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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Sat.. June K. 1974 HATtOHAl Wf AMUR MtVICt tOtfCAit ?AM t Second Storm Hits C. R., re Outages, Trees Down Ord By Bill Lavclettc For the second day in a I Cedar Uapids caused by the storm which hit after a.m. a storm accompanied by gusts i Police reported two persons; en UAVKNI'OHT A motion i vas filed late Friday Seecf Ocrfs Jury: Pair Guilty of 101 Counts of wind up to 30 miles per hour I hit Kastern Iowa early Saturday causing power outages in north- least Cedar Rapids, rural areas [were trapped for several district court in Scott seeking Itv A Cedar Kapids utes in their car alter a power1 modification of the court's June Jul-v ilim-icilimil. The drive of the car told ;n ordcr concerning the appeal mu lolln ura areas of Marion. Snrivill.-. was dnving in the Viola, Stone City i city. Central! Hardest hit by outages was anj jbiock 01 i-ark court Sh when leard sparking sounds and and electric rate increases jticed the wire leading over hma-lllinois das and Klec- of the lowa commerce defendant, in the seed fraud trial guilty on most ol ,o collect almost "pulling the lhr and going off into lhe niRhl." He claimed that "no! one pei- :oii would have the seed v inflated prices" that In- smith and north h o u n u'.( c i e s jiiti street and Center Point road the east and west boundaries, according to Harold Bern, perintendent, electric opera-i lions. Eastern region, Iowa Elec- tric Light and Power Co. C. U. Customers itop of the car. He engine off and wait-: ,htf monon the utility asked District i Ccurt Judge to area in Cedar liapids roughly bounded by First avenue and EJIHJ avenues on the south and northi A sqllad happed the tar a few.ininut 65 cuunls with which they were it "if they hart not been promised i! would be Men Wolf, Cedar Kails, and bought back." Duane Sarby, Lincoln, Neb.. Central Issue re chargedi with 54 felony and ar- misdemeanor counts dealing: (hp as and officers summoned i linodify his findings on original j removed conspiracy fraud, fal: :valuo m the rale b land rale of return These were the issues A four-minute outage at the court affirmed i marks" and took their money interstate shipment 01 ami nilla.; the money and i.m short !0f federal edacts. .ifftWUIHEtf Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected Saturday night from northern Texas northeastward through Oklahoma, the Tennessee valley and into Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Clear to partly cloudy elsewhere. City Briefs ual homes. '.'We are on Theft Reported Liflian Ray- he said. The Weather Iowa Deaths man, 2048 Fourth avenue SE, Friday reported three ceramic antique pots valued at were Mamuettc Mearl E. Swa-1 taken from her porch. I veil, 71. Saturday at jThuvnburg's in McGregor. Bur- :ial: Council Hill cemetery, Mo- Living room, bedroom, Hiofi temperatures Friday, ptralures cverniatil ar.d incli Anchorage 61 L. Anaeles 81 a Atlanta ...906B.lt Miami 64 75 Bismarck 76 46 Min'apolis 81 6: -U I! Diamond Carpet Cleaners, Ossian Moon, Adv. Lamont Ida Gruman. 92. Monday at Grace United Methodist church. Visitation Houston 68 Extended Forecast Partly cloudy Monday with chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs mid 70s to mid 80s. Lows mid 50s to lower 60s. C. R. Weather High Friday............... 85 Low overnight 64 Noon Saturday 57 2 p.m. Rainfall 1.20 Total for June............. 4.68 Normal for June 5.21 Normal through June......16.61 Total for 1973 .............25.94 Barometer, rising Humidity at noon 29.81 93% JVi'nd direction and velocity at 2 p.m. NE at 17 mph Sun rises at a.m.; sets 8.46 p.m. Year Ago Today High, 83; low, 66; rainfall, none. Traveler's Forecast Sunday Weather, Hi-Lo Bismarck Fair 76-46 Chicago.........Tshwrs 70-55 Cincinnati.......Tshwrs 87-66 Cleveland.........Cldy 82-62 Des Moines......Tshwrs 94-64 Detroit.........PtCldy 85-63 Indianapolis.....Tshwrs 84-72 Kansas City ___Tshwrs 96-73 Milwaukee ......Snwrs 79-53 Mpls.-St. Paul......Fair 81-62 Omaha .........PtCldy 101-65 St, Louis........Tshwrs 89-70 Sioux PtCldy 90-62 j Fires p.m. Friday. Backfire through carburetor at First av- enue and Twelfth street SE. p.m. Friday. Needless call at Oakland road and Thirty-second street NE. Petition for Bankruptcy Carl Marvin and Dorothy Jean Witt, jr., 821 Tenth street SW. Both claim debts of and assets of with all claimed as exempt. Gary Wayne and Phyllis Jean Williams, 1015 Tenth ave- after 10 Sunday, Kreussel- Fawcett's. Lisbon Mary D. Franks, 00. Monday at U, United Meth- odist church. Burial: Monday at at Wyoming. A memorial has been established. Visitation after 2 Sunday, Morgan's. Tipton Everett (Sandy) Hoon, 78. Monday at 2, Dye's, where friends may call alter 3 Sunday. (Continued from Page 1.) communities after late Thurs- day and early Friday's storm that left about 30 people injured Montrose. doors op'en Canip Courage. Adv. Hiawatha Jaycees The Hia- watha Jaycees sandbox fill scheduled for Saturday has been Theft Elsie M. Cook, 3105 Dalewood avenue SE, Friday re- ported was taken from her purse while it was locked in a room at the YMCA where she is employed as a maid. Thrifty Steam Carpet Clean- ing Rentals. The Original! 366- 2926.-Adv. Player Taken Greg Mach, 500 First avenue NE, Friday reported a tape player valued at and six tapes valued at were taken from his car while it was parked near his residence. Games, Saturday and Sunday, Attorneys replied that the central issue, Deliberation their clients intended to a.m. hit parts of Whittier, Viola, j commission's June 21, 1973 rate; Tho jul.Vi seven hours'] defraud people, was not proven jStone City, Central City amlorder which authorized about sejdpijberatioii found Sarby guilty.by the government. Approximately 700 areas north, cast andjpercem of the utilily's 51 guilty oil; said seed oat i buyers read, understood and "statements of policy" in Cedar Rapids were without [south of Marion. Power was re- 1 lion annual gas and electrie rate! 50 counts power for aboutJS minutes stored by routing [it the increase request of August, 1971. j Fjve after 6 a.m. Saturday when transmission lines, Bern: primary line on Fifteenth street said NE was downed by a fallen tree, Bern said. Most of the remaining outages in Cedar Rapids were at individ- would Judge Werling's decision on .the firm Wolf andjsiiying that Interstate ithe utility's appeal also modi- operated, were them sell Ihcir oat harvest, scattered calls Forty men, some of whom had worked continuously for 30 hours in the aftermath of the storm that hit Thursday night, are again on the job in Cedar Rapids, Bern said. Work crews were trying to re- store power to parts of Spring- ville, where a tree knocked down a primary line at an unde- termined location. Workmen were trying to find the trouble spot so power could be re-routed. No injuries were reported in An estimated the commission's June bv the jury by no, buy it back, in Kalona, Riverside, and Lone; 1973 decision, requiring the Judue Edward J McManus. Tree were without power forlcommission to include in Iowa-1 Before the crop came in, how- parts of the morning and j Illinois' rate base a working crews were working at scat-j capital allowance in excess of tered locations to coijiplele re-.properly tax accruals in the pairs, he said. Another 600 estimated custom- jsuni of to increase the company's rate base by ers in Clarence and Mechan- of fair value deprecia- DEATHS from flying debris. sunj Funnel Clouds Winds in excess of 80 miles an hour, torrential rains and nu- sightings of funnel [canceled. They anticipate, weather permitting, completing within the next nierous clouds were reported during the night. Flash flood warnings were out Friday for Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jones and Jackson counties after torrential rains dumped almost two inches of precipitation in central Clayton county in less than an hour. A flash flood late Thursday forced about 55 campers to flee to high ground at the Yellow River state forest north of Lansing. Allamakee county Conserva- tion officer Bob Oden said it is oelieved all of the campers made it to higher ground safely, but there was no way of know- ing for stfre. 12-Foot Rise The flash flooding caused a 12-foot rise in the Little Paint and Big Paint creeks in the state forest just after the second of two storms hit about 11 p.m. the project week. Money Taken Paul Lekin, Earl H. Riggins Earl Henry Riggins, 65, Buffa- lo, and formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Friday in an Iowa City hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1908, McDonough county, 111., he is survived by two brothers, Eugene, Cedar Rapids; Sylvester, Springville; a sister, Mrs. Richard Farmer, California, and children. grand- and assets of with claimed as exempt. She claims debts of and assets of with ?400 claimed as exempt. Ernest Joseph Frank, 515 Sixth avenue SE. Debts: Assets: with all claimed as exempt. David Wayne Marchal, nue SE. He claims debts of Thursday, authorities said. The Yellow River state forest will be closed until further no- tice, said Jack McSweeney, the area forester. Turkey Creek was expected to crest 6.5 feet over flood stage at jGarber Friday night and the Fernwood drive NE. Skunk was also expected with to crest 2.5 feet over flood stage Assets. claimed as exempt. Allan and Sandra Goodno, Dorchester. Both claim debts of and assets of with all claimed as exempt. Regis T. and Charlotte A. Sampica, Independence. Both claim debts of and assets of with exempt. all claimed as at Oskaloosa due to heavy rains. owner of Paul's Auto Body Sales, 423 ,nd street SE, Fri-i day reported cash and checks! valued at were taken from a drawer in the front of the business. Visit Jerome's Coin and Stamp Hobby Center, IE Car Entered Tom Tarpy, 370 Eighteenth street SE, Friday reported a tape player, 11 tapes and a carrying case were (alien from his car while parked at his residence. The items were val- ued at You'll like our new hairstylist, Services: Tuesday at at Turner chapel east by the Rev. Wayne Shireman of First Bap- tist church. Burial: Linwood cemetery. Friends may call at Turner east until 1 p.m. Tues- day. The casket" will not be opened after the service. Steve Wood. Roosevelt Hotel [service. Barber Mrs. Gaylan Ritchie Jessie E. Ritchie, 74, widow of Gaylan Ritchie, 417 Twelfth street SE, died Friday following a long illness. A Cedar Rapids resident for over 50 years, she was born Nov. 7, 1899, at Mil- lersburg. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl Sandstrom, and a son, Gaylan, both of Cedar Rapids, and six grandchildren. Services: Monday at at Brosh chapel by the Rev. Wayne Shireman. Burial: Cedar Memorial. Friends may call Sunday at the chapel. The cas- ket will not be opened after the icsville were also hit by and to include as an ages. 'operating expense the utility's Telephones Out [lili'l strike expense to be paid GeralS Schattb, general man- ager of Northwestern Bell Tele- phone Co., said about 100 cus- tomers in scattered locations around Cedar Rapids were with- out phone service in the after- math of Saturday's storm. The northeast side reported the most problems, he said. Telephone company crews are expected to have repairs com- pleted and service restored to all customers by 9 p.m., hej over 10 years. These items had been disallowed by the commis- _...., the firm suffered a "nor- mal and unfortunate demise." to the defense atlor- Lj's" Attr.Alan Kirshen ney, "when the plug was pulled, was no water in the bath- The two men could bo sen- tenced to over 200 years in pris- on and fined Asst. found the verdict to be and live i He said tho business was a To reach it the jury had to! "risky and that lhe de- sort through the 175-page indict- said. Most of the telephone com- pany outages were at homes where individual lines were knocked down by falling tree limbs, Schaub said. Found Innocent Of Kidnaping ANOKA, Minn. (AP) James Johnson, 35, one of three men charged in the kidnaping of Eun- ice Kronholm, was found in- nocent 'by a jury Friday. He still faces a federal charge of extor- tion. Mrs. Kronholm, 46, wife of a South St. Paul banker, was ab- ducted from her home March 15. She walked away from one of her abductors March 18 after her husband paid a ran- som. The FBI says all but has been recovered. Frederick Helberg has pled guilty of kidnaping and testified for the prosecution in Johnson's trial. Gary Hodgman awaits trial on the same charge. Court: Law on Gifts, Gratuities Unconstitutional DES MOINES (AP) Warren county District Judge Robert Frederick has ruled an Iowa ilaw that makes it illegal for mu- nicipal and county employes to accept gifts or gratuities in con- nection with business transac- tions is unconstitutional. Officials in the Iowa attor- ney general's office said the ruling will be appealed to the Iowa supreme court. Judge Frederick said the stat- ute is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the U. S. Constitution. He dismissed charges against two Carlisle city employes and a chemical salesman. This is the second court rul- ing against the law since the attorney general's office began an investigation early last fall and began obtaining indictments and convictions for violations of the statute. The first ruling was issued in March by Judge R. K. Richard- son in Sac county district court. The attorney general's office has obtained 32 convictions mcnt, testimony by one defense and 64 government witnesses, [stipulated testimony of 52 wit- nesses not called to the stand and over 100 exhibits. "Gratified" Saturday Kirshen said, ''On Johnson, a Lakeville housing! contractor, admitted partici- pating in the kidnaping. Howev- er, he insisted he was forced to do so by a man known to him only as Mike. Johnson's lawyer said his client was a pawn of the under- world and acted out of fear for his life. against chemical company sales- men and local government workers for violating the stat- ute. behalf of fraudulent the victims of schemes that the were alleging I am particularly gratified. It would be the gov- ernment's position that vindica- tion of those victims would be a major criterion that the court should take into account at the time of sentencing." Kirshen lauded the 27 agen- get cies who participated in the in- vestigation of the case, particu- larly postal inspector Sam Bil- sing of Ankeny, who headed the probe. The jury Friday began delib- eration shortly after 4 p.m., fol- lowing final arguments by law- yers for both the defense and government. In closing statements, Kirshen called Wolf and Sarby a "fly-by- night bunch of crooks." He said they "give a bad name to the Midwest" by gaining the trust of people while they themselves were "a couple con artists not worthy of trust." "Lulling Letters" Kirshen said their intent in the seed operation was to de- fraud both.seed oat buyers and dealers. He claimed they "paid a little money to people" and wrote "lulling letters to string people along." With this he con- tinued, Wolf and Sarby were feiulanls were "unfortunate vic- tims of an idea and not a criminal one that didn't work." He added that no written cvi- d e n c e was submitted that proved Wolf and Sarby contract- ed to buy back any grain. Wit- nesses who claimed this, he said, had the "idea implanted" by government officials. "Receptive" Sarby's lawyer echoed this ar- gument by saying that some witnesses were "very receptive to suggestion." "There is no question dealers was dlle he said, "but Mr. Sarby and Mr. Wolf tried lo minimize this." He said they paid many bills before the business failed. "The government evidence does not show a pre-conceived plan to he concluded. A date for sentencing Wolf and Sarby has not yet been set, Federal Move May Speed Extradition of Fry ers GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) Car Looted Robert Bell, 1267 First avenue SE, Friday reported assorted clothing, a pair of hiking boots and a flash- light were taken from his car while it was in a parking lot in the 100 block of Thirteenth street SE. The missing items were val- ued at Part and full time sales Memorial Services Goodenough, J. Claude Sunday at 2 at Brosh chapel by the Very Rev. Canon Dominic Loferski. Burial: Cedar Memo- rial. Power Agreement SOFIA, (AP) Eastern Europe's Council of Mu- tual Economic Assistance has agreed power power stations. to develop a mutual network and atomic Police Radio Conversion Advances; C.R. Work Set [Federal officials are investigat- ing the possibility of filing charges that could result in a quicker return to Iowa of two Sioux Falls, S. D., brothers charged wilh a quadruple slay- ing there. U. S. Atty. Richard Thomas at Cheyenne, Wyo., said Friday he ihad been informed by federal in C. R. Fireman's Hearing Set Bankruptcy Case A hearing in federal bankrupt- cy court on the motion to dis- miss a lawsuit filed by Cedar Rapids fireman Jerry Buol has been set for July 5 at 11 a.m. Buol filed suit in April, re- questing an injunction to keep from being fired from the fire department. He claimed that after filing for bankruptcy he was told he would be dismissed.' In May, City Attorney David McGuire acting for defend- ants Fire Chief Edsel McMickle, Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck and the civil service commission asked that the suit be dismissed. extradited to Iowa on the murder warrants. He said officials in Iowa will have to draw up extradition papers, which would have to bej signed by both Iowa Gov. ert Ray and Wyoming Gov. Stan Hathaway. The stolen motor vehicle charges being considered by. federal authorities would be in hospital with a fractured leg connection with a pickup truck suffered at p.m. Friday in the Fryers allegedly took car-motorcycle collision. Man Listed Good After Cycle Crash James Kirklin, 18, of 618 Eighth street NW, was in good condition Saturday at Mercy On the Mississippi, crests ofi'raining I ;tlnn The Gourmet! L- Eberline up to two feel over flood stage by Litton Cedar Rapids Micro- are expected from Dubuque 365-8658 or 365-6652. Ask _ __ )nr Hnn __ Arh; Graflon, next week. Of-1 !for Bud. Adv. ficials said the Mississippi River rose almost a foot in 12 hours earlv Fridav. DES MOINES (AP) Bids have been taken or 83 more mobile radios to be installed in jlowa highway patrol cars as Apartment Entered Sheryl part of the conversion of the state's law enforcement radio from 545 Citations Issued In Truck Crackdown Drievold, First avenue NW, Friday reported 30 record communications network albums, two lamps, eight stereo low band to high band. tapes and Christmas ornaments were taken from her apart- been very complimentary about the Iowa said state Communications Director Glen Anderson. Converting Transmitters The plan involves converting all the state police radio's trans- mitters to high band and the Storm Lake transmitter is the By Dan Even DES MOINES (API DSA MOlNbb (All Truckers may not have seen the last of the massive crackdowns said Iowa Public Safety that resulted in 545 citations foriCommissioner Charles Larson. officials in Sioux City charges of interstate transpor- tation of a stolen motor vehicle might be filed against Allen Fryer, 30, and James Fryer, 21. thatjRock Rapids and then aban-j Kirklin was injured when the doned in Newcastle, Wyo. The motorcycle he was driving and P Frvpri wprp ririino nn nnnnminrr vehicle the Fryers were ridingjan oncoming car driven by John The brothers, who Wednesday morning from the in when they were capturedfM. Owens, 19, of 2417 Lauren here was stolen in Newcastle. j drive SW, collided at the inter- But officials there of First avenue and file charges street SE. Lyon county Rapids, Iowa, jail and in Rock were cap- cause such action would only delay extradition proceedings. Four Murders first. "It is shaping up very rapid-; said Anderson. "Its remote control repeaters are now being tested and the conversion should transfer back to Iowa- Legal Basis The undersheriff in Wyom- ing's Campbell county, Ken Stanley McCausland, stale director of general services, ment. The items were valued atjsaid that whereas the first 150 of An antique dresser of tin- the radios purchased in Jan- determined value was also '373, cost per unit, taken ilnc ncw ones for which bids ;quirements during the 48-hour! _ _ __ 'were opened Mav 22 will costibe completed around Aug. 1.' Jopcration. ill I L each. The Cedar Rapids r to him Fa' "Future plans in this area will! Jake JaCODSen That's "the measure of infla-lwill be the next in line. Ander- mUHler WdrranlS to hml- a be djctatcd by what spot chccksl jn (han a year said I Tial rOSTpOneO. McCausland said. The slate ;originally planned lo give lured here later in the day.I have refused to sign extradition Allen Fryer has been convict- n papers that would allow their cd of four counts of first-desreeL "S was chargctl with i_ r____ llMP :in i The accident occurred when Owens attempted to make a left turn in front of the motorcycle, police said. P i T' i T iu i Fall, said Friday Iowa murder in the shotgun slayings of four Sioux Falls teenagers at Lm Iowa's Gitchie Manitou park last November. validation. He was awaiting sentencing. an improper turn and Klrk- with (lrivinR Jamos Frycr WB have violations of state laws earlier this week. More than 75 persons from various state agencies, assist- ed by federal officials, began a two-day joint check late Tuesday. It was concentrated at six weigh statioas in Eastern Iowa, around and on Interstate 80. State officials said trucks were checked for viola- tions of length, width, weight, fuel tax and registration re- "But I would say we are not through with the citizens' hand (CR) radios." Larson said state officials were very satisfied with the results on state violations, "but disappointed with the action of the Federal Communications Commission" in regard to the large number of unlicensed CB radios found in the Irucks checked. He said federal officials had issued only warnings to truckers caught with equipment. Same Firm The same firm, R-F Commu-; priority transferred to a medical facilily! lu (I.fdur Eilobllshed In 1813 bv "The Goielie Co transmiUcr scc0nd for conversion, Ander- A third brother, 24-year-ol He said once the warrants ar-lDavid Fryer, has been convict- rive, the Fryers probably willed on one count of first-degree is serving a life DALLAS (AP) The trial of: Jake Jacobsen, a figure in the! Watergate scandals has been but a'cnangc had'to takc" a lo murder and delayed from July 1 to Sept. 23 was succcssM because of a space prob-lbond scl- '''a11 mailing ofjscnience in the lowa state ncni- al the request of both lem [the warrants was the first lion and defense. The communications network The delay granted Friday being converted from low U. S. District Judge Robert Hill band lo high bnnd to cure cover- was caused by the illness of a witness, Morgan Pierce of Aus- tin, who is recovering from a heart attack. Jacobsen is accused of misap- plying in funds of a San Angclo savings and loan associ- ation. age and interference problems that have plagued law enforce- ment officers tor years. The reason for lhe prioritylin "tradition proceedings. How- rating, Anderson said, is Kil1) said it could take The new system was dcvel-j After those stations are liiken oped through extensive studies care of, transmitters at Maquo- "we had severe coverage prob- wccks bcforc lnc brothers were lems at Slorm Lake, and severe interference problems at Cedar Rapids and Cedar Falls." by communications engineers and the federal Law Enforce- ment Assistance AdministralionlAndprson said. keta, Fairficld ami DCS Moines will be converted in that ordcr, WEDDING FLOWERS for Beoijly from PIERSON'S'C Your KTD Florin IMO I'lllj Blvd. NW Hnworpriono KS-IRM For 61 yean for all occasions K. LAPR.S Convenient downtown location 308 llmd Avinui S.t. ;