Iowa City Press-Citizen from Iowa City, Iowa on August 14, 1984 · Page 9
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Paper increases reward in case of missing boy Tuesday, August 14, 1984 Iowa City Press-Citizen 9 A By MIKE GLOVER - Aaaoclated Press Writer tES MOINES The Des Moines newspaper Monday increased its reward for information in the case of a missing newspaper carrier, and police released a description of a man seen talking to jthe youth. fi $5,000 reward had initially been offered in the case, but executives of the Des Moines Register said they met Monday and decided to increase that to $25,000. the newsaper said its reward wis for information on the where-atjouts on either of two missing newspaper carriers Eugene W&de Martin and Johnny Gosch J4 Martin, 13, disappeared Sunday after he left his home at 5 a.m. to deliver the newspaper. A circulation manager noticed his papers had been undelivered and the boy's father alerted authorities at 8:40 a.m. The man seen talking to him was described as white, 5-foot-9-inches to 6-feet tall, clean-shaven with a medium build. He was seen with the youth between 5:15 and 5:45 a.m. Sunday at the corner where the boy's papers were later found. The other missing carrier, Gosch, vanished while preparing to deliver his morning Sunday Register route on Sept. 5, 1982. "We are shocked and outraged that our newspaper and this community is again confronted with another carrier disappearance," said James Gannon, editor of the newspaper. "The $25,000 reward for information in each case reflects our determination to get answers and get justice in both cases." In a similar move, Des Moines radio and television stations WHO offered a $3,000 reward for information in the Martin case, which officials described as a "tragic and senseless act." Meanwhile, police were combing isolated areas of the Des Moines and checking out "a great number" of telephone tips in Martin's disappearance, said Police Sgt. BillMullins. "We haven't turned up anything yet," he said. "We're doing a little bit of everything." Mullins said about 25 Des Moines police have been assigned specifically to the hunt for Martin. FBI agents will be assisting in the case, though all have not yet arrived, Mullins said. "They plan to have 17 agents working on the case," he said. Widespread publicity about the youngster's disappearance has sparked many callers who have Harbin leads Jepsen in poll EUGENE MARTIN Missing newspaper carrier provided information, he said. "Hopefully, some of the information will be valid," Mullins said. Detectives were spending Monday methodically checking each lead. Police in the field also were concentrating on isolated areas, "areas like warehouse districts, open fields, any place where someone could be hidden," Mullins said. "What we really need isv a break," he said. Police also established a local hot line (515-246-9988) to handle calls about the case, and said they have discontinued their search for the driver of a green car seen in the area where Martin disappeared Sunday morning. Police said the driver of the car came forward Monday, and that he has been ruled out as a suspect. Mullins said the initial hours and days after an abduction are particularly critical, because leads cool and memories fade as time passes. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) With almost three of every 10 people surveyed undecided, Democratic Rep. Tom Harkin held a 7-percent-age-point lead over Republican Sen. Roger Jepsen in the Iowa U.S. Senate race in a poll of registered Iowa voters, according to a published report. Harkin, five-term congressman from the 5th District in southwest Iowa, was favored by 39 percent of those questioned, the Omaha World-Herald reported in a copyright poll in its Tuesday editions. Thirty-two percent said they would vote for Jepsen, an incumbent who is seeking his second six- year term. Twenty-eight percent said they were undecided and 1 percent said they would vote for neither candidate. The telephone poll was conducted Aug.6-10 by SRI Research Center in Lincoln. The 598 registered voters interviewed were asked: "If the general election for one of the two Iowa seats in the U.S. Senate were held today, would you vote for Tom Harkin, the Democrat, or Roger Jepsen, the Republican?" The margin of error for the poll was 4 percentage points plus or minus. Harkin had an edge among both men and women in the survey. Forty-two percent of the men said they favored Harkin, while 34 percent said they would vote for Jep-.; sen. . Among the women in the survey,, 36 percent said they preferred ' Harkin and 30 percent said they favored Jepsen. Harkin drew his strongest support from those 25 to 34 years old . with 45 percent backing him and from people 35 to 44 years old with 46 percent. Jepsen's greatest support came from the youngest age group with 44 percent of those 18 to 24 favoring the incumbent senator. 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