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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa C. R. Weather High Saturday    53 IO p.m. Saturday......... 4(i Rainfall    Trace Total for November HOM Normal for November 2.38 Normal through Nov .31.75 Total for 1974    41 30 Barometer, falling 30,08 Humidity at IO p rn 83% Wind direction and velocity at Gazette weather station at ll) p.m., SE at 8 in p h Sun rises Monday, 8:51; sun sets. 4:50 Year Ago Today — High. 40; low, 20; rainfall, none. Births—St. luke s Nov. 7 — Mr. and Mn. lorry Waller, 1528 WasBmgton avenue SE, a daughter Nov. 8 — To the families of Mr and Mrs Douglas Franck, Newhall, a son, and Mr and Mrs Dean C. Nielsen, 46 Summer circle NE, a daughter Nov. 9 — To the families of Mr and Mrs Andrew V. Ballou, Mon ticello, a daughter; Mr and Mrs. Douglass Walker, 1320 M street SW, a son; Mr and Mrs Richard Hartwig, 400 Valley View drive, Marion, twin sons. Births—Mercy Nov. 8 — To the families of Mr and Mrs. Michael Realer, 2226 Forty ninth street NE, a son, and Mr and Mrs Steven Ball, 2143 C street SW, a son Out of Town Births At Iowa City — Mr. and Mrs Michael Kemmerer, a daughter Nov 7 Kammerer is the son of Mr and Mrs Leo Kammerer, 2522 Amber drive NE, and Mrs Kammerer is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Skortvedt, Radcliffe Iowa Deaths Tipton — John S Bender, 72 Services Monday at 10:30 at Sheets and Son funeral home, Tipton Burial St Mary's cemetery, Tipton Visitation after 9 a.rn Monday Keota — George (Bing) W Mayer, 76. Services I 30 Tuesday at the Powell funeral home, Keota Visita hon after 3 pm. Sunday Sheldon — Geiger, Ida Campbell. Sunday at 1.30 p m at the Andrmga funeral home, Sheldon Turner chapel east, Cedar Rapids, was in chorge of local arrangements Gibson- Fires 9 16 am Saturday Air-e-vac at airport 2 56 p r>, Saturday Illegal burn* ing at I I 25 Pawnee drive NW 3 18 p m Saturday Undeter* mined to leaves at rear of Toff |umor high school 4 40 p m Saturday Undetermined to leaves at 3700 E avenue NE 5 18 p m Saturday. Illegal burning af 21 25 Wilson avenue SW Coal- (Continued from Page I.) he still had the President’s confidence and support. Gibson's contract with Interstate (MI Transport Co. of Philadelphia Mas considered highly unusual even for the lavish standards of the oil business. He had worked for Interstate only 18 months he fore leaving last May. His severance will total $880,000 Interstate became a subsidiary of Cities Service the month Gibson left. Sources close to Gibson s family said he doesn't want to go along with the White House plan to save face at his expense He believes his own reputation is at stake and must in* cleared, not only for the FEA {tost but for any other job with government or private industry. Kucera Charged With Possession Gerald Kucera. 28. of 280 Boke road NW, was charged Saturday with possession of a controlled substance after police stopped his car for an alleged traffic violation. Kucera was arrested at 7 45 p m. Saturday after police allegedly saw him drive through a red light at the intersection of First avenue E and Thirteenth street. The officer who stopped Kucera allegedly observed a (juantity of drugs in his shirt pocket. Further checking of the car revealed a (juantity of pills and two bags containing a substance believed to be marijuana Kucera was being held in the county jail on $11).(RHI bond on the drug charge and $125 bond on the traffic charge (Continued from Page I.) hours' work for 40 hours’ pay’ and chanted. “Workers end the greed; coal miners take the lead ” Union Approval Miller has said that any strike would last at least two weeks provided a settlement was reached this weekend that would meet with the approval of his 120,000 union members in 25 states. Many coal mines were reported operating in the Appalachian states on Saturday, a day when they are often closed A spokesman for the I MW District 31 in Fairmont, W Va., said about 80 percent of the mines in that area were working on overtime. He* said he doubted if they would open Sunday or Monday, when it will he* more expensive. C.R. Man Hurt In Cycle Crash Francis .I, Meyer, 19. of 2740 Worthington drive SW, was in serious condition at University hospitals Iowa City, with head injuries suffered Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle. Meyer was injured at 4 40 J) rn Saturday on Worthington drive SW near its intersection with Ely road Police said Meyer was traveling west when he lost control of the motorcycle on a gradual curve to the right No charges were filed. Meyer was taken to Mercy hospital and then transferred to University hospitals. Fontana (Continued from Page I.) April 7. 1957, he was a senior at Jefferson high    school, a member of the high school gymnastics    team    and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church. Surviving besides his parents are three brothers Timothy R., at home, Thomas I,., Fairfield, and Jeffery M., Fast Amana; his paternal grandmother Frances Fontana and his maternal grandmother Jen Rooks,    both    of Cedar Rapids. Services will be Monday at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic church by the Rev. Martin Laughlin Wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Turner c hapel west by Father Laughlin. Burial Cedar Memorial cemetery. Friends may call at Turner chapel west until 9 p m Sunday. Susan R. Gingerich Services Monday HAZELTON — Services for Susan R. Gingerich, 15. who died Friday, will be at 9 a rn Monday at the family home in Hazelton She* died    at University hospitals, Iowa    City, after she fell while lucking corn near Hazelton from a horse-drawn wagon when the horses bolted. She is survived by her par-ents Mr. and Mrs Rudy Gingerich; five brothers Danny and Eddy, Hazelton. John. Rudy, jr., and Erwin, at home; two    sisters Mrs Raymond Miller. Hazelton, and Alma, at home, and a grandmother    Fizzle Peter- sheim. Clark, Mo. Burial will Ik* iii the North Amish cemetery near Hazelton. CENTURY BURIAL VAULTS Since 1927 Charles, Henrietta. & Charles Jr. Poehobradsky 4219 MT VERNON RD. S E. 384-7478 .141 IIN K. LATES flowers Sine* 1909 Convenient downtown location I 308 Third Avtnut S E. 365-0511 -r Happy Birthday Jim Smyth observed his 100th birthday Saturday afternoon during a party at the Americana Nursing center, 1940 First avenue NE, where he lives. He is shown here greeting B.E. Lane of 3050 Fourteenth avenue, Marion. With him are his children, from left, Mrs. Edward Vornholt, 2916 Chapel drive SW; Delbert Smyth, Ely, and Harvey Smyth, 1831 Twentieth street NW. Mr. Smyth was born Nov. 9, 1874, in Big Grove township, Johnson county, one of 12 children. He attended Slubry school and Shueyville high school. He was married to Lido Kelsey in Cedar Rapids and they lived on the family farm outside Ely for 60 years until her death. He still owns the farm and he actively farmed until undergoing surgery when he was 98. He has long been an avid horse trader and rider and he specialized in breaking horses for riding. Bomb- (Continued from Page I ) communicating with the extortionist on Citizens band radio They used a code directed by the extortionist — who signed his communications “J Hawker" — in the last three* of six letters. “The code was similar lo morse code but was his own.” Mattson said. “He never heard his voice.” He said FBI agents used \oice transmission . Mattson said directional finders led agents to a car on the southeast edge of Portland in which a couple was riding. A man was holding a jwirtable radio out the driver’s window. When the man and his woman passenger observed the car following them, the driver appeared to throw it out. Agents halted thi* car and found a citizens band radio and a duck call. Mattson said the duck call signal “sounded like the transmissions we had been receiving.” FBI agents believe Heeseh is a military veteran but know nothing of his service record Recently he worked as a trucker. Letters from “J. Hawker” also included the initials RVOVN. which were interpreted as “reorganized V eterans of Vietnam. ” (Wore Briefs on Page I 2 A ) Tapes Taken — Kim De- Witt, 2112 North Tow ne Place NE, Saturday reported 29 music tapes and two speakers taken from his car while parked al his residence* *    +    * ( onsumer ( redit Assn. — US. bankruptcy Referee William Thinnes will speak Tuesday following a 8:15 p.m. meeting at the Montrose hotel. *    *    * Buresh Rental — Rent better brand named equipment — Adv. *    *    * Sertonia Club — Tom Eek-er. coordinator of athletics for Cedar Rapids public schools, will speak Tuesday noon at the Elks. *    *    * Best Rental Rents The Best. —Adv. *    *    * Keening Optimists — Ron Michaelsen. farm editor for WMT. will speak Tuesday at 8:39 p.m. at the Longbranch *    *    * Parents Without Partners. 362-3798, 384-4373 -Adv. •    •    • Day break Optimists—-There will be no meeting Monday. Want to sell something? Price it right, describe* it right and run it iii a classified ad' Previously reported.......................................... $11,217    8# E. ( olm and Sons, Inc*............................................ BM)    OI* Rexco Equipment. Inc........................................... IOO    OI) In memory of l.ibbie llubacek on her birthday, No\. ll. from her niece. Margaret Maekin............................................... IO    OO In memory of Bertha Penningroth from Mr. and Mrs. I^eslie Idaho, Mark and Randy. Flossmoor. Ill.......................... HI    OO In memory of Flora Werner from Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fekert..................................... IO    OO In memory of Harry A. Williams from Golden Rule Lodge 486......................................... 2.30 In memory of Celestine Williams from Vern and Nelle Beasmore, Lisbon..........................2.00 Total........................................................ $11,432.30    1971 Budget............................................................ $21.509    90 Yet to be raised............................................... $10,017.70 NOVAK MONUMENT CO. UNK ME MORIALS HINCK IW2 203 14th Ave. SE Phone 364-4439 Marker*, Monuments and Private Mausoleums Ex-Resident of C.R. Is Slain In Shootout ALBUQUERQUE, N M (UPI) — One of two persons killed Friday by a gunman in a state employment office here is a former ( odar Rapids resident The former love an was identified as Mrs Betty U*-Porte, a Des Moines native, who moved to Cedar Rapids in 195H. She moved to Albuquerque about five years ago, authorities said Her former husband. James LePorte. reportedly lives in Des Moines Mrs. U*Porte was the* mother of two sens and two daughters who were living with her in Albuquerque Authorities said the gunman later killed himself in his booby-trapped apartment here. The gunman whose unemployment claim was rejected walked into the appeals division of the downtown office and fired at three employes. Killed in addition to Mrs LePorte was Mary Velar-lo, 28, while George Jaramillo, 51, was criticiaily wounded. A policemen who went to the home of the unidentified gunman was wounded when he opened the door and a series af explosives detonated, officers >aid The explosives started a fire in the apartment and the gunman died, police reported. Uruguay Government Shuts Medical School MONTEVIDEO. Uruguay (AID — Authorities shut down Uruguay’s Medical college indefinitely Saturday after 52 professors refused lo sign a declaration that they never lie-longed to a leftist groiqi Marion Resident Fatally Stricken While Hunting Gerald VV Hopkins. 48, 135 Sixth avenue, Marion, died Saturday of a heart attack while pheasant hunting near Center Point. A lifelong resident of Marion, he was born June 15. 1928 at Cedar Rapids. He was married on June 24, lftftb to the former Virginia Culbert. He served in the navy during World war II and the air forte during the Korean war and had worked at Collins Radio l o. for 15 years. He was a member of First United Methodist church, Marion Surviving in addition to his wife an* two sons. Gerald VV, Barry ('., both of Marion, a daughter, Tern Ann Redford. Marion, his mother Mrs Vuva Hopkins, Saratoga Springs. N Y.; two brothers Lloyd. Fresno, ('alif and VVilford. Pomona, ( alif., and a sister Dorothy Pittman, Des Moines Services will in* Tuesday at I .'ll* p.m. at the First United Methodist church. Marion, by the Rev Glen Lamb Burial will be in Cedar Memorial cemetery. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel. Marion, alter I p m Monday Youth in Fair Shape After Farm Accident Ricky Hollrah, 8. rural Atkins. was in fair condition at St. Luke's hospital Saturday following surgery after he was injured Friday night in a farm mishap The boy was riding on a tractor on the Walt Krug farm near Atkins when he was injured He reportedly fell off and a grain wagon passed over the lower part of his body Feed the Birds * Always A Welcome Gift! Planters with Green Foliage Terrariums PIERSON S "cr 1800 HIU Blvd. NW \ fLOWERPHONt 366-1 826/^ o We have so many beautiful ways to say something special FLORIST and GIFT SHOP 364-8139 phone answered 24 hours every day Only one service... our best to all. Cost is entirely a matter of personal choice. k)hn B. Turner&Sm Turner s East. 800 Second Ave SE Turner s West, 1221 First Ave. West 'N Go To The Church Of Your Choice Every Sunday J    J It's I Alter Than You Think! STEWART FUNERAL HOME 1908-1974 formerly: Mona ha u-S Ic wart IRM First Avr. N.E. .'$<>2-2117 William J. Kubik William J. Kubik, 88, of 2857 Fourteenth avenue SE, died Friday after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 23. 1905, in Cedar Rapids and liven here all his life. Ile was employed 48 years at Merchants National Bank before retiring. He was a member of Westminister Presbyterian church and the Retired MAB Employes ( tub. He was married to the former Vlasta Kvetensky on Feb. 12, 1927, in Cedar Rapids. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mary Noonan, Columbus, ().; a son, Robert, Calgary Canada; two brothers, Wes and Joseph, both of Cedar Rapids; two sisters. Mrs. Joseph Simon. Shueyville and Mrs. William Kvetensky, Cedar Rapids, and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be Monday at 1:30 p m at Ja-neba-Kuba funeral home west by the Rev. John I' Woods. Burial Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call al the funeral home after I p.m. Sunday. Friends may contribute to the Westminister Memorial fund. Arthur D Biddinger Arthur I) Biddinger, 73. a former resident of Cedar Rapids, died Friday in Peoria. 111. Born Nov. 21, 190(1. in Cedar Rapids, he lived hen* most of his life until moving to Peoria about five years ago He was married in 1930 to th** former Elizabeth Wardle in Cedar Rapids. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist church and the Crescent lodge AE & AM Surviving are two sons James, Washington. IIL, and Robert, San Francisco; one brother, Paul Sells, Oregon, and five grandchildren Memorial services will be at I 30 p.m. Tuesday by Dr. Arnold Herbst at Turner chapel east. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery Friends may call at Turner east after ll a rn Monday. Memorial Services Swatosh, Robert I. — Matt at IO Monday at Immaculate Conception church by the Rev Richard Hen Burial St John » cemetery Rosary: Sunday of 4 p m of Kubo funeral home east Friends may call, liters, lido William — Services Monday noon at Turner chapel west by the Rev Richard I, Thompson Burial: Czech National cemetery Friends may cal! at Turner west until 11:30 a rn. Monday The casket will not be opened after the service Mr llten is survived by his wife the former Roily Benda instead of Katrina Christopher son as previously listed Post Office Open Nov. I I The post office will in* open Monday with all postal services available, although city and county offices will in* closed for Veterans day. Federal offices, including the jjost office, observed Oct. 28 as Veterans day while the state <»f Iowa observes Veterans day on the traditional Nov ll Garbage collection in Cedar Rapids will be one day behind this week due to observance of the holiday on Monday. Ellen E. Doughier Mrs Ellen E. Dougher, 95, a resident of Hallmar since 1987, died Saturday at Hallmar She was Itorn June 24, 1879, at Winthrop, and was married to Dr Edward J. Dougher of Midland, Mich He died in 1935. She continued to live in Midland until moving to Hallmar. Mrs. Dougher is survived by one sister and two brothers, Msgr. William B Collins of Mt. Mercy college of Cedar Rapids and James and Margaret Collins of Waterloo Services. Monday at 10:30 a m. at St. Patrick’s church in Winthrop. Friends may call at Fawcett’s in Winthrop after 2 p rn. today. Rosary at 8 p m William F. Tvrdik William E. Tvrdik, 54. a former Cedar Rapids resident died Friday in Chadron, Neb. alter a sudden illness. Born in Belle Plaine, he graduated from McKinley high school and served in the navy during World war II He was a meat inspector for the federal government at the time of his death and had worked as a meat inspector at Wilson and Co. before leaving Cedar Rapids in 1948 He was married in 1947 in Cedar Rapids to the former I .ola Nobel of Dubuque. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons Timothy, Cuba City, Wis., Jamie, at home; four daughters Susan Knapp, Manor). Sister Jean Ann. Charles City, Jo Le, Aurora. III., and Mary Alice, at home; his parents Mr. and Mrs Joseph E , Cedar Rapids; a brother RD. Cedar Rapids; a sister Dorothy Dannaeher. Davenport, and three grandchildren. A wake will bt* at 7.30 p.m. Monday at the Reiff funeral home, Farley. Burial will in* in Epworth. Clyde R. Bausch Clyde R Bausch. 89, of 805 II avenue NW, died Saturday after a sudden illness. Horn in Cumberland. Witt. on Feb. 18. 1905, he has lived in Cedar Rapids since 1930. He and the former Christina Kallenberger were married Sept. 22, 1934 in Nashua. He worked for 28 years at Universal Engineering Corp., retiring in 1988 He was a member of St. .lames United Methodist ehureh and was a former Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the International Assn of Machinists and Aero Space Workers, Harmony lodge, and the Elks and Moose lodges Surviving in addition to his wife are a son loon. Amana, two daughters Janet Ogden, Muscatine and Delores Guhl, Waterloo; three brothers Maurice, C edar Rapids, and Clarence and Stephen, both of Columbus Junction, four sisters Mrs. R d. Alcorn, Clinton, Mrs. Dean Wyatt, Marion, and Mrs. V.O Clark and Mrs. Grace Hansen, both of Cedar Rapids; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services are pending at Turner chapel west where friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday. TEAHEN FUNERAL HOME Since I *t:H> Marian F Teahen OWNER Chon. VHI*!' Flden B Kuhn mortician MHI First Att. SW A Funeral Home within our grounds makes our service to you complete. A capable staff, experienced in helping share the burden of your loss, will be devoted to helping you completely. (NdorjRcmorial FUNERAL HOME Cemetery, Flower Sin ji 4200 1st Ave. NE 393-8000 ;