The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on August 8, 1969 · 3
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Friday, August 8, 1969
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rS 32& XVr- Robert Ojard, a St. Louis County, Minnesota, sheriff's deputy, searches through the wreckage Thursday of a lakeshore cabin 24 miles north of Du-luth. Two women in the frame structure on Boulder SCHOOL TRACK PLEA REJECTED BULLDOZER- Continued from Page One when he sent Altoona's road equipment to the home of Supervisor B. E. Newell in rural A 1 1 o o n a to grade Newell's driveway. Charged $7.50 - Wise charged Newell $7.50 for the job and commented that "in this particular case,' we get a lot of co-operation from the county and, of course, we get it through Bill (Newell). This would be a matter of returning a favor." , Newell could not be reached for comment on the use of a bulldozer from his road crew at the Altoona pool. He is on vacation in Canada on a fishing trip with L. J. Peters of AUoana, who sells Polk County most of the gravel used on county roads. Mayor Wise was out of town and unavailable for comment on the Altoona swimming pool construction arrangements with the county. The matter received the cursory attention of county supervisors Thursday morning in a meeting with the county's road department. Cinder Track Gavin, who is chairman of the board, told Voss, the county engineer, that the principal of the high school at Johnston has requested help from road crews to build a cinder track by the school. The project, .. Gavin said, would "only take a little work with one of our machines all they need is three inches of top soil to be removed." Voss said that it is "absolutely illegal" under Iowa law for road crews and equipment to work at anything but county road construction and maintenance. A county attorney's opinion states that exceptions may be made "only in matters of life and death." Voss then was asked about the legality of the Altoona swimming pool deal. "Didn't Know" "I'm not the county attorney," he replied, "I really couldn't say. I didn't know anything about that. They'd finished using our equipment before we knew they had it. "I've only heard that it even happened I didn't see it." MYSTERYVEILS CATTLE DEATHS By Thomas Ryder (Register Staff Writer) LA PORTE CITY, IA. - Tests are being made to determine the cause of the mysterious deaths n e a r here of 62 top- Ha Pwtt Citj grade Herefords . J 1 tI?N ownea uy iobmcwes man Farms, 1 p v Inc. L, - " Curtis Wellman, vice-president of the corporation, said veterinarians from Iowa State University at Ames who were called into the case "found no signs of disease and suspect that the animals were somehow poisoned." He said tests are being made at Iowa State. Wellman said 130 Herefords were kept in the yard situated between here and Brandon where the deaths occurred. "Two weeks ago 14 died suddenly and two days later, 48 died. Five became ill but are recovering," Wellman said. "It's a real mystery," he said. "Someone must have put out poison or something." . He said the cattle were worth about $14,000. Grim Aftermath & - n - 'FT fir" ' f -..-fT. -- , .V " 'IlinfiJ "IK Air. 4 Rescue workers search water in front of Bethany Fellowship Camp near Outing Thursday looking for more storm victims. Emergency vehicles line top of hill where stripped and broken trees cover slope. Hunt 2 Children Missing After Minnesota Tornadoes Kill 13 OUTING, MINN. (AP) -Search crews picked through wreckage of a missionary camp near here Thursday, looking for two children missing in the wake of tornadoes that ripped eight locations in northern Minnesota on Wednesday. Thirteen persons were reported killed. Ten of the victims were killed north of Brainerd, two died some 100 miles to the northeast, north of Duluth, and one died at Ja-cobson in Aitkin County when his home collapsed on him. Forty-one persons were in hospitals. Scores of others had been treated at the scene or at clinics. Missing were Paul Brokke, 13, Bloomington, Minn., son of the Rev. and Mrs. Harold Brokke, and Sharon Dugan, 5, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Richard Dugan, Huron, S.D. Thrown in Lake Six cabins at the Bethany camp were thrown into the lake, located 30 miles north of Brainerd. Mrs. L a v o n n e Dugan, Bloomington, Minn., who is nearly blind, recalled that she was lying on the floor of a cabin as the tornado struck. "I felt the cabin being carried through the air," she said. "Then I was under water and reached for things until I got to the top. I grabbed onto a tree trunk and managed to stand on the lake bottom." Once on shore, Mrs. Dugan tried to revive the lifeless body of her daughter, Rebecca Ann, U. In the midst of ripped trees and logs, the marauding storm left mangled cars, canned goods, swamped boats, mattresses skewered on tree branches, tangled power lines. Recalled Roar Three of the victims were the Rev. and Mrs. Arthur S. Olson, Richfield, Minn-, retired mis- I sionares in their 70s, and their Lake's south shore were killed and several others were injured when a tornado ripped through the area late Wednesday. It was one of a series of twisters that smashed northern Minnesota resort areas. .Winnibigoshisli ) Grind Ripids O m: 6 " oHibbinj Walker , ) 0 Mutb Qutinq o Floofjwood Jg& Superior ( MINNESOTA y r Wisconsin s. ; " St. Paul "r" FloorJwoorl Minneapolis daughter, Mrs. Harold Carlson, in her 50s. Elsewhere on Roosevelt Lake, two women who lived through tornadoes that hit suburban Minneapolis four years ago recalled the "freight train roar" of the storm and scurried with six youngsters to the basement of a lake home moments before it was leveled. After an all-night hunt searchers recovered the body of 2-year-old Susan Marko at Reservoir Lake, 35 feet from a demolished cabin. Her mother and three other children in the St. Louis Park, Minn., family were injured. Youth Fined $100 In Accident Case Larry La Mar Wilson, 18, of 6706 S.W. Sixteenth St., was fined $100 Thursday after he was found guilty by Municipal Court Judge Ray Harrison of failure to have his vehicle un-der control. Wilson was charged in connection with an accident July 22 at S.W. Ninth street and Maxwelton drive. of Multiple Twisters in Minnesota One of hardest - hit spots when t o r n a does s I ammed through northern Minnesota vacation areas W e d n esday was small town of Out-I n g. The storms also struck hard at Hibbing, F 1 o o dwood and Dulutb areas. , Lake SuperiiY UUIUTM M I .1 Home Gutted in Midnight Blaze A fire of undetermined origin gutted the home of Harold Collins, 68, at 2504 Twenty-fourth st. early today. Collins and his son, Paul, were at home when the fire broke out but escaped without injury. The elder Collins said he lost his hearing aid in the blaze. Firemen said flames broke out about midnight at the rear of the one-story frame structure, but said they could not immediately tell what caused the fire. SALE! For 3 Days HONG KONG Representing LIZA'S Thr 'n nothing CUSTOM TAIIOIEO CLOTHES to ai a pwxt kxc ond Mi important. Set ovr Hr MctM f fobrici, cohort o4 ttrt. Ladies Custom Made Suits . . . $45.00 to $65.00 Mens Custom Made Suits .... $49.00 to $78.00 IN DES MOINEi AT THE HOLIDAY INN. NORTH, 151 I. Ntl St. Till 2AV2S4S ASK FOR MR. JIMMY CHATLANI W. NtlcMH Srtwlulf PitUra M Tm Prfr Vmt Owm Dale Rauvola views damage to his parents' home at Floodwood, after the storm which took several lives, injured scores of others and caused lowans Pressure Hardin To Leave Lab at Ames By James Risser (Rgltter Staff Writer) ' ' WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Neal Smith (Dem., Ia.) put pressure on Agriculture Secretary Clifford Hardin Thursday not to move the federal Veterinary Biologies Division laboratory away trom Ames. amiui reminuca nepuuncan Hardin in a letter that the Acrl- --o-- culture Department is seeking approval from the Democrat controlled House Appropriations Committee to build a new $26- million veterinary vaccine re- search complex somewhere In the U.S. Smith wants the new complex built at Ames and said a number of his fellow members of the Appropriations Committee support him. Once the new complex Is built, the 100 employes of the present biologies division logically will become a part of the new facility, he said. Vaccine Lab "I urge you not to move the Veterinary Biologies personnel from the Ames area pending congressional action on the location of the vaccine lab complex, and assure you that there will be a vigorous effort made at the appropriate time in the House Appropriations Com mittee to designate the Ames area as the location for the vaccine lab," Smith told Har din. Meanwhile, Senator Jack Miller (Rep., Ia.) Issued a statement Thursday denying that Hardin is trying to move the Veterinary Biologies lab out of Ames and to Hardin's home town of Lincoln, Neb. Miller said the task of finding new facilities for the division, now spread out at three loca tions in Ames, was begun un der prior administrations. He said Hardin has assured him that the division "will not be moved from Ames if the ad ditional facilities required to expand the division's operations can be provided competitively." Miller said the Agriculture Department's main concern is finding good facilities which it can lease for the division on a long-term basis. Cost Guidelines Ames, along with other interested cities, will be given the opportunity to offer facilities "on a basis that meets Agriculture Department specifications and lease-cost guidelines," he said. Miller said Secretary Hardin was not even aware of the situation until Miller told him Thursday. He added that Har din, an agricultural economist and former chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, "understands very well the advantages afforded by Iowa State University, which has the finest school of veterinary medicine in the world." Iowa Gov. Robert Ray Is FRIDAY, AUOUJT I THRU SUNOAY. AUGUST ft CUSTOM TAILORS HOUSE OF FASHION i x- -V s I Kfr I ! k i j ; IA Jt V ftW scheduled to meet with Hardin in Washington today to discuss the matter. Ray said late Thursday that "Mr. Hardin is going to know how we lowans feel about moving this facility from our state." Ames officials, and an Ames contractor who has offered to build and lease a new biologies division laboratory to the federal government, said last week that the chances of Ames keeping the division are slim. The division tests veterinary drugs. The planned new $26- million research complex cited by Smith would be for expanded studies on veterinary drugs. Smith's letter to Hardin Im plied that moving the present facility out of Ames might jeop ardize congressional authorization of the new complex. If the complex is built in Ames in 1971 as Smith hopes, the em ployes of the biologies division would have to be moved back to Ames, he said. i hw! Iff I I NEAL JACK SMITH MILLER """RfR"""'"""" - i ., . zzzzz. rir.viiy.l..i.ttll.jirfTr7ri 8TH and LOCUST DOWMOWN SUHIR4G10N 3M JEFFERSON DOWNTOWN COUNCR. BtWS 328 W. BROADWAY DOWNTOWN SIOUX CITY SIS FOURTH ST. OPEN DAILY MON. THRU WIREPHOTOS (AP) widespread property damage throughout the Minnesota lake region familiar to many vacationers. PARKS SPURNS MICHIGAN POST By a Staff Writer AMES, IA. - Iowa State University President W. Robert ParKs has turned down a chance to be considered for the presidency o f Michigan State University, it was learned Thursday. Dr. Dale Hathaway, chairman of the committee to select a new M.S.U. president, revealed In East Lansing, Mich., that Parks was among those who were under consideration. Parks confirmed he had been contacted by Michigan State but said he has no intention of leaving Iowa State. "We have a fine Institution at Iowa State, and I wouldn't be Interested In any other job at this time," said Parks, who has been I.S.U. president since 1965. His salary in $37,500. Michigan State is an in stitution similar to Iowa State, but with 46,000 students It is more than twice as large. John A. Hannah, president of Michigan State, was appointed by President Nixon to be direc tor of the Agency for Inter national Development. PRINCE TO U.S. BEIRUT, LEBANON (REU TERS) Saudi Arabia's sec ond deputy premier and interior minister, Prince Fahd Ben Abdel Aziz, will make an official visit to the United States in October, the Saudi Arabian ra dio reported Thursday. J Q W. ROBERT PARKS FOR SINGLE VISION GLASSES ONE M Lowg nninr rniuc OUR COMPLETE PRICE INCLUDES: SINGLE VISION LENSES, CtEAR OR TINTED YOUR CHOICE OF FRAME FROM OUR IARGE SELECTION Of FASHIONABLE STYLES ANO COLORS AN ATTRACTIVE CARRYING CASE CONVENIENT CREDIT AVAILABLE NO INTEREST, NO CARRYING CHARGE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 4t1 6TH AVENUE OOWNIOWM DAVlNPORf MS WEST 2NO ST. DOWN ICY MASON CITY T7 S. FEDERAL AVE. DOWNTOWN WATUtlOO T1S EAST 4TH ST. SATURDAY 9 A M. 5 30 P.M.' Dej Moinet Register Paqe3 Fri.. Aug. t, 1969 Drug Charge for DM. Woman, 35 A 35-year-old Des Moines woman was ordered bound over to the Polk County Grand Jury Thursday on charges of Illegal possession of narcotic drugs and leading the life" of a prostitute. Mrs. Betty Jean Diggs, who listed her address as 937 Sixteenth st., was ordered to pay bonds of $1,000 after a preliminary hearing. before Municipal Court Judge Harry B. Grund. Patrolman Richard Kail testified that police found a large quantity of pills containing a substance believed to bo heroin July 24 when they searched an apartment at 926 Twenty-sixth st. where Mrs. Diggs had been living. A charge of simulated Intoxication against Mrs. Diggs, which was filed when she was arrested on the drug charge, is pending In Municipal Court. Mrs. Diggs was charged July 17 with leading the life of a prostitute. Waterloo G.. Killed in Viet (Th Rtoiiler'i lowi Newi Strvlce) WATERLOO, IA. - Army Spec. 4 Samuel W. Walthour. jr., 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Walthour, sr., of Waterloo, has been killed In ac tion in Vietnam. A member of a Special Forces unit, Specialist Wal thour was killed June 30. He previously had been listed as missing in action. He was a 19fi7 graduate of West High School here and entered the Army In November, 1967. Besides his parents, he Is survived by a brother, Frederick' a sister, Kathy Ann, both at home; ' and maternal grandfather, Frederick S. Wright of St. Petersburg, Fla. offers you. NEWEST STYLES! HIGHEST QUALITY! LOWEST PRICES! complete 214 W. EUCUD DOWNTOWN CIDAR RAPIOS KS 1ST ST. S.E. m u

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