Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 6, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

February 06, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Kaiiids Gazelle: Wed.. Feb. 19J4 Consumers Stocking Up; Not Necessary Yef By Dale Kucicr Some coii-sumers, fearing a food because of, the strike by independent truck drivers, were rushing Cedar Rapids grocery stores Wednes- day to slock up on supplies. However, (here appeared lo be no immediate danger of their cars, shortages in the area, though) truckers were threatening to close down Ihc huge Nash-Finch food warehouse in northeast Cedar Rapids. Operators of food store chains reported that while consumers appear to be stocking up, trucks supplying them continue to operate. Nearly all deliveries are being made during the day, however. The work stoppages by in- dependents and the shutdown of other drivers cither in sympa- thy or fear were beginning lo Mayor Don Canney was asked I has challenged an ad- I confrontation Tuesday bet ween .drivers lo complete delivcrv of SC' 8ivc" by Wil- l iruckei- and'lowa high-'perishable food loads. voters, late Tuesday aflei- Proponents County Attorney Challenges Three Firemen Ask Vote on Judge on Jury Admonition Are Promoted Cl I -r able l.inn County Ally. William The promotions of three fire- ement of assistant chief William T. McAlleii last year. The promotions were based on results of a civil service exami- nation. to whether to award to the grand jury inves-i Closed ;cable television franchise to negating the Cedar Rapids police mcant by local Company. se. said Smith, we, ,uipanmim. copy of the motion and told the! i _ _. 1.1 jini'ii to ranks of uisrict com- I judge lie had not conducted ex- 1 CSCape I n imander. captain and lieulenanl D I M I L 4. LOS ANCELES (AP) It haustivc research on the mat- ter. way patrolmen at the Ilawk-1 Truck Stop in Coralville. Rambo i claims one of the state troopers are closed Once the L'luiei lowa law- llle in admonition, the iudgi :r...... shook ins finger under the drivers' noses, ordering them cap! (were approved Wednesday the city council. Promoted to district chief was hergoocis is unloaded, our ca" for tnc referendum if; advised the jury, among other been returning :lt leasl 25 things, not ID "read anything in ly nwiHTs m each city precinct, the neMspapei- or hear Will lie Trouble he warned. "Our n''- I'ercy Harris. 3626 lieverjon the radio or see or hear any- 'enue SE, president of Commu-jthing on television concerning ill lives and we're not Cedar Rapids, pre- this matter while yon are serv- them." said a dispatcher for sented petitions at Wednesday's ing on this grand jury." "Most ef our drivers do not; ivanl to go out and risk from the start lias been modern-iclis'''- (ion. We can't be held respons-! fom' ible for what ;i few yo-yos do." Rambo said the truckers were considering attempting 10 block Of CRST's 504 trucks, e tied up in Pennsyl- vania, and three in Indiana. While food deliveries were Mash-Finch either Wednesday: ill being made riking truckers Wednesday, claimed to or Thursday. "Some of our 75 Iff" the gasoline pie have wanted to do it fromitankers whleh sl'PP'-v flllmS sta" the he said. Jtlons There were con- eity council meeting He also presented a proposed ordinance awarding the fran- chise and governing its opera- tion, and a check for to cover the cost of the referen- Cosl Estimate In a motion filed Wednesday morning, the county attorney asked the judge to vacate the admonition, calling it "an abuse of power by the court." Kaehes said Wednesday he that remark that in the limited time for preparing! llach, 52, who joined the motion he had found no] the fire department in 1954 and cases that involved an identical jwas promoted lo captain in 1972. William Daugherly, 41, who situation. He said the comment wasi. made in the context of "lc department in IStil aging the judge to research was promoted to lieutenant matter also.- I hi 19Cli, was made a captain Later Wednesday morning Hie replacing llach. grand jury was dismissed until; Firefighter William Phelps, March 4, when routine was promoted to fill the lien- are scheduled, or until an assis-l tenant's spot vacated by Daugh- attorney general who has'erty. Phelps joined the deparl- Harris said County Auditor tllc what statutory authority he had nition iven ,hem didn't lake sheriff's officers long to pick Avion Garrison out of a crowd of pedestrians in West Hollywood. He was the man wearing a d e n i m jacket with "L.A. COUNTY stenciled across the back. Deputies were so taken by it that they asked Garrison, 25, where he got it. Then they escorted him lo the sheriff's substation where he had leaped a chain link fence and escaped about 10 minutes earlier Sunday night, (larrison a an inside trusty serving 90 retir- (lays for forgery. "1 believe that is the last thing I lhf iMerle Kopel estimated the cost; we should do. but if moderation fW 7? !at doesn't work, we will have to 'S' dcllvcnes of Sas Harris asked the referendum Iwerelat have broader effects on more drastic steps. lowa economy. i "And if Simon (President Nix-j Public Antagonism Wilson Plans Wilson and Co. is considering additional layoffs Friday. About 150 persons have already been laid off at Wilson, and the re- maining work force is putting in about a 32-hour week, plant of- ficials said. Reports of cutbacks at Penick and Ford turned out to be false, although the situation could change by next week if the truck strike is not over. "Penick is operating and we have not laid anyone said a plant official. "We won't have any problems this week." John Koons, head of the Iowa Shippers Assn., said 30 depart- ment stores which depend on truck service for dry goods de- livery will begin feeling the ef- fects of the truck shutdown next week. Included are about a dozen Cedar Rapids stores. Other Communities Other communities were hav- ing more severe problems Cornblossom Foods in Vinton closed Tuesday, resulting in the loss of jobs for 80 persons. President Lou Sanboeus sak Cornblossom plants in Wesl Union and Independence will re- main open through Thursday, and as long as pork supplies are delivered. Dubuque Packing Co. in Du- buquo resumed limited opera- tions Wednesday, but most of the firm's employes were still on layoff. The company, heavily depen- dent on the owner-operator truck driver, is looking for al- ternate methods of moving pro- cessed meat. Job Layoffs Across the state, job layoffs on's fuel chieftain) doesn't stop making statements about a Rambo said he realized that be set March 5, with March 12 as a second choice. Harris termed cable television I violence and blocking of food handful of truckers stopping plants and warehouses could the country, there will be more I p reduce public antagonism trouble. We are not a handful." j against the truck strikers. "But in Cedar Rapids and said he feels it is important Watched Caravan because of the strike passed the mark. J. I. Case in Burl- ington and the Chamberlain Manufacturing Co. in Waterloo have been forced to close. About 600 at the Waterloo firm were idled, and at the Burlington company were out of jobs. Five other meat processing firms in the state were closed, and Iowa Beef Processors at Mason City planned to Wednesday, idling 90 workers. close Rambo said he and a number j of other truckers watched the long caravan of trucks pass the Iowa City area Tuesday from inside a Johnson county sher- iff's car parked on an inter- state 80 overpass. "When we arrived, we had to park a certain distance from the interstate." Rambo paid. "The deputy said we could sit in his car. He preferred that, saying lie could keep an eye on us." There were four more reports of sniping Wednesday in Iowa. Three trucks were hit by bullets near the Marne interchange of [-80 in western Iowa. Bullet Holes State troopers in Des Moines there will be he said. found holes in three .22 caliber an eastbounri bullet truck that a local company be volvecl. "When cable does come to no moratorium, Rapids jt ought (0 be under the control of local he said. From C.R. Rambo said he is losing hi; truck because he cannot make the a month payments. He purchased the 1972 tractor foi slightly over he said. Rambo said his guess is thai most independent drivers net between and a year once expenses are deduct- ed. "That's not very much for a 70-hour he said. Gov. Robert Ray said Tues- day the highway patrol and Bureau of Criminal Investiga- tion will assist local authorities in apprehending anyone in- volved in harassing truckers. No Guard Call He said there are no plans at present to call out the Iowa na- :ional guard. "If you take guardsmen off heir jobs to stand guard you could lose a lot of manpower j There was no disagreement that will a prolonged truck severly affect the strike Iowa owned by the Stoppenback Truck Lines of Jefferson, Wis. A Des Moines driver told authorities two shots were fired at his truck near West Liberty. Ted Dunn said he was passing a slow moving car on 1-80 when someone; in the car fired two shots at him. One bullet lodged in the sleep- er compartment of his cab and the other hit the trailer. Dunn was not hurt. A driver for Iowa Beef Pro- cessors told police a pop bottle was thrown at his windshield near Early in northwest Iowa. Thirty minutes later, he was again the target of a bottle near dent on lrucks. Railroads are al- alva on U.S. 20. He was not ready lowa, he hurt. said; Scott county sheriff's deputies j Carstens said a massive close- were investigating reports that down of the meat industry in several pickup trucks were stop- iowa could result in job loses )ing semi-trailer rigs near Dav-for lowans. And the af- enport. Deputies said drivers I fects of the strike could reach were being asked to honor the I the livestock market, he jaid Officers and board member: of Community Cable are Cedai Rapidians. Harris said the companj started preparing a proposa about 15 months ago, and over year was spent writing the ordi- nance, which he called a mode for other cities. He said the cable should pro- vide, in addition to entertain- ment, educational and public access services. "We have come up with what we think is an excellent ordi- nance for the he said. Two Criteria He sadi the two most impor- ant criteria in awarding a fran- chise are whether the company s interested in the community and whether it has the neccs- and still miss the Ray know-how. salrj I He said Community Cable's economy. Economist Robert Carstens at Iowa State university said a key to the problem is how, long non- striking truckers will stay off the highways. Railroads Unlikely He was not hopeful that Iowa's railroads could step in and bail out industries depen- interest in Cedar Rapids is ap- parent because it is a local com- pany, and that enough technical expertise is available in Cetik Rapids to construct a sophis- ticated cable system. said a: :date fqry; the referendum will be set pending approval of the ordinance by the city legal department and verification of the petition by the city clerk. "General Authority" Eads replied he was issuing it under (he general authority for the administration of jus- tice. In the motion Wednesday, the county attorney said the alleged power by the court "may be a step toward further abuse of judicial powers over the grand jury in subsequent instances, and therefore must be chal- lenged by the state of Iowa." The motion says the news media are one of the bulwarks protecting proper operation of our system of government and in many instances information related by the news media makes everyone in a democracy more knowledgeable. "No Authority" The motion declares that the court does not have authority in any way to limit the investiga tory powers of the grand jury and to do so would be an illcga interference by the court in the adminstration of justice. The motion notes that the ad- monition was the one ordinarily 5iven to a petit jury. It notes that such an admonition is prop- erly given to a petit jury, which is limited to the evidence wrought before it. However, the motion declares the grand jury is different, noting court cases and other legal authorities declare the ?rand jury may derive informa- ;ion source." .Eads said Wednesday a'hear- ng will be held on the motion Thursday at 9, a.m. "Interesting Issue" The judge said the motion 'aises an interesting legal issue and he called lo mind a quota- ion that "Only fools and dead people never change their minds." He said such a motion seeking a judge to change his mind is day afternoon. Oiark To Address fowa Jayeee Event U.S. Sen. Dick Clark will dis- unusual He said the coun'y cuss public financing of political attorney delivered a campaigns in a speech Saturday at a Jaycees banquet at Veter- ans Memorial coliseum. Over 900 Jaycees and their ndependent truckers' when the strike ends, and are expected to attend the )ut no force was involved. Marion Driver j production line from the tarmer jto the cattle buyer to the pro- The Gazette received a report i ccssing plant to the store to the 'rom a Marion driver that he was told to shut down "or else." The driver said consumer opens up again buyers may find prices have he only has a couple of trucks, iven so, the phone caller Tues- Storm Lake Firm nieht adviscd aSains' r, i n ther operations. He shut down. Hy-Grade Foods at Storm In Cni h Lake said it would operations indefinitely Friday, affecting 500 employes. Meanwhile, reports In Chicago Darrell Jones, dropped significantly. 30 YEARS AGO American troops, driving through the mountains behind Cassino, Italy, brought the Nazi strong- Des Moines Of during I nthnrl lence continued, and the pros- pects for more trouble were was stabbed and beaten Jan argument with several other j i circlement. three-fourths en- two-day annual winter meeting of the organization on Saturday and Sunday. 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