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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Admits Lesser Count In Shooting Incident By All*’** Witosky TOLK DO — Ow woman and three men pled guilty lo charges against them in a busy session of Tama county district court last week. Another man entered a plea of innocent. Jacqueline Sandra Sicilian, 25, Tama, whose trial was scheduled for Monday on a charge of assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury, a felony, pled guilty to a lesser charge, pointing a gun at another, a misdemeanor. Judge Harold I) Victor gave her a suspended sentence of 30 days in the county jail and placed her on probation for one year to the Sixth Judicial District Community Court Services, Cedar Rapids. She is to pay court costs. Her attorney was court-appointed. Mrs. Steuhm was accused of shooting three times at James Brewer, 24, at that time a Tama police officer, as he was moving his belongings from her apartment Jan. 2. She allegedly obtained possession of his police revolver and fired in his direction. Brewer has since resigned his position. “You are lucky you missed him or you might have been here on a murder charge,” Judge Victor told Mrs. Steuhm. In another case, Charles L. I Boyd, 32, rural Tama, said he did not want an attorney and pled guilty lo drunk driving. Ile was finer! $300 and costs and was given the privilege of pay mg in $50 monthly installments. His driver’s license was revoked for 120 Huys. Boyd was arrested Apr;i 25 by a state trooper on highway 30 east of Tama. Drunk Driving Dean Whitebreast, 36, Wa terloo, pled guilty to drunk driving and was fined $300 and costs. His driver’s license was revoked indefinitely until he satisfactorily completes a drinking drivers’ course at Hawkeye In stitute of Technology, Waterloo. Whitebreast was arrested April 6 by a state trooper after he was observed driving erratically by a citizen on highway 30 east of Tama Michael Hay Muldoon, 18, withdraw his former plea of innocent and pled guilty to operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. He was residing at the State Juvenile Home, Toledo, when he allegedly took a car belonging to Harlan Lowe, Toledo, without !/>we’s consent. Sentencing was set for Wednesday, June 12, and Judge Vietor ordered a pre-sentence report. Trial Set Vernon Junior Creason, Marshalltown, charged with receiv ing Cedar K,i|»iils l»a/.etto: Mon . May 13, 1071 Regent Funds Handled Fairly: Mrs. Petersen Father-Son Diplomas Pete and Paul Solar, Cedar Rapids, both proudly display the degrees they were awarded at Upper Iowa college s annual spring commencement in Fayette Saturday. The honorary doctor of pedagogy degree is Pete's second Upper Iowa sheepskin; he received his bachelor's degree from the school 40 years ago. His son, Paul, experienced his first college commencement exercises Saturday as he was awarded a BA degree with a major in English. Pete Solar has worked in Iowa public schools for over 20 years. He is currently director of personnel for the Cedar Rapids school system. Paul is making plans to further his education with graduate studies in creative writing. Around Iowa ing stolen property, pled innocent and his jury trial was set for Monday, June IO. He is ac cased of receiving or aiding in concealing goods valued at more than $20 belonging to Lyle Sienknecht, flutier, knowing the property had been stolen. A car lent to Creason by a Marshalltown woman was found parked on a road east of the ll and S Marina at LeGrand at 4:30 arn. Feb. 14, Marshall county officers reported. Urea son’s billfold and his jacket were in the car, as were items from Sienknecht’s Implement store at. Clutier, it is alleged. Clutier is in Tama county. Ill YKAKS ALO - Barry Coldwater was the top vote get tor in the Nebraska Republican I presidential preference primary. Re-Elected DKS MOINES Dr Gordon Rahn, MI Vernon, has been reelected to the board of directors and will serve as second vicepresident of the American Lung Assn of Iowa He also serves as Linn county chairman and regional representative for the lung association. By Charles I). Schul I nor DKS MOINES (I IM) The president of the state board of regents said Sunday the financial needs of the regents’ institutions were handled “very fairly” by the legislature this year. Mrs Mary I/mise Petersen of Harlan said the legislature understood tin* needs of Hie regents and said board members “can be pleased with the efforts of our legislative liaison people Mrs Petersen said the legisla lure gave “thoughtful consideration” to the regents program and passed almost all of it. Mandate Concern “We came out well,” she said. However, she expressed con cern about a legislative mandate to increase nonresident tuition at the three state-supported universities by SHK), saying Iowa could eventually “price ourselves out of the nonresident student market.” When the legislature approved a $25 8 million appropriation for the regents, lawmakers left the budget $700.(HK) short of being funded The feeling was that the money could be made up by charging an extra SHK) to the 7 (KH) nonresident students at Iowa State university, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. l aced with raising the nonresident tuition or cutting back by $7(K).(HKI, the regents opted for the tuition increase al their monthly meeting in Council Bluffs last week. During the meeting, several administrators said they were concerned that if Iowa kept raising its fees for out-of-state students, the state’s universities could be without any nonresident students. In an interview, Mrs Petersen agreed “I see a great danger eventually in pricing ourselves out of the nonresident market.” she said. “The percentage of nonresident. students on our campuses has been going down.” ‘(#ood Ingredient' Mrs Petersen said part of the reason for the decrease is tuition but she added that the growth of community colleges in areas to tne east of Iowa also has been a factor She said that was especially true in western Illinois, which traditionally has sent large numbers of students to Iowa schools. “There is no question that out-of-state students add to the campus climate.' she said “They’re a good ingredient to have Their presence improves the vitality and educational climate of a campus.” Aside from the tuition ques tion, however, Mrs. Petersen said she was pleased with the work of the legislature in regard to funding the regents program. “We were treated very fairly.” she said “I think the legislature recognized the extreme pressure placed on educational institutions and on all public employers as well.” The regents president said the board was “very greatful” for the 7.5 percent pay raise given to reegnts employes which she said will help offset. “extreme inflation pressures.” “More broadly speaking, the legislature gave thoughtful consideration to our program and passed almost all of it,” she said “This applies not only to legislators but to leaders from the executive branch.” Inmate Art Show Set At Anamosa ANAMOSA Art works created by inmates at the Iowa men s reformatory here will he on display at the reformatory Saturday and Sunday. The show will run from 9 a rn. to 3 p rn each day. Items to he exhibited include leather, paintings, pastels, charcoals, beads, plaster molds, wood carvings, macrame and jewelry. Man Dies Teacher Retiring    Held    for Murder Debris Shaffer, a third grade SHENANDOAH, Iowa (AP) — teacher at Lincoln Community Edward Mutchler, 24, Shenan-school, Mechanicsville, will re- doah, was being held on an open tire this year after 44 years in charge of murder in the Page the profession She will be hon county jail Monday after a high-ored at an open house May lf) speed chase by Fremont county from 2 to 4 in the Mechanics authorities. Page County Atty. Ville Center gym.    I A. C. Urban said Mutchler was charged following the fatal Elected    shooting Friday evening of I IOWA CITY — Clyde J Hale A,,f>n Mutchler, 31, in his son of Mr. and    Mrs Marvin V. j Shenandoah apartment. Hale, Marengo,    has been elected president of    Eta Kappa Nu, electrical engineering honor fra-1 MARSHALLTOWN (UPII — A termty at the University of Iowa 59-year-old man was killed Sun-| college of engineering Hale will day in a fire that destroyed a be a senior in electrical engr j boxcar parked in a salvage yard neering next fall.    here. Authorities have not iden-l -tified the victim whose last School Election    address was a hotel in Marshall* nrmDtu mu t .u town, pending notification of DECORAH — Officers of he „    ’    /    ,    ,    ,, student bod* at    Decorah senior    01 kl"    <»,c!al*    «* high .school have been elected in m*n "f    ,hf homerooms Leading the stu. whcn the Itre broke out shortly dent body next sc hool year will aflcr 2 a m Su^f' be Paul Simonson, president:    ,    R. Dan Nelson, vice-president, and    _    a    a    a/e Dawn Williams, secretary-1 SIOUX CITY (AP» A Sioux treasurer    City couple and their young son were fatally burned when a fire Honored    swept through their mobile j T) home in Sioux City Saturday. I S (.OI RNh\    - Harris Barn-    yk.(ims    wp„, |dpntlfjpd as hart. Sigourney, a lied doss ,,.onard Peterson w. his wifp I volunteer from Keokuk county, Gpra|d|np. and ,hplr sin, Ml. has been honored for his volun teer work at Veterans hospital in Iowa City. He received special recognition tor his chauffer* chael, 2. Drowning , ,.    .    ...    .....    ,    WAVERLY    i    AP)—Firemen in mg and his work with individual WavP| K ,thp sparph patients. He also received a bronze emblem for 1,75(1 hours of loyal service. Mrs. Harold Strohman of Sigourney was Monday for a Denver man who apparently drowned Sunday in the Cedar river Waverly Fire Chief John Ingersoll said Gayle awarded a certificate for 5(H) Bonorden. 27, was testing a new boat and motor about 6 p.m. when he fell out of the craft. Electrocuted MON PE LI E R (UPI)- A hours as a volunteer Wins Contest DECORAH—Richard Dow, son of Mr. and Mrs leonard Dow, a Decorah high school young Muscatine man was elec-sophomore, won first place in trooped while unloading feed Iowa in competition conducted at a farm north of here over the by the American Assn of weekend Authorities identified Teachers of German He will re- the victim as Danny I). Del- (•cive an expense paid travel ! veau, 21). study trip to Germany for four Feeds of weeks. officers Named STANLEY -Mrs. Vernon Knoke has been elected president of the Stanley PTO other officers are Mrs. Gene McCann, vicepresident; Judy Kasa-meicr, secretary, and Mrs. John Miculinich, treasurer. Alumni Banquet POSTVILLE—Postville Alumni banquet will he 6:30 pm* June 8 at St Paul Lutheran church Classes of 1924 and 1949 will hold their reunions Alumni officers are Mrs Fred Palm-quist, president; Mrs Ronald Blumhagen. vice-president; Mrs Earl Ruekdasch. treasurer; JoAnna Brandt, 1974 seen*-1 fury: Mrs Blaine Schultz, Mrs. Tennis Murk and Mrs Lloyd Sehutle, 1949 secretaries, andj Mrs. Waller Everman and Mrs. Elmer Lcubka, 1921 secretaries. Elevator Fire DOLLIVER i API The I, and ll Gram Co elevator at Polit ver was destroyed by fire Sun day as strong winds hampered fire lighters Authorities said flu* blaze liegHii about H 30 a in in the gram elevator which was about half filled with shelled (sun Cause of tho fire was not known an employe of Kent Muscatine. He was kill***! Saturday when a boom on a truck came in contact with a power line. Siren Revives Lifeless Baby SHEFFIELD, England (UPI) A four-month-old lx»v believed to be dead “woke up when the J po!iceman taking hun to a bos-! pital turned on the siren on his patrol ear Nathan Oates’ mother called imlice when she found him ap parent Iv lifeless in his crib j Policeman Ronald Calvert arrived af the Oates home, un j successfully a d rn i n i s t e r e d mouth to mouth rescusitation! and then left with the child for the hospital “Ile showed no sign of life until the siren switched oil," Calvert said When it blared he jumped and came to." A doctor said later that Hie siren brought the child back to life The I toy was iii good comb lion. he said XBvngetf For the Finest* In Paints «r SMU LE KOF FS Vfi «cre» of everything for the homo Third Ave. at First St. SE In Downtown Cedar Rapids “EARLY BIRD” SALE! 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