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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Aug. 6. 1974 Caramel apples made the Earlville Pool Gala celebration all the more enjoyable Sunday for these two young people. Carlo Larson is above and Kelly Frentress blow. Both 9-year-olds are Earlville residents. The celebra- tion, sponsored annually by the Civic Action Team of Earlville, raises money for various town projects. Revenue from previous celebrations was applied toward the swimming pool, street signs and playaground equipment. Money raised this year is to go toward tennis courts. Gazelle Photos bv Steve Helfe Fear Foul Play For Lansing Man LANSING Allamakee county officials fear foul play in the disappearance of Craig Barr. 24, of rural Lansing, who has not been seen since last Thursday. Barr's car was found at the end of an abandoned road near Stoddard, VVis.. Tuesday, with his billfold lying open on the front seat and blood stains in the vehicle. Search parties from Allamakee and Vernon. Wis.. counties have had up lo (ill men searching for Barr. He was last seen Thursday when he left the Norplex plant in Lansing where he worked lo go to another Norplex plant in Sparta, Wis., where he was being transferred. Erosion Project is Maquoketa Dispute Reagan To Speak At Scherle Event nil'VII, BUTTS (AP) Calilorma (iov. Ronald Heagan will be the featured speaker 'luring a Sept. 1W. "Salute in Bill Scherle Breakfasi" here in ins second leriu a- c.ihiuniia's. lop-elect- ed oilieial has been promi- nenlly mentioned as a possible Republican presidential can- didate ni 1H7H Heagan i- a former announcer for Ullii radio in DCS Monies The SHI-a-platc lund-raiscr will pay tribute Scherle. who is seeking re-- election Worried About FALSE TEETH Coming Loose? Afrai.i r.ii-i -i, lii'Ip.VA.STKK'ril' ln.lil.'WIiy Knr ihun- mMMinly ami oioiifnrl, UM- I-'AS- TEETH Demure Atllu-siw Powder. that III are I'toi-mial lo health. yuur (lenLisL regularly. MAQUOKETA (UPI) Maquoketa residents are squabbling over the merits of a scenic view versus the value of an unsightly but effective erosion control project. Randall Xirkelbach. a 62- year-old high school teacher who built his retirement home above the Maquoketa river here, said the view from his picture window has been ruined by a neighboring farmer's junk cars. .Marvin Heneke. who has strewn the cars along about feet of the river, said he did it with the approval of the Iowa natural resources council as an erosion control project. Dr. M. A. Dalchow. a Maquoketa dentist who is a member of the resources council, said using old ear bodies to block erosion is not new and is needed to hold back the river. Without the cars, he said. Heneke could lose a 911- acre corn field. Dalehow said if Ihe nv er isn't held in check with control projects such as the junk cars, il would be necessary to build 'in additional bridge over the river which could cost about 87 million. However. Xirkelbach argues Ihe cars will pollute the river and are too unsightly lo remain on the river bank. "I'm amazed a slate agency would approve something like this." he said. "N'ot only is the aesthetic value ruined, there also must be ii pollution if those car bodies are going lo get wet and into the river." with a neighbor said he is attempting to deter- mine if the junk cars are in the jurisdiction of Ihe county or city so he can appeal the si- tuation to either the city coun- cil or the Jackson county board of supervisors. But Heneke reports bach should just sit tight and vines and trees will be planted along the car- and in "Iwo year's time yon won't be able to see the ears. "tiive me some time and you won't know the ears arc there." he said Many Seek To Irrigate By llarrjson Wrher i DKS M01NF.S Iowa natural lesouiccs t.mocil j has been receiving a number of applications recently for [lermissinn to take naur HOIM streams and wells irnga- lion purposes However, it's doubtful that i a person applying lodav cmild receive permission soon 1 eno'.e-'h to use water 'his 1 year's crops j Anyone withdrawing ri.niin i gallons of water a day is re- i quired to have a permit from the natural resources j (Mine H. MeMurry. director of I the council, said 72'i irrigation permits are in force j These permits arc net hand j ed out automatically. To begin with, the applicant must have a legal notice published in a newspaper for two consecutive weeks Kniergency IVriuil After that, at least ten days must expire before the council bul the jii-wi-i ha- al- wa-.- l-eeii that the state ute is very specific and HUH! IK- followed It has been on the hunks since n-iiin'i- uf wa'ler is really a verv -mall amount MeMiiny observed about what' you'd run through a garden in a M-inv of 'he applications are in'pnui'p Iliill lo :illilil "aliens water per minute he noie.l The pumps arc rated their capacitv Insulfk'ienl Waler limes, rners may nut iiau1 sufficient water." he said The permits that Hie applicant can irrigate as long as the "cut off" point is no! -'.ream; heluw which irnga- withdrawals canno! be made Although southwest Iowa has been hit hy drought cnndi- Mi'Murry saul the pn- rivers and streams have reached the cut-olf point example. on Ihe cast branch of the river at Atlantic is ls ''''Cl-per-second Last U1'rk Hie "irec "lllr amount I nusual rircumstaiH'es I he same was true at Kelt Oak where the cut-ulT piiint nil the N'ishnahiitua is :I7 cubic feet-per-socond Again. he said, the fluvv there was three to four limes the cut-off pinnl "We've had an unusual set Iowa County Residents Opposing Accepting 149 MARKN'CO Vigorous op- position arose Monday evening to Iowa county accepting old highway 149 into the county road system. The opposition came at a hearing held by the Iowa county board of supervisors and the Iowa state highway commission on an agreement between the two regarding ac- ceptance of 149 from the state along with two other highway stubs in return for the stale's constructing relocated high- way 149 between interstate 811 and Homestead. Verne Folkmann, manager of the Farmer's Co-op drain and Lumber Co. of Conroy. charged that the county has been "sold down the river" in having to take old highway back. He said the highway com- mission has reneged on a 1972 deal in which it agreed ver- bally to retain old highway 149 into the state system. Assurance "In June. 1972. we met in Ames with the Folkmann recalled. "We came away with the assurance that this is what they had in mind. This leads me to believe the commission has gone back on its word and the county super- visors have weakened to their pressure." The supervisors called the hearing to discuss the agreement they signed with the commission in June. This calls for Ihe state to build the six-mile stretch of new 149 between the Ainana exit on interstate 81) and Homestead. In return for this, the county has agreed to accept highway 143 [lorn interstate 80 to U.S. (i north of Williamsbnrg past Conroy into the county system. The project is expected lo take five years. Agreement In the agreement, the county also will accept 1.3 miles of highway 411 north of Marengo and one mile of 2119 into Conroy into the county road system. The agreement calls for repairs to the highway 411 j bridge over the Iowa river and I resurfacing of highway 2119 before they arc turned back to j Ihe county. Also required by the agreement is a cash payment j of to the county at the time highway 149 is turned j back. The hearing, attended by about 25 persons, also heard continued opposition from Iowa township residents to ihe diagonal Howard Ilagen. represented his father (Iren Ilagen and his grandfather. Rudolph, whose farms would be cut by the diagonal. However Don Shniip secre- tary of Ihe Amana society presented a statement in favor of the new highway. staling Outstanding1 Service il KimillKI. Kit' ftilm! 2 1 6 WmcKoi Dl NT RiipnK, hion... 0077 Modern Woodmen of America HOME OFFICE ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS that he would prefer lo not have the diagonal constructed. Opposition Also opposing the county ac- cepting old highway MS was Henry Tlagmann. jr.. a Conroy area fanner. He asked district highway Engineer Dan Snyder of Cedar Rapids what hap- pened to the plans to widen and improve highway in its present location. Snyder said these plans had been formulated in the late 1950s but were dropped in 1SB5 when the state developed ils freeway plan which al Hint time called for freeway lo be built from Cedar Rapids to interstate 80 along the general alignments now proposed for relocated 149. This freeway was scrapped by the highway conimsission in 1071 after similar opposition to its diagonal and also because of vehement opposition to its cul- ling through Ihe A in an a colonies. Review Minutes Kolkmann urged the com- mission to review its June, 1372 minutes to find that a verbal agreement was made to retain old 149 in the state system. Howard Hagen, who noted that he had been fighting this highway since he was in high school, said he wanted to correct a misunderstanding. He said he is for the state highway from the Amana in- terchange to Homestead, but he opposes the diagonal. He noted that even the straight north route would take considerable land from his family's farms, about the same amount the diagonal cutting- through the middle. But he said pointed fields would be avoided. of circumstances this year in southwest Iowa." MeMurry said "Although the subsoil minslure is real dry. most ol the rivers are running way than thev would under Ih.-se (olidlllt.lls due til the building of siilisuil ground waler last fall and ear- ly this spring i'ublii- Interest "li: normal years, when we several qiotitlis ot neiovv normal precipitation, streams begin to go down rather rapid- ly but they have held up fair- ly good Ibis year, despite Ihe fact they haven't gotten any rani The reason lor putting the cut-nils in is to protect the public's interest, those down stream users. MeMurry said This includes fish and wild- life, waler supply and for abatement purposes When the council Hrst start- ed issuing permits for irriga- tion, ihe permits were g.....I for three years. When they came up for renewal, the council renewed them for a seven-year period, and sub- sequently Ihe council has been issuing the permits for ten years, the maximum permit- ted by law. unless there are extenuating circumstances. Obes Resign as Counselors at Area VI Center TOI.l-'.lH) buck (Hie and his wile. Diana, counselors with Area scmct- i have resigned their position-, as of A tig -i j The'. Will leave to rvslile Ml Casper. W'.o. where Mrs i lived until -he came to Iowa I five years ago Then work here has been principally with alcoholism Hurkett Named to Library Commission DKS MOINKS (AP) .lack W. Hurkett has been appointed assistant director of the state library commission of Iowa ef- fective immediately. Hurkett. whose appointment was announced Monday, will receive an annual salary of He is a former head of the Iowa City public library and had served as Ihe administra- tor of the Seven Rivers library system before Ihe new regional library systems were es- tablished. ON THIS DATE ill Bolivia gained independence from Pern. Mrs. olie lias been connected with Area VI Center one and a half years and her husband .1 shor'er time 'We w.iuld ilke lo see more community involvement in the Area VI Cenlcr. which is Ihe designated iivalmeii! eenl.-r for this area." the dies said is a community proiec! and any persons with siigges- lions for the improvement ot the program should call the Aiea VI office in '.lie Ta'.na county courthouse in Toledo or Don Watkms. the director, in MarshalHown The program began vvitii a detoxification center and then expanded into Ihe building of Marshalltown Community hospital west in Marslialllown. It has "ill beds which persons use after they are admitted as a result of alcohol or drug abuse. Patients live there while under detoxification treatment and rehabilitation, the Obes said. About more beds and a "therapeutic community" are housed on the third floor of the building. Considerable nnl-pntienl treatment is car- ried on after persons are re- leased. The Obes have been on 24- hour call lo serve the people of this community, often transporting persons lo the Marshalltown center during the night and sometimes car- ing for their children until arrangements can he made for them. Xo one has yet been named to succeed them here but the Area VI office in the courthouse will remain open to receive calls. Quarrelsome Marching down a downtown Des Moines street Monday, this pair of circus horses appeared to object to their attendant. The horses appeared during a parade of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, scheduled to appear this week in Des Moines. Bill Malloy at 220 Second SE You'll like our store 229 Second Avenue SE 362-3870 All-Om Comfort ARMSTRONG WOMF..VS SIIOKS-STHKKT FLOOR quality is economy   

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