Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 1, 1974, Page 5

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January 01, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa KAN FRANCISCO. 2977 i LOB ANOELfcO Motorist Carrying Three Hitchhikers Kills Himself TUCUMCAIM, N. M. (Uf'I) A man ended ;i wild police chase Monday by putting a gun said I'aker fled after being slopped by police who became suspicious noticed to his head inside his moving his car had Texas dealer license killing hims'-lf in front I plat" (Continued from Page 1.) CharleslonTs.C., attendant Wil- liam Decs rationed his custom- ers to worth of gasoline. Pulls The Cedar Kapids Gazette! Tues., Jan. 1, 1974 3A Revelers on Rampage: 34 Nabbed; 6 Officers Hurt MIAMI BEACH (UPI) Po- Snow is expected tonight across trio lower portions of the Rockies and Plains region, changing to rain in the New Mexico area. Elsewhere, mostly fair weather is expected. A frigid air mass will engulf the major part of the nation. The Weather High temperatures Monday, low eraturcs overnight and Inches of pre- cipl'allon: Ancltoraao 22 12 L. Angeles 63 IB .05 Atlanta 452.48 Miami 60 73 Bismarck -13 -31 Min'anolis -5-28 Chicago 20 3 N. Orleans 81 43.50 Denver ..14 -6 New York 38 33.15 Duluth -7-2? Phoenix 43 45 Honolulu 78 71 .62 Seattle 43 28 Houston .68 32 Washington 43 39.50 Extended of snow Thursday and Friday. Clearing' Friday night and fail- on Saturday. Highs in the teens and 20s. Lows between zero and ten above. C. R. Weather High Monday Low overnight -12 10 a.m. Tuesday -9 Rainfall ...................None alum, 85. Services Thursday at at Turner west in Cedar Rapids. Burial: Oakwood ceme- tery. Shcllsburg. Lisbon Heston Phelps, 79. Morgan's. Henry Hild, 87. McSwiggin-Uhlmann. Memorial Services Smith, George E. p.m. Wednesday at the Beatty- Beurle chapel by Robert Myren and Mizpah lodge. Burial: Lin- wood cemetery. All Master Masons are asked to meet at Bcalty-Beurlp chapel at p.m. for services. Vavra, Clara Savel Grave- side, Oak Hill cemetery at a.m. Wednesday by Dr. Joseph E. McCabe. Friends may at Turner east until 9 p.m. Total for Jan. 0 Normal for Jan 1.51 Normal through Jan Total for 1974 1.51 0 .Barometer, rising 30.57 Humidity at 10 a.m. .54% Wind direction and velocity at Gazette weather station at 10 a.m. NW at 10 m.p.h. Sun rises Wednesday, sun sets, Year Ago Today High 24 low, 15; rainfall, none. Births Si. Luke's Dec. V31 To the families Fred C. Peterson, route 1, Cedar Rapids, n daughter; Mit- ihell Farris, 4017 Soutter ave- 'nue SE, a -son; John M. Lan- '.'nine, Solon, a son. Jan. 1 To the families of oVIarvin Skala, 2436 Victoria SW, a son; Donald ;SchulIer, 3630 Oakland road a daughter. Births Mercy Dec. 31 To Mr. and Mrs. TC 1 i m a, Coggon, a daughter. Jan. 3 To Mr. and Mrs. Gulatlo, 725 Thirty- Second street SE, a son. Fires p.m. Monday. Needless at First avenue I p.m. Monday. False at 611 Third street SW. a.m. Tuesday. Faulty detector at Mercy hospi- tal. a.m. Tuesday. Car fire .at Fifteenth street and Sever -avenue SE. a.m. Tuesday. Backfire carburetor at Fifth and avenues NW. iowa Deaths Marengo Clyde R. Maring. Hoover-Valentine's. Dyersvillc Mrs. David Taukc, 40. Services at 'Thursday at basilica of St. Francis Xavicr. Scripture ser- vice Wednesday at 8 at Tuesday. Reeder, Dorothy Turnei chapel east at noon Wednesday by Dr. Arnold Herbsl. Burial Dysart cemetery. Friends may call at Turner cast until a.m. Wednesday. The casket will not be open after the ser- vice. Mrs. Reeder is survived by her husband in addition to those previously listed. Mitchell, James M. Turnei chapel west at p.m Wednesday by the Rev. Robert L. Bouton. Burial: Fairfax Friends may call a Turner west. Ballciv, Betty WinEfield Mt. Zion Baptist church at 3 p.m. Wednesday by Dr. LeRoy White; Burial: Oak Hill ceme- tery. Friends may call a Turner east until 9 p.m. Tues- day and at the church from 1C a.m. to p.m. Wednesday The casket will not be opener, after the service. Woman injured In C. R. Crash A 39-year-old woman was the city's first accident victim o; the new year. Police said Elaine Newlon 2277 C street SW, was a passen ger in a car that was involvet in an accident at the inlersec tion of Sixteenth avenue and Edgcwood road SW at a.m Tuesday. She was admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment of cuts and a knee injury. Mrs. Newlon was a passengei in a car driven by Frederic! Willis, 35, Van Hornc. The driver of the other cai was Jack Wodstrchill, 47, of 330C G avenue NW. No charges were filed. Kramer's, where call after 9 a.m. friends may Palo William W. McGran- of Ilirec horrified hitchhikers. His wife told authorities shej Officers- said William Haker.jhad nut seen him since he left! said. Ixjuis Mikulka, an rests. Most cf the 27 arrested at Fort Lauderdale Beach were charged with inciting to riot and jtcar gas early Tuesday to breakjresisting arrest. One Kort Lau- rowdy crowds of young Newjderdale policeman was injured One irate patron pulled a gun, hjco jn Miami Beach and Fort got a full tank and left, Dees j Beach had to use Inkers riding with him. Police Woimon Moore Moore said. Sideswipes Truck The car was stopped on the western outskirts of Tucumcari because of the plates, Moore said. He said the driver told authorities he could clear the ownership question and was fol- Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Skala.jlowing officers to the police sta- 2436 Victoria drive SW, when he suddenly vocrcd Skalas' Second Child Is First lnC.R.for'74 receiving of bis January allocation. "And boy I'm sorry I iie said. "I bad nothing but ar-l1 n ti of the city's first-born in 1974, won't have problems. baby-silling across the highway median and fled with the hitchhikers still in the car. Baby boy Skala is the couple's! The auto sidcswipcd a truck second child. Hig sister, Cheryl, a load of antl1uc Cilrs js ]4 land cut across a gasoline ser- 'ihe year's first-born arrived ivicc a of at St. Luke's f'elds bcfore the chase lal. He weighed nearly nine camc ln its traeic puiinds. 'oliceman: To Defy Order To Close Station' CHICAGO (AP) k police- nan owns the Chicago service tation closed by fcdoral court rder for requiring customers o buy a rabbit's foot and form or writing a will to get five jallons of gasoline. S' a m McBride, wner of McBride Super Shell ervice, said Monday that he vould keep the station open in efiance of the order signed by IS. District Judge William iauer. Internal Revenue Service igents got the.court order Sun- lay night because McBride ad- 'ertised five gallons of "ires" ;asoline to motorists who paid 110.50 for a rabbit's foot and form for writing a last will and testament, authorities said. They said drivers could not get the fuel without buying the ;oods. said he would close his station on Sundays From now on, denied he had sold gasoline at gouger's prices. "I was giving it he said. Capt. Fred Rice of the police district where McBride is as- signed said the patrolman's ac- .ivities are under investigation jy the department. Skala is a mechanic al Wilson and Co. Moore said the man pulled his i revolver and shot himself while I the car was going 40 miles an blockaded ins avenue dows. in Miami Beach "to allow the At least 34 persons were ar-jcelebrants lo vent their emo- f. I rested and six police officers! t ions sheriff's spokesman umcnls.. were slightly injured. Ralph Page said. Mikulka rationed sales but! Police at both resorts said the) But he said that when the said lie finally called police to trouble began shortly after mid-j M i a m i Beach merrymakers scale an argument, then closed night when young people began began smashing auto and motel the station. pouring out of bars and night windows, assaulting pedestrians There were also sonic reports spots. In both places, officorsjand attempting to overturn of price gouging on Monday. jestimated the crowd at [cars, deputies moved in and In Miami, police said inves- Fort Lauderdale Police Chief i bcSan makillK arrests- tigators, acting on Callahan said the crowd! Page said the deputies were found a Direct Oil station sellinglrepeatedly ignored police with rocks and bot- gasforSl a gallon. 'to disperse and began blocking'tles and police finally unleashed The manager, who refused toitraffic, assaulting tear gas grenades to elis- be identified, said: "I only I and smashing car windows. iperse the crowd. Police at came up here to do my books! Callahan said that, when Beach made seven ar- and walk my dog. I can't help rcfuswi to disperse, on charges ranging from if they don't leave." !jce uspd a "limited amount of inciting to riot to disorderly con- Howevcr, one motorist said ho and making ar-lduct- p., c. Hie SlX jhour in an open field and the vehicle continued another 100; the hell out." feet before it hit a railroad em-! jbankment. saw the man pump gas and heard him tell drivers who re- fused to pay a gallon to "get IKS Investigating A .jbankment. Against! "ShonkUp" j Police said the Internal Reve- Moore said none of the hitch- nue Service, which Detroit's First Murder of 1974; Takes I Minute! In both resorts, it took officers about two hours to restore !order. Young Motorist Six traffic charges have been filed against a 16-year-old youth following a chase that reached speeds of 60 miles per hour shortly after midnight Tuesday. Charged was Michael J. Rozek, 3259 Bever circle SE. Police officers said they start- ed chasing the ear in the 2000 block of First avenue NE and halted it after it hit a parked :ity owned truck in the 2300 ilock of A avenue NE. The youth was charged with ipeeding, illegal use of a Mver's license, resisting an of- icer, improper driving when approached by an emergency j vehicle and two counts of ng on the wrong side of thc" road. During the chase a squad car received minor damage when it was hit by the fleeing vehicle. City Briefs Evy's Lounge, open New Year's Day 12 p.m. Color TV. Vext to Paramount theater Adv. Annual price sale. The Gift Chalet, Monday-Saturday, 11-5 -Adv. America's Fuel Crisis. Help Travel together by bus. Florida, Disney World, Bahamas. Leav- ing Cedar Rapids Feb. 4. Linn Bounty Farm'Bureau. 377-4858 or 366-1835. Adv. Apply now for '74 Auto Li- cense Tags at First Trust and Savings Bank. Three locations -1820 First Avenue N.E., 3rd Street and Twelfth Ave. S.E. (Continued from Page 1.) hikers was hurt. "But they were certainly shook up." He iden- tified them as Charles Bell, 18, and Carl Bryson, 23, both of Lubbock, Texas, and Dennis Merriss, of Cincinnati. The chief said Patrick Chris- nan of Albuquerque reported he was driving behind Baker's ear and saw him pick up the hitchhikers west of Amarillo, Texas. Chrisman told police the driver picked up a lone hitch- hiker first presumably Mer: riss and then stopped for the other two a quarter-mile farther along the highway. Urges Naming Ladybug National insect CHICAGO (UPI) Chicago Police released the driver drummer Al Carter made a signed promise to appear in his resolution for 1974 early court after filing the charges. Cedar Rapids Rites Set for Palo Man, 85 PALO William W. McGran- ahan, 85, of Palo, died in a local hospital Tuesday after a brief illness. Born Oct. 31, 1888, at Newhall, he was married to Rose Griesy Jan. 29, 1913, at Van Home and had farmed in the Linn and Benton county area most of his life. He was a member of the Shellsburg Pres- byterian church and Benton City Masonic lodge No. 81, AF and AM. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Lloyd of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Lois Ruth Yates of Palo; five grand- children eight great-grand- children ai.id two sisters. Esther Stanton of Cedar Rapids, and Olive Bull of Shcllsburg. Services will be conducted in Turner chapel west at p.m. Thursday by the Revs. William Barber and Lee Roy Collins. Burial in Oakwood cemetery in Four Die in Fire NILES, Ohio (AP) mother and her iiiree daughters were killed Tuesday in a pre- dawn that engulfed their home. :Coin Collection iValued at Reported Stolen A coin collection valued al and a 1967 car were taken Irom the residence of Merlyn E. ]Iilc, 2100 Twenty-ninth street' SW, Monday night. i Forty dollars were t .I-'-n fnsm j residence of Kirk A. Thnr-j sen, 1719 Hollywood boulevard GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS For Newl, Sports, Bookkeeping. Genera' Infor- mation and Nat titled Belovr Call.........................3K-H11 (ilculalion-Submiplion 398-83.V Mon. thtu Sot. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays Holidays It a.m. to 7 p.m. Man. Ihiu Sal. 8 n.m. lo 5 p.m. Display 8 a.m. lo 5 p.m. Motion and Adv. Story Hour Weekly hour for prasrhoolers will be given Wednesua" at a.m. i in Ihc downlnwn publh iibrarv auditorium. A prog'-ain i will given at llr Sdge-.vood branch, 221 Eciqtv.-cr road NW j Shellsburg. Friends may call at Turner west. Tuesday he sent a telegram to President Nixon suggesting that the ladybug be establishec as the national insect. "They're always talking afaou; bugs in he said "And that set me thinking abou how many insects we have in this country and how they neec to be represented." So Carter sent his telegram to the President, stating in it, "We have a national anthem, a na tional motto, a national bird etc. I nominate the ladybug Being prevalent in all the states, it is representative of the whole country, it is ecologically beneficial, it is attractive in ap pearance and it is considered to be a good-luck omen." "The insect is in the majoritj of living Ihings in this'country and is long overdue for recogni Carter said later. "And this is one kind of bug to which no one will object." Carter said he plans to get in contact with Illinois legislative leaders about crowning the la dybug the national insect i and when he hears from the President. Phase 4 restrictions on pricing, was informed of complaints. New York IRS officials report-! id hundreds of calls about price gouging, some of which were accurate, they said. The shortage of gas was even affecting some emergency ser- Police in Buffalo, N.Y., cut 15 if (he 60 vehicles from a 'sentry program" in which of- 'icers took their prowl cars lome. Five of 200 regular patrol cars were also left in the park- ng lot. In New York City, Acting Po- ice Commissioner Paul Canick said a fuel conservation pro- gram was under way to cut down on idling engines, make jreater use of scooters and put more officers on foot patrol. For those looking for ways to make their gas take them fur- ther, Massachusetts Institute ol DETROIT (UPI) Detroit re-jfrom forming a crowd for the i corded its first homicide of the I Arab gunners to shoot at. new year at one minute past m___i_.. i........ I Municipal Votes midnight Tuesday only hours! after the city ended 1973 with, a' record 750 homicides. Police said a stray bullet, ap- parently fired by a New Year iclebrant, struck and killed ierald Johnson, 46, as he walked along a street at .m. Two more homicides were re- jorted within six hours. Police said a gunman in a cruising car shot and killed Karl Bestman, 73, as he wiped snow off the windshield of his car after leaving a New Year's party. Police also reported the shoot- ing death of a woman, Johnnie Harper, 25. The homicide total for the olt year reached 750 late Monday with the shooting of a woman the sixth victim of violence re ported by police Monday. for homicides was in 1972 That figure was surpassed earl; in December. Technology scientist Dr. Thorn-1 The previous one year higl as Reed suggests adding wood' alcohol to gasoline.! Mcthanol, the common wood alcohol used in the chemical industry, can be poured readily into the gas tank of an ordinary automobile with- out premixing or any modifica- tion of the carburetor, Dr. Reed said. 30 YEARS Lud- vvig Steed of Berlin told foreign correspondent British bombs had left the German capital "al-j most unrecognizable." U. S. Judge Retires SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI President Nixon acknow edged Monday the retirement o Judge Roger Kiley from the 7t U. S. circuit court of appeal handling federal cases in 111: nois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Municipal elections were also eld Monday, and the govern- nent was disappointed by the esponse among the Arabs of East Jerusalem, which Israel eized from Jordan in the 1967 var and says it will never relin- uish. Only 10 percent of the eligible voted. Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem's Junt, autocratic mayor for the iast eight years, was re-elected. But the Laborites suffered a blow in Tsl Aviv, the country's biggest city that here- ofore has been Labor's power >ase. Political novice SMomo jahat of Likud, a recently re- ;ired army general, won ,14 seats in the city council while .he Laborite incumbent, Mayor Yehoshua Eabinovitch, got only 11. Van Nostrand To Be At Energy Meeting State Commerce Commission Chairman Maurice Van Nos- trand will attend an energy crisis conference Monday at 10 a.m. at Gage Memorial Union at Coe college. The conference, fourth in a series called by state Sen. Tom Hiley will center on energy problems of business and industry. (Shi (feiwr Established In 18B3 by The Gazette j Co. and published dolly and Sunday at 500 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406. Second Class Postage paid at Ced dar Rapids, Iowa. ight editio Sunday 6 issues S2.25 o month, 524 a t year: Afternoon editions and Sunday 7 I Issues 12.50 a month, 525 a year. Other stales and U.S. territories 540 a year. No mail subscriptions accepted In areas nav'ng Gazette carrier service. uuiuu r-reis WIHIIIKU CAI.JU the use tor republtcatlon ol il news printed in this newspa as oil AP news dispatches. For 6 7 years flowers for all occasions! John E. 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