Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 31, 1967 · Page 10
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Once a Spa, Now Polluted, Littered— Salt Lake Not (Phew!) for Swimming OGDEN, Utah (NEA) There is no natural wonder anywhere in the "United States which is a greater disappointment or a more tragic waste than the bitter, briny expanse of the Great Salt Lake. In a word, it stinks. The shore, thousands *f Irregular miles long, is littered with garbage, carcasses, inner tubing, rusting castaways and several million other objects which give off a sort of rotting stench. The water, what there is of it, is polluted with as much as 30 million gallons of sewage a day and, according to experienced natives, "it's like swimming in a septic tank." Even the air is putrid. One of the lake's few bathing beaches is located across the Times Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1967 11 road from a smelter factory and the winds are enough to frost the nostrils of a meat packer. In all, the effect is subduing. "We have some good roads at the lake," says one area critic, "and that's so all the asphyxiated visitors can get out of there quick." Actually, and unfortunately, there aren't many visitors going into or coming out of the Great Salt Lakes these days. Once a famous spa, the place is little more than a local sick joke now. In the first quarter of the century, millions jammed the public shores and sent home snapshots of themselves float- Percent Diversion is Offered for ? 68 Farmers may divert up to half of their feed grain (corn and grain sorghum) base acres to conserving uses under the 1968 Feed Grain Program. Information received by the Iowa Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) State Committee indicates that the program is similar to the 1966 program except that small increases in the corn loan rate and projected yields may provide higher payments for most farms. Following are pertinent details: Farmers may elect to divert up to 50 per cent of their base acres. The first 20 per cent will be without payment. (This is no change from previous years). Diversion payments will be made on diversion between 2C and 50 per cent of the diverted base acres. Small farm provisions art unchanged. Farmers with feed grain bases of 25 acres or less may divert their entire base for diversion payments. Price support payments, the direct payment made to partic ipating farmers, will be calcu lated by multiplying 30 cents per bushel price support pay ment times the projected yiel< times the planted acreage up t< half of the farm's base acres. Diversion payments will be paid to farmers diverting mor than 20 per cent of their base acres. Up to 50 per cent of th base acres may be diverted 01 all farms, while all the bas acres on farms with bases 25 acres or less may be d erted. Diversion payments will e calculated by multiplying 45 er cent of the price support evel ($1.35 national average, 1.31 for Carroll County) times he projected yield times the d d i t i o n a 1 acres diverted. Acres receiving diversion pay- nent are those between 20 and 0 per cent of the feed grain )ase on most farms. Due to an increase in average yields and a raise in the )rice support level from $1.30 lational average to $1.35 na- ional average, payment rates on additional diversion may be higher on most farms than they in the 1966 program. Lutheran Group Reelects Officers Local officers of Branch No. 804, Aid Association for Lutherans, were re-elected in a business meeting following a chili and oyster stew supper Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The slate i n c 1 u d e s Ted N. Krogh, president; Orren Grundmeier, vice president; and Don Petersen, secretary-treasurer. They will serve one-year terms. Thirty-five persons, including a number of children, were present for the supper meeting. Members also balloted on national board members of the Association. A. A. (Oje) Henning, district representative, spoke concerning benefits to members of the Association. Branch No. 1464, G1 i d d e n, will have a smorgasbord supper meeting there at 6:30 nexlt Sunday. HAS SURGERY Kim Stangl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent P. Stangl of Carroll, underwent surgery Monday morning at St. Anthony Hospital. She is in Room 114. COLD WAVE AHEAD! Moke Your HOME MORE Livable . . . Healthy . . . Comfortable ... with a NEW WEST BEND HUMIDIFIER all new HUMIDIFIER and air freshener new "water wheel" moisturizer freshens dry winter air in your home • automatic controls • 8% gal. capacity • quiet • adjustable air flow {rills West Bend's all-new Humidifier with "water wheel" action automatically replaces moisture that winter Beating drains from your home. Controlled, filtered, humidified air prevents dry-air damage to furniture; you feel more comfortable, loo, at lower settings oi your furnace thermostat. 4 Models Priced from $39 95 •nd up Witt fi Co. Business End ... of a Leatherneck in leadership training is shown in action at Quantico, Va., where young officers learn that one of the essentials of leadership is a good command voice. Students such as this one are taught to shout orders with precision and volume as the most basic form of communication. Train Hits School Bus, Six Injured WEVER (AP)—A Burlington Railroad freight rammed the side of a school bus at a crossing Monday, injuring the woman driver and the five children aboard the bus. None were hurt seriously. The Fort Madison School District bus was demolished as it crossed the track just north of here. One of the girls was thrown into a ditch, and the others were trapped in the bus wreckage. Engineer of the 23-car freight, Braxton Gilbert, 66, of Hannibal, Mo., said the bus stopped at the crossing, then suddenly pulled out in front of the train. Gilbert said he blew the whistle but was unable to stop. The bus was pushed some 600 feet down the track. Injured were the bus driver, Mrs. Guy Tuttle, 47, rural Fort Madison; Linda Chesnut, 15, her sister, Teresa, 13, and a cousin, Lynn Chesnut, 13, all of rural Wever, Steven Beebe, 15, and Connie Gintz, 12, both of Wever. Authorities said the accident occurred in rain and the crossing does not have an electric warning signal. UNI Faculty to Fight Loyalty Test Proposal CEDAR FALLS (AP) - The University of Northern Iowa faculty plans an all-out fight against a proposal to require a "government loyalty" test of prospective instructors at Iowa's state universities. At a special meeting Monday, the faculty established a committee to oppose "loyalty oaths anl anything that smacks of such" and to seek support of faculties at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. "We feel that loyalty oaths and any security checking is likely to have disastrous consequences," said Dr. Josef Fox, a UNI English professor. Six Black Hawk County legislators recently called for such loyalty tests when they urged that UNI English instructor Edward Hoffmans be suspended for his statements against the draft. The UNI faculty Monday said it supports university President J. W. Maucker's decision. ing in the salt buoyancy (27 per cent salt) while sipping soda and reading a newspaper. Tourists loved the crimson sunsets, the desert dry sun, and the feeling of wallowing in the middle of six billion tons of wet salt. Then, however, the lake began to dry. Fresh-water intake slowed down, some streams stopped altogether. Without the vital nourishment, evaporation and salt crystallization have swallowed up nearly a fourth of the water in the past 50 years. The receding waterline, nat- turally, has left dreary prairies of muck. Beach facilities have disappeared. The biggest — Saltair — is now vandal-ridden rubble, half a mile from any water. Some swim spots remain, but they are desperately grubby. Without the facilities, tourists have stayed away in droves. A few still motor down from Salt Lake City but the number is embarrassingly small. The number is so tiny, in fact, that the Utah Travel Bureau admits it doesn't even keep a lake visitor tabulation any more. In the Good Old Days . . . tourists jammed Great Salt Lake's beaches to sport in the buoyant waters. Today, it would be more like swimming in a sep- tic tank and resorts such as Saltair, pictured in its 1929 heyday, are deserted ruins. "There are a number of people who stop by for a look," says one authority, "but there are very few who go swimming. I'd guess that it has probably become the least-used lake in the nation." It may be official adds, condition of just as well, the With the present the lake, more visitors would only mean more disappointment. And that, in turn, would only further injure the state's image. "It's really sad," this authority concludes. "Once the lake was the biggest attraction in Utah. Now it is our biggest detriment." Despite it all, however, there is no overwhelming wish aming state taxpayers to restore the big pond to its original eminence. Through the years, conservation committees have been formed, fund-raising projects have been initiated, and state and national legislators have suggested superhuman efforts to block further lake deteriora tion. But action has been only spotty. There Is a bill in Washing on now which would turn one portion of the lake ~ Antelope tsland — into a national monument. And there is current state urging to turn the same island into a summer playground. There is also a plan under consideration which would partition the lake into salt and fresh-water areas. Dikes would be used to dam freshwater flows, thus creating isolated pools of purity. Still, progress is slow. Not enough Utah residents really care about the lake's recreational potential. They feel the water is ugly, barren and dying. They have no desire to spend money in what they consider a lost cause. Many officials agree, but for different reasons. They insist that any money spent in th area should go toward develop- ng industry to mine and process the lake's nearly untapped mineral wealth. And so the sides argue on. Meanwhile, the litter continues to collect on the shores of this shallow sea. Meanwhile, the tons of stinking sewage continue to flow. "It was lovely here once," says an old Mormon pioneer. "I had a lot of good times at this place. But now I'm old and so is the lake. I don't guess it'll ever be the same for either of us again." CARTER'S ITTLE PILLS. Taken by millions for over 75 years in homes like yours MOVE TO CEDAR RAPIDS Mr. and Mrs. Tom Millhollin have moved from Parkview Apartments in Carroll to Cedar Rapids, where Mr. Millhollin has employment with an engineering firm. Mrs. Millhollin is the former Pat Auen and was employed here in the office of Dr. N. J. Gradoville. WALLPAPER SPECIALS FOR WEEK-END DECORATORS! special selections— special values! exciting new Colors • textures - patterns! 19c 29c 39c 'J? and up You're smart to choose wallpaper ah JOE'S PAINT CENTER Jo« Dalhoff, Owner Carroll, Iowa It just doesn't mind how many people step on it... or how often. That's Bierl's kitchen carpet. It's dense short pile of high strength nylon pile was born to be abused. And to thrive on it. It's astounding ability to take punishment is hereditary. All of-our kitchen carpet has it. Some more than most. It never becomes footsore and weary. Doesn't even mind having chairs and tables dragged across it. And it's short sturdy nap discourages staining. Yet our kitchen carpet is so modest in price that even big families fit it into their budgets. It's so quiet too, that no matter how shabbily it's treated, it won't make a sound. Really costs little more in the long run than hard surface floor coverings. ni $8°° Only V amonth will carpet your kitchen.. BIERUS STORE OF FLOORS ^

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