Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 21, 1974, Page 5

Cedar Rapids Gazette

March 21, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa MftVlCf 3W4 UT >4 JT9.89 2fc53 W77 Thursday night will find cold weather from the Rockies to the northern and middle Atlantic coast. Snow is expected in the middle Mississippi valley and the Great Lakes. The far west will be clear. DEATHS Daily The Weather High temperatures Wednesday, low temperatures overnight and Inches of pre-dpllalior.: Anchorage .3934.0] L.Angeles .1457 Atlanta ....7460.46 Miami ..7973 Bismarck ..31 9.01 Minneapolis 59 14 Chicago ....MM N. Orleans .S4M.05 Denver 14 New York ..MM Duluth II 6 Phoenix ....4959.68 Honolulu ...8174.02 Seattle 6039 Houson 794S.14 Washington 5539 Missing. Extended Cold Sat-u r d a y through Monday. A chance of rain or snow Sunday -lighs in the 30s and lower 40s. jows in teens and lower 20s. C. R. Weather Kigh Wednesday L. and Kathoy G. Kline. Ruth A. and Vincent L. Feehan. Shirley M.. and Arnold Li Pav-licek. Merry Lee and Ronald Laverne Perrin. Susan Theres-sa and William Dean Schindler. Wanda M. and Billy. G. Smiley. James H. and Cclia E. Neilly. Donald R. and Karla R. Wain. June M. and .Terry L. Varner. Sandra Lee and Dennis Allen Wyatt. Petitions for Bankruptcy Thomas F: Dyer, Des Moines, formerly of 1629 Park Towne court NE, and Joy J. Dyer, 1257 Fifth avenue SE. He claimed debts of and assets of with claimed as exempt. She claimed debts of and assets of with all claimed as exempt. John Patrick and Chery Dawn .Hardman, 5816 Underwood avenue SW.! He claimei debts of S6.811.29 and assets of with claimed as exempt. She claimed debts o; and assets of with claimed as exempt. Magistrate's Court Speeding Walter Binz, Coralville; fined and costs. Walter Binz, Coralville; fined and costs. John Kiicera, 2237 .C avenue NW; Fern Starr, 5121 Holly avenue NW; each fined and costs: Robert Dye, 2055 H avenue NE; Judith Fields, 2431 Wilson avenue SW; Norman Dreyer, 2200 Country Club drive, Marion; Kenneth Hoffer, 2312 D avenue NE; Allan Anderegg, 1309 Ellis boulevard NW; Paul Vik-tora, 1018 Nineteenth street SE; Robert Shaffer, 313 Twenty-ninth 'street NW; each fined and costs. John Tudeep, 1485 M e a d o w v i e w drive, Marion; Keith Peters, Fairfax; Linda Drymon, Martelle; James Fi t z p a f r i c k, 202 Twenty-seventh street NW; Kenneth Basten, 1840 C avenue NE; each fined and costs. Faulty equipment Alan Loise, Toddville; Steve Er-lacher, 1645 Thirtieth street SE; Dan Sweeney, 2140 Memoria" drive SE; each fined and costs. Traffic signal violation Dennis Coralville; fined and costs. Yarbrough Floyd, 4509 Sugar Pine drive NE; Ma r i o n Burlingame, 1 83C Western drive SW; Michael Wampler, 397 Eighteenth street SE; Robert Bollnger, Edge-wood; each fined and costs. Improper registration Theodore Herring, Mechanics-ville; fined and costs. William D'avis, 1834 Wilson avenue SW; fined and costs. Driver's license violation Ronald Yarington, 7100 Mt. Vernon road SE, two charges; fined artd costs on one and and costs on the other. Right-of-way violation Barbara Mann, 3800 Vine avenue SE; fined and costs. LeAnna Boddicker, Vinton; fined and costs. Improper turn Dixie Carlson, 5466 Gordon avenue NW; fined and costs. Improper passing Ira Kul-bersh, Chicago; fined and costs. One-way street violation Sonald Snow, Iowa Cily; fined and costs. Iowa Deaths Monticcllo Mrs. Stella ilarms, 62. Services Friday at at Sacred Heart Catholic church. Wake service at Thursday at Gocttsch's. Solon John Scdlacek, 99. Services Saturday al at 3rosh chapel, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Anderson cemetery near Swishcr. Faycttc Cassie Kimplon, 01. Bellas-Wright. Hazlclon Pirn Watson, !10. Services Friday at at Methodist church. Brant's. D c c o r a li Roy Wicks. Stcinc's. Toledo Austin E. (Hod) Walton, 87. Services Friday at 2 it Henderson's. Vinlon Roger Cuininings, 64. Services Saturday nl 2, Voon Thursday Precipitation Mai for March Normal for March N'ormal through March 5.02 Mai for 1974 Barometer, steady 30.02 Humidity at noon Wind direction and velocity at Sazelte wealher station al noon VSWatl2rnph. Sun rises Friday, sun els, Year Ago Today High, 52 ow, 30; rainfall, none. Traveler's Forecast Friday Weather, Hi-Lo 3ismarck Snow 24-2 Chicago Cloudy Cincinnati Cloudy Cleveland ___ Cloudy 35-28 }es Moines PtCldy 32-16 Detroit -Cloudy 38-21 ndianapolis ....Cloudy 42-34 Kansas City PtCldy 52-22 Milwaukee Cloudy Wpls.-St. Paul .PtCldy 26-8 Dkla. City ......PtCldy 51-36 Dmaha Cloudy iioux Falls Cloudy Degree Potal to date Phrough March 20, 1973 of normal year Mississippi Stages (Flood stages in brackets) LaCrosse (12) 6.0, no change Lansing (18) 8.2, no change Dam 9 (18 15.9, no change McGregor (18) 8.6, ho change Guttenberg (15) 7.3, fall .1 Dubuque (17) 10.0, no change Davenport (15 8.8, fall .1 Kcokuk (16) 9.2, fall .3 Cetlar at C.R. (13) 5.60, fall !5 Coralville Lake ool level Thursday 670.90 Births Mercy March 20. 'Mr. and Mrs. Albert 4640 Mt. Ver-on road SE, a son. Births St. Luke'; March 20 To the families f Verlin Smith, 1618 Twen-eth street NW, twin sons; ohn Sclirincr, 1080 Edgewood oad NW, a son; David Mueller, 704 Richmond road NE, a aughter. Out of Town Births At Quito, Ecuador Mr. and '.is. Daniel Knight, a son larch 14. Mrs. Knight is tho aughter of Mr. and Mrs. to-ne Williams, 1117 Thirtv-fth street NE. Knight is the ?n of Ruth E. Knight, 1D05 Washington avenue SE. Marriage Licenses Rita Hlnz and Gary Musser, cggy Cooper and Dennis Pan-sh, Martha Turner and Robert lark, Barbara Hewitt and ouglas McArthur, all of Cedar a p i d s Catherine Pructl, tkins, and Ricky Stonebnrncr, fatkins. Bonnie Baum, Cedar apids, and Hayncs Hutchin-n, Mt. Vernon. Marriages Dissolved Irvin William and Frances nulinc Blnttner. Knihorinc nn and Ronald 'Lynn Let our Flowers express your respect and love FLORIST and GIFT SHOP 364-8139 phono answered 24 hour: pvory day, Campbell's, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday. Wyoming Charles Pixlcy Smith, 85, of Orange, Texas Graveside services Saturday a 10, Wyoming cemetery. Friend may call between 8 and a.m. Saturday, Haydcn's. Tipton Virgil Kinyon, 74 Services changed to a.in Saturday, Sheets and Son where friends may call after f Friday. Fred E. Stodola Krt'd E. Stodola, 68, of 1624 Second street SW, died unexpec- tedly Thursday. Born Jan. 4, 1996, in Czechoslovakia, he came lo the United States and Cedar Rapids in 1906. Mr. Stodola was a retired city employe and a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic church, Holy Name Society, Cadets of St. George and Teamsters Union iMul 238. Surviving arc his wife, the former Alice I'. Jakoubec, lo whom he was married June 4, 1929, in Cedar Rapids; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd R. Oliver, Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Kenneth L. Mote, Marion; a son, Robert F. Slodola, San Fer- nando Valley, Calif.; ten grand- children, one great-grandson, and three sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Vodicka, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Don- ald Stransky, Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. William Barnes, Iowa City'. Services: Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Wenceslaus church by the Rev. Clarence Frana. Parish and Cadets of St. George Rosa- ry at p.m. Friday in the Janeba-Kuba funeral home west where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: St. John's cemetery. (Continued from Page 1.) held a news conference Wcdncs day to urge that a third parly be permitted to review the tapes and determine which would bi relevant to Ihe committee's im peachment inquiry. He did not spell out his pro ppsal but said it could he along the lines of the one made b; President Nixon to former spe cial prosecutor Archibald Co> calling for Sen. John Stennis (D Miss.) to listen.lo tapes then in dispute between the Whiti House and the Watergate grane jury. Cox' refusal to accept the proposal led to his firing. Flatly Rejected Rhodes' suggestion seemed unlikely to fare much .better The White House has indicate( no interest in it and the chair man and. ranking Republican or the committee have flatly re jected it. "The committee has a cqnsti tutional responsibility to con duel the Rep. Ed ward Hutchinson the ranking GOP member. "And besidest 1 don't understand why someone else's judgment of rel- evancy should be any better than mine." Although Nixon has given no sign of yielding on the issue am commiltee counsel John Doar pledged Wednesday thai. Ihe :ommiltee was "unswerving in ils determination to get the ma- the prospect of an im- mediate confrontation appearec dim, Nixon has turned over 70( documents and 19 tapes he had previously given to the Wa'ler- ;ate grand jury and Doar wants ;ime for the inquiry staff lo ex- amine Ihe material. Cross-Examination And a new issue arose Wednesday.to plague the com- mittee. St. Glair.requested pep mission to sit in on the impeach- ment panel proceedings, cross- examine witnesses, call his own vitnesses and present evidence. The request immediately split he Republicans and Democrats on the committee, with the Re- mblicans favoring it. and the democrats opposing it. Bids Opened on Wafer Main Pipe Bids were taken from four ompanies Wednesday for fur- ishing water main pipe to the ity. The bids were token on 24 ypes and sizes of pipe. Because f that and cost escalation fac- ors, based on the price of scrap metal at the time of delivery, it vas impossible to immediately elcrmine the low bidder. The bids were referred 'to the rater department for study. Bidding were Griffin Pipe 'roducls Co. of Council Bluffs, Clow Corp. of Bcnscnvillc, III., .mcrican Casl Iron Pipe Co. of hawnce Mission, Kan., and LS. Pipe and Foundry Co. of hicago. Hazel A. Hensley Hazel A. Hensley, 86, formerly of 1645 B avenue NE, widow 01 George W. Hensley, died in a Marion nursing home Wednes- day after a shorl illness. Born July 4, 1887, in Bertram she had lived in the Cedar Rapids vicinity all her life. She was married Feb. 27, 1907, in Marion. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Peclen, Cedar Rapids; two sons, Louis J. Hensley, Cedar Rapids, and Kenneth L. Hensley, Santa Maria, Calif.; a brother, Earl Cox, and" a sister, Mrs. Mignon Wilson, both of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: Saturday at p.m. at Stewart funeral home by the Rev. Charles Mehaffey, pastor of Asbury United Meth- odist church. Burial: Campbell cemetery. Friends may 'call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. .until 9 p.m. Friday. The family at the funeral home from 2 until 4 and 7 'until 9 p.m. Friday. Gletus Pierce j Cletus ,R.: Pierce, -40, Nashua, a former Cedar Rapids resident; died Thursday. Born Sept.'22, in Lawler, lie was employed by Penick and Ford in Cedar Rapids for .five years before moving to Charles City. Survivors include two sons. Randy and Scott, both of Charles City; two daughters, Felicia and Julie, both of Charles Cily; two brothers, Cal- vin and Claude, both of Cedar Rapids; three Eunice Jones of Indianapolis, Haze Usher and Rena Calvig, both o! Nashua. Services were Monday in Lawler. Mrs. John Ji Smith Anna Maye Smith, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of a leart attack in Forida March 1. Her husband was the owner of Smith Silver Co. which was lo- cated in the Roosevelt building. Mrs. Smith, a graduate of St. Catherine's academy and the Jniversity of Kentucky, both in Lexington, Ky., assisted her hus- )and in 'their jewelry business jefore they moved to Florida. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. I. M. Strain, Jcsup. Memorial Services AVyanl, Edward TI. Monday it 1 p.m. at the Cedar Mcmo- ial columbarium. Ho died in 'loridn March Hi. Yitck, Marie Friday at 2 ).m. in the Kuba funeral home east by the Rev. William B. -tarnish. Burial: Czech National cemetery. Pusatcrl, Mrs. Francis IS. ierviccs at 11 a.m. Saturday at Itewart funeral home. B.urial: Shiloh cemetery. YcaRcr, Grace Maud Scr- iccs were at Turner chapel vest, ai 3 p.m. Thursday by Ihp Very Dev. Canon D. A. Lofcr- There wits a cremiition commilliil. Hnwcli, Jnnctta 0. Scr- rices were at Turner chapel al noon Thursday by iho Hev. John Shew and Larry 'ohnson. Burial in (he Jrove Hill cemetery, Morri- on. 111. Town cuul Country Shopping Center -C.R. Police- (Continued from Page 1.) the uniformed patrolmen's com- mittee of the association, had conducted the meeting. Officers Displeased Ammeter told newsmen police officers were displeased with the mandatory polygraph ordi- nance and "tactics" used by the jcity council. "This is just an example of city hall's ramming things down people's Jaeger said. "We have felt for some time the city council has been challenging Ammeter said. "We feel now is the time to take up that challenge." Jaeger said it is the feeling that if they fire one officer, they will have to fire 137. Ammeter said the associa- tion's attorney docs not believe the new ordinance is constitu- tional. However, he said, a meeting was elated with the at- torney Thursday afternoon to examine the ordinance more closely. Steinbeck Opposed The ordinance, adopted on a 4-to-l vote with Safety Commis- sioner James Steinbeck op- posed, provides that any police officer shall forfeit his position and shall be subject to immedi- ate discharge from city employ mcnt if he refuses to answer questions specifically, di rectly and narrowly relating to the performance of officia duties, or to submit to a poly- graph test, without being re- 1 to waive the privilege against incrimination or who shall refuse or fail to ap- pear when duly summoned in connection with an official de- partmental investigation, civil service proceedings, grand jury proceedings, inquiry or inves tigation by any individual or bpdy authorized by law to con duel same." Ordinance Requested The ordinance was adopted in response to a request by Asst Atty. General Garry Woodwart who is special prosecutor in the police probe. Asked if the policemen wanl to seek a courl test of the new polygraph ordinance, Ammeter replied, "certainly." "Our primary mission is to have this ordinance rescindet immediately. through the Jaeger added. "As I understand Am meter said, "they may have to take action against someone and then we will take it from No Reason Now 'Ammeter the'n-'aaaed" there was no reason now to call any officers off the job, a statement that puzzled newsmen. Another officer had just said: "The streets are going to be mighty bare." Ammeter said no vote was taken'in the meeting. He eaic officers just decided to proles the ordinance. He then walked into his commander's office j re- ported he was sick, and went home. We feel this is an invasion ol our Jaeger said, "and it points to the city hall, attitude that they can do anything to anybody. We have nol been ac- cused of any felonies, and have not been advised of our constitu- tional rights." Seek Raise Jaeger said it would be a good time to hit the city council with demand for an immediate raise. Acting Assistant Chief Wil- liam Byrne, who is in charge .of detectives, said none on the day detective shift had gone home, but-added he could not predict what the situation might be ater. "You have heard of the Hong- Kong flu? This is the Canney Byrne said.- "You had bet- :er watch out. I heard it is con- tagious." Byrne remained on duty. Officers oh Street Acting Chief Johnson told newsmen, "We have officers out on the street. There is no extreme emergency and there isn't going to be." Johnson denied reports he told The Cedar Raplda Thurs., Mar. 21, 1974 Photo hv Jchn The Cedar Rapids city council met in closed session with .Acting Police Chief Wal- lace Johnson for more than an hour Thursday morning regarding the by tome po- lice officers. Afterward, Mayor Donald Canney said Johnson would order the policemen back on the job immediately. Johnson K pictured at the desk in the background. In .the foreground, from left, are Public Improvements Commissioner Richard Phillips; Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck; and Parks Commissioner Stan Reinis. officers he would support what- ever action they considered. He said he also told them that if they were going to take action, they should consult an attorney and take the attorney's advice. McGuire said the concept of the! ordinance has been upheld by I the U.S. supreme court, and that, it did not take away anj constitutional rights. Iowa Atty. Gen. Richarc He also said he told the of- Turner told The Gazette that of- ticers he was in charge of the police department and protect- ing the citizens, -and he was going to make sure they were protected. Leaving Room He related telling the officers he was going to leave the meet- ing because he felt the officers may have some things .they wanted to talk about withoiil him there, and "some things I might not want, to hear." Commissioner Steinbeck, former police detective, said: "My reaction immediately is that the decision was made on emotion tionality." Councilmen rather than ra were asked .to speculate on what might.happen when the 4 p.m. to midnighi shift is lo report. That, they said, will depend upon response to Chief John- son's "reporter else" order. Steinbeck added, however, that officers who left the day shift are 'mostly and that ffii'grit provide jome indica- tion on how the other shifts will react. t, Canney said the council gave 'no consideration" to rescind- ing the controversial ordinance. Charles Mullinex, chairman o: the Cedar Rapids civil service commission, responding to news about the walkout said: j "I can't evaluate the situation until I know something about it It's unfortunate if something like that is happening." Ralph Coty, executive direc- tor of the city's human rights commission, said: First Person "I believe I was the first per- son to express concern that the ordinance was violating (he rights of pojice officers. I still believe this. "The officers, however, have access to the courts and the civil service commission to redress their grievance. "I believe the walkout grossly irresponsible. I do not support it. I would urge the jolice to return to work immedi- ately, and then use those re- sources available to them within :he system. "Those of us concerned about heir rights will help, but, no responsible person can support group that would leave a najor city without police pro- ection." Some 30 officers, including Acting Chief Johnson, attended Vednesday's council meeting and protested passage of the or- linancc. Has Been Upheld However, City Atty. David fleers must first be offered im- munily before being compellec to answer questions or take polygraph tesls. If they are offered immunity Turner said, they can be dis missed under the ordinance i they refuse to take the test. He said the new Cedar Rapids ordi nance, as he understands il conforms to the supreme cour ruling. No Difference "I think it makes no dif ference if the ordinance appliei only to police officers and not tc other Turner said. "However, my own feeling i: that any public officer or othe employe who lakes' the Fifth Amendment like a common hood, particularly after he ha been promised that no reprisal; will be taken against him fo; this testimony, should be sum marily dismissed. "Public officers and officials and employes have a public trust, and owe a much higher duty and obligation peo- ple than is owed by anyone else. When called upon to account to the public with respect to their duties, they should not be per milled to hide under a rock Ilka Ihe Fifth Amendment." They decided a police car would be sent to pick up the phone books. Further discussion deter- mined the maps mighl he loo small to be adequate and a sec- ond phone call was placed to the civil defense office. The civil defense office could not provide adequate maps, so a third call was placed to the Chamber of Commerce. A Chamber official in- formed the secretary the Chamber obtains its maps from a local real estate firm. The fourth telephone call was placed to Larry D. Sharp Realtors. The firm promised' to send 30 maps immediately. A short lime later, a salesman arrived at the police station and turned the maps over to the Iowa highway patrol. for Iowa Patrolmen a Problem One of the problems of equip ping an emergency law enforce rnent agency unfamiliar .will Cedar Rapids was solved Thurs day by a police secretary win made a series of telephom calls. Mary Renfer, secretary to Ihe mlice chief, was directed to ob tain 30 maps of the city for members of the Iowa highway palrol who have been called ,o replace Cedar Rapids police officers who have walked off :heir jobs. The maps were needed be- cause the highway patrolmen are. unfamiliar with the city street patlerns. An assistant chief suggested Ars. Renfer call the telephone company to obtain phone books, vhich contain a detailed map of he city. A telephone company super- visor promised Mrs. Renter lie would deliver the maps in several days, but was in- formed the maps were needed immediately to deal with the emergency. Since 1909 flowers for all occasions JOHN E. LAPES (nnvenienl downtown locotion 308 3rd Avc. SE 365-0511 FHKSII I'rompt FLOWEKS 1'KCK'S FLOWKH SHOP 5008 Center Pt. Rd. N.E. 393-5565 search were a s.awed-off shot- gun, a pocketknife with a Ihree- or four-inch blade and- some bloody clothing, including blue- gray slacks. Among items found in searches, of the, car in Benton county anrTNbwUn's residences, one_ in. Benton and..one in ;Linn county, were some clothing and a pair .of blue-gray slacks. Officials have refused to say whether the murder weapon fras been found. The search warrant for Now- lin's Cedar Rapids residence, 622 Eleventh avenue scribed it as the. apartment of Mabel Irene Franks. In other court documents in there is reference .to "Mabel Elizabeth Beltz, also known as Mabel Irene The two suspects are to re- ceive a preliminary hearing on the Linn county charges .Mon- day. They have been given un- til Wednesday to waive or de- mand preliminary hearings on the Jones county charges. Nuclear Plant Ban Is Sought WASHINGTON (UPI) Hep. Jerome Waldie (D-Calif.) Thurs- day introduced legislation to >an construction of new nuclear lower plants until independent tudies are made on safety haz- ards. Duck Deaths JACINTO; Calif ducks have died of a mysterious malady, their >odies found strewn around a dry lake near this desert com- munity. ,i For Any Occasion FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS fPIERSON'S FLOWER SHOP ".D. moo d NW John B. Turner Son Funeral Directors since 1888 t i Now, two completely-staffed locations to serve you. 'IXirncr's East 800 Second Avc. SI I Turner's VVcsl 1221 First Ave.We.st YOUTH FOR CHRIST CHRISTIAN ARTISTS SERIES presents BILL PEARCE Vocalist and Trombonist LARRY MAYFIELD Pianist and Composer IN CONCERT Sinclair Auditorium Coe College Saturday March 30, I'M Admission: Tickets Available nt: Armstrong's, Christian Book Store, Cedar Bool Store, The Record Shop, Inc. and Area Churches or contact. Youth for Christ or 393-1108. Also avallnhlo nUh.e ;