Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 5, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

February 05, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tiie Ccdar KaPids Tues.. Feb. 3. 1974 Trucking Shutdown Spreads; Jobs Cutl (Continued from Page 1.) jmoiily made by attorneys repre- isenting the state of Iowa, and I ifeel properly made. "Honor Bound" By Judy Daubenmeir' down arc being felt in other j "And I and my staff would The shutdown of ifdcpendenti m'cas of Cedar Rapids [feel bound to honor such coin- truckers in Rapids! economy such as the lay-off ,mtments. I would want the un- no reason for Ihe jury seeking a special prosecutor. Eads mentioned the possibility of a special prosecutor a month ago when the grand jury was i unable to get a copy of the! 'transcript from an assistant! county attorney. Monday afternoon after the matter of the special prosecutor was concluded Fachcs asked to! Chief Killed, 2 I Upper Iowa Legislation To Be Asked I Ity Ken Sullivan Other Firemen Hit by Gunman! will be sought by the Iowa con-j percent of the property in- spread Tuesday as one truck! in iderslanding at the outset, such firm chill Hnwn nnnralinnc -ind i llVeStOCK Slaughter areas Of I firm shut doun operations and, i commitments would be honored another curtailed operations. j vhclhor therc is propcr Herald Smith, president of, Forrest Mykleby, generality or not, if we arc involved." Cedar Rapids said jhe plan, Turner told about his unsuc- bclween 40 andlcessful attempt to get a bill 50 percent this week. The to trom prosecution, ployes not laid off are working lle a murdcr ease minimum hours, not full days. county in which the county ''The chances are, unlessjattorney promised immunity there is an improvement in the transportation system, there very possibly could be further reductions in employment at the said Tuesday, "We're not mov- ing a wheel. We had some per- ishable freight on hand Monday that we are getting rid of. The trucks went out to Denver and Chicago but they will be coming back empty." Smith said bis drivers feared violence from independent drivers trying to shut down the trucking industry to protest high cnd Or the Mykleby said., fuel prices and low rates. CRSTi-'W'e are regulating production! employes arc members of We don't overproduce. We Teamsters union. able to move what we pro- "The drivers are refusing to jduce." run. We would allow any of Livestock buying has also them to run if they wanted been sharply curtailed at Wil- Smith said. ison's. CRST's deliveries east of Chi-j Food Situation cago were shut down ten days ago because of violence in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Some essen- tial loads were sent to Maine, Massachusetts and New York by way of Canada. One CRST driver based in Richmond, Va., reported Monday he was shot at in Pennsylvania. Surprised Bill Dobbins, branch manager of the Nash Finch warehouse, said the warehouse is receiving fewer deliveries from Chicago and Ihe East, but has about a two- to three-week supply of items on hand right now. He expecls supplies of meal and fresh fruits from Florida and California will shrink by the "I'm surprised they were so end of the week because of Ihe trucking shutdown. Officials of the Standard Oil Co. terminal in North Liberty, which supplies gas to Cedar Rapids stations, told The Gazette about 50 percent of the termi- nal's drivers are refusing to Smith continued. "It's pure fear. The truckers are better organized than 3 thought they would be. They've got the other truckers scared." Smith agreed not to ship any more freight Monday when he attempted to lead a caravan of eight trucks out of town and was stopped by protesters. He said he is sympathetic to their plight. Officials of Western Trans- port Co. said few drivers are working, particularly over the road drivers who own their own tractors. Company of- ficials refused to indicate how many drivers were not work- ing out of sympathy with the truck stoppage. to one person to gel a conviction of another. That murder would not have been solved granting immunity, he said. "We honored the county attor- e y s commitment in thai case." Turner said. "Whether it was right or wrong, he rep- resented the slate of Iowa." The grand jury requested the special prosecutor late Monday afternoon after spending about three hours with County Ally. Faches Monday morning con- cerning the investigation. The jury dealt with unrelated matters in the early part of the afternoon. About p.m. the jury went rom behind its closed doors into open court with Judge Eads. The judge said the jury foreman and one other juror had requested to talk with him and that they had then talked in chambers. Report Asked Eads then asked the county at- torney to report on Ihe grand jury's wishes. Faches said UUDEWATtiR, Texas (AP) A gunman hiding in a tavern shot and killed Ihe fire chief of Dale Reiser, Dorchester, a servation commission ia its el-' "Such a designation." Sehnepfjjt is "the commission's respon- well result in lo j speak to one of the jurors out side the courtroom. oust Texas town wuuiuled two of his men U> 'j said, "may gi to develop por.mns of thejtioilal ilddilional, COmpallWC vide recreuliuu for lowans (the pro- Tuesday, officers said. i waterway. An informational report i with the resource. on i "Therefore the staff rccom- for the nation. 1 feel it should be (or lowans." After he and the juror. George j Firemen said they received a j preparations (progress of Upper Iowa at this time against seek- ajpreparations was submitted to; ing national designation. ileck, returned to the courtroomjcall ab Caches said an '-important w ter has come up. George was on fjic abcut a.m. from a who said the tavern, Bet- are still being run. Deliveries made but will take longer with fewer drivers. Some filling sta- tions were running low on gas, or completely grade fuel. out of regular Shots Fired af Truck of CRST ALBIA (AP) A truck driver jfor the Cedar Rapids Steel A meeting Monday night be- Transport Co. said Tuesday he lad expressed the grand jury to .him through tween Briggs Transportation Co. employes and protesting drivers did not' succeed in shutting that firm down, as the firm was reported Tuesday morning to be running as usual. Jerry Murphy, 1217 K street SW, who has been active in the truck stoppage, told The Ga- zette, "The company guys don't want to run. They're forced to run. They either run or they don't have a job. There's noth- ing we can do about it, and nothing they can do about it. "We're going to continue to shut down and continue to try to shut down the companies that don't want to, but we're not going to use force on Murphy said. "How long this is going to drag on is anybody's Effects of the trucking shut- was shot at while returning to his home. Ed Hiemstra, 37, Ollie, said the incident occurred about eight miles east of Albia on U.S. 34. He said three bullets struck the cab of his truck. One shat- tered the windshield on the pas- senger's side of the cab. GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS hi News, lookkiipmg, Genual Infor- mation ond Hoi Listed Below Call ............................398-8211 Ciralntion-Submiplion Depl.......398-8333 Mqn. thru Sal. 8 a.m. (o 7 p.m. Sundays Until 12 Noon Holidays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vfuni im Man. thru ffi. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday until 12 Noon Display Adralising................398-8222 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mnrion Olfice ....................398-8430 lis assistant that the jurors 'feel that in the interest of all concerned, myself and the grand jury, that they request a special prosecutor be appointed. "In our informal conversation I indicated the attorney general might be the proper person. I believe that is what the grand jury wants. "The county attorney wants to join in the motion for a special prosecutor, for the attorney gen- eral or an assistant." The judge asked each juror whether Faches' statement was correct, and each said it was. Faches declined to elaborate Tuesday on the jury's reasons for seeking a special prosecutor beyond' his statement in court that they felt it was "in the in- terest of all concerned, myself and the grand jury." The county attorney said he did not feel he should try to speak, for the jury. He declined to comment on whether he had acceded to the jury's request while he was on vacation last month that it be given a copy of the transcript of his investigation, the question- ing of 55 witnesses under oath. "Don't Know" Judge Eads said he did not the transcript has been or will be turned over to jury. He said he was given There's always something different in good food at Bishops Take vegetables, for example. You'll choose from a selection of three or more potatoes and four or more vegetables every day... from au gratin to zucchini... all different... all delicious many in season. A wide and ever-changing variety of reasonably priced foods is one of the many reasons people eat at Bishops. Next time your family eats out, enjoy the great variety of good food at Bishops. YOU'LL FIND WE'RE JUST A LITTLE CAFETERIA 321 First Ave. S.E. BUFFET 4444 First Ave. N.E. wishes to speak to the court about a most urgent matter. "It should not be made public record. It may be prejudicial, because of adverse publicity." The jury then was dismissed for the day and Eads, Fachcs and Ileck conferred privately. Eads said Tuesday no action was being taken in connection with Ihe Heck matter, which he described as confidential. The minor blaze was extin- guished quickly and then a man, who firemen said had apparent- ly been hiding inside, began fir- ing at them. Fire Chief Harold Potts fell dead. Fireman James Smith. 21, slumped to the ground, a bullet in his head. Fireman Mike Can- non, 27, leaped back after a bul- 'et grazed his shoulder. The gunman ran from the commission T u e s d a y. I "If the proposed Jerry Schnepf of Ihe eommis- rejected, it would be possible to sioii said legislation needed in- continue with a program of total eludes: acquisition, assuming open Appropriation of open space i space funding continues to be funds; designation of the public! right to flowing water, intended! appropriated. If open space fumling is to clarify Ihe right to canoe rejected by the legisla- boat through private property; The authority to condemn for( partial interest in land, and im-j plementation of the critical; areas act which would enablej tjon development and ail- Ihe state to develop proposals toj ministration of the Upper protect areas of critical concern; as designated by the govern- The jowa asscmblyi ture, this commission staff recommends that Ihe nor ask the federal govern- mcnt to proceed with acqulsi- 20 YEAKS AGO The Demo- cratic national committee said it IIYIS sending "truth kits" ahead of Sen. Joseph McCarthy (H-Wls.) to editors and party workers in the cities along his speaking route. Man Siphoninq Gas jbuilding and into nearby woods, ment' j last year appropriated nn summary, Schnepf acqujsjijon Of property in: Dies as Fumes Explode MIAMI (AP) A man died Sunday of burns suffered when I where he was being sought. fumes exploded while he was session of Ihe main part of the siphoning gasoline from into his car. Police said Alejandro Prieto, 27, was burned over 80 percent of his body when a gas hot 30 YEARS AGO German troops were reported still in pos- Italian town of Cassino and were holding the Americans to the outskirts. Want ads will help you find water heater in his garage ignit-jlost items, use them for quick In his summary, acnncpi re-jfor acquisition of property minded commissioners that (he department of the interior injupperlowa 1972 said 80 miles of the Upper; Thc lwo designated areas con-! 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