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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 Gazette: The Modh Cedar Rapids Jan. 7. 1974 Liquor Chief I Backs Small Town Sales By Harrison Weber Iowa Dally Pr«n Attn. DES MOINES - Rolland Gallagher, director of the state beer and liquor control department, is in favor of allowing liquor sales by private business men in small communities. For years Iowa law permitted the old state liquor commission to authorize the sale of liquor through a private distributorship in small towns that did not have state liquor stores. Although a merchant could have earned up to $900 a year in profit from such an operation, it was never done. Six Districts This law was wiped off the books on Jan. I, 1972, when the liquor commission was reorganized. The impetus for changing the law back conies from, among -others, Governor Robert Ray. If the legislature approves the proposal, Gallagher would like 25 Too Many St Bernards By Gordon Hanson MARSHALLTOWN (AP) -It took two tripes, a rented trailer and a full back seat — but Allen Habben still didn’t get all his dogs to town. Habben, 25, hauled 22 fullgrown St. Bernard dogs to the Animal Rescue League in Marshalltown one day last week. “And we’ve 6till got three more to take in,” his wife, Diana, 22, said Saturday. “We had a total of 25 St. Bernards,” she continued, “and we’ve still got three fullgrown St. Danes that had six puppies which we got rid of, plus five half-breed bloodhound puppies, a black cat, a horse in the pasture, and a dog and two kids in the house.” Mns. Habben said they intend to take all of their dogs — including the three remaining St. Bernards but excluding the one in the house — to the animal shelter. 160 Pounds Each St. Bernards weigh 160 pounds each and in age from I5a to 5 The about range years. The Habbens live near Garwin some 12 miles from Marshalltown. Habben works for a railroad and wanted to breed and raise dogs for sale to pet shops. Mrs. Habben said the 25 St. Bernards were given to them bv a man “who told us he was going to be leaving the state and had to get rid of them.” But she said the American Kennel Club later refused to register the dogs in Habben’s name because of a discrepancy in records kept by the original owner. “When they don’t have registration papers,” Mrs. Habben Raid, “they aren't worth anything money wise to us. ‘‘We sure hated to get rid of them, but it cost us over $100 a week to feed them. That was more than what we were eating.” “Too Fast” “We’re just trying to get out of the dog business. We went into it too fast,” Wendy Huston, 19, an employe of the rescue league, was at her job when the St. Bernards started arriving. “It was kind of surprising,” M i s n Huston said. “We thought maybe they’d come in a pickup truck, hut the first load arrived in the morning in a two-wheeled trailer, with some in the back seat, and the second load arrived in the afternoon.” “They had collars on them so we just kind of dragged them in and put them in cages. They didn’t lead very good.” Miss Huston says the dogs “are super friendly toward people. Really outgoing.” The rescue league is selling the females at $20 each and got $10 for the Ione male. “We’re doing really swell selling them,” Miss Huston said. “I think we have only ll left.” Produced Year Early Harrison Weber License Pistes Pile Up to start with a minimum number of such distributorships. He has divided the state into six districts for planning purposes and proposes putting one or two distributorships in each district. There are many problems that would have to be worked out, such as whether the liquor would be given to the private merchants on a cash or consignment basis. If the plan goes, Gallagher would like to see the merchant required to select the liquor from the stock at the nearest state liquor store; there are 200. Since over 50 percent of the department’s volume comes from the sale of only 19 items, Gallagher says it wouldn’t be too difficult to stock the private stores. “But,” he added, “the amount of inventory would I probably depend upon the size; of a person’s pocketbook.” Gallagher also revealed that 40 percent of the department’s business is done in the eastern third of the state. By William L. Eberline DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa county treasurers’ offices are issuing 1974 tabs for motor vehicle license plates, but also are taking time out to store 1975 plates. The 1975 auto license plates, produced at the men’s reformatory in Anamosa, already have been delivered to county treasurers — although they won’t go on sale until next December. State officials say they are saving money by producing the 1975 plates a year early because metal prices may go up. But there is some grumbling among county treasurers, who say where to store them is a problem. Jefferson County Treasurer George Harden, Fairfield, said the plates for his county came in 178 boxes of 50 sets of plates each. Quite a Stack That’s quite a stack of boxes to store until the plates go on sale ll months from now, he says. The pile will get bigger, Harden says, because truck & .streets after the snow is plowed Sen. Doderer Social Injustice To New Year's Baby Charged My Ford Clark IOWA CITY Male Sen. Min net to Doderer (I) Iowa Cliv) Monday ‘ ani she will be bringing “a case of social Injustice o tho attention of biwa < dy merchants at a special meet mg at noon. The meeting was originally called to di.scu.ss a hill before the Iowa legislature dealing with interest rates. But Sen. Doderer said she will bring to tin* merchants’ attention the case of a baby who allegedly is being denied gifts given to the first baby born in Johnson county in 1974. The facta of the case, she said, are: A child was born to an 18-year-old woman at t - Diversity hospitals shortly after the New Year. Normally, the baby and mother would be given a considerable list of gifts donated by local merchants. In this case, however, the woman is single, Sen. Doderer said. The gifts were given to the third baby born in the New Year. The second baby was born to parents who are not residents of Johnson county. “I think this girl and her baby are getting a rotten deal, Sen. Doderer said. ‘‘As far as I can Snow- se€ this birth fulfills all the requirements of the contast. The awarding of the gifts should not “—<■—,raii*" ” Raid she w Rasmussen, Candidate Lists Assets WEST DES MOINES Clark HaMSinussen, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for gov ernor, Monday listed his net. worth al just under $30,000, H.isstnusMen said that as a candidate lur public office he Snowmobile Ban To Be Enforced In Williamsburg I Special to The Gazette WILLIAMSBURG -mobiles are prohibited by state law from traveling on city bc made a matter of morality. CZA001 The department originally proposed to omit county numbers altogether but retained them because of nu- Qff ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ brtng the matter to ^attention enforced by the city of Wil liamsburg. merous protests from legisla tors and others. met with the council last week to discuss the snowmobile situa- «■ ■ 'pm •>, , - ■ * A. ’’ iii - r xmtet - AP Wirephoto JEFFERSON Cornify Measurer George Harden of Fairfield displays one of fhc Iowa auto license plates for 1975. Plates won't go on sale until next December but they have already been delivered to county treasurers. Of the 18 other control states,! plates haven’t been delivered nine permit special distributorships or agency stores. The number of these distributorships varies from only one in Montana to 2.402 in Michigan. Oregon System Many of these distributorships are departments within supermarkets and variety stores; Idaho even has one in a barbershop. Last summer Gallagher visit-! ed Oregon to look into their special distributorship plan! since Oregon’s population is| very comparable to Iowa’s. Ore- The storage problem is one treasurers will have to cope with only once in three years, says Charles Capper, assis tant director of the motor vehicle registration division of the Iowa department of public safety. Like the plates issued in 1972, the 1975 plates will he good for three years. They w ill be updated with stick-on tabs in 1976 and 1977. The 1975 plates will have a new look because the department will use letters and numerals instead of only nu merals for vehicle registration. Letter Code The familiar county numbers remain, but each county has been assigned a two-letter code designation as well. Capper said the letter-numeral system is designed to fit the department’s computer system. As far as the computer is concerned, the county numers aren't even there. The 1975 plates will have black numbers and letters on a reflectorized white background. The registration plate will list the county number first, then county letters, then an alphabetical sequence designation and then the number. For example, the Jefferson county identification letters are CZ. The first plates issued will be CZA001. The “A” sequence will continue through CZA999, and then it will go to CZB001. No Duplicates Capper said the new system will assure that no two vehicles will have the same number. Under the old number s-only system, he said, several . different vehicles of different    as    possibilities I of merchants involved at the I Monday meeting. “I will sug-Igest that at the very least they Police Chief Gary Thompson can award two sets of prizes ” Delma Deaver, social worker at the University hospitals, said tu- u K * r .I    I    (Monday    “I    witnessed the signed hon. He briefed the council on \rekase from this young girl. As the contents of the state law, j far as I’m concerned it is the which has been largely ignored!baby that won the contest and here in the past, and asked for ^ie ^aby should not be pun- ; ished ” an expression of opinion as to the council’s wishes. Thompson said that if the council wishes, it could pass an( ordinance legalizing snow-; mobiling on certain streets — or even all streets. This is a part I of the state law, he said.' He mentioned that some cities have Train Hits Snowplow, Operator Is Injured WEST BRANCH - Patrick L. Clark Rasmussen felt “a responsibility lo make available all relevant information” regarding his personal finances, Ile released an audit showing assets of $50,651.99 and liabilities of $21,562.20, resulting in a net worth of $29,092.79. His assets included $.119.19 in cash, civil service retirement system equity of $3,106.80; cash value of life insurance, $432; real estate, $.‘10,(HK); automobiles, $3,300, and home lur-nishings, $15,500. Liabilities included a mortgage payable, $14,073.53; note payable for home addition, $4,724.67, and note payable, auto loan, $2,764. He reported a 1972 adjusted gross income of $14,340 65 with itemized deductions on his federal income tax of $3,293.95 and exemptions of $5,250 with a tax of $936.56. He paid $376.83 in Iowa income tax in 1972. Docket Hearing In Manslaughter Case for Apri DKS MOINES (AP) - The ilowa supreme court in April is expected to hear oral ar-Woods, 34, was listed in serious guments in an appeal by Mi-condition at University hospi- chael Dean Peterson of a man- in the Jeanine tate, Iowa City, Monday with in-, slaughter conviction designated certain streets as juries suffered in a train-death of his fiance - Marie Christensen. The woman was types in each county might have the same number — for instance, a truck with a half year license, a truck with a full year license, and an automobile. “We occasionally had some confusion in vehicle identification because of the duplication However, no member of council indicated any interest iii I such as ordinance, i told Thompson he I ahead w»th enforcing the Peterson, 21, wai manslaughter in found stran- convicted of September, routes for snowmobilers to get snowplow crash here Sunday. from their residences out oL According to Rock Island town.    State east and west and Railroad Engineer Dan Pieffner,    s gled to death in    her Storm    Lake Court    north and south were Cedar RaPids> “I savv the Pl°w    apartment in October,    1971. j but simply could not stop in the time.” The accident happened at the j 1972, and was ordered to serve and they i Collie street crossing here as    not more than    eight    years    in should go Woods was attempting to clear    prison. state snow fr°m the street. He is a law as it is. This means no maintenance man for the city. appeal snowmobiling of any kind on city There are no flashing signals at bond. the crossing. Ile suffered head injuries. But Peterson, of Alta, filed an and is free on $10,000 streets. The same state law also prohibits snowmobiling on side- Buchanan Road Program Listed INDEPENDENCE - The Buchanan county road construe- Iowa City Church Votes To Accept Bid on Property of numbers, but the new sys .    „    .... tem eliminates it," Capper walks and rn ,-tty parks without , . o some other specific authors- jmPer lion from the city council. It also is against the law to snowmobile on public state highways said. Mechanicsville Rites For Bertha Reece, 64 after they are plowed. Roy Sullins, a state criminal appeals attorney, said during the weekend that a brief filed by Peterson’s attorney Lawrence Sea Ii se contends that Peterson's rights were violated. Sullins also said it . ...    j    .    ii    i    alleges that the state sup- curity guard who aceidenta y , „ .    , chm hiLif  ...... .-pressed    evidence    favorable    to Hoax: Guard, 27, Charged DES MOINES (UPI)—A se- IOWA CITY — Members of the University of Iowa and the First Presbyterian church presently a visiting professor at city Sunday, will be held Tues- MECHANICSVILLE - Services for Bertha G. Reece, 64, J* who died at her home in Iowa tion program planned this year here Sunday night voted, 122 to Clemson universe Barn Near Walker Destroyed by Fire WALKER — Fire about mid- j ,    ,    'yproval    from    the    highway    com gon has just 22 state stores and fission A total of $393,000 was budget- *> -—    .. I    —    day    at    2 p.m. in the Presby- nicht Sundav dpctrAvpH a ham includes seven miles of grading 15, to accept a University of However, Prof. Baker did sub- terian church here. Friends    '    "    '    a    ar and four bridges. Engineer Ran- Iowa bid to purchase the mit dall Murdock has received ap-present church property. on the William Calhoun farm, shot himself, but reported he was wounded by a sniper, was in Polk county jail here late Sunday eharg<ri with giving a false police report. Peterson. Sullins said Scalise’s brief runs to 85 pages — making it one of the longest appeal briefs , its ss as: a a -“ =.* - <* *- -    . Born April The university’s bid was re- building is now registered as a portedly about $140,000.    historic    place. astern seems to be working Pl—r  If the state board of regents The university’s bid wportcd- orted cc^    projects,    although    J    and    the    Presbytery of Southeast ty was submitted just hours be 165 agency type stores and their system seems to be worki quite well, Gallagher reported. m way    police and allegedly told them I 12, 1909, in Ale- Thc blaze was spotted by a he had been shot in the leg by) chanicsville, she was married to neighbor. The bam is across the a sniper at the rear of the build- Olmsted, 20 Carl Reece April 28. 1928. She road from the farm home, was a member of Westminster The loss included 35 feeder The idea of allowing private    l0Wa aPProve the action’ U may [    , congregation was o Presbyterian church in Cedar pigs, six sows and 250 bales of,to tile scene liquor sales in towns too small C0™Pleted11 Pr<QJ(resolve a long-standing    con- have voted on another    offer to RapidSj    straw    Walker and Urbana fire.    bui]ciing to support a liquor store gained n I J°f/ l.u r tr«vcrsy over sale of the proper- buy the property. This was a Survivors inch (it \v r has- men kept the blaze from spread, momentum last year when the    30(1    razin8    of    the 123-year-old $120,000 bid by the Imversity of band; two sons, Richard of Min- ing to nearby buildings. church building.    I°wa Credit Inurn.    neapolis    and Don of Iowa City; The loss was estimated The congregation has pur- a daughter, Mrs. James Hymes about $12,000. Calhoun said year beer and liquor control depart a mile northeast of Troy Mills. Last fall the contract was, men) moved to close low profit ^ Bre c truc. state stores in seven communi The church’s original plan to .. A    .    *    ..tion    of    Lansing    on ties. A compromise was worked m m 7fi ith out whereby the legislative; v, ’ f h\v in 1Q7i council provided enough money ^    y    ’ The construction of three _    sell the building was opposed by rSmSii*1'congregation members Joseph lon ®f Iovva City’where it campion rn and Matmda Bakef> who caJlcd hoped a new buildin the building an “architectural erected,__ chased property in another sec- 0f St. Louis is children. ie-- Theodore Weasel, 27. of |Jcs flied with the high court. Moines, a guard at the new U.S.1 Postal Service bulk mail center Iowa Ll. Student, 20, Takes His Own Life IOWA C1TP — James Allen a University of Iowa student and Iowa City resident, died Sunday of what County Medical Examiner Dr. T. T. Bozek described as “a self-a minor, inflicted gunshot wound.” Olmsted was found in a car on the ('.‘e! overlook, at Coralville reservoir about 2 p.m. Sunday mg. About SU law officers rushed and searched the Wessel, who suffered ieg wound, later told authorities at as he was removing his .22 cali-he ber rifle from the car, it dis and seven grand- had moved IOO pigs out of the charged and struck him in the by Johnson county sheriff’s dcp- barn just last week. can rigid thigh. i uties on routine patro to keep the seven stores in busi-!Krl. _    ltu    gem”    and    maintained    it    should    ^ . -ai v xr *4- ness until tho legislature bai    mtl    '    j    ,n,    H    re    (    *    be    preserved.    The    controversy    (Efitar    lUtptbS had an opportunity to review the situation. Frozen Body of Man Found in Bettendorf BETTENDORF (AP) - The frozen body of a 63-year-old Bettendorf man was found Sunday Farm to Market funds. One of . the bridges will be reconstruct-!    ^ ed one and a half miles southeast of Stanley on a bid taken by the highway commission at $87,957.44. Another bridge near Stanley, over West Branch Buffalo creek, has been bid at The controversy extended to the general conference cf the church and at one time resulted in the excommunication of the Bakers. The Bakers have since been reinstated. The Bakers were not at Sun- $96,214.78. No bids have been submitted.?ay.mgh S nJee,m8-1 0 *»as re-m a pit in an empty lot behind on a third bridge, planned about ’lp a‘‘ a promisor of Kngbsi .it his home. Authorities said Jo-;five miles northeast of Brandon apparently j or three-fourths of a mile south pf Westburg Community center. The county plans to grade a Eltobill^r) In 1|«3 by Th# GafeVe Co. and puoiljhfd (Jolly and Sunday at SOO Third Avn. SF, Cedar Rapids. IO*a 52406. Second Clast Pottos# paid at Cedar Ropidt, Iowa Sutotcrlption rat#* 0/ carrier IS centi twee*. By moil: Night edition and unday 6 limes 12.2$ a month, 524 a year: Afternoon edition* and Sunday / (ssvet 12 50 a mo'-to. \25 a year. Other s’alet arid U V ’err(tones *40 a year. No man subscriptions accepted In creos haying Gazette carrier service Th# Associated Pre** it entitled emotively to the use for republication of oil the local news printed in thlt newspaper at well as all AP r,e/*s dispatches. Ar) ,ert A ivertisemet seph Mekshes had been missing since Dec. 29. Officers refused to speculate on the possibilitiy of foul play, seven mile stretch of road into arri Bettendorf detectives said Aurora east from Hazleton. Cost an investigation would continue, of the grading is estimated at An autopsy was to be perform- $290,000 plus right-of-way pur- ed Monday to cause of death. determine the chases, which are expected run about $34,000. to Tormenting Rectal Itch Of Hemorrhoidal Tissues Promptly Relieved Gives Prompt, Temporary Relief from Such Burning Itch and Pain in Many Cases. The burning itch and pain caused by infection and inflammation in hemorrhoidal tissues can cause much .suffering. 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