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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - March 19, 1964, Cedar Rapids, IowaDoes not circulate n Scall pm 5-g042 for subscriptions Only 10 819, 3rd Avenue South West vol in number Xii published. Weekly in Cedar rapids. Iowa March 19, 1964 by Linn county families a exclusive by Tom Kincl Walter Gormly it. Vemon pacifist Federal tax foe gadfly crutches poised on the municipal Doorstep this week and unless the City Council hears him oat on the evils of fluoridated water Gormly threatens to harass the City fathers with one _ of his famous sit in protests. In a three hour interview with the citizen times Borraly stated that he objected to the addition of the chemical fluoride to drinking water because it shortens life and causes the j loss of adult of l Cedar rapids water has been fluoridated for several years. V a will appear itcll.fit2ei.iiig. I to tit f re of inc the Council to substantial his claim that fluoridation has harmful Side effects. Should the Council refuse to hear will employ sit in tactics until they change their mind. If they in too Busy in the morning i d like to make an appointment for a More convenient time for the Council to hear my Gormly said. A citizen times exclusive by James Brooks a new organization has been formed by a group of Cedar rapid ans. Named the Cedar rapids Iowa taxpayers association inc., the group has set Forth a goal of six objectives for the people of this City. The group s president Charles Kurka 312 Twenty fifth Avenue so told the citizen times that we have the taxpayer s association asked what part the proposed Cedar Valley Roadway played in the formation of the new group. We feel the people should have a voice in something As big As Kurka told the citizen times. We want All the facts brought before the people. There have been other studies made and not All of them recommended the same solution to the traffic organization problem As the corridor report we want to know what has formed this because the people need a stronger voice in government happened to these other plans and should participate and who this six objectives when asked what the tax the taxpayers association payer s association Felt was listed six purposes in their the solution to the Roadway 1 corporation papers. They Are Kurka replied we Are for that to bather which hurts factual data and to least. On an Issue As taxpayers in the area of the City of Cedar air Clear. Jve Are rapids relating to Public fiscal matters directly involve political pressure1 ing taxpayers and their prop asked by this reporter if the erty. Statement concerning to Foster and promote an supporting City officials that appreciation of the method reflect the interest Jund the value of orderliness taxpayer meant that the of tin dealing with the problems a animation would act political be sub committees to re grimly s appearance at the Council to present scientific report by the state health funds both As to the search various areas which meeting will be round two in evidence that fluoridated department that gave fluoride propriety and the legality concern the people of Cedar old attempt to pry water is Safe to drink for a cont d on pm. 3 thereof. Rapids and to report Back to to do All acts necessary to the members. We intend to what makes the and release our findings through year old attempt to pry water is sate to drink Tor a a statement concerning life the petition asked fluoridation from the City that unless such evidence Council. Gormly and 51 other fluoridation foes submitted a petition to the Council could be presented the City title general welfare of taxpayers the news cease using the chemical in. Walatk keeping with the required organizers the municipal water Supply. Walter Gormly reminds this and orderly development and besides Kurka other corpor reporter More of an Over the growth of the Community. Actors of the taxpayer s Road English muffin Salesman to Foster and promote association Are Edward r. Than a fiery anarchist or a elective municipal o officials Kuba 1224 2nd St. So John 24th ave so Kolanko 3026 owners and citizens Madison be and Chi food in the corporate area of the City of Cedar rapids. Taxpayers and the Roadway the citizen times in an exclusive interview with Kurka president of fiery anarchist or a raving Crackpot. Though his sha11 at a11 times Vosatka 274 the interests taxpayers Robert beliefs run counter to a Good Many traditional american notions he articulates them with poise and in a soft voice that could not incite a revolt in a Salt mine. He dresses with All the dash of an embalmer and his balding head Charles removes him from inclusion with the current crop of youth Ful protesters. The question that haunted me during the interview was Why Why get involved in the myriad Netolicky 333 25th ave. So. Interested citizens May get further information regarding the organization by calling any of the organizers Kurka s Aid. Proponents of Daylight of was presented to savings time who two weeks the Council to demonstrate ago announced a petition the grounds Wen of him of a Normal life and made him the subject of rid Gormly thought for a few moments before he answered. Somebody has to do he said and i guess i m the crusader Type. It s been rough. I be been called a fascist a communist a Castr Pite and of All things a John Bircher but it s been Worth unless you re willing to stand up and be counted you announced a project with Hopes of achieving to signatures expected to top that minimum in petitions slated to be presented to the City Council wednesday. The total will be increased considerably before the end of the Carl Kane a spokesman for St told the citizen times. A major increase is expected to come from business people and others in the sixteenth Avenue so business Haven t really done much with Section. A number of business a51 year old Cedar rapids Man lost his life saturday night in a one car Accident near Hiawatha. . Grow was killed when his on the Highway. Your Gormly said. Few May agree with what Gormly stands and Speaks for but no one can deny that he s stood up and Laid Down for that matter and been counted. Men in that area started circulating petitions favouring St just last Kane said. He also reported that other petitions Are put but that the origin at Avalanche opinion which sprung ii immediately averaging Over petition signers per Kane also was slated to Point out to the Council that the pro St group is con Vinced that bringing Daylight savings time to Sec Ond largest City is the swiftest Way to bring the advantages of St to everyone in Iowa. The opponents of St indicate on their petitions that they would not oppose St on a statewide Kane said. The next question then is How to accomplish it. It is our conviction that it will not Corne from the legislature. It must come through the leadership of Mayo r Trade

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