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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The C edar Rapids Cia/ette: Tues., Feb. 19. 1971 Survey: I in Schwieger To Seek Third Iowans Will Get Cancer     DhfrkfCongreisSeaf By Harrison Weber low* Dally Press Asm. DES MOINES Barring any miracle medical breakthrough, one out of every 4.4 Iowans will have cancer during their lifetime. That appears to be the key finding of the Third National Cancer Survey in which Iou a 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 W. Berg. Director of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Center at the University of Iowa at Iowa City. Change While the final data will not b e available for several months, Dr. Berg said enough is now' on hand to see howlings 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, 18.269 cancers were registered by the survey in 1969-70. These represent one cancer for every 155 Iowa residents during the two years or an average annual crude incidence rate of 323.5 per 100,000 population. “Summing this rate over a life expectancy of 70 years would mean one cancer for every 4.4 individuals. The figure may be closer to one in five Iowans as a cancer victim because some will have more than a single cancer during their lifetime,” Dr. Berg stated. Bowel cancer was the most common major cancer among Iowans although men devel oped more lung cancer and prostatic cancer while women devein p e ri more breast cancer. Men developed more cancers than did women. Among major types of cancer found in both sexes, only bowpl 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, esophagus, 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 2.700 of these cancers, or 29 percent of the total," Dr. Berg added. Drop for Women In comparing results of the survey with those obtained rn 1950, Dr. Berg noted that cancer in women has dropped ll percent, but cancer in men has risen 12 percent. “The increases for men are primarily in the cigarette associated cancers: lung cancer rates have tripled, laryngeal cancer rates have risen even more, and there have been important increases in pancreatic, kidney and bladder cancer. Colonic cancer, prostatic cancer, lymphomas and leukemias also have increased in men while lung cancer, thyroid cancer and lymphomas represented the important increases for women," he said “The most important decreases in cancer incidences," he continued, “are those of the stomach cancer and invasive cervical cancer. The change in stomach cancer is part of an unexplained con tinulng national trend. For most cancer sites Iowa reported lower rates than the average of all areas in the 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 belt from Michigan through Kansas and Nebraska and deserve much more study, Dr. Berg related. “Other research opportunities are expected to become visible when the full survey data are on hand and when urban-rural comparisons are made. While we look for spe cia! situations that can teach us about causes or control, the general priorities already are clear. Greatest Problem “The single greatest problem is prevention of the cigarette cancers. The second problem is creation of practical detection programs for the major cancers such as breast cancer, cervical cancer and bowel cancer that have been shown to be almost completely controllable in participants in continuing detection schemes. “Meanwhile,” he said. “research must continue to tip timize the treatment for pa ttents with established disease vandidato and to investigate the epidemiology of causes and high risk situations.” In support of these needs a C a ii e e r Epidemiology Research Center has been established at the University of Iowa in the department of preventive medicine Its charges are to Keep the Iowa cancer problems under observation. to learn as mile has I it official at the farm, possible about who gets what kinds of cancer, and to assist, particularly in planning and information management, in any and all efforts undertaken iii (he state for cancer control HAMPTON IAP) State Sen.! “The pride and determination Rart Schwieger (R-Waterloo)iof the Iowa farmer are living has officially become (he fourth examples of everything we've for the Republican wanted this nation to be. nomination for congress in the said he Third district. Schwieger, 32, announced his intention Monday to seek the seat being vacated by retiring Rep H IU Gross (R-lowa) in a statement made at Schwieger’s family farm near Hampton, He said while it has been no secret that he intended to run for congress, he wanted to make Schwieger promised that during his campaign He will not propose simple solutions to complex problems, hut will publicly state his ideas for government. Schwieger was elected to the Bart Schwieger practicing attorney in Waterloo. Other Republicans seeking the nomination are Rep. Challis Grimsley iHNow Hartford), Jack Williams of Waverly and Conklin of Waterloo Deep Pride fee mg where I spent my childhood years," Schwieger said. Iowa senate in 1972 after serv inc two years in the house. He ( bai lone is chairman of the senate (Democrats who have announced Rep. Stephen Rapp (D-Wa terloo), James Skain of Cedar Falls, Hon Masters of Mason City and Nicholas Johnson of human resources committee a(l , and the human resources sub-Blew up on this land md committee of the senate appro-a sense al deep pride stand- P I UI11S comnr " Auditor Hits Carroll School Board Budget Mature Trail He is a graduate of the University of Iowa law school and a Kesley State Medical Examiner Search Continues in DES MOINES (IDPA) ficials say exceedingly Iowa to county medical examiners is Stitt looking for its firs. Mate!and law enforcement officials. medical examiner.    Arson Schools Although the legislature creat- ^ s(a|e {ire marshal's office ed the pesiti.w iii 1970,    state    ol     ls contemplating setting    up    a they have    found    it    series of “arson schools’’    at    40 difficult to locate different locations across the I: , .    ....    state for members of volunteer quanted candidates.     an( j regular fire departments. Because these candidates are The purpose WOL1 j ( j be to in-so highly trained they are wide- s j ruc t (be firemen on what to Iv sought after; consequently look (cr at the scene of a fire the state has not been able to which might indicate that arson retain one as state medical ex- "as involved.________ aminer without spending a rather substantial amount. Sufficed to say, they must be a physician and surgeon or osteopathic physician and surgeon and possess special knowledge in forensic pathology. ap Wi, echoic By William L. Eberline    board and whether to retain CARROLL (AP) - State Au- 1 County Supt. Lyle Tenold. ditor Lloyd Smith says the Car- Smith said the controversy in- 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 tracks. roll county board of education volves a division between the ended 1973 with a balance of north and south halves of the parking fees is not allowed by back to 1969 and asked what the $185,066. or nearly two-thirds of county, with a strong under-cur- iowa law. its total expenditures for the ren * of religious bias in heavily year.    Roman    Catholic Carroll county. * That’s double the carryover He emphasized to the approxi-from one year to the next that is mately JOO persons attending needed, Smith said. and the Hie meeting that “we are here! board should immediately take 1° audit the books, and to assist steps to reduce its tax levy “This money should be kept in as well as audit. “We are not here to audit per- The audit also showed a $115 taxicab bill for three persons, all staying at the same hotel at the California convention, and cited claims for meals which it said appeared excessive. taxpayers can do about it. Recourse “The people have a very effective recourse" through the ballot box if they will exercise it. Smith answered. Dr. Robert Dappen of Mantling. a supporter of Tenold. asked Smith if “there is anv- Sheriff: No Tailpipe on Death Auto Dyersville Council Buchanan Birth Rate Increases, Deaths Also Up INDEPENDENCE- Statistics released for 1973 from the Bu-The state medical examiner is c j ianan coun ty clerk of court’s appointed by the governor and 0 ffj ce s bow an increase over the serves at the pleasure of the previous year in divorces, governor.    births, deaths and criminal One big drawback is that the cases, A decrease was noted in state doesn't have a modern marriages and cases filed for criminalistics lavatory to district court, probate and juve-serve as an inducement to get niles. an exceptionally qualified modi- Though divorces numbered 59 cal examiner.    in 1973 as compared lo 34 a year A bill approved by the house ago, the marriage rate was appropriations committee to ap- down (rom 209 to 182 couples propriate $12.5 million for a new Births in the county show a state office building includes steady increase over the last $500,000 for a new criminalistics three years. According to the laboratory.    report, last year 133 males were Among other things, a state ,,or " and 1972    f male births recorded, rho female birth rate went from 117 in the pockets of the taxpayers, sonalities. we are not here to In this regard. Smith said that thinK illeRa ,.. jn what thp audj . Raker said Monday there was (Construction Co. of Manchester, not in an account in the bank," audit North vs. South, we are the government shouldn t o a 'e, tors f ound he said. He cited the big carryover as one example of slipshod budgeting and bookkeeping procedures pinpointed in an audit which also detailed numerous instances of errors in paying bills, questionable expense claims and missing records. not here to audit religion." The audit listed 209 < I which were not approved by the to pay for an employe to live ie than he suggested The audit listed 209 claims I higher away from home than he, , ac , ., s , h answered J , bv the lives at home.” He suggested , u   ______   „ board president as required by the board set a daily meal al-; law, 16 claims on which records lowance which cannot be ex-were missing, 15 others which needed except in cases where hadn’t been posted, nine claims higher costs seem justified poor ac- dav which were paid twice and one    Smith told the board it will which was paid three times. jhave to review all the ques-It reported expense account    Honed claims and decide for it- overpayments to Tenold totaling    self whether to allow them He presented the audit    Mon-$18 20 and a payment of $11.25    Former state Rep. Charles day night to the dissension-torn    to board member Ivan Upper-    Knoblauch of Carroll, who    over    filling    the vacancy    by    scat- board, which has been    dead-    man of Manning for parking    wants the board to fire Tenoid.    ing    Robert    Canter of    Glidden but there are very counting records." He said the board needs to consider expenditures carefully because the county school system’s expenditures have increased “bv 250 percent” — from $111,594 in 1969 lo $270,768 last year. The hoard broke the deadlock a a d *J o*J radical examiner would be re- Accepts Bridge Bld sponsible for providing assis-    .    , Dyers- tance. consultation and training ^     ,()    ,     s office had recorded 98 male births and UK) female births in 1971. According to statistics. 136 males and HO females died in 1973, in comparison to 155 males and 90 females in 1971. Thorp were 285 district court cases filed in 1973 and 314 in the teenagers were found dead Sun- 18 P crcent “* h * r ,han ' he *?»- forded to Telecom System, of     Proba "‘ <asrs SPIRIT LAKE (UPI inson County Sheriff —Eiek-Robert I DYERSVILLE— The (Ville city council Monday nigh* accepted a bid of $145,242 for i construction of a new First ave- j nue bridge over Bear creek I^ow bidder was the V and S no tailpipe on the exhaust sys- The council awarded the con- Buchanan Jury Awards $24,710 In School Suit INDEPENDENCE—A Buchan- “I never said there were any tem of the ear in which four lract although bids were about an county district court jury has The bodies were discovered in a game preserve in the Iowa Great Lakes region after the four had been missing since Feb. ll 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. it had no tailoine, lust a filed in ’72 there were 229 Statistics revealed a drastic neer s estimate of $136,000. Iowa, Inc., Waterloo, $24,710 in ™ eu 10 "•* numbered 216, and in Council members said the time damages asked in a lawsuit, needed to rebid the project The petition was filed last would result in a higher con- July against Cono Christian reduction in the number of juve-struction coft anyway because School Vocational Enterprise, n ^ e casos handled through the of inflation.    Inc., of Walker. The petition district court from 68 in 72 to The new bridge will replace stated on June 7, 1973, the plain-    year. However, criminal one built in 1914,    t : ff and defended entered into     cas <* s W( *nt    from    84 to 94 last —  „-- an oral agreement for the pur-    y car - 30 YEARS AGO — Survivors    chase of equipment for $20,280     ()uf °[ a    t°t a l    of 299 small reported German soldiers, uung    ^ a istcr date, the agreement    ' laims filed    from    July I to Dei. machine guns, prevented 2,000    was modified to add more    2t, 1973, 91    have    been paid, 68 locked for months over filling a fees during a convention in fall- said similar shortcomings were It agreed to discuss a renewal muffler " Balter saw •■Without civilians from fleeing the Bene- equipment, bringing the entire have been put lo default judg-vacancy on the five-member forma Smith said payment of listed in previous audits going of Tenons contract tm March 4 a tailpipe the etdtaust fumes feline monastery on Mi fas cost to $24,710.    men!    and HO cates are pending Hynek Risks Name on UFOs IOWA CITY - Flying saucers are alive and well—at 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 department at the University of Iowa. The author of many technical articles and books, Hynek is also a noted researcher in various areas of astronomy. “I risk my reputation as a scientist by investigating UFO’s because I am convinced that there ire a number of valid observations on phenomenon which science cannot yet explain." he explains. A man full of questions, not answers. Hynek finds it difficult 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 glasses.” he says. He does feel that it will take interdisciplinary research in many academic areas to resolve the issue. Such research begins with the phenomenon observed. Sightings have taken place all over the world and there are a number of common elements in the reports Most involve nocturnal lights though there also are sightings of daylight discs and radar encounters A very limited number of cases report close encounters which affect people or physical things in the environment Such close encounters are treated with greatest amount of skepticism, starting with observers, themselves, Many turn out to be false and Hynek does not think there is one confirmed case of communication with living things from a UFO. But Hynek can document a number of cases where several credible witnesses have had experiences which cannot be explained or ignored. These people include astronauts, aviators, law on-f o r c e rn e n t officials and science investigators. As Hynek puts it, “These people are not crackpots or ding dongs—they would be valid witnesses in court. So, what right do we have not to believe them?” Prejudice “Prejudice is a problem because UFO is a dirty three letter word in tho minds of some people." states Hvnek ‘‘In fact,” he continues, “many people fear ridicule and are afraid to report sightings while others who have reported them say they would not do it again because of the misunderstanding they experience ” Hynek thinks this is most unfortunate as it hampers future investigation. Yet reports continue to come in at the rate of two or three per day. To handle this flow. Hynek recently established the Center for UFO Studies in Evanston. III. He encourages people to tell local police about UFO sightings since the police will then make a report to the UFO (’enter. informed the company of the $2.903 25; state . s2406 Tfl second cion pooob* 'desire to cancel the order    of each $5 cos Cedor Rapid!, Iowa According to the petition, the A total amount of $23,980.17 company had installed part of was received for traffic fines the equipment when on July 9. and disbursed as follows: Temporary school fund, tinue with the agreement and $11,061 97; county general fund. of Iowa ($3 out costs goes to the The trial began last Monday state), $2,990, and 90 percent of a p B/ n man 1    and    and except for the Feb 12 hob- fines paid under local city ordi- WQfPiLl wTvindov ? day, extended through Friday nances went to the cities in the afternoon when it went to the county — Hazleton, $3,483; Injury The verdict was returned dependence, $2,412; Jesup. $873; at 7 45 p m Friday and filed Quasqueton, with the clerk of district court $58 50; Thursday morning year Afternoon eel tioni and Sunday ssues ll SO a month til a year Off * would not have been projected sino "ben American planes and out behind the car They just 8 uns destroyed it. sifted up through the floor ”    , Th- car's ignition was still £hr (friar Samba OSawttf l973 - thp * ch "° l    10    con .    .    .    *    *    tinnn    it/im    t    hr*    aftrnomnnl    nnr turned en and the gas tank was Estobi.*t» empty when it was discovered . b” two men Sunday. 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