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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Receive Land Use Objections By Ijrry Tanner I hrnliNimo 11.......... _ _ The Ci'dar Itaplds Wed., Nov. 27, 1971 By l-arry Tanner Marlon's planning Ing commission received objection anil heard tlireo oilier persons question the use of land adjacent to the Unn-Alrc airport for an dustrial development. Objections came at a public hearing Tuesday at Ihe city hall. The written objection was received from Nile c (lersen, route 'i. He cited 12 reasons as the basis for his objection. Among his objections were such a move would establish industry into an agricultural area; would take "good" agri- cultunil land out of produc- tion; extending utilities to the area would cause unnecessary expense to land owners; it would create additional traffic problems In Hie area, and would Increase load on the Marion police and five depart- ments. Logical Direction Hubert Verhllle, head of the Unn-AIre Industrial Develop- ment Estates, said Ihe area is a logical direction for indus- trial growth in the city. "We are not displacing any farm sites with the develop, menl. It will not affect income of any of the area farm fami- lies. "Concerning traffic prob- lems, we would propose a one- way easlbound road to (he Cedar Rapids Engineering Co. site from highway 151. Traffic exiting from the site would go cast to the first intersection and Ihen north to Ihe high- way." Thomas I'arks, president of Cedar Rapids said; "Why do we waul to come People Is Ihe pri- mary reason. The proposed site Is closer lo the homes of 54 percent of our work force than at the present site. Also, we want first crack at people from the outlying communi- ties such as Kpringvillc, An- amosa, Ml. Vernoii, Coggon and Central City, for job op- portunities." Charles Bcahm, manager of the but fell the mallei- was being pushed loo quickly by the city. Bullis said'the city already has lo uc res of land available lor industrial development. Preliminary Cosls Herman Thompson, city Council Approves Second Readings on Two Ordinances the Marlon division chamber of commerce, said Ihe board of directors and retail bureau were unanimously In lavor of the re-localion of Die firm. The three men urging the sion until ligures are available on Ihe cost of extending sewer and walci lines to (he area were: Sclioon, civil en- consullanl, said glncer and former tity engi- preliminary figures he had neer; Chester Bullis, former discussed with Terry Chew mayor and owner of a real city engineer, on (he sewer estate linn, and Second Ward costs were between 000 Councilman Hurley W. Hall. and Water depart- All three said they were not merit figures will be available opposed to the re-location of in mld-Oecember. William Iteilly, plan chair- man, said the mailer will be discussed between "now and our regular meeting In De- cember." Superintendent Pay Hike Voted by Board List Holiday Closing Plans Marion's city hall will'he closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holidays. The public library will be closed Thursday bul open Fri- day on regular hours. Garbage collection schedule will run one day lale. Thurs- day's schedule will he fol- lowed Friday. Crews will pick up Friday's schedule Satur- day. Marion's post office will be closed Thursday but will follow the regular schedule of hours and pickup and delivery Friday. Special deliveries will he made Thursday. Mail will be collected Thursday al the Boxes adjacent lo Ihe post off- ice. Sorg Pharmacy will close Thanksgiving Day. Please call 377-1533 for courteous, prompt, emergency prescription ser- vice. Adv. Sell lloasi: Mr. and Mrs. Milo G. Vanderlinden have sold their house at 945 Sev- enteenth street to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Papesh, jr., of Postville. Possession was given Nov. 23. Sale was made by Kensinger, Realtors, in co- operation with Larry D. Sharp and Co. First National Motor Bank will close li p.m. Friday, Nov. 29lh. Adv. Kiwanis Marion Kiwanis club will meet lonighl al (i P.m. al Hie Suburban. The meeting is moved ahead one- day because of Thanksgiving. The monthly business meeting is set. ik- Salcs Help Wanted for Holiday Season. Boston Slore Adv. Chamber Closed Marion division Chamber of Com- merce office will be closed Thursday and Friday in ob- servance of the Thanksgiving holidays. "Slar" selections appearing daily in Classified, make your Christmas shopping easier: Sec the Want Ads! Adv. Undergoes Surgery Mrs. Lydia Windsor, 205 Fifth ave- nue, is a surgical palienl at St. Luke's hospital. Visitors are permitted. Gratefully acknowledging all the kindness extended to (he family during our recent bereavement. Clifford Burns and family. Adv. VMCA Marion branch YMCA will be closed Thurs- day for Thanksgiving bul will re-open Friday. Most Marion Merchants open Friday evening, lliis week only Adv. Labor Relations Jobs Approved DES MOINES The Iowa executive council ap- proved five labor relations ex- aminer jobs Monday for the new public employment rela- tions board. The board, which will conduct public employe bar- gaining starling nc.xl July 1, said it will eventually need eight such posilions, bul five will be enough initially. The board said il intends to fill Ihe positions on a need ba- sis, tentatively starling Dec. 1. II plans lo add (wo more ex- aminers Jan. 1, one on Feb. 1 and the other March I. Quick-Change Scheme Lands Two in Jail INDEPENDENCE Two Illinois men were arrested Saturday night by Independ- ence police following com- plainls that service station operators in lire wesl parl of Independence had been bilked by quick-change operators. Thomas F. Howe, 21, of Elgin, III., and John W. San- line, 20, of Dundee, III., were stopped for questioning on Ihe basis of a ear dcscriplion and license number furnished in one complaint to police. Of- ficers said the car was ap- parently heading nut of (own on highway 20 wesl when the arrests were made Both men were charged with three counts of larceny apiece and Howe was also cit- ed l'ir a li- ten.-., D'in.ild llveger Sunday set bond at each. Howe pled guilty lo Ihe driver's license charge and wiis fined tilt 50. He was re- leased after posting bond im the oilier charge. Sanllne remained in Ihe Buchanan counly jail Monday. Victims of Ihe alleged quick-change scheme were Hank's Deep Hock, Koeppel's Conoco and C. and II. Gas Co., nil on highway west. Pay will range from lo under the state merit employment system for Ihe positions, which will fall into two merit pay classicia- tions. The board said it the need examiners to help in bargain- ing unit determination, resolv- ing complaints, overseeing employe elections, reviewing employe organization for compliance with board policy requirements and other duties. High School Classes Will Begin Dec. 2 VINTON Winter term adull high school completion classes will begin meeting Dec. 2 at Washington high school in Vinton. Classes will meet weekly from to p.m. for 12 weeks. The classes are sponsored by the cojnmunily education offices at Kirkwood Communi- ty college and are tuilion free for adults whose original high school class has graduated. There is a fee for younger persons whose classes arc still in high school. Classes meet informally, allowing individual students lo learn al their own pace. Cred- ils earned in the program arc- applied toward high school diplomas awarded by Kirk- wood. The Vinlon program in- structor is Hit hard Kucny. Anyone interested may regis- ter at any class meeting, or contact Kiieny al 472-2084. Marion's council Wednesday morning met briefly to ap- prove the second reading of two ordinances. Approval was given to the second reading of an ordi- nance rezoning land on Third avenue between Thirty-first and Thirty-fiflli streets from A-l rural restricted to R-4 res- idential. Second reading also was approved for the ordinance bringing the auxiliary police Central City Project May Be In Jeopardy ROCK ISLAND, 111. Three Iowa water resource projects are among 370 the army corps of engineers is considering abandoning, offi- cials of the corps' Rock Island district said Monday. The three. Iowa projects are Central City reservoir, a flood control and recreational pro- ject on the Wapsipinicon riv- er; Bellcvue small boat har- bor, on the Mississippi river al Bellcvue, and Green Island levee and drainage district No. 1, along the Mississippi in southeastern Iowa. Under a law passed earlier lliis year, the corps is re- quired to review all its construction projects and reprt to congress those for which no funds have been authorized in the last eight years. Escort Prompts Sheriff's Ruling VINTON The recent ep- isode of providing a police escorl for a Waterloo woman lo Iowa City because it was mislakenly believed she was aboul to have a baby, has triggered a response from Bcnlon counly Sheriff Kenneth Popenhagen. He said he will issue an order for no more police es- corls in Benlon county, except in special circumstances. Popenhagen said he has received calls for an escort several times where it was questionable whether an emergency vehicle was really needed. He said it is more danger- ous to escorl someone than to lei them go through on their own, especially at night, as people sometimes pull over for sirens and flashing red lighls and then pull back onto roads as soon as Ihe vehicle has passed, not realizing there may be a second vehicle com- ing. Also, he said, trying to keep Iwo vehicles together (the escorl and the emergency vehicle) while passing cars and meeting traffic" can get real hairy." unit Into the police depart- menl. The ordiance will give the part time officers the power of arrest and the op- portunity to share in fringe benefits. A class B beer permit and Sunday beer permit were approved for Hie Zodiac No- Sauce Inn, 5185 Eighth ave- nue. The council ended the open portion of Ihe meeting by going into executive session to discuss personnel mailers. Man, Is Charged With Bank Robbery IOWA. CITY-A man being held in Iowa Cily lias been charged with. Ihe robbery of a ba.ik in III., last May. Arliss W. Graves, 28, of Mo- line, III., was arrested in Iowa Cily on charges of robbery of a Derby service station in Coralville last week. Information was given to the FBI from Johnson counly authorities which lead to the new bank robbery charges being filed Monday. Judge Denies Parole, Issues Arrest Warrant TOLEDO-The parole of Beri Nungesser, 21, lasl re- ported address Cedar Rapids, was revoked Friday in Tama county district court by Judge John Ilyland. Nungesser pled guilty April 4, 1973 to false uttering of a check for to the Ben- nell's DX slation in Tama. He was given a suspended sent- ence of seven years in (he Men's reformatory in Ana- mosa and was paroled to Ihe bureau of adult corrections. During the second hearing on Nungesser's parole, Judge Ily- land ordered him imprisoned in the Men's reformatory for seven years and issued a bench warrenl for his arresls. His attorney and parole agenl have been unable to locale him. Agency Acts, Then Votes to Cancel Move AMES The Iowa highway commission Tuesday approved an action and a few minutes later decided il had belter cancel the resolution. In its zeal to get things done, the commissioners often lake (he slaff's word thai something needs to be passed and fail to study the mailer. By a unanimous vote Tues- day, the commission approved removing a portion of a road in Muscaline county from the primary system and replacing il with another newly-re- constructed section After going ahead and re- solving olher mailers, howev- till! emission was asked to reconsider its earlier action by Commissioner Robert Rigler, who had just gotten around to reading the Mus- caline counly order. Rigler noliced the road lo lie removed and Ihe road lo be added had identical locations, something no one else had discerned. A somewhat embarrassed slaff member said lie guesse a secretary had merely mi: typed Ihe order. Tlie commission look bat- its approval but will get ai oilier change in two weeks. IOWA CITY The Iowa Ci- ly Community school board voted a a year pay increase for Supt. Merlin Ludwig. The hoard voted the pay increase from to al ils Tuesday niglil mocl- ing. The board also took prelimi- nary sleps lo alleviate a dangerous wall in the gym of Cily high school All activities in the gym have been cancelled due to the potentially dangerous wall conditions. The board approved further architect's study of the situa- tion. Preliminary reports in- dicale wall reparirs could run as high as and lake- more than four months to complete. Kequcsl Study The board also requested a study of whether a tcmorary wall would be feasible so use of the facility could be re- sumed while permanent re- pairs are effected. The board he.ird a recom- mendation concerning the observance of Chnslmas as a religious holiday in the community schools. Recommendations are Ihe elimination of the majority of Christmas trees in the school, abolishment of gift exchanges and climinalion-of material which could be offensive lo religious minorities. Forward Suggestions The suggestions will be forarded to the parents advi- sory committee for study. The recommendations were made by staff personnel fol- lowing conferences with par- ents who expressed concern over their children participat- ing in Christmas activiiles contrary lo their own religious beliefs. J. Arthur Eveland Dies; Services Pending BROOKLYN-The Rev. .1. Arlhur Eveland, (13, pastor of Grace United Methodist church here since 1970, died Tuesday in a Grinnell hos- pital. The Rev. Mr. Eveland was a member of Ihe Brooklyn Commercial club, Kiwanis and Masonic lodges and was 11. gov. of district 10 of the Iowa-Nebraska division of Kiwanis. He is survived by his wife; three sons, John, Honolulu; Paul, Raymore, Mo.; David, Denver; three sisters, Mrs. Harold Dursl, Brookfield, Mo.; Mrs. Henry Anstine, Kansas City, Mo.; and Mrs. AI Rhodes, West Plains, Mo. Services are pending at Nevenhovcn's. Man is Charged Following Incident In West Union WEST UNION James K. Rose, 23, Lal'orle Cily, was charged wllh striking a fixed object following an accident here Saturday which resulted in a cily-wlde power failure. Aulhorilies said a car struck guy wires supporting utility poles. When the lines fell, power to Ihe community was cul off al about p.m. Saturday. Some of the power was not restored unlil about (i a.m. Sunday. Saturday Rites for Retired Minister VINTON The Rev. Leslie J. Faris, 75, retired Methodist minister, died Tuesday follow- ing a long illness. Born June 13, 1899, near Ml. Auburn, he and the former Helen Shurtleff were married Aug. 14, 1930, in Palo. He served Methodist churches in Palo, Marble Rock, Ridgeway-Freeporl, Fairbank-Oran, Volga, Buck Creek-Ryan, Winthrop-Mason- ville, Melbourne, Coggon- Silver Creek and Stale Center. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, James, Cedar Rapids; a (laughter, Mrs. Raymond Oldf.ilher, Belten- dorf; a brother, liarlan, McAllen, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. D.T. Eells, Cedar Falls. Services Saturday at 1 Wesley United Melhodisl church. Visitation at Camp- bell's after 1 Krida- Littleton Family Loses Possessions in House Fire ON THIS DATE in 1703, a coastal storm in England look an estimated lives. LITTLETON Fire Sunday destroyed the Leonard Oh! family residence despite the efforts of three fire compa- nies. The Olils had left their home al about p.m. Sun- day and returned three hours later lo find flames shooting through Ihe roof. Firemen from Independence and Fairbank assisted Jesup fire- fighters for three hours. The fire was believed lo started at the back of Ihe house where an addition was being constructed. All family possessions were lost. Girl Reports Abduction to Tiffin Rest Area IOWA CITY A 17-year olt Rock Island, 111., girl has tol< the Johnson counly sheriff's department thai she was abducted by a man who forcei her lo drive interstate 80 fron the Quad Cities to Ihe Tiffii rest area. She reported the man got out of her car about a.m. Tuesday and began to hitch hike wcsl. The girl told police her abductor was aboul 22, 5-foot, 10 inches, with a Fu-Man-Chu moustache. The girl said she was not harmed and the man rode in the backseat. List Updated DES MOINHS (UFI) The Iowa commission on the stains of women has updated and expanded ils lisl of women seeking appointments lo slate positions. Commission Chair- man Crisline Wilson said Tuesday the new completed rosier forms will be entered on a mechanized card punch system "to facilitate the selec- tion of qualified women based on Iheir experience and areas of interest." School Burglary DYSAKT (UPI) Thieves torched and pried open a safe nl the high school here and escaped wllh to 8500, offi- cials reported Tuesday. An- Ihorilies said they don't know how Ihe Ihieves entered Ihe school but adil Ihe loss could have been much greater be- cause Ihey deposited in n bank Monday afternoon be- fore (he breakin. 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