Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 18, 1974, Page 7

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February 18, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Man.. Feb. 18, 1914 Carbon Monoxide, Traffic Mishaps Kill 18 in Iowa Ottumwa Family of Three Dies in Car-Train Crash By United Press International Nine persons, all under 28 years-old, were killed on Iowa roads during one of the blooc est weekends in several months Three members of an Oltum wa family were killed Sunda when a Burlington Northern train hit their ear at a crossin in Agency. Authorities identifie the victims as Robert Hart, 27 and ills two children, Rober Allen, 5, and Stephanie, 3. Two other passengers in th car were hospitalized. Mrs Sheila Hart, 26, in seriou condition at University hospita' in Iowa City and Judy Muldoon 18, was in serious condition i an Ottumwa hospital. A rural Bellevue man dice Sunday of Injuries he sus- tained In a one-car accident near St. Donatus Saturday. Authorities said Lcroy Felder- man apparently lost control of his ear and went off U.S. 52 near St. Donatus, about 10 miles south of Dubuque. A Harlan high school studen Donna Erlbacher, 18, was kille Saturday when the car she wa driving skidded on a patch ice and struck a bridge on Shelby county road four mile north of Earling. David Arrowood, 17, of Keo kuk was killed and three othe teen-agers injured Saturday in one-car crash on the scenic road in north Keokuk. David Arrowood, 17, of Keo- kuk was killed and three othe teen-agers injured Saturday in a one car crash on the scenii river road in north Keokuk. Terrace Hill Is in Need Of Repairs By Harrison Weber Iowa Daily Press Assn. DES MOINES Terrace Hill the Victorian mansion that has been donated to the state, is in need of some emergency re- pairs. Stanley McCausland, director of- the state's general services department, reports that the roof of the 105-year-old mansion is leaking and needs to be re- placed. He estimates it will cosl with the federal govern ment possibly paying since the mansion has been cer- tified as an historic landmark. McCausland said the roof is leaking in two spots, causing the plaster to crumble on the sec- ond floor on both the southeasi and west sides the stately mansion. The home was donated to the state in 1971 'by' the heirs of Frederick M. Hubbell. The Hub- bell heirs left the decision on the use' of Terrace Hill to the Iowa legislature; it has -been suggested by many individuals and groups that it be used as a governor's mansion. McCausland said he will ask the state executive council to authorize the expenditure ol to match federal funds for repairing the roof. Ag Building State Rep. Dennis Freeman (R-Storm Lake) doesn't care for the design of the proposed state agriculture building; he claims It's not functional. When the bill to appropriate million for the building came before the house appro- priations committee, called the proposal "a monu- ment to the architects." Freeman protested the design of a Dubuque architectural firm (Durrani Deininger Dommer Kramer Gordon) "because it doesn't look like an agriculture building." "What's it supposed to look like, an ear of quipped Rep. Russell Wyckoff, (D-Vin- who happens to be a farm- er. Rep. Glenn Brockett (R- who was ex- plaining the bill at the tune, took the diplomatic approach by saying the building "could be functional on the inside and beautiful on the outside." But Freeman is a man of con- viction; he cast the only dissent- ing vote in committee against the agriculture building. Broken Main Leaves Grinnell Without Water GRINNELL (AP) Grinnell 'esidents were without water for about seven hours Sunday be- muse of a break in the mam at he city water plant. Fire officials had a few anx- ous moments when a fire alarm vent off at the Donnellson plant but there was no fire. The larm had been triggered by an lutomatic system designed to ndicate a loss of water pres- ure. Grinnell City Engineer Ted Clausen tsaid residents were eing fully serviced by late af-, ernoon with a standby wateri ystem. In another accident Saturday Arnold Sharitz of Bellevue Neb., died from injuries he sus tained when his car was hit by a truck just south of Council Bluffs on interstate 29. The Iowa highway patrol said Sharitz' car was parked along the shoulder of the interstate when a semi-trailer truck slammed into it from behind Officers said both vehicles wenl down 'an embankment and into a cornfield, with the tractor ol the semi coming to rest on top of the car. Dennis Marley of Muscatine killed Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Iowa 22, two miles west of Muscatine. Authorities said Marley's mo- torcycle collided head-on with a truck driven by Raymond Cozad, who suffered minor in- juries. A Hazleton teen-ager died Saturday of injuries he sustained Friday in a traffic accident on a Buchanan county road. Authori- ses said Enos Yutzy, 19, ap- parently lost control of his car and was thrown from the vehi- cle. Fumes Fatal To Illinois Family of 5 DAVENPORT (UPI) The bodies of five members of a Springfield, 111., family were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday in their car lere after visiting friends over the weekend. Police said Frank Hines, 41, and his wife, Frita, 26, and their :hree children were found in :heir 1967 car, which they just bought in Springfield before de- parting for Davenport. Police said the Hines left the Sugene Rogers'home about a.m. Sunday but were not founi until Sunday afternoon b; Sogers who said he found then n an alley behind his house ir She car with the motor running. The children were identifiet >y a-spokesman for the Scot county medical examiner's of 'ice as Susie, 3, and twin boys Michael and Matthew, 7 months. The car had a defective muffler, police said, which prob ably caused the poisonous gas to seep into the car. Four Youths Found Dead SPIRIT LAKE (AP) Four Dickinson county teenagers missing since about Feb. 11 lave been found asphyxiated to leath in a parked car in the 'leasant Lake Game Preserve iccording to Dickinson County tledical Examiner Dr. Don ale r. Rodawig, jr. He identified the four founc Sunday as Dennis Miller, 19, and Mervin Hoyt, 19, both from Milford, and Nicolatta Janssen 6, and Patricia Gapinsky, both rom rural Spirit Lake. Dr. Rodawig said the youths ad died from carbon monoxide oisoning probably caused by etting the car run with the win- ows closed. He said no foul lay was involved. Radium Amounts Found in Drinking Wafer DES MOINES (UPI) A sur- ey by ithe State Hygienic labo- atory in Iowa City has revealed lat at least 52 towns in .Iowa ave drinking water containing xcessive amounts of radio-ac- ive radium. In a report released over the 'eekend by the Iowa Depart- ment of Environmental Quality, je department said all of the ownsjound exceeding the radi- um --standard received their from deep wells that pen- trate water-bearing sandstone ayers. Keith Bridson, director of the lEQ's water supply divi- sion, said there is apparently a layer of rock far below the bedrock of Iowa which con- tains significant amounts of radium. Officials said that there is no ause for alarm even though a owns's drinking water is shown o exceed the radium standard. In a study done 10 years ago y the U. S. Public Health Ser- ice, Dr. William J. Hausler, director of the hygienic labora- tory said water supplies in southeastern Iowa showed there was no higher incidence of bone cancer in residents of towns with the higher radium content. However, Hausler said the excess radium should be re- moved if at all possible and he said it is not a problem to be ig- nored. Bridson said that one way of removing the excess radium was to put in zeolite softening equipment into the water sys- tem. He said that zeolite ab- sorbs the radioactive materi- al. However, Bridson pointed out one disadvantage of the zeolite; it adds sodium to the water sup- ply and this may be hazardous for persons on a low sodium diet. Bridson said there is a propos- al by the Public Health Service to lower the permissible radium limit, which if enacted would mean almost 450 towns in Iowa would exceed the radium limit. Walking the Dogl photos by Duane Crock Walking the dog may be old hat as these pictures, taken recently in Iowa City's City park, indicate. In the photo above, David Balch of Iowa City takes "Max" for "a walk" by driving his Volkswagen along with him. In the photo below, Jere Haefner of Iowa City takes "Kelly" out for a run rather than a .walk. Poor Roadbeds, Track, Train Derailments Up DES M01NES (AP) An Iowa commerce commission re- port says that train derailments I iUVa iiiai wi" Iowa increased sharply in service. It gels 1973, causing more than million in damages. The report cites the condition of tracks and roadbeds as the largest'single cause of derail- ments. More than million in damages were caused by derail though (he total that were conditions, due (o bad ments track said. Up 69 Percent The 529 derailments recorded by the commission in 1973 rep- resent a 69 percent over 1969. Ihe report increase Reward Offered For Information On Drug Pushers NEW HAMPTON A New Hampton service club is offering a reward for infor- mation on drug pushers operat- ing in the northeast Iowa com- munity. The Rotary club of New Hampton heard a speech on drug abuse by police officer Jim Burton and decided to reward informants. Burton said it is dif- ficult to get good informants in a town of people like New Hampton, and thinks the reward year even number of trains running in Iowa gels lower and Pllger said. Pilger said the derailment today is the highest in his four years at the commission. Ho said because the derailment records are retained only five years, he does not know if it is the highest figure ever. No Hope Pilger said there is no hope for improvement in the derail- nent situation in Iowa until the state decides to participate in he federal railroad safety pro- gram. Under the terms of the Feder- al Railroad Safety Act, state and federal governments share iqually the costs of railroad safety inspections. A bill that would authorize Iowa's participation in the pro- gram has been introduced in the Iowa legislature. will help. The local police force has raided two area homes recently for drugs, including one last Saturday where 52 people were arrested. Only two were held for possession with intention to de- liver, and Burton said, "We're after the pushers the guys who are making a big profit at everyone else's expense." The officer said the typical in- former is often a friend of the drug user and wants to protect him, who wants a favor instead of money from the police, and who is often a drug user him- self. The Rotary club is asking in- formers to send their informa- tion by mail under a code name and accompanying six-digit number. If their tip convicts a drug pusher, the number will be printed in the local newspaper and the informer can claim his reward at the post office under the code name. H's just the says Ralph b. PHger, Iowa superin- tendent of railroad safety and worse every year, worse and so we have more accidents every year. 'They (derailments) just keep going up every Mass Searches Are Ruled Unconstitutional DES MOINES (UPI) Polk County District Court Judge Anthony Critelli ruled Saturday ;hat it is unconstitutional to con- duct mass searches of patrons of rock concerts at Veterans Memorial auditorium. In the weekend ruling Critelli said only the mass searches done at the entrance of the :uilding are unconstitutional but le did not rule out searches in- side or outside of the auditori- n. Considerable controversy has generated in recent months over ;he rock concerts at Vets audito- rium where marijuana and wine sometimes reportedly are taken into the building and consumed during the shows. She dMwr laptiia flto flr Established In 1B83 by The Gaiette Co. and published dally and Sunday at 500 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Second class Postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. week. 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