Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 13, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

December 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar KapliU Ciazettc: I ri.. Dri'cmbrr 13. 1971 Pickets Are Limited At Roosevelt Hotel The owners of the Roosevelt until a full hearing can be held hotel have obtained a court order authorizing a temporary on the matter. The injunction also bars the (Continued from Page 1.) at least 20 percent, led by 41 percent in Southeast Iowa and 37 percent in North Central Iowa. Land values in The Ga- zette circulation area increased only 29 percent in Northeast I injunction barring more than defendants from other activi- ties, such as "obstructing, stop- ping or interfering with 01 threatening persons of the gen- eral public or employes of plain- tiff entering or leaving plain- three persons from picketing at each entrance to the hotel and its parking ramp. The injunction was to become effective on posting of bond, according to an order is- sued by Linn District Judge Clinton Shaeffer Friday. First Avenue Co., owner of the hotel, alleged in a petition seeking the injunction that per- sons from several labor organi- zations had posed a threat to persons seeking to enter the hotel by massing in groups of from 25 lo 150 on several oc- casions. Defendants Named as defendants are local 497 of the Hotel and Res- taurant Employes and Bartend- ers union, local 1362 of the In- ternational Brotherhood of Elec- trical Workers, the Hawkeye Labor Council and certain indi- viduals and agents of these or- ganizations. The petition alleges that the representatives of local 497 have been negotiating with the hotel for a labor agreement, but that no agreement has been entered into. The hotel contends the defend- ants have engaged in numerous acts of intimidation, coercion, threats of violence, violence and acts resulting in damage to property. Three Dates petition alleges large numbers of pickets were present at the hotel on Oct. 24 and 26 and Dec. 7. Damage was done to a vehicle at the ramp en- trance, according to the suit, and on Oct. 26 a customer at- tempting to enter the hotel was physically assaulted. The company contends the acts constitute a conspiracy to force the hotel lo comply with labor demands and that such action is contrary to state stat- ute. It says the actions seriously and imminently endanger public health, safety and peace. The company sought to have the number of pickets limited to two at each entrance. "Harassment" The judge found that uncon- tradicted evidence showed that on several occasions there has been "definite, apparently un- warranted harassment, threats and abuse of plaintiff's em- ployes, patrons, customers and the general public" and that this was sufficient to warrant a temporary injunction from fur- ther behavior of that nature tiff's premises attacking, assaulting, threatening any of plaintiff's officers, agents or employes." Three on Trial Three persons are on trial in reasons for this year's large increase in land values, 45 per- cent of the real estate men named high prices for crops. Another 37 percent credited expansion as a reason for boom- ing land values. Non-farm vestors are also acquiring land as an investment, the brokers Iowa and 26 percent in Central Iowa. High grade land in East Ccn- East'reported, particularly as a hedge against inflation. The following table lists the tral Iowa sold for an average of average value of farmland for an acre last year while countics in The Gazette circula- similar land in Northeast area as compared with a averaged Medium grade land averaged in Northeast Iowa and in East Central Iowa. Low grade land averaged in Northeast Iowa and in East Central Iowa. Southeast Iowa showed the largest increase in land values, posting a 41 percent gain over jyear ago. I Allamakec Bcnton 1974 1973 Increase 418 906 322 96 701 205 Black Hawk ....1029 778 251 Linn county magistrate's court jast year High grade farmland before C. F. Shimanek of Mon- ticello on charges of assault and battery and resisting an officer in connection with a disturbance at the Roosevelt hotel. was reportedly selling for medium grade land for and low grade Effects of Drouth The smallest Carson Borseth is charged curred in the with assault and battery and Southwest Iowa, where land val- resisting an officer; Douglas ucs increased only 16 percent. Heiden is charged wth assault and battery and Robert Moenk is charged with resisting an of- ficer. The trials, which began Thursday, are expected to run into next week. (Continued from Page 1.) approaches the two countries take toward East-West detente. There has been some problem over this because of originally different interpretations of the communique issued after the two Soviet summits with the U.S. and France. It is "totally untrue" that he is pessimistic about getting an Arab-Israeli settlement. He said in response to a question that 'there is no American army being trained to take over Arab oil fields." He also said the American effort to promote a settlement has not been delayed pending a visit to Cairo later Ihis month by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. A big East-West summit to end the European security con- Terence in Geneva depends on Ihe progress made at the lower level second stage of talks now under way. "If results justify it we are prepared to go to a sum- he said. Even though Kissinger spent hours dealing with NATO and his news conference Friday morning, his main task was promotion of his effort to start a Cyprus settlement procedure. He arranged to meet wl Greek Foreign Minister Dimitri Bitsios and Turkish Foreign Minister Mchil Esenbel before returning to Washington in mid- afternoon. This year's statewide 31 per- cent jump in the value of all of land comes on the leels of a 32 percent rise in, Washington 1973. Winneshiek The two consecutive years of ncreases have pushed average and values in 16 of Iowa's 99 counties above an acre. year no county was above the mark. No counties in The Gazette circulation area are in this elite group, but two bordering coun- :ies are. Black Hawk county land has averaged an Iowa Jackson Johnson increase oc-j Jones drouth-ridden Keokuk Buchanan Cedar Clayton Clinton Delaware Dubuque Fayette 578 590 533 527 464 686 545 474 Linn Louisa Poweshiek Scott Tama 783 614 880 703 478 368 845 675 737 753 692 703 591 917 695 632 954 748 206 780 584 196 727 545 182 ..1121 895 226 824 637 187 822 616 206 522 402 120 Death Penalty For Boy, 15 FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) A 15-year-old boy convicted as an adult in the first-degree murder of a 12-year-old girl faces execution by electrocution. T h c death sentence for George Vasil was recommended Thursday by a jury. Judge Wal- lace Sample accepted the rec- ommendation. Vasil was accused of the Sept. H strangulation of Pamela Vas- sal'. An observer said he dis- played no emotions as the sen- tence was read. The jury returned the guilty verdict Wednesday after delib- erating for 35 minutes. Under Florida law, a convict- ing jury in a capital crime case can recommend1 either cxecu- ion or life imprisonment. The judge does not have to abide by She recommendation. College Expansion DES MOINES (AP) The state board of public instruction has approved the purchase of land at Dubuque and Keokuk for two community college ex- pansions. The board Thursday approved purchase of 95 acres for the Dubuque campus site of Northeast Iowa vocational-tech- farmland transactions. Non-Farm Investors Asked by the survey to cite proved the purchase of 18.5 'acres in Keokuk for to !be used by Southeastern Com- 'munity college. .Since WHO 'Cedar Rttpids Fine Jeweler Downtown, 225 Second Avenue, with Omega Rolex Watches (Continued from Pago 1.) can't remember" when asked if he is enrolled in n political party. added that ho was certain he had been 'registered to vote in the 1940s but could not recall in which party. A Chicago native, he has been associated with the university with few interruptions since he became an undergraduate stu- dent there during the depres- sion. He became its eighth pres- ident in 1968 after serving as provost for six years, law school dean and law school faculty member. He left briefly in the 1930s to earn a doctorate at Yale and took a five-year leave during World war II to work at the jus- tice department, most of the time as a top assistant in the anti-trust division. W. H. Brugman Dies, Resident of Walker WALKKR William Uenry Brugman, 85, a retired farmer and a resident of Walker 38 years, died Thursday in a Vin- ton hospital. Born May 19, 1889, at (Ireen Island, he was married Oct. 30, 1912, to Jessie Marie Ralston at Maquokota. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harry Bauer, Holstein, and Mrs. August Goettsch, W li i 11 i e r, Calif., and two brothers. Henry, Santa Clara, Calif., and Jack Brugman. Des Moines. Services: p.m. Monday at the Murdoch funeral home in Walker where friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday. Solve your buying, renting, selling or locating problems fast with a want ad. FLAVORED VODKA 'JOINS THE ORIGINAL KARLOF 90 3D- YEARS AGO Rep. Vin- son (D-Ga.) proposed a bill to increase the President's salary from to yearly. EPC Suggests Legislators Use Transit System DES M01NKS (DPI) -Energy Policy Council members sug- gested Thursday that Iowa leg- islators consider using the Des Moines Metro Transit System beginning next month as a way of conserving energy. Iowa Commerce Commission Chairman Maurice Van Nos- trand said lawmakers living in the downtown loop area could use the bus system lo take the short ride to the capital instead of driving their own cars and using gasoline. "They could ride the bus for 25 cents, which is a lot cheaper (than it costs to start their car levery he said. Members agreed that they could send letters to all ISO legislators urging them to use the bus system. Korlof flavored vodkaj, 70 proof. Regular, 90 proof. 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