Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Showers tonight in the northern Rockies, upper Lakes region. Clear to partly cloudy elsewhere.
Plains, upper Mississippi Valley and
For Wencil Bartas
Double funeral services for Wencil and Adela (Della) Barta, will be conducted Tuesday at IO a rn. in Janeba-Kuba funeral home west by the Rev. Ernest W. Larson of Trinity Methodist church.
Mr. Baria, 73, died Friday. Mrs. Barta, 72, died Sunday following a short illness. They lived at 1017 Second street SW.
Mrs. Barta was born in Western, March 26, 1902, and had lived in Cedar Rapids since 1903. She was married to Mr. Barta in 1926.
Surviving Mrs. Barta is a son, Lawrence Wclbes, Cedar Rapids; ll grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lester and Ludvig Gregor, both of Cedar Rapids.
Burial for both will be in Linwood ceemtery. Friends may call at Janeba-Kuba.
Jerald R. White
Jerald R. White, 65, of 2204 Wilson avenue SW, died Sunday following a long illness.
Born Sept. 26, 1908, in Todd-ville, he had lived most of his ife in Cedar Rapids. He was married to I/>is Wilaby, Nov. 28, 1953, in Dubuque. He was employed by Link-Belt Speeder before his retirement.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Edward Vinecki, Gaylord, Mich.; two sons, Douglas, of Florida, and donald, of Michigan; a sister, Mrs. George Villers, Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; seven stepchildren and 15 step-grandchildren.
Services: Turner chapel west Wednesday at 3 p m. by the Rev. Harry Egner of Calvary Baptist church. Burial: Cedar Memorial. Friends may call at Turner west until 2:30 pm. Wednesday. The casket will not be opened after the service.
High Temperatures Sunday, low temperatures overnioht and inches of precipitation:
Anchorage Al 4S L Angeles Bf 42
Atlanta ...70 SI .37 Miami 84 79 Bismarck 714t.it Min'apolit 71 S3 Chicago .. 57 48 .. N.Orleans 74 44 1.27
Denver ... 14 SS ... New York 47 S3 ...
Duluth ... 45 42 .. Phoenix .110 72
Honolulu . IS 49 .03 Seattle 44 SI
Houston .. 14 41 .. Wash'gton 73 SI .OI
C. R. Weather
IjOw Sunday ............... 54
High Sunday .............. 62
lxiw overnight ............. 55
ll a.m. Monday ........... 60
Total for May ............. 8.08
Normal for May........... 3.50
Normal through May ......11.40
Total for 1974 ..............19.04
Barometer, rising .........30.04
Humidity at ll a.m. 1......90%
Wind direction and velocity at ll a.m. Monday, SE at 12 m.p.h.
Sun rises Tuesday, 5:36; sun sets, 8:32.
Year Ago Today — High, 60; low, 56; rainfall, 1.49.
Weather, Hi-Lo Bismarck . PtCldy 70-46
Des Moines Shwrs 74-50
Indianapolis Cloudy 74-57
Kansas City PtCldy 83-66
Milwaukee Shwrs 70-54
Mpls.-St. Paul ..Cloudy 69-53
Okla. City • •. . .Fair 90-65
Omaha .......PtCldy 78-57
St. Louis.........Shwrs 80-62
Sioux Falls Tshwrs 73-45
Births — Mercy
May 25—Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Costello, 500 Grand avenue, Marion, a son.
May 26— Mr. and Mrs. Roy Broderson, 852 Wiley boulevard NW, a son.
May 27 — To the families of Larry Foster, 5913 Underwood avenue SW, a son; and Luke Reichert. 4021 Richmond road NE, a son.
Births - St. Luke’s
Births — St. Luke's
May 25 — To the families of Gary Baughman, Lisbon, a son; Larry J. Siders, Moscow, a daughter; Edward C e y n a r , 3817 Pine Tree drive NE, a daughter.
May 26 — To the families of James Hart, 1146 Thirty-first street NE, a daughter; John J. Dolphin, 2185 Third avenue, llynek. 177 Seventeenth avenue SW. a son.
Decorah — Albert W. Emery, 93, Cedar Falls. Services were Monday at 2 at Decorah Lutheran church. Steine’s.
Decorah — Elbe Hattlestad, IOO. Wednesday at 2 at First Lutheran church. Friends may call Tuesday at Stcine’s.
Keystone — John Kapucian, 93. Fellmet’s. •
Man Suffers Attack;
Car Strikes Signal
Herbert P. Booth, 55, of rural route three, Cedar Rapids, was dead on arrival at St. Luke’s hospital Sunday after his car struck a traffic light.
Booth’s death was ruled due to a heart attack by the Linn medical examiner.
The car driven by Booth was southbound in the 1300 block of Ellis boulevard NW about 3 p.m., when it swerved to the right, jumped a curb and hit the traffic light, i
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Herbert P. Booth, 55, was a lifelong resident of the Cedar Rapids and Palo areas. He was born near Palo Nov. 2,1918. 'He was an employe of Penick and Ford for 22 years.
He was married to the former Esther Knott May 30, 1945, in Heath, Mass. He was a World war ll air force veteran, and a member of Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Ronald and Richard, both of Lincoln, Neb., and Daren and Brad, at home; four daughters, Barbara, Sandra, Linda and Janet, all at home; two brothers, Laurence and David, both of Cedar Rapids; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Cary, Lomalinda, Calif., Mrs. Harold Knoeffler, Arnold, Neb., and Mrs. Milton Knoeffler, Riverside, Calif.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Booth, Cedar Rapids, and two grandchildren.
Services: Turner chapel east at. 1:30 Wednesday by Pastor Siegfried Roeske. Friends may call at Turner east after ll a m. Tuesday and until I p.m. Wednesday. The casket will not be opened after the service.
11:02 a.m. Saturday, vac at airport.
12:47 p.m. Saturday. Cutting torch to junk car at 509 J avenue NW.
2:39 p.m. Saturday. Gasoline to lawn mower at 1231 Brockman drive SE.
4:21 p.m. Saturday. Children playing with matches to rubbish behind 1127 Ellis boulevard NW.
9:03 pm. Saturday. Child playing with candle to trash at 1529 A avenue NE.
Lisbon — Lloyd Wilson, 74. Tuesday at 1:30 at Morgan’s.
Wellman — D. IL (Hal) Whetstine, 85. Tuesday at 10:30 at Powell’s. Burial: Was-sonville cemetery.
Dysart — Elfrieda Burger, 79. Wednesday at 2 at Zion Lutheran church. Overton’s.
Conroy — Frank Ahrens, 68. Tuesday at 8 at Trinity Lutheran church. The casket will not Im* opened after the service. McSwiggin-Uhlman’s.
Vinton — Goldie Albertina Slaybaugh, 87. Tuesday at 1:30 at White-Phillips’. A memorial has been established.
Waukon — Robert Roskop. 53, Clinton. Tuesday at 2 at Martin’s.
Lansing - Elsie Hefty, 76. Tuesday at 1:30 at United Methodist church. Burke-Thornburg’s. b’s.
Monticello — Thomas Shover, 90 Goettsch’s.
Tama - Herman Graff, 68. Tuesday at 2 at St. John Lutheran church. Prayer service Monday at 7:30 at Harrison’s.
Oelwein Ro < Gnu o, 81 Brant’s.
Oelwein Jess Richards, 69
Air-e- j Rudolph W. Weitz
Dies in Des Moines
DES MOINES (AP) - Rudolph W. Weitz, Des Moines construction executive who served during the 1950s as deputy assistant secretary of defense, died in Des Moines Sunday at the age of 73.
Weitz was chairman of the board of The Weitz Co., Inc., and was a former president of the Grinnell college board of trustees.
He was a past president of the Master Builders of Iowa and a former director of Associated General Contractors of America.
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felt such programs often end up doing more harm than good.
“We are still paying for many of the bold new initiatives that have been proposed over the last 20 to 30 years,” he said.
IBooks to ’76
Simon said it would not be possible to balance the 1975 budget, which projects a spending deficit of $9.4 billion, but said he feels some cuts in spending may be possible.
“My bias obviously is to make every effort to do this,” said Simon, who described himself as a financial conservative.
While a balanced budget next year is beyond reach, “I would certainly aim toward a balanced budget in 1976,” Simon said.
But he cautioned that it was difficult to predict at this point whether a balanced budget would be possible next year.
Even the best efforts of the government this year cannot bring inflation much below 7*/a percent by the end of the year, Simon said. The inflation rate in the first three months was 11.5 percent.
“At the end of the year we will continue to have a totally unacceptable rate of inflation, but certainly not double-digit inflation,” he said.
Simon also said he had no objection to the appointment by President Nixon Saturday of Kenneth Rush, the deputy secre tary of state, as White House economic coordinator.
“As a matter of fact, I think it’s a damn good idea,” he said. “One human being cannot handle everything, certainly, and maybe it is better to split the work load.”
Simon also said reports of a slowdown in White House economic decision-making because of the President’s Watergate problems are “the biggest bunch of nonsense I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“The man has absolutely a firm command of this subject,” he said of Nixon.
Mrs. Joseph Rebeck
Elizabeth A. Rebeck, 87, of 47 Twenty-ninth street NW, who made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. James Benford, whom she reared, died Saturday following a long illness.
She had been a Cedar Rapids resident 55 years. Born Oct. 14, 1886, at Andrew, she was married to Joseph W. Rebeck Sept. 4,1920, in Cedar Rapids.
Mrs. Rebeck was employed at the Shorewood restaurant for 16 years prior to retiring in 1968.
She was a member of the Home Rebekah lodge; past president of the North American Woman’s Assn.; and past pre.v ident of the Degree of Honor Protective Assn.
Other survivors include daughter, G I a t h a McDonell Cedar Rapids; four grandchil dren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Graveside services were to be held at I p.m. Monday by the Rev. Alvon Nelson of First Lutheran church. The family suggests that friends 4 may, if they wish, donate to the First Luther an church memorial fund.
Cedar Memorial funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Frances Barbara Swab, 86, of 1400 Second avenue SE, a life-dng Cedar Rapids resident, died Sunday following a brief illness. Bom Feb. 14, 1888, in Cedar Rapids. Miss Swab »was member of Calvin - Sinclair United I Presbyterian church, Beethoven club, Malta chapter of OES and the Shrine auxiliary.
There are no immediate survivors.
Services: Turner chapel east at 10:30 a m. Wednesday by the Rev. dohn S. Shew. Entombment: Chapel of Memories Friends may tall at Turner east until IO a rn. Wednesday. ’The casket will not be opened after the service. It was Miss Swab’s request that flowers be omitted
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judiciary committee Co un se I John Doar some way to turn over the tax records.
The committee, which had tried and failed to get the records from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is investigating to determine if any wrongdoing was involved in Nixon’s $467,000 debt for back taxes.
Committee members disclosed ast week the IRS had refused to release the records on grounds the panel had no legal authority to see them. Atty. Gen. Saxbe ruled Saturday that there were various technical procedures that could be used to get around that barrier.
The committee may decide to issue at least two more subpoenas for the tapes or formally declare Nixon in noncompliance with the three previous subpoenas at a public hearing Thursday or Friday.
In other developments: Senator Baker (R-Tenn.) says ^resident Nixon’s firm denial to turn over more Watergate evidence to the house judiciary committee considering impeachment proceedings is on shaky ground.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., May 27, 1974
Metro Kiwanis — District lieutenant governor will visit the club Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Roosevelt hotel.
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Crisco oil, 48 oz. jars, case $12.50. Oatmeal cereal, case $5. Prune juice, case $5. With tank full of gas. J. V. Truck Shine, 3rd St. and 13th St. SE - Adv. * * *
Judy Foreman welcomes her customers at Killian’s Lindale Beauty Salon. — Adv.
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Social Services — Linn county social services advisory committee will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p m. in the Health Center building, lower level.
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Gary Nassif is having private summer art classes. Drawing, painting, sculpture, also special interest projects. Children’s and adult classes, June 3-19. Call 362-7494 after 4.-Adv.
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Fashion Cleaners — store winter garments.—Adv.
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Conopus Club — Cal Wagner of the Highwhay Patrol will
“I think the house’s authority g** f'JJ?JhUesday,nr mCe'' a,in information nWhm it! ln6 *t the Embassy club.
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Man Arrested on Drug, Trespassing Charges
Robert B. Shepard, 19, of 2118 Blake boulevard SE, was charged Sunday with possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespassing, and contributing to the dcliquemcy of a minor.
Shepard was arrested by the Linn sheriff’s department.
Bond was set at $500 on the drug charge and $125 on the
criminal trespassing charge. A sheriff’s office spokesman said no details wore available on the arrest.
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must be backed up by military strength.
As he has said repeatedly, Nixon asserted that America must never become the “second strongest nation in the world” and added that it must remain strong if successful negotiations for reductions in weapons are to continue.
“Only a strong America, in concert with its allies, can be a strong force for peace,” he said.
He praised the votes in the house last week which defeated an amendment which would have forced the withdrawal of 100.000 troops serving overseas, saying such a move would have struck “a critical blow” to allies in Europe and the Pacific and at U.S. efforts to negotiate a mutual troop withdrawal with the Soviet Union in Europe.
For the first time in 12 years, he said, there are no Americans fighting anywhere in the world.
“Peace is the real and right memorial for those who have died in war,” he said. He urged that efforts be made in the coming months and years to keep the peace that so many lives were given to win for the nation.
Verne E. Noble
Verne E. Noble, 83, bf 3920 Sherman street NE, a Cedar Rapids resident the last five years, died Monday morning following a sudden illness.
He was born June 17, 1890, in Cedar Rapids and was a retired insurance adjustor in Fargo, N. D. He was married to Margaret Nyere, April 23, 19123, in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Noble Was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran church in Fargo, and was a past president of Rotary in Fargo. He was a 'member of Mt. Hermon lodge.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Verne E. Noble, jr., of Fargo; 'two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Mansfield, Sun City, Calif.
Services are pending at Turner chapel east, where friends may Register.
Furrow, Byrde Knight —
Turner chapel east at noon Tuesday by the Rev. Ollie Skurdahl of 'Westminster Presbyterian church. Burial: Garwin cemetery. The casket will not be opened at any time.
Grist, James Monroe—Turner chapel east at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Wilbert Trusheim. Burial: Cedar
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reserve and is importing some grains, notably wheat.
Ray, one of six U.S. governors who made the trip, said the visit had its surprises and highpoints as well as its frustrations.
The governor described the food, which came in large portions, as ‘•interesting” and said the Americans ate all their meals with chopsticks.
“I am sure we ate better than the average Chinese,” Ray said. He added he and his wife might not have eaten some of the dishes—such as dried pork skin, shark fins and sea slugs — if they had known in advance what they were.
He said the Chinese were very friendly and often lined up in large groups along the streets to wave and cheer as the Americans went by.
Dr. harold Schodde
Dr. Harold A. Schodde, a former Cedar Rapids resident, died Saturday in Denver. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schodde, longtime Cedar Rapids residents.
Surviving arc his wife, Rita; two daughters, Mrs. Martyn Temple, Federal Way, Wash., and Mrs. James Hastedt, Denver; a brother, Glen, El Paso, Texas, and three grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday in Denver. Burial also will be there. The family suggests that friends may, if they wish, contribute to the Heart Fund or a charity of their choice.
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formation of a possible sighting of Miss Hearst, the 20-year-old heiress to a publishing fortune who was kidnaped nearly four months ago and now claims to have joined her abductors.
The false alarm was only one of many that have occurred since six members of the terrorist group died in a fiery gunbat-tle with police and FBI agents May 17.
But it emphasized law enforcement authorities remain convinced Miss Hearst the Harrises are still in southern California, possibly finding shelter with SLA sympathizers.
The FBI had little comment about a tape recording given to Berkeley FM radio station KPFA Saturday.
A voice on the tape identified herself as “Cabrella,” and said she ws a “general field marshal of the federated forces of the SLA.”
On the 12-minute recording, she urged SLA sympathizers to “form combat units” and attack “the corporate state.”
She also advised Miss Hearst and the Harrises to “regroup and do nothing in haste — we will unite in time.”
The FBI said it was looking into the tape but did not believe it has anything to do with the SLA
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to gain information, whether it is the tapes or transcripts of the tapes or documents, is almost unlimited in the face of a serious impeachment inquiry, which this cleat ly is,” Baker told the Florida Federation of Young Republicans clubs over the weekend.
A key senate Democrat and the president of the American Bar Assn. also expressed dismay Sunday over President Nixon’s refusal to comply with subpoenas for Watergate evidence.
Senator Byrd (D-W. Va.), the Democratic whip, said Nixon’s rejection of subpoenas has bolstered the prospect that the senate will convict him in an impeachment trial.
And Chesterfield Smith, president of the ABA, said, “I have been shocked and annoyed that the White House doesn’t clearly state that, ‘Yes, I am subject to the rule of law. I am not a king. I am only a man elected by the people and when the su preme court decides that I have to do something, certainly I am going to do it.
California Lt. Gov. Ed Rein-ecke, who is seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination, said there’s only one chance in 10,000 that he will be found guilty of perjury. “If there is any justice left in this country, I will be cleared of all these charges,” he said of his three-count indictment.
Henry Ford II, who contributed $50,000 to Nixon’s 1972 campaign, said he thinks the President should give the judiciary committee “everything it asks for.”
vice will be in operation while the airport is closed. For information and reservation call 363-0335.—Adv.
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Shampoo living rooms $9.95, icdrooms $7 95. Diamond Car pet. 366-6226.—Adv ♦ * *
Need Beauticians full or part time, will train. Young School of Beauty. 366-0468 -Adv.
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Health services to correct spinal nerve root irritations. As sociated Chiropractors, Iowa Theatre Building —Adv.
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Beer Taken — Emily Quigley, owner of the Neighborhood Tavern, 835 Third avenue SW, reported Sunday 20 cases of beer valued at $182 were taken in a breakin
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Money Missing — Charles E. Neff, 1334 Hinkley avenue NW, reported Sunday $115 was taken in a breakin at his residence.
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House Entered — Mrs. Dan Fisher, 5303 Pine Grove drive NE, reported Sunday $200 was taken from a cupboard.
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Boat Stolen — A sailboat val
ued at $200 was reported taken Sunday from a garage at the residence of Warren L. Byerly 1263 First avenue SE.
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Heights for the 77th straight day Monday.
Informed sources said Sunday night that the snag developed over a Syrian demand that a buffer zone that would separate the two armies be narrowed. The sources said that under an earlier understanding, the strip dividing the opposing forces was to vary in width from IV* to 3H miles.
Narrowing the zone would give Syria a bigger defensive area in front of Damascus for deployment of SAM-6 missiles. Syria says this will help keep its capital militarily secure.
But Israel contends that a smaller demilitarized zone could put Syrian missiles uncomfortably close to Israeli settlements and populated centers in the Jordan vallev.
Hunt Forger For Swindle
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -Police and bankers say an expert forger used unique methods and the name John A. Smith to swindle several Palm Beach county banks out of as much as $150,000
We have an account in that name and we think ifs the same man” who flooded area banks with bogus checks, Robert Fogelman, president of Tri-City bank of Palm Beach Gardens, said Sunday.
A police source said a search for criminals who may have used the common name as an alias was hampered because ‘with a name like Smith, you would tie up the computer for two days.”
Bogus checks written by the forger, described by police as a white male In his 2(K, began turning up Thursday, and police and bankers said they are waiting for more checks Tuesday.
“The forger’s method sounds i little unique,” said George Preston, president of Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan and also president of the U. S. League of Savings and Loan Assns.
“There are all sorts of con games against businesses, banks and savings and loans around the country,” said Preston. “But not this particular type of thing.”
Bank reports gave this as one account of the flim-flam:
The man somehow gained access to businesses in the area, stealing blank checks from the backs of checkbooks so they would not be missed immediately-
Then he made out checks to himself, forging the signatures of business officials, and cashed them at the banks on which they were drawn. Tellers, familiar with the signatures, cashed them readily.
One Palm Beach businessman, John Nora, coowner of Nora Construction Co., confirmed his signature had been forged on four checks and the forgeries were “perfect three out of four times.”
Two Injured in Winneshiek Crash
DECORAH — Mrs. Howard Pollack, 80, and Helen Hamil ton, 77, both of Cresco, were treated at the Winneshiek County Memorial hospital for cuts and bruises Sunday following a one-car accident.
Mrs. Pollack was released, and Mrs. Hamilton was transferred to the Cresco hospital.
The accident occurred at 1:30 p m. Sunday when Howard Pollack, 81, lost control of his car on a curve four miles west of Decorah on the Pole Line road.
Pollack’s car, westbound, crossed the road on the left ride of a curve, rolled over an embankment, and landed on its wheels in a field on the Miles Henry farm.
Pollack was not hurt.
Heath Meets Mao
TOKYO (AP) - Chinas Chairman Mao Tse-Tung met Saturday with former British Prime Minister Edward Heath taken from hjs trailer a1 the resin Peking, the Hsinhua News ervojr during the week. The loss
Five Charged On Drug Counts In Camp Areas
IOWA CITY — The Johnson county sheriff’s department “drastically” increased patrols in the Coralville reservoir area over the Memorial day weekend.
Sheriff Gary Hughes said despite the heavy rain, the area was heavily populated with campers and teenage parties.
One Cedar Rapids man and four Cedar Rapids juveniles were arrested Sunday night in separate incidents for possession of marijuana.
Charged was Wayne Wentzel, 18, of 1430 A avenue NW.
The four juveniles charged ranged in age from'15 to 17.
The youths were charged after numerous complaints by nearby campers of a loud party All four have been released to their parents.
In addition, Hughes warned campers not to leave tents, house trailers and camp sites unattended. A camp site of the Neil Smith family, Des Moines, lost liquor, stove and stereo equipment.
Harry Dean, Iowa City, reported over $200 in food, personal items and cooking utensils
i was discovered Sunday.