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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather Clear to partly Cloudy through sunday. Lows tonight near 40. Highs sunday in 60s. City final to cents volume 88 number 281 Cedar rapids. Iowa saturday october 17, 1970 associated press up new York time biggest air plane blows revamp for City govt. Is proposed Des Moines a proposed legislation is being considered which could radically affect local government in and around the eight largest cities in Iowa. The proposal would allow formation of a metropolitan service corporations to Cut across City and town boundaries and provide metropolitan areas with unified services such As police and fire Protection. Proponents say the new metropolitan Agency would eliminate duplication of services staff and facilities and the inefficient use of tax Money caused by that duplication. 20 cities in the Des Moines metropolitan area for example there Are nearly 20 cities and towns in addition to the Polk county government. A it is obvious there is great duplication of services a said rep. George Milligan a Des Moines chairman of the metropolitan planning study committee. Affected by the proposed legislation would be All Iowa cities with More than 45,000 population. Those include Des Moines Davenport Dubuque Council Bluffs Sioux City Iowa City Waterloo and Cedar rapids. A the one thing that bothers people most is taxes a said Milligan. A when they realize the benefits of combining services they re going to Force the legislature into corporation the proposed corporation could be formed Only with approval from the voters in the area to be affected. It could provide one service such As water or police Protection or a Gamut of services including Street construction and maintenance planning zoning Parks purchasing and waste disposal. Milligan thinks there a a Good Chance the legislature will pass such legislation. But the committee was told Friday that the league of Iowa municipalities May be Cool to the idea. Problems Robert Hays the leagues executive director told the legislators that other states which have tried metropolitan government bodies find they a create More problems than they he said the league has no official position on the proposed Iowa legislation. Some league members have been considering upgrading county governments to provide consolidated services instead of creating new agencies Hays said. The committee said Milligan believes consolidation of services is needed and the metropolitan approach makes a the most sense in terms of the Iowa Constitution and background and trying to have something he said the committee has no intention of giving the metropolitan agencies any new taxing Powers which cities Don t have now. Up photo Bishop Walsh visits president Bishop James Walsh 79, freed in july after 12 years in a communist chinese prison talks with president Nixon in the latter a office. Ronald Ziegler White House press Secretary said Nixon was Quot interested in hearing from someone who spent so much time in Ziegler said the president told Walsh that it is his policy to move toward an opening with China. Quot Here is a country of 700 million people that should not be isolated from the world Quot Nixon was quoted. Truck plunge into football fans 2 dead hot Springs a. A a drive less pickup truck that plunged Down a Steep Hill and into a crowd watching a High school football game killed two children and injured 12 other persons Friday night. Police said two teenagers left the truck running when they parked it at the top of a Hill overlooking the Bath county High school football Field and left to watch a game on the Field. As the first Quarter was ending the truck came Down the incline smashed through a crowded Concession tent then through a crowd of children at the Edge of the end zone before it struck a scoreboard on an adjacent baseball Field. A it was awful a said Cecil Blake. A kids were around the hot dog stand when the truck came rolling Down the Hill. It scattered kids All Over the the game was stopped and a Call went Over the Public address system for station wagons to take the injured to hospitals. Witnesses said the truck had been pushed in an Effort to Start it earlier and the boys apparently left it running for fear it would not Start again. The dead were Stephen Lowry. 8, and Sherry Armstrong 9. Most of those injured were elementary school age children. Moderate recovery in Progress economists hot Springs a. A Twenty Industry a economists assured the business Council saturday that the economic slowdown has touched Bottom and a moderate recovery is under Way. The consensus of the councils panel of professional consultants was delivered at a closed meeting of High government economic officials and top Industry executives at the councils fall meeting. A the Outlook is for continued improvement through 1971, despite the Impact of the current strike against general motors a said the forecast presented to the business organization by the chairman of its economic committee Birny Mason Board chairman of Union Carbide corp., new York. Real growth rate the consultants predicted that real growth in production next year will Range from 2.4 percent to 4 percent following a year of virtually no real increase in 1970. Train crash in Korea kills 14 Seoul Korea apr a passenger train collided with a freight in a Tunnel 55 Miles East of Seoul saturday and police said 14 persons were killed and 55 injured most of them High school students. Today s Chackle plan ahead a it Wasny training when Noah built the Ark. Copyright youth 17, is killed another Hurt in crash special to the Gazette Independence Steve Folkmann 17, of South Amana was killed and a Williamsburg youth was injured in a one car crash on Highway 150, Vuk Miles South of Independence about 6 . Today. In serious condition in an Independence Hospital this morning was Gary Lillis 18, of Williamsburg a passenger in the car driven by Folkmann. According to authorities Folk Mann a car was northbound on the Road w Hen he crossed the Center line and struck the Southwest Corner of a Bridge abutment. No cause for the crash has been determined. Services for Folkmann. The son of or. And mrs. Edgar Folkmann Are pending at the Mcswiggen and Uhlmann funeral Home in Williamsburg. Cardinal raked by polish reds Warsaw apr a polish communist party newspaper saturday accused Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski roman Catholic primate of Poland of a disgraceful the attack broke two years of peace Between Church and state Here. Gross National production in 1971 a in Dollar terms reflecting continued inflation a will top the trillion Dollar Mark according to expectations. Forecasts ranged Between $1.04 trillion and $1.05 trillion. Unemployment was seen As averaging about 5 percent during 1971, with some improvement through the year. The rate now stands at 5.5 percent. The panel did not foresee any significant increase in business spending on new Plant and equipment in 1971, but expenditures Are expected to equal or slightly exceed this years Levels. Pollution correction outlays by utilities to meet anticipated Energy shortages and by industries seeking to Correct pollution problems Are expected to help sustain capital spending at this relatively High level. The economists said four recognized surveys of consumer Confidence have All edged up recently. Because of High recent rates of saving Consumers have ample spending Money. Auto sales Are foreseen at 9.5 million vehicles or More about 500,000 More than in 1970. There was general agreement that anti inflation efforts have begun to show measurable results. The economists voiced continuing concern however Over the Federal budget deficit the pressure of rising costs on prices and the balance of payments problems. Crash kills coed injures 4 others special to the Gazette Coralville a University of Iowa coed was killed and five other persons were injured in a two car Headon crash on Highway six inside Coralville a City limits about 12 45 . Today. Killed was Carolyn k. Curran 20, of Russell Iowa. She had sustained severe head and Chest injuries authorities said. In Good condition with head injuries at University hospitals Iowa City this morning was the Driver of the car in which she was Riding James e. Phelan 20, of Iowa City. Also hospitalized in fair condition with leg and knee injuries was another passenger in the car Pat Wise 18, of Iowa City. Another passenger in the Phelan car Patrick Long 18, of Iowa City and the Driver of the other car Donald d. Smith 22, of new London were treated at the Hospital for minor injuries and released. According to authorities one of the autos crossed the Center line causing the head on collision. Hurl stones Nixon s one Dies in Way in Vermont Stop r ,� Arlington it. Selection Nixon a attention Cen v %3 explosions la and Burlington president Nixon was greeted in leered on the governorship con snowy weather by a crowd of Between Republican a a gov. Raymond Broderick several thousand persons Satur Democrat Muton Shapp Day As he talked about issues Starr testimonial local and global. It was his first Stop of a one rom Middletown Nixon was a _ a c-5 Galaxy transport Day political swing in four Elgg Euto a fall Recti of a a Quot orld s Are est states Vermont new Jersey for Bart Starr who in t run plodded and burned on the Fly it Dobbins air base a. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Nixon spoke again of his efforts to wind Down the Vietnam War and build a a generation of peace a even As a Small of Youthful hecklers kept shouting a Stop the at one Point As Nixon entered an unheated air plane hangar anti War demonstrators threw several Small stones his Way. None hit him but some smashed apart As they struck the Concrete Airport apron. Fuel Assurance standing without a Topcoat As Snow fell lightly outside Nixon turned to a new England Issue and discounted area fears of a fuel crisis this Winter. A there will be no fuel Oil shortage a he said. A we will see to the key race in Vermont is for the Senate seat held by Republican Winston Prouty who faces a Strong Challenge from a three time former democratic governor Philip Hoff. Nixon had warm words for Prouty the . Candidate for governor Deane Davis and the entire Republican ticket. Lest his remarks from the platform be ignored he issued a formal statement heaping kind words on the Republican candidates. Nixon is expanding his Campaign travel schedule almost daily. Already booked for a five state Campaign swing monday and tuesday a in Ohio North Dakota Missouri Tennessee and Indiana a he added a North Carolina Stop. He had announced plans to Campaign oct. 29 in Texas and said Friday that he will go to Illinois and Minnesota on the 29th. Whereas just two Days ago the White House had been talking in terms of vote seeking trips to 16 or 17 states Nixon aides now speak of spending a full week or More campaigning in 18 to 20 states. Ning for anything except a few one at the Lockheed Georgia More seasons As quarterback of co. Saturday killing one pm the Green Bay packers. While in Wisconsin however Nixon was expected to say a word or two against the re election bid of democratic sen. William Proxmire. Ronald Ziegler Nixon a press Secretary was asked if the president would be engaged before the election principally in an Effort to defeat candidates such As Proxmire who Are considered dovish on Vietnam. His reply ploy and injuring another. Doug Wheeler. Lockheed Deputy program manager for the aircraft said preliminary invest photo on picture Page ligation indicated three explosions rocked the controversial $50-million plane which was produced by the company. Wheeler said the explosions apparently entered in the left Way rest of family while the president is covering nine states in a four Day i break it Down that wins Aad ce1atc r lasca8e the rear end of the fuselage was destroyed although the ring Wing escaped serious damage. No other planes were damaged. Major John Eckhardt Dobbins period his wife scheduled Cam Nfn a nation officer said the a a. Mishap occurred during a de continued. Page 2. Col. Fueling operation aboard the p Ane which had been on a test Parsons official kit ending about 5 pm Fri Quot i Day. A not really sure Wheeler when asked if the Fairfield apr. Rob plane was being def eled said Ert Williams vice president of 1 Don t think it was but i in not d. Really sure. He said the two arsons College was killed sat empi0yes were working on Tho urday when his Parachute failed to open As he was jumping with the Parsons Parachute club. His son Robert jr., watched in horror As his father plunged to Earth from Between 3,000 and 3,500 feet up. Or. Terry Sutton who exam Dies parachuting aircraft and a the work apparently was being done in the fuel tank according to Wheeler the plane was owned by the air Force but had been returned to Lockheed for test purposes. It carries 318,000 pounds of aviation fuel stored in a total of 12 fuel cells six to each Wing. It has a history of con Rogers talk to Gromyko inconclusive new fighting in Jordan reported Beirut Lebanon apr fighting broke out Between the Jordan army and palestinian guerillas saturday four Days after the two sides signed a a final peace agreement a according to guerilla broadcasts. Ined the body said it appeared or. Williams May have died before hitting the ground since there was no sign that the pins i Troverso mainly entered on had been pulled from the Chute spiralling costs. One of its fore pack i most congressional critics sen. The emergency Reserve Chute Proxmire a wishes called it was open on the ground but a unsafe at any Load and has or. Sutton said it could have repeatedly attacked the pro been opened by the Impact. Gram. $2-billion overrun a $2-billion overrun disclosed in the program last year added to the controversy. The planets 248-foot length 223-foot Wingspread and six Story height would crowd a football stadium. New Jersey stops United nations apr although Security officers at next Stop on the schedule after Jiff to Jinks aviation Vermont was new Jersey with r0onvil w e f agents had been sum n d Stods at airports in Newark and a soviet foreign min to assist in the investigation Tarboro Ami a . Conclave1 it a i eve Wheeler said he was unaware of at Ocean Grove concern Over Kremlin in any such action. Tent on some major internal have you ruled out sabotage tonal issues. Then a he was asked. This was reported by u. S. Of a a we be not ruled it in a facials saturday following a Wheeler replied. A it does no tap four hour Dine and talk session Pear to be a possibility at this in a crucial new Jersey race democratic sen. Harrison Williams is facing Nelson Gross the states former . Chairman. Nixon resigned himself to spending much of the Day Between the big two foreign ministers that lasted until near treatment of Shock aboard helicopters flying via Midnight Friday. Killed was Phillip Smith 31, that contrivance from Newark the Middle East peace Effort of Rosell a. To two stops planned for Penn and alleged soviet truce Viola the injured employee was in Sylvania. Tons improvement of Condi the base infirmary for treatment Moon Alen will use shopping corf the first of the latter was to j Lions for West Berlin and pres be the Airport in Lancaster Fol ident Nixon a latest proposal for Lowed by the Airport in Middle peace in indo China town. I among the items discussed. Since Senate Republican a a in a describe the atmosphere Leader Hugh Scott of that state As Businesslike not unfriendly seems virtually assured of re spirited a u. S. Spokesman Robert Mccloskey said. A follow up by Harry Rosenthal Washington a the Apollo 14 astronauts will go about the Moon collecting Rock samples next february much As the housewife cruises a grocery store with her shopping cart. In fact the spaceship will carry a fancy version of such a cart. Its been called everything from a wheelbarrow and a Rickshaw to names unprintable astronaut Edgar Mitchell said Friday As he showed it off for the first time Mitchell is lunar module Pilot for the launch scheduled Jan. 31. The spacecraft commander will be Alan Shepard americans first Man in space. Stuart Roosa a Rookie will be command module Pilot. Officially the cart is a modular equipment transporter. More familiarly its known As a met like the new York baseball team. Its a gadgeteers dream with a place for everything a boy scout or Moon explorer needs a pocket Here for a Sample collector a Latch there for a shovel Fastener or map. And mounted on top is a camera. The works fold up for storage in the lunar module ascent stage equipment Bay. The idea is to save Shepard and Mitchell the trouble of carrying the equipment. Even the handle is designed so the astronaut does no to have to curl his gloved fingers around it. A a squeezing operation gets tiring a Mitchell explained. He said the Crew would like to bring Back 60 or 70 pounds of lunar material but will be Happy with As Little As 25. And they wont be too choosy on what rocks they pick. A we will work quickly to get a larger amount of samples and will let the sorting be done on Earth a he said. A it. Would be Folly to waste the time available to us trying to make Field the flight is planned to carry out the same objectives As Apollo 13, which had to be aborted after an explosion. The Apollo 14 command ship is being modified such mishaps. Apollo 14 will land in the Highland area of Fra Mauro and the astronauts will have two Moon walks of up to five hours 15 minutes each. Mitchell said he and Shepard will try to extend their stay time As much As possible and to climb to the rim of Cone Crater thought to be 400 feet High. A your plan is to be talkative a Mitchell said. A we will try to describe the lunar geological scene As we Progress from one Point to another. Geologists in Houston some of them making sketches can ask us appropriate questions and help us better than they have Ever done of Shock. His name was withheld pending notification of his were family. Wheeler said reports indicated he was a not seriously injured although he suffered some the explosion routed residents from their Beds for Miles meeting is scheduled for Mon around. Steve Ridling who lives Day night. Across from the Lockheed Plant u. S. Strategists have been some 15 Miles Northeast of at concerned that the soviet Union Lanta said he was awakened to avoid despite Nixon s a Era of Neotia about 1 25 . To ions a policy May be veering toward a Tough cold War line. They have been particularly upset by what they term blatant soviet violation of the u. mid East truce by putting new missiles into the standstill zone. U. S. Officials said Rogers raised the violations Issue but did not show Gromyko u. S. Aerial photos of the new installations. They also said Gromyko denied any soviet violations As Moscow has previously. In general they said the american Side still came away with questions As to whether the soviets Are seriously interested in finding ways to reach a mid East settlement. A it was a loud blast loudest in be Ever heard a he said. A i continued. Page 2, col. 2. Today s Index Church. 3 comics. 7 courthouse. 2 crossword 7 daily record. 2 deaths. 2 editorial features 6 financial. La Marion. La movies 8 sports 9. To television 4 want ads. 11-15 i

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