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Iowa a place to grow Vol. 105 — No. 162 Carroll Daily Times Herald Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, July 11, 1974 — Ten Pages Director to Be Named Soon Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 60c Per We*k 1 C _ Single I«9C Copy Grant to City for Senior Citizen Program The City of Carroll has received a $21,174 federal grant to implement its senior citizen volunteer program, ACTION director Mike Balzano announced Thursday. ACTION is the federal agency for volunteer service. Carroll's program, part of a national program titled Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), will enable retired men and women age 60 and over to give volunteer service in such places as hospitals, parks, nursing homes and schools. In announcing the grant Thursday, Balzano said volunteers in Carroll will be assigned to a nursing home, Kuemper High School, St. Law Quirk is Bar to Weddings IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)—An Iowa City wedding in the planning for nearly a year almost didn't occur—thanks to a quirk in Iowa law. The couple—call them Mary Jones, 19, and James Smith, 17—were to be married. Three days before the wedding,' Smith called the Johnson County Clerk of Court to see whether it was necessary for Miss Jones to accompany him to the court house to apply for the marriage license. Smith was told that while Miss Jones wouldn't have to accompany him, he would need a physician's certificate stating that she was pregnant. When he told them she wasn't pregnant he was told the couple couldn't get a mar-riage license. Iowa law states that males under 18 and females under 16 may not be granted licenses to marry. An exception may be granted by the District Court in instances where the female is pregnant or has already given birth to a child still in her custody. According to an attorney general's opinion written by Asst. Atty. Gen. Elizabeth Nolan and issued in September 1973, a District Court judge does not have the authority to make any other exceptions. Parental consent has no effect. The law setting age limits at 18 and 16 passed the Iowa Legislature in 1961. Age limits had been 16 for males and 14 for females. One of the sponsors of the amendment to provide an exception in the case of pregnancy was Tom Riley, now a candidate for 2nd District congressman. "I vaguely recall that bill," said Riley. "We were referring to ourselves as a hillbilly state, permitting adolescents to be married. "But where pregnancy was involved there is still a strong feeling in the community that Weddings, See Page 2 Anthony Regional Hospital and Carroll Community School during the first year of the program. Future assignments may include other nursing homes, the City Hall, the Carroll Rotary and Kiwanis clubs and the local Girl Scout office, he said. Applications for a director for the senior citizen's program are now being taken by City Manager Arthur Gute. Gute said that by Thursday morning he had received three applications for the position. Gute said he expects a director for the program will be selected the first part of next week, at which time a site for the program's headquarters will also be announced. Carroll's program, expected to operate on an annual budget of approximately $25,000, is funded 90 per cent by the federal government the first year. The remaining 10 per cent of the funding must come from local funds, which may be in kind or non-cash funds. Gute said that after the first year federal funding decreases and local funding increases in proportion. Of the "$21,174 grant approved for the city's program, $7,500 has been appropriated by the City -Staff Photo 280 at Cookout— About 280 persons attended a cookout at Swan Lake Park after Wednesday's Farm-Industrial Tour. Beef, pork, beans and potato chips were on the menu. The Carroll Kiwanis Club prepared and served the meal. Farm-Indus trial Tour Draws 200 By Don Davis About 200 farmers and businessmen visited six sites Wednesday on the fifth annual Carroll County Farm-Industrial tour in an effort to learn more about each other's work. The tour extended to the four corners of the county in previous years but was limited to the Carroll area Wednesday. M. H. Van Valkenburg, tour committee chairman, said the tour was the last one planned, but the possibility of a farmer-businessman cookout is being considered for next year. This year's tour was the largest of the five, Van Valkenburg said. After the tour, about 280 persons attended a cookout at Swan Lake Park. Sponsoring this year's tour was the Carroll Kiwanis Club, which picked locations for the stops, received donations and prepared'and served the food at Swan Lake. The tour committee was composed of representatives of the Carroll County Extension Service, Carroll Chamber of Commerce, Carroll County Beef Producers, Carroll County Pork Producers, Carroll County Farm Bureau, Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club. There was some political activity during the day, too, as three candidates were on hand. Fifth District Congressional candidate Tom Harkin, (D-Ames), was on the tour as was fellow Democrat Carroll Perkins, Jefferson, who is running for the 55th district state representative seat. His opponent State Rep. W. R. Ferguson, (R-GHdden), was also on hand for the activities. ' Topics on the tour, which began at 1 p.m., ranged from terraces to range timers. The six sites visited were the Don Schechinger farm, General Electric, Carroll Urban Renewal project, Pre-Cast Manufacturing, the Ronald Pietig farm and the Merle Wiedemeier Co. The group used six Carroll Community School District buses to conduct the tour. Carroll County Soil Conservationist Arlyn Gesell Tour, See Page 2 Council tor the director's salary. The remainder of the grant money, Gute said, will be used as needed to implement the program the first year. The one-year renewable grant to the city will enable 100 volunteers to serve in the community during the first year, Balzano said. Within the next five years, Carroll's plan is a five-year program, up to 450 volunteers are expected to be enrolled throughout Carroll Countv. City officials said nearly 25 per cent of the population in Carroll is age 60 and over. The City Council first took action on the senior citizen's volunteer program in June of Announce Changes for Clergy The Rev. Bruce LeFebvre, presently assistant pastor at Holy Spirit Church, will be appointed to the faculty of Kuemper High School and assistant pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Dedham, effective July 30, the office of. the Diocese of Sioux City announced Thursday. After his ordination in June last year, Fr. LeFebvre served at the Cathedral of Epiphany, Sioux City, before coming to Carroll in August. He graduated from Loras College, Dubuque, and St. Paul Seminary in Minnesota. Appointed to fill the position Fr. LeFebvre will leave is the Rev. James A. Bruch. A native of Coon Rapids, Fr. Bruch was ordained in 1965. . Since then, he has served as assistant pastor of St. Cecilia's Church, Algona. Along with this capacity, Fr. Bruch has also been assistant pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church, Sioux City, for five years and assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Church, Pocahontas, for one year. He received his education at Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Conception Seminary and Mount St. Bernard Seminary. The Rev. Dale Reiff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Reiff of Carroll, will become .the assistant pastor of 'St. Lawrence Church. After attending Kuemper High School, Pontifical College Josephinum, Conception Seminary and Mount St. Bernard Aquinas Institute of Theology, Fr. Reiff was ordained in 1967. He was pastor at St. Rose of Lima Church, Denison, for one year, and has been the assistant Priests, See Page 2 Youth Injured in Job Accident A 17-year-old boy from Guthrie Center was taken to St. Anthony Regional Hospital Thursday morning with a badly injured arm. The injury occurred while he was W9rking with Glenn Construction Company. He was in surgery at press time. Officers were withholding his name until his parents could be contacted. 1973 when it agreed to submit an application to be designated as a sponsoring agency for such a program. The council took its initial action after Lawrence Blackley, director of Community Opportunities, Inc. explained the program to the council. Blackley said the program offers the senior citizens a chance to get out of their homes and back into the community. At the time the council took its first steps towards setting up the volunteer program, Mayor William S. Farner said, "We have a number of senior citizens in Carroll who have a lot of experience, and I think we owe it to our senior citizens to be involved in the program. The initial aim of the program is to cover only the City of Carroll. But plans call for the program to be expanded to incorporate all of Carroll County, and later to include'the areas covered by the Regional XII Council of Governments. The regional organization includes a six-county area involving Audubon, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie Sac and Carroll Counties. According to the local volunteer plan, the second month will involve training senior volunteers to assume certain staff duties and to proceed with development of volunteer stations. The third month involves developing senior volunteer training programs, interviewing senior citizens and the assignment of the first volunteers. The fourth, fifth and sixth months involve recruitment and training senior volunteers, development of volunteer stations and the actual implementation of the program here, according to the pi an. The final six months of the first year call for expansion of the RSVP to Manning, Coon Rapids, Glidden and Breda with headquarters remaining in Carroll. The remaining towns in the county will be served by one of the five locations. RSVP volunteers serve Roofing New Civic Center — -SUff Photo Workmen from the Andrews Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Carroll, finally received some relief from the heat wave temperatures Wednesday on their job atop the new Carroll municipal complex. The workmen have been roofing the new center this week through the high 90-degree temperatures. Construction on the building, which will house fire and police departments, city offices and the city library, is continuing and is expected to be completed around November or December. Water Pollution Control in Iowa to Be Monitored By Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES Representatives of a number of state organizations interested in environmental issues will meet Saturday in a move to begin monitoring government actions concerning water pollution control in the state. The organizations are part of the Iowa Water Quality Institute which will be meeting at the Area XI Community College at Ankeny. Congressman John Culver will keynote the meeting. The Iowa Water Quality Institute was organized last April at a regional meeting of citizens' groups held at Kansas City under the auspices of the Conservation Foundation under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Iowa Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring the initial meeting of the Water Quality Institute, there will be a day long workshop Saturday featuring staff members of the state DEQ who will explain the methods and processes involved in administering state and federal water pollution control laws in Iowa. The Iowa Water Quality Institute has received a separate grant of $2,500 from the EPA to put on workshops throughout the state during the next six months. H. J. Kienapfel of Carroll is chairperson of the Iowa Water Quality Institute and Tom Martin of Burlington is vice-chairperson. Members of the institute include such organizations as the following: Iowa League of Women Voters, Iowa Farmers Union, Dubuque County Conservation Society, Iowa Student Public Interest Research Group, American Association of University Women, Izaak Walton League, Iowa Wildlife Federation, Iowa Farm Bureau, Poweshiek Association for Conservation Ecology, Citizens Environmental Council, National Farmers Organization, Sierra Club and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. Area Forecast Partly cloudy and quite warm with a few showers and thundershowers Thursday night, lows in mid 70s. Showers ending Friday and turning cooler, highs in mid 80s. Rainfall chances 30 per cent Thursday night, 20 per cent Friday. without pay, although they may be reimbursed for expenses such as transportation and meals. In explaining the program to the council last year, Blackley stressed that volunteers will not replace anyone on the payroll of an institution where they are working. Plans now call for the second and third years of the volunteer program to be set aside for the expansion into the counties making up the Region XII Council of Governments area. The grant results from President Nixon's request to Congress, following the 1971 White House conference on aging, to expand opportunities for older Americans. Dean is Quizzed on Payoff WASHINGTON (AP) John W. Dean III, who once said his most difficult problem was "how I could end this mess without mortally wounding the President," faces questioning in the impeachment proceedings he helped to initiate. It was Dean's Senate testimony a year ago linking President Nixon with the Watergate cover-up that helped set the stage for the current inquiry by the House Judiciary Committee. His testimony now has been requested by James St. Clair, Nixon's impeachment defense lawyer, who wants to examine him on the narrow issue of a $75,000 payment he helped arrange for Watergate conspirator E.Howard Hunt Jr. The former White House counsel played a leading role in all phases of the cover-up until he decided to tell his story to the Watergate prosecutors in April 1973. Today's session will be something of a homecoming for Dean, who was a minority counsel to the Judiciary Committee for two years before moving to the Justice Department early in the Nixon administration. "He was minority counsel of subcommittee 3," Rep. Edward Hutchinson, R-Mich., now the ranking committee Republican, recalled Wednesday. "I sat beside him and he did a good job." "I know him very well," said Rep. Charles E. Wiggins, R-Calif., another senior GOP member. "He is most competent and I had no reason to question his integrity when he was here." Dean pleaded guilty last October to conspiracy to obstruct justice and defraud the United States. His sentencing has been deferred and he has been cooperating with the Watergate prosecutors. All St. Clair wants Dean to tell the committee is how he passed on Hunt's request for . money to Frederick C. LaRue, a former Nixon campaign aide who has testified that he delivered $75,000 to Hunt's lawyer the night of March 21,1973. St. Clair hopes Dean will say he called LaRue that morning before a conversation with Nixon in which Hunt's money demands were discussed Crime is Increasing in Suburbs See Terraces — -Staff Photo yn' Gesell, back to camera, talks about soil conservation with a group on the Carroll County Farm- Industrial Tour Wednesday afternoon on the Don Schechinger farm near Carroll. Gesell showed the group terraces of two types on the farm. Gesell is Carroll County Soil Conservationist. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Criminal activities in Iowa suburban communities are rising, but there is an unrealistic expectation of what police departments can do to curtail them, the Iowa Crime Commission (ICC) reports. "Police have strictly limited control over the factors that make up crime," says Harold Smith, ICC planning manager. ''It would be unfair and inaccurate to hold them responsible." He said Wednesday the commission "emphasizes citizen awareness and involvement in crime reduction programs. A little common sense on the part of the citizen in protecting his property will go a long way." The FBI Uniform Crime Report indicates in recent years "a sizeable increase of property crimes in the suburban communities and smaller cities in the Des Moines area," the ICC said in a report. "The trend is statewide as well," said Dan Felsen, assistant planning officer. The report summarizes property crimes in Polk County suburbs in 1972-1973. It is the result of a six-month compilation of crime frequency data completed last month by the ICC's planning section. Selected for the study were police departments in Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights. "Each city was found to be unique, very often with different possible causes for the offenses," the report said. But general comparisons of increasing criminal activities in the eight towns might be made with other suburban areas in Iowa. The report classifies property crimes as burglary, auto theft and larceny, which comprised "94 per cent of the reported crimes in Iowa," Smith said. "The other 6 per cent are person-to-person crimes — murder, rape, robbery and assault. Iowa is fortunate in that these crimes are not that com- mon." "There are many factors — social, geographical, economic, political, and others—that affect the crime level in a particular area." The report says apartment larceny is becoming more prevalent as "more working people choose apartment living." Many of the buildings "are nearly empty during the day, making them prime targets for thieves." "There is a rapid turnover of renters and it is doubtful whether the manager knows who is living there at any given time . . . They also contribute to much of the larceny from autos, of auto parts, bicycle theft, motor vehicle theft and burglary." ''Large apartment complexes, by virtue of their anonymity, are prime targets for thieves living within the complex as well as thieves from without." The report said thefts in homes are the most common type of larceny from buildings. " . . . The larger the population, the more residential larceny there was." However, many reports of residential thefts were "unfounded, exaggerated or reported only because of an insurance company requirement. Many of the articles reported as stolen are actually lost or missing."

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