Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Firemen Battle Blaze in Silo
Marion firemen spray water on the remnants of a large silo on the Weaver Witwer farm four miles north of the city near the Tenth street road. The silo was toppled Monday noon after firemen were unable to extinguish a series of small blazes burning in the contents. The fires apparently ignited several weeks ago by spontaneous combustion, firemen said. Several thousand gallons of water were poured into the silo. Last Saturday, sparks from the silo set a large barn adjacent to it on fire, causing minor roof damage. The silo burst apart as it hit the ground Monday and firemen kept the blaze which erupted under control. Trucks from both the Marion and Alburnett fire departments were on the scene.
Family Spat Stirs Still-Vital GOP
By \raeld B. Sawislak
WASHINGTON (UPI) -Anyone wfio thinks the argument between the Kepublican left and right that started after the 1974 elections is just a family spat at the funeral ought to take another look at the corpse. ‘Taint dead.
What happened to the Kepublican party Nov. 5 did not require the services of an undertaker. While the loss of 40-plus house seats may have justified calling the Democratic victory a landslide, the Republicans came out of the elections with fewer losses rn the senate and statehouses than many independent observers (and many Republicans) expected
Johnson Board To Seek Pact For New Offices
IOWA CITY - The Johnson county board of supervisors Monday unanimously voted to attempt to reach an agreement with federal authorities, which would allow moving of major county offices into the federal building here.
The supervisors wish to move county zoning offices, the engineering department and the supervisors’ offices from their present location at the courthouse, across the street into the new federal building
Communications with federal authorities have suggested a rental price of $5 25 per square foot, which would allow the county some 1,500 square feet of office space for an annual rental in excess of 17.(NM).
The supervisors have been seeking additional office space for over a year-and-a-half. If the move to the federal building is allowed, the county probate office would move into offices presently occupied at the courthouse by the motor vehicle department.
The motor vehicle department, in turn, would take over space presently occupied by the county assessor’s office and probate departments.
By winning some new governorships, especially Ohio. and by holding statehouses and senate seats where they were said to be in deep trouble — Michigan. Kansas, New York, for three — the GOP showed it remains a vital force in American politics.
But overriding the mid-term election results is the fact that the Republican party holds the presidency. In terms of survival. occupancy of the W hite House can be the factor that wipes out all the bitter losses of 1974 and provides the opportunity to rebuild toward victory in 1976.
The key is Gerald Ford’s conduct of the presidency, and that is what Republican conservative^ and liberals have been arguing about since the dawn of Nov. 6
Despite a congressional record that placed him to the right of center in the GOP, Ford has not positioned himself firmly in either ideological camp as President, and now both sides are interpreting the election returns in a way that they hope will give him a shove in their direction
* The liberal (self-described “moderate”) Republican Ripon Society issued an analysis of the election returns that concluded the GOP “will continue to shrivel if its members insist upon nominating candidates whose appeal does not extend beyond the hard-core rank and file” of the party.
‘‘It has long been manifest that Republicans have to nominate moderates or progressives if they want to win statewide office in the more populous states,” a Ripon statement said.
As backup for its conc lusion, the group said ‘‘30 of the 70 members of the archconserva
tive Republican house Steering Committee’ ” lost Nov. 5. while “only one of the 32 members of the moderate Republican Wednesday Group’ failed in re-election bids.”
Ripon adds: “To blame the large losses of the GOP on Watergate alone obscures the fact that the v ictims of Watergate tended to be those Congressmen who made no effort to broaden the base of their constituency.”
The conservative response* to the election is to deny that it was a literal victory. Patrick Buchanan, former speech-wliter in the Nixon White House and a staunch conserva-
Tracy Marie Droz Dies; Services Thursday
WELLMAN - Tracy Marie Droz, 74, died Monday at the Jefferson county hospital in Fairfield
Born May 2, 19(H) in Tindall, Mo., she married Victor J. Droz in Trenton, Mo. on Dec*. 9, 1921
She lived in Cedar Rapids until 1960 when she and her husband moves! to Fairfield and then to Wellman where Mrs. Droz resided for the last six years.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist chruch in Cedar Rapids and the Wellman Embroidery club
She is survived by one son, Dr Jack Droz, Wellman; two grandchildren; and two sisters. Nattie Swan, Kansas Cit-y, Kan., and Sadie Barrett, Calif.
Services are Thursday at ll) at Powells in Wellman with burial in the Fairfield Evergreen cemetery Visitation after 7 Tuesday
Hirohito s Book Appears
TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Hirohito s Hydrozoa is not a Japanese opera
It s a book about marine life.
The Imperial Household Agency announced the emperor, an amateur biologist, has published his fourth book, “The Hydrozoa — a Low-Class Order of Sea Life — Around the Ogasawara Islands”.
The book records nine urn portant discoveries in a study of 2H specimens of hydrozoa. a simple form of jelly fish, presented to him by Dr. Minoru Imashima of the National Science Museum, who collected the specimens in the summer of 1971)
live. wrote that successful Democrats like Sen. McGovern and Gary Hart campaigned in 1974 on conservative themes and that “the national trend remains to the right.”
To Buchanan, the election Ford and other Republican leaders ought to be looking at is 1972, when he said the GGP gave voters ‘‘clear and compelling reason*” for supporting it.
And. he says, if the Republican party is “ever to forge a new coalition’’ of Americans opposed to liberal policies and programs “it must set aside the politics of ‘conciliation, compromise, cooperation and consensus*.”
Ripon and Buchanan were making public statements. But the ear they were trying to catch was in the White House
Cases heard Monday magistrate’s court were:
Speeding — John R Whitson, 1695 McGowan boulevard, $30; Harold J. Mengler, 1600 Seventh avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, $30; Douglas L. Wilkinson, 1624 Keith drive NE, Cedar Rapids, $30 Stop sign Loris L. Marston, route 3, $15. Improper muffler — Gary W. Myers, 2060 Sylvia avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, $10.
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Look to the Stars! Christmas shop the Want Ads. — Adv.
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Board to Meet — Linn-Mar board of education will meet Thursday at 7.30 p.m. in the administration building.
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Council Meets — Marion’s council will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the city hall.
Road Tries Credit Cards For Tolls
NEW BRUNSWICK. N. J. (UPI) — Digging for change at tollbooths can be a nuisance, but New Jersey turnpike riders may soon have the convenience of shouting “charge it” when they exit.
The turnpike, which claims to be the busiest toll road in the country, issued special credit cards to its own employes to test the new system for six months before extending it to the general public.
Employes will present the plastic credit cards to toll collectors as they leave the turnpike. The toll taker will process a toll slip similar to a credit sales slip and will give part of the slip to the mo-torist-employe, the spokesman said.
A spokesman said the turnpike is the nation’s first toll road to test credit cards.
“It’s a research project that has all sorts of possibilities for the future if it proves that vehicles can lie processed more quickly and safely.” according to the turnpike spokesman.
“It just staggers the imagination — just as long as you can record the transaction and get the bill to the right place.”
Turnpike employes traditionally are reimbursed for tolls paid when they are commuting or while performing official business on the turnpike, but the experiment will permit the turnpike to determine if such a credit card system would make it possible to keep track of toll charges.
The experiment will be conducted at toll plazas in New Brunswick, and in nearby Woodbridge and Edison. N J.
A spokesman for the AAA auto clubs of New Jersey, which represents 300.(HK) of the state’s motorists, said he would favor any new concept if it helps drivers.
“Credit cards?” he said. “Why not? We have credit cards everywhere else — as long as it doesn't create any tremendous traffic back up.”
Asks Protection For Bar Patrons
BUDAPEST (UPI) - Janus Kobanc/i wrote a letter to the Hungarian government newspaper Magyar Hirlap demanding that bars get treatment equal to schools.
“Schools have guard rails at the entrance to stop children running out into the street, but I know at least three bars where there is no guard rail to prevent drunks staggering out into Uh* path of an oncoming car,” he said
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Mother Dies — Hattie Weber, 95. Sheffield, mother of Fred Weber, 1215 Country Club drive, died Sunday in a Clear Lake nursing home. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a m. in Sheffield, with burial in Sheffield.
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XI Gamma Sigma chapter
of Beta Sigma Phi will meet Tuesday at 7.45 in the home of Mrs. Dennis Albers, 4508 Sugar Pine drive NE, Cedar Rapids. Members are asked to take canned goods for the Thanksgiving basket.
Program will be presented by a weight watchers group.
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Ray’s Jewelry closed to mark down inventory for stock reduction sale beginning Thursday morning at Kl o’clock — Adv.
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Card of Thanks — We would like to thank all friends and neighbors for their expression of kindness at the time of the death of our son and brother, Mark, Mr. arid Mrs. John Rader. Mike and Mary. — Adv.
Basement Sale, 2645 25th Ave. Wed., Thurs. 4:30 to 8. Toys. — Adv.
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Retail bureau of the Marion division Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday at 9:30 a m. in the Fanners State bank community room
Hickory smoked barbequed ribs, shrimp and chicken served Wednesday’s, Stickney's Scoreboard. — Adv,
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Eta Iota chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in the home of Mrs. David Kroeger, 525 Sixth avenue. Mrs. Richard Sears and Mrs. Paul Anderson have the program, “Verse Making”.
BERLIN (AP) — John Sherman Cooper, first U. S. ambassador to East Germany, will arrive in East Berlin Dec. 3. a U. S. spokesman said Friday.
By Perniella Robinson Lay
GLADBROOK - The first ambulance given to the Gladbrook-Lincoln area three years ago by the Estel-Perrin funeral home in Marshalltown has been replaced
The two towns purchased new equipment for the first ambulance. They also have raised the money and completely paid for the new one.
Jerry Psotka worked with the town councils, volunteers and Chuck King, then mayor, to get the ambulance service started after the funeral homes discontinued their services.
In this day of inflation and farm prices it was difficult for the two small towns and surrounding area to raise the $14,550 which was the delivered price.
The price had gone higher since it was ordered on June 7 and today would In* even $3.-000 more.
It was delivered at the end of October, and was equipped and ready for use on Nov. 7.
During agreement open house, a number braved the rain to see the public safety equipment on display.
The new machine has
Says Food Conference Shows Farm Priorities
DES MOINES (AP) - The World Food Conference, which was held recently in Rome, helped get “understanding on the need for developing nations to give priority to agriculture,” Iowa Farm Bureau President J. Merrill Anderson said Monday.
Anderson said some achievements of the conference included establishment of a fund to give assistance to developing nations and establishment of a three-year food aid program to provide grain and funds for food aid.
“The results of the conference will now depend on the willingness of all nations to follow through in implementing the recommendations adopted," Anderson said.
pacify for four patients, two attendants in the front, and two in the back, including the stretchers. The stationery oxygen unit is for two, and there
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pirator which is |>ortablc Also included is a fire extinguisher and a cabinet filled with necessary supplies. Both the front and back have air conditioning.
The volunteer workers have had training and will continue to take the EMT courses as they are available. The volunteers are Orville Brekke, Wendell Cheville, 1’riscilla Crumley, Paul Filers, Sandy Landt, Loren Mehaffy, Carroll Parsons, Virginia Parsons, Jerry Postka. Maxine School, Gene Seda, Mae Sienkneeht, Richard Verwcrs and Gene Walston
Mon Accused of Hitting Policeman
CORALVILLE - Alan Loomis, Coralville, has been charged by Iowa City police with striking a police officer following an incident at the Veterans’ hospital Sunday night.
According to police, Loomis entered Veterans’ hosptial seeking medical aid for his German shepherd which had been struck by a car.
When refused treatment, Loomis attempted medical aid on his ow n
As police arrived and informed Loomis the dog was dead, Loomis allegedly struck Iowa City Patrolman Rictus Keating with his fist. Keating was treated at University Hospitals and released.
Dentist Fined in Candy Protest
MASSET. B C. (AP) - Dr Robert Orr. a dentist who overturned candy counters in a store to protest the effects of candy on children’s teeth, has been ordered to pay $12 in damages in return for a conditional court discharge.
He was convicted Thursday night of willful damage to the Delmos Co-op store. His lawyer says the dentist plans to appeal the conviction.
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