Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
NAllONAt WtAIHID SdlVtCI »0»fCAil I* 1AM Iii > -I* - 74
Thursday night, rain will tall in the Pacific northwest and from the Gulf coast through the Mississippi valley, changing to snow in the Lakes region. Fair to partly cloudy elsewhere.
High temperatures Wednesday, low tem peratures overnlflhf and Inches of pre citation:
Anchorate 24 17 L. Anodes 74 54
Atlanta . 57 3* Miami . as 42 .14
hltmarck ..40 30 .Of Minneapolis a2 31
Chicago ____14 30 . N. Orleans 70 48
Denver .. 41 34 . New York . ll 21
Ouluth .....2<1l Phoenix 84 4f
Honolulu . 80 48 Seattle 50 37
Houston 44 SS Washington 44 30
Extended Forecast — Chance of rain Saturday, partly cloudy Sunday and Monday with lows in the 20s. Highs in the 30s and 40s.
C. R. Weather
High Wednesday ............42
Low overnight ...............25
2 p.m. Thursday .............38
Normal for March 2.48
Normal for arch ..........2.48
Normal through March .....5.02
Total for 1974 ........ 3.59
Barometer, rising .........30.13
Humidity at noon .........67%
Wind direction and velocity at
Gazette weather station at 2 p.m. S at 15 mph.
Sun rises Friday, 7:19; sun
Year Ago Today — High, 60; low, 50; rainfall, trace.
Bismark Snow 13-11
Chicago Rain 44-26
Cincinnati Cloudy 55-35
Cleveland Cloudy 45-35
Des Moines ... Cloudy 40-24
Detroit Cloudy 43-25
Indianapolis • Shwrs 55-29
Kansas City PtCldy 45-28
Milwaukee Snow 39-18
Mpls.-St. Paul . .. Snow 35-17
Okla. City Cloudy 55-34
Omaha .....PtCldy 46-34 Sioux Falls Cloudy 38-15
(Flood stages in brackets)
Lacrosse (12) 6.6, fall .2 Lansing (18) 8.7, no change Dam 9 (18) 17.3, fall .2 McGregor (13) 10.0, fall .1 Guttenberg (15) 8.9, rise .2 Dubuque (17) 11.0, fall .6 Davenport (15) 10.6. no change
Keokuk (16) 12.5, fall .5 Cedar at C.R. 7.12, fall .03
Wednesday .............. 32
Total to date.......... -5,517
Through March 13, 1973 .5.760
Percent of normal year . 83.10 Total normal year ..... 6,631
Pool level Thursday ... 673.84
March 13 — Mr. and Mrs. Rorer Marconi, 1608 Twenty-third street NW, a son.
March 14 — Mr. and Mrs. John Larson. 2011 E avenue NE, a son.
Births — St. Luke';
March 13 — To the families of Gerald Perkins. 250 Jacolyn drive NW, a son; Wayne Black-lcdge, 3134 Carriage drive SW, a daughter; Robert J. Clancey, 1936 Grande avenue SE, twin sons.
Out of Town Births
At Ame* — To Mr. and Mrs. Ted Renner, a daughter March 13. Mrs. Reimer is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Getz, 2155 Chandler street SW.
Patricia Rrumwcll, Cedar Rapids, and Bruce Obiedzinski, Marion.
Janette F. and Donald J. Holman. Penny Sue and Thomas E. Small. Sheryl A. and Ralph J. Lurker!*.
9:06 a in. Wednesday. Air-evac at airport.
11:12 am. Wednesday. Assist judice rear of 1614 Bevor avenue SE.
12:31 p.m. Wednesday. Grass fire at Twenty-ninth avenue and Eighteenth street SW. 2:19 p.m. Wednesday. Flush gas at 222 Forest drive SE.
6:03 p.m. Wednesday. Grass fire at Wilson avenue and Roekford road SW.
Magistrate s Court
Speeding — Robert Mera-shek, 700 Thirty-fifth street, Marion; fined $40 and costs. James Bell, 1006 D avenue NW; Jacqueline Tonanke, 5001 First avenue SW; each fined $35 and costs. Wayne Keeney, 1644 A avenue NE; Mervin Chandler, Marengo; Jerry Trydo, 2829 Russell drive NE; Jean Petranek, 2135 Williams boulevard SW; Richard Lund, Lincoln Heights SE; Todd Cowan, 5401 First avenue SW; Jeannie Snyder, route one, Cedar R a p i ds; David Stevenson, 3436 Shasta drive NE; Curt McNabb, 1123 Center Point road NE; Dean Wyatt, 1410 Seventh street SE; Richard Stinson, Mt. Vernon; David Prescott, 437 Fleetwood road SW; each fined $30 and costs. Thomas Lange, 261 Larick drive, Marion; Dan Drexler, 3013 Ravenwood terrace NW; Douglas Wurster, Mt. Vernon; each fined $25 and .costs. Dw ayne Robison, Brandon; Wayne Pansegrau, 4314 Bowling street SW; Glen laster, 2606 First avenue NW; Kathleen Toom, route two, Cedar Rapids; Hugh Washburn, Chariton, Michele Pierson, 634 Sixteenth avenue SW; Douglas Or cutt, Earlville; Kathy Dighton, 3731 M avenue NW; John Spang, 1155 Twelfth street, Marion; Barbara Champanois, 825 Williams boulevard SW; each fined $20 and costs.
Improper turn — Sidney Sampson, 132 Jacolyn drive NW; fined $15 and costs.
Plate violation — Michael Boland, 1021 E avenue NW; fined $10 and costs.
Vehicle control violation — Edward Lehman, 801 Cheyenne road NW; fined $30 and costs. Jim Mount. Waterloo; Raymond Thomas, Nevada; each fined $25 and costs. Daniel Townsend, 1619 A street SW; fined $20 and costs.
Traffic signal violation — Charles Glame, 2045 A avenue, Marion; fined $20 and costs. Janice Kazimor, 200 Norwood drive SE; Randy Michels, Bellevue; Richard Fowler, Swisher; Steve Pelley, 1627^ Eleventh street, Marion; each fined $15 and costs.
Faulty equipment — Gerald Moore, Olin; Marvin Bensend, jr., Atkihs; Phyllis Selck, 1925Mt. Vernon road SE; Terry Pettit, 1135 Hubbard avenue NE; each fined $10 and costs.
Driver’s license violation —
Mary Freeman, 929 Fourth street SW, two charges; Michael Cooper, 1229 Second street SE; each fined $20 and costs. David Marsden, 947 Rockford Road SW; Theodore Schwartz, Montrose hotel; each fined $15 and costs. ,
Driving on right side — Rob Rex, 1745 Twentieth street NW; fined $20 and costs. Sharon Graham, 2209 Twenty-sixth street SW; fined $15 and costs.
Improper registration -Charles Gaal, 1700 Fifteenth avenue SE; fined $15 and costs.
Meter violation — James Klemp, 145 Brentwood drive NE; fined $30 and costs.
West Liberty Peter Jacobsen, 82. Services Saturday 1:30 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran church. Burial: West Branch cemetery. Friends may call Friday Snider’s funeral home.
Waukon — Grace Hartley, 82. Services Friday at 1:30 at Mt. Hope Lutheran church, rural New Albin. Martin’s.
Strawberry Point — Rose Boland, 83. Services Friday at IO at St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rosary at H Thursday at Feeney’s.
Strawberry Point — Mrs. Lee Wing, 92. Services Saturday at 1:30 at Feeney’s.
Bechter, 68, Washington D. C. Services Saturday at 10:30 at St. John’s church. Rosaries at 3:30 and 7:30 and Wake service at 8 p.m. Friday at Mason-Hawe’s, where friends may call after 3:30 Friday.
Oxford Junction — Louis P. Ingwersen, 70. Services Saturday at 1:30 at St. Mark’s Lutheran church. Friends may call at Hayden’s after I Friday.
Anamosa — Mrs. Matilda Bickford, 75. Services Saturday at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic church. Scripture service at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Goettsch’s, where friends may call after 7 Thursday.
Fairfax — Mary Snell, 83. Services Saturday at 10:30 at Walford United Methodist church. Burial in Fairfax. Friends may call at Turner chapel west, Cedar Rapids, after 9 a.m. Friday and at the church from 9 until 10:25 a.m. The casket will not be opened after the service.
Mans Career In Stolen Cab Is Cut Short
The cab driving career of an unidentified man who stole a taxicab Wednesday night ended abruptly Thursday afternoon.
Cedar Rapids police received a report at 11:25 a.m. Thursday from Betty Brown, a driver for Century Cab Co., that a man had taken her cab.
She told police the man got in her cab at the Montrose hotel and rode to the airport. When they arrived at the airport, the man instructed her to drive to a tavern instead.
The man forced her out of the cab in the 2800 block of C street SW and drove away.
The Iowa highway patrol reported locating the cab and driver about I pm. on a dirt road about three miles south of highway 30 between Lisbon and Mechanicsville.
The man was returned to Cedar Rapids for questioning by police.
Initial reports did not indicate if a weapon was used in taking the cab. police said
(Continued from Page I.)
Samuelson, 36, of Cleveland, Ohio, was kidnaped on Dec. 6. It was expected that he would be flown north soon after his release to join his wife and three children in the U. S.
$20 Million Take
Esso’s payment brought to about $20 million the total ransom collected by kidnapers this year in Argentina. The take in 1973 was more than $30 million, with most of it going to leftist guerillas and much of it paid by foreign companies.
One other foreigner the French manager of the Peugeot automobile company’s subsidiary — is still in the hands of Argentine kidnapers. In mid-January, the McKee-Tecsa firm of Independence, Ohio, paid $1.5 million ransom for American construction engineer Charles Robert Hayes.
An ERP commando squad seized Samuelson as he was lunching in the company restaurant at the refinery he managed in Campanan 60 miles north of Buenos Aires.
Esso said the guerillas originally demanded $10 million in cash and $4.2 million to be spent on food, clothing and health centers for Argentine flood victims. The company said it could not arrange for distribution of the goods, and the guerillas agreed to take the whole amount in cash.
The. previous record ransom was more than $4 million paid in October, 1973, by Swissair for the release of its manager in Latin America, a Swiss national.
Last July, the ERP collected $3 million for John Thompson, the American head of Firestone in the country, and Ford last May distributed $1 million worth of aid to slum children, other poor people and hospitals after the ERP threatened to kill or kidnap the motor company’s executives. But last November guerillas murdered Ford’s American manager in Cordoba, John Swint.
Swint’s murder touched off an exodus of foreign executives from the country.
President Juan Peron has declared a “war of extermination” against the ERP, which is estimated to number between 500 and 2,000 people. But the government has reported no significant gains against the guerillas.
Ransom Paid, Kidnapers Free Wealthy Italian
LODI, Italy (AP)—Kidnapers freed Emilio Baroni, a wealthy dairyman and real estate owner, after his family reportedly paid $1.2 million in ransom.
Baroni, 32, was abducted in front of his home in this north Italian town 13 days ago. He was released on the outskirts of Milan Wednesday night.
“I am the man kidnaped in Lodi, get me a taxi please,” he told a night watchman who saw him first.
Once at home, he went immediately to bed and refused to talk with investigators who rushed to the house.
“I am too tired now,” he said
Mrs. Gerald Mershon
Marie Elizabeth Mershon, 68, of 1238 Ninth street NW, wife of Gerald Mershon, died Wednesday after a long illness.
Morn May 29, 1905, in While City, she moved to Cedar Rapids in 1944. A refired employe of The Gazette Co. and the postal service, she was married May 15, 1953, in Ottumwa.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Donald A. Blorngren, Lawton, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. l/troy Wolfe, Cedar Rapids; six grandsons, two great-grandsons, a brother, Glen Garrett, Gillespie, III., and two sisters, Mrs. August Blunk, Oskaloosa, and Mable Wilson, Ottumwa.
Services: Teahen chapel Friday at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Stephen Root of St. James United Methodist church. Burial. Bethel cemetery, in southern Iowa, Saturday. Friends may call at the 'Peahen chapel after 2 p.m. Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott, Baldwin; five sisters, Mrs. Vincent Risden and Pamela Scott, both of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. John Iv Clark, Baldwin; Mrs. Clifford Taylor, Olin, and Mrs. Edwin Topping, Hiawatha, and a brother Bill Scott, Wyoming.
Services: Carson funeral home, Maquoketa, at a time to be announced.
Memorial Services Zvan-k, Harold First Presbyterian church, Ely, at 10:30 a.rn. Friday by the Rev. James DeSmidt. Burial: First Presbyterian c ti u r c h cemetery. Friends may call at Turner east until 9 p.m. Thursday and at the church after 9 a.m. Friday.
Officials Report Radioactive Leak At AEC Facility
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -About 2,500 gallons of highly radioactive liquid waste have leaked into the soil around a storage tank on the Atomic Energy Commission’s Hanford reservation near here, a spokes- __man for Atlantic Richfield Han
ford Co. says.
John VV. McEowen The latest leak was discov-John W. McEowen, 74 of hr Rred by automatic detection Eleventh avenue SW, died e(JuiPment insta**ed after a Wednesday after a long illness massive radioactive waste leak Born in Tipton Nov. 2, 1900 he last year’ said J H- Warren had resided in Cedar Rapids director of program coordina-since 1940. He was a retired tion f°r the firm. employe of Wilson and Co a Warren said the lRak had
veteran of World wars I and II i ***" suspected for more than
and a member of Hanford two months but wasn,t con*
American Legion post. firmed until Tuesday.
Surviving are his wife the Warren said radioactivity
The Cedar Rapid* Gazette: Thiir.*., Mtr. 14. 1974
Threaf by Vesco To "Blow Lid Off" Told
NEW YORK (UPI) Finan- when Vesco was notified he was der Robert Vesco, “extremely j going to be subpoenaed, he tele-agitated and mad,” sent a phoned Harry Sears, his em-
threat to John Mitchell in October, 1972, to get a subpoena against Vesco quashed or he
(Photo on Picture Page)
would “blow the lid off the whole thing,” a witness testified Thursday in the Mltchell-Stans trial.
The “whole thing,” testified Laurence Richardson, was Ves-co’s secret $200,000 cash contribution to the 1972 Nixon campaign, made on April IO, 1972.
Mitchell, former attorney general, and Maurice Stans, former
ploye and Mitchell’s friend, to
“get over here” to his office.
“Vesco told Sears that they were trying to set him up and he was not going to tolerate it, that they undoubtedly were going to go into the contribution,” Richardson said.
“He said: ‘Get ahold of Mitchell and those guys and tell ’em to get it quashed or I’ll blow the lid off the whole thing.’ “He was extremely agitated. I’ve never seen him so mad. ♦Sears said he would see what he could do and walked out. He also was extremely angry.” Richardson said Vesco even-
commerce secretary, are ac cused of trying to sidetrack a tually had to testify before a federal investigation of Vesco’s Securities and Exchange Com-operations in exchange for the mission hearing and took the contribution — and of lying Fifth Amendment. The witness under oath about it. said he and three other Vesco
Richardson, who had been!employes took the Fifth in a president of a top Vesco com- later hearing, pany in 1972, testified that, I
Calls for Lower Gasoline Prices After Explosion
10,000 Miners Return to Work
former Genevieve Whipple, to whom he was married Nov. 12, 1944, in Cedar Rapids; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Gerhold, New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Walter Pratt, Cedar Rapids; a
readings from sample wells spotted around the tank confirmed the leak. The AEC was notified of the leak Wednesday, he added.
The liquid remaining in the
son, Frank McEowen Cedar leaky tank was out but
Rapids; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Warren said ,he tank was noar" Olson, Iowa City, and Martha ly,!“,mpty/ .... . .
Wilson, Lancaster Pa- a 11 s ,he l7th rePor,ed leak brother, George McEowen since l958- Warren said' Nuclear Cedar Rapids; nine grand- wastes have bcen stored on the children, and four great- reservation since World war grandchildren ^R sa‘d tbe radioactive liquid
Services: Saturday at IO a rn ;'s exF€C*ed he absorbed in in the Kuba funeral home east the s0“ ,befar„e,Leaches the by the Rev. William Ham,sh water 210 feel bHow Burial: Red Oak cemetery, Tipton. Friends may call at the British, Japanese Buy Kuba funeral home east after 7 Rights to Aqnew Book P m-Thursday. NEW YORK (AP) — Spiro
Agnew’s literary agent said Judy E. Scott Wednesday he had sold the
Judy Ellen Scott, 35, of 1705 rights to the former vice-Second avenue SE. a Cedar president’s novel-in-progress to Rapids resident for 12 years and British and Japanese publishing a former employe of Collins Ra- firms for undisclosed sums. di° Co., died in a Cedar Rapids Scott Meredith said W. H. Allen hospital Wednesday following a Ltd. and Jitsugyo No Nihon had brief illness. She was born Sept. bought rights to the book, tenta-8, 1938, at Baldwin tively titled “A Very Special
Surviving are her parents, Relationship”.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (UPI) — Ten thousand West Virginia coal miners returned to work SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) - Thursday following Gov. Arch telephone caller saying he Moore’s decision to lift a con
troversial gasoline sales restriction.
Another 15,000 remained idle.
was part of a group seeking to lower gasoline prices claimed responsibility Thursday for a small explosion at a Shell Oil Moore suspended the quarter-Co. operation. lank rule, which limited fuel
The third such explosion in a sales to motorists with tanks
week, it caused “minimal’’ damage to a shed, sheriff’s officers said. No one was injured. As in the two previous bomb-
three-quarters empty, for 30 days Wednesday after violence erupted and the Federal Energy Office indicated the state would
ings, a caller said the blast was , receive adequate supplies for caused by “Americans for Jus- March.
tice.” The caller telephoned the Three persons allegedly pick-San Francisco Chronicle shortly eting at a mine were shot (and before the blast. The caller also wounded Tuesday night. One directed newsmen to a tele- was in critical condition.
phone booth where they found a -
list of demands. 30 YEARS AGO — An Istanbul
Also as before, the caller dispatch reported the Germans
called for a rollback in gasoline were rushing north every avail-
prices and free distribution of able ship in Romania’s Black
gas to the elderly. sea ports.
Convenient downtown location
308 3rd Ave. SE 365-0511
Pansonic Warns Of Defect in TV
(Continued from Page I.)
treason and certain other feder a1 crimes, like kidnaping and irplane hijacking, resulting in death.
A death sentence would bt' mandatory if a jury or a judge, in a separate proceeding after a trial, found one or more aggravating factors and no mitigating factors.
But if any of the mitigating factors listed in the bill, like being under 18 years of age. were found, a death sentence
Garber - Earl J. Matt, 71. Services Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic church. Burial: St. Joseph’s cemetery, Elkader. Rosary: Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Witt’s.
Manchester Glenn Francis Vetter, 49. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the First Lutheran church. Friends may call at Shelly funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Tama Homer Rutledge,! 101. Harrison’s.
North English —Agatha La-cina, HO. Services It a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic I
NEW YORK (AP) - A possible defect in certain Panasonic television sets may cause overheating and should be corrected, if necessary, Matsuhita Electric Corp. of America said Tues- would be barred, day. j Other mitigating factors in-
Matsushita said owners of its elude a defendant’s having sig-Panasonic Model CT-98D 18-inch nlficantly impaired mental exportable color television sets pacity, acting under unusual or should call the company to have substantial duress, being a relathe possible problem serviced[tively minor participant in the free-of-charge. A national toll- crime and not having been rea free number 800-447-4700 sonably able to foresee that his has been established to reach conduct would cause a risk of the company, Matsushita said, death to another.
church Burial: Oakland cornell :2I1 a.m. Wednesday. Stove! tory, Iowa (’ity. Friends may to rutting board at 833 Thir- call at Powell’s after noon Kri-tieth street NE. day.
flowers can say everything
HIKSII . . n o Mf: irs
. I0 rom pl UvHrvry
FTI! LI OU l it MHH*
5008 Center Pl. Rd. N.K. 363-5565
for Any Oitailon FLORAL A It HANOI MINTS
rr.m FIOWIR SHOR
Your F t 6 Horn! IHM Fills Blvd. NW Kl OWI RPHONF
Phone Answered 74 Hour! (very Day
Town and Country Shopping Center 364-2146
have a name
The way he serves. The understanding he gives. The respect he shows.
All these things about George Murdoch can be called by the same name;
And the nam? explains why the man deserves your trust.
ml I MARION CENTER POINT CENTRAL CITY SPRINGVILLE WALKER COGGON
and in Cedar Rapids THE BEATTY BEURLE CHAPEL