Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 1, 1974 · Page 15
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Increase in Donations of Bodies to Iowa Medical, Osteopathic Schools By Maria C.Misol (Drake University Journalism Student) DES MOINES - Body donations to Iowa medical and psteopathic schools have increased in recent months. Ten requests for body-donation forms were received in March at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgerv (COMS) here, said Mrs. Linda Duncan, medical executive secretary to the Anatomy Department. That figure follows a high of nine or 10 a week in the last three months, compared to one a s week before that, Change of Venue Asked by Meggison A ruling is expected within the next several days from District Court Judge James C. Smith, Carroll, on a motion by .attorneys for Loren E. Meggison, 34, Urbandale. who is charged with assault with intent to commit murder, to move the site of the trial from Carroll. Attorneys Russell S. Wunschel. Carroll, and Lawrence Scalise, Des Moines, Monday renewed their claim that prejudicial pretrial publicity in the case prevents Meggison from receiving a fair trial in Carroll County. Wunschel and Scalise argued for the change of venue Monday in District Court here before Judge Smith. Meggison. president of Meggison Ral Estate. Inc., of Des Moines. is charged in connection with a shooting incident Nov. 10 outside the Red Carpet Lounge here. In that incident. James R. Coppock. 32. Council Bluffs was wounded. Meggison pleaded innocent to the charges in arraignment proceedings here Jan. 29. Attorneys for Meggison have filed affidavits from residents in Carroll. Calhoun. Greene and Sac Counties stating that Meggison could not receive a fair and impartial trial in those counties. Wunschel told the court that a "thorough examination" was conducted after Meggison was charged and said "it looks like there is local animosity" and animosity in some other counties. He claimed this was either due to publicity or byword of mouth. He concluded that Meggison could not receive a fair trial in Carroll County or surrounding counties. according to Mrs. Duncan. Clarence G. Strub, coordinator for the Deeded Body Program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine (SU1) in Iowa City, reported that they have already fulfilled their body needs for the academic year 1974-75. However, Strub said he doesn't want to discourage body donations. He said that continuous demand from the public and legislators for more health practitioners will increase the need for anatomical subjects. Bodies can be donated by filling out the legal forms (deeds) provided by the anatomy departments at COMS and SUI. The donor's FUNNY BUSINESS Joe Beck, an area prosecutor with the Attorney General's office, claimed there is no proof Meggison could not receive a fair trial here. He also pointed out that neither Meggison nor Coppock are residents of Carroll County. However. Scalise pointed out to the court that in January Beck said if the defense thought it could not get a fair trial here because of publicity it could ask for a change of venue. Beck urged the court to set a trial date for the matter in the near future "so we can get this thing out of the Way/' But Judge Smith said after the hearing that a trial date will depend on how he rules on the motion for the change of venue. Critical of Bond Issue Law CEDAR RAPIDS. Iowa (AP)—Cedar Rapids school officials were critical of Iowa's law requiring 60 per cent approval in bond issues after a $7.8 million school bond issue was narrowly defeated. signature and that of two witnesses are required. Also, the donor must be 18 years old. A copy of the deed should be sent to the school which is to receive the body and one should be kept with one's identification at all times. It is not recommended that a copy be kept with the will since wills are probated some time after death, usually a few days afterwards. SUI needs at least 150 bodies annually to maintain its present ratio of one body for every four students. Mrs. Duncan said that COMS needs about 15 or 20 bodies a year. Both COMS and SUI have facilities to store the bodies Winners Named in Speech Event The Kuemper intramural speech contest finals were held Monday night, with three places being awarded in each class. Winners in the freshman class were Jean Gronstal, first, Julie Riesberg. second, and Tammy Sapp, third. Their topic was on a memorable fictional character. Sophomores gave biographies for their speeches. Winners were Maureen Nurse, first. Joyce Harman. second, and Diane Casey, third. J uniors discussed current events, and Ca'thy Ludwig placed first, Patti Riesenberg. second, and John Schreck. third. In the open category for seniors Roxanne Green won first. Nora O'Leary. second, and Kim Heithoff. third. Terrance Sexton, English teacher at Kuemper High School, was in charge of the 13th annual speech contest. The contest began in English classes and was open to all students. After narrowing contestants down to 10 semi-finalists. 12 persons from around the community did the final judging. The judges were Mary Jo 'Vonnahme, Mrs. David Collison. Myron Johnson. Mrs. Robert Blincow. Robert Mosher. Mrs. George Wieland. Cecil Siemann. Mrs. Fred Dolezal. Pat Deacon. Mrs. Darrell Weems. Darwin Bunger and Bob Langenfeld. until needed. The bodies arc embalmed and may be used anytime in a year's period. SUI has its own embalming facilities. Therefore, bodies donated do not require any preparation before being sent there. Autopsied bodies are still usuable at SUI, said Strub, as are those of accident victims. SUI will not pay for transportation charges for the body. COMS will pay transportation and the expense incurred in the first stage of embalming, for which they lack facilities. For this reason, Mrs. Duncan advises donors to send a copy of the deed to their funeral directors with BRENNY S MARKET WEST 3rd STREET - PRICES GOOD THRU TUESDAY, MAY 7 GRADE 'A' WHOLE Fryers Wilson Smoked Polish Sausage lean Meaty Pork Steak Wilson Smoked Picnics Homemade C.S. Link Sausage ib. BOSTON BUTT PORK Roast $2.49 u>. $1.79 $1.79 Potatoes ROBIN HOOD FLOUR 25 Ibs. Without Coupon $4.99 Good only at Brenny's Market thru May 7 1 coupon per family. 3 INSTANT SANKA COFFEE 8-oz Without Coupon $2.49 Good only at Bronny's Market thru May 7 1 coupon par family. Fresh Ground Beef..3-ibs. U.S.D.A Choice Cook-out Steak... Sliced "7OC Large Bologna u>. / V Country Style f\f^ + Pork Ribs ib 89* Shurfresh Potato Chips io-oz. Washington Red ^^ _ Delicious Apples u>. 25 California _ Celery i g . stalk I Food King 3-lbs. £ _ Shortening*^ I . Western Dressing. .i6-oz. Food King Paper « f^j, Plates 100 ct 59* Joy Liquid - ^ Soap 22-oi. *rV^ Reg. Only _ Kool Aid Pk 9 5* Shurfresh Soft M*^.± Oleo ib 49< Kellogg Rice Krispies... i3-oz. VEEBO ICE CREAM BARS POPSICLES or FUDGESICLES Times Herald, Carroll, la. m -* Wednesday, May 1, 1974 I / lt*l«flll*t*Mllltlll*fll*fl*lllt!lllftlltffl*ttltlll instructions on how to prepare the body. COMS won't accept autopsied bodies. Who donates bodies to science? A cross-section of the general population, said Strub, indicating that SUI receives donations from "Catholic nuns, doctors, farmers, teachers, lawyers...." SUI donors are mostly white, middle-age persons, men and women in about equal numbers. Recently, more persons in their 20s and 30s are deeding their bodies to Awards Given to Cub Scouts Cub Scout Pack 113 of the Carroll public school presented awards to several boys and leaders at their meeting"Monciav merit. In the Webelos den, Corbin Hass received showman and naturalist badges, Chris Wilkens. citizenship and showman, and Richard Bauer, showman. One year pins were given to Jim Smith. Drew Beeber, Scott Grouse and Todd Grouse in Den 1. In Den 2. Bobcat badges were presented to Jeff Beidler, David Donnelly and Tom Harnack. Steve Welch. Mike Nieland and Derien Dunn of Den 3 received one year pins. Leaders earning one year service star pins were Mrs. Julius Nieland Jr., Mrs. Kenneth Grouse and Reese Abbe. The flag ceremony was conducted by Mrs. Nieland's Den 2. A skit on the sale of exotic fish was presented by Den 1, under the direction of Mrs. Grouse. It was announced that the Scout-a-Rama will be held in Glidden on May 5 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. All are invited, and the $1 donation tickets can be obtained from any Cub or Boy Scout. Exhibits and booths from clubs all over the county will be on display then. The next meeting for pack 113 will be on May 28. the university, said Strub. Also, SUI has received deeds for entire families. COMS doesn't keep records of donors' sociological history. Kdward Adickes. assistant to the associate dean, said that most of them are white and equally divided hy sex. Both institutions cremate the used bodies at the end of each academic year. The cremains (cremated remains) are then sent to the immediate relatives only if they so desire and at their expense. Unclaimed cremains are buried on plots the schools maintain in local cemeteries. At the time of the burial and at the schools' expense. Housewariiiiiig Honors Ealoiis WALL LAKK — Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Eaton were honored last Friday evening at a housewarming in their home. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Roth, Mr. and Mrs. Don Roth. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Roth. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Roth, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roth, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schmidt. Mr. and Mrs. George Cowlham. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Langbein, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Fertig and Melvin Pfannkuch. Ten point pitch was played by the group. A purse of money was presented to the honored interfaith services are conducted. SUI routinely invites relatives to attend. Last year's services were attended by some 300 persons, said Strub. COMS will notify only those who express interest to attend and advise the school of their intentions The donation of bodies to science is regulated by the Uniform Anatomical Gift Law passed in Iowa and all other states in 1967. Persons interested in donating their bodies or in obtaining further information may write to Mrs. Linda Duncan. Department of Anatomy. College of couple and lunch brought by the guests was served. Mrs. Rosetta Mauer is scheduled to enter St. Lukes hospital in Sioux City on May 1 and have surgery on her elbow the next day. Mrs. Robert Beisch, Mrs. Norbert Snyder, Mrs. Jerry Reidell and Mable Wunschel attended the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women's convention at Fort Dodge on April 26th. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Gerdes were Sunday dinner guests in the Ray Preston home at Missouri Valley. Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, 3200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50312, or Clarence G. Strub, Department of Anatomy, SUI College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. (Distributed by the Iowa Daily Press Mrs. Reiling Is Club Hostess AUBURN — Mrs. Catherine Reiling was hostess to the members of the G.N. Club at her home Tuesday afternoon. Pinochle was played at two tables with Florence Reiling, Mrs. Ann Schulte, Mrs. Paul Kelly, Mrs. Christena Hunziker and Paul Kelly receiving prizes. Mrs. Schulte will be the next hostess. Mr. and Mrs. John Yepsen of Sioux City and Mrs. Martin Koppelman of Lawton were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Oestriech. Mrs. Ai Walrod and Mrs. C. E. Brown were Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Walrod and daughter at Sioux City. Mrs. Mable Sebrieg and Gaylene were Sunday guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mohr and Sally at Varina. 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