Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa on April 18, 1968 · 25
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Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa · 25

Davenport, Iowa
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Thursday, April 18, 1968
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Lone Star To Make Final Trip Sunday The towboat Lone Star, the last coal-burning, steam-driven, stern wheeler on the upper-Mississippi, will make her final trip upriver Sunday to LeClaire. According to an announce Cub Scouts Launch Clean-Up Campaign Two Davenport Cub Scout units are launching a clean-up campaign to rid the city of unsightly litter. Methodist Unit Elects Three Davenport area women were elected to offices of the Cedar Rapids district of the Woman's Society of Christian Service during its annual meeting today at St. John's Methodist Church. Newly-elected officers i n-clude Mrs. S. F. Clinton, 1801 Sutton Place, Bettendorf, recording secretary; Mrs. Charles J. Mooney, 1004 Grant St., treasurer; and Mrs. William Humphries, 3212 McKin-ley Ave., chairman of Christian social relations. Mrs. S. D. Phelps, Cedar Rapids, began the second year of her two-year term as president at the day-long session which was attended by about 275 women from 68 eastern Iowa churches. The annual meeting included election and installation of officers, yearly reports and a panel discussion of "The Living of My Christian Faith" by Mrs. Morris Sumter, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Samuel Hahn, Kalona; and Mrs. Evelyn Dur-kee, Iowa City. Notes Dog Tag Dale, Penally Deputy County Auditor Mrs. Ida Kramer today reminded Scott County residents of the April 30 deadline for securing county dog licenses without penalty. Beginning May 1, a penalty of $1 will be added to the cost of the license, Mrs. Kramer said. License fees are $1 for males and spayed females and $3 for female dogs. Persons applying for dog license must present a current certificate of innoculation for rabies. Vaccination certificates that expire before July 1 will not be honored, Mrs. Kramer said. Lockmaster Will Retire Henry J. Wiedner, 61, Belle-vue, Iowa, will retire from his position as Lockmaster of Lock and Dam No. 12, Belle-vue, April, 29, after 34 years of service with the Rock Island District, Corps of Engineers. Wiedner began his career with the Federal Government in 1934 as a subsurveyman. After retirement, Wiedner and his wife plan to move to Dubuque where their daughter Mary will be practicing as a registered nurse. The Wied-ners also have a son, James. Club To Hear Blind Speakers Mr. and Mrs. Craig Slayton, both blind, will be guest speakers at a meeting of the Adams School Dad's Club, Thursday, April 25. Craig Slayton is a counselor with the Iowa Commission for the Blind and will discuss "What is Blindness?" The meeting, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., will be in the Adams School auditorium, 3029 N. Division St., and is open to the public. Fire Damage An early morning fire caused heavy damage to the under side of a mobile home at 830 1st Ave., East Moline. Firemen, called at 2:55 this morning, said the blaze apparently started between the insulation and the floor of the trailer and damaged paint and part of the contents. The home is occupied by the Jim Presson family. Firemen were called at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday to the Mizell Dotson residence, 1531 10th Ave., where a fire on the front porch damaged floor tile, a footstool and a rug. ment from the LeClaire Businessmen's Association, which has purchased the boat, it will leave Davenport sometime Sunday morning. A temporary dock near the Buffalo Bill museum will be About nine boys from Den 3 of Cub Pack 3, Monroe School, will start their pick-up at 4 p.m. today in the 2200 block of Rockingham Road. The litter project will be launched from a local drive-in restaurant which will also provide the cubs with litter cans and bags which will be dumped into large barrels. Mrs. Elmer Holdorf, 2106 W. 1st St., den mother, said the boys hope to continue their campaign into a summer-long project. John Rapp, 405 S. Hancock Ave., is cubmaster. She said most of the pick-up will be done on Saturday and that her den is encouraging other boys to join. Ridgeview Cub Scout Pack 205 will begin a litter pick-up Friday around 3:30 p.m. along both sides of Highway 150 in the Ridgeview area. About 35 boys will cooperate in the effort which has been coordinated by Larry Anderson, cubmaster, and Joseph Kruckenbert, pack committee chairman. Town Seeks Breakwater The town of Princeton, Iowa, has made application for a Department of the Army permit to construct and maintain a rock-filled breakwater along the right bank of the Mississippi River at Princeton. Col. Walter .C. Gelini of the Rock Island district, Corps of Engineers, says interested parties are invited to submit facts or arguments in connection with the project to his office at the Clock Tower building before May 17. The permit will be issued only after due consideration is given to the effects of the work on navigation, fish and wildlife, pollution, and conservation. WW By Bill McConnell George Vieth, 12, and his safety patrol supervisor Keith Osborn show a plaque they received for outstanding performance of the McKinley School safety patrol. Safety Patrol Gets Performance Prize The safety patrol of McKinley School, Davenport, for the second year in a row has received an award for outstand-i n g performance in its Congressional District. Patrolman George Vieth, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Vieth, No. 8 Lombard Court, Davenport, and his supervisor Keith Osborn, 1016 Lincoln Road, received a plaque today in a ceremony at the school. used until a permanent dry dock on land can be built. The spokesman for the businessman's group said a foundation near the shore has already been dug. The boat will be hauled ashore by winch and cement footings will be placed underneath. He said no ceremonies are planned Sunday. Official dedications will be held later in the summer, when dry docking operations are completed. The Lone Star will be a monument and museum run in conjunction with the Buffalo Bill Museum. It is expected the regular crew will pilot the old towboat on the last voyage captain, Glen Johnson; engineer, Bill Horlas; fireman, Louis Chap-mann, and deck hand, Dick Smith. Kay To Talk -In Davenport Robert D. Ray, Republican candidate for governor, will speak Sunday at 2 p.m. at a reception to be held at Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport. Ray is a former Republican slate chairman. A year ago he became national chairman of a 1 1 Republican state chairmen. Ray resigned and became a candidate for Governor. Ray, 39, is a businessman-attorney. He owns Estherville Radio Statios KILR and is vice-president of the Grinnell Station, KGRN. He is a partner in the law firm of Lawyer, Lawyer, Ray and Crouch and specializes in trial work. Ray first became active in government as a law clerk in the Iowa Senate. He also has been active in civic affairs. He is a veteran of overseas service with the U.S. Army. Ray is an elder and teacher in the Christian Church. He is married and the father of three daughters. Honor Trooper Trooper Wallace Stanley Smith was honored by the Moline Evening Optimist Club Wednesday as the outstanding policeman of the year for Illinois State Police, District 7. He was given a plaque as part of the "Respect For Law" campaign. Vieth. who was elected by other patrolmen to represent them will receive a trip to Washington May 6-13 together with six other safety patrolmen and two supervisors from elsewhere in the state. The award honors the McKinley School patrol for outstanding perform ance based on a spot check of area schools' patrol operations. wrrr ' - wen Han The jostling and bustling of presidential primaries reached Davenport's Central High School this morning as hundreds of students marked their "Pick The Pres" ballots. Booths, placards,' and balloting stations lined the main entrance hall of the school as students voted before classes began. The mock preferential River Tows Set Record Almost Vfc million tons of cargo have been transported in the Rock Island District of the Corps of Engineers already this year, a new record for tonnage in the District during the first 3 months of the year. The exact figure thus far this year is 1,484,466 tons. The year closest to this record was 1964 when a total of 1,252,604 tons of cargo had been recorded in the District by the 'end of March. A number of factors contributed to this all-time high. A new record for the opening of the navigation season was recorded this year at Rock Island February 16 when the "Amoco Missouri" plied her way through the ice past the Quad-City area. In January alone, a month when very little and sometimes no traffic is reported on the Mississippi, almost 163,000 tons of cargo traveled in the District this year. For the second time in the history of the 9-foot channel system, a tow reached the Quad-City area after the first of January. The "Peoria" arrived in Clinton, Iowa, on Jan. 5 with 5,600 tons of petroleum products which helped raise the January total. Women's Unit Sets Bake Sale The women's auxiliary of the Davenport chapter of the GI Forum will hold a bake sale Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bettendorf Bank & Trust Co., 1819 State Street. Proceeds from the bake sale' will help fund a dinner-dance honoring graduating seniors of Mexican descent. The dinner-dance will be hosted jointly by the Davenport and Moline Chapters of the GI Forum at LeClaire Hotel in Moline, Saturday, April 27. Seek Stolen Doctor's Car Davenport police were continuing their search today for a 1967 Ford station wagon reported stolen Tuesday from the parking lot at the Professional Arts Building, 121 W. Locust St. According to police reports, the auto, belonging to Dr. Robert Towle, held a medical bag containing a quantity of pills, syringes and some narcotics. Police say the auto was white, bearing Iowa license, 82-5977. Wins Award ' Janies L. Bussell, 2507 Cypress Drive, Bettendorf, received a cash award of $20 today for his suggestion to improve operations and conditions within the Rock Island District, Corps of Engineers. Russell's suggestion of a new method for ordering and storing Automatic Data Processing Computer supplies will "result in an estimated first-year savings of $350. fti Central Students 'Pick The Vres Thursday, April 18, Schools Slate Fitness Meet The third quadrennial physical fitness meet involving some 800 Davenport Schools elementary students has been scheduled for Sunday, April Court Awards $2,865 In 1-80 Span Dispute Scott County District Court Judge James Havercamp today returned a $2,865.86 judgment for the State of Iowa against Gould Construction Co., Davenport, in settlement of a contract dispute involving construction on the Interstate 80 bridge at LeClaire. The dispute dates back to Dec. 11, 1962, when the Iowa Industries Plan Clergy Event Rabbi Morris M. Hershman, Joliet Jewish Congregation, Joliet, will be the speaker at the 14th Annual Clergy-Industry Luncheon sponsored by Associated Industries of the Quad-Cities. The event will be held Tuesday, May 14, at St. John's Methodist Church, Davenport. F. L. Bredtof J. I. Case Co., Bettendorf, chairman of AIQC's community relations committee, said the purpose of the luncheon is to promote the exchange of information and ideas between clergymen and industrialists. Aiding in the growth of acquaintance and mutual understanding, the luncheon program also includes morning plant tours sponsored by many of the participating industrial firms. Rabbi Hershman's speech is entitled, "The Responsibility of Privilege". He will emphasize the importance of the individual, how to overcome today's mass confusion, and the relationship of freedom and duty. To Host 125 School Girls Dr. David D. Palmer, president of Palmer Junior College, will be host to about 125 Davenport high school girls this evening in the Palmer campus residence. The reception will be held to acquaint the girls with the junior college, now in the beginning of its third year. Girls will be from both Davenport Central and West High Schools. Co-host will be Mrs. Betty Fair, PJC's women's advisor. The reception will start at 7 p.m., and will end with a tour of junior college facilities. ... Co 1968 28, at 2:30 p.m., in the Central High School gymnasium. For fourth, fifth, and sixth grade youngsters, the event is a kind of "mini-Olympics" in Highway Commission made a contract with the Gould Co. The contract, which carried a penalty provision, called for the start of work on the bridge on April 1, 1963, and completion by Sept. 7 of that year. Under terms of the contract, the state was to be entitled to liquidated damages of $50 for every calendar day the Gould firm was late in completing its contract. The highway commission, in a suit initiated in Ms behalf by the attorney general's office on Jan. 12, 1966, petitioned for $3,640 in liquidated damages from the Gould firm, alleging that the contractor failed to complete work on the bridge until May 8, 1964. Counsel for Gould, in challenging the state's claim for damages, alleged that the bridge site was not available for the start of work by its workers until July 17, 1963, or more than three months after the contract called for work to begin. The construction firm also alleged that the state issued extra work orders which were not called for in the original contract. Judge Havercamp supported the contractor's contentions on delays and ruled that the state was only entitled to liquidated damages from Gould for 50 extra days. The state's original suit also named the Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland, which furnished the construction firm's performance bond on the project. Judge Havercamp, howev-er, ruled out the bonding com- ' pany as a defendant. The court said the performance bond was a specific contractual obligation for payment of labor and materials only and was not a guarantee of completion to which liquidated damages could be assessed. TO BENEFIT St. Ambrose and Marycrest Colleges, Davenport, and Iowa State University, Ames, are among a number of Iowa schools expected to benefit from a total of $220,500 in grants given to colleges and universities throughout the nation by the Babcock and Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio. The amount to be given to each college is not known. primary was sponsored, on a nonpartisan basis, by the Teen Republican Club of the school. Students had their choice of nine names, including several who are avowed "non-candidates" for the presidency. The results of the youthful balloting will be announced Friday afternoon. Page 25 which representative teams from all elementary schools compete in activities similar to those in their regular gym classes. The two previous meets were held in 1962 and 1964. John Kautz, coordinator of physical education for the Davenport system, said it was "a little like a three ring circus" with a number of events in simultaneous operation. Among the events are dashs, pull ups, rope climbs, tugs 0' war, obstacle relays, and standing broad jumps. Although record performances are noted and team results tallied, Kautz said, there is no attempt to establish champions. The philosophy of the activity, he said, is for each child to exceed his or her own best previous performance. A featured event this year will be the entire sixth grade of Washington School performing a series of exercises, in unison, to the music of "Chicken Fat." MRS. FISHER River Bend Group Elects Mrs. Roy Fisher Jr., of Davenport, and Mrs. Ed Fauble, Riverdale, were re-elected Wednesday as president and vice-president of River Bend Girl Scout Council at the spring council meeting held at the YM-YWCA. Approximately 100 adults from the 5 counties served by River Bend took part in morning worships and the afternoon business session and program. The status of the council report was presented by Mrs. Fisher. Mrs. Robert Ofner of Bettendorf reported on Piper projects, and Mrs. Lester Thoensen, general chairman for the recent cookie sale, which finances the Girl Scout camping program, announced 111.809 boxes sold. Mrs. F. J. Swift of Maquo-keta, district chairman and board member, was presented with the Thanks Badge, the highest adult Girl Scout honor. Donna Seifert, Senior Girl Scout of DeWitt, showed colored slides of her recent month's visit in Ceylon as one of four Girl Scouts representing the United States at the Ceylon International Golden Jubilee Camp. i" I &MSjtIM&n6& - J By Phil Hutchison Group Notes Birthday Celebrating its 10th birth-day with a dinner at 7 p.m! Tuesday at the Clayton House, Davenport, will be the Quad-City chapter of the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation. Service awards will be presented to charter members by Henry Hook of Davenport newspapers. Those receiving recognition will be Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hen-seler and Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Miller, both of Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Bush and Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Fletcher, both of Davenport, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Harper, Muscatine. ; Guest speaker for the event will be Benjamin Tankersley, New York City, who is national director of chapter services. Tankersley has been in volunteer health agency work 20 years and has served with the March of Dimes, project HOPE, and as field director with the Epilepsy Foundation; At the time of it's founding, April 11, 1958, the local chapter was the third one in Illinois and it promptly under-took to raise funds to supply area families with equipment for CF patients. The other purpose of the chapter is to send funds to the national foundation for use in research. Currently it is servicing 25 area families. Ted Henseler was instrumental in founding the local chapter and is in charge of equipment maintenance. Autos Strike : Tivo Children : : Two Davenport children, were struck by cars Wednes day in separate incidents. Diane Saul, 8, 1743 Washington St., is reported in good condition at Mercy Hospital today where she was taken for treatment of injuries. Police said she was struck' by an auto driven by Arthur G. Kitzman, 25, of 1905 W. 40th St., Davenport, near the intersection of North Division and-West Locust Streets about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Five-year-old Mark Wackef, of 1350 W. 38th Place, was treated and released at Osteo-', pathic Hospital after he was struck by a car on West Thus, ty-eighth Street shortly before -5 p.m. Police said the youngster dashed into the path of a car driven by George A. Greet-ham, 46, of 1421 W. 38th Street. Scholarship Date Is Set Deadline for filing applications for a $600 scholarship for students 0 f Latin-American descent is April 30, Henry Vargas, president of Lulac Council 10, Davenport, said today. The scholarship, awarded by the state Lulac Council, is for students who are attending or who have been accepted for entrance in any accredited university or college. Vargas said applications may be obtained by writing Lulac Scholarships, P.O. Box 242, Davenport. - --.-. - - --- fcT M ' " " " - UfVr 1 , ifc ,riH rl'" " T I I 1 T I - 1

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