Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on April 13, 1961 · Page 4
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 4

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, April 13, 1961
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Possible ways to reduce County government costs Four possible ways to reduce Hit; (.sis of county government in Invv.'i—or i\l least to slow their rate of increase—are discus: ((1 in a new publication issued by The State University of Iowa !;u;vau of Business and Eci iioniic Research on behalf of the Iowa College-Community Re; i arc ii Center. These are (1) county consolidation, (2) "functional consolidation" among several counties*, (3) establishment of a "county administrator" and (4) consolidation of offices within the present governmental structure. The first possibility, consolidation . f several adjoining counties, is discussed in detail in the report, entitled "The Cost of County Government in Three Iowa Counties." Chosen f«:;r detailed study were Davis, Cerro Gordo and Linn counties, believed to be representative of three different types of population, income and governmental cost factors. The Iowa College-Community Research Center is an association if business leaders and University specialists formed in a cooperative effort to (made most economical) in units of al.ul 120,000 people each. Any plan of area consolidation would undoubtedly niucft with strong objection, Ross and Mrs. Vatter admit. Not onl»/ would it upset an old, established pattern of government, but it would im.'lvo the negation of our concept of nourishing democracy via party organization at the "grass-roots" county level, the researchers say. A plan less drastic but one that might accomplish some modest gains is functional ornsolidation, whereby a group of counties pool their efforts. Iowa law now permits o:unties to contract for the services of the county superintendent of schools in an adjacent county. There is no reason why such a plan would not be advantageous also in the welfare, public health, police, correction and highway areas, they state. For large-population counties, a strong case can be made for the appointment of a professional county manager, the SUI researchers further propose. He would be appointed by the board of supervisors. Linn County, for example, has approximately 200 county employees and there is obviously a need for the centralization of responsibility to use this manpower properly. Free copies of .the SUI researchers' report may be obtained by writing the secretary of the College-Community Research Center, 125 N Clinton St., Iowa City. I Mr Ponald Kirby and baby, "Toronto, Can., spent the week of Apr. 2 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Carley. She wa-: joined by her husband, who :;pent the week in California, for the return trip to Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Carley were Sunday guests in the same lii -me. Possibilities, provisions of New feed grain program his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Woods. He is now stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for further schooling. He would like to hear from his friends who may write him at this new address which is: RCT Frank Woods, RA17581735, L-3-4-CL-30, Fort Frank Woods who recently completed his basic training in the army at Fort Riley, Kans, The federal emergency feed- dollars worth of grain or in cash f,^ 0 "^^,^ ^J 1 ""? 1 . 1 ^„ Ul grain law, enacted last week, is at the option of the farm co- explore intended to stop the build-up of operator, problems pertinent to Iowa. feed grain, bring a "modest" in- Farm economist H. B. Howell The report does not recom- crease in farm income and a re- 0 f Iowa State University report- mend one method over another, duction in government corn stor- ec j j n the television "meeting" noting that "no one of the above age costs. County Extension Dir- some calculations of the farmer's prop. saN fits all counties equal- ector M. C. Wangsncss said here crop income for compliance in ly well." Authors of the report Monday. this program. are Professor Russell Ross, cur- County extension staff mem- He used typical situations like- KAIYDU1735, L-3 rently on leave from the SLI b( . rs and the coun t y Agricultural ly to be found on farms of var- L e°"ard, Missouri, political science department to stabilization and Conservation ious sizes. In practically every The meeting of the Naomi serve as administrative assistant fOmm iu 0e witnessed a special case, he said, the projected fig- circle of the W. S. C. S. at the to Governor Norman Elbe, and s t a te-wide televised "meeting" ures showed the cooperators Emmanuel Methodist church Mrs. L:!u 1 Vatter, lesearch as- j,/j ( , nc | a y m which state ASC com- received more crop income as a Tuesday evening, Apr. 4, was seriate in the SUI Bureau of m jtteemen and Iowa State Uni- result of cooperation than they opened with prayer by Mrs. versity staff members reported could normally expect by not Herbert L. Bryant. The nine on the possibilities and provis- participating. Besides, costs were members present reported 17 lower for those who did divert calls made on shut-ins and six gram. acres. get-well cards sent the past Information presented at this Here's how some of Howell's month. r , , lirii^n television meeting was based on typical situations w-orkad out: The business included taking tenua, ewecis oi a consonujiii..n (ha{ prosentcd jn a dav _i orig For instance, a farmer has 100 subscriptions for "Together", the meeting at Omaha last Thursday acres of crop land, CO acres of church magazine, and getting for state ASC committeemen and corn, 20 acres of oats and 20 teachers for the daily vacation others. U. S. Secretary of Agri- acres of meadow. His base yield Bible school. The lesson on "Rom- culture Orville Freeman and is 60 bushels per acre for corn, man Catholic and Protestant Be- members of his staff conducted and 40 bushels for oats. He gets liefs" was discussed by Mrs- Elthe Omaha meeting. SI a bushel (market price, no met- Reick. Extension Director Wangsness su PP° rl > as tnis farmer is not Mrs. Dalton Dahl and Mrs. villain- Although one of the says the state committeemen Averting any acres.) For oats Minnie Boggess were prize win- xist.ng structures certainly pointed out that the following ^ e „gets 55 eenls - ™ S '" canS T' S in ,*« SJ^'T^. i" uiild designate as the principal steps will be taken by a farmer * 3 ', 600{ fr ° mn , c „ orn and $ 440 fl0m charge of Mrs. William A. Steph lurthouse for the .-.rn.n «n™ who want? in mmiif.. fnr »™,™. oats for 54.040. ens. A potluck luncheon -•— Busine: eh. uid Economic Reseat'- As an example of what might " ' ^'"'""f f na P rov ' s " Partic; e ; :e„„ipi„i,ed ill a hypo.het- , 0 " S ° f tht " " eW feed -« ra,n P ro " J ™ of county consolidation, Boat dock rentals Set at state parks The State Conservation Commission has determined that renters of Commission boat docks will he charged S2 per week, s.i pei month or $20 per season. The policy was put into effect in the fall of 1960 to cover the est of building and maintaining these facilities. Conservation Commission Director Glen Powers stated, "We try to provide the basic park service such as water, fishing, and picnic sites without cost, but the legislative appropriation just doesn't cover everything. It looks as though boaters who want to leave their boats at the lakes will have to stand the cost of storing them." There is no charge tor the use of launching ramps or automobile parking areas on state property and these facilities are being expanded as fast as possible. Many of the lakes have new styrdfoam floating docks ready for use this summer. At most of the state parks with lakes the concessionaire provides rental boats. Maximum rental rates for the boats have been established by the Conservation Commission and are as follows: Row boats, 50 cents per hour for the first three hours and 25 cents per hour thereafter and not to exceed S2 per day. Boats on which motors are to be used— 75 cents per hour for the first three hours and 35 cents per hour thereafter and not to exceed $3 per day. Any additional change by the concessionaire for the use of his motors are at his discretion. have exhausted then' regular un- einpbymVnt* insurance benefits, must be unemployed and meet all the other requirements of the Iowa Employment Security Law. Unemployed workers in the Federal unemployment insurance programs for ex-servicemen and Federal employees are included. Carter said that the Iowa Employment Security Commission has signed an agreement with the Secretary of Labor to act as agent fp .-r the Temporary Extended Compensation (TEL") program. This program expires June 30, 1 WG2. No additional benefits will 1 be paid for any week of unemployment beginning on or after that date. The Federal government will advance funds to the state for benefit payments under the TEC program. terms and wore not afraid to recount interesting stories. The question.'•• then arises of how much and what ancient history should be included in the typical high school world-history course. Professor Starr said that it is necessary to emphasize certain peoples and only certain parts of their history in order to make the important points of history clear. The Illinois professor concluded, "If the groundwork has been well and truly laid in a study of the ancient world, one can go on more surely and safely to show students the tremendously complicated and geographically immense framework of the world in which we live today." the researchers studied the po­ of Davis, Wapello, Jefferson, Van Buret:. Keokuk and Mahaska Counties, to achieve a total population ol approximately 120,000. i consolidation of six would not necessarily rplus of five colii'thous- and maintenance unit, Although one of Siu-li ii unties \ .ei.i a .s struct!,m explains, ex w Additional benefits To Iowa unemployed Beginning Monday, April 10, unemployed Iowa workers who have exhausted their regular unemployment insurance were Teachers discuss History instruction "We must keep in mind that human nature does have its constants," Chester G. Starr told conferees in opening remarks of a panel discussion at the State University of Iowa's 39th conference of teachers of history and social studies recently. One local teacher who attended the conference was Richard C. Clark. Starr, professor of ancient history at the University of Illinois, went on to give four advantages of studying ancient history in high school. Since human nature is the same in many respects throughout all history and the ancient world had a varied course, Professor Starr believes that examples might be drawn from this period which would help the high school student understand better the modern world in which he finds himself. Students are less apt to bring a prejudiced outlook to the study of ancient history, the Illinois pnofessor stated. In addition, the economic and social system was less complicated in ancient times and ancient writers tended to view developments in personal SELL YOUR DON'T WANTS WITH LEADER WANT ADS COMPLETE PROCESSING FOR YOUR FREEZER MAYNARD LOCKER Phone 65 Maynard, Iowa puiiuipai "«-• iaft.cn uy a iarmer ^7/7 f «**«4 nan" courtl-.-use tor the area, some who wants to qualify for acreage- oaisior $*,u*u. . use could be J nade o the he reduction payments and feld- "the same diverts 20 per cent served at the close^ five grain support prices. of his corn acres, he has only 48 Mr. and Mrs. O. D Sykes .' , , , , TI .„ , , . ,„.. acres of corn. He can cut his oats Cedar Falls, came Friday, Apr. If Cerro Gordo County were to He will reduce his 1961 ac e to 8 acres and lant the 7 tQ assist his brQthcr ^ A . f be consolidated with three of its acreage of corn and grain sor- rest of tho oats acrea g 0 _ }2 ucros Mr. and Mrs. o .^ar Syke* obi bordering counties— Winnebago,| ghum at least 20 per cent be- __ to soyDeans , H e harvests, 2,880 serve their 47th wedding an- Worth, and Hancock—some sav- low the farm's 1959-1960 corn busne i s 0 f corn that can be sealed niversary. nigs could occur in the adminis- and grain -sorghum base. at $1 14 ( aver age for Iowa) for Mr. and Mrs. Orrin F. Sewell native offices and the welfare He will use tne diverted acres a total of $3283 He should get have rcturned Irom their winter , ifiees and possibly through the for conservation only and, in ad- 300 bushels of soybeans on his 12 vacation spent in Florida, operation of a larger road con- dition, will not reduce the con- acres with a support pricc at M r. and Mrs. J. Fred Ingels re- struction and maintenance unit, servation acreage on the farm $225 (average for Iowa) he gets turncd h , mc Tuesday evcn ; ng) the SUI researchers report con- for the base years. Diverted ac- $675 fop beang Tnis farmer te . . 4 aftor ndi t of un " t ' s - ^ 4 , re , s cannot be grazed or harvest " only 320 bushels of oats from the winter in southern California. There would appear to be red his 8 acres, and at 55 cents it is Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ponsar little advantage of consolidating Maximum diverted acres, if ^n^u ,,;..;4„ J <u„ * . i -.u *u • Linn with tny other county, your corn and sorghum base is. "^"j, up t0 §4 , 134 ^ J 0 „ and wif^Mr and Mrs War' since its population already ex- 20 acres or less, can be the whole i n „ nm „ f ,. nm „,.„:„ L' n m ' ' . ". i ,nn7.n!, .1 <^«" -- . - mcome !iom giam alone. Then ren Ponsar, Columbia, Mo and and . - - • —o- —- . mm mis. uaviu Drinkwater be combined with'an "adjoining £rn"and" sor ghum' 'bale "is more ^Z^L^l?^ f °'' mUla % n f d ^ h j: cr ' Manchester came county. than 100 acres you can retire up t T'" bthP Sli S P Saiu ? day < A ^ t J' *° s P end East f The plan for county consoli- to 40 per cent. 1™ »1 lUt T T^v^ X"*"!?™ W 'l h , ^ Pal ' entS> dation is based on the idea that Those who divert 20 per cent C ™ n «n w ,?L , had Mr and Mrs Earl Foss the most efficient and economi- or more of their corn and grain j!!" ®? bushels. The acre re- Ted Guntz has entered the cal operating unit is 100,000 to sorghum acres are eligible for *\^ n L P V*"* 30Ktimes , Veteran's hospital, Iowa City, for 120,000 people, and that distance corn price support loans at 14 $ U4 t>mes 12 (the number °* radical care, or geographical size is relatively cents a bushel above the present insignificant in county expendi- loan level. There will be no sup- tures. , port loans on feed grains for The SUI researchers compare those not cooperating, the per capita expenditures of The diverted-acres payment is Iowa counties in two areas: ad- determined by the individual ministrative costs and expendi- farm pnaductivity index applied tures on "common functions," 1 to the county payment rate. The the latter covering police, health, actual farm payment is the farm highways and public welfare rate multiplied by the number of costs. diverted acres. The county pay- For the 83 small counties in ment rate is equal to one-half Iowa, the costs per resident for the county base corn yield multi"common functions" appear to plied by the county supporK go down only slightly as popula- price. tion increases, and for counties Payment will be made in ne- over 50,000 population, "per cap- gotiable certificates payable in ita expenditures show no strong —-—— tendency to vary with popula tion," they report. Administrative costs—a bout one-fourth of total county costs —seem to be much higher per resident in counties with smaller population, the report notes, These costs could be optimized able to file for additional benefits at their Iowa State Employment Service offices, Henry E. Carter, chairman of the Iowa Employment Security Commission, reported. Iowa is participating in the new Federal program for paying temporary additional unemployment compensation to workers who have exhausted their benefits since June 30, 1960. Many workers in Iowa may be eligible for additional benefits equal to one-half the amount they received under the Iowa Employment Security Law, Carter said. A worker who drew 26 weeks of unemployment insurance may be eligible for 13 more weeks under the new Federal program. 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You gross S.'i.OOO. Suppose you divert 12 acres. Your corn is .•upported at $1.14 and you get $3,283 for your corn from acres. Again you get $410 for your 12 diverted acres. The gio.-s is S3.6D3. This is $93 more than you would get from your whole acreage of corn on the open market. You have saved cultivating and harvest expense. And you have helped reduce surplus corn in storage and the government's cost of storage, Howell pointed out.

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