Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105—No. 78 Return Postage Gunmnieed Carroll, Iowa 51401, Tuesday, April 2, 1 974 Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Roy Each Evening for 60c Per Week Single Copy Delay Lifting of Controls in Inflation-Prone Sectors Stall Photo New Press in Operation — Excitement mounted Monday night in the press room of the Carroll Daily Times Herald in anticipation of the moment when the Cottrell five-unit web offset press would be started and the first offset paper would roll off. Times Herald Publisher James W. Wilson, right, hit the start button for the first run, and James B. Wilson, center, vice president and general manager, turned up the printing speed. Standing with the Wilsons is Pressman Jim Kerper. The newspaper moved its entire operations last weekend from its former location on Main Street to 508 North Court Street. We're Having Problems, But They'll Soon Clear Up By JAMES B.WILSON There was a guessing game going on at the Times Herald starting a few days ago. The question being asked was what time would we go to press on Monday, the first day we converted from letterpress to off set. Some guesses were sensible. Some far less than optimistic. One person who was involved in moving us from our Main Street location to our new home predicted we wouldn't get to press at all on April 1. One employee agreed. But his prediction was even more precise. His written (and signed) prediction was a press time of 2:13 a.m. Tuesday! Actually, the last paper rolled off the new press about 9:30 Monday evening, about 7'/2 hours later than our normal press time. The delay can be shared by most all of us. The news department had difficulty writing headlines to fit the new column measure. In fact, many were rewritten. The composing room was disorganized and the personnel unaccustomed to working with tiny slivers of paper rather than metal lines of type. In addition, the Comp- Star 191, the most sophisticated phototypeset- ting machine in the new plant, became inoperable early in the afternoon, for reasons that are too involved to relate. Suffice it to say, it was necessary for two individuals to make a trip to Des Moines to get the necessary parts to put it back in operation. The camera and platemaking departments also ran into their own, numerous difficulties, from registration of pasteups, negatives and plates to problems with the processors and moisture on negatives. And the pressmen on their first time out, with many people on hand to watch the memorable occasion, had some difficulty in getting the correct ink setting and plate registration. But we all learned a great deal Monday and we feel things will improve rapidly. Needless to say, we are all pleased that the first day is behind us. Our coleagues in the newspaper business who have gone through this conversion before us, say the first week is by far the worst. And they say it usually takes' about three weeks before feeling comfortable with the new process. We apologize for the delays you are encountering in receiving your paper. We hope these delays will be less and less each day. And we feel a debt of gratitude to many of you for the kindness and understanding you have shown. We pledge we will do everything in our power to improve the situation as soon as possible. We are working hard toward the goal of a 2 p.m. press time. Several Times Herald employees arrived at 7 a.m. Monday morning and did not leave the office (not even to eat, lunch was brought in or they "brown bagged" it and most ignored the supper hour) until after 10 p.m. Monday night. For some, a 14 or 15 hour day has been a way of life since last Wednesday. As a sidelight, I did ask Joe Jordan, the press erector from the Cottrell Company who is staying here this week to train our pressmen, how many newspapers he had worked with over the years went to press on time the first day of conversion from letterpress to offset. His answer? None. There was some consolation in the answer. But at the same time, no one is more anxious for us to get back on our regular schedule than we are. We hope it is soon. And in the meantime, we ask for your continued cooperation and understanding. WASHINGTON (AP) -The Cost of Living Council is leaving until last the lifting of wage and price controls from industries it considers to be the most inflation-prone in the economy, including food, steel and health. However, the council lifted controls Monday from 165 other industries in its biggest action yet to decontrol the economy in advance of the April 30 deadline for ending most if not all controls. Industries included in the latest decontrol action were banks and other financial institutions. the apparel industry, hotels, motion pictures and furniture and home furnishings. Abuse Bill is Passed by Senate DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A bill aimed aU- reducing the incidence of child abuse in Iowa was passed 39-1 by the Senate and sent to the House Monday. Sen. Minnette Doderer. D- lowa City, chief sponsor of the bill, said the measure is aimed at breaking the cycle of battered children. "Today's battered child becomes the battering parent of tomorrow." Mrs. Doderer said. She said teaching parents not to abuse their children would prevent those same children from eventually abusing their children. The measure switches the emphasis from punishing the parent to convicing the parents to change their ways, she said. Under the bill, doctors, social workers, psychologists, school employes and employes of day care centers would be required to report all child abuse cases to a child abuse information center under the State Department of Social Services. Other persons would also be encouraged to report child beatings to the bureau. That information would be confidential and available only to persons who needed to know the facts such as social workers and doctors. After receiving the reports - of child abuse, county social service workers would investigate the case. Mrs, Doderer estimated that 80 per cent of parents who abuse their children can be rehabilitated and become good parents. "Usually parents cooperate" when they are approached about the child abuse, she said. "They don't want to harm the child. They're emotionally upset and the child is the most handy victim of their temper," she said. Mrs. Doderer told the Senate that neighbors are more likely to report parents when they know the parents would be helped rather than jailed. Council director John T. Dunlop said these industries did not have serious inflation problems, but it nevertheless was likely there would be some price increases. Dunlop said the industries remaining subject to controls were those where inflationary pressures were considered the worst. Besides food, steel and health, industries still subject to controls include copper, retail auto sales, machinery, construction and wages of state and local government employes, including school teachers. However, unless Congress grants a last-minute reprieve to the administration's controls, all controls will end April 30. The administration has asked authority to continue controls in some specific areas, such as health and construction, but Congress so far has indicated it prefers to let the entire program die April 30. There is some disagreement within the administration on how serious the price bulge might be in some areas when controls are lifted. Top administration off- cials, including Treasury Secretary George P. Shultx, and Chairman Herbert Stein of the Council of Economic Advisers have indicated they feel the ending of all controls would have little effect on most prices, although they give at least luke-warm support to the proposal for continuing selective controls. Dunlop has publicly warned that health costs could rise sharply without some continuing controls, and council officials are known to be concerned that prices in steel, food and construction also could get out of hand. About 24 per cent of all consumer prices and 27 per cent of the labor force remained subject to price and wage control after Monday's action. Industries decontrolled Monday. by category, included: Manufacturing — apparel, leather goods, tools, motor vehicles and passenger car bodies not covered in the Dec. 10 exemption for the auto industry, photographic equipment and clocks and watches. Wholesale trade — auto tires and tubes, furniture and home furnishings, lumber and construction materials, sporting goods, toys, apparel, cnemicals and beer. Financial institutions — banking, credit agencies, life insurance and real estate agencies. Services — hotels and rooming houses, auto repair and parking garages, motion pictures and other amusements, legal services and educational services except for public em- ployes. Iowa Liquor Sales Top $85 Million Ready Pool— -Staff Photo City crews have been working to prepare the municipal swimming pool for its Festival Slated The stage band and swing choir of Carroll Community High School will compete Saturday in the Midlands Jazz Festival at Fremont, Neb. About 45 students and John Erickson, band director, and Roger Hansen, vocal director, will attend. About 1,200 high school students from Nebraska and Iowa are expected to participate. Six vocal groups and three instrumental groups will be chosen to perform at a concert Saturday night. The festival is sponsored by the Midland Lutheran College. Carroll students will leave Saturday morning. They will stay in Fremont overnight to see a concert of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, the college choir and Dave Brubeck's jazz group on Sunday night. opening, planned for Memorial Day, May 27. Monday a crew was laying a new recirculating line around the Priemeter of the pool which will change the water in both the big and wading pools at least three times every 24 hours. Other work being done before the opening date includes scraping, painting and calking tne entire pool area. w By Iowa Daily Press Assn. DES MOINES — Liquor sales in Iowa in fiscal 1973 topped $85 million, marking the tenth consecutive year that a record has been established. Net income from these sales also reached an all-time high, $23.6 million. These profits when combined with other income and tax collections, pushed the total revenue of the department to over $38 million. Many factors have contributed to this sales and profit increase. Perhaps the most significant, over the long run, being the advent of liquor-by-the-drink in Iowa on July 1. 1963. In the ten years since this legislation became effective total sales have risen from $44.6 million to their current level. Today fully one-third of all sales recorded by the department are made to those who resell the merchandise by the individual drink. In 1973 sales to these licensed retailers rose 15.4 percent, while purchases by individuals for home consumption climbed only 6.4 percent over the previous year. A report on the fiscal year ended last June 30th notes that in the previous 12 months 19 and 20 year olds were given the right to drink. In addition to adding thousands of lowans to the number of eligible consumers, this act also allowed many young adults from the more restrictive bordering states to make purchases in Iowa taverns and liquor stores. Though it is impossible to measure the exact impact that these new consumers had on liquor sales, there is no doubt that they were a major contributor to the record increases of 1973 with revenue from liquor sales jumping from $77.8 million to $85 million. The Legislature reduced the legal drinking age to 18, coinciding with the age of majority, effective last July 1, so further increases in sales are expected this fiscal year. . Other factors influencing sales, according to liquor officials, included the continuing "wine boon," and influx of buyers from Minnesota, and the conversion of more retail stores to self-service. The increased popularity of wine in Iowa has continued to produce additional revenue. Sales in 1973 rose nearly 30 percent, more than double the national average. While much of this rise can be attributed to so-called pop wines, sales of table or dinner wines also registered substantial gains. BOARD TO MEET The quarterly meeting of the Advisory Council of the Northwest Regional Library System will be held Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. in the meeting room at the Sioux City Public Library. Tough Traffic Safety Bill Approved DES MOINES,.Iowa (AP)— The Iowa House passed a measure Monday which could allow authorities to order habitual traffic violators to stay off highways for up to six years. The measure, which passed 61-23, now goes back to the Senate. . Under the bill a person could have his driving privileges revoked for six years if he is convicted of three serious violations within six years. The House also passed a measure to require corporations engaged in farming or livestock feeding operations in the state to report their activities annually to the secretary of state. The bill, which received a 60-24 affirmative vote, now goes to the Senate. It was promoted by farm interests concerned that vertical integration in agriculture may someday completely control meat production. Across the rotunda, the Senate passed a measure which would require snowmobiles manufactured after July 1, 1975, to have good mufflers. The bill passed 43-0 and returns to the House for consideration of amendments. The House-passed measure started out as a bill to make it easier to change registration on the vehicles when they are resold. But the Senate adopted an amendment by Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-Sioux City, which extended the bill. Senate Majority Leader Clifton Lamborn, R-Maq- quaketa, says the Seante Thursday will consider ammendments to a bill to allow public employes to bargain collevtively. / The Senate passed the bill last year, and the House debated the measure more than two weeks last month before giving it final approval. But before approving it, the House added a severe antistrike amendment which the Senate must now consider. The Senate confirmed 42-0 Gov. Robert Ray's reappointment of George Garcia, Iowa City, to the State Civil Rights Commission. Senate Minority Leader James Schaben, D-Dunlap, Called on Republican leaders to see that a conference committee on sales tax exemptions meets soon. Schaben said Democrats are concerned because Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu and other GOP 'leaders had said the committee would be delayed until the closing hours of the session. And they said the context might be changed to a different type of tax relief from the Senate-passed bill to exempt food and prescription drugs. Schaben said the Democrats feel they have been shut out. $225,000 Bell Projectr- The northwestern Bell Telephone Company has embarked on a $225,000 project designed to meet the growth in demand for telephone service here, Carroll Northwestern Bell manager Wayne Weeks said. The project involves extending the underground conduit from Twelfth Street to Eig- theenth Street along the east side of Main Street, from Main Street to Grant Road and from Main Street to North West Street on the south side of Eighteenth Street. One advantage of the underground conduit system is that the company can add underground cable in the future without disturbing the parkings, —Staff Photo Weeks said. The conduit is designed to last about 70 years. The seven concrete boxes, like the one above, in the project will be underground work areas where lines can be spliced and branched. The Anchor Construction Company, Omaha, is the contractor on the job.
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