Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 4, 1974 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 4, 1974
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The V.A.: Closer to the Mark By William J.Scherle (Fifth District Congressman) The Veterans Administration motto is "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphans." In action May 23, the Congress took significant steps toward closing the gap between the country's pledge and reality. As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Veterans Affairs. I heartily endorse the legislation which was passed and sent to the White House. It authorizes increased benefits for veterans disabled in the service and their dependents by $566.9 million — this translates into a boost of nearly 18 per cent. With inflation rushing toward 14 per cent by the end of 1974. the more substantial checks will help those affected keep pace and provide a warranted increase in purchasing power. A second bill delivered to the President is a temporary measure to insure that 285,000 veterans now in school will not lost their education benefits while the differences between comprehensive House and Senate veterans education, bills are ironed out. The' current 8-year period for using' college and vocational training benefits expires May 31. Both bodies of Congress passed measures extending the time veterans could use these benefits from 8 to 10 years, but that provision was caught in the crossfire of an argument over how much to raise the benefits themselves. By the end of June, a permanent 2-year extension of the delimiting period is expected, along with plans to raise benefits. We have been ardently pursuing such an extension and plan to keep the pressure on until it becomes law. -0- Farm income suffered another serious blow last month when nationwide food prices droppped by a precipitous 6 per cent. But. the low prices offered to the farmer for his goods in past months have taken a suspiciously long time to be reflected in over-the-counter supermarket costs to the buyer. Most alarming to farmers is the erratic condition of the agricultural market which is behaving more like a yo-yo than a stable trend. It showed a sizeable start in August, but sloughed off the next three months, only to zig-zag again in the six months which followed. Forecasters look to glum farm prices in the coming month. This is precisely the reason I have long cautioned against o ver p 1 a nting ! Today's newsletter carries our last warning, and I hope all of our friends have heeded the message: furious planting pulls down farm income! As a footnote: Washington, D.C. was a hold-out when food prices plummeted all across the U.S. Instead, our daily fare rose by nearly 4 per cent from March to April. Just can't win! FUNNY BUSINESS By Roger Boffen MfrW X HAVE A *• • RECEIPT, PLEASE ? The advent of oil embargo diplomacy last year brought a new urgency to coal mining in America. We have in this country what are possibly the world's richest reserves of those energy nuggets; Iowa has millions of tons of bituminous coal beneath its surface. Fantastic demand for coal is pushing its value to upwards of $40 per ton and making stip mining mighty attractive to companies. But, there are fears abreast that wide-spread surface mining would permanently mar the national landscape as has been true in despoiled Appalachia. The House will soon consider landmark legislation to halt harmful strip-and-run practices where layers of topsoil, rock, anji plantlife are bulldozed away, never to be restored. Basing its master guidelines on successful state models. Congress would allow each state to draw up standards^ under the federal plan. Although the measure braved more than 200 amendments in committee, some sound provisions emerged unscathed. Companies would be required to grade strip-mined lands back to their approximate original contour. This aims to eliminate high walls of 80 feet or more which leave the land prone to erosion, endanger plant and animal life, and scar the face of nature. The measure would also clamp down on operations which shove tons of debris over dangerous man-made cliffs to a forgotten collection below. The gaping open pits left in the aftermath of coal mining would also be made a thing of the past. Reforestation, introduction of new plant and animal species, and plans for schools, industry or housing developments would replace the sullen reminders of man's devastation. Certainly the enormous profits awaiting coal companies make reclamation feasible. The final bill is sure to have its problems, but for those of us concerned with America's long-term existence, these are not fatal flaws. -0- Hoping to stimulate flagging maritime job opportunities, my House colleagues and I passed a measure which channels at least 20 per cent of petroleum imported to America via U.S. flagships. Non-Powered Boats Must Be Registered Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES — Owners of motorboats have had to register their craft with their county recorder for some time; now, owners of non-powered vessels will have to follow suit. A bill recently signed into law by Governor Robert D. Ray requires owners of sailboats, canoes, rowboats, inflatable craft and all other previously unregistered vessels capable of carrying one or more persons to register their craft by July 1. All vessels are to be registered with the county recorder of the county in which the owner resides. This is the same procedure followed by motorboat owners in the past. The registration fee for the period ending April 30, 1975 will be $4 for sailboats and motorboats and $2 for rowboats, canoes and all other non-sail and non-powered vessels. In addition, there is a 50 cent "writing fee" which goes to the recorder's office. Beginning May 1, 1975, and extending for a two year period the registration fee will be $8 and $4 respectively. Nixon to Speak Aug. 10 at West Branch Hoover Fete lowu Dally Press Association WEST BRANCH — The main focus of the Herbert Hoover centennial anniversary day — August 10 — will be a commemorative gathering near the former President's graveside here at 2 p.m. with President Richard M. Nixon scheduled as the speaker. An Army Band will be present as well as the Chicago Children's Choir. Speakers and special guests will be seated in a reproduction of the bandstand that stood in West Branch before the turn of the century. Boys' Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire Girls will play a major role in the afternoon ceremony. During the morning of the anniversary day a short gravesite ceremony will be observed and 'the traditional wreaths will be placed. Preceding the culminating activities of August 10, the National Park Service will recreate the tent Chautauqua phenomenon as it was known in Iowa about 1922 as a special tribute to Mr. Hoover. The accent of the three-day Chautauqua activities of Aug. 6 through Aug. 8 will be a birthday celebration of Iowa's famous son through a medium well known to the President as a young man. More than 20 volunteer performers and performing groups from eastern Iowa will participate. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Hoover Presidential Library Association are assisting the National Park Service in funding this Chautauqua birthday celebration. Thus far, a partial listing of performers includes: Roy Downing, superintendent of the water section in the Iowa Conservation Commission, said there are 104,000 power boats presently registered. He figures there are approximately 20,000 non-powered vessels in Iowa. Floating, mattresses and intertubes, Dowing said, are permitted on natural lakes within restricted use, generally 300 feet from shore. Beyond that point, he said, the user must have a life jacket and the mattress or intertube is considered a vessel and must be registered. The registration money is funneled back to the state and is earmarked for administration of the act, boating safety and enforcement. Conservation officials anticipate getting some complaints on the new law, especially the first time around. But they contend that it costs just as much for enforcement of the non-powered craft as it does for the big motor boat. Violation of the act is a misdemeanor. Astrology Gifted Children Are Forgotten Minority Wednesday June 5,1974 Bernice Bede OSD ARIES (March 21-ApriI 19) You'll grasp ideas quickly today. You're apt to surprise yourself and others with the quality of your on-the-spot answers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) A unique idea of yours will prove very helpful in aiding another to sort out a problem. It should work if given a try. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You will be the recipient of an unexpected invitation. Don't turn it down. You'll meet someone who is very interesting. CANCER (June 21-JuIy 22) Your enthusiasm will be stimulated regarding some type of work you're now involved in. A useful product will result. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) It may not appear so at the time but something that will occur today will later prove to have been a lucky break. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You tend to profit in some unusual manner from an interest you share with another. You have very close ties to this person. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Some unexpected good news will put you in a happy frame of mind. It deals with your plans, but it would be premature to talk about it now. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Something of a material nature that you're interested in will be made available to you through a least expected source. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You'll fit very comfortably into any type of group activity today. Being with others charges the battery. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A situation that has you stymied is going to suddenly break loose in a manner that will please you. Move fast when you see an opening. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You will be getting some news regarding something, that you consider a distant interest. It will reinforce your optimism. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) An action of yours today will win over an ally you hadn't counted on. This person is worth having in your corner. YOUR BIRTHDAY June 5, 1974 You'll enter into an unusual type of partnership arrangement this year. It will later prove beneficial. Increased social activity is also likely. i (Drake University Journalism Student I DES MOINES — Approximately 25.000 children in Iowa public schools are gifted, yet they have become a forgotten minority, according to a school official here. Gifted children have exceptional potential in (1) general intellectual ability; (2) specific academic aptitude; (3) creative or productive thinking; (4) leadership ability; (5) visual and performing arts; or (6) psychomotor ability. However, there isn't any legislation that identifies gifted children, according to Mrs. Edith Munro. consultant in elementary education in Iowa's Department of Public Instruction here. Des Moines is the only school district in the state with a full-time consultant — Mrs. Ruth Blome. supervisor of rapid learners. Cedar Falls has a part-time consultant, Mrs. Verna Smith, who is working under a federal grant to develop a program for gifted elementary children. Mrs. Blome says the gifted are receiving little attention now because federal funds are being used for disadvantaged and mentally or physically handicapped children. She believes outside influences have had much to do with education. In 1957-59, programs for the gifted were strong in Iowa and the rest of the country because. Mrs. Blome believes. Americans were afraid after the Russians had launched the first spacecraft. Sputnik, in 1957. The United States, she said, emphasized education for the gifted in order to keep up with Russian gains in technical education. After 1963, during the Johnson Administration, Mrs. Blome said the emphasis was switched to education of the disadvantaged and handicapped because of the Civil Rights Movement and protests from blacks. She believes the "energy crisis" that the country is now plagued with will influence America to develop special programs for the gifted to solve these problems. "Education is influenced by whatever scares us the most." she said. Although there are few programs in the state for gifted children, many high schools have special classes for the above-average students, such as honors courses, advanced placement and independent study. However, Mrs. Munro says .education for rapid learners should begin at the primary level. In the Des Moines schools, gifted children are given individualized work by teachers or the principal. Until this year, gifted children here attended separate classes. The change was made because of what Mrs. Blome calls "mainstreaming" — or putting all students together so that the slower ones can learn from the gifted. Mrs. Blome thinks many teachers get the wrong impression of rapid learners. The very bright child is often lazy and troublesome because he has no motivation to work up to his level of ability. Many times such a child will try to outwit the teacher to get out of work which makes the teacher think he's lazy, she said. To make educators more aware of the problem. Mrs. Munro helped to organize the First State of Iowa Conference, "The Forgotten Today Father gets his own little'robot: From Seiko's DX Series, a watch with so many features, he'll find it's like wearing a robot on his wrist. Self-wind, instant day-date set, English/Spanish calendar, synchronized second setting, 98.2 ft. water- tested. Stainless steel with blue dial. Luminous hands and dial markers. Adjustable matching bracelet. Ask for No. 54239M-17J. Only $95. SUMMER HOURS: 9-5 Mon. to Thurs. 9-9 Friday 9-2 Saturday fommunliy, & JEWELRY WESTGATE MALL - Carroll Phone 792-2878 Times Herald, Carroll, la. jr Tuesday, June 4, 1974 wr Highlander contingent from the University of Iowa; Richard Johnson, operatic basso; Kalona Bell Ringers; Old Capitol Chorus; Iowa City Choral Bells; Air Force Concert Band; Old Creamery Theater; Dance Theater of the Hemispheres and art exhibits stressing Grant Wood. August 9 has been reserved for changeover of physical arrangements from the Chautauqua to the Birthday Celebration on August 10. Minority — Talented and Gifted Children," at Fort Dodge earlier this year. As a result, interest in starting such programs in Iowa has increased. Davenport is beginning a program for the gifted with the help of an English coordinator and a parents' group. Also, Humboldt has shown interest in developing a program. Another result of the conference was the formation of a state group of The Association for the Gifted (TAG). The national group of TAG was organized in 1958. TAG plays a major role in helping educators and parents deal more effectively with the gifted. It has been one of the more active organizations supporting new legislation for the gifted and talented that is now being considered in Congress. Distributed by the. Iowa Daily Press Sponsors of the program say this should afford an opportunity for people to take a leisurely tour of the historic site and the Presidential Library. The Boy Scouts of America will be holding a statewide Jamboree during the same period as the other centennial activities. They will be attending the anniversary day gathering as well as carrying out their own program. It's expected that 10.000 will attend. The period of August 7 through August 9 will see the culmination of the anniversary year seminars being sponsored by the Hoover Presidential Library Association. The topic to be addressed by prominent scholars and political scientists for the last symposium will be "The Presidency." Thirty acres of land adjacent to West Branch has been leased for parking. James Monroe was the first President to be sworn in outdoor s Iowa Bookshelf The Department of Defense, created Sept. 18, 1947, consolidated the Navy, Army and Air Force into a single department. Edited by Mary Ann Riley RAISING CHILDREN IN A DIFFICULT TIME. By Dr. Benjamin Spock. (Norton, $7.95) Parents today are confronted with a new set of problems; there is nothing in their own upbringing to prepare them for deciding how much television children should watch, how to prevent children from getting into the drug scene, how to communicate about such problems as divorce, world annihilation from nuclear bombs, women's liberation, the sexual revolution. Such subjects are thoughtfully and sensibly discussed in Dr. Spock's new book. He contends that children really don't want to "rule the roost". They want and need parents who know how they feel about religion, violence, drugs and sex and can provide them with firm leadership. Dr. Spock has been accused of being far too permissive in the past. He corrects that impression here with such advice as, 'providing strong family ties, maintaining a good marriage, showing affection, facilitating children's friendships and hobbies, expecting them to help, respecting them and asking their respect. The author has a deep understanding and sympathy for parents and a loving desire for all children to have the chance to grow up as healthy and productive individuals. Spock became the world's most eminent pediatrician with his first book Baby and Child Care. — Pat Doster. OPEN WED. and FRI. Dolley Madision (wife of President James Madison) presided at the first inaugural ball in 1809, took part in the dedication of the Washington monument and sent the first personal message over S.F.B. Morse's telegraph wire. SUNDAY 1-5 SBRNBTT WESTGATE MALL Carrolf, Iowa ENJOY FREE BRATWURST and KRAUT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 ' Serving starts at 11:30 Prices Good Thru Sunday June 9 — Subject to Inventory SPARTUS CLOCKS HUTCH 11" x 6" polished wood- tone. Electric. Sug. retail $10.98 SALE PRICE ,99 LOOK HERE R u b b e rm a i d. Twist-Pop Ice Cube Tray Ice pops out with an p easy twist ™9- • Stacks without sticking . J f0f • Unbreakable, won't warp or crack • The perfect, often-needed extra tray 79* Per HEN 1 2" x 9" yellow/orange | electric. Sug. Retail $9.98 SALE PRICE $6 44 LEMON & ORANGE SLICE 8Va" dial. White electric. Sug. retail $9.98 SALE PRICE $ 6 44 'ce Tank Set Luxurious deep pile 3-piece Tank Set. Completely washable acrylic fabric. Absorbs tank moisture and adds beauty to any bathroom. Available in these refreshing colors: Red, Green, White and Tawny Bronze. Reg $8.00 value. Discount Price — IAVEA \ HAPPY DAY See-thru CAKE PAN New see-thru, snap-on cover protects contests and keeps it fresh. Excellent for carrying and displaying at picnics, parties and etc. 123/V'x 9" x 2". Reg. $2.19 value. Discount price —

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