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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Oazrltr: Won., Oct. 28, 1974 Lighter than Usual Turnout Predict Will Vote By Harrison Wt-bi-r DKS M01NKS Secretary of Stale Mehin Synluirsl, tin1 state's electiims ciinimissimier, is limking for a lighter than usual vale in next Tuesilay's general election. Syuhorst, who lias a good track reeiird in forecasting voter turnouts, is predicting a vote uf only KLTi.llllO which !io llu1 I'tnirth lowest turninit for a general election in Iowa in 28 yours. Only Till ,2-11 lowans wont to Ilio polls in November of HI7H. the last iHin-presulenlial elee- tion year. But there is a race for the I1. S. senate this year where there was none in Iliiit should hring out some The 111711 voter turnuut was the lightest vole at a general election since HUG when only IM1.581 voted; in the voter Inrnoul was 819.854. I'frcrnt Turnout Synhorst figures only percent of Iowa's eligible vot- ers, estimated at I.D5II.IIIKJ will actually vote on Nov. 5. In his speech at the stale cupittil Thursday. 1'residenl I'nrd noted that professional pollsters were prediclinn the lowest voter turnout nationally in 211 years with only 42 per- cent of the eligible voters expected tn go to the pulls. Synhorst thinks strong "Ki'l out the vote" campaigns by lioth the Democratic and Republican parties in Inwa Stewart Implicated in Attempt To Get Confidential Arrest Data UPI rolCDhoto Pinned in Wreckage Rescue workers and state troopers worked Saturday to remove the driver of this semi-trailer truck after it went out of control along interstate 80 near Oxford. Dean Nichols, Eagle Grove, lay pinned in the overturned cab for 75 minutes while officers labored to extract him. Nichols was hospitalized in fair condition in Iowa City, suffering a broken leg and collarbone. :ive iowa Road Deaths ffift, By The Associated Press Five persons lost their lives in weekend traffic accidents mi Iowa highways and an lowan was killed in a Missouri accident. Dennis Newman, 21. Sibley. was killed in a one-car acci- dent eight miles south of Sibley Sunday on an Osceola county road. Authorities said the car Newman was driving left the road and went into a dilch. Two passengers were injured. Kenneth Gaither, 24. Lake Mills, died in a Rochester. Minn., hospital of injuries received in a car-pickup ac- cident Saturday. Authorities said Gaither's car collided with a truck driven by Terry Paulson of Emmens. Minn., on highway (ill near Lake Mills. two-car accident nn high- way 59 north of Cherokee Sat- urday night claimed the life of Five Stations Grant Time to James Schaben MOIXES (API- Five television stations which carried President Ford's live from Hie Iowa Captiol last Thursday will give equal time to Democratic Gubernatorial candidate .lames Schaben, Schaben said Sunday. Schaben made his request for equal time after President Ford, in a speech billed as non-political, urged lowans to vole for incumbent Gov. Rob- ert Ray, a Republican. Schaben said radio station KH.NT in Dos Moines will also allow equal time after carry- ing the President's speech. Stations KCCI-TV, VVHO-TV and the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network in DCS Moines, W01-TV In Ames and WOC-TV in Davenport haxe granted the free time. Sen. Harold Hughes (D- lowa) will be Schaben's spokesman for five minutes on KCCI and W01. WHO will give five minutes and WOC three minutes to Schaben. KHNT will carry Hughes. IEBN will air a half-hour show 9 p.m. Thursday with Schaben introducing Hughes, wlio will speak for 24 minutes about Schaben. KCAU-TV in Sioux City, which carried the President's speech, has not yet answered the Democrat's request. Schaben said. .loAiin Lenhoff. 19. Cherokee. Authorities said she was a passenger in a car driven by Ricky Frank Claschen, 21. Marcus, which collided with an auto driven by Robert Conley, 17. Cherokee. Mrs. Minnie Samiielson. 81. Red Oak, was killed late Fri- day when she was struck by a car on a Red Oak street. A car-pickup truck crash at Ihe intersection of two Puca- liontas county roads killed Fred Thoron, Rolfc. The accident occurred three miles south of Plover. Earl Seivers, 52. DCS Moines. was killed when the pickup truck he was driving ran off a bridge on a county road and overturned in a creek near Versailles. Mo.. Sunday. AMES Studded snow tires become legal in Iowa again Friday and may be used until April 1. This is despite opposition by the Iowa highway commission. which contends Ihe slate's miles of streets and highways are excessively damaged by the tungsten carbide-tipped stud The commission s expected studs one Food Cooperative Faces Snags in Rezoning Case In make banning In of its top priority it the 1975 liysl itiu ms during MAQL'OKETA (L'PI) Dismissed Maquokela police- man Hick Stewart has been implicated in an attempt to rather confidential informa- tion lo be used in his father's campaign for the Iowa house of representatives in District 21. University of Iowa Director of Security John Dooley said lie was contacted Sept. 27 by Stewart in an effort to obtain the records of Thomas .1. Gilloon of Dubuque. the Dem- ocratic candidate for the 21st district seal. Stewart was under suspen- sion from the force at the time lie contacted Dooley because he refused to shave off his beard. Stewart admitted asking for the information on Gilloon, hut said i! was an determine the validity of rumors he had heard about the Democratic contender opposing his father. Repub- lican candidate William Stew- art of Maquokcta. The young- er Stewart denied lie was at- tempting lo gain information lo use against Gilloon. and "there was no political motivation" in his effort. Rick Stewart said after ob- taining Gilloon's records he showed them to his father, who said there was no value hid them and told Rick he could do with them as he pleased. But Gilloon, who said lie still thought something was wrong in the manner Ihe younger Stewart obtained the records, said he would gladly give the information lo anyone who asked. Gilloon said he was worried that confidential information abonl olher persons, and not just candidates, could be ob- tained in Ihe same manner. He added thai the U. of 1. was victimized by the younger Stewarl whose actions were definitely Bui Gilloon said he did not think lie would file criminal charges. Soloists Selected for 'Messiah' at Luther DECORAII Fourteen students have been selected as soloists for one of Luther college's oldest traditions the 71st annual performance of George Frederick Handel's Dec. 7 and 8. Snlnis( nuisl be npperclass students, not nec- essarily music majors, who are taking voice lessons from one of the music faculty members. Students are select- ed from a series of auditions. In Ihe performance. -Ihe so- loists are backed by a full orchestra and a chorus of more than 8011. believed to be Ihe largesl Messiah chorus hid the United Slates. Soloists for Ihe 1974 Messiah performance include Karen Gcsmc of Cedar Rapids and Kevin Anderson of Decorah. This year is the third con- secutive year that Karen Gesme has been selected as a soloist. Messiah. 1974. will he pre- sented at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and :l p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are S2 tor reserved seats and SI.25 for general admission seats. They are available by mail from the public events office or may be reserved by phone, oi- ls 1' 8 DECORAH A non-profit food cooperative, opened re- cently by liO local families, has run into a snag in efforts lo gel its site rczoncd for commercial use. Opposition of Ihe Decorah xoning and planning commis- sion brought charges from Ole Younmans, owner of the site. About members of the food cooperative applauded Youmans as he spoke to the commission. Youmans said lie believes Firm Pioneers Legal Service Insurance Plan DES MOINES (L'PI) An Iowa insurance company. Midwest Mutual Insurance Co. of West Des Moines, is pi- oneering a new form of group insurance that will pay for legal services similar lo the Blue Cross system of medical insurance. The company this monlh signed the first prepaid legal group insurance plan in the country between an insurance company and the stale bar association in Oregon. The company says il will try to do the same in Iowa. The idea behind the prepaid legal insurance, company offi- cials say, is simple and in- tends to provide low-cost legal service lo those needing a lawyer but don't make en- dough money lo hire one. Lawyers point out its these persons, who make between and a year, who don't qualify for free legal services as offered lo low-in- come Americans and can't af- ford (heir own. At the present time, the plan is offered only lo groups due to ils experimental slalus. Bui, officials say if the group plan works, individual policies will follow. undue pressure was placed on the planning commission after his first meeting with it sev- eral weeks ago. At that time, he said, sev- eral members of the commis- sion appeared lo be in favor of Ihe project "At their last meeting all members of the commission voted to reject the request. Although the council denied Youman's request thai members take an immediate stand on (he issue, it author- ized the mayor to call a public hearing on the mailer al the next council meeting Nov 5. The food cooperative en- terprise is a new. natural-tood store, operating in a former dwelling in Ihe south part of Decorah. Upper Iowa College Names Two Trustees FAYETTE Two new members have been named to Ihe board of trustees at Upper Iowa college. They are Gayl Farnum of Maquokcta and Churchill Williams of Oelwein. Officers elected by the board are Richard Wester- field. West Union, president; Scott Linge. Fayelie, vice- president; Phil Stucky, West Union, secretary, and W. Grimes. West Union, treasur- er. will dispel some voter apathy. This will he Ihe first i.....- presidential eleclion in which may vole in Iowa, so they will be a Factor in Ihe size of Ihe vole, Synhorsl said. II is estimated they number between 1711.001) to Lower Percentage "There will he a lol more eligible Synhorsl observed, "but the percentage who vote will be down." The vole in a non-presi- dential year automatically falls off abonl 33 percent. Synhorst related. "You can count on thai." Synhorst, who is known for his'candor, said he personally doesn't think President Ford's lisit to Iowa to stump for candidates will have any "ma- terial impact" on Ihe total number of voles cast. "Oh. there will be some effect, but il will he minor, maybe one percent or so." Synhorsl said. lie sees abonl -Ihe same interest in the gubernatorial bailie as in when Robert Fulton opposed Robert Ray. This year's battle is between Ray and Democrat .lames Schaben. Close Contests Another factor that Synhorst considered in making his projection of is the interest shown in congression- al races where, he said, sev- eral are being closely contest- ed which stimulates voting interest. By the same token. Syn- horst said, there appears lo be more interest being generated in some of this year's legisla- tive races where repre- sentatives and 25 senators are running for office. Conversely, the fact Iliat sheriffs, auditors and clerks of district court are not running at the county level this year will tend to cut down on the sixe of Ihe vole. Those races. Synhorsl said, usually attract a lot of addition. ON THIS DATE ill KB9. the bottom was falling out of the New York stock market. in a Tank Even the fish will be observing Halloween this year in Marshalltown. Estelle Savage decorated her tank and has a witch standing by to watch over it. 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