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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Steinbeck: Won't Change Fitness Test for Police A controversial physical qual- ifications entrance examination used by the Cedar Hapids police department will probably not be changed, Safety Commissioner James Steinbeck said Friday. The examination has been callcil discriminatory by the city human rights commission on the basis it lends to exclude a higher proportion of women than men from the police de- partment. The commission made the finding iafter investigating a complaint by a woman who failed the lest. Compromise Policy Steinbeck said a compromise policy has been reached that will apparently satisfy the com- plaints of the Hghts unit while retaining standards police of- ficials feel are necessary to screen applicants. Chicago Men Report Assault In Cedar Rapids A Chicago man was treated early Friday for injuries suf- fered when a group of about ten men broke into an apartment at 835 Fourth avenue SE 'and beat 'the four occupants. William Finnie, 24, Chicago, was treated at Mercy hospital for bruises and a laceration on his right wrist and released. Finnie and three other Chica- go men, Calvin Harris, 22; Carl Staples, 22; and Samuel Osborn, 20, said they were watching television when the group kicked in a door and attacked them. One of the alleged attackers had a knife and another may have had a gun, they told po- lice. ..Damage to a kitchen window and door was estimated at The victims told police the beating may have been the re- sult of an incident in a tavern where their musical group was playing. He said thrci; questions were raised by rights commission representatives. First, he said, was whether it is possible to tell applicants what the, test wilt involve in time for them to prepare for it. Steinbeck said a booklet con- taining an explanation and dia- gram of the physical test will be prepared and given to each ap- plicant, allowing each about six weeks in which to prepare for the test. Legal Questions Second, .Steinbeck said, was the question of whether an ap- plicant who fails the test may lake it again. The safety com- missioner said that is possible, but there are legal questions about whether a person who needs to take the test twice should be granted the same ad- vantages as applicants who pass it the first time. The third question posed was whether a position exists on the force where all the abilities of an officer aren't required. Stein- beck said the answer is "defini- tely not" because all officers are expected to be [capable of working in any area. An exception, he said, is for veteran officers who become physically disabled. They can be placed in less physically lax- ing jobs (instead oC placed on disability retirement, he said. the C.R.Man Named Coordi nator of Human Relations IOWA CITY Aaron Doolin, 23, Cedar Rapids, has been cho- sen as the human relations coor- dinator for Iowa City. Doolin, a graduate of North- cast Missouri State university with a sociology major, was unanimous choice of the city's human relations commission. The newly created position will process discrimination com- plaints and related matters and will pay Doolin was one of some GO persons interviewed for the po- sition. He served from September of 1972 until June of 1973 as an in- vestigator for the Cedar Rapids human rights commission. He has since served as ad- ministrative assistant and com- pliance officer of the Cedar Rapids commission. Restaurant Employes Report Items Missing Three employes of the Country Kitchen restaurant, 1341 First avenue SE, Friday reported thefts of personal be- longings stored in an office. Thomas G. Smith, 506 Thirty- fifth street SE, told police his billfold containing was taken from the unlocked office at the rear of the building. .Shannon R. Budolowski, 1437 B avenue NE, reported taken from her purse. Diane Mary Schmidt, 700 Thirty-fifth street, Marion, said was missing from her purse. Ford Motor Co. Sets Hike DETROIT (AP) f- Ford Motor Co. has followed the trend set by General Motors and Chrysler and announced price increases on 1975 models averaging about per vehicle. Ford Vice-president John Naughton said in announcing the increases on Thursday that Ford couldn't afford not to raise prices. Naughton said the cost of building a car has averaged an added per unit since Oc- tober, 1972. Ford lias already made up of that in previous price increases. C. R, Woman Held on Vehicle Damage Count Helen Diltmar, 39, of 815 Oak- land road NE, was charged Thursday with malicious injury to a vehicle after she allegedly rammed her car into an auto owned by a man with whom she ad quarreled. Police said Mrs. Dittmar ar- gued with David W. Brown, Solon, in the 200 block of Thirty- third street drive SE shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. D i 11 m a r allegedly backed her car into the rear of Brown's car when she left the scene. Damage to. Brown's vehicle was estimated at Bond was .set at and Mrs. Dittmar was taken to the county jail. Woman Suffers Minor Injuries in 'Accident Bonnie Wackcr, 17, of 304 Thirteenth avenue, Hiawatha was treated Thursday at St Luke's hospital for a bump on the head suffered in a two-cai collision. She was not admitted. Tlie accident happened short- ly before noon Thursday at the -intersection of Nineteenth street and Grande avenue SE. Miss Wacker was a passengci in a car driven by Linda Kaj Langer, 19, of 1610 J avenue NE. Police charged Miss Langei with failure to stop for a stop sign after her car and an auto driven by Kathy Lynn Wenner. 17, of 1010 Bowler street, 1 walha, collided. Believe It or Nat! SHEU ACHIEVES A CflMOUFLflSE BY CEMENTING irSELF TO SEVERAL EMPTY SHELLS TH? MAUSOLEUM OF EMPEROR HUMAYAN OP INDIA, CONSTRUCTED IN Kbd, WAS THE MODEL FOR MS LATER Area Officials Mull Funding of SEATS Program Officials from seven cast cen- tral Iowa counties engaged in a lengthy debate Thursday at the Linn county courthouse concern- ing financing of the Stale Elder- ly Area 10 Transit System No vote was taken on financ- ing the program, which pro- vides bus service for elderly residents of the counties. The failure of the officials to take action prompted Johnson county supervisors to call for a special meeting Friday after- noon to decide what course they should take. At a meeting of the Johnson supervisors Tuesday, a vote to approve further funding was de- ferred in order to see what other area 10 counties planned to do. The SEATS bus program has operated for seven months. At Thursday's meeting repre- sentatives of the other counties expressed reservations about a program originally financed by federal funding, but eventually taken over at county expense. The system uses two radio dispatched vans to transport el- derly residents Richard Bartcl, chairman of the Johnson county supervisors, expressed willingness to support the program. However, fellow Supervisor Robert Burns in- dicated an unwillingness to con- tinue Johnson county suppout if other counties in the area do-not fund SEATS. QELWEIN (AP) Police were investigating a breakin al .he stale liquor store here early Friday. Police said the thieves gainec entry by smashing the glass in the front door of the building which is located on one of. the city's main downtown streets. It hadn't been determined ivhat was taken. The store su- pervisor, Doug Honker, asked various charges and received Gallup Believes Ford Honeymoon Is Dead PHILADELPHIA Pollsler George Gallup .said President Ford's honeymoon period with the public is dead, and Friday the Philadelphia In- quirer reported Gallup's com- ment is a story on the obituary page. Gallup told an audience at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday that Ford's pardon ol former President Nixon luac cost. Ford considerable populari- ty. He said it put an end to tlie honeymoon period most no.w Presidents enjoy for a year. Recommends Prison Term Be Modified Federal Judge Edward J. Mc- VUwus Thursday recommended .hal the federal prison term of one of those involved in the al- leged seed oats fraud scheme run concurrently with a state :crm he is now serving. llobcrl Dennis While, Wa- terloo, had pled guilty in May to counts in three indictment: involving conspiracy and mail fraud in the sale of seed oats and seed oats franchises. Judge McManus in July sen- tenced him to four two-year prison terms and two one-year terms, to run concurrently. White is presently serving a seven-year sentence as a rcsull of a conviction in Black Hawk county related to the same scec oats operation. Acts on Petition in his ruling Thursday, Mc- Manus noted that justice wouk be best served if White's federa imprisonment he concurred with his present sentence at the Fort Madison penitentiary. White had petitioned for a re duction in sentence. However, the court does nol have the power to order this the judge continued. He recom- mended the action be approvec by the Bureau of Prisons. Although 12 individuals were charged in the seed oats opera lion, White is the only one to President Acts To Break Delay In Gl Bill Jump WASHINGTON (AP) With veterans returning to school still unsure of how much to expect in GI benefits, President Ford has moved to break the deadlock over the veterans benefits bill. Ford sent letters to both the bouse and senate Thursday proposing an across-the-board 18.2 percent increase in monthly benefits. Previously the house and sen- ate conferees had agreed to send a bill to Ford calling for a 23 percent hike plus a new loan program and an increase in the time over which benefits couk be used. But speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ford indicates he might veto that bill and the house rejected the compromise knocking oul the loan program and the increase in payments from 36 to 45 months. The house then moved to provide a 22.7 percent increase for apprentice trainees and vocational rehabili talion but kept Ihe 23 perccnl figure for others. Ford's suggestion Thusday did not mention the loan program or Ihe added months of eligibili- ty- C'cdar ItaiiMs (Jiraittc: I'Vlduy, Si-pi. 13. IDI'I Interlock Demise Will Be Too Lafe for Many DETROIT (AP) Congress! ,s expected to lift soon the re- quirement that 'all new cars carry scat belt-interlock sys- ,ems. But the action will come ,00 late for about a million buy- ers of 1975-model cars. Companies are already into new car production and will lave an estimated million units with interlocks in dealer show- rooms by late this monlli, when congress is expected to drop the requirement for the safety de- vices. The interlocks, first required for 1974 models, force front seat occupants to fasten their har- plaincd vociferously about hav- ing to buckle on the belts even [or driving a car a few feel into a garage. Lale fall shoppers will find some showroom models with in- terlocks and others without them. The companies say shop- pers may not want a car with the device even though it is relatively simple to disconnect and the government estimates 40 percent of current model owners have disconnected it. to General Motors says the in- terlocks add about or to ness-bells before the car will la car's cost. It said it would sav- ings it realizes from eliminating them. But purchasers of cars with the device installed will start. Many owners have on to consumers any Nixon Attorney Hits Subpoena of) Papers on I vices is not an absolute certain- M r i'y- But comPany spokes- U1A11L01IL, N. C. (AP) men sily they are confident such action is coming. And senate An attorney for former Pres- ident Nixon has formally object- lo a Rodino: V-P Hearing Set After Elections WASHINGTON (AP) Rep.! j materials from Nixon in conncc- jlion with a Billy Graham Day here nearly Ihree years" ago. action this week indicates they are right. The house already has passed a bill which would eliminate D A M menls and tape recordings deal- Rodmo (D-N. chairman the house judiciary committee, says hearings on the nomination interlocks on 1975 models. And, while the senate version keeps subpoena seeks docu- lhc dcvicCi lhe senale went on mg taken during the rally at the Charlotte coliseum on Oct. 15, of Nelson Rockefeller to become have served lime in prison. 'Ringleaders' Five individuals pled guilty :he help of the state auditor's of- detcrminf iquor was missing. hmv miifh Post: Rooky's Worth Set at Million WASHINGTON (AP) Vice- president designate Rockefell- er's initial report to congression- al committees on his personal worth places his fortune at million, The Washington Post said Friday. Senators who have seen 'the report 'would not specify the fig- ures but said they were much lower than most public esti- mates of his wealth and ap- parently were based on acquisi- tion prices for property. They are being revised upward to re- flect current values, the story said. 'ines; charges against one were dismissed; and three arc listed is fugitives. Duane Sarby and Mert Wolf, alleged by Asst. U.S. Atty. Alan Cirshen to have been the "ring- eadcrs" in the operation, were 'ound guilty on a total of 101 counts by a federal jury. The two were fined each and given suspended pris- on terms. Bolh were also placed on five years probation. Penny Binger Renamed To State Committee Penny Binger, of 1844 Seconc avenue SE, has been reappointcd by Governor Ray to the state's committee on child labor. She was first named to Ihc group in 1970. Also named to the committee was Clifford H. Boldt of Daven- port, past president of the Unit- ed Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS For HIM, Spoils, BDoUupiiin, Ciiuin! ]nl on'ond Office! Nol Utltd Below Coll ....................'........391-8211 CiKulation-Sulmnplion Dapl.......398-8333 Moo. thru Sat. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday! Until 12 Hoon Holidays 1] a.m. to 7 p.m. Want Man. thru Fti. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday until 12 Kaon Dijplay Advertising................398-8222 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marlon Ollici ....................3988430 vice-president will not begin until after lhc November elcc' ions. He said no final timetable isj :et for the hearings, but ex- plained no action can begin j until reports are received from nvestigations and they are not expected until next month- Congress plans to recess from Oct. 15 until after the elections. Judge Dismisses Utilities Suit; T w o suils seeking court orders that utilities be restored at the residence at 373 Seven- teenth street SE have been dis- missed. Linn District Judge August Honsell. jr.. dismissed the peti- tions, saying the utilities hac been restored before a hearing which had been scheduled in tin cases. Elevator Breakins At Lisbon Reported A breakin at the Wilkins ele- vator at Lisbon Tuesday nighl lias been reported to Hie Linn sheriff's office. About in cash, some checks, and lH power cords, with no value listed, were re- ported stolen from the safe. There was no sign of forced entry inlo the safe. Read the Want Ads pro- j (esters claim (hey were wrong- 'fully excluded. s lawyer, Raymond Larroca, entered his objection inow in a letter filed on Thusday in' JU. S. district court in Charlotte. Daly. addressed attorney for persons Franco Returns After Bout with Phlebitis MADRID (AP) 'rancisco Franco who have filed suit for a total of against former Nixon aide II. R. Haldeman, two former While House advance men. ihe U. S. secret service, ______the Veterans of Foreign Wars General'antl "lc ChaHotle police dcpart- returned to 'mcnl- lis official role as chief of stale Friday after a two-month llness that forced him to trans- "er his powers temporarily lo Prince Juan Carlos de Borbon. The 81-year-old Spanish lead- er presided at a cabinet session [or the first time since he was hospitalized >wilh a form of phlebitis, or inflamed veins, on July S.- Doctors said lie has complete- ly recovered. termed the subpoena lauto industry. record Wednesday in favor of dropping it. The bill is now in a senate-house conference com- mittee for revision. Industry sources predict a modified version of the house bill will become law. They say senale supporters of interlocks appear ready to change their votes and push instead for legislation requiring controver- sial air bags for new cars start- ing with 1977 models. Compromise Seen Industry observers see the move as a calculated compro- mise: drop interlock to save the air bag. Tlie bag could add as much as lo a car's cost. is strongly opposed by the 'unreasonable and oppressive" in the lime and expense which would be required in searching presidential documents for ma- terial related to the visit. He also said the materials are pri- vileged and not relevant to Ihe pending lawsuit. The plaintiffs claim they were illegally prevented from allend- ing the rally for Graham al j which Nixon, n long-lime friend Tlie department of transporta- tion, which regulates auto safe- ty, said recently it is willing to abandon interlocks. But at the same lime it released a study extolling the safety virtues of air bags. Prisoner Swap Starts Monday Franco transferred power lolof (he evangelisl, was one of Ihc1 NICOSIA the 3G-ycur-okl prince, dc- speakers. signaled successor as king of! Daly filed a notice last month Spain, on July 19, after intestinal bleeding brought death. Sick wounded prisoners from Cyprus war will be exchanged and Ihe that he would lake a deposition {starting Monday, 31 days since him close to from the former President on I the cease-fire, the rival leaders (Sept. 24 in Santa Ana, Calif. jof the island said Friday. loir-be- New Shipment of -WEEKEND SPECIAL- 6 Beautiful ROSES Onlv...... Only 6 Arranged ROSES Only....... 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