Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 26, 1974 · Page 1
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Iowa a place to grow • Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 99 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Friday, April 26, 1974 — Eight Pages Delivered by Carrirr Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week Single Copy Tan Creti and Snook Named Magistrates Carroll County will be served by a new part-time judicial magistrate after July 1. Martin A. Tan Creti, Carroll, was appointed Thursday to replace Frank Gach, Carroll, who has been serving as a part-time magistrate since last July 1. The Carroll County Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission also re-appointed Raymond 0. Snook, Glidden, as the second part-time magistrate for the county. Snook has served with Gach as the first magistrates named in the county. Snook and Tan Creti were appointed to two-year terms after the six-member appointing commission reviewed applications from six persons. The two will take office July 1. The magistrate system, set up by the Iowa Legislature, replaced justices of the peace and mayors courts throughout Iowa. As Snook and Tan Creti are both attorneys, the job of the appointing commission was made ''simpler," the members agreed, since the law governing the appointment of magistrates states that first consideration shall be given for appointment to applicants who are licensed to practice law in Iowa. The new magistrates were the only attorneys among the applicants. The people who applied for the part-time positions, in addition to Gach, Snook and Tan Creti were DeLores Joens, Manning, former justice of the peace; Nancy A. Hansen, Glidden, former justice of the peace; and Michael J. Kelly, Carroll, a deputy sheriff. Snook's wife, Jane, had also applied for the position, but withdrew her application before the commission met Thursday afternoon in the Court House. Mrs. Joens and Mrs. Hanser had also applied for the position in A^ril. 1973. when Gach and Snook were originally appointed to the first magistrate term. Although the law said first Don Jones' to Host South African Girl A 17-year-old citizen of South. Africa has been selected as the American Field Service student at Carroll High School during the 1974-75 academic year. Karin Alexandra Hammer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hammer, lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her host parents in Carroll will be Mr. and Mrs. Don Jones. Karin received a diploma from McAuley House, a convent school in Johannesburg, last November. She is the youngest in her family and has two sisters and a brother. One sister, a nursing student, remains at home. Karin's other sister and brother are married and living some distance from Johannesburg. When the entire family gets together, they enjoy playing tennis or spending an evening out. Karin's house is shared with a wide variety of small animals and birds. The AFS student was active in school, particularly in sports. She was elected sports captain at McAuley House and competed in swimming, tennis and hockey events. She was also a debater for the school team and a member of the Johannesburg Junior City Council and Christian Life Group. Before her final ydar at the school, Karin participated in a leadership course. Despite her active extracurricular life, Karin ranked high in her class academically. She rated mathematics and biology as favorite subjects. Favorite pasttimes include reading and listening to most kinds of music. Karin said she speaks a fair amount of Afrkiaans. Karin is unsure of what specific career she would like to enter, but would prefer something in the scientific field. Along the way, she Karin A. Hammer would like t.o do some traveling. As an AFS student, Karin expects to find new friends and ideas. She is looking forward to representing her country here. This will be her first trip abroad. "AFS, being a completely new experience, could give me an understanding of more than one facet of life and perhaps make me a more interesting person, in all," Karin wrote in an essay for the A.F.S. application. Lease for Old Public Library is Signed by Historical Society The Carroll County Historical Society signed a three-year lease from the city for the public library building and elected officers at their meeting Thursday night. The historical society will use the building as a museum for Carroll County. "We look forward to the exciting challenge of changing the Andrew Carnegie Library building into an outstanding historical museum, one that the city and county can well be proud of," Mrs. Virgil Baumhover, president, said after the signing of the lease. The period of the lease will begin on the first day of the month after the library board vacates the building and transfers to its new location in the civic complex now under construction. The society discussed hiring a curator for the museum. Final decision on who will be hired will be made at a board meeting. All officers were re-elected. Mrs. Baumhover will serve as president; Lester W. Wilke, vice president; Mrs. Gary Hackett, secretary: and Mrs. Walter Liechti, treasurer. Board of directors members elected were Mrs. Capitolia Greteman, Templeton; Mrs. Harold Trecker and Mrs. Art Pottebaum, Halbur; Mrs. Dean Myers and W. R. Ferguson , Glidden; Dr. and Mrs. E. R. Henning, David Nieland and William Hundling, Breda; Mrs. Gene Wiese, Manning; Mrs. Margaret Hennings and Christine Mess, Arcadia; and Mrs. Ruth Woods, Coon Rapids. Directors named to the board from Carroll are Russell White, Mrs. William Frank, Mrs. Anna Harrington, Leonard Bromert, Ron DeLance, Paul DeShaw, Emmett Lahr and Robert McDonald. During the meeting at the courtroom of the court house, the society decided that annual dues will remain at $2 per person. The guest speakers, Mr. and Mrs. Howard McMinimee of Museum, see page 2 Clean Up Litter — Seventh and eighth grade students at Carroll Junior High School participated in the county clean-up and fix-up campaign by picking up litter along the Mount Carmel, Maple River and Lidderdale roads north of Highway 30. About 185 students in six buses were assigned areas of about 10 miles for each homeroom class. Members of the student senate and council participated. Front: Terri Wilson, Cari Williams, Mark Soyer and Jim Schaefer; back, Jean Grettenberg, Lori -Staff Photo Harmening, Brad Edwards, Jeff DeBower and Mike Reiter. Mrs. Marilyn Sudbeck's county special education class cleaned up the alley beside B & H Super Valu. The plastic bags were donated by Mid-States Finance Co. consideration will be given to attorneys, the appointing commission members agreed to review each application and then interviewed each applicant present in a closed session. Coming out of the closed session. Commission Member Ronald H. Schechtman, Carroll, submitted a motion that Snook and Tan Creti be appointed new magistrates. The motion was approved unanimously. Both Snook and Tan Creti will receive $4,800 a year for the rriclgistrate position. The magistrates, as set up by the Iowa Legislature, handle all misdemeanor cases in the county, and civil suits of up to $1,000. The magistrate office is on the second floor of the Court House. Gach." .who served' as a justice of the peace here for 11 years before being appointed to the one-year magistrate term last year, said he will set up a bill collecting business when the new magistrate term Retail Sales Here Increase by 20% A 20 per cent increase in Carroll retail sales for the final quarter of 1973 was reported by the State Department of Revenue Friday. Sales during October, November and December of last year totaled $13,691.159, Approve Funds for Regents DES MOINES, Iowa AP — Legislation to establish a state department of transportation, Gov. Robei-1 Ray's No. 1 legislative priority, received final passage 59-37 by the Iowa House Friday. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The Iowa House has completed legislative action on & bill to appropriate more than $28 million dollars to provide cost of living pay increases and funds for capital improvements and other purposes to the state board of regents institutions. Passed 93-1 Thursday, the bill goes to Gov. Robert Ray to be signed. It provides money to raise the pay of more than 15,000 employes of the Regents and provides money to make adjustments in the Board of Regents' merit employment system. The Iowa Senate passed 32-17 a compromise bill to create a Department of Transportation (DOT) and sent it to the House for action on the amendments. Approval action came quickly after the Senate accepted a conference committee recommendation 31-19. The bill was passed without the controversial rider that would allow 65-foot twin bottom trucks on the state's highways. A bill to appropriate $4 million to improve railroad service in Iowa was passed 39-10 by the Senate. Under the measure money would be appropriated to the Energy Policy Council (EPC) to study transportation and to provide financial assistance to railroads in Iowa. The measure now goes to the House — which hasn't yet taken action to create the EPC, one of Ray's legislative priorities. Property tax exemptions would be granted to industry for construction of devices to prevent air or water pollution under legislation passed 55-39 by the House. The measure Legislature, see page 2 according to William Hammen, vice president of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce Retail Bureau. This represents an increase of $2,279,753, or 20 per cent of the same period in the preceding year, Hammen added. For the quarter, Carroll ranked 23rd in retail sales among all Iowa cities while standing 31st in population. Cities with larger populations than Carroll but with fewer retail sales were Ankeny, Boone, Charles City. Fort Madison, Indianola, Marion and Urbandale. Storm Lake and Atlantic are the only cities smaller than Carroll approaching its retail sales volume with sales of $12.623.951 and $11,678,026 respectively. Quarterly sales for the neighboring county seats were Audubon. $4.435,199: Denison, $8.167,206; Harlan, $7.749,882; Jefferson, $5.895.150; and Sac City, $4,549.436. Each of these cities showed increases in their retail sales for the fourth quarter of 1973. 2 Killed in Crash The bodies of two teen-agers were found in the wreckage of an automobile near Manilla early Friday, the state police radio operator at Denison reported. They were identified as Diane Hinners, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hinners of Manning, and Paul Robertson of Manilla. The bodies were taken to the Ohde Funeral home at Manning. Details on the accident were not immediately available. The state trooper who investigated the accident, Jim Hibbing of Denison, had left on a trip to Sioux City, the district patrol office said, and could not be contacted at once. Services for the two young people are pending "at Manning and Manilla, the funeral home reported. Robertson's parents formerly lived in this area but are now believed to be residing in the southeast part of the country. Identification of the bodies was delayed, it was reported, because the couple was in a borrowed car and had no identification of their own. APPROVE PROGRAM DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A bill to appropriate $237,500 to replace federal funds for 19 community action programs has been approved for Senate debate by the Senate Appropriations Committee. begins. Snook, 33, is a former Carroll resident and a graduate of Carroll High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University in 1969, and graduated from the Drake University law school in 1972. Formerly an attorney with the Minnich and Neu law firm here, Snook has opened his own law office in Glidden. Tan Creti, 28, was born in Carroll and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1969. He received his law degree from Creighton University, Omaha, in 1971. He began practicing law in Carroll in October of 1971. Members of the appointing commission include James C. Smith, Carroll, District Court Judge;. Margaret Schwabe, Breda, chairman; Norman Soyer, Glidden; W. C. Arts, Carroll; Claus Bunz, Manning; andSchechtman. Perry Group Visits City — —Staff Photo A delegation of 17 Perry business and professional people was in Carroll Thursday afternoon to inspect the urban renewal area. Greeting the group was Warren Morlan (left) commander of the Carroll Colonels. From Perry are Mel Shanda, vice chairman of the Perry Industries; Carl Beers, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce; Bob Courela, executive vice president of the Chamber and Mrs. Virginia Poffenberger, city councilwoman. The group toured the new buildings and beauti fication program. Sweeping Portugal Reforms LISBON, Portugal (AP) —Junta leader Antonio de Spinola announced today sweeping reforms in the one-day-old coup in Portugal, including breaking up the political police and holding free elections within a year. The 64-year old general, who swept to power in a military revolt that overthrew the 42-year-old dictatorship, also announced he was firing all civil governors both in Portugal and its overseas provinces, and all members of the cabinet. Spinola said former Premier Marcello Caetano and President Americo Thomaz had been sent to the island of Madeira. He did not say if they would face prosecution. Speaking to newsmen, Spinola said he was dissolving the one-house National Assembly, and he told questioners he would permit a multiparty political cabinet. But he did not say if Communists or Socialists would be included. Railroad Bill Passes DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)- The Iowa Senate has passed a bill to appropriate $4 million to improve railroad service in Iowa. The measure, which passed 39-10 Thursday, would appropriate the money to the Energy Policy Council (EPC) to study railroad transportation and to provide financial assistance to railroads in Iowa. The measure now goes to the House, which hasn't yet taken action to create the EPC, one of Gov. Robert Ray's legislative priorities. Tax Bill Breakthrough DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A Senate-House conference committee made major breakthroughs Friday on a compromise plan to exempt food and prescription drugs from the 3 per cent sales tax. The Senate originally passed the measure with a narrow definition of food and included drugs and artificial limbs on the exempted list. The House amended the bill, expanding the definition of food to include anything that could be purchased with federal food stamps, and added heating fuels to the list. The House version also would have exempted non-profit hospitals from paying taxes on goods and services they received. Patrol to Intensify Crackdown on Speeders By Harrison Weber tiy Iowa Daily Press Associatien DES MOINES — During the first month of lower maximum speed limits, state troopers wrote 60 per cent more speeding tickets than for the same period a year ago. Still, Highway Patrol Chief Howard Miller isn't satisfied and intends to intensify the patrol's efforts to crack down on speeders, particularly on Interstate 80. "No matter how many troopers I have to pull out to get the job done, we're going to slow down traffic on Interstate 80," Miller vowed. At a given time, Miller related, he may have a dozen troopers patrolling Interstate 80. "We're going to triple that at least,"he declared. Weather permitting, the patrol has three of its airplanes hovering over the Interstate each day trying to spot speeders. Iowa's new maximum speed . limit of 55 mph went into effect on March 1. During the next 31 days the patrol issued 7,218 tickets to drivers for speeding, compared to 4,314 tickets written in March of 1973. Of the 7,218 drivers cited to appear in court for speeding last month, 6,055 were driving passenger cars, 1,113 were truck drivers, 22 had cars pulling trailers, 12 were commercial bus drivers, 3 were school bus drivers and 13 were motorcyclists. In addition, the patrol wrote 10,209 warning tickets last month to motorists who were just barely over the speed limit; a year ago in March the patrol issued 6,753 warning tickets. A number of motorists have written to Miller complaining about cars and trucks exceeding the 55 mph speed limit. Many of these people made reference to driving at the speed limit on Interstate 80 and being passed by cars, and especially trucks. "It has become exceedingly difficult'to catch truckers speeding on the interstate," Miller commented, "Because of the truckers' use of citizen band radios. "Many truckers apparently are willing to run the risk of getting caught speeding and paying the penalty," Chief Miller said. Once the patrol's radar units become active Miller said it's not long before the word has spread across the state to the truckers through citizen band radio conversations. The patrol has resorted to some innovative ideas in an attempt to counter the trucker's use of'CBradios. For i xample, the patrol is using a Volkswagen as one of its radar cars. More than one person, Miller remarked, has been surprised to learn that the radar gear was in a Volkswagen or in a pick-up truck. He quoted one trucker as saying: "I never thought the patrol would stoop so low as to use a Volkswagen." Col. Miller emphasized that the Volkswagen is not used as a chase car, just radar. Trucks comprise roughly 25 per cent of today's traffic on Interstate 80, according to Miller. But, he added, truckers are not being tagged Speeders, See Page 2

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