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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri.. Drrrnihcr 13, 1974 Pickets Are Limited At Roosevelt Hotel Farmland— (Continued from Page I.) at least 26 percent, led by 41 percent in Southeast Iowa and 37 percent in North Central | Iowa. , ..    „    Cand    values in The Ga-! The    owners of    the    Roosevelt    until a    full hearing    can    be    held jzette circulation area increased hotel    have obtained    a court    on the    matter.    only 29 percent in Northeast order    authorizing    a temporary    The    injunction    also    bars    the Iowa and 26 percent in East reported, particularly injunction barring more than I defendants from other activi- reasons for this year's large increase in land values, 45 percent of the real estate men named high prices for crops. Another 37 percent credited expansion as a reason for booming land values. Non-farm investors are also acquiring land as an investment, the brokers Death Penalty Levi— / (fnntiniiAi For Boy, 15 as a or three persons from picketing at I ties, such as “obstructing, stop-each entrance to the hotel and ping or interfering with its parking ramp. The injunction was to become effective on posting of $10,000 bond, according to an order issued by Linn District Judge Clinton Shaeffer Friday hedge against inflation. The following table lists the average value of farmland for Central Iowa. High grade land in Fast Central Iowa sold for an average of ♦hroofonino    nf    tho    i*1,153    an    acre    *ast    ^ear    w^eicounties in The Gazette circula- threatening persons of the gen-,similar ]and in Northeast lowa tion area as compared with a eral public or employes of plain- averaged $953 tiff entering or leaving plain- Medium gn tiff’s premises . . . attacking, assaulting, threatening . . . any -------------- .    ,    .    land    averaged    $420    in    Northeast First Avenue Co., owner of plaintiffs officers, agents °r jowa and $490 m £ast Central the hotel, alleged in a petition employes.’’ seeking the injunction that persons from several labor organizations had posed a threat to persons seeking to enter the hotel by massing in groups of from 25 to 150 on several occasions. Defendants Named as defendants are local 497 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employes and Bartenders union, local 1362 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Hawkeye Labor Council and certain individuals and agents of these organizations. 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 defendants have engaged in numerous acts of intimidation, coercion, threats of violence, violence and Iowa. I Southeast Iowa showed the .a., largest increase in land values, Three persons are on trial    „ 4I p,,roPnt gain over Three on Trial before C. F. Shimanek of Mon- was reportedly selling for $1,222. ticello on charges of assault and medium grade land for $729. battery and resisting an officer arl(*low 8ra^e$413. in connection with a disturbance at the Roosevelt hotel. Effects of Drouth The smallest increase oc-Carson Borseth is charged curred in the drouth-ridden with assault and battery and Southwest Iowa, where land val-resisting an officer; Douglas ues increased only 16 percent. Heiden is charged wth assault This year’s statewide 31 per-and battery and Robert Moenk cent jump in the value of all ficer. The trials, which began 1973 Thursday, are expected to run into next week. Kissinger— (Continued from Page I.) approaches the two countries The two consecutive years of increases have pushed average land values in 16 of Iowa’s 99 counties above $! .OOO an acre. Last year no county was above the $900 mark. year ago. 1974 1973 Increase Allamakee 418 322 96 Benton — 906 701 205 Black Hawk ....1029 778 251 Buchanan 783 614 169 Cedar 880 TGS 177 I Clayton 478 368 HO | Clinton 845 675 170 I Delaware 737 578 159 J Dubuque 753 590 163 j Fayette — .... 692 533 159 J Iowa ....... . 703 527 176 Jackson 591 464 127 Johnson — .... 917 686 231 I Jones ...... 695 545 150 j Keokuk — 632 474 158 Linn 954 748 206 Ixiuifta ..... 780 584 196 ! Poweshiek . .... 727 545 182 Scott ....... ____1121 895 226 Tama ...... 824 637 187 Washington .... 822 616 206 Winneshiek . .... 522 402 120 College Expansion DES MOINES (AP — The FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -IA 15-year-old boy convicted as an adult in the first-degree J murder of a 12-year-old girl faces execution by electrocution. The death sentence for George Vasil was recommended Thursday by a jury. Judge Wallace Sample accepted the recommendation Vasil was accused of the Sept. 14 strangulation of Pamela Vassar. An observer said he dis- (Continued from Page I ) can't remember’’ when asked if he is enrolled in a political party. He added that he 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 I with few interruptions since he I became an undergraduate student there during the depression He became its eighth president in 1968 after serving as provost for six years, law school dean and law school faculty' member. played no emotions as the sen- He jeft briefiy in the 193os to tence was read.    earn a doctorate at Yale and The jury returned the guilty took a five-year leave during verdict Wednesday after delib- World war II to work at the jus-1 crating for 35 minutes.    lice department, most of the Under Florida law, a convict- time as a top assistant in the mg jury in a capital crime case anti-trust division. can recommend either execu-j--- (ion or life imprisonment. The Solve your buying, renting, judge does not have to abide by selling or locating problems fast the recommendation.    with a want ad. W. H. Brugmcin Dies, Resident of Walker WALKER - William Henry Brugman, 85, a retired farmer and a resident of Walker 38 years, died Thursday in a Vinton hospital. Born May 19, 1889, at Green Island, he was married Oct. 30. 1912. to Jessie Marie Ralston at Maquoketa. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harry Bauer, Holstein, and Mrs. August Goettsch, Whittier. Calif., and two brothers. Henry, Santa Clara. Calif., and Jack Brugman, Des Moines. Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Murdoch funeral home in Walker where friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday. 30- YEARS AGO - Rep. Vinson (D-Ga.) proposed a bill to increase the President’s salary from $75,000 to $100,000 yearly. EPC Suggests • Legislators Use Transit System DES MOINES (UPII - Energy Policy Council members suggested Thursday that lowa legislators consider using the Des Moines Metro Transit System beginning next month as a way of conserving energy. I Iowa Commerce Commission 'Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand said lawmakers living in the downtown loop area could use the bus system To take the short ride to the capitol 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 every morning,” he said. Members agreed that they could send letters to all 150 legislators urging them to use the bus system state board of public instruction has approved the purchase of ^counties in The Gazette ‘and at Dubu‘lue. ^ Keokuk . t . sr ,w , A.,., .circulation area are in this elite! for two commumty college ex_ take towardI East-West detente..    bordering    coun-^"1*.    The board Thursday There has been some problem *es ^ R]ack Hawkcountyj approved purchase of 9d acres acts resulting in' damage to™5/ 'his .because of originally n has avpraged $i .029 an for the Dubuque campus site of Sr, ’'ips-'i'ss; two Soviet summits with the|^^nd    the    purchase    of    18    5 Three Dates The 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 entrance, according to the suit, and on Oct. 26 a customer attempting to enter the hotel was physically assaulted. The company contends the acts constitute a conspiracy to force the hotel to comply with labor demands and that such action is contrary to state statute. 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. I “Harassment” The judge found that uncontradicted evidence showed that on several occasions there has been “definite, apparently unwarranted harassment, threats and abuse of plaintiff’s employes, patrons, customers and the general public” and that this was sufficient to warrant a temporary Injunction from further behavior of that nature 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 I pending a visit to Cairo later this month by Soviet leader I Leonid Brezhnev. A big East-West summit to end the European security conference in Geneva depends on the progress made at the lower level second stage of talks now under way. “If results justify it we are prepared to go to a summit,” he said. Even though Kissinger spent! a 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 with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitri1 Bitsios and Turkish Foreign' Minister Mehil Esenbel before! returning to Washington in midafternoon acres in Keokuk for $59,750 to Non-Farm Investors tx, used by Southeastern Com- Asked by the survey to cite1 munity college. ■ FLAVORED VODKA JOINS THE ORIGINAL KARlOF 90 EVERYTHING PRICE EXCEPT COLLECTOR PLATES WOODEN WARE GLASSWARE CARDS-PARTY GOODS BARWARE MUSIC BOXES STATUES ANTIQUES EGGERS GIFT HOUSE 3962 CENTER POINT RD. NE RIGHT BEHIND THE SPRING HOUSE Korlof flavored vodkas, 70 proof. Regular, 90 proof. Produced and bottled by Consolidated Distilled Products, Chicago, III 60623 (We Make Shopping Mere Tun!) 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