Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 23, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

December 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Dec. 23, 1974 MARION Turner Moves to Block Buechele from County Post Noon Closing At City Hall Before Holiday City hall offices will close Tuesday noon for the Christ- mas holiday. All city offices will re-open Thursday at 8 a.m. The public library will be closed Tuesday and Wednes- will re-open Thursday the main library at 10 a.m. and the children's room at noon. Garbage and refuse pickup will run one day late after Wednesday: The Wednesday schedule will be collected Thursday and the Friday schedule on Saturday. Fire Call Marion firemen were called Sunday to the home of Mrs. Robert Smith, 1420 Eighth street, for a minor kitchen blaze. Firemen said Mrs. Smith was cooking a tur- key in (he oven when grease ignited. Only minor smoke damage was reported. Gifts that keep on giving, diamond or watch from Ray's Jewelry. Adv. Marion Barber Service closed after holidays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Adv. Large selection of diamonds and other pierced earrings at Ray's Jewelry. Adv. Large selection of men's and ladies' rings at Ray's Jewelry. -Adv. Give your loved one that deserving bonus. A diamond from Ray's Jewelry. Adv. Farmers State Bank and First National Bank will close at 12 p.m. Christmas eve, Dec. 24. Merry Christmas to Adv. Look lo the Stars! Christmas shop the Want Ads. Adv. Large selection of diamonds and other pierced earrings at Ray's Jewelry. Adv. Give your loved one that deserving bonus. A diamond from Ray's Jewelry. Adv. Odyssey game, Marion TV. 377-0471. Adv. Gift that keeps on giving a diamond or watch from Ray's Jewelry. Adv. Closed Tuesday and Wednes- day. Light Co. Merry Christ- mas to all. Adv. Large selection of men's and ladies' rings at Ray's Jewelry. -Adv. Tonight is the final open night for Christmas shopping convenience in Marion stores. Adv. Central City Rites For Irma M. Patten CENTRAL CITY Irma M. Patten, 87, widow of Charles "Roy" Patten and a lifelong Linn county resident, died Sunday in a Cedar Rapids hos- pital. She was born June 12, 1887, near Springville. She was married in to William C. Shafer, who died in 1919, and on Aug. 14, 1924, she was mar- ried to Mr. Patten. Mrs. Patten was a member of the United Methodist church and the Pythian Sis- ters. Surviving arc two (laugh- ters, Mrs. Elizabeth Couser and Mrs. Billy Sawyer, both of Central City, two stepsons, Rollu J. Patten of Viola and Floyd R. Patten of Park Rap- ids, Mich.; three grandchil- dren, twn great-grandchil- dren, seven step grandchil- dren, 29 step great-grandchil- dren, four step great-great- grandchildren, and one sister, Carrie Wild of Viola. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist church. Friends may call at Murdoch chapel. The casket will not be open after 10 a.m. Tuesday. ON THIS DATE in 1962, the first of more than prison- ers captured in the Bay of I'igs invasion of Cuba began arriving in Miami in an airlift that followed payment of ran- som lo the Castro government. Tuesday Rites For Richard L. Stalling Richard L. Skilling, 51, of 814 Ninth avenue, a resident of Marion since 1954, died Sun- day in a Cedar Rapids hospi- tal. He was born Aug. 6. 1923, at Algona. On April 13, 1950, at Algona. he was married to Marilyn Wilhelmi. Mr. Skilling was a graduate of Algona high school, attended the Universi- ty of Northern Iowa and served with the army in the Pacific during World war II. He was a railway mail clerk for many years and was with the Cedar Rapids post office from 1967 until retirement in 1974. He was a member of SI Joseph's Catholic church. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Scott, Ce- dar Rapids and Kirk, Marion; one daughter, Amy, at home: and two brothers, Edward, Al- gona, and Gerald, Marion. Services are 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic church. Burial: Cedar Memo- rial park. Friends may call at Murdoch's where a rosary will lie recited at 8 p.m. Monday. Memorial fund established. YMCA Yule Party Tuesday The annual YMCA Christ- mas parly will be held Tues- day at the Marion branch from 10 to a.m. Children, ages 5 through 12 years, are invited lo attend. Guests may accompany a member. Guests also are invited lo accompany members to the Y branch during the holiday sea- son for all activities. The pool will be open for the Christmas party. The YMCA will close at noon and remain closed until Thursday morning. Adult open gym is available lo Y members until noon, al- so. Sorg Pharmacy will close at 5 p.m. Christmas eve and will be closed Christmas day. Please call 377-1533 for cour- teous, prompt, emergency prescription service. Adv. DBS MOINES Ally. Gen. Richard Turner says he will move lo keep Worth coun- ty Supervisor Arnold Bue- chele, removed from office by court order for alleged mis- conduct, from reassuming the office. The Iowa supreme court Wednesday ordered Buechele removed for his present term. He was re-elected to the board of supervisors in November, however, and is scheduled lo be sworn in for his new term next week. Turner said Sunday he is relying on an 1899 Iowa su- preme court ruling which said that "re-election does not con- done the offense" for grounds to prevent Buechele from serving another term. "As soon as he receives the Janice C. Kester Dies After Crash NEW ALBIN Injuries re- ceived when her car collided with a Milwaukee freight train proved fatal early Sunday to Janice Colleen Kester, 18, daughter of the Robert Kes- ters of New Albin. Miss Kester died at a.m. Sunday in Lutheran hos- pital, LaCrosse, Wis., about tour hours after the accident at (he north crossing in New Albin. Her car was thrown 100 feet after impact with the northbound train, reportedly traveling about 30 miles per hour. The death was Allamakce county's sixlh traffic fattility of the year. A 1974 graduate of Kec high school at Lansing, Miss Kester was a student at Winona (Minn.) Technical institute. Surviving in addition lo her parents arc a sister, L'Louisc, at home, and paternal and material grandmothers, Mrs. W.E. Stevens of New Albin and Mrs. J.R. Welsh of Oel- wein. Services: Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church. Rosary at p.m. Monday at New Albin funeral chapel. Burke-Thornburg fu- neral home of Lansing has charge of arrangements. oath, he will be served with notice asking temporary sus- pension while litigation contin- ues." Turner said. A removal action was brought against Buechele and two other Worth county super- visors about two years ago aft- er a state audit report said they Jiad accepted gifts from contractors doing business with Ihe county and collected inflated mileage claims. Judge Blair Wood at that time directed Supervisor Boyd Harmon removed from office, but took no action against Buechele and Supervisor Harvey Bartx. The supreme court, ruling Wednesday on Turner's ap- peal of that decision, held that Buechele and Bartz as well as Harmon should have been re- moved. resigned shortly after Judge Blair's ruling and cur- rrently is employed by the countv. Hannah Sophia Skaar Dies; Rites Tuesday Hannah Sophia Skaar, 83, of 2455 Twenty-third avenue, died Sunday in a Cedar Rap- ids hospital. A Marion resi- dent since 1971. Mrs. Skaar was a member of the Luther- an Church of the Resurrec- tion. She was born in Minneso- ta Aug. 6, 1891. Surviving are a son, George Skaar, McLean, Va.; 11 grand- children; eight great-grand- children; a brother, George Hanson, and two sisters, Gust- ie Estes and Julia Croin, all of Battle Lake, Minn. Services: Tuesday at a.m., Turner chape! East, by the Rev. Otto A. Zwanziger of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Burial: Spring- ville cemetery. Friends may call at Turner East until a.m. Tuesday. The casket will not be open following the serv- ice. Authentic Nativity UPI Tolcphoto School children viewed this reconstruction of the Nativity scene at the Des Moines Children's zoo Saturday. Zoo director Robert Elgin (left rear) and members of his family and zoo employes staged the Nativity with a camel, several burros, a lion and an eagle on the cross. Elgin said the lion and eagle were "authentic" parts of the nativity because both animals were used in early civilization by the three wisemen (right rear) who were avid hunters and falconers. Ray Creates Economic Council ON THIS DATE in 19H4, The worst floods in years swept northern California. Oregon and Idaho as a tropical air mass from (he Pacific came on the heels of a hlixxard. DES MOINES Crea- tion of a governor's economic advisory council was an- nounced Monday by Gov. Rob- ert Ray to help him and state agencies develop policies af- fecting operations and budget- ing. The council follows the lines of the economic advisory council created by President Ford under his WIN program to combat inflation. Ray named five lowans, who will serve without pay, to the new panel. He appointed W. Ronald Sa- graves, director of economic affairs for the office of plan- ning and programming, as staff liaison for the group. Appointed lo the council for one-year terms were: Gene Fulrcll of Ames, Iowa State university economics professor. Marvin Pomerantz of Des Moines, president and general manager of the Great Plains Bag Co. Gordon Johnson of Des Moines, vice-president of Farm Bureau Life Insurance Services. Mrs. Margaret Andersen of Waterloo, stockbroker. Joseph Swanson of Iowa Cit- s', University of Iowa econom- ics professor. Ray told a news conference that the the council will be un- structured and informal, but it will have an impact on the budget message he is to deliv- er to the Iowa Legislature next month. The executive order creat- ing the council said its func- tions will include, but not be limited to: Making assessments of cur- rent economic trends in in- come, employment and pro- duction Providing forecasts of eco- nomic activity for use in budg- eting and planning. Determining economic im- pact of policy decisions of the Iowa legislature and congress and undertaking research pro- jects requested by the gover- nor. It will also serve as a clear- inghouse of research projects by academic and business communities. ON THIS DATE in 1948. for- mer Premier Ilideki Tojo of Japan and six other Japanese- war leaders were executed in Tokvo. Two Injured In Plane Crash GRAF persons were injured Sunday in the crash of a light plane near nere as it was taking off for a trip lo Lancaster, Wis. The pilot, Jim Sleffens, 2ti. was listed in serious condition at a Dubuque hospital. One of his Iwo passengers, Darren Fritz, 9, was reported in salis- faclory condition. The other passenger, Bill Fritz of Ep- worth, apparently escaped in- jury. Authorities said the crash occurred as Sleffens was tak- ing off (he Ihe Nicholas Stef- fens farm. The plane over- turned on its side. The injured were taken lo the hospital by the Kpworth rescue unit. DECEMBER 8 15 22 29 Selection: 14 still has it 23 twhen you need it! f 30 31 27 21 Shop Tuesday lo 5 Stumped? an Armstrong Gift Certificate! ;