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Cherokee Daily Times (Newspaper) - August 7, 1976, Cherokee, Iowa Community service award Winner Iowa press assn., 1970, �?T71, �?T72, �?T73, �?T74, �?T75, �?T76 tic Raket a Silt a line Cherokee Iowa saturday August 7, 1976 105 years Young copy lean toward present site for county shed by Paul struck if two of the three Cherokee county supervisors follow their inclinations a decision on the new location for the proposed county maintenance shed and engineers offices May be reached in mondays meeting. Supervisor Chuck Perrin went on record Friday afternoon As saying he favored locating the shed on a tract of land lying South of the existing maintenance shed property on Vine Street on the South Side of the City. Although not As firm in his inclinations supervisor Jack Foresman appeared to also favor the same tract of land currently owned by Larry Schwanz owner of Olson Transfer of Cherokee. The supervisors scheduled the special Friday afternoon meeting to discuss the possible locations for the county maintenance shed and engineers offices. The Issue has become a nettle some problem for the Board since it decided against locating the facilities on the proposed county Landfill site on the Southeast Edge of Cherokee. Supervisor Dale Sleezer did not attend fridays meeting and the item will be presented to the full Board monday according to Foresman. \ the county has investigated seven possible Sites for locating the facilities and after fridays meeting seemed to be sold on the Vine Street area. Schwanz attended the Friday meeting and advised the supervisors that the two acre tract of land in question could be purchased for $3,000 per acre. Schwanz also indicated land for an Access Road to the location could also be had for a nominal fee. Perrin and Foresman said this Price was a very Low a and when they Learned that the land in question already had existing sewer Gas and water hookups seemed to be sold on it. Foresman also interjected that perhaps the county could Purchase just one acre for the buildings at this time with an option to buy the second acre next year. This reasoned Foresman would help the county stay within its $100,000 limit for capital expenditures. According to Law expenditures for one project Over $100,000 in one year must be approved in a vote of the people. However no firm decisions were reached and wont be until the matter is aired in the regular weekly Board meeting monday. The seven Sites under study by the supervisors Are the old Loucks gravel pit South of the Iowa 3 bypass now owned by the City plus additional land now owned by Carvel and Mick Burkhart of Cherokee the same pit plus additional land now owned by Jim Dawson of Cherokee three separate tracts of land located North of by Vee warehouse now owned by the Cherokee Industrial corporation a tract of land North of the grounds of the Iowa department of transportation also owned by the Industrial corp., and the Olson Transfer site. In favouring the Olson Transfer site the two supervisors noted the availability of Utility hookups and the accessibility of existing facilities including among other things Gas barrels materials storage equipment parking and the conversion use of existing maintenance buildings. A you talk of the county saving Money it seems this would save us much More than any of those other Sites a said Perrin. A Wilson Union eyes strike vote Colorado flood was predictable a meeting is scheduled for tonight for local members of the amalgamated meat cutters and Butcher workmen of North America to take a a strike according to reports the labor contract for Wilson and co. Of Cherokee expires sept. I and the local Union is meeting tonight to decide if it will strike on that Date if a new contract now in negotiating stages is not ratified by that time. Further details on the local situation were not available this morning. Two of the negotiating Union official a Dale Bakker of Cherokee Ami Vernon Klumpp of Aurelia were unavailable for comment and a third chief Steward Joe Glackin of Marcus refused comment at this time. The three Wilson employees have been in Chicago recently negotiating with Wilson and co. On a new contract. Driver yelled a of no 9 Council Bluffs Iowa apr a fall i remember was the bus Driver yelled a of no a and i looked out and everything was All Blurry a said 13-year-old Lori ring one of the Lucky survivors of a Friday afternoon school bus crash near Neola. Three persons died in the crash while at least 30 others were y sent to hospitals including the Driver. Three children did not require Hospital treatment. A when i came to i was looking at Ray dad a said Lori the daughter of or. And mrs. Paul ring. A i was out till dad Shook a National transportation safety Board investigative team saturday launched a probe of the crash of the Tri Center school District bus which was carrying a group i a privately organized Community Outing from Neola for a swim at Avoca about 22 Miles away. All were from the tiny farming Community of about 1,000 persons located about 20 Miles Northeast Ai the Omaha Council Bluffs metropolitan area. The bus hit a Bridge abutment on Iowa Highway 191 less than a mile North tit Neola left its front Axle at the Point of Impact jumped onto the Bridge railing then flipped into a Ravine. The front end of the bus was sheared off and the motor fell into Mosquito Creek. A just everybody started to scream As the bus overturned said Mark Stangl 13, who was on the bus with his brother and two Sisters. A tile bus just went off the Road. That Sall i know. It hit a Bridge the front wheels came off and it just went Over a said Stangl who crawled to safety through a shattered rear window. Stangly smother a Volunteer ambulance Driver who transported one of the dead children to a Hospital Here said she never wants to see anything like it again. A kids were lying All Over the Bank. They had crawled out. Some were still trapped inside a mrs. Stangl said. Mark and the other three Stangl children Tony 14, Beverly 12, and Donna to were not seriously Hurt. However All four were admitted to hospitals for treatment and observation. The bus came to rest on its top and teetered on the Edge of a 15-foot drop off into the Creek. Iowa state trooper Don Nelsen said there is about 18 inches of water in the Creek and that Many More of the children would have died had the bus landed upside Down in the water. A normally there would be 54 kids on the bus a said Neola marshal Bill Somerville. However Many of those who would have gone decided to go to a county fair instead he said. A last year the Neola swimming Pool was closed because of its deteriorating condition and a Lack of Community funds to repair it. Parents then organized twice weekly trips to Avoca so the children swim and take lessons. It was a prime afternoon for an putting a sunny with temperatures in the Low 80s, Cool for this time of year Here. The dead included Page James 8, daughter of the bus Driver mrs. Jim James. Mrs. James 39, is a licensed school bus Driver officials said. She was listed in fairly Good condition after suffering head lacerations a possible concussion and internal injuries a Hospital spokesman said. The James 6-year-old daughter Marti also was on the bus. She was treated for a Mouth injury and released. A my Mommy is in the Hospital. I was in a bus wreck a said Marti As she bounced around the waiting room at the Hospital. Wearing a flowered Pink bathing suit covered by a pair of Blue shorts the blonde haired youngster had scrapes on her legs and a scratch across her Chest. Getting the Point Phil Rose of Stoughton wit., looks at the 8,508-year-old Spear Point he found Friday at the Cherokee sewer site. The discovery was made on roses last Day of work at the site prior to returning to his Job in Madison. Photo by Phil Marty expand a dig area Iowa City Iowa the Flash flood that swept through Colorado a big Thompson River Canyon was predictable virtually unavoidable and is Likely to occur again. Those Are the conclusions of William Graf assistant professor of geography at the University of Iowa whose research has entered on the frequency and distribution of Flash floods on the Colorado plateau. Graf who is about to begin a new Western River research project for the National geographic society said a floods like the recent one on the big Thompson River Are As unavoidable As a Tornado but the weather conditions for a flood give a Little More Early Graf said such Flash floods Are a natural occurrence. While Many a activity does Little to Binder or help such floods the presence of Large numbers of people in the flood area increases the tragedy of the event. A the big Thompson is not unique a said Graf. A there Are Many similar River canyons in the Rocky mountains and they should be treated with the same caution Given to the hazardous environments along earthquake faults or near a Rivers such As the big Thompson Are particularly dangerous because most of the time they Are shallow and appear harmless but the area is mostly Rock with Little soil or vegetation so when it Rains by Phil Marty scientists working at the Cherokee sewer site archaeological dig were further encouraged by the uncovering of a Spear Point Friday and plan to expand their explorations of horizon 3 at the location. The approximately two Inch Lancelet found Friday a is probably about 8,500 years old a the same As the one found thursday a according to or. Duane Anderson state archaeologist. He added though that the Lancelet discovered Friday is More Complete than the one previously found and thus would be easier to interpret. Fridays discovery was a first and last Day find for Phil Rose of Stoughton wis. Rose a technician at the University of Wisconsin medical school said archaeology is his Hobby and he had been spending a week of his vacation working at the site. A Phil has spent most of the week working with the washing screens a said Anderson. A this was his first Day in the pit and he struck it those working at the dig have now found three Lancelet bases and two Complete Points that Are a fall roughly of the same tradition a said the former director of the Sanford museum. A att key Are ail paleo Indian. None Are of the archaic scientists had been hoping to find further evidence of the paleo Indian culture which inhabited the area 8,500 to 9,000 years ago. Natives tit that culture were primarily Hunters Anderson said while the archaic culture dating from 6,000 to 7,400 years ago was made up of Hunters and gatherers of wild plants. I the exploration of the upper of two Levels of horizon 3 was still continuing Friday with encouraging results. The Southern part of the pit has yielded numerous discoveries for the Crew with Many Bison Bones being found As Well As most of the moisture goes directly into the River turning it into an instant torrent he added. Grafts conclusions Are based on extensive research with Colorado River drainage. In general he said development has ignored the flood Hazard of the area. He also said that dams and most other flood prevention measures Are costly Likely to be ineffective and destroy the natural Beauty that most people come to see. The real question Graf said is the direction that future development of Rodey Mountain River canyons will take. He feels that the development of these areas should avoid High intensity use and major roads sack As . 34 should not run next to Rivers such As the big Thompson. Instead roads and other Public facilities should be located As far away from the flood Hazard As possible. Limiting the Access to such areas during periods of danger is also important according to Graf. He pointed out that the Bureau tit land management a tally closes the Canyon in Utah a paria Canyon primitive area during july and August because of the Flash flood danger. However Graf added that the economic pressure of tourism and the tendency for people to have a Short memory will make the restricted use of canyons such As the big Thompson unlikely. Legion disease May never know flakes from when the Spear Points were manufactured. A a we re finding flakes and scrapers All Over the South end of horizon 3,�?� said Anderson. Due to this or. Shulter has decided to expose More of or. Richard shutter of the University of Iowa is directing the dig. Anderson said a Backhoe would be brought Back into the site next week to open up the pit to the South and East. Workmen still have not explored the lower unit of horizon 3, which is believed to Date about 9,000 years old. That level is about four inches below the upper unit of horizons. Harrisburg a. A researchers baffled by a deadly Riddle they say May never be answered have shifted their attention to toxins a poisons a in the search to identify the a legionnaires disease which has caused the deaths of 25 persons. A what we know is really what we done to know a or. David Sencer director of the Federal Center for disease control in Atlanta said Friday. A a it a possible Well never scientists on Friday turned their attention to thousands of toxic chemicals As a possible cause of the disease. They have not completely ruled out virus As a possible cause Lut Sencer said a we have found no viral Sencer said detection tests for toxins Are More complicated than those which eliminated influenza As a possible cause. He said he did not know when results of the tests might show absolutely whether a toxic agent caused the illness and if one did which one. If a toxin was the cause it May have come from food water or from air breathed by the victims Sencer said. Bid he emphasized that the illness is not to bacterial disease such As those referred to As food poisoning. Toxins can come from animals vegetables chemicals or common household items. They can be harmless in some amounts killers in others. They can be produced in a Laboratory or crop up on their own. Sencer said a a wide variety of pesticides and herbicides could have caused the disease but scientists were not restricting1 tests to those substances. Leonard Bachman Pennsylvania a health Secretary said toxins Are tougher to Trace As time passes. No new outbreaks of the disease have been reported since tuesday. The death toll climbed to 25 when two persons who had been hospitalized with the disease died thursday. The dead a 21 men and four women a ranged in age from 39 to 82. Ten of the victims were Over 65. Bachman said the official count of the number afflicted was reduced from 161 to 112 by eliminating a a background cases of illness that did not fit a new definition of the illness. Officials said that for persons to be considered afflicted with the disease they must have been associated with the convention in some Way. In addition there must be a fever of 102 degrees and either coughs or a Ray evidence of pneumonia. It

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