Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 11, 1974 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Daily Times Herald , EDITORIALS Saturday, May 11, 1974 Jury Reform The effectiveness of the jury system depends in no small part on how it is perceived by those called upon to serve. If their experience generates hostility or diminishes their respect for that system, it suffers in some measure. This was pointed up recently in Detroit. Mrs. Helen Mueller complained to a federal judge that she and other were "herded around like animals, from one pen to another." while on jury duty. There was much else that she objected to. "Nobody says welcome." she told the judge, "or tells you what the rules are, or what your rights are, or what's going on around you. Most of the time you just sit, now knowing what it is you're waiting for.". Though it must be said in fairness that treatment of jurors differs from one jurisdiction to another, the picture painted by Mrs. Mueller will not seem unfamiliar to many who have done jury duty in various parts of the country. In this case the judge, U.S. District Court Judge Fred W. Kaess, agreed that Mrs. Mueller had legitimate grievances and told her that jury system reform was being tackled by a judicial committee. Courts in other jurisdictions where similar problems have arisen would be well advised to follow suit if they do not already have a reform effort under way. For. to draw a generalization from Mrs. Mueller's highly personal statement, no one wants "to be judged by a group of angry, frustrated people." Loitering American society purports to allow free reign to individuality so long as this does not interfere with the rights of others. In practice things are rather different: many communities seek to restrain conduct which, though it infringes on no one's rights, may offend some citizens' notions of respectability. Vagrancy and loitering statutes have been among the chief instruments of this tendency to curb some kinds of individual conduct. Such laws have been widely used to deal with "undesirables" whose mere presence displeases burglers with money in the bank and a press in their pants. Though vagrancy laws have taken a considerable drubbing from the courts in recent years, so-called loitering laws continue to flourish in many places. Some of them seek to place almost ludicrous restrictions on people who are doing nothing — that may be the puritanical sticking point, that "nothing" — to violate anyone's rights. In light of this it is good to learn that the United States Supreme Court will review a decision upholding a Dallas ordinance on loitering. A definitive opinion on the constitutionality of such laws would be welcome. The ordinance in question contains some palpably vague language. The crime of loitering is defined as "walking about aimlessly, lingering, hanging around, lagging behind, the idle spending of time, delaying..." All of which seems to fit the case of many a good citizen taking the air on a fine day. It will be interesting to see what the Supreme Court has to say- about this. AgnewRuling There are no acceptable grounds for quarreling with the Maryland Court of Appeals order disbarring Spiro T. Agnew. The former vice president's income tax evasion was a case of moral turpitude; his conduct, as the court noted, was marked by fraud, dishonesty and deceit. This makes him unfit to practice law. Some would plead for compassion, perhaps arguing that Agnew's disgrace has been punishment enough. More than punishment is involved, as the court made clear. Citing their duty to guard against lawyers' bringing the legal profession into disrepute, the judges said disciplinary procedures have been established, "not for punishment, but rather as a catharsis for the profession and prophylactic for the public." ..... Besides, as the court declared, it is difficult to feel compassion for an attorney who is so morally obtuse that he consciously cheats for his own pecuniary gain that government he is sworn to' serve, completely disregards the words of the oath he uttered when first admitted to the bar, and absolutely fails to perceive his professional 'duty to act honestly in all matters." , ,. .. The judges said another thing worth mulling over: "A lawyer who enters public life does not leave behind the canons of legal ethics." Advice Suddenly Turns Cold By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY : I was the housekeeper for a man and his wife for four years. His wife died rather suddenly, so he asked me to stay on, whick I did gladly. A few months later, he asked me to eat dinner with him. Then we started watching television together, and finally he came to my bedroom and I had an affair with him. This continued for about three months, and I was very happy about it, but suddenly he stopped being friendly and started to act like nothing ever happened between us. I couldn't bear it any longer, so I asked him why he didn't make love to me anymore, and he said he didn't love me—that no bells rang, and it never should have happened in the first place, and would I please forget it? Abby. how can I forget it? I am 40 years old and never was married. He is nearly 60. and I think I am in love with him. Now what? NO TOWN, PLEASE Dear No: Now you should wise up and tell the gentleman to find another housekeeper. (Maybe the next one will be a bell-ringer. (Don't remain in his employ. There is nothing ahead for you there but unhappiness and regret. DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law has a job as good as the one I have, but she doesn't budget her money, so consequently she is always in debt and she never has anything to show for her money. I am just the opposite. I shop around and spend my money wisely, and I have a very nice wardrobe. My sister- in-law is my size, so every time she sees me wearing something new she says: "When you're through with that, throw it my way." It makes me feel like I should give it to her after I've worn it a season, but I like to keep my clothes from one season to the next, and I really don't want to "throw" anything her way or anybody else's way. How should I handle it? If I say: "I'll keep you in mind." then I'm committed to give it to her. If I don't say anything, she can assume she'll get it eventually. I have given her a few things in the past, but I don't like to be rushed. Any suggestions? LIKES TO DRESS DEAR LIKES: I disagree. Silence doesn't necessarily imply agreement. But to avoid a misunderstanding, say: Viewpoint "I'm glad you like it, making any promises." DEAR ABBY: I was faithfully married for 18 years to a man I can only describe as a kind and considerate husband. He doesn't chase and is a good provider and a good father. Bed hasn't been very exciting for me for many years, but I put on an act for the benefit of his ego. He had no idea he wasn't the greatest lover, but I didn't know how bad he was until I ran into Jimmy, which is why I have this problem. Jimmy was my high school boyfriend who just happened to be in town (he travels) on business. It's a long story, but let me just say Jimmy and I have been meeting at a motel a few afternoons a month for the last five months. We're not "in love" (he's married, too) and nobody is going to leave anybody over this. We're just filling a need in the lives of one another. (His wife is a prude.) I never knew a 40-year-old woman, married for 18 years, could come to life the way I did. The problem is that the "act" has become harder and harder to keep up at home. Comparisons in techniques and results leave me a wreck! Now I'm in a trap of my own making. It was all right as long as I didn't know what I was missing. There is no way to approach this with my husband. I'd be apt to get one rap for complaining, and another for knowing the difference. At 40. I'm not ready to give up sex. and at 50. my husband isn't going to get any better in bed. Where do I go from here? "TRAPPED" IN MANKATO. MINN. DEAR TRAPPED: Go to the Medical School of your university and inquire about its course in Human Sexuality. (Minn. U. has one.) Trained teams are available for private counseling. Quit trying to kid your husband and suggest that the two of you take it together. When enlightenment replaces ignorance and inhibitions are broken down, miracles occur. But this is possible only when both parties sincerely want improvement. So if you want a more satisfactory love life with your husband, spend the energy. It will probably take far less than ail the cloak-and-dagger chasing around for a clandestine affair, and it's far more rewarding. Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Vol. 11 Is He or Isn't He By Bruce Biossat A sampling of expert political judgments suggests that, so far, Nelson Rockefeller simply isn't making the right kind of moves to advance him toward the 1976 Republican presidential nomination. His persistent denials of intent ("I am not a candidate") are widely viewed in the world of politicians and observers as foolish. The climate of the times, engendered by the horrors and deceptions of Watergate, doesn't allow for that brand of silly coyness today. From the moment of his resignation as governor of New York last fall, no appraiser of politics has felt that there was anything but self-serving political purpose in his creation of the so-called Commission on,.Critical Choices. Even if there were substantial contrary evidence, it wouldn't make much difference anyway. Americans are tired of commissions setting forth choices and goals. There is no hint that this one or any other today could serve well as anybody's presidential launching platform. But these things are only the start of Rockefeller's current problems. More damaging for the long haul is that he really seems not to have learned much about presidential nominating tactics from his past failures. In a way that cannot be disclosed Daily Times Herald MX .Niirth Cnurl Street Carroll. luw;i l>aih K.xccpl Sundays inul Holidays nthrr than Washing Inns Hirlli(lii\ anil Veterans Day. by the Herald I'lihlishiiiK t'liinpam .IAMKSW WILSON. Publisher IIOWAKDII WILSON. Kdilnr W I. HKITX. News Kditor .IAMKS II WILSON. Vice I'resident (lenenil Manager Knlcrcd as seemid-class matter Ml the post nllicf at Car. mil lima, under the act ul March 2. I8S7 Member ul the Assneiaiod I'rrss The Associated I'ress is entitled exclusively to thf u*r for rcpuhlieatinn nf all the local news printed in this newspaper as we'll as all AC dispatches olficial Paper ol l.'nunly and City Subscript inn Kali's ll\ earner l»i\ delivers per week IIVMAII. I'arrnll Cnunly and All Adjmnmn Ciiiiiilics where carrier service iMinl available, per year Outside nl I'arrnll and Alljiiinmu Counties in Xuncs I and2|H'r sear Allothcr Mail in the I'inled Slates, per \ear I W fJOOO B300 f'1700 here, he was put to a small but important test in this field some time back. His response was so utterly unsophisticated, after all these years. that it cast him in the most dismal light. Rockefeller is surrounded by some demonstrably able, charming, experienced sides. They have served him long and well in many ways. But the proof lies in history. Not one of them has the kind of sharply tailored talent required to get him enough national convention delegates to win a presidential nomination. Indeed, at least one or two still cling to the mythical notion they developed in 1968 that Rocky was on the verge of breaking open the race in its climactic Miami Beach phase and defeating Richard Nixon. The truth is his campaign that year, begun belatedly on April 30, was a fabric of error, of halfhearted effort, of misguided conceptions. Far from lifting him up, his Miami Beach undertakings only underscored his sweeping failure. In the intervening years, the peculiar magic that used to charge a room electrically when he entered it has slowly but surely diminished in force. Some would say it is gone. You can't pin it to age, though Rocky will soon be 66 and will be 68 at nominating time. He retains his vigor. What's working against him is that, to many politicans and voters, he's just been around too long. Polling brought that out in New York, and killed his earlier plan to seek a fifth term. His smiling face still bespeaks the warm-hearted man of good will. But it also stirs too many memories of ancient, bitter battles with the hard Right, of tilts with the backers of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Few Republican party realists wish to see a 1976 replay of that struggle. That's bad news for Reagan, too, notwithstanding polls showing him leading the GOP pack, Reagan gains today from residual voter attitudes which likely will take wholly new forms in 1976. There has got to be pain for Rockefeller in this outlook. He moved centerward, backed the President at crucial times, gained some acceptance in a once hostile South. Yet the signs strongly indicate the whole game has moved away from him and that the call next time will be for somebody altogether new to the presidential battlefield. Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, Saturday, May 11, 1974 No. 34 Prom Set in Saturday Park The candidates for Prom King and Queen pose for a royal photograph. They are: Iris Sibenaller. Denise Rupiper, Deb Auen, Amy Friedman and Michelle Danzer for queen; Steve Nees, Paul Glass, Nic Beiter, Bill Neumayer and Kenny Comstock for King. The winner of the election will be crowned tonight. Chorus Rates Superior in Group Music Contest The state large group music contest was held in Audubon last Friday and Saturday. May 3 and 4. The mixed chorus from Kuemper was in competition with the AA schools in Southwest Iowa. The group received a "I", or superior rating. The following songs were presented: "Sing Unto God" bv Paul Fetler: "Fa Una Canzona" by Orazio Vitchi; and "The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee" by Jean Berger. The pieces were all acappella. The chorus were judged on tone quality, technique, rhythm, interpretation, musicianship, balance, diction, intonation, and stage presentation. by BarbTrecker The Junior-Senior Prom will be held tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight, with music provided by the group Twentieth Century Ltd. The highlight of the evening will be the crowning of the Prom king •and queen, chosen from ten candidates nominated last week by the senior class. The candidates for queen are: Debbie Auen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Auen of Carroll. Michele Danzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Danzer of Carroll, Amy Friedman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Friedman of Carroll, Denise Rupiper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Rupiper of Roselle, and Iris Sibenaller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sibenaller of Halbur. The candidates for King are: Nick Beiter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beiter of Carroll, Ken Comstock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Comstock of Vail, Paul Glass, son of Mr and Mrs. Paul Grote of Mt. Carmel, Steve Nees, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Nees of Maple River, and Bill Neumayer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Neumayer of Mt. Carmel. The setting of the prom will center around a "Saturday in the Park" theme, decorated by the junior class with funds raised by them. Typical park scenery will provide a background, including trees, flowers, bushes, benches, and swings. The king and queen will be crowned in a simulated bandstand on stage. The refreshment area will be set off with umbrellas and tables, like a sidewalk cafe. There will be a balloon man to hand out helium balloons. The Carroll Drive-In Theater will be open tonight at 1:00 for a special showing of "Walking Tall" for the prom-goers. Ag Students Compete ByCathyLudwig On Wednesday. May 15th, Soil Conservation Day. four teams of Agriculture students from Kuemper will be participating in the Sac County Conservation Field Day near Sac City. The field day in its entirity consists of four contests, in which Kuemper has one team of three members enrolled for each. So far. Mr. Baldus. Ag teacher, has narrowed it down to four or five students in each category. He will not be sure which three will actually participate until the day of the contest. The first contest is soil judging. It involves writing a list to judge quality and depth, and then taking an actual soil test to determine the type of soil. Students in the soil judging category are Dan Weitl. Dick Schultes, Gary Mooney, Gary Pudenz, and DougRicke. A grass waterway layout is the second test. A written test is also completed here, along with an actual stake-out and measurements. Those participating are Bill Riesberg, Steve Vonnahme, Neil Glass, and Randy Kennebeck. The third area of judging is in contour. Again a written test, stake-out and measurements of depth, slope and size are completed. Participating students are Gary Schulte, Mark Schreck. Tony Vogl, and Bob Tigges. The fourth and final test is in tile drainage which indues a stakeout depth test, size and figuring actual drainage. Jim Halbur, Steve Hahn, Allen Eischeid, and Marty Greving are Kuemper's contestants. Student Leaders Voice Ideas As the year comes to a close. Student Council elections grow nearer and nearer. This year, there will be six candidate teams running for president and wee-president. views. We will encourage majority decisions in Student Council based on the opinions of the representatives. We make no political promises except that the will of majority will always carry weight in decisions. council representative wants. We would like to see the teachers treat the students with more respect, through a safe-guarding of personal property — including lockers — and better understanding. Pat Hall-President, Mark Pollastrini-Vice President: We feel we should be elected because we have the most experience in Student Council than any other pair of 2 candidates. We want to develop a school spirit that will strengthen student-teacher relations, student-student relations, and school-communities relations. We feel we can work in cooperation with students and teachers and not against one or the other. Student Council is an excellent avenue to continue humanistic growth. If elected we will give total effort to our school responsibilities. Bob Balk-President, Larry McLellan- Vice President : Our platform is centered around students rights and a broader involvement of the students in school activities. This would be accomplished through efforts to: establish a student-teacher-parent relation board in which all three work together in forming school policies and functions; get a uniform demerit system and make it; of their rights and privileges; and establish more extracurricular activites that get more students involved and make for a school built around spirit and unity. We feel these measures will work. Roy Dentlinger-President, Sue Slater-Vice President: We believe that we should be very careful in making promises because every promise which we make we plan to do our best to keep. We hope to get a lot of support because we represent the school. We need the students' support in the election and in next year's Student Council. John Schreck-President, Martha Whaley-Vice President: We propose to initiate real parliamentary procedure in Student Council next year. Minutes and records of all business will be carefully recorded and reported to all homerooms. We will strongly urge students to come to Student Council to give their Marty Thelen-President, Joe Goblirsh-Vice President: As the president and vice-president, we would like to try and get the students opinions by taking polls and finding out what everyone wants, not just what the Seniors, Think You're Ready to Face the World Alone? Tim Gleason-President, Jeanne Harman-Vice President: We are not going to make promises this year that we may not be able to keep next year. The thing we want to emphasize the most is that in order for the Student Council to be a success, the students have to be responsible, and they have to care. If the students care, we will be able to work for their rights. This will mean getting more students involved in the actual Student Council meetings, and all students involved in the ideas and objectives it will work for. We will lead if you choose us, but we will not be the Student Council — you will. By Boxanne Green For four year, the adult world, overflowing with wisdom, knowledge and the ultimate last word on morality, has conditioned and prepared the senior class of 74. Theoretically speaking, we are now men and women, ready to embark upon the world. Maybe. One may wonder just how prepared and eager we are to make our mark in the world. Perhaps, underneath our tough, fearless exterior, we are cowards, crying for mercy and willing to do anything to be allowed to stay; just don't send us out there ALONE. "Out there" lurks evil in the form of Blacks, hippie freaks who don't even work, and wild city women. Leaving the sheltering womb of Kuemper may prove traumatic. However, one thing instilled on us from the very first innocent days of our blossoming youth, may save us from extinction. And that, my conservative friends, is middle class, bourgeois competition.Perhaps, some of you are issuing skeptical cries of "Oh, no!" But one cannot deny that our values and goals are shaped — and we are pointed in the only right direction. How absurd to think that anyone would want to strive for happiness! What is happiness compared to winning?! (absolutley nothing, you fool!) What difference does it make if one is satisfied with himself — that doesn't count. Money is the only reality, you can get NO WHERE without money. Let's be practical. Why should we, trained for guerilla warfare, armed with the aspirations of success and carrying hand grenades of middle class morals, be afraid? We can conquer all those poor defenseless peons who are slaving away trying to be happy. Don't they know they'll be lost in the shuffle? Just remember, it's the A-student who succeeds, the winning athlete who'll make the money — we really have nothing to worry about. The way things look, we'll fit in just fine. PROJECT '74 CARWASH Today at St. Lawrence proceeds go to the Project '74 Scholarship Fund

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