Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 12, 1974, Page 5

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November 12, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa nhos, F avenue NW; EilL'nnr ?1fi7 Emergency Power Extension Rule C.R.Man's Death a Suicide The shooting death Monday of David 13. Lancaster, 49, of n avenue NE, lias been ruled a suicide by the Johnson county medical examiner's of- fice. Lancaster died of a head wound shortly after p.m. Monday at University hospitals, Iowa City, after he shot himself with a .38 caliber pistol in an upstairs bedroom at his resi- dence. Police said Lancaster went to the bedroom after an ar- gument with a daughter. Fami- ly members reported hearing a gunshot at p.m. Lancaster was taken to St. Luke's hospital and transferred to University hospitals. The Linn county medical ex- aminer's office did not inves- tigate the incident because Lan- caster died in Johnson county.; Lancaster was a 17-year cm- of International Harvester !o. He was born in Marshall- town Sept. 21, 1925. He was married to Doris Rice Sept. 21, 1947, in West Burlington. A service veteran navy dur- ing World war -II, he had been a resident of Cedar Rapids 24 years. Mr. Lancaster had been a member of First Christian church. Surviving in addition Io his wife are two daughters, Diane and Debra, and a son, Daniel, all at home, and a sister, Mrs. Harlan Wolfe, Cedar Rapids. ..Services: Turner chapel east at p.m. Thursday. Burial: Linwood cemetery, where grave- side services will be conduct- ed by Hanford American Legion post. Friends may register at I Turner east. Mrs. David Durr Doris Durr, 55, of 3'iKi Susan drive NW, wife of David Durr, died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Monday following a long illness. Born In Iowa county, Jan. 4, 1919, she lived in the Marengo and Williamsburg areas before moving to Cedar Rapids in 1940. She was married Sept. li, 1939, in Marengo. Mrs. Durr had been employed at Martin Marietta Corp. for 12 years. Surviving in 'addition to her husband are a daughter, Sharon Kay Minder, Kearney, Mo.; three grandsons; three sisters, Mrs. Mervin Bigbec, Ladora; Mrs. J. C. Bcranck, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Francis McGurk, Cedar Rapids, and a brother, Donald Langlas, Williamsburg. Services: Turner chapel west Thursday at a.m. by the Rev. Glenn W. McMichael. Burial: Genoa Bluffs, south of Ladora. Friends may call at Turner west until 10 a.m. Thurs- day. The casket will not be open after the service. The family suggests, friends may, if .they wish, make a contribution to the cancer fund. Kclnn, all uf Cedar Rapids. Nancy Noui-.il, and Thomas Ferry road NE; cacli fined Dorff, both of Marion. Marcia and costs. Allen, Cedar Hapids, and Ran- "Driver's license violation __ clall Olson, Ccnlcr Point. San- .lol'f Hennessey, Firsi avcluic rira Sandstoc, Marion, and and Thirty-first street, Marlon-; Gene Talon, Cedar Rapids, fined 515 and costs-. Dennis Shirley Coppcss and Jim McVn.v, 1000 Eighth street NW: Stcwarl, both of Toddvillc. Jo tic Suddci-bm-fi, 2433 'De- artistry FLORIST Town and Country Shopping Center 364-2146 j Pi INOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Tho national assembly voted Tuesday to extend Pres- ident Nol's emergency powers for another six monlhs, government sources said. (Continued from Page 1.) and members of the U. N. sec- retariat. The security precautions were the most stringent at the U. N. since the appearance there in I960 of Nikila Khrushchev, Fidel Castro and other world leaders. Israeli Troops Stage Raid on Lebanese Village TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli troops struck 100 yards across the border into Lebanon early Tuesday, blew up a Blouse al- legedly used by Arab teirorisls and took Ihrec Lebanese prison- ers, the Israeli military com- mand announced. A command spokesman said the Israeli troops encountered no resistance in the ground raid on Dahira, a tiny Arab village just inside Lebanon about five miles from (lie Mediterranean coast. The troops ordered occupants to leave the house, blew it up and then returned to Israel with three villagers "suspected of collaborating with a spokesman said. The prisoners ivere held for questioning. i No Arab or Israeli casualties ivere reported, and there was no shooting, an Israeli spokesman aid. In Beirut, Palestinian guerillas charged that Israel planned to .vage "limited war" in teouth Lebanon this week in an attempt ,o divert attention from the Pal- estine debate in the U. N. Gen- eral Assembly. But Israel of- ficials believed the guerillas ivere p 1 a n n i n g an operation against Israeli targets to coin- cide with Ihe debate. Woman Injured in Two-Car Accident Vivionne L. Bcrru, 30, of 1642 Eighteenth street NW, suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a two-car accident. Mrs. Berru was treated at Mercy hospital for abrasions to icr left eye and a kneo and released. Police said Mrs. Bcrru was in- jured at a.m. Tuesday when ithe car she was driving and a car driven by Mary Ann Wooff, 49, of 424 Maybcrry drive NW, collided at the intersection of Edgcwood road and E avenue NW. Mrs. Wooff was charged with Failure to yield the right of way at a slop sign.' DEATHS Leslie H. Doering Leslie Henry Doering, 76, a retired farmer and a resident of the Orchard trailer court, Mt. Vernon road SE, died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Monday follow- ing a brief illness. He was born July 18, 1899, at Caledonia, Minn. Surviving are two sons, Or- ville J., with whom he faiade his home, and Roger L-, both of Cedar Rapids, -and three daugh- ters, Mrs. Vernon Bjorngaard, Wanamirigo, Minn.; Mrs. Glenn Ford, Preston, and Betty Doer- ing of Huntinglon Park, Calif. Services: Thouwald funeral home in Preston, Minn. Local arrangements were handled by Turner cast. Memorial Services Toms, Nola M. 10 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception church by the Rev. Joseph M. Mollner. Hosary: p.m. Tuesday in Beatly- Bcurle chapel where friends may call. Burial: Cedar Memo- rial. Potts, LaVauglm Raymond Wednesday at 3 at Turner chapel cast by the Ecv. Floyd Conroy of Knox Presbyterian church. Military graveside ser- vices will be conducted' by Hanford Post of the American Legion 'at Oak Hill cemetery.. Armistice Day Is Patriotism Revival: Silliman Armistice day "is a day that was set, aside for a revival of B. D. Silliman, Cedar Rapids lawyer, told 93 Linn county World war I bud- dies at Hanford post, American Legion club rooms Monday night. It is a day, Silliman said, "when people can renew their loyalty and can take from the memories of sacrifices made in time of war fresh inspiration for the tasks of peace. "It is a day when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it; to recall what our country has done for each of us and Io determine what we can do for our country." Fifty-six years ago, Silliman recalled, "we were approaching the end of a great war. How grateful we should be that we are able to enjoy this fellowship here tonight and that 56 years after the Armistice we can meet as comrades and friends." Silliman took note that there are approximately 200 living veterans of World war I in Cedar Rapids and that most belong to the World war I Old Timers group. It is associated with Hanford post which, he said, is the tenth largest Legion post in the nation. "Our purpose here he said, "is to express our resp- ect and admiration of those vet- erans of World war I who have departed this life since our last reunion one year ago." He listed those who had died since the 1973 meeting as: Ralph Adamson, Ralph An- drews, James Bell, -Ralph Culler, Ed Fay, Henry Gieger, Marshall Harmon, Dr. A. N. Humiston, James Mitchell, Adolph Mitvalsky, Leo Sed- lacek, Otto Schlutcr, Golden Wear, Arthur Werner, Lester Stastny and Ed Hidden Italians Force 26 Americans Out Of Dormitories PADUA, Italy (AP) Leftists have forced 26 American stu- dents r- 24 women and two men out of dormitories at Padua university and made them move to hotels, police said Tuesday. University officials blamed Marxist splinter groups and ac- cused then; of Nazi-style dis- crimination against Americans. In Rome Education Minister Franco Maria Malfatti ordered a "rigorous" investigation. But the Americans, all from the University of California, said many officials and press reports had exaggerated (lie matter. They insisted they were caught by chance in a conflict oetween the students and the university over housing. "Nothing that we have seen fias to do with Kissinger or anti- Joshua Gidding, 20, of Los Angeles said. "It is all linked Io a specific student housing problem here." He said most of the Califor- agreed with the Italian ludenls and "we rather coo- perated." A student committee of agita- tion decided the Americans could afford more expensive ac- commodation and issued an "ul- timatum" ordering them to pack up and leave in 10 minutes. T h e Americans came to Padua under a contract requir- ing the university to provide ac- commodation. The university put them up in flic dormitories where Italians are admitted only on basis of grades and :here are six applicants for each room. For 61 years flowers for all John E. Lapes V 308 3rd Avc. SE 365-0511 Convenient downtown location Rules Against Ban on Busing Anti-War Vets Denied Spot in Holiday March LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Two dozen members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War brought up the rear of the annu- al Veteran's day parade in Long Beach behind two street sweepers and a garbage truck. The veterans were denied a permit to participate in the large parade Monday, attended by Maj. Gen. La Vern Weber, chief of the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D. C. More than CO units were allowed to march in the parade. Fred Ncssler, parade director, explained his refusal to allow the anti-war veterans to inarch with the rest of the parade: "They wear dirty uniforms, they don't have a government charter, and they carry dirty signs. Tlic veterans' groups won't stand for it." However, few of the anti-war veterans behind Ihe street cleaners wore uniforms and those who did wore clean ones. Their signs read "Universal, Unconditional Amnesty Now" and "Black, Raza, Asian, White, All People Must Unite." Sees Soviet Oil Production Rise MOSCOW (AP) Soviet Oil Minister Valentin Shashin says the Soviet Union expects to ex- tract 490 million tons of oil next year and will meet fully the country's needs, Tass news agency reported Tuesday. The projection is 40 million Ions more than the estimate for this year and 70 million more than the volume produced in Shashin discussed Soviet oil production in a meeting with Sen. Mondale The minister claimed the Soviet Union now ranked first in the world in oil production. Many Perish in Sinking of Ferry DACCA, Bangladesh (AP) A ferry capsized and sank Mon- jday in a river 12 miles from I Dacca wilh a lioavy loss of life. The ferry was believed carry- BOSTON (UP11 The Mas-ling at least SCO passengers, sachusetts supreme court survivors said more than The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Tucs., November 12, 1874 3 Federal Jury May Hear Police Truth Question By Staff Writers The question of who is lying and who is telling the truth in 'he nearly two-year-old Cedar Rapids police department con- troversy may also be put before a federal grand jury. That is what the U.S. attor- ney's office sees as the heart of the issue not only for the entire embroilment but whether or not federal stautes on eavesdrop- ping were violated. Robert Sikma, assistant U.S. attorney for the northern dis- trict of Iowa, said Tuesday it is not a violation for a law en- forcement agency to have ea- vesdropping systems, hut rather "The question -is whether they misused it or not." Sworn Testimony Sworn tcslimony given before Linn county Ally. William Faches last year by several police officers, some of whom have since been indicted for perjury and conspiracy, told how they listened to conversa- tions between persons unaware they were being bugged. Sikma said federal law pro- hibits such eavesdropping on icrsons without their knowledge or consent. There Is no violation if one party, such as a law en- forcement offici. 1 or informer who is involved, gives his con- sent. So, Sikma said, the matter boils down to whether or not the law was violated and who caused it to be violated the officers who claim they listened to the the private conversations or their superiors if they or- dered the officers to listen to any conversations. Sikma's superior, U.S. Ally. Evan Hultman, in expanding his investigation of the eavesdrop- ping matter, said a major prob- lem involves Faches' granting of immunity to those police of- ficers who gave the sworn testi- mony about eavesdropping. Federal policy, he said, is to respect such immunity. As a result, it any prosecution results from any violations that may be found it will have to be against police department command personnel. Sikma said his boss, Hultman, has not been ordered by the U.S. justice department to "gci on" the Cedar Rapids police case. "As far as I know the only criticism we have received (re- garding the police matter) has been in a Des Moines Rcgislei editorial." No SecrcM It is no secret that both eaves- dropping devices and a tradi- tional intercom type communi- cations system have been, and still are, in use at police depart- ment headquarters. The Ga- zette talked to a number of sources Tuesday who said parts of the communications and ea- vesdropping systems have been used "for the last 40 years." Wallace LaPofrs, current chief of police who came on duty after the police department controversy began to unfold, said the system is "still being cidc whether that is the truth or if testimony given to Faches Is the truth. One source claimed that shortly after Faches began his investigation that Linn Sheriff Walter Grant put a bugging sys- tem f his own in the Linn jail. "It was pictured on TV." A state grand jury, under the supervision of Special Prosecu- tor Garry Woodward, an assis- tant to Iowa ?tty. Gen. Richard Turner, indicted five policemen and a former detective (Safety Commissioner James Stein- but rejected Faches' re- port conceding the alleged ea- vesdropping violations. Grand Jury Opinion While there apparently is no violation4 of slate laws unless eavesdropping mechanisms are attached to telephones, Sikma noted that the stale grand jury commended former Chief of Po- lice George Matias, and the po- lice department as a whole. "The grand jury wouldn't have come out in their report saying these people out- standing police officers if there was a question about the federal law being Sikma told The Gazette. Sikma said the stale grand jury heard many inconsistencies in testimony "and chose to be- lieve ome side and reject (the story of) the other. "Affects Decision" "Whether they (grand jury members) were right or wrong I don't know, but it certainly af- fects our decision whether or no! to become embroiled. Sikma said he and Hultman visited with Faches last week. The whole thing was reviewed. his (Faches') opinion there were some eavesdropping viola- ions. He indicated those indict- ed were the 'white-hats'." Sikma said the testimony of officers who said they listened ,o parties unaware of their ea- "one of the more critical things to be examined." Elaborate System Faches' report said there had been an "elaborate system of electronic surveillance" at the police department. "Our evidence is said Faches' report, "that many c nversations of many accused persons who are being held in custody have been listened to for various reasons one such case being a "conversation between Joseph Brandt and his attorney. The Brandt case is the only one specifiefl in the Faches re- port. The report did not give a :lalc o? the alleged violation. Tho federal statute limita- tions on criminal matters is five years. Tuesday I hat a legislative attempt Io modify the racial imbalance law to exclude forced busing K unconstitutional. 200 inside the boat trapped. A fireman who was on deck put Ihe figure at more than 100. used for investigative pur- poses." Examples He cited a situation where a police officer may be interrogat- ing an individual, or where per- haps an informer has agreed to allow his converatiotns with a person in jail to be bugged. An official of Communications Engineering Co. said the firm most recently installed "inter- com equipment" when the po- lice department building was remodeled and the detective bureau moved to the second floor Ihree or four years ago. In addition to the intercom, sources said the other eaves- dropping system was located in the "sound room" next to the polygraph examiner's office on the second flocr police station near the jail area- All of the sources, however, emphatically claimed they knew of no instances where officers were ordered Io listen to attor- ney-client conversations "There has been no secret about Ihe system." said one source, "but it never, ever to my knowledge, was ordered to used illegally. If it was done, I'm sure they did it on l.hoirj own." liencc, should lliillman's in-j proceed that far, a I federal jury would have to vcsdropping certainly be Police Probie More Damage at Harrison School Police returned Monday for he second time in two days to larrison school, 1310 Eleventh street NW, to investigate van- dalism incidents. The first report was made Sunday night when officals dis- covered a window, two outside imed lights and several other outside lights were broken. Damage was estimated at Police discovered a cafeteria vindow broken Monday morn- ng. Further checking deter- mined vandals entered through .he cafeteria window and ran- iacked several offices. Nothing vas reported taken in the latest ncidcnt, school officals said. "Elif (Icdtvf 'SttpuU Qhtjfffc Co. and published dolly and Sunday at 500 Third avc. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Second class ooslage paid at Cedar Ranids, Iowa. Subscription rotes by carrier 95 cents a. week. 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