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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 13

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D«t Maine* Sunday May 10, 1970 Local Ssttiptv htm Mote lowaStrikes KEOKUK' Continued from Page One be jeopardized for Walking but of the classrooms. , ; The agreement -likewise promised "amnesty" for association members who remained on the job, -indicating they Won't be punished 'by the association. Neither side would comment on the settlement be* yond what was contained in the joint statement, which did — --- not-sajHrow~mUch the package would cost the school dis- _______ trick — - ---- — - - — The teachers who were jailed Friday afternoon for willful contempt of court were Tom Coffey, the Keokuk Education Association president; Gene Ylitalo, vice-president; Mrs. Billie Peters, secretary, and Paul Gay lord, the treasurer. Elementary schools in Keokuk operated Thursday and Friday, using administrators, non- sfrikers and substitute teachers lo take . care of classroom duties. "Workshop Day" High school seniors attended classes Thursday, but not on Friday. There were no classes Wednesday because school nffi. cials declared an "administrative workshop day" a short time after the strike was c called. The Keokuk district seemed _an-unlikcl.y-candidate-to-be~th& setting for Iowa's first general strike by public school teachers. The Keokuk system is looked upon as a model of progressive education by many professional educators in Iowa. When the teacher strike. occurred here last week, many Iowa schoolmen asked themselves: If it can happen in a school system .like Keokuk's what will prevent it from happening elsewhere in the state? "Now that it has happened, it probably will again," said T. E. Davidson of Cedar Falls, president of the Iowa School Board Association. "It's always easier 'the second time." Michael Fleming, executive director of the lowa.Association of Classroom Teachers, said the Keokuk strike "will encourage NIXON FAILURE IN SOUTH SEEN President Nixon's . southern strategy is doomed to failure because the President will be unable to go,, far enough to ac* commodate the South, a south* em civil rights lawyer said Saturday. "Nixon's just an amateur at racism," said Charles Morgan of AtlantspwfioTTias made a career of working civil righjES cases in southern courthouses. The average southern racist can't be placated. He wants it all. "When the Republicans-have ;heir next convention and see ;ypes like (Eugene) Bull Connor (former Birmingham REGISTER PHOTO BY GEORGE CEOLLA Writing Nice for Mother -Rplty Sullivan, 6, a member of Mrs. Helen Whanncl'g first-grade class at North Elementary School in Jefferson, checks the dictionary for the correct spelling of a word as she writes a letter to her mother for Mother's Day. STORY: Page One. the .kinds of actions that will be alternatives to strikes." Inthe Keokuk "sfttiation, Fleming said, "the point was just reached where every conceivable avenue was tried, but they all failed." . Fleming said the only Iowa school districts where teachers and school boards have, not settled this year — and "where there is a major problem" — are Davenport and Pleasant Valley. In the Legislature, Fleming predicted, the Keokuk strike will give rise to more serious consideration of legislation on negotiations that will spell out the steps that must be followed in pay disputes involving _public employes. Davidson agreed, declaring that if such legislation had been the law of Iowa, the Keokuk 'Do or Die 9 Fund Campaign For Midwestern College By a Staff Writer DENISON, IA. — Midwestern College was unable to meet its $60,000 payroll May 1 and won't meet its June payroll unless an intensive drive raises the money. "It's just a do-or-die thing," - : Deniion I DES MOINES J says James Lodwick, a trustee of the school. "If we're not sue- cessful, we. . won't be here next year.".The money must be collected by the end of this week. Lodwick, a Denison insurance man, is optimistic about the fund drive. "The total involvemerit of the students and the financial support from the faculty makes the administration and the trustees very optimistic," he says. No specific fund goal has been set, but Lodwick estimates that $150,000 or more is needed, Midwestern has been plagued with financial problems since it opened five years ago. The school has regularly borrowed money in the fall, repaying with spring tuitions, then borrowed spring operating money to repay with tuitions the following autumn.lLodwick notes. "This year we didn't get the credit for the loan in the spring — that's-why we can't meet our payroll."' Dr. Edwin Coen, president of the college, reports enrollment has stabilized at 800 students in the fall, 6W} each spring and 200 each summer. "If we can raise enough money to meet.the May 1 and June 1 payrolls and some additional ope r s;4 i n g funds," Lodwick says, "the summer tuition will cover summer expenses." If the current drive works, he adds, plans are to develop long- term financing for the college's $3.5 miljiion construction debt. Also planned is "a general reevaluation of college operations to prevent this (payroll, crisis) from ever happening again." was designed according to the. theories of former Parsons College President Millard Roberts. He advocated rapidly expanding enrollment and recruiting dropouts from other colleges. John F. Kennedy College at Wahoo; Neb., another college started by Roberts, needs "about $200,000 to keep alive," its president, Ted Dillow, said last week. Need Gifts "We abandoned Roberts' theories long ago," Midwestern's Lodwick says. "Two things are wrong-with those theories. One is that we do need a long-term financing plan — we've never had it. Also, you can't support a school on tuition charges alone—you need" endowments and gifts." Administration officials and trustees say they are proud that the students • here are working*as hard to save Midwestern as students on Bother campuses work to stop the war. About 400 students plan to gather in Carroll, Harlan, Woodbine and Ida Grove this Wednesday. They will march to Denison, seeking to collect $1 for each mile walked by each student. They will ask for money from people they meet along the way. The students are also calling parents, friends and philanthropists throughout the country seeking- gifts. And they plan to contribute an average of $10 each of their own money. A delegation of students is in Washington, D.C., seeking federal aid, and another group of students and faculty members is expected to arrive in Des Moines today after walking more than 100 miles from Denison. CHRISTOU CANOE FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH 9 DAY CAM0H1IPS with C9uns»lor$ ^Lutheran in Am**. Trips ar« into tfc* Gw«d[i«n watan north o! Ely, U»*1«H! lilM fill JWH It <ttHir For 4et«ll«4 InformBtiflo rwftrdlna cost accommodftUoni. writ* toi CHRISTOU CANdE. 212* 6A$U UNE AMES, IOWA 5QOJQ strike might well have been avoided. Davidson sard~ir"W5uld~~!8e~ "far better" if the Legislature established "formal rules of law" for teachers and school boards to settle their differences, rather than letting the two sides make up their own ground rules for contract talks.-. A field representative for the National Education Association, Dale Lestima of St. Paul, Minn., said there will be widespread teachers' strikes in Iowa and elsewhere "as long as there is second-class citizenship for public employes." Lestima .referred to the fact that most public workers — unlike organized employes in the private section — are barred in many states from bargaining collectively with' their' employers. • Lestima and Fleming Mfere in Keokuk because of the strike, and so were representatives of the Iowa State Education Association, the-main organization of teachers < and school administrators in the state. The groups voiced solid support for the striking Keokuk teachers. The presence of these groups in Keokuk led some townspeople to conclude that their community had been singled out as a battleground for the first major confrontation in iowa between disgruntled teachers and an adamant school board. The education groups denied it,-saying they are .supporting the Keokuk teachers because of the particular situation. View Situation At Ottumwa OTTUMWA, IA. — Representatives of the Economic Devel- o p m e n t Assistance Administration are to be here May 25 to view Ottumwa's unemployment situation. The EDAA, part of the U.S. Commerce Department, assists communities with high levels of x unemployment. Unemployment is expected to rise here with the closing of the John 'Morreli and Co. plant in August. '._•; ^ - CHARGE MAN IN SHOOTING (The Reelsler's Iowa News Service) MONTEZUMA, IA. - A Grinnell restaurant operator, 'Carroll Hammond, 43, was held here Saturday on an open murder charge in the shooting of Gerald Linn, »rinnell. Poweshiek County Sheriff Max Allen said Linn was shot in the abdomen late Friday night outside Rich's Tavern in Searsboro. Allen said Linn was pronounced dead at the scene, the victim of a single shot from a .32-caliber pistol. The Incident occurred in a vacant .lot alongside the tavern, which both Linn and Hammond had frequented Friday night, the sheriff added. * Hammond's arraignment before a justice of the peace in Grinnell was continued until Thursday at his attorney's request. Hammond walked into the tavern and reported the' incident to "police, Allen said. Services for Linn were scheduled for 2 p.mrTuesday arthe Fuhrman Funeral Home at Estherville. Survivors include his wife, two children and his parents. DM. Man Elected By Broadcasters FORT DODGE, IA. (AP) Joe Hudgens, program director for KRNT in Des Moines, was elected president of the Iowa Broadcasters Association which closed its twentieth a n n u a meeting here Saturday. He succeeds Jim Maurer of KWMT in Fort Dodge. jolice commissioner who used jolice—dogs-on-Negroes)—run- ning around, they're going to wonder what they have wrought," Morgan said. Morgan addressed an American Civil Liberties Union mem- jership meeting Saturday afternoon at the First Unitarian Church. Morgan reminded his listeners of the southern grip on the congressional committee and seniority system. Morgan said the most important work for groups like the ACLU is stilljthe legal battle •or desegregated schools and iuries in the South. The Iowa Civil Liberties Union, in a mail election, elected eight members to its board Jim Conrad, 10, in fourth grade a?Dallas: "I live on a farm near Dallas. My dad works in the post office in Dallas.' | We don't have any special, plans for Mothers' Day that I know of unless dad takes us somewhere. Last year he ;ook us out for dinner. We made Mothers' Day :ards in school this year. I have a brother, Kelly. He's 12 or 13. !hris is 9 and in the ihird grade and my sister, Becky, is 14. My sis- ;er helps with the meal on Mothers' Day. I think mothers deserve special attention one day of the year." They are: Edward S. Allen of Ames; Gilbert Cranberg, Mrs. Louise Noun, Val Schoenthal, Robert Webber and John Estes, all of Des Moines; John Chrys- talofCpon Rapids and Mary Dressen of Mason City. " The board passed a resolution condemning the Independence School Board for cutting the salary of a teacher, Daniel Yokas, for participating in an antiwar-march. Polfe TB Group ToHearHausler William J. Hausler, jr., director of the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, will address the an- il u a 1 luncheon meeting of the Polk County Tub erculosis and Respiratory Disease ,Ass o c i ail d n Thursday 11:45 a.m. Mott rium Audito- at the WILLIAM HAUSLER YMCA. He will discuss "Is the Country Air So Pure?" Hausler is a World Health Organization consultant, Diplomats of the American Board of Microbiology and a Fellow of the American Public Health Association. Tickets for the luncheon are $2. Fort Dodge Girl Hit by Car, Dies (The Register's Iowa News Service) ' FORT DODGE, IA. - A 5- year-old girl was killed Saturday evening when struck by a car while she was running across the'ltreet after her dog. Police said Amy Marie Ertl, daughter of Mr: and Mrs. John Ertl of Fort Dodge, was struck by a car, driven by John Edward Eisenbacher, 20, also of Fort Dodge. No charges were filed against Eisenbacher. Police said the girl darted into the street in front of Eisenbacher's car too quickly for him to stop. She died at Mercy Hospital in Fon Dodge three hours after the ac cident. SCHOLARSHIP HONOR ST. PAUL, MINN. -'Catherine Ann Watson, daughter of Mf and Mr" -T"hn P. 528 Forest drive S.E., Cedar Rapids, la., was honored at a special academic honors convocation held at The College of St. Catherine. She was admitted into membership in Pi Gamma Mu, the national honor society. 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My rttto t h e r probably vrill stay home and take care -of Kathy's-little _boy. 1 h a v b another sister. She's-21 and she's married too. She lives in the .country in a trailer. Then I have a sister in high school.. She's 16. I'll probably buy my' mother a gift tomorrow (Satur- KAYLA ROBERTS fiote, d, .to fourth grade at Dallas: ""gift for j fny mother. Last year we bought'her a pin. I have two brothers — one is 17 and one is 14 — and a sister. She's 11. My oldest brother, Pat, usually buys the present with his^money.- We also^ hav6 a special dinner, and we all help get it. I don't know what we'll have this year, but it's always a good meal. We try to let our mother rest more on Mother's' Day than she does other day). We' don't plan a special dinner. I like days. I like the idea of a special day for Mothers' Day. I think it's a good idea." - mothers. I think they should have one." JIM CONRAD James Jansen, 10, in fourth grade at Dallas: "I live in the country and each year we invite our grandparents from New Sharon for Moth- ers'bay. We're going to give them a present and I plan to get my mother something when I'm in town tomorrow (Saturday). I usually give her a handkerchief or something. We usually have a special dinner — something like a roast and mashed potatoes and stuff. I certainly do think mothers should have a special day. I have a brother who's II today (Friday), and two sisters, 12 and 7." It Was a Joke, Until Her Dog Was Called a Horse (The Realsler's Iowa News Service) ~\ mU) MOUNT PLEASANT, IA. - A practical joke among faculty members at Iowa, Wesleyan College here last week amused everyone but a Wesleyan art student. A bogus police summons was hung on a new "junk metal sculpture" on campus, directing Art Profes- r- sor Stan, Wie-c derspan to ap- V pear in Municipal Court for littering. When Wiederspan discovered the ticket had been placed on the sculpture by some faculty friends, he and his friends had a good laugh. The Mount Pleasant News published a photograph of Wiederspan with the ticketed _ sculpture, explaining that the sculpture was a horse, and the paper's , readers had a good laugh. "The only .person who was upset by the incident was the artist," Wiederspan said Thursday. "She's a very serious/student, and she was. very/upset her sculpture of"a/'dog"was mistaken for a horse and that anyone would think it was ton " / Find Body of Ottumwa Man (The Register's Iowa News Service) OTTUMWA, IA. - Police here Saturday found the body of a 45-year-old Ottumwa man several hours after the man had been charged with breaking and, entering. Police said Elmer W. Peck apparently died'of a self-inflicted gunshot 7 wound. A rifle was found near his body, they said. / Police said Peck had been arrested near the Mid-State Distributing Co, about 2 a.m. They said merchandise stolen in a break-in at Mid-State was found in Peck's truck. Peck had been released on $5,000 bond. His body was discovered at 6:30 a.m. . ; Services will be at 1:30 p.m.; Monday at the Johnson Funeral Chapel here. Quits SchoolJob In Central City (The Register's Iowa News Service) CENTRAL CITY, IA. - The superintendent of the troubled Central City Community School District has resigned effective June 15. The resignation of Albert T. Voss was accepted unanimously by the board of education last week. Voss, who had two years left on his current contract, said it was his "professional assessment" that he could no | longer provide the district with effective leadership. ' •In February teachers threatened -a walkout when they failed to receive their paychecks because the district had depleted its bank balance. 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