Williamsburg Journal Tribune from Williamsburg, Iowa on October 4, 1973 · Page 1
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Williamsburg, Iowa
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Thursday, October 4, 1973
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Garbage pickup let to Marengo firm The Williamsburg city council Tuesday voted to accept the low bid of S&J Sanitation Service to pick up garbage in the city for the coming year. S&J, which is operated by Jerry Smith of Marengo, submitted the low bid on the project of $22,235 for the year. This will provide for two pickups a week at each residence and business in the community. The council acted Tuesday after considering four bids since they were opened a week ago. The Max Lewis Sanitation Service of Wellman, which had been picking up the town's garbage for the past month, had submitted the second low bid. However, the council acted to sign a contract with S&J after city superintendent Richard E. Wardenburg said he had checked on Smith's reputation in Marengo and found him to be reliable and financially sound. Smith reported by telephone to Wardenburg Tuesday evening that on the strength of receiving the Williamsburg contract he plans to buy a second, large packer garbage buck. Smith already has one large packer and another smaller vehicle. S&J current operates on an individual house basis in Marengo and on contract with the city of Victor. The change on contracts at this time came about because of the default by H&H Hauling of Newhall on its contract with the city. The Lewis firm of Wellman then was called in on an emergency .basis a month ago to take over city garbage pickup. S&J will begin pickups : in Williamsburg Monday. Lewis will make his last collection Thursday. Smith indicated he plans to sign the contract with the city.and post the required performance bond later this week. INSIDE THE J-T Churchnews 4 County news 8, 9 Editorials 3 Public notices 11 Society 4,5,10 Sports 6, 7 Wantads 11 1 WILLIAMSBURG OURNAL TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1973 Number 40 NEW WILLIAMSBURG POLICEMAN GOES TO WORK John L. Schimberg added to force |w policeman goes ork for city Monday County wins Ladora bridge case, writ of certiorari denied •burg's new policemen f k for the city Monday. Schimberg, 34, was Ithe city council last vill be the city's third the first time' Will- fhas had this large a ! in its history. Others rce are chief Gary land Merle Hurst. rg is a native of Cedar 1 has worked there as a > salesman for the past I/ears. However, he the Williamsburg ening expressing a |et into police work as a lition to selling real himberg has served on the Cedar Rapids auxiliary police force for the past year. Thompson said Schimberg will not be sent to the state police academy immediately, but rather will be worked into the local police force under supervision to make sure he likes it and likes Williamsburg. Although training at the state police academy is required, there is no'actual time when this has to be accomplished. Consideration also is being given to sending Schimberg to either Kirkwood Community college's police pro- Dodge. Schimberg, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schimberg of Cedar Rapids, grew up there and graduated from Immaculate Conception high school. He and his wife are the parents of two children, Diana, 7, and James, 3. They have recently bought the former Mrs. Paul Giblin home on west Perm Street, and plan to move in the near future. Schimberg was hired after seven persons applied and were .interviewed for the job. Thompson said he is extremely,happy gram or- to the Cedar .Rapid&-^^fcMi^ia^lsburg•agiBl^..•had,ja|l 1 . police academy, both authorized opportunity to choose whom it wanted, rattier than having to take a lone application. substitutes for the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp A decision by the Iowa county board of supervisors to close a bridge southwest of Ladora was upheld Tuesday by Dist. Judge John L. Hyland. Hyland sustained the supervisors' decision of last year to close the bridge and earlier, this year to close portions of the road leading up to it, and dismissed an injunction against the supervisors that barred them from proceeding further with the road closing and vacation of the bridge site. Hyland did not rule on a related case in which the various persons with land adjacent to the downed bridge are challenging the amounts of compensation the supervisors awarded as a result of closing the road. This case is still pending. ' : • Good faith In a six-page opinion filed in the Iowa county district clerk's office early Tuesday, Hyland said he found no evidence that the supervisors had acted in anything but good faith in deciding to close the bridge and abandon the road after the bridge collapsed Sept. 28, 1972. A writ of certiorari had been sought by two couples, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of Ladora and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bricker of Victor, seeking to halt any further county action on the road closing pending a review of the case by the court. The couples had also sought a writ of mandamus from the judge forcing the supervisors to rebuild ' the bridge and restore the road to its previous condition. The Smiths and Brickers also sought $2 million in damages for th> loss of the bridge and the " the closing and vacating of said road. "The court certainly sympathizes with the plaintiffs as to the inconvenience that has been caused them and also recognizes the fact that the Iowa county board of supervisors undoubtedly also sympathizes with them. However, this is simply not the issue. "It is not for the court to review the wisdom of the supervisors every time one of the over 400 bridges in Iowa county, Iowa, is closed, widened, narrowed, etc., but it is rather for the court to review and decide whether or not a board of supervisors has Continued on Page 10, Col. 4 J. Paul Naughton, judge, dies; services fiefd gorous city election: for council, 2 mayor However, Hyland specifically refused to issue any such order. Substitute judgment "It is clear that it is not the function of this court to substitute its judgment for that of the board of supervisors of Iowa county, Iowa," Hyland said in his opinion. "And the decision this court is to reach is not based upon the fact that, if this court sat on the board of supervisors, that it may or may not have voted for Requiem mass was held Monday at St. Patrick's church in Marengo for J. Paul Naughton, retired Iowa county district judge, who died Thursday after a lingering illness. Naughton, 67, retired from the bench in 1971 due'to ill health. He had suffered from a heart condition for a number of years. He was born near Parnell and grew up in the area south of Williamsburg, before spending most of his adult life in Marengo practicing law. He was a district judge for six years. / « Prior to being appointed a judge in 1965, Naughton was Marengo's city attorney for 14 years and had been Iowa county attorney for six years before that. J. Paul Naughton was born Sept. 14,1906, west of Parnell. He spent his early years on a farm south of Williamsburg, and attended the Parnell schools. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa law school. On June 7,1930, he was married to Viola Sorenson at Newton, and the couple have two children: Gerald of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mrs. Douglas (Winifred) Ackley of Minneapolis. All survive. Naughton entered the U. S. Army in 1941, serving in England, northern Africa, Sicily and Italy. He rqse to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member of the American Legion and a lifelong member of the Catholic church. Final rites were held Monday morning at St. Patrick's church in Marengo, with the Rev. Vincent Walsh officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery in Williamsburg. Pallbearers were Paul Klein, James Honh, Mike McGivern, John J. Wilkinson, Werner Uhlmann and Harold Claypool. Also surviving in addition to his wife and children are a brother and sister, John L. Naughton of Des Moines and Mrs. Eldon Simmons of Williamsburg and 11 grandchildren. Those attending ; the funeral from elsewhere included Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kilroy, Mrs. Jane Kilroy, and Mike Kilroy, all of Kansas City and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond O'Donnell of Nevada. iburg will have a y contested municipal Nov. 6, with 10 candi- for the five council and two men running nore candidates filed for one more for mayor Bt day and half of filing and Thursday. Run- ayor now will,be Tom land Richard Pugh. y filed candidates for are Charlene (Mrs. eitzer, Gilbert Asbe •old Bezoni. They join *er persons who 1 filed icluding four of the five fits on the council, ler challenges hallengers include Mel- chmidt, Dean Epperly y (Mrs. John) LaRoque. its who filed several are Robert M. | John T. Engel, Larry "1 Larry Mayberry. f the challengers whose were announced in paper contacted the tribune to state they do the recently enacted curfew for teenagers. The J-T stated last week that "the major issue in the campaign apparently will be the 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew ordinance ..." Signing a note taking exception to this were Schmidt, Mrs. LaRoque and Epperly. "I am certainly in favor of the curfew," Schmidt told the Journal-Tribune. Bezoni also stated that he does not oppose the curfew. Although Mrs. LaRoque indicated she favors a curfew generally, she stated that she doesn't believe the curfew enacted by the council "is fair in all respects." She stated she would favor an earlier curfew hour of 10 p.m. week nights, while a midnight cut-off time would be good on .weekends. < • Mrs. LaRoque charged that the Journal-Tribune is manipulating the issue of a curfew and said, I do not like being associated with an issue when I have not been asked my opinion on said issue. , She also said: . "I do not feel that the curfewjs a campaign issue. I think the necessity of a curfew in a town the size of Williamsburg is showing the lack of concern and interest parents have for their children. It is asking our police force to be babysitters-something that is a parents responsibility. If parents would enforce their own curfew, there would be no need for the town to have one.'.' Mrs. Sweitzer complained that she is being made the victim of the issue. "I'm for a good, fair and equitable curfew," she said. "But I think it needs some changes. "I think 11 o'clock is too late on a school night, and I consider Sunday night a school night. I think that 11 o'clock is not late enough on Saturday night, the one night a week parents might consider allowing their children to go to Iowa City or out of town." Mrs. Sweitzer also quarreled with the provision that includes 16-year-olds under the provisions of the curfew. ' "i do not think 16-year-olds Continued on Page 10, Col. 2 c uie recenuy enacted * uu nv» * _ —. . y studies sewer ordinance, uld limit septic tank use^ er consideration this I sewer ordinance set standards for its age system, regulate i and which probably i sewer rates signifi- [council discussed the • Presented by the city's s , for several hours [ata special meeting and «yed any further action F Monday. P er > members of the 1 Allen E.Baker^of the [ firm of Shiye. - with several L« increasing the city parge to pay f pr the new [treatment plant and will go the upkeep, maintenance and debt retirement on the new Facilities. A large ****** cost of the new plant will be paid by a federal grant. U. S. requirement . However, in order to receive the federal money, the city must onart certain sewer ordinance discussed Tuesday. . One of the primary aspectsot this federal requirementistot construction of excessiv ingcapacUy^t^eral^ tion drains and the other common forms of interconnections of what should be storm sewers into the sanitary sewer Qv<tem This is the purpose of the £wer study that is currently underway by "" " Sf " goes into a other areas not actually requited by thes federal government as a condition ofUw irantrooney.butconsideredwtoe by both the engineer and the city should be raised seepage, • •' ihewJer system (abandoning suffJSSaffS! • s.This Continued on Page 10, Col. 4 Fire completely destroyed the dairy bum on the Charles Pirkl farm located 11 wflei wejt rf/WUUuiilmri to Lbcthi township Thursday night. The biioe ww believed itertod electrically in the hayloft.

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