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Cherokee Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Cherokee, Iowa
Cherokee Matin a incs Cherokee Iowa 15c copy 107 years Young monday december 5, 1977 poll local residents believe Energy crisis editors note this is the first in a five part series dealing with the Energy situation and what individuals can do about it. Other stories will Deal with ways of conserving Energy in the Home alternative forms of Energy such As solar and types of government assistance available. By Jon Boos staff writer most people in Cherokee county believe there is an Energy crisis and Many pin the blame on themselves. These Are among the conclusions that can be drawn from a daily times Telephone Survey of too county residents on the Energy Issue. Seventy two said there is an Energy crisis and 19 denied this. Another nine were undecided. Sounding the alarm was an 83-year-old Cleghorn woman who said a we could run out of fuel not in my lifetime but during my much less concerned was the Cherokee Man who commented a a it a a hoax. There a More around than people will and a Rural Aurelia Man said a if you pay enough there a plenty of fuel Togo of the 72 believing there is an Energy crisis More than half a 37 a said the people should look no further than their own Homes in assigning blame. A a we Veall Learned to live extravagantly. I done to think there la be an end to the crisis soon a observed a Cherokee woman. But 17 blamed Oil companies and two the Congress. Lobbyists and manufacturers got one vote each for the dubious Honor of being the Energy culprit. And 14 cited no one in particular. A i done to know for sure who to blame a said a Rural Aurelia Man. A the Best Congress could do is disband because they be got things so messed criticism of the Federal government in general came from a Marcus woman who said a if they really wanted to they could develop plenty of Energy sources. If they can spend Money on things like space shuttles they can get us More Energy Energy Energy Energy Energy r Energy a Energy a Energy Energy a Energy r Energy y Energy r Energy Energy dict amp Energy Energy it Energy in Energy in Energy in Energy in Energy or Energy e Energy a Energy Energy Nerp ene or for months now a divided Congress has been wrestling with president Carters set of Energy proposals which stress conservation. To test Public reaction Here to those and other proposals that have been put Forward those surveyed were asked which of a list of actions Congress should take. The most support 77 in too was for a Home insulation tax credit. And a tax credit for the installation of solar Energy equipment Drew backing from 59 a a Clear majority. Said a Marcus woman a a tax credit would be Nice for those who can to afford to insulate. The problem is that those who can afford to insulate probably done to need a tax not quite a majority a 49 a thought Congress should impose a a Gas guzzlers tax on new big cars and or provide a rebate on Small cars. Nitpicking Osha rules to be eased Washington a the labor department made Good today on its Promise to rid employers and workers of nitpicking outdated and just Plain silly a Quot fill / 7making Point Janine Selgeby Washington High school Novice debater presents her Side of the Issue during a round of the Cherokee invitational debate tournament held Here saturday. Selgeby and her partner Debbie Green won their round against Hull Western Christian. But As a team the was debaters weren to eligible to win trophies in this tournament hosted by them. Floyd Valley took first in the varsity division followed by Sheldon. And Sioux City Heelan was the Winner in the Novice division with fort Dodge the runner up. Photo by Jon Roos Job safety rules by moving to dump More than 1,100 regulations. No longer must toilet seats in businesses be of the open front Type. No More must fire extinguishers be no higher off the floor than 3ms feet in some cases 5 feet in others. Labor Secretary Ray Marshall noted that thousands of injuries and illnesses Are suffered by workers each year but a to the Best of our knowledge none has been caused by the shape of a toilet seat or because a fire extinguisher was two inches too the proposed new rules were made Public with no Little Pride by the departments occupational safety and health administration a much maligned Agency in the past. A a today a announcement Marks one of the few times in history a government regulatory Agency has decreased its rules rather than adding More a said Eula Bingham head of Osha. Or. Bingham had vowed last May to Cut a the Mickey mouse out of Oshay a much criticized rules. Her office estimates that 62 million workers and 5 million employers Are covered by the regulations. The new version will eliminate a prohibition against putting ice in drinking water a a Rule that goes Back to 1930, when ice often came from Ponds with a notable water. It will also do away with specifying the gauge of Sheet Metal in duct work required for ventilation purposes. Many of the rules being eliminated Are duplicated by those of other agencies. Others Are obsolete through technological change. And others simply insult intelligence. A tanks May be of any shape or Type consistent with sound engineering design a says one provision that will be out. One requirement dealing with areas containing hazardous chemicals forced employers to keep a daily roster of employees entering regulated areas and to hold on to the lists for 20 years. The Rule wont be in the new version. As an alternative a Cherokee resident offered that a pressure should be put on the car manufacturers. People Are going to buy status symbols. They could care less what the Cost is. A the respondents hesitated even More on whether Congress should encourage the construction of More nuclear Power plants. The largest group were the 44 who were undecided or did no to know enough about the Issue to venture an opinion. Thirty said a a yes and 26 a Rural Aurelia Man neatly summed up the feelings of perhaps Many when he said a the question of nuclear plants is like hog confinement operations. They re Fine As Long As they done to put one next door to the big losers were proposals to increase the gasoline tax deregulate natural Gas prices and impose Gas rationing. The gasoline tax lost in the daily times poll by the miserable margin of 16-81, with three undecided. The idea to lift ceilings on natural Gas prices did better receiving support from 34 and opposition from 44. Another 22 had no opinion. Not surprisingly 70 members of the group polled would not Welcome Gas rationing. And of the 27 who would Many advocate it Only As a last resort. Three were undecided. A Sharp critic of rationing a Rural Washta resident said a i done to see How it can be done. It seems communistic. We have to be adults about the situation rather than be led. We should take the on the other hand a Rural Cleghorn woman said that a if they would put it in for just six months i think it would Wake up a lot of people. There be the running around there is and people would stay Home. A it also would help solve a lot of social problems As people would stay Home with their some of the respondents had suggestions of their own for Congress. A Rural Cleghorn woman said a they should look to see what else is available for use As fuel. I understand that there is a lot of Coal available right Here in and a Cherokee woman complained a the whole thing is top Little too late. Education of the people would have to go hand in hand with whatever program is there Are Steps people can do themselves to conserve Energy. And nearly All those questioned said they had taken Steps to reduce Energy consumption. Leading the list of Steps was the lowering of thermostats. But a Strong second was the adding of insulation. Weatherstripping driving less and cutting Down on the use of lights received frequent mention As Well. Only a few said they drive economical cars or participate in car pools. Four said they were supplementing their Home heating with the use of Wood stoves or fireplaces. Perhaps the most astonishing result of the Telephone Survey which covered the entire county was that fewer than to said they did not observe the 55 Mph Speed limit. A recent Federal study found that for the first six months of this year 60 percent of Iowa a motorists exceeded the Speed limit. Creating All the stir of course is the assertion of Many scientists and the government that the nations supplies of Fossil fuels a Petroleum and natural Gas a Are running out. And As supplies Are depleted More and More expensive Oil will have to be imported from the unpredictable supplies of the Middle East. Bill Rice a representative of the . Department of Energy said while in Cherokee several weeks ago that a by the year 200, either we will have survived or gone under As a Rice told those attending the Northwest Iowa Community conference a most people believe there is a crisis but that the solutions Are a Ripoff. A the Energy crisis is like some disease where it is too late. The crisis is not a single faceted monster but like a spider web that adds up to a crisis. A the Impact will come when we can to get something at any Price. Next a look at what the Homeowner can do to conserve Energy. Is Nat Cher i Annie Oakley uses brother Little Jake to illustrate a Point about a a doing what comes Barbara Harris plays the part of Annie and Kirk Marty is Little Jake in the production of the Cherokee Community theater. The final performance will be at 8 . Tuesday at the Community Center. Photo by Phil Marty area students win speech honors Cherokee Aurelia and Paullina speech contestants shared in top honors at the individual meet held saturday at Aurelia. Amy Swain of Washington High school Cherokee received first place in the Novice division. Nancy Niebuhr of Aurelia Community school placed second in the experienced division and Ann Towe Paullina Community school was third Over All. Superior ratings in the Novice division were earned by Lisa Asher Swain Natalie Dickerson Bonni Conley Deb Erickson and sue Leonard All of was. In the experienced division Superior ratings were received by Jane Schissel and Susie Peterson both Cherokee with Peterson taking first place Over All in the acting division. Paullina students receiving Superior ratings in the experienced division included Towe Nancy Dunham and Hatterman. Students from Marcus High school earning Superior ratings in the experienced division were Sandy Goth Jon Allen Beth Waller Mike Goth and Jud Glackin. And from Aurelia Niebuhr Janelle Mugge Mari King and Gail Stevenson All received Superior ratings in the experienced. Twelve schools were represented in the Day Long meet with individuals competing in either humorous or dramatic poetry or prose humorous or dramatic acting literary program Book review original oratory and Public address. Of a a hews i i n in a. R a a Brief Yule concert the Holiday season will be ushered in wednesday night by the Washington High school vocal music department when it gives a Christmas concert at 7 30 in the was auditorium. There will be no charge to the Public As it hears the concert freshmen and treble choirs perform. In addition songs will be Given by a select freshmen choir. And there will be numerous soloists and Small groups. My performance Meriden a elementary students of the Meriden Cleghorn Community school will present their annual Holiday concert a the spirit of Christmas at 7 30 . Wednesday in the Meriden building. Vocal and instrumental selections along with dance routines will be featured by the kindergarten through sixth graders. The program will conclude with a visit from Santa Claus sponsored by the Cleghorn Lions club and treats for All the children. There is no admission charge. New Board members three new members will join the Cherokee adult education Board in january. The new members who include Robert Hoge Nancy Martin and Joyce Bennett All of Cherokee will replace Glenda Asher Avis Grundman and Bev Jarratt. Santa Story begins for the Small Fry the daily times today begins its annual Christmas Story. This year the youngsters can look Forward to the daily tale of Santa and the pig Widgen. The first episode is on Page 7 of today a daily blasts Iowa by associated press a late autumn Snow storm blasted Iowa monday closing hundreds of schools and nearly paralysing traffic in All but the extreme Northwest Corner of the state. The department of Public safety was advising everyone without an urgent need to travel to stay Home. Virtually every Road in Iowa was reported Snow packed and icy by mid morning. Travellers in Central Iowa reported hundreds of cars in ditches. Many minor accidents contributed to the traffic snarl in the Urban areas. The storm system that dumped freezing rain on much of the state before letting go with the Snow was followed by a cold front carrying heavy Northwest winds leading to a prediction of considerable Drifting Snow into Early tuesday at least. Hardest hit by the Snow were cities in a Belt running from the Minnesota Border through the Waterloo and Ottumwa areas. Officials at the Ottumwa Airport which like Many other Small Fields was closed Down said eight inches of new Snow had fallen by 10 . The Des Moines municipal Airport was open but a Tower official said Only instrument flights were moving and few of those. At least five inches of Snow fell on the Des Moines area. The citizens band radio was devoid of most of the usual Idle chatter during the morning Rush hour in Central Iowa with motorists relaying traffic information attempting to steer other Drivers away from the most congested areas along interstates 35,80 and 235. Emergency Channel 9 was Busy with Calls to Law officers cars from Drivers who had landed in the ditches or become involved in accidents and cd base stations in Des Moines were heard taking frequent requests to Telephone places of work with messages that the motorists would be late. The weather forced cancellation or postponement of numerous meetings and athletic events scheduled for monday night among them the Iowa state University mount mercy College women basketball game scheduled for ames.5 egyptian opponents form a front Tripoli Libya apr five Arab opponents of egyptian peace overtures to Israel formed a a confrontation front against president Anwar Sadat today and announced diplomatic and Token economic sanctions against him. Iraq walked out of the Tripoli Summit meeting undermining the United front Sadat a foes hoped to achieve and demonstrating once again the chronic dissension in the Arab world. Sadat said the Arab Campaign against him caused him no concern. He also told two interviewers in Cairo sunday that the soviet Union was behind the a a rubbish at the Tripoli meeting. The leaders of Syria Libya Algeria South Yemen and the palestinian guerrilla movement agreed in a final communique to a a freeze diplomatic relations with Egypt. They also called for a Boycott of egyptian companies trading with Israel of which there Are none demanded that the Headquarters of the 21-member Arab league be removed from Cairo and appealed for support for Syria the chief remaining military threat to Israel. The meeting also resulted in a reconciliation among palestinian guerrilla groups and a hardening of palestinian opposition to peace negotiations with Israel. Iraq delegates left the libyan Peoples Palace sunday after four Days of wrangling behind closed doors. The walkout underlined a Long standing rift Between Iraq and Syria ruled by rival wings of the baath socialist party that Are split Over tactics toward Israel syrians intervention in Lebanon and its diversion of the Waters of the euphrates River. The iraqis have sent out invitations to an anti Sadat meeting of their own in Baghdad next week and it was believed they refused to join the Tripoli front because it is Likely to be led by syrian president Hafez Assad. A the iraqis came to make sabotage Quot said a spokesman for the Saida palestinian guerrillas who Are controlled by Syria. He accused the iraqis of being
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