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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 8

Carroll, Iowa
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Saturday, August 31, 1957
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iRb gpsy Job, Soys Clyde McFarlin of Montezuma/ Veteran Member-^Kind of Education Your Child Gets Depends on Board of Education By WnXtAM t. EBERLINE MONTEZUMA. 'Iowa i-Pl-Jf your family is like most of those in the United States, your children attend a public school five days a week for about nine months of the year. And a new school year is now getting, under way. They study approved courses from approved textbooks under minimum standards set by a state department of education or some similar state agency. They also take part in extra-curricular activities geared to their grade lev-j el. Whether your child gets only the! minimum education allowed byj the state, or is introduced to a! richer program containing a num- 1 ber of extras, > depends largely on the people running your schooL system—the local board of education. No Easy Job And that, says Clyde McFarlin of ih« Montezuma school board, j is no easyTjob. , McFarlin*is a man who should know. He's a genial 67-year-qld lawyer who has served on the Montezuma board of education for many years. "I can't tell you exactly how long I've been on the board because a fire several years ago destroyed the records," McFarlin says. "But I know it's been more than 25 years—closer to 35 years." What sort of person does it take to serve year after year on a board of education—a job which carries little or no pay, often leaves the board member open to public criticism and requires wrestling at virtually every meeting with difficult problems? There are scores of such citizens in cities and towns across the nation and the National Assn. of School Boards says McFarlin is fairly typical of the brand. Sold on Community He's an energetic gentleman with a reputation for getting things'done. And you don't have to talk to him very long to know that he's sold on his community, a county seat town of around 1,500 in east central Iowa. He is a family man who has raised five children, all now mar : ried with "families of their own," he says. ' He is one of a five-member board which operates the Montezuma Community School District. The Montezuma schools serve four townships and there are around 700 children of all ages in the system, including 200 in high school. The board sets the policy for superintendents and principals to follow, establishes the budget, approves bills for payment, sets up 8 Time* Herald, Carrol^ Iowa Saturday, Aug. 31, 1957 the curriculum, elects teachers and with the help of the superintendent and the teachers, approves textbooks. Problem: Public Relations What's the board's biggest problem? Not, as you might expect, an inadequate budget or procuring good teachers, says McFarlin. "It's public relations," he explains. "We try to keep the public informed about what we do and why, but it's difficult. I "All our board meetings are open i to the public and they always, | have been, but we only meet once 1 a month and we lack a good means of communication with the j public. "We haven't had very many 1 serious problems in our commu­ nity and it's been jny experience that they don't arise when the children are getting along all right. But let one of the youngsters get into trouble and it's hard to explain to his parents what our policies are and why we can't make an exception." McFarlin says he considers the school board the best way of operating an educational system and he said he had no criticism of it. But he adds: "Our organization could be improved if we could get more people to work outside board meetings." 9 Days a Month To set a good example for others, McFarUir says that "when I'm at home I spend some time every day working or talking for the school board." He estimates he spends the equivalent of about nine days a month on school matters. But he's a director of both the state and national association of school boards, as well as chairman of the legislative committee of the Iowa School Board Assn. All these activities require him to spend considerable time away from home. They also cost him a little money. He explains: "My ( expenses are supposed to be paid'when I'm working for the state and national groups but as a practical matter I don't quite come out even. But I don't begrudge the money. I consider it well spent." McFarlin was a school teacher and superintendent back in the j early 1900's before he studied law jand settled in Montezuma. He I credits this school background | with gaining him his first seat on i the board. "There wag • vacancy and the school superintendent back in 1914 wanted some more liberal people on the board than we had then," he related. "He knew I'd .had some teaching experience and offered to Help me get elected." He's held the job most of the time since. His present term has three years to run, and he says he hopes to serve until consolidation of several areas with the Montezuma school district, now pending, are completed. Biggest Development The most significant development in education in Iowa during his years on the board, McFarlin says, has been "school district reorganization into larger administrative areas and more efficient operation.!' He sees this continuing trend also as the most significant development in Iowa in tfie near future. rM ; eFariln?;pr'ais«l what he^callg "p^nomiilfal'!" improvement" in the; 'p$it ;;fi*e::years in textbooks and qualifications of teachers. And he also regards approvingly what he says has been a trend toward greater interest of parents in their schools. Why does a man like this keep on serving year after year on the school board? "I find the work very rewarding," McFarlin says. 'I've always had a lively interest in the schools. "I like children and the people I associate with in the field of education, and this is one way I can help them. Besides, I am more than ever convinced of the growing need for good education for all our young people because they are the ones who are going to have to solve the world's problems of tomorrow." Atom Flash Visible Over Western U.S. ATOMIC TEST SITE, Nev. wv- A powerful atomic blast vaporized a 700-foot tower in a gigantic, purple-rimmed fireball Saturday while a force of the nation's nuclear-age infantry watched. A wall of dust and an earthshaking shock wave hit some 900 foot soldiers as they waited Russians Send Molotov to Outer Mongolia Post MOSCOW *! — V. M. Molotov. who won international prominence as chief of all Soviet diplomats, was named today to the minor diplomatic post of ambassador to Outer Mongolia of the new job for the former premier and foreign minister was the second assignment of a loser in the recent Kremlin shakeup by Nikita Khrushchev. The Soviet Communist party chief earlier The government announcement j sent former Premier Georgi Mal] enkov off to run a powor station just west take part in the most elaborate test of the Atomic Energy Commission's 1957 test series. The blast—fifteenth at the Yucca Flat test site this year—came at 5:30 a.m. <PDT). Flash from the explosion was visible over a large area of the western United States. Atomic scientists said that Saturday's shot, code-named "Smokey," was more powerful than the one which shattered Hiroshima in 1945. It was rated as being equal to more than 20,000 tons of TNT. Grass and trees in the blast area caught fire as the explosion lashed across the desert Troops originally slated to be in trenches only 4,500 yards from the tower were pulled back in the early morning hours—because of fallout dangers—to a nob some 11,500 yards away from ground zero... _ As the mushroom cloud rose from the churning fireball rockets were fired into the area to test for adioactivity. In addition to the military maneuvers, elaborate civil defense and scientific tests were conducted during and after the blast. Three hundred mice were imprisoned in French and German- designed blast shelters constructed in the desert at varying ranges from the 700-foot tower. A contingent of fire chiefs were on hand to test decontamination procedures. Lifelike dummies were exposed to the blast to test the effects of shock waves on humans. Psychological and sociological studies of a force of picked men to j from the 82nd airborne division, Ft. Bragg, N.C., were canceled when the men were moved from the advance positions back to the nob at a greater distance. Meyers Family Of Dedham Back From Trip East- (Times Herald Jieir« Servlee) DEDHAM — Mr. and Mrs. August T. Meyer, Nadine and Eugene are home from a 10-day visit with friends in Chicago and Glenview, 111., and relatives in Milwaukee and Marshfield, Wis. They also visited Sr. M. Louise Ann at Plum City and Sr. M.' Lucilda at Lacrosse, Wis. They spent several days at Clear Lake. They were accompanied on their trip by the Rev. Henry Meyer and Clara Meyer of Grand Junction. Mrs. Ludwig Seidl Jr. entertained the Euchre Club in her home Tuesday evening. Mrs. John Stangl won the high score prize, Mrs. John Pletchette low and Mrs. George Willenborg the traveling prize. Lunch was served. Sunday dinner guests in the John Von Bon home were Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Von Bon, Diane, Jimmie and Kenny, Mr. and Mrs. John Von Bon Jr., Johnny and Eugene of Redfield, and Ronald Von Bon who is home on a 14-day leave from Great Lakes Naval Training Center. He will go to San Diego, Calif, when his leave is over. An additional supper guest was Miss Nancy Peckum of Bayard. Fiddlers, Livestock Judging Highlights of Iowa State Fair DES MOINES (*-The Old Fiddlers' contest, livestock judging by 4-H county teams, and announcement of livestock championships grabbed the lim.elight of the Iowa State Fair Friday. Friday's attendance dropped to in remote Kazakhstan of Mongolia Molotov's appointment was an-, nounced here by the government f newspaper Izvestia. As ambassador to the Mongolian People's Republic, Molotov technically will handle Russian j foreign relations with a nation of somewhat more than a million people. A majority of the population are tent-dwelling horsemen, little advanced from the days when Genghis Khan set forth from Mongolia to scourge the civilized world. At 67, Molotov is reported in poor health. He is one of the few remaining old Bolshevik companions of Stalin. His record includes the premier's post from 1930 to 1941 and foreign minister most of the time from 1939 to 1953. After Stalin died in 1953 Molotov began to slip from power. He was minister of state control when the July turnover came. Molotov and Malenkov lost their \ Communist party and government j jobs after Khrushchev accused! them of plotting against his lead- ] ership. i 3RI6HT ACRES ln*t *k+sent\ "Someday 111 incjrry Q mon that buys ail his 'eggs in eortonsT Diplomats in London regarded Molotov's assignment as a political joke aimed at keeping him away from Moscow contacts. The job was considered as having j little importance since diplomatic : relations between" Russia and Outer Mongolia are a mere formality. A recent rumor had said Molotov would be named ambassador to Argentina. Observers noted, however, that in Mongolia he is 3,000 miles out of the way while still within complete Soviet power, Some thought tfiat if sent to Argentina he might have been tempted to defect. Here's how you can help: O Driv* «af*ly, covriMusly yourtelf. Obitrv* tpMd ilmlti, warning tlgnt. Whtr* traffic law* «r* oboywt, dtalhi f» OOWNI Iniiit on *tri<r •flfor«*m«nl of all traffic law*. They work for you, not c «om>( you. Whv» ttsfflt lawt we itriclly •nlwt«4r tftffthl fl* OOWNI tywort pwr tafj Jtffry CHHHII PMtKtd 94 a public Mrviot I in toopfnmn K# . ' — and th* 30,135 compared to 35,366 for the same day last year. George P o w e 11, 54, of Des Moines won the Old Fiddler's contest for the second consecutive year while county teams of 4-H judges appraised parading livestock. Other events included continuance of the championship rodeo at the grandstand, the second day of the horseshoe tournament, final judging in the swine classes and evening auto races. In the livestock championships announced at the fair, two broth- 1 ers from Eagle Grove displayed the grand champion market pig in open class competition. They were Ronald Spangler, 17, and Carol Spangler Jr., both members of the Eagle Grove Future Farmers of America. They will receive more than $900 from the sale and showing of the pig, which was awarded its third grand championship. Other awards included: Raymond Schwartz & Sons, Walnut, reserve grand champion barrow; Paul Carlson k Sons, of Red Oak, 206 to 250-pound heavyweight barrow. Other breed champions in the final judging were: Chester White—, Harold Johannes & Sons, Kent; Berkshire, Bonnie Acres Farm, of; Holstein; Poland China, H. M. Me- ueough, Grimes; Tamworth, A. J.' Booth, of Seymour, Yorkshire,, i Larry Kallam, of Eagle Grove. I i Prior to the barrow show, Harold Eckermann, of Davenport, showed the Tamworth grand and reserve champion boars and reserve champion sow. Chester Wiley & Son, of Columbia City, Ind., showed the grand champion Tamworth sow. Other awards included: Floyd Crest Farms, of Sheldon, first prize fall boar, junior and senior yearling sows; Eddie Brothers, of Storm Lake, grand champion Yorkshire boar; Harry S. Endrulat, of Battle Creek, reserve Yorkshire grand Champion; Crab Tree Farms, of Lake Bluff, 111,, top winning York' shife sow; F. L. Jackson & Sons, of Lytton, reserve Yorkshire Jjjrand champion. ENLISTS IN AIR FORCE (Timet Herald N»w» Service MANNING — Willis (Whitey) Lohmeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lohmeier of Manning, has been discharged from the navy after nine years of duty. He has enlisted in the Air Force and will be stationed at Offutt AFB in Omaha. Mrs. Robert Kohnke Of Milwaukee Visits Parents at Manning j (Time* Herald Service) MANNING — Mrs. Robert Kohnke and children of Milwaukee are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pahde. Mrs. Wayne Meggers and children of Council Bluffs are visiting in the parental Tom Doyel home. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Atkins and family have concluded a vacation at Van Horn and Marshalltown, and in the Irwin Riley home at Savanna, 111. Jane Moore is spending two weeks with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Stremlow, at Davenport. Rae and Greg Thompsen of Guthrie Center are spending several weeks with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Umland. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Clark of Manning, and Mr. and Mrs. John Keane of Cedar Rapids spent the past week vacationing in Colorado. Dan, David and Charles Hargens of Elk Horn, Neb., are spending this week with.their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hargens. Sgt. and Mrs. Howard Oakley and children of Lincoln, Neb., are visiting this week with Mrs. George Oakley and daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Vollstedt and Pamela of San Francisco will return to Manning next week. Mr. Vollstedt has recently been discharged from the navy. Two Breda Families Return from Colorado (Timed Herald titw* Service) BREDA — Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Buxton and son, Roger, and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Stark have returned from a week's visit at Denver and parts of Colorado. Ed Bohnenkamp returned Wednesday evening from Des Moines where he had been a patient five weeks at the Veteran's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Art Woerdehoff, Mrs. Gerhard Lammers, Ben ; Ricke and Merlin Tiefenthaler returned Wednesday from Muskogee, Okla., where they visited Verle Tiefenthaler who is pitching for Muskogee in the Sooner State League, and attended the ball game there Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bruggen I and sons, Albert and John of Okar- I che, Okla., visited Tuesday at the 1 John and Agnes Manneman home. Expect Ruling On Eddyville School Soon DES MOINES (ffS .— The State Board of Public Instruction is expected to rule late in September on a controversy over the proposed enlargement of the Eddyville school district. The proposed school district reorganization would add Pleasant! Township of Monroe County to the Eddyville school district. Pleasant Township includes the Bridgeport plant of the Iowa Southern Utilities Co., with a tax value of nearly four million dollars; In an appeal to the state board Friday, the Pleasant Township j school district presented its casei for staying out of the proposed! new Eddyville district to keep its' low lax rate. The proposed reorganization wasj approved by the joint county boards of education of Monroe, Wapello and Mahaska counties. But the Monroe County board and four other school districts joined in Pleasant Township's appeal to the state board. The Monroe County board contends the Eddyville plan does not conform with legal procedures. Other districts joining the appeal have areas that want to be included in the Eddyville district but were not included in the redistricting . proposal. They are West Des Moines Township, Mahaska County; Kirkville Independent School District, Wapello County; Givin Independent School Dis-j trict, Mahaska County; and East Des Moines Township, Mahaska County. Queen Getting Wardrobe Ready For Tour of U.S. When it first appears on the tree, a coffee berry is dark green in color. Showers at Vail For 2 Brides-Elect (Times Herald »w» Service) VAIL — A prenuptial shower honoring Mary Gallagher was held Sunday afternoon in the Memorial hall. A large number of relatives and friends attended. Lunch was served. Mrs. James Hamblen and Mrs. Kenneth Hamblen were hostesses at a prenuptial shower for their niece, Myrna Yankey, at her home Friday evening. Miss Yankey's colors, apricot and emerald green, were used on the gift table and also in the two - course lunch. Guests included Mrs. Fred Mohr of Schleswig, Mrs. Aaron Hamblen Sr., Mrs. Aaron Hamblen Jr., and Mrs. Raymond Ohl of Dow City, Mrs. Denis Gibson of Vermillion, By EDDY GILMORE LONDON <*l — Queen Elizabeth has ruled out fur coats and fur- lined coats for her coming American tour—they might muffle her trim figure. She'll wear • no large or fluffy hats that might obscure her face. The queen will take at least 30 outfits for her tour of Canada and the United States that begins Oct. 12. Her suits will be fur-trimmed and so will her coats. But should the weather of New York, Washington, Virginia or Canada be cold rather than the cool-nippy she expects, an emergency fur coat will be in the wardrobe. The queen's hats, mostly from France, as usual will be on the tiny side to allow full view of her rose-pink English complexion and her brown hair. The hem of her skirts will be slightly higher—in line with the new trend in Paris. Early in August, before she left for her vacation in Scotland, the queen had her first fitting of daytime, cocktail and evening dresses from Hardy Amies. She took to Scotland sketches by dressmaker Norman Hartnell for additional clothes. When she returns to London, she will have her final fittings. S. D., and Mrs. Eldridge Hamblen of Phoenix, Ariz., who are visiting at the Hamblen home; Mrs. John Kenney Sr., Mrs. John Kenney Jr., Mrs. Ed Abbott, Mrs. Gene Simon, Mary Kenney, Mrs. Carl Brandenburg, Mrs. Louise Kruger, Mrs. Clarence Lappe, Linda and Jane, Mrs. Lloyd Yankey, Janet and Ruth, and Mrs. Leo Kruger; and Mrs. Irvin Keesling of Denison. Gatty Dead at 54; Circled Globe in 1931 SAN FRANCISCO Wl - Harold Gatty, veteran aerial navigator who circled the globe in 1931 with Wiley Post and simplified navigation for aviators, is dead at 54. Gatty has lived in the Fiji Islands since World War II, managing the Fiji Airways and acting as local representative for Pan American World Airways. Pan American officials here said he suffered from a heart condition. Funeral services were held Friday. The Tasmanian-born Gatty was best known for. flying around the world with Post in the monoplane "Winnie Mae." On June 23, 1931, they left Roosevelt Field on Long Island— the same field from which Charles A. Lindbergh had taken off four years before for Paris—and circled the globe eastward in 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes. They returned July 1 to cut more than 12 days off the record of 21 days, 7 hours and 34 minutes held by the German Graf Zeppelin. After a riotous welcome at the airport the two fliers were feted i across the nation and received ! honors including the Distinguished j F 1 y i n g Cross from President Hoover. Post was killed in 1935 with the famous Will Rogers when their plane crashed in Alaska. TO SERVE SUPPER (Time* Herald Newt Servlee) MANNING — Women of the Manning Methodist Church will serve their annual chicken supper Sept. 5, beginning at & p.m. BACK FROM AQUATICS SCHOOL (Times Herntd News Service) MANNING - Ray Fink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Fink, has returned from Lake Geneva, Wis., where he attended the national Red Cross Aquatics school. He taught swimming and life saving as part of his work. ENROLL AT ISTC (Time* Herald .V«w« Service) MANNING — Elke Bunz, daughter* of Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Bunz, and Betty Peters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peters, have enrolled at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls. Miss Peters will receive a student aid scholarship. MOVING Local and Nation Wide Storag* — Crating — Packing Ph. Day 2540 Ph. Night 2611 Carroll, Iowa John Vanderheiden Moving Agent* for North American Van Line*, Inc. Oil, of mace is obtained from the kerrwl of th* nutmeg. f Witt Just For Kindergarten , He's just a little guy. He's only five years old. And he has to cross some streets to get to school I hope when you drive your caryou'll be looking out for him. Please stop at the stop signs in front of the school and let him cross safely, won't you? And please be real careful when you drive by the schoolhouse. He might be playing and run out into the street after a ball or "something without looking to see if there are any cars. Like I said before, he's just a little guy. But he sure is a nice little guy. And 1 don't want him to get hurt so he can't run and play with me . ' any more. ' You'll help him get to school and back safe/won't you? This messege sponsored in the interests of safety for our school children by "Pioneer Though Modern" *

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