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Wednesday, September 5, 1984
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6M TIIEDESMOINKS REGISTER Wed., Sept. 5, 1984 Younkers eyes fine art of promotion By JANE NORMAN Reenter Staff Writer A 17-foot-tall plaster replica of Michelangelo's "David" a nude male figure will confront shoppers visiting the main floor of the Younkers department store in downtown Des Moines for the next few weeks. The 2,700-pound statue, which looms above cosmetics counters, jewelry displays and stacks of sweaters, was made in Florence, Italy, by an art school, shipped across the Atlantic and hauled from New York by truck. It's part of the retail chain's "Festivale Europa" promotion. Will a 17-foot-tall sculpture of a nude man shock Des Moines? "We thought about that," said Norman Melzer, director of advertising and publicity. "I suppose we could have commissioned it with a fig leaf in place but this is one of the primary works of Michelangelo and who are we not to do as the sculptor intended? "We figured it being fine art, the public wouid accept it more than if it was advertising or some other vehicle. We'll see if we get any reaction to it. though." The off-white statue, which stands under the second-floor atrium and "just in front of the electric stairs sign," said Melzer, was shipped to Des Moines in four large crates - one for each arm, the head and the legs. The crates, accompanied by assembly instructions in Italian, arrived in town six to eight weeks ago but were still in customs until a few days ago. The first crate, containing "David" from the waist down and weighing 2,000 pounds, was unloaded about 6 p.m. Tuesday in front of Younkers' Walnut Street doors, and Younkers officials initially expected the statue would be assembled and in place within two hours. They planned to erect it by spanning a beam across the second-floor atrium and using a block and tackle to hoist the four pieces into position. A steel tube had already been installed in the middle of the Metro Deli in the Metropolis in Younkers basement to help support "David." Instead, the weight of the statue and the size of its crates presented difficulties. While curious passers-by watched from the street outside, about 15 workmen struggled for nearly three hours and succeeded only in pulling the still-crated legs from a truck into place beneath the atrium. Younkers officials said they expected assembly of the statue wouldn't be complete until early this morning. They wanted it in place by tonight because a benefit party for the Des Moines Art Center is being thrown at the store. Melzer refused to say how much the statue cost, but he did say it will be sold after the festival's end Sept. 23 to another department store chain for use in its promotional activities. "If we can sell it for what we pay for it, we'll break even," he said. "There's a real competition overseas to get these things it's a matter of who calls who first." Few ventures of this sort have been attempted before by department stores, he said. The original "David," which is the same size as the Younkers replica, was completed by Michelangelo in April 1504 in Florence's Palazzio Delia Signoria. The statue was later moved to its present location, Galleria DeU'Accademia in Florence. "This is a great opportunity for art students" to view the replica of "David," said Melzer. Younkers also borrowed a replica of the "Pieta" by Michelangelo from Marquette University in Milwaukee for its Omaha store and has obtained other replicas of famous art works for the promotion campaign. "David" may be viewed during regular store hours: 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays. THEATER CLOCK BOLERO: Forum - 5 15. 7:30. 9 45. Fine Arts I 7 30. 9 20 CANNONBALL RUN II Billy Joe s Pitcher Show - 7:30.9:30 DIVA Fine Arts 11-7:15.935 DREAMSCAPE Fleur -5.7:15. 9.30; Sierra - 5. 7 15.9 30 FLASHPOINT Fleur - 5 30. 7 45. 9:45; Sierra -5 30.7 45.9 45. FOOTLOOSE Forum - 5. 7: 1 5, 9:30. NOW... i a hanjiattan IIIHIH imcwrwoiAu inns' Dilly Jce's (Pitcher ShoW SEHVING WINE COCKTAIIS PIZZA SNACKS rnniMrtMoni i RUN II m f TONIGHT 7:30, 9:30 11.50 AMI 170123th St. AJDI 224-17091 J:00-5:30 BARGAIN SHOWS DAILY xts S2.00 ..J !' JPl MM CAPRI: KARATE KID (PG) FLEUR 4, DICAMSCAPf (P-IJ) 540, 713,9:10 CH05HUSTES(PO) & 13.730.t:43 flASHPOINT(l) 130, 7.43. MS CKEMIINS(PC) 340, 7,13, 9.30 FORUM 4; rUlPlE BAIN ft) 5-00, 7r00, 9O0 BOLEBO(NOOtUNWBI7) 3.I3.7.X. 9.43 REVENGE Of NERDS (R) 330, 7.43, 9,43 EOOTLOOSE(rO) W, 7,15, 9,30 PtAZA: WOMAN IN RED (PC-13) 3, 13. 7,30, 9,30 R. HILLS: INDIANA JONES (PO) 340,7,15,9,30 , DHivt-ma et ost ttm THt PIONEER OPEN, 7.10 FOOTLOOSE PGJ 8.10 DRIVE-IN: PREV,,I3 FLASHDANCE (R) tO.30 3t Z, DRIVE-IN E14P OPEN, 7,30 ,RF PREVIEWS, 8,13 far "WV m. a mm u mm I If - J VK3 mi I I 'AvL, jj mm s& V AnAdivntun Y0 eiutwiHA '"Ecstasy , g fffcSJfl B 'ir !f M&MSr f.i: M. jf.Wfl SOU TH RIDGE AND FORUM: , ; 1 I ,', IlUJ'll'lLX! 5,30, 7:45 9,45 pan. J.M J They've been r-J mm 9. laughed ft anc' CO-HIT AT THE i GHOSTBUSTERS: Fleur - 5:15. 7:30. 9:45; Si erra -5 15, 7:30.9:45. GREMLINS: Fleur - 5. 7:15. 9:30; Ankeny 4- siar pneatre INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM River Hills-5. 7:15.9 30. KARATE KID Capri - 5. 7:30, 9 55 THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: Varsity 7 45.9:45. MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN: Eastgate - 5. . OXFORD BLUES: SouthRidge 5. 7 15 9 15 Valley 5. 7:15. 9:15. PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT: SouthRidge -5 15. 7:30. 9 30; Valley - 5:15, 7:30, 9 30 PURPLE RAIN: Forum 5. 7, 9 RED DAWN: Rivera 5. 7:30. 9:45. REVENGE OF THE NERDS: Forum - 5:30. 45, 9 45: SouthRidge - 5:30. 7:45, 9 45 RHINESTONE Eastgate - 7: 1 5. 9 30 TIGHTROPE: Valley - 5:15, 7:30, 9 45 WOMAN IN RED: Plaza - 5: 1 5, 7:30, 9 30 -DRIVE-IN THEATERS. S. E. 14TH STREET: GREMLINS - 8 15' POLICE ACADEMY 10:15: Cartoons - R Pioneer: FOOTLOOSE - 8:30; FLASHDANCE - 10:30. Plantation REVENGE OF THE NERDS - 8 30 BACHELOR PARTY-10:15 DINNER THEATERS "SPECIAL OCCASIONS" - Charlie s Show- piace a. MOVIE INFORMATION CALL 262-2225 0O,7.J0,iM IRIVHRAj KEDDAWNfrO-IJ). fcCO. 7i, MS SIERRA GHOSTIUJTERJ(PO) 13, 7,30, 943 FLASHPOINT (R) 3,10. 743, 9,45 DREAMSCAPf(PO-13) 340,7,13,9,10 SOUTH. It REVENGE Of NfffH lt 1.M JM J RIDGE OXFORDMUfSPG-li) PHIL. EXPERIMENT (PGJ 5,l3,7J0,tJ0 VALLEY 3. TIGHTROPE (R) 5,15. 7,10, 9,43 OXFORD BLUES (PG-13) 540.7,15,9,15 PHU. EXPERIMENT (PC) 5,I5,7J0,9,30 SIASOH THURSDA Y1 PLANTATION REVENGE Of NERDS (R) DRIVE-IN: BACHELOR PARTY (R) IX 10,15 DRIVE-IN NEROS AT, 830 p. m They've been of, picked on Pur down. DtlUr Dut now it's time for the odd to get even. ROBOT CARRAMNE ANTHONY EDWARDS TED McCINLf Y DRIVE-IN ONLY: 10:15 p.m. TOM HANKS in flowing idea sinks from lack By MARK HORSTMEYER A proposal to add rowing as an in-terscholastic sport at North High School received little support from the Des Moines school board Tuesday night. Board member Jonathan Wilson, who had suggested that crew be added to the sports offerings at North as a way to attract stu- Jonathan that the idea be dis-wilson cussed among board members. But the discussion left the idea still in dry dock. "I'm not interested in making this a cause celebre," Wilson told his fellow board members. "There are more important issues before the board. I want to know the interest of the board." Getting none, except an inquiry by board member Gloria Hoffmann whether the community and adult education department could offer rowing, Wilson said, "No pun intended, but I'm not particularly interested in pulling the laboring oar if it's to be offered Council delays Drake decision Continued from Page One prohibits residents from keeping such animals in the city. The law includes, but is not limited to, lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, cou gars, lynxes, bobcats, wolves, coyotes, foxes, badgers, wolverines, weasels, skunks, minks, raccoons, bears, monkeys, chimpanzees, bats, alliga tors and crocodiles, scorpions, venom ous snakes and reptiles, constricting snakes longer than six feet and gila monsters. The law will require two more votes by the council. In the meantime City Attorney Philip Riley will meet with local herpetologists to see if some ex ceptions can be made for persons who keep snakes or other reptiles for scien tific reasons and have shown they keep the reptiles in a proper and safe manner. By approving a settlement with Joy Dunn, the city bought the last remain ing property needed for The Bankers Life's plan to build two similar three- story office buildings on the east side. Dunn had resisted the city's efforts to buy the property as part of a three- block urban renewal project, in which the city acquires and clears the land for development and sells it to the developer. The issue was beaded for a condem nation hearing until the settlement was reached. The city will pay Dunn about $880,000 for the property, which is about 15 percent over appraisal price but includes about $125,000 for Dunn's cost of relocating her business, said Cy Carney, assistant city manager. In addition, Dunn will be allowed to keep her business at the building rent-free for up to a year in order to give her time to relocate, Carney said. Concerning the disappearance of Martin and Gosch, the council beard from Sam J. Soda, a private investigator who has volunteered his time to in vestigate the Gosch case. Soda said he has formed a commit tee that will, among other things, take aggressive steps" to return the youths to their homes or learn what happened to them.. Suzette Jensen of the Des Moines PTA Council said there is a need for more volunteers in the Blue Star Safe House program. Lenna Young, mother of a carrier for The Des Moines Register, explained the newspaper's Proj ect H.O.P.E. - Home Offering a Pro tective Environment another program designed to provide safe refuge to youths in trouble. Martin, 14, of Des Moines, disap peared Aug. 12. Gosch was 12 when he vanished Sept. 5, 1982, in West Des Moines. Both were delivering the Des Moines Sunday Register. The council voted to delay until Sept. 17 a decision on whether to sell to Drake University Twenty-ninth Street between University and Brat- tleboro avenues. Drake wants that portion of Twenty-ninth to accommo date an expanded parking lot at the university, but many area residents protest the move. riNC ACTS JIJ rOW thru Thurvat 7:15 t, a.H tioLngYARA AIRE JAMIE GILLIS - "" pnsrZTI JUUET ANDERSON - , " - i I THt IVORY SNOWGiRL RETURNS ZJT I MARILYN CHAMBERS HURRY -"-"iNI'-jfc. '1 - '1 last f iitro 1 yP UMtlTiiiiiTiWlX,' I HEAT I llSSaS... STwaricjuucrwDewon iIco(mewccheks" Ewm in all the high schools. I don't have that end objective in mind." Wilson wants to offer rowing at North to bolster enrollment at the city's smallest high school. And, he said, rowing "doesn't encourage people to beat up on one another. It encourages people to get out and compete in a healthy environment." Wilson said he has received "a number of calls and so far they have been very favorable" since his proposal was first publicized last month. He said he has learned that several universities and clubs in the Midwest have rowing teams and hold regattas that include a novice class that would be open to high school crews. Last year, there were eight such regattas within driving distance from Des Moines. The board had received information last month from Sam Long, director of athletics and physical education, that there were few high school teams in the Midwest one team each in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota have none. In other business, the board accept Firing causes 1 Continued from Page One in the Fort Dodge office the day the letter arrived. They were sympathetic, he said, "but they didn't feel a need to pursue it any further." Four days later, Franklin told Schmitz in writing that he could not accept the reassignment. He said he was hired with the understanding that he would work in Fort Dodge and added that he planned to file a grievance claiming that the transfer constituted unfair labor practices. Schmitz wrote back on July 20, saying the transfer was a management decision based on workloads and a need to serve the department's clients adequately. The letter informed Franklin that he would be fired. Debra Franklin subsequently wrote a letter to Schmitz as a last, desperate measure to get her husband reinstated. "Many people do not realize the pain and suffering associated with infertility," she wrote. "I am sure you do not, or you would not be terminating Ray. I beg of you, Mr. Schmitz, to search your heart to reconsider your decision to terminate such a fine worker as my husband because of an illness beyond our control." Schmitz did not respond to her letter, she said. James Girsch, president of the human services workers' union in Fort Dodge, said: "The reason why Mr. Franklin was terminated was right in no one's conscience. They can justify it any way they want to, but it will never be right." Franklin, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, joined the department in Fort Dodge in September 1983 after Living in Des Moines and working as a switchman and brakeman for the North Western Other workers not subject to dismissal 1 Continued from Page One employees. The employees are supposed to ask young-looking customers to sign the form, which requires them to certify they are at least 19 years old. If the purchasers later turn out to have been minors, the clerks can use the forms as evidence that they did their duty. Dennis Mitcham, the Liquor depart ment's store operations manager, said he has not determined whether the three Waterloo clerks asked the youth to complete the form. Officials at the two Waterloo stores referred all questions to Mitcham. As the result of the Waterloo ar rests, Mitcham said some liquor store clerks are reluctant to work for fear of being arrested on similar charges and losing their jobs. And he said some clerks are react ing to the arrests by asking all youthful-appearing shoppers to sign the age verification form, which he said is an inconvenience for those who are old enough to buy alcoholic beverages. Mitcham said he already receives complaints from customers in their 20s who feel insulted when they are asked to sign the form, and he said he expects those complaints to increase now. Gallagher said it is unfair to require dismissal of liquor stores clerks when employees of private establishments are not fired. State law requires the department to suspend the license for 14 days of any business that sells alcohol to an under-age person. The statute does not apply to state liquor stores, however, and a number of lawmakers thought that discrepancy was unfair. HOW SHOWING! Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. Gkemuns O "at5 Feme llOaSAftannDou fTTl r i of support ed $15,792.21 from the School Employees Association of Des Moines, to establish a college scholarship fund for a son or daughter of a full-time employee of the district. The money represents the treasury of the club founded in the 1940s that has five people left on its membership rolls. The board also learned that a committee has been created to make recommendations on how to remove asbestos from the district's schools. A Kansas City, Mo., consulting firm conducted a study of buildings containing asbestos in the district. The firm recommended that the district spend about $2.5 million to remove the asbestos. Committee members are Bill Wyer of the state Department of Health; Harold Payne, an architect whose firm has been involved in asbestos removal projects; Wolfgang Brander of the federal Environmental Protection Agency; Dr. Don C. Green; Dr. Greg Hickman; school board lawyer Edgar Bittle; Dick Tuller, principal of Brody Transitional School, and Earl Bridge- water, assistant superintendent for administrative services and personnel. 'disruption' Railway. In accepting the Fort Dodge post, he and his wife lost their place on an adoption list in Des Moines. But the couple liked Fort Dodge and bought a house there. They set aside a bedroom for a future nursery and occasionally bought toys and parenting books. There are 13 couples ahead of them on the Sioux City diocese's adoption list. After Franklin's last day of work Aug. 3, he filed a claim for unemployment benefits. Department of Human Services officials contested the claim, saying Franklin quit voluntarily. But an Iowa Department of Job Service hearing officer ruled Franklin was entitled to unemployment compensation. Girsch, the union official, said Franklin's firing has prompted a statewide petition drive among human services employees, and the incident has created "a great deal of disruption" throughout the department's Mason City district, which includes Fort Dodge. "There was no attempt to deal with Ray's personal situation, to sit down to work this out," Girsch said. 'The emphasis of our employer is geared toward our clients, and we are not opposed to that. But we feel you don't promote that by treating employees the way they dealt with Ray." Schmitz, Franklin's district administrator, declined to comment because of a pending state hearing on Franklin's case. Jackson, the department's deputy director, said state employees must be located where they can best serve clients. The department has about 2,000 employees in the field, but forced transfers are very unusual, he said, with no more than two or three required annually. Most reassign-ments are voluntary. Burglary charge also faces Lane Continued from Page One face with a shotgun, the reports say. Police say the vehicle used by the three men to travel to and from 512V4 Clark was a 1973 Nova registered to Lane's girlfriend. Police reovered the vehicle about 6 a.m. a block from the site of the party. Admitted Involvement Hoffer was arrested about 3:10 p.m. Monday. Police say Hoffer admitted he accompanied Dorsey and Lane to 512 Clark to get a pistol there. Police reports say Hoffer said he was present when Dorsey shot Weaver in the face with a shotgun. Hoffer and Dorsey were being held in the Polk County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $200,000 bonds each. Dorsey waived preliminary hearing and will be arraigned in district court Oct. 22. Hoffer will appear for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 12. Lane was being held in the county jail. He also was wanted on a Polk County warrant for second-degree burglary in an unrelated incident rVal Air Ballroom TONITE MAPLE STREET SEVEN Singles Nite 9-12 BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS BASIC begins Sept. 10 ADVANCED begins Sept. 1 1 INFO.: (515)223-1341 if j TODD HOFFER f fj JAMES DORSEY H ft' ; tin Hit mm Des Moines COLLIER Dianna and Anthony of 2140 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines, a son, Monday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. SCHEEL - Julie and Ray of 3207 Cornell St., a son, Monday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. NELSEN Julianne and Eugene of 309 N.E. Trilein Ave. in Ankeny, a son, Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. SCRIBNER - Teresa and Todd of 3103 Forest Ave., a daughter, Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. RICHARDSON - Cherie and Donald Dill of 2807 E. Twenty-fourth St., a daughter, Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. LAUREN - Beth and David Severidt of State Center, a son, Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. GREEN - Terri of 2600 Cottage Grove, a son, Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. JOHNSON - Jeanette and Melvin of 6637 Holcomb Ave. in Urbandale, a son, Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. FRAZER - Sandra and Gary of 9413 Madison Ave. in Urbandale, a son, Tuesday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. RICHARDSON - Patricia and Richard of 500 S.E. Hughes Ave., a daughter, Tuesday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. HOYT - Carol of 3936 Fifty-first St., a son, Monday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. DODD - Janet and Reginald of Newton, a daughter, Monday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. HALBUR - Diane and David of Coon Rapids, a son, Monday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. ROLL - Patricia and Jeffery of Colfax, a son, Monday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. MELOHN - Julie and David of 1781 N.W. Seventieth Place, a son, Tuesday at Des Moines General Hospital. BRAZIEL - Sandra and Phil of Route 2, Waukee, a daughter, Monday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. WITTER - Kay and William of 622 Oak Park Ave., a daughter, Tuesday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. DIEDRICH - Mary and Kevin of 1574 N.W. 100th Place, a daughter, Monday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Tlittt P have apaNttf lar maniatt Ncamn m ran cewiiv. Donald J. Zibert, 33, Des Moines, and Marie F. Weeber, 25, Des Moines. Richard E. Fane, legal, Des Moines, and Ramona L. McCrory, legal, Des Moines. Jerry L. Carrington, 23, Des Moines, and June M. Elverum, 19, Des Moines. Randy K. Beers, 25, Des Moines, and Gayla D. Endres, 25, West Des Moines. John E. Colemen, 33, Boone, and Shirley J. Fosher, 32, Ames. Tony R. Johnson, 41, Ankeny, and Patricia J. Mishler, 43, Ankeny. Curtis Jon Courtney, 24, Des Moines, and Sandra Joan Bender, 22, Urbandale. Chris A. Cline, 26, Des Moines, and Delaine Deeringer, 25, Des Moines. George A. Renfro, 23, Des Moines, and Sheryl L. Dawson, 19, Des Moines. Ronald Marshall, 37, and Mary A. Lisac, 32, Des Moines. Mark E. Manders Jr., 26, Johnston, and Sara J. Wells, 23, Johnston. Edward J. Birmingham, 21, Des Moines, and Katherine E. Waddle, 20, Des Moines. Robert Olin Cronin, 24, Des Moines, and Diane Elizabeth Norris, 24, Des Moines. Rick D. Rodenbeck, 23, Edina, Minn., and Shawn E. Finnegan, 22, Iowa Falls. Steven J. Znerold, 28, West Des Moines, and Lisabeth Lammers, 22, West Des Moines. ALARMS Fire and rescue AM 6:24 15SS Hull Ave., no fire. 6:33 Twenty-third Street and Forest Avenue, automobile lire. 7:2 East Euclid and Delaware avenues, medical caH. 732 McDonald and Euclid avenues, medical caH. 7:33 East Twenty-first Street and Capitol Avenue, medical call. 7:35 124 McKinlev Ave., medical call. 7:57 1700 block of Fleur Drive, medical caH. 17 1700 block of Fleur Drive, medical call. B:41 Thirty-first Street and Kingman Boulevard, medical call. 9:2 Ml E. Fifteenth St., flush gasoline. Ml 3500 Fifth Ave., minor cooklno Are. :45 338 E. Twenty-third St., medical caH. ?4 Sixth and University avenues, no fire. :47 Sixth and University avenues, medical call. 10:09 Southeast Eighteenth Street and Scott Avenue, barrel factory fire. 10:10 Third Street and Court Avenue, medical caH. 10:14 Third Street and Court Avenue, medical caH. 11:11 15 Nineteenth St., medical call. 11:30 Southwest Fortieth Street and Park Avenue, medical can. 11:31 Southwest Fortieth Street and Park Avenue, medical caH. 11:50 2401 Harding Road, medical call. M 1:06 Corned Street and Euclid Avenue, medical can. 1:12 East Twenty-fourth Street and Grand Avenue, medical call. t-22 Locust Street and Fifth Avenue, trash Are. 2:43 ill Fifth Ave., no fire. 3:24 East Twelfth Street and University Avenue, medical caH. 3:47 1200 Pleasant St., no fire. 4:10 ) Bed Ave., medical ca. 4:14 02 Thirtieth St., medical caH. SM 2445 Lyon St., medical caH. e:40 1144 Twelfth St., medical cat. t . 11 4 UNI 1 HIT T HrrcHCOcici FINGERNAIL IT1N6 THRILLER 7:45-9:45 JAMES STEWABT-OOIIIS DAT PG By.. -v.v. ,,. . r 5r 5 I 1-1 ii1 i ii i jirff rt in ra if ns hit i -n tm m i n-ii jijei , i

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