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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., October 18. 1974  Charges Against Five Dismissed  Charges against five persons were dismissed in magistrate’s court.  Charges of possession of controlled substance against James Melvin, who gave a northwest address when arrested; Mal colm Mitchell, who gave a Tama address, and Wayne Davis, Who gave an Arkansas address, were dismissed Tuesday when they successfully completed probationary time. Melvin was charged with possession of marijuana July 17, 1973; Mitchell with possession Aug. 4, 1973. and Davis with possession Nov. 26.  A charge of malicious injury to a building against Brian Les-meister, no address, was dismissed Tuesday on request of the complaining witness. He was charged with damaging the Hardee’s Hamburger building, 1519 Sixth street SW, Sept. 13.  A charge of false uttering of a check against Jerry Spooner, 824 Fifteenth street SE, was dismissed in magistrate’s court in the interest of justice.  He was charged with writing a bad check for $47.43 to the A and P food store Aug. 12.  White, 2627 Forty-second street NE, was dismissed Wednesday following a preliminary hearing. He was charged with resisting arrest Sept. 29.  Russell F i s h e 11, jr., route three, Marion, was bound over to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing Thursday. He is charged with resisting Gene Parks, a Linn county deputy sheriff, on Sept. 28.  $200,000 Suit Filed Against Nine Doctors  in  Blind Woman's Charge Against Firm Dismissed  A charge of failure to provide equal accommodations brought against the Ced-Rel Supper club by a Cedar Rapids woman who is blind has been dismissed in magistrate’s court.  Debra Soto, 2263 C street SW, had brought the action against Robert Snyder, route one, Cedar Rapids.  The case involved seating of the plaintiff who entered the restaurant with her Seeing-Eye dog and was told she would have to move to a different table.  According to court records, the complaining witness and the defendant discussed the charge “and misunderstanding surrounding it,” and that the complainant no longer desires to prosecute.  4 Accused of Drunk Driving  Four persons appeared magistrate’s court on charges of drunk driving.  The charge against Leslie Claus, no address, was dismissed Thursday on a motion of the state. He was arrested Sept. 28.  The charge aganst Lucille Matney, who gave a southwest side address when arrested, was dismissed Wednesday. She was arrested June 28,1973.  Ronald Lutz, 256 Thirty-fifth street SE, waived a preliminary hearing Thursday and was bound over to the grand jury. He was arrested Sept. 21.  Carlton Carlson, 1444 Bever avenue SE, pled guilty Thursday and was fined $300 and costs He was arrested Aug. 22.  2 Appear in Court On Drug Charges  Two persons appeared in magistrate’s court on charges of possession of controlled substance.  The charge against Donald  A suit asking $200,000 in dam ages from nine physicians for alleged failure to properly treat a leg infection was filed Friday in Linn district court.  Janet Mescher named as de fendants in her suit James Hood, Stuart J. McQuiston, and Whealen Koontz, all of Cedar Rapids, and Michael Bonfiglio, Martin Sands, Eddie G. Benge, Laurence Norby, and Barry Sherman, of Iowa City  Mrs. Mescher’s petition stated that the Cedar Rapids doctors had treated her in October, 1972, for what they diagnosed as a broken blood vessel in her leg. Pain Persisted When pain persisted and spread to her foot, she was admitted to University hospitals in November, 1972. The Iowa City doctors treated Mrs. Mescher and discharged her Dec. 18.  Mrs. Mescher’s petition said she was readmitted to University hospital, Jan. 3, 1973, and surgery performed Jan. 29, when the source of infection was discovered and cleaned out, and necrotic tissue and tendons removed.  Claims Negligence The petition charges the doctors were negligent in failing to diagnose the condition properly, in prescribing superficial treatment, and in failing to identify, isolate, and treat the basic source of the infection.  Mrs. Mescher claimed that as a result of the alleged improper treatment, she suffered pain and mental anguish and was admitted to psychiatric hospital in Iowa City in May, 1973, for fear of having her foot amputated.  She also said she will be unable to work as a licensed prac-  Kidnap Charge—- Spiker Gets  (Continued from Page I.) I *7     f   3 Years tor Bank Robbery  spotted the car at 12:10 a m. Friday traveling west on highway 30. Officers said the car immediately sped up. Officers  George Edward Spiker, now  Stella Davidson Dies, Iowa Leads Nation in  Rent Assistance Approval  Services Are Monday  CENTRAL CITY - Stella  Davidson, 92, a resident of Central City for 86 years, died  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—, The HUD approvals in Iowa Thursday at McAllen, Texas. I     7 ,     million    annual    fi0V .    so    far    this year, he said, m-  where she had resided the last k $    o-.iLfinnp    has'clude    construction of 758 new  •    six years.    ermiH* n  ion ^ Ju -, under units, substantial rehabilitation  were not sure who was driving serving a 20-year term in Fort I Born July IO, 1882, near Cen- ** en approved « (     md'of 18 units, and 234 units of  Leavenworth for robberies in ll-tral City, she was married  thc  Department o ais K    existing    housing,    for a    total    of  lino* and Wisconsin. Friday March 6.' 1902, at Central City to Urb" foment s< HUD'  Police reported chasing , hc  was given two three-year prison E.C. Davidson. Mrs. Davidson revised section    »    smith    said    many of the    Iowa  , jeu* c C  j terms by U S District Judge was a member of the United k rd m.    involved    in    the    re-  car a speeds of between 55 and,,^ \  MoManus for Melhodis ,  church .    |    Elmer    E.    Smith    of    Kansas    now    in  90 miles per hour.    j owa  crimes.    | Surviving are a son, Maurice City, regional HUD director for •  nmcess n f  a dvm  Wednesday, Spiker, 46, pled Davidson, McAllen, and two Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and  guilty in Cedar Rapids federal sisters. Elva Berggren, Nebras- Kansas, said Iowa leads the na  to two counts involving ka City, Neb. L  and Lila Lind- tion in^PF^ovals^under the new  the car at the time it was first spotted.  When the car passed through the Newhall area, the youth apparently forced Mrs. Novak court  of advertising for j. developers and will be making their selections within the next  from the vehicle; Authorities did.""™* «•*» from a New Hamp- quist. Denver. Col*.    KrJsinftor ,‘° w  Em"    ^  iton bank and entering a Cedar: Services: 1:30 Monday at the decent housing tor low minim  not discover Mrs. No\aks ab- p a jj s  ^k ^ intention of United Methodist church of Cen-persons.  sence until    atter the chase    robbing it. He admitted both in-    tral    City. Friends    may call at    Nate Ruben, director of the  ended.    cidents occurred April ll, 1973.    the    Murdoch chapel in Central    Des Moines HUD office, said  At one point in the chase, the    A third count against Spiker, aBcr 1  P- m *    Sunday. The    the $2 75 million will generate  driver ran a    road block damag-who is also known as Ray! caske *  wi » not be    opened after    about $13 million worthy new  ins two cars.    t    ^    * “*  UA  has been established. '  Fleeing Car    Judge    McManus made the _  The highway patrol reported prison terms concurrent but; ECOIIOfTiy— the fleeing car reached speeds'ruled that the sentence would.    (Continued f m m Pace    I )  of 115 miles per hour in the later [not begin until Spiker completes I    —----------   g   part of the chase. After the his present term.    proposals, Olsen said the  A memorial fund housing construction in 25 Iowa cities and provide some 1.400 construction jobs “at a time when the housing industry is at ;an all-time low.”  |' It is expected paper work on pro- the projects can be completed  speeding car ran into a ditch, several squad cars blocked its path.  A Cedar Rapids police officertPHisciriment. pulled Lambroz from the car:  The U.S. attorney had recommended maximum sentencing of $5,000 fine and 20 years im-  C. R. Man Pleads Guilty to Larceny  Kenneth W. Hill, 182 Fourteenth avenue SW, pled guilty in magistrate’s court to an amended charge of larceny less than $20 and was given a six day jail sentence with credit given for time served.  He was charged with taking six city parking meters on Sept. 3.  3rd Offense Drunk Driving Charged  . Lester Bizek, no address, was bound over to the grand jury Tuesday in magistrate’s court following a preliminary hearing on a charge of third offense drunk driving.  He was arrested Oct. I.  Lnenicka, who gave an Iowa; t i ca l nurse and was unable to City address when arrested, was | adopt a child because of the dismissed Tuesday. He was health problem.  charged with possession of j _  marijuana July 23,1973.  Floyd Latta, no address, waived a preliminary hearing Thursday and was bound over to the grand jury. He is charged with possession of marijuana and hashish and possession with intent to deliver Oct. ll.  posed 5 percent surtax “is ill- during the winter so that con-timed politically — as Mr. Ford struction can begin next spring, himself acknowledged — and it Smith said. is far worse timed economically.”  ; Dent rejected any notion that the proposed tax increase endangers the economy. “It was  GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS  for Htwt, Sport*, lookktopint Control Information ond Offices Not listed lek*  (ad .......................  Circulation Subscription Dept  JW-1333  Mon. thru Sot. I •• 7 P™.  Sundays Until 12 Noon  NolidoyiHo.mto7p.nl.  Won. Adi      WI4234  Mon. thru fri. I a rn to 5 p m.  Saturday unit! 12 noon Display Advertise ..............UMM  I a rn. to S p rn.  Morion Offiti    *    391-1430  _ . .  while a state trooper pointed a Funeral Sunday for revolver at him.    Burton K. Mcllnay  Women Unhurt     M(     VERNON    -    Burton    K     not    offcred    10    d,jn - v     purchasing  Mrs. Booze, according to re-  M „ T , nov     ‘    ‘     fArmor .     roe : Aon <    P° wer t0 the  economy but    to    re-  ports, was unhurt, but extreme-  Vc '" ay ;    '    *    'TI    ' ?n ‘i^tribute it.” he said,  ly nervous. Mrs. Novak also,Mt. Vernon, died Thursday in    *    *    *  was uninjured.    Elwood, Wis., where he had; Commerce reported that  Police said no shots were lived since 1963.    starts    on    new    houses    edged up-  fired during the chase.    :    Bom    Feb    21    1873    at    Polo     ward    in     September    by    0.4 per-  No weapon was discovered in;    *    *1*  the vehicle or on Lambroz. Po-    million units would be built over  lice said the youth allegedly told  Barnhlzer    Jan -     3 *  1906 -     Th «y    a year’s time.  near  Si!  Front Drive  • Kl a I  the women he had a weapon, but apparently did not display  it.  Lambroz, who had been confined to the state training school for boys at Eldora, was a walk  away from an Iowa City medi- j^ rS  cal facility where he had been  3, 1906.  farmed near Polo, 111. and Osage until 1946 when they moved to Mt. Vernon. Mr. Mcllnay was superintendent of the water works for a number of until his retirement  in  The figure is off by 55 percent from the industry’s peak activity of 2.509 million units in October 1972, however.  But there's so much more  in*74.  Subaru offers 12 mos. warranty with  Unlimited Mileage  For details call anytime for a recorded message.  363-8563  undergoing treatment.  Charge Against Woman Dismissed  A charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor against Audrey Huber, 4101 Sixteenth avenue SW, was dismissed on a motion of the state Thursday in magistrate’s court.  She was charged in connection with a Sept. 14 incident.  Held to Grand Jury On Breakin Charge  . Virginia Meyers, 167 Sixteenth avenue SW, was bound over to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing Monday in magistrate’s court on a charge of breaking and entering.  . She is charged in connection Arith the Sept. 22 breakin at the residence of Tom Losecli, 1638 Park Towne lane NE.  Woman Sentenced On Weapon Charge  Bertha Mae Sykes. 21, of 2271 C street SW, was given a suspended sentence in Linn district court Thursday for carrying a concealed weapon.  Judge Ansel Chapman sentenced her to five years in the  Man Charged with Indecent Behavior  Douglas R. Vogel, 27, of 849 Fifteenth street SE, was charged Thursday with indecent behavior and resisting an officer.  Vogel was arrested in the 1400  block of B avenue NE at 8 p.m. after police received a complaint that a man exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl who lives nearby.  When officers checked the neighborhood, they found Vogel behind a house at 1423 B avenue NE. He later allegedly jumped out of a squad car and ran from officers who attempted to question him.  Police said Vogel, who was not carrying any identification, gave them a false name when first questioned.  Vogel was taken to the county jail on $125 bond on each charge.  Jury Awards $30,000 in Damage Suit  He was a member of the United Methodist church, Odd Fellows lodge and a 50-year member of the Masons.  Surviving are three daugh-i ters, Mildred Johnson, Elmwood; Ruth Herbert, Austin. 1  Texas, and Mary Conklin, Cedar j Rapids: two grandchildren, one !  great-grandchild, and a sister. 1  Hattie Bellows, Polo.  Services at the Baxter chapel  ELKADER - A Clayton county jury, after a four-hour deliberation, has ruled Thursday-night a Guttenberg man is  c  .    .    „  OA  .....  entitled to $30,000 for injuries he ?!“ day aI  T P." 1 ' mo suffered in a May.    1971, acci-    Masons are asked to    meet at the   dent      J ’    ’    lodge hall at 1:30 to    attend ser-  Larry Moser    had    brought a    vices Masonic rites    will be by  $50,000 damage    suit    against the     M  r  ' ' e ™ n  'T     VlSI,a " on   estate of the late George Brown  af,cr 9:30 a m Sunda >' of Guttenberg for permanent in-  ROME  juries he claimed he suffered Suspension Reason: when Brown's car crashed into  Fo|/ore  j Q Rep0f , the rear of Moser s vehicle as |     r   he waited for a traffic signal on; Cedar Rapids Police Chief the north edge of Millville. Wallace N. LaPeters Friday Brown subsequently died of filed a reply to Officer Merle S.  Spicer’s appeal of his suspension.  Spicer was suspended for one day Sept. 23.   ——— .........;    in    his reply to the civil ser-  IBM Denial    I    vice    commission,    LaPeters said  NEW YORK (AP) — Interna-Spicer neglected and failed to tional Business Machines Corp. properly perform his duties (AP) — Explosions Friday denied reports it might Sept. 13 by failing to report a  unrelated causes, and the suit was brought against his son. John, Guttenberg, and a daughter, Rita Farmer, Des Moines.  Fiat Blasts  women’s reformatory at Rock-;and fire caused by bombs and be the target of a takeover bid burglary at 1126 Fifth street  well City, suspended the sentence, and placed her on probation to the Bureau of Adult Corrections.  She had pled guilty to having a .25 caliber automatic pistol in her car on July 12.  gasoline damaged five Rome in- by an Arab consortium stallations of Fiat, the car manufacturing firm, before dawn Friday.  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