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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Thf Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Fri., Aug. 30, 1974 Pollution Control: Tax Break Is Considered Salute to Officer Af W.l.-DI'Oto More han 1 80 law enforcement officials from Iowa were in Wednesday to attend fu- neral services for State Trooper Jon Osell, 36, who died in a crop ciuvi'inf! plane .trash while off duty last Saturday. More than 100 state troopers formed a double cordon as OseH s casket was taken from St. Paul's Lutheran church. Hold Bomb Threat Program By Randy Minkhoff DES MOINES (UPI) Iowa department and agency- heads will gather Sept. 13 for a re-orientation program on what course of action they should follow in case of a bomb threat at the Statehouse complex. The meeting will be con- ducted by the Iowa civil de- fense department, and Direc- tor Don Hinman says the ses- sion should be taken "serious- ly" despite the lack of any se- rious incidents at the eapitol. Hinman said the state has developed a comprehensive "bomb threat" plan which was drawn up three years ago but it is in a constant state of revision. Similar Plans "Some people got lulled into a false sense of security just because there's been no seri- ous Hinman said. "It's an unfortunate thing of human nature that sometimes we have to experience the problem before we make solu- tions." Hinman said most large governmental agencies have similar plans in case of a bomb threat, but added he be- lieves the state of Iowa is "alone" in its constant orien- tation and updating of the plan. "We are involved with dif- ferent people each year and different phone numbers and different Hinman said. "Besides, we discover what other agencies across the na tion are doing to handle, the situation imrf we incorporati that into our discussions." Hinman refused to spell on the exact "bomb threat" plan saying the information is "privileged." Third Year This is the third year of the annual meeting of department heads, and Hinman noted the change of policy that has oc- curred over the years. "Initially, when we received a bomb threat, we cleared the Iowa August Traffic Fatalities Down 50% DES MOINES (UPI) Traffic fatalities in Iowa dur- ing August are down 50 per- cent from a similar period in 1973, department of public safety statistics revealed Thursday. Public Safety Commissioner Charles Larson, who noted August is usually the leading Robbery Ring Hinted In Holdup at Bank COUNCIL BLUFFS (UPI) The FBI speculated Thurs- day a three-man bank robbery- ring may have been responsi- ble for the mid-morning armed holdup of the Council Bluffs Savings bank westside branch. Gary Lisotto, the FBI agent heading the investigation, said the Omaha FBI office received "intelligence" information Wednesday that the three could have been in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro- politan area. "It's the best thing we have to go on at this Lisotto said. "We don't have any leads as concrete as this." An unmasked white male entered the branch office at a.m.. brandished a pis- tol, shoved two customers and took an undetermined amount of money in cash from two bank tellers month from traffic fatalities, said the upcoming Labor day weekend death toll can be reduced sharply if motorists apply their best driving abili- ty. Last year, 11 persons died on state roads during the holi- day period. "If we can keep those percentages down [or the holi- day, three less persons will be killed in traffic crashes this year compared with last year and we hope that even more can be he said. There were only six fatali- ties during the same holiday period in 1972 and 15 during the Labor day weekend in 1971. "Labor day weekend is the last big summer weekend for many people and also the time when many students are on the road returning to Larson said. "We urge those persons driving long distances to stop when they become sleepy. We also ask everyone to be extra cautious in driving with the greater amount of holiday traffic." ON THIS DATE in 1973, three of the nation's largest steel corporations, U.S. Steel, Bethlehem Steel and Armco Steel, were indicted on charges of price fixing. Dried Flowers Foliage Unusual Cones and Pods Including Eucalyptus, Yarrow, Baby's Breath, Okra, Bleached Bam- boo, German Statice, lotus Pods, Wheat. Flower Shop Carry Colorful Cut Daisies......... M.49 Doz. Cactus 3 inch pot Reg. 123 Special 98' Swedish Ivy in Decorator Pot...... '2.98 PECK'S GREEN THUMB FLOWER SHOP Center Point Road NE 393-5565 building of slate employes." he said. "Now. considering the loss of money that is in- volved with lost hours, we have a different policy." Hinman explained" that a building would not be evacuat- ed unless a package that could not be identified was found. lii that instance, lie said em- ployes would be moved from the area but not out of the field and a "bomb disposal group" would be dispatched to the scene. Enrollment Is Down In Keokuk County A report i.n enrollment in the five high schools in Keokuk county shows a marked decrease in the number of school children since 1972. The pro-school children drop is slightly larg- er !han school-age children. The drop in school-age children, according to Ihe school census of 1972 and 1974, is 367 children, or nine per- cent less this year. In pres- chool, the number ir. 1972 was and in 197-1, 993 a de- crease of 12.5 percent. Terry Kiaiu'y DES MOIMCS Proposed rules allowing exemptions fur pollution control devices will bo dis- cussed Oct. 16 during a joint hearing between the Iowa wa- ter quality and air quality commissions. The rules would exempt de- vices installed since Sept. 23. l'J70. if Ihey meet the criteria of certification proposed by the water quality commission. After the rules arc adopted, industries may apply for cer- tification of compliance. When certification is received, the company may apply to the state revenue department for the exemption rather than pay the property lax previously required on pollution control devices, a water commission spokesman said. For some industries, such as a nuclear generator, that Row Wow is This Weekend 59th annual Mcsquakic Indian Pow U'ow at Tama, postponed from earlier this month because of tor- rential rains, is being held this weekend at the pow wow grounds. Performances began Satur- day and will continue through Monday. Admission is S3 for adults and for children age 12 and under. The scheduled perform- ances are at 2 and p.m. each day except Sunday when they will be at and Finals in the dancing presen- tations will be given Monday. SATURDAY ONLY! 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A provision in tile proposed rules says (he request fur certification for exemption must lie made on thr that pollution controls were in- stalled either for enhancing the quality uf water in the slate or for controlling or abating pollution. After July I. 1977, the water commission would not certify for exemption any al a facility thai discharges sewage or industrial waste un- less that facility meets all commission standards for acceptable levels of effluent limitations, the rules stipu- late. Representatives of Iowa industries are expected to attend the hearing to recom- mend refinements in wording of the rules. SATURDAY LAST DAY WHITE SALE Saturday is your iast day to enjoy extra special savings on all your linen and domestic needs! ARMSTRONG DOMESTICS FOURTH FLOOR The ffSting Ray" by for King Size Guys If you wear a big size, there's no reason why you can't have a coat that looks great! The "Sting Ray" by Rainfair is it! 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