Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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State Informs Marion Access
Road Width Not Acceptable
The Cedar Rapids Gazette. KrL. Sept. 20. 1971 5
By Larry Tanner
Marion's council Thursday night was informed by letter from the Iowa highway commission the Hennessey Brothers, Inc., property access does* not meet acceptable width standards.
The access as planned by the city is 95 feet in width The IHC’ standard is 65 feet, Leonard Baicom, district maintenance engineer told the city in the letter
He also said the no left turn’’ burner in the access is not acceptable
The council took no action on the matter other than to receive and file the letter Mayor William .I Grundy, after the meeting when asked by The Gazette what the city’s next step will bo, said “The council will have to instruct our city engineer to re draw the access plan.”
Grundy did not indicate when the council planned to take this action
A resolution of necessity was approved by the council for the Alburnett road sanitary sewer project. The objections against the project were overruled. Plans, specifica-
YMCA— Saturday’s activity schedule at the Marion YMCA is: Non-aquatic -Saturday fun club 9:30 a m., junior high gym 10:30, cheerleading ll, adult open gym noon, family gym 3 pm, gymnastics club 4; pool -pre-school lessons 9 a rn., youth recreational swim 10:30, junior high recreational swim noon, adult and family recreational swim I p.m.
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Sell House — Ellyne Plot/ has sold the house at 809 Sixth avenue to Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Barket. 931 Twen-Mississippi Bridge Opening Is Set Nov. I 5
PRAIRIK DU CHIEN. Wis. — Nov. 15 has been set by Wisconsin highway department officials as the date for opening the Mississippi river bridge linking Prairie du Chien with Marquette, Iowa
Three major reasons were cited for rescinding an earlier projected opening date of the Marquette-Joliet bridge.
A supply of posts for the guardrail on the bridge approach on the Iowa side has been exhausted. A similar situation may develop on the Wisconsin side of the bridge, as well as on the fill between the two main spans.
A decision by the Sam Par-lsi Construction Co. to wait until it can move concrete over the east bridge span before pouring the center fill area, is another time deterrent
The center area is the last major section of concrete left to be poured.
Finally, rain or threat of rain. has held up pouring of concrete or working on concrete forms several times in recent weeks.
However, work on the bridge is well ahead of the original projected opening date of Dec. I, but it had been speculated that the span could be opened by Oct. I, if necessary.
Illinois Man Found Dead in Truck on 1-80
TIFFIN—Myron Zoost. no age available. Highland Lake, III., was found dead in the cab of the semi-trailer truck hi* was driving shortly before 6:15 Friday morning on interstate HO fives miles west of the Tiffin interchange.
The truck had jackknifed and turned over into the median strip, and officiials report it is difficult to determine in which direction the truck was headisl
Authorities are speculating Zoost may have suffered a heart attack, causing him to lose control of his vehicle. An autopsy will be conducted and an investiaglon into the accident is continuing
Services Saturday for John McMorrow, 101
WAUKON—John McMorrow, KH, died Thursday in the Waukon hospital He had lived in the West Ridge community all his life.
He was born March 12, 1873
Services Saturday at IO at St. John the Baptist church. Visitaion will be held after 2 Friday at rosary at 8 at Bakke Hanson's. Burial ML Olivet cemetery
Berth street. Possession will be given Oct. I. Sale was made by Hedges’ Associates, Inc.
Notice To all my customers, Clarence Frett Barber Service will open October 1st, 83(1 loth St—Adv
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Set Installation — Marion Rainbow Assembly No. 124, will hold a public installation of officers Saturday at 7 p m. in the Masonic templeCulver Proposes Matching Funds For Campaigns
DKS MOINES—Congress-man John Culver Tuesday urged the state campaign finance disclosure committee to adopt a system of publicly financed matching funds for election campaigns in Iowa.
He termed the proposal “the best and surest way to restore vitally-needed public confidence in our electoral system."
The U.S. senate Republican candidate said present disclosure laws are useful, but are not sufficient to allay public mistrust of undue financial reliance on a small number of large contributors
The objective. Culver said, should bi* to broaden the base of public participation.
He suggested a voluntary $1 tax check-off to fiannce a matching fund for small contributions of SSO of less.
Culver, who has been criticised by his opponent, David Stanely. for accepting out-of-state financing, said he felt small concern for outside support that is not dominated by-large interests. He said congress is a national body whose decisions affect all Americans,Oelwein Line Purchases 60 Locomotives
OELWEIN—The Chicago-Northwestern railroad here has recently purchased HO diesel locomotives from the LaGrange division of General Motors
Total cost of the engines is $22 million which are schedule for delivery in early 1975.
They will range form 1.500 to 3.000 horsepower.
The purchase marks 135 new locomotives purchased bv the railroad in the last IO months and brings the total owned by the Oelwein-based line to 1,018
Larry Provo, of Chicago-Northwestern. said the order was placed to meet increased demands for transportation.
Woman Accused of Embezzlement of Car
INDEPENDENCE- A 30-35-year-old woman was being held for Oaklahoma authorities in the Buchanan county jail on charges of embezzlement of a rental car and possession of false idenf leat ion and credit cards.
She was apprehended Thrusday night by Independence police officers after they received information from Oaklahoma authorities that the stolen car might be in the city
Authorities were attempting to determine the woman’s identify.
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tions, notices of hearing and notices to bidders were approved The hearing and hid letting were set for Oct. 17
The contract and performance bond for Blue Grass Enterprises of Marion was approved for the 1974 sodding project. Contract is for $8,-233 HO.
Final approval was given to the ordinance amendment exempting totally and permanently disabled n“rsons under H5 years 50 percent on the garbage and refuse collection.
A letter was received and filed from the Bethel Baptist
church congregation, BKI F.ighth avenue, opposing the Marion Adult Book and Cinema The church had petitioned earlier agaisnt the Marion adult theatre
First reading was approved on an ordinance vacating First street lying between highway 151 right of way and the Milwaukee Railroad property.
Approval was given to a resolution for an Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. feeder line to be located along Twelfth. Fourteenth and Tenth streets and Fifth avenueRay Cites Cost Factor Involving Longer Trucks
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—Iowa Gov. Robert Ray says the cost of maintaining what he calls a “deteriorating and overcrowded interstate 80” is the main reason he opposes longer transcontinental trucks in the state.
Ray said Thursday the cost of building interstate highways is 90 percent paid by the federal government, but the highways are maintained by the state.
Ray, in Council Bluffs to appear at Thomas Jefferson high school, said he is awating a report on the long truck problem from the new department of transportation in his administration Iowa is the only stste between Pennsylvania and the West coast barring H5-foot transcontinental trucks or twintrailer combinations on Iiterstate 80 Ray said he believes longer trucks would cause highway maintenance costs to soar because “it woud mean thousands and thousands of additional trucks on 1-80. ” Ray’s veto in March of a bill permitting five-foot-longer trucks has become an issue in the Iowa gubernatorial campaign. His Democratic opponent. Senate Minority Leader James Schaben, favors longer transcontinental
trucks.Gas Explosion Injures Workers
DUBUQUE (UPI) - Four northeast Iowa construction workers were hospitalized here today following an explosion and fire Thursday at a natural gas main the men were working on.
Dubuque firemen were able to contain the fire The resulting explosion jarred nearby residents.
leonard Tekippe, 19. of rural Durango, was listed in serious condition at Xavier hospital. Larry Simon, 2H. Dubuque, Dale Merkes. 21), Farley, and Robert Leuheus, 35, Dyersville, were all listed in fair condition Assistant fire chief Robert Mehrl said the men were working on the three-meh gas line when the explosion and fire oeeured in the 4-foot-deep by 10-foot long excavation.
Hospital officials said the men suffered second and third degree burns over their bodies.The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A.
Officers Charge Youth After Wadena Breakin
WADKNA—One youth was arrested and two turned over to juvenile authorities early Thursday morning after they reportedly broke into a Wadena grocery store about I 15 a.rn
Kevin Robbins, 18. Volga City, was charged with breaking and entering after he and two other Volga City youths were found by sheriff’s authorities hiding in downtown Wadena.
A resident above the Wadena store heard someone in the store and called authorities.
Robbins is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. The other youths were released in custody of their parents.
On Highway 20
IN DEPENDENC' E-James O. Haas, 35, Potosi, Wis., lost control of the semi-trailer truck he was driving about 5: 30 a.m. Thursday five miles east of Independence on highway 20, authorities said.
The truck eventually landed in a bean field after veering to the right, striking a culvert, swerving to the other side of the road and hitting a telephone pole.
Haas was uninjured and authorities said he apparently lost control when he attempted to pick up a cigaret he had dropped.
No charges have been filedStudy Proposes Focusing Efforts on Youth Persons
study recommends that any measures taken to stop use of marijuana, alcohol and stimulant drugs in the Dubuque area should be focused on young persons The study, disclosed Wednesday by the Dubuque United Way, indicates experimentation and use of alcohol and marijuana is widespread among adolescents in the area
In addition, it said more than 1,000 young persons in the area are “heavily involved in the high frequency use of illicit dregs” and “would identify themselves with a drug-using sub-culture.” However, tin- study, conducted by the Resource Planning Corp of White Plains, N. V , said use of psychedelic drugs such as LSI), cocaine and other narcotics is a lesser problem.
Researchers said the study was compiled through interviews with 50 drug users, 25 drinkers and other persons, and officials with knowledge about the drug scene
“Our analysts clearly indicate that if preventive efforts are to be employed, those efforts must be focused on the adolescents,” the study said
The study said the Dubuque area is considered an active center for drug trafficking and that most drugs appear to be available to someone “diligent in seeking them out.”
The* study also said there is “an obvious need” to control the availability of alcohol to young persons.
Breakin Reported at Independence Club
INDEPENDENCE-A breakin at the Jungle Inn on highway 20 west of Independence netted theives about $25 in change from the cash register.
A distributor discovered the incident about 3 p.m. Wednesday when he stopped to make a delivery.
Officials report entry was gained by breaking the glass in one of the front doors The incident remains under investigation by the independence police departmentTcGe.^irU-
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Schaben, Mezvinsky, Speak ct Fundraiser
VINTON—State Sen, James Schaben and First district congressman Edward Mezvinsky will bt* speakers at a Benton county Democratic fund raising dinner at fi:3(l Saturday at the country club here
Schaben is the Democratic candidate for, governor and Mezvinsky is a democratic candidate for re-election
Mrs. John Culver, Cedar Rapids, the wife of the Democratic candidate for U.S. senator, is also scheduled to appear
Tickets for the dinner are $6, according to Benton county Democratic chairman Voila* Sanders.
ELKADER— Raymond Bodensteiner. Waucoma, was elected acting chairman of tin* area one education agency at the group's meeting Thursday night
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