Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 24, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

January 24, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., Jan. 24, 1914 Commissioners, Legislators Meet on Financial Disclosure (Continued from Page 1.) things, requiring only that dis- position of any balance in Ihe treasury be reported. Three members of the five- person state commission were contacted by The Gazette for comments on Ihe situation. Each indicated implementa- tion of the new law, as is often the case with new legislation, will require a period of time for clearing up matters. In fact, they said, the com- mission met with legislators in Des Moines Monday with a three-page list of problems en- countered by the commission in carrying out its task. Chairman Charles Rehling, Davenport, said it may be that the law calls for the dissolution forms to include income and disbursements since the last quarterly re- port. In any case, he said, if the amount disposed of on the dissolution form is different from the balance on the last quarterly report, the can- didate should be required to list his contributions and ex- penditures. Attach Form If it is determined the disso- lution reports are to include such information, he said, the commission will probably at- tach quarterly report forms to the dissolution forms. The reason for this is the expense of printing and mail- ing new forms. He said the secretary of state had to get the forms printed by September and commended him for getting the job done. Commissioner Russell Ross, Iowa City, said he thinks it is "absolutely right" that the dissolution reports should in- clude receipts and disburse- ments since the last quarterly report. Plans Research Commissioner Charles Wig- gins said it is an interesting question and he will research it before, the next commission meeting. Committees should not be able to dissolve without re- porting income and expenses since their previous report, he said. Deputy Secretary of State Herman Schweiker said Thursday there is at least an implication in the forms that all receipts and disbursements are to be reported, although it may not be specifically stat- ed. He said attaching a report form to the notice of dissolu- tion might be appropriate. Problems Mentioned Among problems mentioned by the commission to legisla- tors Monday was the present law permits can- didates for school boards and municipal offices to avoid public disclosure, before an election, of contributions and disbursements. The commission recom- mended candidates for those offices be required to submit a current report on those items due five days before the election. They also noted there have been suggestions that election commissioners be required to file summary reports with the commission within a certain time period after each report- ing date. Complaint Procedure Complaints may be filed with the commission only by an opposing candidate, can- didate's political committee or statutory political committee. The commission may initi- ate action on its own motion, also. T h e commission recom- mended that county commis- sioners be required to make periodic summary reports to Ihe state commissioner. From this information the commis- sion could make public re- ports. The commission also listed several items, not esssential to its duties, but considered important enough io bring to t h e legislature's attention. These included: A possible occasion when a committee spends money sup- porting a candidate within a few days of an election, which would place the candidate over his campaign limit; how- ever, within the 72-hour limit, but after the election, the can- didate renounces the support of such committee. The commission believes legislation, such as that re- quiring non-endorsed commit- tees to state they are not en- dorsed in all advertising, may be necessary. To facilitate the commission in overseeing candidate and committee expense, the com- mission would like to have candidates required to report a list of committees they rec- ognize as supporting them and that such a list be submit- ted with their financial re- ports. Several Reports Still Missing Two Linn county candidates for city or school board offices who had campaign expenses of more than S100 as reported in October reports did not have annual reports on file in the auditor's office Thursday. Two other candidates and one political committee which filed reports in October with less than in income or ex- penses had no annual reports on file Thursday. These are in addition to the seven candidates who report- ed campaign incomes of more than but had no an- nual reports on file Tuesday, as reported then. Due Jan. 20 Annual reports were due Jan. 20 if income or expenses exceeded for 1973. Those without annual re- ports who reported earlier ex- penses of more than are James A. Trinka and Charles Ligons. both unsuccessful can- didates for safety commis- sioner. Charles Wiggins, Ames, member of the commission which oversees the law, told The Gazette Wednesday that candidates o r committees which file quarterly reports are required to continue filing reports until dissolution. October Reports Candidates and committees which filed October reports, but had no annual report on file Thursday are John D. Oberthien committee, unsuc- cessful candidate for safety commissioner; Gregory Schaefers committee, unsuc- cessful candidate for Center Point mayor, and the Young Republicans of Linn county. Two persons mentioned in the Tuesday story about not having annual reports on file have filed reports since then. Floyd Bergen committee filed a report Wednesday. Thomas Gardner committee filed a report and dissolution Thursday. Both were unsuc- cessful candidates for safety commissioner. Willful violation of the stat- ute subjects the offender to a fine of not more than or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days. Rites Saturday for Ray Bush, Earlville EARLVILLE Ray a pharmacist here for 35 years until his retirement two years ago, died Tuesday afternoon in a Manchester hospital. Born April 3, 1904, in Coles- burg, he was graduated from the University of Iowa college of pharmacy. He worked in Dubu- que before opening the Earlville Pharmacy here in 1937. Survivors include his wife, Teresa, and a foster son. He was a member of state and national pharmaceutical as- sociations, Commercial club, Delaware Historical Society and was active in Scouting, the Democratic party and was a re- tired member of the fire depart- ment. Services: Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church. Burial: Oak Hill cemetery, Colesburg. Rosary will be re- cited Thursday at 8 p.m. and a scripture service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the Clifton fu- neral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. Thieves Strike Twice in a Day Two crimes in one day was the fate suffered by Glen Whiting, 420 Fortieth street NE. Whiting told police Wednes- day a watch worth was taken from his too] box at the plant of Goes division of Rock- well International, where he works. And, while his car was parked in the 1400 block of B avenue NE someone took four hubcaps worth Whiting said. HUTTON'S TROPICAL FISH 947-7th Ave. MARION 377-7890 Complete Line of Fresh Saltwater Fish as Well as All Aquarium Needs And Pet Supplies! Great Selection And Great Savings Are Still Here For You Once inside the door you'll see that Holley's traditional semi-annual sale hasn't lost any of its steam. There are savings of There are savings of Just look around and find those things that you've been wanting in men's clothing and furnishings. The odds are in your favor lo find exactly what you want at a fraction of the regular price. Shop Week nights til 9 P.M. SHOP FOR MEN LINDALE PLAZA CEDAR RAPIDS k L I Johnson County Asks Ruling on Data Contract IOWA CITY The Johnson county board of supervisors is going to court over the legality of a contract between County Auditor Dolores Rogers and a Cedar Rapids data processing firm. At a Wednesday afternoon meeting, the board voted 2 to .Lorada Cilek abstained) te lave the district court rule on lie legality of Iowa Data Pro- cessing handling the county's o t e r registration services Richard Bartel and Rober 3urns voted for the motion. The county presently has 'our-year contract with the 'irm, paying the firm for services in 1973. According lo County Attorney Carl Goetz, the principal issue is whether the commissioner oi elections (Mrs. Rogers) has the authority to sign such a contracl without approval of the board ol supervisors. Mrs. Rogers has denied any wrongdoing on her contract with the company. Beer Distributor's License Suspended IOWA The-Green Beverage Co...of Iowa City will :iave its license to distribute Deer suspended for 60-days ef- 'ective Feb. 4, as a result of ac- tion taken in Des Moines Tues- day. Owner of the company, Ber- lard Green, earlier pled guilty :o charges of illegally selling a teg of beer, to an undercover state liquor agent. He was fined 1200 on the charge.. The suspension of Green's dis- :ributing license came after a hearing before Roland Gal- agher, director of the Iowa 3eer and liquor control depart- ment Tuesday. Green distributed beer for the Hamms Brewing Co. Elmcrest Club Elects Officers Jerome Hall, route three, Cedar Rapids, has been electee 1974 president of the Elmcrest County club. Other officers elected for the year are Roger Welty, vice- presidenl; Robert Young, trea- surer; Charles Cebuhar, execu- tive secretary, and Joseph Day, secretary. Elected to three-year terms on the board of directors were Frank Pfaff, Charles Mullinex, Robert South, Young, and Don- ald Hollahan. IRS Office in C.R. Will Be Open Saturday The Cedar Uapids interns Revenue Service office will b open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sa urday to answer questions o help taxpayers complete the returns. Larry Lawson, local IRS o fice manager, said this is one q two Saturdays the office plan to be open during the 1974 filin season. The second Saturday openin is tentatively scheduled for Apri 13. He urged taxpayers to ca IRS for help. "Many peopl come lo our office for help whe a phone call would answer thei he said. The Cedar Rapids IRS offic is in room 215 of the Federa building, First avenue and Firs street SE. The IRS taxpayer as sistance phone number is 366- 0436. Religion Writer Louis Cassels Is Dead at 52 WASHINGTON (UPI) Louis tassels, United Press Interna tional senior editor and prize winning religion writer who cov ered nearly every major re ligious and social welfare story during the turbulent 1960s, has died-at his home in Aiken, SiC He'was 52. x Cassels, who had a history o leart trouble, apparently suf- fered a coronary attack Wednes- day evening shortly after finish- ng dinner at his home, his wife. Charlotte, said. A veteran of 32 years with UPI, Cassels was the author oi many magazine .articles and more than a half dozen books on religion and ethical problems n contemporary America the leld he regularly covered. His weekly column, "Keligion in appeared in after- noon papers; another, "World of was for morning newspaper use. He was the firs! wire service reporter to write and in depth on reli- gious news of interest to every 'aith as a topic of continuing mportance to secular newspa- per readers. Although best known for his coverage of major religious events, such as the Second Vati- an Ecumenical Council, he vrqle penetratingly on topics 'ther than religion. Noteworthy i-as a report for UPI n 1987 titled "The Negro in Re- What Two C.R. Students Are Mamed to Dean's Lists Two Cedar Rapids' students lave been named to the dean's ist at .their respective institu- ions. Carolyn Caruthers, 2H8 Larry Clcdwcnu Humidifier SALE! Crown Model 20 gal. per day capacity. 3 speed fan, refill signal light; easy to fill reservoir. Reg. Royal Model 2 speed, water reservoir capacity 7.5 gal. Auto- matic shut off, 8 gal. evaporate capacity in 24 hours. Reg. S5995 NOW SALE ON ALL REMAINING SLEDS 8' Gladdin Toboggan Reg. 34.95 Flexible Flyer 60" Flying Discs Reg. 27.95 Champion Sleds Reg. Reg. Bronco Mini Boggan Reg. Week-End Special FROM OUR FLORIST SHOP Fresh DAISIES BUNCH 1. 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