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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - June 4, 1964, Cedar Rapids, IowaWe Watt to Ctm citizen times volume in number xxx published weekly at Cedar rapids Iowa june 4, 8i9 3rd Avenue . Chief Calls for expanded Laws in i Wake of second major fire i the mighty Arm of the timid press fire chief Jesse seek revision and Hunter will ask the broadening of fire nerf invention ordinances miss . 1964 an open letter to the Cedar rapids press club annual Gridiron dinner committee dear reluctant colleagues i the editor of the citizen times As you Are aware was asked recently to prepare a humorous sketch for presentation at the annual press club Gridiron dinner on june 30. W e were flattered and we accepted. But we were More flattered this week when with embarrassed explanations that offer was withdrawn. We were told Blush Inelve that were the to participate in this annual Eala the Cedar rapids Gazette Kurg radio and . And the estimable members of the City Council would neither Partick this turn of events would cast a pall Over what is ordinarily a festive occasion. We could not in Good conscience be the cause of gloom of these proportions. Fall Back to restful slumber. We won t submit the sketch nor presume out of respect for faint pulses to attend. The mighty Arm of the timid press has worked its will. Our reaction is one not of rancor but dismay. We had thought the other Media of this City made of stronger stuff. Forgive us that Assumption we erred. We leave it to y9u to fill the air with tender sonnets and to weave i poetic garlands for an approving Caesar s brow Davs precious major fires that in this City in the the chief he few Days. Ted other potential fire in an interview with danger zones in Cedar the citizen times the rapids where building chief stated that his Are without sprinkler office is preparing an devices of any kind anti trash burning or we d like to see the finance that would ordinance expanded to prohibit All trash include some types of burning within the buildings that Are not pirate limits of the now required to have City and that it will sprinkler systems in be presented to the Der the present Law. Council soon for its Hunter said approval and enact we Don t think ment As an ordinance building owners will Hunter pointed out balk too much at the that Sparks from a new ordinance parti trash Burner was regularly when they find Spon sible for the three that their insurance million Dollar Blaze rates will probably be that levelled a South lowered enough to pay West Side warehousing Jor the Cost of tristal last week and the chief and that annually trash ded Burner fires Are a chief Hunter added source of numerous a warning to Home fires throughout the owners about trash City. Hunter said that burning during the dry his department has and Windy pre sum been planning to. Ask Mer Days. It s Best for the ordinance for not to Burn trash at some time and that the the chief said Advent of total trash but if you must take pickup by the City these precautions sanitation department Burn trash Only on a has made the la prac Calm Day. Make sure tical at this time that you have a Gar with total trash pick Den Hose Handy in Case up there won t be any the fire gets too Frisky problems by prohibit Burn As far away from Ting burning in the buildings As possible the chief said and never let children chief Hunter said play around the trash that he will also a a Gilt. Well Bayer it Thomas w. Kuncl Joseph w. Grant editors and publishers the citizen times Culver thanks John c. Culver who scored a heavy primary Victory in seeking the demo cratic nomination for Congress began his general election Campaign against the Republican incumbent immediately. Culver greeted workers starting at pick miss . The pretty Young miss pictured at left is sue Marsh Cedar rapids entry in the miss Iowa contest who was chosen to represent this City in judging held at the danceland ballroom last Friday night. Should sue be successful in the miss Iowa contest she will earn the right to vie for the title of miss universe this fall. The Cedar rapids Competition was sponsored by radio station Khak. Sup porters am at Cedar rapids Wilson co. Plant Gate and thanked them for their vote in monday selection. He had been at the same place just 24 hours earlier asking for their help in the primary and in the course of an intensive Campaign to Date he has trave led Over Miles and made 300 Public appearance. Culver expressed his grateful appreciation to All those whose generous help and support made possible the Nomi nation. He pledged All his Energy and ability in the important months ahead in presenting a positive program of Progress which will bring not Only a Strong Vic tory in november but a stronger future for our District. Punks damage picnic benches at Bever Cedar rapids Parks superintendent Elmer Delaney told police this week that four Young vandals plagued Bever Park Over the weekend with malicious acts. Delaney reported that the youths built a fire in one of the Park s grills and then placed a picnic table on top of the fire. A cruising police found the burning table in time to save it from ser ious damage. The vandals had also taken another six tables and barricaded the Park road., a c couple who were in the Park said they had seen four youths ranging in age from 12 to 16, committing the acts

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