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a place ID grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 105 Return Postage Guarnnteed Carroll, Iowa, Friday, May 3, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy 1 Enrollment in Kindergarten is Increasing Despite indications by the most recent census for the Carroll Community School District that the birth rate in the district is declining, kindergarten enrollment for the 1974-75 school year is ahead of what it was for the current school year. Figures released Friday by D. L. Steen, elementary principal for the school district, showed there are 22 more pupils signed up for kindergarten for the coming school year than at this time a year ago. Steen said on May 1, 1973, there were 243 pupils registered for kindergarten, while as of Wednesday there were 265 pupils signed up for kindergarten for the 1974-75 school year. Steen and Margaret Brady, a kindergarten instructor at Maple River who assisted with the report, said there are usually between 10 and 15 more kindergarten pupils who register in the summer — raising the actual enrollment figure. A new school census will be taken in June, but the last census indicated that the number of children from 0 to five years of age in the district had declined by 164 from 1964 to 1972. But Steen and Miss Brady said that while the birth rate may be down per family, more people are moving to Carroll because of the existing and new industry and for employment in other businesses and professions. Superintendent Allen N. Stroh said that although the school census indicates the birth rate in the district is declining, this is not reflected in the kindergarten enrollment. "The census report does not take into consideration the people moving to this area," Stroh said. The Carroll Community School District Board of Education, acting on the census report, voted to withhold a contract from one of the kindergarten teachers for the coming year until the results of the kindergarten roundup were known. Lora Farrell, a kindergarten teacher, accordingly submitted her resignation to the board last month after the board's decision. But meeting in special session Thursday noon, the board voted to rehire Mrs. Farrell because the kindergarten enrollment for Unemployment Down Again in Second Month WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's unemployment rate edged down from 5.1 per cent to 5 per cent of the work force in April, the government said today. It was the second consecutive month that the unemployment rate had dropped. Labor Department analysts considered the two-month decline significant but said it was too early to determine whether it was the beginning of a trend. Unemployment jumped from a SVa-year low of 4.6 per cent in October to 5.2 per cent in January, reflecting the Pollution Control Tax Break Passes DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The Iowa Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to a measure to provide tax relief for installation of pollution control devices. The bill, which passed 33-16, now goes to Gov. Robert Ray, who has indicated he does not support the measure. The measure would exempt air and water pollution control devices installed by industries, as required by the Department of Environmental Quality. It also would exempt those devices installed since Sept. 23,1970, the date controls became mandatory. Across the rotunda, the House passed a bill to appropriate $1.5 million to expand and improve state liquor warehouse operations at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. Rep. Frank Crabb, R-Denison, said the plan is to build a $1 million addition to the warehouse and use $500,000 to install an automated conveyer system, which would reduce breakage and the number of workers needed. The House voted for the second time to return Gen. Gren- ville Dodge's eight-piece sterling silver tea set to the Dodge House in Council Bluffs. Western legislators have supported returning the set to Council Bluffs from its present home at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. Dodge's daughter left the service to the state at her death. The Senate earlier approved an amendment to leave the service in Des Moines, and it was that amendment with which the House refused to concur. The Senate approved a bill to appropriate $400,000 to the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. The measure, which would require that a minimum of 30 per cent of each class entering the school be lowans, now goes to the governor. Gov. Ray signed 33 bills Thursday, including ones to require curb ramps for the physically handicapped on all new public.streets and to delay for one year mandatory adoption of the Home Rule Act by Iowa cities. Oration Winners — Mary Arts, left in front row, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Arts, Carroll, won first place in the Woodmen civic oration contest at Carroll Community junior high school. Sheila Furey, second from left in the front row, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Furey, Carroll, was the second place winner. Other participants in the contest, whose topic was volunteer community involvement, were, from left, in front row, Jim Schaefer, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Schaefer, Carroll; and Glorianne Collison, daughter of Ned Collison, Carroll. Participants in the back row, from left, were, Bob Blincow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blincow, —Staff Photo Carroll; Ronda Welch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Welch, Carroll; Joyce B ruggeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Bruggeman, Carroll; and Teri Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilson, Carroll. Judges for the contest were Richard Hogan, Ted Edwards and Deb Osborn. next year did not drop as they had expected. Stroh told the board Thursday "our enrollment indicates we will have as many students in kindergarten this year as we had last year. It does not appear that we will be able to eliminate any sections of kindergarten." Steen and Miss Brady said the school district is using five and a half teachers for kindergarten this year, but said the district will probably need six full time teachers to handle the load next year. There are currently 11 sections of kindergarten and Steen said it is likely 12 will be needed for next year. But the principal said "that depends on action taken by the board of education." Steen and Miss Brady said the figures in the census reports are not used exclusively for planning because they become obsolete quite rapidly with the mobile population. The possibility of adding at least one section for kindergarten will tend to compound problems of space for elementary classes, the two said. Currently, some kindergarten classes are held at Maple River. Steen said one of the reasons for the increasing school population at the elementary level for Carroll Community is that people are moving from the cities to the rural areas. Also, he said, many farm families are moving to town for job opportunities. In other action Thursday, the board of education accepted resignations from Rose Rush, a school nurse for Dedham, Willey, Roselle, Halbur and Templeton; Shirley Sunderman, director of the school lunch program; Joyce VonGlan, high school librarian; and Sue Rogness, downturn in the economy and the spreading effects of the fuel shortage. It remained 5.2 per cent in February before dipping to 5.1 per cent in March. Despite the recent decline, the Nixon administration has said it expects some increases in the. unemployment rate later this year, particularly during the summer as more teen-agers enter the work force. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 4.5 million Americans were without jobs in April. That was about 200,000 fewer than in January and February but still 430,000 higher than in October at the start of the oil embargo. Total employment stood at 85.8 million last month, about the same as in March. After rising rapidly during the previous two years, employment has shown very little growth since October, reflecting the lack of growth of jobs in the blue collar and service occupations, the government said. There also has been little growth in the civilian labor force, which was seasonally adjusted 90.3 million persons in April, about the same as in March. The labor force includes both employed and unemployed persons. The government said the recall of auto workers laid off during the Arab oil embargo helped manufacturing employment to rebound in April. The transportation equipment industry added 60,000 workers to its payrolls last month following three months of heavy job losses. Defends Role — Assistant Atty. Gen. Henry E. Petersen angrily has defended his handling of the initial Watergate investigation amid fresh doubts inspired by the White House transcripts. "I am not a whore." he bellowed to reporters questioning him Thursday. "You newspaper people are disappointed that I'm not a whore! And you can print that! I walked through a minefield and came out clean." McGills Moving to Omaha Dr. James E. McGill, Carroll, said Friday he is leaving the staff at the Carroll Medical Center to begin a three-year residency in radiology at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. Currently in general practice at the center, Dr. McGill said the specialist training will begin July 1. He said initially the residency will be at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha. The Carroll physician said details of when he and his family will move to Omaha have not been worked out, but said it will be before the residency program begins. Dr. McGill, a Nebraska native, graduated from the School of Medicine at Creighton University. He will have practiced in Carroll nine years in July — all at the medical center. Dr. McGill and his wife, Ann, have seven children. KILLED IN CRASH B 0 X HOLM', Iowa (AP)—Kenneth Blanshan, Webster City, was killed Thursday night when the car he was driving collided with a semi trailer truck four miles south of Boxholm at the intersection of a Boone County road and U.S. 169. 4 ' Suspects Released SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of seven men arrested in connection with a wave of "Zebra" murders here have been freed for lack of evidence, police say. Police Sgt. William Kearny identified those freed Thursday night as Thomas Manney, 31, a star football player at San Francisco State University in the early 1960s; Clarence Jamerson, 37; Dwight Stallings, 28; and Edgar Burton, 22. They had been booked for investigation of conspiracy to commit murder. Kearny said the four were released because it became evident "during the course of the investigation that no further procedures against them are feasible at this time." He said Chief of Inspectors Charles Barca planned a news conference on the matter today. But formal murder and other charges had been filed against the three other men still in custody—Larry C. Green, 22; J.C. Simon, 29; and Manuel Moore, 29, police said. They are to appear Monday before a county grand jury. The new developments were disclosed as Mayor Joseph L. Alioto was en route to Washington, D.C., to consult with U.S. Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe on his theory that an organization called "Death Angels" was linked to some 80 killings in California. Alioto says those 80 killings include 12 murders in a six- month period here in a case San Francisco police have code-named "Zebra" after a communications channel. Six other persons were wounded. All of the "Zebra" victims were white. They were shot down in apparent unprovoked attacks by young blacks, police say. Gerald J. Eissens and Bamboo Award - staffphoto Japanese Award to Carroll GE Product A timer faceplate produced in the decorative styling department of the General Electric plant here recently won a "Bamboo" award, equivalent to a red ribbon, for quality at a screen print trade show in Tokyo. General Electric in Carroll is a member of the Screen Printing Association, International. SPAI is composed of 730 companies in 58 different countries. Gerald J. Eissens, unit manager of the decorative styling department here explained how the Carroll plant entered the show. "Recently, I was contacted and asked for a sample of our screen printed parts for entry in a screen print trade show in Tokyo. I took one of the timer faceplates from a production run that was in process at the time, and submitted it to the SPAI headquarters in Falls Church, Va." The Japanese Screen Printers Association closed their three-day trade show and product fair March 26 and at that time presented 36 awards for product samples to companies outside Japan. Eissens said because the Japanese are know for their love of nature they do not give first, second or third place awards. Rather, they present, Pine, Bamboo and Plum awards, he said. "We here at GE do have some of the finest equipment and facilities, but I feel most of the credit should go to the people who have done the actual work," Eissens said. He added, "although the screen printing process was entirely new to our local people, they have demonstrated an amazin| ability to pick it up and produce quality parts." Eissens said the screen printing operation here has grown from 500 pieces a week to a present level of over three million screen printed parts in 1973. first grade teacher. Acting upon the recommendation of Stroh, the board voted to hire Shari O'leson as a sixth grade teacher for the coming year. Mrs. Oleson is currently teaching at Scranton. The board also voted to offer a contract to Kay Chambers who is currently teaching at Malvern. The board will also offer a contract to Ellen Alexander as a home economics teacher. Stroh said he has an interview scheduled with a candidate for the librarian position. Million Children Illiterate WASHINGTON (AP)-One million U.S. children aged 12 to 17 cannot read even at the fourth-grade level, according to a new federal report. Results of the special four- year testing program, suggesting illiteracy to be more pervasive than ever before realized, were termed "alarming and discouraging" by Dr. Ruth Love Holloway, the government's reading expert. The problem was found to be the most severe among low-income black males, of whom one out of five could end formal schooling without being able to read a simple paragraph. The National Center for Health Statistics, an arm of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, said the findings indicate that existing government definitions of literacy "might lead to serious underestimates" of the problem. Part of HEW's Health Examination Survey, the special reading tests were administered to a sampling of 6,768 youths between 1966 and 1970. Indictment Dismissed WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr. today dismissed a Watergate perjury indictment against Texas lawyer Jake Jacobsen, who was accused of lying about $10,000 allegedly earmarked for former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally. Assistant Special Prosecutor Sidney Glazer said a new indictment may be drawn up to remedy a technical defect cited by Hart in dismissing the original indictment. Hart ruled that Watergate prosecutors wrongly indicted Jacobsen for testimony that, because of its wording, was literally true. Jacobsen had been asked whether the $10,000 lay untouched in a Texas bank vault for 2'/2 years, but the question was prefaced with the words, "and it is your testimony ...?" Jacobsen answered, "That is correct." "Jacobsen in this case gave a literally true answer to your question," Hart told Glazer. "You didn't ask him if it is true. You only asked, 'is it your testimony?'... You didn't ask him if it is true or false," Hart said. Prosecutor Glazer protested, that "You don't have to ask him if his testimony is true or false when he's before a grand jury..." State is Sued for $750,000 DENISON, Iowa (AP)-The state of Iowa is being sued for $750,000 by Thomas P. Hunt of Denison, who claims the state's negligence was the cause of an auto accident that left him permanently disabled. The suit says Hunt's car crashed off Interstate 29 in Council Bluffs on Nov. 9, 1971 after he lost control on a bridge over some railway tracks. Hunt contends the state was negligent in not sanding or using chemicals on the bridge to prevent formation of frost. The state claims Hunt's failure to observe weather conditions and the speed he was driving caused the accident. The lawsuit is scheduled for trial in Denison Monday. Area Forecast Clear and cold again Friday night with lows in the mid to upper 30s. Sunny and warmer Saturday with highs in the upper 60s. Winds becoming light and variable Friday night. Credit Bill Before Senate for Final Action DES MOINES, Iowa ( AP ) — A bill setting maximum interest rates on consumer credit transactions and writing more than 30 consumer protection devices into the law was back before the Senate and what was expected to be final action Friday. The measure, the last major piece of legislation remaining to be completed before the 1974 legislature ends, was passed 71-22 by the House Thursday night. Legislative leaders driving to close out the session Friday on its 110th day predicted the Senate would accept House amendments and send it to Gov. Robert Ray for his signature. It appeared Thursday that a prolonged debate loomed over the 116 page measure. But after a long day of negotiations, Republicans, and Democrats agreed on a single amendment which reduced the maximum interest charges the Senate had put in the measure. The amendment, sponsored by Reps. James West, R-State Center, and Robert Carr, D-Dubuque, would make the maximum interest rate on revolving charge accounts 18 per cent on unpaid monthly balances up to $100 and 15 per cent on amounts over that. The maximum would be 13 per cent interest on consumer loans not involving open-end or revolving credit accounts. It also would restrict the right of lenders to take a security interest in the residence of a borrower who contracts for purchase of home improvement goods, and in clothing, personal articles and household furnishings and appliances. As the Senate passed the bill, it would have allowed a maximum 18 per cent annual interest charge for revolving charge accounts with a balance of $500 or less, and 15 per cent on the amount over that. It would have set a 15 per cent maximum interest on "closed-end" accounts. House Speaker Andrew Varley, R-Stuart, said there was an "informal agreement" between House and Senate leaders that the Senate would accept the House version. "They say it will be approved in pretty short order," Varley said. But Asst. House Minority Leader Arthur Small, D-Iowa City, said lobbyists for consumer credit interests are "pretty ticked off" about the House amendments are no doubt will bring heavy pressure on the Senate to reiect them. Many Iowa merchants charged interest of I'/z per cent a month, or 18 per cent a year, on revolving charge accounts up to last September, when the Iowa Supreme Court said interest in excess of 9 per cent a year violates the Iowa usury law. The legislature has been under heavy pressure from retailers ever since to allow higher interest rates on consumer credit.

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