Monday, December 30, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dubuque Voters Decide 3 Races DUBUQUE (UPI) - Voters in traditionally Democratic Dubuque went to the polls Monday to decide the outcome in three special legislative elections. with one of the contests considered especially militant because it will decide which political party controls the Iowa senate. The key election to be de cided pitted former state Hep Robert (arr, a Democrat, against Republican .lim Es* moil in the Tenth senate district. Going into Mondays election, the Democrats controlled 25 seats in the Iowa senate to 24 for the Republicans, and a victory by ( arr would give his Arson Cases Prompt Iowa City Warning IOWA CITY - Police and fire authorities in Iowa City Monday issued a warning to city residents to ta* on the lookout for the culprit of a rash of fires attributed to arson in the city. Public Safety Director David Epstein said “extra patrols and extra precautions are being taken, particularly in a one mile square area in the east central Iowa City.” Kenneth Irving, batallion chief with the fire department, confirmed that “ nearly half of our 20 cases of known arson in 1974 occurred in this east central area mentioned by pollee.” Garage Fires Irvin said, “The majority of fires in the area are garage fires which occur around midnight on Saturday nights.” The latest fires in this area occurred at the James Dixon residence Sunday where fire did extensive damage to the garage and a new car in the structure at the time of the fire was destroyed. Dixon is conductor of the Iowa City symphony. Little damage was done at a second Sunday fire at a resid ence one block from the Dixon’s. Officials said that fire was ignited by a railroad flare found under the front porch. Not One Persons Both police and fire authorities do not blame all the arson cases on a single individual. One juvenile was taken into custody after reportedly being observed setting a fire in a garage earlier . He was released to the custody of his his parents Other cases of arson which are of particular concern to fire officials are three cases discovered at Burge hall, a University of Iowa dormitory. Irving said. "There are hun-dereds of students in the building with the problem complicated by the tremendous number of false alarms reported from the building. After a while, the students simply figure it is a false' alarm and do not evacuate the building, even when the a fire is in progress ” The three known cases of arson at Burge prompted school officials to lock up the laundry areas where the fires were discovered party domination iii the upper chamber. Party Split Victory by Ksmoil would make it a 25-25 party split in the senate, with Republican Ll. Gov. Arthur Neu holding the potentially deciding vote as the presiding officer of that chamber. State Fair Board Switches Ad Agencies DKS MOINKS (AP) - Till' Iowa state fair board has switched advertising agencies to handle promotion of the 1975 state fair, says board secretary Kenneth Folk. The decision ‘‘is the height of injustice,” said an official of the agency which lost the job Fulk said the board decided not to renew its contract with Fessing Flynn Advertising Co. because it wants Celia Wright to do the public relations work. Miss Wright is an account executive who left Lessing-Flvnn a year ago to join the Fultz, LaCasse & and Greenlee, Inc. advertising agency which was retained to promote next year's fair Both agencies are from Des Moines. Fulk said Lessing-Flynn is “an outstanding” agency. Ile said it did a good job in promoting the 1973 and 1974 fairs, but that the board switched to the other agency because of Miss Wright’s work on the 197.3 fair 20 YEARS AGO - At least 22 deaths were attributed to the winter s worst snow storm in the Midwest. Coming «iff a strong showing in the Nov. 5 elections, the Democrats hold a clear 59-seal majority in the Iowa house, so the two special house elections in Dubuque do not weigh as heavily as the senate contest Republican Donna Jo Kann and Democrat Thomas J .Indium were pitted in house District 19, and GOF* contender Thomas J Tauke and Democrat Joe Sullivan wore on the ballot in house District 20 Unrepresented Ksmoil and ( arr c lashed for the senate seat vacated by Democ rat Michael Blouin after he was elected to the I S. house in Iowa’s Second congressional district Nov. 5 The death of state Rep Joseph Clark (D-Dubuque) left house District 19 unrepresented and Carr had been the District 20 representative. The throe Democrats were the predicted winners iii Monday’s elections in Dubuque because I he voter registration in the northeast Iowa city has been traditionally Democ ratic. However, the Republicans felt they nominated a viable, widely known candidate in Ksmoil, a former Dubuque television news anc horman taking his first stab at elective offic e. Active in Politics Carr. 37. is a stockbroker und former union official who has been ac tive in Democ ratic politics all his life. He* has served one tem in the* Iowa house from (he* 20th Distric t Ksmoil, 33. is un 11-year veteran television newscaster, and former anchorman cif now defunct Kl)! B television here Award Settlement Against Two Convicted Killers DKS MOINKS (AP) - A $258,(KHI settlement for Mary Ann boder, Des Moines, has been granted against two men convicted of killing her husband during a service station robbery. Gerald Koder, then 29 and a Vietnam war veteran, was an attendant at a Des Moines service station when he was fatally shot on March 29, 1972 Polk County District Court Judge Gibson Holliday awarded the settlement to Mrs. Koder, 2H, after she brought suit against Thadius Allen, IS. and Robert Winfrey, 2d Winfrey is serving a life sentence in the* state penitentiary for his part in the slaying. Allen is serving a 40-year sentence at the* men's reformatory in Anamosa. GOP With The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Dec. 30, 1974 To Link Fund Dinner Ray Inaugural Ball By Harrison Weber DKS MOINES (IDF’A) - Iowa Republicans plan to hold a fundraising dinner in conjunction with the governor’s inaugural ball. Tic kets for the cocktail-buf-fet dinner, to be held at Hotel Fort Des Moines preceding the ball on Jan. IB, are IKM) apiece. Gov. Robert Ray and Ut. Gov. Arthur Non, both Republicans, will take their oaths of office earlier in the day in ceremonies starting at I p.m. at Veterans' auditorium Ray, who will begin serving his fourth term, is the first governor in modern Iowa history to be elected to a four-year term; the longer term is a result of a change in the state's constitution. Inaugural Ball Ll. Gov Neu was elec ted to his second term and, it too, will be for four years. The inaugural ball, which will also be held at Veterans’ auditorium, is slated to get under way at 8 p.m. ★ ★ ★ The loua State Education Assn.’s political arm, IPACK, reports teachers were very effective in the November el- Harrison Weber ection, especially in the* Iowa legislative races. Teacher-endorsed candidates won in IB of the 2(1 senate races. In the house the endorsed candidates were winners in 54 of the BB contests. ★ ★ ★ During the budget hearings last week, Rep. Wally Horn (D-Cedar Rapids) asked State Safety Commissioner Charles Larson if the state planned to hire any women as highway patrol troopers. No Applicants I .arson, w ho had just announced the department was seeking 35 additional troopers, replied the state doesn’t have any female applicants at present, but emphasized that women are eligible for appointment. ‘‘They seem to be more interested in investigative work,” Larson observed, noting the state bureau of criminal investigation is about ready to swear in its first female state agent. Larson noted several state’s have women as state troopers and reported they are working out fine. Tuesday Services for John D. Luerkens MT.    VERNON—John    D Luerkens. B4, of the Linn county home, died Sunday after a short illness. Formerly of Mi. Vernon, he had lived near Marion for four years. Born April 25. 1910, in Germany, he farmed for many years. He attended the Lutheran church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. George Folken, Monticello, and two brothers, Henry Luerkens, Central City, and William Luerkens. Marion. Services will be held at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories at 3 30 p m Tuesday. Burial Cedar Memorial cemetery Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial funeral home Monday and at the chapel after 2:30 pm Tuesday. The casket will be closed at 3 15 p.m. Tuesday. There’s one salesperson in eastern Iowa that makes over seventy-four thousand calls a day. Put him to work for your business! A display ad in The Cedar Rapids Gazette ii probably the most economical sales representative your business can have. Put it to work regularly For you — daily, weekly, or anytime! Call tomorrow . . . find out bow to put Eastern Iowa's most efficient salesperson to work for you. 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