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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Italn changing (a snow by Thursday. Low tonight 30. High Thurs- day In 30s. VOLUME 92-NUMBER'42 CITY FINAL 10 CENTS CKDAK JIAPiaS, lOWA.MVKDNKSrMy, KKBRUAKY 29, M7 e added to the existing state lardship set-aside of three per cent of the original supply, for use at the governors' discretion Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island: The FEO order Tuesday required oil companies to sendj :hese eight states an additiona two percent on top of their origi nal February gasoline alloca lions, to be added to their pre vious three percent state 'hard ship set-asides, to be distributee at the discretion of their gover iprs. 'Illinois and Maryland: "Desif (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Cedar Ripids The body of Donald Van Steenis, who had been missing since Feb. 12, was found in the Cedar river Wednesday by friends of the family. Larry Biley, route one, Ely, and Rex Barber, Cedar Rapids told authorities they found the body while dragging in the area which had been dragged by de- puties for several days. The deputies' search had been sus- pended. Up Coal if son: in a matter ol Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, systems. This rc- :haneed the FEO and inflationary 1 percent, inary report bad inflation rate in arlcr at 7.9 pcr- aimual rale was 7 after-lax spending JERUSALEM (UPI) Prime linister Golda Meir has suc- eeded in forming a new coali- ioh government despite a politi- al crisis precipitated' by De- ense Minister Moshe Dayan, a pokesman for the prime min- ster said Wednesday. The spokesman said the labor alignment coalition will e "just about" along the same mes as the old one but there 'as no immediate indication il t would include Dayan. "He's left high and dry if the oalition government comes a Labor party source said. The formal announcement pas expected after Mrs. Meir': vening meeting with Presidenl Ephraim Katzir to inform him lhat slie had formed a new co- alition, the spokesman said. Their meeting was postponec five hours because" of a delay caused by last minute talks with the National Religious party, Mrs. Meir's biggest coalition partner in the old government She also met in emergency ses- sion with her cabinet which met as the national security council, emphasizing Ihe gravity of her split with Dayan. Call for Elections Dayan brought on the crisis by calling for new parliamen- tary. elections and threatening to resign unless he receives wide support from leaders of his own party. This apparently bad little or no effect on the forma- tion of a new government, dc- spile his influence, a party source said. The Israeli national radio said Dayan called for (he elections and threatened to resign Tues- day night in a speech to student leaders after failing to get the Labor parly lo form a coalition Ihc right-wing Likud op- position. "Since a national iinily gov- ernment is nol realistic pos- sibility at tile, moment, I pro- pose dissolving Ihe Knesset (parliament) and holding new (he radio quoted Oayaa as saying. Dayan was reported saying, '1 am willing lo serve in Ihe next, government if I get dcci- ;ivc and unambiguous support (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Donald Van Steenis Barber identified the body as Van Steenis, and Mrs. Van Steenis made a positive identi- fication, at-, the .morgue at St. Luke's hospital. The body reportedly was found about 10 a.m. The men ?ad begun (heir search about an lour earlier and the body was ound close to shore. Taken From River A sheriff's department spokes- nan said no obvious signs of vi- lence were noted before the.ar-' rival of the medical examiner. He said the body was re- moved from the river-by depu- ties and placed immediately.in a bag untilthe county medical examiner could view the body. The body was to be taken to University hospitals in Iowa City Wednesday afternoon where an autopsy will be per- formed by a forensic patholo- gist. Officials could not be contact- ed after the arrival of the medi- cal examiner, but the Rev. Ramon Booth said he was told no evidence of violence was ob- served in the preliminary view- ing. Pastor at Scene The Rev, Mr. Booth, pastor of Central Assembly of God church, to which Van Steenis belonged, said he arrived at the scene just after the body was found. He said he had planned to continue searching in the area, but was approached by one of the men with the news the body had been found. He described Van Sleenis as a "-great guy" and "the best friend I ever knew." He said he had looked for him every day except Sunday since his disap- pearance. The search for Van Steenis, a Cedar Rapids auctioneer, was launched Feb. 13, the day after his disappearance. In Ihe ensuing week, officials interrupted Ihcir search once because of unfavorable weather conditions. On Monday, it was announced Ihc search would be suspended for "a day or two" to allow searchers to rest. Hadn't Resumed The official search bad not been resumed when the body was discovered. Van Steenis, who was known lo carry large amounts of money, was reported missing by (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) Chuckle Teacher's comment on a re- port card: "The dawn of Icgi- bilily in his handwriting re- veals his ulter incapacity lo spell." -Cowlohl   

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