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

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Saturday, July 26, 1969
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Minnesota Fights End of Rail Service By .lames Flansburg The two passenger trains that are called the Rock island Lines' Plainsman route made whai may have been their last runs Friday, although not if the Slate of Minnesota has its way. Minnesota's Public Service Commission made a last-ditch effort in federal district court at Minneapolis to force the railroad to continue operating the line, which runs between Kansas City and Minneapolis and was the last north-south rail passenger service in Iowa. The state's suit asked the court to order the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to investigate the discontinuance, and it asked for a temporary restraining order to make the Rock Island continue running the trains until after the investigation. Such an order, however, has to come from a three- judge pane!, and Norton Had- Icy, lawyer for the Public Service Commission, said court officers were unable to t convene a panel Friday. , "The panel probably will rule j Monday," said P. K. Peterson,' commission vice- chairman, j "but the Rock Island indicated i they will stop the trains on Sat- j urday and Sunday, anyway, so i it might not make much differ-' ence." f The Rock "Island had asked last month for permission to drop the train, which makes stops in Iowa at Manly, Mason City, Iowa Falls, Des Moines, Chariton and Allerton. On July 14, the ICC approved the request to drop the train, after deciding not to investigate the matter. lowans Enlist In Air Force lowans who have enlisted in the United States Air Force are: Alqona-James J. Hickev Ames—Richard T. Gocttsch. Des Moines Register Sat., July 26, REGISTER PHOTO BY JACK BRINTON A Last Look at The Plainsman'? Railroad buff Dick Tinder of Indianola photographed the locomotive of Rock Island Lines' passenger train, The Plainsman, right, as the last northbound passenger train to serve Iowa made what may have been its final scheduled stop in Des Moines Friday afternoon. The Plainsman, which ran between Kansas City, Mo., and Minneapolis, Minn., pulled into the station alongside Rock Island's train No. K), now the sole remaining passenger train serving Des Moines. No. 1<> connects Chicago and Omaha, Neb. The railroad has discontinued The Plainsman trains as an economy move. The'state of Minnesota has asked a federal court panel to order the Interstate Commerce Commission to investigate the discontinuance of the train, but a hearing on the request will not be held until next week. REUNION OF 'OEADEYES' About 400 World War II veterans and their families are meeting at Hotel Fort Des Moines this weekend for the annual reunion of the %th Infant f y Division Association, whose members dub themselves the "Deadcyes." The men of the 96th, which got its nickname because of the troops' sharp shooting during the invasions of Leytc and Okinawa, now have one of the most active veterans associ' ations of its kind, according to its president, Idcn Johnson of Cedar Falls. Col. Robert R. Glenn of Plymouth, Mich., told why the "Deadcyes" have been keeping in touch so well so long. "A Football Team" "We all started out 'green,' the whole group of us. And we had all kinds — the eager from jSt. Louis, the midwest farm ;boy, the Arkansas kid, a char- lacter from the Chicago under; world ... j "All of us thrown in together. iWe trained together, we spent two years, from '42-'44, in the U.S. We were in combat together. By the time we got over there, we were like a football team, everybody working together." p< " t3 Closed-Circuit TV System Traps Woman at Bank n Bankers Trust Co. Teller Watches Television Monitor By Michael Sorkin A closed-circuit TV system and two alert bank tellers combined to trap a woman who police said tried to pass a $450 forged They still get- together every , cncck Fri(la y- Gibson (Women In "the Air Force),"6" M, Patterson. Dubuaue-Stephen J. Selchert. Fort Dodoe—Steven R. Barsar and John T. .Nlefiplls. Griswbld-Phlllo 0. Dean. Marcus—John f. Carev. Marshalltown-James R. Harland. Mason Cltv-Doualas M. Bram Bradford C. ,M*lbV.. .,..,. Nashua-folchael A. Lindner. Oelweln-Dav d D. Crawford. St. Charles—Joan F. Bence (Women In ram and son-'fkul T. Tlnderholt. -Roaer S. Engebretson... Thompson- Thornton—Roger S. Enseb. . Wllllamsburs—Jerome p. Fawcett. the Air Fi Thoml Thornl Wllllamsoura—Jerome y. r«w«u. lowans who enlisted in the United States Air Force and were sent, to Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex., are: Davenoort—Steven P. Hook. Traer-Stuart L. Whanne . . lowans who enlisted in the United States Air Force under the Prior Service Program are: 1 HopXInton—S. Sat. Dennis D. Joslvn assigned to enter Air Force Base, Colo. Sheffield—S. Sgt. Gene E. Deshler assigned to Altus Air Force Base. OK la. WOMAN HIT BY CAR IS CRITICAL A Des Moines woman was listed in very critical condition at Mercy Hospital after being) struck by a car in the 100 block j of S.W. Eleventh st. late Friday' afternoon. j Mrs. Jettie Reynolds, 41. of 2825 S.W. Fourteenth st., was attempting to cross the street in order to get to her parked car shortly after 5 p.m., police said. Patrolman Mark Boyd said a car driven by Harry Mobley, 35, Guthrie Center, was traveling north on S.W. Eleventh st., when it passed in front of an oncoming train and seconds later struck Mrs. Reynolds. Boyd said Mrs. Reynolds was leaving -work at the Paxton Lumber Co,, 205 S.W. Eleventh st., where both she and Mobley are employed, when the accident occurred. Mrs. Reynolds was taken first to Broadlawns Polk County Hospital and then was transferred to Mercy Hospital. Authorities said she suf- CHARGE 2 IN $5,000 THEFT Two Des Moines men were charged with larceny Friday i ! morning following a break-in j netting $5,000 worth of mer-, R t. Rev. Msgr. chandise at a storage shed at;George, pastor of fcred multiple fractures of the pelvis and head injuries. Mobley was treated for shock at Mercy Hospital. . The accident is under investigation. J3l^. Iowa Hero's Son Injured in Viet (The Reg.s'er's Iowa News Service) RED OAK, IA. — The son of 6215 Fleur drive, owned by Eastern Orthodox Church, -Fri C.R. Pastor Apologizes in TV Fracas By a Staff Writer CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. - The voir "to be haoPv to rcmi-' P()lice sai(l lh -°>' arrested Vio- an npparcntly became sus- nte, not be Srse ul Tut let Stevens. 22, of 1103 Univc, p i c i o u s . and attempted to nn« t " n.mrrfinr, to John- '.sity avc., about 3:30 p.m. at the leave, but was detained by a Sixth the past, son. One of the people they like;Bankers Trust Co., Sixth ave secun most to reminisce about is the i and Locust st. She was charged rived. security guard until police ar- latc Gen. Claudius M. Easlcy" with uttering a forged in- division commander who was strumenl and carrying a concealed weapon. Alexander St. John's j killed in Okinawa. , His widow. Mrs. Inez Eas- i Icy of Washington, D.C., is at | the convention and wears a j ribbon designating her "First ! Lady" of the organization. "We called Easley 'Speck' i behind his back. He was kind ! account A ten-inch butcher knife was confiscated from her purse while she was being booked at the police station, authorities said. Charge 5 Men In tire Theft Police have filed larceny c li a r g e s against five DCS Moines men in connection with •i theft Friday afternoon at the The check was written on the ( ; lllf oi) Co sorv icc station, 131 S.W. Sixty-third st. of the Jones Adjust- that their son, 2nd Lt. Robert! a garden tractor, lawnmower, R. Moore, jr., 23, is being re-j tools, and a roll of carpeting, turned to the United States aft-' police said. re- er he was wounded July 13 by' Police said all shell fragments from a booby stolen had been recovered f . cept the garden tractor, trap explosion. ; j^ and King were Lieutenant Moore's parents, leaset j a f{ er posting bonds of were told that he suffered j $2,000. Their court date was set wounds in the chest, both .arms,as Aug. 11. and face and a broken leftj leg. I Moore's father, the city clerk here, was awarded the "Silver Star during World War II for leading his battalion out of a German trap and back to its own lines in Tunisia. KCHG-TV, said Gordon R'^-, holding tncir rifle s right," Mitch-jsociation, Seventh and High iman, the cameraman, went to: ell saicj " Tnen nc ' d show us streets. ' ithe county attorney's office to !the Eas!ey method - more like ifile an assault and battery; a h unte r than the army way." 3-Month Stay HARD TO SWALLOW RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AP) — Brazilians armed with slingshots are fighting off an invasion of swallows in a small town in the northeast state of Ceara, but so far they only have broken a lot of windows. ! complaint against the clergy- iman. Lasko said it was decided to drop the charge after the public apology. In the brief apology, issued through his attorney, Monsignor George said: "I wish to publicly apologize to Mr. Gordon Ritzman for the unfortunate incident when I lost L. Smith, 22. of 2212'i Forest avc., and Larry 'I'Yecl, 23, of Old Dodge 1199 Mason st. The woman wanted to deposit The service station reported the $450 check, and then draw a tire had been stolen about 4 ,, $350 on the account, "one of the'p.m. Friday, police said. All That's how the Deadeyes ; oldest dodgcs use d," explained five men were released, through gottheir name. One of the mcn iR bert stcrling president of the pre-trial release program : ,1 il. _ fl£tL-t *J..MiBif> I If • tVit*nn *-* * * * .... said the 96th during its three- Bankcr - s Trusl c ' 0 . month stay on Okinawa k.lled j hy Magh "an average ot 500 Japanese * day." " uiuu uindie iiiwueiii wuiai i »»,., wh h my temper, and I sincerely re-j^,; anri Mt 11S gret this incident. ' The incident occurred outside In those ships pulled away and left us there, it was just us and the Japanese." Full Co-operation Offer by Regent PROBE- Continued from Page One field," said Messerly. "We'll just plow around it." "Stand for America" At a previous meeting, in defending the "social adaptability" phrase, Messerly said he thought universities should know "whether a man is willing to stand up for America and the American way of life." The subcommittee met Friday with Paul Porter, director of research on the Board of Regents staff, and State Comptroller Marvin Seldon, to begin the routine work leading to a finanr cial analysis of the universities. While the subcommittee occupied one end of a conference table, the other end was occupied by five Iowa State University students. They are part of a group of students who claim, with tongue slightly in cheek, that they are investigating the social adaptability of the Iowa Legislature. Tom Higgins of Ames said the group does not object to the financial aspects of the subcommittee's probe but is concerned that it will "get out of bounds" and turn into a McCarthy-style investigation, referring to the controversial probe by U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy during the 1950s. After the meeting, Senator Messerly introduced himself to the students. "I'm real pleased you're taking this interest in state government," he said. Messerly has been the target of much student criticism. Not an Investigation Messerly and other subcommittee members stressed that they are conducting a^ "study, not an "investigation." the courtroom where Joseph! .T 0 ** l j e ^f" 8 * George Abodeely, 38, a member j vision, which left 1,600 and choir director of St. John's, was sentenced to five years in prison on an abortion charge. Ritzman claimed that while he was taking film of Abodeely, Monsignor George grabbed Ritzman around the REGISTER PHOTO BY WILLIAM KESLER Confer During Study of Iowa Universities State Senator Joseph Flatt (Rep., Winterset), left, conferred with state legislative Fiscal Director Gerry Rankin Friday afternoon as Flatt's legislative subcommittee making a study of state universities assembled at the Iowa Statehouse. bers buried on Okinawa, will hold a memorial service in the Grand Ballroom. They'll be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Jack Bredfeldt of Dexter, j the check, and the woman left Minn., a veteran of the 96th Di-'the bank, taking the check with her. Authorities called DCS warn them vision. ! Renewal Voted In Charles City By a Staff Writer neck, threw him to the floor, tried to kick him and later chased him down a flight of stairs. In the melee a $300 television i lighting apparatus went over a c „ A R L E s CITYi 1A . _ Charles City residents Friday time at Bankers Trust Co. Offi- Lasko said estimates on the : approved a controversial urban dals there said J^"™™ ^ the c i I y ' s tornado-scarred TV sys t e m alerted a woman downtown district. teller that, the check was not to ' The vote was 2,103 to 883 in be honored. and arc scheduled lo appear in a tcller at court Aug. 11. County Federal, became suspicious of the check, and to verify it, police 5 u ;i ms fa ReSCUe (Trie Register's Iowa News Service) DUBUQUE, IA. — Jim Gabriel, 12. son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gabriel of Dubuque, is credited with saving the life of 5-year-olcl Matthew Callan, son of' Mr. and Mrs. Gene Callan of Dubuque, Thursday at Roosevelt Park, six miles southwest of here. The Callan boy had slipped and fallen into deep water. The Gabriel youth swam to his rescue and brought him to the bank. [to ask i said. i A secretary at the Joncs company told the tcllcr that the proprietor, Dean Joncs, had just returned from a vacation, and could not possibly have written the check, said police. Mrs. Mash refused to honor said Joncs then Moines banks to not to honor the check. Second Attempt ^ second attempt was made cash the check Friday, this Hurts Knee in Investigation A 15-year-old Des Moines girl George had said Thursday he expected to pay for any damage. Youth Dies in Ditch Cave-in CARROLLTON, MO. - Serves were here Friday for Larry Steve Nation, 17, of Car with i-'uls on her knee, police said. She told police she heard a favor of issuance of $920,000 in ' Each tcller in the bank has a noisc by the rear door of the * n ,-,1 ^nnric Tho l e 1 e v i s i o n control led by a house, and ran toward the renewal bonds. The .. urban measure which required 60 per m '~ n t, which cent approval for passage, re- messages, ceived 70 per cent approval. , ...... . The cily has been credited WIHH...UM. jn f j asnes ices were here Friday for Lar-;with $1.2 million spent or com-: milted on various public im-i rollton, who was killed Wednesday in a pipeline ditch cave-in provements and the bulk of the! funds for the project — $6.4! million — will come from federal urban renewal funds. E. E. The project has been opposed Garnet "of Lamoni, ruled that; by a group called Floyd County \ near Lamoni, la. The Decatur County, medical examiner,, Dr. Iowa, woman was attempting to cash the check, the TV was broadcasting a continuous message about the check from Ihe Jones Adjustment Service, said Jay Tomson, vice-president of operations. door. She slipped and her knee written smashed through the glass in the door. Kim Malone, 3131 Sixth avenue, was taken to Iowa Lutheran Hospital where she 'was treated and released. Portable Crane Is Loot for Thief Police think one thief won't be The toller requested the worn- too nard to spo t_he made off death was caused by the cave- '• Chapter — Basic Freedoms, an to go to the new accounts with a portable crane sometime i n ' 'inc., which charged short- department, which also has^a Thursday night or Friday morn- The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Patton, was a summer employe of Tyhurst Bros., a Carrollton construction firm excavating for re-laying of a pipe- formation on which to base those decisions. The Board of Regents traditionally has been the policymaking group for the universities. Senator Flatt and other subcommittee members said they would like to meet directly with some students and faculty members during their study to establish "dialog." sity to do a self-evaluation by setting up a committee of faculty," students and locaf residents. "I believe many persons who evaluate themselves are mittee the staff already harsher than someone else might be," he said. Flatt said he would like to i started to gather information for the study. "We are most happy to give you anything," said Porter. ".Nothing is covert. The look may be refreshing to all of us." Little Knowledge line along Interstate Highway 35. The cave-in occurred about jl'/i miles southeast of the Lahas moni city limits. One-Year Term: Assault Case (The Register's Iowa Newsservice) CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. - Le- meet with some of the "mosti Comptroller Selden said there Iroy Kelchen, 24, of Cedar Rap- cornings in the urban renewal]TV monitor. An employe at the ling. Police said the crane, val- i new accounts department asked ued at $350, was taken from the woman to wait, and then ' Second Avenue Rental Inc., 2714 program. Downtown Charles City was devastated by a tornado May 15, 1968. telephoned police. [Second ave., and was used to A bank official said the worn-: lift motors out of cars. controversial" faculty members'has been very little knowledge on the campuses. ids has been sentenced to a Flatt said he met with four their money. about how the regents spend one-year term in the Men's Re! formatory at Anamosa on a u Lemon Plans to Resign Aug. 1 As Liquor Enforcement Chief By George Mills Harlan Lemon confirmed reports Friday that he has resigned as enforcement chief for the Iowa Liquor Commission, effective Aug. 1. Representative Richard Radii University of Iowa professors l- We do a better job (of audit-1 charge of assault with intent to i L e m o n , former Buchanan (Dem., Lisbon) said he met; Thursday night and found it a ing) with the Spanish-American'inflict great bodily injury. 'County Attorney at Inclepend- '"'Tne wordT investigation im-i with some student radicals dur-| "delightful experience." War vets than with the re-' Kelchen pleaded guilty to the; ence) ' nas ^ c \^ lne enforcement ipt: we are searching for the school year in quiet dis-j "I felt a change of image something hidden," said Mes- cussions. He-said students who serly. study, knowledge." Subcommittee members indicated they want the Legisla- said Radl. ture to have a more direct role Self-Lvaluation _ ••••--' Radl also suggested that the Twould rather call it a felt legislators were "ma search for further articulate clods" changed their minds after discussions. and approach on both sides because of this dialogue" he ge ! gents," he said. charge when he appeared be- J post since i ate Flatt said the study is a way i fore Linn County District Court of "establishing a continuing: Judge J. Paul Naughton late said. flow of information between the : Thursday. He said professors must real- Board of Regents, the in- Kelchen was arrested here in oolicy decisions about the! f _ . . 1 . : _ _f i n ! "My thinking changed, too," I ize that legislators are con-: stitutions and the General As-.. July 12 after police said he held cerned with maintaining the sembly so there is mutual un- a knife to the throat of Marlys quality of the universities. derstanding of needs and so we Antell. 25, of Cedar Rapids tor Porter, of the Board of Re- might better find solutions tor over half an hour. She was not Statehouse observers heard reports that Phil Greco of Des Moines, an auditor in the State Auditor's office, may be in line to succeed Lemon. The position currently carries a salary of $12,700 a year. is a-Republican. The Republi- !cans won complete control of jthe Statehouse in the 1968 elcc- ction. Greco was a candidate universities and are seeking in- : subcommittee ask each univer- gents staff, told the subconi- our common aims." injured. Lemon is a Democrat. Greco i for Polk County Supervisor in the Republican primary last year. The liquor commission employs 10 agents who check establishments over the state for liquor law violations. Under Lemon's direction, the agents have conducted a number of checks at border cities on the flow of illegal liquor into Iowa. State law forbids any private citizen bringing liquor into this state. More work has been done recently checking liquor in border areas than at any time in decades. Lemon said he has a couple of employment possibilities in mind.

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