Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Ihi* Odar Rapids Gazette: FrL, Auk. 3ft. 1974
I‘More important Things To Talk About”
EDITOR S NOTE The follow ing account, prepared by Iowa News Editor Jerry Mursener, details a day on the campaign trail with Democratic senate candidate John Culver. Addi tional candidate profiles and stories on the activities of the candidates will be carried prior to the November elections.
By Jerry Mursener
AMRS (UPI) — John Culver is a relaxed and still intent campaigner who virtually refuses to acknowledge any opposition in his (piest for one of Iowa's U.S. senate seats
Campaigning in Iowa during the current congressional recess. Culver opened his day in Cedar Rapids, went door-to-
door in Port Dodge and Ames and then concluded with a picnic for Polk county loyal isis outside Des Moines
He is a self professed issues candidate whose comments range from inflation and congressional reform to support for a national health insurance program and a call for revision of (fie tax structure He seldom mentions his Republican opponent, Stilt * Rep David Stanley of Muscatine
“I am not campaigning against David Stanley, hid campaigning for tin1 U.S. senate.'' said Culver in response to a question
Ile is now campaigning
against John Culver the wav he campaigned against Harold Hughes aud Fred Schwengel and lost both times."
Culver, a five-time winner iii the state s Second district, said there are "a lot more important things to talk about than Dav id Stanley "
However, tile Cedar Rapids Democrat obviously stirs at the mention of Stanley's campaign rhetoric and refers to charges by Hie Muscatine Republican as “Stanley issues." Instead. Culver tells a Fort Dodge newsman he prefers to discuss (fie “real issues."
On the campaign trail, he encounters a young Ames sup-
Welding Sparks Blaze; Destroys Tama Saw Mill
TAMA—A fire set off by sparks from welding equipment destroyed Thursday morning the Werner Saw Mill located two miles south of Tama, according to authorities.
The blaze broke out about 8: JO a.rn. in the 411 by SO foot metal building which contained a main saw, chain and cutoff saw. edger, planer and sharpener.
Also contained in the building were large quantities of stock lumber and special cuts of maple and walnut.
By HI a m. Tama fin* officials had contained the flames and managed to save a considerable quantity of lumber and other equipment.
Water to fight the blaze was hauled in by tanker from Tama.
Although no damage estimate was avialahle, Henry R Werner, co-owner of tin* business with his father, Henry I). Werner, said the mill will be rebuilt.
The saw mill has four employees in addition to the younger Werner and was not covered by insurance. No injuries were reported.
No Senior Citizen
Dinner Labor Day
SH JOURNEY — There will be no senior citizen dinner in Sigourney Labor day. Dinners and programs will resume as usual Wednesday.
Upcoming senior citizen programs include White Elephant games Wednesday; historical society report from Ralph (Joeldner Sept. 9, and Highway Patrolman Roy Eubanks on new driving laws and pedestrian safety Sept. ll. all at the Sigourney site.
The schedule for Keswick; Tuesday, sing-a-long at English Valley; Wednesday, White Elephant games; Sept. 11, historical program; Sept. 13, Adelena Clark on senior citizen camp
Criswell Convicted of Robbery and Assault
INDEPENDENCE - A Buchanan county district court jury, after about eight hours of deliberation, returned a guilty verdict Thursday against Jan Walton Criswell, 29, Independence, on counts of robbery with aggravation and assault with intent to commit murder.
Both charges stemmed from a July 4 holdup and robbery of
Eight Named To Crime Agency
DES MOINES (AP) — Appointment of eight people and reappointment of five members to the Iowa crime commission, all for terms ending June 311, 1978. was announced Thursday by (Joy. Robert Ray.
Among the appointees from Eastern Iowa are
Dr. Virgil Cruz, associate professor of New Testament studies at the University of Dubuque, to succeed the Rev Thomas Thomberg of Dubuque*.
Josephine (Hitler, associate
professor of law at the University of Iowa and special assistant Johnson county attorney.
Fayette County Atty. Walter Saur of Oelwein
Dave's Tavern in downtown Independence.
Judge Roger F Peterson announced the jury’s verdict at 8 p.m. in the courtroom.
A third charge of kidnapping was dropped during the trial
Criswell and Larry Wenger, 2(1, allegedly took Carolyn Cooper from the tavern as hostage. She was later found at the Leroy Shannon farm north of Independence where the two men had taken her Wenger is scheduled to stand trial on similar charges Sept. 24 Criswell will remain in the Buchanan county jail awaiting sentencing, which is anticipated in about two weeks.
Lamont Club Sponsors Rodeo This Weekend
LAMONT—The first of what is hoped to be an annual rodeo program will begin Saturday at 7:311 p.rn in the natural are-
porter. John Siemens, who writes a check for $1(1, then asks if Stanley might not be gaining (lie upper hand with his discussion of Culver’s out-of-state political contributions
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Culver responds that he doesn t “see why we would lose, and encourages Sie-tners to look at the record of Culvers past accomplishments
However, most of the walking and talking is iii a relaxed atmosphere and In* jokes freely about the number of dogs he encounters along his route. "IJJ hate to be the mailman in tins area.”
As he approaches tin* door, Culver brushes through his blond hair like a first grader
Pact Awarded For Structure at Waukon Hospital
WAUKON - The city council has awarded a contract for building a 28-by 411-foot frame building at Veterans Memorial hospital to Standard Lumber Co.. Caledonia. Minn
Its $14,B4.r) bid was the lowest of the four received.The building, which wiJI be located at the northeast corner of tin* hospital property, will be used for storage of medical records, office space, and an intraining meeting
room.(completion is set for Dec I
In other action, the council accepted and filed the 1973 audit report of city records that was made by Dee Gosling and Co. It was also informed of the resignation of city Policeman Darrel Stone from the six-man force.
preparing to have a picture taken
Then, he shakes the person's hand, gives them a brochure and makes the standard introduction
“I'm John Culver, a candidate for the U.S. senate. I sure would appreciate your help in the November election."
Ile will repeat the same basic statement 35(1 times or more on a campaign day lf a person is riot home. Culver simply attaches a brochure to the door knob that explains he was sorry to have missed visiting with them
Ile is an ideal candidate for the walking-talking campaign At the Norman Urban home iii Fort Dodge, Culver goes up a ladder to shake hands with Urban, who is repairing the roof of his house.
A campaign worker across the street calls to Culver to say hello and wave at lier friend, Helen
Culver, dutifully responds with a wave and. “Hi, Helen."
But his toughest time comes under tin* questioning at the coffees which are held for supporters
The question of a national health insurance program is most popular with the audiences, but congressional reform and inflation also attract interest.
At a park shelter house in Fort Dodge, he thanks the audience for being “so kind" to his wife. Ann, when she campaigned there and says Ed Campbell, a Fort Dodge native and former Hughes aide, is on his staff.
Yes, he says, it is going to be "a very hard campaign” against Stanley, the chances for passage of a national health insurance program are “kind of rocky" this year
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ON THIS DATE in 1889. Major John Wesley Powell completed the first exploration of the Colorado River, having traveled through the Grand Canyon bv boat.
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Events over the three days will include bareback riding, calf roping, saddle broncs, steer roping, w (‘stern pleasure, bull riding and a queen contest.
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T here is a need for congressional reform and he points out he is among the leaders, and revenue-sharing is a “concept well established.
For a television interview. Culver seizes on the problems of inflation which he describes as th»* “single most severe problem" confronting the nation
The day goes on in similar
fashion He constantly turns to Campbell or another aide to check the time and schedule
He makes small talk with tilt* people who come to doors along the way, he pits the family dog and bt* even nibbles on a cookie banded to
him by a small child along an Ames street.
For .John Culver, who has to balance his congressional
duties against the campaign demands, there are still two months of cookie-eating, dog-petting and hand-shaking
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