Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 29, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

April 29, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Marion School Census Ready To Begin in May Census takers for the Marion Independent school district will be at work during the month of May. The state requires a school census be taken every two years. Women who will be doing the census work will be wearing lapel name badges indicating that they are working for the Marion Independent district. The census determines the number of young persons between the ages of 0 to 21 years residing in the district. ♦ * * First National Bank of Marion now accepting first installment real estate and personal property taxes. Bring your tax statement with you. Penalty attaches May 5. A free service. —Adv. ♦    *    * McIntosh Rites — Services for John B. McIntosh, who died Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Murdoch chapel by the Rev. Otto A. Zwanziger. Burial: Cedar Memorial park. Friends may call at the chapel. *    *    * Coming . . . 3-4-3! Sec color advertisement in Tuesday's Gazette. — Adv. Civic Improvements Committee To Meet Marion Chamber of Commerce’s civic improvements committee will meet Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the city administrative staff to discuss downtown beautification and improvements. The meeting will be held in the city hall council chambers. Also meeting this week, is the Chamber’s retail bureau. The meeting is set for Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Farmers State bank community room. * * * Gregory A. Britcher, 27, of 700 Thirty-fifth street, was injured late Saturday when his motorcycle ran off the end of A avenue in the 2200 block of A avenue. Britcher was listed in good condition Monday morning at Mercy hospital. Police said he suffered possible head injuries. No charges were filed in the mishap. * * * YMCA — Tuesday's activity schedule at the Marion branch YMCA is: Non-aquatic — adult open gym 9 a.m., women’s trampoline I p.m., oil painting I class I, beginning gymnastics 4, gymnastics club 5, men’s fitness ^    ,5, open gym 7, karate class 7, , T. power volleyball 8; pool — Linn-rom The annual Linn-Mar lessons 9 and 10:45 a.m., Liu    ^    pre-school lessons IO, adult open swim 11:45, women’s water exercises I p.m., pre-school lessons 1:45, pre-school recreational swim 3:15, youth lessons 4. youth recreational swim 6:15. F rec Service — Pay Your1 adult lessons 7. adult swim 8. * * * Siding, roofing, insulation. 'Varner Bros. 377-5573.—Adv. * * * —Acquittal— (Continued from Page I.) credibility as a been severely held Saturday from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Roosevelt hotel. The band, ‘‘Brass Unlimited”, will provide music for dancing. ♦ 4c * Real Estate Taxes at Farmers State Bank before May 5.-Adv. * * * Lions — Marion Lions evening club will meet Tuesday at 6:15 pm. at the Indian House. Dr. Earl Y. Bickel will speak. John Dean’s witness has eroded.” Senator Ervin (D-N.C.), chairman of the senate Watergate committee, said he sees no connection between the verdict and future Watergate cases. ‘‘Each case stands on its own bottom,” he said. Vesco, who was indicted with Stans and Mitchell and lives in exile in Costa Rica, called the verdict the ‘‘first fair verdict I’ve heard in a long time.” “Rotten” The chief prosecutor, Asst. U. S. Atty. John Wing, was deeply disappointed. Asked how he felt about the verdict, he replied: “Rotten: If we could have gotten Vesco back it would have been different. It was absolutely not a waste. When there’s evidence that people committed a crime, those crimes should be investigated and prosecuted.” Vesco fled the country in the midst of an SEC investigation of his corporate activities and all efforts to bring him back failed. Deny Nixon Role Mitchell, 60, is now estranged from his wife, Martha. Asked at his post-trial news conference whether he had talked to Martha since his acquittal, Mitchell asked: “Who?” Stans, a graying, well-tailored man, reached his 66th birthday midway in the 10-week trial. A certified public accountant, he was deputy postmaster and later budget director during the Eisenhower administration. There was no suggestion in 9.000 pages of trial testimony that Nixon had any part in the questionable exchange of Ves-co’s contribution. And both OUT OUR WAY by Neg Cochran White House Spurt When WASHINGTON (AP) - Nixon administration officials are concerned that the expiration of economic controls Tuesday will spur a burst of big wage hikes and thus aggravate inflation. Even so, the White House remains opposed to a measure sponsored by Democratic senators to give wage-price controls another year of life. The legislation was to be introduced Monday over the opposition of both big business and labor. Any Segment Senators Muskie (D-Maine), Stevenson (D-Ill.), and Javits (R-N.Y.) say it was fear of IOWA worsening inflation that prompt- Stans and Mitcbell bridled when|ed them to offer the bil1’ the suggestion was raised at I Th© measure would authorize Kiwanis — Hiawatha Trails their news conference.    the President to reimpose wage- Kiwanis club will meet Tuesday 'That’s the most asinine thing Price controls on any segment in the world,” Mitchell said, his I0* ^ economy that presented a voice rising. “What does the I danger of serious inflation. President know about contribu-j A senate vote on the bill is tions?”    (expected later in the week. The “The President never had any I bill’s provisions would be reknowledge of the Vesco con-Jtroactive to May I. tribution or any other contribu-    Trend    Reversed tion,” Stans added.    I ......    , Both defendants left the cabi-i 'Vbde administration otficials guments were made in Cedar net in early 1972 to team as they say the> hope labor w.ill restrain Rapids federal court Monday in had in 1968 as Nixon’s campaign ^demands, government figures _      •___ «    •__, t    ..    .    ..    _    .    . I enniv nnntront cnt tlomonle ol involving a former Lr- managers. While Stans raised at 6:55 a m. at Sambo’s. Former Urbana Couple's Suit Goes to Trial Jury selection and opening ar-were made in Fears Wage Controls End gotiations in the soft coal industry, which is to start contract talks this summer with the new leadership of the United Mine Workers. “Difficult Time” “All the ingredients are there to have a very difficult time,” said W. J. Usery, the President’s chief labor troubleshooter. Delegates to the UMW’s recent convention urged their leaders to negotiate for higher wages, sick pay, cost of living increases and a tripling of industry payments to the welfare fund. Company spokesmen termed these demands “pie in the sky.” Usery said there is heavy union rank-and-file pressure now for more money. However, he said he foresees “a continuing responsible attitude on the part of both management and labor.” “No one wants a big round of high wage settlements that will cause more inflation,” Usery said in an interview. Governor Leads Speaker List For Iowa: 2000 IOWA CITY — Some heated debate is shaping up at the East Central region IOWA:    2000! meeting in Iowa City Tuesday j on such key issues as future use of the state’s natural resources,! the energy problem, strategies for economic growth and the quality of life. Gov. Robert Ray will address the opening session at 9:30 a.m. in the University of Iowa Memorial Union ballroom. Other speakers at the one-day meeting will be Walter Straley,1 vice-president for communi-! cations at Deere and Co., Moline, who will address the morning session, and U. of I. President Willard Boyd, who will address participants from ten counties at I p.m. Those attending will attempt to develop a consensus of the positions held by citizens in I their region on planning goals! and priorities for Iowa over the! I next quarter century. They also will select delegates to represent the region at the two-day; state IOWA: 2000 conference scheduled for June in Des1 Moines. The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., April 29, 1974 The Neighbors By George Clark "YOUD 0GTT6R NOT COME GPOC£RY SHOPPING MTH ME, PEAR. REMEMSSR WHAT THE DOCTOR SMP ABOUT YOUR HIGH BLOOP PRESSURE." —Power Bills- Linn Sheriff a case involving a former Ur-(managers. While Stans raised sho'v <-°ntract settlements a1 bana couple’s charge against the money, Mitchell mapped the ready hav? frown costlier Wlth’ strat ev    in    p    months,    revers- Mitchell and Stans were theK3 fou(r'far J"*. first cabinet members prosecu-l Also' stnke ac,lvl,-v ln recent ted since the Teapot Dome scan Charity Hike STRAWBERRY POINT - Fu ture Business Leaders of Ameri ca from Starmont high school the Magna vox Co. raised    $750 for    the    March of    Harold and    Irene Robinson, Dimes    Sunday    in    a 20-mile    who now live    in Kansas, have round    trip    on foot between    the charged that a defective Mag-____ school    and    Backbone state    park.! navox television caused a fire in dal more    than 50    years ago. All but eight of    the    56 partied    their Urbana home July 17, 1970. President    Warren    Harding’s    in- pating    students    completed the    They, along    with the State j terior    secretarv,    Albert    Fall,,.. . hilr*    L'npm Tnciiron/,/, en    j    •    IU    ■    :__.    the coal, construction, commum- Farm Insurance Co. which paid served nine months in prison for „,itinnc on/l roilrrto/l --the Robinsons for damages in-J accepting    $400,000 in bribes in Broken Leg    curred in the fire and is a co-(the leasing of naval    oil reserves OELWEIN — Tom Frazer, 17,l^a*n^f^’ bave as^ f°r 532,754 to private interests. In a sepa received a broken leg Sunday Also, J weeks is up substantially. Potential labor troubles loom ahead with airline machinists and longshoremen as well as in Emperor's Birthday TOKYO (AP) - Emperor Hirohito has turned 73. He celebrated his birthday with repeated appearances on the balcony of the Imperial Palace Monday to greet thousands who gathered below to wish him good health and long life. 30 YEARS AGO — A nationwide system for limited distribution of penicillin to civilians was announced by the War Production board. Rent Security Deposit Bi Sent to House DES MOINES (AP) — A com-promise measure to insure that landlords return security deposits to renters was approved 42-2 Monday by the Iowa senate and sent to the house. Originally, the senate version would have required landlords to pay 5 percent interest on the deposits. The house voted that the landlords need not pay interest but must keep the deposits in separate trust funds. The compromise approved by a legislative conference committee eliminated the interest requirement and required the security deposits be kept separate from landlords’ personal funds. While the requirement that the interest should be paid to tenants was stricken, the compromise added a provision that if any interest is earned, it must go to landlords. The measure also would require landlords to justify any part of the deposit not returned and would impose a fine of up to $200 if part or all of the deposit wasn’t returned within 30 days after the renter moved. (Continued from Page I.) with the price of supplies, making rate increases necessary. They also say that conservation efforts have reduced electricity usage and cut revenues. They claim they have to up prices because people are using fewer kilowatts. People are cutting back electricity usage everywhere except in the Midwest. Utilities reporting specific consumption figures in the New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, the South, the Southwest and the West and Northwest, reported usage was down, generally by somewhere between I and IO percent. Utilities generally expect an annual growth rate of about 7 or 8 percent in overall usage. There are moves toward more regulation of electricity rates and drives to organize consumers against rising prices. In Connecticut, for example, legislation is pending that would limit the amount utilities could add on to bills for fuel adjustment charges. The measures also would require companies to document just how they figure the fuel adjustment charge and to submit financial records for audit every two years. Receives Area Theft Reports Thefts of a riding lawn mower at rural Prairieburg and of a garden tractor south of Cedar Rapids were reported to the Linn sheriff’s office over the weekend. St. Joseph’s Catholic church, rural Prairieburg, reported a riding mower valued at $1,200 and a push mower valued at $72 were stolen from a shed on the church property Friday night. The shed had been broken into. Eugene R. Krantz, route I, Swisher, reported a garden tractor, tiller and blade were stolen from a shed at a house under construction at the intersection of the extension of C street SW and the Draport blacktop. The equipment was valued at $2,300. The shed was broken into at the time of the theft Friday night. Uses Match To Check Gasoline; Fire Kills 14 DAR ES SALAAM. Tanzania (AP)—Fire swept through a house at Mwanza in western Tanzania and killed 14 persons. The fire started when a man used a match to check the contents of a can of gasoline. The victims included four women and six children. when the motorcycle on which he was a passenger turned into the path of a car and was struck. The cycle driver, Mi-c h a e I Henderson, 17, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way. Merle Rahe, 18. of Oelwein was the driver of the car. from the electronics firm.    rate trial, Atty. Gen. Harry Lawyers for Magnavox claim Daugherty went free because of that the fire did not start in the a hung jury, television.    - Yeoman Prosecution Discussed with Nixon Gun Charge MCGREGOR — Clayton sayS white House Counsel J. county authorities arrested Clif- pre(j Buzhardt. ford Hurst of Oelwein at Straw- Buzhardt. says he personally berry Point early Sunday after recommended against prosecu-a complaint that Hurst had tjon 0f charles Radford because pointed a gun at another person (he case was “entirely circum-south of McGregor Saturday stantial.” night-    Buzhardt    said    he did not know - who made the decision to trans- Stenographer Jailed ,er Radford to Salem, Ore., and T r I . D * . not to prosecute. He said he To Lomplete Backlog was informcd of it by then sec- NORR1STOWN, Pa. (AP) — A rotary of Defense Melvin Laird. court stenographer who fell be- • • j • . •    ^ I .    ...    30 YEARS AGO - Sen. Burton hind in his work has been jailed I....    , irx„, .    .    ,    . . , ,.    K. Wheeler (D-Mont.) introduced along with his notes and dictat-;a bjjj to granj permanent draft ing machine to complete a exemption to pre-Pearl Harbor backlog of trial transcripts. fathers 30 or older. Dominic Roselli, 27, has been  _ in Montgomery county prison since Monday. Roselli, who lost his job three months ago for not getting his work done, was arrested on a civil contempt charge and is sentenced to jail; until he catches up. “He’s been kept in a cell j away from the other prisoners; so he can work without being disturbed,” a county spokesman said. Cemetery Expansion WASHINGTON (UPI) - Ar-1 lington National Cemetery plans a major expansion to increase WASHINGTON (AP)— Possi- by almost 20-fold the number of ble prosecution of the navy yeo- available burial sites. ;man suspected of military spying at the White House was discussed with President Nixon, cations and railroad industries. 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