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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 Cedtr Rapids Gazette: TUBS., Niv. 5, 1974 Political Scientist: Candidates Avoiding Issues IOWA CITY (AP) The in- thing for political candidates (Ills year is "to be as clean as the proverbial lioumlstootli" ami politicians "are exploiting this theme." says University of Iowa political scientist Russell Hoss. Even more in tins campaign limn In others, candidates are avoiding discussing Important issues in favor of public rela- tions campaigns which play up side angles. Ross contends. lie contends public relations advisers are telling candidates to emphasize campaign con- tributions to the virtual exclusion of other issues. He says the rationale is that most voters want to hear this topic. But in the process, ho says. issue-oriented voters are deprived of discussions of major problems facing the state and nation. Wants To Know "Most candidates haven't Hone beyond this theme of where their campaign money is coming says Ross. "1 am all in favor of clean elec- tions, 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 dis- misses 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 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. "1 think we've now come to recognize that split-ticket vot- ing is not only legitimate, but lie 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 prac- tically abandon the party label Coal Miner Strike Seen; Stockpiles Above Normal Plioto bv Duonc Crock Brooklyn Physician Honored Dr. L. C. Hickerson, a longtime physician in Brooklyn, was honored by the community at a reception Sunday at Grace United Methodist church. Dr. and Mrs. Hickerson 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 to be used for a trip to Hawaii. Residential Construction Increase Seen as Iowa Population Grows CHICAGO (UPI) Residential construc- tion in a nine-slate area of the Midwest will remain slow for the rest.of 1974 and for the first half of 1975, an expert in private mort- gages 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 dou- ble-digit inflation have made people generally apprehensive and their response to the mone- tary climate is to slay put-do nothing-until economic clouds disperse." Goss predicted Illinois, Michigan and In- diana could expect good activity in planned unit developments, and so could Wisconsin and Minnesota, at a slower pace. South Tama Junior High Jo Present Three Plays The ninth state. South Dakota, could look for u spotty ousing picture with only patches of slower-paced growth. Goss said luxury-priced single family dwellings will do well, especially in suburbs of major cities. Existing properties also will be strong, tioss said. "The trend will lie toward convert- ing older dwellings into two. three, and four- family sites, mostly in older suburbs which are close to Ihe city itself. Buy Old Homes "in some cases a number of singles will gel together, buy an old, large home and turn it into individual homes." (Joss said slow areas will include develop- ment of large-scale multi-family projects and low-to-medium-priced condominiums. lie expects Ihc building market, generally, lo platan in Ihe late spring of 1975, then pick up "because the Midwest, overall, represents a growth area for Ihe housing industry." By Harrison Weber DBS 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 stockpile at this time. Patrick Cavanaugh. deputy director of the council, said the tons of coal presently stockpiled by 16 utilities and 30 industries should carry most of them into February. "This is assuming we have an average winter and the 46 major users receive no addi- tional supply of coal. Cavanaugh is convinced that barring some unforeseen development the United Mine Council Awards Refuse Contract MANCHESTER The city 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 opera- lion Dec. I. Residents will (hen have to pay 45 cents for each bag of trash they leave outside lo be collected. A 25 cents per hour pay increase 1'or all city employes, retroactive to Nov. 1, was approved by the council. Members of the council agreed to a request by the Chamber of Commerce lo 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 Cavanaugh said, "that most of the state's major uoal users have an- ticipated a strike by the miners and have laid in a good supply of coal. "One small factory in Eas- tern Iowa does not have a large stockpile of coal and might bo caught short, "The University of Iowa reportedly has only a 30-day supply of coal on hand, but the university has contingency plans." Approximately eight million tons of coal are used annually in Iowa, Cavanaugh reported, including 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 UMW The survey, he said, indicat- ed 36 percent of the 46 major users of coal in Iowa would run out of coal by next Feb. 1 Cavanaugh noted this es- timate 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 46 users surveyed said they have enough coal to last them until June 1, four percent said they wouldn't run out until Ihe end of 1975, while 28 percent replied they have firm as- surances 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 govern- ment to generate electricity for other areas of the country where the utilities are caught with a short supply of coal. Sixty percent of Iowa's elec- trical generation is coal-fired. Nordic Museum At Decorah Ends Season DECORAH-The Norwegi- an-American museum, here, Vesterheim, closed for the season Sunday. The Vesterheim complex will not be open to the public until the restoration of the main building and the in- stallation of the new exhibits have been completed, sched- uled at an undetermined dale in May. In Iheir campaigns. "You sel- dom see party affiliation men- tinned In ads or billboards anymore." More Important Predictions that voters' disillusionment with govern- ment will put incumbents in political jeopardy have not been borne out, Hoss says. "Surveys show that being Ihe incumbent may be more im- portant this year than in past years." lie says voters disillusion- ment will instead be expressed in u record low voter turnout. "Commonly we expect a 50 to 55 percent turnoul 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, 111. (AP) The value of Iowa farm land increased an average of 2fi percent during the last year, a report by the Federal Reserve bank of Chicago shows. The survey of Iowa bankers indicates the greatest increase a 32 percent jump in land values occurred in north central Iowa. Land values in southeastern Iowa increased 30 percent, compared with 25 percent in nortncast 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 (UPI) A jury of nine women and three men was selected Monday night in Floyd county district court here for the trial of Den- nis Smith. 21, Nora Springs, scheduled to open today. Smith is accused of second degree murder in the shooting death of Douglas Roy. 1U, Rudd. Sept. 7 at a Nora Springs tavern. Smith also faces two other charges. Presiding judge is H. Sullivan. 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 meet- ing Monday night that if a bill pending in the legislature is passed, the Stanwood am- bulance would not meet required standards. His report followed questions from persons attending the meeting who expressed con- cern about the service. Gadke said that a fully equipped ambulance would cost and that an emer- gency medical technician would be required to ride with (he ambulance, under provisions of the bill. The second year two EMT's would be required, with the possibility of replacing one with a registered nurse. Mayor Catherine Winsor ap- pointed David Doser and Don Dop to a committee to find volunteers for an KMT program. In other business. Mayor Winsor tentatively appointed 13111 Henley as Stanwood town marshal. Larry Havel was of- ficially added to the town fire department staff. Mayor Winsor set the town budget hearing for Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. for amending federal revenue spending which ex- ceeded the proposed amount as the result of Ihe purchase of a new sewer pump. Iteceipls of and dis- bursements of were reported for October. Toledo. There will be no ad- mission charge but a free of- fering will be asked. The eighth grade will give "A Penny the ninth grade will present and a combina- tion of the eighth and ninth grades will offer "The Ghost Wore White." Approximately 50 students make up the per- sonnel of the casts, student directors and back-stage workers. Ruth Williams of the teaching staff is directing the plays, with Lynn Moulton her assisting student director. In- dividual 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 entertain- ment. ON THIS DATE in 1946, a new career in politics began as John Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representa- tives at the age of 29. 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. Instead of storing your boat this winter sell it fast with a classified ad! Terry Knakc 222 DOWS BIDG. We hart You're Walling for Don't Walt Any longer. To Report Drag Violation Telephone Michael Dooley 377-8081 Remember, Vote TODAY Eugene J. Democrat County Attorney Paid for by the Committee To Elect Kopocky Linn County Attorney; Pinkie Primrose and Tom Shea, Co-Chrm. Velly good. Frank's Quality Krauc goes Far East when tossed with soy snuce, dash of powdered ginger, Chinese pen pods mid sliced water chestnuts as an accompaniment to Orlcnl.il or entrees. Not so surprising a coinbinnlion. if you knew kraut wns In- vented in China, Third Century. B.C.! FRANK'S. Today, your table. Tomorrow, Ihc world. Look lor the cabbage on the can. Jars and kraut ]ulcc, too.
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