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Burlington Hawk-Eye (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Burlington, Iowa
The Hawk Eye May 1977 Page 3 fire vols still hot Over new Rescue truck by Miki Swift two Volunteer fire departments have threatened to cancel their Mutual Aid agreements with Burlington if a Burlin Tondes Moines county Rescue pumper truck enters their fire districts without West Burlington fire chief Robert Elliott and Danville chief de Jensen informed the Board of supervisors and Burlington fire chief Mark Zaiser of their position late last Burlington mayor Lowell Bauer is concerned Over the situation and said he Hopes a solution can be worked Mutual Aid agreements commit communities to assist other apartments when they ask for Jensen and Elliott said they wrote the letters on their own initiatives and that their respective town councils and fire District trustees have not officially sanctioned the Jensen said the Issue will be Dis cussed at a regular joint meeting of the Danville town Council and fire District trustees june Elliott said City code permits him to make Mutual Aid agreements and he does not require Council approval to cancel Elliott and Jensens Man Euver is the latest in an feud Between their departments and the supervisors Over Purchase of a Rescue truck for the Des Moines county ambulance operated by Burlington Burlington and the county split the Cost of the truck and a Hurst Rescue Topi for the when its this the truck will respond with ambulances on All traffic heart attack and other emergencies within the that use of the vehicle was agreed upon by Burlington and county offi the volunteers main objection has been that the truck has 250gallon per minute pump and 300gallon water making it in their a fire Elliott and Jensen feel its presence in their fire districts for any reason would be an infringement to their be newest form of cheap transportation in Burlington Are a Cross Between a bicycle and Small Diane 1211 demonstrates her which gets 100miles per gallon of Gas and has a top Speed of 25 Miles per estranged husband killed after holding 7 hostages Detroit up an estranged Hus band who wanted to take his family Back to Chicago kicked in the door of a House and held seven persons hostage for three then was shot to death saturday after a High Speed freeway Chase involving More than 40 police the including the gun mans wife and two of his escaped unharmed from a disabled car along 194 in suburban about 20 Miles from where the Chase the identified As Ernest Taylor of was shot Down by police marksmen As he bolted from his car after it blew a tire on the he apparently was headed for police More than 40 police cars trailed Tay Lor and his hostages from the East Side Home at speeds reaching 110 Miles an police police identified the two adult hos tages As Gladys the gunman and Rose who lived at the five other hostages were including two of police did not disclose their the incident began about 9 when Taylor drove to a neighbors Home and asked where his family was the neighbor indicated the House next he had the gun in a yellow said one who asked not to be he threw the yellow bag off the kicked in the front window and door and started he fired about 12 then a burglar alarm went police said one of the shots wounded Joseph husband of Rose who ran downstairs and crawled from a basement window to police he was taken to a Hospital with hip the shooting sparked a three hour standoff Between Taylor and snipers were posted on rooftops and police blocked both ends of the negotiations ended when Taylor said he wanted to go to moments later the door opened and Tay Lor walked out with a gun wired to neck of one woman and a second gun pointed at the other woman Taylor and his hostages climbed into the car with one of the women sped police the seventh a 15yearold was released when Taylor left the Gal and moral obligations to provide fire Burlington fire chief Mark Zaiser said his department has no in Tention of assuming responsibility for fighting fires outside except in rare instances where one results from traffic theres no need for it in our Ter Elliott said this we have the equipment and manpower and feel we should be its Teapo Drizing our existence in the Rural if they people find out there running two it could eliminate Jensen said Danville firemen can get to accidents in their territory much quicker than there seems to be no disagreement Over that state theres no place for it out in the he adding that he would Call for its assistance if were not Gonna watch somebody die because we need equipment and Are too proud to Call for Elliott and Jensen want their departments to be called after arrival at the scene the officer in charge would then determine whether the Burlington truck was the chiefs Burlington wants the truck to run with officials say imme Diate response is crucial for treating Zaiser and supervisors maintain that there Are areas North and South of Burlington where Burlington ambulances and the Rescue truck can get to faster that West which serves the fringe areas around Bur both Iowa 99 North and sum Mer South have a High incidence of traffic Elliott disagrees saying that if his men Are notified immediately Well beat them or get there at the same supervisors favored the truck be cause the firemen on it Are emergency medical technicians As Are the ambulance Jensen and Elliott say they Harbor no ill feelings toward the Burlington fire department and that they dont object to Burlington getting the Rescue they just want it to stay in Bur four Volunteer including Danville and West were allocated by the county to buy Rescue equipment earlier this Yarmouth and Mediapolis have made no mention of cancelling their agree ments with Elliotts position is that the truck is duplicating service whether they want to believe it or fire chief Mark Zaiser said his main concern is upgrading the service and support for our ambulance be Pride and jealously Are not import Mutual Aid agreements Zai ser said in support of continuing the people suffer if there the people deserve this the unit will run Only with our Amu were not going to be putting out fires in the obviously with a 260gallon per minute pump youre not going to be putting out House and barn supervisors Merle Bob Chris Tensen and Robert Gerdner said again last week the truck is needed and will increase the Caliper of service to county if they cancel there not providing service to the people in those areas to which there there not looking at whats Good for the Public but whats Good for their personal Christensen Christensen also disagrees with Elliotts appraisal of his departments ability to beat a Burlington based unit to certain theres no question that on Iowa 99 North and South of Burlington that Burlington can get there it seems to me these or at least the Are not considering what might be the Best service we can provide for the injured lying out on the Highway cheap Miracle mopeds hit the streets by Elaine Oberlander whats less work and As easy to ride As a and More econ nominal to run and less expensive than a motorcycle its a motorized and its the hottest thing to hit the pavement since Gas hike rumours anyone with a regular Drivers License can operate one you dont need a motorcycle it comes in4wo Basic with or without those with auxiliary pedals which can be Ridden like a bicycle Are called Short for since the vehicles were first introduced in late last local merchants report they have sold More than 50 of the various models local dealerships include Niehaus motor us 34 offering the Honda express motorized Bur Lington sporting 110 with the austrian puch and the City Bike 1506 with Camatti prices Range from to sporting a Gas tank which holds a Gal lon or the machines get from 100 to 150 Miles per their two stroke engines take a mix of unleaded fuel and motorcycle top Speed is about 25 Mph on level to simplify theres a twist grip throttle on one handle and no Standard equipment usually includes head and Tail Horn and a speedometer available accessories in clude weather covers and to prevent theres a key lock on the front but Mer chants suggest chaining the machines to posts or parking meters with a bicycle they weigh under 100 and Are started with a kick Start like a motorcycle or by pumping a Small pedal and turning a handle to fire them merchants report sales to people from 14 to 70 who say there buying the bikes both for fun and Tion and to avoid parking Ive had a lot of people Stop and ask me if i like said Ron 1211 its a lot of i bought it for wife for her i let her ride it once in a Dale 1204 says he likes his Bike because it Only costs a Quarter to fill up the tank and he can drive 50 Miles on he plans to equip it with turn Gossage will soon be taking Over the according to his he will be the first 14yearold to take the Drivers education course offered by the High school this sum which will qualify him for a motorized bicycle according to the department of transportation in Des 14 Jearolds can get a motorized bicycle License if they take the classroom por Tion of a stat approved Drivers Educa Tion motorized Bike licenses Cost and Are Good for two applicants must pass the same Eye test writ ten test As Are Given for regular Drivers according to registration for the vehicles is bus Drivers education teacher Henry Bohlen says that while the Law gives 14yearolds the right to be on the Hes not sure they can handle the in not sure there mature enough at Bohlen if there not ready until 16 to drive a in not sure there ready for this at you can get just As dead at 25 Bohlen added that traffic hazards might arise from the machines them the problem May not be the Driver at but that there so much quieter and that much smaller than a regular making them less noticeable in he jailed til he talks an Oakville Man is sitting in the Des Moines county jail and will continue to sit there until he agrees to testify in his Brothers traffic Patrick Mclain was ordered in contempt of court last week by judge Thomas Brown after he refused to ans ser prosecutions questions during a hearing concerning a pretrial motion filed by his William also of had filed the motion to suppress states evidence on charges of striking an unattended not having an Iowa Drivers License and no Iowa License plates filed against him his brother was accompanying pollution control measures in the wind for Yaap operation him when William allegedly hit a parked car in downtown Patrick was arrested for Public intoxication after the incident he later pleaded guilty and was Brown William has also filed a civil suit claiming civil rights violations against judge assistant City attorney Ken police chief Ted Behne and three officers As a re sult of the december attorneys for the six men have filed motions to dismiss the suit which was filed in fed eral District court in Des Brown Williams hearing on the motion to suppress has been continued in definitely until his brother agrees to Brown Brown said its the first time in his four years As a judge that Hes had to jail someone for Refus ing to by ii Quail Sevilla Iii Middletown Iowa army am munition Plant Here is in line for More than to control pol officials cant say How the Money will be pending final congressional but they intend for the Plant to continue As a Leader in pollution abatement a Senate committee has approved for spending we cant rain anything to the its going to be a while before it gets to said Carter Plant com funds Are also needed to save Kolb weve reached the Point where if were going to make Large strides in Energy its going to Cost one area where pollution Money might be spent is construction of settling tanks for red water created in the manufacture of explosives the water turns red because int is mixed in int is removed by filter ing it through Carbon columns that completely purify the Kolb settling tanks could be built to col Lect Large pieces of extending the life of Carbon average life of a column is six and there is no Way to reuse the since it is laced with Kolb after int the water is placed in lakes and streams in the in another pollution control Meas special smoke stacks Are being added to lamps four Coa fired boilers to catch the million project is scheduled for completion late this Kolb smoke stacks Are needed because Yaap Burns Kentucky soft which releases Large amounts of Fly after the Ash is placed in an Yaap Kolb said insulation of building and aboveground steam lines is being planned As part of a push to save we lose a tremendous amount of heat in the we had an infrared picture of the Plant taken last and was it Bright Bright Ness shows a Large heat in steam lines Are being shut Down around the weve consolidated operations to save said he that most production areas at Yaap have been moved to one Central place beside the where Why May 31 7 Burlington City regular Council City 1 9 arbitration hearings be tween City of Burlington and police Council june 2 7 Burlington school Horace Mann Middle school regular 3 2 Burlington City work mayors City another who questions the safety of the bikes is Patty Long of Leos Cycle there just not big enough to be Safe on the Long and added that she thinks a Small motor Cycle which is More visible and has More getaway Power might be there they cant keep up with especially on Busy they scare me id never get on police say they Haven had any re ported accidents involving the motorized bikes nor any complaints from motorists about the chief Ted Behne cautioned operators to obey the rules of the Road As if they were driving a car motorists to be Alert for the smaller whatever the merits or Dis advantages to motorized Mer chants dont think there a passing with higher Gas i think youre going to see a lot of said Dave Hoffman of Burlington sporting there inexpensive transportation and get Good Gas said Whit Niehaus president of Niehaus motor based on whats happening they will be very costly opening for we Pool West Burlington As the municipal Pool prepares to open weather citizens of West Burlington should prepare to absorb another financial last the City was about in the according to City clerk Barbara Cool which forced numerous closed was the biggest contributing Factor for the she the Pool has a and the Cool weather made us run some of those Gas Bills looked like the National that August Bill was a Benge the cites Gas and electric Bill for August was other major Pool costs Are for chemicals and the Pool is scheduled to stay open until labor it is open admission is 75 cents for persons Over 14 and 65 cents for children under there will be no season tickets or family passes because the City Council feels the Pool is not solvent enough to have family said Del Pool Clugg of who has been interested in hang gliding for the past five took a run up the Mississippi River saturday morning to get in practice for the Delta Wing Kite flying contest that will take place june during Steamboat Clugg said he hoped the contest would make More people interested in joining the photos by Kristen
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