Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 20, 1974, Page 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 20, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa State Informs Marion Access Road Width Not Acceptable The Cedar Uaplds Gazette; I'll., Sypl. 20. 1971 5 ".v Larry Tanner Marion's council Thursday night was informed by letter from the Iowa highway commission the Hennessey Brothers, Inc., property ac- cess does-not meet acceptable width standards. The access as planned by the city is 95 feet in width.. The IHC standard is 05 feet, Leonard Balcom, district maintenance engineer told the city in the letter. He also said the "no left turn" barrier in the access is not acceptable. The council took no acllnn on the matter other than to receive and tile the letter. Mayor William .1. (Irundy, aft- er the meeting when asked by The Oanette what the city's next step will be, said. "The council will have to instruct our city engineer to re-druw the access plan." Grundy did not indicate when the council planned to take this action. A resolution of necessity was approved by the council for the Alburnett road sani- tary sewer project. The objec- tions the project were overruled. Plans, specifica- Saturday's activity schedule at the Marion YMCA is: Non-aquatic -Saturday fun club a.m., junior high gym cheerleading 11, adult open gym noon, family gym 3 p.m., gymnastics club 4; pool -pre-school lessons 9 a.m., youth recreational swim junior high recreational swim noon, adult and family recreational swim 1 p.m. Winterize early. Buy a winter cap, get a blue or red farm bandana free. Three days only starting Thursday. Orphean Limited-Variety. Adv. Rings! Can be purchased anytime of the year at Ray's Sell House Ellyne Plotz has sold the house at 809 Sixth avenue to Mr. and Mrs. Ri- chard D. Barket, 931 Twcn- Mississippi Bridge Opening Is Set Nov. 1 5 PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. Nov. 15 has been set by Wisconsin highway depart- ment officials as the dale for opening the Mississippi river bridge linking Prairie du Chien with Marquettc, Iowa. Three major reasons were cited for rescinding an earlier projected opening date of (be Marquette-.Ioliet bridge. A supply of posts for the guardrail on the bridge ap- proach on the Iowa side has been exhausted. A similar sit- uation may develop on the Wisconsin side of the bridge, as well as on Hie fill between the two main spans. A decision by the Sam Par- isi Construction Co. to wait until it can move concrete over the east bridge span be- fore pouring the center fill area, is another time deter- rent. The center area is the last major section of concrete left to be poured. Finally, rain or threat of rain, has held up pouring of concrete or working on concrete forms several times in recent weeks. However, work on the bridge is well ahead of the original projected opening date of Dec. 1, but it had been speculated that the span could be opened by Oct. 1. if neces- sary. Illinois Man Found Dead in Truck on 1-80 Zoosl, no age available, Highland Lake, III., was found dead in the cab of the semi-trailer truck he was driving shortly before Friday morning on interstate SO fives miles west of the Tiffin interchange. The truck had jackknifed and turned over into the medi- an strip, and officiials reporl it is difficult to determine in which direction the truck was headed. Authorities are speculating Xoost may have suffered a heart attack, causing him to lose control of his vehicle. An autopsy will be conducted and an invcstiagion into the ac- cident is continuing. Services Saturday for John McMorrow, 101 WAUKON-.Iohn McMor- row, 101, died Thursday in the Waukon hospital. He had lived in the West Hiilgc community all Ills life. lie was born Mnrch 12, Services Saturday at 10 at St. .lohn Hie Baptist church. Vlsilainn will be held nfler '2 Friday al rosary al H ill Ilukkr-lliinsnn's. Uurial: Ml. Olivet cemelery tierth street. Possession will be given Oct. 1. Sale was made by Hedges' Associates, Inc. Notice: To all my customers, Clarence Frett Barber Service will open October 1st, 83H loth St.-Adv. Set Installation Marion Rainbow Assembly No. 124, will hold a public installation of officers Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Masonic temple. Culver Proposes Matching Funds For Campaigns DBS MOINES-Congress- man John Culver Tuesday urged the state campaign fi- nance disclosure committee to adopt a system of publicly fi- nanced matching funds for el- ection campaigns in Iowa. He termed the proposal "the best and surest way to restore vitally-needed public confidence in our electoral system." The U.S. senate Republican candidate said present dis- closure laws are useful, but are not sufficient to allay pub- lic mistrust of undue financial reliance on a small number of large contributors. The objective, Culver said, should be to broaden the base of public participation. He suggested a voluntary tax check-off to fiannce a matching fund for small contributions of of less. Culver, who has been cri- ticised by his opponent, David Stanely, for accepting oul-of- state financing, said lie felt small concern for outside sup- port that is not dominated by large interests. He said congress is a national body whose decisions affect all Americans. Oelwein Line Purchases 60 Locomotives OELWEIN-The Chicago- Northwestern railroad here has recently purchased 60 dicsel locomotives from the LaGrange division of General Motors. Total cost of the engines is million which arc sched- uled for delivery in early 1975. They will range form lo horsepower. The purchase marks 135 new locomotives purchased by the railroad in (he lasl 10 months and brings the total owned by the Oelwein-based linelo Larry Prove, of Chicago- Northwestern, said Ihc order was placed to meet increased demands for transportation. Woman Accused of Embezzlement of Car INDEPENDENCE- A 30- 35-year-oid woman was being held for Oaklahoma authori- ties in the Buchanan county jail on charges of embi'xxle- ment of a rental car and possession of false idenfication and credit cards. She was apprehended Thrusday night by Independ- ence police officers after they received information from Oaklahoma aulhorilies thai the stolen car might be in the city. Authorities were attempting to determine the woman's identify. Senior Citizen BUMS Cedar Rapids System Telephone Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids lions, notices of hearing and notices to bidders were ap- proved. The hearing and bid letting were set for Oct. 17. The contract anil perform- ance bond for Blue Grass Enterprises of Marlon was approved for the 1974 sodding project. Contract is for 233.60. Final approval was given lo the ordinance amendment ex- empling totally and perma- nently disabled "orsons under 65 years 50 percent on the garbage and refuse collection. A letter was received and filed from the Bellicl Baptist church congregation, 100 Eighth avenue, opposing the Marion Adult Book and Cine- ma. The church had petitioned earlier agaisnt the Marion adult theatre. Firsl reading was approved on an ordinance vacating First street lying between highway 151 right of way and the Milwaukee Railroad property. Approval was given lo a res- olution for an Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. feeder line to be located along Twelfth, Fourteenth and Tenth streets and Fifth ave- nue. Klsewhcre Ray Cites Cost Factor Involving Longer Trucks COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) Gov. Robert Ray says the cost of maintaining what he calls a "deteriorating and overcrowded interstate 80" is the main reason he opposes longer transcontinental trucks in the stale. Ray said Thursday the cost of building interstate high- ways is 90 percent paid by the federal government, but the highways arc maintained by the state. Ray, in Council Bluffs to appear at Thomas Jefferson high school, said he is awating a report on the long truck problem from the new depart- ment of transportation in his administration. Iowa is the only stste be- tween Pennsylvania and the West coast barring (i5-foot transcontinental trucks or twintrailer combinations on literslate 80. Ray said he believes longer trucks would cause highway maintenance costs to soar because "it woud mean thousands and thousands of additional trucks on 1-80." Ray's veto in March of a bill permitting five-fool-longer trucks has become an issue in the Iowa gubernatorial cam- paign. His Democratic op.- ponent. Senate Minority Leader James Schaben, favors longer transcontinental trucks. Gas Explosion Injures Workers DUBUQUE (UPI) Four northeast Iowa construction workers were hospitalized here today following an explo- sion and fire Thursday at a natural gas main the men were working on. Dubuque firemen were able to contain the fire. The result- ing explosion jarred nearby residents. Leonard Tekippe, 19, of ru- ral Durango, was listed in se- rious condition at Xavier hospital. Larry Simon, 26, Du- buquc, Dale Merkes, 20, Farley, and Robert Lcuhcus, 35, Dyersville, were all listed in fair condition. Assistant fire chief Robert Mehrl said the men were working on the three-inch gas line when the explosion and fire oecured in the 4-fool-deep by 10-foot long excavation. Hospital officials said the men suffered second and third degree burns over their bod- ies. Schaben, Mezvinsky, Speak at Fundraiser Sen. James Schaben and First district congressman Edward Mez- vinsky will be speakers al a Bcnton county Democratic fund raising dinner at Saturday ill the country club here. Schaben is the Democratic candidate governor and is a democratic candidate for re-election. Mrs. John Culver, Cedar Hapids, the wife of the Demo- cratic candidate for U.S. sena- tor, is also scheduled lo ap- pear. Tickets for the dinner arc according to Benton county Democratic chairman Vollie Sanders. Acting Chairman ELKADEIt- Raymond Hodensteiner, Waiiconiii, was elected acting chairman of the area one education agency al the group's mecling Thursday night. Officers Charge Youth After Wadena Breakin youth was arrested and two turned over to juvenile authorities early Thursday morning after they reportedly broke into a Wadena grocery store about I: 15 a.m. Kevin Robbing, 18, Volga Ci- ty, was charged with breaking and entering after he and two other Volga City youths were found by sheriff's authorities hiding in downtown Wadena. A resident above the Wadena store heard someone in the store and called author- ities. Bobbins is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. The other youths were released in custody of their parents. The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. Semi-Truck Crasiies On Highway 20 0. Haas, 35, Potosi, Wis., lost control of the semi-trailer truck ho was driving about 5: a.m. Thursday five miles east of Independence on high- way 20, authorities said. The truck eventually landed in a bean field after veering lo the right, striking a culvert, swerving to the other side (if the road and hitting a tele- phone pole. Haas was uninjured and authorities said he apparently lost control when he attempt- ed to pick up a cigaret he had dropped. No charges have been filed. Study Proposes Focusing Efforts on Youth Persons i DUHUQUK A special study recommends that any measures taken to stop use of marijuana, alcohol and stimu- lant drugs in the Dubuquo area should be focused on young persons. The study, disclosed Wednesday by the Dubuque United Way, indicates exper- imentation and use of alcohol and marijuana is widespread among adolescents in the area. In addition, it said more than young persons in the arr.a are "heavily involved in the high frequency use of il- licit drugs" and "would identify themselves with a drug-using sub-culture." However, the study, con- ducted by the Resource Plan- ning of White Plains, N. Y., said use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, cocaine and other narcotics is a lesser problem. Researchers said the study was compiled through inter- views with 50 drug users, 25 drinkers and other persons, arid officials with knowledge about the drug scene. "Our analysis clearly in- dicate that if preventive ef- forts are to he employed, these efforts must he focused on the the study said. The study said the Dubuque area is considered an active center for drug trafficking and that most drugs appear to be available to someone "dili- gent in seeking them out." The study also said there is "an obvious need" to control the availability of alcohol to young persons. Breakin Reported at Independence Club INDEPENDENCE-A breakin at the Jungle Inn on highway 20 west of Independ- ence netted theives about in change from the cash reg- ister. A distributor discovered the incident about 3 p.m. Wednes- day when he stopped lo make a delivery. Officials report entry was gained by breaking the glass in one of the front doors. The incident remains under investigation by the independ- ence police department. Eliminates most fall weeds now as it greens up summer-weary lawns Green view. ..ask somebody who knows.1 Our Greenfield fertilizer spreader does if right. FALL PLANTING Freshly dug from our fields: Scotch Pine Austrian Pine Blue Spruce Douglas Fir Globe Arborvitae Pyramid-Arborvitas Blue Juniper Spreading Juniper Spreading Yew LET'S MAKE A DATE. to visit our growing tields. Cboose your large shade trees and flowering trees while they are in loaf. We also have a good selection of larger evergreens. Come take a tour with us: Sundays 1 -4 PM Or make an appointment 3 HH3 REJ BBS IBB IBB GS9 BOIBBIIBX E33 SS3 SOU H39 B5B G PLANT DUTCH BULBS NOW! 393-5565 5008 CENTER PT.RD.NE Killian's Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, Iowa City OPEN SUNDAY TO One of the snappiest new coats around! 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