Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 19, 1974, Page 7

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February 19, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cfdar Kapids Gazelle: Tiles., Feb. 19, 1574 Survey: 1 in 4.4 lowans Will Get Cancer By Harrison Weber lowt Dtili Press AiSn. DES MOINES Barring any miracle medical breakthrough, one out of every 4.4 lowans will have cancer during their lifetime. That appears to be the key finding of the Third National Cancer Survey in which Iowa was a major participant. Preliminary results of the survey are reported in the Iowa State Medical Society Journal in an article written by Dr. John Berg, Director of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Center at the Uni- versity of Iowa at Iowa City. Change While the final data will not be available for several months, Dr. Berg said enough is now on hand lo see how things have changed in Iowa since 1950 when the. last sur- vey was done. The preliminary data is based on findings of a 1969-70 survey and do not include 1971 cases. Excluding skin and in situ cervical cancers, cancers were registered by the survey in 1969-70. These represent one cancer for every 155 Iowa residents dur- ing the two years or an average annual crude in- cidence rate of 323.5 per population. "Summing this rate over a life expectancy of 70 years would mean one cancer for every 4.4 individuals. The fig- ure may be closer to one in five lowans as a cancer vic- tim because some will have more than a single cancer during their Dr. Berg stated. Bowel cancer was the most common major cancer among lowans although men devel- oped more lung cancer anil prostatic cancer while women developed more breast cancer. Men developed more cancers than did women. Among major types of cancer found in both sexes, only bowel cancer and gall bladder cancer were more common in women. However, men would have had much less cancer than women did they not smoke; the cigarette linked cancers of the lungs, larynx, mouth, pharynx, eso- phagus, pancreas, kidney and bladder made up 37 percent of all cancers in. men. "If all Iowa men had the cancer rates of non-smokers, we estimate that they would have been spared more than of these cancers, or 29 percent of the Dr. Berg added. Drop for Women In comparing results of the survey with those obtained in 1950, Dr. Berg noted tha cancer in women has droppec 11 percent, but cancer in men has risen 12 percent. "The increases for men are primarily in the cigarette as- sociated cancers: lung cancel rates have tripled, laryngeai cancer rates have risen even more, and there have been important increases in pan creatic, kidney and bladder cancer. Colonic cancer, pros- tatic cancer, lymphomas and leukemias also have increased in men while lung cancer, thyroid cancer and lympho- mas represented the impor- tant increases for he said. "The most important de- creases in cancer he continued, "are those of the stomach cancer and in- vasive cervical cancer. The change in stomach cancer is part of an unexplained con- tinuing national trend. For most cancer sites Iowa reported tower rates than (he average of all areas In (he survey. Only cancers of the small intestine and leukemias were more common in Iowa than in any other area. The leukemia problem is a longstanding one affecting a north-central U. S. bell from Michigan through Kansas and Nebraska and deserve much more study. Dr. Berg related. "Other research opportuni- ties are expected lo become visible when the full survey data are on hand and when urban-rural comparisons are made. While we look for spe- cial situations that can leach us about causes or control, the general priorities already ans clear. Greatest Problem "The single greatesi prob- lem is prevention of the ciga- rette cancers. The second problem is creation of prac- tical detection programs for the major cancers such as breast cancer, cervical cancer and bowel cancer that have been shown to be almost com- pletely controllable in partici- pants in continuing detection schemes. "Meanwhile." he said, "re- search must coniinuc to op- timize the treatment for pa- tients with established disease and to investigate the epide- Schwieger To Seek Third District Congress Seat HAMPTON Slate Sen. Bart Sehwleger (R-Watcrloo) "The pride and determination of the Iowa farmer are living has officially become the fourth examples of everything we've candidate for the Republican miology of causes high Third, district. nomination for congress In the said. risk situations." Schwieger, 32. announced Ills In support of these needs a intention Monday to seek the Cancer Epidemiology being vacated by retiring search Center has been cs- (Rep. H. R. Gross (R-lowa) in a tablished at the University of {statement made at Schwieger's Iowa in the department of (family farm near Hampton. preventive medicine. Us charges are to keep the Iowa He said while it has been no secret thai he intended to run for congress, he wanted to make cancer problems under obser- vation, to learn as mue has (it official at the farm, possible about who gels what kinds ef cancer, and lo assist, wanted this nation to he Schwieger promised during his campaign he will not propose simple solutions policing attorney in Waterloo to complex problems, but will WS Bart ScKwieger Deep Pride government. Sohwieger was elected lo the Iowa senate In 1972 after serv- ing two years in (he house. He Is chairman of the senate i human resources committee 'and the human resources sub- Other Republicans seeking the Inominalion are Hep. Charles ill-New particularly in planning and "I grew up on this land andicomn.mtcc of lhc scllale 1 information management, in j feel a sense of deep pride committee. cil any and all efforts undertaken where I spent my childhood' He is a graduate of the Uni-r1 Jack Williams of Wavcrly and Charlcne Conklin of Waterloo. Democrats who have announced are Hep. Stephen Rapp (D-Wa- James Skain of Cedar Kalis, lion Masters of Mason Nicholas Johnson of in the stale for cancer control, Schwieger said. Auditor Hits Carroll School Board Budget By William L. Eberline CARROLL (AP) State Au- ditor Lloyd Smith says the Car roll county board of education ended 1973 with a balance ol or nearly two-thirds of its total year. expenditures for the .That's double the carryover from'.'one year to the next that is needed, Smith said, and the board should immediately take steps to reduce its tax levy. "This money should be kept in the" pockets of the taxpayers, not in an account in. the he said. He cited the big carryover as one example of slipshod budgeting and bookkeeping procedures pinpointed in an audit which also detailed nu- merous instances of errors in paying bills, questionable ex- pense claims and missing .records. He- presented the audit Mon- day night to the dissension-torn board, which has been dead- locked for months over filling a vacancy on the five-member board and whether to retain County Supt. Lyle Tenold. Smith said the controversy in- volves- a division between the north and south halves of the county, with a strong under-cur rent of religious bias in heavily Roman Catholic Carroll county. He emphasized to-the approxi- mately 100 persons attending .he meeting that "we are here to audit the books; and to assist as well as audit. "We are not here to audit per- sonalities, we are not here to audit North vs. South, we are not here to audit religion." The audit listed 209 claims which were not approved by the Joard president as required by "aw, 16 claims on which records were. missing, 15 others which ladn't been posted, nine claims which were paid twice and one which was paid three times. It reported expense account overpayments to Tenold totaling S18.20 and a payment of o board member Ivan Opper- ma.n of Manning for parking ?ees during a convention in Cali- 'ornia. Smith said payment of j exceedingly difficult qualified candidates. A viaduct framing this landscape is the only remnant of a trolley system that once connected Waterloo and Cedar Falls. A nature trail now follows the route of the trolley tracts. larking fees is not allowed by owa to 1969 and asked what the taxpayers can do about Council The audit also showed a taxicab bill for three persons, all staj'ing at the same iotel at the California convention, and cited claims "The people have a very ef fective recourse" 'through the ballot box if they will exercise it Smith answered. on Deafh Bridge Bid DYERSVILLE- The Dyersviile city council Monday nighi! accepted a bid of for meals which it said appeared Robert Dappen of Man ning, a supporter of LAKE of a new First avenue bridge over Bear creek. In this regard, Smith said Smith if "there is County Sheriff bidder was the V and S the government shouldn't illegal" in what the said Monday there Co. of Manchester. D pay for an employe to tailpipe on the exhaust council awarded the con- igher away from home than never said there were of the car in which although bids were about ves at home." He Smith were found dead percent higher than the engi- ie board set a daily meal .there are very poor estimate of nvance which cannot be bodies were discovered members said the time eeded except in cases where igher costs seem justified. Smith told the board it will ave to review all the ques-oned. claims and decide for II-alf whether to allow them. Former state Rep. Charles noblauch of Carroll, who ants the board to fire Tenold, aid similar shortcomings were sted in previous audits said the board needs to consider expenditures carefully because the county school system's expenditures have increased "by 250 percent" from in 1969 to last year. The board broke the deadlock-over1 filling the vacancy by seating Robert Ganter of Glidden. It agreed to discuss a renewal of Tenold's contract on March game preserve in the Iowa Great Lakes region after the our had been missing since Feb. 11. Dickinson County Medical Examiner Dr. Donald Road-wig said the four all died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. "We examined the car today, t had no tailpine, iust. a Baker said. to rebid the project would result in a higher construction cost anyway because of inflation. The new bridge will replace one built in 1914. YEARS AGO Survivors 'eported German soldiers, using nachine guns, prevented civilians from fleeing the Bene-Mr-tinp mnnnclpi-v nn Pac-- Versify of Iowa law school and ailtelcy. State Medical Examiner Search Continues in Iowa DES MOINES (1DPA) Iowa lo county medical examiners is still looking for its first and law enforcement officials. medical examiner. Although the legislature treat- fjl.c office cd the pcsili.m in 1970, slate contemplating setting up a ficials say they have found it (series of "arson schools" at 40 lo locale'different locations across the ;slate for members of volunteer and regular fire departments. Because these candidates me: Tne be to so highly trained they are [ircmen on what to ly sought after; consequently jiooK for at the scene of a fire !thc slate has not been able toj which might indicate that arson retain one us stale medical aminer without spending a. _. rather substantial amount. j DUChanan birth Sufficed to say, they must be a physician and surgeon or os-j teopathic physician and surgeon! Daflfric Alsn No knowlcdge inroiensicpamoiogj, released for 1973 from the Bu- The state medical examiner i counl clerk of. appointed by the governor anr serves at the pleasure of (hi governor. One big drawback is that the state doesn't have a modern criminalistics laboratory t o serve as an inducement to ge' an exceptionally qualified medi cal examiner. A bill approved by the house appropriations committee to ap- iropriate ?12.5 million for a new state office building includes for a new criminalistics laboratory. Among other things, a state medical, examiner would be re jsponsible for providing assis- Dyers- j tance, consultation and training Hynek Risks Name on UFOs IOWA CITY Flying saucers are alive and least in the minds of men if nowhere else. In fact Prof. J. Allen Hynek points out "that recent polls show more Americans believe in flying saucers than in the President of the United States." Hynek, chairman of the department of astronomy, Northwestern university, and director of the center for UFO studies, was a guest lecturer Monday of the physics depart- ment at the University of Iowa. The author of many tech- nical articles and books, Hynek is also a noted re- searcher in various areas of astronomy. "I risk my reputa- tion as a scientist by inves- tigating UFO's because I am convinced that there are a number of valid observations on phenomenon which science cannot yet he ex- plains. A man full of questions, not answers, Hynek finds it dif- ficult to know where to begin the study of UFO's. "It is kind of'like a man who has lost his glasses, yet needs his glasses to find his he says. He does feel that it will lake interdisciplinary research in many academic areas to re- solve the issue. Such research begins with the phenomenon observed. Sightings have taken place all over the world and there are a number of common ele- ments in the reports. Most in- volve nocturnal lights though there also are sightings of daylight discs and radar en- counters. A very limited number of cases report close encounters which affect peo- ple or physical things in the environment. Such close encounters are treated with greatest amount of skepticism, starting with observers, themselves. Many turn out lo be False and Hynek does not think there is one confirmed case of communi- cation with living things from a UFO. But Hynek can docu- ment a number of cases where several credible wit- nesses have had experiences which cannot be explained or ignored. These people include astronauts, aviators, law en- f o r c e m e n t officials and science investigators. As Hynek puts it, "These people are not crackpols or ding would be valid witnesses in court. So, what right do we have not io believe Prejudice "Prejudice'is a problem be- cause UFO is a dirty three letter word in the minds of some states Hynek. f n he continues, "many people fear ridicule fumes would not have been projected s'no when American planes and out behind the car..They just 6uns destroyed it, sifted up through the floor." The car's ignition was still (Jhe urned on and the ga.s tank was empty when it was discovered >y two men Suniiav. Baker The four victims were iden- ified as Mervin Hoyt and in im by The co and are afraid to report sight- Dennis Miller, both 19'and of _ _ _ _ 52406, "second' ft Cedar Roplds, Iowa. Subscription rales by carrier 85 cents weeh. By malt: Night edition and ings while others who have reported them say they would not do it again because of the misunderstanding they experi- ence." Hynek thinks this is MiKord. Ninolatta Janssen, 16. f Spirit Lake and Patricia Ga- linski, 16, of Okoboji. Baker said the car was about 300 yards off a gravel road No moll subscriptions accepted In oreos having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- s ye'y to the use lor republlcatlon ol all the local news printed IS Ihls newspa- per as weft os all AP news dispatches. most unfortunate as it he he didn't "know why hampers future investigation. wcre not earlier than Yet reports continue to j lhe-v were-" come in at the rate of two or I----------- three per day. To handle this Wanl ads wiil heIP finr- flow, Hynek recently es- tablished the Center for UFO Studies in Evanston, III. He encourages people lo tell local police about UFO sightings since the police will then make a report to the UFO Center. Buchanan Jury Awards In School Suit INDEPENDENCE-A Buchan- an county district court jury has awarded to Telecom Systems of Iowa, Inc., Waterloo, in damages asked in a law suit. The petition was filed last July against Cono Christian School Vocational Enterprise, Inc., of Walker. The petition stated on June 7, 1973, the plain- tiff and defendent entered into an oral agreement for .the pur- chase of equipment for At a later date, the agreement was modified lo add more equipment, bringing the entire cost to According lo the petition, the company had installed part of the equipment when on July 9, 1973, the school refused to con- tinue with the agreement and informed the company of the desire lo cancel Hie order- The trial began last Monday and except for the Feb. 12 holi- day, extended through Friday afternoon when il went to the ury. The verdict was returned at p.m. Friday and filed vilh (he clerk of district court Thursday morning. office show an increase over the previous year in divorces, births, deaths and criminal cases. A decrease was noted in marriages and cases filed for district court, probate and juve- niles. Though divorces numbered 59 in 1973 as compared lo 34 a year ago, the marriage rate was down from 209 lo 182 couples. Births in the county show a steady increase over the last three years. According lo the report, last year 133 males were born and in 1972 there were 103 male births recorded. The fe- male- birth rale went from 117 in 1972 to 125 in 1973. The clerk's office had recorded 98 male )irths and 100 female births in 1971. According to slatistics, 136 males and 110 females died in 1973, in comparison to 155 males and 90 females in 1971. There were 285 district court cases filed in 1973 and 314 in (he srevious year. Probate cases iled in '73 numbered 216, and in 72 there were 229. Statistics revealed a drastic reduction in the number of juve.- nile cases handled through the district 68 in '72 lo 25 last year. However, criminal cases wont from 84 to 94 last year. Out of a total of 299 small claims filed from July 1 to Dec. 1, 1973, 91 have been paid, 68 lave been put to default judg- ment and 140 cases are pending. A total amount of vas received for traffic fines and disbursed as follows: Temporary school fund, county general fund, state of Iowa oul f each costs goes to the and 90 percent of fines paid under local city ordi- nances went lo the cities in the county Hazleton, In- dependence, Jesup, Quasquelon, Brandon, Winthrop, and Lamont, lost items, use them for quick' results! Dial 398-8234. i jRoro-l ROOTER FOR ANY FAILURE 365-2243 VISIT The Office of Dr. C. R. 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