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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Burlington, Iowa Hawk Eye tems one More gift to give i before you Call your Christmas giving Complete the Burlington Community Chest organization has one last suggestion for you. See the advertisement and use the Coupon on Page 8 in today a Hawk Eye. Holidays mail schedule set the Burlington Post office will be closed Christmas Day Friday. There will be no window Lockbox collection or City or Rural mail service provided and Only special delivery mail will be delivered. In announcing the Holiday schedule Arthur r. Petersen postmaster said a was most service requirements Are reduced on the saturday following Christmas and to provide our employees with an Opportunity to spend As much time with their families As possible there will be no City or Rural delivery on that Date. Limited window service will be provided the lock Box Section and collections will be made on an augmented Holiday schedule. Special delivery mails will be delivered and distribution of outgoing mails will be made. A while this Day is not a Federal Holiday this service adjustment is made to allow As Many employees As possible leave on this Day. On the saturday Jan. 2 weekend Normal delivery services both City and Rural will be aliens must report address in january the United states immigration and naturalization service reports that the period within which aliens must report their addresses is almost at hand. Hie month of january has been set for the address reporting period. All aliens in the United states with few exceptions must report their addresses to the government during that period. The forms with which to make the report will be available at All Post offices and offices of the immigration and naturalization service during the month of january. All aliens Are urged to comply with the reporting requirements As wilful failure to do so May Lead to serious consequences. Chamber planning promotional Book a promotional Booklet about burling on May be rolling off the presses one Fine Day. The chamber of Commerce has endorsed the idea brainchild of the City Beautiful committee. Plans Call for the chamber and other agencies to sponsor a 24-Page Booklet stressing history Beauty spots facilities and future. The City Beautiful committee is asking chamber members to submit suggestions copy drawings photographs and ideas for the Booklet. They May be presented at the chamber office. Pastor s family has gifts stolen while Rev. Edward Anderson was at Church sunday night someone entered his residence at 1236 Madison and took All the family a Christmas gifts. Police said entry was gained through a door on the East Side of the House. A screwdriver was used to pry the door Between 5 30 . And 9 30 . A Davenport cover a tape player valued at $125 and All the gifts were taken from under the Christmas tree. Rev. Anderson is pastor of the Church of the open Bible 12th and Locust. Speed limits Cut in w. Burlington the request of the West Burlington City Council for a lowering of Speed limits has been granted by the Iowa Highway commission. The Council asked that All Speed limits within the West Burlington City limits be lowered from 60 mph. To 45 mph. On both highways�?34 and 406�?to the West City limits. Upon receipt of the in cd a Okay the Council had new Speed limit signs posted. To kids the Burlington Hawk Eye 134th year no. 139 phone 754-8461 Burlington Iowa monday december 21, 1970 16 pages a two sections Price 10c Broadways great White no its just downtown Burlington but the Brilliant res Lendence of Street lights outdoor decorations and storefront displays set off by the time exposed streaks of Auto headlights set up a Hawk Eye photo by Michael Haft dazzling scene for the annual pre Christmas Bustle of evening shoppers along Jefferson Street in this scene from the roof of the Federal building. Bishop Calls for 12 grades Bishop Gerald of Keefe of Davenport sunday recommended retaining a 12-Grade Bur Lington West Burlington Catholic school system. Bishop of Keefe the Bishop made his recommendation at a meeting in notre Dame High school at which the future of the financially pressed system was discussed. Meeting with the Bishop were about 40 representatives of the clergy the Catholic Lay school Board and financial representatives of the four Parish councils of Burlington and West Burlington. The Bishop told the group he was opposed to dropping any portion of the 12-Grade system. However he told the group tile financial responsibility for keeping Catholic schools open Here rests with individuals parishes and Catholic organizations. Davenport diocesan supt of schools father w. Robert Schmidt who also attended the meeting said he was optimistic Over the possibility of state Aid for non Public schools. Committee to be named a local committee to include representatives of the Catholic school Board Parish councils and pastors is scheduled to tackle the problem of next years Catholic school budget and How it can be met. Aiso expected later this week is a statement from pastors Parish councils and the school icy Road conditions seen Hawk Eye land motorists can expect hazardous Road condition.? this week a possibly As soon As tonight a As a Large storm Center moves eastward across the nations midsection. Although Only the extreme Southern Edge of the state had been hit by a freezing drizzle sunday night and this morning Bur Weatherman Cletus Pauli said a a there a no reason to think Well miss it the Iowa Highway patrol said the Freezy skid stuff was affecting roads As close As eight Miles North of Keokuk this morning but Pauli predicted that a we get the main thrust of the thing dangerous conditions the most dangerous driving conditions began in Central Missouri along a line extending from about Hannibal into Eastern Kansas Pauli said As he looked for freezing rain drizzle or Light Snow in Hawk Eye land overnight tonight. A and there a More Chance of precipitation wednesday night or thursday a he predicted raising the Hopes of those who like a White Christmas. Weather forecast occasional freezing rain or drizzle or Light Snow tonight and tuesday possibly becoming Light rain on tuesday. Not quite so cold tonight and tuesday. Low tonight 28, High tuesday 35. Wednesday Outlook Cloudy Little temperature change with a Chance of Snow wednesday night or thursday. River stages Burlington 9.2, Down 0.1 Wapello 2.9, Down 0.2 Augusta 4.8, Down 0.7. Board As to the future of the school system. A $292,000 budget was set for Tho 12-Grade parochial school system this year. No formal budget for the coming year has been set but a preliminary figure of about t $295,000 has been mentioned. Parish assessments tuition and fees Are the major sources of income for the system. Parishes Are facing increasing costs of maintenance and operation in addition to rising costs of maintaining the local school system. The system is administered by a Lay Board which includes three representatives from each of the Burlington and West Burlington parishes. Ways to increase Parish commitments a possible Rise in tuition and fees a cutback in the number of grades in the system and possible Loans have been suggested As Means for continued operation. Cites Cost in voicing opposition to abandoning or cutting Back the local system Bishop of Keefe told the meeting that establishing a substitute religious training program to take the place of schools is difficult and expensive. In at least one Case he said the establishment of such a system Cost More than the operation of schools. Gomulka ousted in Poland Warsaw up a Calm began to return to rebellious Poland today with the announcement that Wladyslaw Gomulka had been ousted As Leader of the nations communist party and replaced by Edward Gierek. Gierek began talks today to try to straighten out the country a Economy. Warsaw radio said 80 per cent of the shipyard workers were Back at their jobs in Gdansk Danzig and Gdynia where the riots that finally toppled Gomulka began last monday. There was no word from the other Baltic seaport of Szczecin Stettin Here the worst rioting occurred and which was still sealed off from the rest of the nation. In Warsaw the tension of the past week seemed to be lifting. There had been rumours of a general strike Here today but none materialized and residents of the capital went about their worx gossiping and joking about the leadership changes. Former Miner named Gomulka 65, was fired sunday after 14 years of leadership and the 57-year-old Gierek a former Miner and Engineer was named his successor in an attempt to end the crisis and rebuild the nations Economy. Telephone connections to Gdansk and Gdynia were restored. It was believed the mrs. Lange death Early thursday Mary b. Lange 37-year three was killed sometime last thursday police believe search for the killer moved slowly under the Gray skies of Christmas week As a prime suspect was cleared by a lie Detector test. Mis Langer a blood spattered car was found on Smith St. At plane off division by Burlington police at 12 37 . Friday her body was found shortly before to . Saturday in the Waters of Long Creek below a Bridge on a popular a lovers Lane nine Miles West of Burlington. Authorities Are now fairly certain mrs. Lange was killed by someone who knew her and who was familiar with roads in the area. While test results of mud on mrs. Langer a car have not come Back officials think her car was used to transport her to the Long Creek area. An out of state Friend of mrs. Lange told authorities he had Beer with her from shortly after 8 45 . Wednesday when she left a municipal employ yes party at memorial auditorium until 2 45 . Thursday. Police inspector James Ewing Sam the unnamed male companion a was As Good a suspect As you could have Fourdy but that following a polygraph lie Detector test in Cedar rapids the Friend was cleared As a suspect. Consented to test Ewing said the Man after consulting with an attorney consented to the test. Test results were negative Ewing said. He said authorities have no reason to believe the Man a is telling us anything other than the the test was conducted by a Veteran administrator Ewing said. Who believes the Man was telling the truth. Police questioned the Man on this cd separate occasions Ewing said. He told them he had been with mrs. Lange whose divorce from Marvin Lange was pending from shortly after she left the party until she let him out of her car in Down town Burlington at 2 45 . Thursday. The Friend said he was sure All doors to the Auto were locked because he locked the front passenger door As he left. Authorities declined to reveal where mrs. Lange and her male companion were during the nearly six hours they were together. Police appealed for anyone who might have seen the White 1966 Chevrolet four door Sedan after 2 45 . Thursday to Contact them at once. They said they believe the car had half a tank of Gas when the Friend got out and feel i could have been driven a considerable distance Between the time he left and when neighbors say they first noticed it Ai 7 . Thursday. Car spotted initial reports indicated the car was seen at Smith and plane at to . Wednesday an hour and 15 minutes after she left the party. Police said monday interviews with neighbors in the area make them feel the car was not there until 7 . Thursday. Mrs. Langer a purse and one shoe the Only two personal items not found with her body were recovered sunday. The shoe was found in a where in the world. ? Wladyslaw Gomulka Baltic Region was still tense specially in Szczecin where deaths and injuries ran High Edward Gierek and the riots left a Sharp taste of bitterness that will take months or years to erase. A old Burlington Mother of Between 2 15 and 7 . Bulged wire Fence which cuts across Long Creek a the same Fence in which mrs. Lange s body was caught when discovered. The purse was found one mile West of Middletown on the North Side of tile Geode Blacktop. Deputy sheriff Mel Berges Sai it i it appeared the purse had been tossed from the operator s site of an eastbound vehicle. Its contents were strewn Over a 2c-Yard area but mrs. Large s uncashed payroll Check was still in the purse. Authorities Aren t sure if anything is missing from the purse. Autopsy inconclusive initial results of an autopsy were inconclusive Berges said but authorities said she did have head injuries. To exact cause of death has not been reported. Authorities do not believe mrs. Lange was sexually Saul Ted and do not think robbery was the motive for the slaying. Obituary on Page 13. High court limits 18-year vote rights Washington up the supreme court ruled today that 18-year-Olds shall be entitled to vote in presidential Senate and House elections but not in state and local races except where state Laws allow it. The decision partially upholding the constitutionality of voting legislation enacted by Congress Early this year is expected immediately to qualify Turner sees two ballots what is Belgium a oldest City answer on Page 2. Des Moines up Iowa attorney general Richard Turner said today the state May have to invest in separate ballots to execute the wishes of the . Supreme court con a Kerning 18-year-old voting. In a split opinion the supreme court held the new voting age statute allows 18-year-Olds to vote in presidential congressional and senatorial elec tons on the National level but not in state and local elections. A i must preface All my re Marks by saying that i can to be certain about anything until i see the opinion a said tur Ner. Registration advice the Iowa Justice official advised local election officials to accept registrations from younger voters after the Law was enacted but before the court Challenge of the statute was completed. Turner said he thought that practice should be continued to make voting records less confusing. A i expect this decision will have far reaching effects on elections nationally and state a wide a Turner said. A a it a con a Ceivalle there would be a substantial difference in the out come of elections part Wise on a National basis but not on the state level if the Young people Are limited in the elections in which they can Turner said separate ballots will probably be necessary to make sure the 18 year Olds Only vote for the offices for which they Are considered a qualified must change ballots Iowa is one of 47 states that have age requirements presently ranging from 19 to 21 for electors. A ordinarily the president Senate and congressional races Are on the same ballot with the state officials but obviously this will have to be changed a Turner said. When asked whether he would Back changing Iowa a voting age to 18, Turner replied a a in a not in the legislative business. I just done to pending before the 1971 Iowa legislature is a proposed constitutional amendment that would not Only lower the voting age but also extend full Legal rights to persons 19 years old or older. The Amend e n t must be passed in its in t a c t form by either the 1971 or 1972 Iowa Legislatures before going to the people for a vote. An additional to million Young voters for future Federal elections. By a 5-4 margin the court on one hand agreed that Congress had the right to set the voting age for National elections for president and members of Congress. But by a 5-4 vote involving a different bloc of justices the court held that Congress could not by legislation interfere with state age requirements for voting in no Federal offices. Black comments Iii the main opinion on this Issue Justice Hugo l. Black declared a it is a Plain fact of history that the framers of the Constitution never imagined that the National Congress would set the qualifications for voters in every election from president to local Constable or Village Alderman. A it is obvious that the whole Constitution reserves to the states the Power to set voter qualifications in state and local elections except to the limited extent that the people through constitutional amendments have specifically narrowed the Powers of the the four justices joining in a minority opinion argued that the 18-year-old vote should have been permitted even at the state and local Levels. Uphold key sections the justices were in greater agreement in upholding two other key sections of the 1970 voting rights act a one striking Down state residency rules of beyond 30 Days for voting in presidential elections and the other Banning throughout the country literacy tests for voting. In other actions before recessing for the holidays the court refused to hear an Appeal by Robert g. A Bobby Baker former Secretary to Senate democrats of his 1967 conviction charges of theft income tax evasion and related charges. The Brief order meant that the former Lyndon b. Johnson protege must soon Start serving a jail term of one to three years. Agreed in a Charleston w. Va., Case to consider the housing rights of ghetto residents displaced by interstate Highway construction. Arguments will be heard later in the term and a written opinion will then be issued. Let stand a decision that Alaska could lease Oil and Gas rights to the bed of Tho Tust Amena Lake in the Kenai National Moose Range. Shopping Days a til Christmas

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