Monday, October 28, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mob., Oct. 28, 1974 • 480. first Ave. S.E R £? lFront Drive Subaru RUSCO Everyone likes the big tender-tasty pieces of chicken served up with whipped potatoes and country gravy, chilled tossed salad with your choice of Big Boy s own dressings or creamy fresh cole slaw and a golden dinner roll with butter. O Big Boy FAMILY RESTAURANTS 1.49 Serving t 1am 8pm Coffee Shop Only • 115 Second Ave. S.I. ^ft Enjoy    the hest in town & Country Style CHICKEN DINNER T DES DAV and THURSDAY Subaru offer* 12 mo*, warranty with IMMtod Mileage Fur details call anytime far a recorded messapt 363-15*3 RADUATE INTO COMFORT NURSE MATES® Start your new career with confidence bv wearing professional service shoes bv Nurse-Mates Smart, youthful designs with all day comfort. 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Synhorst. who has a good track record in forecasting voter turnouts, is predicting a vote of only 825,000 which would he the fourth lowest turnout for a general election in Iowa in 28 years Only 701,241 Iowans went to the polls in November of 1070, the lust lion-presidential election year. But there is a race for the I'. S. senate this year where there was none in 1070; that should bring out some \otes. The 1070 voter turnout was the lightest vote at a general election since 1046 when only 621.581 voted; in 1062 the voter turnout was 810,854 43 Percent Turnout Synhorst figures only 43 percent of Iowa’s eligible Noters, estimated at 1.050.(MIO will actually vote on Non 5. In his speech at the state capitol Thursday, President Ford noted that professional pollsters were predicting the lowest voter turnout nationally in 20 years with only 42 percent of the eligible voters expected to go to the polls. Synhorst thinks strong ’’get out the vote” campaigns by both the Democratic and Republican parties in Iowa Stewart Implicated in Attempt To Get Confidential Arrest Data MAQUOKETA (IPI) -Dismissed Maquoketa policeman Rick Stewart has been implicated in an attempt to rather confidential information to be used in Ins father's campaign for the Iowa house of representatives in District 21. University of Iowa Director of Security John Dooley said he was contacted Sept 27 by Stewart in an effort to obtain the records of Thomas J. Gilloon of Dubuque, the Democratic candidate for the 21st district seat Stewart was under suspension from the force at the time he contacted Dooley because he refused to shaNe off his beard. Stewart admitted asking for the information on (iilloon. but said it was an effort to determine the validity of rumors he hail heard about the Democratic contender opposing his father. Republican candidate William Stewart of Maquoketa. The younger Stewart denied he was attempting to gain information to use against (iilloon. and emphasized “there was no political motivation" in his effort. Rick Stewart said after obtaining Gilloon’s records he showed them to his father, who said there was no value mil them and told Rick he could do with them as he pleased. But (iilloon, who said he still thought something was wrong in the manner the younger Stewart obtained the records, said he would gladly give the information to anyone who asked (iilloon said he was worried that confidential information about other persons, and not just candidates, could be obtained in the same manner He added that the I of I. was victimized by the younger Stewart whose actions were definitely "wrong" But (iilloon said he did not think he would file criminal charges. Soloists Selected for Messiah’ at Luther Soloists for the 1874 Messiah performance include Karen DECORAH — Fourteen students have been selected as soloists for one of Luther college's oldest traditions — the 71st annual performance of George Frederick Handel’s ‘ Messiah", Dec. 7 and 8. poloist prospects must he upperclass students, not necessarily music majors, who are taking voice lessons from one of the music faculty members. Students are selected from a series of auditions. In the performance, .the soloists arc backed by a full orchestra and a chorus of more than soil, believed to be the largest Messiah chorus ind the United States. (iesnie of Cedar Rapids and Kevin Anderson of Decorah. This year is the third consecutive year that Karen (iesme has been selected as a soloist. Messiah. 1874. will In* presented at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 Tickets are $2 for reserved seats and $1.25 for general admission seats. They are available by mail from the public events office or may In* reserved by phone. 387-1864 or 387-1278 will dispel some voter apathy This will be the first non-presidential election in which 18- lft-and-20-ycar-olds may vote in Iowa, so they will he a factor in the size of the vote. Synhorst said It is estimated they number between 170.IHM) to 180,000. Uwer Percentage “There will he a lot more eligible voters," Synhorst observed, "but the percentage who vote will Im* down." The vote in a lion-presidential year automatically falls off about 33 percent, Synhorst related. "You tan count on that. Synhorst, who is known for his candor, said he personally doesn’t think President Ford s »isit to Iowa to stump for candidates will have any “material impact" on the total number of votes cast. “Oh. there will be some effect, but it will be minor, maybe one percent or so," Synhorst said He sees about the same interest in the gubernatorial battle as in 1870 when Robert Fulton opposed Robert Ray This year’s battle is between Ray and Democrat .lames Schaben. Ultsf Contests Another factor that Synhorst considered in making his projection of 825,(MHI is the interest shown in congressional races where, he said. several are being closely contested which stimulates voting interest By the same token, Synhorst said. there appears to be more interest tieing generated in some of this year’s legislative rates where HH) representatives and 25 senators are running for office. Conversely, the fact that sheriffs, auditors and clerks of district court are not running at the county level this year will tend to cut down on the size of the vote. Those races, Svnhorst said. usually attract ON THIS DATE in 1828. the bottom was falling out of the New York stock market Halloween 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. Brrrrl It’s giftin’ cold ••• remind mo to order those now RUSCO’S right away! I wanna ba sura of the RUSCO Window St Door kind of Comfort —- plus yaor ’round Savings on Hooting A Cooling • • • and Nils Is Important, taos Now! In • 16 beautiful colors . .    •    Baked on finish lasts for years. Doors also available in Safety Glass . . . • Dependable Full Warranty. Rusco the leoder since 1937. 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. Friday First Day For Studded Tires AMES (AP)—Studded snow tires become legal in Iowa again Friday and may be used until April I. This is despite opposition by the Iowa highway commission. which contends the state’s 113.IHM) miles of streets and highways are excessively damaged by the tungsten carbide-tipped studs. The commission is expected to make banning the studs one of its top priority items during the 1875 legislative session. UPI Telephoto Five Iowa Road Deaths By The Associated Press Five persons lost their lives in weekend traffic accidents on Iowa highways and an Iowan was killed in a Missouri accident. Dennis Newman, 21, Sibley, was killed in a one-car accident 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 ditch. Two passengers were injured. Kenneth Gaither. 24. Lake Mills, died in a Rochester, Minn., hospital of injuries received in a car-pickup accident Saturday. Authorities said Gaither's car collided with a truck driven by Terry Paulson of Emmons, Minn., on highway 69 near Lake Mills. A two-car accident on highway 59 north of Cherokee Saturday night claimed the life of Five Stations Grant Time to James Schaben DES MOINES (AP)- Five of six telev ision stations w hah tarried President Fords speech live from the Iowa Capitol 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 Iowans to vote for incumbent Gov. Robert Hay, a Republican. Schaben said radio station KRNT in Des Moines will also allow equal time after carrying the President’s speech. Stations KCCI-TV. WHO-TV and the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network in Des Moines, WOl-TV in Ames and WOC-TV in Davenport have granted the free time Sen. Harold Hughes (I)-Iowa) will be Schaben s spokesman for five minutes on KOCI and WOP WHO will give five minutes and WOO three minutes to Schaben. KRNT will carry Hughes. IEBN will air a half-hour show 8 p.m. Thursday with Schaben introducing Hughes, who will speak for 24 minutes about Schaben KCAU-TV rn Sioux City, which carried the President's speech, has not yet answered the Democrat’s request, Schaben said JoAnn Lenhoff, 18, 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 ( onley, 17. Cherokee. Mrs. Minnie Samuelson. 81. Red Oak, was killed late Friday when she was struck by a ear on a Red Oak street. A ear-pickup truck crash at the intersection of two Pocahontas county roads killed Fred Thoren, 56. Rolfe. The accident occurred three miles south of Plover. Earl Solvers, 52, Des Moines, was killed when the pickup truck he was dm mg ran off a bridge on a county road and overturned in a creek near Versailles, Mo.. Sunday. Food Cooperative Faces Snags in Rezoning Case DECORAH — A non-profit food cooperative, opened recently by 60 local families, has run into a snag in efforts to get its site rezoned for commercial use Opposition of the Decorah zoning and planning commission brought charges from Ole Younmans, owner of the site. About 30 members of the food cooperative applauded Youmans as he spoke to the commission. Youmans said he believes Firm Pioneers Legal Service Insurance Plan DES MOINES (IPI) - An Iowa insurance company, Midwest Mutual Insurance Co. of West Des Moines, is pioneering a new form of group insurance that will pay for legal serNices similar to the Blue Cross sy stem of medical insurance The company this month signed the first prepaid legal group insurance plan in the country between an insurance company and the state bar association in Oregon. The company says it will try to do the same in Iowa The idea behind the prepaid legal insurance, company officials say, is simple and intends to provide low-cost legal service to those needing a lawyer but don t make en-dough money to hire one. Lawyers point out its these persons, who make between $6,(KH) and $18,(HH) a year, who don’t qualify for fret 4 legal services as offered to low-income Americans and can't afford their own. At the present time, the plan is offered only to groups due to its experimental status. Hut, 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 several weeks ago. At that time, he said, several members of the commission appeared to be in favor of the project. “At their last meeting all members of the commission voted to reject the rezoning request. Although the council denied Youman’s request that members take an immediate stand on the issue, it authorized the mayor to call a public hearing on the matter at the next council meeting Nov 5. The food cooperative enterprise is a new , natural-fi>od store, operating in a former dwelling in the south part of Decorah Upper Iowa College Names Two Trustees FAYETTE - Two new members have been named to the board of trustees ut Upper Iowa college. They are Gay I Farnum of Maquoketa and Churchill Williams of Oelwein Officers elected by the board are Richard Wester-field, West Union, president. Scott Lingo, Fayette, vicepresident; Phil Stucky, West Union, secretary, and <’. W. Grimes, West Union, treasurer. Pinned in Wreckage