Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 7, 1974 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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towa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 108 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, May 7, 1974 — Fourteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per Week 15c Single Copy Council AgainTablesElectrical Unit's Bid The Carroll City Council for the second week in a row, tabled a recommendation from the city's electrical board that the city's electrical code calling for the use of conduit in apartments over two dwelling units remain unchanged. But at a special meeting held Monday evening the council did set Monday, June 17 at 4 p.m. as the date for the public hearing on the city's proposed 1974 paving program, Final action on the project is expected to be taken following the meeting. Following a public hearing Monday evening at which there Were no written or oral objections, the council did rezone a tract of land on the southeast corner of Highway 71 and 18th Street from R-l (residential) to A (multiple-family). That tract is the site for a proposed 45-unit townhouse apartment complex, some units of which could be ready for occupancy later this year. The council also voted to deposit $3,325 as the city's share of providing traffic control signals at the Maple Street railroad crossing in Carroll. Last week, the Iowa State Commerce Commission ordered that the traffic control devices be installed, with the state paying 90 per cent of the cost and the city 10 per cent. Maintenance of the equipment will be shared by the state and by the Chicago & North Western Railway Company. Several weeks ago a petition signed by nine general contractors in Carroll requesting the city's electrical code be changed to permit multi-family housing buildings of wood frame construction in the city to be wired for electricity with approved service entrance cable and non-metallic Romex instead of the metal conduit pipe. The letter received by the council last week from the board recommending that the code not be changed did not give any reasons for its recommendation, and some councilrnen said they would like to have those answers before they take formal action on the request. But at Monday's meeting. City Manager Arthur Gute reported the board had not met again and he had been informed that the board was going to stand on its recommendation. Councilman Darwin Bunger said he wanted to go on record as saying he was disappointed "that the electrical board did not do as we asked, and that was to give us reasons for their decision." Bunger said the figures he had been given showed a considerable cost savings could be affected by the change. Mayor William S. Farner said he had hoped the board would have met and taken into consideration the number of units, number of floors, etc. Later the mayor said he, too, was real disappointed they didn't hold another meeting. Following a discussion among the council and the contractors present, Mayor Farner appointed a committee of councilrnen Lew. Voyles and Wes Knauss, and Gute and public works director Leo Clark to meet with the electrical board to discuss the situation. The committee is to report back to the council next Monday evening. In other action, the council approved the purchase of a fire and emergency warning siren to be installed on the Carroll County Court House. The county Board of Supervisors had given its final approval Monday morning, after the architect who had designed the Court House had submitted plans on how it should be installed. The siren will cost $2,100, but an estimate of the installation price was not available Monday evening. Council approval for a $1,500 donation to help finance the cost of the Carroll Little League program for this summer was also given. The council again asked that a detailed accounting of how the money is spent be given to the council at the end of the Engineer Favors Parking Removal Last week. Mayor William S. Farner told the city council that formal Iowa State Highway Commission approval apparently had not been given to the city's beautification project on Highway 30 in downtown Carroll. The city had received approval from a district engineer, but apparently the project had not been approved by officials in Ames. Since the project began, the commission had received a letter complaining about the project, that it was removing parking spaces but not providing a like number of replacements, and a highway commission official, James Reid, district three traffic engineer, had been in Carroll to check on the project. In a letter to J. R. Coupal, Jr.. State Director of Highways dated May 1, Reid said: "On Monday, April 29, 1974, I reviewed the parking and tree plantings along the extension of U.S. 30 between Carroll Street and Main Street in the City of Carroll with regards to the inquiry and/or complaint of the interested resident and taxpayer of Carroll, and your letter of April 23, 1974, to her." "Preliminary approval had been granted the consulting firm with some restrictions and suggestions by letter from District Engineer Walter Morris on January 2, 1973. for the planting of the trees, thereby removing approximately two (2) parallel parking spaces on each side of the extension of U.S. 30 in each block. This we felt would enhance the ability to parallel park in the designated areas and also would cause less disturbance to the travelling public." "Mr. Robert Felsburg, of the consulting firm, had been in contact with District Engineer Morris regarding the work to be done: however, in the midst of requesting permission to do the construction work on the street, he left his present employer for employment in California. In the interim the City of Carroll was under the impression he had obtained the necessary permission for the work to be done." "In my opinion, the removal of the four (4) parking spaces in the two- block area should be welcomed by the Iowa State Highway Commission. In fact. I am not suggesting this, but "no parking" at all along these two (2) blocks would enhance the movement of through traffic." "In summation, this interested resident and taxpayer should be happy that any parking at all is permit- te,d by the City of Carroll in this area and should welcome the efforts of the city in "dressing up" their community." Templeton Poster is Best in the State Wants Job — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said Monday he would like to be president and would make a decision on the race by late next year and possibly earlier. He acknowledged he will have to face questions about Chappaquiddick if he runs, but says he already has given all the answers. 7 Co-Ops Rent 515 Rail Cars DES MOINES—Seven Iowa grain co-op elevators are leasing 515 covered hoppers to haul grain to gulf ports. All of the hoppers are to be painted\pink with the name of the appropriate elevator in black on the side. The elevators involved in this unique project are located at Albert City, Creston, Farnhamville, Harlan, Klemme, Ralston and West Bend. They will operate under the name of United Purchasers Association. Gail Schmitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schmitz of rural Templeton, has been named state winner of the third annual state junior high school anti-litter poster contest sponsored by Keep Iowa Clean, Inc. A ceremony in the office of Gov. Robert D. Ray Tuesday Traffic Deaths Down in April DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)— Traffic fatalities in Iowa during April were down 34.4 per cent compared with the same month last year, but the number of bicyclists and pedestrians killed increased, according to figures released by the Iowa Public Safety Department. A total of 67 persons died in fatal crashes in April, 1973, but the number dropped to 44 during April, 1974. However, five pedestrians were killed this April, compared with three killed in the same month last year. Two bicyclists died during April, 1974, but no such deaths were reported during April, 1973. "The emerging fatal motor vehicle crash picture is reason for optimism, but other factors suggest caution," said Safety Commissioner Charles Larson. "The increase in deaths of pedestrians and bicyclists may be a warning signal." morning, which included the eight area finalists and their parents, marked the successful conclusion of the contest. Gail represented Area 6, northwest central Iowa. She is an eighth grader at Halbur-Templetoh parochial school, Templeton. Runner-up was Susan Roach, representing Area 7, southwestern Iowa. She is the daughter of Mr. and "Mrs. James D. Roach, Council Bluffs and an eighth grader at Lewis Central Junior High School. Miss Schmitz received from the governor two plaques symbolic of her state and area winning, and a $100 U.S. savings bond. Miss Roach received an area plaque and a $50 bond. Other six area winners received plaques and $25 bonds. All will receive pictures of themselves and parents with Governor Ray. Posters of the eight state finalists will be displayed for one week in the outer ceremonial office of Governor Ray, who is honorary chairman of Keep Iowa Clean, Inc. Area Forecast Mostly cloudy with chance of showers or thundershowers Tuesday night, lows in mid 50s. Partly cloudy with shower chances diminishing Wednesday, highs in lower 70s. Rainfall chances 50 per cent Tuesday night, 20 per cent Wednesday. Coffee Nerves: Anxiety DETROIT (AP) —Unrecognized "coffee nerves" could lead you to a psychiatrist and months of useless treatment with calm-down drugs, a psychiatrist said today. Too much caffeine in coffee, tea or cola drinks can bring on all the symptoms of an anxiety state, said Dr. John P. Greden of Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital in Washington, D.C. Drugs can help in true anxiety states but may not work against the effects of too much caffeine, he said. Doctors should routinely ask patients about their caffeine intake, Greden suggested to the American Psychiatric Association. Over-doses of caffeine can bring such symptoms as nervousness, irritability, tremulousness, occasional muscle twitching, sensory disturbances, attacks of diarrhea, insomnia, irregular heartbeat, drop in blood pressure and ev t en circulatory failures, he said. A doctor could interpret it all as an anxiety attack. Greden told of reviewing records of 100 psychiatric patients, 42 diagnosed as having anxiety, with no question ever having been asked about caffeine consumption. He cited a new case of a woman, 27, suffering attacks of headache, lightheadedness, tremulousness, and irregular heartbeat two or three times daily. The symptoms developed over a three-week period. Rejecting a diagnosis of anxiety reaction to something in her life, she did her own detective work, tracing the symptoms back to her purchase of a fresh-drip coffee pot. "Because this coffee was 'so much better,' she had begun consuming an average of 10-12 -Staff Photo Old Screen Comes Down — The framework of the old movie screen of the Carroll Drive-In Theater stands tall behind the new screen—but not for long. Jim Mitchell of the J. F. Mitchell and Sons Company. Carroll, and Joe Van- derheiden. Carroll, Monday were in the process of removing the steel structure. About a third of the old screen was ripped apart by high winds last June while a movie was being shown. Brandt Quits in Bonn Political Crisis; Party Names Schmidt Initial delivery is for 310 railroad cars; the cars are leased from North America Car on a 10-year contract. They will be used to cups of strong, black coffee transport corn and soybeans per day, more than 1,000 milli- primarily to gulf ports, but grams of caffeine." eventually to the Pacific That's four times the 250 Northwest, and to Norfolk, Va. milligrams considered a large j , dose. When she reduced coffee Each covered hopper can consumption to norrTui l, her n •* n •* rv «•» f\ t tf\f4n\r' C* VM^in/IO * symptoms disappeared. An Army officer took calm- down drugs for 14 months without effect. His dizziness, butterflies in the stomach," transport, at today's $10,000 worth of corn. This means the fleet of 515 cars could carry a total of $5 million worth of corn. Prices _ . 1 A 1 l_ I WV»\lVN*» ».»«*rfU *•« V**Vr «_IWV«» IM^«»I for soybeans are about double diarrhea and other complaints the price for corn. went away when he cut back The hoppers are to be from consumption of as many delivered starting this spring as 14 cups of coffee daily, through September of next interspersed with three or four year. cola drinks. BONN, West Germany (AP) — West Germany's ruling Social Democratic party nominated sharp-tongued Finance Minister Helmut Schmidt today to succeed Chancellor Willy Brandt after Brandt's unexpected resignation. Brandt, 60, whose "Ostpoli- tik" policies for East-West detente won him the Nobel Peace Prize during his We years in office, fell victim to a spy scandal on top of state election setbacks for his socialist party. Foreign Minister Walter Scheel, Brandt's vice chancellor and the leader of the junior partner in the coalition government, took over the caretaker cabinet left by Brandt. He will serve until Schmidt's election by the lower house of parliament. Heinz Kuehn, deputy chairman of the Social Democrats, told newsmen Brandt himself proposed the 55-year-old finance minister as his successor. Schmidt was nominated by the party's presidium and a caucus of its members in parliament was called for later today to approve the nomination. Kuehn said Brandt would retain the chairmanship of the party, despite his retirement from the government. The Social Democratic spokesman emphasized that the party would continue its alliance with the Free Democrats, whose 41 seats in the lower house give the government a majority of 46 instead of leaving it 36 seats in the minority. Word of Schmidt's nomination was immediately sent to a Free Democrat caucus, and no opposition was exoected there. The chancellor's resignation letter to President Gustav Heinemann Monday night said Brandt took "political responsibility for negligence" in appointing a spy for East Germany, Guenther Guillaume, to an important post in the chancellery. Political experts said Brandt also resigned because of the recent setbacks in state elections and opinion polls that showed support for his policies had dropped to about 30 per cent, down from 43 per cent as late as last October. And one senior American official in Washington said Brandt's customary vigor and enthusiasm had been replaced in recent months by a puzzling and alarming apathy. The political crisis caused by Brandt's resignation was considered the worst in West German history and was expected to have repercussions far outside Germany's boundaries, especially among its partners in the European Common Market. West Germany is the Market's economic giant, the chief counter to the persistent French drive to dominate the Brandt, See Page 2 season. Mayor Farner also appointed Councilman Lou Galetich to work with Little League officials during the season. Council approval was also given to the installation of a street" light on the northeast corner of Fourth and Adams Streets and to the expenditure of $329.71 from revenue sharing funds for architectural work in connection with the construction of the new Community Center. The next council meeting will be held next Monday, May 13 at 5 p.m. at the City Hall. Special Election Nov. 5th Voters in four Carroll County precincts will go the polls Nov. 5—the same day as the general election—to fill an Iowa house vacancy caused by the recent death of Rep. R. G. (Hap) Miller, D—Rockwell City. Miller died April 30, five days before the 1974 legislative session ended. He represented the 47th district, including parts of Sac, Calhoun, Greene, Pocahontas and Carroll Counties. County Auditor W. C. Arts Jr. said Tuesday Carroll County votes in the special election will be cast in Jasper, Kniest and Sheridan townships and the town of Breda. Polling places are located as follows: Jasper, Lanesboro; Kniest, Mt. Carmel; Sheridan, Lidderdale and Breda, town hall. Arts said slightly more than 400 votes were cast in these precincts in the last primary election, as follows: Jasper, 92; Kniest, 109; Sheridan, 85; Breda, 118. Gov. Robert Ray announced the election date Tuesday. Ray explained in a letter to Calhoun County Auditor L. E. Albrecht, "While it is clear under the Iowa Code that the governor must declare a special election to fill this vacancy, I selected the date of the general election ... to minimize the expense of the additional election." Middle East Talks Start NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger flew to Cyprus today to discuss with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko the prospects for a disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces battling on the Golan Heights. Gromyko, who came to Cyprus after a two-day visit to Syria, requested the meeting. The hastily arranged session was viewed as an effort to give the Russians a visible presence in the Middle East diplomatic effort—and to forestall Soviet obstruction as Kissinger pursues his shuttle diplomacy between Israel and Syria. A senior U.S. official told newsmen Kissinger hopeld his meeting with Gromyko would "nudge disengagement along." 30,000 Children May Benefit From Busing Bill DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—A measure requiring local public school districts to transport private school students to their schools may benefit some 30,000 Iowa school children. "The legislature estimated that this legislation might cover about 28,000 students, but I think that is a little low, School Budget Review Committee to pay for extra buses and other necessary equipment. Wiley said he has "no idea" how many new buses will be required by local districts. He said it usually takes eight months for delivery of a new bus after it is ordered. The busing measure said Sam Wiley, a consultant replaces a bill passed a year to the School Budget Review ago requiring public school districts to provide auxiliary such as special Committee of the State Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The bill signed Monday by Gov. Robert Ray appropriates $4.4 million to the DPI. Half of the funds will be used to transport private school students, the remaining half go to the services, education and remedial education classes, to private schools. None of the $4.4 million approved last year for auxiliary services has been spent because that act has been tied up in a federal court suit. Supporters of the auxiliary bill believe the three-judge federal court will rule the measure unconstitutional, thus freeing that money for the busing measure. To make sure, the busing bill also revokes the auxiliary services bill. Supporters of the bill think the measure could pass a court test, citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the 1940s that ruled a similar measure in New Jersey constitutional. They said the money appropriated would not go to the private schools, but would go to the public schools only to assure that private school stu- Public school officials will be forced to consider the needs of non public school students in determining bus routes, she said, adding that the route Q|J|J^eiiia»»VtV» 1 v»-H»-*»--— - ~- ' • »J ( fcl » V» fc»J **»* \rt***J **• »» tr*~*fj "O test by a group that says the manipulations will result in uring out the nee ds" of non- bill represents an illegal higher costs for fuel, mamte- pu bH c schools, as covered un- mineling of the affairs of nance, replacing buses and der the new law. -ing drivers. dents received transportation to school. However, the new law which becomes effective July 1 also appears headed for a court high school students who live more than three miles from school. Wiley said some local districts "already are busy fig- church and state. Mrs. Arlene Jens of Davenport, president of the federation of church and state separationists, said the group anticipated challenging the constitutionality of the bus bill within two months. She said the measure violates the U.S. Constitution because there is no way to separate the transportation of students from other functions of education. pay The measure allows public school districts to provide transportation in any of three ways—furnish buses and drivers, contract with transportation companies or reimburse parents for transporting the students to private schools. The measure requires transporting elementary school children who live more than two miles from school, and "It will be hard to figure, because you don't know which of the three options or combination of them the district will use,"he said. According to state figures, there are about 620,000 children attending public schools and about 43 per cent of those (about 266,000) are bused. There are about 63,000 parochial and private school children in Iowa.

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