You have viewed 1 newspapers today. Please Register in order to view more newspapers.
We are retrieving your image from the archive...
We are converting your image into tiles...
Carroll Daily Times Herald (Newspaper) - May 7, 1979, Carroll, Iowa lowe a place to Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 110 90 May 7, 1979 - Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier for 60c Per Week 1C_ Single 9 C Copy Calamity seen if railroad service halted Lake City builds strong medical reputation By LISA VAN LAANEN Times Herald Staff Writer is me result one area businessman foresees from a shutdown of Milwaukee Road Other businessmen affected by the closing predict severe economic and social implications if rail service to the area were to Milwaukee Road trustees requested permission to beginning all but 350 of its 1,500 miles of tracks in But Friday a federal judge ordered the railroad company to operate at least until May 31. Service to grain elevators in Coon Templeton and Manning would be discontinued by the Alternatives to Milwaukee Road service are an emergency service by other railroads at a guaranteed 6 percent purchasing the track by other and no rail service at according to Ian MacGillivray planning director of the state Department of MacGillivray said the DOT is responsible for determining transportation alternatives to the Milwaukee Steve Garst of the Garst Co. in Coon Rapids says the shutdown would cause asking us to go out of he Trucking would cost an additional 5 to 6 cents a bushel to ship Garst and his company sends out about 365 carloads of grain and fertilizer each Railroad cars hold about 3.500 bushels of he A small truck would hold 250 and 280 and a would carry about 700 Garst asking us to use gas and diesel and there isn't enough right he said highways already are overburdened with construction and this would add to the he Eugene Meiners of Templeton Farmer's Cooperative said trucking seems to be the Coop's only alternative to This would result in the farmers making less he The shutdown also would curtail the Coop's expansion he Dick manager of Corp. of Manning said the railroad's move is the greatest economic crisis is Iowa's Bryant said he can't begin to envision the effect the shutdown would have on the company and the He said trucking is not viable because of its added Bryant said Con Soy has sent a three-part petition to the state The petition says that Con Soy does not protest the Milwaukee Road shutdown if the immediate emergency provisions and if the Interstate Commerce federal Railroad and federal Department of work to insure the service beyond the eight and if Con Soy will voice a violent protest to the railroad Con Soy sends out about 3,000 carloads by rail each he The company is the largest employer in Manning with about 75 The social implications from loss of rail service would be just as according the Garst said job layoffs and population shifts may Business and industries could move to a few large cities that are served by Rep. Tom Harkin reiterated the social implications in a recent news and said Milwaukee isn't going to get away with this without a they're no line will be thought safe outside a major metropolitan He said more than 100 Iowa grain elevators depend on Milwaukee and many businesses will not be able to operate at their present Farmers will lose up to 10 cents a bushel if their grain is he Harkin said the interests of creditors and stockholders usually are considered before the interests of shippers and communities along the does a line with steady who are willing to help pay for track repairs find itself without operating Harkin He said he suspects mismanagement and poor investment policies were the Garst said the railroad company is worth twice its million He said the company's problem is that it didn't put its fixed assets into He said he hopes the railroad at least will be given a minimum of 90 days to sell viable portions of the track to other Other railroads in the state include Rock Union and Chicago and North is in the public interest that the Milwaukee Road not be allowed to do what they're Garst Believe it or Some prices down Associated Press Writer Bargain hunters take It's hard to but some things are actually cheaper today than they used to They of the exception rather than the you find anything that is lower in it's a rather fluky said one economist who did not want his name Among the exceptions is the hand-held introduced to the general public in the early 1970s. In 1972, according to the Electronic Industries the minimum price for a pocket calculator was about you can buy one for less than Comparing today's prices with those of the past is hard because of the 1978 revision in the Price The items checked today are not necessarily the same ones priced 10 years Pat Jackman of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that a look at the final edition of the unrevised in June 1978, showed a few things cost less than they did in the 1967 base They included nylon down 6.1 movie down 3.2 tape down 5.2 and down 22.7 Jackman said long-term price decreases generally occur because of improved New like drop in price as mass production becomes has some sort of pricing he then growth Fabian Linden of the Conference a business research said it is actually unfair to compare today's prices to yesterday's in absolute you have to compare wages as In September 1969, for the Labor Department reported that production workers in manufacturing in the United States earned an average of an including It took a worker 13 minutes to earn enough to buy a pound of ground then priced at an average of about 66 it took 15 minutes to earn enough for a 76-cent, one pound can of The worker had to spend 7 minutes to earn the 40 cents needed for a gallon of premium gasoline and it took 25'/2 earnings to buy a new In 1978, production workers earned an average of an hour and ground beef cost an average of a meaning that despite soaring meat prices it took less time minutes - to a pound of hamburger than it did more than nine years It also would take less - only about 20 weeks - to earn enough to buy a new car costing But it would take longer - about 8 minutes - to make the money to put an 85-cent gallon of gasoline in the And you would have to spend 24 minutes earning the money for a pound of By LISA VAN LAANEN Times Herald Staff Writer Lake City's one medical modest 60-bed and population of about 2,000 belie its reputation as a medical The medical establishment has a impact on the according to Mayor Marilyn Not only do many people work in medical and but many people retire in the city because of its medical she Physician community and personalized care are cited as reasons for the town's medical The hospital does not have any or equipment other hospitals do not according to Edward administrator or both Stewart Memorial Hospital and the doctors are the key to the hospital's Maahs larger towns do not have the number and quality of doctors that we Maahs said when he moved to the city 10 years the town had six The six still are here And four more doctors and two physician's assistants have set up practice here in the last 10 Another general practicioner is expected this The town boasts two general one seven general and two physician's Other medical professionals in the community include optometrists and Maahs said the doctors recruit other physicians and help establish them in It is an advantage that all the doctors work either at the Lake City clinic or its satellite clinic at Rockwell because doctors on call can cover for each he Dr. Dale Christensen said the town's medical success may have been a matter of luck with the right people at the right we try Christensen said he has been recruiting doctors for 15 of his 20 years of practicing medicine at Lake Maahs said Lake City draws patients from surrounding areas because of its proportionately large number of Community involvement in its health care is one of the most active in the Maahs Nearly 1,400 people from 13 communities are affiliated with the hospital The auxiliary last week earned the state Master Auxiliary award for hospitals with 50 to 99 beds for an third straight according to president Sandy The award was offered in four categories of hospital but Mrs. Peterson estimated that about 75 percent of Iowa's hospitals are in the 50- to 99-bed The key to the auxiliary success is its she The membership fee is only and the bylaws are simple and not just we're participants in the medical work of the Mrs. Peterson The responsibilities include in-service education projects and upkeep of the hospital mail library and snack She said a junior auxiliary for adolescents also was Physicians support their and it works with the hospital she Community involvement encourages personalized Maahs The hospital employs about 145 persons from 20 and most patients know at least one hospital employee or he 200 persons are employed at both the hospital and the Laboratory Technician Donna Hennings tests blood samples from patients of the Clinic at Lake She is one of about 45 employees at the The hospital averaged 43 patients a day during but Dr. Ashton McCrary said he suspects the number of patients usually is He said he can't accurately foresee the future of medicine in the but a new hospital addition may be built if the patient load continues to McCrary is of a third generation of Lake City He said his grandfather started practicing in the city during the 1890s. The city didn't always have a stable number of he The doctor situation was touch-and-go from about 1946 to He said he is uncertain why Lake Dan Greving does some engine work on the high school auto mechanics class taught by the Des Moines Area Community College in cooperation wth five area high In class imei Photo by Pat Morgan Students in the class have tackled everything from to rebuilding instructor Frank Jorgensen Students tune up mechanical skill By PAT MORGAN Times Herald Staff Writer writing and engine Not your normal of fare for most high school but for 36 it's a jump on a The auto mechanics course for high school students is taught by the Des Moines Area Community College in cooperation with five Carroll County The schools are St. Coon Carroll Public and Carroll Each school has a quota of students allowed in the half-day course depending on Instructor Frank Jorgensen says schools with an extra space can lend it to an interested student from another Jorgensen says sometimes students have to be turned away because there is not enough He says next fall two or three students may have to be turned The class is in its fourth year in Carroll and is located in the Lahr 229 North Students are selected for the course by school Jorgensen says counselors try to select students most interested in an auto mechanics Most are Jorgensen keeps track of his students to measure the success of the Last 35 students completed the year-long Sixteen are directly involved in mechanics such as in advanced training schools or working in auto mechanic Twenty-five are in related mechanical areas such as fanning Only one girl has taken the course and she has pursued a career in computer operation Jorgensen says she did well in the auto mechanics Jorgensen says the course gives students a basic knowledge of the Students have done everything from to rebuilding he He says many students have sonic background in auto mechanics from tanning or garage work and can pursue advanced One student upon graduating from the class opened his own repair shop and is quite Jorgensen says April 26 the students visited the Chevrolet Leeds plant in Kansas City to see how cars are built Jorgensen says students watched the complete assembly of a car from parts being carried off a railroad car to the finishing Only the paint job was Jorgensen says because there was not enough space in the paint room for the The plant produces 60 cars an including El and Monte Jorgensen says the trip is taken to give students a background on the makings of an The class also takes trips to the technical school at the Ankeny campus and occasionally to the Firestone tire plant in Des and an engine remanufacturing plant in Algona Most of the cars students work on come from their See Page 9 City has medically developed to its current He likened the but on a smaller to professionally towns such as and Wis. not a question of just according to Dr. Glen who has retired from medical is credited with establishing recruitment and has helped begin several doctors currently located in the city i doctors are content with their they slay Rost said is what they are doing here 400 volunteers clear trash from roadsides Despite a smaller than expected the local input to the Great Iowa Cleanup was termed successful About 400 persons in Carroll County participated in Saturday's cleanup roadside The total was less than the expected 700 or more volunteers Dave local coordinator for the state-wide of the little towns in the county hud the right spirit There were some gaps that we didn't get but countywide it was Olson said trash was picked up along about three-fourths of the 150 miles ol blacktop roads in the counts He estimated about 3.000 garbage hags and about 15 dump truck loads were needed to haul away the junk Although the weather was warm and high winds proved to be a drawback wind was on the but they worked Olson said It wasn't any fun those kids worked at Members of Girl Scout and Brownies 4-H clubs and volunteers from New Hope Village did most of the work around the Carroll area The turnout ot about 120 workers in the Carroll area was far below the total but Olson praised those who participated He also praised the county secondary road who furnished the trucks and the County Wildlife which provided a supper for the volunteers An estimated 45.000 lowans participated in the statewide action Eighty-five of Iowa's 99 counties were It is estimated that 250.000 plastic trash bags were filled with litter in the cleanup The coordinated the Iowa Energy Policy Council is thought by officials to be the biggest event of its kind Outside Mostly sunny but cooler this with highs in low 70s Tartly cloudy tonight and Cooler Low in the low High Tuesday around 70 Winds northwesterly at 10 to 20 miles per hour this afternoon and 5 to 15 miles per hour
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.