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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Donald Labs was re-appointed Iliawulha fire chief for two years. A bid of from Cedar llapids Truck Center for a van to be used by the fire department as an emergency van wiis accepted. The council issued a class C beer permit and a cigaret pcr- Ed's Hiawatha Apco, Council Talks Bus Service For Hiawatha The possibility of bus service for Hiawatha was disc Thursday night by the Hiawatha {Center Point road, city council. Ed Beglcy of the regional transit authority spoke to the council on the cast of providing bus service Present cost is 65 cents per mile, but fuel prices are rising and new contracts must be negotiated with cni- plojvs, he said. Beglcy said he does not have enough equipment to service Suit Over Fatality To y.S. Court A lawsuit involving he dMth of a Uycrsvillc nan following a cur-lrain ac- Hiawatha and additional buses would be necessary. Govern- ment subsidies may be able for bus purchases. The council asked Beglcy to develop a proposal for potential service to lliawatha for the council to consider. An Iowa City planning firm, Powers, Willis, and Assoc., pro- posed a long-range planning study for the city costing be- tween and The comprehensive communi- ty plan would assess the city's problems, evaluate present fa- cilities and develop a land-use policy, forecast growth, revise and update the planning and zoning regulations. The council took the proposal under consideration. Two other firms have presented long-range planning proposals recently to the council. City Atty. Clinton Mo'ycr pre- sented the council with the list of questions which will be asked of residents living in the 1-380 corridor. A citizens' committee, formed to help fight the proposed route of 1-380 through the center of Hiawatha, will canvass residents living within feet of the proposed route. The survey will include ques- tions on ownership and descrip- tion of property in the corridor, fair market value, number and ages of residents, persons with respiratory diseases, their will- ingness to financially supporl opposition to 1-380, and the names of people contacted by the highway commission in re- gard to 1-380. The council also agreed to set up a meeting with Cedar Rapid; officials to formally propose an alternate route to the highway commission. The commission agreed in November to rcstudy the route of 1-380 through Hia- watha if Cedar Rapids and Hia- watha can agree on an alter- nate. Cedar Rapids traffic engi- neers have proposed a westerly route around Hiawatha, but the two cities have not formally approved it. In other business, the council delayed action on the Quaas- Kainz addition sewer project until its next meeting. City engi- neers had proposed running the sewers down the middle of the street, but residents told the council they preferred having the sewers on their lot lines behind their houses because their present septic tanks are in their backyards. The council postponed action until casements are granted by all properly owners affected. A counter-bid of from heirs of the Orville Quaas estate for land for a city park was rejected. The council had sub- mitted a bid of for 22 acres of land north of Hiawatha elementary school. The council asked owners ol the property to submit another counter-offer. Arab Papers Level Blast At Kissinger BEIRUT (AP) Secretary Stale Henry A. Kissinger's remark that a continuation of the Arab oil embargo must be regarded as blackmail has drawn predictably angry reac- tions in the Arab press. A columnist in the independent Beirut daily An Nahar said Arabs "are not expected to be frightened by the words and threats of the United States of- ficial." The columnist, Michel Abou Jawdch, added thai Ihe Arabs should reply to Kissinger by accusing him of resorling lo "verbal blackmail" a g a i n s I them. Jawdch noted that oil is toe main weapon the Arabs have in their diplomatic battle in the Middle East aimed at recover- ing Arab land captured by Is- rael in 1967. The left-wing daily Al Yoni said Kissinger has either forgot- ten or is pretending to forget that the lifting of the Arab oil embargo against the U. S. de- pends on Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territory and the restoration of (lie rights of the Palestinian people. "How much have these two conditions been realized lo just- ify a lifting of the oil embargo, or to provide evidence of a clear change in American the paper asked. Another leftist paper, Al Shaab, accused the American secretary of state of "insolence and arrogance" for resorting to the language of threats and warnings. "Such empty threats will not move a hair on the head of any Arab official who takes pride in his nationalism and the paper said. The Communist daily Al' Nida carried a front page editorial saying Kissinger's remarks "were not only a form of black- mail in themselves, but also pari repeated" arrogant threats made by the U. S. against the Arabs." ident has been transferred to Cedar Uapids federal court. Marian Beckett, Dyersville, iriginally filed the suit in Uu- MKHIC county district court. He is administrator of the cs- ate of Samuel Peter Beckett, vho was killed Jan. 17, 1972, in i crash involving his car and an llinois Central Gulf Railroad Co. train at a Dyersville inter- jection. Beckett seeks the money from he railway, claiming il was icgligenl by: Not having a proper sign or signal device warning of the crossing. 'Not sounding a whistle to varn of the approaching train. Allowing the train to travel aster than the 35 mph train speed limit in Dyersville. The suit seeks for the Jeckclt estate in lost earnings, ncdical, hospital, ambulance and funeral expenses and inter- est. Another is sought for .lie car which was demolished n the accident. The railway asked for the ransfcr to federal court, claim- ng a conflict between residents if different slates is involved as Is main offices are in Chicago. Snow Prevents Nixon Checkup WASHINGTON Presi- dent Nixon headed for the naval hospital in suburban Belhesda, Md., Friday for a psysical checkup, but traffic tieups caused by the snowstorm forced him to return to the White House without reaching Jiis des- tination. This marked the second post- ponement of his yearly check- up. He had been scheduled to have it Dec. 15 but postponed it Aides said at the time he did so to devote time to the energy Damage Is Minor In Iowa City Fire IOWA CITY Little Caesar's pizza parlor sustained damagi to a storage room as a result o a fire Thursday evening. A lighted cigaret thrown in a trash evidently containc caused the container to erupt, in flames, firemen said. The flames were fed a nearby 1! gallon container of cooking oil. Except for minor smoke dam age, the fire was confined to tin storage area. open until 8 p.m. c First National Motor Bank 7lh Avonno nnd 3rd Slraol In Mnrion J Gunman's Hostages Freed After Killing of Policemen Calif. (AC) A iranhan found Richards bran man who described himself as a "black god" has been booked for investigation of murder in the shooting deaths of two Oak- land policemen inside a crowd- ed junior high school. Aflcr shooting the policemen Thursday, the man took a wo- man and child hostage in his nearby apartment. He was shot in the abdomen by dfficers who .seized him and freed the hostages, Deputy Police Chief Thomas Donohuc said. J o li n Richards, 24, was looked at a local hospital where ic was reported in fair condi- ion. As he was carried from his apartment on a stretcher, Richards told police anil newsmen, "You have killed me. You are white devils and I am a black god." Oakland police officers David T. Marks, 26, and David .1. iranhan, 29, were killed with Marks' own gun inside James Hadison junior high school after hey responded to reports of a disturbance there. Donohuc said Marks and idling a gun in the main hull- way, which was filled with nto a conference room for qucs- i o n i n g but he apparently wrested Marks' gun away and hot both men through the head, )onohue said. KichardiS left Marks' gun on a able and fled through the More Civilians Named Iowa Driver Examiners DES M01NES In a continu- ng effort to increase the number of state patrol troopers on Iowa highways, six more drivers license examiner posi- t i o n s presently filled by roopers, have been opened to civilians, according to the Iowa public safety department. Five of the positions, Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Mason City, DeWilt, and Cedar Falls, have been filled, with an examiner still to be hired for Waterloo. The public safety departmenl was given the authority to re- place the uniformed examiners ivith civilians by the Genera Assembly in 1971. Since thai time, the department has re- placed 23 of the 28 unlformec examiners across the.state with civilians. The five remaining troopers will be replaced with civilians by next year. Those recently hired department, and currently dergoing Christine Johnson, 21, of Mason City, will be the drivers license examiner at Clarence Bcllevue will be the civilian ex aminer based at DeWilt. Power Outage In Iowa City Affects U. I. IOWA CITY Approximately ialf of the University of Iowa wildings were without power Thursday afternoon due to a power outage. Lights went out briefly city- wide at p.m. At about the same time, the University hos- pitals, main library, the Old Capitol area, all dormitories west of the river and other scat- tered U. of I. buildings experi- enced outages varying from five lo 45 minutes. Emergency power sources quickly rectified the situation ai University hospitals. A major burn operation, neurc-surgery and a splenec- tomy were being performed a the University hosptials the outage occurred: But, emer- gency power sources went into action operations proceeded on sched ule. For Hawaii Trip 1JKTU01T (AP) A con- sumers group charges Medicaid returning to class lucd Hichards and took him funds may be used to pay for a jlrip to Hawaii for 120 members the Michigan Nursing Home Assn. who plan to hold an edu cational workshop (here. A flyer discussing the seminar on "fiscal management of nurs- ing in the computer age" urges nursing home administra- jtors to "imagine eight swinging nuic diiu uuu iiiiimun uiu chool playground to his nearby j and partmcnl, taking the woman iiul child with him, Donohuc ;aid. lie held thorn inside his iparlment and refused entrcal- es to give himself up to police The Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Frl., Feb. 8, 1974 Group: Medicaid Funds May Pay Safety Rules Asked In Wake of Sao Paulo Fire SAO PAULO, Brazil necessity to introduce new re- Mayor Miguel C'olasuonno puu-iquiremonts" for security the lished an emergency decree! decree said. The mayor has said Friday imposing new lire safe- ty standards on Sao Paulo con- struction. It took effect one week after the fire in the 25 story Crcsiful bank building in which 180 persons were killed. C'olasuonno took the action "considering that il is of urgent Charles Chomet, executive] director of Care, said Citizens for Heller] Thursday lie saw nothing swinging about the pos- sibility that Medicaid, which vho quickly surrounded the i pays nursing home care for low- luilding. Finally, two officers donned irmorcd vests and broke into lie apartment. They freed the wo hostages unharmed and apturcd Richards, who was Jiot when he drew a gun, Dono- lue said. Schueiler, Former Dubuque Mayor, Dies DUBUQUE (I'Pl) Services 
                            

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