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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 20

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Etc Co bid eh cr tie At Ac Ac Af Af Ar Ar At Ai Ai Ai At Ai A Ai A A A A: B B B B B B , Ur ban Lines Drawn . fcy ftlctrard itoak Staff Writer) POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY _COtJNGIk IA, — Rural Pottawattafnie County is a straftge place for a rural vs. urban political contest. -That's where two highly regarded Republican legislators, Maurice Van Nostrand of Avoca and: Laverne Schroeder of, McClelland, are competing for; the Republican nomination for a seat, in the Iowa House. The The 54th House District bank bill was proposed, a cattle feeding corporation he heads reportedly began experiencing difficulty obtaining bank financing. Interim Group • prujiary election is June 2. Van Nostranld. interviewed at the Oakland headquarters of YOURGARDEN Ewing Park Is Showcase For Early Lilacs at Peak 1 By Fleets Browfttll Wowdfoffe — The curtain.'? going up on Lilac Time! TFne"great intermingling of the'colors of the later flowering crabappjes and the earlier lilacs is exciting to see and the closer~ybu get the more delightful the air is. Ewing Park's Lilac Arboretum has a great sho\V this week with the huge bushes of the earjy-flowering species lilacs at thfeir peak and Schroeder, served two 37, who terms in has I the House, and Van Noslnyid, 45, with three terms served, were placed in the same district when the Legislature w_as .reduced in size and ^apportioned. Van Nostrand, who is editor of the Council Bluffs Nonpareil as well as having agricultural interests, says he may have too much of a city image for his highly rural district. "He's done a lot of voting that looks like city voting," added opponent Schroeder. Basic Issues "They think my allegiance is divided," said Van Nostrand. "It isn't. I IfVe out here be- the feeding operation, said thej a ' d.e d and experience has left him disturb-'abetted by the^ •j ed about the "freedom to legis- splendid collec- f late" without outside pressures, tion of y° un g flowering crab- but he said he has come up, — —o with no solutions to'the prob-j a RP les ' Those r .-i_l._ t _ ! I A lem. Van Nostrand recently was appointel3~To~aTr~ihterim study committee to suggest revisions in the property tax structure. He did not commit himself on the issue, but he said some of the tax protest by farmers "is a form of entertainment" which abated when spring field work began. He said much of the protest "is coming from farmers who own 800 to 1,000 acres." The winner of the June 2 primary will face Democrat William Somerville of Council Bluffs in the November general .^— ~ "~ j-jiuna in me nuvcmuct gcucidl cause I like it. On basic issues j election. There is no Democrat- I would have to be considered j j c primary contest rural." Van Nostrand said the point he has been trying to make is :\vho fail to enjoy it all are no 1555—t kind to them- WOODROFFB selves. As everyone who knows this outstanding park agrees, one trip a..year is not enough to catch both early-flowering and lale lilacs at their best. Children's Forest -It is the opinion of Mr. George Madsen, the special guardian of all this beauty, that today we should devote our time to the loveliness of the Children's Forest and to the large central grouping of the MAURICK VAN NOSTRANO LAVERNE SCHROEDER that the control of the Legislature is shifting from rural to urban hands. • In the future, he said, any legislator who is identified "with the strict rural line" is going to have little power in the Legislature and be able to accomplish little for his constituents. "I say let's stand for the things we can justify but not make a stand to the last on everything," he said. "I don't get any kick out of saying I'm right but losing the vote." Schroeder, a farmer, said there should be no rural-urban split In the Legislature. "A leg. islator -can't be truly rural or city. What's right is right either way," he said. Schroeder said he believes rural legislators in the past have fairly .. represented the Interests of city dwellers. The 54th House District involved in the contest contains four Council Bluffs precincts and two Harrison County townships plus the bulk of rural Pottawattamie County. There are two other districts in the county, each containing 1.14011) UVJllll JJ. U11JUCL , £tO\jy 1' Ul ~ j .", v ' •ty-fifth St.; Robert Stein, Mil-! Presid ? nt Lin ™ln. It and the waukee.Wis.; Charles Terlouw, i ""'^'y colored "P ink " lilac rural townships. Van Nostrand is a House leader and is on close terms with.Gov. Robert Ray. He has been involved in a number of controversial issues. Halt Planting Schroeder interrupted his corn planting recently to offer some i^teas on the campaign. "We operate in completely different manners/' he said, Van Nostrand, he added^concentrates "on the big Bills with a lot of fireworks," but as .a result misses sTlbt of routine legislative work. "I can't buy being in the gunner's chair just on~the~-big-iy sues," said Schroeder. "You owe just as much on the little bills. There are a lot of sleepers in there." Schroeder said he is interested in property tax reform and in controlling state spending, especially in the Board of Regents institutions. He said he believes wage earners might be in a better position to assume more of the tax burden. "I think the man who earns weekly wages, for what he's got invested, may be in a little better position lo pay," said Schroeder. "They say farmers have a lot but when you look at what they have invested the return isn't very good;" ------------------- -------Both Schroeder and Van Nostrand have stood up to special interests on occasion. Schroeder advocated higher truck taxes and opposed longer double-bottom trucks. He said frucjk- laa/s ."are ^ -complicated you can lie awake nights," and added, ''There should never be a law written that the ordinary educated man can't understand. " Vaa Nostrand w the 1970 session spearheaded a drive to place an earnings tax on banks and other financial institutions. "l^e effort led-him io the brink of resigning from the legislature when, after the Drake Chapter To Initiate 17 Lome R. Worthington, Towa insurance commissioner, will be guest speaker Thursday at the spring initiation and b a n q u e t' f or Drake Univer- s i t y ' s Iowa Beta chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, national scholastic busi- n e s s administration honorary. S e v e nteen students in the College of Business Administration will be initiated as chapter members. They are John J. Anthony, Clearwater, • Fla.; Richard Boone, Connersville, Ind.; John Brandt, St. Paul, Minn.; ,R. Craig Cavanaugh, Monmouth, 111.; Prescott Griffith, Fort Dodge; Steven Hillmer, Mason City; Harlan Jacobs, 871 Forty- first; John B. Snyder, 2509 For LORNE WORTHINGTON early species lilacs and flowering crabapple's. Next Sunday, he judges, will be the fullest display of the mid-season and late lilac varieties along with a tapering off s in intensity of those aUheir best today. Look for Annabelle, really a double form of the delightful species, Syringa Oblata dila- tata, which opens pinkish single florets, then turns to the color of moonlight. Pocahontas, pretty purple, Assessippi, pure lilac with a style of its own, and a dozen others make up this gathcring-in- of lilacs seldom seen elsev/here but ancestors of the modern hybrids. .If, like me, you want as Jong a season as possible from each favorite flower, you'll do well to plant at least one of these which open a good week to ten days ahead of the main lilac show. I chose S. oblata oblongata, principally, I suppose, because its loose open plumes are so tern of pink lace. Everyone who sees it likes the great • blue hybrid lilac IT'S TIME TO—• Encourage new trees- shrubs with frequent, thorough waterings. • Cut lawn grass moderately high. • Plant seeds of w a r m- wcather annuals. • Sec that bases of large- flowered clematis vines have rigid supports. size and mass of flower clusters/ of their .landscape value. Idwa Pride Opened lo the public for the first time in 1947, this makes the twenty-third spring we've been able to enjoy this show of fine lilacs which- is known world-wide and rated at the top. It's something for all Iowa to both enjoy and brag'about — particularly to those from southern states where nothing like our Iowa lilacs can be enjoyed. And what could be a sweeter trip for Mother on Her Day? Creamy flowers flushed a delicate pink "make up the named Lucie Ballet Prairie City; Monty Bertelli j " amed Lucie Balt( Cedar Rapids; Nancy Criss,j chantln g twosome! Newark, Ohio; Ron Owings, main *roup in opening. Hand- - - e some groups of Lucie Baltet | J stand on the southwest slope of i i the rrjain hilltop at Ewing Park | ily picked out be-1 [ yellowish tone of ! I -rounded-thregdnch heads of an other/splendid shrub flowering now. This is not Viburnum Carlesi sometimes called Pink Snowball, but a husky child of V. Carlesi — Viburnum carb- cephalum. This had V. Mac- rophalum- (meaning - large-headed, a good thing in flowers!) for its other parent and was tagged with a portion of the names of both. For everyday Use, it's simpler to call it Fragrant Snowball, under which name you'll find it listed in some catalogues. The important fact for Iowa ns is that this distinguished-looking shrub is winter-hardy as well as very pretty and possessed of a lovely perfume which It generously gives out to please all passers-by, The Pearlbush, Exochorda macrantha, also adds to lilac time with its snow-white flowers making the perfect foil for the tints of any and all lilacs, as well as lingering flowering quinces and deeply colored crabapple flowers. The common name seems most appropriate when you view the strings of round white buds before they loosen into ", ai \ f""!inch and a half flowers that lead the rosernble those of strawberries. LEVELING-OFF 1 IN WATERLOO By Jfick Hovelson SMrt Writer) WATERLOO, IA. - At least one' official here is not alarmed by the findings 61 the 1970 census in Waterloo. According to a preliminary report, Waterloo's population is 75,984. The figure represents a loss of 1,201 since a special census taken here in 1966, and is 4,000 short of most estimates for 1970. ~ "I don't feel that this is necessarily bad," said Hugh Copeland, director of the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Planning Commission. Waterloo and other commutes in the county contract flth the agency for planning services... "People always look at growth as being good. 1 regard the Waterloo figure as an indication of a 'leveling-off.' This D«J Maines Sunday Register M«? 10, 1970 1ft J Local Sietron iw n will give the city a chance to catch up en its public improvements such as street and sewer connections. "With a rapid growth, the city would have stayed behind. With the leveling-off, .it can take care of some of the work tHSt needs to be done in ifs central area," said Copeland. Copeland was among those who had estimated that Waterloo would hit 80,000 this year. "It appears that a lot of the growth we predicted for Waterloo went out into the county instead," he said. Neighboring Cedar Palls, for example, recorded a 37 per cent increase, jumping from 21,195 in 1960 to 29,117. Much of the increase, however, is accounted for by an approximate 5,500 jump in enrollment at the University of Northern Iowa over the past decade. Mistake Causes Loss oi Five Keota Voting Booths (Th« fttdljter's lcw» News Ser»le«) KEOTA, IA..— Democracy suffered a temporary Setback last week in Keota when five of the town's seven voting booths were accidentally destroyed. The booths-were stored in an old unused hotel when, a group of workers arrived to clean out the building. The booths went to the Y&ISMOINES dump along with the junk. Town Mar- ^Kitjf 4 «fti.7Too shal Boyd Sanders spotted the burning booths while on patrol and rescued two of-them. : Mayor Austin Zehr said the town will be ready for the upcoming primary elections; but he wasn't sure just how. "I don't know how much a new booth costs," he said. "But it isn't too elaborate. We'll get along somehow, do.'" We always Named to Head Danville Schools (Th« Register's Iowa Newt Service) MOUNT PLEASANT, IA. James R. Brown, director of instruction for locals-public,, schools, has been named superintendent of the Danville Community Schools by the Danville School Board. Brown, who will begin his' new duties July 1, succeeds Roger Northrop, who has resigned. Formerly principal of Carlisle High School, Brown has an education degree from Drake and a master's degree from Northeast Missouri State'Teachers College. Broadview, 111.; David Schweers, 3800 Forty-eighth St. Pli'e; William Staples, Fort , ' and are —!_ ___ Iowa's Funeral Directors to Meet About 700 persons are expected to attend the ninetieth annual convention of the Iowa JJlunejaLDJrectors and Embalmers Association here Monday through Thursday. Speakers on the various programs include Joe McCracken, president of the National Fu; n e r a 1 Directors Association^ and Cecil Reed, former Iowa legislator now with the Manpower Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Madison; Shari Young, 1800 f Grand ave., and Randall Nay,' cau . se of 1214 Thirty-first St. ^ P '?nu ™ „ • n , ^ . J The Des Monies Park Depart- I ment has been generous with i printed lists of the more than ! I two hundred varieties of lilacs ' j planted in Ewing Park. With a j } copy of this in hand, you're I; well started on making notes to yourself on your favorites. The" excellent and complete labeling of varieties maintained at Ewing Park is of greatest assistance. Once you've chosen favorite varieties and gone the rounds of at least most of the area, go to a high point to see how well you can identify them from a distance. This is the best test of the carrying power of the color, a main consideration along with 20-GALLOH LAWN SPRAYER ONLY 99<? 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