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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Span Nears Completion —GezRtt* photo bv Earl Berdec* The bridge span over the west channel of the Mississippi between Marquette and Prairie du Chien is 85 percent complete, according to Bill Leren of the Wisconsin division of highways. However, work on the span over the east channel has been delayed by high water and difficulties in getting steel for the structure. The $6,738,176 project, which is handled entirely by the Wisconsin highway department, is scheduled to be completed Nov. I. Are Iowans Cynical? Views Differ By Charles Roberts    future.” says Everett, who is    of the problem, the economist Allocatee    prt»«    writer    president of the Iowa independ-    believes, “not society in gen- Startling revelations of wrong- ent Gasoline Dealers Assn. era!, doing in high places have Everett’s friends “have a very The administration of Presi- bad opinion of government.    dent Nixon has an “incredibly ‘‘It’s a known fact that the    poor” record in economics, rich get by with murder on Stephenson said spawned cynicism among some Iowans, but reinforce an abiding trust in basic goodness, taxes—by using loopholes Take “They've managed to com-among others, many leaders the oil depletion allowance—my bine inflation with    unemploy- believe.    God! That s worth millions to Sen. Dick Clark (D-Iowa),: them.” Iowa State university Economist Traffic rolling by Everett's James Stephenson and Ottumwa station has diminished by as service station Operator Jack much as 50 percent in recent Everett are among those who months, and he believes that-“dial-a-crisis” environment: Atty. Gen. Richard Turner! sense extreme distrust.    is because residents are driv- j where they learn of    impending    believes    Iowans    have    every But University of Iowa Prest- ■ ing less.    I crises daily through    tile news    right    to    be    disenchanted    with Morever, there is still a lot of trust between journalists and die people they quote rn news stories. Hems said. He pointed out newsmakers have no assurance that journalists will accurately re! lect what they have said. Nonetheless, Hems can recall ment It takes considerable ef-j few instances rn which a news-, fort to do it that badly.” man has been asked to submit biai-a-trisis ' I hls s,or>' *° a news sou™ for examination prior to pubhca-Americans are tired of “a tion. Three Deaths On Highways Over Weekend By The Associated Press Three persons died during ! the weekend of traffic injuries received on iowa high-| ways. Walter K. Schuchhardt, <4, Alta Vista, died Saturday night when the car he was driving left U.S. 63 in New Hampton and struck n tree Timothy Bisbee. 17, Blairsburg, was killed Friday mght when his car struck the rear of a Williams rescue unit. Authorities said Bisbee was alone in the car when it hit the ambulance driven by Donald Cady, 41, Williams, at the junction of U.S. 20 and interstate 35. Thomas Phillips. 21, Atalissa. died Saturday at University hospitals in Iowa City of injuries received in a one-car accident June 15. Authorities said the car he was driving went out of control on a Muscatine street, into a ditch and hit a utility pole. AP Wirephoto SCORES OF HOUSES WERE flooded early Saturday when Dry Run creek overflowed its banks in a west side residential area of Waterloo. The water had subsided by early Saturday afternoon, however. Man Drowns While Attempting Rescue LITTLE SIOUX (AP)- A fishing trip for a group of young persons ended rn tragedy Sunday when the group s apparent chaperone drowned while attempting to save the life of a 10-year-old girl. Authorities said Leon Landrum, 50, Omaha, drowned in Canoes Capsize, Occupants DECORAH Spilled into Upper Iowa Former Loses Crossing Signs " Two canoes, of the water by the Decorah fire dent Willard Boyd. Des Moines    Not Cynical    media, says Ottumwa Courier the way things are-"especially carrying a total of six people, department’s rescue squad newspaper Executive Ed Heins! But lf t^re ig widespread Publisher Gerald Moriarity. 1 and Pastor H. E Borum of Win-j Cyn|ciSfn president Boyd can ! Moriarity is critical of “the terset’s First Baptist church see not detect it.    I W ashington press, ’ which he “I don’t find Iowans cynical feels has “completely dehuman-— I think they’re quite opti-!lzed Nixon, mistic about the future and are1 Moriarity s readership Is the going about it in a positive group that buys Everett's gaso- line—the same people affected peopj* are not punished If an opposite trend. Bothersome Congress is suspect now, Clark believes, and it is “somewhat bothersome” to be part of an institution in which people are not confident. ‘‘I was in the Des Moines airport not long ago,” Clark recalled, and a stranger struck up a conversation. “He was very nice for five seconds, but then the man declared. ‘I think all you guys in there (congress i are nothing but a bunch of crooks’.” with the court system. Not Punished “People are not getting speedy justice, and they don t think the county attorneys will prosecute. “And if they do prosecute. Gunshot Fatal To Keota Man KEOTA - Douglas R. Roberts, 24. died Sunday of a selfinflicted gunshot wound to the head. The incident occurred at the home of his uncle. Kenneth Baughman of rural Keota, with whom he had made his home I since the deaths of his grand-; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. I Baughman. Bom Dec. 30, 1949, at Iowa jCity, Roberts was graduated from Keota high school in 1968. He had served in the army I reserve. I Surviving are his stepfather and mother. Mr. and Mrs. e r a I d Manthei of Cedar OELWEIN — Tom Spence who Rapids; his father, Denny Rob- the Utile Sioux river while trying to rescue Darlene Henderson. Cleveland, Ohio. The girl was rescued by Earl Ashmore, 31, Sioux City. Ashmore was fishing near the Little Sioux dam with his two boys when he saw the girl go under. Authorities were still dragging the river near the dam for I^andrum’s body. Louis, Mo.; a half-David Manthei, and manner. Boyd has been involved in Iowa 2000 — a major effort to plan for Iowa’s future decades ahead People working on the project demonstrate a hopeful mood, he said by economic reversals in Ottumwa. Expected Gloom But letters to tile Courier do not show “much of a defeatist attitude. The publisher expected gloom when the John they re convicted, they get off with an appeal.” “Police have become para capsized in the Upper Iowa    Mr and Mrs Brian I,'ox’ Des    farms west of 0e,wein reported    orts, St Moines, and their two preschool-    Monday the theft of two cattle    brother, river four miles northwest of    age children, and Mr. and Mrs    crossing signs, complete with    half-sister,    Debbie Manthei, of Decorah Saturday.    Bruce Fox, Minneapolis, were    seven-foot poles.    Cedar Rapids; and two grand- The occupants    were    pulled out    canoing    near    the Tatro    airport    The signs read    “Caution mothers, Mrs. John Belland and --about 6    p.m.    when one    of    the    Streaker Crossing”    and listed (Grace Shaeffer, both    of Brook - John    Lorrin    Dips    eanoists    lost    a paddle    in    the    times that cattle customarily lyn. '    ^    river’s swift current.    cross the road. The    thefts OC- Services: Tuesday    at 2:30, County Official    Immediately afterward, both    curred over the weekend.    Powell’s.    Burial in Brethren WILLIAMSBURG   j0hn    canoes capsized, spilling the oc-    Spence said he wasn't particu-    cemetery.    South English. The art Abrt    !rt    ttar    Lorrm- »• Iowa county assessor    cupants into the water. The two    larly upset over loss of the I family will receive friends Mon- nota will me    colins    ana    weir    .    ^    ^    ^ Cedar    fami^,es were carried nearly a    signs, but would like to have the    day evening at the funeral mile downstream before they    poles back.    home. “I just don’t believe we can Morrell and Co. plant closed afford the negativism of doing several months ago and idled nothing but criticizing the lead- j 3,oui workers. ership and passing the buck for our own personal inactivity.” Prof. Stephenson is “very' cynical about things — that s a political, rather than an eco- Trust Representatives But people who speak to Dr Joseph FVease, secretary of the Lutheran Church in America, | nome, observation ” Iowa Synod, “have expressed their feeling they trust the men who represent us in government . . . who represent the Iowa constituency ” In Ottumwa, people are “scared to death” about the Colleague Ed Heins believes low ans are more willing to make themselves heard on issues, “but that’s a function, hopefully, of the educational! Ttus is a system we dedicate ourselves payers are Heart of Problem is not that Iowans It is not mat iowans are angry about America s state of    for    themselves affairs as much as they are “just becoming cynical.” Government is at the heart Rain, Materials Delay Benton Road Projects VINTON — The 1974 Benton plan to repair or rebuild The county secondary road projects bridges were taken out of use are off to a slow start due to heavy rams during the last two months and a material shortage. County grading crews haven t been able to start because of wet work conditions but the supervisors think they will be able to begin soon. Box culvert construction is also at a standstill because | work crews can t get steel. Construction on the four when the rains and high water in May damaged them, making use unsafe or impossible. Three of the bridges were included in Gov. Ray’s original request for federal financial disaster assistance for 36 Iowa counties and Kenton county is hoping to receive funds to help with necessary i repairs. Three asphalt paving projects for Benton county roads are rulings.” says Wendell Nichols.;s,nce 19B7’ .dled, m a Des Moines chief of police.    Rapids hospital Sunday follow- And when officers arrest sus-    *n8 a long    illness, pects, those arrested often think    Born in Williamsburg    Dec    28. “police are an arm of the    1918, he and the former Sylvia establishment, the rich men—a    Larson were married April 19. way' to hold the poor in line. to: 1942 He was employed as an bend the poor man down to his    accountant in Bettendorf until knees.”    (moving to a farm near Wil- Wondering    liamsburg This is a period when tax-!    was    appointed    to wondering what    *owa    county post    and    has to . that everyone deserves I happens to the tax money after    held that office since. He was a a thorough education to give il 1S sent 10 government, graduate of Augu.stana college, them the equipment to make    sa>s Iowa Revenue    Director Surviving    in addition    to    his Donald Briggs.    wife are three sons. John R, But to say    that    because    peo-j    The** « cynicism afoot in    Marquette, Mich.; Richard. pie are more vocal they also    Iowa, Pastor Borum    believes,    Hock    Island, and    Robert,    at are more cynical—“I don t think    but “our people have    shown in    home:    two daughters,    Rhonda that s    right.”    Hie last year    or so a greater    and    Pamela, both at home; a Heins estimates more    than    attitude of benevolence and half the business done in    Iowa    can ** jt growing -    really. jtwo sisters.    Mrs. Charles Bowls still    “by    verbal    contract”!    “I think people are deter-    man, Davenport, and Mrs. Fred without    committing    agreements    min**! they are not going to let    Wood, Ashland, Ore., and one ^ paper    the national situation get them    grandchild down completely.”    Services:    Wednesday    at    IO, Clark is convinced that when St. Mary’s Catholic church. Ro-“ Ai most all of the cattle and    America’s problems    are hogs in Iowa, for instance, are!    solved, “we re going    to come(and Uhlmann s. sold initially by verbal con- ^ of it a hell of a lot stronger than we would    have had we not I gone through    this forced re examination of ourselves ” Pastor Borum thinks “people are re-evaluating the situation and realize the home base is where it’s all at .” were rescued. Each member of the two families was treated at the Winneshiek County Memorial hospital here and released. The Decorah fire department said one canoe was demolished when it was dashed against a log. Sears Sale! Lot of Trust tract,” he explained. I if lf nine ftnpicU I ^tob*i**«d In IMI bv th# Ga/ft*e Co or>0 cubit**## doily end Sunday at VOO Third ova. IE. C#dar Rapids iowa v?«0* Second ctoi* polios# paid at Cedar Raptdv iowa Hit by Softball, Boy Hospitalized DECORAH - Paul Akre. 15- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Akre, rural Decorah, was rushed unconscious to the w- tkA, 1 u* /- i i Winneshiek County Memorial brother, Joseph. Arcata, Calif.; .    M    ..    :    ... . * .....um    Ms,..'    hospital    here after he    was hit by a softball The boy was playing in a soft-1 ball game at Moe park about 1130 p m. Sunday when the ac-, cident occurred re- sary Tuesday a1 8. McSwain "* w" J" 1**'“"dm!>n, Mo“-( mc -jnH iti.imani. .    “    day morning at the hospital. Advancement bridges let by contract will'not scheduled    to begin    about July IO begin until August because of d ^e.    weather    cooperates and the steel shortage problem. One mat( nais are available bridge in Leroy township is ,    paving projects are    to be being built by a county crew but ^ne    ^^IIS?nJC’ construction on the other three l0n    M    *nc *    Mankato,! hasn't begun.    Mm The supervisors said they now have four more bridges not in the original 1974 secondary road Cool Savings on PIANO and OR GANS Right now, at Cedar Rapids Piano I Organ Co. 110 3rd Av*. SW Expert 3-DAY S*rvk* on Watch and Jewelry Repair BUI Wilkn SpecioHilng in Diomond Remounting and Diamond Approval* Malloy •hnrvlvrs —ILiL Subscription rat#* by carrier 9$ c#nt* a week By man. Night Edition and Sanaav 9 i*»u#» 13 IS a mon rn. $39 OO a v#or Af t#rnoon Edition* and Sunday J i*«u#t $3 85 a month. 90 a yeor Other »ta*#>, ond u S terr dor i#* MO OO a year No Vail Sub** notion* accepted tn ar#o» haying Gee# ft# carrier tar vice. 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The Iowa river was expected to crest above flood stage Monday at Wapello At Marshalltown, the river was some six feet above flood stage at 19 4 feet Sunday and at Wapello it was predicted to crest at 12 feet, two feet above j flood stage. Stratford and was expected to top out at 19 5 feet, some three feet below bankful, in Des Moines later Monday. The Skunk river w ill peak at 15 5 feet, only one-half foot above flood stage, at Brighton Wednesday, and crest at 12 feet just below bankful at Augusta Thursday. Receding The North Raccoon river was forecast to peak at Jeffer son at 9 5 feet Monday, just below flood stage. Black Hawk creek In Waterloo, w hich was crest mg early Monday morning al more than lour feel over flood stage at 16 feet, was ex petted to begin receding late! Monday. Several other Iowa river towns may also Im* threatened Wednesday and Thursday with flooding ah the Mississip- II is exerted to crest Tuesday al Burlington more than four feet hImivo flood stage and at Keokuk three feet above flood stage. The Mississippi, which will also crest two to four feet above flood stage at Daven port and Muscatine, is expected to begin to recede Tuesday at those localities. ;

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