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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., July 8. 1974 Iowa's Accidental Death Toll Over Holiday Is 14 Goodbye, Bottleneck A hazardous bottleneck on highway 149 in the Amana area was eliminated this spring with the opening of two new bridges. The bridges, built between Homestead and Amana at a cost of $1,252,600, were opened to —Gazette Photo by Tom Merrvman motorists on May 6. Demolition and hauling away of the old bridges, seen at the left of the new roadway, and finishing of shoulder work will complete the project shortly, Iowa highway commission spokesmen said. Final Week For Decision By Delhi Unit DELHI — “It’s a real serious situation. We have only this week to make up our minds,” said Richard Donahue, West Union, at a Delhi Recreation Assn. meeting held Sunday near the lake. “We have not received enough money to exercise our Aug. I option to purchase the Delhi dam,” said Donahue, president of the association. At the present time, the association has only $25,000 in actual cash. “This is not enough to meet the purchase price let alone take care of maintenance,” Donahue said. Around $44,000 worth of subscriptions to buy stock had been sold, “but people have not paid for them like we thought they would,” he said. Cost of the dam is estimated! at $28,500, but the association had set a goal of selling $100,000 worth of subscriptions to take care of future maintenance, taxes, a dam operator and other expenses. Donahue said during Sunday’s! short meeting that he wanted to dispell certain rumors. The first was that agreements had been reached with Mr. and Mrs. Archie Cooey, owners of Hartwick Lake Marina, to have them pay $10,000 to have their property: rights settled, and Fred Thomas, owner of Freddy’s Beach, would have to pay $2,000. As of July I, Laverne Schiltz, Dubuque, is the owner of the dam, Donahue said. What was not a rumor, he added, was that if the association does not purchase the dam, Mr. and Mrs. Cooey, who presently have the option, will be the new- owners of the I area. “All we ask is that you buy one membership in the association,” Donahue said. “I would be embarrassed if I didn’t own one, and let my neighbor take care of my enjoyment for me. “You people can get the job done. We can only do so much. We will make our decision by the end of this week based on what you do today and the rest of this week.” (fednr RnpicU (DnjrHe " Established in T«83 bv The Gazette Co. ana published dally and Sunday at SOO Third ave. 5E, Cedar Rapid*. Iowa S2406 Second class pottage paid at Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Subscription rates bv carrier 95 cents a week. By moil: Night Edition and Sunday 6 issues $3.75 a month, $39.00 a year: Afternoon Editions and Sunday 7 issues $3 85 a month, $40 OO a year. Other states and U.S. territories $00.00 a year. No Mail Subscriptions accepted in areas having Gazette carrier service. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of ail the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. Expert 3-DAY Service on Watch and Jewelry Repair Specializing in Diamond Remounting and Diamond Appraisals Malloy •Buwelurs 229iS|CONDAVENUE^ Iowa Energy Director: A Technological Gamble rr By United Tress International The long July 4 weekend officially ended at midnight Sunday with nine persons losing their lives across Iowa in traffic accidents. In addition, four Iowans drowned and one died in a motel fire in Waterloo bringing the holiday accidental death toll to 14 across the state. The latest reported victim o n Iowa’s highways was David Wikan, 18, Decorah, who was killed in a one-truck crash southeast of Waukon on Iowa 76. Authorities said Wakin died when the truck in which he was riding left the highway, threw him out and rolled over on him. The vehicle’s driver, Charles Berg, 23, rural Postville. was treated at a Waukon hospital for injuries and released. Drunk Driving Authorities said he was charged with drunk driving, failure to have control, and for not having a valid chauffeur’s license. Two men were killed Friday in separate accidents in northwest Iowa. Ronald II. Malloy. 29. Sioux City, died when his bicycle was run over by a semi-trailer truck on a Sioux City street. He was dead on arrival at a Sioux City hospital. Douglas Lee Kile, 20, Da cono, Colo., died when his car crashed through a construction site barricade on a Webster county blacktop road east of Fort Dodge early Friday. Hit Machine Webster county officers said the car traveled another 300 feet and then slammed under an excavating machine. It took two hours to pull the car out and another half hour to get the body out. A Thursday night motorcycle accident killed a Des Moines man. Michael O’Neill, 21, died when his cycle and a car driven by Mary Margaret Herron, Des Moines, collided on a Des Moines street. Walter Hellyer, 14, Melrose, died Thursday night when his tractor ran off a Monroe county road west of Melrose. The tractor tipped over, pinning young Hellyer underneath. Hitchhiker Dies A Lincoln, Neb., hitchhiker was killed late Wednesday while getting a ride in southwest Iowa. State troopers said James Bourse was struck by a pickup truck on Iowa 2 five miles east of Bedford. Officers said a pickup driven by Richard Brown of rural Thayer had stopped on a curve to pick up Brouse when a second truck driven by Dan Ware, rural Shenandoah, collided with the Brown truck and struck Brouse. By Jerry Mursener DES MOINES (UPI) - Newly-appointed State Energy Director John Millhone said Sunday night Americans are engaged in a “technological gamble” if they fail to heed warnings to reduce fuel consumption. Millhone, expressing doubts that the nation can be self-sufficient in energy within a decade, said the nation could be in “a lot of trouble” if Americans believe the energy situa tion will improve by 1980 and scientists fail to find new energy sources. Using Resources Last fall at the height of the energy crisis, President Nixon outlined a program — called Project Independence — which would set the course for the nation to become independent of foreign energy sources by the end of the decade. However, Millhone said, he is not certain the situation will improve. “The United States has a certain stock of resources and we are using ours much faster than the world is using its stock,” said Millhone, who estimated 40 percent of the nation’s energy is now wasted. “As soon as we run out, we could be in a much more severe situation.” To some extent, he said, Americans are “taking a technological gamble because peo- Liza Minnelli, Redd Fox Among Top Entertainers for State Fair DES MOINES (IDPA) -Liza Minnelli, Redd Foxx, Charlie Rich, Roy Clark, Diana Trask, Tanya Tucker, Herb Alpert and two rock groups, Chicago, and Leggins and Messina, will headline this year’s grandstand show at the Iowa State fair. Ken F u I k , secretary-treasurer of the state fair, described this year’s nighttime entertainment, as “the greatest line-up of stars in the history of the Iowa State fair.” At a news conference Monday, Fulk unveiled the grandstand entertainment package which he said has “something for everybody”, including rock, country, comedy, jazz and super-star entertainment. The state fair, Aug. 16-25, will feature Spain and Italy. On Aug. 16, Loggins and Messina will kick off the ten-day schedule with selections from their two new albums, “On Stage,” and “Full Circle.” TTB Aug. 18 Chicago, an internationally-famous group based in the Windy City, presents its interpretation of rock music on Aug. 19. In between the two rock concerts, Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass are scheduled for Aug. 18. Just out of retirement and already gaining acclaim, the group includes a new voice, Lani Hall, formerly the lead vocalist of Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66. Three successive nights are devoted to country-western fans. The Roy Clark show, starring guitar-pickin’ Singer Roy Clark, Academy of Country Music’s “Entertainer of the Year” and star of “Hee Haw”, headlines the grandstand Aug. 20. Also featured will be Australian songstress of “Sing Along with Mitch” fame, Diana Trask, and a young folk-soul-pop group, The Spurrlows. Country-Western Country All-Star night is Aug. 21. Teenage star, Tanya Tucker, takes the lead with her husky voice. Judy Lynn, Sammi Smith and Johnny Carver will join Miss Tucker in presenting a full night of country-western entertainment. Charlie Rich, Country Music Assn.’s “Male Vocalist of the Year”, stars the next night, Aug. 22, in the country-western three-night line-up. Fast-rising, singer-writer Jim Stafford joins Rich with hits like “Spiders and Snakes.” Lots of laughter mixed with musical entertainment is in store for the Redd Foxx show on Aug. 23. Foxx, of “Sanford and Son” stars, along with Demond “Lamont” Wilson, Comedian S I a p p y White, Trumpeter Harry “Sweet” Edison, Singer Gerri Granger, and The Little Steps dance team. Best Actress To climax the grandstand schedule, super-star Liza Minnelli takes the stage on Aug. 24. Her many talents and throaty voice have won her the 1973 Academy Award for best actress in “Cabaret”, the 1972 Emmy for her television special “Liza with a Z”, and the 1972 Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year award. Stock and sprint car races Aug. 17 and Aug. 25 round out the ten-day schedule. Showtime for all performances, with the exception of the two rock concerts, will be 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the grandstand. Loggins and Messina and Chicago are both scheduled for one concert each, starting at 7 p.m. Reserved tickets, Fulk said, are available at the ticket office in the administration building at the fairgrounds daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Persons may also order tickets by mail by writing to the Iowa State fair ticket office at the statehouse in Des Moines 50319. Advance ticket prices fbr Loggins and Messina are $4 and for Chicago, $5. Reserved tickets for the other shows are $5, $4 and $3. pie believe scientists will come up with a new gimmick to solve the current energy situation. Maybe they are right, but I don’t want to blow our resources and take a chance that they will be gone.” Editorial Writer Millhone, who left his post as an editorial writer for the Des Moines Register and Tribune to accept the state post two weeks ago, made the comments on appearing on the “Iowa Press” program in the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network. Millhone said he does not believe public ownership of utilities is the answer to solving the problems, but added that additional governmental intervention may be necessary to conserve fuel resources in the future. One possibility, he said, might be creation of a building code requiring the state’s residents to practice energy conservation when building homes and businesses,. Construction Standards Millhone said a building code could include provisions outlining the standards for construction that would “make it just as efficient and use just a fraction of the fuel used today. It is possible a building code could require structures be built so they can save fuel.” He said, however, the first step would be to attempt to educate Iowans of the consequences of wasting energy and urging them to employ conservation practices. Millhone. a newspaperman for 20 years, said he would attempt to “establish credibility” with the public in his new position. “You can’t do the job without public support,” he said. Iowa County Eyes Major Bond Issue special to The Gazette    I    wjp    evaluate    the    need    for MARENGO — The Iowa coun- ^j^g^ gn(j decide on the ty board of supervisors is in the -amount of the ^ jssue preliminary stages of consider-, w,(h over m miIes of rura] ing what may turn out to be a r(?a(js an(j over 400 bridges in $5 or $6 million bridge bond is- coun(yi )(,e supervisors would face a prospect of virtually no gravel and paving in the county for five to IO years if they had to fix the bad bridges in the county out of ordinary funding. Also facing a severe cutback would be normal maintenance to include road patrolling. The supervisors say that be- sue. The subject came up again last week when the supervisors met with a delegation of Sumner township farmers who complained about all the bridges out in the area of their farms, making farming much more difficult. With over 20 bridges completely closed in the county, fore submitting tile bond issue and over 50 posted for lighter- to the public, they will set up a than-normal loads, the supervi- system of priorities, with only! sors are now giving serious con- ■ those bridges and roads serving sideration to submitting a bond important needs to be continued issue to the voters sometime on the county road and bridge this fall that would cover all system. immediate needs for bridge re-    _ construction and repair.    20 YEARS AGO — The U.S. The board is now waiting un- court of appeals upheld dismiss-til about Sept. I, when two a1 of the main count of the per-firms of consulting engineers jury indictment against Owen w'ill report on the remaining 200 Lattimore — that he lied in bridges to be inspected under denying he was a communist the federal bridge inspection sympathizer or a promoter of requirement. The supervisors Red causes. RUSO Now. . .foryou! h.w> rt W«sv* .v. „-S^N We put you first! 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Authorities said Linda Gwinn was swimming with her husband when he left the water for a few moments. He could not find her when he returned. Her body was recovered shortly afterwards in four feet of water. Walker Boy The other three drowning deaths occurred on the Fourth of July. Kerry McEnany,. 6. rural Walker, drowned near Troy Mills; Thomas Martin, 17, Jefferson. drowned in Badger lake near Fort Dodge, and Ted Ward, 19, Princeton, drowned in a farm pond in northern Scott county. * * * A Waterloo man died Sunday in a fire at the Quality Inn motel in Waterloo. Authorities said Ray Rams, 51, was the victim of a fire which started in his room, apparently from a cigaret. Officials said damage was confined to the bed area of the room. Rams died in a Waterloo hospital after being removed from the room. 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