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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2 The Cedar Rapids Gaiette: Fri., December ’n, 19T4    Man Problems Minor as Snow Blankets Most of Iowa United Press International Death Ruled As Suicide Charles Eugene Hippier, 32, died Thursday after- Magistrate Court The county medical examiner has ruled the death a suicide Ripplers body was discovered by his wife when she returned to their residence * * * Mr. Hippier, a resident of the Marion and Robins com- Three Men from Knoxville Held In Robbery Case dieted to taper off rn central Rob,ns- .    . .    .    at    his residence of a gun- A winter storm slipped into Iowa by noon but continue over shot tQ ^ Iowa overnight with accumula- the southeast and east central tions of wet snow causing slip- sections pery driving conditions in mam The weather service was urg-parts of the state Friday. ing motorists to use extreme The National Weather Service caution because of the slick said the snow began in central highway surfaces caused by the and south central Iowa latej storm. Thursday night and was spread-1 Snowfall also was reported in mumties since 1966. was born ing into east centra: and south- northwest Iowa early today, but 5. 1942. at Tiffin, Ohio, east sections of the state early1    ,    .    .    On June 14,    1969,    at Mf today.    other 01 ,he st3te checke<! Pleasant. Pennsylvania he was A traveler's advisory was is- in with cloudy skies.    married to Jean HillLs. A gradu- sued for southeast Iowa where High temperatures around ate of Ohio State imiversify, he up to more than three inches of Iowa today were forecast to was an electrical engineer at new snow was expected to make reach into the mid 20s to lower Collins Radio Co. for eight years driving hazardous.    30s    and was a member of St. Paul s Some three inches of new Readings around Iowa Thurs- Lutheran church in Marion snow had fallen in parts of cen- da>' ranged from four a? Surviving are his wife; his tral    Iowa by    early Friday, caus-    Spencer to 26 at Ottumwa.    parents.    Mr. and Mrs. Hiram ing    very    slippery’    streets    and    *    *    *    Hippier,    Tiffin, Ohio; a daugh- highways. The snow was pre- *n Cedar Rapids where about Patricia .Min Hippier, at   three inches of snow had fallen home; two brothers. Clarence by noon, no major problems Hippier,    Bellevue. Ohio. and were reported.    William    Hipler of Caruthers- tT    .    . Ville, Mo.; and a sister, Mrs. However, a spokesman for the    Cremoans of Nwk, Cedar Rapids police department said there had been ‘many,; 1    _    ... many, many ’ accidents report- JServices: IO a.m. Monday, at ed die to the slick streets.    «urd°ch    J" V"10" by .    the Rev.    John D. Huber, jr. Three    Knoxville men were:    Those involved in    the mishaps    Mends mav call at Murtjoch charged Friday with robbery of were advised to move the cars (unera| home af(er , Sun. a man who suffered a beating if they were driveable and to ^ j.'rierKjs mav if thev after they allegedly tried to exchange names for insurance w[sh    l0 the s, push his car into the path of a purposes.    Paul’s Lutheran church memo* train.    j    City street crews    reported no    rjaj fund. Further services will The Victim, James D. Herb, j major problems Friday morning ^ conducted by the Rev. Eu-34, of 3101 Kenridge terrace NE, as most of the snow was melting gene Jewell, Thursday, at St. was treated at St. Lukes hospi- as it hit the streets.    John s Lutheran church in Mt tai for a broken nose, a cercus- Snow was to end in eastern San! sion and multiple lacerations to fowa Friday night, the face.    He was    hospitalized    *    *    * but was    released    late Friday    On    interstate 80 morning.    county, travelers warnings have piinrJ    U,.4- The incident allegedly    started    been issued by both the highway * Unu On UTT,    DUT at the    intersection of Fifth    patrol    and    Johnson    county NJ pp J    Qroa+er street and First avenue east at sheriff’s department. I    a m.    Friday.    1    The interstate    was snow-    The number of persons who Police said Herb was stopped packed by ll a m. with an un- assjstance this Christmas for a train at the railroad tracks derlayer of ice    ...    ^    .    Maior ut First    avenue    and Fourth    Nine    cars    were either    in    the    exc*~    la    '    'J, street E when his car was ditch or off the roadway be- Ku*ene A<*ney told the Christ-pushed from the rear    by    an-    tween Iowa City and the Oxford mas committee of the    Salvation other car. The train cleared    the    interchange by 11:30 a.rn    Army Thursday noon, tracks and Herb drove north to Mrs- Nyle Thomas, of Dallas The christmas Appeal fund to the next corner and stopped for City, 111., was injured when    f. exDarKjed ajd Dr0. a traffic licht where his car was her car left the interstate one f,nanct the exPanded aid Pr°-a frame light where ms car was ^ ^ ^    jn.    gram has not reached its goal. terchange at approximately 9    but Chairman James Oetken a rn.    I    told the committee he is hopeful Herb got out of the car to find The car went into the median the needed contribution will be out what was happening and strip, struck a culvert and recejved before Christmas allegedly was beaten by the Ripped over several times.    He said c0ntributl0ns t0 date three occupants of the other She was undergoing treatment are 372 which is 69 percent car    at University hospitals, but no ofthe,15m goa) The three men allegedly took condition report was available.    ^ the coat Herb was wearing A semi-trailer truck driven orders the men drove Herb’s by Alex Hammer, Peoria. 111., two east lanes of interstate near the Iowa keys.    i    City Dubuque street exit about J^ quiver Christmas remem- Police learned of Ihe incident 11:15. Three other cars were brance, t0 mor(. than goo lnd,-when a passer by alerted an of- forced to leave the roadway to viduals in nursing homes, hos pitals and other institutions. More than 3.000 persons, not! Two Men Appear on Drunk Driving Counts Two persons appeared in magistrate's court cm charges of drunk driving. James Stumpff, 222 Tenth avenue SW, was bound over to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing. He was arrested Dec. 6. Stephen Eldred. V int cm, pled guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving and was fined $100 and costs. He was arrested Nov. 17. MV, was found guilty and given a ten-day jail sentence with eight days suspended, He was charged with assaulting William Barrow on Oct 26 Term Suspended in Drug Law Violation David Price, 647 Shaver road NE. pled guilty in magistrate s court to a charge of possession of controlled substance and was given a 60-day suspended jail sentence. He was charged with possession of marijuana on Dec. 8 Probe— (Continued from Page I.) amie bridge, again without success Sheriff Grant said Friday that he does not believe the gun Ls in the river and that no further searching will be made there for the gun Iowa City Dentist Shot While Hunting IOWA CITY - Dr Robert Roberts, an Iowa City dentist, underwent surgery late Friday morning following a hunting accident cm a farm located just north of Oxford. The Johnson county sheriff's department received a call of an accidental shooting shortly after IO a rn. A sheriffs car and Johnson county ambulance intercepted a pick-up truck transporting Dr. Roberts to Iowa City and took him to University hospitals Emergency personnel believed the abdomen wound was inflicted by a shotgun Magistrate Hears Two Assault Cases Two persons appeared in magistrate s court on charges of assault and battery. The charge against Jeff Murphy, 380 Seventh avenue, Marion, was dismissed when the complaining witness did not appear. He was charged with assaulting Paul VVestphal, jr., on Sept. 14. Fred McLaud. 609 I avenue Man Is Arrested On Morals Charge Kenneth Kraner. 26. of 115 Sixteenth street SE, was charged Thursday with indecent exposure after an incident in the downtown library . Police said two girls reported the incident happened shortly before 5 p m. Thursday. Kraner was being held in the county jail on $125 bond in Johnson Christmas Aid again bumped from the rear. Got Oui One of car to a parking lot across the blocked the intersection and threw away his the distribution of    food already under way, Major Adney told the committee more than 40 volunteers also are participating in a project in the downtown area I avoid a collision with the truck, police arrived at the in- ficer When tersection, Herb was found standing against a building. He told them what happened and a description of the men s car was broadcast to other police units. Stopped Car The car was stopped a minutes later at the intersection of First avenue and Thompson drive SE. Police found Herb s coat on the car’s back seat. Charged were: Daniel J. Stanley, 22; Lloyd D. Pearson, 24, and Wesley Burton Bloom, jr., 23. All three were taken to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. Drunk Driving Count Filed after Accident Jones Coasting Hill Opens, Wax Those Runners Get out that paraffin and wax up those sled runners. That's the word from Natl Hull, assistant director of the city recreation commission, who announced the opening of the Jones park coasting hill Friday. The coasting hill was to open j at 4 pm Friday and will close at IO p m Saturday and Monday the hill will be open from IO a rn. to 9 pm. Hull said, and Sunday| from I to 9 p m, For those lucky ones who received sleds, toboggans.) saucers, or want to try out garbage can lids, cardboard and the like on Christmas day, the hill will be opened at I p.m. Hull pointed out the coasting run is supervised, the warming house is heated and the run lights will be lighted. The run will be opened weekdays at IO a rn throughout the Christmas vacation period including shut-ins. were served last year. They included 2.985 adults and children in families Raymond A. Wemhoner, 53, of throughout the community as 105 Northview drive, Hiawatha well as another 76 elderly per-was charged with drunk driving sons w-ho received food baskets few Thursday after a car-truck ac- and 87 others served dinners at cident in the 4200 block of the Salvation Army. Center Point road NE    This    year    s dinner for the el- j Police said the truck driven derly, being served in coopera by Ralph L Edward. 55. of 1324 Hon with the Council on Aging.! 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