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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Rapids Gazette: MOB., June 24. 1974 Flooding Follows Iowa Rains ______ lIU'CI'Ml I illicit I'ress International A number of livers ou; Iowa are either at or of heav> rains early Saturday which aggravated near foankiui iruiu ;ous The Iowa ruer was expect- txl to crest above flood stage .Monday at Wapcllo. At Marshalltown. the river stage ai 19.4 feel Sunday and at Wapello ii was predicted to crest at 12 feet, two feet above flood stage. Skunk River The Des Moines river ed early Monday at 16.5 two iffi above flood s'.nje. a; Stratford and was expected to top out at !H5 fetl. some three feet below bankful, in isler The Skunk river will peak at 15 5 ieet. only one-halt loot above floxl s'lit'e HI HriL'liton Wednesday, anil ;ii 12 fit-1 Mow bankful a- A'J- gusta Thursday. Kei-eding The North Kaccoon river was forecast ;o wak at Jtii'er- son at SI 5 feet Monday, Mow .slay. Black Hawk creek in Ivi'Iuo. v.hidi early Monday more Ilian fo Wa- al over 10 t1 II i' iicrieii lo betini ivcediiiB later Monday Several oilier Iowa tv.fr low ns niav also Ihri-aleiied a n (1 with Hooding to the ars tlirougli .several feet llooil stage. teil crest Tut's- ;il HurliiiKMi more than Icet atmve HWK! Mage :n Kcokuk Iliree feet slai'e tthidi will it. four ieet l'Kxl -.tage at Daven- and MiiM-.ilini' is lu-i'.in in reinie I in-.lay Span Nears Completion The bridge span over the west channel of the Mississippi between Marquette and Prairie du Chien is 85 percent complete, according to Bill Leren of the Wisconsin division of highways. However, work on the span over the east channel has been delayed by high water and difficulties in getting steel for the structure. The project, which is handled entirely by the Wisconsin highway department, is scheduled to be completed Nov. 1. Are lowans Cynical? Views Differ By Charles Roberts Startling revelations of Gasoline Dealers Assn. doing in high places friends "have a very spawned (cynicism among opinion of government. "It's a known fact that the lowans, but reinforce an get by with murder on ing trust in basic by using loopholes. Take among others, many oil depletion my That's worth millions to Sen. Dick Clark- Iowa State university rolling by Everett's James Stephenson and has diminished by as service station Operator as 50 percent in recent Everett are among those and he believes that sense extreme because residents are driv- But University of Iowa less. dent Willard Boyd, Des Cynical newspaper Executive Ed if there is widespread and Pastor H. E. Borum of Win-terset's First Baptist church President Boyd cannot detect it. an opposite don't find lowans cynical I think they're quite opti- Congress is suspect now, Clark believes, and it is about the future and are going about it in a positive what bothersome" to be part of an institution in which people are not confident. "I was in the Des Moines Boyd has been involved in Iowa 2000 a major effort to plan for Iowa's future decades shcsd port not long Clark recalled, and a stranger struck up a working on the project demonstrate a hopeful mood, he said "He was very nice for five seconds, but then the man declared, 'I think all you guys in there (congress) are nothing but a bunch of just don't believe we can afford the negativism of doing nothing but criticizing the leadership and passing the buck for our own personal inactivity." Trust Stephenson is "very But people who speak to about things that's a Joseph Frease, secretary of rather than an eco- Lutheran Church in observation." Iowa Synod, "have expressed their feeling they trust the of Problem who represent us in is not that lowans are who represent the about America's state of as much as they are In Ottumwa, people becoming cynical." "scared to death" about is at the heart 1 J ___ u jl J _ I A. i 1 1 says Everett, who is, of the problem, the economist believes, "not society in gen- eral." Morever, there is still a lot of trust between journalists and the people they quote in news The administration of Presi- stones, Hems said, dent Nixon has an -incredibly! He pointed out newsmakers poor" record in economics, have no assurance that journal- Benton Road Projects VINTON The 1974 to repair or rebuild. The county secondary road projects are off lo a slow start due to heavy rains during the last two months and a material short- age. County grading crews haven'f been able to start because of wet work conditions but the su- bridges were taken out of use when the rains and high water! in May damaged them, making j use unsafe or impossible. Three of the bridges were included in Gov. Ray's origi- nal request for federal finan- cial disaster assistance for 36 Stephenson said. "They've managed to com- bine inflation with unemploy- ment. It takes considerable ef- fort to do it that badly." Dial-a-Crisis Americans are tired of "a "dial a crisis" environment where they learn of impending crises daily through the news media, says Ottumwa Courier Publisher Gerald Moriarity.' Moriarity is critical of "the Washington which he feels has "completely dehuman- ized" Nixon. Moriarity's readership is the group that buys Everett's gaso- same people affected by economic reversals in Ot- tumwa. Expected Gloom But letters to the Courier do not show "much of a defeatist attitude. The publisher ex- pected gloom when the John Worrell and Co. plant closed several months ago and idled workers. Colleague Ed Heins believes lowans are more willing to make themselves heard on is- sues, "but that's a function, hopefully, of the educational system we dedicate ourselves to that everyone deserves a thorough education to give them the equipment to make decisions for themselves." But to say that because peo- ple are more vocal they also are more don't think that's right." Heins estimates more than half the business done in Iowa is still "by verbal contract" without committing agreements to paper. Lot of Trust "Almost all of the cattle and hogs in Iowa, for instance, are sold initially by verbal con- he explained. ists will accurately reflect what they have said. Nonetheless, Heins can recall few instances in which a news- man has been asked to submit his story to a news source for examination prior to publica- tion. Atty. Gen. Richard Turner believes lowans have "every right to be disenchanted with the way things with the court system. Not Punished "People are not getting speedy justice, and they don't think the county attorneys will prosecute. "And if they do prosecute, people are not punished. If they're convicted, they get off with an appeal." "Police have become para- noid about the courts and their Three Deaths j On Highways j Over Weekend! The Associated Press j Three persons died during 1 the weekend of traffic inju- j ries received on Iowa high- ways. Walter K. Schuehhardt, 64, Alta Vista, died Saturday night when the car he was driving left U.S. 63 in New Hampton and struck 6 tree. Timothy Bisbee. 17, Blairs- burg, was killed Friday night when his car struck the rear of a Williams rescue unit. Authorities said Bisbee was alone in the car when it hit the ambulance driven by Don- ald Cady, 41, Williams, "at the junction of U.S. 20 and inter- state 35. Thomas Phillips, 26, Alalis- sa. died Saturday at Univer- sity hospitals in Iowa City of injuries received in a one-car accident June 15. Authorities said the car he was driving went out of con- trol on a Muscatine street, into a ditch and hit a utility pole. SCORES OF HOUSES WERE flooded early Saturday when Dry Run creek overflowed its banks in a west side residential area of Waterloo. The water had subsided by early Sat- urday afternoon, however. Man Drowns While Attempting Rescue LITTLE SIOUX A fishing trip for a group of young persons ended in trag- edy Sunday when the group's apparent chaperone drowned while attempting to save the life of a 10-year-old girl. Authorities said Leon Land- rum 50, Omaha, drowned in Canoes Capsize, Occupanfs Spilled info Upper Iowa the Little Sioux river while trying to rescue Darlene Hen- derson. Cleveland, Ohio. The girl was rescued "by Earl Ash- more. 31, Sioux City. Ashmore was fishing near the Little Sioux dam with his two boys when.1 he saw the girl go under. Authorities were still drag- ging the river near the dam for Landrum's bodv. DECORAH Two canoes, carrying a total of six people, capsized in the Upper Iowa river four miles northwest of Decorah Saturday. The occupants were pulled out Des Moines chief of police. And when officers arrest sus- pects, those arrested often think "police are an arm of the establishment, the rich way to hold the poor in line, to bend the poor man down lo his knees." Wondering This is a period when payers are wondering John Lorrin Dies, County Official WILLIAMSBURG John Lorrin, 55. Iowa county assessor since 1967, died in a Cedar Rapid? hospital Sunday follow- ing a long illness. Born in Williamsburg Dec. 28, 1918, he and the former Sylvia Larson were married April 19. 1942. He was employed as an accountant in Bettendorf until moving to a farm near Wil- liamsburg. [juj.i In 1967, he was appointed to what 'ne county post and has of the water by the Decorah fire department's rescue squad. Farmer Loses Crossing Signs OELWEIN Tom Spence who Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fox, Des: farms west of Oelwein reported Moines, and their two preschbol-JMonday the theft of two cattle brother, David Manlhei, and age children, and Mr. and Mrs. I crossing signs, complete with Bruce Fox, Minneapolis, were! seven-foot poles, canoing near the Tatro airport! The signs read "Caution about 6 (p.m. when one of the canoists lost a paddle in the river's swift current. Gunshot Fatal To Keota Man KEOTA Douglas R. Rob- erts, 24, died Sunday of a self- inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The incident occurred at the home of his uncle. Kenneth Baughman of rural Keota, with whom he had made m's home since the deaths of his grand- parenls, Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Baughman. Born Dec. 30. 1949, at Iowa City, Roberts was graduated from Keota high school in 1968. He had served in the army reserve. Surviving are his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Manlhei of Cedar Rapids; his father, Denny Rob- erts, St. Louis, Mo.; a half- half-sister, Debbie Manthei, of Cedar Rapids; and two grand- mothers, Mrs. John Belland and Streaker Crossing" and listed j Grace Shaeffer, both of Brook- times that cattle customarily! cross the road. The thefts oc-' Immediately afterward, both Jcurred over the weekend, canoes capsized, spilling the oc-i Spence said he wasn't particu- cupants into the water. The two'larly upset over loss of the families were carried nearly but would like to have the mile downstream before they i poles back, were rescued. j Each member of the two fami- lies was treated at the Win- neshiek County Memorial hospi- tal here and released. The Decorah fire department: said one canoe was demolished; when it was dashed against log. lyn. Services; Tuesday .at Powell's. Burial in Brethren cemetery. South English. The family will receive friends Mon- day evening home. at the funeral Sale! happens to the tax money afterlheld that office since. He was a it is sent to the government, says Iowa Revenue Director Donald Briggs. There is cynicism afoot in Iowa, Pastor Borum believes, but "our people have shown in graduate of Augustana college. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, John R., Marquette, Mich.; Richard, Rock Island, and Robert, at home; two daughters, Rhonda the last year or so a greater and Pamela, both at home; a j Hit by Softball, Boy Hospitalizedj DECORAH Paul Akre. 15-1 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Akre, rural Decorah.' was rushed unconscious to thej of benevolence and I j brother Joseph, Arcata, Calif. here af, he it growing really. two sisters. Mrs. Charles Bow-1 attitude can See it growing leauy. JLWU ivna. cnfthnll "I think people are deter-1 man, Davenport, and Mrs. Fred County Memorial I was hit by mined they are not going to let! Wood, Ashland, Ore., and one the national situation get them j grandchild. down completely." Services: Wednesday at 10. The boy was playing in a soft-j jball game at Moe park about p.m. Sunday when the ac- Clark is convinced that when St. Mary's Catholic church. cident occurred. America's problems He was in good condition Mon- a.e re-jsarvJuesday at g, ,he hospita, liiipidi pervisors Ihink they will be ablei Iowa counties and Bcnton to begin soon. i county is hoping to receive i Box culvert construction is funds to helP with necessary j also at a standstill because j repairs. i work crews can't get steel Three asphalt paving projects1 Construction on the bridges let by contract will to. beSm begin until August because the steel shortage problem. are i bridge in Leroy township is. Ihcpavrng projects arc to being built by a countv crew but construclion on Ihe other three i 7 North hasn't begun. Mllln- j The supervisors .said they now j have four more bridges not in the original 1974 secondary road Established in 1883 by The Goietle C' onrj published dolly and Sunday ot 500 ai'P Third ove. SE, Iowa Second class postage paid at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. solved, "we're going lo come I and Uhlmann's. out of it a hell of a lot stronger than we would have had we not j gone through this forced re-j examination of ourselves." j Pgstor Borum thinks "people re-evaluating the situation and realize the home base is where it's all at." DR.CRAVEN DENTIST PRACTICE tIMITEDTO DENTURE WORK 113 1 it Ave. SE, Odor Ropidi, k. Momei Maion City The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. Save 820 Convertible Jet Pump 88 Regular Jet Extra Golelle corner i Cool Savings on PIANO and ORGANS now, at Cedar Rapids Piano Organ Co. 1103rd Ave. SW Expert 3-DAY Service on Watch and Jewelry Repair 329 SECOND AVENUE St exclusively 10 the use for republKdlion o' QUESTIONS ABOUT LOANS? WE'LL ANSWER THEM. (No names. 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