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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., July 11, 1974 llowa Crime Rising: Don't Blame Police: ICC Bam Desfmyed The charred remains of a tractor are about all that remains of the barn on the John Heasley farm, located three miles south of Rowley. According to Walker, Brandon and Rowley fire officials, the blaze began about a.m. Wednesday when sparks from brush Heasley was burning ignited the barn. Also lost in the fire were a pickup truck, silo, boa! and 19 pigs. The nearby frame house also sustained heat damage. Losses have been estimated at Vinton Delays Public Hearing On School VINTON The annual meet- ing of the Vinton school boardj was held Monday night, but the By Harrison Weber budget hearing which had been scheduled was not held because budget forms were not made available from the state comp (roller's office in time for pub lication deadlines to be met. The 1974-75 budget hearing was rescheduled for Aug. 13 a 8 p.m. The board accepted the res- ignation of Fred Zeller, junior high math teacher. Pacts Approved The following contracts were approved: Steve Archibald, industrial arts; Steven Long, junior high science; Bernice Duello, feixth grade English and social stud- ies; Beverly Gilbert, one class of junior high home economics and teacher associate, and Ber- nice Wilson, teacher associate at West elementary. The board discussed the pur- chase a divider curtain for the high school gym so that both boys and girls physical ed- ucation classes could be held at the same time without both- ering one another.' Because of the estimated cost of the curtain over the board decided to try to get along without the divider cur- tain for the fall and discuss the purchase later if it seemed to be a necessity. Papers Due Nomination papers for two positions on the board plus the board treasurer are due Aug. 1. The terms of board members, Dr. S. L. Anthony and Helen Van Steenhuyse, and Treasurer Al Happel, will expire. Candi- dates may obtain nomination papers at the board office in the Lincoln building. The board discussed opening a gymnasium in the summer for basketball. Dr. Robert Ja- cobson, superintendent, pointed out summer basketball coach- ing is illegal. However, the board felt a recreation program might be! accepted and Dr. Jacobson was instructed to check the legality j of opening the gym for a sum-! mer recreation program which! would be available to everyone.' the (on, DES MOINES (IDPA) for two members from des adopting a platform, of the six congressional epublicans at their plus the national com- ate convention will vote on and committee- roposed new constitution for a total membership e Republican party of 14. The main issue, at this marks a slight departure i the constitution appears the present setup as the 3 the number of members committeeman and e Republican state serve >r. an capacity and have no Mlamakee School Graduation Credit WAUKON In line with school package insur- eased course offerings and plan, i mmon custom of students to five subjects, the board approved the 1974- e Community school budget calling for ised the requirements the general fund and aduation to 19 units, the schoolhouse fund. e unit of physical budget hearing will be held increase of two 12 at 9 p.m. at the senior At its annual meeting :ek, it accepted bids for special board meeting is 74-75 school year: milk for 8 p.m. Wednesday rchester area, Onstad consider shop building plans ring Grove, 8.32 cents other business. If pint; Waterville and other action, three new n, Bob Mac's Dairy of were approved, in- n, 8.7 cents (awarded in an additional vocational eration of service to the teacher, Jim Power gasoline Thompson, Mo. Co., 41.6 cents a gal.; fuel group from Dorchester Northeast Farm Service, a request for improved nts per bus service and addi- Sullivan Insurance staff for next year. The ssented .the low bid of decided to service the fleet insurance, but route by s delayed pending activity buses to each n of the Iowa Assn. of The document, as voting rights. Both would have a vote under the proposed draft. Republican slate Chairman John McDonald reports he has heard proposals for increasing the membership anywhere from 14 to 26 members. Ben A. Webster of Des Moines has a minority report on file to increase the membership to four members from each con- gressional district, two men and :wo women. Some other dele- gates are talking about three 'rom each district. McDonald said he really doesn't consider the size of the 30P central committee a major issue, although he expects it will receive considerable debate at the convention, July 19-20. Most of the proposed constitu- ion for the Republican party is an up-date of the present docu- ment and covers such things as auxiliary organizations, county committees, caucuses, conven- :ions and meetings. The convention will start at 3 p.m. Friday, with district cau- cuses. The main order of busi- ness will be selecting district committeemen and committee- women. The schedule: First district Hotel Fort 3es Moines. Second district Hotel Sa- ,'ery. Third district Holiday Inn Downtown. Fourth district Savery. Fifth district Savery. Sixth district Ramada Inn. By Gordon Hanson DES .MOINES (AP i-0-im- ;t} jfl ban communities are but liiere is an expectation o! what police de- partments can do to curtail them, the Iowa crime com- mission (ICC) reports. control over the factors thai make up says Harold Smith, ICC planning manager. "It would be unfair and in- amirale to lioU! them respon- sible." lie said Wednesday the commission "emphasizes citi- zen awareness and involve- ment in crime reduction pro- grams. A little common sense on the part of the citizen in protecting his property will go long way." Property Crimes The FBI uniform crime re- port indicates in recent years "a sizeable increase of prop- erty crimes in the suburban communities and smaller cities in the Des Moines the ICC said in a re- port. "The trend is statewide as said Dan Felsen, assis- tant planning officer. The report summarizes property crimes in Polk county suburbs in 1972-1973. It is the result of a six-month compilation of crime ire- Now In Progress 25% to OFF Suits Sport Coats 9 Tie Hats All Weather Coats '0 or more OFF Sigourney RAVE Winners Announced SIGOURNEY First place winner of the 1974 RAVE (Rural Amateur Variety Entertain- ment) event was a 14 member vocal group from Tri-County high school. They will represent Keokuk county in the district contest in October. Second place went to a four-; piece instrumental group led by Greg Peiffer on guitar, Dale 'avin on trap set, Sharon Peiffer, organist and Bruce Peiffer, bass guitar and sax- ophone. Joy Cassens placed third with a ballet-acrobatic dance routine. quency data completed last month by the ICC's planning section. Selected for the .-.ludy were police depiutemnts in Aitoona, A n ken y C'live, Johnston, Pleasant Urbandale. West Dos Moines and Windsor Heights. Different Causes "Kach city was found to be unique, very often with dif- ferent possible causes for the offenses." the report said. Hut genera! comparisons of increasing criminal activities in the eight towns might be made with other suburban areas in Iowa. The report classifies proper- ty crimes as burglary, auto theft and larceny, which com- prised "94 percent of the re- ported crimes in Smith said. "The other 6 percent are person-to-person crimes murder, rape, robbery and as- sault. Iowa is fortunate in that these crimes are not that common." Many Factors are many factors social, geographical, econom- ic, political, and others that affeot the crime level in a particular area." The report says apartment lat eny is becoming more prevalent as "more working people choose apartment liv- ing." Many of the buildings "are nearly empty during the day, making them prime tar- gets for thieves." "There is a rapid turnover of renters and it is doubtful whether the manager knows who is living there at any given lime They also con- tribute to much of the larceny from autos, of auto parts, bi- cycle theft, motor vehicle theft and burglary." Apartment Complexes ''Large apartment com- plexes, by virtue of their ano- nymity, are prime targets for thieves living within the com- plex as well as thieves from without." The rt'purl saiil liu-fb ui homes are the most common tvrin of from build- ings. The larger ilie population, the more residen- tial larceny there was." However, many reports of residential thefts were "un- founded, exaggerated or re- purled only because ot an in- s u r a n c e company require- ment. .Many of the articles reported as stolen are actually lost or missing." Kasy Access S (i m e suburbs are ex- p e r i e n c i n g increasing numbers of larcenies because of their easy access to major highways. These included thefts from autos, motels, restaurants, .s e r v i c e stations, shopping centers and other commercial establishments. The report also said: Because some suburbs are expanding at a fairly rapid rate, thefts from construction sites can be expected. Bicycle theft in most cities appears to be a crime with which tile police can do little With more people now buy- ing the expensive racing bikes, bicycle theft may soon become a major category of property crime. Larceny from autos and of auto parts is a category under which many reports are made for insurance purposes. The police chiefs interviewed es- timated that approximately 50 percent of the reports were ei- ther unfounded or exagger- ated. Construction of large shop- ping centers will undoubtedly compound the problem of all types of crime, including shoplifting. Motorcycle theft is becom- ing more common and are usually stolen from in front of the owner's home. Vehicle, theft, can. be. as- sociated with cities where there is heavy through traffic. Most vehicles seem to be sto- len from in front of the owner's home due to lack of preventative effort on the part of the owner. It appeared liie majority of vehicles v.cre stolen for transportation, not profit. Why increasing crime in su- burbia? Crime Moves ".Statewide, we proba- bly assume that, as the popu- lation of cities moves to the .suburbs and oftentimes the w e a 11 h and developments move also the crime comes with Smith said. "The problem holds true in any city. Crime moves with any form of development." Felsen added: "If we knew exactly what the cause is, we could do something about it." "What makes it Smith said, "is that there are so many factors involved in making up (lie crime rate. A mistake made is that some people take one factor such as societal permissiveness and focus on that and blame the entire increase in crime on one factor." Recommendations In addition to the report's findings, the ICC "offered rec- ommendations to the police chiefs in the eight suburbs to resolve their local Smith said. "Without excep- tion, the chiefs were aware of the criminal activities going on" and were attempting to curtail them. He said Iowa's eight region- al crime commissions submit annual criminal justice plans to the ICC. "In the plans, each drew an in-depth crime analysis of major cities, such as Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Daven- port, Waterloo." "On the basis of that crime profile, the commissions pro- posed programs where ICC money could be used to re- duce crime in their areas." "In effect, the area crime commissions are doing a simi- lar exercise in each major city, and its suburbs, in the state." Walk, shorts Swim Suits Jackets Leisure Suits Knit Suits DRESS SHIRTS From Our Famous Name Brands, We Can't Mention The Names But You Will Get the Savings. 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