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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat., April 27, 1974 Showers and-or rain are expected to be widespread Saturday night from Oklahoma northeastward through Missouri and into the upper Mississippi valley, as well as in Montana and North Dakota. Clear to partly cloudy slcies are expected elsewhere. The Weather Hlqh temperatures Friday, low tem eratures overniaht and inches of p eiDitation: Anchorage 52 .01 L. Angeles 71 54 Atlanta 7953 Miami ___7472 Bismarck 77 42 .14 Mln'apolis 83 Chicago 6B 55 N. Orleans EC 54 Denver Dululh Honolulu Houston Extended Forecast Chanc of showers or thundershower Monday, ending from the we Tuesday. Cooling trend Monda and Tuesday. Highs wi average in the 60s. Lows in th 40s and 60s Monday, and in th 40s Tuesday and Wednesday. C. R. Weather High Friday................ Low overnight Noon Saturday 2 p.m. Saturday Rainfall ....................non Total for April..............4.0 Normal for April ..........2. Normal through April ......7.8 Total for 1974...............9.4 Barometer, falling.........29.8 Humidity 'at noon..........469 Wind direction and velocit at 2 p.m., S at 32, gusts to 4 mph. Sun rises Sunday, sur sets, Year Ago Today High, 55 low, 40; rainfall, none. Degree Days Friday Total to Through April 26, 1973 Percent of normal year 99.0 Total normal year Mississippi Stages (Flood stages in brackets) LaCrosse 9.1, f all .1 Lansing (18) 10.8, no change Dam 9 (18) 20.5, fall .1 McGregor (18) 12.8, fall .1 Guttenberg (15) 11.6, fall .1 Dubuque (17) 14.1, n change Davenport (15) 12.4, fall .2 Keokuk (16) 12.5, fall .1 Cedar at C.E. (13) 5.27, fal .23 Fires a.m. Friday. Unknowi to trash in street at end o Spruce avenue SE. p.m. Friday. Illega burning at 3307 Oakland road NE. p.m. Friday. Spontane- ous combustion of paint filter to trash at 5300 Harnischfege drive SW. a.m. Saturday. Assis tance call at 419 G avenue NW. In Two Days Two bicycles valued at each were reported stolen Sat urday. Mike Hynes, 1052 Regen street NE, told police his bicycle was taken Friday or Saturday from his yard. Steven Hauk, 1316 Third stree NW, reported his bicycle wa taken shortly after midnigh Friday from a parking lot a First avenue and Third stree SE. Six bicycles valued at were reported taken Friday. Kent State Trial Set for Sept. 30 CLEVELAND (UPI) Eight former national guardsmen in- dicted in the 1970 death of four Kent State students will go on trial Sept. 30. Chief U.S. District Judge Frank Battisti set the date Friday. ip GMrar SHajrifcs fct itt Iowa Deaths North Elvin Ho leion, 85. Best's. Vi'est Union Joe Bacchu 80. Monday at at th Presbyterian church. Burnha and Wood's. North English Hoy Glandon, 87. Sunday at 3, Pi well's. Masonic services Satu day at 8. Kcota Bess C. Lantry, 8 Sunday at Wesley Unite Methodist church. Powell Keota. Mt. Vernon Elsie Barret 88. Monday at 2, Allee chape Cornell college. Morgan's, memorial has been established Traer Gus Untiedt, Monday at Erickson Traer. Eidgeway Mrs. Ivar Ne son, 89. Sunday at Peac Lutheran church, where th body will lie in state fro to Olson-Fje stul's. Volney William B. Smitl 69. Monday at 2, United Meth odist church, where the boc will lie in stale from 1 lo 2 p.] Visitation Sunday afternoo and evening and unlil 11 a.n Monday, Schultz', Monona. Loss Is in Rash of Thefts From C. R. Car Thieves took items valued from five cars in Frida and Saturday incidents repo ted to police. i A color television set value at was the most expensiv item reported taken. Mildre Lekin, 1039 Clifton street NE reported the set was taken from her car while it was parked i her driveway. Two tires valued at an two wheel rims valued at were taken from a car owne by William M. Oakley, 173 Thirty-third avenue SW, while was parked at Hopp's Loungi 3000 Sixth street SW. Two racing tires valued a and owned by Otis McGow an, 1921 Washington avenu SE, were taken while his ca was parked in his driveway. A tapis deck and FM radi valued at and two speaker valued at were taken from car owned by Robert F. Moore 2418 Reynolds avenue SW, be- .ween Monday and Wednesda vhile it was parked in his driw way. A tape deck valued at an 10 tapes valued at wer ;aken from the car of Larr Kraus, 733 Fourteenth street SE while it was parked at his res dence. Established In 1333 by Th Co. and published dally ana 500 Third Ave. SE, Ceaor Rai------ 52406. Second Class Postage paid at Cedar Rcplds, Iowa. ids, Iowa Subscription rates by carrier 15 cents mall: Ni es on ed Issues 12.50 a month, S2S a year. states and U.S. territories S40 a year. week. By m undoy 6 Issues year: Afte'noon editions and Sundoy 7 Issues 12.50 a month, S2S a year. Other ht edition and month, SM o 7 Sundoy 6 I Aft 12.5 and no melt subscriptions accepted In areas having Gazette carrier service, all The Associated Press Is entitled exclu- y to the use for rcpubllcotlon of II the local news printed In mis newspa- per OS Wfillas all AP news dispatches. n I i ii IT Blasts Kill 17 Viet Trainees SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP -Five explosions ripped through an auditorium at an infantrj raining center nine miles north if Saigon Thursday night, kill ng 17 trainees and wounding 18, the South Vietnamese mill ary command reported. A communique said North Vi- tnamese or Viet Cong troops ired five mortar rounds into the all at Lai Thieu, but later the ommand said it had not deter- mined the cause of the explo- ions. One unconfirmed report said ve Viet Cong disguised as threw grenades into ic auditorium during a politi- il indoctrination session. Dur- ing the confusion, the report said, four of them escaped; the other was captured and admit- ted he was a Viet Cong agent. However, Saigon's chief mili- tary spokesman said he knew of no arrests and lie would not rule out the possibility that the explosions came froni grenades thrown by disgruntled trainees who were not Viet Cong. Ambitious Thief Takes Drive Shaft The drive shaft of a car owned by Lana Homewood 417 Twenty-seventh avenue SW, was taken from her car late Thursday or early Fri day while she was at work. When Mrs. Homewood re turned to her car, she noticed the theft. The car was left in a Collins Radio Co. parking lo at 855 Thirty-fifth street NE. The drive shaft was valuer, at ?90. City Briefs Money Missing -r- Eugen Geiger, Vinton, reported was lost or stolen from him Friday while he was shopping. Kay's Shoppe, full or par time beautician. 362-5743 363-1133. Adv. Prayer Fellowship Th Ministry of Christian Henewa Inc., is sponsoring two praye fellowships Tuesday from 6 to a.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. at Agap wuse, 387 Seventeenth stree SE, in connection with the Na tional Day of Prayer. Effective May 1, Drs. Crew Vanourny and Davis will b moving from 717 A Ave. NE t 1030 5th Ave. SE. Adv. Wanted: Used remote contro television, 363-9110, 362-7345. Adv. Sister Dies Mrs. Ira Le Keenan, 81, former resident o Chicago and Manhattan Beach and sister of Laura Conrad, 26 Blake terrace SE died Monday in a hospital i San Leandro, Calif., after a ion illness. Burial was Thursday a San Pedro. Rock, Gem and Miner a Show, Hawkeye Downs, Cedar Rapids, Saturday, 27th, 10-9 Sunday, 28th, 10-5. Adv. Cash Taken Herber Kearns, 1031 Ninth street NW reported Saturday w'a aken in a breakin at his resi dence. Killian's Downtown Beaut; Shop Closed Week of April 29th o May 4th for Remodeling he Beauticians will be working at the Lindale Plaza Shop dur ng this time. Adv. Pole Missing A 12-foot sec ion of an 18-foot flag pole wa eported taken Friday or Satur ay from the residence of Don Id F. Hunt, 3032 Ridgemore rive SW. Best Rental open 7-9 week- ays, 8-5 Sundays. Adv. Burglary Reported Ear] Hoffman, 1609 Washington venue SE, reported Saturday 100 cash and a purse and wal et valued at each were taken n a breakin at his residence. Diamond Vogel Paint Center, 704 Mt. Vernon Rd. SE. 365- 901. Adv. Parents: want to travel for eekend, week, 2 weeks in une? Will care for your child, y home. References. 377-1959. -Adv. Save! Scott's fertilizers at last car's prices. Picrson's Florists, 00 Ellis Blvd. N.W. Open Sun- Adv. Models needed for free hair- styling, April 28lh and 29th, RK Workshop. Call for appoint- ment: Cedar Rapids School of Men's Hairstyling, 362-1488.- Adv. Profit Jump On Oil from Arab Lands WASHINGTON (AP) 0 companies are making a prof of ?3.75 per barrel on some Ara oil that costs 10 cents to pri duce, says new energy chie John Sawhill. As U.S. oil companies con tinued to report huge firs quarter profit increases, Sawhi (old newsmen Friday that large portion came from pro ducing foreign oil indudin oil the Arabs withheld from th U.S. during their embargo. Company profits on som Saudi Arabian oil soared in on year from 79 cents to pe barrel, Sawhill said. Although government pric controls supposedly limit petro- leum price increases to thos justified by increased costs there appears to be no lega barrier to these increased pro! its. ?2.7-Billion Cost The increase, if allowed t flow through unchecked into th U.S. market, could cost Amer can consumers some billio a year. Sawhill said there was "n economic justification" for th huge profit jump on so-calle equity oil which amounts to 1 percent of the total oil used in the U.S. But he said it may be justifie if the profits are re-invested t increase domestic production. Mobil Oil Co., the nation' third largest, said Friday tha its first-quarter profits of million were 7 percent less tha the previous quarter but 66 pei cent more than in the sam period last year. Contingency Funds This result was in line with ar industry pattern of sharpl higher profits for .the majo firms this quarter. They hav been up as much as 123 percen reported by Texaco Oil Co. ear Her this week. In addition, the country's fiv largest oil companies trimme millions of dollars from thei first-quarter profit figures b setting up contingency funds fo possible retroactive crude oi prices or tax increases. The companies Exxon, Tex aco, Mobil, Gulf and Standari of California say the money is placed in the contingency funds to cover potential retroac live increases in costs for th quarter. Bayh Sees Fraud On Consumer in Alaska Oil Plan WASHINGTON (AP) Sena tor Bayh says the planned ex porting of Alaskan oil to Japan could end up costing U. S. con sumers as much as billion through 1985. Bayh asserted in a senati speech Wednesday that thi "swapping" of oil from .the new Alaska pipeline for foreign crude oil might lead to "one o the all-time greatest frauds per petrated on American con sumers." The Indiana Democrat, an op- ponent of the pipeline, said he is asking the senate permanent in vestigations subcommittee "to conduct a probe into the entire matter." He also said he plans to in- iroduce legislation to prohibii :he exporting of any Alaskan oi f this would result in higher oi costs to American consumers. Bayh spoke out after a region- al administrator of the Federal Energy Office disclosed that be- cause West Coast refineries would be unable to handle the Alaska pipeline's full capacity of two million barrels daily, a arge portion of the oil probably would be exported to Japan. "That in turn will free foreign supplies for shipment in ex- change to the said the federal official, Jack lobertson. However, Robertson acknowl- edged later that exports of Alas- kan oil would be illegal under erms of the law approving con- traction of the pipeline. But he tood by his forecast that West toast refining facilities would )e unable to deal with the flow if Alaskan crude. owa Jobless Rate n of Work Force DES MOINES (AP) Iowa's ilarch jobless rate was three erccnt of the work force, com- ared to 3.6 percent in February nd 3.1 percent in March, 1973, le Iowa employment security ommission said Saturday. Resident employment in [arch was 1.2 million, up February and from ne year earlier. The commission said only even workers were laid off last eek because of the energy lortage a record low. DEATHS Mrs. Robert Wright Mary F. Wright, 80, of 422 Seventh avenue SW, widow o Robert I. Wright, died in Whi tier, Calif., Wednesday after long illness. Born April 20, 1894 in Center Point, she had lived i Cedar Rapids most of her life. Surviving is a daughter, Ne! Wade, Whittier, Calif.; a sister Sarah Lowery, Cedar Rapids; brother, Leo Floyd, Minnesota two grandchildren and fou great-grandchildren. Graveside services: Monda; at 11 a.m. in Limvood cemeter by the Rev. Ramon Booth Central Assembly of Go church. Friends may call a Teahen funeral home from 2 t 5 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Stanley Synek Treva A. Synek, 62, of 664 Mt. Vernon road SE, a Ceda Rapids resident 48 years an the widow of R. Synek died Friday following a Ion illness. Born July 31, 1911, ir Fort Madison, she was marriei June at Cedar Rapids. Surviving are two sisters Mrs. Clifford Fye, Ceda Rapids, and Mrs. Gary Gooc man, Hugo, Okla., and brother, Dale Griggs, Chicka sha, Okla. Services: 3 p.m. Monday i: Chapel of Memories by the Rev Peter Morgan of First Christiai church of Marion. Burial: Ceda Memorial. Friends may call a Cedar Memorial funeral homi after 2 p.m. Sunday and at thi chapel after p.m. Monday The casket will be closed a Harry A. Miller Harry A. Miller, 79, of Tor rence, Calif., died Thursday fol [owing a long illness. A forme: Cedar Rapids resident, he hai oeen living in California 11 years. Prior to his retirement, h was employed by lowa-Illinoi: Gas and Electric Co. He wai rora June 18, 1894, in Cedai Sapids. Mr. Miller was a 50 year member of Crescent lodge AF and AM. Surviving are a son, Alfred, o Texas; two brothers, Cecil, o Bettendorf, and Herbert L., Tor rence, Calif.; and two sisters Mrs. Gale Postel and Mrs Lloyd Eckert, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements are pending a tedar Memorial funeral home. Thomas M. Madden Thomas Mitchell Madden, 91 of 115 Twentieth street NE, Cedar Rapids resident the las .5 years, died Saturday follow ing a long illness. Born July 26 1882, at Osceola, Wis., he was married to Julia Mahoney July .3, 1912, in Virginia, Minn, where they lived before coming to Cedar Rapids in 1959. Mr. Madden was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic church, a Fourth degree mem- ber of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Elks club. In Minnesota, he served in .933 and 1934 on the Chicago Vorld's Fair commission; in 934 he was named chairman o: he Minnesota highway commis- ion, and in 1938 he became a member of the executive board f the Arrowhead Resort com- mission, all by appointment rom Gov. Floyd B. Olson. He vas known for his national distribution of patriotic litera- ure. Surviving are a daughter, firs. Ralph D. Hunting, jr., Cedar Rapids; a sister, Kath- rine Madden, and a brother, oseph Madden, both of St. 'aul, and five grandsons. Services: Noon Monday in St. Matthew's church by the Rev. A. Sodawasser. Burial: Mt. Calvary. Friends may call at 'urner chapel east. A wake ser- ice will be conducted in the hapel at p.m. Sunday by 'ather Sodawasser. Slack Newspaper BacksWallace BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI) iovernor George Wallace was ndorsed Thursday by the Bir- mingham Times, a black news- aper. In an editorial, the newspaper aid Wallace's stand on segre- alion had "softened through IB and his historic stand in the schoolhouse door the early 1960s was done because this was what the oters wanted him to do and lis is what put him in office. "This editorial support for Ir. Wallace is in no way saying e has done all the things he lould have for blacks in Alaba- the editorial said. "It is mply saying that he is the best andidate in this race." The newspaper said Wallace rought national rccognilion to 10 slate and is in "the best osilion in the world to bring obs and employment to Alaba- ma." Campaign Trail S V Jensen: Tape Refusal Impeachable Offense DUBUQUE Martin Jensen Democratic candidate for the nomination for Second distric congressman, told the lows State Council of Machinists in Dubuque Saturday he believes a presidential refusal to (urn subpoenaed tapes and -docu ments to the house judician committee would be an im peachable offense. "Under our Constitution, the congress has the power to im peach the President for treason oribery, or other high crimes or Jensen said "and the authority to inves tigate possible ground for im peachment is vested in the bouse of representatives ir this case the house judiciarj committee. "When any civil officer of the government refuses to cooper ate with a duly authorized im peachment investigation, he is subject to citation for contemp of congress, which would clear :y be an impeaehable offense." Culver Says Viet Vets Short-Changed OTTUMWA Iowa Congress- man John Culver, Democratic candidate for the nomination for lie U. S. senate, charged here Saturday that the nation's three million Vietnam veterans have )een "short-changed" by the Nixon administration. Culver, in a speech to a re- gional gathering of the Veteran: of Foreign Wars, said Vietnam veterans have not been provid- ed with adequate employment, educational, rehabilitative, ant pension benefits. "Today's veterans have been ;etting skimpy allowances to- vard renewed education that don't even cover the cost of tu- tion, much less living he said. "It's time we begin treating :hese men with the same re- spect and honor we afforded vet- erans of our earlier wars." Redmond: Should Meet Full Time James Redmond, candidate 'or the Democratic nomination 'or state senator in the 13th dis- :rict, spoke Thursday at a cof- :ee at the home of Alice Hitter, 2310 B avenue NE. He told the group state legis- ation should be worked on full .ime, but that legislators can vork only part time because of .he need to supplement incomes o properly support their fami- ies. He said he would strive to change this situation. In answer to a question on the death penalty, he said, "I would not want to be an executioner nor would I ask anyone else to ake a criminal's life." Stanley Plans Walk If He's Nominated ATLANTIC (AP) David itanley of Muscatine says if he eceives the Republican nomin- lion for U.S. senator he will valk across the state to meet ace-to-face with lowans. Stanley said Sen. Dick Clark D-Iowa) proved walking across owa is one of the best ways to alk with lowans on a one-to-one iasis. "I'm glad to borrow gc deas from anyone, regardless f said Stanley. Jrug Charge Follows intoxication Charge An 18-year-old youth arrested arly Saturday on a charge of ntoxication also was charged 'ith possession of a controlled ubstance after he was searched t the police station. David M. Fuller, 1410 A ave- ue NE, was arrested at .m. in the 200 block of Sixth treet SW by officers who alie- edly saw him staggering. After Fuller was in custody, search at the police statio'n legedly turned up a substance elieved to be hashish. Fuller's bond was set at Shopping Center Traffic Cost Seen as Million First public estimate of the cost of street improvements to accommodate enlargement of the proposed west side shopping center places the price lag be- tween and million. The estimate, made by a traf- fic engineer hired by Taxpayers for Sensible Planning, a Cedar Rapids organization fighting the enlargement, does not include right-of-way acquisition or con demnatjon costs. George L. Crawford of St Louis, president of the traffic engineering firm bearing his name, completed his seconc visit to the city Friday to stud) traffic flow problems in tb He concluded that his rec- ommendations and estimates were "pretty much in line" with preliminary estimates of the city's traffic engineering department. Disappearing ActbyaTire A tire that fell off a truck Friday was picked up by a man who drove away before the truck driver could return to the spot. James W. Curtis, manager o a Goodyear store, 3270 Seventh avenue, Marion, reported an employe saw the tire fall off the truck in the vicinity of Edge wood road and highway 94, bul was unable to return before the lire disappeared. The tractor tire was valued at Curtis Demos Re-elect Anita Terpstra Anita Terpstra has been re- elected chairman of the Linn county Democratic central com- mittee. Judith Perkins was named vice-chairman; Joan Long, sec- ond vice-chairman; W. Douglas jovitt, secretary; Merle Kopel, reasurer; and Gary Mainor, fi- nancial secretary. (Continued from Page 1.) would be setting the precedent hat any group of persons can drive the President out of of- he said. Trying To Cooperate The California governor said the President is "trying to co- operate" with the investigators nlo the Watergate and related scandals. "He has already given up more than any President has given said Reagan. He admitted, however, that ''mistakes were made on this whole thing" but declined to slate specifically how he would lave handled the situation dif- :erently. Concerning his own future, leagan said it is "too early to be thinking about that." Rea- ;an, who step down as California's chief executive in eight months, said he will wait 'a year or so from now and hen decide if there is still that dnd of talk." In response to a question about whether he would be in- erested in the vice-presidency f Nixon leaves office, Reagan "I don't think so." Credit Card Theft, Use Is Reported When someone stole a credit :ard from Connie Wyckoff's 10. He was ounty jail. taken to the Hurt in Cash MILLVILLE Denise Miller, 20, and Kenneth White, oth of Guttenberg, were in- ured Friday night when their ars were involved in a collision vo miles east of here. WEDDING FLOWERS for Beauty from Your FTD Florist 1800 Ellis Blvd. NW Flowerphone S6R-I826 iurse, she didn't discover the heft until she got a bill for terns charged on it. Miss Wyckoff, of Urbana, re- )orted Friday that she received a bill from the J.C. Penney tore for 13 purchases totaling charged with her card. Monficello Girl Hurt In Accident in C. R. Merilee Feldrnan, 15, of Mon- licello suffered a cut forehead and a possible head injury Fri- day when the car in which she was riding struck a utility pole. She was treated at Mercy hos- pital and released. She was a passenger in, a car driven by Randy E. Harms, 16, also of Monticello. Harms told police he was driving east in the 1500 block of First avenue E at p.m. when another car cut him off and he swerved to the right to avoid a collision, hitting the pole. No charges were filed. His preliminary report states that traffic would virtually treble on Williams boulevard, on Wilson avenue east of the proj- ect and on Edgewood road south of the project. The center would be near the intersection of Edgewood road and highway 149. Land for a square foot center al- ready has been rezoned there. The expansion would increase the size to square feet. Crawford said his estimates of traffic potential are based on current reports of the city traf- fic engineering department and the accepted norm that a shop- ping center will draw 32 daily one-way trips for every square feet of space. He said work needed to ac- commodate the traffic would in- clude: of Williams bou- levard from four to six lanes, part of Edgewood road from two to four lanes, Sixteenth avenue from four to six lanes, and Wil- son avenue from Sixth street to Edgewood road from two to four lanes. time, relocation of Wilson avenue to a more southerly route because of the bottleneck where Wilson avenue, Edgewood road and Williams boulevard converge. for a traffic signal system. Canadian Offered Top IEBN Post DBS MOINES (AP) Thomas M. Ditzel of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has been offered the post of executive director of the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network The state educational radio and television facility board Fri- day voted 8-0 on the matter. Ditzel's appointment is effec- tive July 1. He succeeds John Montgomery, who resigned to become director of program- ming for the national Public Broadcasting Service in Wash- ington, D.C. Ditzel, 40, is currently execu- :ive director of the Metropolitan Edmonton Educational Televi- sion Assn. His salary was set at annually by the IEBN ooard. Three Report Tire Slashings Three cases of tire slashings ivere reported Friday to police. Four juveniles were arrested and charged with puncturing :he tires on a car owned by Eugene Bender, 2632 Waveland drive NW, at p.m. Friday while it was parked at his resi- dence. Two 14-year-olds, a 13- and a 15-year-old youth were turned over to juvenile authorities. Two cars parked side by side n a parking lot in the 1200 block of Third avenue SE were re- wrted damaged late Thursday or early Friday. Christine Kaufman, 1233 Third avenue SE, told police the two eft-side tires on her car were slashed. Viola Holets, 1237 Third ave- nue SE, reported the two right- side tires on her car were also slashed. (Continued from Page 1.) kitchen doorway when someone opened fire. Shortly before Brauner was shot, the wounded patrolman ivas shown a mug shot of Brauner taken three years ago vhen he was arrested on a drunk driving charge. Huggins said Brauner was not the man vho shot him. Minutes later, police arrested Louis Kennedy, 48, an ex-con- 'iet. Kennedy was treated for ;unshot wounds inflicted by luggins' partner when he was 1 e e i n g after Huggins was vounded. He was charged with attempted murder and a hit- and-run accident. In Hospital CALMAR Victor J. Krall, 7, Calmar, was taken to a lochester, Minn., hospital early Saturday following a one-car crash near here about midnight "'riday. He suffered severe head njurics. Authorities have filed a harge against him of failing to have his car under control. For 61 years flowers for all occasions JOHN E. LAPES Convenient downtown focaffon 308 Third Avenue S.E. 365-0511   

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