Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 27, 1974, Page 5

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December 27, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Man Charged In Slaying Of Mother, 4 Children MAHTINSV1LLE, Va. aminer said she had been stran- ge charges of murder and one f rape were filed against a 34- year-old laborer Friday in the "cold-blooded execution" of four children and the strangulation of llieir mother. Sheriff C. P. Witt said the charges were placed against Eddie "Shanghai" Thomas, who questioning and from upper California changing to snow in the mountain i The Weather Hlqh temperatures Thursday, low I peratures cvernlghl and inches of donation: Anchorage M M M Atlanta ....51 43 Bismarck .35 D Chicagi Phoenix .54 34 .01 M-MlssIng. Extended Forecast Clear to cloudy Sunday through Tuesday. Lows in upper teens and 20s and highs Sunday in mid 30s to low 40s dropping to mid 20s Monday and Tuesday. l: C. R. Weather J: High Thursday ...............40 t Low overnight ...............30 Noon Friday .................34 -_ 2p.m.........................33 Precipitation ...........Trace 5 Total for December ........0.71 Normal for December......1.43 C Normal through (Dec......33.18 Total for 1974 ..............40.03 Barometer, falling ........30.10 Humidity at noon..........92% Wind direction and velocity at 2 p.m. SSW at 8 mph. Sun rises Saturday, sun sets, Year Ago Today High, 32; low, 25; rainfall, none. Degree Days Thursday ..................40 Total to Through Dec. 26, 1973 Percent normal year ..38.7 Total normal Traveler's Forecast Saturday i Weather, Hi-Lo Bismarck.........Cloudy 29-0 Chicago ...........Kain 42-33 Cleveland .......Cloudy 43-34 Des Moines 40-29 Detroit ........Cloudy 39-30 ti Indianapolis.....Cloudy 40-30 Kansas City i.....PtCIdy 40-30 Milwaukee .....PtCIdy 40-30 Mpls.-St. Paul ...PtCIdy 34-22 Omaha ........PtCIdy 37-20 St. Louis ........Clmg 44-30 Sioux Falls......PtCIdy 40-15 5 Coralville Lake t Pool level Friday ......073.G9 Births Mercy Births Luke's Dec. 2G To the families of Thomas Zuber, 3322 Soutter avenue SE, a daughter; Kirk Rentschlcr, Lost Nation, a son; Curtis Edingcr, 1518 Seventh avenue SE, twins, a son and a daughter; Larry Kaufman, An- amosa, a daughter; Mohan Goyal, 237 Windsor drive NE, I a son. Out of Town Births At Iowa.City Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Platletcr, a daughter Dec. 24. Mrs. Platteter is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. See, route one, Ely. At Des Moines Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kchrcr, a daughter Dec. 26. Kehrer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kehrer, 148 Thirty-sixth street NE. Marriage Licenses Carol Stahl and Gerald Fry, Frances Kuhns and Richard Alderman, Marjorie McAleer and Eugene Malloy, Debra An- derson and Michael Porter, all oi Cedar Rapids. Rebecca Elliff, Swisher, and Donald Doultcr, Cedar Rapids. Lynda Held and David Nebel, both Marion. Deborah Wathen, Cedar Rapids, and Michael Kimball, Hannibal, Mo. Jeffy Ross, Cedar Rapids, and Andrew De- meter, Wuukcsha, Wis. Brcmla Ehret, Cedar Rapids, and Rich- ard Krejce, Shcllsburg. Pamela Lippert, Marion, and Michael Eggleston, Cedar Rapids. Marriages Dissolved Myrna E. and Alfred Jack Earhart. Robin Duane and Cheryl Lynn Wittke. Helen Jean and Howard Junior Sampson. Keith D. and De- borah K. Muller. Maria K. and Daniel C. Waitc Shirley and Jerry Stull. Harold IT. and Bar- bara J. Henscl. Ray E. and Sharon K. St. Germain. Rres a.m. Thursday. Short in light fixture at 321 Third street SE. p.m. Thursday. Short hi light ballast nt airport p.m. Thursday. Grease on auto axle at Third street and VI avenue NW. p.m. Thursday. Over- heated liglil ballast at 113 A avenue NW. Magistrate's Court Speeding: Mary Wilkey, route three, Cedar Rapids; lynthia Winkleman, 1902 First avenue NE; James Beachler, 2408 Bowling street SW; Roy Evanovich, 184% Eighth ave- nue, Marion; Richard Elaine, 1416 Staub court NE; Frank Freytag, jr., 1711 D avenue NE; Dick Kimm, 1027 Eleventh street, Marion; James Drafahl, 118 Twenty-ninth street NE; Dennis Nagel, Monticello; David Schulte, 1807 Central drive SW; each fined and costs. James Beachler, 2408 Bowling street SW; Donald Chappell, 288 Sussex drive NE; Sharon Vrzal, 825 Fifteenth street SE; Kathleen Oster, 3319 Wilson avenue SW; John Travis, 1608 Forty-eighth street NE; Tom Trachta, 238 Wilson avenue SW; Joan Towe, Norway; Eva Murphy. 228 Nineteenth street NW; Ted Sutliff, Mt Vernon; Michael Zlatohlavek, 392 Sixteenth av- enue SW; each lined and costs. Intoxication Daniel Prosser, 1627 Eleventh street, Marion; lined and costs. Faulty equipment Charles Zaharek, 1640 Third avenue SW; fined and costs. James Jandl, 2486 First street SW; lined and costs. Uttering- Erick Johnson, Mt. Vernon; fined and costs. license violation Erwin McEllegette, 1201 Center Point road NE; fined and costs. Improper passing Jonath- an Feltz, Gladbrook; fined and costs. Traffic signal violation James Beachler, 2408 Bowling street SW; fined and costs. Gary Bouzik, 1002 Sixteenth avenue SE; fined and costs. Nancy West, 260 Thirty-fourth street drive SE; Mary Spalding, 418 A avenue NW; Pauline Cox, 3117 J street SW; Gre- gory Cram. 1640 Park Towne place NE; Larry Vinzant, route two Cedar Rapids; Robert Scroggins, 411 First avenue SW; Richard Coleman, 1827 I street SW; David Hajek, 225 Chatham, Harrison, road Iowa NE; Dorothy City; Denise Of Gilbert, 846 Fifth avenue SE; Daniel Lemon, 3105 AJleghany drive NE; each fined and costs. Vehicle control violation Francis Rohlman, 1425 A ave- nue NE; fined and costs. Rigrht-of-way violation Eugene Gay, 1410 E avenue NE; fined and costs Iowa Deaths Clermont Earl Entwisle, 73. Saturday at 10, Burnham and Wood, West Union, Burial: Smithfield cemetery, Volney Clermont Eddie Senner, 83. Saturday at Muehle- thaler's, Elgin. Ilazlcton Anita Kenney, 54. Saturday at 1, Presbyterian church. Brant-Kern's, Oehvein. Victor Augusta Danovski, 95. Saturday at 3, St. James Lutheran church. McAninch's. Wellman Ernest H. Gear- hart, 80, Ankeny. Saturday at 11, Powell's. Manchester Mary Allen, 91. Saturday at Bohnen- kamp's. Belle Plainc Emil Neben- dahl, 86. Halverson's. Tipton Mathilda Bossow, 76. Saturday al Dye's, where friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday. i Iowa City William 0. Pot- ter, 83. Monday at George L. Gay's, where 10OF services will be held Sunday at R. Visi- tation nftcr 9 a.m. Sunday. 30 YEARS AGO The U.S. air force knocked out half 1he German armor and transport that Field' Marshal von Rund- steclt used to sweep back into Belgium II days earlier. I PIERSON'S SHOP 11M KI.I.IS IH.vn. NW f l-OWEHPIIONIi ]8t-183t Express Your Sorrow With Flowers ham... m A Ffowir 4 Seasons sh.P 3028 Mt. Vernon Rd. 363-5885 inuiauuy. Thomas lived only a quarter- JLwWti from the home of James who returned from work fettMMBMHHW afternoon and found V Requests ltAiw Million 1975-77 into the Tennessee MOINES (AP) Iowa's new department of transporta- ions. Mostly fair asked Gov. Robert Ray Friday for a budget of million and million for ays Pot folowing fiscal year. i The largest single item in the Videly Used budget request is money Improve highway construction and maintenance. The request was million for 1975-76 and SAN FRANCISCO (AP) million for road construc- arijuana is by far the and maintenance in 1976- dcly used 'drug nployed to improve Preisser, DOT direc- and Howard Gunnerson, ruing to a survey of 95 pants at the hi g h w a y commission's chief engineer, said something ee medical have to be done to over- The poll of persons who the effects of inflation on ive their routine medical lagging highway con- the clinic disclosed that program. those questioned found this reason, Preisser said, a redistribution of the ine a more volatile love use tax fund "to provide rn, but said they used fund to meet Iowa's ana or hashish more street and highway because it was cheaper. The Haight-Ashbury area will be one of the department's top priority measures during the legislative ses- e city was the center of i ug-oriented youth culture also was discussion rang up several years legislators present o id is still heavily populated possibility of enacting a two-or three-cents per gallon in- ung in the state motor ve- The study said 80 percent fuel tax. i ose interviewed said inflation has ing pot "at least three the amount of highway the last few months" that can be done in the wer than 30 percent used five-year pro- line that by 42 per cent under the "For sheer quantitative, level of funding. yday importance in the he said, the fed- of the >oung 'hip' government insists tha ranciscans sampled in approve numerous udy, grass is quite possibly on both primary anc gnificant as all other highways to mee mbined." the researchers federal standards. top legislative prior- "There is little question by the DOT will be: at, were cocaine as of sufficien id readily available as to meet the department's ana, it would supplant gras the premium and capital needs. use of studded tires junct to the erotic Iowa roads and streets. our youthful the eminent domain Of heroin users, half said to improve procedures for ade them lose interest in sex perform less of right-of-way. to require mo- thers said they injected it drivers to wear hel- nake sex better" but to make Iowa law con- the daily heroin users with federal Highway ey preferred the drug to Act (HSA) standards. al Most of those Purveyed! said ey were familiar with Uphold :lic drugs like LSD but rarely ad sexual intercourse while of Top Figure chool Chile Inion Elects supreme court Friday rejected legal appeals to revoke Emory Sample, 3313 military's government's ex- -ive NW, has been of a leading political resident of the Cedar from the country. ommunity school for Renan Fuenteal- nployes a senator and former presi- Other officers elected at of the Christian Demo- cent meeting are party, Chile's largest poli- lack, 2452 Eighth avenue organization, had sough ce-prcsident; Paul overturn the decision in lower 08 Forty-second street NE, ancial secretary; Robert was arrested Nov. ck, 1104 Nineteenth and expelled from Chile on W, recording secretary; same day. He first went to ines, Center Point, Peru, and is now in San ames White, 730 G avenue Costa Rica, where press Mrd, and John Vogel, say he may seek poli- deline court SW, asylum. military government ac- him of making injurious )river Injured against the ruling junta when he spoke of a return to :ar Hits Light for human righls in this Jeffrey Lee Minor, 20, of 834 hirteentli street NW, Friday iffered a head bump when the ar he was driving slid on an y roadway and hit a in an interview with a foreign news agency. But government officials saic the political leader's remarks were just part of the reason for ordering his expulsion. These Minor, who was injured al 20 a.m. Friday at the intersec-on of Eighteenth and Chandler reels SW, refused said it had been learned that Fuenloalba was in contact with elements of the clandestine Revolutionary Left Movement. cntment. No charges were filed in the cciclcnt, which police said body of his wife on the floor beside her bed. A medical ex- cncd as Minor attempted lake a left turn onto reel from the castbound lane f Chandler BROSH "Drrvtt'tl In J'flMir Inquire About Our Prearranged CcdarRaplds gled. The bodies of the children, each shot in the head, were found about an hour and 45 minutes later in a wooded gully. Wilt told a news conference Friday that Thomas and Aliff were employed at the same fac- tory. Thomas was held under bond. He denied in- olvement in the slayings. Food on Table Police said the murderer may ave interrupted Mrs. Aliff anc ic children as they ate lunch vledical Examiner John Bing aid they died about a.m. A half-eaten apple, a half-eat- en hot dog and open bottles o ;etchup and mayonnaise were m the kitchen table. A Christ mas tree, surrounded1 by open :ifls, was undisturbed in the iving room. The bodies of Peggy, 10 Charlotte, 8; James, 4, and Ver non, 2, were found side by sid' ibout 100 yards from their home. 200 Yards Away Police said they originally hought all the children were marched to the gully and shot. But they said later that two of .hem had been killed earlier. The house, off a dirt road in a wooded area about six miles west of this southern Virginia city, is about 200 yards from the nearest neighbor. A neighbor >aid she heard four shots but hought nothing of it because mnters were in the area. Witt said a rifle was missing rom the home. Mrs. James R. Couplin Mae R. Couplin, formerly of 205 Twelfth street SE and widow HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) of James R. Couplin, died parking tickets have Thursday in a Cedar Rapids nursing home following a long illness. Born May 9, 1898, in Wiscon- sin, she had been a Cedar DEATHS lie Cedar IluplJs December 27, 1874 3 He's Waging Court Fight Against Parking Tickets ong presented motorists with pesky problem, but in the mountains of Appalachia there ias arisen a champion who topes to change things. He's H. Ray Evans and he's Rapids resident most of her life battling the forces of city hall. and was married to Mr. Couplin June 28, 1924, at Nashua. Mrs. A balding, bespectacled man f 33, Evans doesn't look much ike the traditional epic hero. Couplin, a graduate of Coe col- But he does have -mpressive lege, was former owner of Colo- credentials. He has 48-count nial House Antiques and was a 'enli -tickets, member of St. Paul's United Presented recently with a bill from the city finance de- jartment, Evans decided the dun was one Christmas gift he at p.m. Saturday by Dr. Ar- could d0 without. n o 1 d Herbst. Entombment: He spent two hours in muni- Chapel of Memories. Friends cjpal court. He told the judge may call at Turner's east until 1 the tickets should be dismissed Methodist church. There arc no survivors. Services: Turner chapel eas p.m. Saturday. The casket wil not be opened after the service. Mrs. George Reid Mary Ellen Reid, 88, of 1825 D street SW, and widow of Georg He also alleged that the city uses a double standard in it collection procedures, letting lut-of-state drivers off the hook while putting the screws to easy-to-reach locals. Charles Doorill, an attorney court that city ordinances unl- 'ormly discriminate against nome town drivers. Evans also contended the be- ated billing, which included :ickets as much as a year old, was unfair. He added that he :ias owned six cars during the last year and that many of the tickets were issued while they were being used by friends, re- lieving him of responsibility. A newspaper advertising sales- man, Evans is acting as his own attorney and refuses to dis- cuss particulars of the case, which has been continued until Jan. 2. But actions speak louder than words, as they say, and Evans took one last Saturday that clearly illustrates he is not a man to cling :to a grudge or be riddled by rancor. He married a meter maid. Mild Epidemic Of Flu; Doubt "Serious Year" ATLANTA (AP) u- The nation is experiencing a mild flu epi- demic and deaths related to in- luenza are expected to rise slightly in the next two weeks, he Center for Disease Control reported Friday. However, Dr. Charles Hoke of the CDC said, "This should not je a serious year for influenza. We don't have a large epidemic. So far the epidemic is mild and sporadic." Hoke said CDC officials ex- pect deaths related to influenza and pneumonia to increase this winter by "50 or 100 above what we normally expect, which is about 470 in the entire U.S." "From past experience we ex- pect these will be in a very el- derly or debilitated lie said. "Almost every winter we lave an increase in mortality related to influenza 28 out of the last 40 winters have shown that. This is not an unusual phe- ir nomenon. We're not particularly alarmed." Flu outbreaks have been con- firmed during the last two weeks in northern Michigan anc in Hamburg, N.Y., Hoke said. The virus also has been isolat- ed in public health laboratories in Florida and Hawaii. All the confirmed cases have been of the type A-Port Chal- mers variety, the type contained in the flu vaccine, Hoke said. Kern, aiea mursaay aner Responsive Government, is She was born 22, 1886, in Maple Hill, Kan. and had been Evans -as a friend of the court. Doorill told the resident of Cedar Rapids .929. Mrs. Reid was a member of St. L u d m i 1 a s Chicago church. Surviving are a son, Decree J. Reid, with whom she CHICAGO (AP) A federal ler home; four has refused to order pay- en great-grandchildren, and a i r o t h e r Oscar of million in revenue-sharing funds to Chicago. Maple Hill, dispute, which could ul- Services: Saturday at 11 cost the city million at St. Ludmila's church by federal funds that it antici- lev. Robert W. Cizek. by the end of 1975, centers Cedar Memorial cemetery. contentions that the police ary Friday at p.m. at. has not taken steps funeral home east end racial discrimination in 'riends may and promoting. District Judge Prentice Memorial declined Thursday to Tcchnlk, Emma Saturday at a.m. at Teahen's the Dec. 18 order of a federal judge in Washington the Rev. "William P. blocked payment to Chica- Burial: Bohemian of the million scheduled cemetery. Friends may call a the funeral home from 1 to p.m. the first quarter of 1975. "No injunction of mine coulc Wolfe, Laura Rebecca that adjudication Turner chapel east at said. am. Saturday by Dr. for the city immedi- Herbst. Burial: Cedar Memori al. Friends may call at Turne filed an emergency appea with the Seventh U.S. circuit of appeals. Auto ruled in November that the police department hac To Pay using tests that discriminated against blacks, Latins ant He ordered the tests halted. HOUSTON (AP) fund cutoff stems from Alexander, 18, who was city's [failure to devise an nently injured in a traffic alternate testing cident, will receive more a year for the rest o his life from an out-of-court se tlcment of a lawsuit, his from Page 1.) Alexander, then a high school dropout, was of Eritrea province where a ployed as a plumber's movement has been when he was hurt in a authorities for years, collision Aug. 27, 1972. in the grip of a terror wave others died, and he lost the the series 'of killings, of his legs and of students. Now a long term trust the previous night 20 stu- will be set up at a local bank had been similarly stran- a group of insurance and two nights earlier Joe Jamail, Alexander's had died. In all cases the yer, said after the were found in alleys anc was reached Thursday that around the city. had negotiated with dead were believed con- Insurance Co. and with the Eritrean Libera- firms. He would not name Front. The reports saic insured opposed to Eritrean libera- He said the agreement had probably carried ou eludes an undisclosed cash killings in an effort to eli- tlement and enables potential leaders am to designate a recipient for outbreak of guerilla million when the trust Socialists Nominate Protester for ST. LOUIS (AP) The So- After leaving Berkeley cialist Workers party Camejo spent three Friday the selections of an in Cuba as a guest of war activist and a black female community organizer as island's government. He party's presidential and 'born in New York of Vene- presidential candidates for parents and is fluent in Peter Camejo, who ran for U.S. senate in Massachusetts in 1970, was chosen to head the ticket, and Willie Mae Reid Reid, as she prefers t) be called, is a black community or- Chicago will seek the on Chicago's west side. presidency, according to has announced that she wil party for mayor of that city next Camejo, a 35-year-old Ionian, has been a member party, which has fielded a 1 the party since 1959 and slate in every election the national secretary of 1948, was involved in anti- Young Socialist Alliance in marches protesting U.S. in- The party's presidential in Vietnam. It also didate was once a leader of supported the women's lib- ti-war movements at the movement, busing to versity of racial integration and Iowa (Continued from Page 1.) Figures were released for ities over population. Only DCS Moines In Iowa, statistics comparing rime rates in 1973 and 1974 were available only for Des Moines. Statistics for Cedar Rapids in 1973 were not included in the UCR. For the first nine months of 974, Cedar Rapids had a crime ndex total of cases. The city reported two murders or non-negligent homicides, eight orcible rapes, 55 robberies, 42 aggravated assaults, bur- Jlaries or breaking and enter- ngs, larceny-thefts and 443 motor vehicle thefts. The UCR into divides serious two categories: Those Income Tax Forms Go Into the Mails WASHINGTON (AP) Along with those bills for Christmas purchases, Americans will soon find another perennial piece of end-of-year mail their income :ax forms sent by the Tnterna Revenue Service. The IRS began mailing the forms Thursday. By the filing deadline of April 15, it expects to hand out some billion in tax refunds, but collect bil- lion from those whose withhold- ings haven't covered their obli- gations. In most cases taxpayers won't be able to fill out the forms until next month, when employers send out statements of earnings and withholdings. And the IRS itself won't enlarge its tax pre- paration assistance service until Jan. 2. An early relurn for those en- titled to refunds will mean refund check in ilialf the time taken for those who wait until and had been suspended by the abortion, the processing channels arc university for speaking at a The parly claims that about Violent, which includes murder, forcible rape, robbery and ag- gravated assault; and property crimes, which include burglary, "arceny-theft and auto theft. The total crime index for the January-September period in Des Moines last year was and had increased to for the same period in 1974. Murders or non-negligent manslaughters in Des Moines increased from eight to 11, forc- ible rapes were up from 40 to 44, robberies from 231 to 312, aggravated assaults from 96 to 170, burglaries or breaking and entering from to lar- ceny-thefts from to and motor vehicle thefts from 717 to 811. Crime Decreases "Only 12 major cities reported actual crime decreases for the first nine months, compared with 71 for the same period last Saxbe said. During the January-Sep- tember period nationally, vio- lent crime rose eight percent, compared with a three percent hike the year before. The more numerous property crimes were up 17 percent, com- pared with a one percent in- crease during the first nine months of 1973, the report said. Nationwide, forcible rapes were up nine percent, robberies and aggravated assaults each rose eight percent, murder two percent, larceny thefts 20 per- cent, burglaries 16 percent and auto thefts four percent. Mid-East- (Continued from Page 1.) ever before for war, if it is forced upon us." Rabin told Israeli aircraft workers his government "is ready to make efforts for peace, but not peace at any price." He said it would not surrender any territory vital to its defense. Israeli mortars fired across the Lebanese border Thursday night at suspected guerilla tar- gets, the Israeli military com- mand reported. It also an- nounced that it returned three men captured in a raid into southern Lebanon on Nov. 12 and were still interrogating five others kidnaped in other raids. (Jf clltr fittpub i billheorm" Co. ana published dollv and Sunday at 500 Third ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 51406. Rapids, Iowa. Subscription rales bv farrier 75 cents a. week. Bv mall: Nloht Edition and Sunday 4 Isiues 11.75 a month. 139.00 o year: Af- ternoon Editions and Sunday 7 Issues clogged by last-minute the IRS said. filers, rally held in defiance of a ban persons worked in its on mass protests. campaign in 1372. The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use tor republlcatfon of all the local news printed In this news- paper as well os all AP news dispatches. JOHN E. LAPES floweri for nil occasions 1 let our flowers speak for you FLORIST and GIFT SHOP 364-8139 phone answered 14 hours every day ;