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REGISTER PHOTO BY GEORGE CEOLLA Fill 'er Up With 3 Million Gallons Marion Mishler, 52, of Grimes, pool maintenance foreman at Camp Dodge, Tuesday watches the water inch up on the giant Camp Dodge swimming pool. The pool, said to be the world's largest filtered pool, will require about 3 million gallons to be ready for the opening of the swimming season on Friday. It was about half filled Tuesday. The 150-by-350-foot pool was first opened in 1922. WOMAN FACED A FINE OF $10 DAVIS- Continued from Page One didn't obey laws unless she believed they were just. Refuses to Sign a Des Moines to Seek Federal Funds to Update Sewer System By Stephen Seplow Des Moines will seek $725,000 j in federal funds to help pay for proposed $2.175 million im- Mrs. Davis was arrested at her home May 19 for failing to answer a summons. She refused to sign a $100 appearance bond after she was arrested and said she would remain in jail until her appearance in court Tuesday. She said, after her arrest, she would refuse to pay a fine and go back to jail if she was found guilty of the speeding charge Tuesday. Police radar technician William Burress testified at the hearing that radar showed Mrs. Davis was driving 35 miles an hour in a 25-mile zone in the 1100 block of Sixty-third street Aug. 21. Burress said he radioed Patrolman Hasbrouck H. Henry who'arrested Mrs. Davis and issued a summons. Mrs. Davis said she signed the summons and was told she would have to appear in court. Sign and Pay The summons issued to persons charged with speeding states that those accused of speeding up to 20 miles over the limit do not have to appear in court before a judge but may show up at the Police Traffic Bureau window, sign* a plea and pay a fine. In Mrs. Davis's case the fine would have been $10. provement and modernization program of its sewer system. The city's share of the cost would be about $1.45 million. The money would pay for a f o u r-part improvement program. City engineer Ed Cameron said that if the federal funds are granted, work could begin on all four Parts late this year or early next year. One project, to cost an estimated $65,000, would be to install monitoring equipment at pumping "stations around the city. The monitor would let officials at the main sewage treatment plant know when some- thing goes wrong at one of the pumping stations. Pumping stations are used to lift sewage from low areas to higher ground where it can run by gravity into the sewage disposal plant. Sewage backs up in malfunctioning pumping stations and gets dumped into streams, explained Leo Johnson, director of public works. The monitoring system will permit workmen to get at the other modifications and the replacing of equipment that is wearing out at the main plant. A third phase, to cost about $160,000, would add a pumping station near the main sewage plant to be used only when the Des Moines River is near flood stage or above. At such times, the sewage can back up, flow out of low manholes and onto adjacent private problems much faster, Johnson (property The pumping station the outflow from manholes. said i A second program, to cost an c , amero . n said ' would ,P revent estimated $1.85 million, would improve operations during cold weather at the main sewage plant. In addition, the chlorination equipment and the handling of sludge would be upgraded. The program calls for several DM Mftfnvt (Ugittor PMM* W««J., May 21, 1969 * CORPS TO SEE LANDOWNERS Landowners in the area of the proposed Big Creek Lake were told Tuesday they will be contacted within the next two weeks by representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin negotiations for land sales. Property owners whose land is needed by the federal government for construction of the lake, part of the Saylorville dam and reservoir project, met with Col. Walter C. Gelini, chief of the Rock Island District of the Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday. , Gelini told the landowners (heir property will first be assessed to determine a fair market value. He said the government will negotiate for land on a priority basis to meet deadlines for letting construction contracts. Land lying between N.W. 125th street and N.W. 150th street, where a diversion dam is to be built, must be purchased by January, 1970, Gelini said. Proposed Drake Student Health Center Drawing shows proposed American Republic Student Health Center to be constructed on the Drake University campus on the southeast corner of Thirty-second street at Carpenter avenue. The 60 by 62-foot, one story building was made possible by a $100,000 gift from the American Republic Insurance Co., DCS Molnes, and a grant from the Higher Education Facilities Commission. Charles Herbert & Associates, Des Moines, are the architects. SCORE PLAYBOY IN NUDITY CASE MONTEZUMA, 1A. (AP) Playboy Magazine was scored By October, 1970, land in the Big ! as "prostitution on paper" Tues- Creek valley where the lake will be formed must be purchased. Land surrounding the site of a barrier dam just south of Polk City will be purchased by March 1971, according to Gelini. The remainder of the land for the Saylorville Reservoir is to be purchased by Dec. 31, 1971, he said. The government must purchase 2,900 acres for the Big Creek Lake project and negotiate for easements over an additional 100 acres, Gelini said. The 850-acre Big Creek Lake is to be the nucleus of a proposed Hawkeye Naturama, a project proposed by the Governor's Committee on Preservation of Outdoor Resources. Nelson, 20, Brooklyn, la.; Catherine R. Leder, 21, Allen Park, Mich.; James I). Dudolph 22, Elmhurst, 111.; Derrick N. Exner, 22, Ames; Judith S. Gruenberg, 20, Mon- tebcllo, Calif.; Charles A. Carman, 21, East Canton, Ohio, and Freda S. Tcpfcr, 19, Brooklyn, N.Y. Poweshiek County Atty. Mi- chaej Enich told the jury of eight women and four men that day as eight Grinnell Col- 1 e g e students t e s t i f i e d at their District Court trial on indecent exposure charges. The eight were among a group who stripped off their clothes to protest what they called Playboy's exploitation of sex during an explanation of the "Playboy philosophy" by a representative of the magazine Feb. 5 on the i j n d e c c n t exposure involves CHARLES CARMAN Car for 4 Hours campus. Use Women's Bodies . ] "Playboy Magazine is a mon- Ifl ey changer in the temple of the human body," testified Mary Malcolm, 21, of Oklahoma City, The last phase, to cost about A 13-year-old girl told police jOkla. "They use women's bodies $100,000, calls for improvements j she . was forced into a car c on-| to sel i tne magazine and to sell taining four men and driven; tne products advertised." around the city for about four; she read from a pre pared of the Highland Hills treatment plants, a small plant at S.W. „..„ _ r .. r Twenty-first street just north of I "°™ s Tu e«lay morning | state ment that was distributed the Warren Countv line. The girl reported she was New Proposal to Punish Oversize Truck Violators me gin reponeu sne was !at the time of the disrob ing in— (forced into the car about 8:15 „:,!,,„». By Jerry Knight (Register Staff Writer) Motorcycle Hits Car-Youth Hurt I A 17-year-old youth suffered a j broken leg and multiple bruises (said part of the time was spent and abrasions about 7 p.m. in the downtown loop. She said a.m. near Thirteenth street and Forest avenue, was hit on the head with a blunt instrument and her clothing was torn. She could not tell officers she had been taken but AMES, IA. — A new proposal to deal with truckers who vio-j Tuesday when the motorcycle late the special permits they get for moving oversize loads on he was ridine struck the rear of the roads was presented Tuesday to the Iowa Highway Commis- ndulg StrUC * l e rear °' ! Youth Charged With Vandalism A 17-year-old youth arrested in connection with the vandalism of a Des Moines woman's home Apr. 12 was ordered bound over to the Polk County Grand Jury Tuesday by Municipal Court Judge Howard W. Brooks. Harold Eddie Lee, of 2809 Des Moines st., was charged with arson and breaking and entering in connection with vandalism which caused $5,000 damage to the home of Mrs. Beulah Young, 1507 Carrie ave. Des Moines police detective Patrick W. D'Ostillio testified at a hearing Tuesday the youth admitted he had been in the house with three other youths. D'Ostilio said the youth admitted throwing canned food around the house, damaging " several appliances and spraying rug shampoo around the living room. D'Ostilio said Lee admitted he and the others entered the house through a back door while Mrs. Young was away for the weekend. sion. The commission delayed action on the plan, developed by its staff, which calls for refusing to issue permits in the future to truckers who have violated past permits, Used for Bigger Loads The permits are issued to truckers to allow them to haul loads longer, wider or taller than normally allowed on the highways, but which cannot be split up to be hauled in regular size trucks. Commission efforts to deal with truckers who violate provisions of the special permits have been hampered by "flaws" in a state law giving the highway agency authority to punish truckers for their violations. Commission staff members said the new policy avoids any weakness of the law by simply refusing to issue more permits to the truckers. The commission definitely has that power, its attorneys have ruled. The new plan would punish truckers for permit violations by either taking away the permits they already have or refusing to give them more permits, or both. For example, a trucker issued a single-trip permit — such as is needed for moving a house — would not be able to get any more permits for a given period of time if he violated that permit. A trucker with an annual permit — issued for making regu. 9-Inch Base This Time To Repair Capitol Steps The State of Iowa is having a terrible time getting the east steps of the Statehouse restored. The ancient granite steps collapsed several months ago. Arrangements, were made to rebuild the steps on a private contract. The steps were to have been laid on a cement base 9 inches thick. State Representative La. v e r n e Schroeder (Rep., McClelland) noticed that the steps were getting a base of only a couple of inches of concrete. The contractor admitted the error and dug out all the new concrete, at no expense to the state. The process was started all over again. Tuesday an engineer inspected the forms being installed to receive new concrete. He found that the forms would and food. take only 6 inches of concrete. The forms were taken out Tuesday afternoon and the process of placing forms extensive enough to take the required 9 inches was started over once more. State officials reiterated that the second-error also will not be corrected at state expense. STARTING YOUNG JAKARTA, INDONESIA (AP) — Police detained 10 children for selling obscene photos and pornographic bopks. All were released with a warning after they explained they were forced to do it to get money for school books lar trips with oversize loads such as bridge beams or farm machinery — would lose his per- a car at Forty-seventh street and Urbandale avenue. Ross Edward Blair of 3012 Twana drive was listed in sat- she was let out of the car about a block from her home about 12:20 p.m. cident: "We believe that the human body is good and beautiful; the Playboy bunny is an affront to human sexual dignity; (the magazine) uses sexy, seductive females to interest men in buying things—it's prostitution on paper." Charged in addition to Miss Malcolm are Fredericka A. "open and gross lewdness" and actions designedly indecent and obscene. Defense Atty. Dan Johnston man as it is to the woman." The Playboy philosophy, he charged, is "God is dead, so let's go to bed." Judge R. G. Yoder recessed the trial until 9:30 a.m. today when Johnston and Enich will present closing arguments." OFFICER HURT IN CAR CRASH Police Sgt. William Moody, 44, of 3205 Hull ave., was injured about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday when his police car struck a car turning left and crashed into the rear of a parked car in the 2300 block of E. Dean avenue. Moody was tentatively listed in fair condition early today at Broadlawns Polk County Hospital. John Gibson, 40, of 4030 N.E. Forty-sixth st., said his car was stopped on Dean avenue as he introduced To copies of Plaiboy P re P ared lo turn left into the evidence. He asked Miss Malcolm if she had believed her actions were illegal. "I knew there were laws against indecent exposure . . . but I thought this was a case of social protest and wouldn't apply," she said. Deny Obscenity.. Each of the students denied making any obscene or lewd Gibson said that as he start* ed to turn, Moody's police car passed on the left and glanced off a front fender of Gibson's car. Moody's car then skidded over the curbing on the south side of the street and crashed into a parked car owned by Phil Davis of 1320 Johnson ave. Police said Moody was en gestures. route to a south-side address "You don't think disrobing j where a man reportedly was was obscene or vulgar?" asked Enich. "No, I was born naked," answered Carman. Exner said he feels Playboy is "just as dehumanizing to the brandishing a gun. Investigating officers said they were not immediately able to determine whether Moody's siren and red flashing light were operating when the accident occurred. mit and his right to get a re- isfactory condition at Iowa j placement permit for a certain' Methodist Hospital. J period. . ! Police said Blair's motorcycle The length of the suspension was traveling east on Urbandale would vary from 30 to 90 days, ave "ue and struck the rear of a depending on the seriousness of the violation. Bill Would Make Marijuana Illegal WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)-A bill classifying marijuana as an illegal drug was introduced Tuesday by Representative Paul G. Rogers, (Dem., Fla.). Presently, marijuana is not listed among such drugs as LSD, STP, amphetamines and barbituarates which are classified as stimulants and depressants. car driven by Leola Marie i Vlieg, 39, of 3212 Forty-seventh 1 st. which had stopped behind i another car that was turning left. Blair was charged with driving without a license valid for motorcycles. BEER FOR DRIVERS TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) - For people who like to drink and drive, a Toyko brewery is producing a drink that tastes like beer but contains only 1 per cent alcohol, enabling it to qualify as a soft drink. IWAUWT USTMT1 Beth Stores TODAY THURSDAY and SATURDAY E.O.M. CLEARANCI 40V 60% Savings in all Departments • DRESSES •COATS • SUITS • SPORTSWEAR • ACCESSORIES plus other items too numerous to mention! Shop early at both stores for choice selectibns! Charge purchases not billed until July 1st! Now Washington's National Airport is just 9^ ^£ "«j one plane away. Leave Des Moines at 7:05 AM. Enjoy a hot breakfast before stopping in Chicago. Then on to Washington, with a snack on the way. Arrive at 11:24 AM. Only United offers same-plane one-stop service to convenient National Airport, the in-town airport. Just across the river from you-know-what. If your plans don't'call,for lunch in D.C., choose any one of our other departures to Washington and Baltimore. Call your Travel Agent for a reservation. Or us at 288-6011. Come fly with us. "What • Capitol Idea!" friendfy skies ^ United. I get you to D.C. m time for lunch. Anywheri in town. National Airport is that close.