Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 8, 1974, Page 7

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July 08, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., July 8, 1974 ,.-JUUaC.A'iv, Goodbye, Bottleneck A hazardous bottleneck on highway 149 in ihe Arruma area was elim- inated this spring with the opening of two new bridges. The bridges, built between Homestead and Amana at a cost of were opened to motorists on May 6. Demolition and hauling away of the old bridges, seen at the left of the new roadway, and finishing of shoulder work will complete the project shortly, Iowa highway commission spokesmen said. Final Week For Decision By Delhi Unit DELHI "It's a real serious situation. We have only this week to make up our said Richard Donahue, West Union, at a Delhi Recreation Assn. meeting held Sunday near the lake. "We have not received enough money to exercise our Aug. 1 option to purchase the Delhi said Donahue, president of the association. At the present time, the as- sociation has only in actual cash. "This is not enough to meet the purchase price let alone take care of Donahue said. Around worth of sub- scriptions to buy stock had been sold, "but people have not paid for .them ike we thought they he said. Cost of the dam is estimated at but the association had set a goal of selling worth of subscriptions to take care of future maintenance, taxes, a dam operator and other expenses. Donahue said during Sunday's short meeting that he wanted to dispell certain rumors. The first was that agreements had been reached with Mr. and Mrs. Ar- chie Cooey, owners of Hartwick Lake Marina, to have them pay to have their property rights settled, and Fred Thom- as, owner of Freddy's Beach, would have to pay As of July 1, LaVerne Schiltz, Dubuque, is the owner of the dam, Donahue said. What was not a rumor, he added, was that if the associa- tion does not purchase the dam, Mr. and Mrs. Cooey, who presently have the option, will be the new owners of the area. "AH we ask is that you buy one membership in the associa- Donahue said. "I would be embarrassed if I didn't own one, and let my neighbor take care of my enjoyment for me. "You people can get the job! done. We can only do so much.j We will make our decision by; the end of this week based onj what you do today and the rest' of this week." fcht (ifilur (.Injc-Hf Co. ana DUDIisnefl dolly and Sunday a! 502 Third aye. SE, Cedar Rapids. lowo 52406. Second class Dostaac paid at Cedar Rapids, lowo. week. By mail: Night Ediiion and Sunday 6 Issues 53.750 month, 539.00 a year: At- tcrnoon Editions and Sunday 7 issues 53 85 a month, 540.00 a year. Other states end U.S. territories a yeor. Ho Mail Iowa Energy Director: By Jerry Mnrsener DES MOINES (UPI) New- ly-appointed State Energy Director John Millhone said Sunday night Americans are engaged in a "technological gamble" if they fail to heed warnings to reduce fuel con- sumption. Millhone, expressing doubts that the nation can be self-suf- ficient in energy within a dec- ade, said the nation could be in "a lot of trouble" if Ameri- cans believe the energy situa- tion will improve by 1980 and scientists fail to find new en- ergy sources. Using Resources Last fall at the height of the energy crisis, President Nixon outlined a program called Project Independence which would set the course for the nation to become indepen- dent of foreign energy sources by the end of the decade. However, Millhone said, he is not certain the situation will improve. "The United States has a certain stock of resources and we are using ours much faster than the world is using its said Millhone, who es- timated 40 percent of the na- tion's energy is now wasted. "As soon as we run out, we could be in a much more severe situation." To some extent, he said, Americans are "taking a tech- nological gamble because peo- DES MOINES (IDPA) Liza Minnelli, Redd Foxx, Charlie Rich, Roy Clark, Diana Trask, Tanya Tucker, Herb Alpert and two rock groups, Chicago, and Loggins and Messina, will headline this year's grandstand show at the Iowa State fair. Ken F u 1 k secretary- treasurer of the state fair, described this year's night- time entertainment, as "the greatest line-up of stars in the history of the Iowa State fair." At a news conference Mon- day, Fulk unveiled the grand- stand entertainment package which he said has "something for including rock, country, comedy, jazz and super-star entertainment. The state fair, Aug. 16-25, will feature Spain and Italy. On Aug. 16, Loggins and Messina will kick off the ten- day schedule with selections from their two new albums, "On and "Full Cir- cle.'' TTB Aug. 18 Chicago, an internationally- famous group based in the Windy City, presents its in- terpretation of rock music on Aug. 19. In between the two rock concerts, Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass are scheduled for Aug. IS. Just out of retire- ment and already gaining acclaim, the group includes a new voice, Lani Hall, former- ly the lead vocalist of Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66. Three successive nights are devoted to country-western fans. The Roy Clark show, starring guitar-pickin' Singer Roy Clark, Academy of Country Music's "Entertainer of the Year" and star of "Hee headlines the grand- stand Aug. 20. Also featured will be Australian songstress of "Sing Along with Mitch" fame, Diana Trask, and a young folk-soul-pop group, The Spurrlows. Country-Western Country All-Star night is Aug. 21. Teenage star, Tanya Tucker, takes the lead with her husky voice. Judy Lynn, Sammi Smith and Johnny Carver will join Miss Tucker in presenting a full night of country-western entertain- ment. Charlie Rich, Country Music Assn.'s "Male Vocalist of the stars the next night, Aug. 22, in the country-wes- tern three-night line-up. Fast- rising, singer-writer Jim Staf- ford joins Rich with hits like "Spiders and Snakes." Lots of laughter mixed with musical entertainment is in store for the Redd Foxx show on Aug. 23. Foxx, of "Sanford and Son" stars, along with Demond "Lament" Wilson, Comedian Slap y White, Trumpeter Harry "Sweet" Edison, Singer Gerri Granger, and The Little Steps dance team. Best Actress To climax the grandstand schedule, super-star Liza Min- nelli takes the stage on Aug. 24. Her many talents and throaty voice have won her the 1973 Academy Award for best actress in the 1972 Emmy for her television special "Liza with a and the 1972 Las Vegas Enter- tainer of the Year award. Stock and sprint car races Aug. 17 and Aug. 25 round out the ten-day schedule. Showtime for all perform- ances, with the exception of the two rock concerts, will be 6 p.m. and p.m. in the j grandstand. Loggins and Mes- j sina and Chicago are both scheduled for one concert j each, starting at 7 p.m. Reserved tickets, Fulk said, are available at the ticket of- j fice in the administration building at the fairgrounds I daily between the hours of 8 j a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Satur- I day from 9 a.m. until noon. j Persons may also order tickets by mail by writing to the Iowa fair ticket of- j fice at the statehouse in Des Moines 50319. Advance ticket prices for Loggins and Messina are and for Chicago, Reserved tickets for the other shows are S5, and pie believe scientists will come up with a new gimmick to solve the current energy situation. Maybe they are right, but I don't want to blow our resources and take a chance that they will be gone." Editorial Writer Millhone, who left his post as an editorial writer for the Des Moines Register and Tri- bune to accept the state post weeks ago, made the comments on appearing on the "Iowa Press" program in the Iowa Educational Broad- casting Network. Millhone said he does not believe public ownership of utilities is the answer to solv- ing the problems, but added that additional governmental intervention may be neces- sary to conserve fuel re- sources in the future. One possibility, he said, might be creation of a build- ing code requiring the state's residents to practice energy conservation when building homes and businesses. Construction Standards Millhone said a building code could include provisions outlining the standards for construction that would "make it just as efficient and use just a fraction of the fuel used today. It is possible a building code could require structures be built so they can save fuel." He said, however, the first step would be to attempt to educate lowans of the conse- quences of wasting energy and urging them to employ conservation practices. Millhone. a newspaperman for 20 years, said he would at- tempt to "establish credibili- ty" with the public in his new- position. "You can't do the job with- out public he said. Iowa's Accidental Death Toll Over Holiday Is 14 I nilt'il J'ress luUTiialional The long July 4 weekend of- ;it midnk'ht XiiuUty willi nine persons !os- their lives across Iowa in traffic accidents. In addition, four lowans drowned and one died in a iiiotf! fire in Waterloo forina- j the holiday accidental death toll to 14 across the state. i The latest reported victim i o n Iowa's highways was David Wikan, 18, Dccorah, who was killed in a one-truck crash southeast of Waukon on Tii. Authorities said died when the truck in which he was riding left the highway, threw him out and rolled over on him. The v chicle's driver. Charles Berg, 23, rural Posi- villc, was treated at a Waukon hospital for injuries and re- leased. Drunk Driving Authorities said he was charged with drunk driving, failure to have control, and for not having a valid chauf- feur's license. Two men were killed Friday in separate accidents in north- west Iowa. Ronald H. Malloy. 59. Sioux City, died when his bicycle was run over by a semi-trailer truck on a Sioux City street. He was dead on arrival at a Sioux City hospital. Douglas Lee Kile, 20, Da- couo. Culu.. died when his cav crashed through a construc- tion site barricade on a Webster county blacktop road east of Kort Dodge eariy Fri- day. Hit .Machine Webster county officers said the car traveled another 300 feet and then slammed under an excavating machine. It took two hours to pull the car out and another half hour to get the body out. A Thursday night motorcy- cle accidcn: killed a Des .Moincs man. .Michael O'Xeill, 21. died when his cycle and a car driven by Mary Margaret llerron, Des Moines. collided on a Des Moines street. Walter Hellyer, 14, died Thursday nigh! when his tractor ran off a Monroe county road west of Melroso. The tractor tipped over, pin- ning young Heliyer under- neath. Hitchhiker Dies A Lincoln, Neb., hitchhiker was killed late Wednesday while getting a ride in south- west Iowa. State troopers said James Bourse was struck by a pickup truck on Iowa 2 five miles east of Bedford. Officers said a pickup driv- en by Richard Brown of rural Thayer had stopped on a curve to pick up Brouse when a second truck driven by Dan Ware, rural Shenandoah. col- lided with the Brown truck and struck Brouse. Iowa County Eyes Major Bond Issue Special to The Gazette MARENGO The Iowa coun- ty board of supervisors is in the preliminary stages of consider- ing what may turn out to be a or million bridge bond is- sue. The subject came up again last week when the supervisors met with a delegation of Sum- ner township farmers who com- plained about all the bridges out in the area of their farms, making farming much more dif- ficult. With over 20 bridges com- pletely closed in the county, and over 50 posted for lighter- than-normal loads, the supervi- sors are'now giving serious con- sideration to submitting a bond issue to the voters sometime this fall that would cover all immediate needs for bridge re- construction and repair. The board is now waiting un- til about Sept. 1, when two firms of consulting engineers will report on the remaining 200 bridges to be inspected under the federal bridge inspection requirement. The supervisors then will evaluate the need for bridges and decide on the amount of the bond issue. With over 900 miles of rural roads and over 400 bridges in the county, the supervisors would face a prospect of vir- tually no gravel and paving in the county for five to 10 years if they had to fix the bad bridg- es in the county out of ordinary funding. Also facing a severe cutback would be normal maintenance to include road patrolling. The supervisors say that be- fore submitting the bond issue to the public, they will set up a system of priorities, with only those bridges and roads serving important needs to be continued on the county road and bridge system. 20 YEARS AGO The U.S. court of appeals upheld dismiss- al of the main count of the per- jury indictment against Owen Lattimore that he lied in denying he was a communist sympathizer or a promoter of Red causes. A 15-year-old .Sioux City youth, John Kirchncr, was killed early Thursday in a one-car crash about three miies i1 as I of Siuiix City. The car's driver. Richie Un- derwood, Iti, was hospitalized in .Sioux City. Thursday Deaths Maureen Mulvihill, 22, Ox- ford Junction, was killed in a three-car crash early Thurs- day on U.S. G in C'oraiville and Paul 18, Davenport, died early Thursday in a one- car crash in Davenport. Drounings took the lives of four persons in separate ac- cidents during the holiday weekend. A 21-year-old Des Moines woman was the latest victim after she drowned in Big Creek lake north of Polk City, late Friday. Authorities said Linda Gwinn was swimming with her husband when he left ihe water for a few moments, lie could not find her when he re- turned. Her body was recov- ered shortly afterwards in four feet of water. Walker Boy The other three drowning deaths occurred on the Fourth of July. Kerry McEnany. G, rural Walker, drowned near Troy Mills; Thomas Marlin, 17, Jef- ferson, drowned in Badger lake near Fort Dodge, and Ted Ward, 19, Princeton, drowned in a farm pond in northern Scott county. A Waterloo man died Sun- day in a fire at the Quality Inn motel in Waterloo. Authorities said Ray liams, 51, was the victim of a fire which started in his room, ap- parently from a cigaret. Of- ficials said damage was con- fined to the bed area of the room. liams died in a Waterloo hospital after being removed from the room. A motel em- ploye reportedly found the man when he saw smoke com- ing out from under the room's door on the fourth floor of the motel. Goielte eiclusiyely to the use for renurilM 2j Expert 3-DAY r% Service on I Watch and Jewelry Repair Spcdolizinrj in Oinmond Remounting and Diamond Appraiioli Jewelers 119 SECOND AVENUE SE Edition EYEWITNESS NEWS moves up to AT RAPIDS CHEVROLET whether you want a new or used car a new or used truck a motor home for seeing the good ol' USA or the kind of great service you like! Check our Classified Auto Ads We put you first! OUR SERVICE DEPT. IS OPEN PM DAILY and on THURSDAY 'fil 9 pure enjoyment out of doors and more cool comfort indoors with our Flexalum Aluminum Awnings' and Patio covers. 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