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Iowa a place to Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 105 — No. 122 Return Postage Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, May 23, 1974 — Ten Pages Delivered by Carrirr Rr>y Each Evening for ROc Per Week "I C- Single I «J C Copy 19.6 Million to County in Federal Funds During '73 Federal assistance received by Carroll County during Msca) year 1973 totaled $19.62 million, according to a report released Thursday by the Iowa Office for Planning and Programming. The greatest share of the money came under the Department of Health. Education and Welfare with an outlay in Carroll County of $7.85 million, Department of Agriculture funds in fiscal 1973 amounted to $6.'47 million. Carroll. Breda and the Carroll County Conservation Board shared federal grants totaling $224,167 during fiscal 1973. The grant to Breda, for $97,870. was to help fund construction of wastewater treatment works with a new lagoon, lift station and force main. That grant was matched with $32.630 local money. Carroll received a grant for $121,397 for its urban renewal project, with the conservation unit's grant of $4.900 went to acquire a 62-acre tract of land known as the Middle Raccoon River Access. Identical local matching funds were also Snyder Ordination Saturday The Rev. Mr. Gary Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Snyder of Breda, will be ordained in the Roman Catholic priesthood at 10 a.m. Saturday. May 25. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Carmel. The Most Rev. Frank H. Greteman. D.D.. bishop of Sioux City, will be the ordaining prelate. Fr. Snyder will celebrate a mass of thanksgiving at 2 p.m. Monday at the church in Mount Carmel. An open house and reception will follow the mass in the parish school hall. The Rev. Mr. Snyder attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel grade school and graduated from Kuemper High School in 1964. He attended St. John's University at Collegeville. Minn., and graduated in 1968 from Loras College. Dubuque. receiving a B.A. degree in philosophy and mathematics. In the fall of 1968 he entered Immaculate Conception School of Theology at Conception, Mo., and continued his studies there through the spring of 1971. He has taught mathematics at Gehlen High School, LeMars, and Spalding High used in the purchase of the 62 acres. Also in the figures released Thursday was a report on the federal revenue sharing received during fiscal year 1973. During that time the county government received a total of $427,939. while the City of Carroll received $147,545. Other towns in the county and the total amount of revenue sharing funds they received include: Arcadia. $2.151; Breda, $2,757; Coon Rapids, $13,823: Dedham, $2.549; Glidden, $11.081; Halbur. $2.803; Lanesboro, $906; Lidderdale. $1.213: Manning. $28.882; Ralston. $1.302: Templeton. $5.275; and Willey. $349. The two largest items under the Department of Health. Education and Welfare for federal assistance to the county were Social Security retirement insurance and Social Security survivors insurance. The Social Security retirement outlay in the county amounted to $4.23 million, while the survivors benefits paid to persons in the Fr. Gary Snyder School. Granville. He completed his studies in theology at St. Paul's Seminary. St. Paul, Minn., this past year and has received a master of divinity degree in pastoral theology. This summer Fr. Snyder plans to complete his master's work in guidance at Creighton University. Omaha. He has one brother. Tom, of Lake City, and two sisters, Karen of Omaha and Kaylee. at home. Area Forecast Generally fair through Friday. Lows Thursday night in lower 50s. Highs Friday in lower 70s. Top Donor — Lynn Hoffman, Roselle, shows Jerold D. Nicol, a first time blood donor, one of the containers for a unit of blood. Hoffman has donated 59 pints of blood, about six times the amount in an average person's body, in Carroll since 1952. Both men plan to give blood Tuesday, when the Red Cross bloodmobile will be set up at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. county totalled $1.47 million. Feed grains production stabilization payments to the county between July 1, 1972 and June 30.1973, amounted to $3.94 million, while federal commodity loans to the county totalled $1.31 million, the report said. Counties in the Carroll area and the amounts they received in federal funds during fiscal 1973 include: Audubon, $10.23 million; Calhoun, $36.65 million: Greene. $15.89 million ; Guthrie. $13.63 million; Crawford. $29.22 million; Sac. $16.31 million; and Shelby. $16.39 million. Calhoun County received one federal grant during the fiscal year, that of $4.000 to develop an eight-acre park known as Manson Community Park. That grant was matched with an identical amount of local funds. Denison received a federal grant totaling $34,542 in fiscal 1973 to construct a public outdoor recreation area with tennis courts known as the Northside Recreation Area. Denison matched the federal grant with an identical amount. Schleswig in Crawford County received a grant of $20.020 for the addition of aeration equipment to wastewater treatment works. A grant of $5,000. matched with $2,000 local funds and $3,000 private money, was given to the state archaeologist for restoration of the Dow House, a local landmark near Dow City. Greene County received a $750 federal grant for Civil Defense emergency operating centers. The town of Shelby in Shelby County received a federal grant of $88.500 for the construction of a new waste stabilization lagoon and interceptor sewer. The town matched the grant with $29.500. Shelby County also received $263 in two other federal grants for Civil Defense. Revenue sharing money coming to the Audubon county government totaled $244.317 for the year. Cities and towns in Audubon County and the money received from revenue sharing include: Audubon, Smith to Give Memorial Talk District Court Judge James C. Smith, of Carroll, will deliver the main address at the Carroll City Cemetery as part of the annual Memorial Day observation Monday. Invocation at the cemetery will be given the Rev. Bruce A. LeFebvre of Holy Spirit parish. The Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the Maurice Dunn Post No. 7. American Legion in conjunction with the VFW, will start at South Side Park at 10 a.m. Monday. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held in the Kuemper High School auditorium starting at • 10a.m. Parade marshals will be Don Tigges and Jerry Schenkelberg. Participating in the parade, to be led by the American Legion honor guard, are city officials, firemen. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, members of Carroll's Army reserve unit, two saddle , clubs, the Kuemper High School band and several girls' 4-H units. James Smith Soaring Newsprint Prices Face Papers NEW YORK (AP) — Newsprint producers have redirected tight paper supplies into a world auction in search of the highest bidders. And the move is causing concern in the newspaper publishing business. In the United States, newsprint now costs $213 per ton, up from $175 per ton a year ago. A ton makes about 7,000 copies of a 24-page paper. Some major suppliers of the U.S. companies have already announced that the price Will go up again this summer. Harold Anderson, chairman of the American Newspaper Publishers Association (ANPA) says price increases already have upset the normal cycle of doing business and additional hikes would cause "enormous budgetary problems" for American newspapers. The United States is by far the world's biggest consumer of newsprint, using 11 million tons annually. Japan, the No. 2 consumer, uses 2.4 million tons a year. In Europe, producers are successfully charging about $300 a ton and more for newsprint this year, compared with $200 a year ago. In South America, the price averages about $350 a ton; in the Middle East and India, prices for paper range up to $500 a ton; and in East Africa, where publishers pay the highest prices in the world, Canadian and Scandinavian producers command $700 a ton while black marketbrokers do a lively business at up to $84 a ton. On July 1, Canadian and Scandinavian producers, the world's leading exporters, are raising their asking price as much as 20-25 per cent more worldwide. What effect has the soaring prices had on newspapers? A number of American papers have had to boost newstand and subscription rates. In Brazil, Rio's 0 Jornal, once the flagship of Latin America's largest publishing empire. Chateaubriand Communications, closed in early May. $44.317; Brayton. $1,971; Exira, $14,887; Gray. $1,439; and Kimballton, $3,361. Calhoun County received $239.081 in federal revenue sharing during fiscal 1973. Calhoun county towns and their revenue sharing payments include: Farnhamville. $4,481; Jolley, $500; Knierim. $2.546; Lake City, $24,703; Lohrville. $6.053; Manson, $22,475; Pomeroy, $9,849; Rinard, $729; Rockwell City, $36.385; Somers, $2,189: and Yetter, $293. Federal revenue sharing received by the Crawford county government amounted to $404.237. Crawford county towns and their payments include: Arion, $1.647; Aspinwall. $1.369: Buck Grove. $684; Charter Oak, $5.711; Deloit. $2.464; Denison. $85.190; Dow City. $4.689; Kiron, $3,623: Manilla. $15.223; Ricketts, $1.161: Scheswig. $6.066; Vail, $3,508; and Westside. $4.523. Greene County received $213.564 in revenue sharing in fiscal 1973. Towns in Greene County and their revenue sharing funds received include: Churdan. $6.673; Dana. $644; Grand Junction. $9.363; Jefferson. $58,840; Paton, $1.466: Rippey. $2,581: and Scranton, $6,763. Revenue sharing for the Guthrie county government amounted to $298.059. Guthrie county towns and their payments include: Bagley, $1.626: Bayard. $6.412: Casey. $4.808; Guthrie Center. $23.346: Jamaica. $1.206; Menlo. $1.742; Panora. $7.422: Stuart. $15,220: and Yale. $1.341. The Sac county government received $293,021 in revenue sharing funds during the year listed. Sac county towns and the amounts they received in revenue sharing were Auburn. $1.800; Early. $5.711; Lake View, $15.372: Lytton. $3.314, Nemaha. $714; Odebolt. $19.204; Sac City. $30.097; Schaller. $10.354- and Wall Lake. $4.169. The county government in Funds, See Page 8 Geo. Marget Dies; Retired Businessman George Marget, 73, of Carroll, former manager and part-owner of the Carroll Creamery, died about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Regional Hospital after a six-month illness. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church by the Rev. James McAlpin. Interment will be in the Mt: Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Thursday. The rosary will be recited Thursday at 8 p.m. and Friday at 3 and 8 p.m., the latter by the Knights of Columbus and St. Lawrence parishioners. There will be an Elk's memorial service at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Mr. Marget was born April 13,1901, at Isanti, Minn., a son Marget, See Page 8 Facelifting Project -Staff Photo The project of beautifying the buildings in the central business district and on its fringes which were not razed under urban renewal for new construction got under way Wednesday. The first building to get a new look in the project is the Anderson Shoes building on Adams Street. Gene Huelshorst Painting Company of Carroll began painting the upper story of the building Wednesday. In all, 42 buildings have been suggested for facelifting under the project. The project will be accomplished through construction of some canopies, painting, using shutters and brick painting. Working on the Anderson building were Gene Huelshorst, left, and Lee Vonnahme. ISEA to Push for Fair Dismissal Procedure DES MOINES. Iowa (AP)The Iowa State Education Association will push in the legislature next year for a fair dismissal procedure for teachers, says ISEA President Robert Creighton. . He told a news conference Wednesday that teachers are being fired at a near record pace around Iowa this spring, partly because of a financial squeeze on school boards, but also for reasons not related to teaching performance or money problems. As a result, he said, hundreds of older experienced teachers are "teaching in fear—fear that they may be the next to be fired. "ISEA does not believe this creates a good learning environment for students. ISEA feels that teachers are entitled to the same rights of due process afforded to other public employes." Teachers aren't getting due process now because of shortcomings of the continuing contract law. Creighton said. He said under that law. any teacher who is fired can request a public hearing but it is held before the same school board which voted his dismissal. "It is time to eliminate the kangaroo court situation teachers now have where the board serves as both judge and jury." Creighton said. "If competent teachers are to do an effective job in the classroom, they must have protection against the political and economic pressures that now threaten their job security." He said ISEA will try to change the law so that any teacher being fired can appeal to an impartial board similar to those that hear appeals under civil service systems. "We believe that reasons for firing a teacher should be limited to performance in the classroom obtained through evaluation procedures jointly developed by teachers and administrators." Creighton said. The ISEA-this spring has had requests from more than 500 educators for assistance because of contract problems with local boards. It has provided legal and staff support for 60 members who asked private conferences and 13 who demanded public hearings, and has 32 cases ending in court to protect the rights of teachers, he said. Creighton said many of the contract problems have been caused by the legislature's freeze on school property taxes and tying state school aid to enrollment. He said this places small school districts with declining enrollment in an "economic strait jacket" and some boards feel the only way out is to replace experienced, higher-paid teachers with beginning teachers. No teacher who asked a public hearing on his dismissal this spring has been able to retain his job, even though in every case students and parents have gone to bat for the teacher, Creighton said. Shortage of Funds Help to Rasmussen DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Clark Rasmussen of West Des Moines considers a shortage of campaign funds a blessing in disguise in his race for Democratic nomination for governor. "Necessity is the mother of invention," Rasmussen said. "In some ways. I am thankful for that shortage. It has forced us to come up with ideas" to dramatize the campaign. One of those ideas was the bicycle trip Rasmussen has been making across Iowa to meet the voters before the June 4 primary election. According to reports filed with the secretary of state. Rasmussen had raised only $13,152 in campaign contributions through May 1, compared to $64,805 by James Schaben of Dunlap and $45,374 by William Gannon of Mingo, the other two candidates. "This points out the need to change the way campaigns are financed unless we want to restrict campaigns to those with personal wealth," Rasmussen said. Schaben's reports show he contributed $30.000 to his own campaign and Gannon's show he and relatives contributed heavily to his campaign. "The bike trip opened up a two-way communications between myself and rank and file people," Rasmussen said. "I have been able to talk to people who don't normally participate in political functions, like going to fund raisers or where candidates gather. "The trip has exposed me to farmers in the field. . . .to housewives, construction workers and young people who have been willing to ride with me," he said. Electrical Utilities Running Short of Funds NEW YORK (AP)-Faced with rapidly increased costs for fuel and a continuing need for money to expand, some of the nation's major electric utilities have run into a serious lack of funds. The weak financial position some face was dramatized rpppntiv when Consolidated Edison, New York City's power supplier, omitted its regular 45-cent quarterly dividend. Con Ed said it needed cash for escalating operating expenses and heavy capital spending this year, and so did not pay the normally guaranteed dividend which is the major attraction for buying utility stocks. The incident, and fears ot others like it, quickly focused attention on the industry's ailing finances. Stock prices and credit ratings plunged. Unless the securities market for utility issues quickly improves, the worst trouble may lie ahead, analysts say. And ultimately the consumer may have to pay even higher electric bills, or face potential brownouts. The Dow-Jones average of 15 of the nation's largest publiclyheld power companies has declined nearly 30 per cent since January, to its'lowest point in 15 years. Energy problems and inflation triggered the utilities' crisis. The price of foreign oil quadrupled last year, and consumer conservation efforts and higher bills lowered expected sales by utilities by 5 per cent in the first quarter this year. Combined, they were enough to send first quarter earnings plummeting, in some cases as much as 81 per cent below last year. Although much ot inflation in fuel prices will be recovered through increased bills to consumers, the first quarter Mgures were enough to shock investors into taking a hard look at the companies' financial positions. Within the past week, the high interest costs and the coolness investors have shown some new utility bonds has caused several companies, including Detroit Edison and Cleveland Edison to delay or scrap completely plans or new bond issues. Detroit Edison canceled 18 per cent of its planned five-year capital expansion program, warning the action could "effect service within several years." As a last resort, utilities have started to rely more and more on ban borrowings, where the cost of funds to businesses now runs in excess of Il a 4 per cent. The Federal Reserve reports that utilities are among the heaviet corporate borrowers currently. But as credit tightens, analysts say the only solution for raising funds may be increased rates to consumers. And should those increases not be granted, "the utilities will have no choice but to reduce their spending programs," according to John Ledda, utility analyst with Shields & Co. He said such an action could result in power deficiencies in the future

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