sr. estate in Newton township were sold at auction Thursday for $550 and $497.50 per acre, respectively. The 160-acre tract was sold to Ben G. Klocke of Dedham for $550 per acre and the 120| acre tract to Anthony Anthofer of Declham for $497.50 per acre. Two of the newest members of the Carroll business community are Lloyd Herman and Gene Reimers, both former Nebraskans, who have opened a new Ford dealership in Carroll. Mr. Herman, a native of Wisner, Neb., where he operated a Ford Dealership for several years, is the father of two children, Carol, 8, and Mike, 3. The Hermans will move to Carroll after they obtain housing. Mr. Herman is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Reimers, who comes from Fremont, Neb., was in sales with the Kriz-Davis Electric Supply Co. The Reimers have four children, Deborah, 9; Cindy, 8; David, 6, and Mark, 3. They will move into a house at 1830 Martin Ave. and will attend St. Lawrence church. The new Carroll Herman- Reimers Ford dealesrhip is located in the former Case Implement building across the street south of the Joyce Lumber Co. on Sixth Street. The farms miles south, are located a mile west STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Linus Pauling, the scientist who won two Nobel prizes, says an effective cure for the common cold is as simple as a walk to the corner store. Vitamin C can do the job, but people have not been making proper use of it, he said Thursday. If they did, there would be no more colds, he said at a news conference to discuss his book, "Vitamin C and the Common Cold," scheduled for publication Dec. 7. Pauling offered the following prescription for cold suffers: Take about one-half level teaspoon of the powder form of ascorbic acid-vitamin C-each day until the cold disappears. When a person first catches a cold, he said, taking about one gram of ascorbic acid each hour will chase the discomfort away. Pauling said continued suffering with colds "is ex- plained by the fact that in the past, the medical student has been taught little about vitamins and nutrition." "Fortunately, physicians are now beginning to recognize the value of the vitamins," he added. Pauling said enough vitamin C for a year's worth of cold protection can be bought for about $5 a person. It is now available at most grocery and drug stores, he said. Pauling, a scientist also known as an antiwar crusader, said Americans spend about $500 million a year on "cold remedies which do not prevent colds." "They may decrease somewhat the misery of the cold, but they also do harm because of their toxioity and side effects," he said. Pauling, who has received Nobel prizes for chemistry and for peace efforts, said he has been using vitamin C to ward off colds with excellent results for five years. programs. 'New state and federal laws regarding eminent domain were passed making it much more difficult and costly to acquire necessary right of way. A rider was attached to our appropriations bill making it impossible to perform such a simple administrative act as moving a resident engineer's office." Another result, he said, was that the last legislature enacted a bill to prohibit the comptroller and governor from transferring money between accounts within the Highway Commission's primary road fund. After explaining how the "credibility gap" in the five- year program arose, Coupal also explained what he called the "myth" of Iowa's highway surplus funds. He said the commission's practice in the past has been to include in five-year program of proposed highway construction substantially more projects than the commission could anticipate money to accomplish. He said this was done because the commission recognized that "many of those projects, through no fault of their own, will slip. This technique was intended to provide alternate projects to crank into the pipeline as substitutes." But this created a "credibility gap," he said because "even though we pointed out that we would not be able to accomplish all the proejcts indicated in the years listed, everyone seemed to feel that the project | lature and to the general public which would slip would be somebody else's project — not his. Unfortunately this couldn't be true." Starting with the five-year program to be published next month, Coupal said, the commission will list only projects it feels there is a "reasonable expectancy" of performing. The pool of projects that can be substituted for any in the five-year plain that slip will be entitled "critical unmet needs/ he said. "This will give us a vehicle to show clearly to the legis low far behind we actually are n meeting our highway needs," Coupal said. About the "myth of the highway surplus' 'which had built up to $83.5 million by last June 30, Coupal said it was created partly because the Highway Commission's design department fell behind in the mid- 1960s, and partly because the U.S. Bureau of Highways imposed stringent new design standards in 1967 and on several occasions refused to allow the state to go ahead with interstate highway construction it was ready to undertake. Ceremony Opens Ellerbroek's Store A ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday was the kick-off for the grand opening celebration for the new Ellerbroek's of Carroll store located on the Westgate Mall. The ribbon was cut by Mrs. Marie Keith, who formerly owned and operated the store before retiring and moving to California three years ago. Her son, William D. Keith, now owns and manages the store. reported Friday more than 1,000 Mr. Keith morning that registration slips had been filled out during the first day of the grand opening Thursday. Three new features have been incorporated in the new store. They are the new Pro- file Room, for the most fashion-conscious women which will feature many one-of-a- kind garments, the "Add- One" maternity department and the Under-the-Stairs Pepsi Parlor for teens. In addition, all other departments have been expanded. Ellerbroek's will continue to carry moderately priced lines, Mr. Keith pointed out. Ellerbroek's also features a shoe department, which is owned and managed by Bob Stockert. The St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary Money Tree, which was established in conjunction with the grand opening, Ellerbroek's . . . See Page 2 Billion Farm Bill on Nixon 9 s Desk two and a half mile south of Dedham. The sale attracted a good crowd, Auctioneers Cliff McCarville and reported. Harold Wieland Area Forecast (More Weather on Page 2) Increasing cloudiness Friday night with lows 25-30. Mostly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday with highs in the mid 40s. Precipitation chances: 10 per cent Friday nighl, 20 per cent Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon has on his desk today a favored $3.5 billion farm bill which sets for the first time a limit on the subsidies paid major growers for not producing. The measure passed the Senate 48 to 35 Thursday after a lengthy and stormy fight in which opponents said the bill would cost farmers billions of dollars in income. The bill, which lays down federal policy on farm subsidy and farm support programs over the next three years, won praise from Agriculture Secretary Clifford M. Hardin. "It will give firmer* an op- portunity to take greater advantage of shifts in market demands from commodity to commodity by moving away from fixed crop acreages toward greater leeway in crop plantings," he said. The bill limits subsidies to $55,000 on each crop of wheat, cotton, corn and other feed grain lands held from production. Senate opponents sought a $20,000 limit. There was no limit under past laws. During the House-Senate conference meetings House members refused to budge from administration-backed p r o v i- sions of the measure. Three senators walked out of the sessior Farm Bill ..,$«* Pagt 2 Cuts the Ribbon —Staff Photo Mrs. Marie Keith had the honor of cutting the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday morning to officially open the new Ellerbroek's of Carroll on the Westgate Mall. Standing inside the new store as Mrs. Keith cuts the ribbon are her grandson, Todd, and her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Keith. Mrs. Marie Keith owned and operated the Carroll store until 1967 when she retired and moved to California. Her son William has operated the store since that time.

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