Des Moines Tribune from Des Moines, Iowa on May 2, 1979 · 14
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Des Moines Tribune from Des Moines, Iowa · 14

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Wednesday, May 2, 1979
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The Nation 14 OES MOINES TRIBUNE W?d., May 2. 1979 Town judged disaster area, wonders why By Tim Pallesen 17 Kntaht Nwjppr CLOUD LAKE, FLA. - The federal government has declared Cloud Lake a "major disaster area." But the tiny town's 128 residents can't locate their disaster. "I couldn't imagine what it was. Everything here looked fine," said Town Clerk Dorothy Gravelin after receiving the U.S. Department of the Treasury notification. Under the bold-type heading "Disaster Notice," it explained that the town, a few blocks tucked in just south of Palm Beach International Airport, had been "determined by the president to be a major disaster area." Gravelin asked neighboring towns if they'd received similar notices. They hadn't. She telephoned the state capital, and then Washington, D.C. "None of us could figure it out," Gravelin said. She finally reached Liz Pattison, Florida coordinator in the U.S. Office of Revenue Sharing. "I had to check myself to see what it was," Pattison said. She found that Cloud Lake's disaster was a crop freeze in January 1977. But Cloud Lake didn't suffer any crop damage, primarily because the nearest crops are 20 miles west. Pattison replied that that doesn't matter. "There's probably some indirect effect, like farmers who wouldn't be spending as much money in town," she said. ,The federal government wants Cloud Lake to swallow its pride and admit its disaster. "All they have to do is sign the form, say, 'Yes, the disaster had an effect on us,' and mail ibin," Pattison said. Federal computers say Cloud Lake is eligible for exactly $22.61 in aid. Bush to speak here on May 9 George Bush, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, will be in Des Moines on Wednesday, May 9, to speak and answer questions from the audience at a lunch. The. lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Fort Des Moines hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming, Mr. and Mrs. Robb Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. William Friedman Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weitz and Mr. and Mrs. James Hubbell Jr. Bush, who formally announced his candidacy earlier this week, is scheduled to attend a reception in Cedar Rapids following the Des Moines appearance. kji - wt- - x - - ) Vte. JJV xasJ GAS FIRE OUT OF CONTROL AP PHOTO A natural gas well burned out of control Wednesday crewmen suffered serious burns when the Texaco well in the marshes SO miles south of New Orleans, La. Four exploded Tuesday. Little town that could: Victory over red tape OMAHA, NEB. (AP) - Like kids with a new toy, Sidney, Neb., officials laid plans to unveil their new snowplow Wednesday. It was a case of the little town that could. There won't be any bands or dancing girls as at least one official suggested, but Sidney is happy just the same. It whittled the federal government down from a snowplow, building and airport plan costing more than $100,000 to a new truck with a blade on it and a price tag of a little over $20,000. "It's been a long time," said Dr. Jim Garcia, Sidney's mayor since December. "We got what we wanted, not what the government wanted us to." "We're playing it low-key because of possibly applying for more federal funding for different city programs. If we had a big deal over this, there could be hard feelings," he said. The western Nebraska community of about 7,000 people battled the bureaucracy for more than 18 months before laying hands on a shiny new snowplow. It was desperately needed because the town's current airport snow removal machine, a 1936 truck with a blade on it, was on its last legs. What Sidney wanted, and finally got, was a snowplow, one costing about $25,000. But by the time the request for federal matching funds made its way through the bureaucracy, it had ballooned to more than $100,000. Federal Aviation Administration officials insisted that what Sidney needed was not only a snowplow, but a building to house it, which would require a new airport layout plan. Sidney City Manager Merle Strouse said last fall there was no way Sidney wanted to spend that kind of money, its own or anybody else's. National attention forced the FAA to back down. What will the town do with the 1936 truck with the blade on it that served Sidney so well? "Probably a museum would be the best place," said one town official. "Maybe we'll bronze it and put it out in the park as a monument to the federal bureaucracy," said Strouse. Flack has whiplash NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Roberta Flack is recovering from a whiplash injury suffered Sunday in a minor accident, the singer's secretary said. Flack is wearing a neck brace while convalescing at home. TONE'S Ground Black Pepper 4 oz. can 89 GORTON Batter Fried Fish ?fjfHi5ticki pkg. Regular A Thick Lb. Pkg. $ 1 .69 OSCAR MAYER Variety Pack Round & Square Beef 12 oz. Pkg. 1.89 OSCAR MAYER Bologna Regular & Beef 8 oz. pkg. 99 OSCAR MAYER Jumbo Franks Jumbo Meat Wieners Lb. Pkg. 1.59 OSCAR MAYER Cheese Wieners Meat Wieners Beef Franks lb. Pkg. $ 1.79 GRIFFIN Shred Coconut TONE'S 14 oz Pkg 39 Chopped Onions jar 89 NABISCO Ritz Crackers TONE'S Onion Salt Lb Pkg 2oz Jar 79 59 GRIFFIN Waffle Syrup 24 oz Btl 99 FROM MARTHA GOOCH Budget Macaroni 2 Lb Pkg 35 LACHOY Bean Sprouts tn45 Soy Sauce 45 i Mixed Chinese Vegetables 16 oz. can 85 i Beef Chow Mein Bi-Pak 42 Vi oz $1M 39 oz 3 b " can $529 $29 GRIFFIN Strawberry Preserves 18 oz Jar 99 KELLOGG 40 Bran Flakes 20 oz Pkg 99 GRIFFIN Strawberry Preserves 10 oz Jar 75 AUTOMATIC VANISH WMiTMsC 11. r. 79 OOOO At lr-1 Sntm TONE'S Minced Garlic 1oz Pkg 89 SET ARM ED IV TH AM Hi AND SAVE Ajai Cleanser Giant size (21 oz.) M Ajai Dishwashing Liquid Ajai All Pirpos Cleaner King size (32 oz.) Kki( sin (28 ol) Ajai Laundry Detergent King size (84 oz.) $2.19 I Hi FL. OZ. SIZE ONLY $3 19 Windex 32 oz. Pkg 99 PRICES GOOD AT ALL ! BY-L0 STORES IN IOWA RIGHT TO LIMIT RESERVED PRICES effective to MayS, 1979 Marshals arrest 4 protesters at Georgia refuge EULONIA, GA. (AP) - U.S. marshals Wednesday arrested the four remaining protesters who defied a federal order to leave a national wildlife refuge that they claim is rightfully theirs. Approximately 40 protesters on Friday began a peaceful occupation of the 2,687-acre Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, which they said stands on land they or their ancestors once owned before being forced to sell to the federal government during World War IL The group of protesters had dwindled to four by this morning when they were arrested about 11 a.m.. by federal marshals without incident. "We're not going to fight Violence won't help this situation," Timmons said Tuesday, "but if they want us off my land, they'll have to carry me." The group says the U.S. Army forced about 70 families, most of them black, from their homes in Harris Neck in 1943 to build a wartime airfield, but says the government also promised to give them back their land after the war. 45,000 seen aiding litter cleanup An estimated 45,000 volunteers will pick up litter along Iowa roadsides and in the state's parks as part of this Saturday's "Great Iowa Clean-up," state officials said Wednesday. If it rains Saturday, a decision on whether local volunteers should go out will be made by individual county coordinators. However, if local efforts are suspended Saturday the county coordinators are expected to reschedule the clean-up. Energy Policy Council Director Ed Stanek told reporters that more than 8,000 volunteers will pick up trash and litter in Polk County, while even Ringgold County Iowa's lowest in population is expected to have 1,000 volunteers, or 16 percent of the county's population. Stanek said the Energy Policy Council has distributed to volunteers 225,000 plastic trash bags -one-third of them donated by the Coca Cola Corp. and Coors breweries and other materials, including 5,000 safety vests so motorists can see the crews. Stanek said the trash picked up will be separated according to cans and other litter, with the cans eventually picked up by Alcoa Aluminum Co. Other trash will be hauled to local landfills, Stanek said. He said all materials recovered will be stored initially in state highway department garages. Gartner elected to ASNE board NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Michael Gartner, president and editor of The Des Moines Register and Tribune, was elected Tuesday to a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Four others were elected to three-year terms at the group's annual convention here. They were Anthony Day, editor of the editorial pages, Los Angeles Times; Clayton Kirkpatrick, executive vice president and editor, Chicago Tribune; Charles S. Rowe, president and editor, the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance Star, and Claude Sitton, vice president and editorial director, the Raleigh (N. C) News & Observer and Times. John C. Quinn, senior vice president for news and information for Gannett Newspapers, was elected to a one-year term. William Hornby, editor of the Denver Post, was scheduled to be elected as president by the board this afternoon, succeeding John Hughes, . editor of the Christian Science Monitor. Gas shortage leads to fight, man stabbed T, ; 1 1 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.; (AP) A motorist waiting inline at a gasoline station was subbed twice Tuesday during a dispute that began when another driver cut ahead of him, police" said. ; The victim, identified as Steve Hesh, 25, of San Francisco, was reported in serious condition Wednesday at a hospital after, being stabbed in the abdomen and chest, police said. Officers said Hesh became, angry when someone cut in front ; of him while he was waiting to! get gasoline at about 6 p.m. They said he got out of his car and told the intruding driver it "wasn't cool." Police said a shoving match ensued between Hesh and a man later identified as Crescendo Gutierrez, 21, of San Francisco, a passenger in a car driven by Javier C. Acosta, 29, also of San,, Francisco. . During the tussle, police said, ' Hesh was stabbed with a three inch blade. Acosta and Gutierrez' then drove away, authorities said, but witnesses noted the' license plate and the pair were apprehended by police. ) The two men were taken to the county jail and booked for investigation of attempted murder. Both were held on $10,000 bail. Long lines began appearing at gasoline stations several weeks , ago. Major oil companies have cut to as low as 80 percent of - normal their allocations to dealers for May. Resolution on bylines PROVIDENCE, R.L (AP) A resolution calling on newspaper editorial writers to use bylines has been approved by the Rhode Island Senate after earlier approval by the House. But in Rhode Island resolutions do not carry the force of law. J Special 19.99 Poly sheer top pantsuits in sizes 6-18 Choose from five styles in poly sheer printed tops with soft pastel pull-on lightweight ponte pants, in peach, maize, mint and blue. Special 16.99 Misses' and half size dresses: Two piece poly leno skirt set. With mandarin collar, tie shoulder and self sash. Poly leno shawl collared dress. With short cuffed sleeves, elasticized waist. Poly leno : top and polysilk pant set. With western-style yoke bodice. Pastels for 8-18 and 14V-22Vi. Des Moines TdCPenney Downtown: Mon. & Fri. 10 am-9 pm, Tues.-Thurs. 10 am-5:45 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun. noon-5 pm. West Des Moines; Valley West Mall: Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun noon-5:30 pm.

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