Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed., October 9, 1974
-Gazette Photo by John Mdvor
City workers Tuesday began planting the first of 1,500 trees to be planted this fall. These were being Dented in the 1500 block of Fifth street NW, to reolace trees lost in recent years to Dutch elm disease. In the picture are, from left, Bob Hodges, 5600 B avenue NW, tree trimmer foreman; David Mitchell, 847 Twelfth avenue NW; Stan Reinis, city parks commissioner, and Charles Perry, 1506 Edgewod road NW.
Nature Center Sets Operating Hours and Fees
On-site operating hours and use fees have been established for weekends at the Indian Creek Nature Center. According t o Nature Center Director Curtis I). Abdouch. these are tunes when members and the general public are invited to use facilities such as Discovery Trail without a guide and without prior reservations,
A naturalist and other volunteer staff will be on duty during these hours to provide assistance and information to visitors and to distribute literature and other items.
Weekend operating hours are Saturdays. I p.m. to 5 p.m.. and Sundays. I p rn. to 5 p.m. During these hours use fees for Discovery Trail are 50 cents for adult non-members, and 25 cents for non-members under age 12.
‘ The center is not yet officially open for casual visitation on week d ays.” said Abdouch. “However, groups and organizations such as school classes. Scouts. 4-H, church groups. youth groups and civic clubs may call the Center’s office to arrange field trips and guided hikes on weekdays.
“At all times use by groups is by reservation only,” he added. As the barn remodeling is completed at the nature center's headquarters primary use area at the junction of Otis and Bertram roads in extreme southeast Cedar Rapids, hours of operation will increase accordingly.
Four Appear on Assault Counts
Four persons have appeared in magistrate’s court on charges of assault and battery.
Paul Heidmann, Lisbon, was found guilty Monday and fined $100. He was charged with assaulting Thomas Travis on Aug. 22,
Gloria Baker. Hiawatha, pled guilty Tuesday and was fined $30 and costs. She was charged with assaulting JoAnn Berner on Sept. 8.
Ida Diaz. 1012 Highth street SE, paid a $25 fine and costs Tuesday after being found guilty Sept. 12. She was charged with assaulting M. EL Birmingham, a Cedar Rapids police officer, on Aug. 14.
The charge against Dean Brown, 3423 Dennis drive NW, was dismissed on request of the complaining witness. He was charged with assaulting Ellen Brown on Sept. 30.
Former Equity Funding Head Pleads Guilty
Sentence Deferred In Breakin Case
: Terry A. Beck has been given a chance to have erased from
LOS ANGELES IAP) - In a his record his *uil,y F|ea to a surprise move, Stanley Gold- charSe of brcakin6 a"d Erbium. 47, former president of in^
Equity Funding Corp, pled guil- bbo ^.'ear-old ( edar Rapids ty in connection with one of the man was accuscd ln connection biggest business scandals in U. an ' breakin at a S. history and admitted he knew nor,heast Cedar RaPids bus" of plans to sell phony insurance ness' 'n "blcb a slorco -sct policies, to counterfeit bonds "as s,0'cn
and to exaggerate the worth of «e had fencing deferred , and was placed on probation
the company. when ^ appled jn ynn dis.
Only a week into what was ex-trict court Tuesday, lf he re-pected to be a lengthy trial, mains on good behavior during Goldblum pled guilty Tuesday period to be determined by to five counts of conspiracy, the parole office, the charge will securities fraud and mail fraud, be dismissed.
He had been indicted on 43___
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said the government will urge a Grenade Blamed stiff sentence and was reluctant ericiae Dlflmeu to let the former Wall Street! MANILA (AP) - At least broker off on the other counts, it h r e e persons were killed “But the number pled to Rives Wednesdav and 44 others in. the court sufficient leeway to* , . . . ,
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High Court To Study Rail Act
WASHINGTON 1AP1 — The supreme court agreed Wednesday to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act passed last year by congress.
The court set a hearing for Oct. 23 on an appeal from a | decision by a panel of three federal judges in Philadelphia striking down key portions of the act.
The June 25 ruling was appealed by the government and the United States Railway Assn., a public, non-profit corporation set up under the act to map the future of a number of bankrupt railroads.
The act is challenged by creditors of the Penn Central Transportation Co., who say continued operation of the railroad under the legislation is draining the money which they have coming.
Svoboda Cites Ruling In Supermarket Case
WILLIAMSBURG—The recent court verdict against the A & P supermarket chain for price fixing “reveals the extent to which large corporate interests will go to control food production from the farm to the table,” said Linda Svoboda. candidate for state representative.
The case involves an instance “of too few getting too big, and the resultant injury being spread between the livestock raiser ami the consumer.
The rural Amana Democrat spoke Tuesday in Williamsburg, calling Jhe California verdict “a warning that Iowa must act now to do what it can to prevent monopolistic control over the production, processing, and distribution of beef and other food stuffs.”
Breakin Loot Recovered: One Youth Arrested
The merchandise taken in a breakin Tuesday at the Debbie Schade residence, 1226*2 Sixth avenue SE. was recovered a short time later by a police officer who spotted two juvenile boys carrying it through an alley.
One of the youths. 15. was arrested. The companion escaped.
Police said the boys took a stereo, a turntable. 33 record albums, one headset, a suitcase, a blanket and $21 cash. The items were valued at $390.
Patrolman Doug Hansel saw the boys carrying the items at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in an alley in the 500 block of Fourteenth street SE. The youths dropped the items when he approached. police said.
Work Stoppage End Is Seen At LeFebure
Workers at LeFebure Corp. were scheduled to return to work Wednesday ending an unauthorized work stoppage at the plant which began last week.
Charles F. Weed, director of the United Auto Workers local 1506, said the executive board met Wednesday morning with the striking workers.
The workers accepted the recommendation from Weed and the executive board that they return to work and process their grievance through the regular grievance procedure.
The work stoppage stemmed from an accusation by an employe that a supervisor shook him by the arm and shoved him tow ard his work area.
About one-third of the company's 1.300 workers walked out Friday noon after learning the company had not disciplined the supervisor after a grievance was filed.
First shift workers were to return af 12:30 p m. Wednesday. All other shifts will report at their regular starting times.
Don Wolmutt. personnel manager for LcE'cbure. said the company's decision not to discipline the supervisor had not changed.
The union could follow additional steps in the grievance procedure if it desired, he said.
College Board Tables Live-On Security Plan
satisfactory to the government,” Newman said.
Goldblum could be sent to prison for 30 years and fined up to $31,000. Sentencing is set for Feb. IO.
sion. Police said it was caused by a grenade
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Aid Request Seen
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deputy Secretary of Defense William Clements says there is a strong possibility the administration will ask a supplemental appropriation to increase U. S. aid to South Vietnam.
Board To Ask Change In Security Income
Linn supervisors voted Tuesday to suggest to area members of congress a change in legislation pertaining to supplemental security income.
The change would permit persons housed in public facilities, now ineligible, to receive the federal funds The change would allow a resident of the county home to receive about $160 a month.
Joseph Clark Dies,
East Iowa Solon
IOWA CITY (IPD - Rep. Joseph Clark (D-Dubuquci died here Tuesday following a long illness which had caused him to leave the legislature before the 65th general session concluded last May.
Clark, 63. reportedly died of cancer at University Hospitals here where he had been under treatment since Sept. 20. Clark. who represented Dubuque’s east side, completed his first term in the house this year.
Party officials were exploring the legal process to nominate a candidate to till Clark’s seat. Clark was running unopposed and it appears likely his name will appear on the ballot Nov. 5
Officials said a special election may have to be held following the general election to fill Clark's seat.
One Arrested, Another Sought In C. R. Breakin
A 15-year-old boy has been charged and his adult com-j panion was being sought in a breakin Saturday at the Margaret Erusha residence. 1515 Eighth street SW, which was foiled when the victim scared off the pair.
The juvenile was charged Tuesday after police received information that he might have been involved in the breakin. Police were searching for the 19-year-old youth who reportedly grabbed the woman after she found them in her kitchen.
The adult allegedly shoved her back into her bedroom before fleeing the house. Nothing was taken in the breakin, police said.
A proposal to have a school employe live in a mobile home on the school campus to improve campus security was tabled by the College Community school board Tuesday night.
The board discussed allowing Floyd Pegump. secondary custodial supervisor, to locate a 24 feet by 60 feet mobile home on the campus.
Estimated cost for sewer and water lines and other set-up charges would be about $8,800.
Pegump would maintain a security dog at his expense to further increase security for the campus .
Glenn Seizer, board secretary, said the board tabled the measure because it needed more information on the cost of other security devices, such as electronic surveillance.
Funeral Is Friday For J. C. Hoffman
WALKER—-J C. (Cliff) Hoffman, 81. a retired farmer and real estate agent, and a lifelong resident cf Walker, died Tuesday in a Cedar Rapids nursing home.
Born Nov. IO. 1892, near Walker, he was married Jan. 6. 1926. to Augusta Pape at Park Rapids. Minn. He attended Ti!-ford Academy in Vinton, and during World war I served with tho U. S. army in France. Mr. Hoffman was a member of Ray American Legion post at Walker.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons. Vaughn and Carl. both of Cedar Rapids, and two granddaughters.
Services: IO a.m. Friday at Murdoch funeral home in Walker. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 Wednesday.
Free from Harassment
MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet Jews celebrated the traditional festival of Simchat Torah Wednesday with an unusual degree of gayety and freedom from police harassment.
The board also wanted a report on the effects of having a school employe live on campus from other school districts which have tried the idea.
School buildings on the campus were burglarized several times last year, and Prairie high school suffered $90,000 damage last spring as the result (I a fire.
In other nosiness, the board authorized Supt. James G. Bayne to conduct a preliminary survey of district residents regarding construction of a swimming pool for the school district.
Bayne said several persons had discussed with him the need for a swimming pool, and asked how to proceed in getting one.
A survey will be made to see if a large segment of the residents are interested in the idea, before any plans are drawn up or a bond issue considered, Seizer said.
In other business, the board approved on first reading a revision of the policy on reimbursement for travel expense.
Reimbursement for mileage was changed I rom IO cents a mile to 15 cents a mile, and the allowance for hotel bills was raised from $15 to $16.
The policy change requires two readings.
Linn Deputies Probe 3 Breakins
Three recent breakins have been reported to the Linn sheriff’s office.
A storage van belonging to Highway Surfacers, New Hampton. was broken into at Matsell bridge over the weekend and tires valued at $200 stolen.
The Standard station at Central City was broken into Mon-•day night and shells and cigarets valued at $150 stolen.
Thieves broke into Valley View Baptist church. 5555 Mt. Vernon road SE. Sunday night or Monday and stole $12.84 cash and a clock and radio cf unspec-nied value.
Kirkwood Librarian on Health Science Panel
Maude Jahneke. librarian at Kirkwood Community college. will be among members of a panel on the subject of health sciences Thursday at the annual fall conference of the Iowa Library Assn. in Des, Moines.
Mrs. Jahneke anti Judy Tal-cott, assistant college librarian. will represent the school at the library meeting Thursday and Friday.
Tom Carney. Cedar Rapids city librarian, is president of the ILA and will preside over a general session Thursday.
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