Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 12, 1974, Page 7

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 Tht Odar Rapids Gazette: MM.. Aug. 12. U7< Five Killed on Iowa Highways By 1'itltd Prfy, lelrnulioal Five persons died in sepa- rate traffic accidents during the weekend The latest reported fatality was a rural Griswold youth, William Laughlin, 16. State troopers said Laughlin was killed Sunday when hi< car went out of control on Iowa 92 five miles east of Car- son. Troopers said the car went off the road, and overturned several times. They Laughlin. who may have fall- en asleep at the wheel. thrown from the car. Woodbury County Earlier Patrick O'Sullivan, 21, the son of Jerry O'Sullivan. a Woodlmry county supervisor, died when his southbound car went out of control, skidded and went into a ditch before tipping over and catching fire. Also killed early Sunday was a 23-year-old Sheldon man, Gregory Walker. Author- ities said Walker lost control of his car on Iowa till at the east edge of Sheldon. Authorities said Walker was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when the acci- dent occurred Door Check Investigaling officers, said Walker was seen by a Sheldon police officer who was making a door check Sheldon busi- nesses. The officer gave pursuit but couldn't catch up with Walker, authorities said. Accident reports said car on! nf control, skidded 1H7 feel and .smashed into two trees. An elderly Clear Lake man was killed Sa: .rday in a two- car collision five miles south of Clear Lake mi Iowa HIT. The drive car. Micke Thornton. Second Driver of tile second Vesnum. Hi 'Scaped serious injury but passenger. Lee Clcmmens, Isu of Thornton, was in Masmi Ci- ty. The slate's first weekend death was a Davenport man, .lnhn Dalton. Dti, who was killed in a one-vehicle acci- dent on Iowa 22 just outside of Davenport. Authorities said Dulton's pickup truck ran off the road and rolled over He- vvus thrown from the vehicle. Photo bv Jonn Speer. Toledo FIREMEN FROM SIX COMMUNITIES early Sunday battled a Llaze at the Packaging Corp. of America paper mill in Tama. The metal roofs of the paper warehouses collapsed on the paper bales impeding efforts of firemen to control the fire. Five of the ten warehouses were destroyed before the blaze was brought under control. Grimm Files for Deep River Board MILLERSBURG Ronald Grimm, rural Deep River, has filed for the west post on the Deep River-Millersburg Community school board. Paul Sauter, incumbent, also of rural Deep River, is again seeking the director-at- large board posi' -n. Iowa Solon: Questions Speed Impact By Harrison Weber DES MOLN'ES iIDPA) State Representative Edgar Holden is not completely convinced lowering the speed limit nationwide to 55 m-H is the chief reason for the big drop in fatalities. He notes some of the states having the largest percentage decrease in traffic deaths are Eastern states that had :i rela- tively low speed limit before the 55 mph limit was imposed last March 1. The Republican floor leader singled out Rhode Island, Con- necticut and Delaware as ex- amples of states that had lim- its of 30 mph or in the case of Connecticut, reasonable and proper. Yet, these states, he said, are among the leaders in reducing traffic deaths. Australian Visitor Photo by Dole William Darwin of Victoria Falls, Australia, chats with Bettina Mass, drum major for the University of Iowa Highlanders. Darwin, who has direct- ed girls' bands since the 1930s, conducts the Foots' -ay Yarraville City Silver band, which will tour the North American continent this year. To Order lout Gojolle Wont Ad DIAL 398-8234 j A.M. lo 5 P.M. Monday Ihnj Friday. 'Til N Holden has written to safety officials in each of these states, plus others, in an effort lo determine how many of their traffic deaths occurred on the interstate system as opposed to the primary. Rep. Holden, a Davenport business man, believes the reduction in traffic deaths started last fall but he can't pul his finger on the reason. Nationwide, for the first six months of the year traffic deaths were down over the same period last year. In Iowa, through Aug. 8, traffic deaths were down 126 over the same date a year ago, 350 compared lo 476. IntereslmEly enough, the death toll on the interstate system in Iowa through July 31 was down by four, from 20 to 16 dealhs. Stale Safety Commissioner Charles Larson believes it's a "safe assumption" the big reason for the reduclion in traffic deaths is the lower speed limit on the two-lane primary road system. Larson said his department is doing a study on this now. Another factor has lo be reduced down seven percent over a year ago. The 55 mph speed limit re- striction is set to expire next June 30. Before the 55 mph limit was imposed, the day- time maximum on the in- lerstale in Iowa was 75. On primary highways the limit was 70 in most instances. Tourism Regions Raise Matching Funds DES MOLN'ES fUPI) Iowa's seven tourism regions have raised more than S30.000 during the last eight months to match a legislative appro- priation approved earlier, the Iowa development commission reported last week. The 1973 Iowa legislature earmarked to be used to promote lov. tourist attrac- tions in the seven tourism re- gions, with each district limit- ed to a ceiling. Matching Funds State legislators made the money available on a "match- ing funds" basis, requiring each district to contribute equal funds to the promotion programs. Dick Ranney, the IDC's director of the IDC's tourism and recreational development division, said the seven re- gions should be credited with raising the money "in such a short time." Promotion He said some of the state and local money already has heen used for radio and na- tional magazine promotion, brochures, promotional pla- cemats for restauranls and other advertising. Ranney regions I (northeasl III (south VI and VII (north each raised Regional IV (southwest) matched more than H (southeast) came up with nearly and V (central) raised Ranney said. Tipton Fire Destroys Club TIPTON-A Friday evening fire in downtown Tipton gut- ted two buildings and resulted in kisses totalling at least Firemen from three communities battled a blaze which started in the kitchen of the Bringer Inn supper club about p.m. and spread to the next door Coast to Coast store and its warehouse. According to Tipton fire chief Robert Peck, the fire which started as a grease fire in the inn kitchen was sucked up by an exhaust fan and ig- nited the roof. The restaurant was filled with customers at the time the blaze began, but all persons were able to leave the building unharmed. Fire Controled The fire was under control by a.m., but firefighters had to return about Saturday morning lo put out another blaze which re-ignited from the smoldering ashes. Bringer Inn and Coast to Coast store were listed a total loss. Firemen from Tipton, Stanwood and Bennett assisted in putting out the blaze. No Estimate Of Damage In Tama Fire By Alice Witosky TAMA A fire at the Packaging Corp. America paper mill here al a.m. Sunday destroyed five ware- houses of baled paper before being brought under control by the Tama -Toledo fire departments. Firemen from Montour, Chelsea, Garwin and Vining aided in fighting the blaze. Charles L. Bell, plant man- ager, could not estimate the amount of damage Monday. The bales were recycled paper or raw material that the mill had bought for manu- facturing boxes and other paper products. Roof Collapsed The company '.as ten ware- houses approximately 40 by 80 :eet. They are of wooden pole- :ype construction with metal and open sides. When the poles burned, the roof :ollapsed upon the paper bales making it difficult to get wa- :er to the burning paper, ac- cording tn firemen on the icene. The electrical wiring for the Jordan well which furnished water to the plant was de- itroyed. Therefore, the 24- lour plant operation was suspended. But the wiring was to be replaced and operation resumed sometime Monday. Possible Cause A night watchman discov- red the fire. Eldon McNa- mee, Tama fire chief, said the ire possibly could have been ;ansed by spontaneous com- bustion. Bui he added the cause was still under inves- igation. Bulldozers were removing he charred bales Sunday. McNamee said the fire would probably smolder for several days. All the water used was pumped from Lake Cherry which is adjacent to the plant. McNamee said a tremendous amount of water was used to fight the blaze. Water at the scene was knee-deep and cov- ered the firehoses. The loss was partially cov- ered by insurance. When you run a classified ad plan on being home to answer your telephone! rP: ON THIS DATE in 1851, Isaac Singer of Pit'.stown, X.Y., was granted a patent on his sewing machine. RENT A NEW PIANO 10' Per Month No Carlo or jrrt U ippmil Only All Rent Will Apply If You Decide To Buy! 116 SECOND STREET SE 'Tabrics and Sawing" A "SPECIAL INTEREST" Section In The Cedar Rapids Gazette Wednesday, August 14 Of interest to all who fashion their own clothes or do Knitting Needlepoint Crewel Upholstering Draperies etc. A complete do-it-yourself guide you'll want to SAVE for the long winter evenings ahead. TIV FOOD STORES SUPER SPECIALS Grain Belt BEER 12 12-OZ. CANS 2 Whole Boef TENDERLOINS IB. 1 806-34fh Street S.E. 225 Edgewood Rd. N.W. Street N.E. Medical Students Take Preceptor Training By Gtraldlur Mvssrr WEST UNION 1'almer Memorial hospital and the medieal staff are doing their part to encourage more tors to enter family practice medicine in rural Iowa areas Three medical students have spent time at Palmer Memorial hospital this summer under three different programs designed to give actual family practice experi- ence to University of Iowa medical students. Senior medical student .lay Mixdorf, Janesville, spent eight weeks in the West Union community and received six and one half hours of creilii fur the experience. Craig Hanson, a medical student between his freshman and sophomore year is a par- ticipant in the Medical Educa- tion Community Orientated (MECO) program. a ten-week course which allows for expe- rience in the field to make medical education more meaningful. Hanson is provid- ed room and board and a weekly stipend. His expenses are shared jointly by the hospital and the medical clin- ic. MECO objective allows students to participate and observe in the total health care delivery in a rural community. This involves hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacy, county home, off- ice and hospital administra- tion, nursing care, ambulence, board of supervisors role in administration of monies to health care for the residents of the county. The third man is Dr. Mi- chael Garon, Springfield, Ohio, who is in West Union for one month serving a precep- torship. Dr. Geron is in his second year of residency at the University of Iowa family practice department, having received his MD degree from Creighton university. Omaha, in May of 1973. This year he gelling a first hand look at the opera- tion and management of a family practice clinic in a ru- ral setting and identifying the areas of medicine in which he feels he needs further train- ing. Since he is a University of Iowa resident, he is on ils payroll for the duration of his residency in West Union The mdeical clinic. however, provides housing and com- pensates him for his moving expenses. Dr. Larry Boeke of the med- ical clinic supervises all three programs for the University of lovva. ______ Two Are Charged In Lansing Incident LANSING Two brothers were charged with assault and battery following a disturb- ance outside a tavern here Saturday night. Thomas and Frederick Rethwisch, both of Lansing and in their early 20s, alleged- ly assaulted Gary Gibbs, Al- lamakee county deputy sher- iff, and his wife. Gibbs was off-duty at the time. The two are to be arraigned in Waukon magistrate's court Tuesday. ON THIS DATE in 1898, the peace protocol ending the Spanish-American war was signed after hostilities lasting three months and 22 days. Services Wednesday For Ivan E. Wood K. Wood, H3, a resident of Spring- ville 25 years until moving to Garnavillo in March, 1973, died Sunday in a llutlenherg hospital. Born May 22, 1911, in Jones county, he was married to Edna Wright Aug. 1, 193-1, in Mt. Carroll, 111. He was employed by Fruehauf's for 25 years and al Century Engi- neering II years. lie was a member of Spnngville Presbyterian church, past master of Spring- ville Masonic lodge and a member of Machinists union local 831. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. James Stone, Cedar Rapids; two sons. George, Anamosa, and Jerry, Charleston Heights, S.C.; 11 grandchil- dren, two great-grandchil- dren, a sister, Mrs. Alfred Welper, Marion, and three brothers, Wayne, Escondido, Calif.; Vernie. Olin, and Amos J., Anamosa. Services Wednesday at at Murdoch chapel in Marion. Burial: Cedar Memorial ceme- tery. Cedar Rapids. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 Monday where all Master Ma- sons are asked to meet Wed- nesday at 1. Young Woman Hurt In One-Car Crash WEST UNION Brenda Hilsenbeck, 17, Union, was in good condUion at Uni- versity hospitals in Iowa City after a one-car accident Satur- day. She was driving on a blacktop road about two miles south of Ossian when she apparently lost control and drove into the ditch. She was taken to the West Union hospital and later ransferred to University lospitals. MftYTAB HUMS FACTORY TRAINED SERVICE Open Moil. and Thurs. 'Til 9.00 P.M. 215 1st Ave. SE PEOPLES HIUIIIII Phone 366-2436 ;