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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                 Th© Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Jan. 4.    1974  - Photo bv Ray Locka  IT might appear the gasoline shortage has caused this Independence gas station to switch to pumping soft drinks, but actually the pump just seemed a good place to put the advertising sign.  Iowa Gas Price Tops 50 Cents  By Charles Roberts  Associaltd Press Writer  The cost of getting around by car in Iowa took a giant leap upward this week as service station dealers charged as much as 54.9 cents per gallon of gasoline.  Prices across the state increased Thursday by as much as 7.8 cents per gallon, as Associated Press survey showed.  “It’s the most vicious thing ever perpetrated on the American public,” Gulf Service Station Operator Herb Bergstrom, Newton, said of the price rises.  ‘‘There is a lot of skulduggery involved,” he added.  The highest price charged for a gallon of gasoline was 54.9 cents for premium fuel at a Standard Oil station in Des;  Moines.  But in Rock Island, IU., across the Mississippi river from Davenport, motorists were asked to pay    56.9 cents    per  gallon of premium.  Davenport Area  Prices in the Davenport area one Storm Lake station rivaled    ^    ^  advanced as much as 7.8 cents the highest price charged in Des     ch ‘”” ed     ^    the slaying appeared  per gallon for lead-free gaso- Moines. line. The top    price was    52.7    Dealers    in major    brands at  cents. Regular grade fuel in- Sioux City boosted prices as     mo(j()ns    were    argue(j   creased 6.8 cents to 50.7 cents.  muc ^ as six cents per gallon, to     mn t: nn   A Standard Oil dealer in Dav- a high of 52.9 cents.    j u ^8 e  overruled a motion  enport    Joseph Goebel    said    re-    At    Don Krueger's Standard Oil    to    throw    out    information    filed  enport,    Josepn Got Dei,    said    re    Moines the     Wlth     the    court    by    the    Lyon  tail gasoline prices have jumped station rn West Des Moines, ^ ^ , lttnrnpv Thp ripfpn<!p   ll cents per gallon in the one top price wa. also 52.9 cents.  year his station has    been    in    “it doesn’t seem to hurt  operation.    business right now,” said  The lowest    price he    has    Krueger,    “but I    don’t know  charged in his    IO years of    ser-    what will    happen    in    the long  Vice station work was 30.9 cents, run.”   sa ^’    When    confronted with the ris  ing cost of fueling a car, motorists ‘‘just shake their heads,”  Kruger said.  At independent stations in Al-  and  evidence. He will rule on gona,    prices had risen to as    that matter next Wednesday.  “They    ■!*> Phone    on    cc-    much    as 50.3 cents per gallon    Appearing in court were Allen  camion,    Goebel said. ‘I    rn    In    Clinton and Spencer, the    -     g     *     D    w    F    24   «**»*    “     keeps     Price    rise was not as dramatic     ?he tl ; ird ' brother ,  Jamef ,  2 \. is  the dealers in line.    as elsewhere. Motorists were    , e() jn sioux FalIj on another   Some gasoline pumps are set paying a top of 49.9 cents. charge  dealer, say. So th. higher rales A business mars from Habra. ■  o(    lhc   Best Iowa View of Kohoutek Due Jan. IO  By Charles I). Schoffner DES MOINES (UPI) - A Drake university astronomer said Thursday Iowans can now see the comet Kohoutek in the evening sky on a clear night, but the best viewing will come next week.  Dr. Philip Riggs also said that although the comet won’t be as bright as previously expected, it will be “a real spectacle.”  Riggs said the comet is now visisble at twilight in the southwestern sky although Iowans probably won’t be able to see the tail yet. He said Kohoutek. named for the  Court Okays Investigation Of 4 Slayings  ROCK RAPIDS (AP) - A dis-  —   trict court judge has approved a  dard service station reflected    defense motion    to hire    an inves-  the price hike. Regular was sell-    tigator to look    into    the    Nov.    17  ing for 49.9 cents and premium shotgun slayings of four South  for 53.9 cents a gallon Thursday.    _ .    .   b     Dakota    teenagers.  Price Is 53.9    Judge    Edward Kennedy grant-  At a top of 53.9 cents per  e d the motion Thursday in Rock gallon of premium, prices at  Czech astronomer who discovered the comet, will be “roughly below and a bit to the right of Jupiter and Venus.”  Venus, the second planet from the sun aud closest planet to earth, is the brightest “star” in the southwestern sky and Jupiter Is the fainter “star” to the left. Kohoutek will have a brightness equal to that of Jupiter, Riggs said.  After Jan. IO  “It will be a real spectacle even though it won’t be as bright as anticipated,” Biggs said. “Now is the time to start looking for it, in the twilight.”  Riggs said he has tried several times to spot the comet but was unsuccessful because of cloudy skies.  The Drake professor said the best time for Iowans to view the comet will be ofter Jan. IO when it moves closer to Venus and Jupiter. City lights will Interfere with viewing the tail, he said, and the best view will be in the open country.  Riggs said the head of the comet, which scientists say resembles a “dirty snowball,” will look like a star with a “fuzzy appearance.” The tail will be dimmer but can be  .seen clearly in the open country, he said.  Riggs said the head of a comet is composed of mostly ice and dust picked up in outer space. He said one of the reasons Kohoutek isn’t living up to expectations is because of varying degrees of compaction of the nucleus and differing amounts of dust in the head.  More Dust?  He also said Kohoutek apparently has more dust than most comets and this may b e preventing The evaporation of ice, which would make it less bright than expected.  “It Isn’t surprising that Ho* houtck isn’t living up to expectations,” Biggs said. “Comets arc individuals. You can predict their paths but not their behavior with any assurance.”  Riggs said Kohoutek appears to be a “virgin” comet, meaning it is making its first pass around the sun. Because of its erratic behavior, he said it will be almost impossible to predict when it will return again.  Riggs said most comets with long orbits, which Kohou-tck seems to have, won t make repeat trips for 10,000 or even IO million years.  ★ ★ ★  Heads Air ROIC  J, Vavra of Ely  Rapids  Two  of the three brothers  William has been named group commander of the Iowa State university air force ROTC cadet corps. He is a cadet colonel. Cadet Second Lt. U I. Observatory Robert Shaeffer of Oelwein  Opened to Public For Comet View  IOWA CITY — University of I Iowa officials have announced; they will open the university’s observatory so the public may  view the comet Kohoutek.     T]pT0N     _     u    wjese    of   The observatory, located ui    Bennett    Thursday    was    named  the physics building on campus    chairman    of    the    Cedar    county  will be open Friday through board of supervisors.  was named administrative officer.  Wiese To Head Cedar's Board Of Supervisors  AP Wirephoto  in district court but did not enter pleas as several defense  DAVID FRYER, 24, (left) and his brother, Allen, 30, charged in the Nov. 17 shotgun slayings of four Sioux Falls, S.D., teenagers, in a northwest Iowa park, are shown outside Lyon county district court in Rock Rapids Thursday.  county attorney. The defense claimed the information, which was used to bring the cases directly to district court without a preliminary hearing, did not meet certain requirements of state law.  Board Election Set For Amana Schools  The Internal Revenue Service — charged with uncovering price gouging — has checked Goebel’s station four times in three months.  Leach To Seek First District  ...    k I J ^MANA — The Amana Com-  Republican Nod munity school district will elect  DAVENPORT — A former board directors March 4.  state department employe, Nomination papers presently  took under ad- James A S. Leach, 31, of Daven- *** Available at the hoard sec-daman,)    ,    , .. retary s office and require sig-   : port, Friday announced his can-.natures of ten or more qualified  votens. Filing deadline is Jan.  Kennedy visement a that the prosecution produce certain documents, records  23.  The district’s voters on Nov.  Temporary Mayor  Named at Rowley  ROWLEY (UPI) - The Eastern Iowa community of Rowley is still without a permanent mayor two months after the election.  Former Mayor Dick Ague was re-elected on a write-m basis last November but he has told the city council that he wouldn’t  Monday evening.  The hours are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.  Entrance to the observatory is at the east end of the seventh floor of the physics building. In addition to the usual large telescopes in the observatory, the  In other action, the board approved the proposed articles of agreement for the Region 8 planning unit and passed a resolution aimed at restricting fuel use by county vehicles.  The board set Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. as the time for four newspapers seeking to become official county papers to present certified lists of subscribers.  James  Leach  didacy for the Republican no  gressman.  must be figured on half-gallon ka who stopped in Clinton said ,m, liuiucu_y iui wrc jvcDuutaan uu-i    -    .  increments, times a factor of he was not worried about high  t  .    ,    .     t     ^     (     mutation    for    First district con- Schuerer of East Amana,  two.    prices. He said he has     not     WOO,OOO bond each    Marion    Zierold    of    South    Amana,  A station    in    Fort Dodge    in-j    slowed to the recommended top    The bodies of the four Sioux  creased its    prices to a top    of    speed of 55 miles per hour,    and    Falls boys, ages 14 to 18, were  52.9 cents per    gallon of pre-    has no intention of doing it-    found Nov. 18 rn a relatively  mium gasoline. Dealers in other  26. voted 113 to 6 to elect direc- accept the position.  t° rs  h  at large rather than from ^ latest council meeting,  each village.    Ague    was sworn in as a mat-  Currently serving as directors  a   for formalj bu( la(er (o|d   are Oren Hagen of Homes ca ,  tbe councd be  still won't take president; David Ahrens of  the  .  b   J™®' Raymond Berger of ^ council named Kenneth Middle Amana; Leroy <**“*£ Nielson as temporary mayor  until a permanent mayor can  .of West Amana  be appointed.  Leach, also is a former dele-  an ^ C arroll Zuber of Dig h gate to the U.N. General Assem- ^ mana -   ....    bly and the Geneva Disar-   q „.____ „... w     The    traveler    said    his    company    secluded Iowa state park about  mamen t conference, is pres- Schulze Elected by  brands said they expected to pays him 12 cents for each mile  10  miles southeast of Sioux j dent  pia^g^ Companies, raise their prices soon.    he    drives    —    and    his    car Falls. The brothers were arrest- j nc a  p r0 p ane  marketing corn  in Cedar Rapids, one Stan-averages 21 miles per gallon.  ec *  Wit hout J'f slsta J lce at  *  eir   three homes Nov. 29.  pany.  Fatal Farm Mishap  REDDING (AP) - James Zuber, 19, rural Adel, has been killed while working on the Jack Benton Supervisors and Craig Elliott farm. Zuber  suffocated while installing a  VINTON — The Benton coun  Senate Secretary, Chief Clerk Pay Fuss Settled  DES MOINES - A squabble Harbor told the  »»• J-J i n „ a     t     . breather bag in a grain storage  Hls candidacy fills a void left; ty board of supervisors has ^ the farm  Pay Boosts in  I when State Rep. John Clark (Reelected Clarence Schulze as I [Keokuk) announced last Dec.5 lchairman of lhc  to sue-—.    a     r     ,    tie *was withdrawing from the  Buchanan Sat Republican race because he is  cee(1  Lorenz  Fett -  The  c air-  INDEPENDENCE The Bu- unwilling accept campaign imanship is changed every year.  rhanan rmmtv board of nmer- contributions from out-of-state Kenneth Ross was reappoint-, committee .    ...    ,    ,    ,,    .    j    ‘sources or special interested to the Benton county board;  over salary raises for the chief that he had made six “non par-  vis0rs ls  " ee a,J  nze p y _  s    a f    health;    Thomas    Reisser    was  clerk of the Iowa house and sec-tisan” speeches around the  ra ^ s  u  c f    Leach    declared he will accept appointed to replace Everett  university has arranged for a number of smaller telescopes of Drily I bree papers can be so sufficient power to observe designated. phenomena    Present    official    papers    are    the  According to John Neff, a*  Tlp,on  Advertiser and Censer-•  b  e    c    tiKireir’c    vative, North Cedar Press and  P rofessor  ,     thp     the West Branch Times. The  lrV^w Yah mioht inst be bowden News also is seeking naked eye. You might just be  d } ti   able to observe it with binocu-  tna  designation.  lars if you knew exactly where I Jwai J^ged rom . ,  J    J     the first Monday of the month to   0     the first Monday or Thursday  following the fifth day of the  month.  Appointments included: Conservation board, Mike Pet-tinger, West Branch; soldiers TIPTON — Russell Scott sub- relief, Glen Radford. West mitted his resignation as city Branch; board of health, Dr.  coordinator Thursday evening Walter Kopsa of Tipton and Don  Irey of Clarence; and airport  City Coordinator In Tipton Resigns  to the city council meeting.  Scott, who has held the post for nearly six years, will operate a new restaurant he and Glenn Eaton are building here.  No replacement was named immediately. The council went into executive session to discuss city employe wages, but results of the meeting will not be announced until Monday night’s council meeting.  zoning board, Don Armstrong.  C.R. Drug Numbers  To report a violation:  Michael Dooley 377-8081  lf you need help:  Foundation ll... 362-2174  (4 p.m. to midnight]  retary of the senate was ironed state during the legislative in-out 'hiursday by a legislative terim, but refused to commit committee which endorsed an- himself to the chief clerk post bual wage increases for the two throughout the 1974 session. He state employes.  Seven members of the legisla  te following received annual,    ^    ,  salary increases: Randall Mur-  n0  contributions above $<)<>0 and dock. county engineer, $19,000 to , from  out-of-state sources. $20,250; Walter Osterhaus, assis-  He alfn  P ronused that to m ‘  indicated that he would drop the    candidacy,    I    shall    shortly    make  sure openess on the part of my  post for a political candidacy if  seven mernDers 01 me icgibia- k—    t en L arnD   five staff and salaries study  a  lucrative enough opportunity  M  ^ committee recommended that occurred, both Chief Clerk William Har-  Brown - "ho  alo "g  wit h Har  bison and Patricia Baldridge j will fill the unexpired term of Jim Gordon. Terms on the board; of health are for three years, j Members serving on the coun-'.nrvpv ” n'artv ^    rh’ipf    public my    personal    assets    and    ty welfare board are Supervisor*    to    $10 KB    Marvin    Hay     lax relurns    for    thc     P 3 * 1    thref    SOrS SchU,Ze and H ° pC R ° Sm '  $9,806    to    $10,688,    Marvin    Hay    _— ,,     and  R u by Murphy from Belle  “go    Plaine, all for one-year terms.  ward  maintenance superin-! y ears -  Dom Gruel Gierx william nar- «•««••» "•*«    "*»*    tendent    $10 460 to $11 402- Ed Dc 30 * 1 saia ne vvou,a   bor and Senate Secretary Ralph bor because of an error last    '_ ' '    '     $8877     . beyond the disclosure require-    ,,    ,  Brown be given $20,000 annual >' ear  > s on| y authorized to stay '    ’    ’.    melds of the law” by reporting    20 YEARS AGO - Mrs Loon-  sa1 aries for their full-time jobs. on the state payroll until Jan. 6.    ' ns <* c     ail contributions regardless of afd Cloud, one of eight Czechs  Harbor now receives $19,00(1 and  sait * he would work the full 1974    ^    K-ithv    Hersom    score-     amounts -     0     escaped    from    their home-  Brown $17,000.    ***<>"'    ^-'b^kkeeocr    $    5^15^0     Thc    First    dlStrict    SCal    pre ‘     M    preV ‘° US    JU ' y 3   An attempt to raise the sal* other action, the committee ^ aries of Harbor    and    Brown in    defeated    a    motion    by    Sen. Min-    L, K 0ur i v Dav ra $ e 0 r    no  the 1973 session    died    out in the     in the  secondary road  heavy pack of legislation when    ‘."f    il^t    department was raised from    a  for some 240    secretaries,    clerks    J  %2 % (o  ^  and ranged to a high of from $3.42 to $3.73 for those at the top of the pay scale.  The courthouse and county  pre-j land inc previous sently is held by a Democrat, homemade tank, spoke of her Rep. Edward Mezvinsky, Iowa experiences to the Cedar Rapids City.    I Rotarians.  and other staff personnel ployed by the legislature.  em-  Man Gets Five-Year  legislation house Republicans held out for a higher wage for Harbor, a former speaker of the house.  Both men were questioned by the committee after Rep. Dale Cochran (D-Eagle Grove), the house minority leader, pointed  out that Harbor’s office    hours    IOWA CITY — Phillip    Ray    board    $40    per    month    pay    raise,  and political appearances    have    Birkestrand Thursday was    sen-    which    reflected    an    increase    of  an unusual pattern.    It enc cd to an indeterminate about 9 percent.  Cochran voted against raising term not to exceed five years on     -..................—......  the salaries after questioning a drug charge Harbor about the clerk’s    work    Birkestrand was arrested  hours and outside activities. Nov.  30f  197^ after a search of  Seven others on the legislative his residence here allegedly staff and salaries study com- turned up a quantity of mari-mitte endorsed the pay raises j uana   Thursday.    Judge James Carter    sen-  The full house will decide on fenced him after he was convicted in a jury trial. A request I for a new trial was denied. He ' is to serve his term at the men’s reformatory in Anamosa.   T     rv r 1 home employes, other than of-  Term on Drug Count  flcialg| re  H  cei ^  an acros ,  the   Feed the Birds  DALE'S  . FRUIT MARKET  Harbor’s salary and the full senate will decide Brown’s salary after the legislature convenes Jan. 14.  RENT A NEW PIANO  Si HOO Per Month Only IU  No Cortago or Drayage  All Rent Will Apply lf You Decide To Buy!  TICKETS a vailabk' at Hilthrunwr Mu to tut JU ion<em<»!  !<  Winn Audi University ol lu" J  ii iltk ii I wk ir s  116 SECOND S I K KL I SI  AU  FANCY APPLES POUND 29'.. 5 lbs. $1.25  *52  Ad Vofifhit and Vies  tffltS .................. ’    J    end    up  ’SAVE up to SOV* an Condy I Natl Mi* am nor /LQ< Otwrw SIK la UY  Ibi  4W lb Miniature Stied     7Q   MiudChweiatM .    .    I lexer I rib  Cofomel (kilters ..............79*lb  lOOIb*. Red or    SX.SO  Whit. SPUDS    O  IO Ibf,...      89e  UUU MSK!TS USO. 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