Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Unofficial Record On English River
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reeled by heavy rams, were OverHowing streams, fed by showi , „ hl r,scs
daily spring rains, spread over J* . . h thousands of acres of East Iowa ,ho WaPs«Pimcon at Indepen-farniland on the weekend. dence was holding steady Mon-By Monday morning, the (,aY at 7 35 feet. Normal level is waters had timidly begun to; five feet; flood stage is 12. recede, a trend which the army | No significant flooding was
reported on the Cedar at Vinton.
Tin* Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., May 20, *071
corps of engineers ami should continue barring further rain fall. Mississippi
Approximately 7.588 acres in T1,„ Mississi i Washington and Iowa counties were covered by English river
crested about six inches above
fl . . , .. ! flood stage at Davenport Satur-;
floodwater alone, according to d nj ht rL,.lch(^ I, cresl
a corps of engineers estimate. Mllscatinc lale Sunday Jiml was
An unofficial all-time high expected to crest at Keokuk was reported on the English sometime late Monday. river at Wellman. However, at The National Weather Service Halo ii a , an official gauge
Among those v/dtching as 187 graduating Cornell coliogo seniors received their degrees were the college's newly-named 12th nresident, Dr. Philio B. Secor, and Mrs. Secor. Commencement ceremonies were conducted Sunday. Secor, 42, who succeeds Dr. Samuel Stumpf, will assume the Cornell post Aug. 1.
showed a high reading Saturday of 20.45, a foot below the highest reading ever recorded there, 21.45 in 1965, the corps of engineers reported.
Over Flood Level
said the Raccoon river was to I crest Monday at Van Meter about 6 V2 feet over flood stage, j Runoff from last week’s rains was particularly severe because of the already saturated condition of fields.
J Farmers in many areas exilic leading at Kalona ^Vlon- J pressed concern they would day was 18.1, still three lect })ave to replant crops either above flood level. The corps of j washed away or killed by stand-engincers said the English had jn„ water
Rains also virtually halted planting of soybeans, one of the
state’s major cash grain crops.
TRENTON, N. J. (UPl)-Am-trak Metroliner cars reached speeds up to 150 miles an hour this weekend in a test nm between Trenton and New Brunswick.
been ribove flood stage at Ka-1 Iona since May 14. The ordinary level is about five feet.
The English is a tributary of the Iowa river, which was reportedly causing considerable flooding south of the Coralville dam to Wapello and on to the Mississippi river.
High water caused closing of numerous low-lying roads in the Kalona and Wellman areas and the approach to a bridge was washed out on the Washing-ton-Iowa county line road. The bridge had been slated for replacement later this year.
Although no evacuations were reported, the homes of two farm families near Kalona, the Wayne Duwas and Roy Millers, were threatened Sunday. Water did Invade some commercial w buildings in the south part of Monday morning
A Degree of Excitement
-Gazette Photos by L. W. Ward
With equally excited relatives striding alongside her, Margo Ridder of Jacksonville, III., rushed toward commencement exercises in tho Cornell college fieldhouse Sunday morning. In addition to the 187 bachelors degrees conferred, honorary degrees went to Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray and Dr. Willard Boyd, president of tho University of Iowa, who was the day's speaker.
Attempts Made in Trial
To Discredit Testimony
Little Taken in Missing Nine Hours,
Decorah Breakins ^°y hound unnamed trois on u. s. exports to British-
20 YEARS AGO — The commerce department eased con-
INDEPENDENCE—Shawn Gil-jOwne(1 I,on8 KonhN a major port Four breakins lihan 13.vear-oW son of the for transshipment to Red China.
IOWA CITY—The defense in overruled the objeelion and over the weekend were reported clarence Gillihans, who live _
the James Hall murder trial at- allowed Peterson’s testimony here Monday. three miles southeast of'
tempted Monday to discredit to | Although nothing of value was winthrop_ was found by a slatc
was re- tro0per nearly two-and-a-half I
miles southwest of his home!
testimony given by witness as the trial
a state Peterson admitted he could taken, some damage resumed n°L remember the exact room ported at each site.
number where the murder took Entrance at each place of about 2am Monday Kalona. | 0n the witness stand was Mi- place. He agreed he had been I business was gained by break- T}l(, ^oy ha(j hccn
Major flooding also was re-!^aeJ I’ctcrson, a chemist for,hastily summoned to the court, ing a rear window with a rock, nearlv nine hours ported along the north branch of th* Iowa bureau of criminal in-! ^ ca,M ’« nCuny nours'
the Skunk river from interstate 'csllKat'on (BCD-
80 west of Grinnell to Sigourney and on to the point where the North and South Skunk rivers meet southwest of Sigourney.
The North Skunk level at Sigourney Monday morning was 22 feet, down slightly from the
Peterson testified he assisted in “lilting” a fingerprint from the faucet of a sink in the dormitory room where Sarah Ann Ottens was found dead March 13, 1973.
Hall, 20, a former University
ate Saturday, second witness for the Monde v morning was medical examiner, T.T.
The state county ! Bozek.
Dr. Bozek described the condition of Miss Ottens’ body at the time he was summoned to
Sunday morning high of 22.45.' f , w s*tudcnt is accused" of,he murder room. shortly before but still well above the flood I ■ - ’ 01 M„r,.h it urn
stage of 16 feet. The North Skunk reached flood level prjnt was found on
the murder. Peterson
[midnight March 13, 1973.
testified that the!, He dc“ribcJd [)ruise* ™ ,hc
.............ouncl on ,hc inner ’ ncc:k and chcst of ,he v,c'
Thursday and rose steadily unti!j^or|io,1 0f the ccid water faucet, 'im J**. Recto <* Wood
The defense immediately ob. were in the girl s ear channels,
jettied, saying, -This is indirect'""J* and abu £ks ar?a'
. .•_____. u j ,t . j*. He said, The body was cov-
Only one road was reported testimony it directly contradicts ip(| an(j nucjc
closed by high water in Keokuk Pr^v,ous testimany by a state under the quilt except for a county, the Delta road (V-33) umr1('ss- .... .. !sweater.” He said a necklace or
where flooding crept over a n ^^loe,, s impingmg 0,1 lts I locket around the girl’s neck
“appeared to be crushed or
reaching its peak Sunday. One Road Closed
flooding crept over a curve in the road near a bridge, jown v'ltness-Rivers farther north, less af- Judge [Amis VV.
Places broken into were the The Buchanan county sheriffs Winneshiek Co-Op, Gust E. Hau- office said the boy's mother nogen garage, Wonder Bread tba.| aboat H P;m-warehouse, and Neuhring Mobil Sunday tba* be bad been miss-
siatjon mg since 5 p.m. when I wander-
Safe locks at the cooperative aIuav. bome- Sonic 15 were broken with a hammer P^op*e bc€n searching a and a timeclock was broken!three-rmle area tor him.
with a wrench. A few pennies
were taken from the cash draw er.
A deputy sheriff went out to aid in the search and called in three state troopers, and two deputy sheriffs from Black Hawk county.
The boy was found on a road and was returned to his home unharmed.
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You may now be eligible for benefits under my bill, Senate File 1308, which Governor Ray recently signed into law.
The new law provides relief for you if:
(a) You own or rent a mobile home.
(b) You or your spouse are 65 years of age or older or are “totally disabled
(c) Your income is less than $6,000 per year.
The relief is in two forms:
One, the semi-annual tax of 10c per square foot will be reduced beginning June 1, 1975, to as low as Vz of 1c dependent upon your income.
Two, you will be entitled to reimbursement for part of the rent that you have paid to park your mobile home last year.
Benefits are payable September 25 of this year for rent paid last year but you must file by July 31 this year to be eligible. (I have requested tile Director of Revenue to extend tfie time for filing lint a decision has not been made at this time and I urge you to act now.)
lf you want an application form or help in completing it, please do not hesitate to call my office (366-5681) or write me at 414 SGA Building, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52401. lf I may be of service in any other way, please contact me.
Tom Riley ( State Senator