Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 20, 1974 · Page 5
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Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, June 20, 1974
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Fails Tennis, Badminton-Can't Start College By The Associated Press SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Sharon Pinkham could miss starting college in the fall because she failed written badminton and tennis tests given only to girls in her high school's gym classes. The 18-year-old, C-average student received a blank piece of paper instead of a diploma Wednesday at her school's ceremonies. Times Herald, Carroll, la. Unless Sharon passes the physical education course in summer school, or wins a fight to have the tests declared unconstitutional by state education authorities, Middlesex County College says it will withdraw her acceptance for fall classes. Sharon, who wants to be a nurse, failed the physical edu- course because she received a 45 on the badminton test and a zero for not taking the tennis exam. But Sharon, her mother, many spectators at the ceremony and the girl's legal adviser were quick to make the point that the tests were administered only to girls. Boys were graded only on participation and attitude, according to Joseph Buckley, a third-year law student serving as Sharon's legal adviser. Buckley, who works for the Rutgers Legal Aid Clinic in Newark, said a complaint on the matter has been presented to local education authorities. He said the complaint alleges the tests were discriminatory since they were given only to female physical education students. Pearl Pinkham, Sharon's mother, said three of her five sons already had graduated from South River High School and none had to pass the tests that kept Sharon from graduating. Sharon's 320 classmates and many of their guests at the graduation applauded wildly when her name was called. The consensus among the male graduates was, "if the boys don't have to take the test, neither do the girls.'' Hughes: Meat Industry at Critical Point College Registration Tom Daniels (center), a member of the Buena Vista College admissions staff, talks with Michael Hannasch (left) and John Heithoff (second from left) and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Heithoff of Templeton, during freshman orientation and registration at the Buena Vista College Monday, June 17. Mike and John will be freshmen at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake this fall. Farah Company Gains Strength From 22-Month Strike, Boycott SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) — A buoyant Willie Farah says his clothing company's product line "is goino very, very, very well" and he appears to be putting a bitter labor dispute behind him. Farah, son of a Lebanese immigrant, talks about his El Paso, Texas-based company gaining strength from adversity. He appeared Wednesday to announce the reopening of the second of two plants here closed last year when Farah Manufacturing Co. was retrenching during a 22-month strike and boycott. A campaign by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union to be recognized as the Farah employes' bargaining agent ended successfully in late February, capping a battle of heated rhetoric and complicated litigation. Willie Farah says labor-management relations are going very well. He says the company, whose sales declined by millions during the dispute, is making money and diversifying into sport coats and leisure wear. He didn't offer exact figures on the company's improving financial picture, saying regu- Arizoiia Couple Call in Arcadia ARCADIA — Mr. and Mrs. Tom Andersen of Tuscon, Ariz., have arrived for a visit in the Duane Bald home. Ronald Andersen of Chicago was a week-end guest in the Bald home. Mr. and Mrs. Greg Schweers and Joe were Father's Day dinner guests in the Mr. and Mrs. James Palma home in Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Andersen and Glen accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brotherson of Wall Lake and Mrs. Edward Jons spent Sunday in the Alan Chapman home in Waterloo. All were afternoon guests in the Merle Chapman home at Dunkerton. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jones and family of Omaha, visited Saturday in the Stan Beck home. Mrs. David Schmitz. Mike and Mindy of Omaha were weekend visitors in the Leo Schmitz home. WASHINGTON — Senator Harold E. Hughes told the Senate today that "the independent livestock producing industry, foundation of the nation's protein production, is at the life or death stage." "Unless emergency measures are taken at once," Hughes said, "tens of thousands of efficient beef and hog producers will go down the drain. And if they do, they will take many banks, small agri-business enterprises, and others with them. lations state they must first be published in company reports. Farah once had plants making trousers in Victoria, Tex., Las Cruces, N.M., Albuquerque, N.M., here and in El Paso. Toward the end of the strike, only the five Farah plants in El Paso remained open. Now. Farah says eventually about 2,500 employes will work here—about twice the number before the plants closed. There's also a chance the Victoria plant may reopen. Farah, who took a hard line during the strike, told a civic club here only seven months ago that "without a doubt this is the most vicious thing that has hit the American scene in the 200 years it's been here." The union had accused company president Willie Farah of trying "to play God." But he displayed no rancor Wednesday. "They are in the worst cost-freeze predicament since the!930's." Calling the situation "a picture of desolation," Hughes said: "This is not just the cattle and hog farmers' problem; it is the nation's problem." "Lest this seem like a special interest cause," he said, "let the consumer take heed that if large numbers of small, independent meat producers go bankrupt and out of business, they will not be coming back. Their exit will be for keeps. "And if the country's entire meat production is delivered exclusively into the hands of the big, integrated agri-business combines, the benefit to the consumers of reasonably priced meat products will be only a memory." Hughes continued, "It is not just a matter of inefficient producers going under. These are the finest meat producers in the world and their troubles were brought on by economic forces and government policies beyond their control." Hughes blamed massive grain exports, particularly the disastrous Soviet wheat deal in 1972, for being the main factor in setting these economic forces in motion. The answer, Hughes said, to the question of whether or not the meat producers are asking non-farm taxpayers to bail them out "is a resounding no." Farmers simply "expect the government to operate even-handedly," the Iowa Senator contended. "In 1973," he said, "when food prices were climbing, the federal government slapped on a freeze, causing prices to drop for food producers at the other end of the food pipeline. They complained at the time but they lived with it. Now that farm prices are dropping right through the floor, they want some action taken on their behalf." Hughes called for immediate action, pointing out that "long or intermediate range solutions won't do." "The emergency is now — and next month or even next week may be too late." Measures Hughes said should be taken include: —Exercise the authority the administration now has under the existing meat import law to prevent flooding of world supplies on the American market. —Negotiate with Canada and other countries which have imposed restrictions on the importation of U.S. meat. —Increase at once government purchases of red meat and poultry for the school lunch program, the armed services and the commodity distribution program. —Lean on wholesalers, retailers, the middle men to pass through to the consumers the benefits of low meat prices, calling upon the Federal Trade Commission to follow through with immediate investigation if persuasion is of no avail. No one of these measures, Hughes added, "would be sufficient in itself. "But in combination, they will have some effect. "It is the least that we can do in the face of an impending tragedy that would rock the nation." ITCHY, BURNING TOES! EASE FIERY PAIN IN ONE HOUR or your 59t back. 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The Democratic floor leader in the House sees the platform as a means for developing "broad guidelines" to be used by politicians at various levels and other people in the party who want a guide that they can refer to for unity. Democratic legislators, Cochran said, had very little input into this year's state platform because there was only one of their ilk on the platform committee, Rep. William Hutchins, Guthrie Center. ''This is because Republicans would not allow us to adjourn or recess the Legislature so we could go to our district conventions where the platform committee members were selected," Cochran charged. The party's nominee for lieutenant governor, Senator Charles Miller, Burlington, says he thinks the process of trying to get information and participation at the precinct and county levels is proper. However, he believes there has to be some way to condense the subject matter. "The state platform is getting a little bit out of hand," he said. Another State Representative, Adrian Brinck, West Point, believes the platform is going to have to be more general and relatively short, a statement of principles. "As Sen. Joseph Coleman, Clare, said on the floor, the convention does not legislate. It (convention) should just f MULTICOPY BOOK COPIER THAT COPYS EVERYTHING Dial for number, of copies desired Select size for maximum economy of paper. Solid state for the minimum in service calls. , Call: TOLL FREE - 800-522-1900 SALES - SERVICE - RENTAL - LEASING Iowa Office Supply give ideas to the legislators as to how they would like the Legislature to act . . . ," Brinck commented. "I think the people who come to these conventions are going to have to listen to what the legislative candidates have to say," Brinck added. He noted an absence of older delegates from the convention. "It's gotten to the point that unless you're under 30 you can't stand to come; physically it's too much of a problem with these long sessions.. Heavens I'm 60 years old and I'm not about to sit here for 24 hours." State Representative Donald Avenson, Oelwein, said he can see why the delegates voted to support the majority or long platform as opposed to the short version. "They have a right in wanting to maintain a purity of the process." But Avenson said he supported the minority report for pragmatic reasons. "As a candidate I thought it would be an easier platform to run on." Avenson said he doesn't think he could support either the majority or minority platforms 100 per cent. "I can't think any candidate can and if he does, he's fooling himself..." Sen. Gene Kennedy, Dubuque, said he was disappointed that approving the changes in the party's constitution took so much time. This delayed consideration of the platform Saturday into the evening hours. "This makes it difficult to have a representative platform that was created by a majority of delegates elected to the convention because by the time it's finally adopted many of the delegates have left," Kennedy said. Kennedy is one of the top aides of Jim Schaben, the party's gubernatorial candidate. "I believe any candidate, including Schaben, will certainly find some planks in the platform not to his liking. But in the main, Jim Schaben will find himself comfortable with the platform , ' ' Kennedy predicted. "It's a long, drawn out, frustrating process," lamented Rep. John Patchett, North Liberty, ' 'but something we have to go through." Patchett acknowledged that it's one chance people have at the grass roots level for input into the party's philosophy. "I don't get hung up on the platform in terms of my going back home and running on every single plank. I think it's a directional type of statement of the party as a whole and indicates the general direction that I, as a Democrat, will move," Patchett said. Hutchins, the only legislator serving on the platform committee, said he would prefer a much shorter document. He was part of a movement, which failed, to get an abbreviated version of the platform adopted. IN-SEASON GIBSON AIR CONDITIONER YOU CAN SAVE UP TO $40.00 IF YOU BUY DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE And get interest FREE financing for 90 days. Just imagine - No payments until September! Quiet! Efficient Cooling For More Summers at Money Saving Prices GIBSON Gibson Air Sweep — The only air conditioner that does an efficient job of distributing the air to all rooms in your home — See it demonstrated at our store. The Only Air Conditioner With "AIR SWEEP" No doubt you thought about air conditioning last year. Do it now — Buy at pre-season prices before hot weather arrives. Gibson Air Sweep makes other air conditioners obsolete. 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