Friday, August 2, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa WEDl Council Delays Action on Liquor Store; Access Issue By Larry Tanner Marion’s council Thursday night indicated it was not satisfied with the proposed access to the property which has been selected as the site for the state liquor store. The council failed to approve the proposed access to the Hennessey Brothers, Inc., site on Marion boulevard. The access would have been located 50 feet west of the abandoned — but not vacated — First street, which deadends into the Milwaukee railroad overpass. Vote on the access was 3-2 favorable. However, one councilman, Floyd Emmons was not present. Four Needed A majority vote of four is necessary to pass any action. Voting for the access were Marion Store Is Closed on Day It Opens . Marion’s adult book and cinerama store, 243 Seventh avenue, opened and closed, at least temporarily, the same day. The store’s manager, Harold C. McNeal, 577 Twelfth street, was charged with operating an adult book store without an amusement license. He is to appear Aug. 12 in Marion magistrate’s court. McNeal was arrested shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, just after the store had opened. ♦ * * Charles A. Mooney Rites in Missouri Charles A. Mooney, 59, of 970 Third avenue, a resident of' Marion since 1951, died Friday in a Cedar Rapids hospital. Born May 25, 1915, at Savannah, Mo., he was married to Edna Van Cleave, Oct. 9, 1941,' at St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Mooney was a gradnate of Lafayette high school at St. 1 Joseph, and served with the U.S. army during World war II. I He was employed at Collins Radio for 19 years, and at Mercy hospital the last four years. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church and Catholic Order of Foresters. Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons, S-Sgt. C. Robert Mooney, Wheeler air force base, Hawaii, and John P. Mooney, Cedar Rapids; two grandchildren and three sisters,! Maxine Meadows, St. Joseph;! Bernice Miller, Albuquerque, Mo., and Loretta Harris, Italy. Services: Mt. Olivet cemetery chapel, St. Joseph, Tuesday at 9. Friends may call at the Mur-| doch chapel in Marion after 3 Saturday, where a Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday. A memorial has been established. * * * Rites Are Saturday For Annie McQuown Annie McQuown, 95, of IOO Ninth street, died Thursday in a    „    . . Mt. Vernon nursing home Born aft £ r fa K lllng ° ff a d £L (i . 6    1    Dubuque    authorities    said Duane Deitz, who was a ward of Scott    county living in a home ..    „    ... . ....there,    had been talking to a boy Mrs    McQuown    was a    lifelong] h(>    was fohj ^ ^ resident of Linn minty. She w«« L alted (Q (he cnd of the dock a member of the Lisbon Fe-[ an( , f e ,| j n ; 0 ^ r j ver officials believe Deitz may have suffered councilmen Victor Klopfen-stein, Edward Begley and Laurence Martin. Opposing were Hurley Hall and James Galligan. ll a 11 expressed concern about traffic coming down tho Marion boulevard hill and making a left turn into the liquor store area. “I cannot justify allowing a left hand turn after driving through two traffic signals and crossing a bridge. This is already a congested area. We need a median strip in here. I would like to wait and see what the area study being made recommends.” Next Meeting The council, after failing to approve the access, voted unanimously to reconsider the matter at the next meeting. Following the meeting, several council members expressed concern about the congested traffic already existing in the area and that the liquor store will add to the problem. Bids for reconstruction of the Tenth street bridge over Indian creek were 64 percent over the estimate. But the council, noting the necessity of repairing the structure to permit school buses to use it, approved the bid of the Cook Rowley Const ruction Corp. of Cedar Rapids. One Other Bid Cook Rowley’s bid was $24,636. One other firm presented a bid. It was B. A. Westbrook Construction, Inc., Marion, with a bid of $28,690. Engineer Lee Schoon’s estimate on the repair project was $15,000. He attributed the high bids mainly to the rise in steel prices. Bulk of the work involves steel. The council denied a request from Mr. and Mrs. Barry Morrissey, owners of the Winslow House care center, 3456 Indian Creek road, for a waiver on the requirements for underground wiring to permit the use of two poles for security lights. The council then voted to reconsider the matter and asked for a study of costs on the request. Increase Charges An agreement was approved with the Unn County Humane Society to increase its schedule charges from $3.50 to $4 per hour with a transport aition charge of 17 cents per mile, up front IO cents Klopfenstein tried to amend t h e transportation charge down to i5 cents, but his motion died for a lack of a second. All five councilmen approved the 17 cents charge. The Alburnett road sanitary sewer extension project was initiated with a hearing set for Sept. 12 on the preliminary plans, specifications and schedule of assessments. A resolution of necessity was approved for the project. Schoon was approved as the project engineer. Performance Bond The contract and performance bond for Tom Bowker and Sons, Inc., Cedar Rapids, for the air-conditioning work at the public library was ap-proved. Bowker’s bid is $33,969. A contract was approved between the city and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, for a special census to be taken in the city. Cost of the project is $8,025 with an immediate payment of $3,836 approved. Marion’s post office has informed the city the population now is estimated at 20,115 persons. The additional population over the official 1970 census figure of 18,028 could bring the city some $37,000 per year in added liquor profits and road use tax monies. , Opposed Preject Approval was given to the 1974 sodding project with Sept. 5 set as the date for hearing and receipt of bids. Martin opposed the project because the estimated cost of $13,000 was “too high.” The council approved the sale of the north-south alley between Eighth and Ninth streets to Monte lieu and Kent Wheeler, adjacent property owners. First reading was given to an ordinance establishing eastbound one-way traffic on the east-west alley and northbound one-way traffic on the north half of the north-south alley in the block of downtown Marion surrounded by Seventh and Eighth avenues and Tenth and Eleventh streets. Crime Commission The council approved payment of $440 to Maintenance Associates Corp. for painting work at Legion Memorial swimming pool. A payment of $253.80 was made to the East Central Iowa Area Crime Commission for the 1974 planning grant contribution. The council re-affirmed its stand favoring the Marion by-pass highway and sent it to the Iowa highway commission. A Sunday beer permit was approved for the Pizza Hut, 1300 Seventh avenue, and a class C beer permit was approx cd for Drugtown, 2790 Seventh avenue. Nine Candidates Seek Two C.R. School Board Seats Voters in the Cedar Rapids board member Steve Sovorn The Cedar Rapids Gazette: I ii., August 2, 1974 Community school district will have to choose from a field of five candidates in order to fill a two-year vacancy on the school board. In addition, two incumbents which is effective Sept. Hi. Candidates seeking that unexpired term are: Howard Beall, 36, of KIOS .J avenue NE, a private guidance counselor; Mark Donahue, 31, I and two challengers are seeking of 126 Thirty seventh street NE. the two three-year terms which e rn ployed by Hedges’ As-J expire in September.    |social**; Mary Ann Kucera, 38, Nominations for the three of 2160 Larry drive NE, a substi-seats and the treasurer position tute teacher in the Cedar open on the board closed at 5! Rapids Community school dis-p.m. Thursday. The election is trict. Sept. IO.    Carl    Ledford,    28,    of 1819 Fifth The two-year vaeacy was avenue SE, retail manager of caused by the resignation of the Goodyear store in Marion; and Scott Olson, 28, of 1641 Thirty-fourth street SE, associate cd with Leo Peiffer and Associates, Architects. The four-way race for the three-year terms includes: Robert Barber, 3526 White Oak road SE, president of Kelty Radiator Co. Ile is a seven-year veteran of the board. Norman Lipsky, 2175 Cottage Grove lane SE, employed by Hedges’ Associates. Lipsky has served three terms on the school board, and has presided over it for five years. Curran L. Rosser, 2319 Ridgeway drive SE, wife of local attorney Forrest Rosser. Jan Zo n ne ve I d , 47, 516 Twenty-third- street SE, product filings department manager at Life Investors, Inc. In addition, Wilmer L. Foss, 49, of 2131 Richard drive NE, is running unopposed for school district treasurer. The two-year term of present treasurer, Peter Bailey, expires June 30, 1975, at the close of the current fiscal year. Brewster s Conviction Overturned WASHINGTON (AP) - The U. S. court of appeals Friday overturned the bribery conviction of former U. S. Sen. Daniel Brewster of Maryland. Brewster, a Democrat, was convicted Feb. 2, 1973, of accepting more than $14,000 from a lobbyist for the mail order company Spiegel, Inc., to influence his vote on postal rate legislation. The appeals court said U. S. District Judge George Hart had erred in his instructions to the jury. ‘ . . . The trial court’s instructions did not set forth a clear and comprehensive standard for the jury to make the distinction between receiving bribery payment in return for being influenced in the performance of an official act, receiving illegal gratuities and receiving legal normal campaign contributions,” the appellate court said. Brewster, who contended he accepted only legal campaign gifts, was sentenced to two to six years in prison and fined $30,000. The appeals court ordered a new trial where Brewster would face only charges of accepting illegal gratuities, and not bribery. Killian’s Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, Iowa City OPEN SUNDAY 12:00 TO 5:00 PM Committee Reviews Bus Fund Requests DES MOINES - The school budget review committee will meet Monday with representatives of various Iowa school districts to grant funds for the purchase of transportation equipment. The Iowa legislature appropriated $2,200,000 for school buses and authorized the committee to disburse the funds. The committee will hold hearings beginning at 9 a.m. in the state board conference room of the Grimes state office building. The following Eastern Iowa school districts will meet with the commute at the specified times: Guttenberg — 11:15; Paullina — 11:30; Cedar Rapids — 2; Decorah r*- 2:45; Fort Madison — 3:45; Davenport — 4. Clark: Too Many Children Alone WASHINGTON - About half of all American mothers work and two out Of levery five of these working mothers today have preschool children, Sen. Dick Clark told the senate in urging support of the child and family services act. The bill ‘‘would establish and expand children and family service programs, build upon the experience of Head Start, give special emphasis to preschool children and families with the greatest needs and provide for; direct parent participation,” the Iowa Democrat explained. 1 Clark pointed out child care ; facilities have been provided on j a large-scale basis at times when their mother’s labor was considered critical as in the national defense during both world wars. ‘‘But when the wars ended,” he said, “federal funding ended and most day care centers were forced to close their dows. “According to the latest estimates, care in licensed centers and family homes is available today for only about 905,000 chil, dren, but several million youngsters need this service. “The sad result of a lack of! good, reasonably priced day care facilities is a large number of ‘latch-key children’ —• cared for by themselves. There are too many children left alone for long periods of time or left Youth Drowns In Mississippi DUBUQUE (UPI) - A 17-year-old drowned in the Mississippi river here Thursday night Youth Apprehended In Bowling Alley Scherle Introduces    IOWA CITY - A juvenile was Drought Legislation taken into custody early Friday ^Vv has ™ cVjliga'lioIITo air b - v Iowa Clt y P°® ce rect this situation." unwatched to explore as chil- A . -    -    dren    do,    exposing    themselves A juvenile wasj to    or even death. This on a farm near Marion May 20, 1879 , she was married to John McQuown Jan. 16,1901. derated church. Surviving are a son, Clifford, Marion; six daughters, Mrs. R.J. Kadera and Mrs. Norman Andre, both of Marion; Mrs. Donald Bowers and Mrs. William Kruse, both of Lisbon; Mrs. Norman Hein, Littleton, Colo., and Mrs. Maurice Johnston, Tipton; 30 grandchildren, 6 6 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Carl Burroughs, Springville. Services: Saturday at IO a m. at the Lisbon Federated church. Burial:    Cedar Memorial. Friends may call at the Morgan funeral home, Lisbon. Friends may, if they wish, contribute to the Federated church as a memorial. * *    * Sell House — Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kennedy have sold their house at 1145 Mitchell drive to Ernest F. Sulck, of Cedar Rapids. Possession will be given Aug. 14. The Kennedys are moving    to    Arlington,    Texas.    Sale was made by Kensingcr Realtors, in cooperation with Techau and Co. realtors. * *    * Dress    Patterns    and    Needle craft dally in the Classified Want Ad section.- Adv. a seizure. 20 YEARS AGO - The Cedar Rapids city council gave final approval to an ordinance banning the use of crankcase oil by 1 ment individuals on public streets. I ducer. WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. William Scherie (R-Iowa) introduced legislation Thursday aimed at “aiding farmers whose corn crop has been devastated by the severe drought.” The bill directs the department of agriculture to base emergency assistance payments through the agricultural stabilization and conservation sendee on the total corn acreage plant- I ed, he said. “Without such legislation,” he said, “farmers disaster assis'! tance would be based on an ar- • tificial, arbitrary acreage allot-established for each pro-; after he was discovered in the Colonial Lanes bowling alley | with approximatley $50 in his I poessession which he is believed to have taken from a number of I coin boxes. Law enforcement officers discovered the 17-year old under a pinsetter after responding to a call about a prowler. The youth was released to his parents by juvenile authorities.) (th* CfHttr SlttpicU Established In 1113 bv The Gazette Co. ana published dally and Sunday at 500 Third ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. 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