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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedjr Rapids Gazette: Sat.. Feb. 16. 1911 Obifucrries Snow is expected tonight in parts of the north Atlantic states, upper Plains and north- ern Rockies. Elsewhere, generally lair weather should prevail. The Weather j Deaths Oehvein Ina Fridlcy, Jerviccs Monday at (R-Cedar Rapids) Friday Brants, where friends may call nn High temperatures Friday, low leni- j ceraiures overnight and inches of pre- cioitation: Ancti'age 12 -11 .12 L. Anqeles 704! Atlinla .60 421.40 Miami BIsm'ck .38 76. Services Monday at Noon Saturday 2 p.m......... Rainfall ...................trao Total for Feb..............trace Normal for Feb............ 1.0. Normal through Feb.......2.5' Total for 1974 1.63 Barometer, rising .........30.0: Humidity at noon..........59% Wind direction and velocity al Gazette weather station at 2 p.m., WNW at 20 mph. Sun rises Sunday, sun sets, Year Ago Today High 12; low, -2; precipitation, none. Degree Days Friday 43 Total to date Through Feb. 15, 1973 Percent of normal year 71.4 Total normal Jury Notices Panel No. 2 is to report for jury duty Tuesday. Panel No. 1 need not report. The court- house is closed Monday. Fires a.m. Friday. Air-evae at airport. p.m. Friday. Cutting- torch to junk car at 509 J ave- nue NW. p.m. Friday. Overheat- ed oven at 700 Twenty-sixth street SE. a.m. Saturday. Unknown to junk car at 509 J avenue at Fellmet's. Williamsburg: Tera War- denburg, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Wardenburg. Graveside services were Satur- day at 11 at St. Mary's Catholic cemetery. JMcSwiggin-Uhl- mann's. Independence Mrs. Milton Niblack, 67. Services Monday at at Mason-Hawe's. Grave- side services at 1 at Geneva cemetery, Geneva. Iowa City Teacher Is ISEfi President Elect Nancy George, an elementary media, :pecialist at Longfellow school in Iowa City, Saturday was elected vice-president and pres- dent elect of the Iowa State Ed ucation Assn. She will serve as vice president of the member irganization beginning in July jefore she assumes the presi- dency in 1976. She is the first woman to head he ISTA since Etta Cosner of Davenport was president in .964-65, She was elected over javerne Greenfield of Sumner. chaired a public hearing on a proposed landlord-tenant bill currently before the state legis- lature. The bill would afford more protection for tenants, particu- larly regarding so-called dam- age deposits. Many landlords currently require a to deposit at the time of any lease signing. These monies are supposed to be returned to the tenants when leases are terminated, less any Joseph A. Schmitt Joseph A. Schmitt. 82. of 517 Third street SW, died Saturday in a Marion nursing home. Born Dec. 10, 1891, at South Sioux City, he was married to Cora Kuhii July 3, 1908. She died in 1041. On Dee. 31, 1944. he was married to Ada Krccsc in Cedar Uapids. Mr. Schmitt was a lifelong of Marion and Cedar iiapids. He was superintendent of maintenance at Link-Belt Speeder until his retirement anil vas a member of the Eagles lub. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son. Orval W. Schmilt. Cedar Rapids; ten grandchildren, 18 "real-grand- children and a sister, Mrs. Del- jberl Newman, Cedar Rapids. Services: 10 a.m. Monday al the Murdoch chapel, Marion, by the Rev. Albert J. Stokes, pas- tor of the Interdenominational church. Cedar Rapids. Burial: Oak Shade cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 1 p.m. Sunday. Mower Company Reports Hazard DAYTONA, Ohio (DPI) A spokesman for the Huffman Manufacturing Co. said Friday that a potentially hazardous condition involving Ihe cutting blade disengagement in some 24-inch riding lawn mowers pro- duced in 1973 had been reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The spokesman said a belt, which tends to shrink when sub- jected to healing through use, fiazleton Man Critical After Vehicle Mishap HAZLETON -Enos Yutze, 19, f Hazleton, was in critical con- dition Saturday at University hospitals in Iowa City with head and internal injuries he suffered in a traffic accident. Authorities said Yutze lost control of his car on a gravel road six miles southwest of Haz- leton. The car went into a field and Yutze was thrown out. unusual damage: The Riley the U. of Iowa campus Friday -after- noon saw representatives of the Protective Assn.. of Tenants (PAT) question Riley on the chances of the bill's passage. Riley said the original bill 'contained a provision that the andlord would have to pay five percent on damage deposits, the same amount the tenant would eceive if he deposited the amount in a bank. "It now seems likely that that irovision may come out of the bill. This should increase the chance of the rest of the bill being he said. The bill is in response'to nu- merous complaints that land- lords have kept damage depos- its without specifying what dam- age the tenants were alleged to have caused.. Riley said the deletion of the interest clause would make the present bill "very similar to the one previously introduced by Sen. Minnette Doderer (D-Iowa Cify Briefs Worried? Listen to God's Word. Benedict. 366-7462.-Ad Willy, 26 Fifth avenue SE, has be named to the first semest dean's list at Indiana Centr college, Indianapolis. Experienced Beautician nee ed, Fashion Flair Beauty Salo 362-2316. Adv. Receives Kin 1926 Coldstream avenue Nl las been named to the fir semester honor roll at Indian State university, Terre Haute. It's Dairy Queen time again open in Cedar Rapids, Mar ion, Ml. Vernon and Tipton. Adv. Short Changed Darlen Schilling, 747 Gateway stre NE, a sales clerk at Fann Farmer, 4444 First avenue NE reported she was short change Friday by a man while anothe man distracted her. "An Experience of Unity" t celebrate Christian Unit among Catholics and Prote tants. Sun., Feb. 17, p.m All Saints Church.-Adv. Suit Is Filed Over Elberon Elevator Sale TOLEDO Eugene Severson, Belle Plaine. filed suit Friday in Tama county district court Elberon Elevator. Inc., at Elberon. Severson asks that the defend- ant be required lo accept Ihe balance under a sales agree- Hughes Sees No Senate Conviction of President lias an "obligation not convict President Nixon j even if he is impeached by the I house of representatives, in Ihc opinion of Iowa's senior Sen. Harold Hughes. In Cedar Rapids lo keynote a TV, Radio Taken Job Hoyle> 1531 Fifth avenue SE reported Friday a black an white television set valued a and a clock radio valued z were taken from his aparl ment. Any size living room sham pooed 58.95. Bedroom S6.95 through Feb. 28. Work guaran teed. 366-6226 Diamond Garpe Upholstery Cash Missing E a s t o w n Cinema, 200 Collins road NE was broken into and cas: and two tape players valued a each were reported missing Friday. 2" Peat Pots. 25c a dozen Banks: AIM To Aid in Hearst Ransom Talks By Ford Clark Scott's Early Bird Sale, Hia watha Garden Center, 393-2910 Adv. Rings Taken One set of di- amond rings valued at -was reported .taken Friday from the residence of Allen R. Avis, 323? Huxley lane SW. Fun and games, every Mon- day night, Pour House, 304 3rd Ave. SW Adv. Coat Theft Gordon 2426 Grande avenue SE, report- ed Friday someone took his cashmere coat valued at a 3air of leather gloves valued at and a scarf valued at 'from a rack at the Roosevelt hotel. An appointment with Senator Harold Hughes Saturday, Feb- jruary 16, 7-39 p.m. at the Town "Our original instructions are House Motor Inn. Donation Shed, Contents Lost In Sigourney Blaze SIGOURNEY Fire Thurs- day night and early Friday de- stroyed a machine shed and its contents on the Dean Yates farm southeast of here. A truck, car, four tractors, corn picker, planters and ma- nure spreader were lost in the ire, battled by firemen from Ollie, Sigourney and Richland. estimate was given for the oss. CITY Dennis Banks, contact a Cecil Everyone welcome! made it impossible to disengage Inational field of tnc j whereupon we will receive fur- the blade drive under extreme f me r i c a n Indian Movement (hcr h jd conditions. said Friday the move-' The spokesman said had agreed as an Banks was asked what his mowers involved are models in the kidnap-j principal concern was in the 1015 inS of Patricia Hearst. H-1019, H-1017 Sponsored by the Linn County Democratic Central Committee, Anita Terpstra, chairperson. Pol. Adv. case. He answered, "The Indi- Robert Safely, Jr. Robert C. Safely, jr., 46, former Cedar Rapids residen died Friday in Austin, Texa following a brief illness. Born Cedar Rapids June 10, 1927, 1 was married to Jeanne Schnc der at Bellevue. He was with Collins Radi for 15 years here and in Rich ardson, .Texas. He had bee with Texas Instruments in Au: tin the last two years. He was educated in the Ceda Rapids schools and graduate from the University of Iowa. H was in the air force in Worl war II. Surviving in addition to hi wife are four children, Jane Joane, David and Charles, all a home; his parents, Mr. an Mrs. Robert C. Safely, Ceda Rapids; two sisters, Mrs George C. Owen, Minneapolis and Mrs. John C. Eichhorn Newton, and a brother, Gordoi W. Services and burial will be ii Austin Monday. Hyltin-Mano funeral home, Austin, is charge of arrangements. Donald C. Davin Donald C. Davin, 48, of 41: Twenty-third street NW, life ong resident of Marion aw Cedar Rapids, died unexpected y Friday. Born Aug. 5, 1925, in Marion le was married to Virginia M Smith in Cedar Rapids July 19 955. He was a member of St lude Catholic church, a veteran of World war II and was produc ion planner at FMC Link-Bel Speeder Co. In addition to his wife he is mrvived by his mother, Mary Davin, and a sister, Mrs. Wil iam Murrin, both of Cedar I a p i d s and two brothers ames Davin, Oxford, and Ear! Davin, Marion. Services: St. Jude church at 10 a.m. by the Rev. ohn Gregory. Burial: Mt. Cal- ary. there will be a Rosary by Father Gregory Sunday at i.m. at the Teahen chapel vhere friends may call after 1 ,m. Sunday. Memorial Services Fitzsimmons, Robert J. Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Pa- rick's church by the Rev. Mar- Laughlin. Graveside ser- ices with military honors will e held at noon in St. Patrick's metery, Tama. Father Laugh- i will conduct the wake rayer service Sunday at .m. in the Stewart funeral ome where friends may call unday from 2 to 9 p.m. Stuefen. Bessie Services 'ere held at Brosh chapel at 2 .m. Saturday. Young, Paul C. Services -ere held at 1 p.m. Saturday at le Chapel of Memories by the ery Hev, Canon D. A. Lo- crski. Burial was in Oakwood emetery, Monticello. Arrange- ents by Cedar Memorial fu- eral home. ment and deliver to Severson a Uim county Democratic fund- raisins rally at tonight at (he TYm-ii House. Hughes didn't enturc a prediction on whether impeach the warranty deed for certain rea jesiate'and bill of sale for per sonal property he says he pur chased. Severson says that on Marc! 4, 1973, the'defendant orallj agreed to sell him the Elberon Elevator, part of four lots on which it is located, and it: buildings and equipment. Severson .states he was to pay for the property under terms of the oral con- tract, with downpay- ment and the balance of by April 1, 1973, at which tine he was to get pos- session subject to defendant's right to store grain there until it could be delivered. Severson says the oral agree- ment was made between him and Larry F. Mosebach, for merly of Tama, after Mosebach lad conferred with and received approval of Robert Blythe, Cedar Rapids, they being the sole stockholders, directors and officers of the elevator business. According to Severson's peti- ion, he gave Mosebach his per- sonal check for which he says was retained until Dec. 6, 973, when he was given a check iy Mosebach which he has not cashed. Severson stales that prior to April 1 and prior to the time he took possession of the prop- erty, the elevator property was partially destroyed by fire and the defendant has received a settlement from its insurance fire loss. company -for the Severson alleges he has given efendant the balance of the lurchase price, demanded a varranty deed wifh abstract of itle plus a bill of sale for the ersonal property and has de- nanded an accounting and set- 'ement of the insurance, pro- eeds from the fire loss. He laims the defendant has re- used to convey to him the real estate and personal property old to him. Severson asks that defendant e required to assign to' him a ease between the defendant and le railroad company; that de- cndant account to him for the money received from the insur- nce company for fire loss; or, lat the court order the insur- nce proceeds to be used for epair and reconstruction of all uildings and equipment dam- ged by fire so that the proper- can be conveyed, to Severson n the same condition it was in ch 4, 1973, when the oral ales agreement was made. Se- erson asks also that defendant ay court costs. the house President. But he said "the voles aren't there" in the senate to convict m. "I don't think the people want the President Hughes told The Gazette in nn interview, adding that the situa- tion is "incredible." Not Cooperating He explained that even though the people feel Nixon is not car- rying out his promise to cooper- ate with Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, they don't want Nixon impeached. "The people seem to be so conditioned to shock that thej can't react any more to corrup- ion and to people in high office icing convicted and sent to jail. "With the energy crisis and :he war in the Middle East, their minds are on other things." Responding to another ques- ion, Hughes said he feels the Deputies Again Drag River in Search for Man Dragging operations on the Cedar river were resumed Sat- urday morning in the search for )onald Van Steenis, a Cedar lapids business man who disap- leared Tuesday afternoon. Linn Sheriff Walter Grant has canceled days off for 14 depu- ies assigned to the case. Van Steenis, 32, of 1427 Paw- nee drive NW, an antique auc- tioneer, was last seen at 2 p.m. Tuesday. His pickup truck was found at quarry located about six miles ast of town and south of high- vay 30. Sheriff Grant reported two ets of footprints led down to the iver bank. The set identified as Van Steenis' disappear at the river's edge. The other set re- turned to the area where the truck was found and then dis- appeared. Foul play is suspected in the I Dun'l Itefjret It -I don't regret spending the money to protect him if he needs continued Hughes, who is leaving his senate post early next year to become a religious worker. "Legally there is no justifica- tion for spending the money. But morally there is. He would have the right as a private citi- zen to ask police protection if he felt his life was in danger. Money would he spent to pro- vide that protection." On another subject, Hughes said Second District Congress- John Culver of Cedar liapids has his wholehearted support to be his successor. Culver is the lone Democratic candidate for Hie Hughes senate seat so far. Stale Sen. George Milligan (R-Des Moines) and Slate Rep. David.Stanley (R- iVluscatine) are after the Repub- lican nomination. Same County Asked if he thought the fact Culver comes from the same county Linn as Iowa's junior U.S. senator, Dick Clark of Marion, will hurt Culver's chances, Hughes replied: I don't think if men are honest it makes any difference. Look at Jack Miller and Harold Hughes we were only 50 miles apart." This was a refer- ence to the fact that former U.S. Sen. Jack Miller, who served four years with Hughes in the senate, lived in Sioux City while Hughes' hometown is Ida Grove, about 50 miles to the east in northwest Iowa. Hickcnloopcr, Martin He also mentioned that the late Senators B. B. Hickenlooper of Cedar Rapids and Tom Martin of Iowa City, both Republicans, lived less than 30 miles apart. 'Afler Hughes conlinucd, 'a United States senator has an obligation lo renresent ;all the jeople of his nation as well as lis state. It is different from representatives who are sup- josed to represent the regions "rom which they are elected." Hughes was to appear at a 'unction at LaSallc high school Saturday afternoon before the evening rally. Energy Center Established by C. R. Chamber case. Van Steenis was known loL of an Enerpy (Continued from Page 1.) alifornia medical facility acaville Aug. 2, had been a ose friend of DeFreeze while ith were imprisoned at Sole id. The Examiner said inmates al olsom and Soledad prisons re- gnized the two men's voices a tape recording from the ___................. Banks said, "We are one ofj an movement's main concern and H-1015. Only mowers pur- fivc groups who the Symbiancse) is lne safc'y of 'he girl. We chased after April 1, 1973, realize 'he Symbiancse Lihcr- involved. Model identification' (Photo on Picture Page) had focused atten- can be found on a lion on concerns of a very under the seal of each machine, i Liberation army have requested j serious nature, but I'm the la- Purchasers were urged not toias observers in the ransom." (her of 13 children myself, use the models until the blade j Banks went on to say a secu-' seven of them girls, and I Speakers Taken Two speak- ers valued at were reported taken Friday from Carter Sound Service, 4002 Sherman street NE. drive belt had been checked and inly representative had been replaced if necessary free in St. Paul, Minn., charge by an authorized service'wilh instructions, dealer. The spokesman Raid correc- Aid in liansom know how the family feels about their missing daugh- ter." Banks said he agreed that Washington's Birthday toupee sale 549.95. Roman's in Hia- watha. Adv. Signs Missing Two "No Parking" signs were reported missing early Saturday from outside the building at College i nu l_UI IIX ttii. t i lions had been made in produc-1 Banks 'he instructions! lncre aro ln th's Community schools, 401 Seven- lion, and other Huffman tha' a Cedar Rapids wno are denied theirjly-sixth avenue SW. do not contain (he potential City radio station wcre to j contact station KPFA in Berk- ard. Garand, Rifle Inventor, Dies SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (UPI) John C. Garand, inventor of Ihe .30 caliber Ml rifle of World war II fame, died Saturday. He was 86. cle.v, Calif., if Ihe movement was willing to help in ransom ncgoli aliens between the Hearst flcarst-" rights daily. We don't argue! with that. But, we plead with! Quality Paints-Varnishes, Dia- LA. The Examiner also said both men were visited by Russell Lit- tle, an SLA member chargec with the cyanide-bullet assassi- nation of Oakland School Supl Marcus Foster Nov. 6, a crime for which the SLA claimed re- sponsibility. Hearst and the FBI said a let- ter claiming to be a third com- munication from the SLA was probably phony. The letter, delivered to Berke- ley radio station KPFA, threat- ened lo execute Miss Hearst on her birlhday, Feb. 20, unless Pcppcrdinc universily in Los Angeles was turned "over to the people." you that no harm come to Pa-! Ml. Vernon Rd. S.E. 365-6901! i -Adv. Iy and Ihc kidnapers. He indicated, "We'll he meet- ing all night Saturday and prob- ably most of Sunday in an at- tempt to iron out details of the ransom so the Hearst girl can he returned safely to her fami- Too many hikes and not enough riders? Sell the extra ones with a Classified Ad! Dia! 308-8234. iy." Hanks refused lo comment di- rectly whether he was in per- sonal contact wilh the Hearst kidnapers. Banks remarks came at a hurried news conference called at the Cedar Rapids airport. Banks flew in to be the prin- cipal speaker at a three-day conference held at the Univcrsi-. Iy of Iowa, "Wounded Knee; In- dian Rights on Hanks currently is on trial in St. Paul in connection with Ihe Wounded Knee occupation last year. Heaulician wanted, June's Beauty Nook, Marion. 377-7157. -Adv. Florida vacation includes Iransporlalion, holds, tickcls lo Nashville Opry, .363-4571.-Adv. Stamp Album supple- ments available, Jerome's. Anamosa Man Fined On Gratuities Count ANAMOSA Charles Byers, who recently ;clircd after many years as superiiiiendcnt of the sewage treatment plant here, was fined In Jones county district court Friday on a charge of violating the state gifts and gratuities act. Byors was accused of accept- ing from Del Chemical Co. on June 1972, He appeared before Judge August llonscll, jr. Meningitis Case, but No Oxford Epidemic OXFORD The director of e Johnson county board of alth issued a statement Satur- day confirming that an Oxford school girl had contracted a case of meningitis. Public Health Director Lyle Fisher said, "This is a case o: meningococcal meningitis type C. According to Dr. Charles Herron, communicable disease section of the state health de- partment, this is not the type ol meningitis associated with epi- demics." Fisher said he was issuing statement due to the numerous expressions of concern from parents. "This is not a panic sit- uation or epidemic situation ei- ther." Fisher said there had been a mix-up with Iowa county health authorities being notified before Johnson county learned of the girl's case. The girl is presently a palient at Mercy hospital in Iowa City. carry large amounts of money. Dragging of the river was started Wednesday afternoon and halted Thursday due to bad weather, but was resumed Fri- day. The river search has not pro- d u c e d any clues to Van Steenis' fate. Grant said. The Iowa bureau of criminal investigation has been called in to assist in the search. Dorchester Man, 21, Is Injured in Crash DECORAH Roger Ham- mcll, 21, of route one, Dor- chester, was treated for head aceralions at the Winneshick County Memorial hospital after one-car accident near here dbout p.m. Friday. Hammcll, alone in his car, 'ailed lo make a curve on the Locust blacktop road, 5 miles north, and hit the Spring Water bridge. His car was a total loss. Hammcll wns charged wilh ailure lo have control. Victim Thwarts Robbery Try Couple Charged A husband and wife are being held in the Linn jail on charges of assault with intent to rob after they were apprehended late Friday following a holdup attempt that was foiled when the victim refused to cooperate. Michael Golt, 20, of 308 E ave- nue NW, and his wife, Patricia, 20. were charped wilh 1ha in- cidcnl that occurred outside Le- gion Lanes, 401 Fourth avenuej Information Cenler to provide assistance lo members of the C c d a i- Area Chamber of Commerce was out- lined Friday afternoon at the met tine of the Chamber's board of directors. Purpc.se of Ihe. center is to provide a focal point for all types of information relating to the enersy crisis and to main- lain an uD-to-date filing of fed- eral, slale and local develop- ment Robert B. Faxon, the i-'s nxcrulive vice-presi- dent oxnlRinH. John C. Rice, president of the Chamber, termed the cen'er "a valuable pointing out rapidly-changing conditions and regulations re- quire an up-lu-dalc resource center. "Informalion at Ihe center is available for review by members at any Rice said. "Rosters of the proper in- dividuals and agencies to con- tact in event cf an energy prob- SE. Mrs. C-cH was arrested short- Iv afler Ihc victim, Kenneth Rammelsberg, 48, of 1227 Fifth SE, alerted police officers who wcre in Ihe area. Rammelsberg [old police couple approached him as he was walking to his car. The man put a gun to his head and demanded money. Rammels- berg hit the holdup man who then fled. Gott was arrested a short time later. Police recovered a starter's )istol. Gott was being held on bond and his wife on bond. Say It Wilh Flowers Wilh Originals from 1800 tllU Blvd. NW FLOWERPHONI 366-1826 Woman, 18, Killed EARLING (AP) _ Donna Jean Erlbachcr, 18, of Earling was killed Saturday when her car hit a bridge on a Shelby county road about 4 miles north Of here. 1cm also arc available. The lallcr include not only a detailed list of federal offices related lo the energy crisis but also personnel in Ihe Iowa Com- merce commission which Is su- pervising Ihe Iowa approach lo the energy Faxon said Ihe ccnlcr also has compiled federal regulations on petroleum, information about possible sland-by gasoline ra- Moning and a compilalion of de- tails about energy programs and anti-trust laws. "Tlic Chamber also is re- ceiving continuous informa- tion from the Energy Impncl Faxon said. The Im- pact Center is an arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which is mainlninini; an alert, on all energy matters al the national level. He also said reports al this lime indicate Ihe "business community and Ihc citizens of Cedar Rapids-Marion aren arc effectively conserving For 61 years flowerj for all occasions JOHN Convenient ilownlown 308 lliiril Avenue S.f. 365-Oil I ;