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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                MANCHESTER Further dis- cussion on the purchase of a juilding by the city to be used jrimarily for senior citizen dctivities was set by council lie by DU4ne OocX A FEW TRUCKS MOVED ALONG interstate highways in Iowa Monday as the effect of the independent truclters' strike began to be felt in the area. This photo was talon on 1-380 south of the Swisher interchange Monday afternoon. Iowa City Heinz Hit; Food Buyers Not Panicking eels Strike Impact IOWA CITY A number of businesses in the Iowa City- Coralville area reported being hard hit by the current truckers' strike. 'Harry Keller, manager of Heinz Distributors in Iowa City said, "The situation is really bad. We usually ship over a million pounds a day of Heinz products. May Get Worse "That lias dropped to less than pounds and we ex- pect it to get Keller said. He went on to aay that if the situation continues, "We expect to lay off at least 50 percent of our work force some time later this week." Heinz employs 34 persons and is the main dis- tributing center for tjic western part of the United Stales. Keller was one of a number of plant managers in the Iowa City area who said even com- pany trucks were experienc- ing difficulty making runs be- cause the independents throughout Iowa had been successful in either blocking pumps or closing down truck stops altogether. Jack Newman, plant manager for Procter and Gamble, a major Iowa City industry, said, "The truck strike is definitely having a significant effect .on our business. "Our truckers have informed us that absolutely nothing is moving into the Chicago he said. Newman said he did not ex- pect any layoffs of employes because needed supplies al- ready were on hand. "But if the situation should continue for another week or so, it's difficult to say what could happen." Deliveries Off A representative of the Wil- liams Pipe Line in Coralville, a major supplier of gas and oil supplies for the area, said that deliveries were off 50 percent at least. The facility was blockaded for a short period of time Monday. The strikers, howev- er, when reminded they were on private property, left with- out protest. The company has been notified of impending picketing, but that had not materialized early Tuesday. A check of supermarkets in the area revealed needed sup- plies were still coming in. There were few evidences of panic buying by customers over the weekend and Monday. One supermarket manager said buying may pick up if peo- ple start to believe the strike will be of any duration. Another store manager said customers were questioning him on the need for stockpiling. The manager of Shcllcr Globe, Bob Hicks, said, "The situation is very bad. Many of our raw materials come from Ohio and our trucks simply can't get through." Hicks said 40 percent of their total operation had been vcnsely affected. "We are shift- ing schedules, trying to be as flexible as possible, but we are very close to having to lay off some of our people." A number of other Iowa City businesses such as Victoi Metals, said they had sufficient stock piles of materials and had not been seriously affected. Think small, use a Classified Ad for big results. Place your ad today! ___________ A'JyrrMsemcnt Now Give Your FALSE TEETM More Biting Power A tlnnturo ntlhoalvo cnn help. Powder cloon nil of thin 1 1) Jlolni hold tipporn unil tow er, nlondlor. 2) mfortably1, H) longer, firmer, nlondlor. 2) Hoi tin tham 1 orn comfortably1, H) you out morn nnturnijy. why worry? tno KABTKETH Donturn Ailliculvo Powder. Donturcn Hint fll nro cwiontlal to health, Son your donUit Residence Hall Shutdown Farmers Cc Of Energy Al Swegle IOWA CITY As part of Iowa farmers ap- campus-wide energy are taking a "wait and tion program, University attitude in the wake of the owa residence halls will be closed for approximately truck shutdown. days a year between wouldn't say hogs are up in the Arthur Gillis, assistant Mykleby, manager of the president for and Co. plant in Cedar services and planning said the policy becomes effective told The Gazette. he end of the 1974 hogs are still on the session for the period from 28 to Aug. 24. The other closed leriod, between the fall packing official, John Stevens of Rath Packing Co., spring semesters, will be said his firm is keep- Dec. 22 to Jan. 7 in the next academic yea r. its buying stations open. savings to the Get Delivery lousing system have been having trouble getting mated at more than hogs to the plant, 'inal calculations have not added. "We have some nade, Gillis Gillis said the periods are not included in contracts for Enters and board, although some students usually remain in Race lalls. He said a study will be made by residents and staff personnel to determine the need temporary John Williams, 35, announced Tuesday that he s a candidate for the Republican nomination for congress for those who stay on Iowa's Third district. He during the closed periods. The U. of f. office of international education and services will seek to provide interim accommodations for foreign students, including placing them with families in the Iowa be running for the seat )resently being held by Congressman H. R. Gross who recently announced his retirement. Williams was appointed to the United States Naval Academy area, Gillis said, adding, Congressman H. R. Gross at intend to assure that no age of 17. After graduating ship is worked on any a bachelor of science de- who is required to remain in 1960, he served on campus for these periods." Closing the halls during break periods was suggested earlier by the campus energy ships and staffs, as ad miral's aide, in Vietnam 1967-68, and in the Pentagon as assistan director of the navy's computer tion committee, but could be implemented in time for leaving the navy, Wil- recent holiday has held various com- systems management po- Sale of Lots in business, industry, anc government. He is now an in- SB' H MB broker in financial 8t DV for computers and other J equipment. TIPTON The Tipton said, "It is time for council agreed Monday night to become involved in advertise its intent to sell I will begin imme- proximately two lots, at visiting throughout the and Orange streets, belonging counties of the district to per- the cily. A public hearing on meet as many residents proposal will be held at 7 possible before the primary on March 4. Sealed bids will June 4. I want to deter- received at that same what people feel should be Specifications were about the many and variec for a new police car and I am asking everyone to time to open bids for it is with me in an open anc p.m. Feb. campaign which will be Cily Attorney Norman financed and based on was instructed to draw up an principal that public office dinance to allow a right turn a public trust." a red. light after a stop at and Cedar. The council decided for a Destroys day trial period to require tha city employes get House from the coordinator for all purchases over It was decided to reimburse former City Coordinator Fire destroyed a trailer house belonging to Geralc Hofer in Fayette county, six miles east of here. Scott for a pop machine he had purchased for the trailer was two months ago because fire de- another trailer belong- to Hofer. Cause of the fire oJlir QJritar SSapite not determined immediate- Established In 1883 by The Co. and published dally and Sunday at SOO Third Avc. SE. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Second Class Postage paid ol Cedar Rapids, City Blaze Subscription rales by carrier 85 cenls o week. By mall: Night edition CITY (UPI) The Sunday 6 Issues a monlh, a year: Afternoon editions and Sunday major fire in 24 hours Issues o month. S25 a year. Other states and U.S. territories a Hie third in five days here No mall subscriptions accepted In night extensively dam- The Associated Press s entitled cxclu-s vely to the use for rcpubllcallon of all the local news printed In Ihls per as well as all AP news the closed Jovanis' Supper club building nn the west edge of Mason City. The Office Dr. C. R. Eyos Examined Glasses Contact By appotntmnnt Sears Lindale ogs arranged for that we can't et delivery on." Mykleby said most of the deli- eries to his plant have been by drop-in farmers rho deliver livestock in their wn trucks. "Some independent dealers say their truckers are afraid to move Myklcby said. "Part of it is fear, but some have gotten threats, loo." Stevens termed the trucking ituation as "deteriorating." "We have reduced shipments i and difficulty getting ship- ments Stevens said. No Predictions "The trucking situation has isrupted the supply-demand quation, and it would be awful- y difficult to predict anything. "There's demand for the iroduct if we could supply it, and there's a number of hogs available." Eldon Hans of Vinton, Cedar lapids area extension livestock specialist, said the problem, if tie trucking shutdown con inues, won't, be a decline ir market price. "There just won't be a mar- The Cedar Rapids Gazette: 'rues., Feb. 5, 1974 Manchester Senior Citizen Dispute Aired by Council the building had been consumat-j their plan was to use it also as a cd. (municipal building thereby All formalities will be fol- serving many different groups. lowed so that a final decision can be made at the Feb. 25 meeting, he said. Representatives of the senior citizens group and the city coun- cil members will meet with Chamber of Commerce members Monday with a special meeting to be held Feb. City Manager Garth Arnold asked the city's attorney, Mary Lou Traccy, for her opinion asimembers Prior to the meeting to discuss proposals concerning the building. Hans said. "They won't buy at any price." Myklcby said his firm has reduced its shipments to the last Coast, and a serious short age of meat could begin devel oping in densely populate: areas as early as next week. Both Hans and Mykleby said he net effect of the trucking shutdown could be the same as what happened to the beef in- dustry when cattlemen held cal- :le towards the end of the price ceilings in August. 'When the food distribution ,ine returns to normal, we may get some bunching of live Hans explained. "Prices could be seriously lurt while the livestock industry works its way out of that bunch- :o the legality of the purchase. She replied, in u letter, "that the purchase of the property at 115 South Franklin was invalid because of im- proper procedure followed. "To wit: Execution of a pur- chase agreement prior to for- mal resolution authorizing the same by the council; improper execution of the purchase agree- ment in that it was signed by one of the councilmen rather than by the mayor, with due at- testation by the clerk, after the formal resolution authorizing the same; and lack of proper notice to the public prior to the special meeting at which the resolution authorizing the pur- hase was passed." Mayor F.G. Gosling said thai was his understanding tha! le contract for the purchase o No Switch to Rail Both Hans and Stevens doubt- ed whether rail shipments could take up the slack in meat trans- portation. Stevens pointed out thai railroads do not have the facili ties for icing which are needec to operate refrigerated cars. Hans noted that railroads cui their refrigerated car fleets in half about a year ago and di verted them to other uses. Trucker Sfrike Effects on Counfy Told in Johnson IOWA CITY The current truckers' strike and its results, were the main topic at the John- son county board of supervisors' tfonday night meeting. County Engineer Bud Code in- armed the supervisors that ?armland Industries, the county supplier, would not be deliver- ing any more fuel until the end of the truckers' strike. Code said he had immediately stopped all work on the second- ary road system. Only emer- jency snow removal be done until the current crisis is over, he said. The county sheriff, Gary Hughes, said his department had received a 100 gallon deli- very over the weekend, but that an extended truckers' strike could affect his department. However, two suppliers have offered fuel to the office am Sheriff Gary Hughes said pa trols will go 'on as usual. In other business the boar also took a petition under ac visement that-called for the dis missal of Lyle Fisher, directo of the county board of health Joe Zajicek submitted the pet tion with 433 invalidated signa tures calling for .the resignation He said rural residents ha been "harassed." Fisher ha been active in the removal o junk cars and inspections o waste run off and rural sepli tanks. The supervisors reminded Za jicek and 20 supporters who at tended the meeting, that th board does not have direct con trol over the county board o health. The Finest Name in Kitchen RANGES See our largest selection of gas or electric models. HIT Conk it now Servo it later. 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PrestoWe, a factory due to be in operation soon in the in- dustrial park, is a sub-division of Eltra. In other action, council members approved the water, sewer and curb work for the Overview development, known brmally as the Harry Sands property. Oxford Man Killed In Traffic Accident OXFORD Edwin William Seydcl, 63, of Oxford was killed in a one-car accident Monday on the Black Diamond road just Senior citizens at that meeting east of Windham. said the properly had been used as a warehouse for years and that business men were not con- cerned about this until the city bought it. Council members had an- swered that they never once considered a building outside the business district and thai Seydel, of route two, Oxford, was alone in his car when it ap- parently skidded on the road- way and struck an embankment shortly before 7 p.m., authorities said. Advertise where people look. 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