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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Elm Disease Is Reported Cresting in Central Iowa House Action The Cedar Rapids GaietU: Thurs., Aug. 1. 1971 By Harrison Wehcr AMES (1DPA) The entire state has sufferer! tremendous losses ol elm (rocs this year because of Dutch elm disease. "It really has been had." said Abe Epstein, associate professor and extension plant pathologist at Iowa Slate uni- "Dutch elm is cresting in Ihe central part of the state; it's probably at its he reported. The export on Dutch elm disease said there are not ma'iy elm trees left in the southern part of ihe stale where the disease has spread like an epidemic. It's now moving into the northern part of the state and, according to Epstein, the dis- ease will annihilate elm trees there unless preventive pro- grams are undertaken. Praised Cities A few cities in the northern part of Iowa have undertaken solid, comprehensive pi i- grams, he said. Epstein sin- gled out Charles City and Spencer for priase. Harrison Weber said, making them more sus- ceptible to Dutch elm disease. Each year for the las! three years, he continued, ohn trees have had an adverse growing period because of scorched conditions. Since 1957 "We've had high rales of in- fection these last several years. Thai's prelly much a failure to move in and destroy the breeding slock. Beetles breed in dead elm wood with bark attached. If they are not removed and destroyed, we'll get an increase in the beetle Epstein related. The I showed when it ami .voU up in low a in 1957 discovered in I.ec and it has. spread to the other 97 coun- ties. H has spread westward, Epstein rcponed. to Idaho and the Dakotas. be said, can hi'ch- Inki; a ride on cars. The disease can be devas- tating. Take DCS Moines, for example Some elm trees heen removed in the capital city at an estimat- ed cost of million. There are only elm trees left in Drs Muines, most of them in Heavcrdale in the northwest part of the city. The state conservation com- mission makes no attempt to remove diseased elm trees from ihe wild areas under its j jurisdiction. The cost, say j commission officials, is just i too prohibitive. The commis- sion does remove trees that have Dutch elm that are lo- cated in picnic areas. Committee Probes Abuses to Business WASHINGTON lAI'i Rep Edward insky (D-Iowai says he is confident the three ar. if, iwpoarlmion' mendHl by Ihe bouse judiciary committee will he approved in the bouse and sent to the senate for trial "I believe Ihe committee's decision to recommend artic- les ol impeachment is a major step toward restoring faith in our said Mez- viiisky, 37, one of two lowans on the committee. The committee ended its in- quiry this week by adopting a three-part resolution charging President Nixon with obstruct- ing justice, misuse of powers and failing to obey committee subpoenas for evidence. the full house approves the articles, (he President would be tried on the charges before the U.S. senate. "Looking back over the week of debate that brought an end to our inquiry, I think our deliber- ations were marked by a cons- cientious adherence to the grave rcponsibilities of our Mezvinsky said Wednesday. Hearing Monday on 149 Pact will be held Mondav at 7 p.m. at the courthouse in Marengo on the proposed agreement between Iowa cotintv and the Iowa highway commission on The hearing was made nec- essary Tuesday when the Iowa county board of super- visors received a petition signed by 117 persons de- manding final hearing foie Ihe suite and county' enter into the agreement. The question at the hearing will be over relocated high- way Wllifh the I'-llo IVJC agreed to build between the Amana exit on interstate 81) and Homestead In return, the county has agreed to accept old highway 149 from 1-30 to U.S. 6 into the county system as weii as accepting highways 411 and 209 into the county network. The petition was circulated hy (iron Hagcn and Theodore Moennich, jr., both of rural Homestead, whose farms would be cut by the proposed new route of 149. Radio BACK TO SCHOOL WASHINGTON He recommends using trunk senate marketing Thesabout the extent and causes practices sub-; these abuses, to determine if ac-1 _ injections of Benlate to pre- i committee will hold hearings injtions can be taken to alleviate! trees. Davenport on Aug. 9, according; the situation, and to help formu- vent infection of elm However, Epstein said the track record for curing trees that show even the smallest amount of Dutch elm infection has been poor. 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