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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, Burlington, Iowa The a a 146th year a no. 268 Burlington. Iowa Friday May 20, 1983 More arrests planned to face drug charges by Mark Mandernach More drug related arrests Are expected next week As a result of a a operation Alert Quot according to Burlington police chief Ted Behne. The arrests will include both Burlington High school students and suppliers from outside the school Behne said. Burlington police arrested five adults and five juveniles wednesday afternoon a nine of them bus students a following a three month undercover operation. A Behne said he was meeting Friday with Des Moines county attorney William l. Dowell concerning the probe and that investigators Are conducting interviews concerning drug traffic in and around Burlington. The five adults arrested wednesday appeared before associate judge Thomas Brown thursday afternoon. Four of them were released and one is fighting extradition from Henderson. 111. County. Bond had originally been set at $5,000. Alan Wade Murphy 19, West Avenue Road West Burlington charged with delivery of marijuana Clinton Jay West 18, of 2115 Isabella and Amy e. Edgington 18. Of 1403 s. 14th, both charged with delivery of Ltd were All granted pretrial release. Lisa Dawn Oetken 18, of iou Ash charged with delivery of cocaine was released on her own recognizance. And David Lee Edwards 20, Rural Gladstone iu., charged with delivery of Ltd is in the Henderson county jail while he fights extradition to Des Moines county. The five juveniles arrested have been turned Over to juvenile authorities but Dowell said he plans to ask the court to try them As adults. The five bus students Are accused of delivery of Ltd marijuana amphetamines and habituated. Four of the juveniles Are 17 and one is 16. Operation Alert which was conducted by division of criminal investigation and student undercover agents was a a designed to Impact both drug dealers and users within the system and create greater Public awareness of the local drug problem Quot Behne said. The two undercover students and several Sci agents have made numerous illegal drug purchases since january. Behne said the two High school students that worked undercover have left the Burlington area. Task Force move teachers to balance out class size Burlington Community school District will move teachers a not students a to improve the student teacher ratio at North Hill and Sunnyside schools. Prospect Hill school principal Bill Beckley said the school Board is expected to implement the recommendation made thursday by a citizens task Force on the districts elementary schools. The average District student teacher ratio is 20 to i but closer to 25 to i at the North Hill and Sunnyside schools. Beckley who was the District bastion for the committee said North Hill school needs two More teachers and Sunnyside school needs a halftime appointment to meet the expected influx of kindergarten pupils next August. These will bring the student teacher ratios at the two Hawk Eye digest a swarm of tornadoes struck the Houston area Early Friday leaving at least eight people dead Page 3. Willow Cramlet has regained custody of her son. Eland. The boy was the Central Issue in a $5.9 million suit Cramlet won against Phil Donahue s multimedia corporation. See today s living Section Page 7. Notre Dame is has a new football coach Marty Sojka see sports Page 13. Today a Index abby.8 classified ads .14-19 comics.19 or solomon.�?9 crossword .19 editorial Page.1.4 for the Hawk Eye happenings. .20 local news.10,20 living.7-9 n National world.2.3 sports.11-13 to entertainment. 5 and by the Way. Moscow up a some 50,000 tons of scrap Metal collected by schoolchildren for recycling is Riding around the soviet Union in the Bottoms of rail cars that cannot be properly emptied the communist party newspaper pravda says. On the average. 660 pounds of Metal scraps remain in each of thousands of rail cars that Are built to unload automatically. But the equipment has never worked properly the newspaper said wednesday. The ferrous metals ministry and rails ministry argue about whose fault it is Quot while Metal which remains in the cars is being carried around the country Quot pravda said. Nice Way to travel a train tour of the Yaap was Given thursday to the Burlington kiwanis club and area government officials. It was a preview of free Railroad Tours for the Public saturday for the armed forces Day Observance at the Plant. Bucking a Breeze in one of the five open air cars Are from left it. Col. William j. Schumacher Kewanian Keith Olson Lee county us mos no re a Kiln per visors Gene Fraise and Jerry Kearns Louisa county supervisor Elmer Thomas standing Des Moines county supervisors Joe Beckman and Dick Lewis Dean Cory of morning Sun Mason a Hanger administrative officer James Farren Des Moines county supervisor Irma Vance and Henry county supervisor Sheldon Kongable. Schools closer to the District average. The committee recommends the teachers be reassigned from other schools. How that will be done is left up to the District administration once registration figures Are tabulated at the beginning of the next school year. Beckley said it will not be necessary to hire new teachers. The committee included to citizens. Two teachers two school Board members and two principals representing All District schools. In other business the school Board agreed to hire notre Dame High school coach Douglas Abel As Burlington High school Sophomore basketball coach and As a Middle school social studies teacher Abel formerly a bus coach will leave notre Dame at the end of this school year. Saturday open House Welcome mat out at Yaap the Iowa army ammunition Plant will celebrate armed forces Day with a Public open House All Day saturday on the 19,000-acre Plant at Middletown eight Miles West of Burlington on us 34. Train rides through the Plant area Quot fun runs Quot on 6.2-mile and two mile courses exhibits of military weapons and equipment will be among the activities. The 34th division army band will play concerts on the Yaap Parade ground at 11 30 and 2 . And movies dealing with ammunition made and developed at the Plant Here will be show at the recreation Hall from 9 30 . To noon and 1-2 30 . Military units from Southeast Iowa will be used in military exercises to be held on the Parade grounds. An army dog team from it. Leonard Wood will perform. The schedule of Eventa 8 30 . A first train ride leaves from Central stores just off us 34 near the plants main Gate. Cameras and smoking Are prohibited and unattended children won t be allowed on the train. 9 a.rn.-4 . A exhibits of weapons including a 155mm howitzer and uh-1 helicopter on the Parade ground. 9 . A army dog team demonstrations will be held through the Day at the Plant softball Diamond. 9 30 . A movies at the rec Hall two blocks South of the Lite Jenny store in Middletown. 10 . A second Plant Railroad tour departs. 10 30 . A Mobile exercises with army helicopters and infantry troops will be held on the Parade grounds near the administration building. 10 30 a.rn.-1 30 . A Annex i cafeteria open for sandwiches soups and soft drinks. 11 . A third Plant Railroad tour departs. 11 30 . A concert by 34th army band on the Parade ground. Noon a fourth Plant rail tour departs. 1-2 30 . A movies on Yaap products shown at the recreation Hall. 1 . A fifth Plant Railroad tour departs. 1 15 . A second airmobile assault demonstration by army reservists. 2 . A sixth Plant Railroad tour departs. 2 . A concert by 34th army band. Parade ground. 3 . A seventh and final Plant Railroad tour departs from Central stores building near main Gate. Public parking and restroom facilities will be available. All events will be staged rain or Shine with the band concerts moving into the recreation Hall in Case of bad weath Reagan hits cuban drug tie Miami up a in a Sharp warning to Congress president Reagan said today America s friends in Central american cannot stand unarmed against the Quot soviet cuban nicaraguan Axis Quot and he charged there is Strong evidence Fidel Castro s officials Quot Are peddling drugs like criminals Quot to the United states in a hard hitting speech aimed at Capitol Hill As much As Cuba. Rea Gan called Castro a government Quot a new fascist regime that represses Freedom of speech. He warned that the american people will hold responsible those in Congress who thwart efforts to fight marxism in Central America. Quot now is the time to act reasonably and decisively to Avert a crisis and prevent other people from suffering the same Fate Quot As those in Cuba Reagan told congressional dissenters. Quot ironically our biggest obstacle is not foreign threats but a Lack of Confidence and understanding Quot the president said. Reagan a comments came in a speech delivered at the cuban Independence Day Celebration sponsored by the cuban american National foundation. The Celebration Marks the 81st anniversary of cuban Independence from the United states and Spain. There is Quot Strong evidence that Castro officials Are involved in the drug Trade peddling drugs like criminals profiting from the misery of the addicted Quot Reagan said. Quot i would like to take this Opportunity to Call on the Castro regime for an accounting Quot he said Quot is this drug peddling simply the act of renegade officials or is it officially sanctioned the world deserves an in his warning to Congress. Reagan said Quot there Are far too Many who find excuses to do nothing. If we Are immobilized by fear and apathy by those who suggest that because our friends Are imperfect we should not help them if those trying to throw roadblocks in our path succeed and interpose themselves at time when a crisis could still be averted the american people will know who is responsible and judge them Quot our friends cannot be expected to stand unarmed against insurgents who be been armed to the Teeth by the soviet cuban Nicara Guan Axis Quot Reagan said. Quot any excuse for not providing our friends the weapons they need to defend themselves is a prescription for disaster Reagan said Quot and again those who advocate the legitimate defense needs of those under attack will be held accountable if our National Security is put in court gives locals share of Back or taxes Des Moines county governments May recover about $44,000 in Back taxes owed on property of the bankrupt Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. An Iowa supreme court decision wednesday splits the taxes owed in Iowa by the Rock and the bankrupt Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific Railroad co. Between the state and local governments. Each Railroad has property in More than 50 counties. The Rock has 1,900 Miles of track in Iowa and has been Selling quit claim deeds to the property. Both railroads have property in Hawk Eye land and owe Back taxes from the Early 1970s. Only the Rock Island has property in Des Moines county. It owes $70,000 in property taxes to the county Mediapolis and Burlington school districts and the cities of Mediapolis and Burlington Iowa state association of counties director John Torbert said the counties accepted an offer from the trustees of both railroads for payment of 90% of the taxes owed but with no penalties or interest. The Iowa transportation regulation authority Itra also intervened and tried to recover All the Back taxes. A state Law effective july i 1980. Allocated taxes paid by bankrupt railroads to a special state Railroad improvement fund. But the supreme court ruled that the state should Only receive taxes owed after july i 1980 or about 30% of what is owed Torbert said. The counties will split the remaining 70%. The Rock Island s trustee has deposited a $4 5 million Check in an escrow account with the state treasurer. Itra attorney Jane Phillips said before the Money is distributed the counties and the state would have to meet to determine an equitable split. The Itra has yet to decide if it will Appeal or not Phillips said. If they Don to a Federal District court in Chicago will automatically authorize distributing the Money for both the Chicago. Milwaukee and the Rock. Food fund drive saturday at local grocery markets Northwestern Bell volunteers will be at three Burlington area supermarkets from 9 . Until noon saturday As part of a food drive to help Burlington s hungry. Manager Dale Anderson said Quot supermarket saturday is being conducted by the company a Community relations team with the cooperation of three local markets the participants Are Dyvee 939 angular Eagle 1300 n. Roosevelt and Mel s Jack and Jill main and Harrison. Northwestern Bell volunteers will be asking shoppers to donate an item from their shopping cart. Shoppers can also make Cash contributions. Anderson said. All contributions will be donated to the salvation army food pantry which will distribute the food to needy people in the Burlington area Northwestern Bell will make a $500 Cash contribution from share owner funds to kick off the event. Weekend promising forecast partly Cloudy tonight. Light and variable winds Low 52�. Mostly sunny and warmer saturday. High 73. Partly Cloudy and warmer sunday through tuesday. River stages Burlington. 13 6, up 0.1 Keithsburg ll.7, Down 0.1 Keokuk la 0, up 0.2.state Mhz bed cuts wont mean worker layoffs by Bob Sogard it. Pleasant there Are no layoffs planned at the mental health Institute Here despite scheduled reduction in mental health patient Beds from 191 to 160, a state social services official told about 125 people Here thursday night. Quot in a not Here today to announce any layoffs Quot said Charles Palmer assistant commissioner of the Iowa department of social services at a Public meeting attended by Mhz employees Union officials and Southeast Iowa residents. Quot i believe that on balance. 160 Beds Are More than sufficient Quot Palmer said. Quot we Are in the process of renovating we have to build with the future in mind and not the past. If there Are Over 160, we have alternatives. There Are some Beds that can be allocated on a temporary with 191 Beds in seven weird now there s an employees equivalent of 283 full time workers he said. In october when 160 Beds will be allowed to six wards Palmer said he sees 246 full time employees with about 29 positions reassigned to the medium Security prison on the grounds. Quot some of the employees already Are shared with the medium Security facility on Campus Quot he added Quot As the prison population grows that number will grow he did no to say there wont be cutbacks for professional or trained mental health workers As is going on at the other state mental institutes a Clarinda Independence and Cherokee the legislature seven years ago authorized a prison on the Mhz grounds. Some 250 inmates now Are housed there and about 280 More Beds Are scheduled to be opened in the prison. Steve Siegel. Wapello county social worker and of some member cited the expense of taking youths to Independence and the High costs of keeping patients in local hospitals As under the county program at Ottumwa. The Community based program there has been promoted but county paid patients Are kept at most five Days and then sent to it. Pleasant Mhz. Palmer said Quot i would hate to think we Are in Competition with Community programs. Treatment should be based on what s Best for the individual to be he added that after the program at Mhz is restructured average per Day patient Cost should decline from the present $129 to slightly Over $90. Terry Morrow Henry county sheriff and a former Mhz employee. Drew applause when he angrily told Palmer that there s a Quot Large Gap Between you and the the sheriff lauded the employees at Mhz but said he had trouble getting patients admitted through the constantly changing staff psychiatrists that Quot speak Spanish or some other Oriental he said he captured a Man after Quot i had looked Down the barrel of a gun the Guy held on me for 30 min utes. I got him to Mhz and the doctor said its just a game he did t mean any you won t convince me he was t any danger to me a Morrow said. Quot and there s no permanent staff Here they come Down from Iowa City and in no time at All they re gone we took one there by court order and in four Days he was discharged to jail to me that system does t make sense when you can make your own Law. Quot get a staff that Speaks american he advised to further applause. Palmer did t respond directly but after the meeting told the Hawk Eye that every member of the staff Speaks fluent English and David Scurr superintendent of the facility concurred. Ernest Hays chairman of the 23-county Mhz citizens advisory com Mittee. Commented Quot the legislators hear from alumni associations regarding College and University funding. Obviously we Don t have an Active alumni society for Mhz and the medium Security prison. Our legislators Many of whom Are Here did As Well by us As they could with limited funds but we should let them know our concerns mayor Edd King said he was pleased at the commitment of the Mhz Quot Anchor Quot in Southeast Iowa and observed that 1,000 iowans Are served at the institution each year Palmer pledged that there would be future Public meetings to let the citizens know what s going on at Mhz. State rep Brian Carter a i pleasant chaired the meeting

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