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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Flu Has Little C.R.; Other The 1974 riu which has hit sev- eral northeast Iowa counties in the eyes, ears, iiosc and throat has not showed up to a signifi- cant extent in the Cedar Rapids area. While census founts arc up at bath Cedar Rapids hospitals, of- ficials say it is not because of influenza. Likewise, Cedar Hapids Com munity school officials say there has been little absenteeism be- cause of flu. The latest report Courthouse Three Sentenced In Linn Court On Guilty Pleas Allen W. Burggraf, John C. Fichtner and Thomas G. Jones have been sentenced in Linn district court on guilty pleas lo charges against them. Burggraf received a sentence of up to seven years in the reformatory at Anamosa on a charge of false uttering of a check. The Security, Colo., man was accused of pass- ing an insufficient-fund check for at a Cedar Rapids department store Oct. 17. Judge Louis Schultz recom- mended that reformatory of- ficials consider giving the de- fendant a psychiatric evaluation and treatment during his incar- ceration. Fichtner received a suspend- ed sentence of up to seven years in the reformatory at Anamosa on a charge of false uttering of a check. He was placed on probation. The 23-year-old Cedar Rapids man was accused of passing a bad check for at a Cedar Rapids jewelry store last June 6. As a condition of probation, Judge James Carter ordered jhat Fichtner serve ten days in the county jail and make resti- tution on bad checks he had written. Jones was fined on a charge of second-offense drunk driving.: Judge .Harold Viktor1' ordered the 35-year-old Marion man, to enroll at his'own expense, in. a drinking driver's Community The judge said Jones' driver's license is revoked for an indefi- nite period and until successful completion of the course. Jones was arrested in Marion last 'Dec. 9 after allegedly driv- ing erratically. Impact in Areas Worse showed only 21 cases of flu out of a public school population iere of nearly Few Cases Public Health Nurses, who service the city's parochial schools, report only a few cases of the 1974 flu variety. "There may be cases where a nother kept a child home be- cause of car ache, upset stom- ach or some other ailment close- ly allied to said one school official, but it hasn't been reported to us as the flu." Dr. John Jacobs, an officer of he Linn County Medical Soci- ety, said he is unaware of any nfluenza problem yet in the Cedar Hapids area. The eases which have been he said, are marked >y muscle aches, alternating Fever and chills and sometimes cough, it lasts three to five days. Identification Dr. Robert Mcrrick of Gutlen- where the flu has reached severe levels, said there has )een no positive identification of the type of flu which forced closing of schools in that area. Across the river in Wisconsin, ic said, it has been identified as Strain B. The Guttenberg vari- ety has included headache, sore throat, runny nose, fever and a general weakness and aching. The state health department said school absenteeism has ex- ceeded ten percent in Clayton Fayette, Mitchell and Dickinson counties. Cpuncil Expected To Okay Sylvan Lane Addition The city" council is expected to approve the preliminary plat of Sylvan lane addition at its regu- lar meeting Wednesday morn- ing. The area, being developed by Jerome Padzensky, has caused controversy because the city en- gineering department recom- mended the plat not be ap- proved unless it includes city water and sewer facilities, in- stead of individual wells and septic tanks. The- property is outside the city limits on Cottage Grove av- 'enue SE, just cast of Indian road. The county has approved the plat, but approval is also required from Cedar Rapids be- cause the land is within two miles of the city limits. The use of city services would necessitate annexation of the land, either immediately or as soon as the land is contiguous with the city. Padzensky and residents of the surrounding area oppose an- nexation. A resolution has been pre- pared for action Wednesday ap- proving (he plat, subject to con- ditions recommended bv the planning commission. Use of city services is not one of the conditions, nor is annexation. Credit Union at Cryovac Elects The Cryovac credit union elected officers at its 20th anni- versary dinner-dance Saturday. The new officers are Sinn Hanzclka, 127 Wesley drive NW, president; Al Morris, vice- president; .Joyce Cooper, sccre lary; Ullecn Henderson, trcasur- or; Don Proclinskn, credit com- mittee chairman, and Jack Hen- xlnRcr, audit commlltce chair- man. 311 YISAH.S AGO Argentina suspended nil trade and flnnn- clnl operations with Germany mid Japan. (Continued from Page 1.) standard and universal way of identifying the primary pro- ducer, no rnatlcr what the product or whose private label appears on the Schmidt said. He said that FDA inspections of all 42 U.S. mushroom canncrs !iist spring disclosed "dcfieien.: cies serious enough to constitute a possible public health hazard" in 21 firms. led to five of the recalls, re- quired examination of 75 million cans, sampling of nearly studies, he said. Magistrate Court Controlled Substance Charge Is Dropped A charge of possession of con- rollcd substance against Gerald (ucera, who gave a southwest ;ide address when arrested, hasj >cen dismissed in magistrate's :ourt. suspended jail sen- a 30-day twice. He was charged witli trespass- ing on the properly of Lloyd llendryx, Walker, on Nov. 1. 1971. Kicburd Curtis, North Liberty, e's court i charge of possession of con- to (lie problem by not auditing mushroom canners closely enough, the National Canncrs Assn. must share the blame because it failed to provide small firms the technical exper- tise they needed but could not afford, Schmidt said. CO-day suspended jail sen- cnce. He was charged with posses- ion of marijuana on Dec. 11. Sheriff, Chamber Check Securities Sales Contacts Several rural residents have been contacted by persons who claim lo be securities agents and offer investment opportuni- ties paying 12 or 14 percent in- terest yield, sheriff's depart- ment and Chamber of Com- merce officials report. Linn Sheriff Walter Grant said his office has received sev- eral calls in the last couple weeks. The agents are asking for money immediately, he report-, ed, causing suspicion among those contacted. No Immediate Need Normally, such an agent would not require that money be provided on such short notice, Grant said. Sheriff's deputies have had no luck tracking down the agents as descriptions provided have generally been vague, he added. The state department of bank- ing and the state securities divi- sion in Des Moines have been contacted, he said. Chamber Bureau Harold Ewoldt, Chamber as- sistant executive vice-president, said the Chamber business con- sumers bureau has also re- ceived an inquiry from a woman whose sister made such an investment. The field of investment is a complicated and specialized one, he warned. "Persons considering invest- ments should consult well-es- tablished investment counselors, their bankers and lawyers be- fore entering into an investment he said. "There are inherent risks in investments and normally the higher the rate of return, the higher the risk." -i1 Fined On Tax Charge DAVENPORT Anton H. Picczynski of Bellevue Monday was fined on three counts of income tax evasion. The sentence was handed down in federal court here by Judge William Stuart. Pieczynski, former owner and operator of the Sportsman's Ex- change in Clinton, was found guilty last September by a fed- eral court jury. He was accused of paying no taxes in and 1967, and pay- ing for 1966 when his in- come tax liability was for 1065; for 1866, and for 1967. Authorities said he is also sub- ject lo civil penalties. CHy Briefs Hospitalized Ben McGlash- ing, 633 Thirty-sixth street SE, is a patient at Mercy hospital. Rent it Try it Like il Buy it. Buresh Rental. Adv. Fun and Games, All Saints Parish, every Wednesday, Brcakin A 12 gauge shotgun worth and a bowl of coins were reported taken Monday from the residence of William J. Vrba, 920 Daniels street NE. Hickory smoked barbecued ribs, shrimp and chicken served Wednesdays. Stickney's Score- board, Thursday Noon Optimists Robert M.L. Johnson, executive secretary of the Midwest Bi- Centennial committee, wil speak Thursday noon at the Elks club. Las Vegas-Grand Canyon- Southwest bus tour. Leaving Cedar Rapids .March 16. Linr County Farm Bureau invites you to join this tour. 377-4858 366-1835.-Adv. Television Taken Mrs. Leo Johnson, 296 Twenty-eighth ave nue SW, reported a television set worth and in coins were taken Monday from her home. P.M. the day preceding publication is the deadline for Want Ads published Tuesday through Saturday. Corrections and cancellations can be made from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Dial 398- 8234-Adv. In Hospital LeRoy Puck haber, 407 F avenue NW, is a surgical patient at University hospitals in Iowa City. Visitors welcome. Cedar Rapids Magic Club wil meet at 2920 1st Ave. N.E. on February 1, at 7 p.m Those interested in magic are Johnny's Parkway. Corner Ellis and F Ave. NW. Wednes- day special: Meat Loaf dinner. Served up 'til PM. Menu dining from 10 AM 'til 1 AM, Carry out orders welcome. Adv. Story Hour Weekly story hour for preschoolers will be held Wednesday at at the downtown public library audi- torium. A similar program will be held at the branch, 221 Edgewood road NW, at p.m. Mexican Border Vets 33 Mexican Border Veterans will hold their spring potluck and meeting Saturday noon at the home of Charles Sparr- grove, 1240 Thirty-eighth street SE. All Mexican Border veter- ans arc welcome. Edna Kidner, national auxiliary secretary from Indianapolis, Ind., will be the honored guest. 30 YEARS AGO Well ovci 800 U.S. heavy bombers carried out the greatest daylight opera lion of the war with an attack on the German industrial city ol Frankfort. Wan Fined on Assault, Battery John Penne, Hiawatha, pled ;uilty last week in magistrate's ourt to a charge of assault and lattery and was fined and :osts. He was charged with assault- ng Joyce Penne on Jan. 8. Williams Sentenced On Trespass Charge Nathan Williams, no address, iled guilty last week in magis- rate's court to a charge of :riminal trespass and was given Using Charts To Compute Taxes j Hather than choosing between .two charts available to compute lax liability when filing the 1040A short form, some taxpay- ers are using both charts, local Internal Revenue Service of- ficials report. By doing so, (hey are in effect Police, Mayor Wage Meeting Is Requested Cedar Hapids police have asked Mayor Donald Canney lo meet with them to discuss wages, benefits and working conditions. A registered letter signed by members of the Patrolman's Committee of the Policeman's Protective Assn. was mailed to he said. claiming exemptions twice, Don Klimcs, acting Cedar Rapids IRS office'manager, said. "Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of less than should use one of the tax tables in the back portion of the forms package that applies to the number of exemptions they are the mayor. The association said Tuesday the mayor has not responded to the request. Mayor Canney was unavailable for comment. The letter suggested several dates for the proposed meeting. A meeting between officers, who are dissatisfied with recent- ly granted wage increases, and Public Safety Commissioner month. The mayor was invited, but was out of town. 20 YEARS AGO President Tito was re-elected to a four- year term after he promised Yugoslavia would remain faith- ful to "her present friends" the Western allies. "If their adjusted gross in- come is or over, they should use schedules X, Y or on the back cover of the pack- age after first subtracting for each exemption. "Some taxpayers with an ad- justed gross income of under ;10.000 are using one of the tax tables which already has the for each exemption figured into it, and then also subtracting James Steinbeck was held last for each exemption, in ef- fect claiming each exemption twice." 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