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Cedar Rapids Gazette

April 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1'he Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Sat., April 13, 1974 Death Penalty In Daughter's Torture Death JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Ernest Dobbert, sentenced to death in the torture slaying o his daughter, has been promised the longest pris on term possible if the sentence is overturned. The slaying of Kelley Dobbert "deserves no sentence but said Circuit Judge Hud son Olliff Friday as he commit- ted Dobbert to the electric chair. Olliff said that, if Florida's new execution law is over- turned, he will bring Dobbert back for the stiffest sentence possible. That would probablj be a life term with no possibility of parole for 25 years. Dobbert, 36, sat without ap- parent emotion as Olliff pro- nounced the penalty and added maximum terms totaling 46 years on the convictions of sec- ond-degree murder in the death of a son, Ryder, toture of another son ,Ernest in, 13; an? abuse of a daughter, Honore, 7. The judge reviewed- evidence that Dobbert beat Kelley until her head and stomach were swollen, burned her hands, poked her eyes, knocked her against a wall, scarred her body and head with a belt and a board and finally choked her. The judge said he has been in criminal law almost 22 years and as a paratrooper in World war II saw "death and suffering in every conceivable form.. "But this murder of a help- less, defenseless and innocent child is the most cruel, atro- cious and heinous crime I have ever personally known of." He rejected the 10-2 jury rec- ommendation of a life sentence. Florida law gives the judge dis- cretion to ignore the recommen- dation in first-degree murder convictions. Defense attorney John South- wood said he would appeal. Profit Rise of 71 Percent by 30 Oil Firms NEW YORK (AP) A bank report on oil company profits worldwide for 1973 shows an increase of nearly 71 percent for firms. However, the Chase Mahantlan report warned that "an analysis that is limited solely to the change for a single year is not wily foolish and grossly mis- eading but can also be dishon- st." The report said ihe 70.9 per- cent average increase appears excessive "when considered su- lerficially." According to the analysis, 85 lercent of the increase oceurre< outside the U.S. and was due more than anything else to the devaluation of the dollar. An increased demand for pe- roleum 3.2 million barrels a day more than in 1972 ac- counted for much of the remain- ng profit, the report said. In the next 15 years, the econ- smists predicted, the industry's capital requirements will top i500 billion and 75 percent o. hat will have to come from irofits and capital recovery. Denies Ford "Frothing at Mouth To Be President WASHINGTON (AP) Gerald Ford's office says it is upset by an allegation the vice- president talks like a man who is laying plans to assume the presidency. Press Secretary Paul Miliich a representative group of 30 confirmed that Ford discussed j0hn Osborne said Ronald Gave Life Jacket To Boy, DUBUQUE (AP) Authori- ses were searching Saturday or Gary Wieser, 27, Dubuque, vho was missing after a boat in vhich he was riding capsized on he Mississippi river near Dubu- que. Authorities eaid three Dubu- [ue men and a youth were in he boat at the time of Friday's rnishap. Tom Wunder, 30, and Tohn O'Meara, 22, and Wunder's on, Ray, 7, were rescued. Wieser reportedly put his life acket on the youth when strong vinds caused the boat to cap- ize, said authorities. Christian Pilgrims Trace Jesus' Steps in Jerusalem JERUSALEM (AP) Tho sands of Christian pilgrim traced Christ's steps throut Jerusalem's ancient walled ci to Calvary this Good Frida carrying heavy wooden cross to commemorate the crucifi ion. Israel's police and anr stepped security precaution patroling alleyways and roof guard against Arab guerilla vi lence as the pilgrims followi the Way of the Cross to th Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A police spokesman said tl guard was bolstered followin the massacre by Palestiniar gunmen- in the northern Galile town of Qiryat Shemona. Latin Patriarch G. G. Beltrit LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate No. P334-0474 In ihe District court of tfie state of low; In and for Linn County In the matter of the estate of JANETTE GIBSON HOWELL, Deceased. To all persons interested in the Janette Gibson Howell, You are hereby notified that on the 2n day of April, 197-1, the last will and te lament of Janetfe Gibson Howell, d ceased, bearing date of -the 8th day April, 1971, was admitted to probate the above named court and that Jeann Lorraine Howell was appointed execute of said estate. Notice is further given that any actio to set aside said will must be brought i the district court of said county wiihi one year from the date of the secon publication of this notice, or (hereafter b forever barred. Notice is further given that all person Indebted to said estate are requested I make immediate payment to the under signed, and creditors naving claim against said estate shall file them will the clerk of the above named distric court, as provided by law, duly authenti cated, for allowance; and unless so filei within six months from the seconc publication of this notice (unless other wise allowed or paid) such claim shal thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 2nd day of April, mi. Jeanne Lorraine Howel Executor of said Estate Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sargent, Spangler, Hines and Pence Attorneys for said Executor Cedar Rapids, Iowa Date of second publication ]3th day of April, 1974. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant t Section 345.7 of the 1973 Code of Iowa, o the final pr------- by I' Papi__, follows: ORDINANCE NO. 50-71 :I_IIUM joo., ul me l_OQi; o! Iowa, c e final passage of Ordinance No. 20-7 the City Council of the City of ceda spids, Iowa, on April 10, 1974, a AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 12 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE OF CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA BY REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 41 72 AND ENACTING A SUBSTITUTE IN LIEU THEREOF RELATING TO WATER SERVICE BY PROVIDING RATES FOR PERSONS SIXTY-TWO (62) YEARS OF AGE WITH INCOME OF S4200.00 OR BE IT ORDAINED' BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, as follows: Section 1. That a provision Is added to Chapter 12, Cedar Raoids Municipal Code as follows: "1246 Aclual Consumption Rates. The rate charged a person 6'. years of age or more, with a total annua income. Including the Income of a spouse If married, of 54200.00 or less shall be based on the actual consumption o water, including sewer services, if the useaae Is less than 500 cubic feet ner month, provided an affidavit hereaftei described Is filed. Such person may obtain the aforestated rate by fillnq an affidavit on a form fur- nished by the Water Deparlment, at such place or places prescribed by the Water Department, staling the total Income received, for the preceding calendar year That the reduced rate shal! then be charned for each blllinn period commenc- Inq 30 days or more after the fllina of the affidavit, for the fiscal vear commencing July 1 of each year. Affidavit for the con- tinuation of the redured rate must be filed before June 1 of each year. Any useaae of 500 cubic feet per month or more shall be charged at the regular rates. SccMon 2. That this Ordinance) shall be In full force and effect from and after Ihe fifteenth day of April, 1974. Section 3. That the afore tion 12.34 shall bo Included as part of the replacement pages of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Code and made a par! of said Code as provided bv law. Introduced this 27fh day of March, 1974. Passed Ihls loth day of April, mi. Donald J. Canney, Mayor Attest: John 6. Arthurs, City Clerk Published In Ihe Cedar Rapids Gaiello on April 13, 1974. of Jerusalem led Roman Cath- olc pilgrims down the winding paths of Christ's last walk am paused to say prayers at the 14 Stations of the Cross before en tering the 800-year-old Crusader church. The stations mark the important events along the route to the Crucifixion. Inside the cavernous Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the patri- arch prayed at the last five sta- tions, where Christian tradition says Christ died on the Cross, where he was entombed anc resurrected. Earlier, Greek Orthodox Arch- bishop Christanthos of Jerusa- lem helped shoulder a heavy 10- foot cross to begin the first of who his aides might be if he became President for an article in the New Republic magazine but said Ford first empha- sized that lie does not expect to oe President. Miltich said he is less upsel with the article than with Col- umnist William Safire's cri- !icism that "it is unseemly foi [he vice-president to be confid- ing his plans for the assumption of power while the body of the sitting President is still warm." Safire's account, Miltich said, 'makes it sound like Ford is waiting in the wing frothing at the mouth wanting to be Pres- ident. This is just not an accu- rate characterization." Ford has been willing to an- swer speculative questions on what he might do as President, Miltich said, because of the in- Mortgage Loan Interest Rate Up WASHINGTON (AP) The federal interest rate ceiling on government-backed mortgage loans will jump from to percent Monday, matching an all-time high. James Lynn, secretary of housing and urban development, announced the rise in the ceiling on Federal (ration and- Housing Adminis- Veterans Adminis- many processions denominations. by various Clasping rosaries, black-robed women from Greece and Cyprus fell to their knees at each sta- Jon and kissed the honey- colored cobblestones. Inside the church they wept over the stone of unction where Jesus' body vas placed after he died on (he ?ross. Smaller groups of Armenians, lopts and Syrians followed hroughout the warm and sunny day. Roman Catholic and Prot- s t a n t ceremonies coincided vith Eastern rites this year, and special program was ar- anged to avoid clashes. Groups of pilgrims from all ver the world gathered for [ration loans Friday night, say- ing it was necessary because of higher interests rates across the economy. "I have reluctantly taken this step because it is vital to keep :he an available, prac- :ical, mortgage money source :or American Lynn said. The FHA insures mortgages j :or eligible Americans while the VA guarantees them. The ceil- ng has been 8% percent at imes in the last, four years as nterest rates have surged up- vard. Fewer Americans have been able to use the government-sup- ported loan program because the price of homes has gone up sharply. The maximumMoan in- sured by the government is herent responsibility of any vice-president to be able to suc- ceed to the presidency. Ford has said repeatedly that he does not plan to run for Pres- ident in 1976. The New Republic article by Ziegler would not be asked to remain press secretary if Ford became President and said the cabinet member "with the big question mark over his head is Secretary of Defense Schle- singer." Miltich confirmed that Ford said he did not feel Schlesinger knew how to deal well with congress, although he said Ford is impressed with Schlesinger's managerial ability. "But what secretary of de- fense has been particularly adept at dealing with congress, except maybe Mel Mil- tich added. Miltich confirmed that Ford said Ziegler would not remain iress secretary simply because ?ord would routinely appoint lis own press secretary. Television Listings 9-KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapid, Saturday Night 8-WKBT, La Oasis IO-KROC-TV, Rochester 40-KDU8, Dubuque Newsman Krock, Winner of Four Pulitzer Awards, Dies 9-LawrenceWelk News Weather. Spts. Weik "Harvey" Welle ID-News, weather, Sirfs. Folk Guitar News Games Sauares World at Seo 13-lnsic Familv In Family 3-portrIdge Family In Family In Family WHO FAmlly Suspense "Money To Burn" Suspense "Money To Burn" Norton ABC Suspense "Money To Burn" Tyler Moore "Greatest Story EV Told', Pt. It Tyler Moore 10-NBCMovle- "Greatest Story Ever Pt. II 12-Flring Line 13-NBC "Greatest Story Evei Pt. Bob Newhart Newhart Newhart Marshall Burnett Marshall Burnetl Burnett Theater Marshall News News Weather, Sots. News Wealher. Sots. 6-10 O'Clack Edition Pans West n-Eyewitness New Weather. Sots. "Intruders" "Circle ot Deception" "Woman Times Seven" "Oedipus the King" 4-U.F.O. Meet "Man Called Sledae" Meet In America Meet "Monoower" Limits 9-wlde World ot Entertainment Touch WASHINGTON (AP) Ar- thur Krock, longtime Washing- ton columnist for the New York Times whose 60-year newspaper career earned him an unprece- dented four Pulitzer awards, is dead at 87. Krock, who retired in 1966, succumbed to natural causes at his home Friday night. He had been in ill health for six months, a family spokesman said. Krock's steady output of ex- elusive front-page stories for the Times and his "In the Nation" column, carried by the newspa- per for 33 years, made him a major figure in American jour- nalism. He had been a Times staff: member for five years then-publisher A d o 1 p h administration fiscal policies the 1935 led him to receive Pulitzer Prize for general ex- cellence in reporting. In 1937, Roosevelt granted him an exclusive interview that resulted in his second Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer board awarded him a special commen- dation in 1950 for a similarly exclusive interview with Pres- ident Truman and a special ci- tation in 1955 for distinguished service. Krock, a native of Glasgow, Ky., began his newspaper ca- reer in 1907 as a reporter with the old Louisville Herald. He specialiazed in political af- fairs and from 1932 to 1948 wrote the Times' main story on when every biennial election. Ochs He was the author of named him chief of the newspa- Der's 'Washington bureau in 1932. Krock became an authority on :he economic theories of Frank- in D. Roosevelt's New Deal, four books, including an autobio- graphy "Memoirs: 60 Years on the Firing a best-seller in 1968. His first wife died in 1938. Survivors include the widow, I and the stories he developed on a son and two stepsons. WASHINGTON (AP) The house agriculture committee should hold hearings quickly on legislation to make sure that federally supported food pro- grams continue to get commodi- ty foods, an Iowa congressman said Friday. The lowan, Democratic Rep. Edward Mezvinsky, is co-spon- sor of a bill to maintain the U. Department of Agriculture's vractice of buying and distribut- ng food commodities. More :han 90 percent of commodities USDA distributes under the poli- cy supplement school lunch pro- ;rams. The congressman USDA's authority to he distribution ends said that continue June 30 unless the bill is passed. leir own processions and a oiot of 30 Japanese Catholics olemnly walked the way of the Cross with cameras and Jerusa- em souvenirs in one hand and pen psalm books in the other. No one seemed disturbed by le police and soldier guards. "I only feel uneasy when I ead the papers, but I feel at eace said William eatherstone of St. Paul, Minn. Bodies of Sightseeing Crash Victims Found HILO, Hawaii (AP) The odies of 11 persons killed when sightseeing plane crashed into mountainside near here have een recovered. The plane was reported miss ig Thursday night. The week- go was sighted early Fridaj nd the bodies recovered from a ed slope of the dorman auna Loa volcano, about 30 lies from here. 20 YEARS AGO Senator llette (D-Iowa) said he woulc ge President Eisenhower to ok U.N. collective action 'ainst the communists in Indo- lina. BLAKESBURG (UPI) A least one suspect has taken a lii detector test in connection wit] the slaying of Mary Jayne Jones, Ottumwa, this week near Blakesburg. Bureau of criminal investiga tion (BCI) officials gave no fur ther information about the tests and commented the investiga- tion is continuing. The body of the 17-year-old Jones girl was found in a farm- house near this Wapello county town Tuesday afternoon. She had been shot in the head anc heart. BCI agents reported Miss Jones had written a letter, which was postmarked Tuesday to friends in North Carolina in- dicating she had a boyfriend. The agents declined to identify the boyfriend, but said he is not a suspect in the case. Charges Against Streakers Dropped IOWA CITY (UPI) Magis- trate J. Eric Heintz dropped dis- orderly conduct charges against two men here Friday after the judge ruled that the law does not apply to streaking as he in- terprets it. The charges against John Bal- ard and Kevin White, bolh 19, stemmed from streaking in- idents at the University of owa March 7. TOM niLEY STATE SENATOR Thirteenth District 1215 MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA 52401 Cedar Rapids Senate 414 SCA BUILDING CEDAR BAPIDS, IOWA 52401 TELEPHONE: (319) 366-5681 Senate STATE OF IOWA Sixty-Fifth General Assembly STATE HOUSE Bttf fftamvs, lotoa 50319 COMMITTEES Jl'mciAltv, Ctimrmtni APPIIUI'HIATIONS0 COMMEHCI: RL-LES _ I 'CIllrirmilH, SUB-COMMITTCE o.v EDUCATION Repeal Sales Tax on or An Alternative Dear Friend: I'd like your advice, the legislature is considering tax relief alternatives. Both the Senate and the House have passed different versions on the repeal oi the sales tax on certain items (the Senate food, drugs and prosthetic devices, the House food, drugs, prosthetic devices and fuel) and the proposal is being considered in Conference Committee. There is some talk in the State House of scrapping ihe sales tax repeal on food, drugs, etc., (a general relief plan) and substituting it with several specific relief plans. If this is done I have proposed the following alternative and would like your reaction to it. 1) Passage of my plan to improve property tax relief for Senior Citizens (and ihe totally disabled) by a. raising income level from the present b. increasing the percentage of reimbursement as follows; remains at 95% S4.000-5.000 increase trom 35-55% under increase from 80-85% increase from 25-45% S2.000-3.000 increase from 65-75% increase from 0-35% increase from 60-65% S7.000-8.000 increase from 0-25% The net additional cost of this program is S3.2 million dollars. 2) Income tax relief for low income by raising the level before the Iowa income tax is due from S4-5 (last session we raised that level from S3-4.000) The cost of this is S3 million dollars per year. 3) Increase the standard deduction on the Iowa income tax from S250 to S750 or from 5-10% (in lieu of itemized The cost of this is S3.2 million. 4) Increase the exemptions on inheritance taxes for the spouse from to and for children from to and create a presumption that joint tenancy property represents the joint contribution of trie husband and wife (even though the wife might only be employed in the This recognizes the wife's contribution and will also help preserve family farms which sometimes have to be sold because of taxes on QGatn or 3. isrmsr. The cost of this is million. The total annual cost of this package is 519.2 million compared to an annual loss of revenue to the stale of 531 million if the sales tax is repealed on food and drugs only and approximately 540 million if the sales tax on fuel is also repealed. Please let me know at once what your views are so I can share them with Governor Ray, Lieulenant Governor Neu, Speaker Varley, the Conference Committee and other members of the General Assembly. Sincerely, Tom Riley State Senator Send your opinion to: State Senator Tom Riley State House DesMoines, la. 50319 D I vote to repeal the sales tax on food, drugs D I vote to repeal the sales tax on food, drugs, and fuel oil. D I vote for the alternative tax proposal outlined above. D I'm not in favor of anyof the above but PAID FOR BY SENATOR TOM RILEY ;