Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa BCI Agents Saturate Crime Areas in Clue Quest By Charles Roberts DES MOINES (AP) — Stale crime investigators carry shaving gear and two days’ clothing in their rara in case they are rushed to probe crimes such as the slayings of two Cedar Rapids teen-agers The Iowa bureau of criminal investigation (BCI) drew its agents from such widely-scattered points as Mason City, Des Moines. Cedar Palls, Burlington, Davenport, Cen terville and Council Bluffs to saturate areas where the two teens were found. Eleven state agents were called to investigate the deaths of Maureen Connolly, 17, and Michael Servey. IR The law officer* helped local authorities in the Cedar Rapids an a and near Anamosa investigate the deaths, and arrest two suspect*. “Don’t Rush” Miss Connolly’s corpse was found last Saturday near Anamosa. Servey was discovered in a wooded area south of Cedar Rapids. “Probably the most important thing is to protect the crime scene and don’t rush it,” explained BCI Director Craig Reek in an interview. “Once you’ve moved the body, you’ve burned a bridge” and may have lost some evidence. That Is why it is very important that local law officers understand that it is vital to make sure nothing is disturbed until the experts arrive, he said. But there is one chore a policeman must do as soon as he gets to a murder scene — even if some evidence is disturbed, the director said. “He must make sure the body is dead. The first mission is to preserve life.” By flooding a crime area with state agents to supple ment the investigation made by local authorities, (he BG often can uncover clues before time washes them from the minds of potential witnesses, he said. Through their investigation, of the Connolly and Servey slaying*, state agents and local official* developed a lead that led to the arrests of Atwell Conner, 29, of near Cedar Rapids, and George Nowlin, 31, Keystone, who were picked up Tuesday. Charges They wert charged with murder and robbery with aggravation in Cedar Rapids, and wit ti murder and rape in Anamosa. Miss Connolly and Servey disappeared March 9 after asking a friend to firing ga,so line for their auto parked on a south Cedar Rapids street. Miss Connolly’s body was found last Saturday, Servey’* one day later. When word was received in Des Moines that the murders occurred, a state agent and a MCI chemist both assigned lo the stall* crime laboratory, Climbed into a squad car equipped as a mini-lab and rushed to tile scene The squad car carries red lights and a siren, so the investiga tors can get to a crime scene before evidence is disturbed A state official said that investigation now indicates that Miss C o ii n o 11 y and Servey Waukon Airs Hospital, Notice of Gas CityPaving Project Sale Limitation Must Be Posted DES MOINES A number of WAUKON Representatives of Waukon Medical Associates were slain at the Ideations ;in( l the city hospital approved where they were found — not ^ this week’s city council meeting to discuss the feasibility of service stations may be limiting expanding the city’s 1973-74 pav- purchases of gasoline without! mg project to connect the bos- t , notic(! of this, the pita! drive with East Main street. and tran- Legislative Notes by Frank Nye Grassley Considers His First Prize Appropriate Charles Grassley (R New killed elsewhere sported there. Medical examination showed the victims each received a bullet wound in the head. Money was taken from Servey, officials believe, but Miss Connolly’s purse was still on her arm when her l»dy was discovered. Authorities said at first that the young woman had not been molested, but later, rape charges were filed by Jones County law officers against Nowlin and Conner. I) ES MOINES — State Rep Hartford), a candidate for the Republican nomination for Third district congressman, says the biggest hand he’s received on his campaign travels so far was at Independence the other evening. Grassley won a door prize at the Buchanan County Cattlemen’s Assn. dinner “I ve never won anything in my life before” — and it turned out to be a cattle whip. He got the big round of applause when he told the assembled guests he guessed he’d just take it back to the legislature to use on a few recalcitrant lawmakers. □ □ □ Spies at Work ANDIDATES who might wind up running against each other keep an eye on the other fellow, as Sen. Michael Blouin (D-Dubuque) readily confessed recently. Blouin is in a four-candidate race for the Democratic party's nomination for Second district congressman. A colleague, Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar Rapids I, is in a two-candidate race for the Republican nomination for the same post. So they might wind up as foes this fall. Someone came into the senate during a recess the other day and asked of anyone within hearing distance: “Where’s Tom Riley?” Up popped the accommodating Blouin with a grin and this helpful reply: “Last time I had him spied on he was in my phone booth.” . $1,148 Loss in Tipton Breakin outside c TIPTON - A total of $1,148 in merchandise was taken in a breakin at the Cedar County Co s in° through a secret 1,200-yard Op feed mill, the Cedar countv tunn< ' 1 t0 an an( - ,|ent sheriffs office reported Thur.s- f™ 3 " amph,lhealer day. Entry was gained sometime between 3 and 7:30 a.m. Thursday by breaking glass in the office door. Items taken Included a heavy duty welder, space heater and three boxes of tools. consumer protection division of About two blocks would he in- Ally. Gen. Richard Wived, including an exception- Turner said Thursday. ally wide area which has pro- Since the normal consumer Jvided a roadway as well as expectation is that he will not parking for the hospital, clinic, be limited in his gasoline pur-and Good Samaritan center chase, any service station which According to past policy, abut- )s limiting sales should indicate ting property owners would pay thi , in a sjgn readj , vjsib , e tQ part of the cost. The council p Ub |j c agreed to add the paving re- Th „ consumer fraud act pr0 . que,tedjl the cost is acceptable hmits the #mlssjon of a matf ,, al and ii all property owners in- . valved will sign waivers en- ' 3ct «“> lt "' fie awing Ha. city to bypass the ° r advertised*!, of merchan- usual procedure, including pub- ,ISI! . a ‘' on “ lie hearings sinner s purchase is to be lim ited would seem to me to be a 30 YEARS AGO - It was material fart and therefore revealed Nazi reinforcements s, ' ould " disclosed to the pur-werc being dispatched to Cag- c <r ' 'urnei said. CLEARANCE I SALE YOUR MINIMUM PRICES While We REDUCE STOCK GREAT SELECTION OF BEAUTIFUL STYLES AND FINISHES Baldwin DEALER Cedar Rapids Piano & Organ Co. Our New Location 110 Third Ave. SW 365-8689 |R.W. (Bob) Lutzelmani CUSTOM GRASSLEY Picture Framing WAu&to AINT WALLPAPER Storeside ■ KCC Parking 333 5th Ave. SE IN CEDAR, RAPIDS IHE DOki WM ARE RI6HF ON IMT MWJ* BW THE CAR WITH A FAMILY PLAN. DODGE CORONET Our Coronets give you family-sized room without putting the squeeze on your budget. We believe few cars offer you Coronet’s rare combination of good looks end mid-sized practicality. But judge for yourself. Come in. Try a Coronet "on” the members of your family. They’ll like the room, and you’ll like Hie: • front disc brakes • four door conveniense *318 VB • big 19.1 cubic feet of trunk space • Electronic Ignition. Dodge ’THE CHRYSLER •SAMMIS CfMIKHUnn* AUTHORIZED DEALERS Dodge O CHRYSLER MON)** AUTHORIZED DEALERS handlers Phone 363-3521 Corner Second Avenue and 8th Street SE • DODGE • SUBARU • IMPERIAL • CHRYSLER • DODGE TRUCKS OPEN SUNDAY DBddN^IIP Get your town started right this year. Start early and you will save money also. Right now you can get these three Earl May lawn products at a big Spring Savings. MAYPARK LAWN SEED The finest mixture of permanent grasses available. All perennial grasses, tailor-made to build you a beautiful long-lasting lawn. So good ifs unconditionally guaranteed. 50c Off 1,500 sq. ft. box $ 6.95 Now $ 6.45 $1 Off 2,500 sq. ft. box $10.95 Now $ 9.95 $3 Off 10,000 sq. ft. bag $37.50 Now $34.50 EARL MAY LAWN & TURF FOOD Now contains IBDU, a patented torm ot eve/r, slow-releasing nitrogen. Balanced formula makes grass turn green and stay green, at the same time makes grass grow thick with healthy roots 5,000 sq. ft. bag $ 5.95 $1 OFF 10,000 sq. ft. bag $10.95 Now $9.95 EARL MAY CRABGRASS PREVENTER Especially formulated pre-emergence that prevents crabgreass, foxtail and goosegrass. At the same time supplies a balanced feeding to good grasses. Encourages a thick green turf. 50c Off 2,500 sq. ft. bag $ 7.95 Now $ 7.45 $1 Off 5,000 sq. ft. bag $14.95 Now $13.95 EARL MAY GARDEN SEED The largest selection of the finest seed; over 350 different varieties of annual flowers, vegetables and perennials. You ll find the well-known varieties as well as many new and unusual varieties. Triple Tested 1. In the Lab 2. In the Garden 3. On the Table OOO' SEED POTATOES The best Northern-Grown Seed Potatoes available. All of these potatoes are specially grown to produce big yields. Varieties: MAYFAIR KENNEBEC COBBLER VIKING 50 lbs.....‘IO’* IO lbs.......*2'* ONION PLANTS True to anme varieties, freshly dug and ready to grow. Bunch 794 ONION SETS Plant now for early green onions. Ebenezer “Best Keepers", white and yellow. Quart 794 Save 50' Scotch HEATHER PLANT This plant is reputed to bring GOOD LUCK, and when dried can last for years. Plants are growing in 4 , /i-inch pots and are approximately I 8 inches high. . Reg. $2,99 $2.49 GARDEN TOOLS Good selection of quality tools for gardening and yard work. Spades . . .*4 49 and up Hoes . . *2” and up Rake . . *3 49 and up Cultivator ...... $2.99 POWER RAKE RENTAL For the finest lawn ever, power rake now . . . take advantage of our weekday prices. Monday thru Thursday $3.50 hr. $5 Minimum Friday thru Sunday $4 hr. $7 Minimum CLEAN-UP BAGS 79 4 Package of 5 Use Your Credit Card GARDEN CENTER Lindale Plaza—393-8727 Mon.-Fri. 9-9, Sat. 9 5:30, Sun. 11- 5 1200 Edgewood Rd.—363-3531 Daily 9 9, Sat. 9-5:30, Sunday 11*5
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 155+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.