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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 13

Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, July 27, 1969
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r /tWNtce Place to Visit. But... By • Staff Writer PRZYPYSZNY, !A. - That beautiful bunch of consonants, courtesy of the Chicago phone book, could be the name of a southern Iowa town in the future. A New York public relation* man has asked the Wayne County town of Seymour to consider being named after the winner of a geography contest. The contest would promote a new atlas to be published by Rand-McNally. Winner Immortalized "The winner of the grand prize would be immortalized or put on the map by having his family name given to an American town," the public relations man, Richard Boke, wrote to Wayne Davis, publisher of the weekly Seymour Herald. Boke, it seems, read an article on small towns, mentioning Seymour, in U.S. News and World Report. H i » company, he wrote Davis, proposes "implementing a nationwide contest on a lead- Ing network television show (or possibly in a major national consumer magazine). "The contest would require participants to answer questions about geography from ; Canada to Albania." "For the average person," he continued, "this would be a chance at something only notables usually obtain. A Dream? "It would be an answer to a dream most of us have at one time or another at being remembered long after our calling. "It would mean that the winner's family name would been seen on maps and atlases through history and would serve as more of an incentive for participation in the contest than the more ordinary prize of a new car of a free romp through the supermarket. "For Seymour, this would result in mast exposure not only on network television but the concept of this promotion is so unique that it would receive wide' coverage from the press. "This promotion would in- I deed put Seymour on the map ' and in the American eye." • Davis published the story last ' week hi his Seymour Herald i and he reported Saturday that ! the town's 1,117 residents seem to be making up their minds on i the issue because he has not ', had much reaction. T "I don't think Seymour can j lose either way," he said. , Publisher Davis noted one stumbling block on the name- 1 change proposal: A change has to be proposed on an official ballot and voted on by the citizens. So there it may be on the No. vember ballot: "Shall the proposition to change the name of Seymour to Przypyszny be adopted?" It is pronounced phonetically. DES MOINES Mir *Seymou (Przypyszny) ^35H5">f MUM REGISTER PHOTO BY HENRY BARNETT A Touch of France at the Art Center Four French girls visiting Des Moines Saturday admired a Rodin sculpture at the Des Moines Art Center. The young women have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Nikita de Roudneff of Paris, France, who are making their home in Des Moines temporarily. From left, the girls are Dominique Sebright, 19; Chantal Durand, 20, a sister of Mrs. De Roudneff; Bernadette Rocca, 18, and Martine Durand, 20, a cousin of Chantal. A fifth girl, Marie-Claude Mulot, was not present when picture was taken. The girls are all students from the Marseilles area. Barn Falls on 100 Head of Cattle WEATHER- Continued from Page One was under tornado watches at one time or another Saturday. Farm Hit A tornado demolished several buildings on the Norman Boch- lemann farm, southwest of Battle Creek in Ida County, about 3 p.m. Mrs. Bochlemann said a son who was visiting a neighbor called home and w a r n e d the family that a tornado funnel was moving in their direction. A silo barn, two chicken houses and corn crib were destroyed, she said. A wooden bridge on a county road near the farm was also demolished by the twister. . The Weather Bureau at the Des Moines Municipal Airport said the storm system initiated its action at 2:40 p.m. at Gilmore City. "It was pretty rough here for an hour," Gilmore City police said "There were a lot of tree limbs blown down and some windows were blown out." Center of the disturbance in that area was apparently at Bradgate. Dan Vote, Bradgate chiel of police, said the storm'also reported hit by a tornado, system was about seven miles IA barn fell on 100 head of feed- wide, ier cattle at the Arnie Carlson "It came in from the north | farm, located about five miles jand every house in town had j southeast of Stratford. Several i windows on the north side j head were reported killed. ! knocked out," Vote said. "Some! trees were blown over onto the roads. Crops Hurt "There was a lot of hail and I know the crops were really hurt. The Mabel Vote farm and the Nobel Henderson farm both Street Girls On Increase In D.M. Loop By .lames Flanshurg The number of prostitutes plying their trade in downtown DCS Moines has increased in the past two or three weeks. The exact number isn't known, but the casual observation of downtown bar operators is that the activity has doubled or tripled. "In tHe 15 years I've been in business down here, I've never seen anything like it," said one operator. "It used to he you'd see two or three a week in! here. Now it's three or four a night." Although extra vice squad men were into the downtown Friday night, DCS Moines police are not sure they buy the bartenders' views. "I'm not sure there has been any increase," said Lt. Scott Crowley, head of the vice squad. "We've got a few working down there. They hustle those bars and then take their customers to an apartment or a house somewhere." "I wouldn't call it a first- class operation," said Crowley. "The usual charge is $15 or $20." Several of the girls have told contacts that their home town is Kansas City, Mo. Others have mentioned other larger Midwest cities. Since downtown Des Moines; is not at its liveliest at this j time of year, some bartenders j and hotel workers have sug- j gested that there is a vice | crackdown elsewhere, forcing! j the practitioners there to flee i to safer markets. : A check of Minneapolis,! I Minn., Omaha, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago, III., last Friday showed no crackdowns and produced reports that vice in each town was at its usual level. Does that mean that Des Moines might be a stop on some sort of organized circuit? "No, I don't think so." said Lieutenant Crowley. "But I might not say so if I did think; REGISTER PHOTO BY WILLIAM MILLER Hup, Two, Three ... Pfc. Alan R. Chipman. renter, of Iowa City, harked out radence Saturday morning as noncommissioned officers attending the Iowa National Guard's N.C.O. Academy took part in graduation ceremonies for the twelfth graduating class of the Iowa Military Academy at Camp Dodge. One hundred ;iml twenty-five N.C.O. Academy graduates Saturday completed two weeks of summer training. Chipman is a member of the 109th Medical Battalion. He Kept His Eye on Bull -And Look What Happened KIDNAPED GIRL FOUND CHAINED lost a barn." The school at Bradgate was extensively damaged by water and wind. Vote said he did not believe the wind which hit Bradgate was a tornado. Mrs. Virgil Burris of Bradgate was treated for cuts from shattered glass by a Fort Dodge physician. Crops in the area were re ported extensively damaged. ; The Trinity Lutheran Church,! eight miles south of Ida Grove,! had windows broken out and ex-j tensive interior damage caused! by a tornado. Barn Falls The Rolland Lear farm and Wendell Wilake farms in south- FAIRBURY, NEB. (AP) Patty Jurgens, 16, abducted from a self-service gasoline station here Friday night was found about noon Saturday chained to a post beside a corn-! Crowley added: "The trouble is that we catch them and convict them but the courts aren't tough enough." He told of one case in which a girl, convicted for the third time, received only a six-month sentence. "Iowa law provides a max- |imum penalty of five years," jsaid Crowley, "but I could (count on one hand the number • who have gotten that." Rights Group Assails Gimmick (The Register'i low* News Service) CLEMONS, IA. — That "ounce of prevention, pound of cure" stuff is so much bull for Delbert Hoskins who farms near demons. Hoskins, 68, and his son, Charles, 31, set out to cut a young bull from the Hoskini, herd last week. They were a little worried about 'he oldest bull in the herd. Hoskins' wife said the two men "drove the bulls to one end of the field Chariton Rites For Soldier CHARITON, IA.—Services forj Army Spec. 4 Dennis W. Bing-i ham, 21, of rural Chariton, who_j was killed in action July 17 in South Vietnam, will be at 1:30' p.m. Monday in the Beardsley- and the old bull followed along, j Fie , djng Fm ^ home h(>re , Specialist Bingham. the son 1 , of Mr. and Mrs. Sebird M.i Bingham, was a member of the I „•. L „ m. u ,•. -j A : Green Berets Special Forces.' the bull. They bolh paid too Hft ha(( been jn ' vjctn . )m (hrce , much attention to the bull months. and not enough to the tractor." The tractor knocked Hoskins D«i Moines Sunday Remitter July 27, !«»• 1.1 Local Section GRADUATION ATCAMP DODGE Graduation exercises for fi7 officers and 125 noncommissioned officers were held Saturday morning at Camp Dodge for the Iowa Army National Guard. Speaking at the affair were Ma). Gen. Junior F. Miller, retiring adjutant general of Iowa, and Brig. Gen. .lames F. Hoi- llngsworth, commanding general of Ft. Jackson, S.C. Some of the awards presented to men finishing the officer training course included Outstanding Cadet to John K. Carl, of Centerville; Leadership Award to Tommy D. Cork, of Bcttendorf; and Academic Award to John D. Spuller, of West Dos Moines. The seniors graduated from the Iowa Military Academy, and who will serve as Guard officers across Iowa are: Paul H. Adams, Galva; Terry M. Allen, Essex; Richard K. Anderson, West Branch, Stephen E Bass. Cedar Raoids; Russell V Bltri, Cedar Falls; Aaron A., Bl.ilh, New Hampton; Rovce L. Sounds, III. Fort Dodge; Frank C. Camardn, Ir.. Chicago, III.; John E. Carl. Centervllle; Garv L. Clark, C»rll«lej Mar* A. Colllson, Iowa City; Charles A. Conard, Boone; Donnle J. Conk«l, Pftlk City; Tommy p. Cc.-k. Hettendort; Allan D. Dannatt. Boonr; Burdettc L. Davison, Cedar Rapids, Clvis A. Dlttmar, Humboldl; James R. Only Cedar Rapids; James A. Dull. /Cedar Falls. . _. , 1 John R. England, Oe» Moines; Adrian ,'I . f-aasse. Arnes; Dean H Fahrmann, ' Lalirner. Barton_E. Figg. Des Mojnei; ' Jack J. Finlev, DM Molnes; TlmoWiv C. iG.nnblr. Moline, III.; Richard C. Garlon, DCS MoineW John E. Garvey, Boone; StBw.irt c. Gaumer, Ir., Falrlleld; Frank ' i Glasgow. Danville; Ronald J Grabau. Cctl,ir Raoids; David M. Hanke, Cedar 1 Riiolds: John J. Hanway, Ir., Ames; Robert J. Harlman. Ir.. Des Moines; Steven M Heilmann. Ounkerlon; Doufllas H. 1 Hi'in. WPS! Des Moines; James M. Hoi, comb, Boone; Richard S. Hornung. Cedar Falls; Joseph h. Holies. Ames; Fred B. Hunt I-Airfield; Gone A. Hutchinson, Des 1 //.imp 1 . Curtis D. Johnson, Davennort; I James A Kautf. ir.. Cedar Raoids; James CS I arson Rembrandt: Jerry Litjel, Ames, lark R. Lorenzen. Cedar Falls. Ronald E Mason, Ir.. Artel; Larry L. McHonp, Ames; Terry L. Morrison. Mar- sh.illtown John E Morse, Council Bluff-.; Marfm E Plflik, Omaha, Neb . John I.. Putnrv. Oiaribrook: John E. Rice, Cedar Ranici",. Larry G. Rlley. Greenfield; Allan VJ 'ipvprson, Ames; Dennis D. Shankster, Onlnrville; Reuben J. Skow, Wesley; lohn D Snuller. West Des Moines; i Tiomns J 51 Clalr, Davenoort; John t. 'St?w,ir> otlumwa; Donald J. Stratmann. Hamoton, W«yne D. Tleti. Algona; Dav» A UH*rback, Perry; Clarence H. Van Dellen, Pella; Gregu A. Ward, Dav«noort; Alan C. While, Hamburg; William Winner, Cediir Raoids; John-L. York. Cedar Falls. Plans to Run For School Soard William W. Ellsworth of 2800 Bennett ave., has announced his candidacy for the Des Moines Independent Com- munitv School "Just to he on the safe side. Charles tried to drive a . tractor between his dad and WILLIAM W. ELLSWORTH crib at an abandoned farmsite ! The Northern Brotherhood I about three miles east of Fair- (Leadership Conference bury. HALF . BUR , ED , INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA <AP)| The Tyrolean -village of| down and his son took him to! Inzin S near nere was half- the hospital. He's home again I bu " ied under ms " of st " ne ... „ .. ., 1 water in a flash flood that now and doing well, his wife re-1 fol | owed a thunderstorm Satur- Jefferson County Sheriff ence Saturday, deplored the I ports. I day. (N.B.L.C.) at its annual confer- Frank Knocke said she was "tired, scared and hungry" but eastern Woodbury County were' abduction. ,_• apparently unharmed. He said the'girl had not been molested. Another attendant at the station, Jean Fitzgerald, 14, daughter of the station owner, said a masked man carrying a rifle had come into the station and ordered Miss Jurgens to accompany him. Late Saturday, an unidentified 15-year-old boy confessed abuses that can be practiced under the "Choose Your Neigh- Kllsworth. 50, i s a freight agent for the Norfolk and Western Rail- w a y , M i I- waukee Road and the Des Union .. He is president of the Polar Bear (North High) Booster Club and i.s the Republican committeeman for Precinct 1.1 In announcing his candidacy, Ellsworth said, "1 am confident that I would realistically bring to the board the thinking and views of segments of our people who now feel they are not fully represented." Ellsworth is married and has three children. Sales, Thefts, Insurance Costs Jump for Car Tape Players By Michael Sorkfo If you have a tape player in your car, the chance? that it will be stolen are excellent. The rise in the theft of auto tape players is so serious that at least one major insurance company now charges nearly as much to insure a $100 tape player as it does to provide complete comprehensive insurance for an entire automobile. Although no exact figures on such thefts are yet available, Farmers Insurance Group (which claims the highest num. her of cars insured west of the Mississippi) says that last year it paid a whopping $1,200,000 in claims covering the thefts of stereo players and tapes. Like other insurance companies, Farmers used to include coverage of tape players and tapes in their regular comprehensive coverage. Eight Years Old The car tape players were first introduced eight years ago, and gained greatly in popularity after car makers began offering buyers the option of factory-installed players. Sales of tape players — both factory installed and customer installed — have increased by millions. Stero tape players range in price from $40 to over $200 and are of two different varieties, "cassettes" and "cartridges." Prices of the tapes, which play recorded music for up to two hours, range from $4.99 to $12.99 for the "twin packs". Speakers cost from $5 to $10, and most cars have from two to four/ cleverly installed in doors or even behind head- "The tapes present a particu- 1 a r 1 y attractive target for thieves," says one insurance company bulletin. "They also present settlement problems, as the tapes appear to have a rather amazing ability to increase in number after a theft has occurred." Most car stereos are purchased by younger drivers, dealers say, and consequently it is the younger driver who will pay for the increased cost of insuring players. High Insurance Costs Effective July 1, Farmers Insurance began charging customers under 25-years-of-age up to $30 per year for insuring tape players costing over $100. (The rates for those over 25 have not yet been determined). Such costs approximate the rate charged for complete comprehensive insurance (covering fire, theft, wind, hail, and vandalism) of most cars, said Jack Thorpe, an agent for Farmers Insurance in Des Moines. Although Farmers is the first company to insure tape players separately, other insurance agencies are sure to follow, insiders say. Police attribute most thefts to juveniles, and in Des Moines hardly a day goes by without at least half a dozen thefts reported. Even locked cars do not stop; thieves, who can open doors with bent coat hangers. Once > inside, a thief needs only min- j utes to either unscrew the ster-l eo or kick it off its hinges. Theft Motivation | Many youngsters steal only to j get a tape player for their own car. Others, say police, load up and sell the stolen players at reduced prices to friends. , A Des Moines detective says i he knows of at least one in- 1 stance where two local youths 1 loaded their car with about 40 stolen stereo players and drove to Kansas City to sell them — at handsome profits considering the prices they didn't have to pay. Motorists who drive into uy of several fillug (tattoos ia Dec Moists will be, offered stereo tape players at prices which start at ealy $11. Such items say police, are almost certainly "hot". Jack Wallace, owner of the Jack Wallace Auto Radio and | Stereo Center, 1120 Locust St., one of the city's largest distributors of tape players, says customers often bring players in and ask for materials to mount them in their cars — a sure sign that they are stolen. "One time a man brought in a unit that I remembered we had installed for another customer only weeks before," said Wallace. "It was a custom mounted unit. I wouldn't forget it." Preventing Thefts Is there anything a car stereo owner can do to prevent the theft of expensive players and tapes? A whole new line of alarms designed to prevent auto thefts are now on the market. Some are connected to the player unit itself, while others are rigged to go off the instant a car is broken into. One carmaker recently introduced a new "irreversible" screw to prevent carl units from being illegally removed. Police advise owners to carefully record serial numbers of units for identification purposes. Many units are never reclaimed by owners when recovered by police for the simple reason that the owners are unable to identify their property. But the trend seems to be to-; wards more thefts, not less, po-; lice say. j "Auto tape players are thej hottest thing since sex," claims; Jack Wallace. And like sex, thefts of auto: tape players are almost impossible to suppress. \ bor" Realtor sales gimmick. The group, in a unanimous action, urged open Housing as the only solution to the problem of equal housing and educational opportunities. The N.B.L.C. supported the Iowa Civil Rights Commission's recommendation urging Realtors to stop using the sales the gimmick or developing any other schemes that are discriminatory. 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