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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dubuque Voters Decide 3 Races The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Doc. 31. It74 OimUQUE (Ul'I) Voters in tradltluniilly Democratic Dulwguc wont to I he polls Monday to decide the outcome in three special legislative el- ections, with one of (he con- tests considered especially im- portant because it will decide which political party controls the Iowa senate. The key election to lie de- cided pitted runner state Hep. Hubert a Democrat, against Republican Jim Ks- moll In the Train senate dis- trict. (Joint; into Mondays elec- tion, the Democrats controlled 25 seats in the Iowa senate to 24 [or the Itepulilicans, and a viclorv by Carr would wive his Arson Cases Prompt Iowa City Warning IOWA CITY Police and fire authorilies in Iowa Cily Monday issued a warning lo city residents to be on the lookout for Ihe culprit of a rash of fires attributed to ar- son in the city. Public Safely Director Dav- id Epstein said "extra patrols and extra precautions are being taken, particularly in a one mile square area in the east central Iowa Cily." Kenneth Irving, batallion chief wilh the fire depart- ment, confirmed that nearly half of our cases of known arson in 1974 occurred in this east central area mentioned by police." Garage Fires Irvin said, "The majoritiy of fires in Ihe area are garage fires which occur around mid- night on Salurday nighls." The lalest fires in Ibis area occurred at the James Dixon residence Sunday where fire did extensive damage to Ihe garage and a new car in Ihe slruclure al Ihe lime of Ihe fire was destroyed. Dixon is conductor of the Iowa City symphony. Little damage was dene at a second Sunday fire at a resid- ence one block from the Dix- on's. Officials said that fire was ignited by a railroad flare found under the front porch. Not One Persons Both police and fire authori- lies do not blame all the ar- son cases on a single individu- al. 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 tremen- dous number of false alarms reported from Ihe building. After a while, the students simply figure it is a false alarm and do not evacuale the building, even when the a fire is in progress." The three kno'.vn cases of arson al Burge prompted school officials to lock up the laundry areas where the fires were discovered. parly domination In the upper chamber. Party Split Victory by Esmoll would make It a 25-25 parly split in the senate, with Republican LI. Gov. Arthur Neu holding the potentially deciding vote as the presiding officer of that chamber. State Fair Board Switches Ad Agencies MOINKS (AP) The Iowa stale fair board has switched advertising agencies to handle promotion of the 1975 stale fair, says board se- cretary Kenneth Fulk. The decision "is the height of said an official of the agency which lost the job. Fulk said Ihe board decided nut to renew its contract wilh Lessing Flynn Advertising Co. because it wanls Celia Wrighl lo do Ihe public relalions work. Miss Wright is an account executive who left Lessing- Flynn a year ago to join the LaCasse and Green- lee, Inc. advertising agency which was retained lo promote next year's fair. Both agencies are from Des Moines. Fulk said Lessing-Flynn is "an outstanding" agency. He said it did a good job in prom- oting the 1973 and 1974 fairs, bul lhat the board switched to the other agency because of Miss Wright's work on the 1973 fair. 20 YEARS AGO Al Icasl 22 deaths were attributed lo the winter's worst snow storm in the Midwest. Coming off a strong show- Ing in the Nov. 5 elections, the Democrats hold a clear nil-seal majority in Ihe Iowa house, so the two special house elections In Dubuque do not weigh as heavily as the senate contest. Republican Dunnu Jo Kami and Democrat Thomas ,1. Jo- chum were pitied in house District 19, and (iOP contend- er Thomas .1. Tauke and Dem- ocrat Joe Sullivan were on the ballot in house District 211. Unrepresented Ksmoil and Carr clashed for the senate seat vacated by Democrat Michael Bluuin aft- er ho was elected to the U.S. house in Iowa's Second con- gressional district Nov. 5. The death of slate Hep. .Joseph Clark (D-Dubuque) left house Dislricl 19 unrepresented and Carr had been the District 20 representative. The Ihree Democrats were the predicted winners in Mon- day's elections in Dubuque be- cause the voter registration in the northeast Iowa city has been traditionally Democratic. However, the Republicans felt they nominated a viable, widely known candidate in Ks- moil, a former Dubuque tele- vision news anchorman taking his first stab at elective office. Active in Politics Carr, 37. is a stockbroker anil funnel' union official who lias been active in Democratic politics all his life, lie has served one tern in the Iowa house from the District. Esinuil. 33, is an 11-year veteran television newscaster, and former anchorman of now defunct KDl'B television here. GOP To Link Fund Dinner With Roy Inaugural Ball Award Settlement Against Two Convicted Killers UKS MOINES A settlement for Mary Ann Koder, DCS Moines, has been granted anain.st two men convicted of killing her hus- band during a service station robbery. Gerald Koder, then 29 and a Vietnam war veteran, was an attendant at u Des Moines service station when he was fatally shot on March 20, HI72. Polk County District Court Judge Gibson Holliday award- ed the settlement to Mrs. Ko- der, after she brought suit against Tliuclius Allen, 18. and Robert Winfrey, Winfrey is serving a life sentence in the state peniten- tiary for his part in the slay- ing. Allen is serving a 411-year sentence at the men's refor- matory in Anamosa. By Harrison Weber MOINES (IUPA) Io- wa Republicans plan to hold a fundraising dinner in conjunc- tion with the governor's inau- gural ball. Tickets for the cocktail-buf- fet dinner, to be held at Hotel Fort Des Moines preceding the ball on .Ian. Hi, are apiece. Gov. Hubert Hay and U. Gov. Arthur Ncu, both Repub- licans, will take their oaths of office earlier in (he day in cer- emonies starting at 1 p.m. at Veterans' auditorium. Ray, who will begin serving his fourth term, is the first governor in modern Iowa his- tory to be elected to a four- year term; the longer term is a result of a change in Ihe state's constitution. Inaugural Ball U. Gov. Neu was elected to his second term and. it loo, will be for four years. The inaugural ball, which will also be held at Veterans' auditorium, is slated In get under way at 8 p.m. The Iowa State Education Assn.'s political arm, IPACE, reports teachers were very effective in the November el- Harrison Weber Larson ubserved, not- ing the state bureau of crimi- nal investigation is about ready to swear in its first fem- ale state agent. Larson noted several stales have women as state troopers and reported they are working out fine. I'ction, especially in the Iowa legislative races. Teacher-endorsed candi- dates won in 16 of the 211 sen- ate races. In the house the en- dorsed candidates were win- ners in 54 of the (ill contests. A During the budget hearings last week, Rep. Wally Morn (D-Cedar Rapids) asked Stale Safely Commissioner Charles Larson if the stale planned to hire any women as highway patrol troopers. No Applicants Larson, who had just an- nounced the department was seeking 35 additional troopers, replied Ihe slate doesn't have any female applicants at pre- sent, but emphasized that women are eligible for ap- pointment. "They seem lo be more in- terested in investigative Tuesday Services for John D. Luerkens MT. D. Luerkens, 64, of Ihe Linn county home, died Sunday aft- er a short illness. Formerly of ML Vernon, he had lived near Marion for four years. Born April 25, 1910, in Germany, he farmed for many years. He attended the Lulher- an church. Surviving are a sisler, Mrs. George Folken, Monticello, and two brothers, Henry Luer- kens, Central City, and Wil- liam Luerkens, Marion. Services will be held at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories at p.m. Tues- day. Burial: Cedar Memorial cemetery. 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