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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette February 22, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather— Clearing tonight, Ions zero to 5 below. High Saturday in locus and 20s. YOM IM K 02 NUM HUR 41 rn to? chic nimbi <$aje CITY FINAL IO CENTS CUDAK RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UFI, NEW YORK TIMES Many Schools Closed By Wind-Lashed Snow Iowa Newt— The sun Gunman Is Shot Down By Police By Roland Krckeler Donald Van Steenis died of a broken neck caused by the impact of a .38 cal. slug striking the base of his skull. That result of an autopsy by I Dr. Earl Rose, forensic pathologist at the University of Iowa, was revealed Friday by Linn Sheriff Walter Grant. Tile autopsy also showed the I 32-year-old Van Steenis, whose j body was recovered from thej Cedar river east of Cedar! Rapids Wednesday, had suffered three other bullet wounds. Sheriff Grant said all four! shots were fired into his back. Other Locations There was a wound high on his back to the left of the spine, a superficial flesh wound on his right side, and a wound on his right shoulder blade, in addition to the fatal wound in the neck. The slug from the fatal wound and the one from the left of the spine were recovered and will be submitted for ballistics tests. It was determined Van Steenis was dead before his body entered the water, on the basis of there being no water in his undamaged right lung. Grant said the absence of water in the body helps to ac-! count for the body’s being found approximately IOO yards dowrn- ATLANTA (AP) — The ab-j that it would meet the demands! of demands that we’re talking! authenticity of the tape received stream from where it apparent- ductors of Atlanta Constitution for the $700,000 random, the about here and they will expect Thursday by the newspaper, ly entered the river.    editor Reg Murphy have con- amount specified in the tele-the person who is called to call I “That’s Reg’s voice,” he said. Weapon Missing    tarted    an    intermediary    and    phone call Friday.    j    you.    "    Murphy    said.    “There’s    no    question    about    it.” have said Murphy will be re-J Conroy added that the safety! Ile said the kidnapers wanted in a voice that sounded tired miles an hour Friday morning, shone across Iowa causing mild blizzard condi-i Friday after a late winter storm yons dumped as much as eight inches    Buchanan Outages jof heavy, wet snow on the state; individual power outages J during the night.    were reported throughout Bu- School children in many sec-|Chanan (.ounty and the south_    BALTIMORE (AP)    —    A    sedi tions of the state, especially the weS( corner of Black Hawk city guard and airline co-pilot north, enjoyed an unscheduled county. Most of the outages were shot and killed Friday day off brought on by the snow! were (.aused by jce |aden wires when a man carrying a home-and accompanying d r i v i n gi snapping.    made bomb attempted to hijack winds of up to 50 mph.    The Independence municipal a    Delta    Airlines jetliner    at    Bal* The weather service said light plant crew was at work all timore-Washington international skies will remain sunny, but night on various outages. The I airport, authorities said Independence area received about two inches of snow and roads remained icy throughout the county Friday. Roads in Delaware county (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4.) *'*' '-rn’ iii LA * f .. }    .    -1    -TVK temperatures will plunge Friday night. The winds, however, will diminish The low Friday night is expected to range from 5 to IO above with highs Saturday near 30. Winds will drop to less than I IO mph Friday night. Eight-Inch Snow Mason City recorded the larg-i est snowfall during the night — 8 inches. Other amounts included Fayette and West Union, 5; Decorah 3; Independence 3; Oelwein 4. Clarence 4 and Guttenberg and Elkader 2. The precipitation accumulated on power lines and caused problems ranging from flickering of lights to outright outages. Trust Needed During Fuel Crisis: Ray The would-be hijacker was shot to death by a policeman shooting through a cockpit window from outside the plane, police said. The plane’s pilot was critically wounded during the shooting, police said. The passengers were not harmed. Being Boarded The shooting occurred at about 6 a m. CDT as the DC-9 was being boarded for a scheduled flight to Atlanta. Authorities said the would-be hijacker, about 43, walked up to By Dorothy Williams WASHINGTON, DC. - Gov. Robert Rav told a senate sub-*the security guard, George committee Friday he would I Ramsburg, and shot him several rather see nationwide gas ra-times in the back of the head. It' alsri lormed'Tick "surface tionin« than “consumption driv- The man then boarded the it also formed slick surface „  ----- sp)anc    where    the    pdot and c0_pi_ were shot, said Thomas AP Wirephoto IMPEACHMENT PROBERS — Rep. Peter Rodino (D-N.J.), left, chairman of the house judiciary committee investigating possible impeachment of President Nixon, and Rep. Edward Hutchinson (Mich.), ranking Republican on the committee, meet with newsmen. FBI Says Kidnapers Plan To Release Editor on highways and where the;en,^wn ^ higher prices. SJV precipitation was heavier, drift-    af°    gainst windfall    mnnt    in    pharm. ..... profits,    the    Iowa    governor said rdrrov*. special agent in charge 50Q in response to a question by *    " Sen. Edmund Muskie, Maine mg snow blocked roads. Rower outages affected No Vi although deputies combed the river for one Thursday, and ex- mitod a .search warrantlate,^ . Revolutionary army j sage-Thursday afternoon rn hope* of    Sage’ tho miirnor it/panun *    *    ... uncovering the murder weapon. Search of the area where Van Steenis’ footprints led to the riverbank has uncovered a spent cartridge believed to be from one of the shots fired at Van Steenis. A man who identified himself Murphy, 40, editor of the Con- plastic hags as a colonel in the right-wing jstitution, said in the taped mes-    No    Sequence ‘‘They tell me it should not be “The American Revolutionary new currency and it shouldn’t jing to a plan outlined in a tape armv as recorded manage from Murphy „hat ;hc Am‘er[can j Thursday night - and asked |have ^ too |eftis, ana lw) jlhat the citizen call the newspa- era| They intend to do some- I PTeo E. Conroy, FBI agent in ,hing aboUt ,hat-    |    leavi charge of the Atlanta office.    “Quite    Strong”    night West Branch engage in guerilla warfare!was closed because throughout the country in the'conditions and future.    power    outage there. But Murphy said that for now,! Winneshiek County In Winneshiek county, high-52 north and highway 9 ‘st of Decorah were closed Friday morning, largely profits,’ of the Baltimore office of the houses in Mahaska countv and'™1 r'u"‘u',u •«““*: ma,m[ ™. 12 500 in Des Moines    Democrat. Muskie, chairman ofi The hijacker was carrying a Hazardous driving conditions ,he s('nate subcommittee on in- briefcaM later'» “"J?'" and the promise of much colderi,erS0Jve™™enU.1 r f 1 a " 0 n s ■ a 'C™dn'LTiii™L'Tr,„r temperalures remained in ,hc asked Ray s altitude toward ra- of mo, onc. «al'™«"^rsJf wake of the ice and snow storm itl0n,nf?    i gasoline and a rudimentary det- The Iowan said he hoped ra-1onating mechanism, F arrow Honing could be avoided. Heisa*d* The bomb was later desaid his administration is of- s*r°yed bY ^^rnolition experts bering a program Iowans which from the army and state P°licc* it is hoped ‘ might be effective be sa*d to keep us away from coupon; 0fficer Charles Trover of the rationing.'’    Anne Arundel county police dewed Trust    partment heard the shooting and ran to the gate, where he as it exited Eastern Iowa Fri-1 day. A power outage in Mechanicsville forced the closing of Lincoln sc hool there. The outage began shortly before 2 a.m. and had not been eor- Ray said that he felt that ifi "**5^ "aa ,‘™ /A;,MSW| Frida>’ "Wi* if 8°<'s'0f Murphy would be the concern the money in $5. $10. $20 and $50 but calm. Murphy said his kid- reeled bv 8:50 a m. ,beFBI8ai*    of    the FBI.    denominations packaged in napers told him they intend to; The school in VV...  ...... . I |- ‘I 'MMM    ‘    of    poor    road    - actl0n ls taken by congress'!.    8 because of * a in this fi(',dt lt shouid bt* ,0 f0rccl “Mv IU.. ~;i      a.     I.,    ai__!    *    *▼ saw the guard lying on the bionese Liberation Army (SLA) r.rnnt caid n thomuffh .searchT?avo th(‘ following information “Thvit’s the cause for my ab- od him to help distribute it a news conference in the j duction. They also tell me that $100,000 in heating oil for the abducted I atricia Hearst. But Constitution and Atlanta Jour- they have representatives in the needy. nal building.    major American cities, that Sources said the man was Code Word    they are quite strong, and that white, heavy set, in his early 20s, they are determined to return about 6 feet tall and wore a The citizen, who was provided the‘American government to the cowboy hat. He and Murphy left with a code word given to with a metal detector showed no sign of other spent shells. The spent cartridge, along with the slugs removed from Van Steenis* body, will be sent to a crime laboratory for analysis. Search Stopped Further search cf the river Murphy said there were circum-(Continued: Rage 3, Col. 2.) code thenticate the au- message. was in-: American people.” Addressing his message to in a green car. William If. Fields, the Con Mrs. Nixon to Latin America for the gun has been temporari-j instructions within 20 minutes. Iy (suspended. Grant said, be    The “colonel” said he wanted cause of the low temperatures,    the head of the FBI in Atlanta Authorities obtained a war-to broadcast the announcement, rant from District Judge Harold He also changed the ways in Victor Thursday afternoon, per- which ho wanted the ransom nutting them to search for evi-'paid. including the number of donee in the residence of a suitcases involved. Cedar Rapids man    I    Conroy    said.    “We’re    attempt- Vietor issued the after meeting with investigators for about an hour in his structed by the “colonel to tell i■ ”“^.7'I'°m"a„a«inn aHunr of stitution’s executive editor, said the newspaper to broadcast his Jim Mmfor- caging editor ol 4U___ ....... __    ...... the Constitution. Murphy said, “Jim, the demand that they have is a ransom of $700,000 understand that I don't that kind of wealth and make it personally, they it toward the corpora lcy have don’t make tion.” Murphy said someone in the warrant I    to comPlV *n every manner I Atlanta area would be called at with the abductors’ demands.” random by the kidnapers. The newspaper said earlier there was no doubt about the Child Molesting Statute !s Ruled Unconstitutional problems. According to the highway commission    garage    crew, no one worked    through    the night WASHINGTON (AP) — Presi-:because winds were too high in dent Nixon announced Friday Winneshiek county. They began that he is sending his    wife,    on    to tackle the    problem    at 5 a rn. a diplomatic mission    to Latin    and expected    to have    all roads America. She will head    the I    S.    open Friday, delegation at the inauguration! All schools in Winneshiek the oil companies to supply the;    r,J government with information on, Troyer saw the man in the inventories — “Information that doorway of the plane and fired is correct.”    a sb°t al him as two stewar- Ray repeatedly stressed the|desscs were c,0sln8 the Plane Up I importance of enlisting the co-!door* harrow said. On the public in con |Plane‘ the aKent continued, the He said it is!man Puded a gun from inside the government to Ihis coat- shouted ‘‘get back,” .. ^ lUn ,_____ reports Interstate Power Co. in BIV corah only received one trouble I Rrarns effective, call related to the storm and the ,^e conceded that there is telephone company reported no' widespread skepticism about the energy crisis and its extent. Government has lost credibility. I    understand    it,    feels    have any particular sequence to    *hey mainly want    all elected imerican    news    media    serial numbers,” Murphy    Federal officials to    resign and wav too leftist and too lib- cajd    ’    {“free”    elections    to be held. !we.j . $ j    .    • j Friday iiivi ssiiifit    ic** civ iy    Mi, ' [ Murphy disappeared after    Murphy said the groupi origi- cause*of s(a|led    cars    according!°Peration of the icing his home Wednesday na'*y planned to abduct him at tQ    department    J serva,‘on S,<‘PS ;ht with a man he said want- about the same time the Sym- w)l|c|1 received over two dozen necessary for the „----------- B '    ---------------- ---------- enjoy the trust of the people to "en,to ,he cockpit and ordered make such educational pro-jibe pilot and co-pilot to “fly this ;_________ rt.      ;    nhini<    nut    i\(    horn    " plane out of here.’ Farrow' said the hijacker fired warning shots when told the plane couldn’t take off and at one point took a woman passenger at gunpoint up to the cock- But, the governor said “I Pil where he then shot the Pi,ot think we have sufficient credi-1and CX)-Pilot burning the bility so they will take us at our|woman bl>r word »    j    Farrow    said    the gunman Muskie agreed that one of the ^rced another woman passen-major problems is to make the ^er t0 accompany him to the public realize that there is un cockpit and again shot the two Ctdar Rapids News The onslaught against obscenity and indecency of the presidents of Venezuela (county, with the exception of enerP.v    shortage and that it is and Brazil.    the Decorah public school, can    remain    for some    time. Mrs. Nixon is to leave March celed classes for the day. The    Iowa IO ami return March 16 after j Decorah area received about I **ov<‘rnor Hay outlimKl    for the attending tho ceremonies in Car Iowa’s acas and Brasilia. stat- three inches of snow and winds senate panel the operation of the1 continued to blow at about 30 (Continued: Page 2. Col. I.) chambers and reviewing the preliminary evidence. The sheriff said execution of( the search warrant resulted in no substantial evidence to help the investigation. Robbery Motive? Robbery is believe*! to be the I motive of the shooting, Grant said, since Van Steenis is believed to have had more than $1,000 on him when he disappeared. Only $2.)0 was found on his body. Van Steenis, a Cedar Rapidst auctioneer, d Kippeared Feb. A search, launched after Price Index Jumps; No Inflation Letup Seen WASHINGTON (AP) —Withi The rise in nonfood eommodi-food and fuel eosts soaring, con-    ties was the highest since the sumer prices jumped sharply in    department began keeping sea- January. the government saidisonaily adjusted records for Friday. No immediate letup was these goods in February. 1956 in sight.    J    Friday’s    consumer    price re- The labor department report    jwirt comes on the heels of a eel that consumer prices in-    sharp advance in wholesale creased by a seasonally adject-    prices in January, presaging **•    ed one percent last month, with    even higher consumer prices in j    food and fuel costs accounting    the weeks and months ahead wife repel ’’ 'I I (b i rn e. Meld for about 80 percent of the rise, ed two sets of tracks leading    january    increase put con front his pickup truck to ^^(sumer prices 9 4 percent higher riverbank Only one tracks returned. Authorities    dragged    the    river    j 12-month period since that end-    meaning that it cast consumers in the area    several    days    with    no    inc Mav, 1951    $139 70 to buy the same amount results.    Wodnmlay,    while    the    if continued for all of 1974. the    of retail goods and cervices that official    search    had    been    sus*(one percent seasonally adjusted    $100 bough! in 1967. searchers to Increase would translate into i of the Van 12 percent inflation rate. The report showed that inflationary pressures w e r e strong across the economy. Food prices rose Mi percent, nonfood commodities 1.3 percent and service* 0.7 percent. .set of than a year ago. the sharpest,Consumer Brice • leap in th*' east of living in any | to 139 7 of its “They will be given the kinds ,,trs; nam,.d .-mother victor* (Thursday as the section dealing with lascivious acts with a child 1 was struck down in Linn district court, As a result of the ruling. County Atty. William Filches is advising law enforcement officials not to make arrests for violation of the section. District Judge William Fads ruled “reluctantly” in the case of Edward O. Cook. 52, Center Point, that section 725.2 of the Iowa (xkIc is unconstitutional due to “verbal vagueness of the i term lewd, immoral or lascivious act ” Others Voided The judge compared the statute to the surrounding sections in tile code, 725 I and 725.3, both of which have been declared unconstitutional by the Iowa supreme court recently. In December the high court unanimously held that section Deadline Passes; Hearst Mum HILLSBOROUGH. Calif. (APF — The deadline for Randolph Hearst to pump another $4 million ink his free food program passed Friday without any public response by the father of kid-] imped Patricia Hearst But a $2 million food distribu-, tion plan already established by the newspaper executive was under way. Tons of food were being trucked from warehouses to four distribution points in the and posing little relief for consumers. The report showed that the Index climbed 1967 average, pended to permit rest, two friends Steenis family located his body. Sheriff Grant reiterated Fri day his Thursday statement that an arrest might he made in; 30 minutes, but that it might take 30 days Soaring gasoline prices played a large part In the advance | Average prices of Lith premium and regular gasoline rose 6 2 percent. The average price for, regular jumped to 46 5 cents |>er I gallon and for premium, 50 1! 'cents int gallon 1 Continued: Page 3, Col 8 ) lo dan's (Intr Lh* Nowadays there are the haves, tin' havenots and the charge its.    cwvrioM to appease the Symbionese lab- marshal” is escaped black pris-eration Army or give it the nod on convict Donald D Defreeze. to try to rescue the 20-vear-old! Y®6, ^ou indeed know j^j    me,    Cinque said. Demands' Dilemma    'Hunted,    Feared” At their suburban home in “You have always known me. Hillsborough, the Hearses were 'I’m that nigger you have hunted trying to find a way out of the and feared night and day. dilemma brought on by the hit- “I'm that nigger that hunts est demands of the SLA,    you now.” In a 20-minute tape recording Charles Battvs, special agent “communique’’ by “General in charge of the FBI investiga-j Field Marshal Cinque” deliv-ition, said despite the raised de-San Francisco bay area Friday ered to Hearst Thursday, the mnnds he was optimistic, morning. The massive handout SLA said the family's    $2 million,    ‘    We do    know they’ve    had    her began at IO a m. CDT.    offer    wa* “crumbs”    and that for    24    weeks and    that    she    is The Symbionese Liberation    negotiations would not even    now    safe and a|lve/’Rates said Army, which claims to    hold    begin until the ante was upped    “Mr    Hearst must    make the Miss Hearst as a “prisoner of by $4 million.    decisions (Hi the latest demands.! war, said it would break off; The long-winded diatribe These are his decisions ok the communication if its tough new! about the hundreds and others have been.” demands were not met    hundreds of millions of the    jn    Angeles,    U.S. Atty A new ultimatum gave    pub-    Hearst empire fortune brushed    (;en    Saxbe said it was apparent lither Randolph Hem st a save- aside the* fact that the “people “America is now coming her-life order to put up $4 mil-!in need” program would face to face with the problem lion more or see his daughter through donations far exceed we've seen in so many areas of held hostage indefinitely for two th*- publisher’s 12-million offer. world — hijackings and po-me rn be re of the terrorist sect In his recording, Cinque re- Utica! kidnapings.” [charged with murder    jferred to rejwrts identifying The FBI said it was up to    the)members of the SIA    One unof- !father to decide whether to    try! final version was that    the “field crewmen, who Farrow said at j this time were slumped in their seats. Edgar Mallard, district marketing manager for Delta, told a news conference that the man had not gone through the boarding desk. He said the would be hijacker was carrying a black ( Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) Gov. Wallace in Third-Term Race MONTI;OMKHY. Ala (Ai’) -Gov. George Wallace announced his candidacy for a third term Friday. His announcement set the stag*- for perhaps another presidential race in 1976, hut his prepared statement made no mention of that Today s Index “Three people will do just a' (Continued* Page 3, Col 6 i Comics ... 19 Crossword . ..... ...... 19 Daily Record . . ....... 3 Deaths 3 Editorial Features ....... 6 Farm It Financial ...... 20 Marion ....... .......7 Movies 12,13 Society ... IO Sports . 15-17 State 8,0 Tele\ ision IK Want Ads 22 25 ;

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: February 22, 1974

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