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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                2 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Feb. 11. Briefs-- Conopus Club Dr. Kingsle Grant will speak on cable telev sion at Tuesday's Conopu. club meeting, at noon at th Embassy club. Dean's List Bctte Jo Ga briel Menefee, 1300 Oaklanc road NE, has made the dean' list for the first semester a College of the Sequoias in Visa lia, Calif. Evening Optimists Tues day's meeting of the Cedar Rapids Evening Optimists wil be Founders and Awards nigh with a special program by Don Angott, p.m. at the Long branch. 1974 Proof sets, Jer- ome's. Adv. Executives Assn. Mart; Ralston, sanitarian for the Linn county health department, wil speak on "Communicable Dis eases" at Thursday's a.m Cedar Rapids Executives Assn meeting at the Roosevelt hotel. Astros Florida trip. Adv. "An Experience of Unity" to celebrate Christian Unit: among Catholics and Protes tants. Sun., Feb. 17, p.m All Saints For Valentine's day, Love is an Antique from the Stable on the Alley, 365-2448.-Adv. Best Rental Open 7-9 Week- days, S-5 Sundays. Adv. Love is a Valentine on the classified "Love Is" page Feb. 14th. Dial 398-8234.-Adv. Willa Phillips is back at La Femme Coiffures. For appoint- ment dial 365-9955. Adv. "Heart's Delight" Hawaiian Anthurium and white Pom- Pons, Pierson's, your extra touch florist, Adv. Coat Stolen Bathje of Newhall told police a coat and a pair of gloves were stolen while he was at Kmart West, 2727 Sixteenth avenue SW. Theft Kohoutek, 5051 First avenue SW, reported a tape deck, ?15 speaker, worth of tapes, a tachometer and ?20 worth of gauges were taken from his car Saturday night while it was parked al 5215 Harbet avenue NW. Denies Windfall To Insurers from New Health Bill WASHINGTON (AP) HEW Secretary Weinberger denied Sunday that President Nixon's health plan would mean billions of windfall profits for insurance companies. However, he added, "If it re- sults in a reasonable profit, that doesn't disturb me a bit." Weinberger, interviewed on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press" program, denied the adminis- tration plan's over-all annual cost would be about billion. He said he didn't recognize as "experts" those who had made such estimates. Earlier Weinberger had es timated the cost of a plan pro- posed by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) at billion, saying the Kennedy plan would mean "a very substantial increase in taxes." The Nixon plan, he said, would "not require any new taxes" and would mean a feder- al outlay of only billion. He estimated state costs at close to billion a year but said it was impossible to estimate the total costs to individuals and employ- ers. Weinberger said competition and federal and slate regulation would prevent undue profits to the private insurance firms who would handle the vastly in- creased health coverage under the Nixon plan. He also denied the plan would permit wide disparity in the quality of health care in dif- ferent parts of the country. He said that in his opinion health services would be brought up to higher standards all over the country. Fun And Games Tuesday Night P. M. Open To Pub- lic. V. F. W. Hall 709 2nd Ave S. E.-Adv. Breakin adding machine valued at ?100 was reported taken in a breakin Saturday night at the Serv-Quik Cleaners 3905 Center Point road NE Entry was gained by breaking window on the building's north side, police said. The sweetest Valentine gift.. a fresh fruit basket from Dale's Fruit market, Open 9-6. 3338 Center Point Road NE. 364-3314. Always Free Hospital Worried? Listen to God's Word. Benedict. Items Taken Hale 3000 Carroll drive SE, reported tools valued at a battery charger, and a 12 volt battery pack were taken from his car over the weekend tvhile it was parked in the rea of 406 First street SW. Associated Chiropractors Hoyt Thomas D.C., John Roper B.S. D.C., Iowa Theatre Bldg. After work appointments by request. -Adv. Any size living room sham- pooed ?8.95. Bedroom through Feb. 28. Work guaran- teed. 366-6226 Diamond Carpet Upholstery Ponderosa Steak House needs day help. Apply 9-11 or 2-4. 2275 16th Ave. Best Rental open 7-9 week- days, 8-5 Saigon Tries To Aid Border Camp SAIGON (AP) South Viet- namese troops with tank, air and artillery support are batti- ng toward a strategic border amp in the central highlands, tie Saigon command reported Monday. The command reported hard ighting Sunday from the high- ands to the Mekong Delta, with 4 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong and 29 government sol- liers killed in five battles. In the highlands 12 to 15 miles southwest oE Pleiku, 38 North Vietnamese and 18 government soldiers were reported killed ,t. Col. Le Trung Hien, Saigon's chief military spokesman, salt :he North Vietnamese were jlocking reinforcements for the Le Minh base camp, which hreatens Communist supply ines on the western side of the u'ghlands along the Cambodian Mrrter. The Communists overran the :amp on Sept. 22, but in Jan- uary it was retaken by a 30-man ilatoon landed by helicopter. Since then Saigon has been try- ng to get more men to LeMinh. Hien said the camp is not oc- cupied permanently now by ei- her side. Wash Jazz Band Tops in State The Washington high school azz band swept honors at the econd annual Drake University azz Spectacular Saturday in Des Moines. The jazz band won first place i the AAA class and won the weepstakes for all classes of lands. Competing were 35 jazz lands from throughout the tale. The 21-student jazz band irected by Dick Brickley. :orest Blaze Set in Hammer-Sickle Shape VALPARAISO, Chile (UPI) set a forest fire in the hape of a monumental hammer nd sickle outside this port city, ic newspaper El Mercurio re- orled Thursday. Firemen said the area had een soaked with gasoline be- ore the fire was set creating ie Communist party emblem. Advertisement Do Your FALSE TEETH Drop, Slip, or Fall? Eon'fc keep -worrying about vour Jalso teeth dropping at the, wrong time. A denture adhesive can hob. rives dentures a lone- or, firmer, steadier hold, Mokoa eat- ing more cnJoyaWo-For more security and mo FASTEETH Den- turo Adhesive Powder, Dentures that fit aro essential to health. Soot dentist regularly. Feed fhe Birds Expert 3-DAY Service on Watch and Jewelry Repair Speclollilnn in Diamond Remounting and Diamond Appraisals Jewelers 31 2 THIRD AVENUE SE Many Truck Drivers Are Back on Roac Independent truckers began taking to the highways in greater numbers Monday wit predictions thai the majorit; would be back to work by the end of the day. Iowa continued to be one o the states where many indepen dent drivers have refused to ac cept terms of a settlemen worked out in Washington las week. Even though some 250 drivers from northeast Iowa voted ii Waterloo Saturday to eontinm the strike, more owner-opera tors were on the road Monday. Near Normal Truck stops in the Cedar Rapids area said conditions were rapidly returning to nor mal. A spokesman at Cedar Rapids Steel Transportation, Inc., saic about 30 percent of its indepen dent drivers across the country were back to work Monda; morning, with expectations hal would be on the road by Mon day noon. The Iowa highway patrol saic truck traffic picked up between 50 and 70 percent of norma over (he weekend. There were no reports of truck driver harassment in the state. Meet Again Truckers in .many parts of the state planned to meet again Monday to re-evaluate the situa lion. Dave Dawson, one of the spokesmen for owner 'operators in the Cedar (Rapids v area, ac- knowledged that the strike was all but over. "I'm telling drivers who call me to do what the; want." "Severe" Times Dawson said the last severa; months have been severe for the independents. He said there have been many who lost their rigs during this period, ant others about to, himself includ ed. However, Gene Robison, man- ager of General Motors Accep- tance Corp. in Cedar Rapids and Bob Fletcher at Rapids Chevrolet, said there has not )een any substantial increase in he number of repossessed rucks. Francis J. Kirby Dies, Services Set ANAMOSA Francis J Kirby, 66, of Anamosa, died Sun- day in a Cedar Rapids hospital Following a long illness. Former- ly of Hopkinton, he had-lived in Anamosa 18 years. Born Feb. 7, 1908, in White Water township in Dubuque county, he was married to Ar- ;azema Carrandus on Feb. 9 1932, at Manchester. Mr. Kirby was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church in Anamosa. He was a farmer for many years and was employed by Jones county prior to his retirement. Surviving are his wife, eight daughters, Mrs. Francis Boed- ng of Hopkinton; Mrs. Gilberl 3ecker of Coggon; Mrs. Gary Siddell of Delhi; Mrs. Glen Lange of Springville; Mrs. Rob- ert Jones of Marion; Mrs. David tfoenek of Anamosa; Mrs. Bill 5elton of Cascade; and Mrs. Donald Chapman of Springville: 'ive sons, William, Edward and John Kirby, all of Anamo- ;a; George Kirby of Cedar lapids; and Donald Kirby of Marion; three brothers, Ray Cirby of Hopkinton; William Cirby of Detroit, Mich.; and Paul Kirby of Earlville; four sisters, Mrs. Bill Clark of Iowa My; Mrs. Leonard Sackett and ATS. Main Hucker, both of Hop- cinton; and Mrs. Bill Graham if Cascade; 62 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic church at Anamosa by he Rev. Alfred Brosius. Rosary will be recited this evening at he Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Entombment will be made in the Garden of Eternal jjvc at Cedar Memorial ceme- ery. Carnations lor your teacher. PECK'S FLOWERS 5008 Cenlor PI. Rd. NE 393-5365 City, County Offices Will Close Tuesday Cedar Rapids and Linn county offices will be closed Tuesday for Lincoln's birthday, as will state liquor stores throughout (he state. However, retail stores, banks, factories, state offices (employ- ment service, revenue depart- ment and driver's license bureau) and federal offices (in- cluding the post office) indicat- ed they will be open. Regular garbage pickup will be made Tuesday. Russians Report Allies Oil Clash MOSCOW (AP) Pravda said Monday the U. S. hopes to use the 13-nation Washington en- ergy conference to set up a co- alition of industrial Western na- tions against the oil-producing countries. The Communist party newspa- per said the U. S. also wants to 'smooth over somehow contra- dictions between America and its allies which rushed to save their own economies, pushing aside and trampling (heir neigh- bor." The conference may result "in a new clash between the U. 3. and its partners" since the West European countries and Japan have made clear they in- lend to act independently, the commentary said. Griffin Change of Bill Title Draws Protests DES M01NES (AP) Senate Democrats Monday called for an investigation of action taken by Sen. James Griffin (IJ-Coun- cil Bluffs) in changing the title of a controversial bill. Griffin is chairman of the sen- ate cities and towns committee. The Democratic caucus asked the senate ethics committee to investigate if Griffin took im proper action in changing the title of a bill intended to allow long trucks to enter Iowa's border cities. Asks Removal The milder recommendation came after Sen. Joan Orr (D- Grinnell) originally called for senate censure and his removal as the committee's chairman. The senate began debate on long trucks bill last Friday, but deferred action after Sen. Wil- liam Palmer (D-Des Moines) said he had discovered the bill had been changed after it was voted out of the cities and towns committee. The original title, approved by the committee, was "An act relating to the over-all length of combinations of vehicles permit-, ted in the border cities." But as the bill was printed, the title appeared as "An act relating to the operation of vehicles or combinations, of been clouded by Griffin's ac- tions. 'No Jurisdiction' vehicles permitted In the border cities." This change in title left the bill open for amendments to allow increase weight on Iowa highways. The committee had earlier de- bated a proposal by Griffin on allowing heavier vehicles in the border cities, but overwhelm- ingly voted it down. Iii the open caucus, Sen. Min- n e 11 e Dodere (D-Iowa City) said that if the senate continued to allow committee chairmen to.........._.. _. _ _ make such changes "we are (tie, but "1 haven't seen it hap- going to have to put a watchdog on every committee chairman." Assistant Majority Leader Gene Kennedy (D-Dubuque) said the future of the bill has Griffin's only comment was to say, "1 just don't think the ethics committee has any juris- diction." Senate Majority Leader Clif- ton Lambora (H-Maquoketa) said he was trying to find out what took place. "1 think we have to work on the bill the committee voted he said. He said he knew of no rule that prevented the committee chairman from changing the pen before." Sen. Cloyd Robinson (D-Ccdur Rapids) was back at his desk in the Iowa senate Monday after Two Men Charged in Iowa Woman's Death Trenton hospital by a man, who then sped away. Authorities said she had been shot once in TRENTON, Mo. (AP) The highway patrol said two men wanted in connection with a shooting death surrendered early Monday at the Gnindy county sheriff's office in Tren- ton. They are Bernie White, 30, and James Russell, 19, charged in' the Friday night death of White's 24-year-old wife, Gala Ann of Newton, Iowa. Arraign-j menl was set for Monday. the chest with .22-caliber weapon and died a short time later. Warrants issued Sunday by the sheriff's office charged White with murder and Russell with the theft of three weapons. Police said the guns, taken from a Trenton residence Fri- day night, were believed con- The woman was taken to a nected with the shooting. missing all but a day or two of this first four weeks of the 1974 session. Robinson has been re- cuperating from a viral infec- tion. State Rep. Joan Upsky (fi- Cedar Rapids) was absent Mon- day with a touch of the flu. Rep. Lipsky became ill last week and was under doctor's orders to remain at her home in Cedar Rapids for the first two or three days of this week. School Officials Meet Thursday School principals will partici- pate in an in-service course Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Joint County School System, 4401 Sixth street SW. James Marshall, nationally recognized expert on staff de- velopment and motivation, will be guest speaker. He has spon- sored Dale Carnegie courses for 18 years in Eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Principals from the six-county area will share new ideas in school managcmenl and curric- ulum development. No Quake Damage PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) A mild earthquake rumbled through Pasadena and other nearby cities early Monday but apparently caused no damage. Save S750aweek Buy a week in next winter. Start saving a week in a Merchants National 5% Ski Bunny Account now, and spend a fantastic week skiing in one of the ski capitals of the world next February. 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