Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 29, 1974, Page 8

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., July 29, 1974 Ray: Resignation Wouldn't Help Wm Mm —AP Wirephoto GOVERNORS ROBERT RAY, Iowa Republican; J. James Exon, Nebraska Democrat, and Wendell Anderson, Minnesota Democrat, said Sunday that the Midwestern Governor's conference should skirt the impeachment issue. Million-Dollar Three Hurt; WS. No Wind in Their Sails TRAER — North Tama Community school district has approved its first $1 million budget. Action was taken by the board of education last week. Because of a growing tax base and a $40,124 carryover from this year’s budget, however, the millage rate will actually decline to 73.6 from the 1973-74 rate of 74.913, the board was told. The 1974-75 budget totals $1,026,111, of which $934,212 will be in the general fund and $51,775 in the schoolhouse fund. Budget areas which show substantial increases include administration, up from $37,981 to $46,315; instruction, from $546,196 to $596,656; and pupil transportation from $52,097 to $73,919. The board was told that the figures were somewhat inflated to allow for a carryover at the end of the year. The board also voted to have: a legal description of the Dins-j dale attendance center drawn up in order that a proposal to sell the property can be placed on the ballot in the Sept. IO school election. MCGREGOR - Two hundred spectators watched as three young men practicing sky sailing fell into trees along the Mississippi river Sunday when the: wind failed to carry them out to the water and a waiting boat. i The incident occurred at1 Blouin Asked by Dubuque GOP To Quit Senate DUBUQUE - The Dubuque county Republican policy committee Monday urged that Democratic congressional Candidate Michael Blouin resign his Iowa senate seat. In a letter to Blouin, Tom Tauke, Dubuque county COP chairman and newly-elected Pikes Peak state park near Mc-; chairman in Iowa’s Sec-Grcgor. Cuts and bruises were suffered by Steve Caveny, Bob Soychese and Steve BarhteP, all of the Chicago area. Bachtell is the son of Mrs. Ralph Bachtell of Postville. Sky sailing participants wear aluminum glider wings to drift out over water after jumping from a high point. Those hurt Sunday were making their second jump of the day. All had made previous jumps. ' Collision Sends 13 to Hospitals Young Escapee Apprehended by Off-Duty Deputy o n d congressional district, said Blouin should resign at this time to save Dubuque county taxpayers several thousand dollars for a special election should he be elected to congress, and to ensure that senate district ten will have full representation in the next session of the Iowa general assembly. In the resolution, the committee noted the cost of a special election would be about $10,000 — a sum which w'ould be paid by all taxpayers in Dubuque county and not just those in district ten. The committee noted that in similar circumstances in 1968, State Sen. Tom Riley “put the interests of his constituency first and resigned from the Iowa senate.” Riley is the GOP candidate for congress. Two Injured in Decorah Crash MARQUETTE—A two-car ac-| cident Sunday evening just I south of Effigy Mounds national | monument sent 13 persons to j hospitals at Prairie du Chien I and Lacrosse. Drivers involved were Dennis Dumcrmuth, 34, of New Sharon land Sharon Thompson, 33, of IOWA CITY - An off-duty " Linn county deputy sheriff driving along interstate 80 Sunday recognized a reported stolen car which proved to be driven by an escapee from the Iowa state ju- w ____ venile home at Toledo.    Passengers    in the Dumermuth p road near here Capt. Dennis Biome of Linn auto were his wife, Jacqueline. Decorah police officers said ‘ 29, and their children, Jeff, 10Jthe accident happened about; Diane, 6. and John, 4; Effie 5:40 Pm Saturday when Mary Dumermuth, 80, andsteven Ness- 23’ Ada« Minn-> Dumermuth, 60, both of I®0??, control of his car. DECORAH — Two persons were treated at a Decorah hos- Ncw Liberty. Investigating officers said Dumermuth’s car, rS’i ”;S!“ 3*r r** TiiAmr. ™    5    .    i,    ,    ries    suffered    in a one-car ac- SffSuA* ShC :ci<*ent 0,1 the Twin Springs state The Ness vehicle slid over 200 c.ar feet, struck six mailboxes and a over county said he pulled his private automobile in front of the stolen car as the 16-year-old | Pearl driver stopped for a slop sign at! irene an interstate exit just south of j Fayette, the Swisher corner.    Riding in the Thompson Biome handcuffed the youth were Michael, 15, Roxanne, 13. tree, rolled over and came to and stopped a passing motorist, j Debra. IO, and Jeff Thompson. 8 rest on its toP* officers reported. Mrs. Homer Biggie of North and William Cartson, 49, all of Ness was treated for shock. A liberty, who called Johnson North Liberty.    passenger, Lana Leiding, was county authorities.    All were hospitalized at Prai- treated for cuts. Johnson officers found a -32 rie du Chien except Irene Du ! Ness was charged with failure caliber pistol and knife in thejmermuth, who was in fair con-1 to have his vehicle under con-escapee’s possession. Biome I dition at Lacrosse Monday. 'troL said the youth made no attempt to usa either weapon and offered no resistance when apprehended. Charges of possession of a concealed weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle were filed against the escapee by Johnson authorities. The youth was to be returned to Toledo by Johnson officers. Need a bike, car, or home? Shop the want ads. g •WEEKEND AND MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Robert Ray said he doubts the resignation of President Nixon would help the Republican party. He said at the four-day Midwest Governors’ conference here Sunday that a Nixon resignation would be comparable to a runner dropping out of a race in the last lap because he was losing. Paramount Issue He declined to comment on whether the President should resign in light of Saturday’s decision by the house judiciary committee to recommend at least one article of impeachment against Nixon. At a press conference held later by Ray, Nebraska Gov. J. James Exon and Minnesota’s Gov. Wendell Anderson, they agreed inflation is the paramount issue at the conference this year and Exon said he will try to prevent the governors from discussing Watergate. Ray said it’s time for Washington to realize that a balanced budget contributes to stopping inflation but said he wants the states to be consulted on the federal spending cutbacks. Midwest Governors Cite Fuel Issue By Gerry Nelson MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Midwest governors opening their annual meeting here Monday expressed concern about the possibility of fuel shortages again next winter. They also complained about a lack of energy information from the federal government. “The Midwest governors and all governors are enormously concerned about both the short-range and long-range problem,” said Ohio Gov. John Gilligan, a Democrat. “We’re upset that the national administration has not really done anything about a national energy policy or an apparatus to deal with the problem. The people have to be told the truth, that we can survive, but it will take restrictions.” Conference business sessions began Monday, with 12 of the 15 Midwest governors on hand. On Tuesday, there will be a panel discussion of the world food crisis. Borlaug on Panel Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.) is scheduled as moderator, and speakers will include Norman Borlaug, Cresco, Iowa native, who won the Pulitzer Prize for peace for developing a newr strain of wheat suitable for arid regions. The governors are scheduled to discuss energy problems Wednesday. The agenda includes an address by the national energy administrator, John Sawhill. Several governors indicated they are not convinced the crisis is over, despite adequate supplies of gasoline this summer. “We still have a very serious energy crisis,” said Gov. Wendell Anderson of Minnesota, a Democrat. “We have a temporary solution, but high fuel prices also have contributed to inflation.” Change DST Law Anderson said he agrees with a proposal by Gov. William Milliken of Michigan, a Republican, asking congress to change the year-round daylight saving time law. “There are a couple of months we could do without it,” the Minnesota governor said. Illinois Gov. Daniel Walker, a Democrat, was more optimistic. “We’ve been led to believe it won’t be as bad as last year,” Walker said. “We haven’t talked to Sawhill about any potential shortages next winter, but we’ve heard that there are sufficient fuel supplies for homes and we hope that is correct. We have not had any problems with gasoline, either and it’s not anticipated we will have in the near future. But, we’ve heard nothing from Washington.” The chairman of the conference, Democratic Gov. J. James Exon of Nebraska, said Sunday he will strive to avoid having the conference “bogged down” in talk of Watergate and impeachment. “There’s nothing I can do, pro or con, on the impeachment of the President,” said Exon.' photo by lobo Spew, Toledo Jason Jiroutek, 3, of 2454 Deborah drive SW, Cedar Rapids, died early Sunday after the car above, driven by his father, Larry, was involved in a three-car accident in Tama county. State troopers said the Jiroutek car was hit by a car driven by Greg Goos, 20, Gladbrook, who had been passing another auto driven by Jane Marie Volkens, 19, rural Gladbrook. The crash occurred two miles eas) of Gladbrook on highway 96 at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Jiroutek, his wife, Lea, and another son, Travis, ll months, were taken to a J Marshalltown hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. Three occupants of the Volkens car were treated for cuts and bruises. Goos, charged by the highway patrol with drunk driving, was not injured. II Iowa Highway Deaths By The Associated Press At least ll persons lost their lives on Iowa highways this weekend, including four who were killed in a fiery car-pickup truck collision. A two-vehicle head-on accident on highway 6 in West Liberty Sunday took the lives of the driver of the car, David Herscher, 23, Kankakee, 111., and a female passenger. Her name was being withheld pending notification of relatives. The driver of the other car, Brian Coons, 19, West Liberty, reportedly escaped serious injury. Police said charges against Coons were pending. No other details of the accident were known. C. R. Youth Minnesota Woman Injured in Crash DECORAH — Linda Vatland,| 20, Mabel, Minn., is in a Ro-; chester hospital for treatment of! neck injuries suffered in a one-' car accident here Sunday morn-! ing. Another occupant of the car, Douglas Paul, 19, also of Mabel, was treated at a Decorah hospital and released. According to Decorah police reports, the car driven by Light Rickey Burgess, 16, Cedar Rapids, died Sunday of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle on a Cedar Rapids street Saturday. A former Davenport man, Richard Keto, 36, was killed Sunday when he was hit by a car while crossing a Davenport street. Police said he was on furlough from the Luster Heights Plane Forced To Land; One Hurt IOWA CITY Mercy hospital! reporting as satisfactory; Djinny L. Sanden, 19, also of Mabel, was demolished about 4:30 Sunday when it left the road and rolled down a steep    was    reporting    as embankment in Palisades park the condition of a woman inhere.    jured    Sunday    evening in the Sanden was charged with    fail-    forced    landing    of    a light plane ure to have his vehicle under near Muscatine. control.    Elizabeth    Clark.    54.    Burley. Three other occupants of the    Idaho, received    facial    injuries car, John Westby, and Michael    when    a plane piloted    by    her    hus-| Erickson, both of    Mabel,    and    band    ran out    of    gas and was: Denise Eggler,    Zumbrota,    forced    to land    in    a farm field.' Minn., escaped injury.    He was not injured. Wonderfully cool for tireless Correctional Institute at Harpers Ferry. The driver of the car was identified as Timothy Brown of Davenport. The mishap was still under investigation. Near Belmond James Bosac, 19, Minneapolis, was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle collision south of Belmond on U.S. 69. Bosac was a passenger in a car driven by Paul Gerrish, 21, Crystal, Minn., which collided with a pickup driven by Francis McAlpine, 62, rural Rowan, state troopers said. Gerrish was in critical condition and McAlpine was “serious” at a Mason City hospital. Jason Jiroutek, Cedar Rapids, 3, died in a Des Moines hospital Sunday of head injuries suffered in an accident Saturday night. Three Cars His father, Larry, was in satisfactory condition in a Marshalltown hospital. He was the driver of one of the three cars which collided in the crash on Iowa highway 69 about two miles east of Gladbrook. A Hills man, Jerold Gra- 1 ham, 21, died Saturday when his motorcycle and a pickup truck collided in Coralville. Police said his motorcycle i collided on highway 6 with a , truck driven by Frank Peter- I man, 68. rural Marion. Peterman was charged with making an improper left turn. Services for Jerold Graham will be Wednesday at 1:30 at the George L. Gay funeral home in Iowa City. A Des Moines man and three members of a Warren county family were killed Saturday in a head-on car-pickup truck crash on Iowa highway 14 six miles north of Knoxville. The Victims Killed were Leonard White, 21, Des Moines, the driver of the car, Melvin Lee Bales, rural Des Moines, 42, driver of the pickup; his wife, Peggy, 42, and their son, Joe, 6. A passenger in the White auto, Johnny Sanders, 18, Des Moines, was taken to a Knoxville hospital with chest injuries. He had originally been reported as critically hurt, but is now’ listed in satisfactory condition. Authorities said White was passing another vehicle when his car collided head-on with the Bales pickup truck. The truck was engulfed in flames upon impact and the Bales family was pinned to the vehicle. (tlu Cf ceint i\ttputa COnjfHe ~ Esto bushed fn TiiTbiT5The Gazette Co. ana published dally and Sunday at 500 Third ave. 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