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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8. Tile Cedar lipids Gazette: Th urs., Jail. 3, 1974 Energy Impact On (L K, Area Jobs Predicted Though the energy shortage I has not yet caused any major employment layoff? in the area, several firms in the Cedar Rapids area may be affected by the shortage in the near future, Courthouse News Three Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Charges Gerald D. Hepker, Norma J. I months on a charge of attempt-Arrington and Terry Barker ing to procure a prescription have been sentenced in Linn drug by fraud, deceit or misrep-district court on their guilty resentation. pleas to charges against them. Hie 20-year-old Cedar Rapids! the Iowa employment security *    *    *    (woman was accused of attempt- commission reported. Hepker •ecieved a suspended ing to procure a drug from a A commission report Thursday sentence of ten years in the pen-southeast Cedar Rapids drug predicted seasonal trends will itentiary at Ft. Madison and store Sept. 28 without a pre- find employment steady to de-was placed on probation on adscription, reduced charge of breaking and.    Recommendation entering. The 26-year-old Cedar Rapids man originally was accused of burglary in connection with a Feb. 18. 1973, breakin at a Cedar Rapids residence in which a $500 television set was supporting, stolen.    *    *    * Judge Louis Schultz said aj Barker received a sentence of condition of probation is that one year in the reformatory at Hepker continue a program of Anamosa on a    reduced    charge c^ne of    ^    workers    during    the counseling for alcoholism and 0f assault with    intent    to inflict month as    fall    harvest    was    comuse of a drug for treatment of great bodily injury.    pie ted. alcoholism.    ;    Originally    the    ‘23-year-old    Palo! Positive Strides    L-.-T---y i -  government and Judge James Carter said probation was granted on recommendation of the county attorney and to permit her to be with her children and become self- !dining during the first quarter of 1974. The unemployment rate in Linn county rose .3 percent during November to 1.9 percent, the commission said. The number of jobless workers increased from 1,300 in October to 1,500 in November. Saw Decline Agricultural jobs saw a de- Originally the ^year-old Palo man was accused of assault ® .    ■    .....    ,    ,    .employment. The judge said probation was, with intent to commit rape in manufacturine granted because the defendant connection with an April I in-1    b involving a WIN AT BRIDGE By Oswald & James Jacoby One of the many developments for the better in modern play is that defenders think more carefully about what card to lead during the play. Twenty-five years ago South would have had no trouble making his four spade contract against almost any defending players. He would win the heart lead with dummy’s ace; draw trumps and Jose the diamond finesse. Some East players would lead back partner's suit. After that friendly play South would be able to discard two of his clubs on dummy’s good diamonds and score an overtrick. V4CflRDJ5?/**44 NORTH 3 ♦ Ay 10 * A 7 4 ♦ AQ J 9 + 764 WEST (DI EAST 4 6 4 93 V QJ108632 ?K5 ♦ 75 ♦ K8642 + AQ IO + J 9 5 3 SOUTH 4 K J 8 7 5 4 2 r 9 ♦ 103 + K82 Both vulnerable West North Fast South 3f Double Pass 44 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead- -Q¥ found in retail trade Other non-industries re- . . ,    .    . ,    -.I    I ., . .    .    .    ,.    ., maincd stable from October to had demonstrated positive cident involving a 14-year-old November strides to attempt to complete a Cedar Rapids girl.    ‘    Manufaeturing    cmp|oyment in success a1 probation while on Judge Schultz recommended!^ decre‘scd from 25.100 pre-trial release and because of that the board of parole consul- .    ,,, 70 f rwnher ta Nn- the recommendation of the cr Barker for the earliest parole mbcr as about 6|)0 workcrs bureau of adult corrections.    permitted under its rules cons,s-;    invoIved in a ,abor. * *    *    tent with the defendant s behav-    ement dj ,e and (hc Mrs. Arrington received a tor. He said it appears from the f(^ — kindR„ manufacturing suspended sentence of six community court services re- 5e    drop-off    in employ- months in the county jail and port that Barker might do well mcnt    r    r    ‘ was placed on probation for 12 on parole.    pown The local unemployment rate is still behind last year’s rate of 2.5 percent when 2.000 workers were    unemployed, the report (said. The national unemployment Irate was 4.7 percent in No-I vember. Manufacturing of food and kindred products, construction, agricultural and retail trade will see declining employment because of seasonal trends, the commission predicted. Other industries in the area are expected to remain stable during the next three month period. More Workcrs Over the last year, 2.60(1 workers were added to the local employment ranks with manufacturing of machinery showing the largest increase since November of last year. All manufacturing industries’! average weekly earnings in-; creased from $198.19 to $199.22 from October to November, but average hourly earnings remained the same as the average weekly hours had shown a .2 hour increase. The bidding has been:    3 West North Fast    South Pass Pass lf    Pass 2f    Pass 3?    Pass 24 24 You, South, hold: 4K J65?2 4AQ10654K43 What do you do now? A — Bid three notrump. In npite of the fact that your partner appears to be very weak you do want to be in Kame. This bid allows him to bid four hearts if he w ishes to do so. TODAY’S QUESTION Instead of bidding three hearts your partner jumps to four hearts over your two spades. What do you do now ? Answer Tomorrow A better East player would see the need for a club shift and would automatically lead back the three spot. Fourth best was standard then; it is still standard now, but with exceptions. This hand represents one of the exceptions. 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