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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Council Talks Bus Service For Hiawatha The possibility of lins service for Hiawatha wars discussed Thursday night by the Hiawatha city council. I'M Begley of the regional transit authority spoke to the council on the coat of providing bus service Present cost is 65 cents per mile, but fuel prices are rising and new contracts must be negotiated with employes, he said. Begley said he does not have enough equipment to service Hiawatha and additional buses would be necessary. Government subsidies may be available for bus purchases. The council asked Begley to develop a proposal for potential service to Hiawatha for the council to consider. * * * An Iowa City planning firm, Powers, Willis, and Assoc., proposed a long-range planning study for the city costing between $12,500 and $16,500. The comprehensive community plan would assess the city’s problems, evaluate present facilities and develop a land-use policy, forecast growth, revise and update the planning and zoning regulations. The council took tile proposal under consideration. Two other firms have presented long-range planning proposals recently to the council. ★ * * City Atty. Clinton Moyer presented the council with the list of questions which will be asked of residents living in the 1-380 corridor. A citizens’ committee, formed to help fight the proposed route of 1-380 through the center of Hiawatha, will canvass residents living within I.OIH) feet of the proposed route. The survey will include questions on ownership and description of property in the corridor, fair market value, number and ages of residents, persons with respiratory diseases, their willingness to financially support opposition to 1-380, and the names of people contacted by the highway commission in regard to 1-380. The council also agreed to set up a meeting with Cedar Rapids officials to formally propose an alternate route to the highway commission. The commission agreed in November to restudy the route of 1-380 through Hiawatha if Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha can agree on an alternate. Cedar Rapids traffic engi-, neers have proposed a westerly route around Hiawatha, but the two cities have not formally approved it. * * * In other business, the council delayed action on the Quaas-Kainz addition sewer project until its next meeting. City engineers had proposed running the; sewers down the middle of the street, but residents told the, council they preferred having the sewers on their lot lines behind their houses because their present septic tanks are in their backyards The council postponed action until easements are granted by all property owners affected. A counter-bid of $55,000 from heirs of the Orville Quaas estate for land for a city park was; rejected. The council had sub-! mitted a bid of $38,500 for 22 acres of land north of Hiawatha elementary school. The council asked owners of the property lo submit another counter-offer. Donald Labs was re appointed Hiawatha lire chief for two years. A bid of $4,866.77 from Cedar Rapids Truck Center for a van to Im* used by the fire department as an emergency van was accepted. The council issued a class C beer permit and a cigaret permit to Ed’s Hiawatha A pro, ('euler Point road. Arab Papers Level Blast At Kissinger BEIIIUT (AP) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger’s remark that a continuation of tile Arab oil embargo must be regarded as blackmail has drawn predictably angry reactions in Hie Arab press. A columnist in the independent Beirut daily An Nahar said Arabs “are not expected to be frightened by the words and threats of the United States official.” The columnist, Michel Aboil Jawdeh, added that the Arabs should reply to Kissinger by accusing him of resorting to “verbal blackmail” against them. Jawdeh noted that oil is the main weapon the Arabs have in their diplomatic battle in the Middie East aimed at recovering Arab land captured by Israel in 1967. The left-wing daily Al Yoni said Kissinger has either forgotten or is pretending to forget that the lifting of the Arab oil embargo against the U. S. depends on Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territory and the* restoration of the rights of die Palestinian people. “How much have these two conditions been realized to justify a lifting of the oil embargo, or to provide evidence of a clear change in American policy?” the paper asked. Another leftist paper, Al Shaab, accused the American secretary of state of “insolence and arrogance” for resorting to tile language of threats and warnings. “Such empty threats will not move a hair on the head of any Arab official who takes pride in his nationalism and dignity,” the paper said. The Communist daily Al Nida carried a front page editorial saying Kissinger’s remarks “were not only a form of blackmail in themselves, but also part of repeated arrogant threats made by the U. S. against the Arabs.” $456,615 Suit Gunman's Hostages Freed Group: Medicaid Over Fatality To U.S. Court The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., Feb. 8.    1071 After Killing of Policemen FFu"dH    NeW    Safety    RuleS »,.Ti«,n hi’. - . . - In Wake of Sao Paulo Fire Snow Prevents Nixon Checkup WASHINGTON (AP)— President Nixon headed for the naval hospital in suburban Bethesda, Md., Friday for a psysieal Checkup, but traffic tieups caused by the snowstorm forced him to return to the White j House without reaching his des- < dilation. This marked the second post- j porn merit of his yearly check-up He had been scheduled to have it Dec. 15 but postponed it. Aides said at tile tune he did so to devote time to the energy crisis. Damage Is Minor In Iowa City Fire IOWA CITY — Little Caesar’s | pizza parlor sustained damage! to a storage room as a result of a fire Thursday evening. A lighted cigaret evidently thrown in a trash container caused the container to erupt in flames, firemen said. The flames were fed a nearby 15-gallon container of cooking oil. Except for minor smoke damage. the fire was confined to the storage area. A $465,615 lawsuit involving the 1972 death of a Dyersville man following a car train accident has been transferred to Cedar Rapids federal court. Harlan Beckett, Dyersville, [originally tiled the suit. in Dubuque county district court. He is administrator of the estate of Samuel Peter Beckett, who was killed Jan. 17, J972, in a crash involving his ear and an Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Co. train at a Dyersville intersection. Beckett seeks the money from the railway, claiming it was negligent by; Not having a proper sign or signal device warning of the! crossing. Not sounding a whistle to | warn of the approaching train. I Allowing the train to travel faster than the 35 mph train | speed limit in Dyersville. The suit seeks $462,965 for the! Beckett estate in lost earnings, medical, hospital, ambulance | and funeral expenses and interest. Another $2,650 is sought for; the ear which was demolished! in the accident. The railway asked for the transfer to federal court, claiming a conflict between residents of different states is involved as its main offices are in Chicago. More Civilians Named Iowa Driver Examiners DES MOINES - In a continuing effort to increase the number of state patrol troopers on Iowa highways, six more drivers license examiner posi-t i o n s , presently filled by troopers, have been opened to civilians, according to the Iowa public safety department. Five of the positions, Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Mason City, Dewitt, and Cedar Falls, have been filled, with an examiner still to be hired for Waterloo. The public safety department was given the authority to replace the uniformed examiners with civilians by the General Assembly in 1971. Since that time, the department has replaced 23 of the 28 uniformed examiners across the state with; civilians. The five remaining! troopers will be replaced with civilians by next year. Those recently hired by the department, and currently undergoing training, include: Christine Johnson. 21, of .Mason City, will be the drivers license examiner at Mason City and Clarence Van Deusen, 51, of Bellevue will be the civilian examiner based at Dewitt. OAKLAND, Calif (AP) A man who described himself as a “black god” has been booked for investigation of murder in Hie shooting deaths of two Oakland policemen inside a crowded junior high school. After shooting the policemen Thursday, the man took a woman and child ii o s t a g c in his nearby apartment, He was shot in the abdomen by dfliecrc who seized him and freed the hostages, Deputy Police Thomas Donohue said. John Richards, 24, was booked at a local hospital where he was reported in fair condition, As he was carried from his apartment on a stretcher, Richards told police and newsmen, “You have killed me. You are white devils and I am a black god.” Oakland police officers David T. Marks, 26, and David J. Branhan, 29, were killed with Marks’ own gun inside James Madison junior high school after! they responded to reports of a disturbance there. Donohue said Marks and Power Outage Branhan found Richards brandishing a gun in the main hall-1 way, which was, filled youngsters returning to class after lunch. The officers subdued Richards and took him into a conference room for ques 11 o n i n g , but he apparently wrested Marks’ gun away and shot both men through the head, Donohue said. Richards left Marks’ gun on a table and fled through the ) — A con- SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) funds may be used to pay for a Mayor Miguel Colasuonno puh-trip to Hawaii for 120 members lished an emergency decree of the Michigan Nursing Home Friday imposing new fire safe- surners group charges Medicaid vvl 1 funds mav ho used to pay for a necessity to introduce new requirements” for security the dec ree said. The mayor has said a proposed reform to Sao Assn. who plan to hold an edu-ity standards on Sao Paulo con- Paulo’s 40 year old cational workshop there.    struction. It took effect, one A flyer discussing the seminar wc0*< a^(‘r **lc *^re *n ^ on “fiscal manag( ment of nurs s,0^y Cresiful bank building in ing homes in the computer age” which MO persons were killed, urges nursing home administra-    (Colasuonno took the adion tors to “imagine eight swinging C(>nsif^ring that it is of urgent building the city Chief school playground to hfe nearby    days    of fun and sun. apartment, taking the woman Charles Chomet, executive and child with him, Donohue director o Ct ./cs for Better Graduates    were    unable    to    rescue said. He held them inside his (.are, said Thursday he saw _ survivors    from the roof until apartment and refused entreat-, tauting swinging about the posj    after the    flames died down ICS to Hive himself up to police ability 'hat Medicaid which «ir st i»M nee .Ankeny,    ^    f h who quickly surrounded the pays nursing home care for low Ah , t Parc"ts llvc dt mule one,    material    and building.    income persons, may foot par. ^ar » was among those    ^ • J Finally, two officers donned I °f the $J10-per-person bill.    6    ,.    .    ..    .    The    decree    also    requires    new armored vests and broke into A state health department of-|Ufir    nQma WQC nrniHa/1    buildings    to have automatic code will be sent to council soon. The emergency decree requires new buildings over 115 feet high to have roof platforms able to protect building occupants in case of fire and to support the weight of helicopters. graduated from the University ; of Northern Iowa in January. Her name was omitted from an earlier listing carried by The Gazette. the apartment. They freed the tidal admits Medicaid has been two hostages unharmed and I used to pay for seminars if par-captured Richards, who wasjticipants can “document the J fdiot when he drew a gun, Dono- fact that this was of some bene-! hue said.    fit to patients.” Charles Harrnon, executive    „    4    , Schueiler,    Former    direetA.r of the nursing home    as    ST. I-OI.'IS IAP) Apian has    4'’"tfLnroonoom'lMir'Mch satiation, says the seminar    will    been proposeel that would enable    "dVe    a    fireproof    loom on    each Dubuque Mayor, Dies hf, a “,rnat#. educational    ex-[protesting students at Concordia    ,ioor-    *    tlf‘ bank    building DUBUQUE (UFI) — Services perience” for the group which I Lutheran seminary here to con-j are scheduled here Saturday for] will leave on the trip Tuesday. hnue their education while! Plan Alternate School For Striking Students sprinkler devices for- putting out fires, fireproof stairwells and elevator shafts, and fire hydrants at a distance of ’about IOO feet from each other. Office buildings of more than The bank building that burned had none of these safety features. illness. He was 70. Schueiler, who died Wednes- former Dubuque mayor I^eo N. t Schueiler, who died at a Dull! Iow<a City t>,j(iu(“ h°sp*tai a!,(>r a ,,‘nk,ti>y Affects U. I. IOWA CITY — Approximately half of the University of Iowa] buildings were without power Thursday afternoon due to a power outage. Lights went out briefly citywide at 3:26 p.m. At about the same time, the University hospitals, main library, the Old He said each nursing home n?amta'n!n«tho,r moratorium of administrator will decide in. classes at the seminary. dependently whether to bill Me- Dr Kobert Bcrtram' sPokes' dicaid. man for the faculty majority ilTsaid the group normally!which “ als,°. Probing the jus-; day at a hospital here, was also | conducts seminars in Michigan, I f"810" ^"cordia President former chairman of the Dubu-!but “let’s face it Hawaii is    Tietjen,    announced    the que county board of super- fun’>» ' '    ’    program    for an alternate school visors.    j    ______ Wednesday night. Schueiler, who resigned as    T    p , it    ^1(‘    proposal,    he said, is an chairman of the county board    p    rnor,lJ    •    attempt on the part of the facul- on Dec. 31 because    of    ill health,! WASHINGTON (AP)    — The    ty majority to insure that the served as mayor    in    1954    and    air force has given top    budget I striking students can complete continued as a councilman    until    priority to a program to    develop    academic requirements during 1961.    the Bl strategic bomber.    the winter and spring quarters. He was elected to fill an unex-| the Ft Owe jtif Hove lo bo Mother's Day to Out A Fruit l<nk*t fhty it Tho Settled Gift! .. Anytimo HEAPING % PECK .....$3.50 HEAPING Vt PECK .....$6.50 HEAPING FULL PECK ... $9.00 Gift ceto wrapped t o Choory boof. F roo Dill vary lo E * hor Hor pit ill DALE’S FRUIT MARKET 3331 Conter Pf. Rd Mf    m 9    3314    Open    f to 6 / Days W board of I Waterloo Man Faces Independence Charges Capitol area, all dormitories jred (crm on west of the river and other ** Jupervhori and a fou tered U. of I. buildings expert-; (oJm .    19?()    | cnced outages varying from five Amons survjvors are ,w0 to 45 minutes.    sons, the Rev. LaVern Schueiler Emergency power sources L, Dr Thomas Schucller ^ quickly rectified the situation at of , jdf, University hospitals.    _________________________ A major burn operation, neuro-surgery and a splenectomy were being performed at the University hosptials when the outage occurred. But, emer- INDEPENDENCE — Richard gency power sources went into G. Holmes, 20 of Waterloo, ap-action immediately and the peared in magistrate’s court operations proceeded on sched- here Thursday for preliminary u|e.    .    arraignment on three forgery Mercy hospital in Iowa City counts, also resorted to emergency He is accused of forging three power during the outage.    checks    totaling    $115. Holmes The outage resulted when was arrested Thursday in Wa-Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric terloo on other forgery charges. Co. was testing for a loose con-1    - nection.    Killed    in    Crash The company leases a wire to hardy (AP)-Paul Ernst,! large segments of the U. of I- 22, Renwick, was killed when campus. According to Thomas!his car ran off a blacktop road Hoogerwerf, supervisor for and overturned in a ditch three Iowa-IIlinois, a neutral i>ower miles north of Hardy. His body wire came into contact with two was discovered in the wreckage live wires, causing two circuits by a school bus driver early! to relay out.    Friday. 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