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Trucking Shutdown Spreads; Jobs Cut
(Continued from Page I.) monly made by attorneys representing the state of Iowa, and I feel properly made.
By Judy Daubenmeir
The shutdown of independent truckers in Cei'ar Rapids spread Tuesday as one truck firm shut down operations and another curtailed operations.
Herald Smith, president of
down are being felt in other areas of the Cedar Rapids economy, such as the lay-off Friday of 150 employes in the livestock slaughter areas of Wilson Co., Inc.
no reason for the jury seeking a special prosecutor.
Eads mentioned the possibility of a special prosecutor a month ago when the grand jury was unable to get a copy of the transcript from an assistant county attorney.
Monday afternoon after tilt' shot and killed the fire chief of matter of the special prosecutor ||)ls t>ast Tcxas (own al1(,
was concluded Faches asked to ... ... f
, , , ....... wounded two ol his men before
speak to one of the jurors outside the courtroom. dawn tuesday, officers said.
Chief Killed, 2 Other Firemen Hit by Gunman
Cl \DEWATKII, Texas (Alc A gunman hiding in a tavern
Upper Iowa Legislation To Be Asked
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By Ken Sullivan
DES MOINES Legislation will be sought by the Iowa eon nervation commission iii its vt-
Dale Reiser, Dorchester, a spokesman for the Upper Iowa River Preservation Assn., said it is “the commission’s respon-
“And I and my staff would feel bound to honor such commitments. I would want the understanding at the outset, such commitments would be honored
whether there is proper authori-1 Heck, returned to the courtroom (call about 2:30 a rn. from a! the commission Tuesday F o r r e s t My kleby, general tv or not, if we are involved."
Alter he and the furor, George firemen said they received a preparations was .submitted to
percent of the property in
fixed before a designation eau lie acquired.
“Such a designation." Sehnepf
said, “may well result in na iSjf,jiffy to determine if ibis (the
forts to develop portions of the ll()llid publk.ily „nd ............ ; ,owa shou|d pf0.
Upper Iowa river as a scenic use pressures not compatible M
waterway. with the resource. |vlde nnt'aUm to ,,"dlS «
Ail informational report on "Therefore the staff rceom- lor the nation. I feel ii should be
progress of Upper Iowa river mends at this time against seek- j0, iowans.”
Cedar Rapids .Steel I ransport, manager, said the plant has Turner told about his unsliced Tuesday, "We’re not mov- rcduced outpuf betwcen 40 and cessful attempt to get a bill
mg a wheel. We had some per-, .. , T, passed to authorize Immunity
ishablc freight on hand Monday poi ct nt this week I he tm- proseout|on
that we are getting rid of. The ployes not laid off are working jje reca|jed a murder case in
trucks went out to Denver and minimum hours, not full days polk county in which the county
Chicago but they will be coming “Th0 chances arc, unless attorney promised immunity
back empty.” there is an improvement in thejto one person to get a conviction
Smith said his drivers feared transportation system, there (of another. That murder would
violence from independent verv possibly could be further not have been solved without
drivers trying to shut down the reductions in employment at the granting immunity, he said.
trucking industry to protest high end of the week.” Mykleby said “We honored the county attor-
fucl prices and low rates. URS r “We are regulating production 'n e y ’ s commitment iii that
employes arc members of the S() Wo don't overproduce We ease.” Turner said "Whether it
Faches said an “important mat man who said the tavern, Bet-1 -ferry Sehnepf of the commis- it infill, it vvou ii (hiss ) 1 < cr ic national 10111 ter has come up. door po Heck , • ,,, ,, sion said legislation needed in- conlinuc with a preplan OI Iola i( wfls sen(ljll(, ..
wishes lo speak to the conn ‘L,L ’ ,. I dudes: acquist toil, ass ti til n g open ahcad #f Sen jHSep
' Hie minor blaze was extm-1 • - t.. i». ..........
about a most urgent matter. "..... | Appropriation of open space “
“It should not be made public «uiahed qmck,y and ,hen a man'j funds; designation of the public appropriated.
record It may be prejudicial, wlm firemen said had apparent-1 right to flowing water, intended
because of adverse publicity.” ly been hiding inside, began fir-1 lo clarify the right to canoe or
The jury then was dismissed ling at them. , boat through private property,
for the day and Eads, Faches1 Fire Chief Harold Potts fell 1 he authority to condemn for
and Heck conferred privately dead Fireman James Smith. 21. j Par,laI intercst 'J1 laad‘ and ,m:
Eads said Tuesday no action alumped to lhc ground, a 5u,,et ^mentation of the critical
was being taken in connection in his head. Fireman Mike Can-1areas act whlch would en
ing national designation.
“If the proposed legislation is 20 YEARS AGO The Delimit would be possible to cra»jc national committee said
‘truth kits" Joseph McCarthy I (R-Wfs. I to editors and party workers in the cities along his speaking route.
funding continues to be
“ll open space funding is also rejected by the legislature, the commission staff recommends that the governor ask the federal government to proceed with acquisition development and ad-
with the Hock matter, which ho „„„ 27 hinted back after a bul- the sl‘lle 10 <tewh,P Propost.ls to ministration of the Upper
let grazed his shoulder Pr0,<'cl arpl,s of cri,lcal conc,'rn
described as confidential.
“Tho drivers arc refusing to run. We would allow any of them to run if they wanted to,” .Smith said.
CRST’s deliveries east of Chicago were shut down ten days
arc able to move what we pro-; was right or wrong, he rep-1 duce.” \resented the state of Iowa.”
Livestock buying has also The grand jury requested the been sharply curtailed at Wit- special prosecutor late Monday son's. * j afternoon after spending about1
cu ■ three hours with County Atty.
rood Situation Faches Monday morning con-|
Bill Robbins, branch manager cerning the investigation, ago because of violence in Ohio 0f |bc jyjash pjncb warehouse,; The jury dealt with unrelated)
and Pennsylvania. Some essen-;sajd warehouse is receiving matters in the early part of the
iud loads were sent to Maine, j fewer deliveries from Chicago afternoon.
Massachusetts and New Vork.and F.ast, but has about ai About 4:30 p.m. the jury went by way of Canada. One CRST (Wq_ three-week supply of:from behind its closed doors! driver based in Richmond. \ a., items on hand right now. into open court with Judge
reported Monday lie was shot at He expects supplies of meat Eads. The judge said the jury
in Pennsylvania. and fresh fruits from Florida! foreman and one other juror
Surprised and California will shrink by the had requested to talk with him
“Pm surprised they were so end ,^lc wce^ because of the and that they had then talked in
effective," Smith continued. tr^kin8 s^u,d^n- .chambers.
“Ifs pure fear. The truckers are Officials of the Standard ii Report Asked
better organized than I thought c°; !ermma. ,n North ' ,h"rK' they would be. They’ve got the *uppI,e* ***
J \ DftntHe oiotiAno tnlrlT
other truckers scared/
Smith agreed not to ship any more freight Monday when he attempted to lead a caravan of
The gunman ran from the as designated by the govern- j()Wa genera| assembly
Man Siphoning Gas building and into nearby woods, „ , , List year appropriated $150,(
Dies as Fumes Explode
MIAMI (AP) — A man died inday o mrs ct
siphoning gasoline from a can
where he was being sought.
In his summary, Sehnepf re- for acquisition of property In
minded commissioners that the tvvo designated areas along the
YEARS AGO - German departm.ent of ,he m.lenor ,n Upper Iowa.
Sunday of burns suffered when troops were reported still in pos- said n/uS. °/ ° ! l)!.H * The tvvo designated areas con-fumes exploded while he was session of the main part of the Jovva rlver exhibits e char at- tain a |()ta| 0f 4 993 acres. The
:an Italian town of Cassino and ter,st,cs necessary to become a state has acqujrctj 76a ucrcs to
into his car. were holding the Americans to part of . na w an (Me at a cost of $125,100.
Police said Alejandro Prieto,) the outskirts. scenic river systems. If open space funds arc again
27. was burned over 80 percent ; It recommended that the appropriated, the state will con-
of his body when a gas hot Want ads will help you find Upper Iowa lie administered tinue to acquire properly from
water heater in his garage ignit- lost items, use them tor quick by the state. However, the willing sellers in these two
cd the gasoline fumes. results! Dial 398 8234. I public must control HO to 85 areas.
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to Cedar Eads then asked the county at- j
Rapids stations, told The Gazette; torney to report on the grand
about 50 percent of the fermi-1 jury’s wishes.
Inal’s drivers are refusing to Faches said the grand jury,
run. had expressed to him through
..Mir Deliveries are still being his assistant that the jurors
innn h h nrntpst r ii <4i i niMe but will take longer with “feel that in the interest of all
Slopped bv protesters. He md fewcr drjvm Somf fj„*jng fla. concornod. myse„ and lhe
tions were running low on gas, grand jury, that they request a
or completely out of regular special prosecutor be appointed.
stopped bv protesters. he is sympathetic to plight.
Officials of Western Transport Co. said few drivers are working, particularly over the road drivers who own their own tractors. Company officials refused to indicate How many drivers were not working out of sympathy with the truck stoppage.
Shots Fired at Truck of CRST
“In our informal conversation I indicated the attorney general might be the proper person. I believe that is what the grand jury wants.
“The county attorney wants to
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ALBIA (AP) — A truck driver join in the motion for a special for the Cedar Rapids Steel prosecutor, (or the attorney gen-;
” _ Tenncnnrt rv a u. era! or an assistant.”
A meeting Monday night be- Gasport Co. said Tucsdav he Thp asRed cach juror
(ween Briggs Transportation was shot at while returning to)whether Faches’ statement was Co. employes and protesting his home. correct, and each said it was.
drivers did not succeed in Ed Hiemstra, 37. Ollie, said Faches declined to elaborate shutting that firm down, as the incident occurred about Tuesday on the jury’s reasons, the firm was reported Tuesday eight miles ea*t of Albia on U.S. for seeking a special prosecutor' morning to be running as usual. 34 He said three bullets struck'heyond his statement in court Jerry Murphy, 1217 K street the cab of his truck. One shat-1 that they felt it was “in the in-1 SW, who has been active in the tered the windshield on the pas- terest cf all concerned, mvsclf
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truck stoppage, told The Ga- senger’s side of the cab. zcttc, “The company guys don't want lo run. They're forced to run. They either run or they don't have a job. There s nothing we can do about it. and nothing they can do about it.
“We’re going to continue to shut down and continue to try to shut down the companies that don’t want to, but we re not going to use force on them,”
Murphy said "How long this is going to drag on is anybody’s guess.”
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Tl*e county attorney said he did not feel he should try to speak for the jury.
He declined to comment on: whether he had acceded to the1 jury's request while he was on vacation last month that it be given a copy of the transcript of his investigation, the questioning of 55 witnesses under oath.
Judge Eads said he did not know whether the transcript has been or will be turned over to the jury. He said he was given
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