Wednesday, February 27, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2A The Cedar Gazette: Wed., Feb. 27. 1974 Authority on 'No-Knock' Struck from Crime Codef, Magistrate Court By Randy Minkoff DES MOINES (UP1) The Iowa senate Wednesday voted to] eliminate the "no-knock" au- citizen has been put in jcop- i ardy when officers entered j Cooley Bound Over Subsidies Needed for BART, Officials Say Burglary from Bus Complicates t Tug, Coasf Guard Captain Blamed for Bridge Damage without knocking. "In a free socielv j Steven I ninth avenue SW. was bound Traffic Snarl j It was like the Keystone Hops! WASHINGTON Thcjtlic bridge for several hours, cx- SACHAME.NTO, Calif. (AP) -Idaily in 22 commuter trainsiand 1-aurel and Hardy wrappcdjNational Transportation damaging bridge pil- ami we.si! "pin one big production. j Board said Wednesday (lie thu spun and portions at hours daily! At p.m. Tuesday in the j tains of a tugboat and a D I i-L SACKAA1ENTO, Calif. (AP) I daily 111 22 commute] On Breakin Chargejofficials of the nation's most! operating ou the east a I'cn Cooley, 79 raP'd transit system'sides of the bay 14 hoi thority for law enforcement of- ficers from the proposed revis- ions of the state's criminal code. On a 26-23 vote, the. upperjageof property life and limb." chamber approved an amend-1 -soft on Crime" ment by Sen. Gene Glenn (D-Ot- tumwa) that would require law officers to announce their pres- ence and knock before enterin I don'tjovcr to the grand jury following think we want to open the preliminary hearing Friday to this type of invasion of pri-jmagistrate's'court on a charge! Glenn said. "These types :0fbreaking and entering i Two top officials of the San! But Stokes said BART trains say they may have to clasc the i five days a week. BAHT block of Seventh sircel SB, line unless more tax provided to cover losses. money is j ally plans 100 trains operating! Robert Musgrove was driving operating [20 hours daily seven days north on Seventh when all of a tof infusions will lead to dam-j 1Ic is chargcd in jwith the Jan. 29 breakin'at the residence of liobert H. Cooper, Sejiator Gene Kennedy Second street Dubuque) a former state j trooper, said he supported j Man Pleads Guilty a residence. The amendment L, was approved in the lo 'lrotect the Prlvac-v third day of debate on the crim-101 inal code revisions. i don't want' this as a lool for The committee passed ver- sion would have allowed officers to enter a residence with a search warrant without knock ing. However, Glenn cited vari- ous instances where indi- vidual privacy has been violated and the safety of the (Continued from Page 1.) which it has contracts, fearing, thai if this information were made available to you, it migh fall into the hands of its compel itor, the Linn county data pro cessing center." The letter went into detail on an Iowa Data contract begin ning last year and going for two years with Wright county, a county with a population "some what greater than the hygotheti cal average county of police or as their responsi- To Drunk Drivinc Richard Wheeler, 1715 C ave nue NE, pled guilty Monday in j magistrate's court to a charge T me a parKea car owned DV vivi-i ip At a will; Fares on the portions of the 1000 Seventh street iLj c fare {system now operating range ;cn pen to passenger traffic in Sep- .ember, which would be about ivc years behind schedule, "if you believe in miracles." But he said November would be a more guess. Current Service BART currently carries an average of passengers Victims' Maiming Sets Term for Woman HOUSTON (UPI) A state listrict judge, angered by the maiming o? two robbery vic- ims, sentenced a woman to years in prison Tuesday, "t wanted to register my dis- ;ust of the wanton shootings of hese Judge Garth Bales said. "They were shot lown without .provocation. It vas a senseless act." Alberta. Ann Wilson, 22, was 20 Applicants for Top Police Job Complete Tests At least 20 applicants look civil service test Monday for the job of Cedar Rapids police chief. The civil service commission reported 15 members of the local force and five non- members took the test in Cedar Rapids. Tests have been mailed to 17 other applicants outside Cedar Rapids, but. none has been returned. When all tests are returned and graded, which could take as long as two weeks, interviews for the job will be held with those applicants who earned passing scores. The chief's job has Been va- cant since George Matias re- tired last year due to poor health. Her car was pushed into another parked car owned by Mary' l.uter, 1001 Seventh street SE. The three cars ram- bled ahead like a train, with llusgrove's vehicle pushing. The second parked ear finally veered off on its own, traveling into the 900 block of Seventh street. Meanwhile, the first two vehicles stuck close together be- fore meeting up with a city bus at the Tenth avenue and Sev- enth street intersection. That's where it all ended, almost. While police were at- tempting to untangle the situ- ation, someone helped himself to the coin changer in the bus. Musgrove said he didn't witness any part of the ac- cident. He woke up in Mercy hospital with facial cuts. He was released after treatment. No charges were filed. The amazing part of the epi- sode is that, according to the police accident report, total damage to all vehicles came to only The bridge was when the tug Carolyn and its tow, the barge Weeks No. 254, struck a trestle on the western side of the bridge Sept. 21, 1972. The lug and barge had been heading north on the Atlantic ocean when bad weather forced them to seek refuge in the bay. The safety board said the ac- cident occurred when the tug headed into the wind to facili- tate the transfer of fuel from its port to starboard tanks. A por- tion of the towing hawser which bad been coiled on deck washed overboard and fouled both pro pellers, causing a total loss of propulsion. The U.S. coast guard Cutter Madrona evacuated the tug crew and made several unsuc- cessful attempts to take the tug into tow. The tug and barge then drifted into the bridge and tunnel, striking the structure in several locations. The tug even- tually grounded on Chesapeake beach while the barge pounded damaged Wed Outdoors; Downtown Cleveland CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) Roland Johnson wanted to get married in downtown Cleveland, and his bride-to-be, Dannette Brandon, wanted an outdoor wedding. The compromise site: Cleve- land's Chester commons, sur- rounded by high-rise apartment buildings, motorists and pedes-' trians. "A lot of things are happening downtown, and Chester com- mons seemed appropriate for the said Johnson. Their 200 invited guests were joined by passersby for the tiour-long ceremony. 30 YEARS AGO Gestapo Bead Heinrich Himmler became the No. 2 man in Germany, suc- ceeding Reichsmarshal Goering who failed to keep his pledge to protect Germany from air at- French Premier Quits; Renamed PARIS (AP) The govern- sponsibility of the secretary of Premier Pierre Mess- the attorney general, he resigned Wednesday, but "and it would appear both have within four hours President been at least somewhat remiss Georges Pompidou rcappointetl in (his regard." jhim (0 lead a new, streamlined Hacsemeyer also staled in hisjcabinel. him he-couldn't buy because of aiding in the 1972 plates were even. 'He pulled out his registration and showed it in front of lhe al- endanl who adamantly refused I to sell any gas, pointing at the front license plate ending with a "3." When Foster looked at his rear plate, it ended with a have doomed the soldier being a pedestrian. robbery of three Mexican na- tionals who were vacationing in Houston. The men were enticed into a motel room where they were kicked, beaten and robbed of As the assailants were leaving, one of them blasted the victims with a sawed-off shot- gun, thai might j Two of the men lost use of an "Chances are I never would tojarm because of the wounds. Judge Bates said he hoped the The stale radio said Messmer would put together a "combal cabinet" to deal with France's r letter that Iowa Data would nol be in violation, only the county, if a contract involving than had been entered growing economic problems, into. Patchell had declared both i The report said the new gov- would be in violation. crnmcnt would retain Michel Contradiction Jobcrl as forci8n minislcr and valery discard d tstaing as fi- Thc solicitor general also con-inancc minister. have noticed thai plalcs ended in my license differenl said Foster, as he headed for the department of motor vehicles and another set of plates. Iradiclcd Patchett's contention that contracts entered into be- fore passage of the law would be covered by limitation, Palchett could nol lie reached immediately for comment Haescmcyer's letlcr. The letlcr did nol deal with Palchctl's allegation that Iowa Data's contracts "apparently" violate a portion of his amend- ment requiring "any election or registration data or records which may be in the possession of a contractor shall remain the property of the commissioner." Stan Zegcl, general manager of lown Dala, has rejected thai charge, saying it looks like "the legislature copied lhe IHW out of, .our contract." Both had been mentioned as possible replacements for Mess- nicr. whose cabinet has been in office since July, 1972, when Premier Jacques Chaban-Del- mas was fired by Pompidou. GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS Fcr dm, Bookkllping, Ciniicl Inloi- malion and Oflini Not LitUd Bilow Coll CiKulalion-Subtciiplion Dipt.......398-8333 Mqn. thiu Sot. 8 a.m. lo J p.m. Suodoyi Until 12 Koon Holiday II Wont Adi. ..398-8234 Man. lhruFri.8o.nl. loS p.m. Smuidiir until 12 Noon DilployUmliiing................398-8222 6 a.m. to S p.m. MoiionOllice ....................398-8430 'Continued from Page 1.) j taste of lhe government in idcn-l lial letters mailed Friday to] three newspapers The Phila- delphia Daily News, The Phil- adelphia Enquirer and The De- troit Free Press. "Now is the time for indcpcn- dcnt-minded citizens to take back their government before the government takes complete control of us Byck wrole. "I for one will nol live in a con- trolled sick society, and I would rather die as a freeman." Byck had been arrested twice sentence would relay his feelings to the parole board when they consider parole for Miss Wilson. She would be eligi- ble for parole in 12 years. One of the suspects in the case was killed in a gun battle with police eight days after the robbery and another is still at large. (Continued from Page 1.) but on a purchasing power basis (1967 there was a dc- clrnc of 80 cents a week. Compared to a year ago, gross earnings arc up per week, but in lerms of purchas- ing power, there was a decline of a week, Ihn report said. In Icrms of spendable earn- for illegally picketing in front of the White House and was on file with the ficcrcl service as a po- tential threat lo the President, authorities said after lhe at- Icmplcd hijacking. what's left after taxes and social security arc deducted the worker saw a fl.7 percent increase in the last year. Hut price increases reversed lhe spendable earnings into a two percent decrease in purchasing power. 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