The Muscatine Journal from Muscatine, Iowa on July 9, 1976 · 1
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Friday, July 9, 1976
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Wildlife project expected a major By J0EK0N2 Sufi writer ' A multi-facet wildlife development' project, tarted jhis year at the -autsBury'BHdge Recreation Area, should make UieJSOO-acre site on ther CcdaItivwgmrty attf anion by-tte'-early 1980s, -r - , That's the feeling of Darvl w . . . - itomenDeutei, executive officer oUhe Muscatine County Conservation Board. The wildlife Droiect includes tho - development -of pon holes forwatertong .-Additional, holes rnay be blasted iowi, trees and shrubs, nesting areas, r nature trail; seed and grass planting and a demonstration and exhibition plot, Kothenbeutel said. Some of these, he said, nave been completed already.. Campers and picnicers already have TitulteorrbrThfToTaTIirTcresat Saulsbury which have beeaavailabe for recreational enthusiasts for about four years. Playground equipment, in future . .plans on the 80-acre portion, will be made out of wood by members of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), . -Kothenbeutel said. " r " Land used for crops" - Until last year, the northern 430 acres of - the land had been leased out to ' Wholesale prices up WASHINGTONJAPH. Sharply higher prices for steel and gasoline pushed - wholesale prices up .4 in June, the i government said today. . The compared with a rise of thre e-tej)ths of a per cent in May and was in line with relatively modest inflation "tates-so-f ar this year at both the - wholesale and retail level Farm and food price increases slowed last month but an acceleration in industrial prices, led by steel and gas-: oline, was largely responsible for the over-all wholesale rptice. increaser ihg z Labor Department said. Fears bf a new outburst of inflation were- expressed by many economis after an ,8 jump in wholesale prices in April, the biggest rise in six months. But Weather i' Partly cloudy and warm tonight with a chance of thunderstorms i the low will be in the; upper 60s to lower 70s. Partly sunny; continued hot .ant humid . Saturday with a high in the low ta mid . - 90s.- Rainfall chanees -are - 30. for tonight. The high Thursday at Lock and Dam 16 was 90 and the low 69. There has : been no precipitation in the past 24 ..hours JTbe Mississippi River level at the-.Jock's tailwater is 3.18; the Muscatine gauge is 5.17. Church to be CEDAR-ftSPr Sen. Frank Church left Washington today after being subpoenaed to testify as a defense witness In the trial of two American In- ; dian Movement members charged with killing two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. - Defense attorneys for Darelle Butler, .1.23. of Rogue River, Ore., and Robert Robideau, 29, of Portland, Ore., planned to question Churehr D-Idahor theTlast- defense Witness, abouTFBT "counter-inteffigence activities relating ttrAIM:; The two are charged with theJune,24, 1975, shooting deaths of agents Jack . - Coler Ind Ronald Williams, both of Los - Angeles. - . -; " Church headed the Senate Select Committeertm Intelligence-' -Activities The defense said jtjs interested in infor to?tlCO INTELPRO. -an FB I counterinteiiigence progfam that agency officials say Tfas discontinued in 1971. .. -. .'- The defense contends AIM was targeted by the FBI forTOlNTELPRO action, an allegation FBI Director Clarence Kelley denied Wednesday on the witness- stand in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. - Jurors in the murder- trial were" excised Thursday afternooiwvhilestte"S judge' and attorneys heard testimony -from-a court-appointed social psy--j chpjogist' .wjio,, specializes in jury analysis.. . - - - Dr. Jay Schulman of New York told ' the court that during the deliberation process, jurors are subject iothe'Asch .phenomenon." a situation' of group pressure in which individuals may aban don independent judgments in order to - farmers' to use as cropland-and to pasture cattle, v. ' . . A portion of the land win continue to be used for for crops, Kothenbeutef saidr But since spring, other parts of the area began to' undergo the transformation. - IT tcprt id holes were blasted with the assistance of the Odessa 3 Wildlife unit. About $200 worth jif amonium nitrate was used to create the holes estimated by Kothenbeutel to be about 30 feet wide, 6 feet deep and 80 feet next fear. - , . , . T , T 1 1 , , r for waterfowl," Kothebeutel said: The various types of waterfowl include wood ducks, mallardsandllue-wing teals. " :lastfng meBoteT3fitlrram6fflflitt nitrate, Kothenbeutel explained, was about the least expensive method available. "It's the safest, too," he said. ; The pond holes were filled with water the same day of the blasting"- . Seeds and a" cross hybrid of sudan grass and sorghum, commercially called -'Sudax.ll. were -planted this spring. Kothenbeutel. said the plantings will -provide food for animals and "instant rabbit Cover." the slowdown in May and Juneis expected to help dampen those fears, Forecast inflation rate of 6 The Ford administration forecast an inflation rate pf about 6 this year, high by historical standards but down from the 7 rate in 1975. and far below the .-near record 12.2 increase in 1974. In June, the wholesale price Index stood at 183.1, meaning it cost $183.10 to buy the same goods that sold for $100 in Ihm 1M7 timmm narlml Bohrd ado By JOE KONZ Staff writer . A resolution seeking proper, and in some cases corrective, tax assessment and collecting by Muscatine County for City of Muscatine urban renewal" . properties was adopted Thursday by the Muscatine County board of supervisors. The resolution, introduced by Charles . R. Coulter of Stanley, Lande, CouHerir-Pearcer urban renewal (project one ) -lawyers forthe City bf Muscatine, calls for a tax refund of $6,57i.27 to the city and the cancellation of $10,850.17 in taxes-assessed to one-time urban renewal property owners. ' - Coulter said his resolution was based last defense conform with the majority opinion, r Scliulman sa'id"Qiat during the short time he and the jury were in the courtroom Thursday af ter - observed the existance & "diads" - relationships among the jurors,, He said jurors sometimes sense the. feelings" and opinions, of 'other jurqrs because of their close contact. ... UNITED NATIONS,-N.Y. NAP) -Diplomats predicted today , that the Security Council debate on the Israeli rescue of ".hijacked hostages from "Uganda1 will produce some of the ' angriest confrontations seen at the United Nations since thel973 :Arabr sraeli war. . . . The debata JS to open this afternoon, . and observers expect it tb he lengthy. Most of the 40 black and Arab African nations were reported planning ' td -address the council However, the debate was not expected tT produce any concrete action againstjsrael, Uganda or terrorism. ' African countries were readying a resolution strongly 'condemning Israel iind'de m a ndlng that it compensate - Uganda for all damage done In the raid. U.S. officials. said the United States ifould vto any resolution condemning Israel : - . ' ' ' '- - - ""' ' : ' Israeli Ambassador Chaim Herzog planned to accuse Ugandan President Idi : " Ami n "of coHa bo ra tin g wi th Ihe Palestinian and German hijackers. Israeli officials said he would also argue that saving the lives of the passengers and crew of the Air France jetliner took ies ,c ue ue jj u le Before the" land was developed, . timber was in bad shape. We have a little ITorusb so how: we need some rabbits there." -" .... Another project is Uie planting next year of about 8,000 trees and shrubs in alternate strips with the grass. "An Weal situation is to have (animal) cover, a nesting area and feeding area in a checkerboard fashion." Kothenbeutel explained. "We lust couldn't Oo-thatrso we settled for the strtpsatrangeffiiteForh - "It should improve the cover condition for quail, pheasants, deer, song birdst-and -rabbitswhen 'the plan is im,uuitA . , - .. .The conservation board bought the Jreesjrpm the State Forrest JSursery at: ' Ames, kothenbeutel said ' "It'll take about fiveyears before the -area begins to showvany . drastic-improvement," he continued. "But after that, it should be a real decent wildlife area." '.-"- ' Demonstration plot In addition,- the 11 -acre field east of Ihe park officer's residence on the Und - has been developed into a wildlife demonstration plot for exhibition. and -- Muscatine, Iowa (5276D Established 1840 No. 157 . Wholesale prices are the prices which businesses charge other businesses. Changes in wholesale prices often are a forerunner of eventual changes in the prices consumers pay. .... - Due to farm and food prices . Wholesale prices rose 8.6 durinjf the three months ending in Junercompared ..with a 1.8 decline during the first quarter, of the year. The Labor Department said the turnaround was due primarily tarising farm and food prices. fiDii-im rj-a n US KJ 1U, J11AJ-U p ts tax resolution on a decision rendered in the last six months by the Pottawattamie County District Court." The court said property leased' by the Council Bluffs urban .renewal office to a person wanting to use the land for a. gas station until-the property's demolition had been procured for "essential public and governmental purposes' the urban i .renewal project,; As a result, the property was exempt -from all real estate taxes levied by the cjtyr-eounty, state and "any other political subdivision thereof," the court said. ,-- -. -V.- . " The court said the exemption continued regardless of the temporary rental, situation, The district cpurt witness "Jurors tend to ignore judges' exhortations-iioto discuss the proceedings of the trial-mmong . CwhiilftiBa til U W h e n a s k e d t J u d g e jE d w a r d McManus if the jurors would resist such pressure because they are under oatin to make independent judgments?Schulman - Said,. "I don't think they can." . will be hot priority over respect for Ugandan sovereignty, . - . ' -- 'But African, Asian' rifl- Communist governments were certain to block any ; attempt to censure Amin despite the contempt" in which many of them hold him privately. A-ThtnUff orld delegaterhrirtypici commenKoa the raid, laid; "H was marvelous, the IiraeHs carried It off : with such precision. But the violation of Ugandan territorial air was also terrifying. Think of the Implication! if every country asserted such a right-!' The Americans-and other Western delegations wanted to "broaden, the debate into a condemnation of terrorism riacking.-They will give theinri a full airing. But the Communists and the .JLrabs Jiave' killed all previous resolutions against terrorism,, and un doubtedly they will do stf again.& -U- Nr Secretary. General,. Kurt Waldheim, said in a statement that the hijacking 'underlines the urgency of the' world community finding effective ways of dealing with the increasing pervasive and pernicious practice of international terrorism " ' cou nty attraction by 1 980's , he t educational purposes ,. . :..'",. - . ' JV 'J -'" I the The demonstration area will be- ''' - " 'a1- -I marked off and signs will be erected " f7"''i"MWT!!f identifyfng the various types of trees and : I xrrmV :7:"T- shrubs. "Hopefully we're going to try . ; ( . " 1 ""SCf '-- and show and explain to people about thtr""7 ' I f-t V s area and what we're doing in wildlife I 3.Y ' 7 management." Kothenbeutel said. 1 1 j : V" " ' " jti J - it won't be in a really usable state I I1" - Bkjtnr ' '' 1 ' 'fcCi M for about three years yet," he continued. It-" : irESSSSSIXrfl : Jf "We may also try to use-ft for - i " Vfc"44r -3 short nature trail "just off the campground" will be expanded and im- proved this summer, Kothenbeutel said, uuPItu air-nvi i.h ,u conservation boardt will work with the YCC to extend the trail another mile. She'll-also- work to set up outdoor educationaLprograms, Jor 4-H, boy scouts, school children and possibly others. ' '" ' v ' . To get to the Saulsbury . Bridge Recreation Area, drive or bike out of town on Mulberry Avenue and continue on countv road X-54 an prtpnion of the avenue once pasnheliniitsTTurn west ,left) onto first Wack-top road of X-54 which will take you directly to (he bridge area : July '9. 1976 14 ages 15 cents " ' Over the past year, wholesale prices have-risen 5 4. .Industtial prices were up 6 2 while farm prices rose 5.5 : and processed foods and feeds increased - 12. ,....,:.. - Even thought; wholesale prices increases are adjusted to account for-.regular seasonal variations, food prices v.tend to jump around more readily than industrial prices. As a result, economists look more carefully at industrial prices because they have a longer-lasting impact on the over-all price level. . . ordered the Pottawattamie County assessor to remove the property from assessment rolls for" the three years in ; question, directed the county auditor to remove the property from tax lists and cancelled taxes on the property. The Pottawattamie County board of supervisors has appealed the the district jsourt's decisipn to the Iowa Supreme Court. - tz-t;: In- a similar- way ,- the ?tp Muscatine had acquired 19 properties "within the ''urban renewal project area 7 and now "it is the intent and desire of the City of Muscatine and Muscatine County - to comply with all applicable laws and take all steps necessary to correct action previously taken, to conform to applicable law," Coulter said Thursday - v prepared explanation. . ' - 7" .' The whole problem is whether "urban renewal property temporarily leased is : subject tQ tasationSanderJhe Jowa tax exemption' law, Coulter said. promptly sq the City of Mascatine ma - dispose of urban renewal properties free" and clear of tax liens." . . The resolutioivcalled for the county to : act in two" initial directions regarding the - tax collections! -Aba tr tor nullify W74 taxes on 'seven ptoperties totalingjl0,850,l7 (hat should not have been levied or assessed and also not yet collected. ' " -,- Refund 1973 taxes, oiTseven properties totaling $6,571.27 which were illegally, levied, assessed but already collected. ' - '- These solutions will stand if the sueollaagk 2) '. '"' ' . uMk given life seiitence WATERLOO (AP) - -Convicted murdefer Jerjy Mark was sentenced this --nbfnTng to jif-jn low State fo"r the shooting deaths Of four members of his brother's family last November. . - 1 Black Hawk County District Court Judge Carroll Engelkes rejected Mark's motion for a new trial and release on bond while the case is being appealed to the state Supreme-Court. Mark and his attorney ;Lawrehce Scalise of Des Moines argued that testimony admitted during the trial in Sioux City last month should have been excluded ' "A Yf " 'L ; I UMin: I PL --.Uf !' I -.: I -"Hfwiriat jitmo Wto(1LtBtr. T" 1 '. :CZZ7 " I ft Saulsb ury bridge The old Saulsbury bridge, now closed tQ motor yehicle traff ic,:still provides crossing for pedestrians and a loft for Cedar River fishermen at the Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area In : west-central "Muscatine" Countyi-Plan&IJot an-ixtensiveJ Record corn ease year s joodprices WASHINGTON TAP) - Farmers are -ePe?ted harvest a record corn crop this yearJ -a BJntennjal reaping of natlve American grain so large that it .(X,uld helP aseconsumer grocery prices... through 1977. A senior " Agriculture .Department economist says that if the we.ither con-, tinues good,7the additional grain will have a major impact on retail food prices. But an activist group, the Com munity Nutrition Institute, warned that r,,M mm. ,h,Ki.Cn. predicts, " --1j-'L-' - j r"" 1 "Tti"' i. . .Tbartment kUI aunclt Hr, corn production estimate of the season on July 12. Spurred to all-out production by rising demandj foCgramriarmerr will harvest about 72.4 million acres of corn this year, g more than in 1975 and the largest acreage la -27 years. . Interviews with Officials and farmers in more than a dozen key states which produce 90 of the crop point to a harvestsignificantly larger than year's record 5.8 billion bushelsTZ: last y. The USDA has projected a harvest of ancy By NANCY BRENDLINGER Staff writer - r5;- : --i.',;; -WAPELLO '. Nancy Ortmeyer, surprised at being named "Miss Congeniality," was even more surprised MISS WAPELLO NANCY ORTMEYER to be named 'Miss "Wapello" Thursday night. . .. . ; ""... 'It seems too bad to sjngle out one person. . Everyone deserved to win," said Ortmeyer; perfectly composed only minutes later. "It Was a real honor to get Miss Congeniality, too I'm still in a state o shock. I don't think it has begun-- to sink in yet." ... . .. Ortmeyer wifl no regn oVecthe rest of the Wapello Homecoming weekend and will make public the annual Wapello Pancake Day and other , pageants-in Iowa. She will compete for. the title" bf Miss IowiTin' June of next - year . . SRe will be a junior at Cornell College; Mount Vernon, where she" studies piano" and organ "I hope to teach at the college redevelopment project for about 400 acres at the county recreation site - were detailed recently by Daryl Kothenbeutel, executive officer of the Muscatine County conservations ; " (More pictures on page 51 crop could i - - up to 6.73 billion bushels, but those are bookkeeping figures based on July 2estlmate will be based on field surveys taken around July l. Last year's huge corn harvest has been in important reason why ltTI food prices, have .slowed down. Now, according to -USDA, consumers will see food costs .average t to 5 higher thli year, compared with an 8.5 gain In 197$ and . . x. . - JmP W Per ni in each of the two- "- - ' The reason is this: Corn is the biggest ,Tni, . .,, t, . uiihvu u mi vv. a , itt .a iv. u in 111. giving nutrients for animals which produce the -beef, pork, Iambi eggs, -chicken, turkey,, milk and butter for family tables. When farmers do not have enough corn at reasonable prices to profitably feed -the animals, there-is less food for American tables and grocery costs soar'.: Corn also is in big demand for export to other countries, notably the Soviet UnioHj Japan-and Westerfl Europe.- eyerse level some. day," she said. Jr -- . Her talent presentation was Debussy's. . "Reflections in the Water?' played by , ' "her on the piano. . - -' . ; A daughter of Howard and Jane Ortmeyer, Wapello,-she has tWo older brothers and an older sister. " r ".' 'r va ipontnred hy Smith's Shoe, Store, Wapello. ' Thursday night was not her first try for .the title, but "I didn't win anything"-in"'. "1973, when she competed the f irst time,. - Susan Stephens, 16, Wapello, was named first runner up.Sbe is a daughter : sponsored by the Tomahawk Restaurant, Wapello. J : - '-"i Jill Schmied7 18,- Wapelioilaecond 1 runner Up, was first runner up last year. A daughter of Ed. and Donna Schmied, she isas sponsored by Stella's Smart Shopper Wapello.- -- - : - - "Teresa Wyss,l last-minule contestant, , won the special talent award, with a ' ballet sbloTiyyss77Meg1apblis,. was' originally scheduled to be part, of the pageant's entertainment,. "But after the dress" rehearsal, we encouraged her to enteras a contestanl." said Harriet " Litis, Wyss' dance instructor and soon-' Sor. :-rJr.i2. ." . Ortmeyer was crowned by the retiring Miss Wapello, Mary Moon. Moon was. , one of the top ten contestants itrthe Miss' Iowa pageantithrye8f?" . - "These pageants are a great way for glris to raise money for their education and grow," said Moon in her farewell speech. "We are really lucky to have this - in Wapello and the town should support , its queen as much as it can." ette Clark Miss BufhTigton,, and - -MicheBe Bradley; MiMScoft . Counjy-. were present' to Congratulate Ortmeyer. Other attending royalty ere Troy" Ba.bcock, Wapello,- a'nd Sherry Kimble. , Morning Sun, reigniiig-littieiCmg and '"LitUe Queen" of Wapello. " G c 1. ,-. 4- 2 C35

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