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Le Mars Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - March 1, 1983, Le Mars, Iowa * of History & Archives 7222 Des la 50319 Iowa's only completely daity newspaper Tuesday Le Iowa - March 1,1983 111th No. 42 25 Cents c 1983 Le Mars Daily Sentinel it vote on school wages superintendent to LeMars Cc 0"'"^' NO. M ramin vol. lot ho u mat t MARTIAL SCENES IE MARS ' COUft An Indicated Nm By Kathy Faber On a four two no vote Le Mars Community School Board members Monday night accepted salary increase recommendations for employee All groups will receive an increase in salary only with no change in fringe increases range from 4.3 percent for level 1 secretaries to 9.6 percent for central office administrative their current base or salary and 1983-84 base or salary -are level 1 per hour to per level 2 to level 3 to bus drivers to number one to number 2 to head to full time to part time to aides to to lunch level 1 to level 2 to level 3 to Central office accounting per year to purchasing and receiving secretary to administrative secretary to building and to transportation to lunch to pool to senior high head to senior high to junior high head to junior high assistant to Current elementary principal salaries are No figure was given for 1983-84 since have yet been music to trade and industries to athletics to ' Salary review committee member Daryl Miller said principals were given a slightly higher percentage increase because they have been low in comparison to area He said administrative salaries in the Le Mars district are lower in comparison with other schools in the Miller said some groups asked for family hospitalization insurance but no fringe benefits were Voting no on the salary increases were Ralph Klemme and Tom B They said perhaps now is not the best time to try to make up for low Special electric rates to tax-supported institutions must be terminated according to area manager Herb Caswell in a letter to the He said the order from the Iowa State Commerce Commission was the result of the most recent electric rate case in which interveners and commission staff to the continuance of this He said a plan has been developed which will reduce the difference between the tax-supported rate and a comparable commercial rate will be reduced by one third effective Jan 1,1984. The remaining difference will be reduced by one 1,1985. Remaining difference will be eliminated effective Jan. 1,1986 when normal commercial rates will MARTIAL LAW REIGNS IN COUNTY FR pom - IS j it Thi nw intra q iiii a WOOL in mm ELEVEN MEN STATE MILITARY IN START RIOT IN ARE ARRESTED - TROOPS HERE CHARGE HERE COURT HOUSE tot hwm Mm kmn via Am ' - it M tm Mi Le Mars pages May 1 and 2,1933 Sioux City and Sheldon National Guardsmen were in Le Mars after the attempted lynching of Judge Charles C. There were seven stories about the lynching and related events plus an editorial on the Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel front The Le Mars also published seven an editorial opinion and five on its front Front page headlines for many weeks An appraisal of district buildings conclusion shows many district properties to be Greatest discrepancy is in junior high insurance coverage which shows a difference between 100 percent insurable replacement value and current coverage 100 percent insurable replacement Board members directed the to change i News of the attempted ' martial law and farmers trials made front-page headlines for weeks in both News of these events dominated the Farm Holiday By Carol Pitts Eight part series Most stories had a main headline and a the main story often had four Type was assistant to School board p. 5 Appraisal vs. current coverage Senior 319,837 Junior 1,975,724 51,877 17,829 Bus 36,787 Merrill bus Merrill Just as the stories reflected the layout of the two newspapers reflected their ' 7- The Sentinel's nameplate was in Old English type while the ' used a more modern Cheltenham The Sentinel's layout was almost perfectly balanced with no All in bold or italic were in upper case Subheads were in lower case with only the first letter of each word Banner headlines were used Each headline other than the banner consisted of two stepped Subheads were with each line shorter than the one directly above forming an inverted The hardly could have been more The type was Banner heads were if Most headlines were If subheads were they were The pages looked cluttered - there appeared to be little or no For the front page of the on May 1,1933, contained 32 headlined stories - with additional stories used as The front page of the Sentinel on May 2,1983. contained 19 headlined stories - with additional ones used Update Negotiations Contract negotiations between the Le Mars Community School District and Le Mars Community Education Association will continue tonight at 7 p.m. at the senior high The session is open to the Lowland flooding on Big Sioux the south side of Spring melt has begun on northwest's Iowa's including the Little but flood observers in the area say they expect no major barring a heavy The Little Sioux River has been mostly because of ice blockage and ice jams at various points along the High water overflow has entered die Spring Lake Park area on Officials of the Cherokee Flood Committee said there has been a of lowland flooding on the stream in the Spencer and Sioux Rapids areas as well as the They said warm temperatures will continue to break up the ice and let the river as The headlines were of different types and styles - some headlines had others Some were italic or some were only upper some upper and lower Subheads were usually upper and lower The also used artwork - photographs and line It also boxed more stories than did the The Sentinel used a format and the used eight columns per Both papers used column rules and a vertical The sensational journalism practiced by the can be seen through the various articles published as a result of the attempted lunching of Judge The comparison between the and Sentinel comes alive when considering the personalities of the editors All too journalism history in small communities is overlooked as But the comparison of the Globe's sensational journalism to the Sentinel's staid approach is significant for several Two extreme reporting styles can be observed in stories written about the same Sentinel editor Gillespie advocated law and but he tried to get all sides of a On the other editor Starzl clearly supported the farmers although he denounced the attempted Starzl was a sensational and more people subscribed to his newspaper than to Gillespie's People seemed to prefer stories packed with emotion - which is what Starzl - The Sentinel suffered from many of the same problems which afflicted serious newspapers in New York City and other cities during the 1920s with the rise of sensational The conflict between the editors is significant because it is journalism This conflict is responsible in part for the current state of the newspaper in Le Only by knowing history can one understand the present and avoid related problems in the the attempted lynching was an violent event in Le Although this event likely would be unnoticed in a large it is still by Le Mars natives 50 years Some of the facts have been over the years as the story is told and therefore it is important to record the event as accurately and completely as Landfill budget March 1983 MON TUE WEO THU FRI SAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Mr 18 19 - 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 By Jolene Stevens Plymouth County Solid Waste agency board members meeting Friday night oh an 11-1 vote approved a budget for the coming That's up slightly from the 1982-1983 The new budget reflects a cut in expenditures for custom work from to Increases include fuel and from to and for revenue bond from to By an 84 vote the board approved a salary increase for Herman bringing his salary to and granted a 3 percent increase in salary for Fred land fill Part-time salaries remain at an increases have been approved for all users of the fill with greatest hike that for Le Mars going from to Total assessments of compare with for 1982-1983. The 1983-1984 assessments for other communities in the with last year's assessment in and rural Plymouth Total tonnage for 1982 was 13,676 off slightly from 1981 tonnage of 13,787. Harold Le was reelected chairman of the agency board with Harold reelected vice chairman and The board turned down a request from Hawarden for use of the Plymouth County land Board members indicted they did not feel additional revenue justified shortening life of the land Oetken Bets on pari-mutuel Drawing Laurie - March is a stage fiill of bluff By Deborah Simon Odds are state Representative Don Le will vote for pari-mutuel betting when it comes before the House in the next two During a weekend visit in Le Paulin himself as of the toward a yes vote in ing race tracks and betting in the Paulin said a recent poll taken by a statehouse reporter showed 55 legislators for and 40 against the pari-mutuel That count includes in either direction like said p. 5
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