Tuesday, November 5, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Ciwtte: Ties., Ne?. 5, 1S74 TAMA-TOLEDO - Students of South Tama junior high school will present three one-act plays Wednesday evening in the Wieting theater in Say Ambulance Would Not Meet New Standards STANWOOD - Fire Marshal Glen Gadke reported at the Stanwood council meeting Monday night that if a bill pending m the legislature is passed, the Stanwood ambulance would not meet required standards. His report followed questions from persons attending the meeting who expressed concern about the ser\ ice. Gadke said that a fully equipped ambulance would cost 123.000, and that an emergency medical technician would be required to ride w ith the ambulance, under provisions of the bill. The second year two KMT's would bt* required, with the possibility of replacing one with a registered nurse Mayor Catherine Winsor appointed David Doser and Don Dop to a committee to find volunteers for an KMT program In other business. Mayor Winsor tentatively appointed Bill Henley as Stanwood town marshal. Larry Havel was officially added to *he town fire department staff Mayor Winsor set the town budget hearing for Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. for amending federal revenue spending which exceeded the proposed amount as the result of the purchase of a new sewer pump. Receipts of $8,779 83 and disbursements of $5,581 05 were reported for October. Toledo. There will be no admission charge but a free offering will be asked. The eighth grade will give “A Penny Saved”, the ninth grade will present “Whodunit?” and a combination of the eighth and ninth grades will offer “The Ghost Wore White.” Approximately 30 students make up the personnel of the casts, student directors and backstage workers. Ruth Williams of the teaching staff is directing the plays, with Lynn Moulton her assisting student director. Individual student directors for each play are Sherry Carson, eighth grade; Diane Wood. ninth, and Kaye Allee, the eighth and ninth combination play. It is the first time South Tama junior high students have presented theatrical productions to the public, Mrs. Williams said. and it is hoped the “experiment” proves valuable to them in experience and to the public in entertainment. ON THIS DATE in 1948 a new career in politics began as .John Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 29. Terry Koake Benton Community Production Benton Community high school students will present the musical ‘ Once Upon a Mattress Thursday and Friday at 8 in the Blairstown attendance center. In the scene above are Perry Banse, left, and Jerry Jurgens. In the photo at right above are, from left, Bill Willis, Jurgens and Janine Junge. **"' ^olttlcgl Advertisement Instead of storing your boat this winter . . . sell it fast with a classified ad! 222 DOWS BLOG. VV* Bove 71m Houm Yoa’ro Boon Waiting for — Don't Walt Any Longor. Political Advertisement To Reperi Dni( VWatiM Telephone Michael Dooley 377-MSt PoMitq. Ag v«r lament Remember, Vote TODAY Eugene J. KOPECKY Democrat County Attorney Paid for by the Committee To Elect Kopecky Linn County Attorney; Pinkie Primrose and Tom Shoo, Co-Chrm. Velly good. Frank’s Quality Kraut goes Far {.ast when tossed with soy sauce, dash of powdered ginger. Chinese pea pods and slk ed as an accompaniment to Oriental or water chestnuts . Hawaiian entrees Not so surprising a combination, if you knew kraut was invented iii C hind, Third Century. B.C.? FRANK’S. Today, your table. Tomorrow, the world. Look for the cabbage on the can. Jars and kraut luke. too. South Tama Junior High To Present Three Plays Political Scientist: Candidates Avoiding Issues IOWA (TTY (AIM - The withing for political candidates this year is “to be as dean as the proverbial houndstooth” and politicians “are exploiting this theme.” says University of Iowa political scientist Russell Ross Even more in this campaign than in others, candidates are avoiding discussing important issues in favor of public relations campaigns which play up side angles. Ross contends. He contends public relations advisers are telling candidates to emphasize campaign contributions to the virtual exclusion of other issues. He says the rationale is that most voters want to hear this topic. But in the process, he says, issue-oriented voters are deprived of discussions of major problems facing the state and nation Wants T# Kn«w “Most candidates haven t gone beyond this theme of where their campaign money is coming from,” says Ross. "I am all in favor of clean elections. but I still want to know where candidates stand, and they simply are not telling us this year.” Ross believes predictions of a large Democratic victory may prove true, but he dismisses as a “red herring'’ President Ford s statements that it will result in a veto-proof congress. “Voting in congress is no longer a party-line matter.'' he says. Ticket-Splitting An ideological split in congress is mirrored in the electorate and will result in widespread split-ticket voting Tuesday, Ross believes. “I think we’ve now come to recognize that split-ticket voting is not only legitimate, but desirable.” he says. “The predominance in Iowa of registered independent voters over Republicans or Democrats attests to this switch in the way we think” He believes this situation has caused candidates to practically abandon the party label Coal Miner Strike Seen; Stockpiles Above Normal By llarristn Weber DES MOINES (IDPA) - A survey by the Iowa energy policy council shows Iowa's major users of coal, namely utilities and certain industries, have 17.5 percent more coal on hand than they normally stoc kpile at this time. Patrick Cavanaugh, deputy director of the council, saki the 3.383.00(1 tons of coal presently stockpiled by 18 utilities and 30 industries should carry most of them into February. “This is assuming we have an average winter and the 48 major users receive no additional supply of coal. Cavanaugh is convinced that barring some unforeseen development the United Mine Council Awards Refuse Contract MANCHESTER - The lily council here awarded a two-year residential garbage and refuse contract to Terry Houlihan. Masonville, during its meeting Monday. The contract calls for Houlihan to begin the twice-weekly garbage hauling operation Dec. I. Residents will then have to pay 45 cents for each bag of trash they leave outside lo in* collected. A 25 - cents - per - hour pay increase for all city employes, retroactive to Nov I, was approved by the council. Members of the council agreed to a request by the Chamber of Commerce to offer free metered parking to all customers from Nov. 29 until Christmas. Harrison Weber workers will go out on strike and it may be a month before such a strike is resolved and the miners are back working. “It's obvious,” Cavanaugh said. “that most of the state's major coal users have anticipated a strike by the miners and have laid in a good supply of coal. “One small factory in Eastern Iowa does not have a large stockpile of coal and might be caught short. “The University of Iowa reportedly has only a 30-day supply of coal im hand, but the university has contingency plans.” Approximately eight million tons of coal are used annually in Iowa. Cavanaugh reported, including 880.000 tons produced within the state. Cavanaugh said he doesn't think a strike would affect coal mining operations in Iowa unless the miners decided to walk out in sympathy with the IMW The survey, he said, indicated 38 percent of the 48 major users of coal in Iowa would run out of coal by next Eel) I Cavanaugh noted this estimate is based on an average winter and some climatologists are predicting an unseasonably cold winter, with temperatures averaging six degrees below normal. Thirty-two percent of the 48 users surveyed said they have enough coal to last them until June 1. four percent said they wouldn’t run out until the end of 1975, while 28 percent replied they have firm assurances that their coal supply would not run out. Some utility officials confide their supply of coal could diminish quickly if they are ordered by the federal government to generate electricity for other areas of the country where the utilities are caught w ith a short supply of coal. Sixty percent of Iowa's electrical generation is coal-fired. Nordic Museum At Decorah Ends Season DECORAH—The Norwegi-an-Amertcan museum here, Vesterheim. closed for the season Sunday The Vesterheim complex will not bt* open to the public until the restoration of the main building and the installation of the new exhibits have been completed, scheduled at an undetermined date in May in their campaigns. “You seldom see party affiliation mentioned in ads or billboards anymore,” Msre Important Predictions that voters’ disillusionment with government will put incumbents in political jeopardy have not been borne out, Ross says. “Surveys show that being the incumbent may be more important this year than in past years.” He says voters disillusionment will instead be expressed in a record low voter turnout “Commonly we expect a 5(1 to 55 percent turnout in an off-year election. It could be as low as 40 percent this year. “We’ve been immersed in politics for 24 months now and many people are just sick of it all. “They are tired of hearing and seeing politicians talking about the same old things.” iowa Land Value Increases 26% During Last Year CHICAGO. III. (AP) - The value of Iowa farm land increased an average of 28 percent during the last year, a report by the Federal Reserve bank of Chicago shows. The survey of Iowa hankers indicates the greatest increase — a 32 percent jump in land values — occurred in north central Iowa. tand values in southeastern Iowa increased 30 percent, compared with 25 percent in nortneast Iowa and 24 percent in western counties. The smallest increase — 13 percent was in southern Iowa where much of the land is used for pasturing cattle. Jury Selected for Smith Murder Trial CHARLES CITY (CPI) - A jury of nine women and three men was selected Monday night in Floyd county district court here for the trial of Dennis Smith. 21, Nora Springs, scheduled to open today. Smith is accused of second degree murder in the shooting death of Douglas Roy, 19. Rudd. Sept. 7 at a Nora Springs tavern Smith also faces two other charges. Presiding judge is B C. Sullivan Residential Construction Increase Seen as Iowa Population Grows CHICAGO (UPI) — Residential construction in a nine-state area of the Midwest will remain slow for the rest of 1974 and for the first half of 1975. an expert in private mortgages has predicted. Jackson W Goss, president of Investors Mortgage Insurance Co. of Boston, added, however, “Look for a takeoff in new building in Wisconsin. Iowa. Indiana. Nebraska and parts of North Dakota. They expect population increases. Monetary Climate “Uncertainties generated by today s double-digit inflation have made people generally apprehensive and their response to the monetary climate is to stay put-do nothing-until economic clouds disperse.” Goss predicted Illinois. Michigan and Indiana could expect good activity in planned unit developments, and so could Wisconsin and Minnesota, at a slower pace The ninth state. South Dakota, could look for a spotty ousing picture with only patches of slower-paced growth. (loss said luxury-priced single family dwellings will do well. especially in suburbs of major cities. Existing properties also will be strong. (hiss said. “The trend will be toward converting older dwellings into two. three, and four-family sites, mostly in older suburbs which are close to the city itself Buy Old Homes “In some cases a number of singles w ill get together, buy an old, large home and turn it into individual homes.” Goss said slow areas will include development of large-scale multi-family projects and low -to-medium-priced condominiums. He expects the building market, generally. to platau in the late spring of 1975. then pick up "because the Midwest, overall, represents a growth area for the housing industry” Dr. L. C. Nickerson, a longtime physician in Brooklyn, was honored by the community at a reception Sunday at Grace United Methodist church. Dr. and Mrs. Nickerson are shown here, obviously enjoying a portion of the program. The event was sponsored by the Brooklyn Commercial club, Jaycees, / Kiwanis club and a number of interested individuals. The Hickersons were presented with a check for over $5,000 to be used for a trip to Hawaii. Brooklyn Physician Honored