Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 16, 1974, Page 4

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 16, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues,. July 16, 1974 vVv 'Hr. ''-"SS:*'    ■ I I - / ‘ *’ . - •    "    ;    •    *    J * y ( J J** »t .*,, • X -y-W/S .' se Cm-'?.- State Okays Counsel To Defend Officials DES MOINES (AP) - The Iowa Executive Council authorized Atty. Gen. Richard Turner Monday to hire special counsel to defend him and State Insurance Commissioner William Huff in a $10 million lawsuit. Timer said he planned to hire Attorney Gene Davis of Des Moines at $40 an hour to defend the state officials in the suit filed by Continental Mortgage Investment Co. of Iowa City in U. S. district court at Davenport. The state insurance department obtained an injunction several weeks ago in Johnson county district court to prohibit Continental from selling securities that were not registered with the department. Into Bankruptcy The department also charged the securities were not sold through a licensed securities dealer as required by law. Turner said Continental has gohe into bankruptcy since the state’s complaint was filed. The first meeting of Continental’s creditors is scheduled for Tuesday in Davenport, he said. Continental said in its lawsuit that it had been engaged for eight years in the business of issuing short term promissory notes and investing the t ■' : ■ ■ —T ,V, N . The USS Iowa— In Miniature Miniature USS Iowa At Macbride IOWA CITY - The USS Iowa will be at Lake Macbride, north of Iowa City next Saturday and Sunday. The USS Iowa, an 18-foot miniature battleship, is sailing mid land lakes in support of navy recruiting. Patterned after the USS Iowa, the two-man battleship is a replica of the long hull type dreadnought. The vessel’s forward gun turret rotates and squirts water up to 50 feet from an electric powered pressure pump using lake w ater taken through the hull. Power comes from a six horsepower outboard engine mounted in a well under the after turret. The craft -weighs about 900 pounds. Both the hull and the superstructure are made of fiberglass, while the deck and bulkheads are plywood. The superstructure is hinged to provide easy - access to an interior equipped with bucket seats for the two crewmen. CitizensOpposeRezoningPlea By Mary Belle MANCHESTER - Residents of southwest Manchester were present at the city council meeting Monday to voice objections to the proposed rezoning of Gerald O’Leary’s property. The planning and zoning commission had recommended that O’Leary’s property be rezoned from R-l to B-2, after debris on the property was disposed of properly. O’lieary is co-owner of a used car lot and wishes to construct a metal building on the property for car storage. Mrs. Ray Hart, spokesman for the group which had submitted a petition to the council at a prior meeting, said, “We’ve got rezoning all around us. We don’t \vant more.” I Several industries are close,! | “but this would be right on top of us,” she said. Anything There With the rezoning, “anything could go in there,” she added. “And once they get in, they can do as they please. That is why we are fighting it now.” A motion to allow the rezoning at a previous meeting died due to lack of a second. The council decided to table any action on the matter and submitted the petition and rezoning request back to the planning and zoning commission for further study, including the possibility that the building might be constructed under present zoning regulations. The resignation of Police Of-j ficer Larry Busch, effective July 31, was acknowledged by ■ the council. Busch has accepted a post as a deputy sheriff in Black Hawk county. Temporary Officer Eugene Thielberg, Manchester, who has had previous police experience, has assumed temporary duties as a special police officer, Police Chief Harold Irons said. Starting Sept. I, Delaware county will be among five Northeast Iowa counties entitled to the services of the Iowa planning and programming staff, according to City Councilman Elvin Reth. The cost per year will be about 25 cents per capita, or about $1,160 for the community, Reth said. This agency, according to Reth, will serve as a steering conmittee to channel federal fund:, tor various projects into the five-county area. Kidney Waiting List Constantly at 75-100 proceeds in real and personal property. Company Agreed It said the state pressed for the injunction even though Continental had voluntarily agreed to halt the sale of the short term notes, or “thrift certificates.” As a result, it said, the company was prevented from meeting its obligations and was forced to default on real estate purchase contracts. The suit charged the state with violating the constitutional rights of the company and its officers. It said the state acted under a statute which does not apply to the company and contended the statute is so vague as to be unconstitutional IOWA CITY (AP) - Between 75 and IOO persons are on a “constant waiting list” for kidney transplants, says a member of the transplant team at University hospitals in Iowa City. “More kidneys must be recovered. and they must be re- Culver Calls for Land Conservation ANKENY (UPI) - Iowa Dem-o c r a t i c Congressman John Culver Saturday called for resolute government action to conserve land. The candidate for the U. S. senate also said the Nixon administration should be expanding the Soil Conservation Service instead of cutting it back. Culver said that in Iowa “our worst pollution problem does not derive from industrial or human waste, but from the land.” He told the first Iowa water quality institute the world’s most valuable soil is being washed from the land, silting the streams and choking out aquatic life. covered outside Iowa City.’’ said Dr. Richard Lawton, who is also president of the Iowa Kidney Foundation. Iowa patients and their next of kin have been willing to donate kidneys when they are approached on the subject, Lawton said. But it is up to the physicians and hospitals to make the initial contact and notify the transplant team of potential donors, he added. “The public has come to understand that when a person dies, his kidneys either can be transplanted or hurried — those are the only choices,” Lawton said. In the last two years, he said, the number of transplants being performed has increased to the point that not enough donors can be obtained at University hospitals, he said. Rates Raised at Vinton Hospital VINTON — George Garwood, Virginia Gay hospital administrator has announced a $2 a day I increase in all room rates at the Vinton hospital. The increases are to cover an anticipated $43,600 increase in operating expenses in nearly all areas, from wages and benefits to fuel supplies. The cost of private rooms will rise from $51 to $53, two-bed rooms from $45 to $47, four-bed from $41 to $43, nursery from $23 to $25. and intensive care from $105 to $107. In the extended care facility (annex), private rooms are being raised from $22 to $22.50 and two-bed from $18 to $18.50. 30 YEARS AGO - Allied observers believed the Allied delay in launching a big offensive to break out of the Normandy beachhead threatened to put the Germans in the strongest defensive positions they had held since D-Day. By way of comparison, the original USS Iowa is 887 feet long, 13 feet shorter than three football fields end to end. She is 108 feet wide. The highest point of her superstructure towers 185 feet above her keel, a height equivalent to that of a 17-storv building. She is capable of developing 212,000 shaft horsepower and enough electricity to supply a city of 20.000 inhabitants. The distilling plant on hoard can make more than 100.000 gallons of fresh water from the sea every day. She has a fuel capacity of more than 2Mi million gallons, and storage rooms enough to contain food supplies for 3,000 men for 119 days at seven tons per day. Her armament consists of nine 16-inch guns that are capable of hurling 25 tons of projectiles a minute to a target 23 miles away. The USS Iowa was decommissioned Feb. 14, 1958, and is now m mothballs at the Philadelphia naval shipyard. The model battleship was constructed by Master Chief Boiler Technician William Jackson. I stationed at the navy recruiting district, Des Moines. Change of Venue Is Rejected by Waterloo Judge WATERLOO (AP) - Black Hawk county District Judge Peter Van Metre has denied a request for a change of venue in the murder trial of Russell Fitz, 27, Waterloo. Fitz is charged in the June 6 strangulation death of 2-year-old Shelley Day, Waterloo. Attorneys for Fitz requested the change of venue on grounds that pre-trial publicity has been prejudicial and that county attorney David Dutton and defense attorney Robert Mahan are political opponents. Judge Van Metre said Monday he saw nothing in press coverage that was sensa-! tionalized and felt the coverage was factual and responsible. Trial on the murder charge was scheduled for the Sep-j tember court session but no specific date was set. Fitz is being held without bail in Black Hawk county jail. West Union Council Sells Airport Bonds WEST UNION - The West Union city council reported during its Monday meeting that $105,000 in obligation bonds have been sold. 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  • David Dutton
  • Elvin Reth
  • Eugene Thielberg
  • Gene Davis
  • George Garwood
  • Harold Irons
  • John Culver
  • Larry Busch
  • Mary Belle Manchester
  • Peter Van Metre
  • Ray Hart
  • Richard Lawton
  • Richard Turner
  • Robert Mahan
  • Russell Fitz
  • S.L. Brant Ii
  • Van Metre
  • William Jackson

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 16, 1974

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