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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 3

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ASKURBANDALE INDUSTRY LURE A group of Urbahdale citizens concerned about spiraling taxes in the suburb questioned the Urbandale City Council at its meeting Tuesday about the city's policies for attracting commerce and industry to the area. Don Bender, of 4112 Seventy- third st., commended the council on its proposed budget for 1970 but said the recent budget adopted by the Urbandale Board of Education would make it difficult to get industry in Urbandale. "We recognize it's hard to attract industry with the school situation," Bender said. '"Bui we want to know what the city's been doing to get industry so there's a broader tax base." Mayor Leon Reinig told the group the city's Department o f Publicity, Development and General Welfare Is working to attract industry. He said the department distributes detailed brochures on sites to potential industrial developers. "We're glad to see people like you who have some interest," Reinig said. "We're planning to ask people to come in and give us some ideas on how to get industry here at one of our future meetings." Bender thanked the council Tuesday for trimming its proposed budget to a "meat and potatoes" level. A public hearing on the budget will be held next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. j Gov Robert D R Tuegd The council cut $5,400 from j reserved judgme nt on "choose its proposed budget by deleting! jr own neighbor » rea! estat e funds for general operating ex- \> }es methods but he said the penses. The budget, if adopted | system shf)uld be stopped i{ it REGISTER PHOTO. .DY .UEfiRY-.BARNE T.T. W.D.M. Youths Salute U.S. Moon Heroes A group of about 20 West Des Moines youths paraded in the vicinity of the 300 block on Eighteenth street in the city Tuesday night to honor the Apollo 11 astronauts. The youths, who ranged iirage from !> months to \'2 years, generally followed a banner, left center, which road: "Amt'Hni Js on the Moon!" According to Mrs. Donald lloelle of 317 Eighteenth st., from whose home the parade originated, "The children .m>i wanted to show their pride in America by honoring the Apollo landing with a small parade." Many of the mothers turned parade marshals to keep them in line. WARY ON HOME SALES METHOD C. of C. Bias On Areas of City Charged By Jon Van G.O.P, CRITICS, WARREN MEET By a Staff Writer IOWA CITY, IA.-State Re-, DM Board Blocks Study To Cut Down Teaching Costs in the form proposed Tuesday, would mean a millage rate of 28.3 (or $28.30 per $1,000 of property valuation) for residents. That figure is a 1.23 mill increase over last year's rate of 27.10 mills. The total proposed budget for 1970 is $2,115,980, as compared to $1,667,701 in the current budget. City officials said most of the increased tax levy results from hiring two new policemen, three street maintenance workers and one sanitation worker. is a device for racial dis- Des Moines Chamber of Corn- crimination. ! merce Tuesday for what he Polk County Supervisor Tom | publican Chairman Jack Warren;cost-saving teaching methods in hitney blasted the Greater of Waterloo met Tuesday night:the • Des Moines schools was _ '. _. . . _ I „ . _ . .. h 1 n r k p H Tnpsnav nv Hirer T, , , , .. L, mo icalled the Chamber's "regional Ray referred to the scheme A , cnr , m , n ^, nn Qnaincf th ° adrt /ou;ans Enlist In Air Force The following lowans have enlisted in the United States Air Force: Ankenv—Randall K. Brandmeyer. Bellevue—Roaer G. Bles. & air\anche-Vlctpr J. Franzen, es Moines-AAIehae L. Wrlom. Donahue-Jay-0.. Wuestinbers. . . Steffens. Nebendahi. used by some real estate firms of inviting residents living hear houses for sale to submit the names of prospective buyers before the general public is told the house is available. The system is the subject. of a complaint filed with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission against the Cedar Rapids real estate firm of Gary Gohmann and Associates. It is charged the firm may be using it as a discriminatory .device. • » .. • Ray refused to comment on the intentions of firms using the plan. "But if • they discriminate, they should' cease and desist," he said. Alvin Hayes, jr., executive director of the commission, said 'conciliatory meetings are being I held with the Gohmann firm. I He added that similar charges [were being considered against other firms using "choose your neighbor" systems. discrimination against the east and south sides of 'Des Moines." Whitney, a Des Moines Democrat, said that he's learned that Chamber em- ployes have been advising newcomers to Des Moines to buy homes on the city's west or northwest side. John Rex, a chamber spokesman, said later that Whitney's charges may be based on misunderstandings. The chamber policy doesn't allow such ad- day night; with Johnson .County Republi- A move to examine possible it. When the outcome became known, Davis switched his vote to an abstention so he could and senior high enrollment will increase. New junior high teachers blocked School Board can Party leaders who have fuse(| to vote on the issue suggested to the party's state xhe proposal, made by board central, committee that Warren j member Mrs. Jack Spevak, Tuesday by three!move to reconsider the matter planned include Brody, 3;-Cal- I members who re- ; when Dr. Caudill i* present. lanon, 2: Franklin. 2; Goodrcll, „., iv,,, 4oc,, Q ._... .._ ....... 2: Hardini!. 4: Kurt/., 2; Mere- resign. Dverwillt-Ronalcf D. Nebenda Elber)on-L«roy C. Forlmann. Fort Dodae— Donald P. Hruska. Goodell-Steven G. Brunei, lndianola-Edw»rd_E. Wllkli Paton-Davld A. Roos. Waterloo-Steven A. Cooper. _ Waukee-Waller .M._Wrlahj._ Viet Girl Leaves Iowa After Medical 'Guinea Pig' Aid By Veryl Sanderson A war-torn, shy and somewhat bewildered South Vietnamese girl left the Des Moines Municipal Airport Tuesday afternoon fqr the next leg of her medical road home. Bui Thi Kha, 18, Is one of two Vietnamese children brought to Iowa last year for medical treatment at University Hospitals in Iowa City under the sponsorship of the Committee of Responsibility, Inc., Iowa branch, a non-profit private organization financed through public donations. Physicians said if she had not been evacuated from Vietnam, she would have lost an arm and leg, if not her life. Shell Hit Home Kha was injured about July 1, 1968, by an artillery shell which hit her home. It is not known if the shell was fired by allied or Communist forces, "She was washed out physically," explained Charles Day, a n Urbandale High School teacher who is volunteer chairman of the Iowa branch of the committee. "It was weeks before the doctors could overcome the infection. There are just no facilities in Vietnam to treat such a wound. There was flesh missing from her arms and legs." Kha entered University Hospitals under state papers, a legal document under which the state of Iowa pays the medical Bui Thl Kba Hit by Artillery Shell much of her time between operations with her foster parents, Prof, and Mrs. Gerhardt Krapf at Iowa City. "Kha was given lessons in sewing, cooking and other household duties," explained Mrs. R. T. Carpenter, Johnson County executive secretary for would have asked school ad.". „. 4 /M. • i ministrators to take a look at Johnson County Cha.rman j Mch thjngs as using , arge class sizes in some high schools. Three board members voted for the study and three abstained from voting! Under board rules, this defeated Mrs. Marion Neely described the hour-long meeting between Warren and the county's executive committee as "mutually agreeable/' Neely said Warren "asked for! Spevak's.motion. the privilege of coming to state j >D O Nothing* his views" about a resolution! " Tnis board is criticized be- Niffencgger said he does not oppose the study but said it "is a matter for the eduga^_ tional leadership to dwell upon." He added, "We shouldn't kid ourselves that with any of these ideas we are going to save money." Schlampp said such things 2: Harding. 4: Kurt/., 2; Meredith. .'): Merrill. I y'Weeks. 4, and Wilson, 1. lliatt will lose "one. : Senior high additions arc East 3'-2; Hoover, I's; Lincoln, 10. and Roosevelt, 2. North will lose two. A number of special educa- teachers and consultants Des Moinei Register PAQ* 3 W»d., July H, IW * _ FEDERAL POST TO CECIL REED Cecil Reed, highest ranking Negro official in the Iowa state government, confirmed reports Tuesday that he is resigning his stale postj to accept a fed-, e r a I regional appointment. R e r (I h a s been a member 0 f the Iowa E m p I n yriicntj Security Commission since 1967. He said he will become, on Aug. 11, a manpower development specialist for a four-state area for the federal Labor Department. The states arc Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. His headquarters will be rfi Kansas City, "MO. ' Reed's now salary will be •"approximately $18.000- -*-• year," he said. His stat,e pay now is $11,500 annually. He is a former Republican state representative from Cedar Rapids. He was appointed to the Em- 1 ploymeiil Security Commission by former Gov. Harold Hughes. The other two members of the Security Commission arc Wayne Jansscn of llubbard, a Democrat, and George Lundberg, Clive Republican. Gov. Robert Ray will have to appoint a successor to Reed soon. The Ray appointment will be subject to confirmation by Mic Iowa Senate early in 1970. Whoever is appointed and confirmed will serve the rest of Reed's six-year term which expires in 1971 Heed. 55, was a Cedar Rapids floor-sanding contractor when he won election to the Iowa House in the 1966 election. He and his family have lived at 912 Thirty-eighth st., in Des Moines. since his appointment to the State Employment Security Commission. That commission has charge TURNER WARNS i i mi uv/u.« ••• -....; -- nayuun ociiy. mi: iu»;o.-i tni_ 4t H iAftkt t\ • •••>• which the county's central com-jcause when people come down wortny of investigation,' 1 but. he ||L 'PlIM PAMf f mittee sent last week fo thejhere (to ask for cost savings) | said there pro bably would be. a Ul UUIl UnlflL are being studied by the school also arc included in the budget. ° f unemployment insurance administration every day. lie P«id to eligible lowans out of said a number of the sugges- TIIDMCD UfADMO J obs tnrou B h no fault of thcir tions already have been tried. I llnllLn 11 H nlltl '; own. The commission also oper- Haydon sa'id the ideas "are ates the Iowa ment Service. State Employ- S state central committee. vice, Rex said. Asked Advice Whitney said that some fami- "asks the central committee to lies had called the Chamber to ask. ( information about where homes are available in Des Moine/ and were told to buy on the west side. "I think that's one of the most disastrous and despicable things I've ever heard of," Whitney commented at the supervisor's- regular board meeting. "I think the Chamber of Commerce owes an explanation to everyone in the community — I'm really hot about this." Rex, contacted later, said that persons seeking realty advice from the Chamber are referred to the Des Moines Board of Realtors. "We get many people in every month asking for this type of information. If they press for specific realtors, we'll suggest three or four who are Chamber members. City Expansion j we listen, thank them for com-... ne g ativc response" from teach- The resolution Neely said i' n ? and then don l do anv ~ er organizations. He suggested Ally. Gen. Richard Turner ' ' ' thing," Mrs. Spevak said. i lna t t ne sc hool administrators Tuesday warned lowans to be"Now we have an opportunity ; loo |< at M PS . Spevak's ideas-ware of a confidence review whether he (Mr. Warren) j to acknow i e d g e them." can perform effectively" and suggests that the party consider hiring a full-time, paid state party director. ' Neely said the resolution is "nothing personal against Mr. Warren." Warren is a Waterloo trucking company official and has been under heavy fire because his firm's trucks have been apprehended numerous times violating state laws dealing with vehicles of excess size. The board was criticized two weeks ago during its 1969-70 budget hearing by members of the Polk-Des Moines Taxpayers Association. Members of the association asked why the board intended to increase its teaching staff at without a committee. Mrs. Spevak replied, "The citizens of this community w h i c h , elderly. game Find "GirFsBody In Mississippi ,, , L ' Kv a Staff Writer usually involves the RO CK"ISLAND, ILL. - The ,„, body of Judy Marie Stone. 18, of wlK ... a „ „ ...., I he sememe centers around • Frc £ n0i talif., was pulled from have reached the point where : a _^' uf ™ m _, a , ^ rso 'l^° ™£™'_ j the Mississippi River near the we must respond to them. We must justify our costs." sents himself as a bank officer Rock Island Arsenal Tuesday and who asks the targeted vie-1 tim to withdraw a large sum of! Tnc g, wno was visiting rel- Most of the criticism at the money from his account and i a (jves in Moline 111 is believed • • . . i • • •• board's weeks ago budget hearing two ;turn it over to him as "evi- j to nave f a i| en Qr jumped off the o centered on plans to dence" against, a nonexistent i Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge ..... i hire some 138 new employes, 'embezzler among the ja time when enrollment jnduding 86 lcacncrSi even employes, Tuner said. If the scheme is successful, Turner said, the victim turns the money over to the con taxpayers association cllnln §-. , , 'though there will be some 231) The board was also asked to, fewe[ , i]s jn schoo , thjs fa!| explore ways to increase the; than ]asl fal , productivity of each teacher in order to save monev. e man and he vanishes with the Neely said Warren's position! Mrs. Spevak asked Tuesday j suggested the number of new <iii..o».o». n »u« n_j „« «.T-ui 4 u_ 4 . ,.„ :..„„ «f .„„„!,„..<. employes be cut in half. cash. the kind of problems that can arise with Mr. Warren or anyone else" serving in a part-time capacity. He said a full-time party chief would not be subject to "the possibility of conflicts." The county unit's suggestion is to be considered by the state central committee at its Aug. 1 that a committee of teachers | em P loye ! : and administrators be. set up to cost-sav- bank's : Sunday afternoon. Two witnesses told Moline police Sunday they saw a girl climb the bridge railing and plunge into the river. . The body was discovered by Richard Brown, a power plant "We do answer specific ques- meeting, Neely said. tions such as where the most homes are available and where Jhe town is expanding," Rex said. "This may have been the source of misunderstanding. "If a person says he's going t6 work—in Urbandale, say—we wouldn't advise that he buy a home in southeast Des Moines. "We apologize for any imp r e s s i o n that we're telling people where to buy h o m e s — t h a t just isn't our Two lowans Die in Vietnam Two army men from rural! Chariton and Sioux Center were listed by the Defense Department Tuesday as the laf.est ing methods. Among the items to study, she said, would be: Possibly using classes as large as 120 or 140 stu'dents for certain high school classes, and using teachers freed for elementary students. Possibly switching from six to seven class periods a day. Extending the school year. Making full use of the school system's two air-conditioned buildings during the summer. •"'• "«•" July 23, l*«* job;" Whitney contended that the Chamber activities indicate the group "has a cash register where a heart should be." POLlTlTSAVE, BUY BULK GAS lowans to die in Vietnam combat. n . . . , , . They were Spec. 4 Dennis W.I Mrs. Spevak also requested a ; ccts Bingham, the son of Mr. andilegal opinion on whether per-t There also are 15 new de- Mrs. Often the phony bajik officer i operator on Arsenal Island. The An estimated $1 million of will.offcr to send a taxi to take body was identified by the girl's the $4.2 million school budget the victim to his bank to make \ uncle, Milton A. Powell of Mo- increase is due to new em- ; the withdrawal, he added. Mine. ployes. Turner warned persons ap- The biggest single group of preached in such a manner to • i new teachers is budgeted for contact local police immediate- ' the elementary schools. This in- ly and to get in touch with the eludes some; 16 "new" teachers.Consumer Protection Division m-Locust'st" " D«"Moines. i». who already are on the pay-' of the attorney general's office. roll. Federal Program They were hired two years ago for a federally-funded program to reduce class si/e in certain disadvantaged neighborhoods. The teachers are listed i as new employes i salaries this .year will be paid | with local tax money with fetl- ! eral funds going to other proj- Vote Bond In Pleasantville (The Register's lb//a News Service) PLEASANTVILLE, IA. - A REGISTER SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in Iht Des Moines city area, iOc a week. By mall or carrier in other Iowa townsi where either Register or Tribune carrier service is •vallable. Me a weeK - 126.00 a year. By daily motor route outside Cily of Des Moines, or by mall where motor route service is maintained, 55c a week. By mail on R.F.D. routes In Iowa and low* towns where neither Register nor Tribune carrier service is available, S20.IO a year — $1.71 • month, or 40c week when paid In connection with JI .3 H1 U IIOIV-A* - __ r.nn 1_ 1 • if' H'i^rv »»nvii f«'U U- _.._.. , ., ; $(0,000 bond ISSUe tO finance a Sunday rural delivery ««rvic». By mail because their, . . , , .. .. outside ol Iowa, »3I.20 • year — «c new municipal building was ap-, a wee*. i m i u m i : Sur "iey Register by carrier er motor proved Tuesdav bv Pleasant-' route, v< a copy. By man in tow« and 1 .,, , " adioinina counties in Minnesota and Vllle VOterS. Missouri, 30c a copy — JI5.W a year. ,, , ,,, , T /. . , ' By mail outside ct Iowa. 45c a) copy — City Clerk Lester Graves said 1*23.40 a.ytir. *^ • "*' i . ,n m i • i . Second class postage paid) »t D*s the vote tally Tuesday night ;Mpin.M, lowa. diately available. Paint Explodes; the lowa committee. "But there is a strong effort not to Americanize the children. There's a firm agreement bill. Day said the average cost j between the U.S. government is $10,000 a year per child ; — J * u - °— 1U ""' , Day explained that the faculty of University Hospitals experiments with new techniques on the type of injuries suffered by the children. "In effect, they're human guinea pigs," he said. Since her arrival, she has undergone three operations and and the South Vietnamese government that the children will be returned." Following the California operation, Kha will be flown back Franken ly J. Franken of Sioux Center. ' visi ° n - , . ., , , i e , r s °™ Iree "P'™ B "" K , proposed building will Details on the deaths of the She asked that a report be {during the day. The board last , hfi , jce and ' firc two lowans were not imme . made to the board on the study, year agreed to gradually hire men , s by next January. new teachers for this pur- Voting in support of her mo- i pose. f j lion were board yice-president •• Tentative plans are for the 15 the Rev. Robert Keck and Ar-; to be assigned to various 1 ( /? 'IT/ii*^ thur Davis. There were no op- i schools, both in disadvantaged '>'*»» \ "" i posing votes-. - , neighborhoods and others. 1 \ 6-year-old Des • Moines girl ! Abstaining were Ora Niffe-! There are a total of six new ;was fisted in fair condition Incgger, Merle Schlampp and;teachers planned for Greeni Tuesday at Des Moines General ! John Haydon. Board president; wood, Hubbell, Lucas, Madison Polk County Supervisors de-1 H(is p ital after she su ff ere di Dr - George Caudill was ab- and Studebaker schools, schools \ ,. • u ,, buyin § burns on her face, arms, and; sent. at which enrollment is grow- county gasoline in bulk and chest wnen a paint can ex . No Majority ing. save an estimated $15,000 ai p | oded at ner nome about 4: i 5 under board rules, the mo-. Despite an overall expected vear - p.m. tion failed because a majority; enrollment drop here, school . liability or resale custody or Jated pr*M. ~Th« . .__. .. entitled exclusively to the use or reproduction of all local news printed in this newspaper, as well as (AP.) news dispatches. Rights and reproduction of all other matter published in this newspaper are also reserved. DULUTH Wi ham Fortune, director of FoU said the irl Roxanna | 0 f those present did not favor i county highways told super- Lewi d hler 0 * f Mrs Leota visors that based on 1968 fig-! ^^ of 1228 E . Twenty-eighth i the county purchasedj st nad been piling near at gallons of gasoline at burning trash can which con-! about 36 cents a gallon . from tained tne can of aint service stations. ' officials estimate junior high to have physical therapy. She now goes California where she will ic surgery on her which still is missing flesh from the elbow to her shoulder. She still limps on her left log under which was severely damaged by the shell. Foster Parents to Saigon and to her family, two sisters. Both parents have been i if the county had bought |/ n '^»*f*'x«/»f WDM killed in the war. The sisters -hfasoline at the bulk rate that ; V tin I rat. I FT eiSe/rit live with a tribe which farms j the city of Des Moines gets, near Saigon. Storm Sewer the cost would have been 11.5 The other Vietnamese child cents a gallon less. Tne West Des Moines City in lowa, a boy named 0 (pro-; Savings to the county for the council has awarded a $10,402 ER), is still under- first year. Fortune said, would, con tract for construction of a bone transplants at Um- be about $11,000 because of the storm sewer to serve t h e 19th versity Hospitals. ; cost of buying large storage: stre et area to the Gjellefeld tanks and pumps - about : Constructors, Inc., of Forest $4,000. city. "Don't waste any more timej The council has also appointed FURNITURE APPLIANCES S t JOth und Muu. y S050 2nd Avenue 8800 Hickmun Road They were the first children committee's program Mrs. Carpenter said tha,t efforts are underway to obtain After she had regained her other Vietnamese children for strength and was well enough treatment in Iowa under the to leave the hospital, Kha spent i program. even telling us about it," Su-i Richard Tompkins, 1917 Vine pervisor Tom Whitney remark-1st., to the city's water board, ed to Fortune. "Get out and j Tompkins replaces Stan Lipsey buy some tanks and we'll take who resigned from the position bids on bulk gasoline." last month. Gentle terms to suit every budget Open Evenings 'Til 9, Sundays 12-6 COME NORTH AND RELAX \ DULUTH VISITORS BUREAU 223 MED. ARTS BLDG. DULUTH, MINN. 55802

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