Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Th© Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Jan. 4. 1974
- Photo bv Ray Locka
IT might appear the gasoline shortage has caused this Independence gas station to switch to pumping soft drinks, but actually the pump just seemed a good place to put the advertising sign.
Iowa Gas Price Tops 50 Cents
By Charles Roberts
Associaltd Press Writer
The cost of getting around by car in Iowa took a giant leap upward this week as service station dealers charged as much as 54.9 cents per gallon of gasoline.
Prices across the state increased Thursday by as much as 7.8 cents per gallon, as Associated Press survey showed.
“It’s the most vicious thing ever perpetrated on the American public,” Gulf Service Station Operator Herb Bergstrom, Newton, said of the price rises.
‘‘There is a lot of skulduggery involved,” he added.
The highest price charged for a gallon of gasoline was 54.9 cents for premium fuel at a Standard Oil station in Des;
But in Rock Island, IU., across the Mississippi river from Davenport, motorists were asked to pay 56.9 cents per
gallon of premium.
Prices in the Davenport area one Storm Lake station rivaled ^ ^
advanced as much as 7.8 cents the highest price charged in Des ch‘””ed ^ the slaying appeared
per gallon for lead-free gaso- Moines. line. The top price was 52.7 Dealers in major brands at
cents. Regular grade fuel in- Sioux City boosted prices as mo(j()ns were argue(j
creased 6.8 cents to 50.7 cents. muc^ as six cents per gallon, to mnt:nn
A Standard Oil dealer in Dav- a high of 52.9 cents. ju^8e overruled a motion
enport Joseph Goebel said re- At Don Krueger's Standard Oil to throw out information filed
enport, Josepn Got Dei, said re Moines the Wlth the court by the Lyon
tail gasoline prices have jumped station rn West Des Moines, ^ ^ ,lttnrnpv Thp ripfpn<!p
ll cents per gallon in the one top price wa. also 52.9 cents.
year his station has been in “it doesn’t seem to hurt
operation. business right now,” said
The lowest price he has Krueger, “but I don’t know
charged in his IO years of ser- what will happen in the long
Vice station work was 30.9 cents, run.”
sa^’ When confronted with the ris
ing cost of fueling a car, motorists ‘‘just shake their heads,”
At independent stations in Al- and evidence. He will rule on gona, prices had risen to as that matter next Wednesday.
“They ■!*> Phone on cc- much as 50.3 cents per gallon Appearing in court were Allen
camion, Goebel said. ‘I rn In Clinton and Spencer, the - g * D w F 24
«**»* “ keeps Price rise was not as dramatic ?he tl;ird'brother, Jamef, 2\. is
the dealers in line. as elsewhere. Motorists were ,e() jn sioux FalIj on another
Some gasoline pumps are set paying a top of 49.9 cents. charge
dealer, say. So th. higher rales A business mars from Habra. ■ o( lhc
Best Iowa View of Kohoutek Due Jan. IO
By Charles I). Schoffner DES MOINES (UPI) - A Drake university astronomer said Thursday Iowans can now see the comet Kohoutek in the evening sky on a clear night, but the best viewing will come next week.
Dr. Philip Riggs also said that although the comet won’t be as bright as previously expected, it will be “a real spectacle.”
Riggs said the comet is now visisble at twilight in the southwestern sky although Iowans probably won’t be able to see the tail yet. He said Kohoutek. named for the
Court Okays Investigation Of 4 Slayings
ROCK RAPIDS (AP) - A dis-
— trict court judge has approved a
dard service station reflected defense motion to hire an inves-
the price hike. Regular was sell- tigator to look into the Nov. 17
ing for 49.9 cents and premium shotgun slayings of four South
for 53.9 cents a gallon Thursday. _ . .
b Dakota teenagers.
Price Is 53.9 Judge Edward Kennedy grant-
At a top of 53.9 cents per ed the motion Thursday in Rock gallon of premium, prices at
Czech astronomer who discovered the comet, will be “roughly below and a bit to the right of Jupiter and Venus.”
Venus, the second planet from the sun aud closest planet to earth, is the brightest “star” in the southwestern sky and Jupiter Is the fainter “star” to the left. Kohoutek will have a brightness equal to that of Jupiter, Riggs said.
After Jan. IO
“It will be a real spectacle even though it won’t be as bright as anticipated,” Biggs said. “Now is the time to start looking for it, in the twilight.”
Riggs said he has tried several times to spot the comet but was unsuccessful because of cloudy skies.
The Drake professor said the best time for Iowans to view the comet will be ofter Jan. IO when it moves closer to Venus and Jupiter. City lights will Interfere with viewing the tail, he said, and the best view will be in the open country.
Riggs said the head of the comet, which scientists say resembles a “dirty snowball,” will look like a star with a “fuzzy appearance.” The tail will be dimmer but can be
.seen clearly in the open country, he said.
Riggs said the head of a comet is composed of mostly ice and dust picked up in outer space. He said one of the reasons Kohoutek isn’t living up to expectations is because of varying degrees of compaction of the nucleus and differing amounts of dust in the head.
He also said Kohoutek apparently has more dust than most comets and this may b e preventing The evaporation of ice, which would make it less bright than expected.
“It Isn’t surprising that Ho* houtck isn’t living up to expectations,” Biggs said. “Comets arc individuals. You can predict their paths but not their behavior with any assurance.”
Riggs said Kohoutek appears to be a “virgin” comet, meaning it is making its first pass around the sun. Because of its erratic behavior, he said it will be almost impossible to predict when it will return again.
Riggs said most comets with long orbits, which Kohou-tck seems to have, won t make repeat trips for 10,000 or even IO million years.
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William has been named group commander of the Iowa State university air force ROTC cadet corps. He is a cadet colonel. Cadet Second Lt. U I. Observatory Robert Shaeffer of Oelwein
Opened to Public For Comet View
IOWA CITY — University of I Iowa officials have announced; they will open the university’s observatory so the public may
view the comet Kohoutek. T]pT0N _ u wjese of
The observatory, located ui Bennett Thursday was named
the physics building on campus chairman of the Cedar county
will be open Friday through board of supervisors.
was named administrative officer.
Wiese To Head Cedar's Board Of Supervisors
in district court but did not enter pleas as several defense
DAVID FRYER, 24, (left) and his brother, Allen, 30, charged in the Nov. 17 shotgun slayings of four Sioux Falls, S.D., teenagers, in a northwest Iowa park, are shown outside Lyon county district court in Rock Rapids Thursday.
county attorney. The defense claimed the information, which was used to bring the cases directly to district court without a preliminary hearing, did not meet certain requirements of state law.
Board Election Set For Amana Schools
The Internal Revenue Service — charged with uncovering price gouging — has checked Goebel’s station four times in three months.
Leach To Seek First District
... k I J ^MANA — The Amana Com-
Republican Nod munity school district will elect
DAVENPORT — A former board directors March 4.
state department employe, Nomination papers presently
took under ad- James A S. Leach, 31, of Daven- *** Available at the hoard sec-daman,) , , .. retary s office and require sig-
:port, Friday announced his can-.natures of ten or more qualified
votens. Filing deadline is Jan.
Kennedy visement a that the prosecution produce certain documents, records
The district’s voters on Nov.
Named at Rowley
ROWLEY (UPI) - The Eastern Iowa community of Rowley is still without a permanent mayor two months after the election.
Former Mayor Dick Ague was re-elected on a write-m basis last November but he has told the city council that he wouldn’t
The hours are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Entrance to the observatory is at the east end of the seventh floor of the physics building. In addition to the usual large telescopes in the observatory, the
In other action, the board approved the proposed articles of agreement for the Region 8 planning unit and passed a resolution aimed at restricting fuel use by county vehicles.
The board set Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. as the time for four newspapers seeking to become official county papers to present certified lists of subscribers.
didacy for the Republican no
must be figured on half-gallon ka who stopped in Clinton said ,m, liuiucu_y iui wrc jvcDuutaan uu-i - .
increments, times a factor of he was not worried about high t . , . t ^ ( mutation for First district con- Schuerer of East Amana,
two. prices. He said he has not WOO,OOO bond each Marion Zierold of South Amana,
A station in Fort Dodge in-j slowed to the recommended top The bodies of the four Sioux
creased its prices to a top of speed of 55 miles per hour, and Falls boys, ages 14 to 18, were
52.9 cents per gallon of pre- has no intention of doing it- found Nov. 18 rn a relatively
mium gasoline. Dealers in other
26. voted 113 to 6 to elect direc- accept the position.
t°rsh at large rather than from ^ latest council meeting,
each village. Ague was sworn in as a mat-
Currently serving as directors a for formalj bu( la(er (o|d
are Oren Hagen of Homes ca , tbe councd be still won't take president; David Ahrens of the . b
J™®' Raymond Berger of ^ council named Kenneth Middle Amana; Leroy <**“*£ Nielson as temporary mayor
until a permanent mayor can
.of West Amana
Leach, also is a former dele- an^ C arroll Zuber of Dig h gate to the U.N. General Assem- ^mana-
.... bly and the Geneva Disar-
q „.____ „...w The traveler said his company secluded Iowa state park about mament conference, is pres- Schulze Elected by
brands said they expected to pays him 12 cents for each mile 10 miles southeast of Sioux jdent pia^g^ Companies, raise their prices soon. he drives — and his car Falls. The brothers were arrest- jnc a pr0pane marketing corn
in Cedar Rapids, one Stan-averages 21 miles per gallon. ec* Without J'fslstaJlce at * eir
three homes Nov. 29.
Fatal Farm Mishap
REDDING (AP) - James Zuber, 19, rural Adel, has been killed while working on the Jack Benton Supervisors and Craig Elliott farm. Zuber
suffocated while installing a
VINTON — The Benton coun
Senate Secretary, Chief Clerk Pay Fuss Settled
DES MOINES - A squabble Harbor told the
»»• J-J i n „ a t . breather bag in a grain storage
Hls candidacy fills a void left; ty board of supervisors has ^ the farm
Pay Boosts in
I when State Rep. John Clark (Reelected Clarence Schulze as I [Keokuk) announced last Dec.5lchairman of lhc to sue-—. a r , tie *was withdrawing from the
Buchanan Sat Republican race because he is cee(1 Lorenz Fett- The c air-
INDEPENDENCE The Bu- unwilling accept campaign imanship is changed every year.
rhanan rmmtv board of nmer- contributions from out-of-state Kenneth Ross was reappoint-, committee . ... , , ,, . j ‘sources or special interested to the Benton county board;
over salary raises for the chief that he had made six “non par- vis0rs ls "ee a,J nze p y _ s af health; Thomas Reisser was
clerk of the Iowa house and sec-tisan” speeches around the ra^sucf Leach declared he will accept appointed to replace Everett
university has arranged for a number of smaller telescopes of Drily I bree papers can be so sufficient power to observe designated. phenomena Present official papers are the
According to John Neff, a* Tlp,on Advertiser and Censer-• b e c tiKireir’c vative, North Cedar Press and
Professor , thp the West Branch Times. The
lrV^w Yah mioht inst be bowden News also is seeking naked eye. You might just be d } ti
able to observe it with binocu- tna designation.
lars if you knew exactly where I Jwai J^ged rom . , J J the first Monday of the month to
0 the first Monday or Thursday
following the fifth day of the
Appointments included: Conservation board, Mike Pet-tinger, West Branch; soldiers TIPTON — Russell Scott sub- relief, Glen Radford. West mitted his resignation as city Branch; board of health, Dr.
coordinator Thursday evening Walter Kopsa of Tipton and Don
Irey of Clarence; and airport
City Coordinator In Tipton Resigns
to the city council meeting.
Scott, who has held the post for nearly six years, will operate a new restaurant he and Glenn Eaton are building here.
No replacement was named immediately. The council went into executive session to discuss city employe wages, but results of the meeting will not be announced until Monday night’s council meeting.
zoning board, Don Armstrong.
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retary of the senate was ironed state during the legislative in-out 'hiursday by a legislative terim, but refused to commit committee which endorsed an- himself to the chief clerk post bual wage increases for the two throughout the 1974 session. He state employes.
Seven members of the legisla
te following received annual, ^ ,
salary increases: Randall Mur- n0 contributions above $<)<>0 and dock. county engineer, $19,000 to ,from out-of-state sources. $20,250; Walter Osterhaus, assis- He alfn Pronused that to m‘
indicated that he would drop the candidacy, I shall shortly make
sure openess on the part of my
post for a political candidacy if
seven mernDers 01 me icgibia- k— tenLarnD
five staff and salaries study a lucrative enough opportunity M ^ committee recommended that occurred, both Chief Clerk William Har- Brown- "ho alo"g with Har
bison and Patricia Baldridge j will fill the unexpired term of Jim Gordon. Terms on the board; of health are for three years, j Members serving on the coun-'.nrvpv ” n'artv ^ rh’ipf public my personal assets and ty welfare board are Supervisor* to $10 KB Marvin Hay lax relurns for thc P3*1 thref SOrS SchU,Ze and H°pC R°Sm'
$9,806 to $10,688, Marvin Hay _— ,, and Ruby Murphy from Belle
“go Plaine, all for one-year terms.
maintenance superin-! years-
Dom Gruel Gierx william nar- «•««••» "•*« "*»* tendent $10 460 to $11 402- Ed Dc30*1 saia ne vvou,a
bor and Senate Secretary Ralph bor because of an error last '_ ' ' ' $8877 . beyond the disclosure require- ,, ,
Brown be given $20,000 annual >'ear >s on|y authorized to stay ' ’ ’. melds of the law” by reporting 20 YEARS AGO - Mrs Loon-
sa1 aries for their full-time jobs. on the state payroll until Jan. 6. 'ns<*c ail contributions regardless of afd Cloud, one of eight Czechs
Harbor now receives $19,00(1 and sait* he would work the full 1974 ^ K-ithv Hersom score- amounts- 0 escaped from their home-
Brown $17,000. ***<>"' ^-'b^kkeeocr $ 5^15^0 Thc First dlStrict SCal pre‘ M preV‘°US JU'y 3
An attempt to raise the sal* other action, the committee ^ aries of Harbor and Brown in defeated a motion by Sen. Min- L, K0uriv Dav ra$e 0r no
the 1973 session died out in the in the secondary road
heavy pack of legislation when ‘."f il^t department was raised from a
for some 240 secretaries, clerks J %2 % (o ^
and ranged to a high of from $3.42 to $3.73 for those at the top of the pay scale.
The courthouse and county
pre-j land inc previous sently is held by a Democrat, homemade tank, spoke of her Rep. Edward Mezvinsky, Iowa experiences to the Cedar Rapids City. I Rotarians.
and other staff personnel ployed by the legislature.
Man Gets Five-Year
legislation house Republicans held out for a higher wage for Harbor, a former speaker of the house.
Both men were questioned by the committee after Rep. Dale Cochran (D-Eagle Grove), the house minority leader, pointed
out that Harbor’s office hours IOWA CITY — Phillip Ray board $40 per month pay raise,
and political appearances have Birkestrand Thursday was sen- which reflected an increase of
an unusual pattern. It enc cd to an indeterminate about 9 percent.
Cochran voted against raising term not to exceed five years on -..................—......
the salaries after questioning a drug charge Harbor about the clerk’s work Birkestrand was arrested
hours and outside activities. Nov. 30f 197^ after a search of
Seven others on the legislative his residence here allegedly staff and salaries study com- turned up a quantity of mari-mitte endorsed the pay raises juana
Thursday. Judge James Carter sen-
The full house will decide on fenced him after he was convicted in a jury trial. A request I for a new trial was denied. He ' is to serve his term at the men’s reformatory in Anamosa.
T rv r 1 home employes, other than of-
Term on Drug Count flcialg| reHcei^ an acros, the
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Harbor’s salary and the full senate will decide Brown’s salary after the legislature convenes Jan. 14.
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