Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., Aug- I. 1974
Crisis Lines Don't' Discourage Suicides
Telephone suicide crisis lines do not discourage suicides, concluded Dr. Paul Huston, former head of the UI hospitals psychopathic department.
“Those who wish to commit suicide do not contact a telephone suicide line,” he told members of the Linn county psychiatric clinic, family service agency and mental health advisory board in a joint meeting Wednesday.
Huston said that conclusion dispelled the notion that suicide is a cry for help. Those who cry for help don't want to commit suicide generally, he said.
Huston offered suggestions on suicide prevention. He prefaced
Drive To Oust Nixon Mounted Conservative
WASHINGTON (AP) — A campaign to enlist conservative support for President Nixon’s impeachment or resignation has been launched by the govern rn e n t ’ s former anti-poverty director.
Howard Phillips said Tuesday that Nixon no longer stands for the conservative mandate which voters gave him in 1972 and “survival itself has become the principal aim of this administration.”
his comments with statistics on deaths in Linn county. He said that over the 27-month period from Jan. I, 1972, through March 30, 1974, 3.225 deaths had been recorded.
Of the 3,225, 81 people had been seen at the mental health center at some time. Of those that the health center had come into contact with, 12 were listed as official suicides.
Huston emphasized that mental health clinic staffers should be capable of recognizing the “suicide type.” He said there was a “high-risk group who had better chance of committing suicide than others.” lf a person expresses suicidal tendencies or extreme depression, case workers should be alert to his suicide potential,
Three Bicycle Riders Injured In City Mishaps
Three bicycle riders were in Grand Jury Receives
Drunk Driving Case
Clyde Nelson Price,
jured Wednesday in separate traffic accidents. None was hospitalized.
William Rosburg. 15. of 22061address» bas been bound over to
the grand jury on a charge of drunk driving, second offense.
He was arrested July 14.
Eighth avenue SW, was treated at Mercy hospital for a fractured right arm suffered at 5:10 p.m. in the 2300 block of Williams boulevard SW.
Police said Rosburg was in-1 jured when he emerged from a driveway to the fire station located at 2247 Williams boule-jeenth street NE, was sentenced vard SW, attempted to cross the to 14 days in the Linn county road at an angle and hit the jail on a charge of larceny.
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An inmate at the men’s reformatory at Anamosa has filed a complaint in Cedar Rapids federal court, charging Warden Calvin Auger and eight other prison employes with a variety of offenses.
Barefoot Robber Compromise Bill On Arms to Nixon
- A ako set a $i billion ceiling on IJ.
Hits PDQ Store
WASHINGTON (API $22.1-billion weapons procure S. military aid to South Viet-ment authorization bill has been nam.
A barefoot robber wearing a sent to President Nixon by the it nlso established an active pillowcase over his head and senate on an 88-8 roll tall vote. J duty militate manpowt i .oiling
Man Given Two-Week Jail Term on Charge
Ralph Swallom, 400 Eight-
By ConS0 TV alive 'Vken a person is suspected as • likely to commit suicide, Huston
said the topic should be avoided directly but can be approached subtly.
He said questions can be asked such as, “Did you ever feel so hopeless as to not care whether you live?” “Did you feel like hurting yourself or doing away with yourself?” “Do you sometimes wish you were dead?”
Huston noted that there are , ‘a lot of unrecognized suicides Phillips, who briefly headed jn tbe county. I don’t know how the Office of Economic Opportu- would be possible to identify nity last year when Nixon was them for sure.” trying to dismantle it, said rnail-^ ne characterized the work of ings are going out to conserva-fbe psychiatric clinic as ade-tives around the country in a quale, but said there was a need drive to build grass-roots sup- (0 “tighten up on some of the port for the President's re- procedures—records and the
“Conservatives have long provided Richard Nixon with his most dependable support,” said
primary problem, he Phillips. “It is appropriate that|sa‘d- is the lack of staff. we should now play a decisive ‘‘They’re just overwhelmed, he part in requiring his departure said- They’re running with
from public life.”
He said “it is important for
their tongues out,”
Huston said there was a need
conservatives at the grassroots i°r SetfinS patient histories, to realize that President Nixon contact*n8 patients who did not is not in effective control of the come t0 tbe center* visiting government” and that the con-,tbem in tbe borTlf and keeping servative cause is not dependent records—a1! of which would re
front door of a car driven by Floyd E. Fisher, 67, Leawood. Kan.
No charges were filed.
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Kathleen I,. Martin, 19, 4402
Westover road SE, was treated at St. Luke’s hospital for abrasions and contusions to the right arm suffered at 3:42 p.m. at the entrance to Lindale Plaza on First avenue E.
Miss Martin was injured when she rode a bicycle across the intersection and was hit by a car driven by Joseph Howe, 62, 111 Fifteenth street, Marion.
No charges were filed. Police said Howe had the green light when Miss Martin’s bicycle crossed into the path of his car.
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The third bicyclist, Travis
Fiser, 5. Marengo, was heated at St. Luke’s for a bump on the head and a cut toe suffered at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of Midway drive NW.
The boy was injured when he emerged from a driveway, was unable to stop and hit the front fender of a car driven by John E. Blumer, 53. of 65 Cherry Hill road NW.
No charges were filed. Police said Fiser had just learned how to ride a bicycle and was unfamiliar with the handbrakes
He pled guilty in magistrate’s court to taking a billfold containing $6.25 belonging to Edith C. Clark, 626 Sixteenth street NE, on July IO.
armed with a Docket knife ob- The compromise measure, at 2,149,300 at the end of the tis . . , . . J/, .. , pnn adopted Tuesday, trimmed $1 cal year, 2.800 below the figure
tamed about $.>() from the billion from the administration’s;recommended by the Pentagon. 1944 Forty-second street budfiet requests for the 12 Civilian personne'
months ending June 30, 1975.
In addition to weapons spending for U. S. armed forces, it
NE, at 1:19 a rn. Thursday.
A clerk, Christine C. Sparks. 25, of 6523 Laurel lane NE, ro
of the defense
department was set by year-end, 32,327 payment requests.
at 995,000 under de-
George Goff, who was convict-, . , tu . ,. , ,
od on „ state charge of breaking|j^ "
and entering in March of 1971,: , ., . « ,
requested *2» in damages, thel^ “>> IT
east on foot from the building.
« , e , Police said the suspect was
time. and a change in reforma- . .. ,
, ... h white, about 20, and wore a
tnet; no home
issuance to him of 111 days good
Gold Ownership Bill to President
WASHINGTON I API - A bill permitting Americans to buy and sell gold has been sent to the White House by congress.
The measure, enacted Wednesday, would allow the buying and selling of gold as of Dec. 31 if the President finds that the transactions will not disrupt the U. S. internal monetary position.
This would be the first time since the 1930s that private citizens could conduct gold transactions.
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In the petition. Goff claims to bt' a “sealed revelation minister in the Church of the New Song.” And, he says he has suffered “persecution because of religious beliefs” in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In addition, Goff charged reformatory officials with “inhumane treatment, unnecessary harassment” and “multiple sentencing” for the same prison offense.
Auger and others are also named for sending certain prisoners to the Fort Madison penitentiary in violation of guidelines set down by Federal Judge William C. Hanson.
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WAUKON - Vandals stole two cars from the Mark Mauss Motors, and a pickup from Brandt’s DX station here. All three vehicles later were found in roadside ditches, badly damaged.
Thieves Must Be Expecting To Work Hard
Police received two separate reports Wednesday of thefts of tools valued at nearly $3,500.
Richard J. Sojka, Washington, reported tools valued at $2,000 were taken between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday from a construction site on Waconia drive SW. The Rev. Clarence Prana reported a one ton hoist, five tarpaulins, two s m a 11-horsepower engines and assorted other tools were taken from a tool garage at St. John’s cemetery, IIH Third street SE. The items were valued at $1,490.
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on Nixon remaining in office. Phillips said his views are
shared by leading conservatives m*£bt be employed to relieve
some of the burden although some home visits would need a
in and out of congress, but many are reluctant to speak out because of support for Nixon among their constituents.
Britain's Heath Powdered with Flour Bomb
LONDON (UPI) — A 17-year-old girl hurled a bag of flour at
Hearing Begins In Dispute on Futures Trading
Trial began in Cedar Rapids federal court Thursday in a case brought by a Des Moines, brokerage office against a Law- j ler resident in connection with non-payment for commodity pur. chases.
Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner; and Smith. Inc., contends Larry Orville Kurtenbach had an ac-i count with the company totaling $19,125. but paid just $4,344.
Prior to the trial, Kurtenbach going to happen.” he said. “You'agreed to pay the portion of the
quire more staff work and staff. He suggested volunteers
trained social worker or nurse.
Yet even with all these precautions, “suicides are still
will never get all of them.”
$14,781 owed for hog futures. He argued, however, that he had stopped orders on the purchase of soybean futures and therefore
Penalty Aug. 30 should not have to pay for them.
The trial was expected to end
WASHINGTON (AP) - Call
Britain's former prime min- forma Lt. Gov.
Thursday afternoon, at which Ed Reinecke, time Judge Edward J. McManus
ister, Edward Heath. Tuesday convicted of perjury last week, will set up a schedule for the
and hit him squarely on the back of the neck, covering him with flour
submission of briefs by lawyers.
20 YEARS AGO - South President Syngman Rhee said the armistice terms halted the Korean war
will be sentenced Aug. 30 by U.
S. District Judge Barrington Heath, unruffled, strode calm- Parker, the court docket showed|K"r e a n ly into the Excelsior hotel at Thursday
London airport for a champagne jn Sacramento, Reinecke said which
party welcoming the British he would voluntarily resign his were void as soon as the Geneva
rugby football team from a con- office. He made the statement conference came to an end with-
troversial playing tour in South after his lawyers asked that his out
Africa. conviction be reversed.
It was just one of many _
bombs for the former prime minister, who was dumped from power when his Conservative party lost heavily in the February general elections In 1970 a left-wing demonstrator spattered Heath with paint as he entered No. IO Downing street to take office as prime minister.
An English woman threw ink over him in Brussels as he prepared to sign Britain’s adherence to the European Common Market in 1972.
The girl Tuesday was identified as Sonia Haines, 17. sister of the organizer of an anti-apartheid protest outside Heathrow airport. Miss Haines and a young man were reported taken into custody.
30 YEARS AGO — Germany introduced its Messerschmitt-163 rocket-propelled fighter plane in an attempt to halt American bombers.
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