Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 21, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

June 21, 1974

View full page Start A Free Trial!

Issue date: Friday, June 21, 1974

Pages available: 52

Previous edition: Thursday, June 20, 1974

Next edition: Saturday, June 22, 1974

NewspaperARCHIVE.com - Used by the World's Finest Libraries and Institutions
About Cedar Rapids GazetteAbout NewspaperArchive.com

Publication name: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Pages available: 3,726,819

Years available: 1932 - 2016

Learn more about this publication
  • 2.18+ billion articles and growing everyday!
  • More than 400 years of papers. From 1607 to today!
  • Articles covering 50 U.S.States + 22 other countries
  • Powerful, time saving search features!
Start your membership to the world's largest newspaper archive now!
Start your genealogy search now!
See with your own eyes the newspapers your great-great grandparents held.

View sample pages : Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 21, 1974

All text in the Cedar Rapids Gazette June 21, 1974, Page 3.

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Kapius Gazette: t'ri.. June 21, Loss at Monticello Magistrate Court Forester Sees C. R. Storm Freight Third Worst in 30 Years] Car Purchase (Continued from 1'age 1.1 Numerous sightings of a tor-g r o u n d s inado west o! Tipton. with exlen-1 number of troi's. I'ater continue lo be out ol were reported. 'streets were reported blocked: Hoot Lost uv troos ;l! leasl Iwo of the North ibouMen miles north Half of 'frees w vice in some of the rural areas. Two funnels were reported seen in the area, and high winds caused heavy damage to local farms. Tho roa.' was blovr; off the Clarence-l.owden Middle years to the day after i! gymnasium near Low den. similarly damaged in an- other roof was blown off windstorm. Elmer Sohmitt farm home. According to Supt. "--J'- cement block destroyed 01 farm north Kenneth Hohling lost a large ages caused by the 1972 storm. .ported south, north and w feeding equipment building on. his farm also north of extensive damage a total crop loss Veiling tile, books and other 'mit lk'n> liim- m' tents 'of the building, which' Thomas Jol Rural Oxford Junction soaked by the heavy rain soutl> of We mains without power. accompanied the Charges of AssaulHng area and some in' le area of Indepen-; ;mt Hi! (M.Mgr.s oi ami 11.11-. Hi Most of the problems were Kjlm avenue SK, and Ccrald (Continued from Page 1.1 Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. ,se of Ihe danger from living ami Sunday noon h, -I .n WASIIlNdTO.N (At') Tlif Commerce Commis roads lo iniy ;i iiilal "f Tii.Otn'i new freight cars to alleviate a .homes were damaged, caused by trees lopplmg no address, weivdiP01' "KW fwerc said some per- High winds ripped off the roof, was m andipowor lii.e.s. In addition, lhe missed weck in ma8Ls-if'rm'Hl of m son" mav have been charged! The ider the railroads IPI n. rnuntv director, said ivere uul activat- NY.lgiin.-, will uul in- commercial haulers will .Wvom fa. somei spokesmen said, some power; mir, lwo lliul th witholirlwles wx-ro blown down. yumy 10 of imox. a decision tha, must they should very rapidly on tile f__i reauircu to IIMM' itn' Crews were called out Thurs-'icatiua. :made very rapidly on tne by to IIMM- HM- JXI.OI.I.M .day night and were still working: Williams was charged Iliat lwvo'" the office in another la.lXiu ears 'to repair damage at John Kadie' a "Anytime you get now out of service, lor repairs R a p i ds'police officer, and i above 50 mph you're going to, M The railroads ami other inter A spokesman for Iowa was charged wilh as-lhave limbs blown off and trees s.ljd Vslcd companies or individuals resulting "ee.-. mn ing >ne I'mver Co.. Cedars a u I i ing Kvereil who helped iwerc given (ill days In file writ- of and as the S10.00U to dam-. Widespread damage was re-; jn evPn. uwn! ........'....._ _ !sumc plimps were off I 1... I. .t I, U ,1 -.I.-1 ,if '_ _ HI MJlllf. U.T. One report stated that st at least half of the town's' Wellman. with some farmers j we civ officials said tree ofiand rural area in Eastern Iowa! Roasts Taken 'because of lhe power outages Five creus from In Office S'buSdS plmson, whose farm two from Des Moincs A fe kjn Wcdnesdav of no major damage from; M f j'r B.lrbagt, .V.'.i, M ,n___ lone from Creston were _. j... i the storm. The most serious incident in'winds. the Iowa City area was at a rest Radio Tower stop just wesi of the city on in-. The school's 100-foot, two-way terstate 80. 'bus radio tower was toppled Colorado Familv jout in the storm and that other i farmers also reported extensive crop damage. C.islin Farm in to assist. Unless there is an- other storm, everyone should be hooked up again by tonight, the spokesman said. Wednesday on c" li o a den-, vo lereo sets rifle, and 'a small quantity oi "Basically, I think we were :y he said. j department dispatcher Ray Buehler said, "That crazy! onto another section of the! Tho damage caused building's roof, gouging a winds occnred on the Leo The George Kilmer family, hole jGislin farm northwest of Well- Denver, Colo., was experiencing! Thc was Gislin lost all of his farm high wma ai about ,.oO except a shed ana rhursday and had pulled custodial; house. the state rest, stop for sate-j The damage I A bridge over South Kilmer, 57, told The Gazette, croeuk Highlandville Scores Hurt In Illinois I Dr. Jon C. McWhinney told swi'cj'bofd, lil uf..a' P'm' police Thursday his office at and didn t stop until 4332 Center Point road NE was entered overnight. McWhinney Bear "I had just stopped the camper and told my wife, Dot, to get the kids out of the camper and head for the brick building we could see through the rain. washed out during Thursday night's heavy rains. Two can were reported washed off the road where they had been parked in Highlandville. "The next thing I knew, there! A funnel cloud was reported was a sound I instantly recog- sighted in Freeport, but no dam- nized. "I was on shore leave in Okin- awa during the bad typhoon there during World war II. "The sound was the same. Top Came Off "The next thing I knew, the top of the camper came off and our dog came flying over the top of the cab. I w-as sure our son, Kevin, and daughter, Donna, had bought it." (The family's dog was later reco- vered unharmed. Kilmer said the force of the wind was so strong, "We were unable to force the cab's door open to check on the kids." The wind "abated somewhat in about ten minutes and I left my hysterical wife to go back and discover the he said. "Neither one of the kids was hurt except for a cut over Kevin's left eye. They were crouched up by the pickup cab and were certainly more calm than we were." Trees Down A number of trees were blown down in the Solon area. Some ten to 15 farmers reported to Johnson county authorities that outbuildings experienced considerable damage, primarily to roofs, outbuildings and barns. Most of the extensive power outages throughout the county were attributed to trees falling across power lines. Emergency crews were out most of the night repairing damage. Golfball-size hail was reported age was reported. Heaviest Rain The heaviest rain in the area was reported at Sattree, where 5.5 inches fell. Hail was reported at Burr Oak at 3 a.m. Friday. Canoe creek is out of its bank, damaging a number of fences, and there are reports of exten- sive crop damage in the low areas. In Decorah, a window blown out of Norb's hardware store. The roof was blown ofl the Family store, causing exten- sive water damage to the living quarters located on the second1 floor, to the rear of the store it- self and to the basement. Signs Ripped Off Several signs were ripped off ;heir brackets and a number of trees were toppled throughout :he community, causing some damage to electrical lines. Interstate Power Co. reported there were only isolated in- j stances of power failures. The Upper Iowa river reading at Decorah Friday was about 8.5 feet, and it was expected to crest abotu a foot higher by noon Friday. The 9.5-foot mark is about a half-foot below flood stage. The Upper Iowa river at Dor- chester was reported at 19.2 feet, five feet over flood stage, and is expected to crest later this afternoon. Anticipated Crest in the Marengo and Williams- burg areas about 7 p.m. The wind blew a boat dock from the north shore of With more rainwater expect- ed to be flowing down from Min- nesota, officials anticipate the river to crest at over 21 feet, which will come near the 1948 record flood level of 22.2 feet. Several Allamakee county ripped off the included barn, a house, two windmills and all ol his turkey shelters. The Welkona turkey farm on the outskirts of Wellman experi- enced damage to its turkey v The Associated Press High-wind thunderstorms and and the drugs at ripped through northern---------------------- and central Illinois late Thurs- day, damaging property, down- hog sheds. Owner fears he may Lewis Belcher loose his young turkeys as a result of electricity still being off in the area and no heat available for the poults. No Funnel Although no funnel was re- ported seen in the area, damage was reported on many farms, but little damage was reported in Wellman itself. The Keokuk county area con- tinued a string of damaging storms Thursday night. In storms which struck the area Tuesday, the Lawrence At- wood home southwest of Sigour- ney lost about half the roof of the family room and sustained considerable interior damage. Seven storm windows were blown out and the west side of the carport was destroyed. At the Forrest Martin farm Tuesday, a barn and garage were demolished. Mobile Home North of Sigourney, a mobile lome owned by Mr. and Mrs. Terry Sherwood was turned up- side down and destroyed. General Telephone Co. of the Midwest, which serves the Si- journey area, reported many outages, both as a result of the Tuesday and Thursday night storms. Phone service was affected primarily in the Delta, Sigour- ney, Keota and What Cheer lo- cales. The damage, concentrated Thursday night in the area east of Keota, consisted primarily of trees which had fallen on tele- phone lines. Lost Lines Iowa Southern Utilities Co. lost its transmission lines east and west of Sigourney Tuesday night. Seven 60-foot poles were broken off east of Keota ing trees and power lines and injuring scores of persons. The storms, accompanied bj numerous funnel clouds, carver a wide band across the state from the northwest to the cen- tral southeast. LaSalle and Peoria counties and the Quad Cities area ap- peared to be the worse hit, ail- though damage was widespread. Baby Girl Hurt A 3-month-old girl caught in a wind-tumbled mobile home and a man blown off his motorcycle on U. S. 6 remained hospitalized in fair condition at Ottawa. A hospital official said a man hit by a falling tree, was admit- ted in poor condition. Some 2t other persons were treated at Ottawa and released. Six persons were reported in- jured at LaSalle, where 150 tomes were damaged. Six were tart at Mendota, three at Ran- ;om and one at Grand Ridge. Six were hospitalized at Peru. Injuries were also reported at Pontiac and Oswego and north- east of the Quad Cities. valued the meat at the stereo sets at the rifle at During that time the fire de- partment responded to 28 emer- gency calls, 19 of which were earned a juris reports of wires downed by wind or tree limbs. The police department during the same time was deluged by City Files Action To Condemn Buildings '.lion of buildings at !K2 I. street in a petition filed in Linn i district court Thursday. The buildings are part of the ;estate of liranvillc R. Chiplcy. The petition declared the build- lings to be unsafe and a public John M. Tiller, 503 seventh street NE, recently! Condemnation had been decid- Graduates 20 Injured by Indiana Storms LOWELL, Ind. (AP) Tor- nadoes and high winds ripped hrough northern Indiana Thurs- day night, injuring about 20 per- ons. Lowell, a town of about was one of the communities lardest hit. Most of the damage was con- iined to half a dozen counties Funding Guidelines WASHINGTON (AP) There is a need for continued and diverse federal funding for higher education. University of Iowa President Willard Boyd has told a U. S. house subcom- mittee. Boyd, who was back at his desk in Iowa City Friday after testifying Wednesday, told the education subcommittee there are many programs to help stu- dents and institutions, but Pres- ident Nixon wants to eliminate many of the programs. Speaking on behalf of the Na- tional Assn. of Land Grant Col- leges and State Universities, he urged the lawnmakcrs to Sup- port existing programs. Boyd said Nixon favors one form of student aid the basic educational opportunities grant and suggests elimination of other student aid programs such as the work-study program. sorted weather damages. Of- ficers estimated over 100 calls were received. doctorate from'ed upon at a public hearing on the University of Notre 28, 1073, and a resolution j by the city council on March 13, i 197-1, reaffirmed the decision. jNolre Dame, Ind. Thomas Gorecki, 1020 Hillj PI mill- uj A iiuimia vjui CLIM, 11111 GllfiS CBllC3tlOnical's from c'tizcns drive SE, recently graduated! Little want ads do big jobs. from Washburn university, To-i Try one and see peka, Kan. i Dial 398-8234. Tree Dump Robinson Disagrees with Open for Public Use 'Private citizens may use the C street SW tree dump station free of charge until 4 p.m. Sun- day, city officials said Friday. The tree dump will be open Supervisors Reject Sirhan Bullet Check LOS ANGELES (AP) The county board of supervisors won't permit a review of evi- dence used to convict Sirhan lirhan for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy. Supervisor asked for retiring of a pistol used in the Kennedy slaying and a re-examination 'of the death bullets. There has been specula- tion disputed by police and the district attorney's office that there was a second gun- Man Appeals Viet Bonus Decision Robert Francis Ebeling, 32, of 2145 Highvicw drive, Marion, has filed a petition in Linn dis- trict court appealing a ruling of the Iowa Vietnam Service Com- pensation board which disal- owed his veteran's payments. Ebeling claimed in the petition :hat he was stationed in the Vietnam area for 90 days in 1962 and for 120 days in 1963. He said he served in the armed forces ias a medical field service tech- B ax tier Ward nic'an .from June 21, I960, to stretching from the Illinois linelman to South Bend. Roofs were blown off about The 3-2 vote was taken Tues- Sirhan is serving a life homes and four businesses for Kennedys murder. Lowell but no one was seriously hurt. Part of the roof at Bryan Manufacturing Co., which pre- pares wiring blocks for cars, was caved in. Clocks in the! WASHINGTON (AP) The March 20, 1964. He filed a claim with the slate Vietnam Service Compensation board Oct. 23, 1973, asking for the benefits designated Vietnam veterans at a recent Iowa legis- lative session. The compensation was disal- lowed because the board ruled Ebeling was not in the Vietnam area. If Ebeling's claim for seven S months' service in Vietnam is upheld, he would be eligible for a ?122.50 bonus. Schaben on Interest Ceiling By Frank Nye State Sen. Cloyd Robinson (D- Cedar Rapids) disagrees his party's candidate for gover- nor, State Sen. James Schaben over the new 18 percent interest ceiling on re- volving charge accounts. Robinson, who is running with Schaben as the Democratic can- didate for secretary of state, isn't going to make a campaign point of their difference but he isn't going to back away from it either. Schaben Opposes That's what he told the Cedar state's interest laws. It left the mortgage ceiling at 9 percent. Robinson said failure to raise the 9 percent ceiling for charge accounts and closed end ac- counts would have forced low- income consumers to borrow from small loan companies charging a legal 36 percent in- terest in order to make some re- tail purchases. This would be (he result, he said, if stores refused to grant credit at 9 percent and raised prices of their goods. In another area, Robinson said he favors changing the law Rapids Lions club a 60 percent majority noon at the Roosevelt hotel. to Pass ccrtaln lj'Pes bond Schaben opposes the new law which reinstates the 18 percent ceiling July 1. The new law per- issttes to 50 percent. Cost Votes mils a charge of 18 percent on the first ?500 charged at retail stores and 15 percent amounts above that. It also sets a 15 percent ceil- ing on closed end accounts jn (his contract purchases of large items such as refrigerators. Most retail outlets were charging 18 percent until the He said this position has cost him votes in his own 14th dis- trict but he still feels it is right. He added he doubted that a ma- jority of the legislature favors this position but that the trend Iowa supreme court last fall ruled this was in excess of the 9 percent state usury ceiling. Forced Borrowing The 1974 legislature re-es- building stopped at p.m. senate passed and sent to Pres- 30 YEARS AGO Every night for several weeks before D-day, "People were working there itlent Nixon Friday a budget re- a German E-boat made a recon- Lake Macbride, causing some damage to docked boats, al- not yet been estimated. I roadnd bridges have been I Wednesday night. at (betime but Trucks Moved !reported washed out due to rocki Seven more were broken police dispatcher Edwina and the British coast ex- [and mud slides. A portion of the same area during Thurs-l Allen said. "They werc all out a "g" Srll' federalicept one, and that was the night day's storm. The company a coffee break. It was noth-lsPendmg- lhe volc was ;before the invasion. Robinson said the Democratic minority played an important role in the recent legislature by prodding the Republican major- tablished the 18 percent ceiling and made other changes in the I members. ity to act on certain bills it otherwise might have by- passed, and by helping the ma- jority pass some legislation it i- might not otherwise have found IB votes to pass from its own no one bi" setting up machineryjnaissance trip between designed lo Cher- Several trucks were blown the interstate in the 9 between Waukon and Lansing was blocked by a rock One driver Noel Nelson as we" as ;l Portion of i in its Keokuk county area. county, Fla.', was taken' to 76 near Marquette. j Power has been restored to for minor injuries. Muscatine hospital for treat-! River park officials (communities, although a few ported extensive power outages ing short of remarkable." j Seven Lowell residents were! Tornadoes were confirmed at: have announced the park will be customers may still be without Lowell and Virgie and near; Fowler. Hebron, until further notice. On Gas Raised The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. A T( or Y Lo C 3 Ex Just Arrived "Best In The Land" en< DMATOES 59 Lb. TURF 23-7-7 Fertilizer 20 Lb. Bag Reg. Premorkod ot GREEN TURF 10-6-4 WeodNFeed ISLb.Bcg Reg. Premorked ot OUR CHOICE PRICE liners [el OTI TOW pencil DI ttieie prices NO LIMIT-WMIe 1000 Bizs last load of The Saaion alif. Navel Lb. BAG 1