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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - February 26, 1964, Cedar Rapids, IowaPublic la citizen times Call pm 5-6042 for subscriptions 819 3rd Avenue South West me Iii no. In published weekly in Cedar rapids Iowa i ui3kuary 20, read by Linn county families Jack talks Back Lockhart guilty Jack Fulton Linn county attorney Jack Fulton replied hotly this week to charges made by a Republican hopeful William a Berzau last week. Bernau spite of the fact that Captain Lester Woodward of the Cedar rapids police department in addressing the Linn county bar Assn. Two months ago told the association hat there is no juvenile delinquency problem in Cedar of but that of course As Najiy other Large we have certain individuals who Are delinquency prob lems. The attack was made by or Bernau without con suiting with Captain Wood 1 Ward who probably knows More about the juvenile problem than anyone else in the City and not talking to the Juven Ile probation office the Juven Ile court consultant or the juvenile judge. It seems to me that the facts should be ascertained before something is lab Leld Trie most serious Good ape record or. Harold Lockhart in a Surprise move or. Harold a. Lockhart changed his previous innocent to guilty in District court monday. Lockhart a local physician and surgeon had been charged with attempting to produce an abortion. The charges arose f rom an abortion committed on a Minneapolis woman june 20 _ v _ i. Oscar Gustafson 51, of Waterloo. Gustafson charged by the state with being the f go Between Man plead guilty last december and was Given five years in the fort Madison Penitentiary and a Fine. He was Given a Bench parole on the prison term. County attorney Jack Fulton was1 in Minneapolis last week founding up wit Nesses assuring that they would appear for the trial. Fulton expressed some sur prise at the change of plea frankly i expected it to go Fulton said that is i Wen t to Minneapolis the trial had been scheduled for monday but word was received Friday that lock act would change his plea. District court judge William Eads ordered a pre sentence investigation Valley Road to get eve airing the nearly Cedar rapt is residents who signed petitions requesting the City Council to hold a night meeting on the Cedar Valley Roadway study March 3, have gotten their the petitions which were filed with the City auditor thursday had an almost instantaneous effect. That evening the news Media were informed that an meeting would be held on March 3 in the memorial building this one at 7 . Purpose of the meeting will be the presentation of a corridor study through Cedar rapids by a Saint Louis Jirm. They will present the results of their corridor study to the Council the Council has moved the meeting place to the memorial a Olesiuk so the Public can attend. The study will m con t 15 of v not doing enough i to juvenile delinquency problems of allowing abuses in the add program and of Clearing the court dockets by wholesale dismissals x pending cases. Exclusive to citizen times in an exclusive statement to the citizen times the county attorney answered Bernau s charges this week. His com ments follow. It Fulton said that or. Bernau is attempting to make issues where no issues exist by taking the subjects which Are popular with tax payers and voters. Omvik record attacking the county attorneys office with respect to the prosecution of Omvik failed to inform the people that in 1963 the county attorney s office convicted 154 people of this crime. This is second Only to Polk county who convicted 198 people. The next nearest county to the number of convictions which were made Here is Woodbury county where Sioux City is located and in which there were Only 11 convictions made. This is obviously the Best record in state and this program will or. Bernau indicated that one of our most serious prob lems is juvenile delinquency. This statement was made in pay ing adequately support of their children Are being prosecuted by this office and a Good record has been made with respect to get Ting recalcitrant fathers to support their children. A charge was made that parties receiving add funds through fraud a and deceit in order to. Preserve their benefits should it seems to me if they Are known to or. Bernau be brought to the attention of the state social welfare Board and to this office. It seems to me that or. Bernau has attacked the Board of social welfare who distributes these funds by indicating to them that a careful Check is not made and they Are paying to fraudulent and deceitful claim ants. This office reviews each and every add App cat Ion that is made. If a father is an Able bodied person he is called to this office and is required to show us his card from the state unemployment office to show that he is actively seeking work. If he is not he is immediately charged. We Are also utilizing for the first time the social Security numbering system to track Down fathers All Over the Fulton said Case backlog As to the backlog of pending continued pm. 15 governor h Arold Hughes spoke to an overflow gathering of his party s faithful at the Montrose thursday evening. Hultmark attorney general curly Quitman visited Cedar rapids saturday morning in his bid for the gop gubernatorial nomination times just before press that manslaughter charges will probably be t pressed against Gary Graig Stewart of Springville due to an Auto fatality sunday. Killed in the Accident was Sarah Soukup 15, of route one Springville. We Are investigating the matter further but in All prob ability manslaughter charges will be Fassler said the Accident happened sunday night on a gravel Road t Junction five Miles East of Marion. Sheriff s deputies said that there were skid Marks for seventy feet before the car left the Road and slammed sideways into an embankment. The right pass Enger door flew open flinging miss Soukup part of the Way out before the cat crashed. County Coroner or. Percy Harris said she was killed instantly. She was pronounced dead on arrival at mercy Hospital from a broken neck. Stewart 22, who sustained head and Chest injuries in the Accident was Given a blood test. Investigation officer Deputy Bob Burt old the citizen times that several witnesses have stated that in their opinion Srewart was three other teen agers in the car

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