Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 23, 1974, Page 8

Cedar Rapids Gazette

December 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Pee. 23, 1974 MARION Turner Moves to oc/c Buechele from County Post Noon Closing At City Hall Before Holiday City hall offices will close Tuesday noon for the Christmas holiday. All city offices will re-open Thursday at 8 am. The public library will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday and will re-open Thursday — the main library at IO a rn 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. it it A 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 turkey in the oven when grease ignited. Only minor smoke damage was reported ★ WW (lifts that keep on giving, diamond or watch from Ray’s Jewelry. — Adv. AAA Marion Barber Service closed after holidays, Dec. 20 and Jan 2 — Adv. WWW I^rge selection of diamonds and other pierced earrings at Ray’s Jewelry — Adv WWW I^irge selection of men’s and ladies’ rings at Ray’s Jewelry — Adv. WWW Give your loved one that deserving bonus A diamond from Ray’s Jewelry — Adv. WWW Farmers State Bank and First National Bank will close at 12 p m Christmas eve, Dec 24. — Merry Christmas to all!! — Adv. WWW l*ok to the Stars! Christmas shop the Want Ads. — Adv. WWW Ixirge selection of diamonds and other pierced earrings at Ray’s Jewelry — Adv. + WW* Give your loved one that deserving bonus. A diamond from Ray s Jewelry — Adv. WWW Odyssey game, Marion TV. 377*0471. - Adv WWW Gift that keeps on giving a diamond or watch from Ray’s Jewelry. — Adv, WWW Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Light Co. Merry Christmas to all — Adv WWW l^arge selection of men s and ladies’ rings at Ray’s Jewelry — Adv WWW Tonight is the final open night for Christmas shopping convenience in Marion stores. - Adv. Central City Rites For Irmo M. Patten CENTRAL (TTY - Irma M Patten, 87. widow of Charles “Roy” Patten and a lifelong Linn county resident, died Sunday in a Cedar Rapids hospital. She was born June 12, 1887, near Springville. She was married in 1818 to William C. Shafer, who died in 1919, and on Aug. 14. 1924, she was married to Mr Patten. Mrs Patten was a member of the United Methodist church and the Pythian Sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Elizabeth Couser and Mrs Billy Sawyer, both of Central (Tty; two stepsons, Rollo J. Patten of Viola and Floyd R Patten of Park Rapids, Mich.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, 29 step great-grandchildren, four step great-great-grandchildren. and one sister, Carne W ild of Viola Services ll am Tuesday at the United Methodist church. Friends may call at Murdoch chapel The casket will not be open after IO a rn. Tuesday. ON THIS DATE in 1902, the first of more than 1,100 prison ers captured in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba began arriving in Miami in an airlift that followed payment of ransom to the Castro government. Tuesday Rites For Richard L. Skilling Richard L. Skilling, 51, of 814 Ninth avenue, a resident of Marion since 1954. died Sunday in a Cedar Rapids hospital. He was born Aug 8, 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 University of Northern Iowa and served with the army in the Pacific during World war ll He was a railway mail clerk for many years and was with the Cedar Rapids post office from 1987 until retirement in 1974 He was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic church. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Scott, Cedar Rapids and Kirk. Marion; one daughter, Amy, at home; and two brothers, Edward, Algona. and Gerald. Marion. Services are 9 a rn. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic church Burial: Cedar Memorial park Friends may call at Murdoch’s where a rosary will be recited at 8 p m Monday. Memorial fund established. ♦ ★ ★ YMCA Yule Party Tuesday The annual YMCA Christmas party will be held Tuesday at the Marion branch from It) to 11:30 a m. Children, ages 5 through 12 years, are invited to attend. Guests may accompany a member. Guests also are invited to accompany members to the Y branch during the holiday season 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 to Y members until noon, also ♦ ¥ ¥ Sorg Pharmacy will close at 5 p.m. Christmas eve and will be closed Christmas day. Please call 377-1533 for courteous, prompt, emergency prescription service. — Adv. DES MOINES (AI*)— Atty. Gen. Richard Turner says he will move to keep Worth county Supervisor Arnold Buechele, removed from office by court order for alleged misconduct, 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 to be sworn in for his new term next week. Turner said Sunday he is relying on an 1899 Iowa supreme court ruling which said that “re-election does not condone 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 received when her car collided with a Milwaukee freight train proved fatal early Sunday to Janice Colleen Kester, 18, daughter of the Robert Hesters of New Albin Miss Kester died at 12:15 a m Sunday in Lutheran hospital, Lacrosse. Wis., about four hours after the accident at the north crossing in New Albin. Her car was thrown HH) feet after impact with the northbound train, reportedly traveling about SO miles per hour. The death was Allamakee county’s sixth traffic fatality of the year. A 1974 graduate of Hee high school at Lansing, Miss Kester was a student at Winona (Minn.) Technical institute Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, [/Louise, at home, and paternal and material grandmothers, Mrs. W E Stevens of New Albin and Mrs J R. Welsh of Oelwein. Services. Tuesday at ll a rn in St. Joseph’s Catholic church. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Monday at New Albin funeral chapel Burke-Thornburg funeral home of Lansing has charge of arrangements. oath, he will be served with notice asking temporary suspension while litigation continues," Turner said A removal action was brought against Buechele and two other Worth county supervisors about two years ago after a state audit report said they .had accepted gifts from contractors doing business with the 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 Bortz. The supreme court, ruling Wednesday on Turner’s appeal of that decision, held that Buechele and Dartz as well as Harmon should have been removed Bortz resigned shortly after Judge Blair’s ruling and currently is employed by the county. Hannah Sophia Skaar Dies; Rites Tuesday Hannah Sophia Skaar, 83, of 2455 Twenty-third avenue. died Sunday in a Cedar Rapids hospital. A Marion resident since 1971, Mrs. Skaar was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. She was born in Minnesota Aug 8. 1891 Surviving are a son, George Skaar, McLean, Va.; ll grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, George Hanson, and two sisters, (Justle Estes and Julia Groin, all of Battle Lake, Minn. Services: Tuesday at 10:30 am. Turner chapel East, by the Rev. Otto A. Zwanziger of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Burial Springville cemetery. Friends may call at Turner East until ll) a rn Tuesday. The casket will not be open following the service. Authentic Nativity UPI Telephoto 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 1984. The wurst floods in years swept northern California, Oregon and idaho as a tropical air mass from the Pacific came on the heels of a blizzard. DES MOINES (AP)- Creation of a governor’s economic advisory council was announced Monday by Gov. Robert Ray to help him and state agencies develop policies affecting operations and budgeting. The council follows the lines of the economic advisory council created by President Ford under his WIN program to combat inflation Ray named five Iowans, who will serve without pay, to the new panel. He appointed W Ronald Sa-graves, director <>f economic affairs for the office of planning and programming, as staff liaison for the group Appointed to the council for one-year terms were: Gear Futrell of Ames, Iowa Johnson of Des vice-president of Life Insurance of State university economics professor Marvin Pomerantz of Des Moines, president and general manager of the Great Plains Bag Co. (Jordon Moines, Farm Bureau Services. Mrs. Margaret Andersen Waterloo, stockbroker Joseph Swanson of Iowa Cit-y, University of Iowa economics professor. Ray told a news conference that the the council will be unstructured and informal, but it will have an impact on the budget message he is to deliver to the Iowa Legislature next month. The executive order creating the council said its func tions will include, but not be limited to: Making assessments of current economic trends in income, employment and production. Providing forecasts of economic activity for use in budgeting and planning. Determining economic impact of policy decisions of the Iowa legislature and congress and undertaking research projects requested by the governor It will also serve as a clearinghouse of research projects by academic and business communities. ON THIS DATE in 1948. former Premier Hideki Tojo of Japan and six other Japanese war leaders were executed in Tokyo. Two Injured In Plane Crash GRAF (AP)—Two persons were injured Sunday in the crash of a light plane near nere as it was taking off for a trip to Lancaster, Wis. The pilot. Jim Steffens, 28, was listed in serious condition at a Dubuque hospital. One of his two passengers, Darren Fritz, 9, was reported in satisfactory condition The other passenger, Bill Fritz of Epworth. apparently escaped injury. Authorities said the crash occurred as Steffens was taking off the the Nicholas Steffens farm The plane overturned on its side The injured were taken to the hospital by the Epworth rescue unit. 1974 DECEMBER 1974 SIN. MON. TUES. WEI). THURS. FRI. Selection SAT. \ still when you need Shop Tuesday 9:30 to .» Slumped? (.ive an Armstrong (Jill Certificate! ;

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