Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Strikes Cars; Charged With Drunk Driving
A Marion resident, Monte John Hollingsworth, 18, of 2H95 Seventeenth avenue, has been charged with drunk driving and failure to control, his vehicle following an accident early Monday.
Hollingsworth was taken to St. Luke’s hospital, treated and released.
Police said he was driving in the KUMI blink of West Tenth avenue when his car struck two vehicles parked in front of 1(105 West Tenth avenue Damage to the three cars was estimated at $8,000 by police.
Hollingsworth was taken to the Linn county jail in lieu of posting a $400 bond on the two
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Police Probe Theft From Taco John’s
Marion police are investigating a larceny of $250 from Taco John's, 352 Marion boulevard, which took place Saturday between 1:15 and 9:30 a.rn
Police said the money was stolen from a safe. No sign of forced entry to the building or safe was noted, police said
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Sejkora Rites — Graveside were conducted Monday in Dubuque for Toby Sejkora, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sejkora, former Marion residents. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H E Holden and Mr and Mrs Harold Sejkora, all of Marion
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Marion Barber Service closed after holiday. January 2nd. — Adv.
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ScIimIs Re apen — Linn-Mar. Marion Independent and
St. Joseph's schools resume classes Thursday following the Christmas and New Year’s holiday vacation.
Marion Jaycees would like to thank all the people for their donations for toy repair
Set Story Hour — Marion public library story hour will bi* resumed on Jan. 9 at 10- 3(1 a m. Story hour is held in the library’s children’s room.
Notice: Want Ad Department closed Wed., Jan. 1st (New Year’s Day). Dial 398 H234 Thursday morning. — Adv.
YMCA — The Marion branch YMCA will be closed Wednesday in observance of New Year’s. The schedule will Ik* resumed Thursday.
Salt sacks make great garbage bags. Free at Culligan’s.
Wishing everyone A Happy New Year. Irwin s Clothing — Adv.
Twelve-County Study Approved
COUNCIL BLUFFS (UFI)
— A Kansas City, Mo., consulting firm has been chosen to conduct a 12-county officer compensation and responsibility study auththorized by the Iowa state legislative council.
The firm, lawrence Loiter and Co., will study pay schedules for elected county officials and county office costs.
The study will begin Jan 13 and the consulting firm hopes to report its findings to the legislature by March I The study will cost $4fi 500
The counties included in the study are
Bisme, Bremer, Cherokee, Clayton. Des Moines. Hancock, Ida, Linn. Mahaska. Monroe, Page and Pottawatta nile.
R.J. Danner Sentenced On Reduced Charge
OSKALOOSA (AP) - Roy Junior Danner, What Cheer. was given a five-year suspend-id sentence Monday after he pled guilty in Mahaska county district court to a reduced charge of kidnaping
Danner was originally charged with kidnaping for ransom in the Sept 13 kidnaping of Norma Rutherford from her home near I-atry.
Salting Begins On Marion Streets
Marion streets were becoming slippery late Tuesday morning as the result of the continuing snow storm.
Streets crews were salting roads. The public services department said the snow accumulation was not enough for plowing by mid morning
Marion police had not received any accident reports by mid morning, but urged drivers to list* extreme caution Intersections were extremely slippery.
Hickory smoked barbecued ribs, shrimp and chicken served Wednesdays, Stickney^ Scoreboard — Adv.
Rites Are Friday For Breta Pennington
Breta Mac Pennington, 78, Marion trailer court, widow of Richard Pennington, and a Cedar Rapids resident 23 years, died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Monday following a brief illness.
Born July 30, 189fi, at Jefferson, she was married there Dec 30, 1914 Mrs. Pennington was a member of the Bethel Baptist church of Marion, VFW auxiliary at Burlington and the Gold Star Mothers.
Surviving are four daughters, Clara Buchner, Burlington; Wilma Ruehl, El Cajon, Calif.; bus Robertson, Fremont, Neb., and Edna Wallace, Hiawatha, two sons. Walter, Omaha, and Edward. Cedar Rapids; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Ina Inbody, Fort Dodge, and Fay Matthews, Homestead. Fla
Services: Turner chapel
east at 1:30 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Calvin Thorpe Burial will lie in Shiloh cemetery. Friends may call at Turner east until I p m. Friday. The casket will not be-opcned after the service.
Sorg Pharmacy closed New Year’s. Emergency prescriptions call 377-1533 —- Adv.
Set Meetings — The Marion division Chamber of Comerce legislative committee has scheduled two meetings for this week. The committee will meet Friday at 7 a.rn. at Ber-zmski’s restaurant. The committee will meet with area legislator Saturday at IO a rn. at Starry school.
Far piercing clinic! Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Ray s Jewelry. — Adv.
Cast's heard Monday in magistrate’s court were: Speeding — Linda Bolsin-ger, 800 South Sixth street, $30; William L. Thompson, 2670 Twenty-seventh avenue, $30; Dan K. Hoffman, route I, $50, Improper left turn — Joan M. Young. 210 South Fifteenth street, $20 Traffic signal — Greta B. Frederick, 12091** Bowler stri'ct, Hiawatha, $20 Manner af ronvey-ante — Randy G. Sacora. Mt. Vernon. $15.
Playing "War”, Youth Is Shot
CALMAR - A 15-year-old Calmar boy, Tom Brool, son of the Clarence Broms, was in fair condition at a Lacrosse, Wis.. hospital Tuesday after suffering a bullet wound in the side
Authorities said the Brom youth and a 12-year-oid companion, Carry (Hock, son of the Frw in Glut Its, were playing war at the G!>\k residence
The younger boy found an old rifle, believed it unloaded, aimed it at Brom and pulled the trigger, according to reports
Hurt in Crash
SOLON — Dale Kowalski, 27, Cedar Rapids, escaped injury Monday afternoon when the vehicle the was driving was struck in the left rear panel by a freight train Both Kowalski and the engineer ev-(dentally believed bt* had cleared the tracks Some damage was reported to the car.
DES MOINES (CPI) - The Iowa attorney general’s office said Monday school districts where non-public school children reside have three options, under Iowa law, in busing those children out of the school district.
In making the decision, Assistant Attorney Elizabeth Nolan cited legislation passed by the 1973 Iowa legislature which provides authority for a joint governmental service contract between two school districts where children are transported from the district where they live to another district where they attend school.
Nolan said the school district may do one of three things:
Use transportation In a
school bus operated by a public school district.
Contract with private par
lies, with the contract not exceeding the average* |H*r pupil transportation costs of the* school district for that year.
Utilize the tranportation reimbursement provision, with the reimbursement not exceeding $4(1 per nonpublic school pupil per year.
The ruling was requested by State Hep. William Ferguson (R-Glidden) who asked about
an arrangement between the Carroll and Ar-We-Va school districts to bus non-public school children.
Ferguson asked whether an Ar-We-Va school bus could stop inside the Carrol school district to pick up students who attend a non-public school in the Ar-We-Va district.
“It would appear that there is ample* legal authority for such a contract lietween the two school districts to implement the provisions of the Iowa code,” Nolan said
Critics Sting Senate; Bee Voted Down
LANSING, Mich (AP) -The Mic higan senate, stung by insinuations it was wasting valuable time, rejec ted a bill which would have made the honey bee* the state insect.
“There is nothing that makes us look more absurd than legislating a state insect,” huffed state Sen. Jack Faxon of Detroit. . . Especially at a time when we’re trying to get the bugs out of state government.”
Unemployment Checks Late
DKS MOINES (UFI) - Due to the Christmas holiday, some 6,(MKI unemployment
compensation checks that normally would have been mailed to Iowans last Thursday and Friday were not sent until Monday, Iowa the employment security commission said Ray Camp, who is in charge of the commission s computer operations, said the commission offices we're closed
Christmas eve and Christmas, causing the three* to four-day delay in the check mailings He said another 12.(MMI unemployment checks were mailed on time last week
Camp said despite the New Year’s holiday, this week’s checks arc* expected to Ik* mailed on time.
He said the checks range from $20 to $8(1, averaging about $05 eac h
Snowmobilers Hurt In Separate Mishaps
LANSING — Twit snowmobilers were injured Monday in separate accidents near here
Thomas Troendle, 42, rural lansing, suffered chest and neck lacerations when his snowmobile went beneath a barbed wire fence. Ile was admitted to a Waukon hospital.
Donna Brown, Palos Heights, 111., suffered a broken hand when she fell off a snowmobile driven by her husband
LAFF - A - DAY
“I have the feeling your husband won’t be easy to find, ma’am ”
Ruling: Illegal Sell Any Type
DFS MOINES (UPI) - The Iowa supreme court Monday interpreted the state’s drug abuse* laws to mean that it is illegal to possess or sell any type of marijuana
Attorneys for Gary Cassady, 32, Altoona, argued before the court that Iowa law makes only one variety of marijuana, cannabis sativa I,., illegal He said some plant experts have said there arc* as many as five species of marijuana and not just one*.
Cassady earlier was charged on four counts of delivery of marijuana and one count of possession At his tonal the prosecution blocked Cassady’s attorney from bringing up that jnnnt and District Judge Waldo F Wheeler upheld the prosecution.
Wheeler’s ruling provided the basis for Cassady’s challenge to the high court, which said Monday that the Iowa legislature’s intent when it drafted drug statute's was to outlaw possession or sale of
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all species of marijuana.
The five-man court panel rejected Cassady s appeal, and Justice Mark McCormick said the question regarding different species of marijuana is “actually ac ademic” under Iowa law.
New Year’s Day Mail Services Announced
Cedar Rapids postmaster Charles Sc*da said Tuesday mail will be collected on New Year’s day from all airmail mail boxes (marked with a white* hip) and those* boxes with one or two white stars.
Only special delivery will be* made Wednesday.
Windows at both the main office and the First street station will be* closed New Year s day.
A variety of services will be* available on a 24-hour basis at the Lindale Plaza self-service center and from 5 30 a m. Wednesday to 12:30 a rn. Thursday the main office lobby.
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