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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Soturdoy, November 21, 1970 Tax Exemption When the Internal Revenue Service iecided to withdraw the tax-exempt status of public interest law firms, it reckoned without the strong and growing popular sentiment in favor of what such groups are doing. There was an uproar. The IRS retired to lock its wounds, undertaking to reconsider. Having done so, the tax collection agency has reversed itself: tax-exemption is restored. That is cause for general satisfaction. Public interest law firms, a new phenomenon in American life, make it their business to carry out legal action for the benefit of consumers or to protect or restore environmental quality. They have been performing, and should increasingly perform, a marked public service. It is possible for them to do what individuals or even small groups lacking adequate funds simply cannot do. That word, "funds," is the key to the Revenue Service's involvement. The public interest law firms depend heavily on contributions. Had the IRS insisted on depriving them of the tax-exempt status they have thus far enjoyed, the result would have been to emasculate them — at best, to greatly curtail their work. Happily, this deplorable outcome has been avoided. The public interest firms will be allowed to go on receiving tax- exempt contributions so long as they adhere to IRS guidelines. Among these are that they must represent a genuinely public interest, that they not accept fees except in accordance with IRS rules, and that they not engage in lobbying or other political activity. That leaves them free to employ their resources — the resources made available largely through tax-exempt gifts — in a wide range of beneficial legal activity. It is a triumph for the power of enlightened protest against a bad government ruling. Indiana Politics Indiana was for years a pivotal state, almost evenly divided between the major parties. Two years ago it emphatically departed from this role by giving President Nixon 260,000 more votes than his Democratic opponent, Hubert H. Humphrey. That was the largest majority Nixon received in any state — a margin partly accounted for by the fact that George C. Wallace got 243,000 votes. In the recent election we see Indiana returning to its one-time almost even division. This is not the only characteristic that lends Indiana special political interest, however. The state also is distinctive for the number of candidates it has supplied in national elections. In the 47 years between 1868, the first election after the Civil War, and 1916, the first after the outbreak of World War I, there were 13 presidential elections. Indiana furnished 11 candidates during that period — mostly for vice president, though Benjamin Harrison did win the presidency once and lose it once. No wonder that one observer called Indiana "a great state for vice presidents." There was no mystery about the reason for choosing so many Hoosiers. At the time Indiana and New York were almost the only doubtful large states. Truth compels the observation that Indiana's candidates in those days, though numerous, were not outstanding. Perhaps a new era is on the way. Washington Notebook Augur Well for Religion — By Bruce Biossat WASHINGTON (NEA) — "Sesame Street" is an educational television program for 3- to 5-year-old youngsters, but what it has done and what it promises are important to all of us. It uses puppets, cartoons, all manner of simple but appealing visual devices to assist the fundamental learning process. It employs numbers, letters, forms and shapes, the relationships of amounts, size and distance, elemental information about the human body. Tributes to its success are numerous — many awards, the launching of a second year of programing, its developing export to 26 foreign countries, its planned expansion into the 7- to 10-age bracket in the 1971-72 season. The really big thing is that professional testing shows it is working. By mid- season last year it was reaching an audience of six to seven million viewers, most of them disadvantaged children in the nation's inner cities which are the principal targets. More vital still, the skilled evaluation showed that children who watched "Sesame Street" learned more than those who did not — and this was true for the inner-city disadvantaged, for advantaged suburban children, for those isolated in rural areas, even for those whose first language is not English. Those who watched the show the most made the best gains, to the point where the disadvantaged who watched frequently achieved progress surpassing that of middle-class children who watched infrequently. And, interestingly, impressionable 3-year-olds made better gains than older youngsters. Children who watched most and thus learned the most tended to have mothers who watched the show with them and often discussed it with them. A high proportion of young viewers watched "Sesame Street" at home, but some got to see it as part of their classroom study. The testers, hence, inevitably asked teachers what they thought about it. Many admired its effectiveness, but some questioned its appropriateness for classroom use. Certain teachers "felt strongly that the show took up valuable time that could better be given to other activities," said the testers' report. "Like what?" is a fair question for such teachers, in the light of the program's demonstrated value. It sounds as if some teachers are simply annoyed at evidence a crucial stage of the learning process can go on without much help from them. The overriding significance of "Sesame Street" is that it displays forcefully what can be accomplished when high intelligence is applied with great, painstaking concentration to an immensely difficult problem. The woods today are full of people who are bemoaning the low average quality of American education, the wide disparities in it, the special handicaps of the disadvantaged which tend to lock them into a vicious circle, etc. Well, here we have somebody doing something real and workable about all this. Obviously, many people are involved, and the modest sums of money required come both from federal agencies and private foundations. But the principal "somebody" seems to be Mrs. Joan Ganz Cooney, who heads the Children's Television Workshop which puts out "Sesame Street." Before she undertook this remarkable milestone innovation in education, Mrs. Cooney, on behalf of the Carnegie Corporation, studied a long time to determine the best techniques for teaching preschoolers. Nor were she and her helpers content to rest on their original assumptions. In the light of actual pro­ graming experience, they revised some things as they went along last year. So, you moaners and groaners, you "street people" who say all is hopeless, you assaulters of the "system" in the abstract, what is all this nonsense that nothing can be made to work in America unless we start from bombed-flat scratch? What we need, clearly, is a stadium full of Joan Ganz Cooneys. Out there on the critical fringes there are supposed to be a devil of a lot of very bright people. Any volunteers for real work? Religion Today Politics of Religion By Rev. Donald Poling "A growing number of people believe that religion is losing its influence on American life, according to the most recent data available from the American Institute of Public Opinion, Princeton, N.J." This statement comes from the "Yearbook of American Churches," published annually since 1914 and the most authoritative watchdog on church R ev> Donald statistics. Polina The book carries pages of reports on finance, membership, personnel and programs of most of the religious groups in the land. This material is not generally read by those beyond denominational executives, church officials and prying sociologists. Yet some fascinating trends can be studied and the direction of organized religion rather carefully charted. On this whole discussion of "religious influence," the yearbook adds these thoughts. "Twelve years ago, in 1957, only 14 per cent of all persons interviewed thought religion was losing ground in U.S. society. In 1968 (the year of most complete statistics) the figure was 67 per cent." That is quite a turn around on anybody's chart and yearbook editors suggest four reasons unearthed in the public opinion samplings: Young people are losing interest in formal religion; other influences are becoming more meaningful. Growing violence. crime, immorality and Really Special Daily Times Herald The publics somewhat less than unshakable confidence in the postal service received another jolt, recently when it was charged that special delivery letters just aren't treated as very special. For various reasons, they are often delivered no sooner than they would have been without the 45-cent premium stamp attached. For those willing to pay an even higher premium for really fleet delivery, the U.S. Post Office and Western Union are experimenting with a new message service called a "Mailgram," which, as the name suggests, is somewhere between a letter and a telegram. This is how it works: A customer of Western Union's Teleprinter Exchange Service (Telex) sends his message by Teleprinter to the Mailgram Computer Center, where it is automatically routed according to Zip Code to the appropriate destination post office. Here it is received on a similar Tele­ printer, removed and inserted in a distinctive envelope and sent out by regular mail carrier on the next scheduled delivery. Rates for the service average $1.10 for 50 words, which is less than for a telegram. So far, more than 98 per cent of 250,000 Mailgrams sent have been delivered on the next business day. Where distances are great and a two- or three- hour time difference exists, such as between New York and San Francisco, delivery can be made the same day. A big advantage Mailgram offers to businessmen is that it is not only fast but, like a conventional letter, provides a written record copy. Usage of the new service is presently limited to business firms, but by mid- 1971 it will be made available to the public in a number of cities to test its general acceptability. 515 North Main Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Sundays and Holidays other then February 22, November 11 by The Herald Publishing Company. JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor W. L. REITZ, News Editor MARTIN MAHER, Advt. Mgr. Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1897. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By carrier boy delivery per week $ .50 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties, where carrier service is not available, per year $15.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2, per year $18.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year $22.00 The Carroll Daily Times Herald is an ABC Daily Newspaper. The number of subscribers, recorded daily on permanent records and verified by the nationally recognized Audit Bureau of Circulations guarantees advertisers the paid circulation figures of the Carroll Daily Times Herald are accurate. Only an ABC newspaper can give assurance its stated circulation is accurate. Materialistic distractions. The Church is not playing its proper role. (Some say it is not keeping up with the times, but as many more say it is too involved in social and political issues.) Some additional observations made by those sampled: Young people from 19-21 were most pessimistic about the church scene. Church members shared the above four points as much as nonmembers. Opinion was universal. The trends described point to serious trouble for the institutional church which desperately needs young people to carry on the work and traditions of the Faith. But we shall make a colossal error in judgment here if we think that religious influence of institutions is the same as religious interest and pursuit of people. They may be going in different directions; the results may be maimfest in unusual and exciting ways as tradition yields to innovation and inspiration. Take the building thing. For the last five years new church construction has hit around $1 billion a year. That kind of money does not come from the bishop's purse or the board of deacon's treasury. It comes from the people who ride the bus to work, harvest the wheat and assemble the washing machines. Many thousands of families, when forced to decide between the building of a home or the construction of a cathedral, will in good sense look after the family. The crush of taxes, inflation and health care have finally forced a decision that means charity starts at home. On the other hand, you have a whole new breed of clergy that wants to build a fellowship of people, with or ^without bell tower. They know that bricks and stained glass and air-conditioned chapels are not what finally enlarges the Faith or extends the mission of Christ in the world. As this leadership takes hold across the country, young people will respond in new ways but will hardly pour their energy into old mortgages or new religious pentagons. Following is a list of bestsellers in Iowa as compiled by the Midland Booksellers Association for this week: Fiction 1. Love Story, Erich Segal 2. The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart 3. Islands in the Stream , Ernest Hemingway 4. Rich Man, Poor Man, Irwin Shaw 5. Great Lion of God, Taylor Caldwell Timet Hera Saturday aid, Carroll, fa. , Nov. 21, 1970 1 Non-Fiction Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, David Reuben 2. The Sensuous Woman, "j" 3. Inside the Third Reich, Albert Speer 4. Future Shock, Alvin Toffler 5. Zelda, Nancy Milford (Distributed by Iowa Daily Tress Association) THE IMAGE EMPIRE, by Erik Barnouw (Oxford, $9.75) Ending a fine trilogy on the history of broadcasting in the United States is Mr. Barnouw's final volume, covering the years 1953-1970. As with A Tower in Babel and The Golden Web, this book is a highly entertaining, though basically grim, recounting of consistent misuse of money and power. Herein are discussed the McCarthy hearings, quiz and payola scandals, the Kennedy and King news coverages, FCC finagling, stultifying "entertainment" fare, image advertising and much, much more of all the greedy merging of show biz, politics, merchandising and war with which the air-waves abound. Just in time for the final portion of this history is the noting of an awakening, at long last, of at least a few viewers listeners; enough to circulate empire- trembling facts proving all is not well in commercial TV and radio — and never has been. Mr. Barnouw has some hope for the Public Broadcasting Service if it isn't also throttled by politicians and sponsors. THE LUNACY BOOM, by William Zinsser (Harper & Row, $5.95) "Today in America the outlandish becomes routine overnight, and after that nobody gives it a second thought" says William Zinsser in the introduction to this collection of 30 or so of his columns reprinted from Life magazine. These essays, commenting on the outlandishness of life today in the U.S.A., range in subject matter from the new profanity in women to the new pornography in the arts to the new attitude on atomic tests. Take away Mr. Zinsser's wity writing and it's all pretty horrifying. And possibly not worth a second thought. AMELIA EARHART LIVES, by Lt. Col. Joe Klass with Maj. Joseph Gervais (McGraw-Hill, $7.95) For 33 years various "capture execution" stories have surfaced intermittently about "the most popular flyer in the world", Amelia Earhart, who disappeared in 1937 over Japanese-mandated islands in the South Pacific. This book by two former air force officers has a new slant: Miss Earhart is alive, at 72, and living in the U.S. as "Mrs. Guy Bolam". Mrs. Bolam vehemently denies any such thing. The theory here is that Miss Earhart spent World War II in a Japanese prison and later her life was bantered in return for a U.S. promise not to try Emperor Hirohito as a war criminal. This book is provocative reading and brings up a lot of points U.S. officialdom has never deigned to clarify or even acknowledge. — Kelly Adrian THE HOSPITAL, by Agatha Young (Simon & Schuster, $6.50) Readers who savor family chronicles with a medical background will enjoy Mrs. Young's second novel of a projected trilogy which began with I Swear By Apollo. The time is 1887, the locale a magnificent new hospital in New England, (w i t n floors, walls and a massive curving staircase, all of marble.) The central character is a lovely, young and sensitive female doctor, a rare creature in those long-before- Women's- Lib days. The drama of her struggles, both personal and professional, is played against a background containing authentic historical details of nineteenth century surgical procedure. A well written story complete with plot and climax for those who prefer the traditional to the inovative in fiction. THEN THERE GREW UP A GENERATION, by Thyra Ferre Bjorn (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, $4.95) Readers who have despaired finding a clean and wholesome book to read and give will find this novel by Lapland-born Mrs. Bjorn (author of Papa's Daughter and Papa's Wife) exactly to their taste. On the other hand, readers who are aware of current generation gap problems and/or who frankly enjoy today's sophisticated fiction will find the preacher Mark Car- tling and his family a bit too sentimental to be quite believable. The characters are not all without fault so conflicts arise, but with patience on the part of the minister and his wife all problems are solved to the reader's satisfaction. Though set out as a contemporary story, the novel has a late nineteenth century flavor. — Mary Ann Riley If I IP'' 'I |t_.jl p ;., _,] New Address Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Schrad of Carroll have received word that their son, who is stationed in Vietnam, has been transferred from the 4th Infantry to the 101st Airborne Division. His address is: Pfc. Leon Schrad; 482-66-4195; Co. D 2nd Bn. AMBL 506Inf.; 101st Airborne Div. (Ambl); APO San Francisco, Calif 96383. Daily Record Hospitals ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL Dismissals Nov. 20— Mrs. Chloris Schoeppner, Templeton Anthony Feld, Carroll Mrs. Gil more Gottsch, Westside Mrs. William Thielen, Carroll Mrs. Melvin Bandow, Manilla Women Entertain UPW Faith Circle (Times Herald News Service) WESTSIDE — Hilda and Malinda Rickers entertained Faith Circle of the Vail U.P.W.O. at their home Wednesday afternoon. Sixteen members and two children were present. The routine meeting was held, and a silent auction was conducted. Mrs. Earl Chapman was a co-hostess for the meeting. Dan Doyle of Chicago spent the weekend at the parental Keith Doyle home. Mr. and Mrs. John Kom of Lena, 111., arrived Saturday evening and were house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Wiebers until Tuesday. Ted Kraus entered the Manning General Hospital at Manning on Oct. 26th and underwent surgery.. MANNING GENERAL HOSPITAL Admissions Nov. 17— Homer Suiter, Lake View Minnie Rix, Manning Mrs. Frank Kemper, Manning Dismissals Nov. 17— Mrs. Kenneth Pedersen, Irwin Raymond Ehlers, Manning Admission Nov. 18— Tom Hargens, Manning Dismissals Nov. 19— Mrs. Ed Ochsner, Manning Adelina Niehaus, Templeton Birth- Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Paysen, Wall Lake, a son, Wednesday Birth Mr. and Schoenherr, ter, Friday Mrs. James M. Glidden, a daugh- Carroll Markets GRAIN Soybeans, No. 2 $2.80 Corn, No. 2 yellow 1.30 Oats 70 POTLUCK DINNER The St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will have their annual potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mrs. L. A. Smith, president, announced. Movies of their benefit auction will be shown. Denison and Lake City auxiliaries are the invited guests. Members are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service. NEW ADDRESS Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wieland of Carroll have received the following new address for their son who recently returned from a year's tour of duty in Vietnam: Sp/4 George B. Wieland; 478-58-0750; Co. A 1st Bn. 41st Inf. 2nd Pit.; 2nd Armored Division; Fort Hood, Texas 76546. TO SHOW CRAFTS MANNING — Mrs. Amanda Lamp of Manning will show Christmas crafts to members of the Pastime Club on Monday, Nov. 23. Members are asked to bring scissors and pretty used Christmas cards to take part in making the crafts. New Methods Used in Science Teaching By Robert Sterns (Carroll Education Association) Science is no longer thought of as a body of facts or a set of answers. The new trend in science deemphasizes the content of learned facts and places the emphasis on the processes of scientists. This procedure calls for the children to examine and make explorations of many things with a goal of learning how to observe and not necessarily remember particular facts and principles in relationship to the objects. The child's active involvement in his own learning is stressed by providing him with scientific equipment to manipulate in the solving of problems. Teacher demonstrations are still used but for a different purpose. They are used more often to raise questions and problems than to prove a learned scientific principle. Discussion periods have also changed over the past years. Greater importance is being p 1 a c e d on questions, and the quest for answers, the means of answering questions, and not just for the right answers. Teachers will question right answers with the same vigor as wrong answers. This requires the student to think, to use reasoning and to invent methods and explanations, with fewer learned facts. Science taught in the Carroll Elementary School resembles what scientists do. They observe, classify, measure, infer, make hypotheses and perform experiments. This does not imply the purpose is to make everyone a scientist. Instead we want an understanding of science, the ability to look on and deal with the world in the ways that the scientists do. Deaths, Funerals MRS. DOROTHY McMEEKIN LAKE CITY - Mrs. Dorothy McMeekin, 79. of Lake City, died early Saturday, Nov. 21, at Stewart Memorial Hospital here. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Huffman Memorial Chapel, Lake City, with the Rev. John Holland officiating. Burial will be in the Lake City Cemetery. Friends may cal at the chapel after 10 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. McMeekin was born Oct. 25, 1891, on a farm southeast of Lake City, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wareheim. She was married March 9, 1923, to John McMeekin, who died in 1963. Surviving are a son, Warren, of Lake City, and four grandchildren. Besides her husband, a brother, George Wareheim preceded her in death. Mrs. McMeekin was a charter member of the Pal-O-Mine Club. The Weather The Weather in Carroll (Daily Temperatures Courtesy Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 46 Yesterday's low 35 At 7 a.m. today 39 At 10 a.m. today 44 IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy Saturday night and turning colder northwest with a chance of occasional snow except southeast. Lows in Mrs. Rix Hosts O.E.S. Coffee (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — Past Matrons of Salona Chapter No. 231, Order of the Eastern Star, had a coffee at the home of Ha Rix on Saturday morning, Oct. 31. Other committee members were Esther Johnson, Letha Johnson arid Ruth Crandall. Ten past matrons were present. A Halloween theme was used in decorating. Routine business was carried out. The next meeting will be in November. Ninety persons had the fellowship of the Golden-Diamond age group at Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday, Nov. 1. Communion was served, followed by a program. Jon Ahrendsen showed slides of the Holy Land. A high school mixed quartet sang several numbers. Supper was served by Christine Mohr and her committee, and a social hour followed. . Bowling News HITS & MISSES LEAGUE TEAM STANDINGS POINTS Vern's Drive-In 28 Old Home 26'i Sharp's Florist 26 Drees' Plbg. & Htg 22 Wilt's Econowash 22 .Toe's Exec. Club 22 Moore Bros 2014 Dolezal Ins. 13 Joe's Paint Center 18 G-Mart 14 Auburn Lockers 12 B.P. Feeds 11 High Ind. Single Game- Men— Kenny Hackett 235 Larry Lasher 221 Paul Oswald 207 Women— Joan Huegerich 224 Irene Mahon 189 Elva Bernholtz 189 High Ind. Three Games- Men— Kenny Hackett 573 Tom Rogers 571 Larry Lasher 550 Women— Joan Huegerich 533 Elva Bernholtz 502 Irene Mahon 481 High Team Single Game— B.P. Feeds 199 B.P. Feeds 757 Sharp's FLorist 749 High Team Three Games— B.P. Feeds 22B9 Sharp's Florist 2109 Joe's Paint Center 2048 WOODCHOPPERS LEAGUE TEAM STANDINGS POINTS Red Carpet .. 44 Allen Travel Agency 31 261,4 25 23 22 201 i 20l'a SNOW the 20s northwest to upper 30s to low 40s southeast. Cloudy and colder Sunday with chance of snow becoming rain and snow mixed southeast. Highs in the 30s northwest to near 40 southeast. Weather A Year Ago— Temperatures in Carroll a year ago today ranged from a high of 46 to a low of 23 degrees. St. Anthony Hospital Bierl's Parkway Furniture Foley's Rest Home Golden Nugget Center Pharmacy Carroll Bowl Falstaff Beer Dart Service Dar-Robs Fashi-Tone 17/ 2 Modern Beauty Salon 1414 High Ind. Single Game— Sherry Snyder 191 Louisa Feltner 186 Nita Campbell 184 High Single Three Games— Nita Campbell 510 Gin Knobbe 492 Sherrv Snyder 465 High Team Single Game— Red Carpet j"* St. Anthony Hospital 829 Allen Travel Agency 817 High Team Three Games— Red Carpet f4l« Modern Beauty Salon 2320 Falstaff 2315 St. Anthony Hospital 2315 EAGER BEAVERS.LEAGUE TEAM STANDINGS POINTS Carroll Lumber 34 Crouse Cartage Tony's Lounge 26 Elk's 24 4 Corner Inn vp* Darlene's Lounge 24 Schlitzer's 23<4 B&H Super Valu 21 Bauer Livestock 17*,4 Dearduff's Vt • Whaley's Chevrolet ". 17 Peter's Motors " High Ind. Single Game— Kaye Riddle 205 Nita Campbell 204 Phyllis Petersen 198 Hiqh Ind. Three Games— Kaye Riddle 551 Eileen Pettitt 524 Phyllis Petersen .. 515 High Team Single Game— Crouse Cartage 925 Crouse Cartage 847 Tony 's Lounge 834 High Team Three Games— rrouse Cartage 2574 Whalye's Chevrolet 2428 Carroll Lumber 2389

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